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- :; "l ('. U. I'arnsh (R) Rowan Salisbury . 37

24th John R. Boger, Jr Cabarrus Concord... 49

24th C. Frank Griffin 1'nion Monroe. 48

25th T. R. Bryan, Sr. Ii) . . Wilkes , Wilkesboro. . . 36

26th C. V. Henkel Iredell Turnersburg. . 39

26th Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Catawba Conover 40

27th Mrs. Martha W. Evans Mecklenburg .Charlotte 3

27th Charles K. Maxwell Mecklenburg Rt. 1, Huntersville 11

27th Herman A. Moore Mecklenburg. ..Charlotte.. . 12

28th Joe K. Byrd Burke Morganton. . . . 30

29th Marshall A. Ranch Gaston.. . .Gastonia 29

29th Jack H. White . . Cleveland Kings Mountain 1

30th Clyde M. Norton McDowell Old Fort 21

31st Bruce B. Briggs (R) . Buncombe Asheville 32

31st R. Theodore Dent (R) Mitchell Spruce Pine. 33

32nd Harry E. Buchanan Henderson Hendersonville 17

33rd Mrs Mary Faye Brumby Cherokee Murphy 12



House of Representatives 441

Officers and Members of the House of Representatives

OFFICERS

David M . Britt Speaker Fairmont

Mrs. Annie E. Cooper Principal Clerk Raleigh

Sam J. Burrow, Jr Reading Clerk Asheboro

Archie T. Lane, Sr Sergeant-at-Arms Hertford

REPRESENTATIVES

(Alphabetically Arranged)

