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									                          CHAPTER 22



                       Calendars

      A. Introductory
              § 1. Calendars of the House
              § 2. Union and House Calendars

      B. Consent   Calendar
             § 3.  In General
             § 4.  When in Order
             § 5.  Calling Measures on the Calendar
             § 6.  Precedence Over Other House Business
             § 7.  Measures Qualified for the Calendar
             § 8.  Objection to or Passing Over Measures on the Cal-
                     endar
              § 9. Debate; Amendment of Measures

      C. Private Calendar; Private Bills
              § 10. In General
              § 11. Calling Up
              § 12. Objections; Disposition
              § 13. Consideration, Debate, and Amendment
              § 14. Private Bills and House-Senate Relations




Commentary and editing by David Paul Bird, J.D.

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                               INDEX TO PRECEDENTS

Adversely reported measures, refer-           Five-minute rule, debate under—
  ral of, to calendar, § 1.1                      Cont.
Amendment to private bill                       for amendments to private bills, § 13.2
  debate on, under five-minute rule,            for consideration of Consent Calendar
     §§ 13.2, 13.4, 13.5                          bills, §§ 9.3, 9.4
  germaneness of amendment adding             Laying on the table
     general language §§ 13.7, 13.8             of measures called on Consent Cal-
Bills improperly referred                         endar, § 5.12
  transfer to proper calendar, § 1.2          Motion to strike enacting clause
Calendar Wednesday                              of omnibus private bill, §§ 13.10, 13.11
                                              Objections
  consideration of private bills on,
     § 11.10                                    by Speaker, to Consent Calendar
                                                  measure, § 8.5
Call of Consent Calendar
                                                reservation of, to Consent Calendar
  change of day by House resolution,              measure, § 8.4
     § 4.3                                      to Consent Calendar measure, as un-
  change of day by unanimous consent,             timely, §§ 8.1–8.3
     § 4.1                                    Official objectors
  dispensing with, § 4.2                        appointment of, for Private Calendar,
  Speaker’s discretion as to recognition          § 12.2
     during, § 5.5                              Consent Calendar criteria, § 7.4
Committee of the Whole, House as in             replacement of, for Private Calendar,
  consideration of Consent Calendar in,           § 12.3
     §§ 9.1, 9.2                                restoring measure by consulting with,
Conference report                                 § 12.12
  precedence over Consent Calendar,           Omnibus private bills
     § 6.2                                      passed over by unanimous consent,
  precedence over Private Calendar,               §§ 12.4, 12.5
     § 11.12                                    precedence of, §§ 11.3, 11.4
Consent Calendar, consideration of              resolving into individual bills, § 14.1
  advance notice of amendments, § 9.6           tabling part of, § 14.3
                                                validity and consideration of, § 13.1
  five-minute rule, § 9.3, 9.4
                                              Passing over without prejudice
  in House as in Committee of the
                                                Consent Calendar, §§ 8.6, 8.7
     Whole, § 9.1, 9.2
                                                private bills, § 12.6
  offering amendments, § 9.5
                                              Point of order as to Consent Cal-
  raising point of order against, § 9.9           endar
  striking enacting clause, § 9.8               timeliness of, § 9.9
District Monday                               Precedence of Consent Calendar
  consideration of private bills on, § 11.9     over unfinished business, § 6.1
Five-minute rule, debate under                Private bills
  extending on omnibus private bills,           amendment of, under five-minute rule,
     §§ 13.4, 13.5                                § 13.2

