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to rural nurses and making an appropriation for their salaries," and that the said bill be amended, reprinted and recommitted to the committee on finance.

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

Mr. Gibbs moved that the committee on finance be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill (No. 1100, Int. No. 909) entitled "An act to provide for the construction of a grain elevator at the port of New York in connection with Gowanus bay canal terminal, and making an appropriation therefor,” and that the said bill be amended, reprinted and recommitted to the committee on finance.

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

Mr. Farrenkopf moved that the committee on affairs of the city of New York be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill (No. 1226, Int. No. 233) entitled "An act to amend the Greater New York charter, in relation to the bureau of street cleaning of the borough of Queens and providing for a relief and pension fund for the benefit of the members of the clerical, mechanical and uniform force of such bureau," and that the said bill be amended, reprinted and recommitted to the committee on affairs of the city of New York.

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

Mr. Dunnigan moved that the committee on public health be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill (No. 1335, Int. No. 1053) entitled "An act to amend the Public Health Law, in relation to the practice of pharmacy, as to working hours and sleeping apartments in pharmacies and drug stores,” and that the said bill be amended, reprinted and recommitted to the committee on public health.

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

Mr. E. R. Brown moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill (No. 1311, Int. No. 550) entitled “An act prohibitina od other than wines and malt liquors, after December thirty-first,

nineteen hundred and eighteen, and regulating the traffic in such wines and malt liquors," and that the said bill be amended, reprinted and recommitted to the committee of the whole.

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

At one o'clock and thirty minutes, Mr. E. R. Brown moved that the Senate stand in recess for fifteen minutes.

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

TWO O'CLOCK

The Senate again met. Mr. Cullen introduced a bill (Int. No. 1158) entitled "An act to amend the Tax Law, in relation to the transfer tax clerks in the surrogate's court, Kings county," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Cullen, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns, counties and public highways, retaining its place in the order of third reading

Mr. Towner introduced a bill (Int. No. 1159) entitled "An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of Casper A. Briggs against the State and to make an award therefor," 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. Wicks introduced a bill (Int. No. 1160) entitled "An act appropriating the surplus money received by the State Treasurer under the provisions of chapter eight hundred of the Laws of nineteen hundred and seventeen, to be distributed among the several towns and cities of the State, as provided in said act,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Wicks, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on finance, retaining its place in the order of third reading.

Mr. Hewitt introduced a bill (Int. No. 1161) entitled "An act to amend the Highway Law, in relation to auto trucks and trailers," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Hewitt, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns, counties and public highways, retaining its place in the order of third reading

Mr. Graves introduced a bill (Int. No. 1162) entitled "An act authorizing the city of Buffalo to operate a line or lines of motor buses,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time and referred to the special committee on municipal ownership of public utilities.

Mr. Boylan introduced a bill (Int. No. 1163) entitled "An act to amend the Greater New York charter, in relation to furnishing statements to the department of taxes and assessments of the city of New York as to personal property by individuals and corporations in making assessments for purposes of taxation; changing the taxable status date of assessment of personal property, and fixing the date of taxation and time of payment of taxes on assessments of personal property," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time and referred to the committee on affairs of the city of New York.

Mr. Walters introduced a bill (Int. No. 1164) entitled "An act to amend chapter ninety of the Laws of nineteen hundred and eighteen, entitled 'An act to provide for a commissioner of records of the county of Bronx, generally,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Walters, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading.

By unanimous consent, it was ordered that consideration of the matter to suspend rules to be made by Mr. Wagner pursuant to notice heretofore given upon Senate bill (No. 93, Int. No. 93) entitled "An act to protect the health, morals and welfare of women and minors employed in industry by establishing a wage

commission and providing for the determination of living wages for women and minors," be made a special order immediately before third reading on Wednesday, April 3d.

A communication from the Governor was received and read, in the words following:

STATE OF NEW YORK - EXECUTIVE CHAMBER,

April 2, 1918. To the Senate:

Pursuant to concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly, herewith is returned for amendment, Senate bill (No. 874, Int. No. 751) entitled “An act to amend the Code of Civil Procedure, in relation to the conduct of sales of real property pursuant to judgment.”

CHARLES S. WHITMAN.

Mr. Walker moved to reconsider the vote by which said bill was passed.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to reconsider the vote by which said bill was passed, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE

Argetsinger Downing

Hewitt
Ottinger

Towner
Boylan
Dunnigan
Hill

Ramsperger Wagner
Brown AP Emerson Knight

Robinson

Walker Brown E R Farrenkopf Lockwood Sage

Walters
Burlingame Foley

Marshall
Sheridan

Walton
Carson
Fowler
Mullan
Slater

Wellington
Cromwell
Gibbs
Murphy
Stivers

Whitney
Cullen
Gilchrist
Newton

Thompson G F Wicks
Dowling
Graves
Nicoll
Thompson GL

44 Mr. Walker moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee on codes, with instructions to said committee to report the same forthwith, amended as follows:

Page 1, line 7, strike out the word “the” and insert the letter "A."

Page 2, line 2, strike out the word "shall ” and insert the word may" in italics.

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

Mr. Newton, from the committee on codes, reported said bill

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amended as directed, and the same was ordered reprinted and placed on the order of third reading.

Mr. Graves moved that the committee on finance be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill (No. 1413, Int. No. 1104) entitled "An act to create the New York State Hydro-electric Power Commission, and defining its powers and duties, and making an appropriation therefor," and that the said bill be committed to the special committee on municipal ownership of public utilities.

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

Mr. Graves moved that the committee on the judiciary be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill (No. 1370, Int. No. 929) entitled “Concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly, proposing an amendment to section ten of article eight of the Constitution, in relation to limitation of indebtedness of cities,” and that the said bill be committed to the special committee on municipal ownership of public utilities.

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

Mr. Gilchrist moved that the committee on affairs of the city of New York be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill (No. 807, Int. No. 552) entitled. "An act to amend the Greater New York charter, in relation to clerks and other officers of the municipal court of the city of New York," and that the said bill be amended, reprinted and recommitted to the committee on affairs of the city of New York.

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

The Assembly returned the Senate bill (No. 1082, Int. No. 746) entitled "An act to amend chapter seven hundred and sixty of the Laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Watertown,' as to the salary of the city judge," with a message that they have concurred in the passage of the same.

Ordered, That the Clerk transmit said bill to the mayor of the city of Watertown for a hearing, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution.

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