A Manual of Parliamentary Practice: Composed Originally for the Use of the Senate of the United States

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Clark & Maynard, Publishers, 1866 - 184 pages
 

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Page 141 - If any member, in speaking or otherwise, transgress the rules of the House, the Speaker shall, or any member may, call to order; in which case, the member so called to order shall immediately sit down, unless permitted to explain; and the House shall, if appealed to, decide on the case, but without debate: if there be no appeal, the decision of the chair shall be submitted to.
Page 141 - When any member is about to speak in debate, or deliver any matter to the House, he shall rise from his seat, and respectfully address himself to "Mr. Speaker," and shall confine himself to the question under debate, and avoid personality, 21.
Page 124 - RECONSIDERATION. [When a question has been once made and carried in the affirmative or negative, It shall be in order for any member of the majority to move for the reconsideration thereof...
Page 158 - The first reading of a bill shall be for information, and, if opposition be made to it, the question shall be, " Shall this bill be rejected ?" If no opposition be made, or if the question to reject be negatived, the bill shall go to its second reading without a question.
Page 125 - EVERY bill shall receive three readings previous to its being passed ; and the President shall give notice at each, whether it be the first, second, or third ; which readings shall be on three different days, unless the Senate unanimously direct otherwise...
Page 161 - No standing rule or order of the House shall be rescinded or changed without one day's notice being given of the motion therefor. Nor shall any rule be suspended, except by a vote of at least twothirds of the members present.
Page 64 - ... no motion to postpone to a day certain, to commit or to postpone indefinitely, being decided, shall again be allowed on the same day, and at the same stage of the bill or proposition.
Page 47 - Grey, 57. [Before any petition or memorial addressed to the Senate shall be received and read at the table, whether the same shall be introduced by the President or a member, a brief statement of the contents of the petition or memorial shall verbally be made by the introducer. Rule 24.] Regularly a motion for receiving it must be made and seconded, and a question put. whether it shall be received? but a cry from the House of " received," or even its silence, dispenses with the formality of this...
Page 90 - But in all such cases the votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the journals of each House respectively.
Page 63 - For the same reason, a member has not a right to read a paper in his place, if it be objected to, without leave of the House. But this rigor is never exercised but where there is an intentional or gross abuse of the time and patience of the House. A member has not a right even to read his own speech, •committed to writing, without leave.

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