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house of representatives; shall be announced by the presiding officers to their respective houses; shall be entered on the journal of each; and shall be communicated to the Governor by the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Rule 10. Whenever both houses, by the constitutional vote, direct that any bill shall take effect immediately, a statement shall be added thereto at the enrollment of the bill in words to this effect: “This act is ordered to take immediate effect."
Rule 11. Proposals for amendments to the constitution shall be by joint resolution, which shall take the same course as a bill.
Rule 12. Whenever a bill shall have been passed by both houses of the Legislature, the objections of the governor to the contrary, notwithstanding, or whenever a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution shall have been agreed to by both houses in the manner prescribed by the constitution, such bill or such joint resolution shall be duly enrolled and signed by the presiding officers of both houses. The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House shall then each attach a certificate to such enrolled copy, to the effect that the same has been passed or agreed to, as the case may be, by the senate and house respectively, in accordance with the provisions of the constitution, and shall forthwith file the same in the office of the secretary of state.
Rule 13. The title of every bill to amend or repeal existing laws passed prior to the date of the last general compilation shall refer to the chapter of the compilation containing such act, and to the sections proposed to be amended or repealed. When a bill to amend an existing law is printed, words proposed to be added to such law shall be enclosed in brackets; the omission of words shall be indicated by stars; and when the proposed alteration is of such character that it cannot readily be indicated in either of the foregoing ways, it shall be indicated by printing in italics the parts differing from the existing law.
Rule 14. The legislative postoffice shall be kept open every week day from 8 o'clock a. m. to 9 o'clock p. m., and on each Sunday from 12 o'clock noon until 1 o'clock p. m., and the mail shall be delivered to the Lansing postoffice in time for the outgoing trains on Sunday evenings.
Rule 15. As soon as may be after the announcement of the standing committees of the two houses, the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives shall prepare and have printed a legislative handbook containing information as to the district, home postoffice, Lansing address and profession or occupation of each Senator and Representative. Such handbook shall also contain a list of the standing committees of each house showing membership of each committee, a list of officers and employes of each house and such other matter as the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives deem advisable,
Rule 16. There shall be a joint Committee on Agenda consisting of the six chairmen of the following Senate committees: Finance and Appropriations, Judiciary, Taxation, Agriculture, Banks and Corporations, and Conservation, and the six chairmen of the following House committees: Ways and Means, Judiciary, General Taxation, Agriculture, Private Corporations, and Conservation. The chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations shall act as chairman of the Senate members and shall transmit the recommendations of the whole committee to the Senate; the chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means shall act as chairman of the House members and shall transmit to the House the recommendations of the whole committee. The chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations and the chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means shall jointly act as chairman of the whole committee, alternating the duties of that office from meeting to meeting. Either chairman may call a meeting of the whole committee. The duties of the whole committee shall be to recommend to each house a program of legislative action that will insure all major subjects receiving adequate consideration, that will provide as near as may be an equalized legislative load upon the two houses, that will make for closer cooperation between similar committees of the two houses, and that will in all relations between the two houses aid and expedite careful legislation.
The question being on the adoption of the resolution,
Pending which, on motion of Mr Whiteley, the concurrent resolution was laid on the table.
Senator Cummings Sworn In, Frank S. Cummings, Senator-elect from the Sixth District, came forward to the Secretary's desk, took and subscribed the constitutional oath of office which was administered by the Lieutenant Governor, and entered upon the discharge of his duties.
Mr. Butler moved that the Senate take a recess until 4:30 o'clock p. m.
The Senate reconvened at the expiration of the recess and was called to order by the President.
A quorum of the Senate was present.
RULES OF THE SENATE
Mr. Gansser offered the following resolution:
Resolved, that the following rules be and are hereby adopted as the standing rules of the present Senate:
President-His Powers and Duties,
Rule 1. The President shall preside over all sessions of the Senate, or in his absence, the President pro tempore. The President, or in his absence the President pro tempore, shall have the right to name any Senator to act as presiding officer, and such Senator, during the time specified, shall exercise all the powers of the President.
Decisions Subject to Appeal.
Rule 2. The President shall decide all questions arising under the Senate rules and general parliamentary pratice, subject to an appeal, which appeal shall be determined by a majority of the Senators present and voting.
Appointment of Committees.
Rule 3. The President, unless otherwise directed, shall appoint all committees. The president shall appoint a committee consisting of three regular correspondents of daily papers, which committee shall pass upon the credentials of all daily paper representatives and no correspondent shall be admitted to the Senate Chamber except upon a card of admission signed by the chairman and secretary of the committee of correspondents and approved by the president of the Senate. The president shall assign such representatives of the press desks in the Senate Chamber. Persons desiring to be accredited representatives of the press at the sessions of the Senate shall make application to the President of the Senate and shall state in writing the names of all newspapers or publications or news associations by which they are employed and what other application or employment they may have, if any, and they shall further declare that they are not engaged in the prosecution of any claim pending before the Senate, or in furthering the passage or defeat of any measure pending before the Senate, and will not become so engaged while accredited a reprsentative of the press.
May Forbid Smoking.
-Rule 4. The President of the Senate, in his judgment and when he thinks proper decorum requires the same, shall strictly forbid smoking on the floor of the Senate during any session thereof.
Rule 5. When two or more Senators rise at the same time, the President shall name the Senator who is first to speak.
President pro tempore.
Rule 6. In the absence of the President, the President pro tempore shall exercise all the powers and perform all the duties of President, and shall preside over the Senate, unless the President shall have designated a Senator to preside for one day.
Temporary Presiding Officer.
