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H. B. No. 39 As IntroducedAs Introduced
|130th General Assembly|
Representatives Hagan, R., Driehaus, Ramos, Patterson
To enact section 101.36 of the Revised Code to
require the Governor to participate in House
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 101.36 of the Revised Code be enacted
to read as follows:
Sec. 101.36. (A) Ten times per year, the governor shall
appear before the house of representatives for a forty-five minute
question time. During each question time, the governor shall
answer questions asked by the members of the house of
representatives. The speaker of the house of representatives shall
set the date and time of each question time. Each question time
shall occur during a session of the house of representatives at
which a sufficient number of members of the house are present to
pass a bill.
(B) The majority and the minority party each shall be given
the opportunity to ask the governor a minimum of five questions.
Prior to each question time, the majority leader of the house of
representatives shall submit to the speaker a list of the members
of the majority party who will ask the governor questions and the
minority leader of the house of representatives shall submit to
the speaker a list of the members of the minority party who will
ask the governor questions. The parties shall not be required to
disclose the questions their members intend to ask. Either party
may decline to ask a question.
(C) The speaker shall call on each questioner to speak and
shall alternate between parties. The minority party shall ask the
first question. The speaker shall make a reasonable effort to
allot equal time to each party for the asking and answering of its
questions. Neither party may ask a question after the forty-fifth
minute of the question time.