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

.. 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 adoption of the amendments to the bill recommended by the committee,

The amendments were adopted.

The bill was referred to the Commitee of the Whole and placed on the general orders.

The ('ommittee on Wars and Means, 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, 1915 and June 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. **

Amend by inserting in line 5 of section 1 after the word "sixty" the word “five."

3. Amend by striking out of line 1 of section ? the words “ten thousaud dollar's and twenty-two cents" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "ten thousand eight hundred ninety-four dollars.”

1. Amend by striking out line 12 of section and inserting in lien thereof the words "tiling case, one hundred twenty-eight dollars."

5. Amend by striking out line 1:3 of section ? and inserting in lien thereof the words "boiler, eleven hundred fifty dollars; well, eight hundred dollar's; changing suction line, three hundred seventy-five dollars: changing distributing mains, four hundred fifty dollars."

(i. mend by inserting after line 105 of section ? the words “nursery poreli, five hundred forty-one dollars."

7. Amend by striking out of lines and 3 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 4 of section 4 after the word "thousand" 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 Committee ofthe Whole and placed on the general orders.

By unanimous consent, the House returned to the order of

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

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

A bill to establish a minimum rate of salaries to be paid 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
IIouse bill No. 536, entitled

A bill to proyide for the payment of a tax on fish taken from the waters of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Brie, and the bays 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 Committee on Fish and Fisheries.

Mr. Welsh introduced
Hlouse bill No. 537, entitled

A bill to amend section 30 of Act No. 18:3 of the Public Acts of 1897, approved May 29, 1897, entitleil "An act to provide for the appointment and to fix the term of office, duties and compensation of circuit (ourt stenographers in the State of Michigan," the same being section 11496 of the Compiled 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 5:35 o'clock p. m.

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

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

FIFTY-SEVENTH DAY.!

Lansing, Thursday, March 29.

11:00 o'clock a. m.

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. 363

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

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Mr. Galloway presented
Petition No. 364

Petition of E. II. Ladd and 4 other dealers in tobaccos, of Pittsford. Hillsdale county, protesting against the passage of House bill No. 453. prohibiting the manufacture, sale, etc., of cigarettes.

The petition was referred to the Committee on l'ublic Health.

Mr. Daigneau presented
Petition No. 365

l'etition of C. E. Valentine and 76 other members of the First Congre. gational Church of Benton Harbor, Berrien 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. Daigneau presented
Petition No. 366

Petition of Clarence S. Smith and 19 other residents of Berrien county, favoring the passage of Ilouse bill No. 58, providing for censorship of moving pictures.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Mr. Farrier presentel
Petition No. 367

Petition of H. H. Gilpin and 11 other teachers of Rogers, Presque Isle county, favoring the passage of Ilouse 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. Farrier presented l'etition No. 368

Petition of Florence Nagle and 6 other teachers of Hillman, Montmorency county, favoring 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.

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