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must be forwarded so as to reach the Registrar five clear days* before the day of meeting. The Registrar shall, two clear days before the day of meeting, forward to each member of the Senate a statement of all the motions and amendments; and no motion or amendment, of which such notice has not been given, shall be put to the Meeting, other than a motion for dissolution, adjournment, or suspension of the sitting, for passing to the next business on the statenient, for directing the Syndicate to review their decision, or an amendment which shall be accepted by the Chairman as merely formal.
N.B.—The Chancellor, or in his absence the Vice-Chancellor, or, in the absence of both, a Fellow elected by the Meeting, presides at the meetings of the Senate. The Senior Fellow present shall take the chair for and until such election only. Six members of the Senate form a quorum, and all questions are decided by a majority of the votes of the members present, the Chairman, in case of an equality of votes, having a bocond or casting vote (Act XXII of 1857, section IX).
VII.-ORDER OF BUSINESS. 42. Each Fellow, before he takes his place, shall write his name on & slip of paper which shall be provided for the purpose at the entrance of the place of Meeting, and which he shall then deliver to the door.
43. At the expiration of half an hour from the time of Meeting, the Chairman shall take notice whether there are six Fellows present; and if there are not, the Meeting shall forthwith be dissolved. Such dissolution shall be recorded by the Registrar ander the signature of the Chairman.
44. At every Meeting the business to be entertained shal, unless the Meeting shall by special vote otherwise determine, be taken in the following order:
(1) The election, if it is part of the business to be entertained at the Meeting, of the Chairman.
(2) The election, if it is part of the business to be entertained at the Meeting, of any official of the University.
(3) Any motion for a change in the order of business.
(4) Any business and motions of which due notice has been given in the order in which such business and motions are entered in the statement of the business and motions to be brought forward subject to the provisions of this Bye-law and to Bye-law 50.
VIII.-RULES OF DEBATE.
(i) Motions. 45. Every motion shall be affirmative in form, and shall begin with the word That.
46. Every motion at a Meeting must be seconded; otherwise it will drop. Any Fellow may second a motion, by saying “ That motion is seconded by me,” and may reserve his speech.
47. When a motion has been seconded, it shall be stated from the Chair, which shall be done by the Chairman saying "The proposal is,” and concluding in the terms of the motion,
“Five clear days” means five days exclusive of the day on which notice reaches the Registrar and of the day of meeting. Thus, if the meeting is fixed for Thursday, the notice must reach the Registrar on the previous Friday; if for Saturday, the notice must reach hins on the previous Saturday.
48. When the proposal has been thus stated, it may be discussed as a question to be resolved simply in the affirmative or negative, or as proposed to be varied by way of amendment. When, before or after debate, no Fellow rises to speak to the motion, the Chairman shall proceed to put the question to the vote in the manner hereinafter mentioned.
49. Not more than one proposal and one amendment thereto shall be placed before the Meeting at the same time.
50. A substantive proposal once brought forward shall not be proposed a second time at the same Meeting, or at any adjournment there. of
. A proposal substantially identical in part with one already brought forward may be brought forward with the omission of such part.
(ii) Amendments. 51. Any proposal before the Meeting may be amended (1) by simply leaving out a word or words ; (2) by leaving out a word or words and adding or inserting a word or words ; (3) by simply adding or inserting a word or words.
52. No amendment shall be proposed which would reduce a proposal to a negative form, or would alter the first word.
53. No amendment shall be proposed which substantially raises a question already disposed of by the Meeting, or is inconsistent with any resolution already passed by it.
54. The order in which amendments to a proposal are to be brought forward shall be determined by the Chairman with reference to their extent and mutual relation subject to Bye-law 44 (3) and (4).
55. An amendment may be moved by any Fellow who has not already spoken in the debate, and must be seconded in the same way as a motion; otherwise it will drop. An amendment, the substance of which has been disposed of in part, may be modified by its proposer so as to retain only the part not 80 disposed of.
56. When an amendment has been moved and seconded, it shall be stated from the Chair, and then the debate may proceed on the original proposal and the amendment together; but, so far as the question raised by the amendment is one on which he has not yet spoken, any Pellow may speak to that question, though he bas spoken to the original question, or a previous amendment.
