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  1  1                 SENATE RESOLUTION      
  1  2        BY  COMMITTEE ON RULES AND ADMINISTRATION
  1  3 A Senate Resolution relating to permanent rules of the
  1  4  senate for the seventy-seventh seventy-eighth
  1  5 general assembly.  
  1  6    BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, That the permanent
  1  7 rules of the senate for the seventy-seventh seventy-
  1  8 eighth general assembly be as follows:  
  1  9                    RULES OF THE SENATE
  1 10                           Rule 1
  1 11                           Quorum
  1 12    A constitutional majority shall constitute a quorum
  1 13 of the senate.  Any senator may insist a quorum be
  1 14 present.  
  1 15                           Rule 2
  1 16              Adoption and Amendment of Rules
  1 17    Whenever the senate is operating under temporary
  1 18 rules, the rules may be amended or repealed, or
  1 19 permanent rules may be adopted, by a constitutional
  1 20 majority of the senators.  After adoption of permanent
  1 21 rules of the senate during any general assembly, the
  1 22 rules may be amended or repealed by a constitutional
  1 23 majority of the senators voting on a simple
  1 24 resolution.  
  1 25                           Rule 3
  1 26              Rules of Parliamentary Procedure
  1 27    In cases not covered by senate rules or joint
  1 28 rules, Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure shall
  1 29 govern.  
  1 30                           Rule 4
  2  1              Sessions of the General Assembly
  2  2    The election of officers, organization, hiring and
  2  3 compensation of employees, and committees of the
  2  4 senate shall carry over from the first to the second
  2  5 regular sessions and to any extraordinary sessions of
  2  6 the same general assembly.
  2  7    All bills and resolutions introduced in the first
  2  8 regular session of a general assembly which are not
  2  9 withdrawn, lost, or indefinitely postponed shall carry
  2 10 over into the second regular session and to any
  2 11 extraordinary session of the same general assembly.
  2 12 Appointments received from the governor for senate
  2 13 confirmation during any session of a general assembly
  2 14 shall be acted upon prior to adjournment of that
  2 15 session as provided by section 2.32 of the Code.
  2 16 Except as provided by this rule, upon the adjournment
  2 17 of the first regular session and any extraordinary
  2 18 session, each bill or resolution shall be
  2 19 automatically referred back to the committee to which
  2 20 it was originally assigned.  The secretary of the
  2 21 senate shall publish in the Journal a list of the
  2 22 bills returned to committee under this rule.  Within
  2 23 seven days after the first committee meeting after the
  2 24 convening of the second regular session, committees
  2 25 shall either authorize the chair to refer such bills
  2 26 and resolutions to a subcommittee for consideration,
  2 27 indefinitely postpone further consideration of such
  2 28 bills,  or report them out to the floor and place them
  2 29 on the calendar.  If the subcommittee is different
  2 30 than that appointed during the first session, the
  3  1 committee chair shall report to the senate the bill or
  3  2 resolution number and the names of the subcommittee
  3  3 members.
  3  4    Bills and resolutions which have been voted upon on
  3  5 final passage by either house in any session shall
  3  6 remain on the calendar in the same status as at the
  3  7 end of the session at any subsequent regular or
  3  8 extraordinary session.  
  3  9                           Rule 5
  3 10              Regular Order of Daily Business
  3 11    The following order shall govern, subject to any
  3 12 special order:
  3 13    1.  Correction of the journal.
  3 14    2.  Senators to be excused.
  3 15    3.  Communications to the Senate.
  3 16    4.  Introduction of bills and resolutions.
  3 17    5.  Points of personal privilege.
  3 18    6.  Consideration of senate calendar.  
  3 19                           Rule 6
  3 20                      Senate Calendar
  3 21    1.  Each legislative day the secretary of the
  3 22 senate shall prepare a listing of bills to be known as
  3 23 the "Senate Calendar".
  3 24    2.  The senate calendar may contain a listing under
  3 25 the category "Special Order" which shall be placed at
  3 26 the head of the calendar.  Bills in such category
  3 27 shall be those which are specifically set for debate
  3 28 by the majority leader with the consent of the senate
  3 29 on a certain date and time.  Bills shall be listed by
  3 30 the secretary in the order they are set for debate.
  4  1    3.  The senate calendar shall include separate
  4  2 listings for any bills and resolutions in the
  4  3 following categories:
  4  4    a.  Conference Committee Report
  4  5    b.  Bills in Conference Committee
  4  6    c.  House Amendment to Senate Amendment to House
  4  7 File
  4  8    d.  House Refuses to Concur in Senate Amendment to
  4  9 House File
  4 10    e.  Senate Files Amended by the House
  4 11    f.  Unfinished Business
  4 12    g.  Motions to Reconsider
  4 13    h.  Administrative Rules Nullification Resolutions
  4 14    i.  Veto Messages from the Governor
  4 15    4.  The secretary shall list bills and resolutions
  4 16 in the above categories in the order they are
  4 17 received.  Upon their first publication in the
  4 18 calendar, bills and resolutions in the above
  4 19 categories may be called up for debate at any time by
  4 20 the majority leader.  Motions to reconsider shall be
  4 21 called up as provided by Rule 24.
  4 22    5.  The senate calendar shall include a listing of
  4 23 senate appropriations committee bills and bills
  4 24 reported out by the senate appropriations committee.
  4 25 The list shall be known as the "Appropriations
  4 26 Calendar".  The secretary shall list the bills in the
  4 27 order they are received.  Upon their first publication
  4 28 in the calendar, bills on the appropriations calendar
  4 29 may be called up for debate at any time by the
  4 30 majority leader provided they are eligible under Rule
  5  1 8.
  5  2    6.  The senate calendar shall include a listing of
  5  3 bills which pertain to the levy, assessment or
  5  4 collection of taxes sponsored by or initially assigned
  5  5 to and reported out by the senate ways and means
  5  6 committee.  The list shall be known as the "Ways and
  5  7 Means Calendar".  The secretary shall list the bills
  5  8 in the order they are received.  Upon their first
  5  9 publication in the calendar, bills on the ways and
  5 10 means calendar may be called up for debate at any time
  5 11 by the majority leader provided they are eligible
  5 12 under Rule 8.
  5 13    7.  The senate calendar shall include a list of
  5 14 bills and resolutions, known as the "Regular
  5 15 Calendar", which shall consist of bills and
  5 16 resolutions reported out by a senate committee.  The
  5 17 bills and resolutions reported out each day shall be
  5 18 placed in the order of their file numbers and
  5 19 following those reported out on previous days.
  5 20 Priority shall be given to senate over house bills and
  5 21 resolutions and to joint resolutions over bills.  Upon
  5 22 their first publication in the calendar, bills on the
  5 23 regular calendar may be called up for debate at any
  5 24 time by the majority leader, provided they are
  5 25 eligible under Rule 8.
  5 26    A bill reported out of committee which is
  5 27 subsequently referred to the ways and means or
  5 28 appropriations committee and then reported out of that
  5 29 committee, shall be returned to the regular calendar
  5 30 and retain its original place thereon.
  6  1    8.  The senate calendar shall include a listing of
  6  2 the governor's appointees to state boards,
  6  3 commissions, and other offices requiring senate
  6  4 confirmation.  This listing shall be known as the
  6  5 "Confirmation Calendar".  Names on the confirmation
  6  6 calendar may be called up for confirmation at any time
  6  7 by the majority leader provided they are eligible
  6  8 under rule 59.
  6  9    9.  The majority leader, or in the absence of the
  6 10 majority leader the assistant majority leaders, may
  6 11 select from among the bills on the previous
  6 12 legislative day's Senate calendar and from the bills
  6 13 selected create a new listing which shall be known as
  6 14 the "Debate Calendar".  The debate calendar shall list
  6 15 bills as the majority leader expects to take them up
  6 16 during the following week.  A bill or resolution on
  6 17 the debate calendar may be debated only when eligible
  6 18 under Rule 8.
  6 19    10.  The majority leader, or in the absence of the
  6 20 majority leader the assistant majority leaders, may
  6 21 create a list of bills or resolutions about which no
  6 22 controversy is believed to exist which shall be known
  6 23 as the "Proposed Noncontroversial Calendar".  Bills or
  6 24 resolutions included on this listing may be debated at
  6 25 any time upon being called up for debate by the
  6 26 majority leader.  Any bill or resolution which
  6 27 appeared on the previous day's Senate calendar may be
  6 28 placed by any senator on the proposed noncontroversial
  6 29 calendar, which shall be published.  Any bill or
  6 30 resolution on the proposed noncontroversial calendar
  7  1 shall be stricken from the list if any senator files a
  7  2 written objection with the secretary of the senate on
  7  3 the first or second legislative day after it appears
  7  4 on the proposed noncontroversial calendar.  Any bill
  7  5 stricken from the proposed noncontroversial calendar
  7  6 shall be returned to its former place on the Senate
  7  7 calendar.  The secretary shall prepare the
  7  8 noncontroversial calendar which shall consist of all
  7  9 bills or resolutions on the proposed noncontroversial
  7 10 calendar to which no objection was received.
