Assam Legislative Assembly
CHAPTER-XVI
Motions
Discussion on a
matter of public
interest by motions in the Ministry.
131. (1) Save in so far as is provided by the Constitution or by these rules a motion on a matter of general public interest can be discussed only with the consent of the Speaker.
Notice of motion (2) Notice of a motion shall be given in writing addressed to the Principal Secretary:

Provided that no member shall, except with the permission of the Speaker, be permitted to send notice of more than three motions during one session of the Assembly.

If the number of motions admitted by the Speaker is more than one a ballot shall have to be held for giving precedence to a particular motion.
Condition of
admissibility of
motion
(3) In order that a motion may be admissible it shall satisfy the following conditions, namely, that:-
  1. it shall raise substantially on definite issue;
  2. it shall not contain arguments, inferences, ironical expressions, imputation or defamatory statements;
  3. it shall not refer to the conduct or character of persons except in their public capacity;
  4. it shall be restricted to a matter of recent occurrence;
  5. it shall not raise a question of privilege;
  6. it shall not revive discussion of a matter which has been discussed in the same session;
  7. it shall not anticipate discussion of a matter which is likely to be discussed in the same session;
  8. it shall not relate to any matter which is under adjudication by a Court of Law having jurisdiction in any part of India; and
  9. it shall not relate to a matter which is not primarily the concern of the Government of the State;
Speaker to decide admissibility of motions. (4) The Speaker shall decide on the admissibility of a motion and may disallow a motion or part thereof.
Speaker to decide admissibility of motions. (4) The Speaker shall decide on the admissibility of a motion and may disallow a motion or part thereof.
Subject matter of discussion. (5) Any motion tabled by a member to discuss a statement or report made by Minister under Rule 55 may also be the subject matter of the discussion
Time Limit for speeches. (6) The Speaker may, if he/she thinks fit, prescribe a time limit for speeches
Motion for raising discussion on matters before tribunals, commissions, etc 132. No motion which seeks to raise discussion on a 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.