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REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
The following reports of Standing Committees were presented:
On H. B. No. 18, by Mr. Robertson, entitled "An Act to amend Section 2 of Chapter 1 of the Penal Code, defining felonies and misdemeanors," from Mr. Emmeluth, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, recommending the following amendments: Section 1, line 5 thereof, strike out the word "all”; in the same line, and in lines 6 and 7, strike out the words “offenses against the Territory of Hawaii and sentenced to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year,” and insert in place thereof the words and sentenced for misdemeanor". In line 7, strike out the word “so”, also the words “a period” and insert in place ther of the word “felony”. In line 7, after the word "convicted” insert the word “of”. Strike out all of line 8, so that the latter part of Section 1, beginning with the word “persons” in line 5 shall read as follows: "Persons convicted of and sentenced for misdemeanor shall be kept separate and apart from persons convicted of and sentenced for felony.” With these amendments, the ('ommittee recommended that the Bill do pass. On motion of Mr. Robertson, consideration of the report was postponed, to be taken up with the Bill.
On II. B. No. 20, by Mr. Paele, entitled "An Act to amend Sections 872 and 873 of the Penal Laws of 1897," from Mr. Beckley, Chairman of the ('ommittee on Public Health and Education, recommending that the word “and" between the words "dead” and “respecting”, in the 5th line, Section 1, be stricken out, with which amendment the Committee recommended the Bill do pass. Mr. Paele moved that consideration of the report be postponed, to be taken up with the Bill. Carried.
BILLS ON FIRST READING. Mr. Beckley, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health and Education, presented a communication from J. S. B. Pratt, Executive Officer of the Board of Health, accompanied by an Act recommended by the Board of Health, entitled “An Act authorizing the Board of Health to prohibit persons afflicted with leprosy and pulmonary tuberculosis from entering and remaining in this Territory.” On motion of Mr. Dickey, the Bill passed its first reading, as II. B. No. 52.
Mr. Monsarrat moved that the House now proceed to the order of the day. Carried.
BILLS ON THIRD READING. The following Bill was taken up for consideration upon its third reading:
H. B. No. 13, by Mr. Robertson, entitled "An Act to repeal certain obsolete laws." Mr. Robertson moved that the Bill be referred back to be re-typewritten and made the order of the day for March 14th. Carried. On motion of Mr. Hihio, the House thereupon adjourned.
House of Representatives,
Honolulu, T. H., March 1441h, 1901. The House came to order at 9:07 o'clock a. n., pursuant to adjournment.
Hon. J. A. Akina, Speaker, presiding.
Present---Messrs. Ahulii, Aylett, Beckley, Dickey, Gilfillan, Hihio, Kaauwai, Kauimakaole, Kaniho, Kawaihoa, Keiki, Kekaula, Kunnalae, Mahoe, Makainai, Makekau, Monsarrat, Mossman, Nailima, Paele, Prendergast, Puuki, Wilcox and Mr. Speaker---24.
Came in later---Messrs. Emmeluth, Hoogs and Robertson ---3.
Excused---Messrs. Ewaliko and Haaheo---2.
The Journal of Proceedings of the preceding day was read and approved.
REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM
HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS.
The following communications from heads of Departments were read:
A communication from the Superintendent of Public Works was received answering certain questions asked in a Resolution of the House, introduced by Mr. Monsarrat, relating to the construction of road, Volcano House---Pahala, Hawaii. On motion of Mr. Makekau, this communication was ordered printed.
On motion of Mr. Emmeluth, it was also ordered that all communications from Heads of Departments in answer to questions propounded by the House be printed for information of the members.
A communication was received from the Adjutant General inviting the House to attend a competitive drill at 7 c'clock p. m., March 16th. Referred to the Committee on Military.
BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND OTHER
MATTERS FROM THE SENATE.
The following communications from the Honorable Senate were read:
Honolulu, T. H., March 12, 1901. We do hereby certit: that House Bill No. 1, hereto attached, was amended upon its third reading in the Senate of the Territory of Hawaii by eliminating the letter “y” from the word "fourty” in the second line of Section 1 thereof; and that, upon such amendment, said Bill passed its third reading this twelfth day of March, A. D. 1901. Ayes---9; Noes---3.
