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A bill to amend Secs. 15 and 16 of Chap. 32 of act No. 215 of the public acts of 1895, entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation of cities of the fourth class," approved May 27, 1895;

Which motion prevailed.
The title as amended was then agreed to.
By the committee on City Corporations:
The committee on City Corporations, to whom was referred
House bill No. 31 (file No. 30), entitled

A bill to provide for public notice and opportunity for a public hearing before the mayor and common council of all cities concerning all special or general city laws, relating to such cities;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House, with the accompanying substitute therefor, entitled:

A bill to provide for the public notice of proposed charter changes and the method by which cities and villages may alter or amend their charters;

Recommending that the substitute be concurred in, and that the substitute do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

P. Herrig,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

The question being on concurring in the substitute reported for the bill by the committee,

The House concurred. The bill was then ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order.

By the committee on State Affairs:
The committee on State Affairs, to whom was referred
House bill No. 1174, entitled

A bill to provide for the appointment of a commission to act in behalf of this State, in conjunction with a similar commission from the state of Ohio in securing definite ascertainment of the boundary line between the State of Michigan and the state of Ohio, and providing compensation therefor;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and have directed me to report the same back to the House, with the accompanying substitute therefor, entitled

A bill to provide for the appointment of a commission to act in behalf of this State, in conjunction with a similar commission from the state of Ohio in securing definite ascertainment of the boundary line between he State of Michigan and the state of Ohio, and providing compensation herefor:

Recommending that the substitute be concurred in, and that the substitute do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

E. S. Williams,

Acting Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

The question being on concurring in the substitute reported for the bill by the committee,

The House concurred.
Ou motion of Mr. Edgar,

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage.

The bill was then read a third time and the question being upon its passage, pending the taking of the vote thereon,

On motion of Mr. C. C. Phillips,
The bill was laid on the table.
By the committee on State Affairs :
The committee on State Affairs, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 272 file No. 157), entitled

A bill to amend Secs. 33 and 38 of act No. 135 of the public acts of 1885, entitled “An act to amend, revise and consolidate the laws organizing asylums for the insane and regulating the care and management thereof, and of the inmates therein, and to repeal act 164, laws of 1859; also act 194, laws of 1877; also act 91, laws of 1873 and the acts amend atory thereto; also act 172, laws of 1873; also act 260, laws of 1895, approved June 3, 1885, being Secs. 1930d2 and 1930d7 of Howell's anno tated statutes;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without amendment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

E. S. Williams,

Acting Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

By the committee on Military Affairs:
The committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 218 (file No. 158), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 2 of act No. 40 of the laws of Michigan of 1877, entitled "An act to provide for or facilitate the incorporation of military or light guard companies for certain purposes,” being Chap. 26 of Howell's annotated statutes, and to add a new section thereto, to be known as Sec. 11;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without amendment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

E. S. Williams,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

On motion of Mr. Peters,
The House took a recess until 7:30 o'clock this evening.

EVENING SESSION.

7:30 o'clock, p. m.

The House met and was called to order by the Speaker.
Roll called: quorum present.

GENERAL ORDER.

On motion of Mr. Fuller,

The House went into committee of the whole on the general order, whereupon

The Speaker called Mr. Jackson to the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and through their chairman, made the following report:

The Speaker pro tem having taken the chair.

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the fol. lowing:

1. House bill No. 430 (file No. 353), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the current expenses of the Michigan State Normal School for the years 1897 and 1898, and for added library facilities;

Have made no amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to report the same back to the House, and recommend its passage.

The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the following:

2. House bill No. 361 (file No. 106), entitled

A bill to provide for the distribution of the estates of insolvents, the jurisdiction, power and duties of certain courts and officers therein, the discharge of the debtor and the punishment of fraudulent and other prohibited acts in relation to the subject matter, being a general insolvency law;

Have made sundry amendments thereto, and have directed their chair. man to report the same back to the House, asking concurrence therein, and recommend its passage.

C. E. Jackson,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. The first named bill was placed on the order of third reading.

The question being on concurring in the amendments made by the comnittee to the second named bill,

The House concurred, and
On motion of Mr. Adams,
The bill was laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Cousins,
The House adjourned.

Lansing, Thursday, May 13, 1897.

The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the Speaker.

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Miller.
Roll called: quorum present.

Absent withont leave: Messrs. Camburn, Lusk, McGill, Petrowsky and Zimmerman.

On motion of Mr. Green,
Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day.
On motion of Mr. F. M. Shepard,
Leave of absence was granted to himself for the afternoon.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE.

The Speaker announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,
Lansing, May 12, 1897.

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Sir-I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the following concurrent resolution:

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That a committee of three, one from the Senate and two from the House, be appointed to act in conjunction with the State Game and Fish Warden and the chairman of the State Board of Fish Commissioners to secure uniform legislation on the subject of fish and game for the States of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois, and report to the next regular session of the legislature by bill; and

Resolved further, That the Governor be requested to inform the Governors of the above named states of the action taken by this legislature con cerning the above subject; Provided, That no expense to the State shall accrue for the services herein provided for; In the adoption of which the Senate has concurred.

Very respectfully,

Charles S. Pierce,

Secretary of the Senate. The resolution was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment and presentation to the Governor. The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, May 12, 1897. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Sir-I am instrueted by the Senate to return to the House the following bill:

House bill No. 1166, entitled

A bill to authorize the township of Gladwin, in Gladwin county, to borrow money to be used in paying outstanding indebtedness of said township, and to issue bonds therefor;

In the passage of which the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators clect has ordered the same to take immediate effect.

Very respectfully,

Charles S. Pierce,

Secretary of the Senate. The bill was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment and presentation to the Governor. The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, May 12, 1897. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Sir-I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the following bill:

House bill No. 676, entitled

A bill to organize the Union school district of the township of Forest in Cheboygan county;

In the passage of which the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect has ordered the same to take immediate effect.

Very respectfully,

Charles S. Pierce,

Secretary of the Senate. The bill was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment and presentation to the Governor. The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER, Lansing, May 12, 1897.

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Sir-I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the following bill:

House bill No. 675, entitled

A bill to organize the Union school district of the township of Waverly, in Cheboygan county;

In the passage of which the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect has ordered the same to take immediate effect.

Very respectfully,
Charles S. Pierce,

Secretary of the Senate. The bill was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment and presentation to the Governor.

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