SRULE 13.63     

Rule 13.63. Consideration of legislative instruments; mandatory on author's request

A.  No standing committee of the Senate shall take up a legislative instrument which originated in the Senate unless the author or one of the co-authors is present, or unless the author or one of the co-authors has given written consent to the committee for the bill to be taken up in his absence, unless the Senate directs the committee to report.

B.  On or before the tenth day before the final day of the session, a committee shall hear any legislative instrument originating in the Senate which the author, in writing, requests the committee to hear, if the committee has not previously had a public hearing on such instrument.