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Suspension of Rules.
Rule 58. Rule 57 may be suspended by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senatorselect. Any other rule may be suspended by a vote of two-thirds of the Senators actually present.
Concurrent Resolutions to Lie Over One Day.
Rule 59. Every Senate concurrent resolution, when offered, and every House concurrent resolution, when received, from the House of Representatives, shall be read to the Senate and, unless referred to a committee, shall be placed on the order of Motions and Resolutions for consideration by the Senate when the Senate shall first take up such order of business on any subsequent day.
Yeas and Nays May Be Demanded by Any Senator.
Rule '60. On demand of any Senator the vote on any pending question shall be taken by yeas and nays. Other Business Cannot Interrupt Roll Call.
Rule 61. When the yeas and nays are ordered upon any question, and after the question is stated from the chair, the Secretary is directed to call the roll, and the first vote is given, no Senator shall be entitled to speak on the question, nor sha'l any motion be in order until such roll call is finished and the result declared.
Rule 62. A motion to postpone indefinitely the further consideration of any bill, resolution, or any othcr matter, shall require the votes of a majority of the Senators-elect to carry it, and the vote upon such a motion shall not be reconsidered. A motion to lay on the table a motion to reconsider the vote by which any bill or resolution shall have failed to pass the Senate, if agreed to, shall have the effect to postpone indefinitely the consideration of the bill or resolution, and shall require the votes of a majority of the Senators-elect to carry it.
Call of the Senate.
Rule 63. A call of the Senate may be ordered by a majority of the Senators present, whether a quorum or not, and in pursuance thereof the Sergeant-atArms, or any other person or persons duly empowered by a majority of the Senators present and voting, may be dispatched for and may arrest any or all Senators absent without leave, as said majority shall agree (at the expense of such absent Senators respectively, unless such excuse shall be made for nonattendance as the Senate, when a quorum is convened, shall judge sufficient, in which case the same shall be paid as incidental expenses of the Senate). And any such Senator or Senators absent without sufficient excuse shall not be entitled to per diem allowance during the time of absence in case the Senate shall so determine.
Effect of Tabling Motion to Reconsider.
Rule 64. It shall not be in order to take from the table a motion to reconsider, nor shall the vote whereby any motion to reconsider was laid on the table be reconsidered.
Rule 65. The mode of ordering the previous question shall be as follows: Any Senator may move the previous question. This being seconded by at least one other Senator, the chair shall submit the question in this form, "Shall the main question now be put?” This shall be ordered only by a majority of the Senators present and voting. The effect of ordering the previous question shall be to instantly close debate and bring the Senate to an immediate vote on the pending question or questions in their regular order. The motion for the previous question may be limited by the mover to one or more of the questions preceding the main question itself, in which case the form shall be, "Shall the question, as limited, be now put?” The yeas and nays may be demanded on any vote under this rule, and a motion for a call of the Senate shall be in order at any time prior to the ordering of the previous question. Any question of order of appeal from the decision of the chair, pending the previous question, shall be decided without debate. When the question is on a motion to reconsider, under the operation of the previous question, and it is decided in the affirmative, the previous question shall have no operation upon the question to be reconsidered. If the Senate refuses to order the previous question, the consideration of the subject shall be resumed, as if no motion therefor had been made.
Rule 66. Any Senator may appeal from any decision of the chair. On all appeals the question shall be: "Shall the decision of the chair stand as the judgment of the Senate?” Appeals shall be debatable except when the Senate is under the operation of the previous question or the decision appealed from relates to priority of business.
Laying Appeal on Table.
Rule 67. An appeal may be laid on the table, but shall not carry with it the subject matter before the Senate at the time such appeal is taken.
Rule 68. On motion made and carried to shut the doors of the Senate on the discussion of any business which may, in the opinion of any Senator, require secrecy, or on motion made and carried, that the Senate go into executive session, the President shall direct all persons, except the Senators, Secretaries and the Sergeant-at-Arms, to withdraw; and during the executive session and the discussion of said motion, the doors shall remain shut and every Senator and officer shall keep secret all such matters, proceedings and things whereof the secrecy shall be enjoined by order of the Senate.
