2006 New York Code - Senate Rules

 
 
 
 
 
 
                           RULES OF THE SENATE
 
                         OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
 
                                2005-2006
 
 
  Rules  of  the  Senate for the years 2005--2006, as adopted by Senate
  Resolution number 10 of 2005 and as amended by Senate Resolution num-
  ber 195 of 2005.
 
    Permanent Joint Rules of the Senate and  Assembly,  as  adopted  by
  Concurrent Resolution numbers 459 (Senate) and 544 (Assembly) of 1984
  and as amended by Concurrent Resolution number 260 (Senate) of 1995.
 
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RULE I THE PRESIDENT Section 1. The Lieutenant Governor of the State shall be President of the Senate, but shall have only a casting vote therein. -2-
RULE II THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT Section 1. The Senate shall choose a Temporary President who shall be the majority leader and who shall preside, or designate some other member to preside, in case of the absence from the Chamber or impeachment of the Lieutenant Governor, or when he or she shall refuse to act as President, or shall act as Governor. ¤ 2. He or she shall appoint the Deputy Majority Leader for Legis- lative Operations, the Deputy Minority Leader, the chair, vice-chair and members of all committees and sub-committees, except when the Senate shall otherwise order. ¤ 3. He or she shall be the Chair of the Committee on Rules. ¤ 4. He or she shall appoint such officers and employees of the Senate as may be necessary for the work of the Senate. ¤ 5. He or she shall designate the persons entitled to admission to the floor as reporters for the news media. ¤ 6. He or she shall have general control, except as otherwise pro- vided by law or in these rules, of the Senate Chamber and the lobbies and galleries thereof, and of the rooms, corridors and passages in that part of the Capitol and Legislative Office Building assigned to the use of the Senate, and any other property leased or utilized by the Senate. ¤ 7. He or she shall appoint, in conjunction with the Speaker of the Assembly and the Legislative Librarian, an Assistant Legislative Librarian, to have charge and custody of all legislative documents, as defined in this section, who shall be responsible for collecting, numbering, indexing and retaining the same in the legislative library in an area designated for such use by the Legislative Librarian. At least two copies of all such documents shall be kept in such library at all times and made available to Members of the Legislature and legislative employees for public inspection and duplication during library hours. The function of the Legislative Library is to serve the information and research needs of Members of the Legislature and legislative staff as defined by the Legislative Law. The services provided shall include professional reference, access to standard commercial online databases and the availability of records of the Library's holding on the Legislative Retrieval System (LRS). The Library is charged with the collection and custody of all Legislative and State documents as defined by this section. Access to the collection shall be provided by the Legislative Library State Documents (LLSD) database on LRS. Documents may be retained in paper, microform, laser disk or any other medium approved for archiving documents. To effectuate the purposes of this section, the Assistant Legisla- tive Librarian in charge of legislative documents may request from any committee, commission, task force or office of the Legislature, and the same are authorized to provide, such assistance, services and -3-
data as will enable such librarian to carry out his or her duties as prescribed in this section. For purposes of this section, the term legislative document shall mean and include the Rules of the Senate, the Rules of the Assembly, reports of the Legislature and reports of every legislative commit- tee, subcommittee, task force or other adjunct of the Legislature and all reports and documents required by law or regulation to be submit- ted to the Legislature by any department, board, bureau, commission or other agency of the State. The provisions of this section and paragraph ten of subdivision c of section one of Rule I of the Assembly are intended to result in the appointment of a single Assistant Legislative Librarian to serve both Houses of the Legislature. ¤ 8. He or she shall represent the Senate, or engage legal repre- sentation on behalf of the Senate, in any legal action or proceeding involving the interpretation or effect of any law of the federal, state or local government or the constitutionality thereof or with regard to the enforcement or defense of any right, privilege or pre- rogative of the Senate. ¤ 9. He or she shall adopt rules and regulations, and take such other measures as may be necessary to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a system of internal controls and a program of internal control review for the Senate in accordance with the guide- lines set forth in Rule XIII hereof. -4-
RULE III PRESIDING OFFICER Section 1. The Presiding Officer of the Senate shall preserve order and decorum in the Senate Chamber; ensure that debate is germane to the question under discussion; in case of disturbance or disorderly conduct in the lobby or galleries, he or she may cause the same to be cleared; he or she shall decide all questions of order, subject to appeal to the Senate. On every appeal he or she shall have the right, in his or her place, to assign his or her reasons for his or her decision. ¤ 2. Immediately upon the final passage by the Senate of any bill, or concurrent resolution proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State, and concurrent resolutions proposing or ratifying amend- ments to the Constitution of the United States he or she shall certi- fy that the same has been duly passed, with the date thereof, togeth- er with the fact whether passed as a majority or two-thirds bill or resolution, or with three-fifths of the members present, as the case may be, as required by the Constitution and laws of the State, and deliver said bill or resolution to the Secretary. ¤ 3. When the Presiding Officer is other than the President of the Senate, such Presiding Officer shall be vested with all of the powers and duties conferred by these rules and by any other rule or law upon the President. -5-
RULE IV THE SENATE AND ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES Section 1. The Senate shall not discriminate because of race, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disa- bility in judging the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members, or in the appointment of any member to committee or other office, or in the appointment of any of its officers or employ- ees. ¤ 2. The Senate may choose a Secretary, a Sergeant at Arms and an Official Stenographer who shall be elected for the term of the Sen- ate. Such employees may be appointed as shall be provided for by appropriation, in the manner provided by law. Each officer and employee of the Senate shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by law, or by these rules, or as may be incumbent upon them in their respective positions. ¤ 3. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to have the journals, bills, calendars, messages and other documents printed and distrib- uted in the manner provided by law. He or she shall present to the Governor, and enter upon the journals, such bills as shall have orig- inated in the Senate and shall have been passed by both houses. He or she shall, subject to the Rules of the Senate, transmit to the Assem- bly all bills or concurrent resolutions which have passed the Senate. ¤ 4. The Sergeant at Arms, under the jurisdiction of the Secretary, shall be the security officer of the Senate, and, except when absent in the discharge of his or her duties, shall be in constant attend- ance upon the sessions of the Senate and shall assign Assistant Ser- geants at Arms to act as doorkeepers and, under the direction of the Presiding Officer, aid in enforcing order on the floor of the Senate, in the lobbies, and in the rooms adjoining the Senate Chamber, and also see that no person remains on the floor unless entitled to the privileges of the same. He or she shall also assist in maintaining order at hearings of the Senate and in that part of the Capitol and Legislative Office Building assigned to the use of the Senate and on sites in New York State where members are conducting the business of the Senate and security is deemed necessary by the Secretary. ¤ 5. The Official Stenographer or designee shall attend every ses- sion of the Senate and take stenographic notes of the debates of the Senate. He or she shall make a stenographic record of the proceedings and make copies available to the Secretary of the Senate. In addi- tion, the Official Stenographer shall be responsible, under the direction of the Secretary, for making a stenographic record of pub- lic hearings at the request of the Standing Committee Chair or appointed officer and make copies available to the Committee Chair and the Secretary. -6-
RULE V PROCEEDINGS Section 1. The Journal. The Senate shall keep a journal of its pro- ceedings and publish the same, except such parts as may require secrecy. The legislative and executive proceedings of the Senate shall each be recorded in a separate journal. ¤ 2. Hours in session. No session shall be held between 12:00 A.M. and 8:00 A.M.; provided, however, that the Senate may remain in ses- sion to complete action on a measure or measures upon which debate was begun prior to 12:00 A.M. or to act on a measure or measures for which a message of necessity has been received from the Governor or upon a majority vote of all of the members elected to the Senate. ¤ 3. Order of Business. a. The Presiding Officer shall take the Chair at the hour to which the Senate shall have adjourned and fol- lowing a recital of the pledge of allegiance to the flag, the first business of the day shall be the reading of the journal of the pre- ceding day, to the end that any mistakes therein may be corrected. After the reading and approving of the journal, the order of busi- ness shall be as follows: (1) Presentation of petitions. (2) Messages from the Assembly. (3) Messages from the Governor. (4) Reports of standing committees. (5) Reports of select committees. (6) Communications and reports from State officers. b. A quorum being present the Senate shall proceed to: (1) Motions and resolutions other than those contained in paragraph 3 of this subdivision. (2) The calendar. (3) A motion to petition a bill or resolution out of committee or to amend the rules. All questions relating to the priority of busi- ness shall be decided without debate. ¤ 4. Messages. Messages from the Governor and Assembly, communi- cations and reports from State officers, reports from a committee involving the right of a Senator to his or her seat, and reports from the Committee on Rules shall be received at any time. ¤ 5. Special orders. Whenever any bill or other matter is made a special order for a particular day, and it shall not be completed on that day, it shall, unless otherwise ordered, retain its place on the calendar as a special order in the order of business in which it was -7-
considered. When a special order is under consideration, it shall take precedence over any special order for a subsequent hour of the same day; but such subsequent order may be taken up immediately after disposal of the previous special order. ¤ 6. Calendar. a. The matters upon the Senate Calendar shall be arranged and acted upon in the following order: (1) Resolutions. (2) Bills on order of first report. (3) Bills on order of second report. (4) Bills on order of special report. (5) Bills starred after report. (6) Bills on third reading calendar from special report. (7) Bills on third reading. (8) Bills starred on third reading. (9) Resolution to amend the Senate Rules. (10) Petitions out of committee. b. Bills laid aside by the office of the Temporary President shall continue to retain their place in their regular order of business until called for debate by the Temporary President. c. Except for bills reported from a standing committee and placed on that part of the calendar designated as "order of special report", bills reported from a standing committee shall be placed on the first report calendar and, unless starred, shall be automatically advanced to the second report part of the calendar after one calendar legisla- tive day. Bills on second report shall, unless starred, be advanced to the order of third reading after one calendar legislative day. No debate shall be allowed on the advancement of bills on the order of first or second report or special report. The order of special report shall be marked with an asterisk to indicate that such bills will be subject to debate on the next calendar legislative day. In the event that such bills are not debated on such day, they shall be removed from the order of special report and placed on that part of the cal- endar designated "bills on order of first report". ¤ 7. Executive Session. The Senate shall go into consideration of executive business at such times as may be ordered by a vote of the majority of the Senators present. On motion to close the doors of the Senate, on the discussion of business which in the opinion of any Senator may require secrecy, and during the consideration of all business in executive session, the Presiding Officer shall direct all persons, except the Senators, the Counsel to the Majority, the Coun- sel to the Minority, Secretary of the Senate, his or her messenger, the Journal Clerk and Sergeant at Arms of the Senate to withdraw; and during the discussion of said motion the doors shall remain shut; and every Senator and officer of the Senate shall keep secret all such -8-
matters, proceedings and things which shall transpire while the doors remain closed. ¤ 8. Motions. a. When a question is before the Senate, only the following motions shall be made by a Senator, and such motions shall have precedence in the order here stated, viz.: 1. For an adjournment. 2. For a call of the Senate. 3. For the previous question. 4. To lay on the table. 5. To postpone to a certain day. 6. To commit to a standing committee. 7. To commit to a select committee. 8. To change calendar arrangement. 9. To amend. b. The motion to adjourn, or for a call of the Senate, or for the previous question, or to lay on the table, shall be decided without debate, and shall always be in order except as provided in Rules five, seven and nine. c. Except for the motions enumerated in subdivision a hereof, all other motions shall be reduced to writing, if desired by the Presid- ing Officer or any five Senators, delivered to the Secretary, and read before the same shall be debated; and any motion may be with- drawn at any time before decision or amendment. d. A motion for the previous question, or a motion to postpone to a certain day, or to commit, or refer to a standing or select commit- tee, until it is decided, shall preclude all debate of the main ques- tion. e. A motion for the previous question shall only be in order when made by the Temporary President, the Minority Leader or their desig- nee. The "previous question" shall be put as follows: "Shall the main question now be put before the house?" and until it is decided, shall preclude all amendments or debate. When, on taking the previous ques- tion, the Senate shall decide that the main question shall now be put, the main question shall be put to an immediate vote. When, on taking the previous question, the Senate shall decide that the main question shall not now be put, the main question shall be considered as still remaining under debate. The "main question" shall be the advancement or passage of the bill, resolution or other matter under consideration. Such motion shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the Senators elected. ¤ 9. Reconsideration. a. When a question has once been put and decided, it shall be in order for any Senator to move for the recon- sideration thereof; but no motion for the reconsideration of any vote -9-
