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RUSH ORDER TO PRINTER. On motion of Senatori
the Secretary was directed to issue a rush order for printing
PART V. USE OF AND ADMISSION TO SENATE AND
ASSEMBLY CHAMBERS. SEC. 508.
OPEN DOORS AND SECRET SESSIONS. The doors of each house shall be open, except on such occasions as, in the opinion of the house, may require secrecy. (Constitution, art. IV, sec. 13.)
LOBBYING. No person engaged in presenting to the Assembly or its committees any business, or claim, or legislation, shall be permitted to engage in such business in the Assembly Chamber, or be permitted on the floor of the Assembly at any time while the Assembly is in session, unless seated beside a member upon his invitation; and any person transgressing this rule shall be removed from the floor of the Assembly and be debarred from the privilege of the floor during the remainder of the entire session. The Speaker is charged with the enforcement of this rule.
This rule can not be suspended except by a two-thirds vote of the entire Assembly. (Assembly Rule No. 78.)
No person engaged in presenting to the Senate or any of its committees any business, claim, or legislation, shall be permitted to engage in such business in the Senate Chamber or be permitted on the floor of the Senate at any time while the Senate is in session. Any person transgressing this rule shall be removed from the floor of the Senate and shall be debarred from the privilege of the floor during the remainder of the entire session. The President and President pro tem. are charged with the enforcement of this rule, and this rule can not be suspended except by a two-thirds vote of the entire Senate. (Senate Rule No. 15.)
A person desiring recognition by the Senate or Assembly as a newspaper correspondent shall make application in writing to the President of the Senate or Speaker of the Assembly.
(a) The applicant shall state in writing the name of the newspaper or newspapers he represents and that he is not engaged, and will not become engaged as a lobbyist for any person, copartnership, corporation or interest, and that he is not and will not become the agent or representative of any person, copartnership, organization or corporation in advocating or attempting to defeat any measure pending in either branch of the Legislature, that he is not employed in any executive, administrative or legislative department of the state government and will not become so employed while accepting the privileges of a press representative.
(b) It shall be the duty of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly to assign one or more rooms for the exclusive use of correspondents during the legislative session, which room shall be known as the press room. The press room shall be under the control of the Superintendent of Capitol Building and Grounds; provided, that all rules and regulations shall be approved by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the Assembly. (Joint Rule No. 35.)
PERSONS ADMITTED TO THE FLOOR. No persons except Senators, State officers, Governors and ex-Governors of States, members of Congress, Judges of the Supreme, Appellate and Superior Courts, ex-Senators and ex-Assemblymen, members of the press when accredited by their respective journals, attaches when actually engaged in work for the Assembly or a member thereof, and the wife or child of a member, shall be admitted within the Assembly Chamber, except in the gallery, during the sessions of the Assembly; provided, however, any other guest of any member may be admitted to the floor of the Assembly, but to no other part of the floor than to a seat at the desk of said member; and provided, also, that such admission of said guest shall be only by written permission of said member, countersigned by the Speaker, such permission being good only for the sessions of the day on which it is given, the names of such member and guest to be entered in the Journal when specifically requested by such member. At the convening of the Assembly in the morning, or after recess, all present except those covered by this rule shall retire from the floor of the Assembly. No one except the Sergeant-at-Arms or his deputies shall be allowed to remain in the lobby behind the rail at any time. (Assembly Rule No. 68.)
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 doors 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.)
SMOKING IN CHAMBER. No smoking shall be allowed within the chamber of either house while in session. (Senate Rule No. 63. Assembly Rule No. 69.)
USE OF ASSEMBLY CHAMBER. The Assembly Room shall not be used for any public or private business other than legislative, except by consent of a majority of the House. (Assembly Rule No. 71.)
PRESS REPRESENTATIVES. The President' announced that he had approved the application of the following press representatives and had assigned them seats on the floor :
(Form.) PRIVILEGE OF FLOOR OF SENATE EXTENDED. On request of Senator?
the privilege of the floor of the Senatel Chamber, for this day, was unanimously extended to
asked and was granted unanimous consent for the use of the Senatel Chamber for a public hearing on
Bill No. --- by the Committee on
19----, immediately after adjournment.
