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the Laws 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;">

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

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House bill No. 607 (file No. 152), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 6, 21 and 25 of chapter 3, section 15 of chapter 4, section 1 of chapter 6, sections 2, 4 and 5 of chapter 7, section 2 of chapter 10, sections 2 and 7 of chapter 13, 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 compiler's sections 4666, 4671, 4686, 4691, 4706, 4717, 4722, 4724, 4725, 4747, 4766 and 4771 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Was read a third time and, pending the taking of the vote on the passage thereof,

Mr. Doherty moved that there be a call of the Senate.
The motion prevailed.

PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE CALL.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary, and the following Senators were reported absent without leave: Messrs. Atwood, Holmes, Nichols-3.

Mr. Moore moved that the absentees be excused from the operation of the call for the reason that the Senators named were members of the joint committee of conference on House bill No. 26, which committee was now in session.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Moore moved that the Senate proceed with the regular order of business under the call.

The motion prevailed.
The question being on the passage of House bill No. 607,

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

YEAS.

Mr. Baird
Mr. High

Mr. Sleeper
Cannon
Humphrey

Smith, Charles
Doherty
Kelly

Smith, Gad
Earle
Moore

Sovereign
Farr
Nichols

Weekes
Fuller
Pierson

Westover
Helme
Schumaker

President pro tem.

21 NAYS.

0 The title was agreed to.

Mr. Humphrey moved that the bill be ordered to take effect September 1, 1902.

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

Senate bill No. 371 (file No. 192), entitled

A bill to provide for taking the census of this State for the year 1904, and once every ten years thereafter;

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

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Senate bill No. 149 (file No. 193), entitled

A bill to authorize the State Board of Health to determine the qualifi. cations of, and issue licenses to persons engaged in preparing for burial or transportation human bodies dead of infectious or contagious diseases;

Was read a third time by its title and, pending the further reading of the bill,

Mr. Weekes moved that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Public Health. The motion prevailed.

House bill No. 709 (file No. 264), entitled

A bill to provide for the consolidation of street and electric railway companies organized under the laws of Michigan with like companies organized in adjoining states whose lines of road, constructed or in process of construction, form or will form a continuous or connecting line;

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

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

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

House bill No. 606 (file No. 203), entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of Act No. 268 of the Public Acts of 1897, approved June 2, 1897, entitled "An Act to regulate the use of firearms in hunting for and killing deer protected by the laws of this State and providing a penalty for its violation," the same being section 5798 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Was 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. Humphrey

Mr. Sleeper
Cannon
Kelly

Smith, Charles
Doherty
Lockerby

Smith, Gad
Earle
Moore

Sovereign
Farr
Nims

Weekes
Fuller
Pierson

Westover
Goodell
Schumaker

President pro tem.
High

22 NAYS.

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

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

Senator Palmer entered the Senate Chamber and took his seat.

House bill No. 104 (file No. 240) entitled

A bill to revise and amend the laws for the protection of game and birds;

Was read a third time and, pending the taking of the vote on the passage thereof,

Mr. Lockerby moved to amend the bill by inserting in line 14 of section 11 after the word "firing" the following:

“Nor shall any person anchor or set out any decoys, stools or similar devices for the purpose of attracting wild duck within shooting distance no farther than fifty yards from any shore or point or natural island where weeds or rushes afford hiding places for said person or persons: Provided, however, That the provision regarding use of decoys shall not apply to waters of Lake Erie that border on this State: Provided further, however, that it shall be lawful to hunt and kill jack snipe, blue bill, canvas back, widgeon, pin tail, whistler, spoon bill, butter ball and saw bill ducks between the second day of March and the tenth day of April in each year.”

The amendment was not received, a majority of all the Senators elect not voting therefor.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

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

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The title was agreed to.

Mr. Goodell moved that the bill be ordered to take effect April 1, 1902, and demanded the yeas and nays.

The motion made by Mr. Goodell then did not prevail, two-thirds of all the Senators elect not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.

Mr. Goodell

Mr. Helme

2 NAYS.

Mr. Baird
Mr. Humphrey

Mr. Sleeper
Cannon
Kelly

Smith, Charles
Doherty
Moore

Smith, Gad
Earle
Nims

Sovereign
Farr
Palmer

Weekes
Fuller
Pierson

Westover
High
Schumaker

President pro tem.

21 Mr. Westover then moved that the bill be laid on the table. The motion prevailed.

Mr. Moore moved that all further proceedings under the call be dispensed with.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Pierson moved that the Senate resolve itself into the committee of the whole on the

SPECIAL ORDER,

The motion prevailed.
The President pro tem. called Mr. Palmer to the chair.

After some time spent therein the committee rose and, through their chairman, made the following report:

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following bill:

Senate bill No. 221. (file No. 101), entitled

A bill to increase the efficiency of the military establishment of the State of Michigan, and to repeal all former Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act;

Have made sundry amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to report the same back to the Senate, asking concurrence therein, and recommending its passage.

A. E. PALMER,

Chairman, The report was accepted.

Mr. Palmer moved that the Senate concur in the amendments made to the bill named in the report.

The motion prevailed and the same was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

By unanimous consent the Senate took up the order of

THIRD READING OF BILLS.

Senate bill No. 221 (file No. 101) entitled

A bill to increase the efficiency of the military establishment of the State of Michigan and to repeal all former Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act;

Was taken up.

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