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To the Committee for Courts of Justice:

By MR. FARRIER: A bill to amend section 5281 of the Code of Virginia.

By MR. FARRIER: A bill to repeal section 6326 of the Code of Virginia.

By Mr. FARRIER: A bill to amend and re-enact section 6, part 2, of an act of the General Assembly of Virginia entitled an act to make uniform the law relating to partnerships, approved March 16, 1918.

By MR. FARRIER: A bill to amend and re-enact section 6322 of the Code of Virginia.

By Mr. FARRIER: A bill to amend and re-enact section 6317 of the Code of Virginia.

By MR. STUART: A bill to amend and re-enact section 4801 of the Code of Virginia.

By Mr. Smith of Alexandria: A bill concerning the appointment of commissioners on uniform State laws, the payment of their expenses, the support of the National Conference thereof, and to make uniform the law with reference thereto.

By MR. SMITH of Alexandria: A bill to amend and re-enact section 61 of an act which became a law March 21, 1918, notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, entitled an act to prevent industrial accidents; to provide medical and surgical care for injured employees; to establish rates of compensation for personal injuries or death sustained by employees in the course of employment; to provide methods for insuring the payment of such compensation; to create an industrial commission for the administration of this act, and to prescribe the powers and duties of such commission; to levy a tax and appropriate funds for the administration of this act.

By Mr. PRICE: A bill to amend and re-enact section 39 of an act entitled an act to prevent industrial accidents; to provide medical and surgical care for injured employees; to establish rates of compensation for personal injuries or death sustained by employees in the course of employment; to provide methods for insuring the payment of such compensation; to create an industrial commission for the administration of this act, and to prescribe the powers and duties of such commission; to levy a tax and appropriate funds for the administration of this act, which became a law March 21, 1918, as amended by an act approved March 15, 1920.

By MR. PRICE: A bill to amend and re-enact sections 2, 45, 46, 61 and 69 of an act entitled an act to prevent industrial accidents; to provide medical and surgical care for injured employees; to establish rates of compensation for personal injuries or death sustained by employees in the course of employment; to provide methods for insuring the payment of such compensation; to create an industrial commission for the administration of this act, and to prescribe the powers and duties of such commission; to levy a

tax and appropriate funds for the administration of this act, which became a law March 21, 1918.

By MR. GIBSON: A bill to amend and re-enact section 5117 of the Code of Virginia in relation to a widow's dower.

By MR. GIBSON: A bill to amend and re-enact section 4580 of the Code of Virginia in relation to the appointment of police for religious meetings.

By MR. GIBSON: A bill for the protection of religious meetings. By MR. GIBSON: A bill in relation to a surviving husband's curtesy.

To the Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns:

By MR. MASSEY: A bill to regulate the shipment of game birds and game animals from one point in this State to another point in this State.

By MR. BAGBY: A bill authorizing boards of supervisors to designate depositories for the funds of their respective counties and the magisterial districts thereof, and imposing certain duties upon county treasurers.

By MR. MASSEY: A bill to provide for the seizure by game wardens of illegal fishing and hunting devices in this State.

By MR. MASSEY: A bill to amend and re-enact section 3338 of the Code of Virginia.

By MR. SMITH of Alexandria: A bill to authorize the Commissioner of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to issue non-resident hunting and fishing licenses to United States field inspectors of the Bureau of Biological Survey, Department of Agriculture, and United States field inspectors of the Bureau of Fisheries, Department of Commerce.

By MESSRS. OZLIN and JEFFREYS: A bill to amend and re-enact section 3192 of the Code of Virginia.

By MR. HOOVER of Shenandoah: A bill to make it unlawful to take or destroy fish in the watercourses of the State above tidewater, except by means of hook and line and trot lines and gigs.

By MR. HOOVER of Shenandoah: A bill to prohibit the taking of certain game fish from the watercourses of this State, except during the open season provided herein.

By MR. RODGERS: A bill to regulate the taking of wild game birds, game animals and fur-bearing animals in this State.

To the Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation: By MR. DOTSON: A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Wise county to issue bonds or other obligations of said county on behalf of Robertson magisterial district thereof for a sum not exceeding $100,000.00 for the purpose of financing the construction of that section of the secondary line of route number eleven of the State highway system from Pound to Dickenson county line at George's Fork Gap, and to levy taxes to pay the interest thereon and to create a sinking fund for the payment of the principal of said bonds at maturity.

By MR. DOTSON: A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Wise county to issue bonds or other obligations of said county for a sum not exceeding $185,000.00 for the purpose of financing road construction in said county, and to levy taxes to pay the interest thereon and to create a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof at maturity.

By MR. BOATWRIGHT: A bill to authorize and empower the board of supervisors of Cumberland county to levy a special district road tax for Hamilton district in Cumberland county, and to pay out of the same certain debts due to contractors for work done on roads in said district.

By MR. GRAY of Gloucester: A bill for the protection of deer in the county of Gloucester.

By MR. HENLEY: A bill to amend and re-enact sections 7, 9 and 48 of an act entitled an act to define the corporate limits and charter of the city of Williamsburg, approved March 17, 1884, as amended by an act approved March 5, 1900, as amended by an act approved March 20, 1916, and as amended by an act approved March 14, 1918.

