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The report was accepted.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations under the rules.

Mr. Osborn submitted the following report:

The Committee on Conservation respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 120 (file No. 83), entitled

A bill making an appropriation for the purchase of certain lands for a public park.

D. C. OSBORN, Chairman. The report was accepted.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations under the rules.

Mr. Osborn submitted the following report:

The Committee on Conservation respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 112 (file No. 73), entitled

A bill to repeal section 18 of Act No. 249 of the Public Acts of 1903, entitled "An act to provide for the preservation of the forests of this state and for the prevention and suppression of forest and prairie fires,” being section 782 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

D. C. OSBORN, Chairman, The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Osborn submitted the following report:

The Committee on Conservation respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 119 (file No. 82), entitled

A bill to amend section 5 of Act No. 236 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to protect fish in the inland waters of this State and to regulate the manner of taking, possession, transportation, size and sale of fish when taken from said waters; to provide penalties for the violation of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts conflicting therewith," being section 7658 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

D. C. OSBORN, Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Introduction of Bills.
Mr. Hayes introduced
Senate bill No. 145, entitled

A bill to amend section 8 of Act No. 206 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled "An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy and collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased; and to repeal Act No. 200 of the Public Acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act," as amended by Act No. 297 of the Public Acts of 1921, being section 4002 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. Hayes also introduced
Senate bill No. 146, entitled

A bill to amend section 13 of Act No. 108 of the Public Acts of 1889, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of trust, deposit and security companies, and to repeal Act 58 of the Session Laws of 1871, approved March 29, 1871, entitled 'An act to provide for the incorporation of trust, deposit and security companies,' being chapter 88 of Howell's Annotated Statutes; also to repeal Act No. 123 of Session Laws of 1883, approved May 25, 1883, entitled 'An act to amend section 9 of Act No. 58 of the Session Laws of 1871,' approved March 29, 1871, being compiler's section 2290, relative to the corporate rights of trust, deposit and security companies," being section 8055 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. Bahorski introduced
Senate bill No. 147, entitled

A bill to amend section 75 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," same being section 950 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 Military Affairs.

Mr. Hunter introduced
Senate bill No. 148, entitled

A bill to amend section 23 of Act No. 87 of the Public Acts of 1855, entitled "An act relative to burying grounds," being section 11144 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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

Mr. MacNaughton introduced
Senate bill No. 149, entitled

A bill to amend section 6 of chapter 3 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.

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

Third Reading of Bills. The following entitled bill was read a third time: Senate bill No. 109 (file No. 76), entitled

A bill to provide for the purchase of primary school lands by the State when necessary for the establishment of State Forest Reserves, State Parks, or other reserves for State purposes, and to make appropriations therefor.

The question being on the passage of the bill, the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

YEAS—30.

Atwood
Bahorski
Bohn
Brower
Case, Bernie L.
Case, William L.
Condon
Connelly

Eldred
Gansser
Gettel
Glaspie
Hayes
Henry
Horton
Hunter

Karcher
Leland
MacNaughton
Osborn
Pearson
Penney
Riopelle

Ross
Smith
Truettner
Whiteley
Wilcox
Wood
Young

NAYS—0.

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. 89 (file No. 75), entitled

A bill to empower the United States of America to acquire lands in the State of Michigan by purchase or otherwise for establishing, consolidating and extending National forests, and to grant to the United States of America all rights necessary for the proper control and administration of lands so acquired.

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. 1 (file No. 1), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 204 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled "An act to create a board of jury commissioners, consisting of seven persons, for courts of record in the county of Wayne, and to repeal Act No. 95 of the Public Acts of 1887, as amended by Act No. 42 of the Public Acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act,” as last amended by Act No. 269 of the Public Acts of 1907.

The question being on the passage of the bill, the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

YEAS_30.

Atwood
Bahorski
Bohn
Brower
Case, Bernie L.
Case, William L.
Condon
Connelly

Eldred
Gansser
Gettel
Glaspie
Hayes
Henry
Horton
Hunter

Karcher
Leland
MacNaughton
Osborn
Pearson
Penney
Riopelle

Ross
Smith
Truettner
Whiteley
Wilcox
Wood
Young

NAYS-0.

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. 116 (file No. 80), entitled

A bill to define cheese and to regulate the manufacture and sale of same within the limits of the State of Michigan; to provide for labeling; prescribe a penalty, and to repeal sections 5, 7 and 8 of Act No. 193 of the Public Acts of 1895, as amended by Act No. 73, Public Acts of 1913; also to repeal section 6 of Act No. 193, Public Acts of 1895, as amended by Act No. 118, Public Acts of 1897 and Act No. 73 of the Public Acts of 1913.

