Article V. THE CHAIRPERSON
- The chairperson shall:
- Call the members to order, and upon the appearance of a quorum of legal members of the Senate, proceed to business.
- Preserve order and decorum and have the authority of intervention in the event of any disturbance or disorderly conduct.
- Appoint all special committees with the approval of the Senate.
- Sign all bills, resolutions, and memorials passed by the Senate.
- Receive all messages and communications from other departments of the government and announce them to the Senate.
- Represent the Senate, declare its will, and in all things pertaining to ASG, obey its commands.
- Vote only in the case of a tie vote.
- The chairperson may, in addition to the exercise of the above powers and duties:
- Speak as a member of the Senate on general questions when he or she calls some other members to the chair.
- If the chair is not able to preside over a meeting of the Senate, he or she shall appoint a member of Senate or an Executive Officer to preside during his or her absence.
- If at the hour of meeting of Senate, the chairperson is absent and has not appointed an interim, the secretary shall preside with all the powers and privileges of the chairperson until the chairperson appears.