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24. Appointment of Committees.

All standing committees of the Senate shall be named by the President of the Senate, unless otherwise ordered, and the first named shall be the chairman thereof. All other committees shall be appointed in such manner as the Senate shall determine.

25. Assembly Bills to be Read First Time.

All Assembly bills shall be read the first time, when taken up in Assembly messages, and then referred to the proper committee.

26. Oaths and Affirmations.

The oaths and affirmations required by the Constitution, and prescribed by law, shall be taken and subscribed by each Senator in open Senate, before entering upon his duties.

27. Resolutions.

Messages from the Governor (other than biennial messages and inaugural addresses). titles of bills, joint and concurrent resolutions, and constitutional amendments shall be printed in the Journal in full.

28. Special Orders.

Any subject may, by vote of two thirds of the Senators present, be made a special order, and when the time fixed for its consideration arrives, the presiding officer shall lay it before the Senate, unless there is unfinished business of the preceding day; and if it is not finally disposed of on that day, is to take its place on the file of special orders in the order of time at which it was made special, unless it become, by adjournment, the unfinished business.

29. Voting.

When a Senator declines to vote on a call of his name he shall be required to assign his reasons therefor, and having assigned them, the presiding officer shall submit the question to the Senate: "Shall the Senator, for the reasons assigned by him, be excused from voting? ” which shall be decided without debate. And these proceedings shall be bad after the roll call and before the result is announced, and any further proceedings in reference thereto shall be after such announcement.

30. Reconsideration.

When a bill, resolution, amendment, order, or message, upon which a vote has been taken, shall have gone out of the possession of the Senate and been communicated to the Assembly, a motion to reconsider shall be accompanied by a motion to request the Assembly to return the same, which last motion shall be acted upon immediately and without debate, and if determined in the negative shall be a final disposition of the motion to reconsider.

31. Notice of Reconsideration.

On the day succeeding that on which a final vote on any bill or resolution has been taken, said vote may be reconsidered on the motion of any Senator; provided, notice of intention to move such reconsideration shall have been given on the day on which such final vote was taken, by a Senator voting with the majority; and it shall not be in order for any Senator to move a reconsideration on the day on which such final vote was taken. Said motion of reconsideration shall have precedence over every other motion, except a motion to adjourn; and it shall require twenty-one votes to carry any motion to reconsider the vote by which any bill has been passed or defeated. No notice of reconsideration shall be in order on the day preceding the last day of the session.

32. Secretary, upon Notice of Reconsideration, Not to Report Bill to Assembly.

If a Senator gives notice that he intends to move a reconsideration, the Secretary shall not report the bill or resolution to the Assembly till the reconsideration is disposed of, or the time for moving the same has expired, unless the bill or resolution has been transmitted to the Assembly.

33. Motion to Reconsider May be Debated.

A Senator, after a notice of motion to reconsider is given, as provided in Rule 31, may, at the time of consideration of such motion, present the main question in his argument thereon, and the same may be debated by the Senate.

34. Reference of Bills to Finance Committee.

All bills or resolutions appropriating money from any fund within the control of the State shall be referred to the Committee on Finance before being read the second time.

35. Standing Committees.

The following standing committees shall be appointed by the President of the Senate:
Agriculture-Seven members.
Apportionment- Thirteen members.
Banking-Five members.
Code Revision-Seven members.
Commerce--Seven members.
Contingent Expenses—Three members.
Corporations and Public Morals-Thirteen members.
Constitutional Amendments-Seven members.
County Government-Nine members.
Drainage-Five members.
Elections-Eleven members.
Education-Seven members.
Enrolled and Engrossed Bills-Three members.
Erecutive Communications-Three members.
Federal Relations-Three members.
Finance-Fifteen members.
Fish and Game-Five members.
Food Adulteration–Three members.
Forestry and Water Storage-Nine members.
Health-Five members.
Highways-Seven members.
Hospitals-Seven members.
Irrigation-Five members.
Judiciary-Nineteen members.
Labor and Capital-Three members.
Manufactures-Three members.
Military Affairs-Five members.
Mining-Five members.
Municipal Corporations--Seven members.
Printing-Three members.
Prisons-Seven members.
Reformatories-Five members.
Revenue and Taxation-Five members.
Rules--Three members.

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36. Amendments to Original Question.

An amendment may be laid on the table without prejudice to the bill. When an amendment proposed to any pending measure shall be laid on the table, it shall not carry with it or prejudice such measure.

Is the question in debate contain several propositions, any Senator may have the same divided; except a motion to strike out and insert sb'all not be divided. But the rejection of a motion to strike out and insert one proposition shall not prevent a motion to strike out and insert a different proposition, nor shall it prevent a motion to simply strike out, nor shall the rejection of a motion to strike out prevent a motion to strike out and insert; but pending a motion to strike out and insert, the part to be stricken out and the part to be inserted shall each be regarded, for the purpose of amendment,

estion. And motions to amend the part to be stricken out shall have precedence.

