Whitmire, R. Lee Henderson Democrat Hendersonville
Wiggs, J. Hayden Johnston Democrat Selma
Williams, Tom A Nash Democrat Battleboro
Woltz, Howard 0.,Jr Surry Democrat Mt. Airy
Womble, W. Brantley Wake Democrat Cary
Woodard, J. Raynor Northampton Democrat Conway
Woolard, W. J Washington Democrat Plymouth
Worthington, Sam Pitt Democrat Greenville
Yarborough, Edward F Franklin Democrat Louisburg
Yates, OralL Haywood Democrat Waynesville
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Arranged by Counties
I Democrat Unless Otherwise Indicated)
County Name Address
Alamance (Jeorge A Long Burlington
Alexander Earl F. Little Taylorsville
Alleghany J. K. Doughton Sparta
Anson Hal \V. Little Wadesboro
Ashe Todd H. Cientrv West Jefferson
Avery W. R. Fields (R) Elk Park
Beaufort Wm. B. Rodman Washington
JBertie C. Wayland Spruill Windsor
Bladen Clarence S. Clark Clarkton
Brunswick Harry L. Mintz, Jr Supply
Buncombe Lamar Gudger Asheville
Claude L. Love Asheville
Roy A. Taylor Black Mountain
Burke 0. Lee Horton Morganton
Cabarrus E. T. Bost, Jr : Concord
Dwight W. Quinn Kannapolis
Caldwell J. T. Pritchett Lenoir
Camden S. E. Burgess Belcross
Carteret George W. Dill, Jr Morehead City
Caswell Joseph H. Warren Prospect Hill
Catawba Roy E. Leinbach, Jr. (R) Newton
Chatham .' W. Herman Scott Chapel Hill
Cherokee J. H. Duncan Murphy
Chowan John F. White Edenton
Clay H. M. Moore Hayesville
Cleveland B. T. Falls, Jr Shelby
Columbus Homer G. Avant Whiteville
Craven Burl G. Hardison New Bern
Cumberland . . J. L. Dawkins Fayetteville
Troy A. Fisher Fayetteville
Currituck E. R. Johnson Moyock
Dare R. Bruce Etheridge Manteo
Davidson Paul G. Stoner Lexington
Davie B.C. Brock (R) Farmington
Duplin R. M. Carr Wallace
Durham Oscar G. Barker Durham
Richard T. Sanders Durham
Edgecombe Ben E. Fountain Rocky Mount
Forsyth Winfield Blackwell Winston-Salem
F. L. Gobble Winston-Salem
Joe King Winston-Salem
Franklin Edward F. Yarborough Louisburg
Gaston Charles Bryant, Sr Gastonia
David P. Dcllinger Cherryville
Gates Allen E. Askew Gatesville
Graham Dennis Massev Robbinsville
Granville Thomas W. Allen Creedmoor
Greene ' A. C. Edwards Hookerton
Guilford Walter E. Crissman High Point
0. Arthur Kirkman High Point
Clyde A. Shreve Stokesdale
Thomas Turner Greensboro
Halifax Joseph Branch Enfield
Harnett Carson Gregory Angier
Haywood : Oral L. Yates WaynesviUe
Henderson R. Lee Whitmire Hendersonville
Hertford C. Gordon Maddrey Ahoskie
Hoke Harry A. Greene Raeford
Hyde Russell A. SwindeU Swan Quarter
Iredell William R. Pope Mooresville
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County Name Address
Jackson P>ank H. Brown, Jr. CuUowhee
Johnston G. Troy Page Clayton
J. Hayden Wiggs Selma
Jones R. P. Bender Pollocksville
Lee Robert \V. Dalrymple Sanford
Lenoir Marion A, Parrott Kinston
Lincoln David Clark Lincolnton
Macon C. Tom Bryson CuUasaja
Madison Dr. W. A. Sams . . Marshall
Martin E.G. Anderson Robersonville
McDowell Wm, P. Elliott Marion
Mecklenburg David H. Henderson Charlotte
Robert Lassiter, Jr Charlotte
E. M. O'Herron, Jr Charlotte
James B. Vogler Charlotte
Mitchell Jeter C. Burleson (R) Bakersville
Montgomery Joe D. Steed Candor
Moore H. Clifton Blue Aberdeen
Nash Tom A. Williams Battleboro
New Hanover Addison Hewlett, Jr Wilmington
Northampton J. Raynor Woodard Conway
Onslow Carl V. Venters Jacksonville
Orange J. W. Umstead, Jr Chapel Hill
