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KILLIAN, Vice Chairman



Flaherty

Joyner

Kirk



Taylor
White



COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH

CURRIE, Chairman
HARRIS, Vice Chairman



Mills

Rauch

Scott



Bingham


Henley


Bowles


Joyner


Futrell


Killian



COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RESOURCES

STATON, Chairman

DEANE, Vice Chairman

FUTRELL, Vice Chairman



Bailey


Joyner Pattersoi


Bingham


Killian Wood


Crawford


Murrow




COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ROADS




HARRINGTON, Chairman




COMBS, Vice Chairman




TAYLOR, Vice Chairman


Bingham


Futrell Norton


Coggins


Larkins Rauch


Currie


Milgrom Reed


Deane


Moore Saunders


Frink


Murrow Scott



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COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC UTILITIES

SAUNDERS, Chairman
BAILEY, Vice Chairman

Allen Horton Patterson

Alley Gudger Scott

Combs Moore Staton

Folger Norton



Bailey
Baugh
Burney
Folger



COMMITTEE ON RULES AND OPERATION
OF THE SENATE

PATTERSON, Chairman

BAGNAL, Vice Chairman

McGEACHY, Vice Chairman



Harrington


Strickland


Kirby


Warren


Moore




Norton





Bailey

Britt

Church



COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT

FUTRELL, Chairman
LARKINS, Vice Chairman

Flaherty Staton

Henley Strickland

Saunders



Allen
Allsbrook
Bagnal
Baugh



COMMITTEE ON STATE POLICIES

BOWLES, Chairman

CRAWFORD, Vice Chairman

MILGROM, Vice Chairman

Bingham Kirk

Deane Norton

Frink Staton

Kirby



Senate



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COMMITTEE ON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES

GUDGER, Chairman
JONES, Vice Chairman

Allen Combs Murrow

Alley Crawford Saunders

Baugh Currie Scott

Bowles Harris Wood

Church Henley



COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

FRINK, Chairman
HARRIS, Vice Chairman
Allsbrook Joyner Murrow

Burney Kirby Reed

Church McGeachy



Baugh

Combs
Harrington



COMMITTEE ON WILDLIFE

FOLGER, Chairman

FRINK, Vice Chairman

WHITE, Vice Chairman
Horton Moore

Killian Saunders

McGeachy



House of Representatives 497

SEAT ASSIGNMENT CHART— SESSION 1971

NORTH CAROLINA SENATE
(Democrats unless otherwise indicated)

