< Back to S.Res. 11 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)

Text of A resolution to establish as a standing order of the Senate that a Senator publicly disclose a notice of intent ...

...notice of intent to objecting to any measure or matter.

This resolution was introduced on January 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 5, 2011 (Introduced).

Download PDF

Source: GPO

III

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 11

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 5, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Grassley, Mrs. McCaskill, Ms. Collins, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Durbin, Ms. Klobuchar, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Bingaman, and Mr. Manchin) submitted the following resolution; which was ordered to lie over under the rule

RESOLUTION

To establish as a standing order of the Senate that a Senator publicly disclose a notice of intent to objecting to any measure or matter.

1.

Eliminating secret Senate holds

(a)

In general

(1)

Covered request

This standing order shall apply to a notice of intent to object to the following covered requests:

(A)

A unanimous consent request to proceed to a bill, resolution, joint resolution, concurrent resolution, conference report, or amendment between the Houses.

(B)

A unanimous consent request to pass a bill or joint resolution or adopt a resolution, concurrent resolution, conference report, or the disposition of an amendment between the Houses.

(C)

A unanimous consent request for disposition of a nomination.

(2)

Recognition of notice of intent

The majority and minority leaders of the Senate or their designees shall recognize a notice of intent to object to a covered request of a Senator who is a member of their caucus if the Senator—

(A)

submits the notice of intent to object in writing to the appropriate leader and grants in the notice of intent to object permission for the leader or designee to object in the Senator's name; and

(B)

not later than 1 session day after submitting the notice of intent to object to the appropriate leader, submits a copy of the notice of intent to object to the Congressional Record and to the Legislative Clerk for inclusion in the applicable calendar section described in subsection (b).

(3)

Form of notice

To be recognized by the appropriate leader a Senator shall submit the following notice of intent to object:

I, Senator _______, intend to object to ________, dated _______. I will submit a copy of this notice to the Legislative Clerk and the Congressional Record within 1 session day and I give my permission to the objecting Senator to object in my name. The first blank shall be filled with the name of the Senator, the second blank shall be filled with the name of the covered request, the name of the measure or matter and, if applicable, the calendar number, and the third blank shall be filled with the date that the notice of intent to object is submitted.

(b)

Calendar

Upon receiving the submission under subsection (a)(2)(B), the Legislative Clerk shall add the information from the notice of intent to object to the applicable Calendar section entitled Notices of Intent to Object to Proceeding created by Public Law 110–81. Each section shall include the name of each Senator filing a notice under subsection (a)(2)(B), the measure or matter covered by the calendar to which the notice of intent to object relates, and the date the notice of intent to object was filed.

(c)

Removal

A Senator may have a notice of intent to object relating to that Senator removed from a calendar to which it was added under subsection (b) by submitting for inclusion in the Congressional Record the following notice:

I, Senator _____, do not object to _______, dated _____. The first blank shall be filled with the name of the Senator, the second blank shall be filled with the name of the covered request, the name of the measure or matter and, if applicable, the calendar number, and the third blank shall be filled with the date of the submission to the Congressional Record under this subsection.

(d)

Objecting on behalf of a Member

If a Senator who has notified his or her leader of an intent to object to a covered request fails to submit a notice of intent to object under subsection (a)(2)(B) within 1 session day following an objection to a covered request by the leader or his or her designee on that Senator’s behalf, the Legislative Clerk shall list the Senator who made the objection to the covered request in the applicable Notice of Intent to Object to Proceeding calendar section.