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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 and powers thereof,” the same being section 7919 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 Agriculture.

Motions and Resolutions.

Senator Karcher offered the following resolution:
Senate Resolution No. 21.

Whereas, Through the courtesy of President Butterfield and the Horticultural Department of the Michigan Agricultural College, flowers and plants are being sent each day to be placed on the President's desk,

Therefore be it Resolved, That the Senate extend their thanks and appreciation to President Butterfield and members of the Horticultural Department of the College.

Be it Further Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to send a note of thanks, together with a copy of this Resolution, to President Butterfield.

The resolution was unanimously adopted.

General Orders.

Mr. Wood moved that Senate resolve itself into Committee of the Whole for consideration of the general orders.

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

Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, with Mr. Wood 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. 10 (file No. 8), 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.

Senate bill No. 6 (file No. 5), entitled

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.

The bills were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Senate returned to the order of

Messages from the House.

A message was received from the House of Representatives returning, together with the House amendments thereto, non-concurred in by 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 insists on its amendments and asks a conference on the matters of difference between the two houses as to the bill.

Mr. Atwood moved that the request of the House of Representatives for a conference be granted.

The motion prevailed.

The President appointed as conferees on the part of the Senate at said conference Senators Atwood, Pearson and Baxter.

Recess.

Mr. Brower moved that the Senate take a recess until 3:10 o'clock p. m.
The motion prevailed, the time being 3:00 o'clock p. m.

The Senate reconvened at the expiration of the recess and was called to order by the President.

The Senate returned to the order of

Messages from the House.

A message was received from the House of Representatives re-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 Representatives Wade, Evans and Farrier had been named as conferees on the part of the House at the conference on the matters of difference between the two houses as to the bill,

The bill was referred to the Conference Committee.

Recess.

Mr. Atwood moved that the Senate take a recess until 5:30 o'clock p. m.
The motion prevailed, the time being 3:30 o'clock p. m.

The Senate reconvened at the expiration of the recess and was called to order by the President.

Mr. Atwood submitted the following

Conference Report..

The Committee of Conference on the matters of difference between the two Houses relative to

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 the 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.

Having met and considered said matters of difference, have agreed to recommend, and do recommend, as follows:

That the House recede from its amendments numbered 4 and 5, which amendments read as follows:

(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.' "

That the Senate recede from its disagreement to House amendments numbered 1, 2 and 6 and agree to the same as follows:

(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.'"

(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.' "

That the Senate recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the House numbered 3, and agree to the same amended so as to read as follows:

(3) "Amend by striking out of line 9, section 11, after the word 'than' the words "one million dollars until such awards have been paid'; and insert in lieu thereof the following: 'one million five hundred thousand dollars for the year nineteen hundred twenty-five and two million dollars each year thereafter until such awards have been paid.' " and the House agree to the said amendment as thus amended.

ORVILLE E. ATWOOD,
HOWARD F. BAXTER,
WILLIAM J. PEARSON,
Conferees on the part of the Senate.

FRED WADE,
CHARLES EVANS,

N. G. FARRIER,
Conferees on the part of the House of Representatives.

The question being on the adoption of the Conference Report, the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

YEAS-24.

Atwood
Bahorski
Baxter
Bohn
Brower
Case, Bernie L.

Condon
Cummings
Gansser
Gettel
Greene
Herald

Herrick
Hinkley
Horton
Howarth
Leland
Martin

Quinlan
Truettner
Whiteley
Wilcox
Wood
Young

NAYS-0.
So, a majority of all the Senators-elect voting therefor.
The conference report was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Atwood and by unanimous consent, the action of the Senate on January 21 in amending the title of the bill and in agreeing to the title of the bill as so amended, was rescinded.

The question then being on the title of the bill,
Mr. Atwood moved to amend the title so as to read as follows:
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 or use within the State of Michigan, of gasoline as defined herein; prescribing the manner and the 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 motion prevailed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill as thus amended.
On motion of Mr. Atwood, two-thirds of all the Senators-elect voting therefor,
The bill was given immediate effect.

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:

Senate bill No. 33, entitled

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

GEORGE M. CONDON,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations. 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. 43, entitled

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

GEORGE M. CONDON,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations. 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. 34, entitled

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

GEORGE M. CONDON,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations. 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. 40, entitled

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

GEORGE M. CONDON,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations. 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. 41, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Circuit Judges of Michigan and the judge of the Superior Court of the City of Grand Rapids for the fiscal years

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