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officers and employees of the House
are expressly prohibited from pre-
paring more than one enrolled copy
of each such resolution.
RULE XVIII
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Section 1. A proposed amendment
to the Constitution of Texas shall
take the form of a joint resolution,
which shall be subject to the rules
which govern the proceedings on
bills, except that it shall be adopted
on any reading after the first, when
it receives a two-thirds vote of the
elected membership of the House. If
on second reading, a joint resolution
receives only a majority vote, it shall
be passed to engrossment, and sub-
sequent proceedings thereon shall be
the same as those governing the final
passage of bills which have been
passed to engrossment; however, if
on third reading and final passage,
a joint resolution does not receive a
two-thirds vote of the elected mem-
bership of the House, it shall fail of
adoption.
Section 2. Ratification by Texas of
a proposed amendment to the Con-
stitution of the United States shall
take the form of a joint resolution,
which shall be subject to the rules
which govern the proceedings on
bills, except that it shall be adopted
on any reading after the first, when
it receives a majority vote of the
members present and voting, a
quorum being present. If such joint
resolution shall fail to receive a
majority vote, it shall fail of adoption
and cannot thereafter be considered
unless revived by a motion to recon-
sider as otherwise provided in these
rules.
Section 3. House joint resolutions
on committee report shall be referred
to the Committee on Rules in the
same manner as bills for assignment
to the appropriate calendar for floor
consideration.
Section 4. Senate joint resolutions
on committee report shall also be re-
ferred to the Committee on Rules for
assignment to an appropriate calen-
dar. The Committee on Rules shall
maintain a separate calendar for
House Joint Resolutions and a sep-
arate calendar for Senate Joint
Resolutions. Senate Joint Resolut'ons
shall be considered on calendar

Wednesdays and calendar Thursdays
along with Senate bills, with proper
priority to be determined by the
calendar system.
RULE XIX
OF BILLS
Section 1. Proposed laws or changes
in laws must be incorporated in bills,
which shall consist of (1) a title or
caption, beginning with the words, "A
Bill to be Entitled An Act to", (2)
a brief statement of the object of the
proposed measure, (3) an enacting
clause, "Be It Enacted by the Legis-
lature of the State of Texas", and
stating specially the measure pro-
posed, and (4) the bill proper.
Section 2. To enable members of
the Legislature to understand more
fully and more easily the nature and
legal effect of matters under con-
sideration, all bills and resolutions
shall conform to the following re-
quirements:
(a) If a bill or resolution proposes
to amend an existing portion of the
Constitution, a statute, or a legis-
lative rule, the complete text of the
existing portion of such constitution,
statute or rule shall be quoted in full.
(b) Language to be added to the
existing portion of the Constitution,
statute or rule shall be inserted in
its appropriate place in the text
thereof and shall be underlined.
(c) Language to be deleted from
the existing portion of the Consti-
tution, statute or rule shall be typed
in solid capital letters and enclosed
in parentheses.
(d) If the language to be added
is to replace a part of the existing
text, the new language shall precede
the existing text which is being re-
placed.
(e) If a portion of a word is being
changed (such as correcting capital-
ization, spelling or punctuation) the
entire word shall be replaced. Such
words shall first be inserted correctly
and underlined, followed by the word
as it appears in existing text and en-
closed in parentheses.
Section 3. If the proposal to amend
an existing portion of the Constitu-
tion, a statute or a legislative rule
involves a complete redraft of the

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