CHAPTER 8. AMENDMENTS

Rule 8.1.  Amendments; how considered

A. Only one set of proposed amendments to a legislative instrument shall be considered by the Senate at any one time.

B. Proposed floor amendments shall be considered in the order in which they are received for consideration, except that amendments that have been received prior to the consideration of the instrument that are proposed by the lead author of a Senate instrument or by the Senate member handling a House instrument shall be considered prior to other proposed floor amendments.

SR 168 of 2014 RS.

Rule 8.2.  Amendments; germane to subject

Every amendment must be germane to the subject of the legislative instrument as introduced.

Rule 8.3.  Amendments; copies

A. The Secretary is authorized, in his discretion, to distribute copies of meaningful and substantive proposed floor amendments to the members of the Senate prior to the vote thereon.

B. Senators should, if possible, present copies of proposed floor amendments to the Secretary prior to the order of business during which the measure to which the amendment will be proposed is to be considered.

C. Upon adoption of a motion directing him to do so, the Secretary shall distribute copies of a proposed floor amendment to the members of the Senate prior to the vote thereon.

Rule 8.4. Late approval of Non-governmental Entity Funding Requests

Pursuant to Joint Rule No. 17 of the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives, Non-governmental Entity Funding Requests submitted after November first and not approved at a meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget or the Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay prior to the last day for introduction of a matter intended to have the effect of law by either house of the legislature, may be approved by the chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance for requests with respect to bills over which the committee has jurisdiction and by the chairman of the Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs for requests with respect to which that committee has jurisdiction.

Added by SR 12 of 2008, 1st Ex.Sess.

 

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