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Eugene Simmons Reading Clerk Tarboro

Brooks W. Poole Sergeant-at-Arms Raleigh

SENATORS
(Alphabetically Arranged)

Name District Party Address

Alford, Dallas L., Jr Eighth Democrat Rocky Mount

Allen, J. F Nineteenth Democrat Biscoe

Allsbrook, Julian R Fourth Democrat Roanoke Rapids

Austin, Jesse H., Jr Eighth Democrat Clayton

Bagnal, Harry Twenty-second Republican. . . Rt. 1, Winston-Salem

Bailey, J. Ruffin Twelfth Democrat Raleigh

Boger, John R., Jr Twenty-fourth Democrat Concord

Bridgers, Vinson Fourth Democrat Tarboro

Briggs, Bruce B Thirty-first Republican Asheville

Brumby, Mrs. Mary Faye.. .Thirty-third Democrat Murphy

Bryan, T. R., Sr Twenty-fifth Republican Wilkesboro

Buchanan, Harry E Thirty-second Democrat Hendersonville

Burney, John J., Jr Tenth Democrat Wilmington

Byrd, Joe K Twenty-eighth Democrat Morganton

Coggins, Jyles J Twelfth Democrat Raleigh

Currie, Claude Eleventh Democrat Durham

Dent, R. Theodore Thirty-first Republican Spruce Pine

Ellis, Albert J Sixth Democrat Jacksonville

Evans, Mrs. Martha W Twenty-seventh Democrat Charlotte

Futrell, Ashley B Second Democrat Washington

Gentry, Worth Twenty-first Democrat King

Gilmore, Voit Nineteenth Democrat Southern Pines

Green, James C Fifteenth Democrat Clarkton

Griffin, C. Frank Twenty-fourth Democrat Monroe

Hancock, Wills Seventh Democrat Oxford

Harrington, J.J First Democrat Lewiston

Henkel. C. V Twenty-sixth Democrat Turnersburg

Henley, John T Fourteenth Democrat Hope Mills

Kemp, Ed Eighteenth Democrat High Point

MacLean, Hector Twentieth Democrat Lumberton

Matheson, Don S Eleventh Democrat Hillsborough

Maxwell, Charles K Twenty-seventh Democrat Rt. 1, Huntersville

McGeachy, N. Hector, Jr.. . .Fourteenth Democrat Fayetteville

McLendon, L. P., Jr Eighteenth Democrat Greensboro

Moore, Herman A Twenty-seventh Democrat Charlotte

Morgan, Robert B Thirteenth Democrat Lillington

Nielson, Mrs. Geraldine R. . Twenty-second Republican Winston-Salem

Norton, Clyde M Thirtieth Democrat Old Fort

Osteen, John L Eighteenth Republican Greensboro

Parrish, C.V Twenty-third Republican Salisbury

Penn, Frank R Sixteenth Democrat Reidsville

Rauch, Marshall A Twenty-ninth Democrat Gastonia

Scott, Ralph H Seventeenth Democrat Rt. 1, Haw River

Shuford, Adrian L., Jr Twenty-sixth Democrat Conover

Simmons, I.eRoy G Tenth Democrat Rt. 1, Albertson

Warren, Lindsay C, Jr Ninth Democrat Goldsboro

White, Jack H Twenty-ninth Democrat Kings Mountain

White, Thomas J Fifth Democrat Kinston

Whitehurst, Sam L Third Democrat New Bern

Wood, George M First Democrat Camden

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SENATORS

Arranged by Districts
i Democrats unless otherwise indicated)

