'Roots News: Legislative metalanguage & "Informally passed"

Earlier this month, I posted this update of HB 151’s progress (Ohio’s Iran divestment bill which has since been tabled).

I’ve since learned from a reader that, to informally pass something means that the issue in the bill is being deferred for the day and the bill will appear on the calendar for the next session day. Although a definition of informally passing a bill isn’t in the House rules, it’s most likely in Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure, which is the default rule book for Ohio’s legislature (as it is for most state legislatures).

Seven hundred pages +.

There must be Cliff Notes, yes?

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