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26. When the yeas and nays are taken, the names of the Senators shall be called alphabetically.

27. After a question is put to vote, no Senator shall speak on it, but every Senator who may be at the Senate Board, shall vote, unless excused by the Senate, or excluded by interest.

28. The unfinished business, in which the Senate was engaged at the time of the last adjournment, shall have preference in the orders of the day.

29. No Bill or Resolve, shall be sent to the House, without notice thereof being given to the Senate by the President.

30. Every Senator who shall present a petition shall place his name thereon, and briefly state its subject.

31. All confidential communications made by the Governor to the Senate, shall be by the members and officers thereof, kept inviolably secret, until the Senate shall by their resolution take off the injunction of secresy.

32. No Rule shall be dispensed with, except by the consent of two thirds of the members present.

33. Any Senator may exchange seats on consulting the President and obtaining his permission.

34. No member shall absent himself from the Senate without leave, unless there be a quorum left present at the Board.

35. All Committees shall be nominated by the President and appointed by the Board, except when it may be determined that the election shall be by ballot.

36. The following Standing Committees shall be appointed at the commencement of the session, viz:


On Bills in the Second Reading.

On Engrossed Bills. To consist of twelve members each, any two of whom shall constitute a Quorum.

On the Judiciary.
On Literary Institutions.
On Banks and Banking.
On Incorporation of Towns.

On Division of Towns.

On State Lands.
On State Roads.
On the State Prison.
On Roads and Bridges.
On Rail Roads and Canals.
On Interior Waters.
On the Militia.
On Agriculture.
On Manufactures.
On Accounts.
On Parishes.
On Claims.
On Public Buildings.
On Interior Fisheries.
On Military Pensions.
On Division and Alteration of Counties.
On the Library.
On Indian Affairs.

37. No member of the Senate shall act as counsel for any party, before any Committee of the Legislature.

38. All Messages from the Senate to the House, and to the Governor, or Governor and Council, shall be carried by the Secretary, and all papers shall be transmitted to the Governor and Council, and to the House, by the Secretary or his Assistant.

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