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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NUMBER EIGHTEEN.

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Wednesday, February 11, 1925.

2:00 o'clock p. m.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President.

Mr. W. P. Lovett of Detroit offered prayer.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

Present: Senators Atwood, Bahorski, Baxter, Bohn, Brower, Butler, Bernie L. Case, William L. Case, Condon, Cummings, Gansser, Gettel, Greene, Herald, Herrick, Hinkley, Horton, Howarth, Karcher, Leland, Martin, Pearson, Penney, Quinlan, Truettner, Whiteley, Wilcox, Wood, Woodruff, Young-30; a quorum.

Absent without leave: Senator Hunter--1.

Mr. Wood moved that the absentee without leave be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

Presentation of Petitions.

Petition No. 76. By Mr. Greene. Petition of Ladies' Library Association of Port Huron ratifying Child Labor amendment.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Labor.

Petition No. 77. By Mr. Quinlan. Petition of Lowell Rod and Gun Club favoring recommendations of game, fish and conservation legislation.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 78. By Mr. Quinlan. Petition of Women's University Club favoring prompt ratification of the Child Labor amendment.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Labor.

Petition No. 79. By Mr. Quinlan. Petition of Lowell Chapter Izaak Walton League of America favoring game, fish and conservation legislation.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 80. By Mr. Horton. Petition of Ridgeway Community Club favoring amendment to motor vehicle law.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Towns and Counties.

Petition No. 81. By Mr. Cummings. Petition of Supervisors of St. Joseph county protesting against repeal of Covert Road Act.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways.

Petition No. 82. By Mr. Wood. Petition of Donna Sherry of Detroit and seventeen others favoring ratification of Child Labor amendment.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Labor.

Petition No. 83. By Mr. Herrick. Petition of Ionia County Federation of Women's Clubs favoring county nurse bill.

The petition was referred to the C'ommittee on Public Health.

Petition No. 84. By Mr. Cummings. Petition of St. Joseph county Pomona Grange opposing Child Labor amendment.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Labor.

Petition No. 85. By Mr. Cummings. Petition of St. Joseph Pomona Grange opposing Covert Road Act.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways.

Petition No. 86. By Mr. Condon. Petition of the Socialist party of Michigan favoring the ratification of the Child Labor amendment.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Labor.

Bills Printed and Filed.

The Secretary announced the printing of the following entitled bill and that the said printed bill was placed on file in the Document Room of the Senate February 11, 1925.

House bill No. 46 (file No. 30), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of Act No. 305 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to prescribe the duties of the secretary of the Senate and the clerk of the House of Representatives during the interim of sessions of the Legislature, to fix their compensation, and to make an appropriation therefor," being section 18 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

Introduction of Bills,

Mr. Atwood introduced
Senate bill No. 81, entitled

A bill to provide for the laying out and establishing of additional trunk line mileage; to make all roads that have been improved as Federal aid projects, and all roads that have been or that may hereafter be, approved for Federal aid, trunk line highways; to provide for the widening, altering or straightening of trunk line highways; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Highways.

Mr. Butler introduced
Senate bill No. 82, entitled

A bill to amend sections 5, 6, 7 and 9 of Act No. 146 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled “An act to prohibit and prevent adulteration, misbranding, fraud and deception in the manufacture and sale of drugs and drug products in the State of Michigan and to provide for the enforcement thereof," being section 6525, 6526, 6527 and 6529 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Mr. Young introduced
Senate bill No. 83, entitled

A bill to provide for the carrying of public liability insurance or the furnishing of other security by owners of motor vehicles and persons legally liable in damages for injuries to persons or property on account of the negligent operation of automobiles in this State.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Leland introduced
Senate bill No. 84, entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan State Horticultural Society for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for the purpose of promoting the horticultural interests of the State and the editing and compiling of reports.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

Mr. Quinlan introduced
Senate bill No. 85, entitled

A bill to amend section 3 of Act No. 128 of the Public Acts of 1887, entitled "An act for the requiring of a civil license in order to marry and the due registration of the same, and to provide a penalty for the violation of the provisions of the same," being section 11378 of the Com Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 195 of the Public Acts of 1917.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Condon introduced
Senate bill No. 86, entitled

A bill to prevent the removal, taking or destruction of wild flowers, plants, and shrubs, and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Mr. Brower introduced
Senate bill No. 87, entitled

A bill to provide for the resignation or retirement of justices of the Supreme Court and for the payment of compensation to them during their life-time.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Brower also introduced
Senate bill No. 88, entitled

A bill to amend section 21 of Act No. 220 of the Public Acts of 1923, entitled "An act to prevent fraud, deception and imposition in the issuance, sale or disposition of stocks, bonds and other securities sold or offered for sale within the State of Michigan, and for such purpose to create a commission to regulate and supervise the issuance, sale and disposition of such securities; to license dealers and salesmen of securities; to prescribe the powers and duties of such commission; to prescribe penalties for violation of this act; and to repeal Act No. 46 of the Public Acts of 1915," approved May 23, 1923.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Truettner introduced
Senate bill No. 89, entitled