shall be in order after the bill, resolution, message, report, amend- ment, nomination or motion, upon which the vote was taken, shall have gone out of the possession of the Senate; nor shall any motion for reconsideration be in order unless made on the same day on which the vote was taken, or within the next three days of the actual session of the Senate thereafter. Nor shall any question be reconsidered more than once; but when a bill or resolution shall have been recalled from the Assembly, a motion for reconsideration may be made at any time thereafter while the same is in the possession of the Senate, and all resolutions recalling a bill or resolution from the Assembly shall be regarded as privileged. No vote shall be reconsidered upon either of the following motions: To adjourn. To lay on the table. b. The vote on the final passage of any bill appropriating moneys or property, or creating, continuing, altering or removing any body politic or corporate, shall not be reconsidered whenever any such bill shall be lost, unless by a vote of a majority of all the Sen- ators elected, but all other bills, when the same shall have been lost, may be reconsidered by a vote of a majority of all the Senators present and voting. -10-
RULE VI INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS Section 1. Introduction. Bills and resolutions shall be introduced by a Senator, or on the report of a committee, or by message from the Assembly, or by order of the Senate, or by the Governor pursuant to Article VII of the Constitution. Every bill introduced shall be in duplicate and shall have endorsed thereon a title and the name of the bill's sponsor and shall be accompanied by the introducer's memoran- dum in quadruplicate. Such memorandum shall contain a statement of the purposes and intent of the bill and, if the member deems it appropriate, may set forth such other statements that the member feels necessary including, but not limited to, statements relating to economic impact, environmental impact or the impact on the judicial system of the bill. A Committee, where it deems necessary, may require that the introducer's memorandum be amended to include such appropriate statements. Bills introduced by Senators shall be deposited with the Revision Clerk for the purpose of having such clerk examine and correct bills to avoid repetition of introduction and ensure accuracy in the text and references. Upon introduction, each bill shall be deemed to have had its first and second reading, unless otherwise ordered and shall be given a number and immediately referred to the appropriate stand- ing committee by the Temporary President or an officer designated by the Temporary President in accordance with a set of guidelines to be published annually by the Temporary President setting forth the respective statutes over which each of the standing committees shall have subject matter jurisdiction for purposes of referral. Such referrals shall reflect the subject matter having predominance in the bill as determined by the Temporary President. ¤ 2. Multi-sponsorship. Any number of Senators may join together in the multi-sponsorship of a bill. If two or more Senators join togeth- er when a bill is first introduced and before it is printed, the names of all multi-sponsors shall appear on the printed bill upon the following conditions: a. Multi-sponsors shall file a written request in duplicate to act as such, on forms provided, with the Revision Clerk of the Senate. The first name appearing on the bill shall be deemed the introducer and all others deemed multi-sponsors. b. The introducer shall at all times retain exclusive control of the bill until formally acted upon by the Senate and any motion to petition a bill or resolution out of committee by a member who is not the introducer of the bill shall be out of order. c. After a multi-sponsored bill has been printed, any multi-sponsor desiring to withdraw from such multi-sponsorship shall file a written request in duplicate on forms provided so that his or her name will be stricken as a multi-sponsor from the records of the Revision Clerk. The printed bill, however, shall not be reprinted. d. Senators and Senators-elect may multi-sponsor bills that have been pre-filed and bills introduced after the opening of each legis- lative session upon the following conditions: -11-
(1) After a bill has been introduced and printed and before it has been reported favorably out of the Committee to which it was referred, any Senator or Senators may, with the signed consent of the introducer, file with the Revision Clerk a request in duplicate on forms provided to become a multi-sponsor of such bill. Such forms must be signed by the introducer and the multi-sponsor. (2) Such bill shall not be reprinted solely for the purpose of add- ing or deleting names of multi-sponsors. (3) Any Senator, having become a multi-sponsor of a bill, may with- draw from such by filing a request in duplicate on forms provided to the Revision Clerk requesting that his or her name be stricken as a multi-sponsor from the record. (4) Any Senator who has become a multi-sponsor of a bill in the manner set forth herein shall have the right to distribute such bill bearing an endorsement by rubber stamp or otherwise the words "mul- ti-sponsored by" and insert his or her own name as multi-sponsor. ¤ 3. Printing. Every bill immediately upon its introduction shall be printed and placed on the bill files on the desks of the Senators, where it shall remain for at least three calendar legislative days. All bills reported favorably or for consideration, if reported with amendments, and all bills amended in the Senate, shall be immediately printed, except that any bill which is amended by restoring it to an earlier form, shall not be required to be printed again, and there- after the printed number of the bill in the form to which it has been so restored shall constitute the final form of such bill unless fur- ther amended. Whenever a bill is amended and printed, a letter of the alphabet starting with "A" shall be added to its number. ¤ 4. Title and body of bill. The title of every bill shall briefly state the subject thereof. The title of every bill amending or repealing any provision of a consolidated law shall refer to such law. The title of every bill amending or repealing any unconsolidated law shall refer to such law by its short title, if it has one; if it has no short title, the title of such bill shall state the chapter number, year of enactment and the complete title of the original bill or a short summary of the provisions to which the law relates. If such bill is amending or repealing a proposed provision of law con- tained in a bill that has not been enacted into law, the title shall state the number of the bill containing the proposed provision of law to be amended or repealed, with suffix, if there be one, and the sub- ject of the provisions to which the amendatory bill relates. No pri- vate or local bill may be passed which shall embrace more than one subject which shall be expressed in the title. a. In any bill, each section proposing an amendment to or the repeal of: (i) any consolidated law, or any part thereof; or (ii) the Family Court Act, the Court of Claims Act, the Uniform District Court Act, the Uniform Justice Court Act, the Uniform City Court Act, the New York City Charter, the Administrative Code of the City of New York, the New York City Civil Court Act, the New York City Criminal Court Act, or the Charter of the City of Buffalo, or any part thereof shall refer to such law, act, charter or code. In any bill, each sec- tion proposing an amendment to or the repeal of an unconsolidated law having a short title, or any part thereof, shall refer to such law by -12-
its chapter number and year of enactment and its short title. If an unconsolidated law shall have no short title, each section shall state the chapter number and year of enactment of such law, and a short summary of the provisions to which the law relates or the com- plete title of the original bill. If such section amends or repeals a proposed provision of law contained in a bill that has not been enacted into law, each section shall state the number of the bill containing such proposed provisions of law to be amended or repealed, with suffix, if there be one. If the portion of the law proposed to be amended has been added, renumbered or amended since the original enactment or last general revision of the law of which it is a part, such section shall also state the chapter number and year of the last act adding, renumbering or amending the same, as the case may be. There shall be appended at the end of every bill which proposes the repeal or extension of any existing law, or part thereof, merely by reference thereto, without setting forth the text thereof, an explan- atory note which shall briefly and concisely state the subject matter of the law, or part thereof, proposed to be repealed or extended, unless such subject matter is stated in the title of such bill. The Revision Clerk of the Senate shall return any bill to the Senator introducing the same when it is called to his or her attention that the provisions of this section, or of section one of this Rule, have not been complied with, or when any copy of a bill is illegible or incomplete. b. Every bill when introduced, and every amendment thereafter made to such bill amending existing law, must have all new matter under- scored, and all matter eliminated by amendment from existing law must appear in its proper place enclosed in brackets. In the printed bill such new matter shall be underscored and all matter eliminated by amendment from existing law shall be enclosed in black-faced brack- ets. When any existing law or part thereof is proposed to be repealed by a bill, the word "repealed" as it appears in such bill shall be printed in bold-faced type. When a printed bill is amended by elimi- nating new matter from such bill, the same shall be omitted in the reprint of the original. When amendments are offered to a printed bill, the proposed changes, indicating page and line numbers, shall be listed on six detail sheets and the same changes shall be incorpo- rated and marked on three copies of the bill; provided, however, that no amendment shall be allowed to any bill which is not germane to the original object or purpose thereof. Furthermore, when a printed bill is amended the accompanying introducer's memorandum, required pursu- ant to section one of this Rule, shall also be amended to reflect any changes. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to direct the Revision Clerk to cause any bill appearing on the calendar and not complying with this section to be immediately amended and printed so as to com- ply with the same. ¤ 5. Final date. The Temporary President may designate a date in writing after which no bill or original resolution shall be intro- duced except by message from the Assembly or by the Committee on Rules, but no date prior to the first Tuesday of March shall be so designated; provided, however, that all bills recommended by a State department or agency must be submitted to the office of the Temporary President not later than the first day of March. Bills proposed by the Governor, the Attorney General, the Comptroller, the Department of Education or the Office of Court Administration must be submitted -13-
to the office of the Temporary President no later than the first Tuesday in April. ¤ 6. Budget bills. When a bill is submitted or proposed by the Gov- ernor by authority of Article VII of the Constitution, it shall become, for all legislative purposes, a legislative bill, and upon receipt thereof by the Senate it shall be endorsed "Budget Bill" and be given a number by the Secretary and shall be referred to the Finance Committee and be printed. ¤ 7. Program, departmental and agency bills. Every bill proposed by the Governor, the Attorney General, the Comptroller or by state departments and agencies shall be submitted to the office of the Tem- porary President and shall be forwarded for introduction purposes to the appropriate standing committee in accordance with section one of Rule VI. Any such bill which is not so forwarded within three weeks after receipt by the Temporary President shall be offered by the office of the Temporary President to the Minority Leader who may in accordance with section one of Rule VI, forward such bills to any member for introduction purposes. ¤ 8. Reintroduction. Any Senate bill introduced in the first year of the term of the Senate which during that regular Legislative Ses- sion was not reported from a Standing Committee or if reported and later recommitted to a Standing Committee is deemed to be automat- ically reintroduced for the second year of the term of the Senate. All bills which remain on the calendar at the end of the first year of the term of the Senate shall be recommitted to committee. ¤ 9. Resolutions. a. All original resolutions shall be in quadru- plicate, and no original resolution may be introduced unless copies thereof first shall have been furnished the Temporary President and Minority Leader. All resolutions, upon introduction, shall be referred to a standing or select committee by the Temporary President or an officer designated by the Temporary President and shall at all times remain within the exclusive control of the introducer. Notwith- standing any of the foregoing provisions of this section, resolutions recalling bills from or returning bills to the Assembly, or relating to adjournment, may be introduced at any time for immediate consider- ation. b. A resolution supporting or condemning, or proposing or urging a change in Federal law which is not directly germane to the affairs, business, rights, benefits and obligations of New York State shall be out of order and shall not be reported and any resolution recommend- ing, urging, supporting, altering or condemning a position or change in foreign policy of the United States Government or the domestic or foreign affairs of any other government of the World shall be out of order and shall not be reported. c. All resolutions which propose any amendment to the State Consti- tution shall be referred to the Attorney General as provided in Arti- cle XIX of the Constitution, and shall be treated in the same form of proceedings as that provided for bills; and resolutions which ratify any proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States shall be treated in the same form of proceedings as provided for bills. After a resolution to amend the State Constitution shall be advanced to third reading, no motion to amend the same shall be in order with- -14-
out unanimous consent; and if such resolution to amend the State Con- stitution shall be amended after the opinion of the Attorney General thereon has been received as provided in Article XIX of the Constitu- tion, it shall again be referred to the Attorney General. Any such resolution may be committed prior to the final reading thereof. d. All resolutions calling for the expenditure of moneys must be decided by a majority vote of all the members elected to the Senate, upon a call of the roll. e. All resolutions other than those mentioned and treated in the preceding subdivisions c and d of this section and reported by the committee of reference designated by the Temporary President shall be placed upon the calendar. When in the order of business the resol- utions are reached, the Senate may adopt such resolutions as a group, by one vote upon the question of the entire calendar of resolution, excepting that any member may request that any one or more of the resolutions on such calendar shall be voted upon or debated separate- ly. This subdivision shall not apply to any resolution recalling bills from or returning bills to the Assembly, or relating to adj- ournment or to resolutions pertaining to the rules of the Senate or to those resolutions regarded as privileged. -15-
