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

House Bill No. 424 (file No. 288), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 136 of the Public Acts of 1893, as amended, entitled "An act to authorize the State Board of Education to grant teachers' certificates in certain cases,” being section 5814 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended,

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

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House Bill No. 257 (file No. 295), entitled

A bill to amend section 16 of chapter 1 of part 2 of Act No. 256 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to revise, consolidate and classify the laws of the State of Michigan relating to the insurance and surety business; to regulate the incorporation of domestic insurance and surety companies and associations and the admission of foreign companies; and to provide for the departmental supervision and regulation of the insurance and surety business within this State," as amended.

The bill having been read a third time, and the question being on its passage, Mr. Armstrong moved to reconsider the vote by which the House did not adopt the following amendment:

Amend the bill by adding after line 116 of section 16 the following: "(Eighth, (a) Any stock company shall, with the consent of the Commissioner of Insurance, have the power to purchase, in an amount not to exceed one-tenth of its assets, nor more than its surplus funds in excess of its capital and the reserves required by law, the whole or any part of the shares of stock of any solvent insurance company organized under the laws of this, or any other state, and hold the same as an investment: Provided, That the Commissioner of Insurance in determining the condition of any such company so purchasing, shall not allow such funds, so employed and invested, as and for an asset at more than the actual value, as ascertained in the manner approved by him: Provided further, That no such funds of any company shall be invested in or loaned on its own stock.

(b) When any such stock company shall be a stockholder in any other corporation, as in the preceding paragraph provided, its president and other officers or any of its directors shall be eligible to the office of director of such company the same as if they were individually shareholders therein and the company holding such stock shall possess and exercise in respect thereof, all the rights, powers, privileges and liabilities of individual owners or holders of such stock.)"

The motion prevailed.
The question then being on the adoption of the amendment,

The amendment was adopted, a majority of all the members-elect voting therefor.

The bill was then passed, a majority of all the members-elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Mr. Gillett made written request for the printing of
House Bill No. 491—

A bill to provide for the protection of fish in streams used for the development of water power or hydro-electric energy.

The request was referred to the Committee on Printing.

Unfinished Business.

House Bill No. 99 (file No. 88)-
A bill to provide for the better protection of human life at railroad crossings.

The bill was returned from the Senate on April 6, with a proposed Senate substitute. The bill and the proposed Senate substitute were referred to the Committee on Transportation. On April 9 the bill was reported by the Committee on Transportation with the recommendation that the House ooncur in the adoption of the Senate substitute.

The question now being on concurring in the adoption of the Senate substitute,

The substitute was adopted, a ajority of all the members-elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays as follows:

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

General Orders of the Day:

The Speaker called Mr. David F. Morrison to the chair, to preside during the sitting of the Committee of the Whole.

After a time spent in 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. 486 (file No. 323)—
A bill to make an additional appropriation for the building of armories,
Senate Bill No. 11 (file No. 11)-

A bill to amend Act No. 164, Public Acts of 1917—to make driving while intoxicated a felony,

House Bill No. 376 (file No. 302)—

A bill to amend Act No. 183, Public Acts of 1897—to increase salaries of court stenographers in certain circuits,

House Bill No. 231 (file No. 303)

A bill to amend Act No. 188, Public Acts of 1899—to exempt from the inheritance tax property bequeathed to the public,

House Bill No. 300 (file No. 304)—

A bill to amend Act No. 63, Public Acts of 1911—to provide immunity for certain witnesses in pandering cases,

House Bill No. 474 (iile No. 305)—

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

House Bill No. 413 (file No. 307)

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

House Bill No. 462 (file No. 308)—

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, ete.,

House Bill No. 465 (file No. 310)—
A bill to prohibit the soliciting of personal injury claims,
House Bill No. 328 (file No. 311)—

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

House Bill No. 455 (file No. 312)—

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

House Bill No. 463 (file No. 313)—

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

House Bill No. 475 (file No. 314)—
A bill to prohibit the use of gill nets in taking fish from Saginaw bay,
House Bill No. 230 (file No. 316)—

A bill to amend Act No. 269, Public Acts of 1909—to provide that members of the State Board of Agriculture shall receive $5.00 per day,

House Bill No. 228 (file No. 317)—

A. bill to authorize the payment of bounties for the destruction of wolves and coyotes,

House Bill No. 344 (file No. 318)
A bill to authorize the establishment of port districts, etc.,
House bill No. 477 (file No. 319)

A bill to amend Act No. 76, Public Acts of 1879, relative to manner of appointment and salary of stenographer in police court of Grand Rapids,

House Bill No. 399 (file No. 320)—

A bill to amend Act No. 166, Public Acts of 1917—an act to classify certain school districts,

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

The Committee of the Whole also reported
House Bill No. 481 (file No. 306)—

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.

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 5 of section 3 after the word "State" the words "and to enforce all laws provided for that purpose with all authority granted by law;".

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. 453 (file No. 309)-

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

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 29, section 3, after the word “miles" the following: "except as to such part of said local boundary which extends to the State boundary line."

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. 454 (file No. 321)-
A bill to regulate the issue of municipal bonds, etc.

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

1. Amend by insurting in line 1 of section 4 after the word "transit” the words "or sewage disposal.”

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. 34 (file No. 13)—
A bill to permit two or more counties to contract for super-highways.

The committee recommended that the bill be referred to the Committee on General Taxation.

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

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

During the sitting of the Committee of the Whole, Messrs. Howell, Binning, MacKinnon, Peters, Hosking, Green, Jewell, Wm. B. Campbell, Curtis and Evans entered the House and took their seats.

Mr. Look moved that the House take a recess until 2 o'clock p. m.
The motion prevailed, the time being 12 o'clock m.

After Recess.

2 o'clock p. m.

The House was called to order by the Speaker pro tem.

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Reports of Standing Committees.

The Committee on Fish and Fisheries, by Mr. Wade, Acting Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 490—
A bill to regulate the taking of fish from certain portions of Keweenaw 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 Industrial School for Boys, by Mr. Hosking, Chairman, reported

Senate Bill No. 248 (file No. 251)

A bill to authorize the conversion of the Industrial School for Boys into a State Technical School for Boys,

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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