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A

absences, 2.01
absent members, call of the House, 2.02
abstracts for payment of money, 7.01
adjournment
     motions for, 3.11
          and motions to reconsider, 3.14
     motions to fix time, 3.10
administrative rulemaking, 4.13
advancing a bill, motion to suspend the rules, 5.02
agriculture finance bill, 4.03
agriculture finance committee, 6.01
agriculture policy committee, 6.01
alcoves, 2.40
amendments, article 3
     after third readings, 1.30
     amendments to, 3.20, 3.21, 3.22
     concurrence with Senate file 1.15
     duplicates of amendments voted down, out of order, 3.35
     entry in journal, 3.01
     exceeding fiscal limits, 4.03
     floor amendments
          constitutional amendments as, 3.23
     germaneness, 3.21, 6.21
     in committee, germaneness, 6.21
     increasing appropriations or taxes, 3.22
     increasing spending, out of order, 4.05
     motions for, 3.10
     prefiling, 3.33
     re-referred bills, 1.30
     technical, prefiling not required, 3.33
     written, 3.01
appropriations
     amendments increasing
          simple majority, 3.22
          when out of order, 4.05
     appropriations to the House, 3.30
     bills (see finance bills)
     roll call vote, 2.03
articles, bills with, 4.01
audio
     recordings of floor proceedings, 2.15
     recordings of meetings, 6.24
authors
     addition, 1.12
     chief author, request/demand to return bill from committee, 4.31
     limit of 35, 1.12
     removal, 1.12
     signatures, 1.10

B

biennium
     committees for, deadlines, 6.02
bills
     changing to resolution, prohibited, 4.02
     copies, 1.10
     form approval, 4.01
     introduction, session deadline for, 1.10
     publication, 1.40
     recall from committees, 4.30
     submitting 24 hours before session, 1.10
blanks, filling in, 1.30, 3.02
boards, appointment of members to, 6.03
bonding bills, 4.12
breach of confidentiality, 6.10
budget of the House (see House budget)
budget reserve and cash flow account, 4.03
budget resolution
     amendment limits when no resolution is in effect, 4.05
     generally, 4.03

C

calendar for the day
     bills from general register, 1.21
     bills on, 1.15
     contents, 1.21
     continuing on, 1.21
     order of business, 1.03
     striking from, 1.21
call of the House, 2.02
     motion for the previous question, 3.13
     motions for, 1.21
call to order, 1.01, 2.30
campaigning activities, 9.05
capital investment bill, 4.03
capital investment committee, 4.03, 4.12, 6.01
censure
     members called to order, 2.30
     offensive words in debate, 2.31
chair, speaker as, 1.01
chamber
     admittance to, 2.40
     control by speaker, 7.01
     leaving or walking across, 2.33
     smoking in, 9.40
chaplain, prayer by, 1.01
chief clerk
     abstracts for payment money, 7.01
     amendments, copies to, 3.01
     audio recordings of floor proceedings, 2.15
     calendar for day, publication, 1.21
     comparison of House and Senate files, 1.15
     duties generally, 7.10
     general register, publication, 1.20
     journal of preceding day, reading, 1.02
     offensive words in debate, reporting, 2.31
     persons by desk during roll call, 2.34
     referrals to divisions, publication, 6.05
     reprinting of amended Senate files, 1.15
civil law and data practices policy committee, 4.16, 6.01
commerce and regulatory reform committee, 6.01
commissions, appointment of members to, 6.03
commitee on... (see heading beginning with key word (e.g., taxes committee))
committee bills, 1.13
committee deadlines
department bills, introduction ten days before first deadline, 1.10
committees (see also names of specific committees)
     announcements, posting, 7.10
     chairs
          charges against budget, approval, 8.10
          referrals to divisions, 6.05
          subcommittee appointments, 6.04
          three-session time limit, 6.02
     conference committees (see conference committees)
     expense budgets, 8.10
     false information furnished, 2.42
     meetings
          audio recordings, 6.24
          during session, 6.20
          in retiring room, restrictions, 2.40
          late night meetings, prohibition, 6.20
          open, 6.21, 6.23
          quorum, 6.21
          scheduling, 6.20
     minutes, 6.21, 6.24
     motions before, order, 3.02
     names of standing committees, 6.01
     re-referrals to, 1.11, 1.30
     recall of bills from, 4.30
     reconsideration, 6.21
     referrals to, 1.11
     reports
          adoption by House, 6.30
          conference committee reports, 1.03, 6.40
          deadline for submission, 6.30
          deadline on House files, 4.30
          fiscal statements in, 4.03
          form, 6.30
          laying over, 6.50
          minority reports, 6.32
          re-referrals to finance committees, 4.30
          re-referred bills, 1.30
          substitution of bills, 6.31
     select committees, reports, order of business, 1.03
     special committees, committee bills, 1.13
     standing committees (see standing committees)
     testimony, 6.22
     time limits to consider bill, 4.31
communications, presenting (see also messages; petitions; reports)
     order of business, 1.01
comparisons, House and Senate files, 1.15
compensation, denial, 9.30
complaints
     conduct of members, 6.10
     open meeting violations, 6.23
conduct
     code, 9.01
     complaints about, 6.10
conference committee reports, 1.03, 6.40
conflicts, joint rules with House rules, 5.05
congressional representatives, admittance to chamber, 2.40
constitutional amendments
     as floor amendments, prohibition, 3.23
     bills proposing, 4.15
contracts, 8.01
controller of the House, 2.15, 7.01, 8.01, 8.20
convening, time of, 1.01
conversations during speeches, 2.33
copies
     amendments, 3.01
     bills for introduction, 1.10
criminal convictions of members, 9.30

