Tag: 98-707

Substitute / Substitute Amendment / Queen-of-the-Hill Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Substitute / Substitute Amendment / Queen-of-the-Hill Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Substitute / Substitute Amendment / Queen-of-the-Hill Rule Substitute: A motion, amendment or entire bill introduced in place of the pending legislative business. Passage of a substitute measure kills the original measure by supplanting it. The substitute also may be amended. Substitute Amendment: This type of […]

Germane / Germaneness / Pastore Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Germane / Germaneness / Pastore Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Germane / Germaneness / Pastore Rule photo credit: mRio Pertaining to the subject matter of the measure at hand. All House amendments must be germane to the bill being considered. House Rule XVI, clause 7 specifies: 7. No motion or proposition on a subject different […]

Nongermane Amendment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Nongermane Amendment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Nongermane Amendment photo credit: bfelice An amendment that would add new and different subject matter to, or may be irrelevant to, the bill or other measure it seeks to amend. Senate rules permit nongermane amendments in all but a few specific circumstances. The amending process […]

Amendment Tree / Filling the Tree (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Amendment Tree / Filling the Tree (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Amendment Tree / Filling the Tree     photo credit: kewl     “Amendment trees” are charts that illustrate certain principles of precedence that guide the Senate amendment process. When all of the amendments permitted simultaneously by these principles of precedence have been offered and […]

Division of a Question for Voting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Division of a Question for Voting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Division of a Question for Voting photo credit: neoterra A practice that is more common in the Senate but also is used in the House whereby a member may demand a division of an amendment or a motion for purposes of amendment. The individual parts […]