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Eleventh Calendar Day - Eighth Session Day Hall of the House of Representatives Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, January 23, 1997 The House met pursuant to adjournment at 8:50 a.m., Speaker Corbett in the chair. Prayer was offered by Bishop Steve Ullestad, Northeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Waverly. The Journal of Wednesday, January 22, 1997 was approved. PETITION FILED By Boddicker of Cedar from Mark and Marie Scherbaum and four hundred twenty-eight constituents favoring reform of our child abuse laws and the child abuse registry. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS House File 68, by Blodgett, a bill for an act adopting the uniform transfer on death security registration Act. Read first time and referred to committee on commerce-regulation. House File 69, by Larson, Thomson, Welter, Tyrrell, Foege, Chapman, Taylor, and Holveck, a bill for an act authorizing counties to levy taxes and issue bonds to finance and operate zoos and zoological gardens. Read first time and referred to committee on ways and means. House File 70, by Doderer and Grundberg, a bill for an act relating to refunds of unexpired vehicle registration fees. Read first time and referred to committee on transportation. MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE The following message was received from the Senate: Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform your honorable body that the Senate has on January 22, 1997, passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the House is asked: Senate File 35, a bill for an act eliminating the inheritance tax on property passing to parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and other lineal ascendants, children including legally adopted children and biological children entitled to inherit under the laws of this state, stepchildren, and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other lineal descendants of the decedent and providing an applicability date provision. MARY PAT GUNDERSON, Secretary SENATE MESSAGE CONSIDERED Senate File 35, by committee on ways and means, a bill for an act eliminating the inheritance tax on property passing to parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and other lineal ascendants, children including legally adopted children and biological children entitled to inherit under the laws of this state, stepchildren, and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other lineal descendants of the decedent and providing an applicability date provision. Read first time and referred to committee on ways and means. On motion by Gipp of Winneshiek, the House was recessed at 8:53 a.m., until 1:00 p.m. AFTERNOON SESSION The House reconvened at 1:03 p.m., Speaker Corbett in the chair. ADOPTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTION 6 Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent for the immediate consideration of House Resolution 6, as follows, and moved its adoption: 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 6 2 BY COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION AND RULES 3 A resolution relating to permanent rules of the House 4 for the seventy-seventh general assembly. 5 Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives, 6 That the permanent rules of the House for the
seventy-7 sixthseventy-seventh general assembly be as follows: 8 DIVISION I - GENERAL RULES 9 Rule 1 10 Call to Order and Order of Business 11 The speaker shall take the chair at the hour to 12 which the house has adjourned, and shall immediately 13 call the members to order, correct the journal of the 14 previous day's proceedings, and proceed to other 15 business, including, but not limited to, introduction 16 of bills, reports, messages, communications, business 17 pending at adjournment, resolutions and bills on their 18 passage. 19 Rule 2 20 Quorum Call and Time of Convening 21 The house shall convene each Monday at 1:00 p.m. 22 and at 8:45 a.m. on all other legislative days, unless 23 otherwise ordered. The time of convening shall be 24 recorded in the journal. The house shall not convene 25 on Sunday during a regular or special session. 26 The speaker or a member may request a roll call to 27 determine if a quorum is present. 28 Rule 3 29 Absences from the House 30 No member shall be absent without leave while the Page 2 1 house is in session unless the member is sick or 2 unable to attend. 3 Rule 4 4 Preservation of Order 5 The speaker shall preserve order and decorum and 6 speak to points of order in preference to other 7 members. Subject to an appeal to the house by any 8 member, the speaker shall decide questions of order 9 which shall not be debated. 10 The speaker may have the chamber of the house 11 cleared in case of any disturbance or disorderly 12 conduct. 13 Only past legislators, state officials, persons 14 whose presence is deemed by the speaker to be of 15 special significance to the house, and school classes 16 accompanied by teachers and seated in the galleries 17 shall be introduced in the house. 18 The public may take photographs from the galleries 19 at any time. However, the use of flash bulbs or any 20 other artificial lighting is prohibited. The press 21 may photograph from the press section, but may not use 22 artificial lighting except for live television crews 23 who receive permission in advance from the chief clerk 24 of the house or the sergeant-at-arms. Photographic 25 instruments shall not be used on the house floor at 26 any time when the members are voting on a question put 27 before the house. Photographic instruments may be 28 used on the house floor at other times with the 29 consent of the subject or subjects of the photography. 30 Rule 5 Page 3 1 Rules of Parliamentary Practice 2 The rules of parliamentary practice in Mason's 3 Manual of Legislative Procedure shall govern the house 4 in all cases where they are not inconsistent with the 5 standing rules of the house or the joint rules of the 6 senate and house. 7 Rule 5A 8 House Budget 9 The speaker of the house shall annually prepare a 10 proposed budget for the house of representatives for 11 the payment of expenses, salaries, per diems, and 12 other items. The proposed budget shall be submitted 13 on the fourteenth day of each legislative session to 14 the house committee in charge of administration, which 15 shall approve a proposed budget in house resolution 16 form within thirty days of receiving the proposed 17 budget from the speaker. The house shall adopt a 18 budget within thirty days of the introduction of the 19 house resolution. 20 Rule 6 21 The Speaker Pro Tempore 22 The house shall, at its pleasure, elect a speaker 23 pro tempore. When the speaker shall for any cause be 24 absent, the speaker pro tempore shall preside, except 25 when the chair is filled by appointment by either the 26 speaker or the speaker pro tempore. If a vacancy 27 occurs in the office of speaker, the speaker pro 28 tempore shall assume the duties and responsibilities 29 of the speaker until such time as the house shall 30 elect a new speaker. The speaker or the speaker pro Page 4 1 tempore shall have the right to name any member to 2 perform the duties of speaker, but such substitution 3 shall not extend beyond the adjournment. The acts of 4 the speaker pro tempore shall have the same validity 5 as those of the speaker. In the absence of both the 6 speaker and the speaker pro tempore, the house shall 7 name a speaker who shall preside over it and perform 8 all the duties of the speaker with the exception of 9 signing bills, until such time as the speaker or 10 speaker pro tempore shall be present, and the person's 11 acts shall have the same force and validity as those 12 of the regularly elected speaker. 13 Rule 7 14 Amendment and Suspension of Rules 15 A motion to change or rescind a standing rule or 16 order of the house requires one day's notice. A 17 motion to suspend a rule, or to table or take from the 18 table a matter, requires an affirmative vote of a 19 constitutional majority. Postponing or changing the 20 order of business requires an affirmative vote of a 21 constitutional majority. 22 Rule 8 23 Violation of House Rules 24 The speaker shall, or any member may, call to order 25 a member who transgresses the rules of the house. 26 With leave of the house, the member called to order 27 may be permitted to explain. If the case requires it, 28 the member shall be subject to censure of the house. 29 Rule 9 30 Referral of Rule Violations Page 5 1 The speaker shall, upon complaint of a member, or 2 upon the speaker's own motion, refer any alleged 3 violation of house or joint rules by house members, 4 employees or staff to the house ethics committee upon 5 an initial finding that an investigation is warranted. 6 The ethics committee shall investigate such 7 allegations and report them back to the house with a 8 recommendation. 9 Rule 10 10 Recognition and Decorum in Debate 11 A member who wishes to speak in debate or deliver 12 any matter to the house shall be appropriately 13 attired, with male members wearing coat or tie, shall 14 raise the microphone and, after recognition by the 15 chair, shall respectfully address the presiding 16 officer by saying "Mr. or Madam Speaker", shall 17 confine all remarks to the question under debate, and 18 shall avoid personalities. 19 Rule 11 20 Limit on Debate 21 No member shall speak more than once on the same 22 question, without leave of the speaker, nor more than 23 twice until every member choosing to speak has spoken, 24 except as provided in Rule 81. A member shall be 25 limited to ten minutes debate on a bill being 26 considered prior to its last reading, but may be 27 granted an extension of time by consent of the house. 28 Rule 12 29 Decorum During Debate 30 No member shall leave the house while the speaker Page 6 1 is putting a question. No one shall pass between the 2 speaker and a member who is speaking or two members 3 who have been recognized by the speaker. 4 Rule 13 5 Stating the Question 6 When a motion is made, it shall be stated by the 7 speaker. A motion made in writing shall be passed to 8 the desk before it is debated. 9 Rule 14 10 Putting the Question 11 Questions shall be distinctly put in this form: 12 "All those in favor of (the question) shall say 13 `aye';" and after the affirmative voice is expressed, 14 "All those opposed to (the question) shall say `no'." 15 If the speaker is in doubt or a member of the house 16 requests, a nonrecord roll call vote shall be taken. 17 DIVISION II - EMPLOYEES OF THE HOUSE 18 Rule 15 19 Chief Clerk of the House 20 The chief clerk of the house shall serve as 21 parliamentarian and chief administrative officer of 22 the house under the direction of the speaker of the 23 house. The chief clerk shall supervise the chief 24 clerk's office; be responsible for the custody and 25 safekeeping of all bills, resolutions, and amendments 26 filed, except when they are in the custody of a 27 committee; have charge of the daily journal; have 28 control of all rooms assigned for the use of the 29 house; attest to the accuracy and correctness of text 30 and action on bills and resolutions; process the Page 7 1 handling of amendments when filed and during the floor 2 consideration of bills; insert adopted amendments into 3 bills before transmittal to the senate and prior to 4 final enrollment; supervise legislative printing and 5 the distribution of printed material; and perform all 6 other duties pertaining to the office of the chief 7 clerk. 