District Name County Address Seat

1st— J. J. Harrington Bertie Lewiston 45

1st — George M. Wood Camden Camden 44

2nd— Ashley B. Futrell Beaufort Washington 9

3rd— Norris C. Reed, Jr Craven.... New Bern 15

4th— Julian R. AUsbrook Halifax Roanoke Rapids 1

4th— Vernon E. White Pitt WinterviUe 10

5th — Charles H. Larkins. Jr Lenoir Kinston 2

6th— William D. Mills Onslow Rt. 1, MaysviUe 30

7th — John T. Church Vance Henderson 20

8th— J. Russell Kirby Wilson Wilson 3

8th— Henry M. Milgrom Nash Battleboro 28

9th— Thomas E. Strickland..._ Wayne Rt. 2, Goldsboro 16

10th — John J. Burney, Jr New Hanover Wilmington 13

10th — Stewart B. Warren Sampson Clinton 14

11th— Gordon P. Allen Person Roxboro 49

11th — Claude Currie..._ Durham.. Durham 5

12th— J. Ruffin Bailey Wake Raleigh 26

12th — Jyles J. Coggins Wake Raleigh 25

13th— William W. Staton Lee Sanford 6

14th — John T. Henley Cumberland Hope Mills 7

14th — N. Hector McGeachy, Jr. Cumberland Fayetteville 8

15th — S. Bunn Frink Brunswick Shallotte 31

16th— W. C. Taylor Caswell Rt. 1, Yanceyville 19

17th — Ralph H. Scott Alamance Rt. 1, Haw River 24

18th — Hargrove (Skipper) Bowles Guilford Greensboro 17

18th— L. P. McLendon, Jr Guilford Greensboro 18

18th— Coolidge Murrow (R) Guilford High Point 32

19th — Charles B. Deane, Jr Richmond Rockingham 47

19th— William P. Saunders Moore Southern Pines 46

20th — Luther J. Britt, Jr Robeson Lumberton 27

21st— Fred Folger, Jr Surry Mt. Airy 48

22nd— Harry Bagnal (R) Forsyth Winston-Salem 34

22nd— Hamilton C. Horton, Jr. (R) Forsyth Winston-Salem 35

23rd— Phillip J. Kirk, Jr. (R) Rowan Rt. 5, Salisbury 33

24th — F. O'Neil Jones Anson..._ Wadesboro 22

24th — Frank N. Patterson, Jr Stanly Albemarle 50

25th— Donald W. Bingham (R) Davie Rt. 1, Advance 36

26th— Bobby Lee (Bob) Combs Catawba Hickory 43

26th— Norman H. Joyner (R) _ Iredell Rt. 1, Statesville 37

27th — Philip Jackson Baugh. Mecklenburg Charlotte 11

27th— Eddie Knox Mecklenburg Charlotte 29

27th— Herman A. Moore Mecklenburg Rt. 1, Matthews 12

28th— David T. Flaherty (R) Caldwell Lenoir 38

29th— J. Ollie Harris Cleveland Kings Mountain 42

29th— Marshall A. Rauch Gaston Gastonia 4

30th— Clyde Norton McDowell Old Fort 21

31st — I. C. Crawford Buncombe Asheville 39

31st— Lamar Gudger Buncombe Asheville .40

32nd— Zebulon Doyle Alley Haywood Waynesville 23

33rd— Carl D. Killian Jackson Cullowhee 41



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Officers and Members of the House of Representatives

OFFICERS

1 'hi lip r. CJodwin Speaker Gates ville

Alr.s. Ji) Ann Smith Principal Clerk Raleigh

Sam J. Burrow, Jr Reading Clerk Asheboro

Archie T. Lane Sergeant-at-Arms Hertford

REPRESENTATIVES

(Alphabetically Arranged)

