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this act. In determining the tax payable under this act, the property subject to tax shall be deemed to consist of real and personal property in the proportions that the clear market value of the real property so transferred bears to the clear market value of the total property so transferred."

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

The Speaker announced that under Rule 58 the bill would lie over one day.

A message was received from the Senate returning with certain amendments
House Bill No. 346 (file No. 174)—
A bill to regulate the carrying of hunting arms.
The following are the amendments made to the bill by the Senate:

1. Section 5. After the word “days” in line 6 strike out the following: “The provisions of this act shall not apply to any officer of the law while engaged in his official duties, nor to any soldier, sailor or marine while engaged in the service of the United States or of any of the states or territories thereof, nor to any agent of any official department of this State or any other state of the United States, nor to any person who, for the purpose of the protection of himself, any member of his family, any person in his employ, or his property, bears any of the aforesaid hunting arms, nor to any other person who is bearing such arms in such areas as heretofore mentioned for the purpose of taking, hunting or shooting such game therein as is not protected by the laws of this State," and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "Provided, this section shall not apply to an owner or occupant of any lands on which he is regularly domiciled while protecting such lands or property thereon."

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

The Speaker announced that under Rule 58 the bill would lie over one day.

A message was received from the Senate returning
House Bill No. 379 (file No. 180)—
A bill to provide for the protection of bear.

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

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

Introduction of Bills.

Mr. Rauchholz introduced
House Bill No. 488, entitled

A bill to amend section 157 of Act No. 206 of the Public Acts of 1893, 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 land 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 any wise contravening any of the provisions of this act," being section 4156 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

General Orders of the Day,

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

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

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,

House Bill No. 32 (file No. 140)—

A bill to amend Act No. 279, Public Acts of 1909—Home rule act—to provide rapid transit,

House Bill No. 444 (file No. 291)

A bill to repeal Act No. 109, Public Acts of 1873-an act to provide for the collection of statistical information of the insane, etc.,

House Bill No. 241 (file No. 292)-
A bill to prescribe a uniform traffic signal for all motor driven fire engines, etc.,
House Bill No. 445 (file No. 293)—

A bill to amend Act No. 151, Public Acts of 1923—an act to revise and consolidate the laws organizing hospitals for the insane, etc.,

House Bill No. 472 (file No. 294)

A bill to amend Act No. 84, Public Acts of 1921-to give bridge corporations power to condemn property for the construction of certain bridges,

House Bill No. 257 (file No. 295)

A bill to amend Act No. 256, Public Acts of 1917—investments of insurance companies,

House Bill No. 470 (file No. 296)

A bill to amend Act No. 256, Public Acts of 1917—to provide that stock companies may purchase stock of any solvent insurance company,

House Bill No. 301 (file No. 297)
A bill to provide for the repression of prostitution,
House Bill No. 443 (file No. 298)—

A bill to authorize the assignment of rents and profits of property mortgaged under a trust mortgage or deed of trust in certain cases,

House Bill No. 299 (file No. 299)—

A bill to amend Act No. 101, Public Acts of 1913—an act to fix the number of assistant prosecuting attorneys, etc., in Wayne county,

House Bill No. 225 (file No. 300)—

A bill to prohibit the removal of motor vehicles, purchased on contracts, from the county in which parties to contract reside.

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

The Committee of the Whole also reported
House Bill No. 386 (file No. 290)—

A bill to amend Act No. 316, Public Acts of 1923-an act to codify and add to the laws relating to the laying out of drainage districts.

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

1. Amend by inserting in line 15 of section 4 of chapter 9, after the word "paid" the following:

"Provided further, That the holder of such order may if he so desires have the right to require payment thereof out of any moneys in the general fund of the county treasury that may be available. If the drain fund is insufficient for such purpose because of delinquency in the payment of drain taxes after the lands on which the said taxes shall have become delinquent have been offered for sale, in any such case where payment is made by the county treasurer out of the general fund and all delinquent drain taxes received by said treasurer thereafter shall be credited to the general fund until the same is reimbursed."

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.

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Messages from the Governor. A message was received from the Governor returning, in accordance with the request of the House theref

House Bill No. 37 (file No. 24)

A bill to amend Act No. 65, Public Acts of 1909, and to repeal Act No. 190, Public Acts of 1903—to regulate high school teaching, etc.

Mr. McLain moved that the bill be laid on the table.
The motion prevailed.

Mr. DeBoer moved that the House adjourn.
The motion prevailed.

The Speaker declared the House adjourned until Thursday, April 9, at 10 o'clock a. m.

CHARLES S. PIERCE, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

NUMBER SIXTY.

Lansing, Thursday, April 9, 1925.

10 o'clock a. m.

The House was called to order by the Speaker.

Rev. M. Dissette, of the South Baptist Church of Lansing, offered the invocation:

"Almighty God, Our Father, before Whom every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is God, in Thy presence this morning we render Thee thanks Our Father, that we dwell in a land in which the counsel of God is sought in the affairs of State. We pray that Thou, who art the King of all wisdom, will grant unto Thy representatives and ours the wisdom of God in the affairs that are before them this day; and may they conduct the business of this State in recognition of the fact that righteousness is all good, but sin is a reproach to any right. We ask Thy blessing upon them and upon our State and nation, for the glory of God and in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen."

The roll of the house was called by the Clerk, who announced that a quorum was present.

The following members were absent without leave:

Messrs. Bristow,, Darin, Haight, Harris, Musson, O'Connell, Van Every and Walters.

Mr. Netting moved that Mr. Van Every be excused from today's session. The motion prevailed.

Mr. Hartzog moved that Mr. Haight be excused from today's session.
The motion prevailed.

Mr. Carter moved that all other absentees' without leave be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

Presentation of Petitions.

Mr. Hulett presented
Petition No. 413.

Petition of the Kern Road School Parent-Teacher's Association of Wayne county asking that an appropriation be made to cover the provisions of the Sheppard-Towner Act.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Mr. Crutchfield presented
Petition No. 414.

Petition of the Potter School Parent-Teacher's Association of Saginaw asking that an appropriation be made to cover the provisions of the Sheppard-Towner Act.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

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