Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1 Page: 65
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Januiy 1, 197 HUSE OURNL 6
and the Chairman of the House Com-
mittee on Enrolled and Engrossed
Bills shall be Vice-Chairman, of the
Joint Committee, which positions
shall be reversed in the subsequent
two-year period in such manner that
the Chairman of the Joint Committee
shall alternately be a member of the
Senate for two years and then a
member of the House for two years,
with the Vice-Chairman in each in-
stance to be a member of the other
house. The Joint Committee shall con-
duct studies of various phases of
legislative administration, such as
printing, enrolling and engrossing,
and status reporting, to determine
the feasibility of joint operation of
such facilities, and shall report there-
on to the respective houses from time
to time as the occasion warrants.
Should joint operation of any facility
be provided by the two houses, such
facility shall be under the supervision
and control of the Joint Committee.
41. If a joint facility for the en-
rollment of bills is provided, it shall
be the duty of such facility to enrol'
in accurate and correct form all bills
or resolutions passed by both houses,
as well as any resolution passed by a
single house which is subject to being
enrolled under such rules and regula-
tions as may be promulgated by the
Joint Committee. In the absence of
such joint facility, it shall be the duty
of the Enrolling and Engrossing
Clerk of the House to enroll all bills
and resolutions which originate in the
House and the duty of the Enrolling
and Engrossing Clerk of the Senate to
enroll all bills and resolutions which
originate in the Senate.
42. After examination and report,
each bill shall be signed in the re-
spective houses, first by the pre-
siding officer of the house in which
the bill originated and then by the
presiding officer of the other house,
in accordance with Article 8, Section
38, of the Texas Constitution.
43. After a bill shall have been
signed in each house, it shall be pre-
sented by the Joint Committee to the
Governor for his consideration and
action. The Joint Committee shall re-
port the day of presentation to the
Governor, which event and date there-
of shall be entered in the Journal of
the house in which the bill originated.
44. Unless and until a joint facility
for the enrollment of bills is pro-
vided, the duties and responsibilities
herein imposed on the Joint Commit-
tee shall be exercised and performed
by the Senate Committee on Enrolled
and Engrossed Bills in the case of
bills originating in the Senate, and by
the House Committee on Enrolled and
Engrossed Bills in the case of bills
originating in the House.
45. All orders, resolutions and votes
which are to be presented to the
Governor for his approbation shall also
be enrolled, examined and signed in
the same manner as bills, and shall
be presented in the same manner and
by the same committee as provided
in the case of bills.
46. Neither house shall, without the
consent of the other, adjourn for more
than three days, nor to any other
place than that where the Legislature
may be sitting (Constitution, Article
3, Section 17).
47. Consent for the adjournment of
either or both houses for more than
three days shall be evidenced by a
concurrent resolution passed by a
majority vote in both houses prior to
the time such period of adjournment
48. Each session of the Legislature
shall adjourn sine die at the time
fixed therefor by the Constitution of
Texas unless an earlier date or time
shall be determined by concurrent re-
solution passed by a majority vote in
both houses, in which event the date
and time fixed by such resolution shall
49. When the time arrives for sine
die adjournment, each house shall
give notice to the other that it has
completed its labors and stands ready
to adjourn sine die, and the fact of
such notice shall be recorded in the
Journals of the respective houses.
50. When the time arrives for sine
die adjournment, each house shall give
notice to the Governor that it has com-
pleted its labors and stands ready to
adjourn sine die, and the fact of such
notice shall be recorded in the Jour-
nals of the respective houses.
SUSPENDING THE JOINT RULES
51. Except as otherwise provided
herein, no provision contained in the
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/m1/69/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.