Name District Party Address

Andrews, Ike F Twentieth Democrat Siler City

Auman, T. Clyde Twenty-eighth. . .Democrat West End

Bailey, Wesley Thirtieth Democrat Winston-Salem

Barbee, Allen C Fourteenth Democrat Spring Hope

Barr, Basil D Thirty-seventh. . .Democrat West Jefferson

Baugh, Philip Jackson Thirty-sixth Democrat Charlotte

Beatty, James Tully (Jim) Thirty-sixth Democrat Charlotte

Billings, Claude Thirty-eighth. . . .Republican Rt. 1, Traphill

Blake, Colon Twenty-seventh. .Republican Candoi

Boger, Gilbert Lee Thirty-ninth Republican Rt. 3, Mocksville

Bowles, Hargrove (Skipper), Jr. Twenty-sixth. . . .Democrat Greensboro

Britt, David M Twenty-fourth. . .Democrat Fairmont

Britt, William R Fifteenth Democrat Smithfield

Bryan, Norwood E., Jr Twenty-third. . . .Democrat Fayetteville

Bumgardner, David W, Jr Forty-first Democrat Belmont

Bunn, Thomas D Nineteenth Democrat Raleigh

Burden, Emmett W Sixth Democrat Aulander

Burrus, Archie Second Democrat Manteo

Calvert, Richard B Thirty-sixth Republican Charlotte

Carson, James H., Jr Thirty-sixth Republican Charlotte

Chase, Mrs. John B Tenth Democrat Eureka

Church, John T Sixteenth Democrat ... .Henderson

Clark, Chatham C Twelfth Democrat Elizabethtoun

Clark, George T., Jr Fifth Republican Wilmington

Clark, Richard S Thirty-third Democrat Monroe

Collier, Clyde M Thirteenth Democrat Rt. 1, Hallsboro

Collins, P. C, Jr Thirty-seventh. . .Democrat Laurel Springs

Craig, H. Max, Jr Forty-first Republican Stanlev

Culpepper, W. T., Jr First Democrat Elizabeth City

Ragles, Joe E Fourteenth Democrat Macclesfield

Edwards, Elton Twenty-sixth .... Democrat Greensboro

Elliott, Guy Ninth Democrat Kinston

Ervin, Sam J., Ill Forty-second Democrat Morganton

Euliss, Jack M Twenty-first Democrat Burlington

Everett, J. A Seventh Democrat Palmyra

Bxum, James G Twentv-sixth . . . .Democrat Greensboro

Falls, Robert Z Forty-third Democrat ... Shelbv

Fenner, Julian B Fourteenth Democrat Rocky Mount

Forbes, W. A. (Red) Eighth Democrat Winterville

Garner, C. Roby, Sr Twenty-seventh. .Republican Asheboro

Garren, Don H Forty-sixth Republican Hendersonville

Godwin, Philip P First Democrat Gatesvillr

( iodwin, R. C Third Democrat New Bern

Greenwood, Gordon 11 Forty-fifth Democrat Black Mountain

( jregory, Thorne Seventh Democrat Scotland Neck

Gunn, Jno. O Seventeenth Democrat Yanceyvillc

Elamriek, Claude M Thirtieth Democrat Winston-Salem

Ilarkins, Herschel S Forty-fifth Democrat Asheville

Harrill, William D Forty-third Democrat Forest ('in

Haynes, Jeter L Thirty-eighth. .. .Republican Jonesvill'e

Hege, Joe II., Jr Thirty-first Republican Lexington

High, Sneed Twenty-third .... Democrat Fayetteville

Hill, William L., II Fifth Democrat Wilmington

Hofler, \\ . Hance Eighteenth Democrat Durham



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Name District Party Address

Horton, I Joseph Ninth Democrat Snow Hill

Thirty-sixth Democral .Charlotte

Hunter, Thomas B Pwenty-ninth Democral . ... Rockingham

ilutchins, < . Edley Forty-fifth Republican Hi. I, Black Mountain

Ingle, Ronald K. Thirtieth Republican Winston-Salem

Mack S. Fortj fourth .... Republican Newland

,n Howard A. Thirtieth 'Republican... .Rt. 8, Winston-Salem

.lernigan, Roberts H., Jr. Sixth Democrat ^.hoskie

Johnson, Hugh S . Jr. Eleventh Democral Rose Hill

.Johnson, James < '., Ji Thirty-fifth. . . . Republican Concord

Johnson, Samuel H. Nineteenth Dei rat Raleigh

Arthur II. Thirty-sixth Democrat Charlotte

Jordan, David I >. Forty-fifth Republican Asheville

Kincaid, Donald K I 'orty-second Republican Lenoir

Kiser. Roger ( '. Twenty-fourth. . .Democrat Laurinburg

Leathei man, Clarence E Forty-first Democrat Lincolnton

Love, Jimmj L. Twenty-second . Democrat Sanford

\I miiiic \ , \\ K., Jr. Forty-third Democrat Kings Mountain

McFadj en, Neill I. Twenty-fourth. . .Democrat Raeford

McGlamery, Wilej \ Forty-ninth Democrat Hayesville

McKnight, E. M. Thirtieth Republican Rt. 2, Clemmons

McMichael, Jule Twenty-fifth Democrat Keidsville

McMillan, A. A Nineteenth Democrat Raleigh

McMillan, R. D., Jr. . Twenty-fourth . . . Democrat Red Springs

