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Petition No. 162. By Mr. Truettner. Petition of the Board of Supervisors of Marquette County favoring the repeal of the One Buck Law.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 163. By Mr. Truettner. Petition of the Board of Supervisors of Marquette County favoring the increase of salary of circuit court stenographer.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Petition No. 164. By Mr. Truettner. Petition of the Board of Supervisors of Marquette County favoring Eastern Standard Time.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Petition No. 165. By Mr. Truettner. Petition of the Board of Supervisors of Marquette County favoring reduction of the dog tax.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

Petition No. 166. By Mr. Smith. Petition of E. A. Johnson and nineteen others asking for the favorable consideration of the bill for the enlargement of public hunting grounds in the State.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 167. By Mr. Smith. Petition of Clarence A. Reid and twenty others of St. Clair County asking for the passage of a bill restricting the number of acres to be owned by hunting clubs.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 168. By Mr. Karcher. Petition of A. R. Flynn and forty-five others asking for the passage of House Bill No. 9, File No. 4.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 169. By Mr. Truettner. Petition of M. C. Drake and six other citizens of Marquette County favoring reforestation.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 170. By Mr. Whiteley. Petition of the Board of Road Commissioners of Berrien County endorsing the program of the State Highway Department for the construction of roads.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways.

Petition No. 171. By Mr. Penney. Petition of the Houghton School Parent Teachers' Club of Saginaw praying the Legislature for the passage of a bill to accept the provisions of the Sheppard-Towner Maternity-Infancy Act of Congress.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 172. By Mr. William L. Case. Petitions of the Traverse City Nurses' Club, the W. C. T. U. of Manton, the Parent Teacher Association, Boardman School, Traverse City, and Mrs. M. Fredrickson and thirteen other citizens of Northport praying the Legislature for the passage of a bill to accept the provisions of the Sheppard-Towner Maternity-Infancy Act of Congress.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 173. By Mr. Hayes. Petition of Parent Teacher Association, March School, Detroit and Highland Park Circle, Michigan Federation of Child Conservation League, Detroit and Highland Park, praying the Legislature for the passage of a bill to accept the provisions of the Sheppard-Towner Maternity-Infancy Act of Congress.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Act Enrolled and Presented to Governor.

The Secretary announced the enrollment printing and the presentation to the Governor on February 28, for his approval, of the following named act:

Senate enrolled Act No. 4 (being Senate bill No. 59, file No. 26)—

An act to amend section 1 of Act No. 348 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to bar debts and obligations against deceased persons and the estates of deceased persons, in certain cases, and to repeal Act No. 256 of the Public Acts of 1915, the same being compilers' section 14620 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, and all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act,” approved May 10, 1917.

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. 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.

(For text of amendments see Senate Journal, page 171.)

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives insists on its amendments and asks for a conference on the matters of difference between the two houses as to the bill.

Mr. Horton 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 confer. ence, Senators Horton, Ross and Atwood.

Reports of Standing Committees.

Mr. Hayes submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 160 (file No. 31), entitled

A bill to amend section 27 of Act No. 205 of the Public Acts of 1887, entitled "An act to revise the laws authorizing the business of banking and to establish a banking department for the supervision of such business," being section 7996 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 23 of the Public Acts of 1919.

W. J. HAYES,

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

Mr. Connelly submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 155, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the State Highway Department for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925, for certain specific purposes, and to designate the source from which moneys so appropriated shall be paid.

WILLIAM M. CONNELLY,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

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

Mr. Brower submitted the following report:

The Committee on Finance and Appropriations respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill with amendment, recommending that the amendment be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

Senate bill No. 36, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the State Board of Law Examiners for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925, for maintenance, operation and other purposes.

The following is the amendment recommended by the committee:
Strike out all of Section 4.

B. E. BROWER,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The amendment recommended by the committee was agreed to and the bill, as thus amended, was ordered printed and referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Brower submitted the following report:

The Committee on Finance and Appropriations respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill with amendments, recommending that the amend ments be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

Senate bill No. 38, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Public Administrator for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925, for maintenance, operation and other purposes.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee:

(1) Section 1, strike out line 4 and insert in lieu thereof the words "eighteen hundred dollars".

