R338

Establishes the rules of the Senate for the 2011-2012 session

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RESOLVED, That the Rules of the Senate for the years 2011-2012 are here-
by adopted to read as follows

RULES OF THE SENATE

OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

2011-2012

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.

RULE II

THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT
Section 1. The Senate shall be the judge of the elections, returns and
qualifications of its own members and the Senate shall choose a Tempo-
rary President, by resolution adopted upon the vote of a majority of the
members of the Senate elected, 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 Gover-
nor. The temporary president may not serve in such capacity longer than
eight years.
º 2. He or she shall appoint the Deputy Majority Leader for Legisla-
tive Operations, the Deputy Majority Leader, the chair, vice-chair and
members of all committees and sub-committees, except when the Senate
shall otherwise order.
º 3. He or she shall be the Chair of the Committee on Rules.
º 4. He or she shall appoint such officers and employees of the Senate
as may be necessary for the work of the Senate.
º 5. He or she shall designate the persons entitled to admission to
the floor as reporters for the news media.
º 6. He or she shall have general control, except as otherwise
provided 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.
º 7. He or she shall appoint, in conjunction with the Speaker of the
Assembly and the Legislative Librarian, an Assistant Legislative Librar-
ian, 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 employ-
ees 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 Legisla-
tive 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 Legislative
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 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 committee, subcom-
mittee, task force or other adjunct of the Legislature and all reports
and documents required by law or regulation to be submitted 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.
º 8. He or she shall represent the Senate, or engage legal represen-
tation 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 prerogative of the
Senate.
º 9. He or she shall, to the extent practicable, use the Internet and
other electronic media to provide access to the public policy debates,
decision-making process and legislative records of the Senate.

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.
º 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 amendments to
the Constitution of the United States he or she shall certify that the
same has been duly passed, with the date thereof, together 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 resol-
ution to the Secretary.
º 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.

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 disability 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 employees.
º 2. The administration and operations of the Senate shall be
conducted in a fair and nonpartisan manner, including access to services
necessary to all members and their offices, without regard to the
members conference.
º 3. The minority leader shall not serve in such capacity longer than
eight years.
º 4. The Senate may choose a Secretary, a Sergeant at Arms and an
Official Stenographer who shall be elected for the term of the Senate.
Such employees may be appointed as shall be provided for by appropri-
ation, 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 posi-
tions.
º 5. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to have the journals,
bills, calendars, messages and other documents printed and distributed
in the manner provided by law. He or she shall present to the Governor,
and enter upon the journals, such bills as shall have originated 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 Assembly all bills
or concurrent resolutions which have passed the Senate.
º 6. 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 attendance upon
the sessions of the Senate and shall assign Assistant Sergeants 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 neces-
sary by the Secretary.
º 7. The Official Stenographer or designee shall attend every session
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 addition, the Offi-
cial Stenographer shall be responsible, under the direction of the
Secretary, for making a stenographic record of public hearings at the
request of the Standing Committee Chair or appointed officer and make
copies available to the Committee Chair and the Secretary.

RULE V

PROCEEDINGS

Section 1. a. The Journal. The Senate shall keep a journal of its
proceedings 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.
b. Video of Senate proceedings. The Senate shall video record its
proceedings and make such video available through the Senate web site.
º 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 session 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.
º 3. Order of Business. a. The Presiding Officer shall take the Chair
at the hour to which the Senate shall have adjourned and following 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 preceding day, to the
end that any mistakes therein may be corrected.
After the reading and approving of the journal, the order of business
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.
(2) The calendar.
(3) Petition for chamber consideration.
c. All questions relating to the priority of business shall be decided
without debate.
º 4. Messages. Messages from the Governor and Assembly, communications
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.
º 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
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.
º 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) Motions for chamber consideration.
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 legislative 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 calendar designated "bills on
order of first report".
º 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 busi-
ness in executive session, the Presiding Officer shall direct all
persons, except the Senators, the Counsel to the Majority, the Counsel
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 matters,
proceedings and things which shall transpire while the doors remain
closed.
º 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 Presiding
Officer or any five Senators, delivered to the Secretary, and read
before the same shall be debated; and any motion may be withdrawn 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 committee,
until it is decided, shall preclude all debate of the main question.
e. A motion for the previous question shall only be in order when made
by the Temporary President, the Minority Leader or their designee. 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 question, 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.
º 9. Reconsideration. a. When a question has once been put and
decided, it shall be in order for any Senator to move for the reconsid-
eration thereof; but no motion for the reconsideration of any vote shall
be in order after the bill, resolution, message, report, amendment,
nomination or motion, upon which the vote was taken, shall have gone out
of the possession of the Senate; nor shall any motion for reconsider-
ation 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 Senators 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.

