Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1 Page: 50
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considered from day to day until dis- between the two Houses, shall go to
posed of; and until it shall have been' the Speaker's desk in their regular
disposed of, no further special orders order, but may be called up for action
shall be made. A motion to set a spe- by the House at any time, as a priv-
cial order shall be subject to the three ileged matter, yielding only to a mo-
minute pro and con debate rule. tion to adjourn.
Section 9. A three-fourths vote of Section 4. When a bill, resolution
the members present shall be re- or other matter is returned to the
quired to suspend that portion of this House with Senate amendments, the
rule which specifies that only one House may:
special order may be made and pend-
ing at a time. (a) Agree to the amendments, or
Section 10. No special order shall be
postponed to a day certain, except by
a two-thirds vote of the House, and
when so postponed shall be consid-
ered as disposed of so far as its place
as a special order is concerned.
Section 11. A bill or resolution laid
on the table subject to call may be
made a special order.
Section 12. When a motion is pend-
ing to set a particular bill or resolu-
tion as a special order, it shall not
be in order to move as a substitute
to set another bill or resolution as a
special order. It shall be in order,
however, to substitute, by majority
vote, a different time for the special
order consideration than that given
in the original motion.
COMMIUNTCATTONS FROM THE
GOVERNOR AND SENATE, SEN-
ATE AMFNDMFNTS. AND CON-
(b) Disagree to all of the amend-
ments and ask for a conference com-
(c) Agree to one or more of the
amendments and disagree as to the
remainder and request a conference
committee to consider those in dis-
(d) Agree to one or more and dis-
agree as to the remainder, or
(e) Disagree to all amendments.
Section 5. Senate amendments to
House bills or resolutions must be
printed and copies provided to the
members at least twenty-four hours
before any action can be taken there-
on by the House; however, during the
last seventy-two hours of any session,
it shall not be necessary for the twen-
ty-four hour period to elapse before
action can be taken thereon by the
Section 6. If a bill is to go into im-
Section 1. Messages and communi- mediate effect, Senate amendments
cations from the Governor shall be thereto must be adopted by a vote of
received when announced, and shall be two-thirds of the elected membership
read on the calendar day received. of the House.
Section 2. All messages from the Section 7. In all conferences be-
Senate shall be received when an- tween the Senate and the House by
nounced. Senate bills announced as committee, the number of committee-
passed shall be read for the first time men from each House shall be five.
and referred to the appropriate com- All votes on matters of difference
mittee on the calendar day received, shall be taken by each committee sep-
if possible, or on the next calendar, arately. A majority of each commit-
day the House is in session. tee shall be required to determine the
matter in dispute. Reports of confer-
Section 3. The subject matter of ence committees must be signed by
messages from the Senate announc- a majority of each committee of the
ing amendments to House bills and conference.
resolutions, nonconcurrence in House
amendments to Senate bills and reso- Section 8. Instructions to a confer-
lutions, requests for conference com- ence committee shall be made after
mittees, reports of conference com- the conference is ordered and before
mittees, and all other matters of dis- the conferees are appointed by the
agreement, amendments and requests i Speaker, and not thereafter.
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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/m1/54/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.