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Rule. Clause. Page. Order in debate. When a Senator shall be called to order, he
shall sit down, and shall not proceed without leave of
the Senate, which shall be determined without debate. 19 4 19 No Senator shall speak to or interrupt another without
his consent, to obtain which he shall first address the
19 19 No Senator shall impute to another Senator any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator .
19 19 No Senator shall refer offensively to any State of the Union
19 3 19 If a Senator be called to order for words spoken in de
bate, the exceptionable words, if required, shall be
195 19 The Presiding Officer shall name the Senator who is to
speak, who shall in all cases be the one who shall first
18 No Senator shall speak more than twice on any one ques
tion on the same day without leave of the Senate, to be
19 19 A motion to take up a subject shall not be open to debate
on the merits of the subject proposed to be considered. 7 3 10 Order, questions of. A question of order may be raised at any
time, and shall be decided by the Chair without de-
19 The Chair may submit any question of order to the deci
sion of the Senate ...
any subsequent question of order or appeal shall be
decided without debate
garded as sustaining the decision of the Chair ....
Papers. When the reading of a paper is called for, and ob
jection be made, it shall be submitted to the Senate
without debate ..
of the Senate, be withdrawn from its files .....
Papers. When a claim has been adversely reported on, and
the report be agreed to, the papers shall not be referred
from the files without new evidence... Where an adverse report has been made, papers shall not
be withdrawn without leaving copies with the Secre
tary Pending measure. Amendment proposed to any, is laid on
the table without carrying the measure to the table or
prejudicing the same.... Petitions, before being presented, must be signed, indorsed
with a brief statement of their contents, and referred
without debate ...
of a foreign power shall be received unless through the
tion, unless there be objection....
standing committees (except the chairman) shall be
elected by a Postpone indefinitely. When a question is pending, a motion
may be made to ..., Preamble to a resolution. The question shall be first put
upon the resolution, and last on the preamble ...... To a resolution may be withdrawn before an amendment
or ordering of the yeas and nays. It may also be laid
on the table ......
laid on the table....
President, the Senate shall choose a President pro tem-
election of a President pro tempore, the Secretary, or,
duties of the Chair...
Chair, who shall not hold beyond an adjournment except
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Presiding Officer of the Senate. In the event of a vacancy in
the office of Vice-President, he shall have the right to
I 4 5
matter sent to the Senate by the President or House of
7 6 10
19 He may submit any question of order without decision
to the Senate...
reports of committees, resolutions, communications
29 I 28
3 28 Motions to print additional numbers shall be referred to the Committee on
28 When the cost of printing additional numbers shall
exceed five hundred dollars, it shall be by concurrent
29 2 28
3 28 Private bill. May be referred to Court of Claims.
15 3 16 Private claim. No memorial or other papers shall be with
drawn from the files without leave of the Senate...... 30 28 Where a private act has passed, the Secretary may transmit
the papers to the officer charged with the settlement.. 30 28 No private claim, which has been rejected, shall be again referred from the files without new evidence
31 29 Where an adverse report has been inade on a private claim,
the papers shall not be withdrawn without leaving copies 30 No amendment shall be proposed to any general appropriation bill whose object is to provide for a.
16 4 18 Private secretary of Senator shall not be admitted to the floor
until borne upon the rolls of the Secretary as such.... 33 31 Privileged motions, save as against a motion to adjourn, to
proceed to Executive business, or questions of privilege,
9 Privileges of the floor.
debate, subject to an appeal to the Senate. Every.... 20 I 19
Question of order. The Chair may submit any question of or
der to the decision of the Senate....
any subsequent question of order or appeal shall be de
cided without debate..
the table, which shall be held to affirm the decision of
the Chair .. Question of privilege. A motion to amend or correct the
Journal shall be deemed a, and shall be proceeded with
until disposed of. When in order .
Certain privileged motions may be submitted.
may call for a division. If the ....
shall be regarded as a question; and the part to be
stricken out shall be first open to amendment Quorum. The journal of the proceedings of the preceding
day shall be read, there being present a. Shall consist of a majority of the Senators duly chosen
and sworn. The presence of a quorum being questioned, the Chair
shall direct the roll to be called to ascertain the pres
ence of a.....
pel the attendance of Senators to make a..
ence of absent Senators, no debate or motion shall be
Reading of a paper. When the reading of a paper is called
for, and it be objected to, it shall be decided by the
Senate without debate
which shall be decided without debate, may be made
for a.... Recess of the Senate for more than thirty days. All nomina
tions and motions to reconsider nominations shall fall
upon a.. Reconsideration. A motion to reconsider may be made by
any Senator voting on the side that prevailed.......
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Reconsideration. A motion to reconsider may be made within
the two next days of actual session, and shall be decided
13 I 14 When a bill or other matter shall have gone out of the
possession of the Senate, the motion to reconsider
13 2 14 Which last motion shall be determined at once and without debate ..
14 If the Senate shall refuse to reconsider a vote, or upon
consideration shall reaffirm its first decision, it shall not
I 14 A motion to reconsider may be laid on the table without prejudice to the main question
13 14 And if laid on the table, shall be a final disposition of the motion...
13 14 A motion to reconsider shall not be withdrawn without
leave of the Senate... A motion to reconsider a vote on a nomination may be
laid on the table, and shall be final..
to the President must be accompanied by a request for
3 36 Motions to reconsider nominations shall fall, upon a recess
of thirty days or on final adjournment... Reduced to writing. Before a motion shall be debated, if re
quired, it shall be.. Reference to a committee. A motion to refer shall not be open to amendment unless it be to add instructions ,
26 A motion to refer to a standing committee shall have
precedence of a motion to refer to a select committee.. 26 26 Every bill and joint resolution shall be read twice before
3 15 Before the final vote on the passage of a bill or resolution it shall be in order to move its..
2 16 Relevant to the subject-matter thereof. No amendment shall
be proposed to any general appropriation bill which
3 17 Reports of committees. The order in which they shall be called for by the Chair under “morning business” 7
9 If objected to, the consideration of the report of a committee shall lie over one day ...