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Enacting section 1, line 1, after the number "44" insert a comma and “48d."

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. Brown moved that the rule be suspended and that 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 therefore,
The bill was passed.
The question being on agreeing to the title,
Mr. Brower moved to amend the title so as to read as follows:

A bill to amend sections 17, 21, 23, 24, 25, 32-A, 35, 39, 44, 48 and 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.

The motion prevailed, and the title of the bill was so amended.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill as amended.

General Orders.

Mr. Vandenboom 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. Vandenboom as chairman.

Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, with Mr. Vandenboom 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: Senate bill No. 130 (file No. 285), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan State Board of Examiners for Registration of Architects, Engineers and Surveyors for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1922, and June 30, 1923, for maintenance, operation and other specific purposes.

Senate bill No. 301 (file No. 284), entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 278 of the Local Acts of 1883, entitled "An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of stone or macadamized roads in Bay county," Senate bill No. 220 (file No. 167), entitled

A bill to amend chapter XIX of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, known as the Judicature Act of 1915, by adding thereto a new section to stand as section 9-a, to supplement the remedies in courts of chancery in aid of more adequate relief, and to permit an award of money damages.

Senate bill No. 253 (file No. 207), entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of Act No.' 300 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to define and regulate common carriers and the receiving, transportation and delivery of persons and property, prevent the imposition of unreasonable rates, prevent unjust discrimination, insure adequate service, create the Michigan Railroad Commission, define the powers and duties thereof, and to prescribe perralties for a violation hereof," as amended being section 8115 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 bills were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole, through its Chairman, reported back to the Senate, favorably and with amendment the following entitled bill:

Senate bill No. 80 (file No. 268), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Industrial School for Boys for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1922, and June 30, 1923, for maintenance, operation and other specific purposes.

The following is the amendment recommended by the Committee of the Whole:

Section 1, line 23, after the word "stated," insert the following: "Provided, All expenditures herein authorized shall be subject to the approval of the State Admin. istrative Board: Provided, That any food raised on the farm is also hereby appropriated to said institution for such purpose: Provided, further, Trat the proceeds from the sales of surplus food and supplies shall be paid into the State Treasury and credited to the general fund."

The Senate agreed to the amendment recommended by the Committee of the Whole and the bill as amended was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole, through its Chairman, reported back for the Senate, favorably and with amendments the following entitled bill:

Senate bill No. 293 (file No. 273), entitled

A bill to amend sections 11 and 13 of Act No. 98 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled "As act providing for the supervision and control by the State Board of Health over waterworks systems and sewage disposal systems, and providing for the appointment, duties, salary and expenses of a State Sanitary Engineeer, and providing penalties and defining liabilities for violations of this act; and to repeal Act No. 28 of the Public Acts of 1909," being sections 5034 and 5036 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The following are the amendments recommended by the Committee of the Whole: (1) Section 1, line 8, after the word "such," insert "public or”. (2) Section 1, line 20, insert "clerk of any public corporation and the" (3) Section 1, line 21, after the word "such," insert "public or." (4) Section 1, line 26, after the word “any," insert "public or."

The Senate agreed to the amendments recommended by the Committee of the Whole and the bill as amended was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committe of the Whole, through its Chairman, reported back to the Senate, favorably and with amendments the following entitled bill:

Sonate 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 amending 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).

The following are the amendments recommended by the Committee of the Whole:

(1) Enacting section 1, lines 5 and 6, strike out "by adding thereto a new subdivision to be known as subdivision (x)," and insert in lieu thereof "to read as follows:"

(2) Section 2, line 1, after the word "this,” strike out "bill" and insert in lieu thereof "act."

(3) Section 2, lines 2 and 3, after the word "safety," strike out the remainder of the section.

The Senate agreed to the amendments recommended by the Committee of the Whole and the bill as amended was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

By unanimous consent, the Senate returned to the order of

Messages From The House.

A message was received from the House of Representatives, re-transmitting to the Senate, in accordance with the request of the Senate therefor,

House bill No. 141 (file No. 129), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the State Highway Department for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1922, and June 30, 1923, for certain specific purposes, and to designate the source from which moneys so appropriated shall be paid.

Mr. Clark moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate on Friday, April 15, passed the bill.

The motion prevailed.
The question then being on the passage of the bill,

Mr. Clark moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate on Thursday, April 14, adopted the following amendments:

(1) Section 1, strike out line 9.

