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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NUMBER TWENTY-THREE.

Senate Chamber,

Lansing, Friday, February 16, 1923.

9:00 o'clock a. m.

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

Religious exercises were conducted by Major Rolph Duff of Lansing.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

Present: Senators Bohn, Bernie L. Case, Connelly, Gansser, Gettel, Henry, Horton, Hunter, Karcher, Leland, MacNaughton, Osborn, Pearson, Penney, Ross, Truettner, Whiteley, Wilcox, Young-19; a quorum.

Absent with leave: Senators Bahorski, William L. Case, Condon, Eldred, Johnson, Sligh, Smith and Wood-8.

Absent without leave: --5.

Senators Atwood, Brower, Glaspie, Hayes and Riopelle

Mr. Whiteley moved that the absentees without leave be excused from today's session. The motion prevailed.

Messages From the House.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 75 (file No. 18), entitled

A bill to amend section 13 of Act No. 117 of the Public Acts of 1909, as amended, entitled "An act to provide for the organization and disbandment of township school districts in the State of Michigan,” being section 5921 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 98 (file No. 27), entitled

A bill to amend sections 15, 21-a, 21-b, and 21-c of Act No. 181 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act to provide for the prevention and suppression of contagious, infectious and communicable diseases of live stock; to provide for the creation of a Department of Animal Industry of the State of Michigan; to authorize and require the appointment of a State Commissioner of Animal Industry, of two advisory commissioners and of a State Veterinarian; to prescribe the powers and duties of said officers, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act," approved May 2, 1919, as amended by Act No. 286 of the Public Acts of 1921 and by Act No. 9 of the Public Acts, First Special Session of 1921, and to add one new section to stand as section 15-a.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill.

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

General Orders.

Mr. Connelly moved that the Senate resolve itself into Committee of the whole for consideration of the general orders.

The motion prevailed and the President designated Mr. Connelly as chairman.

Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the whole, with Mr. Connelly in the chair.

After some time spent therein the committee rose; and, the President having resumed the chair, the committee, through its chairman, reported back to the Senate, favorably and without amendment, the following entitled bills:

Senate bill No. 112 (file No. 73), entitled

A bill to repeal section 18 of Act No. 249 of the Public Acts of 1903, entitled "An act to provide for the preservation of the forests of this State and for the prevention and suppression of forest and prairie fires,” being section 782 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

Senate bill No. 119 (file No. 82), entitled

A bill to amend section 5 of Act No. 236 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled "An act to protect fish in the inland waters of this State and to regulate the manner of taking, possession, transportation, size and sale of fish when taken from said waters; to provide penalties for the violation of this act; and to repeal all acts and parts of acts conflicting therewith,” being section 7658 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The bills were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

Mr. Osborn moved that the Senate adjourn.
The motion prevailed, the time being 9:15 o'clock a. m.

Accordingly, and in pursuance of the order previously made, the President declared the Senate adjourned until Monday, February 19, 1923, at 8:00 o'clock p. m.

DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NUMBER TWENTY-FOUR

Senate Chamber,

Lansing, Monday, February 19, 1923.

8:00 o'clock p. m.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the Presiident pro tempore.

Religious exercises were conducted by Fr. J. W. O'Rafferty of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Lansing.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

Present: Senators Bahorski, Bohn, Brower, Bernie L. Case, Connelly, Eldred, Gansser, Gettel, Hayes, Henry, Horton, Hunter, Karcher, Leland, MacNaughton, Osborn, Pearson, Penney, Riopelle, Ross, Sligh, Truettner, Whiteley, Wilcox, Young -25; a quorum.

Absent with leave:

Senators William L. Case, Condon and Johnson–3.

Absent without leave:

Senators Atwood, Glaspie, Smith and Wood—4.

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

The motion prevailed.

Presentation of Petitions.

Petition No. 112. By the President. Petition of the members of the Battle Creek W. C. T. U., protesting against the passage of the Capital Punishment Bill.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Petition No. 113. By Mr. Wood. Petition of a Committee from the Friends' Church of Detroit opposing Capital Punishment Bill.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Petition No. 114. By the President. Petition of Finley Ferguson of Manistee, favoring the passage of the “Automatic Fire-door" and "Automatic Bell Ringer” Bills.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Petition No. 115. By the President. Petition of the Wolverine Lodge of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen of Grand Rapids, favoring the passage of the "Automatic Bell Ringer" and "Automatic Fire-door" Bills.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Petition No. 116. By the President. Petition of the Detroit Federation of Labor, favoring the "Full Crew Bill.”

The petition was referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Petition No. 117. By the President. Petition of F. N. Pierce, Chairman of the Durand Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, favoring the passage of the "Automatic Bell Ringer” and “Automatic Fire-door” Bills.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Petition No. 118. By the President. Petition of the Grand Rapids Lodge of Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen favoring the passage of the "Full Crew Bill," the "Automatic Bell Ringer" and "Automatic Fire-door" bills.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Petition No. 119. By Mr. Karcher. Resolution of Standish Board of Commerce protesting certain proposed fish laws.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 120. By Mr. Connelly. Resolution of Woman's Literary Club of Holland protesting against abolishing the Primary School Fund.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Education.

