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State Prisons.
Williams,
Hale,

Cauldwell,
Internal Affairs of Towns and Counties.
Van Petten,
Campbell,

Tweed.

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RULES AND ORDERS

OF THE

SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,

ADOPTED JANUARY 7, 1868.

Order of Business.
RULE 1. President to take chair; journal to be read.
RULE 2. Order of business.

Of the President.
RULE 3. To appoint all committees unless otherwise ordered.
RULE 4. May appoint senator to perform duties of chair.
RULE 5. To name chairman for committee of the whole.

RULE 6. To assign doorkeepers to their respective duties and stations.

ROLE 7. To certify passage of all bills.

Of the Clerk.
RULE 8. To have journals printed and placed on files.

RULE 9. To furnish, daily, printed list of general orders; with president, to see that all bills are acted upon in order in which reported; calendar.

RULE 10. To present bills originating in senate, to governor.
RULE 11. To designate reporters.

Of the Rights and Duties of Senators. RULE 12. Relative to presentation of petitions, reports, resolutions, &c.

RULE 13. To preserve order while journals or public papers are being read.

RULE 14. Debate; senators to address the president, and not to proceed until recognized; limitation; president to decide who entitled to floor.

RULE 15. Within bar of senate when question is stated, to vote unless, &c.

RULE 16. Wishing to be excused from voting, may make brief statement.

Committees and their Duties. RULE 17. Standing committees, to consist of three ; list of committees.

RULE 18. On public printing; to examine and report on all matters relating to printing.

RULE 19. On engrossed bills; to examine all bills, resolutions, &c., and report as correctly engrossed before third reading.

RULE 20. Reports of committees on bills; proceedings when not considered at time of making.

Of General Orders and Special Orders. RULE 21. What to constitute the general orders; business of, how taken up; no bill to be considered in committee of the whole until printed.

RULE 22. Special orders.

Of the Committee of the Whole. RULE 23. Rules to be observed in; may strike ont enacting clauso in bills, and if report is agreed to by senate, bill to be deemed re. jected.

RULE 24. Bills committed to, to be read through by sections; amendments.

RULE 25. Motion to rise and report progress always in order.

Of Bills. ROLE 26. How introduced; notice of introduction, what to state.

RULE 27. Proceedings when reported by committee of the whole, when deemed lost; final question to be taken immediately after third reading.

RULE 28. To receive three readings; not to be amended or coin. mitted until twice read; not to be read a third time out of its order, nor until printed; resolutions proposing amendments to constitution to be treated as bills, except, &c.; to be acted on in committee of the whole.

RULE 29. Or resolution amending constitution, after ordered to a third reading, may not be amended, except, &c.

RULE 30. Two-thirds bills.
RULE 31. Question on final passage, to be taken by ayes and naye.

RULE 32. To be printed in the order as reported by committee, unless, &c.

RULE 33. When final vote on, may be reconsidered; to be read by sections,

RULE 31. When may be laid on the table.

Of Motions, and their Preference. RULE 35. When question is before senate, no motion to be received, except, &c. ; motion to adjourn or lay on the table, to be decided without debate.

RULE 36. When to be reduced to writing.
RULE 37. When questions to be divided.
RULE 38. Certain, to preclude debate of main question.
RULE 39. Filling of blanks, question, how taken.
ROLE 40. Reconsideration.
RULE 41. Concurrent resolutions.

Of Questions of Order. RULE 42. Priority of business.

RULE 43. When reading of paper is called for and objected to, to be decided without debate.

RULE 44. Senator called to order, to take his seat; when may proceed; words objected to to be taken down in writing.

RULE 45. Divisions; when names to be entered alphabetically on minutes; senators to vote, unless excused.

Of Executive Session. RULE 46. When president shall direct doors to be closed, &c.; secrecy to be observed.

Rule 47. Proceedings in, to be kept in separate journal.

RULE 48. Senate may go into, when deemed necessary; nomina. tions in, how referred; when consent to appointment may be trans mitted.

Miscellaneous Provisions.

RULE 49. Who may be admitted within bar of senate.

RULE 50. Who may take books from senate chamber; duty of Hibrarian.

RULE 51. Sergeant-at-arms to place documents and bills on files. RULE 52. Alteration or rescission of rules.

RULE 53. Claims before, reported adversely upon, papers relative to, to remain on files of eenate, unless, &c.

RULE 54. Proceedings in absence of quorum.

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