A Manual of Parliamentary Practice: Composed Originally for the Use of the Senate of the United States (Google eBook)

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Hogan & Thompson, 1837 - 192 pages
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Page 153 - 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 168 - 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.
Page 34 - Sergeant-at-Arms, or any other person or persons by them authorized, for any or all absent members, as the majority of such members present shall agree, at the expense of such absent members, respectively, unless such excuse for non-attendance shall be made as the Senate, when a quorum is convened, shall judge sufficient : and in that case the expense shall be paid out of the contingent fund. And this rule shall apply as well to the first convention of the Senate, at the legal time of meeting, as...
Page 154 - 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 58 - Petitions, memorials, and other papers, addressed to the House, shall be presented by the Speaker, or by a member in his place...
Page 136 - This must begin a new session; for even if the last adjournment was to this day, the act of adjournment is merged in. the higher authority of the Constitution, and the meeting will be under that, and not under their adjournment. So far we have fixed landmarks for determining sessions. In other cases it is declared by the joint vote authorizing the President of the Senate and...
Page 22 - Nor is the law so strict in point of time as to require the party to set out immediately on his return, but allows him time to settle his private affairs, and to prepare for his journey; and does not even scan his road very nicely, nor forfeit his protection for a little deviation from that which is most direct; some necessity perhaps constraining him to it. 2 Stra , 986, 987.
Page 185 - 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 81 - ... vice. The order is a repeal of the general rule as to this special case. When any member moves, therefore, for the order of the day to be read, no further debate is permitted on the question which was before the House ; for if the debate might proceed, it might continue through the day and defeat the order.
Page 114 - It is true also when the question is put in the usual way, if the negative has also been put; but if it has not, the member entering, or any other member, may speak, and even propose amendments, by which the debate may be opened again, and the question be greatly deferred.

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