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 memorandum
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 standing committee by
the Temporary President or an officer designated by the Temporary Presi-
dent 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.

º 2. Multi-sponsorship. Any Senator may join together in the multi-
sponsorship of a bill. If two or more Senators join together 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 discharge
a bill 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 on a form 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 legislative
session upon the following conditions:
(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 file with the Revision Clerk a request on a
form provided to become a multi-sponsor of such bill. Such forms must be
signed by the multi-sponsor.
(2) Such bill shall not be reprinted solely for the purpose of adding
or deleting names of multi-sponsors.
(3) Any Senator, having become a multi-sponsor of a bill, may withdraw
from such by filing a request on a form 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 "multi-sponsored by"
and insert his or her own name as multi-sponsor.
º 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 thereafter 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 further amended.
Whenever a bill is amended and printed, a letter of the alphabet start-
ing with "A" shall be added to its number.
º 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 repeal-
ing a proposed provision of law contained in a bill that has not been
enacted into law, the title shall state the number of the bill contain-
ing the proposed provision of law to be amended or repealed, with
suffix, if there be one, and the subject of the provisions to which the

amendatory bill relates. No private 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 Char-
ter of the City of Buffalo, or any part thereof shall refer to such law,
act, charter or code. In any bill, each section 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 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 complete 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 explana-
tory 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 underscored,
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 brackets. When any exist-
ing 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 eliminating 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, indicat-
ing page and line numbers, shall be listed on four detail sheets and the
same changes shall be incorporated and marked on two 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 pursuant 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 comply with the same.
º 5. Final date. a. The Temporary President may designate a date in
writing after which no bill or original resolution shall be introduced

except by message from the Assembly, 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 Comp-
troller, the Department of Education or the Office of Court Adminis-
tration must be submitted to the office of the Temporary President no
later than the first Tuesday in April.
b. All bills introduced in the Senate after the second Friday in June
shall be introduced to the Committee on Rules.
º 6. Budget bills. When a bill is submitted or proposed by the Gover-
nor by authority of Article VII of the Constitution, it shall become,
for all legislative purposes, a legislative bill, and upon receipt ther-
eof 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.
º 7. Program, departmental and agency bills. Every bill proposed by
the Governor, the Attorney General, the Comptroller or by state depart-
ments and agencies shall be submitted to the office of the Temporary
President and shall be forwarded for introduction purposes to the appro-
priate 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.
º 8. Reintroduction. Any Senate bill introduced in the first year of
the term of the Senate which during that regular Legislative Session was
not reported from a Standing Committee or if reported and later recom-
mitted to a Standing Committee is deemed to be automatically reintro-
duced 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.
º 9. Resolutions. a. All original resolutions shall be in quadrupli-
cate, and no original resolution may be introduced unless copies thereof
first shall have been furnished forty-eight hours prior to the time for
acting on such resolution to the Temporary President and Minority Lead-
er. 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. Notwithstanding any of the forego-
ing 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 consideration.
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 recommending,
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 Constitu-
tion shall be referred to the Attorney General as provided in Article
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 without unanimous
consent; and if such resolution to amend the State Constitution shall be
amended after the opinion of the Attorney General thereon has been
received as provided in Article XIX of the Constitution, it shall again
be referred to the Attorney General. Any such resolution may be commit-
ted prior to the final reading thereof.
d. All resolutions calling for the expenditure of moneys must be
decided by a majority vote of all of 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 resolutions
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 separately. This subdivi-
sion shall not apply to any resolution recalling bills from or returning
bills to the Assembly, or relating to adjournment or to resolutions
pertaining to the rules of the Senate or to those resolutions regarded
as privileged.

