The 2016 legislative session is moving into full gear these days, with much of our time now being spent in committees as bills get their first hearing in front of these committees of reference.
If a bill makes it past its first hearing, it’ll then move to what’s called the second reading on the Senate floor. There, substantive debate and possible amendments determine whether the bill will move on for a final third reading vote in the Senate and possible passage to the House, only to repeat the same process there.
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