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                          RULES OF THE ASSEMBLY

   OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

   2019-2020

  Rules of the Assembly for the years 2019--2020, as adopted by Assembly
Resolution number 6 of 2019.

  Permanent Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly, as adopted by
Concurrent Resolution numbers 459 (Senate) and 544 (Assembly) of 1984
and as amended by Concurrent Resolution number 260 (Senate) of 1995 and
as amended by Concurrent Resolution number 147 (Assembly) of 2007 and as
amended by Concurrent Resolution numbers 2775 (Senate) and 787
(Assembly) of 2009 and as amended by Concurrent Resolution number 404
(Senate) and number 25 (Assembly) of 2017.

   2/14/18

   TABLE OF CONTENTS
Rule I SPEAKER Pg.
§ 1 Powers and duties 5

   2 Vacancy 6

   3 Assembly Chamber, lobbies, rooms and property 6

   4 Sergeant-at-Arms 7

   5 Sexual harassment policy 7

   6 Affirmative action policy 7

   7 Non-fraternization policy 8

   8 Budget adoption schedule 8
Rule II ORDER OF BUSINESS AND MOTIONS
§ 1 Stenographer 9

   2 Hours in session 9

   3 Order of business 9

   4 Assembly Calendar 10

   5 Motions; previous questions 10
Rule III BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
§ 1 Contents 12

   2 Introduction 14

   3 Multi-sponsorship 16

   4 Final day 17

   5 Resolutions 17

   6 Amendments 18

   7 Reading of bills 19

   8 Revision and engrossing 20

   9 Printing and placement on the desks 20

   10 Transmittal of bills to the Governor 21
Rule IV COMMITTEES
§ 1 Standing Committees 22

   2 Meetings of standing committees 24

   3 Sub-committees 25

   4 Hearings 25

   5 Consideration of bills; requests by sponsor 26

   6 Reports 27

   7 Discharge 29

   8 Committee action reports 30

   9 Annual reports by standing committees 30

  10 Committee on Rules 30

  11 Assembly Graduate Scholar and Internship

   Committee 31

  12 Assembly Committee on Conference Committees 31

  13 Ethics training 32
Rule V MEMBERS
§ 1 Attendance 33

   2 Voting 33

   3 Name on Journal 34

   4 Communications respecting bills 34

   5 Making a Statement 35

   6 Debate 35

   7 Adjournment 35

   8 Contest of election 36

   9 Staff, materials and other perquisites 36

  10 Use of legislative printing, mail and

   mass communication facilities 36

  11 Employee candidates for Senator or

   member of Assembly 36
Rule VI ORGANIZATION OF THE HOUSE
§ 1 Opening Day 37

   2 First Year Procedure 37

   3 Minority Leader 37

   4 Continuity and Applicability 37
Rule VII GUIDELINES FOR A SYSTEM

   OF INTERNAL CONTROLS
§ 1 Internal Controls 38

   2 Expenditure reporting 38
Rule VIII PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS
§ 1 Intent 39

   2 Disclosure policy 39

   3 Public information office 40
Rule IX AMENDMENT AND SUSPENSION OF RULES
§ 1 Amendment of Rules 41

   2 Suspension of Rules 41

   3 Unanimous Consent 41
Rule X TELEVISING ASSEMBLY SESSION
§ 1 Televised Proceedings; Broadcast 42

   2 Televised Proceedings; Ownership 42

   PERMANENT JOINT RULES OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
Joint Rule I 43
§ 1 Requirement of Fiscal Impact Notes 43

   2 Sufficiency and Contents of Fiscal Impact Notes 43

   3 Procedure 43

   4 Exceptions 44

   5 Effect of Inaccuracy 45

   6 Application 45
Joint Rule II
§ 1 Committee on Conference 46
Joint Rule III
§ 1 Budget Consideration Schedule 47
§ 2 Joint Budget Conference Committee 47
Joint Rule IV
§ 1 Joint Advisory Board on Broadcast of State Government

   Proceedings 48
§ 2 Duties of the Joint Advisory Board 48
Joint Rule V
§ 1 Advisory Opinions in relation to Outside Employment 50
§ 2 Timeframe 50
§ 3 Impact 50
Index 51

   RULE I

   SPEAKER

  Section 1. Powers and Duties. The Speaker shall: a. take the chair
each day at the hour to which the House adjourned;

  b. call the House to order, lead the Members of the Assembly in the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and,
except in the absence of a quorum, proceed to business in the manner
prescribed in these Rules; and

  c. possess the powers and perform the duties herein prescribed. The
Speaker:

  (1) shall preserve order and decorum, name the member entitled to the
floor when more than one member seeks to be recognized and, in debate,
prevent personal reflections and confine members to the question under
discussion;

  (2) shall decide all questions of order subject to appeal to the House
and on every appeal shall have the right, from the Chair, to assign the
reason for such decision; in case of such appeal no member shall speak
more than once, nor for more than 15 minutes;

  (3) shall appoint the chairpersons and members of all committees
thereof, except where the House shall otherwise order;

  (4) shall create such sub-committees of each standing committee,
jointly with the chairperson of the standing committee, as may be deemed
necessary;

  (5) shall appoint the chairpersons and members of all sub-committees
thereof, except where the House shall otherwise order;

  (6) may designate by an appointment in writing duly entered upon the
Journal of the House, any member to perform the duties of the Chair for
a period not exceeding five consecutive legislative days, but for no
longer period, except by special consent of the House and the member so
designated shall be, during the time designated, vested with all the
powers and duties conferred by these rules and section 40 of the
legislative law;

  (7) shall not be required to vote in ordinary legislative proceedings,
except where such vote would be decisive;

  (8) shall be a member and Chairperson of the Committee on Rules;

  (9) shall appoint a Majority Leader, who shall be a member of the
Committee on Rules, and who, together with the Minority Leader, shall be
a member ex-officio of all other standing committees of the House, and
entitled to the same rights and privileges as other members of said
committees except the right to vote;

  (10) shall appoint such other officers as he or she deems necessary to
the conduct of the affairs of the Assembly;

  (11) may direct a standing committee to conduct any investigation
which the Assembly or a committee thereof is authorized to conduct,
provided, however, that the Speaker may not so direct the Committee on
Oversight, Analysis and Investigation unless requested in writing by a
majority of the membership of such Committee;

  (12) shall execute the judgment of the House, without debate, in cases
of adjudged breach of its privileges; and

  (13) may create such task forces of the Assembly as he or she may deem
necessary or advisable and shall appoint the chairperson and members of
each such task force.

  (14) shall adopt rules and regulations, and take such other measures
as may be necessary to provide for the establishment and maintenance of
a system of internal controls and a program of internal control review
for the Assembly in accordance with the guidelines set forth in Rule VII
hereof.

  § 2. Vacancy. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the office of the
Speaker, the Majority Leader shall be the Acting Speaker until the
Assembly shall re-assemble.

  § 3. Assembly Chamber, lobbies, rooms and property. a. The use of the
Assembly Chamber, lobbies, rooms and property shall be controlled by the
Speaker. He or she shall direct the Sergeant-at-Arms to perform such
acts as may be necessary to preserve order.

  b. The following persons shall be entitled to admission to the floor
of the House during the session thereof:

  (1) the Governor and Lieutenant-Governor;

  (2) the members and former members of the Assembly and the Senate;

  (3) the elected State officers and their deputies;

  (4) persons in the exercise of an official duty directly connected to
the business of the House; and

  (5) the representatives of the news media designated by the Speaker.

  c. No other person shall be admitted to the floor during the session,
except upon the permission of the Speaker or by vote of the House; and
persons so admitted shall be allowed to occupy places only in the seats
in the rear of the Assembly Chamber. Such permission may be revoked by
the Speaker, at pleasure, or upon order of the House.

  d. No person shall be admitted to the floor of the Assembly Chamber
who is interested in pending or contemplated legislation, or who is
employed by or receives compensation from any public or private source
for influencing legislation.

  e. No person other than a member shall occupy the chair of a member
during the session of the House.

  f. No person shall have access to or be permitted within or by the
Clerk's desk during the session of the House, except officers of the
House in the discharge of their official duties.

  g. The Speaker may, at pleasure, recognize a member for the purpose of
introducing guests in the chamber. The Speaker further may limit
recognition to one member to introduce an individual guest or group and
such member shall speak for no more than two minutes for the purpose of
such introduction.

  § 4. Sergeant-at-Arms. Subject to the direction of the Speaker, the
Sergeant-at-Arms shall enforce the Rules of the House, enforce order in
the Assembly Chamber, lobbies and rooms, exclude all persons from the
floor except such as are entitled to the privileges of the same and
perform such other duties as the Speaker may direct.

  § 5. Sexual harassment policy. The Speaker shall promulgate a policy
prohibiting sexual harassment, which shall, at a minimum, be applicable
to members of the Assembly and Assembly staff, define the conduct which
is prohibited, establish a process for the resolution of complaints of
such conduct, and provide for appropriate training for all members of
the Assembly and Assembly staff. Nothing contained herein shall be
deemed to require the repromulgation of a sexual harassment policy
statement which is already in effect and which meets the requirements of
this rule. Copies of the sexual harassment policy promulgated hereunder
shall be distributed to all members of the Assembly and Assembly staff
and shall be available to the public.

  § 6. Affirmative action policy. The Speaker shall promulgate a policy
with respect to affirmative action, which shall, at a minimum:

  (a) prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color,
creed, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin,
disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status or
military status;

  (b) appoint an affirmative action officer who shall report annually to
the Speaker;

  (c) create an affirmative action advisory committee to assist the
affirmative action officer in the implementation of such policy;

  (d) require that the human resources office of the Assembly undertake
recruitment of minority and protected-class individuals;

  (e) establish a process for the resolution of complaints of
discrimination; and,

  (f) create a system by which such policy is disseminated and enforced.

  Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to require the repromulgation
of an affirmative action policy which is already in effect and which
meets the requirements of this rule. Copies of the affirmative action
policy promulgated hereunder shall be distributed to all members of the
Assembly and Assembly staff and shall be available to the public.

  § 7. Non-fraternization policy. The Speaker shall promulgate a policy
prohibiting fraternization with student interns, which shall at a
minimum, be applicable to members of the Assembly and Assembly staff,
define the conduct which is prohibited, and establish a procedure for
investigation of alleged violations of the policy. Nothing contained
herein shall be deemed to require promulgation of a non-fraternization
policy which is already in effect and which meets the requirement of
this rule. Copies of the non-fraternization policy promulgated hereunder
shall be distributed to all members of the Assembly and Assembly staff
and shall be available to the public.

  § 8. Budget adoption schedule. Within ten days of submission of the
budget by the Governor, the Speaker shall promulgate a schedule of dates
for consideration and passage of the budget appropriation and related
bills. Such dates shall include dates for public hearings on such bills,
dates for the issuance of forecasts and dates for the passage of such
appropriation bills. Such schedule, to the extent practicable, shall be
promulgated jointly with the Temporary President of the Senate.
Provided, however, upon the adoption of a budget adoption schedule
pursuant to Joint Rule II, the provisions of such Joint Rule shall
supercede the provisions of this section.

   RULE II

   ORDER OF BUSINESS AND MOTIONS

  Section 1. Stenographer. It shall be the duty of the Stenographer of
the Assembly to be present at every session of the House. A daily
stenographic record of the proceedings of the House shall be made and
copies thereof shall be available to the public, at a place designated
by the Speaker, within ten days following the date upon which the
proceedings took place.

  § 2. Hours in session. The House shall convene at 2:00 P.M. on Monday
and 11:00 A.M. on other days unless otherwise ordered. No session shall
extend beyond eight hours nor shall it occur between 10:00 P.M. and 8:00
A.M. provided, however, the House may remain in session to complete
action on a measure or measures being debated or to take action on a
measure or measures if a message of necessity has been received from the
governor in connection with such measure or measures or upon a majority
vote of all of the members elected to the Assembly. For the purposes of
this section, the passage of time shall be observed in accordance with
section fifty-two of the general construction law and shall not include
time that the House is in recess or standing at ease.

  § 3. Order of business. a. The first business of each day's session
shall be the reading of the Journal of the preceding day, and the
correction of any errors that may be found to exist therein, provided,
however, that such reading of the Journal may be waived, without debate,
upon a majority vote of the members present and provided further that on
any day on which bills on any order of third reading are before the
House for final disposition, and a vote is to be taken thereon, a roll
call of the members shall be taken for attendance purposes prior to the
reading of such Journal. Such roll call may be taken by electronic
device. Immediately thereafter, except on days and at times set apart
for the consideration of special orders, the order of business, which
shall not be departed from except by a vote of two-thirds of the members
present, to be determined by a call of the roll, shall be as follows:

  (1) messages from the Governor and from the Senate, communications
from State officers and reports from State institutions;

  (2) introduction of bills and reference to committee;

  (3) reports of committees;

  (4) bills on second reading;

  (5) bills on third reading;

  (6) Assembly bills amended by the Senate; and

  (7) introduction of original resolutions.

  b. At the commencement of each day's session the Majority Leader, or
his or her designee, shall announce a schedule of legislation intended
for consent and debate. All bills appearing on the order of third
reading or the order of special second and third reading for the first
time shall be included within such schedule.

  c. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision a of this section,
messages from the Governor and Senate, communications and reports from
State officers, reports from the Judiciary Committee which involve the
right of a member to his or her seat and reports from the Committee on
Rules shall be received at any time.

  d. When consideration of the orders of the day is not finished, those
not acted upon shall be the orders for the next and each succeeding day
until disposed of, and shall be entered first in the Calendar without
change in their order.

  e. Any matter may be made a special order for any particular day by
the assent of two-thirds of the members present. When so made, a
similar vote shall be required to rescind or postpone such matter.

  f. Petitions, memorials and remonstrances may be presented to the
Clerk of the Assembly at the close of each day's session.

