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C. VAN BENTHUYSEN, PRINTER TO THE LEGISLATURE,

No. 407 Broadway.

1852.

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SUPLIGATE

IVERSITY OF CHICAGO

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266892 MARCH 1930

State of New Vork.

No. 1.

IN SENATE, JAN. 6, 1852.

RULES AND ORDERS OF THE SENATE.

(Adopted January 8, 1851.) 1. The President having taken the chair at the hour to which the Senate shall have adjourned, and a quorum being present, the journal of the preceding day shall be read, to the end that any wi-take therein may be corrected.

2. After the reading and approving of the journal, the order of business shall be as follows:

1. The presentation of petitions.
2. Reports of standing committees.
3. Reports of select committees.
4. Messages from the Governor.
5. Messages from the Assembly.
6. Communications and reports from State officers.
7. Notices and the introduction of bills.
8. Motions and resolutions.
9. Third reading of bills.
10. Special orders.
11. General orders, but messages from the Governor and

Assembly, and communications and reports from State

officers, may be considered at any time. 3. The clerk shall make a list of all bills and of resolutions proposing amendments to the Constitution, and of all other matters which shall be committed to a committee of the whole, in [Senate No. 1.]

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which they shall be arranged in the order in which they were introduced; which list shall be called the General Orders of the Day. And all such matters shall be taken up and acted upon in the several orders of business in which they may be, in the order in which they stand upon the General Orders, unless the Senate shall otherwise direct.

4. Whenever any bill or other matter is made the special order for a particular day, and it shall not be completed on that day, it shall retain its place in the general orders of the day, unless it shall be made the special order for another day.

5. All questions relating to the priority of business, shall be decided without debate.

6. When the reading of a paper is called for, except petitions, and the same is objected to by any member, it shall be determined by a vote of the Senate, without debate.

7. No member shall speak to another, or otherwise interrupt the business of the Senate, or read any newspaper, while the journals or public papers are reading; and when the President is putting a question, no Senator shall walk out of or across the House, nor when a Senator is speaking, pass between him and the chair.

8. The President shall have the right to name any member to perform the duties of the chair, who is hereby vested, during such time, with all the powers of the President; but such substitute shall not lose the right of voting on any question while so presiding, nor shall his power as such substitute continue for a longer time than one day, without leave of the Senate.

9. Every member, when he speaks, shall address the chair, standing in his place. No member shall speak more than twice in any one debate on the same day without leave of the Senate.

10. When two or more members rise at once, the President shall name the member who is first to speak.

11. No motion shall be debated until the same be seconded; and it shall be reduced to writing, if desired by the President or any member, delivered in at the table, and read by the President or clerk, before the same shall be debated ; but it may be withdrawn at any time before decision or amendment.

12. When a question is before the Senate, no motion shall be received, unless to lay on the table, for an amendment, for postponing it, to commit it, or to adjourn ; and a motion for adjournment shall always be in order and shall be decided without debate.

13. If the question in debate contain several points, any member may have the same divided.

14. A motion for commitment, until it is decided, shall preclude all amendments of the main proposition.

15. Every bill shall be introduced by motion for leave or by order of the Senate on the report of a committee; and one day's notice at least shall be given of an intended motion for leave to bring in a bill, unless the Senate unanimously order otherwise. Such notice shall state generally the subject matter of such bill.

16. Every bill shall receive three readings previous to its being passed, and the President shall give notice at each whether it be the first, second or third ; which reading shall be on three different days, unless the Senate unanimously direct otherwise. No bill shall be amended or committed until it shall have been twice read; and all resolutions which propose any amendment to the Constitution, shall be treated in the form of proceedings on them, in a similar manner with bills, except that it shall not be necessary to commit such resolutions to a committee of the whole.

17. Upon a division in the Senate, the names of those who voted for or against a question shall be entered alphabetically on the minutes, if two members require it; and each member called upon, unless, for special reasons, he be excused by the Senate, shall declare openly and without debate, his assent or dissent to the question.

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