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until the original appeal shall be decided ; and if a senator be called to order for words spoken, the words excepted to shall be immediately taken down in writing, that the presi. dent or senate may be better enabled to judge of the matter.
RULE 44. Upon a division in the senate, the names of those who voted for or against a question shall be entered alphabetically on the minutes, if any senator requires it, except upon motions to excuse a senator from voting, which shall be decided by count; and each senator called upon, unless, for special reasons, he be excused by the senate, shall declare, openly and without debate, his assent or dis. sent to the question.
Of Executive Session. RULE 45. On motion made and seconded to close the doors of the senate, on the discussion of any business which may, in the opinion of any senator, require secrecy, and during the consideration of all business in executive session, the president shall direct all persons, except the senators and clerk of the senate and his messenger, to withdraw; and during the discussion of said motion the doors shall remain shut, and every senator and officer of the senate shall keep secret all such matters, proceedings and things which shall transpire while the doors remain closed.
RULE 46. The proceedings of the senate upon executive business shall be kept in a journal separate from its pro ceedings upon legislative business.
RULE 47. The senate shall go into consideration of ex. ecutive business only on the first and third Wednesday of every month that it is in session, at twelve o'clock, at noon thereof. All nominations sent by the governor for the appointment of any officer (except a notary public), shall be referred to that standing committee of the senate to which the duties of such officer appertains, unless the senate shall order the same referred to some other standing committee; and no nomination shall be further considered by the sen
ate until after the report thereon of a majority of the standing committee to which it was referred, unless the said committee fail to report thereon at the next regular executive session. The consent of the senate to the appointment of any officer nominated by the governor, given on any day of the transaction of executive business, shall not be transmitted to the governor until the next day thereafter, for the transaction of such business. Nominations of persons for the office of notary public shall be referred to the senator from the district in which the nominee resides, except that, when the nominee resides in the city and county of New York, the reference shall be to the senators from that city and county, and when the nominee resides in the county of Kings, the reference shall be to the senators from that county. Any provisions of this rule may be waived by unanimous consent.
Miscellaneous Provisions. RULE 48. No person other than officers of the State, members and officers of the senate and assembly, unless on invitation of the president, or by vote of the senate, shall be admitted within the bar.
RULE 49. None but the president, senators and clerks shall be allowed to take books belonging to the senate chamber; and on taking books, each of the persons above mentioned shall furnish to the librarian a list of those taken, and his name, and shall be responsible for them; and it shall be the duty of the librarian to have a book in which he shall enter the delivery of the books so taken and their return; and it shall be his duty to see that the books in the library are kept in order, and in their place at the opening of each morning session.
RULE 50. It shall be the duty of the superintendent of docunients and his assistant, to have the documents and bills promptly placed upon the files of the president and senators, in the order of their numbers, and it shall be the duty of the assistant sergeant-at-arms to see that the mails are punctually delivered.
RULE 51. No rule of the senate shall be altered, suspended or rescinded, without a vote of a majority of all the senators elected; and no motion to suspend, alter or rescind any such rule, or any joint rule of the two houses, shall be in order without the unanimous consent of the senate, unless one day's previous notice thereof shall be given; and no motion to suspend shall embrace more than one rule, or relate to any other subject than the one specified in said motion.
RULE 52. Whenever a claim is presented to the senate and referred to a committee, and the committee report that the claim ought not to be allowed, and the report be adopted by the senate, it shall not be in order to move to take the papers from the files for the purpose of referring them at a subsequent session, unless the claimants shall present a memorial for that purpose; stating in what manner the committee have erred in their report, or that new evidence has been discovered since the report, and setting forth the new evidence in the memorial.
RULE 53. In case a less number than a quorum of the senate shall convene, they are hereby authorized to send the sergeant-at-arms, or any other person, for any or all absent members, as the majority of such members shall agree.
AS ORGANIZED BY THE LEGISLATURE, APRIL 25, 1860.
1.-Counties of Suffolk, Queens and Richmond. *II.–First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Eleventh,
Thirteenth, Fifteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth
wards of the city of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings. *III.-Third, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Twelfth, Four
teenth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Twenty-
Lots and New Utrecht, of the county of Kings.
Thirteenth and Fourteenth wards of the city and coun
ty of New York. V.-Eighth, Ninth, Fifteenth and Sixteenth wards of the
city and county of New York. VI.-Eleventh, Tenth and Seventeenth wards of the city and
county of New York. VII.-Eighteenth, Twentieth and Twenty-first wards of the
city and county of New York. VIII.-Twelfth, Nineteenth and Twenty-second wards of the
city and county of New York. IX.-Counties of Westchester, including the Twenty-third
and Twenty-fourth wards of the city of New York, and
Putnam and Rockland.
The mords of the city of Brooklyn were re-arranged by chapter 863 Laws
XXV.-Counties of Cayuga and Wayne.
XXX.--Counties of Wyoming, Livingston and Allegany. XXXI.-County of Erie. XXXII.-Counties of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus.