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Mr. William L. Case moved that Rule 57 be suspended. The motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the Senators-elect voting therefor. Mr. William L. Case then moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate, on April 3rd, passed the above entitled bill.

The motion prevailed, a majority of the Senators-elect voting therefor. The question then being on the passage of the bill, Mr. William L. Case moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Education.

The motion prevailed.

Reports of Standing Committees.

Mr. Bernie L. Case submitted the following report:

The Committee on Counties and Townships respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 75 (file No. 42), entitled

A bill to authorize and empower counties within the State of Michigan by and through their administrative boards or bodies to take and appropriate private property for public use, to establish a procedure and method for determining the necessity for such taking, and to provide for the payment of a just compensation therefor.

B. L. CASE,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Bernie L. Case submitted the following report:

The Committee on Counties and Townships respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill with amendment, recommending that the amendment be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

House bill No. 163 (file No. 29), entitled

A bill to authorize counties to raise by loan or borrow money for permanent improvements and to issue bonds of the county to secure the repayment thereof and validating proceedings heretofore taken authorizing the issuance of county bonds.

The following is the amendment recommended by the committee:

Section 1, after the words “come due" in line 18 as amended by the House, insert the following: "Such said sinking fund shall remain intact and shall be used for no purpose other than the payment of the said bonds, as and when the same respectively become due; excepting that said fund may, by resolution of the Board of Supervisors, be invested in municipal securities of this State, or of the United States, and the income from such securities shall be added to and become a part of said sinking fund."

B. L. CASE,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The amendment recommended by the committee was agreed to and the bill, as thus amended, was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Bernie L. Case submitted the following report:

The Committee on Counties and Townships respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill do pass: House bill No. 428 (file No. 194), entitled

A bill to authorize township boards to make improvements in streets, alleys and public places in certain cases, by grading, curbing, graveling or cinderizing streets; to provide for making, levying and collecting of special assessments to pay the cost thereof, and to issue special assessment bonds in anticipation of the collection of such special assessment taxes to provide the money with which to pay the cost of such improvement.

B. L. CASE,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Condon submitted the following report:

The Committee on Judiciary respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 296 (file No. 261), entitled

A bill to amend section 9 of chapter 52 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, “The Judicature Act of 1915," being section 13781 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

GEO. M. CONDON,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Smith submitted the following report:

The Committee on Elections respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass: House bill No. 374 (file No. 152), entitled

A bill to amend section 8 of Act No. 203 of the Public Acts of 1877, entitled “An act relative to dividing townships and villages into election districts, and to provide for the registration of electors in such cases,” being section 3649 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

JOHN W. SMITH,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Smith submitted the following report:

The Committee on Elections respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without recommendation:

Senate bill No. 302, entitled

A bill to provide for the registration of electors, the nomination and election of . candidates for public office; to provide for and regulate primary elections and elections; to guard against the abuse of the elective franchise; to define violations of this act; to prescribe the penalties therefor; and to repeal certain acts relating thereto.

JOHN W. SMITH,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

Pending the order that the bill lie on the table, Mr. Smith moved that the bill be referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Young submitted the following report:

The Committee on Institutions for the Blind and Deaf respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill with amendments, recommending that the amendments be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

House bill No. 26 (file No. 215), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan School for the Blind, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925, for maintenance, operation and other purposes.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee:

(1) Section 1, line 3, after the word “of”, strike out the figures "$98,100.00", and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$103,100.00."

(2) Section 1, line 4, after the word "of,” strike out the figures "$98,200.00", and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$103,200.00."

(3) Section 1, line 10, after the word "Superintendent,” strike out the figures "$3,500.00 $3,500.00,” and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$4,000.00 $4,000.00."

(4) Section 1, line 11, after the word "service," strike out the figures "$50,000.00 $50,000.00," and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$54,500.00 $54,500.00."

(5) Section 1, line 12, after the word "total,” strike out the figures "$53,500.00 $53,500.00," and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$58,500.00 $58,500.00."

(6) Section 1, line 21, after the word “Totals,” strike out the figures "$98,100.00 $98,200.00," and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$ 103,100.00 $103,200.00.".

F. L. YOUNG,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The amendments recommended by the committee were agreed to and the bill, as thus amended, was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations under the rules.

Mr. Eldred submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

House bill No. 473 (file No. 229), entitled

A bill to amend sections 3 and 7 of chapter 3 of part 4 of Act No. 84 of the Public Acts of 1921, entitled "An act to provide for the organization, regulation and classification of domestic corporations; to prescribe their rights, powers, privileges and immunities; to prescribe the conditions upon which corporations may exercise their franchises; to provide for the inclusion of certain existing corporations within the provisions of this act; to prescribe the terms and conditions upon which foreign corporations may be admitted to carry on business within this State; to prescribe penalties for the violations of the provisions of this act; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts relating to corporations."

