Chapter 25 - Standing Order No 152 - Legislative Assembly amendments to bill originated in the Council
Standing Order No. 152
Legislative Assembly amendments to bills originated in the Council
- When a bill has been returned from the Assembly with amendments, the message and the amendments will be printed and a time fixed for taking them into consideration in committee of the whole either forthwith, at a later time, or this day 6 months.
- Amendments made by the Assembly may be agreed to with or without amendment, or disagreed to, or the consideration of them postponed, or the bill ordered to be laid aside.
- An amendment may not be proposed to an amendment of the Assembly that is not relevant to it, and an amendment may not be moved to the bill unless it is relevant to, or consequent upon, the acceptance, amendment or rejection of an Assembly amendment.
- When amendments made by the Assembly have been agreed to by the Council without amendment, a message will be sent informing the Assembly accordingly.
- If Assembly amendments have been agreed to with amendments, the bill will be returned with a schedule of those amendments, and a message requesting the concurrence of the Assembly.
- If Assembly amendments have been disagreed to, the bill may be laid aside, or it may be again sent to the Assembly, with a message requesting its reconsideration.
- When a bill is returned to the Assembly with amendments made by the Assembly disagreed to, the message accompanying the bill must also contain reasons for the Council not agreeing to the amendments proposed by the Assembly.
- The reasons will be drawn up by a committee appointed (on motion without notice) for that purpose when the House adopts the report of the committee of the whole disagreeing to the amendments, or may be adopted by motion at that time.
- When amendments have been made by the Council on the amendments of the Assembly, a schedule of those amendments will be prepared, certified by the Clerk, and accompany the bill.
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