  7 11    11.  If the senate shall not be in session on a day
  7 12 assigned in paragraphs nine and ten for action upon a
  7 13 calendar, such assigned action shall occur on the next
  7 14 succeeding legislative day.
  7 15    12.  On any bill called up for debate from any
  7 16 calendar, debate may continue from day to day until it
  7 17 is adopted, fails, or is postponed or deferred.  If
  7 18 further debate is postponed or deferred without a time
  7 19 to continue being set, except for bills on the debate
  7 20 calendar, the bill shall be listed as unfinished
  7 21 business.  Bills which are returned to the committee
  7 22 of first referral or to a different committee after
  7 23 being considered by the senate and classified as
  7 24 unfinished business shall be returned to the
  7 25 unfinished business calendar by that committee when
  7 26 the bill is reported out of committee.  The unfinished
  7 27 business date on the calendar shall be the date on
  7 28 which the bill was returned to committee.  Bills on
  7 29 the debate calendar upon which further debate is
  7 30 postponed or deferred without a time to continue being
  8  1 set shall return to the regular calendar.  
  8  2                           Rule 7
  8  3                     Steering Committee
  8  4    The senate may authorize the appointment of a
  8  5 steering committee.  The majority leader shall appoint
  8  6 the majority party members to the steering committee.
  8  7 The minority leader shall appoint the minority party
  8  8 members to the steering committee.  The function of
  8  9 the steering committee shall be to create its own
  8 10 calendar from the bills and resolutions on the regular
  8 11 calendar.  Bills and resolutions on the steering
  8 12 committee calendar shall have priority over bills and
  8 13 resolutions on all other calendars, except the
  8 14 appropriations calendar.  
  8 15                           Rule 8
  8 16              When Eligible for Consideration
  8 17    Bills, resolutions, and appointments shall be
  8 18 eligible for consideration by the senate as follows:
  8 19    1.  An appointment by the governor which requires
  8 20 senate confirmation shall be eligible on the
  8 21 legislative day after it is first printed in the
  8 22 senate calendar as provided by Rule 59.
  8 23    2.  A house or individually sponsored bill or
  8 24 resolution reported out by a committee shall be
  8 25 eligible on the legislative day after it is first
  8 26 printed in the senate calendar.
  8 27    3.  A committee bill or resolution sponsored by the
  8 28 appropriations committee shall be eligible on the
  8 29 legislative day after it is first printed in the
  8 30 senate calendar.
  9  1    4.  Any committee bill or resolution, other than a
  9  2 bill or resolution sponsored by the appropriations
  9  3 committee, shall be eligible on the third legislative
  9  4 day it is printed in the senate calendar.
  9  5    5.  A bill that has been reported out to the senate
  9  6 calendar, referred to a different committee and
  9  7 reported out by that committee is eligible for
  9  8 consideration by the senate on the day it would have
  9  9 been eligible under subsection 2, 3, or 4, whichever
  9 10 is applicable, as if the bill had been printed in the
  9 11 calendar after having been reported out by the first
  9 12 committee.
  9 13    6.  Any bill or resolution placed on the steering
  9 14 committee calendar is eligible for consideration on
  9 15 the day of its placement on that calendar.
  9 16    When a bill or resolution on the calendar is not
  9 17 yet eligible, the date when it will become eligible
  9 18 shall be printed in the calendar.  
  9 19                           Rule 9
  9 20                     Debate and Decorum
  9 21    Before addressing the senate, the senator shall
  9 22 request recognition by depressing the "speak" device
  9 23 and, when recognized, rise and respectfully address
  9 24 the chair.
  9 25    The senator shall confine all remarks to the
  9 26 question under debate and shall avoid discussing
  9 27 personalities or implication of improper motives.  No
  9 28 questions except by the senator recognized shall be
  9 29 entertained after a senator is recognized to give
  9 30 final remarks.  
 10  1                          Rule 10
 10  2                Point of Personal Privilege
 10  3    A point of personal privilege shall only be
 10  4 recognized when there is no motion pending or other
 10  5 business being considered by the senate.  Senators
 10  6 speaking on a point of personal privilege shall be
 10  7 limited to ten minutes.  
 10  8                          Rule 11
 10  9          Introduction and Presentation of Guests
 10 10    Only former members of the senate and former and
 10 11 present members of Congress shall be presented to the
 10 12 senate, except that the president of the senate may
 10 13 present a visitor whose presence is of special
 10 14 significance to the senate.  The presence of school
 10 15 groups accompanied by school officials shall be
 10 16 announced by the president of the senate and shall be
 10 17 recorded in the journal upon written request of a
 10 18 member of the senate.  
 10 19                          Rule 12
 10 20 Form and Withdrawal of Motions, Amendments and Signatures
 10 21    Motions need not be in writing unless required by
 10 22 the president or by the senate.  No motion requires a
 10 23 second.  Any amendment, motion (including a motion to
 10 24 reconsider), or resolution may be withdrawn by the
 10 25 mover if it has not been amended by the senate and if
 10 26 no amendment is pending.  All amendments to bills,
 10 27 resolutions, and reports shall be in writing and filed
 10 28 before being acted upon by the senate.
 10 29    No amendment, resolution, bill, or conference
 10 30 committee report shall be considered by the senate
 11  1 without a copy of the amendment, resolution, bill, or
 11  2 conference committee report being on the desks of the
 11  3 entire membership of the senate prior to
 11  4 consideration.
 11  5    All amendments, reports, petitions or other
 11  6 documents requiring a signature shall have the name
 11  7 typed under the place for the signature.  Once a
 11  8 signature is affixed and the document containing the
 11  9 signature filed with the recording clerk in the well,
 11 10 that signature shall not be removed.
 11 11    When an amendment to a main amendment is filed that
 11 12 would negate the effect of the main amendment and
 11 13 thereby leave the bill unchanged, the presiding
 11 14 officer shall have the authority to declare the
 11 15 amendment to the main amendment out of order, subject
 11 16 to an appeal to the full senate.
 11 17    When a house amendment to a senate file is before
 11 18 the senate, an amendment to the house amendment shall
 11 19 be considered an amendment in the first degree.
 11 20    Regardless of its origin, an amendment in the third
 11 21 degree shall be ruled out of order.
 11 22    When a ruling on germaneness is issued by the
 11 23 presiding officer, it shall be accompanied by an
 11 24 explanation of the ruling.  
 11 25                          Rule 13
 11 26     Order and Precedence of Motions and Amendments
 11 27    When a question is under debate, no motion shall be
 11 28 received but to adjourn, to recess, questions of
 11 29 privilege, to lay on the table, for the previous
 11 30 question, to postpone to a day certain, to refer, to
 12  1 amend, to postpone indefinitely, to defer, or
 12  2 incidental motions.  A substitute is not in order
 12  3 unless it is in the form of a motion to substitute.
 12  4 Such motions shall have precedence in the order in
 12  5 which they are named.  No motion to postpone to a day
 12  6 certain, to refer, or postpone indefinitely, being
 12  7 decided, shall be again allowed on the same day with
 12  8 regard to the same question.  A motion to strike out
 12  9 the enacting clause of a bill shall have precedence
 12 10 over all amendments and, if carried, shall be
 12 11 considered equivalent to the rejection of the bill.
 12 12    A motion to strike everything after the enacting
 12 13 clause has precedence over a committee amendment and
 12 14 all other amendments except one to strike the enacting
 12 15 clause.  A committee amendment has precedence over all
 12 16 other amendments except as provided in this rule.
 12 17    A motion to rerefer a bill to committee may specify
 12 18 when the committee shall report the bill to the
 12 19 senate.  If the motion is adopted in such form, the
 12 20 committee must report the bill by the date specified
 12 21 with or without recommendation or the bill shall
 12 22 automatically be returned to the calendar.  When the
 12 23 bill is returned to the calendar, it shall occupy the
 12 24 same position it occupied at the time the bill was
 12 25 rereferred to the committee.  If the committee to
 12 26 which the bill is rereferred submits an amendment in
 12 27 its report, that committee amendment shall take
 12 28 precedence over other amendments except if that
 12 29 committee amendment is in conflict with amendments
 12 30 previously adopted, the committee amendment shall not
 13  1 be considered until consideration of motions to
 13  2 reconsider the previously adopted amendments result in
 13  3 removing the conflict.  A committee may not file an
 13  4 amendment to a bill unless the bill is in the
 13  5 committee's possession.  
