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6 owns, publishes, or is employed by such newspaper or period-

7 ical{ which in the ordinary course of business publishes news

8 items, editorials, or other comments, or paid advertisements,

9 which directly or indirectly urge the passage or defeat of a

10 proposition, if such newspaper, periodical, or individual en-

11 gages in no further or other activities in connection with the

12 passage or defeat of such a proposition, other than to appear

13 before a committee of the convention in support of or in op-

14 position to such a proposition.

1.5 3. Each person registered according to these provisions

] 6 shall be issued an identification badge containing the lobby-

17 ist's name and whom he represents, to be worn at all times

18 when engaged in the activities regulated by this Rule.

19 D. Reports and Statements Under Oath. All reports and

20 statements required under this Rule shall be made under

21 oath, before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths.

22 E. Written Charges, Public Hearings, Notice. It shall be in

23 order at any time when the convention is in session for writ-

24 ten charges to be made by any delegate that a violation of

25 this Rule has occurred. All such charges shall be referred to

26 the Committee on Rules, Credentials and Ethics. The clerk,

27 through the sergeant-at-arms, shall serve a copy of said writ-

28 ten charge on the accused violator. The written charge shall

29 notify the accused of the nature of the charge and his right

30 to a public hearing. The committee shall hold a public hear-
"1 ing within five days from service of said charge on the ac-
"'^ cused violator. The committee shall report its findings and

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Constitutional Convention of Louisiana of 1973

COMMITTEE RESOLUTION NUMBER 7

Introduced by Delegate Stovall, Chairman, on behalf

of the Committee on Rules, Credentials, and

Ethics, and Delegates Amette, Bel, Bollinger,

Come, Elkins, McDaniel, Mire, Singletary,

Velazquez, and Warren

A RESOLUTION
Relative to amending the Standing Rules of the Constitutional

Convention to provide for submission of minority

proposals.

WHEREAS, the Standing Rules are presently silent

on the procedure, or form, by which a minority proposal

may be introduced and considered; and

WHEREAS, it seems desirable to do so to achieve

uniformity and clarity of style In minority proposals

to the proposals reported by the substantive committees.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 40.1 is
adopted to read as follows:

Rule No. 40.1. Introduction of Minority Committee
Proposals. Notwithstanding any rule previously adopted by
this convention, one or more members of a committee may
Introduce a proposal representing the views of the
minority. A proposal introduced by a minority of any
committee may designate that it is Introduced by del-
egates reflecting a minority view of the members of the
committee and which in the caption of each such proposal
shall state "Introduced by Minority Delegate(s) ".



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COMMITTEE RESOLUTION No. 8—

Introduced by Delegate Stovall, Chairman, on behalf of
the Committee on Rules, Credentials and Ethics, and Del-
egates Arnette, Bel, Bollinger, Corne. Elkins, McDaniel,
Mire, Singletary. Velazquez, and Warren:
A RESOLUTION
Amending Rule No. 40 of the Standing Rules of the Consti-
tutional Convention to clarify the requirement that each
Lommittee proposal shall bear the signature of a major-
ity of the members of the committee.

BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 40 of the Standing Rules
of the Constitutional Convention is hereby amended and re-
adopted to read as follows:

Rule No. 40. Introduction of Committee Proposals. Com-
mittee proposals prepared and approved by the several com-
mittees of the convention prior to July 5, 1973, shall consti-
tute the first proposals to be introduced in the Convention
and shall be introduced by the chairman of each committee
or his designee and shall bear the names of a majority of
the members of the committee. These proposals as far as
completed shall be mailed to all Convention delegates on or
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Constitutional Convention of Louisiana of 1973
COMMITTEE RESOLUTION NUMBER 8

