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Mr. Brower also introduced
Senate bill No. 237, entitled

A bill to authorize and empower the common council of villages to set aside and expend out of the general fund of such village a sum of money not exceeding five hundred dollars in any one year for the purpose of sprinkling or otherwise moistening the surface of any designated street or streets in such villages.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered pri ed and referred to the Committee on Towns and Counties.

Mr. Brower also introduced
Senate bill No. 238, entitled

A bill to authorize the State Prison Commission to sell and convey certain lands situated in the city of Jackson, Michigan, and to authorize the execution of deeds of conveyance thereof by said commission.

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

Third Reading of Bills.

The following entitled bill was announced:
Senate bill No. 173 (file No. 154), entitled

A bill to amend sections 2 and 4 of chapter 2 of Act No. 3 of the Public Acts of 1895, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of Michigan and defining their powers and duties,” being sections 2570 and 2572 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The question being on seconding the following amendments, offered on March 19 by Mr. Martin, viz.:

(1) Amend line one (1) of section one (1) by inserting after the figure two (2) the following: "and section three (3) of chapter eleven."

(2) Amend the bill by adding a new section, to read as follows:

Section 3. It shall be lawful for any village, subject to the provisions of this act, to borrow any sum of money, not exceeding ten per cent of the assessed value of the property in said village, as shown by the last preceding tax roll, to be used exclusively for the purpose of purchasing, constructing, repairing, rebuilding, extending and maintaining water works, or filtration plants as provided in the two preceding sections, and for the payment of any indebtedness incurred by the village in purchasing, constructing, repairing, rebuilding, extending and maintaining water works or filtration plants. The council shall have the power to fix the time and place of the payment of the principal and interest of the debt contracted under the provisions of this chapter and to issue bonds of the village therefor, but the rate of such interest shall not exceed six per cent per annum. Such bonds shall not be sold for less than their par value: Provided, That the total amount expended for the purchasing, constructing, repairing, rebuilding, extending and maintaining such water works or filtration plants, or for the payment of any indebtedness incurred by the village in purchasing, constructing, repairing, rebuilding, extending and maintaining such water works or filtration plants shall not exceed the amount of the estimate of expense provided for in section four of this chapter.

Mr. Martin withdrew the second amendment and offered in lieu thereof the following:

Amend the bill by adding a new section, to read as follows:

Section 3. It shall be lawful for any village, subject to the provisions of this act, to borrow any sum of money, that will not make the total indebtedness of such village greater than ten per cent of the assessed value of the property in said village, as shown by the last preceding tax roll, to be used exclusively for the purpose of purchasing, constructing, repairing, rebuilding, extending and maintaining water works, or filtration plants as provided in the two preceding sections, and for the payment of any indebtedness incurred by the village in purchasing, constructing, repairing, rebuilding, extending and maintaining water works or filtration plants. The council shall have the power to fix the time and place of the payment of the principal and interest of the debt contracted under the provisions of this chapter and to issue serial bonds of the village therefor, but the rate of such interest shall not exceed six per cent per annum. Such bonds shall not be sold for less than their par value: Provided, That the total amount expended for the purchasing, constructing, repairing, rebuilding, extending and maintaining such water works or Altration plants, or for the payment of any indebtedness incurred by the village in purchasing, constructing, repairing, rebuilding, extending and maintaining such water works or filtration plants shall not exceed the amount of the estimate of expense provided for in section four of this chapter.

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 Senator-eloct voting therefor.

Under rule 37, the bill was laid over for one day.

The following entitled bill was announced:
Senate bill 113 (fle No. 76), entitled

A bill to amend sections 2, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18, 20, 23, 24 and 29 of Act No. 50 of the Public Acts of 1887, as amended, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of certain corporations generally known as building and loan associations," same being sections 9996, 9999, 10002, 10003, 10004, 10005, 10012, 10014, 10017, 10018 and 10023 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The bill having been read a third time and the question being on the passage of the bill, the roll was called and the Senators vote

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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.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 10 (file No. 181), entitled

A bill to amend section 11 of chapter 54 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, “The Judicature Act of 1915," being section 13855 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The question 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 question being on agreeing to the title, Mr. Bernie L. Case moved that the title be amended so as to read as follows: A bill to provide for the payment to the survivor of husband and wife, of notes and other obligations secured by a mortgage given as part of the purchase price of lands held as a tenancy by the entirety, and the vesting of the title of the mortgage in the survivor.

The motion prevailed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill as thus amended.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 79 (file No. 185), entitled

A bill to fix standard grades for potatoes, to regulate the packing and sale thereof, to provide for inspection, and to provide penalties for violation.

The question 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.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 120 (file No. 193), entitled

A bill to amend section 18 of Act No. 188 of the Public Acts of 1899, entitled "An act to provide for the taxation of inheritances, transfers of property by will, transfer of property by the intestate laws of this state, or transfers of property by deed, grant, bargain, sale or gift, made in contemplation of the death of the grantor, vendor or donor, or intended to take effect in possession or enjoyment at or after such death,” being section 14541 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The question 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.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 180 (file No. 171), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of Act No. 156 of the Public Acts of 1851, entitled "An act to define the powers and duties of the boards or supervisors of the several counties and to confer upon them certain local administrative and legislative powers,” which would follow section 2265 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The question 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.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 26 (file No. 27), entitled

A bill to amend section 31 of chapter 18 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, “The Judicature Act of 1915," being section 12603 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The question 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.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 165 (file No. 146), entitled

A bill to provide for the establishment of commercial forest reserves and for the administration and taxation of the same.

The question 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.

Messages from the House.

A message was received from the House of Representatives re-transmitting, as requested by the Senate,

House bill No. 48 (file No. 61), entitled

A bill to authorize rural agricultural school district to borrow and issue bonds therefor.

Mr. Pearson moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The motion prevailed.
The question then being on agreeing to the title of the bill,
Mr. Pearson moved to amend the title of the bill so as to read as follows:

“A bill to authorize rural agricultural school districts to borrow money and issue bonds therefor.”

The motion prevailed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill as thus amended.

Motions and Resolutions.

Mr. Woodruff offered the following
Senate joint resolution No. 6.

A joint resolution memorializing and petitioning ine legislative assemblies of the States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and the Dominion of Canada to direct their respective Departments of Conservation to participate in a joint meeting with the Conservation Department of this State, to formulate uniform commercial fishing laws in the interest of conserving the commercial fishing supply of the Great Lakes.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the legislative assemblies of the States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and of the Dominion of Canada are hereby memorialized and petitioned to direct their respective Departments of Conservation to participate in a joint meeting with the Conservation Department of this State, to prepare and formulate uniform commercial fishing laws, in the interest of conserving the commercial fishing supply of the Great Lakes.

Resolved further, That copies of this resolution be sent to the clerks of the legislative assemblies herein memorialized and petitioned.

Resolved further, That the Governor is hereby authorized and directed to extend in the name of the State of Michigan an invitation through the governors thereof to the other states above mentioned, to hold such joint meeting at the city of Lansing, in this State.

The joint resolution was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

General Orders.

Mr. Gettel moved that the Senate resolve itself into Committee of the whole for consideration of the general orders.

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

Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, with Mr. Gettel 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 bills:

Senate bill No. 30 (file No. 180), entitled

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

Senate bill No. 39 (file No. 186), entitled

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

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