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That Senate bill No. 776 (House bill No. 869), the bill just read, be recommitted to the Committee on Judiciary Special for the purpose of a hearing. Which was agreed to.

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. 805 (House bill No. 1074), entitled "An act providing for the time during which pupils may be taught in institutions for the instruction of the blind in this Commonwealth.”

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 «lispensed with,

The Senate proceeded to the second reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 840, entitled "An act to relieve banks, trust companies and bankers from liability to depositors because of the nonpayment through mistake or error and without malice of a check which should have been paid, unless the depositor shall allege and prove actual damage by reason of such non-payment and limiting the liability in such event."

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. 863, entitled “An act to increase the powers of building and loan associations incorporated under the laws of this Commonwealth."

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 role requiring bills to be considered in committee of the whole being in this case <lispensed with.,

The Senate proceeded to the second reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 876 (House bill No. 1138), entitled "An act authoriz

ing the Commonwealth to rebuild county bridges over eight hundred feet in length, located on State highways, where such bridges have been heretofore destroyed by fire, providing for the appointment of viewers and inspectors and for the payment of the costs of rebuilding such bridges and imposing certain charges upon counties."

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. 877 (House bill No. 1022), entitled “An act to provide for the licensing and regulation of public dance halls and ball rooms and for the regulation, supervision of public dances and balls in cities of the first, second and third classes."

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. 885 (House bill No. 1045), entitled "An act to amend sections one, two and three of article five, chapter two, of an act approved the fourteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws three hundred and twelve)), entitled 'An act providing a system of government for boroughs and revising, amending and consolidating the laws relating to boroughs.'”

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. 911 (House bill No. 562), entitled "A supplement to the act approved the twenty-fifth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen (Appropriation Acts, page two hundred and sixtyfive), entitled 'An act making an appropriation to the trustees of the State Hospital for the Insane for the Southeastern District of Pennsylvania, located at Norristown, Pennsylvania.'”

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. 912 (House bill No. 668), entitled “An act supplementing the act approved the twenty-fifth day of July, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, entitled 'An act making an appropriation to the trustees of the State Hospital for the Insane of the Southeastern District of Pennsylvania, located at Norristown, Pennsylvania,' and extending the unexpended portion of the approriation for purchase of lands and providing for condemnation proceedings of land that cannot be acquired by purchase at a proper price."

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. 917, entitled “An act to amend section one of an act approved the seventeenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws two hundred and thirty-five), entitled 'A supplement to an act approved the thirty-first day of May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven Pamphlet Laws four hundred and sixty-eight), entitled 'An act providing for the establishment of a State Highway Department by the appointment of a State Highway Commissioner,'' etc.”

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. 919, entitled "An act to amend an act, entitled 'An act to amend an act, entitled 'An act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of certain corporations, approved the twentyninth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, providing for the incorporation and regulation of electric light, heat and power companies,' approved the eighth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine

(Pamphlet Laws one hundred and thirty-six), by giving to electric light, heat and power companies the right of eminent domain and conferring upon The Public Service Commission of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania certain powers with respect thereto." On the question,

Will the Senate agree to the first section? A motion was made by Mr. Daix to amend the same on page 3, line 16, by inserting after the word "to" the word "make.”

Which was agreed to.

The section as amended was then agreed to. The title was considered and agreed to.

Said bill as amended was then agreed to. And said bill as amended 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. 920, entitled "An act granting the right and lawful authority to corporations to construct, operate and maintain tunnels under the bed of navigable streams, where necessary to reach their coal supply, subject to the approval of the Water Supply Commission."

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

Ordered, To be transcribed for a third reading.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Buckman read in his place and presented to the Chair Senate bill No. 959, entitled "An act authorizing boroughs and towns incorporated or acting under any local or special act or acts of Assembly, to surrender the provisions of such special acts in so far as the said local or special acts restrict, limit, define, abridge, control or prescribe the borrowing or bonding capacity of said boroughs or towns and in so far as the said special acts prescribe or limit the method and procedure of creating indebtedness or issuing bonds or certificates of indebtedness therein and thereby; and providing for the acceptance by said boroughs and towns of the provisions of the General Act of Assembly approved the twentieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, entitled 'An act to regulate the manner of increasing the indebtedness of municipalities, to provide for the redemption of the same, and to impose penalties for the

illegal increase thereof,' prescribing the method and procedure by which the surrender of said provisions may be affected, to be by petition to the court of quarter sessions of the judicial district in which said borough or town is located, and improvisions by said court."

Which was committed to the Committee Judiciary Special.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Patton, from the Committee on Municipal Affairs, reported as committed Senate bill No. 629 (House bill No. 504), entitled “An act fixing the salaries of the chief clerk and assistant chief clerk of the board of revision of taxes in counties containing a population of more than one million five hundred thousand inhabitants."

By unanimous consent, Mr. Tompkins, from the Committee on Municipal Affairs, reported as committed Senate bill No. 902, entitled “An act empowering the cities of the second and third classes, boroughs and counties to acquire, maintain and operate playgrounds, play fields, gymnasiums, public baths, swimming pools and indoor recreation centers, providing for the exercise of the right of eminent domain for such purposes and the procedure thereon, authorizing school districts to join in the maintenance and operation of' said activities, and authorizing the issue of bonds and the levy of taxes for such purposes.'

By unanimous consent, Mr. McConnell, from the Committee on Judiciary Special, reported as committed Senate bill No. 959, entitled "An act authorizing boroughs and towns incorporated or acting under any local or special act or acts of Assembly to surrender the provisions of such special acts in so far as the said local or special acts restrict, limit, define, abridge, control or prescribe the borrowing or bonding capacity of said boroughs or towns and in so far as the said special acts prescribed or limit the method and procedure of creating indebtedness or issuing bonds or certificates or indebtedneess therein and thereby, and providing for the acceptance by said boroughs and towns of the provisions of the General Act of Assembly approved the twentieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, entitled 'An act to regulate the manner of increasing the indebtedness of municipalities, to provide for the redemption of the same and to impose penalties for the illegal increase thereof,' prescribing the method and procedure by which the surrender of said provisions may be effected, to be by petition to the court of quarter sessions of the judicial district in which said borough or town is located, and approval by said court."

By unanimous consent, Mr. Daix, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported as committed Senate bill No. 888 (House bill No. 1213), entitled "An act providing for assistance to certain mothers, providing for the appointment of boards of trustees for the several counties of the Commonwealth and for the appointment of a State supervisor and assist

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