South Carolina Legislature

Rule 8.

May Speak Twice in One Debate

      No Senator shall speak more than twice in any one debate, on the same day, without leave of the Senate.

      Any Senator, who absents himself or herself for three (3) hours or more from the Senate Chamber after due notice that Rule 3(B) has been invoked, or is not present for two quorum roll calls which are called more than two hours apart, forfeits his or her right to speak for more than one hour on any matter pertaining to the Bill being debated on that legislative day, unless granted leave by the Senate to speak for a longer period, or unless such member obtains a leave of absence from the Senate either before or after invocation of the Rule.

Last Updated: 1/15/09 12:10 PM

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