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The Committee on General Taxation, by Mr. Aldrich, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 169 (file No. 123) -

A bill to amend sections 4, 5 and 10, Act No. 91, Public Acts of 1911-mortgage tax law.

The committee recommended that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the general orders.

The Committee on Kalamazoo State Hospital, by Mr. Nevins, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 38 (file No. 259)—
A bill to make appropriations for the Kalamazoo State Hospital.
The committee recommended that the bill pass.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The Committee on Revision and Amendment of the Constitution, by Mr. Mosier, Chairman, reported

Senate Joint Resolution No. 6 (file No. 140)—

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Article 13 of the Constitutionto provide for the condemnation and taking of the fee of more land and property than is needed for the acquiring, opening and widening of parks, etc., by municipalities of the State.

The committee recommended that the joint resolution pass.

The joint resolution was referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the general orders.

By unanimous consent, the House returned to the order of

Messages from the Senate.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 301 (file No. 284), entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 278 of the Local Acts of 1883, entitled “An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of stone or macadamized roads in Bay county.”

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill, and had ordered that it take immdiate effect.

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

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 130 (file No. 285), entitled

A bill to make appropriations for the Michigan State Board of Examiners for Registration of Architects, Engineers and Surveyors for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1922, and June 30, 1923, for maintenance, operation and other specific purposs.

Th message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill, and had ordered that it take immediate effect.

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

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 300 (file No. 279), entitled

A bill to amend section 21 of Part II of Act No. 10 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan for the first Extra Session of 1912, entitled “An act to promote the welfare of the people of this State, relating to the liability of employers for injuries or death sustained by their employes, providing compensation for the accidental injury to or death of employes and methods for the payment of the same, establishing an Industrial Accident Board, defining its powers, providing for a review of its awards, making an appropriation to carry out the provisions of this act, and restricting the right to compensation or damages in such cases to such as are provided by this act,” being section 5451 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

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

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

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 253 (file No. 207), entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of Act No. 300 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled “An act to define and regulate common carriers and the receiving, transportation and delivery of persons and property, prevent the imposition of unreasonable rates, prevent unjust discrimination, insure adequate service, create the Michigan Railroad Commission, define the powers and duties thereof, and to prescribe penalties for a violation hereof," as amended being section 8115 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate 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 Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 306 (file No. 290), entitled

A bill to regulate traffic in eggs and the manufacture of egg products; to prevent fraud and misrepresentation in dealing in eggs, and to prevent the sale of eggs unfit for human food.

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

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

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Joint Resolution No. 7 (file No. 280), entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Article VIII of the Stat Constitution by adding thereto a new section to stand as section 30, authorizing the legislature to provide for the incorporation of ports and port districts with power to engage in work of internal improvements.

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

The joint resolution was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Revision and Amendment of the Constitution.

Motions and Resolutions.

Mr. Brown moved to reconsider the vote by which the House, on Tuesday, April 19, did not pass

House Joint Resolution No. 11 (file No. 240)—

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 9, article 5, of the Constitution of Michigan, with reference to the compensation of members of the Legislature.

The motion prevailed.
Mr. Brown moved that the joint resolution be laid on the table.
The motion prevailed.

Mr. Evans moved that the Committee of the Whole be discharged from the further consideration of the following bills, and that the bills be re-referred to the Committee on Roads and Bridges.

Senate Bill No. 229 (file No. 174)

A bill to amend Act No. 59 of the Public Acts of 1915—relative to payment of bonds under the Covert Act.

Senate Bill No. 101 (file No. 88)—

A bill to amend sec. 27 of chapter 1, secs. 13, 18 and 20 of chapter IV, sec. 15 of chapter XIII, sec. 2 of chapter XV, Act No. 283 of the Public Acts of 1909– relative to the laying out of highways crossing steam or electric railroads.

The motion prevailed.

General Orders of the Day.

The Speaker called Mr. McKeon to the chair, to preside during the sitting of the Committee of the Whole.

After a time spent in the consideration of bills upon the general orders the committee rose and, through its chairman, made a report recommending the passage, without amendment, of the following bills:

House Bill No. 113 (file No. 349)—
A bill to make appropriations for Industrial School for Boys;
House Bill No. 403 (file No. 218)—

A bill to amend section 10, Act No. 105, Public Acts of 1913—an act to provide a uniform system of probation;

House Bill No. 400 (file No. 172)—
A bill to establish a public park in the city of Flint, etc.;
The bills were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole also reported
House Bill No. 379 (file No. 278)—

A bill to amend the title and sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, Act No. 319, Public Acts of 1909-an act to provide for the licensing of nurses.

The Committee recommended the adoption of the following amendments thereto and the passage of the bill when so amended:

1. Amend by striking out of line 36 of section 3 the words "more than eighteen" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "at least twenty."

