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and salaries of the nurses and attendants at the Kalamazoo State Hospital, and find that the dissatisfaction of such nurses and attendants with the conditions of their employment is not caused so much by the long hours of work as by the low rate of compensation for their services,

Therefore, Be It Resolved, By the Senate of the State of Michigan, that it recommend, as a proper solution of the problem, that all persons employed as nurses or attendants in any state hospital or institution for the care, treatment or maintenance of insane, idiotic, feeble-minded or epileptic persons be paid for their services at the rate of not less than fifteen cents per hour, and that such employes who elect to lodge within such hospital or institution shall, in addition, be furnished their room, board and laundry.

Resolved further, That the secretary of the Senate transmit a copy of this resolution to the Board of Trustees of each such state hospital or institution.

F. L. YOUNG,
W. L. CASE,
ARTHUR E. WOOD,

Committee on Labor.
On motion of Mr. Wood,
The resolution was laid over one day.

Introduction of Bills.

Mr. Young introduced
Senate bill No. 329, entitled

A bill to authorize and direct the Board of State Auditors to audit and allow such sums as have been equitably assessed as benefits against the State, or lands owned by the State, for benefits by reason of the construction of a pavement on Walnut Street, in the City of Lansing, adjoining and abutting upon lands whereon the State Office Building is situate.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Mr. Young also introduced
Senate bill No. 330, entitled

A bill to authorize and direct the Board of State Auditors to audit and allow such sums as have been equitably assessed as benefits against the State, or lands owned by the State, for benefits by reason of the construction of a sewer in Chestnut Street, in the City of Lansing, adjoining and abutting upon lands whereon the State Office Building is situate.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Mr. Young also introduced
Senate bill No. 331, entitled

A bill to authorize and direct the Board of State Auditors to audit and allow such sums as have been equitably assessed as benefits against the State, or lands owned by the State, for benefits by reason of the construction of a pavement in the alley, in block 115 of the City of Lansing, adjoining and abutting upon lands whereon the building known as the Old State Block is situate.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Mr. Young also introduced
Senate bill No. 332, entitled

A bill to authorize and direct the Board of State Auditors to audit and allow such sums as have been equitably assessed as benefits against the State, or lands owned by the State, for benefits by reason of the grading and gravelling of Daleford Avenue, from Princeton Avenue to Grove Street, and State Street from Daleford Avenue north to Maple Street, in the City of Lansing, adjoining and abutting upon lands whereon the Michigan School for the Blind is situate.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Mr. Young also introduced
Senate bill No. 333, entitled

A bill to authorize and direct the Board of State Auditors to audit and allow such sums as have been equitably assessed as benefits against the State, or lands owned by the State, for benefits by reason of the grading and gravelling of Fairview Avenue from Michigan Avenue to Franklin Avenue, in the City of Lansing, adjoining and abutting upon lands whereon the Industrial School for Boys is situate.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Mr. Bernie L. Case introduced
Senate bill No. 334, entitled

A bill to authorize and direct the State Highway Commissioner to lay out and establish a trunk line highway from a point where trunk line number 46 intersects with Mill street in the city of St. Louis in Gratiot county, thence in a northerly and northeasterly direction on the north side of Pine river in the counties of Gratiot and Midland, following so far as practicable the old River Road until said trunk line intersects with trunk line number 20 in the city of Midland.

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

Special Order.

2:30 o'clock p. m. The President announced that the hour had arrived for the Special Order, being the consideration, on Third Reading, of

Senate bill No. 62 (file No. 29), entitled

A bill to provide for the sufficiency of train crews on freight and passenger trains and yard crews within the State of Michigan and to fix a penalty for the violation thereof, making it the duty of the Michigan Public Utilities Commission to enforce the provisions of this act.

Pending the Third Reading of the bill,
Mr. Smith moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Railroads.
The motion prevailed.

Mr. Hayes moved that the President appoint a Committee of three Senators to draft suitable resolutions relative to the death of Honorable Fred M. Warner, Ex-Governor of the State of Michigan.

The motion prevailed.
The President appointed as such committee Senators Hayes, Glaspie and Henry.

Third Reading of Bills.

The following entitled joint resolution was read a third time:
Senate joint resolution No. 6 (file No. 276), entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 5 of Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Michigan, relative to the term of office of sheriff.

The question being on the passage of the joint resolution, the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

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So, two-thirds of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The joint resolution was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the joint resolution.
The following is the joint resolution as it passed the Senate:
Senate joint resolution No. 6 (file No. 276), entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 5 of Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Michigan, relative to the term of office of sheriff.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the following amendment to section 5 of Article VIII of the Constitution of this State is hereby proposed, agreed to and submitted to the people of this State, that it is to say, that said section 5 of Article VIII of the Constitution be amended so as to read as follows:

Section 5. The sheriff shall hold no other office. * * * He may be required by law to renew his security from time to time and in default of giving such security his office shall be deemed vacant. The county shall never be responsible for his acts.

Resolved further, That the foregoing amendment be submitted to the people of this State at the general election to be held in November, 1924. The Secretary of State is hereby required to certify said proposed amendment to the clerks of the several counties of the State in the manner required by law. It shall be the duty of the board of election commissioners of each county to prepare ballots for the use of the electors when voting on said proposed amendment, which ballot after setting forth the proposed amendment in full, shall be substantially in the following form:

"Vote on amendment to section 5 of Article VIII of the State Constitution by striking therefrom the limitation upon the term of office of sheriff.

Shall section 5 of Article VIII of the State Constitution be amended by striking therefrom the limitation upon the term of office of sheriff ?

Yes ( )
No 1)."

The following entitled bill was read a third time;
Senate bill No. 182 (file No. 138), entitled

A bill to revise and consolidate the laws organizing hospitals for the insane, homes and schools for the feeble-minded and epileptic, institutions for the discovery and treatment of mental disorders; to regulate and provide for the care, management and use thereof; to provide for the licensing, visitation and supervision of privately owned hospitals, homes and institutions for the care and treatment of such mentally defective persons; to provide for the apprehension of persons believed to be insane, feeble-minded, mentally defective or epileptic, and their commitment, to provide for their care, custody, parole and discharge, to provide penalties and to repeal certain acts or parts of acts contrary to the provisions hereof.

The question being on the passage of the bill, the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

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So, a majority of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The bill was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

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So, two-thirds of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The bill was given immediate effect.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 238 (file No. 193), entitled

A bill to amend the title and section 2 of Act No. 142 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled “An act to provide for the assessment and the collection of a specific tax upon secured debts other than debts secured or evidenced by mortgages and liens upon real property, and which mortgages and liens are recorded in Michigan, and upon certain foreign municipal bonds, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in contravention thereto," being section 4283 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 173 of the Public Acts of 1917.

The question being on the passage of the bill, the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

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So, a majority of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The bill was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
House bill No. 134 (file No. 97), entitled

A bill to provide for the construction and equipment of railroad cabooses or way cars and to fix a penalty for the violation thereof; and making it the duty of the Michigan Public Utilities Commission to enforce its provisions.

The question being on the passage of the bill, the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

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