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House bill No. 389 (file No. 162), entitled

A bill to amend sections 15 and 18 of Act No. 101 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to revise the law relative to the care of the feeble-minded and epileptic," being sections 1547 and 1550 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

0. G. Johnson,

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

Mr. Bryant 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. 218 (file No. 165), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of Act No. 334 of the Public Acts of 1913, as amended, entitled "An act to provide for the establishment, survey, improvement and maintenance of State reward trunk line highways, to provide for the payment of triple State reward thereon, to define the duties of State, county, good roads district and township officers in regard thereto and to appropriate funds to carry out the provisions thereof,” the same being section 4852 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

E. J. BRYANT,

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

Mr. Bryant submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 358 (file No. 135), entitled

A bill to amend section 27 of Chapter 1 of Act No. 283 of the Public Acts of 1909, 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, town. ship and district highway officials.

The following is the amendment recommended by the Committee: (1) Amend by adding after the word "commission" in line 85 the following: Said Commission shall have power, when in their judgment they deem it necessary for the safety of the public, to change the location of or abolish any existing crossing of railroads with highways and to require, when in their judgment it would be practicable, a separation of grades at any such crossing and to prescribe the manner of construction and the terms upon which such separation shall be made and the proportion in which the expense of the alteration or abolition of such crossings or the separation of such grades shall be divided between the railroad corporation and the State, county, good roads district or township: Provided, That no disposition shall be made of this matter until after all parties in interest shall have been afforded an opportunity to be heard in relation thereto. The state's portion of the cost of such changes as may be ordered by the provisions of this act shall in no case exceed twenty-five per cent of the total cost of such improvement * * * (except that in the case of any such separation of grades on a trunk line road the proportion of the expense that is not borne by the railroad corporation concerned shall be divided between the state and the county, good roads district or townhsip, as the case may bé, on the same basis as is or may be provided by law for the division of the cost of constructing trunk line highways. The amount to be paid by the state) shall be paid from any State Highway funds not otherwise appropriated, upon the certificate of the State Highway Commissioner to the Auditor General. * * *

E. J. BRYANT,

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. Sink submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 273 (file No. 229), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 213 of the Public Acts of 1903, entitled "An act to authorize the regents of the University of Michigan to grant teachers' certificates in certain cases, and to repeal Act No. 144 of the Public Acts of 1891, and all other acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act," being section 5812 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

CHARLES A, SINK,

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

Mr. Phillips submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 178 (file No. 131), 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 amend. ing their charters,” being section 3307 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 252 of the Public Acts of 1919, by adding a new subdivision thereto to be known as subdivision (x).

R. W. PHILLIPS,

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

Mr. Phillips submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 263 (file No. 233), entitled

A bill to amend section 33 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 compilers' section 3336 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

R. W. PHILLIPS,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole. Mr. Phillips submitted the following report:

The Committee on Cities and Villages 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:

House bill No. 174 (file No. 72), entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of Act No. 279 of the Public Acts of 1909, as amended, entitled An act to provide for the incorporation of cities and for revising and amending their charters,” being compilers' section 3307 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 232 of the Public Acts of 1917, as further amended by Act No. 252 of the Public Acts of 1919.

The following is the amendment recommended by the committee:

Section 4, lines 74 and 75, strike out all of sub-division “h” and insert, in lieu thereof, the following:

(h) For the costs and expenses of the following improvements including the necessary lands therefor, viz: for city hall and other public buildings and offices for the use of the city officials, engine house and structure for the fire department, for water works, lighting purposes, hospitals, quarantine grounds and pest house, market house and space, cemeteries and parks, watch houses, city prisons and work houses, and public wharves and landings upon navigable waters, levees and embankments, shall be paid from the general funds of the city: Provided, however, that if the majority of the property owners along a street or a part thereof, owning a major portion of the frontage affected, thereon, shall so

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petition the council in writing, the costs and expenses of installing a boulevard lighting system on such street may be made by said assessment upon the lands abutting thereon, when by the provisions of this act the costs and expenses of any legal or public improvement may be defrayed in whole or in part by said assessment upon the lands abutting upon and adjacent to or otherwise benefited by the improvement, such assessment may be made as in this act provided; And for assessing and re-assessing the costs, or any portion thereof, of any public improvement to said district.

R. W. PHILLIPS,

Chairman. The report was adopted.

