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Senate bill No. 107 (enrolled No. 27), being

An act to amend section 20 of Act No. 257 of the Public Acts of 1905, entitled "An act to revise and amend the laws for the protection of game and birds,” as amended by Act No. 235 of the Public Acts of 1907.

Very respectfully,
CHASE S. OSBORN,

Governor.

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Pursuant to Rule 9 of the Senate Rules, I respectfully report that
Senate bill No. 441 (file No. 418);
Senate bill No. 378 (file No. 419) ;
Senate bill No. 442 (file No. 420);
Senate bill No. 443 (file No. 421);

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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Petition No. 592. By Mr. Kingman: Petition of C. W. Noneman and 58 other citizens of Branch county, in favor of the passag, of the bill proposing certain amendments to the local option law.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Liquor Traffic.

Petition No. 593. By Mr. Kingman: Petition of A. A. Sherinan and 152 other citizens of Branch county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

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Petition No. 594. By Mr. Kingman: Petition of C. E. Lyman and 49 other citizens of Branch county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 595. By Mr. Kingman: Protest of Ned R. Smith and 25 other citizens of Calhoun county, against the passage of the Fitzgibbon bill, providing for the submission of the local option question to the village, township and city as a unit, instead of to the county as under the present law.

The protest was referred to the Committee on Liquor Traffic.

Petition No. 596. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of Alfred Nelson and 27 other citizens of Wallace, in favor of the passage of the two cent fare bill.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Petition No. 597. By Mr. Taylor: Resolutions of the Common Council of Three Rivers, in favor of the passage of the so-called home rule bill.

The resolutions were referred to the Committee on Cities and Villages.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. James moved to take from the table
House bill No. 78 (file No. 177), entitled

A bill to provide a tax to meet the amounts disbursed by the State for the current expenses of the Michigan State Prison, the State House of Correction and Branch Prison in the Upper Peninsula and the Michigan Reformatory.

The motion prevailed.
The bill having been passed,
Mr. James moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.
The motion prevailed, two-thirds of the Senators-elect voting therefor.

Mr. James moved that a respectful message be sent to the House, asking the return to the Senate of

House bill No. 46 (file No. 42), entitled

A bill for the prevention of fire waste, and the creation of the office and appointment of a State fire marshal, for the appointment of his assistants, to prescribe the duties, powers and authority of each, to fix the salaries for the same and to provide for salaries and necessary expenses.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Moriarty moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it stand adjourned until tomorrow at 10 o'clock a, m.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. White moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 184 (file No. 172), entitled

A bill to authorize and direct the Board of State Tax Commissioners to investigate, examine into, inventory and appraise all mining proper. ties and mineral rights in the State of Michigan and to define their powers and duties in relation thereto, and to report the result of their investigation, examination, inventory and appraisal to the State Board of Equalization on or before the third Monday of August in the year 1911, and to make an appropriation therefor, and to provide a penalty for the violation of this act.

The motion prevailed.

The question being on concurring in the amendments made to the bill by the House,

The Senate did not concur, a majority of the Senators-elect not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Mr. Cartier

Collins
Foster
Fowle
Freeman

Mr. Kline

Lee
Leidlein
Mapes
Miller

Mr. Newton

Putney
Scott, F. D.
Scott, G. G.
Taylor

Mr. Ward

Weter
White
Wiggins

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Mr. Watkins offered the following resolution:
Senate resolution No. 70,

Resolved, That the Senate purchase the group picture now on exhibition by Photographer Ellison, and that the Secretary of the Senate be and he is hereby directed to draw an order for the price thereof, $58.50, payable to said photographer.

Pending the reference of the resolution to a committee, under the last clause of Rule 17,

Mr. Moriarty moved that the rule be suspended and that the resolution be placed on its immediate consideration.

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

The question then being on the adoption of the resolution,
The resolution was adopted.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

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By the Committee on School for the Blind:
The Committee on School for the Blind reports
House bill No. 114 (file No. 232), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan School for the Blind
for repairs and special purposes and for current expenses for the fiscal
years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax there-
for;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

JOHN CONLEY,

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

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropria. tions under the rules.

By the Committee on Judiciary:
The Committee on Judiciary reports
Senate bill No. 419 (file No. 395), entitled

A bill to amend section 14 of Act No. 146 of the Laws of 1857,
entitled "An act to provide for the organization of the Supreme Court,
pursuant to section 2 of article 6 of the Constitution,” approved February
16, 1857, as amended by Act No. 182 of the Public Acts of 1893, the same
being compiler's section 186 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

CHARLES E. WHITE,

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 Liquor Traffic:
The Committee on Liquor Traffic reports

House substitute for House bills Nos. 419, 247 and 259 (file No. 216), entitled

A bill to amend sections 8 and 17, and add a new section to be known as section 40 of Act No. 313 of the Public Acts of 1887, entitled "An act to provide for the taxation and regulation of the business of manufacturing, selling, keeping for sale, furnishing, giving or delivering spirituous and intoxicating liquors, and malt, brewed or fermented liquors and vinous liquors in this State, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act," as amended by Act No. 291 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to amend the title and sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 17 of Act No. 313 of the Public Acts of 1887; entitled 'An act to provide for the taxation and regulation of the business of manufacturing, selling, keeping for sale, furnishing, giving or delivering spirituous and intoxicating liquors, and malt, brewed or fermented liquors and vinous liquors in this State, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act, as amended, said sections being compiler's sections 5379, 5380, 5382, 5383, 5384, 5385, 5386 and 5395 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, and to further amend said act by adding five new sections thereto to stand as sections 35, 36, 37, 38 and 39;"

With the following amendments thereto:

1. By inserting at the end of line 59 of section 8, the following: “The township board of any township, the board of trustees of any village or the common council of any city may, by a majority vote, reject any or all such bonds presented to them for their approval."

2. By inserting in line 25 of section 17 after the third word "day" the words "New Years day.”

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

WILLIAM H. BRADLEY,

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

Mr. Bradley 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 orders.

By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations: The Committee on Finance and Appropriations reports Senate bill No. 432 (file No. 409), entitled A bill to amend section 7 of Act No. 81 of the Laws of 1873, entitled "An act to establish a State Board of Health; to provide for the appointment of a superintendent of vital statistics, and to assign certain duties to local boards of health,” being section_4403 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended by Act No. 18 of the Public Acts of 1905; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

WILLIAM H. BRADLEY,

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

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

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By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:
The Committee on Finance and Appropriations reports
Senate bill No. 430 (file No. 407), entitled

A bíll to authorize and instruct the State Treasurer to pay to.....
widow of Wm. T. Densmore, the sum of two hundred ninety dollars,
being the amount remaining in the State treasury unclaimed under joint
resolution No. 7, of the Regular Session of 1899;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

WILLIAM H. BRADLEY,

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

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

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By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:
The Committee on Finance and Appropriations reports
House bill No. 429 (file No. 248), entitled

A bill making an appropriation for the Mackinac Island State Park
and for the Michilimackinac State Park for various purposes for the
fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a
tax to met the same;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

WILLIAM H. BRADLEY,

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

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

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By the Committee on Counties and Townships:
The Committee on Counties and Townships reports
Senate bill No. 435 (file No. 412), entitled

A bill to authorize the several counties of this State to receive dona-
tions of land and money for the maintenance of public parks;
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.

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By the Committee on Counties and Townships:
The Committee on Counties and Townships reports
Senate bill No. 423 (file No. 399), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 4 of Act No. 157 of the Public Acts of 1905, entitled "An act to authorize a township or townships to acquire by gift or devise real estate and to own and control the same for a free public park or resort; to provide for a board of commissioners therefor and to authorize said township or townships, by a limited tax on the property in such township or townships, to maintain such park or resort

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