A Manual of Parliamentary Practice: Rules for Conducting Business in Deliberative Assemblies

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Sheldon & Company, 1867 - Parliamentary practice - 91 pages

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Page 52 - If It Is proposed to amend by striking out a paragraph, the friends of the paragraph are first to make It as perfect as they can by amendments, before the question Is put for striking it out. If on the question It be retained. It cannot be amonded afterwards, because a vote against striking out Is equivalent to a vote agreeing to It In that form.
Page 38 - Stevens moved that the bill be laid on the table. And the question being put...
Page 44 - So the House refused to lay the resolution on the table. The vote on the third reading of Corwin's amendment was : yeas 120 — nays 61.
Page 26 - Such calls are themselves breaches of order, which, though the member who has risen may respect as an expression of impatience of the House, against further debate, yet, if he chooses, he has a right to go on. SECTION XXL RESOLUTIONS. When the House commands it is by an "order.
Page 78 - In the case of resolutions on distinct subjects, originating with themselves, a question is put on each separately, as amended or unamended, and no final question on the whole, (3 Hats., 276;) but if they relate to the same subject, a question is put on the whole.
Page 55 - The question was taken on the motion to lay on the table, and It was decided in the affirmative.
Page 44 - Shellabarger demanded the yeas and nays. The yeas and nays were ordered. The question was taken; and it was decided in the affirmative — yeas 96, nays 4, not voting 82 ; as follows : Yeas — Messrs.
Page 83 - Rule 28. If at any time, when in committee of the whole, it be ascertained that there is no quorum, the chairman shall Immediately report the fact to the President, who then takes the chair for the purpose of securing a quorum, and when that is obtained the chairman resumes his duties. Rule 29. Should the committee not have completed the business before it rises, the chairman will report progress and ask leave to sit again.
Page 78 - ... either originate with them, or be referred to them. In every case, the whole paper is read first by the clerk, and then by the chairman, by paragraphs.
Page 56 - When propositions are introduced containing blanks to be filled, either with times or numbers, these must be filled before any motion is made to amend. To do this, the chair will entertain any number of propositions of time or number, and put the propositions to the house, beginning with the longest time or largest number, and continue to submit them to vote in succession, until a majority is obtained. Mell, par. 140. CALL OF THE HOUSE.

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