  § 4. Assembly Calendar. All Assembly calendars shall be delineated in
a form prescribed by the Speaker. Each such calendar shall as
applicable, list bills on special order of second and third reading,
bills on special order of third reading, bills on order of third
reading, starred bills, and resolutions, and shall further delineate any
bills newly reported to the calendar, bills amended on third reading,
bills for which there is a home rule message, and bills that require a
fiscal note pursuant to section 50 or 51 of the Legislative Law and
Joint Rule I. There shall be an index of such delineated material.

  § 5. Motions; previous questions. a. When a question is before the
Assembly, only the following motions shall be received, and such motions
shall have precedence in the order stated:

  (1) for an adjournment of the House;

  (2) a call of the House;

  (3) for the previous question;

  (4) to lay on the table;

  (5) to postpone to a certain day;

  (6) to commit;

  (7) to amend;

  (8) to postpone indefinitely; and

  (9) to strike from the Calendar.

  b. A motion to reconsider any vote must be made on the same day on
which the vote proposed to be reconsidered was taken, or within the
three legislative days next succeeding such day, and except in the case
of a vote on the final passage of a bill, by a member who voted in the
majority, providing, however, that the vote upon the final passage of a
bill recalled from the Senate may be reconsidered at any time after it
is returned to the House. A motion to reconsider may be made under any
order of business but shall be considered only under the order of
business in which the vote proposed to be reconsidered occurred. The
motion to reconsider the vote on the final passage of any bill shall be
privileged to any member, but no motion for the reconsideration of any
vote shall be in order, after a bill, resolution, message, report,
amendment or motion upon which the vote was taken shall have gone out of
the possession of the House, unless subsequently recalled by a vote of
the House and in possession of the Clerk of the Assembly.

  c. When a motion for reconsideration is decided, that decision shall
not be reconsidered, and no question shall be twice reconsidered; nor
shall any vote be reconsidered upon the following motions:

  (1) to adjourn;

  (2) to lay on the table;

  (3) to take from the table; and

  (4) for the previous question.

  d. The "previous question" shall be put as follows: "Shall the main
question now be put?" and until it is decided, shall preclude all
amendments or debate. When, on taking the previous question, the House
shall decide that the main question shall not now be put, the main
question shall be considered as still remaining under debate. The "main
question" shall be the advancement or passage of the bill, resolution or
other matter under consideration; but when amendments are pending, the
question shall first be taken upon such amendments in their order.

   RULE III

   BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

  Section 1. Contents.

  a. Title.

  (1) The title of every bill shall briefly state the subject thereof.

  (2) The title of every bill amending or repealing any provision of a
consolidated law shall refer to such law.

  (3) The title of every bill amending or repealing any unconsolidated
law shall refer to such law by its short title, if it have one; if it
have no short title, the title of such bill shall state the chapter
number, year of enactment and the complete title of the original bill or
a short summary of the provisions to which the law relates.

  (4) If such bill is amending or repealing a proposed provision of law
contained in a bill that has not been enacted into law, the title shall
state the number of the bill containing the proposed provision of law to
be amended or repealed, with suffix, if there be one, and the subject of
the provisions to which the amendatory bill relates.

  b. Bill sections.

  (1) In any bill, each section proposing an amendment to or the repeal
of: (i) any consolidated law, or any part thereof; or (ii) the Family
Court Act, the Court of Claims Act, the Uniform District Court Act, the
Uniform Justice Court Act, the Uniform City Court Act, the New York City
Charter, the Administrative Code of the City of New York, the New York
City Civil Court Act, the New York City Criminal Court Act, or the
Charter of the City of Buffalo, or any part thereof shall refer to such
law, act, charter or code.

  (2) In any bill, each section proposing an amendment to or the repeal
of an unconsolidated law having a short title, or any part thereof,
shall refer to such law by its chapter number and year of enactment and
its short title. If an unconsolidated law shall have no short title,
each section shall state the chapter number and year of enactment of
such law and a short summary of the provisions to which the law relates
or the complete title of the original bill.

  (3) If such section amends or repeals a proposed provision of law
contained in a bill that has not been enacted into law, each section
shall state the number of the bill containing such proposed provisions
of law to be amended or repealed, with suffix, if there be one.

  (4) If the portion of the law proposed to be amended has been added,
renumbered or amended since the original enactment or last general
revision of the law of which it is a part, such section shall also state
the chapter number and year of the last act adding, renumbering or
amending the same, as the case may be.

  c. Body.

  (1) Every bill amending, adding to or repealing existing law, upon its
introduction, and if reprinted, must, in the body of the bill have:

  (a) All new matter to be added to or inserted in existing law
underscored;

  (b) All matter to be eliminated by amendment from existing law printed
in its proper place in the bill enclosed in black-faced brackets;

  (c) The word "repealed," when any existing law or part thereof is
proposed to be repealed, printed in boldface type; and

  (d) Whenever it is proposed to amend only a part of a word in existing
law, the whole of such word shall be printed in its proper place
enclosed in black-faced brackets and the whole word as proposed shall be
underscored.

  (2) Whenever a bill is amended by eliminating proposed new matter,
such new matter shall be omitted in the reprint of the bill.

  d. Explanatory note.

  There shall be appended at the end of every bill introduced in the
Assembly, which proposes the repeal or extension of any existing law, or
part thereof, merely by reference thereto, without setting forth the
text thereof, an explanatory note which shall briefly and concisely
state the subject matter of the law, or part thereof, proposed to be
repealed or extended, unless such subject matter is stated in the title
of such bill.

  e. Nonconforming bills.

  Whenever it shall be called to the attention of the Speaker that any
bill introduced is not drawn or printed in accordance with the
provisions of this Rule, the Speaker may, in his or her discretion,
direct the Index Clerk to cause such bill to be immediately amended and
reprinted so as to comply therewith, and when reprinted said bill shall
be restored to the place it held when such direction was given.

  f. Introducer's memorandum.

  There shall be appended to every bill introduced in the Assembly, an
introducer's memorandum setting forth the purpose of the bill, a summary
of its provisions, a statement of its fiscal impact on the state and its
localities, a statement of its impact on the regulation of businesses
and individuals and a statement as to whether the bill imposes or
changes any fine, term of imprisonment, forfeiture of rights or other
penal sanction, together with the nature of such imposition or change.
Whenever a bill is amended by its sponsor, it shall be the duty of the
sponsor to file an amended memorandum setting forth the same material as
required in the original memorandum, and describing the differences
between the original and amended versions. In addition, whenever a bill
is reported by a committee as amended, it shall be the duty of the
committee to submit an amended memorandum. Such memorandum shall be
submitted in a written or electronic format to be prescribed by the
Speaker.

  § 2. Introduction.

  a. Every bill to be introduced in the House shall be in a draft form
prescribed by the Legislative Bill Drafting Commission and accompanied
by the introducer's memorandum. Such bill draft shall be presented by
the introducer to the Index Clerk and delivered by the Index Clerk to
the Office of Assembly Revision for the purposes set forth in
subdivision a of section eight of this Rule. Thereafter, such bill shall
be referred to a standing committee, other than the Committee on Rules,
by the Speaker, assigned a number, printed and placed on the desks of
the members consistent with section nine of this Rule. The Index Clerk
shall, on the day of its introduction, cause such bill to be transmitted
to the printer. A copy of each bill shall be available to the public.

  b. On or after November fifteenth of a calendar year, a member and
member-elect may submit a bill, in accordance with subdivision a of this
section, for introduction at the commencement of the following
legislative session. Such prefiled bill shall be assigned a number and
referred to a committee, but shall not be deemed introduced until the
commencement of such legislative session.

  c. Each time a bill is amended and reprinted, a letter of the
alphabet, starting with "A", shall be added to its number.

  d. All bills, whether introduced in the House or communicated by
message from the Senate, or by the Governor pursuant to Article VII of
the Constitution, shall be deemed to have had their first reading unless
otherwise ordered by the House and shall be referred to a standing
committee, to consider and report thereon. At any time the Speaker may,
with the consent of the House, change the reference of any bill. Every
message from the Senate communicating an amendment to an Assembly bill
shall, except with unanimous consent for immediate passage, be referred
to the committee which reported the bill with power to report at any
time.

  e. No bill shall be introduced in the House except in one of the
following modes:

  (1) by a member;

  (2) by a report of a standing committee;

  (3) by order of the House;

  (4) by message from the Senate; and

  (5) by the Governor under Article VII of the Constitution.

  f. (1) Any Assembly bill introduced in the regular legislative session
of the first year of the term of the Assembly shall be deemed to be
reintroduced for the second year of such term, provided such bill was:

  (a) not reported from a standing committee;

  (b) reported and referred;

  (c) recommitted to a standing committee; or

  (d) referred back to a standing committee by the Committee on Rules
immediately prior to adjournment sine die.

  (2) Any Assembly bill introduced in the first year of the term of the
Assembly, shall be deemed to be reintroduced for the second year of such
term and referred to the committee where the bill was last referred,
except that: (i) any bill that was last referred to the Committee on
Rules shall be referred to the committee that reported the bill to the
Committee on Rules; (ii) any bill that was on order of third reading
shall be ordered to the order of third reading; (iii) any bill that was
passed by the Assembly and did not become law, was not vetoed, or was
substituted by a Senate bill which did not become law or was not vetoed,
shall be ordered to the order of third reading, and further provided
that:

  (a) any such bill which in such first year required a fiscal note as
required by section 50 of the Legislative Law or home rule message for
passage shall be referred to the committee to which such bill was
originally referred;

  (b) upon request of the introducer or the chairperson of the committee
to which such bill was originally referred, such bill shall be committed
to the committee to which it was originally referred provided, however,
such request may not be made later than the second Wednesday following
the commencement of the second year of the term of the Assembly;

  (c) any such bill making an appropriation of money which was not
referred to a committee pursuant to the provisions of this paragraph,
shall be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means; and

  (d) upon the request of the chairperson of the Committee on Ways and
Means, any bill not referred to a committee pursuant to subparagraph (a)
or (b) of this paragraph, which in such first year was reported and
referred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to section six of
Rule IV shall be committed to the Committee on Ways and Means provided,
however, such request may not be made later than the second Wednesday
following the commencement of the second year of the term of the
Assembly.

  g. When a bill is submitted or proposed by the Governor by authority
of Article VII of the Constitution, it shall become, for all legislative
purposes, a legislative bill, and upon receipt thereof by the Assembly
it shall be endorsed "Budget Bill" and be given a number by the Index
Clerk, and shall be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and be
printed. Bills submitted by the Governor, other than those submitted
pursuant to Article VII of the Constitution, shall carry the designation
"Introduced at the request of the Governor".

  h. Whenever a member requests the preparation of legislation from the
Legislative Bill Drafting Commission, the bill drafter assigned to
prepare such legislation shall determine if a similar bill has already
been introduced, and, if a similar bill has been introduced, the
Legislative Bill Drafting Commission, on forms prescribed by the
Commission, shall notify the member of such fact and inform him that
subdivision b of section three of this Rule permits a member to become a
multi-sponsor of a bill already printed by filing a request therefor
with the Index Clerk. Notwithstanding that a similar bill has previously
been introduced, a member shall have the right to have the legislation
requested prepared by the Commission for introduction.

  i. Whenever a bill requires a fiscal impact note pursuant to section
51 of the Legislative Law and Joint Rule I, or a home rule message
pursuant to Article IX of the Constitution, such fiscal impact note or
record of receipt of the home rule message shall be made available
through the Assembly Public Information Office, the Assembly Internet
site and the Legislative Retrieval System.

  § 3. Multi-sponsorship. a. Any number of members of the Assembly may
join in the multi-sponsorship of a bill. When a bill is first
introduced and before it is printed, the names of all multi-sponsors
shall appear on the printed bill upon the following conditions:

  (1) Multi-sponsors shall file a written or electronic request to act
as such with the Index Clerk of the Assembly on forms provided. The
request so filed shall indicate that the first name appearing on the
bill shall be deemed the introducer and all others deemed
multi-sponsors.

  (2) The introducer shall at all times retain exclusive control of the
bill.

  (3) After a multi-sponsored bill has been printed, any multi-sponsor
desiring to withdraw from such multi-sponsorship shall file a written
request on forms provided, so that such member's name will be stricken
as a multi-sponsor from the records of the Index Clerk. The printed
bill, however, shall not be reprinted.

  b. Members of the Assembly and members-elect may multi-sponsor bills
that have been pre-filed and bills introduced after the opening of each
legislative session upon the following conditions:

  (1) After a bill has been introduced and printed and before final
passage any member or members may file with the Index Clerk, on forms
provided, to become a multi-sponsor of such bill, which forms must be
signed by the introducer and the multi-sponsor.

  (2) Such bill shall not be reprinted solely for the purpose of adding
or deleting names of multi-sponsors.

  (3) The introducer shall at all times retain exclusive control of such
bill.

  (4) Any member, having become a multi-sponsor of a bill, may withdraw
from such by filing a written request with the Index Clerk, on forms
provided, requesting such member's name be stricken as a multi-sponsor
from such clerk's records.

  (5) Any member who has become a multi-sponsor of a bill in the manner
set forth herein shall have the right to distribute such bill bearing
the endorsement "multi-sponsored by" and insert his or her own name as
multi-sponsor.

  § 4. Final day. a. The final day for the unlimited introduction of
bills, including those recommended by the state government, local
governments, public authorities and other public corporations and all
departments, agencies and other instrumentalities thereof shall be the
last Tuesday in May of the second year of the term of the Assembly.
After the last Tuesday in May of such second year, no bill shall be
introduced except by the Committee on Rules, by message from the Senate
or, with the consent of the Speaker, by members elected at a special
election who take office on or after the first Tuesday in May.

  b. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision a of this section,
bills may be introduced at any time by unanimous consent of the House.