Journal of Executive Sessions.
Rule 69. Whenever the Senate shall go into consideration of executive business the proceedings of the Senate in such business shall be kept in a separate Journal, which shall not be inspected by any others than members of the Senate, unless otherwise ordered. Such Journal shall be published after the close of the session, at the end of the regular Journal of the proceedings of the Senate, unless otherwise ordered.
Rule 70. In cases of contested elections, notice setting forth the grounds of such contest shall be given by the contestant to the Senate within three days of actual session after the Senate first convenes; and in such case the contest shall be determined as speedily as reasonably possible and neither the contestee nor contestant shall have the right to draw any per diem, mileage or other allowance, unțil such contest shall be determined, and then only the person decided to be entitled to the seat shall be paid per diem, mileage or other allowance.
Endorsement on Petitions Presented.
Rule 71. Before any petition or memorial addressed to the Senate shall be received and read, a brief statement of the contents thereof shall be endorsed on the same, with tlfe name of the Senator presenting it.
Certain Questions Not Debatable.
Rule 72. All questions relating to the priority of business shall be decided without debate.
Proceedings When Senator Is Called to Order.
Rule 73. When a Senator shall be called to order he shall take his seat until the President shall have determined whether he is in order, and every question of order shall be decided by the President, subject to an appeal to the Senate by any Senator; and if a Senator be called to order for words spoken, the exceptional words shall be immediately taken down in writing.
Persons Entitled to Privilege of the Floor.
Rule 74. No person shall be admitted within the bar of the Senate-unless by invitation of the President or a Senator-except the Governor, State Officers, Senators and Representatives in Congress, members of the House, ex-Senators, or any former incumbents of said 'offices respectively.
Amendment or Repeal of Senate Rules.
Rule 75. At least one day's notice shall be given of a motion to amend or repeal any of the Senate rules, which notice shall set forth in full the amendment proposed, and shall be entered in the Journal.
Cushing's Law and Practice.
Rule 76. The rules of parliamentary practice comprised in “Cushing's Law and Practice of Legislative Assemblies," shall govern in all cases in which they are not inconsistent with the standing rules and orders of the Senate.
The resolution was adopted.
Mr. Riopelle offered the following concurrent resolution:
Resolved, by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the following be and are hereby adopted as the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives:
Rule 1. Each house shall transmit to the other all papers on which any bill or resolution shall be founded.
Rule 2. When a bill or resolution which shall have passed one house is rejected in the other, notice thereof shall be given to the house in which the same may have been passed.
Rule 3. Messages from one house to the other shall be communicated by the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, respectively, unless the house transmitting the message shall especially direct otherwise.
Rule 4. It shall be in the power of either house to amend any amendment made by the other to any bill or resolution.
Rule 5. In every case of a difference between the two houses upon any subject of legislation, the house wherein the difference arises shall advise the other house of the disagreement. Such other house shall then either recede from its position relative to the subject under consideration, or insist thereon and ask for a conference. Upon granting the request for a conference the house granting the request shall name three of its members as conferees on its part at said conference, and shall notify the other house of its action. Such other house shall thereupon name three of its members as conferees on its part at said conference. The bill under consideration shall be delivered to the conferees on the part of the house in which it originated. The conferees on the part of the two houses shall meet and consider the matters of difference between the two houses. In case the conferees of the two houses are unable to agree they shall report that fact to both houses, and the bill shall accompany the report to the house in which it originated. The situation shall then be the same as if no conference had been requested. In case of an agreement the conferees of the two houses shall make detailed report thereof, which report shall be signed by at least two of the conferees of each house, and the report, together with the papers in the case, shall be submitted to the house in which the bill originated. The vote shall be on the adoption of the conference report, and if the question shall be decided in the affirmative, the bill, together with the conference report, shall be transmitted to such other house with the information that the report has been adopted. If the question be decided in the negative the other house shall be notified thereof, and the situation shall then be the same as if no conference had been requested. When (the conference report having been adopted by one house) the report with the papers in the case shall have been transmitted to the other house, the question in such other house shall be on the adoption of the conference report. If the question shall be decided in the affirmative the bill shall be returned to the house in which it originated with the information that the other house has concurred in the adoption of the conference report, and the bill shall then be referred for enrollment, printing and presentation to the Governor. If the question shall be decided in the negative, the situation shall then be the same as if no conference had been requested. In either house the question on the adoption of the conference report shall not be subject to amendment or division, and the vote thereon shall be taken by yeas and nays.
