first reading

  • 1.

    The reading of the bill's number, title, and sponsor by the reading clerk in either house. After the first reading, the measure is sent to a committee by the Speaker or President.

    Oregon State Legislature 1
    See also second reading
  • 2.

    The recitation on the chamber floor of the measure number, title, and sponsor by the reading clerk upon introduction of a measure in either house (sponsor name is read only in the Senate; the House reads just measure number and title). After the first reading, the measure is referred to committee by the Speaker or President. According to House rules, a bill must go to a relevant substantive committee.

    Oregon State Legislature 2
    See also second reading

1Oregon State Legislature, Legislative Glossary for Kids, http://­www.leg.state.or.us/­kids/­childrensglossary.htm (last accessed May 27, 2009).

2Oregon State Legislature, Legislative Glossary of Terms, http://­www.leg.state.or.us/­glossary.html (last accessed May 27, 2009).