Bill Text: VA HR274 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Rules of the House of Delegates; consideration of SJR ratifying an amendment to U.S. Constitution.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 46-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-21 - VOTE: REJECTED (50-Y 50-N) [HR274 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HR274-Introduced.html
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HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 274
Offered February 13, 2019
Amending and readopting Rule 38 of the Rules of the House of Delegates, pertaining to immediate consideration of a Senate Joint Resolution ratifying an amendment to the United States Constitution.
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Patron-- Ayala
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RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Rule 38 of the Rules of the House of Delegates is amended and readopted as follows:

III. Introduction of Business.

Introducing Legislation.

Rule 38. No bill, joint resolution, or resolution calling for information from the Governor or other public officer or agent shall be introduced, considered, or acted upon otherwise than is provided by Rule 37 and shall not be acted upon until it shall have been examined and reported upon by a committee.

A motion for immediate consideration by the House of Delegates of a Senate Joint Resolution ratifying a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution shall require an affirmative vote by a majority of the members of the House of Delegates voting on the motion. The motion for immediate consideration of such joint resolution shall be in order and properly before the House regardless of whether the joint resolution has been reported upon by a committee of the House. The vote on the motion for immediate consideration shall be taken by the use of the electronic voting system or, if it is inoperable, by viva voce by response to the call of names arranged and called in alphabetical order except that the Speaker shall be called last. Upon a motion made pursuant to this rule, the mover shall be allowed two minutes to state the reasons for his motion and one member opposing the motion shall be allowed two minutes to state his objections.

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