8 Rule 16 9 Reserved 10 Rule 17 11 Sergeant-At-Arms 12 The sergeant-at-arms shall execute all orders of 13 the house and the presiding officer; perform all 14 assigned duties related to the policing and good order 15 of the house; supervise the entrance and exit of all 16 persons to and from the chamber; promptly execute all 17 messages, etc.; provide that the chamber is properly 18 ventilated and open for the use of the members; and 19 perform all other services pertaining to the office of 20 sergeant-at-arms. 21 Rule 18 22 Secretaries 23 All secretaries of the house shall be under the 24 general direction of the speaker and the chief clerk. 25 Secretaries shall be on duty at the house from 8:30 26 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except when excused by the member to 27 whom the secretary is assigned. Secretaries shall 28 perform such additional duties as may be assigned to 29 them by the chief clerk. 30 Rule 19 Page 8 1 Extra Compensation of Employees 2 No employee shall receive any extra compensation, 3 except as provided by the house, or tips for services 4 performed while on duty. Any violation of this rule 5 shall be grounds for removal. 6 DIVISION III - VISITORS AND LOBBYISTS 7 Rule 20 8 Admission to the House; Lobbying 9 The chamber of the house shall include the 10 vestibule, restrooms, cloak room, lounge, visitors' 11 galleries, and floor of the house. 12 The floor of the house shall consist of that area 13 between the press box, speaker's station, and the 14 south wall behind the last row of desks occupied by 15 representatives, excluding the visitors' galleries. 16 During a legislative day while the house is in 17 session, and one-half hour before the house convenes 18 and one-half hour after the house recesses or 19 adjourns, no person shall be admitted to the floor of 20 the house except: 21 1. Members of the general assembly and authorized 22 house employees in the performance of their duties. 23 2. Former members of the general assembly who are 24 not registered lobbyists. 25 3. A general assembly member's family. 26 4. Representatives of the press, radio, and 27 television who shall go directly to and from the press 28 box. 29 5. Legislative interns approved by the chief clerk 30 who shall go directly to and from the seat of their Page 9 1 assigned representative or to be seated in the 2 perimeter seating area. 3 6. Chair, co-chair, and the executive secretary of 4 a political party having members serving in the 5 general assembly. 6 7. Personnel of the codeCode editor's office, 7 legislative service bureau, legislative fiscal bureau, 8 citizens' aide/ombudsman's office, computer support 9 bureau and administrative rules review committee 10 staff. 11 8. The governor's executive assistants and 12 administrative assistants, members of the state 13 executive council, the lieutenant governor, the 14 attorney general, and the administrative rules 15 coordinator, all of whom shall be confined to the 16 perimeter area. 17 The current status of former members of the general 18 assembly shall govern their access to the floor under 19 these rules. 20 No other persons shall be allowed on the house 21 floor without permission of the presiding officer of 22 the house. 23 No person admitted to the floor of the house, 24 except members of the general assembly, shall, while 25 the house is in session, lobby or attempt to exercise 26 any influence with any member for or against any 27 matter then pending or that may thereafter be 28 considered by the house. 29 Notwithstanding the provisions of this rule 30 regarding admission to the floor of the house, a Page 10 1 registered lobbyist shall not be admitted to the floor 2 of the house on any day when the house is in session 3 or committees are scheduled to meet from one-half hour 4 before the house convenes or 8:45 a.m., whichever is 5 earlier, until one-half hour after the house adjourns 6 or until 4:30 p.m., whichever is later. A registered 7 lobbyist or other person may be admitted to the house 8 when the house is not in session to gain access to a 9 committee room. 10 Each lobbyist shall be given a copy of this rule 11 when the lobbyist registers. 12 Each member, employee of the house, and registered 13 lobbyist shall report violations of this rule 14 immediately to the sergeant-at-arms. 15 Any person for cause may be summarily dismissed 16 from the chamber of the house, by action of the house, 17 and shall forfeit that person's right to admission 18 thereafter. 19 Rule 20A 20 Legislative Interns 21 Only one legislative intern per member of the house 22 is allowed on the floor of the house at any one time. 23 Rule 21 24 Distribution of Literature 25 No person except a member or employee of the house 26 of representatives shall generally distribute or cause 27 to be distributed any pamphlets, material, or other 28 printed literature to the members' desks in the house. 29 An employee of the house shall generally distribute or 30 cause to be distributed such literature only on behalf Page 11 1 of the employee's office or staff. 2 All copies of pamphlets, material, or printed 3 literature distributed by a member or employee of the 4 house of representatives shall bear the name of the 5 member or employee's office or staff. 6 Other distributions of pamphlets, material, or 7 other printed literature shall bear their source of 8 origin and be distributed through the legislative post 9 office by completing a form containing a member's or 10 the chief clerk's authorization, with the 11 authorization form attached to one copy of the 12 distribution. The copy with the attached 13 authorization form shall be retained for a reasonable 14 time period by the legislative post office. 15 Rule 22 16 Distribution of Materials 17 Printed by the State 18 A member of the house shall not distribute maps, 19 books, and pamphlets such as, but not limited to, How 20 a Bill Becomes Law, which have been printed by the 21 state of Iowa and upon which the name of the member of 22 the house has been affixed unless the member has 23 purchased the materials or unless the member has 24 affixed the words "Paid for by the citizens of Iowa 25 and distributed by representative (member's name)." 26 DIVISION IV - FORMS AND PROCEDURES 27 FOR BILLS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS 28 Rule 23 29 Documents Signed by the Speaker 30 All acts and joint resolutions shall be signed by Page 12 1 the speaker, and all writs, warrants, and subpoenas 2 issued by order of the house, shall be signed by the 3 speaker and attested by the chief clerk. The speaker 4 shall cause certificates of recognition or condolence 5 to be issued by the house which shall be signed by the 6 speaker and the chief clerk. 7 Rule 24 8 Presentation of Petitions 9 All petitions, memorials and other papers addressed 10 to the house shall be signed by the member and filed 11 with the chief clerk or the chief clerk's staff. 12 Rule 25 13 Consideration of Resolutions 14 Action on a resolution, except a memorial 15 resolution, or a proposition requesting information 16 from a state official shall not be taken until one day 17 after the resolution has been placed on the members' 18 desks. After the resolution is adopted, the chief 19 clerk shall transmit certified copies and have the 20 resolution printed in the bound journal. a resolution 21 may be printed in the daily journal upon the approval 22 of the speaker after consultation with the minority 23 leader. 24 Rule 26 25 Unanimous Consent Calendar 26 The speaker may, upon the request of three members, 27 place on a unanimous consent calendar any house 28 resolution or concurrent resolution which does not 29 contain an appropriation and which has been laid over 30 under Rule 25. Page 13 1 If such resolution is placed on the unanimous 2 consent calendar, it may be removed only upon a 3 written request submitted to the speaker by a member 4 of the house. 5 If not removed after five legislative days, the 6 chief clerk shall call up the resolution and without 7 debate the speaker shall pronounce that it has passed 8 by unanimous consent. 9 If the resolution is removed from the unanimous 10 consent calendar, the speaker may again lay the 11 resolution over under Rule 25, place it on a different 12 calendar, or refer the resolution to any of the 13 standing committees of the house. 14 Rule 27 15 Forms of Bills and Joint Resolutions 16 Every house bill shall be introduced by one or more 17 members or by any standing or specially authorized 18 committee of the house, the administrative rules 19 review committee or interim study committee. All 20 bills and joint resolutions introduced shall be 21 prepared by the legislative service bureau with title, 22 enacting clause, text and explanation as directed by 23 the chief clerk of the house. One copy of each bill 24 shall be presented in a bill cover with the number of 25 copies of the bill and the title as directed by the 26 chief clerk. 27 Rule 28 28 Joint and Nullification Resolutions 29 Joint resolutions shall be framed and treated as 30 bills. Page 14 1 A "nullification resolution" is a joint resolution 2 which nullifies all of an administrative rule, or a 3 severable item of an administrative rule adopted 4 pursuant to chapter 17A of the Code. A nullification 5 resolution shall not amend an administrative rule by 6 adding language or by inserting new language in lieu 7 of existing language. 8 A nullification resolution may be introduced by an 9 individual, a standing committee or the administrative 10 rules review committee, and may be referred to a 11 standing committee. 12 A nullification resolution is debatable, but cannot 13 be amended on the floor of the house. 14 Rule 29 15 Time of Introduction of Bills 16 No bill or joint resolution under individual 17 sponsorship, other than a nullification resolution, 18 shall be read for the first time after 4:30 p.m. on 19 Friday of the 7th6th week of the first regular 20 session of the general assembly unless a written 21 request for drafting the bill has been filed with the 22 legislative service bureau before that time. 23 After adjournment of the first regular session, 24 bills may be prefiled at any time before the convening 25 of the second regular session. No bill or joint 26 resolution under individual sponsorship, other than a 27 nullification resolution, shall be read for the first 28 time after 4:30 p.m. on Friday of the 2nd week of the 29 second regular session of the general assembly unless 30 a written request for drafting the bill has been filed Page 15 1 with the legislative service bureau before that time. 2 However, bills or joint resolutions sponsored by 3 standing committees or the administrative rules review 4 committee, co-sponsored by the majority and minority 5 floor leaders, or companion bills sponsored by the 6 house majority leader and the senate majority leader 7 may be drafted and introduced at any time permissible 8 under Joint Rule 29A20. House, concurrent, and 9 nullification resolutions may be introduced at any 10 time. 11 Rule 29A12 Time of Committee Passage and13 Consideration of Bills14 1. This rule does not apply to concurrent or15 simple resolutions, joint resolutions nullifying16 administrative rules, bills passed by both houses in17 different forms, or bills or appropriation items on18 the veto calendar. Subsection 2 of this rule does not19 apply to appropriations bills, ways and means bills,20 legalizing acts, administrative rules review committee21 bills, bills cosponsored by the majority and minority22 floor leaders of the house, bills in conference23 