Resolutions and memorials shall be of the following classes:
(a) (1) Senate concurrent resolutions, which shall:
(A) Propose amendments to the state constitution or recommend the holding of a constitutional convention. Following approval by a two-thirds vote of all of the members of the Senate, such resolutions shall be entered in full in the journal together with the ayes and noes thereon as required by subsection (1) of section 2 of Article XIX of the Constitution.
(B) Ratify proposed amendments to the federal constitution. Following approval by a majority vote of all of the members of the Senate as required by Senate Rule 17 (f) (4), such resolutions shall be entered in full in the journal together with the ayes and noes thereon.
(2) Senate concurrent resolutions, as well as House concurrent resolutions, shall be treated in all respects as bills, except that they shall not be limited as to the time of introduction and action thereon. However, such resolutions may not be introduced within the last twenty legislative days of any regular or special session as provided for in Joint Rule 23 (g). All other provisions of these rules or the joint rules applying to bills shall also apply to concurrent resolutions.
(3) Concurrent resolutions of either house shall be referred to an appropriate committee of reference.
(b) Senate joint resolutions, which pertain to:
(1) The transaction of the business of both houses.
(2) The establishment of investigating committees composed of members of both houses.
(3) An expression of the will of both houses on any matter that is not the subject of a tribute as provided for in Senate Rule No. 30A.
Any such resolution shall be printed as a bill and placed in the members' bill books, and only its title shall be printed in the journal. The number of printed copies shall be determined by the secretary. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (g) of this rule, at the discretion of the President, it shall then either be acted upon immediately, lay over one day before being acted upon, or be referred to a committee of reference, where it shall be considered as Senate bills are considered.(c) Senate resolutions, which shall not require the concurrence of the House, and shall cover any purpose similar to a joint resolution, but relate solely to the Senate. Such resolutions shall be treated in all respects as joint resolutions.
(d) Senate joint memorials or Senate memorials, which shall pertain to resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States on any matter, or to an expression of sentiment on the death of any person or persons who served as members of the General Assembly, present or former elected State officials, present or former justices of the Colorado Supreme Court, members of Congress, elected officials of other states or of the United States, or foreign dignitaries. Senate joint memorials to Congress shall be treated in all respects as joint resolutions, and all other Senate joint memorials and all Senate memorials shall be treated in all respects as Senate resolutions; except that Senate memorials shall not require the concurrence of the House. Former members of the Senate may address the members of the Senate pursuant to Rule 31 (g) regarding a Senate joint memorial or Senate memorial expressing sentiment on the death of any person who served as a member of the Senate.
(e) House joint resolutions and House joint memorials, upon introduction, shall be read by title. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (g) of this rule, at the discretion of the President, they shall then either be acted upon immediately, lay over one day before being acted upon, or be referred to a committee of reference, where they shall be considered as bills originating in the House are considered. Former members of the Senate may address the members of the Senate pursuant to Rule 31 (g) regarding a House joint memorial expressing sentiment on the death of any person who served as a member of the Senate.
(f) (1) (A) A member of the Senate may not introduce more than three Senate joint resolutions or Senate resolutions during any regular or special session unless permission to introduce the resolution is given by the Senate Committee on Delayed Bills. A joint resolution or resolution must be introduced prior to the last thirty legislative days as required in Joint Rule No. 23 (g). This provision shall not apply to a Senate joint resolution or Senate resolution pertaining to the close of the session or to the conduct of legislative business.
(B) This paragraph (1) is effective January 1, 1994.
(g) (1) (A) Except as otherwise provided in this rule, any Senate joint resolution, Senate resolution, Senate joint memorial, Senate memorial, House joint resolution, or House joint memorial that the majority leader determines to be noncontroversial in nature may be placed on the consent calendar in the sole discretion of the majority leader, after consultation with the minority leader.
(B) Unless otherwise indicated, a resolution or memorial shall be placed on the consent calendar for the second actual day of session following the day on which the decision is made to place the resolution or memorial on the consent calendar. If any member when recognized for such purpose, objects orally at the microphone to inclusion of a resolution or memorial on the consent calendar, the resolution or memorial shall be removed from the consent calendar and, unless otherwise indicated, shall be placed at the end of the calendar for that day. The consent calendar shall appear on the calendar under the title of "consideration of resolutions" or "consideration of memorials", as applicable, and it shall be clearly designated by the words "consent calendar".
(2) All resolutions and memorials on the consent calendar shall be considered on final passage by the Senate in the same manner as other resolutions and memorials; except that:
(A) No substantial debate or substantive floor amendments, other than simple or technical committee of reference reports, simple comments or questions, or simple or technical floor amendments, shall be permitted for resolutions and memorials on the consent calendar; and
(B) The Senate shall take a single vote covering all resolutions appearing on the consent calendar and a single vote covering all memorials appearing on the consent calendar; except that any member may register a "no" vote on any individual resolution or memorial appearing on the consent calendar. The vote shall have the effect of adopting all such resolutions and memorials on final passage. The vote shall be by ayes and noes and entered in the journal separately for each resolution or memorial, as applicable.
(3) A resolution or memorial shall be removed from the consent calendar upon the objection of any member made at any time after the Senate begins to consider the resolution or memorial. If the objection is made prior to the vote on the resolutions and memorials on the consent calendar, the resolution or memorial shall be deemed as not having been considered and, unless otherwise indicated, shall be placed at the end of the calendar for that day.