Amendments: Bills may be amended in committee or on the chamber during floor debate. As bills are amended the changes are engrossed and new editions are produced and distributed. Subsequent editions bear the figure “2”, “3”, etc., in the upper right-hand corner of the first page for easy distinction from earlier versions.

If a bill passes second and third reading in the house of origin, it is sent to the other chamber for consideration. If the bill is amended in the second house, the bill must be returned to the house of origin for approval of the changes. If the house of origin concurs in the amendments, the bill is ordered enrolled (see below for Enrollment and Ratification process).

Next Step: Conference Committee Reports