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claim in that House, either by bill, resolution, petition or otherwise, except upon a memorial of the claimant, first setting forth, upon affidavit, that he has obtained material evidence in support of his claim, since the decision against it, which was not before the committee at the former decision, and a statement of the substance of such evidence; or, second, assigning specific errors in the report of the committee adverse to it.
RULE 5. When a bill, resolution or order which shall have passed in one House is rejected in the other, notice thereof shall be given to the House in which the same shall have passed.
RULE 6. That the committee having charge of the general appropriation bill, shall be required to report the same to the House, on or before the first Monday in March, and when reported in either House, said bill shall have priority over all other business until finally disposed of.
RULE 7. No new bill shall be transmitted from or received by either House within four days of the time fixed on for an adjournment sine die. [ Amended January 13, 1874.]
RULE 8. No bill, resolution or order, to which the signature of the Governor may be required, shall be passed by either House on the day of the final adjournment; and all such bills, resolutions and orders, after they have been duly transcribed and compared, shall be presented to the Governor for his signature, by the proper committee, before eight o'clock on the morning of the day of the final adjournment.
RULE 9. No bill, resolution or order shall be sent to the Governor for his approval, unless the same shall have been clearly and fairly engrossed, without obliteration or interlineation.
RULE 10. No joint rule shall be dispensed with but by a concurrent vote of two-thirds of each House; and if either House shall violate a joint rule, the question of order may be raised in the other House, and decided in the same manner as in a case of the violation of the rules of such House; and if it shall be decided that the joint rules have been violated, the bill involving such violation shall be returned to the House in which it originated, without further action, or, at the option of such House, the Speaker may direct the Clerk to mark the section or sections in conflict with the rules, as non-concurred in or negatived.
RULE 11. Every bill, resolution or order, transmitted to either House, if amended by the House to which transmitted, shall have the amendment or amendments, printed in italics, or enclosed in brackets, by the House in which the amendment or amendments are made, and marked Senate or House amendment, as the case may be. [Adopteil January 13, 1874.]
Rules of the Senate of Pennsylvania.
I. The Speaker shall take the chair, each day, at the hour to which the Senate stands adjourned, when he shall call the members to order, and on the appearance of a quorum, shall cause the Journal of the preceding day to be read, which the Senate shall have power then to correct.
II. The order to be observed in taking up business shall be as follows:
First.–The asking leave of absence.
Second.-The receiving of petitions, memorials, remonstrances, letters and documents from members in the numerical order of Senatorial districts, and referring the same to appropriate committees; on motion, referring such as have been previously presented; and appointing additional members on committees.
Third.—The receiving of reports of committees, which shall be called for by the Speaker, according to the order of the committees.
Fourth. The reading of bills in their places by members.
Fifth.—The offering of original resolutions.
Sixth.—The considering of reports and resolutions previously presented, and the referring of items of unfinished business.
Seventh.–The reading of bills the third time.
Eighth.--The considering of bills in the following order:
First.–Those in which the Senate has made progress on a second reading.
Second.-Those in which the committee of the whole has made some progress, and has had leave to sit again.
Ninth.–The considering of the orders of the day.
Tenth.--The reading of reported and printed bills at length, on the call of Senators, which shall be the first reading of such bills, and in that stage shall not be subject to amendment or to a vote thereon. [Last paragraph amended January 8, 1874.]
Ill. It shall be the duty of the Speaker to preserve order, prevent personal reflections, contine members in debate to the question, and when two or more members rise at the same time, decide who shall be first heard; but an appeal in all such cases shall lie to the Senate, and a member called to or. der may extenuate or justify.
IV. Members speaking shall address the Speaker, and when presenting a paper shall first state its import. Members shall not speak more than twice on any question without permission of the Senate, nor be interrupted when speaking, except by a call to order by the Speaker, or by a member through the Speaker, or by a member to explain, or by a call for the previous question.
V. When a motion is made and seconded, it shall, before debate, be stated by the Speaker. Every motion shall be reduced to writing, if the Speaker or any member require it; but a motion may be withdrawn by the member making it, before amendment, postponement, an order to lie on the table, or decision.
VI. Every motion shall be entered on the Jour nal, together with the name of the member mak. ing it, unless it should be subsequently withdrawn.
VII. A question regularly before the Senate can be interrupted only by a call for the previous question, for amendment, postponement, commitment or adjournment.
VIII. A motion to adjourn shall always be in order, excepting when on the call for the previous question, the main question shall have been ordered to be now put, or when a member has the floor, and shall be decided without debate.
IX. The motion for the previous question, postponement, or commitment, shall preclude amendment and debate on the original subject; (a motion to postpone shall preclude commitment.) The previous question shall not be moved by less than four members.
X. On all questions the Speaker shall vote last.
XI. Acts, orders, addresses and joint resolutions shall be signed by the Speaker, in the presence of the Senate, after their titles have been publicly read, and the fact of signing shall be entered on the Journal; and writs, warrants and subpænas, issued by the Senate, shall be signed by him and attested by the Clerk.
XII. The Speaker shall have the general direction of the Hall. He may name a member to perform the duties of the Chair, but such substitution shall not extend beyond an adjournment.
XIII. When a question has been once made and carried in the affirmative or negative, it shall be in order for any two members of the majority, or when the Senate has been equally divided, for any two who voted in the negative, to move for the reconsideration thereof; but no motion for the re-con