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trees, shrubs, vines, plants and fruits, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts that contravene the provisions of this act," being compilers' sections 7411 and 7413 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

ALBERT J. ENGEL,

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

Mr. Davis submitted the following report:

The Committee on Labor 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. 236 (file No. 205), entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of part 1, and sections 1, 5, 8, 9, 13 and 20 of part 2 of Act No. 10 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 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 compilers' sections 5429, 5431, 5435, 5438, 5439, 5443 and 5450 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as last anended by Act No. 64 of the Public Acts of 1919, and to add two new sections to stand as section 10 of part 1 and section 19 of part 3 thereof.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee:
(1) Section 1, line 1, strike out the figures "1" and "."
(2) Section 1, line 11, strike out the figures "5431" and "5435."

(3) Section 1, line 11, strike out the figures "5440” and insert in lieu thereof the figures "5443" and "5450."

(4) Section 10, part 1, subdivision b, after the word “be," add "hereto the following: “but the employe shall not be entitled to recover at coinmon law against the contractor or any other person for any damages arising from such Injury if he takes compensation from such principal. The principal, in case he pays compensation to the employe of such contractur, pay recover the amount 80 paid in an action against such contractor."

(5) Section 1, part II, strike out the entire section. (6) Section 5, part II, strike out the entire section.

BAYARD G. Davis,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The amendments recommended by the committee were agreed to and the bill, as thus amended, was referred to the Commiltee of the Whole.

By unanimous consent,
Senator Bryant offered the following:
Senate resolution No. 31-

Resolved that Michael Cronan be, and is liereby, appointed Assistant Sergeantat-Arms, in place of A. R. Carr, resigned, his service as Assistant Sergeant-atArms to begin April 25.

The resolution was adopted.

General Orders.

Mr. Hicks 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. Phillips as chairman.

Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, with Mr. Phillips 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. 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 inconsistent with, or contravening any of the provisions of this act," being section 13967 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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.

House bill No. 366 (file No. 164), entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 252 of the Public Acts of 1903, entitled "An act to provide for the protection of fish in Brevoort lake, county of Mackinac and State of Michigan,"

House bill No. 342 (file No. 152), entitled

A bill to amend sections 2 and 3 of Act No. 183 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled, as amended "An act to prohibit the taking, killing, trapping or molesting of certain fur-bearing animals at certain times, and to prohibit the destruction or the molesting of the houses, holes or habitats of certain fur-bearing ani. mals at all times," being sections 7511 and 7512 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 371 of the Public Acts of 1919.

House bill No. 244 (file No. 124), entitled

A bill to repeal chapter 51 of the Revised Statutes of 1846, entitled “Of the destruction of wolves, and other noxious animals," being sections 7244 to 7257, both inclusive, of the Compiled Laws of 1915, Act No. 315 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act authorizing the payment of bounties for the destruction of certain noxious animals and birds and providing a penalty for the violation thereof;" Act No. 137 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act authorizing the payment of bounties for the destruction of certain noxious animals and providing a penalty for the violation thereof;" all of which acts relate to the payment of bounties.

House bill No. 233 (file No. 106), entitled

A bill to amend Section 27 of Chapter 10, 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 franchise."

House bill No. 19 (file No. 146), entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 147 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act to create a community council commission, county community boards and community councils, and to define the powers and duties thereof; to provide for the appoint. ment, election and removal of members thereof; and to make an appropriation for the purposes of this act,” and to provide for the disposition of the Michigan patriotic fund.

House bill No. 168 (file No. 173), entitled

A bill to amend sections 59 and 89 of Act No. 206 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled "An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy and col. lection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased; and to repeal Act No. 200 of the Public Acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act," as amended, being sections 4055 and 4087 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

House bill No. 346 (file No. 201), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 4 of Act No. 283 of the Public Acts of 1909, as amended, 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 oficials," the same being section 4347 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. 265 (file No. 218), entitled
A bill to require public utilities to pay interest on guaranty deposits.
The following is the amendment recommended by the Committee of the Whole:

Section 1, line 6, after the word "for," strike out “one year" and insert in lieu thereof “three months."

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:

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 of the Whole: Section 2, line 6, strike out "first director" and insert in lieu thereof “directors.”

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. 63 (file No. 102), entitled

A bill to license and regulate the business of making loans in sums of three hundred dollars or less, secured or unsecured, at a greater rate of interest than seven per centum per annum, prescribing the rate of interest and charge therefor, and penalties for the violation thereof, and regulating the assignment of wages or salaries, earned or to be earned, when given as security for any such loan, and to repeal act number 228 of the Public Acts of 1915, being sections 6031 to 6039, inclusive, of the Compiled Laws of 1915, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act,

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

Section 16, line 15, after the word "employer," insert "Provided such assignment or order shall be accepted in writing by such employer."

