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

The President declared the Senate adjourned until Tuesday next at 5:00 o'clock p. m.

DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NUMBER THREE.

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Senate Chamber, Lansing, January 13, 1925.

5:00 o'clock p. m.

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

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

Present: Senators Atwood, Baxter, Bohn, Brower, Butler, Case, Bernie L., Case, William L., Cummings, Gansser, Gettel, Herald, Herrick, Horton, Karcher, Leland, Martin, Pearson, Penney, Whiteley, Wilcox, Young-21.

Absent with leave: Senator Quinlan.

Absent without leave: Senators Bahorski, Condon, Greene, Hinkley, Howarth, Hunter, Truettner, Wood and Woodruff-9.

On motion of Mr. Butler, the absentees without leave were excused from today's session.

Mr. Young moved that Senator Wood be granted an indefinite leave of absence.

The motion prevailed.

Appointments by the President. Pursuant to Senate resolution No. 2, the President of the Senate announced that on January 7, 1925, he appointed Margaret DeGroot, Clerk, and Van Hutchins. Messenger.

Presentation of Petitions.

Petition No. 1. By Mr. Greene. Petition of the Macomb County Board of Supervisors for super-highways in said county.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways.

Petition No. 2. By Mr. Bohn. Petition of the Board of Supervisors of Delta County, praying for State Trunk Highway in said county.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways.

Petition No. 3. By Mr. Bohn. Petition of the Board of Supervisors of Delta County favoring State Trunk Highway in said county.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways. Petition No. 4. By Mr. Bohn. Petition by Board of Supervisors of Delta County favoring weight tax on motor vehicles.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 5. By Mr. Bohn. Petitions of residents and taxpayers of Mackinac and Chippewa counties favoring extension of Trunk Line M-12.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways.

Petition No. 6. By Mr. Bohn. Petition of the Board of County Road Commissioners of Menominee County praying for State Trunk Line in said county.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways.

Petition No. 7. By Mr. Bohn. Petition of Board of Supervisors of Menominee County praying for State Trunk Line in said county.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways.

Announcement by the Secretary of Printing and Filing of Bills.

The Secretary announced that the following named bills had been printed and placed upon the files of the Senators January 13:

Senate bill No. 1 (File No. 1)-
A bill to divide the State of Michigan into thirty-two senatorial districts.

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

Senate bill No. 2 (File No. 2)

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 73 of the Public Acts of 1923, entitled "An act to protect fish in the trout streams of this State, and to regulate the manner of taking and transportation of fish from said waters, to provide penalties for violation of this act, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts conflicting therewith," approved April 20, 1923.

Senate bill No. 3 (File No. 3)-

A bill to provide for the establishment and maintenance of courts of record in certain counties of this State, and designated as the Superior Courts; and defining the jurisdiction of such courts, powers, and duties thereof; to fix the number, time and manner of election of judges thereof; to provide a presiding judge; to define the privileges of such presiding judge; to modify the procedure in and classify the actions therein; and to provide for abolishing of certain statutory courts not of record having civil jurisdiction in such counties, in which the provisions of this act become operative, and vesting of the jurisdiction thereof in the court hereby created.

Senate bill No. 5 (File No. 4)

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 Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 195 of the Public Acts of 1917.

Senate bill No. 6 (File No. 5)

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," as amended by Act No. 364 of the Public Acts of 1921, approved May 13, 1919.

Motions and Resolutions.

Mr. Brower offered the following:
Senate resolution No. 17,

Resolved, That the President of the Senate be and is hereby authorized to appoint Miss Claire A. Walke, as clerk, in place of Irene Wilson, who declines the position; Miss Margaret McQueen, as clerk; and James Green, as assistant janitor.

The resolution was adopted.

The President thereupon announced the appointment of the above named persons to the positions named, respectively.

Assignment of Committee Rooms.

Mr. Brower submitted the following report:

The Select Committee appointed to group the Senate Committees and assign rooms and clerks thereto, respectfully recommends the following assignments:

Group No. 1, Room D--Pearl Gilmore.
Group No. 3, Room F-Margaret McQueen.
Group No. 4, Room G-Frances Simmons.
Group No. 5, Room H-Claire A. Walke.
Group No. 6, Room 1-Alice M. Powell.
Group No. 7, Room J-Margaret C. Ryan.

BURNEY E. BROWER,

Chairman.

The report was accepted and adopted.

Appointment of First Assistant Secretary.

The Secretary of the Senate, pursuant to the provisions of Senate Rule No. 10, announced the following appointment:

First Assistant Secretary-Margaret Mae McRae.

Communications From State Officers.

The following communication from the Governor was received and read:

Executive Office, Lansing, January 12, 1925. To the Honorable, The President of the Senate. Sir:

As required by Act No. 138 of the Public Acts of 1921, as amended by Act No. 117 of the Public Acts of 1923, I beg to submit herewith a report of the Great Lakes Tidewater Commission.

Respectfully,
ALEX J. GROESBECK,

Governor

The communication and accompanying report were referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Introduction of Bills,
Mr. Young introduced
Senate bill 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 bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Young also introduced
Senate bill No 12, entitled

A bill to provide a tax on gasoline, distillate, benzine, and other volatile and inflammable liquids, except kerosene oil and other oils less volatile than kerosene oil, produced and compounded for the purpose and capable of generating power or heat, used, sold, stored or distributed within the State, and to provide for the payment and collection of such tax and for the disposition thereof, and to exempt such liquids from other forms of taxation.

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

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