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with a like committee from the Assemblyo for the consideration of Senate? Bill No.

The Secretary was directed to notify the Assembly? of the Senate's? appointment of Committee on Free Conference. EXPLANATORY NOTE.

'Or Assembly.
Or Senate.
Or Messrs.
*Or other presiding officer.

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SEC. 292.

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

SENATE CHAMBER, SACRAMENTO, May 9, 19.-. MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Free Conference concerning

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

and and we report that the Free Conference Committee agreed upon and recommends that the following amendments be adopted :

AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE. Amend the title of the printed bill by striking out all of lines---- and of the title and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

AMENDMENT NUMBER TWO.
Strike out all of the printed bill from and including line page

to and including line page---

On page

AMENDMENT NUMBER THREE.

of the printed bill, strike out all of section and insert in lieu thereof the following : Section

AMENDMENT NUMBER FOUR. strike out all of section

and insert in lieu thereof the following: Section

AMENDMENT NUMBER FIVE.
of the printed bill, strike out all of section

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Assembly Committee on Free Conference.

Senate Committee on Free Conference. The question being on the adoption of the report of the Committee on Free Conference and the amendments.

The roll was called, and the report of the Committee on Free Conference and the amendments adopted by the following vote:

(ROLL CALL.) Senatel Bill No.

and report of Committee on Free Conference ordered transmitted to the Assembly.4

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

'Or Assembly.
’Or Speaker.
Or Senate.
*Or Senators.
"Or rejected.

"Or (in the event that the Assembly has already acted and both actions are favorable) to enrollment.

CHAPTER VII.

MOTIONS, DEBATES AND VOTING.

CHAPTER CONTENTS.

PART I. MOTIONS, Sec. 293. Cases not provided for, Robert to govern. (Senate rule; Assembly rule.) Sec. 294. Protest of members. (Assembly rule.) Sec. 295. Executive session. (Senate rule.) Sec. 296. Question indefinitely postponed. (Assembly rule.) Sec. 297. Division of questions. (Assembly rule.) Sec. 298. Motions to be stated by Speaker, and if desired shall be reduced to writing.

or may be withdrawn. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 299. Motion to adjourn. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 300. Notice of reconsideration. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 301. Reconsideration of bills sent to Assembly. (Senate rule.)
Sec. 302. Secretary, upon notice of reconsideration, not to report bill to Assembly.

(Senate rule.)
Sec. 303. Motion to reconsider may be debated. (Senate rule.)
Sec. 304. Question of personal privilege. (Form.)
Sec. 305. Point of order. (Form.)
Sec. 306. Appeal from the decision of the chair. (Form.)
Sec. 307. Motion to lay on the table. (Form.)
Sec. 308. Notice of motion to adopt resolution. (Form.)
Sec. 309. Notice of motion to reconsider. (Form.)
Sec. 310. Motion to reconsider. (On day subsequent to vote.) (Form.)
Sec. 311. Resolution. (Appropriation money.)
Sec. 312. Resolution. (Form.)
Sec. 313. Motion withdrawn. (Form.)

PART II. DEBATES.
Sec. 314. Decorum and debate. (Senate rule.)
Sec. 315. Senator entitled to floor. (Senate rule.)
Sec. 316. Senator, when called to crder, must sit down. (Senate rule.)
Sec. 317. Precedence of questions in debate. (Senate rule.)
Sec. 318. Motion not to be debated until seconded and announced. (Senate rule.)
Sec. 319. Reading of a paper, if objected to, determined without debate. (Senate

rule.)
Sec. 320. Form of previous question—Call of Senate. (Senate rule.)
Sec. 321. Order in speaking to questions. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 322. Speaker to decide who is entitled to the place. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 323. Calling members to order when transgressing rules. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 324. Calling to order for offensive words in debate. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 327. Previous question demanded. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 326. Previous question. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 327. Questions of order after previous question is ordered. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 328. Precedence of motions during debate. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 329. Debate not allowable when. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 330. Personal explanation. (Assembly rule.)

PART III. VOTING.
Sec. 331. Voting on bills, etc. (Constitution.)
Sec. 332. Necessary votes on Senate actions.
Sec. 333. Necessary votes on Assembly actions.
Sec. 3331. Lieutenant Governor to have casting vote. (Constitution.)
Sec. 331. Elections by Legislature to be riva voce. (Constitution.)

Sec. 335. Ayes and noes—Members must answer-Xo vote after announcement of

vote. (Senate rule.)
Sec. 336. Excuse from voting. (Senate rule.)
Sec. 337. Election by house. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 338. Calling ayes and noes. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 339. Members at Clerk's desk. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 310. Voting on question when interested. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 341. Division and count of house. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 312. Explaining or changing vote. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 313. Call of the house. (Assembly rule.)
Sec. 344. Roll call ordered. (Form.)
Sec. 345. Division of the question.
Sec. 346. Ayes and noes demanded. (Form.)
Sec. 317. Explanation of vote. (Form. )
Sec. 348. Excused from voting. (Form.)

