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Reports of Standing Committees.
The Committee on Agriculture, by Mr. Hulett, Acting Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 263 (file No. 266)-

A bill to provide for the assent of the State to the purpose of the grants of money authorized by Act of Congress for agricultural experiment stations,

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 Geological Survey, by Mr. Deshano, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 483-

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

With the recommendation that the bill pass.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
The Committee on Judiciary, by Mr. Watson, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 195 (file No. 191)

A bill to amend Act No. 314, Public Acts of 1915—Judicature Act—to provide for additional petit jurors in certain cities,

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. 276 (file No. 279)—

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

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The committee further recommended that the bill be known as the “BrowerLawson bill.”

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

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. 33 (file No. 12)—
A bill to provide for the condemnation of property for the benefit of the public,
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. 116 (file No. 79)—

A bill to authorize legal representatives of estates of deceased persons, minors, and mentally incompetent persons to prosecute proceedings in a court of chancery to adjudicate the rights of adverse claimants,

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 Roads and Bridges, by Mr. Kirby, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 216 (file No. 213)—

A bill to provide for the marking of public highways; and to regulate the erecting and maintaining of signs, advertising devices, etc.,

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 Roads and Bridges, by Mr. Kirby, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 220 (file No. 217)—

A bill to regulate the separating of grades at crossings of railroads with public streets and highways,

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 Roads and Bridges, by Mr. Kirby, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 225 (file No. 222)—

A bill to provide for the purchase and condemnation of private property for public highway 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 Roads and Bridges, by Mr. Kirby, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 270 (file No. 273)-

A bill to provide that State trunk line highway No. 34 shall hereafter be known as “Carleton road,"

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 Public Health, by Mr. Haight, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 159 (file No. 140)—

A bill to amend Act No. 274, Public Acts of 1913—an act to provide for the medical and surgical treatment of certain children,

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 Public Health, by Mr. Haight, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 160 (file No. 141)-

A bill to amend Act No. 267, Public Acts of 1915—an act to provide free hospital service, etc., for certain persons,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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

Messrs. Wm. J. Thomas, Musson and McLain entered the House and took their seats.

The Committee on Public Health, by Mr. Haight, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 266 (file No. 269)-

A bill to authorize the performance of an autopsy on certain unclaimed dead human bodies,

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. 488—

A bill to amend Act No. 206, Public Acts of 1893—to permit the Department of
Conservation to apply for injunction restraining owners of lands on which taxes
are unpaid from cutting timber thereon,
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 General Taxation, by Mr. Evans, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 69 (file No. 239) -
A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan Public Utilities Commission,
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The Committee on General Taxation, by Mr. Evans, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 120 (file No. 193)-

A bill to amend Act No. 188, Public Acts of 1899--an act to provide for the taxation of inheritances,

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 Agricultural College, by Mr. Strauch, Chairman, reported Senate Bill No. 265 (file No. 268) -

A bill to authorize the State Administrative Board to construct and equip a building at the Michigan Agricultural College for certain purposes,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Messages from the Senate. A message was received from the Senate re-returning, together with the Senate amendments thereto, disagreed to by the House of Representatives,

House Bill No. 137 (file No. 49).

A bill to amend Act No. 188, Public Acts of 1899—an act to provide for the taxation of inheritances.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate insisted on its amendments and asked for a conference with the House of Representatives on the matters of difference between the two Houses relative to the Bill.

Mr. Culver moved that the House comply with the request of the Senate for a conference.

The motion prevailed.

A message was received from the Senate requesting the return to the Senate of 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 taken from the table, and that the bill then be returned to the Senate in accordance with the request of the Senate therefor.

The motion prevailed.

A message was received from the Senate returning with certain amendments House Bill No. 321 (file No. 124)—

A bill to amend Act No. 183, Public Acts of 1909—to close season on mink and muskrat until 1927, and beaver, otter, fisher and marten until 1930.