RULE VII STANDING COMMITTEES Section 1. There shall be the following standing committees which shall serve and shall continue throughout the year: To consist of thirty-three Senators: Finance To consist of twenty-four Senators: Rules To consist of twenty-three Senators: Judiciary To consist of nineteen Senators: Banks Transportation To consist of eighteen Senators: Education Higher Education Insurance To consist of seventeen Senators: Health To consist of sixteen Senators: Codes Labor To consist of fourteen Senators: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Environmental Conservation Tourism, Recreation and Sports Development Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs To consist of twelve Senators: Aging Civil Service and Pensions Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Energy and Telecommunications To consist of ten Senators: Agriculture Consumer Protection Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Racing, Gaming and Wagering To consist of eight Senators: Elections Housing, Construction and Community Development Investigations and Government Operations Local Government To consist of six Senators: Cities -16-
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Ethics Social Services, Children and Families The Temporary President, the Vice President Pro Tempore, the Deputy Majority Leader for Legislative Operations and the Minority Leader and Deputy Minority Leader shall be nonvoting ex-officio members of all standing committees of the Senate of which they are not actual members. As far as practicable, Senators shall be appointed to no more than seven standing committees. ¤ 2. Committee on Rules. The Committee on Rules may sit at any time and shall report bills out of committee only if they shall have been duly reported to the Committee on Rules from a standing committee of origin, or from a committee of secondary reference, or if the chair of such standing committee consents, or if the bill was referred to the Committee on Rules upon introduction. Other than a motion to hold or a motion to report, no other motion shall be in order in the Committee on Rules without the consent of the Committee Chair. The reception and consideration of its report shall always be in order; debate on its adoption shall not exceed one hour, one-half hour for and one-half hour against, such time to be allotted by the Temporary President and Minority Leader; and no other motion, except a motion by the Temporary President for a call of the Senate, to adjourn or to recess, shall be in order until the vote of the Senate is had there- on. If the report be adopted, all inconsistent rules of the Senate shall automatically be suspended until the subject of such report has been disposed of, including final action thereon. ¤ 3. Open Meetings of Standing Committees. a. (1) Standing commit- tees shall hold regular meetings at such time and on such day as scheduled by the Deputy Majority Leader for Legislative Operations in consultation with the chair and such schedule shall be published one week in advance of the date of such meeting and shall be posted on the Senate committee board. The attendance of the members of the com- mittee shall be recorded at each meeting, and a copy of such report shall be filed with the Journal Clerk of the Senate. Each chair of a standing committee shall, at least four days in advance of each regu- lar meeting, furnish to the Temporary President and Minority Leader, and make available to each member of such committee, a copy of the agenda of such regular meeting together with a copy of the introducer's memorandum for each bill listed on such agenda for such regular meeting. In addition, copies of such agenda for such regular meeting shall be made available to representatives of the news media and to the general public. However, in case of necessity, the chair may add or delete items on the agenda and, where practical, members shall be notified of such additions or deletions at least twenty-four hours in advance of the committee meetings. Each standing committee chair shall decide all procedural issues which arise during meetings of standing committees. (2) Standing committees may hold special meetings in case of neces- sity upon the call of the chair when the announcement is made from the floor during session, or the ranking minority member of the com- mittee consents thereto, or upon the call of a majority of all the members thereof, entry of which fact shall be made on the records of the committee and announced by the Secretary of the Senate. -17-
(3) All meetings of committees shall be open to authorized repre- sentatives of the news media and the general public as observers. (4) Upon the personal vote of a majority of all the members of a committee, taken in an open meeting pursuant to a motion identifying the general area or areas of the subject or subjects to be consid- ered, a committee may conduct an executive session of which only mem- bers of such committee are present for the following enunciated pur- poses provided, however, that no action by formal vote shall be taken to appropriate public monies: (a) matters which will imperil the public safety if disclosed; (b) any matter which may disclose the identity of a law enforcement agent or informer; (c) information relating to current or future investigation or pro- secution of a criminal offense which would imperil effective law enforcement if disclosed; (d) discussions regarding proposed, pending or current litigation; (e) collective negotiations pursuant to article fourteen of the Civil Service Law; (f) the medical, financial, credit, character or employment history of any person or corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of any person or corporation; (g) the preparation, grading or administration of examinations; and (h) the proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property, but only when publicity would substantially affect the value of the prop- erty. (5) Attendance at an executive session shall be permitted to any member of the committee and any other persons authorized by the com- mittee. b. (1) Minutes shall be taken at all open meetings of committees which shall consist of a record or summary of all motions, proposals, resolutions and any other matter formally voted upon and the vote thereon. (2) Minutes shall be taken at executive sessions of any action that is taken by formal vote which shall consist of a record or summary of the final determination of such action, and the date and vote there- on; provided, however, that such summary shall not include any matter which is not required to be made public by "the freedom of informa- tion law" as added by Article six of the Public Officers Law. (3) Minutes of meetings of all committees shall be available to the public in accordance with the provisions of Article six of the Public Officers Law, "the freedom of information law", and at such time and place as prescribed by the Temporary President, provided, however, that minutes for executive session meetings shall be available to the public within one week from the date of such executive session. -18-
c. The provisions of this section except paragraph three of subdi- vision a, and subdivision b shall not apply to the Committee on Rules. ¤ 4. Hearings. a. Committee hearings. Chairs of standing commit- tees may call public hearings to permit interested persons, groups or organizations the opportunity to testify orally or in writing on leg- islation or issues pending before such standing committee. Chairs may request that the Official Stenographer make a stenographic record of a public hearing. Official hearings may be conducted in accordance with procedure established by law. No committee may take testimony at a hearing unless at least two of its members are present at such hearing. Prior notice of all public hearings shall be filed by the chair or his or her designee with The Legislative Bill Drafting Com- mission and the Temporary President and such notice shall contain information as to subject matter, date and place. b. Public forums. Notwithstanding the public hearings conducted by standing committees, any Senator may convene a public forum on pro- posed or pending legislation within the jurisdiction of a committee upon which he or she is a member, provided that any charge incurred attendant to such forum be borne by said Senator or his or her party conference. Prior notice of such forum shall be filed with the chair of the committee. ¤ 5. Reports. a. No committee shall vote to report a bill or other matter unless a majority of all the members thereof vote in favor of such report. Each report of a committee upon a bill shall have the vote of each Senator attached thereto and such report and vote shall be available for public inspection. A member's vote on any matter before the committee shall be entered by the member on a signed offi- cial voting sheet delivered to the Committee Chair. Any standing committee having secondary subject matter jurisdiction over a bill may request the chair of the committee having primary subject matter jurisdiction over said bill (which is the committee to which the said bill has been referred by the Temporary President pur- suant to Rule VI) to commit the bill to the committee with secondary subject matter jurisdiction either when the bill is still in the pri- mary committee or after it has been reported to the calendar. If the chair of the primary committee refuses said request, then the commit- tee having secondary jurisdiction, through its chair, may request the Temporary President to consider such secondary referencing. If a sec- ondary reference is so made, the secondary committee shall consider the bill forthwith and return said bill to the primary committee or the calendar, as the case may be, along with the secondary commit- tee's recommendations. All committee reports, after a date to be designated by the Tempo- rary President, but no earlier than the third Thursday in May, shall be made directly to the Committee on Rules. Notwithstanding any pro- vision of Rule VI, the Committee on Rules shall have the authority to introduce and refer bills to itself and shall also have the authority to refer to itself any bill from any standing committee. Every report of a committee upon a bill which shall not be consid- ered at the time of making the same, or laid on the table by a vote -19-
of the Senate, shall stand upon the calendar in the order of first report with the bill and be entered upon the journal. b. Each bill reported by a standing committee shall be accompanied by a report, and the minority shall file a minority committee report within seven days of the bill being reported out of committee and said reports shall be filed with the journal clerk. The report of a committee upon any matter referred to it shall upon request include a brief statement of the opinion of any member or members of the com- mittee voting in either the majority or minority. c. Where a "home rule" request is required as provided in any sec- tion of Article IX of the Constitution, such request, certificate or message must be filed with the Journal Clerk of the Senate before final passage of such bill. d. Where a message of necessity is received from the Governor, such message shall be filed with the Journal Clerk of the Senate upon final passage of the bill. ¤ 6. Nominations. Unless the Senate orders otherwise, all nomi- nations sent by the Governor for the appointment of any officer shall be submitted to the Temporary President who shall then refer such nominations simultaneously to the Finance Committee, and the appro- priate standing committee, for consideration and recommendation and such standing committees, other than the Committee on Judiciary shall thereafter refer such nominations to the Finance Committee of the Senate who shall take whatever further actions it deems necessary and thereafter make its report on the nominations to the full Senate. A nomination shall not be confirmed without reference on the day on which it is received except by unanimous consent. The names of those who voted for or against the nomination may be entered alphabetically on the journal, if any five Senators request it. ¤ 7. Finance Committee. A bill or resolution providing for an appropriation or creating or increasing a charge upon the State Trea- sury shall, when reported by any committee other than the Finance Committee, be referred to the Finance Committee, and the committee reporting such bill or resolution shall, at the time of making such report, recommend the further reference thereof to the Finance Com- mittee. At the request of the Temporary President or the Chair of the Finance Committee, any such bill or resolution shall, at any time before final reading or adoption, be referred to the Finance Commit- tee, which may consider and report upon any features in the bill or resolution creating or increasing such charge. The sponsor of a bill providing for an increase or decrease in state revenues or in the appropriation or expenditure of state mon- eys, without stating the amount thereof, must, before such bill is reported from the Finance Committee or other committee to which referred, file with the Finance Committee and such other committee a fiscal note which shall state, so far as possible, the amount in dol- lars whereby such state moneys, revenues or appropriations would be affected by such bill, together with a similar estimate, if the same is possible, for future fiscal years. Such an estimate must be secured by the sponsor from the Division of the Budget or the depart- ment or agency of state government charged with the fiscal duties, -20-
functions or powers provided in such bill and the name of such department or agency must be stated in such note. The Finance Committee shall keep and maintain a file containing all bills requiring fiscal notes and the notes appertaining thereto, which shall be available to Senators and officers of the Senate, accredited representatives of the press, and other responsible per- sons having a legitimate interest therein. -21-
RULE VIII PASSAGE OF BILLS Section 1. Bills on desks. No bill shall be passed unless it shall have been printed and upon the desk of each Senator in its final form at least three calendar legislative days prior to its final passage, unless the Governor or acting Governor shall have certified, under his or her hand and the seal of the State, the facts which in his or her opinion necessitate an immediate vote thereon, in which case it must nevertheless be upon the desks of all Senators in final form, not necessarily printed, before its final passage. No bill shall be passed pursuant to a message of necessity unless a majority of the Senators vote to approve the use of such message. ¤ 2. Reading of bills. a. Every bill shall receive three readings previous to its being passed. b. Upon the third reading of a bill, the question upon its final passage shall be taken immediately thereafter; provided, however, that any bill may be committed prior to the final reading thereof. ¤ 3. Third reading calendar. a. The Calendar of bills on the order of third reading shall consist of all bills which have been advanced to a third reading from the order of second report or the order of special report. b. All Senate bills, when advanced to a third reading shall be referred automatically to the Jacketing Clerk, who shall cause each such bill to be readied for final passage in the same form as the last printed copy thereof. All such bills shall be jacketed with the proper jurat for certification of final passage attached. ¤ 4. Amendments. a. A non-sponsor may move to amend a bill at any time prior to the completion of its third reading provided that at least two hours before the time for the Senate to convene, a copy of the proposed amendment or amendments to any bill on the list of bills compiled under subdivision a of section six of this Rule has been served upon the Temporary President, the Minority Leader, the sponsor of the bill, and the chair and ranking minority member of the stand- ing committee to which the bill was last referred, and filed with the Journal Clerk. The question shall be put to the house whether a majority of members elected agree with the non-sponsor motion to amend, and such motion shall pass only if a majority of members elected shall agree. No explanation upon the canvass of agreement shall be permitted by any member. A successful non-sponsor motion to amend a bill shall cause the bill to be recommitted to the committee of origin for further study for a minimum of ten days. b. The introducer of any calendar bill may offer an amendment or amendments to such bill and such amendment or amendments shall be accepted and the bill ordered printed without a vote, debate or explanation, provided, however, that in such case such bill may be recommitted by the chair of the standing committee that reported such bill and such recommittal shall also be without a vote, debate or explanation. -22-