committee, and companion bills sponsored by the24 majority floor leaders of both houses after25 consultation with the respective minority floor26 leaders. For the purposes of this rule, a joint27 resolution is considered as a bill. To be considered28 an appropriations or ways and means bill for the29 purposes of this rule, the committee on appropriations30 or the committee on ways and means must either be thePage 16 1 sponsor of the bill or the committee of first referral2 in the house.3 2. To be placed on the calendar in the house, a4 house bill must be first reported out of the committee5 of first referral by Friday of the 10th week of the6 first session and the 8th week of the second session.7 A senate bill must be first reported out of the8 committee of first referral in the house by Friday of9 the 13th week of the first session and the 11th week10 of the second session to be placed on the house11 calendar.12 3. During the 11th week of the first session and13 the 9th week of the second session, the house shall14 consider only bills originating in the house and15 unfinished business. During the 14th week of the16 first session and the 12th week of the second session,17 the house shall consider only bills originating in the18 senate and unfinished business. Beginning with the19 15th week of the first session and the 13th week of20 the second session, the house shall consider only21 bills passed by both houses, bills exempt from22 subsection 2 and unfinished business.23 4. A motion to reconsider filed and not disposed24 of on an action taken on a bill or resolution which is25 subject to a deadline under this rule may be called up26 at any time before or after the day of the deadline by27 the person filing the motion or after the deadline by28 the majority floor leader, notwithstanding any other29 rule to the contrary.30 Rule 30 Page 17 1 Introduction and Reading of Bills 2 All bills and resolutions to be introduced in the 3 house shall be typed in proper form and filed with the 4 chief clerk no later than 4:30 p.m. on the legislative 5 day preceding its introduction. 6 Every bill shall receive two readings but no bill 7 shall receive its first and last readings on the same 8 day. 9 A "reading of a bill" as required by these rules 10 shall consist of a reading of the title and enacting 11 clause unless otherwise demanded by a house member. 12 Rule 31 13 First Reading, Commitment, and Amendment 14 31.1. A bill is introduced into the house by an 15 initial or "first reading of the bill". 16 31.2. When the house is in session the first 17 reading shall consist of a "reading" as provided in 18 Rule 30. 19 31.3. Upon a first reading of the bill, the 20 speaker shall state that it is ready for commitment or 21 amendment; and the speaker shall commit it to the 22 standing or select committee, or to a committee of the 23 whole house. If to a committee of the whole house, 24 the house shall determine on what day. 25 31.4. On a day when the house is not in session, 26 the speaker shall cause a statement, which shall 27 consist of the title, enacting clause, bill number and 28 committee to which the bill is referred to be 29 published in the house journal. This publication 30 shall constitute a first reading and commitment and Page 18 1 shall contain the notation "read and committed under 2 Rule 31.4". 3 31.5. All amendments offered to bills on file or 4 on the regular calendar shall be accompanied by such 5 copies as the chief clerk shall direct. 6 31.6. Such amendments shall give the number of the 7 bill sought to amend and the chief clerk shall 8 designate each such amendment thus: Amendment to 9 House File _________, or Senate File ________, by 10 ___________. 11 31.7. A bill reported out by committee shall go to 12 the speaker who shall direct that the bill be placed 13 on the regular calendar unless it covers subject 14 matter more properly within the jurisdiction of some 15 other standing committee, in which case the speaker 16 shall refer the bill to the proper standing committee. 17 In order to expedite important business and set a 18 definite time for the bill's consideration, the 19 speaker may direct the bill to be placed on the 20 special order calendar. 21 31.8. No amendment to the rules of the house, to 22 any resolution or bill, except technical amendments 23 and amendments to bills substituted for by senate 24 files containing substantially identical title, 25 language, subject matter, purpose and intrasectional 26 arrangement, shall be considered by the membership of 27 the house without a copy of the amendment having been 28 filed with the chief clerk by 4:00 p.m. or within one- 29 half hour of adjournment, whichever is later, on the 30 day preceding floor debate on the amendment. If the Page 19 1 Househouse adjourns prior to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, the 2 final deadline is two hours after adjournment. 3 However, committee amendments filed pursuant to the 4 submission of the committee report may be accepted 5 after this deadline. This provision shall not apply 6 to any proposal debated on the floor of the house 7 after the fourteenththirteenth week of the first 8 session and the twelftheleventh week of the second 9 session. No amendment or amendment to an amendment to 10 a bill, rule of the house, or resolution shall be 11 considered by the membership of the house without a 12 copy of the amendment being on the desks of the entire 13 membership of the house prior to consideration. 14 Rule 32 15 Commitment of Appropriation and Revenue Bills 16 All bills to appropriate money shall be referred to 17 the appropriations committee, and all bills pertaining 18 to the levy, assessment, or collection of taxes shall 19 be referred to the committee on ways and means. 20 Rule 33 21 Regular Calendar 22 Bills, nullification resolutions, and joint 23 resolutions reported out for passage, or amendment and 24 passage, or without recommendation, by a committee, 25 shall be arranged on a regular calendar by the chief 26 clerk each day at 4:30 p.m. in the order of the file 27 number of the bills and following the preceding 28 legislative day's regular calendar. Priority shall be 29 given to house over senate file numbers and to joint 30 resolutions over bills in the arrangement of the Page 20 1 regular calendar. 2 Rule 34 3 Debate and Special Order Calendars 4 The majority floor leadership shall cause to be 5 prepared and distributed to the members at the opening 6 of each session day when floor action is scheduled, a 7 daily debate calendar consisting of bills, 8 nullification resolutions, and joint resolutions from 9 the regular calendar setting forth the number and 10 title of bills, nullification resolutions, and joint 11 resolutions for the next session day that floor action 12 is scheduled. 13 The majority floor leadership shall cause to be 14 prepared and distributed to the members at the opening 15 of each session day when floor action is scheduled, a 16 special order calendar setting forth the number and 17 title of bills, nullification resolutions, and joint 18 resolutions and the date upon which debate is 19 scheduled to begin on each of them, which can be no 20 sooner than five session days from the first date of 21 publication on the regular calendar. 22 This rule does not apply to bills which have passed 23 both houses in different forms, reconsiderations, or 24 veto reconsiderations. 25 Rule 35 26 Noncontroversial Calendar 27 The majority floor leadership may cause to be 28 prepared a noncontroversial calendar consisting of 29 bills and joint resolutions from the regular calendar. 30 The noncontroversial calendar shall appear under Page 21 1 separate heading on the regular calendar. 2 Notwithstanding Rule 34, a bill or joint resolution 3 on the noncontroversial calendar may be called up for 4 debate at any time by the majority leader beginning 5 the third legislative day after it appears on the 6 noncontroversial calendar. A bill or joint resolution 7 shall be stricken from the noncontroversial calendar 8 if a written objection to the bill or joint resolution 9 is filed with the chief clerk prior to the time the 10 bill or joint resolution is called up by the majority 11 leader. 12 Debate on a bill or joint resolution from the 13 noncontroversial calendar shall be limited to ten 14 minutes. If debate exceeds ten minutes, the bill or 15 joint resolution shall be stricken from the 16 noncontroversial calendar. 17 Rule 36 18 Consideration of Committee Amendments 19 After a bill has been referred and reported back, 20 it shall be considered on its first reading after the 21 amendments of the committee have been read. 22 Rule 37 23 Amendments to Special Order Bills 24 All amendments to bills on the special order 25 calendar shall be filed at least three session days 26 prior to the date set for debate. Amendments to an 27 amendment shall be filed at least two session days 28 prior to the date set for debate. However, corrective 29 amendments and amendments sponsored by either the 30 majority floor leader or the minority floor leader may Page 22 1 be filed at any time. Rule 31.8 shall not apply to 2 these amendments. 3 A corrective amendment is an amendment which does 4 not substantively change the amendment or the bill. 5 Rule 38 6 Irrelevant Amendments 7 No motion or proposition on a subject different 8 from that under consideration shall be admitted under 9 color of an amendment. 10 Rule 39 11 Consideration of Bills 12 Bills, including committee bills, and nullification 13 resolutions, reported out for passage, for indefinite 14 postponement, for amendment and passage, or without 15 recommendation by the committee, shall not be acted 16 upon until after the second legislative day following 17 the day the report was printed in the journal. 18 Prior to noon or adjournment, whichever is later, 19 on the last legislative day of the week, the majority 20 leader shall prepare a list of bills reported out of 21 committee that week which have not yet appeared on the 22 regular calendar. 23 The reports of the committees shall not be read 24 while the house is in session except as herein 25 provided. The reports shall be printed in the journal 26 immediately after they are filed with the chief clerk. 27 Reports recommending bills for passage, for amendment 28 and passage, or without recommendation shall stand 29 approved unless written objections are filed during 30 the first legislative day following their printing in Page 23 1 the journal. If objections are filed, they shall be 2 disposed of as soon as possible. Reports recommending 3 indefinite postponement shall be governed by Rule 44. 4 Upon an affirmative vote of at least a 5 constitutional majority of the members, a report may 6 be read before it is printed in the journal and while 7 the house is in session, and acted upon at once. 8 Rule 39A9 Consideration of Conference Committee Reports10 A conference committee report shall not be acted11 upon by the house of representatives unless the report12 contains only issues related to provisions of the bill13 and amendments to the bill which were adopted by14 either the senate or the house of representatives and15 on which the senate and house of representatives16 differed. If a conference committee report is not17 acted upon because such action would violate this18 rule, the inaction on the report shall constitute19 refusal of the house of representatives to adopt the20 conference committee report and shall have the same21 effect as if the conference committee had disagreed.22 Rule 40 23 Consideration of Bills Upon Last Reading 24 No amendment, unless by way of correcting an error 25 or omission, shall be received to any bill on its last 26 reading, and no debate shall be allowed on it. 27 Rule 41 28 Printing of Bills and Joint Resolutions 29 Bills and joint resolutions shall be printed in 30 form as provided by law and by rule. Each house may Page 24 1 direct the printing of an additional number of its own 2 bills. 