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Introduced Version House Resolution 6 History

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HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 6

(By Delegate Butler)




Amending House Rule Nos. 25 and 26, relating to participation in House proceedings and voting by electronic teleconferencing by members not physically present due serving on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States or in the West Virginia National Guard .
            
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
            That House Rule Nos. 25 and 26 be amended to read as follows:
Every Member to Vote:
            25. Every member present when a question is put, or when his or her name is called, shall vote unless he or she is immediately and particularly interested therein, or the House excuses him the member. A motion to excuse a member from voting must be made before the House divides, or before the call of the yeas and nays is commenced, and it shall be decided without debate, except that the member making the motion may briefly state the reason therefor.
            A member who is not physically present due to serving on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States or in the West Virginia National Guard may participate in proceedings of the House by means of electronic teleconferencing and may vote on any question put by means of electronic teleconferencing. The electronic teleconferencing equipment shall be placed at the Clerk's desk and the Clerk shall confirm and record the vote of the member.

Members Shall Be in Places When Voting; exception for members on active military duty:
            26. While the yeas and nays are being taken every member physically present shall be in his or her seat, and during the session of the House no person other than a member shall occupy the chair of a member: Provided, That a member who is not physically present and who is serving on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States or in the West Virginia National Guard need not be in his or her seat while the yeas and nays are being taken.

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