Text | VoteThe Omnibus Procedural Rules of the Underhusen Amendment XV
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1. This bill shall be cited as the Omnibus Procedural Rules of the Underhusen Amendment XV.

Amendments to the Procedural Rules of the Underhusen

2. Section 3(b) of the Procedural Rules of the Underhusen shall be amended to read:
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(b) A motion to Extend Debate may include a time period shorter or longer than 48 hours, but is not shorter than 4 hours and is not longer than 1 week. Should no time period be given or should the time period be shorter or longer than what is allowed, the extension shall be 48 hours. If little to no active discussion has happened by the deadline of the first extension, the ability to extend debate/discussion shall be relinquished and a Skrifa other than the Speaker must motion to vote or table the bill. Active discussion shall be defined as any debate or discussion on a bill or its merits with significant or productive contributions from a majority (50% or more) of Skrifa.


3. Section 5(c) of the Procedural Rules of the Underhusen shall be amended to read:
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(c) Abstain, indicating that the representative is voting neither in favor of nor against the proposal but wishes his or her vote to be recorded.


4. Section 10(c) of the Procedural Rules of the Underhusen shall be amended to read:
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(c) The Speaker may close a vote but leave the record open to allow other Skrifa to record their votes.  Votes cast after the vote has been closed will not affect the result of the vote.


5. Section 12(b) of the Procedural Rules of the Underhusen shall be amended to read:
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(b) The Speaker pro tempore, whenever he or she is presiding over the Underhusen, shall assume all of the responsibilities of the Speaker as listed in relevant law and shall be subject to the same constitutional and statutory restraints placed upon the Speaker.


6. Section 16(a) of the Procedural Rules of the Underhusen shall be amended to read:
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16. (a)The Speaker (or standing Speaker) may deem members of the Underhusen "inactive" if they are not present for a prolonged period of time; this status can be ignored if supplanted by either the "inactive" member stating they are no longer inactive in the Underhusen or by majority vote of all current Skrifa. This status must be noted and maintained in a public listing in the Underhusen.


7. Section 16(d) of the Procedural Rules of the Underhusen shall be amended to read:
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(d) If all Skrifa bar the Speaker (or standing Speaker) are deemed "inactive" then the session will be immediately suspended until either 1] The Skrifa return, or 2] The session ends. During this suspension, no proposals may be introduced, motioned on, or voted on in the Underhusen.