A'umt District Parly Address

Andrews, Ike F Twentieth Democrat ._ Siler City

Arnold, Cierald Twenty-second Democrat Lillington

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

Baker, T. J Eleventh Democrat W allace

Barbee, Allen C Fourteenth Democrat Spring Hope

Barker, Chris, Jr .Third Democrat New Bern

Beam, Hugh Forty-fifth Democrat Marion

Beard, Robert Q Fortieth Republican Rt. 3, Newton

Beatty, James I'uUy (Jim) Thirty-sixth Democrat . ....Charlotte

Blake, Colon Twenty-seventh. .Republican Candor

Bostian, Teral T Forty-second Republican Rt. 1, Taylorsville

Bright, Joe L Third Democrat Rt. 2, Vanceboro

Brown, John Walter Thirty-eighth Republican... Rt. 2, Elkin

Brown, Richard Lane, III Thirty-second Democrat Albemarle

Bryan, Norwood E., Jr Twenty-third.. Democrat Fayette ville

Bumgardner, David W., Jr Forty-first Democrat Belmont

Bundy, Sam D Eighth Democrat Farm ville

Burrus, Archie Second Democrat Manteo

Campbell, Hugh, Jr Thirty-sixth Democrat Charlotte

Chase, Mrs. John B Tenth Democrat Eureka

Clark, Richard S Thirty-third Democrat Monroe

Cobb, Laurence A Thirty-sixth Republican... Charlotte

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

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

Davis, E. Lawrence Thirtieth Democrat Winston-Salem

DeBruhl, Claude Forty-fifth Democrat Rt. 1, Candler

Eagles, Larry P Fourteenth Democrat Tarboro

Everett, J. A. Seventh Democrat Palmyra

Falls, Robert Z Forty-third Democrat Shelby

Farmer, Fred C Thirtieth Republican Winston-Salem

Farmer, Robert L Nineteenth Democrat Raleigh

Fenner, Julian B Fourteenth Democrat Rocky Mount

Foley, Peter A Thirty-sixth Democrat Charlotte

Frye, Henry E Twenty-sixth.. Democrat Greensboro

Fulton, William M Forty-second Republican Morganton

Gardner, J. M Fifteenth Democrat Smithtield

Gentry, J. Worth Thirty-seventh Democrat King

Godwin, Philip P First Democrat Gates ville

Green, James C Twelfth Democrat Clarkton

Hardison, Harold W Ninth Democrat Deep Run

Harkins, Herschel S Forty-fifth Democrat ....Asheville

Harrelson, Thomas J Thirteenth Republican Southport

Harris, \\ . S., Jr Twenty-first Democrat. . Rt. 1, Graham

Haynes, Jeter L... Thirty-eighth Republican Jonesville

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

Hicks, Ernest L Thirty-sixth Democrat ...Charlotte

High, Sneed Twenty-third Democrat Fayetteville

Hightower, Foyle, Jr. . Thirty-third Democrat Wadesboro

Holshouser, James E., Jr Forty-fourth Republican Boone

Hunt, Clifton T. (Ted) Twenty-sixth Republican Greensboro

Hunter, Thomas B. Twenty-ninth Democrat Rockingham

Huskins, J. P. Thirty-ninth Democrat Stales ville

Ingram, John Randolph Twenty-seventh.. Democrat Asheboro

James, Richard S Fourth Democrat Maple Hill

Jemison, Howard A. Thirtieth Republican Rt. 8, Winston-Salem



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Name District Party Address

Jernigan, Glenn R Twenty-third Democrat Fayetteville

Jernigan, Roberts H., Jr Sixth Democrat Ahoskie

Johnson, J. Marvin Fifteenth Democrat Smithfield

Johnson, James C, Jr Thirty-fifth Republican Concord

Johnson, Joy J Twenty-fourth Democrat Fairmont

