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Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was read a first and second time by its title and, pending its reference

On motion of Mr. Teeple,

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the Senators present vot. ing therefor, and the bill was placed on its immediate passage.

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 27, 1897.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 609, entitled

A bill to legalize the return made by the county treasurer of Mason county of the delinquent taxes of said county for the year 1895 and to provide for the collection of such delinquent taxes;

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect been ordered to take immediate effect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate 18 respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was read a first and second time by its title and, pending its reference

On motion of Mr. Flood,

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting therefor, and the bill was placed on its immediate passage.

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.
Mr. Barnard
Mr. Jibb

Mr. Preston
Barnum
Lawrence

Robinson
Bostwick
Loomis

Savidge
Campbell
Maitland

Teeple
Covell
Mason

Wagar
Flood
Merriman

Warner
Forsyth
Moore

Westcott
Hadsall
Mudge

Youmans
Hughes

Prescott

NAY8.
Title agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Flood,

By a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect the bill was ordered to take immediate effect.

The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 27, 1897.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 1008 (file No. 335), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 87 of act No. 206 of the public acts of 1893, as amended by act No. 154 of the public acts of 1895, entitled “An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy and collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased; and to repeal act No. 200 of the public acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act;"

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the committee on Taxation.

The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 27, 1897. To the President of the Senate:

Sir am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:

House bill No. 776 (file No. 190), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 29 of Chap. 96 of Howell's annotated statutes, being compiler's Sec. 3624, relative to plank road companies.

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the committee on Roads and Bridges.

The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 27, 1897.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 108 (file No. 329), entitled

A bill to amend Chap. 45 of the revised statutes of the State of Michi. gan of 1846, entitled “Firing of woods and prairies,” the same being Chap. 328 of Howell's annotated statutes, by adding three new sections thereto to stand as Secs. 4, 5 and 6 of said chapter;

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the committee on State Affairs.

The President also announced the following:

House OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 27, 1897.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 1125 (file No. 284), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 1 of Chap. 155 of the compiled laws of 1871, being compiler's Sec. 5834 of Howell's annotated statutes, relative to letters testamentary;

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

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

The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 27, 1897.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 567 (file No. 369), entitled

A bill to provide for the committing of indigent insane persons to the Wayne county insane asylum, and for the transfer of such persons to the State asylum, and from the State asylum to said county asylum, and to provide for the support and maintenance of such insane persons;

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the committee on Asylums for the Insane at Pontiac and Newberry.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Loomis moved to take from the table,
House bill No. 53 (file No. 80), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 1 of act No. 95 of the public acts of 1895, approved April 26, 1895, entitled "An act to provide for the compulsory education of children, for the punishment of truancy, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of the same;'

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Loomis,

The bill was referred to the committee on Conference heretofore appointed on the above bill.

Mr. Prescott moved to take from the table,
House bill No. 337 (file No. 312), entitled
A bill in relation to police matrons in the several cities of the State;
Which motion prevailed.

The question being on the adoption of the substitute received by the Senate on Thursday last,

The substitute was adopted.
The question then being on the passage of the bill as substituted,
Mr. Prescott moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. By inserting in line 7 of Sec. 1, after the word "aldermen," the words "or police commission."

2. By inserting in line 3 of Sec. 1, after the word “State," the words, "or in cities having a police commission, the police commission;"

Which amendments were received, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor.

The amendments then prevailed and the bill was so amended.
The question then being on the passage of the bill, as amended,
Mr. Prescott moved that the bill be printed in today's Journal;
Which motion prevailed.

The following is the bill:
Substitute for House bill No. 337 (file No. 312),

A bill to provide for police matrons in certain cities of the State, to define their powers and duties, and to provide for designating station houses or departments thereof, for the detention of women and children under arrest in said cities.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the board of aldermen in every city of ten thousand inhabitants or more, in this State, or in cities having a police commission, the police commission shall, within three months after the passage of this act designate one or more station houses or a separate department in any such station house, or county jail within their respective cities for the detention of all women and children under arrest, and such board of aldermen or police commission may, at any time thereafter so designate any additional station house or station houses or separate department or departments thereof; and may declare such station house or station houses or such separate department or departments thereof to be no longer so designated;

Provided, At least one station house or separate department thereof shall always remain so designated in such city.

Sec. 2. Immediately upon such designation of a station house in any city the mayor thereof or, in counties where the prisoners of the county seat as a city are confined in the county jail, the sheriff shall appoint for each station house so designated one or more respectable women, none of whom shall be under twenty-five years of age, who shall be known as police matrons. No woman shall be appointed police matron unless recommended for such office in writing by at least twenty women in good standing and residents in the city in which such appointment is made. The police matron shall not be appointed for any definite term, but shall hold office until removal. She may be removed at any time for cause by the mayor, or, in cities having a police commission, by said commission, or, in county jails where appointed by the sheriff, by said sheriff; by a written order stating the cause of removal. Upon the death, resignation or removal of a police matron, her successor shall be appointed in the manner aforesaid as soon as may be.

Provided, That in cities having a board of police commissioners the appointment of such police matron shall be made by such board, or in counties where the prisoners of the county seat as a city, are confined in the county jail, the sheriff of said county shall appoint said matron.

The respective hours of service of the police matron shall be so arranged by the authorities in charge that in the city of Detroit at least one matron shall at all hours of the day and night be on duty, and in each of the other cities one shall at all hours be near to and within call of each police station designated as above provided.

Every police matron within the city of Detroit shall, during her hours of service, remain constantly on duty at the station at which she serves, and every police matron in each of the other cities shall reside at or near the station to which she is attached and shall hold herself in readiness to answer any call therefrom during her hours of service so long as any woman remains confined therein.

Sec. 4. The police matron shall have subject only to the general control of the authorities in charge, the entire care of all women and chil.

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