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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE
Lansing, Friday, April 15, 1921.
9:00 o'clock a. m.
The House was called to order by the Speaker.
Major Rolph Duff, of Lansing. offered the invocation:
"Almighty and Everlasting God, we come to Thee this morning, acknowledging our dependence upon Thee and making renewed avowals of our faith and trust in Thee and in Thy great promises. Day by day we are the recipients of Thy bounty and the objects of Thy care. May our hearts be filled with gratitude as we contemplate Thy great goodness and mercy. We pray that Thy blessings may rest upon this Legislature. By Thine infinite wisdom may its members be enabled and sustained, and by Thine unerring and infinite power may they be guided and directed. And to Thee be all praise, now and evermore. Amen."
The roll of the House was called by the Clerk, who announced that a quorum was present.
Messers. Dunn, Fuller, Lee,
The following members were absent with leave: Palmer, Reutter and Sanson.
The following members were absent without leave: Messrs. Burnham, Byrum, Dacey, DeWitt, Farrier, Haan, Hunter, Jerome, Lewis, Liddy, McKeon, Geo. H. Miller, Mosier, Rauchholz, Town, Wells, Welsh, and Woodruff.
Mr. Moore moved that the absentees without leave be excused from today's session.
The motion prevailed.
Messrs Averill, Dean, and Smith asked and obtained leaves of absence from Monday's session.
Messrs Henze and Dafoe asked and obtained leaves of absence from the sessions of Monday and Tueday.
Mr. Dean moved that an indefinite leave of absence be granted to Mr. McKeon. The motion prevailed.
By unanimous consent the House took up the order of
Motions and Resolutions.
Mr. Lord made written request for the printing of
Resolved, That Rule No. 30 be amended by adding at the end of the second paragraph the words "and the Committee on Labor of seven members.”
The resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules and Joint Rules.
Presentation of Petitions.
Mr. Green presented
Petition of Geo. L. Fulford and fifty other citizens of Royal Oak, protesting against the passage of the bill regulating the practice of Chiropractic within the state.
The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.
Mr. Locke presented
Petition of the Gratiot County Board of Supervisors favoring the passage of the bill providing for the proposed Colgrove Highway.
The petition was referred to the Committee on Roads and Bridges.
The Speaker presented
Petition of Mrs. Lewis C. Dunn and one hundred sixteen other residents of Detroit favoring the passage of the Mother's Pension Bill.
The petition was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Petition of C. D. Keith and thirty-three others protesting against the passage of the bill abolishing the Michigan State Police.
The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.
Announcement by Clerk of Printing and. Enrollment of Bills.
The Clerk announced that the following named bills had been printed and placed upon the files of the members Thursday, April 14:
House Bill No. 248 (file No. 270)
A bill to prohibit selling, etc., of rental storage batteries loaned for use in automobiles;
House Bill No. 519 (file No. 271)-
A bill to amend section 4, Act No. 193, Public Acts of 1911-an act to authorize the exchange of certain lands in certain cases;
House Bill No. 532 (file No. 273)
A bill to amend section 1, Act No. 290, Public Acts of 1917-an act to regulate the taking of rainbow trout in certain lakes in Charlevoix County;
House Bill No. 477 (file No. 274)-
A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 10 and 11, Act No. 350, Laws of 1865-an act to protect fish;
House Bill No. 481 (file No. 276) ---
A bill to permit the taking of certain fish with spears in Tamarack lake, Montcalm County;
Senate Bill No. 289 (file No. 266)
A bill to amend sections 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 and 19 of Act No. 306 of the Public Acts of 1919-an act to define, regulate, and license real estate brokers and salesmen;
Senate Bill No. 290 (file No. 267)
A bill to authorize boards of supervisors to secure the removal of trees, stumps and other like material from land suitable for cultivation;
Senate Bill No. 80 (file No. 268)
A bill to amend sections 12, 13, and 18 of Article II, Title I, and section 35 of Article II, Title II, of Act No. 167 of the Public Acts of 1917—Housing Code;
Senate Bill No. 292 (file No. 271)
A bill to license and regulate the hunting, killing, trapping and taking of wild 'animals (except deer and beaver), birds and fish in this State;
Senate Bill No. 189 (file No. 272)—
A bill to amend sections 17, 21, 23, 24, 25, 32-a, 35, 39, 44 and 49 of Act No. 183 of the Public Acts of 1897-an act to fix the compensation of circuit court stenographers;
Senate Bill No. 293 (file No. 273)
A bill to amend sections 11 and 13 of Act No. 98 of the Public Acts of 1913-an act providing for the supervision and control of waterworks systems and sewage disposal systems.
The Clerk also announced the enrollment printing and the presentation to the Governor on Thursday, April 14, for his approval, of the following named bills:
House Bill No. 374 (file No. 150, enrolled No. 58)
A bill to amend section 4, Act No. 241, Public Acts of 1903—an act for establishing county normal training classes;
House Bill No. 335 (file No. 148, enrolled No. 59)
A bill to authorize the purchase of certain primary school lands for general State purposes.
Reports of Standing Committees.
The Committee on General Taxation, by Mr. Aldrich, Chairman, reported
A bill to repeal sections 93 and 94, Act No. 206, Public Acts of 1893–the general tax law.
The committee recommended 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. Aldrich, Chairman, reported
A bill to amend sections 8 and 9, Act No. 206, Public Acts of 1893—the general tax law.
The committee recommended that the bill pass.
The bill was referred to the Committee on the Whole and placed on the general orders
Messages from the Senate.
A message was received from the Senate requesting the return to the Senate of House Bill No. 237 (file No. 67)—
A bill to amend section 1, Act No. 235, Public Acts of 1911—an act to provide for payment of funeral expenses of deceased soldiers, sailors, et al.
Mr. Culver moved that, upon receipt thereof from the Governor, the bill be retransmitted to the Senate in accordance with the request of the Senate therefor.
The motion prevailed.
The Speaker laid before the House
The bill was received from the Senate on Thursday, April 14, with certain amendments made by the Senate, consideration of which was postponed until today under the rules.
(For amendments see p. 827 of the House Journal.)