Chapter 25 - Standing Order No 153 - Bill again returned from the Assembly
Standing Order No. 153
Bill again returned from the Assembly
(1) If the Legislative Assembly returns a bill with a message informing the House that it:
(a) insists on its original amendments to which the Council has disagreed,
(b) disagrees to amendments made by the Council to the original amendments of the Assembly, or
(c) agrees to amendments made by the Council on the original amendments of the Assembly, with further amendments,
the House in committee of the whole may:
(d) agree, with or without amendment, to the amendments to which it had previously disagreed, and make, if necessary, consequent amendments to the bill,
(e) insist on its disagreement to such amendments,
(f) withdraw its amendments and agree to the original amendments of the Assembly,
(g) make further amendments to the bill consequent upon the rejection of its amendments,
(h) propose new amendments as alternative to the amendments to which the Assembly has disagreed,
(i) insist on its amendments to which the Assembly has agreed,
(j) agree, with or without amendment, to such further amendments of the Assembly making consequent amendments to the bill, if necessary, or
(k) disagree to the further amendments and insist on its own amendments which the Assembly has amended,
and if agreement is not reached or if the bill is again returned by the Assembly with any requirements of the Council still disagreed to, the House may order the bill to be laid aside, or request a conference.
(2) When the Assembly's amendments have been agreed to, or a conference is requested, or when the bill is finally passed in the Council, a message will be sent informing the Assembly accordingly.
(3) The Clerk will, at every stage, certify on the first page of the bill the action taken by the Council.
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