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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
Chair ..

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
taken down

195 19 The Presiding Officer shall name the Senator who is to

speak, who shall in all cases be the one who shall first
address the Chair.....

18 No Senator shall speak more than twice on any one ques

tion on the same day without leave of the Senate, to be
determined without debate....

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-
bate

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An appeal may be taken from the decision of the Chair
on a question of order......

19 The Chair may submit any question of order to the deci

sion of the Senate ...
When an appeal is taken from the decision of the Chair,

any subsequent question of order or appeal shall be

decided without debate
Ar: appeal may be laid on the table, which shall be re-

garded as sustaining the decision of the Chair ....

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Papers. When the reading of a paper is called for, and ob

jection be made, it shall be submitted to the Senate

without debate ..
No papers, except original treaties, shall, without leave

of the Senate, be withdrawn from its files .....
Vhen an act has passed the settler nt of a private
claim, the Secretary may transmit the papers to the ac-
counting officers.

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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be withdrawn without leaving copies with the Secre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 ...
Manner of presentation of.
Orderin which the Chair shall call for, in the morning hour.
Order to print in Record covers body of petition only...
No petition or other paper signed by citizens or subjects

of a foreign power shall be received unless through the

President ..
Every petition shall be referred without putting the ques-

tion, unless there be objection....
Flurality of votes. Select committees and the members of

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 ......
To a bill shall be last put to question, and may also be

laid on the table....
President pro tempore. (See Presiding Officer.)
Presiding Officer of the Senate. In the absence of the Vice-

President, the Senate shall choose a President pro tem-
pore.
Tenure of office of President pro tempore ...
In the absence of the Vice-President and pending the

election of a President pro tempore, the Secretary, or,
in his absence, the Chief Clerk, shall perform the

duties of the Chair...
He shall have the right to name a Senator to occupy the

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
name a Senator to occupy the Chair.....

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He may at any time lay before the Senate bills or other

matter sent to the Senate by the President or House of
Representatives

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The Presiding Officer shall decide every question of order
without debate, subject to an appeal to the Senate....

19 He may submit any question of order without decision

to the Senate...
Printing. Every motion to print, except to print bills,

reports of committees, resolutions, communications
irom State legislatures and conventions, and motions
to print, made by direction of committees, shall be
referred to the Committee on.

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All reports of committees, unless for the dispatch of busi-
ness the printing be dispensed with, shall be printed.. 29

3 28 Motions to print additional numbers shall be referred to the Committee on

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28 When the cost of printing additional numbers shall

exceed five hundred dollars, it shall be by concurrent
resolution ....

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Every bill, joint resolution, and report of committee shall
be printed unless ...

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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,
and shall be decided without debate

9 Privileges of the floor.

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Question of order shall be decided by the Chair, without

debate, subject to an appeal to the Senate. Every.... 20 I 19

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Question of order. The Chair may submit any question of or

der to the decision of the Senate....
When an appeal is taken from the decision of the Chair,

any subsequent question of order or appeal shall be de

cided without debate..
An appeal from the decision of the Chair may be laid on

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.
Question under debate contains several points, any Senator

may call for a division. If the ....
But a motion to strike out and insert shall not be divided.
But, pending a motion to strike out and insert, each part

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.....
A majority of the Senators present may request or com-

pel the attendance of Senators to make a..
Pending the execution of the order requiring the pres-

ence of absent Senators, no debate or motion shall be
in order but to adjourn

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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
Recess. Pending the consideration of a question, a motion,

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
by a majority....

13 I 14 When a bill or other matter shall have gone out of the

possession of the Senate, the motion to reconsider
shall be accompanied by a request for the return of
the same...

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
be in order to move to reconsider.....

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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..
A motion to reconsider a vote on a nomination returned

to the President must be accompanied by a request for
its return to the Senate

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 ,

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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..

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2 16 Relevant to the subject-matter thereof. No amendment shall

be proposed to any general appropriation bill which
shall not be germane or ......

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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 ...

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