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compensation of State, county, township and district highway officials,” being compiler's section 4365 of the Compiled Laws of the State of Michigan for the year 1915, as amended.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee: (1) Section 1, line 1, before the words "Section 19" insert "The title and." (2) Section 1, line 12, strike out "is" and insert "are." (3) After enacting Section 1 insert the following: "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; (the constructing and maintaining of footpaths or sidewalks and the acquiring and improving of wayside parks;) 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."

WILLIAM M, CONNELLY,

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. Gansser submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 147 (file No. 114), entitled

A bill to amend section 75 of Act No. 84 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to increase the efficiency of the military establishment of the State of Michigan, to make an appropriation therefor, and to repeal all former acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act," same being section 950 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

AUGUSTUS H. GANSSER,

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

Mr. Pearson entered the Senate Chamber and took his seat.

Third Reading of Bills.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 301 (file No. 313), entitled

A bill to amend section 12 of Act No. 132 of the Public Acts of 1903, entitled as amended, "An act empowering the State Board of Health to examine, determine the qualifications of and issue licenses to persons engaging in the business of embalming, undertaking or funeral directing, and to provide for the revocation of such licenses in certain cases; to provide for embalmers' apprentices and their reg. istration; to regulate the practice of embalming, shipping and caring for dead human bodies, and to provide a penalty for the violation of this act," as added by Act No. 62 of the Public Acts of 1921, aproved April 15, 1921, being sections 6906 to 6915, inclusive, of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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

YEAS-29.

Bahorski
Bohn
Brower
Case, Bernie L.
Case, William L.
Condon
Connelly
Eldred

Gansser
Gettel
Glaspie
Hayes
Horton
Hunter
Johnson

Karcher
Leland
MacNaughton
Pearson
Penney
Riopelle
Ross

Sligh
Smith
Truettner
Whiteley
Wilcox
Wood
Young

NAYS—0.
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. 229 (file No. 146), entitled

A bill to amend sections 3 and 4 of Act 370 of the Public Acts of 1921, entitled "An act to protect the public health, to provide for the furnishing and distribution by the State Commissioner of Health, of antitoxin and other biological products for the prevention and treatment of diphtheria, to authorize the purchase and manufacture thereof, and to make appropriations therefor.

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.
On motion of Mr. Brower, two-thirds of all the Senators-elect voting therefor,
The bill was given immediate effect.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 317 (file No. 308), entitled

A bill to amend sections 10 and 11 of Act No. 350 of the Laws of Michigan of 1865, entitled "An act to protect fish and to preserve the fisheries of this State," being sections 7640 and 7641 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 234 of the Public Acts of 1921, approved May 18, 1921.

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:
Senate bill No. 322 (file No. 300), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of Act No. 108 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled as amended, "An act to license and regulate the hunting, pursuing and killing

of wild animals and wild birds found in this State, except deer and beaver," being section 7527 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as last amended by Act No. 284 of the Public Acts of 1921.

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. 159 (file No. 206), entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of Act No. 159 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act to preserve and perpetuate the commercial fisheries of the State; to regulate the taking of fish in the waters of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie and the bays thereof; to define the connecting waters between said lakes within the jurisdiction of this State; to regulate the transportation, sale and possession of fish taken from said waters; to prescribe penalties for violations of this act and to repeal Act No. 188 of the Public Acts of 1875, Act No. 399 of the Local Acts of 1895, and Act No. 342 of the Public Acts of 1917," as amended by Act No. 225 of the Public Acts of 1921.

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:
Senate bill No. 297 (file No. 263), entitled

A bill to authorize the board of education of any school district to establish and maintain schools or classes for those who are crippled, to provide for the expense of the same, to provide for the supervision of such schools or classes, and other help to carry out the provisions of this act.

Pending the taking of the vote on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Ross offered the following amendment:

Section 1, line 3, after the word "of," strike out "three," and insert in lieu thereof "six."

