House of Delegates; amends and readopts Rule 18 pertaining to subcommittees and voting. (HR48)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Rules of the House of Delegates changes. Amends and readopts Rule 18 of the Rules of the House of Delegates, pertaining to subcommittees and voting. Rule 18 will provide that votes cast on legislation by members in a subcommittee must be recorded. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2007Presented, ordered printed, and laid on Speaker's table 074678464
01/19/2007Taken up
01/19/2007Pending question ordered
01/19/2007Rejected by House (39-Y 59-N)
01/19/2007VOTE: REJECTED (39-Y 59-N) (see vote tally)


Waldo Jaquith writes:

The Democratic Party of Virginia has provided the audio of the floor debate that culminated in the defeat of HR48. Anybody interested in this bill would do very well to give this a listen -- it's fascinating.

Joe C writes:

As a Republican, I'm concerned that our rank and file has been infiltrated with Communists. Killing this bill is a blow to democracy and an outrage. Why are we defending a closed door, papa-knows-best, form of government reminiscent of commie China or the old USSR???