Introduced by Delegate Stovall, Chairman, on behalf of the
Committee on Rules, Credentials and Ethics, and Del-
egates Arnette, Bel, Bollinger, Corne, Elkins, McDaniel.
Mire, Singletary, Velazquez, and Warren
A RESOLUTION
Amending Rule No. 40 of the Standing Rules of the Consti-
tutional Convention to clarify the requirement that
each committee proposal shall bear the signature of a
majority of the members of the committee.
BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 40 of the Standing Rules of
the Constitutional Convention is hereby amended and readopted
Co read as follows:

Rule No. 40. Introduction of Committee Proposals.
Committee proposals prepared and approved by the several
committees of the convention prior to July 5, 1973, shall
constitute the first proposals to be introduced in the
Convention and shall be introduced by the chairman of
each committee or his designee and shall bear the names
of those delegates voting for each such proposal, which
In each case shall be at least a majority of the members
of the conffllctee. These proposals as far as completed
shall be mailed to all Convention delegates on or before
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COMMITTEE RESOLUTION No. 9—

Introduced by Delegate Stovall, Chairman, on behalf of
the Committee on Rules, Credentials and Ethics, and Dele-
gates Arnette, Bel, Bollinger, Corne, Elkins, Flory, Haynes,
McDaniel, Mire, Sandoz, Shannon, Singletary, Stagg, Velaz-
quez and Warren:

A RESOLUTION
To adopt standing rules to regulate the use of duplicating
equipment and the distribution of materials to delegates
while in session.

WHEREAS, delegates to the Constitutional Convention
while in discussion during sessions have been interrupted
by the distribution of numerous loose-leaf communications
in duplicated form from unidentified sources, some of which
have been prepared on convention equipment; and

WHEREAS, for purposes of open-minded debate and or-
derly discussion while in session, the delegates desire dis-
closure of all informational sources and maintenance of
proper decorum on the floor of the convention; and

WHEREAS, delegates to the Constitutional Convention
are vitally interested in controlling the u.se and cost of dup-
licating equipment and materials.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 90 is
adopted to read as follows :

Rule 90. Duplication and Distribution of Materials. Only
material pertinent to the business of the convention may be
duplicated on equipment owned, rented, or otherwise op-
erated, under the auspices of the Constitutional Convention.
All materials which are placed on the desk of convention
delegates must bear the name of the person, or persons, or
organizations responsible for the preparation and distribu-
tion of the material. Duplication and distribution of all ma-
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terials shall be supervised by the chairman of the conven-
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The chairman of the convention or a majority of the
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COMMITTEE RESOLUTION No. 9—

Introduced by Delegate Stovall, Chairman, on behalf of the
Committee on Rules. Credentials and Ethics, and Delegates
Arnette Eel. Bollinger, Corne Elkins. Flory. Haynes. Mc-
Daniel Mire, Sandoz. Shannon. Singletary. Stagg. Velazquez,
and Warren :

A RESOLUTION
Til adopt standing rules to re;.;ulate the use of duplicatin;,-
'■(liiipment and the distriuution of materials to delegates
while in session.
WHEREAS, delegates to the Constitutional Convention
while in discussion during sessions have been intorruped by
the distribution of numerous loose-leaf communications in
duplicated form from unidentified sources, some of which
have been prepared on convention equipment; and

WHEREAS, for purposes of open-minded debate and
orderly discussion while in .session, the delegates desire
de-'.losure of all informational sources and maintenance of
proper decorum on the floor of the convention : and

WHEREAS, delegates to the Constitutional Convention
are vitally interested in controlling the use and cost of dupli-
cating equipment and materials.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 91 is
adopted to read as follows :

Kule 91. Duplication and Distribution of Materials
.A. Only material pertinent to the business of the conven-
tion may be duplicated on equipment owned, rented, or other-
wise operated, under the auspices of the Constitutional Con-
vention. Duplication and distribution of all materials shall be
suprrvised by the chairman of the convention.

The chairman of the convention or a majority of the dele-
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1 gates present and voting may grant exceptions to this Rule.

