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INDEX

TO THE

RULES OF THE SENATE

OF THE

UNITED STATES.

COMPILED BY AN OFFICER OF THE SENATE.

A.

No. Page. Absence, from the Senate, not allowed without leave

8 90 without leave, in cases of, the Sergeant-at-arms may be sent

8 90 Address to the President, how to be presented (joint rule) · 11

100 Adhere, effect of a vote in the two Houses to (joint rule) • 15 101 Adjournment, motion for, has precedence

11 90 Admission on the floor, the persons entitled to

- 47 97 Amendments to a resolution to amend the Constitution, carried by a majority

43 97 to bills on which the two Houses disagree, conference upon (joint rule)

1 99 Appeal allowed from the decision of the President

6 89

B.

92 93 92 92

93 93

Bills may be introduced upon one day's notice

- 25 shall be read twice before amendment or reference - 27 reported, shall be printed

- 25 shall receive three readings on different days

- 26 on second reading, considered as in Committee of the Whole

28
proceedings on, at different stages

29
titles of, only, and parts affected by amendments, inserted
on the journal

- 31
engrossed, how examined, reported, and entered - 33
on their passage to be on paper (joint rule)

5
to be enrolled on parchment after passing the two Houses
(joint rule)

6
See Engrossed Bills.

94 94 99

99

No.

- 13

Page. Bills passed one House and lost in the other, notice to be given of (joint rule)

12 100 passed one House and lost in the other, how they may be renewed (joint rule)

100 when sent from one House to the other, to be accompa

nied by the papers on which they are founded (joint
rule)

14 101 not to be sent from one House to the other for concur

rence on the three last days of the session (joint rule) 16 101 not to be presented to the President on the last day of a session (joint rule)

- 17 101 joint rule relative to printing of

. 18 101 Blanks, in filling, what motions have preference,

- 13 91 Business, unfinished, has preference

· 15 91

C.

101 89 96 93

- 34

Capitol, no spirits to be brought within or about (joint rule) 19
Chair to be addressed

3 Character of persons nominated to be kept secret

- 39 Commit, motion to, in order at any time before final passage 29 Committee on Enrolled Bills, appointment and duties of (joint rule)

· 7 Committees, standing

- 33
how appointed
on enrolled bills
reports from standing, when received

- 24
reports of, to lie one day

- 26 Communications, confidential, to be kept secret

- 38 Conference on disagreeing votes of the two Houses, rule respecting (joint rule)

1 Consent, bills may be read three times in one day, by unani

- 26
nominations may be considered on the day received,
by unanimous,

- 36 Constitution, what majority requisite to amend a resolution proposing amendments to the

• 43 Conversation among the members, not allowed during the de

bate, or while papers are reading

99 94 95 90 92 92 96

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92

95

97

89

D.

Debate, no member to speak more than twice, in the same, in

one day, without leave

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100

100

100

Enrolled Bills, to be examined by the committee, (joint rule) 7

provision for the appointment of the committee
on (joint rule)

7
to be signed by the presiding officers of the two
Houses (joint rule) -

8
how to be presented to the President, and the
time to be noted (joint rule)

9
not to be presented to the President on last day
of session (joint rule)

17 Executive record, extracts from, prohibited

- 42 Executive proceedings, to be kept in separate books

41 F.

100

101 97 97

Flour of Senate, reporters placed on
the persons entitled to admission on

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Galleries, when they shall be cleared

· 18

91

J.

Journal, to be read on a quorum assembling

1 89 to contain the titles, only, of bills, and the parts affected by proposed amendments

31 94 every vote to be entered on

- 32 94 a brief statement of every memorial, petition, and paper, to be entered on

32 94 to be as concise as possible, when acting as in Committee of the Whole

32 94 engrossed bills to be entered on

- 32 94

L.

Leave to bring in a bill, one day's notice of motion for, required 25

92

M.

89

Members, prohibited from speaking to each other during debate 2

present, not a quorum, empowered to send for absent
members

8

90

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92
89
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90
90
90
90
91
91

92
92
92
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No.
Members, shall express assent or dissent by ay or no - 22
Member, when he speaks, shall address the Chair,

3
first rising and addressing the Chair, shall speak first, 5
called to order by President or Senator, shall sit down 6
words of, shall be taken down, when called to order
by a Senator

7
shall not absent himself without leave,

8
any, may desire a motion to be reduced to writing - 10
may have a question divided, if susceptible of division 12
required to vote when yeas and nays are called 16

not allowed to vote after decision is announced - 17
Memorial or petition, contents of, shall be stated before received
and read

- 24
when received

- 24
how referred

24
contents of, to be entered on the journal

32
Messages between the two Houses, how to be announced and

delivered (joint rule) 2-3
by whom to be sent (joint
rule)

4
Messengers, when introduced

- 46
Motion, not to be debated until seconded

9
made and seconded, shall, if desired, be reduced to
writing

- 10
to be read before debated

10
to adjourn, has preference

11
to adjourn, to be decided without debate

11
privileged, what shall be, when a subject is under de-
bate

11
privileged in filling blanks

- 13
privileged, in reference to select or standing commit-
tees

35
to close the galleries, shall be discussed confidentially 18
to admit persons for the purpose of presenting memorial,
not in order,

19
to reconsider, when and by whom may be made 44

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95
91

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N.

95

Newspapers, not to be read while a member is speaking, 2
Nominations not to be considered on the day received, unless
by consent

- 36
Notice of one day required of an intended motion for leave to
bring in a bill

25

89

92

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