Journal of the Senate

Commonwealth of Massachusetts., 1868

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Página 486 - I, AB, do solemnly swear or affirm, that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent on me as , according to the best of my abilities and understanding, agreeably to the constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.
Página 462 - The rules of parliamentary practice, comprised in Jefferson's Manual, shall govern the House in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the standing rules and orders of the House, and joint rules of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Página 460 - Seven additional standing committees shall be appointed at the commencement of the first session in each Congress, whose duty shall continue until the first session of the ensuing Congress.
Página 466 - Bills, reports, and other documents, printed under the general order of either branch, shall be distributed as follows : to wit, Two copies to each member of the Senate and House of Representatives (to be placed on his file under the direction of the Sergeant-at-Arms, if desired by the member) • three copies to each Clerk in either branch, and three copies to each reporter in regular attendance, to whom a seat has been assigned in...
Página 458 - He shall preserve order and decorum; may speak to points of order in preference to other members, rising from his seat for that purpose, and shall decide questions of order, subject to an appeal to the House by any two members; on which appeal no member shall speak more than once, unless by leave of the House.
Página 458 - When a question is under debate the President shall receive no motion, but to adjourn, to lay on the table, for the previous question, to postpone to a day certain, to commit, to amend, or to postpone indefinitely; which several motions shall have precedence in the order in which they stand arranged.
Página 465 - When an agreement has been made by the two branches to go into Convention, such agreement shall not be altered or annulled, except by concurrent vote.
Página 465 - Clerks of the two branches, who shall deliver the same to the Secretary of the Commonwealth, to be engrossed in the manner prescribed by law ; and, when engrossed the said Clerks shall forthwith deliver the same to the committee of the House of Representatives on Engrossed Bills ; and when the same...
Página 466 - Committees of conference shall consist of three members on the part of each house, representing its vote, and their report, if agreed to by a majority of each committee, shall be made to the branch asking the conference, and may be either accepted or rejected ; but no other action shall be had, except through another committee of conference.
Página 458 - He shall have the right to name any member to perform the duties of the chair, but such substitution shall not extend beyond an adjournment.

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