Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1 Page: 53
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the twenty-four hour period to elapse
before action thereon can be taken
by the House.
Section 18. When a conference com-
mittee report is not acceptable to the
House for any reason, it may be re-
committed to the same committee
with the request for further considera-
tion, and the House may or may not
give any specific inw-t ructions thereon
to the conference committee; or the
House may request the appointment
by the Senate of a new conference
committee and then proceed to em-
power the Speaker to name new con-
ferees for the House.
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS
Section 1. All petitions and memor-
ials shall be filed with the Chief
Clerk. Every petition or memorial
shall be signed by the petitioner or
memorialist. Petitions and memorials
shall be printed in the Journal only
when specifically ordered by a vote
of the House.
Section 2. No memorial or other
paper presented to the House shall
be withdrawn from its files, except
by order of the House. But when an
act may pass for the settlement of
any private claim, the Chief Clerk is
hereby authorized to transmit to the
officer charged with settlement the
papers relating to the claim.
Section 1. Except as otherwise pro-
vided herein, all bills and joint reso-
lutions shall be printed and a copy
provided to each member at each of
the following stages in the parlia-
mentary progress of such bill or joint
resolution, as follows:
(a) At the time the bill or joint
resolution is introduced and refer-
red to committee, which shall be known
as "First Printing."
(b) At the time of the committee
report on the bill or joint resolution,
which shall be known as "Second
(c) At the time the bill or joint
resolution finally passes the House,
which shall be known as "Third
(d) At the time the bill or joint
resolution finally passes the Senate,
Senate amendments, if any, will be
printed, which shall be known as
(e) At the time the conference
committee, if any, makes its report
on the bill or joint resolution, which
shall be known as "Fifth Printing."
(f) At the time the bill or joint
resolution is finally enrolled, which
shall be known as "Sixth Printing."
Section 2. No bill or joint resolu-
tion shall be reprinted after the First
Printing unless changes are made
therein during its parliamentary pro-
gress toward final passage, but in
lieu thereof, at each of the last five
of the six stages named in Section 1
of this Rule, written notice shall be
provided each member (1) stating that
such bill or joint resolution was not
reprinted at the particular stage
identified therein and (2) referring
to the last previous printing of the
bill or joint resolution for the cor-
rect text thereof.
Section 3. Local bills shall not be
printed at any stage of their parlia-
mentary progress except when order-
ed by the House by a majority vote
of the members present and voting.
Section 4. Concurrent resolutions
shall be printed on Second Printing
only, if such resolution:
(a) Grants permission to sue the
(b) Memorializes Congress to take
or to refrain from taking certain
(c) Sets legislative policy or de-
clares legislative intent.
(d) Makes corrective changes in
any bill, joint resolution or con-
ference committee report.
(e) Establishes or interprets policy
for a State agency, department or
(f) Authorizes a conference com-
mittee to include or omit from a con-
ference committee report a matter
which otherwise would be in violation
of the Joint Rules.
(g) Establishes, modifies, or
changes internal procedures or ad-
January 10, 1967
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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/m1/57/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.