§ 9.74. Discharge from consideration of bill.
(a) General.Sometimes a committee may refuse to report a bill. In such cases, the committee may be discharged from further consideration of the bill. This is done by resolution adopted by a vote of the house having possession of the bill.
(b) Senate.No committee may be discharged from consideration of any measure within 10 legislative days of its reference without unanimous consent of the Senate or after such 10-day period except by a majority vote of all members elected to the Senate.
(c) House.No committee may be discharged from consideration of any measure within 15 days of its reference. After a discharge resolution has been on the calendar at least 1 legislative day, a member who signed it may call up the resolution and the House must proceed to its consideration. No discharge resolution may be considered during the last 6 legislative days of any session of the House. A discharge resolution must be passed by a majority vote of the members elected to the House.
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