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   House Rule H40-150. Amendments in the Committee of the Whole -- timing -- official records. (1) All Committee of the Whole amendments must be prepared by the Legislative Services Division and checked by the House amendments coordinator for format, style, clarity, consistency, and other factors, in accordance with the most recent Bill Drafting Manual published by the Legislative Services Division, before the amendment may be accepted at the rostrum. The amendment form must include the date and time the amendment is submitted for that check.
(2) An amendment submitted to the rostrum for consideration by the Committee of the Whole must be marked as checked by the amendments coordinator and signed by a representative. Unless the majority leader, the minority leader, and sponsor agree, amendments must be printed and placed on the members' desks prior to consideration.
(3) An amendment may not be proposed until the sponsor has opened on a bill.
(4) A copy of every amendment rejected by the Committee of the Whole must be kept as part of the official records.
(5) An amendment may not change the original purpose of the bill.

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