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 
Tiebars 
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 
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 
Tiebars 
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 
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 
TIEBARS 
Tiebars 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 