Assam Legislative Assembly
CHAPTER-X
Discussion on a matter of urgent public importance for short duration

Notice of raising discussion. 50. Any member desirous of raising discussion on a matter of urgent public importance may give notice in writing to the Principal Secretary specifying clearly and precisely the matter to be raised:
  Provided that the notice shall be accompanied by an explanatory note stating reasons for raising discussion on the matter in question:
  Provided further that the notice shall be supported by the signatures of at least two other members
Speaker to decide admissibility 51. If the Speaker is satisfied after calling for such information from the member who has given notice and from Minister concerned as he/she may consider necessary that the matter is urgent and is of sufficient importance to be raised in the House at an early date, he/she may admit the notice and in consultation with the leader of the House fix the date on which such matter may be taken up for discussion and allow such time for discussion not exceeding two and a half hours as he/she may consider appropriate in the circumstances:

Provided that if an early opportunity is otherwise available for the discussion of the matter, the Speaker may refuse to admit the notice.
No formal motion. 52. There shall be no formal motion before the house nor voting. The member who has given notice may make a short statement and the Minister shall reply shortly. Any member desirous of taking part in the discussion may be permitted to do so by the Speaker.
Time limit for speeches. 53. The Speaker may, if he/she thinks fit, prescribe a time limit for the speeches.