The question being on the passage of the bill, the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

YEAS--30.

Atwood
Bahorski
Bohn

Eldred
Gansser
Gettel

Karcher
Leland
MacNaughton

Ross
Smith
Truettner

Brower
Case, Bernie L.
Case, William L.
Condon
Connelly

Glaspie
Hayes
Henry
Horton
Hunter

Osborn
Pearson
Penney
Riopelle

Whiteley
Wilcox
Wood
Young

NAYS—0.

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:
House bill No. 101 (file No. 20), entitled

A bill to amend Act No. 79 of the Public Acts of 1907, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act amendatory to the several acts in relation to the Wesleyan Seminary at Albion and the Albion Female Collegiate Institute,' approved February 9, 1857," by repealing sections 9, 10, 11 and 12 thereof, being sections 11082, 11083, 11084 and 11085 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, by re-numbering section 13, being section 11086 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, so as to read section 9, and by adding thereto a new section to stand as section 5-a.

The question being on the passage of the bill, the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

YEAS-30.
Atwood
Eldred
Karcher

Ross
Bahorski
Gansser
Leland

Smith
Bohn
Gettel

MacNaughton Truettner
Brower
Glaspie
Osborn

Whiteley
Case, Bernie L. Hayes

Pearson

Wilcox Case, William L. Henry

Penney

Wood
Condon
Horton
Riopelle

Young
Connelly

Hunter

NAYS—0.

So, a majority of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The bill was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.
On motion of Mr. Henry, two-thirds of all the Senators-elect voting therefor,
The bill was given immediate effect.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 25 (file No. 14), entitled

A bill to amend section 18 of Act No. 475 of the Local Acts of 1903, entitled "An act to establish and provide justices' courts in the City of Detroit, and to repeal Act No. 426 of the Local Acts of 1901, approved May 13, 1901," approved May 20, 1903.

Pending the taking of the vote on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Condon offered the following amendment:

Section 18, line 25, after the word "of", strike out "four" and insert in lieu thereof "three".

The amendment was not seconded, a majority of the Senators present not voting therefor.

The question then being on the passage of the bill, the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

YEAS-26.

Atwood
Bahorski
Bonn
Brower
Case, William L.
Connelly
Eldred

Gansser
Glaspie
Hayes
Henry
Horton
Hunter
Karcher

MacNaughton
Osborn
Pearson
Penney
Riopelle
Ross

Smith
Truettner
Whiteley
Wilcox
Wood
Young

NAYS-4.

Case, Bernie L.

Condon

Gettel

Leland

So, a majority of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The bill was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Motions and Resolutions.

Mr. Henry moved that when the Senate adjourns today it stand adjourned until tomorrow, Friday, February 16, at 9:00 o'clock a. m.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Henry moved that when the Senate adjourns tomorrow it stand adjourned until Monday, February 19, 1923, at 8:00 o'clock p, m.

The motion prevailed.

General Orders. Mr. Penney 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. Penney as chairman.

Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the whole, with Mr. Penney in the chair.

After some time spent therein the committee rose; and, the President having resumed the chair, the committee, through its chairman, reported that the committee had had under consideration the following entitled joint resolution and had come to no resolution thereon:

Senate joint resolution No. 2 (file No. 40), entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Article XVI of the Constitution, by adding a new section thereto to stand as section 12 of said article, providing for a death penalty in certain cases.

The President of the Senate called Senator Walter J. Hayes, President pro tempore of the Senate, to the chair.

Mr. Ross moved that, this being the twenty-fifth anniversary of the blowing up of the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor, Colonel Gansser, Senator from the twenty-fifth district, who was a soldier in both the Spanish-American and World Wars, and Senator Glaspie from the twelfth district, who was a soldier in the Spanish-American War, be invited to address the Senate.

The motion prevailed.
Colonel Gansser and Senator Glaspie then addressed the Senate.

Leaves of Absence.

Senators Bahorski and Condon asked and were granted leaves of absence until Tuesday, February 20.

Senator William L. Case asked and was granted leave of absence until Wednesday, February 21.

Senators Eldred, Smith and Wood asked and were granted leaves of absence until Monday, February 19.

Mr. Glaspie moved that the Senate adjourn.
The motion prevailed, the time being 4:20 o'clock p. m.

Accordingly, and in pursuance of the order previously made, the President pro tempore declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Friday, February 16, 1923, at 9:00 o'clock a. m.

DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.

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