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H.R. 6 Enrolled
A RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AMENDING HOUSE RULES;
REPEALING THE BILL INTRODUCTION REQUIREMENT, WHICH IS COVERED
IN JOINT RULES; REPEALING A REQUIREMENT RELATING TO
RECONSIDERATION IN COMMITTEE TO CONFORM TO THE NEW RULE;
MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
This resolution affects legislative rules as follows:
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the state of Utah:
Section 1. HR-34.01 is amended to read:
HR-34.01. Adoption, Amendment, or Suspension of House Rules.
(1) These House rules shall be initially adopted at the beginning of each legislative session
by a constitutional two-thirds vote.
(2) Except as provided in this subsection and in Subsection (3), after the initial adoption
of these rules, additional rules may be adopted or existing rules may be suspended, amended, or
repealed by a majority vote, except the following, which require a two-thirds vote to adopt,
suspend, amend, or repeal:
(a) rules governing limitation of debate;
(b) rules governing motions on the previous question;
(c) rules governing motions for lifting a tabled bill from committee;
(d) rules governing consideration of bills during the last three days of a session; and
(3) Any rule that includes a voting requirement of more than a constitutional majority must
be adopted and may only be amended, suspended, or repealed by a constitutional two-thirds vote of
Section 2. Repealer.
This act repeals:
Rule HR-24.27, Reconsideration of Action.
Rule HR-25.17, No Bill to be Introduced After the Twenty-second Day.
Section 3. Effective date.
This resolution takes effect upon approval by a constitutional two-thirds vote of all members
of the House of Representatives.
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