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NAYS-8.

Baker
Bolt

Eldred
McArthur

McRae
Riopelle

Smith (2nd Dist.)
Smith (11th Dist.)

So, a majority of the Senators present voting in favor thereof,

The motion prevailed, and the resolution was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Mr. Hicks moved that the Senate take a recess until 2:00 o'clock p. m.
The motion prevailed, the time being 11:52 o'clock a. m.

The Senate reconvened at the expiration of the recess and was called to order by the President.

A quorum of the Senate was present.

Mr. Osborn came in and took his seat.

By unanimous consent,

Mr. Hicks moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate today passed the following entitled bill:

Senate bill No. 189 (file No. 272), 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.

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

Mr. Hicks moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate agreed to amend the enacting section of the bill.

The motion prevailed.
The question then being on agreeing to the amendment,

The amendment was not agreed to, a majority of all the Senators-elect not voting therefor.

Mr. Hicks offered the following amendment:
Enacting Section 1, line 8, after the word "and," strike out the words “to amend."

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

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. Hicks 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:

YEAS-17.

Amon
Bolt
Brower
Bryant
Clark

Condon
Davis
Engel
Hicks

McArthur
McRae
Oshorn
Penney

Riopelle
Smith (11th Dist.)
Vandenboom
Wood

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.

Bills Printed and Filed.

The Secretary announced the printing of the following entitled bills and that the said printed bills were placed on file in the Document Room of the Senate April 15, 1921: House bill No. 540 (file No. 283)—

To amend section 2 of House Enrolled Act No. 19, of the P. A. of 1921-An act to create a Conservation Department.

House bill No. 490 (file No., 284) .

To amend sections 2, 5 and 8 of Act No. 71 of the P. A. of 1919-An act to provide for a uniform system of accounting in certain State and county offices.

House bill No. 459 (file No. 285)

To amend section 4 of Act No. 205 of the P. A. of 1887–An act to revise the banking law. House bill No. 401 (file, No. 286)-

To amend section 7 of Act No. 50 of the P. A. of 1887--An act to provide for the incorporation of Building and Loan Associations.

House bill No. 68 (file No. 287)—

To amend chapter 2 of part 4 of Act No. 256 of the P. A. of 1917–General Insurance law.

House bill No. 273 (file No. 288)

To amend section 20 of chapter 10, sections 1 and 3 of chapter 13, section 5 of chapter 14, and section 11 of chapter 20 of Act No. 203 of the P. A. of 1917, as amended by Act No. 266 of the P. A. of 1919—The general election law.

House bill No. 249 (file No. 289)

To amend sections 14, 15 and 19 of chapter 30 of Act No. 314 of the P. A. of 1915, being sections 13242, 13243 and 13247 of the C. L. of 1915—To amend the Judicature Act relative to the issuing of summons.

The Secretary also announced the printing of the following entitled bills and that the said printed bills were placed on file in the Document Room of the Senate April 19, 1921: House bill No. 567 (file No. 359)— To provide for the payment of compensation for the death of Daniel M. Butters. House bill No. 535 (file No. 360)-

To amend section 2 of Act No. 342, P. A. of 1919-An act to provide for the protection of passengers on railroad and interurban trains.

Messages from the House.

A message' was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House joint resolution No. 12 (file No. 239), entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 13 of article 5 of the State Constitution with reference to the time during which a session of the Legislature may continue.

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

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 61 (file No. 215), entitled

A bill to provide for and define the duties of the State Commissioner of Health with reference to the registration of births and the issuance of birth certificates, the registration of deaths and the issuance of death certificates, the making and preservation of records of marriages, and with reference to the recording of other vital statistics; to provide for the transfer of certain powers and duties pertaining thereto from the Secretary of Stąte to the State Health Commissioner, and for the transfer of vital statistical records from the Department of State to the Department of Health.

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 Public Health.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 69 (file No. 264), entitled

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

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 requesied.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No 95 (file No. 21?), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Military Establishment of Michigan, for the fiscal year3 ending June 30, 1922, and June ::0, 103 for maintenance, opera. tion and other specific purposes.

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 Military Affairs.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 118 (file No. 262), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan Naval Militia for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1922, and June 30, 1923, for maintenance, operation and other specific purposes.

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 concurrenre of the Senate was requested

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 189 (file No. 244), entitled

A bill to amend sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 of chapter 4 of Act No. 126 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to provide for the registration of electors," approved April 25, 1917.

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 Elections.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 212 (file No. 89), entitled

A bill to amend sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11 of Act No. 540 of the Local Acts of 1903, entitled "An act to establish a board of county auditors for the county of Saginaw, and to prescribe their powers and duties."

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 Counties and Townships.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 247 (file No. 79), entitled

A bill to repeal section 8 and to amend section 1 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," the same being section 772 of the Compiled Laws of 1915 as amended.

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. 427 (file No. 238), entitled

A bill to authorize townships to employ nurses and to provide for their compensation.

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 Counties and Townships.

A message was received from the House of Reprsentatives transmitting
House bill No. 468 (file No. 253), entitled

A bill to amend section 22 of chapter 3 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 5689 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 Education.

Mr. Phillips came in and took his seat.

Reports of Standing Committees. Mr. Tufts submitted 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. 444 (file No. 235), entitled

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

CHAS. TUFTS,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations under the rules.

Mr. Tufts submitted 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. 218 (file No. 220), entitled

A bill to amend sections 3, 9 and 15 of Act No. 328 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled “An act to create the Michigan State Athletic Board of Control, for the regulation, control and supervision of boxing, or sparring and wrestlnig exhibitions within this state; to provide for the licensing, taxation and supervision of such exhibitions, and prescribing penalties for the violation of the provisions hereof."

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 joint resolution without amendment, and with the recommendation that the joint resolution do pass:

Senate joint resolution No. 7 (file No. 280), entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Article VIII of the State Constitution by adding thereto a new section to stand as section 30, authorizing the legislature to provide for the incorporation of ports and port districts with power to engage in work of internal improvements.

CHAS. TUFTS,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The joint resolution 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, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do ass:

House bill No. 89 (file No. 243), entitled

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

CHAS. TUFTS,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations under the rules.

Mr. Hicks submitted the following report:

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

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 traffic; 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 committee further recommends that inasmuch as this bill is identical with Senator Hick's bill, No. 283, file No. 252, this bill be known as the Hicks-Robinson bill.

B. P. Hicks,

Chairman The report was accepted.

The bill was ordered to be known as the Hicks-Robinson bill and referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Condon submitted the following report:

The Committee on Judiciary respectfully reports back to the Senate the follow. ing entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

House bill No. 338 (file No: 165), entitled

A bill to amend the title and section 1 of Act No. 144 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan for the year 1907, entitled "An act to prevent the de. sertion and abandonment of wife or children by persons charged by law with the maintenance thereof; to make such abandonment and desertion a felony and to prescribe the punishment therefor; to provide for the care of the de. pendent wife and children; and to repeal Act No. 39 of the Public Acts of 1903,"

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