Merritt, Hugh L. .Thirty-seventh. . .Democrat Mt. Airy

Messer, Ernest B. .Forty-seventh... .Democrat Canton

Mills, Fred M., Jr Thirty-third Democrat Wadesboro

Mills, William D. Fourth Democrat Rt. 1, Maysville

Mitchell, Austin A Thiity-fourth. .. .Republican Kannapolis

Molui, .1. F. . Fourth Democrat Richlands

Mullinax, Loyd A Fortieth Democrat . Newton

O'Hanlon, I. H. Twenty-third Democrat . Fayetteville

Paschall, J. Ernest Fifteenth Democrat Wilson

Penny, Wade II., Jr Eighteenth . . Democrat Durham

Phillip-. ( '. W. Twenty-sixth . . .Democrat Greensboro

Pickard, M. Glenn Twenty-first Democrat Burlington

l'oo\ev, .1. Reid 1 ortieth Republican Hickory

Quinn, Dwight W. . . Thirty-fifth Democrat Kannapolis

lale, Hugh A. . ... Fourth Democrat Richlands

Ramsey, James E. Seventeenth Democrat Roxboro

Ramsey, Liston B Forty - c\ enth I >emocrat Marshall

Raynor, Joe B., Jr Twenty-third. . . .Democrat Fayetteville

Roberson, William R., Jr Second Democrat Washington

Rountree, II. Morton Eighth I )emocrat Greenville

Hoy a 11, Kenneth ('., Jr Eighteenth Democrat Durham

Short, W. Marcus Twenty-sixth. . .Democrat Greensboro

Speed, James D Sixteenth Democrat Rt. 3, Louisburg

Stanford. Donald Melver Twentieth Democrat Chapel Hill

Staton, William W Twenty-second Democrat Sanford

Stewart, Carl J., Jr Fortv-first Democrat Gastonia

Strickland. Thomas E Tenth Democrat Rt. 2, Goldsboro

Sugg, .lame- R Third Democrat New Bern

la rt. ( '. < traham Twelfth Democrat Clinton

Tate, Earl II. Forty-second Democrat Lenoir

Taylor, Charles II Forty-eighth Republican Brevard

Taylor, Nelson W Third Democrat Morehead City

Tolbert, Homer B Thirty-ninth Republican Rt. 2, Cleveland

Troxell, Samuel A Thirty-fourth. . . .Republican Rockwell

Twiggs, Howard Nineteenth Democrat Raleigh

Vaughn, Earl \\ . Twenty-fifth Democrat Draper

Vogler, James B Thirty-sixth Democrat Charlotte

Whicker, Wayne Thirty-first Republican Rt. 5, Winston-Salem

Whitley, Clyde Hampton Thirty-second. . . .Republican Albemarle

Whitley, Daniel 1'., Jr Twenty-sixth . . .Democrat High Point

Williamson, Odell. . Thirteenth.. . Democrat Shallotte

W lard, Barney Paul Fifteenth. Democrat Princeton



House of Representatives 443

REPRESENTATIVES

Arranged by Districts

Democrats unless otherwise indicated)

District Name Address

1st — W. T. Culpepper, Jr Elizabeth City

1st — Philip P. Godwin Gatesville

2nd — Archie Burrus Manteo

2nd — William R. Roberson, Jr Washington

3rd — R. C. Godwin New Bern

3rd — James R. Sugg New Bern

3rd — Nelson W. Taylor Morehead City

4th— William D. Mills Rt. 1, Maysville

4th — J. F. Mohn Richlands

4th — Hugh A. Ragsdale Richlands

5th— George T. Clark, Jr (R) Wilmington

5th— William L. Hill, II Wilmington

6th — Emmett W. Burden Aulander

6th — Roberts H. Jernigan, Jr Ahoskie

7th — J. A. Everett Palmyra

7th — Thome Gregory Scotland Neck

8th— W. A. (Red) Forbes Winterville

8th — H. Horton Rountree Greenville

9th— Guy Elliott Kinston

9th — I. Joseph Horton Snow Hill

10th — Mrs. John B. Chase Eureka

10th — Thomas E. Strickland Rt. 2, Goldsboro

11th — Hugh S. Johnson, Jr Rose Hill

12th — Chatham C. Clark Elizabethtown

12th — C. Graham Tart Clinton

L3th Clyde M. Collier Rt. 1, Hallsboro

13th— Odell Williamson Shallotte

1 It h — Allen C. Barbee Spring Hope

I 4th — Joe E. Eagles Macclesfield

1 tth — Julian B. Fenner Rocky Mount

15th — William R. Britt Smithfield

1 5th — J. Ernest Paschall Wilson

15th — Barney Paul Woodard Princeton

16th — John T. Church Henderson

16th — James D. Speed Rt. 3, Louisburg

17th — Jno. O. Gunn Yanceyville

1 7th — James E. Ramsey Roxboro

18th— W. Hance Hofler Durham

18th — Wade H. Penny, Jr Durham

18th — Kenneth C. Rovall, Jr Durham

1 9th— Thomas D. Bunn Raleigh

19th — Samuel H. Johnson Raleigh

19th — A. A. McMillan Raleigh

19th — Howard Twiggs Raleigh

20th— Ike F. Andrews Siler City

20th— Donald Mclver Stanford Cha-el Hill

21st— Jack M. Euliss Burlington

21st — M. Glenn Pickard Burlington

22nd — Jimmy L. Love Sanford

22nd— William W. Statou Sanford

23rd — Norwood E. Bryan, Jr Fayetteville

23rd — Sneed High Fayetteville

23rd— I. H. O'Hanlon Fayettevill.'

