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ARTICLE IV - BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

4.13 BILLS AFFECTING STATE GOVERNMENT POWERS AND STRUCTURE. The Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy has jurisdiction over a House or Senate bill that:

(a) establishes or reestablishes a department, agency, commission, board, task force, advisory committee or council, or bureau, or other like entity;

(b) delegates rulemaking authority to, or exempts from rulemaking, a department or agency of state government; or

(c) substantially changes the organization of a department or agency of state government or substantially changes, vests or divests the official rights, powers, or duties of an official, department or agency of state government or an institution under its control.

Except as otherwise provided in this Rule and Rule 1.15, a bill that is within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy must be referred to that Committee before it receives its second reading. A committee or division (other than the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy) reporting such a bill must recommend its re-referral to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy if reporting before the deadline for action on the bill by that Committee; if reporting after the deadline, the committee or division must recommend re-referral to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

The re-referral requirements of this Rule do not apply to a bill if the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy already has approved the bill or the substance of the matter that otherwise would require re-referral under this Rule. The Chair of the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy shall advise the Speaker on the application of this Rule and may determine whether or not a bill must be referred to the Committee under this Rule.

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