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MONDAY, MARCH 15, 1915, 5:00 O'CLOCK P. M.

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

The Journal of Friday, March 12, was being read, when, on motion of Mr. Atwood, the further reading of the same was dispensed with, and it was ordered to stand approved.

By unanimous consent, Mr. McCormick was excused from attendance at the sessions of today and tomorrow.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Dahlberg introduced a bill, House Bill No. 277, a bill for “An Act to revise the law in relation to notary publics, and to repeal a certain act named therein."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Dahlberg introduced a bill, House Bill No. 278, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act concerning fees and salaries, and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto,' approved March 29, 1872, in force July 1, 1872 ; as amended by subsequent acts by amending section twenty-eight (28) thereof, in relation to fees of notary public."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Burns introduced a bill, House Bill No. 279, a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the results thereof in cities, villages, and incorporated towns in this State,' approved June 19, 1885, in force July 1, 1885; as amended by an Act approved June 18, 1891, in force July 1, 1891; approved April 24, 1899, in force July 1, 1899; as amended by an Act approved April 24, 1899, in force July 1, 1899; as subsequently amended by amending section two (2) of article VII thereof."?

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. O'Rourke introduced a bill, House Bill No. 280, a bill for “An Act to provide for the appointment of certain officers in counties containing a population of more than one hundred and twenty-five thousand."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. G. H. Wilson introduced a bill, House Bill No. 281, a bill for “An Act to amend section 3a, of an Act entitled, ‘An Act to establish and maintain a Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in the State of Illinois, and making an appropriation for the purchase of land and the construction of the necessary building,' approved June 26, 1885,

in force July 1, 1885, as added by an Act approved May 13, 1903, in force July 1, 1903, as amended by all subsequent Acts amendatory thereof."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Donahue introduced a bill, House Bill No. 282, a bill for “An Act to amend sections two (2) and nineteen (19) of an Act entitled, 'An Act defining motor vehicles and providing for the registration of the same, and of motor bicycles, and uniform rules regulating the use and speed thereof; prohibiting the use of motor vehicles without the consent of the owner and the offer or acceptance of any bonus or discount or other consideration for the purchase of supplies or parts for any such motor vehicle, or for work or repairs done thereon by others, and defining chauffeurs, and providing for the examination and licensing thereof, and to repeal certain Acts therein named,' approved June 10, 1911, and in force July 1, 1911."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Richardson introduced a bill, House Bill No. 283, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act for the assessment of property, and providing the means therefor, and to repeal a certain Act therein named,' approved February 25, 1898, in force July 1, 1898, as amended by subsequent Acts by amending section thirty (30) thereof."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Scanlan introduced a bill, House Bill No. 284, a bill for "An Act to legalize and validate the annexation of tracts of land to cities, villages and incorporated towns, in certain cases.

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Gregory introduced a bill, House Bill No. 285, a bill for "An Act concerning pre-election pledges and providing penalties for the violation thereof."

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

At the hour of 5:30 o'clock p. m., Mr. Scanlan moved that the House do now adjourn.

The motion prevailed,
And the House stood adjourned.

TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 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. McGloon, the further reading of the same was dispensed with, and it was ordered to stand approved.

The House proceeding upon the order of petitions, Mr. W. M. Brown presented a petition, relating to House Bill No. 8, which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Municipalities.

Mr. Smejkal presented a petition, relating to the fish and game laws, which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Fish and Game.

Mr. Merritt presented a petition, from the Board of Supervisors of St. Clair County, Illinois, relating to amendments to the Tice Road Law, which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Roads and Bridges.

Mr. Merritt presented a petition, from school teachers in LaSalle County, Illinois, relating to a State-wide Teachers Retirement Fund, which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Education.

By unanimous consent, the attention of the House was called to the absence of Messrs. Farrell and Elliott, 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. 102, being a bill for "An Act to provide for a deficiency in office and other expenses of the Industrial Board, for the period beginning January 1, and ending June 30, 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Burns called up House Bill No. 12, in the order of second reading, and 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,"

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time.

Whereupon, Mr. W. J. Graham offered the following amendment, and moved its adoption:

AMENDMENT No. 1. Amend House Bill No. 12, by striking out lines 33, 34, and 35 of the printed bill.

Mr. Burns moved to lay the amendment on the table,

And the question being on the motion to table, a call of the roll was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 37; nays, 84.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs.
Brinkman
Donlan

Igoe
Morrasy

Rostenkowski
Bruce
Epstein
Kessinger Mulcahy

Ryan, J. W.
Burns
Fahy
Lipshulch O'Connell

Seit
Butler
Festerling
McGloon
Placek

Thomason
Curran, T. Fieldstack

Merritt

Prendergast Trandel
Dalton
Flagg
Mitchell
Purdunn

Turner
Devereux
Gardner
Moore

Richardson Weber
Donahue
Green, c.

Yeas-37.
Those voting in the negative are: Messrs.
Atwood
Devine
Hicks
Pierson

Stewart
Barker
De Young
Hilton
Provine

Strubinger
Basel
Drake
Hoffman
Ray

Taylor
Benson
Dudgeon
Holaday
Rentchler

Thon
Bentley
Ellis
Hubbard

Rethmeier Tice
Bippus
Felts
Jackson
Rinehart

Tompkins
Boyd
Foster
Kasserman Roderick

Turnbaugh
Boyer
Frankhauser Lantz

Roe, A.