23rd — Joe B. Raynor, Jr Fayetteville

24th— David M. Britt Fairmont

24th — Roger C. Riser Laurinburg

24th— Neill L. McFadyen Raeford

24th— R. D. McMillan, Jr Red Soring*

25th — Jule McMichael Reidsville

25th Ear] W. Vaughn Draper



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District .Name \ddres^

26th Hargove Skipper) Bowles, Jr. Greensboro

26th Elton Edwards Greensboro

26th James G. Exurn Greensboro

26th ('. W. Phillips Greensboro

26th W. Marcus Short Greensboro

26th Daniel P. Whitley, Jr. High Point

27th Colon Blake . . (R) Candor

27! h < '. Roby ( larner, Sr (]{) A.-hebom

!8th T. ( Hyde Auman .... West End

29th Thomas B. Huntei Rockingham

30th Wesley Bailey Winston-Salem

30th Claude M. Hamrick. . Winston-Salem

30th Ronald K. Ingle (R) Winston-Salem

30th Howard A. Jemison (R> Rt. 8, Winston-Salem

30th E. M. McKnight (R) Rt. 2, Clemmons

11 -t Joe 1 1 . Hege, Jr. . . (R) . Lexington

list Wayne Whicker R) .Rt. 5, Winston-Salem

32nd — Clyde Hampton Whitley. . (R) Albemarle

33rd Richard S. Clark Monroe

33rd Fred M. Mills, Jr. Wadesboio

34th Austin A. Mitchell . (R) Kannapolis

34th Samuel A. Troxell. . . . (R) . . Rockwell

35th — James C. Johnson, Jr. .. . II) Concord

351 b 1 )w ight W. Quinn Kannapolis

36th — Philip Jackson Baugh Charlotte

36th James Tullv (Jim) Beam Charlotte

36th- Richard B. ( lalvert R) Charlotte

36th James II. Carson, Jr. .(R) Charlotte

36th— < 1. Patrick Hunter Charlotte

36th Arthur II. .lone- Charlotte

36th James B. Vogler. . Charlotte

37th Basil D. Hair West Jefferson

37th — P. C. ( Collins, Jr Laurel Springs

37th Hugh L. Merritt Mt. Airj

38th— Claude Billings (R) Rt. 1, Traphill

38th - Jetei I.. Haynes (R) Jonesville

39th— Gilbert Lee Boger (R), Rt. 3, Mocksville

39th Homer B. Tolbert (R) Rt. 2. Cleveland

10th — Lovd A. Mullinax Newton

10th J. Reid Poovey (R) Hickory

list — David \Y. Bumgardner, Jr Belmont

list H. Max Craig, Jr (R) Stanley

list — Clarence E. Leatherman Lincoln ton

ll-i ( 'ail J. Stewart. Jr Gastonia

12nd Sam J. Ervin, III Morganton

12nd I). maid R. Kincaid (R) RFD, Lenoir

12nd— Karl H. Tate Lenoir

13rd- Robert Z. Falls Shelby

13rd— William D. Harrill Forest City

13rd W. K. Mamiey, .Jr Kings Mountain

I 1th .Mark S. Isaac (R) . Newland

loth Gordon II. Greenwood .. . Black Mountain

15th Herschel S. Harkins Asheville

15th— C. Edley Hutchins . |R> Rt. 1. Black Mountain

15th- David D. Jordan (R) .Asheville

16th— Don II. Garren. . iRi Hendersonville

17th Ernest B. Messer. . Canton

17th— Liston B. Ramsey Marshall

18th— Charles II. Taylor (R) Brevard

19th Wiley A. McGlamerj Hayesville

ENROLLING AND INDEXING DEPARTMENTS

Enrolling Clerk Charles A. Hostetler Raeford

Indexer of Laws Fames H. Walker Raleigh



House of Representatives 11:.

RULES AND STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1967

Rules of the House

I. Order of Business, 1-5
II. Conduct of Debate, 6-12

III. Motion, 13-18

IV. Previous Question, 19-20
V. Voting, 21-26

VI. Committees, 27-31
VII. Handling of Bills, 32-45
VIII. Legislative Officers and Employees, 46-50

IX. Privileges of the Hall, 51-54

X. General Rules, 55-58

1. Order of Business

Rule 1. Convening Hour. The House shall convene each leg-
islative day at the hour fixed by the House on the preceding leg-
islative day; in the event the House adjourns on the preceding
legislative day without having fixed an hour for reconvening, the
House shall reconvene on the next legislative day at twelve o'clock
noon.

Rule 2. Opening the Session. At the convening hour on each
legislative day the Speaker shall call the members to order, and
shall have the session opened with prayer.

Rule 3. Quorum, (a) A quorum consists of a majority of the
qualified members of the House.

(b) On the point of no quorum's being raised, the doors shall
be closed and the Clerk shall call the roll of the House, after
which the names of the absentees shall again be called over. Fifteen
members, including the Speaker, are authorized to compel the
attendance of absent members, and may order that absentees for
whom no sufficient excuses are made shall be taken into custody
as they appear, or wherever they may be found by special mes-
senger appointed for that purpose.



