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Rules

The General Court is comprised of two distinct legislative bodies, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Each of these legislative bodies are governed by the Constitution, General Laws, the various court and sundry rulings, and its own set of rules (the House Rules and the Senate Rules) adopted by each chamber and a second set of rules adopted, in concurrence, known as the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives. These rules help govern the legislative process.

Senate Rules

The Senate Rules: The set of rules adopted by the Senate as permanent rules for the 2013-2014 legislative sessions.

House Rules

The House Rules: The set of rules adopted by the House of Representatives as permanent rules for the 2013-2014 legislative sessions.

Joint Rules

Joint Rules: The set of rules adopted by the Senate and House of Representatives as permanent rules for the 2013-2014 legislative sessions.

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