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Senate Manual. Standing Rules of the Senate. Sunday, January 1, 2012.
... 1 RULE I APPOINTMENT OF A SENATOR TO THE CHAIR 1.1 1. In the absence of the Vice President, the Senate shall choose a President pro tempore, who shall hold the office and execute the duties thereof during the pleasure of the Senate and until another is elected or his term of office as a Senator expires. 1.2 2. In the absence of the Vice... More Information
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Senate Manual. Standing Rules of the Senate. Sunday, January 1, 2012.
... 2 RULE II PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIALS AND QUESTIONS OF PRIVILEGE 2.1 1. The presentation of the credentials of Senators elect or of Senators designate and other questions of privilege shall always be in order, except during the reading and correction of the Journal, while a question of order or a motion to adjourn is pending, or while the... More Information
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Senate Manual. Standing Rules of the Senate. Sunday, January 1, 2012.
... 3 RULE III OATHS The oaths or affirmations required by the Constitution and prescribed by law shall be taken and subscribed by each Senator, in open Senate, before entering upon his duties. OATH REQUIRED BY THE CONSTITUTION AND BY LAW TO BE TAKEN BY SENATORS ``I, A---- B---- do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend... More Information
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Senate Manual. Standing Rules of the Senate. Sunday, January 1, 2012.
... 4 RULE IV COMMENCEMENT OF DAILY SESSIONS 4.1a 1. (a) \2\ The Presiding Officer having taken the chair, following the prayer by the Chaplain, and after the Presiding Officer, or a Senator designated by the Presiding Officer, leads the Senate from the dais in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States, and a Quorum... More Information
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Senate Manual. Standing Rules of the Senate. Sunday, January 1, 2012.
... 5 RULE V SUSPENSION AND AMENDMENT OF THE RULES 5.1 1. No motion to suspend, modify, or amend any rule, or any part thereof, shall be in order, except on one day's notice in writing, specifying precisely the rule or part proposed to be suspended, modified, or amended, and the purpose thereof. Any rule may be suspended without notice by... More Information
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Senate Manual. Standing Rules of the Senate. Sunday, January 1, 2012.
... 6 RULE VI QUORUM--ABSENT SENATORS MAY BE SENT FOR 6.1 1. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the Senators duly chosen and sworn. 6.2 2. No Senator shall absent himself from the service of the Senate without leave. 6.3 3. If, at any time during the daily sessions of the Senate, a question shall be raised by any Senator as to the presence of... More Information
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Senate Manual. Standing Rules of the Senate. Sunday, January 1, 2012.
... 7 RULE VII MORNING BUSINESS 7.1 1. On each legislative day after the Journal is read, the Presiding Officer on demand of any Senator shall lay before the Senate messages from the President, reports and communications from the heads of Departments, and other communications addressed to the Senate, and such bills, joint resolutions, and... More Information
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Senate Manual. Standing Rules of the Senate. Sunday, January 1, 2012.
... 8 RULE VIII ORDER OF BUSINESS 8.1 1. At the conclusion of the morning business at the beginning of a new legislative day, unless upon motion the Senate shall at any time otherwise order, the Senate shall proceed to the consideration of the Calendar of Bills and Resolutions, and shall continue such consideration until 2 hours after the... More Information
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Senate Manual. Standing Rules of the Senate. Sunday, January 1, 2012.
... 9 RULE IX MESSAGES 9.1 1. Messages from the President of the United States or from the House of Representatives may be received at any stage of proceedings, except while the Senate is voting or ascertaining the presence of a quorum, or while the Journal is being read, or while a question of order or a motion to adjourn is pending. 9.2 2.... More Information
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Senate Manual. Standing Rules of the Senate. Sunday, January 1, 2012.
... 10 RULE X SPECIAL ORDERS 10.1 1. Any subject may, by a vote of two-thirds of the Senators present, be made a special order of business for consideration and when the time so fixed for its consideration ] arrives the Presiding Officer shall lay it before the Senate, unless there be unfinished business in which case it takes its place on... More Information
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