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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.

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.

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. 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.

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. 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."

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.

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." 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, asamended by Act No. 43 of the Public Acts of 1919.

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 maintenanceof 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.

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.

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. 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 insects and dangerously contagious diseases affecting 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.

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.”

House bill No. 275 (file No. 208), entitled

A bill to amend sections 5 and 6 of Act No. 147 of the Public Acts of 1891, entitled "An act to provide for the election of a county commissioner of schools, for the appointment of school examiners, and to define the duties and fix the compensation for the same, and to repeal all existing acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of this act," being sections 5881 and 5882 of the Compiled Laws of 1915. House bill No. 61 (file No. 215), entitled

A bill to provide for and define the duties of the State Commissioner of Health with reference to the registration of births and the issuance of birth certificates, the registration of deaths and the issuance of death certificates, the making and preservation of records of marriages, and with reference to the recording of other vital statistics; to provide for the transfer of certain powers and duties pertaining thereto from the Secretary of State to the State Health Commissioner, and for the transfer of vital statistical records from the Department of State to the Department of Health.

House bill No. 352 (file No. 252), entitled

A bill to amend section 6 of Act No. 9 of the Public Acts of Michigan, of the extra session of 1919, entitled "An act to provide for the consolidation of school districts which are within the limits of any incorporated city." House bill No. 390 (file No. 200), entitled

A bill to supplement the laws relating to the improvement and maintenance of trunk line highways and bridges; to provide for the improvement, repair and maintenance of the bridge across Portage lake between the village of Houghton and City of Hancock, in the county of Houghton, State of Michigan, as a part of the trunk line highway system; to define the duties of the State Highway Commissioner with respect thereto; and to provide for the payment of the costs thereof.

House bill No. 42 (file No. 168), entitled

A bill to amend section 40 of Chapter 35 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 13432 of the Compiled Laws of 1915. House bill No. 353 (file No. 169), entitled

A bill relating to fees in regularly organized justice courts consisting of six or more justices and a clerk of such court in cities of 500,000 population or over, according to the last federal census. House bill No. 413 (file No. 181), entitled

A bill to amend Act No. 259 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act to regulate the manufacture and sale of soft drinks, syrups, extracts and all other non-alcoholic beverages within this State and prescribe penalties for violation

thereof, and repeal Act No. 288 of the Public Acts of 1915," by adding a section thereto to stand as section 16.

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 amendments the following entitled bill:

House bill No. 89 (file No. 243), entitled

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

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

(1) Section 1, line 3, strike out $52,220.00,” and insert in lieu thereof “$57,220.00."

(2) Section 1, line 4, strike out “$52,220.00," and insert in lieu thereof “$57,220.00."

(3) Section 1, line 5, strike out “$30,000.00—$30,000.00," and insert in lieu thereof “$35,000.00—$35,000.00.”

(4) Section 1, line 13, strike out "$47,220.00-$47,220.00,” and insert in lieu thereof "$52,220.00—$52,220.00.”

(5) Section 1, line 16, strike out "$52,220.00---$52,220.00," and insert in lieu thereof "$57,220.00-$57,220.00.”

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 Sen. ate, favorably and with amendment the following entitled bill:

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, en. titled "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 amended 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 is the amendment recommended by the Committee of the Whole:

Section 1, line 11, strike out Senate amendment number three which reads as follows: "Strike out the figures ‘5440,' and insert in lieu thereof the figures ‘5443 and 5450.'”

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.

By unanimous consent, the Senate resumed the order of,

Messages from the House.
A message was received from the House of Representatives returning
Senate bill No. 57 (file No. 46), entitled

A bill authorizing and empowering counties of this State to contract with childcaring agencies, licensed by the State Board of Corrections and Charities, for the care, support and maintenance of children.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill.

The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

A message was received from the House of Representatives returning
Senate bill No. 81 (file No. 91), entitled

A bill to amend section 20 of sub-division 7 of chapter 4 of part 2 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,” as added by Act No. 135 of the Public Acts of 1919.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill.

