Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 52

(Originating in the Committee on Rules)


[Reported March 5, 2003.]

Amending Joint Rule No. 5 of the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Delegates relating to bill processing dates.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That Joint Rule No. 5 of the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Delegates be amended to read as follows:
Bill Processing
5. (a) In every regular session beginning after the effective date of this rule, legislation recommended by the Governor or by executive departments or agencies is requested to be filed in the respective Clerks' offices and a copy sent to Legislative Services no later than the tenth day of each regular session of a Legislature.
(b) No bill or joint resolution shall be considered on third reading in its house of origin after the fifty-third fiftieth day unless authorization shall be granted by a concurrent resolution adopted by a two-thirds vote of the members present of both houses: Provided, That the budget bill or any salary or supplementary appropriation bills may be considered at any time.
(c) This rule may be suspended by adopting a concurrent resolution approved by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting in each house. A house desiring to suspend this rule may adopt a concurrent resolution and proceed as if the concurrent resolution had been adopted in both houses and the rule suspended. Any bill or joint resolution passed pursuant to such concurrent resolution may be communicated to the other house with the concurrent resolution or at any time after the concurrent resolution has been communicated to the other house. The other house may proceed to consider such bill or joint resolution only after adopting the concurrent resolution. The provisions of this rule shall not apply to any extended regular session or to any extraordinary session.