  § 5. Resolutions.

  a. Original resolutions, concurrent or otherwise other than privileged
resolutions may be introduced by a member under the proper order of
business on or before the last Tuesday in May of the second year of the
term of the Assembly. After the last Tuesday in May of such second year
no such resolution shall be introduced except by the Committee on Rules
or by message from the Senate or, with the consent of the Speaker, by
members elected at a special election who take office on or after the
last Tuesday in May. Such resolutions shall be in quadruplicate and
bear the name of the introducer and shall be referred to a standing
committee for consideration and report. No such resolution may be
introduced unless copies thereof first shall have been furnished to the
Speaker, the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader. Before the House
may vote on a resolution, copies of such resolution shall be placed on
each member's desk prior to such vote in written or electronic format.

  b. The following resolutions and motions relating thereto shall be
considered privileged and their presentation and consideration shall be
in order under any order of business:

   (1) resolutions recalling a bill from the Senate;

   (2) resolutions returning a bill to the Senate;

   (3) resolutions relating to the disposition of matters immediately
before the House;

   (4) resolutions relating to the business of the day including
adjournment or recess;

   (5) resolutions relating to the impeachment of State or judicial
officers;

   (6) resolutions relating to printing bills, documents or chapter
slips;

   (7) resolutions relating to the reports of joint legislative
committees; and

   (8) resolutions in memoriam or honorific in nature, provided,
however, that such resolutions shall be placed on each member's desk in
either written or electronic format prior to their consideration.

  c. Messages from the Senate communicating a concurrent resolution
shall, if objection is made to immediate consideration, be referred to
the appropriate committee with power to report at any time.

  d. Concurrent resolutions proposing amendments to the Constitution of
the State and concurrent resolutions ratifying proposed amendments to
the Constitution of the United States shall, for all legislative
purposes, be deemed to be and treated as bills.

  e. All resolutions calling for or leading to expenditures, except
resolutions for printing extra copies of bills, documents and chapter
slips, shall be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and all
other resolutions shall be referred to the appropriate standing
committee or to an assembly calendar, as the Speaker may designate.

  f. All resolutions shall be adopted by a majority vote of the members
present and voting, provided, however, concurrent resolutions proposing
amendments to the Constitution of the State or ratifying amendments to
the Constitution of the United States and resolutions calling for or
leading to the expenditure of money shall be adopted by a vote of a
majority of all the members elected to the Assembly.

  § 6. Amendments.

  a. No amendment to a bill may be offered unless the member proposing
the amendment delivers three copies of the bill with the proposed
amendment correctly marked thereon and six copies of the detailed
description of such amendment to the Clerk of the Assembly.

  b. A copy of each amendment offered by the sponsor of a bill shall be
provided by Journal Operations to the chairperson and ranking minority
member of any standing committee that previously reported such bill.

  c. Prior to the commencement of debate on a bill to which an amendment
is offered by a member other than the introducer, the Clerk of the
Assembly shall make copies thereof and cause one copy to be placed on
the desk of each member of the House. When there is more than one
amendment to a bill and one of such amendments is adopted, any of the
other amendments so offered shall, if so requested by the member
offering same, be debated and voted upon immediately after such
adoption, provided, however, that such other amendments are offered to
those provisions of the bill not changed by the adopted amendment and
are consistent with the provisions of the adopted amendment.

  d. If a motion to amend prevails, the Clerk of the Assembly shall
distribute copies of the bill with the amendment correctly marked
thereon together with copies of the detailed description of the
amendment to the appropriate Assembly offices for purposes of
renumbering and printing the bill as amended.

  e. No amendment shall be allowed to any bill which is not germane to
the original object or purpose thereof.

  § 7. Reading of bills. a. Every bill shall receive three separate
readings, and on three different days, previous to its passage, except
when ordered to a third reading pursuant to paragraph two of subdivision
f of section two of this Rule, by unanimous consent or when made a
special order, or when accompanied by a message of necessity pursuant to
section 14 of Article III of the Constitution.

  b. Bills placed on the order of second reading, as provided for in
subdivision g of section six of Rule IV, shall be subject to debate
before the motion to order them to a third reading is entertained.
One-half hour shall be allowed for such debate, but no person shall
speak more than fifteen minutes, except by consent of the House. The
main question, however, if ordered, shall be on the advancement of the
bill; but when amendments are pending the question shall first be taken
upon such amendments in their inverse order.

  c. All bills on the order of second reading shall be ordered to third
reading unless otherwise ordered pursuant to subdivision b of this
section or pursuant to paragraph one of subdivision b of section ten of
Rule IV.

  d. A bill shall be considered automatically advanced to third reading
once it has been on the printed Calendar on the order of second reading
for at least one legislative day on that order, except where made a
special order by report of the Committee on Rules, in which case it may
be considered on second and third reading on the same day.

  e. In all cases where unanimous consent is asked for advancing a bill
or entertaining a motion or resolution out of its order, it shall be the
duty of the Speaker to proclaim such request and determine if such
consent will be granted.

  f. A bill appearing on the Calendar may be "starred" by or at the
request of the introducer, whereupon all further action on such bill
shall be suspended, although it retains its place on the Calendar. Other
than for the purpose of amendment or recommittal, a star may not be
removed from a bill until one day after the request therefor. A bill on
any order of third reading which has been laid aside by or at the
request of the introducer on three separate days shall be automatically
starred.

  g. Substitution of Bills. Where there is a Senate bill in a standing
committee and the identical Assembly bill is on the order of second or
any order of third reading, the Senate bill may be substituted for the
Assembly bill upon a motion by, or on behalf of, the introducer and a
vote of a majority of the members present and voting. The motion to
substitute may also be made on an identical Assembly bill which has been
passed, recalled, vote reconsidered and restored to third reading.

  § 8. Revision and engrossing.

  a. The Office of Assembly Revision shall examine and correct all
bills, for the purpose of avoiding repetitions, insuring accuracy in the
text and references, and consistency with the language of the existing
statutes. Any recommendation of the Office of Assembly Revision which
requires further amendment of the bill shall be handled by the member
introducing it or by the Majority or Minority Leader as a regular
amendment to the bill.

  b. All bills when ordered to a third reading except Senate bills which
have not been amended in the House, or bills, which have been made a
special order on second and third reading, shall be sent to the Index
Clerk to be jacketed with the proper jurat for certification of final
passage. Each such bill shall, after passage by both Houses, be
engrossed, if so ordered by the Speaker, or stamped "Official Copy" in
which case it shall be deemed to have been engrossed.

  § 9. Printing and placement on the desks. For the purposes of these
Rules, any requirement for the copying, printing, reprinting or
placement of bills on the desks of members may be satisfied with either
bills printed on paper or bills in electronic format as described in
section fourteen of Article III of the Constitution.

  § 10. Transmittal of bills to the Governor. All Assembly bills passed
by the Assembly and sent to the Senate for action shall, upon passage
and return by the Senate to the Assembly, be transmitted by the Index
Clerk to the Governor within ten legislative days after receipt from the
Senate, except that any bill returned for transmittal to the Assembly
after the first of May and before the first of June shall be transmitted
to the Governor within thirty days of such receipt, and any bill
returned for transmittal to the Assembly on or after the first of June
shall be transmitted to the Governor within forty-five days of such
receipt.

   RULE IV

   COMMITTEES
Section 1. Standing Committees. a. The standing committees shall be as
follows:
Name of Committee Number of Members
Aging ............................................ 30
Agriculture ...................................... 23
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse ........................ 14
Banks ............................................ 31
Children and Families ............................ 17
Cities ........................................... 16
Codes ............................................ 22
Consumer Affairs and Protection .................. 16
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions ........ 26
Correction ....................................... 13
Economic Development, Job Creation,
Commerce and Industry ............................ 26
Education ........................................ 31
Election Law ..................................... 16
Energy ........................................... 17
Environmental Conservation ....................... 30
Ethics and Guidance ............................... 8
Governmental Employees ........................... 14
Governmental Operations .......................... 14
Health ........................................... 26
Higher Education ................................. 26
Housing .......................................... 28
Insurance ........................................ 25
Judiciary ........................................ 21
Labor ............................................ 29
Libraries and Education Technology ................ 9
Local Governments ................................ 20
Mental Health .................................... 13
Oversight, Analysis and Investigation ............. 7
Racing and Wagering .............................. 11
Real Property Taxation ........................... 10
Rules ............................................ 31
Small Business ................................... 17
Social Services .................................. 18
Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development ...... 21
Transportation ................................... 26
Veterans' Affairs ................................ 19
Ways and Means ................................... 35

  b. The number of majority members of each standing committee shall be
in the same ratio as the majority members of the House are to the entire
membership of the House, with all fractional members being credited to
the majority; provided, however that there shall be at least one
minority member on each standing committee; and further provided that
the Standing Committee on Ethics and Guidance shall consist of an equal
number of majority and minority members. A member who in any calendar
year has three or more unexcused absences, as determined by the
chairperson or ranking minority member, as appropriate, from any
regularly scheduled meeting of a standing committee at which bills are
scheduled to be considered shall be removed from one or more of the
standing committees to which he or she is assigned. The standing
committee shall notify the member upon each unexcused absence and shall
notify the Committee on Committees upon the second and any subsequent
unexcused absences. The Committee on Committees shall notify the member
of any resulting reduction in his or her committee assignments.

  c. Members of the Assembly shall serve on no more than six standing
committees; provided, however that members serving as the chairperson of
a standing committee shall serve on no more than five standing
committees. Such limitations shall not apply to a member of the Assembly
serving as an ex officio member of a committee pursuant to paragraph
nine of subdivision c of section one of Rule I or for any member serving
on a standing committee on an interim basis.

  d. All standing committees shall operate on an annual basis and their
jurisdiction shall include, but not be limited to, the subject matter of
each bill or resolution referred to them by the Speaker. Each standing
committee shall propose legislative action and conduct such studies and
investigations as may relate to matter within their jurisdiction. Each
standing committee shall, furthermore, devote substantial efforts to the
oversight and analysis of the activities, including but not limited to
the implementation and administration of programs, of departments,
agencies, divisions, authorities, boards, commissions, public benefit
corporations and other entities within its jurisdiction. After
adjournment sine die of the Legislature in an odd numbered year,
standing committees may consider and act on pre-filed bills and bills
carried over pursuant to subdivision f of section two of Rule III and
may report such bills to the order of second reading for consideration
by the Assembly at the next succeeding regular legislative session.

  e. No select, joint or joint legislative committee, except for the
Temporary Joint Legislative Committee on Disaster Preparedness and
Response, shall be created to make special studies or investigations by
Assembly resolution or by any other resolution requiring the approval or
concurrence of the Assembly except that an Assembly standing committee
or subcommittee, or the staff thereof, may jointly consider, study or
investigate with an appropriate Assembly or Senate standing committee or
subcommittee or the staff thereof any subject matter which is within
their jurisdiction.

  § 2. Meetings of standing committees. a. Meetings of standing
committees. Standing committees shall hold meetings at a regular weekly
time and day as scheduled by the committee chairperson in consultation
with the committee coordinators, as designated by the Speaker, and such
set time shall be posted on the Assembly committee board and Assembly
Internet site. The weekly committee schedule shall be available the
preceding Thursday, as provided for in subdivision b of this section. If
on the first Tuesday of any month of the regular legislative session,
excluding January, a standing committee shall have 50 or more bills
pending committee action, such committee shall be required to meet at
least once during such month to consider legislation.

  b. Each chairperson of a standing committee shall, by the Thursday of
the week preceding, furnish to the Speaker, the Majority and Minority
Leaders, and make available in written or electronic format to each
member of such committee, a copy of the agenda of all meetings scheduled
for the following week, together with a copy of the introducer's
memorandum for each bill listed on such agenda. Further, each
chairperson shall furnish to the Speaker, the Majority and Minority
Leaders and to the ranking minority member of such committee, a list of
all bills referred to such committee to date together with the above
agenda and memoranda. In addition, copies of such agenda shall be made
available not later than such Thursday to representatives of the news
media and to the general public by the filing thereof with the
Legislative Library and the Assembly Public Information Office, and
shall be made available on the Assembly Internet site and the
Legislative Retrieval System. The notice provisions of this subdivision
and of subdivision c shall not apply to the Committee on Rules. Nothing
contained in this subdivision shall be deemed to waive any of the
provisions of article seven of the Public Officers Law known as the
"Open Meetings Law".

  c. The chairperson of a standing committee may call a special meeting
or add or delete items on the agenda of a regular meeting by giving
twenty-four hour notice of the agenda of such special meeting or such
additions or deletions in the same manner and to the same extent as
notice of agenda for regular meetings, provided, however, that such
notice shall not be required if a message of necessity has been received
from the governor in connection with the bill under consideration or the
ranking minority member of the committee consents thereto.

  d. All standing committee meetings shall be open to representatives of
the news media and general public, except that the committee, upon a
two-thirds vote of the members of the committee present or upon a
majority vote of the total membership of the committee, whichever is the
greater, may hold an executive session at which only members of such
committee shall be in attendance. The subjects to be acted upon at the
executive session shall be limited to the subjects enumerated in section
one hundred five of the Public Officers Law. No bill shall be voted upon
at such executive session. No committee shall vote to report any bill
unless a majority of all the members thereof is actually present. The
affirmative vote of a majority of all the members appointed to a
standing committee shall be necessary to every report. The negative vote
of such a majority shall be necessary to defeat a bill in committee. No
proxy vote shall be valid.

  e. At the conclusion of a committee meeting the committee clerk of
such committee shall deliver to the Office of Journal Operations a roll
call on each of the bills considered by the committee and on each vote
to hold an executive session indicating the attendance of the members
and the ayes and nays. Such roll call shall be reproduced not later than
24 hours after transmittal to such Office and shall be made available
for inspection by the general public and representatives of the news
media in the Assembly Public Information Office, the Assembly Internet
site and the Legislative Retrieval System.

  f. The report of a committee upon any matter referred to it other than
a bill, may include a brief statement of the opinion of any member or
members of the committee voting in either the majority or minority.

  g. The audio and/or video broadcast of committee meetings shall be
made available on the Assembly Internet site when practicable, and shall
be subject to the same requirements as apply to televised proceedings of
Assembly sessions pursuant to Rule X.

