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Mr. Merritt introduced a bill, House Bill No. 382, a bill for “An Act to make an appropriation to the State Bee Keepers’ Association.”

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

Mr. Mitchell introduced a bill, House Bill No. 383, a bill for “An Act to amend section six (6) of 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, as amended by an Act approved April 24, 1899.”

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

Mr. Mitchell introduced a bill, House Bill No. 384, a bill for “An Act to amend section three (3) of 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, as amended by an Act approved June 26, 1913."

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

Mr. Mitchell introduced a bill, House Bill No. 385, a bill for “An Act to regulate the civil service of sanitary districts under 'An Act to create sanitary districts, and to remove obstructions in the Desplaines and Illinois Rivers,' approved May 29, 1889, in force July 1, 1889, and all Acts amendatory thereof, by amending section four (4) and by adding thereto twelve (12) new sections to be known as section 4a, section 4b, section 4c, section 4d, section 4e, section 4f, section 4g, section 4h, section 4i, section 4j, section 4k, and section 4).”

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

Mr. Moore introduced a bill, House Bill No. 386, a bill for “An Act to amend section 1 of an Act to provide for and fix the compensation of the members of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, approved December 6, 1907, in force July 1, 1908, as said section 1 was amended by Act approved and in force February 8, 1909, and to add a section known as '1a.'»

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

Mr. Perkins introduced a bill, House Bill No. 387, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to township organization,' approved and in force March 4, 1874, by amending section 67-7 found in Article seven VII thereof."

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

Mr. Provine, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 388, a bill for “An Act to extend the powers of the city council in cities and the president and board of trustees in villages and incorporated towns."

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

Mr. Provine, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 389, a bill for "An Act to amend section one (1) of 'An Act to provide for annexing and excluding territory to and from cities, towns and villages, and to unite cities, towns and villages, approved April 10, 1872, in

force July 1, 1872, as amended by Act approved May 10, 1901, in force July 1, 1901.”

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

Mr. Purdunn introduced a bill, House Bill No. 390, a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act in relation to the payment of the public money of the State into the State treasury,' approved June 9, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, by amending section one (1) thereof."

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

Mr. William Rowe introduced a bill, House Bill No. 391, a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,' approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, and amendments thereto by amending section one (1) of Article VIII entitled, 'Of the assessment and collection of taxes. »

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

Mr. Scanlan introduced a bill, House Bill No. 392, a bill for “An Act for an appropriation for the relief of Mons Anderson, Catherine Morrisey, Mollie Ramenofski, Pearl D. Bowman, Margaret Woodbury, Lillie Sumberg, Nels Munson, Catherine Payne, Norma Payne, Vivian Kelley, Joseph Herrick, Ida Ackerman, Isabelle Bennett, Ethel Steele, Nettie Steele and George Hanson."

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

Mr. Scanlan introduced a bill, House Bill No. 393, a bill for “An Act for an appropriation for the payment of damages for the deaths, respectively of Rose H. Farmer, Verne Kelley, and Inez Goodwin.”

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

Mr. Scanlan introduced a bill, House Bill No. 394, a bill for “An Act to amend sections 3, 15, 35, 114, and 119 of an Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended.”

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

Mr. Scholes introduced a bill, House Bill No. 395, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended by subsequent Acts, by adding a new section to division one (1) thereof to be known as section 167a."

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

Mr. Scholes introduced a bill, House Bill No. 396, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to amend ‘An Act concerning circuit courts and to fix the time for holding the same in the several counties in the judicial circuits of the State of Illinois, exclusive of the county of Cook,' approved May 24, 1879, in force July 1, 1879,' 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 Judicial Department and Practice.

Mr. Shurtleff introduced a bill, House Bill No. 397, a bill for "An

Act to amend and revise section thirty-five (35) of 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 an Act approved May 18, 1905, in force July 1, 1905."

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

Mr. Wood introduced a bill, House Bill No. 398, a bill for “An Act making an appropriation for the relief of Nathan E. Gray."

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

Mr. Lyle introduced a bill, House Bill No. 399, a bill for “An Act to amend section 11 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to regulate the civil service of the State of Illinois,' approved May 11, 1905, in force July 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, and as amended by an Act approved June 10, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, and as further amended by an Act approved June 26, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, and to add one new section to be known as section 11a."

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

Mr. Kane introduced a bill, House Bill No. 400, a bill for “An Act regulating the employment of engineers and conductors, and to prevent the employment of incompetent persons as locomotive engineers and conductors on railroads in the State of Illinois, and providing penalty for violation of same.

