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JOURNAL

OF

THE SENATE

OF THE

STATE OF MICHIGAN

1925

REGULAR SESSION

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11-5-1925

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NUMBER FIFTY-NINE.

Senate Chamber, Lansing, Friday, April 10, 1925.

10:00 o'clock a. m.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President.

Representative Richard W. McLain of Quincy offered prayer.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

Present: Senators Atwood, Baxter, Bohn, Brower, Butler, Bernie L. Case William L. Case, Gansser, Greene, Herrick, Hinkley, Horton, Howarth, Hunter, Karcher, Leland, Martin, Pearson, Penney, Quinlan, Truettner, Whiteley, Wilcox, Woodruff, Young-25; a quorum.

Absent with leave: Senator Cummings—1.

Absent without leave: Senators Bahorski, Condon, Gettel, Herald and Wood-5.

Mr. Butler moved that the absentees without leave be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

Presentation of Petitions.

Petition No. 392. By Mr. Cummings. Petition of John G. Evans and twentytwo other residents of White Pigeon favoring House Bill No. 207 providing for auto driver's licenses and favoring other House bills.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Bills Printed and Filed.'

The Secretary announced the printing of the following entitled bills and that the said printed bills were placed on file in the Document Room of the Senate April 10, 1925.

House bill No. 482 (file No. 301), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 2 of the Public Acts of 1921, entitled "An act to promote the efficiency of the government of the State, to create a State Administrative Board, to define the powers and duties hereof, to provide for the transfer to said board of powers and duties now vested by law in other boards, commissions, departments and officers of the State, and for the abolishing of certain of the boards, commissions, departments and offices, whose powers and duties are hereby transferred," approved February 23, 1921, and to amend section 10 of said Act as added by Act No. 389 of the Public Acts of 1921, approved May 18, 1921.

House bill No. 376 (file No. 302), entitled

A bill to amend sections 16, 18, 32, 34, 43, 45, 48c and 48d' of Act No. 183 of the Public Acts of 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", being sections 14482, 14484, 14498, 14501, 14510, 14512, 14518 and 14523 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended.

House bill No. 231 (file No. 303), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of Act No. 188 of the Public Acts of 1899, entitled "An act to provide for the taxation of inheritances, transfers of property by will, transfer of property by the intestate laws of the State or transfers of property by deed, grant, bargain, sale or gift made in contemplation of the death of the grantor, vendor or donor or intended to take effect in possession or enjoyment at or after such death,” being section 14525 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as last amended by Act No. 257 of the Public Acts of 1923.

House bill No. 300 (file No. 304), entitled

A bill to amend the title and sections 1, 3 and 7 of Act No. 65 of the Public Acts of 1911, entitled "An act relating to pandering; to define and prohibit the same; to provide for the punishment thereof; and for the competency of certain evidence at the trial thereof”, being sections 15494, 15496 and 15500 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

House bill No. 474 (file No. 305), entitled

A bill to give to the Michigan Public Utilities Commission all rights, powers and authority, of every kind and nature, heretofore given to the Michigan Railroad Commission of the Michigan Public Utilities Commission by Act No. 300 of the Public Acts of 1909 and Act No. 419 of the Public Acts of 1919, and the various amendments thereto; and to restore to the said commission jurisdiction over all matters, and all rights, powers and authority of every kind and nature which may have been suspended by the act of Congress approved March 21, 1918, referred to as the Federal Control Act, and the presidential proclamation thereunder.

House bill No. 481 (file No. 306), entitled

A bill to amend section 3, Act No. 17 of the Public Acts of 1921, entitled "An act to provide for the protection and conservation of the natural resources of the State; to create a Conservation Department; to define the powers and duties thereof; to provide for the transfer to said department of the powers and duties now vested by law in certain boards, commissions and officers of the State; and for the abolishing of the boards, commissions and officers the powers and duties of which are hereby transferred.

Senate bill No. 288 (file No. 293), entitled A bill to repeal Act No. 358 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to provide for the protection of fish in the lakes known as Lake Pleasant and Elk Lake in the county of Lapeer," approved May 10, 1917.

Senate bill No. 289 (file No. 294), entitled

A bill to amend section 6 of Act No. 152 of the Public Acts of 1885, entitled "An act to authorize the establishment of a home for disabled soldiers, sailors and marines in the State of Michigan,” being section 1669 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

Messages from the Governor.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

Executive Office, Lansing, April 10, 1925. To the President of the Senate:

Sir--I have on April 9, approved, signed and this day deposited in the office of the Secretary of State

Senate bill No. 143, (Enrolled No. 21), being

An act to amend sections one and three of act number one hundred fortynine of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred eleven, entitled "An act to provide for the condemnation by State agencies and public corporations of private property for the use or benefit of the public, and to define the terms 'public corporations', 'State agencies' and 'private property' as used herein", being sections three hundred fifty-three and three hundred fifty-five of the Compiled Laws of nineteen hundred fifteen.

Respectfully,
ALEX J. GROESBECK,

Governor.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

Executive Office, Lansing, April 10, 1925. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I have on April 9, approved, signed and this day deposited in the office of the Secretary of State

Senate bill No. 118, (Enrolled No. 22), being

An act to require municipalities owning or operating public utilities to adopt and keep a uniform system of accounts, and to make and publish annual reports relating to the operation of each such utility, and to require the Michigan Public Utilities Commission to prescribe the forms thereof.

Respectfully,
ALEX J. GROESBECK,

Governor.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

Executive Office, Lansing, April 10, 1925. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I have on April 9, approved, signed and this day deposited in the office of the Secretary of State

Senate bill No. 179, (Enrolled No. 26), being An act to amend act number two hundred sixty-four of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred seventeen, entitled "An act to provide for the lighting by artificial means of the highways in unincorporated villages by the township board and to provide for the payment of the expense so incurred”, as last amended by act number sixty-nine of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred twenty-three, by adding thereto three new sections to be known as sections three, four and five.

Respectfully,
ALEX J. GROESBECK,

Governor.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

Executive Office, Lansing, April 10, 1925. To the President of the Senate:

Sir--I have on April 9, approved, signed and this day deposited in the office of the Secretary of State

Senate bill No. 171, (Enrolled No. 31), being

An act to amend section three of act number two hundred seventy-eight of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred nine, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of villages and for revising and amending their charters", being section two thousand eight hundred forty-five of the Compiled Laws of nineteen hundred fifteen, as amended by act number two hundred fifty-six of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred nineteen.

Respectfully,
ALEX J. GROESBECK,

Governor.
Messages From the House,

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting House bill No. 32 (file No. 140), entitled

A bill to amend section 4 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," being section 3307 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as last amended by Act No. 119 of the Public Acts of 1923.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill and had ordered that it take immediate effect, in which action the concurrence of the Senate was requested.

The message further informed the Senate that the House had ordered that the bill be known as the “Callender Bill."

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

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