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House Bill No. 441 (file No. 286)-
A bill to provide for the protection of homing pigeons.
House Bill No. 468 (file No. 287)—

A bill to amend Act No. 411, Public Acts of 1919-an act to regulate the business of canning and preserving.

House Bill No. 424 (file No. 288)—
A bill to amend Act No. 136, Public Acts of 1893-teachers' certificates.
House Bill No. 394 (file No. 289)-

A bill to provide for the construction, improvement and maintenance of township roads by boards of county road commissioners.

Senate Bill No. 284 (file No. 289)

A bill to provide certain requirements in written instruments conveying or mortgaging real estate or any interest therein and to repeal Act No. 79, Public Acts of 1915.

Senate Bill No. 285 (file No. 290)—

A bill to make an appropriation for the purchase of site for and erection of Tuberculosis Sanatorium.

Senate Bill No. 286 (file No. 291)

A bill to make an appropriation to erect and esta lish a Women's Training School at the village of Okemos, Ingham county.

The Clerk also announced the enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Tuesday, April 7, 1925, for his approval, of the following named bills:

House Bill No. 188 (file No. 55, enrolled No. 21)—

A bill to amend Act No. 206, Public Acts of 1893_taxation of charitable homes of fraternal or secret societies.

House Bill No. 97 (file No. 72, enrolled No. 22)

A bill to amend Act No. 314, Public Acts of 1915—-Judicature Act-to provide that all counties shall receive the benefit of the "County law library fund."

House Bill No. 46 (file No. 30, enrolled No. 23)—

A bill to amend Act No. 305, Public Acts of 1915—an act to prescribe the duties of the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, etc.

House Bill No. 212 (file No. 110, enrolled No. 24)

A bill to authorize boards of supervisors to make appropriations to subsidize certain private institutions or agencies.

Reports of Standing Committees.

The Committee on Labor, by Mr Carter, Acting Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 50 (file No. 159)-
A bill to make appropriations for the Department of Labor and Industry,
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The Committee on State Affairs, by Mr. Curtis, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 229 (file No. 227)—

A bill to provide for the making and maintenance of certain public improvements by two adjoining municipalities and for the assessment of the cost thereof,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

The Committee on State Affairs, by Mr. Curtis, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 163 (file No. 144)-

A bill to amend Act No. 317, Public Acts of 1921-an act to license and regulate the business of making loans,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

The Committee on State Affairs, by Mr. Curtis, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 226 (file No. 224)—

A bill to amend Act No. 113, Public Acts of 1909-an act regulating steam vessels and vessels operated by machinery,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

The Committee on State Affairs, by Mr. Curtis, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 473-
A bill to make an appropriation for the payment of claims against the State,
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The Committee on State Capitol and Public Buildings, by Mr. McKenzie, Chairman, reported

Senate Bill No. 61 (file No. 166)—
A bill to make appropriations for the Superintendent of the Capitol,

With the recommendation that the following amendments be adopted and that the bill then pass:

1. Amend by striking out of line 3, section 1, the words “two hundred ten thousand" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "two hundred fifteen thousand two hundred."

2. Amend by inserting after line 13, section 1, two new lines to read as follows: "Repairing lighting fixtures

4,200.00 Improvements on grounds

1,000.00." The figures are to appear in the column headed “For fiscal year ending June 30, 1926."

3. Amend by striking out of line 14, section 1, the figures "210,000.00" and inserting in lieu thereof the figures “215,200.00.”

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

The amendments were adopted.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The Committee on Conservation, by Mr. Ming, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 481-

A bill to amend Act No. 17, Public Acts of 1921—to give the Commission of Conservation authority to buy, sell, exchange or condemn lands,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

The Committee on Conservation, by Mr. Ming, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 197 (file No. 206)—

A bill to prescribe the powers and duties of the Director of Conservation in connection with the enforcement of the game and fish laws,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

The Committee on Conservation, by Mr. Ming, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 165 (file No. 146)—

A bill to provide for the establishment of commercial forest reserves and for the administration and taxation thereof,

With the recommendation that the following amendments be adopted and that the bill then pass:

1. Amend by striking out of line 3, section 2, the word "cut" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "removed".

2. Amend by inserting in line 16, of section 2, after the word "products" the words "and to exclude land not sufficiently stocked with young growth either by planting or natural reproduction to promise to become a satisfactory stand of merchantable timber,"

3. Amend by striking out of line 2, section 3, the words "from which the mature forest products have been removed and".

4. Amend by striking out of line 6, section 5, the words “not less than five cents per acre and not more than twelve and one-half cents per acre as determined by the Department of Conservation" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "five cents per acre on pine lands which conform substantially with the requirements heretofore specified in section two of this act and a specific tax of ten cents per acre on hardwood lands which conform substantially with the requirements heretofore specified in section two of this act”.

5. Amend by inserting in line 18, of section 7, after the word “Conservation" the words "All fees received by the Department of Conservation by virtue of withdrawals from listing as hereinbefore provided shall be distributed as follows: one-half to the State Treasurer to be covered into the general fund of the State and one-half to the county in which the lands are situated, to be distributed by the county board of supervisors in the same manner and proportions as the specific tax paid by the owner”.