A bill to amend section 8 of Act No. 206 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled “An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy and collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased, and to repeal Act No. 200 of the Public Acts of 1891 and all other acts and parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act,” being section 4002 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as last amended by Act No. 297 of the Public Acts of 1921.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Third Reading of Bills. The following entitled bill was announced: Senate bill No. 6 (file No. 5), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 7 and 8 of Act No. 369 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act to supplement existing laws providing for the establishment and maintenance of municipal courts of record and defining the jurisdiction of such courts; to fix the number of judges thereof; to provide a presiding judge; to define the privileges of such presiding judge; to modify the procedure in and extend the jurisdiction of said courts in certain respects, and to provide for the abolishing of any police courts or other courts not of record having exclusive criminal jurisdiction existing in any city in which the provisions of this act become operative," approved May 13, 1919, as amended by Act No. 364 of the Public Acts of 1921.

The bill having been read a third time,
Mr. Condon offered the following amendments:

Section 8. Strike out of lines 12 and 13 the words "the first day of January following their election and for a period of six years thereafter," and insert in lieu thereof the words “the expiration of the term of the sitting judges of said court."

Section 8, line 13, after the word "the,” strike out the word "general," and insert in lieu thereof the words "biennial spring."

The amendments were seconded, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor.

The amendments were then considered and agreed to, a majority of all the Senators-elect voting therefor.

Pending the order that, under rule 37, the bill lie over one day,

Mr. Condon moved that the rule be suspended and that the bill be placed on its immediate passage.

The motion prevailed, two-thirds of the Senators present voting therefor.

The question then being on the passage of the bill, the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

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So, a majority of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The bill was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Motions and Resolutions.

Mr. Butler offered the following:
Senate resolution No. 23.

Whereas, the Congress of the United States has, under the fifth article of the Constitution of the United States, proposed an amendment to said Constitution in the words following, to-wit:

“Section 1. The Congress shall have power to limit, regulate and prohibit the labor of persons under eighteen years of age.

“Section 2. The power of the several States is unimpaired by this article except that the operation of State laws shall be suspended to the extent necessary to give effect to legislation by the Congress.”

Therefore, be it resolved by the Senate, That the said amendment to the Constitution of the United States, be, and the same is hereby, not ratified, but is rejected, because said proposed amendment would destroy parental authority and responsibility throughout America, would give irrevocable support to a rebellion of childhood which menaces our civilization, would give Congress, not only parental authority, but all State authority over education, would destroy local self-government, would eviscerate the States and change our plan of government from a federal union to a consolidated republic and create a centralized government far removed from the power of the people. Said proposed amendment is further rejected because it would place in the hands of Congress a power to destroy agriculture and manufacturing at will, is merely a hypocritical pretense at an effort to protect childhood from slavery, and is really intended to enslave the childhood of this republic.

The State of Michigan has neither the right nor the power to give to Congress the power to limit, regulate or prohibit the labor of residents under eighteen years of age, or of any age, because such power re-establishes in America a system of slavery, with public ownership substituted for private ownership, and would place Congress in control in every home in the land, between parent and child.

Be it further resolved, That a certified copy of the foregoing preamble and resolution be forwarded by His Excellency, the Governor, to the Secretary of State of the United States, to the presiding officer of the United States Senate, and to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Labor.

Mr. Gansser offered the following:
Senate resolution No. 24.

Whereas: The people of Michigan are much concerned about the development of our national air service, and

Whereas: We learn with regret of the neglect of Selfridge Field, near Mt. Clemens, which neglect will soon compel its total abandonment, and

Whereas: The army pursuit squadron at Selfridge Field is officially recognized as one of our nation's most efficient air units, proving the adaptability of Selfridge Field for air service purposes, and

Whereas: Selfridge Field is near the heart of the motor industry of America, with all the advantages which this location naturally gives to our national air service;

Therefore: Be it resolved by the Senate of Michigan in regular session assembled, that we petition the President of the United States as commander-inchief; the Secretary of War, commanding Selfridge Field; and the Congress of the United States, to provide the funds necessary for immediately improving Selfridge Field, and so make it one of the leading units in an up-to-date national air service.

Be it further Resolved: That copies of this petition be sent to the United States Senators and Congressmen from Michigan, with the urgent request for their best efforts to assure the retention and improvement of Selfridge Field, and the expansion of our national air service, both commercial and for the national defense.

The resolution was adopted.

General Orders.

Mr. Whiteley moved that the Senate resolve itself into Committee of the whole for considration of the general orders.

The motion prevailed and the President designated Mr. Whiteley as chairman.

Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, with Mr. Whiteley in the chair.

After some time spent therein the committee rose; and, the President having resumed the chair, the committee, through its chairman, reported back to the Senate, favorably and without amendment, the following entitled bill:

Senate bill No. 16 (file No. 18), entitled
A bill to authorize the employment of public health nurses by counties.
The bill was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

Committee Assignments.
The President announced the following committee assignments:
Taxation-Senator Bohn.
University-Senator Gettel.

Mr. Penney moved that leave of absence be granted the members of the University committee to visit the University of Michigan.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Butler moved that the Senate adjourn.
The motion prevailed.

The President declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, February 12, at 2:00 o'clock p. m.

DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.

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