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  • Summary date: Jun 3 2020 - View 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. 

  • Summary date: Jun 2 2020 - View Summary

    Readopts House Resolution 1044, which amends the 2019 House Permanent Rules set out in House Resolution 16, with the following changes.

    Amends Rule 3(b) to decrease the maximum time required for response to an electronic roll call when the point of quorum is raised, from 40 to 30 minutes, unless the Chair directs otherwise without objection and the 61st vote is recorded.

    Amends Rule 20 to decrease the required time allowed for voting on the question when the electronic voting system is used, from 40 to 30 minutes, unless the Chair directs otherwise without objection. 

    Eliminates the changes to Rule 52, which closed the gallery to the public and allowed members to be seated in the gallery, thereby reverting to the original language of Rule 52 set out in House Resolution 16.

    Eliminates the provisions allowing for members to cosponsor an introduced bill or resolution on the day the bill or resolution is first read and referred and while still in possession of the House.

    Amends new Rule 61.3 regarding the expiration of the Rule modifications upon written objection of either the Majority or Minority Leader, to include the same upon written objection of the Speaker. Now requires the written objection to be received by the Principal Clerk on any Monday by 5:00 p.m. (previously, required receipt on one of three identified Mondays in May).

    Makes technical changes to Rule 15.1 and Rule 61.3.

    Changes the expiration of the resolution to the earlier of a properly submitted written objection or adjournment sine die of the 2019 NCGA (was, or May 31, 2020).