HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 14
(By Delegate Lane)
Amending the rules of the House of Delegates, relating to requiring
that a Jobs Impact Statement be attached to proposed
legislation affecting employment or taxes in the state.
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the Rules of the House of Delegates be amended by adding
thereto a new rule as follows:
Jobs Impact Statement
95c. Prior to consideration, by the House or by any of its
committees, of a bill that increases or decreases the revenue or
fiscal liability of individual citizens, employers, the state or
any of its political subdivisions or in any manner changes or
modifies an existing tax or rate of taxation or in any manner
proposes to enact, amend or repeal a provision generally relating
to employment within the state, the bill shall have attached to it
a Jobs Impact Statement. The statement must conform to the
requirements of form and content as prescribed by the Jobs Impact
Statement Manual prepared and adopted by the Committee on Rules.
___When required, it is the responsibility of the member
introducing the bill to obtain the Jobs Impact Statement.
___This rule does not prohibit consideration of a bill where, in
the opinion of the chairman of the committee to which the bill has
been referred or in the opinion of the Speaker, a reasonable amount
of time has transpired between when a Jobs Impact Statement was
requested and no statement, or an incomplete one, has been
___The phrase "Jobs Impact Statement" or the initials "JS" must
be clearly stamped or endorsed on the jackets of all bills that
have statements attached to them.
___No act is void or voidable for noncompliance with this rule.
___This rule takes effect on January 8, 2014.
This rule is new; therefore, it has been completely