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in prison or detained on such sentence, and for the expense attending the same,” being sections 15859, 15860 and 15861 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 Judiciary.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 472 (file No. 307), entitled

A bill to amend section 6 of Act No. 148 of the Public Acts of 1869, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the several acts relating to the support and maintenance of poor persons,” being section 5211 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 Judiciary.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 477 (file No. 274), entitled

A bill to provide for the protection of fish and to regulate the taking and catching of the same in Pleasant Lake, county of Jackson and State of Michigan and to provide penalties for the violation thereof,

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. 478 (file No. 303), entitled

A bill to amend section 21 of chapter 156 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Michigan for the year 1846, entitled “Offenses against public justice," said section 21 being compilers' section 14992 of the Compiled Laws of the State of Michigan for the year 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 Judiciary.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 481 (file No. 276), entitled

A bill to permit the spearing of certain fish in Flat river, Montcalm and Ionia counties, during the months of March and April of each year.

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. 485 (file No. 236), «entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 5 of Act No. 242 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act to provide for the payment of bounties for the killing of weasels, woodchucks, crows, and certain kinds of owls and hawks," approved May 12, 1919.

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. 490 (file No. 284), entitled

A bill to amend sections 2, 5 and 8 of Act No. 71 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act to provide for the formulation and establishment of a uniform system of accounting and reporting in the several departments, offices and institutions of the State Government, and in all county offices; to provide for the examination of the books and accounts of each State department, office and institution, and of each county office; to provide for annual financial reports from

all such departments, institutions and offices, and for the tabulation and publication of comparative financial statistics relating thereto, to provide that the Auditor General and Board of State Auditors shall administer the provisions of this act, prescribing their powers and duties in relation thereto; to provide penalties for violation, or failure to comply with the requirements of this act; to provide for meeting the expense authorized by this act, and to repeal Act No. 183, Public Acts of 1911, and all other acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act."

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 State Affairs.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 492 (file No. 314), entitled

A bill to direct the board of trustees for the Industrial School for Boys to convey certain lands to the State of Michigan for use for military purposes.

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 State Affairs.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 493 (file No. 315), entitled

A bill to direct the State Military Board to turn the control of certain lands over to the Department of Conservation for use for park purposes.

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 State Affairs.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 494 (file No. 280), entitled

A bill to make an appropriation for the Department of Labor and Industry 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 requested.

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. 496 (file No. 311), entitled

A bill to fix the salaries of officers of police courts in cities having a population of more than one hundred thousand and less than two hundred thousand,

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 Cities and Villages.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 498 (file No. 298), entitled

A bill to prohibit the corrupt influencing of any person engaged in professional baseball, boxing, wrestling or other competitive athletic pursuits.

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 State Affairs.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 503 (file No. 309), entitled

A bill to amend section 5 of Act No. 184 of the Public Acts of 1905, entitled "An act to provide for the indeterminate sentence as a punishment for crime, upon conviction thereof, and for the detention and release of persons in prison

or detained on such sentence, and for the expense attending the same," being compilers' section 15863 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 198 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 Committee on State Affairs.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 508 (file No. 296), entitled

A bill to amend section 12 of Act No. 49 of the Public Acts of 1875, entitled “An act to provide for a municipal court in the city of Grand Rapids to be called "The Superior Court of Grand Rapids,"" as amended by Act No. 9, of the Public Acts of 1907, and Act No. 216 of the Public Acts of 1907, the same being section 14693 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 Cities and Villages.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 509 (file No. 295), entitled

A bill to amend section 10 of Act No. 49 of the Public Acts of 1875, entitled “An act to provide for a municipal court in the city of Grand Rapids to be called "The Superior Court of Grand Rapids,'” as amended by Act No. 7, of the Public Acts of 1891, the same being compilers' section 14691 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 Cities and Villages.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 519 (file No. 271), entitled

A bill to provide for the laying out, construction, and use of a temporary highway.

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 Highways.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 523 (file No. 301), entitled

A bill to amend chapter 52 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, “The Judicature Act of 1915," by adding thereto two new sections to stand as sections 7-a and 7-b.

