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4. Amend by inserting in line 3 of section 3 after the word "equipping” the words "one or more uits.”

5. Amend by striking out of lines 4, 5, 6 and 7 of section 3 the words "a like sum for each of the years, nineteen hundred eighteen, nineteen hundred nineteen, nineteen hundred twenty, nineteen hundred twentyone, and nineteen hundred twenty-two," and inserting in lieu thereof the words “for the year nineteen hundred eighteen, the sum of one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars."

The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

The question being on the avioption of the amendments to the bill recommended by the committee,

The amendments were adopted.

The bill was referred to the l'ommitee of the Whole and placeil on the general orders.

The Committee on Wars und Meas, by Mr. Jerome, Chairman, l'eported

Ilouse 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 year's ending June 30, 1918, and Jme :30, 1919, 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 inserting in line 4 of section 1 after the word "sixty" the word “tive.

2. Amend by inserting in line is of section 1 after the word “sixty" the word 'five.

3. Ameud by striking out of line 1 of section the words “ten thousurd dollar's anil twenty-two cents" and inserung in lieu thereof the Words "ten thousand eight hudred ninety-four dollars."

1. Amend by striking out line 12 of section ? and inserting in lieu thereof the words “filing case, one hundred twenty-eiglit dollars."

. Imend by striking out line 1:3 of section and inserting in lieu thereof the words -boiler, eleven hundred lifty ilollars; well, eight hun

red dollar's; changing suction line, three hundred seventy-five dolla's; changing distributing mains, four hundred fifty dollars."

6. Amend by inserting after line 1. of sertion ? the words “nursery porel, five hundred forty-one dollars."

7. Amend by striking out of lives and 33 of section 4 the words “seventy thousand dollars and twenty-two cents" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "seventy-five thousand eight hundred ninety-four dollars."

8. Amend by striking out of line # of sertion 1 after the word “thousandl" the words “one hundred sixty-one."

The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

The question being on the adoption of the amendments to the bill recommended by the committee, The amendments were adopted.

The bill was referred to the ('ommittee ofthe Whole and placed on the general orders.

By unanimous consent, the Ilouse returned to the order of

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. McArthur introduced
Ilonse bill No. 5:35, entitled

A bill to establish a minimun rate of salaries to be paiul public school teachers, such rate being based on the educational qualifications of the teacher.

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

Mr. Wagner introduced
Hlouse bill No. 536, entitled

A bill to provide for the payment of a tax on fish taken from the water's of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Erie, and the bars and harbors connected therewith within the jurisilietion of this State, and to provide for the method of collection and expenditure of the proceeds from such tax, and to prescribe a penalty for the violation thereof.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the ('omnittee on Fish and Fisheries.

Mr. Welsh introduced
House bill No. 3:37, entitled

A bill to amend section :30 of Act No. 18: of the Public Acts of 1897, approved May 19, 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," the same being section 11496 of the ('ompile Laws of 1915.

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

Mr. Root moved that the House adjourn.
The motion prevailed, the time being 5:3.5 o'clock p. m.

The Speaker declared the House a ljourned until tomorrow at 11:00 o'clock a. m.

CHARLES S. PIERCE, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

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The House was called to order by the Speaker.

Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. H. B. Wade, of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, of Lansing.

The roll of the House was called by the Clerk, who announced that a quorum was present.

Mr. Littlejohn was absent with leave.
Mr. Weissert was absent without leave.

Mr. Ewing moved that the absentee without leave be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Ewing asked and obtained an indefinite leave of absence for himself after 3:00 o'clock today.

I'RESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

Mr. Toepel presented
Petition No. 361

Petition of Chas. E. Townsend and 401 other residents of the State, favoring the passage of Senate bill No. 279, creating a State Welfare department.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Mr. Welsh presented l'etition No. 362

Petition of R. F. Veenstra and 18 other residents of Grand Rapids, Kent county, favoring the passage of Senate bill No. 279, creating a State welfare department.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Mr. Hopkins presented
Petition No. 36:3

Petition of Mrs. E. Foster and 26 other residents of Manistee, Manistee county, favoring the passage of House bill No. 58, providing for censorship of moving pictures.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Mr. Galloway presented
Petition No. 361

L'etition of E. II. Ladd and 4 other dealers in tobaccos, of l'ittsforil, Hillsdale county, protesting against the passage of House bill No. 15:3, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, etc., of cigarettes.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Healthi.

Mr. Daigneau presented
Petition No. 36.)

Petition of C. E. Valentine and 76 other members of the First Congregational Church of Benton Harbor, Berrien county, favoring the passage of House bill No. 58, providing for censorship of moving pictures,

The petition was referrell to the Committee on State Afï'airs.

Mr. Daigneau presented l'etition No. 366

Petition of Clarence S. Smith and 19 other residents of Berrien comty: lavoring the passage of Ilouse bill No. IS, providing for censorship of moving pictures.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Mr. Farrier presental
Petition No. 367

Petition of II. H. Gilpin anel 11 other teachers of Rogers, Presque Isle county, favoring the passage of House bill No. 312, amending Act No. 17+ of the Public dots of 1915, providing for a retirement fund for teachers in certain cases.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Education.

Mr. Farrier presented l'etition No. 368

Petition of Florence Nagle and 6 other teachers of Hillman, Montmorency couty, faroring the passage of House bill No. 342, amending Act No. 174 of the Public Acts of 1915, providing for a retirement fuel for teachers in certain cases.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Education.

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