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
Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation
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:
Children and Families
Cities
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
Ethics
Social Services
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
a. 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.
b. Term limits for chairs and ranking members. No chair or ranking
member of a committee shall serve in such capacity longer than eight
consecutive years.
c. Conference membership of committees. The membership of all commit-
tees, unless otherwise provided by the act or resolution creating them,
shall be composed, as nearly as may be, of majority and minority party
members in the same proportion as the number of majority and minority
party members in the Senate bears to the total membership of the Senate.
For purposes of committee composition, in the event that the proportion
of majority members would result in a fractional amount, the number of
majority members shall be rounded up to the next whole number.
º 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, a
motion to discharge, 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 thereon.
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.
º 3. Open Meetings of Standing Committees. a. (1) Standing committees
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 committee shall be recorded
at each meeting, and a copy of such report shall be filed with the Jour-
nal Clerk of the Senate and made available to the public. Each chair of
a standing committee shall, no later than 3 p.m. the Thursday preceding

the regular 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 with
consent of the ranking member may add no more than four items on the
agenda or delete items on the agenda up to 24 hours in advance of the
scheduled meeting and members shall be notified of such additions or
deletions. 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 necessity
upon the call of the chair when the announcement is made from the floor
during session, or the ranking minority member of the committee 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.
(3) All meetings of committees shall be open to authorized represen-
tatives of the news media and the general public as observers.
(4) All meetings of committees shall be recorded by video and to the
extent practicable webcast live. Video of all committee meetings shall
be made available on the Senate website and updated daily.
(5) 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 considered, a
committee may conduct an executive session of which only members of such
committee are present for the following enunciated purposes 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 prose-
cution of a criminal offense which would imperil effective law enforce-
ment 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 property.
(6) Attendance at an executive session shall be permitted to any
member of the committee and any other persons authorized by the commit-
tee.
b. (1) Minutes shall be taken at all open meetings of committees which
shall consist of a record or summary of all motions, proposals, resol-
utions 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 thereon;
provided, however, that such summary shall not include any matter which
is not required to be made public by "the freedom of information 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.
c. The provisions of this section except paragraph three of subdivi-
sion a, and subdivision b shall not apply to the Committee on Rules.
d. Committee presentations. The chair of a committee may invite inter-
ested persons to offer a presentation for a given amount of time on a
bill on the meeting agenda with notice provided to the ranking member no
less than 72 hours in advance. Where a committee chair makes such an
invitation, the ranking member shall be afforded an equal number of
speakers who may speak for an equal amount of time. In addition, the
ranker, without consent of the chair, shall be able to schedule 3
committee presentations with notice provided to the chair at least 72
hours in advance. The chair shall be afforded an equal number of speak-
ers who may speak for an equal amount of time.
e. Motion for committee consideration. No motion for committee consid-
eration shall be in order after the first Monday in May. The sponsor of
any bill may file, through the Journal Clerk, a motion for committee
consideration forty-five days after the bill has been referred to such
committee. Once a motion for committee consideration is filed, the chair
of the committee shall place the bill on a committee agenda and schedule
a vote on the bill within forty-five days. In the case of a bill that is
referred to a standing committee having secondary reference, the bill
shall be considered within the next two committee meetings.
º 4. Hearings. a. Committee hearings. Chairs of standing committees
may call public hearings to permit interested persons, groups or organ-
izations the opportunity to testify orally or in writing on legislation
or issues pending before such standing committee. Chairs are encouraged
to hold public hearings on legislation of important public interest,
where, outside of the budget, significant public money is allocated,
broad conduct is regulated or where the proposal has a broad public
impact. Chairs may request that the Official Stenographer make a steno-
graphic 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 Commis-
sion and the Temporary President and such notice shall contain informa-
tion 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 proposed
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 commit-
tee.
c. Committee oversight function. Each standing committee is required
to conduct oversight of the administration of laws and programs by agen-
cies within its jurisdiction.
d. Each standing committee is required to file with the secretary of
the senate an annual report, detailing its legislative and oversight
activities. Such report shall be posted to the Senate web site.
e. Petition for a public hearing on a bill. By a petition of one-third
of the members assigned to a committee rounded up to the nearest whole
number, a public hearing shall be scheduled on a specific bill or number

