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Petition No. 293. By Mr. MacNaughton. Petition of Fred Merrill and one other citizen of Ada on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 294. By Mr. Henry. Petition of Edna Merrill and twenty-four other citizens of Battle Creek on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 295. By Mr. Bohn. Petition of Albert S. Johnson and fifteen other citizens of Schoolcraft County on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 296. By Mr. Hayes. Petition of F. M. Smith and sixty-three other citizens of Wayne County on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 297. By Mr. MacNaughton. Resolution by the Ladies Literary Club of Grand Rapids endorsing legislation which provides that in counties of over 150,000 an assistant to the County Agent be appointed by the Governor.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Counties and Townships.

Petition No. 298. By Mr. MacNaughton. Petition of Women's Club of Rockford and other signers praying for legislation to allow woman assistant to the County Agent.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Counties and Townships.

Petition No. 299. By Mr. MacNaughton. Petition of the Sand Lake Woman's Club requesting legislation relative to appointment of a woman as assistant to the County Agent.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Counties and Townships.

Petition No. 300. By Mr. MacNaughton. Petition of the North End Woman's Club, Grand Rapids, praying for legislation to allow a woman assistant to the County Agent.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Counties and Townships.

Petition No. 301. By Mr. MacNaughton. Petition of the Grand Rapids Woman's Auxiliary to the Railway Mail Association on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Counties and Townships

Petition No. 302. By Mr. MacNaughton. Petition of the East Side Ladies' Club, Kent County, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Counties and Townships.

Petition No. 303. By Mr. MacNaughton. Petition of the Home Literary Club, Kent County, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Counties and Townships.

Petition No. 304. By Mr. MacNaughton. Petition of the Grand Rapids Woman's Club on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Counties and Townships.

Petition No. 305. By Mr. MacNaughton. Petition of the Creston Literary Club on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Counties and Townships.

Petition No. 306. By Mr. MacNaughton. Petition of the "Four Times Four Club,” Kent County, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Counties and Townships.

Petition No. 307. By Mr. Young. Petition of Joseph O. Dubie and other citizens of Bay City urging the passage of the Full Crew Bill.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Petition No. 308. By Mr. Young. Petition of Chas. W. Hayner and thirty-four ' other citizens of Durand urging the passage of the Full Crew Bill.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Petition No. 309. By Mr. Truettner. Petition of Joseph Green and forty-nine other citizens of Crystal Falls favoring a sliding scale of tax on weight of automobiles and opposing tax on gasoline. The petition was referred to the Committee on Railroads.

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, March 6th:

House bill No. 10 (file No. 78)—

To amend sec. 4, Act No. 205, P. A. of 1887—to provide that State banks may do trust business and trust companies banking business.

House bill No. 138 (file No. 79)—

To provide for the construction, maintenance and repair of State trunk line roads and bridges.

House bill No. 215 (file No. 80)

To provide for the laying out of a trunk line highway from Acme, Grand Traverse County, to Harrisville, Alcona County.

House bill No. 220 (file No. 81),

To amend section 9, Act No. 302, P. A, of 1915—to provide that persons residing north of township 20 north shall pay less than regular rates for motor vehicle licenses.

House bill No. 198 (file No. 82)

To amend secs. 2 and 10, Act No. 117, P. A. of 1921—to permit the transportation and sale of rabbits lawfully caught outside the State.

House bill No. 275 (file No. 83)
To authorize boards of supervisors to establish and operate public markets.
House bill No. 72 (file No. 84)—

To amend sections 5, 12 and 13, Act No. 117, P. A. of 1921—an act to provide for the protection of game and birds.

The Secretary also announced that the following named bills had been printed and placed upon the files of the Senators, March 8:

House bill No. 183 (file No. 85)

To repeal Act No. 270, P. A. of 1911—an act to regulate the sale of poison and poisonous substances.

The Secretary also announced that the following named bills had been printed and placed upon the files of the Senators, March 8:

Senate bill No. 189 (file No. 143)—
To provide for the preservation of the forests and the prevention of forest fires.
Senate bill No. 190 (file No. 144)—

To repeal Act No. 242 of the P. A. of 1919, relative to the payment of bounties for killing weasels, woodchucks, crows, owls and hawks.

Senate bill No. 191 (file No. 145)—
To amend sec. 1, Act No. 115, P. A. of 1915, Chiropodist's Act.
Senate bill No. 48 (file No. 146)—
Making appropriations for Michigan Historical Commission.
Senate bill No. 181 (file No. 147)—

To amend sec. 1, Act No. 207, P. A, of 1915, relative to hunting of rabbits with ferrets and guinea pigs or other rodents, etc. Senate bill No. 193 (file No. 148)—

To amend sec. 38, chapter 18, Act No. 314, P. A. of 1915, relative to drawing of jurors.

Senate bill No. 194 (file No. 149)

To amend the title and sec. 5, Act No. 9, P. A. of Extra Session of 1912, relative to presidential primary law.

