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Passage to the second chamber
Once a bill passes, its new destination is the other chamber. If a bill does not pass one house, it will not reach the other house.
  1. After a bill is passed, it is held for one day before going anywhere. The reason for this is so that the first chamber can reconsider its vote before the second chamber gets it.
    1. A motion to reconsider can be made within a day of the vote - and only by a legislator whose vote was on the winning side. These motions actually serve more to block reconsideration than reverse decisions. Since motions to reconsider can only be made once, after a particularly close vote a member of the prevailing side can call a motion to reconsider. Then the option of challenging the bill with a motion to consider isn't possible later, when legislators have had more time to think about their decisions.
  1. In the last 5 days of the session, bills may be transmitted to the other house immediately upon passage.
Senate differences