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Senate bill No. 249, entitled

A bill to regulate the counting of votes at elections,

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate without amendment, recommending that the bill be printed, referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order, but without further recommendation, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

Report accepted and committee discharged.

J. W. BELKNAP, Chairman.

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order.

By the special committee on election laws:

The special committee on election laws, to whom was referred

Senate bill No. 250, entitled

A bill to regulate the holding of caucuses,

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate without amendment, recommending that the bill be printed and referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order, but without further recommendation, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

J. W. BELKNAP, Chairman.

Report accepted and committee discharged. The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order.

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The President pro tem. announced the following:

To the Senate:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE, Lansing, April 29, 1885.)

I have this day approved, signed, and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State,

[Senate bill No. 326 (File No. 92), being]

An act supplementary to an act entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of railroad companies and to fix the duties and liabilities of all railroad and other corporations, owning or operating any railroad in this State," approved May 1, 1873;

Also,

[Senate bill No. 152 (File No. 54), being]

An act to reincorporate the village of Roscommon, Roscommon county. R. A. ALGER, Governor.

The message was laid on the table.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The President also announced the following:

To the President of the Senate:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Lansing, April 29, 1885.

SIR-I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the following entitled bills:

1. Senate bill No. 84 (File No. 170), entitled

A bill to amend section 8, and to repeal sections 13, 14, 15, and 16, of act No. 215 of the session laws of 1873, entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Howard City," approved March 14, 1873, and to add one new section thereto to stand as section 39;

2. Senate bill No. 270 (File No. 212), entitled

A bill to incorporate the village of Oscoda,

In the passage of which as thus amended, the House has concurred by a majority vote of all the members elect, and has ordered the same to take immediate effect by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect.

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The two bills were referred to the committee on engrossment and enrollment for enrollment.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Hawley moved to take from the table

Senate bill No. 4 (File No. 6), entitled

A bill to regulate gas works in the State of Michigan;

Which motion prevailed.

The bill having been read a third time, and the question being upon its passage, pending the taking of the vote thereon,

The President took the chair.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Shoemaker moved to amend the bill as follows: By striking out in section 1, the words "already organized and in operation ;"

Which motion prevailed and the bill was so amended.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Hawley moved to further amend the bill as follows:

By adding to section 1 the words "and gas manufactured from gasoline;" Which motion prevailed, and the bill was so amended.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Spencer moved to further amend the bill as follows:

By striking out the words "person or persons" where they occur in section 1, line 2, section 2, lines 1 and 5, and section 4, line 1;

Which motion prevailed, and the bill was so amended.

The bill as amended was then passed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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A bill to amend act No. 28 of the session laws of 1877, approved March 9, 1877, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of an assistant prosecuting attorney for the county of Wayne," by adding a new section thereto to stand as section 7;

Which motion prevailed.

The bill was read a third time, and pending the taking of the vote thereon,
By unanimous consent, Mr. Hawley moved to amend the bill as follows:
By striking out the following:

"And in case of the resignation or death of the prosecnting attorney during his term of office, said assistant shall perform all the duties and discharge all the functions of the office of prosecuting attorney for the remainder of the term, or until a successor to such office has duly qualified according to law;" Which motion prevailed and the bill was so amended.

The bill as amended was then passed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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By a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect, the bill was ordered to take immediate effect.

Being the consideration of

SPECIAL ORDER.

Senate bill No. 332 (File No. 189), entitled

A bill to regulate the passenger and freight tariff, to provide for a uniform classification of freights and maximum freight rates, and to prevent unjust discrimination in charges of tolls or compensation for the transportation of passengers or freights upon the railroads in this State.

On motion of Mr. Hueston,

The Senate proceeded as in committee of the whole, with the President in the chair, for the consideration of said bill.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and, through their chairman, made the following report:

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following: Senate bill No. 332 (File No. 189), entitled

A bill to regulate the passenger and freight tariff, to provide for a uniform classification of freights and maximum freight rates, and to prevent unjust discrimination in charges of tolls or compensation for the transportation of passengers or freights upon the railroads of this State,

Have made some progress therein, but not having gone through therewith, have directed their chairman to report that fact to the Senate and ask leave to ait again. A. BUTTARS, Chairman.

Report accepted.

On motion of Mr. Hubbell,

The bill was continued on the special order.
On motion of Mr. Brown,

The Senate took a recess until 2 o'clock P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

2 o'clock P. M.

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

Roll called a quorum present.

By unanimous consent the special order for 2 o'clock was postponed, and On motion of Mr. Hubbell,

The special order for the consideration of

Senate bill No. 332 (File No. 189), entitled

A bill to regulate the passenger and freight tariff, to provide for a uniform classification of freights and maximum freight rates, and to prevent unjust discrimination in charges of tolls or compensation for the transportation of passengers or freights upon the railroads of this State,

Was resumed.

The Senate proceeded as in committee of the whole, with the President in the chair, for the consideration of said bill.

After some time spent therein the committee rose, and through their chairman made the following report:

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following: Senate bill No, 332 (File No. 189), entitled

A bill to regulate the passenger and freight tariff, to provide for a uniform classification of freights and maximum freight rates, and to prevent unjust discrimination in charges of tolls or compensation for the transportation of passengers or freights upon the railroads of this State;

Have made sundry amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to report the same back to the Senate, asking concurrence therein, and recommend their passage.

Report accepted and committee discharged.

On motion of Mr. Shoemaker,

A. BUTTARS, Chairman.

The Senate concurred in the amendments made by the committee to the bill and the same was placed on the order of third reading of bills.

On motion of Mr. Carveth,

The bill was ordered reprinted.

On motion of Mr. Monroe,

The Senate proceeded as in committee of the whole, with the President, pro tem., in the chair for the consideration of

Senate bill No. 375, entitled

A bill to provide for the appointment of a commission to prepare and report a bill revising the general banking law,

Have made sundry amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to report the same back to the Senate, asking concurrence therein, and recommend their passage.

Report accepted.

J. W. BELKNAP, Chairman.

On motion of Mr. Carveth,

The Senate concurred in the amendments made by the committee to the bill, and the same was placed on the order of third reading of bills.

On motion of Mr. Hawley,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Hawley from to-day's session until Monday evening, May 4.

On motion of Mr. Cline,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Cline from to-day's session until Monday evening, May 4.

On motion of Mr. Hueston,

Leave of absence was granted from to-day's session to the committee on selecting a site for soldiers' homes until Monday evening, May 4.

On motion of Mr. Curtiss,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Curtiss from to-day's session until Monday evening, May 4.

On motion of Mr. Kempf,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Kempf from Friday noon until Monday evening, May 4.

On motion of Mr. Stephenson,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Stephenson from to-day's session indefinitely.

Mr. Shoemaker moved to take from the table

House bill No. 321 (File No. 285), entitled

A bill to amend section 19 chapter 154 of the revised statutes of 1846, being compiler's section 9141 of Howell's General Statutes of the State of Michigan relative to offenses against property.

Which motion prevailed.

On motion of Mr. Shoemaker,

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order.

Mr. Monroe moved that

Senate bill No. 375, entitled

A bill to provide for the appointment of a commission to prepare and report a bill revising the general banking law,

Be placed on its immediate passage;

Which motion prevailed.

The bill was then read a third time and not passed, a majority of all the Senators elect not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Mr. Monroe moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate refused to pass the bill;

Which motion prevailed.

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