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SYNOPSIS OF RULES.

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DUTIES OF THE SPEAKER:

Calls House to order and approves Journal.
Shall preserve order.....
Control of unappropriated rooms in Capitol.
Shall sign acts, writs, etc.......
Appeal from decision..
Question, how put..
Division.
Tellers .......
When not required to vote...
May name Speaker pro tempore..

When Speaker pro tempore to be elected
ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

Election of Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms, Doorkeeper, Post

master, and Chaplain... Oath ...

Appointment of employés.. DUTIES OF THE CLERK:

Presidos at commencement of session until Speaker is

elected.
Shall mail to members list of official reports..
To make weekly statements of business on Speaker's table.
Notes questions of order in Journal ......
Distributes Journal to members and State officers..
House library ...
Mails bound documents to members
Attests bills, writs, etc........
Makes contracts for House of Representatives..
Keeps accounts of disbursements and members' stationery.

Pays salaries to officers and employés.....
DUTIES OF THE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS:

To maintain order....
Executes process of House ...
Pays salaries and mileage of members.

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DUTIES OF OTHER OFFICERS :
Doorkeeper shall enforce rules as to privileges of Hall

Responsibility for employés' conduct
To take inventories of public property ..

To clear floor of House before, during, and after sittings
Postmaster shall keep House post-office and deliver mails.
Chaplain ...

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OF THE MEMBERS:

Shallattend sittings of House and vote.....
When not required to vote.
Pairs....

Announced but once on same day.
QUESTIONS OF PRIVILEGE:

Defined

Precedence over other questions...
OF COMMITTEES:
Appointment and membership of committees

Of select committees
Chairman; how determined

Chairman to appoint clerk of committee..
POWERS AND DUTIES OF COMMITTEES:

Jurisdiction of committees....
Committees privileged to report at any time on certain

subjects....
On Rules, on Election, on Ways and Means, committees ro-

porting appropriation bills, on Rivers and Harbors, on

Public Lands, on Enrolled Bills, on Printing
Reports; how considered
No dilatory motion pending consideration
Commission, report of;-how considered ...,
Committees not to sit during sitting of House

Appropriation bills, when to be reported.
DELEGATES:

Appointment of, on committees.

Their powers......
CALENDARS:

Committee of Whole on state of Union
House Calendar....
Calendar of Private Bills.
Priority of reference to committees and calendars
Reports on private bills and views of minority to be de-

livered to Clerk for reference to calendars.. OF DECORUM AND DEBATE:

Member to be recognized before addressing House.
Debate confined to pending question....
Speaker decides who is entitled to floor......
Limit of one hour in debate.....
Additional hour to close debate; when allowed.
Member called to order shall sit down......
Right to proceed decided without debate.
Liable to censure or punishment..
Words excepted to, taken down
Not answerable if debate or business intervenes....
Member to speak but once on same question; exception as

to mover of proposition ...
Crossing Hall, smoking, etc., forbidden during debate and

roll call.
Ox CALLS OF THE ROLL AND HOUSE:

After second roll call request to vote not entertained
Fifteen members may compel attendance of absentees....
Proceedings during call of House...

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ON MOTIONS, THEIR PRECEDENCE, ETC:

Motions must be in writing and be entered on Journal....
May be withdrawn before decision or amendment.........
Question of consideration....
Order of precedence; to fix day; to adjourn; for a recess;

to lay on table; previous question: not debatable..... Postpone to a day; refer or amend; postpone indefinitely:

debatable.
To adjourn, etc., always in order..
Wben question divisible..
To strike out and insert..
Anendment must be germane.
To suspend rules.......
For Committee of the Whole on appropriation bills, etc.,

when in order .... PREVIOUS QUESTION :

Previous question
Effect of......
What it may embrace...
Motion to commit, when in order
To lay on table, when in order......
Call of House after previous question ordered

Questions pending previous question not debatable ...
RECONSIDERATION:

Motion to reconsider, when in order
Precedence of..........
During last six days of session..

Reports of committees shall be in writing and be printed .
OF AMENDMENTS:

Order of amendments ........
Substitute.....

Amendment may be withdrawn; when
OF AMENDMENTS OF THE SENATE ;
Amendment of Senate, consideration in Committee of the

W noie; when ..
Ox BILLs:

Bills and joint resolutions must be read three times
Engrossment..
Passage...
Appropriation bills; items in or amendments to .....
Changing law not in order ......
Unless they retrench expenditures...
River and harbor and private bills delivered to Clerk for

reference..
Claims and private bills referred to certain committees,

unless unanimously ordered otherwise OF PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, BILLS, AND RESOLUTIONS:

Private bills and petitions introduced by delivering to

Clerk..
Reference to be entered on Journal and in Record.....
Insulting petitions or private bills to be returned to member.
Erroneous reference, how corrected; does not confer juris.

diction
Public bills, etc., and legislative memorials referred by

Speaker
Title and reference entered on Journal and in Record.....
Erroneous reference; how corrected
Resolutions of inquiry to be reported in one week.

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