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

Mr. Griffin introduced a bill, House Bill No. 401, a bill for "An Act to regulate and fix the maximum price to be charged by any steam, electric or other railroad for one continuous trip within the limits of any municipality, and providing a penalty for the violation thereof."

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

Mr. Dudgeon, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 402, a bill for “An Act to pay off and for the relief of certain creditors of "The State Trustee of the Illinois and Michigan Canal.”

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lynch, from the Committee on Engrossed and Enrolled Bills, reported that a House bill of the following had been correctly engrossed and returned herewith:

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."

The foregoing bill was placed in the order of House bills on third reading.

The House proceeding upon the order of House bills on first reading, House Bill No. 40, a bill for “An Act to amend sections twenty-six

(26) and thirty-seven (37) of, and to add a section numbered fortyfour-a (44a) to an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the construction, reparation and protection of drains, ditches and levees across the lands of others for agricultural, sanitary and mining purposes, and to provide for the organization of drainage districts,' approved and in force May 29, 1879; as amended by an Act approved June 30, 1885, in force July 1, 1885; as amended by an Act approved June 4, 1889, in force July 1, 1889; as amended by an Act approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895; as amended by an Act approved May 10, 1901, in force July 1, 1901; as amended by an Act approved May 14, 1903, in force July 1, 1903; as amended by an Act approved and in force May 20, 1907; as amended by an Act approved and in force May 29, 1909; as amended by an Act approved and in force June 27, 1913,"

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

House Bill No. 79, a bill for “An Act making an appropriation to meet the deficiencies in the appropriations to the Insurance Superintendent for expenses in the prosecution of violations of the insurance laws; for all examinations and investigations such amount for expenses incurred and services of assistants employed as shall be collected from the companies or associations examined; for additional office help; for printing reports of examination, and for office expenses,"

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

House Bill No. 45, a bill for "An Act giving to the board of education of any school district having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants, and existing by virtue of any special charter and governed by any or all such special charters, or general or special school laws of this State, the power to borrow money for certain purposes and issue negotiable coupon bonds therefor, and providing that the proposition or question to borrow money and issue such bonds shall be submitted to the voters of such school district,"

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

House Bill No. 4, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the appointment of school directors, and members of the board of education in certain cases,' approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amended by subsequent Acts, by adding two (2) new sections to be known as sections five (5) and six (6), empowering school directors and boards of education in certain school districts to draw and issue warrants in anticipation of taxes levied by the proper authorities for school purposes and validating warrants theretofore issued by said school directors or boards of education in certain cases,"

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

House Bill No. 222, a bill for "An Act to define 'prohibition territory and to provide for the more effective suppression of the traffic in intoxicating liquor within such territory,"

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

House Bill No. 106, a bill for “An Act to amend section 13 of an Act entitled, “An Act for the assessment of property and for the levy

and collection of taxes,' approved March 30, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended by an Act in force July 1, 1905,”

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

The House proceeding upon the order of House bills on second 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,"

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

Whereupon, Mr. Shepherd offered the following amendment, and moved its adoption:

AMENDMENT No. 1. Amend House Bill No. 102 by striking out of line 4 of the printed bill the word "September," and insert in lieu thereof the word “June," so as to comply with the title of the bill.

And the amendment was adopted.

There being no further amendments, the foregoing amendment 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.

House Bill No. 176, a bill for “An Act to provide for an increase in the number of judges of the Circuit Court of Cook County.”

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

Whereupon, Mr. Rothschild offered the following amendment, and moved its adoption:

AMENDMENT No. 1,
Amend House Bill No. 176, by striking out the enacting clause.
Mr. Igoe moved to lay the amendment on the table,

And the question being on the motion to table, a division of the House was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 84; nays, 11.

And Amendment No. 1 was ordered to lie on the table.

There being no further amendments, 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 Senate bills on second reading, Senate Bill No. 3, a bill for “An Act to provide for the incidental expenses of the Forty-ninth General Assembly for the State of Illinois,"

Was taken up and read at large a second time,

Whereupon, the Committee on Appropriations offered the following amendments and moved their adoption:

AMENDMENT No. 1.

Amend Senate Bill No. 3, as printed in the House, section 1, line 5, by inserting after the word “thousand” the following words: “five hundred.”

And the amendment was adopted.

AMENDMENT NO. 2.

Amend Senate Bill No. 3, as printed in the House, section 1, line 8, by striking out the word “five" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "six."

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