By MR. ANDERSON: A bill for the relief of J. B. Lester of Danville, Virginia, surety on a forfeited recognizance.

To the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation:

By MESSRS. BOLTON and MCNUTT: A bill to amend and re-enact sections 2126 and 2132 of the Code of Virginia.

By MESSRS. RODGERS, MOFFETT and McCOTTER: A bill to amend and re-enact section 2142 of the Code of Virginia.

By MR. MCNUTT: A bill to amend and re-enact section 1986 of the Code of Virginia.

By MR. C. R. WARREN: A bill to amend and re-enact section 2148 of the Code of Virginia.

By MR. GRAY: A bill to amend and re-enact section 2142 of the Code of Virginia.

By MR. JONES of Richmond city: A bill to regulate the payment and adjustment by common carriers of claims for loss or damage in transit, for storage, demurrage, and car service, and to permit evidence to be shown by affidavits in the trial of certain cases; and to repeal chapter 291 of Acts 1918.

To the Committee on Finance:

By MR. GROOME: A bill to exempt honorably discharged Confederate soldiers and sailors, their wives and widows, from the payment of a license tax on certain occupations under certain conditions.

By MR. FULLER: A bill to amend and re-enact section 2158 of the Code of Virginia, as amended by an act approved March 25, 1920.

To the Committee on Federal Relations and Resolutions:
By MR. GROOME: A bill to give the consent of the State of Vir-

ginia to such individuals or company as may be granted permission by the Secretary of War of the United States to erect and operate a hotel upon such site as may be granted therefor on the United States Military Reservations at Fort Monroe, Virginia.

By MR. SMITH of Alexandria: Joint resolution relating to certain boundaries on the Potomac river front, of the city of Alexandria.

To the Committee on General Laws:

By MR. REW: A bill to amend and re-enact section 1569 of the Code of Virginia.

To the Committee on Schools and Colleges:

By MR. GIBSON: A bill to amend and re-enact section 631 of the Code of Virginia.

To the Committee on Chesapeake and Its Tributaries:

By MR. NOTTINGHAM: A bill to authorize the Commission of Fisheries to refund amounts paid under mistake for rent of oyster grounds.

To the Committee on Moral and Social Welfare:

By MESSRS. JONES of Richmond city, GIBSON, STORY and HADDON: A bill to regulate public dance halls.

On motion of MR. STORY, the House adjourned.

RICHARD L. BREWER, JR., Speaker of the House of Delegates.

JOHN W. WILLIAMS,
Clerk of the House of Delegates.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1922.

Prayer by Rev. W. W. Weeks, D. D., of the Grace Street Baptist church, Richmond, Va.

On motion of MR. HOOVER of Shenandoah, the reading of the Journal was dispensed with.

THE SPEAKER and Clerk signed the Journal as provided by Rule 3.

No. 1. Senate joint resolution providing for an investigation of the State Highway Department, having been considered by the committee in session, was reported from the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation with an amendment.

No. 1. House bill to amend and re-enact section 6209 of the Code of Virginia, having been considered by the committee in session, was reported from the Committee for Courts of Justice.

No. 2. House bill to amend and re-enact section 3466 of the Code of Virginia, having been considered by the committee in session, was reported from the Committee on Appropriations.

The following House bills, having been considered by the committee in session, were reported from the Committee on General Laws:

No. 3. House bill to provide for the training and licensing of attendants for the sick under certain conditions.

No. 4. House bill to amend and re-enact sections 1704, 1706, 1708 and 1714 of the Code of Virginia.

No. 5. House bill to amend and re-enact section 1564 of the Code of Virginia.

Mr. Ozlin presented the report of the joint committee for redistricting the State for the General Assembly, together with MR. Dobson's statement.

Printed as House Document No. 9.

THE SPEAKER appointed MESSRS. GRAHAM, DEANS, Brown of Roanoke county, GROOME, Gibsox and Ozlin the members of the inaugural committee.

THE SPEAKER laid before the House Senate joint resolution as follows:

Resolved by the Senate of Virginia (the House of Delegates concurring), That a committee be appointed consisting of three members of the Senate appointed by the PRESIDENT of the Senate, and four members of the House of Delegates appointed by THE SPEAKER of the House.

The duties of this committee shall be to forthwith make an investigation of the acts and doings of the State Highway Department, the State Highway Commissioner and the State Highway Commission and shall as soon as may be report to the General Assembly:

(1) Whether there has been any extravagance or negligence in the expenditure of public money by the said State Highway Commissioner or Commission.

(2) Whether the contracts made by the Commissioner or the Commission have been made and carried out upon sound business principles and with regard to the interests of the State.

(3) Whether there has been any unnecessary delay in obtaining rights of way or making surveys or furnishing plans and specifications.

(4) Any other matter which in the judgment of the committee will throw light upon the efficiency and adequacy of the system now in operation by the highway department as well as the administration of such system.

The committee shall report its findings to the General Assembly not later than February 20, 1922.

(5) The committee shall have the power to employ accountants

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