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RESOLUTION (OUT OF ORDER). By consent of the Senate, the following resolution was introduced out of regular order: By Senator?
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 2.
Relative to Appointment of Committee for Joint Rules. Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That a committee of three members of the Senate, one of whom shall be the President pro tem., be appointed to confer with a committee of four members of the Assembly, one of whom shall be the Speaker, said committees to be appointed by the President of Senate and Speaker of Assembly, respectively, to propose and present joint rules of the two houses for the
session of the Legislature. Resolution read. Senator
moved that the resolution be considered without reference to committee.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2 ordered engrossed and transmitted to the Assembly.
APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE. The President announced, in accordance with the above resolution, the appointment of Senators
and as a Special Committee on Joint Rules.
APPOINTMENT BY SERGEANT-AT-ARMS.
Bookkeeper to the Sergeant-at-Arms, and respectfully ask the consent of the Senate thereto.
moved that the Senate consent to the appointment by the Sergeant-at-Arms.
The roll was called and the consent of the Senate granted by the following vote:
RECEIPT OF PAPERS IN CONTESTED ELECTION. The President pro tem. announced that he had received the papers in the election contest, in which ex-Senator
contested the election of Senator
and that the same would be referred to the proper committee when said committee shall have been appointed.
MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY. The following message was received and read:
ASSEMBLY CHAMBER, SACRAMENTO, January 5, 1915. MR. PRESIDENT: I am directed to inform your honorable body that the Assembly on this day adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2—Referring to Committee on Joint Rules.
Chief Clerk of Assembly. Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2 ordered to enrollment.
RECESS. At --- o'clock and minutes m., the President pro tem. declared the Senate at recess for the purpose of meeting with the Assembly in Joint Convention in accordance with the provisions of Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 1.
IN JOINT CONVENTIOX.
ASSEMBLY CHAMBER, SACRAMENTO,
Tuesday, January At ----o'clock ---. m. the Senate and Assembly met in Joint Convention. Lieutenant Governor
President of the Senate, directed the Secretary of the Senate to call the roll of Senators.
SENATE ROLL CALL.
-36. The President of the Senate declared a quorum of the Senate present. Hon.
Speaker of the Assembly, directed the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to call the roll of Assemblymen.
ASSEMBLY ROLL CALL.
-79. The Speaker of the Assembly declared a quorum of the Assembly present.
REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS. By direction of the President of the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate read sections of the Constitution of the State of California and sections of the Political Code of he State, which provide for the two branches of the Legislature meeting in joint convention for the purpose of canvassing the votes cast for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, as follows:
Of article V of the Constitution :
Section 4. The returns of every election for Governor shall be sealed up and transmitted to the seat of government directed to the Speaker of the Assembly, who shall, during the first week of the session, open and publish them in the presence of both houses of the Legislature. The person having the highest number of votes shall be Governor; but in case any two or more have an equal and highest number of votes, the Legislature shall, by joint vote of both houses, choose one of such persons so having an equal and the highest number of votes for Governor.
Section 15. A Lieutenant Governor shall be elected at the same time and places, and in the same manner, as the Governor, and his term of office and his qualifications of eligibility shall also be the same. He shall be President of the Senate, but shall have only a casting vote therein. If, during a vacancy of the office of Governor, the Lieutenant Governor shall be impeached, displaced, resign, die, or become incapable of performing the duties of his office, or be absent from the State, the President pro ,tempore of the Senate shall act as Governor until the vacancy be filled or the disability shall cease. The Lieutenant Governor shall be disqualified from holding any other office except as specially provided in this Constitution, during the term for which he shall have been elected.
Of the Political Code:
Section 1292. When an election has been held to fill the office of Governor or Lieutenant Governor, the clerk of each county, in addition to the abstract made for transmission to the Secretary of State, must, as soon as the statement of the vote of his county is made out and entered upon the records of the boards of supervisors, make two certified abstracts of so much thereof as relates to the vote given for such officers.
