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DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. 25—

Introduced by Delegate O'Neill:

A RESOLUTION
Relative to the time for convention meetings.

WHEREAS, the Standing Rules of the Constitutional Con-
vention do not specify a time at which the convention is
to meet each day ; and

WHEREAS, it is imperative that we establish a regular
meeting time for the convention at the outset.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Constitu-
tional Convention of Louisiana of 1973 meet at 12:30 p.m.
on Tuesday through Friday of each week.



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1 DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. 26—

2 Introduced by Delegates Juneau, Fayard, T. Casey, and

3 Kelly:

4 A RESOLUTION

5 Relative to amending the Standing Rules of the Constitu-
g tional Convention to provide for regulation of lobbying
7 before the Constitutional Convention.

g BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 90 is adopted to read

9 as follows :

10 Rule No. 90. Lobbying

11 A. Definitions. When used in this Rule:

12 1. The term "person" includes an individual, partnership,

13 committee, association, corporation, and any other organi-

14 zation or group of persons.

15 2. The term "clerk" means the clerk of the Constitutional

16 Convention of Louisiana of 1973.

17 3. The term "convention" means the Constitutional Con-

18 vention of Louisiana of 1973, its committees, sub-commit-

19 tees, and delegates.

20 4. The term "proposition" means proposals, resolutions,

21 amendments, nominations, and other matters pending or

22 proposed in the convention and includes any other matter

23 which possibly may become the subject of action by the

24 convention.

25 B. Persons to Whom Applicable. The provisions of this

26 Rule shall apply to any person, who by himself, or through

27 any agent or employee or other persons in any manner

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D. R. No. 26

1. The passage or defeat of any proposition by the con-
vention.

2. To influence, directly or indirectly, the passage or de-
feat of any proposition by the convention.

C. Registration of Lobbyists with the Clerk; Compilation
of Information.

Any person who shall engage himself for pay or for any
consideration for the purpose of attempting to influence the
passage or defeat of any proposition by the convention
shall, before doing anything in furtherance of such object,
register with the clerk and shall give to him in writing his
name and business address, the name and address of the
person by whom he is employed and in whose interest he
appears or works, the duration of such employment, and by
whom he is paid or is to be paid. This resume shall be pub-
lished by the clerk in a loose-leaf-type book to be main-
tained in the office of the clerk for the use of each delegate
of the convention. This book shall be kept current during
the convention as each person registers as required by the
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1 DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. 27 — j tutional Convention of 1921 honored herein.

2 Introduced by Delegate Brown : a

8 A RESOLUTION 3

4 To extend greetings and commendations to the surviving ^

5 delegates of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention of g

6 1921 and to request their assistance and advice in the g

7 work of this convention. it
g WHEREAS, the delegates to the Constitutional Conven- 3

9 tion of Louisiana of 1973 are now assembled to rewrite the 3

10 basic law of the State of Louisiana ; and J0

11 WHEREAS, the delegates and the citizens of Louisiana jj

12 are deeply indebted to the redactors of the Louisiana Con- 12
18 stitution of 1921 and are grateful to Almighty God for His 13
14 blessings since the adoption of that constitution. 14
IB THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Constitution- 16

16 al Convention of Louisiana of 1973 hereby extends its greet- U

17 ings and its high commendations to the following persons 17

18 who rendered this state invaluable service as delegates to 18

19 the Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1921: 19

20 Honorabel John Dale, Jr. of Vidalia 20

21 Honorable Richard A. Dowling of New Orleans 21

22 Honorable J. 0. Fernandez of New Orleans 22

23 Honorable Sam H. Jones of Lake Charles 23

24 Honorable John H. Meaux of Creole 24

25 Honorable Wood H. Thompson of Monroe 26

26 Honorable Rene A. Viosca of New Orleans 26

27 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Delegates Dale, 27

28 Dowling, Fernandez, Jones, Meaux, Thompson, and Vioaca 28
2» are hereby respectfully urged and requested to lend their 29
*" advice and assistance to the work of this convention. 30
31 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Reso- 31

lution shall be transmitted to each delegate of the Consti- 32

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DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. 28—

Introduced by Delegates Asself. Lennox, Miller, Planchard,
Wisham and Anzalone:

A RESOLUTION
Relative to reports of substantive committees.

