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The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill.

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

Introduction of Bills.

Mr. Hayes introduced
Senate bill No. 86, entitled

A bill to amend 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 sections 7967 to 8032 inclusive of the Compiled Laws of 1915, by adding a new section thereto after section 27 thereof to stand as section 27-a.

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. 87, entitled

A bill to prohibit banking by other than incorporated banking companies, to require persons engaged in private banking to incorporate under the general banking laws of this State within a certain time, and to prescribe the terms and conditions under which such private bankers may so incorporate.

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. 88, entitled

A bill 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.

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

Mr. Osborn introduced
Senate bill No. 89, 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 bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Mr. Smith introduced
Senate bill No. 90, entitled

A bill authorizing the board of supervisors of any of the several counties of the State of Michigan to appropriate money from the general fund for the purpose of celebrating the centennial of the organization of the county or paying the deficit existing for the expenses of such celebration after it has been held.

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

Mr. Pearson introduced
Senate bill No. 91, entitled

A bill to protect game on lands owned and controlled by the State of Michigan, to prevent fires on said lands, and to prescribe penalties.

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

Mr. Wood introduced
Senate bill No. 92, entitled
A bill to divide the State of Michigan into thirty-two senatorial districts,

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

Mr. Bahorski introduced
Senate bill No. 93, entitled

A bill to provide for the resignation or retirement of justices of the Supreme l'ourt and for the payment of compensation to them during their lifetime.

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

Mr. Hunter introduced
Senate bill No. 94, entitled

A bill to require all persons and corporations who use water power developed within this State to make daily records of the water flow and stream discharge and to report the same to the Michigan Public Utilities Commission.

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

Mr. Young introduced
Senate bill No. 95, entitled

A bill to regulate the hours of labor of employes in the fire departments of municipalities and providing penalties for the violation thereof.

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

Mr. Gansser introduced
Senate bill No. 96, entitled

A bill to amend Act No. 1 of the Public Acts of the first extra session of 1921, entitled, as amended, "An act to provide for the payment of a bonus to persons who served in the army, navy or marine forces of the United States during the late war with Germany and Austria; to authorize and provide for the borrowing of thirty millions of dollars to meet such payments, and the issuance of bonds, temporary bonds, notes and interim certificates for such indebtedness, and to provide for the payment of principal and interest on such obligations, and to make such obligations exempt from taxation," as amended by Act No. 1 of the second extra session of 1921, by adding a new section thereto to stand as section 9 of said act.

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

Mr. Glaspie introduced
Senate bill No. 97, entitled

A bill to regulate the issuing of marriage licenses by prescribing the time and manner in which such licenses may be issued and providing for the punishment of any person or physician knowingly making any false statement or certificate in relation thereto.

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

Mr. Glaspie also introduced
Senate bill No. 98, entitled

A bill to regulate and prescribe the procedure in actions for divorce in courts of this State and to provide a punishment for the violation of the provisions of decrees entered therein.

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

Third Reading of Bills.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 31 (file No. 18), entitled:

A bill to amend section 9 of Act No. 392 of the Local Acts of 1891, entitled "An act to provide salary of and for appointment of clerks for the circuit court commissioners of Wayne county," approved July 2, 1891, as added by Act No. 449 of the Local Acts of 1907, approved March 27, 1907.

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

Atwood
Bahorski
Brower
Case, Bernie L.
Case, William L.
Connelly
Eldred

Gansser
Gettel
Glaspie
Hayes
Henry
Horton
Hunter

YEAS—27.

Karcher
Leland
MacNaughton
Osborn
Pearson
Riopelle

Ross
NAYS—0.

Sligh
Smith
Whiteley
Wilcox
Wood
Young

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. 14 (file No. 13), entitled:

A bill to amend section 3 of chapter 13 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, "The Judicature Act of 1915," being section 12406 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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

YEAS-26.
Atwood
Gansser
Karcher

Ross
Bahorski
Gettel
Leland

Smith
Brower
Glaspie

MacNaughton Whiteley
Case, Bernie L. Hayes

Osborn

Wilcox Case, William L. Henry

Pearson

· Wood
Connelly
Horton
Riopelle

Young
Eldred

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.

General Orders.
Mr. MacNaughton 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. MacNaughton as chairman.

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

Senate bill No. 7 (file No. 39), entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 287 of the Public Acts of 1921, entitled "An act to provide for the collection of agricultural statistics by township and city supervisors or other assessing officers," approved May 18, 1921.

The bill was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

Mr. Smith moved that Senator Bohn be excused from all sessions for the remainder of this week.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Bahorski moved that the Senate adjourn.
The motion prevailed, the time being 2:36 o'clock p. m.
Accordingly, the President declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow.
Thursday, February 1, 1923, at 2:00 o'clock p. m.

DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NUMBER FIFTEEN.

Senate Chamber,
Lansing, Thursday, February 1, 1923.

2:00 o'clock p. m.

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

Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. E. W. Bishop of the Plymouth. Congregational Church of Lansing.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

Present: Senators Atwood, Bahorski, Brower, Bernie L. Case, William L. Case, Condon, Connelly, Eldred, Gansser, Gettel, Glaspie, Hayes, Henry, Horton, Hunter, Karcher, Leland, MacNaughton, Osborn, Pearson, Riopelle, Ross, Sligh, Smith, Whiteley, Wilcox, Young—27; a quorum.

Absent with leave: Senator Bohn-1.

Absent without leave: Senators Johnson, Penney, Truettner and Wood—4.

Mr. Condon moved that Senators Penney and Wood be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Whiteley moved that the other absentees without leave be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

Presentation of Petitions. Petition No 68. By Mr. Horton. Resolution of Devils Lake Rod and Gun Club requesting that the law be amended so as to prevent the catching of any fish before June 15.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 69. By Mr. Osborn. Petition of D. E. Emmons and other citizens of St. Joseph County, relative to fish and game laws.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Bills Printed and Filed. The Secretary also announced that the following named bills and joint resolution had been printed and placed upon the files of the Senators, February 1.

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

To amend Article XVI of the Constitution providing death penalty in certain cases.

Senate bill No. 74 (file No. 41)

Providing certain requirements in written instruments conveying or mortgaging real estate.

House bill No. 78 (file No. 12)--

To amend section 6 of chapter 83 of the Revised Statues of 1846—regarding marriage, etc.

Reports of Standing Committees.

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. 69 (file No. 35), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 of chapter 4, part 1 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," and to add a new section thereto to stand as section 4-a.

T. H. MacNAUGHTON,

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

Introduction of Bills.

Mr. William L. Case introduced
Senate joint resolution No. 3, 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.

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

Mr. Brower introduced
Senate bill No. 99, entitled

A bill to amend sections 4 and 5 of Act No. 1 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled “An act to fix the compensation and mileage of members and of certain officers and employes of the Legislature, to provide the manner of paying said compensation and mileage, and to make appropriation therefor," approved January 17, 1919.

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

Mr. Hayes introduced
Senate bill No. 100, entitled

A bill to amend section 10 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 7976 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. Condon introduced
Senate bill No. 101, 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.

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. 102, entitled

A bill to regulate the selling, leasing, lending, exhibiting, or the use or advertising of motion picture films or reels and stereopticon views or slides; to provide a system for the examination and approval thereof; prescribing fees to be paid

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