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STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

20.

If a question in debate contains several propositions, any member may have the same divided.

21. A member called to order must immediately sit down unless permitted to explain, and the House, if appealed to, must decide the case. If there be no appeal, the decision of the chair shall stand. On appeal no member shall speak more than once without leave of the House. When a member is called to order for offensive language there shall be no debate.

22. A bill can only be introduced on the report of a committee, or on a call for bills, or by a motion for leave.

23. Every bill, before being introduced shall be in typewritten form and shall have endorsed thereon its title, and every bill and resolution shall have endorsed thereon the name of the member introducing the same, and when ordered by a committee the name of such committee shall be endorsed thereon.

24.

Every bill, memorial, order and resolution, requiring the approval of the governor, or a change in the constitution of the state of North Dakota, shall, after second reading, be referred to its appropriate committee, and if reported without amendment shall pass to its third reading, unless otherwise ordered, and when amended it shall go to committee of the whole House.

25. All bills shall be properly engrossed before their final passage.

26. No amendment shall be received on the third reading, except to fill blanks, without unanimous consent of the House, but all bills and resolutions may be recommitted at any time previous to their passage. If any amendment be reported on such recommitment by any other than a committee of the whole, it shall be read a second time, and the question of third reading and passage then put.

27. No motion or proposition on a subject different from that under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment; no bill or resolution shall at any time be amended by annexing thereto, or incorporating therewith, any other bill or resolution pending before the House.

28. In forming a committee of the whole House the speaker shall appoint a chairman to preside.

29. Bills committed to the committee of the whole House shall be read, be open to amendment and debated by sections, unless otherwise ordered, leaving the title to be last considered; all amendments shall be noted in writing and reported to the House by the chairman.

30. All questions, whether in committee, or in the House, shall be put in the order in which they are moved, except

in the case of privileged questions, and in filling blanks the largest sum and the longest time shall be first put.

31. A similar mode of procedure shall be observed with bills which have originated in and passed the Senate as with bills which have originated in the House, except that they shall not be printed, nor engrossed nor enrolled.

32. No motion for reconsideration shall be in order unless on the same day or the day following that on which the decision proposed to be considered took place, nor unless one of the majority shall move a reconsideration.

33. When notice of intention to move the reconsideration of any bill or joint resolution shall be given by a member, the clerk of the House shall retain the said bill or joint resolution until after the time during which the said motion can be made unless the same can previously be disposed of.

34. Any member who votes on the majority side of a question may move a reconsideration of the same, which motion shall be decided by a majority vote.

35. The rules of the House shall be observed in committee of the whole House so far as may be applicable except that the ayes and nays shall not be called, the previous question enforced nor the time of speaking limited.

36. A motion that the committee rise shall always be in order and shall be decided without debate.

37. No bill reported from standing or select committees or from the committee of the whole shall come up for a third reading until the first day after such report unless the House by a two-thirds vote otherwise orders.

38. Standing committees shall be appointed on the following subjects:

On rules to consist of nine members.

On mileage and per diem to consist of three members.
On judiciary to consist of fifteen members.

One ways and means to consist of eleven members.
On railroads to consist of fifteen members.
On appropriations to consist of fifteen members.
On engrossment to consist of nine members.
On enrollment to consist of nine members.

On education to consist of nine members.

On elections and privileges to consist of nine members. On municipal corporations to consist of nine members. On corporations other than municipal to consist of nine members.

On agriculture to consist of thirteen members.
On public printing to consist of nine members.

On irrigation to consist of nine members.

On insurance to consist of nine members.
On banking to consist of eleven members.

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On labor to consist of nine members.

On immigration to consist of nine members.

On apportionment to consist of a member from each senatorial district.

On schools and public lands to consist of nine members. On public health to consist of nine members.

On military affairs to consist of nine members.

On warehouses, grain grading and dealing to consist of fifteen members.

On federal relations to consist of nine members.

On mines and mining to consist of nine members.

On temperance to consist of nine members.

On highways, bridges and ferries to consist of nine members.

On state affairs to consist of fifteen members.

On supplies and expenditures to consist of nine members.

On forestry to consist of nine members.

On public debt to consist of nine members.

On woman suffrage to consist of nine members.
On manufauctures to consist of nine members.

On counties and county boundaries to consist of nine members.

