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Petition No. 372. By Mr. Henry. Petitions of Vern S. Cook and seventy-four other citizens of Battle Creek, Geo. Black and two other citizens of the Township of Ellington, Minnie Lott, Elmdale, W. G. Switzer, Bay Port, Louie Ehmann and three other citizens of Auburn, John A. McIntyre and ten other citizens of Bad Axe, Walter J. Woolley and twelve other citizens of Troy Township, Edward Holloway and one other citizen of Birmingham, Clarence Whiting and sixteen other citizens of Peacock, Esther Thiel and three other citizens of Brady, Frank Thayer and six other citizens of Chesaning, A. E. Crosby and eleven other citizens of Merrill, Harry E. Bill and seven other citizens of Jackson, Edward Burg and fifty-seven other citizens of Sturgis, B. E. Grove and eight other citizens of Coldwater, A. H. Mitchell and eleven other citizens of Dowagiac, Henry C. Dreps and seventy-one other citizens of Lansing, Scott Clark and twenty-four other citizens of Dewitt, Grant E. Farrand and seventy other citizens of Colon, Mrs. George Gale and fifteen other citizens of Fenton, Anna Sipa and one hundred and five other citizens of Detroit, Birger Petersen and nine other citizens of Escanaba, R. H. Adams and twenty-six other citizens of Adrian, D. L. Rogers and twenty-three other citizens of the Township of Chapin, F. C. Lockman and ten other citizens of Pontiac, H. S. Platt and six other citizens of Jonesville, John W. Gleason and nineteen other citizens of Bromley, R. L. Jones and sixty-five other citizens of Cascade, Wallace Taylor and nine other citizens of St. Clair County, Dr. A. S. McDowell. West Branch, W. H. Colyer and one hundred twelve other citizens of Grand Rapids, and Nick Wierenger and two other citizens of Byron Center, favoring a sliding scale tax on weight of automobiles and opposing tax on gasoline.

The petitions were referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 373. By Mr. Smith. Petition of Mrs. Kate Gee and thirteen other citizens of Port Huron favoring the passage of the Full Crew Bill. 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 14:

Senate bill No. 206 (file No. 157)—

To amend sec. 9, Act No. 302, P. A. of 1915—Motor Vehicle Law-being sec. 4805, C. L. of 1915, as amended by Act No. 383, P. A. of 1919—tax after April first and before September first.

Senate bill No. 207 (file No. 158)—

To amend sec. 2, chap. III, Act No. 314, P. A. of 1915—The Judicature Act-being sec. 12230, C. L. of 1915—Judges of Probate.

Senate bill No. 209 (file No. 159)-
To provide for the supervision of finance companies.

Messages From The House.
A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 85 (file No. 67), entitled

A bill to provide a tax on gasoline, distillate, benzine and other volatile and inflammable liquids, except kerosene oil, stored, sold, used, distributed in the State, or produced and compounded therein for the purpose of generating power or heat, and to provide for the payment and collection of such tax.

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 Taxation.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 95 (file No. 75), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 276 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan for the year 1917, entitled "An act making it a felony to neglect or refuse to obey the decree of a court of chancery providing for the support of minor children in certain cases, and to provide a penalty for the violations 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 Judiciary.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 152 (file No. 70), entitled

A bill to permit the spearing of suckers, redsides, mullet, and carp from March 1st to May 1st, both inclusive, in the waters of St. Joseph and Prairie rivers in the counties of Branch and St. Joseph, the waters of Kings Mill Pond and White Pigeon and Fawn rivers in St. Joseph county and the waters of Swan Creek in Branch county, and to repeal Act No. 166 of the Public Acts of 1919.

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. 153 (file No. 68), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act 88 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled "An act prohibiting the transportation of fish outside of the State which are caught in any of the waters of the counties of Branch and St. Joseph."

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. 174 (file No. 36), entitled

A bill to provide for the suspension of a teacher's certificate for violation of contract.

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. 181 (file No. 72), entitled

A bill to amend section 8 of Act No. 185 of the Public Acts of 1867, entitled "An act to prevent animals from running at large in the public highways,” being section 7292 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 Counties and Townships.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 185 (file No. 71), entitled

A bill to amend section 35 of chapter 14 of the Revised Statutes of 1846, entitled "Of the county treasurer," being section 2361 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 Counties and Townships.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 198 (file No. 82), entitled

A bill to amend sections 2 and 10 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," approved May 5, 1921.

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. 206 (file No. 69), entitled

A bill to amend section 7 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 7660 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 260 of the Public Acts of 1919.

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. 222 (file No. 77), entitled

A bill to amend section 8 of chapter 1 of part 2 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."

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. 269 (file No. 74), entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of Act No. 350 of the Public Acts of 1913, entitled "An act to enable counties to establish and maintain public hospitals, levy a tax and issue bonds therefor, elect hɔspital trustees, maintain training schools for nurses, provide suitable means for the care of tuberculous persons and to make possible the ultimate establishment of an adequate supply of hospitals," said section being section number 10861 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the Senate that the House of Representatives had passed the bill and has ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 270 (file No. 73), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 264 of the Public Acts of 1917, entitled "An act to provide for the lighting, by artificial means, of the highways in unincorporated villages by the township board and to provide for the payment of the expense so incurred."

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 Counties and Townships.

Reports of Standing Committees.

