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Mr. Baxter submitted the following report:

The Committee on Taxation respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 69, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Board of State Tax Commissioners for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

HOWARD F. BAXTER,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations, Mr. Woodruff submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 67, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan Securities Commission for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

ARI H. WOODRUFF,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations. Mr. Woodruff submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 65, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the State Treasury Department for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

ARI H. WOODRUFF.

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations. Mr. Woodruff submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass :

Senate bill No. 64 entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the State Library for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

ARI H. WOODRUFF,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations. Mr. Woodruff submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 63, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan Historical Commission for the fiscal years years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

ARI H. WOODRUFF,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations. Mr. Woodruff submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 62, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan Public Utilities Commission for the fiscal years endng June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

ARI H. WOODRUFF,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

Mr. Woodruff submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass :

Senate bill No. 61, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the superintendent of the Capitol for the fiscal years years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

ARI H. WOODRUFF,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

Mr. Woodruff submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 60, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Board of State Auditors for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

ARI H. WOODRUFF,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

Mr. Woodruff submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 59, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Department of State for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

ARI H. WOODRUFF,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

Mr. Woodruff submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 58, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Department of the Auditor General for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

ARI H. WOODRUFF,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

Mr. Woodruff submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 57, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the State Administrative Board for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

ARI H. WOODRUFF,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

Mr. Woodruff submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass :

Senate bill No. 42, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the State Welfare Department for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

ARI H. WOODRUFF,

Chairman, The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

Mr. Woodruff submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 38, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the State Board of Accountancy for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

ARI H. WOODRUFF,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

Mr. Woodruff submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass :

Senate bill No. 36, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Uniform Accounting Division, Auditor General's Department, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30. 1927, for maintenance and operation.

ARI H. WOODRUFF,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

Mr. Woodruff submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 32, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan State Board of Examiners for Registration of Architects, Engineers and Surveyors for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926 and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

ARI H. WOODRUFF,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

Motions and Resolutions.

Mr. Woodruff offered the following concurrent resolution:
Senate concurrent resolution No. 8.

A concurrent resolution providing for adjournment of the two houses of the Legislature from February 13 to February 16, 1925.

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That when the two houses of the Legislature adjourn February 13, they stand adjourned until Monday, February 16, 1925, at 8:30 p. m., eastern standard time.

Pending the order that, under rule 59, the concurrent resolution lie over one day.

Mr. Woodruff moved that rule 59 be suspended.
The motion prevailed.
The concurrent resolution was then considered and agreed to.

Introduction of Bills.

Mr. Bernie L. Case introduced
Senate joint resolution No. 4, entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 5 of Article II of the Constitution, relative to the right to bear arms.

The joint resolution was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Hunter introduced
Senate bill No. 90, entitled

A bill to provide for the completion, printing, binding, distribution and sale of the index of the Local and Special Acts of the State of Michigan; and to make an appropriation for the compensation and expense of the officers designated by Act No. 284 of the Public Acts of 1919 to make said index.

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

Mr. Herrick introduced
Senate bill No. 91, entitled

A bill making an appropriation for the purchase of certain lands for a public park and game preserve.

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

Mr. Gansser introduced
Senate bill No. 92, entitled

A bill to amend section 31 of Act No. 183 of the Public Acts of 1897, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment and to fix the term of office, duties, and compensation of circuit court stenographers in the State of Michigan,” being section 14497 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 231 of the Public Acts of 1919.

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

Mr. Martin introduced
Senate bill No. 93, entitled

A bill to provide for an annual specific tax upon bonds, notes, or other evidences of debt, which may hereafter be issued by the State of Michigan or by any county, city, village, township, school district, or road district within this State; to provide for the administration of the provisions of this act; and to repeal Act No. 88 of the Public Acts of 1909, being sections 4194 and 4195 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, and all other general special or local acts, or parts thereof, in so far as they may contravene any of the provisions of this act.

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

Mr. Truettner introduced
Seuate bill No. 94, entitled

A bill to provide for an annual specific tax upon foreign securities, as defined in this act, which may hereafter be issued; to provide for the administration of the provisions of this act; and to repeal Act No. 142 of the Public Acts of 1913, Act No. 254 of the Public Acts of 1915, Act No. 173 of the Public Acts of 1917, and all other acts or parts of acts in so far as they may contravene any of the provisions of this act.

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 read a third time: Senate bill No. 16 (file No. 18) entitled A bill to authorize the employment of public health nurses by counties. Pending the taking of the vote on the passage of the bill, Mr. William L. Case offered the following amendment: Section 3, line 16, after the word “Provided", strike out the word "further".

The amendment was seconded, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor.

The amendment was 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. William L. Case, 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.

On motion of Mr. William L. Case, two-thirds of all the Senators-elect voting therefor,

The bill was given immediate effect.

The President designated Senator Walter F. Truettner as presiding officer for the remainder of today's session.

Senator Truettner, thereupon, took the chair.

Colonel Augustus H. Gansser, Senator from the Twenty-fourth District, addressed the Senate, paying eloquent tribute to the memory of the martyr President, Abraham Lincoln.

By unanimous consent, the Senate returned to the order of

Messages from the House. A message was received from the House of Representatives informing the Senate that the House had concurred in the adoption of

Senate concurrent resolution No. 8

A concurrent resolution providing for adjournment of the two Houses of the Legislature from February 13 to February 16, 1925.

Mr. Bernie L. Case moved that when the Senate adjourns today it stand adjourned until tomorrow, Friday, February 13, at 10:00 o'clock à. m.

The motion prevailed.

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