Bill Summaries: H1 (2016 Extra Session 2)

  • Summary date: Mar 23 2016 - View summary

    Adopts the permanent rules of the 2015 Regular Session of the House of Representatives as the permanent rules of the 2016 Second Extra Session, with the following changes: (1) sets 10:00 am as the presumptive next day reconvening time after adjournment; (2) provides that the Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House, the Ethics Committee, the Judiciary I, II, III, and IV Committees, the Finance Committee, and the Appropriations Committee will be comprised of the members appointed during the Regular Session and other members as the Speaker of the House (Speaker) appoints at the beginning of the Second Extra Session; (3) provides that the standing committees of the House for the Second Extra Session will be (a) Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House; (b) Ethics; (c) Judiciary I-IV; (d) Finance; and (e) Appropriations; (4) requires all bills or resolutions to be introduced through submittal to the Principal Clerk’s Office; (5) provides that only resolutions that adjourn the Second Extra Session sine die or bills providing for single-sex multiple occupancy bathroom and changing facilities and statewide consistency in regulation of employment and public accommodations can be introduced or considered during the Second Extra Session; (6) provides for streamlined bill consideration for the introduction and consideration of bills and resolutions, including exempting bills from Rule 31.1, concerning introduction and receipt of bills, blank bills, bill limits, and single subject requirements; allowing bills to be placed on the calendar without referral by the Speaker to committee and on the same day they are introduced or received from the Senate; (7) allows bills that have been reported favorably by a committee to be placed on the favorable calendar the same day they are reported; (8) allows proposed committee substitutes to be considered in committee without previously being distributed electronically to members; (9) provides that bills can be referred to the Appropriations or Finance Committees with unengrossed amendments; (10) allows same-day receipt and calendaring of conference reports and co-sponsoring of bills or resolutions only during the day which they are first read and referred, while in the possession of the House; and (11) allows votes to be taken to override a gubernatorial veto on a House or Senate bill on the same legislative day of notice of its placement on the calendar.