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During the consideration of bills under the order of bills and resolutions ready for engrossment or third reading, one-sixth of the members present may move that any bill or bills in said order of business shall be considered in Committee of the Whole, and at the close of said order of business, unless otherwise ordered, the senate shall resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the bill or bills ordered to be so considered. The rules of the senate shall govern, as far as practicable, the proceedings in Committee of the Whole, except that a member may speak more than twice on the same subject, and that a call for the yeas and nays or for the previous question cannot be made in the committee.
20. Standing Committees of Senate. The following standing committees shall be elected by the senate as near the commencement of the session as may be, namely:
On Judiciary, seven members.
The preident pro tem., who shall be chairman, and the respective chairmen of the committees on Judiciary, on Corporations on Education and Public Welfare, on State Affairs, and the joint committee on Finance, and the chairmen of such special committees of the senate as shall be created during any session, shall constitute a committee on Legislative Procedure.
The senate shall elect, as soon as may be after the commencement of the session, five members to the joint committee on Finance, which members shall elect the chairman of said joint committee.
34. Bills First Offered for Revision. Before introduction bills and resolutions noť privileged by rule 75 shall be offered for revision by filing at the clerk's desk at any time. Every bill offered shall be recorded by the clerk by a temporary number, which shall be known as a revision number, and be delivered by the clerk to the revision clerk, who shall return the same, if in proper form, marked 0. K. with a conspicuous rubber stamp and signature of the revision clerk, within forty-eight hours, Sundays and days of adjournment excepted. When such bill is thus returned to the clerk, it shall be read the first and
second times time and referred, unless otherwise ordered by the senate. Any recommendations of the revision clerk upon any bills delivered to him by the chief clerk under this rule shall be transmitted to the chief clerk within the same period of time, in a written report, and the clerk shall immediately deliver such bill and report to the member who submitted the bill. The member may, in his discretion accept or refuse such recommendations, and may then offer the bill for first and second readings. Any bill not having been referred for revi. sion which shall be ordered to a third reading shall then be so referred.
37. New Bills After Fifth Week. If a member or committee desires to introduce a bill after the close of the fifth week of the session, such bill shall, before its introduetion, be referred after receiving the 0. K. of the revision clerk, be delivered to the committee on Legislative Procedure of the senate, which shall, within forty-eight hours, report thereon, recommending that the bill be received and read the first and second times or rejected. Such report shall stand as the action of the senate unless the senate on motion shall order otherwise.
40. Three Several Readings; Hrst Heading. Every bill and resolution not privileged by rule 75 shall receive three several reading by title except where otherwise provided previous to its passage, but he will shall reeeixe # second and third reading not receive tuo readings on the same day. The first reading of the WH shalt be for information, and if objections be made to it, the question shall be “shett Hee will be rejeeted;" if he obicetion be made, of the questie to rajeet be lost, the biti skatter to its second reading without further question.
41. Second First Reading; Reference to Committee. On the seerud first reading, every bill or memorial requiring three readings shall be referred to the appropriate committee, which shall be announced by the presiding officer, unless the senate, on motion, make a different order in relation thereto; and this rule shall apply as well to bills, resolutions, and memorials originating in either house.
42. Second Reading; Ordering to a Third Reading; Engrossinig Bills. The second reading shall be had before the bill or resolution is amended or ordered read a third time. Each bill or resolution ordered engrossed and read a third time shali be, under the direction of the engrossing clerk, carefully type
written, with all amendments adopted to the original bih reduced into the text, placed in a new envelope, upon which the endorsements on the original envelope shall be carefully engrossed, and, with the original, shall be delivered to the chief clerk, who shall report it correctly engrossed to the senate record it correctly engrossed in the journal and place it upon the next calendar "ready for third reading." The original shall then be filed by the chief clerk and the engrossed with copy shall thereafter be considered as the original. If it shall be subsequently found, however, that mistake has been made in engrossing the bill, the chief clerk shall have the power under rule 32 to correct such error in engrossing. A bill or resolution which shall be “ordered engrossed and read a third time” without any amendment thereto having been adopted shall not be engrossed, but shall be placed upon the next calendar under the order "Bits Ready for Fhird Reading;” “ready for third reading;” and when a bill or resolution which shall have been amended only by a substitute adopted without amendment shall be ordered engrossed and read a third time” the original substitute in an engrossed 'envelope shall be the engrossed bill or resolution.
49. Enrolling Bills. After a senate bill has passed both houses, it shall be duly enrolled under the direction of the chief clerk of the senate before it shall be presented to the governor for his approval. When a bill is duly enrolled, it shall be carefully compared by the enrolling clerk, after which it shall be delivered by him to the chief clerk, who shall report record it correctly enrolled to the senate in the journal.
54. Reading of Amendments. Amendments shall be read by the clerk and stated by the presiding officer to the senate before being acted upon. Amendments that are printed and on the files shall be read once, whereas amendments that are not on the files shall be read twice.
62. Order of Action. If any amendment be offered by any member of the Hook or be reported by the majority of minor itt of the committee to whieht the WH was #ferred, the question shall be first upon the amendment, 6* Amendment to Ateuthent, if tht be offered from the Hoof; and if adopted, the How the engement the third Reting thell ther be put. If rejection is recommended by a committee, the adoption of an amondment shall not change the question.
79. Every member to Vote. Every member present when a question is put, or when his name is called, shall vote, unless the senate shall, for a special cause, excuse him, but it shall not be in order for a member to be excused after the senate has commenced voting. In case the vote is by yeas and nays, or by division, a member entering the chamber after the question is put and before it is decided, may have the question stated, record his vote, and be counted.
83. Putting of Motion; Ending Debate. The previous question being moved, the presiding officer shall say, “it requiring five senators to second the motion for the previous question, those in favor of sustaining the motion will rise.” And if a sufficient number rise, the previous question shall be thereby seconded, and the question shall then be: “Shall the main question be now put?” which question shall be determined by the yeas and nays. The main question being ordered to be now put, its effect shall be to put an end to all debate, and bring the senate to a direct vote upon the pending amendments, if there be any be pending or offered, and then upon the main question.
By Senator Browne.
committee on Finance.
committee on Judiciary.
Pet. No. 56, S.
COMMITTEE REPORT. To committee on Education and Public Welfare report and recommend:
No. 160, S.,
Upon request of Senator Skogmo,
LEAVE OF ABSENCE. Upon request,
Leave of absence was granted to Senator Cunningham until Monday, March 3, 1913.
Upon motion of Senator Tomkins,