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   House Rule H40-170. Limits on debate in the Committee of the Whole. (1) Except as provided in H40-180, a representative may not speak more than once on the motion and may speak for no more than 5 minutes. The representative who makes the motion may speak a second time for 5 minutes in order to close.
   (2) After at least two proponents and two opponents have spoken on a question and 30 minutes have elapsed, a motion to call for cloture is in order. Approval by not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting is required to sustain a motion for cloture. Notwithstanding the passage of a motion to end debate, the sponsor of the motion on which debate was ended may close.
   (3) By previous agreement of the majority leader and the minority leader:
   (a) a lead proponent and a lead opponent may be granted additional time to speak on a bill;
   (b) a bill or resolution may be allocated a predetermined amount of time for debate and number of speakers.

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