Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, 1841–1845

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One to refer to a select Committee. A Motion to Adjourn shall always be in Order; that, & a Motion to lie on the Table, shall be taken without debate.
26th.. The previous question shall be in this Form, “Shall the Main question be now put?” It shall only be admitted when demanded by a Majority of the Members present; until it is decided, shall preclude all Amendment & further debate on the Main question, & upon said question there shall be no debate.
27th.. Any Member may call for the division of a Question where the sense will admit of it, but a question to strike out & insert, shall be indivisible.
28th.. When a Question is carried in the affirmative by Yeas & Nays any Member may enter on the Journal, his reasons for dissenting.
29th.. It shall not be in Order to introduce a Bill, unless by way of Report from Committee, or leave be previously asked & obtained.
30th.. Every Bill or Resolution requiring the Signature of the Mayor & Recorder, shall receive three several Reading's previous to its Passage.
31st.. The first reading of a Bill shall be for information, & if opposition be made to it, the question shall be, “Shall this Bill be rejected?” If no opposition be made it shall go to the second reading without a question, when it shall be open for discussion and amendment, or such order as the Council may think proper to take, except the question on the Passage thereof, which can only be taken, on the day of the introduction of the Bill, by the Consent of two thirds of the Members present.
32nd.. Before any Bill or Resolution requiring the Signature of the Mayor & Recorder, shall be read a third Time, the question shall be put “Shall this Bill be read a third time?” & if a Majority of the [p. 49]
One to refer to a select Committee. A Motion to Adjourn shall always be in Order; that, & a Motion to lie on the Table, shall be taken without debate.
26th.. The previous question shall be in this Form, “Shall the Main question be now put?” It shall only be admitted when demanded by a Majority of the Members present; until it is decided, shall preclude all Amendment & further debate on the Main question, & upon said question there shall be no debate.
27th.. Any Member may call for the division of a Question where the sense will admit of it, but a question to strike out & insert, shall be indivisible.
28th.. When a Question is carried in the affirmative by Yeas & Nays any Member may enter on the Journal, his reasons for dissenting.
29th.. It shall not be in Order to introduce a Bill, unless by way of Report from Committee, or leave be previously asked & obtained.
30th.. Every Bill or Resolution requiring the Signature of the Mayor & Recorder, shall receive three several Reading's previous to its Passage.
31st.. The first reading of a Bill shall be for information, & if opposition be made to it, the question shall be, “Shall this Bill be rejected?” If no opposition be made it shall go to the second reading without a question, when it shall be open for discussion and amendment, or such order as the Council may think proper to take, except the question on the Passage thereof, which can only be taken, on the day of the introduction of the Bill, by the Consent of two thirds of the Members present.
32nd.. Before any Bill or Resolution requiring the Signature of the Mayor & Recorder, shall be read a third Time, the question shall be put “Shall this Bill be read a third time?” & if a Majority of the [p. 49]
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