2. Amend by striking out of line 1 of page 7 the words "Section 5."

3. Amend by inserting in line 3 of section 11 after the word “hire" the words "as a practical nurse."

The question being on the adoption of the proposed amendments made by the committee,

The amendments were adopted and the bill was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

By unanimous consent, the House returned to the order of

General Orders of the Day.

The Speaker called Mr. Welsh to the chair, to preside during the sitting of the Committee of the Whole.

After a time spent in the consideration of bills upon the general orders the committee rose and, through its chairman, made a report recommending the passage, without amendment, of the following bill:

House bill No. 451 (file No. 326)

A bill to amend Act No. 171, Public Acts of 1893—an act to regulate the construction of railroad and street railroad tracks across each other.

The bill was placed on the ordere of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole also reported
House Bill No. 530 (file No. 316) -
A bill to provide for the welfare of sick and disabled World War veterans.

The Committee recommended the adoption of the following amendments thereto, and the passage of the bill when so amended:

1. Amend by striking out of lines 3 and 4 of section 1 the words “County War Boards."

2. Amend by striking out all of section 3 and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“Section 3. Upon the passage of this Act, the moneys, securities, and unpaid pledges comprising said Michigan Patriotic Fund, and all future additions or donations thereto, shall be immediately transferred to the custodian for said fund, selected by the Executive Committee for The American Legion, Department of Michigan, as hereinafter provided for. The investment, administration and expenditure of said fund shall be under the management, control and direction of the said Executive Committee of The American Legion, Department of Michigan, and it shall be the duty of said Executive Committee to select, from time to time, duly accredited trust companies or banks having trust powers in the State of Michigan, as the depository or custodian of said fund, and cause the same to be administered within the purposes of this Act, through the Welfare Department, or Welfare Committee, of The American Legion for the State of Michigan, and an annual account thereof shall be filed with the Secretary of State, of Michigan, as of June 30th each year, and an annual account thereof shall also be made to the delegates to the annual convention of the American Legion, Department of Michigan."

The question being on the adoption of the proposed amendments made by the committee,

The amendments were adopted and the bill was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole also reported
House Bill No. 549 (file No. 336)—

A bill to provide a tax on the sale of certain substances used in the operation of motor vehicles.

The committee recommended that all after the enacting clause of the bill be stricken out.

The recommendation was concurred in and all after the enacting clause of the bill was stricken out.

By unanimous consent, the House returned to the order of

Motions and Resolutions.

Mr. Hart moved that the hour of the meeting of the House on Thursday, April 21, be fixed at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

The motion prevailed.

By unanimous consent, the House returned to the order of

Reports of Standing Committees.

The Committee on Agriculture, by Mr. Read, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 266 (file No. 219)—
A bill to provide for registration of pure-bred animals.
The committee recommended that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the general orders.

The Committee on Agriculture, by Mr. Read, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 267 (file No. 220)—
A bill to provide for keeping of official records of butter-fat production of cows.
The committee recommended that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the general orders.

Mr. Hubbard moved that the House adjourn.
The motion prevailed.
The Speaker declared the House adjourned until Thursday, April 21, at 10:00

a. m.

CHARLES S. PIERCE, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

NUMBER SIXTY-NINE.

Lansing, Thursday, April 21, 1921.

10:00 o'clock a. m.

The House was called to order by the Speaker.

Rev. W. Justus Weber, of the German Methodist Church of Lansing, offered the invocation:

“Almighty God, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, from whom proceeds all power and dominion in Heaven and Earth, we thank Thee for Thy goodness towards us, for the blessings we enjoy, body and soul and mind; we thank Thee for the privileges we have in this Christian country; we pray for Thy blessing upon the President of the United States, the Governor of this State, and upon all who are in authority. Imbue them with the spirit of goodness, of love and justice and truth, and so rule over their hearts and guide them and bless their endeavors, that law and order and justice and peace may prevail everywhere. Preserve us from all public calamities, especially from national sins and corruptions; make us great and strong in the fear of God and in the love of righteousness, that being blessed of Thee we may be a blessing to others. We ask it in the name of Him, Thy Beloved Son, Our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.”

The roll of the House was called by the Clerk, who announced that a quorum was present.

The following members were absent without leave: Messrs. Aldrich, Burnham, Byrum, Chase, Emerson, Evans, Gettel, Jerome, Johnson, Kirby, Lennon, Liddy, McKeon, Geo. H. Miller, O'Brien, Jos. E. Warner, and Welsh.

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

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Jensen asked and obtained indefinite leave of absence after today's session.

Messrs. Vine, Palmer, and Green asked and obtained leaves of absence from Friday's session.

Mr. Leedy asked and obtained indefinte leave of absence after noon today.

Presentation of Petitions.

Mr. Hunter presented Petition No. 707. Petition of the Women's University Club of Grand Rapids, supporting the bill raising the age of consent.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Hunter presented
Petition No. 708.

Petition of the Women's University Club of Grand Rapids, supporting the Teachers' Retirement Fund bill.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Education.

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