Section 1293. The clerk must seal up each abstract separately, and indorse thereon “Election Returns for Governor and Lieutenant Governor."
Section 1294. He must at once direct one copy to the Speaker of the Assembly next to meet, address it to Sacramento, California, and deposit it, postpaid, in the post office.
Section 1295. The other copy he must direct and address, in the same manner, and at once deliver it to a member-elect of the Legislature, or to a Senator who holds over; and the person to whom it is so directed must deliver it to the Speaker on or before the second day next after his election.
Section 1296. The returns for election for Governor and Lieutenant Governor must, during the first week of the session, be opened, canvassed, and the result declared by the Speaker of the Assembly, in presence of both houses.
Section 1297. No declaration of the result, commission or certificate must be withheld on account of any defect or informality in the return of any election if it can with reasonable certainty be ascertained from such return what office is intended, and who is elected thereto.
ANNOUNCEMENT. The Speaker of the Assembly announced that the election returns from all the counties in the State had been received, and were now at the desk, and that the Joint Convention would proceed with the opening of the returns from the recent election of Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
APPOINTMENT OF TELLERS. The Speaker of the Assembly appointed as tellers, on the part of the Assembly, Messrs.
The President of the Senate appointed as tellers, on the part of the Senate, Senators
CANVASS OF RETURNS. A canvass of the returns was thereupon made, and the tellers reported:
FOR GOVERNOR. The total number of votes cast for each of the several candidates for the office of Governor of the State of California was announced as follows:
Whereupon the Speaker of the Assembly declared
duly elected Governor of the State of California for the next succeeding four years.
FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. The total number of votes cast for each of the several candidates for the office of Lieutenant Governor of the State of California was announced as follows:
Whereupon the Speaker of the Assembly declared duly elected Lieutenant Governor of the State of California for the next succeeding four years.
offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption: Resolved, That the hour of
be appointed the time when, and the Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol, Sacramento, California, the place where, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor-elect shall take the official oath in the presence of both Houses of the Legislature in joint convention assembled, as required in and by section 905 of the Political Code.
That the Joint Committee on Inauguration, already appointed, be and are hereby directed to inform the Governor and Lieutenant Governor-elect of this action, and that when this Joint Convention adjourns it adjourn to meet at the hour and place aforesaid. Resolution read, and on motion of Senator
READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES. The minutes of the Joint Convention were then read, and on motion, approved.
ADJOURNMENT. At two o'clock and thirty minutes p.m., the President pro tem.? of the Senate declared the Joint Convention adjourned until
RECONVENED. At ------ o'clock and
minutes m. the Senate reconvened. Lieutenant Governor
President of the Senate, in the chair.
the Presidenta declared the Senate at recess.?
"In the Assembly show the introduction and adoption of Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 1 and the receipt of the message from the Senate announcing the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2 with the action of the Assembly thereon, in accordance with the usual form.
N. B.- Inaugural ceremonies vary according to the taste of the Governor-elect and will be in accordance with the provisions of the
resolution adopted by the Joint Convention on the subject.
Sacramento, California. The Senatel met at
o'clock --.m., Lieutenant Governor? President of the Senate, in chair.
and the following answered
The roll was called by Secretary to their names:
Also: (At the first session after the constitutional recess.)
Pursuant to the provisions of -- Concurrent Resolution No.--the Senatel reconvened at the hour of twelve o'clock noon, Lieutenant Governor
President of the Senate in the chair. EXPLANATORY NOTE.
Or Assembly. ’Or Hon. Or other presiding officer.
minutes --.m., Lieutenant President of the Senate, in the chair.
Or other presiding officer. 'Or Hon.
PRESIDENTI PRO TEM. IN THE CHAIR. At o'clock and
Hon. President pro tem. of the Senate, in the chair. EXPLANATORY NOTE.
PRAYER Prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Rev. (Also) :
By invitation of the President, prayer was then offered by Rev.
’Or other presiding officer.