(üi) Putting the Question; Further Amendments. 57. When the debate is concluded, the Chairman shall put the question to the vote thus :If there is no amendment, the Chairman shall say “The proposal is,”
and conelude in the terms of the motion. If there is an amendment he shall say “It has been moved,” and state the motion; then he shall say “Since which it has been moyed by way of amendment,” and state the amendment; and then, if the amendment is one of the first two kinds, he shall put the question “Shall the words (or word) proposed to be left out be retained.”. If the amendment is of the second kind, and the last-mentioned
question has been resolved in the affirmative, the amendment shall
58. If an amendment is negatived, the original motion shall be again stated from the Chair, and, subject to the foregoing Bye-laws, any other amendment duly notified shall then be proposed thereto.
59. If an amendment is carried, the proposal as amended shall be stated from the Chair, and may then be debated as a substantive ques. tion, to which the further amendments to the original pioposal of which due notioe has been given and so far as they shall be applicable, niay be proposed subject to the foregoing Bye-laws; and such further amendments shall be disposed of in the same manner as the original amendment. - 60. No question shall be withdrawn from the decision of the Meeting without its unanimous consent; but this consent shall be presumed if the mover states his wish to withdraw the motion, and the Chair man, after an interval, announces that it is withdrawn.
(iv) Adjournments, dc. 61. A proposal “That this Meeting be now dissolved” or “ be now adjourned to (some specified time)” may be moved at any time as a distinct question, but not as an amendment, nor so as to interrupt a speech. If a motion for dissolution is carried, the business before the Meeting shall drop.
62. A proposal “That the debate be now adjourned" may be moved at the like time and in the like manner as the motion « That this Meeting be now adjourned,” and if carried shall have the effect of postponing the debate till the next meeting. If it be negatived, the debate shall be resumed.
63. No amendment shall be moved to a proposal under either of the two last preceding Bye-laws, except one for substituting a different time for that for which it is proposed to adjourn the Meeting or debate.
64. A Meeting or a debate renewed or continued after an adjournment is to be deemed one with that preceding the adjournment, provided that if the meeting or debatė be adjourned to such date as to admit of the notice required by Rule 41, any amendment otherwise in order may be moved at an adjourned meeting if the notice so required be duly given,
65. The motion “That the Meeting pass to the next business on the statement” may be made at any time, in like manner and subject to the same rules as one for adjournment. If such a motion be carried, the proposal under consideration and the amendment thereto shall not be further dealt with at the Meeting.
66. No motion for the dissolution or for the adjournment of the Meeting, or for the adjournment of the debate, or for the suspension of the sitting, or to pass to the next business, shall be made or spoken to during a debate by any Fellow who has spoken in the debate. Any such motion shall take the place of any question that may be before the Meeting, and, if not withdrawn, must be disposed of before such question.
67. When a motion of the class contemplated in the last preceding Bye-law has been brought forward and negatived, no other motion of that class shall be again brought forward until after the lapse of what the Chairman shall deem a reasonable time ; nor shall a debate be allowed on such second or subsequent motion brought forward during a debate on the same proposal discussed alone, or the same pro. osal and amendment discussed togeth r, according to Rye-law 44.
(v) Miscellaneous. 68. On each proposal, or proposal and amendment in debate, a Fellow may speak onoe, subjeot to the provisions of Bye-laws 55 and 66.
09. The Fellow who is first ap, at the conclusion of a speech, has the right to be heard. In cases of competition the Chairman shall decide.
70. The mover of every original Resolation may reply upon the whole debate. But the mover of an amendment or of a dissolution or adjourament, or of the suspension of the sitting, or that the Meeting pass to the next business on the statement, has no right to reply.
71. No Fellow shall speak to the question after the mover has entered on his reply.
72. The Chairman has the same right of moving or seconding a motion or amendment and of addressing the Meeting as any other Fellow. But he shall vacate the chair whilst he is addressing the Meeting, and the chair. shall during such time be taken by the Senior Fellow present not being the Chairman.
73. Any Fellow may call the Chairman's attention to a point of order even whilst another Fellow is addressing the Meeting, but no speech shall be made on such point of order. Such a call pronounced by the Chairman to be vexatious, and any interruption or obstruction to the progress of the business before the Senate so pronounced to be enseemly or unreasonable, shall be deemed a breach of order.
