Danny Hakim, "Senate Revises Its Rules to Give More Power to the Minority"
The New York State Senate implemented the ideas I posted on reforming the New York State Senante on Daily Kos.
NOw, "any senator can bring a bill to the floor if the majority of the senators support the move." It has to go through the committee process. But lawmakers can move a bill introduced int he first three and a half months of the session (to prevent things from coming up suddenly without thought) out of committee with 37 votes on a proportion.
And a third of any committee's members can force hearings on any bill.