2 B. All materials which are placed on the desks of con-

3 vention delegates must bear the name of the person or per-

4 sons or the organization or organizations responsible for the

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COMMITTEE RESOLUTION No. 10—

Introduced by Reverend Stova!!, Chairmar, of behalf of
the Committee on Rules. Crfdentiuls, and Ethics and Dele-
gates :

A RESOLUTION
To amend and readopt Rule No. 30 of the Standing Rules of
the Constitutional Convention to provide for the limita-
tion of debate.

BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 30 of the Standing Rules
of the Constitutional Convention is hereby amended and re-
adopted to read as follows :

Rule No. 30. Limits on Debate. Delegates shall not speak
more than once to the same question, ncr more than five
minutes, without leave of the convention, except that the
mover, proposer, or introducer of the matter pending, and/or
his designees shall be permitted to speak for ten minutes
when the matter is initially debated. When the previous
question has been ordered, the mover, proposer, or introducer
shall nontheless have the right to close as provided in Rule
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COMMITTEE RESOLUTION NO. 10

Introduced by Reverend Stovall, Chairman, of behalf of

the Committee on Rules, Credentials, and Ethics and Dele-
gates

A RESOLUTION
To amend and readopt Rule No. 30 of the Standing Rules of

the Constitutional Convention to provide for the limita-
tion of debate.

BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 30 of the Standing Rules _
of the Constitutional Convention Is hereby amended and re- ^
adopted to read as follows :

Rule No. 30. Limits on Debate. Delegates shall not speak
more than once to the same question, nor more than ten
minutes, without leave of the convention, except that the
mover, proposer, or introducer of the matter pending, and/or
his designees shall be permitted to speak in reply for ten minute;
but not until every delegate choosing to speak has spoken,
except when the previous question or the previous question
on the entire subject matter has been ordered. When the previous
question has been ordered, the mover, proposer, or introducer
shall nonetheless have the right to close as provided in Rule
No. 76 and the time for closing shall not exceed a total of
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1 COMMITTEE RESOLUTION No. 11 —

2 Introduced by Delegate LeBreton, Chairman, on behalf of
J the Committee on Legislative Liaison and Transitional

4 Measures, and Delegate Henry, Chairman, on behalf of the

5 Coordinating Committee, and Delegates Aertker, Blair,
Casey, Dennis, D'Gerolamo, Drew, Fayard, Hardee, A. Jack-
fj son, J. Jackson, Lambert, Lanier, LeBleu, Lennox, Miller,
g Munson, Perez, Rayburn, Smith, Stagg, Thompson, Vick,
9 Womack and Zervigon :

10 A RESOLUTION

11 To recommend categories for the orderly transition of

12 material from the Louisiana Constitution of 1921.

13 WHEREAS, the official rules of this convention contem-

14 plate that the Coordinating Committee shall assure that

15 all provisions of the Constitution of 1921, as amended, be con-
10 sidered by at least one substantive committee ; and

17 WHEREAS, said rules vest in the Committee on Legisla-

18 tive Liaison and Transitional Measures jurisdiction over

19 matters of transition of subject matter from the constitution

20 to appropriate law ; and

21 WHEREAS, the members of these committees have

22 studied various methods of transposition and the coordina-

23 tion of transition procedures with the substantive committees

24 and after deliberation recommend that the convention

25 immediately establish categories into which subject matter

26 can be placed in order to facilitate the work and deliberations

27 of the convention.

28 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that each of the

29 eight substantive committees, of the Constitutional Con-

30 vention of Louisiana of 1973, in its deliberations, shall divide

3 1 the material within its jurisdiction into the following
• ■2 categories :

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1. Articles and sections of the proposed new constitution.

2. Provisions of the 1921 Constitution to be made statutory,
but subject to legislative change only by a super majority
vote.

3. Provisions of the 1921 Constitution to be made statutory
and subject to legislative change by the usual majority vote.

4. Provisions of the proposed new constitution which re-
quire new legislation for implementation.

5. Material which is obsolete or unnecessary.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that each committee,
through ]is chairman, submit a written report containing
its division of material into the categories herein enumer-
ated to the convention not later than November 2, 1973.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Reso-



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