  § 3. Sub-committees. A sub-committee of a standing committee created
pursuant to paragraph four of subdivision c of section one of Rule I
shall be comprised of at least three members of the standing committee;
provided, however that there shall be at least one minority member on
each subcommittee. The chairperson of such standing committee may
request that a sub-committee report back to the committee within a
specified period of time with respect to the following: analysis and
recommendations regarding a bill referred to the standing committee;
recommendations for proposed legislative action; and the findings and
recommendations of the sub-committee resulting from any hearings,
studies or investigations relating to matter within the jurisdiction of
the standing committee. Any report issued by a sub-committee to a
standing committee must be in writing and indicate any dissenting
opinion. Meetings of sub-committees shall be subject to the provisions
of article seven of the Public Officers Law known as the "Open Meetings
Law".

  § 4. Hearings. a. During each legislative session, chairpersons of
standing committees may call public hearings to permit interested
persons, groups or organizations the opportunity to testify orally or in
writing on legislation or other matters pending before such standing
committee provided, however, that each chairperson shall call such
public hearings upon a petition signed by a majority of the members of
the committee. Such testimony if submitted in writing shall be posted
on the Assembly Internet site to the extent practicable.

  b. Consistent with the provisions of subdivision d of section one of
Rule IV hereof, the chairperson of each standing committee shall call at
least one public hearing after the adoption of the state budget
regarding the implementation and administration of programs of
departments, agencies, divisions, authorities, boards, commissions,
public benefit corporations and other entities within the jurisdiction
of such committee. The purpose of such public hearing shall include, but
not be limited to, the impact, if any, of the state budget on the
implementation and administration of the programs within such entities'
jurisdiction.

  c. Other public hearings may be called by committee chairpersons with
prior consent of the Speaker and in accordance with procedure
established by law.

  d. Each chairperson shall prepare a schedule setting forth the date
and place for hearings and the subject matter to be considered thereat.
Copies of such schedule shall be made available to the general public
and representatives of the news media at least seven days prior to the
date of such hearing and filed with the Assembly Public Information
Office.

  § 5. Consideration of bills; requests by sponsor. a. Each standing
committee may consider any bill referred to it at any time if otherwise
in conformity with these Rules. (1) In considering any bill, a standing
committee may vote favorably, unfavorably or to hold the bill for
further action and/or study, provided, however, that a motion to hold
which fails shall not be deemed to satisfy a request for consideration.
Insofar as may be practicable, each standing committee shall vote upon
such bills in the order in which such requests are filed, provided,
however, that a chairperson may schedule the consideration of bills
jointly if such bills deal with similar subject matter.

  (2) No bill shall be considered by a standing committee unless the
final printed copy of the bill has been available to each member of the
committee for at least seven days and copies thereof have been available
to the general public and representatives of the news media for at least
such period of time. A bill reported by a standing committee with
amendments shall not be deemed to be a new bill for the purposes of the
provisions of this subdivision requiring bills to be available for at
least seven days prior to consideration by a standing committee.
Provided, however, that upon consent of a majority of the members of
such committee, any bill which is not in compliance with the foregoing
provisions of this paragraph, may be transmitted to the Committee on
Rules for further action in accordance with the provisions of
subparagraph (b) of paragraph one of subdivision b of section ten of
this Rule.

  b. The sponsor of a bill referred to a standing committee may require
the committee to formally vote upon such bill by filing a request
therefor on an appropriate written or electronic form to be furnished by
the Office of Journal Operations. With respect to such request for
consideration:

  (1) The clerk of each standing committee, upon receiving such a
request must immediately issue a receipt therefor acknowledging the date
and time of filing;

  (2) Requests for consideration may be submitted on bills that are
printed, as follows:

  (a) no later than the last Tuesday in March of the second year of the
term of the Assembly, except that after the last Tuesday in March of
such second year through the third Tuesday in April each member may
submit a total of five additional requests for consideration with a
committee of original jurisdiction, and a copy of such additional
request shall be filed by the Committee Clerk with the Committee on
Standing Committees. Committees having original jurisdiction over bills
upon which a request for consideration has been filed shall schedule all
such bills for committee consideration by the first Tuesday in May of
the second year of the term of the Assembly; and

  (b) in the case of a bill that is referred to a subsequent standing
committee, such request shall be submitted within thirty days after such
referral;

  (3) Except with respect to bills referred to a standing committee
pursuant to the provisions of item (iii) of subparagraph two of
paragraph f of section two of Rule III, requests for consideration of
any bill introduced by or at the request of a member may be made only
once in any two-year term of the Assembly;

  (4) Once a committee has acted pursuant to such request, such
committee shall not be required, during such two-year term, to again
consider such bill or to consider any substantially duplicative bill
introduced by, or at the request of such member subsequent to the
consideration of such bill by the committee; and

  (5) With respect to a bill sponsored by the Committee on Rules at the
request of a member, either the Committee or the member at whose request
the bill has been introduced may file a request for consideration.

  (6) In addition to the foregoing provisions of this section, sponsors
may file requests for committee consideration for up to five individual
bills in the first year of the two year term as follows:

  (a) no later than the second Tuesday in April of the first year of the
term of the Assembly, each member may submit a total of five bill
requests for consideration with a committee of original jurisdiction,
provided, however, that no member shall submit more than one of these
five bill requests with the same standing committee, and a copy of such
request shall be filed by the Committee Clerk with the Committee on
Standing Committees. Committees having original jurisdiction over bills
upon which a request for consideration has been filed shall schedule all
such bills for committee consideration by the first Tuesday in May of
the first year of the term of the Assembly; and

  (b) in the case of a bill that is referred to a subsequent standing
committee, such request shall be submitted within thirty days after such
referral.

  § 6. Reports. a. A standing committee may report any bill, either with
or without amendments, or it may report adversely to the same or it may
report that a bill has been held for further action and/or study. Upon a
favorable report of the committee on an Assembly Bill amended by the
Senate, the bill shall appear upon the Calendar under the heading
"Assembly Bills amended by the Senate".

  b. A report of a committee must contain the name of the committee
making the same, the matter reported on, the name of the introducer and
if a bill or resolution, the number of such bill or resolution. Such
report shall state whether such matter was reported:

  (1) favorably, with or without amendments or referred to another
committee;

  (2) for the consideration of the House;

  (3) adversely;

  (4) for concurring in Senate amendments;

  (5) for repassing a Senate bill which has been recalled and amended;
or

  (6) held for further action and/or study.

  c. If the report be on a resolution, petition, memorial or
remonstrance it must contain the recommendations, if any, of the
committee thereon.

  d. A list of the bills reported under their final numbers shall be
filed by the clerks of the committees with the Speaker, the Majority
Leader, the Minority Leader, the Clerk of the Assembly, the Office of
Assembly Revision and the Index Clerk. The Committee on Rules shall not
be required to file such lists with the Speaker, the Majority Leader or
the Minority Leader.

  e. All bills, except budget appropriation bills, reported favorably or
for consideration, if reported with amendments, shall be reprinted
immediately, and all new matter proposed by the committee to be added or
inserted in existing law shall be underscored and all matter to be
eliminated from existing law, shall be printed in its proper place
enclosed in black-faced brackets. Where a committee amends a bill by
eliminating proposed new matter, such new matter shall be omitted in the
reprint of the bill.

  f. All budget appropriation bills reported favorably or for
consideration, if reported with amendments, shall be immediately
reprinted, and the amendments proposed by the committee shall be
underscored in their proper place except in cases where the committee
recommends eliminating certain words or figures, in which cases such
words or figures shall be printed enclosed in black-faced brackets.

  g. All bills favorably reported shall, if the report be agreed to, be
placed on the order of second reading, except that any bill providing
for a state appropriation, or creating or increasing a charge (i) upon
the state or (ii) upon a local government shall, when favorably reported
by any committee other than the Committee on Ways and Means, be referred
to the Committee on Ways and Means. In the event such a bill is not
referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, the chairperson of such
Committee may require such referral, subject to the approval of the
Speaker. Where a committee report is not agreed to, the bill shall be
before the House for disposition.

  h. Any bill, the subject matter of which is also within the
jurisdiction of another committee of the House may, subject to the
approval of the Speaker, be favorably reported and referred or simply
referred to such other committee for review and recommendation only.

  i. Any bill which is referred to a standing committee other than the
Committee on Codes and which:

  (1) imposes or changes any fine, term of imprisonment, forfeiture of
rights or other penal sanction; or

  (2) relates to the procedure by which such fine, term of imprisonment,
forfeiture of rights or other penal sanction is imposed or changed,
shall, when favorably reported by the committee having original
jurisdiction, be referred to the Committee on Codes for the purpose of
having such Committee review and consider only such penalty or
procedural provisions of such bill and to thereafter favorably report
such bill with amendments, if necessary, to such penalty or procedural
provisions. In the event that such a bill is not referred to the
Committee on Codes, the chairperson of such Committee may require such
referral, subject to the approval of the Speaker.

  j. Where a bill has been reported adversely, and such report shall be
agreed to by the House, it shall be considered rejected. No bill shall
be reported adversely by any committee until ten days after the
reference of such bill to the committee and the bill shall have been
printed and been upon the desks of the members for ten days.

  k. No bill shall be reported by a committee, except in its last
amended form at the time of such report. Whenever a bill which is in
committee is amended, the clerk of such committee shall promptly return
to the Office of Journal Operations the original copy of such bill.

  l. Where a "home rule" request, or a certificate of necessity or an
emergency message from the Governor is required as provided in any
section of Article IX or Article XIII of the Constitution, such request,
certificate or message must be filed with the Office of Journal
Operations before such bill can be reported by a committee.

  m. Concurrent resolutions proposing amendments to the State
Constitution shall be initially referred to the standing committee
having jurisdiction over the subject matter of the contents of such
resolution. Such concurrent resolution shall, when favorably reported by
such committee, be referred to the Committee on Judiciary for final
consideration. In the event that such a resolution is not referred to
the Committee on Judiciary, the chairperson of such Committee may
require such referral subject to the approval of the Speaker.

  n. On and after the first legislative day in June, all bills favorably
reported by a standing committee which would otherwise be placed on the
order of second reading shall be referred, in accordance with paragraph
one of subdivision b of section ten of Rule IV, to the Committee on
Rules.

  § 7. Discharge. a. No standing committee shall be discharged from the
consideration of a bill or resolution until after the printed bill or
resolution has been assigned by the Index Clerk to the committee and
only in accordance with the provisions of this section.

  b. A standing committee shall not be discharged from the consideration
of a bill or resolution except upon motion and by a vote of a majority
of all the members elected to the Assembly. No such motion shall be in
order, until the committee has had sixty days from the date of referral
to such committee to consider such bill nor shall such motion be in
order on or after the first Tuesday in May except with unanimous consent
of the members or in the discretion of the Speaker where proper notice
has been given prior to the first Tuesday in May.

  c. (1) On any legislative day, not more than one motion to discharge
shall be in order;

  (2) A motion to discharge may only be made by the sponsor of the bill
or resolution who has timely filed a request for consideration pursuant
to section five of this rule.

  d. Each motion to discharge, when timely made, shall be placed on the
Motion to Discharge Calendar, which shall be printed within two
legislative days. No motion to discharge may be considered by the House
until such motion has been on such calendar for a period of five
calendar legislative days.

  § 8. Committee action reports. a. All committees shall have the
authority to act upon bills until the adjournment sine die of the House.

  b. Each committee shall, upon adjournment sine die of the House, file
an action report which includes a summary of its action on all bills
originally referred to it, setting forth the total number of such bills,
and the number thereof:

  (1) reported to the House;

  (2) defeated in committee;

  (3) otherwise disposed of; and

  (4) held for further consideration and action.

  § 9. Annual reports by standing committees. On or before December
fifteenth in each year each standing committee shall make a report to
the Speaker of the Assembly of its activities together with its
legislative proposals.

  § 10. Committee on Rules. a. At any time during the session, a bill or
resolution may be introduced by the Committee on Rules and shall be
referred to a committee; provided however that all bills shall be
referred to a standing committee other than the Committee on Rules, for
consideration. A bill or resolution introduced at the request of a
member shall, if the member so requests, have his or her name included
on both the original and printed copies of the bill or resolution as
follows:

  "Introduced by the Committee on Rules (at the request of M. of
A.........)."

  b. The general functions of the Committee on Rules shall be:

  (1) to determine the order on the Calendar of bills reported by the
other standing committees of the Assembly and such Committee shall be
deemed to be a standing committee only for the purpose of regulating
Calendar practices including:

  (a) the introduction of a bill;

  (b) the ordering of a bill directly to special order of second and
third reading transmitted to it from any other standing committee as
provided by these Rules;

  (c) the ordering of a bill, otherwise on second reading, directly to a
special order of second and third reading; and

  (d) the review of each message of necessity issued by the Governor
pursuant to Article III of the Constitution and the ordering of a bill
to a special order of second and third reading for which any such
message has been issued; provided, however that prior to the ordering of
a bill for second and third reading, such message must be accepted by an
affirmative vote of a majority of all the members of the Committee on
Rules;

  (2) to regulate the housekeeping practices of the Assembly;

  (3) to establish minimum qualifications for each category of staff
employees; and

  (4) to establish and maintain minimum duties and standards of
effectiveness for all staff employees.

  § 11. Assembly Graduate Scholar and Internship Committee. There shall
be an Assembly Graduate Scholar and Internship Committee to consist of
the Speaker Pro Tempore, Majority Leader, Deputy Majority Leader,
Assistant Speaker, Minority Leader, Chairperson of the Higher Education
Committee, Ranking Minority Member of the Ways and Means Committee and
Ranking Minority Member of the Higher Education Committee. The Speaker
shall appoint the chairperson from among the membership of this
Committee.

