Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1 Page: 58
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58 HOUSE JOURNAL
(5) Municipal and Private Corpora-
tions. Twenty-one members, with
jurisdiction as outlined in Rule 7 of
the Rules of Procedure of the 59th
Legislature, except that all jurisdic-
tion over private corporations is here-
by transferred to the Judiciary Com-
mittee, and the name of this commit-
tee is hereby changed to the Com-
mittee on Urban Affairs.
(6) Local and Uncontested Bills.
Seven members, with jurisdiction over
the local calendar and the determina-
tion of whether or not particular bills
are eligible for such calendar. The
name of the committee is hereby
changed to the Committee on Local
(7) Public Printing. Eleven mem-
bers, with jurisdiction over all mat-
ters relating to juvenile crime, juvenile
delinquency and the prevention there-
of. The name of this committee is
changed to the Committee on Juvenile
Sec. 3. Due to practical difficulties
in the transition to new procedures,
the following rules shall not be
mandatory during the Regular Session
of the 60th Legislature, but shall be
in full force and effect thereafter;
however, each committee should en-
courage members to comply with
these rules, wherever practicable, dur-
ing the Regular Session:
(1) Rule IX, Section 6, Part (2).
(2) Rule XVII, Section 4, where re-
ference is made to the Committee on
House Administration, it shall be con-
strued to mean the Committee on
(3) Rule XIX, Section 2.
(4) Rule XXVIII, where reference
is made to the Committee on House
Administration, it shall be construed
to mean the Committee on Representa-
tion before the Legislature.
The resolution was referred to the
Temporary Committee on Rules.
CONCERNING JOINT RU ES
OF THE TWO HOUSES
OF THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE
Mr. Hale offered the following
H. C. R. No. 1
Be It Resolved by the House
of Representatives of the State of
Texas, the Senate concurring, That
Section 1. The following Joint
Rules be, and are hereby, adopted as
the Joint Rules of the 60th Legisla-
ture subject to the conditions herein
JOINT RULES OF THE
NOTICE OF CONVENING
1. At the convening of any new
session of the Legislature, Regular
or Called, each house shall proceed
with its own organization and shall
give notice to the other house as soon
as it is organized and ready to con-
2. Each house shall record in its
Journal on the day and at the time
of the event the fact: (1) that it
gave notice to the other house that it
had completed its own organization,
and (2) that it received notice from
the other house that such other house
had completed its organization.
3. Each house shall give notice to
the Governor that it has completed
its organization and is ready to con-
duct business, and the fact of such
notice shall be recorded in its Journal
on the day and at the time of the
THE TWO HOUSES
4. When a message is sent from the
Senate to the House of Representa-
tives, it shall be announced at the
door of the House by the Doorkeeper,
and shall be respectfully communi-
cated to the Chair by the person de-
livering the same. The same ceremony
shall be observed when a message is
sent from the House of Representa-
tives to the Senate.
5. All messages between the House3
relating to the passage or rejection
of any bill, resolution, or other matter
shall be on paper and properly ad-
dressed to the presiding officer of
the house to which the message is
sent, and shall be under the signature
of the Secretary of the Senate or the
Chief Clerk of the House, as the case
may be. All such messages shall be
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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/m1/62/: accessed March 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.