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Mr. Young introduced
Senate bill No. 20, entitled

A bill to amend chapter 1 of Part 2 of Act No. 256 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to revise, consolidate and classify the laws of the State of Michigan relating to the insurance and surety business; to regulate the incorporation of domestic insurance and surety companies and associations and the admission of foreign companies; and to provide for the departmental supervision and regulation of the insurance and surety business within this State," approved May 10, 1917, by adding thereto a new section to stand as section 22.

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

Mr. Karcher introduced
Senate bill No. 21, entitled

A bill to amend chapter 4 of Part 4 of Act No. 256 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to revise, consolidate and classify the laws of the State of Michigan relating to the insurance and surety business; to regulate the incorporation of domestic insurance and surety companies and associations and the admission of foreign companies; and to provide for the departmental supervision and regulation of the insurance and surety business within this State," approved May 10, 1917, by adding thereto two new sections to be known as sections 24 and 25.

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

Mr. Leland introduced
Senate bill No. 22, entitled

A bill to authorize and direct the State Highway Commissioner to lay out and establish a trunk line highway from Holland to Allegan to Otsego to Plainwell to Richland to Gull Lake to Stoney Lake to Battle Creek to Union City to Coldwater.

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

Mr. Hunter introduced
Senate bill No. 23, entitled

A bill to amend sections 2 and 5 of Act No. 50 of the Public Acts of 1887, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of certain corporations generally known as building and loan associations," being sections 9996 and 9999 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 Banks and Corporations.

Mr. Cummings introduced
Senate bill No. 24, entitled

A bill to authorize and direct the State Highway Commissioner to lay out and construct a trunk line highway from the City of Kalamazoo southerly through Vicksburg, Mendon, Nottawa, and Sturgis to the Indiana State line.

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

General Orders.

Mr. Condon 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. Condon as chairman.

Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, with Mr. Condon 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 with amendment, the following entitled bill:

Senate bill No. 8, (file No. 14), entitled

A bill imposing a tax on gasoline as defined herein, sold or used in the State of Michigan, providing for the payment, collection or disposition of such tax, providing for a refund in certain cases, making an appropriation, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof.

The following is the amendment recommended by the Committee of the Whole:

Section 12, line 2 and 3, after the word “safety,” strike out the words "and shall take immediate effect."

The Senate agreed to the amendment recommended by the Committee of the Whole and the bill as amended was placed on the order of Third Reading of

Bills.

The Senate then returned to the order of

Messages from the House.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House Concurrent resolution No. 4.

A concurrent resolution commending Hon. Andrew B. Dougherty for his efforts to prevent improper diversion of the Waters of the Great Lakes.

Resolved, by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), that we hereby commend the Honorable Andrew B. Dougherty, Attorney General of Michigan, for his able and vigorous efforts in behalf of the people of the State of Michigan to prevent improper diverson of the waters of the Great Lakes by the Chicago Sanitary Drainage District, both in the Supreme Court of the United States and before the committees of Congress considering legislation bearing upon the subject, and,

Be it further resolved, That we request the Attorney General to continue his efforts to safeguard the interests of the People of the State of Michigan against the efforts of the Chicago Sanitary Drainage District to unlawfully and unreasonably divert the waters of the Great Lakes, whether such action shall require his further appearance in the courts or before committees of Congress.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had adopted the concurrent resolution; in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

The concurrent resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules and Resolutions.

Mr. Condon moved that the Senate adjourn.
The motion prevailed, the time being 5:55 o'clock p. m.

Accordingly, the President declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Wednesday, January 21, 1925, at two o'clock p. m.

DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NUMBER SEVEN.
Senate Chamber, Lansing, Wednesday, January 21, 1925.

2:00 o'clock p. m. The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President.

Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. N. A. McCune of the People's Church of East Lansing.

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, Hunter, Karcher, Leland, Martin, Pearson, Penney, Quinlan, Truettner, Whiteley, Wilcox, Wood, Woodruff, Young.-31; a quorum.

