HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 11
(By Delegates Overington, Prunty and Pulliam)
Amending Rule No. 42 of the Rules of the House relating to Yeas
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That effective the 13th day of January, 1999, Rule No. 42
of the House of Delegates be amended to read as follows:
Yeas and Nays
42. The yeas and nays shall be taken on motions to
dispense with the constitutional rule requiring a bill to be
fully and distinctly read on three different days and on fixing
the effective date of an act of the Legislature; on agreeing to
a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of
the State; on the passage of a bill notwithstanding the
objections of the governor; on the passage of a supplementary
appropriation bill; on the passage of a House bill amended by
the Senate; on all questions where a specific vote is required
by the Constitution, the joint rules of the Senate and House of
Delegates, or by these rules; on the passage of a bill;
requested on quorum calls; and on questions when called for by
one tenth of the members present.
The result of all votes taken by yeas and nays shall be
entered on the Journal. When the yeas and nays are inserted on
the Journal, the result of the vote as to total yeas, nays and absentees shall be recorded, and the names of the Delegates
voting yea or nay, whichever is the smaller number, and the
names of Delegates absent and not voting shall be inserted on
the Journal. The names of Delegates omitted shall constitute
the vote on the prevailing side.
On all roll calls, when the voting machine is not used,
before the result is announced, the Clerk shall read to the
House the names of those who voted in the affirmative or in the
negative, whichever is the smaller number, and announce the
names of those absent and not voting, at which time any member
may correct a mistake committed in taking down his or her vote.
The result shall then be announced, but if the House so orders,
the announcement of the result may be postponed to the
succeeding day, with liberty to absent members at any time
before the result is announced by the Speaker, to appear and
vote "Aye" or "No," in the presence of the House; and any member
may, in the presence of the House, change his or her vote before
the result is announced.
When the yeas and nays are called for by a member on any
question, the Speaker shall hold this demand in abeyance until
debate has closed upon the question under consideration, or until the previous question has been moved and sustained.
Upon calls of the House, in taking the yeas and nays, the
names of the members shall be called alphabetically, except the
name of the Speaker shall be called last.