HJ5003: General Assembly; limits legislation coming before 2014 Special Session I & schedule for business.


Offered March 24, 2014
Prefiled March 24, 2014
Limiting legislation to be considered by the 2014 Special Session I of the General Assembly and establishing a schedule for the conduct of business coming before such special session.
Patron-- Cox

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That during the 2014 Special Session I of the General Assembly, summoned by proclamation of the Governor on March 8, 2014, to begin on Monday, March 24, 2014, except with the unanimous consent of the house in which the legislation is offered, no bill, joint resolution, or resolution shall be offered in either house during the special session other than those relating to (i) Budget Bill(s); (ii) joint resolutions or resolutions affecting the rules of procedure or schedule of business of the General Assembly, either of its houses, or any of its committees; (iii) joint resolutions or resolutions regarding the election of judges; (iv) commending and memorial joint resolutions or resolutions; or (v) joint resolutions or resolutions confirming appointments subject to the confirmation of the General Assembly; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That, after the special session is convened for the first time, it may stand in recess from time to time until reconvened by the joint call of the Speaker of the House of Delegates and Chair of the Senate Committee on Rules to consider such matters as are provided for in this resolution; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That for purposes of this resolution:

"Budget Bill" means the general appropriation bill introduced in each house that authorizes the biennial expenditure of public revenues for the period from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2014, or July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2016; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That any committee of conference on the Budget Bill(s) shall complete its deliberations and make the report of such conference available to the General Assembly as soon as practicable. Neither house shall consider such conference report earlier than 36 hours after receipt, unless both houses respectively determine to proceed earlier by a vote of two-thirds of the members voting in each house. No engrossment of the Budget Bill(s) shall be required in either house, and any conference on the Budget Bill(s) shall consider, as the basis of its deliberations, the Budget Bill(s) as introduced in the House and the amendments thereto proposed by each house; and, be it

RESOLVED FINALLY, That members of the General Assembly shall receive session per diem for any day they attend a scheduled floor session at which an attendance roll call is taken. Session per diem shall not be allowed for legislative assistants. Session per diem shall not be allowed for members of the General Assembly during a recess of the special session. However, members may receive compensation while the General Assembly is in recess, as provided in § 30-19.12 of the Code of Virginia and in the 2012-2014 Appropriation Act, as follows: (i) members of any standing committee authorized by its respective body; (ii) members of any committee of conference; or (iii) members of any legislative committee, commission, or council established by the General Assembly.