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Whereas, Such notices of contest have been duly referred to the committee on privileges and election;

Resolved, That said committee be and it hereby is empowered to hear said contests of election to conduct an investigation into the grounds thereof and to take testimony therein with full power to prosecute its inquiry in every direction in its judgment necessary and proper to enable it to obtain and report to the Senate the facts in reference to said contests of election, together with its recommendations thereon; and further be it

Resolved, That the chairman of said committee be and he hereby is authorized to employ counsel, a stenographer and such other assistants as may be deemed necessary by him for the proper conduct of the inquiry herein directed and that the committee be empowered in its discretion to conduct the investigation and take testimony in the city of New York and elsewhere in the State.

Resolved, That the expenses of such committee, not exceeding $10,000, be paid from the contingent fund of the Legislature upon vouchers approved by the chairman of such committee and the President of the Senate.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Lusk offered a resolution, in the words following:

Resolved, That until otherwise ordered, the daily sessions of the Senate shall commence at 11 o'clock A. M., except on Mondays, when they shall commence at 8:30 o'clock P. M., and on Fridays, when they shall commence at 10 o'clock a. M.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Lusk moved that the Senate proceed to the drawing of

seats.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Simpson offered a resolution, in the words following:

Whereas, A serious condition exists in the transit situation in the Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, West Flatbush and Prospect Park, South, sections of the borough of Brooklyn, New York city, by reason of the Brooklyn City Railroad Company having discontinued at midnight on the 13th day of January, 1921, the so-called Park Slope line, running along Coney Island avenue, Prospect Park, Southwest, Prospect Park West, and Flatbush avenue to Borough Hall; and

Whereas, The inauguration of this line was for the purpose of affording much needed transit facilities to this large territory in which are located many thousands of residents of the borough of Brooklyn, and by reason of the discontinuance of said line, these residents are without ample transit facilities, said Brooklyn City Railroad Company having previously withdrawn and suspended the Sixteenth Avenue line, the Union Street line to New York, and the Greenpoint line; and

Whereas, The Brooklyn City Railroad Company claim that the line has been run at a loss of revenue and that the Public Service Commission has refused to permit the continuance of the said line for the shortened route between Borough Hall and Park Circle; and

Whereas, It is seriously doubted whether these contentions of the Brooklyn City Railroad Company are substantiated by the facts, and whether the line is discontinued in good faith; now, therefore, be it

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the Public Service Commission of the First District be hereby requested to report to this Legislature, after investigation, whether it is possible for the Brooklyn City Railroad Company, or allied companies, to render adequate service at the present fare, on the Park Slope line, as heretofore operated, and report the result of its investigation, together with all its facts, figures and information, with all convenient speed.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public service.

Mr. Lusk moved that the Senate do now adjourn.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Whereupon, the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1921

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. W. L. Comstock.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Ames introduced a bill (Int. No. 66) entitled "An act to provide for the location, creation and management of the Allegany

State Park in Cattaraugus county and for the purchase of lands; and making an appropriation therefor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 67) entitled "An act to amend chapter five hundred and thirty-five of the Laws of nineteen hundred and fifteen, entitled 'An act to consolidate and revise the several acts. relative to the city of Olean,' in relation to the compensation of assessors," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

Mr. Duell introduced a bill (Int. No. 68) entitled "An act to amend the Penal Law, in relation to unauthorized wearing of badge or button of the American Legion or the Military Order of the World War," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Mr. Tolbert introduced a bill (Int. No. 69) entitled "An act to amend the Executive Law, in relation to examinations and investigations of the affairs of counties and cities by the Governor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 70) entitled "An act to amend the County Law, in relation to the office of the register of the county of New York," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns, counties and public highways.

Mr. Bloomfield introduced a bill (Int. No. 71) entitled "An act to provide for the erection of a State armory in the city of Oneida, the acquisition of a site therefor, making an appropriation therefor and providing for the issuance of certificates of indebtedness or bonds by the county of Madison to meet certain expenses in connection therewith," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Robinson introduced a bill (Int. Nɔ. 72) entitled "An act to extend the time of Little Falls and Johnstown Railroad Com

pany to begin and finish the ccnstruction of its road and put it in operation, and extending the corporate existence, powers, consents and franchises of the company," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time and referred to the committee on public service.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 73) entitled "An act to amend the Penal Law, in relation to the disclosure of information prohibited by grand juries, district attorneys or legislative committees," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes..

Mr. Straus introduced a bill (Int. No. 74) entitled "An act to amend the Inferior Criminal Courts Act, in relation to mentally defective children," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 75) entitled "An act to amend the Penal Law, in relation to mentally defective children," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the cominittee on codes.

Mr. Towner introduced a bill (Int. No. 76) entitled "An act to amend the Penal Law, in relation to prohibiting practice of law by corporations and voluntary associations," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 77) entitled "An act to amend the Penal Law, in relation to depositing or leaving papers or refuse on highways and destroying or removing receptacles therefor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Mr. Knight introduced a bill (Int. No. 78) entitled "An act to confer jurisdiction on the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the claims of Samuel H. Morgan and Adella Morgan and J. Fenton Olive against the State for damages alleged to have been sustained from the overflow of the Griffin Creck feeder to the Genesee Valley canal," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Wiswall introduced a bill (Int. No. 79) entitled "An act to amend the General Business Law, in relation to licenses to sol

diers, sailors and marines," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 80) entitled "An act to confer jurisdiction on the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of John J. Morrissey against the State for the unpaid balance of moneys alleged to be due the claimant for carting of filling for the State Fair grounds in the month of July, nineteen hundred and seventeen," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Mullan moved that the committee on the judiciary be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill (No. 37, Int. No. 37) entitled "An act to amend the Civil Rights Law, in relation to the recovery of damages suffered by reason of selling or giving away intoxicating liquor," and that the said bill be amended, reprinted and recommitted to the committee on the judiciary.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Hewitt, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the concurrent resolution introduced by Mr. Knight relative to extending the time of the joint committee to recodify the existing labor laws, and appropriating five thousand dollars therefor, reported in favor of the adoption of the same.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Assembly and request their concurrence therein.

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