F. 0. ELDRED,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Hunter submitted the following report:

The Committee on Railroads respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill with amendments, recommending that the amendments be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass: House bill No. 165 (file No. 34), entitled

A bill to amend section 10 of Act No. 129 of the Public Acts of 1883, entitled “An act for the organization of telephone and messenger service companies," as added by Act No. 93 of the Public Acts of 1899, being section 8796 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee:

(1) Section 10, line 3, after the word “railway" insert “operated by steam power.'

(2) Sec. 10,-In the last line after the word "described" strike out the “period," and insert in lieu thereof a "colon" and the following: “Provided further, That the provisions of this Act will not apply to such land located within five miles of the corporate limits of any city having a population of two hundred and fifty thousand or more."

GEO. G. HUNTER,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The amendments recommended by the committee were agreed to and the bill, as thus amended, was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Hunter submitted the following report:

The Committee on Railroads respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 304 (file No. 268), entitled

A bill to amend section 10 of Act No. 300 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled “An act to define and regulate common carriers and the receiving, transportation and delivery of persons and property, prevent the imposition of unreasonable rates, prevent unjust discrimination, insure adequate service, create the Michigan Railroad Commission, define the powers and duties thereof, and to prescribe penalties for violations thereof," being section 8118 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

GEO. G. HUNTER,

Chairman, The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Hunter submitted the following report:

The Committee on Railroads respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass: House bill No. 161 (file No. 196), entitled

A bill to amend Act No. 3 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1895, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of Michigan and defining their powers and duties,” being sections 2555 to 2839, inclusive, and a part of chapter 72 of the Compiled Laws of Michigan of 1915, by adding a new section to chapter 14 of said act, to stand as section 23 of said chapter.

GEO. G. HUNTER,

Chairman, The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole. Mr. Hunter submitted the following report:

The Committee on Railroads respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

House bill No. 110 (file No. 44), entitled

A bill to amend the title and section 1 of Act No. 139 of the Public Acts of 1921, entitled "An act requiring railroad companies to equip locomotive engines with either cab curtains or vestibule cabs, providing a penalty for the violation of this act, and making it the duty of the Michigan Public Utilities Commission to enforce its provisions."

GEO. G. HUNTER,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole. Mr. Brower submitted the following report:

The Committee on Finance and Appropriations respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill with amendment, recommending that the amendment be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

Senate bill No. 165 (file No. 305), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925, for maintenance, operation and pay. ment of premiums of the annual State Fair.

The following is the amendment recommended by the committee:

Amend by adding to the body of the bill a new section to stand as section 3, which reads as follows:

Sec. 3. There is hereby also appropriated from the general fund of the State a sum not to exceed $300,000, to be advanced as a loan from the State to the Depart. ment of Agriculture, for the purpose of constructing certain exhibition buildings on the State Fair Grounds, which loan and all expenditures thereunder shall be subject to the direction and approval of the State Administrative Board. The State Administrative Board shall require, as a condition of such loan, that the Board of Managers of the State Fair shall agree and guarantee to repay the moneys advanced by, or out of the proceeds of, bonds or other obligations to be issued by virtue of the provisions of House Enrolled Act No. 33 of the Public Acts of 1923, approved April 10th, 1923.

B. E. BROWER,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The amendment recommended by the committee was agreed to and the bill, as thus amended, was referred to the Committee of the Whole. Mr. Brower submitted the following report:

The Committee on Finance and Appropriations respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 293 (file No. 258), entitled

A bill providing appropriations for the State Department of Agriculture for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925, for the purpose of paying appraisements on slaughtered animals.

B. E. BROWER,

Chairman.

The report was accepted.
The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Brower submitted the following report:

The Committee on Finance and Appropriations respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

House bill No. 268 (file No. 148), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan State Horticultural Society for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925, for the purposes of promoting the horticultural interests of the State and the editing and compiling of reports, and to provide a tax to meet the same.

B. E. BROWER,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Brower submitted the following report:

The Committee on Finance and Appropriations respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

House bill No. 60 (file No. 129), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Board of State Auditors for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925, for maintenance, operation and other purposes.

B. E. BROWER,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

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

Senate bill No. 145 (file No. 112), entitled

A bill to amend sections 8, 14 and 120 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.”

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Hayes moved that a respectful message be sent to the House, asking the re turn to the Senate of

Senate bill No. 146 (file No. 113), entitled

A bill to amend section 13 of Act No. 108 of the Public Acts of 1889, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of trust, deposit and security companies, and to repeal Act 58 of the Session Laws of 1871, approved March 29, 1871, entitled 'An act to provide for the incorporation of trust, deposit and security companies,' being chapter 88 of Howell's Annotated Statutes; also to repeal Act No. 123 of Session Laws of 1883, approved May 25, 1883, entitled 'An act to amend section 9 of Act 58 of the Session Laws of 1871,' approved March 29, 1871, being compiler's section 2290, relative to the corporate rights of trust, deposit and security companies," being section 8055 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Wood offered the following resolution:
Senate resolution No. 33.
Whereas, The Senate Committee on Labor has investigated the hours of labor

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