Pamlico T.J. Collier Arapahoe
Pasquotank Noah Burfoot Elizabeth City
Pender J. V. Whitfield Burgaw
Perquimans Carroll R. Holmes Hertford
Person B. L Satterfield Timberlake
Pitt Frank M. Kilpatrick Ayden
Sam 0. Worthington Greenville
Polk R. E. Brantley Tryon
Randolph Wiley L. Ward (R) Asheboro
Richmond James H. Pittman Rockingham
Robeson F. Wayland Floyd Fairmont
John B. Regan St. Pauls
Rockingham R. G. Powell Reidsville
Rowan Kerr Craige Ramsay Salisbury
George R. Uzzell Salisbury
Rutherford Robert G. McRoris Rutherfordton
Sampson J. E. Tew (R) Clinton
Scotland Roger C. Kiser Laurinburg
Stanly Spencer B. Goodman (R) Richfield
Stokes Wm. F. Marshall, Jr Walnut Cove
Surry Howard 0. Woltz, Jr Mt, Airy
Swain Herman Edwards Bryson City
Transylvania Ralph R. Fisher (R) Brevard
Tyrrell Lewis L. Combs Columbia
L'nion Ben A. Home Monroe
Vance . Fred S. Royster Henderson
Wake . . Edwin S. Pou . , Raleigh
Phil R. Whitley Wendell
W. Brantley Womble Cary
Warren William W. Taylor, Jr Warreaton
Washington W.J. Woolard Plymouth
Watauga Wade E. Brown Boone
Wayne . , W. Frank Tavlor Goldsboro
Wilkes F. J. McDuflie (R) Wilkesboro
Wilson . . Larry I. Moore, Jr. Wilson
Yadkin W. N. Ireland (R) Hamptonville
Yancey Bill Atkins . Burnsville
Enrolling and Indexing Departments
Enrolling Clerk Bruce A. Elmore Asheville
Indexer of Laws ; Charles A. Poe Raleigh
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RULES AND STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Touching the Duties of Speaker
1. It shall be the duty of the Speaker to have the sessions of
the House opened with prayer.
2. He shall take the chair every day at the hour fixed by the
House on the preceding legislative day, shall immediately call the
members to order, and, on appearance of a quorum, cause the
Journal of the preceding day to be approved.
3. He shall preserve order and decorum, may speak to points of
order in preference to other members, rising from his seat for
that purpose, and shall decide questions of order, subject to an
appeal to the House by any member, on which appeal no member
shall 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.
4. He shall rise to put a question, but may state it sitting.
5. Questions shall be put in this form, namely, "Those in favor
(as the question may be) will say 'Aye'," and after the affirmative
voice has been expressed, "Those opposed will say, 'No'." Upon
a call for a division the Speaker shall count; if required he shall
6. The Speaker shall have a general direction of the hall. He
shall have a right to name any member to perform the duties of
the Chair, but substitution shall not extend beyond one day, except
in case of sickness or by leave of the House.
7. All committees shall be appointed by the Speaker, unless
otherwise specially ordered by the House.
8. In all elections the Speaker may vote. In all other cases he
may exercise his right to vote, or he may reserve this right until
there is a tie; but in no case shall he be allowed to vote twice on
the same question.
9. All acts, addresses, and resolutions, and all warrants and
subpoenas issued by order of the House shall be signed by the
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10. In case of any disturbance or disorderly conduct in the
galleries or lobby, the Speaker or other presiding officer shall have
power to order the same to be cleared.
