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

Ordered, That the Clerk inform the House of Representatives accordingly.

A motion was made by Mr. Crow and Mr. Vare, That the Senate do now, take a recess until four o'clock this afternoon,

Which was agreed to.

SAME DAY-AFTERNOON. The time of the recess having elapsed and the Senate being in order,

The President pro tempore, Mr. Clarence J. Buckman, in the Chair,

Mr. DeWitt read in his place and presented to the Chair Senate bill No. 970, entitled "An act to establish as a State Highway a certain section of public road in the county of Luzerne.”

Which was committed to the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.

Mr. Mearkle read in his place and presented to the Chair Senate bill No. 971, entitled "An act making a deficiency appropriation to the Western Pennsylvania Institution for the Blind, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania."

Which was committed to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. Beales for Mr. Marlow read in his place and presented to the Chair Senate bill No. 972, entitled “An act to amend Route Three Hundred Forty-two of an act approved the twenty-second day of July, one thousand nine hundred thirteen (Pamphlet Laws nine hundred forty-eight), entitled 'An act establishing certain public roads as State Highways, and providing for their construction and maintenance at the expense of the Commonwealth."

Which was committed to the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.

· Mr. Vare, from the Committee on Municipal Affairs, re-reported as committed, Senate bill No. 321, entitled "An act for the better gorernment of cities of the first class of this Commonwealth."

He also, from the Comunittee on Municipal Affairs, re-reported as committed Senate bill No. 322, entitled “An act to provide for a purchasing agent in counties having a population of one million five hundred thousand or over.”

He also, from the Committee on Municipal Affairs, reported as committed Senate bill No. 814, entitled "An act amending the third section of an act approved the twenty-third day of May, one thousand nine hundred seven (Pamphlet Laws two hundred six), entitled 'An act to regulate and improve the civil service of the cities of the second class in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; making violations of its provisions to be misdemeanors, and providing penalties for violations thereof, providing for the method of making the annual appropriations to conduct the business of the Civil Service Commission."

Mr. Daix, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported as committed Senate bill No. 832 (House bill No. 775), entitled "An act providing for the payment of certain claims for damages done to property by bear, providing a method for the ascertainment of such damage, and making an appropriation."

He also, from the ('ommittee on Appropriations, reported as amended Senate bill No. 752 (House bill No. 1019), entitled “An act reorganizing the Adjutant General's Department, designating the officers and employes thereof, and fixing the salaries of each."

He also, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported as amended Senate bill No. 642, entitled "An act creating a Department of Conservation; charging the department with the enforcement, administration and execution of laws heretofore enforced, administered and executed by or through the Department of Fisheries ; the Department of Forestry, the Board of Game Commissioners, the Water Supply Commission and the State Forestry Reservation Commission; defining the powers and duties of the Department of Conservation, and prescribing penalties; abolishing certain departments, boards, commissions and offices; providing for the disposition of certain moneys received by the department and making appropriations."

Mr. Craig for Mr. Weaver, from the Committee on Judiciary General, re-reported as committed Senate bill No. 676, entitled "An act to amend sections, eight, ten, thirteen, fourteen, nineteen, twenty-two and sixty-seven of an act, entitled 'An act providing for the examination, licensure and registration of persons, firms or corporations engaged or engaging in the business or work of plumbing or house drainage and prescribing certain rules, regulations and requirements for the construction of plumbing, house drainage and cess pools in cities of the second class, and imposing fines, penalties and forfeitures for violation thereof,' approved the seventh day of June, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and one, as amended."

Mr. Barr, from the Committee on Public Health and Sanitation, reported as committed Senate bill No. 380 (House bill No. 376), entitled "An act forbidding the advertising, publishing, selling, distribution or otherwise disseminating or imparting or attempting to disseminate or impart knowledge or information tending to interfere with or diminish the number of births of human beings in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."

He also, from the Committee on Public Health and Sanitation, reported as committed Senate bill No. 391, entitled "An act regulating

the licensing to practice dentistry of honorably discharged soldiers, sailors and marines who served during the war with Germany, and who were licensed and qualified to practice dentistry in other states."

Mr. Gray, from the Committee on Corporations, reported as amended Senate bill No. 927 (House bill No. 1297), entitled "An act to prevent fraud and deception by regulating the sale or offering for sale of certain securities and of certain contracts or instruments relating to land, regulating the licensing of dealers in such securities, contracts or instruments, defining the powers and duties of the Commissioner of Banking, and providing penalties."

The Clerk of the House of Representatives being introduced, informed that the House has concurred in the resolution from the Senate as follows:

In the Senate, May 6, 1919. Resolved (if the House of Representatives concur), That Senate bill No. 436, file folio 1739, entitled "An act amending an act approved the fourteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, entitled 'An act providing a system of government for boroughs, and revising, amending and consolidating the law relating to boroughs' by adding thereto sections twenty to twenty-six inclusive, as subarticle sixteen of article sixteen, chapter VI, authorizing the erection of dykes and embankments along certain water courses upon the request of the Board of Health granting the right of entry therefor, and providing for the assessment of damages and benefits against property affected,” be recalled from the Governor for the purpose of amendment.

