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Resolved, further, That the President appoint a committee to draft suitable resolutions on the life and character of Senator Henry.

The resolutions were unanimously adopted, the Senators rising and standing in silent tribute to the memory of their departed colleague.

Mr. Condon move that, as a further mark respect to the memory of the deceased Senator, the Senate now adjourn.

The motion prevailed.

Accordingly, the President declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, January 28, 1925, at 2:00 o'clock p. m.

DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NUMBER TEN.

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Wednesday, January 28, 1925.

2:00 o'clock p. m.

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

The Reverend Paul J. Allured of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Lansing offered prayer.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

Present: Senators Atwood, Bahorski, Baxter, Bohn, Brower, Bernie 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--29; a quorum.

Absent with leave: Senator William L. Case-1.

Absent without leave: Senator Butler-1.

On motion of Mr. Whiteley, an indefinite leave of absence was granted Mr. Butler because of illness in his family.

The motion prevailed.

Presentation of Petitions.

Petition No. 55. By Mr. Horton. Petition of 122 citizens of Monroe County for the support of the "Michigan State Police."

The petition was referred to the Committee on Labor.

Petition No. 56. By Mr. Horton. Petition by legislative committee of Lenawee County protesting against an amendment allowing an open season for the hunt. ing and killing of quail.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 57. By Mr. Horton. Petition by legislative committee of Lenawee County that the State Board of Equalization continue to meet yearly.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 58. By Mr. Horton. Petition by legislative committee of Lenawee County that State Law be amended so that farmers can vaccinate and treat their own hogs.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

Petition No. 59. By Mr. Horton. Petition by legislative committee of Lenawee County that money earned by convicts be paid to their families.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Penal Institutions.

Petition No. 60. By Mr. Hinkley, Petition of sportsmen of southern Michigan regarding change of opening season on deer.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Messages from the House.

A message was received from the House of Representatives returning to the Senate,

Senate bill No. 8 (file No. 32), entitled

A bill to prescribe a privilege tax for the use of the public highways by owners or drivers of motor vehicles by imposing a specific tax upon the sale, within the State of Michigan, of gasoline as defined herein; prescribing the manner and time of paying and collecting such tax and the duties of officials and other persons respecting such payment and collection; providing for the registration of dealers as defined herein; providing for certain exemptions and refunds, and for the disposition of the proceeds of such tax; and prescribing penalties for violation of this act.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill with the following amendments:

1. Amend by striking out of line 10, section 5, after the word “thereon," the words "and the purchaser shall state to the dealer the purpose for which such gasoline is to be used, at the time the purchase is made.”

2. Amend by inserting in line 11, section 6, after the word “dollars," the following "or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed sixty days or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court."

3. Amend by striking out of line 9, section 11, the word "one" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "two."

4. Amend by inserting in line 9, section 11, after the word "dollars," the words "annually, to be paid pro rata."

5. Amend by inserting after the word "dealer" in line 2, section 4, the words "except those having gasoline only for their own use."

6. Amend by striking out of lines 3 and 4, section 10, the words "or who shall neglect or refuse to pay the tax herein provided for."

The message further informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had ordered that the bill take immediate effect.

The message further informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had ordered that the bill be known as the Atwood-Baxter-Warner bill.

The question then being on concurring in the amendments made by the House, Mr. Whiteley demanded a separate vote on amendment No. 3, which is as follows:

Amend by striking out of line 9,' section 11, the word "one" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "two."

The question being on concurring in the adoption of House amendment No. 3, The roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

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So, a majority of all the Senators-elect not voting therefor,
The amendment was not concurred in.

The question then being on concurring in the amendments numbered 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6, made to the bill by the House of Representatives,

The roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

YEAS—0.

NAYS--29.

Atwood
Bahorski
Baxter
Bohn
Brower
Case, Bernie L.
Condon
Cummings

Gansser
Gettel
Greene
Herald
Herrick
Hinkley
Horton

Howarth
Hunter
Karcher
Leland
Martin
Pearson
Penney

Quinlan
Truettner
Whiteley
Wilcox
Wood
Woodruff
Young

So, a majority of all the Senators-elect not voting therefor,
The amendments were not concurred in.

Introduction of Bills.

Mr. Cummings introduced
Senate bill No. 75, entitled

A bill to amend sections 2 and 6 of Act No. 81 of the Public Acts of 1903, entitled "An act to provide for the care and preservation of cemetery lots," being sections 2398 and 2402 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 Towns and Counties.

Mr. Woodruff introduced
Senate bill No. 76, entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of Act No. 279 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of cities and for revising and amending their charters," being section 3307 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as last amended by Act No. 119 of the Public Acts of 1923, and to repeal subdivision (z) of said section.

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. 77, entitled

A bill to amend section 15 of chapter 30 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, “The Judicature Act of 1915," being section 13243 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as last amended by Act No. 320 of the Public Acts of 1923, and to add to said chapter 30 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915 a new section to be known as section 30, and to repeal sections 15-a, 15-b and 15-c of said chapter.

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. 78, entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 104 of the Public Acts of 1923, entitled "An act to provide for, and to authorize the filing of notices of federal tax liens by the United States of America in the office of the register of deeds in the various counties of this State, pursuant to section 3186 of the Revised Statutes of the United States," approved May 2, 1923.

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

Mr. Leland introduced
Senate bill No. 79, 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 bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

Mr. Leland also introduced
Senate bill No. 80, entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of Act No. 91 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to provide for the investigation and improvement of marketing conditions and establishing the office of market director and prescribing the duties

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