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JOINT MEETING OF COMMITTEES. Whenever any bill has been referred by the Senate to one of its committees, and the same or a like bill has been referred by the Assembly to one of its committees, the chairmen of the respective committees, when in their judgment the interests of legislation or the expedition of business will be better served thereby, shall arrange for a joint meeting of their committees for the consideration of such bill. (Joint Rule No. 33.)
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS. The chairman or clerk of each committee of the Assembly shall notify the author of any bill or proceeding pending before such committee of the hour and place of hearing or acting upon such bill or proceeding. (Assembly Rule No. 7.)
LEAVES OF ABSENCE OF MEMBERS OF THE SENATE VISITING
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. No leave of absence shall be granted any committee, special or standing, to visit any public institution of the State or for any other purpose. Whenever any committee shall report to the Senate that it is desirable that such committee receive information concerning any public institution, the Senate may, by a two-thirds vote of all its members, grant a leave of absence to not more than three members of such committee, to be designated by the chairman thereof. Application for a leave of absence of such members of a committee shall be made to the Senate in writing by the chairman thereof, and such application shall give the name of the institution or institutions to be visited and briefly recite the occasion and necessity for visiting the same, together with the names of the committeemen designated for that purpose. Such application shall immediately, and without debate, be referred to the Committee on Rules, with instructions, to report upon the same on the next legislative day. Said members shall be allowed their actual expenses, but no expenses or mileage of attaches shall be allowed. (Senate Rules Nos. 36 and 64. Assembly Rule No. 32.)
WHO MAY ADMINISTER OATHS TO WITNESSES. The members of any committee may administer oaths to witnesses in any matter under examination. (Political Code, sec. 252.)
FEES FOR WITNESSES.
any of its committees shall be paid as follows: For each day a witness shall attend, the sum of three dollars; for each mile he shall travel in coming to and going from the place of examination, the sum of ten cents. No mileage shall be paid except where the witness has actually traveled for the purpose of giving testimony. (Assembly Rule No. 72.)
REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE. The following reports of standing committees were received and read:
SENATEĽ CHAMBER. SACRAMENTO, March 31, 1915. MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred Senate Bill No.
-An Act, etc.; Also: Senate Bill No.--
An Act, etc.; Also: SenateBill No.
-An Act, etc.; Also: Assembly: Bill No.
--An Act, etc.; Have had the same under consideration, and respectfully report the same back and recommend that they do pass.
SENATE CHAMBER, SACRAMENTO, March 31, 1915. MR. PRESIDENT: A minority of your Committee on Judiciary to which was referred Senate Bill No.
-An Act—has had the same under consideration, and respectfully reports the same back and recommends that it do not pass. EXPLANATORY NOTE.
1Or other committee.
ON Name of Committee)
to whom was referred Bill No. --, an Act., etc., respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and recommend that the amendments prepared by the committee and submitted herewith, be adopted and the bill, as amended, do pass.
ordered on file for second reading (Form used in amending bills, either by committee or from floor of Senate or
Assembly.) PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO---
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
AMENDMENT NUMBER THREE.
line of the printed bill, strike out the words and insert in lieu thereof the following:
AMENDMENT NUMBER FOUR. strike out all of section
and insert in lieu thereof the following:
AMENDMENT NUMBER FIVE.
N. B.-Three copies of all sets of amendments should be sent to the desk at the time the committee makes its report or when amendments are submitted for adoption.
ON Name of Committee)
begs leave to submit the following report:
PART V. PROVISIONS GOVERNING INDIVIDUAL
COMMITTEE. SEC. 208.
DUTIES OF JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. The rules of each House may prescribe the duties of each committee thereof. In addition to the duties that may thus be prescribed, it shall be the duty of the Judiciary Committee of each House, whenever a bill drawn in the form of a general law is recommended for passage, either as introduced, or as amended by such committee, if it relates to and should form part of any subject contained in either one or more of the codes of this State, to accompany such recommendation with a substitute, or substitutes therefor, containing a suitable title and the provisions of such bill in codified form, and numbered so as to indicate in what code, and what part thereof, it is proposed to insert the same in case of enactment. (Political Code, sec. 249.)*
COMMITTEES OTHER THAN JUDICIARY REPORTING FAVORABLY ON
BILL, EFFECT. When any standing committee of the Senate or Assembly, other than the Judiciary Committee thereof, favorably report any bill referred thereto, if such bill is in the form of a general law, the same shall be placed on file, retain its place thereon, and be referred to the Judiciary Committee, whereupon such committee must, if the bill relates to and should form part of any subject contained in either one or more of the codes of this State, codify the same, and within two days after such reference, unless additional time is granted, report a substitute or substitutes therefor in the manner provided in the preceding section. (Political Code, sec. 250.) *
*For explanation of the status of these two sections, see Preface.
