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52. Committee on Parks and Bouleyards - Twenty-five members. 53. Committee on State and County Fairs-Fifteen members. 54. Committee on the Rights of the Minority-Sixteen members, with

the right to a clerk in addition to the number allowed by law. 55. Committee on Horticulture-Twenty-one members. 56. ('ommittee on Judicial Apportionment-Twenty-one members. 57. Committee on Congressional Apportionment-Twenty-one members.

58. Committee on Senatorial Apportionment–Twenty-one members. 14. A majority of any committee shall be a sufficient number to proceed to business.

15. When a resolution shall be offered, or a motion made to refer any subject other than bills, and different committees shall be proposed, the question shall be taken in the following order: The Committee of the Whole House, a Standing ('ommittee, or a Select ('ommittee.

16. It shall be the duty of the ('ommittee on Engrossed Bills to examine all engrossed bills, correct any mistakes therein, and report the bills to the House forthwith; and it shall be in order for it to report at any time.

17. W any bill is about to be considered by a committee, the introducer of the bill shall be notified of the tinie and place where such bill shall be considered by such committee.

BILLS. 18. When the roll shall be called for the introduction of bills, each member may introduce three bills. And should the call be suspended by adjournment or otherwise, then calling of the roll shall be taken up, when that order of business is reached, at the point at which it was discontinued, and this order shall be observed until the roll-call shall be alphabetically completed.

19. The Clerk shall indorse on every bill the number thereof, name 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.

20. When a bill is introduced it shall be read by its title, ordered printed and referred to the proper committee for consideration.

21. The Clerk shall, as soon as any bill is printed, place the same in the postoffice boxes of the members; and printed bills shall be furnished to others ihan public officers and members of the General Assembly and the press only on the written order of the Speaker, the President and President pro tem, of the Senate, and members of the General Assembly.

n. Amendments to bills may be offered at the conclusion of the second reading, and all amendments to bills, except amendments by striking out, shall be printed when adopted, and shall in like manner be deposited in the postoffice boxes of the members one day before such amended bill shall be read a third time.

23. After the second reading of the bill, and amendments, if any, the Speaker shall state that the bill is ready to be ordered engrossed for a third reading.

24. The vote on the final passage of all bills shall be by yeas and pays, upon each bill separately, and shall be entered upon the journal; and when a bill shall fail to receive a constitutional majority upon its passage, the Speaker shall declare that the bill has failed to pass.

25. 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 two-thirds of the members elected to the House, then the bill shall be deemed passed; and if, upon such vote, a majority of said members elected, but less than two-thirds thereof, vote affirmatively on said question, then the vote or said bill shall be deemed reconsidered, and the bill subject to amendment by striking out such part 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.

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

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


28. Appropriation bills which contain provisions relating to nothing else than the appropriation, and apportionate bills which contain provisions relating to nothing else than the apportionment, shall be in order in preference to any other bills, unless otherwise ordered. All bills for appropriations of money from the State treasury, when referred to other committees and by them reported back to the House with favorable recommendation, shall be referred to the Committee on Appropriations for its consideration before being finally acted upon by the House.

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

RECONSIDERATION. 30. When a question has been once made and carried in the affirmative or negative, it shall be in order for a member of the majority to move for a reconsideration thereof, or give notice that he will make such motion within the time prescribed by this rule; for which time he shall control the motion. But no motion for the reconsideration of any vote shall be in order after a bill, resolution, message, report, amendment or motion, upon which the vote was taken, shall have gone out of possession of the House; nor shall any motion for reconsideration be in order unless within the next day of actual session of the House: Prorided, that should the member giving notice of a motion to reconsider, not make such motion within the time prescribed by the rule, any other member voting with the majority may make such motion within the next succeeding legislative day: Such motion shall take precedence of all other questions, except a motion to adjourn: And provided, further, that when a bill has passed the House it shall require a constitutional majority to reconsider the vote by which the same was passed: And provided, also, when a motion to reconsider the vote by which a bill has passed is made, or a notice is given that such motion will be made within three days of the last legislative day of the session, it will then be in order for any member to move that such motion or notice of motion may be taken up at once and disposed of.

PRACTICE. 31. The yeas and nays shall be taken on any question upon the demand of five members.

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

33. 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.

31. No person shall visit or remain at the Clerk's table while the yeas and nays are being called; and in the performance of their duties all clerks of the House shall be under the supervision and control of the Speaker.

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

36. A motion to lay any particular proposition on the table shall apply to that proposition only.

37. No motion or proposition, on a subject different from that under consideration, shall be admitted under color of amendment.

38. Every motion shall be reduced to writing, if the Speaker or any membe desires it.

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

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

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

42. Whenever any member is about to speak in debate, or deliver any matter to the House, he shall arise and respectfully address himself to Mr. Speaker," and contine himself 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.

+3. When two or more members arise at once, the Speaker shall name the member who is to speak first.

H. All questions, except as provided in rules 45 and 51, whether in the Committee of the Whole or in the House, shall be disposed of in the order in which they are moved, except that in filling up blanks, the largest sum and the most remote day shall be the first put.

45. The rules of the House shall be observed in all committees as far as may be applicable.

46. When a committee reports a substitute for an original bill, with the recommendation that the substitute pass, it shall be in order to read the substitute a first time at once and ordered printed.

