UST POLI LAW

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: o suspend or expel a member in accordance with its rules and proceedings 2. To enter the Yeas and nays in the Journal 3. To declare the existence of a state of war NUMBER OF VOTES REQUIRED 2/3 of all its members (Sec. 16, Article VI) 1/5 of the members present (Sec. 16 (4), Article VI) 2/3 of both houses in joint session voting separately (Sec. 23, Article VI) ACADEMICS CHAIR: LESTER JAY ALAN E. FLORES II U N I V E R S I T Y O F S A N T O T O M A S VICE CHAIRS FOR ACADEMICS: KAREN JOY G. SABUGO & JOHN HENRY C. MENDOZA Facultad de Derecho Civil VICE CHAIR FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE: JEANELLE C. LEE VICE CHAIRS FOR LAY‐OUT AND DESIGN: EARL LOUIE M. MASACAYAN & THEENA C. MARTINEZ 27 UST GOLDEN NOTES 2011 4. To re‐pass a bill after Presidential veto 5. To determine the President’s disability after submissions by both the Cabinet and the President 2/3 of the Members of the House where it originated followed by 2/3 of the Members of the other House 2/3 of both Houses voting separately (Sec. 11, Article VI) Q: What is the rule on adjournment? A: Neither House during the sessions of the Congress shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than 3 days, nor to any other place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting. (Sec. 16, Art. VI) Q: What is adjournment sine die? A: Interval between the session of one Congress and that of another. INTERNAL GOVERNMENT OF CONGRESS Q: Who are the elected officers of Congress? A: 1. Senate President 2. Speaker of the House 3. Such officers as deemed by each house to be necessary Q: How is election of officers done? A: By a majority vote of all respective members (Section 16, Art. VI). a. QUORUM Q: What is a quorum? A: A quorum is such number which enables a body to transact its business. It is such number which makes a lawful body and gives such body the power to pass a law or ordinance or any valid act that is binding. Alternative Answer: Quorum is based on the proportion between those physically present and the total membership of the body. 28 Note: In computing quorum, members who are outside the country and thus outside of each House’s jurisdiction a...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online