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session, examine into the indebtedness of the Commonwealth, the revenues and expenditures of the preceding year, and prepare an estimate of the expense of the succeeding year, and make such report thereon as they may deem proper, and shall also examine into the state and manner of administration of the literary fund, and make such report thereon as they may deem proper.
25. To the committee on public institutions and educations shall be referred all bills and resolutions concerning education, and the penitentiary, lunatic asylums, a=the institution for the deaf, dumb and blind, the armory and other public property at the seat of government. And it shall be the duty of the said committee to examine at each session into the condition of the penitentiary, and make such report thereon as they may deem proper. Neither said committee nor a subcommittee thereof shall visit any public institution outside the city of Richmond without leave of the Senate first authorized and obtained.
26. To the committee on county, city and town organizations shall be referred all bills, resolutions and petitions concerning the formation of any new county, or the organization of any city or town.
27. To the committee on agriculture, mining and manufacturing, shall be referred all bills, resolutions and petitions concerning agriculture, manufacturing and mining, commerce and the mechanic arts, and also all matters relating to the department of labor.
28. to the committee on fish and game shall be referred all bills, resolutions and petitions concerning the oyster industry of the State, surveys of the public waters of the State affecting
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said industry, and all matters relating to fish and game.
29. to the committee on insurance, and banking shall be referred all bills, resolutions and petitions concerning insurance and banking.
30. The committee to examine the clerk's office shall see that all papers belonging thereto are properly filed, labelled and put ab=way in the presses, and that the books belonging to the office are chronologically arranged, and shall make an annual report thereof to the Senate.
31. The president of the Senate, the president pro tempore, and chairman of the committee on privileges and elections shall constitute a standing committee on rules, to whom all resolutions amending or altering the rules of the Senate shall be referred; and said committee shall report such amendments to said rules as in their judgment are necessary and proper.
VI. Order of Business.
32. After reading the journal, one hour, to be called the "morning hour," shall be devoted as follows:
I. To dispose of communications from the House of Delegates and the executive.
II. To receive reports from standing committees (for which purpose they shall be called by the clerk).
III. To receive reports from select committees.
IV. To receive resolutions, petitions and bills, on leave.
33. At the expiration of the morning hour the Senate shall proceed to the consideration of the calendar, as follows: