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the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and providing a
tax to meet 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 Agricultural Interests: The Committee on Igricultural Interests reports Senate bill No. 306 (file No. 280), entitled A bill to provide for the regulation and inspection of analyses and other tests of sugar beets, and to provide compensation for making such tests;

With the accompanying substitute therefor, having the following title:

A bill concerning State inspection of the appliances, methods and work employed in sugar beet laboratories in Michigan.

Recommend that the substitute be concurred in, and that the bill as substituted, pass.

L. W. SNELL,

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

Mr. Snell moved that the Senate concur in the substitute recommended by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

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

Ths following is the substitute:

A bill concerning State inspection of the appliances, methods and work employed in sugar beet testing laboratories in Michigan.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Section 1. The Dairy and Food Commissioner of the State of Mich igan shall select and appoint one or more inspectors of sugar beet test: ing, who shall be competent sugar chemists and sugar beet testers of practical experience.

Sec. 2. The inspectors at all times shall have access to such labora tories as are maintained by sugar manufacturers in Michigan, and shall devote their entire time to the inspection of the beet sugar factories of the State visiting each factory as many times as possible during the active working season.

Sec. 3. Whenever a petition requesting the inspection of the work at any sugar beet testing laboratory is signed by six or more sugar beet growers who are contractors with the factory they desire inspected and said petition is forwarded to the Dairy and Food Commissioner of the State of Michigan, it shall be the duty of an inspector to make the inspection requested as soon as the circumstances will permit.

Sec. 4. The inspector shall make and check as many tests as possible on the samples of beets and shall make such suggestions to those in charge as he deems advisable in order to promote the accuracy of tests and consequent justice to both buyer and seller of beets. He shall report to the Dairy and Food Commissioner of the State of Michigan

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each day's proceedings. These proceedings of the inspectors and such other matters as the Dairy and Food Commissioner of the State of Michigan deems of interest to beet growers and factory owners shall be gathered in the form of a bulletin to be issued annually and sent out to each beet grower and factory owner who applies.

Sec. 5. The sugar companies shall keep a daily record in a suitable book which shall contain the sugar per cent and the name of the seller of beets, or some designating number in place of the name of the seller. The records must be kept complete to date and accessible to the inspectors all times.

Sec. 6. The manager or other officers of factories manufacturing beet sugar shall render to the State Treasurer on or before thirty days after the close of the campaign each year, a sworn statement of the number of tons of sugar beets manufactured together with an inspection tax of one-quarter cent per ton on all beets manufactured into sugar. Said fund to be maintained by the State Treasurer as an inspection fund for beet sugar factories. The salary and actual and necessary expenses and equipment of the inspectors appointed under the provision of this act shall be paid out of the fund hereby created.

Sec. 7. Any manager or factory official who shall refuse to admit to any beet sugar factory in operation in this State any inspector who produces authority signed by the Dairy and Food Commissioner of the State of Michigan, or who shall interfere with or obstruct any person so provided with such written authority in the exercise of any privilege, or in the discharge of any duty provided by this act, or who shall violate any of the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than three hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than thirty days nor more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

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By the Committee on Asylum for Insane at Newberry:
The Committee on Asylum for Insane at Newberry reports
House substitute for House bill No. 133, entitled

1 bill making appropriations for building and special purposes for the
Upper l'eninsula Hospital for the Insane at Newberry, for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1912, and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1913, and to
provide a tax to meet the same;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

OTTO FOWLE,

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

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

By the Committee on Taxation :
The Committee on Taxation reports
Senate bill No. 240 (file No. 331), entitied

A bill to provide for the better enforcement of the laws relating to the assessment of personal property, increasing the powers of the Board of State Tax Commissioners, giving it the power to cause personal property omitted from regular assessment to be discovered; to employ expert as

sistants and to retrospectively assess for taxation such omitted personal
property; to cause the taxes and penalties due thereon to be collected;
and to constitute an "omitted tax fund," and to provide for payment of
expenses incidental to the discovery of such omitted property out of said
fund, and repealing all acts inconsistent herewith;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

A. C. KINGMAN,

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 Taxation :
The Committee on Taxation reports
House bill No. 94 (file No. 190), entitled

A bill to amend sections 24, 26, 37 and 39 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," said sections being compiler's sections 3817, 3819, 3860 and 3862
of the Compiled Laws of 1897, said section 24 having been amended by
Act No. 226 of the Public Acts of 1907;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

A. C. KINGMAX,

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 Taxation :
The Committee on Taxation reports
House bill No. 537 (file No. 260), entitled

A bill to amend section 43 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 hereto-
fore and hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed,
establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and convey.
ance of lands delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposi-
tion 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,"
being section 3866 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended by Act
No. 28 of the Public Acts of 1903;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

A. C. KINGMAN,

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 Taxation :
The Committee on Taxation reports
Senate bill No. 332 (file No. 303), entitled

A bill to provide for the assessment of flowage rights on real estate
when owned by any person, firm or corporation other than the owner
of the real estate, and the levy and collection of taxes thereon ;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

A. C. KINGMAN,

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 Religious and Benevolent Societies :
The Committee on Religious and Benevolent Societies reports
House bill No. 227 (file No. 225), entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of Act No. 209 of the Public Acts of 1897,
as amended, entitled “An act to revise, amend and consolidate the laws
for the incorporation of ecclesiastical bodies," being section 8303 of the
Compiled Laws of 1897;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Jour VANDERWERP,

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 Religious and Benevolent Societies :
The Committee on Religious and Benevolent Societies reports
House bill No. 177 (file No. 226), entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of Act No. 235 of the Laws of Michigan
for the year 1849, entitled "An act to incorporate the Grand Lodge of
I'ree and Accepted Masons of the State of Michigan,” as amended by
Act No. 312 of the Laws of Michigan for the year 1871, and by Act
No. 1 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan for the year 1905;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

JOHN VANDERWERP,

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 Religious and Benevolent Societies:
The Committee on Religious and Benevolent Societies reports
House bill No. 74 (file No. 13), entitled

A bill to define what shall constitute fraternal benefit societies, to provide for their incorporation and the regulation and control of their

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.business, and for the punishment for violations of this act, and to repeal all existing acts or parts of acts inconsistent therewith;

With the following amendment thereto:

By striking out section 32 and inserting in lieu thereof a new section to stand as section 32 and to read as follows: "The provisions of this act requiring a ritualistic form of work shall not apply to the New Era Association of Grand Rapids, heretofore incorporated and doing busiliess under the provisions of Act No. 119 of the Public Acts of 1893, and the amendments thereto."

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

John VANDERWERP,

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

Mr. Vanderwerp 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.

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By the Committee on State Tuberculosis Sanatorium:
The Committee on State Tuberculosis Sanatorium reports
House bill No. 554 (file No. 269), entitled

A bill to amend sections 8 and 17 of Act No. 254 of the Public Acts
of 1905, entitled “An act to establish a State sanatorium in some suit-
able locality in Michigan for the care and treatment of persons having
tuberculosis and making appropriations therefor, and to provide a tax to
meet the same;"
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

HORACE T. BARNABY,

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

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

By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:
The Committee on Finance and Appropriations reports
House bill No. 198 (file No. 308), entitled
A bill making an appropriation for a heating, power and lighting
plant for the University of Michigan, and to provide a tax to meet the
same;

With the following amendment thereto:
By adding at the end of section 1 the following proviso:

"Provided, That if the amount hereby appropriated is in excess of the amount required for the purposes as in this section provided, such excess shall be used for fire protection purposes for said University."

Recommend that the amendment 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.

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