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· House Bill No. 382 (file No. 258), entitled

A bill to authorize the common council of the village of Bellaire, Antrim county, subject to the approval of the electors of said village, to issue bonds for the purpose of reconstructing its electric light and power plant and to provide equipment therefor, and to provide for the payment of such bonds,

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members-elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS

Anderson
Armstrong
Bartlett
Beam
Binning
Birkholm
Black
Brainerd
Brake
Braun
Bristow
Bryant
Callender
Campbell, J. L.
Campbell, W. B.
Carter
Clancy
Clement
Cowan
Crutchfield
Culver
Curtis
DeBoer
Deshano

Dexter
Dykstra
Espie
Evans
Farrand
Farrier
Fitch
Fuller
Gardner
Gillett
Green
Haight
Harris
Hartman
Hartzog
Holland
Hosking
Howell
Hoyt
Hulett
Jewell
Johnson
Kirby
Kooyers

Langsford
Lawson
Lewis
Look
MacDonald
MacKinnon
Madill
McEachron
McKenzie
McLain
McNitt
Miller
Ming
Morrison, D. F.
Morrison, E. C.
Musson
Netting
O'Beirne
Oberdorffer
O'Connell
Odell
Ormsbee
Osborn
Palmer

Peters
Preston
Rauchholz
Read, J. Herbert
Reed, Chas H.
Reid, Archie M.
Richardson
Rorick
Roxburgh
Sink
Skeels
Smedley
Snow
Strauch
Thomas, Walter J
Turner
Upjohn
Wade
Walters
Warner
Watson
Wells, Hayes E.
Speaker

95

NAYS

The House agreed to the title of the bill.
Mr. Beam moved that the bill be given immediate effect.
The motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members-elect voting therefor.

Motions and Resolutions.

Mr. Lawson made written request for the printing of
House Bill No. 474-

A bill to restore to the Michigan Public Utilities Commission all rights, including those given to the Michigan Railroad Commission.

The request was referred to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. DeBoer made written request for the printing of
House Bill No. 483-

A bill to provide for the preparation of a contour topographical survey map of the State, and to make an appropriation therefor.

The request was referred to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. Hayes E. Wells made written request for the printing of
House Bill No. 486-
A bill to make an additional appropriation for the building of armories.
The request was referred to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. Callender offered the following resolution:
House Resolution No. 19%
A resolution relative to apportionment.

Whereas House Bill No. 162 entitled "A bill to provide for the apportionment of representatives among the several counties of the State" was introduced by Representative Culver on the 12th day of February, 1925, and referred to the Committee on Apportionment, and

Whereas, on the 3rd day of April, 1925, at a regular session of this House the Committee on Apportionment, by its Chairman, Walter J. Thomas, reported to this House a substitute bill, the contents and provisions of which were unknown to the majority members of this body, and

Whereas, the Journal of the House shows that a majority of the members thereof on said date voted not to receive and thereby learn the contents of said substitute bill, and

Whereas, it was impossible for the members to know the contents of said bill or whether the same pertained to the important subject of reapportionment of representatives as required by the Constitution, without first receiving and having opportunity to read and examine said substitute bill, therefore be it

Resolved, That a Committee of three (3) members be appointed by the Speaker of this House to forthwith procure from the standing Committee on Apportionment, said substitute bill above referred to or a copy thereof and report the same to this House with such recommendations as the Committee may deem proper.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules and Resolutions.

Mr. Darin entered the House and took his seat.

General Orders of The Day,

The Speaker called Mr, Culver to the chair, to preside during the sitting of the Committee of the Whole.

After a time spent in the consideration of bills and joint resolution upon the general orders the committee rose and, through its chairman, made a report recommending the passage, without amendment, of the following bills and joint resolution:

House Bill No. 265 (file No. 215)

A bill to provide for registration of births and deaths, appointment of registrars and physician's reports,

House Bill No. 253 (file No. 216)

A bill to amend Act No. 27, Public Acts of 1909—to abolish fee paid to physicians for reports on tubercular persons, and to provide for revocation of licenses for false reports,

House Bill No. 117 (file No. 236)-
A bill to amend Act No. 140, Public Acts of 1919-mechanic's lien,
House Joint Resolution No. 6 (file No. 237)—

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 9, article 5 of the Constitution-increasing compensation of members of the legislature,

House Bill No. 396 (file No. 259)—
A bill to prohibit obstructions and encroachments on public highways, etc.

The bills and joint resolution were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole also reported
House Bill No. 427 (file No. 218)—
A bill to authorize the sale of certain Kalamazoo State Hospital lands.

