A Senate resolution
relating to rules; adopting temporary rules for the 89th session of the Legislature.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Senate of the State of Minnesota:
The permanent rules of the Senate for the 88th session of the Legislature are adopted
temporary rules for the 89th session, to be effective until the adoption of permanent
rules by a
majority vote of the Senate, subject to the following conditions:
A bill may not be introduced on the first day.
The rules referred to above are amended as follows:
3.3 An original and
two copies one copy
are required for introduction.
16.CREDENTIALS FOR NEWS COVERAGE
16.1(a) The Secretary of the Senate shall provide a reasonable number of spaces on
the Senate floor and in the Senate gallery for individuals and organizations with
and passes issued under this rule.
The Sergeant at Arms may not issue credentials or day passes under this rule to political
organizations or to individuals affiliated with a political organization
. For the purposes of this
rule, "political organization" means an organization owned or controlled by a registered
1.17a political caucus,
a political party, or any party organization and "individuals affiliated with a
1.18political organization" means an individual who, during the preceding 24 months, has
1.19employed by or received any compensation from a political organization
Due to the limited space available for organizations or individuals providing news
coverage of the Senate, the Senate finds that there is a compelling public interest
credentials issued under this rule to organizations or individuals who demonstrate
provide regular news coverage of the legislature. For session credentials, an organization
individual must submit an application to the Sergeant at Arms. The Sergeant at Arms
the application and approve or reject it within 14 days after receipt. Upon the request
Sergeant at Arms, an applicant for credentials must provide evidence of the applicant's
in providing regular news coverage of the legislature. Evidence of regular news coverage
include examples of news coverage of legislative matters produced by the applicant.
examples must include written, video, or audio coverage written or recorded in the
past year, and
a description of how they were publicly distributed. Any opinion expressed in the
examples is not
subject to review under this rule at any time.
If an application is rejected, the Sergeant at Arms must state the reason for the
rejection in writing and notify the applicant, the Secretary of the Senate, the Majority
and the Minority Leader in writing.
An appeal of a denial of credentials must be made in writing to the Secretary of
Senate, the Senate Majority Leader, and the Senate Minority Leader. The Committee
on Rules and
Administration shall review and decide the appeal within 14 days after receiving a
letter of appeal.
16.2The Sergeant at Arms may grant a
passes upon the request of a member or upon
2.18 the request of pass for access authorized under Rule 16.1, paragraph (a). The day pass may be
2.19issued for a single day to
an individual or organization who has not applied for credentials and
who is not prohibited from receiving credentials under Rule 16.1, paragraph
(a) (b). The pass
2.21may be granted upon the request of a member or the organization or individual, and
2.22renewed from day to day upon request
16.3The Secretary shall compile and distribute to the public a directory of individuals
and organizations who have been issued credentials under Rule 16.1 to provide news
from the Senate floor. The directory must include each individual's picture and organization
and a brief biography.
16.4The Secretary must issue each individual or organization with credentials an
identification badge showing the individual's name and organization. The individual
the badge when in the Senate Chamber.
2.3016.5(a) A credential shall be revoked by the Sergeant at Arms if the Sergeant has received
2.31credible information indicating that the individual or organization either was not
2.32receive the credential when it was given, or no longer qualifies for a credential.
3.1(b) An appeal of a revocation of credentials must be made in writing to the Secretary
3.2Senate, the Senate Majority Leader, and the Senate Minority Leader. The Committee
on Rules and
3.3Administration shall review and decide the appeal within 14 days after receiving a
letter of appeal.