By Senator T. Sheldon


     WHEREAS, The Senate adopted permanent rules for the 2001-2003 biennium under Senate Resolution 2001-8601; and


     WHEREAS, Pursuant to Senate Rule 35, the Senate has received one day's notice from Senator T. Sheldon of his intent to move adoption of an amendment to the Senate Rule 53 in the manner set forth below;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That Senate Resolution 2001-8601 and Rule 53 of the Permanent Rules of the Senate for the 2001-2003 biennium are each amended to read as follows:



     Rule 53.  No amendment to the budget, capital budget or supplemental budget, not incorporated in the bill as reported by the ways and means committee, shall be adopted except by the affirmative vote of ((sixty percent)) a simple majority of the senators elected or appointed.