(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Kiss, and Delegate Martin)

[Originating in the Committee on Rules]

Amending the rules of the House of Delegates, by adding thereto a new rule, relating to prohibiting the use of communications devices within the confines of the Chamber, Galleries and Committee Rooms of the House of Delegates.
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the rules of the House of Delegates be amended by adding thereto a new rule, designated House Rule 136b, to read as follows:
Communications Devices
136b. The use of communications devices, except as may be authorized by the Committee on Rules, is prohibited in the House Chamber and House Galleries during sessions or public hearings and in House committee rooms during committee meetings or public hearings. The Sergeant at Arms is charged with strict enforcement of this rule, and the persistent neglect or disregard of this rule shall be cause for such punishment as may be prescribed by the Committee on Rules.