74. The Chairman shall be the sole judge on any point of order, and may call any Fellow to order, and, if the Fellow so called to order shall in speaking disregard such call
, the Chairman may direct him to et down and thereon another Fellow may speak. In the event of any contamacious disregard of a ruling or call to order by the Chairman he may request the Fellow go offending to leave the Meeting, and on such requisition the Fellow named by the Chairman shall be suspended from his functions as a Fellow during the Meeting, and shall be bound immediately to withdraw.
75. Any motion standing in the name of a Member who is absent from a Meeting may be brought forward by any other Member.
(vi) Voting. 76. On putting any question to the vote, the Chairman shall call for an indication of the opinion of the Senate by a show of hands in the affirmative and negative, or by sitting and rising, and shall declare the result thereof according to his opinion.
77. Any Fellow may then demand a Division, except on a motion of the kind contemplated in Bye-laws 61 and 62. 78. The Chairman shall thereupon appoint four Tellers, two on each side; and shall give such directions for effecting the Division as he shall consider expedient. 79. Upon the Chairman announcing the Division to be begun, every Fellow who was present at the putting of the question and desires to Fote, shall signify his vote by giving to the Tellers for the side of tho question upon which he intends to vote, a paper stating his name.
8). Upon the Chairman announcing the Division to be closed, the Tellers shall state in writing the numbers on each side, sign the statement, and hand it to the Chairman, together with the papers (in To separate bundles) containing the names of the several voters an each side, whereupon the Chairman shall declare the result of the Division to the Meeting, and the Division Lists shall be recorded in the Minutes.
81. If, after a Division has been taken, five Fellows present shall in writing demand a scrutiny, the Chairman shall appoint two or more Fellows to act with the Tellers as Scrutineers; and such Scrutineers shall thereupon withdraw and compare the numbers with the names and such names with the list of the Senate for the time being, and shall report the facts found by them to the Chairman, who shall thereupon declare the result to the Meeting, and such declaration shall be conclusive.
82. Pending the scrutiny, the Chairman may, in his discretion, either suspend the sitting or call for such business as may, in his opinion, be most conveniently proceeded with. Business thus entered on shall be proceeded with ; but on its disposal the regular order of subjects, if it have been departed from, shall be resumed.
IX.-ELECTIONS OF UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS. 83. Elections by the Senate shall be conducted according to the rules hereinbefore provided, subject to the modification prescribed by the Bye-laws next following.
84. No Candidate shall be put in nomination at any Meeting of the Şenate for a seat on the Board of Accounts or as Registrar or at any Meeting of a Faculty for the office of Dean of such a Faculty, or Syndic, unless a proposition for his nomination in writing, signed by the intending proposer and seconder, shall have been handed in to the University office at least five clear days previously in the case of a nomination for a seat on the Board of Accounts or as Registrar, and at least four clear days previously in the case of a nomination for the office of Dean of a Faculty or Syndic. And the University Registrar shall, two clear_days before the Meeting, forward to every Member of the Senate or Faculty, as the case may be, a list of the proposed nominations.
85. In all cases of contested election, the election shall be by ballot by means of voting papers. In case of a contested election amongst more than two candidates for a single appointment, the candidate who has the smallest number of votes on a first ballot shall be withdrawn and another ballot between the remaining candidates shall then be taken; and so on until the number of candidates is reduced to two, when the final ballot between these two shall be taken. In case of a contested election for more than one appointment, each Fellow shall be entitled to give as many votes as there are appointments to be filled, but shall not give more than one yote for one person,
X,-ENDOWMENTS. 86. A Statement of all Endowments and Trust Funds held by the University shall be published annually in the University Calendar.
XI.-UNIVERSITY TERMS. 87. The University year for the Faculties of Arts, Law, Civil Engineer ing and Medicine shall be divided into two terms. In the Faculty of Arts the First Term shall commence on the Third of January and shall end on the 15th of April, provided always that if the 3rd of January falls on a Sunday the term shall commence on the day following, and in the Faoulty of Civil Engineering the First Term shall commence on the Third Monday in November and shall end on the Third Monday in April. In the Faculty