Current Status Bill Number:
127Type of Legislation: Senate Resolution SRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970114Primary Sponsor: McConnellAll Sponsors: McConnell, Ravenel, Reese, Short, J. Verne Smith, Drummond, Holland, Alexander, Glover, Bryan, Russell, Martin, Rankin, McGill and FordDrafted Document Number: s-resDate of Last Amendment: 19970122Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970122Subject: Senate Rule 13, points of personal privilege, General Assembly
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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
January 22, 1997
Introduced by Senators McConnell, Ravenel, Reese, Short, J. Verne Smith, Drummond, Holland, Alexander, Glover, Bryan, Russell, Martin, Rankin, McGill and Ford
S. Printed 1/22/97--S.
Read the first time January 14, 1997.
TO AMEND SENATE RULE 13, RELATING TO POINTS OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE, SO AS TO SPECIFY WHEN REMARKS OF THIS NATURE ARE ALLOWED AND TO FURTHER SPECIFY TIME LIMITS REGARDING POINTS OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That Rule 13 of the Rules of the Senate shall be amended to read as follows:
Points of Personal Privilege and Expressions of Personal Interest
Any member may rise to a point of personal privilege provided that a point of personal privilege shall be defined as questions affecting the rights, reputation, and conduct of members of the body in their representative capacity.
A point of personal privilege must relate to persons as members of the body or relate to charges against the character of a member which charges, if true, would affect the rights of membership.
A member rising to a point of personal privilege must confine his or her remarks to those matters which concern the member personally and has only the right to defend himself and no other persons.
All other remarks made by a member shall be regarded as a point an expression of personal interest and when a member is recognized for a point an expression of personal interest, such remarks shall in all cases be limited to not more than five (5) minutes.