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Second Reading of Senate Bill No. 32 entitled "An Act to Amend Section 3152 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii by Increasing the Punishment for the Crime of having Sexual or Carnal Intercourse with a Female under the Age of Fourteen Years." Senator Smith moved to strike out the word "of" in line 3 of Section I and insert in lieu thereof the word "in." Seconded by Senator Dowsett and carried.

Senator Coelho moved that the Bill pass Second Reading, as amended. Seconded by Senator Dowsett and carried.

Second Reading of Senate Bill No. 33 entitled "An Act to Amend Section 2944 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii, Relating to the Crime of Burglary."

Senator Hayselden moved that the Bill pass Second Reading. Seconded by Senator Chillingworth and carried.

Third Reading of Senate Bill No. 16 entitled "An Act Providing for the Appointment of Committees of Education in the Counties."

Senator Smith moved that the Bill pass Second Reading. Seconded by Senator Brown.

Senator Coelho moved to defer action on the Bill until Saturday, March 2nd, 1907. Seconded by Senator Lane and carried. At 11:30 o'clock Senator Coelho moved to take a recess until 2 o'clock. Seconded by Senator Hayselden and carried.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

The Senate reconvened at 2 o'clock.

Senator Lane for the Printing Committee reported Senate Bill No. 28 printed and ready for distribution.

Second Reading of Senate Bill No: 28 entitled "An Act to Amend Section 2884 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii, 1905, Regulating the Removal of Suspension of Sentence of any Person Convicted of a Crime or Misdemeanor."

Referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Senator Smith presented the Report (No. 12) of the Judiciary Committee on Senate Bill No. 21 and Senate Joint Resolution No. I as follows:

Honorable E. F. Bishop,

President of the Senate.

Sir: The Judiciary Committee has had under consideration Senate Bill No. 21, entitled "An Act to Authorize the

Appointment of a Tax Commission," together with Senate Joint Resolution No. 1, relating to the same subject heretofore referred to, and beg to report as follows:

That to meet the objection of attempting to make an appropriation from the treasury by means of a Joint Resolution we recommend that the Joint Resolution be amended as set forth in the substitute Resolution herewith presented, and recommend the passage of the substitute Resolution.

We further recommend that an appropriation of seventeen hundred and fifty dollars ($1750) be inserted in the appropriation bill to cover the compensation of members and expenses of the Commission; and further that Senate Bill No. 21 be laid upon the table.

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BE IT RESOLVED by the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii that the Governor of the Territory shall, as soon as practicable after the approval of this Resolution, appoint a Commission of three members, who shall be experienced and competent persons, to be known as the Tax Commission, which Commission shall thoroughly examine and investigate the tax laws of this Territory and consider their legal operation and effect, the manner of their enforcement, and general adaptability with respect to existing conditions, and consider ways and means for the revision and improvement of said laws as they shall deem necessary or advisable. They may, in their discretion, employ legal counsel to assist them in their work. Said Commissioners shall each receive two hundred and fifty dollars for his services; and the sum of one thousand dollars be made available for the expenses of such Commission; and the Commission shall make report of their work to the Governor not later than July 1, 1908, with their recommendations pertaining thereto, together with some bill or bills for the effectuation of such recommendations.

Senator Coelho moved that the Report of the Committee be adopted. Seconded by Senator Knudsen and carried,

Senator Hewitt presented the Report (No. 13) of the Education Committee on Senate Resolution No. 7, as follows:

Honorable E. F. Bishop,

President of the Senate.

Sir: The Committee of Education to whom was referred Senate Resolution No. 7 beg leave to report that the Resolution has had our careful consideration and we find that the Resolution covers amounts asked for by the Superintendent of Public Instruction and we therefore recommend that the items be inserted in the Appropriation Bill.

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Senator Coelho moved that the Report be received and considered with the Resolution and Appropriation Bill. Seconded by Senator Brown and carried.

Under suspension of the Rules, Senator Makekau gave notice of intention to introduce a Bill entitled "An Act to Amend Subdivision 3 of Section 9, Chapter 4 of Act 39 of the Session Laws of 1905."

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Under suspension of the Rules, Senator Makekau introduced a Bill (S. B. 35) entitled "An Act to Amend Subdivision 3 of Section 9, Chapter 4, of Act 39 of the Session Laws of 1905. Senator Makekau moved that the Bill pass First Reading and be referred to the Printing Committee. Seconded by Senator Hewitt and carried.

At 2:09 o'clock Senator Coelho moved to take a recess subject to the call of the Chair. Seconded by Senator Kalama and carried.

At 3:06 o'clock the Senate reconvened.

A Message (No. 3) from the Governor submitting estimates of Additional Appropriations was received and read by the Clerk as follows:

MESSAGE.

TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

In accordance with Section 53 of the Organic Act, there is submitted herewith estimates of Additional Appropriations for the present fiscal period, amounting to $57,611.44.

This appropriation will make up for the deficiences which have occurred during the actual experience of the past eighteen months. The work of the Land, Survey and Educational Departments and of the Land Court is practically at a standstill until such relief as you see fit to render is afforded them. The Departments of Public Works, Health, Finance and the Judiciary are in need of additional appropriations, all of which are included in the form of an Act herewith transmitted.

For the purpose of giving you information, there is appended also a statement of additional items presented, which I do not approve.

G. R. CARTER,

Governor.

Executive Chamber, February 26, 1907.

AN ACT.

MAKING ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENTAL USE OF THE TERRITORY OF HAWAII.

SECTION 1. The following additional sums, amounting to Fifty Seven Thousand Six Hundred and Eleven Dollars and Forty Four Cents ($57,611.44) are hereby appropriated to be paid out of all monies in the Treasury of the Territory received from all current receipts of the General Revenue for the Current Expenses of the Departments and the pay of employees for the period commencing with the first day of July 1905 and ending with the thirtieth day of June 1907.

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