The following are the amendments made to the bill by the Senate:

1. Amend section 2, line 9, after the word "kind” strike out the words "except a twenty-two caliber rifle".

2. Amend section 2, line 10, after the word "explosives,” by inserting a comma and the word "chemicals."

3. Amend section 2, line 16, after the word "any", by striking out “mink or" and inserting after word “muskrats”, “or trap mink".

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

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

A message was received from the Senate returning with an amendment
House Bill No. 103 (file No. 50)—

A bill to amend Act No. 278, Public Acts of 1909-an act to provide for the incorporation of villages.

The following is the amendment made to the bill by the Senate:

1. Amend by striking out section 5 and inserting in lieu thereof a new section to stand as section 5, and to read as follows:

"Section 5. The district to be affected by every such proposed incorporation, consolidation or change of boundaries, shall be deemed to include the whole of each city, village, or township from which territory is to be taken or to which territory is to be annexed; Provided, however, that proposed incorporations, consolidations or changes of boundaries shall be submitted to the qualified electors residing within the territory proposed to be incorporated or residing within the village to which territory is to be annexed as the case may be, and also to the qualified electors of the city, village or township from which the territory to be taken is located and at the election, when the said question is voted upon, the city, village or township shall conduct the election in such manner as to keep the votes of the qualified electors in the territory proposed to be incorporated or annexed or detached in a separate box from the one containing the votes from the remaining portions of such city, village or township, and if the returns of said election shall show a majority of the votes cast in the district proposed to be incorporated or annexed, voting separately, to be in favor of the proposed incorporation or change of boundary as the case may be, and if a majority of the electors voting in the remainder of the district to be affected as herein defined, voting collectively are in favor of the proposed incorporation or change of boundary as the case may be, then such territory shall become incorporated as a village or shall become a part of the corporate territory of the village or shall be detached therefrom, as the case may be. (Provided further, That the question of incorporating a new village from territory located in a township or townships shall be determined by a majority of the votes cast at an election at which only the electors residing within the territory proposed to be incorporated shall vote.)".

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

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

A message was received from the Senate returning with an amendment
House Bill No. 203 (file No. 118)—
A bill to provide for the taxation of State game reserves and State game farms.
The following is the amendment made to the bill by the Senate:

1. Amend section 1, line 2, after the word “tax", strike out the word “Commissioner" and insert in lieu thereof the word "Commissioners”.

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

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

A message was received from the Senate returning
House Bill No. 202 (file No. 119)—
A bill to amend Act No. 108, Public Acts of 1913—hunting license fees.

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. 260 (file No. 156)—

A bill to amend Act No. 68, Public Acts of 1915—to regulate soliciting by charitable organizations in certain cases.

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. 22 (file No. 64)—

A bill to amend Act No. 259, Public Acts of 1919—an act to regulate the manufacture and sale of soft drinks.

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. 37 (file No. 286), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Department of Public Safety for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, for maintenance and operation.

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 Committee on State Affairs.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 175 (file No. 156), entitled

A bill to authorize the Department of Public Safety to establish and conduct a training school to be known as the Michigan Training School for Police for the instruction of law enforcing officers, and to make appropriations therefor.

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 Committee on State Affairs.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 219 (file No. 216), entitled

A bill to amend section 22 of chapter 3 of Act No. 164 of the Public Acts of 1881, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of this act," being section 5689 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 103 of the Public Acts of 1921.

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 Education.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 240 (file No. 243), entitled

A bill to amend section 5 of chapter 12 of the Revised Statutes of 1846, entitled “The Secretary of State", being section 94 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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 Committee on Judiciary.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 256 (file No. 259), entitled

A bill to provide for the construction, improvement, repair and maintenance of bridges; to provide for inter-municipal and inter-state bridges; to provide for bridges over navigable streams and for their operation; to provide for the construction, improvement and maintenance of bridges over mill races; and to regulate the altering of the stage of water, and the widening and deepening of the channel of watercourses.

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 Roads and Bridges.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 273 (file No. 276), entitled

A bill to provide for the nomination and election of delegates to political conventions and to regulate primary elections relative thereto in counties of not less than two hundred fifty thousand inhabitants.

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 Elections.

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