Amendment #37 to H.2013

Non-Controversial Calendar

Representatives Jones of North Reading and Winslow of Norfolk move that the bill be amended inserting after proposed Rule 42A the following rule:-

“Rule 42A. The Speaker, in consultation with the Minority Leader, may cause to be prepared a noncontroversial calendar consisting of bills from the Calendar to be prepared by the Clerk under a separate heading. A bill on the noncontroversial calendar shall be called up for debate by the Speaker, in consultation with the Minority Leader, within three legislative days after it appears on the noncontroversial calendar. A bill shall be stricken from the noncontroversial calendar if a written objection to the bill is filed with the Clerk prior to the time the bill is called up for debate. Debate on a bill from the noncontroversial calendar shall be limited to ten minutes. If debate exceeds ten minutes, the bill shall be stricken from the noncontroversial calendar and returned to the Calendar.”.