D

daily business, generally, article 1
data practices, bills on
     civil law and data practices committee, 4.16
deadlines and time limits
     adjournment, reasons against, 3.11
     calendar. placement of bills on, 1.21
     committees for biennium, 6.02
     committees, consideration of bill, 4.31
     department bills, introduction, 1.10
     ethics committee investigations, 6.10
     leaving office, deadline to vacate office space, 8.02
     motion to place bill on calendar, 1.21
     motion to reconsider, 3.14
     moving the previous question, 3.13
     requests to House to hear finance or tax bills, 1.22
     submitting bills for introduction, 1.10
debate
     members called to order, explanations, 2.30
     motion to suspend rules, 5.01
     offensive words in, 2.31
     questions of order after motion for the previous question, 3.13
     resolutions, notice of intent to debate, 2.21
     roll call votes, discussion prohibited, 2.04
     speaking more than twice on same subject, 2.32
     statement of motion by speaker, 3.01
debt, bills affecting, 4.12
decorum, article 2
definitions, 5.03
department bills, deadline for introduction, 1.10
department heads, admittance to chamber, 2.40
departments and agencies, establishing or reorganizing, 4.13
desk (see chief clerk)
discussion (see debate)
division of a question, 3.03
divisions
     bills referred to, 6.05
     list, 6.01
     meetings, 6.05
     recalling bills from, 4.30
doors, closing, call of the House, 2.02

E

education finance bill, 4.03
education finance committee, 6.01
education innovation policy committee, 6.01
elections, votes on, 2.10
electronic copies
     bills, 1.40
     conference committee reports, 6.40
electronic voting system, 2.10
employees (see House employees)
engrossments
     chief clerk, 7.10
     unofficial, Senate files amended, 1.15
enrollments, chief clerk, 7.10
environment and narural resources finance bill, 4.03
environment and natural resources finance committee, 6.01
equipment, use for campaign activities, 9.05
ethics committee
     code of conduct, 9.01
     complaints about member's conduct, 6.10
     generally, 6.01
     lobbyist, violations by, investigations, 2.42
     open meeting requirement violations, 6.23
     referrals to, cases of accepting honorarium, 9.20
     resolutions by, debate, 2.21
even-numbered years
     budget resolution, 4.03
     designation of bills for calendar, deadline, 1.21
excused members, names, listing, 1.01
excusing from voting
     generally, 2.05
     roll call votes on, 2.03
expenditures of House, reports on, 8.01
expenses, reimbursements, 9.20

