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districts,' approved June 5, 1911, and in force July 1, 1911, and all proceedings taken in pursuance thereof, and to abate certain pending suits.”

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HOUSE BILL No. 528. A bill for “An Act making an appropriation to meet the deficiencies in the appropriations to the Board of Commissioners of State Contracts for the purchase of printing paper and stationery, for public printing, and for public binding under contract by the State of Illinois.”

HOUSE BILL NO. 292.

A bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for fees of clerks of probate courts in counties of the second class having a population of seventy thousand or more,' approved June 16, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, as amended by subsequent Acts amendatory thereof by amending section 1 thereof."

HOUSE BILL No. 165.

A bill for "An Act to make an appropriation for the benefit, aid and maintenance of the Illinois 'Firemen's Association."

The foregoing bills were placed in the order of House bills on third reading

Mr. Holaday, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred House Bill No. 250, being 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 be known as section fifty-seven-a (57a) of division one (1) thereof,"

Reported the same back with the recommendation that it do not pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in and the bill ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Holaday, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred House Bill No. 179, being a bill for “An Act to amend sections 5 and 7 of an Act entitled, "An Act in regard to the descent of property,' approved April 9, 1872, in force July 1, 1872,"

Reported the same back with the recommendation that it do not pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in and the bill ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Holaday, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred House Bill No. 124, being a bill for "An Act entitled, 'An Act to regulate the conduct of collection agencies, bureaus or collection offices and to provide a penalty for the violation of the provisions hereof,"

Reported the same back with amendments thereto, with the recommendation that the amendments be adopted and that the bill, as amended, do pass.

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

Mr. Holaday, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred House Bill No. 88, being a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to remedy the evils consequent upon the destruction of any public records by fire or otherwise,' approved and in force April 9, 1872,"

Reported the same back with amendments thereto, with the recom

mendation that the amendments be adopted and that the bill, as amended, do pass.

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

Mr. Burns, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to which was referred House Bill No. 18, being a bill for "An Act regarding the return by the State of Illinois of a silk banner presented to General Andrew Jackson, by the ladies of New Orleans, on December 30, 1814,

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. Gorman, from the Committee on Municipalities, to which was referred bills of the following titles, to wit:

HOUSE BILL No. 223.

A bill for "An Act in relation to public employment by municipalities."

HOUSE BILL No. 63.

A bill for "An Act to provide for the acquisition, equipment, conduct and maintenance of public playgrounds in and by cities having a population of less than one hundred fifty thousand (150,000).

HOUSE BILL No. 123.

A bill for "An Act to authorize cities and villages, having a population of less than 100,000 to levy a tax for the purpose of collecting and disposing of garbage."

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

The report of the committee was concurred in and House bills numbered 223, 63, and 123, were ordered to a first reading.

Mr. Pierson, from the Committee on Education, to which was referred House Bill No. 81, being a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' approved and in force June 12, 1909, by amending section 126a,"

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

HOUSE BILL No. 13.

A bill for "An Act to amend section sixty-three (63) of an Act entitled, 'An Act in regard to elections and to provide for filling vacancies in election (elective) offices,' approved April 3, 1872, in force July 1, 1872."

HOUSE BILL No. 54. A bill for “An Act to amend section 2 of article 7 of an Act entitled, 'An Act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages or incorporated towns in this State,' approved June 19, 1885, and as amended by an Act approved and in force April 1, 1897, and as amended by an Act approved May 11, 1901.”

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

The report of the committee was concurred in and House bills numbered 13 and 54 were ordered to a first reading.

Mr. Scanlan, from the Committee on Insurance, to which was referred House Bill No. 105, being a bill for “An Act to permit fraternal beneficiary societies to issue limited payment or other forms of certificates to their members providing for payment of benefits at death or when disabled or on attaining the age of seventy years or in installments and for paid-up and extended protection and for the payment of withdrawal equities,”

Reported the same back with amendments thereto, with the recommendation that the amendments be adopted and that the bill, as amended, do pass.

