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Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees

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P.2018/78 - States' Assembly & Constitution Committee

pdf icon Amendment 1 - Deputy St Pier & Deputy Soulsby [521kb]
pdf icon Amendment 2 - Deputy St Pier & Deputy Ferbrache [546kb]
pdf icon Amendment 3 - Deputy Tindall & Deputy Yerby [327kb]
pdf icon Amendment 4 - Deputy Soulsby & Deputy Lowe [272kb]
pdf icon Amendment 5 - Alderney Representative Jean & Deputy Mooney [382kb]
pdf icon Amendment 6 - Deputy Prow & Deputy Dudley-Owen [374kb]
pdf icon Amendment 7 - Deputy Lowe & Deputy Brouard [386kb]

The States are asked to decide whether, after consideration of the policy letter entitled "Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees" dated 10th September 2018, they are of the opinion:-

1. That the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees should be amended with immediate effect as follows:

(a) To amend Rule 1.(3) (under 'Dates of Meetings') as set out in paragraph 2.1 of this policy letter, replace Schedule 1 with the Schedule attached as Appendix 2 to this policy letter and amend the revised Schedule 1 to include the 2019 - 2020 States' Meeting dates agreed by the States in September 2018. 

(b) To amend Rule 3.(5) (under 'Submission of items to the States') as set out in paragraph 3.2 of this policy letter.

(c) To amend Rule 4.(2) (under 'Information to include in motions laid before the States') as set out in paragraph 4.3 of this policy letter.

(d) To amend Rule 6.(2)(b) (under 'Hours of sitting, extensions and adjournments') as set out in paragraph 5.1 of this policy letter.

(e) To amend Rule 9.(3) (under 'The Business of the Meeting') as set out in paragraph 6.2 of this policy letter.

(f) To delete Rule 23.(5)(f) (under 'Policy & Resource Plan') as set out in paragraph 6.3 of this policy letter. 

(g) To amend Rule 10.(1) (under 'Statements') as set out in paragraph 7.5 of this policy letter.

(h) To amend Rule 10.(2) (under 'Statements') as set out in paragraph 7.6 of this policy letter.

(i) To amend Rule 10.(3) (under 'Statements') as set out in paragraph 7.7 of this policy letter.

(j) To amend Rule 10.(5) (under 'Statements') as set out in paragraphs 7.8 - 9 of this policy letter.

(k) To amend Rule 11.(2)(e) (under 'Question Time') as set out in paragraph 8.3 of this policy letter.

(l) To amend Rule 11.(3) (under 'Question Time') as set out in paragraph 8.4 of this policy letter. 

(m) To amend Rule 14.(2) (under 'Questions for written reply') as set out in paragraph 9.1 of this policy letter.

(n) To amend Rule 16.(3)(b) (under 'Elections') as set out in paragraph 10.5 of this policy letter.

(o) To amend Rule 16.(6) (under 'Elections') as set out in paragraph 10.8 of this policy letter.

(p) To amend Rule 17.(12) (under 'Rules of debate') as set out in paragraph 11.6 of this policy letter.

(q) To amend Rule 19 (the section 'Motion to annul a Statutory Instrument or Ordinance') as set out in paragraph 12.3 of this policy letter. 

(r) To amend Rule 24.(1) (under 'Secondary propositions - amendments, sursis, etc.') as set out in paragraph 13.6 of this policy letter.

(s) To amend Rule 24.(2) (under 'Secondary propositions - amendments, sursis, etc.') as set out in paragraph 13.8 of this policy letter.

(t) To amend Rule 3.(11)(e) (under 'Submission of items to the States') as set out in paragraph 13.9 of this policy letter.

(u) To amend Rule 24.(2) (under 'Secondary propositions - amendments, sursis, etc.') as set out in paragraph 13.17 of this policy letter.

(v) Under 'Closure and voting' as set out in paragraph 14.3 of this policy letter:

     (i) to delete Rule 26.(1) and renumber the subsequent paragraphs accordingly. 

     OR, if that proposition is rejected

     (ii) in Rule 26.(1), to amend the words "the Presiding Officer shall put the said request to the vote
          and if the majority of the Members voting support it..." to "the Presiding Officer shall put the said
          request to the vote and two-thirds of the Members voting support it..."

(w) To amend Rule 26.(2) (under 'Closure and voting') as set out in paragraph 14.4 of this policy letter.

(x) To amend Schedule 2 entitled 'Declaration of Interests made pursuant to Rules 29 and 36 of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees' and the accompanying Explanatory Notes as set out in paragraph 15.4 of this policy letter.

(y) To amend Rule 37.(4) (under 'Term of office') as set out in paragraph 16.2 of this policy letter.

(z) To amend Rule 37.(4) (under 'Term of office' as set out in paragraph 16.6 of this policy letter.

(aa) To note the Committee will produce a guidance note providing an overview of what may or may not constitute a "direct or special interest" as set out in paragraph 17.8 of this policy letter.    

2. To direct the States' Assembly & Constitution Committee to amend the Indexes to the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees, taking into account the resolutions agreed by the States of Deliberation further to consideration of Proposition 1.

The above Propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications.

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