RULINGS OF THE CHAIR
Assembly and Senate Journals
1973 to 1994

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Legislative Reference Bureau July 1994
This file contains, in alphabetical sequence by subject, all rulings of the chair found in the electronic records of the Assembly and Senate Journals for the sessions from 1979 through 1993-94 (to June 1994), and contains, also, those rulings found in the Senate Journals from 1973 through 1977, and in the Assembly Journals for the 1975 and 1977 Sessions, for which the reasoning was explained in a written statement by the presiding officer. The electronic record for the 1973 Assembly Journals no longer exists.
Some of the rulings are shown including a "[Note:]". These notes were written by Dr. H. Rupert Theobald, the Chief of the Legislative Reference Bureau from January 1964 until July 1994, to summarize the issue or to alert the reader to a subsequent change in the provision (constitution, statute, rule) on which the ruling was based.
When a single ruling deals with more than one issue, the ruling is displayed under each appropriate subject heading.
Each subject begins with the most recent ruling and continues, by date, to the oldest ruling found. For each biennial session, Assembly rulings are displayed preceding the Senate rulings.
The following subject headings are used:
Absence from daily session: leave required 4
Adjourn or recess, motion to 5
Administrative rules: legislative review of 9
Adverse disposition: defeated proposal not to start again in same house 10
Adverse disposition: repetition of motion on same day not permitted 12
Amendments: not in proper form 14
Amendments: sequence of considering 21
Appointment by governor: senate advice and consent 25
Banking bills: 2/3 vote required (obsolete April 1981) 27
2Bills that may not be amended 32
Budget bills (and budget review bills) 35
Budget out of balance 40
Call of this house: business continues except on the specific question 41
Call of this house: motion to raise 43
Call of this house: repetitive calls dilatory 45
Chamber: admission to floor of 46
Chamber: conduct in chamber during session 47
Citations by the legislature 48
Committee of the whole: procedures relating to 50
Compensation: no increase after service rendered (art. IV, sec. 26) 51
Concurrence in amendment by other house: permitted procedures 51
Conference committee: procedures relating to 65
Constitutional amendment (procedure on joint resolution proposing) 74
Constitutionality of proposal (chair cannot rule on) 80
Cosponsors on bills, joint resolutions, citations 83
Debate: conduct during 83
Debate: questions that are not debatable 85
Debate: remarks limited to question before body 86
Debate: time limit on 87
Debt management: referral of proposal to joint survey committee on 88
Delayed calendar: sequence of completion 91
Delayed calendar: time limit on debate 93
Dilatory procedures 93
Division of question 103
Emergency statement (to pass appropriation bill before budget) 111
Engrossment 112
Enrolled bills: procedure for 113
Expunction of prior action 114
Extraordinary session: conduct of 116
Finance: referral of proposal to joint committee on 119
Finance: report of proposal by committee of one house 130
Fiscal estimate: not required 132
Fiscal estimate: required 137
Fiscal estimate: required on original bill only 146
Fiscal estimate: revised estimate (when requested by Joint Finance) 149
Fiscal estimate: revised general fund summary for "major fiscal bill" 150
Germaneness: amendment to amendment (germane to amendment and proposal) 150
Germaneness: appropriation to implement intent (addition permitted) 163
Germaneness: expanding scope of proposal (not permitted) 166
Germaneness: individual proposition (one amending another) 252
Germaneness: issue already decided (substantial similarity) 286
Germaneness: limiting scope of proposal (permitted) 302
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