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viding for the taxation of electric railroad companies by direct tax to the State instead of taxation in the different municipalities through which the road passes; and

Whereas, We believe such change in manner of taxation unjust and calculated to injure many localities of our State, and particularly our city; be it

Resolved, That Representatives Seeley and Waterbury and Senator Nims be respectfully requested to use their best efforts to defeat this bill; and further

Resolved, That the city clerk forward to Representatives Seeley and Waterbury and Senator Nims a certified copy of this resolution.

The resolutions were referred to the Committee on Taxation.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the Committee on Railroads:
The Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 181 (file No. 122), entitled

A bill to amend section 6 of Act number 35 of the Session Laws of 1867, entitled "An act to provide for the formation of street railway companies," being section 6439 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate, without amendment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

ARTHUR L. HOLMES,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

By the Committee on Railroads:
The Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 17 (file No. 147), entitled

A bill to provide for the assessment of the property of sleeping car companies on their capital stock, and the levy and collection of taxes thereon, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate, without amendment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

ARTHUR L. HOLMES,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Charles Smith moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

By the Committee on Railroads:
The Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred
House bill No. 37 (file No. 104), entitled

A bill to amend sections 7, 18 and 19 of the General Railroad Laws, being sections 6232 and 6243 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended

by Act 266 of the Public Acts of 1899, and section 6244 of said Compiled Laws, relative to the railroad maps and the condemnation of land for railroad purposes;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate, and recommend that the bill be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

ARTHUR L. HOLMES,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Holmes moved that the Senate concur in the recommendation of the committee that the bill be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

The motion prevailed.

By the Committee on Labor Interests:
The committee on Labor Interests, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 179, entitled

A bill to amend sections 5353 and 5356 of the Compiled Laws of 1897 so as to provide for the appointment of one or more women as factory inspectors;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate, with the accompanying substitute therefor, entitled

A bill to provide for the inspection of manufacturing establishments, workshops, hotels and stores in this State; to provide for the regulation of such establishments, and the employment of women and children therein; to regulate the conduct of sweatshops, so called; to provide for the enforcement of the provisions of this Act; and to make an appropriation for the purpose of carrying out the same;

Recommending that the substitute be concurred in, and that the substitute do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

ARTHUR L. HOLMES,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Holmes moved that the Senate concur in the adoption of the substitute reported by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

By the Committee on Industrial Home for Girls:
The Committee on Industrial Home for Girls, to whom was referred
House bill No. 424 (file No. 246), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Industrial Home for Girls for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1902, and June 30, 1903, and to provide for a tax to meet the same;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate, without amendment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

HUGO C. LOESER,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

By the Committee on Cities and Villages:
The Committee on Cities and Villages, to whom was referred
House bill No. 554, entitled

A bill to amend sections 292 and 143 of Act No. 321 of the Local Acts of 1897, entitled "An Act to amend and revise the charter of the City of Adrian," approved March 10, 1897;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate, without amendment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

R. B. LOOMIS,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Helme moved that the rules be suspended, and that the bill be placed on its immediate passage.

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

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.

Mr. Baird
Mr. Holmes

Mr. Nims
Bangham
Humphrey

Palmer
Cannon
Lockerby

Robson
Doherty
Loeser

Schumaker
Earle
Loomis

Sleeper
Farr
McMullen

Smith, Charles
Fuller
Moore

Sovereign
Goodell
Murfin

Weekes
Helme
Nichols

Westover
High

28 NAYS.

0 The title was agreed to. Mr. Helme moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

By the Committee on Reformatory at Ionia:
The Committee on Reformatory at Ionia, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 206, entitled

A bill to amend Act No. 118, Session Laws of 1893, being "An Act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the State Prison, the State House of Correction and Branch State Prison in the Upper Peninsula, and to the House of Correction and Reformatory at Ionia, and the government and discipline thereof," and to add a new section thereto and to repeal all Acts inconsistent therewith;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate without amendment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

GAD SMITH

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

By the Committee on Judiciary:
The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 280 (file No. 98), entitled

A bill relative to granting, regulating and licensing the business of hawking and peddling goods, wares and merchandise, in the several counties of this State, and to repeal all Acts or parts of Acts in anyway contravening any of the provisions of this Act;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate with the accompanying amendments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in and that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

GEO. E. NICHOLS,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Nichols moved that the Senate, concur in the amendments made to the bill by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

The bill was then referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

By the Committee on Religious and Benevolent Societies:

The Committee on Religious and Benevolent Societies, to whom was referred

Senate bill No. 437, entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Act No. 46 of the Public Acts of 1869, entitled "An Act to prohibit, discourage and punish prize fighting within the State of Michigan," approved March 22, 1869, being compiler's sections 11732-5 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the bill back to the Senate with the accompanying substitute therefor, entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 3 of Act No. 46 of the Public Acts of 1869, entitled "An Act to prohibit, discourage and punish prize fighting within the State of Michigan," approved March 22, 1869, being compiler's sections 11732 and 11734 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Recommending that the substitute be concurred in and that the bill, as substituted, be printed for the use of the committee.

FRED F. SOVEREIGN,

Chairman, The report was accepted.

Mr. Sovereign moved that the Senate concur in the adoption of the substitute reported by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Sovereign moved that the request of the committee be granted and that the bill be printed for the use of the committee.

The motion prevailed.

By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:
The Committee on Finance and Appropriations, to whom was referred
House bill No. 289 (file No. 223), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan State Agricultural Society for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1902, and June 30, 1903, and to provide a tax to meet the same;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate without amendment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

CHARLES SMITH,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

By the Committee on State Public School:
The Committee on State Public School, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 32 (file No. 60), entitled

A bill to amend sections 2, 7 and 9 of Act No. 115 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled “An Act to provide for the government, management and control of the State Public School at Coldwater, and to repeal all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act,” as amended by Act No. 94 of the Public Acts of 1895, and Act No. 98 of the Public Acts of 1997, being sections 2022, 2027 and 2029 of Miller's Compiled Laws;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate with the accompanying amendments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in and that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

A. W. WEEKES,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Weekes moved that the Senate concur in the amendments made to the bill by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

The bill was then referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

By the Committee on Taxation:
The Committee on Taxation, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 340, entitled

A bill to amend sections 152 and 153 of an Act 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

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