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2/8/08 HR 1/HRCS
SHORT TITLE Bill Introduction & Committee Changes
SB
ANALYST Abousleman/Shaya
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
House Rules and Order of Business Committee substitute of House Resolution 1 seeks to change
the house rules governing legislation reporting, by amending 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 committee on rules and order of business; pre-filed legislation (11-12-1
11-12-4)
House Rules and Order of Business Committee substitute of House Resolution 1 seeks to repeal
House Rules 11-12-1, 11-12-2, 11-12-3 and 11-12-4, and replace them with a new House Rule
11-12-1. by adding the following language;
A member may prefile legislation by depositing it with the chief clerk during regular
business hours between December 15 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 on the first
day of the regular session."
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