F

finance bills
     capital projects, finance bills affecting, 4.12
     combining or separating, 4.03
     consideration at request of ways and means chair, 1.22
     referrals to finance committees, 4.10
     referrals to governmental operations committee, 4.13
     referrals to ways and means committee, 4.03, 4.13
     spending limits for, 4.03
finance committees
     negligible fiscal impact, determination, 4.10
     reconciling finance bills with resolutions, 4.03
first assistant chief clerk, 7.10
first readings of bills
     at introduction, 1.04
     House bills, order of business, 1.03
fiscal calendar
     bills on, during interim, 4.20
     consideration of bills on, 1.22
flag, pledge of allegiance to, 1.01
floor (see chamber)
floor amendments
     constitutional amendments as, 3.23
floor proceedings
     audio recording, 2.15
     generally, article 2
form approval, 4.01
former governors, admittance to chamber, 2.40
former members, lobbying by, 9.35

G

galleries, 2.41, 7.01, 9.40
general fund expenditures and revenues, limits, 4.03
general register
     bills demanded to be returned from committee, 4.31
     bills on
          comparison with Senate files, 1.15
          during interim, 4.20
     committee bills, 1.13
     contents, 1.20
     re-referred bills, 1.30
     recall of bills from committee, 4.30
     ten days on, 1.21
germaneness, 3.21, 6.21
gifts, acceptance by members, 9.20, 9.21
government data practices, bills on
     civil law and data practices committee, 4.16
government operations and elections policy committee, 4.13, 6.01
governor, admittance to chamber, 2.40
guests, seating near rostrum, 2.40

H

health and human services finance bill, 4.03, 4.13
health and human services finance committee, 6.01
health and human services reform committee, 6.01
hearing rooms, 9.40
higher education and career readiness finance bill, 4.03, 4.13
higher education and career readiness finance committee, 6.01
Historical Society (see Minnesota Historical Society)
home detention of members, 9.30
honoraria, acceptance, 9.20
House budget, 8.01
House employees
     acceptance of lodging by, 9.21
     appointments, 8.20
     campaign activities, 9.05
     reassignment, suspension, or discharge, 8.20
     reimbursement of expenses, 8.01
House funds, expenditures, 3.30
House research department, 8.30

I

illness, 2.01
incarceration of House members, 9.30
index clerk, 7.10
interim
     introductions of bills during, 1.14
     return of bills to standing committees, 4.20
introductions of House bills
     committee bills, 1.13
     congratulatory resolutions, exemption, 1.11
     duplicate, 1.10
     first reading, 1.04
     order of business, 1.03
     recess or interim periods, 1.14
     session deadline for introductions, 1.10
     signatures, 1.10
     submitting 24 hours before session, 1.10

J

job growth and energy afffordability finance bill, 4.03, 4.13
job growth and energy afffordability finance committee, 6.01
joint rules
     conflict with House rules, 5.05
     conformity with, 6.30
journal
     amendments, prefiling, 3.33
     entries in, unless withdrawn, 3.01
     errors, correcting, 1.01
     identical Senate and House files, report, 1.15
     index of bills, 7.10
     members present and excused list, 1.01
     reading journal of preceding day, 1.02
     requests/demands to return bill from committee, 4.31
judges, admittance to chamber, 2.40

L

laying on the table, motions, 3.10, 3.12
laying over
     committee reports, 6.50
     resolutions to be debated, 2.21
legacy finance bill, 4.03
legal representation of the House, 8.30
legislative days
     midnight deadline, 1.50
legislative intent
     audio recordings not admissible as evidence, 2.15, 6.24
Legislative Reference Library, 2.15, 6.24
legislative sessions, soliciting contributions during, 9.10
living expenses, 9.30
lobby, 7.01
lobbying
     by former members, 9.35
     compensation for, 9.10
lobbyist
     appearance in committee, 2.42
     false information, 2.42
     registration, 2.42
lobbyists, acceptance of gifts from, 9.21
local government funding of projects, 4.12
lodging, acceptance by member or employee, 9.21
lounges, 9.40

