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SYNOPSIS OF RULES.

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DUTIES OF THE SPEAKER:

Calls House to order and approves Journal...........
Shall preserve oriler......
Control of corridors, passages, and unappropriate rooms

in Capitol.........
Shall sign acts, writs, etc .........
Appeal from decision.
Question, how put...............
Division ...........
Tellers......................
When not required to vote................................
May name Spea's er pro tempore...........................

When speaker pro tempore to be elected ..........
ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

Election of Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms, Doorkeeper, Post

master, and Chaplain Oath .............

............................... Appointment of employés...........

................................. DUTIES OF THE CLERK :

Presides at commencement of session until Speaker is

elected ..........
Shall mail to members list of official reports ..............
To make weekly statements of business on Speaker's

table ....................................................
Notes questions of order in Journal......................
Distributes Journal to members and State officers ........
House library ................
Mails bound documents to members ......................
Attests bills, writy, etc. .................
Makes contracts for House of Representatives............
Keeps accounts of disbursements and members' stationery

Pays salaries to officers and employés........
DUTIES OF THE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS:

To maintain order..................
Executes process of House.......................
Pays salaries and mileage of members ...........
The mace ....

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DUTIES OF OTHER OFFICERS
Doorkeeper shall enforce rules as to privileges of Hall....

Responsibility for employés' conduct ............
To take inventories of public property...........
To clear tloor of House before, during, and after sit.

tingy................................................ Postmaster shall keep House post office and deliver mails.

Chaplain.......... OF THE MEMBERS:

Shall attend sittings of House and vote or answer

"present"... When not required to vote.......... Pairs...................................

Announced but once on same day............ QUESTIONS OF PRIVILEGE:

Defined ..........................

Precedence over other questions .....................
OF COMMITTEES:
Appointment and membership of committees..

Of select committees..........
Chairman; how determined......

Chairman to appoint clerk of committee .....
POWERS AND DUTIES OF COMMITTEES:

Jurisdiction of committees...........
Committees privileged to report at any time on certain

subjects................................................. · On Rules, on Election, on Ways and Means, committees re

porting appropriation bills, on Rivers and Harbors, on
Banking and Currency, on Coinage. Weights, and Meas.

ures, on Public Lands, on Enrolled Bills, on Printing....
Reports of Committee on Rules; how considered..........
No dilatory motion pending consideration...............
Committees (except on Rules) not to sit during sitting of

House.................................................

Appropriation bills, when to be reported............. DELEGATES:

Appointment of, on committees...........................

Their powers.............
CALENDARS :

Committee of Whole on state of Union............
Houso Calendar.......
Calendar of private bills .........
Reports on private bills and views of minority to deliv.

ered to Clerk for reference to calendars.....

Bills reported adversely, disposition of........
OF DECORUM AND DEBATE:

Member to be recognized before addressing House........
Debate confined to pending question......................
Speaker decides who is entitled to floor...................
Limit of one hour in debate.........
Additional hour to close debate; when allowed......
Member called to order shall sit down ........
Right to proceed decided without debate....
Liable to censure or punishment....
Words excepted to, taken down .............
Not answerable if debate or business intervenes.....

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OF DECORUM AND DEBATE-Continued.
Member to speak but once on same question; exception as

to mover of proposition..
Crossing Hall, smoking, etc., forbidden during debate and

roll call ............
ON CALLS OF THE ROLL AND HOUSE:

After second roll call request to vote not entertained..
Tellers to be appointed at commencement of roll call...
If no quorum answers, tellers shall report names of those

present and not answering, which shall be entered in
Journal.................................................

Journal......
Fifteen members may compel attendance of absentees....

Proceedings during call of House.........
ON MOTIONS, THEIR PRECEDENCE, ETC:

Motions must be in writing and be entered on Journal...
May be withdrawn before decision or amendment.........
Question of consideration.................................
Order of precedence; to fix day; to adjourn; for a recess;

to lay on table: previous question; not debatable.... Postpone to a day; refer or amend; postpone indefinitely;

debatable...........
To adjourn, etc., always in order.
When question divisible ........
To strike ont and insert.....
Amendment must be germane........
To suspend rules................
For Committee of the Whole on appropriation bills, etc.,

when in order........... Previor's QUESTION :

Previous question......
Effect of..........
Thirty minutes debate after ordered, when allowed.......
What it may embrace................................
Motion to commit, when in order....................
To lay on table, when in order...........................
Call of House after previous question ordered.............

Questions pending previous questions not debatable......
RECOXSIDERATION:

Motion to reconsider, when in order.........
Precedence of ..........
During last six days of session .........

Reports of committees shall be in writing and be printed.
OF AMENDMENTS:

Order of amendments ...
Substitute ..............
Amendments may be withdrawn; when ..................

Amendments to title- when in order ....
OF AMENDMENTS OF THE SENATE:

Amendment of Senate, consideration in Committee of the

Whole; when ........
ON BILLS:

Bills and joint resolutions must be read three times.......
Engrossment
Passage.........
Appropriation bills; items in or amendments to .......
Changing law not in order ......
Upless they retrench expenditures .......................

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