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it shall, with such additions, alterations, or amendments, as have been agreed to, be engrossed by the clerk, read and compared at the table, and sent to the Select Council for their concurrence. But no bill shall be passed at the same sitting at which it is introduced, unless, in passing, two thirds of the members present concur.
X. Upon motion, seconded and carried, Council may resolve itself into a committee of the whole, when the President, having first appointed a chairman, shall leave the chair, and shall possess the same privileges as any other member: but the rules and modes of proceeding usual in Council, shall be observed in such committees, as far as they are applicable; the latter clause of the fifth rule, which prohibits a member from speaking more than twice upon any one question, only excepted.
XI. Every member on a committee shall attend the call of the chairman, who shall be
first named on the committee. At every stated meeting of Council, committees shall be called over, and the chairman, or in his absence any member of the committee, shall, if required, assign the reason why the committee have not reported.
XII. No motion for re-consideration shall be permitted, unless made and seconded by members who were in the majority on the original question; nor then, unless made at the same meeting as the decision, or at the next meeting after it.
shall be entered on the minutes, at the request of any two members.
XIV. No rule of Council shall at any time be dispensed with, unless in doing it twothirds of the members present concur.
RULES FOR REGULATING
THE INTERCOURSE AND BUSINESS BETWEEN TAR
SELECT AND COMMON COUNCILS.
I. The stated meetings of Councils shall be held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from October till April, inclusive, at half past six o'clock in the evening; and on the second Thursday of each of the other months, at half past seven o'clock in the evening.
II. When either of the Councils shall adjourn, to meet at any other than the time of stated meeting, or when the President of either Council shall call a special meeting, (which he may do when he judges it expedient) then the other Council shall be summoned to meet at the same time. And in cases of special meetings, called as aforesaid, the notices to the members shall state the particular object, and no other business shall be taken up in either Council, unless two-thirds of the members present shall agree thereto.
III. Messages shall be transmitted, in writing, from one Council to the other, by their respective clerks, introduced and announced by the messenger, and shall be presented to the President.
IV. All proceedings, whether of concurrence, non-concurrence, or amendment, relative to bills, or resolutions requiring the sanction of both Councils, shall be transmitted and re-transmitted, from one Council to the other, until the business shall be finally terminated.
V. When any amendments are proposed by one Council, the other Council may either concur, or non-concur, with the whole, or any part thereof.
VI. When any amendment proposed by one Council is non-concurred in by the other, the first may either recede from such amendment, or adhere thereto.--In the latter case, they shall, by a resolution, propose to the other Council to appoint a joint committee of conference, for the purpose of effecting a union of sentiment in their respective Councils.
VII. The standing joint committees shall be the following:-a Watering Committee, to consist of four members from each Council; a committee of Ways and Means, a committee on the Sinking Fund, a committee on Accounts, a committee on Markets, and a committee on Fire Companies, to consist of three members from each Council; a Pav. ing Committee, to consist of four members from each Council; and a committee on the Library, to consist of two members from each Council. Of the three first mentioned committees, the member first named in the Select
Council shall be chairman; and of the other committees, the member first named in the Common Council. In all other cases, the member first named in the Council where the business originates, shall be the chairman, and shall call the committee together.
VIII. The reports of all joint committees, signed by a majority of the members, shall be made to the Council in which the business referred commenced, and shall be therein acted on; after which, information shall be given to the other Council, accompanied by the report of the committee.
IX. All joint committees, other than those whose services continue during the year, except in particular cases a longer time be allowed, shall report at the third stated meeting, at farthest, after the time of their appointment: and all joint committees, whose services continue during the year, shall meet at least once in every month, and keep minutes of their proceedings, which shall be open to the inspection of any member, at any meeting of the Councils, if required.
X. All resolutions or bills transmitted from one Council to the other, shall be finally disposed of at the third stated meeting, at farthest, after being received.
XI. All matters within the sphere of the authority of Councils, which shall affect the citizens at large, and with which they ought necessarily to be acquainted, must be enacted by ordinance; but matters merely respecting