M

majorities      definitions, 5.03
     fifteen members, roll call votes, 2.03
     simple majority
          amendments increasing appropriations or taxes, 3.22
          appropriations to the House, 3.30
          continuation of bills on calendar, 1.21
          lifting call of the House, 2.02
          motion for the previous question, 3.13
          orders of business, advancing or reverting, 1.03
          placement of bills on calendar for day, 1.21
          publication of bill, 1.40
          re-referrals, 1.11, 1.30
          recall of bill from committee, 4.30
          suspending roll call/call of the House, 2.02
     ten members, call of the House, 2.02
     two-thirds majority
          suspension or amendment of rules, 5.01
          urgency, 5.02
     unanimous consent, amendments after third readings, 1.30
majority vote, defined, 5.03
Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure, 5.04
media
     admittance to chamber, 2.40
     alternative media
          notice of use to conduct meetings, 6.20
     equal privileges, 2.41
     passes, 2.41
meditation, time for, 1.01
members
     absent, call of the House, 2.02
     censure, members called to order, 2.30
     conduct, complaints, 6.10
     criminal convictions, 9.30
     excused, names, listing, 1.01
     family members of, admittance to chamber, 2.40
     former members, lobbying by, 9.35
     gifts, acceptance by, 9.20, 9.21
     home detention, 9.30
     incarceration of House, 9.30
     leaving office, deadline to vacate office space, 8.02
     lobbying by former members, 9.35
     present and excused, named in journal, 1.01
     travel, acceptance by, 9.21
memorial resolutions (see resolutions)
memorials
     bills for, 4.14
messages from the Senate, consideration, order of business, 1.03
midnight, meeting past, 1.50, 6.20
mileage, 9.30
Minnesota Historical Society, 2.15, 6.24
minority party caucus, committee assignments, 6.02
money, bills directing payment of (see finance bills)
motions, article 3
     adjournment, when in order, 3.11
     amendments, 3.10
     calendar, placement on, 1.21
     call of the House, 1.21
     division, 3.03
     entry in journal, 3.01
     expenditure of House funds, 3.30
     filling blanks, order of motions, 3.02
     germaneness, 3.21, 6.21
     intent to have voted or voted differently, prohibited after roll call vote, 2.04
     laying on the table, 3.10, 3.12
members called to order, allowing to explain, 2.30
     order of business, 1.03
     order of precedence, 3.10
     out of order during roll call, 2.02
     placement of bill on calendar, 1.21
     postponement, motions for, 3.10
     re-referral of bills demanded to be returned from committee, 4.31
     recall of bill from committee, 4.30
     reconsideration, 3.14
     rescinding, not in order, 3.15
     statement of motion by speaker, 3.01
     striking and inserting, 3.03
     suspension of rules to advance a bill, 5.02
     suspension or amendment of rules, 5.01
     withdrawal, 3.01
motions and resolutions, order of business
     generally, 1.03
     motion to recall bill or resolution, 4.30
     motion to suspend or amend rules, 5.01, 5.02

N

notice
     alternative media, notice of use to conduct meetings, 6.20
     motion to place bill on calendar, 1.21
     resolutions, notice of intent to debate, 2.21
     special committee meetings, 6.20

O

odd-numbered years
     budget resolution, 4.03
     designation of bills for calendar, deadline, 1.21
     request to hear finance or tax bills, deadline, 1.22
offensive words, 2.31
officers, article 7
offices
     smoking in, 9.40
     vacating, 8.02
omnibus capital investment bill, 4.03
omnibus tax bill, 4.03
online bills,
1.40
oral amendments, 3.01
order of business, 1.03

