Bill Text: TX HJR114 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing procedures to fill a vacancy in the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-04-13 - Left pending in committee [HJR114 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HJR114-Introduced.html
  87R12546 TYPED
 
  By: Klick H.J.R. No. 114
 
 
 
A JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment providing procedures to fill a
  vacancy in the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 9(b), Article III, Texas Constitution,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The House of Representatives shall, when it first
  assembles in regular session, organize temporarily, and thereupon
  proceed to the election of a Speaker from its own members. The
  Speaker shall, during the first 30 days of each regular session and
  at such other times as may be necessary, select another member of
  the House as Speaker pro tempore.  If the office of Speaker becomes
  vacant, the Speaker pro tempore shall convene the Committee of the
  Whole House of Representatives within 30 days after the vacancy
  occurs. The Committee of the Whole shall elect one of its members
  Speaker to serve until the House next assembles in regular session.
         SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 2, 2021.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment providing procedures to
  fill a vacancy in the office of Speaker of the House of
  Representatives."
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