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2. Amend by striking out of line 4, section 1 the words "seventy-five" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "fifty."

3. Amend by striking out of line 11, section 1 the amounts 72,500—72,500 and inserting in lieu thereof the amounts 47,500–47,500.

4. Amend by striking out of line 12, section 1 the amounts 75,000—75,000 and inserting in lieu thereof the amounts 50,000—50,000.

ORVILLE E. ATWOOD,
HARRY H. WHITELEY,

HENRY T. ROSS,
Conferees on the part of the Senate.

HOWARD F. BAXTER,
MILTON R. PALMER,

D. F. MORRISON,
Conferees on the part of the House of Representatives.

The question being on the adoption of the Conference Report,
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 Conference Report was adopted.

The Senate returned to the order of

Reports of Standing Committees. Mr. Bohn submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 83 (file No. 288), entitled
A bill to authorize the employment of public health nurses by counties.

F. P. BOHN,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills. Mr. Connelly submitted the following report:

The Committee on Highways respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, with a substitute therefor, recommending that the substitute be agreed to and that the bill, as thus substituted, do pass:

Senate bill No. 197 (file No. 150), entitled

A bill to amend sections 3, 4 and 17 of Act No. 59 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled, as amended, "An act to provide for the construction, improvement and maintenance of highways; for the levying, spreading and collecting of taxes and of special assessments therefor, to authorize the borrowing of money and the issuance of bonds under certain restrictions, regulations and limitations; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain officers with reference thereto; and to validate certain proceedings heretofore taken," same being sections 4673, 4674 and 4687 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended.

The following is the substitute recommended by the committee:

A bill to amend Section five of Act number 59 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled, as amended, "An act to provide for the construction, improvement and maintenance of highways; for the levying, spreading and collecting of taxes and of special assessments therefor, to authorize the borrowing of money and the issuance of bonds under certain restrictions, regulations and limitations; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain officers with reference thereto; and to validate

certain proceedings heretofore taken,” being Section 4675 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended, and to add a new section thereto to stand as section 82.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Section 1, Section 5 of Act No. 59 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled, as amended, "An act to provide for the construction, improvement and maintenance of highways, for the levying, spreading and collecting of taxes and of special assessments therefor, to authorize the borrowing of money and the issuance of bonds under certain restrictions, regulations and limitations; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain officers with reference thereto; and to validate certain proceedings heretofore taken,” being section 4675 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, is hereby amended and a new section is hereby added thereto to stand as section 82 to read as follows:

Sec. 5. Improving a highway shall include (widening), grading, drainage, bridging, stoning, macadamizing, paving and making of cement, asphalt, bituminous products, or slag, gravel, or any material suitable for road purposes, or any combination of the same. Where a petition is presented for improving any highway the county road commissioners or the State Highway Commissioner may adopt such kind of improvement as they shall deem best under the circumstances.

(Sec. 82. Whenever the legislature of the State of Michigan directs or authorizes the State Highway Commissioner to lay out or establish a particular highway or to widen an existing highway or to construct an improved road over an existing highway, and in order to carry out such authority or direction it shall be necessary to enter the corporate limits of any city, such Commissioner shall have the power and authority to enter within the corporate limits of any city and carry out such authority or direction, under the provisions of this act, and such Commissioner shall have full power and authority to carry out such authority or directions under the provisions of this act without any petition therefor as fully in all respects as though a petition signed by the requisite number of persons as hereinbefore in this act provided had been duly filed. In such case said Commis. sioner shall in his first order, set forth the termini of such improvement.)

WILLIAM M. CONNELLY,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The substitute recommended by the committee was agreed to. Mr. Connelly moved that the rules be suspended and that the bill be placed on its immediate passage.

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

The bill was then read a third time and the question being on its passage, 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. Glaspie, two-thirds of all the Senators-elect voting therefor,
The bill was given immediate effect.

Leaves of Absence. Senators Karcher, Gettel, Leland, Osborn and Wood asked and were granted leaves of absence until Monday, April 30.

Mr. MacNaughton moved that when the Senate adjourns today it stand adjourned until tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, 1923, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Wood moved that when the Senate adjourns tomorrow it stand adjourned until Monday, April 30, 1923, at 4:00 o'clock p. m.

