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When Resolutions Are Not Adopted by the CA Legislature

There are three types of resolutions considered in the California Legislature

By Chris Micheli, September 19, 2022 5:22 pm

There are three types of resolutions considered in the California Legislature; they are joint, concurrent, and house resolutions. In general, they are considered throughout the legislative session, just like bills and constitutional amendments.

Nonetheless, pursuant to Assembly Rule 74, which concerns the adoption of resolutions, there is one limitation. AR 74(d) provides that a resolution may not be adopted on the third reading file on the last seven days preceding the scheduled commencement of the interim study recess or the scheduled commencement of the final recess as specified by the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly.

There is one exception, which is that this limitation does not apply to the Consent Calendar and may be suspended temporarily by an affirmative recorded vote of 41 or more Members. As a result, as a general rule, none of the three types of resolutions can be taken up during the last week of the legislative session on the Assembly Floor.

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