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RESOLUTIONS.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

PASSED AT THE SESSION OF ONE THOUSAND NINE

HUNDRED AND SIX.

No. 1.

In the Senate, January 15, 1906. Whereas, The Postoffice Department has directed that the Legislative Record must be third class matter, and so instructed the Postmaster at Harrisburg: and

Whereas, It will now be necessary to prepay the postage; therefore, be it

Resolved (if the House of Representatives concur), That the Chief Clerks of the Senate and House of Representatives be directed to make arrangements for the necessary postage, so that the Legislative Record may be mailed according to the requirements of the Postoffice Department, and that the Appropriation Committee provide for the cost of the same in the bill providing for the expenses of the extraordinary session.

FRANK A. JUDD,

Chief Clerk of the Senate. The foregoing resolution concurred in January 15, 1906.

THOMAS H. G'ARVIN, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives. APPROVED—The 17th day of January, A. D. 1906.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 2.

In the Senate, January 25, 1906. Resolved (if the House of Representatives concur), That the State Treasurer be, and he is hereby author. ized to advance to each officer and employe of the General Assembly the amount of money to which each may be entitled at the time this resolution may be signed by the Governor, and that the same be de. ducted from the amounts that are to be provided in

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the Appropriation Bill for the expenses of the extraordinary session.

FRANK A. JUDD,

Chief Clerk of the Senate. The foregoing resolution concurred in January 24, 1906.

THOMAS H. GARVIN, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives. APPROVED—The 25th day of January, A. D. 1906.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 3.

In the Senate, January 17, 1906. Resolved (if the House of Representatives concur), That the Superintendent of Public Printing and Binding be, and he is hereby authorized to have printed for the use of the Senate and the House of Representatives 4,000 copies of each Senate and House bill introduced; the same to be printed on pink paper; 1,500 for the use of the Senate, and 2,500 for the use of the House of Representatives.

FRANK A. JUDD,

Chief Clerk of the Senate. The foregoing resolution concurred in January 18, 1906.

THOMAS H. GARVIN, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives. APPROVED—The 27th day of January, A. D. 1906.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 4.

In the Senate, January 17, 1906. Whereas, The proclamation of the Governor, covering the special session of the Legislature, contains as its second clause the following paragraph: "SecondTo increase the interest paid by banks, trust companies and similar institutions for the use of State moneys; to impose proper limitations upon the amount of such moneys to be held by each of such institutions; to make it a misdemeanor to pay or receive, to offer or request, any money or valuable thing or promise for the use of such moneys, other than the interest

payable to the State; and to adopt such other measures as may be necessary for the protection of the public moneys."

And Whereas, In order to intelligently legislate in regard to the above subjects, it is necessary to know the amount of moneys and securities now in possession of the Treasury Department of the Commonwealth; therefore, be it

Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate (if the House concur), That the Treasurer and Auditor General of the Commonwealth be and are hereby requested to furnish to this body, as soon as practicable, and within ten days from this date, an itemized statement containing the amount of cash in the State Treasury on the date when the statement is made the amount of cash in the Sinking Fund of the State; the amount of securities now in possession of the State Treasury, and the character thereof, which have been bought by the Treasurer within the last sixty days with the funds of the Sinking Fund; the amount of other securities now in the State Treasury, as part of the Sinking Fund or surplus fund, and the character thereof; the amount of deposits of said funds in the different institutions and depositaries of the State, and the security held for the same. Also, the amount raised by taxation during the last fiscal year, and the amount required for the current expenses and appropriations of the State government, and the amount of the funded indebtedness of the State on the date of the statement.

FRANK A. JUDD,

Chief Clerk of the Senate. The foregoing resolution concurred in January 18, 1906.

THOMAS H. GARVIN, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives. APPROVED-The 29th day of January, A. D. 1906.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 5.
In the House of Representatives,

January 29, 1906. Whereas, The Governor of the Commonwealth has convened the Legislature in Extraordinary Session, for the purpose of considering legislation upon cer. tain specified subjects mentioned in his call of No. vember eleventh, one thousand nine hundred and five; and

Whereas, Said proclamation of the Governor con tains as its seventh clause the following: "Seventh

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To abolish fees in the offices of the Secretary of the Commonwealth and the Insurance Commissioner;" and

Whereas, It appears that not only the Insurance Commissioner, but also the other officers and employes of the Insurance Department, are paid out of the fees received from the insurance companies; and

Whereas, Hon. David Martin, the present Insurance Commissioner, in a report to the House of Representatives, on January twenty-second, one thousand nine hundred and six, stated that during the year one thousand nine hundred and five the Actuary of the Department had received the sum of thirty-three thousand one hundred and ninety-one dollars and ninety-nine cents ($33,191.99) for making the valuation of life insurance policies, not a penny of which seems to have been turned into the State Treasury, or accounted for to the Auditor General; and

Whereas, It appears from the best source obtain. able that no Actuary had been employed prior to the administration of Governor Robert E. Pattison, in 1891, when George B. Luper was Insurance Commissioner;

Therefore be it resolved (if the Senate concur), That a committee consisting of five (5) Senators, two (2) of whom shall be of the minority party, and six (6) Members of the House of Representatives, two (2) of whom shall be of the minority party, shall be appointed by the presiding officers of the respective houses to make a thorough investigation as to the collection of fees, commissions, etc., of the Insurance Department by the officers and employes thereof, including the Actuary, since May 21, 1891, and the final disposition of same; also to investigate as to how the salaries of the several officers and employes of said Insurance Department are at present provided for, and to make recommendations for the method of abolishing or improving the present fee system of said Department, as to the committee shall seem best.

The said committee shall organize within two days after the approval by the Governor of this resolution; shall have full power to bring before it and examine all such persons as it may deem necessary; to administer oaths or affirmations; to send for persons and papers; to employ legal counsel, stenographers and such other assistants as it may deem needful, and shall make their report to the Legislature not later than February 6, 1906.

The sergeant-at-arms of the Senate shall attend said committee, and serve all subpoenas issued by it, and generally perform all the duties of the sergeantat-arms of such committee.

The necessary expenses incurred by the said com

mittee shall be provided for in the bill providing for the necessary expenses of the Extraordinary Session of the Legislature, and the report of said committee shall be published in the appendix of the Legislative Record.

THOMAS H. GARVIN, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives. The foregoing resolution was concurred in January 29, 1906.

FRANK A. JUDD, Chief Clerk of the Senate.

Executive Chamber, Harrisburg. While I think the phrase "not a penny of which seems to have been turned into the State Treasury, or accounted for to the Auditor General,” is an ascertainment of fact before the inquiry, and had better have been omitted, the resolution is approved this 30th day of January, A. D. 1906.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 6.

In the House of Representatives,

February 6, 1906. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the Joint Committee, appointed under the Resolution of January 30, 1906, to investigate the Insurance Department, &c., be continued during the remainder of this Session, to enable the Committee, if it so desires, to investigate or inquire of any other matters that may be called to its attention, under the said Resolution, and, if necessary, to make further report thereof, to the General Assembly on the day prior to final adjournment.

THOMAS H. GARVIN, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives. The foregoing resolution was concurred in February 7, 1906.

FRANK A. JUDD, Chief Clerk of the Senate.

APPROVED—The 7th day of February, A. D. 1906.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

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