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the papers on which such difference arose are before the house receding, formally or informally; and on such vote to recede, the same numbershall be required to constitute . a quorum to act thereon, and to assent to such receding, as was required on the original question out of which the difference arose.

RULE 7. After each house shall have adhered to their disagreement, the bill which is the subject of difference shall be deemed lost, and shall not again be revived during the same session in either house.

RULE 8. All joint committees of the two houses, and all committees of conference, shall consist of three senators and five members of assembly, unless otherwise specially ordered by concurrent resolution.

RULE 9. No bill which shall have passed one house shall have its final reading in the other in less than two days. thereafter, without the consent of two-thirds of the members thereof present; and whenever ten or more bills shall, be in readiness for final reading in either house, such house shall forthwith proceed to the final reading of such bills, under the order of “third reading of bills, and continue the same from day to day, until all such bills” then in readiness for final reading shall have been read, unless this order of business shall, by the vote of two-thirds of the members present, be suspended or laid on the table. All such bills shall have their last reading in each house in the order in which the same shall have been ordered to a final reading in such house, unless the bill to be read be laid on the table. In all cases where a bill shall be so ordered to lie on the table, it shall retain its place in the order of the final reading of bills, but shall not be called up for consideration unless by a vote of a majority of the members present.

RULE 10. The same bill shall not, specially or by name, create, renew or continue more than oue incorporation, nor

contain any provisions in relation to the altering of more than one incorporation by name; but this rule shall not be construed to apply to corporations to be formed under general laws according to the eighth article of the constitution, nor to bills for consolidating corporations. After any bill has been reported by a committee, no amendment shall be made thereto which introduces an entirely new and different subject-matter from the subject-matter of the bill reported.

RULE 11. Whenever there shall be an election of officers by the joint action of the two houses, the result shall be certified by the president of the senate and speaker of the assembly, and shall be reported by the presiding officer of each house to their respective houses, and be entered on the journals of each, and shall be communicated to the Governor by the clerks of the two houses.

RULE 12. There shall be printed, of course, and without order,639 copies of all original bills reported by committees of either house; and 800 copies of all messages from the Governor (except messages certifying his approval of bills), all reports of standing or select committees, and all reports or communications made in pursuance of law; and 796 copies of the journal of each house, which number shall be denominated the usual number.

RULE 13. Neither house shall order the printing or purchasing of books for the use of members or for distribution, except by joint resolution, upon which the ayes and noes shall be called, and which must receive the votes of a majority of each house; and no printing shall be done by order of either house, which is not embraced in the contract for doing the public printing. Whenever either house shall order more than the usual number of any message or document, the fact shall be communicated immediately by message to the other. Whenever extra copies of any document or publication of any kind shall be ordered printed, the printer shall be authorized and required to deliver to the trustees of the State library at least five copies in addi. tion to the number so ordered, for the use of the said library, and whenever more than five hundred copies are so ordered, the printer shall in like manner furnish five additional copies for each five hundred for the purpose of literary exchanges.

RULE 14. When the same document shall by separate orders be directed to be printed by both houses, it shall be regarded as but one order, unless otherwise expressly directed by either house.

RULE 15. In the distribution of documents, the Governor and elective State officers and State officers appointed by the Governor and senate or elected by joint or concurrent action of the two houses, adjutant-general, and the clerks of the two houses, shall each have the same number as each of the members; and a specified number may be added for any committee, officer, or author of a document.

RULE 16. The superintendent of documents of each house shall receive from the printer all matter ordered by the respective houses, and shall keep a book and enter therein the time of reception by him of every such bill or document, and the number of copies received, and shall cause each and any of such bill or document to be immediately placed on the desks of the members.

RULE 17. There shall be printed six hundred and fourteen bills, and distributed as follows:

To the senate........................ 150 copies.

To the assembly......................... ... 450 copies. To the State officers ........ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 28 copies. To the State library..... ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 copy. Retained to bind.......... ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 copies.

There shall be printed three hundred and ten messages and documents, and distributed as follows: To the senate..................... ... ....... 80 copies. To the assembly........................ . . . 190 copies,

To State officers........ -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30 copies. To the State library......................... 1 copy.

There shall be printed three hundred journals of each house, and distributed as follows:

To the senate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 copies. To the assembly............................ 188 copies. To the State officers........... -- - - - - - - - - - - - 30 copies. To the State library......................... 2 copies.

There shall be printed to bind, four hundred and ninetysix journals of each house, and the same number of messages and documents, and distributed as follows:

For the senate................. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 38 copies. For the assembly............................ 134 copies. For senate library........................... 16 copies. For assembly library........ ..... - - - - - - - - - - 50 copies. For the counties and public officers........... 123 copies.

For literary and scientific exchanges, to be made by the regents of the university, including one copy for each State and Territory, and one copy for each of the regents who are not otherwise provided for............... 124 copies.

For State library .............. - - - - - - - - - - - - 5 copies.

There shall also be printed and bound for the State library five copies of the Session Laws, and also of the journal of each house, and fifty-five copies of the same for the regents of the university, for the purpose of literary exchanges.

The clerk of each house shall forthwith, after the journal thereof of each day is approved, deliver a legible copy thereof to the printer for the two houses, who shall have the same printed and delivered to the sergeant-at-arms of each house within forty-eight hours thereafter.

RULE 18. There shall be a standing committee, consisting of three members of the senate and five members of the assembly, to be called the joint committee on the State library and cabinet of natural history.

RULE 19. The supply bill and the annual appropriation bill shall be reported by the fifteenth day of March, and printed immediately thereafter, and made the special order for the twenty-fifth day of March, or some day prior thereto, immediately after the reading of the journal.

RULE 20. No bill introduced after the fifteenth day of March in either house shall have its final reading in either house until all bills previously introduced in either, and sent from one house to the other house for concurrence and ready for third reading, shall be disposed of, unless by unanimous consent, except the supply bill and the annual appropriation bill; and the clerk of each house shall note on each engrossed bill the day on which it was introduced, and the day on which it was received from the other house, and shall announce such facts when the same is proposed to be read a third time.

RULE 21. When a bill originated in the senate or assembly shall have been lost in either house, neither the same, nor any other bill on the same subject, and containing simi lar provisions, shall be subsequently introduced into the senate or assembly during the same session, unless by unanimous consent.

RULE 22. The postmaster of each house shall weigh and stamp all documents sent by mail or express, and enter in a book to be kept by him for that purpose, the amount of postage or express charge thereon, and report to the clerk of the respective houses the aggregate thereof weekly; and the assistant postmaster of each house shall enter in a book to be kept by him for that purpose an accurate account of all documents, with the postage or express charges paid thereon, transmitted from the post-office of their respective houses by mail or express, and report the aggregate thereof weekly to the respective clerks of the

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