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Rule 1. Approval of Journal. The Committee on the Journal
shall examine daily the Journal of the House before the hour of
convening to determine if the proceedings of the previous day have
been correctly recorded.

Immediately following the opening prayer and upon appearance
of a quorum, the Speaker shall call for the report of the Com-
mittee on the Journal as to whether or not the proceedings of the
previous day have been correctly recorded; the Speaker shall then
cause the Journal to be approved. Without objection, the Journal
shall stand approved.

Rule 5. Order of Business of the Day. After the approval of the
Journal of the preceding day, the House shall proceed to business in
the following order:

(1) The receiving of petitions, memorials and papers addressed
to the General Assembly or to the House.

(2) Reports of standing committees.

(3) Reports of select committees.

(4) Introduction of Resolutions.

(5) Introduction of Bills.

(6) The unfinished business of the preceding day.

(7) Bills, resolutions, petitions, memorials, messages, and other
papers on the Calendar in their exact numerical order,
unless displaced by the order of the day; but messages,
and motions to elect officers shall always be in order.

(8) Reading of Notices and Announcements.



II. Conduct of Debate

Rule (i. Duties and Powers of the Speaker, (a) The Speaker shall
have general direction of the Hall. He may name any member to
perform the duties of the Chair, but substitution shall not extend
beyond one day. < ■■■< ■••pt in rase of sickness or by leave of the
House.

(b) In the event the Speaker, by reason of physical or mental
incapacity, is unable to perform the duties of the Chair, the Chair-
man of the Rules Committee shall be Speaker pro tempore, and
shall perform all of the duties of the Speaker until such time as
the Speaker may assume the Chair.



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Rule 7. Obtaining Floor, (a) When any member desires recog-
nition for any purpose, he shall rise from his seat and respectfully
address the Speaker. No member shall proceed until recognized by
the Speaker.

(b) When a member desires to interrupt a member having the
floor, he shall first obtain recognition by the Speaker and per-
mission of the member occupying the floor, and when so recognized
and such permission is obtained, he may propound a question to the
member occupying the floor; but he shall not propound a series of
interrogatories or otherwise interrupt the member having the
floor; and the Speaker shall, without the point of order being
raised, enforce this rule.

Rule 8. Questions of Personal Privilege. At any time, upon rec-
ognition by the Speaker, any member may rise to speak to a ques-
tion of personal privilege, and upon objection to his proceeding,
the Speaker shall determine if the question is one of privilege.

Rule 9. Points of Order, (a) The Speaker shall decide questions
of order and may speak to points of order in preference to other
members arising from their seats for that purpose. Any member
may appeal from the ruling of the Chair on questions of order; on
such appeal no member may speak more than once, unless by leave
of the House. A two-thirds ( % ) vote of the members present shall
be necessary to sustain any appeal from the ruling of the Chair.

(b) When the Speaker calls a member to order, the member
shall take his seat. A member called to order may clear a matter
of fact, or explain, but shall not proceed in debate so long as the
decision stands. If the member appeals from the ruling of the
Chair and the decision be in favor of the member called to order,
he may proceed; if otherwise, he shall not; and if the case, in the
judgment of the House require it, he shall be liable to censure by
the House.

Rule 10. Limitations on Debate. No member shall speak more
than twice on the main question, nor longer than thirty minutes
for the first speech and fifteen minutes for the second speech, unless
allowed to do so by the affirmative vote of a majority of the mem-
bers present; nor shall he speak more than once upon an amend-
ment or motion to commit or postpone, and then not longer than ten
minutes. But the House may, by consent of a majority of the mem-



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bers present, suspend the operation of this rule during any debate
on any particular question before the House, or the Committee on
Rules may bring in a special rule that shall be applicable to the
debate on any hill.

Rule 11. Reading of papers. When there is a call for the reading

of a paper which has been read in the House, and there is objection
to such reading, the question shall be determined by a majority
vote of the members of the House present.

Rule 12. General Decorum, (a) The Speaker shall preserve order
and decorum.

(b) Decency id' speech shall he observed and personal reflection
carefully avoided.

(c) When the Speaker is putting any question, or addressing

the Mouse, no person shall speak, stand up, walk out of or cross
the Mouse, nor when a member is speaking, entertain private dis-
course.', stand up, or pass between the member and the Chair.