Tuttle
Brewer
Graham, T. E. Leech

Rothschild Vursell
Brown, W. M. Graham, W. J. Lyle

Rowe, W. Watson
Burres
Green, É. W. Lynch

Santry

West
Buxton
Gregory
Madsen
Scanlan

Williamson
Campbell
Groves
Mason

Shephard Wilson, G. H.
Cooper
Hamlin
Meents

Shurtleff Wilson, H.
Curren, C. Harvey

Morris
Smejkal

Wood
Dahlberg
Helwig
Pace

Sonnemann Young
Davis
Hennebry

Perkins
Stanfield

Nays—84.
And the motion to table was lost.

The question recurring on the adoption of Amendment No. 1, a division of the House was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 77; nays, 28.

And the amendment was adopted.

Mr. Purdunn offered the following amendment and moved its adoption:

AMENDMENT No. 2.
Amend House Bill No. 12, by striking out the enacting clause.

And the question being on the adoption of Amendment No. 2, a division of the House was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 25; nays, 62,

And the amendment was lost.

There being no further amendments, the foregoing Amendment No. 1 was ordered printed,

And the question then being “Shall the bill as amended be engrossed for a third reading ?” it was decided in the affirmative.

The House proceeding upon the order of House Bills on first reading, House Bill No. 102, a bill for "An Act to provide for a deficiency in office and other expenses of the Industrial Board for the period beginning January 1, and ending June 30, 1915,"

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 third 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, and all amendments adopted thereto having been engrossed and printed, was read at large a third time,

And the question being, “Shall this bill pass ?" it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 118; nays, 0.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs.
Atwood
De Young
Hicks

O'Rourke Smejkal
Barker
Donahue
Hilton
Pace

Sonnemann
Basel
Donlan
Hoffman
Perkins

Stanfield
Benson
Drake
Holaday
Pierson

Stewart
Bentley
Dudgeon
Hubbard
Placek

Strubinger
Bippus
Ellis
Igoe

Prendergast Thomason
Boyd
Epstein

Jackson
Provine

Thon
Boyer
Fahy
Kasserman Purdunn

Tice
Brewer
Felts
Kessinger Ray

Tompkins
Brinkman
Festerling

Lantz

Rentchler Trandel Brown, W. M. Fieldstack

Leech

Rethmeier Turnbaugh
Bruce
Flagg

Lipshulch Richardson Tuttle
Burns
Frankhauser Lyle

Rinehart

Vursell
Burres
Gardner

Lynch
Roderick

Watson
Buxton
Graham, T. E. Madsen

Roe, A.

Weber
Campbell
Graham, W. J.

Mason
Rostenkowski

West
Cooper
Green, C.

McGloon

Rothschild Williamson Curren, C. Green, E. W. Meents

Rowe, W. Wilson, G. H. Curran, T. Gregory

Merritt

Ryan, J. W. Wilson, H.
Dahlberg
Groves
Moore
Santry

Wood
Dalton
Hamlin
Morrasy
Scanlan

Young
Davis
Harvey
Morris
Seif

Mr. Speaker
Devereux
Helwig
Mulcahy
Shephard

Yeas-118.
Devine
Hennebry

O'Connell
Shurtleff

Nays-0. This bill expressing an emergency in the body of the Act, rendering it necessary that it shall take effect immediately upon its passage and approval, and having received the vote of two-thirds of the members elected, was declared passed.

Ordered that the title be as aforesaid, and that the Clerk inform the Senate thereof.

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, and all amendments adopted thereto having been engrossed and printed, was read at large a third time,

And the question being, “Shall this bill pass ?” it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 119; nays, 0.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs.
Atwood
Donahue
Hoffman

O'Rourke Smejkal
Barker
Donlan
Holaday
Pace

Sonnemann
Basel
Drake
Hubbard
Perkins

Stanfield
Benson
Dudgeon
Huston
Pierson

Stewart
Bippus
Ellis
Igoe
Placek

Strubinger
Boyd
Epstein

Jackson

Prendergast Taylor
Boyer
Fahy
Kasserman Provine

Thomason
Brewer
Felts
Kessinger Purdunn

Thon
Brinkman
Festerling
Lantz
Ray

Tice
Brown, W. M. Feldstack

Leech

Rentchler Tompkins
Bruce
Flagg

Lipshulch Rethmeier Trandel
Burns
Frankhauser Lyle

Richardson Turnbaugh
Burres
Gardner
Lynch
Rinehart

Tuttle
Butler
Graham, T. E. Madsen

Roderick

Vursell
Campbell
Graham, W. J. Mason

Roe, A.

Watson
Cooper
Green, C.
McGloon

Rostenkowski Weber
Curren, C. Green, E. W. Meents

Rothschild West Curran, T. Groves

Merritt

Rowe, W. Williamson
Dahlberg
Hamlin
Mitchell

Ryan, J. W. Wilson, G. H.
Dalton
Harvey
Moore
Santry

Wilson, H.
Davis
Helwig
Morrasy
Scanlan

Wood
Devereux
Hennebry
Morris
Seif

Young
Devine
Hicks
Mulcahy

Shephard Mr. Speaker
De Young
Hilton
O'Connell Shurtleff

Yeas-119.

Nays--0. This bill expressing an emergency in the body of the Act, rendering it necessary that it shall take effect immediately upon its passage and

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