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Which has been adopted by the House, and in which the concurrence · of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

PAUL H. KING, , Clerk of the House of Representatives.

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution,
Mr. Cartier moved that the resolution be laid on the table.
The motion prevailed.

The following message from the House was also received and read:

House of Representatives,

February 3, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:--I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 55 (file No. 12), entitled

A bill to amend Act No. 205 of the Public Acts of 1887, entitled “An act to revise the laws authorizing the business of banking, and to establish a banking department for the supervision of such business," as amended, the same being chapter 161 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, by adding one new section thereto to stand as section 42;

And to inform the Senate that the bill has passed the House by a vote of two-thirds of all the members-elect.

In this action of the House the concurrence of the Senate is respect. fully asked.

Very respectfully,

PAUL H. KING, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Banks and Corporations.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. Moriarty introduced
Senate bill No. 143, entitled

A bill to confer upon the Commissioner of Insurance power and authority to examine into the affairs of any corporation engaged in the organization of an insurance corporation, or which is holding the stock of one or more insurance corporations for the purpose of controlling the management thereof.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Insurance.

Mr. Collins introduced
Senate bill No. 144, entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Board of Fish Commissioners for current expenses and for building and special purposes, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same.

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The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Fisheries.

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Mr. Cartier moved that the Senate adjourn.
The motion prevailed, the time being 9:20 o'clock p. m.

The President declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 2 o'clock p. m.

ELBERT V. CHILSON,
Secretary of the Senate.

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TWENTY-THIRD DAY.

Lansing, Tuesday, February 7, 1911.

2 o'clock p. m.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.
The following Senators were present:

Messrs. Barnaby, Bradley, Cartier, Collins, Conley, Foster, Fowle, Freeman, James, Kingman, Kline, Lee, Leidlein, Mapes, Miller, Moriarty, Murtha, Newton, Putney, Rosenkrans, G. G. Scott, Taylor, Vanderwerp, Vaughan, Ward, Watkins, Weter, White, Wiggins--29.

The following Senators were absent without leave: Messrs. F. D. Scott, Snell and Walter—3.

Mr. Cartier moved that the absentees without leave be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

The President announced the following changes in the standing committees of the Senate;

Asylum for Insane at Pontiac—Vaughan, Conley, Newton; Senator Watkins retiring in favor of Senator Conley.

Immigration-Wiggins, Miller, Conley; Senator Vanderwerp retiring in favor of Senator Conley.

School for the Blind-Conley, Lee, Fowle; Senator Weter retiring in favor of Senator Conley. State Tuberculosis Sanatorium-Barnaby, Foster, Conley; -,

Senator Taylor retiring in favor of Senator Conley.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SECRETARY.

Pursuant to Rule 9 of the Senate Rules, I respectfully report that
Senate bill No. 21 (file No. 123);
Senate bill No. 136 (file No. 126);

Have this day been received from the printer and are on file in the document room of the Senate.

ELBERT V. CHILSON,
Secretary of the Senate.

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PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

Petition No. 17. By Mr. Barnaby: Petition of Helen Lathrop and 18 other teachers of Kent county, in favor of the passage of the teachers' pension bill.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Education and Public schools.

Petition No. 18. By Mr. Leidlein: Resolutions of the teachers of Saginaw county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 19. By · Mr. Taylor: Protest of Howard Cook and 107 other taxpayers of Kalamazoo county, against the passage of the bill limiting fishing in Sunset Lake, in said county, to hook and line.

The protest was referred to the Committee on Fisheries.

Petition No. 20. By Mr. Collins: Protest of W. B. Warfield and 11 other citizens of Bay City, against the abolition of the Michigan State Board of Examiners in Optometry.

The protest was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 21. By Mr. Leidlein: Protest of J. C. McNally and 26 other citizens of Saginaw county, against the passage of the bill abolishing one of the judgeships in the tenth judicial district.

The protest was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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Petition No. 22. By Mr. Leidlein: Protest of the Poard of Directors of the Saginaw Board of Trade and the Trustees of the Merchants’ and Manufacturers' Association of Say nat, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 23. By Mr. Leidlein: . Protest of Jas. H. Davitt and 18 other members of the bar of Saginaw county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Kingman offered the following resolution :
Senate resolution No. 44.

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be and be is hereby directed to draw orders in favor of Senator James E. Weter, and Richard O'Keefe, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate for expenses as representatives of the Senate, in attending the funeral of the late Representative Charles M. Green at Port Huron.

Pending the reference of the resolution to a committee, under the last clause of Rule 17,

Mr. Kingman moved that the rule be suspended and that the resolution be placed on its immediate consideration

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

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

Mr. Cartier moved to take from the table
House resolution No. 59.

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Speaker of the House appoint a committee of three and the President of the Senate appoint a committee of three, to confer for the purpose of obtaining a reconsideration of the so-called "junket resolution," previously adopted by the House and concurred in by the Senate and drafting a suitable concurrent resolution relative to the visiting and examination of the various State institutions by the respective legislative committees.

The motion prevailed.
The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution,
The resolution was adopted.

The President appointed as the committee on the part of the Senate, Messrs. Fowle, White and Kline.

Mr. Fowle moved that the Senate resolve itself into

EXECUTIVE SESSION,

The motion prevailed, the time being 2:10 o'clock p. m.
The executive session closed, the time being 2:20 o'clock p. m.

The Secretary announced that the nomination of

Dr. John V. Frazier, of Lapeer, county of Lapeer, as a member of the Board of Control of the Michigan Home for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic, for the term ending January 21, 1917;

Sent to the Senate by the Governor, had been confirmed by the Senate in executive session.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the Committee on Fisheries :
The Committee on Fisheries reports
Senate bill No. 103 (file No. 93), entitled

A bill to provide for the lawful taking and removing with seines or ·nets, and destroying, under certain regulations and restrictions, of dog fish, carp, and gar-fish or bill fish, in the inland lakes of this State; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

W. A. COLLINS,

Chairman.

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