He also informed that the House has concurred in the resolution from the Senate as follows:

In the Senate, May 5, 1919. Resolved (if the House of Representatives concur), That Senate bill No. 295, file folio 703, entitled "An act to amend section one of an act approved the twenty-third day of February, one thousand eight hundred and seventy (Pamphlet Laws two hundred twenty-six), entitled 'An act to ascertain and appoint the fees to be received by the coroner in the county of Erie,” be recalled from the Governor for the purpose of amendment.

He also presented for concurrence bills numbered and entitled as follows:

Senate bill No. 973, (House bill No. 1247), "An act to amend section six hundred and seventeen of an act approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet Laws three hundred nine), entitled 'An act to establish a public school system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be administered and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; providing revenue to establish and maintain the same and the method of collecting such revenue, and repealing all laws general, special or local or any parts thereof, that are or may be inconsistent therewith,' and providing for the con

struction, reconstruction or repair of school buildings or work upon school property within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by contract where the cost value or amount of same including labor and material exceed the sum of three hundred dollars."

Which was committed to the ('ommittee on Education.

Senate bill No. 974 (House bill No. 1300), “An act to amend section nine of article seven, ebapter six, of an act approved the fourteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws three hundred twelve), entitled 'An act providing a system of government for boroughs and revising, amending and consolidating the law relating to boroughs,' as amended.

Which was committed to the Committee on Judiciary General.

Senate bill No. 975 (House bill No. 1230), "An act to amend section twelve and twenty-one of an act approved the eighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five (Pamphlet Laws two hundred three), entitled 'An act to provide for the more effectual protection of the public liealth in the several municpalities of this Commonwealth.'”

Which was committed to the Committee on Public Health and Nanitation.

Senate bill No. 976 (House bill No. 1095), "An act to amend section of four of an act approved the second day of June, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws seven hundred sixty-nine), entitled 'An act regulating the policies of insurance against liability arising under article three of the Workmen's Compensation Act of one thousand nine hundred and fifteen; providing for the regulation of premium rates therefor and providing penalties for the violation thereof, providing for the approval by the Commissioner of Insurance of the bureau employed to make and apply premium rates for such insurance."

Which was committed to the Committee on Insurance.

Senate bill No. 977 (House bill No. 1168), "An act to amend an act, entitled "An act to establish a public school system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be administered and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; providing revenue to establish and maintain the same, and the method of collecting such revenue, and repealing all laws, general, special or local, or any parts thereof that are or may be incon. sistent therewith,' by adding thereto section one thousand five hundred and twelve, authorizing the directors of any school district in which a special school for pupils having tuberculosis shall be established, to provide the pupils thereof with food, clothing and transportation necessary for attendance thereat."

Which was committed to the Committee on Education,

Senate bill No. 978 (House bill No. 1055), "An act to amend section fourteen hundred and thirteen of an act approved the eighteenth

day of May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet Laws three hundred nine), entitled 'An act to establish a public school system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be administered and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; providing revenue to establish and maintain the same and the method of collecting such revenue, and repealing all laws, general, special or local, or any parts thereof that are or may be inconsistent therewith,' by providing for the special education of certain children incapable of receiving education in the regular classes of the public schools."

Which was committed to the Committee on Education.

Senate bill No. 979 (House bill No. 1242), “An act making an appropriation to the State Livestock Sanitary Board for the purpose of reimbursing certain owners of animals destroyed during the late epidemic of the foot and mouth disease.”

Which was committed to the Committee on Appropriations. Senate bill No. 980 (House bill No. 914), "An act to amend section six hundred and seventeen of an act approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet Laws three hundred nine), entitled 'An act to establish a public school system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, together with the provisions by which it shall be administered, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; providing revenue to establish and maintain the same and the method of collecting such revenue, and repealing all laws, general, special or local, or any parts thereof that are or may be inconsistent therewith."

Which was committed to the Committee on Education,

Senate bill No. 981 (House bill No. 924), "An act providing for and regulating the payment into the State Treasury without escheat of certain unclaimed moneys in the hands of depositors, fiduciaries, prothonotaries and clerks of orphans' courts, defining the terms 'depositories' and 'fiduciaries' as used in the act providing for the refund of such moneys with interest thereon when claimed by persons entitled thereto; making an appropriation for such refunds and imposing penalties."

Which was committed to the Committee on Finance.

A motion was made by Mr. Daix and Mr. Graff, That all bills reported from committees at this day's proceedings be now read for the first time.

Which was agreed to.

Agreeably to order, The Senate proceeded to the first reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 898, entitled “An act to amend sections one and two of an act approved the twenty-sixth day of May, one thousand eight

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