Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1 Page: 11
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January 10, 1967
The resolution was read and was
adopted without objection.
APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY
COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE
The Speaker announced the ap-
pointment of the following Tempor-
ary Committees of the House:
Cory, Chairman; Pendleton, Clay-
ton, Nugent of Kerr, Tommy Shannon
Schiller, Chairman; Blaine, Wiet-
ing, Bass of Harris, McLaughlin.
Heatly, Chairman; Slack, Pipkin,
Jones of Lubbock.
Enrolled and Engrossed Bills:
Caldwell, Chairman; Ward, Pick-
ens, Hale, Harris.
Wayne, Chairman; Quilliam, Stroud,
PROPOSING ADOPTION OF PER-
MANENT RULES OF PROCED-
URE OF THE HOUSE OF REP-
Mr. Hale offered the following re-
H. S. R. No. 3
Proposing adoption of Permanent
Rules of Procedure of the House of
Be It Resolved by the House
of Representatives of the 60th Legis-
lature of the State of Texas, That:
Section 1. The following Rules be
and the same are hereby adopted as
the Permanent Rules of Procedure of
the House of Representatives of the
60th Legislature, subject to the limi-
tations and changes hereinafter pro-
RULES OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
DUTIES AND RIGHTS
OF THE SPEAKER
Section 1. The Speaker shall take
the Chair on each calendar day pre-
cisely at the hour to which the House
shall have adjourned or recessed at
its last sitting and shall immediately
call the members to order.
Section 2. He shall preserve order
and decorum. In case of disturbance
or disorderly conduct in the galleries
or in the lobby, he may cause these
areas to be cleared on his own order.
He shall see that the members of the
House conduct themselves in a gentle-
manly manner in accordance with ac-
cepted standards of parliamentary
conduct, and may, when necessary,
order the Sergeant at Arms to clear
the aisles and seat the members of
the House so that business may be
conducted in an orderly manner. He
shall enforce, apply and interpret
these Rules in all deliberations of the
Section 3. He shall have general
control, except as otherwise provided
by law, of the Hall of the House, its
lobbies, galleries, corridors, passages
and other rooms in those parts of the
Capitol Building assigned to the use
of the House; provided, however, that
the Hall of the House shall not be
used for any meeting other than
legislative meetings during any Reg-
ular or Special Session of the Legis-
lature unless specifically authorized
Section 4. He shall lay before the
House its business in the order in-
dicated by the Rules, and shall re-
ceive propositions made by members,
and put them to the House, and shall
enforce the Rules of the House, and
the Legislative Rules prescribed by
the Statutes and Constitution of
Section 5. He shall rise to put a
question but may state it sitting; and
he shall put the question distinctly
in this form, to wit: "As many as are
in favor (here state the question or
proposition under consideration), say
'Aye' ", and after the affirmative vote
is expressed, "As many as are op-
posed say 'No"'. If the Speaker be
in doubt as to the result, or if a
division is called for, the House shall
divide: those in the affirmative on
the question shall register "Aye" on
the voting machine, and those in the
negative on the question shall register
"No". Such votes shall not be printed
in the Journal unless a record vote
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1, legislative document, 1967; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth193874/m1/15/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.