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PART VII: PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE AND EXPERIENCE Process of Passing Bills 1st reading: question put to the house and bill read for first time 2nd reading: debate in the house (3 types of amendments possible: reasoned to express opposition to second reading, referral to committee before principle of bill is approved, or 6 months hoist to delay reading) Committee Stage: appropriation of bills made here before 3 rd reading for study. Amendments can occur here but must be in keeping with what was agreed to at second reading. Appropriation bills are referred to committee of the whole. Report Stage: notice of amendments brought forward. Motion to have amendments concurred in and question put to house without debate. 3rd reading: amendments may only be strictly relevant to bill and cannot detract its principle from second reading. Repeat process in Senate. Amendments to Standing Orders in 1994 1) committee prepares and brings in a bill
* Minister or Private member may bring a motion to instruct or appoint a committee to prepare a bill, but must give 48 hrs written notice (motion debated for 90 minutes) 2) Committee prior to second reading o Minister wishing to send a government bill to committee may make a motion to have the bill sent to committee before second reading (after reading of the order of the day for the second reading) - opposition members usually notified o May be up to three hours on this motion (not amendable) o Scope of amendments brought to bill can be much wider o Bill sent back at report stage but can only be taken up three sitting days after bill is reported o What follows is a combined 2nd reading and report stage o House can amend at second reading here Private bill: designed to exempt an individual or group of people from application of the law o Most originate in the Senate o Originate by means of a petition by the parties interested and presented in the House Key Actors in Parliament (political parties, Speaker - as agent of the Crown, and the legislative committees) o There is a reason for why political parties exist through:
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