This question already has an answer here:
... because the bill is laden with special interest provisions, some recently found and many not yet seen; because the bill was given to lobbyists to read and change before Senators saw it; and because the bill was given to us on few hours’ notice and has not been read fully or considered fully by a single Senator, I move that we adjourn until Monday so we can first read and then clean up this awful piece of legislation.
[Congressional Record, pg. S7700 (pg. 77 in pdf)]
The senate voted 52-48 against.
- Are there any rules, regulations, codes, or laws, that prohibit legislators from voting on bills they have not read?
- Could voting on legislating a bill the legislator has not read be considered a dereliction of duty or some other infraction? (perhaps implied constitutional law?)
The linked questions asks two questions:
- Is there any legislation preventing this from happening?
- Are there actions a congressman could take to delay a vote until a "fair" time period had passed?
My 1st question extends the linked post's 1st question to include rules, regulations, and codes; not necessarily laws.
MY 2nd question is unique as it asks if performing the action (after the fact) could be considered an infraction of some sort, which was not asked in the linked the question.