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

Mr. Tufts submittd the following report:

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

House bill No. 376 (file No. 145), entitled

A bill to amend section 30 of Act No. 44 of the Public Acts of 1899, entitled "An act to provide for the publication and distribution of laws and documents, reports of the several officers, boards of officers and public institutions of this State, now or hereafter to be published, and to provide for the replacing of books lost by fire or otherwise, and to provide for the publication and distribution of the official directory and legislative manual of the State of Michigan.

CHAS. TUFTS,

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

Mr. Tufts submittd the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the fol. lowing entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 305 (file No. 289), entitled

A bill to provide for the regulation of the operation of motor vehicles for the carriage of passengers for hire on designated routes.

CHAS. TUFTS,

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

Mr. Tufts submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs 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. 286, (file No. 263). entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 4, 6, 9 and 14 of Act No. 46 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An Act to prevent fraud in the sale and disposition of stocks, bonds or other securities sold or offered for sale within the State of Michigan by any dealer, firm, company, association or corporation, foreign or domestic, by requiring an inspection of such stocks, bonds or other securities, and an inspection of the business of such persons, firms, companies, associations or corporations, including dealers and agents, and such regulation and supervision of the business of said persons, firms, companies, associations or corporations, including dealers and agents, as may be necessary to prevent fraud in the sale within the State, of any stocks, bonds or other securities, and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof, and to repeal Act No. 143 of the Public Acts of 1913, approved May 2, 1913, and all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith," being sections 11945, 11948, 11950, 11953 and 11958 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, and to add a new section thereto to stand as 1-a.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee:
(1) Amend the enacting section, line 1, by striking out the figure “1."
(2) Amend by striking out all of Sec. 1.

(3) Sec. 4, line 33, strike out the words “twenty-five," and insert in lieu thereof the word "ten."

CHAS. TUFTS,

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 of the Whole.

Introduction of Bills.

Mr. Wood introduced Senate bill No. 308, entitled A bill to authorize township boards to make improvements in streets, alleys and highways and to construct and maintain sewers, drains and watercourses; to provide for the making, levying and collecting of special assessments to pay the cost thereof; and to authorize the issuing of bonds to be paid from the collection of deferred installments of special assessments made to pay for such improvements.

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

Mr. Wood also introduced Senate bill No. 309, entitled A bill to authorize and empower courts of record having criminal jurisdiction other than circuit courts in the State of Michigan to try crimes and offenses committed at, upon or near to the boundaries of the jurisdiction of said courts as fixed by statute.

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

Mr. Bolt introduced
Senate bill No. 310, entitled

A bill to authorize counties and townships to change their boundaries in certain cases.

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

Mr. Bolt also introduced Senate bill No. 311, entitled A bill requiring persons who construct hard surface highways under contract with the State to furnish a maintenance and repair bond.

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

Third Reading of Bills.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 262 (file No. 217), entitled

A bill to prohibit any mutual fire, cyclone, automobile or hail-storm insurance company doing an insurance business in Michigan taking or assuming a greater risk or liability on a single hazard than one-fifth of one per cent of the total insurance in force in said company unless the excess insurance or liability over and above said one-fifth of one per cent be at once reinsured in some other insurance or reinsurance company doing business in and under the laws of the State; authorizing and making it legal for any mutual fire, cyclone, automobile or hailstorm insurance company organized under the laws of and doing business in the State to reinsure with and receive reinsurance from any other company authorized to do an insurance business in the State on any and all property situate within the State; defining what shall constitute a single hazard; fixing a penalty for the violation of this act; and amending all acts or parts of acts in conflict herewith.

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. 247 (file No. 194), entitled

A bill to prohibit the killing of deer until the year 1926 in the counties of Monroe, Macomb, Oakland and Wayne, and to provide a penalty 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 having voted therefor,
The bill was passed.
The question being on agreeing to the title,
Mr. Engel moved to amend the title so as to read as follows:

"A bill to prohibit the killing of deer until the year 1926 in the counties of Crawford, Missaukee, Monroe, Macomb, Oakland, Livingston, Shiawassee and Wayne."

The motion prevailed, and the title of the bill was so amended.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill as amended.
On motion of Mr. Wood, 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. 238 (file No. 182), entitled

A bill to regulate the taking of blue gills in the waters of Minor Lake, Allegan County, Michigan, and to provide a penalty for violations hereof.

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.

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