of bills within the jurisdiction of a committee, unless the majority of
members of the committee reject such petition. Such petitions shall be
submitted to the clerk of the committee for presentation at the next
committee meeting. Public hearings scheduled by petition will be held at
least 14 days following the committee meeting at which it was consid-
ered.
f. Hearings of standing committees shall be video recorded and to the
extent practicable webcast live. Video of such hearing shall be posted
to the Senate web site within 24 hours.
º 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 official 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 pursu-
ant to Rule VI) to commit the bill to the committee with secondary
subject matter jurisdiction either when the bill is still in the primary
committee or after it has been reported to the calendar. If the chair of
the primary committee refuses said request, then the committee having
secondary jurisdiction, through its chair, may request the Temporary
President to consider such secondary referencing. If a secondary refer-
ence is so made, the secondary committee shall consider the bill forth-
with and return said bill to the primary committee or the calendar, as
the case may be, along with the secondary committee's recommendations.
Any bill which is referred to a standing committee other than the
Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business and which
imposes or changes any reporting requirements or mandates on businesses
or relates to the procedure by which such reporting requirements or
mandates are imposed or changed, shall, if favorably reported by the
committee having original jurisdiction, be referred to the Committee on
Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business for the purpose of
reviewing and considering the economic impact of the provisions of such
bill. In the event that such a bill is not referred to the Committee on
Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business the chairperson of
such Committee may require such referral, subject to the approval of the
Temporary President or his designees.
All committee reports, after the second Friday in June, shall be made
directly to the Committee on Rules. Notwithstanding any provision 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 considered
at the time of making the same, or laid on the table by a vote 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 committee voting in
either the majority or minority.

c. Where a "home rule" request is required as provided in any section
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.
º 6. Nominations. Unless the Senate orders otherwise, all nominations
sent by the Governor for the appointment of any officer shall be submit-
ted to the Temporary President who shall then refer such nominations
simultaneously to the Finance Committee, and the appropriate 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. Any Senator may submit a
request to the Chair of a Standing Committee considering a nomination,
to speak before the committee for not more than five minutes on the
nomination. The granting of any such request shall be at the sole
discretion of the Committee Chair. 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.
º 7. Finance Committee. A bill or resolution providing for an appro-
priation or creating or increasing a charge upon the State Treasury
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 Committee. 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 Committee, which may consider and
report upon any features in the bill or resolution creating or increas-
ing such charge.
The sponsor of a bill providing for an increase or decrease in state
revenues or in the appropriation or expenditure of state moneys, 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 dollars 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 department or agency of state government
charged with the fiscal duties, 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 persons having a
legitimate interest therein.