¤ 5. Substitution. When a bill is received as a message from the Assembly, or at any time thereafter, and a Senate bill, identical therewith, is on the order of third reading, or in the order of first or second report, the Assembly bill may be substituted for the Senate bill upon a vote of a majority of the Senate. A motion for such sub- stitution shall be in order under the order of business of messages from the Assembly, motions and resolutions, or the order of business in which the Senate bill is. ¤ 6. Final passage. a. Prior to the reading of the third reading calendar of any given day, the Temporary President may file with the Journal Clerk a list of bills on the third reading calendar which may be acted upon on that date and he or she may lay aside any bill upon which no final action may be taken, provided however, that no bill shall be so laid aside for a period exceeding five calendar legisla- tive days. b. The question on the final passage of every bill shall be taken immediately after the third reading and without debate. On the final passage of every bill and concurrent resolution a fast roll call shall be taken by the Secretary calling the names of five Senators, two of whom shall be the Temporary President and the Minority Leader provided, however, that each Senator's name shall be called on a slow roll call if requested by five Senators. Each roll call shall be entered on the journal. Such roll calls shall be available for public inspection upon request in the office of the Journal Clerk. When a bill or concurrent resolution does not receive the number of votes required by the Constitution to pass it, it shall be declared lost, except in cases provided for by subdivision d of section two of Rule IX hereof. ¤ 7. Starred bills. a. A bill appearing on the calendar may be "starred" only by or on behalf of the introducer, whereupon all fur- ther action on such bill shall be suspended, although it retains its place on the Calendar. b. Other than for the purpose of amendment or recommittal, no action may be taken on a bill from which a star has been removed until one day after such removal. ¤ 8. Recall and concurrence. All Senate bills amended by the Assem- bly, and returned to the Senate, for its concurrence, and all bills amended by the report of a conference committee, shall be subject to the provisions of section one of this Rule. -23-
RULE IX SENATORS Section 1. Attendance and vote. a. Every Senator shall be present within the Senate Chamber during the sessions of the Senate, unless duly excused or necessarily prevented, and shall vote on each ques- tion for which a vote is required stated from the Chair unless excused by the Senate, or unless he or she has a direct personal or pecuniary interest in the event of such question. If any Senator refuses to vote, unless he or she be excused by the Senate, or unless he or she be interested, such refusal shall be deemed a contempt. In order to vote on a bill on the controversial calendar, a Senator, other than the Majority Leader or Minority Leader, must be present in the Senate chamber and vote from his or her regularly assigned seat, except that a Senator acting as the Presiding Officer, Majority Lead- er or Minority Leader may vote from the place assigned to such offi- cer. Within the same day, a Senator required to attend a public hearing or other meeting of a standing or conference committee, which the Majority Leader has designated as appropriate, may cast his or her vote at any time so long as the Senator is in the chamber. b. A Senator desiring to be excused from voting for a direct per- sonal or pecuniary interest in the issue then before the Senate may, when his or her name is called, state such desire and if there be an objection make a brief statement, not occupying over two minutes, of the reasons for making such request, and the question on excusing him or her shall then be taken without debate and shall be granted by the consent of two-thirds of the Senators present; and any Senator desir- ing to explain his or her vote upon a bill, may, when his or her name is called, be allowed a like opportunity. ¤ 2. Quorum. a. A majority of all the Senators elected shall con- stitute a quorum to do business. In case a less number than a quorum of the Senate shall convene, those present are authorized to send the Sergeant at Arms, or any other person, for the absent Senators. b. The assent of two-thirds of the Senators elected shall be requi- site to every bill appropriating the public moneys or property for local or private purposes, and to the passage of bills returned by the Governor without his or her approval. c. On the final passage of any bill which imposes, continues or revives a tax, or creates a debt or charge, or makes, continues or revives any appropriation of public or trust money or property, or releases, discharges or commutes any claim or demand of the State, three-fifths of all the members elected to the Senate shall be neces- sary to constitute a quorum therein. d. If, on taking the final question on a bill, it shall appear that a constitutional quorum is not present, or if the bill requires a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elected to pass it, and it appears that such number is not present, the bill shall retain its place on the Calendar and be again taken up in its regular order. e. When any bill requiring the concurrence of two-thirds of the Senators, or a quorum of three-fifths thereof, is under consider- -24-
ation, such concurrence or quorum, as the case may be, shall not be requisite except on the question of its final passage. f. If at any time during the session of the Senate a question shall be raised by any Senator as to the presence of a quorum, the Presid- ing Officer shall forthwith direct the Secretary to call the roll, and shall announce the result, and such proceeding shall be without debate; but no Senator while speaking shall be interrupted by any other Senator raising the question of a lack of a quorum, and the question as to the presence of a quorum shall not be raised more often than once in every hour unless the lack of a quorum shall be disclosed upon a roll call of the ayes and nays. g. Whenever upon a roll call any Senator who is upon the floor of the Senate Chamber refuses to make response when his or her name is called, it shall be the duty of the Presiding Officer, either upon his or her own motion or upon the suggestion of any Senator, to request the Senator so remaining silent to respond to his or her name, and if such Senator fails to do so, the fact of such request and refusal shall be entered in the journal, and such Senator shall be counted as present for the purpose of constituting a quorum. ¤ 3. Debate. a. Debate shall only be in order when it is germane to the question under discussion. b. If the question in debate contains several points, a Senator may have the same divided, provided the division called for embodies a distinct principle or statement of fact. c. When any bill, resolution or motion is under consideration and it appears that no Senator desires to be heard further, the Presiding Officer shall put the question: "Does any Senator desire to be heard further?" If no Senator shall rise to debate, the Presiding Officer shall declare the debate closed; except that thereafter the Minority Leader may speak once, or may yield the floor to any Senator who may speak once, and may be followed by the Temporary President who may also speak once, or may yield the floor to any Senator who may speak once. The main question shall then be put immediately. d. Other than a motion to petition a bill or resolution out of com- mittee as provided in subdivision e of section two of Rule XI of these rules, debate on motions or resolutions other than concurrent resolutions shall be limited to one hour with one-half hour allocated to each conference. Debate upon any bill or concurrent resolution shall be limited to four hours, which shall include sufficient time for all Senators to explain their votes. When any bill or concurrent resolution shall have been under consideration for two hours, includ- ing all amendments thereto, it shall be in order for any Senator to move to close debate, and the Presiding Officer shall recognize the Senator who wishes to make such motion. Such motion to close debate shall not be amendable or debatable and shall be immediately put, and if it shall receive the affirmative vote of a majority of the Sen- ators present, the pending measure shall take precedence over all other business. e. The vote or canvass of agreement shall thereupon be taken upon such bill, resolution or motion with such amendments as may be pend- ing at the time of such motion, according to the Rules of the Senate, -25-
but without further debate, except that upon the roll call any Sen- ator may speak not to exceed two minutes in explanation of his or her vote; however no explanation of a canvass of agreement shall be in order. After such motion to close debate has been made by any Sen- ator, no other motion shall be in order until such motion has been voted upon by the Senate. f. After the Senate shall have adopted the motion to close debate, as hereinbefore provided, no motion shall be in order but one motion to adjourn or for a call of the Senate by the Temporary President, and a motion to commit. Should said motion to adjourn be carried, the measure under consideration shall be the pending question when the Senate shall again convene, and shall be taken up at the point where it was at the time of such adjournment. The motion to close debate may be ordered upon a single motion, a series of motions allowable under the rules, or an amendment or amendments, or may be made to embrace all authorized motions or amendments, and include the bill, resolution or motion to its passage or rejection. All incidental questions of order, or motions pending at the time such motion is made to close debate, whether the same be on appeal or otherwise, shall be decided without debate. ¤ 4. Order and decorum. a. Prior to the order of business, the pre- siding officer shall ask those in the chamber to rise and pledge allegiance to the flag. Those in attendance shall remain standing during the daily invocation and until asked to take their seats by the presiding officer. Senators shall not interrupt the business of the Senate, or read any newspaper while the journals or public papers are being read; or walk out of or across the Chamber when the Presid- ing Officer is putting a question; or when a Senator is speaking, pass between him or her and the Chair. Cellular telephones and audi- ble pagers shall not be used in the Chamber or in the Senate Gal- leries. Cellular telephones shall not be used in the lobby by members of the general public. No person shall be introduced by a Senator during the regular business of the Senate, except that it shall be permissible to introduce a person who has served as a member of the New York State Legislature or a person who is present in the Chamber for the purpose of nomination to an office to be confirmed by the Senate. On the nomination of any person to an office which is subject to the confirmation of the Senate, nominating and seconding speeches shall be limited to fifteen minutes per conference. b. Members are expected to uphold the highest standards of civility in dealing with other members. Debate should be dignified and lacking in personal invective. A Senator rising to debate or present a paper, to give a notice, to make a motion or report, shall address the Pre- siding Officer and shall not proceed further until recognized by the Chair; he or she shall speak on the same subject but twice the same day without leave of the Senate; and when two or more Senators address the Chair, the Presiding Officer shall name the Senator who is first to speak. A Senator, while speaking after recognition by the Chair, may, upon request of a Senator, yield to him or her temporar- ily without thereby relinquishing his or her prior right to the floor and, thereafter, may terminate such interruption and resume speaking at any time; provided, however, that it shall not be in order for a Senator to rise and request that a Senator, other than the one with the right to the floor, yield to a question. Furthermore, it shall not be in order for a Senator, with the right to the floor, to ask -26-
another Senator to yield to a question, unless such Senator has pre- viously spoken during the debate on the matter. All questions and responses shall be directed through the chair, and the presiding officer shall not be interrupted when speaking. After completion of the order of business for the day, and with the unanimous consent of the Senate, a Senator may make a statement, not exceeding fifteen minutes in length, concerning a subject or matter not pending before the Senate for consideration. c. When a Senator shall be called to order, he or she shall take his or her seat until the Presiding Officer shall have determined whether he or she is in order or not; and if decided to be out of order, he or she shall not proceed without the permission of the Sen- ate; and every question of order shall be decided by the Presiding Officer, subject to an appeal to the Senate by any Senator. It shall require an affirmative vote of a majority of all members elected to overrule a ruling of the Chair. No second appeal shall be determined until the original appeal shall be decided; and if a Senator shall be called to order for words spoken, the words excepted to shall be immediately taken down in writing. ¤ 5. Presentation of papers. a. A Senator presenting a paper shall endorse the same with his or her name and a brief written statement of the subject of its contents. b. When the reading of a paper is called for, except petitions, and the same is objected to by any Senator, it shall be determined by a vote of the Senate, without debate. ¤ 6. Call of the Senate. For the purpose of securing the attendance of Senators, a call of the Senate may be ordered at any time, but such call shall not be in order after the voting on any question has begun, nor after the third reading of a bill has been completed, nor after the motion to close debate has been ordered pursuant to section three of this Rule, unless it shall appear upon an actual count by the Presiding Officer that a quorum is not present. ¤ 7. Absences. In all cases of absence of Senators during the ses- sions of the Senate, the Temporary President or a majority of the Senators elected may take such measures as they deem necessary to secure the presence of the absentees, and in addition to suspension for a given period, may inflict such censure or penalty as they may deem just on those who shall not render sufficient excuse for their absence. -27-
RULE X SENATE CHAMBERS Section 1. Open doors. The doors of the Senate shall be kept open, except when the public welfare shall require secrecy. ¤ 2. Admission to floor. Persons not members of the Senate, or officers or employees thereof, shall be admitted to the floor of the Senate only as follows: a. The Governor, his or her secretary and messenger. b. The members and Clerk of the Assembly, and clerks and messengers of the Assembly in the exercise of an official duty directly con- nected with the business of the Senate. c. The elected State officers, heads of departments and their depu- ties. d. Reporters of the Senate and of the Assembly designated under the rules, unless a designation theretofore given them has been revoked. e. Members of a Senator's family, or of the family of the President of the Senate. f. Former members of the Senate. g. Any person not hereinbefore named may be admitted to the floor of the Senate, with the permission of the Temporary President. No person shall be admitted to the floor of the Senate who is interested in pending or contemplated legislation, or who is employed by or receives compensation from any public or private source for influenc- ing legislation. h. During the sessions of the Senate, no person other than a Sen- ator shall occupy the chair of a Senator, or stand in or otherwise occupy any part of the area between the last row of Senators' chairs on the east and west sides of the Chamber, and the east and west walls thereof, respectively. All persons in the Senate Chamber shall observe proper rules of order and decorum. i. It shall be the duty of the Sergeant at Arms strictly to enforce the provisions of this section, and it shall be in order for any Sen- ator to call a breach thereof to the attention of the Presiding Offi- cer. -28-