Johnson, Samuel H Nineteenth Democrat Raleigh

Jones, Robert A. Forty-third Democrat Forest City

Josey, C. Kitchin Seventh Democrat Scotland Neck

Kemp, William P., Jr Tenth Democrat Goldsboro

Kincaid, Donald R. Forty-second Republican Lenoir

La wing, Craig Thirty-sixth Democrat Rt. 9, Charlotte

Leatherman, C. E Forty-first Democrat Lincolnton

Lilley, Daniel T Ninth... Democrat Kinston

Long, James E. Twenty-first Democrat Burlington

Love, Jimmy L Twenty-second Democrat Rt. 5, Sanford

Marion, George W., Jr Thirty-seventh Democrat Dobson

Martin, Perry Sixth Democrat Rich Square

Mason, Ronald Earl Third Democrat Beaufort

Mauney, W. K., Jr Forty-third Democrat Kings Mountain

Mayfield, J. T.. Forty-sixth Republican East Flat Rock

McDaniel, C. Dempsey Thirtieth Republican Rt. 1, Kernersville

McFadyen, Neill L. . Twenty-fourth Democrat Raeford

McKnight, Ed M Thirtieth Republican Rt. 2, Clemmons

McMichael, Jule Twenty-fifth Democrat Reidsville

Messer, Ernest B Forty-seventh Democrat Canton

Miller, George W., Jr Eighteenth Democrat Durham

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

Mohn, J. F Fourth Democrat Richlands

Nash, Robie L Thirty-fourth. Democrat Salisbury

Odom, Mrs. Mary H Twenty-fourth Democrat Wagram

Paschall, J. Ernest Fifteenth Democrat \\'ilson

Patton, Erwin Forty-ninth Democrat Franklin

Payne, Robert Odell Twenty-sixth Republican McLeans ville

Penton, Howard A., Jr. Fifth Democrat Wilmington

Phillips, C. W. (Charlie) Twenty-sixth Democrat Greensboro

Quinn, D wight W Thirty-fifth Democrat Kannapolis

Ramsey, James E Seventeenth Democrat Roxboro

Ramsey, Liston B Forty-seventh Democrat Marshall

Ray nor, Joe B., Jr Twenty-third Democrat Fayetteville

Rhyne, Jack L Forty-first Democrat Rt. 1, Belmont

Roberson, William R., Jr ...Second Democrat Washington

Rogers, Bobby W Sixteenth. Democrat Henderson

Rountree, George, III Fifth Republican Wilmington

Rountree, H. Horton Eighth Democrat Greenville

Royall, Kenneth C, Jr Eighteenth Democrat Durham

Short, W. Marcus Twenty-sixth Democrat Greensboro

Smith, Arthur L. (Sap) Thirty-ninth Democrat Rt. 1, Mooresville

Smith, Carl M Twentieth Democrat. Chapel Hill

Smith, McNeill Twenty-sixth Democrat Greensboro

Snyder, J. Eugene Thirty-first Republican Lexington

Soles, R. C, Jr Thirteenth Democrat Tabor City

Speed, James D. Sixteenth ...Democrat Rt. 3, Louisburg

Speros, Gus Twenty-fourth Democrat Maxton

Stevens, John S Forty-fifth Democrat Ashe ville

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

Tart, C. Graham Twelfth Democrat Clinton

Taylor, Charles H Forty-eighth Republican Brevard

Twiggs, Howard Nineteenth Democrat Raleigh

Venters, Carl V Fourth Democrat Jacksonville

Vogler, James B Thirty-sixth. Democrat Charlotte

Warlick, G. Hunter Fortieth Republican Hickory

Watkins, William T Seventeenth Democrat Oxford

Webster, Wesley D Twenty-fifth Democrat Madison

Whichard, Willis P Eighteenth Democrat Durham

Wynne, Robert W Nineteenth Democrat Raleigh



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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 K. Koberson, Jr Washington

