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THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Honolulu, March 12th, 1907.

To the Honorable President and

Members of the Senate of the

Territory of Hawaii.

I have the honor to transmit herewith House Bill No. 112 which this day passed Third Reading in the House of Representatives of the Territory of Hawaii.

Respectfully,

JOHN H. WISE,

Clerk, House of Representatives.

The communication was ordered received and placed on file. First Reading of House Bill No. 112 entitled "An Act to Amend Sections 995 and 996 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii, relating to Public Health."

Senator Lane moved that the Bill pass First Reading. Seconded by Senator Hayselden and carried.

A communication (No. 55) from the House of Representatives, transmitting House Bill No. 113, was read by the Clerk as follows:

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Honolulu, T. H., March 12th, 1907.

To the Honorable President and

Members of the Senate of the

Territory of Hawaii.

I have the honor to transmit herewith House Bill No. 113 which this day passed Third Reading in the House of Representatives of the Territory of Hawaii.

Respectfully,

JOHN H. WISE,

Clerk, House of Representatives.

The communication was ordered received and placed on file. First Reading of House Bill No. 113 entitled "An Act to Regulate the Use of Automobiles and Motor Vehicles within the District of Honolulu."

Senator Dowsett moved that the Bill pass First Reading. Seconded by Senator Coelho and carried.

A communication (No. 56) from the House of Representatives, returning Senate Bill No. 40, was read by the Clerk as follows:

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Honolulu, T. H., March 12th, 1907.

To the Honorable President and

Members of the Senate of the

Territory of Hawaii.

I have the honor to return herewith Senate Bill No. 40 which this day passed Third Reading in the House of Representatives of the Territory of Hawaii.

Respectfully,

JOHN H. WISE,

Clerk, House of Representatives.

The communication was ordered received and placed on file. A communication (No. 57) from the House of Representatives, returning Senate Bill No. 35, was read by the Clerk as follows:

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Honolulu, T. H., March 12th, 1907.

To the Honorable President and

Members of the Senate of the

Territory of Hawaii.

I have the honor to return herewith Senate Bill No. 35 which this day passed Third Reading in the House of Representatives of the Territory of Hawaii.

Respectfully,

JOHN H. WISE,
Clerk, House of Representatives.

The communication was ordered received and placed on file. A communication (No. 58) from the House of Representatives,, returning Senate Bill No. 6, was read by the Clerk as follows:

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Honolulu, T. H., March 12th, 1907.

To the Honorable President and

Members of the Senate of the

Territory of Hawaii.

I have the honor to return herewith Senate Bill No. 6 which this day passed Third Reading in the House of Representatives of the Territory of Hawaii.

Respectfully,

JOHN H. WISE,

Clerk, House of Representatives.

The communication was ordered received and placed on file. At 2:55 o'clock, upon motion of Senator Coelho, seconded by Senator Hayselden the Senate adjourned.

WILLIAM SAVIDGE,

Clerk of the Senate.

Approved by the Senate:

E. F. BISHOP,

President of the Senate.

EIGHTEENTH DAY.

Wednesday, March 13th, 1907.

The Senate met, pursuant to adjournment, at 10 o'clock. After prayer by the Chaplain, the roll was called showing all Senators present.

The Journal of the Seventeenth Day was read and, upon motion of Senator Coelho, seconded by Senator Lane, approved as read.

Senator Lane for the Printing Committee reported Senate Bills Nos. 54, 55, 56 and 57 printed and ready for distribution. The Report was ordered accepted.

Senator Dowsett presented the Report (No. 53) of the Ways and Means Committee on Senate Bill No. 7 as follows:

Honorable E. F. Bishop,

Honolulu, T. H., March 13, 1907.

President of the Senate of the

Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii.

Sir: Your Committee, to whom is referred Senate Bill No. 7 entitled "An Act to Amend Section 2210 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii as amended by Act 11 of the Session Laws of 1905," begs leave to report:

The Act is evidently intended to afford the public greater protection in the matter of the issuance of marriage licenses. It provides that sheriffs and deputy sheriffs act as agents to grant marriage licenses within their respective counties and districts agreeably with the laws. And the laxity that at present exists in the issuance of marriage licenses should be corrected.

But while sheriffs and deputy sheriffs have more or less intimate knowledge of the residents of their respective counties and districts, persons intending to contact marriage could easily avail themselves of the provisions of the Act by securing a license in a district other than that in which they are known and hence the amendment as proposed would avail nothing.

It is the opinion of this Committee, and we respectfully suggest (1) that with the exception of the Island of Molokai all deputy sheriffs in their respective judicial districts be alone appointed as agents to grant marriage licenses; (2) that marriage licenses be granted only upon a proper application made by the parties intending to marry, which should on its face show that they are not legally disqualified in any way from entering into the marriage contract. And to make such application of its greatest possible value, the agent should be permitted to examine the parties under oath and such other persons as he may think necessary to determine whether or not the parties are entitled to receive a license to marry. Additional security is advisable to overcome any false statements that might be made upon application for a marriage license and it is respectfully suggested that it be made a crime punishable by imprisonment. And (3) that the appli

cations be a matter of public record as in the case of the license.

We therefore, and as a part of this report, respectfully submit a draft of the amendment of Section 2210 of the Revised Laws of Hawaii, which we believe sets forth in proper terms the suggestions here made.

In order, however, that the amendment as suggested be a workable one we further believe that an analogus section, to wit: Section 2207 of the Revised Laws, should also be amended. A proper operation of the amendment suggested would be more easily effected were the license to marry only issued by the agent in the district in which the marriage is to be celebrated, and therefore we also submit as a part of this Report an Act entitled "An Act to Amend Section 2207 of the Revised Laws."

The foregoing is obviously more in the nature of recommendations along legal lines, but we respectfully submit the same as a "Ways and Means" of not alone granting marriage licenses but protecting the public in their issuance.

Respectfully submitted,

J. M. DOWSETT,

Chairman.

C. J. MCCARTHY,

W. J. COELHO.

AN ACT

RELATING TO MARRIAGE LICENSES.

Be it Enacted by the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii: SECTION 1. Within each and every judicial district of the Counties of Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai and Maui, the respective deputy sheriffs therein and none other, shall be by the Treasurer of the Territory of Hawaii appointed agents to grant marriage licenses.

SECTION 2. No license to marry shall be granted by any agent except upon a written application therefor by the persons about to be jointed in marriage showing (1) the identity of the parties; (2) their real full names and places of residence; (3) their ages; (4) the real and full names of their respective fathers and mothers; (5) that at the time of such application they and neither of them are legally disqualified from contracting marriage. and (6) if the male be under the

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