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Altering rule, motion to, not in order without unani-
mous consent unless one day's notice is given

in writing 44 43

motion to suspend, alter, or rescind, when in order. 44 43

requires vote of majority elected 44 43

Amendments, after close of debate vote shall be taken

with amendments pending 32 39

all matter eliminated by, must be inclosed in

brackets 22 36

bill amended by eliminating proposed new matter;

such matter must be omitted in reprint 22 36

bill not to be amended until twice read 18 35

bill reported by committee of the whole may be,

before question to print or engross is put 14 33

bill reported favorably for consideration, if

amended, shall be immediately reprinted 22 36

motion to amend, order of precedence 25 37

to amend bill reported by committee of the

whole, when in order 17 34

to close debate, not amendable 32 39

only such in order as were offered and decided In
committee of the whole, except by unanimous

consent 14 33

report of committee of whole Fhall state whether

Dill has been amended in said committee

to Constitution, how treated

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Rule. Page.
Appeal, arising after motion to close debate, not debat-
able » 32 39

decision of President on questions of order sub-
ject to ^ 2 26

no second, to be determined until original is

decided 36 41

Appointment of officers, other than notaries, nomina-
tions sent by Governor for, to whom referred. . 40 42
Appropriations, bills appropriating money or property,

when may not be reconsidered 23 36

Assembly, all bills amended by, and returned for con-
currence subject to rule 8 and second clause of

rule 4 8 30

bills introduced by message from, to be referred

to standing or select committee 16 33

bills recalled from Assembly or Governor may be

reconsidered at any time 30 38

messages from, shall be received at any time .... 1 25
resolution recalling bill or resolution from, re-
garded as privileged 30 38

when Assembly bill may be substituted for Senate

bUl 16 33

Attendance, call of Senate for securing, when in order. 7 44
members present may take measures to secure. . . 6 28
Ayes and noes, not to be taken in committee of the

whole 13 32 •

to be taken on final passage of the bill and entered

on Journal 21 35

B.

Banks, standing committee on 7 29

Bills, after first and second reading, shall be referred to
standing or select committee, unless otherwise
ordered • 16 33

all except those specified in rule 24, when lost, may

be reconsidered by vote of majority present ... 3 86

amending existing laws, new matter must be

underscored 22 36

before the first day of March shall not be sent from

Senate on day of its final passage 30 38

cannot be passed unless printed in final form and
on desk of Senators for three days, except Gov-
ernor sends emergency message 8 30

Clerk shall see that all are acted upon in order
reported and stand upon calendar, unless other-
wise ordered 4 27

committed to committee of the whole, to be read

through by sections 14 32

committee of the whole may strike out enacting

clause and report fact to the Senate 13 33



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Index to Senate Rules. 40

Bills — Continued. Rule. Page.

considered for six hours, motion to close debate on

then in order 32 39

daily calendar of, with printed copies, to be kept

on desks of Senators 4 26

each shall receive three readings before being

passed 18 35

final passage of, appropriating money, etc., not to
be reconsidered if lost unless by majority

elected 23 36

question on, not debatable 21 35

question on, must be taken immediately after

third reading of 21 35

to be immediately certified to by President

and delivered to Qerk 2 26

unless receiving number of votes required

declared lost, except as provided by rule 24. 21 35
vote to be taken by ayes and noes and entered

on Journal 21 35

if constitutional quorum is not present, etc., to be
laid on table and final question taken when

Senate orders 24 37

immediately on introduction must be printed and

placed on files of Senators 22 36

*n committee of the whole, calendar to be gone
through unless motion carried that com-
mittee rise 11 32

Clerk shall announce title with printed num-
ber 11 32

if not moved loses preference for the day. .. . 11 32
made special order for particular day and not

completed to retain place in general orders. 11 32
may be moved when reached, by any Senator. 11 32
motion that committee rise and report prog-
ress on bill always in order, but not debat-
able 15 33

.<!hall be announced in their regular order 11 32

Introduction of, by Senator, to be in duplicate ... 16 33
each shall be introduced by Senator in his
place, or on report of committee or by mes-
sage from Assembly 16 33

second order of business 1 25

to be by districts in their numerical order ... 1 25
matter eliminated by amendments of, must be in-
closed in brackets 22 36

merits of, may be debated when reported by com-
mittee of the whole 17 34

motion to substitute Assembly for Senate bill,

when in order 16

motion to close debate on, if decided in affirmative,
bill takes precedence over all other business 32




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Bills, — Continued. Rule. Page.

