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AGO 2001 No. 9 >  November 19, 2001
LEGISLATURE - CONSTITUTION - EQUAL PROTECTION
Constitutionality of House of Representatives' rule requiring consent of both House co-speakers to bring a matter before the House for business The Courts are unlikely to find unconstitutional a temporary rule of the House of Representatives which requires consent of both co-speakers to bring a matter before the House for business. Such a rule appears to be consistent with the equal protection provisions of both the United States and Washington Constitutions, and with constitutional provisions governing the rights and duties of legislators, especially where the House provides alternative methods for bringing matters before the House or provides ways by which a majority of the House could repeal or amend the House rules.
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