6. Amend by striking out of lines 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, section 8, the words "Timber on land registered as a commercial forest reserve shall be eligible for cutting in whole or in part after thirty years, if the stand is typically white or Norway pine, hemlock or hardwood, and after twenty years if the stand is typically Jackpine, popple or swamp timber.”

7. Amend by striking out of line 6, section 8, the words "for the full period necessary to make it eligible for cutting".

8. Amend by striking out of line 12, section 8, the words "for the full period required."

9. Amend by striking out of line 5, section 10, after the word "land" the words "Provided, That when filing an application to have lands listed as a commercial forest reserve, the owner shall state whether or not hunting and fishing are to be allowed on such land”, and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “Provided, That when not detrimental to its development as a commercial forest reserve the Department of Conservation shall permit the use of such lands by the general public for purposes of hunting and fishing under the regulations of the Department of Conservation.”

10. Amend by inserting after section 12, a new section, to stand as section 12-a and to read as follows: "The transfer of title of any land listed as a commercial forest reserve shall not effect the status of such land as a commercial forest reserve unless the new owner shall within sixty days after securing title file with the Department of Conservation a withdrawal application, in which case the withdrawal procedure hereinbefore provided shall be made to apply to the new owner in like manner as to the original owner.".

11. Amend by inserting after section 13, a new section, to stand as section 13-a and to read as follows: "Changes in the terms, fees, taxes or other provisions of this act as from time to time enacted into law shall apply to all lands which are listed after such enactments become effective. Owners of lands listed under this act may without prejudice apply for relisting under such laws as may from time to time be enacted changing the terms, fees, taxes or other provisions of this act."

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

The amendments were adopted.

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

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The Committee on Judiciary, by Mr. Watson, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 398 (file No. 213)-

A bill to authorize the State Administrative Board to hear and determine claims of persons injured on State trunk line highways,

With the recommendation that the following amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass:

1. Amend by inserting in line 3 of section 1 after the word “person", the words "or his administrator".

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

The amendment was adopted.

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

The Committee on Judiciary, by Mr. Watson, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 413—

A bill to consolidate all courts of inferior jurisdiction in the city of Monroe into a justice court,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

The Committee on Judiciary, by Mr. Watson, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 462-

A bill to amend Act No. 369, Public Acts of 1919—to provide that clerks of municipal courts of record may, in certain cases, administer oaths, accept sureties upon recognizances, etc.,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

The Committee on Judiciary, by Mr. Watson, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 453—

A bill to amend Act No. 314, Public Acts of 1915—Judicature Act-constable's fees,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

The Committee on Judiciary, by Mr. Watson, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 465–
A bill to prohibit the soliciting of personal injury claims,

With the recommendation that the following amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.

1. Amend by striking out of lines 13 and 14 of section 1 the words "such contract not being secured by solicitation on the part of the attorney, his agent or employe".

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

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

The Committee on Judiciary, by Mr. Watson, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 217 (file No. 188)-

A bill to amend Act No. 84, Public Acts of 1921—foundations for the promotion of public welfare,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

The Committee on Judiciary, by Mr. Watson, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 216 (file No. 187)-

A bill to provide that perpetuities or restraint of alienation shall not invalidate any gift, grant, devise or bequest for public welfare purposes,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

The Committee on Judiciary, by Mr. Watson, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 328–

A bill to regulate the buying, selling, etc., of bonds and other evidences of debt by brokers,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

The Committee on Fish and Fisheries, by Mr. MacDonald, Chairman, reported House Bill No. 455—

A bill to prohibit fishing with other than hook and line in certain portions of the Straits of Mackinac,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

The Committee on Fish and Fisheries, by Mr. MacDonald, Chairman, reported House Bill No. 463—

A bill to permit the taking of certain fish by means of spears or dip nets in Sanilac county,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Messrs. Bartlett and Archie M. Reid entered the House and took their seats.

The Committee on Fish and Fisheries, by Mr. MacDonald, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 4754
A bill to prohibit the use of gill nets in taking fish from Saginaw bay,
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

The Committee on Labor, by Mr. Bartlett, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 26 (file No. 23)—
A bill to fix maximum hours of service in certain industries,
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Messages from the Senate.

The Speaker laid before the House
House Bill No. 130 (file No. 80)

A bill to amend Act No. 256, Public Acts of 1917—to provide that fraternal benefit societies may hold real estate.

The bill was received from the Senate on Monday, April 6, with an amendment made by the Senate, consideration of which was postponed until today.

(For amendment see p. 685 of the House Journal.)

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the amendment made to the bill by the Senate,

Mr. Hoyt moved that the further consideration of the bill be postponed until tomorrow, Thursday, April 9.

The motion prevailed.

A message was received from the Senate returning
House Bill No. 178 (file No. 53)-

A bill to amend Act No. 206, Public Acts of 1893—to provide that the Board of State Tax Commissioners may increase valuations.

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. 191 (file No. 198)—

A bill to amend Act No. 263, Public Acts of 1915—to provide that a non-resident shall not be required to secure license for perch or cisco fishing in Great Lakes.

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