(2) Section 1, strike out line 7 and insert in lieu thereof the words "eighteen hundred dollars". (3) Section 1, strike out line 13 and insert in lieu thereof the following: "Traveling Expense...

..$1500.00 $1500.00"
(4) Section 1, strike out line 15 and insert in lieu thereof the following:
“Totals...

. $1800.00 $1800.00
B. E. BROWER,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The amendments recommended by the committee were agreed to and the bill, as thus amended, was ordered printed and referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Brower submitted the following report:

The Committee on Finance and Appropriations respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill with amendments, recommending that the amendments be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

Senate bill No. 49, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Commissioner of Pardons and Paroles for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925, for maintenance, operation and other purposes.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee:

(1) Section 1, strike out line 4 and insert in lieu thereof the words "twentyone thousand two hundred twenty-five dollars”.

(2) Section 1, strike out line 7 and insert in lieu thereof the words "twentyone thousand one hundred twenty-five dollars".

(3) Section 1, strike out all of lines 12 to 20 inclusive and insert the following: Personal Service: Commissioner

$5,000.00

$5,000.00 Other personal service

10,650.00

10,650.00

Totals for Personal Service
Supplies
Traveling Expense
Other Contractual Service
Outlay for Equipment

. $15,650.00

1,700.00
2,550.00
1,075.00

250.00

$15,650.00

1,700.00 2,550.00 1,075.00

150.00

Totals

$21,225.00

$21,125.00 B. E. BROWER,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The amendments recommended by the committee were agreed to and the bill, as thus amended, was ordered printed and referred to the Committee of the Whole. Mr. Glaspie submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Hospitals respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill with amendments, recommending that the amendments be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

Senate bill No. 19, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Pontiac State Hospital for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925, for maintenance, operation and other purposes.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee:

(1) Section 1, strike out in lines 3 and 4 the words "seven hundred seventy-two thousand, six hundred four dollars and eighty-eight cents" and insert in lieu thereof the words "five hundred twenty-eight thousand, seven hundred fourteen dollars".

(2) Section 1, strike out in lines 5 and 6 the words "six hundred and nine thousand one hundred dollars and nine cents” and insert in lieu thereof the words "five hundred seven thousand, eight hundred forty-four dollars”.

(3) Section 1, strike out lines 11 to 32 inclusive and insert in lieu thereof the following: Personal Service: Medical Superintendent .

$4,000.00 $4,000.00 Assistant Medical Superintendent

3,000.00

3,000.00 Other Personal Service

228,217.00 228,417.00

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Total ..

11,177.00 Grand Total

$528,714.00 $507,844.00 A. B. GLASPIE,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The amendments recommended by the committee were agreed to and the bill, as thus amended, was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations under the rules.

Mr. Bohn submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 150 (file No. 116), entitled

A bill to prohibit the maintenance of hospitals, nursing homes or places of refuge within twelve hundred feet of any public school, and to provide a penalty for the violation hereof.

F. P. BOHN,

Chairman.

The report was accepted.
The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Bohn submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 78 (file No. 12), entitled

A bill to amend section 6 of chapter 83 of the Revised Statutes of 1846, entitled “Of marriage and the solemnization thereof,” being section 11367 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

F. P. BOHN,

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

Mr. Gettel submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 191 (file No. 33), entitled

A bill to amend section 9 of chapter 5 of Act No. 254 of the Public Acts of 1897, entitled "An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of drains, and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor, and to repeal all other laws relative thereto," being section 4913 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 16 of the Public Acts of 1919.

GODFRIED GETTEL,

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

Mr. Eldred submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled joint resolution, without recommendation:

Senate joint resolution No. 3 (file No. 63), entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 13 of Article V of the State Constitution with reference to the time during which a session of the Legislature may continue.

F. O. ELDRED,

Chairman. The report was accepted. Pending the order that the joint resolution lie on the table,

Mr. William L. Case moved that the joint resolution be referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The motion prevailed.

Introduction of Bills.

Mr. Hayes introduced
Senate bill No. 165, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925, for maintenance, operation and payment of premiums of the annual State Fair.

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

Mr. Leland introduced
Senate bill No. 166, entitled

A bill to regulate cider mills and vinegar factories, to define same, and to pro vide for license and penalty.

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

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