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 amendments the following entitled bill:

House bill No. 430 (file No. 206), entitled

A bill to amend section 9 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," as amended, being section 5676 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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

(1) Section 9, lines 10, 11 and 12, after the word “any,” strike out "and when the voters fail or neglect to vote the same, to estimate and vote the amount of tax necessary for salaries of the officers."

(2) Section 9, line 15, after the word “fund,” insert "Provided, That the tax for the services of district officers herein provided for in districts having less than fifty children shall not exceed twenty-five dollars, and in districts having between fifty and one hundred children the tax shall not exceed fifty dollars, the amounts to be allowed for such services to be determined by the electors at the annual meeting

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

House bill No. 322 (file No. 114), entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of Act No. 247 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act to permit the taking of cisco by the use of gill nets in the waters of certain lakes in Cass county, and providing for the licensing and regulation of such fishing by the State Game, Fish and Forestry Warden, approved May twelfth, 1919.

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

Strike out of section 1, lines 4 and 5, the words “Director of Conservation" and insert in lieu thereof the words "State Game, Fish and Forestry Warden," thus restoring the said lines as printed.

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. 321 (file No. 115), entitled

A bill to amend section 3 of Act No. 329 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act to permit the taking of cisco by the use of gill nets in the waters of Klinger lake, Middle lake, Thompson lake, Corey lake and Kaiser lake in St. Joseph county and providing for the licensing and regulation of such fishing by the State Game, Fish and Forestry Warden," approved May 30, 1919.

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

Strike out of line 5, section 1, the words “Director of Conservation" and insert in lieu thereof the words "State Game, Fish and Forestry Warden," thus restoring said lines as printed.

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.

Recess.

Mr. Hicks moved that the Senate take a recess until 7:30 o'clock p. m.
The motion prevailed, the time being 3:30 o'clock p. 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.

Bills Printed and Filed.

The Secretary announced the printing of the following entitled bill and that the said printed bill was placed on file in the Document Room of the Senate, April 20, 1921:

House bill No. 446 (file No. 361)
To authorize the sterilization of mentally defective persons.

Messages from the Governor.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

Executive Office,

Lansing, April 20, 1921. To the Honorable, the President of the Senate:

Sir:-1 herewith present for consideration and confirmation by the Senate the following nomination to office:

Nathan Simpson of Hartford, Van Buren county, Michigan, as a member of the State Board of Tax Commissioners, to succeed 0. F. Barnes. (For term ending the first Wednesday in January, 1927.)

Respectfully,
ALEX J. GROESBECK,

Governor. The message was referred to the Committee on Executive Business.

Presentation of Petitions.

Petition No. 642. By Mr. Smith (2nd district). Petition of the Womens' Uni. versity 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. 643. By Mr. Sink. Petition of the Charles A. Learned Post No. 1, American Legion of Detroit, opposing 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. 644. By Mr. Phillips. Petition of J. J. Lynch and 40 others, protesting against the proposed bill to place motor busses under the Public Utilities Commission. The petition was ordered spread on the Journal, as follows:

Lansing, Mich., April 20, 1921. To the Honorable Senate of the State of Michigan:

We, the undersigned automobile dealers and owners, citizens of the State of Michigan, in meeting assembled do vigorously protest against the proposed bill now before the State Legislature to place motor busses under the Public Utilities Commission. We believe that the business, health and prosperity of Michigan depends in large part on transportation. Motor busses supplement steam roads and electric cars. They give more service. They insure reasonable rates on which the life of business depends. They should not be placed under a system of control which would inevitably result in throttling them and lessening their service to the public. We ask every opportunity for more and better transportation for Michigan and the people of Michigan.

The petition was laid upon the table.

General Orders.

Mr. McRae 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. McRae as chairman.

Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the whole, with Mr. McRae 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 Sen. ate favorably and without amendment the following entitled bills:

House bill No. 166 (file No. 103), entitled

A bill requiring railroad companies to maintain signal lights at all their switches and derail switches; providing a penalty for the violation of this act; and making it the duty of the Michigan Public Utilities Commission to enforce the provisions hereof.

House bill No. 389 (file No. 162), entitled

A bill to amend sections 15 and 18 of Act No. 101 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to revise the law relative to the care of the feeble-minded and epileptic,” being sections 1547 and 1550 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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