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SRULE 1.1 CHAPTER 1. SENATE CHAMBER, FLOOR AND OTHER PHYSICAL FACILITIES
SRULE 1.2 Senate Chamber
SRULE 1.3 Senate floor
SRULE 2.1 CHAPTER 2. OATH OF OFFICE
SRULE 2.2 Members elected to fill vacancies; oath
SRULE 2.3 Administration of oaths or affirmations
SRULE 3.1 CHAPTER 3. OFFICERS
SRULE 3.1.1 Nomination of officers; selection procedure
SRULE 3.2 President; election; removal; vacancy
SRULE 3.3 Duties of President
SRULE 3.4 President Pro Tempore; election; removal; vacancy
SRULE 3.5 President Pro Tempore; duties
SRULE 3.6 Secretary; election; removal; vacancy
SRULE 3.7 Duties of Secretary
SRULE 3.8 Sergeant at Arms; election; removal; vacancy
SRULE 3.9 Duties of Sergeant at Arms
SRULE 3.10 Duties of parliamentarian
SRULE 3.11 Prohibitions
SRULE 4.1 CHAPTER 4. EMPLOYEES
SRULE 4.2 Assistant Secretary
SRULE 4.3 Pages
SRULE 5.1 CHAPTER 5. MEMBERS AND QUORUM
SRULE 5.2 Presence recorded
SRULE 5.3 Quorum
SRULE 5.4 Quorum necessary to transact business
SRULE 5.5 Quorum call
SRULE 5.6 Compelling attendance of absent members
SRULE 5.7 Repealed by SR 33 of 1999 RS
SRULE 5.8 Repealed by SR 3 of 1992 RS
SRULE 6.1 CHAPTER 6. DECORUM AND DEBATE
SRULE 6.2 Decorous language
SRULE 6.3 Call to order for violation of rules; appeal
SRULE 6.4 Clearing the chamber
SRULE 6.5 Recognition; rise to address
SRULE 6.6 Order of recognition by President
SRULE 6.7 Limits on debate; reading of papers
SRULE 6.8 Member not to be interrupted while speaking; exceptions
SRULE 6.9 Purpose and scope of questions
SRULE 6.10 Members to remain in seat; exceptions
SRULE 7.1 CHAPTER 7. LEGISLATIVE INSTRUMENTS
SRULE 7.2 Numbering of instruments
SRULE 7.3 Resolutions; titles
SRULE 7.4 Title only bills
SRULE 7.5 .Repealed by SR 3 of 1994 2nd EX
SRULE 7.6 Legislative instruments and other documents; introduction copies, printing; language indicators in bills; deadline for legislation requests
SRULE 7.7 Endorsement of instruments
SRULE 7.8 Engrossment
SRULE 7.9 Reengrossment
SRULE 7.10 Enrollment
SRULE 7.11 Signature of President
SRULE 7.12 Presentation to Speaker of House
SRULE 7.13 Presentation to governor
SRULE 7.14 Fiscal notes; capital outlay appropriations, amendments
SRULE 7.15 Repealed by SR 179 of 2006 RS
SRULE 8.1 CHAPTER 8. AMENDMENTS
SRULE 8.2 Amendments; germane to subject
SRULE 8.3 Amendments; copies
SRULE 8.4 Late approval of Non-governmental Entity Funding Requests
SRULE 9.1 CHAPTER 9. PREFILING OF LEGISLATIVE INSTRUMENTS
SRULE 9.2 Numbering prefiled instruments; introduction copies
SRULE 9.3 Printing and distribution
SRULE 9.4 Referral to committee
SRULE 9.5 Authority of author to withdraw
SRULE 9.6 Presession committee hearings
SRULE 9.7 Provisional reports
SRULE 9.8 Prefiled instruments not referred
SRULE 9.9 Introduction on first day of session
SRULE 10.1 CHAPTER 10. ORDER OF BUSINESS
SRULE 10.2 Regular Order of the Day
SRULE 10.3 Privileged messages and reports
SRULE 10.4 Priority of business
SRULE 10.5 Order of business; vote required to change
SRULE 10.6 Three readings of bills required
SRULE 10.7 Order of consideration of legislative instruments
SRULE 10.8 First and second reading of bills
SRULE 10.9 Resolutions; introduction and referral; suspension of laws
SRULE 10.10 Commitment or amendment; two prior readings required
SRULE 10.11 Committee report required
SRULE 10.12 Committee report; when considered
SRULE 10.13 Passage to third reading; committee amendments to general appropriations bill
