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BILLS ON SECOND READING.

The following Bills were taken up for consideration upon their second reading:

H. B. No. 13, by Mr. Robertson, entitled "An Act to repeal certain obsolete laws." On motion of Mr. Robertson, the amendments recommended by the Committee on Judiciary---to wit: In line 3, of Section 1, and before the word "Chapter”, insert "Sections 2,3,4 and 5 of"--were adopted. With amendments, the Bill was passed, ordered typewritten, and placed upon the order of the day for March 13th.

H. B. No. 23, by Mr. Dickey, entitled “An Act to provide a tax on incomes.” On motion of Mr. Dickey, the Bill was refer-, red to the Joint Select Committee on Taxation.

H. B. No. 34, by Mr. Prendergast, entitled "An Act to pro vide for the Great Seal of the Territory and to repeal Chapter 5, Title II, Civil Laws of Hawaii.” On motion of Mr. Dickey, the Bill was referred to the Committee on Miscellany.

H. B. No. 36, by Mr. Makainai, entitled "An Act providing for the control and management of the Government sewerage system.” On motion of Mr. Makainai, the Bill was referred to the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements.

H. B. No. 37, by Mr. Aylett, entitled "An Act to repeal Sections 317, 318, 319, 322 and 323 of the Penal Laws of 1897, relating to Sunday.” On motion of Mr. Robertson, consideration of the Bill was postponed until March 13th.

H. B. No. 38, by Mr. Emmeluth, entitled “An Act to amend Section 2 of Act 23 of the laws of the Republic of Hawaii, Session of 1896.” On motion of Mr. Emmeluth, the Bill was referred to the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements.

H. B. No. 39, by Mr. Nailima, entitled "An Act to provide for election of a Delegate to the House of Representatives of the l'nited States; fixing the time, place and manner of holding such election; providing for notice of vacancy and for ordering a special election to fill such vacancy; also providing for the approval and ratification of the election of such Delegate voted for at the general election held in the Territory of Hawaii in the year A. D. 1900." On motion of Mr. Nailima, the Bill was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

The following reports of Standing Committees were presented, under a suspension of the Rules:

On H. B. No. 17, by Mr. Robertson, entitled "An Act relating to practice in criminal cases and amending Sections 1, 2, 3

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and 4 of Chapter XL of the Session Laws of 1876," from Mr. Emmeluth, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, recommending the Bill's passage with certain corrections in the printed Bill, as follows: In Section 2, line 2 thereof, between the words "duly” and “presented”, the words “prepared by a legal prosecuting officer and indictments shall be duly”, having been omitted. In Section 3, line 4 thereof, the words "the venue is changed or unless," having been omitted. On motion of Mr. Robertson, consideration of the report was postponed, to be taken up with the Bill.

C'nder a further suspension of the Rules, Mr. Beckley presented a report from the Molokai Select Committee, stating that the stenographer's notes had been transcribed, and asking the House to authorize the Committee to print such matter. so ordered.

RESOLUTIONS.

Under a further suspension of the Rules, the following Resolutions were introduced:

II. R. No. 27, by Mr. Dickey, propounding several questions to the Treasurer of the Territory in re issuing liquor licenses. Mr. Dickey moved that the Resolution be adopted. Carried.

II. R. No. 28, by Mr. Monsarrat, as follows:

Whereas, the Secretary of the Territory has reported to this House that there are no law books, as asked for by this House; and,

Whereas, an appropriation was made by the last Legislature for compiling and printing such law books; therefore,

Be It Resolved, that the Secretary of the Territory be instructed to furnish this House with full particulars as to the number of books printed, cost of same, also a complete list of the names of persons to whom they have been sold, and the number sold.

On motion of Mr. Mahoe, the Resolution was adopted.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM

HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS. Under a further suspension of the Rules, the Speaker submitted a communication from the Commissioner of Public Lands, relative to II. R. No. 11, by Mr. Nailima, in re land transactions since 1890. On motion of Mr. Kekaula, the House thereupon adjourned.

S. MEHEULA,
Approved:

Clerk.
JOSEPH A. AKINA,

Speaker.

SEVENTEENTH DAY.

House of Representatives,

Honolulu, T. II., March 13th, 1901. The flouse came to order at 9:03 o'clock a. m., pursuant to adjournment.

Hon. J. A. Akina, Speaker, presiding.
Prayer by Chaplain Kamoku.
Roll Call:

Present--- Messrs. Ahulii, Aylett, Beckley, Ewaliko, Gilfillan, Hihio, Hoogs, Kaauwai, Kauimakaole, Keiki, Kekaula, Kumalae, Mahoe, Makainai, Makekau, Monsarrat, Mossman, Nailima, Paele, Prendergast and Mr. Speaker---21.

(ame in later--- Messrs. Dickey, Emmeluth, Kaniho, Puuki and Robertson---5.

