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the table one day for consideration, unless otherwise ordered by consent of the House.

PRINTING OF MAPS. 56. Maps accompanying documents shall not be printed under the general order to print, without the special direction of the House.


57. In filling up blanks the least sum and shortest time shall be first put.


All question relating to the priority of business shall be decided without debate.



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


60. 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 member; provided, notice of intention to move such reconsideration shall have been given on the day on which such final vote was taken, by a member voting with the majority; and it shall not be in order for any member 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. No notice of reconsideration shall be in order on the day preceding the last da of the session. No motion to reconsider sha be adopted, except upon a roll call, and shall require forty-one votes to adopt th motion.

ELECTION BY House. 61. In all cases of election by the House the vote shall be taken viva voce.

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62. The ayes and noes shall be taken on the final passage of all bills, and when called for by three members on other questions, and every member within the bar of the House, when his name is called, shall (unless for special reasons he be excused) declare openly, and without debate, his vote. In taking the ayes and noes, and upon call of the House, the names of the members shall be taken alphabetically, and the Clerk shall enter the Journal the

of those demanding the ayes and noes.



MEMBERS AT CLERK'S DESK. 63. No member or other person shall remain by the Clerk's table while the ayes and noes are being called, or while the votes are being counted.

Voting ON QUESTION WHEN INTERESTED. 64. No person shall vote on any question in the result of which he is personally interested or involved.


65. Upon a division and count of the House on any question, no person without the bar shall be counted.

EXPLAINING OR CHANGING VOTE. 66. No member shall be allowed to explain his vote or discuss the question while the ayes and noes are being called, and no member shall be allowed to change his vote after the vote is announced from the chair.

Call Of The House.

67. Upon a call of the House the names of the members shall be called over by the Clerk, and the absentees noted, after which the names of the absentees shall again be called over. The door shall then be shut, and those for




or insufficient excuses are made, may, by order of those present, be taken into custody, as they appear, or may be sent for and taken into custody by the Sergeant-atArms wherever to be found, or by special messenger, to be appointed for that purpose. the absence of a quorum, a majority of the members present may order a call of the House and compel the attendance of absentees in the

above provided. No recess be taken during a call of the House.






68. No standing rule or order of the House shall be rescinded or changed without a vote of two thirds of the members of the Assembly, and one day's notice being given of the motion therefor; provided, that the Committee on Rules and Regulations may at any time, except during a roll cail, report a temporary rule providing for the consideration of any bill on the files of the House belonging to either of the following classes :

1. Bills affecting the state government, its revenue, its various departments or commis. sions, or appropriations therefor.

2. Bills affecting county and township governments, or roads and highways.

3. Bills affecting town, city, city and county governments, or the municipal affairs of the same.

4. Bills amending election or primary election laws.

5. Constitutional amendments.

6. Bills amending or repealing the Code or sections thereof.

Such temporary rule shall provide when bill so selected shall be taken up for consi eration, and the time when final vote sh be taken thereon and pending amendmen thereto, if there be any.

It shall always be in order to call up for consideration such report. The same shall be subject to amendments by the House.

On the adoption of such temporary rule by the House by a two-thirds vote thereof, if the bill be on third reading, and by a majority vote of the members elected to the House, if otherwise, such bill shall thereupon be made the special order for the time fixed therein.

A rule of order may be suspended temporarily by a vote of two thirds of the members present, except that portion of Rule 6 relating to third reading of bills. A motion or resolution proposing to increase or diminish a standing committee shall not be adopted until the same has been referred to the Committee on Rules and Regulations.

The Committee on Rules and Regulations may also, at any time, report a temporary rule or regulation for the consideration of the business on the file, having regard to the condition of the business of the House. When such temporary rule or regulation shall have been adopted by the House, it shall have the effect, for the time being, of a standing rule, and shall be enforced by the Speaker.

MEMBERS ABSENTING Themselves. 69. No member shall absent himself from the service of the House without the leave of the House, except in case of sickness; and if any member or officer of the House absent himself without leave, his per diem shall not be allowed him; but no member shall obtain leave of absence, or be excused, without a vote of two thirds of the House.

PERSONS ADMITTED TO FLOOR. 70. No person except Senators, State officers, Governors and ex-Governors of States, Members of Congress, Judges of the Supreme, Appellate and Superior Courts, ex-Senators and ex-Assemblymen, members of the press when accredited by their respective journals, ladies when specially invited by a member of the House, shall be admitted within the Assembly

Chamber, except in the galleries, during the session of the House; but a majority may have the floor of the House cleared of any or all such persons. The Speaker is charged with the enforcement of this rule. Provided, however, any other guest of any member may be admitted to the floor of the House by written permission of said member, such permission being good for the sessions of the day on which it is given, the names of such members and guests to be entered in the Journal when requested by such member.

SMOKING IN HALL. 71. No smoking shall be allowed within the Assembly Chamber during the session of the House.

PARLIAMENTARY RULES. 72. The rules of parliamentary practice contained in Roberts' Rules of Order shall govern the House in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the Standing Rules and Orders of the House and the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Assembly.

USE OF HALL. 73. The Assembly Room shall not be used for any public or private bus.ness other than legislative, except by consent of a majority of the House.

FEES FOR WITNESSES. 74. Witnesses summoned to appear before the House or any of its committees shall be paid as follows: For each day a witness shall attend, the sum of two dollars; for each mile he shall travel in coming to and going from the place of examination, the sum of ten cent No mileage shall be paid except where the wi ness has actually traveled for the

purpose giving testimony.

PROTESTS OF MEMBERS. 75. It shall be in order for any member ( members to protest against the action of t1 House, and have such protest entered upon t minutes.

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