3rd — ('hris Barker, Jr New Bern

3rd— Joe L. Bright Rt. 2, Vanceboro

3rd — Ronald Earl Mason Beaufort

4th — Richard S. James Maple Hill

4th — J. F. Mohn Richlands

4th — Carl V. Venters Jacksonville

5th — Howard A. Penton, Jr ....Wilmington

5th — George Rountree, III (R) Wilmington

6th — Roberts H. Jernigan, Jr Ahoskie

6th — Perry Martin Rich Square

7th — J. A. Everett Palmyra

7th — C. Kitchin Josey.. Scotland Neck

8th — Sam D. Bundy Farmville

8th — H. Horton Rountree Greenville

9th — Harold W. Hardison Deep Run

9th — Daniel T. Lilley.. ....Kinston

10th — Mrs. John B. Chase Eureka

10th — William P. Kemp, Jr Goldsboro

11th— T. J. Baker Wallace

12th — James C. Green Clarkton

12th — C. Graham Tart Clinton

13th— R. C. Soles, Jr Tabor City

13th — Thomas J. Harrelson (R) Southport

14th — Allen C. Barbee Spring Hope

14th — Larry P. Eagles Tarboro

14th — Julian B. Fenner Rocky Mount

15th — J. M. Gardner Smithfield

15th — J. Marvin Johnson Smithfield

15th — J. Ernest Paschall Wilson

16th — Bobby W. Rogers Henderson

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

17th — James E. Ramsey . . Roxboro

17th— William T. Watkins Oxford

18th — George W. Miller, Jr Durham

18th — Kenneth C. Royall, Jr ....Durham

18th— Willis P. Whichard Durham

19th— Robert L. Farmer Raleigh

19th — Samuel H. Johnson Raleigh

19th— Howard Twiggs Raleigh

19th — Robert W. Wynne Raleigh

20th— Ike F. Andrews Siler City

20th— Carl M. Smith - Chapel Hill

21st— W. S. Harris, Jr Rt. 1, Graham

21st — James E. Long Burlington

22nd — Gerald Arnold Lillington

22nd— Jimmy L. Love Rt. 5, Sanford

23rd— Norwood E. Bryan, Jr Fayetteville

23rd— Sneed High Fayetteville

23rd— Glenn R. Jernigan Fayetteville

23rd— Joe B. Raynor, Jr Fayetteville

24th— Joy J. Johnson Fairmont

24th— Neill L. McFadyen Raeford

24th— Mrs. Mary H. Odom Wagram

24th— Gus Speros Maxton

25th— Jule McMichael Reidsville

25th— Wesley D. Webster Madison



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District Name Address

26th — Henry E. Frye Greensboro

26th— Clifton T. (Ted; Hunt, (R) Greensboro

26th — Robert Odell Payne (R) McLeansville

26th— C. W. (Charlie) Phillips Greensboro

26th — W. Marcus Short Greensboro

26th — McNeill Smith Greensboro

27th— Colon Blake (R) Candor

27th — John Randolph Ingram Asheboro

28th— T. Clyde Auman West End

29th — Thomas B. Hunter _ Rockingham

30th — E. Lawrence Davis Winston-Salem

30th — Fred C. Farmer (R) Winston-Salem

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

30th — C. Dempsey McDaniel (R) Rt. 1, Kernersville

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

31st — Joe H. Hege, Jr. (R) Lexington

31st — J. Eugene Snyder (R) Lexington

32nd — Richard Lane Brown, III Albemarle

33rd — Richard S. Clark Monroe

33rd — Foyle Hightower, Jr Wadesboro

34th — Austin A. Mitchell (R) Kannapolis

34th — Robie L. Nash Salisbury

35th — James C. Johnson, Jr. (R) Concord

35th — D wight W. Quinn ...Kannapolis

36th — James TuUy (Jim) Beatty Charlotte

36th — Hugh Campbell, Jr. Charlotte

36th — Laurence A. Cobb (R) Charlotte

36th— Peter A. Foley Charlotte

36th — Ernest L. Hicks Charlotte

36th — Craig La wing Rt. 9, Charlotte

36th — James B. Vogler Charlotte

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

37th— J. Worth Gentry King

37th — George W. Marion, Jr. Dobson

38th— John Walter Brown (R) Rt. 2, Elkin

38th — Jeter L. Haynes (R) Jonesville

39th — J. P. Huskins Statesville

39th — Arthur L. (Sap) Smith .. . . Rt. 1, Mooresville

40th— Robert Q. Beard (R) Rt. 3, Newton

40th — G. Hunter Warlick (R) Hickory

41st — David W. Bumgardner, Jr Belmont

41st — C. E. Leatherman Lincoln ton

41st — Jack L. Rhyne Rt. 1, Belmont

41st — Carl J. Stewart, Jr Gastonia

42nd — William M. Fulton (R) Morganton

42nd — Donald R. Kincaid (R) Lenoir

42nd— Teral T. Bostian (R) Rt. 1, Taylorsville

43rd— Robert Z. Falls Shelby

43rd — Robert A. Jones Forest City

43rd — W. K. Mauney, Jr Kings Mountain

44th — James E. Holshouser, Jr. (R) Boone

45th — Hugh Beam Marion

45th— Claude DeBruhl ."'.'..'...'....'..." '. Rt. 1, Candler

45th — Hershel S. Harkins Asheville

45th — John S. Stevens Asheville

46th— -J. T. Mayfield (R) .'.'.'.'.'.'...".".'..'.".'..'....'.".." .' East Flat Rock

