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INDEX TO RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-

TIVES.

A.

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ABSENCE, leave of,

when asked,
ACTS, RESOLUTIONS, et cetera, to be signed by Speaker in presence of thos'

House,
signing of, to be entered on the Journal,
ADJOURNMENT always in order,

on Mondays and Fridays,
AMENDMENTS to be printed,

when not to be read,

when precluded,
APPEAL to the House in case of transgression of the rules,
APPROPRIATION BILLS, when to be considered,

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22
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1269
1269
1271
1274
1272
1271
1271
1270
1275

B.

BAR OF THE HOUSE, when to be closed,

peddling within, prohibited,

persons in contempt to be removed without,
BEHAVIOR OF MEMBERS, relative to,
BILLS, calendar of,

calendar of, on first, second and third reading,
call for, or other subject, to he decided without debate,
consideration of, when committees may be discharged from,
disposition of House bills on postponed calendar,
introduction of,
to be printed on pink paper, as soon as introduced,
calendar of pink, to be prepared daily,
irrelevant matter not to be added on amending,
negatively recommended, disposition of,
order in taking up,
printing of,
printing of amendments,
prohibited by the Constitution,
read in place, shall be accompanied by copies thereof,
reading of, on three different days,
reference of, to Committee by Speaker,
reported, when not to be,
returned by Governor, action on,
second reading of,
separate files to be filed,
signature of Speaker to,
to be read in numerical order,
third reading of,

yeas and nays on,
BLANKS, how to be filled,
BUSINESS AND DEBATES,
BUSINESS, order of,

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O.
CALENDAR, GENERAL, to be printed daily,

contents of
CALENDAR OF BILLS,

on first, second and third reading,

resident clerk shall prepare,
CENSURE of the House, when liable to,
CLARKS, room of transcribing, no person to enter,
COMMITMENT precluded by a motion to postpone,
COMMITTED OF THE WHOLE, amendments made therein,

consideration of bills on second reading in,
chairman of, Speaker to appoint,
manner of proceeding in,
no bills to be considered in, unless called up by a member,

papers may be called for by,
COMMITTEE TO COMPARE BILLS, duties of,
COMMITTED ON RULES, appointment of,
COMMITTEES, Standing,

appointment of standing, select and conference, hy Speaker,
conference, who shall be appointed members of,
discharge of,
kinds of,
reports of,
reports of, to be in writing,
sessions of

standing. list of,
CONFERENCE COMMITTEES, who shall be appointed members of,

report of,
CONTEMPT, refusing to vote deemed a,

until purged therefrom member to be removed without the bar of the House,

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62
63
31
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1276
1276
1273
1273
1273
1270
1273
1271
1271
1273
1271
1271
1273
1271
1215
1275
1971
1949
1269
1375
1371
1249
1974
1271
1271
1249
1275
1214
1814

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25
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69
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D.

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DEBATES, et cetera, relative to,

previous question to cut of,
DECISIONS upon questions of order to be reported,
DIVISION OF THE HOUSE, call for,
DUTIES of committee iw compare bills,

F.
FILES AND CALENDARS, all bills and joint resolutions reported affirmatively to

be placed on,
FRIDAYS AND MONDAYS, time of holding sessions on,

G.
GOVERNOR, bills returned by, to be at once considered,

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H.
HALL, Speaker to have direction of,
HOUSE, call for a division of,

bar of, when closed,
manner of addressing,
members in contempt to be removed without bar of,
transgression of rules of,

I.
INK, all amendments and motions to be written in,
IRRELEVANT MATTER not to be added to bills in amending,

J.
JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE, all decisions to be placed at end of,

names of members presenting petitions to be entered on,
reasons for votes to be entered on,
the fact of the Speaker signing all acts, et cetera, to be entered on,
yeas and nays on bills to be entered on,

L.
LEGISLATION prohibited,
LOUNGING in hall prohibited,

M.
MEMBERS, behavior of,

manner of, in addressing House,
not to be interrupted,
not to be referred to by name,

not permitted to record votes in certain cases.
MINORITY of a committee may report in writing,
MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS, time of holding sessions on,
MOTION or address. member to be at his own desk when making,

form of putting question on,
relative to,
to be in writing,
to strike out and insert indivisible,
withdrawal of,

N.

