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Mr. Bradley moved that the Senate concur in the amendment made . to the bill by the committee.

The motion prevailed. The bill was then referred to the committee of the whole and placed at the head of the general orders.

By the Committee on Railroads :
The Committee on Railroads reports
House bill No. 342 (file No. 251), entitled

A bill to provide for uniform bills of lading, to fix the punishment for violations of this act, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith;

With the following amendment thereto:

By adding to section 54 after the word “thereof” the words "nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit express companies from using the customary receipts employed by them in the ordinary transaction of their business ;"

Recommend that the amendment be concurred in, and that when so amended the bill pass.

WALTER R. TAYLOR,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Taylor moved that the Senate concur in the amendment made to the bill by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

The bill was then referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general orders.

By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:
The Conimittee on Finance and Appropriations reports
House bill No. 180 (file No. 303), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan Soldiers' Home, for special purposes and for current expenses for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

WILLIAM H. BRADLEY,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed at the head of the general orders.

By the Committee on Gaming Interests:
The Committee on Gaming Interests reports
Senate bill No. 426 (file No. 402), entitled

A bill to prevent the killing of deer for a period of five years in the county of Grand Traverse;

With the following amendments thereto:

1. By striking out of line 2 of section 1 the word "county” and inserting in lieu thereof the word "counties."

2. By inserting in line 3 of section 1 after the words “Grand Traverse" the words "Mason, Manistee, Lake."

Recommend that the amendments be concurred in, and that when so amended the bill pass.

L. WHITNEY WATKINS,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Watkins moved that the Senate concur in the amendments made to the bill by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

The bill was then referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general orders.

By the Committee on Fisheries :
The Committee on Fisheries reports
Senate bill No. 429 (file No. 404), entitled

A bill to prohibit the spearing of fish in certain inland lakes and streams of this State; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

W. A. COLLINS,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general orders.

By the Committee on Fisheries :
The Committee on Fisheries reports
Senate bill No. 425 (file No. 401), entitled

A bill to prohibit the taking or catching of fish by any means or de vice, other than hook and line, in Duck and Green lakes or in their tributaries, in the township of Green Lake in Grand Traverse county; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

W. A. COLLINS,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general orders.

By the Committee on Fisheries :
The Committee on Fisheries reports
Senate bill No. 433 (file No. 410), entitled

A bill to license the fishing for, taking or catching of black bass, speckled trout, landlocked salmon, rainbow or California trout, Loch leven trout or steelhead trout by non-residents of the State; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

W. A. COLLINS,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general orders.

By the Committee on Elections:
The Committee on Elections reports
House bill No. 543 (file No. 276), entitled
A bill to amend section 9 of Act No. 190 of the Public Acts of 1891,

entitled, “In act to prescribe the manner of conducting and to prevent fraud and (!eception) deceptions at elections in this State," being com piler's section 3620 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended by Art No. 189 of the Public Acts of 1907; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Carl E. MAPES,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general orders.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

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Mr. Barnaby introduced
Senate bill No. 416, entitled

A bill providing for the appointment of officers by county boards of auditors, and fixing the time of such appointments.

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

Mr. G. G. Scott introduced
Senate bill No. 447, entitled

A bill to regulate gifts, grants, bequests and devises to religious, educational, charitable or benevolent uses.

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

THIRD READING OF BILLS.

Senate bill No. 305 (file No. 405), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 291 of the Public Acts of 1907, entitled "An act to provide for the payment for overtime of convicts engaged in manufacturing on public account;"

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. 432 (file No. 409), entitled
A bill to amend section 7 of Act No. 81 of the Laws of 1873, entitled

"An act to establish a State Board of Health; to provide for the appointment of a superintendent of vital statistics, and to assign certain duties to local boards of health," being section 4403 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended by Act No. 18 of the Public Acts of 1905;

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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Mr. Kingman moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect for the reason that the bill comes under the provisions of section 21 of Article V of the Consitution of the State of Michigan, which provides “that the Legislature may give immediate effect to acts immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety.”

The motion prevailed and the bill was ordered to take immediate effect, two-thirds of the Senators-elect voting therefor.

Senate bill No. 75 (file No. 64), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Tuberculosis Sanatorium 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;

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

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The title of the bill was agreed to.
Mr. Barnaby moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.

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

Senate bill No. 430 (file No. 407), entitled A bill to authorize and instruct the State Treasurer to pay to.... widow of William T. Densmore, the sum of two hundred ninety dollars, being the amount remaining in the State treasury unclaimed under joint resolution No. 7, of the Regular Session of 1899;

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

A bill to authorize and instruct the State Treasurer to pay to Mrs. William T. Densmore, widow of William T. Densmore, the sum of two hundred ninety dollars, being the amount remaining in the State treasury unclaimed under joint resolution No. 7, of the Regular Session of 1899;

The motion prevailed, and the title of the bill was so amended.
The title of the bill as amended, was then agreed to.
Mr. Kline moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.

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

Senate bill No. 170 (file No. 159), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane for building and special purposes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1912;

Was read a third time, and pending the taking of the vote on the passage thereof,

Mr. Walter moved that the bill be laid on the table.
The motion prevailed.

Senate bill No. 316 (file No. 406) entitled

A bill to provide for the inspection of commercial feeding stuffs and to regulate the sale thereof;

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

YES.

Mr. Barnaby

Bradley
Collins
Conley

Mr. Kingman

Kline
Lee
Leidlein

Mr. Murtha

Newton
Putney
Scott, G. G.

Mr. Vaughan

Walter
Ward
Watkins

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