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 neverthe-
less 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.
º 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.
º 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 print-
ed copy thereof. All such bills shall be jacketed with the proper jurat
for certification of final passage attached.
º 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 spon-
sor of the bill, and filed with the Journal Clerk. If a sponsor does not
accept such amendment, the question shall be put to the house whether a
majority of members elected vote in favor of the non-sponsor motion to
amend, and such motion shall pass only if a majority of members elected
vote aye. If the sponsor accepts the amendment, such amended bill shall
be ordered printed without a vote, debate or explanation, and such bill
shall retain its place on the Third Reading Calendar.
b. If a majority of members elected vote in favor of the non-sponsor
motion to amend, the sponsor of the bill may make a motion to withdraw
their name from sponsorship to be substituted by a co-sponsor or the
Senator who moved to amend the bill.
c. 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 explana-
tion, 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.
º 5. Substitution. When a bill is received as a message from the
Assembly, or at any time thereafter, and a Senate bill, identical there-
with, 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 substitution
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.
º 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 an active 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 legis-
lative days. Such active list shall be published by 8 p.m. the previous
evening or within two hours following the end of the previous days'
session, whichever is later.
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, including the names of the
Senators who were absent shall be entered on the journal. Upon each roll
call vote, the Secretary shall announce the names of the Senators voting
in the negative and the names of the Senators who were absent. 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.
º 7. Starred bills. a. A bill appearing on the calendar may be
"starred" only by or on behalf of the introducer, whereupon all further
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.
º 8. Recall and concurrence. All Senate bills amended by the Assembly,
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.
º 9. Transmittal of bills to the Governor. All Senate bills passed by
the Senate and sent to the Assembly for action shall, upon passage and
return by the Assembly to the Senate, be transmitted by the Secretary to
the Governor within forty-five days after receipt from the Assembly;
except that upon the filing of a request to hold such bill with the
Secretary by the sponsor of the bill, the bill shall be held until such
time as the sponsor rescinds the request to hold the bill and upon such
rescission the Secretary shall transmit the bill to the Governor within
seven days.

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 question 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 Temporary President 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, Temporary President or Minority Leader may vote from
the place assigned to such officer. No Senator absent from a roll call

vote shall be allowed to vote thereon; however, within the same day, a
Senator required to attend a public hearing or other meeting of a stand-
ing or conference committee, which the Temporary President has desig-
nated as appropriate, may cast his or her vote at any time prior to 5:00
P.M. or the adjournment of the Senate, whichever shall be later.
b. A Senator desiring to be excused from voting for a direct personal
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 desiring to explain
his or her vote upon a bill, may, when his or her name is called, be
allowed a like opportunity.
º 2. Quorum. a. A majority of all the Senators elected shall consti-
tute 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 requisite
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 necessary
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 consideration,
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 Presiding
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.
º 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 Offi-
cer 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. 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. No single Senator shall debate any bill
or concurrent resolution for more than thirty minutes. When any bill or
concurrent resolution shall have been under consideration for two hours,
including 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 Senators
present, the pending measure shall take precedence over all other busi-
ness.
e. The vote shall thereupon be taken upon such bill, resolution or
motion with such amendments as may be pending at the time of such
motion, according to the Rules of the Senate, but without further
debate, except that upon the roll call any Senator may speak not to
exceed two minutes in explanation of his or her vote. After such motion
to close debate has been made by any Senator, 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.
º 4. Order and decorum. a. Prior to the order of business, the presid-
ing 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 Presiding Officer is putting a
question; or when a Senator is speaking, pass between him or her and the
Chair. Cellular telephones and audible pagers shall not be used in the
Chamber or in the Senate Galleries. No sign, placard or prop shall be
displayed, posted or carried in the Chamber. 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 Presiding
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 temporarily 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 another Senator to yield to a question,
unless such Senator has previously 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 Senate; and every ques-
tion 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 writ-
ing.
º 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.
º 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.
º 7. Absences. In all cases of absence of Senators during the sessions
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.
º 8. Staffing. All Senators shall receive the same base allocation of
funds for staffing their offices. Additional funding for responsibil-
ities associated with committees and leadership positions shall be allo-
cated within amounts available for committee and leadership staff; such
amounts shall include, at a minimum, a budget sufficient to appoint a
staff member with expertise in the committee's subject matter. The
funding for the minority conference central staff shall not be less than
thirty-three percent of the funds allocated for all central staff.
º 9. Resources. All Senators shall have equitable access to the
resources of the Senate, including, but not limited to, office supplies,
communications and audio visual resources, mail privileges subject to
published guidelines, technology, including both hardware and software,
and equal access to the Legislative Bill Drafting Commission's Legisla-
tive Retrieval System.
º 10. District Offices. All Senators will receive funds to maintain a
district office. Rents of district offices shall be based on a cost
formula of office rental costs of an equal class of commercial office
space based on the prevailing rent in the community where the Senator
chooses to have his or her district office. A Senator whose district has
geographic disparities such that traversing the district is a hardship
for his or her constituents, as determined by the Temporary President,
shall receive supplemental funding to maintain a satellite office.
º 11. Allocation for Community Projects. Each conference shall receive
an allocation from any amounts to be awarded by the Senate for community
projects, capital spending, local assistance or other similar allo-
cations for member driven initiatives. The Majority shall receive two-
thirds of such funds and the Minority shall receive one-third of the
such funds; provided however that such proportions shall increase or
decrease to reflect any changes in the membership of each conference.