EDGAR CAYPLESS, NICHOLAS RUSSEL,
Clerk of the Senate. President of the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Emmeluth, it was ordered that the typewritten copy of House Bill No. 1, as submitted on third reading, be corrected, so as to conform with the original Bill, the latter having received no amendment in its passage through this House. On motion of Mr. Prendergast, the Bill was placed on the order of the day.
A communication was received signed “Edgar Caypless," relating to rejection of H. B. No. 10, relating to the number of Judges in the First Judicial Circuit. On motion of Mr. Kekaula, the communication was ordered returned to Mr. Caypless as not being official.
PETITIONS, MEMORIALS AND COMMUNI
The following Petitions were presented:
Petition No. 10, by Mr. Kumalae, relating to roads and streets in Kewalo. Referred to the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements.
Petition No. 11, by Mr. Emmeluth, from one Anne Holt, relating to land on Maunakea street belonging to petitioner and taken by the Government for road purposes. Referred to the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
The following reports of Standing Committees were presented:
Mr. Beckley, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health and Education, was granted further time upon which to make report relating to a petition from residents in Kalaupapa, Molo· kai.
Mr. Emmeluth, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, was granted further time in which to report on H. B. No. 4, by Mr. Gilfillan, entitled “An Act to provide for a commission to take evidence concerning injuries to property caused by the action of the Board of Health in connection with the suppression of Bubonic Plague in Honolulu, and elsewhere in this Territory, and by the conflagration in Honolulu on January 20th, 1900, and to report thereon."
On H. R. No. 26, by Mr. Kekaula, asking for appropriation of $3,000 for certain roads, Hawaii, from Mr. Makainai, Chairman of the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements, recommending an appropriation of $2,000 for the purpose therein named. Consideration of report postponed, to be taken up with Appropriation Bill.
On H. R. No. 21, from Mr. Makainai, Chairman of the Committee on Public Lands and Internal Improvements, recommending that the resolution be returned to the introducer for correction. Adopted.
BILLS ON FIRST READING. The following Bills, notice of which had previously been given, were introduced, read by title, passed first reading, and were ordered printed:
H. B. No. 53, by Mr. Emmeluth, entitled "An Act rules and regulations for administering oaths and holding elections."
HI. B. No. 54, by Mr. Nailima, entitled “An Act to strictly prohibit the Territorial Government from opening, laying or constructing streets, roads or public highways on properties owned by one or more persons without first obtaining the consent of the owners thereof."
NOTICES OF BILLS.
Totiee was given of intention to introduce the following Bills:
By Mr. Kaauwai, entitled "An Act to amend Section 123 of the Civil Laws as compiled in 1897, relating to the teaching oi the English and Hawaiian languages in public and private schools.”
By Mr. Kaniho, entitled “An Act to provide the carrying on of the English and Hawaiian languages in all the courts of the Territory of Hawaii.”'
By Mr. Kaniho, entitled “An Act to abolish the Government Band.
The following Resolution was introduced:
H. R. No. 29, by Mr. Monsarrat, relating to the insertion in the Appropriation Bill of certain sums for roads, etc., in the district of Kau. ('onsideration of resolution postponed, to be taken up with the Appropriation Bill.
BILLS ON THIRD READING.
The following Bills were taken up for consideration upon their third reading:
H. B. No. 1, by Mr. Mossman, entitled “An Act to appropriate money for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the session of the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii of the year 1901 from the public Treasury," and the amendments from the Senate thereto, was taken up for consideration. On motion of Mr. Makekan, the House concurred in the Senate amendment, by striking out the letter “u” from the word “fourty" in line 2, Section 1.
H. B. No. 13, by Mr. Robertson, entitled "An Act to repeal certain obsolete laws." Mr. Monsarrat moved that the Bill do pass; upon which motion the ayes and noes were called, with the following result:
Ayes---Messrs. Ahulii, Aylett, Beckley, Dickey, Emmeluth, Gilfillan, Ilihio, IIoogs, Kaauwai, Kauimakaole, Kanilo, kawaihoa, Keiki, Kekaula, Kumalae, Mahoe, Makainai, Makekau, Monsarrat, Mossman, Nailima, Paele, Prendergast, Puuki, Robertson and Wilcox---26.
Whereupon the Speaker declared that the Bill, having received the affirmative votes of a majority of all the members elected to the House, had passed the House.
A motion by Mr. Hihio to take a recess until 1:30 o'clock p. m. was lost.