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sions of this act, except as in this act otherwise provided," being sections 3520, 3534, 3535, 3536, 3537 and 3538 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, and to add seven new sections to said act to stand as sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.

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. 104 (file No. 93), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of chapter 19 of 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," approved May 10, 1917.

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. 169 (file No. 123), entitled

A bill to amend sections 4, 5, and 10 of Act No. 91 of the Public Acts of 1911, entitled "An act to provide for the assessment and the collection of a specific tax upon the class of credits founded upon and evidenced by mortgages and liens upon real property, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in contravention thereto," being sections 4271, 4272 and 4277 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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. 173 (file No. 185), entitled

A bill to amend section 34 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 pur. chased; 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 4028 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill with the following amendments:

(1) Amend by striking out of line 2, section 34, the word “October" and inserting in lieu thereof the word “June."

(2) Amend by inserting in line 84 of section 34, after the word “report” the words, “Provided further, That the said Board of State Tax Commissioners shall not increase the amount of any ward or township above the values as determined by the tax commissioners' field men and shown by the cards of inspection."

The question being on concurring in the amendments made to the bill by the House of Representatives,

Mr. Brower moved that the bill be laid on the table.
The motion prevailed.

A message was received from the House of Representatives returning
Senate bill No. 174 (file No. 262), entitled

A bill to amend section 15 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 section 4009 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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. 248 (file No. 236), entitled

A bill to authorize and direct the Auditor General to cancel all taxes for certain years, and all sales made or to be made thereof, assessed upon certain premises, in the City of Traverse City, owned by a local post of the American Legion.

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 presentation to the Governor.

A message was received from the House of Representatives returning
Senate bill No. 266 (file No. 219), entitled

A bill to prevent fraud and misrepresentation in the registration of animals as pure-bred upon the herd books of recognized registry associations, and in the transfer of ownership of such registered animals, and to prevent the making of false statements with reference to the breeding, ownership, color, markings or registration of animals.

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. 267 (file No. 220), entitled

A bill to prevent fraudulent and dishonest practices in making official or semiofficial records of milk and butter-fat production of cows. · 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. 273 (file No. 229), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 213 of the Public Acts of 1903, entitled An act to authorize the regents of the University of Michigan to grant teachers' certificates in certain cases, and to repeal Act No. 144 of the Public Acts of 1891, and all other acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act," being section 5812 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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.

Mr. Hicks moved that the Senate take a recess until 8:00 o'clock p. m.
The motion prevailed, the time being 5:28 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.

General Orders.

Mr. Ross 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. Ross as chairman.

Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, with Mr. Ross 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. 459 (file No. 285), entitled

A bill to amend section four of Act number two hundred five of the Public Acts of eighteen hundred eighty-seven, 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 seven thousand nine hundred seventy of the Compiled Laws of nineteen hundred fifteen, as amended by Act number two hundred ninety-nine of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred seventeen.

House bill No. 293 (file No. 219), entitled

A bill to amend section 6 of Act No. 174 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to provide for a retirement fund for teachers in certain cases," being compilers' section 5772 of the Compiled Laws of 1915. House bill No. 456 (file No. 241), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 10 of chapter 3, and section 3 of chapter 4, and section 1, of chapter 8, and section 15 of chapter 9, of Act No. 254 of the Public Acts of 1897, entitled "An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of drains, and assessments and collection of taxes therefor, and to repeal all other laws relative thereto," being sections 4880, 4881, 4889, 4904, 4939, 4940 and 4964 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended. House bill No. 449 (file No. 350), entitled

A bill to repeal sections 93 and 94 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," the same being sections 4091 and 4092 of the Compiled Laws of 1915. 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.

House bill No. 541 (file No. 312), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 28 of Act No. 215 of the Public Acts of 1895, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of cities of the fourth class,” being section 3185 of the Compiled Laws of 1915 and to add one new section to said chapter to stand as section 15.

House bill No. 443 (file No. 306), entitled

A bill to regulate junk dealers and other persons, firms and corporations engaged in the business of buying and selling second-hand articles and metals commonly known as junk.

House bill No. 340 (file No. 248), entitled

A bill to amend Act No. 218 of the Public Acts of 1895, as amended by Act No. 237 of the Public Acts of 1911, entitled "An act to authorize and regulate the paroling of convicts,” being compilers' section 88 of the Compiled Laws of 1915. House bill No. 326 (file No. 353), entitled

A bill to define the limits of Duncan Bay, Lake Huron, and to prohibit the taking or catching of fish with any kind of a net, set hook line or other device except with the hook and line within such limits."

