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senate rulesSENATE RULES
* Under Senate Rule 94 (3) (a), a pamphlet of this type will be printed within one week following the adoption of any resolution making significant changes in the senate rules.
The senate rules were last readopted by 1979 Senate Resolution 2 on January 3, 1979. Subsequent changes, enacted by 1979 Senate Resolutions 3 and 4, 1981 Senate Resolutions 2, 19, 22, and 27, 1983 Senate Resolutions 4, 9, 11, and 13, 1985 Senate Resolutions 2 and 6, 1987 Senate Resolutions 2, 3, and 6, 1989 Senate Resolutions 2 and 3, 1991 Senate Resolution 2, 1993 Senate Resolutions 2, 3, and 7, 1995 Senate Resolution 2, 1997 Senate Resolution 2, 1999 Senate Resolution 2, 2001 Senate Resolution 2, 2003 Senate Resolution 3, 2003 Senate Resolution 21, 2005 Senate Resolution 2, 2007 Senate Resolution 2, and 2009 Senate Resolution 2 are recorded in the notes following the affected rules.
As last affected by 2011 Senate Resolution 2
Adopted January 3, 2011
Chapter 1: Officers — Election and Duties
President; president pro tempore Rule 1
Presiding officer and committee on senate organization Rule 1m
Substitute president Rule 2
Duties of president pro tempore and majority leader Rule 3
Voting by presiding officer Rule 3m
Duties of president and presiding officer Rule 4
Chief clerk Rule 5
Sergeant at arms Rule 6
Chapter 2: Order and Decorum
Presiding officer to preserve order; appeal Rule 7
Conduct while sitting in session Rule 8
Who may be admitted to the floor; recording proceedings; listing of visitors Rule 11
Privileges of senate to contestants for seats Rule 12
Disturbance in lobby Rule 13
Conduct of individuals in the gallery Rule 13m
Chapter 3: Order of Business
Hour for meeting Rule 14
Roll call, quorum Rule 15
Leave of absence Rule 16
Order of business Rule 17
Daily calendar Rule 18
Committee of the whole Rule 19
Standing committees of senate Rule 20
Committees of conference Rule 20m
Special committees Rule 21
Advice and consent of the senate Rule 22
Committee not to be absent Rule 23
Committee quorum; subcommittees Rule 24
Business in committees; notice of meeting Rule 25
Schedule of committee activities Rule 26
Committee reports Rule 27
Minority reports Rule 28
Chapter 4: Proposals — Procedure
Copies of proposals Rule 29
Filing of proposals Rule 30
Clerical corrections to proposals Rule 31
Reference to proposals and other matters Rule 32
Introduction or offering of new proposals; admissibility of identical proposals; admissibility of resolutions in special session Rule 33
Proposals to be on file one day before action Rule 34
Three separate readings Rule 35
First reading; reference to committee Rule 36
Second reading; ordering to a 3rd reading Rule 37
Third reading; question Rule 38
Minimum special quorum Rule 39
Proposal amended on 3rd reading to be reengrossed Rule 40
Rereference in order; withdrawing from committee Rule 41
Messaging to the assembly; proposals held duringreconsideration period Rule 42
Enrolling bills and joint resolutions Rule 43
Signing of documents Rule 44
Presentation to the governor Rule 44m
Offering of privileged resolution Rule 45
Presentation, introduction, and offering of proposals and other matters Rule 46
Chapter 5: Amendments — Form and Procedure
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