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Sponsors: Rep. Harrell
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Introduced in the House on February 18, 2003
Adopted by the House on February 26, 2003
Summary: Appropriations Bill, no permanent law to be included (Part II's)
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/18/2003 House Introduced HJ-8 2/18/2003 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means HJ-8 2/20/2003 House Committee report: Favorable Ways and Means HJ-35 2/26/2003 House Adopted HJ-26 2/26/2003 House Roll call Yeas-119 Nays-0 HJ-27
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 20, 2003
S. Printed 2/20/03--H.
Read the first time February 18, 2003.
To whom was referred a House Resolution (H. 3627) expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that no permanent law, i.e., Part II's, should be included in the general appropriations bill for fiscal year 2003- 2004, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
ROBERT W. HARRELL, JR. for Committee.
EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT NO PERMANENT LAW, I.E., PART II'S, SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003-2004, WHEN THE BILL IS UNDER CONSIDERATION IN THE HOUSE BEGINNING THE WEEK OF MARCH 10, 2003.
Whereas, fiscal year 2003-2004 promises to be an extraordinarily difficult year for many important and worthwhile state programs because of agency base budget reductions; and
Whereas, the long established practice of adding new permanent law, i.e., Part II's, in what should be a temporary spending measure has sometimes had the effect of increasing appropriations above what they would otherwise be if the permanent law measure had been fully vetted and debated in the committee process; and
Whereas, in this year of base budget cuts it is essential that the House of Representatives take no action that would require increased overall appropriations because of legislation that considered in isolation could not pass the House of Representatives. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the House of Representatives, by this resolution, express the sense of the House of Representatives that no permanent law, i.e., Part II's, should be included in the general appropriations bill for fiscal year 2003-2004, when the bill is under consideration in the House beginning the week of March 10, 2003.
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