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FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1915, 10:00 O'CLOCK A. M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment,
The Speaker in the chair.
Prayer by the Rev. E. S. Combs.

The Journal of yesterday was being read, when, on motion of Mr. Jacobson, the further reading of the same was dispensed with and it was ordered to stand approved.

The House proceeding upon the order of petitions the Speaker presented a petition from the Chairman of the Civic Leagues of Chicago relating to a bill for “An Act regarding places used for purposes of prostitution,” which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Judiciary.

By unanimous consent, the attention of the House was called to the absence of Mr. LePage on account of sickness.

The House proceeding upon the order of reports of standing committees, Mr. Smejkal, from the Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred House Bill No. 256, being a bill for “An Act making an appropriation to meet a deficiency in appropriations for the office of Secretary of State and to provide the necessary funds to carry on the business of the State until the first of July, 1915,"

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do. pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in and the bill ordered to a first reading.

Mr. Smejkal, from the Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred bills of the following titles, to wit:

SENATE BILL No. 4. A bill for "An Act making appropriations for the payment of the employees of the Forty-ninth General Assembly."

SENATE BILL No. 5. A bill for “An Act to provide for the incidental expenses of the Fortyninth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, to be incurred by the Secretary of State and for the care and custody of the State House and Grounds, to be incurred and now unprovided for."

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bills

do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in and Senate bills number 4 and 5 were ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Scholes, from the Committee on Elections, to which was referred bills of the following titles, to wit:

HOUSE BILL No. 23. A bill for “An Act to amend sections six (6), thirty (30) and thirty-one (31) of an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the holding of primary elec

tions by political parties,' approved March 9, 1910, in force July 1, 1910; as amended by an Act approved May 27, 1912, in force July 1, 1912; as amended by an Act approved and in force March 30, 1912, and as amended by an Act approved June 30, 1913, and in force July 1, 1913.”

HOUSE BILL No. 12.

A bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the holding of primary elections by political parties,' approved March 9, 1910, in force July 1, 1910, by amending section 6 thereof."

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bills

do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in and House bills numbered 23 and 12 were ordered to a first reading.

The House proceeding upon the order of introduction of bills, the roll was called for that purpose, whereupon,

Mr. Burns introduced a bill, House Bill No. 259, a bill for “An Act to enable park commissioners to issue bonds for the completion, improvement and maintenance of public parks, boulevards and pleasure ways, under their control, and to provide for the payment thereof."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Municipalities.

Mr. Burns introduced a bill, House Bill No. 260, a bill for “An Act to provide for the dispensing of individual drinking cups by persons, firms and corporations, prohibited from maintaining public drinking cups."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Public Utilities and Transportation.

Mr. Cooper introduced a bill, House Bill No. 261, a bill for “An Act to repeal an Act entitled, 'An Act to regulate the civil service of the State of Illinois,' approved May 11, 1905, in force November 1, 1905; as amended by an Act approved April 19, 1907, in force July 1, 1907; as amended by an Act approved May 25, 1907, in force July 1, 1907; as amended by an Act approved June 10, 1911, in force July 1, 1911; as amended by an Act approved June 26, 1913, in force July 1, 1913."

The bill was taken up, read by' title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Civil Service.

Mr. Ellis introduced a bill, House Bill No. 262, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act in regard to limitations,' approved April 4, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended by subsequent Acts, by amending section eleven (11) thereof."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Ellis introduced a bill, House Bill No. 263, a bill for "An Act concerning the lien of mortgages and trust deeds in the nature of mortgages."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Flagg introduced a bill, House Bill No. 264, a bill for “An Act making an appropriation in aid of the Illinois State Horticultural Society.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. Flagg introduced a bill, House Bill No. 265, a bill for “An Act to reappropriate for the use of the Illinois State Horticultural Society the sum of five thousand dollars already appropriated by the Forty-eighth General Assembly.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. Frankhouser introduced a bill, House Bill No. 266, a bill for “An Act to authorize and empower the city of Chicago to provide for the regulation of public utilities."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Public Utilities and Transportation.

Mr. T. E. Graham introduced a bill, House Bill No. 267, a bill for An Act to provide for the sanitation and disinfection of freight cars carrying livestock and to provide a penalty for a violation thereof."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Public Utilities and Transportation.