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.
º 2. Admission to floor. Persons not members of the Senate, or offi-
cers 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 connected 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.
h. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivisions a through g of this
section, 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.
i. During the sessions of the Senate, no person other than a Senator
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.
j. 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 Senator
to call a breach thereof to the attention of the Presiding Officer.

RULE XI

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 resolution 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 affirmative vote of the
majority of all Senators elected.
º 2. Motion for Chamber Consideration. a. It shall be in order for any
Senator, who is the sponsor of a bill that is on the Senate's Third
Reading Calendar, to move for chamber consideration of such bill. Such
motion shall require an affirmative vote of a majority of members
elected. Where a motion for chamber consideration is approved, such bill
shall be considered by the full Senate on the first calendar legislative
day after four days shall have passed. Provided however, where such
motion is approved within the last five scheduled days of the regular
legislative session, such bill shall be considered by the Senate no
later than the next calendar legislative day.
b. On any calendar legislative day, no more than two motions for cham-
ber consideration shall be in order before the Senate. The sponsor of
such motion shall serve written notice of intent to bring such motion at
least one calendar legislative day before such motion shall be made,
specifying the date the motion is to be made.
º 3. Petition for Consideration. a. The sponsor of any bill may file
with the Journal Clerk, no less than forty-five days after a bill has
been referred to a committee, a petition requesting that such bill be
moved to the calendar for consideration. Such petition shall be filed
with the Journal Clerk. Once the petition is signed by at least three-
fifths of the members elected, the petition shall be read during the
order of presentation of petitions and the bill reported to the third
reading calendar. Such bill shall be considered by the full Senate on
the first calendar legislative day after four days shall have passed.
b. No petition for consideration shall be in order on or after the
first Monday in June.

RULE XII

ADJOURNMENT
Section 1. The Senate shall not adjourn for more than two days without
the consent of the Assembly.

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 Internal
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 repre-
sentative;
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 assurance
that the foregoing are accomplished.
º 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.

RULE XIV

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Section 1. a. Publication of records relating to Senate legislative
and administrative records. Recognizing that legislative records avail-
able by request under the "freedom of information law" are of important
public interest, the Senate shall make available through a searchable
and sortable database on the Senate website: records of committees,
agendas, votes, minutes, reports, attendance, fiscal notes, and records
of the chamber including, active lists, votes, transcripts, calendars,
the Senate payroll report and expenditure reports.
b. Furthermore all such records listed in subdivision a shall be
available for public inspection and copying in accordance with the
provisions of Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, "the freedom of
information law."
c. 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 plac-
es such records are available, the persons from whom such records may be
obtained, the fees for copies of such records and the procedures to be
followed.
d. Nothing in this section shall be construed to increase the legisla-
tive requirements set forth in subdivision 2 or 3 of section 88 of the
public officers law.

