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Mr. Merriman presented
Petition No. 307

Petition of Mrs. A. L. Niles and 3 others of Brown City, Sanilac county, requesting the passage of House bill No. 342, amending Act No. 174 of the Public Acts of 1915, providing for a retirement fund for teachers in certain cases.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Education.

Mr. Merriman presented
Petition No. 308

Petition of P. 0. Decker and 3 other teachers of Carsonville, Sanilac county, requesting the passage of House bill No. 342, amending Act No. 174 of the Public Acts of 1915, providing for a retirement fund for teachers in certain cases.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Education.

Mr. Merriman presented
Petition No. 309

Petition of Henry Thomas and 40 other citizens of Sanilac county, protesting against the repeal of or any amendment to the present mortgage tax law.

The petition was referred to the Committee on General Taxation.

ANNOUNCEMENT BY CLERK OF PRINTING AND ENROLLMENT OF BILLS.

The Clerk announced that the following named bills had been printed and placed upon the files of the members Thursday, March 22:

House bill No. 317 (file No. 218), entitled

A bill to regulate the sale of all intoxicating liquors within the State sold or exposed for sale for medicinal, mechanical, chemical, sacramental and scientific purposes, providing standards of purity of the same, requiring the registration of all such liquors with the Dairy and Food Department, and prohibiting and providing penalties for the sale of all such liquors adulterated or misbranded within the meaning of this act.

House bill No. 291 (file No. 219), entitled

A bill to prohibit the scattering or depositing of weed and other foul seed along highways and providing penalties for violations.

House bill No. 71 (file No. 242), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan State Normal College for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1918, and June 30, 1919, and to provide a tax to meet the same.

House bill No 108 (file No. 243), entitled

A bill making an appropriation for the erection, construction, furnishing and equipping of new hospital buildings for the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and to provide a tax to meet the same.

House bill No. 182 (file No. 244), entitled

A bill to amend sections 3 and 6 of Act No. 204 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled "An act making appropriations for the Michigan State Normal College for current expenses for the fiscal years ending June

30, 1914, and June 30, 1915, and for purchasing additional land and for building and special purposes, and to provide a tax to meet the same,” as amended by Act No. 167 of the Public Acts of 1915.

House bill No. 429 (file No. 245), entitled

A bill to amend sections 8 and 18 of Act 249 of the Public Acts of 1903, as amended, the same being an act to provide for the preservation of the forests of this State and for the prevention and suppression of forest and prairie fires.

House bill No. 36 (file No. 246), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Public School for current expenses, including maintenance of dependent crippled children, and building and special purposes, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1918, and June 30, 1919, and to provide a tax to meet the same.

Senate bill No. 263 (file No. 225), entitled
A bill to amend section 9 of Act No. 108 of the Public Acts of 1889,

entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of trust, deposit and security companies.”

Senate bill No. 264 (file No. 226), entitled

A bill to amend chapter 2 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to the organization and jurisdiction of the courts of this State; the powers and duties of such courts, and of the judges and other officers thereof; the forms of civil actions; the time within which civil actions and proceedings may be brought in said courts; pleading, evidence, practice and procedure in civil actions and proceedings in said courts; to provide remedies and penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with, or contravening any of the provisions of this act,” said chapter being compilers' sections 12083 to 12228, both inclusive, of the Compiled Laws of Michigan of 1915, by adding thereto a new section to stand as section 46 (a).

Senate bill No. 267 (file No. 227), entitled

A bill to amend sub-division 1 of section 2 of Act No. 115 of the Pub. lic Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to provide for the examination, registration, regulation and licensing of chiropodists, and for the punishment of offenders against this act, and to repeal acts or parts of acts in conflict therewith," being compilers' section 6805 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

Senate bill No. 268 (file No. 228), entitled

A bill declaring the Michigan School for the Deaf and the Michigan School for the Blind to be public schools.

Senate bill No. 270 (file No. 229), entitled

A bill to limit the amount of money that may be raised in the State by taxation upon the general property, for State, county, township, school, city, village, highway, county road and drain purposes; to create a budget commission of county officers for the purpose of compliance with this act; to provide for review and revision by the Board of State Tax Commissioners; to provide for increasing the tax rate by vote of the electors; and to repeal all laws, whether general or special, which are inconsistent herewith.

Senate bill No. 274 (file No. 230), entitled

A bill to amend section 10 of chapter 5 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," being section 4387 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

Senate bill No. 275 (file No. 231), entitled

A bill to provide for designation by numbers of section line roads, and the proper placing of signs thereon.

The Clerk announced that the following named bills had been printed and placed upon the files of the members Friday, March 23:

House bill No. 378 (file No. 220), entitled

A bill to amend section 31 of chapter 4 of Act No. 283 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to revise, consolidate and add to the laws relating to the etablishment, 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 of 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 amended by Act No. 355 of the Public Acts of 1913.

