Journal of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Volume 93

Eagle Graphics, Legislative Printers., 1872

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Page 558 - 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 544 - I, AB, do solemnly swear or affirm, that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent on me as , according to the best of my abilities and understanding, agreeably to the constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.
Page 563 - Court, or to postpone indefinitely, which several motions shall have precedence in the order in which they stand. [Between 1821 and '26 j 1831 ; 1844 ; 1870.] RULE 7. [67, 77.] The motions to adjourn, to lay on the table, to take from the table, and for the yeas and nays, shall be decided without debate.
Page 561 - The rules of proceedings in the house shall be observed in a Committee of the Whole House, so far as they may be applicable, except the rule limiting the times of speaking ; but no member shall speak twice to any question until every member choosing to speak shall have spoken.
Page 556 - When a resolution shall be offered, or a motion made, to refer any subject, and different committees shall be proposed, the question shall be taken in the following order : The Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union ; the Committee of the Whole House; a Standing Committee; a Select Committee.
Page 544 - I AB do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and will support the constitution thereof. So help me GOD.
Page 309 - Resolved, That his excellency the governor be requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolution to...
Page 552 - He shall preserve decorum and order; may speak to points of order in preference to other members...
Page 556 - Any member may call for the division of a question when the sense will admit of it. A motion to strike out and insert shall be deemed indivisible; but a motion to strike out being lost...
Page 553 - When a question is under debate, the Speaker shall receive no motion, but to adjourn, to lay on the table, for the previous question, to postpone to a day certain, to commit, to amend, or to postpone indefinitely ; which several motions shall have precedence in the order in which they...

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