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improve or maintain the same, and relieving said townships or counties of authority over same, requiring boroughs and incorporated towns to maintain certain State highways wholly and in part, requiring the State Highway Commissioner to make maps to be complete records thereof, conferring authority on the State Highway Commissioner, providing for the payment of damages in taking of property or otherwise in the improvement thereof, providing for purchase or acquiring of turnpikes or toll roads forming all or part of any State highway and procedure therein, providing for work of improvement of State highways to be done by contract except where the State Highway Commissioner decides the work be done by the State, providing aid by the State to counties and townships desiring the same in the improvement of township or county roads, defining highways and State-aid highways, providing method of application for Stateaid in the improvement, maintenance and repair of township or county roads and prescribing the contents of township, county, borough or incorporated town petitions, providing for percentage of cost of improvement or repairs to be paid by State, county, township, borough or incorporated town, and requiring contracts by counties, townships, boroughs and incorporated towns with Commonwealth governing same, providing for the minimum width of State highways and State-aid highways and kind of materials to be used in the improvement, providing for payment of cost of improvement and repairs, providing penalty for injuring or destroying State highways, making appropriations to carry out the provisions of the act, and providing for the repeal of certain acts relating to Highway Department and improvement of roads, and of all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith, and providing that existing contracts are not affected by provisions of this act, so as to empower the State Highway Commissioner to acquire lands and the necessary equipments, and to quarry stone and manufacture material used in the construction and maintenance of State highways and State-aid highways, and to supply such stone and material to contractors and so as to authorize the State Highway Commissioner in his discretion to construct, building or rebuild any highways by the employes of the State Highway Department.”

And said bill having been read at length the third time, and
agreed to,
On the question,

Shall the bill pass finally?
The yeas and nays were taken agreeably to the provisions of the
Constitution, and were as follows, viz:

YEAS.
Messrs. Frank E. Baldwin, Richard J. Baldwin, Barnes, Barr,
Beales, Boyd, Buckman, Campbell, Craig, Crow, Daix, Davis, DeWitt,
Donahue, Einstein, Eyre, Grafl, Gray, Hackett, Haldeman, Heaton,
Herron, llomsher, Jones, Leiby, Leslie, Marlow, Martin, McConnell,
McNichol, Mearkle, Summerfield J. Miller, Murdoch, Nason, Patton,
Phipps, Salus, Sassaman, Schantz, Smith, Snyder, Sones, Tompkins,
Turner, Vare, Weaver, Whitten and Woodward-48.

WAYS.

None.

A majority of all the Senators having voted "aye" the question was determined in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the Clerk present said bill to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Leslie and Mr. Smith,

The Senate resumed the third reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 290, entitled "An act to amend section two of the act approved the twenty-third day of June, one thousand nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet Laws one thousand one hundred and eighteen), entitled 'An act to provide for the establishment of a Bureau of Standards in the Department of Internal Affairs of Pennsylvania, the appointment of a chief of that bureau, prescribing his duties and fixing his salary, authorizing the purchase of a set of standardized weights and measures for the use of the bureau and making an appropriation therefor,' by providing for the appointment of deputies in the Bureau of Standards and fixing their salaries and prescribing additional powers and duties for the chief of the Bureau of Standards and for his <leputies."

And said bill having been read at length the third time, and agreed to,

And the amendments made thereto having been printed as required by the Constitution, On the question,

Shall the bill pass finally? The yeas and nays were taken agreeably to the provisions of the Constitution, and were as follows, viz:

YEAS.

Messrs. Frank E. Baldwin, Richard J. Baldwin, Beales, Boyd, Buckman, Campbell, Crow, Daix, Donahue, Einstein, Eyre, Graff, Haldeman, Heaton, Homsher, Leiby, Leslie, Marlow, McConnell, McNichol, Mearkle, Summerfield J. Miller, Murdoch, Wason, Phipps, Schantz, Smith and Whitten-28.

NAYS. Messrs. Barnes, Barr, Gray, Martin, Patton, Snyder and Vare_7.

A majority of all the Senators having voted "aye” the question was determined in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the Clerk present said bill to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Agreeably to order, The rule requiring bills to be considered in committee of the whole being in this case dispensed with,

The Senate proceeded to the second reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 342, entitled "An act to amend section forty-nine of an act approved the seventh day of June, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws four hundred and forty-seven), entitled 'An act relating to the administration and distribution of the estates of decedents and of minors and of trust estates, including the appointment, bonds, rights, powers, duties, liabilities, accounts, discharge and removal of executors, administrators, guardians and trustees herein designated as fiduciaries, the administration and distribution of the estates of presumed decedents, widow's and children's exemptions, debts of decedents, rents of real estate as assets for payment thereof, the lien thereof, sales and mortgages of real estate for the payment thereof, judgments and executions therefor and the discharge of real estate from the lien thereof, contracts of decedents for the sale or purchase of real estate, legacies, including legacies charged on land, the discharge of residuary estates and of real estate from the lien of legacies and other charges, the appraisement of real estate devised at a valuation, the ascertainment of the curtilage of swelling houses or other buildings devised, the abatement and survival of actions and the substitution of executors and administrators therein and suits against fiduciaries, investments by fiduciaries, the organization of corporations to carry on the business of decedents, the audit and review of accounts of fiduciaries, refunding bonds, transcripts to the court of common pleas of balances due by fiduciaries, the rights, powers and liabilities of non-resident and foreign fiduci aries, the appointment, bonds, rights, powers, duties and liabilities of trustees durante absentia, the recording and registration of decrees, reports and other proceedings and the fees therefor, appeals in certain cases and also generally dealing with the jurisdiction, powers and procedure of the orphans' court in all matters relating to fiduciaries concerned with the estates of lecedents.'

