HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 15
(By Delegate Lane)
Amending the rules of the House of Delegates, relating to requiring a Jobs Impact Statement be attached to proposed legislation affecting employment or taxes in the state.
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the Standing Rules of the House of Delegates be amended by adding thereto a new rule as follows:
Jobs Impact Statement.
95c. Prior to consideration, by the House or by any of its committees, of any bill that increases or decreases the revenue or fiscal liability of individual citizens, employers, the state or any of its political subdivisions or in any manner changes or modifies any existing tax or rate of taxation or in any manner proposes to enact, amend or repeal any provision generally relating to employment within the state, the bill shall have attached to it a Jobs Impact Statement. The statement must conform to the requirements of form and content as prescribed by the Jobs Impact Statement Manual prepared and adopted by the Committee on Rules.
When required, it is the responsibility of the member introducing the bill to obtain the Jobs Impact Statement.
This rule does not prohibit consideration of a bill where, in the opinion of the chairman of the committee to which the bill has been referred or in the opinion of the Speaker, a reasonable amount of time has transpired between when a Jobs Impact Statement was requested and no statement, or an incomplete one, has been provided.
The phrase “Jobs Impact Statement” or the initials “JS” must be clearly stamped or endorsed on the jackets of all bills that have statements attached to them.
No act is void or voidable for noncompliance with this rule. This rule takes effect on January 12, 2013.