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Senate bill No. 259, entitled

A bill to amend section 25 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, Act No. 20 of the Session Laws of 1889, and all other laws of parts of laws contravening or inconsistent with this Act;

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.

DAN P. MCMULLEN,

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 State Affairs:
The Committee on State Affairs, to whom was referred
House bill No. 14, entitled

A bill to determine the duties and fix the compensation of the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives;

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.

DAN P. MCMULLEN,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Charles Smith moved that the bill be referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

The motion prevailed.

By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:

The Committee on Finance and Appropriations, to whom was referred

House joint resolution No. 1101, entitled

A joint resolution authorizing the Board of State Auditors to erect a stone base and place thereon a stone castle made by the First Regiment Engineers and Mechanics, the same to be placed on the Capitol grounds and to provide for the payment of 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 further consideration of the subject.

CHARLES SMITH,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

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

By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:

The Committee on Finance and Appropriations, to whom was referred

Senate bill No. 253, entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State House of Correction and Branch Prison, Upper Peninsula, 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 further consideration of the subject.

CHARLES 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 Finance and Appropriations:

The Committee on Finance and Appropriations, to whom was referred

House bill No. 189 (file No. 261), entitled

A bill making an appropriation for the use of the State Board of Health for general purposes for the promotion of the public health for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1902, and each fiscal year thereafter, 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 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 Finance and Appropriations:

The Committee on Finance and Appropriations, to whom was referred

House bill No. 535 (file No. 285), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Eastern Michigan Asylum for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1902, for the purpose of purchasing lands for the use and benefit of said asylum, 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 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 Military Affairs:
The Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 394, entitled

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

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 further consideration of the subject.

W. S. PIERSON,

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 Agricultural Interests:
The Committee on Agricultural Interests, to whom was referred
House bill No. 329 (file No. 224), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1902, and June 30, 1903, for the purpose of promoting the horticultural interests of the State and the editing and compiling of the reports of the Michigan State Horticultural Society, 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 further consideration of the subject.

SOLON GOODELL,

Chairman.

The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Cannon 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 not passed, two-thirds of all the Senators elect not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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NAYS.

Mr. Atwood

Baird
Helme

Mr. Loomis

Nims

Mr. Pierson

Westover

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Pending the announcement of the vote upon the passage of the bill, The vote of Senator Loomis was demanded by Senator Humphrey. Whereupon Senator Loomis voted “nay," and was so recorded.

Mr. Humphrey moved to suspend rule 36, providing that the vote upon any question shall not be reconsidered more than once.

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

Mr. Humphrey then moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate today, refused to pass the above named bill.

The motion prevailed.
The question being on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Humphrey moved that the bill be laid on the table.
The motion prevailed.

By the Committee on Agricultural Interests:
The Committee on Agricultural Interests, to whom was referred
House bill No. 642 (file No. 181), entitled

A bill to amend section 3 of Act No. 280 of the Public Acts of 1987, entitled “An Act to protect the owners and keepers of stallions,” approved June 28, 1887, being section 1621c of Howell's Annotated Statutes, and being section 10786 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended by Act No. 66 of the Public Acts of 1899, approved May 10, 1899;

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 amendment thereto, recommending that the amendment be concurred in, and that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

SOLON GOODELL,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Goodell moved that the Senate concur in the amendment 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 Asylum for Insane at Traverse City:

The Committee on Asylum for Insane at Traverse City, to whom was referred

House bill No. 300 (file No. 289), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1902, for building and other special purposes, 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 further consideration of the subject.

J. W. HELME,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

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

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The following message from the House was received and read:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 30, 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. 449 (file No. 319), entitled
A bill to prohibit the spearing of fish in Isabella county.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. Mr. Cannon 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. Cannon then moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate, on April 23, 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. Cannon moved that the bill be laid on the table.
The motion prevailed.

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 30, 1901.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 239 (file No. 256), By Mr. Holmes, entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of Act 119 of the laws of 1891, entitled "An Act authorizing the introduction of the kindergarten method in the public schools of this State;">

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Education and Public Schools.

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