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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 104
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SR104................................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES
SENATE RULES - Stating findings of the Senate and amending Senate Rule 20
to revise provisions relating to committee meeting attendance.
01/31 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/01 Rpt prt - rec d/p - to 10th Ord
02/03 10th Ord - ADOPTED - 26-9-0
AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burtenshaw,
Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes,
Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Little, Lodge, McGee, McKenzie, Noble,
Pearce, Richardson, Stegner, Sweet, Williams(Williams)
NAYS -- Burkett, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Malepeai, Marley,
Schroeder, Stennett, Werk
Absent and excused -- None
Floor Sponsor - Davis
Title apvd - Filed in Office of the Secretary of Senate
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005
IN THE SENATE
SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 104
BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE
1 A SENATE RESOLUTION
2 PROVIDING FOR THE AMENDMENT OF RULE 20 OF THE RULES OF THE SENATE.
3 Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Idaho:
4 WHEREAS, the Senate deems it necessary and desirable to amend Rule 20 of
5 the Rules of the Senate.
6 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Senate, assembled in
7 the First Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, that Rule 20
8 of the Rules of the Senate shall be amended to read as follows:
9 RULE 20
10 Committees--Quorum.--(A) Committees shall not proceed to the transaction
11 of business except upon a quorum being present when the committee convenes,
12 nor thereafter if any member objects to a lack of a quorum. A quorum shall
13 consist of a majority of the committee membership.
14 Committee Meetings.--(B) No committee shall meet during the session of
15 the Senate, nor at any time occupy the Senate Chamber, without leave of the
17 Committees--Rules and Procedure.--(C) Unless otherwise specified, general
18 rules of procedure governing the Senate shall govern procedure in all commit-
19 tees and subcommittees, except there may be no call of any committee or of the
20 Senate while in the Committee of the Whole. A motion to adjourn shall not be
21 in order in the Committee of the Whole.
22 Committee Hearings.--(D) All proceedings of the Senate and the Committee
23 of the Whole shall be open. Hearings held by any standing, select, or special
24 committee shall be open to the public at all times, and any person may attend
25 any hearing of such committee, but may participate in the committee only with
26 the approval of the committee itself. The committee chairman, or the acting
27 chairman, shall announce the subject of the matter under inquiry and proceed
28 with hearing testimony or examining witnesses. Each person testifying before
29 the committee shall state his name, address, business, or occupation, and spe-
30 cial interest in the matter being heard.
31 Committee Meetings Attendance.--(E) All persons may attend any meeting of
32 any standing, select, or special committee, but may participate in delibera-
33 tions or discussions only with the approval of the committee. Nothing con-
34 tained in this rule shall be construed to prevent, upon a two-thirds vote
35 recorded in the minutes of the meeting of the committee, the committee from
36 holding an executive session during any meeting, after the chairman has iden-
37 tified the authorization under the provisions of Section 67-2345, Idaho Code,
38 for holding the executive session. An executive session may be held as pro-
1 vided in Section 67-2345, Idaho Code at which time persons who are not members
2 of the legislature may be excluded, provided however, that during such execu-
3 tive session, no votes or official action may be taken.
4 Objection to Testimony.--(F) If any member of the committee shall object
5 to the testimony, or any part thereof, of any witness, the chair of the com-
6 mittee may overrule the objection, require the witness to refrain from the
7 objectionable testimony or may disallow further testimony and otherwise main-
8 tain order. The chair of the committee shall decide all questions of order
9 subject to appeal.
10 Buck Slips.--(G) Buck slips may be used for committee action on the
11 introduction of or recommendations on bills, but only in instances where com-
12 mittee meetings are impractical. The objection to the use of a buck slip by
13 one committee member shall preclude its use in that instance. All committee
14 members, who are not absent and excused from attendance in the Senate on that
15 day, shall be required to sign their names indicating their aye or nay vote on
16 the matter being considered.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this resolution is to amend Senate Rule 20. The
effect of the amendment is that the House and Senate Rule on
Executive Session are consistent. It deletes a reference to an
Idaho Code Section and establishes by rule what is believed the
better method of addressing Senate Rules.
Name: Senator Bart M. Davis
Phone: (208) 334-1305
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE SR 104