 13  6                          Rule 14
 13  7                 MOTIONS BEFORE THE SENATE
 13  8    Motions before the senate shall be displayed on the
 13  9 electronic voting system display boards.  
 13 10                          Rule 15
 13 11                    Nondebatable Motions
 13 12    The following motions are not debatable:  
 13 13    Adjourn
 13 14    Recess
 13 15    Call of the Senate
 13 16    Lay on Table or Take from Table
 13 17    Previous Question
 13 18    Reconsider vote by which bill was placed on last reading.
 13 19    A Motion to Reconsider and Lay the Motion to Reconsider
 13 20    on the Table (Double-barreled Motion).
 13 21                          Rule 16
 13 22                  Division of the Question
 13 23    Any senator may call for a division of a question,
 13 24 which shall be divided if it includes propositions so
 13 25 distinct that if one is taken away, a substantive
 13 26 proposition shall remain in a technically proper form
 13 27 for the decision of the senate.  A motion to strike
 13 28 out and insert is indivisible; but a motion to strike
 13 29 out, if lost, shall not preclude amendments to the
 13 30 matter attempted to be stricken or a motion to strike
 14  1 out and insert.  
 14  2                          Rule 17
 14  3                   The Previous Question
 14  4    The previous question shall be in this form:
 14  5 "Shall debate be closed on the pending question?"  A
 14  6 motion for the previous question may be adopted by a
 14  7 majority of the senators present and voting.  Its
 14  8 effect shall be to put an end to debate and bring the
 14  9 senate to a direct vote upon the pending question.
 14 10 However, any senator who has not previously spoken on
 14 11 the pending question and who, after the main question
 14 12 is taken up and before the motion for the previous
 14 13 question has been made, requested recognition by
 14 14 depressing the "speak" device may speak no longer than
 14 15 five minutes on the pending question.  If action on
 14 16 the pending question continues into another
 14 17 legislative day or is deferred, the previous question
 14 18 shall apply and the requests to be recognized shall be
 14 19 honored.
 14 20    When the motion applies to an amendment, the
 14 21 senator proposing the amendment shall have five
 14 22 minutes to close debate on the amendment.
 14 23    The senator handling the measure under
 14 24 consideration shall have ten minutes to close debate
 14 25 on the main question.  
 14 26                          Rule 18
 14 27                     Call of the Senate
 14 28    Ten senators may file in writing a call of the
 14 29 senate on any single item of legislative business.  A
 14 30 call of the senate requires the presence of every
 15  1 senator and is in order at any time prior to the vote
 15  2 being announced by the president.  The sergeant-at-
 15  3 arms shall return promptly all absent senators.
 15  4 Debate on the item may continue while absent senators
 15  5 are returning, but no vote on the item is in order on
 15  6 it until all have returned.  Adoption of a motion to
 15  7 recess or adjourn to a specific time will not lift the
 15  8 call.  The call may be lifted, or a senator may be
 15  9 excused from the call without lifting the call, by a
 15 10 vote of a constitutional majority of the senators.
 15 11 Those senators excused prior to the filing of the call
 15 12 are excused from the call.  
 15 13                          Rule 19
 15 14                   Committee of the Whole
 15 15    The senate may resolve itself into a committee of
 15 16 the whole senate when it wishes to permit more free
 15 17 and informal discussion.  Persons other than senators
 15 18 may appear and present information.
 15 19    Any senator may move "that the senate now resolve
 15 20 itself into a committee of the whole to consider" a
 15 21 stated subject.
 15 22    The president of the senate shall be chair of the
 15 23 committee of the whole unless otherwise ordered by the
 15 24 senate.
 15 25    The procedure in committee of the whole is subject
 15 26 to the rules of the senate.  The previous question and
 15 27 the motion to reconsider shall be in order.
 15 28    The committee of the whole cannot take any final
 15 29 action and its power is limited to recommendation to
 15 30 the senate.  The proceedings of the committee of the
 16  1 whole, including any roll call vote, shall be printed
 16  2 in the journal.
 16  3    Any senator may at any time, except while voting or
 16  4 while a senator has the floor, move that "the
 16  5 committee rise" which is equivalent to a motion to
 16  6 adjourn.
 16  7    After adoption of the motion to rise, the chair may
 16  8 report to the senate in the same manner as other
 16  9 committee reports are given.  
 16 10                          Rule 20
 16 11             Last Reading and Passage of Bills
 16 12    When a motion to place a bill on its last reading
 16 13 is lost, the same motion shall be in order at any
 16 14 later time.  After the last reading of a bill, no
 16 15 amendment shall be received.  The vote on final
 16 16 passage shall be taken immediately without debate.  
 16 17                          Rule 21
 16 18                    Engrossment of Bills
 16 19    An engrossment is a proofreading and verification
 16 20 in order to be certain that a bill before the senate
 16 21 is identical with the original bill as introduced with
 16 22 all amendments which have been adopted correctly
 16 23 inserted.
 16 24    In an engrossed bill, all obvious typographical,
 16 25 spelling or other clerical errors are corrected and
 16 26 section or paragraph numbers and internal references
 16 27 are changed as required to conform the original bill
 16 28 to any amendments which have been adopted.  All such
 16 29 corrections or changes shall be reported in the
 16 30 journal by the secretary of the senate.  The engrossed
 17  1 bill shall be placed in the bill file with the
 17  2 original bill and amendments.  
 17  3                          Rule 22
 17  4                      Manner of Voting
 17  5    On voice vote, the question shall be distinctly put
 17  6 in this form:  "Those in favor of (the question) say
 17  7 "aye"." "Those opposed to (the question) say "no"."
 17  8    A non-record or record roll call vote may be
 17  9 requested by any senator or ordered by the president
 17 10 any time before the results are announced.  A non-
 17 11 record roll call shall be requested by asking for a
 17 12 "division".  A record roll call shall be requested by
 17 13 asking for a "roll call". Upon request for a non-
 17 14 record or record roll call vote, the president shall
 17 15 announce that such a non-record or record roll call
 17 16 vote has been requested and shall state the question
 17 17 to be put to the senate.  The president then shall
 17 18 direct the secretary of the senate to receive the
 17 19 votes.
 17 20    Senators present may cast their votes, either by
 17 21 operating the voting mechanism located at their
 17 22 assigned desk or by signaling the president if they
 17 23 are unable to vote at their assigned desk.  The
 17 24 president shall enter the votes of senators signaling
 17 25 their votes.
 17 26    After sufficient time has elapsed for all senators
 17 27 present to record their votes, the president shall
 17 28 direct the secretary of the senate to close the voting
 17 29 system.  The president shall still enter the senators'
 17 30 votes at any time prior to directing the secretary of
 18  1 the senate to lock the voting system.  The president
 18  2 shall then immediately announce the vote.
 18  3    During a non-record or record roll call vote, both
 18  4 individual votes and vote totals shall be indicated
 18  5 openly on the display boards.  On non-record roll
 18  6 calls, only vote totals shall be printed in the
 18  7 journal.
 18  8    In the event the electronic voting system is not in
 18  9 operating order, the president shall direct the
 18 10 secretary of the senate to take the non-record or
 18 11 record roll call by calling the names of the senators
 18 12 in alphabetical order.  
 18 13                          Rule 23
 18 14                       Duty of Voting
 18 15    Every senator present when a question is put shall
 18 16 vote "aye", "no" or "present" unless previously
 18 17 excused by the senate.  Upon demand being made by any
 18 18 senator, the secretary of the senate shall call in
 18 19 alphabetical order the names of the senators not
 18 20 voting or voting "present".  Those senators called
 18 21 shall vote "aye" or "no" unless the senator states a
 18 22 personal interest in the question or concludes that he
 18 23 or she should not vote under the senate code of
 18 24 ethics.  
 18 25                          Rule 24
 18 26                      Reconsideration
 18 27    When a main motion has been decided by the senate,
 18 28 any senator having voted on the prevailing side may
 18 29 move to reconsider the vote on the same or next
 18 30 legislative day.  Motions to reconsider the vote on a
 19  1 bill or resolution shall be in writing and filed with
 19  2 the secretary of the senate.
 19  3    Notwithstanding any time limitations applicable to
 19  4 motions to reconsider main motions, a motion to
 19  5 reconsider the vote on an amendment may be made at any
 19  6 time before final disposition of the motion to be
 19  7 amended.  Such motion shall be in writing and filed
 19  8 with the secretary of the senate.  A motion to
 19  9 reconsider an amendment to a main motion shall be
 19 10 taken up for consideration only prior to the
 19 11 disposition of the main motion or upon reconsideration
 19 12 of the main motion.
 19 13    A constitutional majority by a record roll call is
 19 14 necessary to reconsider a bill or joint resolution.
