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Thursday, January 10, 2013

 12:35 PM 

First Dem rules amendment tabled

We're informal after tabling of the first amendment under the newly agreed-upon rules.

Minority Leader Peter Barca sought to change a provision that would have allowed the use of paper ballots by the Assembly Organization committee. He was cut off after two minutes of debate on a motion to table the amendment. The chamber now features timers on the boards showing members' names and districts to keep track of times per speaker and per tabling motion.

After two other speakers, Barca resumed his argument and the measure went to a vote after some six minutes. The amendment has been laid on the table.

UPDATE -- 12:56 p.m.: We're back in session.


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