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      HRULE 15.4     


Rule 15.4.  Meetings; notice; quorum; vote; oath

A.  All meetings of the Select Committee on Discipline and Expulsion shall be held in the House Chamber.  Notice of meetings, insofar as practicable, shall be given in accordance with applicable rules of the House of Representatives governing notice of meetings of standing committees during legislative sessions.

B.  A majority of the total members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.  The affirmative vote of a majority of the committee members shall be required for actions of the committee.

C.  Prior to consideration of any resolution referred to the select committee or undertaking any business in connection therewith, except establishing a quorum, the members of the select committee shall subscribe to the following oath, which shall be administered by the Clerk or, in his absence, by a person qualified to administer oaths selected by the chairman:

"I do solemnly swear (affirm) that in all things pertaining to the matters referred to this select committee and contained in House Resolution No. _______ of __________, I will do impartial justice according to the constitution and laws.  I do solemnly swear that I will support the constitution and laws of the United States and of this state, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as a member of the House Select Committee on Discipline and Expulsion in the aforesaid matter, according to the best of my ability and understanding, so help me God."

Mason's Manual:  Sec. 500 and 510

HR 4, 1st Ex. Sess., 1986.

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