3 Legalizing bills of a local or private nature shall 4 be printed in bill form and placed in the files of the 5 members, the same as other bills, in the order of 6 their introduction. The cost of printing shall be 7 deposited with the treasurer of state in advance at a 8 rate to be fixed, and the newspaper publication of the 9 bill shall be without cost to the state. No 10 legalizing act may be introduced until all provisions 11 of law have been complied with. 12 Rule 42 13 Certification of Bills 14 The chief clerk shall certify the passage of each 15 bill and note the date of its passage. 16 Rule 43 17 Rereferral 18 A bill may be rereferred at any time before its 19 passage and after the report of its referral to 20 committee. 21 Rule 44 22 Effect of Indefinite Postponement 23 When a question is indefinitely postponed, it shall 24 not be acted upon again during that session. Any bill 25 which receives a committee recommendation of 26 indefinite postponement shall be disposed of within 27 three legislative days after the printed journal 28 containing the report has been placed upon the desks 29 of the members of the house, or the committee 30 recommendation will be considered adopted. Page 25 1 Rule 45 2 Status of Bills Following 3 First Regular Session 4 Except for those bills which have been adopted by 5 both houses in different forms, all bills which have 6 not been withdrawn, defeated or indefinitely 7 postponed, shall be rereferred to committee upon 8 adjournment of the first regular session. Within 9 seven days after the first committee meeting following 10 convening of the second regular session, the committee 11 chair shall submit the bill to the full committee for 12 action or the chair shall reassign the bill to a 13 subcommittee. 14 DIVISION V - COMMITTEE PROCEDURES 15 Rule 46 16 Appointment of Committees 17 All committees shall be appointed by the speaker, 18 unless otherwise especially directed by the house. 19 Rule 47 20 Order on Question of Commitment 21 When a resolution is offered or a motion made to 22 refer any subject, and different committees are 23 proposed, the question shall be taken in the following 24 order: The committee of the whole house; a standing 25 committee; a select committee. 26 Rule 48 27 Study Bills 28 A study bill is any matter which a member of the 29 house wishes to have considered by a standing 30 committee, other than appropriations, and which has Page 26 1 not been included in a previously introduced bill. 2 Upon taking possession of a study bill, the committee 3 chair shall notify the speaker and then submit fifteen 4 copies of the bill to the legal counsel's office for 5 numbering. 6 A study bill shall bear the name of the member who 7 wishes to have the bill considered. A study bill 8 submitted by a state agency or board for consideration 9 shall bear the name of the state agency or board. A 10 committee chair may submit a study bill in the name of 11 that committee. 12 Final committee action on a study bill shall not be 13 taken until one day following the notation of the 14 study bill assignment in the house journal. 15 A study bill not prepared by the legislative 16 service bureau may be submitted to a standing 17 committee, but shall not be considered by the full 18 committee unless reviewed and typed in proper form by 19 the legislative service bureau. 20 Rule 49 21 Committee Meetings 22 No committee, except a conference committee or the 23 administrative rules review committee, shall meet 24 while the house is in session without special leave. 25 Rule 50 26 Smoking Prohibited 27 Smoking shall not be permitted in the house or in 28 any area of the capitol building controlled by the 29 house or controlled jointly by the house and senate. 30 Rule 50A Page 27 1 Nondegradable Polystyrene Cups 2 The use of nondegradable polystyrene cups shall not 3 be permitted on the floor of the house, at the 4 speaker's station, or in the press boxes. 5 Rule 51 6 Assignments to Subcommittee 7 The chair of the committee shall report to the 8 house the bill number of each bill assigned to 9 subcommittee and the names of the subcommittee 10 members. The report shall be printed in the journal. 11 All bills, prior to consideration by the committee, 12 shall be referred by the chair to a subcommittee, 13 unless acted upon by a committee of the whole. 14 The chair may assign bills to subcommittees without 15 a meeting of the committee, but the membership of the 16 subcommittee so appointed shall be reported at the 17 next meeting of the committee. 18 Rule 52 19 Open Meetings 20 Standing committee meetings shall be open, and 21 voting by secret ballot is prohibited. The committee 22 on administration and rules may close its meetings to 23 evaluate the professional competency of an individual 24 whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge 25 is being considered when necessary to prevent needless 26 and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation 27 on the request of the affected individual. 28 Rule 53 29 Quorum and Vote Requirements 30 The committee roll shall be taken at the convening Page 28 1 of each meeting to determine the presence of a quorum. 2 A majority of the committee membership shall 3 constitute a quorum. 4 An affirmative vote of a majority of the committee 5 membership is required to report a bill out of 6 committee or to suspend a committee rule. 7 A motion to reconsider may be made only by a 8 committee member who voted on the prevailing side of 9 the question sought to be reconsidered. A motion to 10 reconsider may only be made provided the bill is still 11 in possession of the committee. 12 If a member, who is in the committee room when a 13 question to report a bill out of committee is put, has 14 not asked to be excused prior to commencing to take 15 the vote on the question, the member shall vote aye or 16 nay unless the committee has excused the member for 17 special reasons. However, a member may pass on the 18 first taking of the roll call on the question but 19 shall vote aye or nay when the member's name is called 20 for a second time. 21 Rule 54 22 Committee Attendance Record and Report 23 of Committee Form 24 A committee attendance record shall be filed with 25 the chief clerk no later than 10:00 a.m. or two hours 26 after the house convenes, whichever is later, of the 27 legislative day immediately following the day of the 28 committee meeting. The committee attendance record is 29 a public record and may be published in the journal. 30 The committee attendance record shall include the Page 29 1 following information: 2 a. The time the meeting convened. 3 b. The members present at the meeting. 4 c. The time the meeting adjourned. 5 d. A list of bills receiving final committee 6 disposition. 7 A report of committee form shall be filed with the 8 chief clerk no later than 10:00 a.m. or two hours 9 after the house convenes, whichever is later, of the 10 legislative day immediately following the day of the 11 committee meeting for each study bill, numbered bill 12 or resolution receiving final committee disposition. 13 The report of committee form is a public record and a 14 report of committee action shall be printed in the 15 journal. The report of committee form shall include 16 the following information: 17 a. The committee action taken. 18 b. The committee amendment number, if any. 19 c. The roll call vote of the committee on final 20 disposition. 21 d. The minority recommendation, if any. 22 Upon final adjournment of the first session and 23 final adjournment of the second session of the general 24 assembly, the chair of each committee shall have 25 placed the committee's book of record containing 26 minutes, roll calls, rules, etc., with the chief clerk 27 for access of any interested person. 28 Rule 55 29 Minority Recommendation 30 The minority of the members of a committee may Page 30 1 present its recommendations on the final disposition 2 of a bill to the house by attaching its recommendation 3 to the committee report and the same shall be printed 4 in the journal with the committee report. 5 Rule 56 6 Committee Amendment 7 Whenever a committee amendment is proposed which 8 would amend another committee amendment, the amendment 9 shall be drafted in the form of a substitute amendment 10 and shall be considered as such. 11 Rule 57 12 Committee Notice and Agenda 13 Each committee shall prepare and publish a notice 14 and agenda of each committee meeting at least one 15 legislative day prior to the meeting. 16 The notice shall contain the committee name, the 17 date, time, and location of the meeting. 18 The agenda shall contain the matters to be 19 discussed, including a list of bills, joint 20 resolutions, nullification resolutions, and study 21 bills by number. The agenda should contain the names 22 of individuals who are scheduled to appear before the 23 committee and the organization which they represent. 24 A bill, joint resolution, nullification resolution, 25 or study bill shall not be reported out of committee 26 if the bill was not included in the published notice 27 and agenda unless this rule is suspended by a majority 28 of the total membership of the committee. 29 A committee chair may call a meeting without 30 providing the required notice and agenda upon leave of Page 31 1 the house if a notice is placed on the desks of 2 committee members and on the bulletin board. 3 Rule 58 4 Clearing of Committee Room 5 The chair of a committee may clear the committee 6 room in case of any disturbance or disorderly conduct. 7 Rule 59 8 Committee Amendments 9 All amendments to a bill or resolution adopted in 10 committee shall be incorporated in a single committee 11 amendment or incorporated in a new committee bill. 12 Rule 60 13 Withdrawal of Bills 14 or Nullification Resolutions 15 From Committee 16 A bill or nullification resolution which has been 17 in committee for eighteen legislative days following 18 notation of such referral in the journal may be 19 withdrawn from the committee and placed on the 20 calendar by an affirmative vote of not less than 21 fifty-one members of the house. 22 Rule 61 23 Committee Public Hearings 24 The chair of a committee may call a public hearing 25 for the purpose of receiving public comment on any 26 matter within the purview of the committee. 27 The chair shall call a public hearing upon the 28 written request of committee members according to 29 committee rules, but no more than one-third of the 30 committee members shall be required. Page 32 1 A public hearing shall not be called or requested 2 after final action on the bill has been taken by the 3 committee. However, a public hearing called or 4 requested before final action has been taken by the 5 committee may be held after final action on the bill 6 has been taken by the committee. 7 The chair shall designate a time and place for a 8 public hearing and provide public notice at least five 9 days prior to a public hearing. 10 A bill for which a public hearing has been called 11 can be voted to the calendar but cannot be debated 12 until after the public hearing has been held. 13 However, public hearings which have been requested 14 during or after the 10th week of the first session and 15 during or after the 8th week of the second session 16 must be held within four legislative days of the date 17 of the request. 