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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. Culver introduced
House bill No. 125, entitled

A bill to require the establishment of an optional course of military training in all high schools in this State.

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

Mr. Robinson introduced
House bill No. 126, entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 128 of the Public Acts of 1887, entitled “An act for the requiring of a civil license in order to marry. and the due registration of the same and to provide a penalty for the violation of the provisions of the same," being section 8602 of the Compiled Laws of 1897.

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

Mr. Copley introduced
House bill No. 127, entitled

A bill to amend Act No. 206 of the Public Acts of 1893, being "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,” by adding thereto a new section to stand as section 43a.

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

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Mr. Brower introduced
House bill No. 128, entitled

A bill to provide for the lighting by artificial means of the highways in unincorporated villages by the township board and to provide for the payment of the expense so incurred.

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

Mr. Clark introduced
House bill No. 129, entitled

A bill to amend section 39 of Act No. 266 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 1991, and all other acts or parts of acts in any wise contravening any of the provisions of this act," the same being compiler's section No. 3862 of the Compiled Laws of 1897.

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

Mr. Houghton introduced
House bill No. 130, entitled

A bill to provide for the retirement and pensioning of city employes in certain cases.

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

Mr. Newkirk introduced (by request)
House bill No. 131, entitled

A bill to provide for the retirement of judges of circuit courts and for the continuation of salaries during life time.

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

Mr. Quintel introduced
House bill No. 132, entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of Act No. 232 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to provide for the completion, printing, binding. distributing and sale of the Compiled Laws of 1915; to make an appropriation for the compensation and expenses of the commissioners and to provide a tax to meet the same.”

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

Mr. Warner introduced House bill No. 133, entitled A bill to amend section 15 of chapter XXXV of the Revised Statutes of 1846, relative to the preservation of public health, quarantine, nuis. ances and offensive trades, and being section 4424 of the Compiled Laws 1897, as amended by Act 7 of the Public Acts of 1903, and Act 98 of the Public Acts of 1909.

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

Mr. Warner introduced
House bill No. 134, entitled

A bill to amend section 30 of Act 156 of the Session Laws of 1851, entitled “An act to define the powers and duties of the boards of supervisors of the several counties, and to confer upon them certain local administrative and legislative powers,” and being section 2503 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as last amended by Act No. 247 of the Public Acts of 1915.

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

Mr. Wells introduced
House bill No. 135, entitled
A bill to permit the killing of fox squirrels in certain townships.

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

Mr. Foote introduced House bill No. 136, entitled A bill to amend section 1 of chapter X 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," and acts amendatory thereof, being compiler's section 4746 of the Compiled Laws of 1897.

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

Mr. Lewis introduced
House bill No. 137, entitled

A bill to amend section 9 of Act No. 206 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled "An act to declare telephone lines and telephone companies within the State of Michigan to be common carriers, to regulate the business of the same, provide for the consolidation thereof and prescribe a penalty for the violation of this act."

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

Mr. Lewis introduced
House bill No. 138, entitled

A bill to regulate the use of baggage and express trucks at railroad stations and depots within this State, and to prescribe penalties for the violation hereof.

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

Mr. Bosch introduced
House bill No. 139, entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of Act No. 232, of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to provide for the completion, printing, binding, distri. bution and sale of the Compiled Laws of 1915; to make an appropriation for the compensation and expense of the commissioners and to provide a tax to meet the same," approved May 17, 1915.

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

Mr. O'Brien introduced
House joint resolution No. 6, entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 18 of article VIII of the Constitution relative to the election of township officers.

The joint resolution was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Revision and Amendment of the Constitu

Mr. Frank A. Smith introduced
House joint resolution No. 7, entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to article X of the Constitution by adding a new section thereto to stand as section 20 of said article with reference to the right of the State to acquire, hold and dispose of certain property under prescribed conditions.

The joint resolution was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Revision and Amendment of the Constitution.

THIRD READING OF BILLS.

House bill No. 40 (file No. 3), entitled

A bill to authorize and require the placing of monuments and memorial stones or devices on cemetery lots and providing for the future care of such monuments or structures and the grounds surrounding.

Was read a third time and not passed, a majority of all the members. elect not roting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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House joint resolution No. 1 (file No. 4), entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to article VIII of the Constitution of this State, by adding a new section thereto, to stand as section fifteen-a of said article, authorizing drainage districts to issue bonds for drainage purposes.

Was read a third time and agreed to, two-thirds of all the memberselect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The House agreed to the title of the joint resolution.

The following is the joint resolution:

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to article VIII of the Constitution of this State, by adding a new section thereto, to stand as section 15a of said article, authorizing drainage districts to issue bonds for drainage purposes.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the following amendment to the Constittuion of the State of Michigan, authorizing any drainage district established under provision of law to issue bonds for drainage purposes, is hereby proposed, agreed to and submitted to the people of the State, that is to say, that a new section be added to article VIII, to stand as section fifteen-a of said article, to read as follows:

SECTION 15a. Any drainage district, established under provision of law, may issue bonds for drainage purposes within such district, be it further

Resolved, That the foregoing amendment be submitted to the people of this State at the election to be held on the first Monday in April, nineteen hundred seventeen. The Secretary of State is hereby required to certify the foregoing amendment to the clerks of the several counties of the State, as required by law. It shall be the duty of the board of election commissioners of each county to prepare a ballot for the use of the electors in voting upon said amendment, which ballot, after showing the amendment in full, shall be in substantially the following form:

“Vote on amendment to article VIII of the Constitution relative to permitting drainage districts to issue bonds:

Amendment to article VIII of the Constitution to permit drainage districts to issue bonds for drainage purposes. Yes [ ].

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