Adopts the 2013 permanent rules as the Senate permanent rules with the following exceptions.
Amends Rule 2, adding a subsection (b) that specifies conditions under which the Principal Clerk of the Senate may convene the Senate to announce to the chamber that the Senate is in recess until a later, specified hour. Makes a conforming change to Rule 4.
Adds Rule 24.1 to provide that a motion to adjourn or stand in recess subject to the standard stipulations constitutes a motion to adjourn or stand in recess subject to (1) the introduction of bills, (2) referral and re-referral of bills, (3) the reading of Senatorial Statements, and (4) messages from the Governor.
Amends Rule 32 to add Workforce and Economic Development to the list of standing/select committees.
Amends Rule 38 to clarify that all the rules' provisions that apply to bills (as well as resolutions,memorials, and petitions)include, but are not limited to, provisions governing the introduction, eligibility, and filing of bills.
Amends subsection (a) of Rule 40 to provide for the filing on January 14, 2015, pursuant to GS 120-11.1, a simple resolution to establish the Senate Permanent Rules, and a joint resolution to adjourn to January 28, 2015. Prohibits the filing of any other bills on January 14, 2015. Makes a technical correction to Rule 40.
Amends Rule 40.1 to update deadlines for filing bills for introduction to dates in 2015. Provides that all local bills must be filed for introduction no later than Tuesday, March 3, 2015, except that local bills submitted to the Bill Drafting Division by 4:00 P.M. on March 3, 2015, and filed for introduction in the Senate by 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, are to be treated as if they had been filed for introduction under this rule. Provides that all public bills, except for those for action on gubernatorial nominations or appointments or adjourning the General Assembly must be filed no later than Friday, March 13, 2015. However, public bills submitted to the Bill Drafting Division by 4:00 P.M. on March 13, 2015, and filed in the Senate before 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 26, 2015,are to be treated as if they had been filed for introduction under this rule.
Amends Rule 41 to set the crossover bill deadline as Thursday, May 7, 2015.
Amends Rule 44, which provides that every bill mustreceive three readings before it is passed, to provide that unless a member of the Senate objects, a bill may be referred and presented to the Senate by its bill number and short title.
Amends Rule 63 regarding providing legislative assistants and other Senate staff. Assigns one legislative assistant position to each Senate member, and provides that additional staff positions may be allocated to members at the discretion of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Provides that the selection of a person to fill a staff position assigned to an individual member's office is his or her prerogative.
Makesadditionaltechnical corrections and conforming changes.
Bill S 1 (2015-2016)Summary date: Jan 14 2015 - View summary