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S.Res. 20: A resolution providing for sufficient time for legislation to be read.


The text of the resolution below is as of Jan 28, 2021 (Introduced).


III

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 20

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 28, 2021

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

RESOLUTION

Providing for sufficient time for legislation to be read.

1.

Time for reading of legislation

(a)

In general

It shall not be in order for the Senate to consider any bill, resolution, message, conference report, amendment between the Houses, amendment, treaty, or 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)

Point of order

(1)

In general

Any Senator may raise a point of order that consideration of any bill, resolution, message, conference report, amendment, treaty, or other measure or matter is not in order under subsection (a). A motion to table the point of order shall not be in order.

(2)

Waiver

Paragraph (1) may be waived or suspended only by an affirmative vote of three-fifths of the Members, duly chosen and sworn. All motions to waive under this paragraph shall be debatable collectively for not to exceed 3 hours equally divided between the Senator raising the point of 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.

(c)

Constitutional authority

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