Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1 Page: 40
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the House and motions incidental matters and shall be considered until
thereto. disposed of.
Section 10. Once a point of order
has been made that no quorum is
present, it may not be withdrawn after
the absence of a quorum has been
ascertained and announced.
Section 11. It shall not be in order
to recess under a call of the House.
SIMPLE AND CONCURRENT
Section 1. Resolutions shall be intro-
duced by the filing of three copies
thereof with the Chief Clerk, who
shall number and record simple
resolutions in one series and concur-
rent resolutions in a separate series.
After numbering and recording,
resolutions shall be sent to the Speak-
er. Resolutions may be offered by
one or more members, but may not be
authorized by a committee as such.
Section 2. Concurrent resolutions
shall take the same course as simple
resolutions, except that they shall be
sent to the Governor for his signature
when finally passed by both Houses.
Section 3. Concurrent resolutions
which permit the bringing of suits
against the State of Texas or any
department thereof shall be referred
to the Committee on Judiciary.
Section 4. Resolutions proposing the
expenditure of money out of the Con-
tingent Expense Fund of the Legisla-
ture shall be referred to the Commit-
tee on House Administration.
Section 5. All resolutions shall be
referred to the appropriate commit-
tees if they propose:
(a) To make an investigation, or
(b) To establish or define broad
legislative policies or opinions.
Section 6. Unless privileged, resolu-
tions shall be considered only at the
time assigned for their consideration
by the Rules of the House.
Section 7. A resolution that goes
over to the next legislative day as
unfinished business shall be taken up
under the head of unfinished busi-
ness before other unfinished busi-
ness is considered, except privileged
Section 8. The subject matter of
simple and concurrent resolutions
does not have to be submitted by the
Governor in a called session before
same can be considered.
Section 9. Congratulatory and
memorial resolutions shall be pre-
pared for introduction by the indi-
vidual member, and officers and em-
ployees of the House are expressly
prohibited from preparing, or as-
sisting in the preparation of, such
Section 10. No member shall be per-
mitted to introduce during any ses-
sion more than three congratulatory
resolutions nor more than three
memorial resolutions, except for those
resolutions which congratulate or
memorialize members or former mem-
bers of the Legislature. The Chief
Clerk shall maintain a record of all
congratulatory and memorial resolu-
tions introduced by each member and
shall refuse to file any resolution
which a member attempts to intro-
duce in violation of this rule.
Section 11. Congratulatory and
memorial resolutions shall be con-
sidered by the House only at those
times designated for such considera-
tion by these Rules. During considera-
tion of memorial and congratulatory
resolutions, such resolutions shall not
be read in full unless they pertain to
members or former members of the
Legislature, and all other such reso-
lutions shall be read only by number,
type of resolution and name of the
person, persons or groups, designated
Section 12. Congratulatory and
memorial resolutions adopted by the
House, except those for members and
former members of the Legislature
and those for state officials and
former state officials, shall not be
printed in full in the Journal, but
shall be listed in the Journal by num-
ber, together with a brief caption of
each indicating the person, persons
or groups covered by it. This rule
shall be applicable both to daily
Journals and the Permanent Journal.
Section 13. Only one enrolled copy
shall be made of each congratulatory
and memorial resolution, and 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/m1/44/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.