Warrington's Manual: A Manual for the Information of Officers and Members of Legislatures, Conventions, Societies, Corporations, Orders, Etc., in the Practical Governing and Membership of All Such Bodies, According to the Parliamentary Law and Practice in the United States

Lee and Shephard, 1875 - 98 pages

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Page 28 - When a question is under debate no motion shall be received but to adjourn; to lay on the table...
Page 44 - When a vote has passed, it shall be in order for any Member of the majority to move for a re-consideration thereof, on the same or the succeeding day : and such motion (except in the last week of Ch.
Page 48 - House. [A motion to strike out and insert shall be deemed indivisible ;] but a motion to strike out being lost, shall preclude neither amendment nor a motion to strike out and insert.
Page 44 - ... day; and such motion, if made on the same day, shall be placed first in the Orders of the Day for the day succeeding that on which it is made ; but if first moved on such succeeding day, it shall be forthwith considered ; and, when a motion for reconsideration is decided, that decision shall not be reconsidered...
Page 50 - No motion or proposition on a subject different from that under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment.
Page 4 - All elections ought to be free; and all the inhabitants of this commonwealth, having such qualifications as they shall establish by their frame of government, have an equal right to elect officers, and to be elected, for public employments.
Page 61 - All bills and resolves shall be written in a fair, legible hand, without interlineations, on not less than one sheet of paper, •with suitable margins, and spaces between the several sections or resolves.
Page 42 - It is highly expedient, says Hatsell, for the due preservation of the privileges of the separate branches of the legislature, that neither should encroach on the other, or interfere in any matter depending before them, so as to preclude, or even influence that freedom of debate, which is essential to a free council.
Page 49 - ... question, after having been decided on once before at the same reading, which is contrary to rule. But the question must be on striking out the last member of the section as amended. This sweeps away the exceptions with the rule, and relieves from inconsistence. A question to be divisible must comprehend points so distinct and entire that one of them being taken away, the other may stand entire.
Page 62 - 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.

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