18 Rule 62 19 Limitation on Filing of Claims 20 A claim or claim bill, the subject matter of which 21 has been considered or filed for consideration in the 22 house or any of its committees, in two or more prior 23 sessions of the general assembly, shall not be 24 considered by any committee or by the house unless it 25 has been specifically referred to this session by a 26 prior general assembly. The committee on 27 appropriations is authorized to set a definite date 28 after which it will not receive claims or claim bills 29 for consideration. 30 DIVISION VI - COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE Page 33 1 Rule 63 2 Organization of Committee of the Whole 3 In forming the committee of the whole house, the 4 speaker shall appoint a member to preside in committee 5 and then leave the chair. 6 Rule 64 7 Rules in Committee of the Whole 8 The rules of the house shall be observed in 9 committee of the whole house, so far as they are 10 applicable. 11 Rule 65 12 Bills in Committee of the Whole 13 Bills committed to the committee of the whole house 14 shall first be read in their entirety by the chief 15 clerk or chair and then read again or debated by 16 section, leaving the preamble to be considered last. 17 After report, the bill shall again be subject to 18 debate and amendment before a vote is had on its last 19 reading and passage. 20 Rule 66 21 Amendments by Committee of the Whole 22 All amendments made to a report committed to a 23 committee of the whole house shall be noted and 24 reported as in the case of bills. 25 DIVISION VII - MOTIONS 26 Rule 67 27 Order and Precedence of Motions 28 The following order and precedence of motions shall 29 govern when a question is under debate: 30 11. Adjourn. Page 34 1 10. Recess. 2 9. Questions of privilege. 3 8. Lay on the table. 4 7. Previous question. 5 6. Postpone definitely or to a certain time. 6 5. Refer or commit. 7 4. Defer. 8 3. Amend an amendment. 9 2. Amend. 10 1. Postpone indefinitely. 11 These motions are listed in descending order of 12 precedence. 13 A motion to postpone definitely or to a certain time, to 14 refer or commit, or to postpone indefinitely a particular 15 question shall not be considered more than once on the same day. 16 Adoption of a motion to strike the enacting words is equivalent 17 to rejection of the question. 18 Rule 68 19 Order of Consideration of Amendments 20 Amendments shall be considered by earliest position 21 in the bill. Amendments to the same place in the bill 22 shall be considered by the lowest amendment number. 23 An amendment which inserts language after a line and 24 an amendment which inserts language before the 25 succeeding line shall be considered amendments to the 26 same place in the bill. 27 However, an amendment to strike the enacting clause 28 shall always be considered first. An amendment filed 29 by a committee shall have the next highest order of 30 priority, followed by an amendment to strike Page 35 1 everything after the enacting clause and insert new 2 language. An amendment to strike language or to 3 strike and insert new language, except an amendment to 4 strike everything after the enacting clause and insert 5 new language, shall not be considered before 6 amendments to perfect all or part of the same portion 7 of the bill. 8 Rule 69 9 Motions Not Debatable 10 The motions to lay on the table, to adjourn, to 11 adjourn to a time certain, for the previous question, 12 to defer, to rerefer, and appeals of a ruling of the 13 presiding officer shall be decided without debate. 14 Rule 70 15 Motion to Adjourn 16 A motion to adjourn shall always be in order, 17 except when a member is speaking or the house is 18 voting. 19 Rule 71 20 Withdrawal of Motions 21 After a motion is stated by the speaker, or read by 22 the chief clerk, it shall be deemed to be in 23 possession of the house, but may be withdrawn by leave 24 of the house. 25 Rule 72 26 Referral and Rereferral 27 Motions and reports may be referred and rereferred 28 at the pleasure of the house. 29 Rule 73 30 Reconsideration Page 36 1 a. A motion to reconsider may be made only by a 2 member who voted on the prevailing side of the 3 question sought to be reconsidered. 4 b. A motion to reconsider may be made not later 5 than adjournment on the day following the day of the 6 action sought to be reconsidered. Where the floor 7 manager voted on the prevailing side, the floor 8 manager has the prior right to make the motion, until 9 adjournment on the day of the action sought to be 10 reconsidered. A motion to reconsider a nullification 11 resolution shall be acted upon not later than 12 adjournment on the legislative day following the day 13 of the action sought to be reconsidered. 14 c. A motion to reconsider made following the one15 hundred fourthninety-seventh calendar day of the 16 first regular session, or the ninety-fourtheighty- 17 seventh calendar day of the second regular session, 18 shallmay be taken up when made. A motion made at any 19 other time may be taken up prior to the third day 20 succeeding the day of the action sought to be 21 reconsidered only if called up by the mover, and after 22 the second day succeeding the day of the action sought 23 to be reconsidered if called up by any member. 24 d. The making of a motion to reconsider takes 25 precedence over all other questions. 26 e. No motion to reconsider passage, adoption or 27 failure of any bill, nullification resolution or joint 28 resolution shall prevail unless it obtains a 29 constitutional majority. When passage, adoption or 30 failure is reconsidered, questions on amendments may Page 37 1 also be reconsidered and shall be disposed of 2 immediately. 3 f. A motion that the motion to reconsider be laid 4 on the table is in order. The effect of laying the 5 motion to reconsider on the table is to cause the bill 6 or joint resolution to proceed on its regular course 7 immediately. 8 g. In the event that a motion to reconsider is 9 pending at the end of the first session or any 10 extraordinary session of any general assembly, or the 11 general assembly adjourns sine die, and the motion to 12 reconsider has not been voted upon by the house, the 13 motion shall be determined to have failed. 14 DIVISION VIII - VOTING 15 Rule 74 16 Manner of Voting 17 Members present may cast their votes, either by 18 operating the voting mechanism located at their 19 assigned desk or by signaling the speaker from the 20 floor of the house or from the south visitors' gallery 21 if they are unable to vote at their assigned desk. 22 The speaker shall enter the votes of members signaling 23 their votes. Upon direction of the speaker or upon 24 request of two members during the taking of the vote 25 of the house on any question, only those members at 26 their desks and voting shall be counted. Members who 27 are not present shall not cast their votes except: 28 a. Members who have not voted may record their 29 votes on any record roll call vote except quorum calls 30 within ten minutes after the vote has been announced, Page 38 1 providing the vote does not change the outcome of the 2 vote on that question. A member may request 3 announcement of the names of members so recorded after 4 the ten-minute period. 5 b. Members meeting in a conference committee or in 6 administrative rules review committee at the time a 7 vote is taken on a question may have their vote 8 recorded within thirty minutes or adjournment, 9 whichever is first of that same legislative day, 10 providing the vote does not change the outcome of the 11 vote on that question. 12 Rule 75 13 Duty of Voting 14 Except as limited in Rule 74, every member who is 15 in the house when a question is put shall vote unless 16 the house has excused that member for special reasons; 17 however, such member must have asked to be excused 18 prior to commencing to take the vote on the main 19 question. 20 Rule 76 21 Limitation on Right to Vote 22 No member shall vote on any question in which that 23 person is financially interested. 24 Rule 77 25 Call of the House 26 Upon written request of five members, the presiding 27 officer shall compel attendance of absent and 28 unexcused members for the consideration of specified 29 bills or resolutions. 30 A call of the house shall specify the propositions Page 39 1 to which it is to apply, and must be put into effect 2 before roll call is taken on the proposition. The 3 request may be filed at any time before final action 4 upon the propositions with the chief clerk, who shall 5 notify the house immediately. 6 Rule 78 7 Method of Calling the House 8 Upon a call of the house, the names of the members 9 shall be called by the chief clerk and the absentees 10 noted, after which the names of the absentees shall 11 again be called. The sergeant-at-arms shall be 12 directed by the speaker to compel the attendance of 13 absent members, unless they are previously excused. 14 Any member occupying the member's seat during a call 15 of the house shall be counted by the speaker and that 16 person's name entered in the journal as being present 17 for the purpose of making a quorum. 18 Rule 79 19 Method of Calling the Roll 20 The electrical voting machine shall be used for a 21 call of the house, a quorum call or a roll call vote 22 on any question. If the electrical voting machine is 23 not in operating order when it is necessary to take a 24 record roll call vote, the presiding officer shall 25 order the vote to be taken by calling the roll in 26 alphabetical order, except the name of the presiding 27 officer shall be called last. 28 During the casting of the vote with the voting 29 machine, the individual votes and the vote totals 30 shall be shown on the display boards. Before the Page 40 1 voting machine is closed, the presiding officer shall 2 inquire of the house, "Have you all voted?" 3 Rule 80 4 Quorum and Record Roll Call Votes 5 A majority of the members shall constitute a 6 quorum. 7 A record roll call vote shall be ordered upon 8 request of any two members. The names of the members 9 requesting the record roll call shall be entered in 10 the journal. 11 Rule 81 12 Previous Question 13 When a member moves for a previous question, that 14 member shall state whether the motion will apply to 15 the main question, to all the amendments, or to 16 particular amendments. The motion requires an 17 affirmative vote of at least a constitutional majority 18 of the members. If the motion for a previous question 19 is not adopted, the house shall proceed in the same 20 manner as before the motion was made. 21 If the motion is adopted, all debate must end and 22 the house will vote upon the question except: 23 1. If the motion applies to the main question, the 24 member in charge of the measure will have ten minutes 25 to speak for the purpose of closing discussion before 26 the vote on the measure is taken. 27 2. If the motion applies to an amendment, the 28 member proposing the amendment will have five minutes 29 to speak for the purpose of closing discussion before 30 the vote on the amendment is taken. Page 41 1 3. If a member has filed a written request with 2 the chief clerk of the house indicating the member's 3 desire to speak on a particular question. The request 4 must be filed before the motion is made by the movant. 5 The request allows a member to speak on a particular 6 question before the closing discussion by the member 7 who is in charge of the measure or who is proposing 8 the amendment. 