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SEC. 278.

(Form.)
REFERENCE TO SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF ONE.
(On recommendation of Standing Committee.)

SACRAMENTO, March 29, 1915. MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on

to which was referred Senate” Bill No. ---An Act

-has had the same under consideration and reports the same back with recommendation that it be referred to a Special Committee of One to amend as follows:

AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE. In line page after the word " _”, insert the words “

Chairman. Report adopted.

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF ONE. Whereupon the President? appointed Senator3

a Special Committee of One to amend Senate? Bill No. in accordance with the above report.

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF ONE.

SENATE CHAMBER, SACRAMENTO, March 29, 1915. MR. PRESIDENT?: Your Special Committee of One, to which was referred Senate Bill No.

with instructions to amend, respectfully reports the same back, amended as per instructions.

--, Committee. Report read and, on motion of Senator3

adopted.
Bill ordered to print and re-engrossment.
EXPLANATORY NOTE,

Or other presiding officer.
2Or Assembly.
Or Mr.

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TITLE AMENDED. Senatori

moved to amend the title of Senate Bill No. ---

----- by adding thereto the following: Amendment adopted. Title, as amended, read and approved.

Bill ordered to print and re-engrossment, and transmitted to the Assembly.

N. B.—This procedure used only on third reading and after passage of the bill. EXPLANATORY NOTE.

*Or Mr.

SEC. 280.

(Form.)

FORMER ACTION RECONSIDERED.

Senatori

moved a reconsideration of the vote whereby - Bills Nos.

and --- were referred to special committees for amendment, that the said committees be discharged, and that such previous action be expunged from the records.

Motion carried, and the records ordered so corrected.
Bills ordered on third-reading file.

SEC. 281.

(Form.)
FORMER ACTION RESCINDED.

Senator

moved that the action taken by the Senate on day, 19.., in amending

Bill No. under special instructions, be rescinded and that such former action be expunged from the records.

Motion carried, and such was the order.
Also:
Senatori
moved that

Bills Nos. and

be recalled from print, engrossment and third reading, and be restored to the second-reading file for further consideration; and that such former references in the records be made to read: “Passed on file for further consideration."

Motion carried, and such was the order.

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

Or Mr.

’Or Assembly.

SEC. 282.

(Form.)
MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY.1

(Asking concurrence in amendment.) The following message from the Assembly. was taken up and read:

ASSEMBLY CHAMBER, SACRAMENTO, April 1, 1915. MR. PRESIDENT: I am directed to inform your honorable body that the Assembly? amended, and on this day passed as amended, Senate Bill No.

-An Act And respectfully asks that the amendments be concurred in.

Chief Clerk of Assembly." By

Assistant Clerk.:

CONSIDERATION OF ASSEMBLY AMENDMENTS. The Senate took up for consideration Assemblyl amendments to Senate? Bill No.

Senate Bill No. ---An Act, etc.

ASSEMBLY AMENDMENTS TO SENATE? BILL NUMBER

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On page

AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE. In line

of the title, strike out the following:

AMENDMENT NUMBER TWO. line

strike out the words The question being, “Shall the Senate concur in Assemblyi amendments to Senate Bill No.

?" The roll was called, and Assembly? amendments to SenateBill No.---- were concurred in by the following vote:

AYES-Senators
NoEs-Senatorst

Senate” Bill No.---- ordered to enrollment. EXPLANATORY NOTE.

10r Senate.
’Or Assembly.
Or Secretary.
*Or Messrs.
'Or refused concurrence.

SEC. 283.

(Form.) CONSIDERATION OF ASSEMBLY AMENDMENTS—(OUT OF ORDER). On motion of Senatori

the Senate took up for consideration Assembly amendments to Senate bills, out of the regular order. EXPLANATORY NOTE.

'Or Mr. ’Or Assembly took up for consideration Senate amendments to Assembly bills.

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SEC. 284.

(Form.)
MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY.
(Requesting Senate to recede from its amendments.)
ASSEMBLY CHAMBER, SACRAMENTO,

19. MR. PRESIDENTS : I am directed to inform your honorable body that the Assembly on this day refused to concur in Senate amendments to Assembly! Bill No. and respectfully requests that the Senate” recede from the same.

Chief Clerks of Assembly.1 By

Assistant Clerk.: Senator

moved that the Senate recede from Senate? amendments to Assembly? Bill No.

The question being, “Shall the Senate” recede from Senate amendments to Assembly? Bill No. ------ ?

The roll was called, and the Senate” refused to recede from Senate? amendments to Assembly? Bill No. by the following vote: AYES–Senators?

etc. NoEs-Senators

etc. The Secretary' was directed to notify the Assembly of the Senate's refusal10 to recede. EXPLANATORY NOTE.