 19 15 During three legislative days from the date the motion
 19 16 to reconsider a bill or resolution is filed, only the
 19 17 mover may call it up.  Thereafter, any senator may
 19 18 call up the motion.  If a date for adjournment has
 19 19 been set by resolution of the senate, any senator may
 19 20 call up a motion to reconsider at any time within
 19 21 three days prior to the date set for adjournment.
 19 22    If the motion to reconsider a bill or resolution
 19 23 prevails, motions to reconsider amendments thereto
 19 24 shall be in order and shall be disposed of without
 19 25 delay.
 19 26    A motion that any action taken by the senate be
 19 27 reconsidered and the motion to reconsider be laid upon
 19 28 the table shall be a single and indivisible motion,
 19 29 known as the double-barreled motion, which, if
 19 30 carried, shall have the effect of preventing
 20  1 reconsideration unless a motion to take from the table
 20  2 prevails.  A constitutional majority is necessary for
 20  3 the double-barreled motion to prevail on a bill or
 20  4 joint resolution.  The double-barreled motion can only
 20  5 be made from the floor after the vote is announced and
 20  6 the member who moved the final reading shall have
 20  7 priority in making it.
 20  8    A motion to reconsider and lay on the table shall
 20  9 have priority over a motion to reconsider if they are
 20 10 both filed on the same legislative day.
 20 11    In the event that a motion to reconsider is pending
 20 12 at the end of the first session or any extraordinary
 20 13 session of any general assembly, or the general
 20 14 assembly adjourns sine die, and the motion has not
 20 15 been voted upon by the senate, it shall be determined
 20 16 to have failed.  
 20 17                          Rule 25
 20 18         Suspension of Rules and Taking from Table
 20 19    No standing rule or rules incorporated by reference
 20 20 under Rule 3 or order of the senate shall be rescinded
 20 21 or suspended, nor shall any matter, tabled upon
 20 22 motion, be taken up, except by an affirmative vote of
 20 23 a constitutional majority of the senate.  
 20 24               INTRODUCTION AND FORM OF BILLS
 20 25                          Rule 26
 20 26    Time and Method of Introducing Bills and Amendments
 20 27    All bills to be introduced in the senate shall be
 20 28 typed in proper form by the legislative service bureau
 20 29 and shall be filed with the recording clerk.
 20 30    All amendments shall be typed in proper form and
 21  1 filed with the recording clerk not later than 4:30
 21  2 p.m., or adjournment, whichever is later, in order to
 21  3 be listed in the following day's clip sheet.
 21  4    An "impact amendment" is an amendment which
 21  5 reasonably could have an annual effect of at least one
 21  6 hundred thousand dollars or a combined total effect
 21  7 within five years after enactment of five hundred
 21  8 thousand dollars or more on the aggregate revenues,
 21  9 expenditures or fiscal liability of the state or its
 21 10 subdivisions.
 21 11    An impact amendment to a bill which has been on the
 21 12 special order calendar for at least three full
 21 13 legislative days prior to its consideration shall not
 21 14 be taken up by the senate unless:
 21 15    1)  a fiscal note is attached, and the amendment is
 21 16 filed at least one legislative day prior to the date
 21 17 set for consideration of the bill; or
 21 18    2)  the amendment is an appropriation or other
 21 19 measure where the total effect is stated in dollar
 21 20 amounts.  
 21 21                          Rule 27
 21 22               Limit on Introduction of Bills
 21 23    No bill or joint resolution, except bills and joint
 21 24 resolutions cosponsored by the majority and minority
 21 25 floor leaders, shall be introduced in the senate after
 21 26 4:00 4:30 p.m. on Friday of the sixth week of the
 21 27 first regular session of a general assembly unless a
 21 28 written request for drafting the bill has been filed
 21 29 with the legislative service bureau before that time.
 21 30 After adjournment of the first regular session, bills
 22  1 may be prefiled at any time before the convening of
 22  2 the second regular session.  No bill shall be
 22  3 introduced after 4:00 4:30 p.m. on Friday of the
 22  4 second week of the second regular session of a general
 22  5 assembly unless a written request for drafting the
 22  6 bill has been filed with the legislative service
 22  7 bureau before that time.  However, standing committees
 22  8 may introduce bills and joint resolutions at any time.
 22  9 A bill which relates to departmental rules sponsored
 22 10 by the administrative rules review committee and
 22 11 approved by a majority of the members of the committee
 22 12 in each house may be introduced at any time and must
 22 13 be referred to a standing committee which must take
 22 14 action on the bill within three weeks.  Senate and
 22 15 concurrent resolutions may be introduced at any time.
 22 16    No bill, joint resolution, concurrent resolution or
 22 17 senate resolution shall be introduced at any
 22 18 extraordinary session unless sponsored by a standing
 22 19 committee, the majority and minority floor leaders, or
 22 20 the committee of the whole.  
 22 21                          Rule 28
 22 22  Introduction, Reading and Form of Bills and Resolutions
 22 23    Every senate bill and resolution shall be
 22 24 introduced by one or more senators or by any standing
 22 25 committee of the senate and shall at once be given its
 22 26 first reading.
 22 27    If the senate is in session when a bill or
 22 28 resolution is introduced, the first reading shall
 22 29 consist of reading its file number, the title and
 22 30 sponsor of the bill.  If the senate is not in session
 23  1 but a journal is published for the day, the first
 23  2 reading shall consist of a journal entry of the bill's
 23  3 file number, title, sponsor and the notation "Read
 23  4 first time under Rule 28.".
 23  5    Any bill or resolution approved for introduction by
 23  6 a standing committee during an interim period between
 23  7 sessions of one General Assembly shall be introduced
 23  8 without further action by the committee at the next
 23  9 succeeding regular session of the same General
 23 10 Assembly and placed immediately upon the regular
 23 11 calendar.
 23 12    Every bill and resolution referred to committee
 23 13 shall have received two readings before its passage.
 23 14    The subject of every bill shall be expressed in its
 23 15 title.  
 23 16                          Rule 29
 23 17                        Explanations
 23 18    No bill, except appropriation committee bills and
 23 19 simple or concurrent resolutions, shall be introduced
 23 20 unless a concise and accurate explanation is attached.
 23 21 The chief sponsor or a committee to which the bill has
 23 22 been referred may add a revised explanation at any
 23 23 time before the last reading, and it shall be included
 23 24 in the daily clip sheet.  
 23 25                          Rule 30
 23 26                        Resolutions
 23 27    A "senate resolution" is a resolution acted upon
 23 28 only by the senate which expresses sentiment or is
 23 29 used for the appointment of special committees within
 23 30 the senate.  A senate resolution requires the
 24  1 affirmative vote of a majority of the senators present
 24  2 and voting.  A senate resolution shall be filed with
 24  3 the secretary of the senate.  A senate resolution
 24  4 shall be printed in the bound journal after its
 24  5 adoption and in the daily journal upon written request
 24  6 to the secretary of the senate by the sponsor of the
 24  7 resolution.  
 24  8                         Rule 31
 24  9                Nullification Resolutions
 24 10    A nullification resolution may be introduced by a
 24 11 standing committee, the administrative rules review
 24 12 committee, or any member of the senate.  A
 24 13 nullification resolution introduced by the
 24 14 administrative rules review committee or a member of
 24 15 the senate shall be referred to the same standing
 24 16 committee it would be referred to if it was a bill.
 24 17    Any nullification resolution may be referred to the
 24 18 administrative rules review committee by a majority
 24 19 vote of the standing committee which introduced it or
 24 20 to which it was referred.  The administrative rules
 24 21 review committee may seek an agreement with the
 24 22 affected administrative agency wherein the agency
 24 23 agrees to voluntarily rescind or modify a rule or
 24 24 rules relating to the subject matter of the
 24 25 nullification resolution.  An agreement to voluntarily
 24 26 rescind or modify an administrative agency rule shall
 24 27 be in writing and signed by the chief administrative
 24 28 officer of the administrative agency and a majority of
 24 29 the administrative rules review committee members of
 24 30 each house and shall be placed on file in the offices
 25  1 of the chief clerk of the house, the secretary of the
 25  2 senate and the secretary of state.  If an agreement is
 25  3 not reached, or the nullification resolution is not
 25  4 approved by a majority of the administrative rules
 25  5 review committee members of each house, within two
 25  6 weeks of the date the resolution is referred to the
 25  7 administrative rules review committee, the resolution
 25  8 shall be placed on the calendar.  If the nullification
 25  9 resolution is approved by the administrative rules
 25 10 review committee it shall be placed on the calendar.
 25 11 A nullification resolution is subject to a motion to
 25 12 withdraw the nullification resolution as provided in
 25 13 rule 42.