(d) Smoking or the consumption of food or beverages shall not
be permitted on the door of the House while the House is in session.

(e) Smoking or the consumption of food or beverages shall not
be permitted in the galleries at any time.



111. Motions

Rule 13. Muttons Generally, (a) Every motion shall be reduced
to writing, if the Speaker or any two members request it.

(b) When a motion is made, it shall be stated by the Speaker,
or. if written, it shall be handed to the Chair and read aloud by the
Speaker or Clerk before debate.

(c) After a motion has been stated by the Speaker or read by
the Speaker or Clerk, it shall be in the possession of the House;
hut it may be withdrawn before a decision or amendment, except
in case of a motion to reconsider, which motion, when made by a
member shall be in possession of the House and shall not be with-
drawn without leave of the House.

Rule 14. Motions, Order of Precedence. When there are motions
before the House, the order of precedence is as follows:



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Previous question

To adjourn

To lay on the table

To postpone indefinitely

To postpone to a day certain

To commit

To amend an amendment

To amend

To substitute

To pass the bill

No motion to lay on the table, to postpone indefinitely, to post-
pone to a day certain, to commit or to amend, being decided, shall
be again allowed at the same stage of the bill or proposition.

Rule 15. Motion to Adjourn, (a) A motion to adjourn shall be
seconded before the motion is put to the vote of the House.

(b) A motion to adjourn shall be decided without debate, and
shall always be in order, except when the House is voting or some
member is speaking; but a motion to adjourn shall not follow a
motion to adjourn until debate or some other business of the House
has intervened.

Rule 16. Motion to Table, (a) A motion to table shall be seconded
before the motion is put to the vote of the House, and is always
in order except when a motion to adjourn is before the House.

(b) A motion to table shall be decided without debate.

(c) A motion to table a bill shall constitute a motion to table the
bill and all amendments thereto.

(d) A motion to table an amendment sent up from the floor
shall not be construed as a motion to table the principal bill or
any other amendment which has been offered thereto, and if such
motion is carried, only the amendment shall lie upon the table.

(e) When a question has been tabled, the same shall not be acted
upon again during the session except by two-thirds ( % ) vote.

Rule 17. Motion to Postpone Indefinitely. A motion to postpone
indefinitely is always in order except when a motion to adjourn
or to lay on the table is before the House; however, after one
motion to postpone indefinitely has been decided, another motion to



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postpone indefinitely shall not be allowed at the same stage of
the bill or proposition. When a question has been postponed in-
definitely, the same shall not he acted on again during the session.
except upon a two-thirds (%) vote.

Rule IS. Motion to Reconsider, (a) When a motion has been once
made and decided in the affirmative or negative, it is in order for
any member of the majority to move for the reconsideration there-
of, on the same or succeeding legislative day, unless it may have
subsequently passed the Senate; Provided, that unless the vote
by which the motion was originally decided was taken by a call
of the ayes and noes, any member may move to reconsider.

(I)) A motion to reconsider shall be determined by a majority
vote, except a motion to reconsider a motion tabling a motion to
reconsider, which shall require a two-thirds ( 2 s ) vote.



IV. Previous Question

Rule 1!». I'n rums Question. The previous question may be called
only by the members submitting the report on the bill or other
matter under consideration, by the member introducing the bill
or other matter under consideration, or by the member in charge
of the measure, who shall he designated by the chairman of the
committee reporting the same to the House at the time the bill or
other matter under consideration is reported to the House or taken
up for consideration.

Rule 20. Form and Effect of Previous Question, (a) The previous
question shall be as follows: "Shall the main question now be
put?" When the call for the previous question has been decided in
the affirmative by a majority vote of the House, the "main question"
is on the passage of the bill, resolution or other matter under con-
sideration, including all pending amendments. If amendments arc
pending, the question shall be taken upon such amendments in
inverse order.

(hi The call for the previous question shall preclude all motions,
amendments and debate, except the motion to adjourn made prior
to the determination of the previous question. Should the motion
to adjourn be made prior to the determination of the previous
question, the House shall vote first on the motion to adjourn



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and then, if the motion to adjourn fails, the members shall vote on
the call for the previous question.

(c) If the previous question is decided in the negative, the main
question remains under debate.

V. Voting

Rule 21. Stating Questions, (a) The Speaker shall rise to put a
question.

(b) The question shall be put in this form, namely, "Those in
favor (as the question may be) will say 'Aye'," and after the



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