9 Rule 82 10 Division of the Question 11 Any member may call for a division of the question, 12 which shall be divided if it comprehends questions so 13 distinct that one being taken away, the remainder may 14 stand separately for discussion by the house. A 15 motion to strike out being lost shall not preclude 16 either an amendment or a motion to strike out and 17 insert. A motion to strike out and insert shall be 18 deemed indivisible. The motion prevailed and the resolution was adopted. ADOPTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 5 Rants of Woodbury called up for consideration House Concurrent Resolution 5 as follows, and moved its adoption: 1 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 5 2 BY COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION AND RULES 3 A concurrent resolution relating to joint rules of 4 the Senate and House of Representatives for the 5 Seventy-seventh General Assembly. 6 Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives, The 7 Senate Concurring, That the joint rules of the Senate 8 and House of Representatives for the Seventy-fourth9 Seventy-seventh General Assembly shall be: 10 JOINT RULES OF THE 11 SENATE AND HOUSE 12 Rule 1 13 Suspension of Joint Rules 14 The joint rules of the general assembly may be 15 suspended by concurrent resolution, duly adopted by a 16 constitutional majority of the senate and the house. 17 Rule 2 18 Designation of Sessions 19 Each regular session of a general assembly shall be 20 designated by the year in which such regular session 21 commences. 22 Rule 3 23 Sessions of a General Assembly 24 The election of officers, organization, hiring and 25 compensation of employees, and standing committees in 26 each house of the general assembly and action taken by 27 each house shall carry over from the first to the 28 second regular session and to any extraordinary 29 session of the same general assembly. The status of 30 each bill and resolution shall be the same at the Page 2 1 beginning of each second session as it was immediately 2 before adjournment of the previous regular or 3 extraordinary session; however the rules of either 4 house may provide for re-referral of some or all bills 5 and resolutions to standing committees upon 6 adjournment of each session or at the beginning of a 7 subsequent regular or extraordinary session, except 8 those which have been adopted by both houses in 9 different forms. 10 Upon final adoption of a concurrent resolution at 11 any extraordinary session affecting that session, or 12 at a regular session affecting any extraordinary 13 session which may be held before the next regular 14 session, the creation of any calendar by either house 15 shall be suspended and the business of the session 16 shall consist solely of those bills or subject matters 17 stated in the resolution adopted. Bills named in the 18 resolution, or bills containing the subject matter 19 provided for in the resolution, may, at any time, be 20 called up for debate in either house by the majority 21 leader of that house. 22 Rule 4 23 Presentation of Messages 24 All messages between the two houses shall be sent 25 by the secretary of the senate or the chief clerk of 26 the house of representatives, shall be announced and27 communicated to the chairpresiding officer. 28 Rule 5 29 Printing and Form of Bills 30 and Other Documents Page 3 1 Bills and joint resolutions shall be introduced, 2 numbered, prepared, and printed as provided by law, or 3 in the absence of such law, in a manner determined by 4 the secretary of the senate and the chief clerk of the 5 house of representatives. Proposed bills and 6 resolutions which are not introduced but are referred 7 to committee shall be tracked in the legislative 8 computer system as are introduced bills and 9 resolutions. The referral of proposed bills and 10 resolutions to committee shall be entered in the 11 journal. 12 All bills and joint resolutions introduced shall be 13 in a form and number approved by the secretary of the 14 senate and chief clerk of the house. 15 The legal counsel's office of each house shall 16 approve all bills before introduction. 17 Rule 6 18 Companion Bills 19 Identical bills introduced in each house shall be 20 called companion bills. Each house shall designate 21 the sponsor in the usual way followed in parentheses 22 by the sponsor of the companion bill in the other 23 house. The house where the bill is first introduced 24 shall print the complete text. 25 Rule 7 26 Reprinting of Bills 27 Whenever any bill has been substantially amended by 28 either house, the secretary of the senate or the chief 29 clerk of the house shall order the bill reprinted on 30 paper of a different color. All adopted amendments Page 4 1 shall be distinguishable. 2 The secretary of the senate or the chief clerk of 3 the house may order the printing of a reasonable 4 number of additional copies of any bill, resolution, 5 amendment, or journal. 6 Rule 8 7 Daily Clip Sheet 8 The secretary of the senate and the chief clerk of 9 the house shall prepare a daily clip sheet covering 10 all amendments filed. 11 Rule 9 12 Reintroduction of Bills and Other Measures 13 A bill or resolution which has passed one house and 14 is rejected in the other shall not be introduced again 15 during that general assembly. 16 Rule 10 17 Certification of Bills and Other Enrollments 18 When any bill or resolution which has passed one 19 house is rejected or adopted in the other, notice of 20 such action and the date thereof shall be given to the 21 house of origin in writing signed by the secretary of 22 the senate or the chief clerk of the house. 23 Rule 11 24 Code Editor's Correction Bill 25 A bill recommended by the codeCode editor which is 26 introducedpassed out of committee to the floor for 27 debate by a committee of the house or senate within 28 the first four weeks of convening of a legislative 29 session and which contains codeCode corrections of a 30 nonsubstantive nature shall not be amended on the Page 5 1 floor of either house except pursuant to corrective or 2 nonsubstantive amendments filed by the judiciary 3 committee of the senate or the judiciary and law4 enforcement committee of thehouse. Such committee 5 amendments, whether filed at the time of initial 6 committee passage of the bill to the floor for debate 7 or after rereferral to the committee, shall not be 8 incorporated into the bill in the originating house 9 but shall be filed separately. Amendments filed from 10 the floor to strike sections of the bill or the 11 committee amendments shall be in order. Following 12 amendment and passage by the second house, only 13 amendments filed from the floor which strike sections 14 of the amendment of the second house shall be in 15 order. 16 A bill recommended by the codeCode editor which is 17 introducedpassed out of committee to the floor for 18 debate by a committee of the house or senate within 19 the first four weeks of convening of a legislative 20 session and which contains codeCode corrections 21 beyond those of a nonsubstantive nature shall not be 22 amended on the floor of either house except pursuant 23 to amendments filed by the judiciary committee of the 24 senate or the judiciary and law enforcement committee25 of thehouse. Such committee amendments, whether 26 filed at the time of initial committee passage of the 27 bill to the floor for debate or after rereferral to 28 the committee, shall not be incorporated into the bill 29 in the originating house but shall be filed 30 separately. Such a bill shall be limited to Page 6 1 corrections which: Adjust language to reflect current 2 practices, insert earlier omissions, delete 3 redundancies and inaccuracies, delete temporary 4 language, resolve inconsistencies and conflicts, 5 update ongoing provisions, and remove ambiguities. 6 Amendments filed from the floor to strike sections of 7 the bill or the committee amendments shall be in 8 order. Following amendment and passage by the second 9 house, only amendments filed from the floor which 10 strike sections of the amendment of the second house 11 shall be in order. 12 Rule 12 13 Amendments by Other House 14 I. When a bill which originated in one house is 15 amended in the other house, the house originating the 16 bill may amend the amendment, concur in full in the 17 amendment, or refuse to concur in full in the 18 amendment. Precedence of motions shall be in that 19 order. The amendment of the other house shall not be 20 ruled out of order based on a question of germaneness. 21 Precedence of motions shall be in that order.22 A. If the house originating the bill concurs in 23 the amendment, the bill shall then be immediately 24 placed upon its final passage. 25 B. If the house originating the bill refuses to 26 concur in the amendment, the bill shall be returned to 27 the amending house which shall either: 28 1. Recede, after which the bill shall be read for 29 the last time and immediately placed upon its final 30 passage; or Page 7 1 2. Insist, which will send the bill to a 2 conference committee. 3 C. If the house originating the bill amends the 4 amendment, that house shall concur in the amendment as 5 amended and the bill shall be immediately placed on 6 final passage, and shall be returned to the other 7 house. The other house cannot further amend the bill. 8 1. If the amending house which gave second 9 consideration to the bill concurs in the amendment to 10 the amendment, the bill shall then be immediately 11 placed upon its final passage. 12 2. If the amending house refuses to concur in the 13 amendment to the amendment, the bill shall be returned 14 to the house originating the bill which shall either: 15 a. Recede, after which the bill shall be read for 16 the last time as amended and immediately placed upon 17 its final passage; or 18 b. Insist, which will send the bill to a 19 conference committee. 20 II. A motion to recede has precedence over a 21 motion to insist. Failure to recede means to insist; 22 and failure to insist means to recede. 23 III. A motion to lay on the table or to 24 indefinitely postpone shall be out of order with 25 respect to motions to recede from or insist upon and 26 to amendments to bills which have passed both houses. 27 IV. A motion to concur, refuse to concur, recede, 28 insist, or adopt a conference committee report is in 29 order even though the subject matter has previously 30 been acted upon. Page 8 1 Rule 13 2 Conference Committee 3 1. Within one legislative day after either house 4 insists upon an amendment to a bill, the presiding 5 officer of the house, after consultation with the 6 majority leader, shall appoint three majority party 7 members and, after consultation with the minority 8 leader, shall appoint two minority party members to a 9 conference committee. The majority leader of the 10 senate, after consultation with the president, shall 11 appoint three majority party members and, after 12 consultation with and approval by the minority leader, 13 shall appoint two minority party members to a 14 conference committee. The papers shall remain with 15 the house that originated the bill. 16 2. The conference committee shall meet before the 17 end of the next legislative day after their 18 appointment, shall select a chair and shall discuss 19 the controversy. 