L motion — Continued.

may be ordered on single ' motion, series of

motions, amendments, etc 32 39

may embrace all motions or amendments and
include bill, resolution, or motion to its final

passage or rejection 32 39

not amendable or debatable 32 39

to be immediately put 32 39

no bill shall be amended or committed until twice

read 18 35

no bill shall be ordered to third reading without
having been acted upon in committee of the

whole 18 35

President shall give notice at each reading whether

it is first, second, or third 18 35

printed and engrossed, standing committee on . . . 7 29

private, how introduced 16 33

recalled from Governor for amendment or amended
by Assembly or conference committee, subject

to rule 8 and second clause of rule 4 8 30

reconsideration of, not in order after bill has gone

out of possession of Senate 30 38

all, except those specified in rule 23, when lost,
may be reconsidered by vote of majority

present 23 36

referred to committee on revision, shall be exam-
ined and corrected 9 31

to select committee, must previously have

been considered in committee of the whole. 24 37
rejection of, agreement to report of committee of

the whole to strike out enacting clause, is 13 32

report of committee on, not considered or laid on
table, shall stand on general orders and be

entered on Journal 10 31

report of the committee of the whole, when agreed
to, bill shall be ordered printed and en-
grossed for third reading, unless otherwise

disposed of 17 34

shall state whether bill has been amended in

said committee 14 33

reported by committee of the whole, motion to
commit, recommit, amend, lay on table, or

postpone in order 17 34

and not other\^'ise disposed of question shall

be " Shall report be agreed to? " 17 34

subject to debate and amendment before

Suestion to print or engross is put 14 33
favorably or for consideration, if with

amendments, to be immediately reprinted 22 36

requiring concurrence of two-thirds, such concur-
rence requisite only on final passage 20 35



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IiTDEX TO Senate Ruuui. 51

Bills — Continued. Rule. Page,

shall be indorsed with statement of title and name

of Senator introducing 16 33

shall be placed on files of President and Senators

in order of their numbers 42 43

shall not be read third time out of its regular order

unless by vote of two-thirds present voting 18 35

shall retain original printed number when re-

firinted. together with new number thereafter. 22 36
rd reading of 1 25

to amend Constitution, after ordered to third
reading, no motion to amend in order with-
out unanimous consent 19 35

may be committed prior to final reading. ... 19 35
to be reprinted when not complying with rule 22. 22 36
unless reported on by committee on printed and

engrossed bills, cannot be passed 8 30

when amended by eliminating proposed new

matter, such matter to be omitted in reprint. . 22 36
when Assembly bill may be substituted for Senate

biU 16 33

when question, "Shall report of the committee of
the whole be agreed to? " is decided in the nega-
tive, bill shall be deemed lost 17 34

Blanks, motions relative to filing, vote on, how taken . . 29 38
Books, persons taking from library responsible for same,

shall be kept in order by librarian 41 43

taken and returned to be entered in book by

librarian 41 43

to be taken from library by President, Senators,

and Clerks, only 41 43

Business, executive. President shall direct all except

members and officers to withdraw, during ... 38 42
proceedings upon, shall be kept in a Journal

separate from legislative 39 42

Senate shall go into consideration of, on order of

majority of Senators present 40 42

none in order until Journal has been read and

approved 1 25

order of 1 25

C.

Calendar, bills to be acted upon in the order in which

they are upon 4 26

daily calendar of bills to be placed on desks of Sen-
ators 4 26

Call of Senate, motion for, and order of precedence ... 25 37

when may be ordered 47 44

when not in order 47 44

Canals, standing committee on 7 29

Plalms, proceedings relative to presentation of 45 44



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Rule. Page.
Qerk, In committe of the whole, shall announce title

and number of bill as reached In order 11 32

may designate what general Senate bills extra

copies of which shall be printed 22 36

shall call roll when question of quorum is raised

and announce result 33 40

furnish Senators daily with printed list of gen-
eral orders 4 26

prepare and place on desk of Senators daily .
calendar of bills for final reading, with

printed copies 4 26

present to Governor and enter on Journal bills
originating in Senate and passed by both