Absent with leave: Senator Henry.

Presentation of Petitions.

Petition No. 30. By Mr. Quinlan Petition of Board of Supervisors of the County of Kent opposing change in system of taking school census.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Education.

Petition No. 31. By Mr. Case. Petition of Grand Traverse Grange No. 379 favoring two-cent gas tax.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 32. By Mr. Cummings. Petition of Grange No. 1513 of St. Joseph County opposing weight tax bill.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 33. By Mr. Cummings. Petition of Mr. Flowerin and fifty-one other voters favoring two-cent tax bill.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 34. By Mr. Cummings. Petition of Constantine Grange No. 236 opposing child labor amendment.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Labor.

Petition No. 35. By Mr. Cummings. Petition of Mendon Grange No. 1513 of St. Joseph County favoring two-cent gas tax.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 36. By Mr. Cummings. Petition of Board of Supervisors of Kalamazoo County opposing child labor amendment.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Labor.

Petition No. 37. By Mr. Cummings. Petition of Board of Supervisors of St. Joseph County favoring placing fines in general fund in each County.

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

Petition No. 38. By Mr. Cummings. Petition of Board of Supervisors of Kalamazoo County favoring two-cent gas tax.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 39. By Mr. Case. Petition of Board of Supervisors of Gratiot County favoring repeal Covert Road law.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Petition No. 40. By Mr. Herrick. Petition of Margaret LaBarre and fifty other citizens favoring amendment to franchise fees for ecclesiastical corporations.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Banks and Corporations. Petition No. 41. By Mr. Case. Petition of Star Grange 885 opposing automobile weight tax.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 42. By Mr. Case. Petition of Board of Supervisors of Mecosta County favoring change in personnel of State Equalization Board.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 43. By Mr. Martin. Petition from Kiwanis Club of Muskegon relative to re-forestation and preservation of standing timber.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 44. By Mr. Martin. Petition from Muskegon County Board of Supervisors favoring a two-cent gas tax.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 45. By Mr. Martin. Petition by Muskegon County Board of Supervisors asking for equal division of license tax.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation,

Report 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:

Senate bill No. 5 (file No. 4), 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 Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 195 of the Public Acts of 1917.

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

Introduction of Bills.
Mr. Herald introduced
Senate bill No. 25, entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 28 and section 1 of chapter 76 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 sections 13122 and 14361 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 Judiciary.

Mr. Condon introduced
Senate bill No. 26, 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 bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. B. L. Case introduced
Senate bill No. 27, entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 59 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled, as amended, "An act to provide for the construction, improvement and maintenance of highways; for the levying, spreading and collecting of taxes and of special assessments therefor; to authorize the borrowing of money and the issuance of bonds under certain restrictions, regulations, and limitations; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain officers with reference thereto; and to validate certain proceedings heretofore taken," being sections 4671 to 4745 inclusive 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 Highways.

Third Reading of Bills.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:

Senate bill No. 8, (file No. 14), entitled

A bill imposing a tax on gasoline as defined herein, sold or used in the State of Michigan, providing for the payment, collection or disposition of such tax, providing for a refund in certain cases, making an appropriation, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof.

Pending the taking of the vote on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Atwood offered the following amendments:

(1) Amend Section 2, line 4, by adding the following: "It is the intent of this act to impose a tax upon the owners of motor vehicles using a combustible type of engine upon the public roads and highways by requiring them to pay for the privilege thereof, in addition to the general motor vehicle license tax, at the rate of two cents per gallon for all motor vehicle fuel so used, which tax is to be collected as hereinafter prescribed.”

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

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

(2) Amend Section 3, line 1 by inserting after the second word “gasoline," the word "only.”

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

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

(3) Amend Section 5, line 4, by inserting after the word "vehicles” the word "respectively."

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

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

(4) Amend Section 5, lines 9 and 10, by striking out the words “the purpose for which the same was to be used."

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

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

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