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The question being on agreeing to the title of the bill,
Mr. Dykstra moved to amend the title so as to read as follows:

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 motion prevailed. The title as amended was then agreed to. Mr. Callender moved that the bill be given immediate effect. The motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members-elect voting therefor. Mr. Culver moved that the bill be ordered known as the “Callender Bill". The motion prevailed.

Motions and Resolutions.

Mr. MacDonald moved that the hour of the meeting of the House on Friday, April 10, be fixed at 10 o'clock a. m. The motion prevailed.

Mr. Madill moved that 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-now on the order of Third Reading of Bills, be re-referred to the Committee on Insurance.

The motion prevailed.

General Orders of The Day.

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The Speaker called Mr. Palmer 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:

Senate Bill No. 135 (file No. 98) -
A bill to make appropriations for the Legislature—maintenance, etc.,
Senate Bill No. 44 (file No. 163)—
A bill to make appropriations for the State Highway Department,
Senate Bill No. 182 (file No. 175) —
A bill to prohibit fraud in the manufacture and sale of butter and cream,
Senate Bill No. 211 (file No. 208)--
A bill to fix standard grades for apples, etc,
Senate Bill No. 191 (file No. 188)—

A bill to regulate the use of fruit and vegetable containers or parts thereof which bear upon them any copyrighted or registered label, etc.,

Senate Bill No. 214 (file No. 211)

A bill to amend Act No. 2, Public Acts of 1925—to provide that common carriers shall keep separate records of gasoline shipments,

Senate Bill No. 217 (file No. 214)—

A bill to amend Act No. 269, Public Acts of 1909—to change the name of the Michigan Agricultural College to Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science,

Senate Bill No. 228 (file No. 226)

A bill to create a district or refuge in Ingham county to be known as “Pine Lake Wild Life Sanctuary,"

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

House Bill No. 26 (file No. 23)—
A bill to fix maximum hours of service in certain industries,
Senate Bill No. 122 (file No. 85)-
A bill to accept the provisions of the Sheppard-Towner Act,
House Bill No. 12 (file No. 185)-

A bill to amend Act No. 7, Public Acts of First Extra Session of 1921—an act to regulate the practice of dentistry,

House Bill No. 288 (file No. 247)—
A bill to aut rize townships to acquire and operate hydro electric plants.
The bills were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole also reported
Senate Bill No. 187 (file No. 179)—

A bill to amend Act No. 146, Public Acts of 1919—to authorize the State Health Commissioner to establish branch bacteriological laboratories.

The committee recommended that the bill be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

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

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

The Committee of the Whole also reported
Senate Bill No. 183 (file No. 237)—

A bill to amend Act No. 328, Public Acts of 1919—an act to create the Michigan State Athletic Board of Control.

The committee recommended that the bill be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

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

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

The Committee of the Whole also reported
Senate Bill No. 74 (file No. 36)—

A bill to amend Act No. 84, Public Acts of 1909—an act to increase the efficiency of the military establishment.

The committee recommended that the bill be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

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

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

The Committee of the Whole also reported
Senate Bill No. 113 (file No. 76)
A bill to amend Act No. 50, Public Acts of 1887-building and loan associations.

The committee recommended that the bill be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

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

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

The Committee of the Whole also 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.

The committee recommended that the bill be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

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

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

The Committee of the Whole also reported
Senate Bill No. 145 (file No. 108)—

A bill to require the bonding of persons, firms and corporations engaged in the business of soliciting accounts for collection.

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 11 of section 1 after the word "filed", the words "Provided however, that if such person, firm or corporation is a non-resident of the State such bond shall be filed with the Secretary of State."

2. Amend by inserting in line 16 of section 1 after the word “bond” the words “At the time of filing said bond said person, firm or corporation shall also file a certificate containing the names and addresses of all persons interested in or conducting such business."

3. Amend by inserting in line 2 of section 2 after the word “State" the words "or to any justice of the peace".

4. Amend by inserting in line 2 of section 2 after the word "Corporation" the words "person or persons”.

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
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.

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 4, section 2, the word “City” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “municipality”.

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.

During the sitting of the Committee of the whole, Mr. Walters entered the
House and took his seat.

Mr. Dykstra moved that when the House adjourns on Friday, April 10, it stand adjourned until Monday, April 13, at 8:30 o'clock p. m.

The motion prevailed.

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Reports of Standing Committees.
The Committee on Judiciary, by Mr. Watson, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 126 (file No. 89)

A bill to provide for terms for the trial of jury cases in justice courts in cities and to provide for the selection of jurors to try such cases,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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
Senate Bill No. 109 (file No. 72)—
A bill to suppress gaming,
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
Senate Bill No. 119 (file No. 82)-
A bill to define and extend the powers of circuit judges,

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

1. Amend by inserting in line 2 of section 2, after the first word "judge”, the words "of the state".

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 Elections, by Mr. Holland, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 4 (file No. 55)-
A bill to provide for the registration of electors, etc.

The Committee recommended that the accompanying substitute be adpoted and that the bill then pass.

The following is the title of the proposed substitute:

A bill to provide for the registration of electors, the nomination and election of candidates for public office; to provide for and regulate primary elections and elections; to guard against the abuse of the elective franchise; to define violations of this act; to prescribe the penalties therefor; and to repeal certain acts relating thereto.

The question being on the adoption of the proposed substitute,
The substitute was adopted.

The committee further recommended that the bill be known as the "Armstrong-Wood Bill”.

The further recommendation of the committee was concurred in, and the bill ordered so known.

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

The Committee on Village Corporations, by Mr.. Beam, Chairman, reported Senate Bill No. 237 (file No. 235)—

A bill to authorize villages to expend, out of the general fund, not to exceed five hundred dollars for sprinkling,

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 Village Corporations, by Mr. Beam, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 142 (file No. 105) -
A bill to amend Act No. 278, Public Acts of 1909—village bonds,
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 Village Corporations, by Mr. Beam, Chairman, reported Senate Bill No. 173 (file No. 154)--

A bill to amend Act No. 3, Public Acts of 1895-an act to provide that in villages of five hundred inhabitants or less, the village council shall not be obliged to appoint a village marshal, 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 Education, by Mr. Sink, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 399-

A bill to amend Act No. 166, Public Acts of 1917—an act to classify certain school districts, 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
Senate Bill No. 127 (file No. 90)—

A bill to amend chapter 46, Act No. 314, Public Acts of 1915—The Judicature Act,

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
Senate Bill No. 115 (file No. 78)—
A bill to amend chapter 12 of Act No. 314, Public Acts of 1915—Judicature Act,
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
Senate Bill No. 244 (file No. 247)-

A bill to amend chapter 65, Act No. 314, Public Acts of 1915—The Judicature Act,

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
Senate Bill No. 245 (file No. 248) -

A bill to amend chapter 64, Act No. 314, Public Acts of 1915—The Judicature Act,

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
Senate Bill No. 246 (file No. 249) -

A bill to amend chapter 60, Act No. 314, Public Acts of 1915—The Judicature Act—and to repeal certain sections 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 Judiciary, by Mr. Watson, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 243 (file No. 246) -
A bill to amend Act No. 6, Public Acts of 1907, Extra Session-mother's pension,
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 General Taxation, by Mr. Evans, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 454—
A bill to regulate the issue of municipal bonds, etc.

The committee recommended that the accompanying substitute, having the same title, be adopted and that the bill then pass.

The question being on the adoption of the proposed substitute,
The substitute was adopted.

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

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