Bill Summary for H 1230 (2019-2020)

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Jun 3 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 1230 (Public) Filed Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Intro. by Lewis.

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Bill summary

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Amends Rule 22.1 which governs when a member may designate the Majority or Minority Leader to cast the absent member's vote. Allows the designated Leader to appoint another member to cast all votes designated to that Leader (no longer requires the Leader to have an excused absence in order to appoint another member). No longer requires at least three hours to have elapsed from the time the bill to be voted on was placed on the calendar. 

Amends Rule 22 to provide that, except as provided in Rule 22.1, no member may vote unless the member is in the Chamber (was, in the Chamber when the question is put).

Deletes the provision allowing a resolution or bill to be placed on the calendar without being referred to a committee and on the same legislative day of its introduction or receipt from the Senate and that prohibited a vote from being taken on such a bill until at least three hours have elapsed from when it was place on the calendar and the time the question is put.

Deletes the provision stating that a proposed committee substitute did not have to be distributed electronically to committee members on the preceding calendar day in order to be considered by the committee.

Deletes the provision that required the first reading and reference to a standing committee of a (1) House bill to be on the legislative day of its introduction; and (2) Senate bill on the legislative day of its receipt on messages from the Senate. Removes the requirement that the Speaker give notice at each subsequent reading whether it is the second or third reading. Deletes the provision allowing a bill to be read more than once on the same day, except for a bill governed by Section 23 of Article II of the North Carolina Constitution.

Amends Rules 61.3 by adding that no recorded vote may be held before 2:00 pm on the next legislative day following the day the objection was filed, but allows this to be jointly waived by the Majority and Minority Leaders by notice in session on the day the objection is filed or the next legislative day before 2:00 pm.

Makes technical changes.