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ship, ward or State in which elector resides; and the Legislature shall provide by law the manner in which and the time and place at which such absent electors may vote, and for the canvass and return of their votes: Provided further, That there shall be no denial of the elective franchise at any election on account of sex.

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It shall be the duty of the board of election commissioners of each county to deliver the ballots so prepared to the inspectors of election at the several voting precincts within their respective counties within the time ballots to be used at said election are required to be deliverd to such inspector's under the general election law. All votes cast upon said amendment shall be counted, canvassed and returned in the same manner as is provided by law for counting, canvassing and returning the votes for State officers.

By manimous consent, the House returned to the order of

JESSAGES FROM THE SENATE.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate concurrent resolution No. 20

Providing for adjournment of the Legislature from March 30 to April :3, 1917.

Resolved by the Senate (the Ilouse of Representatives concurring), That when the Legislature adjourns on Friday, March 30, 1917, it stand adjourned until Tuesday, April 3, 1917, at 9 o'clock p. m.

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the concurrent resolution,

Mr. Croll moved to amend by striking out the words “nine o'clock” and inserting in lieu thereof the words "five o'clock.”

The motion prevailed.

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution as amended,

The House concurred."

By unanimous consent, the House returned to the order of

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

The Committee on Labor, by Mr. Thos. Read, Chairman, reporteil House bill No. 511, entitled

A bill to amend section No. 5 of Act No. 301 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled “An act to provide for the licensing, bonding, and regulating private employment agencies, the limiting of the amount of the fee charged by such agencies, the refunding of such fees in certain cases, the imposing of obligations on persons, firms or corporations which have induced workmen to travel in the hope of securing employment. charging the commissioner of labor with the enforcement of this act and empowering him to make rules and regulations, and fixing penalties for the violation thereof,

With the following amendment thereto, recommending that the amendment be concurred in and that when so amended the bill pass:

Amend by striking out section 2 and inserting in lieu thereof a new section to read as follows: “Section 2. This amending act shall take effect Jan. 1, 1918."

The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

The question being on the adoption of the amendment to the bill recommended by the committee,

The amendment was adopted.

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

The Committee on Military Affairs, by Jír. Culver, Chairman, reported House bill No. 418, entitled

A bill to amend sections 3, 6 and 7 of Act No. 146 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan for the year 1993, approved the 29th day of May, 1893, entitled "An act for the incorporation of the Sons of Veterans of the United States of America, division of Michigan and of subordinate camps thereof," said sections being compilers' sections 7777. 7780 md 7781 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, and also being known as compilers' sections 10208, 10211 and 10212 of the Compiled Laws of 1915,

With the recommendation that the bill pass,

With the further recommendation that the bill be known as the Ormsbee bill.

The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

The question being on the recommendation made by the committee that the bill be known as the Ormsbee bill,

The recommendation was concurred in.

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

The Committee on Michigan Soldiers' Home, by Mr. McArthur, Chair man, reported

Senate bill No. 10 (file No. 103), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan Soldiers' Home for current expenses for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1918, and June 30, 1919, and to provide a tax therefor, 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.

By lunanimous consent, the House returned to the orier of

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. Eatoi introduced
House bill No. 534, entitled

I bill to provide for a census of all men in the State of Michigan fit for military duty, of all women willing to enroll and serve in any auxiliary capacity, of all the resources of the State; to create a board to carry out the provisions of this bill and to provide means and compensation therefor.

The bill las read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

GENERAL ORDERS OF THE DAY.

Mr. Person moved that the House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole on the general orders.

The motion prevailed.
The Speaker called Mr. Person to the chair.

After a time spent in the consideration of bills upon the general orders, the committee arose, and through its chairman, made a report recommending the passage, without amendment, of the following entitled bills:

House bill No. 269 (file No. 206), entitled

A bill to amend Act No. 7 of the Public Acts, Second Special Session, of 1912, entitled "An act to provide for the erection of armories, and making appropriation therefor," as amended by Act No. 98 of the Public Acts of 1915, by adding a new section thereto to stand as section 5.

