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HR 130 (LSB 6077HV (1) 84)

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 130
BY  COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION AND RULES
(SUCCESSOR TO HSB 664)

A Resolution amending the permanent rules of the House of Representatives.


   BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, That Rule 4, unnumbered paragraph 6 of the Rules of the House, as adopted by the House of Representatives during the 2011 Session in House Resolution 11, is amended to read as follows:

   Members of the press may photograph from the press box, but shall not use artificial lighting without prior permission from the chief clerk of the house. Photographs shall not be taken on the house floor when the members are voting on a question put before the house. Photographs



 

or video recordings of the voting boards shall not be taken while a nonrecord roll call vote is displayed. Photographs may be taken on the house floor at other times with the consent of the subject or subjects of the photography.
   BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Rule 4A of the Rules of the House, as adopted by the House of Representatives during the 2011 Session in House Resolution 11, is amended to read as follows:

Rule 4A


Use of Telephonic or Electronic Devices

 

and Video Streaming in Chamber Restricted

   1. A person present in the house chamber while the house is in order shall mute any cell phone, computer, or other electronic device under the person’s control. The speaker may remove from the chamber any person acting in violation of this rule.

   2. A member shall not use a cell phone or other electronic device to audibly transmit or receive communications while recognized by the presiding officer to speak in debate.

   3. The speaker shall control the time, place, and manner of use of the house’s internet video streaming system on the floor of the house and in the visitors’ galleries. However, the speaker shall not edit, censor, or shut off the house’s internet video streaming system during debate on the floor of the house.



   BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Rule 20, unnumbered paragraph 15 of the Rules of the House, as adopted by the House of Representatives during the 2011 Session in House Resolution 11, is amended to read as follows:

   Each member, employee of the house, and registered lobbyist shall



 

may report violations of this rule immediately to the sergeant-at-arms

 

or the chief clerk.

   BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Rule 21 of the Rules of the House, as adopted by the House of Representatives during the 2011 Session in House Resolution 11, is amended to read as follows:

Rule 21


Distribution of Literature

 

and Other Items

   No person except a member or employee of the house of representatives shall generally distribute or cause to be distributed any pamphlets, material, or other printed literature, or any other items to the members’ desks in the house



 

without authorization. An employee of the house shall generally distribute or cause to be distributed such literature or items only on behalf of the employee’s office or staff. Items which are permissible gifts under chapter 68B of the Code may be distributed to the members’ desks with the authorization of the chief clerk.

   All copies of pamphlets, material, or printed literature distributed by a member or employee of the house of representatives shall bear the name of the member or employee’s office or staff.

   Other distributions of pamphlets, material, or other printed literature shall bear their source of origin and be distributed through the legislative post office

 

or to the members’ desks by completing a form containing a member’s or the chief clerk’s authorization, with the authorization form attached to one copy of the distribution

 

filed with the chief clerk. The copy with the attached authorization form shall be retained for a reasonable time period by the legislative post office

 

chief clerk.

   BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Rule 61, unnumbered paragraph 5 of the Rules of the House, as adopted by the House of Representatives during the 2011 Session in House Resolution 11, is amended to read as follows:

   A bill, joint resolution, or nullification resolution for which a public hearing has been called can be voted to the calendar but cannot be debated until after the public hearing has been held.



 

 

If a bill, joint resolution, or nullification resolution for which a public hearing has been called is not debated by the house during the session in which it is introduced, the request for the public hearing is deemed to have lapsed upon adjournment sine die of that session.

   BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Rule 75 of the Rules of the House, as adopted by the House of Representatives during the 2011 Session in House Resolution 11, is amended to read as follows:

Rule 75


Voting in the House and Duty of Voting

   Voting on a question put to



 

members on the

 

floor of the house shall not occur between midnight and 8 a.m. on any legislative day except for voting on a motion to

 

recess, defer, or adjourn. Except as limited in Rule 76, every member who is in the house when a question is put shall vote unless the house has excused that member from voting for special reasons; however, such member must have asked to be excused from voting prior to the time the speaker puts the question.



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