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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 25, 2019 11:42 AM
From: Representative Pamela A. DeLissio
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution 13 – Rules Reform: Allowing any legislation with 20 cosponsors from each party to get a committee vote
In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution that will ensure that any bill that gets 20 co-sponsors from each party will receive a committee vote to advance the bill to the House Floor.

This resolution is one in a package of proposed rules changes being promoted by Fair Districts PA.

Specifically, this resolution allows any bill that receives at least 20 co-sponsors from the majority party and 20 co-sponsors from the minority party to be designated as a Priority Bill upon the written request of one of the majority co-sponsors and one of the minority co-sponsors. Within three legislative days the bill must receive a vote in committee, without being re-referred to another committee, to report the bill to the House floor.

A vote on reporting the bill can be deferred for up to three additional legislative days for the purpose of holding a public hearing on the bill. Once the Priority Bill is reported from committee it will receive first consideration and be positioned for second and third consideration votes.

Again, my resolution is one in a package of resolutions promoted by Fair Districts PA. Your consideration and support would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions regarding this resolution, please contact me at PDeLissio@pahouse.net or by telephone at 717-783-4945.

Introduced as HR13