Rule 6. It shall be in order for either house to recede from any subject matter of difference existing between the two houses at any time previous to a conference, whether the papers on which such difference has arisen are before the house receding, formally or informally. A majority shall govern, except in cases where two-thirds are required by the constitution; and the question, having been put and lost, shall not be again put the same day. The consideration thereof in other respects shall be regulated by the rules of the respective houses.
Rule 7. In case each house adheres to its disagreement, the bill which is the subject of difference shall be deemed lost, and shall not be again revived during the same session in either house, unless by consent of three-fourths of the members present of the house reviving it.
Rule 8. The same bill shall not amend or repeal more than one act of incorporation; nor shall the same bill appropriate public money or property to more than one local or private purpose. Any bill appropriating moneys for the payment of the officers of the government shall be confined to that purpose exclu
Rule 9. Whenever there shall be an election of any officer in joint convention the result shall be certified by the president of the senate and the speaker of the 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.
Pending the order that, under rule 59, the concurrent resolution lie over
Joint Convention Rules.
Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the following be and are hereby adopted as the Joint Convention Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives:
Rule 1. Joint conventions shall be held in the hall of the house of representatives, and the president of the senate, or in his absence the president pro tempore of the senate, shall preside.
Rule 2. The secretary of the senate and clerk of the house of representatives shall be secretaries of the joint convention. The proceedings of the joint convention shall be published with the journals of the house, and the final result, as announced by the president on the return of the senate to its chamber, shall be entered on the journals of the senate.
Rule 3. The rules of the house of representatives, so far as the same may be applicable, shall govern the proceedings in joint convention.
Rule 4. Whenever a president pro tempore presides, he shall be entitled to vote on all occasions, and in case of a tie the question shall be declared lost.
Rule 5. Joint conventions shall have the power to compel the attendance of absent members in the mode and under the penalties prescribed by the rules of the house to which such members respectively belong, and for that purpose the sergeant-at-arms of each house shall attend.
Rule 6. Joint conventions may adjourn from time to time, as may be found necessary, and it shall be the duty of the house of representatives to prepare to receive the senate, and of the senate to proceed to the hall of the house of representatives, at the time fixed by law or resolution, or to which the joint convention may have adjourned.
Pending the order that, under rule 59, the concurrent resolution lie over one day. On motion of Mr. Penney, The rule was suspended. The concurrent resolution was then considered and adopted.
Mr. Henry offered the following:
Resolved, that the President of the Senate be and is hereby authorized to appoint as employees of the Senate, the following persons:
Assistants to the Sergeant-at-Arms-W. J. Binns, Second Assistant; Edward Nash, Third Assistant; James W. Case, Fourth Assistant.
Committee Clerks-Jessie Wilson, Francis Adams, Lucy M. Bock, Irene Ulrich, Ruth Beamer, Winifred Dell, Marie Brunk.
Assistant Keeper of Document Room-W. H. Gansser.
Assistant Janitors--Michael ('ronan, William Smith, James Green, Thomas McGarry, Louis Thurston.
Pages-Walter Fuller, James McKenney, Jack Cady, Paul Fitch, Chesterfield A. Bahorski, Thomas Van Hutchins.
The resolution was adopted.
The President thereupon announced the appointment of the above named persons to the positions named.