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TIME OF MEETING OF SENATE. 1. The sessions of the Senate shall be daily (Sundays excepted), beginning at ten o'clock A. M., and after Monday, January 16, 1911, a recess shall be taken at 12:30 P. M. to 2 P. M., unless otherwise ordered by vote of the Senate.
CALLING TO ORDER. 2. The President, President pro tem., or senior member present, shall call the Senate to order at the hour stated, and if a quorum be present proceed with the order of business.
ORDER OF BUSINESS.
3. Order of business:
1. Roll Call.
of the Preceding Day. 4. Presentation of Petitions. 5. Messages from the Assembly. 6. Messages from the Governor. 7. Reports of Standing Committees. 8. Reports of Select Committees. 9. Motions, Resolutions, and Notices. 10. Introduction and First Reading of Bills. 11. Consideration of Daily File. 12. Unfinished Business. 13. Special Order of the Day.
Reports from the Committee on Engrossed and Enrolled Bills shall at all times be in order; provided, that messages from State officers, other than the Governor, and from the Assembly, may, on motion of any Senator, be considered at any time.
PRESIDENT-His POWERS AND PREROGATIVES.
4. 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 properly accredited newspaper representatives.
PRESIDENT MAY ORDER LOBBIES CLEARED.
5. In case of a disturbance or disorderly conduct in the lobbies, the President (or Chairman of the Committee of the Whole) shall have power to order the same cleared.
PRESIDENT MAY CALL SENATOR TO CHAIR.
6. The President shall have the right to name any Senator to perform the duties of the Chair, who shall be 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.
APPOINTMENT TO COMMITTEES. 7. 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.
STANDING COMMITTEES. 8. The following standing committees shall be appointed by the President of the Senate: 1. Agriculture, Dairying, Fruit and Vine
Interests, seven members. 2. Apportionment and Representation, sev
enteen members. 3. Banking, nine members. 4. Commerce and Navigation, seven mem
bers. 5. Contingent Expenses, three members. 6. Corporations, eleven members. 7. County Government, seven members. 8. Drainage, Swamp,
and Overflowed Lands, seven members.