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Mr. Sage introduced a bill (Int. No. 33) entitled "An act to authorize the construction of buildings and plant and development of grounds at Creedmoor, for the Brooklyn State Hospital, Creedmoor division, and making an appropriation therefor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.
Also, a bill (Int. No. 34) entitled "Concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly proposing an amendment to section eighteen of article six of the Constitution, in relation to children's courts and courts of domestic relations," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.
Mr. Mullan introduced a bill (Int. No. 35) entitled "An act to amend the Public Health Law, in relation to the practice of nursing," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on public health.
Mr. Burlingame introduced a bill (Int. No. 36) entitled “An act to amend the Election Law, in relation to registration and transfers of registration of electors," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.
On motion of Mr. Burlingame, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspened, and said bill ordered to a third reading.
Mr. Cotillo introduced a bill (Int. No. 37) entitled “An act to amend the General Municipal Law, in relation to allowances by local boards of child welfare," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns, counties. and public highways.
Mr. Pitcher introduced a bill (Int. No. 38) entitled "An act to amend the Conservation Law, in relation to the taking of deer," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also real the second time, and referred to the committee on conservation.
Mr. Walker introduced a bill (Int. No. 39) entitled "An act to amend the Election Law, in relation to the membership of the
State committee," which was read the first time, and unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.
Mr. Kaplan introduced a bill (Int. No. 40) entitled "An act to amend the Real Property Law, in relation to certain agreements for the occupation of real estate," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.
Also, a bill (Int. No. 41) entitled "An act to amend the Education Law, in relation to State scholarships for honorably discharged soldiers, sailors, marnes and trained nurses," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.
Mr. Dodge introduced a bill (Int. No. 42) entitled “An act to amend the Greater New York charter, in relation to the power of the board of standards and appeals and of the board of appeals, through the chairman, to admisister oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.
The Assembly sent for concurrence a resolution, in the words following:
Resolved (if the Senate concur), That when the Legislature adjourns this day it be to meet again on Monday, January 12th, at eighty-thirty o'clock, P. M.
The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative.
Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolution to the Assembly, with a message that the Senate has concurred in the passage of the
Mr. Walters moved that the rules of the Senate for the year 1919 be amended to read as follows, and be adopted as the rules for 1920, and also requested that pending the 'vote upon such motion a separate vote be taken upon each of the proposed amendments;
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. The President shall take the chair at the hour to which the Senate shall have adjourned, and a quorum being present, the Journal of the preceding day shall be read, to the end that any mistakes therein may be corrected. After the reading and approving of the Journal the order of business shall be as follows: 1. The presentation of petitions. 2. Introduction of bills.
3. Messages from the Assembly.
4. Messages from the Governor.
5. Reports of standing committees.
6. Reports of select committees.
7. Communications and reports from State officers.
8. Third reading of bills.
9. Motions and resolutions.
10. Special orders.
11. General orders.
Messages from the Governor and Assembly, communications and reports from State officers, reports from the Committee on Privileges and Elections involving the right of a Senator to his seat, and reports from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, on Revision and on Rules shall be received at any time.
The Committee on Rules may sit at any time; the reception and consideration of its report shall always be in order, debate on its adoption shall not exceed one hour, one-half hour for and one-half hour against, such time to be allotted by the Temporary President and minority leader, and no other motion, except a motion by the Temporary President for a call of the Senate, to adjourn or to recess, shall be in order until the vote of the Senate is had thereon.
OF THE PRESIDENT
2. (1) The President shall preserve order and decorum; in case of disturbance or disorderly conduct in the lobby or galleries, he may cause the same to be cleared; he shall decide all questions of order, subject to appeal to the Senate. On every appeal he shall have the right, in his place, to assign his reasons for his
decision. When the Senate shall be ready to go into committee of the whole, he shall name a chairman to preside therein.
(2) He shall assign to the doorkeepers their respective duties and stations.
(3) Immediately upon the final passage of any bill by the Senate, he shall certify that the same has been duly passed, with the date thereof, together with the fact whether passed as a majority, three-fifths or two-thirds bill, as required by the Constitution and Laws of the State, and deliver said bill to the Clerk.
OF THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT
3. The Temporary President, when acting as President, shall be invested with all the powers and duties conferred by these rules upon the President.
He shall appoint all committees except when the Senate shall otherwise order.
OF THE CLERK
4. (1) It shall be the duty of the Clerk to have the Journal of each day's proceedings printed, and copies thereof placed on the files of the President, Senators and reporters within three days after approval by the Senate.
(2) He shall also furnish each Senator daily with a printed list of the general orders, which shall be kept on file by the Superintendent of Documents, in the same manner as other documents, and he shall also prepare a daily calendar of all bills, engrossed or printed, for a final reading, and place and keep the same, together with printed copies of such bills, on the desks of each Senator; he shall see that all bills shall be acted upon by the Senate in the order in which they are reported and stand upon the calendar, unless otherwise ordered by two-thirds of the Senate.
(3) He shall present to the Governor, and enter upon the Journals, such bills as shall have originated in the Senate and been passed by both Houses. He shall, subject to the rules of the Senate, transmit to the Assembly all bills or concurrent resolutions which have passed the Senate.
(4) He shall designate the persons entitled to admission to the floor as reporters for the public press, not exceeding thirty-five in number, and may revoke any such designations, but no person
shall be entitled to the privileges of the floor of the Senate as a legislative reporter of a newspaper who is interested in pending or contemplated legislation, or who is employed or receives compensation for influencing legislation.
OF THE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
5. The Sergeant-at-Arms, except when absent in the discharge of his duties, shall be in constant attendance upon the sessions of the Senate, and, under the direction of the President, aid in enforeing order on the floor of the Senate, in the lobbies, and in the rooms adjoining the Senate Chamber, and also see that no person remains on the floor unless entitled to the privileges of the
OF THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF SENATORS
6. (1) Immediately after the announcement of committees, seats shall be assigned to Senators as follows: The majority shalí occupy the seats at the right hand of the President, and the minority at the left hand of the President beginning at the center aisle. The Temporary President of the Senate shall occupy the middle seat on the aisle, and the minority leader the middle seat opposite. Members of the majority who cannot be seated to the right of the center aisle shall occupy seats on the last row to the left of the center aisle beginning with the seat on the aisle, and if more seats are required for the majority, then on the next to the last row commencing at the seat on the east aisle. The chairman of Finance, Judiciary and Cities shall be assigned seats on the center aisle. Senators who occupied seats at the preceding session may occupy the same seats if they desire, or exchange their seats to any seat left vacant by a retiring senator. Senators not assigned to seats. as above provided shall choose seats by lot as drawn by the Clerk in the presence of the Senate.
(2) A Senator presenting a paper shall indorse the same; if a petition, memorial, or report to the Legislature, with a brief statement of the subject of its contents, adding his name; if a notice or resolution, with his name; if a report of a committee, a statement of such report, with the name of the committee and Senator making the same.