25C. PROTECTION OF DELIBERATIONS
(a) This rule is adopted pursuant to the constitutional, statutory, and inherent powers of the House and is intended to protect the deliberations of the House and House committees from undue disruption and interruption.
(b) (1) No wireless electronic device, including but not limited to a telephone or such other communication device, shall be used to transmit and receive voice communications in the House chambers or in the hearings of House committees.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in Rule 33 (e) of these rules, portable personal computers and other wireless electronic devices, including but not limited to telephones and such other communication devices, may be used other than for transmitting and receiving voice communications in the House chambers or in the hearings of House committees.
(3) Wireless electronic devices, including but not limited to portable personal computers, telephones and such other communication devices, shall not be:
(A) Used to transmit or receive voice communications in the gallery of the House chambers; or
(B) Taken into the well of the House chambers immediately in front of the House front desk unless such devices are first disabled from sending and receiving wireless data signals.
(c) Violations of this rule shall be punishable as prescribed by the Speaker of the House, and punishments may include, but need not be limited to, temporary or permanent confiscation of said electronic devices.