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RULES AND ORDERS

of the

SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

Order of Business.

RULE 1. President to take chair; journal to be read.
RULE 2. Order of business.

Of the President. RULE 3. May appoint senator to perform duties of chair. RULE 4. To name chairman for committee of the whole. RULE 5. To assign doorkeepers to their respective duties and stations. RULE 6. To certify passage of all bills.

Of the Clerk.

RULE 7. To have journals printed and placed on file.

RULE 8. To furnish, daily, printed list of general orders; with president to see that all bills are acted upon in order in which reported ; calendar.

RULE 9. To present bills originating in senate to governor, and enter on journals.

RULE 10. To designate reporters.

Of the Rights and Duties of Senators.

RULE 11. Relative to presentation of petitions, reports, resolutions, etc.

RULE 12. To observe order while journals or public papers are being read.

RULE 13. Debate; senators to address the president, and not to proceed until recognized; limitation; president to decide who entitled to floor.

RULE 14. Within bar of senate when question is stated, to vote unless, etc.

RULE 15. Wishing to be excused from voting, may make brief Statement.

Committee8 and their Duties.

RULE 16. Standing committees to consist of three; list of committees.

RULE 17. On public printing; to examine and report on all matters relating to printing.

RULE 18. On engrossed bills; to examine all bills, resolutions, etc., and report as correctly engrossed before third reading.

RULE 19. Reports of committees on bills; proceedings when not considered at time of making.

Of General Orders and Special Orders. RULE 20. What to constitute the general orders; business of, how taken up; no bill to be considered in committee of the whole until printed. RULE21. Special orders.

Of the Committee of the Whole.

RULE 22, Rules to be observed in ; may strike out enacting clause in bills, and if report is agreed to by senate, bill to be deemed rejected.

RULE 23. Bills committed to, to be read through by sections; amendments; amendments not-offered in, not in order except by unanimous consent.

RULE 24. Motion to rise and report progress always in order.

Of Bills. RULE 25. How introduced; notice of introduction; what to state. RULE 26. Proceedings when reported by committee of the whole, when deemed lost; final question to be taken immediately after third reading. RULE 27. To receive three readings; not to be amended or committed until twice read; not to be read a third time out of its order, nor until printed; resolutions proposing amendments to constitution to be treated as bills, except, etc.; to be acted on in committee of the whole. RULE 28. Or resolution amending constitution, after ordered to a third reading, may not be amended, except, etc. RULE 29. Two-thirds bills. RULE 30, Question on final passage, to be taken by ayes and nayS. RULE 31. To be printed in the order as reported by committee, unless, etc.

RULE 32. When final vote on, may be reconsidered ; to be read by sections. RULE 33. When shall be laid on the table.

Of Motions and their Preferences. RULE 34. When question is before senate, no motion to be received, except, etc.; motion to adjourn or lay on the table to be decided without debate. RULE 35. When to be reduced to writing. RULE 36. When questions to be divided. RULE 37. Certain, to preclude debate of main question. RULE 38. Filling of blanks, question, how taken. RULE 39. Reconsideration. RULE 40. Concurrent resolutions.

Of Questions of Order. RULE 41. Priority of business. RULE 42. When reading of paper is called for and objected to, to be decided without debate. RULE43. Senator called to order to take his seat; when may proceed; words objected to, to be taken down in writing. RULE 44. Divisions; when names to be entered alphabetically on minutes; senators to vote, unless excused.

Of Earecutive Session.

RULE 45. When president shall direct doors to be closed, etc., secrecy to be observed.

RULE 46. Proceedings in, to be kept in separate journal.

RULE 47. Senate, when to go into executive session; nominations in, how referred; when consent to appointment may be transmitted.

Miscellaneous Provisions.

RULE 48. Who may be admitted within bar of senate.

RULE 49. Who may take books from senate chamber; duty of librarian.

RULE 50. Sergeant-at-arms to place documents and bills on files; assistant sergeant-at-arms to see that the mails are punctually delivered.

RULE 51. Alteration or recission of rules.

RULE 52. Claims before, reported adversely upon, papers rela: tive to, to remain on files of senate, unless, etc.

RULE 53. Proceedings in absence of quorum.

Order of Business.

RULE 1. The president having taken the chair at the hour to which the senate shall have adjourned, and a quorum being present, the journal of the preceding day shall be read, to the end that any mistakes therein may be corrected.

RULE 2. After the reading and approval of the journal, the order of business shall be as follows:

1. The presentation of petitions.

2. Reports of standing committees.

3. Reports of select committees.

4. Messages from the governor.

5. Communications and reports from state officers.

6. Messages from the assembly.

7. Introduction of bills.

8. Third reading of bills.

9. Motions and resolutions.

. Special orders.

. General orders; but messages from the governor and assembly, and communications and reports from state officers, and reports from the committee on engrossed bills, may be received under any order of business.

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Of the President.

RULE 3. The president shall have the right to name any member to perform the duties of the chair, who is hereby vested, during such time, with all the powers of the president; but such substitute shall not lose the right of voting on any question while so presiding, nor shall his power as such substitute continue for any longer period than two days, without leave of the senate.

RULE 4. When the senate shall be ready to go into committee of the whole, he shall name a chairman to preside therein.

RULE 5. He shall assign to the door-keepers their respective duties and stations.

RULE 6. He shall certify the passage of all bills by the senate, with the date thereof, together with the fact whether passed as majority, three-fifths, or two-thirds bills, as required by the constitution or laws of this State.

Of the Clerk.

RULE 7. It shall be the duty of the clerk to have the journal of each day's proceedings printed, and copies thereof placed upon the files of the president, senators and reporters, within three days after approval by the senate.

RULE 8. He shall also furnish each senator, daily, with a printed list of the general orders, which shall be kept on file by the superintendent of documents, in the same manner as other documents. And the clerk of the senate shall see that all bills shall be acted upon by the senate in the order in which they are reported and stand upon the calendar, unless otherwise ordered by two-thirds of the senators present. The calendar shall also, and in like manner and form, include the number and title of bills and joint resolutions which have passed the assembly, and been received by the senate for concurrence.

RULE 9. He shall present such bills as shall have originated in the senate, and been passed by both houses, to the governor, and enter the same upon the journals.

RULE 10. He shall designate what persons are entitled to admission to the floor as reporters for the public press, not exceeding twenty-two in number.

Of the Rights and Duties of Senators.

RULE 11. Every senator presenting a paper shall indorse the same; if a petition, memorial or report to the legis

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