Sunday, July 19, 2009

New York Times Page A8 July 17th 2008 Voe l.LVIII No 54,739

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.

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