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17. When a motion has been made and carried, it shall be in order for any member of the majority to move a reconsideration thereof, on the same or the next succeeding day.

18. A question containing two or more propositions capable of division, shall be divided whenever desired by any Senator.

19. In filling up blanks, the largest sum and longest time shall be put first.

20. When the reading of a paper is first called for, or when the reading of a paper is called for, that has been read to the Senate, if any Senator object, it shall be determined by the Senate; but every paper shall be once read at the table before any Senator shall be obliged to vote on its reception, reference, or passage in any of its stages.

21. All Bills and Resolves in the second reading shall be committed to the Committee on Bills in the second reading, to be by them examined, corrected, and so reported to the Senate.

22. Upon the second reading of a Bill or Resolve, after the same shall have been read through, and before the question is put upon its passage, it shall be read and considered by paragraphs, at the request of any Senator; and no Bill or Resolve shall have a second reading, unless a time, not less than one hour, be assigned therefor.

23. No Bill or Resolve shall be passed to be engrossed, without being twice read; and all Bills and Resolves, immediately after the same shall have been passed to be engrossed, shall be committed to the Committee on Engrossed Bills, whose duty shall be to examine the same, and see that the same have been truly and rightly engrossed; and before any Bill shall pass to be enacted, it shall be reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills, to be truly and rightly engrossed, and the title thereof read by the President.

24. No Resolve of any kind, or Order making any grant of money, lands or other public property, shall be finally passed without being twice read; nor shall such Resolve or Order have a second reading, unless a time, not less than one hour, be assigned therefor; and before any such Resolve or Order shall finally pass, it shall be reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills to be truly and correctly copied from the original, and the title thereof read by the President.

25. Eleven o'clock on each day, Mondays and Saturdays excepted, shall be assigned for the consideration of Public Acts, and business of a public character, which shall have precedence of all business of a private or special nature.

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

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