Bill Text: MS HR2 | 2020 | Regular Session | Engrossed

Bill Title: Management and Rules Committees; provide method and manner of electing members.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2020-01-08 - Enrolled Bill Signed [HR2 Detail]

Download: Mississippi-2020-HR2-Engrossed.html


2020 Regular Session

To: Committee of the Whole

By: Representative Read

House Resolution 2

(As Adopted by House)


     BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That the House of Representatives shall proceed to the election of those members of the Management Committee and the Rules Committee who are elected by caucus, as follows:

          (a)  The election of the members of those two (2) committees shall begin at five (5) minutes after recess of the House for that purpose and shall be finalized not later than fifty (50) minutes after recess.

          (b)  Pursuant to House Rules 11 and 11A, members residing in each of the four congressional districts of Mississippi as constituted on January 1, 2020, shall meet by caucus as follows:

              (i)  First District in Room 402 (Insurance Committee Room);

              (ii)  Second District in Room 302 (Rules Committee Room);

              (iii)  Third District in Room 103 (Conservation and Water Resources Committee Room); and

              (iv)  Fourth District in Room 114 (Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Committee Room);

          (c)  Within each congressional district caucus, the first order of business shall be to elect the chair of the caucus from among the members of the caucus.  The chair shall convene the caucus and serve as the chair of the caucus during the election of members to each of the two (2) committees.  The chair shall recognize all members of the caucus who wish to nominate candidates for election to either of the committees.  The caucus shall first elect all of the members for one (1) committee and then elect all of the members for the other committee.  In balloting, each member of the caucus shall be entitled to vote for two (2) candidates for membership on each of the committees, and the vote shall be by viva voce vote.  Any candidate for membership on either committee who receives a majority of all votes cast in any ballot in the caucus shall be declared elected as a member of the committee.  If, after the first ballot for either committee, there are not two (2) candidates who have received a majority of all votes cast in the caucus, then the candidate receiving the lowest number of votes shall be dropped on each succeeding ballot until two (2) candidates for the committee have each received a majority of all votes cast in the caucus.

          (d)  Immediately after the election of the members of the Management Committee and the Rules Committee, the member convening each district caucus, or such other member as the representatives participating in each caucus may designate, shall report to the Clerk of the House the election results of the caucus, using the form provided by the Clerk for that purpose.