Senate Rules Title: SR1 Chapter: 3

            SR1-3-102.   Duties of the president.

            (1) The general duties of the president are to:

            (a) assign responsibilities to and supervise the officers and employees of the Senate;

            (b) assign places and determine access for news media representatives;

            (c) call the Senate to order at the time scheduled for convening, and proceed with the daily order of business;

            (d) announce the business before the Senate in the order that it is to be acted upon;

            (e) receive and submit all motions and proposals presented by senators;

            (f) put to a vote all questions that arise in the course of proceedings, and announce the results of the vote;

            (g) enforce the Senate Rules governing debates;

            (h) enforce observance of order and decorum;

            (i) inform the Senate on any point of order or practice;

            (j) receive and announce to the Senate any official messages and communications;

            (k) sign all acts, orders, and proceedings of the Senate;

            (l) appoint the members of committees; and

            (m) represent the Senate, declaring its will and obeying its commands.

            (2) The president shall:

            (a) sign, or authorize a designee to sign, all requisitions on the Division of Finance to pay Senate expenses; and

            (b) give final approval of all expenditure requests as authorized by the majority and minority leaders of the Senate, including compensation and reimbursement for expenses for in-state and out-of-state travel on legislative business.