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The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Schoonmaker, from the committee on claims, reported in relation to the evidence, &c., on petitions for claims referred to them, in writing, which report was laid upon the table.

(See Doc. No. 27)

Mr. Mann, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to obviate difficulties in certain powers of sale,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, which was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Curtis, from a majority of the committee on grievances, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported in writing, and introduced a bill entitled, “An act authorising the appraisement and payment of canal damages to the Florida i. company,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to a committee of the whole. Mr. Colt, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act authorising the supervisors of Dutchess county to remove the poor house of said county,” reported said bill to the Senate for its consideration, which was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Cook, from the joint committee to revise the joint rules and orders of the Senate and Assembly, reported said rules amended so as to read as follows: 1st. Each House shall transmit to the other all papers on which any bill or resolution shall be founded. 2d. When a bill or resolution which shall have passed in one House, is rejected in the other, notice thereof shall be given to the House in which the same may have passed. 3d. Messages from one House to the other, shall be communicated by the respective clerks of each House, unless the House transmitting the message shall especially direct otherwise. 4th. It shall be in the power of either House to amend any amendment made by the other to any bill or resolution. 5th. 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. 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. 6th. 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 the papers on which such difference arose, are before the House receding, formally or informally; and on such vote to recede, the same number shall 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." 7th. After each House shall have adhered to their disagreement, the bill which is the subject of difference shall be deemed lost, and shall not be again revived during the same session in either House. 8th. 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. 9th. Whenever ten or more bills shall be in readiness for final reading in either House, such House shall assign a day for the final reading of such bills, which day shall be within one week thereafter. At the time appointed, such House shall proceed to the final reading of bills, and continue the same from day to day, until all bills then in readiness for final reading shall have been read, except as herein provided. All 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; but either House may assign a day certain, for the final reading of a particular bill; or it may, by a majority of all the members present, order any bill when reached to lie 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 the vote of a ma. jority of the members present. 10th. 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. 11th. The same bill shall not, specially or by name, create, renew or continue more than one 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. 12th. Whenever there shall be an election of officers by 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. 13th. There shall be printed, of course, and without order, 380 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, or of a resolution of either House; which number shall be denominated the usual number. 14th. The bills and documents when printed shall be distributed as follows: Of Bills, there shall be sent

To the Senate,....... - - - - - - - - - - - - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 copies. To the Assembly, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 copies. To the State Officers, .......................... ... 28 copies. Retained to bind, ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 copies.

380 copies

Of Messages and Documents, there shall be sent

To the Senate,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - . 90 copies. To the Assembly... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 copies. To the State Officers, ....................... . . . . . 28 copies.

Retained to bind: For the Senate, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 copies.

For the Assembly, ......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 copies. For Senate Library, ........... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 copies. For Assembly Library, ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - 50 copies.

For the Counties, Public Officers, &c.,.............. 123 copies. For distribution by the Governor to other states, ...... 32 copies. Retained to bind for literary exchanges to be made by

the Regents of the University,................ ... .. 58 copies. Bound for State Library, ....... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 copies. 800 copies.

There shall also be printed and bound for the State Library, 10 copies of the Session Laws and of the Journal of each House, and 50 copies of the same for the Regents of the University for the purpose of literary exchanges. When any extra number of any Messages or Documents are ordered, there shall be printed, in addition to the number so ordered, 60 copies to be sent to the Executive Chamber, for the use of the Governor, and also 10 copies for each of the State Officers, and 100 copies for the use of the Regents of the University, from which they shall be entitled to retain 1 copy for each of said Regents and their officers, and the balance shall be used for literary exchanges. Whenever any order is made to print extra copies of Messages or Documents, the term “usual number” shall be construed to mean three hundred. In case the printing of an extra number is ordered, one-third thereof shall be sent to the Senate, and the remainder to the Assembly, unless otherwise directed by law or concurrent resolution. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said report, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Guinnip offered for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit: Resolved, That a joint committee of the Senate and Assembly be appointed to enquire into and investigate the subject of the doings of the Canal Commissioners, under an act in relation to the Chemung canal, passed April 10, 1848, and of fraud alleged to have been practiced upon the state under said act, that said committee have power to send for persons and papers, and report to the Le* the result of their investigation at the earliest practicable eriod. P Mr. Guinnip moved that said resolution be laid upon the table. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. The Senate then proceeded to the consideration of Executive business. After some time spent in executive session the doors were opened, and the Senate again proceeded to legislative business. On motion of Mr. Morgan, Resolved, That the report made yesterday by the committee on finance, in favor of granting to the Hudson and Berkshire railroad company a suspension of payment of interest and of contribution to the sinking fund, together with the bill introduced by the committee upon the same subject, be recommitted to the committee on finance. In pursuance of previous notice, and by unanimous consent, Mr. Carroll asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to amend an act to provide for the appointment of commissioners to ascertain the compensation for taking private property for public use on the city of Troy,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages. By unanimous consent, o Mr. Owen gave notice that he would, at an early day, introduce a bill to repeal an act entitled, “An act to amend ‘An act requiring compensation for causing death by wrongful act, neglect or default, passed December 13, 1847, passed April 7, 1849.” The bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the county of Erie,” was read the third time and passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Cross Mr. Robinson
Mr. Beach Mr. Dart Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Dimmick Mr. Skinner
Mr. Brown Mr. Fox Mr. Snyder
Mr. Carroll Mr. Johnson Mr. Stone

Mr. Colt Mr. Miller Mr. Tuttle

Mr. Cook Mr. Morgan Mr. Upham
Mr. Crolius Mr. Noyes Mr. Williams 24

FOR THE NEGATIVE. Mr. Curtis 1

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have passed the same with the amendments therewith delivered.

The bill entitled, “An act to authorise the Exchange Bank of Genesee to change its place of business,” was read the third time and passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Dart Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Dimmick Mr. Skinner
Mr. Brown Mr. Fox Mr. Snyder
Mr. Carroll Mr. Johnson Mr. Stone

Mr. Colt Mr. Miller Mr. Tuttle
Mr. Crolius Mr. Morgan Mr. Upham
Mr. Cross Mr. Noyes Mr. Williams
Mr. Curtis Mr. Roon 23

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The bill entitled, “An act for the appraisal and payment of canal damages to Joseph Ogden,” was read the third time and passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths of all the members elected to the Senate being present on the final passage thereof, as follows:

for THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Dart Mr. Owen

Mr. Beach Mr. Dimmick Mr. Robinson
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Fox Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Brown . Mr. Geddes Mr. Skinner

Mr. Carroll Mr. Guinnip Mr. Snyder

Mr. Colt Mr. Johnson, Mr. Stanton

Mr. Cook Mr. Mann Mr. Stone

Mr. Crolius Mr. Miller Mr. Tuttle

Mr. Cross Mr. Morgan Mr. Upham

Mr. Curtis Mr. Noyes Mr. Williams 30

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. On motion of Mr. Cook, The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the motion to reconsider its vote on the following resolution: Resolved, That in the judgment of the Senate the objects to be obtained by savings banks or corporations, cannot be secured to the community by a general law for that purpose. Debate was had thereon, when Mr. Cook moved that said motion to reconsider be laid upon the

table.

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