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RULE 65. No standing rule or order of the house shall be changed, suspended or rescinded unless one day's notice shall have been given of the motion therefor, nor shall such change be made unless by a vote of a majority of all the members elected to the assembly; any such rule or order, however, may be suspended by unanimous consent. But such notice shall not be necessary on the last day of the session. The notice and motion shall in all cases state specifically the object of the suspension, and every case of suspension of a rule under such notice and motion shall be held to apply only to the object specified therein. Nor shall the forty-second rule, as far as it applies to any bill requiring a two-thirds vote, be altered, rescinded or sus. pended, unless two-thirds of all the members elected to the house agree to such alteration, rescinding or suspending. Notice of a motion to suspend a rule shall be given under the order of business in which the matter proposed to be advanced by the suspension shall stand.

RULE 66. The following committees shall each be entitled to one clerk and messenger; to be appointed by the -*


... Ways and means,
. Judiciary.


. Canals.

. Commerce and navigation.

And the following committees shall each be entitled to one clerk and messenger jointly:

7. Inoce. two-thirds and three-fifths bills, game laws and rules. 8. Banks, general laws, agriculture, and expenditures of the executive department. 9. Claims, state prisons, and Indian affairs. 10. Internal affairs, and charitable and religious societies. 11. Polo education, joint library, and expenditures of the ouse. . Roads and bridges, and affairs of villages. 3. Public printing, militia, and civil divisions. 14. Trade and manufacture, grievances, and manufacture of

salt. 15. Public health, petitions of aliens, and State charitable institutions. 16. Posses and elections, federal relations, and public ands.

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RULE 67. No persons, except members of the legislature, and the officers thereof, shall be permitted within the clerk's desk, or the rooms set apart for the use of the clerk, during the session of the house.

RULE 68. Whenever any person shall be brought before the bar of the house, for adjudged breach of its privileges, no debate shall be in order, but the speaker shall proceed to execute the judgment of the house without delay or debate.

RULE 69. No more than sixteen pages shall be allowed upon the floor of the assembly chamber at any one time. Each page shall be furnished with a numbered badge, and shall occupy a seat corresponding with his number, to be provided and designated by the sergeant-at-arms, who shall also select one of his assistants, whose sole duty it shall be to take charge of said pages and see that this rule of the assembly is not violated.

RULE 70. It shall be the duty of the stenographer of the assembly to be present at every session of the house. He shall take stenographic notes of the debates in the house and in committee of the whole; and shall furnish a copy of the same written out in long hand, to any member apply. ing therefor, upon the payment to said stenographer of ten cents for each folio, which charge said stenographer may receive in addition to his fixed compensation. The steno. graphic notes of the debates shall be filed with the clerk, and shall form a portion of the archives of the house. The clerk of the assembly is authorized to furnish said stenographer with proper stenographic blank books in which to record said debates, not to exceed fifty dollars for any annual session of the legislature.

RULE 71. All questions of order, as they shall occur, with the decisions thereon, shall be entered in the journal, and at the close of the session, a statement of all such questions and decisions shall be printed at the close of, and as an appendix to, the journal.

RULE 72. Any member requesting to be excused from voting may make, when his name is called, or immediately after the roll shall have been called, and before the result shall be announced, a brief statement of the reasons for making such request, not exceeding two minutes in time, and the house, without debate, shall decide if it will grant such request; but nothing in this rule contained shall abridge the right of any member to record his vote on any question previous to the announcement of the result.

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. Papers to be transmitted.
. Bills rejected.
. Messages delivered by the clerks.
. Amendments.

Matters of difference, how settled. . Bills, when deemed lost.




5. In case of difference, committees to be appointed.



. Joint committee.

9. 10.

Final reading of bills.
No bill shall create more than one incorporation.

RULE 11. Election of officers to be certified and reported by presiding officer. RULE 12. Usual number of bills and documents to be printed. RULE13. Printing or purchase of books. RULE 14. Documents ordered by both houses. RULE 15. Distribution of documents. RULE 16. Sup’t., of Documents to receive printed matter. RULE 17. Distribution of the bills and documents when printed, RULE 18. Joint committee on state library. RULE 19. Supply bill. RULE 20. Bills introduced after 15th March not to take precedence of bill previously introduced. RULE 21. Bills lost in either house not again introduced during the session. RULE 22. Regulations for weighing, stamping and transmitting mail-matter. RULE 1. Each house shall transmit to the other all papers on which any bill or resolution shall be founded. RULE 2. When a bill or resolution which shall have

passed in one house shall be rejected in the other, notice

thereof shall be given to the house in which the same may have passed.

RULE 3. Messages from one house to the other shall be communicated by their clerks respectively, unless the house transmitting the message shall specially direct otherwise.

RULE 4. It shall be in the power of either house to amend any amendment made by the other to any bill or resolution.

RULE 5. In every case of difference between the two houses, upon any subject of legislation, either house may request a conference, and appoint a committee for that purpose, and the other shall also appoint a committee to confer. The committee shall meet at such hour and place as shall be appointed by the chairman of the committee on the part of the house requesting such conference. The conferees shall state to each other verbally, or in writing, as either shall choose, the reasons of their respective houses, and confer freely thereon. The committee shall report in writing, and shall be authorized to report such modifications or amendments as they think advisable. But no committee on conference shall consider or report on any matters except those directly at issue between the two houses. The papers shall be left with the conferees of the house assenting to such conference, and they shall present the report of the committee to their house. When such house shall have acted thereon, they shall transmit the same, and the papers relating thereto, to the other, with a message certifying its action thereon. Every report of a committee of conference shall be read through, in each house, before a vote is taken on the same. -**

RULE 6. It shall be in order for either house to recede from any subject-matter of difference subsisting between the two houses at any time previous to conference, whether

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