20 3. The authority of the first conference committee 21 shall cover free conference during which the committee22 has authority to propose amendments to any portion of23 a bill provided the amendment is within the scope of24 the title of the bill as passed by the house of origin25 or amended by the second houseonly issues related to 26 provisions of the bill and amendments to the bill 27 which were adopted by either the senate or the house 28 of representatives and on which the senate and house 29 of representatives differed. If a conference 30 committee report is not acted upon because such action Page 9 1 would violate this subsection of this rule, the 2 inaction on the report shall constitute refusal to 3 adopt the conference committee report and shall have 4 the same effect as if the conference committee had 5 disagreed. 6 4. An agreement on recommendations must be 7 approved by at least three members from each house. 8 The committee shall submit two originals of the report 9 signed by at least three members of each house with 10 one signed original and three copies to be submitted 11 to each house. The report shall first be acted upon 12 in the house originating the bill. Such action, 13 including all papers, shall be immediately referred by 14 the secretary of the senate or the chief clerk of the 15 house of representatives to the other house. 16 5. The report of agreement is debatable, but 17 cannot be amended. If the report contains recommended 18 amendments to the bill, adoption of the report shall 19 automatically adopt all amendments contained therein. 20 After the report is adopted, there shall be no more 21 debate, and the bill shall immediately be placed upon 22 its final passage. 23 6. Refusal of either house to adopt the conference 24 committee report has the same effect as if the 25 committee had disagreed. 26 7. If the conference committee fails to reach 27 agreement, a report of such failure signed by at least 28 three members of each house shall be given promptly to 29 each house. The bill shall be returned to the house 30 that originated the bill, the members of the committee Page 10 1 shall be immediately discharged, and a new conference 2 committee appointed in the same manner as the first 3 conference committee. 4 8. The authority of a second or subsequent 5 conference committee shall cover free conference 6 during which the committee has authority to propose 7 amendments to any portion of a bill provided the 8 amendment is within the subject matter content of the 9 bill as passed by the house of origin or as amended by 10 the second house. 11 Rule 14 12 Enrollment and Authentication of Bills 13 A bill or resolution which has passed both houses 14 shall be enrolled in the house of origin under the 15 direction of either the secretary or the chief clerk 16 and its house of origin shall be certified by the 17 endorsement of the secretary of the senate or the 18 chief clerk of the house. 19 After enrollment, each bill shall be signed by the 20 president of the senate and by the speaker of the 21 house. 22 Rule 15 23 Concerning other Enrollments 24 All resolutions and other matters which are to be 25 presented to the governor for approval shall be 26 enrolled, signed, and presented in the same manner as 27 bills. 28 All resolutions and other matters which are not to 29 be presented to the governor or the secretary of state 30 shall be enrolled, signed, and retained permanently by Page 11 1 the secretary of the senate or chief clerk of the 2 house. 3 Rule 16 4 Transmission of Bills to the Governor 5 After a bill has been signed in each house, it 6 shall be presented by the house of origin to the 7 governor by either the secretary of the senate or the 8 chief clerk of the house of origin. The secretary or 9 the chief clerk shall report the date of the 10 presentation, which shall be entered upon the journal 11 of the house of origin. 12 Rule 17 13 Fiscal Notes 14 A fiscal note shall be attached to any bill or 15 joint resolution which reasonably could have an annual 16 effect of at least one hundred thousand dollars or a 17 combined total effect within five years after 18 enactment of five hundred thousand dollars or more on 19 the aggregate revenues, expenditures, or fiscal 20 liability of the state or its subdivisions. This rule 21 does not apply to appropriation and ways and means 22 measures where the total effect is stated in dollar 23 amounts. 24 Each fiscal note shall state in dollars the 25 estimated effect of the bill on the revenues, 26 expenditures, and fiscal liability of the state or its 27 subdivisions during the first five years after 28 enactment. The information shall specifically note 29 the fiscal impact for the first two years following 30 enactment and the anticipated impact for the Page 12 1 succeeding three years. The fiscal note shall specify 2 the source of the information. Sources of funds for 3 expenditures under the bill shall be stated, including 4 federal funds. If the fiscal director cannot make an 5 accurate estimate, the director shall state the best 6 available estimate or shall state that no dollar 7 estimate can be made and state concisely the reason. 8 The preliminary determination of whether the bill 9 appears to require a fiscal note shall be made by the 10 legislative service bureau which shall send a copy of 11 the request to the legislative fiscal bureau unless 12 the requestor specifies the request is to be 13 confidential. Upon completion of the bill draft, the 14 legislative service bureau shall immediately send a 15 copy to the legislative fiscal director for review. 16 When a committee reports a bill to the floor, the 17 committee shall state in the report whether a fiscal 18 note is or is not required. 19 The legislative fiscal director shall review all 20 bills placed on the senate or house calendars to 21 determine whether the bills are subject to this rule. 22 Additionally, a legislator may request the 23 preparation of a fiscal note by the legislative fiscal 24 bureau for any bill or joint resolution introduced 25 which reasonably could be subject to this rule. 26 The legislative fiscal director shall cause to be 27 prepared and shall approve a fiscal note within a 28 reasonable time after receiving a request or 29 determining that a bill is subject to this rule. All 30 fiscal notes approved by the legislative fiscal bureau Page 13 1 director shall be transmitted immediately to the 2 secretary of the senate or the chief clerk of the 3 house, after notifying the sponsor of the bill that a 4 fiscal note has been prepared, for publication in the 5 daily clip sheet. The secretary of the senate or 6 chief clerk of the house shall attach the fiscal note 7 to the bill as soon as it is available. 8 The legislative fiscal director may request the 9 cooperation of any state department or agency in 10 preparing a fiscal note. 11 A revised fiscal note may be requested by a 12 legislator if the fiscal effect of the bill has been 13 changed by adoption of an amendment. However, a 14 request for a revised fiscal note shall not delay 15 action on a bill unless so ordered by the presiding 16 officer of the house in which the bill is under 17 consideration. 18 If a date for adjournment has been set, then a 19 constitutional majority of the house in which the bill 20 is under consideration may waive the fiscal note 21 requirement during the three days prior to the date 22 set for adjournment. 23 Rule 18 24 Legislative Interns 25 Legislators may arrange student internships during 26 the legislative session with Iowa college, university, 27 or law school students, for which the students may 28 receive college credit at the discretion of their 29 schools. Each legislator is allowed only one intern 30 at a time per legislative session, and all interns Page14 1 must be registered with the offices of the secretary 2 of the senate and the chief clerk of the house. 3 The purpose of the legislative intern program shall 4 be: 1) to provide useful staff services to 5 legislators not otherwise provided by the general 6 assembly; 2) to give interested college, graduate, and 7 law school students practical experience in the 8 legislative process as well as providing a meaningful 9 educational experience; and 3) to enrich the 10 curriculum of participating colleges and universities. 11 The secretary of the senate and the chief clerk of 12 the house or their designees shall have the following 13 responsibilities as regards the legislative intern 14 program: 15 1. Identify a supervising faculty member at each 16 participating institution who shall be responsible for 17 authorizing students to participate in the intern 18 program. 19 2. Provide legislators with a list of 20 participating institutions and the names of 21 supervising professors to contact if interested in 22 arranging for an intern. 23 3. Provide interns with name badges which will 24 allow them access to the floor of either house when 25 required to be present by the legislators for whom 26 they work. 27 4. Provide orientation materials to interns prior 28 to the convening of each session. 29 Rule 19 30 Administrative Rules Review Committee Bills Page 15 1 A bill which relates to departmental rules and 2 which is approved by the administrative rules review 3 committee by a majority of the committee's members of 4 each house is eligible for introduction in either 5 house at any time and must be referred to a standing 6 committee, which must take action on the bill within 7 three weeks of referral, except bills referred to 8 appropriations and ways and means committees. 9 Rule 20 10 Time of Committee Passage and Consideration of Bills 11 1. This rule does not apply to concurrent or 12 simple resolutions, joint resolutions nullifying 13 administrative rules, senate confirmations, bills14 embodying redistricting plans prepared by the15 legislative service bureau pursuant to chapter 42,or 16 bills passed by both houses in different forms. 17 Subsection 2 of this rule does not apply to 18 appropriations bills, ways and means bills, legalizing 19 acts, administrative rules review committee bills, 20 bills cosponsored by majority and minority floor 21 leaders of one house, bills in conference committee, 22 and companion bills sponsored by the majority floor 23 leaders of both houses after consultation with the 24 respective minority floor leaders. For the purposes 25 of this rule, a joint resolution is considered as a 26 bill. To be considered an appropriations or ways and 27 means bill for the purposes of this rule, the 28 appropriations committee or the ways and means 29 committee must either be the sponsor of the bill or 30 the committee of first referral in the originating Page 16 1 house. 2 2. To be placed on the calendar in the house of 3 origin, a bill must be first reported out of the 4 committee of first referral by Friday of the 10th9th 5 week of the first session and the 8th7th week of the 6 second session. To be placed on the calendar in the 7 other house, a bill must be first reported out of the 8 committee of first referral by Friday of the 13th12th 9 week of the first session and the 11th10th week of 10 the second session. 11 3. During the 11th10th week of the first session 12 and the 9th8th week of the second session, each house 13 shall consider only bills originating in that house 14 and unfinished business. During the 14th13th week of 15 the first session and the 12th11th week of the second 16 session, each house shall consider only bills 17 originating in the other house and unfinished 18 business. Beginning with the 15th14th week of the 19 first session and the 13th12th week of the second 20 session, each house shall consider only bills passed 21 by both houses, bills exempt from subsection 2, and 22 unfinished business. 