PERMANENT HOUSE RULES

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House Bill 19 (Public) Filed Monday, January 31, 2011
ADOPTING THE PERMANENT RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE 2011 REGULAR SESSION.
Intro. by T. Moore, LaRoque.

Status: Adopted (House Action) (Feb 22 2011)

Bill History:

H 19

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Feb 22 2011 - More information

    House amendments make the following changes to 2nd edition. Amendment #2 amends Rule 31.1(g), which provides that no member may introduce more than 10 public bills to permit a member to assign a portion of this limit to another member by notifying the Principal Clerk in writing on a form prepared by the Principal Clerk. Amendment #3 amends Rule 59(a) to clarify that the rule refers to a preprinted cosponsor and a computer-generated draft. Amendment #4 adds Rule 44.2, Veto Override, to prohibit, other than in a reconvened session: (1) taking a vote on overriding a gubernatorial veto on a House of Representatives bill until the second legislative day following notice of its placement on the calendar and (2) taking a vote on overriding a gubernatorial veto on a Senate bill until the legislative day following notice of its placement on the calendar. Amendment #5 clarifies that committee notices may be sent to members electronically and by mail if requested.


  • Summary date: Feb 16 2011 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
    Rule 6: Specifies that the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Speaker) may designate the House Principal Clerk to preside in the Speaker’s absence.
    Rule 10(d): Provides that time spent answering (was, asking and answering) questions will be deducted from the member’s allotted time in computing the time allowed for argument.
    Rule 24.1A(b): Requires (was, allowed) a member who asks to be excused from voting to provide the Principal Clerk with a concise written statement of the reason for the request. Deletes the requirement of making an oral statement of the reason for the request when required by the State Government Ethics Act.
    Rule 27: Adds Redistricting to the list of standing committees.
    Rule 28(g): Clarifies that a member is to designate the mailing address where written notices of interim meetings are to be sent.
    Rule 29(a): Clarifies that notice of regularly scheduled committee and subcommittee meetings may be made by announcement during session and/or sent by mail or email to those who have requested notice. Also clarifies that notice is to be sent to the Legislative Services Office, and directs that office to post the notice on the General Assembly Web site. Provides that notice of all other meetings is to be given in the House except if the meeting is scheduled to occur after adjournment, notice is also to be given by email and posting on the General Assembly Web site.
    Rule 29.2: Permits committee minutes to be filed up to 10 days after the adjournment of each session of the General Assembly (was, five days).
    Rule 36.1: Removes references to fiscal memoranda/ memorandum. Makes conforming changes to Rule 39.
    Rule 43(b)(3): Prohibits amendments to (1) the Current Operations Appropriations Bill, (2) the Capital Improvement Appropriations Bill, and (3) any bill generally revising appropriations for the second fiscal year of a biennium, that increase total spending, from any source, beyond the total amount shown in the committee report.

    Rule 59(a): Permits a member to be added as an additional primary sponsor after a bill is filed only if the primary sponsor consents. Provides that members have until 5:00 p.m. of the day following the adjournment of the session in which a bill or resolution was first read and referred to add themselves as cosponsors to the bill or resolution.


  • Summary date: Jan 31 2011 - More information

    Same as the 2011 Temporary House Rules, House Bill 1, with the following exceptions. Amends Rule 27 to list Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs (previously, Military and Homeland Security) as a standing committee. Amends Rule 58 to provide that the House rules will not be permanently rescinded or altered except by a House simple resolution passed by a two-thirds vote of members present and voting (previous version allowed rescission or alteration by a majority vote adopting the permanent rules). Makes technical changes throughout to reference the permanent rules (rather than temporary rules).


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