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Rules of the House

Rules of the House

  • Standing rules and orders – the written rules of procedure which provide for the conduct of proceedings in the House including the passage of bills, rules of debate, the maintenance of order, the appointment of committees, and other matters affecting the operation of the House. The standing rules and orders are made under the authority of section 15 of the Constitution Act 1902 and require the approval of the Governor before they apply. The current standing orders were adopted in 2004.

 

  • Sessional orders  – temporary rules adopted for the duration of a session. They may be used to augment standing orders and may also be used to vary or suspend the operation of standing orders. Sessional orders do not require the approval of the Governor.

 

  • Consolidated Standing and Sessional Orders – House  - are the rules of the Legislative Council relating to the House that are currently in force, as amended by sessional order in certain circumstances. This document also includes resolutions and orders relating to the House.