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     2-7-5.   Numbering, printing and disposition of prefiled bills--Date of introduction. The director of the Legislative Research Council shall, within the confines of such rules, receive such bills and resolutions, place them in proper form, assign them numbers for introduction in the proper house, and deliver copies to the printing contractor for presession printing. The director shall deliver the original and one copy of each bill and resolution to the secretary of the Senate or the chief clerk of the House of Representatives, as the case may be, on the day when the session convenes. However, the director may not deliver any prefiled bill or resolution until every sponsor of such bill or resolution has been duly sworn into office.
     Upon prefiling, such bills and resolutions become the property of the Legislature and may not thereafter be withdrawn. Prefiled bills and resolutions shall be considered as introduced on the day of their delivery to each house.

Source: SL 1967, ch 273, § 1; SL 1984, ch 16, § 2; SL 1997, ch 19, § 1.

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