What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
1st Lieut 2d Lieut adjourn amendment appoints Assembly Bank bill Brown called Captain chair Charles Circulation City Clerk Colonel committed committee Commons Company Congress considered Constitution County Creek Crosse Dane debate December 31 decided duties elected engrossed Falls Farmer Field follows George Green Grey Grove Hats Henry House James January Jefferson John joint June killed Lake leave Legislature loss Madison main question majority March matter Michigan Milwaukee Monday motion moved North officers original passed person Point postpone Prairie present President previous question privilege proceedings proposed question Racine Racine County rebels received referred REGIMENT Representatives resolution River rule Secretary Senate sent session South speak Speaker Spring standing strike Surgeon taken third Thomas tion Town Troop Union United unless village vote ward Washington whole Wisconsin York
Page 23 - 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 derision of the Chair shall be submitted to.
Page 61 - Witnesses. The practice is to swear the witnesses in open House, and then examine them there ; or a committee may be named, who shall examine them in committee, either on interrogatories agreed on in the House, or such as the committee in their discretion shall demand.
Page 44 - Grey, 157. Thus the negative of striking out amounts to the affirmative of agreeing; and therefore to put a question on agreeing after that on striking out, would be to put the same question in effect twice over. Not so in questions of amendments between the two Houses. A motion to recede being negatived, does not amount to a positive vote to insist, because there is another alternative, to wit, to adhere. A bill originating in one House is passed by the other with ITM.SJ an amendment. A motion in...
Page 35 - ... 4. When the House has something else which claims its present attention, but would be willing to reserve in their power to take up a proposition whenever it shall suit them, they order it to lie on their table.
Page 75 - As many as are of opinion that (as the question may be) say aye ;" and, after the affirmative voice is expressed, " as many as are of the contrary opinion say no.
Page 9 - In December, 1795, the House of Representatives committed two persons of the name of Randall and Whitney, for attempting to corrupt the integrity of certain members, which they considered as a contempt and breach of the privileges of the House ; and the facts being proved, Whitney was detained in confinement a fortnight, and Randall three weeks, and was reprimanded by the Speaker. In March, 1796, the House of Representatives voted a challenge given to a member of their House to be a breach of the...
Page 16 - Grey, 311, where general principles are digested in the form of resolutions, which are debated and amended till they get into a shape which meets the approbation of a majority. These being reported and confirmed by the House, are then referred to one or more select committees, according as the subject divides itself into one or more bills.
Page 14 - In general, the chair is not to be taken till a quorum for business is present ; unless, after due waiting, such a quorum be despaired of, when the chair may. be taken and the house adjourned. And whenever, during business, it is observed that a quorum is not present, any member may call for the house to be counted, and being found deficient, business is suspended.