SRULE 17.4     

Rule 17.4.  Meetings; notice; quorum; vote; oath

A.  All meetings of the Select Committee on Discipline and Expulsion shall be held in the Senate Chamber;  Notice of meetings, insofar as practicable, shall be given in accordance with applicable rules of the Senate governing notice of meetings of standing committees during legislative sessions.

B.  A majority of the total members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.  The affirmative vote of majority of those present and voting, assuming a quorum, shall be required for actions of the committee.

C.  Prior to consideration of any resolution referred to it or undertaking any business in connection therewith, except establishing a quorum, the members of the select committee shall subscribe to the following oath, which shall be administered by the secretary or, in his absence, by a person qualified to administer oaths selected by the chairman:

"I do solemnly swear (affirm) that in all things appertaining to the matters referred to this Select Committee and contained in Senate Resolution No.___________ of _________________, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws.  I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this State, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as a member of the Senate Select Committee on Discipline and Expulsion in the aforesaid matter, according to the best of my ability and understanding, so help me God."