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RESOLUTION AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

SENATE RESOLUTION

State of Vermont

Senate Chamber

Montpelier, Vermont

Senate Resolution


   By the Committee on Rules,

     S.R. 28.  Senate resolution relating to amendments of the Permanent Rules of the Vermont Senate.

First:  Senate Rule 39 is amended to read as follows:

VII

OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

39.  During the regular session held in the first year of the biennium no bill may be introduced on or after the fifty‑third calendar day of the session except by consent of the Senate, unless it is introduced by or with the consent of the Rules Committee, or is introduced by the Committee on Appropriations or the Committee on Finance.  During the regular session held in the first year of the biennium bills may be introduced by a senator or a standing committee at any time.

During any adjourned session of the biennium (excluding the customary weekend adjournments), no bill may be introduced unless it has previously been filed with the Legislative Drafting Division of the Legislative Council and approved for printing by the sponsor no less than twenty‑five calendar days preceding the opening of the session or unless it is introduced by or with the consent of the Rules Committee.

For the purpose of this rule, during the first regular session of the biennium, a bill shall be considered as introduced if the member requests the Legislative Drafting Division of the Legislative Council to draft the bill with specific instructions as to its contents sufficient to permit its preparation, at least ten days before the deadline set in this rule.

     Second:  Senate Rule 41 is amended to read as follows:

41.  Each bill intended for presentation by any member of the Senate shall be presented first to the Legislative Drafting Division of the Legislative Council as far in advance of the date intended for introduction as may be practicable, but no later than the date provided in Rule 39. The Drafting Division Legislative Council shall examine and revise it as to form and expression, so far as may be required. After certifying to the revision and after approval by the sponsor the Drafting Division Legislative Council shall forward the bills to the printer designated by the Purchasing Director.

     Third:  Senate Rule 42 is amended to read as follows:

42.  The Secretary shall prescribe the form for bills and shall cause a sufficient number of the bills to be printed with suitable margins and spaces, and with lines of each page numbered.  With respect to Senate bills and resolutions, amendments to Senate bills and resolutions, Senate proposals of amendments to House bills and resolutions, proposals of amendments to the Vermont Constitution, and reports of Committees of Conference, the Secretary may:

(1) renumber and rearrange sections or parts of sections;

(2) transfer sections or divide sections so as to give separate section numbers to distinct subject matters, but without changing the meaning;

(3) insert or change the wording of headnotes;

(4) change reference numbers to agree with renumbered chapters or sections;

(5) substitute the proper section or chapter number for the terms "this act," "the preceding section" and similar terms;

(6) strike out figures where they are merely a repetition of written words and vice versa;

(7) change capitalizations for grammatical purposes;

(8) correct manifest typographical and grammatical errors; and

(9) make any other purely formal or clerical changes in keeping with the purposes of the legislation.

     Fourth:  Senate Rule 51 is amended to read as follows:

51.  Joint resolutions shall be treated in the same manner as bills except that joint resolutions expressing the sentiments of the General Assembly, or relating to adjournment, or relating to joint assemblies, or relating to pay of the Lieutenant Governor and members of the Legislature and other incidental expenses of the General Assembly, may be adopted upon their first reading; provided, however, that in the discretion of the President any joint resolution may be treated as a bill. Joint resolutions not treated as bills shall be printed in the Journal and they may, in the discretion of the President, and shall, upon vote of the Senate, be placed on the Calendar for action on the next day after being offered. No joint resolution need be revised by the Legislative Drafting Division of the Legislative Council or printed in full except in the journal. To the extent applicable, a Senate resolution shall be so treated.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE                                     

 

ATTESTED TO:

 

 

 

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David A. Gibson

Secretary of the Senate

DATE:_______________________



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