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Private bills—Cont.                        Recommittal—Cont.
 consideration of, by special order,         restoring bill to Consent Calendar
    §§ 11.5, 11.6                              after, § 5.8
 consideration of, by unanimous con-       Replacing measure on Consent Cal-
    sent, § 11.7                             endar in subsequent session, § 5.6
 consideration of, with Senate amend-      Reservation of objection
    ment, § 14.6                             to Consent Calendar bill, § 8.4
 consideration on Calendar Wednesday,        to private bills, §§ 12.8, 12.9
    § 11.10                                Restoring bill to Consent Calendar
 consideration on District Monday,           by unanimous consent, § 5.9
    § 11.9                                   by vacating previous proceedings,
 extending time for debate of, §§ 13.4,        §§ 5.10, 5.11
    13.5                                   Seven-day requirement for Private
 motion to strike enacting clause in,        Calendar measures, § 12.1
    §§ 13.10–13.12                         Special order
 nongermane amendments, §§ 13.7, 13.8        consideration of private bill by, §§ 11.5,
 passing over without prejudice, § 12.6        11.6
 pro forma amendments, §§ 13.13–13.17      Striking bill from Consent Calendar
 recommitting by unanimous consent,          by unanimous consent, § 5.7
    Sec.§ 12.7                             Striking enacting clause of Consent
 rescinding passage, § 12.17                 Calendar bill, § 9.8
 rescinding reference to Court of          Superseding Consent Calendar by
    Claims, § 12.16                          unanimous consent, § 6.3
 reservation of objection, §§ 12.8, 12.9   Suspension of Consent Calendar for
 transferral to Union Calendar, § 12.18      other business, § 4.2
 unanimous consent to address the          Three-legislative-days requirement
    House, § 13.3                            Consent Calendar bill, § 8.4
 withdrawal of committee amendments          waiver of objection, § 5.2
    to, § 13.9                               waiver of objection by unanimous con-
Private bills, Senate, consideration           sent, §§ 5.3, 5.4
    of                                     Timeliness of point of order against
 by resolution, §§ 14.2, 14.6                Consent Calendar bill, § 9.9
 by unanimous consent, §§ 14.4, 14.5       Unanimous consent
Pro forma amendments to private              addressing the House on private bills
 bills, §§ 13.13–13.17                         by, § 13.3
Public bills on Consent Calendar             consideration of private bills by, § 11.7
 providing for payment to a class, § 7.3     passing over omnibus private bills by,
 providing for payment to foreign sub-         §§ 12.4, 12.5
    jects, §§ 7.1, 7.2                       Private Calendar, transfer of, by § 11.8
Recommittal                                  recommitting private bills by, § 12.7
 of amended bill on Consent Calendar,        restoring bill to Consent Calendar by,
    § 9.7                                      § 5.9
 of private bills by unanimous consent,      restoring bill to Private Calendar by,
    § 12.7                                     § 12.13

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Unanimous consent—Cont.                    Unfinished business
 restoring recommitted bill to Private
   Calendar by, §§ 12.14, 12.15              precedence of Consent Calendar over,
 striking bill from Consent Calendar by,       § 6.1
   § 5.7
 superseding Consent Calendar by, § 6.3      Private Calendar as, § 11.13




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                                Calendars


                           A. INTRODUCTORY

§ 1. Calendars             of     the     (3) a Calendar of the Committee
  House                                   of the Whole House for private
                                          bills.(2)
  There are five legislative cal-           Favorably reported bills are re-
endars in the House of Represent-         ferred to a calendar by the Speak-
atives. They are: (1) the Calendar        er. Bills adversely reported from a
of the Committee of the Whole             committee are laid on the table
House on the state of the Union           unless request is made by the
(Union Calendar); (2) the House           committee at the time or by a
Calendar; (3) the Calendar of the         Member within three days that
Committee of the Whole House              they be referred to a calendar.(3)
(Private Calendar); (4) the Con-          And bills favorably reported and
sent Calendar; and (5) the Cal-           referred to either the House or
endar of Motions to Discharge             Union Calendars may be placed
                                          on the Consent Calendar under a
Committees.(1) Rule XIII provides
                                          notice procedure at the request of
that there shall be three cal-
                                          any Member.(4)
endars for the reference of bills re-
ported from committees: (1) a Cal-          A point of order (5) may be
                                          raised that a bill is on the wrong
endar of the Committee of the
                                          calendar when it is called up for
Whole House on the state of the
                                          consideration.(6) However, such a
Union for ‘‘. . . bills raising rev-
                                          point of order comes too late when
enue, general appropriation bills,
                                          consideration of a bill in question
and bills of a public character di-       has begun.(7)
rectly or indirectly appropriating
money or property’’; (2) a House           2. Rule XIII clause 1, House Rules and
Calendar for ‘‘. . . bills of a public        Manual § 742 (1981).
character not raising revenue nor          3. Rule XIII clause 2, House Rules and
directly or indirectly appro-                 Manual § 744 (1981).
priating money or property’’; and          4. Rule XIII clause 4, House Rules and
                                              Manual § 746 (1981).
 1. The calling up of motions to dis-      5. Generally, see Ch. 31, infra.
    charge committees is treated in Ch.    6. 6 Cannon’s Precedents §§ 746, 747.
    18, supra.                             7. 7 Cannon’s Precedents § 856.

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