On taxes and tax laws to consist of fifteen members. On coal lands and mining to consist of nine members. On live stock industry to consist of eleven members. On revision and correction of the journal to consist of seven members.

Also joint committees on the following subjects:
On public buildings to consist of nine members.

On charitable institutions to consist of nine members.
On penal institutions to consist of nine members.
On educational institutions to consist of nine members.
On state library to consist of nine members.
On joint rules to consist of nine members.

39. The first named member of each committee shall be the chairman and in his absence or being excused by the House the next named member and so on as often as the case shall happen, shall act as chairman.

40. The committee on engrossment shall examine all bills after they are engrossed and report the same to the House correctly engrossed before their third reading; said committee may report at any time.

41. The committee on enrollment shall examine all House bills and memorials which have passed the twoHouses, and when reported correctly enrolled, they shall be presented to the presiding officers of the House and Senate for their signatures, and when so signed, presented

to the governor for his approval; said committee may report at any time.

42. Select committees to whom reference shall have been made, must, in all cases, report 2 state of facts and their opinion thereon to the House.

43. In all cases where a bill, order or resolution, or motion shall be entered upon the journal of the House, the name of the member moving the same shall be entered on the journal.

44. No person shall be admitted within the bar of the House except the executive, members of the Senate, state officers, judges of the supreme and district courts, members of congress, ex-members of the legislative assembly, delegates to the state constitutional convention, all federal officers of the state and reporters for newspapers, except by vote of the House.

45. After calling the House to order, the order of business for the day shall be as follows:

1. Prayer by the chaplain.

2. Calling the roll.

3.

Reference of the journal.

4.

Presentation of petitions and communications.

5. Reports of standing committees.

6. Reports of select committees.

7. Motions and resolutions.

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rials.

Unfinished business.

Introduction of bills and memorials.

First and second reading of House bills and memo

11. Third reading of the same.

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rials.

14. Third reading of the same.

15.

Consideration of messages from the Senate.

First and second reading of senate bills and memo

Consideration of general orders.

46. Whenever the report of any committee of conference contains several modifications or amendments, any member may have the same divided, and the question of concurrence taken separately upon each modification or amendment.

47. When the House has arrived at "the general orders of the day" it shall go into committee of the whole upon such orders, or a particular order designated by a vote of the House; and no other business shall be in order until the whole are considered or passed, or the committee rise; and unless a particular bill is ordered up the committee of the whole shall consider, act upon, or pass the general order, according to the order of reference.

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48. The speaker may leave the chair, and appoint a member to preside, but not for a longer time than one day, except by leave of the House.

49. The rules of parliamentary practice adopted by the House of Representatives of the United States shall govern the House in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the standing rules and orders of the House, and the joint rules and orders of the. Senate and House of Representatives

50. No rule of the House shall be suspended, altered or amended without the concurrence of two-thirds of the members of the whole House.

51. The hour of daily meeting of the House shall be 2 o'clock in the afternoon, until the House directs otherwise.

52. The ayes and nays shall not be ordered unless demanded by one-sixth of the members present, except on the final passage of hills, concurrent resolutions to amend the constitution, and memorials, in which case ayes and nays shall be had without demand.

53. In case all the members of any committee, required or entitled to report on any subject referred to them, cannot agree upon any report, the majority and minority may each make a special report, and any member dissenting in whole or in part from the reasoning and conclusions of both majority and minority may also present to the House a statement of his reasonings and conclusions; and all reports, if decorous in language and respectful to the House, shall be entered at length on the journal

54. No smoking shall be allowed in the House while in session.

55. No member or other person shall remain by the clerk's desk when the ayes and nays are being called.

56. In case of any disturbance or disorderly conduct in the lobby or gallery, the speaker or chairman of the committee of the whole shall have power to order the same to be cleared.

57. No member or officer of the House, unless he from illness or other cause shall be unable to attend, shall absent himself from a session of the House during an entire day without having first obtained leave of absence, and no one shall be entitled to draw pay while absent more than one day without leave.

58. Neither the chief clerk nor his assistants shall permit any records or papers belonging to the House to be taken out of their custody otherwise than in the regular course of business. The chief clerk shall report all missing bills, resolutions and papers to the speaker; shall have general supervision of all clerical duties appertaining to the

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