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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.

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

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

Third Reading of Bills. The following entitled bill was read a third time: House bill No. 411 (file No. 308), entitled

A bill to amend section 3 of chapter 48 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, “The Judicature Act of 1915," being section 13720 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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

YEAS-24.

Atwood
Bahorski
Bohn
Brower
Case, Bernie L.
Condon

Connelly
Eldred
Gansser
Gettel
Hayes
Henry

Horton
Johnson
Leland
MacNaughton
Pearson
Penney

Riopelle
Ross
Truettner
Whiteley
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.

Recess.

Mr. Wood moved that the Senate take a recess until 4:00 o'clock p. m.
The motion prevailed, the time being 2:52 o'clock p. m.

The Senate reconvened at the expiration of the recess and was called to order by the President.

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 returning
Senate bill No. 219 (file No. 174), entitled

A bill to amend section 16 of Act No. 183 of the Public Acts of 1897, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment and to fix the term of office, duties and compensation of circuit court stenographers in the State of Michigan,” being section 14482 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as last amended by Act No. 231 of the Public Acts of 1919.

The message informed the Senate that the House has amended the bill as follows:

1. Amend by striking out of line 1, section 16, the word "circuit" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "and in the thirty-second circuits."

The message further informed the Senate that as thus amended the House has passed the bill.

The question being on concurring in the amendment made to the bill by the House,

The roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

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So, a majority of all the Senators-elect not voting therefor,
The amendment was not concurred in.

A message was received from the House of Representatives returning
Senate bill No. 252 (file No. 277), entitled

A bill to authorize and empower villages and townships of this State, also cities having a population not exceeding fifty thousand inhabitants, to levy a tax for the maintenance and employment of a band for musical purposes for the benefit of the public, provided said special question is submitted to the duly qualified voters of such villages, townships or cities and adopted or agreed to by a majority vote of those participating in said election.

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

The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

Reports of Standing Committees.

Mr. Osborn submitted the following report:

The Committee on Conservation 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. 453 (file No. 310), entitled

A bill to provide fire protection on unoccupied and uncultivated lands; to define the powers and duties of boards of supervisors of the several counties in relation thereto and to provide penalties for a violation of the provisions of the act.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee: 1. Sec. 1, line 1, change the word "boards" to "board.”

2. Sec. 1, line 1, strike out "the several counties" and insert in lieu thereof “Grand Traverse County."

3. Sec. 4, line 1, strike out the word “such."

4. Sec. 4. line 2. strike out "as are unnecessary for use and it may" and insert in lieu thereof "and must."

5. Sec. 4, line 2, strike out "other" and insert in lieu thereof "such."
6. Sec. 4, line 3, strike out "that are needed across said area."
7. Sec. 6, line 1, strike out "a" and insert in lieu thereof "said."

8. Amend the title to read as follows: "A bill to provide fire protection on unoccupied and uncultivated lands in Grand Traverse County; to define the powers and duties of the board of supervisors of said county in relation thereto and to provide penalties for a violation of the provisions of the act."

D. C. OSBORN,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The amendments recommended by the committee were agreed to. Mr. Osborn 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 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.

Mr. Bernie L. Case submitted the following report:

The Committee on Counties and Townships respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass: House bill No. 463 (file No. 253), entitled

A bill to permit boards of supervisors in certain counties to create a committee to audit bills and to perform certain other duties, to be known as the finance committee of such boards; to define its powers and duties and to fix the compensation of the members thereof.

B. L. CASE,

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

By unanimous consent,
Mr. Whiteley moved to take from the table the following entitled bill:
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.

Upon which motion he demanded the yeas and nays.
The roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

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So, a majority of the Senators present not having voted therefor,
The motion did not prevail.

Recess.

Mr. Sligh moved that the Senate take a recess until 8:00 o'clock p. m.
The motion prevailed, the time being 4:17 o'clock p. m.

The Senate reconvened at the expiration of the recess and was called to order by the President pro tempore.

A quorum of the Senate was present.

Mr. Henry moved that when the Senate adjourns today it stand adjourned until tomorrow, Saturday, May 5, 1923, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Henry moved that the Senate adjourn.
The motion prevailed, the time being 8:16 o'clock p. m.

Accordingly, and in pursuance of the order previously made, the President pro tempore declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Saturday, May 5, 1923, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.

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