District Name Address

1st -J. .1. Harrington Lewiston

1st ( teorge M. Wood Camden

2nd— Ashley B. Futrell W aahington

3rd Sam L. Whitehurst New Bern

4th— Julian U . Allsbrook Roanoke Rapids

ith Vinson Bridgera Tarboro

5th— Thomas J. White Kinston

6th— Albert J. Ellis Jacksonville

7th— Wills Hancock Oxford

8th — Dallas L. Alford, Jr Rocky Mount

8th— Jesse II. Austin, .Ir Clayton

9th— Lindsay C. Warren, Jr Goldsboro

10th— John J. Burney, Jr V\ llmington

10th— LeRoy G. Simmons Rt. 1, Albertson

Uth— Claude Currie Durham

Uth -Don S. Matheson Hillsborough

L2th— J. Ruffin Bailey Raleigh

12th— Jyles J. Coggins Raleigh

13th— Robert B. Morgan Lilhngton

14th— John T. Henley Hope Mills

14th— N. Hector McGeaehy, Jr Fayetteville

loth— James C. Green Clarkton

16th— Frank R. Penn Reidsville

17th— Ralph H. Scott Rt. 1, Haw River

18th— Ed Kemp High Point

18th— L. P. McLendon, Jr Greensboro

18th— John L. Osteen (R) Greensboro

19th— J. F. Allen Biscoe

19th— Voit Gilmore Southern Pines

20th— Hector MacLean Lumb erton

21st— Worth Gentry King

22nd— Harry Bagnal (R) Rt. 1, Winston-Salem

22nd— Mrs. Geraldine R. Nielson (R) TV inston-Salem

23rd— C. U. Parrish (R) Salisbury

24th— John R. Boger, Jr Concord

24th— C. Frank Griffin Monroe

2.5th— T. R. Bryan, Sr (R.) Wilkesboro

26th— C. V. Henkel Turnersburg

26th— Adrian L. Shuford, Jr Conover

27th— Mrs. Martha W. Evans Charlotte

27th— Charles K. Maxwell Rt. 1, Huntersville

27th— Herman A. Moore Charlotte

28th— Joe K. Bvrd Morganton

29th— Marshall A. Rauch Gastonia

29th— Jack H. White Kings Mountain

30th— Clvde M . Norton Old Fort

31st— Bruce B. Briggs (R) Asheville

31st— R. Theodore Dent (R) Spruce Pine

32nd— Harrv E. Buchanan Hendersonville

33rd— Mrs. Mary Fave Brumbv Murphy



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RULES AND STANDING COMMITTEES
OF THE SENATE

1967
SENATE RULES, SESSION 1967

Order of Business

Rule 1. Convening hour. The President shall take the chair
at the hour fixed by the Senate upon adjournment on the pre-
ceding legislative day, and shall call the members to order. In
case the Senate adjourned on the preceding legislative day with-
out having fixed the hour of reconvening, the Senate shall re-
convene on the next legislative day at 12:00 o'clock noon.

Rule 2. Opening the session. The President shall, upon order
being obtained, have the sessions of the Senate opened with prayer.

Rule 3. Convening in absence of President. In the absence of
the President, the President pro tempore shall reconvene the Sen-
ate and preside, and during such time shall be vested with all
powers of the President except that of casting a vote in case of
tie when he shall have voted as a Senator. And in the event of
the absence of the President and President pro tempore at any
time fixed for the reconvening of the Senate, the Principal Clerk
of the Senate, or in his absence also, some member of the Senate
Committee on Rules, shall call the Senate to order and designate
some member to act as President.

Rule 4. Quorum, (a) A quorum consists of a majority of all
the qualified members of the Senate.

(b) When a lesser number than a quorum convene, the Senators
present may send the doorkeeper or any other person, for any or
all absent Senators, as a majority of the Senators present deter-
mine.

Rule 5. Approval of Journal. After the prayer, and upon ap-
pearance of a quorum, the President shall cause the Journal of



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the preceding day to be read and approved, unless the Chairman
of the Committee on Journal or some member of the Senate by
motion sustained by a majority of the members present, have the
reading thereof dispensed with and the same approved as written.

Rule 6. Order of Business. After approval of the Journal, the
order of business shall be as follows:

( 1 ) Reports of standing- committees.

(2) Reports of select committees.

(3) Introduction of bills, petitions, and resolutions.

(4) Messages from the House of Representatives.

(5) Unfinished business of preceding day.

(6) Special Orders.

(7) General Orders — First, local bills on third reading roll
call, then local bills on second reading roll call. After that the
riv(t race second reading local calendar in numerical order, taking
up the Senate bills in first order. After disposition of the local
calendar, the public calendar of bills will be considered in the
same order, that is:

(a) Third reading roll call bills.

(b) Second reading roll call bills.

(c) Second reading bills to be considered viva voce, with Sen-
ate bills taking precedence in order over House bills.

But Messages from the Governor and House of Representatives
and communications and reports from State officers and reports
from the Committee on Enrolled Bills may be recei/ed and acted
on under any order of business.

Conduct of Debate

Rule 7. President to maintain order. The President shall have
general direction of the Hall of the Senate, and in case of any
disturbance or disorderly conduct in the galleries or lobbies, he
shall have the power to order the same cleared.

Rule 8. Substitution for president. The President shall have the
right to call on any member to perform the duties of the Chair,
but substitution shall not extend beyond one day.

