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again, the motion shall include the bills remaining unacted upon in the committee of the whole which shall be considered in the first committee of the whole thereafter; and no bill shall be considered in committee of the whole, unless the same shall have been printed.
RULE 21. Whenever any bill or other matter is made the special order for a particular day, and it shall not be completed on that day, it shall retain its place in the general orders, unless it shall be made the special order for another day; and when a special order is under consideration it shall take precedence of any special order for a subsequent hour of the same day; but such subsequent special order may be taken up immediately after the previous special order has been disposed of.
Of the Committee of the Whole.
RULE 22. The rules of the senate shall be observed in the committee of the whole, so far as may be applicable, except limiting the number of times of speaking, and except that the ayes and noes shall not be taken. Such committee may strike out the enacting clause of a bill, and report that fact to the senate; and if the report be agreed to by the senate, it shall be deemed a rejection of the bill.
RULE 23. Bills committed to a committee of the whole senate shall in committee of the whole be read through by sections. The report shall state whether or not said bill has been amended in committee of the whole. After the report, the bill shall be subject to debate and amendment before the question to engross is put; but such amend ments only shall be in order as were offered and decided in the committee of the whole senate, except by unanimous consent.
RULE 24. A motion that the committee rise and report progress on any bill shall always be in order, and shall be decided without debate.
RULE 25. Every bill shall be introduced by a senator in his place, or on the report of a committee, or by message from the assembly.
RULE 26. When a bill shall be reported by a committee of the whole, and not otherwise disposed of, the question shall be, "Shall the report be agreed to?" And when the report of such committee, if favorable, shall be agreed to, and the bill not otherwise disposed of, the bill shall be ordered engrossed for a third reading. Upon such question the merits of the bill may be debated, and a motion to commit or recommit, or to amend, as provided in the 23d rule, or lay on the table, or to postpone to a future day, shall be in order. If such question be decided in the negative, such bill shall be deemed lost.
RULE 27. Every bill shall receive three readings previous to its being passed, and the president shall give notice at each, whether it be the first, second or third. No bill shall be amended or committed until it shall have been twice read, and no bill shall be read a third time out of its regular order, nor on the same day on which it is ordered to a third reading, unless on a vote of two-thirds of all the senators present and voting; and no bill shall be read a third time unless it shall have been printed; and all resolutions which propose any amendment of the constitution, shall be treated in the form of proceedings on them, in a similar manner with bills, except that it shall not be nec essary to commit such resolutions to a committee of the whole; and no bill shall be ordered to a third reading without having been acted upon in committee of the whole.
RULE 28. After a bill or resolution to amend the consti tution shall be ordered to a third reading, no motion to amend the same shall be in order without unanimous consent; but any such bill or resolution may be committed prior to the completion of the final reading thereof.
RULE 29. When any bill requiring the concurrence of two-thirds of the senators is under consideration, such concurrence shall not be requisite except on the question of its final passage.
RULE 30. The question on the final passage of every bill shall be taken by ayes and noes, which shall be entered on the journal, and unless the bill receive the number of votes required by the constitution to pass it, it shall be declared lost, except in cases provided for by the 33d rule, and such question shall be taken immediately after the third reading and without debate.
RULE 31. All bills shall be printed in the order in which they are reported by the committees, unless otherwise ordered by the senate.
RULE 32. The vote on the final passage of any bill appropriating the public moneys or property, or creating, continuing, altering or renewing any body politic or corporate, shall not be reconsidered whenever any such bill shall be lost, unless by a vote of a majority of all the senators elected, but all other bills, when the same shall have been lost, may be reconsidered by a vote of a majority of all the senators present and voting; nor shall any bill be referred to a select committee with power to report complete, unless such bill has previously been considered in committee of the whole, and read through . by sections.
RULE 33. If, on taking the final question on a bill, it shall appear that a constitutional quorum is not present, or if the bill require a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to pass it, and it appears that such number is not present, the bill shall be laid on the table, and the final question taken thereon at such time as the senate shall order.
Of Motions and their Precedence.
RULE 34. When a question is before the senate, no motion shall be received, except as herein specified; which motions shall have precedence in the order stated, viz. :
1. For an adjournment.
2. To lay on the table.
3. To postpone indefinitely.
4. To postpone to a certain day.
5. To commit to a standing committee.
6. To commit to a select committee.
7. To the committee of the whole.
8. To amend.
The motion to adjourn and to lay on the table shall be decided without debate, and shall always be in order.
RULE 35. All motions shall be reduced to writing, if desired by the president or any member, delivered in at the table, and read by the president or clerk, before the same shall be debated; but any such motion may be withdrawn at any time before decision or amendment is made.
RULE 36. If the question in debate contains several points, any member may have the same divided, provided the division called for embodies a distinct principle or statement of fact.
RULE 37. A motion to postpone, commit or refer, until it is decided, shall preclude all debate of the main question.
RULE 38. When a blank is to be filled, and different sums or time shall be proposed, the question shall be first taken on the highest sum and the longest time.
RULE 39. When a question has been once put and decided, it shall be in order for any senator to move for the reconsideration thereof; but no motion for the reconsideration of any vote shall be in order after the bill, resolution, message, report, amendment or motion, upon which the vote was taken, shall have gone out of the possession of the senate, and no bill or resolution shall, before the first day of April, be sent from the senate on the day of its passage; nor shall any motion for reconsideration be in order, unless made on the same day on which the vote was taken, or within the next three days of the actual session of the senate thereafter. Nor shall any question be reconsidered more than once.
RULE 40. All concurrent resolutions shall lie on the table at least one day.
Of Questions of Order.
RULE 41. All questions relating to the priority of busíness shall be decided without debate.
RULE 42. When the reading of a paper is called for, except petitions, and the same is objected to by any member, it shall be determined by a vote of the senate without debate.
RULE 43. When a senator shall be called to order, he shall take his seat until the president shall have determined whether he was in order or not; and if decided to be out of order, he shall not proceed without the permission of the senate; and every question of order shall be decided by the president subject to an appeal to the senate by any member; and no second appeal shall be entertained