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Brevier Legislative Reports, Volume XXI, 1883, 311 pp.


Mr. SPANN, on "behalf of a majority of the Special Committee on Rules, submitted a report signed by himself, Lieutenant Governor Hanna and Mr. Graham recommending the adoption of the rules of the last session for the government of this Senate.

Mr. BROWN presented a minority report signed by himself and Mr. Bell recommending the adoption of a resolution, that the rules of the last regular and special sessions of the Indiana Senate be adopted as the rules for the present session of the Senate, except that the words "President of the," in line 2 of rule 8 be stricken out; and tha.t rule 1 be so amended that the Senate will convene ac 10 o'clock in the forenoon and 2 o'clock in the afternoon unless the Senate shall by motion have adjourned to some other hour ap- pointed by such motion.

This minority report was substituted for the majority report.

Mr. FOULKE moved to amend the report of the Committee on Rules by adding thereto the fol- lowing: "Except rule 28 which shall be amended so as to read; 'No motion or proposition on a subject different from that under consideration snail be admitted under color of amendment.'" He said-I move the amendment on the ground that rule 28 is practically a nugatory rule as it now stands.

Mr. BROWN: It seems to me it is not necessary to adopt this amendment. I am quite willing to agree with the Senator over the way [Mr. Foulke] to strike out this rule 28. His proposition is simply to assert what is part of the lex Parliamentary everywhere, and I don't think it ought to be adopted.

The amendment [Mr. Foulke's} was rejected.

{ The report of the Committee as amended, by substituting the minority for the majority, was adopted.

Mr. BROWN offered a resolution, which was adopted, for the appointment of a Committee of two on the part of the Senate, with a like Committee on the part of the House of Representatives, to serve as a Joint Committee on Rules.

The LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR appointed Messrs. Brown and Foulke such Committee on the part of the Senate.