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H.R. 1

             1     

HOUSE RULES REVISORS RESOLUTION

             2     
2000 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Sponsor: Susan J. Koehn

             5      A RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REVISING HOUSE RULES;
             6      MAKING TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO HOUSE RULES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
             7      DATE.
             8      This resolution affects legislative rules as follows:
             9      AMENDS:
             10          HR-20.06
             11          HR-22.10
             12          HR-23.08
             13          HR-25.12
             14          HR-25.15
             15          HR-29.01
             16          HR-35.01
             17      Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the state of Utah:
             18          Section 1. HR-20.06 is amended to read:
             19           HR-20.06. Duties of the Chief Clerk.
             20          A Chief Clerk of the House shall be appointed by the Speaker or Speaker-elect before each
             21      session is convened. The general duties of the Chief Clerk are to:
             22          (1) certify and transmit all bills to the Senate and inform the Senate of all House action;
             23          (2) assist the [Minute] Reading Clerk in preparation of the House Journal and certify it as
             24      an accurate reflection of House action;
             25          (3) correct the spelling of words, erroneous division and hyphenation of words, correct
             26      mistakes in numbering sections and their references, capitalize or decapitalize words, change
             27      numbers from words to figures or from figures to words, and underscore or remove underscoring


             28      in bills without a motion to amend, which technical corrections may be made either before or
             29      following final passage of a bill;
             30          (4) (a) supervise all House of Representatives personnel during the session and assign
             31      them duties and responsibilities, including keeping a record of the attendance of all employees;
             32          (b) provide that any employee who is absent without the written consent or subsequent
             33      approval of the Speaker may not be paid for the day or days of absence;
             34          (5) be the custodian of all official documents;
             35          (6) receive from the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel all numbered bills
             36      and resolutions;
             37          (7) record the number, title, sponsor, each action, and final disposition of every bill on the
             38      bill backs;
             39          (8) prepare and distribute the daily order of business each day;
             40          (9) advise the Speaker on parliamentary procedure, constitutional requirements, and Joint
             41      and House Rules;
             42          (10) assist with amendments to bills;
             43          (11) record votes and present the results to the Speaker;
             44          (12) transmit to the Governor all enrolled House bills; and
             45          (13) approve material for placement on the Representative's desks.
             46          Section 2. HR-22.10 is amended to read:
             47           HR-22.10. Voting.
             48          No person shall disturb or remain by the desks of the Chief Clerk of the House, Docket
             49      Clerk, [Minute] Reading Clerk, Journal Clerk, Voting Machine Operator, or Public Address
             50      System Operator while an electronic or roll call vote is being taken.
             51          Section 3. HR-23.08 is amended to read:
             52           HR-23.08. Final Certification of the Journal.
             53          The Chief Clerk of the House and the [Minute] Reading Clerk are responsible for the final
             54      certification of the House Journal.
             55          Section 4. HR-25.12 is amended to read:
             56           HR-25.12. Action on Senate Bill.
             57          (1) When a Senate bill is received by the House with a [message] transmittal letter
             58      informing the House that it has passed the Senate, the bill shall be read the first time and referred


             59      by the Speaker to the House Rules Committee. Action on Senate bills is the same as for House
             60      bills.
             61          (2) If a Senate bill is identical to a House bill, the House Rules Committee shall identify
             62      the bills and direct that the bill which was first requested from the Office of Legislative Research
             63      and General Counsel shall be adopted at the direction of the House Rules Committee. Any
             64      substitution shall be noted in the journal.
             65          Section 5. HR-25.15 is amended to read:
             66           HR-25.15. Concurrence Calendar.
             67          (1) (a) After the [communication] transmittal letter from the Senate informing the House
             68      that the Senate has amended a House bill is read, the bill shall be placed on the concurrence
             69      calendar.
             70          (b) During the first 43 days of the annual general session, the bill shall remain on the
             71      concurrence calendar for at least one legislative day before the House may consider the question
             72      of concurrence.
             73          (c) During the last two days of the annual general session, and during any special sessions,
             74      the bill may be considered for concurrence after giving House members reasonable time to review
             75      the Senate amendments.
             76          (2) When presented to the House, the question shall be: "This bill (resolution) has been
             77      read three times; the question is: Shall the House concur in the Senate amendments?"
             78          Section 6. HR-29.01 is amended to read:
             79           HR-29.01. Motions in Writing.
             80          All amendments to bills over 15 words shall be typewritten on pink paper and distributed
             81      to the Chief Clerk, the [Minute] Docket Clerk, and all Representatives before the amendment is
             82      proposed. All other motions except motions to adjourn, circle, table, or refer to committee shall
             83      be written if requested by any Representative.
             84          Section 7. HR-35.01 is amended to read:
             85           HR-35.01. Executive Sessions.
             86          When a motion for executive session is adopted, the House chamber doors shall be closed.
             87      The Speaker may require all persons, except the Representatives, Chief Clerk, [Minute] Docket
             88      Clerk, and Sergeant-at-Arms to leave. During the discussion, everyone present shall remain within
             89      the chamber. Everyone present shall keep all matters discussed in executive session confidential.


             90          Section 8. Effective date.
             91          This resolution takes effect upon approval by a constitutional majority vote of all members
             92      of the House of Representatives.




Legislative Review Note
    as of 11-29-99 4:55 PM


A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel


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