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House bill No. 200 (file No. 202), entitled

A bill to amend sections 12-a and 12-b of Act No. 6 of the Public Acts of the Extra Session of 1907, entitled "An act to define and to regulate the treatment and control of dependent, neglected and delinquent children; to prescribe the jurisdiction of the probate court and the powers, duties and compensation of the probate judge and probate register with regard thereto; to provide for the appointment of county agents, register of the juvenile division and probation officers, and to prescribe their powers, duties and compensation, and to provide for the granting of rehearings and modifications of orders, sentences and decrees of said court,” being section 2023 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 365 of the Public Acts of 1919..

The following is the amendment recommended by the committee:

Section 12-b, line 3, after the word "and," strike out "the" and insert in lieu thereof "a.

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:

Senate bill No. 187 (file No. 235), entitled

A bill to amend section 18 of chapter LVIII 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 incon. sistent with, or contravening any of the provisions of this act," being section 13967 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The following is the amendment recommended by the committee:
Section 18, line 3, strike out "shall” and insert in lieu thereof "may.”

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. 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:

House Bill No. 208 (file No. 49), entitled

A bill to amend sections 18 and 19 of chapter 4 of Act 283 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan for the year 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, township and district highway officials,” -approved the second day of June, A. D. 1909, being Compilers' sections 4364 and 4365 of the Compiled Laws of the State of Michigan for the year 1915, as amended.

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 fol. lowing entitled bill, without amendment, and vith he recommendation that the bill do Dass:

House bill No. 362 (file No. 134), entitled

A bill to amend section 17 of chapter 5 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, township and district highway officials," the same being section 4394 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 entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

House bill No. 345 (file No. 225), entitled

A bill declaring the waterways upon over-flowed lands owned by the State to be public highways and within the benefits of the general highway laws of this State.

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 respectfullly 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. 204 (file No. 154), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 9 of Act No. 19 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act to provide for the construction, improvement and maintenance of trunk line highways," as amended by Act No. 2 of the Public Acts of 1919, Extra Session.

The following is the amendment recommended by the committee:

(1) Section 1, line 23, after the word “of” strike out the word "ten" and insert in lieu thereof the word "five."

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. Riopelle submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 349 (file No. 232), entitled

A bill to amend section 10 of Act No. 12 of the Public Acts of 1869, entitled "An act to authorize and encourage the formation of corporations to establish rural cemeteries, and provide for the care and maintenance thereof," being section 11,169 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

OSCAR A. RIOPELLE,

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

Mr. Riopelle submitted the following report:

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

House Bill No. 360 (file No. 174), entitled

A bill to amend the title and sections 1, 2, 5 and 8 of Act No. 237 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act to authorize the payment of salaries to sheriffs, under-sheriffs and deputy sheriffs, and to make the same in lieu of fees,”

OSCAR A. RIOPELLE,

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

Third Reading of Bills.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
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.

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.
On motion of Mr. Osborn, 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. 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."

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.
On motion of Mr. Phillips, 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. 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.

Pending the taking of the vote on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Smith (2nd Dist.) offered the following amendment:

Section 10, line 3, after the word "desire" insert "Provided, That the provisions of this act shall not apply to cities having a population of 250,000 or more.”

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

Mr. Hicks moved to amend the amendment by striking out the words "having a population of 250,000 or more.”

The amendment to the amendment was agreed to.
The question then being on agreeing to the amendment as amended,
Mr. Baker demanded the yeas and nays.
Pending which,

Mr. Wood moved that the further consideration of the bill be postponed until tomorrow.

Upon which motion Mr. McRae 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 voting therefor,
The motion prevailed.

By unanimous consent,

Mr. Davis sent to the desk the following letter, which was ordered spread upon the Journal:

Board of Commerce, Saginaw, Mich., April 16, 1921.

Hon. Bayard G. Davis, Senator, Lansing, Mich.

My dear Senator:-I have read with a great deal of interest the fact that you have presented a bill which would place jitney buses under the control of the Michigan Public Utilities Commission. No more meritorious measure, in my opinion, has been presented to the Senate than this bill. The time has arrived when regulation must be had over the jitney bus service.

In our city, and I presume the same thing applies elsewhere, this promiscuous, uncontrolled jitney service is destroying the efficiency of the street car service and is injuring and hindering the industrial growth of the city.

Our council, last Tuesday evening, had before it an ordinance providing for the regulation of the jitney service, and a day or two before the council meeting the jitney drivers and owners joined the Federation of Labor and brought to the council meeting 200 or 300 interested laboring people with some agitators who openly threatened that if the council attempted to pass the measure they would immediately institute proceedings to recall those voting in favor of it. I am glad to say that our mayor and one of the councilmen stood up under this fire and voted in favor of the ordinance, but the remaining three of the council voted to table the ordinance, which necessarily means that it is at an end.

It appeared at that meeting that we have 26 jitney buses in the city and that every bus was operated upon the same line paralleling the main street car line of the city. We have many paved streets and many other street car lines upon paved streets, but these jitneys seem to hug the main line upon the main thoroughfare, thereby taking all of the revenue from the street car company. They operate without bonds and the public necessarily assumes the risk of injury and damage. I think that the time has arrived that the control of this service should be under the Public Utilities Commission, thereby removing it from local conditions such as prevailed here last Tuesday evening, and the cities will then be properly taken care of and permitted to industrially develop. There is no uniformity to the jitney service, no schedule, and in fact no control over the same.

I am assuring you that this organization heartily endorses this measure and I am going to write Senator Penney and our representatives in the House urging cooperation. I beg to remain

Respectfully yours,

SAGINAW BOARD OF COMMERCE,

Julius B. Kirby, Managing-Secretary.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 300 (file No. 279), entitled

A bill to amend section 21 of Part II of Act No. 10 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan for the first Extra Session of 1912, entitled "An act to promote the welfare of the people of this State, relating to the liability of employers for injuries or death sustained by their employes, providing compensation for the accidental injury to, or death of employes and methods for the payment of the same, establishing an Industrial Accident Board, defining its powers, providing for a review of its awards, making an appropriation to carry out the provisions of this act, and restricting the right to compensation or damages in such cases to such as are provided by this act," being section 5451 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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. 306 (file No. 290), entitled

A bill to regulate traffic in eggs and the manufacture of egg products; to prevent fraud and misrepresentation in dealing in eggs, and to prevent the sale of eggs unfit for human food.

The question being on the passage of the bill, the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

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