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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 joint resolution was read a third time:
Senate joint resolution No. 7 (file No. 230), 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.

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

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So two-thirds of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The joint resolution was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the joint resolution.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
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 penalties for a violation hereof," as amended being section 8115 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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 Senatorselect having voted therefor,
The bill was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

General Orders.

Mr. Amon 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. Amon as chairman.

Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the whole, with Mr. Amon 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:

House bill No. 288 (file No. 116), entitled

A bill prescribing the limits of a channel at the mouth of Kalamazoo river for the passage of fish, in which the setting of pound nets is prohibited, House bill No. 268 (file No. 78), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 171 of the Public Acts of 1899, entitled "An act to set aside the submerged and swamp lands in the State of Michigan bordering upon the great lakes and the bayous thereof for a public park, de.. fining the limits thereof and providing for its care and management,” being compilers' section 400 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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. 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.

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

Seciton 3, line 22, after the word "for," strike out "the record of deeds” and insert in lieu thereof “that purpose."

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 to the Senate favorably and with amendment, the following entitled bill: House bill No. 428 (file No. 203), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 19, 23 and 32 of Act No. 134 of the Public Acts of 1885, entitled“An act to regulate the practice of pharmacy in the State of Michigan," being sections 6760, 6761, 6762, 6763, 6764, 6765, 6769, 6770, 6779, 6783 and 6792 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, and to add a new section to said act to stand as section 5-a.

The following is the amendment recommended by the Committee of the Whole: Section 32, line 5, after the word “less," insert "than fifty dollars nor more".

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. Mr. Bolt moved that the Senate take a recess until 2:00 o'clock p. m. The motion prevailed, the time being 11:48 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. Johnson came in and took his seat.

By unanimous consent the Senate took up the order of

Motions and Resolutions. Mr. Hicks moved that rule No. 37 be suspended and that the following entitled bills be in order for consideration in Committee of the Whole today:

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.

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.

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

A bill fixing the liability of parents for the support of their children; to make the failure to support their children a felony, and to prescribe the punishment therefor; to provide for the support of their children in particular cases, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in confiict herewith or in any wise contravening the provisions of this act.

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

Mr. Osborn moved that the Special Order for the consideration of Senate bill · No. 129 (file No. 167)—to amend the act relative to public utilities- be postponed until tomorrow, at three o'clock p. m.

The motion prevailed.

By unanimous consent the Senate took up the order of

Reports of Standing Committees.

Mr. Brower submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 288 (file No. 265), entitled

A bill to provide for the physical connection of the tracks of both street and . electric railways and the operation of cars over the tracks so connected in continuous routes and conferring upon the Michigan Public Utilities Commission jurisdiction to require such connection and to regulate such operation of cars.

B. E. BROWER,

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

Mr. Brower submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 265 (file No. 218), entitled
A bill to require public utilities to pay interest on guaranty deposits.

B. E. BROWER,

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

Mr. Clark submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 298 (file No. 277), entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of Act No. 205 of the Public Acts of 1887, entitled "An act to revise the laws authorizing the business of banking and to establish a banking department for the supervision of such business," being section 7973 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 379 of the Public Acts of 1919.

ROY CLARK,

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

Mr. Sink submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 332 (file No. 157), entitled

A bill to amend section 17 of Act No. 141 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to provide for the organization of school districts in cities having a population of over one hundred thousand and less than two hundred fifty thousand inhabitants; to provide for a board of education for such districts and prescribing the powers and duties of such board," approved April twenty-fifth, 1917, as amended.

CHARLES A. SINK,

Chairman.

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

Mr. Sink submitted the following report:

The Committee on Education respectfully reports back to the Senate the fol. lowing entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

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."

CHARLES A, SINK,

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

Mr. Sink submitted the following report:

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

CHARLES A, SINK,

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

Mr. Sink submitted the following report:

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

CHARLES A. SINK,

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. 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.

E. J. BRYANT,

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

Mr. Engel submitted the following report:

The Committee on Agriculture respectfully reports back to the Senate the fol. lowing entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

House bill No. 18 (file No. 80), entitled

A bill to amend section fourteen of act number three hundred thirty-nine of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred nineteen, entitled "An act relating to dogs and the protection of live stock and poultry from damage by dogs; providing for the licensing of dogs; regulating the keeping of dogs, and authorizing their destruction in certain cases; providing for the determination and payment of damages done by dogs to live stock and poultry; imposing powers and duties on certain State, county, city and township officers and employes, and to repeal act number three hundred forty-seven of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred seventeen, and providing penalties for the violation of this act.

ALBERT J. ENGEL,

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

Mr. Engel submitted the following report:

The Committee on Agriculture respectfully reports back to the Senate the fol. lowing entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

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.

ALBERT J. ENGEL,

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

Mr. Engel submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 243 (file No. 216), entitled

A bill to require the secretary of agricultural or other fair associations receiving aid from public funds to make, publish and file fiscal reports.

ALBERT J. ENGEL,

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

Mr. Engel submitted the following report:

The Committee on Agriculture respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass: 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 inserts and dangerously contagious diseases affecting

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