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RULE 4. Approval of Journal. – (a) The Chair of the Standing Committee on Rules, 11 Calendar, and Operations of the House shall cause the Journal of the House to be examined daily 12 before the hour of convening to determine if the proceedings of the previous day have been 13 correctly recorded. 14 (b) Immediately following the Pledge of Allegiance the Speaker shall call for the 15 Journal report by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the 16 House, or by a Representative designated by the Chair, as to whether the proceedings of the 17 previous day have been correctly recorded. Without objection, the Speaker shall cause the Journal 18 to stand approved.
That’s a salacious claim in Beachum’s headline. The problem for Washington Post readers is it was false.
As it would happen, only one Democrat was at a memorial service during the veto override vote. Both Governor Roy Cooper (D-NC) and the Raleigh News & Observor have confirmed this fact, which contradicts the Washington Post’s false report.
RULE 40. Calendars and Schedules of Business. – (a) The Clerk of the House shall 25 prepare a daily schedule of business, including the Calendar of Bills and Resolutions for 26 consideration and debate that day, in accordance with the Order of Business of the Day (Rule 5). 27 The Clerk shall number all bills and resolutions in the order in which they are introduced. All 28 bills and resolutions shall be taken up as they appear in each category (Rule 5(10)). Except by 29 leave of the House, the Speaker shall not vary from the order. 30 (b) Subsection (a) of this rule does not apply to bills establishing districts for 31 Congress or State Senators or State Representatives. 32
RULE 41. Reading of Bills. – (a) Every bill shall receive three readings in the House 33 prior to its passage. The Speaker shall give notice at each subsequent reading whether it is the 34 second or third reading. 35 (a1) The first reading and reference to standing committee of a House bill shall 36 occur on the next legislative day following its introduction. The first reading and reference to 37 standing committee of a Senate bill shall occur on the next legislative day following its receipt 38 on messages from the Senate. This subsection does not apply to any bill establishing districts for 39 Congress or State Senators or State Representatives. 40 (b) Except for bills establishing districts for Congress or State Senators or State 41 Representatives, no bill shall be read more than once on the same day without the concurrence 42 of two-thirds of the members present and voting; provided, no bill governed by Section 23 of 43 Article II of the North Carolina Constitution herein shall be read twice on one day under any 44 circumstance. 45 RULE