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962 SIXTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. 11. Ch. 145. 1917. Pwiw- bers: Proewkled, That either house may by a majority vote discharge ,,£"°""¥°°‘°°‘“""" a committee from the consideration of a measure and bring it before ' the bod for consideration. _ _ S¤bJ¤¤¢ ¤f *>m¤ *°· No bih, except general appropriation bills, shall be passed contain- °°m°d° in more than one subject which shall be clearly expressed in its title; but if any subject shall be embraced in ang act w ich shall not be expressed in the title, such actdshall be voi only as to so much reofasshallnotbesoe resse. ‘ ‘m°°dm°¤'°t°` thlio law shall be revived, gi? amended, or the provisions thereof extended or conferred by reference to its title only, but so much thereof as is revived, amended, extended, or conferred shall be reenacted and . ublished at len h. aaiiiiing dm: use P The presidin gbflicer of each house shall, in_ the presence of the house over whigi he presides, sign all bills a.nd mnt resolutions passed by the legislature, after their ti es shall have _ n lpplphcly read, 1m- mediatelyalbefore signing; and the fact of signing s be entered on the `oiu·n . •.£m°°”°°d °mpl°Y` The legislature shall prescribe b law the number, duties, and com- , pensation of the officers and employees of each house; and no pay- ment shall be made for services to the legislature from the treasury, or be in any way authorized to waéiny person, excegtlto an acting officer or cm lo ee elected or a in in ursuance o aw. i¤g°¤°¤ill`°°yi°'°°v° No shall be passe<l’,i:;’1pving anylextra compensation to any public officer, servant or employee, agent or contractor, after services shall have been rendered or contract made. ,,,yR'f,{"c_'“,,l‘}‘}, ’ Except as otherwise provided in this Act, no law shall extend the I i . term of any public officer, or increase or diminish his salary or emoluments aftergiis election or appointment, nor permit any officer or em lo ee to draw compensation for more than one office or position. Bmnuebivs- XII for raising revenue shall originate in the house of representatives, but the senate may propose or concur with amendments, as in case of other bills. ·*PP'°¤”’*“*°“ *"“‘· The general appropriation bill shall embrace nothing but appropriations for the ordinary expenses of the executive, legislative, and judicial de artments, interest on the public debt, and for public schools. & other appropriations shall be made by separate bills, each embracing but one subject. ,,,‘l,}.’d°,'§’,`j'Z`¤‘¥'°°"°" Every order, resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of both houses may be necessary, except on the question of adjournment, or relating solely to the transaction of business of the two houses, shall be presented to the gpvernor, and before it shall take eifect be approved by him or, eing disapproved, shall be r by twothirds of both houses, according to the rules and `tations prescribed in case of a bill. _,, f""“'"°' Any person who shall, directly or indirectly, offer, give, or promise any money or thing of value, testimonial, privilege, or ,rsonal advantage to any executive or judicial officer or member oixthe le islature to influence him in the [performance of an of his public or ogicial duties, shall be deemed gu' ty of bribery, and, be punished by a fine pothexceeding $5,000, or imprisonment not exceeding five years, or ot . ¤$c‘;{,;’{‘0*b*:§,’§}{‘,f*ef,f The offense of corrupt solicitation of members of the legislature, •¤=.,¤r1¤sisw¤¤¤· or of xpublic officers 0 Porto Rico, or of any munici al division thereo , and any occupation or practice of solicitation of such members or officers to influence their official action, shall be defined by ‘ _ law, and shall be punished by fine and imprisonment. &P1;W;,a*g¤_;{g°¤{, egf _ In case the_ available revenues of Porto Rico for any fiscal year, mno¢metbyrev· including available surplus in the insular treasury, are insufficient to meet all the appropriations made by the legislature for such year, such appropriations snall be paid in the following order, unless otherwise directed by the governor: