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Messages from the House,

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 150 (file No. 47), entitled

A bill to prohibit and punish the obtaining of any money or other thing of value from any coin box, depository box or other receptacle wherein the same has been deposited or is contained.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill, in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 170 (file No. 48), entitled

A bill to amend section 5 of Act No. 70 of the Public Acts of 1885, entitled, "An act to establish and regulate a mining school in the upper peninsula," as amended by Act No. 224 of the Public Acts of 1903, being section 1303 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill, in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on College of Mines.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 163 (file No. 46), entitled

A bill to amend sections 15, 15-a, and 17 of Act No. 181 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act to provide for the prevention and suppression of contagious, infectious and communicable diseases of live stock; to provide for the creation of a department of animal industry of the State of Michigan; to authorize and require the appointment of a State commissioner of animal industry, of two advisory commissioners and of a State veterinarian; to prescribe the powers and duties of said officers, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act”, approved May 2, 1919, as amended by Act No. 286 of the Public Acts of 1921, and further amended by Act No. 9 of the Public Acts, First Special Session of 1921, and further amended by Act No. 89 of the Public Acts of 1923.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill, in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 141 (file No. 43), entitled

A bill to amend section 63 of Act No. 100 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled "An act to make uniform the law of sales or goods," being section 11894 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill, in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 139 (file No. 39), entitled

A bill to amend section 9 of chapter 18 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, “The Judicature Act of 1915," being section 12581 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill, in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 127 (file No. 38), entitled

A bill to provide for the preservation of game by prohibiting hunting on Sunday in the county of Macomb, to authorize the arrest of persons so offending and to prescribe the penalty therefor.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill, in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

Reports of Standing Committees.

Mr. Condon submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 108 (file No. 27), entitled

A bill to amend section 20 of chapter 50 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to the organization and jurisdiction of the courts of this State; the powers and duties of such courts and of the judges and other officers thereof; the forms of civil actions; the time within which civil actions and proceedings may be brought in said courts; pleading, evidence, practice and procedure in civil actions and proceedings in said courts; to provide remedies and penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act," being section 13,755 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

GEO. M. CONDON,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Condon submitted the following report:

The Committee on Judiciary respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill with amendment, recommending that the amendment be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

Senate bill No. 11 (file No. 11), entitled A bill to amend section 2 of Act No. 164 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to prohibit the driving or operation of motor vehicles by persons under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or of any exhilarating or stupefying drug, and to provide penalties therefor," approved May 2, 1917.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee:

(1) Section 1, line 5, after the word "amended”, insert "and a new section is hereby added to said Act No. 164 of the Public Acts of 1917, said amended and added sections".

(2) Section 2, line 2, after the word "a", strike out the word "felony", and insert in lieu thereof the word “misdemeanor".

(3) Section 2, line 3, after the word "not", strike out the words "exceeding one thousand dollars”, and insert in lieu thereof the words “less than one hundred twenty-five dollars nor more than two hundred fifty dollars".

(4) Section 2, line 4, after the word "in", strike out the words “the State prison for not more than two years", and insert in lieu thereof the words "the county jail or the Detroit House of Correction for a term not exceeding six months”.

(5) After section 2, add a new section to stand as section 3, and to read as follows:

"Sec. 3. Any person who has been previously convicted under this act of driving or operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any exhilarating or stupefying drug and who is subsequently convicted of the same offense shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the State prison or the Detroit House of Correction for a period of not less than six months nor more than two years."

GEO. M. CONDON,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The amendments recommended by the committee were agreed to and the bill, as thus amended, was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Hunter submitted the following report:

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

House concurrent resolution No. 8, A concurrent resolution pertaining to the observance of Inauguration Day. [For text of resolution see page 163 of Senate Journal of February 23].

GEORGE G. HUNTER,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The resolution was adopted.

The President appointed Senators Herald and Cummings as members of the committee on the part of the Senate.

Mr. Butler submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 66 entitled

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

DAVID H. BUTLER,

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

Introduction of Bills.