1Or Senate. -Or Assembly. 3Or Speaker. 4Or Mr.

'In some instances this procedure is had without a motion from the floor, the presiding officer putting the question without special authorization. In this event these two lines should be omitted.

Or receded.
Or Messrs.
SOr Secretary.
'Or Chief Clerk.
100r decision.

PART II. CONFERENCES.

SEC. 285.

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WHEN SENATE OR ASSEMBLY REFUSES TO CONCUR. If the Senate refuse to concur (if it be a Senate bill), or the Assembly refuse to concur (if it be an Assembly bill), the Secretary, or Clerk, shall notify the house making the amendments of such refusal and ask that they recede from their amendments. If they refuse to recede, the presiding officer shall appoint a committee of three (3) on conference and the Secretary, or Clerk, shall immediately notify the other house of the action taken and request the appointment of a like committee. Two of the members comprising such committee from each house shall be

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selected from those voting with the majority on the point about which the difference has arisen, and the other member from each house of such committee shall be selected from the minority, in the event there is a minority vote. The first Senator named on the conference com-. mittee shall act as chairman of the committee from the Senate, and the first Assemblyman named on such committee shall act as chairman of the committee from the House, and the chairmen thus selected shall arrange the time and place of all meetings and prepare or direct the preparation of reports. The committee on conference shall report to both the Senate and Assembly. (Joint Rule No. 14.)

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SEC. 286.

COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE. In every case of an amendment of a bill agreed to in one house and dissented from in the other, if either house shall request a conference and appoint a committee to confer, the other house shall appoint a like committee; and such committee shall meet at a convenient hour, to be agreed upon by the respective chairmen of the committees. (Joint Rule No. 15.)

SEC. 287.

COMMITTEE ON FREE CONFERENCE.

If the conference fail to agree or either house refuse to adopt the report of the committee, a committee on free conference shall then be appointed, which shall consist of three members from each house, to be constituted and appointed in the same manner as a committee on conference. The committee on free conference is hereby directed to include in its report any amendments which it may adopt as a committee, and such amendments shall be attached to the bill.

The report of the committee on free conference shall not be subject to amendment, and if either house refuse to adopt such report, the conferees may be discharged and other conferees appointed. [It shall require the affirmative vote of not less than four of the members constituting the committee to agree upon a report.]

No member who has served on a committee on conference shall be appointed a member of a committee on free conference on the same bill. (Joint Rule No. 16.)

SEC. 288.

WHEN CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT IS IN ORDER. The presentation of the report of a committee on conference or free conference shall always be in order, except when the Journal is being read or a question of order or a motion to adjourn is pending, or during roll call, and, when received, the question of proceeding to the consideration of the report, if raised, shall be immediately passed upon, and shall be determined without debate. (Joint Rule No. 17.)

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APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE. The President' announced the appointment of Senators and

as a Committee on Conference, to meet with a like committee from the Assembly* to consider Senate* amendments to Assembly? Bill No. EXPLANATORY NOTE.

*Or other presiding officer.
’Or Messrs.
Or Senate.
`Or Assembly.

SEC. 290.

(Form.) REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE. The following report was received and read:

SENATE CHAMBER, SACRAMENTO, May 6, 19. MR. PRESIDENT?: Your Committee on Conference concerning

Bill No. -An Act, etc.-reports that we have met a like committee of the Assembly, 3 consisting of Assemblymen

and

and we report that the Conference Committee is unable to agree, and recommend that a Committee on Free Conference be appointed.

Committee on Conference. Report of Committee on Conference accepted.

Committee discharged, and, on motion, the entire subject matter was referred to a committee on free conference to be appointed by the Chair.

N.B.-When committee is agreed, then the recommendation of the committee is (1) that the Senatel recede from its amendments (if it be an Assembly: bill), or (2) that the Senate concur in the Assembly amendments (if it be a Senate bill) the procedure is as follows:

Report read.
The question being on the adoption of the report.
The roll was called, and the report adopted" by the following vote:
(ROLL CALL.)
Senatel Bill No.

and report of Committee on Conference, ordered transmitted to the Assembly.? EXPLANATORY NOTE.

'Or Assembly. ’Or Speaker. Or Senate. Or Senators.

'In the event that the committee agrees the recommendation will be (1) that the house which amended recede, or (2) that the house in which the bill originated concur in the amendments.

"Or rejected.

SEC. 291.

(Form.)
COMMITTEE ON FREE CONFERENCE APPOINTED.

The President* announced the appointment of Senators and

as a committee on free conference to meet

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