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 Judiciary.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 531 (file No. 272), entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of Act No. 193 of the Public Acts of 1911, entitled "An act to authorize the exchange of certain lands in certain cases," being section 466 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 State Affairs.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 532 (file No. 273), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 290 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to regulate the taking of rainbow trout in the waters of Round lake and Pine lake in Charlevoix county, Michigan, and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof."

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. 533 (file No. 277), entitled

A bill to permit the taking of certain fish by the use of a spear in Tamarack lake, Montcalm county.

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. 537 (file No. 282), entitled

A bill to prevent interference with firemen in the performance of their duties, and to enforce obedience to orders of fire chiefs at fires.

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 State Affairs.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 540 (file No. 283),

A bill to amend section 2 of House Enrolled Act No. 19 of the Public Acts of 1921, entitled "An act to provide for the protection and conservation of the natural resources of the State; to create a Conservation Department; to define the powers and duties thereof; to provide for the transfer to said department of the powers and duties now vested by law in certain boards, commissions and officers of the State; and for the abolishing of the boards, commissions and offices the powers and duties of which are hereby transferred," approved March thirtieth, 1921.

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 State Affairs.

Reports of Standing Committees.

Mr. McNaughton submitted the following report:

The Committee on Insurance respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill with the recommendation' that the bill be referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations. House bill No. 99 (file No. 242), entitled

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

T. H. McNAUGHTON,

Chairman The report was accepted.

The recommendation of the committee was concurred in and the bill was re ferred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

Mr. McNaughton submitted the following report:

The Committee on Insurance respectfully reports back to the Senate the fol lowing entitled bill, without recommendation:

Senate bill No. 299 (file No. 278), entitled

A bill to amend sections 2, 3, 4 and 10 of Chapter II, Part V, of Act No. 256 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to revise, consolidate and classify the laws of the State of Michigan relating to the insurance and surety business; to regulate the incorporation of domestic insurance and surety companies and

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associations and the admission of foreign companies; and to provide for the departmental supervision and regulation of the insurance and surety business within this State," approved May 10, 1917.

T. H. McNAUGHTON,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was ordered to lie on the table. Mr. Amon submitted the following report.

The Committee on Drainage 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. 405 (file No. 180), entitled

A bill to amend section 3 of Act No. 252 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled “An act to authorize the commissioner of the State Highway Department to determine whether certain lands owned by the State in the county of Jackson, will be benefited by certain proposed drains and to authorize such lands to be assessed for benefits and making an appropriation therefor."

AARON AMON,

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

American Legion Thanks Legislature. The following communication from Maurice Harvey Dixon Post No. 12, The American Legion, was received, read, and, on motion of Mr. McArthur, was ordered spread on the Journal:

WHEREAS, The Legislature of the State of Michigan passed a resolution with but one dissenting vote to submit to the people of Michigan a proposal to issue bonds for the purpose of paying extra compensation to those who served in the late war; and

WHEREAS, prompt action was taken by the Governor as soon as the bonds were authorized to call a special session of the Legislature to pass the required laws to put the will of the people into execution; and

WHEREAS, the Governor has also instructed the Adjutant General to proceed at once with the clerical work necessary in order to have everything in readiness at the earliest possible moment for paying the bonus to those entitled to receive it, now therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Maurice Harvey Dixon Post No. 12, American Legion, Department of Michigan, Lansing, Michigan, that the thanks of this Post be expressed to the Governor of this State and to both Houses of the Legislature for the interest they have taken in the welfare of those who served in the war and for the promptness they have shown in the discharge of their duties in this matter, and it is further

RESOLVED that we deprecate and decry demonstrations tending to coerce the Legislature and to criticize their action. Passed unanimously April 20, 1921.

EDWARD D. Rich, Official.

Post Commander. ARTHUR E. RIBBLE,

Post Adjutant.

By unanimous consent,
The Senate took up the order of

Motions and Resolutions.
Mr. Clark moved to discharge the committee of the whole from the further
consideration of the following entitled bill, and that the bill be re-referred to the
Committee on Finance and Appropriations:
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 3), 1923, for maintenance, operation and other specific purposes.

The motion prevailed.
Mr. Smith (2nd dist.) moved to take from the table the following entitled bill:
Senate bill No. 125 (file No. 269), entitled

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