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Unformatted text preview: , but as if presented for the first time. The logic and practicality of such a rule is readily apparent considering that the Senate of the succeeding Congress (which will typically have a different composition as that of the previous Congress) should not be bound by the acts and deliberations of the Senate of which they had no part. (Neri v. Senate Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations, GR. No. 180643, Sept. 4, 2008) Q: What is its consequence? A: The consequence is that the Rules of Procedure must be republished by the Senate after every expiry of the term of the 12 Senators (Garcillano v. House of Representatives Committee on Public Information, G.R. No. 170338, Dec. 23, 2008) Q: Is the publication of the rules in the Internet a valid publication? A: The invocation of the Senators of the Provisions of “The Electronic Commerce Act of 2000,” to support their claim of valid publication through the internet as all the more incorrect. The law merely recognizes the admissibility in evidence of electronic data messages and/or electronic documents. It does not make the internet a medium for publishing laws, rules and regulations. (Garcillano v. House of Representatives Committee on Public Information, G.R. No. 170338, Dec. 23, 2008) LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND THE BICAMERAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE Q: What is the Doctrine of Shifting Majority? A: For each House of Congress to pass a bill, only the votes of the majority of those present in the session, there being a quorum, is required. Note: The basis for determining the existence of a quorum in the Senate shall be the total number of Senators who are within the coercive jurisdiction of the Senate (Avelino v. Cuenco, G.R. No. L‐2821, Mar. 4, 1949). Q: What is the so‐called one bill‐one subject rule? A: Every bill passed by the Congress shall embrace only one subject. The subject shall be expressed in the title of the bill. This rule is mandatory. Note: The purpose of such rule is (1) to prevent hodgepodge or log‐rolling legislation, (2) to prevent surprise or fraud upon the legislature, and to fairly appraise...
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