Neely's Parliamentary Practice

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Abingdon Press, 1914 - 231 pages

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Page 205 - If any member, in speaking, or otherwise, transgress the rules of the House, the Speaker shall, or any member may, call to order ; in which case the member so called to order shall immediately sit down, unless permitted to explain, and the House shall, if appealed to, decide...
Page 167 - When through the amendments of the committee, the Speaker pauses, and gives time for amendments to be proposed in the 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 178 - But if the bill came from the other house, as it always comes engrossed, ho states that the question will be, whether it shall be read a third time ? and before he has so reported the state of the bill, no one is to speak to it.
Page 179 - Senate. In reducing numerous, difficult, and illegible amendments into the text, the Secretary may, with the most innocent intentions, commit errors which can never again be corrected. The bill being now as perfect as its friends can make it, this is the proper stage for those fundamentally opposed to make their first attack.
Page 113 - A motion to adjourn, simply, cannot be amended, as by adding "to. a particular day;" but must be put simply "that this House do now adjourn;" and if carried in the affirmative, it is adjourned to the next sitting day, unless it has come to & previous resolution, " that at its rising it will adjourn to a particular day," and then the House is adjourned to that day.
Page 178 - Is now to be considered as in a committee of the whole; and the question will be, whether It shall be read a third time? or that it may be referred to a special committee?] SECTION XXVI.
Page 170 - Quasi-Committee, to the laws which regulate the proceedings of Committees of the Whole?] The particulars in which these differ from proceedings In the House are the following: 1. In a committee every member may speak as often as he pleases. 2. The votes of a committee may be rejected or altered when reported to the House. 3 A committee, even of the whole, cannot refer any matter to another committee. In a committee, no previous question can be taken; the only means to avoid any improper discussion...
Page 108 - The delay and interruption which this might be made to produce, evince the impossibility of the existence -of such a right. There is, indeed, so manifest a propriety of permitting every member to have as much information as possible on every question on which he is to vote, that when he desires...
Page 108 - PAPERS. Where papers are laid before the house, or referred to a committee, every member has a right to have them once read at the table, before he can be compelled to vote on them.
Page 119 - Questions of privilege shall be, first, those affecting the rights of the House collectively, its safety, dignity, and the integrity of its proceedings ; second, the rights, reputation, and conduct of members individually in their representative capacity only...

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