11. No person except members and officers and clerks of the
General Assembly, Judges of the Supreme and Superior Courts,
State officers, former members of the General Assembly who are
not registered under the provisions of Article 9 of Chapter 120
of the General Statutes of North Carolina, and persons particu-
larly invited by the Speaker shall be admitted within the hall of
the House: Provided, that no person except members and officers
of the General Assembly shall be allowed on the floor of the House
or in the lobby in the rear of the Speaker's desk, unless permitted
by the Speaker of the House.
12. No motion to suspend the rules for the purpose of extend-
ing the courtesies of the floor, lobby or gallery shall be made dur-
ing the consideration of the Public Calendar, except upon motion
of the Speaker.
13. Reporters wishing to take down debates may be admitted
by the Speaker, who shall assign such places to them on the floor
or elsewhere, to effect this object, as shall not interfere with the
convenience of the House.
14. Smoking shall not be allowed in the hall, lobbies, or the
galleries while the House is in session: Provided, that smoking
may be permitted in the lobby in the rear of the Speaker's desk.
Order of Business of the Day
15. After the approval of the Journal of the preceding day,
which shall stand approved without objection, the House shall pro-
ceed to business in the following order, viz.:
(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.
(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 dis-
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placed by the orders of the day ; but messages and motions to elect
officers shall always De m oraer.
No member shall rise from his seat to introduce any petition,
resolution, or bill out of order unless he is permitted so to do by
a suspension of the rules.
On Decorum in Debate
16. When any member is about to speak in debate or deliver
any matter to the House, he shall rise from his seat and respect-
fully address the Speaker.
17. When the Speaker shall call a member to order, the mem-
ber shall sit down, as also he shall when called to order by an-
other member, unless the Speaker decides the point of order in
his favor. By leave of the House 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 but by permission of the House. Any
member may appeal from the decision of the Chair, and if, upon
appeal, the decision be in favor of the member called to order, he
may proceed; if otherwise, he shall not, except by leave of the
House; and if the case, in the judgment of the House, require it,
he shall be liable to its censure.
18. No member shall speak until recognized by the Chair, and
when two or more members rise at the same time the Speaker
shall name the member to speak.
19. No member shall speak more than twice on the main ques-
tion, nor longer than thirty minutes for the first speech and fif-
teen minutes for the second speech, unless allowed to do so by
the affirmative vote of a majority of the members present; nor
shall he speak more than once upon an amendment or motion to
commit or postpone, and then not longer than ten minutes. But
the House may, by consent of a majority, suspend the operations
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 bill.
20. While 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, entertain private dis-
course, stand up, or pass between him and the Chair.
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21. No membei- shall vote on any question when he was not
present when the question was put by the Speaker, except by the
consent of the House. Upon a division and count of the House
on any question, no member without the bar shall be counted.
22. Every member who shall be in the hall of the House for
the above purpose when the question is put shall give his vote
upon a call of the ayes and noes, unless the House for special
reasons shall excuse him, and no application to be excused from
voting or to explain a vote shall be entertained unless made be-
fore the call of the roll. The hall of the House shall include the
lobbies and offices connected with the hall,
23. 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. A motion to table or adjourn
shall be seconded before the motion is put by the Speaker to the
vote of the House.
24. Every motion shall be reduced to writing, if the Speaker
or any two members request it.
25. After a motion is stated by the Speaker or read by the
Clerk, it shall be deemed to be in possession of the House, but
may be withdrawn before a decision or amendment, except in case
of a motion to reconsider, which motion, when made by a mem-
ber, shall be deemed and taken to be in possession of the House,
and shall not be withdrawn without leave of the House,
26. When a question is under debate no motion shall be re-
ceived but to adjourn, to lay on the table, to postpone indefinitely,
to postpone to a day certain, to commit or amend, which several
motions shall have precedence in the order in which they stand
arranged; and no motion to lay on the table, to postpone in-
definitely, to postpone to a day certain, to commit or amend, being
decided, shall be again allowed at the same stage of the bill or
27. A motion to adjourn or lay on the table shall be decided
without debate, and a motion to adjourn 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,
28. In case of adjournment without any hour being named, the
House shall reconvene on the next legislative day at twelve o'clock
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2S. When a question has been postponed indefinitely, the same
shaii nox De actea on affain auring tne session, except upon a
30. Any member may call for a division of the question, when
the same shall admit of it, which shall be determined by the
31. When a motion has been once made and carried in the
affirmative or negative, it shall be in order for any member of
the majority to move for the reconsideration thereof, on the same
or succeeding day, unless it may have subsequently passed the
Senate, and no motion to reconsider shall be taken from the table
except by a two-thirds vote. But unless such vote has been taken
by a call of the ayes and noes, any member may move to reconsider.
