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act to permit the holder of any negotiable bond secured by mortgage upon or trust deed of real or personal property in Michigan, which mortgage or trust deed is executed to a trustee and was recorded in the State of Michigan at any time prior to January 1, 1912, to pay a specific tax thereon and thereby to be exempt from further general taxes thereon," being section 4280 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the Com. mittee on Taxation.

Mr. Sligh also introduced
Senate bill No. 217, entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of Act No. 91 of the Public Acts of 1911, entitled "An act to provide for the assessment and collection of a specific tax upon the class of credits founded upon and evidenced by mortgages and liens upon real property, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in contravention thereto," being section 4274 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. Atwood introduced
Senate bill No. 218, entitled

A bill to vest in the Michigan Public Utilities Commission the control and regulation of certain gas utilities, serving in more than one community.

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

Mr. Bahorski introduced
Senate bill No. 219, entitled

A bill to amend section 16 of Act No. 183 of the Public Acts of 1897, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment and to fix the term of office, duties and compen. sation of circuit court stenographers in the State of Michigan," being section 14482 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as last amended by Act No. 231 of the Public Acts of 1919.

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

By unanimous consent,
Mr. Connelly moved to take from the table the following entitled bill:
Senate bill No. 69 (file No. 35), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 of chapter 4, part 1, 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," and to add a new section thereto to stand as section 4-a.

The motion prevailed.

The question being on concurring in the amendments made to the bill by the House of Representatives,

The roll was called and the Senators voted as follows:

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So, a majority of all the Senators-elect having voted in favor thereof,

The Senate concurred in the amendments made to the bill by the House of Representatives.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Brower moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was given immediate effect.

The motion prevailed.
By unanimous consent,
Mr. Brower withdrew his motion to give the bill immediate effect.

The bill was referred to the Secretary for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

Third Reading of Bills. The following entitled bill was read a third time: House bill No. 125 (file No. 24), entitled

A bill to prohibit the taking of fish from the inland waters of this State where the public is excluded from taking fish therefrom and fish have been planted therein at públic expense and to provide a penalty for the violation of the provisions of this act.

Pending the taking of the vote on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Ross offered the following amendment:

Section 1, line 4, after the word "fish”, insert "Provided however, That this Act shall not apply to any small inland lakes covering less than two hundred and fifty acres in which fish may be so planted without the written consent of the persons who together own in fee simple the submerged acreage."

The amendment was seconded, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor.

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

Pending the order that, under rule 37, the bill lie over one day,

Mr. Ross moved that the rule be suspended and that the bill be placed on its immediate passage.

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

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

YEAS-28.

Atwood
Bahorski
Bohn
Brower
Case, Bernie L.
Condon
Connelly

Eldred
Gansser
Gettel
Glaspie
Hayes
Henry
Horton

Johnson
Karcher
Leland
MacNaughton
Osborn
Pearson

Penney
NAYS—0.

Ross
Sligh
Smith
Whiteley
Wilcox
Wood
Young

So, a majority of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The bill was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 181 (file No. 147), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 207 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled “An act to prohibit the hunting of rabbits with ferrets and guinea pigs or other rodents; exempting from its provisions farmers and fruit growers hunting on their own lands, and those townships wherein electors so decide by referendum; prescribing penalty for violation and repealing Act No. 180 of the Public Acts of 1911, entitled 'An act to prohibit the hunting of rabbits with forrets or guinea pigs, and all other acts or parts of acts in contravention therewith," as amended by Act No. 231 of the Public Acts of 1921, being section 7548 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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

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So, a majority of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The bill was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 48 (file No. 146), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan Historical Commission 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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So, a majority of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The bill was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.
On motion of Mr. Brower, two-thirds of all the Senators-elect voting therefor,
The bill was given immediate effect.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
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.

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

YEAS-28.

Atwood
Bahorski
Bohn
Brower
Case, Bernie L.
Condon
Connelly

Eldred
Gansser
Gettel
Glaspie
Hayes
Henry
Horton

Johnson
Karcher
Leland
MacNaughton
Osborn
Pearson

Penney
NAYS—0.

Ross
Sligh
Smith
Whiteley
Wilcox
Wood
Young

So, a majority of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The bill was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 183 (file No. 139), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 153 of the Public Acts of 1887, entitled "An act to punish a male person above fourteen years of age for indecent and improper liberties with a female child under fourteen years of age," being section 15503 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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

YEAS-28.

Atwood
Bahorski
Bohn
Brower
Case, Bernie L.
Condon
Connelly

Eldred
Gansser
Gettel
Glaspie
Hayes
Henry
Horton

Johnson
Karcher
Leland
MacNaughton
Osborn
Pearson

Penney
NAYS—0.

Ross
Sligh
Smith
Whiteley
Wilcox
Wood
Young

So, a majority of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The bill was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 185 (file No. 141), entitled

A bill to amend section 16 of chapter 158 of the Revised Statutes of 1846, “Of Offenses Against Chastity, Morality and Decency," being section 15479 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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

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So, a majority of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The bill was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

The following entitled bill was read a third time:
Senate bill No. 108 (file No. 72), entitled

A bill to amend section 107 of Title III of chapter 14 of the Revised Statutes of 1846, "Of County Officers," as last amended by Act No. 74 of the Public Acts of 1889, being section 2491 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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

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So, a majority of all the Senators-elect having voted therefor,
The bill was passed.
The Senate agreed to the title of the bill.

Motions and Resolutions.

Mr. Glaspie moved that when the Senate adjourns today it stand adjourned until tomorrow, Thursday, March 15, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

The motion prevailed.

General Orders.

Mr. Hayes 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. Hayes as chairman. Accordingly the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the whole, with Mr. Hayes 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. 184 (file No. 140), entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of chapter 156 of the Revised Statutes of 1846, “Of Offenses Against Public Justice," being section 14978 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

Senate bill No. 149 (file No. 115), entitled

A bill to amend section 6 of chapter 3 of part 4 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 10, 1917. Senate bill No. 158 (file No. 122), entitled

A bill to amend sections 14 and 31 of chapter 4 of Part III 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 10, 1917, and to add three new sections to said chapter to stand as sections 14-a, 14-b and 14-c.

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

Mr. Smith moved that the Senate adjourn.
The motion prevailed, the time being 3:05 o'clock p. m.

Accordingly, and in pursuance of the order previously made, the President declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Thursday, March 16, 1923, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.

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