Policy of the House as to Concurrent and House Resolutions;
Defining Purpose and Scope of Such Resolutions; Preintroduction
Review by Committee on Rules.
108a. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the House of
Delegates that concurrent and house resolutions be limited to the
general purposes set forth in subdivisions (2) and (3) of Rule 108
and shall be restricted to expressions of sentiments and actions
having a bearing upon matters incident to legislative business and
the functioning of the legislative process insofar as possible.
Such resolutions shall not embrace congratulatory expressions
to individuals, organizations, associations or other entities
having no relation to the Legislature or public affairs generally,
athletic events, scholastic contests, or any other matter not
related to the scope and areas of legislative business: Provided,
That this rule shall not bar the introduction of resolutions
memorializing deceased members of the Legislature and public
officials or commending or congratulating public officials on
actions in connection with governmental affairs.
Before any concurrent or house resolution is filed with the
Clerk for introduction, it shall be submitted to the Committee on
Rules for determination of compliance with this rule and no such
resolution shall be introduced without the approval of said