Mr. Howarth introduced
Senate bill No.. 130, entitled

A bill to amend section 15 of Act No. 105 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled "An act to provide a uniform system of probation throughout the State of Michigan; the appointment of probation officers and to prescribe the powers, duties and compensation of such officers; to provide a penalty for the violation of his duties; and to repeal Act No. 91 of the Public Acts of 1903, as amended", being section 2043 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 143 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 Judiciary.

Mr. Howarth also introduced
Senate bill No. 131, entitled

A bill to amend section 40 of chapter 35 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, “The Judicature Act of 1915”, being section 13432 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 165 of the Public Acts of 1921.

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

Mr. Cummings introduced
Senate bill No. 132, entitled

A bill to regulate the taking of fish in the inland waters of this State located in the west one-half of the southwest one quarter of section 15 and the east one-half of the southeast one quarter of section 16 in the township of Lockport, St. Joseph County, and also in that part of the waters of Palmer Lake in the township of Colon which lies between the south line of the north onehalf of the north one-half of section 14 and the south line of State Street in the village of Colon, St. Joseph County.

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

Mr. Cummings also introduced Senate bill No. 133, entitled A bill to make an appropriation for the erection of a monument to dustin Blair, War Governor of Michigan, at Vicksburg National Military Park; and to provide for a commission to carry out 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 Military Affairs.

Mr. Cummings also introduced Senate bill No. 134, entitled A bill to regulate the taking, trapping, hunting, shooting, killing or molesting of muskrats in the county of St. Joseph, Michigan, and to provide a penalty for violation 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 Conservation.

Mr. Brower introduced
Senate bill No. 135, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Legislature for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1925, June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance, operation and other specific purposes.

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

Mr. Condon introduced
Senate bill No. 136, entitled

A bill to provide for the disposition of the property in the State of Michigan of persons who have been absent from their last known place of abode for the continuous period of seven years with their whereabouts also unknown to those persons most likely to know thereof, and who have not been heard from by such persons during said period; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts contravening 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 Judiciary.

Mr. Condon also introduced
Senate bill No. 137, entitled
A bill providing for children born out of wedlock.

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

Mr. Butler introduced
Senate bill No. 138, entitled

A bill to amend section 14 of Act No. 246 of the Public Acts of 1887, entitled "An act to prevent the sale of impure, unwholesome, adulterated or swill milk in the State of Michigan, and to provide for inspectors," being section 15143 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 Public Health.

Mr. Karcher introduced
Senate bill No. 139, entitled

A bill to prohibit the use of nets or seines within certain portions of Tawas Bay, Lake Huron, and to prescribe a penalty for violations thereof.

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

Mr. Truettner introduced
Senate bill No. 140, entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 38 of Article II of Act No. 198 of the Public Acts of 1873, entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of the railroad bridge and tunnel companies and to regulate the running and management and to fix the duties and liabilities of all railroad, bridge, tunnel and other corporation owning or operating any railroad, bridge or tunnel within this State,” being sections 8235 and 8272 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and re ferred to the Committee on Banks and Corporations.

Third Reading of Bills.

The following entitled bill was announced :
Senate bill No. 73 (file No. 35), entitled

A bill to advance the science of jurisprudence, to promote reform in the law, to facilitate and improve the administration of justice, to uphold the integrity, honor and courtesy of the members of the legal profession, and to provide for the government of the Michigan State Bar.

The bill having been read a third time and the question being on agreeing to the following amendments offered by Mr. Condon on February 19, viz.:

(1) Section 1, line 5, after the word "such", strike out "are declared to be", and insert in lieu thereof "may become".

(2) Section 1, line 5, after the word "and", insert "become".

(3) Section 9, line 3, after the word "complaints", insert "against members of the Michigan State Bar".

(4) Section 22, line 9, after the word "constitute", strike out "professional misconduct" and insert in lieu thereof "forfeiture of membership".

(5) Amend section 23, line 4, after the word "fee,” by striking out the words "Provided, That he shall not have the right to practice law during the period intervening between withdrawal and reinstatement."

(6) Strike out all of section 24 as renumbered. (7) Renumber sections 25 and 26. to be sections 24 and 25, respectively; On demand of Mr. Wood the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

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So the amendments were agreed to.

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So, a majority of all the Senators-elect not having voted therefor,
The bill was not passed.
Mr. Condon moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill failed to pass.
The motion prevailed.

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