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Petition No. 640. By Mr. Sink. Petition of the Womens' University Club of Grand Rapids, favoring the passage of the Smith-Strom bill for State censorship of motion pictures.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Petition No. 641. By Mr. Sink. Petition of Evert Elley and 50 others of the 12th district, favoring the passage of Senate bill No. 179, to provide pecuniary assistance for the blind.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

Messages from the House.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 215 (file No. 246), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of chapter 23 of Act No. 203 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to provide for the holding of elections, to prescribe the manner of conducting and to regulate elections, to prevent fraud and deception in the conducting of elections and to guard against abuses of the elective fran.chise," approved May 10, 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. 311 (file No. 268), entitled

A bill to amend section 67 of Act No. 84 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to increase the efficiency of the military establishment of the State of Michigan, to make an appropriation therefor, and to repeal all former acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act,” being section 942 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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.

Th 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. 515 (file No. 265), entitled

A bill to amend section 17 of chapter 2 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 compilers' section 5664 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 7, of the Public Acts of 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 Com. mittee on Education.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 527 (file No. 266), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 2 and 7 of Act No. 108 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled "An act to license and regulate the hunting, pursuing and killing of wild animals and wild birds found in this State, except deer and beaver" approved April 23, 1913.

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 Fisheries and Gaming Interests.

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 without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass: House bill No. 94 (file No. 234), entitled

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

ROY CLARK,

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

Roy CLARK,

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

port:

Mr. Clark submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 93 (file No. 229), entitled

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

Roy CLARK,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill 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, 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.

Roy CLARK,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill 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. 98 (file No. 185), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Attorney General's Department 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 "$96,450.00” and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$101,450.00.”

(2) Section 1, line 4, strike out the figures "$85,450.00" and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$100,450.00.”

(3) Section 1, strike out lines 8, 9 and 10, and insert in lieu thereof the following: "Other Personal Service, $64,200.00–$64,200.00."

(4) Section 1, line 16, strike out the figures "$20,000.00—$20,000.00” and in. sert in lieu thereof the figures "$25,000.00–$25,000.00.”

(5) Section 1, line 17, strike out the figures "$96,450.00–$85,450.00" and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$101,450.00–$100,450.00."

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 amendment, recommending that the amendment be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

House bill No. 399 (file No. 199), entitled

A bill creating the State Welfare Department, prescribing its form of organiza. tion, its powers and duties; providing for the management and control of State hospitals, prisons, and other State institutions of a special nature; to provide for the welfare of persons in the custody or under the tutelage of the State, abolishing certain boards governing institutions embraced within this act, and creating certain commissions in succession thereto; and making an appropriation for cer. tain purposes of this act.

The following is the amendment recommended by the committee:

Section 19, strike out all after the words "shall be" in line 5, and insert in lieu thereof the following: "paid out of any moneys of the general fund not otherwise appropriated."

Roy CLARK,

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. 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:

Senate bill No. 179 (file No. 132), entitled

A bill for the pecuniary relief of needy and deserving adult blind inhabitants of this State, in lieu of other public maintenance, to provide a penalty for misrepresentation to obtain money hereunder, and to provide a fund for such relief.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee:

(1) Section 7, lines 1 and 2, strike out the words "to be granted by the State of Michigan to a blind person under this act" and insert in lieu thereof the following: "under this act to be granted by the State of Michigan to a blind person having an aggregate annual income and earning ability, if any, not exceeding four hundred dollars."

(2) Section 7, line 16, after the word “discontinued” insert the following: “Provided, however, That no such claim for relief hereunder shall be computed from a date prior to the first day of July in the year nineteen hundred twentytwo and that no warrant for such relief shall be issued prior to said date and that the total expenditure for such relief at State expense for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1923, shall not exceed the sum of $75,000.00."

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. Condon submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 42 (file No. 168), entitled

A bill to amend section 40 of chapter 35 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to the organization and jurisdiction of the courts of this State; the powers and duties of such courts, and of the judges and other officers thereof; the forms of civil actions; the time within which civil actions and proceedings may be brought in said courts; pleading, evidence, practice and procedure in civil actions and proceedings in said courts; to provide remedies and penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in. consistent with, or contravening any of the provisions of this act," being section 13432 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

GEO. M. CONDON,

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

Mr. Condon submitted the following report:

The Committe on Judiciary respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass: House bill No. 353 (file No. 169), entitled

A bill relating to fees in regularly organized justice courts consisting of six or more justices and a clerk of such court in cities of 500,000 population or over, according to the last federal census.

Geo. M. CONDON,

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

Mr. Condon submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 196 (file No. 59), entitled

A bill fixing the procedure for the proof of statutes of other jurisdictions and to make uniform the law with reference thereto.

Geo. M. CONDON,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was 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. 197 (file No. 58), entitled

A bill providing for the taking of depositions in this State to be used in any foreign jurisdiction and to make uniform the law with reference thereto.

GEO. M. CONDON,

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

Mr. Condon submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 232 (file No. 293), entitled

A bill to amend sections 3 and 4 of Chapter 130 of the Revised Statutes of 1846, entitled "of the foreclosure of mortgages by advertisement,” being sections 14951 and 14952 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

GEO. M. CONDON,

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

Mr. Condon submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 307 (file No. 143), entitled

A bill to amend section 11, chapter 55 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to the organiza. tion and jurisdiction of the courts of this State; the powers and duties of such courts, and of the judges and other officers thereof; the forms of civil actions; the time within which civil actions and proceedings may be brought in said courts; pleading, evidence, practice and procedure in civil actions and proceedings in said courts; to provide remedies and penalties for the violation of certain pro. visions of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with, or contravening any of the provisions of this act," being Compilers' section 13874 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

GEO. M. CONDON,

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

Mr. Condon submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 291 (file No. 166), entitled

A bill to amend section two of chapter forty-eight of Act number three hundred fourteen of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred fifteen entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to the organization and jurisdic. tion of the courts of this State; the powers and duties of such courts, and of the judges and other officers thereof; the forms of civil actions; the time within which civil actions and proceedings may be brought in said courts; pleading, evidence, practice and procedure in civil actions and proceedings in said courts, to provide remedies and penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with, or contravening any of the provisions of this act," approved May 18, 1915, being section thirteen thousand seven hundred nineteen of the Compiled Laws of nineteen hundred fifteen as amended by act number seventy-three of the Public Acts of 1917.

GEO. M. CONDON,

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

Mr. Condon submitted the following report:

The Committee on Judiciary respectfully reports back to the Senate the fol. lowing entitled bill with amendment, recommending that the amendment be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

Senate bill No. 302 (file No. 286), entitled

A bill to advance the science of jurisprudence, to promote reform in the law, to facilitate and improve the administration of justice, to uphold the integrity, honor and courtesy of the members of the legal profession and to provide for the government of the bar of Michigan.

The following is the amendment recommended by the committee:
Section 8 line 8, strike out "ten" and insert in lieu thereof "five."

Geo. M. CONDON,

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. Condon submitted the following report:

The Committee on Judiciary 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:

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