Rule 8.15. Consideration of the General Appropriation Bill
A. The consideration, in a regular session, of the General Appropriation Bill on final passage shall not occur until no fewer than three legislative days have intervened after the bill has been ordered engrossed.
B. In addition to the provisions in House Rule 7.11 regarding conference committee reports, a vote on the report of the conference committee on the General Appropriation Bill shall not occur until no fewer than forty-eight hours have intervened after the report has been received by the House from the conference committee. The Clerk shall cause an unofficial enrollment of the bill and a summary thereof to be typed to include and reflect the conference committee report. The unofficial enrollment of the bill shall indicate or highlight in an appropriate manner any language being changed in or added to the bill by the conference committee report. The summary shall include and indicate any language being removed from the bill by the conference committee report. Such unofficial enrollment and summary shall be presented to the House at least twenty-four hours prior to a vote by the House on such conference committee report.
C. The requirements contained in Paragraph B may be waived by a majority vote of the elected members of the House.
HR 5, 1991; HR 3, 1995.