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lution shall be transmitted without delay to the chairman
of each of the substantive committees of this convention.



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Constitutional Convention of Louisiana of 1973
CC-1198

1 COMMITTEE RESOLUTION No. 11 —

2 Introduced by Delegate LeBreton, Chairman, on behalf of

3 the Committee on Legislative Liaison and Transitional Mea-

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

5 Coordinating Committee, and Delegates Aertker, Blair, Casey,

6 Dennis, D'Gerolamo, Drew, Fayard, Hardee, A. Jackaon, J.

7 Jackson, Lambert, Lanier, LeBleu, Lennox, Miller, Munson,
g Perez, Rayburn, Smith, Stagg, Thompson, Vick, Womack
9 and Zervigon :

10 A RESOLUTION

11 To recommend categories for the orderly transition of ma-

12 terial from the Louisiana Constitution of 1921.

13 WHEREAS, the official rules of this convention contem-

14 plate that the Coordinating Committee shall assure that all

15 provisions of the Constitution of 1921, as amended, be con-
1 J 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 studied

22 various methods of transposition and the coordination of

23 transition procedures with the substantive committees and

24 after deliberation recommend that the convention immedi-

25 ately establish categories into which subject matter can be

26 placed in order to facilitate the work and deliberations of

27 the convention.

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

29 eight substantive committees, of the Constitutional Conve::-

30 tion of Louisiana of 1973, in its deliberations, shall divide the

31 material within its jurisdiction into the following categories:
?2 1. Articles and sections of the proposed new constitution.

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1 2. Provisions of the 1921 Constitution to be made statutory,

2 but subject to legislative change only by a super majority

3 vote.

4 3. Provisions of the 1921 Constitution to be made statu-

5 tory and subject to legislative change by the usual majority

6 vote.

7 4, Provisions of the proposed new constitution which re-

8 quire new legislation for implementation.

9 5. Material which is obsolete or unnecessary.

10 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that each committee,

11 through its chairman, submit a written report containing

12 its division of material into the categories herein enumer-

13 ated to the convention not later than November 2, 1973.

14 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Reso-

15 lution shall be transmitted without delay to the chairman of

16 each of the substantive committees of this convention.
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Constitutional Convention of Louisiana of 1973

COMMITTEE RESOLUTION NUMDER /C2

Introduced by Delegate Zervigon, Chairperson of the
Committee on Legislative Liaison and Transitional Measures,
and Delegates Comar, D'Gerolamo, Drew, Fayard, Hardee,
J. Jackson, Lajnbert, Lanier, LeBleu, Lennox, Munson, Rayburn,
Smith, Thompson, Vick, and Womack:
A RESOLUTION
To extend the date by which certain reports shall be

transmitted to the Committee on Legislative Liaison

and Transitional Measures.

WHEREAS, Committee Resolution Number 11 of this Convention
recognizes the need for providing certain information to the
Committee on Legislative Liaison and Transitional Measures
in order that proper plans may be made to effectuate the
transition from the Constitution of 1921 to the new
Constitution; and

WHEREAS, it has become evident that the date by which
status reports from each substantive committee to the
Committee on Legislative Liaison and Transitional Measures
should be extended.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that each of the eight
substantive committees of the Constitutional Convention of
1973 'Shall divide the material within its jurisdiction into
the categories set forth in Committee Resolution Number 11 and
shall submit the written report therein required to the
Convention within ten days after first enrollment of each
committee and delegate proposal or by November 15, 1973,
whichever is the later date.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution
shall be transmitteo without delay to the chairman of each of
the eight substantive committees of this Convention.



Constitutional Convention of Louisiana of 1973
CC-1057

1 COMMITTEE RESOLUTiON No. 13—

2 Introduced by Delegate Stovall, Chairman, on behalf of the

3 Committee on Rules, Credentials and Ethics (Substitute for

4 Committee Resolution No. 3, by Delegate Stovall, et al.)

5 A RESOLUTION

6 To amend the Standing Rules of the Constitutional Convention

7 to add a new Rule 37.1, to provide expressly for submission
g of alternative provisions.

9 WHEREAS. Act 2 of the 1972 Regular Session provides for

10 alternative provisions ; and

11 WHEREAS, the Standing Rules are presently silent on the

12 procedure by which alternative provisions may be introduced

13 and considered; and

14 WHEREAS, the results of the vote of the people on recently

15 proposed constitutions in other states clearly indicate that a

16 constitution submitted to the people with alternatives will

17 include to a greater extent involvement of all voters of Lou-
13 isiana in the convention ; and

19 WHEREAS, the delegates to CC/73 are desirous that this

20 convention adopt a constitution that will be ratified by the

21 voters.

