Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1 Page: 47
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January 10, 1967
take either of two forms: (1) to limit
amendments to those pending before
the House, or (2) to limit amend-
ments to those pending on the Speak-
er's desk. The motion shall be put by
the Chair in this manner: "The mo-
tion has been seconded. Three minutes
pro and con debate will be allowed on
the motion to limit amendments."
As soon as the debate has ended, the
Chair shall continue: "As many as
are in favor of limiting amendments
on (here state on which question or
questions) will say 'Aye'," and then
"As many as are opposed say 'Nay'."
As in all other propositions, a motion
to limit amendments may be taken by
a record vote if demanded by three
members. If ordered by a majority
of the members voting, a quorum be-
ing present, it shall have the effect
of confining further debate and con-
sideration to those amendments in-
cluded within the motion, and there-
after the Chair will accept no more
amendments to the proposition to
which the motion was made.
Section 12. The motion to limit
amendments, if adopted, shall not in
any way cut off or limit debate or
other parliamentary maneuvers on the
pending proposition or propositions
or amendent or amendments included
within such motion, its sole function
being to prevent the Chair from ac-
cepting further amendments to the
proposition to which the motion is
Section 13. The motion to limit
amendments is not subject to a mo-
tion to table.
Section 14. If the motion to limit
amendments is adopted with respect
to a particular proposition or amend-
ment, it shall not be in order for
the Chair to accept further amend-
ments to such proposition or amend-
ment, as the case may be; however,
such amendments as are included
within the motion to limit amendments
shall each be subject to amendments,
if otherwise permitted under these
Section 15. Except as otherwise
provided herein, the motion to limit
amendments shall have no effect up-
on the parliamentary situation to
which the motion is applied, and the
matter to which such motion is ap-
plied shall continue to be considered
by the House in all other respects as
though such motion had not been
OF COMMITTEES OF THE
Section 1. The House may resolve it-
self into a Committee of the Whole
House to consider any matter referred
to it by the House. In forming a Com-
mittee of the Whole House, the Speak-
er shall vacate the Chair, and shall
appoint a Chairman to preside in com-
Section 2. A bill committed to a
Committee of the Whole House shall
be handled in the same manner as
would be the case in any other com-
mittee. The body of the bill shall not
be defaced or interlined, but all
amendments shall be duly endorsed by
the Chief Clerk as they are adopted
by the Committee, and so reported to
the House. When a bill is reported
by the Committee of the Whole House,
it shall be referred immediately to the
Committee on Rules for assignment
to the appropriate calendar, and shall
follow the same procedure as any
other bill on committee report.
Section 3. In the event that the
Committee of the Whole, at any sit-
ting, shall, for want of time, fail to
complete its work on any bill or re-
solution under consideration, or desire
to take any action thereon permitted
under the rules for other committees,
it may, on motion made and adopted
by majority vote, rise, report progress,
and ask leave of the House to sit
again generally, or at a time certain.
Section 4. The rules of proceed-
ings of the House, and for committees,
shall be observed in Committee of the
Whole, to the extent that they are ap-
Section 5. It shall be in order to
move a call of the Committee of the
Whole at any time to secure and
maintain a quorum for the following
(a) For the consideration of a cer-
tain or specific matter, or
(b) For a definite period of time,
or for the consideration of any des-
ignated class of bills.
Section 6. When a call of the Com-
mittee of the Whole is moved and
seconded by ten members, of whom
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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/m1/51/: accessed June 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.