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 unedited,
except that only accredited news organizations, educational insti-
tutions, 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.
º 2. The televised proceedings of sessions of the Senate as provided
for in section one of this Rule, in any form, shall be deemed the prop-
erty of the New York State Senate.

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 substantially
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 district" shall mean a
district possessing the power to contract indebtedness and levy or
require the levy of taxes or benefit assessments upon real property.
º 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 estimates. Fiscal impact upon political subdivi-
sions shall be estimated on the basis of any one or more of the follow-
ing:
(i) Individual political subdivisions; or
(ii) Aggregates of political subdivisions (a) statewide or by lesser
geographic area, or (b) by classification or subclassification of rele-
vant characteristics; or
(iii) Representative political subdivisions with relevant character-
istics thereof quantitatively set forth, e.g., population, area, weight-
ed average daily attendance of pupils; or
(iv) Any other appropriate, convenient or accessible grouping of poli-
tical subdivisions.
B. Units of measurement. Fiscal impact measurements shall be made in
units of money, personal services, equipment, or any other appropriate,
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.
º 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, without 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.
(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 offering
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.
º 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 subdivision;
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 section
51 of the Legislative Law.
º 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.
º 6. Application. The provisions of this Joint Rule shall apply to
bills and amendments proposed for introduction at the nineteen hundred
eighty-five regular legislative session and permanently thereafter.

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 simi-
lar 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 members 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 Tempo-
rary 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 Officers 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 Assem-
bly or such other committees or officers as may be set forth in the
certificate 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.

JOINT RULE III

Section 1. Budget Consideration Schedule. In accordance with section
54-a of the Legislative Law, within ten days of the submission of the
budget by the Governor pursuant to article VII of the Constitution, the
Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly shall
promulgate a schedule of dates for considering and acting upon such
submission. Such schedule shall include the dates for those actions
required to be taken by the legislature pursuant to section 53 of the
Legislative Law, dates for the convening of a joint budget conference
committee or committees as provided herein, and a date by which such
committee or committees shall issue a final report or reports.
º 2. Joint Budget Conference Committee. In accordance with section
54-a of the Legislative Law, within ten days of the submission of the
budget by the Governor pursuant to article VII of the Constitution, the
Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly shall
jointly establish a Joint Budget Conference Committee and, as they deem
necessary, any number of subcommittees subordinate to such Joint Budget
Conference Committee, to consider and reconcile such budget resolutions
or bills passed by, or as may be passed by, the Senate and Assembly.
Such Joint Budget Conference Committee shall be constituted and
conducted as prescribed in Joint Rule II and shall file its written
report in accord with the schedule established pursuant to section 1 of
this rule.

JOINT RULE IV

Section 1. Joint Advisory Board on Broadcast of State Government
Proceedings. The Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of
the Assembly shall convene a bi-partisan, bi-cameral joint advisory
board to oversee current and future broadcast of New York State Govern-
ment proceedings. This board shall consist of eight members of whom
three shall be appointed by the Temporary President of the Senate, three
members shall be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly and one member
shall be appointed by each of the minority leaders of each house. The
appointments shall be of members of the respective houses of the Legis-
lature. The Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of the
Assembly shall each appoint a co-chair of the board.
º 2. Duties of the Joint Advisory Board. The joint advisory board
shall engage in such activities as it deems necessary for the prepara-
tion and formulation of a report to review the efficacy of current
programming and explore future expansion of such to include additional
legislative and other governmental proceedings, as well as other related
public policy and educational material. The report shall include specif-
ic recommendations concerning the broadcast or webcast on the Internet
of all legislative committee meetings. On or before November 1, 2009,

the report shall be submitted to the Temporary President of the Senate,
the Speaker of the Assembly, the Minority Leader of the Senate and the
Minority Leader of the Assembly.

