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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NUMBER FORTY-FOUR.

Senate Chamber,

Lansing, Tuesday, March 20, 1923.

2:00 o'clock p. m.

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

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

Present: Senators Atwood, Bahorski, Bohn, Brower, William L. Case, Condon, Connelly, Eldred, Gansser, Gettel, Glaspie, Hayes, Henry, Horton, Johnson, Leland, MacNaughton, Osborn, Pearson, Riopelle, Ross, Smith, Truettner, Whiteley, Wilcox, Wood, Young—27; a quorum.

Absent with leave: Senator Hunter--1.

Absent without leave:

Senators Bernie L. Case, Karcher, Penney and Sligh-4.

By unanimous consent Mr. Connelly offered the following resolution: Senate resolution No. 32. Whereas, there has come to our fellow-Senator, Bernie L. Case, the saddest of all bereavements, the loss of his mother, whose death occurred this morning;

Resolved, that we, his colleagues in the Senate, extend to Senator Case and his family our deep sympathy and heartfelt condolence; and be it further

Resolv that these resolutions be spread upon the Journal of the Senate and a copy be transmitted by the Secretary to Senator Case.

The resolution was unanimously adopted.

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

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Connelly moved that indefinite leave of absence be granted to Senator Bernie L. Case.

The motion prevailed.

Messages From The House.

A message was received from the House of Representatives re-returning
Senate bill No. 7 (file No. 39), entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 287 of the Public Acts of 1921, entitled "An act to provide for the collection of agricultural statistics by township and city supervisors or other assessing officers," approved May 18, 1921.

The message informed the Senate that the House had ordered that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives returning
Senate bill No. 152 (file No. 118), entitled

A bill to amend the title and sections 1, 3, 8, 10, 13 and 14 of Act No. 46 of the Public Acts of 1921, entitled "An act to protect the title of motor vehicles and trailers within this State; to provide for the issuance of cerificates of title and evidence of registration thereof; to regulate purchase and sale or other transfer of ownership; to facilitate the recovery of motor vehicles and trailers stolen or otherwise unlawfully taken; to provide for the regulation and licensing of certain dealers in used and second hand vehicles as herein defined; to prescribe the powers and duties of the Secretary of State hereunder; and to provide penalties for violation of the provisions hereof,” approved April 13, 1921.

The message informed the Senate that the House had amended the bill as follows:

1. Amend by striking out of line 5, section 8, the word “may” and inserting in lieu thereof the word "shall”.

2. Amend by striking out of lines 3 and 4, section 13, after the word "city" the words, “having a population of more than ten thousand".

The message further iniormed the Senate that as thus amended the House had passed the bill and ordered that it be given immediate effect.

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

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 amendment made to the bill by the House of Representatives.

On motion of Mr. Connelly, two-thirds of all the Senators-elect voting therefor, The bill was given immediate effect.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 19 (file No. 99), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 205 of the Public Acts of 1897, entitled "An act to prefer ex-soldiers for public employments,” as amended, being section 1041 of the Compiled Laws of the State of Michigan for 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 Military Affairs.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 45 (file No. 105), entitled

A bill to amend section 38 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 compensation of circuit court stenographers in the State of Michigan," as amended by Act No. 179 of the Public Acts of 1905, being section 14505 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 Judiciary.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 76 (file No. 94), entitled

A bill to make appropriation for the fiscal years ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred twenty-four, and June thirtieth, nineteen hundred twenty-five, for the purpose of paying bonus claims arising under Act Number one of the Public Acts, First Extra Session of 1921, entitled: "An act to provide for the payment of a bonus to persons who served in the army, navy or marine forces of the United States during the late war with Germany and Austria; to authorize and provide for the borrowing of thirty millions of dollars to meet such payments, and the issuance of bonds for such indebtedness, and to provide for the payment of principal and interest on such bonds,” and to authorize a tax to meet the same.

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 134 (file No. 97), entitled

A bill to provide for the construction and equipment of railroad cabooses or way cars and to fix a penalty for the violation thereof; and making it the duty of the Michigan Public Utilities Commission to enforce its provisions.

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. 151 (file No. 88), entitled

A bill to amend section 6 of Act No. 70, Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to regulate the manufacture and sale of ice cream within the limits of the State of Michigan," as amended by Act No. 224, Public Acts of 1913.

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 Com. mittee on Public Health.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 239 (file No. 98), entitled

A bill to amend section 9 of Act No. 259 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled “An act to regulate the manufacture and sale of soft drinks, syrups, extracts and all other non-alcoholic beverages within the State and prescribe penalties for violation thereof, and repeal Act No. 288 of the Public Acts of 1915."

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

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

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 259 (file No. 104), entitled

A bill to amend section 33 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 compensation of circuit court stenographers in the State of Michigan," being section 14500 of the Compiled Laws of 1915, as amended by Act No. 353 of the Public Acts of 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 Judiciary.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 279 (file No. 100), entitled

A bill to amend the title and section 1 of Act No. 113 of the Public Acts of 1907, entitled "An act to prohibit the spearing or taking of fish by any device whatsoever, except with hook and line, in Cedar river in Ingham county, in Grand river in the counties of Ingham and Eaton, and in the waters of Spring brook in the county of Eaton, and in the waters of or inlet or outlet of Pine Lake,

Ingham county, and to provide a penalty for violations thereof,” as amended by Act No. 105 of the Public Acts of 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 Conservation.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 283 (file No. 93), entitled

A bill to amend sections 2 and 4 of Act No. 13 of the Public Acts of 1921, entitled "An act to promote the agricultural interests of the State of Michigan; to create a State Department of Agriculture; to define the powers and duties thereof; to provide for the transfer to and vesting in said department of powers and duties now vested by law in certain other state boards, commissions and officers, and to abolish certain boards, commissions and officers the powers and duties of which are hereby transferred."

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.

A message was received from the House of Representatives transmitting
House bill No. 287 (file No. 101), entitled

A bill to amend sections 4 and 15 of Act 159 of the Public Acts of 1919, entitled "An Act to regulate the taking of fish in the waters of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie and the bays thereof, and the connecting waters between said lakes within the jurisdiction of this State; to regulate the transportation, sale and possession of fish taken from said waters."

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. 305 (file No. 103), entitled

A bill to provide for standard grades for grapes, to provide for inspection, to provide penalties for violation, and to repeal Act Number 107, of the Public Acts of 1913, being sections 6495 to 6497, inclusive, 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 Agriculture.

Reports of Standing Committees. Mr. Henry submitted the following report:

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

Senate bill No. 77 (file No. 44), entitled

A bill authorizing the Auditor General to cancel the taxes of the years 1885 and 1886 on all descriptions of land on which the taxes remain unpaid.

JAMES HENRY,

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

Mr. Henry submitted the following report:

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

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.

JAMES HENRY,

Chairman.

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