The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

A message was received from the House of Representatives returning
Senate bill No. 145 (file No. 127), entitled

A bill to repeal section 29 of Act No. 44 of the Public Acts of 1899, entitled "An act to provide for the publication and distribution of laws and documents, reports of the several officers, boards of officers and public institutions of this State now or hereafter to be published, and to provide for the replacing of books lost by fire or otherwise, and to provide for the publication and distribution of the official directory and legislative manual of the State of Michigan, and to repeal Act No. 122 of the Session Laws of 1889, approved May 31, 1889, Act No. 20 of the Session Laws of 1889, approved March 19, 1889, and all other laws or parts of laws contravening or inconsistent with this act,” being section 847 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the Senate that tho House of Representatives had passed the bill.

The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

A message was received from the House of Representatives returning
Senate bill No. 167 (file No. 119), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 24 of Act No. 117 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled “An act to provide for the organization and disbandment of township school districts in the State of Michigan," being sections 5909, 5911, 5913, 5914, 5915, 5916, 5917 and 5932 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill and had ordered that it be given immediate effect.

The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presenta tion to the Governor.

A message was received from the House of Representatives returning
Senate bill No. 177 (file No. 130), entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of Act No. 296 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act concerning industrial banks, defining the same and providing for their incorporation, powers, supervision and control," as amended by Act No. 420 of the Public Acts of 1919.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill.

The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

A message was received from the House of Representatives returning
Senate bill No. 181 (file No. 134), entitled

A bill to amend Act No. 157 of the Laws of Michigan of 1867, entitled "An act to define and limit the amount of money which may be granted and voted by the qualified electors of townships for the purpose of erecting town halls or other buildings for the public use of the inhabitants thereof," being sections 2049 to 2056 inclusive of the Compiled Laws of 1915, by adding thereto a new section to stand as section 2.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill.

The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

A message was received from the House of Representatives returning
Senate bill No. 214 (file No. 170), entitled

A bill to authorize and facilitate the acquisition and disposal of public library property by public corporations empowered to maintain public libraries.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill.

The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

A message was received from the House of Representatives re-transmitting House bill No. 174 (file No. 72), entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of Act No. 279 of the Public Acts of 1909, as amended entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of cities and for revising and amending their charters," being compilers' section 3307 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 232 of the Public Acts of 1917, as further amended by Act No. 252 of the Public Acts of 1919.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had amended the Senate amendment to the bill by striking out of line 8 of the Senate amendment the word "shall" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "may."

The message further informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had concurred in the adoption of the Senate amendment as thus amended by the House.

The message further informed the Senate that as thus amended the House of Representatives had passed the bill and had ordered that it be given immediate effect.

The question being on concurring in the amendment made to the Senate amendment by the House of Representatives, the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

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So, a majority of all the Senators-elect having voted in favor thereof,

The Senate concurred in the amendment made to the Senate amendment by the House of Representatives.

On motion of Mr. Hicks, two-thirds of all the Senators-elect voting therefor, The bill was given immediate effect.

By unanimous consent,

Mr. Johnson moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate on Thursday, April 21, 1921, passed the following entitled bill:

House bill No. 263 (file No. 214), entitled

A bill to regulate the practice of chiropractic in the State of Michigan, to provide for the examination, licensing and registration of chiropractic practitioners, to appoint a State board of chiropractic registration and examination and for the punishment of offenders against this act and to repeal acts, and parts of acts in conflict therewith.

The motion prevailed, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor.
The question then being on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Brower offered the following amendment:

Amend section 1 of the bill by striking out all after the word "office" in line 10 of said section down to and including the word "fills" in line 21 of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “during the pleasure of the Governor. The Governor shall also fill all vacancies occasioned by death, resignation or otherwise."

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

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

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