Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1 Page: 36
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36 HOSE JURNA
(10) To extend the time of a
member speaking under the previous
question or to allow a member who
has the right to speak after the pre-
vious question is ordered to yield his
time, or a part thereof, to another.
(11) To reconsider and table.
Section 20. The Speaker shall per-
mit the mover and one opponent of
the motion three minutes each dur-
ing which to debate the following
motions without debating the merits
of the bill, resolution, or other mat-
ter, and the mover of the motion may
elect to take his time either to open
the debate or to close the debate, but
his time may not be divided:
(1) To suspend the regular order
of business and take up some mea-
sure out of its regular order.
(2) To instruct a committee to re-
port a certain bill or resolution.
(3) To rerefer a bill or resolution
from one committee to another.
(4) To assign a bill or resolution
to a calendar without action by the
Committee on Rules.
(5) To reassign a bill or resolution
from one calendar to another.
(6) To take up a bill or resolution
laid on the table subject to call.
(7) To set a special order.
(8) To suspend the Rules.
(9) To suspend the Constitutional
Rule requiring bills to be read on
three several days.
(10) To pass a resolution suspend-
ing the Joint Rules.
(11) To order the previous ques-
(12) To order the limiting of
amendments to a bill or resolution.
(13) To print documents, reports
or other material in the Journal.
(14) To take any other action re-
quired or permitted during the routine
motion period by Rule XXII, Section
Section 21. When a bill, resolution
or other matter is pending before the
House, it may be laid on the table
subject to call, and one legislative
day's notice must be given before the
proposition can be taken from the
table, unless it be on the same legisla-
tive day, in which case it can be tak-
en from the table at any time ex-
cept when there is another matter
pending before the House. A bill, re-
solution or other matter can be tak-
en from the table only by a majority
vote of the House. When a special
order is pending, a motion to take a
proposition from the table cannot be
made unless such proposition is a
OF THE PREVIOUS QUESTION
Section 1. There shall be a motion
for the previous question, which shall
be admitted only when seconded by
twenty-five members. It shall be put
by the Chair in this manner: "The
motion has been seconded. Three
minutes pro and con debate will be
allowed on the motion for ordering
the previous question." As soon as the
debate has ended, the Chair shall con-
tinue: "As many as are in favor of
ordering the previous question on
(here state on which question or ques-
tions) will say 'Aye' ", and then, "As
many as are opposed say 'Nay'". As
in all other propositions a motion for
the previous question may be taken
by a record vote if demanded by three
members. If ordered by a majority of
the members voting, a quorum being
present, it shall have the effect of cut-
ting off all debate, except as provid-
ed in Section 11 of this rule, and
bringing the House to a direct vote
upon the immediate question or ques-
tions upon which it has been asked
Section 2. The motion to adjourn
is not in order after a motion for the
previous question is accepted by the
Chair, or after the seconding of such
motion, and before a vote is taken
Section 3. The motion for the pre-
vious question is not subject to a
motion to table.
Section 4. The previous question
may be asked and ordered upon any
debatable single motion, or series of
motions, allowable under the rules, or
any amendments or amendments pend-
ing, or may be made to embrace all
authorized debatable motions or
amendments pending, and include the
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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/m1/40/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.