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Mr. McArthur presented
Petition No. 369

Petition of Lela Wilcox Trohtner and 12 other teachers of Eaton Rapids, Eaton 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.

Mr. Evans presented
Petition No. 370

Petition of C. D. Mitchell and 91 other residents of Adrian, Lenawee county, protesting against any change in the law regulating the sale of spices, extracts, etc., by rural retailers.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

ANNOUNCEMENT BY CLERK OF PRINTING OF BILLS.

The Clerk announced that the following named bills had been printed and placed upon the files of the members Wednesday, March 28:

Ilouse bill No. 244 (file No. 290), entitled

A bill to authorize the State Game, Fish and Forest Fire Commissioner of the Public Domain ('ommission to issue permits to hunters to take one deer for camp purposes and to provide a penalty for the illegal use of such permits.

House bill No. 1:3.5 (file No. 291), entitled
A bill to permit the killing of fox squirrels in certain townships.
House bill No. 257 (file No. 2921, entitled

A bill to amend sections 14 and 15 of Act No. 156 of the Public Acts of 1851, as amended by Act No. 36 of the Public Acts of 1909 and as amended by Art No. 96 of the Public Acts of 1911, the same being sections 2487 and 2488 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, and relating to the organization, vacation, division or alteration of townships.

House bili No. 482 (file No. 293), entitled

A bill to authorize boards of supervisors to appropriate money for the marking of historical places within their respective counties.

Senate bill No. 72 (file No. 246), entitled

A bill to amend the title and section 1 of Act No. 74 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan for the year 1905, entitled "An act to protect ginseng growers and owners and providing a penalty for breaking down, digging, destroying, taking or carrying away any ginseng or ginseng seed," approved April 26, 1903, being section of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

Senate bill No. 200 (file No. 217), entitled

A bill to improve the method of appointing county school examiners, by amending section 1 of Act No. 147 of the Public Acts of 1891, entitled “An act to provide for the election of a county commissioner of schools and for the payment of school examiners, to define the duties and fix the compensation of the same, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of this act," the same being section 4817 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as last amended by Act No 231 of the Public Acts of 1913.

Senate bill No. 235 (file No. 245), entitled

A bill to provide for the organization of school districts in cities having a population of over one hundred thousand and less than two hundred fifty thousand inhabitants; to provide for a board of education for such districts; and prescribing the powers and duties of such board.

Senate joint resolution No. 11 (file No. 249), entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 7 of article X of the Constitution, to provide for the exemption from taxation of personal property and improvements upon land and a site value tax on real property.

Senate bill No. 287 (file No. 250), entitled

A bill to provide for safety to life and property in this State in the use, handling, storage and sale of inflammable liquids and products thereof in the State of Michigan; to provide co-operation between the offices of the State Oil Inspector and the office of the State Fire Marshal; to provide standards for inflammable liquids used for motor fuels and to fix fees to cover the inspectional work required by this act.

The Clerk announced that the following named bills had been printed and placed upon the files of the members Thursday, March 29:

House bill No. 351 (file No. 294), 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.

House bill No. 327 (file No. 295), 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."

House bill No. 492 (file No. 296), entitled

A bill to amend sections 9, 10, 11, 18, 23, 27, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38, and to repeal sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28 and 30 of Act No. 184 of the Public Acts of 1893, being sections 1718, 1719, 1720, 1721, 1722, 1723, 1724, 1725, 1726, 1727, 1729, 1730, 1731, 1733, 1734, 1735, 1736, 1738, 1739, 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743, 1745, 1746, 1749, 1750, 1751 and 1752 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended by Act No. 220 of the Public Acts of 1905, Act No. 90 of the Public Acts of 1909, and Act No. S1 of the Public Acts of 1911, entitled “An act to provide for the enrollment, organization, equipment, maintenance, and discipline of the naval militia of the State," approved May 31, 1893.

House bill No. 455 (file No. 298), entitled

A bill to provide for the appointment of a chief clerk, an assistant chief clerk and an abstract clerk in the office of the Auditor General, and to fix the salaries thereof.

House bill No. 19 (file No. 299), entitled

A bill to make it unlawful to publish, sell or have in possession reports of betting odds on horse races, or proposed horse races, and to provide a penalty therefor.

House bill No. 474 (file No. 300), entitled

A bill to permit religious societies and churches incorporated under any law of this State to receive, hold and use in trust and otherwise, gifts and bequests for certain purposes.

Senate bill No. 288 (file No. 251), entitled

A bill to prevent the killing or taking of perch in any of the waters within the jurisdiction of this State by any device or means otherwise than with hook and line or rod held in hand, from and after the twentieth day of April in each year until the first day of June in each year, and to provide a penalty for violation thereof.