 25 14    A nullification resolution is debatable, but cannot
 25 15 be amended on the floor of the senate.  
 25 16                          Rule 32
 25 17               Resolutions, Applicable Rules
 25 18    All rules applicable to bills shall apply to
 25 19 resolutions, except as otherwise provided in the
 25 20 rules.  
 25 21                          Rule 33
 25 22                        Study Bills
 25 23    1.  A study bill is any matter which a senator
 25 24 wishes to have considered by a standing committee or
 25 25 appropriations subcommittee for introduction as a
 25 26 committee bill or resolution.  The term "study bill"
 25 27 includes "proposed bills" provided for in Rule 37 and
 25 28 departmental requests prefiled in the manner specified
 25 29 in section 2.16 of the Code.
 25 30    2.  A study bill shall bear the name of the member
 26  1 who wishes to have the bill considered.  A study bill
 26  2 proposed by a state agency shall bear the name of the
 26  3 agency.  A committee chair may submit a study bill in
 26  4 the name of that committee.
 26  5    3.  Upon first receiving a study bill from a
 26  6 senator, a committee chairperson shall submit three
 26  7 copies to the secretary of the senate.  Study bills
 26  8 received in the secretary of the senate's office
 26  9 before 3:00 p.m. shall be filed, numbered, and
 26 10 reported in the journal for that day.  Study bills
 26 11 received in the secretary of the senate's office after
 26 12 3:00 p.m. shall be filed, numbered, and reported in
 26 13 the journal for the subsequent day.  The secretary
 26 14 shall number such bills in consecutive order.  The
 26 15 secretary shall maintain a record of all study bills
 26 16 and their assigned number.  Committee records shall
 26 17 refer to study bills by the number assigned by the
 26 18 secretary.
 26 19    4.  The secretary shall file a report in the
 26 20 journal of each study bill received.  The report shall
 26 21 show the study bill number, its title or subject
 26 22 matter and the committee which is considering it.  If
 26 23 a study bill is referred to a subcommittee, then the
 26 24 committee chairperson shall report in the journal the
 26 25 names of the subcommittee members to which it is
 26 26 assigned.
 26 27    5.  If a committee bill or resolution is introduced
 26 28 which was not previously the subject of a study bill
 26 29 in the sponsoring committee, the majority leader may
 26 30 re-refer the bill back to the committee.
 27  1    6.  A study bill not prepared by the legislative
 27  2 service bureau may be submitted to a standing
 27  3 committee, but shall not be considered by the full
 27  4 committee unless reviewed and typed in proper form by
 27  5 the legislative service bureau.  
 27  6                 COMMITTEES AND COMMITMENT
 27  7                          Rule 34
 27  8                   Committee Appointments
 27  9    Committee appointments shall be made by the
 27 10 majority leader for majority party members, after
 27 11 consultation with the president, and by the minority
 27 12 leader for minority party members, after consultation
 27 13 with the president.  No senator shall serve on more
 27 14 than five standing committees.  The majority leader,
 27 15 after consultation with the president, shall designate
 27 16 the chairperson and vice-chairperson of each standing
 27 17 committee.  The minority leader, after consultation
 27 18 with the president, shall designate the ranking member
 27 19 of each standing committee from the minority
 27 20 membership of that committee.  
 27 21                         Rule 35
 27 22                    Standing Committees
 27 23    The names of the standing committees of the senate
 27 24 shall be:
 27 25    Agriculture
 27 26    Appropriations
 27 27    Business and labor relations
 27 28    Commerce
 27 29    Education
 27 30    Human resources
 28  1    Judiciary
 28  2    Local government
 28  3    Natural resources & Environment
 28  4    Rules and administration
 28  5    Small business, economic development, and tourism
 28  6    State government
 28  7    Transportation
 28  8    Ways and means 
 28  9                          Rule 36
 28 10           Committee on Rules and Administration
 28 11    The committee on rules and administration shall
 28 12 recommend rules and rule changes to the senate, shall
 28 13 hire senate employees, shall recommend salary scales
 28 14 for all senate employees, and shall oversee senate
 28 15 budget and administration matters.
 28 16    The committee on rules and administration will
 28 17 select, for senate approval, an individual to serve as
 28 18 secretary of the senate.
 28 19    Upon authorization being given by the committee on
 28 20 rules and administration, the minority party members
 28 21 of the committee will select, for senate approval, an
 28 22 individual to serve as assistant parliamentarian.
 28 23    The committee shall have the following standing
 28 24 subcommittees:
 28 25    1.  Joint Rules
 28 26    2.  Senate Rules
 28 27    3.  Administrative Services
 28 28    4.  Caucus Services.
 28 29    The majority leader shall serve as chair of the
 28 30 rules and administration committee and as chair of the
 29  1 standing subcommittee on caucus services.  The
 29  2 president of the senate shall serve as vice-chair of
 29  3 the rules and administration committee, and as chair
 29  4 of the subcommittee on administrative services.  
 29  5                         Rule 37
 29  6                  Appropriations Committee
 29  7    The appropriations committee shall receive bills
 29  8 committed to it and shall assign each to one of the
 29  9 appropriations subcommittees.
 29 10    The appropriations subcommittees shall be named:
 29 11    Administration & Regulation
 29 12    Agriculture and Natural Resources
 29 13    Economic Development
 29 14    Education
 29 15    Health and Human Rights
 29 16    Human Services
 29 17    Justice System
 29 18    Oversight & Communications
 29 19    Transportation, Infrastructure & Capitals
 29 20    The appropriations subcommittees shall receive
 29 21 bills assigned to them or may originate proposed bills
 29 22 within the subcommittee's jurisdiction as defined by
 29 23 the appropriations committee for consideration by the
 29 24 appropriations committee.  Each subcommittee may
 29 25 submit amendments to bills together with the
 29 26 subcommittee's recommended action to the
 29 27 appropriations committee.
 29 28    If a bill or proposed bill is submitted to the
 29 29 appropriations committee by an appropriations
 29 30 subcommittee the appropriations committee may:
 30  1    1.  report the bill or approve the proposed bill
 30  2 for introduction by the appropriations committee;
 30  3    2. report the bill with any appropriations
 30  4 committee-approved amendments incorporated;
 30  5    3.  draft a new bill for sponsorship by the
 30  6 appropriations committee and report it; or
 30  7    4.  re-refer it together with the appropriations
 30  8 committee's objections to the appropriations
 30  9 subcommittee from which it was originally referred or
 30 10 which originated the draft bill.
 30 11    The appropriations committee and subcommittees may
 30 12 meet jointly with the appropriations committee of the
 30 13 house of representatives.  
 30 14                      Rule 38
 30 15           First Reading and Commitment
 30 16    Upon the first reading of an individual bill or
 30 17 resolution, or a house committee bill or resolution,
 30 18 the president shall refer the bill or resolution to an
 30 19 appropriate standing committee unless otherwise
 30 20 ordered by the senate.  If the bill or resolution is a
 30 21 senate committee bill or resolution, the president
 30 22 shall place it on the calendar after its first
 30 23 reading.  If the subject of the bill or resolution is
 30 24 not germane to the title of the committee presenting
 30 25 it, the president of the senate may refer it to a
 30 26 committee deemed appropriate.
 30 27    All bills carrying an appropriation for any purpose
 30 28 or involving the expenditure of state funds shall be
 30 29 referred to the committee on appropriations.
 30 30    All bills pertaining to the levy, assessment or
 31  1 collection of taxes or fees shall be referred to the
 31  2 committee on ways and means.
 31  3    Any bill which provides for a new state board,
 31  4 commission, agency or department or makes separate or
 31  5 autonomous an existing state board, commission, agency
 31  6 or department, shall be referred to the committee on
 31  7 state government.  This rule shall also apply when
 31  8 such a provision is added to a bill or resolution by
 31  9 amendment adopted by the senate.  If the bill or
 31 10 resolution is so referred after being sponsored or
 31 11 reported out by another committee, and if the
 31 12 committee on state government does not report out the
 31 13 bill or resolution within ten legislative days after
 31 14 referral, the bill or resolution shall automatically
 31 15 be restored to the calendar with the same priority it
 31 16 had immediately before referral.  
 31 17                          Rule 39
 31 18               Rules for Standing Committees
 31 19    The following rules shall govern all standing
 31 20 committees of the senate.  Any committee may adopt
 31 21 additional rules which are consistent with these
 31 22 rules:
 31 23    1.  A majority of the members shall constitute a
 31 24 quorum.
