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been exhausted, no motion shall be allowed by the President, except one motion to adjourn. All incidental questions of order arising after a motion is made for the previous question and pending such motion shall be decided, whether on appeal or otherwise, without debate.
A second motion for the previous question shall not be in order on the same day, upon the same question, at the same stage thereof.
38. When a question is postponed indefinitely, the same shall not be acted on again during the session.
39. Any senator may call for a division of the question, which shall be divided, if it comprehends questions so distinct that, one being taken away, the rest may stand entire for the decision of the Senate, a motion to strike out and insert shall be deemed divisible. But a motion to strike out being lost, shall preclude neither amendment nor a motion to strike out and insert. Nor shall a motion to strike out and insert one thing, being lost, preclude a motion to strike out and insert a different thing.
40. Motions and reports on any subject may be committed at the pleasure of the Senate.
41. A motion to postpone, or commit an amendment, thereby to separate it from the main question, shall not be in order.
42. No motion to reconsider any vote given shall be made after the bill, resolution, or other paper shall have gone out of the possession of the Senate, nor when it remains in the possession of the Senate, unless made within two days (Sundays excepted) after such vote was given, unless a majority of three-fourths present concur therein; and the motion to econsider shall be a privileged motion, and must be made by a senator who voted with the prevailing side.
43. No motion or proposition different from that under consideration shall be committed under color of amendment.
44. When a paper is first presented to the Senate, it shall be a matter of right in any senator to have it read before the Senate shall vote upon it. If the paper has been once read, or the reading dispensed with, and the reading be again required and objected to, it shall be determined by a vote of the Senate.
45. The unfinished husiness in which the Senate was engaged at the last pr eding adjournment shall have the preference in the orders of the day, or that class of busi
ness to which it appropriately belongs; and no motion or any other business, unless a privileged one, shall be received without special leave of the Senate, until the former is disposed of.
46. The orders of the day shall be taken up at twelve o'clock on each day, unless otherwise ordered by two-thirds of the senators present. A special order from day to day, when the hour named is reached, shall take precedence of . any other special order subsequently made.
47. The standing rules of the Senate, and the regular order of business shall not be suspended or interrupted, unless by a vote of two-thirds of the senators present.
48. Every order, resolution, or vote, to which the concurrence of the House of Representatives shall be necessary, shall be read to the Senate, and laid on the table one day preceding that in which the same shall be moved, unless the Senate, by a vote of two-thirds of those present, dispense with this rule.
49. Petitions, memorials, and other papers, addressed to the Senate or the Legislature, shall be presented by the President, or by a member in his place; a brief statement of the contents therof shall be verbally made by the introducer before received or disposed of.
50. A proposition requesting information from the Executive or any of the public officers, or other persons or bodies bound to furnish it shall lie on the table one day for consideration, unless otherwise ordered by two-thirds of the senators present; and all such propositions shall be taken up for consideration in the order in which they were presented, immediately after reports are called for from select committees, and when adopted, the clerk shall cause the same to be delivered.
51. Upon call of the Senate to take the yeas and rays on any question, the names of the senators shall be ralleà' alphabetically.
52. No senator shall absent himself from the services of the Senate without leave first obtained, or unless he be sick or unable to attend.
53. Upon a call of the Senate, the names of the senators shall be called over by the clerk, and the absentees noted, after which the names of the absentees shall again be called; the doors shall then be shut, and those for whom no sufficient excuse is made, by order of those present, shall be taken into custody by the sergeant-at-arms as they ap
pear; or may be sent for and taken into custody wherever to be found by special messengers appointed for that purpose, or by the sergeant. When a senator shall appar, or be discharged from custody when thus taken, and admitted to his seat, the Senate shall determine whether such discharge shall be with or without paying fees and the fxpense of such special messenger, and also whether he shall be fined any sum not exceeding the rates of five dollars per day for the time he shall have been absent without leave; which fees, charges and fines shall be deducted by tñe clerk from the pay of such delinquent senator.
54. The fees for the sergeant-at-arms shall bemfor any arrest, the sum of one dollar; for each day's custody and releasement, one dollar; and for traveling expenses for himsell or special messenger, ten cents per mile.
55. No committee shall sit during the sitting of the Senate without special leave, except the Committee on Enrollments and committees of conference.
56. All questions of order shall be noted by the cierk upon the Journal, with a decision thereon when an appeal sball be taken.
