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

The motion prevailed.

The speaker announced as the conferees on the part of the House, Messrs. Olmsted, Wells, and Watson,

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. 63 (file No. 102)—
A bill to license the business of making loans in certain cases.

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

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

The motion prevailed.

The speaker announced as the conferees on the part of the House, Messrs, Liddy, Smith, and Frick.

A message was received from the Senate vansmitting the following resolution:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 23.
Respecting the World War vererans bonus enabling law.

Whereas, The Governor has intimated that a special session of this legislature will shortly be called to consider the passage of an act to carry out the provisions of the constitutional amendment respecting the payment of a bonus to the Michigan veterans of the late World War; and

Whereas, It is important that certain preliminary steps be taken by the State at once to place the bond issue upon the market at the earliest possible date; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the State Administrative Board be authorized and instructed to take such steps as may be necessary towards preparing the forms of applications, the organization of the work necessary to carry out such amendment, and the printing of the bonds; and be it further

Resolved, That it is the sense of this legislature that the enabling act should provide for the issuance of thirty millions of coupon bonds, running for the term of thirty years, with interest at five and one-half per cent per annum, such bonds to be of the denomination of one thousand dollars, payable both as to principle and interest at the office of the State Treasurer, and dated as of the earliest date practicable on or before July first, nineteen hundred twenty-one; and be it further

Resolved, That any expense incident to such organization, printing and distribution of applications, and the printing of the bonds, and material required for any such work, be met out of the emergency fund of the State under the accounting laws; and be it further

Resolved, That it is the sense of the legislature that such enabling act shall be so drafted as to be liberally construed in favor of all. veterans of the World War, who were residents of Michigan at the time of entering the United States service, and who served therein at any time between April six, nineteen hundred seventeen and November eleven, nineteen hundred eighteen, and for further time of service therein up to August one, nineteen hundred nineteen.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
A message was received from the Senate returning
House Bill No. 339 (file No. 294)-

A bill to define the cases which shall be known as "coroners' cases' in counties of 250,000 or more.

The message informed the House 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. 448 (file No. 291)-
A bill to provide for the settlement of contested will cases in probate courts.
The message informed the House 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. 230 (file No. 346)—
A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan Agricultural College.

The message informed the House that the Senate had passed the bill and had ordered that it take immediate effect.

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

By unanimous consent, the House returned to the order of

Reports of Standing Committees.

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Mr. Jerome, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 113 (file No. 319)-
A bill to make an appropriation for the Industrial School for Boys.
The committee recommended that the Senate amendments be concurred in.

The question being on concurring in the amendments made to the bill by the Senate,

The amendments were concurred in, a majority 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.

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Mr. Jerome, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 45 (file No. 137)-
A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan School for the Deaf.
The committee recommended that the Senate amendments be concurred in.

The question being on concurring in the amendments made to the bill by the Senate,

The amendments were concurred in, a majority 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.

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Mr. Jerome, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 48 (file No. 196) -
A bill to make appropriations for Traverse City State Hospital.
The committee recommended that the Senate amendments be concurred in.

The question being on concurring in the amendments made to the bill by the Senate,

The amendments were concurred in, a majority 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.

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Mr. Jerome, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 109 (file No. 195)—
A bill to make appropriations for Pontiac State Hospital.
The committee recommended that the Senate amendments be concurred in.

The question being on concurring in the amendments made to the bill by the Senate,

The amendments were concurred in, a majority 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.

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Mr. Jerome, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 125 (file No. 269)—
A bill to make appropriations for the Department of the Auditor General.

The Committee recommended that the following amendments be adopted, and that the bill then pass:

1. Amend section one by striking out everything after the word "of" in line three up to and including the word "cents" in line six, and insert in lieu thereof the following: “two hundred sixty-six thousand six hundred fifty dollars and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1923 the sum of two hundred sixty-six thousand seven hundred sixty-eight dollars fifty cents."

2. Amend section one by striking out of line ten the figures “$192,300.00-$192,300.00," and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$182,300.00-$182,300.00."

3. Amend section one, line eleven, by striking out the figures “$198,300.00$198,300.00,” and inserting in lieu thereof the figures “$188,300.00-$188,300.00."

4. Amend section one, line sixteen, by striking out the figures "$276,650.00$ 276,768.50,” and inserting in lieu thereof the figures “$266,650.00-$266,768.50.”

5. Amend section one by inserting after the word "stated" in line eighteen the following: “subject to control of the State Administrative Board."

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.

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Mr. Jerome, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 142 (file No. 201)-
A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan Historical Commission.

The Committee recommended that the following amendment be adopted, and that the bill then pass:

Amend by striking out all of section one after the word "of" in line three, and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "fourteen thousand seven hundred ninety dollars and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1923, the sum of fourteen thousand seven hundred ninety dollars, for the purposes and in the following amounts:

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Each of said amounts shall be used solely for the specific purposes herein stated, subject to the control of the State Administrative Board."

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 gen. eral orders.

The Committee on Military Affairs, by Mr. Culver, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 197 (file No. 147)

A bill to make appropriations for the payment of Civil War Bounties in certain cases and providing a tax to meet the same.

The committee recommended that the bill pass.

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

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced Mr. O'Brien at the bar of the House.

Mr. Dunn moved that Mr. O'Brien be admitted within the bar, and be allowed to take his seat.

The motion prevailed.

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions.

Mr. O'Brien moved that the rules be suspended, that the Committee of the Whole be discharged from the further consideration of the following bill, and that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills:

Senate Bill No. 188 (file No. 160)

A bill to amend the title and secs. 4, 6, 7, 15 and 17, Act No. 159 of the Public Acts of 1919-protection of fish in the Great Lakes and connecting waters.

The motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting therefor.

Mr. Gowdy moved that the rules be suspended for the remainder of this regular session, and that all bills now on the general orders or hereafter reported by committees be placed directly on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting therefor.

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

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