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propriation of certain money to pay for paving, guttering and macadamizing in front of the State Hospital at Parsons, Kan.

By Senator Brady: Senate bill No. 179, An act to amend chapter 408 of the Laws of Kansas of 1907, the same being "An act to create a Tax Commission, defining its powers, and duties, fixing the compensation of its members and employees, and abolishing the Board of Railroad Assessors and the State Board of Equalization, and providing penalties for the violation of certain provisions therein, and repealing sections 7503, 7504, 7550, 7551, 7552, 7564, 7565, 7566, 7685, 7586, 7588, 7592, 7608 and 7609, General Statutes of Kansas, 1901, and all acts and parts of acts in so far as they conflict with this act, and making appropriations for the purpose of carrying out this act, and repealing all acts and parts of acts inconsistent and in conflict herewith.'

Also, Senate bill No. 180, An act to amend section 7 of chapter 177 of the Session Laws of 1907.

Also, Senate bill No. 181, An act to prohibit playing baseball, or giving an exhibition of baseball-playing on Sunday to which an admission fee or compensation is charged or paid, and providing penalties for the violation thereof.

By Senator Huffman: Senate bill No. 182, An act for the protection of health and safety of employees operating street interurban.cars, providing enclosed vestibules properly heated and seats for the use of motormen on street- and interurban cars, and providing for toilet facilities on the cars or along the right of way, and providing penalties for the violation thereof, and repealing chapter 172, Laws of 1897.

By Senator Hodges: Senate bill No. 183, An act authorizing Mission township, Johnson county, Kansas, to appropriate moneys out of the general fund for special purposes.

By Senator Milligan: Senate bill No. 184, An act amending section 8 of chapter 37 of the Session Laws of 1872, said chapter being an act entitled "An act for the encouragement of agriculture," and repealing said section 8.

By Senator Travis: Senate bill No. 185, An act repealing chapter 397 of the Laws of 1905, entitled “An act providing for the maintenance and regulation of high schools," and repealing chapter 69. of the Laws of Kansas, Special Session of 1908, entitled “An act amending sections 4 and 10 of chapter 397 of the Session Laws of 1905, and repealing said original sections 4 and 10."

By Senator Cooke: Senate bill No. 186, An act relating to regents of the State University and to regents of the State Agricultural College, placing limits upon the action of said board.

By Senator Porter: Senate bill No. 187, An act providing for the sprinkling of railways, airways, rooms, cross-cuts or other openings in mines, for the protection of health, life and safety of employees, and providing penalties for the violation thereof.

By special committee appointed under House concurrent resolution No. 5: Senate bill No. 188, An act to define and classify lobbyists and lobbying, to regulate the employment and registration of legislative lobbyists, to provide for the filing by lobbyists of a verified statement of expenses and obligations, and prescribing penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act.

By Senator Quincy: Senate bill No. 189, An act to amend section 1 of chapter 274 of the Session Laws of 1905, relating to mutual fire insurance companies.

Senator Reed asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended, an emergency declared, and Senate bill No. 188 be placed on second reading, which motion prevailed.

The bill was thereupon read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

Senator Quincy moved that the Committee on Printing be requested to authorize 500 copies of each of Senate bills No. 88 and No. 188 to be printed, whch motion prevailed.

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SECOND READING AND REFERENCE OF BILLS.

The following bills were read the second time, and referred to committees as indicated :

Corporations : Senate bill No. 151, An act to amend section 2, chapter 407, of the Session Laws of 1901, entitled “An act relating to trust companies, defining their powers and duties, providing for their management, control and supervision, and providing penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act," and repealing said original section 2 thereof.

Senate Bill No. 153, An act supplemental to chapter 140 of the Session Laws of 1907, relating to private corporations, providing additional purposes for which private corporations may be formed.

State Affairs:
Senate bill No. 152, An act amending section 1704 of the
General Statutes of Kansas of 1901, relating to county funds,
and repealing original sections 1703 and 1704 of the General
Statutes of Kansas of 1901.

Senate bill 173, An act providing for the inspection of steam-boilers, generators, superheaters, and creating the office of state boiler inspector, defining his duties thereunder, and providing penalties for the violation thereof.

Ways and Means:
Senate bill No. 154, An act making appropriations for the
support of the Iola Orphans' Home, at Iola, Kan., and St.
John's Allen County Hospital.

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Senate bill No. 155, An act making an appropriation to pay for storing and properly displaying the records, relics, etc., of individuals, etc., who fought in the war for the Union, in the Grand Army museum, and to pay for publication of the reports of the department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic to the governor.

Senate bill No. 164, An act to establish a state department of forestry, providing for the appointment of a state forester, his term of office, duties and compensation.

Senate bill No. 166, An act in regard to the state public
park on the Fort Hays, Kansas, reservation, appointing com-
missioners, and repealing chapter 479, Session Laws of 1905.

Fees, Salaries and Mileage:
Senate bill No. 156, An act in relation to court stenogra-
phers, fixing their salary and fees, amendatory of section 18
of chapter 39 of the General Statutes of Kansas, 1901, and
repealing said original section.

Judiciary:
Senate bill No. 157, An act to amend section 271 of chapter
80 of the code of civil procedure, the same being section 271
of chapter 80 of the General Statutes of 1901, and to repeal
sections 271 and 272 of chapter 80 of the General Statutes of
1901.

