Motion to Reconsider
58. After any question has been decided in the affirmative or
in the negative, it shall be in order for any member who voted with
the prevailing side to move for a reconsideration of the vote
thereon at any time on the same day or the next succeeding day of
actual session. When the yeas and nays have not been recorded in
the Journal, any member, irrespective of whether he voted with the
prevailing side or not, may make the motion to reconsider. If the
House refuse to reconsider, or upon reconsideration shall affirm
its first decision, no further motion to reconsider shall be in
order unless by unanimous consent. No vote shall be reconsidered
upon motions to adjourn, to lay on the table, to take from the
table, or for the previous question.
The motion to reconsider may be put and acted upon when made.
If seconded, it shall take precedence of all other questions,
except the consideration of a conference report and the motion to
adjourn, and unless by motion postponed until some future date be
acted upon at once. When a motion to reconsider is made and not
acted upon at the time, it shall be placed upon the calendar, under
unfinished business, and be acted upon the next day of actual
sitting of the House. A motion to reconsider shall not be
withdrawn without leave of the House.
No bill, resolution, message, report, amendment or motion,
upon which a motion is pending to reconsider the vote thereon,
shall be taken out of the possession of the House until final disposition of the motion to reconsider. No motion for
reconsideration of the vote on any question, which has gone out of
the possession of the House, shall be in order, unless subsequently
recalled by vote of the House and in possession of the Clerk.
When a motion to reconsider has been carried, its effect shall
be to place before the House the original question in the exact
position it occupied before it was voted upon.