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7. When bills are enrolled, they shall be examined by a joint committee of two from the Senate, and two from the House of Representatives, appointed as a standing committee for that purpose, who shall carefully compare the enrolment with the engrossed bills as passed in the two Houses, and correcting any errors that may be discovered in the enrolled bills, make their report forthwith to their respective Houses.

8. After examination and report, each bill shall be signed in the respective Houses, first by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, then by the President of the Senate.

9. After a bill shall have been thus signed in each House, it shall be presented by the said committee to the President of the United States for his approbation, it being first endorsed on the back of the roll, certifying in which House the same originated; which endorsement shall be signed by the secretary or clerk (as the case may be) of the House in which the same did originate, and shall be entered on the journal of each House. The said committee shall report the day of presentation to the President, which time shall also be carefully entered on the journal of each House.

10. All orders, resolutions, and votes, which are to be presented to the President of the United States for his approbation, shall also, in the same manner, be previously enrolled, examined, and signed, and shall be presented in the same manner, and by the same committee, as provided in cases of bills.

11. When the Senate and House of Representatives shall judge it proper to make a joint address to the President, it shall be presented to him in his audience chamber, by the President of the Senate, in the presence of the Speaker and both Houses.

12. When a bill or resolution which shall have passed in one House, is rejected in the other, notice thereof shall be given to the House in which the same shall have passed.

13. When a bill or resolution which has been passed in one House shall be rejected in the other, it shall not be brought

in during the same session, without a notice of ten days, and leave of two-thirds of that House in which it shall be renewed.

14. Each House shall transmit to the other all papers on which any bill or resolution shall be founded.

15. After each House shall have adhered to their disagreement, a bill or resolution shall be lost.

16. No bill that shall have passed one House, shall be sent for concurrence to the other, on either of the three last days of the session.

17. No bill or resolution that shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall be presented to the President of the United States for his approbation, on the last day of the session.

18. When bills which have passed one House are ordered to be printed in the other, a greater number of copies shall not be printed than may be necessary for the use of the House making the order.

19. No spirituous liquors shall be offered for sale, or exhibited within the capitol, or on the public grounds adjacent thereto.







Rule. Page.
Absent members, their attendance may be compelled by fifteen

50 58
Absent, no member allowed to be, unless on leave

53 58
Absentees at a call, proceedings against

-54-55 58
Acts and Addresses, signed by the Speaker

11 51
Address to the President, how to be presented (joint rule) 11 74
Adhere, effect of a vote in the two Houses to (joint rule)

15 75
Adjourn, motion to, always in order, but not to be debated 36 56
hour to be entered

37 56
Amend, order of motion to

34 55
Amendment not to be admitted, if on a subject different from
that under consideration

43 57
Amendments to engrossed bills, by way of rider, not permitted 104 69

to engrossed bills, to be kept on separate paper 108 69
to original motions, in Committee of the Whole 109 69
to bills and resolutions, cannot be made by adding
other bills or resolutions

43 57
to rules, proposition of

116 70
to reports in Committee of the Whole

110 69
to bills on which the two Houses disagree, con-
ference upon (joint rule)

1 73
of Senate, to bills, when considered

18 52


Rule. Page. Appeals, how made and debated

2 49 proceedings in case of

22 54 Appropriation Bills to be reported within 30 days

61 61 to have preference in order

62 61 appropriations not authorised by law cannot be made in

63 61 Appropriation for treaties not to be included in bills making

appropriations for other objects 60 60 Appropriations to be first discussed in Committee of the Whole 114 70


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Ballot for committees

7 50 in other cases

8 50 Ballots, blank, not counted

8 50 no person to look on when tellers are counting

27 54 Bar, no member to vote unless within the

28-29 55 Bills, on the table, when to be taken up and disposed of

18 52 rejected, if enacting words be stricken out

34 55 cannot be amended by adding other bills

43 57 proceedings on leave to introduce

97 68 private, to have preference on Fridays and Saturdays 20 53 how to be introduced or reported

97 68 making appropriations, to be reported within 30 days 61 61

to have preference in orders 62 61
appropriations not authorised by
law excluded

63 61 the several readings of

98 68 if opposed on first reading, question to reject to be put, &c.

99 68 how to be disposed of on second reading

100 68 not more than three to be committed to the same Committee of the Whole

101 68 may be recommitted at any time before passage

102 69 to be engrossed in a fair round hand

103 69 amendments of Senate, when considered

18 52 engrossed, when to be read 3d time

18 52 from the Senate, when to be read and disposed of

18 52 not to be amended on a third reading by rider

104 69 when passed to be certified by the Clerk

105 69

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