Final as of 1/9/2011 11:16:46 PM
RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Seventy-sixth Legislative Assembly2011 – 2012
(1) "Measure" means bill, resolution or memorial, but does not include amendments.(2) "Member" means member of the House.(3) "Printing" includes electronic transmission of data and/or other means of reproducing copy.(4)
“Remonstrance” shall be considered as a "protest" under Article IV, section 26 of the Oregon Constitution.(5) "Rule" means a rule and "rules" means the rules of the House of Representatives of the Seventy-sixthLegislative Assembly.(6) "Within the bar" means within the area in the chambers that is enclosed by waist-high partitions and thatcontains the members' desks and the rostrum and the east and west walls of the chambers.(7) "Committee" includes standing, special, and statutory committees or task forces, boards, commissions,any subcommittee thereof and conference committees.(8) A “business day” is defined as any day that the House meets in floor session or committees holdmeetings.(9) “Session day” begins with the initial convening of the House that particular
calendar day, and ends withthe adjournment of that session.(10) The “Co-Speakers” shall jointly hold all of the rights, powers and duties of the Speaker of the House.The Co-Speakers must agree on all decisions concerning the operations of the House of Representatives unlessotherwise provided for within these rules.
RULES2.01 Use of Mason's Manual.
Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedures shall apply to cases not providedfor in the Oregon Constitution or the rules.
2.03 House Procedures and Personnel Handbook.
All provisions of the House Procedures and PersonnelHandbook,
are incorporated herein by reference,
and are considered as an addendum to these rules and havethe effect of a rule herein.
2.05 Procedure for Amending Rules.
Thirty-one votes are required to adopt, amend or rescind any rule.However, forty votes are required to amend or rescind Rule 9.30. The adoption, amendment or rescission of anyrule must be proposed in writing, read at a regular business session under the order of business "Other Businessof the House," referred to the Committee on Rules
by the presiding officer, and if reported from the Committee onRules, upon distribution of the report, it shall be in order to vote on the proposed amendment immediately.
2.10 Procedure for Suspending Rules.
(1) Forty votes are required to suspend any rule.(2) When a motion to suspend the rules is defeated, the motion shall not be renewed until after an interveningrecess or adjournment.
2.20 Rules of the House.
Except as modified or rescinded under Rule 2.05, the rules shall be in effect for theentire term of the Legislative Assembly, whether the House is in session or has adjourned sine die.