Studies & Bills

Orders of Reference

An order of reference is a decision of the Senate authorizing a committee to undertake the study of an issue, bill or other matter. Most committees require an order of reference before they can undertake such work. However, three committees are empowered by the Rules of the Senate to act on their own initiative without a prior order of reference from the Senate. These are the Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament; the Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration; and the Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators.

Studies & Bills Order of Reference  note  note
Motion to fill the position of Speaker pro tempore by means of a secret ballot
2020-11-19
Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 1:21 PM
Make recommendations to the Senate on issues relating to meetings of either the Senate, or meetings of committees by videoconference or teleconference, to the coordination of such meetings, and facilitate or enhance their operations
2020-10-29
Monday, March 22, 2021 at 4:01 PM
Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Pursuant to 4:03 2(2) of the Senate Administrative Rules, Allocation of Office Accommodations
2020-10-27
Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Pursuant to rule 12-2(4)(b) of the Rules of the Senate (changes to committee membership)
2020-10-27
Pursuant to rules 12-2(1)(a) of the Rules of the Senate (Speaker pro tempore), and 12-2(2) of the Rules of the Senate (committee membership)
2020-10-27
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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