Senate bill No. 289 (file No. 252), entitled

A bill to amend chapter 54 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 sections 13815 to 13863 inclusive, of the Compiled Laws of 1915, by adding a new section thereto to stand as section 20.

Senate bill No. 290 (file No. 253), entitled

A bill to amend section 6 of Act No. 28:3 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 pow. ers, duties and compensation of State, county, township and district highway officials," approved June 2, 1909, being compilers' section 1182 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

Senate bill No. 291 (file No. 254), entitled

A bill to amend section 38 of Act No. 205 of the Public Acts of 1887, entitled "An act to revise the laws authorizing the business of banking and to establish a Banking Department for the supervision of such business," as amended, the same being section 8008 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

Senate bill No. 292 (file No. 255), entitled

A bill to authorize the Board of State Auditors to sell and convey certain real estate.

Senate bill No. 294 (file No. 256), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 3 of Act No. 350 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled "An act to enable counties to establish and maintain public hospitals, levy a tax and issue bonds therefor, elect hospital trustees, maintain training schools for nurses, provide suitable means for the care of tuberculous persons and to make possible the ultimate establishment of an adequate supply of hospitals."

Senate bill No. 297 (file No. 257), entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of Act No. 77 of the Public Acts of 1869, entitled "An act in relation to life insurance companies transacting business within this State," being section 7196 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended by Act No. 42 of the Public Acts of 1915.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

The Committee on Printing. by Mr. C. J. Reed, Chairman, reported
The written request of Mr. Ormsbee for the printing of
House bill No. 493,
With the recommendation that the request be granted.
The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

The question being on concurring in the recommendation of the committee,

The recommendation was concurred in, and the bill ordered printed.

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

House bill No. 168, entitled

A bill making an appropriation for the completing of the armory at Owosso, 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 3 of section 1 the words “three thousand five hundred dollars” and inserting in lieu thereof the words "two thousand forty-six dollars and sixty-five cents."

2. Amend by inserting after the word "expenses" in line 4 of section 1 the words "for excavating and concrete work for foundations."

3. Amend by striking out after the word “excavated" in line 6 of section 1 the words “to place fire escapes on said armory and to otherwise complete the structure.”

4. Amend by strikinig out of line 33 of section :3 the words "three thousand five hundred dollars" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "two thousand forty-six dollars and sixty-five cents."

The report was accepted and the coinmittee discharged.

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

The amendments were adopted.

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

The Committee on Agriculture, by Mr. Wells, Chairman, reported
Senate bill No. 926 (file No. 212), entitled

A bill to accept the requirements and benefits of an act of congress, approved February 23, 1917, relating to appropriations to be made by the federal government to the several States for the support and control of instruction in agriculture, the trades, industries and home economics, and for the preparation of teachers of vocational subjects; to designate the State Board of Education as the board of control for vocational education; to provide for the proper custody and administration of funds received by the State from such appropriations; and to provide for appropriations by the State and by local school authorities to meet the fonditions of said act of congress,

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 Public Lands and Forestry Interests, by Mr. Farrier, Chairman, reported

Senate bill No. 115 (file No. 165), entitled

I bill to authorize the Public Domain Commission to sell or dispose of primary school, swamp, tax homestead or other lands under the control of said l'ublic Domain Commission, in pieces or parcels less than a legal subdivision, for a right of way over and across any of said lands to any telephone, telegraph, transmission or power company or corporation, and to authorize the Board of Agriculture to sell or dispose of Agricultural College lands outside of the losco and Alcona Forest Reserve, in. pieces or parcels of less than a legal subdivision to the said telephone, telegraph, transmission or power companies for a similar purpose, With the recommendation that the bill pass. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the veneral orders.

The Committee on Public Lands and Forestry Interests. by Mr. Farrier, Chairman, reported

Senate bill No. 172 (file No. 176), entitled

A bill to amend section 5 of Act No. 249 of the Public Acts of 1903, entitled "An act to provide for the preservation of the forests of this State and for the prevention and suppression of forest and prairie fires." as amended, the same being section 769 of the Compiled Laws of 1915,

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 City Corporations, by Mr. Kooyers, Chairman, reported Senate bill No. 158 (file No. 114), entitled

bill to amend section 27 of Act No. 279 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of cities and for revising and amending their charters," as amended by Act No. 5 of the l'ublic Acts of 191:3, being section :3:3:30 of the Compiled Laws of 1915,

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

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

The Committee on City Corporations, by Mr. Kooyers, Chairman, reported

Senate bill No. 254 (file No. 210), entitled
A bill to amend section 92 of chapter 30 of Act No. 215 of the Public

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