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THIRD DAY.

MORNING SESSION.
SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KAN.,

January 15, 1903. The Senate convened pursuant to adjournment; the president in the chair.

The invocation was offered by the chaplain.
The roll was called.

Present: Senators Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Conrad, Crum, Cubbison, Findlay, Fitzpatrick, Fulton, Gabriel, Henley, Householder, Hurrel, Kennedy, King, Leidy, McKnight, McMillan, Miller, Morehouse, Morrow, Noftzger, Pestana, Peterson, Porter, Simons, Smith, Sponable, Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, Ward, White, Wright, Wulfekuhler.

Absent: Senator Fullington.

The chairman of the Committee on Rules makes the following report:

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RULES. Your committee on rules beg leave to submit the following report:

That the standing rules of the last session be adopted to govern this session, with the following amendments:

Rule 21 be hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Rưle 21. All standing committees shall consist of five members each, except Judiciary, Ways and Means, Railroads, Assessment and Taxation, Agriculture, Education, Educational Institutions, Congressional Apportiopment, and Insurance, which shall consist of nine members each; and Corporations, Municipal Indebtedness, Charitable Institutions, Cities of the First Class, and Cities of the Second and Third Class, which shall consist of seven members each. Said committees to be appointed by the president of the Senate, subject to the approval of a majority of the senators elected.

Rule 22 be hereby amended so as to read as follows:

RULE 22. The following are the standing committees of the Senate:

1. Judiciary.
2. Ways and Means.
3. Elections.

4. Railroads.
5. Federal Relations.
6. Assessment and Taxation.
7. Fees, Salaries, and Mileage.
8. Corporations.
9. Municipal Indebtedness.
10. Agriculture.
11. Manufactures and Industrial Pursuite.
12. Banks and Banking.
13. Insurance.
14. Charitable Institutions.
15. Penal Institutions.
16. Mines and Mining.
17. State Affairs.
18. Public Health.
19. “Roads and Bridges.
20. Military Affairs and Claims.
21. Temperance.
22. Printing
23. Public Buildings.
24. Cities of the First Class.
25. Cities of the Second and Third Class.
26. Education.
27. Congressional Apportionment.
28. Judicial Apportionment.
29. Legislative Apportionment.
30. Enrolled Bills.
31. Engrossed Bills.
32. Irrigation.
33. Educational Institutions.

34. Labor.
Rule 24 be hereby amended so as to read as follows;

RULE 24. All bills or resolutions referred to committees shall be returned to the Senate, together with the report of the committee thereon, written in triplicate, within five legislative days thereafter, unless further time be granted.

Rule 36 to be amended so as to read as follows:

Rule 36. A motion to suspend the rules, declare an emergency and advance a bill or joint resolution to third reading shall be decided by a vote, and a two-thirds of all senators present and voting shall be necessary to carry such motion, but on all other instances a majority of senators present and voting shall be sufficient.

That rule 56 be amended in the last sentence as follows: "For the purpose of securing uniformity and system, the following clerks and their assistants shall be under the supervision and control of the secretary, to wit: The docket clerk, the journal clerk, and bookkeeper."

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Rule 65 be amended so as to read as follows:

RULE 65. No person shall be allowed to smoke in the Senate chamber or the galleries.

On motion of Senator Morrow, the report was adopted.

Senator Carpenter introduced Senate concurrent resolution No. 3, as follows:

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives con curring therein, That when the Senate and House of Representatives adjourn to day, it to meet again on Monday, January 19, 1903, at four o'clock P. M.

The roll was called.

Yeas: Senators Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Conrad, Crum, Cubbison, Findlay, Fitzpatrick, Fulton, Gabriel, Hurrel, Kennedy, McKnight, Miller, Morehouse, Morrow, Noftzger, Peterson, Porter, Simons, Smith, Sponable, Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, White, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

Nays: Senators Householder, King, McMillan, and Pestana.

The resolution was adopted.

Senator Porter introduced Senate resolution No. 21, as follows:

Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms be instructed to see and strictly enforce rule No. 51, with reference to the lobby.

The resolution was adopted.

Senator Gabriel introduced Senate resolution No. 22, as follows:

WHEREAS, It has been the custom in all previous sessions of this Senate to decorate the Senate chamber with the United States flag, and as none are now in sight: therefore, be it

Resolved, That the sergeant-at arms be hereby instructed to procure a suitable number of Hags and properly decorate the Senate chamber.

The resolution was adopted.

On motion of Senator Wulfekubler, Senate concurrent resolution No. 2 was laid over until Tuesday.

Senator Allen introduced Senate resolution No. 23, as follows:

· Resolved, that the sergeant-at-arms be instructed to furnish room No. 2 on this floor for the Senate stenographers and for the use of the Senators.

The roll was called, with the following result:

Yeas : Senators Allen, Branine, Buschow, Chaney, Conrad, Findlay, Fulton, Kennedy, McMillan, Miller, Morrow, Sponable, Vincent, and Ward.

Nays: Senators Caldwell, Codding, Crum, Cubbison, Fitzpatrick, Fullington, Henley, Householder, King, Leidy, McKnight, Morehouse, Noftzger, Pestana, Peterson, Porter, Simons, Smith, Stewart, Tapp, White, and Wulfekuhler.

Yeas, 14; nays, 24.

A constitutional majority not voting in favor of the resolution, the resolution was lost.

Senator Morrow introduced Senate concurrent resolution No. 4, as follows:

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That all bills claimed against the state, due at the beginning of this session, shall not be considered by the Ways and Means Committee, unless presented for consideration before that committee and by them reported to the Senate and House of Representatives, at least thirty days from the first day of the organization of the Legislature.

The resolution was laid over, under the rules.

Senator Allen introduces Senate resolution No. 24, as follows:

Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms be instructed to produce desks and place them in the southeast corner of the Senate chamber for the stenographers.

The resolution was adopted.
On motion of Senator Noftzger, the Senate adjourned.

AFTERNOON SESSION.
SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KAN.,

January 15, 1903. The Senate convened pursuant to adjournment; the president in the chair.

The roll was called.

Present: Senators Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Conrad, Crum, Cubbison, Findlay, Fitzpatrick, Fulton, Gabriel, Henley, Householder, Hurrel, Kennedy, King, Leidy, McKnight, McMillan, Miller, Morehouse, Morrow, Noftzger, Pestana, Peterson, Porter, Simons, Smith, Sponable, Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, Ward, White, Wright, Wulfekuhler.

Absent: Senator Fullington.

The sergeant-at-arms announced a message from the House, by its chief clerk.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE. Mr. PRESIDENT: I am directed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has adopted Senate concurrent resolution No. 3. The resolution is herewith transmitted.

W. P. Mason, Chief Clerk. By direction of the president, the following resignation was read, and referred to the Committee on Rules:

SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, January 15, 1903. Hon. D. J. Hanna, President of the Senate:

MR. PRESIDENT--I herewith tender you my resignation as stenographer of the Senate, to take effect Tuesday morning, January 19, 1903.

Very respectfully, EMMA M. VIETS. On motion of Senator Carpenter, the Senate adjourned.

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