32. When the reading of a paper is called for, which has been
read in the Houses, and the same is objected to by any member,
it shall be determined by a vote of the House.
33. Petitions, memorials, and other papers addressed to the
House shall be presented by the Speaker; a bi-ief statement of
the contents thereof may be verbally made by the introducer be-
fore reference to a committee, but shall not be debated or decided
on the day of their first being read, unless the House shall direct
34. When the ayes and noes are called for on any question, it
shall be on motion before the question is put; and if seconded by
one fifth of the members present, the question shall be decided by
the ayes and noes; and in taking the ayes and noes, or on a call
of the House, the names of the members will be taken alphabet-
35. Decency of speech shall be observed and personal reflection
36. Any member may arise at any time to speak to a question
of personal privilege, and upon objection to him proceeding, the
Speaker shall determine if the question is one of privilege.
37. Fifteen members, including the Speaker, shall be authorized
to compel the attendance of absent members. A quorum shall con-
sist of a majority of the qualified members of the House.
38. No member or officer of the House shall absent himself
from the services of the House without leave, unless from sick-
ness or inability.
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39. Any member may excuse himself from serving on any
committee if he is a member of two standing committees.
40. If any member shall be necessarily absent on temporary
business of the House when a vote is taken upon any question,
upon entering the House he shall be permitted, on request, to
vote, provided that the I'esult shall not be thereby affected.
41. No standing rule or order shall be rescinded or altered with-
out one day's notice given on the motion thereof, and to sustain
such motion two-thirds of the House shall be required.
42. The members of the House shall uncover their heads upon
entering the House while it is in session, and shall continue so
uncovered during their continuance in the hall, except Quakers.
43. A motion to reconsider shall be determined by a majority
vote, except a motion to reconsider an indefinite postponement, or
a motion to reconsider a motion tabling a motion to reconsider,
which shall require a two-thirds vote.
44. After a bill has been tabled or has failed to pass on any
of its readings, the contents of such bill or the principal pro-
visions of its subject-matter shall not be embodied in any other
measure. Upon the point of order being raised and sustained by
the chair, such measure shall be laid upon the table, and shall
not be taken therefrom except by a vote of two-thirds of the elected
membership of the House: Provided, no local bill shall be held by
the Chair as embodying the provisions or being identical with
any Statewide measure which has been laid upon the table, or
failed to pass any of its readings. No amendment or rider to a
bill before the House shall be in order unless such rider or amend-
ment is germane to the bill under consideration.
45. 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
46. When a member desires to interrupt a member having the
floor he shall first obtain recognition by the Chair and permis-
sion 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 questions or interrogatories or otherwise interrupt the
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membei' having- the floor; and the Speaker shall, without the point
of order being- raised, enforce this rule.
47. At the commencement of the session a standing- committee
shall be appointed by the Speaker on each of the following sub-
On Banks and Banking.
On Commercial Fisheries and Oyster Industry.
On Commission and Institutions for the Blind.
On Congressional Districts.
On Conservation and Development.
On Constitutional Amendments.
On Counties, Cities, and Towns.
On Coui"ts and Judicial Districts.
On Elections and Election Laws.
On Employment Security.
On Engrossed Bills.
On Expenditures of the House.
On Federal and Interstate Cooperation.
On Higher Education.
On Mental Institutions.
On Institutions for the Deaf.
On the Journal.