Houses 4 26

see that bills are acted upon in order in which
reported and stand upon calendar unless

otherwise ordered 4 26

to designate persons entitled to admission to floor

as reporters 4 26

to have copies of day's proceedings placed on files
of President, Sejiators, and reporters within

three days after approval 4 26

to have Journal of each day's proceedings printed . 4 26
Closing debate, motion to, may be ordered on sin^e

motion, series of motions, amendments, etc. . . . 32 39
may embrace all motions or amendments and
include bill, resolution, or motion to its final

passage or rejection 32 39

not amendable or debatable 32 39

to be immediately put 32 39

Codes, standing committee on 7 29

Commerce and navigation, standing committee on 7 29

Commit, motion to, until decided, precludes debate on

main question 28 38

on bill reported by committee of the whole,

when in order 17 34

to committee of the whole and its order of pre-
cedence 25 37

when motion to close debate is pendng, not de-
batable 32 39

Committee, adverse report of, on claim, when adopted,

not in order to take papers from files except. . . 45 44
bills introduced on report of, to whom referred .. . 16 33
every report on bill by, not considered at time,

or laid on the table, disposition of 10 31

on printed and engrossed bills, reports from, re-
ceivable at any time 1 25

shall compare amendments, etc., made in
Assembly to Senate bills after reprinted or
re-engrossed in Senate , . » 9 3Q



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Index to Senate Rules. 53

Committee — Continued. Rule. Page,

on printed, etc.; — Continued.

shall examine all bills, amendments, and reso>
lotions required printed or engrossed before

they go out of possession of Senate 8 30

shall make report on all bills before third

reading 8 30

on privileges and elections 7 29

report from, involving right of Senator to his

seat shall be received at any time 1 25

on public printing, standing committee on 7 29

on revision, duties of 9 31

reports from, shall be received at any time . . 1 25
shall examine and correct bills referred to it . 9 31
shall report whether object sought can be
secured without special act or by enactment

of general law 9 31

standing committee on 7 29

on rules, standing committee on 7 29

debate on adoption of report of, not to exceed

one hour J 25

consideration of report of, always in order. . . 1 25
no motion in order until Senate has voted on

adoption of report of J 25

report from, shall be received at any time. . . 1 25

to sit at any time • ■ • 1 25

Committees, President shall appoint all, except when

Senate shall otherwise order 2 20

select, reports of 1 ^^

standing, list of, and number of members com-
posing 7 ^»

Committee of the whole \% ^^

aves and noes not to be taken in lo ^^

bills committed to, shaU be read through by sec-

^JQIYg 14 «5«

exceptions to observance of Senate rules in. .... . 13 32

matters referred to, shall constitute general orders 11 oi,
may strike out enacting clause of bill and report

fact to Senate

motion that committee rise and report progress

always in order, and not debatable 15 66

motion to commit to, and its order of precedence . 25 67
must have acted on bill before ordered to third

reading

President to name chairman to preside in ...... .^ 2 26

report of, shall state whether bill has been amendeu ^^

rules of Senate shall be observed in so far as ap-

plicable, except, etc ^^ ^^

Concurrent resolutions, shall lie on table at least one

day, except as directed in rules 18 and 30, and •

those referring to adjounwnent . » ^ , , . . 3i ^»



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Rule. Page.
Conduct, disorderly, President may cause lobbies and

galleries to be cleared in case of 2 26

Constitution, after bill or resolution to amend, is or-
dered to third reading, no motion to amend in

order without unanimous consent 19 35

bill or resolution to amend, may be committed

prior to final reading 19 35

resolutions which propose amendment of, shall be

treated same as bills 18 35

Contempt, refusal of Senator to vote, unless excused or
interested in pending or contemplated legisla-
tion, shall be deemed a 6 28

D.

