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Chapter 20 Bills: 117 Order Of Consideration

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117 Order of consideration

(1) The following order shall be followed in considering a bill:

(a) Clauses as printed, and proposed new clauses.

(b) Postponed clauses (not having been specially postponed till consideration of other clauses).

(c) Schedules as printed.

(d) Proposed new schedules.

(e) Preamble.

(f) Title.

(2) In reconsidering a bill, the same order shall be observed as far as possible.

(3) In reading the clauses of a bill it shall be sufficient to read the numbers only.

(4) The discussion shall be confined to the clause or amendment before the committee.

(5) A clause may be postponed, whether or not it has been amended.