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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

NUMBER SEVENTY-FOUR.

Lansing, Thursday, April 28, 1921.

10:00 o'clock a, m.

The House was called to order by the Speaker.

Rev. Thomas Laity, of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Lansing, offered the invocation:

'Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, we thank Thee for this day in which we live; we thank Thee, Our Father, not only for its blessings, but we thank Thee for its tasks, for its obligations, for its responsibilities; we thank Thee, Our Father, that we are a part of such a wonderful nation under Thy providence, having reached the forefront of all the nations of the earth in political influence and social power; and, Our Father, we do thank Thee for this commonwealth and for the part it has played in advancing the interests of humanity in this nation and throughout the earth; and, Our Father, Thou knowest that this has been a busy session of this Legislature and that differences of opinions have been expressed, but we pray, Our Father, that as this session comes to a close every man shall regard his opponent as having the highest interests of the people, his constituents, at heart, and that there shall be just good will and fellowship, in that they have been laboring together for the best interests of this commonwealth. Bless the Governor and all who are associated with him in advancing the best interests of this great commonwealth. We ask it in Jesus Christ's name. Amen."

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

The following members were absent with leave: Messrs. Coleman, Ewing, Henze, Jensen, and Leedy.

The following members were absent without leave: Messrs. Byrum, Haan, and Geo. H. Miller.

Presentation of Petitions.

Mr. Hopkins presented
Petition No. 725.

Petition of Mrs. T. W. Vaughn and 27 other residents of Manistee favoring the passage of the bill providing for pecuniary assistance for the blind.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.
Mr. Menerey presented
Petition No. 726.
Petition of Lester Yager and 40 other residents of Mt. Pleasant favoring the passage
of the bih providing for pecuniary assistance for the blind.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.
Mr. Ramsey presented
Petition No. 727.

Petition of teachers of the Public Schools of Lansing favoring the passage of the bill providing for a retirement fund for teachers.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Education.

Announcement by Clerk of Printing and Enrollment of Bills.

The Clerk announced the enrollment printing and the presentation to the Governor on
Wednesday, April 27, for his approval, of the following named bills:

House Bill No. 358 (file No. 135, enrolled No. 79)—
A bill to amend section 27, Act No. 283, Public Acts of 1909—the general highway law;
House Bill No. 346 (file No. 201, enrolled No. 80)

A bill to amend section 1, chapter 1, Act No. 283, Public Acts of 1909—to provide for submitting question of adopting county road system;

House Bill No. 407 (file No. 176, enrolled No. 81)

A bill to amend sections 2 and 6, chapter 1, part 4, Act No. 256, Public Acts of 1917— an act to revise the laws relating to the insurance and surety business;

House Bill No. 209 (file No. 171, enrolled No. 82)

A bill to amend sertion 22, chapter 3, Act No. 164, Public Acts of 1881-to provide for the taking of the annual school census;

House Bill No. 153 (file No. 132, enrolled No. 83)-
A bill to define the liability of common carriers for damage to freight in certain cases;
House Bill No. 376 (file No. 145, enrolled No. 84)

A bill to amend section 30, Act No. 44. Public Acts of 1899—an act to provide for the publication of laws and documents;

House Bill No. 420 (file No. 211, enrolled No. 85)-
A bill to provide for the protection of fish in Reed's Lake and Fisk Lake in Kent County;
House Bill No. 406 (file No. 177, enrolled No. 86)—

A bill to amend section 10, chapter 1, part 2, Act No. 256, Public Acts of 1917—an act to revise the laws relating to the insurance and surety business;

House Bill No. 170 (file No. 120, enrolled No. 87)

A bill to amend section 6, chapter 4, part 3, of Act No. 256, Public Acts of 1917—to add "adopting parents” to list of beneficiaries of certain life insurance policies;

House Bill No. 389 (file No. 162, enrolled No. 88)—

A bill to amend sections 15 and 18, Act No. 101, Public Acts of 1909-an act to provide for the care of the feeble-minded and epileptic;

House Bill No. 366 (file No. 164, enrolled No. 89)

A bill to repeal Act No. 252, Public Acts of 1903—an act to provide for the protection of fish in Brevoort Lake, Mackinac County.

Announcement by Clerk of Printing and Enrollment of Bills.