  § 12. Assembly Committee on Conference Committees. There shall be an
Assembly Committee on Conference Committees to consist of five members;
provided, however that there shall be at least one minority member on
such committee. The Speaker shall appoint the chairperson from among
the membership of the committee. Such committee shall meet at least once
a month during the regular Legislative Session, excluding January, and
as necessary to review legislation passed by both houses for the purpose
of making recommendations for the convening of conference committees
pursuant to Joint Rule II of the Permanent Joint Rules of the Senate and
Assembly. The committee shall review requests for conference committee
made by the introducer of legislation. Recommendations issued by the
committee must be in writing and indicate any dissenting opinion.
Meetings of the Assembly Committee on Conference Committees shall be
subject to the provisions of article seven of the Public Officers Law
known as the "Open Meetings Law".

  § 13. Ethics training. The Standing Committee on Ethics and Guidance
shall develop and regularly update a course of instruction for all
members and employees of the Assembly with regard to the laws and
policies governing their conduct. The committee shall recommend to the
Speaker an ethics training plan for implementing and scheduling such
course of instruction.

   RULE V

   MEMBERS

  Section 1. Attendance. a. Attendance of members in the bar of the
House during sessions of the House shall be continuously recorded
electronically unless otherwise ordered by the Speaker.

  b. The bar of the House shall be deemed to include the entire Assembly
Chamber and lobbies contiguous thereto as designated by the Speaker.

  c. In all cases of the absence of members during the session of the
House, the members present may take such measures as they shall deem
necessary to secure their presence, and in addition to suspending them
from the service of the House for a given period, may inflict such
censure or pecuniary penalty as they may deem just on those who, on
being called on for that purpose, shall not render a sufficient excuse
for their absence. For the purpose of securing the attendance of
members, a call of the House may be made, but such call shall not be in
order after voting on the question has commenced, unless the roll call
has been withdrawn by the introducer. While a call of the House is in
progress no other business shall be transacted except by order of the
House.

  § 2. Voting. a. Every member who shall be within the bar of the House
when a question is stated from the Chair shall vote thereon, provided,
however, no vote shall be recorded for any member who is not present
within the bar of the House at the time of such vote. The roll of
absentees shall not be called more than once. Unless otherwise directed
by the Speaker, all votes shall be recorded electronically. A member may
abstain from a vote only on the grounds that such vote will constitute a
conflict of interest.

  b. The yeas and nays shall be taken individually of each member on the
final passage of a bill and on any other question whenever required by
any fifteen members (unless a division by yeas and nays be pending), and
when so taken each member's affirmative or negative vote shall be
entered through the electronic voting system or in such other manner as
may be prescribed by the Speaker and entered on the Journal. Such roll
call shall remain open for a period of not less than one minute, and
shall be designated a slow roll call. During such roll call, no vote
shall be recorded unless the member voting is at his or her regularly
assigned seat or is serving or acting as Speaker, Majority or Minority
Leader.

  c. In the event a slow roll call is not required pursuant to
subdivision b, the yeas and nays shall be taken by a fast roll call and
a member desiring to vote in the negative on such a roll call shall do
so by entering a negative vote through the electronic voting system or
in such other manner as may be prescribed by the Speaker. All other
members shall be recorded in the affirmative. On such a roll call the
Clerk of the Assembly shall call the names of the members who are
recorded in the negative.

  d. The Speaker may allow a member to record his or her vote within
fifteen minutes after the results of the roll call have been announced
when such vote does not change the final result of the vote of the House
and such member has been previously recorded on a roll call on a bill
during the legislative session day.

  e. Copies of all roll calls, including all recorded procedural votes,
shall be made available to the Majority and Minority Leaders and
representatives of the news media within thirty minutes after completion
thereof and, as soon as practicable thereafter, shall be made available
for public inspection at a place designated by the Speaker, and made
available on the Assembly Internet site and the Legislative Retrieval
System.

  f. When less than a quorum vote on any subject under the
consideration of the House, it shall be in order, for any member to move
for a call of the House. Whereupon the roll of members shall be called
by the Clerk of the Assembly. After completion of the call only the
Majority Leader, or acting Majority Leader, may move that the call be
made a closed call of the House. Immediately following a closed call of
the House, the Clerk of the Assembly, upon request, shall read the names
of the members who are not present in the House. Copies of each closed
call shall be available in the Office of Journal Operations at the end
of each daily session. If it is ascertained that a quorum is present,
either by answering to their names, or by their presence in the House,
the yeas and nays shall again be ordered by the Speaker, and if any
member present refuses to vote, such refusal shall be deemed a contempt,
and unless purged, the House may order the Sergeant-at-Arms to remove
said member or members without the bar of the House, and all privileges
of membership shall be refused the person or persons so offending until
the contempt be duly purged.

  g. A member who was absent at the time a prior vote was taken upon
any matter may, within thirty days following the date of his or her
first recorded vote subsequent to such prior vote, file a statement of
how such member would have voted had he or she been present at the time
of such prior vote. Such statement shall be in writing and filed with
the Clerk of the Assembly and the contents thereof shall be duly noted
on the roll call by such Clerk.

  § 3. Name on Journal. Except for the advancement of a Senate bill
which has been substituted for an Assembly bill, where a bill, order,
motion or resolution shall be entered on the Journal, the name of the
member introducing or moving the same shall also be entered on the
Journal.

  § 4. Communications respecting bills. All written communications from
public officers and agencies of the State or local governments furnished
to a committee, respecting a bill which has been referred to such
committee, for consideration, shall be available to the introducer of
the bill for examination. In lieu of such examination, the chairperson
of the committee may elect to furnish the introducer with copies of such
communications.

  § 5. Making a Statement. Immediately after the completion of the
orders of the day, and with the unanimous consent of the House, a member
may make a statement, not exceeding fifteen minutes in length,
concerning a subject or matter not pending before the House for
consideration.

  § 6. Debate. a. No member rising to debate, to give notice, make a
motion or report, or to present a petition or other paper, shall proceed
until such member shall have addressed the Speaker from his or her place
and has been recognized by the Speaker. While a member is speaking, no
member shall entertain any private discourse or pass between the member
speaking and the Chair.

  b. Unless otherwise provided by these Rules, no member shall speak,
except in his or her place, nor more than twice on any bill or
amendment, without leave of the House and no member shall speak for more
than fifteen minutes at a time except by consent of two-thirds of the
members present; provided, however that a member desiring to explain his
or her vote upon the final passage of a bill or upon the passage of a
resolution requiring the expenditure of money may make a brief
statement, not to exceed two minutes, in explanation of such vote; and
further provided that in addition to the foregoing, the sponsor of a
bill may make a statement not to exceed five minutes for the purpose of
opening debate on such bill. Except as otherwise provided by these
Rules for concurrent resolutions, no member shall speak more than once
and for no more than five minutes on any resolution without leave of the
House.

  c. If any member, in speaking, transgresses the Rules of the House,
the Speaker may call such member to order, in which case the member so
called to order shall immediately sit down, and shall not rise unless to
explain or proceed in order.

  d. While the Speaker is putting a question, or a roll call is in
progress or a count is being had, no member shall speak or leave his or
her place. When the House shall be equally divided on any question,
including the Speaker's vote, the question shall be deemed to be lost.
All questions relating to the priority of one question or subject matter
over another, under the same order of business, shall be decided without
debate. If any question contains several distinct propositions, it shall
be divided by the Chair at the request of any member, but a motion to
strike out and insert shall be indivisible. All questions of order, as
they shall occur, with the decisions thereon, shall be entered in the
Journal, and, at the close of the session, a statement of all such
questions and decisions shall be printed at the close of and as an
appendix to the Journal.

  § 7. Adjournment. a. When a motion to adjourn is carried, the members
and officers shall keep their seats and places until the Speaker
declares the House adjourned.

  b. No motion to adjourn sine die shall be in order until all bills
transmitted to the Governor shall have been acted upon by him or her,
and in the case of vetoed bills, until such bills have been returned to
each House for at least three legislative calendar days.

  § 8. Contest of election. A contest of the election of any member
shall be referred to the Judiciary Committee for investigation and
report.

  § 9. Staff, materials and other perquisites. Each member of the House
shall be entitled to an equal allocation of printed newsletters and
other printed materials and postage therefor, and stationery and other
similar perquisites, and each member shall receive an equal allowance
for staff personnel, except that the allocation of stationery and other
similar perquisites and the allowance for staff personnel may be greater
for members in majority and minority leadership positions, committee,
subcommittee and task force chairpersons and ranking minority members of
committees, subcommittees and task forces. Such greater allotment or
staff shall be commensurate with the additional duties assigned to such
member.

  § 10. Use of legislative printing, mail and mass communication
facilities. a. The use of legislative printing and mail facilities for
newsletters and other forms of mass mailings which bear the name or
likeness of a candidate in a local, special, primary or general election
shall be prohibited within thirty days of such local, special, or
primary election and be prohibited within sixty days of such general
election. Members may not utilize other forms of Assembly-funded mass
communication media during such thirty day and sixty day periods,
respectively.

  b. The Assembly shall maintain a file containing a copy of each
newsletter provided by Assembly facilities which file shall be available
to the public.

  c. The provisions of this section shall be applicable to all
communications addressed to the geographic area in which the member is
running for election.

  § 11. Employee candidates for Senator or member of Assembly. No
Assembly employee shall remain on the Assembly payroll while a candidate
for Senator or member of Assembly. For the purposes herein, an employee
shall be deemed a candidate for Senator or member of the Assembly upon
the filing of designating petitions for such office or, where
nominations for such office are made other than by petition, upon
nomination. Such employee shall remain off the Assembly payroll until
such time as his or her candidacy shall cease or upon the day following
election day for such office, whichever comes first.

   RULE VI

   ORGANIZATION OF THE HOUSE

  Section 1. Opening Day. Pursuant to section four of Article XIII of
the Constitution, the Assembly shall convene on the first Wednesday
after the first Monday in January at 12:00 noon in the Assembly Chamber.

  § 2. First Year Procedure. a. In every odd-numbered year, the Clerk of
the Assembly during the prior year shall convene the Assembly as Acting
Clerk thereof, unless otherwise provided by the Members of Assembly
present.

  b. A member of the clergy shall offer prayer.

  c. The Acting Clerk of the Assembly or designee thereof shall
administer the ceremonial oath of office to the Members of Assembly en
banc.

  d. The Acting Clerk of the Assembly or designee thereof shall lead the
Members of Assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the
United States of America.

  e. The Acting Clerk of the Assembly shall call the roll to ascertain
the presence of a quorum.

  f. Nominations shall be in order for the office of Speaker of the
Assembly for a term of two years, and a vote shall be had thereon.

  g. Nominations shall be in order for the office of the Clerk of the
Assembly for a term of two years, and a vote shall be had thereon.

  h. Nominations shall be in order for the office of Official
Stenographer of the Assembly for a term of two years, and a vote shall
be had thereon.

  i. Nominations shall be in order for the office of Sergeant-at-Arms of
the Assembly for a term of two years, and a vote shall be had thereon.

  § 3. Minority Leader. The recognized leader of the Minority shall be
the Minority Leader of the Assembly for a term of two years.

  § 4. Continuity and Applicability. Section two of this Rule shall
continue and apply on the first Wednesday following the first Monday in
January following a general election of the Members of Assembly,
notwithstanding that the rules of the House have not yet been adopted by
the Members of Assembly, unless otherwise provided by the Members of
Assembly present.

   RULE VII

   GUIDELINES FOR A SYSTEM OF INTERNAL CONTROLS

  Section 1. Internal Controls. Pursuant to Article six of the
Legislative Law as enacted by the New York State Governmental
Accountability, Audit and Internal Control Act of 1999, the following
guidelines for a System of Internal Controls are hereby established.

  a. All financial transactions shall be executed in accordance with the
general or specific authorization of the Speaker or his or her
designated representative.

  b. All financial transactions shall be recorded in conformity with
generally accepted accounting principles or other applicable criteria in
a manner to maintain accountability for assets.

  c. Access to assets shall be permitted only in accordance with the
authorization of the Speaker or his or her designated representative.

  d. The recorded accountability for assets shall be compared with the
existing assets at reasonable intervals and appropriate action shall be
taken with respect to any differences.

  e. The System of Internal Controls shall provide reasonable assurance
that the foregoing are accomplished.

  § 2. Expenditure reporting. Not later than January thirty-first,
nineteen hundred ninety-six, the Speaker shall cause the establishment
of a system of expenditure reporting whereby expenditures of the House
shall be reported by such categories as he or she shall determine.
Reports of expenditures by such system shall be published in a written
and electronic form to be prescribed by the Speaker, and shall report on
all expenditures of the House during each preceding reporting period.
Such report shall be made available on the Assembly Internet site.

   RULE VIII

   PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS

  Section 1. Intent. It is the intent of the Assembly that central
administrative records maintained by the Assembly be governed by the
same presumption of disclosure which governs access to executive agency
records, with similar enumerated exceptions.