Senate bill No. 172, An act to regulate contracts and releases
between corporations and persons who have sustained personal
injuries by the negligent acts of such corporations.

Senate concurrent resolution No. 9, Proposition to amend the constitution of the state of Kansas, relating to the compensation of members of the legislature.

Senate concurrent resolution No. 10, A proposition to amend
the constitution of the state of Kansas as to the legislative
power of the state.

Assessment and Taxation:
Senate bill No. 163, An act concerning assessments and tax-
ation, and amending sections 4 and 46 of chapter 34, Laws of
1876, and amending also sections 18 and 39 of chapter 408,
Laws of 1907, and repealing said sections 4 and 46 of chapter
34, Laws of 1876, and sections 18b and 39 of chapter 408, Laws
of 1907, and repealing chapter 76, Laws of 1908.

Senate bill No. 158, An act providing for registration fee
on mortgages on real property and for their exemption from
taxation after being recorded, regulating the effect of non-
payment of registration fee, and prohibiting the enforcement
of mortgages on which registration fee has not been paid as
therein provided, and repealing all acts and parts of acts in
conflict herewith.

Senate bill No. 171, An act conferring upon the board of

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county commissioners, the county clerks of each of the several counties in this state, power to supervise and equalize the assessment of property, and defining their duties in such regard, and providing for the election of township and appointment of city assessors, and defining their duties, and repealing sections 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 and 39 of chapter 408 of the Session Laws of 1907, the same being an act creating a Tax Commission and for other purposes.

Banks and Banking: Senate bill No. 160, An act relating to banks, providing for the creation, maintenance, accumulation and disposition of a fund for the protection of depositors and creditors of banks, providing for the appointment of special deputy bank commissioners for insolvent banks, and defining their duties, and providing penalties for the violation of this act.

Cities of the Second and Third Class. Senate bill No. 159, An act relating to the powers of city councils in cities of the second class.

Senate bill No. 161, An act to amend section 5, chapter 362 of the Session Laws of the state of Kansas for the year 1903, and to repeal said original section.

Senate bill No. 162, An act to amend section 1124 of the General Statutes of 1901.

Senate bill No. 165, An act to authorize cities to purchase land and establish and maintain city parks thereon, providing for the issuance of bonds for such purpose and the levy of a park tax.

Insurance: Senate bill No. 169, An act to prohibit foreign insurance companies.and associations from removing actions commenced against them in this state to federal courts.

Roads and Bridges: Senate bill No. 168, An act providing for the building of roads in Scott township and the city of Fort Scott, in Bourbon county, Kansas, and providing revenue for paying for the

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Railroads :

Senate bill No. 167, An act to regulate the maintenance of railway roadbed and track within the state of Kansas, and to insure the safety of railway travelers and employees.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Temperance and Hygiene, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 37, An act providing for a chief clerk to the State Board of Health, and fixing the salary therefor, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be rereferred to the Committee on Fees, Salaries, and Mileage.

J. A. MILLIGAN, Chairman.

Mr. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Cities of the First Class, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 147, An act to amend section 1 of chapter 122 of the Session Laws of 1907, relating to the appointment of commissioner of elections in certain cities of the first class, and repealing the said original section, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

CLAD HAMILTON, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Federal Relations, to whom was referred Senate concurrent resolution No. 11, Relating to the restoration to rank of John F. Lewis, U. S. A., and his retirement, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the resolution back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

JOHN T. DENTON, Chairman.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 22, An act to establish a legislative department of the state library, and provide for the drafting of bills for the members of the legislature, and for the gathering and imparting of information relating to legislation in this and other states; to create the office of legislative reference librarian, and to provide for the appointment of a secretary and necessary clerical force, and making appropriations for the purposes of this act, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be rereferred to the Committee on Judiciary.

CHAS. S. HUFFMAN, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your special committee on anti-lobby bill, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 51, An act to regulate the employment of legislative lobby counsel and agents, and to provide penalties in violation thereof, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be not passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 65, An act to regulate the employment of legislative lobby counsel and agents, to provide for the keeping of legislative dockets by the secretary of state, to provide for the return of legislative expenses incurred by or in behalf of such legislative lobby counsel and agents, to prohibit such legislative counsel and agents from attempting to influence members of the Legislature except as provided herein, and prescribing and fixing penalties for the violation of this act, and recommend that it be not passed.

J. T. REED, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Cities of the Second and Third Class, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 61, An act amending section 1 and repealing sections 1 and 2 of chapter 136 of the Laws of 1903, the same being an act relating to cities of the second and third classes, and empowering such cities to obtain water, heat, light, power, etc., and repealing said sections 1 and 2 of chapter 136 of the Laws of 1903, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

FRED H. QUINCY, Chairman.

JANUARY 20, 1909. MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Employees respectfully recommend the following:

That Miss Nettie Sohlinger, a stenographer who has not accepted the position; Jack Walker, a guard who declines the position, and W. J. Swanson, a messenger who has not qualified, be discharged.

That Miss Amy Brown cease to be a copyist and be transferred to the clerkship of the Committee on Enrolled Bills.

That W. D. Kercher, now assistant Journal clerk, be transferred to the clerkship of the Committee on Insurance, and that John Grant, now clerk of the Committee on Insurance, become assistant Journal clerk. Respectfully submitted.

J. H. STAVELY, Chairman.

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