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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.
(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.
to and including line 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.
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
"Or (in the event that the Assembly has already acted and both actions are favorable) to enrollment.
MOTIONS, DEBATES AND VOTING.
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or may be withdrawn.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.)
PART II. DEBATES.
PART III. VOTING.
Sec. 335. Ayes and noes—Members must answer-Xo vote after announcement of
vote. (Senate rule.)
PART I. MOTIONS.
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.)
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.)
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.)
QUESTION INDEFINITELY POSTPONED. When a question is postponed indefinitely, the same shall not again be introduced during the session. (Assembly Rule No. 48.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
arose to a question of personal privilege and addressed the Senate as follows: EXPLANATORY NOTE.
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.