  § 2. Disclosure policy. a. In addition to any records required to be
made available pursuant to the provisions of section eighty-eight of the
public officers law and the rules and regulations promulgated
thereunder, all other existing records maintained by the Assembly shall
be available for public inspection and copying, except that the Assembly
may deny access to records or portions thereof that:

  (1) are specifically exempted from disclosure by state or federal
statute or a Rule of the Assembly, or Permanent Joint Rule of the Senate
and Assembly;

  (2) if disclosed would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal
privacy as defined in subdivisions two and two-a of section eighty-nine
or section ninety-six of the public officers law, including, but not
limited to:

  (a) the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a
particular person or matters leading to the appointment, employment,
promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of
such person; or

  (b) names, addresses, numbers or other personal identifying details of
telephone communications or mail correspondence made by or to Members of
the Assembly or employees thereof;

  (3) if disclosed would impair present or imminent contract awards or
collective bargaining negotiations;

  (4) if disclosed would impair negotiations relating to pending or
proposed legislation;

  (5) are trade secrets or proprietary information which, if disclosed,
would cause substantial harm to the subject enterprise;

  (6) are compiled for legislative purposes and which, if disclosed,
would:

  (a) interfere with legislative investigations, law enforcement
investigations or judicial proceedings;

  (b) deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or impartial
adjudication;

  (c) identify a confidential source or disclose information relating to
a legislative or criminal investigation; or

  (d) reveal criminal or legislative investigative techniques or
procedures, except routine techniques and procedures;

  (7) if disclosed would endanger the life or safety of any person;

  (8) are inter-agency or intra-agency materials which are not:

  (a) statistical or factual tabulations of data of or with respect to,
material otherwise available for public inspection and copying pursuant
to section eighty-eight of the public officers law;

  (b) instructions to staff that affect members of the public;

  (c) final reports and formal opinions submitted to the legislature;

  (d) final reports or recommendations and minority or dissenting
reports and opinions of members of committees, subcommittees, or
commissions of the legislature;

  (9) are computer access codes;

  (10) are material prepared for litigation or constituting attorney
work product.

  b. For purposes of this rule, "agency" shall have the same meaning as
that term is defined in section eighty-six of the public officers law,
but shall also include either or both houses of the legislature.

  c. In order to facilitate access to records made available in
accordance with this rule, a copy of this rule shall be posted at a
public location to be determined by the Assembly.

  d. The determination of the Assembly, with respect to the denial of
access to any materials of such house to which access is sought under
this rule shall be final and not subject to further review.

  § 3. Public information office. There shall be an Assembly Public
Information Office to provide and disseminate information to the media
and to the general public in accordance with the provisions of the
"Freedom of Information Law" and this rule. The Assembly Internet site
shall include an online request form for any request of records
submitted under the "Freedom of Information Law" and this rule, and
shall include a guide to the public inspection and copying of
legislative records.

   RULE IX

   AMENDMENT AND SUSPENSION OF RULES

  Section 1. Amendment of Rules. No standing Rule or order of the House
shall be amended unless three days' notice shall have been given of the
motion therefor; nor shall such amendment be made unless by a vote of a
majority of all the members elected to the Assembly.

  § 2. Suspension of Rules. a. No standing Rule or order of the House
shall be suspended unless one day's notice shall have been given of the
motion therefor; nor shall such suspension be made unless by a vote of a
majority of all the members elected to the Assembly.

  b. Such notice and motion shall, in all cases, state specifically the
object of the suspension, and every case of suspension of a Rule under
such notice and motion shall be held to apply only to the object
specified therein.

  c. Such notice shall be given and such motion made under the order of
business in which the matter proposed to be advanced by the suspension
shall stand, provided, however, such notice shall not be required on the
last day of the session.

  § 3. Unanimous Consent. Any Rule or order may be amended or suspended
by unanimous consent without prior notice.

   RULE X

   TELEVISING ASSEMBLY SESSION

  Section 1. Televised Proceedings; Broadcast. Any televised
proceedings of sessions of the New York State Assembly shall be made
available for statewide television broadcast, pursuant to the following:

  a. All televised proceedings of the Assembly session shall be
unedited, except that only accredited news organizations, educational
institutions, and public affairs documentary programs may utilize any
portion of the Assembly television feed.

  b. No portion of the televised proceedings (either live or taped)
authorized pursuant to this section may be utilized for:

  (1) campaign or political purposes or to promote or oppose a ballot
issue or the candidacy of any person for any elective office; or

  (2) any paid commercial advertisements.

  § 2. Televised Proceedings; Ownership. The televised proceedings of
sessions of the New York State Assembly as provided for in section one
of this Rule, in any form, shall be deemed the property of the New York
State Assembly.

  § 3. All televised proceedings as provided for in this rule shall be
made available promptly on the Assembly Internet site.

   PERMANENT JOINT RULES OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

   JOINT RULE I

  Section 1. Requirement of Fiscal Impact Notes. Fiscal impact notes
shall be required for all bills and amendments, other than those
excepted as provided in section four hereof, which would substantially
affect the revenues or expenses, or both, of any county, city, town,
village, school district or special district (hereinafter referred to as
"political subdivisions"). For purposes of this Joint Rule and section
51 of the Legislative Law, the term "special district" shall mean a
district possessing the power to contract indebtedness and levy or
require the levy of taxes or benefit assessments upon real property.

  § 2. Sufficiency and Contents of Fiscal Impact Notes. Fiscal impact
notes shall be deemed sufficient for purposes of this Joint Rule if
prepared in conformity with this section.

  A. Scope of fiscal estimates. Fiscal impact upon political
subdivisions shall be estimated on the basis of any one or more of the
following:

  (i) Individual political subdivisions; or

  (ii) Aggregates of political subdivisions (a) statewide or by lesser
geographic area, or (b) by classification or subclassification of
relevant characteristics; or

  (iii) Representative political subdivisions with relevant
characteristics thereof quantitatively set forth, e.g., population,
area, weighted average daily attendance of pupils; or

  (iv) Any other appropriate, convenient or accessible grouping of
political subdivisions.

  B. Units of measurement. Fiscal impact measurements shall be made in
units of money, personal services, equipment, or any other appropriate,
convenient or accessible units of measurement.

  C. Negligible Impact. A fiscal impact note filed by the sponsor of a
bill which states that the fiscal impact of the bill is negligible shall
be deemed to be in compliance with this Joint Rule.

  § 3. Procedure. A. (i) The Temporary President of the Senate and the
Speaker of the Assembly shall each designate a person in such officer's
respective house to examine each bill in such house, without regard to
its house of origin, for the purpose of ascertaining whether a fiscal
impact note is required pursuant to this Joint Rule, and if such note is
required, such person shall so notify the sponsor of such bill.

  (ii) The sponsor of such bill shall provide such fiscal impact note on
a separate form prescribed therefor by the Temporary President of the
Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly jointly.

  (iii) Such fiscal impact note shall state the source thereof, which
may be the sponsor; provided, however, that in the case of a bill
proposed by a state department or agency, such note shall be prepared
and furnished by such department or agency.

  (iv) Such designated person in each house shall thereupon review each
fiscal impact note for compliance with the provisions of this Joint
Rule.

  B. No bill requiring a fiscal impact note shall be reported to the
floor of the house unless accompanied by the appropriate note for the
version of such bill so reported, except as provided in section four
hereof.

  C. If an amendment to a bill has a fiscal impact, the member offering
such amendment shall provide the fiscal impact note required by such
amendment. If such amendment prevails, the sponsor shall provide a
fiscal impact note for the amended bill before final passage, unless
excepted pursuant to subdivision F of section four hereof.

  § 4. Exceptions. A fiscal impact note shall not be required for a
bill:

  A. subject to the provisions of section 50 of the Legislative Law;

  B. requested by a county, city, town or village in accordance with the
provisions of paragraph two of subdivision (b) of section two of Article
IX of the Constitution;

  C. which provides discretionary authority to a political subdivision;

  D. submitted pursuant to section 24 of the State Finance Law;

  E. reported to the floor of the House by the Rules Committee, if such
committee, in its discretion, determines that such action is in the
public interest;

  F. which has been amended on the floor of either house, where a fiscal
impact note would otherwise have been required for such amended bill by
this Joint Rule and section 51 of the Legislative Law, if the Temporary
President of the Senate or the Speaker of the Assembly, respectively, in
such officer's discretion, determines that the amended bill may be acted
on in such officer's house without such note; or

  G. which inadvertently passes the Legislature where a fiscal impact
note would otherwise have been required by this Joint Rule and section
51 of the Legislative Law.

  § 5. Effect of Inaccuracy. If the estimate or estimates contained in a
fiscal impact note are inaccurate, such inaccuracy shall not affect,
impair or invalidate such bill.

  § 6. Application. The provisions of this Joint Rule shall apply to
bills and amendments proposed for introduction at the nineteen hundred
eighty-five regular legislative session and permanently thereafter.

   JOINT RULE II

  Section 1. Committee on Conference. The Temporary President of the
Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly may jointly convene a Joint
Committee on Conference to consider and report upon substantially
similar but not identical legislation that has passed each House of the
Legislature. Such committee shall be constituted by the filing of a
joint certificate by the Temporary President of the Senate and the
Speaker of the Assembly with the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk
of the Assembly, and shall consist of the same number of members from
each House. Unless otherwise provided in the certificate, there shall be
five members on such committee from each House to be appointed by the
Temporary President of the Senate who shall appoint the members from the
Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly who shall appoint the members
from the Assembly; provided, however, that of each House's delegation at
least one member shall represent the minority in each House. The
Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly shall
each appoint a co-chairperson of the committee and such co-chairpersons
shall convene and recess meetings of the committee. Meetings jointly
convened by the co-chairpersons shall be subject to the provisions of
Article 7 of the Public Officers Law. The committee shall file a written
report setting forth the joint recommendations of a majority of each
House's delegation with the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the
Assembly or such other committees or officers as may be set forth in the
certificate and such report may include specific bill language that
would implement the joint committee's recommendations. No report shall
be filed except upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the members
of each House's delegation on the committee.

   JOINT RULE III

  Section 1. Budget Consideration Schedule. In accordance with section
54-a of the Legislative Law, within ten days of the submission of the
budget by the Governor pursuant to article VII of the Constitution, the
Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly shall
promulgate a schedule of dates for considering and acting upon such
submission. Such schedule shall include the dates for those actions
required to be taken by the legislature pursuant to section 53 of the
Legislative Law, dates for the convening of a joint budget conference
committee or committees as provided herein, and a date by which such
committee or committees shall issue a final report or reports.

  § 2. Joint Budget Conference Committee. In accordance with section
54-a of the Legislative Law, within ten days of the submission of the
budget by the Governor pursuant to article VII of the Constitution, the
Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly shall
jointly establish a Joint Budget Conference Committee and, as they deem
necessary, any number of subcommittees subordinate to such Joint Budget
Conference Committee, to consider and reconcile such budget resolutions
or bills passed by, or as may be passed by, the Senate and Assembly.
Such Joint Budget Conference Committee shall be constituted and
conducted as prescribed in Joint Rule II and shall file its written
report in accord with the schedule established pursuant to section 1 of
this rule.

   JOINT RULE IV

  Section 1. Joint Advisory Board on Broadcast of State Government
Proceedings. The Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of
the Assembly shall convene a bi-partisan, bi-cameral joint advisory
board to oversee current and future broadcast of New York State
Government proceedings. This board shall consist of eight members of
whom three shall be appointed by the Temporary President of the Senate,
three members shall be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly and one
member shall be appointed by each of the minority leaders of each house.
The appointments shall be of members of the respective houses of the
Legislature. The Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of
the Assembly shall each appoint a co-chair of the board.

  § 2. Duties of the Joint Advisory Board. The joint advisory board
shall engage in such activities as it deems necessary for the
preparation and formulation of a report to review the efficacy of
current programming and explore future expansion of such to include
additional legislative and other governmental proceedings, as well as
other related public policy and educational material. The report shall
include specific recommendations concerning the broadcast or webcast on
the Internet of all legislative committee meetings. On or before
November 1, 2009, the report shall be submitted to the Temporary
President of the Senate, the Speaker of the Assembly, the Minority
Leader of the Senate and the Minority Leader of the Assembly.

   JOINT RULE V

  Section 1. Advisory Opinions in relation to Outside Employment. A
member of the legislature who intends to undertake or who undertakes
outside employment shall submit to the Legislative Ethics Commission a
written request for a formal advisory opinion, pursuant to the
provisions of paragraph i of subdivision 7 of section 80 of the
Legislative Law, regarding whether the outside employment is consistent
with the provisions of sections 73 and 74 of the Public Officers Law.
For the purposes of this joint rule, "outside employment" means
compensation in excess of 5,000 dollars per calendar year, other than
compensation provided pursuant to sections 5 and 5-a of the Legislative
Law, from employment for services rendered or goods sold as part of a
regular course of any business during a member's term.

  § 2. Timeframe. Members of the legislature shall be required to submit
such written requests as follows:

  a. For members of the legislature who are currently engaged in outside
employment and have not previously submitted a request to the
Legislative Ethics Commission for a formal advisory opinion in
connection with such employment, within thirty days of the adoption of
this resolution by the Senate and the Assembly;

  b. For members of the legislature in relation to prospective outside
employment, prior to the receipt of compensation in excess of five
thousand dollars from such outside employment; and

  c. For newly-elected members of the legislature in relation to
maintaining previously-held outside employment, within thirty days of
assuming office.

  § 3. Impact. Such written advisory opinions are binding upon the
Legislative Ethics Commission and the Joint Commission on Public Ethics
in accordance with the provisions of paragraph i of subdivision 7 of
section 80 of the Legislative Law.

