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9. The Speaker shall vote in all cases; and if, after he shall have voted, the House shall be equally divided, the question shall be decided in the negative.


10. The following shall be the order of business of the House, unless
the House sball otherwise direct :

1. The reading of the journal.
2. Petitions.
3. Reports from standing committees.
4. Reports from select committees.
5. Unfinished business and messages on Speaker's desk.
6. Introduction of bills. (See rule 11.)
7. Ilouse bills on first reading.
8. House bills on second reading.


l u to pomen 9. House bills on third reading. 10, Senate messages and bills on first reading. 11. Senate bills on second reading. 12. Senate bills on third reading. 13. Resolutions. Procided, however, that after the reading of the journal each day the House shall proceed with the regular orders, commencing in the order upon which it was engaged at the time of the adjournment on the preceding day, first disposing of the particular business of the order which may have been pending at adjournment; and as soon as the regular orders have been thus called through, the call shall be resumed, com: mencing with the first order and proceeding in the same manner.

11. When the roll shall be called for the introduction of bills, each member may introduce three bills. Should the call not be completed on the day it is commenced, it shall be resumed the following day, commencing at the point where it was suspended on the previous day.

12. General appropriation bills shall be in order in preference to any other bills of a public nature, unless otherwise ordered.

13. All questions relating to the priority of business to be acted on shall be decided without debate.

INTRODUCTION AND READING OF BILLS. 14. When a bill is introduced, its mover shall announce the committee to which he desires it to be referred, and that fact shall be indorsed on the back of the bill. And it shall be in order for the House to amend such reference at the time of introduction, at which time the title only of the bill need be read. But the House may suspend this rule, by a majority vote, and then the bill shall be read at large at once.

15. When a bill shall have been reported back to the House by a committee with the recommendation that the same pass, after the reading of the bill the first time it shall then be printed for the use of the House, unless the same be rejected on first reading.

16. The Clerk shall indorse on every bill the number thereof, the naine of the member introducing it, the date of introduction, and the several orders taken thereon; and when printed said several indorsements shall be printed at the head of the bill.

17. The general question on the first reading shall be, “Shall the bill be read a second time ?"

'18. On the second reading of a bill, the Speaker shall state it really for commitment, amendment or to be engrossed for a third reading; and no bill shall be ordered to a third reading, or considered in committee of the whole, until three days after it shall have been printed and laid upon the desks of members. The Clerk shall, as soon as any bill is printed, place the same on the desks of the members. All amendments to bills shall be printed when adopted, and shall in like manner be laid on the desks of the members.

19. On the final passage of all bills, the vote shall be by yeas and nays upon each bill separately, and shall be entered upon the journal.

20. When an emergency is expressed in the preamble or body of an act, as a reason why such act should take effect prior to the first day of July next after its passage, and when such act contains a clause or proviso fixing such time prior to the first day of July, the question put shall be, “Shall the bill pass ?” and if decided affirmatively by a vote of twothirds of all the members elected to this House, then the bill shall be deemeil passed; but if upon such vote a majority of less than two-thirds of said members vote affirmatively on said question, then the vote on said bill shall be deemed reconsidered, and the bill subject to amendment by striking out such parts thereof as expresses an emergency and the time of taking effect, and then said bill shall be under consideration, upon its third reading, with the emergency clause and time of taking effect stricken out.

21. Every bill shall be read at large on three different days.

MISCELLANEOUS. 22. No member shall vote on any question in the event of which he is immediately and particularly interested; of in any other case where he was not within the bar of the IIouse when the question was put.

23. Every member who shall be within the bar of the blouse when a question is put, shall vote unless the House shall excuse him.

24. The yeas and nays shall be taken on any question upon the demand of five members.

25. Upon a call of the house for the yeas and nays on any question, the names of the members shall be called in alphabetical order.

26. No person shall visit or remain at the Clerk's table while the yeas and nays are being called.

27. When a bill passes, it shall be certified by the Clerk, who, at the foot thereof, shall note the day it passes.

28. Petitions, memorials and other papers adressed to the Ilouse may be presented by any member, who shall state briefiy to the Ilouse the contents thereof; which may be received, read and referred, on the same day.

