Joint Rules
of the
House of Representatives and Senate

 

TABLE OF CONTENT

Adjournment
Absence of a quorum Rule 15
Daily Rule 27
Final of regular session Rule 26
No members present Rule 15
To a date certain Rule 15
ADVICE AND CONSENT
Gubernatorial appointments Rule 15
ALTERNATIVE MEASURES
Initiative petition Rule 29
AMENDMENTS
Amend an amendment Rule 2
Compiled laws Rule 20
Correction of errors Rule 8, 12, 16, 20
Nonconcurrence Rule 3(a)
Recede Rule 11
Substitutes Rule 20
Title Rule 8, 20
Yeas and nays Rule 14
BILLS
Amendments Rule 2
Conference committee Rule 3
Correction of errors Rule 8, 12, 16, 20
Defeated in previous year Rule 28
Enrollment Rule 3(b), 11, 12, 16, 17, 19
Governor, not returned within specified time Rule 19
Introduction Rule 13
Printing Rule 20
Recede from amendments Rule 11
Reconsideration not in order Rule 28
Request return Rule 16
Tie-bars Rule 21
Transmission to other House Rule 16
Veto override Rule 19, 28
Yeas and nays Rule 14
CATCH LINES
Bill introduction Rule 13
CLERK OF THE HOUSE
Bill introduction Rule 13
Call House to order Rule 15
Compensation for members, officers and employees Rule 24
Conference committee meetings Rule 4
Joint convention elections Rule 22
Legislative handbook Rule 23
Messages transmission Rule 1
Mileage and compensation Rule 24
Sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions Rule 19
COMMITTEE EXPENSES
Created by concurrent resolution Rule 25
COMPENSATION
Members, officers and employees Rule 24
CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
Adjournment schedule Rule 26
Committee expenses Rule 25
Transmission to other house Rule 16
CONFEREES
Appointment Rule 5, 6
Disagreement Rule 6
Powers Rule 8
Signatures Rule 3(b)
CONFERENCES
Adoption Rule 3(b), 9
Amendments Rule 8
Appropriation bills Rule 8
Chairperson Rule 3(a)
Clerk Rule 4
Copies required Rule 3(b), 9
Journal printing Rule 9
Members required Rule 3(a)
Meetings Rule 4
Points of order Rule 10
Rejection Rule 5, 7
Report Rule 3(b), 8, 9, 20
Ruled out of order Rule 10
Second conference Rule 5, 6
Second conference, failure Rule 7
Signature of conferees Rule 3(b)
Substitute Rule 8
Unable to agree Rule 6
Vote required Rule 3(b), 9
Yeas and nays Rule 9, 14
CORRECTION OF ERRORS
Conference report Rule 8
Passed bill Rule 12, 16
EMERGENCY SESSION
Convened during recess Rule 15
ENROLLMENT OF BILLS
Adoption of conference report Rule 3(b)
Correction of errors Rule 12
Immediate effect Rule 17
Passed both houses Rule 16
Passed over veto Rule 19
Recede from amendments Rule 11
GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS
Advice and consent Rule 15
Emergency session Rule 15
IMMEDIATE EFFECT
Enrollment Rule 17
Motion Rule 16
INITIATIVE PETITION
Alternative measures Rule 29
JOINT CONVENTION
Elections Rule 22
Rules (see Joint Convention Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives)
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Amendments Rule 2
Conference Rule 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
Constitutional amendment Rule 13, 18, 19
Defeated in previous year Rule 28
Filed, secretary of state Rule 16, 19
Purpose Rule 8
Ratification of amendments to U.S. Constitution Rule 18
Reconsideration not in order Rule 28
Reconsideration, notice of intent Rule 16
Subject matter Rule 13
Tie-bars Rule 21
Transmission to other house Rule 16
U.S. constitutional ratification Rule 18
Vote required Rule 18
Yeas and nays Rule 14
JOURNALS
Appointment of standing members, printing Rule 23
Conference reports Rule 9
Joint convention elections Rule 22
Standing committee members Rule 23
Yeas and nays Rule 14
LEGISLATIVE HANDBOOK
Printing Rule 23
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE BUREAU
Bills, joint resolutions, amendments to joint resolutions, substitutes and conference reports Rule 20
MAJORITY FLOOR LEADER
Final adjournment Rule 26
MESSAGES
In writing and electronically Rule 1
Transmission Rule 1
MILEAGE AND COMPENSATION
Members, officers and employees Rule 24
NO MEMBERS PRESENT
Adjournment Rule 15
PENDING BUSINESS
Pending Rule 28
POINTS OF ORDER
Conference reports Rule 10
PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE
Joint convention elections Rule 22
PRESIDING OFFICER
Absent, no members present Rule 15
Adjournment at midnight Rule 27
Joint convention elections Rule 22
Points of order Rule 10
RECEDE FROM AMENDMENT
Either house may recede Rule 11
RECONSIDERATION
Motion not in order Rule 28
REPEALING CLAUSE
Bill introduction, general Rule 13
RESOLUTIONS
(see Joint Resolutions)
SECRETARY OF THE SENATE
Bill introduction Rule 13
Call Senate to order Rule 15
Compensation for members, officers and employees Rule 24
Conference committee meetings Rule 4
Joint convention elections Rule 22
Legislative handbook Rule 23
Messages transmission Rule 1
Mileage and compensation Rule 24
Sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions Rule 19
SECTION NUMBERS OF COMPILED LAWS
Amendments Rule 20
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER
Convene Senate in emergency Rule 15
SESSION
Final adjournment Rule 26
No members present Rule 15
SEVERING CLAUSE
Bill introduction Rule 13
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
Convene House in emergency Rule 15
Joint convention elections Rule 22
TIE-BARS
Tie-bars by request number Rule 21
TITLE AMENDMENTS
Conference reports Rule 8
Corrective Rule 20
Full act title Rule 20
Rules governing Rule 20
TRANSMISSION OF MESSAGES
Between the two houses Rule 1
In writing and electronically Rule 1
VACANCY OF OFFICE
Succession Rule 24
VETO OVERRIDE
Override Rule 19
Reconsideration not in order Rule 28
YEAS AND NAYS
Conference report Rule 9
Printed in Journal of house concurring in action of other house Rule 14