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A message was received from the Senate returning with certain amendments House Bill No. 485 (file No. 236)

A bill to amend sections 1 and 5, Act No. 242, Public Acts of 1919-an act to provide for the payment of bounties on certain animals and birds.

The following are the amendments made to the bill by the Senate: (1) Section 1, line 2, after the word "woodchuck," insert the word "or.(2) Section 1, line 2, after the word "crow,” strike out the words "or weasel."

(3) Section 1, line 5, strike out the words "and twenty-five cents for each weasel thus killed."

(4) Section 5, line 6, strike out the word "weasel."

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. Gettel moved that Rule 58 be suspended.
The motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting therefor.

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.

A message was received from the Senate returning
House Bill No. 482 (file No. 318)—

A bill to amend section 2, Act No. 167, Public Acts of 1917—an act to promote the health, safety and welfare of the people by regulating ventilation, etc.

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.

Messrs. Glaspie and DeWitt entered the House and took their seats.

A message was received from the Senate returning with certain amendments House Bill No. 215 (file No. 246)—

A bill to amend section 2, chapter 23, Act No. 203, Public Acts of 1917—to provide for the election of officers of political parties in counties.

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

(1) Section 2, line 6, after the word "county" amend by inserting the following “having a population of less than 250,000."

(2) Section 2, last line, after the word "counties,” strike out "in which they reside" and insert in lieu thereof "which are wholly or partially located in their respective senatorial or representative district."

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

The Speaker announced that under Rule 58 the bill would lie over one day.
Mr. Watson moved that Rule 58 be suspended.
The motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting therefor.

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

The amendments were not concurred in, a majority of all the members-elect not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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A message was received from the Senate re-returning
House Bill No. 282 (file No. 82)—

A bill to amend section 20 of chapter 2, Act No. 164, Public Acts of 1881–to prescribe equipment in vehicles transporting school children.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had concurred in the adoption of Senate amendment No. 3, as amended by the House of Representatives.

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. 395 (file No. 290)—

A bill to prescribe the duties of owners of lands upon which excavations are made.

The following are the amendments made to the bill by the Senate:
(1) Strike out all of section 2.
(2) Renumber section 3 to be section 2.

(3) Renumber section 4 to be section 3. (4) Renumber section 5 to be section 4.

(5) Section 4, line 2, after the word “law” strike out comma and insert in lieu thereof a period.

(6) Section 4, strike out all of line 3.

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. Culver moved that Rule 58 be suspended.
The motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting therefor.

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:

YEAS.

Mr. Aldrich
Mr. Francis
Mr. Lennon

Mr. Rankin
Allard
Frick
Liddy

Rasmussen
Atwood
Fuller
Locke

Rauchholz
Averill
Gettel
Lord

Read
Barnard
Glaspie
MacDonald

Reutter
Braman
Gowdy
McKeon

Robinson
Bryan
Green
Manwaring

Rowe
Burnham
Hall
Meggison

Sanson
Butler
Harris
Menerey

Sargent
Byrum
Hart
Miles

Stevenson
Case
Hartway

Miller, Geo. H. Strauch
Chase
Holland

Miller, Wm. F. Strom
Copley
Hopkins
Moore

Titus
Culver
Hubbard
Mosier

Town
Curtis
Hunter
Nevins

Townsend
Dafoe
Jerome
O'Brien

Wade
Danz
Jewell
Olmsted

Watson
De Witt
Johnson
Osborn

Wells
Dunn
Kirby
Palmer

Welsh
Emerson
Kooyers
Pitkin

Woodruff
Evans
Lee
Ramsey

Speaker
Farrier

85 NAYS.

0 Mr. Copley 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 re-transmitting Senate Bill No. 142 (file No. 201)A bill to make an appropriation for the Michigan Historical Commission. The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had non-concurred in the adoption of the amendment made to the bill by the House of Representatives.

Mr. Jerome moved that the House insist on its amendment and ask for a conference on the matters of difference between the two houses relative to the bill.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Jos. E Warner entered the House and took his seat.

