S.2031 - Continuity of the Senate Act of 2004108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 01/27/2004)|
|Committees:||Senate - Rules and Administration|
|Latest Action:||07/22/2004 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S8771) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2031 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/27/2004)
Continuity of the Senate Act of 2004 - Provides that if the Senate ascertains that a quorum of the Senate is not present, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, or their designees, may jointly determine that such absence of a quorum is caused by the inability of the members of the Senate to discharge the powers and duties of the office during a time of national crisis.
Authorizes the legislature of each State to enact laws declaring who shall serve in the place of such members.