Rule 9. Points of order, (a) The President shall preserve order
and decorum and proceed with the business of the Senate according



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to the rules adopted. He shall decide all questions of order, sub-
ject to an appeal to the Senate by any member, on which appeal
no member shall speak more than once unless by leave of the
Senate. A two-thirds vote of the members present is necessary to
sustain any appeal from the ruling of the Chair.

(b) In the event the Senate Rules do not provide for, or cover
any point of order raised by any Senator, the rules of the United
States House of Representatives shall govern.

(c) When a Senator is called to order he shall take his seat
until the President determines whether he was in order or not; if
decided to be out of order, he shall not proceed without the per-
mission of the Senate; and every question of order shall be de-
cided by the President, subject to an appeal to the Senate by any
Senator; and if a Senator is called to order for words spoken,
the words excepted to shall be immediately taken down in writing,
that the President or Senate may be better able to judge of the
matter.

Rule 10. Debating and voting by Lieutenant Governor. The
Lieutenant Governor, as President of the Senate, being a Con-
stitutional Officer shall not have the right to debate any question
or to address the Senate upon any proposition unless by per-
mission of the majority of members present, and shall have the
right to vote only when there is a tie vote upon any question or
election.

Rule 11. Obtaining recognition, (a) when any Senator is about
to speak in debate or deliver any matter to the Senate, he shall
rise from his seat and respectfully address the President. No
member shall speak until recognized by the President, and when
two or more members rise at the same time, the President shall
name the member to speak.

(b) A Senator who has the floor may yield the floor to another
Senator only for the purpose of allowing another Senator to state
a question. Only the Chair may award the floor to any Senator
for the purposes of allowing that Senator to engage in general
debate.

Rule 12. Recognition for extending courtesies. Courtesies of
the floor and galleries shall be extended only by the President on



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his own motion or upon the written request of a member of the
Senate to former members of the General Assembly or to visiting
distinguished visitors.

Members may designate Honorary Pages by a statement de-
livered to the Principal Clerk who will have a certificate issued
therefor.

The President may upon written request at intervals between
various orders of business extend courtesies to schools or other
special large groups visiting in the galleries while they are pres-
ent, and the President shall, at such times as he deems appro-
priate, express to those visitors in the galleries the pleasure of
the Senate for their presence.

Rule 13. Limitations on individual debate, (a) No Senator
shall speak or debate more than three times nor longer than
forty-five minutes on the same day on the same subject without
leave of the Senate.

(b) By permission of the President any member of Senate may
address the Senate from the lectern located on the floor before
the dais for the purpose of explaining a bill or resolution, stating
a point of personal privilege or for the purpose of debate.

Rule 14. Priority of business. All questions relating to priority
of business shall be decided without debate.

Rule 15. Reading of papers. When the reading of a paper,
other than a petition, is called for, and any Senator objects to
the reading, the question shall be determined by the Senate without
debate.

Rule 16. General decorum, (a) Senators and visitors shall un-
cover their heads upon entering the Senate Chamber while the
Senate is in session and shall continue uncovered during their
continuance in the Chamber.

(b) No remark reflecting personally upon the action of any
Senator shall be in order in debate unless preceded by a motion
or resolution of censure.

(c) When the President is putting a question, or a division by
counting is in progress, no Senator shall walk out of or across
the Chamber, nor when a Senator is speaking, pass between him
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(d) When a motion to adjourn or for recess is affirmatively
determined, no member or officer shall leave his place until ad-
journment or recess is declared by the President.

(e) Smoking shall not be allowed on the floor or galleries of
the Senate during Sessions.

Motions

Rule 17. Motioyis generally. All motions shall be reduced to
writing, if desired by the President or a Senator, delivered at the
table, and read by the President or Reading Clerk before the
same are debated; but any motion may be withdrawn by the in-
troducer at any time before decision or amendment.

Rule 18. Motions — Order of precedence. When a question is
before the Senate no motion shall be received except those herein
specified, which motions shall have precedence as follows, viz.:

(1) To adjourn.

(2) To lay on the table.

(3) For the previous question.

(4) To postpone indefinitely.

(5) To postpone to a certain day.

(6) To commit to a standing committee.

(7) To commit to a select committee.

(8) To amend.

(9) To substitute.

Rule 19. Motions to adjourn and to lay on the table. The motions
to adjourn and to lay on the table shall be decided without debate,
and the motion to adjourn shall always be in order when made
by a Senator entitled to the floor.

