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Changes to Senate Rules

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SR 1201 resolves that the Rules of the Senate of the 101st General Assembly are amended as follows:

(1) The President of the Senate, in consultation with the Minority Leader of the Senate, may establish a process by which senators and members of the public may participate remotely in hearings for standing committees, special committees, subcommittees or special subcommittees, and service committees.

(2) The Senate Government Accountability and Pensions Committee is split into two separate committees: the Senate Government Accountability and Ethics Committee; and the Senate Pensions Committee.

(3) In times of pestilence or public danger, the senate may adopt a motion to allow a member to remotely participate and vote in the regular and special sessions of the senate, provided that at all times a quorum of members is physically present at the location of session.

Sponsor: 
Senator Don Harmon