Legislating

Here is where the laws of the land are introduced, debated, and passed.

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  • Motions are statements of general belief. "That this House supports" or something along those lines. They have no effective power, but can be useful tools, especially for the opposition or a backbencher.
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  • Where the clerks of the House read out the bill to the members. No debate is had until the bill is moved to the next phase of the legislative process.
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  • Now the members get a chance to take their cracks at the bill. The second reading is where members debate the general merits of the bill and whether or not it is a good idea, in general, for the country.
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  • In the Third Reading (which, in reality, follows the committee stage), members are expected to take a more microscopic approach to the legislation before them. The reality is that fewer MPs typically engage in his stage on any given bill, but it is where the guts of the bill are dissected and laid out to determine whether the bill is an effective one.
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  • All MPs are eligible to vote on any bill or motion that hits division.
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