www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Dick's opens sporting goods store in Garden City -8/19/2014, 4:46 PM

Salina firefighters to participate in Fill the Boot -8/19/2014, 3:52 PM

Plenty of food options for hungry car enthusiasts at BlackTop Nationals -8/19/2014, 3:51 PM

Empac CEO Gordon Rogers set to retire -8/19/2014, 3:51 PM

Dr. Trent Davis to fill city seat -8/19/2014, 3:51 PM

201408181443MCT_____REG_NEWS13693021_0 -8/18/2014, 3:50 PM

Brownback unveils campaign platform, vows to add 100,000 private sector jobs -8/18/2014, 3:50 PM

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback pushes small-business agenda -8/18/2014, 3:50 PM

Derby Public School among Kansas nominations for National Register of Historic Places -8/18/2014, 3:50 PM

Wichita police hope movie about fake cops won't spur impersonation cases -8/18/2014, 3:50 PM

Robbers break into residence, threaten man with hammer and gun -8/18/2014, 3:49 PM

Reno County deputy, wife die from injuries in motorcycle accident -8/18/2014, 3:49 PM

Lindsborg group raising money to restore Coronado Heights castle, park -8/18/2014, 3:49 PM

Kansas oil and gas group to hear about lesser prairie chicken ruling -8/18/2014, 3:49 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

New Kan. Senate leaders pondering rules panel

Published on -12/13/2012, 7:11 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas Senate's new Republican leaders are weighing changes in how the chamber settles disputes over its rules.

Incoming Senate President Susan Wagle said Wednesday one possibility is forming a rules committee, similar to one in the House. But Wagle said GOP senators haven't worked out the details.

New Majority Leader Terry Bruce of Hutchinson said another possibility is appointing a parliamentarian.

In the House, when questions arise, rules committee members have impromptu meetings in the chamber, and the chairman makes a finding. However, the House can vote to overrule the decision.

In the Senate, the member presiding over debates or votes makes a decision, subject to being overridden by the chamber.

Any changes in that practice would be considered after the 2013 session opens in January.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos