A New Day in the State House
Specifically, Hackney's new rules do the following:
• Ban committee floaters
• Ban blank bills
• Ban same day consideration of legislation
• Limit special provisions in the budget unless they pertain to appropriations
The Senate adopted their rules on the first day of session, back in January, so they will not be taking up any of these reforms. While it's unfortunate that they will not act on reform this year, the Senate is now under increased pressure to also institute reform measures when they next adopt rules.