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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1913.
10:00 ()'CLOCK A. M.
Senators Ackley, Bichler, Bishop, Bosshard, Browne, Burke,
Absent–Senators' Albers, Martin A. E., Martin H. C.,
The journal of yesterday was approved.
Senator Scott, by unanimous consent, withdrew his bill intro
Upon request of Senator Browne, No. 1, s., was recalled from the committee on State Affairs, and re-referred to the committee on Finance.
RESOLUTIONS FOR REVISION. Senator Zophy introduced two joint resolutions, which were referred to the committee on Revision.
BILLS FOR REVISION. Senator Teasdale offered four bills, Senator Zophy offered one bill, Senator Huber offered two bills, Senator Kileen offered one bill, Senator Husting offered one bill, and the joint committee on Finance offered one bill, which were referred to the committee on Revision.
RESOLUTIONS. Jl. Res. No. 6 S.,
Relating to a fiscal report from the secretary of state as provided by section 20.06 of the statutes.
WHEREAS, Section 20.06 of the statutes provides that the secretary of state shall prepare, and the printing board shall cause to e printed, a biennial fiscal report setting forth an estimate of reeipts and expenditures of the general fund, and
WHEREAS, Paragraph 2 of section 16 of chapter 583 of the laws of 1911 creating a state board of public affairs provides that “Thirty days before the assembling of the legislature each public body, the conduct or operation of which involves the receipt, expenditure or handling of any state funds or property, shall submit to the board an estimate of its revenues and expenditure for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennial period, and
WHEREAS, Under the authority of this section the state board of public affairs has required the making of such estimates of revenues and expenditures and will include such estimates in its budget report to be submitted to the legislature; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That it is unnecessary for such fiscal report to be made by the secretary of state to the legislature of the session of 1913.
By Joint Committee on Finance.
BILLS INTRODTCED. Read first and second times and referred. No. 3, S. (Revision No. 11). By Senator Browne. To com
mittee on Finance. No. 4, S. (Revision No. 2). By Senator Burke. To committee
on Corporations. No. 5, S. (Revision No. 3). By Senator Burke. To committee
on Corporations. No. 6, S. (Revision No. 5). By Senator Kileen. To committee
on Judiciary. No. 7, S. (Revision No. 9). By Senator True (by request). To
committee on Finance. No. 8, S. (Revision No. 10). By Senator Cunningham. To com
mittee on State Affairs.
CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS BY THE
The question being, Shall the nomination by the governor of Nils P. Haugen of Madison, Wis., to be a member of the tax commission for the term ending on the first Monday in May, 1921, be confirmed
The ages and noes were required, and the vote was: Ayes, 24; noes, 0; absent or not voting, 9, as follows:
Ayes-Senators Ackley, Bichler, Bishop, Bosshard, Browne, Burke, Culbertson, Cunningham, Glenn, Huber, Husting, Kellogg, Kileen, Linley, Monk, Perry, Randolph, Scott, Skogmo, Snover, Teasdale, Tompkins, True, and Zophy-24.
Absent or not voting-Senators Albers, Hoyt, Martin A. E., Martin H. C., Richards, Stevens, Weigle, Weissleder, and White-9.
And so the nomination was confirmed.
The question being, Shall the nomination by the governor of John H. Roemer, of Milwaukee, Wis., to be a member of the railroad commission for the term ending on the first Monday of February, 1919, be confirmed?
The ayes and noes were required, and the vote was: Ayes, 24; noes, 0; absent or not voting, 9, as follows:
Ayes–Senators Ackley, Bichler, Bishop, Bosshard, Browne, Burke, Culbertson, Cunningham, Glenn, Huber, Husting, Kellogg, Kileen, Linley, Monk, Perry, Randolph, Scott, Skogmo, Snover, Teasdale, Tomkins, True, and Zophy--24.
Absent or not voting-Senators Albers, Hoyt, Martin A. E., Martin H. C., Richards, Stevens, Weigle, Weissleder, and
So the nomination was confirmed.
MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY.
I am directed to inform you that the assembly has concurred in
Res. No. 5, S.,
RULES OF THE SENATE.
Adopted at the session of 1913.
OFFICERS—ELECTION AND DUTIES. 1. Senate called to order by lieutenant governor. The lieutenant governor of the state, who, by the 8th section of the 5th article of the constitution, is constituted ex officio president of the senate, shall, when present, take the chair at the hour fixed for the meeting of the senate, when he shall call the senators to order, who shall thereupon take their seats, and remain with their heads uncovered, while the senate remains in session.
2. President pro tem.; not excused from voting. The senate shall elect a president pro tempore, for the session, who shall possess all the powers and prerogatives of the president of the senate in the absence of the president, and in the absence or inability of the president pro tem., to preside, the president shall have the right to name any senator to perform the duties of the chair temporarily, and who shall be invested, during such time, with all the powers of the president; but no senator shall be excused from voting on any question by reason of his occupying the chair, nor shall such substitute's authority as presiding officer, except to the president pro tem., extend beyond a day's adjournment of the senate.
3. May call member to chair. The presiding officer may call a member to the chair, but such substitute shall not extend beyond an adjournment.
4. Temporary presiding officer. In the absence of the presiding officer, one of the members shall be elected to preside temporarily, until the return of the regular presiding officer.
5. Duties of presiding officers. It shall be the general duty of the presiding officer:
To open the session, at the time to which adjournment is taken, by taking the chair and calling the members to order;
To announce the business before the senate in the order in which it is to be acted upc.
To receive and submit, in the proper manner, all motions and propositions presented by the members ;
To put to vote all questions which are regularly moved, or which necessarily arise in the course of proceedings, and to announce the result;
To restrain the members while engaged in debate, within the rules of order;
To enforce on all occasions the observance of order and decorum among the members;
To inform the senate when necessary, or when referred to for that purpose, on any point of order or practice;
To receive messages and other communications from other branches of the government, and to annaunce them to the senate;
To authenticate by his signature, when necessary, all the acts, orders and proceedings of the senate;
To name the members, when directed to do so in a particular case, or when it is a part of his general duty by these rules, who are to serve on committees; and in general
To represent and stand for the senate, declaring its will, and in all things obeying its commands. Every officer of the senate is subordinate to his presiding officer, and, in all that relates to the discharge of his several duties, is under his supervision.
6. Election and duties of chief clerk. A chief clerk of the senate shall be elected at the commencement of each session, to hold his office at the pleasure of the body electing him. He shal? superintend the recording of the journal of the proceedings; the engrossing and enrolling of bills, resolutions, etc.; shall cause to be kept and prepared for the printer the daily journal of the proceedings. He shall permit no records or papers belonging to the legislature to be taken out of his custody otherwise than in the regular course of business; shall report any missing papers to the notice of the presiding officer, and generally shall perform, under the direction of the presiding officer, all duties pertaining to his office as clerk, and shall be responsible for all the official acts of his assistants.
7. Election and duties of sergeant at arms. A sergeant at arms of the senate, shall be elected at the commencement of each session, to hold his office at the pleasure of the body electing him. It shall be his duty to execute all orders of the senate or its presiding officer, and to perform all the duties that may be assigned to him connected with the police and good order of the body; to exercise the supervision over the ingress and egress of all per