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Senate bill No. 359 (file No. 337), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 149 of the Public Acts of 1873, entitled "An act to define and establish a reinsurance reserve for fire and marine insurance companies doing business in this State," the same being section 5169 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

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House bill No. 88 (file No. 24), entitled

A bill to fix the salary of the Commissioner of Insurance; to provide for the disposition of all moneys received by said commissioner in the performance of duties connected with his office, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act;

Has made no amendments thereto, and has directed its chairman to report the same back to the Senate, and recommend their passage.

The committee of the whole has also had under consideration the following:

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;

Has amended the same as follows:

1. By adding to section 5 the following words: “Every fire insurance company authorized to transact business in the State of Michigan is hereby required to report to the State fire marshal through the secretary or other officer of the company designated by the board of directors for that purpose, all fire losses on property insured in any such company giving the date of fire, the amount of probable loss, the character of property destroyed, and the supposed cause of the fire. Such report shall be mailed to the State fire marshal within three days after notice of. loss is received by such company. Each company is hereby also required to report the amount of loss as adjusted on each fire after adjustment is made. Such reports shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any report or reports such companies may be required to make by any law of this State to the Commissioner of Insurance or other State officer."

2. By inserting in line 9 of section 8 after the word "jurisdiction" the words "the State fire marshal shall make regulations for the keeping, storage, use, manufacture, sale, handling, transportation, or other disposition of highly inflammable materials and rubbish, gun powder, dynamite, crude petroleum or any of its products, explosive or inflammable fluids or compounds, tablets, torpedoes or any explosives of a like nature, or any other explosives including fireworks and fire crackers, and may prescribe the materials and construction of receptacles and buildings to be for any of the said purposes."

3. By adding a new section to stand as Section 14. and to read as follows:

Sec. 14. All acts or parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

4. By adding a new section to stand as section 15 and to read as follows:

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Sec. 15. It is hereby declared that this act is necessary for the public health, peace and safety.

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Senate bill No. 269 (file No. 251), entitled

A bill to amend the title and sections 2, 4, 5, 18, 20, 21 and 28 of an act, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of cities and for changing their boundaries," approved June 2, 1909, being Act No. 279 of the Public Acts of 1909;

Has amended the same as follows:

1. By striking out the amendment made by the Committee on Cities and Villages, in line 2 of section 2 the words being "otherwise provided by law” and reinserting the following words previously stricken out: herein otherwise provided."

2. By inserting in line 84 of section 4 after the word “initiative” the words “upon petition of not less than twenty-five per cent of the registered voters of the city entitled to vote for municipal officers."

3. By striking out line 99 of section 4 and renumbering the lines that follow on to the end of the section.

4. By inserting in line 94 of section 4 after the word "any" the words “municipal concerns or.”

5. By striking out entire subdivision "a" of section 5 and inserting a new subdivision to stand as subdivision "a" and to read as follows:

(a). To lay and collect taxes in a sum in excess of two per centum per annum of the assessed value of the real and personal property in such city.

6. By inserting in line 9 of section 18 after the word "selected" the words "within sixty days."

7. By inserting in line 2 of section 19 after the word "general” the words "or municipal."

8. By inserting in line 3 of section 19 after the word “general” the words "or municipal.”

9. By striking out of section 25 the words "or village” wherever they occur in the section,

10. By adding to section 25 the following paragraph :

“No such initiatory petition shall be effective unless signed by twentyfive per cent of the registered voters entitled to vote for municipal officers."

11. By reinserting original section 28 of the bill. 12. By striking out entire section 20.

13. By relettering the subdivisions of section 4 to conform to amendment 3.

14. By inserting in line 7 of section 18 after the word “next” the words "general or.”

15. By inserting in line 7 of section 18 after the word "election” the words "or at a special election."

16. By striking out line 1 of section 1 and inserting the following: “Section 1. The title and sections 2, 4, 5, 18, 19, 21, 25 and 28 of an act."

And has directed its chairman to report the same back to the Senate,

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asking that the amendments be concurred in, and recommend that, as amended, the bills pass.

The committee of the whole has also had under consideration the following:

House bill No. 31 (file No. 19), entitled

A bill regulating the taxation of steam vessels, steam boats and other steam water craft of registered tonnage within the State of Michigan;

Has amended the same as follows:

1. By inserting in line 6 of section 1 after the word "waters" the words "or the waters of the great lakes."

2. By inserting in line 9 of section 1 after the word "only” the words "or in towing and fishing."

3. By inserting in line 3 of section 2 after the word "waters" the words "or waters of the great lakes."

And has directed its chairman to report the same back to the Senate, asking that the amendments be concurred in, but not having gone through therewith, has directed its chairman to report progress thereon and asks leave to sit again for the further consideration of the bill.

COLEMAN C. VAUGHAN,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

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The Senate concurred in the recommendation of the committee regarding the first, second, third, fourth and fifth named bills in the report and the bills were placed on the order of third reading of bills.

The Senate concurred in the amendments made to the sixth named bill in the report and the bill was placed on the order of third reading of bills.

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The question being on concurring in the amendments made to the seventh named bill in the report,

Mr. Mapes demanded a division of the question and asked that the vote be taken separately on the third named amendment, to strike out line 99 of section 4 of the bill.

The question being first taken on concurring in all other amendments made to the bill by the committee,

All other amendments were concurred in.

The question then being on concurring in the third named amendment to strike out line 99 of section 4 of the bill,

Mr. Mapes demanded the yeas and nays.

The said amendment was then concurred in, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The Senate concurred in the amendments made to the eighth named bill in the report and the Senate granted the committee leave to sit again for the further consideration of the bill.

Mr. Cartier moved that the Senate adjourn.
The motion prevailed, the time being 6 o'clock p. m.

The President declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 2 o'clock p. m.

ELBERT V. Chilson,
Secretary of the Senate.

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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, Collins, Conley, Foster, Fowle, Freeman, James, Kline, Lee, Leidlein, Mapes, Miller, Moriarty, Murtha, Newton, Putney, F. D. Scott, G. G. Scott, Snell, Taylor, Vanderwerp, Vaughan, Walter, Ward, Watkins, Weter, White and Wiggins—30.

The following Senator was absent with leave: Mr. Rosenkrans-1.
The following Senator was absent without leave: Mr. Kingman-1.

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

The motion prevailed.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

Executive Office,

Lansing, April 6, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:- I have this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State

Senate bill No. 111, (enrolled No. 13), being

An act to amend section 14 of Act No. 44 of the Public Acts of 1899, entitled "An act to provide for the publication and distribution of laws and documents, reports of the several officers, boards of officers and public institutions of this State now or hereafter to be published, and to provide for the replacing of books lost by fire or otherwise, and to provide for the publication and distribution of the official directory and legislative manual of the State of Michigan, and to repeal Act No. 122 of the Session Laws of 1889, approved May 31, 1889, Act No. 20 of the Session Laws of 1889, approved March 19, 1889, and all other laws or parts of laws contravening or inconsistent with this act," as amended by Act No. 225 of the Public Acts of 1903, and Act No. 297 of the Public Acts of 1905.

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