HOUSE RESOLUTION 3
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
James G. Townsend
AMENDING THE HOUSE RULES REGARDING THE ORDER IN WHICH BILLS ARE HEARD FOR THIRD READING.
WHEREAS, House Rule 24-1 provides that the rules of the house of representatives may be amended by a two-thirds' vote of all the members of the house or by a majority vote of the members of the house upon the recommendation of the house rules and order of business committee;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that House Rule 11-20-1 be amended to read:
"11-20-1 When a bill, resolution or memorial is reported by a committee recommending passage and if the report is adopted by the house, all amendments offered by the committee shall be deemed amendments to the bill, resolution or memorial, and it shall be placed on the speaker's table for [twenty-four hours] one calendar day. Upon the expiration of [twenty-four hours] one calendar day, the bill, resolution or memorial shall be placed on the calendar to be taken up on third reading in its regular order provided, however, that the automatic placing of each bill, resolution or memorial on the speaker's table for [twenty-four hours] one calendar day shall not apply during the last eight legislative days of any session and shall not apply to the placing of bills, resolutions and memorials on the consent calendar. Prior to third reading of bills on the calendar, the speaker shall notify the house at least twenty-four hours in advance of which bills on the calendar will be considered for third reading during the next calendar day during which the house will be in session.".
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