Page images
PDF
EPUB

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 and second classes."

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, Barr, Beales, Boyd, Craig, Crow, Daix, DeWitt, Einstein, Graff, Gray, Hackett, Haldeman, Heaton, Herron, Homsher, Jones, Leiby, Leslie, Marlow, Martin, McConnell, McNichol, Mearkle, Summerfield J. Miller, Murdoch, Patton, Salus, Sassaman, Schantz, Smith, Sones, Tompkins, Vare, Whitten, Woodward and Buckman, Pres. Pro Tem.-38.

NAYS.

Messrs. Barnes, Campbell, Davis, Donahue, Nason, Phipps, Snyder and Weaver.-8.

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

Ordered, That the clerk return said bill to the House of Representatives with information that the Senate has passed the same without amendments.

Agreeably to order, The Senate proceeded to the third 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 law relating to boroughs.

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, Reales, Boyd, Campbell, Crow, Daix, Davis, DeWitt, Donahue, Ein

stein, Eyre, Graff, Gray, Hackett, Haldeman, Heaton, Ilerron, Homsher, Jones, Leiby, Leslie, Marlow, Martin, McConnell, Mearkle, Summerfield J. Miller, Murdoch, Nason, Patton, Phipps, Salus, Sassaman, Schantz, Smith, Snyder, Sones, Tompkins, Turner, Vare, Whitten, Woodward and Buckman, Pres. Pro Tem.-46.

NAYS.

Messrs. Craig and Weaver.-2.

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

Ordered, That the clerk retarn said bill to the House of Representatives with information that the Senate has passed the same without amendments.

Agreeably to order, The Senate proceeded to the third reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 911 (House 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 Sorristown, Pennsylvania.'”

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, Campbell, Craig, Crow, Daix, Davis, DeWitt, Donahue, Einstein, Eyre, Graff, Gray, Hackett, Haldeman, Heaton, Herron, Homsher, 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, Woodward and Buckman, Pres. Pro Tem. - 48.

NAYS.

None.

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

Ordered, That the clerk return said bill to the House of Representatives with information that the Senate has passed the same without amendments.

Agreeably to order, The Senate proceeded to the third 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 appropriation for purchase of lands, and providing for condemnation proceedings of land that cannot be acquired by purchase at a proper price."

[ocr errors]

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, Campbell, Craig, Crow, Daix, Davis, DeWitt, Donahue,
Einstein, Eyre, Graff, Gray, Hackett, Haldeman, Heaton, Herron,
Homsher, Jones, Leiby, Leslie, Marlow, Martin, McConnell, McNichol,
Mearkle, Summerfield J. Miller, Murdoch, Nason, Patton, Phipps,
Nalus, Sassaman, Schantz, Smith, Snyder, Sones, Tompkins, Turner,
Vare. Weaver, Whitten, Woodward and Buckman, Pres. Pro Tem.
- 48.

WAYS
None.

majority of all the Senators having voted “aye" the question was determined in the affirinative.

Ordered, That the clerk return said bill to the House of Representatives with information that the Senate has passed the same without amendments.

Agreeably to order,
The Senate proceeded to the third 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
& 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," " et cetera.

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

Will the Senate agree to the bill? Mr. Eyre asked and obtained unanimous consent to amend the same in the title to said act by striking out at the end thereof the words "et cetera” and substituting in place thereof the following: "two Deputy State Highway Commissioners, chief engineer, chief draughtsman, superintendents of highways, and a staff of assistants and employes ; defining their duties and the jurisdiction of the State Highway Department, and fixing salaries of commissioner and deputies and other appointees; providing for taking over from the counties or townships of the Commonwealth certain existing public roads connecting county-seats, principal cities, and towns and extending to the State line; describing and defining same by route numbers as the State highways of the Commonwealth ; providing for the improvement, maintenance and repair of said State highways solely at the expense of the Commonwealth, and relieving the several townships or counties from any further obligation and expense to 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 State aid 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 towns and requiring contracts by counties, town. ships, boroughs, or 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;" and further providing that the State Highway Commissioner, and the several counties, townships, boroughs, or incorporated towns, shall have anthority to make and enter into contracts to reconstruct or improve a State highway or portion thereof, in the same manner as a State-aid highway; and authorizing counties, townships, boroughs, or incorporated towns to incur indebtedness, and pay their respective shares of the cost thereof; and making valid, all such contracts heretofore made; such highway to remain a State highway."

Also in section 1, page, 2, line 3, by striking out the words "et cetera" and inserting in place thereof the following: “ two Deputy State Highway Commissioners, chief engineers, chief draughtsman, superintendents of highways, and a staff of assistants and employes; defining their duties and the jurisdiction of the State Highway Department, and fixing salaries of commissioner and deputies and other appointees; providing for taking over from the counties or townships of the Commonwealth certain existing public roads connecting county-seats, principal cities, and towns and extending to the State line; describing and defining same by route numbers as the State highways of the Commonwealth; providing for the improvement, maintenance and repair of said State highways solely at the expense of the Commonwealth, and relieving the several townships or counties from any further obligation and expense to 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 State aid in the improvement, maintenance, and repair of township or county roads, and prescribing the contents of township, county, borough, or incorporated town pettiions; providing for percentage of cost of improvement or repairs to be paid by State, county, township, borough, or incorporated towns and requiring contracts by counties, townships, boroughs, or incorporated towns with Conmonwealth 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;" and further providing that the State Highway Commissioner, and the several counties, townships, boroughs, or incorporated towns, shall have authority to make and enter into contracts to reconstruct or improve a State highway or portion thereof, in the same manner as a State-aid highway; and authorizing counties, townships, boroughs, or incorporated towns to incur indebtedness, and pay their respective shares of the cost thereof; and making valid all such contracts heretofore made; such highway to remain a State highway.” Which was agreed to.

Said bill as amended was then agreed to.

« PreviousContinue »