Back in the early 1990s, I was working a session of the PA House. It was an overdue budget, so instead of adjouring June 30 we were into July, a hot month that year. The chamber was warm, as was the debate.
One of the old-school lawmakers noted as a stickler for the rules, including proper attire, rose to ask the Speaker if it was permissible for “the gentlemen to remove their coats.” The Speaker agreed that comfort was a priority at this point, and male members were allowed to doff their suit coats or sports jackets. It was a lovely exchange.