130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 584  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
2011-2012
H. B. No. 584


Representative Foley 

Cosponsors: Representatives Hagan, R., Driehaus, Antonio, Phillips, Winburn 



A BILL
To enact section 101.36 of the Revised Code to require the Governor to participate in House Question Times.

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.
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