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h_sa_2016a_2016-04-13t11:38:48z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/13/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HCR16-1001



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Concurrent Resolution 16-1001 indef

Refer House Concurrent Resolution 16-1001 to the C
PASS

FAIL







01:03 PM -- HCR16-1001



Representative Lundeen, sponsor, presented House Concurrent Resolution 16-1001 to the committee. This resolution refers a ballot question to voters changing the operations of the state legislature. The referred measure will appear on the ballot for the election to be held November 8, 2016. If approved by voters, the measure:



• decreases the length of the regular session of the state legislature from 120 days each year to 90 in even-numbered years and to 60 days in odd-numbered years;



• limits the number of bills and resolutions that a legislator may introduce to two bills and two resolutions in any regular legislative session, excluding bills for appropriations, bills recommended by legislative committees, and resolutions dealing with adjournment and transactions of business between the House and Senate;



• allows both chambers of the legislature to create a restrictive process to authorize an exemption from the specified bill and resolution limits; and



• implements a biennial state budget cycle beginning in FY 2018-19 and specifies the process for considering the general appropriation bill. The process includes the Joint Budget Committee dividing the appropriations bill by subject matter for consideration by the committees of reference in each chamber. Committees may not increase funding for any agency or institution.



Representative Lundeen provided a handout on the resolution's proposed timeline (Attachment F).



16HouseState0413AttachF.pdf16HouseState0413AttachF.pdf



01:08 PM



Committee members discussed the resolution with Representative Lundeen.



Representative Lundeen wrapped up his presentation of the resolution. Committee members commented on the resolution.

BILL: HCR16-1001
TIME: 01:13:05 PM
MOVED: Humphrey
MOTION: Refer House Concurrent Resolution 16-1001 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Leonard
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HCR16-1001
TIME: 01:13:30 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone House Concurrent Resolution 16-1001 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







01:14 PM



The committee adjourned.




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