Adding Session Day is Illegal and He Doesn’t Have 50 Votes
You would think with all the smart lawyers running around the Ohio House GOP that they would actually have someone that has read the house rules. Case in point, see rule 1.
Rule 1. (Time of sessions; schedule.) (a) For the months of January through June in each year, and separately for the months of July through December in each year, the Speaker, at the beginning of each six-month period, shall establish a schedule of dates and times according to which the House shall hold sessions and at which roll call votes are taken. The Speaker may revise or supplement the schedule as necessary. The schedule and any revision or supplement thereto shall be published and a copy provided to each member.
(b) Sessions of the House at which roll call votes are taken shall be held on the dates and at the times prescribed in the schedule. The Speaker, by written notice transmitted to each member, may cancel a session required by the schedule.
Last week Ryan Smith forces announced that the next vote for Speaker would be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Why? Because Speaker Rosenberger had set that date for a session before he resigned.
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