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RULES OF THE SENATE.
Adopted January 26, 1909.
Order of Business.
1. President to take the chair; journal to be read.. Order of business.
Of the President.
2. (1) To decide questions of order; name committees. (2) To assign doorkeepers to their respective duties and stations.
(3) To certify passage of all bills.
Of the Temporary President.
3. In the absence of the Lieutenant-Governor, temporary President to act.
Of the Clerk.
4. (1) To have journals printed and placed on file.
(2) To furnish, daily, printed list of general orders; to see that all bills are acted upon in order in which reported; calendar.
(3) To present bills originating in Senate to Governor, and to enter on journals. To transmit bills to Assembly.
(4) To designate reporters.
Of the Sergeant-at-Arms.
5. To be in attendance on the Senate, to preserve order.
Of the Rights and Duties of Senators.
6. (1) Relative to presentation of petitions, reports, resolutions, etc.
(2) To preserve order while journals or public papers are
(3) Debate; Senators to address the President, and not to proceed until recognized; limitation; President to decide who is entitled to floor.
(4) Within bar of Senate when question is stated, to vote, unless, etc.
(5) Wishing to be excused from voting, may make brief
(6) and (7) Absentees to be sent for.
Committees and their Duties.
7. Standing committees.
8. On printed and engrossed bills, to examine all bills, resolutions, etc., and report as correctly printed or engrossed before third reading.
9. On revision, duties of.
10. Reports of committees on bills; proceedings when not considered at time of making.
Of General Orders and Special Orders.
11. What to constitute the general orders; business of; how taken up.
12. Special orders.
Of the Committee of the Whole.
13. Rules to be observed in; may strike out enacting clause in bills, and if report is agreed to by Senate, bill tu be deemed rejected.
14. Bills, committed to, to be read through by sections; amend ments not offered in, not in order except by unanimous consent.
15. Motion to rise and report progress always in order.
16. How introduced.
17. Proceedings when reported by committee of the whole, when deemed lost; final question to be taken immediately after third reading.
18. To receive three readings; not to be amended or committed until twice read; not to be read a third time out of its order; resolutions proposing amendments to Constitution to be treated as bills, to be acted on in committee of the whole.
19. Or resolution amending Constitution, after ordered to a third reading, may not be amended, except, etc.
20. Two-thirds bills.
21. Question on final passage to be taken by ayes and nays. 22. To be printed in the order as reported by committees, unless, etc.
23. When final vote on, may be reconsidered; to be read by sections.
24. To retain place when quorum not present.
Of Motions and their Precedence.
25. When question is before Senate, no motion to be received, except, etc.; motion to adjourn or lay on the table to
be decided without debate.
26. When to be reduced to writing.
27. When questions to be divided.
28. Certain to preclude debate of main question.
29. Filling of blanks; question, how taken.
31. Concurrent resolutions.
Of Closing Debate.
32. Closing debate.
33. Of a quorum.
Of Questions of Order.
34. Priority of business.
35. When reading of paper is called for and objected to, to be decided without debate.
36. Senator called to order; to take his seat; when may proceed; words objected to to be taken down in writing. 37. Divisions; when names to be entered alphabetically on journal; Senators to vote unless excused.
Of Executive Sessions.
38. When President shall direct doors to be closed, etc.; secrecy to be observed.
39. Proceedings in, to be kept in separate journal.
40. Senate may
go into, when
tions in, how referred.
41. Who may take books from Senate chamber; duty of li brarian.
42. Superintendent of documents to place documents and bills on files; postmaster to see that mails are punctually delivered.
43. Senate library, post-office and document room to be open. 44. Alteration, suspending or rescinding of rules.
45. Claims before, reported adversely upon, papers relative to, to remain on files of Senate, unless, etc.
46. Resolutions for expenditure of moneys must be decided by a majority vote.
47. Call of the Senate.
48. Admissions to floor of Senate chamber.
49. Employes and others not to solicit subscriptions.
ORDER OF BUSINESS.
1. The President shall take the chair at the hour 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. After the reading and approving of the Journal the order of business shall be as follows: 1. The presentation of petitions.
2. Introduction of bills, by districts, in their numerical order.
3. Messages from the Assembly. 4. Messages from the Governor.
5. Reports of standing committees.
6. Reports of select committees.
7. Communications and reports from State officers. 8. Third reading of bills.
9. Motions and resolutions. 10. Special orders.
II. General orders.
But messages from the Governor and Assembly, communications and reports from State officers, reports