Rule 20. Motions to postpone to certain day and to commit.
The respective motions to postpone to a certain day, or to commit,
shall preclude debate on the main question.

Rule 21. Action when previous question pending. When a motion
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cease. After a motion for the previous question is made, pending
a second thereto, any member may give notice that he desires to
offer an amendment to the bill or other matter under consid-
eration ; and after the previous question is seconded such member
shall be entitled to offer his amendment in pursuance of such
notice.

Rule 22. Motion for previous question. The previous question
shall be as follows: "Shall the main question be now put?" and
until it is decided shall preclude all amendments and debate. If
this question is decided in the affirmative, the "main question"
shall be on the passage of the bill, resolution, or other matter
under consideration; but when amendments are pending, the
question shall be taken upon such amendments in their inverse
order, without further debate or amendment: Provided, that no
one shall move the previous question except the member submit-
ting the report on the bill or other matter under consideration,
and the member introducing the bill or other matter under con-
sideration or the member in charge of the measure, who shall
be designated by the chairman of the committee reporting the
same to the Senate at the time the bill or other matter under
consideration is reported to the Senate or taken up for consid-
eration.

Rule 23. Motion to reconsider. When a question has been once
put and decided, any Senator who voted in the majority may move
to reconsideration thereof: but no motion for the reconsideration
of any vote shall be in order after the bill, resolution, message,
report, amendment, or motion upon which the vote was taken has
gone out of the possession of the Senate; nor shall any motion
for reconsideration be in order unless made on the same day or
in the next following legislative day on which the vote proposed
to be reconsidered took place, unless the motion is made by the
Committee on Enrolled Bills for verbal or grammatical errors
in the bills, when the motion may be made at any time, Provided
that when the next legislative day has by motion of the Senate,
been restricted as to matters which may be considered, a motion
to reconsider shall be in order on the next succeeding day upon
which regular business is conducted. No question shall be recon-
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Voting

Rule 24. Putting question; division. All questions for a vote
shall be put as follows: "Those in favor say 'Aye', and after the
affirmative vote is expressed — "Opposed 'No'." After which the
President will announce the result. If a division on any vote is
desired, it must be called for immediately before the result of the
voting is announced on any question, and upon such call, the
President shall require the members to stand and be counted for
and against any proposition under consideration.

Rule 25. Voting by ayes and noes. The ayes and noes may be
called for on any question before the vote is taken, and if the
call is sustained by one-fifth of the Senators present, the roll of
the Senate shall be called and the ayes and noes taken, and the
same shall be entered upon the Journal. If a Senator desires the
ayes and noes recorded on any qustion, he shall address the Chair
and obtain recognition and say, "Upon that vote or question I
call for the ayes and noes." Whereupon the President shall say,
"Is the call sustained?" If one-fifth of the members present then
stand the roll is called and the ayes and noes recorded. If less
than one-fifth present stands, the Chair announces, "An insufficient
number up" and a viva voce vote is then taken.

Rule 26. Dividing question. If any question contains several
distinct propositions, it shall be divided by the President, at the
request of any Senator, provided each subdivision, if left to itself,
forms a substantive proposition.

Rule 27. Duty to vote. Every Senator who is within the bar
of the Senate when the question is stated by the chair shall vote
thereon, unless he is excused by the Senate or unless he is directly
interested in the question; and the bar of the Senate shall include
the entire Senate chamber.

Rule 28. Excused from voting. Any Senator requesting to be
excused from voting may make, either immediately before or after
the vote has been called for and before the result has been an-
nounced, a brief statement of the reasons for making such re-
quest, and the question shall then be taken without debate.

Rule 29. Explanation of vote. Any Senator may explain his vote
on any bill pending by obtaining permission of the President be-



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fore the vote is put: Provided, that not more than three minutes
shall be consumed in such explanation.

Committees

Rule 30. Appointment of Committees. The President of the
Senate, unless he has by law disqualified himself from that office,
shall have the exclusive right and authority to appoint all Com-
mittees, regular or special, but he may delegate said authority
in any instance, as he may choose.