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PART VI. ATTENDANCE, REMUNERATION, PRIVILEGES AND
DUTIES OF MEMBERS.
PRIVILEGE OF MEMBERS. Members of the Legislature shall, in all cases, except treason, felony, and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest, and shall not be subject to any civil process during the session of the Legislature, nor for fifteen days next before the commencement and after the termination of each session. (Constitution, art. IV, sec. 11.)
COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF LEGISLATURE.
LEGISLATIVE EXPENSES LIMITED. The members of the Legislature shall receive for their services the sum of one thousand dollars each for each regular session, to be paid at such times during the session as may be provided by law, and the sum of ten dollars each for each day while in attendance at a special or extraordinary session, for a number of days not exceeding thirty; and mileage to be fixed by law, all paid out of the state treasury; such mileage shall not exceed ten cents per mile; and each member shall be allowed contingent expenses not exceeding twenty-five dollars per member for each regular biennial session. The Legislature may also provide for additional help: but in no case shall the total expense for officers, employees and attaches exceed the sum of five hundred dollars per day for either house, at any regular or biennial session, nor the sum of two hundred dollars per day for either house at any special or extraordinary session, nor shall the pay of any officer, employee or attache be increased after he is elected or appointed. (Constitution, art. IV', sec. 23.)
PER DIEM AND MILEAGE OF MEMBERS OF LEGISLATURE. Members of the Legislature shall receive the sum of one thousand dollars as compensation for services during each regular session, payable as follows: Ten dollars per day payable weekly during such regular session until one thousand dollars is paid. In the event of final adjournment before the said one thousand dollars is paid, then the balance shall be immediately payable. For each special or extraordinary session they shall receive ten dollars per day for a term not exceeding thirty days, payable weekly. Members shall receive for each regular, 'special or extraordinary session ten cents per mile for each mile of travel to and from their residences and the place of holding the session. (Political Code, sec. 266.)
ATTENDANCE, DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF SENATORS. No Senator shall absent himself from attendance upon the Senate without leave first obtained. A less number than a quorum of the Senate is hereby authorized to send the Sergeant-at-Arms, or any other person,
for any and all absent Senators at the expense of such absent Senators, respectively, unless such excuse for non-attendance as shall be made to the Senate, when a quorum is convened, shall be judged sufficient, and in that case the expense shall be paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate; and this rule shall apply as well to the first convention of the Senate, at the legal time of meeting, as to each day of the session after the hour has arrived to which the Senate stood adjourned. The President or Acting President of the Senate, or less than a quorum present, shall have the power to issue process directed to the Sergeant-at-Arms, or to any other person, to compel the attendance of Senators absent without leave. Any Senator who shall
refuse to obey such process, unless sick or unable to attend, shall be deemed guilty of contempt of the Senate, and the Sergeant-at-Arms, or any other person, to whom such process may be directed, shall have power to use such force as may be necessary to compel the attendance of such absent Senator, and for this purpose he may command the force of the county, or of any county in the State. (Senate Rule No. 16.)
MEMBERS ABSENTING THEMSELVES. No member shall absent himself from attendance at a session of the House without the leave of the House, except in case of sickness; and if any member or officer of the House absent himself without leave, his per diem shall not be allowed him ; but no member shall obtain leave of absence,
be excused without a vote of two-thirds of the House, or by unanimous consent. (Assembly Rule No. 67.)
PART VII. ORDER OF BUSINESS.
SENATE ORDER OF BUSINESS. Order of business :
1. Roll Call. 2. Prayer by the Chaplain. 3. Reading and Approval of the Journal of the Preceding Day. 4. Presentation of Petitions. 5. Messages from the Assembly. 6. Messages from the Governor. 7. Reports of Standing Committees. 8. Reports of Select Committees. 9. Motions, Resolutions, and Notices. 10. Introduction and First Reading of Bills. 11. Consideration of Daily File. 12. Unfinished Business. 13. Special Order of the Day.
Reports from the Committee on Engrossment and Enrollment shall at all times be in order; provided, that messages from State officers, other than the Governor, and from the Assembly, may, on motion of any Senator, be considered at any time. (Senate Rule No. 3.)
ASSEMBLY ORDER OF BUSINESS.
Order of business :
1. Roll Call.