Senate Rules


Teleconference Instructions:

Due to the statewide stay-at-home order and guidance on physical distancing, seating for committee hearings will be very limited for press and for the public. All are encouraged to watch our hearing from its livestream on the Senate’s website at

We encourage the public to submit written testimony on Governor Appointments to, and for all other items to, before the hearing. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.

The Capitol will be open for attendance of committee hearings, but the public is strongly encouraged to participate via the web portal or telephonically.

Information regarding a call-in option for testimony will be made available and updated the night prior to the hearing date.                          


Participant number: (844) 291-6364; Access Code: 7502013


Please note: In order for your testimony to be heard clearly, you must mute any devices you are using to live stream the committee hearing prior to calling into the teleconference service. Please do not testify using speakerphone or bluetooth, this can cause acoustic feedback and make it very difficult to hear your testimony.                                           


                                                 WE ARE STILL WORKING AND ARE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU

To protect public health and slow the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the State Capitol is closed to the public.  However, we are working remotely to continue to serve you. 

  • We are receiving office phone calls and responding to all email communications during the business hours of 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm ~ Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. 
  • We will continue to keep our website up to date on the status of our hearings.
  • Author’s Amendments to bills in our committee will be accepted and processed during the recess. 

Please reach out if you need to communicate with the committee office.


Rules Committee meets every Wednesday, 1:30 pm, Room 113.

JURISDICTION: Proposed amendments to the rules and other matters relating to the business of the Legislature.


Senator Toni G. Atkins (Chair)
Senator Scott Wilk (Vice Chair)
Senator Patricia C. Bates 
Senator Bill Monning 
Senator Richard D. Roth

Committee Address