House of Delegates; establishes Rules for 2016-2017 Sessions of the General Assembly. (HR60)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

House of Delegates. Establishes the Rules of the House of Delegates for 2016-2017 Sessions of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »

Status

01/13/2016: Passed the House

History

DateAction
01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16
01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103461D
01/13/2016Taken up for immediate consideration
01/13/2016Engrossed by House
01/13/2016Agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
01/13/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2016Bill text as passed House (HR60ER)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 4 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights): 2017 SESSION. THERE ARE FOUR DIFFERENT ROLLS CHANGES. THE LAST 1, 48 HOURS IS SOMETHING HE ASKED ME TO LOOK INTO. I WORKED WITH THE MINORITY LEADER A LITTLE BIT AND THE CLERK'S OFFICE HAS GOOD SUGGESTIONS I WANT TO START WITH RULE TWO. YOU'LL FIND THAT ON LINE 45 AND 55. OUR PRACTICE IS VERY, VERY OLD. IF YOU LOOK, IF THERE IS A VACANCY, IT'S THE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN NAMED IN ROLL 16 SO THIS SAYS IS THAT DURING SESSION THERE WILL BE AN ELECTION. THAT IS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE. A SEVEN-DAY PERIOD. WHEN OUT OF SESSION, THE COMMITTEE WILL MEET WITHIN THREE DAYS AND THAT PERSON WILL BE SPEAKER UNTIL COMING INTO THE SESSION. THAT IS THE CHANGE IN RULE TWO. RULE FOUR, THEY GOT TOGETHER A SUGGESTION WITH THE CAPITOL POLICE AND OTHER FOLKS TO LOOK AT WAYS TO MAKE SURE WE'RE PREPARED AND THAT WE HAD A MEMBERING ANYTHING THAT WE COULD BASICALLY BE SOMEWHERE ELSE. THAT ONE DOES THAT. YOU'LL FIND THAT ON LINE 450 AND PAGE EIGHT. CURRENTLY THE PRACTICE IS ON THAT CALENDAR HAVE TO BE EVERYTHING. THIS ALLOWS US TO SET OUT THOSE ITEMS, IT WILL BE EASIER FOR THE CLERK'S OFFICE AND CLEARER FOR THE PUBLIC. FINALLY, THE FOURTH RULES CHANGE IS ONE THE SPEAKER ELUDED TO IN HIS SPEECH THAT DOES SEVERAL THINGS, THAT IS RULE 75-C ON LINES 13, PAGE 11 AND DOES FOUR THINGS. THE SPEAKER SAID IT REQUIRES A 48 HOUR NOTICE WHEN THE BUDGET HITS YOUR DESK AND REQUIRES THREE OTHER THINGS TO BE SET OUT WHICH I THINK IS VERY GOOD. ANY NONSTATE AGENCY YOU FIND IN THE BUDGET, IT'S PASSED BY THE HOUSE AND SENATE AND ANY ITEM PASSING LEGISLATION FAILED IN EITHER HOUSE. MR. SPEAKER, THOSE ARE THE CHANGES AND I MOVE ADOPTION OF THE RESOLUTION.

[Unknown]: SHALL THE RESOLUTION BE AGREED TO? SORRY. I APOLOGIZE.

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights): SPEAKING TO THE RESOLUTION.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN MAY PROCEED.

[Unknown]: MR. SPEAKER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE I RISE TO RECOMMEND YOU VOTE FOR THIS RESOLUTION. THERE IS A LOT OF GOOD WORK IN TERMS OF THE BUDGET. THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE 48 HOUR RULE IS THAT CONSTITUENTS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT THE BUDGET, BAD NEWS IS THAT NO MORE, NO LONGER WILL A MEMBER BE ABLE TO SAY THEY VOTED FOR THE BUDGET WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT IS IN IT. WITH THAT, I HOPE YOU'LL VOTE GREEN ON THIS FINE RESOLUTION.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): SHALL THE RESOLUTION BE AGREED TO? CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYE 100, NO, 0. THE RESOLUTION IS AGREED TO. GENTLEMAN FROM COLONIAL HEIGHTS, MR. COX WILL ADVISE THE SENATE THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES ORGANIZED AND READY TO PROCEED WITH BUSINESS. HOUSE WILL BE AT EASE.