The 2019 Legislature is not even in session yet and we already have a rules fight
A proposed change to the way the House considers bills has been tabled — for now.
In November, Democrats and some Republicans on the Legislative Council proposed rule changes that would allow lawmakers to move bills to the House floor with a simple majority vote, instead of the supermajority currently required.
In the past, some hot-button bills floundered and died in “kill committees” without enough votes to push them through. In the case of some bills, the House speaker never assigned the bill to a committee for a hearing, effectively killing it.