57. All questions relating to the order of business to be acted upon shall be decided without debate.
58. Every motion to alter, change or add to the standing rules of the Senate shall lie one day on the table. And all resolutions presented shall be received and referred to a committee, unless otherwise disposed of by the Senate.
OF BILLS. 59. Joint resolutions, having the force and effect of laws, shall be deemed bills within the meaning of these rules.
60. Bills originating in the Senate shall be introduced in open session and then immediately given their first reading, and, after their first reading, they shall be ordered - printed: and when printed and returned to the Senate, shall be placed by the clerk upon a calendar to be kept by him, and so remain until the next day when there shall be a session of the Senate; and on said day, unless the reading thereof be dispensed with by a majority of all the inembers elected, they shall be entitled to their second reading, ard, when read, shall be immediately referred by the President of the Senate to appropriate committees, The clerk of the Senate shall keep a calendar showing such bills as are en
titled to their second reading each day, distinguishing between House and Senate bills. No bills shall be considered for final passage unless the same has been printed for the use of the members and has been reported by a committee. But whenever a committee fails or refuses to report a bill submitted to it, within a reasonable time, the same may be called up by any senator, and shall be considered in the same manner that it would have been considered if it had been reported. Every bill shall be read at length on three different days, but the second and third readings may be dispensed with by a majority of all the members elected. But whenever a committee refuses or fails to report a bill submitted to it in a reasonable time, the same may be called up by any member, and be considered in the same manner it would have been considered if it had been reported. No bill shall become a law unless, on its final passage, it receives the votes of at least two-fifths of the members elected to each House, and a majority of the members voting, the vote to be taken by yeas and nays and entered in the Journal: Provided, Any act or resolution for the appropriation of money or the creation of debt shall, on its final passage, receive the votes of a majority of all the members. elected to each House.
61. Where a bill has been passed by the Senate and amended in the House, should the Senate concur in the amendment, the bill as amended shall be put upon its final passage. When a bill or amendment has been referred to a Conference Committee, and a report is made thereon, the conference report shall be voted on, and if adopted, the bill shall then be put upon its final passage.
62. When a bill has had its second reading, and been reported by a committee, the President shall state that it is ready for commitment, amendment. and debate, and the Senate shall vote thereon accordingly. Immediately after their third reading, bills shall be put upon their final passage.
63. Every bill and joint resolution, together with the amendments thereto, passed by the Senate, which originated therein, shall, before the same is delivered to the House of Representatives, be engrossed in a fair round hand by the enrolling clerk of the Senate.
64. When a bill shall have passed the Senate and shall have been properly engrossed, it shall be so certified by the clerk, indorsing the day of passage or adoption thereon, and
sent to the House of Representatives for its concurrence; and the like course shall be observed towards amendments of the Serate to bills from th House of Representatives; but unless otherwise ordered by the Senate, there shall intervene one day between its passage or adoption and its report to the House.
65. A bill may be recommitted at any time before its third reading or before the third reading has been dispensed with, and when committed after its engrossment and returned to the Senate, shall be regarded as having had its second reading; but where a bill has been passed in the Senate and afterwards amended in the House, izpon its return to the Senate it may be committed.
66. Bills in the orders of the day, unless otherwise provided herein, shall be acted upon in the order in which they have passed therein until they shall have been disposed of.
67. Whenever a bill is reported to the Senate from a committee the same shall be handed to the clerk, and placed in the orders of the day.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE. 68. In forming a Committee of the Whole, the President shall leave the Chair, and designate some member of the Senate to preside as chairman.
69. When the orders of the day are disposed of, business in Committee of the Whole shall next be considered. But special orders, whether considered in Committee of the Whole or in Senate, shall take precedence of the general orders in the order of time in which they have been ruade.
70. Upon a bill being committed to a Committee of the Whole, the same shall be first read through by the clerk (unless otherwise ordered by a majority), and then again read for amendments by elauses or sections, leaving the preamble, if any, to be last considered. After report, the bill shall again be read, if desired by a majority, for amendment and debate.
71. The body of the bill shall not be defaced or interlined; but all amendments, noting the page, and line, shall be duly entered by the clerk on a separate paper, and so reported to the Senate as the same shall have been agreed to, and the same shall be considered in the Senate in the order in which they were adopted in committee; and all amendments made to an original motion in committee shall be incorporated with the motion and so reported; and the