II.        Amendments to the Rules of the Senate adopted at the 2004 Budget Session:



Senate Rule 7-1 is amended to read as follows:




7-1       Senate Standing Committees shall be appointed by the President of the Senate, with the advice and consent of the  Rules and Procedure Committee.  Senate Standing Committees are as follows:


            1.         Judiciary

            2.         Appropriations

            3.         Revenue

            4.         Education

            5.         Agriculture, Public Lands and Water Resources

            6.         Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources

            7.         Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions

            8.         Transportation, and Highways and Military Affairs

            9.         Minerals, Business and Economic Development

            10.       Labor, Health and Social Services

            11.       Journal

            12.       Rules and Procedure



Senate Rule 13-1 is amended to read as follows:




13-1     The bill shall be read a third time, at least one legislative working day after the second reading unless laid back under Senate Rule 10‑4.  It shall be read by bill number, catch title, sponsor, catch title and enacting clause only.


Senate Rule 14-5 is amended to read as follows:




14-5     Any member may change his vote on a roll call of ayes and noes only after the call is completed, but only before the announced results vote is closed.



Senate Rule 22-1(b) is amended to read as follows:




22-1                 (a)        After second reading all uncontested bills which have no amendments pending shall be placed by the Chief Clerk on the consent list.  If amendments are subsequently prepared to a bill, the bill shall be automatically removed from the consent list. Any member may object to having any bill placed on the consent list, in which case it shall be removed from the consent list.  Any bill removed from the consent list shall be considered separately on third reading and final passage.


(b)        At the beginning of third reading and final passage of bills, the majority floor leader shall move the consent list by reading the each bill numbers number followed by the catch title and the presiding officer shall call for the roll call on all the bills on the consent list.  After the roll call is completed, the Chief Clerk will then ask any member who wishes to change his vote to stand and identify himself as to each bill or bills on the consent list.  The results of the final roll call will then be announced for each bill.