Although a bill willl see both the House and Senate floors before passing into law, the bill goes first to the chamber from which it originated.
- Remember that the first reading of the bill occurred back when it was first referred to a committee. Now, when the bill comes out of committee, it has its second reading. The clerk of the House or Senate (depending which chamber gets the bill first) reads aloud the bill's title and number.
- Then the bill is tabled for the calendar (put on the calendar) by the clerk. The calendar is the list of bills each day that is waiting to be acted on.
- To mark this important step, the bill gets a new name. Instead of its original bill number, the bill will now be referred to by its calendar number.