Excused--- Messrs. Haaheo, Kawaihoa, Keliikoa and Wilcox

The Journal of Proceedings of the preceding day was read and approved.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM

HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS.

Mr. Kekaula moved that the communication of the Superintendent of Public Works presented the day before be taken up and considered. Carried. Mr. Kekaula then moved that the said communication be referred to the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements. C'arried.

PETITIONS, MEMORIALS AND COMMUNI

CATIONS.

The following Petitions were presented:

Petition No. 8, by Mr. Ewaliko, from residents of the First District, on different subjects. Referred to the Committee on Miscellany.

Petition No. 9, by Mr. Robertson, from the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company, asking that the sum of $136.25 be appropriated to the company's credit on account of the wrecked steamer Kilohana's coasting license. Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

BILLS ON SECOND READING.

The following Bill was taken up for consideration upon its second reading:

H. B. No. 26, by Mr. Dickey, entitled “An Act to repeal Section 1 of Chapter LVI of the Penal Code of 1869, and Chapter XXXVI of the Session Laws of 1890, relating to the desertion of husband or wife," upon report from the Committee on Miscellany, by Mr. Mahoe, Chairman, recommending that the Bill be rejected. Mr. Emmeluth moved to postpone the consideration of the Report until to-morrow. Lost. Mr. Ewaliko moved that the Report be adopted. Seconded by Mr. Mossman. Mr. Emmeluth then asked to be excused from voting on the motion, which was granted. On motion of Mr. Dickey, the ayes and noes were called upon the motion to adopt the Committee's report with the following result:

Ayes---Messrs. Ahulii, Aylett, Beckley, Ewaliko, Hihio, Kaauwai, Kauimakaole, Kaniho, Keiki, Kekaula, Kumalae, Makainai, Mahoe, Makekau, Mossman, Nailima, Paele, Prendergast and Puuki-19.

Noes---Messrs. Dickey, Gilfillan, Hoogs, Monsarrat and Robertson---5.

Excused--Mr. Emmeluth--1.
Present and not voting--- Mr. Speaker---1.

Absent--- Messrs. Haaheo, Kawaihoa, Keliikoa and Wilcox -4.

Whereupon the Speaker announced that the House had, by its vote in adopting the report of the Committee, rejected the Bill upon its second reading.

PRIVILEGED REPORTS.

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Mr. Prendergast, Chairman of the Committee on Enrollment, Revision and Printing, reported the following Bills printed and ready for distribution:

H. B. No. 28, by Mr. Kumalae, entitled "An Act to adopt a flag for the Territory of Hawaii."

H. B. No. 29, by Mr. Kaniho, entitled "An Act to amend Section 811 of the Civil Code, relating to cart and dray tax."

H. B. No. 31, by Mr. Kumalae, entitled “An Act to provide for and to regulate the sending of youths to the Mainland or abroad to be educated.”

H. B. No. 33, by Mr. Hihio, entitled "An Act for the suppression of vice and immoral and lewd practices, and to repeal Sections 856 to 863, both inclusive, of the Penal Laws of Hawaii.”

II. B. No. 44, by Mr. Kawaihoa, entitled "An Act to establish and maintain school libraries."

On motion of Mr. Hihio, the House thereupon stood in recess until 1:30 o'clock p. m.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

House of Representatives,

Honolulu, T. H., March 13th, 1901. The House reconvened at 1:30 o'clock p. m. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.

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BILLS ON SECOND READING.

The following Bills were taken up for cousideration upon their second reading:

H. B. No. 34, by Mr. Prendergast, entitled "An Act to provide for the Great Seal of the Territory and to repeal Chapter V, Title II, Civil Laws of Hawaii,” upon report from Mr. Mahoe, Chairman of the Committee on Miscellany, recommending that the Bill do pass. Mr. Robertson moved to amend by striking out all words after the word “Territory in the title, as well as the whole of Section 2, and to change the number of Section “3” to “2”. Carried. Mr. Makekau moved that the report of the Committee be indefinitely postponed, and the Bill passed as amended. Carried. Mr. Prendergast moved that the Bill be typewritten and placed on the order of the day for March 14th. Carried.

H. B. No. 16, by Mr. Robertson, entitled “An Act relating to the criminal jurisdiction of District Magistrates and amending Section 1 of Act 40 of the laws of 1896 and Section 11 of Chapter LVII of the Laws of 1892." On motion of Mr. Robertson, the Bill was read section by section, and the amendments recommended by the Committee on Judiciary inserted. On motion of Mr. Robertson, Sections 1 and 2 were respectively passed as amended, and the whole Bill passed its second reading, was ordered typewritten and placed on the order of the day for March

14th.

H. B. No. 17, by Mr. Robertson, entitled "An Act relating to practice in criminal cases and amending Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Chapter XL of the Session Laws of 1876." On motion of Mr. Robertson, the Bill was read section by section, and was ordered typewritten and placed on the order of the day for March 15th, the motion that the Bill do pass having carried.

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