HOUSE RESOLUTION 4
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
AMENDING THE HOUSE RULES REGARDING CONTINUAL ENGROSSING OF LEGISLATION AND PREFILING OF LEGISLATION.
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 the following house rules be amended to read:
"11-12-1 A member may prefile legislation by depositing it with the chief clerk during regular business hours between [December 15] January 2 and the Friday before a regular session begins. The chief clerk shall number prefiled legislation in the order in which it is received; provided that the first prefiled bill shall be numbered as House Bill 10 or a higher number as the speaker of the house may determine, reserving the initial bill numbers for the bill authorizing current expenses of the legislature, the general appropriation bill and such other bills as the speaker determines is appropriate. Prefiled legislation shall be publicly available. Prefiled legislation shall be introduced and referred to committee within seventy-two hours of the opening of the regular session."; and
"11-22-5 [No later than the second session of the fifty-third legislature, the chief clerk] The legislative council service shall, upon adoption of floor amendments or a committee report recommending amendments to a bill, memorial or resolution [or upon introduction of a senate bill, memorial or resolution], create and [cause to be posted] post on the legislative website as soon as practicable a document with all amendments incorporated into its text. The document shall make clear which text is original and which text is added or struck by amendment and by which body.".
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