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two Houses. The papers shall be left with the conferees of the House assenting to such conference, and they shall present the report of the committee to their House. When such house shall have acted thereon, they shall transmit the same, and the papers relating thereto, to the other, with a message certifying its

action thereon. Matters of 6. It shall be in order for either House to recede difference, from any subject matter of difference subsisting behow settled.

tween the two Houses at any time previous to conference, whether the papers on which such difference arose are before the House receding, formally or informally; and on such vote to recede, the same number shall be required to constitute a quorum to act thereon, and to assent to such receding, as was required on the

original question out of which the difference arose. Bills, when

7. After each House shall have adhered to their disdeemed lost, agreement, 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. Joint com- 8. All joint committees of the two Houses, and all

committees of conference, shall consist of three Senators and five Members of Assembly, unless otherwise

specially ordered by concurrent resolution. Final read- 9. No bill which shall have passed one House shall ing of bills. have its final reading in the other in less than two days

thereafter, without the consent of two-thirds of the members thereof present; and whenever ten or more bills shall be in readiness for final reading in either House, such House shall assign a day for the final reading of such bills, which day shall be within one week thereafter. At the time appointed, such House shall proceed to the final reading of said bills, and continue the same from day to day, under the order of business of third reading of bills, until all such bills then in readiness for final reading shall have been read, unless this order of business shall in either House, by the vote of two-thirds of the members present, be suspended or laid on the table. All such bills shall have their last


reading in each House in the order in which the same shall have been ordered to a final reading in such House, unless the bill to be read be laid on the table. In all cases where a bill shall be so ordered to lie on the table, it shall retain its place in the order of the final reading of bills, but shall not be called up for consideration unless by the vote of a majority of the members present.

10. The same bill shall not, specially or by name, No bill shall create, renew or continue more than one incorporation, than one in nor contain any provisions in relation to the altering corporation. of more than one incorporation by name; but this rule shall not be construed to apply to corporations to be formed under general laws according to the eighth article of the Constitution, nor to bills for consolidating corporations.

11. Whenever there shall be an election of officers Election of by the joint action of the two Houses, the result shall officers to be

certified and be certified by the President of the Senate and Speaker reportod by of the Assembly, and shall be reported by the pre-presiding siding officer of each House to their respective Houses, officer, and be entered on the journals of each, and shall be communicated to the Governor by the Clerks of the two Houses. 12. There shall be printed, of course, and without Usual num.

ber of bills order, 340 copies of all original bills reported by com

and documittees of either House; and 800 copies of all messages ments to be from the Governor (except messages certifying his printed. approval of bills), all reports of standing or select committees, and all reports or communications made in pursuance of law; and 796 copies of the journal of each House, which number shall be denominated the usual number,

13. Neither House shall order the print or pur- Printing or chasing of books for the use of members or for distri- purchase of

books. bution, except by joint resolution, upon which the ayes and noes shall be called, and which must receive the votes of a majority of each House ; and no printing shall be done by order of either House, which is not embraced in the contract for doing the public printing.

Whenever either House shall order more than the usual number of any message or document, the fact shall be

communicated immediately by message to the other. Documents

14. When the same document shall by separate ordered by orders be directed to be printed by both Houses, it both Houses

shall be regarded as but one order, unless otherwise

expressly directed by either House. Extra num

15. When an extra number shall be ordered, it shall bors. be done by specifying the number for each member.

The Governor and State officers shall each have the same number as the members; and a specified number may be added for any committee, officer, or author of

a document. Orders to 16. Orders to print, unexecuted, expire at the close print expire of the session; and no documents shall be printed or at close of session. delivered, after the final adjournment, unless printed

under some law, or concurrent resolution of the Senate

and Assembly. Bergeant-at- 17. The Sergeant-at-Arms of each House shall receive Arms to re- from the printer all matter ordered by the respective ceive printed matter. Houses, and shall keep a book and enter therein the

time of reception by him of every such bill or document, and the number of copies received, and shall cause each and any of such bill or document to be

immediately placed upon the desks of the members. Distribu- 18. There shall be printed 340 bills, and distributed tion of the

as follows: bills and To the Senate,

84 copies. documents To the Assembly,

217 copies. printed. To the State Officers,

28 copies. To the State Library, Retained to bind,..

10 copies. There shall be printed 310 messages and documents, and distributed as follows: To the Senate,

89 copies. To the Assembly,

190 copies. To the State officers,.

30 copies. To the State Library,


1 copy.

1 copy

There shall be printed 300 journals of each House and distributed as follows: To the Senate,

80 copies. To the Assembly,

188 copies. To the State Officers,

30 copies. To the State Library,

2 copies. There shall be printed and bound, 496 journals of each House, and the same number of messages and documents, and distributed as follows: For the Senate,

38 copies. For the Assembly,.

134 copies. For Senate Library,

16 copies. For Assembly Library,.

50 copies. For the counties and public officers, 123 copies. For literary and scientific exchanges, to be

made by the Regents of the University, including one copy for each State and Territory, and one copy for each of the Regents who are not otherwise provided for,

124 copies. For State Library,.

5 copies. There shall also be printed and bound for the State Library 5 copies of the Session Laws, and also of the Journal of each House, and 55 copies of the same for the Regents of the University, for the purpose of literary exchanges.

The Clerk of each House shall forthwith, after the Journal thereof of each day is approved, deliver a legible copy thereof to the printer for the two Houses.

19. There shall be a standing committee, consisting Joint comof three members of the Senate and five members of mittee on

State Libra the Assembly, to be called the Joint Committee on the

ry: State Library and Cabinet of Natural History.

20. The supply bill and annual appropriation bill Supply bil). shall be reported by the 15th day of March, and printed immediately thereafter, and made the special order for the 25th day of March next, immediately after the reading of the Journal.

Bills intro- 21. No bill introduced after the 20th day of March duced after in either House shall have its final reading in either not to take House until all bills previously introduced in either, precedence and sent from one House to the other House for conof bills pre- currence and ready for third reading, shall be disposed viously introduced.

of, unless by unanimous consent, except the supply bill and the annual appropriation bill; and the Clerk of each House shall note on each engrossed bill the day on which it was introduced, and the day on which it was received from the other House, and shall announce such facts when the same is proposed to be read a third

time. Bills lost in 22. When a bill originated in the Senate or Assemboth Houses bly shall have been lost in either House, neither the not again introduced same, nor any other bill on the same subject, and conduring the taining similar provisions, shall be subsequently introsession. duced into the Senate or Assembly during the same

session unless by unanimous consent.

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