HRULE 8.23     

Rule 8.23. Conference committee reports; consideration

            A. A conference committee report shall be a privileged report and notice of its receipt shall be given by the Clerk on the legislative day of its receipt at the first opportunity without interrupting pending business.

            B.(1) The question of consideration of a conference committee report shall lie over until the appropriate order of business during the Regular Order on the next legislative day. The Clerk shall place each conference committee report on the calendar in the order in which it was received for consideration.

            (2) Any motion the effect of which is to suspend Subparagraph (1) of this Paragraph shall be a debatable motion and shall require a favorable vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting unless a conference committee report is received on the day the legislature will adjourn sine die, then such a motion shall require a favorable vote of a majority of the elected members of the House.

            C. The question upon consideration, unless a substitute or other main motion is made, shall be the question of the adoption of the conference committee report.

            D. Immediately prior to the consideration of a conference committee report, the Clerk shall announce to the House all of the following:

            (1) If, in the determination of the Clerk, the conference committee report is confined to resolving the differences between the two houses regarding the amendments which were rejected by the house of origin and recommending technical amendments or is not so confined.

            (2) The names of the conferees who signed the report and the names of the conferees who did not sign the report, unless all of the conferees signed the report, in which case the Clerk shall announce that fact.

            E. The provisions of House Rule 8.15 shall apply to conference committee reports on the General Appropriation Bill.

            HR 20, 2022, eff. April 20, 2022.