House Resolution 40 History
House Resolution 40
(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson)
[Introduced March 23, 2009.]
H. R. 40 - "Amending House Rule 112, relating to amendments
and the prefiling thereof."
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That Rule 112 of the Rules of the House of Delegates be
amended to read as follows:
Forms For and Prefiling Required
112. The Clerk shall, upon request, furnish to members sheets
with a proper heading printed in blank upon which amendments
may be written, and all amendments offered shall be on such blanks
or provided in typewritten form and bear the name of the member
offering the same. Amendments offered by members to bills or Joint
Resolutions shall be prefiled with the Clerk within two hours of
the start of any daily session wherein the bill or Joint Resolution
is on Second Reading on either the House or Special Calendar.
All amendments offered under the provisions of this rule shall
be delivered to the Clerk in paper format, or, if such amendments
have been compiled by staff, the same shall be prepared and
delivered to the Clerk in paper and digital format. All such digital amendments shall be prefiled in central files by the person
preparing such amendments by the time of prefiling the amendments
in paper format. If such amendments are drafted by a member, the
Clerk may prepare the digital format of the amendments from the
paper format provided by the member and prefile the digital
amendments in central files.
Any member may, by unanimous consent of the House or by
majority vote, offer amendments on Second Reading, prior to a bill
or Joint Resolution being engrossed and advanced to Third Reading.
The provisions of this rule shall not apply to any bills or
Joint Resolutions which have been read prior to being referred to
a committee, which have been taken up for immediate consideration
and read a first time, or upon which the Constitutional Rule
requiring a bill to be read on three several days has been
dispensed with in any prior proceedings.