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the owners thereof for the purchase of such lands: Provided, however, that any such corporation organized under this Act shall, before commencement of any such condemnation proceedings, first have submitted by petition its plans and survey of all lands to be used for, and also of all lands sought to be condemned as necessary for, the carrying on of its business and the furnishing of power for the public use, to the Michigan Public Utilities Commission and the Commission shall first have issued its certificate to such Corporation certifying that in its opinion the acquisition of said lands by condemnation proceedings is necessary for said purposes and for the public use, and the Commission having so certified, then such proposed use by such Corporation is hereby declared to be a public use, and such corporation shall thereupon have the right to institute and prosecute to determination condemnation proceedings as above provided, questions of public necessity and compensation to be submitted and determined as in proceedings for the condemnation of lands for right of way of steam railroad companies in this State, in accordance with the Constitution and Statutes of this State in such case made and provided, and further provided that such Corporation shall first have acquired by negotiation and purchase, and without condemnation proceedings or exercise of the power of eminent domain, from the owners thereof at least seventy-five per cent in area of all the lands necessary for the completion of any particular project or power plant or unit and of all lands necessary to be overflowed in the operation of said project or power unit; and further provided, that title to any lands condemned under the provisions of this act shall revert to the original owner thereof unless put to the use for which so condemned within five years from the time of such condemnation.

Section 3. Such Corporation shall furnish and sell to the public generally such water power, electricity or electric power as it shall develop and generate in the carrying on of its business, upon such reasonable terms, rates and conditions as shall be determined from time to time by the Michigan Public Utilities Commission and the Commission may for that purpose examine all books and records of such corporation and audit the same, and any order of the Commission may be reviewed, set aside, modified or affirmed in the manner provided by law for the review of orders of the Commission pertaining to steam railroad companies.

Section 4. Corporations heretofore lawfully organized for the purposes specified in Section one hereof shall have, and are hereby given, the right to condemn private property in accordance with the provisions of subdivision five of Section two of this Act and subject to the same conditions and requirements as therein specified.

Recess.

Mr. Whiteley moved that the Senate take a recess until 8:00 o'clock p. m.
The motion prevailed, the time being 2:55 o'clock p. m.

The Senate reconvened at the expiration of the recess.
A quorum of the Senate was present.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Messages From the House.
A message was received from the House of Representatives re-transmitting
House bill No. 107 (file No. 53), entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 50 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to provide for the payment of bounties for the killing of common rats," being sections 7264, 7265, and 7266 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 114 of the Public Acts of 1919.

The Senate made the following amendments to the bill:

(1) Strike from line 4 of section 1 of the enacting clause the word “repealed," and add the following: "amended by adding a new section thereto to stand as section four, and to read as follows:”.

(2) Add a new section to stand as section 4, to read as follows:

"Sec. 4. The Board of Supervisors of any County at the annual meeting held in October may, by a majority vote of the supervisors elect, suspend the operations of this act within such county; and this act shall then remain suspended in such county until revived by like majority vote at an October session.”

The following is the amended title:

A bill to amend Act No. 50 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to provide for the payment of bounties for the killing of common rats,” being sections 7264, 7265 and 7266, of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 114 of the Public Acts of 1919, and to add a new section to stand as section 4.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has nonconcurred in the amendments made by the Senate. Mr. Horton moved that the bill be laid on the table. The motion prevailed.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 42 (file No. 304), entitled

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

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill and has ordered that it take immediate effect.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 62 (file No. 300), entitled

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

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill and has ordered that it take immediate effect.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 65 (file No. 305), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Uniform Accounting Division Auditor General's Department for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925, for maintenance, operation and other purposes.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill and has ordered that it take immediate effect.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 67 (file No. 301), entitled

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

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill and has ordered that it take immediate effect.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 162 (file No. 258), entitled

A bill to regulate the business of taxidermy within the State of Michigan; to provide a license therefor; and to provide a penalty for the violation of any of its several provisions.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 243 (file No. 261), entitled

A bill to amend section 8 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, being section 4002 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 255 (file No. 276), entitled