(2) Section 1, strike out the figures "$220,100.00–$220,100.00" in line 36, and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$115,600.00-$115,600.00."

The motion prevailed.
The question then being on agreeing to the amendments,
The amendments were rejected.

Mr. Clark then moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate on Monday, April 11, agreed to the following amendments:

(1) Section 1, strike out all of lines 9 to 36 inclusive, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

"Other Personal Service

... $211,600.00 $211,600.00 Total for Personal Service ...................... $219,100.00 $219,100.00"

(2) Section 1, line 47, strike out the figures "$3,339,650.00–$3,521,550.00,” and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$3,338,650.00-$3,520,550.00."

The motion prevailed.
The question then being on agreeing to the amendments,
Mr. Clark moved to amend the amendments so as to read as follows:

(1) Section 1, strike out all of lines 9 to 36 inclusive, and insert in lieu thereof the following: “Other Personal Service

$207,100.00 $207,100.00

Total for Personal Service

$214,600.00 $214,600.00"

(2) Section 1, line 47, strike out the figures “$3,339,650.00-$3,521,550.00” and insert in lieu thereof the figures $3,334,150.00-$3,516,050.00."

The amendment to the amendments was agreed to.

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

The amendments as amended 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, Mr. Clark moved that the rule be suspended and that 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.
On motion of Mr. Clark, two-thirds of all the Senators-elect voting therefor,
The bill was given immediate effect.

Mr. Smith (11th Dist.) came in and took his seat.

By unanimous consent,
Mr. Riopelle offered the following:
Senate Resolution No. 30.

Providing for a committee to investigate the incorporation of the Michigan-Col. orado Mining Company, its authorization to sell and the sale of its stock to the people of this State;

Whereas, The Michigan-Colorado Mining Company was ordered to stop the sale of its stock many months ago, and at that time certain charges were made against the financial stability of the company and the integrity of the brokerage house marketing such securities, and

Whereas, Thousands of investors have the savings of a life-time invested in this Company, and many women and children are said to be destitute because of the failure of this concern, and,

Whereas, The chief asset listed by the company at the time of its application to sell stock under Act No. 46 of the Public Acts of 1915, known as the "Blue Sky

Law" was a mine located in the State of Colorado which it now appears was never owned by the company, its only interest being an equity acquired by a first pay. ment on a contract of purchase of the property, and,

Whereas, The Company was given authority to sell a large issue of stock in this State, a large portion of which was sold and it was charged that stock was sold far in excess of the authorized issue and far in excess of its assets, and,

Whereas, There has been a demand by the press and the public for an inquiry into the affairs of this concern because of the loss to thousands of people who can ill afford the financial reverses, and because of the great number of people affected it is a matter of great importance and one of legislative concern, the subject matter of which is known in part to all of us because of press stories, therefore be it,

Resolved by the Senate, That a committee of three Senators to be named by the President of the Senate be appointed to make a full investigation into the incorporation of this company, its authorization to sell stock and the sale of stock, and to inquire into all matters incident thereto; and be it further,

Resolved, That such committee is hereby given full power and authority in making such investigation to administer oaths, to examine any and all persons deemed proper by said committee, to issue subpoenas and compel the attendants of witnesses and the production of books and papers and other records, relating to any of the matters under investigation, and be it further

Resolved, That said committee is hereby authorized to call upon any officer or department of the State Government to furnish said committee with expert or legal assistance they may require, and said committee is further authorized to employ competent stenographic or other assistance and to incur such other expense as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this resolution, and be it further

Resolved, That said committee shall sit and hold meetings in the interim between the 29th day of April A. D. 1921, and the 20th day of May of the same year, and on such later day or on any succeeding day that the Legislature is meeting for the Special Session to be called report its findings and recommendations to this Senate.

Mr. Brower moved that the resolution be referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Mr. Riopelle moved to amend the motion by striking out the words "State Affairs" and inserting in lieu thereof the word “Judiciary.”

Upon which motion to amend Mr. Smith (2nd Dist.) demanded the yeas and nays.

The roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

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So, a majority of the Senators present not voting in favor thereof,
The motion to amend did not prevail.

The question then being on the motion to refer the resolution to the Com-
mittee on State Affairs,
Mr. McRae demanded the yeas and nays.
The roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

YEAS—17.

Amon
Brower
Bryant
Clark
Condon

Davis
Engel
Hamilton
Hicks

McNaughton
Penney
Ross
Sink

Tufts
Vandenboom
Wilcox
Wood

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