   INDEX TO ASSEMBLY RULES

   A

   Rule
ABSENTEES-----

  Filing of voting statement ........................... V Sec. 2, par g

  Limit calling of roll of ............................. V Sec. 2, par a

  Securing attendance of ............................... V Sec. 1, par c

  Unexcused ........................................... IV Sec. 1, par b
ADJOURNMENT-----

  Motion for ........................................... V Sec. 7, par a

  Prohibiting motion for ............................... V Sec. 7, par b
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION-----

  Policy on ................................................... I Sec. 6
APPROPRIATION BILL-----

  Amendment on ........................................ IV Sec. 6, par f
ASSEMBLY-----

  Adjournment ................................................. V Sec. 7

  Appeal from decision of chair ........................ I Sec. 1, par c

  Application, continuation or reform of

   organization of house .................................... VI Sec. 4

  Appointment of committees and sub-committees ......... I Sec. 1, par c

  Chamber, lobbies, rooms and property ........................ I Sec. 3

  Convening legislative term ................................. VI Sec. 1

  Hours of sessions, limiting ................................ II Sec. 2

  Motions, precedence of .............................. II Sec. 4, par a

  Order of business .......................................... II Sec. 3

  Organization of the house ......................................... VI

  Pledge of Allegiance ................................. I Sec. 1, par b

   VI Sec. 2, par d

  Prayer .............................................. VI Sec. 2, par b

  Speaker's powers and duties ................................. I Sec. 1

  Televising session ....................................... X Sec. 1, 2
ASSEMBLY CHAMBER-----

  Admission to floor .................................... I Sec. 3 par b

  Application, continuation or reform of organization

   of house ................................................. VI Sec. 4

  Control in speaker .......................................... I Sec. 3

  Deemed bar of house .................................. V Sec. 1, par b

  Disturbance in .............................................. I Sec. 3

  Introductions ............................................... I Sec. 3

  Lobbyists, prohibiting in ................................... I Sec. 3

  Organization of the house ......................................... VI

  Pledge of Allegiance ................................. I Sec. 1, par b

   VI Sec. 2, par d

  Prayer .............................................. VI Sec. 2, par b

  Preserving order in ................................... I Sec. 1, 3, 4

  Televising session ....................................... X Sec. 1, 2

  Use by other bodies ......................................... I Sec. 3

   B
BAR OF HOUSE-----

  Definition of ........................................ V Sec. 1, par b
BILLS-----

  Advancement, unanimous consent for ................. III Sec. 7, par a

  Adverse report of committee ......................... IV Sec. 6, par j

  Amending, adding letter of alphabet to

   original number .................................. III Sec. 2, par b

  Amending existing law, how drawn ................... III Sec. 6, par d

  Amending to comply with rules ...................... III Sec. 1, par e

  Amendment, delivering copy prior to debate ......... III Sec. 6, par a

  Amendments, germane to original purpose ............ III Sec. 6, par e

  Amendments, how made and distribution .............. III Sec. 6, par a

  Amendments, offering more than one ................. III Sec. 6, par c

  Appropriation - budget .............................. IV Sec. 6, par f

  Assembly bills amended by Senate ............. III Sec. 2, 7, par c, d

  Automatic reintroduction of ........................ III Sec. 2, par e

  Budget ............................................. III Sec. 2, par g

  Budget adoption schedule .................................... I Sec. 8

  Committee reports .................................... IV Sec. 6, 7, 8

  Contents of, form and titles,

   bill sections, body ..................................... III Sec. 1

  Correction of errors ...................................... III Sec. 8

  Determining similarity of, notifying member ........ III Sec. 2, par h

  Discharge of committee from consideration of ............... IV Sec. 7

  Engrossing of ............................................. III Sec. 8

  Explanatory note to be appended to certain ......... III Sec. 1, par d

  Final day for introduction of ............................. III Sec. 4

  First reading ...................................... III Sec. 2, par d

  Hearings, notices of public ................................ IV Sec. 4

  Home Rule requests received before

   committee report .................................. IV Sec. 6, par l

  Introduction of ..................................... III Sec. 2, 3, 4

   Distribution of originals ........................ III Sec. 2, par a

   Last day for state departments, etc. .................... III Sec. 4

  Legislative Bill Drafting Commission,

   preparation of ................................... III Sec. 2, par h

  Memorandum required .................................... III Sec. 1, 2

  Multi-sponsorship of ...................................... III Sec. 3

  Placing on desks of members ........................ III Sec. 2, par a

  Printing and placement on the desks ....................... III Sec. 9

  Reading of, requiring three separate

   days before passage............................... III Sec. 7, par a

  Reconsider on final passage ...................... II Sec. 4, par b, c

  Reference to another committee ................ IV Sec. 6, par g, h, i

  Reference to committee or sub-committee

   by speaker ................................... III Sec. 2, par a and

   IV Sec. 3

  Reference to rules committee

   and report thereon ...................................... IV Sec. 10

  Repealed, word printed in bill ..................... III Sec. 1, par c

  Reprinting of, improperly drawn .................... III Sec. 1, par e

  Resolutions to print extra copies .................. III Sec. 5, par a

  Revision of ............................................... III Sec. 8

  Second reading, report on and debate ............... III Sec. 7, par b

  Starred ............................................ III Sec. 7, par f

  Subject to public inspection ....................... III Sec. 2, par a

  Submitted by Governor .............................. III Sec. 2, par g

  Substitution of .................................... III Sec. 7, par f

  Third reading, requiring 2 days

   on calendar ...................................... III Sec. 7, par d

  Title to state purpose of bill ..................... III Sec. 1, par a

  Transmittal to Governor .................................. III Sec. 10
BREACH OF PRIVILEGE .................................... I Sec. 1, par c
BUDGET BILL (Also see "BILLS")

  Introduction of .................................... III Sec. 2, par g

  Reporting of, from committee ........................ IV Sec. 6, par f
BUSINESS, Order of ........................................... II Sec. 3

   C
CALENDAR, Bills on third reading ..................... III Sec. 7, par d
CALL OF HOUSE----

  Absentees ................................................... V Sec. 1

  Closed, majority leader .............................. V Sec. 2, par f

  To secure attendance of members ...................... V Sec. 1, par c

  When less than quorum ................................ V Sec. 2, par f

  When not in order .................................... V Sec. 1, par c

  While in progress, prohibiting other business,

   exception ................................................. V Sec. 1
CLERK----

  Access to desk of .................................... I Sec. 3, par f

  Acting .............................................. VI Sec. 2, par a

  Duties ........................................ VI Sec. 2, par c, d, e

  Nomination .......................................... VI Sec. 2, par g

  Presentation of petitions, etc. to .................. II Sec. 3, par e
COMMITTEES----

  Acting on pre-filed and carried over bills .......... IV Sec. 1, par d

  Appointment of ....................................... I Sec. 1, par c

  Amending bills in, returning of original

   copy .............................................. IV Sec. 6, par k

  Change of reference ........................................ IV Sec. 6

  Conference Committee, on .................................. IV sec. 12

  Considering bills jointly ........................... IV Sec. 1, par e

  Discharge from consideration, notice, vote

   time limit ............................................... IV Sec. 7

  Ethics training ........................................... IV Sec. 13

  Ex-officio members of ................................ I Sec. 1, par c

  Hearings by, filing of schedules ........................... IV Sec. 4

  Internship ................................................ IV Sec. 11

  Joint legislative .......................................... IV Sec. 1

  Judiciary, contest in election of member .................... V Sec. 8

  Meetings of:

   Agendas, changing of .............................. IV Sec. 2, par c

   Agendas, furnishing and filing of,

   making available ................................. IV Sec. 2, par b

   Attendance records ................................. IV Sec. 2, par e

   Coordinators ....................................... IV Sec. 2, par a

   Defeat of bills in ................................. IV Sec. 2, par d

   Executive sessions ................................. IV Sec. 2, par d

   Functions until adjournment sine die ...................... IV Sec. 8

   Limiting consideration of bills,

   7 day provision ................................... IV Sec. 5, par a

   Open to public ..................................... IV Sec. 2, par d

   Operating on annual basis .......................... IV Sec. 1, par d

   Posting schedule of ................................ IV Sec. 2, par a

   Proxy votes ........................................ IV Sec. 2, par d

   Membership of ............................................. IV Sec. 1

   Naming of ................................................. IV Sec. 1

   Reference of bills to, including

   sub-committees ............................... III Sec. 2, par a and

   IV Sec. 3
Reports of:

  Adverse ............................................. IV Sec. 6, par j

  Amendment, reprinting of bill .................... IV Sec. 6, par e, f

  Annual ..................................................... IV Sec. 9

  Assembly bill amended by Senate ..................... IV Sec. 6, par a

  Bill in last amended form only ...................... IV Sec. 6, par k

  Budget appropriation bills with

   amendments ........................................ IV Sec. 6, par f

  Contents of ......................................... IV Sec. 6, par b

  Distributing lists of ............................... IV Sec. 6, par d

  Dual reference ................................ IV Sec. 6, par g, h, i

  Final, filing summary of ................................... IV Sec. 8

  Holding for further action or study ................. IV Sec. 5, par b

  Prohibiting ...................................... IV Sec. 6, par k, l

  Referred to another committee ................. IV Sec. 6, par g, h, i

  Resolutions, petitions, memorials or

   remonstrances ..................................... IV Sec. 6, par c

  Roll calls, making available to public .............. IV Sec. 2, par e

  Statements of opinion ............................... IV Sec. 2, par f

  Vote required to report bills .............................. IV Sec. 6

  Requests filed requiring consideration of

   bills by sponsor .................................. IV Sec. 5, par a

  Select .............................................. IV Sec. 1, par e

  Standing, list of ................................... IV Sec. 1, par a
COMMUNICATIONS-----

  From Governor, Senate, State Officers ............ II Sec. 3, par a, b

  Respecting bills, right of

   introducer to examine ..................................... V Sec. 4
CONTEMPT-----

  Punishment for ....................................... V Sec. 2, par f

  Purging of ........................................... V Sec. 2, par f

  Refusal of member to vote ............................ V Sec. 2, par f
CONSTITUTION, Bills amending ...................... III Sec. 5, par d, f

   D
DEBATE-----

  Confinement to question ................... I Sec. 1, par c subpar (1)

   V Sec. 1, par c

  Main question, definition and debate on ............ II, III Sec. 4, 7

  Maintaining order during .................................... V Sec. 6

  Limiting of ..................................... III Sec. 7, V Sec. 6

  None on breach of privilege .............. I Sec. 1, par c subpar (12)

  Personal reflection ....................... I Sec. 1, par c subpar (1)

  On second reading .................................. III Sec. 7, par b

  Stenographic record of ..................................... II Sec. 1

  Televising ............................................... X Sec. 1, 2

   F
FLOOR-----

  Admission to ...................................... I Sec. 3, par b, c

  Exclusion from, by sergeant-at-arms ......................... I Sec. 4

  Lobbyist not permitted on ............................ I Sec. 3, par d

   G
GOVERNOR-----

  Admission to floor ........................ I Sec. 3, par b subpar (1)

  Bills submitted by ................................. III Sec. 2, par g

  Introduction of bill under Art. 7

   of Constitution .................................. III Sec. 2, par g

  Message from ..................................... II Sec. 3, par a, b

   H
HEARINGS-----

  Calling of ...................................... IV Sec. 4, par a,b,c

  Filing schedule of .................................. IV Sec. 4, par d
HOME RULE, Request required before

  committee report .................................... IV Sec. 6, par l

   I
IMPEACHMENT, Resolutions ............................. III Sec. 5, par b

  INTERNAL CONTROLS, SYSTEM ................................. VII Sec. 1

  INTERNSHIP COMMITTEE ...................................... IV Sec. 11

   J
JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES .......................... IV Sec. 1, par e
JOINT RULES (See "PERMANENT JOINT RULES") ............... PJR I Sec. 1-6
JOURNAL-----

  Correction of errors in ............................. II Sec. 3, par a

  Entry and printing of question of order .............. V Sec. 6, par d

  Entry of yeas and nays ............................ V Sec. 2, par b, c

  Name of member introducing bill, etc. ....................... V Sec. 3

  Reading of, of preceding day ........................ II Sec. 3, par a

   L
LEADER-----

  Majority, appointed by Speaker ............ I Sec. 1, par c subpar (9)

  Majority, when to act as Speaker ............................ I Sec. 2

  Minority .................................. I Sec. 1, par c subpar (9)
LEGISLATIVE BILL DRAFTING COMMISSION ................. III Sec. 2, par h
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, Admission to Assembly ............. I Sec. 3, par b

   subpar (1)
LOBBYIST, Not allowed on floor ......................... I Sec. 3, par d

   M
MAIN QUESTION-----

  Call of house not in order ........................... V Sec. 1, par c

  Debate on ........................................... II Sec. 4, par d

  Definition of ....................................... II Sec. 4, par d

  On advancement of bill ............................. III Sec. 7, par b
MAJORITY LEADER-----

  Appointment of ............................ I Sec. 1, par c subpar (9)

  Ex-officio member of all committees ....... I Sec. 1, par c subpar (9)

  Filing list of bills reported from

   committee with .................................... IV Sec. 6, par d

  Member of rules committee ................. I Sec. 1, par c subpar (9)

  Quorum, moving for closed call of the house .......... V Sec. 2, par f

  When to act as speaker ...................................... I Sec. 2
MEETINGS, Standing committees ................................ IV Sec. 2
MEMBERS-----

  Absentees, filing of voting statement ................ V Sec. 2, par g

  Absentees, limiting call of .......................... V Sec. 2, par a

  Appointment as temporary speaker .......... I Sec. 1, par c subpar (6)

  Attendance of, during sessions .............................. V Sec. 1

  Bills, introduction by ................................. III Sec. 2, 3

  Calling of, into the House .................................. V Sec. 2

  Communications respecting bills available

   to introducers ............................................ V Sec. 4

  Confinement of, to question ............... I Sec. 1, par c subpar (1)

  Contempt, refusal to vote ............................ V Sec. 2, par f

  Contest of election of ...................................... V Sec. 8

  Debate .......................................... III Sec. 7, V Sec. 6

  Employee candidates for Senate or Assembly ................. V Sec. 11

  Journal:

   Entering name of .......................................... V Sec. 3

   Entering questions of order by ..................... V Sec. 6, par d

  Judiciary committee report on seating of ............ II Sec. 3, par b

  Loss of privileges ................................... V Sec. 2, par f

  Multi-sponsorship of bills ................................ III Sec. 3

  Personal reflections ...................... I Sec. 1, par c subpar (1)

  Prohibit speaking or leaving seat .................... V Sec. 6, par d

  Quorum ............................................... V Sec. 2, par f

  Recognition of, in speaking .......................... V Sec. 6, par a

   When to rise ............................ I Sec. 1, par c subpar (1)

