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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. 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 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. 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 be again 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 forth with 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 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,

por 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 subjectmatter 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, 389 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 and all 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 ages 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 eithér 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 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 addition to the number so ordered, for the use of the said library; and whenever more than 500 copies are so ordered, the printer shall in like manner furnish five additional copies for each 500, 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 State officers 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 sergeant-at-arms 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 three hundred and eighty-nine bills, and distributed as follows: To the Senate ...,

100 copies. To the Assembly

250 copies. To the State officers.

28 copies. To the State Library 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.

1 copy

30 copies. 1 copy:

To the Assembly

190 copies. To State officers To the State Library

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 ninety-six 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 forth with, 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 15th day of March, and printed immediately thereafter, and made the special order for the 25th day of March, or some day prior thereto, immediately after the reading of the journal.

Rule 20. No bill introduced after the 15th 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 similar provisions, shall be subsequently introduced into the Senate or Assembly during the same session, unless by unanimous consent.

W. B. WOODIN,
Chairman of Senate Committee.

JAMES W. HUSTED,
Chairman of Assembly Committes.

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

Ordered, That the Clerk return said report to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

Mr. Benedict presented a petition of James Brown and others for aid to the New York Orthopedic Dispensary; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Messrs. Harrower and J. Wood presented remonstrances against any legislative interference with the Erie Railway; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Dickinson presented a petition of citizens of St. Lawrence county for an increase of the Literature Fund; which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Tiemann presented a remonstrance against opening 127th, 128th and 129th streets, New York; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

The President presented a memorial of the chamber of commerce relative to damage to the barbor of New York; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 27.) By unanimous consent, Mr. Baker asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act amending, revising and consolidating the several acts in relation to the village of Greenbush, in the county of Rensselaer," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Chatfield asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to amend the several acts incorporating the village of Owego, in the county of Tioga,' passed April 9, 1851," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

By unanimous consent, Mr. J. Wood asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the appointment of commissioners to propose amendments to the Constitution," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Woodin, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the board of trustees of the town of Morrisania to lay out and open 156th street, from St. Ann's avenue to the Third avenue, in the town of Morrisania, county of Westchester,' passed April 13, 1871."

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation, to the bonded debt of the town of East Chester, county of Westchester,' passed April 19, 1871."

"An act to authorize corporations to hold and convey real estate, for business purposes, in other States, with the consent thereof."

"An act to legalize certain obligations incurred by the city of Brook

By unanimous consent, Mr. Weismann asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act entitled 'An act to incorporate the German Bricklayers Benevolent Society, No. 30, of the city of New York,”

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which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies. By unanimous consent, Mr. Madden asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to incorporate the village of Goshen, passed April 18, 1843, passed March 26, 1866,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages. By unanimous consent, Mr. Benedict asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act relating to appropriations and deficiencies in the city and county of New York, and the audit and payment of salaries in said city and county, passed January 30, 1872,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities. The Assembly bill entitled “An act to legalize the vote of the town of Mt. Morris, in the county of Livingston, at the town meeting of said town, held on the 7th day of March, 1871, by which certain moneys were voted to be paid to the estate of McNeil Seymour, deceased, and to Noble Denison, and authorizing the board of town auditors of said town to audit and allow, and the board of supervisors of said county to levy and collect the same,” was read a third time. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Adams Dickinson Madden Perry Weismann
Baker Foster Murphy . Robertson D. P. Wood
Bowen Johnson O'Brien Tiemann J. Wood
Chatfield Lowery Palmer Wagner Woodin

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

The bill entitled “An act to revive and amend the act to incorporate the Wyoming Benevolent Institute, passed April 28, 1870,” was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFibys ATIVE.

Adams Dickinson Lowery Perry Weismann
Baker Foster Madden Robertson D. P. Wood
Bowen Harrower O’Brien Tiemann J. Wood
Chatfield Johnson Palmer Wagner Woodin

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

The Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize the county treasurer of Kings county to designate one of his assistants to act as deputy in his absence,” was read a third time.

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