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

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.
The following Senators were present:

Messrs. Barnaby, Bradley, Cartier, Conley, Foster, Fowle, James, King-
man, Kline, Lee, Leidlein, Mapes, Miller, Moriarty, Murtha, Putney,
F. D. Scott, G. G. Scott, Taylor, Vanderwerp, Vaughan, Walter, Ward,
Watkins, Weter, Wiggins-26.

The following Senator was absent with leave: Mr. Rosenkrans-1.

The following Senators were absent without leave: Messrs. Collins, Freeman, Newton, Snell and White--5.

Mr. Taylor moved that the absentees without leave be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

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Mr. Weter asked and obtained leave of absence for himself from today's session after 10:30 o'clock a, m.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, April 7, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:~I hereby submit the following nominations for the consideration of the Senate:

Dr. Charles H. Oakman of Detroit, county of Wayne, as a member of the Board of Health of the city of Detroit, for the term ending February 28, 1915.

Frank H. Jones of Wayne, county of Wayne, as a member of the Board
of Jury Commissioners for Wayne county for the term ending February
28, 1917.
Jacob B. Greenberg of Detroit, county of Wayne, as a member of the

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Board of Jury Commissioners for Wayne county, for the term ending
February 28, 1917.

Very respectfully,
CHASE S. OSBORN,

Governor.

The message was referred to the Committee on Executive Business.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SECRETARY.

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Pursuant to Rule 9 of the Senate Rules, I respectfully report that
Senate bill No. 418 (file No. 394 ) ;
Senate bill No. 420 (file No. 396);
Senate bill No. 421 (file No. 397);
Senate bill No. 424 (file No. 400);
Senate bill No. 425 (file No. 401) ;
Senate bill No. 426 (file No. 402);
Senate bill No. 429 (file No. 404);
Senate bill No. 305 (file No. 405);

Were received from the printer on April 6, and are on file in the doc. ument room of the Senate;

Also:
Senate bill No. 427 (file No. 403);
Senate bill No. 316 (file No. 406);
Senate bill No. 430 (file No. 407);
Senate bill No. 431 (file No. 408);
Senate bill No. 432 (file No. 409);
Senate bill No. 433 (file No. 410);
Senate bill No. 434 (file No. 411);
Senate bill No. 435 (file No. 412);
Senate bill No. 436 (file No. 413);
Senate bill No. 437 (file No. 414);
Senate substitute for Senate bills Nos. 102 and 172 (file No. 415);
Senate bill No. 439 (file No. 416);
Senate bill No. 440 (file No. 417);

Have this day been received from the printer and are on file in the document room of the Senate.

ELBERT V. CHILSON,
Secretary of the Senate.

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The Secretary also announced that the following bill had been printed and that it was presented to the Governor for approval April 7:

Senate bill No. 17 (file No. 12, enrolled No. 28).

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

Petition No. 583. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of Thomas F. Smith and 10 other citizens of Ingham county, in favor of the passage of the bill relative to the submission of the local option question to the township,

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village or city as a unit instead of to the county as under the present law.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Liquor Traffic.

Petition No. 584. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of Earl K. Imhoff and 21 other citizens of Ingham county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 585. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of Benjamin Born and 4 other citizens of Ingham county, on the same subject.

Same reference,

Petition No. 586. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of Oscar Thorne and 20 other citizens of Ingham county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 587. By Mr. Freeman: Petition of Sidney Wilcox and 30 other citizens of Livingston county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 588, By Mr. Freeman: Petition of Martin Harris and 10 other citizens of Livingston county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 589. By Mr. Vaughan: Petition of S. B. Todd and 23 other citizens of Eaton county, in favor of the passage of the bill providing for the appointment of a State veterinarian.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 590. By Mr. Vaughan: Petition of 0. G. Golden and 30 other citizens of Clinton county, in favor of the passage of Ilouse bill No. 383, relative to the regulation of the liqnor traffic.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Liquor Traffic.

Petition No. 591. By Mr. James: Petition of Bessemer Miners' Union No. 204, W. F. M., in favor of the passage of the James bill to prohibit the use of deception in the procuring of employes to work at any employ. ment.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. F. D. Scott moved that the Sergeant-at-Arms be instructed to so enforce Senate Rule 50, that visitors shall be excluded from the body and aisles of the Senate chamber, and allowed only the seats along the the walls.

Mr. James moved to so amend the motion of Mr. Scott that Senate Rule 50 be enforced in all parts of the Senate Chamber.

The motion to amend prevailed.

The motion as to the enforcement of Rule 50, as amended, then prevailed.

Mr. Weter moved that the members of the Senate of 1907 who are

to hold a reunion this afternoon, be invited to occupy, for the occasion, their former seats in this Senate Chamber.

The motion prevailed.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

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By the Committee on Cities and Villages :
The Committee on Cities and Villages reports
House bill No. 347 (file No. 200), entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of chapter 25 of Act No. 568 of the Local
Acts of 1907, entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Zeeland," ap-
proved May 29, 1907;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Geo. G. SCOTT,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

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

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By the Committee on Fisheries :
The Committee on Fisheries reports
Senate bill No. 344 (file No. 313), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 59 of the Public Acts of 1909,
ertitled “An act to prohibit the taking, catching or killing of certain
species of bass during certain months of the year; to provide a penalty
therefor, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith,
approved May 5, 1909 ;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

JAMES A, MURTHA,

Acting Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

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

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By the Committee on Fisheries:
The Committee on Fisheries reports
Senate bill No. 393 (file No. 367), entitled

A bill to create a game and fish commissión, defining its powers and duties and making an appropriation therefor;

With the following amendment thereto:

By inserting in line 5 of section 7 after the word “Commission” the words "The Board of Fish and Game Commissioners shall also appoint such county Game Wardens or protectors for the same term, and with the same powers and authority, as under and by the provisions of existing Local Acts, and to be appointed by the State Game and Fish Warden.”

Recommend that the amendment be concurred in, and that when so amended the bill pass.

JAMES A. MURTHA,

Acting Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

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Mr. Murtha 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 orders.

By the Committee on Counties and Townships:
The Committee on Counties and Townships reports
Senate bill No. 436 (file No. 413), entitled
A bill to permit the use of county drains for sewage disposal;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

JAMES A. MURTHA,

Chairman, The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

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

By the Committee on Railroads :
The Committee on Railroads reports
Senate bill No. 402 (file No. 377), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 6. 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Act No. 164 of the Laws of 1869, entitled “An act to define certain offenses affecting railroads and to provide punishment for the same,” as amended and enlarged by Act No. 168 of the Laws of 1871, and by Act No. 93 of the Public Acts of 1875, and by Act No. 146 of the Public Acts of 1881, and to add three new sections thereto to stand as sections 11, 12 and 13;

With the following amendment thereto:

By inserting in line 5 of section 1 after the figures "1881" the following: "being compiler's sections 11623 to 11633 inclusive, of the Compiled laws of 1897."

Recommend that the amendment be concurred in, anl that when so amended the bill pass.

WALTER R. TAYLOR,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Taylor 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 orders.

By the Committee on Railroads :
The Committee on Railroads reports
Senate bill No. 386 (file No. 358), entitled

A bill to amend section 9 of Act No. 198 of the Laws of 1873, entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of the railroad, bridge and tunnel companies, and to regulate the running and management and to fix the duties and liabilities of all railroad, bridge, tunnel and other corporations owning or operating any railroad, bridge or tunnel within this state," as amended, said section being compiler's section

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