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Extra Session of Legislature, June 3 to June 26, 1919

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LANSING, MICHIGAN
WYNKOOP HALLENBECK CRAWFORD CO., STATE PRINTERS

1920

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JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives

SPECIAL SESSION OF 1919

Lansing, Tuesday, June 3.

2 o'clock p. m.

Pursuant to a proclamation of the Governor, Hon. Albert E. Sleeper, the House of Representatives convened in extraordinary session in Representative Hall in the Capitol at Lansing, on Tuesday, the 3d day of June, 1919, at 2:00 o'clock p. m., and was called to order by the Speaker.

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Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. M. L. Fox, of the Central Methodist Episcopal Church, of Lansing.

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

The following named members were not present: Messrs. Bryan, Chase, Chew, Dafoe, Ewing, Glaspie, Griggs, Haan, Hartway, Hopkins, Ivory, James, Jensen, Johnson, Kooyers, Liddy, Mol, Reutter, Rose, Ross, Newman Smith, Toepel, Wallace and Woodruff.

Mr. Young moved that the absentees be excused from today's session. The motion prevailed.

The Speaker directed the Clerk to read the certified copy of the Gorernor's proclamation, which is as follows:

State of Michigan, Executive Office, Lansing.

PROCLAMATION.

To all Whom it May Concern-Greeting :

Acting under the authority of Section 7, Article 6, of the Constitution of the State of Michigan, I hereby call the Legislature of the State of Michigan to meet in extraordinary session on June 3, 1919, at 2 p. m., for the purpose of enacting the legislation necessary to give effect to the constitutional amendment relative to the construction of highways,

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adopted by the people April 7, 1919, and for the consideration of such other matters as may be submitted by special message.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State, at

the Capitol, in Lansing, this twenty-second day of May, [SEAL.] in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nineteen, and of the Commonwealth, the eighty-third.

ALBERT E. SLEEPER,

Governor.

By the Governor:
COLEMAN C. VAUGHAN,

Secretary of State.

I, Coleman C. Vaughan, Secretary of State of the State of Michigan and custodian of the Great Seal of the State, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct transcript of a proclamation issued by the Governor, convening an extra session of the Legislature, the original of which is on file in this office.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto affixed my signa

ture and the Great Seal of the State, at Lansing, this [SEAL.] twenty-second day of May, in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred nineteen.

COLEMAN C. VAUGHAN,

Secretary of State.

By F. D. Fitzgerald, Deputy Secretary of State.

By unanimous consent, the House took up the order of

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Holland offered the following resolution:
House resolution No. 1.

Resolved, That the hour of 2:00 o'clock p m., be fixed as the time at which the House shall convene in daily session.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Gowdy offered the following resolution:
House resolution No. 2.

Resolved, That the Clerk of the House be and is hereby instructed to notify the Senate that a quorum of the House of Representatives was present at the opening of the Special Session at 2:00 o'еlock p. m., this date, and that the House is ready to proceed with the business of the Special Session.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. John W. Moore offered the following resolution:
House resolution No. 3.

Resolved, That the Clerk be and is hereby instructed to notify the Governor that a quorum of the House of Representatives was present at the opening of the Special Session at 2:00 o'clock p. m., this date, and that the House is ready to proceed with the business of the Special Session and is ready to receive any messages which the Governor may be pleased to submit.

The resolution was adopted.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE.

A message was received from the Senate informing the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate was assembled and that the Senate was ready to proceed with the business of the session.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following message was received from the Governor and read by the Clerk:

Executive Office, Lansing,

June 3, 1919.

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

Sir:- Availing myself of the Constitutional privilege of calling a special session for June third, 1919, I desire to submit certain matters to your honorable body for consideration and for such legislation as you may deem proper to carry out these requests.

Our State having voted largely for the purpose of building good roads, I call upon you to enact such highway legislation as is necessary for the carrying out of the provisions of the act. I submit to you the following legislation to be acted upon by you:

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Law providing for sale of bonds and creating a board therefor.

2. Budget Bill for State Highway Department:

3. State reward bill based on twenty-five per cent for non-trunk line roads and fifty per cent for trunk line roads.

4. Amendment to Aldrich bill reducing the amount which the counties are to pay by one-half.

5. Bill prohibiting the use of more than two trailers on the public highways.

I would also recommend a bill to amend section two of Act No. 368 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled “An act to provide for the licensing of operators of motor vehicles, and the suspension and revocation of such licenses in certain cases.” This act was passed during the recent session and created a large amount of work under the authority of the Secretary of State, but made no provision for paying for this extra

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