April 2, 2008
By: Meghan Reilly, Legislative Fellow
For your information and use in the 2008 session, we enclose summaries of the Senate Rulings for the 2007 regular and special sessions. These summaries will be included in the Senate Precedents section of the 2009 edition of Rules and Precedents of the General Assembly. They will also be searchable on-line from the General Assembly's “Legislative Documents” link.
As always, our goal is to make these summaries as complete, accurate, and useful as possible. If you or your staff have any comments or suggestions, I hope you will let us know.
CONDUCT OF DEBATE
The bill concerned the allocation of private activity bonds for residential housing. Senate “A” was called and a member moved acceptance. The bill was pass retained. When it was called again, the member who offered the amendment raised a point of order as to whether to resume the debate underway when the bill was last before the Senate or whether the initial member moving acceptance should have the floor.
The president determined that the member moving acceptance could bring the bill out and then the floor would return to the member who introduced the amendment.
Fedele, May 22, 2007