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37. Engrossed Bills to be Examined and Reported.

All bills, amendments, and resolutions, after being engrossed, in pursuance of the order of the Senate, shall be carefully examined and reported back by the Committee 00 Engrossed Bills, the engrossed copy to be transmitted to the Assembly with proper indorsements, and the original retained by the Senate.

38. Engrossed Bills Hare Preference.

All bills, after the second reading (if the same be not committed, then upon being Te ported), shall be placed upon a general file, and shall be taken up for consideration and passage in the order of their being placed on file.

3. Amendments and Substitutes.

Substitutes may be offered at any time when a bill or resolution is open to amendment. previous to engrossment; and when adopted shall take the place of the original bill or resolution, and shall be open to amendment.

49. Amendments and Substitutes Must be Germane.

No motion or proposition on a subject different from that under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment or substitute.

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41. Least Sum and Shortest Time in Filling Blanks.

In filling up blanks, the least sum or number and the shortest time shall be put first.

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42. Short of Final Question, Two-Thirds Vote Not Requisite on Propositions to Amend Con

stitution. When an amendment to the Constitution, or any bill requiring the concurrence of two thirds of the Senators, is under consideration, the concurrence of two thirds shall pot be required to decide any question for amendment, or extending to the merits, being short of the final question.

43. Leave of Absence.

When leave of absence shall be granted to any committee, special or standing, to visit public buildings or institutions, or for any other purpose, such leave shall be granted only by two-thirds vote, and no expenses or mileage of attachés shall be allowed.

44. Claims on Contingent Fund Must Go to Committee on Contingent Expenses.

No claim shall be paid out of the Contingent Fund of the Senate until the same shall have been referred to and reported on by the Committee on Contingent Expenses.

45. Order of Privileged Questions Under Debate.

When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received but the following privileged questions, which shall have precedence in the following order:

1. To adjourn.
2. For a call of the Senate.
3. To lay on the table.
4. To postpone to a day certain.
5. To commit.
6. To amend.
7 To postpone indefinitely.

46. Motion Not to be Debated Until Seconded and Announced.

No motion shall be debated until the same be seconded and distinctly announced by the President; and it shall be reduced to writing, if desired by the President or any Senator, and read by the Secretary, before the same shall be debated. A motion may be withdrawn at any time before amendment.

47. Senator, When Called to Order, Must Sit Down.

When a Senator shall be called to order he shall sit down until the President shall have determined whether he is in order or not; and every question of order shall be decided by the President, subject to an appeal to the Senate by any Senator. If a Senator be called to order for words spoken, the exceptional language shall immediately be taken down in writing.

48. Final Question on Second Reading of Bill— No Amendment on Third Reading, but May

Commit. The final question on the second reading of every bill originating in the Senate, and requiring three readings previous to being passed, shall be: "Shall the bill be engrossed and read the third time?" And no amendment shall be received for discussion at the third reading of any bill; but it shall at all times be in order, before the final passage of such bill, to move its commitment under special instructions.

49. Ayes and Noes- Members Must Answer- No Vote After Announcement of Vote.

When the ayes and noes shall be called for by three members present, every member within the bar of the Senate at the time the question was put shall declare openly, and without debate, his assent or dissent to the question. In taking the ayes and noes, and upon the call of the Senate, the names of the Senators shall be taken alphabetically, When the aves and noes shall be taken upon any question in pursuance of this rule, no Senator shall be permitted, under any circumstances whatever, to vote after the decision from the chair.

50. Introduction and Reading of Bills.

Any Senator desiring to introduce a bill shall rise in his place and address the President, and upon being recognized shall present the same; and the title shall be announced from the Secretary's desk, shall be read the first time, when it shall be referred to a standing committee. Every bill shall be read on three several days previous to its passage (unless, in case of urgency, two thirds of the Senate shall, by vote of ayes and noes, dispense with this provision), and the last reading shall be at length. The President shall give notice, at each of the second and third readings, which reading it is, and no bill shall be read at either reading until the Senate has so determined by a vote (should any Senator have objected to such reading). Joint and concurrent resolutions shall be read but once, unless the Senate, by a majority vote of all the Senators present, otherwise directs.

51. The General File: Its Hours-Special Order of Bills on File.

The General File shall be the special order for each day between such hours as the Senate may hereafter set, unless sooner disposed of; but no bill shall lose its place upon the tile by expiration of the time or by adjournment of the Senate while it is under consideration; and this order shall take precedence of all others. 52. Titles of Bills Must be in Journal.

The titles of bills and such parts thereof only as shall be affected by proposed amendments, shall be inserted in the Journal, 53. When Not in Committee of the Whole, Proceedings Must be Entered in Journal.

