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otherwise unlawfully taken; to provide for the regulation and licensing of certain dealers in used and second hand vehicles as herein defined; to prescribe the powers and duties of the Secretary of State hereunder; and to provide penalties for violation of the provisions hereof," approved April 13, 1921.

The following is the amendment recommended by the committee:

Section 3, page 4, štrike out lines 22, 23 and 24 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

"Provided, when the ownership of any motor vehicle shall pass by operation of law, the person owning such motor vehicle may upon furnishing satisfactory proof to the Secretary of State of such ownership procure a title to said motor vehicle regardless of whether a certificate of title has ever been issued."

WILLIAM M. CONNELLY,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The amendment recommended by the committee was agreed to and the bill, as thus amended, 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 followlowing entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 169, entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of Act No. 25 of the Public Acts of the Extra Session of 1919, entitled "An act to authorize and provide for the raising of money by taxation and for the borrowing of money by the State for the construction and improvement of highways and bridges, to authorize the issuance of notes and bonds as evidence of the indebtedness so created, and to provide a tax for the payment of the principal of such obligations and interest thereon," approved June 25, 1919, as amended by Act No. 65 of the Public Acts of 1921.

WILLIAM M. CONNELLY,

Chairman. The report was accepted. Pending the reference of the bill to the Committee of the Whole,

Mr. Connelly moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

The motion prevailed.
Mr. MacNaughton submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 123, entitled

A bill to amend section 12 of chapter 1 of Part II 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.

T. H. MacNAUGHTON,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill 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. 16, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Ionia 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 “two hundred ninety-eight thousand eight hundred seventeen dollars and seventy-eight cents" and insert in lieu thereof the words “two hundred thirty-three thousand, two hundred forty-one dollars".

(2) Section 1, strike out in lines 5 and 6 the words “two hundred twenty-eight thousand four hundred ninety dollars and forty-two cents” and insert in lieu thereof the words "one hundred ninety-four thousand, four hundred seventy-eight dollars."

(3) Section 1, strike out lines 11 to 33 inclusive and insert in lieu thereof the following: Personal Service: Medical Superintendent

$4,000.00

$4,000.00 Steward ...

2,382.00

2,382.00 Other Personal Service

72,500.00

72,500.00

.

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Totals for Personal Service
Fuel Supplies
Food Supplies
Clothing Supplies
Other Supplies
Materials. .
Contractual Service

78,882.00
18,000.00
36,000.00
14,572.00
14,536.00
7,000.00
8,150.00

78,882.00 18,000.00 37,000.00 14,890.00 14,581.00 7,000.00 8,150.00

178,503.00

14,975.00 1,000.00

Total maintenance and operation

.177,140.00 Outlay for Equipment (Exclusive of New Buildings) ...

29,601.00 Landscape development and shrubbery

1,000.00 Tiling Project on Flats

6,500.00 Concrete sidewalks.

1,000.00 Fence around buildings

3,000.00 Addition to Laundry Building

6,000.00 Alterations in Building 1

3,000.00 Stock and Hay Barns

3,500.00 Root Cellar .

2,500.00

Total

26,500.00

1,000.00 Grand Total

.233,241.00

194,478.00 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.

Introduction of Bills.

Mr. Eldred introduced
Senate bill No. 171, entitled

A bill to amend sections 2, 4, and 5 of Chapter 64 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled “The Judicature Act of 1915," being sections 14139, 14141, and 14142 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 Judiciary.

Mr. Eldred also introduced
Senate bill No. 172, entitled

A bill to amend the title and sections 1, 5 and 6 of Act No. 6 of the Public Acts of 1907, Extra Session, entitled "An act to define and to regulate the treatment and control of dependent, neglected and delinquent children, to prescribe the jurisdiction of the probate court, and the powers, duties and compensation of the probate judge and the probate register with regard thereto; to provide for the appointment of county agents, register of the juvenile division and probation officers, and to prescribe their powers, duties and compensation and to provide for the granting of rehearings and modifications of orders, sentences and decrees of said court," being sections 2011, 2015 and 2016 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 16 of the Public Acts of 1921, First Extra Session, and Act No. 24 of the Public Acts of 1921, First Extra Session.

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

Mr. Brower introduced
Senate bill No. 173, entitled

A bill to make appropriations for certain special State purposes for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925, and to repeal all other acts or parts of acts making appropriations therefor for said years.

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

Mr. Osborn introduced
Senate bill No. 174, 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. 5 of the Second Extra Session of 1921.