RULE XI AMENDMENT AND SUSPENSION OF THE RULES Section 1. Resolution to amend the Senate Rules. No amendment to the Senate Rules shall be considered by the Senate unless a resol- ution for such amendment, together with a memorandum specifying the purpose of the proposed amendment, suspension, or rescission, shall be introduced to the Committee on Rules and reported therefrom to the Senate floor. Passing of such rules change shall require an affirma- tive vote of the majority of all Senators elected. ¤ 2. Motion to petition bill or resolution out of committee. a. No motion to petition a bill or resolution out of committee shall be in order until after the printed bill or resolution has been assigned, pursuant to section one of Rule VI of these rules, to said standing committee and only in accordance with the provisions of this subdivi- sion. b. A motion to petition a bill or resolution out of committee requires a majority of members elected to agree to the action. No such motion shall be noticed until the committee has had thirty days from the date of referral to such committee to consider such bill or resolution, nor shall such motion be in order on or after the fourth Tuesday in April except with unanimous consent of the members or in the discretion of the Temporary President where proper notice speci- fying the date the motion is to be made has been given prior to the fourth Tuesday in April. The question shall be put to the house whether a majority of members elected agree with the action to peti- tion the bill or resolution out of committee. c. On any calendar legislative day, not more than one motion to petition a bill or resolution out of committee shall be in order. d. Each motion to petition a bill or resolution out of committee, when timely made, shall be placed on the Petition Out of Committee Calendar. No motion to petition a bill or resolution out of commit- tee may be considered by the house until such motion has been on such calendar for a period of five calendar legislative days. e. The sponsor of a motion to petition a bill or resolution out of committee shall have ten minutes to explain said motion, and no other explanation or debate on the motion or upon the canvass of agreement shall be permitted by any member. -29-
RULE XII ADJOURNMENT Section 1. The Senate shall not adjourn for more than two days without the consent of the Assembly. -30-
RULE XIII GUIDELINES FOR A SYSTEM OF INTERNAL CONTROLS Section 1. Pursuant to Article 6 of the Legislative Law as enacted by the New York state governmental accountability, audit and internal control act of 1987, the following guidelines for a System of Inter- nal Control are hereby established: a. all financial transactions shall be executed in accordance with the general or specific authorization of the Temporary President or his or her designated representative; b. all financial transactions shall be recorded in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles or other applicable criteria and to maintain accountability for assets; c. access to assets shall be permitted only in accordance with the authorization of the Temporary President or his or her designated representative; d. the recorded accountability for assets shall be compared with the existing assets at reasonable intervals and appropriate action shall be taken with respect to any differences; and e. the system of internal controls shall provide reasonable assur- ance that the foregoing are accomplished. ¤ 2. Expenditure reporting. The Temporary President shall establish a system of expenditure reporting whereby expenditures of the Senate shall be reported by such categories as he or she shall determine. Reports of expenditures by such system shall be published in a form to be prescribed by the Temporary President. -31-
RULE XIV FREEDOM OF INFORMATION Section 1. a. All Senate bills and introduction memorandums, stand- ing committee records including votes, attendance, minutes and writ- ten reports, Senate debate records, voting records, Senate Journal records, personnel payroll records, session attendance records, com- munication from the Governor and public petitions shall be available for public inspection and copying in accordance with the provisions of Article Six of the Public Officers Law, "the freedom of informa- tion law". b. It shall be the duty of the Temporary President to publish rules and regulations regarding public inspection and copying of Senate records. Such rules and regulations shall pertain to the times and places such records are available, the persons from whom such records may be obtained, the fees for copies of such records and the proce- dures to be followed. -32-
RULE XV TELEVISING SENATE SESSION Section 1. Any televised proceedings of sessions of the Senate shall be made available for statewide television broadcast, pursuant to the following: a. All televised proceedings of the Senate session shall be unedit- ed, except that only accredited news organizations, educational institutions, and public affairs documentary programs may utilize any portion of the Senate television feed. b. No portion of the televised proceedings (either live or taped) authorized pursuant to this section may be utilized for: (1) campaign or political purposes or to promote or oppose a ballot issue or the candidacy of any person for any elective office; or (2) any paid commercial advertisements. ¤ 2. The televised proceedings of sessions of the Senate as pro- vided for in section one of this Rule, in any form, shall be deemed the property of the New York State Senate. -33-
PERMANENT JOINT RULES OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY JOINT RULE I Section 1. Requirement of Fiscal Impact Notes. Fiscal impact notes shall be required for all bills and amendments, other than those excepted as provided in section four hereof, which would substantial- ly affect the revenues or expenses, or both, of any county, city, town, village, school district or special district (hereinafter referred to as "political subdivisions"). For purposes of this Joint Rule and section 51 of the Legislative Law, the term "special dis- trict" shall mean a district possessing the power to contract indebt- edness and levy or require the levy of taxes or benefit assessments upon real property. ¤ 2. Sufficiency and Contents of Fiscal Impact Notes. Fiscal impact notes shall be deemed sufficient for purposes of this Joint Rule if prepared in conformity with this section. A. Scope of fiscal esti- mates. Fiscal impact upon political subdivisions shall be estimated on the basis of any one or more of the following: (i) Individual political subdivisions; or (ii) Aggregates of political subdivisions (a) statewide or by less- er geographic area, or (b) by classification or subclassification of relevant characteristics; or (iii) Representative political subdivisions with relevant charac- teristics thereof quantitatively set forth, e.g., population, area, weighted average daily attendance of pupils; or (iv) Any other appropriate, convenient or accessible grouping of political subdivisions. B. Units of measurement. Fiscal impact measurements shall be made in units of money, personal services, equipment, or any other appro- priate, convenient or accessible units of measurement. C. Negligible Impact. A fiscal impact note filed by the sponsor of a bill which states that the fiscal impact of the bill is negligible shall be deemed to be in compliance with this Joint Rule. ¤ 3. Procedure. A. (i) The Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each designate a person in such officer's respective house to examine each bill in such house, with- out regard to its house of origin, for the purpose of ascertaining whether a fiscal impact note is required pursuant to this Joint Rule, and if such note is required, such person shall so notify the sponsor of such bill. (ii) The sponsor of such bill shall provide such fiscal impact note on a separate form prescribed therefor by the Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly jointly. (iii) Such fiscal impact note shall state the source thereof, which may be the sponsor; provided, however, that in the case of a bill proposed by a state department or agency, such note shall be prepared and furnished by such department or agency. -34-
(iv) Such designated person in each house shall thereupon review each fiscal impact note for compliance with the provisions of this Joint Rule. B. No bill requiring a fiscal impact note shall be reported to the floor of the house unless accompanied by the appropriate note for the version of such bill so reported, except as provided in section four hereof. C. If an amendment to a bill has a fiscal impact, the member offer- ing such amendment shall provide the fiscal impact note required by such amendment. If such amendment prevails, the sponsor shall provide a fiscal impact note for the amended bill before final passage, unless excepted pursuant to subdivision F of section four hereof. ¤ 4. Exceptions. A fiscal impact note shall not be required for a bill: A. subject to the provisions of section 50 of the Legislative Law; B. requested by a county, city, town or village in accordance with the provisions of paragraph two of subdivision (b) of section two of Article IX of the Constitution; C. which provides discretionary authority to a political subdivi- sion; D. submitted pursuant to section 24 of the State Finance Law; E. reported to the floor of the House by the Rules Committee, if such committee, in its discretion, determines that such action is in the public interest; F. which has been amended on the floor of either house, where a fiscal impact note would otherwise have been required for such amended bill by this Joint Rule and section 51 of the Legislative Law, if the Temporary President of the Senate or the Speaker of the Assembly, respectively, in such officer's discretion, determines that the amended bill may be acted on in such officer's house without such note; or G. which inadvertently passes the Legislature where a fiscal impact note would otherwise have been required by this Joint Rule and sec- tion 51 of the Legislative Law. ¤ 5. Effect of Inaccuracy. If the estimate or estimates contained in a fiscal impact note are inaccurate, such inaccuracy shall not affect, impair or invalidate such bill. ¤ 6. Application. The provisions of this Joint Rule shall apply to bills and amendments proposed for introduction at the nineteen hun- dred eighty-five regular legislative session and permanently there- after. -35-
JOINT RULE II Section 1. Committee on Conference. The Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly may jointly convene a Joint Committee on Conference to consider and report upon substantially similar but not identical legislation that has passed each House of the Legislature. Such committee shall be constituted by the filing of a joint certificate by the Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly with the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the Assembly, and shall consist of the same number of mem- bers from each House. Unless otherwise provided in the certificate, there shall be five members on such committee from each House to be appointed by the Temporary President of the Senate who shall appoint the members from the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly who shall appoint the members from the Assembly; provided, however, that of each House's delegation at least one member shall represent the minority in each House. The Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint a co-chairperson of the committee and such co-chairpersons shall convene and recess meetings of the committee. Meetings jointly convened by the co-chairpersons shall be subject to the provisions of Article 7 of the Public Offi- cers Law. The committee shall file a written report setting forth the joint recommendations of a majority of each House's delegation with the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the Assembly or such other committees or officers as may be set forth in the certif- icate and such report may include specific bill language that would implement the joint committee's recommendations. No report shall be filed except upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of each House's delegation on the committee. -36-
INDEX TO RULES OF THE SENATE A ABSENTEES----- Rule Censure or penalty for unexcused .......................... IX Sec. 7 Excuse of ................................................. IX Sec. 1 Suspension of unexcused ................................... IX Sec. 7 Securing presence of ...................................... IX Sec. 7 Sergeant at arms may be sent for .................... IX Sec. 2, sb a ADJOURNMENT----- Limitation upon ........................................... XII Sec. 1 Measure under consideration at ....................... IX Sec. 3, sb f Motion for, always in order, exceptions ............... V Sec. 8, sb b Debate not allowed on ................................. V Sec. 8, sb b One, only, in order after close of debate ............ IX Sec. 3, sb f Precedence of, when question pending .................. V Sec. 8, sb a Previous question .................................. V Sec. 8, sb a, d Reconsideration of, not in order ...................... V Sec. 9, sb a ADMISSION TO FLOOR----- Persons entitled to ......................................... X Sec. 2 Reporters entitled to ...................................... II Sec. 5 X Sec. 2, sb d Sergeant at arms to enforce rules respecting ............... IV Sec. 4 X Sec. 2, sb i ALTER OR AMEND SENATE RULES (See "RULES OF SENATE") AMENDMENTS----- Bills reported favorably, if amended to be reprinted ....... VI Sec. 3 Constitutional, how treated .......................... VI Sec. 9, sb c Filing of .......................................... VIII Sec. 4, sb a Germane, requirement respecting ...................... VI Sec. 4, sb c Matter added and eliminated by, how treated .......... VI Sec. 4, sb b Motion to amend by non-sponsor ........................... VIII Sec. 4 Order of precedence of motion offering ................ V Sec. 8, sb a Pending, after debate, how vote taken ................ IX Sec. 3, sb e Preparation of ............................................. VI Sec. 4 Proposed, to be filed with committee chairman ...... VIII Sec. 4, sb a Restoring bill to earlier form ............................. VI Sec. 3 Third reading, allowed prior to completion of ...... VIII Sec. 4, sb a Three copies for introduction of ..................... VI Sec. 4, sb b AMENDMENTS TO FEDERAL CONSTITUTION (See "CONSTITUTION OF UNITED STATES") AMENDMENTS TO STATE CONSTITUTION (See "CONSTITUTION OF NEW YORK STATE") APPEAL----- Decision of presiding officer subject to .................. III Sec. 1 IX Sec. 4, sb c Motions or questions on, when not debatable ....... IX Sec. 3, sb e, f Second, not to be determined until original is decided ............... ....................................................... X Sec. 4, sb c -37-