The proceedings of the Senate, when not acting as Committee of the whole, shall be entered in the Journal as concisely as possible, care being taken to record a true and accurate account of the proceedings. 54. Rules in Senate and Committee of the Whole.

The rules of the Senate shall be observed in Committee of the Whole, so far as may be applicable, except limiting the number of times speaking, and except that the ayes and noes shall not be taken.

55. Casez not Prorided for, Cushing to Govern.

In all cases not provided for by these rules, the Senate shall be governed by the laws and practice as laid down in Cushing's Law and Practice of Legislative Assemblies. 56 Suspending and Changing Rules.

So standing rule or order of the Senate shall be rescinded or changed without a vote of three fifths, and one day's notice being given of the motion therefor; but a rule or order may be suspended temporarily by a vote of three fifths of the Senators present, Except that portion of Rule 52 relating to the final passage of bills. All proposed amendments to these rules shall be referred to the Committee on Rules without debate.

57. Povers and Prerogatives of President. The rooms, passages, and buildings set apart for the use of the Senate shall be under the control and direction of the President of the Senate, and he shall have the control and direction of the Journals, papers, and bills of the Senate. He shall see that all officers of the Senate perform their respective duties, and may assign places to reporters. 58. President may Order Lobbies Cleared.

In case of a disturbance or disorderly conduct in the lobbies, the President (or Chair. man of the Committee of the Whole) shall have power to order the same cleared. 59. President may Call Senators to the Chair.

The President shall have the right to name any Senator 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. 60. Sergeant-al-Arms.

A Sergeant-at-Arms shall be elected, to hold his office during the pleasure of the Senate, whose duty it shall be to attend the Senate during its sittings, to execute the commands of the Senate, from time to time, together with all such process issued by anthority thereof as shall be directed to him by the President. The actual expenses of the Sergeant-at-Arms, for every arrest, for each day's custody and releasement, and the traveling expense for himself and special messenger, going and returning, shall be paid out of the Contingent Fund, and no other fees shall be paid him beyond his per diem. li shall be the duty of the Sergeant-at-Arms to keep the accounts for pay and mileage of denators, to prepare checks, and, if required so to do, draw the money on such checks for the senators (the same being previously signed by the President, and indorsed by the Senator, or person to whom the check is made), and pay over the same to the Senator or person entitled thereto.

61. Messengers- When Introduced.

Messengers are introduced in any stage of business, except while a question is being pat, while the ayes or noes are being called, while the ballots are being counted, or #bile a Senator is addressing the Senate. 62. Doorkeeper.

It shall be the duty of the Doorkeeper to prohibit all persons, except Senators, ez-Senators, members of the Assembly, State officers, officers of the two houses, and sach reporters as have seats assigned to them by the President, from coming within the bar of the Senate, unless invited by the President, or a Senator, and to arrest for contempt all persons outside the bar, or in the gallery, found engaged in loud conversation, or otherwise making a noise to the disturbance of the Senate.

63. E.cecutive Communications and Nominations.

When executive communications or nominations shall be sent by the Governor to the Senate for their confirmation, the same shall be referred to the Committee on Executive Communications, unless otherwise ordered by the Senate, which motion shall be determined without debate.

64. Printed Bills, etc., Must be placed on Desks.

All bills, joint and concurrent resolutions, when printed, must be placed on the desks of Senators at least one hour previous to the opening of session.

65. San Francisco Delegation.

The members of the Senate from the City and County of San Francisco shall constitute a standing committee, to be known as the San Francisco Delegation.

RESOLUTIONS. By Senator Ralston:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to notify the Assembly that the Senate is now duly organized and ready to proceed to the business of the State, having elected the following statutory officers:

President pro tem.-Edward I. Wolfe.
Secretary of Senate-L. A. Hilborn.
Minute Clerk-D. G. Holt.
Sergeant-at-Arms--J. L. Martin.
Chaplain-W. S. Hoskinson.

Resolution read, and adopted:
By Senator Lukens:

Resolved, that the President of the Senate appoint a special committee of three to notify the Governor of the organization of the Senate, and that the Senate is now ready to receive any communications he may have to make.

Resolution read, and adopted.

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES.

The President appointed Senators Lukens, Rowell, and Sanford to call upon the Governor and notify him of the organization of the Senate, and its readiness to receive his communications.

Also Senators Ralston, Hahn, and Emmons to notify the Assembly that the Senate is now duly organized and ready to proceed with the business of the State.

RECESS.

At twelve o'clock and fifty minutes P. M., on motion of Senator Wolfe, the President declared the Senate at recess for fifteen minutes.

RECONVENED.

At one o'clock and five minutes P. M. the Senate reconvened.

Lieutenant-Governor Alden Anderson, President of the Senate, in the chair.

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE.

Senator Lukens, chairman of the special committee, reported that it had communicated with the Governor as directed, and that His Excellency had notified the committee that he would communicate with the Senate at his earliest convenience.

The committee was thereupon discharged.

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