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12 1270

1270
15 1270
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1274
54 1274
11 1270
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1270
11 1270
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18 1270
17 1270

NEGATIVE recommendation, bills reported with, how disposed of,
NEWSPAPER CORRESPONDENTS, privileges of,

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PRIVILEGED PERSONS,
PRIVILEGED QUESTIONS,

of adjournment,
of amendment,
of commitment,
of motions and,
of motions to reconsider,
previous question,
postponement,
PRIVILEGES of newspaper correspoudents,

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Q.
QUESTION, previous, how called and its effect on pending business,

division of. may be called for,
form of putting,
of order,
no debate on,
to be reported,
motion for postponement of the, preciudes commitment,
previous, cuts off debate,
privileged,
substitute for,
to strike out and insert, indivisible,

reconsideration of vote on,
QUORUM, when less than, bar of the House to be closed,

R.

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RECONSIDER, motion to, when permitted,
RECONSIDERATION, when motion for, lost, not to be again renewed on

question,
REPORTS OF COMMITTELS,

to be in writing,

minority,
RESIDENT CLERK to prepare all calendars of bills,
RESOLUTIONS, original, when offered,

amending Constitution to be read on three different days,

when read to lie over for printing,
ROLL, order of calling,

verification of the,

Mr. Speaker to be called last,
RULES, not to be altered,

motions to alter,
to be published in Smull's Legislative Hand Book,
transgression of,
a committee on, shall be elected by House,

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1971
1289
1274
1274
1273
1269
1272
1276
1274
1275
1274
1274
1274
1274
1270
1275

Senate amendments, consideration of,

printed copies of, amendments to be furnished members,
comununications from,

information to be given to,
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS or door-keeper to give notice to offenders,

duties required of,
SMOKING in the hall not permitted.
SMULL'S LEGISLATIVE HAND BOOK, all rules to be published in,

a copy of, to be delivered to each member at commenceinent of session,
SPEAKER, appointment of select and conference committees by,

appoints chairman committee of the whole,
duties of,
Hall shall be under direction of,
order and decorum to be preserved by,
questions of order to be decided by.
referring of bills to committees by,
signature of, to be affixed to all bills in presence of House,

substitution of, pro tempore,
SPEAKING, members not to be interrupted in,

order of,
STANDING COMMITTEES,

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TRANSCRIBING CLERKS, no person to enter room of,

V.
VETO MESSAGES to be read, and bills considered at once,
VOTES, Change of,

reasons for, to be entered on Journal,

membere not permitted to record, in certain cases,
VOTING, relative to,

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WRITING, all motions and amendments in, to he in Ink,

Y.

YEAS AND NAYS, entering of, on Journal,

on final passage, to be taken,
on the question, at the request of two members, shall be entered on the Journa

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RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

DUTIES OF THE SPEAKER.

TAKING THE CHAIR.

1. He shall take the chair at the hour to which the House shall have been adjourned, and immediately call the members to order, and on the appearance of a quorum, shall cause the Journal of the preceding day to be read, which may then be worrected by the House.

ORDER AND DECORUM. 2. He shall preserve order and decorum, and, in debate, shall prerent personal reflections, and confine members to the question under discussion. When two or more members rise at the same time, he shall name the one entitled to the tioor.

QUESTIONS OF ORDER-QUESTIONS OF ORDER TO BE REPORTED. 3. He shall decide all questions of order. An appeal from his decision shall be made by two members, or the Speaker may, in the first instance, submit the question to the House.

All ques. tions of order involving the determination of constitutional law, shall be submitted to the House on the request of five members. On question of order, there shall be no debate, except on an appeal from the decision of the Speaker, or on reference of & question by him to the House, when no member shall speak more than once, unless by leave of the House. All decisions upon the questions of order shall be noted by the clerk, and placed at the end of the Journal of each session, with reference to the decisions as stated in the Journal.

BEHAVIOR OF MEMBERS. While the Speaker is putting the question, or addressing the House, nona shall walk out of or across the House ; nor in such case, or when a member is speaking, shall entertain private discourse; nor while a member is speaking, shall pass between him and the Chair.

APPOINTMENT OF STANDING, SELECT AND CONFERENCE COMMITTEES. 5. The Speaker shall appoint the members of standing, select and conference committees unless otherwise ordered by the House. All conterence committees shall be conposed of members who vote in the majority on the point or points of difference ; but the committee shall not have power to control over any part of the bill, resolution or order except parts as to which a difference existe between the House and the Senate.

SIGNATURE OF SPEAKER,

6. All acts, addresses, and joint resolutions shall be signed by the Speaker in the presence of the House, after their titles have been publiciy read immediately before signing, and the fact of bigning shall be entered upon the Journal; and writs, warrants, and subpoenas, issued by the House, shall be signed by him, and attested by the clerk.