SRULE 10.14 Bills which have been recommitted
SRULE 10.15 Legislative Bureau
SRULE 10.16 Special Order
SRULE 10.17 Returning to the calendar, subject to call; calling from calendar
SRULE 10.17.1 Returning to the calendar; "Bagneris Rule"
SRULE 10.18 Vetoed bill; reconsideration
SRULE 10.19 Repealed by SR 5 of 1988 RS
SRULE 11.1 CHAPTER 11. MOTIONS
SRULE 11.2 Possession of the Senate
SRULE 11.3 Division of the question
SRULE 11.4 Substitute motions
SRULE 11.5 Precedence of motions
SRULE 11.6 Motion to adjourn
SRULE 11.6.1 Motion to limit debate; interruption of speaker; vote
SRULE 11.7 Motion to adjourn or recess; effect of
SRULE 11.8 Motion to proceed to the consideration of executive business
SRULE 11.9 Motion to lay on table
SRULE 11.10 Motion to call from the table prohibited
SRULE 11.11 Previous question; previous question of the entire
SRULE 11.12 Reconsideration
SRULE 11.13 Table of Rules Relating to Motions
SRULE 12.1 CHAPTER 12. VOTING
SRULE 12.2 President's vote; tie vote
SRULE 12.3 Presence in chamber required for voting
SRULE 12.4 Record vote requirement
SRULE 12.5 Putting the question
SRULE 12.6 Voting machine out of order
SRULE 12.7 Change of vote
SRULE 12.8 Declaration of vote by presiding officer
SRULE 12.9 Vote after announcement of decision prohibited
SRULE 12.10 Vote required to pass legislative instruments
SRULE 12.11 Vote required for amendments
SRULE 12.12 Conference committee reports; consideration
SRULE 12.13 Tie vote
SRULE 13.1 CHAPTER 13. COMMITTEES PART I. JURISDICTION, POWERS, AND FUNCTIONS
SRULE 13.2 Chairman and vice chairman
SRULE 13.3 Absences from committee meetings; removal
SRULE 13.4 Referral to standing committees; jurisdiction
SRULE 13.5 Referral of study resolutions
SRULE 13.5.1 Legislative instruments with significant fiscal cost; dual committee referral
SRULE 13.5.2 Legislative instruments which produce increases or decreases in taxes or fees; dual committee referral
SRULE 13.6 Meeting while Senate is in session
SRULE 13.7 Executive sessions
SRULE 13.8 Committee hearing
SRULE 13.9 Committee report
SRULE 13.10 Report by substitute
SRULE 13.11 Directing committee to report
SRULE 13.12 Standing committees; authority for meeting between sessions; authority for forming joint committees or for meeting jointly with House committees; procedure
SRULE 13.13 Notice of commencement of interim study
SRULE 13.14 Subcommittees; establishment; authority
SRULE 13.15 Standing committees; subpoena power, punishment for contempt
SRULE 13.16 Standing committees; compensation; expenses
SRULE 13.17 Committees; authority with respect to funds from other than state sources
SRULE 13.18 Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee; advisor to President
SRULE 13.19 Cessation of interim study
SRULE 13.20 Select committees
SRULE 13.21 Conference Committees; membership
SRULE 13.22 Senate Executive Committee
SRULE 13.51 PART II. UNIFORM RULES OF COMMITTEE PROCEDURE
SRULE 13.52 Committee chairman; duties
SRULE 13.53 Committee chairman; voting; rights; duties as member
SRULE 13.54 Vice chairman; duties
SRULE 13.55 Acting chairman
SRULE 13.56 Chairman; vacancy
SRULE 13.57 Committee members; privileges
SRULE 13.58 Amendments; members to offer
SRULE 13.59 Members; duty to attend meetings; attendance record
SRULE 13.60 Conflict of interest; recusal of members
SRULE 13.61 Calling meetings; committee authority
SRULE 13.62 Introduction of legislation by committees
