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Mr. Taylor moved that the Senate insist on its amendments and that a respectful message be sent to the House, asking the appointment of a committee of conference to consider the matters of difference existing between the two Houses relative to the bill.

The motion prevailed.

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

House of Representatives,

April 15, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill: House bill No. 621 (file No. 403), entitled

A bill to provide punishment for military offences and to regulate the proceeding of courts martial;

And to inform the Senate that the bill has passed the House.

In this action of the House the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

PAUL H. KING, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

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

House of Representatives,

April 15, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill: House bill No. 623 (file No. 404), entitled

A bill to provide for the erection of soldiers' monuments by townships, incorporated villages, cities and counties;

And to inform the Senate that the bill has passed the House.

In this action of the House the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

PAUL H. KING, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

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By the Committee on Supplies and Expenses:
The Committee on Supplies and Expenses reports
Senate resolution No. 79.

Resolved, that the Secretary of the Senate be and he is hereby directed to compile and prepare for publication, make indices to and superintend the publication of the Journals and documents of the present session of the Senate, and the said Secretary shall be entitled to receive for said work and such other services as may be necessary in closing up the work of the session the sum of $1,000, which sum shall be paid in the manner prescribed by sections 14 and 17 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, relative to the payment of expenses authorized to be incurred by the Legislature; With the recommendation that the resolution be adopted.

M. H. MORIARTY,

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

Mr, Moriarty moved that the rules 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 being on the adoption of the resolution,
The resolution was then adopted.
By the Committee on Education and Public Schools:
The Committee on Education and Public Schools reports
House bill No. 561 (file No. 384), entitled

A bill to authorize boards of education to acquire and control lands for sites for schoolhouses, agricultural sites, athletic fields and playgrounds, and to establish, equip and maintain trade and other vocational schools and to acquire lands for such purpose outside the district limits; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

CHAS, G. PUTNEY,

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.

By the Committee on Education and Public Schools:
The Committee on Education and Public Schools reports
House bill No. 81 (file No. 326), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Public School for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same; With the recommendation that the bill pass :

CHAS. G. PUTNEY,

Acting 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 Education and Public Schools:
The Committee on Education and Public Schools reports

House bill No. 171 (file No. 242), entitled

A bill to amend sections 2 and 3 of Act No. 200 of the Public Acts of 1905, entitled "An act to provide for the compulsory education of children, for penalties for failure to comply with the provisions of this act, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of the same;" With the recommendation that the bill pass.

CHAS. G. PUTNEY,

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.

By the Committee on Education and Public Schools:
The Committee on Education and Public Schools reports
House substitute for House bill No. 339 (file No. 153), entitled

A bill fixing the minimum amount of tuition to be paid by non-resident students attending the normal schools of this State; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

CHAS. G. PUTNEY,

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.

By the Committee on Gaming Interests:
The Committee on Gaming Interests reports
House bill No. 111 (file No. 53), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of Act No. 183 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to prohibit the taking, killing, trapping or molesting of certain fur bearing animals at certain times, and to prohibit the destruction or the molesting of the houses of certain fur bearing animals at all times," approved June 1, 1909; to remove the protection upon bears and skunks; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

L. WHITNEY WATKINS,

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 Fisheries:
The Committee on Fisheries reports
Senate bill No. 448, entitled

A bill permitting the catching or taking by use of seines, German carp, red horse, suckers, mullet and dog fish in the waters of Lake St. Clair bordering on this State; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

W. A. COLLINS,

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

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

THIRD READING OF BILLS.

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House bill No. 569 (file No. 322), entitled

A bill to provide a tax to meet the several appropriations for which a tax is not otherwise provided, for the general expenses of the State government, salaries of the State officers, judicial and other, expenses of the State departments, and experises of the Legislature for the years 1911 and 1912;

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

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The title of the bill was agreed to.

Mr. Vanderwerp moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.

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

House bill No. 317 (file No. 319), entitled

A bill providing for the improvement of a certain portion of the highway known as the "Fort Gratiot Turnpike," located in the township of Columbus in the county of St. Clair, and making an appropriation therefor;

Was read a third time and not passed, two-thirds of the Senatorselect not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Mr. Weter moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate refused to pass the bill.

The motion prevailed, a majority of the Senators-elect voting therefor. The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was then passed, two-thirds of the Senators-elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The title of the bill was agreed to.
Mr. Weter moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.

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

House bill No. 97 (file No. 304), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Highway Department for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and providing a tax to meet the same;

Was read a third time, and pending the taking of the vote on the passage thereof, Mr. Barnaby moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. By striking out of line 4 of section 1 the word “three" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "two.”

2. By striking out of line 3 of section 2 the word “three" and inserting in lieu thereof the word “two."

The question being on receiving the amendments,

The amendments were received, a majority of the Senators-elect voting therefor.

The amendments were then adopted.
The question being on the passage of the bill,

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

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The title of the bill was agreed to.
Mr. Leidlein moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.

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

House bill No. 142 (file No. 315), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Central Michigan Normal School for the current expenses, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and

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