Rule 7. In the absence of both the President and President pro tempore, unless a Senator shall have been designated as presiding officer as prescribed by Senate Rule N. 1, the Senate shall appoint Senator to act as presiding officer until the President or President pro tempore shall appear.
Secretary-His Powers and Duties.
Calling the Roll and Noting Absentees.
Rule 8. The Secretary shall call the roll at the opening of each session of the Senate and announce whether or not a quorum is present. He shall announce the names of the Senators absent with leave of the Senate and the names of the Senators absent without leave, and enter the names of all absentees upon the journal.
Keeping and Correction of the Journal.
Rule 9. The Secretary of the Senate shall keep a correct Journal of each day's proceedings of the Senate, supervise the publication thereof and make such corrections therein from day to day as may be necessary. He shall cause copies of the daily Journal to be placed on the files of the President, Senators, reporters, and in the several committee rooms.
Appointments of Assistants.
Rule 10. The Secretary shall appoint as assistants in the performance of the duties required of him, first and second assistant secretaries, a proofreader, an assistant proofreader, a stenographer, a financial clerk and a messenger, and such other assistants as the Senate may by resolution authorize, each one of whom shall be subject to the orders of the Secretary and to summary removal by him on failure to properly perform the duties assigned him, such removal and the reasons therefor to be reported forth with to the Senate.
Rule 11. In case of inability of the Secretary, from sickness or other cause. to perform the duties of his office temporarily, the assistant secretary designated by him shall be charged with the responsibility of the Secretary and shall perform his duties.
Rule 12. The Secretary shall prepare and place on the desk of Senators a calendar of the business under each order of business each day, when in his judgment there is a sufficient amount of business pending to warrant the printing of such calendar.
Numbering of Bills When Introduced.
Rule 13. When any bill is introduced ne Secretary shall number the same in the order of its introduction. Such number shall be known as the Senate bill number.
Printing of Bills.
Rule 14. The Secretary shall attend to the printing of all bills, acts or documents ordered printed by the Senate. When bills are printed the Secretary shall give to each another number in the order in which printed. Such numbers shall be known as the file numbers. He shall also cause to be printed at the head of every bill ordered printed, the number of the same, the file number, the name of the Senator introducing the bill, the date of introduction, the name of the committee to which the bill was referred, and, if reported, the character of the report.
Announcement of Printing and Enrollment of Bills.
Rule 15. The Secretary shall announce each day the number and titles of all bills, both Senate and House, which have been printed and placed on the files of the Senators, and the numbers and titles of bills which have been enrolled and presented to the governor, and such announcements shall be entered in the Journal.
File of Bills on Third Reading.
Rule 16. The Secretary shall each day make a file of all bills ordered to a third reading, and they shall be placed on such file in the order in which they were so ordered.
Care and Preservation of Bills.
Rule 17. The Secretary shall be responsible to the Senate for the care and preservation of every bill introduced in the Senate, and for each bill received from the House up to the time of its return to that body, which responsibility shall only be relieved by a receipt from a proper person when the bill is necessarily in the hands of a committee for consideration.
Enrollment of Bills and Presentation to the Governor.
Rule 18. When a Senate bill has been finally passed by the two Houses the Secretary shall attend to the enrollment printing of the same, in accordance with the statute relating thereto, and present the same to the Governor, taking a receipt therefor, showing the day and hour at which each bill was deposited in the Executive Office. He shall also deposit with the Secretary of State the original of the enrolled bill and take his receipt therefor.
Rule 19. The Secretary shall keep a record of all Senate bills and of all House bills received by the Senate, in which record he shall enter the title, number of the bill and the name of the Senator or member introducing each such bill and the committee to whom the same is referred. He shall also make an entry therein of every disposition made of each bill and the date thereof. He shall also make an index of all bills introduced in the Senate, and of all bills received from the House, referring to the same by their numbers.
Employes at Extra Sessions,
Rule 20. Whenever the legislature shall be called to meet in extraordinary session, the Secretary of the Senate shall notify to be present at the opening of the session such of the cleilks and employes of the Senate as the President of the Senate shall designate. Powers and Duties of Sergeant-at-Arms.
Rule 21. The Sergeant-at-Arms shall be the chief police officer of the Senate. He shall have charge of and direct the work of the assistant sergeants-at-arms, the keepers of the cloak and committee rooms, janitors, messengers and pages, and shall have control of all police regulations. He shall attend to the heating, lighting and ventilation of the Senate chamber, committee rooms and connecting corridors. He shall serve all subpoenas and warrants issued by the Senate or any duly authorized officer or committee. In case of sickness the President of the Senate shall name one of the Assistant Sergeants-at-Arms to perform the duties of Sergeant. Senators not to be Absent without leave.
Rule 22. No Senator shall absent himself from the Senate without leave first obtained.
Times Senators May Spcak.
Rule 23, When a Senator arises to speak he shall address the chair, standing at his desk. No Senator shall speak more than twice in any one debate on the same day, without leave of the Senate, except chairmen of committees on matters reported by them.
Order of Business.
Rule 24. The order of business of the Senate shall be as follows:
Rule 25. The following standing committees shall be appointed at the commencement of a regular session, the first named Senator to be the Chairman.
1. Agriculture, five Senators. 2. Apportionment, nine Senators. 3. Banks and Corporations, seven Senators. 4. Conservation, nine Senators. 5. College of Mines, three Senators. 6. Education, five Senators. 7. Elections, five Senators. 8. Executive Business, five Senators. 9. Finance and Appropriations, seven Senators. 10. Highways, seven Senators. 11. Industrial Schools, three Senators. 12. Institutions for the Blind and Deaf, three Senators. 13. Insurance, seven Senators. 14. Judiciary, seven Senators.