Mr. Hayes submitted the following report:

The Committee on Banks and Corporations respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill, without amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass: House bill No. 233 (file No. 66), entitled

A bill to amend section 15 of chapter 153 of Act No. 108 of the Public Acts of 1889, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of trust, deposit and security companies," and to repeal Act 58 of the Session Laws of 1871, approved March 29, 1871, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of trust, deposit and security companies,” being chapter 88 of Howell's Annotated Statutes; also to repeal Act No. 123 of Session Laws of 1883, approved May 25, 1883, entitled "An act to amend section 9 of Act 58 of the Session Laws of 1871," approved March 29, 1871, being Compiler's section 2290, relative to the corporate rights of

trust, deposit and security companies, being section 8057 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

W. J. HAYES,

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

Mr. Condon submitted the following report:

The Committee on Judiciary respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill with amendment, recommending that the amendment be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

Senate bill No. 171 (file No. 133), entitled

A bill to amend sections 2, 4, and 5 of chapter 64 of Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled “The Judicature Act of 1915," being sections 14139, 14141, and 14142 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The following is the amendment recommended by the committee:

Section 5, line 6, after the word "due", strike out the word "hearing", and insert in lieu thereof the word "consideration".

GEO. M. CONDON,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The amendment recommended by the committee was agreed to and the bill, as thus amended, was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Condon submitted the following report:

The Committee on Judiciary respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill with amendment, recommending that the amendment be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

Senate bill No. 172 (file No. 134), entitled

A bill to amend the title and sections 1, 5 and 6 of Act No. 6 of the Public Acts of 1907, Extra Session, entitled "An act to define and to regulate the treatment and control of dependent, neglected and delinquent children, to prescribe the jurisdiction of the probate court, and the powers, duties and compensation of the probate judge and the probate register with regard thereto; to provide for the appointment of county agents, register of the juvenile division and probation officers, and to prescribe their powers, duties and compensation and to provide for the granting of rehearings and modifications of orders, sentences and decrees of said court," being sections 2011, 2015 and 2016 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 16 of the Public Acts of 1921, First Extra Session, and Act No. 24 of the Public Acts of 1921, First Extra Session.

The following is the amendment recommended by the committee:

Section 6, line 13, after the word "of", strike out the word "sixteen", and insert in lieu thereof the word "fifteen".

GEO. M. CONDON,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The amendment recommended by the committee was agreed to and the bill, 28 thus amended, was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Condon submitted the following report:

The Committee on Judiciary respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill with amendments, recommending that the amendments be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

House bill No. 89 (file No. 25), entitled

A bill to provide for the administration of the estates of deceased persons in certain cases; to provide for the appointment of public administrators; to define and prescribe their powers and duties and to repeal Act No. 346 of the Public Acts of 1921.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee:

(1) Section 2, lines 2 and 3, after the word “State", strike out the words "and he shall be entitled to the same”.

(2) Section 2, line 7, strike out the words "this State", and insert in lieu thereof the words "the United States”.

GEO. M. CONDON,

Chairman.

The report was accepted.

The amendments recommended by the committee were agreed to and the bill, as thus amended, was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Condon submitted the following report:

The Committee on Judiciary respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill with amendment, recommending that the amendment be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

Senate bill No. 11 (file No. 9), entitled

A bill declaring every child to be the legitimate child of its natural parents; making such child an heir of such parents, and providing the procedure for establishing such parentage.

The following is the amendment recommended by the committee:

Section 4, line 1, after the word "deemed”, strike out the word "accumulative" and insert in lieu thereof the word "cumulative".

GEO. M. CONDON,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The amendment recommended by the committee was agreed to and the bill, as thus amended, was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Condon submitted the following report:

The Committee on Judiciary respectfully reports back to the Senate the following entitled bill with amendments, recommending that the amendments be agreed to and that the bill, as thus amended, do pass:

Senate bill No. 65 (file No. 32), entitled

A bill to control the possession, sale and use of pistols, revolvers, and guns; to provide penalties and punishment for the unlawful use thereof, and for other purposes.

The following are the amendments recommended by the committee: (1) Strike out Section 5, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

"Sec. 5. After the first day of July A. D. 1924 it shall be unlawful for any person within this state to use or have in his possession any pistol, revolver, or gun, except in the legitimate defense of his person or his property, and used or possessed upon his premises, unless said person shall have first registered said pis. tol, revolver, or gun in the office of the sheriff of the county or the Chief of Police in the city in which said person is a resident. Said registration shall be in triplicate in form to be prescribed by the Secretary of State and shall contain the name, address, description and the signature of the person registering said pistol, revolver, or gun, and a full description of said pistol, revolver or gun. The original of said registration shall be delivered to the person registering the same. The duplicate thereof shall be sent to the Secretary of State by said sheriff or chief of police within seven days from the date of registration, and the triplicate of said registration shall be retained and filed in the office of said sheriff or chief of police. This section shall not apply to wholesale or retail dealers, nor to those persons exempt under the provisions of section seven of this act. Violations of this section shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not to exceed five years.

(2) Section 10, strike out lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

“Sec. 10. No person shall sell, deliver, or otherwise transfer a pistol, revolver, or gun to a person on the day of the application for the purchase thereof and when delivered, said pistol, revolver, or gun shall be securely wrapped and shall be un.

loaded."

(3) Section 12, strike out lines 30, 31 and 32. (4) Add section 18 to read as follows:

"Sec. 18. If any section or provision of this act shall be held by any court to be unconstitutional, such judgment shall not affect any other section or provision of this act."

GEO. M. CONDON,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The amendments recommended by the committee were agreed to and the bill, as thus amended, was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

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