P

parliamentary procedure, 5.04
party caucuses
     meetings, 6.21
     minority caucus, committee assignments, 6.02
passing, motions for, 3.10
permits, 2.40
petitions, order of business, 1.03
pledge of allegiance, 1.01
political contributions, soliciting, 9.10
postponement, motions for, 3.10
prayer, 1.01
prefiling
     amendments, 3.33
     bills, 1.14
presiding officer
     order of consideration of bills on calendar for the day, 1.21
     speaker (see speaker)
press
     admittance to chamber, 2.40
     passes, 2.41
previous question, motions for, 3.10, 3.13
privacy, ethics complaints, 6.10
property tax and local government finance division, 6.01
public safety and security finance bill, 4.03
public safety and security policy and finance committee, 6.01
putting the question, 2.33, 3.02, 3.21

Q

questions
     division, 3.03
     putting the question, 2.33, 3.02, 3.21

R

re-referrals
     bonding bills, 4.12
     government powers, bills on, 4.13
     majority vote, 1.30
recall of bills from committee or division, 4.30
recess (see interim)
recognition by speaker, 2.20
reconsideration, 3.14, 6.21
referrals
     finance bills, 4.10
     motions for, 3.10
regular session
     budget limits effective during, 4.03
reporting of bills, 1.04
reports of standing committees (see also standing committees)
     order of business, 1.03
resolutions
     authors, limit of 35, 1.12
     budget resolution, 4.03
     changing to bill, prohibited, 4.02
     congratulatory, 1.11, 4.02
     entry in journal, 3.01
     expenditure of House funds, 3.30, 4.02
     finance and revenue bills, budget limits, 4.03
     form approval, 4.01
     introduction, 1.10
     joint resolutions
          form of bill required, 4.02
          notice of intent to debate, 2.21
     memorial resolutions
          authors, limit of 35, 1.12
          contents constituting memorial, 4.02
          notice of intent to debate, exceptions, 2.21
          votes not required, 2.05
     moving the previous question, 3.13
     notice of intent to debate resolution, 2.21
     order of business, 1.03
re-referrals, 1.30
recall from committees, 4.30
requiring signature of governor
     form of bill required, 4.02
notice of intent to debate, 2.21
     specific funds, budget limits for, 4.03
retiring room, 2.40, 9.40
revenue bills (see also finance bills; tax bills)
     capital projects, revenue bills affecting, 4.12
     combining by ways and means committee, prohibited, 4.03
     consideration at request of tax committee chair, 1.22
     house origin, 4.11
     spending limits for, 4.03
revisor of statutes, form approval, 4.01
roll call votes
     amendments increasing appropriations or taxes, 3.22
     committees, 6.21
     electronic system not used during roll call votes, 2.10
     explanations of votes, 2.04
     persons by chief clerk's desk during, 2.34
     when required, 2.03
roll call, of members
     at start of business, 1.01
     call of the House, 2.02
rostrum, seating of guests near, 2.40
rules and legislative administration committee
     amendments to rules, 5.01
     bills proposing memorials, 4.14
     campaign activities, 9.05
     chair, 6.02
     chair, temporary speaker, 7.02
     code of conduct, 9.01
     committee budgets, 8.10
     committee reports, 6.30
     constitutional amendments, 4.15
     employee vacancies, filling, 8.20
     expenditure of House funds, 3.30
     generally, 6.01
     House budget, approval, 8.01
     meetings during session, 6.20
     prefiling requirement for amendments, waiving or extending, 3.33
     reports, timing, 1.03
     resolutions by, 2.21
     second readings, 1.21
rules of the House
     amending, 5.01
          motions to amend, 3.12
          prefiling, 3.33
     conflict with joint rules, 5.05
     suspending, 5.01