APPROPRIATIONS----- Employees provided for by, appointment of .................. IV Sec. 2 Quorum required for certain bills making ............. IX Sec. 2, sb c Reconsideration of vote on bills making ............... V Sec. 9, sb b Reference of bills or resolutions providing for ........... VII Sec. 7 Resolutions making, vote required .................... VI Sec. 9, sb d Vote required for certain bills making ............... IX Sec. 2, sb b ASSEMBLY----- Bills, amended and returned by ........................... VIII Sec. 8 Introduced by message from ............................... VI Sec. 1 Recalled from, reconsideration of ................... V Sec. 9, sb a Substitution of, for Senate bills ...................... VIII Sec. 5 Consent of, necessary for adjournment longer than two days ........... ........................................................... XII Sec. 1 Messages from, shall be received at any time ................ V Sec. 4 Resolution recalled from, reconsideration of .......... V Sec. 9, sb a Resolution recalling bill or resolution from ......... VI Sec. 9, sb a AYES AND NAYS----- Final passage, to be taken on, and entered on journal ................ .................................................... VIII Sec. 6, sb b Five Senators may require "slow" roll call of ............. VII Sec. 6 VIII Sec. 6, sb b Quorum, presence of, when determined by call of ...... IX Sec. 2, sb f B BILLS----- Action on, Secretary's duty respecting ..................... IV Sec. 3 Amended by restoring to earlier printed form ............... VI Sec. 3 Amending Constitution, amendment and committal ....... VI Sec. 9, sb c Amending existing laws, matter eliminated in brackets ................ ...................................................... VI Sec. 4, sb b Amending existing laws, new matter underscored ....... VI Sec. 4, sb b Amendments, how prepared ............................. VI Sec. 4, sb b Must be germane to original object of .............. VI Sec. 4, sb b Allowed any time prior to third reading .......... VIII Sec. 4, sb a Appropriating money, etc .......................... IX Sec. 2, sb b, c Fiscal notes required ................................... VII Sec. 7 Bill sections, requirements respecting ............... VI Sec. 4, sb a Budget bills, submission of, by Governor ................... VI Sec. 6 Constitutional quorum on vote for certain ............ IX Sec. 2, sb c If absent retains place on calendar ................ IX Sec. 2, sb d Needed only for final passage ...................... IX Sec. 2, sb e Copies of, number required for introduction ................ VI Sec. 1 Correction of, by revision clerk ........................... VI Sec. 1 Daily calendar of .......................................... IV Sec. 3 Debate on, generally ....................................... IX Sec. 3 Desks of Senators, to be placed on ..........................VI Sec. 3 Explanatory note to be appended to certain ........... VI Sec. 4, sb a Final date for introduction ................................ VI Sec. 5 Final passage of, generally .............................. VIII Sec. 6 Appropriating money, requirements for certain ... IX Sec. 2, sb b, c Appropriating money, when may be reconsidered ....... V Sec. 9, sb b Preparation for .................................. VIII Sec. 3, sb b Presiding officer to certify ............................ III Sec. 2 Question on, not debatable after third reading ... VIII Sec. 6, sb b -38-
Question on, taken immediately after third reading ................. ................................................. VIII Sec. 6, sb b Quorum required for, certain bills ....................... IX Sec. 2 Vote on, how taken ............................... VIII Sec. 6, sb b Vote required for, certain bills ......................... IX Sec. 2 When declared lost ............................... VIII Sec. 6, sb b "Home rule" requests necessary before bill passage .. VII Sec. 5, sb c Fiscal notes required, in certain cases ................... VII Sec. 7 Illegible bills to be returned ....................... VI Sec. 4, sb a Introduction of ............................................ VI Sec. 1 By Senator, committee, message, etc. ..................... VI Sec. 1 Memos .................................................... VI Sec. 1 Reading, first and second, prior to ...................... VI Sec. 1 Two copies required for .................................. VI Sec. 1 Time limit on ............................................ VI Sec. 5 Jacketing of, by Jacketing Clerk ................... VIII Sec. 3, sb b Laid aside, retain place, order of business ........... V Sec. 6, sb b Time restriction ................................. VIII Sec. 6, sb a Motions respecting (See "Motions") Multi-sponsorship .......................................... VI Sec. 2 New matter, how shown ................................ VI Sec. 4, sb b Notice of public hearing on ............................... VII Sec. 4 Official copy ...................................... VIII Sec. 3, sb b Passage of, certification by presiding officer .............III Sec. 2 Passage of, certain requirements for final ............... VIII Sec. 1 Petition out of committee, notice .......................... XI Sec. 2 Printed immediately on introduction ........................ VI Sec. 3 Program, departmental and agency, submitted to Temporary President ....................... VI Sec. 7 Offered to Minority Leader ............................... VI Sec. 7 Placed on bill files on desks of Senators .................. VI Sec. 3 Private or local, one subject only, expressed in title ..... VI Sec. 4 Public hearing on ......................................... VII Sec. 4 Quorum, three-fifths, required for passage of certain ................ ................................................... IX Sec. 2, sb c, e Reading, first and second .................................. VI Sec. 1 Recalled from Assembly, etc., subject to certain rules ... VIII Sec. 8 For amendment, or amended by Assembly .................. VIII Sec. 8 For reconsideration ................................. V Sec. 9, sb a Reconsideration of .......................................... V Sec. 9 When not in order ................................... V Sec. 9, sb a Referred to Revision Clerk ................................. VI Sec. 1 Referred to Jacketing Clerk ........................ VIII Sec. 3, sb b Reintroduction for second year of term ..................... VI Sec. 8 Repealing existing laws .................................... VI Sec. 4 Report of committee to which bill referred ........ VII Sec. 5 sb a, b Reported favorably, with amendments, to be reprinted ....... VI Sec. 3 Reprinting, when not complying with rules ............ VI Sec. 4, sb b Restored to earlier form, not to be reprinted .............. VI Sec. 3 Revision Clerk shall return, if illegible ............ VI Sec. 4, sb a Special order, if incompleted, bill retains place ........... V Sec. 5 Starred bills ............................................ VIII Sec. 7 State department bills, last day for submission ............ VI Sec. 5 Subject matter jurisdiction, primary, secondary ..... VII Sec. 5, sb a Substitution of Assembly bills ........................... VIII Sec. 5 Third reading calendar, what constitutes ........... VIII Sec. 3, sb a Provisions regarding ............................. VIII Sec. 6, sb a Third reading, no amendments allowed on completion of ................ -39-
.................................................... VIII Sec. 4, sb a Order of precedence ................................. V Sec. 6, sb a Three day rule, before passage ........................... VIII Sec. 1 Three-fifths quorum required for passage of certain .................. ................................................... IX Sec. 2, sb c, e Three readings required before passage ............. VIII Sec. 2, sb a Time limit on introduction of .............................. VI Sec. 5 Titles of, amending certain laws, what to contain .......... VI Sec. 4 To amend Constitution, limitation on amendment ....... VI Sec. 9, sb c Two-thirds vote required for passage of certain ... IX Sec. 2, sb b, e Two year "carry over" ...................................... VI Sec. 8 Vetoed by Governor, vote for passage ................. IX Sec. 2, sb b BUDGET BILLS (See also "APPROPRIATIONS")----- Consideration of ........................................... VI Sec. 6 Reference of ............................................... VI Sec. 6 BUFFALO----- Amendments to charter of ............................. VI Sec. 4, sb a BUSINESS----- Interruption of, prohibited .......................... IX Sec. 4, sb a Invocation, daily .................................... IX Sec. 4, sb a Journal to be read and approved, first business ....... V Sec. 3, sb a Order of .................................................... V Sec. 3 Pledge of allegiance to the flag ...................... V Sec. 3, sb a IX Sec. 4, sb a Quorum necessary to do ................................ V Sec. 3, sb b IX Sec. 2, sb a C CALENDAR----- Bills, acted upon in their order on ................... V Sec. 6, sb a Certain, to retain place on ........................ IX Sec. 2, sb d Daily .................................................... IV Sec. 3 General, how constituted .................................... V Sec. 6 Resolutions, acted upon in their order on ............. V Sec. 3, sb b VI Sec. 9, sb e Secretary's duty respecting bills on ....................... IV Sec. 3 Special orders, when unfinished ............................. V Sec. 5 Third reading, what bills to constitute ............ VIII Sec. 3, sb a CALL OF SENATE----- Motion for, and order of precedence ................... V Sec. 8, sb b When may be ordered ........................................ IX Sec. 6 When not in order .......................................... IX Sec. 6 CLOSE DEBATE, MOTION TO----- May be ordered on single motion, etc. .......... IX Sec. 3, sb d, e, f May embrace all pending motions or amendments IX Sec. 3, sb e, f Motions in order after adoption of ................ IX Sec. 3, sb e, f Not amendable or debatable ........................... IX Sec. 3, sb d To be immediately put ................................ IX Sec. 3, sb d COMMIT, MOTION TO----- Allowable after adoption of motion to close debate ... IX Sec. 3, sb f -40-
Order of precedence of certain ........................ V Sec. 8, sb a Until decided, precludes debate on main question ...... V Sec. 8, sb d COMMITTEE----- Bills introduced on report of, to be referred to ........... VI Sec. 1 Jurisdiction over, secondary, primary ............. VII Sec. 5, sb a Official hearings, testimony .............................. VII Sec. 4 Petition, motion to ........................................ XI Sec. 2 Notice required; exceptions .............................. XI Sec. 2 Public hearing by, prior notice required .................. VII Sec. 4 Report from, involving seat of Senator, always in order ..... V Sec. 4 Report, disposition of .............................. VII Sec. 5, sb a Shall be entered upon journal ..................... VII Sec. 5, sb a Shall be made by majority of ...................... VII Sec. 5, sb a Shall be made directly to Committee on Rules, when ......................................... VII Sec. 5, sb a COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE----- Joint Committee created................................... PJR* Sec. 1 * PJR = Permanent Joint Rule of Senate and Assembly COMMITTEES----- Chairs of, appointment by Temporary President .............. II Sec. 2 Deputy Majority Leader for Legislative Operations, ex officio member of all ................................ VII Sec. 1 Deputy Minority Leader, ex officio member of all .......... VII Sec. 1 Executive sessions, conduct ............ VII Sec. 3, sb a Par (4), (5) Minutes required; exception .......... VII Sec. 3, sb b Par (2), (3) Meeting of scheduled, open .......................... VII Sec. 3, sb a Minutes required; available to public .............................. ...................................... VII Sec. 3, sb b Par (1), (3) Members of, appointment by Temporary President ............. II Sec. 2 Minority Leader, ex officio member of all ................. VII Sec. 1 Select, reports of .................................... V Sec. 3, sb a Standing, list of, and number of members composing, continuing........ ........................................................... VII Sec. 1 Special meetings, when may be held ........ VII Sec. 3, sb a Par (2) Temporary President, ex officio member of all ............. VII Sec. 1 Vice President Pro Tempore, ex officio member of all................................................... VII Sec. 1 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION (See "RESOLUTIONS") CONSTITUTION OF NEW YORK STATE----- Resolution to amend, amendment of, further reference to Attorney General ...................... VI Sec. 9, sb c Amendment of, limitation on, after ordered to third reading ........................... VI Sec. 9, sb c After final passage, duty of Presiding Officer ............ III Sec. 2 Final reading of, may be committed prior to .......... VI Sec. 9, sb c Treated same as bill ................................. VI Sec. 9, sb c CONSTITUTION OF UNITED STATES----- Resolutions ratifying amendment to ................... VI Sec. 9, sb c Duty of Presiding Officer upon final passage ............ III Sec. 2 Must be germane to affairs of the state ............ VI Sec. 9, sb b CONTEMPT----- -41-
Refusal of Senator to vote, may be deemed; exception . IX Sec. 1, sb a D DEBATE----- Closing ........................................... IX Sec. 3, sb d, e Germane to the question .............................. IX Sec. 3, sb a Limitation upon speaking in ....................... IX Sec. 3, sb d, e IX Sec. 4, sb b Minority Leader may speak once after close of ........ IX Sec. 3, sb c Motion to close, when in order .............. IX Sec. 3, sb c, d, e, f What motions in order after adoption of ........... IX Sec. 3, sb e, f Question in, when may be divided ..................... IX Sec. 3, sb b Question not debatable, call of Senate ................ V Sec. 8, sb b Main question, until certain motions are decided ...... V Sec. 8, sb d Objections to reading paper other than petitions ..... IX Sec. 5, sb b Of presence of quorum ................................ IX Sec. 2, sb f On final passage ................................... VIII Sec. 6, sb b Priority of business ........................... V Sec. 3, closing Par To adjourn ............................................ V Sec. 8, sb b To close debate ................................... IX Sec. 3, sb d, e To commit, when motion to close debate is pending .... IX Sec. 3, sb f To lay on table .................................... V Sec. 8, sb a, b Of order, after motion to close debate ............... IX Sec. 3, sb f Temporary President to close ......................... IX Sec. 3, sb f Vote taken after, with amendments pending ......... IX Sec. 3, sb e, f DOORS OF SENATE----- Matters discussed when closed, to be kept secret ............ V Sec. 7 Motion to close ............................................. V Sec. 7 During discussion of, doors to remain shut ................ V Sec. 7 Open except when public welfare requires secrecy ............ X Sec. 1 E EMPLOYEES----- Appointment of, generally .................................. IV Sec. 2 Certain, to be appointed by Temporary President ............ II Sec. 4 Duties of, generally ....................................... IV Sec. 2 EXECUTIVE SESSION----- Committee may call, certain cases ........... VII Sec. 3, sb a Par (4) When Senate shall go into ................................... V Sec. 7 All to withdraw, except Senators, etc ..................... V Sec. 7 F FINANCE, STANDING COMMITTEE ON----- Certain bills and resolutions to be referred to ........... VII Sec. 7 Fiscal notes, to keep file of bills requiring ............. VII Sec. 7 Certain bills not to be reported without ................ VII Sec. 7 Nominations by Governor, to be submitted to; exception .... VII Sec. 6 FISCAL NOTES----- Certain bills require ..................................... VII Sec. 7 Contents of ............................................... VII Sec. 7 Filing prior to report by committee ....................... VII Sec. 7 Finance committee to maintain file of ..................... VII Sec. 7 -42-
