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House bill No. 46 (file No. 42), entitled

A bill for the prevention of fire waste, and the creation of the office and appointment of a State fire marshal, for the appointment of bis assistants, to prescribe the duties, powers and authority of each, to fix the salaries for the same, and to provide for salaries and necessary expenses;

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the Senatorselect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Senate bill No. 322 (file No. 295), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 107 of the Public Acts of 1897, entitled "An act to prevent the forfeiture of fire insurance policies by the violation of any condition of the policy when such violation has been without prejudice to the insurer," approved May 29, 1897, being compiler's section 5180 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the Senators-elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Senate bill No. 310 (file No. 285), entitled

A bill to authorize the incorporation of shoe dealers' mutual fire insurance companies;

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the Senators-eleet Foting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Senate bill No. 359 (file No. 337), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 149 of the Public Acts of 1873, entitled “An act to define and establish a reinsurance reserve for fire and marine insurance companies doing business in this State," the same being section 5169 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the Senators-elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Senate bill No. 269 (file No. 251), entitled

A bill to amend the title and sections 2, 4, 5, 18, 20, 21 and 28 of an act, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of cities and for changing their boundaries," approved June 2, 1909, being Act No. 279 of the Public Acts of 1909;

Was read a third time, and pending the taking of the vote on the passage thereof, Mr. Murtha moved to amend the bill as follows:

By striking out entire section 25.
The question being on receiving the amendment,
After extended debate
Mr. Lee demanded the yeas and nays.

The amendment then was not received, a majority of the Senators-elect not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Mr. Lee

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Mr. Mapes

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Mr. Walter

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The question being on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Mapes moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. By inserting a new section to stand as section 20 and to read as follows:

“Sec. 20. The charter commission shall convere on the second Tuesday after the election at the place designated therefor. The city clerk shall preside at the first meeting; shall administer the oath of office to the members-elect, and shall act as clerk of the commission. It shall be the sole judge of the qualifications, elections and returns of its own members, choose its own officers, except clerk, determine the rules of its proceedings and keep a journal. A roll call of its members on any question shall be entered on the journal at the request of one-fifth of its members or less if it shall so determine. It may fill any vacancy in its membership, and it shall fix the time for the submission of the charter to the electors. No. member shall receive compensation for more than ninety days and only for actual attendance. A majority of all the members shall constitute a quorum, and its sessions shall be public. The commission may submit with the charter, independent sections or propositions and such of them as shall receive the approval of a majority of the electors voting thereon shall become a part of the charter if the charter is adopted by the electors."

2. By adding a new section to the bill to stand as section 37 and to read as follows:

"Sec. 37. All charters heretofore formulated and all proceedings of charter commissions heretofore had under this act are hereby validated and made effectual so far as the same shall conform to and be within the provisions of this act as amended."

The question being on receiving the amendments,

The amendments were received, a majority of the Senators-elect vot. ing therefor.

The amendments were then adopted.
The question being on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Taylor moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. By striking out line 1 of section 1 and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"Section 1. The title and sections 2, 4, 5, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25 and 28 of an act."

2. By adding to section 1 the words "And a new section is hereby added to stand as section 37."

The question being on receiving the amendments,

The amendments were received, a majority of the Senators-elect voting therefor.

The amendments were then adopted.
The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was then passed, a majority of the Senators-elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The question being on agreeing to the title,
Mr. Taylor moved to amend the title so as to read as follows:

A bill to amend the title and sections 2, 4, 5, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25 and 28 of an act, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of cities and for changing their boundaries," approved June 2, 1909, being Act No. 279 of the Public Acts of 1909, and to add a new section thereto.

The motion prevailed and the title of the bill was so amended.
The title of the bill as amended, was then agreed to.

House bill No. 88 (file No. 24), entitled

A bill to fix the salary of the Commissioner of Insurance; to provide for the disposition of all moneys received by said Commissioner in the performance of duties connected with his office, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act.

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the Senators-elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The title of the bill was agreed to.
Mr. Moriarty moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.
The motion prevailed, two-thirds of the Senators-elect voting therefor.

Mr. Fowle moved that the Senate resolve itself into the committee of the whole on the

GENERAL ORDERS OF THE DAY.

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The motion prevailed.
The President called Mr. White to the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and through its chairman made the following report:

The committee has had under consideration the following:
Senate bill No. 54 (file No. 41), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan School for the Blind for repairs and special purposes, and for the current expenses for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax therefor;

Also: House bill No. 213 (file No. 184), entitled A bill making an appropriation for the State Board of Library Commissioners for the special purposes of defraying the expenses of organ: ization of existing and new libraries, and for the expense of library institutes and training schools, and for the general expenses of the board 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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Senate bill No. 293 (file No. 385), entitled

A bill to authorize the Michigan Dairymen's Association to hold an annual meeting and such auxiliary meetings as may be determined by the association, and making an appropriation therefor;

Also:
Senate bill No. 240 (file No. 228), entitled

A bill making an appropriation for the Michigan State Prison for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1912, for a deficiency in the appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1910, for four new boilers and hot water pump and to provide a tax to meet the same, and authorizing the transfer of a portion of certain funds appropriated by Act No. 184 of the Public Acts of 1903, Act No. 277 of the Public Acts of 1907, Act No. 276 of the Public Acts of 1909, and resolution of the Governor and Board of State Auditors acting under authority of sections 2238 to 2242 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Also:

Senate bill No. 122 (file No. 112), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan School for the Deaf for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same;

Also:
Senate bill No. 239 (file No. 227), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan State Prison for general repairs and special purposes for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same;

Also:
Senate bill No. 76 (file No. 65), entitled

A bill making appropriations for current expenses and special purproses for the Michigan College of Mines, at Houghton, for the fiscal

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