And said bill having been read at length the second time and agreed to,

Ordered, To be transcribed for a third reading.

Agreeably to ord The rule requiring bills to be considered in committee of the whole being in this case dispensed with,

The Senate proceeded to the second reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 346, entitled “An act to amend clause (a), section fifteen of an act approved the seventh day of June, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws four hundred and fortyseven), entitled 'An act relating to the administration and distribution of the estates of decedents and of minors and of trust estates, including the appointment, bonds, rights, powers, duties, liabilities, acounts, discharge and removal of executors, administrators, guardians and trustees herein designated as fiduciaries, the administration and distribution of the estates of presumed decedent's, widow's and children's exemptions, debts of decedents, rents of real estate as assets for the payment thereof, the lien thereof, sales and mortgages of real estate for the payment thereof, judgments and executions therefor and the discharge of real estate from the lien thereof,

contracts of decedents for the sale or purchase of deal estate, legacies, including legacies charged on land, the discharge of residuary estates and of real for a term less than one year, either by license or lease for an estate from the lien of legacies and other charges, the appraisement of real estate devised at a valuation, the ascertainment of the curtilage of dwelling houses or other buildings devised, the abatement and survival of actions and the substitution of executors and administrators therein and suits against fiduciaries, investments of fiduciaries, the organization of corporations to carry on the business of decedents, the audit and review of accounts of fiduciaries, refunding bonds, transcripts to the court of common pleas of balances due by fiduciaries, the rights, powers and liabilities of non-resident and foreign fiduciaries, the appointment, bonds, rights, powers, duties and liabilities of trustees durante absentia, the recording and registration of decrees, reports and other proceedings and the fees therefor, appeals in certain cases and also generally dealing with the jurisdiction, powers and procedure of the orphans' court in all matters relating to fiduciaries concerned with the estates of decedents.'

And said bill having been read at length the second time and agreed to,

Ordered, To be transcribed for a third reading.

Agreeably to order, The rule requiring bills to be considered in committee of the whole being in this case dispensed with,

The Senate proceeded to the second reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 571 (House bill No. 559), entitled “An act to fix the salaries of district attorneys in counties having a population of less than one million inhabitants."

And said bill having been read at length the second time and agreed to,

Ordered, To be transcribed for a third reading.

Agreeably to order, The rule requiring bills to be considered in committee of the whole being in this case dispensed with,

The Senate proceeded to the second reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 578 (House bill No. 713), entitled “An act authorizing the erection, construction, furnishing and maintenance by counties of memorial halls in memory of the soldiers, sailors and marines of such counties, providing for the purchase and condemnation of property for the erection thereon of such halls, regulating the use of such halls and providing for the use and care of the same by a board of control at the expense of the county."

And said bill having been read at length the second time and agreed to,

Ordered, To be transcribed for a third reading.

A motion was made by Mr. R. J. Baldwin and Mr. Buckman, That Senate bill No. 578 (House bill No. 713), the bill just read, be recommitted to the Committee on Judiciary General for the purpose of amendment.

Which was agreed to.

Agreeably to order, The rule requiring bills to be considered in committee of the whole being in this case chispensed with,

The Senate proceeded to the second reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 697, entitled "An act to exempt from the payment of inheritance taxes bequests and devises made for certain purposes."

And said bill having been read at length the second time and agreed to,

Ordered, To be transcribed for a third reading.

Agreeably to order, The rule requiring bills to be considered in committee of the whole being in this case dispensed with,

The Senate proceeded to the second reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 745 (House bill No. 281), entitled “An act to amend sections one, two and three of the act approved the seventeenth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws one thousand and twelve), entitled 'An act regulating the business of loaning money in sums of three hundred dollars ($300) or less, either with or without security, to individuals pressed by lack of funds, to meet the immediate necessities, fixing the rate of interest and charges therefor, requiring the licensing of lenders and prescribing penalties for the violation of this act.'”

And said bill having been read at length the second time and agreed to,

Ordered, To be transcribed for a third reading.

Agreeably to order, The rule requiring bills to be considered in committee of the whole being in this case clispensed with,

The Senate proceeded to the second reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 776 (House bill No. 869), entitled "An act requiring the directors of the poor of the Scranton poor district to issue their warrant for the collection of poor taxes assessed and levied in the borough of Dunmore to tax collector of said borough."

And said bill having been read at length the second time and agreed to,

Ordered, To be transcribed for a third reading.

A motion was made by Mr. McConnell and Mr. Smith,

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