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Mr. Pearson introduced
Senate bill No. 111, entitled

A bill to amend the title and section 7 of Act No. 302 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled, as amended, “An act to provide for the registration, identification and regulation of motor vehicles and trailers attached thereto operated upon the public highways of this state, and of the operators of such vehicles, and to provide for levying specific taxes upon such vehicles so operated, and to provide for the disposition of such funds and to exempt from all other taxation such motor vehicles so specifically taxed, registered, identified and regulated, and to repeal all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith or contrary hereto," being section 4803 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 383 of the Public Acts of 1919.

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

Mr. Pearson also introduced
Senate bill No. 112, 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.

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

Third Reading of Bills. The following entitled bill was read a third time: Senate bill No. 5 (file No. 5), entitled

A bill to prohibit the wilful disturbance of any religious assembly of worshipers of God, or the exhibiting in any public hall or theater of pictures in derision or mockery of the dress, garb or ceremonial actions of any bishop, priest, minister, elder or other religious worker, and providing punishment therefor.

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 not having voted therefor,
The bill was not passed.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
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 question being on the passage of the bill, the roll was called and the Sen. ators voted as follows:

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

Connelly
Gansser
Gettel
Henry
Horton
Hunter

YEAS-24.

Leland
MacNaughton
Osborn
Pearson
Penney
Ross

Sligh
Truettner
Whiteley
Wilcox
Wood
Young

NAYS-0.

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

On motion of Mr. Bernie L. Case, two-thirds of all the Senators-elect Voilug There or,

The bill was given immediate effect.

General Orders.

Mr. Henry moved that the Senate resolve itscif into Committee oi the Whole for consideration oi the general orders.

The motion prevailed and the President designated Mr. Henry as chairman.

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

Aftor some time spent therein the committee rose; and, the President having resumed the chair, the committee, through its chairman, reported back to the Senate, favoraboy and without amendment, the following entitled bill:

Senate bill No. 99 (file No. 62), antitled

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 certain officers and employes or the Legislature, to provide the manner of paying said compensation and mileage, and to make appropriation there'or," approved January 17, 1919.

The bi l was piaced on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

Mr. Osborn moved that the Senate adjourn.
Th“ motion prevailed, the time being 8:35 o'clock p. m.

Accordingly, the President declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Tuesday. February 6, 1923, 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 6, 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. Virgil Boyer, of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, of Lansing.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

Present: Senators Atwood, Bahorski, Bohn, Brower, Bernie L. Case, William L. Case, Condon, Connelly, Eldred, Gansser, Gettel, Glaspie, Hayes, Henry, Horton, Hunter, Johnson, Leland, MacNaughton, Osborn, Pearson, Penney, Riopelle, Ross, Smith, Truettner, Whiteley, Wilcox, Wood, Young-30; a quorum.

Absent without leave:

Senators Karcher and Sligh--2.

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

The motion prevailed.

Presentation of Petitions. Petition No. 74. By Mr. MacNaughton. Resolution by the Kent County Grange favoring drastic changes in our Covert Road Law.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways.

Petition No. 75. By Mr. MacNaughton. Resolution by the Kent County Grange protesting against the reduction of the State Tax Committee.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 76. By Mr. MacNaughton. Resolution by the Kent County Grange protesting against the purchase of Isle Royale by our State government.

The petition was refrerred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 77. By Mr. MacNaughton. Resolution by the Kent County Grange protesting against the repeal of the Primary School Fund Law.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Education.

Petition No. 78. By Mr. MacNaughton. Resolution by the Kent County Grange favoring the removal of the maximum on the Corporation Tax.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 79. By Mr. MacNaughton. Resolution by the Kent County Grange favoring a tax of two cents per gallon on gasoline.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways.

Petition No. 80. By Mr. MacNaughton. Resolution by the Kent County Grange favoring a reasonable tax on passenger busses not to exceed $10.00 a passenger seat.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways.

Reports of Standing Committees. 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. 20, entitled

A bill to provide for the preservation of the aboriginal and other antiquities, mounds, earthworks, ancient forts, graves, mines, etc., in the State of Michigan.

D. C. OSBORN, Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was ordered printed and 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. 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.

D. C. OSBORN, Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was ordered printed and 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. 109, 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.

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

The Committee on Executive Business, to whom was referred the message of the Governor, of date February 5, 1923, submitting for the consideration of the Senate the following nomination to office, namely:

L. Whitney Watkins, of Manchester, Jackson County, as Commissioner of Agriculture, to succeed J. A. Doelle, resigned.

Respectfully report the same back to the Senate, with the recommendation that the Senate advise and consent to the said nomination.

WALTER F. TRUETTNER, Chairman. Mr. Truettner moved that the vote on advising and consenting to the nomination of L. Whitney Watkins, a former Senator, of Manchester, Jackson County, as Commissioner of Agriculture, to succeed J. A. Doelle, resigned, be taken in open session.

The motion prevailed.

The question then being on advising and consenting to the said nomination, the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

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

Eldred
Gansser
Gettel
Glaspie
Hayes
Henry
Horton
Hunter

YEAS-30.

Johnson
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 in favor thereof,
The Senate advised and consented to the said nomination to office.

Introduction of Bills.

Mr. Horton introduced
Senate joint resolution No. 4, entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 14, Article XI of the Constitution of the State of Michigan, providing for the disposition of fines assessed and collected for any breach of the penal laws of this State.

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

Mr. Condon introduced
Senate bill No. 113, entitled

A bill to amend section 5 of chapter 67 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, known as “The Judicature Act of 1915," being section 14182 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 416 of the Public Acts of 1919, approved May 13, 1919, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith.

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. 114, entitled

A bill relating to the rights of husband and wife, and to repeal all other acts ·and parts of acts inconsistent herewith.

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

Mr. Horton introduced
Senate bill No. 115, entitled

A bill to amend section 13 of chapter 3 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, "The Judicature Act of 1915," being section 12241 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. Horton also introduced
Senate bill No. 116, 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 bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

Mr. Wood introduced
Senate bill No. 117, entitled

A bill to amend section 41 of chapter 2 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, known as "The Judicature Act of 1915," being section 12124 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 346 of the Public Acts of 1917.

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

Mr. Gettel introduced
Senate bill No. 118, entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of Act No. 168 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled "An act to provide for a State superintendent of weights and measures, State county and city sealers and inspection of weights and measures, prescribing their powers and duties, providing penalties for fraud and deception in the use of false weights and measures and confiscation thereof, and repealing sections 4882 to 4897, inclusive, of the Compiled Laws of 1897,” being section 6240 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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

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