About teleconferences

Currently, the restored organic Senate assembles via teleconference, usually once per week excluding major holidays.

When meeting face-to-face, senators rise from their seat to indicate they wish to speak. This is a clear visual indication to all about the order of whom should be speaking.

During a teleconference, senators use the keypad on their telephone to enter a queue on the teleconferencing system when they wish to speak. Each senator is thus given his or her turn in the order by which they placed themselves in the queue.

This makes certain actions – like points of order which need to be raised immediately – difficult to introduce in timely manner. Senators must be prepared to backtrack, often dozens of minutes, to correct procedural errors. Paying close attention to the rules of the Senate helps reduce such expenditures of time. For the same reason, senators are strongly encouraged to be present on-time or before, so that the roll-call process may be streamlined.

During the current lawlessness, Senator Don Adams has been abusing his role as senate administrator – in control of the teleconference control software, called "the board" – to silence or drop senators who would otherwise object to the unlawful proceedings. This is a blatant denial of suffrage for those senators' home states.