Rule 31. List of standing committees. The following com-
mittees shall be named by the President of the Senate:

1. Agriculture

2. Appropriations

3. Ranking

4. Congressional Redisricting

5. Correctional Institutions

0. Conservation and Development

7. Constitution

8. Counties. Cities and Towns

9. Courts and Judicial Districts

10. Education

11. Election Laws and Legislative Representation

12. Finance

1-".. Higher Education

14. Highway Safety

15. Insurance

10. Interstate and Federal Relations
17. Journal, Enrolling, and Printing
IX. Judiciary No. 1

19. Judiciary No. 2

20. Libraries (Joint)

21. Local Government

22. Manufacturing, Labor and Commerce

23. Mental Health

24. Propositions and Grievances
2.',. Public Health

26. Public Roads

27. Public Utilities



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28. Public Welfare

29. Retirement, Employment Security

30. Rules

31. Salaries and Fees

32. State Government

33. University Trustees

34. Veterans and Military Affairs

35. Wildlife

Rule 32. Notice of committee meetings. Public notice of all
committee meetings shall be given in the Senate. The required
notice may be waived as to any meeting by the attendance at that
meeting of all of the members of the committee, or by personal
waiver.

Rule 33. Membership of committees; quorum, (a) Membership
on standing committees shall consist of not more than sixteen
Senators, including the Chairman and Vice Chairman who shall
be designated by the President, Provided the committee membership
on the Committee on Education, the Committee on Appropriations,
the Committee on Finance, the Committee on Agriculture, the
Committee on Roads, and the Committee on University Trustees
shall not be limited as to membership but shall be left to the dis-
cretion of the President. No Senator shall hold membership on
more than twelve standing committees unless the Rules Committee
provides otherwise. A quorum of any committee shall consist of a
majority of the committee.

(b) Procedure in the committees shall be governed by the rules
of the Senate, so far as the same may be applicable to such pro-
cedure; except that no roll call vote may be required in committee.

Rule 34. Joint committees. The Committee on Trustees of the
Greater University and the Committee on Journal, Enrolling and
Printing shall act as the joint committees for the Senate.

Rule 35. Voting in joint sessions. When any Senate Committee
sits jointly with the House Committee, the Senate Committee re-
serves the right to vote separately from the House Committee.

Rule 36. Final action to be in open session. Notwithstanding the
inherent right of any committee or subcommittee to hold executive
sessions, no committee or subcommittee shall take any final action
on any measure or thing before it except in open session.



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Handling of Bills

Rule 37. Construction of rules. All provisions of these rules
applying to lulls shall apply also to resolutions, unless the context
requires otherwise.

Rule MS. Introduction of bills, (a) Form of bills. Bills submitted
fur introduction shall be in the form prescribed by the Joint Com-
mittee on Printing. When a bill which is introduced is not in the
prescribed form, the Principal Clerk shall cause the bill to be re-
typed in the prescribed form, and the retyped copy shall become
the official copy of the bill for all purposes. The original bill shall
then be returned to the introducer of the bill and shall not become
a part of the records or documents of the Senate.

(li) When a Public Bill is introduced, twenty duplicate copies
thereof shall accompany the bill, or more copies upon order of the
Principal Clerk, and twenty duplicate copies shall accompany a
local bill.

(c) Public hill*. Whenever a public bill is introduced, the Reading
Clerk shall stamp one of the duplicate copies with the number
stamped upon the original bill. The Principal Clerk shall deliver
the duplicate copy of the bill to the agency designated by the
Joint Committee on Printing and shall cause (500 copies thereof
to lie reproduced. Upon delivery of the reproduced copies the
Principal Clerk shall cause the Chief Page to have one copy there-
of put upon the desk of each member, and a copy in each member's
office and shall retain the other copies in his office. A sufficient
number of the copies for the use of the committee to which the
hill is referred shall be delivered by the Chief Page to the Chair-
man or Clerk of that Committee. If the bill is passed, the remaining
copies shall be delivered by the Chief Page to the Principal Clerk
for the use of the House. The cost of reproducing the bills shall
be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate.

(d) Local bills. Additional copies of local bills shall be reproduced
only at the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing. When
that Committee directs that a local bill shall be printed, the pro-
cedure shall be the same as for public bills.

Rule 39. Presenting papers to Senate. Every bill, resolution,
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outside cover the title of the document and the name of the Senate
or Senators presenting 1 it. All bills, resolutions, petitions, and
memorials shall be delivered to the Principal Clerk who shall hand
them to the President to be referred. The President shall announce
the titles and references of the documents, and this information
shall be entered on the Journal.

Rule 40. Deadline on introduction of certain bills. All bills
prepared to be introduced by departments, agencies or institutions
of the State must be introduced in the Senate not later than April



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