  Removal from bar of house ............................ V Sec. 2, par f

  Restricted use of printing, mail and mass

   communication facilities ................................. V Sec. 10
Seats of:

   Keeping until house adjourns ....................... V Sec. 7, par a

   Prohibiting occupation by other persons ............ I Sec. 3, par e
Speaking:

   Limitations on ................................ III Sec. 7, V Sec. 6

   Limiting appeal to house ................ I Sec. 1, par c subpar (2)

  Staff, materials, etc. ...................................... V Sec. 9

  Statement of opinion, included in

   committee report .................................. IV Sec. 2, par f

  Statement on matter not pending before the house ............ V Sec. 5

  Stenographic record ........................................ II Sec. 1

  Transgression of rules ............................... V Sec. 6, par c
Voting by:

  Abstaining from ...................................... V Sec. 2, par a

  Equally divided question ............................. V Sec. 6, par d

  Explanation .......................................... V Sec. 6, par b

  For special order for day .................................. II Sec. 3

  Refusal .............................................. V Sec. 2, par f

  Required .................................................... V Sec. 2

  Slow roll call ....................................... V Sec. 2, par b

  To discharge bill from committee ........................... IV Sec. 7

  To suspend rules ........................................... IX Sec. 2

  To rescind or postpone a special order

   for the day ....................................... II Sec. 3, par d

  On departure from order of business ........................ II Sec. 3

  Unanimous consent to advance bill, etc. ............ III Sec. 7, par e
MEMORIALS, Presentation of ............................ II Sec. 3, par f
MESSAGES-----

  From Governor, Senate, State Officers ..... II Sec. 3 par a subpar (1)

  From Senate to introduce bill ...................... III Sec. 2, par d
MINORITY LEADER-----

  Ex-officio member of all committees ....... I Sec. 1, par c subpar (9)

  Filing list of bills reported with .................. IV Sec. 6, par d
MOTIONS-----

  Call of the House ................................... V, Sec. 1, par c

  For the previous question ........................... II Sec. 5, par d

  List of various ..................................... II Sec. 5, par a

  Order of precedence ................................. II Sec. 5, par a

  To adjourn .................................................. V Sec. 7

  To discharge committees .................................... IV Sec. 7

  To reconsider vote ............................... II Sec. 5, par b, c

  To amend or suspend rules ......................................... IX
MULTI-SPONSORED BILLS-----

  Filing of requests by members ................... III Sec. 3, par a, b

  Permitting members to add or withdraw

   their names ................................... III Sec. 3, par a, b

   Introduced but not printed ...................... III Sec. 3, par a

   Pre-filed and printed ........................... III Sec. 3, par b

   Upon introduction and before printing .................. III Sec. 3

  Retention of control by introducer .............. III Sec. 3, par a, b

  Control thereof to be retained by introducer .............. III Sec. 3

   N
NON-FRATERNIZATION-----

  Policy on ................................................... I Sec. 7
NOTICE-----

  Committees hearings, filing schedules ............... IV Sec. 4, par d

  To discharge committees .................................... IV Sec. 7

  To make bill a special order ....................... IV Sec. 10, par b

  To amend or suspend rules ......................................... IX

   O
OFFICIAL STENOGRAPHER (see "STENOGRAPHER")
ORDER AND DECORUM ...................................... I Sec. 1, par c
ORDER OF BUSINESS-----

  General .................................................... II Sec. 3

  Bills, introduction of .............................. II Sec. 3, par a

  Bills on second reading ............................. II Sec. 3, par a

  Bills on third reading .............................. II Sec. 3, par a

  Communication from State Officials,

   reports, etc. .................................. II Sec. 3, par a, b

  Correction of errors in Journal ..................... II Sec. 3, par a

  Departure from regular order, vote required ...... II Sec. 3, par a, d

  Hours in session, limiting ................................. II Sec. 2

  Journal, reading of previous day .................... II Sec. 3, par a

  Message from Governor or Senate .................. II Sec. 3, par a, b

  Motion to suspend rules ........................................... IX

  Not finished for day, procedure and disposition ..... II Sec. 3, par c

  Original resolutions, introduction .................. II Sec. 3, par a

  Petitions, memorials, remonstrances ................. II Sec. 3, par e

  Reports of committees, generally .................... II Sec. 3, par a

  Report from committee on rules ...................... II Sec. 3, par b

  Second and third reading on same day,

   vote required ................................. III Sec. 7, par a, d

  Special order for particular day .................... II Sec. 3, par d

  Special orders, consideration of and vote

   required ........................................II Sec. 3, par a, d

  Vote to change ................................... II Sec. 3, par a, d

   P
PERMANENT JOINT RULES OF SENATE AND ASSEMBLY-----

  Application of fiscal impact notes ...................... PJR I Sec. 6

  Budget Consideration Schedule ......................... PJR III Sec. 1

  Committee on Conference ................................ PJR II Sec. 1

  Duties of the Joint Advisory Board ..................... PJR IV Sec. 2

  Exceptions to rule ...................................... PJR I Sec. 4

  Inaccurate fiscal impact notes, effect thereof .......... PJR I Sec. 5

  Joint Advisory Board on Broadcast of State/Government

   Proceedings .......................................... PJR IV Sec. 1

  Joint Budget Conference Committee ..................... PJR III Sec. 2

  Procedure for fiscal impact notes ....................... PJR I Sec. 3

  Requirement of or fiscal impact notes

   on bills and amendments ............................... PJR I Sec. 1

  Sufficiency and contents of

   fiscal impact notes ................................... PJR I Sec. 2
PETITIONS-----

  Presentation of ..................................... II Sec. 3, par e
PREVIOUS QUESTION, Definition and how put .................... II Sec. 4
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE .................................. VIII Sec. 3

   Q
QUESTION-----

  Division of by chair ................................. V Sec. 6, par d

  Lost when equally divided ............................ V Sec. 6, par d

  Main ........................................... II Sec. 4, III Sec. 7

  On advancing or amending bill on second

   reading ....................................... III Sec. 7, par b, d

  Previous ............................................ II Sec. 4, par d

  Priority.............................................. V Sec. 6, par d

  Several distinct propositions ........................ V Sec. 6, par d

  Vote of members on ............................. V Sec. 2, par a, b, c
QUESTION OF ORDER-----

  Appeal to house ........................... I Sec. 1, par c subpar (2)

  Decision by Speaker ....................... I Sec. 1, par c subpar (2)

  Entry in journal ..................................... V Sec. 6, par d
QUORUM-----

  Securing attendance .................................. V Sec. 1, par c

  Compelling member to vote ............................ V Sec. 2, par f

   R
RECORDS-----

  Disclosure policy ........................................ VIII Sec. 2

  Public access to ......................................... VIII Sec. 1

  Public Information office ................................ VIII Sec. 3
RECONSIDER, Motion to (See "MOTIONS") .............. II Sec. 4, par b, c
REMONSTRANCES, Presentation of ........................ II Sec. 3, par e
REPEALED, Word printed in bold-face type ............. III Sec. 1, par c
REPORTER-----

  Admission to floor ................................ I Sec. 3, par b, c

  Designation of, by speaker ........................... I Sec. 3, par b
REQUESTS, HOME RULE ................................... IV Sec. 6, par l
RESOLUTIONS-----

  Adjournment ........................................ III Sec. 5, par b

  Concurrent, amending Constitution ................ III Sec. 5, par d,f

  Consideration out of their order .... III Sec. 5, par c, Sec. 7, par e

  Disposition of matters before house ................ III Sec. 5, par b

  Distribution of .................................... III Sec. 5, par a

  Expenditures, calling for .......................... III Sec. 5, par e

  Introduction of original ........................... III Sec. 5, par a

  Impeachment ........................................ III Sec. 5, par b

  Original ......................... II Sec. 3, par a, III Sec. 5, par a

  Order of business ............................... III Sec. 5, par a, b

  Printing bills, etc. ............................... III Sec. 5, par b

  Privileged ......................................... III Sec. 5, par b

  Recall bill from Senate ............................ III Sec. 5, par b

  Recess ............................................. III Sec. 5, par b

  Relating to business of the day .................... III Sec. 5, par b

  Reports of joint legislative committees ............ III Sec. 5, par b

  Returning bill to Senate ........................... III Sec. 5, par b

  Senate concurrent ............................... III Sec. 5, par a, c

  Vote on, requiring copy on desk .................... III Sec. 5, par a
ROLL OF ABSENTEES------

  Limit calling of ..................................... V Sec. 2, par a
RULES COMMITTEE (Also see "COMMITTEES")

  Appointment of ....................................... I Sec. 1, par c

  Chairman of .......................................... I Sec. 1, par c

  Functions of ....................................... IV Sec. 10, par b

  Introduction of bill ...................................... IV Sec. 10

   Member's name included, if requested ............. IV Sec. 10, par a

  Ordering bill or resolution to special order

   of second and third reading ...................... IV Sec. 10, par b

  Reference of bill or resolution to ........................ IV Sec. 10

  Report of:

   Ordering to special order of second

   and third reading ............................... III Sec. 7, par c

   Received at any time .............................. II Sec. 3, par b
RULES OF ASSEMBLY

  Amendment and suspension of ....................................... IX

   Filing of notice ................................................ IX

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SECOND READING OF BILL

  Debate on before advancement, limiting of .......... III Sec. 7, par b

  Second and third reading on same day ............... III Sec. 7, par d
SENATE-----

  Messages from ....................................... II Sec. 3, par b

  Resolutions ........................................ III Sec. 5, par c
SENATORS, Admission to floor ........................... I Sec. 3, par b
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS-----

  Duties of ................................................... I Sec. 4

  Enforcement of rules ........................................ I Sec. 4

  Nomination .......................................... VI Sec. 2, par i

  Removal of member .................................... V Sec. 2, par f
SEXUAL HARASSMENT-----

  Policy on ................................................... I Sec. 5
SPEAKER-----

  Acting ...................................................... I Sec. 2

  Admission to floor, permission of .............. I Sec. 3, par b, c, d

  Amendment of bill to correct error,

   directed by ...................................... III Sec. 1, par e

  Appeal from decision of ................... I Sec. 1, par c subpar (2)

  Appointments by ...................................... I Sec. 1, par c

  Assignment of reason for decision ......... I Sec. 1, par c subpar (2)

  Bills, introduction of, reference

   to committee ..................................... III Sec. 2, par a

  Bills, calling public hearings with

   consent of ............................................... IV Sec. 4

  Breach of privilege, execution of

   judgment of house by ................... I Sec. 1, par c subpar (12)

  Calling member to order for transgression

   of rules ........................................... V Sec. 6, par c

  Calling house to order ............................... I Sec. 1, par b

  Correcting errors in bill .......................... III Sec. 1, par e

  Designation of reporters .................. I Sec. 3, par b subpar (5)

  Engrossing of bills, ordered by .................... III Sec. 8, par b

  Filing committee reports with ....................... IV Sec. 6, par d

  General control of Assembly chamber ......................... I Sec. 3

  Internship Committee, appointed by ........................ IV Sec. 11

  Internal control, adopt rules

   and regulations ........................ I Sec. 1, par c subpar (14)

  Introduction of persons during session .............. I, Sec. 3, par g

  Majority leader, appointed by ............. I Sec. 1, par c subpar (9)

  Nomination ......................................... VI Sec. 2, par. f

  Powers and duties of .................................. I Sec. 1, 3, 4

  Proclaim and determine unanimous consent ........... III Sec. 7, par a

  Reference of bills to committee .................... III Sec. 2, par a

  Change of .......................................... III Sec. 2, par d

  Rules committee, member and chairman of ... I Sec. 1, par c subpar (8)

  Rules of House, enforcement by .............................. I Sec. 4

  Sergeant-at-arms under direction of ......................... I Sec. 4

  Sub-committees created by ................. I Sec. 1, par c subpar (4)

  Temporary, appointment of ................. I Sec. 1, par c subpar (6)

  Vacancy as, Majority Leader to act .......................... I Sec. 2

  Vote by, when required .................... I Sec. 1, par c subpar (7)
SPECIAL ORDER-----

  Consideration of .............................. II Sec. 3, par a, c, d

  Obviate three readings of bill ..................... III Sec. 7, par d
STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES-----

  Bills recommended by, last day

   for introduction ........................................ III Sec. 4
STENOGRAPHER-----

  Duties of .................................................. II Sec. 1

  Making copies of proceedings available to public ........... II Sec. 1

  Nomination .......................................... VI Sec. 2, par h

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TELEVISING, Assembly session ............................... X Sec. 1, 2
THIRD READING, Procedure on .......................... III Sec. 7, par d

   V
VOTE-----

  Abstaining from ...................................... V Sec. 2, par a

  Equal division, question lost ........................ V Sec. 6, par d

  Excuse from, pending explanation ..................... V Sec. 6, par b

  Motion to reconsider ................................ II Sec. 4, par b

  Of absentees ......................................... V Sec. 2, par g

  Of majority and minority leaders

   in committee ............................ I Sec. 1, par c subpar (9)

  Of majority to suspend rules ...................................... IX

  Of committee members for report of bill ............. IV Sec. 2, par d

  Of majority to discharge bill from committee ........ IV Sec. 7, par b

  Of members on question ............................... V Sec. 1, par c

  Of members required to make matter

   special order for a particular day ................ II Sec. 3, par d

  Of speaker, required only to be decisive .. I Sec. 1, par c subpar (7)

  On final passage of bill, reconsideration ........ II Sec. 4, par b, c

  Requiring member to ......................................... V Sec. 2

  Roll calls, making available to public ............... V Sec. 2, par e

  "Slow" roll call ..................................... V Sec. 2, par b

  To decide if quorum is present ....................... V Sec. 2, par f

  Unanimous consent to advance bill or

   entertain motion out of order .................... III Sec. 7, par a