RULES OF THE HOUSE
STATE OF HAWAII
THE NINETEENTH STATE LEGISLATURE
(1997-1998)
(As published in the Hawaii Legislators' Handbook, 1997 edition)

PREFACE

I ORGANIZING THE HOUSE

1 Election of Officers; Selection of Party Leaders;
Succession

II OFFICERS, PARTY LEADERS, AND EMPLOYEES

2 The Speaker
3 The Vice Speaker
4 Party Leaders
5 The Clerk
6 Assistant Clerk
7 Invocation
8 Sergeant-at-Arms
9 Assistant Sergeants-at-Arms
10 Officers and Employees: Responsibilities; Salaries

III COMMITTEES

11 Standing Committees: Composition; Chair; Decision-
making; Reports
12 Standing Committees: Description
13 Standing Committees: General Responsibility; Special
Responsibility
14 Special Committee
15 Committee of the Whole
16 Conference Committee
17 Interim Committee
18 Committee on the Journal
18a Advisory Committee on Rules and Procedure
19 Open Committee Meetings

IV SESSIONS; ATTENDANCE

20 Meetings
21 Quorum
22 Attendance
23 Adjournments
24 Extension of Session
25 Special Sessions

V ORDER; DECORUM

26 Questions of Order
27 Decorum: Punishment for Violations
28 Disclosures and Punishment of Members

VIORDER OF BUSINESS

29 Order of Business: General; Order of the Day
30 Order of Business: Special
31 Order of Business: Unfinished Business; Committee
Reports and Message
32 Order of Business: Questions of Priority

VIIBILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

33 Form: Bills, Resolutions, and Amendments
34 Bills: First Reading
35 Bills: Second Reading
36 Bills: Third Reading
37 Bills: Recall from Committee
38 Bills: Certification
39 Bills and Resolutions: Order of Consideration
40 Bills and Other Matters: Special Order of
Consideration
41 Bills: Property of the House
42 Bills: Carryover Bills
43 Bills: Pre-Filing
43a Bills: Corrections of Errors

VIII PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

44 Petitions and Communications: Presentation and
Disposition

IX MOTIONS; DEBATE

45 Motions: Generally
46 Indefinite Postponement
47 Matters Tabled
48 Motions: Previous Question
49 Motions: Reconsideration
50 Debate: Limits

X VOTING

51 Voting: Methods
52 Voting: Rights of Members; Restrictions

XI MISCELLANEOUS

53 Subpoena; Oaths; Witness Fees
54 Public Information
55 Disposition of Records at Adjournment
56 House Administrative and Financial Manual

XII AMENDMENT, SUSPENSION, AND INTERPRETATION OF RULES

57 Rules: Amendment
58 Rules: Suspension
59 Parliamentary Practice


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