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will introduce a bill for an act providing for the consolidation of corporations.
L. G. DAVIS.
Cheyenne, Jan. 19, 1901. Mr. President:
I give notice that tomorrow or on some subsequent day I will introduce a bill for an act concerning the leasing and releasing of state lands.
L. G. DAVIS. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. The following reports of standing committees were received: Sixth Legislature of the State of Wyoming.
Cheyenne, Jan. 19, 1901. Mr. President:
Your Committee on Joint Rules beg leave to report as follows:
We recommend the adoption of the Joint Rules of the Fifth Legislative Assembly, a printed copy of which rules is attached to this report.
JOINT RULES FOR THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REP
RESENTATIVES. 1. In every case of amendment to a bill, joint resolution or memorial, agreed to in one house and dissented from in the other, if either house shall request a conference and appoint a committee to confer, the other house shall appoint a like committee, and such committees shall meet at a convenient hour, to be agreed upon by their respective chairmen, and shall confer upon the differences between the two houses and shall report as early as convenient the result of their conference in their respective houses for action.
2. When a message shall be sent from either house it sball be announced at the door by the doorkeeper, and shall be delivered to the chair by the person by whom it may be sent.
3. Messages sball be sent by such persons as a sense of propriety in each house may determine to be proper.
4. Notice of the action of either house to the other shall be on paper, and under the signature of the chief clerk of the house from which such notice is to be conveyed.
5. A standing committee, to be known as the joint committee on printing, composed of five members, two of whom shall be from the Senate and three from the House of Representatives, shall be appointed, the presiding officer of each house selecting the members to which the house is entitled.
6. Every bill, joint resolution or memorial which shall have passed both houses, shall then be duly enrolled by the enrolling clerk of the house in which it originated. It shall then be referred to the committee on enrolling, who shall carefully examine it, compare it with the engrossed bill and any amendment or amendments that may have been passed after i was engrossed, and shall correct any errors that may appear in it. They shall then report the result of such examination to the house in which the bill, joint resolution or memorial originated.
7. After an examination and report each bill shall be signed, first by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or by the Speaker elected or appointed pro tem., then by the President of the Senate or by the Vice President.
8. When a bill, joint resolution or memorial shall have been thus signed, the chief clerk shall endorse on the back thereof a certificate specifying in which house the same orig. inated. It shall then be presented by the enrolling committee of the house in which the same originated to the Governor of the State for his approval. After having performed said duty the committee shall report to the house in which the paper originated the day and hour of presentation to the Governor, which facts shall be entered upon the journal of said house. Said committee is further empowered to report at any time to either house any matter committed to it.
9. When a bill, joint resolution or memorial which shall have passed in one house shall be rejected by the other, notice thereof shall be immediately given to the house in which the same shall have been passed.
10. When a bill, joint resolution or memorial which has been passed in one house shall be rejected by the other it shall not be brought in again during the same session without a notice of three days, and leave of a majority of that house in which it shall be renewed; but the same bill, joint resolution or memorial shall not be presented more than twice in either house.
11. Each house shall transmit to the other house all papers on which any bills, joint resolution or memorials shall be founded.
12. When any bill, joint resolution or memorial shall be introduced in one house, notice thereof shall be immediately transmitted to the other house.
13. Any standing committee of the Senate acting with the corresponding committee of the House, may by vote of the two houses act together on a joint committee for the preparation and introduction of bills of general interest, and such bills may be introduced simultaneously in both houses.
Sixth Legislature of the State of Wyoming.
Cheyenne, Jan. 19, 1901. Mr. President:
Your Committee No. 25, on Rules and Joint Rules, beg leave to report the following joint rules relating to the election of a United States Senator: JOINT RULES RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF A SEX
ATOR IN CONGRESS FROM THIS STATE. Be It Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the State of Wyoming: That the following rules relating to the election of a Senator in Congress during this session of the Legislature be and the same are hereby adopted:
1. The Senate and House of Representatives shall separately, in their respective halls, proceed to elect one Senator in Congress from this State at 11:20 o'clock a. m. in the Senate and 11:10 o'clock a. m. in the House of Representatives, on the second Tuesday after the meeting and organization of this Legislature, to-wit: on the 22nd day of January, 1901, and at that time one ballot shall be taken for a Senator in Congress for the term of six years, beginning March 4th, 1901.
2. The name of each person voting, and of each person voted for, shall be entered on the journal, together with a statement as to whether any person received a majority of the votes given.