47th — Ernest B. Messer Canton

47th — Liston B. Ramsey Marshall

48th— Charles H. Taylor (RJ .V."."".."......'.'.. '".'........ Brevard

49th — Erwin Patton Franklin



502 North Carolina Manual

RULES AND STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1971

Rules of the House

I. Order of Business, 1-5

II. Conduct of Debate, 6-12

III. Motions, 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, 55-61

I. Order of Business

RULE 1. Convening Hour. The House shall convene each legis-
lative day at the hour fixed by the House. In the event the House
adjourns on the preceding legislative day w^ithout having fixed an
hour for reconvening, the House shall convene on the next legis-
lative 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 whici^
the names of those not responding shall again be called. In the
absence of a quorum, fifteen members are authorized to compel
the attendance of absent members and may order that absentees
lor whom no sufficient excuses are made be taken into custody
wherever they may be found by special messenger appointed for
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RULE 4. Approval of Journal. The Rules Committee shall cause
the Journal of the House to be examined daily 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 Journal report of the
Rules Committee as to whether the proceedings of the previous
day have been correctly recorded. Without objection, the Speaker
shall cause the Journal to 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 busi-
ness 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 mo-
tions to elect officers shall always be in order.

(8) Reading of Notices and Announcements.



II. Conduct of Debate

RULE 6. Duties and Powers of the Speaker, (a) The Speaker
shall have general direction of the Hall. He may name any mem-
ber to perform the duties of the Chair, but substitution shall not
extend beyond one day, except in the case 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. Obtaitiitig 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 permis-
sion of the member occupying the floor, and when such recognition
and permission have been obtained, he may propound a question to
the member occupying the floor; but he shall not otherwise inter-
rupt the member having the floor; and the Speaker shall, without
the point of order being raised, enforce this rule.

RULE 8. QHcntio}is of pt'rso)ial privilege. At any time, upon
recognition by the Speaker, any member may speak to a question
of personal privilege. The Speaker shall determine if the question
is one of privilege.

RULE 9. Points of Order, (a) The Speaker shall decide ques-
tions 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, un-
less 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 except that 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 by a two-thirds ( % ) vote of the
members present be in favor of the member called to order, he may
proceed; if otherwise, he snail not; and if the case, in the judg-
ment of the House, requires it, he shall be liable to censure by
the House.

RULE 10. Liiiiitatioiis 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 lor the second speech, unless
allowed to do so by the amrmative vote of a majority of the mem-
bers present; nor shall he speak more than once upon an amend-



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ment or motion to commit or postpone, and then not longer than
ten minutes. However, the House may, by consent of a majority of
the members present, suspend the operation of this rule during
any debate on any particular question before the House, or the
Rules Committee may bring in a special rule that shall be applica-
ble to the debate on any bill.

RULE 11. Reading of papers. When there is a call for the read-
ing of a paper which has been read in the House, and there is ob-
jection 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 of speech shall be observed and personal reflection
carefully avoided.

(c) When the Speaker is putting any question, or addressing the
House, no person shall speak, stand up, walk out of or cross the
House, nor when a member is speaking, engage in private discourse
or pass between the member and the Chair.

(d) Smoking or the consumption of food or beverages shall not
be permitted on the floor 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.

III. Motions

RULE 13. Motions Generally, (a) Every motion shall be re-
duced 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;
but it may be withdrawn before a decision or amendment, except
in case oi 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 ot the House.



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RULE 14. Mofio)is, Order of Precedence. When there are motions
before the House, the order of precedence is as follows:
To adjourn
To lay on the table
To postpone indefinitely
Previous question
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 make a particular amend-
ment, being decided, shall be a^ain 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 sec-
onded before the motion is put to the vote of the House and is in
order except when a motion to adjourn is before the House.



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