Assam Legislative Assembly
CHAPTER-XV
Resolutions

Notice of
resolutions
and order of
moving them.
115. (1) A member other than a Minister who wishes to move a resolution shall give 10 clear daysí notice before the date appointed for the disposal of private membersí resolutions and shall together with the notice submit a copy of the resolution which he/she wishes to move.
  (2) No member shall, except with the permission of the Speaker, be permitted to send in notice of more than five resolutions during one session of the Assembly.
  (3) Every resolution of which 10 clear daysí notice has been given, shall be included in the ballot to be held, as hereinafter provided in these rules:
  Provided that not more than one resolution standing in the name of a member shall be included in the order of business for the day in question.
Form of resolution 116. A resolution may be in the form of a declaration of opinion or a recommendation or may be in the form so as to record either approval or disapproval by the House of an act of policy of Government, or convey a message, or recommend, urge or request for action, or call attention to a matter or situation for consideration by Government; or in such other form as the Speaker may consider appropriate.
Form and
Contents
of Resolution.
117. Subject to the provision of these rules, a member or a Minister may move a resolution relating to a matter of general public interest:
  Provided that no resolution shall be admissible which does not comply with the following conditions, namely:-
  (a) it shall be clearly and precisely expressed and shall raise one definite issue;
  (b) it shall not contain arguments, inferences, ironical expressions, imputation, innuendoes or defamatory statements;
  (c) it shall not refer to the conduct or character of any person except in his/her official or public capacity;
  (d) it shall not relate to any matter which is under adjudication by a Court of law having jurisdiction in any part of India;
  (e) it shall not reflect upon the conduct of the President as distinct from the Government of India or any Governor as distinct from the State Government;
  (f) it shall not reflect upon the conduct in the exercise of his/her or its judicial functions, of any Judge or Court of law having jurisdiction in any part of India; and
  (g) it shall not refer to a matter which is not primarily the concern of the State Government.
Ballot for
determining
relative
precedence.
118. For the purpose of determining the relative precedence of resolutions of which 10 clear days notice has been given, the Principal Secretary will prepare a numbered list of all such resolutions and on such day as the Speaker may appoint, a ballot will be held by the Principal Secretary at which any member who wishes to attend may do so.
Speaker to decide
admissibility of
resolution.
119. The Speaker shall decide whether a resolution or a part thereof is or is not admissible under these rules and may disallow any resolution or a part thereof when in his/ her opinion it is an abuse of the right of moving a resolution or calculated to obstruct or prejudicially affect the procedure of the House or is in contravention of these rules.
Raising discussion
on matters before
tribunals, etc.
120. No resolution which seeks to raise discussion on matter pending before any statutory tribunal or statutory authority performing any judicial or quasi-judicial functions or any commission or court of enquiry appointed to enquire into or investigate, any matter shall ordinarily be permitted to be moved:
  Provided that the Speaker may, in his/her discretion, allow such matter being raised in the House as is concerned with the procedure or subject or stage of enquiry if the Speaker is satisfied that it is not likely to prejudice the consideration of such matter by the statutory tribunal, statutory authority, commission or court of enquiry.
Motion and
withdrawal of
resolutions.
121. (1) A member in whose name a resolution appears on the list of business shall, when called on, either-
  (a) decline to move the resolution, in which case he/she shall confine himself/herself to a more statement to that effect, or
  (b) move the resolution, in which case he/she shall commence his/her speech by a formal motion in the terms appearing on the list of business.
  (2) If the member when called on is absent, the resolution standing in his/her name shall be considered to have been withdrawn:
  Provided that with the consent of such absent member and with the permission of the Speaker, any other member may move the resolution:
  Provided further that if such a resolution stands in the name of another member present in the House, such member may be permitted by the Speaker to move that resolution.
Limit of
discussion.
122. The discussion of a resolution shall be strictly limited to the subject of the resoultion.
Amendments. 123. After a resolution has been moved any member may, subject to all the rules relating to resolutions, move an amendment to such resolution, a copy of which shall be given to the Member moving the resolution.
Notice of
amendments
124. (1) If a copy of such amendment has not been sent to the Principal Secretary one clear day before the day fixed for the discussion of the resolution, any member may object to the moving of the amendment, and such objection shall prevail unless the Speaker, in his/her discretion, allows the amendment to be moved.
  (2) The Principal Secretary shall, if time permits, cause every amendment to be printed, and send a copy for the information of each member.
Time limit for
speeches.
125. No Speech on a resolution shall, except with the permission of the Speaker, exceed fifteen minutes in duration:
  Provided that the mover of a resolution, when moving the same and the Minister concerned when speaking for the first time, may speak for thirty minutes or for such longer time as the Speaker may permit.
Withdrawal of
resolution.
126. (1) A member who has moved a resolution or amendment to a resolution shall not withdraw the same except by leave of the House.
  (2) No discussion shall be permitted on a motion for leave to withdraw except with the permission of the Speaker.
Resolution not
discussed.
127. A resolution which has been listed for discussion on a particular day, if it is not discussed on that day, shall be renumbered with other resolutions of which 10 clear daysí notice is given and listed for discussion on the next private members day after their priority is determined by a fresh ballot held in accordance with these rules.
Splitting of
resolution.
128. When any resolution involving several points has been discussed, the Speaker may divide the resolution, and put each or any point separately to the vote, as he/she may think fit.
Repetition of
resolution.
129. Resolution, which are admitted for a particular Session, shall stand lapsed along with the prorogation of the Session:
  Provided that any resolution or resolutions which are under discussion shall be concluded during the Session and for that purpose, if necessary, the Speaker may extend time for such discussion.
Copy to
Government.
130. A Copy of every resolution which has been passed by the Assembly shall be forwarded to the Government of the State.