FISCAL IMPACT NOTES----- Applicable for ..........................................PJR* I Sec. 6 Exceptions to ...........................................PJR* I Sec. 4 Inaccuracy, effect thereof ..............................PJR* I Sec. 5 Procedure for .......................................... PJR* I Sec. 3 Requirements for on bills and amendments ............... PJR* I Sec. 1 Sufficiency and contents of ............................ PJR* I Sec. 2 *PJR= Permanent Joint Rule of Senate and Assembly FLOOR----- Admission to, persons entitled to ........................... X Sec. 2 Reporters entitled to admission ............................ II Sec. 5 X Sec. 2, sb d Sergeant at arms to enforce rules respecting ............... IV Sec. 4 X Sec. 2, sb i Assistant Sergeant at arms, doorkeepers .................... IV Sec. 4 Yielding, temporarily ................................ IX Sec. 4, sb b FREEDOM OF INFORMATION----- Freedom of Information Law ................................ XIV Sec. 1 G GALLERIES----- Disturbance in, presiding officer may clear ............... III Sec. 1 GOVERNOR----- Admission to floor .................................... X Sec. 2, sb a Bills returned from, without approval, vote to repass ................ ...................................................... IX Sec. 2, sb b Budget bills submitted by .................................. VI Sec. 6 Messages from, for passage of certain bills ......... VII Sec. 5, sb c VIII Sec. 1 Order of business of .......................... V Sec. 3, sb a Par (3) Shall be received at any time ............................. V Sec. 4 Nominations sent by, reference and confirmation of ........ VII Sec. 6 H "HOME RULE" REQUESTS----- Requirement respecting, bill ........................ VII Sec. 5, sb c J JACKETING CLERK----- Shall cause bills to be jacketed ................... VIII Sec. 3, sb b Shall cause official copies readied ................ VIII Sec. 3, sb b JOINT RULES----- Motion to amend, suspend, etc., requires written notice or unanimous consent .................... XI Sec. 2 Order of business in which received ...................... XI Sec. 2 When to be made .......................................... XI Sec. 2 Permanent joint rules of the Senate and Assembly (see *COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE and/or FISCAL IMPACT NOTES) Vote required to amend, suspend, etc. ...................... XI Sec. 1 JOURNAL----- -43-
Correction of ......................................... V Sec. 3, sb a Executive and legislative proceedings to be in separate ..... V Sec. 1 Question on final passage of bills to be entered on .................. .................................................... VIII Sec. 6, sb b Reading and approval of, first business ............... V Sec. 3, sb a Report of committee on bill, when entered upon ...... VII Sec. 5, sb a Roll Call .......................................... VIII Sec. 6, sb b Senate shall keep and publish ............................... V Sec. 1 Senator's refusal to respond, to be entered on ....... IX Sec. 2, sb g To be printed, distributed, etc. ........................... IV Sec. 3 JUDICIARY, STANDING COMMITTEE ON----- Nominations referred to ................................... VII Sec. 6 L LEGISLATIVE LIBRARIAN ........................................ II Sec. 7 LEGISLATIVE LIBRARY .......................................... II Sec. 7 Function of ................................................ II Sec. 7 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR (See also "PRESIDENT")----- Shall be President of Senate ................................ I Sec. 1 Shall have only casting vote in Senate ...................... I Sec. 1 LIMITATION UPON SPEAKING (See "SPEAKING")----- M MAJORITY----- Quorum is majority of senators elected ............... IX Sec. 2, sb a Reconsideration of certain bills requires ............. V Sec. 9, sb b Resolutions for expenditure of money, require ........ VI Sec. 9, sb d Suspension of rules requires ............................... XI Sec. 1 MESSAGES----- From Assembly, shall be received at any time ................ V Sec. 4 From Governor, shall be received at any time ................ V Sec. 4 For passage of certain bills ........................ VII Sec. 5, sb c VIII Sec. 1 Order of business of, from Governor, and Assembly ..... V Sec. 3, sb a MINORITY LEADER----- Closing debate, may speak when ....................... IX Sec. 3, sb c Ex Officio member of all committees ....................... VII Sec. 1 Resolutions, copies to be furnished to ............... VI Sec. 9, sb a Room, assignment of ........................................ II Sec. 6 Seat in Senate chamber ..................................... II Sec. 6 MOTIONS----- For call of the Senate, after close of debate, one in order ................................ IX Sec. 3, sb e, f Always in order; exceptions ......................... V Sec. 8, sb b Not debatable ....................................... V Sec. 8, sb b Precedence of ......................................... V Sec. 8, sb a Previous question, of ................................. V Sec. 8, sb a Question pending, when, what motions in order ............... V Sec. 8 To adjourn, after close of debate, one -44-
in order ....................................... IX Sec. 3, sb f Always in order; exceptions ......................... V Sec. 8, sb b Not debatable ....................................... V Sec. 8, sb b Not to be reconsidered .............................. V Sec. 9, sb a To adopt report of Committee on Rules, no other motion in order, until decided; exceptions ................. VII Sec. 2 To amend rule of Senate or joint rule, when in order ........................................ XI Sec. 1 To certain day, precludes debate on main question ..... V Sec. 8, sb d To close debate, in order after bill, etc., considered two hours ........................... IX Sec. 3, sb d May be ordered on single motion, series of motions, etc. ..................... IX Sec. 3, sb e, f May embrace all authorized motions, amendments, etc.......................................... IX Sec. 3, sb e, f No other motion in order until voted on; exceptions .................................. IX Sec. 3, sb e, f Not amendable or debatable ......................... IX Sec. 3, sb d Presiding Officer shall recognize Senator wishing to make ................................ IX Sec. 3, sb d To be immediately put .............................. IX Sec. 3, sb d To close doors, doors shall remain closed during discussion of .................................. V Sec. 7 To commit, after close of debate, one in order ....... IX Sec. 3, sb f Precludes debate on main question ................... V Sec. 8, sb d To select committee, order of precedence ...... V Sec. 8, sb a Par 7 To standing committee, order of precedence .... V Sec. 8, sb a Par 6 To excuse from voting, to be decided by consent, two-thirds present ............................... IX Sec. 1, sb b To lay on table, always in order; exceptions .......... V Sec. 8, sb b Not debatable ....................................... V Sec. 8, sb b Not to be reconsidered .............................. V Sec. 9, sb a To postpone to certain day, order of precedence .................... ............................................... V Sec. 8, sb a Par 5 To petition a bill, when out of order ................ VI Sec. 2, sb b To petition a bill or resolution out of committee .......... XI Sec. 2 Agreement required ....................................... XI Sec. 2 Notice required .......................................... XI Sec. 2 When not in order ........................................ XI Sec. 2 To reconsider, bill recalled from Assembly ............ V Sec. 9, sb a Not in order, when bill not in possession of Senate . V Sec. 9, sb a Vote necessary in certain cases ..................... V Sec. 9, sb b Vote to adjourn or lay on table, not in order ....... V Sec. 9, sb a When in order ....................................... V Sec. 9, sb a When required to be made ............................ V Sec. 9, sb a To refer, until decided, precludes debate on main question ................................... V Sec. 8, sb d To rescind rule or Senate or joint rule, when in order ..... XI Sec. 1 To substitute Assembly for Senate bill, when in order .... VIII Sec. 5 To suspend rule of Senate or joint rule, Notice required .......................................... XI Sec. 2 Vote required ............................................ XI Sec. 1 Withdrawal of, before decision or amendment ........... V Sec. 8, sb c Written, may be required .............................. V Sec. 8, sb c -45-
N NEW YORK, CITY OF----- Amendments to charter and administrative code of ..... VI Sec. 4, sb a NOMINATIONS, CONFIRMATION BY SENATE ................... IX Sec. 4, sb a NOMINATIONS BY GOVERNOR----- Reference and confirmation of ............................. VII Sec. 6 NOTICE; REQUIREMENTS RESPECTING----- Of motion to amend, suspend or rescind rules ............... XI Sec. 1 Of motion to petition committee ............................ XI Sec. 2 Of public hearings by committees .......................... VII Sec. 4 O OFFICERS----- Appointment of certain, by Temporary President ............. II Sec. 4 Certain, to be present during executive sessions ............ V Sec. 7 To keep secret proceedings of executive sessions .......... V Sec. 7 Duties of, generally ....................................... IV Sec. 2 Election of certain, by Senate ............................. IV Sec. 2 Nominations of, sent by Governor, proceedings upon ........ VII Sec. 6 State, communications and reports from, always in order ..... V Sec. 4 Order of business of .................................. V Sec. 3, sb a V Sec. 4 ORDER----- Of business ................................................. V Sec. 3 Cellular phones, audible pagers; use prohibited ...... IX Sec. 4, sb a Questions of, after motion to close debate, not debatable .................................... IX Sec. 3, sb f Decision by presiding officer on, subject to appeal ..... III Sec. 1 IX Sec. 4, sb c Senator called to, must take his seat ................ IX Sec. 4, sb c Senator out of, must not proceed without permission .. IX Sec. 4, sb c Words on which called to, must be taken in writing ... IX Sec. 4, sb c P PAPERS, PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, ETC.----- Objection to reading of, how decided ................. IX Sec. 5, sb b Presented by Senator, shall be endorsed .............. IX Sec. 5, sb a PASSAGE OF BILLS (See "BILLS") PETITION BILL OR RESOLUTION OUT OF COMMITTEE----- Agreement required to ...................................... XI Sec. 2 Motion to .................................................. XI Sec. 2 Limitation on ............................................ XI Sec. 2 Notice required .......................................... XI Sec. 2 When not in order ........................................ XI Sec. 2 PETITIONS----- Endorsement of, required ............................. IX Sec. 5, sb a Presentation of, first order of business ...... V Sec. 3, sb a Par (1) Subject of, to be endorsed thereon ................... IX Sec. 5, sb a -46-
POSTPONE----- To certain day, motion to, order of precedence ........ V Sec. 8, sb d Until decided, precludes debate on main question .... V Sec. 8, sb d PRECEDENCE----- Of motions .................................................. V Sec. 8 Of special order under consideration ........................ V Sec. 5 Pending measure to have, after close of debate ....... IX Sec. 3, sb d PRESIDENT----- Lieutenant Governor shall be ................................ I Sec. 1 Vote, shall have only casting ............................... I Sec. 1 PRESIDING OFFICER----- Bills and certain resolutions, shall certify vote by which passed .................................... III Sec. 2 Debate, when shall declare closed .................... IX Sec. 3, sb c Debate, shall recognize Senator desiring to close .... IX Sec. 3, sb d Decisions, may assign reasons for, if appealed from ....... III Sec. 1 Executive session, shall direct withdrawal of all except members, during .................................... V Sec. 7 Lobbies and galleries, may clear .......................... III Sec. 1 Motions, may require to be reduced to writing ......... V Sec. 8, sb c Order, shall decide all questions of subject to appeal .... III Sec. 1 IX Sec. 4, sb c Order and decorum, shall preserve ......................... III Sec. 1 Passage of bills and certain resolutions, shall certify ... III Sec. 2 Quorum, on questions of, shall direct calling of roll ................ ...................................................... IX Sec. 2, sb f Roll call, shall request Senator to respond at ....... IX Sec. 2, sb g Senate, shall take the chair at hour to which adjourned ................................ V Sec. 3, sb a Senator to speak, when two or more address chair, to be named by ................................... IX Sec. 4, sb b When other than President ................................. III Sec. 3 PRINTING OF BILLS----- General provisions relative to ............................. VI Sec. 3 PRIORITY OF BUSINESS----- Questions relating to, not debatable ........... V Sec. 3, closing Par PRIVATE OR LOCAL BILLS----- "Home rule" message required before committee report ................. ..................................................... VII Sec. 5, sb c One subject, only, to be expressed in title ... VI Sec. 4, opening Par PRIVILEGES OF THE FLOOR----- Persons entitled to ......................................... X Sec. 2 Reporters entitled to ...................................... II Sec. 5 X Sec. 2, sb d PUBLIC MONEYS----- Bills appropriating, limitation upon reconsideration.. V Sec. 9, sb b Referred to finance committee ........................... VII Sec. 7 Three-fifths quorum necessary, passage of certain .................. ................................................. IX Sec. 2, sb c, e Vote necessary for passage of certain .............. IX Sec. 2, sb b -47-
Resolutions calling for expenditure of, how decided .. VI Sec. 9, sb d Reference to finance committee .......................... VII Sec. 7 Vote necessary for passage ......................... VI Sec. 9, sb d Q QUESTION----- Division of, in debate ............................... IX Sec. 3, sb b Germane to, under discussion ......................... IX Sec. 3, sb a Main, when debate precluded ........................... V Sec. 8, sb d Motion to reconsider, when in order ................... V Sec. 9, sb a Of priority of business, decided without debate ...................... ................................................ V Sec. 3, closing Par Reconsideration of, allowed only once, limitations .......... V Sec. 9 When before Senate, only certain motions in order ........... V Sec. 8 When put and decided .................................. V Sec. 9, sb a QUORUM----- Lack of, Senator not to be interrupted by question of ..................................... IX Sec. 2, sb f Majority of Senators elected constitute .............. IX Sec. 2, sb a Order of business, when necessary to proceed .......... V Sec. 3, sb b Presence of, how determined, not debatable ......... IX Sec. 2, sb f How secured ........................................ IX Sec. 2, sb a Question of, how often may be raised ............... IX Sec. 2, sb f Senator refusing to respond, counted present for ..... IX Sec. 2, sb g Three-fifths, required for passage of certain bills .................. ................................................... IX Sec. 2, sb c, e Bill retains place in absence of ................... IX Sec. 2, sb d When less than, convenes, absentees may be sent for .. IX Sec. 2, sb a R RECOMMIT, MOTION TO----- Until decided, preclude debate on main question ....... V Sec. 8, sb d RECONSIDERATION----- Motions for, bills recalled from Assembly ............. V Sec. 9, sb a Limitations upon .................................... V Sec. 9, sb a Time within which to be made ........................ V Sec. 9, sb a Vote necessary for certain .......................... V Sec. 9, sb b When in order ....................................... V Sec. 9, sb a When not in order ................................... V Sec. 9, sb a Question subject to, only once ........................ V Sec. 9, sb a Vote to adjourn or lay on table, not subject to ....... V Sec. 9, sb a REFERENCE----- Bills, providing for appropriation ........................ VII Sec. 7 To appropriate committee, upon introduction .............. VI Sec. 1 To revision and jacketing clerks ................. VIII Sec. 3, sb b Nominations ............................................... VII Sec. 6 Resolutions providing for appropriations .................. VII Sec. 7 REPORTS----- Committee, certain, to be received at any time .............. V Sec. 4 Majority of members necessary for ................. VII Sec. 5, sb a Order of business of ................................ V Sec. 3, sb a Expenditure .............................................. XIII Sec. 2 -48-