PART I. MOTIONS.

SEC. 293.

CASES NOT PROVIDED FOR, ROBERT TO GOVERN. In all cases not provided for in the rules of the two houses, the authority shall be Robert's Rules of Order. (Senate Rule No. 65. Assembly Rule No. 70.)

SEC. 294.

PROTEST OF MEMBERS.

It shall be in order for any member or members to protest against the action of the house, and have such protest entered in the Journal. (Assembly Rule No. 73.)

SEC. 295.

EXECUTIVE SESSION. When a motion is adopted to close the doors of the Senate, on the discussion of any business, which may, in the opinion of the Senate, require an executive session, the President shall require all persons except the Senators, President of the Senate, Secretary and Sergeantat-Arms to withdraw, and during the discussion of said business, the cloors shall remain closed. Every Senator and officer present shall keep secret all matters and proceedings concerning which secrecy shall be enjoined by order of the Senate. (Senate Rule No. 61.)

SEC. 296.

QUESTION INDEFINITELY POSTPONED. When a question is postponed indefinitely, the same shall not again be introduced during the session. (Assembly Rule No. 48.)

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SEC. 297.

DIVISION OF QUESTIONS. Any men ber may call for a division of the question, which shall be divided if it comprehend propositions in substance so distinct that, one being taken away, a substantive proposition shall remain for the decision of the house. A motion to strike out being lost, shall preclude neither a motion to add to nor a motion to strike out and insert. (Assembly Rule No. 49.)

SEC. 298.

MOTIONS TO BE STATED BY SPEAKER, AND IF DESIRED SHALL BE

REDUCED TO WRITING, OR MAY BE WITHDRAWN. No motion shall be debated until the same be seconded and distinctly announced by the Speaker; and it shall be reduced to writing, if desired by the Speaker, or any member, and be read by the Clerk, before the same shall be debated. A motion may be withdrawn, by leave of the house, at any time before amendment or decision. (Assembly Rule No. 42.)

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A motion to adjourn shall always be in order, except during roll call. The Clerk shall enter on the Journal the name of any member moving an adjournment, also the hour at which the motion was made and adjournment taken.

When a motion is made and seconded to adjourn, it shall be in order for the Speaker, before putting the question, to permit any member to state any fact to the house relating to the condition of the business of the house which would seem to render it improper to adjourn at that time. Such statement, however, shall not be debatable, and such statement or statements shall not, in any case, occupy more than two minutes. (Assembly Rule No. 43.)

SEC. 300.

NOTICE OF RECONSIDERATION. On the day succeeding that on which a final vote on any bill, concurrent or joint resolution, or constitutional amendment has been taken, said vote may be reconsidered on motion of any member; provided, notice of intention to move such reconsideration shall have been given on the day on which such final vote was taken, by a Senator voting with the prevailing side; and it shall not be in order to reconsider on the day on which such final vote was taken. Said motion for reconsideration shall have precedence over every other motion, except a motion to adjourn. It shall require a majority vote to carry any motion to reconsider the vote by which any bill, concurrent or joint resolution has been passed or defeated, and a two-thirds majority to carry any motion to reconsider the vote by which any constitutional amendment has been passed or defeated. Notice of reconsideration shall not be in order on the day preceding the last day of the session. (Senate Rule No. 50. Assembly Rule No. 58.)

SEC. 301.

RECONSIDERATION OF BILLS SENT TO ASSEMBLY. When a bill, resolution, amendment, order or message upon which a vote has been taken shall have gone out of the possession of the Senate and been communicated to the Assembly, a motion to reconsider shall be preceded by a motion to request the Assembly to return the same, which last-named motion shall be acted upon immediately and without debate, and if determined in the negative, shall be a final disposition of the motion to reconsider. (Senate Rule No. 51.)

SEC. 302.

SECRETARY, UPON NOTICE OF RECONSIDERATION, NOT TO REPORT

BILL TO ASSEMBLY. If a Senator gives notice that he intends to move a reconsideration, the Secretary shall not transmit the bill, concurrent or joint resolution, or constitutional amendment to the Assembly till the reconsideration is disposed of, or the time for moving the same has expired, unless the bill or resolution has already been transmitted to the Assembly. (Senate Rule No. 52.)

SEC. 303.

MOTION TO RECONSIDER MAY BE DEBATED.

A Senator, after a notice to reconsider is given, as provided in Rule 50, may, at the reconsideration thereof, present the main question in his argument thereon, and the same may be debated by the Senate provided that the subject matter is debatable. (Senate Rule No. 53.)

SEC. 304.

(Form.)
QUESTION OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.

Senator

arose to a question of personal privilege and addressed the Senate as follows: EXPLANATORY NOTE.

'Or Mr.
’Or Assembly.

SEC. 305.

(Form.)

POINT OF ORDER. Senator1

raised the point of order that “The motion to reconsider had not been made, but only notice of motion to reconsider given."

DECISION ON POINT OF ORDER. The President' announced his decision and declared the point of order well taken.

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