House Rules Committee Rules

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  1. Mike from Philly

    Mike from Philly New Member

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    http://www.legis.ga.gov/houseRule33.htm

    Rule 33
    33.1 The Committee on Rules shall arrange and fix the calendar for each day's business of each regular session of the General Assembly. Copies of such calendar shall be printed and made available to the members of the House as quickly as is practicable following the setting of the calendar.

    33.2 In arranging and fixing the calendar for each day's business, the Committee on Rules is authorized to place on each measure to come before the House any of the following special rules:

    (a) Open Rule- Germane amendments may be offered in accordance with the provisions of these Rules.
    (b) Modified Open Rule- Germane amendments may be offered subject only to an overall time limit on the amendment process and a requirement that the amendments be pre-printed and placed upon the desk one hour prior to debate.
    (c) Modified Structured Rule- Germane amendments designated by the Committee on Rules may be offered. This rule may preclude amendments to a particular portion of the bill, although other parts of the bill may be open to amendment.
    (d) Structured Rule- No amendments may be offered.

    33.3 At all times the Committee on Rules may designate a day certain and may set a time limit for floor debate on any measure.

    33.4 The provisions of Rule 33.2 shall not apply with respect to a minor or technical amendment which corrects items such as grammar, spelling, numbering, and cross-references or otherwise corrects manifest typographical or other similar errors. The determination of whether an amendment is a minor or technical amendment shall be according to the judgment of the Speaker of the House, subject to appeal by the body.

    33.5 Rule 33.2 shall not apply with respect to amendments to the following classes of legislation:

    (1) Local legislation; and
    (2) Privileged resolutions.
    33.6 For purposes of these Rules a substitute shall be treated as an amendment; and in order to be eligible for consideration by the House a substitute will only be permitted in accordance with the terms of any special rule applicable to the measure.

    33.7 The Committee on Rules may also recommit any measure back to the committee from whence it came, or on its own motion, amend the same.

    33.8 There shall be a separate section at the beginning of each day's rules calendar known as the uncontested resolutions calendar. All resolutions referred to in this subsection which are approved by the Committee on Rules for placement on the rules calendar shall be placed on the uncontested resolutions calendar unless otherwise ordered by the committee. When considered by the full House, all resolutions on the uncontested resolutions calendar shall be voted on as a group and without debate; except that any member of the House shall have the right to have any resolution on the uncontested resolutions calendar removed there from and placed on the general rules calendar, in which case it shall be subject to consideration in the same manner as any other bill or resolution on the general rules calendar. Resolutions for placement on the uncontested resolutions calendar shall include only: (1) resolutions establishing study committees and other similar bodies; and (2) commemorative resolutions which name or rename roads, streets, highways, parks, bodies of water, bridges, institutions, buildings, structures, and other geographical landmarks.

    Rule 34. Every motion to make special orders shall be submitted in writing to the Committee on Rules and reported upon by the committee before being submitted to the House.

    Rule 35. The report of the Committee on Rules is in order at any time when the House is not actually engaged in other business.

    Rule 36. No rule shall be temporarily suspended or temporarily changed nor the order of business changed except by unanimous consent or by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members to which the House is entitled.

    Rule 37. No amendment or addition to these rules shall be made unless such proposed amendment or addition is first referred in writing to the Committee on Rules and reported back to the House where it may then be adopted by affirmative vote of a majority of the members to which the House is entitled. However, the rules may be temporarily suspended as provided in Rule 36 without referral to the Committee on Rules.
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    There are 37 members on the Rules Committee.

    Is one of them yours? If so, please waste no time politely urging HB 6 be voted out of Rules and onto the floor of the House prior to March 27!

    6 days left . . .