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SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KAN.,

January 21, 1909–10 o'clock A. M.
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment, the president in
the chair.

The roll was called.
Absent by leave: Senators Leidy and Price.
Invocation by the chaplain.

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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

The following bills were introduced and read the first time:

By Senator Fagerberg: Senate bill No. 202, An act providing for land registration.

By Senator Hodges: Senate bill No. 203, An act regulating the manufacture and sale of lead, paints and oils and combinations for the use as paint, providing for the labeling of (oil) the same, and fixing penalties for its violation.

By Senator Stewart: Senate bill No. 204, An act to amend section 5132 of the General Statutes of Kansas, 1901, and repealing original section 5132 of the General Statutes of 1901.

Also, Senate bill No. 205, An act to prohibit sales of merchandise in bulk in fraud of creditors.

By Senator Ganse: Senate bill No. 206, An act relating to the office of the attorney-general, and fixing the salaries of the officials of that department.

By Senator Cooke: Senate bill No. 207, An act amending section 5 of chapter 275 of the Session Laws of 1907, and repealing said original section.

By Senator Avery: Senate bill No. 208, An act to improve the natural watercourses, rivers and creeks of the state, to provide for the removal of timber and other obstructions therefrom, and to provide for and regulate the construction and reconstruction of dams and bridges in or across the watercourses of the state.

By Senator Milligan: Senate bill No. 209, An act defining the powers and duties of local health officers and boards of health in the matter of the protection of the people of the state of Kansas from the disease known as tuberculosis, and providing penalties for the violation herewith.

By Senator Stannard: Senate bill No. 210, An act for the suppression and eradication of the disease known as tubercu

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losis in cattle in the state of Kansas, and providing penalties for the violation thereof.

Also, Senate bill No. 211, An act relating to public health and safety, and providing for the regulation and inspection of hotels and public lodging houses, empowering the State Board of Health to make rules and regulation in relation thereto, and providing penalties for the violation thereof.

By Senator Porter: Senate bill No. 212, An act providing for a state registration of mortgages of real property, the fees payable therefor, penalties for the non-payment of such fees, the exemption of such mortgages from taxation, prescribing the duties of certain officers, fixing penalties for the non-performance of such duties, and repealing all acts or parts of acts in conflict therewith.

Also, Senate bill No. 213, An act providing for the inspection of plans and specifications and buildings in cities of the first and second class, and providing for the appointment of a building inspector and defining his duties, and providing penalties for the violation thereof.

By Senator Hamilton: Senate bill No. 214, An act to enable counties, townships and cities to purchase and use votingmachines at all general, special and primary elections; providing for the payment thereof; creating a Kansas state votingmachine commission and prescribing its compensation, duties and powers; establishing rules for the care and use of votingmachines; providing for election boards of three members in certain cases; repealing chapter 184 of the Session Laws of 1901 and all acts and parts of acts relating to the use of voting-machines, and suspending the operation of all laws and parts of laws when inconsistent with the provisions of this act.

Also, Senate bill No. 215, An act relating to the code of civil procedure, and amendatory of section 1 of chapter 107 of the statutes of 1889.

Also, Senate bill No. 216, An act making appropriation for the erection of new buildings and for maintenance and equipment for the Industrial and Educational Institute of Topeka for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1910, and June 30, 1911.

Also, Senate bill No. 217, An act for the protection of the public health, and making an appropriation to the State Board of Health for a state-wide educational campaign for the study and prevention of tuberculosis, and to create a state tuberculosis exhibit, with power to make rules and regulations concerning the same.

Also, Senate bill No. 218, An act relating to the code of civil procedure, and amendatory of section 648 of chapter 80 of the General Statutes of 1868.

Also, Senate bill No. 219, An act to amend section 7 of chapter 74 of the Session Laws of 1871, the same being sec

tion 1620 of the General Statutes of Kansas, 1901, entitled
"An act amendatory of an act entitled 'An act relating to
counties and county officers,' approved February 28, 1865,
and to repeal said original section 7.

By Committee on Fees, Salaries and Mileage: Senate bill
No. 220, An act providing for furnishing copies of bills and
resolutions of the Legislature, and fixing the fees therefor,
and providing a penalty for the violation of this act. ·

SECOND READING AND REFERENCE OF BILLS.

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

Judiciary:
Senate bill No. 174, An act to prevent corruption at election,
punish vagrancy, and disqualify vagrants from voting while
under conviction.

Senate bill No. 175, An act relative to and providing for the
disposition of lands wrongfully reclaimed from the channels of
navigable streams.

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

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.

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

Senate bill No. 193, An act declaring Nannie May Schooley the adopted daughter and heir of D. L. Ivy.

Senate bill No. 200, An act to prohibit employees of the
Legislature from lobbying with the members thereof, and
providing for penalties for violation of this act.

House bill No. 31, An act to change the name of Carrie
Eleanor Smead and Paul Leicester Smead.

Education:

Senate bill No. 176, An act to amend section 1, chapter 318 of the Session Laws of 1907, and section 6191 of the General Statutes of 1901.

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."

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Live Stock:

Senate bill No. 177, An act concerning live wild game and game birds and fowl, and supplemental to chapter 267 of the Session Laws of Kansas of the year 1905.

Claims and Accounts:

Senate bill No. 178, An act for the appropriation of certain money to pay for paving, guttering and macadamizing in front of the State Hospital at Parsons, Kan.

Ways and Means: Senate bill No. 198, An act making appropriations for the support of the St. John's Hospital, Leavenworth, Kan.; Old Ladies' Rest, Leavenworth, Kan.; Home of the Friendless, Leavenworth, Kan.; the Mitchell Hospital, Leavenworth, Kan., and the Guardian Angel Home, Leavenworth, Kan.

Banks and Banking: Senate bill No. 190, An act relating to banks and trust companies.

Insurance: 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.

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

Assessment and Taxation:

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.

Senate bill No. 199, An act to amend sections 18, 19, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 39, and to repeal original sections 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 39 of chapter 408 of the Laws of 1907, 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, 7585, 7586, 7588, 7592, 7606 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 purposes of carrying out this act."

Corporations : Senate bill No. 192, An act to amend section 31 of chapter 140 of the Session Laws of 1907, relating to private corporations.

Senate bill No. 195, An act relating to corporations, and providing for the organization of corporations for the purpose of carrying on abstract business, loaning money and dealing in real estate.

Senate bill No. 197, An act relating to cemetery corporations organized prior to March, 1901, and owning or controlling cemeteries in or adjacent to cities of the first class having a population of 40,000 or more, and providing for the regulation, maintenance, control thereof, and validating certain acts done by the directors thereof.

Mines and Mining : Senate bill No. 187, An act providing for the sprinkling of railways, air-ways, 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.

Agriculture: Senate bill No. 184, An act amending section 8, 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.

Senate bill No. 196, An act for the promotion of agriculture in the state of Kansas, providing for the creation of a state seed-wheat commission to buy, import, receive, sell and distribute seed wheat within the state, and making an appropriation to carry out the provisions of this act.

Railroads:

Senate bill No. 182, An act for the protection of health and safety of employees operating street or 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 of Laws of 1897.

Senate bill No. 201, An act to regulate railroads, providing for certain conditions in bills of lading and contracts of shipment, and fixing penalties for the violation of this act.

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