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. 6
X Sec. 2, sb j

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 b
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
Two 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 IX Sec. 4, sb c

APPROPRIATIONS-----

Employees provided for by, appointment of .................. IV Sec. 4
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. 5
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. 5
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
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. 3
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 ofVIII 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. 5
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. 5
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
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 presentations ........................... VII Sec. 3, sb d
Motion for committee consideration ................ VII Sec. 3, sb e
Committee oversight function ...................... VII Sec. 4, sb c
Petition for a public hearing on a bill ........... VII Sec. 4, sb e

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 (5), (6)
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-----

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, sb a par (3)
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. 4
Certain, to be appointed by Temporary President ............ II Sec. 4
Duties of, generally ....................................... IV Sec. 4

EXECUTIVE SESSION-----

Committee may call, certain cases ........... VII Sec. 3, sb a Par (5)
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

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. 6
X Sec. 2, sb i
Assistant Sergeant at arms, doorkeepers .................... IV Sec. 6
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-----

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. 5

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
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, s b 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

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. 5
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. 4
Election of certain, by Senate ............................. IV Sec. 4
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

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, sb b, par(3)

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. 6
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
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, sb b, par(3)
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
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. 5
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. 2, sb b
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
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. 5
Bills, duties respecting action on certain ................. IV Sec. 5
Direct Revision Clerk to cause certain to be amended VI Sec. 4, sb b
General orders calendar of, shall prepare ................ IV Sec. 5
Governor, shall present certain bills to ................. IV Sec. 5
Journals, shall make entries respecting certain in ....... IV Sec. 5
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. 5
Election of, by Senate ..................................... IV Sec. 4
Executive business of Senate, to remain during .............. V Sec. 7
General orders calendar, to print and distribute ........... IV Sec. 5
Governor, shall present certain bills to ................... IV Sec. 5
Journal, shall have printed, distributed, etc. ............. IV Sec. 5
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. 4
Stenographer, under direction of, copies of records from ... IV Sec. 7
Term of .................................................... IV Sec. 4
Third reading calendar, to print and distribute ............ IV Sec. 5

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. 4
Sergeant at arms, may be chosen by ......................... IV Sec. 4
Stenographer, may be chosen by ............................. IV Sec. 4
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

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. 5
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
Funds for staffing ......................................... IX Sec. 8
Resources .................................................. IX Sec. 9
District offices .......................................... IX Sec. 10
Allocation for community projects ......................... IX Sec. 11

SERGEANT AT ARMS -----

Absentees, may be sent for ........................... IX Sec. 2, sb a
Assistant Sergeant at Arms, doorkeepers, shall assign ...... IV Sec. 6
Attendance of, upon sessions of Senate ..................... IV Sec. 6
Hearings of Senate, maintain order ......................... IV Sec. 6
Jurisdiction, under ........................................ IV Sec. 6
Order, shall enforce, under direction of Presiding Officer . IV Sec. 6

Privileges of floor, shall enforce rule respecting ......... IV Sec. 6
Senate floor, to enforce rules respecting admission to X Sec. 2, sb i
Senate may choose .......................................... IV Sec. 4

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. 7
Debates of Senate .......................................... IV Sec. 7
Public hearings, duties respecting ......................... IV Sec. 7
Secretary of Senate, under direction of .................... IV Sec. 7
Senate may choose .......................................... IV Sec. 4

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. 3
When in order ............................................ XI Sec. 3
Notice required .................................... XI Sec. 2, sb b

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, sb a
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
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 debatIX 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

VOTING-----

Excused from ......................................... IX Sec. 1, sb b
Explanation of ....................................... IX Sec. 3, sb e

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WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION-----

When in order ......................................... V Sec. 8, sb b

actions

  • 25 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO RULES
  • 31 / Jan / 2011
    • REPORTED
  • 31 / Jan / 2011
    • MOTION TO AMEND LOST - VOICE VOTE
  • 31 / Jan / 2011
    • MOTION TO AMEND LOST - ROLL CALL VOTE
  • 31 / Jan / 2011
    • MOTION TO AMEND LOST - ROLL CALL VOTE
  • 31 / Jan / 2011
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Senate

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