RULES OF THE SENATE
STATE OF HAWAII
THE NINETEENTH STATE LEGISLATURE
(1997-1998)
(As published in the Hawaii Legislators' Handbook, 1997 edition)

PREAMBLE

PART I. ORGANIZATION, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
Rule 1 Organization
Rule 2 Officers and Employees
Rule 3 The President
Rule 4 The Vice-President
Rule 5 President Pro Tempore
Rule 6 The Clerk
Rule 7 Assistant Clerk
Rule 8 Invocation
Rule 9 Sergeant-at-Arms
Rule 10 Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms
Rule 11 Responsibility of Officers and Employees
Rule 12 Pay of Members, Officers and Employees

PART II. COMMITTEES
Rule 13 Committees: Types and Composition
Rule 14 Committee Chairs
Rule 15 Committees: Control and Excuse from Membership
Rule 16 Standing Committees
Rule 17 Standing Committees: General Responsibility
Rule 18 Committee on Ways and Means: Special
Responsibility
Rule 19 Leadership Committees
Rule 20 Meetings of Committees
Rule 21 Decision-Making by Committee
Rule 22 Public Hearings on Bills
Rule 23 Committee Reports
Rule 24 Committees: Factfinding and Content of Reports
Rule 25 Committee of the Whole

PART III. SESSIONS; ATTENDANCE; NOMINATIONS
Rule 26 Meetings
Rule 27 Attendance
Rule 28 Extension of Session
Rule 29 Recessed Session
Rule 30 Special Sessions
Rule 31 Adjournments
Rule 32 Motion to Adjourn
Rule 33 Quorum
Rule 34 Executive Session
Rule 35 Clearing of the Senate
Rule 36 Nominations; Appointments
Rule 37 Meeting at Place Other than Capitol

PART IV. ORDER OF BUSINESS
Rule 38 Order of Business: General
Rule 39 Order of Business: Special
Rule 40 Order of Business: Committee Reports and
Gubernatorial Messages
Rule 41 Order of Business: Order of the Day
Rule 42 Order of Business: Unfinished Business
Rule 43 Order of Business: Questions on Priority

PART V. BILLS; RESOLUTIONS
Rule 44 Bills: Introduction
Rule 45 Bills: Referral to Committee
Rule 46 Bills: Required Readings
Rule 47 Bills: First Reading
Rule 48 Bills: Second Reading
Rule 49 Bills: Third Reading
Rule 50 Bills: Property of Senate
Rule 51 Bills: Recall from Committee
Rule 52 Matters Tabled
Rule 53 Bills: Amendments
Rule 54 Bills: Certification
Rule 55 Bills: Received from House of Representatives
Rule 56 Bills: Transmittal to House of Representatives
Rule 57 Bills: Correction of Errors
Rule 58 Bills: Order of Consideration
Rule 59 Bills: Special Order of Consideration

PART VI. RESOLUTIONS; MOTIONS
Rule 60 Resolutions and Motions: Form
Rule 61 Motions: Second Required
Rule 62 Motions: Disposition
Rule 63 Motions Applicable to Pending Matters
Rule 64 Matters Postponed Indefinitely
Rule 65 Motion for Previous Question
Rule 66 Motion for Reconsideration

PART VII. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Rule 67 Petitions, Memorials, and Miscellaneous
Communications

PART VIII. ORDER; DEBATE; VOTING
Rule 68 Questions of Order
Rule 69 Debate: General Limitation
Rule 70 Voting: Methods
Rule 71 Voting: Rights of Members

PART IX. DECORUM; DISCLOSURES; PEER REVIEW; PUNISHMENT
Rule 72 Misconduct; Procedure; Peer Review
Rule 73 Decorum: Transgression of Rules
Rule 74 Decorum: Address
Rule 75 Decorum: Person Called to Order While Speaking
Rule 76 Decorum: Presence in Senate
Rule 77 Decorum: Conduct in Session
Rule 78 Decorum: Disorderly Conduct in Session
Rule 79 Decorum: Recording of Debate Called to Order
Rule 80 Decorum: Smoking
Rule 81 Decorum: Solicitation Prohibited
Rule 82 Disclosures
Rule 83 Violating Confidence

PART X. QUESTIONS TO STATE OFFICERS
Rule 84 Questions to State Officers

PART XI. AMENDMENT, SUSPENSION AND INTERPRETATION OF RULES
Rule 85 Amendments; Suspension; Violations
Rule 86 Parliamentary Procedure


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