The committee recommended the adoption of the following amendment thereto, and the passage of the bill when so amended:

1. Amend by striking out of line 20 of section 1 the word "south” and inserting in lieu thereof the word "north".

The question being on the adoption of the proposed amendment made by the committee,

The amendment was adopted and the bill was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole also reported
House Bill No. 292 (file No. 260)—

A bill to amend Act No. 302, Public Acts of 1915—an act to provide for the registration, identification and regulation of motor vehicles,

The committee recommended the adoption of the following amendments thereto, and the passage of the bill when so amended:

1. Amend by inserting in line 2 of section 5 after the letter "a" the word “revised."

2. Amend by inserting in line 2 of section 5 after the word "List" the word "monthly."

3. Amend by inserting in line 8 of section 29 after the word "be" the word "conclusively."

The question being on the adoption of the proposed amendments made by the committee,

The amendments were adopted and the bill was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole also reported
House Bill No. 288 (file No. 247)—
A bill to authorize townships to acquire and operate hydro-electric plants.

The committee recommended that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Towns and Counties.

The question being on concurring in the recommendation made by the committee,

The recommendation was concurred in and the bill was so referred.

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions.

Mr. DeBoer moved that the hour of the meeting of the House on Wednesday, April 8, be fixed at 10 o'clock a. M. The motion prevailed.

Mr. Upjohn moved that a respectful message be sent to the Senate, requesting the return to the House of

House Bill No. 296 (file No. 141)—

A bill to prohibit the entering of dwellings, etc., without the consent of the owner thereof.

The motion prevailed,

Mr. Howell made written request for the printing of
House Bill No. 475–
A bill to prohibit the use of gill nets in taking fish from Saginaw bay.
The request was referred to the Committee on Printing.

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Messages from the Senate.

A message was received from the Senate returning
House Bill No. 252 (file No. 111)-

A bill to amend Act No. 59, Public Acts of 1915—an act to provide for the construction, improvement and maintenance of highways.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill.

The bill was referred to the Clerk for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

A message was received from the Senate returning
House Bill No. 302 (file No. 154)—

A bill to amend Act No. 156, Session Laws of 1851—to change date of annual meeting of Wayne county board of supervisors.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill.

The bill was referred to the Clerk for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 116 (file No. 79), entitled

A bill to authorize the legal representatives or trustees of the estate of deceased persons, minors, and mentally incompetent persons being administered in probate courts to commence and prosecute proceedings in a court of chancery to adjudicate the rights of adverse claimants and the legal representatives and trustees acting under conflicting proceedings to property in possession of those commencing the proceedings.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill.

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

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate bill No. 136 (file No. 99), entitled

A bill to provide for the disposition of the property in the State of Michigan of persons who have been absent from their last known place of abode for the continuous period of seven years with their whereabouts also unknown to those persons most likely to know thereof, and who have not been heard from by such persons during said period; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill.

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

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 194 (file No. 190), entitled

A bill to amend section 25 of chapter 12 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, known as “The Judicature Act of 1915," being section 12376 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill.

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

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 216 (file No. 213), entitled

A bill to provide for the marking of public highways; and to regulate the erecting and maintaining of signs, guide posts, markers and advertising devices on or along public highways.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Se had passed the bill, and had ordered that it take immediate effect.

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

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 225 (file No. 222), entitled

A bill to provide for the purchase and condemnation of private property for public highway purposes.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill, and had ordered that it take immediate effect.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Com. mittee on Roads and Bridges.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 242 (file No. 245), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 2 of Act No. 205 of the Public Acts of 1881, entitled "An act to require justices of the peace to make reports to prosecuting attorneys in criminal and other proceedings before them, to which the people are a party, or in which the county may be liable for any costs," being sections 15813 and 15814 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill.

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

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 243 (file No. 246), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 2 of Act No. 6 of the Public Acts of 1907, Extra Session, entitled, as amended, "An act to define and regulate the treatment and control of dependent, neglected and delinquent children, to prescribe the jurisdiction of the probate court, and the powers, duties and compensation of the probate judge and the probate register with regard thereto; to provide for the appointment of county agents, register of the juvenile division, probation officers and referees and to prescribe their powers, duties and compensation and to provide for the granting of re-hearings and modifications of orders, sentences and decrees of said court," being sections 2011 and 2012 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 105 of the Public Acts of 1923.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill.

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

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 244 (file No. 247), entitled

A bill to amend section 15 of chapter 65 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled “The Judicature Act of 1915”, being section 14159 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill.

The bill was read a first and second time by Its title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 245 (file No. 248), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of chapter 64 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled “The Judicature Act of 1915", being section 14139 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 70 of the Public Acts of 1923.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill.

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