HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 4427
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1992 Regular Session
By Representatives Ebersole and Ballard
Prefiled 1/10/92. Read first time 1/13/92.
BE IT RESOLVED, By the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, That Rule 16 of the Joint Rules of the Fifty-Second Legislature be amended as follows:
Joint and Concurrent Resolutions; Memorials
Rule 16. All memorials and resolutions from the legislature addressed to the President of the United States, to the Congress or either house thereof, to any other branch of the Federal government, to any other branch of state government, or to any unit of local government shall be in the form of joint memorials. Proposed amendments to the state Constitution shall be in the form of joint resolutions. Business between the two houses such as joint sessions, amendments to redistricting plans submitted by a redistricting commission created under chapter 44.05 RCW, adopting or amending joint rules, creating or empowering joint committees, opening and closing business of the legislature and all such related matters shall be in the form of concurrent resolutions. Joint memorials, joint resolutions, and concurrent resolutions, up to and including the signing thereof by the presiding officer of each house, shall be subject to the rules governing the course of bills. Concurrent resolutions may be adopted without a roll call. Concurrent resolutions amending a redistricting plan submitted by a redistricting commission, authorizing investigations or authorizing the expenditure or allocation of any money or relating to any joint committee must be adopted by roll call, and the yeas and nays recorded in the journal. Concurrent resolutions amending a redistricting plan as well as all amendments to those resolutions must be agreed to by two-thirds of the members elected or appointed to each house.