WHEREAS, it is of extreme importance tiiat the delegates
be aware of all changes proposed to the existing constitu-
tion, and

WHEREAS, the delegates can vote intelligently only if
the;.- have a!! of the facts before them, and

WHEREAS, the constitution is the basic law and may
be changed only after a time-consuming process which
makes it essential that each change be reviewed carefully
and in the light of all of the facts.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Constitutional
Convention of 1973 that each substantive committee is di-
rected to report to the Convention for its consideration any
portion or portions of the constitution that have been
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DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. 29—

Introduced by Delegate Burson :

A RESOLUTION
To amend Rule No. 45 of the Standing Rules of the Con-
stitutional Convention to provide for adoption of pro-
posals by subsection or paragraph rather than by section.

BE IT RESOLVED that Rule 45 of the Standing Rules
of the Constitutional Convention is hereby amended and re-
adopted to read as follows :

Rule No. 45. Order of Proposals. When a proposal is on
third reading and final passage, it shall be read, debated,
and acted upon separately by sections; however, if a sec-
tion is divided into paragraphs, each paragraph may be
acted upon separately upon the favorable vote of a majority
of those present and voting. Each section, or paragraph if so
ordered, shall be considered a separate question for the pur-
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2 DELEGATE RESOLUTION NUMBER 29
Introduced by Delegate Burson

A RESOLUTION



To amend Rule No. 45 and Rule No. 81 of the Standing Rules
6 of the Constitutional Convention to provide for adoption
9 of proposals by section or paragraph.

10 BE IT RESOLVED that Rule 45 and Rule No. 81 of the

11 Standing Rules of the Constitutional Convention is hereby

12 amended and readopted to read as follows:

13 Rule No. 45. Order of Proposals. When a proposal is on

14 third reading and final passage, it shall be read, debated,

15 and acted upon separately by sections; however, if a section

16 Is divided into paragraphs, then, with the consent of a

17 majority of those present and voting, each separately desig-

18 nated paragraph shall be acted upon separately. Each section,

19 or paragraph if so ordered, shall be considered a separate

20 question for the purpose of "limits on debate" provided in

21 Rule 30.

22 Rule No. 81. Recording the Vote. On the passage on

23 third reading of every proposal, article, section, or

24 paragraph if acted on separately, the yeas and nays shall

25 be entered in the Journal, and no proposal, article, sec-

26 tion, or paragraph if acted on separately, snail be declared

27 passed unless a majority of all the delegates to the

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DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. 30—

Introduced by Delegate Burson :

A RESOLUTION
To amend Rule No. 46 of the Standing Rules of the Con-
stitutional Convention to require that amendments to pro-
posals be germane.

BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 46 of the Standing Rules
of the Constitutional Convention is hereby amended and re-
adopted to read as follows :

Rules No. 46. Amendments. Amendments shall be sub-
mitted in writing, and a copy of every amendment shall be
distributed to each delegate before a vote occurs thereon.
Every amendment proposed must be germane to the subject
of the section or paragraph of the proposal to be amended,
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DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. Si-
Introduced by Delegate Burson:

A RESOLUTION
To amend and readopt Rule No. 30 of the Standing Rules of
the Constitutional Convention, relative to limits on de-
bate.
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, unless the dele-
gate is the mover, proposer, or introducer of the matter
pending, in which case, either the delegate and/or his desig-
nees shall be permitted to speak in reply, but not until
every delegate choosing to speak shall have spoken, except
where 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 intro-
ducer shall nonetheless have the right to speak or reply as
provided in Rule No. 76. The time for reply shall not exceed
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DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. 32—

Introduced by Delegates Gravel, Lanier, Jack, and Newton
A RESOLUTION
To amend and readopt Rule No. 46 of the Standing Rules ol
the Constitutional Convention to provide that floor amend-
ments be distributed one calendar day before introduc-
tion.
WHEREAS, the delegates can vote more intelligently if
they have had an opportunity to read and review proposed
amendments to resolutions and proposals.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 46 of
the Standing Rules of the Constitutional Convention is here-
by amended and readopted to read as follows :

RULE No. 46.Amendments. Proposed amendments shall
be submitted in writing to the clerk, and a copy shall be
distributed to each delegate at least one full calendar day
before being considered by the convention. The lead author of
any floor amendment, however, may accept any change ger-
mane to the amendment unless a majority of the delegates,
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1 DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. 33—

2 By Delegate Leithman :

S A RESOLUTION

4 To provide for the numbering sequence in Rule No. 66 of

5 the Rules of Procedure.

BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 66 of the Rules of Pro-
7 cedure of the Constitutional Convention are hereby amended
g and readopted as follows :

9 Rule No. 66. Order. The daily business of the Convention
JO shall proceed as follows :

11 Morning Hour

12 1. Roll Call.
18 2. Prayer.

14 2A. Pledge of Allegiance.

16 3. Reading and Adoption of Journal.

18 4. Petitions, Memorials, and Communications.

17 5. Introduction of Resolutions.

18 6. Report of Committees.

19 7. Proposals on Introduction and First Reading.
29 8. Resolutions on Second Reading and Referral.

21 9. Proposals on Second Reading and Referral.

22 10. Reports of Committees Lying Over.
28 11. Reconsideration

Regular Order of the Day

1. Unfinished Business

2. Special Order

3. Resolutions on Third Reading and Final Passage.

4. Proposals on Third Reading and Final Passage.

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3 By Delegate Lcithinan

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5 A RESOLUTION

5 To provide for the numbering sequence in Rule No. 66

•J of the Rules of Procedure.

8 BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 66 of the Rules of

9 Procedure of the Constitutional Convention are hereby
]^0 amended and readopted as follows:

\1 Rule No. 66. Order . The daily business of the

12 Convention shall proceed as follows:

X3 Morning Hour

14 1. Roll Call.

15 2. Prayer.

16 3. Pledge of Allegiance.

17 A. Reading and Adoption of Journal.

18 5. Petitions, Memorials, and Communications.

19 6. Introduction of Resolutions.

20 7» Report of Committees.

21 8. Proposals on Introduction and

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23 9. Resolutions on Second Reading

24 and Referral.

25 10. Proposals on Second Reading

26 and Referral.

27 11. Reports of Committees Lying Over.

28 12. Reconsideration .

29 Re gular Order of the Day

30 1. Unfinished Business.

31 2. Special Order.

32 3. Resolutions on Third Reading

33 and Final Passage.

34 A, Proposals on Third Reading and

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1 DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. 34 —

2 Introduced by Delegate Asseff:

S A RESOLUTION

A. To amend Rule No. 76 relative to the previous question.

5 BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 76 of the Standing Rules

6 of the Constitutional Convention is hereby amended and re-

7 adopted to read as follows :

8 Rule No. 76. Previous Question. (A) Previous Question.

9 This undebatable motion is applicable only to the pending

10 amendment, or amendments, if more than one amendment is

11 under discussion; and it shall be admitted when ordered by

12 a favorable vote as provided in Rule 69, and when carried

13 its effect shall be to put an end to the debate and bring the

14 Convention to a vote on the pending amendments only, with-

15 out prejudice to further debate on, or subsequent amend-

16 ments to, the main question. If there has been any discus-

17 sion on the amendments, the proponent, or delegates desig-

18 nated by him, shall have the right to close, even after the

19 previous question is ordered, which closing speech shall be

20 limited to fifteen minutes. In addition, anyone whose name

21 is listed by the chairman to speak shall be permitted to

22 speak even after the previous question is ordered.

23 (B) Previous Question on the Entire Subject Matter. It

24 shall only be admitted when ordered by a favorable vote

25 as provided in Rule 69, and when carried, its effect shall

26 be to put an end to all debate, and bring the Convention or

27 any committee to a direct vote —

28 (1) Upon the pending amendment and so on back to the

29 first amendment offered ;

30 (2) Upon amendment reported by a committee, if any.

31 (3) The motion for the previous question and the previous

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tion of any proposal, extend only to the individual section

under discussion in accordance with Rule No. 45.

On a motion for the previous question on the entire subject
matter, and prior to the ordering of the same, a call of the
Convention shall be in order; but after the Convention shall
have ordered such motion no call shall be in order prior to
a decision of the main question. On a motion for the pre-
vious question on the entire subject matter, there shall be no
debate. All incidental questions of order, arising after a mo-
tion is made for the previous question on the entire subject
matter, and pending such motion, shall be decided whether
on appeal or otherwise, without debate. After a call for the
previous question on the entire subject matter has been sus-
tained, the question shall be put and determined in order
as above, without debate on either amendments or the
main question. Anyone whose name is listed by the chair-
man to speak shall be permitted to speak even after the
previous question is ordered. Also, the proponents of the
amendments and measure or a delegate or delegates des-
ignated by him shall have the right to close the debate
after the previous question on the entire subject matter is
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DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. 35—

Introduced by Delegate Tobias:

A RESOLUTION
To amend the Standing Rules of the Constitutional Conven-
tion to add a new Rule No. 45.1
BE IT RESOLVED that Rule 45.1 of the Standing Rules of
the Constitutional Convention is hereby adopted to read as
fellows :

Rule 45,1. Introduction of New Sections. Notwithstanding
any P.ule of this convention to the contrary:

(A) Whenever an amendment is proposed to establish a
new section to a committee or delegate proposal, the amend-
ment shall contain the proposed title and proposed sub-
stance for the new section. Such amendment shall require
a majority vote of all delegates to the convention for
adoption.

