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The motion prevailed.

Mr. Westover 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 President pro tem. took the chair.

House bill No. 462 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. Bangham
Mr. Humphrey

Mr. Robson
Cannon
Kelly

Schumaker
Doherty
Lockerby

Smith, Charles
Earle
Loeser

Sovereign
Farr
McMullen

Westover
Fuller
Moore

President pro tem.
High
Nims

20 NAYS.

0 The title was agreed to. Pending a motion that the bill be given immediate effect, Mr. Westover moved that the bill be laid on the table. The motion prevailed.

Mr. Doherty moved that the Senate take a recess until 5:20 o'clock P. m.

The motion prevailed, the time being 5:10 o'clock p. m.

AFTER RECESS.

5:20 o'clock p. m. The Senate was called to order by the President. A quorum of the Senate was present.

The Senate returned to the order of

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The following message from the House was received and read:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 16, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I am instructed by the House to retransmit in accordance with the request of the Senate the following bill:

House bill No. 1255, entitled
A bill to amend the charter of the City of Grand Rapids.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,
Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Loomis moved to suspend rule 36, limiting the time within which a motion to reconsider a vote may be made.

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

Mr. Loomis then moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate, on April 11, ordered the above named bill to take immediate effect.

The motion prevailed.

The question being on the motion that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.

The motion did not prevail, two-thirds of all the Senators elect not voting therefor.

Mr. Loomis then moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate, on April 11, passed the above named bill.

The motion prevailed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Mr. Loomis moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Cities and Villages.

The motion prevailed.

The following message from the House was also received and read:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 16, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the following bill:

Senate bill No. 303, entitled

A bill to amend chapter 9 of an Act, entitled "An Act to provide for the construction and maintenance of drains and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor, and to repeal all other laws relating thereto," being Act No. 254 of the Public Acts of 1897, approved June 2, 1897, and amended by Act No. 272 of the Public Acts of 1899, approved June 23, 1899, by adding thereto a new section to stand as section 14 of said chapter, so that the provisions of this Act shall apply to Saginaw county;

In the passage of which the House has concurred by a majority vote of all the members elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect has ordered the same to take immediate effect.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was referred to the Secretary for printing and presentation to the Governor.

The following message from the House was also received and read:

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 16, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to retransmit in accordance with the request of the Senate the following bill:

House bill No. 261 (file No. 63), entitled

An Act to amend section 5 of Act No. 285, Local Acts of 1893, entitled "An Act to provide for the compensation and to prescribe the duties of certain officers of the County of Saginaw," approved March 10, 1893.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. Mr. Baird moved to suspend rule 36, limiting the time within which a motion to reconsider a vote may be made.

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

Mr. Baird then moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate, on April 4, ordered the above named bill to take immediate effect.

The motion prevailed.

The question being on the motion that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect,

The motion did not prevail, two-thirds of all the Senators elect not voting therefor.

Mr. Baird then moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate, on April 4, passed the above named bill.

The motion prevailed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Mr. Baird moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Doherty moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 5:30 o'clock p. m., and the President declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 2 o'clock p. m.

Lansing, April 17, 1901.

2 o'clock p. m.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President.

Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. W. H. Pound, of Lansing. The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

The following Senators were present: Messrs. Atwood, Baird, Cannon, Doherty, Earle, Farr, Fuller, Goodell, Helme, High, Holmes, Humphrey, Kelly, Lockerby, Loeser, Loomis, McMullen, Moore, Murfin, Nichols, Nims, Palmer, Pierson, Robson, Schumaker, Charles Smith, Gad Smith, Sovereign, Weekes, Westover-30.

The following Senators were absent without leave: Messrs. Bangham, Sleeper_2.

Mr. Sovereign moved that leave of absence be granted to Mr. Bang. ham from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Nims moved that leave of absence be granted to Mr. Sleeper from today's session on account of sickness.

The motion prevailed.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, April 16, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I have this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State

House substitute for Senate bill No. 118 (House file No. 192), being

An Act making an appropriation for the Michigan Soldiers' Home to meet the deficit in the appropriation made by Act No. 120, Public Acts of 1899, for current expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1901, and to provide a tax to meet the same;

Also:
Senate bill No. 308 (file No. 91), being

An Act fixing the time when sheriff's certificate of sale of real estate under execution shall expire, unless deed be given and recorded.

Very respectfully,

A. T. BLISS,

Governor.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Pierson moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 394, entitled

A bill for the purpose of transferring certain State tax lands in Newaygo county to the State Military Board for military purposes.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Pierson moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Kelly moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 404, entitled

A bill to provide for the placing of safety appliances for automatic extinguishment of fires in case of excessive pressure on stationary steam boilers and providing a penalty for a non-compliance with the

same.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Kelly moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Banks and Corporations. The motion prevailed.

Mr. Helme offered the following resolution:

Whereas, The assessing officers of this State are now presenting to taxpayers throughout the State a blank form for general tax statement for 1901 designated as "No. 8;" and

Whereas, Said blank while purporting to be issued under the authority of sections 18 to 22 of the General Tax Law does not conform to the wording of said sections either as to contents of same or form of oath to be administered; therefore

Resolved, That the Attorney General is hereby requested to furnish a written opinion for this Senate whether any citizen can under the provisions of sections 18 and 19 of the General Tax Law be compelled to fill out said blank No. 8 or take the oath in the form attached thereto; and also whether any state authority has any legal right to prescribe any other or different than that provided in section 19 of the General Tax Law.

The resolution was adopted.
Mr. McMullen offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the clerk of group 3 be allowed mileage and expenses incurred on the trip investigating the needs of the State Fish Commission.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Goodell moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 319, entitled

A bill to amend sections 65 and 66 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," approved June 1, 1893, as amended by the several Acts amendatory thereof.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Goodell moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Taxation.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Westover moved to take from the table
House bill No. 462, entitled

A bill to authorize the Board of Supervisors of the County of Bay to make a levy to pay the mortgage against the Bay County Agricul. tural Society grounds.

The motion prevailed.
The bill was then returned to the House.

Mr. Murfin offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That from and after this date rule 12 of the Senate rules, shall be suspended while the Senate is in committee of the whole.

The resolution was adopted, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting therefor.

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