 31 25    2.  The chair of a committee shall refer each bill
 31 26 and resolution to a subcommittee within seven days
 31 27 after the bill or resolution has been referred to the
 31 28 committee.  The chair may appoint subcommittees for
 31 29 study of bills and resolutions without calling a
 31 30 meeting of the committee, but the subcommittee must be
 32  1 announced at the next meeting of the committee.  No
 32  2 bill or resolution shall be reported out of a
 32  3 committee until the next meeting after the
 32  4 subcommittee is announced, except that the chair of
 32  5 the appropriations committee may make the announcement
 32  6 of the assignment to a subcommittee by placing a
 32  7 notice in the journal.  Any bill so assigned by the
 32  8 appropriations committee chair shall be eligible for
 32  9 consideration by the committee upon report of the
 32 10 subcommittee but not sooner than three legislative
 32 11 days following the publication of the announcement in
 32 12 the journal.
 32 13    When a bill or resolution has been assigned to a
 32 14 subcommittee, the chair shall report to the senate the
 32 15 bill or resolution number and the names of the
 32 16 subcommittee members and such reports shall be
 32 17 reported in the journal.  Subcommittee assignments
 32 18 shall be reported to the journal daily.  Reports filed
 32 19 before 3:00 p.m. shall be printed in the journal for
 32 20 that day; reports filed after 3:00 p.m. shall be
 32 21 printed in the journal for the subsequent day.
 32 22    Where standing subcommittees of any committee have
 32 23 been named, the names of the members and the title of
 32 24 the subcommittee shall be published once and
 32 25 thereafter publication of assignments may be made by
 32 26 indicating the title of the subcommittee.
 32 27    3.  No bill or resolution shall be considered by a
 32 28 committee until it has been referred to a subcommittee
 32 29 and the subcommittee has made its report unless
 32 30 otherwise ordered by a majority of the members.
 33  1    4.  The rules adopted by a committee, including
 33  2 subsections 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, and 12 of this rule, may
 33  3 be suspended by an affirmative vote of a majority of
 33  4 the members of the committee.
 33  5    5.  The affirmative vote of a majority of the
 33  6 members of a committee is needed to sponsor a
 33  7 committee bill or resolution or to report a bill or
 33  8 resolution out for passage.
 33  9    6.  The vote on all bills and resolutions shall be
 33 10 by roll call unless a short-form vote is unanimously
 33 11 agreed to by the committee.  A record shall be kept by
 33 12 the secretary.
 33 13    7.  No committee, except a conference committee or
 33 14 the steering committee, is authorized to meet when the
 33 15 senate is in session.
 33 16    8.  A subcommittee shall not report a bill to the
 33 17 committee unless the bill has been typed into proper
 33 18 form by the legislative service bureau.
 33 19    9.  A bill or resolution shall not be voted upon
 33 20 the same day a public hearing called under subsection
 33 21 10 is held on that bill or resolution.
 33 22    10.  Public hearings may be called at the
 33 23 discretion of the chair.  The chair shall call a
 33 24 public hearing upon the written request of one-half
 33 25 the membership of the committee.  The chair shall set
 33 26 the time and place of the public hearing.
 33 27    11.  A subcommittee chair must notify the committee
 33 28 chair not later than one legislative day prior to
 33 29 bringing the bill or resolution before the committee.
 33 30 The committee cannot vote on a bill or resolution for
 34  1 at least one full day following the receipt of the
 34  2 subcommittee report by the chairperson.
 34  3    12.  A motion proposing action on a bill or
 34  4 resolution that has been defeated by a committee shall
 34  5 not be voted upon again at the same meeting of the
 34  6 committee.
 34  7    13.  Committee meetings shall be open.  
 34  8                          Rule 40
 34  9                    Voting in Committee
 34 10    All committee meetings shall be open at all times.
 34 11 Voting by secret ballot is prohibited.  Roll call
 34 12 votes shall be taken in each committee when final
 34 13 action on any bill or resolution is voted, unless a
 34 14 short-form vote is unanimously agreed to by the
 34 15 committee.  A roll call vote also shall be taken in
 34 16 each committee at the request of a member upon any
 34 17 amendment or motion.  All results shall be entered in
 34 18 the minutes which shall be public records.  Records of
 34 19 these votes shall be made available by the chair or
 34 20 the committee secretary at any time.  This rule also
 34 21 applies to the steering committee and appropriations
 34 22 subcommittees.
 34 23    The committee shall not authorize the introduction
 34 24 of a committee bill or resolution until the members
 34 25 have received final copies of the bill or resolution
 34 26 with amendments or changes incorporated, and typed
 34 27 into proper form by the legislative service bureau.
 34 28 The committee may, by unanimous consent, dispense with
 34 29 this requirement when only nonsubstantive amendments
 34 30 or changes are necessary to correct the bill or
 35  1 resolution, or when a study bill or individually
 35  2 sponsored bill is voted out as a committee bill with
 35  3 no change in the text of the bill or the title.
 35  4    The legislative service bureau shall file a report
 35  5 with the committee members detailing the amendments or
 35  6 changes and this report shall become a part of the
 35  7 committee report.  
 35  8                          Rule 41
 35  9             Announcement of Committee Meetings
 35 10    It shall be in order for the chair of any committee
 35 11 to announce to the senate the time and place of
 35 12 committee meetings.  The announcement shall include a
 35 13 proposed agenda for the meeting. The sergeant-at-arms
 35 14 shall post at the rear of the chamber the daily
 35 15 schedule of committee meetings.  
 35 16                          Rule 42
 35 17     Withdrawal of Bills and Resolutions from Committee
 35 18    The secretary of the senate shall note on each bill
 35 19 and resolution the date of its reference to committee.
 35 20 No bill or resolution shall be withdrawn from any
 35 21 committee within fifteen legislative days after the
 35 22 bill or resolution has been referred to the committee
 35 23 and thereafter only upon written petition for the
 35 24 withdrawal of such bill or resolution signed by a
 35 25 constitutional majority of the senators, except as
 35 26 provided in Rule 38.  Only senators may circulate such
 35 27 a petition.  
 35 28                          Rule 43
 35 29                     Committee Reports
 35 30    All committees shall file a report of committee
 36  1 meetings.  Such reports shall contain the following
 36  2 information:
 36  3    a.  The time the meeting convened;
 36  4    b.  Those senators who were present and absent at
 36  5 the time the meeting convened, as well as the time any
 36  6 senator, who was not present at the time the meeting
 36  7 convened, arrives for the meeting;
 36  8    c.  The vote on any bill or resolution reported out
 36  9 of the committee for floor action;
 36 10    d.  The title of the bill;
 36 11    e.  The file number of the bill or resolution (if
 36 12 known);
 36 13    f.  Whether the committee recommends that the bill
 36 14 or resolution  be passed, amended and passed,
 36 15 indefinitely postponed, or considered without
 36 16 committee recommendation;
 36 17    g.  An indication of other bills or matters
 36 18 discussed;
 36 19    h.  Such other matters as the committee chair shall
 36 20 direct; and
 36 21    i.  The time the meeting adjourned.
 36 22    No committee report shall be read, but all
 36 23 committee reports shall be printed in the journal.
 36 24 Upon printing, all committee reports shall then stand
 36 25 approved unless the senate directs otherwise.  
 36 26                          Rule 44
 36 27 Bills or Resolutions Recommended for Indefinite Postponement
 36 28    No senate bill or resolution recommended for
 36 29 indefinite postponement shall be considered in the
 36 30 absence of the chief sponsor or, if a house bill or
 37  1 resolution, in the absence of the senator representing
 37  2 the district in which the sponsor resides.  When a
 37  3 question is postponed indefinitely, it shall not be
 37  4 again acted upon during that session of the general
 37  5 assembly.  
 37  6                       GENERAL RULES
 37  7                          Rule 45
 37  8                Admission to Senate Chamber
 37  9    The persons who shall have access to the senate
 37 10 chamber, and the times access shall be available, and
 37 11 the rules governing their activities in the chamber
 37 12 shall be as prescribed by the rules and administration
 37 13 committee pursuant to a written policy adopted by the
 37 14 committee and filed with the secretary of the senate.  
 37 15                        Rule 45A
 37 16                   Smoking Restricted
 37 17    In addition to a written policy on smoking
 37 18 restrictions adopted by the committee on rules and
 37 19 administration, smoking may be prohibited in room R15A
 37 20 by the committee or subcommittee chair when a
 37 21 committee or an appropriations subcommittee is meeting
 37 22 in room R15.  
 37 23                          Rule 46
 37 24               Legislative Interns and Aides
 37 25    Legislative interns for senators shall be allowed
 37 26 on the floor of the senate in accordance with Rule 45;
 37 27 provided that each intern first has obtained a name
 37 28 badge from the secretary of the senate.  The secretary
 37 29 of the senate shall issue an appropriate badge to all
 37 30 interns for senators.
 38  1    In addition, those persons designated as "aides to
 38  2 senators" shall be allowed on the floor of the senate.