House bill No. 439 (file No. 207), entitled

A bill to amend sections 3 and 4 of chapter 7 of Act No. 254 of the Public Acts of 1897, entitled "An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of drains and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor, and to repeal all other laws relative thereto," same being sections 4934 and 4935 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

House bill No. 320 (file No. 208), entitled

A bill regulating the ownership and custody of dogs, providing for license and registration thereof, and the disposition of moneys received from license fees, and prescribing penalties for violation of this act, and to repeal Act No. 18 of the Public Acts of 1901 and all amendments thereto,

House bill No. 352 (file No. 209), entitled

A bill to provide for the inspection and analysis of commercial feeding stuffs and to regulate the sale thereof in the State of Michigan; to define the term commercial feeding stuffs; to provide for guarantees of the ingredients of commercial feeling stuffs and affixing the labels to the packages thereof; to provide for the collection of license fees from manufacturers of or dealers in commercial feeding stuff's; to prohibit the sale of fraudulent or adulterated commercial feeding stuffs; to fix the penalties for the violation of the provisions of the act; to authorize the expenditure of the funds derived from the license fees, and to repeal Act 135 of the Public Acts of 1915 and all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith.

House bill No. 386 (file No. 210), entitled

A bill to amend section 14 of Act No. 398 of the Public Acts of 1913. entitled "An act to provide for the organization, regulation and conduct of co-operative companies and associations," approved May 14, 1913.

Senate bill No. 111 (file No. 138), entitled

A bill to prohibit the use of bicycles, motor cycles or other motor re hicles, on sidewalks in unincorporated villages, or plat or plats not in any incorporated village or city.

Senate bill No. 69 (file No. 77), entitled • A bill to provide for the registration of cremations in Michigan.

The bills were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.
The Committee of the Whole reported
House bill No. 20.5 (file No. 143), entitled

A bill authorizing the payment of bounties for the destruction of noxious animals and providing a penalty for the violation thereof,

Recommending the adoption of the following amendments thereto, and the passage of the bill when so umended:

1. Amend by inserting in line 9 of section 2 after the word "lollars" the words “and any person who shall kill a fox shall be entitled to a bounty of one dollar."

2. Amend by striking out of line 10 of section 2 the words and any person who shall kill a hawk or owl shall be entitled to a bounty of fifty cents.”

The question being on the adoption of the proposed amendments made by the committee,

The amendments were adopted and the bill was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole reported
House bill No. 249 (file No. 211), entitled

A bill concerning industrial banks, defining the same and providing for their incorporation, powers, supervision and control,

Recommending the adoption of the following amendments thereto, and the passage of the bill when so amended:

1. Amend by striking out of line 6 of section 2 the word “township." 2. Amend by striking out of line 8 of section 2 the word "township." 3. Amend by striking out of line 11 of section 2 the word “township.

The question being on the adoption of the proposed amendments made by the committee,

The amendments were adopted and the bill was placed on the order of Thiri Reading of Bills.

By unanimous consent, the House returned to the order of

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Croll moved that when the House adjourns today it stand adjourned until tomorrow at 11:00 o'clock a. m.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Welsh moved to take from the table
House bill No. 434, entitled

A bill to regulate the use of text books, to provide free text books in the public schools of the State and to repeal all acts contravening the provisions of this act.

The motion did not prevail.

Mr. Eaton moved that
House bill No. 405 (file No. 251), entitled

A bill to amend sections 15 and 29 of Act No. 177 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled “An act to provide for the health and safety of persons employed in and about the coal mines of Michigan, for the appointment, qualification, duties and compensation of an inspector of mines, and for the protection and preservation of property connected there. with, and to provide penalties for the violation thereof," being compilers' sections 5530 and 5544 of the Compiled Laws of 1915,

Now on the General Orders, be re-referred to the Committee on Labor. The motion prevailed and the bill was so referred.

By unanimous consent, the House returned to the order of

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Mr. Jerome, Chairman, reported

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,

With the following amendments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in and that when so amended the bill pass:

1. Amend by striking out of line 2 of section 1 the words "one million" and inserting in lieu thereof the words “three hundred.”

2. Amend by inserting in line 3 of section 1 after the word "equipping” the words "one or more units.”

3. Amend by striking out of section 1 commencing after the word "eighteen" in line 6 of said section the words "one hundred seventyfive thousand dollars in the year nineteen hundred nineteen; one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars in the year nineteen hundred twenty ; one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars in the year nineteen hundred twenty-one; one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars in nineteen hundred twenty-two."

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