26. RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS


(a) Resolutions and memorials originating in the House shall be of the following classes:

(1) House concurrent resolutions, which shall propose amendments to the constitution of the state of Colorado or recommend the holding of constitutional conventions, and ratify proposed amendments to the federal constitution.

(2) House joint resolutions, which shall pertain to:

(A) The transaction of the business of both the House and the Senate; or

(B) The establishment of committees comprised of members of both houses; or

(C) The recognition of any individual member of the armed forces of this country who has died while serving in the armed forces or any individual member of any police, sheriff, or fire department who has died while performing duties for the department; or

(D) Those matters which shall express the will of both houses on any matter not mentioned in Rule 26A.

(3) House resolutions, which shall relate to matters specified in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (2) of this subsection (a) and which shall relate solely to matters not mentioned in Rule 26A concerning the House.


(4) House memorials or House joint memorials, which shall express sentiment on the death of any person or persons who served as members of the General Assembly.

(b) House concurrent resolutions as well as Senate concurrent resolutions shall be treated in all respects as bills, and all provisions of these rules applying to bills shall apply to concurrent resolutions, except that the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all members elected shall be required for adoption of House and Senate concurrent resolutions upon third reading and final passage.

(c) House resolutions, House joint resolutions, House memorials, and House joint memorials, upon introduction shall be read by title only and ordered printed. At the discretion of the Speaker they shall then either:

(1) Lay over one day before being acted upon; or

(2) Be referred to a committee of reference, where they shall be considered as House bills are considered.

(d) Senate joint resolutions and Senate joint memorials upon introduction shall be read by title only. At the discretion of the Speaker they shall then either:

(1) Lay over one day before being acted upon; or

(2) Be referred to a committee of reference, where they shall be considered as bills originating in the Senate are considered.

(e) No measure governed by the provisions of this rule shall be considered by the House unless and until it shall have been printed.

(f) At the discretion of the Speaker, any former member of the House may be admitted to the floor of the House chamber in order to address the members of the House regarding a house memorial, house joint memorial, or senate joint memorial expressing sentiment on the death of any person who served as a member of the House. Prior to the commencement of an address by a former member concerning a house memorial, house joint memorial, or senate joint memorial, the House shall recess for the purpose of hearing the address.

(g) A member of the House may not introduce more than two House concurrent resolutions and a combination of two House joint resolutions and House resolutions during any regular or special session unless permission to introduce the resolution is given by the House Committee on Delayed Bills. A joint resolution or resolution must be introduced prior to the last twenty legislative days as required in Joint Rule No. 23 (g). This provision shall not apply to a House joint resolution or House resolution pertaining to the close of the session or to the conduct of legislative business.