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termine whether certain lands owned by the State in the county of Jackson, will be benefited by certain proposed drains and to authorize such lands to be assessed for benefits and making an appropriation therefor."

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill and had ordered that it be given immediate effect; in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting

House bill No. 411 (file No. 251), entitled ! A bill to amend section 15 of Act No. 166 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled “An act to classify all school districts now in existence or hereafter created, which shall have a population of five hundred or more and less than seventyfive thousand as districts of the third or fourth classes; to provide for the government, control and administration of such school districts and the schools therein through boards of education; to provide for the manner of nomination and election of such boards and their powers and duties; and to repeal all general or special laws that conflict with the provisions of this act.”

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill: in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 423 (file No. 217), entitled

A bill to provide for the collection of agricultural statistics by township and city supervisors or other assessing officers.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill; in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 429 (file No. 249), entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of Act No. 278 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of villages and for revising and amending their charters," being compilers' section 2846 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill; in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 453 (file No. 231), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 3 of Act No. 91 of the Public Acts of 1905, entitled “An act to prevent the importation from other states and the spread within this State, of dangerous insects and dangerously contagious diseases affecting trees, shrubs, vines, plants and fruits, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts that contravene the provisions of this act,” being compilers' sections 7411 and 7413 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed *the bill; in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 455 (file No. 224), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of Act No. 59 of the Public Acts of 1915, as amended, entitled "An act to provide for the construction, improvement and maintenance of highways; for the levying, spreading and collecting of taxes and of special assessments therefor; to authorize the borrowing of money and the issuance of bonds under certain restrictions, regulations and limitations; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain officers with reference thereto; and to validate certain proceedings heretofore taken," the same being section 4672 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill; in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 460 (file No. 258), 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 or 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," being section 7548 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, and to repeal section 2 of said act.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill; in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 487 (file No. 255), entitled

A bill to provide for the alteration of boundaries of school districts where two or more school districts include property within the corporate limits of a village.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill; in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 491 (file No. 259), entitled

"A bill to amend sections 15 and 18 of Act No. 181 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act to provide for the prevention and suppression of contagious, infectious and communicable diseases of live stock; to provide for the creation of a Department of Animal Industry of the State of Michigan; to authorize and require the appointment of a State Commissioner of Animal Industry, of two advisory Commissioners and of a State Veterinarian; to prescribe the powers and duties of said officers, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act," approved May second, nineteen hundred nineteen, and to add three new sections to said act to stand as sections 21-a, 21-b, and 21-c.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill; in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 501 (file No. 257), entitled

A bill to regulate charges of common carriers for leases of railroad property or property under control of railroad companies to be used for sites for elevators, warehouses, ice houses, buying stations, flour mills, coal sheds or other buildings used for receiving, storing or manufacturing any article of commerce to be transported over the rails of common carriers.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill; in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting · House bill No. 514 (file No. 256), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 6 of Act No. 164, of the Public Acts of 1881, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of this act," being section 5712 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 43 of the Public Acts of 1919.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill and had ordered that it be given immediate effect; in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 516 (file No. 260), entitled

A bill to amend section 25 of Act No. 338 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to prohibit the manufacture, sale, keeping for sale, giving away, bartering, furnishing, possessing, importing or transporting of any vinous, malt, brewed, fermented, spirituous or intoxicating liquors, except for medicinal, mechanical, chemical, scientific and sacramental purposes; to regulate the manufacture, sale, possession, importation and transportation thereof for such excepted purposes; to provide for the enforcement of, and to prescribe penalties for violations of this act; to prohibit certain advertising and advertisements pertaining to the liquor trafic; to prescribe the duties of officers, and of carriers pertaining to the liquor traffic; to prescribe rights of action, recovery of damages and rules of evidence thereunder; and to repeal all acts in conflict therewith," as amended by Act No. 53 of the Public Acts of 1919.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill and had ordered that it be given immediate effect; in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

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

Reports of Standing Committees.

Mr. Clark 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:

House bill No. 48 (file No. 196), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Traverse City State Hospital for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1922, and June 30, 1923, for maintenance, operation and other specific purposes.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee:

(1) Section 1, line 4, strike out the figures "$551,985.00" and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$527,985.00."

(2) Section 1, line 21, strike out the figures "$43,000.00" for the year 1922-1923, and insert in lieu thereof the figures “$19,000.00."

(3) Section 1, line 22, strike out the figures "$551,985.00" and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$527,985.00.'