47. Petitions, memorials and other papers addressed to the House, may be presented by any member, who shall state briefly to the House the contents thereof, which may be received, read and referred on the same day.

18. No member shall speak longer than thirty minutes at one time, nor more than once on the same question, except by leave of the House; but the member who introduces a measure shall, in all cases, have the right to close the debate, and this right shall not be denied him even after tlie previous question has been ordered, although he may have spoken once on the same subject, provided the member so speaking shall not be allowed more time in all than is permitted by the rules of the House to other menibers.

49. While the Speaker is putting a question or addressing the House, 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.

50. If any member, in speaking or otherwise, transgress the rules of the
House, the Speaker shall, or any member may, call him to order.
51. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received but

To fix the time to which to adjourn,
To adjourn,
A call of the House,
To lay 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 their order in which they are arranged; and no motion

To postpone to a day certain,
To commit, or
To postpone indefinitely,

Being decided, shall be again allowed on the same day, or at the same stage of the bill or proposition.

52. The rules of parliamentary practice comprised in Cushing's Parliamentary Rules and Practice, 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.

53. If a question be lost by adjournment of the House, and revived on the succeeding day, no member who has spoken on the preceding day shall be permitted to speak again on the same question without leave.

54. Any two members shall have the liberty to dissent from the protest, in respectful language, against any act or resolultion which they shall think injurions to the public or any individual, and have the reasons of their dissent entered upon the journal.

55. Questions shall be distinctly put in this form, viz... “As many as are of the opinion that”'-(as the case may be)—"say Aye,'" and, after the affirmative vote is expressed, “As many as are of the contrary opinion say, No.'? If the Speaker doubt or if a division is called for, the House shall divide; those in the affirmative shall first arise from their seats, and afterwards those in the negative.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE. 56. 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.

ADJOURNMENT. 57. The hour at which every motion to adjourn is made shall be entered on the journal.

Ten o'clock in the morning shall be the standing hour to which the House shall adjourn unless otherwise ordered by a majority vote.

58. A motion to adjourn shall be decided without debate and not be subject to amendment.

DISPENSING WITH, RECINDING OR CHANGING RULES. 39. No rule shall be dispensed with unless by the concurrence of two-thirds of the members present; nor shall any rule be rescinded or changed without one day's potice being given of the motion thereof; but a new rule, not in conflict with existing rules, may be added, after such notice, by a two-thirds' vote of the members-elect, except when such new rule is reported by the committee on rules, and in that case such new rule may be adopted by a majority vote.

PREVIOUS QUESTION. 60. The previous question shall be put in this form: “Shall the main question be now put?" and until it is decided shall preclude all amendments or debate. When it is decided the main question shall not now be put, the main question shall be considered as still remaining under debate.

The effect of the main question being ordered shall be to put an end to all debate, and bring the House to a direct vote-first upon all amendments reported or pending, in the inverse order in which they are offered. After the motion for the previous question has prevailed, it shall not be in order to move a call of the House unless it shall appear by yeas and nays, as taken on the main question, that no quorum is present; or to move to adjourn prior to a decision of the main question: Provided, if a motion to postpone is pending, the only effect of the previous question shall be to bring the House to a vote upon such motion.

61. All resolutions or orders in reference to the appointment of employés, or the increase of compensation of employés, or expenditure of moneys for incidental expenses of the session, shall be referred to the Committee on Contingent Expenses without debate.

And the report was adopted.

Mr. Cochran moved the adoption of the foregoing report. Whereupon Mr. Selby moved the following amendment to rule 4: Amend rule four (4) by adding after the word lecture the words without the ronsent of the House.

The question now being put on the notion of Mr. Selby, the amendment being put, it was decided in the negative.

The question now recurring on the motion of the gentleman from Moultrie, the vote was taken, it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Cochran moved that 500 copies of the rules be printed, pamphlet form, for the use of the members.

And the motion prevailed.

The House proceeding upon the order of Senate bills on first reading

Senate Bill No. 1, a bill for “An act making appropriation for the payment of the employés of the Fortieth General Assembly.

Was taken up and read at large a first time, and,

By unanimous consent, was ordered to second reading without reference to a committee or printing.

The House proceeding upon the order of Senate bills on first reading · Senate Bill No. 2, a bill for “An act to provide the incidental expenses of the Fortieth General Assembly.

Was taken up and read at large a first time, and,

By unanimous consent, was ordered to a second reading without reference to a committee or printing.

The Clerk read the following report of the Minority Committee:


Mr. Craig Chairman.





Mr. Jas. L. Scott was appointed Clerk of the Minority Committee.

Mr. Cochran offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

WHEREAS, There is now pending in Congress a bill (H. R. 4339) to establish a National Military Park to commemorate the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg, and,

WHEREAS- The operations that culminated almost simultaneously at Gettysburg and Vicksburg in July, 1863, not only mark the turning point in the War of the Rebellion, but also constitute one of the greatest epochs in the history of our country, and should both be commemorated in the most impressive and enduring manner possible, and,

WHEREAS, The establishment of a National Military Park at Vicksburg will be a most fitting and appropriate monument to the great commander whose genius planned these operations and directed them to a successful issue, and,

WHEREAS, The State of Illinois has an especial interest in this bill, for the reason that fifty-four of her infantry regiments, thirteen of cavalry and eleven

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