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- Tie.-- When there is a tie vote the motion fails unless the chair gives his vote in the affirmative. Where his vote will make a tie, he can cast it, and thus defeat the measure. Roberts, p. 94.


The table is intended to answer the question in the vertical column during the pendency of the motion in the horizontal column, e. g.: Amend. Amend (can you amend an amendment)? Yes.. Adjourn. Amend (can you amend a motion to adjourn)? No, etc.

The x means yes; the o, no. The figures refer to the foot notes: (The Reviser is indebted to the late Hon. Thomas B. Reed and Messrs. Rand, McNally & Co., his publishers, for permission to use the following table, with such changes as were made necessary by difference in procedure in the House of Representatives and the Legislature.)

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1. But a motion to lay an appeal on the table will cut off debate, and if carried wil! sustain

the chair.

2. Does not open the main question to discussion.

3. Opens main question to discussion, because decision in the affirmative is a final negative to the whole proposition.

4. A negative vote to lay on the table may be reconsidered.

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Call of the House.

Commit to Committee of the Whole.

Commit to a Select Committee

Commit to a Standing Committee.

Division of question..

Lay on table..

Postpone to a day certain

Postpone indefinitely.

Previous question.

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As Proposed by the Constitutional Convention, September 29, 1894, at Albany, N. Y., and Adopted by the People of the State, November 6, 1894,* and as subsequently amended.

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7. Compensation for taking private property; private roads;

drainage of agricultural lands.

8. Freedom of speech and press; criminal prosecutions for libel.

9. Right to assemble and petition; divorces; lotteries, poolselling and gambling, laws to prevent.

10. Escheats.

II. Feudal tenures abolished.

12. Allodial tenures.

13. Leases of agricultural lands.

14. Fines and quarter-sales abolished.

15. Purchase of lands from Indians.

16. Common law and acts of the colonial and state legislatures. 17. Grants of land made by the king of Great Britain since

1775; prior grants.

18. Damages for injuries causing death.

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1. Qualification of voters.

2. Persons excluded from right of suffrage.

3. Certain occupations and conditions not to affect residence. 4. Registration and election laws to be passed.

5. Manner of voting.

6. Registration and election boards to be non-partisan, except at town and village elections.

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4. Enumerations and reapportionments.

5. Apportionment of assemblymen; creation of assembly districts.

6. Compensation of members.

7. Civil appointments of members void.

8. Persons disqualified from being members.

9. Time of elections.

10. Powers of each house.

11. Journals; open sessions; adjournments.

12. Members not to be questioned for speeches.

13. Bills may originate in either house.

14. Enacting clause of bills.

15. Manner of passing bills.

16. Private and local bills not to embrace more than one subject.

17. Existing law made applicable to be inserted.

18. Cases in which private and local bills shall not be passed; restrictions as to laws authorizing street railroads.

19. Private claims not to be audited by legislature.

20. Two-thirds bills.

21. Appropriation bills.

22. Restrictions as to provisions in the appropriation or supply bills.

23. Certain sections not to apply to commission bills.

24. Tax bills to state tax distinctly.

25. When ayes and nays necessary, three-fifths to constitute


26. Boards of supervisors.


Local legislative powers.

28. Extra compensation prohibited.

29. Prison labor; contract system abolished,


1. Executive power.


2. Qualifications of governor and lieutenant-governor. 3. Election of governor and lieutenant-governor.

4. Duties and powers of governor; compensation.

5. Reprieves, commutations and pardons to be granted by governor.

6. When lieutenant-governor to act as governor.

7. Qualifications and duties of lieutenant-governor; succession to the governorship.

8. Salary of lieutenant-governor.

9. Bills to be presented to governor; approval; passage of bills by legislature if not approved.

Me 1. State officers

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2. First election of state officers.

3. Superintendent of public works; appointment; powers and


4. Superintendent of state prisons; appointment; powers and


5. Commissioners of the land office; of the canal fund; canal


6. Powers and duties of boards.

7. State treasurer; suspension by governor.

8. Certain offices abolished.

9. Civil service appointments and promotions.


1. Supreme court; how constituted; judicial districts.

2. Judicial departments; appellate division, how constituted; governor to designate justices; reporter; time and place of holding courts.

3. Judge or justice not to sit in review; testimony in equity


4. Terms of office; vacancies, how filled.

5. City courts abolished; judges become justices of supreme
court; salaries; jurisdiction vested in supreme court.
6. Circuit courts and courts of oyer and terminer abolished.
7. Court of appeals.

8. Vacancy in court of appeals, how filled.

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