Rules of Proceeding and Debate in Deliberative Assemblies

Brown, Taggard, and Chase, 1857 - 189 pages

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Page 75 - That the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished"?
Page 102 - House to the body of the bill; as he does also if it has been reported without amendments; putting no questions but on amendments proposed; and when through the whole, he puts the question whether the bill shall be read a third time?
Page 153 - A committee, even of the whole, cannot refer any matter to another committee. 4. In a committee no previous question can be taken. The only means to avoid an improper discussion, is to move that the committee rise : and if it be apprehended that the same discussion will be attempted on returning into committee, the house can discharge them, and proceed itself on the business, keeping down the improper discussion by the previous question.
Page 92 - This is a piling of questions one on another; which, to avoid embarrassment, is not allowed. 3. The same result may be had more simply by voting against the previous question, commitment, or amendment.
Page 154 - ... the House is resumed, and the chairman reports that the Committee of the Whole have, according to order? had under their consideration such a matter, and have made progress therein; but not having had time to go through the same, have directed him to ask leave to sit again. Whereupon a question is put on their having leave, and on the time the House will again resolve itself into a committee.
Page 93 - Shall the main question be now put?" — ie, at this instant; and as the present instant is but one, it can admit of no modification. To change it to tomorrow, or any other moment, is without example and without utility. But suppose a motion to amend a motion for postponement, as to one day instead of another, or to a special instead of an indefinite time.
Page 93 - ... indefinite time. The useful character of amendment gives it a privilege of attaching itself to a secondary and privileged motion : that is, we may amend a postponement of a main question. So, we may amend a commitment of a main question, as by adding, for example, "with instructions to inquire,
Page 57 - ... on the limitation of the rate of interest, on what day the session shall be closed by adjournment, on what day the next shall commence, when an act shall commence or the...
Page 105 - ... from it. And the question of order being decided, he is still to be heard through. A call for adjournment, or for the order of the day, or for the question, by gentlemen from their seats, is not a motion. No motion can be made without rising and addressing the Chair. Such calls...
Page 142 - Elections, &c., are usually appointed at the first meeting, to continue through the session. The person first named is generally permitted to act as chairman. But this is a matter of courtesy ; every Committee having a right to elect their own chairman, who presides over them, puts questions, and reports their proceedings to the House.

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