23A. CONSIDERATION OF BILLS BY COMMITTEES
(a) If a bill is referred to more than one committee of reference by the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, each committee of reference that hears the bill shall refer the bill to the next committee in the sequence of assignment. Except as provided for in subsection (b) of this rule, a committee of reference may refer a bill to another committee of reference that is not included in the original referrals made by the President or the Speaker; however, the committee to which the bill is referred must subsequently refer the bill to the next committee of reference in the original referral sequence. This subsection (a) shall not apply if a committee postpones a bill indefinitely or if a committee refers a bill to the committee of the whole in accordance with section 20 of article V of the state constitution.
(b) If original referrals do not include the appropriations committee, a bill must be referred to all committees of reference in the original sequence before a committee may refer it to the appropriations committee.
(c) It shall be out of order for a member of a committee of reference to offer a motion to refer a bill to another committee of reference in violation of the provisions of this Joint Rule.
(d) Repealed and relocated, House Joint Resolution 00-1002, February 25, 2000.