On Judiciary No. 1
On Judiciary No. 2
On Manufacturers and Labor.
On Military Affairs.
On Penal Institutions.
On Propositions and Grievances.
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On Public Utilities.
On Public Welfare.
On Salaries and Fees.
On Senatorial Districts.
On Teachers and State Employees' Retirement.
On Veteran's Legislation.
On Wildlife Resources.
On Enrolled Bills.
On Justices of the Peace.
On Public Buildings and Grounds.
On Trustees of University.
The first member announced on each committee shall be chair-
man, and where the Speaker so desires he may designate a vice
48. Whenever the House shall decline or refuse to concur in
amendments put by the Senate to a bill originating in the House,
or shall refuse to adopt a substitute adopted by the Senate for a
bill originating in the House, a conference committee shall be
appointed upon motion made, consisting of the number named
in the motion; and the bill under consideration shall thereupon
go to and be considered by the joint conferees on the part of the
House and Senate. In considering matters in difference between
the House and Senate committed to the conferees only such
matters as are in difference between the two houses shall be con-
sidered by the conferees, and the conference report shall deal
only with such matters. The conference report shall not be
amended. Except as herein set out, the rules of the House of
Representatives of Congress shall govern the appointment, con-
duct, and reports of the conferees.
49. In forming a Committee of the House, the Speaker shall
leave the Chair, and a Chairman to preside in committee shall
be appointed by the Speaker.
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50. Upon bills submitted to a Committee of the Whole House,
the bill shall be first read throughout by the Clerk, and then
again read and debated by sections, leaving the preamble to be
last considered. The body of the bill shall not be defaced or
interlined, but all amendments, noting the page and line, shall
be duly entered by the Clerk on a separate paper as the same
shall be agreed to by the committee, and so reported to the
House. After report, the bill shall again be subject to be debated
and amended by sections before a question on its passage be
51. The rules of procedure in the House shall be observed in a
Committee of the Whole House, so far as they may be applicable,
except the rule limiting the time of speaking and the previous
52. In a Committee of the Whole House a motion that the
committee rise shall always be in order except when a member
is speaking, and shall be decided without debate.
53. Every bill shall be introduced by motion for suspension of
the rules, or by order of the House, or on the report of a com-
mittee, unless introduced in regular order during the morning
54. All bills and resolutions shall be reported from the com-
mittee to which referi-ed, with such recommendations as the com-
mittee may desire to make.
55. Every bill shall receive three readings in the House pre-
vious to its passage, and the Speaker shall give notice at each
whether it be its first, second, or third reading.
56. Any member introducing a bill or resolution shall briefly
endorse thereon the substance of the same.
57. When a bill has been introduced and referred to a com-
mittee, if after ten days the committee has failed to report there-
on, then the author of the bill may, after three days' public notice
given in the House, on motion supported by a vote of two-thirds
of the members present and voting, recall the same from the
committee to the floor of the House for consideration and such
action thereon as a majority of the members present may direct.
58. The Clerk of the House shall keep a separate calendar of
the public, local, and private bills, and shall number them in
the order in which they are introduced, and all bills shall be
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disposed of in the order they stand upon the Calendar; but the
Committee on Rules may at any time arrange the oi'der of
precedence in which bills may be considered. No bill shall be
twice read on the same day without concurrence of two-thirds
of the members.
59. All resolutions which may grant money out of the Trea-
sury, or such as shall be of public nature, shall be treated in all
respects in a similar manner with public bills.
60. The Clerk of the House shall be deemed to continue in
office until another is appointed.
61. On the point of no quorum being raised, the doors shall
be closed and there shall be a call of the House, and upon a
call of the House the names of the members shall be called over
by the Clerk and the absentees noted, after which the name of
the absentees shall again be called over. Those for whom no
excuse or sufficient excuses are made may, by order of those
present, if fifteen in number, be taken into custody as they appear,
or may be sent for and taken into custody wherever to be found
by special messenger appointed for that purpose.
62. 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 shall be 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 inverse order, without further debate or amend-
ment. If such question be decided in the negative, the main