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Text of A resolution to provide sufficient time for legislation to be read.

This resolution was introduced on March 1, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 1, 2011 (Introduced).

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III

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 82

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 1, 2011

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration

RESOLUTION

To provide sufficient time for legislation to be read.

That

(a)

it shall not be in order for the Senate to consider any bill, resolution, message, conference report, amendment, treaty, or any other measure or matter until 1 session day has passed since introduction for every 20 pages included in the measure or matter in the usual form plus 1 session day for any number of remaining pages less than 20 in the usual form.

(b)
(1)

Any Senator may raise a point of order that any bill, resolution, message, conference report, amendment, treaty, or any other measure or matter is not in order under subsection (a). No motion to table the point of order shall be in order.

(2)

Any Senator may move to waive a point of order raised under paragraph (1) by an affirmative yea and nay vote of two-thirds of the Senators duly chosen and sworn. All motions to waive under this subparagraph shall be debatable collectively for not to exceed 3 hours equally divided between the Senator raising the point for order and the Senator moving to waive the point of order or their designees. A motion to waive the point of order shall not be amendable.

(3)

This resolution is enacted pursuant to the power granted to each House of Congress to determine the Rules of its Proceedings in clause 2 of section 5 of Article I of the Constitution of the United States.