2.9. In forming a committee of the whole house, the Speaker shall leave his chair, and a chairman to preside in the committee shall be appointed by the Speaker.

30. All questions, except as provided in rules forty-four and thirtythree, whether in the (Committee of the Whole or in the Ilouse, shall be disposed of in the order in which they are moved, except that in filling up blauks the largest sun and most renote day shall be first put.

31. The rule of proceeding in the House shall be observed in committee, as far as may be applicable.

32. A majority of any committee shall be a sufficient number to proceed to business.

33. When a resolution shall be offered or a motion made to refer any subject, and different committees shall be proposed, the question shall be taken in the following order: the committee of the whole house, a standing committee, or a select committee.

34. Every motion shall be reduced to writing, if the Speaker or any member desire it.

35. When a motion is made and seconded, it shall be stated by the Speaker, or, if it be in writing, it shall be read aloud by the Clerk, before debate thereon.

36. After a motion is stated by the Speaker, or read by the Clerk, it shall be considered in possession of the Ilouse, but may be withdrawn at any time before decision or amendment, by leave of the Ilonse.

37. Any member may call for a division of the question, when divisible; but a motion to strike out and insert shall be iudivisible.

38. When a question has been once put and carried in the affirmative or negative, it shall be in order for any member of the majority to move for the reconsideration thereof on the same or within the two next days of actual session of the House.

39. Whenever any member is about to speak in debate, or deliver any matter to the Ilouse, he shall rise and respectfully address himself to Mr. Spreaker," and confine liimself to the question under debate, and avoid personality; and no motion shall be considered in order unless made from the seat occupied by the member.

40. When two or more members rise at once, the Speaker shall name the member who is to speak first.

41. No member shall speak longer than thirty minutes at any one ! time, except by leave of the House.

2. No member shall speak more than once to the same question. While the Speaker is putting the question or addressing the Ilouse, or when a member is speaking, no person shall walk out of or across the room, or pass between the member speaking and the Chair, or entertain private discourse.

53. If any member, in speaking, or otherwise, transgress the rules of the House, the Speaker shall, or any member may, call him to order ; and the member called to order shall immediately sit down, unless permitted to explain ; and the House, if appealed to, shall decide without debate. If the decision be in favor of the member called to order, he shall be at liberty to proceed ; if against him, and the case require it, he shall be liable to the censure of the House.

44. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received but to adjourn, to lie on the table, the previous question, to commit, to amend, to postpone to a day certain, to postpone indefinitely ; which several motions shall have precedence in the order in which they are arranged ; and no motion to postpone to a day certain, to commit, or to post one indefuitely, being decided, shall be again allowed on the same day, and at the same stage of the bill or proposition. A motion to strike out the enacting words of a bill shall have precedence of a motion to amend, and, if carried, shall be considered equivalent to its rejection.

45. The previous question shall be in this form : “ Shall the main question le now put ?" It shall only be admitted when demanded by a majority of the members present; and its effect shall be to put an end to all clebate, and to bring the House to a direct vote, upon a motion to commut, if such motion shall have been made; and if this motion (loes not prevail, then upon amendments reported by a committee, if any;

then upon pending amendments, then upon the main question. But its only effect, if a motion to postpone is pending, shall be to bring the House to a vote upon such motion. Whenever the House shall refuse to order the main question, the consideration of the subject shall be resumed as though no motion for the previous question had been made. The House may also, at any time, on motion, seconded by a majority of the members present, close all debate upon a pending amendment, or an amendment thereto, and cause the question to be put thereon ; and this shall not preclude any further amendment or debate upon the bill. A call of the Ilouse shall not be in order after the previous question is seconded, unless it shall appear, upon an actual count by the Speaker, that no quorum is present.

