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Page 26 - The previous question shall be in this form, " Shall the main question be now put ?" It shall only be admitted when demanded by a majority of the members present, and its effect shall be to put an end to all debate, and bring the House to a direct vote upon amendments reported by a committee, if any, upon pending amendments, and then upon the main question.
Page 26 - All incidental questions of order arising after a motion is made for the previous question, and pending such motion, shall be decided, whether on appeal or otherwise, without debate.
Page 16 - The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Page 28 - The rules of the house shall be observed in committee of the whole, so far as they may be applicable, except that...
Page 31 - ... is hereby annulled. ART. XXXIII. A majority of the members of each branch of the general court shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a less number may adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members.
Page 31 - The rules of parliamentary practice comprised in Jefferson's Manual shall govern the House in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the standing rules and orders of the House, and joint rules of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Page 27 - Petitions, memorials and other papers, addressed to the Convention, shall be presented by the president or a member in his place ; a brief statement of the contents thereof shall be made verbally by the member introducing the same.
Page 31 - Every bill shall receive three several readings, previous to its being passed ; and the second and third reading shall be on different days ; and the third reading shall be on a day subsequent to that on which the bill passed in committee of the whole...