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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 544
Offered January 12, 2005
Prefiled November 17, 2004
Establishing a schedule for the conduct of business for the prefiling period of the 2006 Regular Session of the General Assembly of Virginia.
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Patrons-- Griffith, Callahan, Councill, Hall, Howell, W.J. and Parrish; Senators: Chichester, Colgan, Norment, Quayle and Stosch
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RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the prefiling period of the 2006 Regular Session of the General Assembly shall be governed by the following rules:

Rule 1.  Requests for drafts of any bill or joint resolution to be prefiled shall be submitted to and received by the Division of Legislative Services no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 12, 2005, and such drafts shall be returned for review no later than midnight, Friday, December 30, 2005.

Rule 2.  Requests for the drafting, redrafting, or correction of any bill or joint resolution creating or continuing a study shall be submitted to and received by the Division of Legislative Services no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2006.

Rule 3.  Requests for redrafts and corrections of any draft prepared for prefiling shall be submitted to and received by the Division of Legislative Services no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2006.  The Division shall make available the covered legislation for prefiling no later than noon, Tuesday, January 10, 2006.

Rule 4.  Requests for the drafting, redrafting, or correction of any bill required to be introduced by the first day of the session shall be submitted to and received by the Division of Legislative Services no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2006.

Rule 5.  Bills and joint resolutions offered for prefiling shall be prefiled in either house no later than 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2006. Any member offering for prefiling a bill or joint resolution not submitted to the Division of Legislative Services for drafting is encouraged to submit an electronic version no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day the legislation is prefiled.


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