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By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Messages from the House,

A message was received from the House of Representatives returning, in accordance with the request of the Senate,

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 Senate not wishing to reconsider its former action on the bill,
The bill was ordered re-transmitted to the House of Representatives.

A message was received from the House of Representatives returning in accordance with the request of the Senate,

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 No. 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 No. 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 Senate not wishing to reconsider its former action on the bill,
The bill was ordered re-transmitted to the House of Representatives.

General Orders.

Mr. Bohn moved that the Senate resolve itself into Committee of the Whole for consideration of the general orders.

The motion prevailed and the President designated Mr. Bohn as chairman.

Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, with Mr. Bohn in the chair.

After some time spent therein the committee rose; and, the President pro tempore having taken the chair, the committee, through its chairman, reported back to the Senate, favorably and without amendment, the following entitled bills:

Senate bill No. 21 (file No. 249), entitled

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

Senate bill No. 299 (file No. 265), entitled

A bill to amend section 3 of Act No. 192 of the Public Acts of 1871, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of a board of commissioners for the general supervision of penal, pauper, and reformatory institutions and defining their duties and powers," the same being section 1982 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 393 of the Public Acts of 1921.

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.

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.

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.

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,

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.

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."

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.

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.

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 ap. praisements on slaughtered animals.

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.

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.

The bills were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole, through its chairman, reported back to the Senate, favorably and with amendment, the following entitled bill:

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."

The following is the amendment recommended by the Committee of the Whole: Amend section 1, line 8, as amended.

Strike out in the amendment added to the bill by the House of Representatives after the words "north of," the words "a line extending from Tawas City West through Cadillac to Manistee,” and insert in lieu thereof the words "Straits of Mackinac."

The Senate agreed to the amendment recommended by the Committee of the Whole and the bill as amended was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole, through its Chairman, reported back to the Senate the following entitled bill, recommending that the bill be referred to the Committee on Taxation:

Senate bill No. 270 (file No. 224), entitled

A bill to provide for the registration, identification and regulation of motor vehicles and trailers attached thereto, operated upon the public highways of this State, and of the operators of such vehicles, and to provide for levying of specific taxes upon such vehicles so operated, and to provide for the disposition of such funds and to exempt from all other taxation such motor vehicles so specifically taxed, registered, identified and regulated, and to repeal Act No. 302 of the Public Acts of 1915 as amended and all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith or contrary hereto.

The recommendation of the Committee of the Whole was concurred in and the bill was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

The Committee of the Whole, through its Chairman, reported back to the Senate the following entitled bill, recommending that all after the enacting clause of the bill be strickent out:

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 recommendation of the Committee of the whole was concurred in and all after the enacting clause of the bill was stricken out.

Mr. Connelly moved that a respectful message be sent to the Governor asking the return to the Senate of Senate bill No. 111 (file No. 186), entitled

A bill to amend the title and section 7 of Act No. 302 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled, as amended, "An act to provide for the registration, identification and regulation of motor vehicles and trailers attached thereto operated upon the public highways of this State, and of the operators of such vehicles, and to provide for levying specific taxes upon such vehicles so operated, and to provide for the disposition of such funds and to exempt from all other taxation such motor vehi. cles so specifically taxed, registered, identified and regulated, and to repeal all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith or contrary hereto," being section 4803 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 383 of the Public Acts of 1919.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. MacNaughton moved that when the Senate adjourns today it stand adjourned until tomorrow, Friday, April 20, 1923, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

The motion prevailed. Mr. MacNaughton moved that when the Senate adjourns tomorrow it stand adjourned until Monday, April 23, 1923, at 8:30 o'clock p. m. The motion prevailed.

Leaves of Absence. Senator William L. Case asked and was granted leave of absence until Tuesday, April 24.

Senators Condon, Gansser, Glaspie, Hayes, Johnson and Wood asked and were granted leaves of absence until Monday, April 23.

Mr. Truettner moved that the Senate dajourn.
The motion prevailed, the time being 4:50 o'clock p. m.

Accordingly, and in pursuance of the order previously made, the President pro tempore declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Friday, April 20, 1923, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NUMBER SIXTY-SEVEN.

Senate Chamber,
Lansing, Friday, April 20, 1923.

10:00 o'clock a. m.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President.

Religious exercises were conducted by Ensign Norman S. Marshall of the Salvation Army of Lansing.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

Present: Senators Atwood, Bahorski, Bohn, Brower, Bernie L. Case, William L. Case, Connelly, Gettel, Hayes, Henry, Horton, Hunter, Karcher, Leland, MacNaughton, Osborn, Pearson, Penney, Riopelle, Ross, Sligh, Truettner Whiteley, Wilcox, Young-25; a quorum.

Absent with leave: Senators Condon, Gansser, Glaspie, Johnson and Wood-5.

Absent without leave: Senators Eldred and Smith—2.

Mr. Bahorski moved that the absentees without leave be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

Presentation of Petitions. Petition No. 558. By Mr. Truettner. Petition of the Common Council of the City of Bessemer, urging the defeat of House Bill 271, which proposes to tax municipal properties used for supplying heat, power, etc.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Petition No. 559. By Mr. Truettner. Petition of American Legion Post No. 87 of Crystal Falls, favoring the passage of a bill for an appropriation .for the American Legion Children's Billet at Otter Lake.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

Petition No. 560. By Mr. Truettner. Petition of Hilda Anderson and 69 others favoring the passage of House Bill No. 77, Chiropractors' Bill.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 561. By Mr. Truettner. Petition of C. A. Hansen and 56 others of Quinnesec favoring the passage of House Bill No. 77, Chiropractors' Bill.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Announcement by Secretary of Printing and Filing of Bills. The Secretary announced that the following named bills had been printed and placed upon the files of the Senators April 20:

House Bill No. 118 (file No. 292),

To amend sections 39, 41, 42, 43 and 44 of Article 2, Title 3, Act No. 167, P. A. of 1917-an act relating to the construction of dwellings.

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