HR 162 - Rules of House; amend Rule 58

First Reader Summary

A RESOLUTION amending the Rules of the House of Representatives; and for other purposes.

Ladd, Bart (59th)
Status Summary HC: Rules SC: LA: 01/31/97 H - Read 2nd Time
Page Numbers - 1
House Action Senate
1/30/97 Read 1st Time
1/31/97 Read 2nd Time

HR 162                                             LC 18 7975 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                             A RESOLUTION 
 
  1- 1  Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives; and for 
  1- 2  other purposes. 
 
  1- 3        BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: 
 
  1- 4                           SECTION 1. 
 
  1- 5  The Rules of the House of Representatives are amended by 
  1- 6  striking Rule 58 and inserting in its place the following: 
 
  1- 7    "Rule 58. Whenever any bill or resolution is introduced 
  1- 8    with the signatures of 91 or more members, it shall be the 
  1- 9    duty of the Clerk of the House of Representatives to 
  1-10    announce the number of signatures at the time of the first 
  1-11    reading and also the number of signatures at the time of 
  1-12    the second reading.  If, at the time of such second 
  1-13    reading, such bill or resolution still has the signatures 
  1-14    of 91 or more members, it shall be the duty of the 
  1-15    committee to which such bill or resolution was assigned to 
  1-16    report such bill or resolution back to the House not later 
  1-17    than the tenth legislative day following the day of such 
  1-18    second reading.  Upon failure of the committee to report 
  1-19    such bill or resolution accordingly, it shall be 
  1-20    automatically discharged from the committee and placed 
  1-21    either upon the general calendar in the same manner as if 
  1-22    reported by the committee without recommendation or, if 
  1-23    the rules calendar is in effect pursuant to Rule 29, it 
  1-24    shall be placed automatically upon the rules calendar." 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98

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