A House Resolution for Speaker Pro Tempores

A House Resolution for Speaker Pro Tempores

BE IT ENACTED BY THE STATE OF FIRESTONE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:

Section 1: This resolution shall give an idea of how the role of ‘Speaker Pro Tempore’ works, and how a ‘Speaker Pro Tempore’ is either elected or removed.

Section 2: The role of Speaker Pro Tempore is basically a substitute role for the Speaker of the House for when he/she is unable to preside a House session, or chooses to place the Speaker Pro Tempore as the presiding officer for a House session.

Section 2A: A “Speaker Pro Tempore” shall only be elected when the position is vacate. In the act of when the position of “Speaker Pro Tempore” is vacate, the Speaker of the House shall be required to host an election for the role of Speaker Pro Tempore at any possible time.

Section 2B: The removal of a Speaker Pro Tempore can only be proposed through a House resolution by a Representative or the Speaker of the House in the State of Firestone House of Representatives.

Section 2B.1: In the act of when a House resolution to vacate an individual from the position of Speaker Pro Tempore is proposed, a House session shall be presided by the Speaker of the House to decide if the Speaker Pro Tempore is to be removed or not.

Section 2B.2: The Speaker of the House shall be required to let the Speaker Pro Tempore present a testimony on the House floor during a House session. After a testimony is presented by the Speaker Pro Tempore, the Representatives that are present on the House floor shall be obligated to question the Speaker Pro Tempore in question. Once all questions have concluded, the floor will then be opened to debate by the Speaker of the House. After debate has concluded, the Representatives present on the House floor shall be required to vote to decide if the Speaker Pro Tempore shall be removed or not.

Section 2B.3: In order for the removal of a Speaker Pro Tempore to pass, the vote must be a supermajority (⅔ vote). If the vote passes, the Speaker Pro Tempore shall be vacated from his or her’s position as Speaker Pro Tempore. If the vote fails to reach a supermajority (⅔ vote) then the Speaker Pro Tempore will not be vacated from his or her’s position as one.

Section 2C: In order for a Speaker Pro Tempore to be elected, the Speaker of the House will need to preside a House session for the selection of one. The Speaker of the House shall be required to privately message all of the Representatives the following question prior to a House session: “Which Representative would you like to nominate for Speaker Pro Tempore?” Representatives shall be allowed to nominate themselves for the election of Speaker Pro Tempore.

Section 2C.1: During a House session to select the new Speaker Pro Tempore, the Speaker of the House shall be required to announce the nominees, and give the option of backing out of the election for the Speaker Pro Tempore position, or to continue for the position of Speaker Pro Tempore. Once the names of all the nominees have been announced, each nominee shall be given the chance to share their speech with the other Representatives on what he or she would do as Speaker Pro Tempore, or why he or she should be elected as Speaker Pro Tempore. Once all speeches have been given, the Speaker of the House shall open the floor to questioning, which will give the Representatives the opportunity to ask each particular nominee (if wanted) a question on a topic or so. Once all questions have concluded, the Speaker of the House shall then open the floor to debate, which will allow Representatives to debate on who should or shouldn’t be elected as Speaker Pro Tempore. Once all debate has concluded, the Speaker Pro Tempore shall open the floor to voting. The Speaker of the House will ask each Representative and nominee the following question: “Who do you wish to vote for as Speaker Pro Tempore?”. (Nominees shall be allowed to vote for themselves only once). Once the Speaker of the House has counted up all the votes, he or she shall announce the new Speaker Pro Tempore elected.

Section 2C.2: All votes will only count within the chamber, which means that votes from absent Representatives will not be counted since that this will avoid any voting changing; cheating.

Section 2C.3: The Speaker of the House shall only be obligated to vote to break a tie between nominees.

Section 3: This House resolution shall be enforced by the Speaker of the House.

Section 4: This resolution shall go into effect immediately as soon as it passes the Firestone House of Representatives.

Section 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.

Respectfully submitted to the State of Firestone House of Representatives,

Chief-Sponsor(s):

Speaker of the House. Virginian_State

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