CARE OF THE HALL-SUBSTITUTION. 7. He shall have a general direction of the hall. He may name a member to perform the duties of the chair, but such substitution shall not extend beyond an adjournment, except when the Speaker obtaine leave of absence, in which case he may depute a member as Speaker pro tempore during such leare, which shall not exceed ten days.

ORDER OF BUSINESS.

8. After the reading of the Journal each day, the order of business shall be as follows:

First-Report by the Speaker of his reference to Committees of bills, letters, petitions, memorials, remonstrances and accompanying docunents.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Second-Reports of standing and select committees may be made. (List is here called over.)
Third-Leave of absence may be asked.
Fourth-Resolutions.
Fifth---After the foregoing orders have been finished the following shall be the orders of the day.
For Mondayg--First--- Motions to recommit may be made.
Second-Unfinished business (other than bills) may be considered.
Third-Bills on first reading.
For Tuesdays-Bills on third reading and final passage.
For Wednesday Billa on second reading.
For Thursdays---Bills on second reading.
For Friday -- Firat-Motions to recommit may be made.
Second-Unfinished business (other than bills) may be considered.
Third- Bile on first reading.

When the regular orders prescribed for any day shall be gone through, the following shall be the order of business :

First-Bills on third reading and final passage.
Second-Bills on second reading.
Third-Bills on first reading.

MANNER OF PRESENTING PETITIONS. 9. Letters, petitions, memorials and accompanying documents shall be filed with the Chief Clerk to be by him handed to the Speaker for reference to appropriate committees. A member filing such petition or other papers shall endorse thereon the general purport thereof and his naine and the district he represents, and upon the reference thereof, the Speaker shall announce said nane and title, which shall be entered upon the Journal.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. 10. Bills shall be introduced by filing with the Chief Clerk, to be by him haniled to the Speaker for reference to appropriate committees and report at the session following the day of presentation

OF BUSINESS AND DEBATES.

MOTIONS, ET CETERA. 11. No member shall be permitted to make a motion, or address the Speaker, unless such member be at his own desk.

MANNER OF ADDRESSING THE HOUSE. 12. When a member is about to speak in debate, or to communicate any matter to the Hous, he shall rise, and respectfully address himself to "Mr. Speaker," confining his remarks to the subject before the House, and avoiding personal reflections.

TRANSGRESSION OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE. 13. It any member in debate transgress the rules of the House, the Speaker shall, or any member may through the Speaker, call him to order, the member so called to order shall imme diately sit down, unless perunitted by the House to explain; the House shall, if appealed to, decide on the case, but without debate; if there be no appeal, the decision of the Speaker shall be submitted to, and if the case require it, the member so called to order shall be liable to the censure of the House,

ORDER OF SPEAKING.

14.

No member shall speak more than twice on the same subject, without leare of the House

NOT TO BE INTERRUPTED-NOR NAMED. 15. No member, when speaking, shall be interrupted, except by a call to order by the Speaker, or by a member through the Speaker, or by a member to explain, or by a motion for the previsus question; nor shall any member be referred to by name in debate, unless for transgression of the rules of the House, and then by the Speaker only.

MOTIONS.

FORM OF PUTTING QUESTIONS.

16. All motions made and seconded shall be repeated by the Speaker, who shall put the question distinctly, in the following form, viz:

"As many as are of the opinion (as the question may be), say Aye." And after the affirmative is expressed, "As many as are of the contrary opinion say No."

DIVISION OF THE HOUSE.

But the Speaker, or any member, may call for a division of the House, when the Speaker shell again put the question distinctly and in the following manner, viz:

"As many as are in the affirinative (as the question may be), will rise." He shall put the opposite side of the question : "As many as are in the negative will rise."

MOTIONS IN WRITING. 17.

If the Speaker, or any two members, require it, all motions and amendments shall be written in ink.

MAY BE WITHDRAWN. Such motions or amendments may be withdrawn by the mover and seconder before amenderat or decision, and, if withdrawn, the proceedings had thereon shall be expunged from the Journal.

DIVISION OF QUESTION—MOTION TO STRIKE OUT AND INSERT INDIVISIBLE. 18. Any member may call for the division of a question, which shall be divided, if it comprehends questions so distinct, that one being taken away. the rest may stand entire for the dela of the House. A motion to strike out and insert shall be deemed indivisible; but a motion to strike out being lost, shall preclude neither amendment, nor a motion to strike out and insert.

OF SUBSTITUTE.
No motion can he received to postpone for the purpose of introducing a substitute.

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