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      SRULE 17.4     


Rule 17.4.  Meetings; notice; quorum; vote; oath

           A. All meetings of the Select Committee on Discipline and Expulsion shall be held in the Senate Chamber. Notice of meetings, insofar as practicable, shall be given in accordance with applicable rules of the Senate governing notice of meetings of standing committees during legislative sessions.

           B. A majority of the total members of the committee shall constitute a quorum. The affirmative vote of a majority of those present and voting, assuming a quorum, shall be required for actions of the committee.

           C. Prior to consideration of any resolution referred to it or undertaking any business in connection therewith, except establishing a quorum, the members of the select committee shall subscribe to the following oath, which shall be administered by the Secretary or, in his absence, by a person qualified to administer oaths selected by the chairman:

           "I do solemnly swear (affirm) that in all things appertaining to the matters referred to this Select Committee and contained in Senate Resolution No.___________ of _________________, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws. I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this State, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as a member of the Senate Select Committee on Discipline and Expulsion in the aforesaid matter, according to the best of my ability and understanding, so help me God."

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