Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 444Primary Sponsor: StilwellType of Legislation: SRSubject: Senate RuleDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Jan 16, 1991Computer Document Number: JIC/5042.HCIntroduced Date: Jan 10, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Jan 16, 1991Last History Type: AdoptedScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: StilwellType of Legislation: Senate Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 444 Senate Jan 16, 1991 Adopted 444 Senate Jan 10, 1991 IntroducedView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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January 10, 1991
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Read the first time January 10, 1991.
TO AMEND RULE 7 OF THE RULES OF THE SENATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, RELATING TO QUESTIONS OF ORDER IN THE SENATE, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE PRESIDING OFFICER TO MAINTAIN ORDER IN THE SENATE CHAMBER AND GALLERY IF A VISITOR CREATES A DISTURBANCE.
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That Rule 7 of the Rules of the Senate is amended to read:
If any a Senator in speaking, or otherwise transgress violates the Rules of the Senate, the presiding officer shall, or any member may, call him to order; and when a member shall be is called to order by the President or a Senator, he shall sit down and shall may not proceed without leave of the Senate. Every question of order shall must be decided by the President, without debate, subject to an appeal to the Senate. The President may call for the sense of the Senate on any question of order.
If a visitor in the chamber or in the gallery engages in a demonstration of approval or disapproval or creates a disturbance which affects the decorum of the Senate, the presiding officer shall take those measures necessary to enforce order."