sr99(67) (67)   Rejection: An action for the adverse and final disposition of: a) a resolution or joint resolution for the biennial session of the legislature; b) an amendment or substitute amendment with regard to one specific document; c) the application of a motion to the current situation; and d) the report of a committee.
sr99(68) (68)   Remain informal: A temporary suspension of proceedings in one of the houses.
sr99(69) (69)   Request: A proposed action that does not require a vote because: a) unanimous consent has been asked for; or 1g) the presiding officer has the authority to take or order the requested action.
sr99(70) (70)   Rescind: An action by which one of the houses nullifies an action on a proposal so as to enable the house to again consider a proposal from a given stage. When a motion to rescind prevails, the house resumes its consideration of a proposal at the stage indicated in the motion.
sr99(71) (71)   Resolution: A proposal: expressing the opinion of one of the houses; changing the rules of one of the houses; or confirming a nomination for appointment.
sr99(73) (73)   Roll call day: A legislative day on which a roll call is taken.
sr99(74) (74)   Roll call vote: A vote on which each member voting is recorded by name.
sr99(75) (75)   Rules of procedure: The legislative rules that govern the conduct of legislative business.
sr99(76) (76)   Ruling: The presiding officer's decision on a point of order.
sr99(77) (77)   Senate chamber: The entire area south of the northern-most doors of the senate, including the floor, staff lobby, parlor, press lobby, visitor's galleries, and hallways, but excluding the offices of the senate officers.
sr99(78) (78)   Sergeant at arms: The officer elected by the members to perform and direct the police and custodial functions of one of the houses.
sr99(79) (79)   Sine die adjournment: The final adjournment of a biennial or special session.
sr99(84) (84)   Special session: The convening of the legislature by the governor to accomplish a special purpose for which convened.
sr99(85) (85)   Stage: One of the formal steps in the legislative process.
sr99(86) (86)   Standing committee: A permanent legislative committee.
sr99(87) (87)   Subsidiary motions: A group of motions that change, or delay or accelerate the consideration of, a proposal before a house. Subsidiary motions have lower precedence than privileged and incidental questions, but higher precedence than main motions.
sr99(88) (88)   Substitute amendment: An amendment that, if accepted, takes the place of the original proposal. The term more accurately describes a “substitute bill" or “substitute resolution."
sr99(90) (90)   Suspension of the rules: A motion requiring the support of two-thirds of the members present and by which a special action on a specific proposal is accomplished despite the existence of a rule blocking the action. Any suspension of the rules is temporary.
sr99(92) (92)   Unanimous consent: A request for a specific purpose; if an objection is not heard, it is assumed that the request has the consent of the entire body.
sr99(93) (93)   Veto: The action by which a bill or a part thereof is rejected by the governor.
sr99(94) (94)   Voice vote: A vote taken by asking the members in favor of a question to say “aye" simultaneously and then the members opposed to likewise say “no."
[cr. 2001 S.Res. 2]
[(3), (4), (5), (7), (16), (20), (27), (27m), (28), (33), (35), (36), (40), (48), (50), (50m), (52), (53), (54), (57m), (59), (62), (63), (66), (70), (71) and (79) am. 2003 S.Res. 3]
[(57p) cr. 2003 S.Res. 3]
[(27m) am. 2005 S.Res. 2]
[(53m) cr. 2009 S.Res. 2]
[(77) am. 2013 S.Res. 3]
Alphabetical Index
Revised by Legislative Reference Bureau
January 2017
  Senate Rule
call of the senate   81 (1)
committee members not to be absent   23
granting of leave under call   85 (7)
leave of absence, members   16
members absent or not voting reported by chief clerk   72 (1)
missed roll calls   73m
motion to grant leave not debatable   68
number smaller than a quorum may compel
attendance of   15, 81 (1)
penalties   13n
position on issue, statement of, by absent member   75
temporary absence of president, president pro tem,
temporary presiding officer   2
under call of senate, prior leave expires upon return   85 (7)
Absentees during call, names to be read and entered
in journal   84
Act (definition)   99 (1)
Adjourn (definition)   99 (2)
call of senate expires as the result of, may be renewed   85 (6)
call of senate superseded by motion for   85 (1), (5)
honors, under 15th order of business   17 (1)(o)
is 16th order of business   17 (1)(p)
member's limit to speak twice on question
continues through adjournment   59
motion to adjourn always in order, exceptions   64
motion to adjourn amendable only as to time   63 (1)(b)
motion to adjourn not debatable, may not be tabled   68
pending motion or question is lost by   59
precedence of motion for   63, 64
smaller number than quorum may adjourn   15, 85 (6)
Administrative rules, committee for review of
(see also ss. 13.56 and 13.565 stats.)   20 (3)
bill to suspend rule, how placed in committee on
senate organization   41 (1)(d)
objection by standing committee to proposed rule,
president refers to JCRAR   46 (2)(am)
report concerning action (or inaction) on proposed rule   27 (2)
senate committee (JCRAR) may return proposal
referred by senate   20 (3)(b)
Administrative rules, review of:
bill to suspend proposed administrative rule: reference
to calendar after 30 days   41 (1)(d)
notice and report referred to committee
by president   46 (2)(am)
objection by standing committee to proposed rule,
president refers to JCRAR   46 (2)(am)
report concerning action (or inaction) on
proposed rule   17 (1)(f), 27 (2)
rereference to different standing committee   46 (2)(b)
Admission to senate floor:
contestants for seats admitted to   12
correspondents of news media admitted, limited to
press lobby while senate meeting in session;
recording by   11 (5), (7)
denied to person engaged in defeating or
promoting legislation   11 (3), (4)
disturbance on, and clearing of members and others   13
floor access limited to governor, lieutenant
governor, members of legislature,
certain senate staff   11 (1)
invitees of committee on senate organization
admitted to   11 (6)
legislative employees, admitted to staff lobby
while performing their duties   11 (2)
staff lobby access granted to state officers,
members of congress, supreme court justices,
former legislators, and others   11 (2)
Admittance to senate spaces   13r
Adoption (definition)   99 (3)
Adverse disposition:
committee recommendation controls question   55
joint resolution for all pending business, includes
business under call   85 (1)
motion not permitted twice on same day at same
stage of proposal   66
Adverse and final disposition:   46 (6)
proposal not to be renewed in senate in same session   33 (2)
Advice and consent of senate   22
Advisement, presiding office may take point
of order under   56m (2), (2m), (3)
Amend, precedence of motion to   63 (1)(n)
Amendable stage in consideration of proposal   37, 47 (1)
revival of amendment not reported by committee   27 (3)