(B) Should an amendment as provided in Paragraph (A)
of this Rule be adopted, additional amendments may be
proposed to change the substance of the proposed section.
Approval of such amendments shall require a majority vote
of those delegates present and voting.

(C) After all amendments have been proposed and adopted
or rejected, the entire section shall be adopted only by a
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DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. 36—

Introduced by Delegate Segura :

A RESOLUTION
To amend Rule No. 33 and Rule No. 36 of the Standing Rules
of the Constitutional Convention and to allow proxy
voting under certain conditions.

BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 33 of the Standing
Rules of the Constitutional Convention is hereby amended
and readopted to read as follows :

Rule No. 33. Answering Roll Calls. Every delegate must
be at his desk when a roll call is being taken, and answers
to roll calls from other locations on the convention floor
shall not be counted. However, a delegate may request
another delegate to vote his machine to answer a roll call
or quorum call during his temporary absence from his desk
provided that he is on the convention floor, in the gallery,
or necessity areas of the convention headquarters.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Rule No. 36 of the
Standing Rules of the Constitutional Convention is hereby
amended and readopted to read as follows :

Rule No. 36. Voting in Person. No person other than
the delegate himself will be permitted to vote to answer any
roll call or quorum call except under the conditions provided
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DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. 37—

Introduced by Delegate Burson:

A RESOLUTION
To amend the Standing Rules of the Constitutional Conven-
tion to add a nevif Rule to require committee action on
any proposed new Section to a Committee Proposal.
BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 46.1 of the Standing
Rules of the Constitutional Convention is hereby adopted
to read as follows :

Rule No. 46.1. Amendment Adding a New Section. No ac-
tion shall be taken on a floor amendment which proposes to
add an entirely new Section to a committee proposal until
the amendment has been referred to the committee offering
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DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. SB-
Introduced by Delegate Burson:

A RESOLUTION

To amend the Standing Rules of the Constitutional Conven-
tion to prohibit amendments in conflict with Sections
previously adopted by the convention.
BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 45.1 of the Standing

Rules of the Constitutional Convention is hereby adopted to

read as follows:

Rule No. 45.1. Prohibited Amendments. No delegate shall

submit an amendment to add a new Section to a committee

proposal which would conflict with a Section adopted by

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DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. 39—

Introduced by Delegate Zervigon:

A RESOLUTION
To amend Rule No. 78 of the Standing Rules of the Con-
stitutional Convention to provide that delegates not vot-
ing, rather than absentees, shall be listed separately.
BE IT RESOLVED that Rule No. 78 of the Standing
Rules of the Constitutional Convention is hereby amended
and readopted to read as follows :

Rule No. 78. Voting after Decision is Announced. When
the Yeas and Nays are taken on any question, no delegate
shall be permitted, under any circumstances whatever, to
vote after the decision has been announced by the chair-
man. On all calls of the Yeas and Nays the names of dele-
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i DELEGATE RESOLUTION No. 40—

2 Introduced by Delegate Casey :

3 A RESOLUTION

4 To amend and readopt Paragraph 2 of Rule Number 50 of

5 the Standing Rules of the Constitutional Convention to
g require that the recommendations of the Committee on
7 Style and Drafting on proposals adopted be submitted to
g the substantive committee involved prior to reporc to the
9 convention.

10 BE IT RESOLVED that Paragraph 2 of Rule Number 50

11 of the Standing Rules of the Constitutional Convention is

12 hereby amended and readopted to read as follows :

13 "2. Committee on Style and Drafting, which shall have

14 control over literary style, consistency, arrangement, and

15 numbering. The committee shall have authority to rephrase

16 or to regroup proposed language, but shall have no authority

17 to change the sense or purpose of any proposal referred to

18 it; where a proposal referred to it is inconsistent or in con-

19 flict with a proposal already acted on favorably by the con-

20 vention, the committee shall at the third reading (Rule 44

21 (H)) notify the convention of that inconsistency or con-

22 flict and wait upon its instructions.



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