Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1 Page: 46
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46 HOUSE JOUNA
below), which shall have precedence
(1) Original amendment.
(2) Amendment to the amendment.
(3) Substitute for the amendment
to the amendment.
Recognition for the offering of orig-
inal amendments shall be as follows:
First, the main author; Second, the
member or members offering the com-
mittee amendment; and Third, mem-
bers offering other amendments from
(c) Motions to amend an original
bill by striking out all after the en-
acting clause, which amendments shall
be subject to amendment as follows:
(1) Amendment to the amendment.
(2) Substitute for the amendment
to the amendment.
Recognition for offering such
amendments ("Substitute Bills")
shall be as follows: First, the main
author of the original bill, if he has
not sought to perfect his bill by
amendments as provided for in (b)
above; Second, the member or mem-
bers offering the committee amend-
ment (if any there be); and, Third,
members offering amendments from
It shall be in order under the pro-
cedure described in this Subdivision
(c), to have as many as three com-
plete measures pending before the
House at one time; that is, an orig-
inal bill, an amendment striking out
all after the enacting clause of the
bill and inserting a new bill body, and
a substitute for this amendment to
the original bill which is also a new
bill body. These "substitute bills"
should be subject to amendments as
they are offered and in a manner as
outlined above in this section. After
disposition of perfecting amendments,
these "substitute bills" shall be voted
on in the reverse order of their of-
(d) Amendments to the caption of
a bill or joint resolution, which may
also be offered in accordance with
Section 8 hereof.
Section 5. A motion to strike out
and insert new matter in lieu of that
to be stricken out, shall be regarded
as a substitute and shall be indivis-
Section 6. Matter inserted or strick-
en out of an original bill by way of
amendment may not be taken out or
reinserted at a later time on the same
reading except under the following
(1) Reconsideration of the insert-
ing or deleting amendment.
(2) Adoption of a "substitute bill"
(3) Adoption of an amendment for
a whole paragraph, section or sub-
division of a bill which so materially
changes the original text that the
portion inserted or deleted is in fact
of minor importance.
This rule shall also apply to reso-
lutions and other propositions inso-
far as applicable, including amended
Section 7. No motion or proposi-
tion on a subject different from that
under consideration shall be admitted
under color of amendment or as a
substitute for the motion or propo-
sition under debate. "Proposition" as
used in this rule shall include a bill,
rr solution, joint resolution, or any
other motion which is amendable.
Section 8. Amendments to the cap-
tion of a bill or resolution shall not
be in order until all other proposed
amendments shall have been acted up-
on and the House be ready to vote
upon the passing of the measure, and
the same shall be decided without de-
Section 9. If the previous question
has been ordered on a bill or joint
resolution, an amendment to the cap-
tion of a bill or a joint resolution may
be offered and voted on immediately
preceding the final vote on the bill
or joint resolution at any reading.
Section 10. When an amendment is
adopted, such action shall be certified
by the Chief Clerk on the amend-
ment, and the official copy thereof
shall then be securely attached to the
bill or resolution which it amends.
Section 11. There shall be a mo-
tion to limit amendments, which shall
be admitted only when seconded by
twenty-five members. The motion may
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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/m1/50/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.