The amendment was seconded, a majority of the Senators present voting there

for.

The amendment was then considered and agreed to, a majority of all the Senators-elect voting therefor.

Pending the order that, under rule 37, the bill lie over one day, Mr. Whiteley moved that the rule be suspended and that the bill be placed on its immediate passage.

The motion prevailed, two-thirds of the Senators present voting therefor.

The question then 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:
Senate bill No. 260 (file No. 214), 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 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 and parts of acts inconsistent herewith or contrary hereto.

Pending the taking of the vote on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Smith offered the following amendments:

(1) Section 7, line 2, after the word "taxation," insert “except the fees provided by law to be paid by common carriers under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission."

(2) Section 7, in the amendment adopted April 24th to lines 10, 11, 12 and 13, strike out the words "And ten cents additional for each 2000 pounds in excess of 9000 pounds," and insert in lieu thereof the following:

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Section 7, strike out line 18 as amended and insert in lieu thereof the following:

From 4000 to 6000 pounds
From 6000 to 8000 pounds ....
From 8000 to 10000 pounds ......
Above 10000 pounds

.90 1.00 1.10 1.20

(3) Section 11, line 6, after the word “dollars," insert the words “per pair." (4) Section 15, line 8, after the word “April," insert "25."

(5) Section 21, line 6, after the words "shall be,” strike out "prima facie evi. dence" and insert in lieu thereof "conclusively presumed,” thus restoring the line as originally printed.

The amendments were seconded, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor.

The amendments were then considered and agreed to, a majority of all the Senators-elect voting therefor.

Pending the order that, under rule 37, the bill lie over one day,
Mr. Connelly offered the following amendments:

(1) Section 23, as amended, subdivision c, lines 47 and 48, strike out the words “is hereby made expressly” and insert the words "shall be in accordance with the laws governing the construction and maintenance of highways, but also expressly."

(2) Section 23, as amended, subdivision c, line 50, after the word "prescribe" strike out the period and insert a colon and the following: "Provided, however, That nothing in this act shall be construed so as to conflict with the requirements of the Act of Congress (thirty-nine, Statute Laws three hundred fifty-five), entitled "An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in the construction of rural post roads and for other purposes," and the regulations of the Department of Agriculture regarding the construction or maintenance of roads on the Federal Aid system."

The amendments were seconded, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor.

The amendments were then considered and adopted, a majority of all the Senators-elect voting therefor.

Under rule 37, the bill was ordered to lie over one day.

General Orders.

Mr. Riopelle 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. Riopelle as chairman.

Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, with Mr. Riopelle 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. 306 (file No. 270), entitled

A bill to provide for the daily reading of selected passages from the Bible in the public schools of this State.

House bill No. 315 (file No. 110), entitled

A bill to promote conservation and development of the natural resources of this State by authorizing and empowering corporations organized for the purpose of generating electricity by the use of water power, to acquire flowage rights, right of way or the fee in lands to be used by them, through condemnation proceedings in certain cases and declaring same to a public use. Senate bill No. 52 (file No. 22), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 2 of Act No. 188 of the Public Acts of 1899, entitled "An act to provide for the taxation of inheritances, transfers of property by will, transfer of property by the intestate laws of the State, or transfers of property by deed, grant, bargain, sale or gift, made in contemplation of the death of the grantor, vendor or donor or intended to take effect in possession or enjoyment at or after such death," being sections 14524 and 14525 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 148 of the Public Acts of 1919.

Senate bill No. 339 (file No. 323), entitled

A bill to authorize the issuance of registered bonds of the State in exchange for coupon bonds and to provide for the refunding of certain outstanding bands of the State.

Senate bill No. 276 (file No. 229), entitled
A bill to authorize the sterilization of mentally defective persons.
House bill No. 35 (file No. 89), entitled

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

House bill No. 210 (file No. 131), entitled

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

House bill No. 66 (Aile No. 159), entitled

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

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