Chapter 25 - Standing Order No 159 - Lapsed bills
Standing Order No. 159
(1) A bill which lapses by reason of a prorogation before it has reached its final stage may be proceeded with in the next session at the stage it has reached in the preceding session, if a periodic election for the Council has not taken place between the two sessions, under the following conditions:
(3) If a motion for restoration of a bill to the Notice Paper is not agreed to, the bill may be introduced and proceeded with in the ordinary manner.
(a) If the bill is in the possession of the House in which it originated, not having been sent to the other House, or, if sent, then returned by message, it may be proceeded with by resolution of the House in which it is, restoring it to the Notice Paper.
(b) If the bill is in possession of the House in which it did not originate it may be proceeded with by resolution of the House in which it is, restoring it to the Notice Paper, but such resolution may not be passed unless a message has been received from the House in which it originated, requesting that its consideration be resumed.
(2) A bill so restored to the Notice Paper may be proceeded with in both Houses as if its passage had not been interrupted by a prorogation, and, if finally passed, may be presented to the Governor for assent.
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