From Riddick’s Senate Procedure
FLOWERS IN SENATE CHAMBER
Resolution Adopted by Senate in 1905
Resolved, That until further orders the Sergeant at Arms is instructed not to permit flowers to be brought into the Senate Chamber.
On September 15, 1983, the Senate adopted the following resolution on this subject:
Resolved, That notwithstanding the resolution of the Senate of February 24, 1905, upon the death of a sitting Senator, the majority leader and the minority leader may permit a display of flowers to be placed upon the desk of the deceased Senator on the day set aside for eulogies.