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lee O'Neil Browne introduced a bill, House Bill No. 563, a bill for “An Act to provide for the licensing of steam and operating engineers."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed, and by unanimous consent read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading without reference.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Mulcahy introduced a bill, House Bill No. 564, a bill for “An Act to prevent the giving away of pictures, or premiums of any sort or kind, or other thing of value or inducement to purchase, with cigarettes and to provide a penalty for its violation.”

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Hamlin introduced a bill, House Bill No. 565, a bill for “An Act to regulate the profession of public accounting.”

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lipshulch introduced a bill, House Bill No. 566, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to compel gas companies to pay interest on deposits made by parties at the request of such companies, approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, by amending the title thereto and by adding thereto a new section to be known as section two (2).”

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. E. W. Green introduced a bill, House Bill No. 567, a bill for "An Act to secure uniformity in school textbooks, and providing penalties for the violation thereof.”

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Scholes introduced a bill, House Bill No. 568, a bill for “An Act to amend 'An Act to revise the law in relation to the sentence and commitment of persons convicted of crime, and providing for a system of parole, and to provide compensation for the officers of said system of parole,' approved April 21, 1899, in force July 1, 1899, as subsequently amended by amending section one (1) thereof."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. McGloon introduced a bill, House Bill No. 569, a bill for "An Act to regulate and control the business of life insurance."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Turner introduced a bill, House Bill No. 570, a bill for “An Act for an appropriation to complete the Eighth Infantry Armory at Chicago."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Turner introduced a bill, House Bill No. 571, a bill for “An Act to amend the title and sections 1 and 2 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to protect all citizens in their civil and legal rights, and fixing a penalty for violation of the same,' approved June 10, 1885, enforced July 1, 1885, as amended by an Act approved May 15, 1903, enforced July 1, 1903, as amended by an Act approved June 5, 1911, enforced July 1, 1911, and by further amending said Act as amended by adding thereto two additional sections to be known as sections 5 and 6 respectively, and for the repeal of all Acts in conflict therewith.”

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Igoe introduced a bill, House Bill No. 572, a bill for "An Act in relation to public finances and to repeal certain Acts and parts of Acts therein named."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Richardson introduced a bill, House Bill No. 573, a bill for “An Act to make an appropriation to the Illinois Corn Growers' Association, for the purpose of encouraging the corn growing industry.”

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Smejkal introduced a bill, House Bill No. 574, a bill for "An Act making an appropriation to meet a deficiency in the office and other expenses of the Legislative Reference Bureau."

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

The House proceeding upon the order of House bills on first reading, House Bill No. 137, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, An Act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State,' approved June 19, 1885, in force July 1, 1885, as amended by all subsequent Acts, by amending section three (3) of article III thereof,"

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

House Bill No. 72, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act to regulate the assignment of notes secured by chattel mortgage, and to regulate the sale of property under the power of sale contained in chattel mortgages,

approved June 21, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, by amending section 2 of said Act, which section as amended shall read as follows :"

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

House Bill No. 328, 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, which title was amended as recited herein by an Act approved March 28, 1874, by adding thereto a new section to be known as section 1872,"

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

House Bill No. 199, 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 an Act approved June 8, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, by repealing section ninety-seven (97) thereof, and substituting another section for said section ninetyseven (97), and to further amend, said Act by adding thereto one additional section to be known as section 97a,"

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

House Bill No. 71, a bill for "An Act to amend section 1 of 'An Act in regard to attachments in courts of record,' approved December 23, A. D. 1871, in force July 1, 1872,"

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

House Bill No. 73, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act in regard to garnishment, approved March 9, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, by adding thereto one additional section to be known as 'section Ya,' which said additional section shall read as follows:

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

House Bill No. 150, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to fences,' approved March 21, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended by subsequent Acts, by amending sections 2, 5, 7, and 11, respectively thereof,"

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. 131, a bill for “An Act to prohibit Acts tending to incite ill-feeling or prejudice or to ridicule or disparage others on account of race,"

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

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

AMENDMENT No. 1.

Amend the title of House Bill No. 131 as printed, by striking out all of said title after the word “incite” in the title thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “Race riot or race hatred."

And the amendment was adopted.

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