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which motions shall have precedence in the order stated, viz, :
1. For an adjournment of the house. 2. A call of the house. 3. For the previous question. 4. To lay on the table. 5. To postpone indefinitely. 6. To postpone to a certain day. 7. To go into committee of the whole on the pending subject
immediately. 8. To commit to a committee of the whole. 9. To commit to a standing committee. 10. To commit to a select committee. 11. To amend.
RULE 47. The motion to adjourn for the day and to lay on the table, shall be decided without amendment or debate, The several motions to postpone or commit shall preclude all debate of the main question.
RULE 48. Every motion or resolution shall be first stated by the speaker or read by the clerk, before debate and immediately before putting the question. motion, except those specified in subdivisions one to ten, inclusive, of the forty-sixth rule, shall be reduced to writing, if the speaker or any member desire it.
RULE 49. After a motion shall be stated by the speaker, it shall be deemed in the possession of the house, but may be withdrawn at any time before it shall be decided or amended.
RULE 50. The motions to adjourn, to take a recess, and to adjourn for a longer period than one day, shall always be in order; but the latter motion shall not preclude debate.
RULE 51. No motion for reconsideration of any vote shall be in order, unless on the same day or the following legislative day to that on which the decision proposed to be reconsidered took place except in the case of bills returned by the governor for correction, nor except in the case of a motion to reconsider the vote on which a bill has been passed or rejected, unless a member who voted in the majority thereon shall move such reconsideration; but a motion to reconsider the vote on which a bill has been passed or rejected shall be considered a privileged motion to any member, and shall always be in order. A motion for reconsideration being put and lost shall not be renewed, nor shall any subject or vote be a second time reconsidered without unanimous conseat.
Of Resolutions. RULE 52. The following classes of resolutions shall lie over one day for consideration, after which they may be called up, as of course, under their appropriate order of business.
1. All concurrent resolutions.
the disposition of matters immediately before the house, such as relate to the business of the day on which they are offered, and such as relate to adjournment or taking a recess for the day.
RULE 53. All resolutions for printing extra copies of documents shall be referred to the committee on printing, who shall report on each resolution within seven days after such reference.
RULE 54. All other resolutions calling for or leading to expenditures for the uses of the legislature shall be referred to, and reported on by the committee on the expenditures of the house, unless the house shall designate some other committee,
Of the Previous Question. RULE 55. The “previous question " shall be as follows: “ Shall the main question be now put ?” and, until it is decided, shall preclude all amendments or debate. When, on taking the previous question, the house shall decide that the main question shall not now be put, the main question shall be considered as still remaining under debate. The “main question” shall be on the passage of the bill, resolution or other matter under consideration ; but when amendments are pending, the question shall first be taken upon such amendments in their order; and when amendments have been adopted in committee of the whole, and not acted on in the house, the question shall be taken upon such amendments in like order, and, if the previous question has been ordered, without further debate or amendment.
Of the Assembly Chamber and the Privileges of Admission to
the Floor thereof. RULE 56. The use of the assembly chamber may be granted to the State Agricultural Society, the State Medical Society, and such other societies as are required by law to report to the legislature. No application for the use of the chamber for any other purpose shall be entertained without the unanimous consent of the house.
RULE 57. The following classes of persons shall be entitled to admission to the floor of the house during the session thereof, viz.:
1. The governor and lieutenant-governor. 2. The members of the senate. 3. The State officers. 4. The regents of the university. 5. The capitol commissioners. 6. Persons in the exercise of an official duty directly connected
with the business of the house. 7. The reporters of the press. (See sub-division 7 of rule 2 8. Ex-speakers of the assembly. No other persons shall be admitted to the floor during
the session, except upon the permission of the speaker-and persons so admitted shall be allowed to occupy places only in the seats in the rear of the assembly chamber. All permits granted by the speaker may be revoked by him at pleasure, or upon the order of the house.
Miscellaneous Provisions. RULE 58. In all cases of the absence of a quorum during the session of the house, the members present may take such measures as they shall deem necessary to secure the presence of a quorum, and may inflict such censure or pecuniary penalty as they may deem just, on those who, on being called on for that purpose, shall render no sufficient excuse for their absence.
RULE 59. When the house shall be equally divided on any question, including the speaker's vote, the question shall be deemed to be lost.
RULE 60. If any question contains several distinct propositions, it shall be divided by the chair, at the request of any member, but a motion to strike out and insert shall be indivisible,
RULE 61. In all cases where a bill, order, motion or reso. lution shall be entered on the journal, the name of the member introducing or moving the same shall also be en. tered on the journal.
RULE 62. The yeas and nays may be taken on any ques. tion whenever so required by any ten members (unless a division by yeas and nays be already pending), and, when so taken, shall be entered on the journal.
RULE 63. The journal of each day's proceedings of the house shall be printed, so that it shall be laid on the tables of members within two days after its approval, and the
sergeant-at arms shall cause the printed journals to be kept on files in the same manner as other printed documents,
RULE 64. No reporter for the assembly, who has an ap pointment as reporter in the senate shall receive any order for stationery from the clerk of the assembly.
RULE 65, No standing rule or order of the house shall be changed, suspended or rescinded unless one day's notice shall have been given of the motion therefor, nor shall such change be made unless by a vote of a majority of all the members elected to the assembly; any such rule or order, however, máy be suspended by unanimous consent. But such notice shall not be necessary on the last day of the session. The notice and motion shall in all cases state spe. cifically the object of the suspension, and every case of suspension of a rule under such notice and motion shall be held to apply only to the object specified therein. Nor shall the forty-second rule, as far as it applies to any bill requiring a two-third vote, be altered, rescinded or sus pended, unless two-thirds of all the members elected to the house agree to such alteration, rescinding or suspending.
RULE 66. The following committees of the house are authorized to employ one clerk and messenger each ; ways and means, judiciary, cities, canals, railroads, commerce and navigation. And the following committees shall be entitled to one clerk and messenger jointly; insurance, two-thirds and three-fifths bills and rules, banks, agriculture and expenses of the executive department, claims, state prisons and Indian affairs, internal affairs and charitable and religi. ous societies, public education, joint library and expenditures of the house, roads and bridges and affairs of villages, public printing, militia and civil divisions, trade and manufactures, grievances and manufacture of salt, public health, petitions of aliens and State charitable institutions, privi. leges and elections, federal relations and public lands. But