GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
EXTRA SESSION 2016
SENATE RESOLUTION 1
Senator Apodaca (Primary Sponsor).
February 18, 2016
A SENATE RESOLUTION adopting the permanent rules of the Senate for the 2016 Extra session of the general assembly.
Be it resolved by the Senate:
SECTION 1. The permanent rules of the 2015 Regular Session, with the following amendments, are the rules governing the 2016 Extra Session of the General Assembly:
RULE 32. List of standing/select committees. – The standing committees shall be:
Rules and Operations of the Senate.
All committees except Redistricting shall be comprised of the members who were appointed to those committees during the 2015 Regular Session. Members of the Redistricting Committee shall be appointed as provided in Rule 31.
RULE 36.2. Amendments concerning redistricting. – Any member of the Senate may propose an amendment in committee on a bill, whether or not that Senator is a member of the Committee. No amendment may be offered on the floor of the Senate unless that amendment was proposed in committee. An amendment must replace the entire text of the bill that is being amended and be accompanied by a map showing all of the Congressional districts in the State. This rule applies only to amendments on a bill adopting new redistricting plans for the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States.
RULE 40. Introduction of bills. – Every bill introduced shall contain on the Senate e‑jacket the title of the document and the name of the Senator or Senators presenting it. The Principal Clerk of the Senate shall receive, number, and present each bill to the Senate for first reading on the day it is filed.
RULE 40.1. Limitation on introduction and consideration of resolutions and bills. – The only resolutions that may be introduced or considered in the Senate are resolutions establishing the rules governing the Extra Session and adjourning the Extra Session sine die. The only bills, parts of bills, or amendments to bills that may be introduced or considered in the Senate are bills, parts of bills, or amendments adopting new redistricting plans for the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States and bills, parts of bills, or amendments providing for the scheduling and implementation of the Congressional primary election in 2016.
RULE 41. (Reserved).
RULE 43. First reading; reference to committee. – All bills introduced and all House bills received upon a message from the House of Representatives, upon presentation to the Senate, shall be read in the regular order of business by their number and title which shall constitute the first reading of the bill on the day on which they are received. The Chair of the Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate or, in the Chair's absence, the Vice‑Chair of the Committee, or the President Pro Tempore may refer to a Senate committee all bills introduced in the Senate or received from the House of Representatives. Upon the referral being made, the Chair of the Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate shall notify the Principal Clerk of the Senate of the referral, and the Reading Clerk shall announce the referral of the bill. The Principal Clerk shall inform the Presiding Officer of the referral. The title and referral shall be entered upon the Journal. Bills may be referred to more than one committee serially.
RULE 43.1. Second reading. – All bills reported by committee shall be placed before the Senate for second reading and immediate consideration upon passage.
RULE 50. Third reading requirements. – When a bill or resolution has passed its second reading, it shall be placed on the calendar for immediate consideration on its third reading, unless prohibited by Section 23 of Article II of the North Carolina Constitution.
RULE 56.1. Amendments and committee substitutes adopted by the House to bills originating in the Senate. – (a) Whenever the House has adopted an amendment or a committee substitute for a bill originating in the Senate and has returned the bill to the Senate for concurrence in that amendment or committee substitute, the Senate may concur in that amendment or committee substitute on the same legislative day.
RULE 59. (Reserved).
SECTION 2. This resolution is effective upon adoption.