Roy. CLARK,

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.

Mr. Clark 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:

House bill No. 109 (file No. 195), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Pontiac State Hospital for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1922, and June 30, 1923, for maintenance, operation, and other specific purposes.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee:

(1) Section 1, line 3, strike out the figures "$501,034.50" and insert in lieu thereof the figures “$461,034.50."

(2) Section 1, line 4, strike out the figures "$501,268.50" and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$461,268.50."

(3) Section 1, line 11, strike out the figures "$90,000.00-$80,000.00" and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$50,000.0-$50,000.00."

(4) Section 1, line 20, strike out the figures $501,034.50-$501,268.50" and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$461,034.50-$461,268.50."

ROY CLARK,

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.

Third Reading of Bills.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 180 (file No. 133), entitled

A bill to provide a State teachers retirement system and retirement fund for retirement of teachers in certain cases; to provide the manner of securing and administering the funds therefor; to provide a board of control and fix its powers and duties; to provide a penalty for violations hereof; and to repeal Act No. 174 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to provide for a retirement fund for teachers in certain cases," being sections 5767 to 5780, inclusive, of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

Pending the taking of the vote on the passage of the bill,
Mrs. Hamilton offered the following amendments:
(1) Strike out all of Section 3, and renumber the sections following.

(2) Section 19, as renumbered, strike out the word "ten" in line 3 and insert in lieu thereof the word "five."

(3) Section 19, as renumbered, strike out the word "fifteen" in line 4 and insert in lieu thereof the word "five."

(4) Section 19, as renumbered, strike out the word "ten" in line 10, and insert in lieu thereof the word “five.".

(5) Section 19, as renumbered, strike out the word "fifteen” in line 12, and insert in lieu thereof the word "five.”

(6) Section 10, as renumbered, strike out the figures “11” in line 7 and insert in lieu thereof the figure “9."

The amendments were seconded, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor.

The amendments were then considered and agreed to, a majority of all the Senators-elect voting therefor.

Pending the order that, under rule 37, the bill lie over one day,

Mrs. Hamilton moved that the rule be suspended and that the bill be placed on its immediate passage,

The motion did not prevail, two thirds of the Senators-present not voting therefor.

Mr. Sink moved that the further consideration of the bill be postponed until later in the day. .

The motion prevailed.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 125 (file No. 269), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Department of the Auditor General for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1922, and June 30, 1923, for maintenance, operation and other specific purposes.

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.
Mr. Smith (2nd Dist.) moved that the bill be given immediate effect.
Pending which,
Mr. Smith (2nd Dist.) moved that the bill be laid upon the table.
The motion prevailed.

The following entitled bill was read a third time::
Senate bill No. 290 (file No. 267), entitled

A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of the several counties of this State under the conditions named in this act to make all necessary orders directing the improvement hereinafter provided for, to secure the removal of trees, stumps and other like material from land suitable for cultivation and for the prevention of forest fires and the drying up of land and improvement of the general welfare, to provide the fund therefor, and to levy the cost for the construction of such improvement upon the lands benefited.

Pending the taking of the vote on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Ross offered the following amendment:

Section 5, line 29, after the word "the," strike out “total” and insert in lieu thereof "estimated."

The amendment was seconded, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor.

The amendment was then considered and agreed to, a majority of all the Senators-elect voting therefor. Mr. Davis offered the following amendment:

Sec. 7, line 8, strike out the word "county" and insert in lieu thereof the word "court."

The amendment was seconded, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor.

The amendment was then considered and agreed to, a majority of all the Senators-elect voting therefor.

Pending the order that, under rule 37, the bill lie over one day, Mr. Davis moved that the rule be suspended and the the bill be placed on its immediate passage.

The motion prevailed, two-thirds of the Senators present voting therefor.

The question then 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. 189 (file No. 141), entitled

A bill to amend sections 17, 21, 23, 24, 25, 32-A, 35, 39, 44, 49 of Act No. 183 of the Public Acts of 1897, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment and to fix the term of office, duties and compensation of circuit court stenographers of the State of Michigan," being compilers' sections 14483, 14487, 14489, 14490, 14491, 14499, 14502, 14506, 14511 and 14519 of the Compiled Laws of 1915 as amended by Acts 142 and 326 of the Public Acts of 1917 and Act No. 231 of the Public Acts of 1919 and to amend added section 48-D of Act No. 231 of the Public Acts of 1919.

Pending the taking of the vote on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Brower offered the following amendment:

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