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

Mr. Horton introduced
Senate bill No. 175, entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of chapter 9 of Act No. 3 of the Public Acts of 1895, entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of Michigan, and defining the powers and duties," being section 2729 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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

Mr. Connelly introduced
Senate bill No. 176, entitled

A bill to amend sections 9 and 10 of chapter 5 of Act No. 283 of the Public Acts of 1909, as amended, entitled "An act to revise, consolidate and add to the laws relating to the establishment, opening, improvement, maintenance and use of the public highways and private roads, the condemnation of property and gravel therefor; the building, repairing and preservation of bridges; setting and protecting shade trees, drainage, cutting weeds and brush within this State, and providing for the election and defining the powers, duties and compensation of State, county, township and district highway officials,” being sections 4386 and 4387 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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

Mr. Bohn introduced
Senate bill No. 177, entitled

A bill to authorize the establishment and maintenance of a ferry service across the Straits of Mackinac as a part of the highway system of the State.

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

Mr. Glaspie introduced
Senate bill No. 178, entitled

A bill to provide for the protection of game and birds, to regulate the taking, possession, use and transportation of same, to prohibit the sale thereof, to regulate the manner of hunting, pursuing and killing game or birds, to provide a penalty for the violation of any of the provisions of this act.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the Com mittee on Conservation.

Mr. Osborn also introduced
Senate bill No. 179, entitled

A bill to amend section 5 of Act No. 40 of the Public Acts of 1899, entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of Protestant Episcopal churches," being section 10932 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 62 of the Public Acts of 1917.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the Com. mittee on State Affairs.

Mr. Glaspie also introduced
Senate bill No. 180, entitled

A bill to amend section 9 of Act No. 163 of the Public Acts of 1921, entitled "An act creating the State Welfare Department, prescribing its form of organization, powers and duties; providing for the management and control of State hospitals, prisons and other State institutions of a special nature; to provide for the welfare of persons in the custody or under the tutelage of the State; abolishing certain boards governing institutions embraced within this act, and creating certain commissions in succession thereto; and making an appropriation for certain purposes of this act," approved May 17, 1921.

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

Mr. Leland introduced
Senate bill No. 181, entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 207 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to prohibit the hunting of rabbits with ferrets and guinea pigs or other rodents; exempting from its provisions farmers and fruit growers hunting on their own lands, and those townships wherein electors so decide by referendum; prescribing penalty for violation and repealing Act No. 180 of the Public Acts of 1911, entitled 'An act to prohibit the hunting of rabbits with ferrets or guinea pigs,' and all other acts or parts of acts in contravention therewith," as amended by Act No. 231 of the Public Acts of 1921, being section 7548 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the Committe on Conservation.

Mr. Eldred also introduced
Senate bill No. 182, entitled

A bill to revise and consolidate the laws organizing hospitals for the insane, homes and schools for the feeble-minded and epileptic, institutions for the discovery and treatment of mental disorders; to regulate and provide for the care, management and use thereof; to provide for the licensing, visitation and supervision of privately owned hospitals, homes and institutions for the care and treatment of such mentally defective persons; to provide for the apprehension of persons believed to be insane, feeble-minded, mentally defective or epileptic, and their commitment, to provide for their care, custody, parole and discharge, to provide penalties and to repeal certain acts or parts of acts contrary to the provisions hereof.

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

Third Reading of Bills.
The following entitled joint resolution was read a third time:
House joint resolution No. 3 (file No. 15), entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to article 8 of the State Constitution by adding thereto a new section to stand as section 30, authorizing the Legislature to provide for the incorporation of ports and port districts with power to engage in work of internal improvements.

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

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So, two-thirds of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The joint resolution was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the joint resolution.

The following is the joint resolution as it passed the Senate:
House joint tion No. 3 (file No. 15), entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to article 8 of the State Constitution by adding thereto a new section to stand as section 30, authorizing the Legislature to provide for the incorporation of ports and port districts with power to engage in work of internal improvements.

Resolved by the House of Representatives and the Senate of the State of Michigan, That the following amendment to article 8 of the Constitution of this state, by adding a new section thereto to stand as section 30 of said article, is hereby proposed, agreed to and submitted to the people of this State, that is to say, that a new section be added to said article 8 to stand as section 30 and to read as follows:

Sec. 30. The Legislature may provide for the incorporation of ports and port districts, and confer power and authority upon them to engage in work of internal improvements in connection therewith.

Resolved further, That the foregoing proposed amendment be submitted to the people of this State at the election to be held in the month of April in the year 1923. The Secretary of State is hereby required to certify said proposed amendment to the clerks of the various counties of the State in the manner required by law. It shall be the duty of the board of election commissioners of each county to prepare ballots for the use of the electors when voting on said proposed amendment, which ballot after setting forth the proposed amendment in full shall be in substantially the following form:

"Vote on amendment to article 8 of the State Constitution, by adding a new section thereto to stand as section 30 of said article.

"Shall article 8 of the State Constitution be amended by adding a new section thereto to stand as section 30 of said article, authorizing the Legislature to provide for the incorporation of ports and port districts with power to engage in work of internal improvements?

“Yes ( )
"No ( )."

General Orders.

Mr. Ross 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. Ross as chairman.

Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, with Mr. Ross 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:

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.

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.

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.

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

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