From state officers ......................................... V Sec. 4 REPORTERS FOR NEWS MEDIA----- Admission to floor of Senate ............................... II Sec. 5 X Sec. 2, sb d RESCIND RULES (See "RULES OF SENATE")----- RESOLUTIONS----- Action on, Secretary's duty respecting ..................... IV Sec. 3 Appropriating money, reference to finance committee ....... VII Sec. 7 Federal law, must be germane to state ................ VI Sec. 9, sb b When out of order .................................. VI Sec. 9, sb b Introduction of, limitation upon ..................... VI Sec. 9, sb a Order of business of .................................. V Sec. 3, sb b Original, limitation upon introduction of ............ VI Sec. 9, sb a Copies to be supplied Temporary President and Minority Leader ............................ VI Sec. 9, sb a To be in quadruplicate ............................. VI Sec. 9, sb a Petition from committee, notice ...................... XI Sec. 1, sb 2 Privileged, certain, always in order ................. VI Sec. 9, sb a Certain, regarded as privileged ..................... V Sec. 9, sb a Proposing amendment to Constitution, how treated ..... VI Sec. 9, sb c Passage certified by Presiding Officer .................. III Sec. 2 Reference to Attorney General ...................... VI Sec. 9, sb c Reconsideration of, after out of possession of Senate . V Sec. 9, sb a Limitation upon ..................................... V Sec. 9, sb a Reference to committee; exceptions ................... VI Sec. 9, sb a Senator presenting, must endorse ..................... IX Sec. 5, sb a Vote necessary for certain, calling for expenditure of money ............................... VI Sec. 9, sb d REVISION CLERK----- Multi-sponsorship .......................................... VI Sec. 2 Shall receive, examine and correct bills ................... VI Sec. 1 Shall return bills incorrectly prepared to introducer ................ ...................................................... VI Sec. 4, sb a ROOMS OF SENATORS----- Assignment of .............................................. II Sec. 6 RULES----- Standing committee on .............................. VII Secs. 1, 2, 3 Authority to introduce and refer bills ............ VII Sec. 5, sb a Consideration of report of, always in order ............. VII Sec. 2 May sit at any time ..................................... VII Sec. 2 Meeting of .............................................. VII Sec. 3 Exclusion from certain provisions ............. VII Sec. 3, sb c News media, open to ....................... VII Sec. 3, sb a Par (3) Report from may be received at any time ................. VII Sec. 2 Debate on adoption of ............................... VII Sec. 2 Suspension, upon adoption of report of .................. VII Sec. 2 RULES OF SENATE (See also "MOTIONS")----- Bills and amendments not complying with ........... VI Sec. 4, sb a, b Breach of certain, any Senator may point out .......... X Sec. 2, sb i Motion to amend, suspend, etc. ............................. XI Sec. 2 Notice required .......................................... XI Sec. 2 -49-
Order of business in which received ......... V Sec. 3, sb b Par (3) XI Sec. 2 When to be made .......................................... XI Sec. 2 Suspension, upon adoption of report of Rules Committee ........................................... VII Sec. 2 Vote required to amend, suspend, etc. ...................... XI Sec. 1 S SEATS IN SENATE----- Assignment of .............................................. II Sec. 6 SECRETARY OF SENATE----- Assembly, shall deliver certain bills to ................... IV Sec. 3 Bills, duties respecting action on certain ................. IV Sec. 3 Direct Revision Clerk to cause certain to be amended................ .................................................... VI Sec. 4, sb b General orders calendar of, shall prepare ................ IV Sec. 3 Governor, shall present certain bills to ................. IV Sec. 3 Journals, shall make entries respecting certain in ....... IV Sec. 3 Presiding Officer shall deliver certain, to ............. III Sec. 2 Budget bills to be given introductory number by ............ VI Sec. 6 Committee hearings, notice to be announced by ............. VII Sec. 3 Duties of, generally ....................................... IV Sec. 3 Election of, by Senate ..................................... IV Sec. 2 Executive business of Senate, to remain during .............. V Sec. 7 General orders calendar, to print and distribute ........... IV Sec. 3 Governor, shall present certain bills to ................... IV Sec. 3 Journal, shall have printed, distributed, etc. ............. IV Sec. 3 Motions, when written and delivered to ................ V Sec. 8, sb c Quorum, shall call roll on question of ............... IX Sec. 2, sb f Senate may choose .......................................... IV Sec. 2 Stenographer, under direction of, copies of records from ... IV Sec. 5 Term of .................................................... IV Sec. 2 Third reading calendar, to print and distribute ............ IV Sec. 3 SENATE (See also "SENATORS")----- Admission to floor of ....................................... X Sec. 2 Call of .................................................... IX Sec. 6 Always in order; exceptions .............................. IX Sec. 6 Not debatable ....................................... V Sec. 8, sb b Order of precedence ........................... V Sec. 8, sb a Par 2 Committees of ............................................. VII Sec. 1 Doors of, to be kept open; exception ........................ X Sec. 1 Executive session of ........................................ V Sec. 7 Hours in session ............................................ V Sec. 2 Journal, shall keep and publish ............................. V Sec. 1 Motions received by, precedence of .......................... V Sec. 8 Presiding Officer to call to order .......................... V Sec. 3 Rules (see "RULES OF SENATE") Secretary, may be chosen by ................................ IV Sec. 2 Sergeant at arms, may be chosen by ......................... IV Sec. 2 Stenographer, may be chosen by ............................. IV Sec. 2 Temporary President, shall be chosen by .................... II Sec. 1 SENATE CHAMBER----- Standing prohibited in certain areas .................. X Sec. 2, sb h Temporary President shall have general control over ........ II Sec. 6 -50-
SENATORS----- Absence of, may be punished ................................ IX Sec. 7 Appeals of, from decision of Presiding Officer ............ III Sec. 1 IX Sec. 4, sb c Presiding Officer may assign reasons .................... III Sec. 1 Attendance of, call of Senate to secure .................... IX Sec. 6 Other measures to secure, Temporary President or majority of elected .................................. IX Sec. 7 Bills must be placed on bill files on desks of ............. VI Sec. 3 Business of Senate, not to interrupt ................. IX Sec. 4, sb a Called to order ...................................... IX Sec. 4, sb c Chairs of, not to be occupied by others ............... X Sec. 2, sb h Excused from voting, may state reasons ............... IX Sec. 1, sb b Executive session, shall keep secret proceedings of ......... V Sec. 7 Explaining vote upon roll calls ...................... IX Sec. 3, sb e Floors, may yield temporarily ........................ IX Sec. 4, sb b Hours in session ............................................ V Sec. 2 Limitation upon speaking during same day ............. IX Sec. 4, sb b List of bills etc., to be supplied with .................... IV Sec. 3 Majority of elected, constitute quorum ............... IX Sec. 2, sb a Motions, may require in writing ....................... V Sec. 8, sb c Order of, during reading of journal .................. IX Sec. 4, sb a When Presiding Officer is putting question ......... IX Sec. 4, sb a While another Senator is speaking .................. IX Sec. 4, sb a Out of order, shall not proceed ...................... IX Sec. 4, sb c Personal or pecuniary interest of, in outcome of vote ...... IX Sec. 1 Papers presented by, must be endorsed ................ IX Sec. 5, sb a Presence of, during sessions required; exceptions .... IX Sec. 1, sb a Presiding, vested with powers of President ................ III Sec. 3 Question, shall vote on each ......................... IX Sec. 1, sb a Quorum, raising question of .......................... IX Sec. 2, sb f Refusing to respond at roll call ..................... IX Sec. 2, sb g Refusing to vote deemed a contempt ................... IX Sec. 1, sb a Rising to debate, etc. ............................... IX Sec. 4, sb b Rooms of, assignment ....................................... II Sec. 6 Seats of, assignment ....................................... II Sec. 6 Speaking, limitation upon (See "SPEAKING") Statements, may make, in certain cases ............... IX Sec. 4, sb b Vote, may explain .................................... IX Sec. 3, sb e Vote, regularly assigned seat ...................... IX Sec. 1, sb a Not to, if financially interested ............... IX Sec. 1, sb a, b Refusal to, may be contempt ........................ IX Sec. 1, sb a Required to, unless excused ..................... IX Sec. 1, sb a, b Voting, motion to excuse from, granted by consent ............................................ IX Sec. 1, sb b SERGEANT AT ARMS ----- Absentees, may be sent for ........................... IX Sec. 2, sb a Assistant Sergeant at Arms, doorkeepers; shall assign ...... IV Sec. 4 Attendance of, upon sessions of Senate ..................... IV Sec. 4 Hearings of Senate, maintain order ......................... IV Sec. 4 Jurisdiction, under ........................................ IV Sec. 4 Order, shall enforce, under direction of Presiding Officer . IV Sec. 4 Privileges of floor, shall enforce rule respecting ......... IV Sec. 4 Senate floor, to enforce rules respecting admission to ............... ....................................................... X Sec. 2, sb i Senate may choose .......................................... IV Sec. 2 -51-
SPEAKING----- Limitation upon ...................................... IX Sec. 4, sb a Statements allowed in certain cases .................. IX Sec. 4, sb b Vote, explanation of or to be excused ................ IX Sec. 1, sb b IX Sec. 3, sb e SPECIAL ORDERS---- When not completed, to retain place ......................... V Sec. 5 When under consideration, shall take precedence ............. V Sec. 5 STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES----- Bills recommended by, last day for introduction ............ VI Sec. 5 Procedure for introduction purposes ........................ VI Sec. 7 STENOGRAPHER----- Attendance of, required at sessions of Senate .............. IV Sec. 5 Debates of Senate .......................................... IV Sec. 5 Public hearings, duties respecting ......................... IV Sec. 5 Secretary of Senate, under direction of .................... IV Sec. 5 Senate may choose .......................................... IV Sec. 2 SUBSTITUTION OF ASSEMBLY BILLS----- When in order ............................................ VIII Sec. 5 SUSPENSION OF THE RULES (See also "RULES OF SENATE")----- Motion for ................................................. XI Sec. 2 To petition committee .................................... XI Sec. 2 When in order ............................................ XI Sec. 2 Notice required .......................................... XI Sec. 2 T TELEVISING SESSION----- Statewide public broadcast ................................. XV Sec. 1 Proprietary rights ......................................... XV Sec. 2 TEMPORARY PRESIDENT----- Attendance of Senators at sessions, secure ................. IX Sec. 7 Bills, may designate last day for introduction ............. VI Sec. 5 Final passage, duties regarding ........................ VIII Sec. 6 Laid aside, duties respecting ....................... V Sec. 6, sb b May require further reference of certain ................ VII Sec. 7 Program, departmental and agency bills, duties respecting .......... .......................................................... VI Sec. 7 Secondary, referencing, requests for consideration ................. ................................................... VII Sec. 5, sb a Chosen by Senate ........................................... II Sec. 1 Committee reports, establish date for referral of all to Rules ................................... VII Sec. 5, sb a Committees, member, ex officio, of all ....... VII Sec. 1, closing Par Shall appoint chairs and members of all .................. II Sec. 2 Shall establish set of guidelines for referral ........... VI Sec. 1 Debate, may speak once ............................... IX Sec. 3, sb c Employees, may appoint certain ............................. II Sec. 4 Expenditure reporting .................................... XIII Sec. 2 Legal actions or proceedings................................ II Sec. 8 Legislative librarian, assistant ........................... II Sec. 7 Majority leader, shall be .................................. II Sec. 1 -52-
Motions, certain, may be made only by ..................... VII Sec. 2 IX Sec. 3, sb f Preside, when he shall ..................................... II Sec. 1 Designation of other member to ........................... II Sec. 1 Records of Senate, duties regarding ....................... XIV Sec. 1 Reporters, shall designate those entitled to admission to floor .................................... II Sec. 5 Resolutions, copies to be furnished to ............... VI Sec. 9, sb a May fix final day for introduction ....................... VI Sec. 5 Rooms, assignment by ....................................... II Sec. 6 Rules committee, shall be chairman of ...................... II Sec. 3 Seat of, in Senate chamber ................................. II Sec. 6 Senate chamber, etc., shall have general control over ...... II Sec. 6 Senators to preside, designation by ........................ II Sec. 1 THIRD READING ----- Amendment of bill allowed prior to completion of ... VIII Sec. 4, sb a Bills advanced to, to be jacketed .................. VIII Sec. 3, sb b Bills to have three readings ....................... VIII Sec. 2, sb a Calendar of bills on ............................... VIII Sec. 3, sb a List of, when to be laid aside ..................... VIII Sec. 6, sb a Question to be taken immediately after ............. VIII Sec. 2, sb b THREE-FIFTHS QUORUM----- Bills requiring, for final passage ................ IX Sec. 2, sb c, e Not required except for final passage .............. IX Sec. 2, sb e To retain place on calendar, if absent ............. IX Sec. 2, sb d TITLES OF BILLS----- Amending certain laws, what to contain ..................... VI Sec. 4 TWO-THIRDS VOTE (See "VOTE")----- V VETO----- Two-thirds vote necessary to pass after .............. IX Sec. 2, sb b VOTE----- Bills lost unless receiving required ............... VIII Sec. 6, sb b Committee reports required majority, of committee ... VII Sec. 5, sb a Explanation of (See "VOTING") Majority, of all Senators elected, necessary to pass certain resolutions .................... VI Sec. 9, sb d To reconsider vote on certain bills ................. V Sec. 9, sb b To suspend rules ......................................... XI Sec. 1 Majority, of Senators present, necessary to close debate ................................ IX Sec. 3, sb d To consider executive business ............................ V Sec. 7 To reconsider, on certain bills ..................... V Sec. 9, sb b Reconsideration of .......................................... V Sec. 9 Senators shall, unless excused ....................... IX Sec. 1, sb a Two-thirds, of all Senators elected necessary to pass bills after veto ............. IX Sec. 2, sb b Two-thirds, of all Senators elected necessary to pass certain bills ................ IX Sec. 2, sb b Bills to retain place on calendar if absent ........ IX Sec. 2, sb d -53-
VOTING----- Excused from ......................................... IX Sec. 1, sb b Explanation of ....................................... IX Sec. 3, sb e W WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION----- When in order ......................................... V Sec. 8, sb b -54-

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