So, the Bernardo cabal made a stink a few weeks back regarding the need for new legislators to learn Robert's Rules of Order. Judging by last week's meeting, the person most in need of remediation is Bernardo herself. Take a look at the video (fast-forward to the 124-minute mark). In it, Legislator Tracy Bartels invokes Robert's Rules, saying that the legislation being considered must be "severed on demand," i.e, that a legislator can demand a separate vote for each piece of the legislation. Bernardo then asked if anyone wanted to second Bartels's motion. Bartels corrects Bernardo that no second is needed. Bernardo then asks if there is any discussion of the motion. Again, Bartels has to inform Bernardo that there is no discussion. The motion must be granted "on demand," in other words, a legislator can simply ask that certain bills -- in this case several abstracts -- be voted on separately.
Let's hope Bernardo will attend the session on Robert's Rules. Looks like she needs it.