3. At 12 o'clock noon of the following day, to-wit: on the 23d day of January, 1901, the members of the Legislature shall convene in joint assembly in the hall of the House of Repre. sentatives, the President of the Senate presiding, and the journal of each house shall be read, and if the same person has tie. ceived a majority of all the votes in each house for said term, he shall be declared duly elected Senator for that term. If the same person has not received a majority of the votes in each house, the joint assembly shall then proceed to choose a person for Senator for such term, and the person who receives a majority of all the votes of the joint assembly-a majority of all The members elected to both houses being present and votingshall be declared duly elected. If no person receives such majority on the first day, the joint assembly shall meet at 12 o'clock noon, on each succeeding day during the session of the Legislature, and shall take at least one ballot, until a Senator is elected for said term.
4. Proceedings of the joint assembly shall be entered upon the journal of each house.
5. On the taking of each ballot the roll shall be called, and each member present shall openly, by viva voce vote, name one person for Senator in Congress for the term then being filled. The presiding officers of the Senate and House of Representatives shall issue certificates certifying to the election of such Senator.
Chairman. On motion of Mr. McBride, the report of the committee on joint rules, recommending the adoption of the joint rules of the Fifth State Legislature for the Sixth State Legislature was adopted.
On motion of Mr. McBride the report of the committee on rules and joint rules submitting joint rules relating to the election of a United States Senator was adopted.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. The following Senate Joint Resolution was introduced and read first time:
S. J. R. No. 1, by Mr. Rusk-Providing for the appointment of a committee to visit the State Penitentiary at Rawlins and defining the duties of said committee.
At the request of Mr. Rusk said S. J. R. No. 1 was by unanimous consent referred to the committee of the whole.
On motion of Mr. Rusk the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole for the consideration of bills on the general file. Mr. Osmond in the chair.
l'pon rising the committee of the whole presented the following report: The Legislature of the State of Wyoming.
Cheyenne, Jan. 19th, 1901. Mr. President:
Your committee of the whole, having had under consideration Senate Joint Resolutions on general file, beg leave to report as follows: We recommend that S. J. R. No. 1 as read do pass.
Chairman. On motion of Mr. Iredale the report of the committee of the whole was adopted.
SIGNING OF HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION.
The chairman of the House Committee on Enrollment was announced with House Joint Resolution No. 2 providing for a committee to examine accounts of the Auditor and Treasurer. Mr. President announced that he was about to sign H. J. R. No. 2, and he did, in the presence of the Senate, affix his official signature thereto.
Moved by Mr. Rusk that the rules be suspended for the purpose of placing S. J. R. No. 1 on its second and third reading and final passage, the same being considered an engrossed copy.
Ayes-Balch, Black, Brittain, Davis, Griffin, Iredale, Madden, McBride, McGill, Nichols, Osmond, Rusk, Thomas, Verbryck and Mr. President-15.
Absent--Guernsey, Hawk, Sullivan, Williams—4.
Whereupon said S. J. R. No. 1 was read second and third time, considered an engrossed copy and passed by the following vote:
Ayes–Balch, Black, Brittain, Davis, Griffin, Iredale, Madden, McBride, McGill, Nichols, Osmond, Rusk, Thomas, Verbryck, and Mr. President-15.
Absent-Guernsey, Hawk, Sullivan, Williams-4.
And thereupon Mr. President announced that S. J. R. No. 1, having received an affirmative vote of a majority of all the members elected to the Senate of the Sixth State Legislature, had duly passed the Senate.
On motion the Senate then stood in recess until 2 o'clock N. m.
AFTERNOON SESSION. The Senate was called to order at 2 o'clock p. m., Mr. I'resident in the chair.
The following communication was received from the
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 19, 1901.
Cheyenne. Sir: Pursuant to the provisions of Section 625, R. S. 1899, I have the honor to report the following balances at the close of business, Jan. 15, 1901, in the funds appropriated by said act, to-wit: Deaf, dumb and blind land income fund
$ 2,600.41 Insane asylum land income fund..
1,289.90 Fish Hatchery land income fund..
474.79 Penitentiary in Albany county, land income fund. 3,052 57 University land income fund.--
2,540.13 State charitable, educational, penal and reformatory institutions land income fund.--
-- 19,218.48 Penal, reformatory or educational institutions in Carbon county land income fund...
1,849.23 Miner's hospital land income fund..