 38  3 The secretary of the senate shall issue an appropriate
 38  4 badge for such individuals.  
 38  5                          Rule 47
 38  6               Clearing of Lobby and Gallery
 38  7    In case of disturbance or disorderly conduct in the
 38  8 lobby or gallery, the presiding officer may order it
 38  9 cleared.  
 38 10                          Rule 48
 38 11                 Presentation of Petitions
 38 12    Each petition shall contain a brief statement of
 38 13 its subject matter and the name of the senator
 38 14 presenting it.  Petitions shall be filed with the
 38 15 secretary of the senate and shall be noted in the
 38 16 journal.  
 38 17                          Rule 49
 38 18              Distribution of Printed Material
 38 19    No general distribution of printed material in the
 38 20 senate shall be allowed unless authorized by the
 38 21 secretary of the senate or by a senator.  
 38 22                          Rule 50
 38 23             Concerning the Printing of Papers
 38 24    Any paper, other than that contemplated by Section
 38 25 10, Article III of the Constitution of the State of
 38 26 Iowa, presented to the senate may, with the consent of
 38 27 a constitutional majority, be printed in the journal.  
 38 28                          Rule 51
 38 29                    Reprinting of Documents
 38 30    When any bill has been substantially amended by the
 39  1 senate, the secretary of the senate shall order the
 39  2 bill reprinted on paper of a different color.  All
 39  3 adopted amendments inserting new material shall be
 39  4 distinguishable.
 39  5    The secretary of the senate may order the printing
 39  6 of a reasonable number of additional copies of bills,
 39  7 resolutions, amendments or journals.  
 39  8                   OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
 39  9                          Rule 52
 39 10                  Duties of the President
 39 11    The senate shall elect, from its membership, a
 39 12 president.  The president shall call the senate to
 39 13 order at the hour to which the senate is adjourned.
 39 14 Unless otherwise ordered by the senate, the president
 39 15 shall proceed with the regular order of daily
 39 16 business.  The president shall preserve order and
 39 17 decorum and decide all questions of order and
 39 18 corrections to the journal, subject to an appeal to
 39 19 the senate.  The president shall direct voting as
 39 20 provided in rule 22.  When a ruling on germaneness is
 39 21 issued by the presiding officer, it shall be
 39 22 accompanied by an explanation of the ruling.  The
 39 23 president of the senate shall be the chair of the
 39 24 committee of the whole unless otherwise ordered by the
 39 25 senate, under rule 19.
 39 26    Upon the first reading of an individual bill or
 39 27 resolution, or a house committee bill or resolution,
 39 28 the president shall refer the bill or resolution to
 39 29 the appropriate standing committee unless otherwise
 39 30 ordered by the senate.  If the bill or resolution is a
 40  1 senate committee bill or resolution, the president
 40  2 shall place it on the calendar after its first
 40  3 reading.  If the subject of the bill or resolution is
 40  4 not germane to the title of the committee presenting
 40  5 it, the president of the senate may refer it to the
 40  6 appropriate committee.
 40  7    The president shall sign legislative enactments
 40  8 upon their enrolling.
 40  9    The president of the senate shall serve as a member
 40 10 of the legislative council and the senate rules and
 40 11 administration committee.  The president shall serve
 40 12 on the rules and administration committee as chair of
 40 13 the standing subcommittee designated to supervise the
 40 14 secretary of the senate and other employees of the
 40 15 administrative services division of the senate.  
 40 16                          Rule 53
 40 17                 The President Pro Tempore
 40 18    The senate shall elect, from its membership,  a
 40 19 president pro tempore.  When the president is absent,
 40 20 the president pro tempore shall preside, except when
 40 21 the chair is filled by temporary appointment by the
 40 22 president or the majority leader.
 40 23    The president pro tempore, when presiding, shall
 40 24 perform duties as prescribed in rule 52, paragraphs 1
 40 25 and 2.
 40 26    The president pro tempore shall serve as a member
 40 27 of the legislative council and as a member of the
 40 28 senate committee on rules and administration.  
 40 29                          Rule 54
 40 30                  Secretary of the Senate
 41  1    The secretary of the senate shall be an officer of
 41  2 the senate and shall:
 41  3    1.  Serve as chief administrative officer of the
 41  4 senate.
 41  5    2.  Have charge of the secretary's desk.
 41  6    3.  Be responsible for the custody and safekeeping
 41  7 of all bills, resolutions, and amendments filed,
 41  8 except while they are in the custody of a committee.
 41  9    4.  Have charge of the daily journal.
 41 10    5.  Have control of all rooms assigned for the use
 41 11 of the senate.
 41 12    6.  Keep a detailed record of senate action on all
 41 13 bills and resolutions.
 41 14    7.  Insert adopted amendments into bills before
 41 15 transmittal to the house of representatives and prior
 41 16 to final enrollment.
 41 17    8.  Prescribe the duties of and supervise all
 41 18 senate employees.
 41 19    9.  Authorize all expenditures of funds within the
 41 20 senate budget.  
 41 21    The secretary of the senate shall also act as
 41 22 senate parliamentarian and shall:
 41 23    1.  Advise the presiding officer of the senate
 41 24 about parliamentary procedures during deliberations of
 41 25 the senate.
 41 26    2.  Perform other duties as prescribed by the
 41 27 committee on rules and administration.
 41 28    3.  Process the handling of amendments when filed
 41 29 and during the floor consideration of bills.  
 41 30                          Rule 55
 42  1                       Legal Counsel
 42  2    The legal counsel shall be a contractual employee
 42  3 of the senate and shall:
 42  4    1.  Serve as attorney and counselor for the senate.
 42  5    2.  At the request of the majority and minority
 42  6 leaders, research any legal issue in which the senate
 42  7 has an interest.  However, the legal counsel shall not
 42  8 issue nor venture any opinions on unresolved questions
 42  9 of law unless permitted by both the majority and
 42 10 minority leaders.  
 42 11                          Rule 56
 42 12                      Sergeant-at-Arms
 42 13    The sergeant-at-arms shall be an employee of the
 42 14 senate and shall:
 42 15    1.  Wear the appropriate badge of his or her
 42 16 office.
 42 17    2.  Attend the senate during its sessions.
 42 18    3.  Aid in the enforcement of order under the
 42 19 direction of the president of the senate and the
 42 20 secretary of the senate.
 42 21    4.  Execute the commands of the senate.
 42 22    5.  See that no unauthorized person disturbs the
 42 23 contents of the senators' desks.
 42 24    6.  Supervise the doorkeepers, the assistant
 42 25 sergeant-at-arms, and pages.
 42 26    7.  Announce all delegations from the governor or
 42 27 house.
 42 28    8.  Supervise the seating of visitors and press
 42 29 representatives.  
 42 30                          Rule 57
 43  1                     Senate Secretaries
 43  2    Every senator shall be permitted to employ for each
 43  3 session of a general assembly a personally selected
 43  4 secretary.  
 43  5                          Rule 58
 43  6               Use of Electronic Voting System
 43  7    Any officer or employee of the senate, other than a
 43  8 duly elected member of the senate, who operates the
 43  9 electronic voting machine mechanism located at the
 43 10 desk of said member of the senate shall be subject to
 43 11 immediate termination from employment.  The provisions
 43 12 of this paragraph only shall apply during the taking
 43 13 of a roll call vote or division utilizing the
 43 14 electronic voting system.  
 43 15              CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS
 43 16                         Rule 59
 43 17                      Appointments
 43 18    The secretary of the senate shall:
 43 19    a.  send, to each appointee submitted by the
 43 20 governor for senate confirmation, a copy of a senate
 43 21 questionnaire as approved by the rules and
 43 22 administration committee;
 43 23    b.  receive completed questionnaires from
 43 24 appointees and forward copies of the completed
 43 25 questionnaires to appropriate committee members;
 43 26    c.  maintain "Confirmation Calendar" categories on
 43 27 the senate calendar as directed under this rule,
 43 28 senate rule 6, and by the committee on rules and
 43 29 administration.  No appointee shall be listed as
 43 30 eligible on the confirmation calendar until the
 44  1 secretary has received the appointee's completed
 44  2 senate questionnaire.
 44  3    As soon as possible after the convening of a
 44  4 session, and again within one week following March 15,
 44  5 the secretary of the senate shall publish in the
 44  6 senate journal the names of all nominees submitted for
 44  7 confirmation.  The secretary of the senate shall
 44  8 maintain a file of all appointments received from the
 44  9 governor for confirmation.  The file shall contain a
 44 10 description of the duties and the compensation for
 44 11 each nominee. The file shall show the date an
 44 12 appointment was received from the governor, the date
 44 13 the appointment was published in the journal, whether
 44 14 the nominee has been introduced, whether a committee
 44 15 report has been filed, when the senate questionnaire
 44 16 was sent to the appointee, and shall include a copy of
 44 17 the appointee's completed senate questionnaire, upon
 44 18 receipt.