S

seats
     keeping, 2.20
     voting, 2.10
second readings
     amendments after, increasing spending, 4.05
     bills demanded to be returned from committee, 4.31
     general register, 1.20
     order of business, 1.03
     publication of bills after, 1.40
     re-referred bills, 1.30
select committees, reports, order of business, 1.03
Senate
          amendments to House bills, concurrence, 1.15
     bills
          amendments, unofficial engrossment, 1.15
          disposition, 1.15
          referral for comparison, 1.15
          second readings, order of business, 1.03
          substitution, 4.05
     members
          admittance to chamber, 2.40
          presence in retiring room, 2.40
     messages from
          order of business, 1.03
          passage of bills, 1.15
sergeant at arms
     call of the House, 2.02
     chief sergeant at arms, media passes, 2.41
     clearing alcoves, 2.40
     duties generally, 7.20
     office of sergeant, filling, 7.01
     office space, providing to members, 8.02
     retiring room, 2.40
sessions
     legislative sessions, soliciting campaign contributions during, 9.10
     regular session
          budget limits effective during, 4.03
     televising, 2.41
signatures
     authors of bills, 1.10
     committee chairs, committee reports, 6.30
     controller of the House, 7.01
singular and plural, 5.03
smoking, 9.40
speaker
     amendments exceeding fiscal limits, 4.03
     call to order, 1.01, 2.30
     committee meeting schedules, 6.20
     committee procedures, 6.21
     complaints to, open meeting violations, 6.23
     contract approvals, 8.01
     duties generally, 7.01
     emergency committee meetings, authorizing, 2.40
     excusing members, call of the House, 2.02
     members' conduct toward, 2.33
     noon Friday meetings of standing committees, approval, 6.20
     notice to, motion to place bill on calendar, 1.21
     oral amendments, permitting, 3.01
     permission for absence, 2.01
     recognition by, 2.20
     referrals to committees, 1.11
     rostrum, seating of guests near, 2.40
signature, 7.01
statement of motion before debate, 3.01
successor to, 7.02
     vacancies, 7.01
speaker emeritus, 7.06
speaker pro tempore, 7.05
special committees, committee bills, 1.13
special session, motions to recall bill from committee, 4.30
standing committees (see also committees)
     chairs, three-session limit, 6.02
     committee bills, 1.13
     list, 6.01
     minority members, 6.02
     noon Friday meetings, 6.20
     referrals to, Senate bills, 1.15
     reports of (see also committees, reports)
     order of business, 1.03
     return of bills during interim, 4.20
state government finance bill, 4.03
state government finance committee, 6.01 8.01
strike and insert, motions, 3.03
subcommittees, 6.04, 6.24
substitution of Senate files, 1.15
support for motions, moving the previous question, 3.13

T

tables of contents in bills, 4.01
tabling (see laying on the table)
tabling, motions, 3.10, 3.12
talking, 2.33
tape recordings, floor proceedings, 2.15
tax
     defined, 4.10
tax bills (see also revenue bills)
     consideration at request of tax committee chair, 1.22
     omnibus tax bill, 4.03
taxes committee
     budget resolution duties, 4.03
     chair, request to hear finance bills, 1.22
     generally, 6.01
     referrals to, 4.10
taxes, amendments increasing, 3.22
television
     alternative media, notice of use to conduct meetings, 6.20
television stations, 2.41
third readings
     requirement, 1.04
titles, amendments, after third reading, 1.30
transportation finance bill, 4.03
transportation finance committee, 6.01
transportation and reginal governance policy committee, 6.01
transportation projects, 4.12
travel
     acceptance by members or employees, 9.21
travel expenses, mileage, 9.30
trunk highway fund capital projects, 4.12

U

unanimous consent, to amendments after third reading, 1.30
unions, acceptance of gifts from, 9.21
United States of America, flag, pledge of allegiance, 1.01
unofficial engrossments, 1.15
urgency, 5.02

V

vacancies, 7.01
veterans affairs division, 6.01
vote of the House, defined, 5.03
votes
     calendar for day, placement on, 1.21
     changing, prohibited during roll call votes, 2.04
     electronic voting system, 2.10
     immediate interest in a question, 2.05
     required unless excused, 2.05
roll call votes (see roll call votes)
     voting, article 2

W

ways and means committee
     budget resolution, 4.03
     chair, request to hear finance bills, 1.22
     fiscal statements on bills, 4.03
     generally, 6.01
     limits for major money bills, 4.03
     negligible effect on debt obligations, determinations, 4.12
     negligible fiscal effect, determination, 4.10
     referrals of finance bills to, 4.10
wells, media representatives in, 2.41
withdrawal of amendments or other motions, 3.01
withdrawal of bills, House files identical with Senate files, 1.15

              

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