Debate, after motion to close is adopted, no motion in

order but one motion to adjourn 32 39

bill reported by committee of the whole, subject

to, before question to print or engross is put. . . 14 33

closing debate 32 39

questions not debatable:

call of Senate 25 37

main question, until motion to postpone, com-
mit, or refer is decided 28 38

objections to reading paper other than peti-
tions 35 41

of presence of quorum 33 40

on final passage 21 35

priority of business 34 41

that committee of the whole rise and report

progress on bill 15 33

to adjourn 25 37

to close debate 32 39

to commit, when motion to close debate is

pending 32 39

to lay on the table 25 37

of order, after motion to close debate and

pending such motion 33 39

when motion to close, may be in order 32 39

when question in, may be divided 27 38

Division of Senate, names of those voting in, shall be
entered alphabetically on minutes if Senator
requires, except on motion to excuse Senator

from voting 37 41

Document rooms, when shall be kept open 43 43

Documents, Superintendent of, duties of 42 43

shall keep on file printed list of general orders. . . 4 26
shall place documents and bills on files of President
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Iin)Ex TO Senate Rules. 55

E. Rule. Page.

Employees, shall not solicit subscriptions from officers,

etc 49 45

Executive session, during: consideration of business in.
President shall direct all except Senators and

officers to withdraw 38 42

nominations in, to whom referred 40 42

proceedings of, to be kept in a journal separate

from legislative business 39 42

when Senate shall go into 40 42

F.

Final passage, before first day of March no bill shall be

sent from Senate on day of 30 38

bill requiring concurrence of two-thirds, such con-
currence not requisite except on question of . . . . 20 35

of bills appropriating money, etc 23 26

question on^ must be taken immediately after third

readmg without debate 21 35

not receiving number of votes required,

declared lost, except as provided by rule 25. 21 35
shall be taken by ayes and noes and entered

on Journal 21 35

when constitutional quorum, etc., is not

present, disi)osition of 24 37

Finance, standing committee on 7 29

Floor, admission to, Clerk shall designate what persons

entitled to, as reporters 4 26

who besides members of Senate entitled to 48 44

Forest, fish and game laws, standing committee on 7 29

G.

Galleries, disturbance In, President may cause to be

cleared 2 26

General orders, bill made special order for particular

day and not completed shall retain its place on . . 12 32
matters referred to committee of the whole shall

constitute 11 32

order in which business of, shall be taken up 11 32

printed list* of, to be furnished Senators daily by

Clerk 4 26

printed list of, to be kept on file by Sui>erintendent

of documents 4 26

when report of committee on bills shall stand on . . 10 31
Governor, messages from, shall be received at any time 1 25
motion for reconsideration of bill recalled from,

may be made at any time 30 38

nominations sent by, for appointment of officers

except notaries, to whom referred 40 42

Greater New York, amendment to laws of 16 33



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I. Rule. Page.

Indian affairs, standing committee on 7 29

Insurance, standing committee on 7 29

Internal affairs of towns and counties, committee on. . 7 29

J.

Journal, ayes and noes on question of final passage to

be entered on 21 35

Clerk to enter upon, bills originated in Senate

passed by both Houses 4 26

mistakes in. to be corrected before order of busi-
ness is taken up 1 25

of each day's proceedings to be printed, copies
placed on files of President, Senators, and
reporters, etc 4 26

proceedings in executive session shall be kept in a
journal separate from legislative business 39 42

Senator refusing to respond to name on a roll-call,
when called on by presiding officer, fact shall be
entered on 33 40

to be read before other business is taken up 1 25

when report of conunittee on bill shall be entered

upon 10 31

Judiciary, standing committee on 7 29

L.

Librarian, duties of 41 43

Library. Senate, persons taking books from, respon-
sible for same 41 43

President, Senators, and Clerks only allowed to

take books from 41 43

when shall be open 43 43

M.

Memorial, Senator presiding, must indorse with brief

statement of subject of contents 6 28

Message from Assembly shall be received at any time 1 25

from Governor shall be received at any time ...... I 25

Military affair?, standing committee on 7 29

Miscellaneous corporations, standing committee on. . . 7 92
Motions, but one m order, to adjourn, after adoption of

