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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," being section 4151 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

F. H. VANDENBOOM,

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

Mr. McNaughton submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 68 (file No. 287), entitled

A bill to amend Chapter 2 of part 4 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 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," by adding to said chapter one new section to stand as section 17 thereof.

T. H. McNAUGHTON,

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. 330 (file No. 111), entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 576 of the Local Acts of 1905, entitled "An act to provide for the election of county drain commissioner in the county of Ingham; and to extend the term of office of the present incumbent of said office,"

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. 427 (file No. 238), entitled

A bill to authorize townships to employ nurses and to provide for their compensation.

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. 212 (file No. 89), entitled

A bill to amend sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11 of Act No. 540 of the Local Acts of 1903, entitled "An act to establish a board of county auditors for the county of Saginaw, and to prescribe their powers and duties."

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 recommenda. tion that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 285 (file No. 254), entitled

A bill to authorize the issue of bonds, to provide sites for and for the erection thereon of town halls and for additions to and improvements of such sites and the buildings thereon, whether now existing or hereafter acquired, in townships in this State.

OSCAR A. RIOPELLE,

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

Mr. Vandenboom submitted the following report:

The Committee on Taxation 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. 356 (file No. 222), entitled

A bill to amend sections 8 and 9 of Act No. 206 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled "An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy and collection 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," being sections 4002 and 4003 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee:

(1) Section 8, line 32, after the word "ground,” strike out the word “or," and insert in lieu thereof the word "and.” (2) Section 8, strike out all of lines "fifty-five," and "fifty-six.”

F. H. VANDENBOOM,

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. Smith (2nd dist.) submitted the following report:

The Committee on Penal Institutions respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:

House bill No. 53 (file No. 233), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the State House of Correction and Branch of State Prison in the Upper Peninsula for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1922, and June 30, 1923, for maintenance, operation and other specific purposes.

JOHN W. SMITH,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations under the rules. Mr. Smith (2nd Dist.) submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 48 (file No. 36), entitled

A bill to amend section 40 of Act No. 118 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the State Prison, to the State House of Correction and branch of the State Prison in the Upper Peninsula, and to the House of Correction and Reformatory at Ionia, and the government and discipline thereof, and to repeal all acts inconsistent therewith,” being compilers' section 1738 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

JOHN W. SMITH,

Chairman.

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

Mr. Smith (2nd Dist.) submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 259 (file No. 213), entitled

A bill authorizing the State Treasurer to transfer by way of temporary loan to any of the Michigan State Prisons such sums of money, upon approval of the Governor, as shall be necessary to finance their industries.

JOHN W. SMITH,

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

General Orders.

Mr. Vandenboom 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. Vandenboom as chairman.

Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the whole, with Mr. Vandenboom 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. 285 (file No. 254), entitled

A bill to authorize the issue of bonds, to provide sites for and for the erection thereon of town halls and for additions to and improvements of such sites and the buildings thereon, whether now existing or hereafter acquired, in townships in this State.

Senate bill No. 259 (file No. 213), entitled

A bill authorizing the State Treasurer to transfer by way of temporary loan to any of the Michigan State Prisons such sums of money, upon approval of the Governor, as shall be necessary to finance their industries.

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 the following entitled bill, recommended that the bill be referred to the Committee on Penal Institutions: Senate bill No. 48 (file No. 36), entitled

A bill to amend section 40 of Act No. 118 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the State Prison, to the State House of Correction and branch of the State Prison in the Upper Peninsula, and to the House of Correction and Reformatory at Ionia, and the government and discipline thereof, and to repeal all acts inconsistent therewith," being compilers' section 1738 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The recommendation of the Committee of the whole was concurred in and the bill was referred to the Committee on Penal Institutions.

The Committee of the whole, through its Chairman, reported back to the Senate the following entitled bill, recommending that the bill be referred to the Committee on Railroads.

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.

The recommendation of the Committee of the Whole was concurred in and the bill was referred to the Committee on Railroads.

The Committee of the whole, through its Chairman, reported back to the Senate the following entitled bill, recommending that the bill be referred to the Committee on Education.

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.

The recommendation of the Committee of the whole was concurred in and the bill was referred to the Committee on Education.

The Committee of the Whole, through its Chairman, reported back to the Senate the following entitled bill, recommending that the bill be referred to the Committee on Agriculture. 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 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 destrution 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.

The recommendation of the Committee of the whole was concurred in and the bill was referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

By unanimous consent, the Senate resumed the order of,

Messages from the House.

A message was received from the House of Representatives returning to the Senate, in accordance with the Senate's request therefor, 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, defining the limits thereof and providing for its care and management," being compilers' section 400 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

Mr. Ross moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate on Thursday, April 21, passed the bill.

The motion prevailed.
Pending the taking of the vote on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Ross offered the following amendments:

(1) Amend by inserting in line 1, section 1, of the bill after the word "That" the words "the title and."

(2) Amend by striking out of line 6, section 1 the word “is” and inserting in lieu thereof the word "are."

(3) Amend the bill by inserting after line 6 of enacting section 1 the fol. lowing words:

“Title

An act to set aside the submerged and swamp lands * * * (belonging to the) State of Michigan bordering upon the Great Lakes and the bayous thereof (and those lying along the shores of the Kalamazoo, Grand and Muskegon Rivers,) for a public (shooting and hunting ground) defining the limits thereof and providing for its care and management."

The amendments were seconded, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor. "

The amendments were then considered and agreed to, a majority of all the Senators-elect voting therefor.

Pending the order that, under rule 37, the bill lie over one day,

Mr. Ross moved that the rule be suspended and that the bill be placed on its immediate passage.

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

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 question being on agreeing to the title,
Mr. Ross moved to amend the title so as to read as follows:

A bill to amend the title and 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 the public park, defining the limits thereof and providing for its care and management," being compilers' section 400 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The motion prevailed, and the title of the bill was so amended.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill as amended.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 119 (file No. 352), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 32 of the Public Acts of 1873, entitled An act to extend aid to the University of Michigan," and to repeal an act, entitled "An act to extend aid to the University of Michigan," approved March 15, 1867, being sections 3506 and 3507 of the Compiled Laws of 1871, as amended by Act 303 of the Public Acts of 1907, being section 1183 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.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Com. mittee on University.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 148 (file No. 109), entitled

A bill to provide for election of delegates to county political conventions, of any party, by townships and wards and fix their term of office and to repeal all 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 Com. mittee on Elections.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 230 (file No. 346), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan Agricultural College 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 Committed on Michigan Agricultural College.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 261 (file No. 279), entitled

A bill to make townships, cities and villages in any county liable for the payment of claims incurred in the care of persons sick with contagious or infectious

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