The Clerk announced the enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor on Thursday, April 28, for his approval, of the following-named bills:

House Bill No. 244 (file No. 124, enrolled No. 91)

A bill to repeal chapter 51, Revised Statutes of 1846—an act authorizing bounty payments on noxious animals and birds;

House Bill No. 233 (file No. 106, enrolled No. 92)—

A bill to amend sections 27, 28 and 30, chapter 10, Act No. 203, Public Acts of 1917—to make provisions relative to challengers at elections;

House Bill No. 338 (file No. 165, enrolled No. 93)

A bill to amend the title and section 1 of Act No. 144, Public Acts of 1907-an act to prevent the desertion of wife or children by persons charged with their maintenance;

House Bill No. 348 (file No. 141, enrolled No. 94)-
A bill to fix interurban passenger rates;
House Bill No. 265 (file No. 175, enrolled No. 95)—

A bill to amend sections 19 and 20 of Act No. 217, Public Acts of 1903—an act to revise the laws organizing asylums for the insane;

House Bill No. 268 (file No. 78, enrolled No. 96)—

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 171, Public Acts of 1899—an act to set aside certain swamp lands for a public park;

House Bill No. 392 (file No. 153, enrolled No. 97).
A bill to provide for the protection of game and birds, etc.;
House Bill No. 271 (file No. 113, enrolled No. 98)—

A bill to permit the spearing of grass pike and suckers in certain streams in Jackson County;

House Bill No. 288 (file No. 116, enrolled No. 99)—
A bill to prescribe the limits of a channel in the Kalamazoo river for the passage of fish.
Reports of Standing Committees.
The Committee on Military Affairs, by Mr. Culver, Chairman, reported
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 23-
A resolution respecting the World War Veterans' bonus enabling law.
(For text of resolution see p. 1177 of House Journal.)
The committees recommended that the resolution be adopted.
The question being on the adoption of the resolution,
The resolution was adopted.

Messages from the Senate.
A message was received from the Senate returning
House Bill No. 379 (file No. 278)—

A bill to amend the title and sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, Act No. 319, Public Acts of 1909—an act to provide for the licensing of nurses.

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.

A message was received from the Senate returning
House Bill No. 462 (file No. 304)-

A bill to amend section 33, Act No. 118, Fublic Acts of 1893—an act to revise the laws relative to State's prisons.

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

Mr. Stevenson moved that the bill be given immediate effect.
The motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members-elect voting therefor.

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

A message was received from the Senate returning with certain amendments
House Bill No. 302 (file No. 190) -
A bill to make appropriations for the Northern State Normal School.
The following are the amendments made to the bill by the Senate:

(1) Section 1, line 3, after the word “of” strike out “$139,270.00” and insert in lieu thereof “$161,625.00.”

(2) Section 1, line 4, after the word “of” strike out "$139,570.00” and insert in lieu thereof “$160,925.00."

(3) Section 1, strike out lines 6, 7 and 8.
(4) Insert after line 5 the following:
“President..

$5,000.00 $5,000.00 Other personal service..

136,650.00 139,650.00 Totals for personal service......

$141,650.00 $144,650.00" (5) Section 1, line 12, for year 1921-1922 strike out “$2,795.00" and insert "$3,500.00," and for the year 1922-1923 strike out “$2,795.00” and insert "$3,500.00.”

(6) Section 1, line 17, for the year 1921-1922 strike out “$139,270.00” and insert "$161,625.00", and for the year 1922-1923 strike out “$139,570.00” and insert “$160,925.00."

(7) Amend by adding a new section to stand as Section 1-a, after Section 1, as follows:

“Section 1-a. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund for the Northern State Normal School for each of the fiscal years of the biennium ending June 30, 1923, the sum of $137,500.00 for the purposes and in the amounts as follows:

For Fiscal For Fiscal
Year

Year

1921-1922 1922-1923. Training School....

$137,500.00 $137,500.00 Each of the said amounts shall be used solely for the specific purposes herein stated: Provided, That none of the said sums shall be available excepting upon the order of the State Administrative Board, who shall determine the times when, and the amounts thereof which, the condition of the general fund of the State will warrant making withdrawals therefrom to meet the appropriations herein authorized. Upon the order of the State Administrative Board the Auditor General shall issue his warrants upon the State Treasurer for such sums as shall be stated therein, not exceeding in all the appropriations authorized in this section, and which sums shall upon such warrant, or warrants, be placed to the credit of the Northern State Normal School."