22 THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 37.1 is

23 adopted to read as follows :

24 Rule No. 37.1 Submission of Alternative Provisions

2,5 A. Alternative provisions authorized by Act No. 2 of the

26 1972 Regular Session to be submitted to a vote of the people

27 shall be determined by the convention only in the manner pro-

28 vided below. Notwithstanding Rule No. 42, a delegate may

29 introduce a proposal setting forth a proposed alternative.

30 Such a proposal shall state specifically (1) the text of the

31 alternatives; (2) any deletions of presently adopted para-

32 graphs, or sections, or the like; (3) the effect of the alter-

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1 native; if :!(loptcd by the people, '.n terni.s of additions to and

2 deletions from the body of tho proposed constitution: and

3 (4) the text of the ballot proposition on the alternative. Any

4 proposal .''O introduced must bear the names of at least forty

5 delegates. No such proposal may be introduced after January

6 0. 1974.

7 B. Except as otherv.'ise provided herein, each such proposal
g shall follow the order of processing of proposals set forth
9 in Rule No. 44.

10 C. All proposals setting forth proposed alternatives shall

11 lie over for committee referral until January 6, 1974. On

12 that day, there shall be put to the convention the question

13 of whether to consider further each such proposal. The

14 question of further consideration shall open the main queotion;

15 i.e., the merits of the alternative proposal. Debate on the
j (3 question on each proposal shall be limited to thirty minutes,
] 7 with the time equally divided between proponents and oppo-
13 nent.«. Each proposal receiving a majority vote of the delegates
j9 present and voting in favor of further consideration shall

20 be referred to the appropriate substantive committee under

21 the rules. Any proposal failing to receive such a majority vote
2^'i shall be deemed withdrawn from the files of the convention.

23 D. Not later than January 9, 1974, each substantive com-

24 mittee shall report each proposal referred to it to the con-

25 vention and only in one of the manners specified in Rule No.

26 61. Any proposal not returned within said time shall be deem-

27 ed in the possession of the convention, and a motion shall lie

28 to engross and pass the same to third reading.

29 E. No alternative provision shall be included on the ballot

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RESOLUTION
Mr. Chairman, I move that the Convention adopt the following

resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that this Constitutional Convention adopt its

permanent rules of procedure as its first order of business before electing its

permanent chairman and executive committee, in accordance with the priorities

set forth in Act 2 of 1972, ^"^ ''^ ^ ^"""^ c^" - ^>-* ...ACr-fi..
IflE-H- rURTLUm-RE S OLWD th at this committeejbe comprised of

sixteen delegates to be elected as follows:

1. Immediately following adoption of this resolution the
temporary chairman shall recess the Convention and direct
the delegates to immediately meet in separate caucus by
Congressional District (each elected delegate participating
In the caucus according to the residence established for his
election as a delegate and each appointed delegate participating
according to his present residence for voting purposes) and to
elect from their number two delegates from each congressional
district, said election to take place in the LSU Assembly Center
and to be completed prior to the Convention finally adjourning
on January 5, 1973.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the aforementioned caucus by

congressional district be conducted at specific locations within the LSU Assembly

Center to be designated by the temporary chairman.

BE IT RESOLVED that as soon as each caucus has completed
such election, it shall advise the temporary chairman, and when all members
of the committee have been elected, the temporary chairman shall reconvene
the Convention to announce the names of the members of the Committee.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Convention will then stand
in recess aiii immediately following the commencement of such recess, the
committee shall meet and select from among their number a chairman who wUl
preside over their deliberations, they shall also select a place for their
meetings and shall be authorized to employ such secretarial and clerical
assistance as may be required for such purposes.

BE n FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall complete a
typewritten or printed draft of the proposed rules as promptly as possible, and in
any event no later than^January 10, 1973.



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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that on or before/January 11, 1973, the
committee will send a xerox or printed copy of the proposed rules to each delegate
by C LjOiriL d mail.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Convention will re-assemble

at 10:00 am Monday, January 15, 1973, to begin consideration of the rules of

organization and procedure; that the committee provided for by this resolution

shall thereupon be disbanded and no longer function, except that the chairman of

the committee, or a member designated by him in his absence, will present

Individually the proposed rules to the Convention, together with a brief explanation

of such rules, aid the rules will be individually voted upon by the Convention.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Robert's Rules of Order Revised



shall be referred to as authority for guidance as temporary rules of this
Convention to apply until such time as permanent rules are adopted.

I further move that this resolution be made a permanent part
of tie record of this Coniiention and that a roll-call vote be taken and recorded.

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