Upon a favorable vote by the committee, the bill is referred to the chamber of origin, either the House or Senate. Each favorably reported bill is printed and receives a file number distinct from the original bill number. Bills are placed on the Calendar by title, file number, and bill number in the order in which they are received from the committee. Bills that are ready for action (that is, those bills which have been in the files of the members for two days) are marked with an “XX” on the Calendar. Bills are then called from the Calendar to be acted upon by the appropriate chamber. Each chamber may vote to adopt a consent calendar on which bills may be placed and then passed on a motion without debate. Any member may move for removal of a bill from the consent calendar and, when so removed, the bill is considered on the regular calendar.
Amendments may be offered by members at any time prior to final passage.