Mr. Hicks introduced a bill, House Bill No. 268, à bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, “An Act concerning corporations,' approved April 18, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended by subsequent Acts, by amending section one (1) thereof."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Igoe introduced a bill, House Bill No. 269, a bill for “An Act making an appropriation for the purpose of providing for the construction of a deep waterway or canal, running from the water power plant of the sanitary district of Chicago, at or near Lockport, Will County, Illinois, to a point in the Illinois River at or near Utica, La Salle County, Ilinois, and for the development of the water power which may be generated from the water flowing through said waterway, the erection of a power plant and the payment of salaries and administration of the expenses of a commission created to have charge of the construction of said waterway, in accordance with an Act of this General Assembly for that purpose.

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. Igoe introduced a bill, House Bill No. 270, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to regulate the practice of dental surgery and dentistry in the State of Illinois, and to repeal certain Acts therein named,' approved June 11, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, by amending sections 3, 4, 9, 11, 12 and 13 thereof."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Igoe, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 271, a bill for “An Act in relation to the incorporation of mutual indemnity associations, to do the business of indemnifying the owners of vehicles, including automobiles, and to provide for the admission into this State of foreign corporations organized for the purpose of doing such business.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Insurance.

Mr. Kessinger introduced a bill, House Bill No. 272, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the holding of primary elections by political parties,' approved March 9, 1910, in force

July 1, 1910, by amending sections thirty-five (35), forty-three (43), forty-four (44), forty-six (46) and fifty-one (51) thereof."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Elections.

Mr. Meents introduced a bill, House Bill No. 273, a bill for “An Act creating a county textbook commission, providing county uniformity and city adoptions, licensing school textbook publishers, regulating prices of school textbooks, prohibiting changes of textbooks oftener than once in five (5) years, providing for the sale of books to pupils at minimum cost, prevent loss to families that move, prohibiting combinations of publishers of school textbooks, and providing penalties for violations of this Act.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Education.

Mr. Rinehart introduced a bill, House Bill No. 274, a bill for “An Act concerning, and to further regulate fire, lightning, sprinkler leakage, windstorm, hail and marine insurance; and to create an Illinois Insurance Commission with authority to make insurance rates, and otherwise regulate and control, fire, lightning, sprinkler leakage, windstorm, hail and marine insurance; and to provide for the expenses and salaries of such commission and its employees; and to make the State Fire Marshal's Office a division of the Insurance Department; and to create an insurance fund to be administered by the Illinois Insurance Commission upon the concurrence of certain contingencies; and to give the Illinois Commission authority to make rules and to provide a system and means for the administration of such fund; and to fix penalties for the violation of the provisions of this Act; and to repeal Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Insurance.

Mr. G. H. Wilson introduced a bill, House Bill No. 275, a bill for “An Act to provide for the creation of anti-saloon territory by popular vote of an entire county within which territory the sale of intoxicating liquor and the licensing of such sale shall be prohibited, and for the abolition by like means of territory so created.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Temperance.

Mr. W. M. Brown introduced a bill, House Bill No. 276, a bill for "An Act to prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquor within five miles of the boundary line or lines of land owned or used by the United States Government for the purpose or purposes of any United States Naval Training Station.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Temperance.

By unanimous consent, the Speaker recalled House Bill No. 40 from the Committee on Agriculture, and re-referred it to the Committee on Farm Drainage.

The House proceeding upon the order of House bills on first reading, House Bill No. 256, a bill for "An Act making an appropriation to meet a deficiency in appropriations for the office of Secretary of State, and to provide the necessary funds to carry on the business of the State until the first of July, 1915."

Was taken up, read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading

House Bill No. 23, a bill for “An Act to amend sections six (6), thirty (30) and thirty-one (31) of an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the holding of primary elections by political parties,' approved March 9, 1910, in force July 1, 1910, as amended by an Act approved May 27, 1912, in force July 1, 1912, and as amended by an Act approved and in force March 30, 1912, and as amended by an Act approved June 30, 1913, and in force July 1, 1913,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading

House Bill No. 12, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, An Act to provide for the holding of primary elections by political parties,' approved March 9, 1910, in force July 1, 1910, by amending section 6 thereof,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

The House proceeding upon the order of Senate bills on second reading, Senate Bill No. 4, a bill for “An Act making appropriations for the payment of employees of the Forty-ninth General Assembly,"

Was taken up, read at large a second time, and ordered to a third reading.

Senate Bill No. 5, a bill for “An Act to provide for the incidental expenses of the Forty-ninth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, to be incurred by the Secretary of State, and for the care and custody of the State House and Grounds, to be incurred and now unprovided for,"

Was taken up, read at large a second time, and ordered to a third reading

At the hour of 11:00 o'clock a. m. Mr. Thomas Curran moved that the House do now adjourn until Monday, March 15, 1915, at 5:00 o'clock p. m.

The motion prevailed,
And the House stood adjourned.

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