23 4. A motion to reconsider filed and not disposed 24 of on an action taken on a bill or resolution which is 25 subject to a deadline under this rule may be called up 26 at any time before or after the day of the deadline by 27 the person filing the motion or after the deadline by 28 the majority floor leader, notwithstanding any other 29 rule to the contrary. 30 Rule 21 Page 17 1 Resolutions 2 1. A "concurrent resolution" is a resolution to be 3 adopted by both houses of the general assembly which 4 expresses the sentiment of the general assembly or 5 deals with temporary legislative matters. It may 6 authorize the expenditure, for any legislative 7 purpose, of funds appropriated to the general 8 assembly. a concurrent resolution is not limited to, 9 but may provide for a joint convention of the general 10 assembly, adjournment or recess of the general 11 assembly, or requests to a state agency or to the 12 general assembly or a committee. A concurrent 13 resolution requires the affirmative vote of a majority 14 of the senators or representatives present and voting 15 unless otherwise specified by statute. A concurrent 16 resolution does not require the governor's approval 17 unless otherwise specified by statute. A concurrent 18 resolution shall be filed with the secretary of the 19 senate or the chief clerk of the house. A concurrent 20 resolution shall be printed in the bound journal after 21 its adoption. 22 2. A "joint resolution" is a resolution which 23 requires for approval the affirmative vote of a 24 constitutional majority of each house of the general 25 assembly. a joint resolution which appropriates funds 26 or enacts temporary laws must contain the clause "Be 27 It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of 28 Iowa:", is equivalent to a bill, and must be 29 transmitted to the governor for his approval. A joint 30 resolution which proposes amendments to the Page 18 1 Constitution of the State of Iowa, ratifies amendments 2 to the Constitution of the United States, proposes a 3 request to Congress or an agency of the government of 4 the United States of America, proposes to Congress an 5 amendment to the Constitution of the United States of 6 America, nullifies an administrative rule, or creates 7 a special commission or committee must contain the 8 clause "Be It Resolved by the General Assembly of the 9 State of Iowa:" and shall not be transmitted to the 10 governor. a joint resolution shall not amend a 11 statute in the Code of Iowa. 12 Rule 22 13 Nullification Resolutions 14 A "nullification resolution" is a joint resolution 15 which nullifies all of an administrative rule, or a 16 severable item of an administrative rule adopted 17 pursuant to chapter 17A of the Code. A nullification 18 resolution shall not amend an administrative rule by 19 adding language or by inserting new language in lieu 20 of existing language. 21 A nullification resolution is debatable, but cannot 22 be amended on the floor of the house or senate. The 23 effective date of a nullification resolution shall be 24 stated in the resolution. Any motions filed to 25 reconsider adoption of a nullification resolution must 26 be disposed of within one legislative day of the 27 filing. 28 Rule 23 29 Consideration of Vetoes 30 1. The senate and house calendar shall include a Page 19 1 list known as the "Veto Calendar." The veto calendar 2 shall consist of: 3 a. Bills returned to that house by the governor in 4 accordance with Article III, section 16 of the 5 Constitution of the State of Iowa. 6 b. Appropriations items returned to that house by 7 the governor in accordance with Article III, section 8 16 of the Constitution of the State of Iowa. 9 c. Bills and appropriations items received from 10 the other house after that house has voted to override 11 a veto of them by the governor. 12 2. Vetoed bills and appropriations items shall 13 automatically be placed on the veto calendar upon 14 receipt. Vetoed bills and appropriations items shall 15 not be referred to committee. 16 3. Upon first publication in the veto calendar, 17 the senate majority leader or the house majority 18 leader may call up a vetoed bill or appropriations 19 item at any time. 20 4. The affirmative vote of two-thirds of the 21 members of the body by record roll call is required on 22 a motion to override an executive veto or item veto. 23 5. A motion to override an executive veto or item 24 veto is debatable. A vetoed bill or appropriation 25 item cannot be amended in this case. 26 6. The vote by which a motion to override an 27 executive veto or item veto passes or fails to pass 28 either house is not subject to reconsideration under 29 senate rule 24 or house rule 73. 30 7. The secretary of the senate or the chief clerk Page 20 1 of the house shall immediately notify the other house 2 of the adoption or rejection of a motion to override 3 an executive veto or item veto. 4 8. All bills and appropriations items on the veto 5 calendar shall be disposed of before adjournment sine 6 die, unless the house having a bill or appropriation 7 item before it declines to do so by unanimous consent. 8 9. Bills and appropriations items on the veto 9 calendar are exempt from deadlines imposed by joint 10 rule 20. 11 Rule 2412 Special Rules Regarding Redistricting for 199113 1. If, pursuant to chapter 42, either the senate14 or the house rejects a redistricting plan submitted by15 the legislative service bureau, the house rejecting16 the plan shall convey the reasons for the rejection of17 the plan to the legislative service bureau by18 resolution.19 2. If, pursuant to chapter 42, the legislative20 service bureau submits a third redistricting plan as21 provided by law, the senate and house, when22 considering a bill embodying plan III, shall be23 allowed to accept for filing as amendments only such24 amendments which constitute the total text of a25 congressional plan without striking a legislative26 redistricting plan, the total text of a legislative27 redistricting plan without striking a congressional28 plan, or the combined total text of a congressional29 plan and a legislative redistricting plan, and30 nonsubstantive, technical corrections to the text ofPage 21 1 any such bills or amendments.Fallon of Polk offered the following amendment H-1002 filed by Fallon et al., and moved its adoption: H-1002 1 Amend House Concurrent Resolution 5 as follows : 2 1. Page 8, line 20, by striking the word "first". 3 2. Page 10, by striking lines 4 through 10. A non-record roll call was requested. The ayes were 37, nays 49. Amendment H-1002 lost. Carroll of Poweshiek in the chair at 1:55 p.m. Myers of Johnson offered the following amendment H-1001 filed by Myers et al., and moved its adoption: H-1001 1 Amend House Concurrent Resolution 5 as follows: 2 1. Page 21, by inserting after line 1 the 3 following: 4 "Rule 24 5 Smoking 6 1. Smoking is not permitted in the senate or house 7 chamber at any time. 8 2. Smoking is not permitted in any other meeting 9 rooms, office areas, or other space under senate or 10 house control." A non-record roll call was requested. The ayes were 40, nays 48. Amendment H-1001 lost. Rants of Woodbury moved the adoption of House Concurrent Resolution 5. The motion prevailed and the resolution was adopted. IMMEDIATE MESSAGE Siegrist of Pottawattamie asked and received unanimous consent that House Concurrent Resolution 5 be immediately messaged to the Senate. CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION MR. SPEAKER: The Chief Clerk of the House respectfully reports that certificates of recognition have been issued as follows. ELIZABETH A. ISAACSON Chief Clerk of the House 1997\37 Trelley A. Crosman, Ogden - For having celebrated his 100th birthday. 1997\38 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Comer, Mingo - For celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. 1997\39 Jean and Wilbur Halter, Newton - For celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 1997\40 Bertha and Glen Overturf, Moravia - For celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. 1997\41 Fred Jaminet, Cherokee - For being named a 1996 Master Pork Producer. SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS House File 7 Commerce-Regulation: Jacobs, Chair; Metcalf and Weigel. House File 17 Commerce-Regulation: Brunkhorst, Chair; Holveck and Van Fossen. House File 20 Commerce-Regulation: Bradley, Chair; Doderer and Metcalf. House File 48 State Government: Houser, Chair; Burnett and Holmes. House File 49 Ways and Means: Drake, Chair; Dix, Frevert, Hansen and Larkin. House File 50 Appropriations: Grundberg, Chair; Meyer and Wise. House File 52 Judiciary: Grundberg, Chair; Chapman and Veenstra. House File 53 Ways and Means: Blodgett, Chair; Hansen, Myers, Rants and Richardson. House File 54 Ways and Means: Van Fossen, Chair; Larkin, Lord, Rants and Richardson. House File 56 Ways and Means: Greig, Chair; Chapman, Doderer, Rants and Van Fossen. House File 57 Ways and Means: Greig, Chair; Chapman, Doderer, Rants and Van Fossen. House File 61 Natural Resources: Huseman, Chair; Mundie and Weidman. House File 63 Natural Resources: Huseman, Chair; Mundie and Weidman. House File 64 Judiciary: Kremer, Chair; Bell and Sukup. House File 66 Ways and Means: Jenkins, Chair; Jochum and Lamberti. House File 67 Ways and Means: Van Fossen, Chair; Chapman and Larson. Senate File 35 Ways and Means: Blodgett, Chair; Dix, Doderer, Teig and Weigel. HOUSE STUDY BILL SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT House Study Bill 5 State Government: Holmes, Chair; Chiodo and Tyrrell. HOUSE STUDY BILL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS H.S.B. 9 Local Government Relating to displacement of private waste collection services by a city, county, or public agency. H.S.B. 10 Labor and Industrial Relations Prohibiting state agencies and political subdivisions from using public funds to lobby state government and making related revisions. H.S.B. 11 Labor and Industrial Relations Establishing a self-employment assistance program and providing an effective date and a termination date. H.S.B. 12 Labor and Industrial Relations Relating to state employee pay and benefits by providing for public employee collective bargaining and state employee health benefits and providing an effective date. H.S.B. 13 Labor and Industrial Relations Relating to the deduction of labor organization dues from pay, including deductions for political causes, and making a penalty applicable. H.S.B. 14 Labor and Industrial Relations Relating to the deduction of labor organization dues from pay and making a penalty applicable. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION MR. SPEAKER: The Chief Clerk of the House respectfully reports that the following committee recommendation has been received and is on file in the office of the Chief Clerk. ELIZABETH A. ISAACSON Chief Clerk of the House COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT House Joint Resolution 5, a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa relating to the equality of rights of men and women under the law. Fiscal Note is not required. Recommended Do Pass January 22, 1997. RESOLUTION FILED HCR 6, by Millage, Martin, Bradley, Van Fossen, and Holmes, a concurrent resolution requesting that the Iowa State Fair Board establish a policy ensuring that Iowa businesses, associations, and organizations are provided with ample opportunities to showcase Iowa products and services during the Iowa State Fair. Laid over under Rule 25. On motion by Siegrist of Pottawattamie, the House adjourned at 2:20 p.m., until 9:00 a.m., Friday, January 24, 1997.
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