SRULE 13.63 Consideration of legislative instruments; mandator on author's request
SRULE 13.64 Misconduct; report of
SRULE 13.65 Interim meeting; approval of President
SRULE 13.66 Organizational meetings; calling; notice; purpose
SRULE 13.67 Interim studies
SRULE 13.68 Presession hearings of instruments
SRULE 13.69 Committee meeting schedule during sessions
SRULE 13.70 Observance of schedule required; exception
SRULE 13.71 Changes in fixed schedules
SRULE 13.72 Meeting rooms; assignment
SRULE 13.73 Notice of committee meetings during sessions
SRULE 13.74 Notice of interim meetings
SRULE 13.75 Meetings; prohibited without notice
SRULE 13.76 Agenda
SRULE 13.77 Roll call
SRULE 13.78 Hearings; persons to be heard; sworn statement; designees of elected officials; authority to compensate
SRULE 13.79 Filing of prepared statements
SRULE 13.80 Copies of instruments required prior to consideration
SRULE 13.81 Second to motion not required
SRULE 13.82 Quorum defined
SRULE 13.83 Quorum; ex officio members
SRULE 13.84 Quorum; members appointed pursuant to Rule 13.1(C)
SRULE 13.85 Quorum required to transact business
SRULE 13.86 Absence of quorum; authority of members present
SRULE 13.87 Vote required for committee action; members disqualified or recused
SRULE 13.88 Voting; members appointed pursuant to Rule 13.1(C)
SRULE 13.89 Proxy voting prohibited
SRULE 13.90 Reporting legislative instruments; vote required
SRULE 13.91 Roll call; record votes required
SRULE 13.92 Report of interim study required
SRULE 13.93 Minutes of meetings required; contents
SRULE 13.94 Minutes; approval
SRULE 13.95 Permanent committee records; disposition
SRULE 13.96 Verbatim records
SRULE 13.97 Committee secretary; duties
SRULE 14.1 CHAPTER 14. JOURNAL AND LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR
SRULE 14.2 Journal; votes entered
SRULE 14.3 Journal; legislative instruments to be entered, form
SRULE 14.4 Journal; documents entered
SRULE 14.5 Journal read daily
SRULE 14.6 Senate Calendar; publication
SRULE 14.7 Repealed by SR 168 of 2014 RS, eff. August 1, 2014.
SRULE 15.1 CHAPTER 15. RULES
SRULE 15.2 Suspension of rules
SRULE 15.3 Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure
SRULE 16.1 CHAPTER 16. EXECUTIVE BUSINESS: CONFIRMATION PROCEEDINGS
SRULE 16.2 Open hearings, sessions, and votes; when closed se
SRULE 16.3 Appointees and officers; appearances before Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee; appearances before standing committees
SRULE 16.4 Clearing of the Senate
SRULE 16.5 Questions; when put
SRULE 16.6 Secrecy of confidential communications
SRULE 16.7 Penalties for violating confidence of Senate
SRULE 16.8 Notification to governor or other official
SRULE 17.1 CHAPTER 17. RULES APPLICABLE TO DISCIPLINE AND EXPULSION OF MEMBERS
SRULE 17.2 Select Committee on Discipline and Expulsion
SRULE 17.3 Sergeant at Arms; duties
SRULE 17.4 Meetings; notice; quorum; vote; oath
SRULE 17.5 Employees
SRULE 17.6 Records
SRULE 17.7 Initiation of action; Senate resolution required
SRULE 17.8 Procedure in the Senate
SRULE 17.9 Procedure in committee
SRULE 17.10 When meetings may be held; report privileged; Senate action
SRULE 17.11 Subpoena power; punishment for contempt
SRULE 17.12 Receipt of resignation; authority of presiding off
SRULE 18.1 CHAPTER 18. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT
SRULE 18.2 Statement of Policy Against Sexual Harassment





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