Bill Text: CT SR00101 | 2017 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Resolution Concerning The Rules Of The Senate For The January Special Session, 2018.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2018-01-08 - Adopted, Senate [SR00101 Detail]

Download: Connecticut-2017-SR00101-Introduced.html

General Assembly


Senate Resolution No. 101

January Special Session, 2018


LCO No. 10587



Referred to Committee on No Committee


Introduced by:


SEN. DUFF, 25th Dist.

SEN. WITKOS, 8th Dist.



Resolved by the Senate:

That the rules of the Senate at this Special Session shall be the same as the rules of the Senate in force at the 2017 regular session, except as said rules are amended, altered or repealed in this resolution.

Strike out Rules 7, 9, 13, 17 and 18 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

9. A bill or resolution certified in accordance with section 2-26 of the general statutes, if filed in the House, may be transmitted to and acted upon first by the Senate with the consent of the speaker; and if filed in the Senate, may be transmitted to and acted upon first by the House with the consent of the President Pro Tempore.

Strike out Rule 19 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

19. The order of business shall be as follows:

1. Reception of communications from the Governor and the Secretary of the State.

2. Introduction of bills and resolutions.

3. Reception of business from the House.

4. Introduction of guests.

Strike out Rule 29 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

29. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received except:

1. To adjourn.

2. To recess.

3. For the previous question.

4. To close the debate at a specified time.

5. To pass temporarily.

6. To pass retain.

7. To postpone to a certain time.

8. To divide the question.

9. To amend.

10. To postpone indefinitely.

These several motions shall have precedence in the order listed in this rule, and no motion to continue to the next General Assembly or to postpone indefinitely, having been once decided, shall be again allowed at the same session and at the same state of the bill or subject matter.

Strike out Rule 30 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

30. Amendments shall be filed with the clerk of the Senate.

Any member who offers an amendment, originating in the Senate which, if adopted, would reduce state revenues or increase state expenditures by a specified amount or which would involve a significant fiscal impact, shall make available to the president, president pro tempore, the majority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the Senate at the time the amendment is offered, in addition to a fiscal note, a signed and typewritten explanation, of the decrease in expenditures or the source of the increased revenues required to balance the state budget.

Whenever a bill is substantively amended, it may be referred to the legislative commissioners to be re-examined for the purposes set forth in Rule 13 of the Joint Rules for the 2017 regular session and to be reprinted as amended. The Legislative Commissioners' Office shall complete its examination of any such bill within three calendar days of its receipt. The bill shall then be transmitted to the clerk.

Add a new Rule 37 as follows:

37. Only those bills and substantive resolutions specified in paragraph 1 of Rule 7 of the Joint Rules for this Special Session, certified as provided in Rule 9 of said Joint Rules, and, except as provided in Rule 33 of said Joint Rules, only those resolutions pertaining to the rules of this Special Session, the printing of the journals of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the expenses of this Special Session, shall be received.