HOUSE RULES printer-friendly version | print all rules
XIV. SUSPENSION OF THE RULES
Section 111. Authority to Move. Only the Committee on Rules can move for the suspension of the rules.
Section 112. Vote Requirement. A vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the Members present, there being a quorum, is required to suspend any rule.
Section 113. Interruption of Motion. When a motion to suspend the rules is pending, one (1) motion to adjourn may be entertained. If the latter is lost, no similar motion shall be entertained until the vote is taken on the motion to suspend the rules.
Section 114. Debate; Effect of Suspension.A motion to suspend the rules for the passage of a measure may be debated on for one (1) hour, which shall be divided equally between those in favor and those against.
The House shall proceed to consider the measure after voting to suspend the rules. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Members present, there being a quorum, shall be necessary for the passage of said measure.
SOURCE: Committee on Rules