Rule 4.5. Quorum call; record vote
A. A quorum call to ascertain whether or not a quorum is present shall be in order at any time except when a member has the floor.
B. When a member of the House requests a quorum call, the presiding officer shall direct the Clerk to open the voting machine for a roll call. If fifty-three members answer such roll call, a quorum shall be deemed to be present. The same roll call procedure, to determine the presence of a quorum, shall be followed as the first order of business in the Morning Hour.
C. At the request of twenty-one members of the House prior to any vote, the presiding officer shall direct the Clerk to lock the voting machine of any member who does not answer such quorum call. A machine which is locked as a result thereof shall remain locked until the motion or motions subject to the previous question or previous question on the entire subject matter are disposed of, or until the Clerk is notified that the member has returned to the House Chamber. After such voting machines are locked, each vote on any subsequent motion or motions subject to the previous question or the previous question on the entire subject matter shall be a record vote.
Mason's Manual: Sec. 504 and 505(3)
HR 3, 1973; HR 5, 1981; HR 1, 1989; HR 45, 1998, eff. May 20, 1998.