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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NUMBER SIXTEEN.

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Monday, February 9, 1925.

2:00 o'clock p. m.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by Senator Augustus H. Gansser, who had been designated by the President as presiding officer for this day.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

Present: Senators Gansser, Greene, Herrick, Leland, Martin, Wilcox and Woodruff—7; not a quorum.

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

The President declared the Senate adjourned until Tuesday, February 10, at 2:00 o'clock p. m.

DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NUMBER SEVENTEEN.

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Tuesday, February 10, 1925.

2:00 o'clock p. m.

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

Rev. J. G. Biery, of the Y. M. C. A., offered prayer.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

Present: Senators Atwood, Baxter, Bohn, Brower, Butler, Bernie L. Case, William L. Case, Condon, Gansser, Gettel, Greene, Herald, Herrick, Hinkley, Horton, Howarth, Karcher, Leland, Martin, Pearson, Penney, Quinlan, Trueitner, Whiteley, Wilcox, Wood, Woodruff, Young.–28; a quorum.

Absent without leave: Senators Bahorski, Cummings and Hunter-3.

Mr. Gansser moved that the absentees without leave be excused from today's session. The motion prevailed.

Presentation of Petitions. Petition No. 61. By Mr. Truettner. Petition of the Sportsman Conservation Club of the Crystal Falls District to change the deer season.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 62. By Mr. Herrick. Petition of the Clarksville Game and Fish Protective Association regarding Conservation Laws.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 63. By Mr. Herrick. Petition of the Lakeview Credit Bureau opposing Senate Bill No. 25, amending the Garnishee Law.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Petition No. 64. By Mr. Bohn. Petition of the Kiwanis Club of Saulte Ste. Marie praying for Legislation regarding Forestry and Conservation.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 65. By Mr. Quinlan Petition of Kent County Farm Bureau opposing so-called child labor amendment.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Labor.

Petition No. 66. By Mr. Quinlan. Petition of Kent County Farm Bureau, favoring an amendment to the Constitution, basing the reapportionment” on citizenship instead of population. The petition was referred to the Committee on Apportionment.

Petition No. 67. By Mr. Quinlan. Petition of Kent County Farm Bureau opposing any change in the present method of taking school census.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Education.

Petition No. 68. By Mr. Quinlan. Petition of Kent County Farm · Bureau favoring that the State Board of Equalization consist of one member from each Representative District instead of the present system.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 69. By Mr. Quinlan. Petition of Kent County Farm Bureau favoring the election of County School Commissioner by the townships, instead of by the county at large, as under the present law.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Education.

Petition No. 70. By Mr. Herrick. Petition of Board of Supervisors of Ionia county regarding control of trunk lines.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways.

Petition No. 71. By Mr. Herrick. Petition of Ionia County Board of Supervisors relative to reapportionment.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Apportionment.

Petition No. 72. By Mr. Truettner. Petition of Gogebic County praying for State Normal School in Bessemer.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Education.

Petition No. 73. By Mr. Truettner. Petition of An rican Legion favoring law prohibiting starting brush or slashing fires.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 74. By Mr. Truettner. Petition of Ironwood Woman's Club favoring law prohibiting starting of brush or slashing fires.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 75. By Mr. Condon. Petition of Mrs. Donna Sherry and sixteen other citizens of Detroit favoring the Child Labor amendment.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Labor.

Bills Printed and Flled. The Secretary announced the printing of the following entitled bills and that the said printed bills were placed on file in the Document Room of the Senate January 29, 1925.

Senate bill No. 46 (file No. 33), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan Naval Militia for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

Senate bill No. 47 (file No. 34), entitled

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

Senate bill No. 73 (file No. 35), entitled

A bill to advance the science of jurisprudence, to promote reform in the law, to facilitate and improve the administration of justice, to uphold the integrity, honor and courtesy of the members of the legal profession, and to provide for the government of the Michigan State Bar.

Senate bill No. 74 (file No. 36), entitled

A bill to amend section 67 of Act No. 84 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to increase the efficiency of the military establishment of the State of Michigan, to make an appropriation therefor, and to repeal all former acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act," being section 942 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 291 of the Public Acts of 1921.

The Secreatry also announced the printing of the following entitled bills and that the said printed bills were placed on file in the Document Room of the Senate January 30, 1925.

Senate bill No. 75 (file No. 37), 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.

Senate bill No. 76 (file No. 38), 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.

Senate bill No. 77 (file No. 39), 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.

Senate bill No. 78 (file No. 40), 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.

Senate bill No. 79 (file No. 41), 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.

Senate bill No. 80 (file No. 42), 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.

House bill No. 41 (file No. 15), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of chapter 56 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; pleadings, 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 section 13884 the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The Secretary also announced the printing of the following entitled bills and that the said printed bills were placed on file in the Document Room of the Senate January 31, 1925:

House bill No. 8 (file No. 16), entitled

A bill governing appeals in the Circuit Court and Supreme Court of causes from Justices' Courts in cities of a population of one hundred thousand or more, and to provide for stenographers in said Justice Courts to prepare the record on appeal, and to repeal all acts inconsistent therewith; and to allow other cities to adopt the provisions hereof.

House bill No. 44 (file No. 17), entitled A bill to provide that the sale of intoxicating liquors which result in the death of the purchaser thereof from drinking the same shall be deemed to be manslaughter and punished accordingly.

House bill No. 53 (file No. 18), entitled

A bill to provide for ascertaining the opinion of the electors of the State upon proposed amendments to the Constitution of the United States.

House bill No. 104 (file No. 19), entitled

A bill abrogating the common law disability of married women insofar as to make and render them competent to enter into any engagement, transaction or contract the same as if unmarried.

House bill No. 31 (file No. 20), entitled

A bill to amend sections 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 11 of chapter 12 of Act No. 203 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to provide for the holding of elections to prescribe the manner of conducting and to regulate elections, to prevent fraud and deception in the conducting of elections and to guard against abuses of the elective franchise.”

The Secretary also announced the printing of the following entitled bills and that the said printed bills were placed on file in the Document Room of the Senate February 2, 1925.

House bill No. 95 (file No. 21), entitled

A bill to establish and provide Justices' Courts in the City of Detroit; to provide for the organization thereof and to fix the compensation of the justices,

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