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[May 2.) No. 842, A., Senator Bishop moved to lay over until Tuesday, May 6, 1913.

Senator Bichler moved to re-refer the bill to special committee on Highways.

Senator Skogmo moved to re-refer the bill to the committee on Corporations.

Senator Skogmo, with unanimous consent, withdrew his motion.

Senator Bichler, with unanimous consent, withdrew his motion, and moved to re-refer the bill to the committee on Finance.

The president held that the motion of Senator Bishop, to lay over to a day certain, took precedence to the motion of Senator Bichler to re-refer.

Senator Bishop, with unanimous consent, withdrew his motion, and moved to amend the motion of Senator Bichler, to re-refer the bill to the committee on Corporations,

Which amendment was adopted.

The motion of Senator Bichler, as amended by the motion of Senator Bishop, was adopted, and the bill was re-referred.

[May 7.] Senator Linley moved that the vote by which No. 299, A., was non-concurred in, be reconsidered.

Senator Ackley rose to a point of order, stating that Senator Linley was absent when the vote on No. 299, A., was taken and could not move a reconsideration of the vote.

The president held the point well taken.

(May 13.] Senator Burke moved that the nomination by the governor of Clemens P. Host to be state fire marshal be taken from the table.

The yeas and nays were demanded.
Senator Bosshard arose and proceeded to debate the question.

Senator Burke rose to a point of order that the motion was nondebatable.

The president held the point of order well taken.
Senator Bosshard rose to explain his vote.

The president held that the senator could explain his vote only at the time his name was called and his vote cast.

When the name of Senator Bosshard was called he arose, and proceeded to explain his vote.

Senator Burke rose to a point of order that the question being non-debatable it was not in order for a member to explain his vote.

The president held that universal parliamentary practice permitted a senator at all times to explain his vote and hence the point of order was not well taken.

Senator Bosshard moved that the nomination be laid over until May 20.

[May 13.] And so the nomination was laid over until Tuesday, May 20, 1913.

Prior to the announcement of the vote, the clerk read the names of those senators recorded voting in the affirmative, and those senators recorded voting in the negative. After the president had announced the result, Senator Stevens stated that he was recorded as voting in the affirmative but that he voted in the negative. The president held that the result had been announced and that the senator could not change his vote.

Senator Burke appealed from the decision of the chair.

The question was, Shall the decision of the chair stand as the judgment of the senate?

The ayes and noes were required, and the vote was: Ayes, 20; noes, 10; absent or not voting, 2.

And so the decision of the chair was sustained.

(May 14.] MOTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION. No. 27, A.

The question was, Shall the vote by which No. 27, A., was nonconcurred in, be reconsidered?

Division was called for, and the senate refused to reconsider the vote, ayes, 13, noes 14.

After the result was announced, Senator Hoyt stated that he had been counted as up when he was taking his seat and did not wish to be so counted.

Senator Burke arose to a point of order, stating that after the result of a vote was announced, a senator could not change his vote.

The chair held the point of order well taken.

(May 15.) Senator Ackley moved that the vote by which Jt. Res. No. 5, A., was ordered to a third reading be reconsidered, stating that he had voted in the minority on the viva voce vote by which the resolution was so ordered.

The president held that the motion was out of order, Senator Ackley not having voted with the majority

Senator Perry moved that the vote by which Jt. Res. No. 50, A., was ordered to a third reading be reconsidered.

Senator Scott rose to a point of order that the senate had the right to inquire if the senator making a motion to reconsider a viva voce yote voted with the majority.

The president held the point well taken, stating that the rule. required that to make a motion to reconsider a senator must have voted with the majority, and that it was the practice of the senate to enforce this rule, when the vote was viva voce or by division, by inquiring of the senator whether he so voted.

Senator Perry stated that he voted with the minority.
The president then held his motion to reconsider out of order.

[May 20.]

CALL OF THE SENATE. [The senate under call.] Senator Ackley moved that rule 11 be suspended. The president declared the motion out of order under rule 90.

EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS. Senator Scott moved that the nomination of Clemens P. Host to be state fire marshal, be laid on the table,

Senator Bosshard moved to amend the motion by providing that the nomination should be taken from the table only upon final disposition of No. 505, S.

Senator Burke rose to a point of order, that a motion to lay on the table cannot be amended, and that the rule provides that a matter laid on the table may be taken from the table at any time.

The president held the point well taken.
The motion to lay upon the table prevailed.

(May 21.]

MOTIONS. Jt. Res. No. 75, A.

Senator Bosshard moved that the vote by which the resolution was ordered to a third reading, be reconsidered.

Which motion prevailed.
The resolution was then non-concurred in.

(May 22.]

Senator Skogmo moved that the vote by which Jt. Res. No. 75, A., was non-concurred in, be reconsidered.

Senator Bosshard rose to a point of information whether Senator Skogmo voted with the majority.

Senator Skogmo stated that ne was not present when the vote was taken.

The president held the motion of Senator Skogmo out of order. Senator Zophy moved that the vote by which Jt. Res. No. 75,

A., was non-concurred in, be reconsidered, and that the motion be laid over until Wednesday, May 28, 1913.

Senator Linley rose to a point of parliamentary inquiry, whether the vote by which the resolution was ordered to a third reading having been reconsidered, it was in order to move that the vote by which the resolution was non-concurred in, be reconsidered.

The president held the motion by Senator Zophy in order.
The senate refused to lay over the motion to reconsider.

The senate then refused to reconsider the vote by which the resolution was non-concurred in.

[May 29.] Upon request of Senator Bosshard,

All rules interfering were suspended with unanimous consent, and the chairmen of the various committees were allowed to file their reports at the clerk's desk.

Senator Richards moved that the vote by which No. 62, A., was non-concurred in, be reconsidered.

The question was put and a viva voce vote had and the president was about to announce the result, when Senator Weigle moved that the motion lie over until Wednesday, June 4, 1913.

The president held that the senate having begun voting, no motion was in order except demand for division or for the ayes and noes.

[June 5.] Upou motion of Senator Bichler,

The vote by which amendment No. 3, S., to substitute amend. ment No. 1, S., was adopted, was reconsidered.

Senator Burke rose to a point of order that the remarks of Senator Skogmo regarding to the position of the assembly on excise legislation were out of order.

The president held the point of order not well taken, stating, the chair is of the opinion that it is in order to discuss generally the attitude of the legislature on public questions and I think that is all that the senator has done.

[June 9.) Senator White moved that the bill be non-concurred in.

Senator Tomkins moved that the bill be laid over until Tuesday, June 17, 1913.

Division was called for and the senate refused to lay the bill Senator Tomkins then moved to lay the bill over until Thursday, June 12, 1913.

The chair held the motion out of order.

(June 10.] No. 514, S., Senator Scott, offered amendment No. 1, S., to amendment No. 1, A.

Senator Husting rose to a point of order that the amendment by Senator Scott was not germane to amendment No. 1, A.

The chair held that the point of order was not well taken.

(June 11.]

SPECIAL ORDER. No. 391, S.,

A bill to create section 1548—1m of the statutes, relating to the granting of licenses for retail traffic in intoxicating liquors and for the transfer thereof.

Senator Skogmo offered substitute amendment No. 2, S.

And so the substitute amendment was rejected.
Senator Skogmo offered substitute amendment No. 3, S.

And so the amendment was rejected.
Senator Skogmo offered substitute amendment No. 4, S.

Senator Ackley rose to a point of order, that Senator Skogmo is using dilatory tactics.

The president held the point not well taken.

[June 19.]

COMMITTEE REPORT.
The committee on State Affairs report and recommend:
No. 509, S.,
Adoption of substitute amendment No. 1, S., and passage.

M. F. WHITE,

Chairman. Senator Bosshard rose to a point of order that No. 509, S., is out of order because it is the same in substance as No. 391, S., which has been acted upon.

The president postponed decision of the point of order and directed the bill to be placed upon the calendar, stating that the point would be decided before the senate acted upon the bill.

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