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
June 2021
  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call of senate superseded by motion for   85 (1), (5)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
and technical 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)
Amendment (definition)   99 (4)
adoption of, does not change question   55
adoption of, prior availability of copies required   34 (2)
amendment to, must be germane to both amendment
and proposal   50 (4)
assembly amendment to senate proposal: not to be
referred to committee   41 (2)
availability of   34 (2), 46 (5)
coauthors, cosponsors not to be changed while sitting
in session   17 (5)
committee, treated same as other   53
considered only on 2nd reading   47 (1)
constitution, to
2nd consideration, how to amend; see Joint Rule 57 (2)
executive veto, bill not amendable   47 (5)
form and substance   49, 50