A bill to amend section 14 of chapter 2 of Act No. 164 of the Public Acts of 1881, as amended, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of this act,” being section 5661 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 310 (file No. 302), entitled

A bill to make an appropriation for the purchase of the armory in the city of Grand Ledge, upon acceptance of said armory by the State Military Board.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill and has ordered that it take immediate effect.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 401. (file No. 273), entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of Act 279 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of cities and for revising and amending their charters,” being section 3310 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act 286 of the Public Acts of 1917.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 410 (file No. 285), entitled

A bill to prevent the wearing of masks or coverings which conceal the whole or any part of the face, in any assembly, march or parade on the streets, highways and public places in this State, except on certain occasions and for certain purposes, and to provide the penalty for violating this act.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 421 (file No. 274), entitled

A bill to regulate the operation and use of vehicles on the highways and to repeal Act No. 132 of the Public Acts of 1917 and Act No. 8 of the Public Acts, Extra Session of 1919.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 458 (Alle No. 263), entitled

A bill to amend section 95 of chapter 16 of the Revised Statutes of 1846, entitled "Of the powers and duties of townships, and the election and duties of township officers," being section 2154 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as last amended by Act No. 57 of the Public Acts of 1921.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the Com. mittee on Counties and Townships.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 472 (file No. 262), entitled

A bill to permit the township of Peninsula in Grand Traverse county to acquire, construct and maintain facilities for generating, transmitting, distributing and selling electrical energy.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 480 (file No. 275), entitled

A bill to amend section 8 of chapter 9 of Act No. 283 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to revise, consolidate and add to the laws relating to the establishment, opening, improvement, maintenance and use of the public highways and private roads, the condemnation of property and gravel therefor; the building, repairing and preservation of bridges; setting and protecting shade trees, drainage, cutting weeds and brush within this State, and providing for the election and defining the powers, duties and compensation of State, county, township and district highway officials," as last amended by Act No. 335 of the Public Acts of 1913, being section 4454 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 485 (file No. 303), entitled

A bill to provide an appropriation for the removal, the erection and repair of Custer Monument, at Monroe, Michigan.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill and has ordered that it take immediate effect.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 504 (file No. 278), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 10 of Act No. 164 of the Public Acts of 1881, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of this act," as amended by Act No. 15 of the Public Acts of 1917.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the bill.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 509 (file No. 279), entitled

A bill to amend the title and sections 1 and 2 of Act No. 209 of the Public Acts of 1921, entitled “An act to require the teaching of the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Michigan in the public and private schools of the State."

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives bas passed the bill.

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

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Reports of Standing Committees.

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: House bill No. 36 (file No. 126), entitled

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

The following is the amendment recommended by the committee:

Amend Section 2 by striking out of lines 2 and 3 the words "and the disbursing officer of the Michigan Soldiers' Home shall render his accounts therefor."

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.

by the wordscounts there,

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:

House bill No. 289 (file No. 176), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Department of Public Instruction for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925, for maintenance, operation and other purposes.

The following is the amendment recommended by the committee:

Amend Section 2 by striking out of lines 2 and 3 the words "and the disbursing officer of the Department of Public Instruction shall render his accounts therefor.”

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 with amendments, recommending that the amendments be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

House bill No. 28 (file No. 136), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan College of Mines 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. Amend Section 1, line 3 by striking out the figures “$181,440.00" and inserting in lieu thereof the figures “$178,940.00."

2. Amend Section 1, line 4 by striking out the figures “$162,100.00" and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$158,800.00."

3. Amend Section 1, line 13, by striking out the figures "$12,800.00" for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1925, and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$12,000.00.”

4. Amend Section 1, line 15 by striking out the figures "$3,500.00—$3,500.00" and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$3,000.00—$3,000.00."

5. Amend Section 1, line 16 by striking out the figures "$9,500.00—$9,500.00" and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$7,500.00–$7,500.00."

6. Amend Section 1, line 20 by striking out the figures "$181,440.00—$162,100.00" and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$178,940.00—$158,800.00.”

7. Amend Section 2 by striking out of lines 2 and 3 the words "and the disbursing officer of the Michigan College of Mines shall render his accounts therefor."

B. E. BROWER,

Chairman.

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