Text: S.Res.197 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/21/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. RES. 197


To provide sufficient time for legislation to be read.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 21, 2017

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


RESOLUTION

To provide sufficient time for legislation to be read.

Resolved, That (a) it shall not be in order for the Senate to consider any bill, resolution, message, conference report, amendment between the Houses, 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 consideration of 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) 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.

(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.