(8) Amend section 4 by striking out the period in line 3 after the word "made" and inserting in lieu thereof a comma and the words “excepting the appropriations made in Section 1-a hereof."

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill as thus amended, and had ordered that it take immediate effect.

The Speaker announced that under Rule 58 the bill would lie over one day.
Mr. Hopkins moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
The motion prevailed.
A message was received from the Senate returning with certain amendments
House Bill No. 50 (file No. 191)-
A bill to make appropriations for Central Michigan Normal School.
The following are the amendments made to the bill by the Senate:
(1) Section 1, line 3, strike out “$150,677.00” and insert in lieu thereof “$205,918.16."
(2) Section 1, line 4, strike out“$150,977.00" and insert in lieu thereof “$201,683.16."

(3) Section 1, strike out all of lines 5 to 17, inclusive, and insert in lieu thereof the following: “Personal service: President.

$5,000.00 $5,000.00 Other personal service.

160,767.75 160, 767.75

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(4) Amend section 4, by striking out the period in line 3, after the word “made" and inserting in lieu thereof a comma and the words "excepting the appropriations made in section 1-a hereof."

(5) Amend by adding a new section to stand as section 1-a, after section 1, as follows:

Section 1-a. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund for the Central Michigan Normal School for each of the fiscal years of the biennium ending June 30, 1923, the sum of $140,000, for the purposes and in the amounts as follows:

For Fiscal For Fiscal
Year

Year

1921-1922. 1922-1923. Land...

$5,000.00 $5,000.00

Dormitory

135,000.00

135,000.00

$140,000.00

$140,000.00

Each of the said amounts shall be used solely for the specific purposes herein stated: Provided, That none of the said sums shall be available excepting upon the order of the State Administrative Board, who shall determine the times when, and the amounts thereof which the condition of the general fund of the State will warrant making withdrawals therefrom to meet the appropriations herein authorized. l'pon the order of the State Administrative Board the Auditor General shall issue his warrants upon the State Treasurer for such sums as shall be stated therein, not exceeding in all the appropriations authorized in this section, and which sums shall upon such warrant, or warrants, be placed to the credit of the Central Michigan Normal School.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate bad passed the bill as thus amended, and had ordered that it take immediate effect.

The Speaker announced that under Rule 58 the bill would lie over one day.
Mr. Hopkins moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
The motion prevailed.
A message was received from the Senate returning with certain amendments
House Bill No. 104 (file No. 193)—
A bill to make appropriations for the State Normal College.
The following are the amendments made to the bill by the Senate:

(1) Strike out all of section 1 after the words "the sum of” in line 3, down to and including line 20, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

"$482,959.36 and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1923, the sum of $486,042.00, for the purpose and in the following amounts:

For Fiscal For Fiscal
Year

Year

1921-1922. 1922-1923. Personal service: President...

$6,000.00 $6,000.00 Other personal service.

381,970.00 390,670.00 Total for personal service..

$387,970.00 $396,670.00 Supplies: Fuel.

28,500.00 28,500.00 Other supplies..

14,630.00 14,630.00 Contractual service....

11,702.00 11,702.00

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Outlay for structures and improvements.

7,182.36 3,000.00 Outlay for equipment.

14,550.00 14,200.00 Totals...

$482,959.36 $486,042.00” (2) Amend by adding a new section to stand as section 1-a, after section 1, as follows:

Section 1-a. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund for the Michigan State Normal College for each of the fiscal years of the biennium ending June 30, 1923, the sum of $316,000, for the purposes and in the amounts as follows:

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$316,000.00 $316,000.00 Each of said amounts shall be used solely for the specific purposes herein stated. Provided, That none of the said sums shall be available excepting upon the order of the State Administrative Board, who shall determine the times when, and the amounts thereof which, the condition of the general fund of the State will warrant making withdrawals therefrom to meet the appropriations herein authorized. Upon the order of the State Administrative Board the Auditor General shall issue his warrants upon the State Treasurer for such sums

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