Municipal Manual of the City of Detroit

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Page 69 - An article in this Constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of two-thirds of the members present at...
Page 75 - Questions shall be distinctly put in this form, to wit: "As many as are of opinion that (as the question may be) say aye ;" and, after the affirmative voice is expressed, " as many as are of the contrary opinion say no.
Page 65 - It shall only be admitted when demanded by a majority of the members present; and its effect shall be to put an end to all debate, and to bring the House to a direct vote upon a motion to commit if such motion shall have been made ; and if this motion does not prevail, then upon amendments reported by a committee, if any ; then upon pending amendments, and then upon the main question.
Page 69 - The rules of parliamentary practice, comprised in Jefferson's Manual, 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 joint rules of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Page 61 - Touching the duty of the Speaker. 1. He shall take the Chair every day precisely at the hour to which the House shall have adjourned on the preceding day; shall immediately call the members to order; and, on the appearance of a quorum, shall cause the Journal of the preceding day to be read.
Page 72 - He shall have the right to name any member to perform the duties of the chair, but such substitution shall not extend beyond an adjournment.
Page 76 - ... 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 on the case, but without debate ; if there be no appeal the decision of the chair shall be submitted to.
Page 65 - The previous question shall be put in this form: " Shall the main question be now put?" It shall only be admitted when demanded by a majority of the members present; and, until it is decided, shall preclude all amendment, and further debate of the main question.
Page 66 - No motion or proposition on a subject different from that under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment.
Page 78 - When a question is under is under debate, no motion shall be received, except: 1. To adjourn. 2. To lay on the table. 3. For the previous question. 4. To postpone to a day certain. 5. To commit. 6. To amend. 7. To postpone indefinitely.

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