The motion prevailed.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Messages from the House.
A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 40 (file No. 7), entitled

A bill to provide for an annual specific tax upon foreign securities, as defined in this act; to provide for the administration of the provisions of this act; and to repeal Act No. 142 of the Public Acts of 1913, Act No. 254 of the Public Acts of 1915, Act No. 173 of the Public Acts of 1917, and all other acts or parts of acts contravening any of the provisions of 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 Taxation.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 51 (file No. 8), 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, as amended by Act No. 297 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 Committee on Taxation.

A message was received from the House of Representatives re-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 bill was returned from the Senate this day on request of the House.

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 Finance and Appropriations.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 68 (file No. 9), entitled

A bill to provide for an annual specific tax upon bonds, notes or other evidences of debt, hereafter issued by the State of Michigan, or by any county, city, village, township, school district or road district within this State; to provide for the administration of the provisions of this act, and to repeal Act No. 88 of the Public Acts of 1909, being Compiler's sections 4194 and 4195 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, and all other general, special or local acts or parts thereof contravening any of the provisions of 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 Banks and Corporations. Mr. Truettner moved that the Senate adjourn. The motion prevailed, the time being 9:22 o'clock p. m. Accordingly, and in pursuance of the order previously made, the President pro tempore declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, 1923, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NUMBER SEVENTY-THREE.

Senate Chamber,
Lansing, Saturday, April 28, 1923.

10:00 o'clock a. m. The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

Present: Senators Bohn, Brower, William L. Case, Connelly, Eldred, Gansser, Hayes, Henry, Horton, Hunter, MacNaughton, Pearson, Penney, Riopelle, Ross, Truettner, Whiteley, Wilcox, Young-19; a quorum.

Absent with leave: Wood-6.

Senators Gettel, Johnson, Karcher, Leland, Osborn and

Abent without leave: Senators Atwood, Bahorski, Bernie L. Case, Condon, Glaspie, Sligh and Smith-7.

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

The motion prevailed.

Presentation of Petitions.

Petition No. 580. By Mr. Gansser. Petition from Midland County Road Commission, Midland, Wm. Durring, Chairman, opposing the Evans Road Bill, which is House bill No. 336, file No. 155. .

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways.

Petition No. 581. By Mr. Gansser. Petition from Midland Chamber of Commerce, Midland, F. L. Hardy, President, opposing the Evans Road Bill, which is House bill No. 336, file No. 155.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways.

Reports of Standing Committees.

Mr. Connelly submitted the following report:

The Committee on Highways respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass: House bill No. 232 (file No. 140), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 (as amended by Act No. 91 of the Public Acts of 1921), section 4 (as amended by Act No. 23 of the Public Acts of the Extra Session of 1919), and sections 3 and 8 of Act No. 368 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act to provide for the licensing of operators of motor vehicles, and the suspension and revocation of such licenses in certain cases," approved May 13, 1919.

WILLIAM M. CONNELLY.

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

Mr. Ross submitted the following report:

The Committee on Education respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass: House bill No. 434 (file No. 250), entitled

A bill to amend section 23 of Act No. 166 of the Public Acts of 1917, as amended, entitled "An act to classify all school districts, now in existence or hereafter created, which shall have a population of five hundred or more and less than seventy-five thousand as districts of the third or fourth classes; to provide for the government, control and administration of such school districts and the schools therein through boards of education; to provide for the manner of nomination and election of such boards and their powers and duties; and to repeal all general or special laws that conflict with the provisions of this act.”

HENRY T. ROSS,

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

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

House bill No. 474 (file No. 313), entitled

A bill to amend section 3 of chapter 10 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 5736 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

HENRY T. ROSS,

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

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Mr. Horton submitted the following report:

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

House bill No. 313 (file No. 175), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 232 of the Public Acts of 1901, entitled "An act to extend aid to the Michigan Agricultural College," being section 1257 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

N. B. HORTON,

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

Mr Truettner submitted the following report:

The Committee on State Homes 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. 41 (file No. 133), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan Home and Training School 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, strike out the figures "$563,110.61" and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$572,555.61."

(2) Section 1, line 4, strike out the figures "$589,427.84" and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$598,827.84."

(3) Section 1, line 11, strike out the figures "199,000.00—208,735.00" and insert in lieu thereof the figures "208,445.00–218,135.00."

(4) Section 1, line 12, strike out the figures "$203,000.00–$212,735.00" and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$212,445.00-$222,135.00.”

(5) Section 1, line 21, strike out the figures "$563,110.61-$589,427.84" and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$572,555.61-$598,827.84."

WALTER F. TRUETTNER,

Acting Chairman.

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