 44 19    INVESTIGATING COMMITTEES.  All appointments
 44 20 received from the governor shall be referred to the
 44 21 rules and administration committee by the secretary of
 44 22 the senate on the same day they are published in the
 44 23 senate journal.  The rules and administration
 44 24 committee shall establish an en bloc confirmation
 44 25 calendar which must be filed with the secretary of the
 44 26 senate.  Within three (3) legislative days after
 44 27 receiving an appointment, the committee shall either
 44 28 place a nominee on the en bloc confirmation calendar
 44 29 or assign the nominee to an appropriate standing
 44 30 committee for further investigation, publishing notice
 45  1 of such assignment in the senate journal for the next
 45  2 legislative day.  If the rules and administration
 45  3 committee fails to take action on a nominee within the
 45  4 three days, the nominee shall automatically be placed
 45  5 on the en bloc confirmation calendar.
 45  6    Within the three (3) legislative days after an
 45  7 appointment has been referred to the rules and
 45  8 administration committee, any ten senators may require
 45  9 that the nominee be assigned to an appropriate
 45 10 standing committee by filing a written, signed request
 45 11 therefor with the chairperson of the rules and
 45 12 administration committee.  The committee chair shall
 45 13 refer the appointment to a subcommittee within one (1)
 45 14 legislative day after a standing committee receives an
 45 15 appointment for further investigation, publishing
 45 16 notice of such assignment in the senate journal for
 45 17 the next legislative day.  Within ten (10) legislative
 45 18 days after a standing committee receives an
 45 19 appointment for further investigation the subcommittee
 45 20 shall file its report with the standing committee.
 45 21    Within fourteen (14) legislative days after a
 45 22 standing committee receives an appointment for further
 45 23 investigation, the committee shall conduct an
 45 24 investigation of the nominee and file its report
 45 25 thereon with the secretary of the senate, who shall
 45 26 then place the nominee on the en bloc calendar or
 45 27 individual confirmation calendar as directed by the
 45 28 committee.  The failure of a committee to file its
 45 29 report within the prescribed time means that the
 45 30 nominee is to be automatically placed, without
 46  1 recommendation, upon the individual confirmation
 46  2 calendar.
 46  3    Any individual nominated to head a department or
 46  4 agency of state government, whose appointment is
 46  5 subject to senate confirmation, must be introduced to
 46  6 the full senate prior to a vote on confirmation of the
 46  7 nominee.  Additionally, any five (5) senators may
 46  8 request that any nominee be introduced to the senate
 46  9 by filing a written request with the secretary of the
 46 10 senate within ten (10) legislative days of the
 46 11 nominee's name appearing in the journal.  Any
 46 12 individual nominated to a position requiring senate
 46 13 confirmation may request to be introduced to the full
 46 14 senate by notifying the secretary of the senate at
 46 15 least one (1) legislative day in advance of their
 46 16 appearance.  If an individual is nominated both to
 46 17 fill a vacancy for an unexpired term and is also
 46 18 nominated for reappointment to that position during
 46 19 the same session, a single introduction is sufficient
 46 20 for eligibility for confirmation to both terms.
 46 21    HEARINGS.  Any member of a committee investigating
 46 22 an appointment may, within five (5) legislative days
 46 23 after the committee receives the appointment,  obtain
 46 24 a hearing with the nominee by filing a written request
 46 25 with the secretary of the senate who shall forward it
 46 26 to the chair of the standing committee and the chair
 46 27 of the subcommittee.  Notice of the hearing shall be
 46 28 published in the journal at least two (2) legislative
 46 29 days prior to the hearing.  At the hearing, which
 46 30 shall be before the subcommittee, the nominee may be
 47  1 questioned as to his or her qualifications to fulfill
 47  2 the office to which nominated and further questioned
 47  3 as to his or her viewpoints on issues facing the
 47  4 office to which nominated.  Any senator may at the
 47  5 discretion of the chair of the subcommittee be
 47  6 permitted to submit oral questions. The public may, at
 47  7 the discretion of the investigating committee, be
 47  8 permitted to submit oral or written statements as to
 47  9 the qualifications of the nominee.
 47 10    Also, within five (5) legislative days after the
 47 11 subcommittee receives an appointment for
 47 12 investigation, any senator may submit written
 47 13 questions to be answered by the nominee prior to
 47 14 consideration of the nominee's confirmation by the
 47 15 senate.
 47 16    INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS.  After a nominee has been
 47 17 placed on the calendar and prior to the vote on
 47 18 confirmation, any senator may request an informational
 47 19 meeting on the nomination which shall be held before
 47 20 the subcommittee.
 47 21    VOTING ON CONFIRMATIONS.  Upon the motion of the
 47 22 majority leader or his or her designee, the nominees
 47 23 on the en bloc confirmation calendar shall be
 47 24 confirmed en bloc by the affirmative vote of two-
 47 25 thirds of the members elected to the senate.  The
 47 26 journal shall reflect a single roll call accompanied
 47 27 by a statement of the names of those individuals
 47 28 subject to the en bloc confirmation vote.
 47 29    Prior to an en bloc vote, any senator may request,
 47 30 either in writing or from the floor, an individual
 48  1 vote on any nominee on the en bloc confirmation
 48  2 calendar.  The senate shall vote separately on the
 48  3 nominee.
 48  4    Nominees on the individual confirmation calendar
 48  5 shall be confirmed by a two-thirds vote; however, the
 48  6 senate shall take a separate roll call on each
 48  7 nominee, unless by unanimous consent, it determines to
 48  8 take one vote on all nominees under consideration.  In
 48  9 any case, the journal shall reflect a single roll call
 48 10 vote for each nominee.
 48 11    If an individual is nominated both to fill a
 48 12 vacancy for an unexpired term and is also nominated
 48 13 for reappointment to that position, and such
 48 14 appointment and reappointment appear on the senate
 48 15 calendar as eligible at the same time, a single vote
 48 16 is sufficient for confirmation to both terms.  
 48 17                         Rule 60
 48 18  Time of Committee Passage and Consideration of Bills
 48 19    1.  This rule does not apply to concurrent or
 48 20 simple resolutions, joint resolutions nullifying
 48 21 administrative rules, senate confirmations, or bills
 48 22 passed by both houses in different forms.  Subsection
 48 23 2 of this rule does not apply to appropriations bills,
 48 24 ways and means bills, legalizing acts, administrative
 48 25 rules review committee bills, bills cosponsored by the
 48 26 majority and minority floor leaders of the senate,
 48 27 bills in conference committee, and companion bills
 48 28 sponsored by the majority floor leaders of both houses
 48 29 after consultation with the respective minority floor
 48 30 leaders.  For the purposes of this rule, a joint
 49  1 resolution is considered as a bill.  To be considered
 49  2 an appropriations or ways and means bill for the
 49  3 purposes of this rule, the appropriations committee or
 49  4 the ways and means committee must either be the
 49  5 sponsor of the bill or the committee of first referral
 49  6 in the senate.
 49  7    2.  To be placed on the calendar in the senate a
 49  8 senate bill must be first reported out of the
 49  9 committee of first referral by Friday of the 9th week
 49 10 of the first session and the 7th week of the second
 49 11 session.  A house bill must be first reported out of
 49 12 the committee of first referral by Friday of the 12th
 49 13 week of the first session and the 10th week of the
 49 14 second session to be placed on the senate calendar.
 49 15    3.  During the 10th week of the first session and
 49 16 the 8th week of the second session, the senate shall
 49 17 consider only bills originating in the senate and
 49 18 unfinished business.  During the 13th week of the
 49 19 first session and the 11th week of the second session,
 49 20 the senate shall consider only bills originating in
 49 21 the house and unfinished business.  Beginning with the
 49 22 14th week of the first session and the 12th week of
 49 23 the second session, the senate shall consider only
 49 24 bills passed by both houses, bills exempt from
 49 25 subsection 2 and unfinished business.
 49 26    4.  A motion to reconsider filed and not disposed
 49 27 of on an action taken on a bill or resolution which is
 49 28 subject to a deadline under this rule may be called up
 49 29 at any time before or after the day of the deadline by
 49 30 the person filing the motion or after the deadline by
 50  1 the majority floor leader, notwithstanding any other
 50  2 rule to the contrary.
 50  3    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That should a system of
 50  4 deadlines for the time of committee passage and
 50  5 consideration of bills be adopted by joint action of
 50  6 the senate and house at any time during the seventy-
 50  7 seventh seventy-eighth general assembly, those
 50  8 provisions shall supersede the provisions of rule 60.  
 50  9 SR 1
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