motion to close debate 32 39

may be withdrawn at any time before decision or

amendment 26 37

none in order until vote be taken on adoption of

report of committee on rules 1 25

precedence of 25 37

President or Senator may require, reduced to writ-
ing and be read by Qerk 26 37



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Index to Senate Rules. 57

Motions — Continued. Rule. Page,

what only shall be received, when question Is

before Senate 25 37

Motion for call of Senate, its order of precedence 25 37

always in order except as provided in rules 1,

32, and 47 47 44

not debatable 25 37

for reconsideration of bill recalled from Governor

or Avssembly may be made at any time 30 38

to adjourn, always in order except as provided in

rules 1, 32, and 47 25 37

not debatable 25 37

not to be reconsidered 30 38

only one in order after close of debate 32 39

precedence of 25 37

to amend, bill reported by committee of the whole,

when in order 17 34

none in order until bill has been twice read . . 18 35

order of precedence 25 37

to recommit, lay on table, or postpone report of

committee of the whole, when in order 17 34

until decided, precludes debate on main ques-
tion 28 38

to close debate, in order after bill, resolution or

motion shall have been considered six hours 32 39
may be ordered on single motion, series of

motions, etc 32 39

may embrace all authorized motions, amend-
ments, etc 32 39

no other motion in order until same has been

voted on 32 39

not amendable or debatable 32 39

President shall recognize Senator wishing to

make 32 39

to be immediately put 32 39

to close doors, doors shall remain closed during dis-
cussion of 38 42

to commit, not debatable when motion to close

debate is pending 32 39

to committee of whole, order of precedence . . 25 37

to select committee, order of precedence 25 37

to standing committee, order of precedence . . 25 37

to excuse from voting, to be decided by count 37 41

to fill blanks, how taken 29 38

to lay on table, always in order except as provided

in rules 1, 32, and 47 25 37

not debatable 25 37

order of precedence 25 37

to postpone indefinitely, order of precedence 25 37

bill reported by committee of whole, when in

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Motion — Continued. Rule. Page,

to postpone — Continued.

precluaes debate on main question until

decided 28 SvS

to certain day. order of precedence 25 3/

to reconsider, in order after question has been once

put and decided 30 38

not in order after bill, resolution, etc., has

gone out of possession of Senate 30 38

not in order unless made same day vote was

taken or within next three days' session ... 30 38
vote to adjourn or lay on table, not in order. . 30 38
to refer, until decided, precludes debate on main

question 28 38

to rescind, rule of Senate or joint rule, when in

order 44 43

not in order unless one day's notice be given

in writing, except by unanimous consent . . 44 43
requires vote of majority of Senators elected . 44 43
to rise and report progress in committee of whole,

always in order and not debatable 15 33

to substitute Assembly for Senate bill, when in

order 16 33

N.

New York, Greater, amendments to laws of 16 33

Notary public, nominations for, to be referred to Sena-
. tor from district in which nominee resides, except in
New York and Kings counties 40 42

O.

Objection to reading papers, other than petitions, to be

decided by vote without debate 35 41

Officers, nominations of, other than notaries, sent by
Governor referred to any standing committee

unless otherwise ordered 40 42

of Senate .shall not solicit subscriptions 49 45

of State, communications and reports from, shall

be received at any time 1 25

to keep secret everything transoiring in secret ses-
sion . , - . , 38 42

Order, questions of 34 41

arising after motion to close debate not debatable 32 39

decision by Pre.sident on, subject to appeal 36 41

Senator out of, must not proceed without per-
mission 36 41

when called to, must take his seat 36 41

words on which called to, must be taken in

writing 36 41

and decorum. President shall preserve 2 26

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Index to Senate Rules. 69

P. RiMe. Page.

Papers, petitions, memorials, etc., objection to reading
or, except petitions, shall be decided by vote
without debate 35 41

presented by Senator, shall be indorsed by him ... 6 28
Penal institutions, standing committee on 7 28

presentation of, first order of business after read-
ing and approving Journal 1 25

Senators presenting petitions, memorials, or
reports must indorse with brief statement of
subject of contents 6 28

signed and verified, to accompany private bills. . . 16 33
Postmaster must see that mails are punctually delivered 42 43

Post-ofiice, when shall be kept open 43 43

Postpone, indefinitely, motion to, and order of precc-.

dence 25 37

motion to, on bill reported by committee of whole,

when in order 17 34

motion to, until decided, precludes debate on main

question 28 38

to certain day. motion to, and order of precedence 25 37
Precedence of motions 25 37

of special order under consideration 12 32

pending measure to have over all other business

after close of debate 32 39

President, in case of disturbance in lobbies and galler-
ies, may cause them to be cleared 2 26

may require motions to be reduced to writing and

read before debated 26 37

on every appeal, shall have the right in his place



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