46. On the main question, no member shall speak more than once without leave.

47. A motion for commitment, until it shall be decided, shall preclude all amendments of the main question.

48. A motion to lay auy particular proposition on the table shall apply to that proposition only.

49. No motion or proposition, on a subject different from that under consideration, shall be admitted under color of amendinent. · 50. No member shall name another inember present in debate.

51. The officers of the House shall be a Clerk and three assistants, a reading clerk (to be appointed by the Speaker), an enrolling and engrossing clerk and two assistants, a postmaster and one assistant, a doorkeeper and two assistants, and such other officers as the House may determine ; each of whom shall take an oath of office.

52. No smoking shall be allowed in the hall, lobby and galleries.

53. The doorkeeper shall provide thermometers, keep the hall properly ventilated, and the temperature thereof uniform.

STANDING COMMITTEES. 54. The following standing committees shall be appointed, with leare to report by bill or otherwise, to-wit:

1. Committee on Judiciary, to consist of seventeen members. 2. Committee on Corporations, to consist of fifteen members. L 3. Committee on Railroads, to consist of seventeen members. +

4. Committee on Inland Commerce and Warehouses, to consist of fifteen members.

5. Committee on Judicial Department, to consist of twenty-five meinbers.

6. Committee on Finance, to consist of fifteen members. 7. Committee on Mines and Mining, to consist of thirteen members. te 8. Committee on Fees and Salaries, to consist of thirteen members. + 9. Committee on Appropriations, to consist of fifteen members. 10. Committee on Penitentiary, to consist of fifteen members. 11. Committee on Municipal Affairs, to consist of fifteen members. 12. Committee on Education, to consist of fifteen members. 13. Committee on State Institutions, to consist of fifteen members. * 14. Committee on Public Charities, to consist of thirteen members. +

15. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, to consist of fifteen + members.

16. Committee on Revenue, to consist of fifteen members of

17. Committee on Banks and Banking, to consist of thirteen mem-x bers.

18. Committee on Counties and Township Organization, to consist of fifteen members.

19. Committee on Agriculture and Horticulture, to consist of fifteen to members.

1 . Horlicatur 20. Committee on Manufactures, to consist of thirteen members. +

21. Committee on Canal and River Improvements, to consist of fitt teen members.

22. Committee on Elections, to consist of eleven members.

23. Committee on Equalization of Taxes, to consist of eleven mem- t19 bers.

24. Committee on Insurance, to consist of thirteen members. 7
25. Committee on Federal Relations, to consist of nine members.
26. Committee on Claims, to consist of uine members.
27. Committee on Militia, to cousist of eleven members. . +

28. Committee on Civil Sorridend Retrenchment, to consist of thirteen members.

29. Committee on Geological Survey, to consist of nine members. 30. Committee on Printing, to consist of eleven members.

31. Committee on Roads, Highways and Bridges, to consist of eteren 15 members.

32. Committee on Executive Department, to consist of nine mem- t bers.

33. Committee on Drainage, to consist of nine members.

31. Committee on Contingent Expenses of the House, to consist of seven members.

35. Committee on Rules (consisting of the Speaker and six members) -seven members.

36. Committee on Miscellaneous Subjects, to consist of seven members.

37. Committee on State and Public Library, to consist of seven 9 members.

38. Committee on Enrolled and Engrossed Bills, to consist of five q members. 39. Committee on Mileage, to consist of five members. Fish & some


55. All motions, resolutions or propositions involving expenditures of a contingent character for the llouse, shall be referred, without debate, to the committee on contingent expenses, for their report thereon, before final action is taken.

56. It shall be the duty of the committee on engrossed and enrolled bills to examine all engrossed bills, correct any inistake therein, and report the bills to the House ; land it shall be in order for it to report at any time.

57. The rules of parliamentary practice comprised in Cushing's Manual, shall govern the House in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the standing rules and orders of the House, or the joint rules of the Senate and House of Representatives.

58. If a question be lost by adjournment of the Ilouse, and revived on the succeeding day, no member who has spokey on the preceding day shall be permitted to speak again, without teave

59. Any two members shall have liberty to dissent from and protest

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