House bill No. 527 (file No. 266), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 2 and 7 of Act No. 108 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled "An act to license and regulate the hunting, pursuing and killing of wild animals and wild birds found in this State, except deer and beaver," approved April 23, 1913.

House bill No. 418 (file No. 340), entitled

A bill to permit the taking of suckers and red sides by seines or nets or set lines in the waters of the Tittabawassee river and its tributaries in the County of Midland, during the months of March and April of each year.

House bill No. 247 (file No. 79), entitled

A bill to repeal section 8 and to amend section 1 of Act No. 249 of the Public Acts of 1903, entitled "An act to provide for the preservation of the forests of this State and for the prevention and suppression of forest and prairie fires," the same being section 772 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended. House bill No. 480 (file No. 339), entitled

A bill regulating the catching of fish in the waters of Grand river within the corporate limits of the city of Grand Rapids.

House bill No. 536 (file No. 321), entitled

A bill to prescribe the powers and duties of the Director of Conservation in connection with the enforcement of the game and fish laws.

House bill No. 311 (file No. 268), entitled

A bill to amend section 67 of Act No. 84 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to increase the efficiency of the military establishment of the State of Michigan, to make an appropriation therefor, and to repeal all former acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act,” being section 942 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

House bill No. 529 (file No. 292), entitled

A bill to define and prohibit general libel, to define a conspiracy to compose or cause to be composed, publish or cause to be published, or to distribute or cause to be distributed, general libels, and to provide penalties for violations of the act, and to provide what shall and what shall not be a defense in any prosecution therefor.

House bill No. 249 (file No. 289), entitled

A bill to amend section 15 of chapter 30 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 violations of certain provisions of the act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with, or contravening any of the provisions of this act," being section 13243 of the Compiled Laws of 1915. House bill No. 416 (file No. 319), entitled

A bill to amend section 81 of Act No. 167 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to promote the health, safety and welfare of the people by regulating the light, and ventilation, sanitation, fire protection, maintenance, alteration and improvement of dwellings; to define the classes of dwellings affected by the act, to establish administrative requirements, and to establish remedies and fix penalties for the violation thereof," approved May 2, 1917. House bill No. 248 (file No. 270), entitled

A bill making it a misdemeanor for any person, other than the owner, or his agent, to knowingly remove identification marks on rental storage batteries, or sell or otherwise dispose of except to the owner or his agent, rental storage batteries, or recharge same rental storage batteries, and defining rental storage batteries.

House bill No. 519 (file No. 271), entitled

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

House bill No. 5 (file No. 210), entitled

A bill to amend section 25 of Chapter 7 of Act No. 3 of the Public Acts of 1895, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of Michigan, and defining their powers and duties," as amended by Act No. 125 of the Public Acts of 1905, being section 2664 of the Compiled Laws of Michigan for the year 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 amendments the following entitled bill: House bill No. 261 (file No. 279), entitled

A bill to make townships, cities and villages in any county liable for the pay. ment of claims incurred in the care of persons sick with contagious or infectious diseases, or diseases dangerous to the public health, or incurred in preventing

the spread of such diseases, where the county is now primarily liable, upon approval of the electors of said county.

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

(1) Section 2, line 1, strike out “The board of supervisors" and insert in lieu thereof “The board of county auditors in any county having a board of county auditors and the board of supervisors in any other county."

(2) Section 3, line 1, strike out "The board of supervisors” and insert in lieu thereof "The board of county auditors or the board of supervisors, as the case may be.”

(3) Strike out section 4.

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.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Reports of Standing Committees. Mr. Clark submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 530 (file No. 316), entitled

A bill to provide for the welfare of sick and disabled World War veterans, so-called, and their dependents, and for the disposition of the Michigan Patriotic Fund.

RoY CLARK,

Chairman, The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole. Mr. Clark submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 87 (file No. 281), entitled

A bill to make appropriations to further organize and carry out the plans of the United States Boys' Working Reserve; to regulate the expenditure of such appropriations and to provide a tax to meet the same.

ROY CLARK

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

Mr. Clark submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 118 (file No. 262), entitled

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

Roy CLARK,

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 with amendment, recommending that the amendment be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, 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 nineteen, entitled "An act relating to dogs and the protection of live stock and poultry from damage by dogs; providing for the

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