House bill No. 453 (file No. 221), entitled

A bill to prohibit the manufacture, sale, keeping for sale or giving away cigarettes, cigarette papers or wrappers or other substitutes therefor, and providing a penalty for the violation thereof.

House bill No. 376 (file No. 222), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 117, Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to regulate the sale, disposition, distribution and possession of certain habit-forming drugs, and to repeal Act No. 30 of the Public Acts of 1909, and all Acts or parts of acts contrary hereto or inconsist. ent herewith."

House bill No. 431 (file No. 223), entitled

A bill to amend the title of Act No. 256 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to bar debts and obligations against unprobated estates of deceased persons, after the lapse of a certain length of time in certain cases, and repeal all acts or parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act."

House bill No. 326 (file No. 224), entitled

A bill to prohibit the taking or stealing of property from any enclosed or cultivated lands, and to provide a penalty therefor.

House bill No. 435 (file No. 225), entitled

A bill to punish disorderly persons.

House bill No. 438 (file No. 226), entitled

A bill to require all officers, boards, commissions or departments of the State government to turn over to the State Treasurer at least once each month, all fees or other moneys legally collected by such officer, board, commission or department; and to provide for the disbursing of such money under the warrant of the Auditor General.

House bill No. 367 (file No. 227), entitled

A bill to amend section 29 of Act No. 182 of the Public Acts of 1985, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of a State Live Stock Sanitary Commission and a State Veterinarian, and to prescribe their powers and duties, and to prevent and suppress contagious and infectious diseases among the live stock of the State," as amended by Act No. 19 of the Public Acts of 1915.

House bill No. 284 (file No. 269), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Board of Fish Commissioners, for current expenses, and for building and special purposes for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1918, and June 30, 1919, and to provide a tax to meet the same.

Senate bill No. 250 (file No. 232), entitled

A bill to apply the principles of the budget system, the principles of economy and efficiency, and of farthest reaching success, to the operation of State institutions, by creating the Michigan State Board of Administration.

The Clerk announced the enrollment printing and the presentation to the Governor on Thursday March 22, for his approval, of the following named bills:

House bill No. 20 (file No. 51), enrolled No. 10, entitled

A bill to amend the title and section 1 of Act No. 200 of the Session Laws of 1849, entitled "An act to authorize township boards to raise money in certain cases, to defray township expenses," as amended, being section 2128 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

House bill No. 210 (file No. 62), enrolled No. 11, entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 12 of Act No. 3 of the Public Acts of 1895, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of Michigan, and defining their powers and duties," being section 2775 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

House bill No. 67 (file No. 9), enrolled No. 12, entitled

A bill to amend section 14 of chapter 3 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to the organization and jurisdiction of the courts of this State; the powers and duties of such courts, and of the judges and other officers thereof; the forms of civil actions; the time within which civil actions and proceedings may be brought in said courts; pleading, evidence, practice and procedure in civil actions, and proceedings in said courts; to provide remedies and penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act,” being section 12242 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

The Committee on Public Health, by Mr. Hulse, Chairman, reported House bill No. 351, entitled

A bill to provide for the protection of the public health, for the establishment of a county health system, to create county boards of health, to authorize the establishment of county laboratories, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts conflicting herewith,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.
The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the general orders.

The Committee on Public Health, by Mr. Hulse, Chairman, reported Senate bill No. 140 (file No. 99), entitled

A bill to amend sections 11 and 12 of Act No. 98 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled “An act providing for the supervision and control by the State Board of Health over water works systems and sewage disposal systems and providing for the appointment, duties, salary and expenses of a State Sanitary Engineer, and providing penalties and defining liabilities for violations of this act and to repeal Act No. 28 of the Public Acts of 1909," being compilers' sections 5034 and 5035 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, and to add a new section thereto to be known as section 14,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.
The report was accepted and the committee discharged.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The Committee on Fish and Fisheries, by Mr. Anderson, Chairman, reported

House bill No. 327, entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of Act 236 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled “An act to protect fish in the inland waters of this State and to regulate the manner of taking, possession, transportation, size and sale of fish when taken from said waters, to provide penalties for the violation of this act, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts conflicting therewith,”

With the recommendation that the bill pass.
The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the Committee of the whole and placed on the general orders.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

Messages were received from the Governor announcing the approval on Thursday, March 22, of the following entitled bills:

House bill No. 171 (file No. 41), enrolled No. 4, entitled

A bill to amend sections 5, 11 and 25 of Act No. 326 of the Public Acts of 1913, as amended by Act No. 92 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to provide for the leasing, control and taxation of certain lands owned and controlled by the State, and the improvements thereon; pro

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