COMMITTEE ON REVISION AND PRINTING. Unless otherwise ordered by the House in which the bill was introduced, all bills before being printed shall be immediately sent to the Committee on Revision and Printing. The committee, by and with the written assent of the author filed with it, shall have authority to correct any clerical error such as in orthography, adding or correcting the enacting clause, mistakes in numbering sections and references thereto, errors in grammar phraseology, or in the form of the bill; provided, that no bill which bears the stamp of the legislative counsel bureau showing that before introduction it has been examined as to form, shall be sent to the Committee on Revision and Printing. (Joint Rule No. 30.)
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON REVISION.
The Committee on Revision and Printing shall return to the Secretary of the Senate or Clerk of the Assembly all bills in the order in which they were sent to it, but shall not retain any bill for longer than three legislative days, unless otherwise ordered. (Joint Rule No. 32.)
COMMITTEE ON CONTESTED ELECTIONS. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Contested Elections to examine and report upon the certificates of election or other credentials of such members returned to serve in this House, as may have their seats contested, and to take into their consideration all such petitions and other matters touching elections and returns as shall or may be presented or come into question, and be referred to them by the House, or the Speaker thereof. (Assembly Rule No. 29.)
COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.
It shall be the duty of the Committee on Ways and Means to take into consideration all reports of the State officers and State boards or State commissions, and all propositions relative to the revenue of the State, as may be referred to them by the Assembly; to inquire into the state of the revenue and expenditures of the State, and report from time to time their opinion thereon. All bills for the appropriation of money, which were not at first referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, shall be reported to the House by the committees having them under consideration, and shall thereupon, without motion, be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means; and said committee shall consider and report thereon the amount of appropriation required, but such bill shall retain its place on file pending its consideration by said Committee on Ways and Means. The Committee on Ways and Means shall, from time
time, at least once in two weeks, report to the House the exact condition of legislation involving appropriations, and the aggregate amount of all the proposed appropriations pending. (Assembly Rule No. 30.)
N. B.–For additional duties of Committee on Engrossment and Enrollment, see also section , 484, SEC. 214. ENROLLED BILLS TO RECEIVE SIGNATURES OF PROPER OFFICERS.
After a bill shall have passed both Houses, it shall be duly enrolled and carefully compared by the Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk and Engrossing and Enrolling Committee of the Assembly, or of the Senate, as the bill may have originated, and shall first receive the signatures of the presiding officer and Clerk or Secretary of the House in which it emanated, before it shall be presented to the Governor of the State. (Joint Rule No. 21.)
ENROLLING COMMITTEE TO COMPARE. When the bills are enrolled they shall be re-examined by the Engrossing and Enrolling Committee of the House in which they originated, who shall compare the enrollment with the engrossed bill as passed in the two Houses, and correcting any errors that may be discovered in the enrolled bill, make their report forthwith to the House in which the bill originated, stating by whom such bill was examined. (Joint Rule No. 22.
PRESIDENT AND SPEAKER TO SIGN BILLS.
After the examination and report, each bill shall be signed in the respective houses, first by the Speaker of the Assembly, then by the President of the Senate. (Joint Rule No. 23.)
ENROLLING COMMITTEE TO PRESENT BILLS TO GOVERNOR. After a bill shall have been thus signed in each House, it shall be presented by the Engrossing and Enrolling Committee of the House in which it originated to the Governor of the State for his approval (it being first endorsed on the back of the bill by the Secretary or Clerk, as the case may be, certifying in which House the bill originated). The said committee shall report the day of presentation to the Governor, which time shall be carefully entered on the journal of the House in which the bill originated. (Joint Rule No. 24.)
PROVISION FOR ENGROSSMENT.
It shall be the duty of the Committee on Engrossment and Enrollment to compare all bills, constitutional amendments, and concurrent and joint resolutions, ordered or considered engrossed by this House with the engrossed copies thereof; and, before they pass out of the possession of this House, see that the engrossed bill is a true copy of the original, with such amendments as inay have been made thereto; and said committee shall see that all engrossed bills are reported back in the order in which they were ordered engrossed. (Assembly Rule No. 31.)