2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 28 - Legislature
Chapter 3 - Senate
Section 28-3-101 - President.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 28-3-101 (2021)

28-3-101. President.

(a) There shall be a president of the senate whose duties shall be:

(i) To take the chair at the hour fixed for the meeting of the senate, and call the members to order;

(ii) To announce the business before the senate in the order in which it is to be taken up;

(iii) To receive and submit in proper manner all motions and propositions presented by the members, and to announce the result;

(iv) To receive messages and other communications from other branches of the government, and to announce them to the senate;

(v) To authenticate by his signature, when necessary, all bills, orders and proceedings of the senate;

(vi) To name the members of all committees, unless otherwise directed by the senate.

(b) He may call any member to the chair, but such substitution shall not extend beyond an adjournment, except that in the case of sickness, he may, with the approval of the senate, appoint a member to perform the duties of the president for a period not exceeding ten (10) days.

(c) He shall have the regulation of such parts of the capitol and its passages, and any building in which the legislature meets while displaced from the capitol, as are or may be set apart for the use of the senate and its officers.

(d) He shall refer all matters to be committed to the committee most appropriate to take charge of the same.

(e) He shall, whenever a motion is made and carried to shut the doors of the senate chamber, in the discussion of any question which may, in the opinion of any member, require secrecy, direct the senate chamber to be cleared, and during the discussion of such question, the doors shall remain closed.

(f) He shall call a member to fill the chair whenever the senate resolves itself into a committee of the whole, and the chairman so called shall have the power of the president of senate, until such committee rise.

(g) He shall preserve order and decorum and may speak to points of order, in preference to other members, rising from his seat for that purpose.

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