Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1 Page: 34
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a recess or an adjournment. A vote
to recess or adjourn, like any other
proposition, may be verified. Only
one vote verification can be pending
at a time. A verification may be dis-
pensed with by a two-thirds vote.
Section 18. A motion for a call of
the House, and all incidental motions
relating thereto, shall be in order
pending the verification of a vote.
These motions must be made before
the roll call on verification begins,
and it shall not be in order to break
into the roll call to make them.
Section 19. Where, by an error of
the clerk in reporting the yeas and
nays from a registration, the Speaker
announces a result different from
that shown by the registration or
verification thereof, the status of the
question shall be determined by the
vote as actually recorded. If the vote
be erroneously announced in such a
way as to change the true result, all
subsequent proceedings in connection
therewith shall fall, and the Journal
shall be amended accordingly.
Section 20. The Speaker may allow
the verification of a registration (as
differentiated from a record vote) if
in his opinion there is serious doubt
as to the presence of a quorum.
Section 1. Every motion made to
the House and entertained by the
Speaker shall be reduced to writing
on the demand of any member, and
shall be entered on the Journal with
the name of the member making it.
Section 2. When a motion has been
made, the Speaker shall state it, or
if it be in writing, cause it to be read
by the Clerk; and it shall then be in
possession of the House.
Section 3. A motion may be with-
drawn by the mover thereof at any
time before a decision thereon, even
though an amendment may have been
offered and be pending. It cannot be
withdrawn, however, if the motion has
been amended. After the previous
question has been ordered, a motion
can be withdrawn only by unanimous
Section 4. A motion to adjourn or
recess may not be withdrawn when
it is one of a series upon which vot-
ing has commenced, nor may an addi-
tional motion to adjourn or recess be
made when voting has commenced on
a series of such motions.
Section 5. When a question is under
debate, the following motions, and
none other, shall be in order, and such
motions shall have precedence in the
(1) To adjourn.
(2) To take recess.
(3) To lay on the table.
(4) To lay on the table subject to
(5) For the previous question.
(6) To postpone to a day certain.
(7) To commit, recommit, refer or
(8) To amend by striking out the
enacting or resolving clause, which, if
carried, shall have the effect of de-
feating the bill or resolution.
(9) To amend.
(10) To postpone indefinitely.
Section 6. A motion to adjourn or
recess shall always be in order, except
(1) when the House is voting on an-
other motion; (2) when the previous
question has been ordered and before
the final vote on the main question,
unless a roll call shows the absence
of a quorum; (3) when a member en-
titled to the floor has not yielded for
such purpose; or (4) when no busi-
ness has been transacted since a mo-
tion to adjourn or recess has been
Section 7. The vote by which a mo-
tion to adjourn or recess is carried or
lost shall not be subject to a motion
Section 8. A smaller number of
members than a quorum may adjourn
from day to day, and compel the at-
tendance of absent members.
Section 9. When several motions to
recess or adjourn are made at the
same period, the motion to adjourn
carrying the shortest time shall be
put first, then the next shortest time,
and in that order until a motion to
adjourn has been adopted or until all
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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/m1/38/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.