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Messages From The House.
A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 240 (file No. 52), entitled

A bill to authorize the Michigan Public Utilities Commission to grant rehearings and to alter, modify or amend its findings and orders.

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 Railroads.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 251 (file No. 55), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 59 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to prohibit the taking, catching or killing of certain species of bass during certain months of the year; to provide a penalty therefor, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith," being section 7689 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 Conservation.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 178 (file No. 51), entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 73 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An act to standardize the gauge of vehicles to be used on the public highways of this State, and to regulate the manufacture, sale and use thereof."

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 Highways.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 145 (file No. 49), entitled

A bill to amend section 3, sub-division 2, chapter 2, part 3 of Act No. 256 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to revise, consolidate and classify the laws of the State of Michigan relating to the insurance and surety business; to regulate the incorporation of domestic insurance and surety companies and associations and the admission of foreign companies and to provide for the departmental supervision and regulation of the insurance and surety business within this State," approved May 10th, 1917.

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 Insurance.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 120 (file No. 57), entitled

A bill to permit the spearing of redhorse, suckers and mullet in Flint river, together with its tributaries during the months of March and April of each year.

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 Conservation.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 72 (file No. 84), entitled

A bill to amend sections 5, 12 and 13 of Act No. 117 of the Public Acts of 1921, entitled "An act to provide for the protection of game and birds, to regulate the taking, possession, use and transportation of the same, to prohibit the sale thereof, to regulate the manner of hunting, pursuing and killing game or birds, to provide a penalty for the violation of any of the provisions of this act."

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 Conservation.

Reports of Standing Committees.

Mr. Bahorski submitted the following report:

The Committee on Cities and Villages respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass: House bill No. 223 (file No. 45), entitled

A bill to amend sections 4 and 5 of Act No. 279 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of cities and for revising and amending their charters," being sections 3307 and 3308 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 5 of the Public Acts of the Second Extra Session of 1921.

JOSEPH BAHORSKI,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Ross submitted the following report:

The Committee on Education respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

Senate bill No. 157 (file No. 121), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 146 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to authorize and empower boards of education in certain school districts of this State to provide for the establishing and offering of advanced courses of study to high school graduates, and to provide for the regulation thereof,” approved April 25, 1917.

HENRY T. ROSS,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Ross submitted the following report:

The Committee on Education respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass:

House bill No. 86 (file No. 35), entitled

A bill to amend the title of Act No. 146 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to authorize and empower boards of education in certain school districts of this State to provide for the establishing and offering of advanced courses of study to high school graduates, and to provide for the regulation thereof," and to amend said act by adding thereto a new section to stand as section 2.

HENRY T. ROSS,

Chairman. The report was accepted. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Introduction of Bills.

Mr. Condon introduced
Senate bill No. 199, entitled

A bill to amend section 15 of chapter 30 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, “The Judicature Act of 1915," being section 13243 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as last amended by Act No. 293 of the Public Acts of 1921.

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

Mr. Horton introduced
Senate bill No. 200, entitled

A bill to authorize the State Highway Commissioner to lay out, take over, construct and maintain certain roads and bridges thereon leading to within State parks, and providing for the cost thereof.

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

Mr. Karcher introduced
Senate bill No. 201, entitled

A bill to protect fish in the trout streams of this State, and to regulate the manner of taking and transportation of fish from said waters, to provide penalties for violation of this act, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts conflicting therewith.

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

Mr. Truettner introduced
Senate bill No. 202, entitled

A bill to amend section 6 of Act No. 90 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled "An act authorizing and empowering the boards of supervisors of counties to purchase, accept gifts and devises of, and to improve and maintain parks and to contribute to the maintenance of parks owned or held in trust by cities, villages or townships," being section 2323 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 36 of the Public Acts of 1921.

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

Mr. Pearson introduced
Senate bill No. 203, entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 70 of the Public Acts of 1911, entitled "An act regulating the taxation of steam vessels, steam boats and other steam water craft of registered tonnage within the State of Michigan," being sections 4248 to 4250, inclusive, of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the Committee on Taxation. Mr. Johnson introduced Senate bill No. 204, entitled

A bill to provide for the licensing and regulation of the sale of drugs, nostrums, face powders, face creams, face bleaches, face lotions, cosmetics, tooth powders, tooth pastes, dentifrices and other toilet preparations or ointments or applications for the treatment of diseases, injuries or deformities, by itinerant and traveling vendors or hawkers.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Public Health. Mr. Johnson also introduced Senate bill No. 205, entitled

A bill to regulate the election or appointment of trustees or directors in certain hospitals within the State of Michigan, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts which are inconsistent herewith.

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

Third Reading of Bills. The following entitled bill was read a third time: Senate bill No. 38 (file No. 128), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Public Administrator for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925, for maintenance, operation and other purposes.

The question being on the passage of the bill, the roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

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