Act 2, 1998 (II) – Act anent Disposal of Routine Petitions. 18th May 1998.

The General Assembly direct that the Business Committee shall in their Report indicate such petitions as are of routine nature. Motions and amendments regarding such petitions shall be handed in and read by the Clerk before the first adjournment on the day before they are intended to be moved. If at the time of consideration of such a Petition there is no objection to it being classified as of a routine nature, the motion regarding it will be formally moved and seconded.

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