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In the county of Wayne, one.
THE LEGISLATIVE LAW.
CHAP. 37, LAWS OF 1909.
AN ACT in relation to legislation, constituting chapter
thirty-two of the consolidated laws.
I. Short title.
($8 40-49). IV. Legislative committees; testimony in legislative
proceedings (88 60-66). V. Laws repealed; when to take effect (88 90, 91).
§ 1. Short title.- This chapter shall be known as the “ Legislative Law.”
Members, Officers and Employees of the Legislature.
3. Expulsion of members.
Section 8. Appointments to be entered on journals.
9. Stenographers to special committees.. 10. Compensation of officers and employees. 11. Compensation during extra sessions and im
peachment trials. 12. Attendance of officers of each session at open
ing of next session. 13. Officers remaining after adjournment. 14. Undertaking of clerk of each house. 15. Duties of clerks. 16. Supplies furnished by clerks. 17. Accountability of clerks to comptroller. 18. Duties of postmasters and assistants. 19. Duties of stenographers. 20. Detail of officers and employees for special
duties. 21. Limitation of legislative expenses. 22. Custody of legislative papers and documents. 23. Appropriation bills, how referred. 24. Drafting and revising of bills.
§ 2. Exemption of members and officers from arrest.A member of the legislature shall be privileged from arrest in a civil action or proceeding other than for a forfeiture or breach of trust in public office or ployment, while attending upon its session, and for fourteen days before and after each session, or while absent for not more than fourteen days during the session with leave of the house of which he is a member.
An officer of either house shall be privileged from arrest in such a civil action or proceeding while in actual attendance upon the house. Either house shall have the power to discharge from arrest any of its members or officers arrested in violation of his privilege from arrest.
§ 3. Expulsion of members. Each house has the
power to expel any of its members, after the report of a committee to inquire into the charges against him shall have been made.
§ 4. Contempts of either house.- Each house way punish by imprisonment not extending beyond the same session of the legislature, as for a contempt, for the following offenses only:
1. Arresting a member or officer of either house in violation of his privilege from arrest;
2. Disorderly conduct of its members, officers others in the immediate view and presence of the house, tending to interrupt its proceedings;
3. The publication of a false and malicious report of its proceedings, or of the conduct of a member in his legislative capacity;
4. Giving or offering a bribe to a member, or attempting, by menace or other corrupt means, directly or indirectly, to influence a member in giving or withholding his vote, or in not attending meetings of the house of which he is a member;
5. Neglect to attend or to be examined as a witness before the house or committee thereof, or vpon reasonable notice to produce any material books, papers, or documents, when duly required to give testimony or to produce such books, papers, or documents in a legislative proceeding, inquiry, or investigation.
§ 5. Payment of salaries of members.— The salary of a member of the legislative shall be payable during the session, from time to time, at the rate of ten dollars per day, at any time during the session, for the number of days then expired, not exceeding in the aggregate fourteen hundred dollars, before the final adjournment of the legislature. The balance of such salary shall be payable at the final adjournment of the legislature.
§ 6. Officers and employees of the senate.- The president and temporary president of the senate may each appoint a clerk, a stenographer and a messenger. The senate may choose a clerk, a sergeant-at-arms, an assistant sergeant-at-arms, a stenographer, a principal doorkeeper and first assistant doorkeeper. The clerk of the senate may appoint one assistant clerk, a journal clerk, two assistant journal clerks, an executive clerk, five deputy clerks, an index clerk, an assistant index clerk, a revision clerk who shall be an expert in matters pertaining to that position, a librarian, an assistant librarian, a financial clerk, a messenger to the financial clerk, a clerk’s messenger, a superintendent of documents, four assistant superintendents of documents, a superintendent of the wrapping department, four assistant superintendents of the wrapping department, a postmaster, an assistant postmaster, a postoffice messenger, ten assistant doorkeepers, a janitor, and two assistant janitors of the senate chamber and its ante-rooms, a clerk, a stenographer and a messenger to each of the committees on finance, on affairs of cities and on judiciary; a clerk to each of the committees on rodes, railroads, canals, insurance, taxation and re