Glossary of Legislative Terms: "Recommit" Archives
Glossary of Legislative Terms: "Recommit"
Recommit: To send a measure back to the committee that reported it. A motion to recommit without instructions kills a measure; a motion to recommit with instructions proposes to amend a measure. In the House, the motion may be offered just before vote on final passage. In the Senate, the motion may be offered at any time before a measure's passage.
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