A message was received from the Senate re-transmitting
Senate Bill No. 138 (file No. 249)
A bill to make an appropriation for the Board of State Auditors.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had non-concurred in the adoption of the amendments made to the bill by the House of Representatives.

Mr. Jerome moved that the House insist on its amendments and ask for a conference on the matters of difference between the two houses relative to the bill.

The motion prevailed.

A message was received from the Senate re-transmitting
Senate Bill 23 (file No. 255)-
A bill to make an appropriation for the College of Mines.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had non-concurred in the adoption of the amendments made to the bill by the House of Representatives.

Mr. Jerome moved that the House insist on its amendments and ask for a conference on the matters of difference between the two houses relative to the bill.

The motion prevailed.

A message was received from the Senate re-returning
House Bill No. 173 (file No. 194) —
A bill to make deficiency appropriations for State normal schools.

The message informed the House of Representatives 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. 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, Farrier, and Braman.

A message was received from the Senate re-returning
House Bill No. 302 (file No. 190)-
A bill to make appropriations for the Northern State Normal School.

The message informed the House of Representatives 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. 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. Byrum, Hopkins and Farrier.

A message was received from the Senate re-returning
House Bill No. 106 (file No. 192)-
A bill to make appropriations for Western State Normal School.

The message informed the House of Representatives 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. 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, Farrier and Braman.

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Announcement by Clerk of Printing and Enrollment of Bills.

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

House Bill No. 342 (file No. 152, enrolled No. 90)

A bill to amend sections 2 and 3 of Act No. 183, Public Acts of 1909-an act to regulate the taking of fur-bearing animals;

House Bill No. 428 (file No. 203, enrolled No. 100)

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 19, 23 and 32, Act No. 134,'Publie Acts of 1885—an act to regulate the practice of pharmacy;

House Bill No. 141 (file No. 129, enrolled No. 101)—
A bill to make appropriations for State Highway Department.

By unanimous consent, the House took up the order of

Reports of Standing Committees.
The Committe on Ways and Means, by Mr. Jerome, Chairman, reported,
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20,

A resolution to authorize supervisory control of the Legislative Reference Bureau by the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

(For full text of resolution see page 865 of the House Journal.)

The committee recommended that the following amendment be adopted and that the resolution be then adopted:

Amend by striking out lines 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21, and line 22, up to and including the figures “1921," and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“They are hereby authorized to employ a suitable person to draft bills for the members of the legislature and to perform such other duties as may be assigned; such person to be employed only for the period beginning December 1 before the assembling of the legislature in regular session and to continue only during the month preceding the regular session and during the regular session of the legislature. Such person shall be paid compensation not to exceed ten dollars per day.”

The question being on the adoption of the amendment to the resolution recommended by the committee,

The amendment was adopted.
The question then being on the adoption of the resolution, as amended,
The resolution was adopted.

The Committee on Ways and Means, by Mr. Jerome, Chairman, reported House Resolution No. 35–

A resolution authorizing the Speaker and Clerk to pay all employes up to the date of final adjournment.

(For text of resolution see p. 1112 of House Journal.)
The Committee recommended that the resolution be adopted.
The question being on the adoption of the resolution,
The resolution was adopted.

The Committee on Rules and Joint Rules, by Mr. Case, Chairman, reported Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 22.

A concurrent resolution directing the State Administrative Board to investigate the subject of taxation and to furnish the legislature with recommendations as to a complete revision of our taxation system.

The Committee recommended that the accompanying substitute resolution be adopted.

The following is the substitute resolution:

A concurrent resolution to name a committee to investigate the subject of taxation and to furnish the legislature with recommendations as to a complete revision of our taxation system.

Whereas, The problems of taxation and the question of the equitable distribution of the tax burders of the State are now engaging the public mind and thought to a greater degree than at any time in our history; and

Whereas, There is a well-defined public opinion that our existing system of taxation results in an unequal and unscientific distribution of the burdens of public support and that the whole system ought to be revised and placed upon a scientific, equitable and permanent basis; therefore be it

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