Petition No. 121. By Mr. Connelly. Resolution of Board of Supervisors of Berrien County favoring a gasoline tax and a bus tax.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Announcement by Secretary of Printing and Filing of Bills. The Secretary announced that the following named bills had been printed and placed upon the files of the Senators, February 16:

Senate bill No. 130 (file No. 97)—

To accept provisions of an act of Congress to promote the welfare and hygiene of maternity and infancy.

Senate bill No. 131 (file No. 98)—

To provide for the examination, regulation, licensing and registration of persons engaged in laboratory work.

Senate bill No. 132 (file No. 99)—

To amend sec. 7, Act No. 236, P. A. of 1915, being sec. 7660, C. L. of 1915, as last amended by Act No. 260, P. A. of 1919—to protect fish in the inland waters of the State-perch.

Senate bill No. 133 (file No. 100)

To regulate the sale, disposition, distribution and possession of certain habitforming drugs.

Senate bill No. 122 (file No. 101)

To amend sec. 30, Act No. 183, P. A. of 1897, being sec. 14496, C. L. of 1915, as amended by Act No. 330, P. A. of 1917-compensation of circuit court stenographers in the seventeenth circuit.

House bill No. 191 (file No. 33)—

A bill to amend section 9, chapter 5, Act No. 254, Public Acts of 1897—to provide that depletion in county drainage fund, due to embezzlement, may be covered by appropriation from general fund.

House bill No. 165 (file No. 34)—

A bill to amend section 10, Act No. 129, Public Acts of 1883-an act for the organization of telephone and messenger service companies.

The Secretary also announced that the following named bills had been printed and placed upon the files of the Senators, February 17:

Senate bill No. 136 (file No. 102)-
To regulate the hours of labor of employes of fire departments of municipalities.
Senate bill No. 137 (file No. 103)
To make appropriations for the State Department of Agriculture.
Senate bill No. 138 (file No. 104)-

To amend sec. 4, Act No. 13, P. A. of 1921-State Department of Agricultureproviding for the appointment of a Board of Managers of State Fairs.

Senate bill No. 139 (file No. 105)—

To repeal Act No. 143, P. A. of 1917, authorizing the board of trustees of the Industrial School for Boys to sell the present site and use the proceeds for the purchase of a new site and erection of buildings thereon.

Senate bill No. 140 (file No. 106)-

To provide for the appointment of a board of jury commissioners for cities having a municipal court of record.

Senate bill No. 141 (file No. 107)—

To provide for the licensing of persons to take or catch or attempt to take or catch fish with hook and line in the lakes and streams of Charlevoix County.

Senate bill No. 134 (file No. 108)—

To amend sec. 2, Act No. 207, P. A. of 1921-The Zoning Act-determination of damages.

Senate bill No. 135 (file No. 109)— To amend Act No. 279, P. A. of 1909—Home Rule Cities Act-being secs. 3304 to 3341, inclusive, C. L. of 1915—determination of damages.

The Secretary also announced that the following named bills had been printed and placed upon the files of the Senators, February 19:

Senate bill No. 35 (file No. 110)—
To make appropriations for the Board of Examiners of Barbers.
Senate bill No. 44 (file No. 111)-
To make appropriations for the State Board of Accountancy.

Introduction of Bills.

Mr. Bohn introduced
Senate bill No. 150, entitled

A bill to prohibit the maintenance of hospitals, nursing homes or places of refuge within twelve hundred feet of any public school, and to provide a penalty for the violation hereof.

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

Mr. Bernie L. Case introduced
Senate bill No. 151, entitled

A bill to amend section 14 of Act No. 206 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled “An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy (and collection) of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased; and to repeal Act No. 200 of the Public Acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act," being section 4008 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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

Third Reading of Bills.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 118 (file No. 89), entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of Act No. 168 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled "An act to provide for a State superintendent of weights and measures, State, county and city sealers and inspection of weights and measures, prescribing their powers and duties, providing penalties for fraud and deception in the use of false weights and measures and confiscation thereof, and repealing sections 4882 to 4897, inclusive, of the Compiled Laws of 1897," being section 6240 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

Pending the taking of the vote on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Gettel offered the following amendments:

(1) Section 7, lines 1 and 2, after the word "who", strike out "by himself or by his servant or agent, or as the servant or agent of another".

(2) Section 7, lines 9 and 10, after the word "who", strike out "by himself or by his servant or agent, or as the servant or agent of another”.

(3) Section 7, lines 13 and 14, after the word "who", strike out "by himself or by his servant or agent, or as the servant or agent of another".

The amendments were seconded, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor.

The amendments were then considered and agreed to, a majority of all the Senators-elect voting therefor.

Under rule 37, the bill was ordered to lie over one day.

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