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ORDER OF BUSINESS IN THE SENATE.

1. The Presentation of Petitions. 2. Reports of Standing Committees. 3. Reports of Select Committees. 4. Messages from the Governor. 5. Communications and Reports from State Officers. 6. Messages from the Assembly. 7. Notices of Bills. 8. Introduction of Bills. 9. Third Reading of Bills. 10. Motions and Resolutions. 11. Special Orders. 12. General Orders; but Messages from the Governor and

Assembly, and Communications and Reports from
State Officers, may be considered at any time.

RULES AND ORDERS

OF THE

SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK,

ADOPTED JANUARY 15, 1858.

1. The President having taken the chair at the hour Journals to

be read. to which the Senate shall have adjourned, and a quorum being present, the journal of the preceding day shall be read, to the end that any mistakes therein may be corrected.

2. After the reading and approval the journal, the order of business shall be as follows: 1. The Presentation of Petitions.

Order of 2. Reports of Standing Committees.

business. 3. Reports of Select Committees. 4. Messages from the Governor. 5. Communications and Reports from State Officers. 6. Messages from the Assembly. 7. Notices of Bills. 8. Introduction of Bills. 9. Third Reading of Bills. 10. Motions and Resolutions. 11. Special Orders. 12. General Orders; but Messages from the Gov

ernor and Assembly, and Communications and
Reports from State Officers, and reports from
the Committee on Engrossed Bills, may be
received under any order of business.

OF THE PRESIDENT.

Commit- 3. The President shall appoint all committees, unless tees.

otherwise ordered by the Senate. President 4. He shall have the right to name any member to may name perform the duties of the chair, who is hereby vested,

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during such time, with all the powers of the President; but such substitute shall not lose the right of voting on any question while so presiding, nor shall his power as such substitute continue for a longer period than one

day, without leave of the Senate. Committee 5. When the Senate, shall be ready to go into comof the mittee of the whole, he shall name a chairman to preside whole.

therein. Door

6. He shall assign to the door-keepers their respeckeepers. tive duties and stations. Bills to be 7. He shall certify the passage of all bills by the certified.

Senate, with the date thereof, together with the fact whether passed as majority, three-fifths, or two-third bills, as required by the Constitution or laws of this

State. Reporters. 8. He shall designate what persons are entitled to

admission to the floor as reporters for the public press.

OF THE CLERK.

Clerk to 9. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to have the jourprepare nal of each day's proceedings printed, and copies journal.

thereof placed upon the files of the President, Senators and Reporters, within three days after approval by the

Senate. Clerk to 10. He shall also furnish each Senator, daily, with prepare

a printed list of the general orders, which shall be general calendar, &c. kept on file by the Sergeant-at-arms in the same man

ner as other documents. And the President and Clerk of the Senate shall see that all bills shall be acted upon by the Senate in the order in which they are reported and stand upon the calendar, unless otherwise ordered by two-thirds of the Senators present. The calendar shall also, and in like manner and form, include the number and title of bills and joint resolu

ernor.

tions which have passed the Assembly and been received by the Senate for concurrence.

11. He shall present such bills as shall have originated To present in the Senate, and been passed by both houses, to the bills to GuvGovernor, and enter the same upon the journals.

OF THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF SENATORS. 12. Every Senator presenting a paper shall endorse the Papers, &c., same; if a petition, memorial or report to the Legisla- how pre

sented. ture, with a brief statement of its subject or contents, adding his name: if a notice or resolution, with his name: if a report of a committee, a statement of such report, with the name of the committee and member making the same: if a bill, a statement of its title, with his name, and the fact whether presented on notice, or if by unanimous consent, with a statement of its contents.

13. No member shall speak to another, or otherwise Business interrupt the business of the Senate, or read any news- not to be in

terrupted. paper, while the journals or public papers are being read ; and when the President is putting a question, no Senator shall walk out of or across the House, nor when a Senator is speaking, pass between him and the chair.

14. Every Senator rising to debate, or to present a Order of petition or other paper, to give a notice, make a

debate. motion or report, shall address the President, and shall not proceed further until recognized by the chair. No Senator shall speak more than twice the same day, on the same subject, without leave of the Senate; and where two or more Senators rise at once, the President shall name the Senator who is first to speak.

OF COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES. 15. Standing committees consisting, unless otherwise Standing ordered, of three members, shall be appointed on the committees. following subjects :

1. On Claims.
2. On Finance.

3. On the Judiciary. 4. On the Militia. 5. On Canals. 6. On Railroads. 7. On Roads and Bridges. 8. On Literature, 9. On State Prisons. 10. On Banks. 11. On Insurance Companies. 12. On the Division of Counties and Towns. 13. On Agriculture. 14. On Commerce and Navigation. 15. On Manufactures. 16. On Medical Societies and Medical Colleges. 17. On Privileges and Elections. 18. On Engrossed Bills. 19. On Indian affairs. 20. On Expiring Laws. 21. On Public Expenditures. 22. On the Incorporation of Cities and Villages. 23. On Public Buildings. 24. On the Poor Laws. 25. On Charitable and Religious Societies. 26. On Retrenchment. 27. On Grievances. 28. On the Manufacture of Salt. 29. On the Internal Affairs of Towns and Counties. 30. On Public Printing. 16. It shall be the duty of the committee on public printing to examine and report on all questions of printing referred to them, and every motion to print any petition, resolution, report, bill, message or other manuscript shall be referred to such committee, unless otherwise ordered by the Senate. They shall, when practicable, report the approximate cost of all extra printing, and report to the Senate from time to time, any measure they may deem useful, for the economical and proper management of the public printing.

Public printing.

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