Sample Concurrent Resolution

Sample Concurrent Resolution

Definition:

Concurrent Resolutions make recommendations to departments and boards within the State Government. 

When Used:

A Concurrent Resolution is used when a legislator wishes to recommend to a department(s) or board(s) within the State Government a change in procedure, definition or scope of that department or board's field of responsibility. Some examples of State Departments or Boards are the Department of Agriculture, Board of Education, Air Resources Board, California Highway Pa­trol, etc.

Technical Aspects:

The Concurrent Resolution is very similar to a Joint Resolution in its technical make‑up (see the Joint Resolution). The Resolving Clause should read:

Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the members request that… followed by the name of the department(s) or board(s) and the request.

The Concurrent Resolution is closed with the clause:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to…followed by the name of the department(s) or board(s) affected.

NOTE: Unlike the Joint Resolution, the Concurring Resolution does not give precedence to the House of Origin in the resolving clause. The Senate and Secretary of the Senate we always name as a courtesy to the more prestigious house.

Voting Procedure:

Requires a simple majority in both houses. Governor does not sign and may not veto.

 

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