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Order of Business.

RULE 1. The president having taken 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.

RULE 2. After the reading and approval of the journal, the order of business shall be as follows:

1. The presentation of petitions.

2. Reports of standing committees. 3. Reports of select committees.

4. Messages from the governor.

5. Communications and reports from state officers.

6. Messages from the assembly.

7. Introduction of bills.

8. Third reading of bills.

9. Motions and resolutions.

10. Special orders.

11. General orders; but messages from the governor and assembly, and communications and reports from state officers, and reports from the committee on engrossed bills, may be received under any order of business.

Of the President.

RULE 3. The president shall have the right to name any member to perform the duties of the chair, who is hereby vested, during such time, with all the powers of the president; but such substitute shall not lose the right of voting on any question while so presiding, nor shall his power as such substitute continue for any longer period than two days, without leave of the senate.

RULE 4. When the senate shall be ready to go into committee of the whole, he shall name a chairman to preside therein.

RULE 5. He shall assign to the door-keepers their respective duties and stations.

RULE 6. He shall certify the passage of all bills by the senate, with the date thereof, together with the fact whether passed as majority, three-fifths, or two-thirds bills, as required by the constitution or laws of this State.

Of the Clerk.

RULE 7. It shall be the duty of the clerk to have the journal of each day's proceedings printed, and copies thereof placed upon the files of the president, senators and reporters, within three days after approval by the senate.

RULE 8. He shall also furnish each senator, daily, with a printed list of the general orders, which shall be kept on file by the superintendent of documents, in the same manner as other documents. And the clerk of the senate shall see that all bills shall be acted upon by the senate in the order in which they are reported and stand upon the calendar, unless otherwise ordered by two-thirds of the senators present. The calendar shall also, and in like manner and form, include the number and title of bills and joint resolutions which have passed the assembly, and been received by the senate for concurrence.

RULE 9. He shall present such bills as shall have origi. nated in the senate, and been passed by both houses, to the governor, and enter the same upon the journals.

RULE 10. He shall designate what persons are entitled to admission to the floor as reporters for the public press, not exceeding twenty-two in number.

Of the Rights and Duties of Senators.

RULE 11. Every senator presenting a paper shall indorse the same; if a petition, memorial or report to the legis

lature, with a brief statement of its subject or contents, adding his name; if a notice or resolution, with his name; if a report of a committee, a statement of such report, with the name of the committee and member making the same; if a bill, a statement of its title, with his name, and the fact whether presented on notice, or if by unanimous consent, with a statement of its contents.

RULE 12. No member shall speak to another, or otherwise interrupt the business of the senate, or read any newspaper, while the journals or public papers are being read; and when the president is putting a question, no senator shall walk out of or across the house, nor when a senator is speaking, pass between him and the chair.

RULE 13. Every senator rising to debate, or to present a petition or other paper, to give a notice, make a motion or report, shall address the president, and shall not proceed further until recognized by the chair. No senator shall speak more than twice the same day on the same subject, without leave of the senate; and where two or more senators rise at once, the president shall name the senator who is first to speak.

RULE 14. Every senator who shall be within the bar of the senate when a question is stated from the chair, shall vote thereon, unless he shall be excused by the senate, or unless he be directly interested in the question.

RULE 15. Any senator requesting to be excused from voting may make, either immediately before or after the vote shall have been called, and before the result shall be announced, a brief statement, not occupying over five minutes, of the reasons for making such request, and the question on excusing him shall then be taken without debate.

Of Committees and their Duties.

RULE 16. Standing committees, consisting, unless other. wise ordered, of three members, shall be appointed on the following subjects:

1. On claims.

2. On finance, to consist of five members.

3. On judiciary, to consist of seven members. 4. On militia.

5. On canals, to consist of seven members.

6. On railroads, to consist of five members.

7. On roads and bridges.

8. On literature.

9. On state prisons.

10. On banks.

11. On insurance companies.

12. On the erection and division of counties and towns.

13. On agriculture.

14. On commerce and navigation, to consist of five members. 15. On manufactures.

16. On public health, and medical societies and colleges.

17. On privileges and elections.

18. On engrossed bills, to consist of five members.

19. On Indian affairs.

20. On public expenditures.

21. On affairs of cities, to consist of seven members.

22. On public buildings.

23. On poor laws.

24. On miscellaneous corporations.

25. On retrenchment.

26. On grievances.

27. On the manufacture of salt.

28. On the internal affairs of towns and counties. 29. On public printing.

30. On affairs of villages.

31. On rules.

RULE 17. It shall be the duty of the committee on public printing to examine and report on all questions of printing referred to them, and every motion to print any petition, resolution, report, bill, message or other manuscript, except as provided in the joint rules, shall be referred to such

committee. They shall, when practicable, report the approximate cost of all extra printing and report to the senate from time to time any measure they may deem useful for the economical and proper management of the public printing.

RULE 18. The committee on engrossed bills shall examine all bills, amendments and resolutions which are required to be engrossed, before they go out of possession of the senate, and make report when they find them correctly engrossed, before they are read the third time; they shall also compare such amendments as may be made in the assembly to senate bills, and that are concurred in by the senate, after they shall have been re-engrossed in the senate, for the purpose of seeing if they are correctly engrossed.

RULE 19. Every report of a committee upon a bill which shall not be considered at the time of making the same, or laid on the table by a vote of the senate, shall stand upon the general orders with the bill, and entered on the journal.

Of General Orders and Special Orders.

RULE 20. The matters referred to the committee of the whole senate shall constitute the general orders, and the business of the general orders shall be taken up as follows, viz. The clerk shall announce the title of each bill, with the printed number, or other matter as it shall be reached in its order, when it may be taken up on the motion of any member without the putting of any question therefor; but if not so moved it shall lose its preference for the day. And whenever three bills have been moved consecutively, the senate shall go into committee of the whole upon them without further orders; and whenever a motion shall prevail in committee of the whole that the committee now rise, report progress and ask leave to sit

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