Rules of Procedures prepared by Martha B. Talley(2019)

TABLE OF CONTENT

 

PART I. GENERAL 

RULE 1.1 SCOPE OF RULES. 

RULE 1.2. PURPOSE OF RULES. 

RULE 1.3. ADOPTION, AMENDMENT AND REPEAL OF RULES

RULE 1.4. TERMS

RULE 1.5. SUSPENSION OF RULES

RULE 1.6. INTERPRETATION OF RULES

RULE 1.7. ABSENCE OF RULES

RULE 1.8. APPEAL

RULE 1.9. MEANING

RULE 1.10. REPEAL

PART 2. SESSIONS AND MEETINGS

RULE 2.1. CONVENING QUADRENNIALLY

RULE 2.1.2. SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

RULE 2.1.3. JUDGING QUALIFICATIONS

RULE 2.1.4. OATH OF OFFICE

RULE 2.2. REGULAR SESSION

RULE 2.2.1. SPECIAL SESSION

RULE 2.3. INFORMING GOVERNOR

RULE 2.4. DAILY ORDER OF BUSINESS

RULE 2.4.1. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

RULE 2.4.2. CHANGE IN THE ORDER OF BUSINESS

RULE 2.5. JOURNALS; PRESERVATION OF RECORDINGS

RULE 2.6. QUORUM

PART 3. OFFICERS

RULE 3.1. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

RULE 3.1.2. APPLIES TO THE BIENNIAL ELECTION

RULE 3.2. HOLDING OFFICE

RULE 3.3. REMOVAL OF OFFICERS

RULE 3.4. PRESIDING OFFICERS

RULE 3.5. DUTIES OF LEGISLATIVE OFFICERS

RULE 3.5.1. SPEAKER

RULE 3.5.2. VICE SPEAKER

RULE 3.5.2. FLOOR LEADER

RULE 3.6. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

 

PART 4. COMMITTEES 

RULE 4.1. GENERAL

RULE 4.2.1. STANDING COMMITTEES

RULE 4.2.2. STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

RULE 4.2.3. STANDING COMMITTEE OFFICERS

RULE 4.2.4. STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBER’S ASSIGNMENT

RULE 4.2.5. STANDING COMMITTEE RULES

RULE 4.2.6. JURISDICTION OF STANDING COMMITTEES

The Standing Committee on Ways and Means

The Standing Committee on Resources and Development

The Standing Committee on Health and Social Affairs

The Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs

The Standing Committee on Judiciary & Governmental Operations

The Standing Committee on Environment, Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure

The Standing Committee on Land and Municipal Affairs

RULE 4.2.7. ASSIGNMENT OF MATTERS

RULE 4.2.8. JOINT ASSIGNMENT

RULE 4.3. SELECT COMMITTEE

RULE 4.4. COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

RULE 4.5.1. COMMITTEE MEETINGS

RULE 4.5.2. PRESENCE OF MEMBERS

RULE 4.6. MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEES

RULE 4.7. SUBCOMMITTEES

RULE 4.8. COMMITTEE REPORT OF MEASURES

RULE 4.9. DUTIES OF THE COMMITTEES

RULE 4.10. ORDER OF THE LEGISLATURE

 

PART 5. RULES OF ORDER

RULE 5.1. MEETINGS

RULE 5.1.1 TIME AND PLACE

RULE 5.1.2 ATTENDANCE

RULE 5.1.3. ABSENCE

RULE 5.2. VOTING

RULE 5.2.1. METHODS OF VOTING

RULE 5.2.2. VOICE VOTE

RULE 5.2.3. RISING VOTE. RULE 5.2.4. SECRET BALLOT

RULE 5.2.5. CALL OF THE ROLL

RULE 5.2.6. NON-VOTING

RULE 5.2.7. MANDATORY CALLS OF THE ROLL

RULE 5.2.8. CHANGE OF VOTE

RULE 5.2.9. VOTING REQUIREMENTS

RULE 5.3. MOTIONS

RULE 5.3.1 SECONDING

RULE 5.3.2. DISPOSITION OF ALL MOTIONS

RULE 5.3.3. MAIN AND SUBSIDIARY MOTIONS

RULE 5.3.4. PRIVILEGED MOTIONS

RULE 5.3.5. MOTION TO RECESS

RULE 5.3.6. POINT OF ORDER MOTION

RULE 5.3.7. WITHDRAWAL MOTION

RULE 5.3.8. DIVISION OF QUESTION MOTION

RULE 5.3.9. CALL OF THE HOUSE MOTION

RULE 5.3.10. INCIDENTAL MOTIONS

RULE 5.3.11. MOTION TO RECONSIDER

RULE 5.3.12. MOTION TO RECALL

RULE 5.3.13. PREVIOUS QUESTION

RULE 5.4. SESSION, DEBATE, DECORUM AND DISCIPLINE

RULE 5.4.1. PUBLIC SESSION

RULE 5.4.2. LANGUAGE OF THE PROCEEDINGS

RULE 5.4.3. PUBLIC MEDIA

RULE 5.4.4. RECOGNITION

RULE 5.4.5. MANNER OF ADDRESS

RULE 5.4.6. HOLDING THE FLOOR

RULE 5.4.7. CLOSING DEBATE AND VOTING ON THE QUESTION

RULE 5.4.8. RULING OF THE CHAIR

RULE 5.4.9. DISORDERLY MANNER

RULE 5.4.10. INTERRUPTION

 

PART 6. MEASURES

RULE 6.1. MEASURES AS PROPERTY

RULE 6.2 DESIGNATION OF MEASURES

RULE 6.3. FORMAT OF MEASURES

RULE 6.4. PROOFREADING OF MEASURES

RULE 6.5. INTRODUCTION OF MEASURES

RULE 6.6.1. ASSIGNMENT OF APPROPRIATION BILLS

RULE 6.6.2. WAYS AND MEANS’ COMMENT ON APPROPRIATION BILLS

RULE 6.7. DISTRIBUTION OF MEASURES TO SENATORS

RULE 6.8. CERTIFICATION AND TRANSMISSION OF ADOPTED MEASURES

RULE 6.9. CORRECTION OF NON-SUBSTANTIVE ERRORS IN ADOPTED MEASURES

RULE 6.10. CARRY-OVER MEASURES

RULE 6.11. VETO PROCEDURE

 

PART 7. MISCELLANEOUS 

RULE 7.1. DISORDERLY MANNER

RULE 7.2. TIME

RULE 7.3. SECURITY OF COMMUNICATION

RULE 7.4. COMMUNICATION WITH THE EXECUTIVE

RULE 7.5. STANDING TO VOTE

RULE 7.6. CENSURE; SUSPENSION; REMOVAL

RULE 7.7. DRESS

RULE 7.8. DOCUMENTATION AND REIMBURSEMENT FROM REPRESENTATION FUNDS

 

PART 8. LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGATIONS AND HEARINGS

RULE 8.1. SCOPE OF INVESTIGATIVE POWER

RULE 8.2. SUBPOENA POWER

RULE 8.3. SUBPOENA CONTENTS

RULE 8.4. SERVICE

RULE 8.5. DUTY OF WITNESS; PRIVILEGES

RULE 8.6. FAILURE TO COMPLY; ARREST

RULE 8.7. ACTION UPON ARREST

RULE 8.8. ACTION UPON CITATION IN CONTEMPT

RULE 8.9. HEARING ON CONTEMPT

RULE 8.10. COERCION AGAINST CONDEMNER

 

PART 9. LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION OFFICES

RULE 9.1

RULE 9.2

RULE 9.3