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Whereas, The Assembly has passed a joint resolution which, among other things, calls for an investigation of the Banking Department of the State of New York and the methods thereof, which resolution was referred to the committee on finance of the Senate; and

Whereas, It is desirable that such committee should have before it upon the consideration of such resolution all communications in the nature of charges, if any, which have been made to the Governor reflecting upon the administration of the Banking Department, together with any action taken thereon by him; therefore,

Resolved, That the Governor is respectfully requested to transmit to the finance committee of the Senate such communications and the action taken thereon by him so far as the same may be compatible with the public interests.

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

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Governor. The President presented the report of the New York Juvenile Asylum, which was laid upon the table and ordered printed.

(See Document.)

The bill (No. 31) entitled "An act to amend chapter 53 of the Laws of 1821, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Female Academy of the city of Albany'" (Int. No. 31), having been announced for a third reading,

On motion of Mr. McEwan, said bill was recommitted to the committee on the judiciary.

The bill (No. 267) entitled "An act to legalize, ratify, approve and confirm the issue and sale of a series of $181,500 registered additional water works bonds of the city of Troy, dated the 1st day of September, 1905, and to legalize, ratify, approve and confirm all the acts and proceedings under which said bonds were issued and sold" (Int. No. 133), was read the third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, the same having been printed and upon the desks of the members in its final form for three calendar legislative days, 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:

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. L'Hommedieu moved a call of the Senate.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree

to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

By direction of the President the Clerk called the roll, when the following Senators responded:

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The Clerk furnished a list of absentees to the Sergeant-at-Arms, who appeared in due time before the bar of the Senate with Messrs. Hinman and Prime, each of whom, upon giving satisfactory explanation for being absent, was excused.

Mr. L'Hommedieu moved that all further proceedings under the call of the Senate be suspended.

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

Mr. L'Hommedieu moved to take from the table the motion to reconsider the vote by which the bill (No. 107) entitled "An act to amend subdivisions 2 and 3 of section 15 of article 2 and section 121 of article 4 of chapter 300 of the Laws of 1904, entitled 'An act to revise and consolidate the several acts relative to the city of Niagara Falls,' in relation to aldermen" (Int. No. 107), was lost.

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

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to reconsider said vote by which said bill was lost, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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Mr. L'Hommedieu moved a call of the Senate.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree

to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

By direction of the President the Clerk called the roll, when the following Senators responded:

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The Clerk furnished a list of absentees to the Sergeant-at-Arms, who appeared in due time before the bar of the Senate with Messrs. Fechter and Burr, each of whom, upon giving satisfactory explanation for being absent, was excused.

Mr. L'Hommedieu moved that all further proceedings under the call of the Senate be suspended.

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

Said bill was then read the third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, the same having been printed and

upon the desks of the members in its final form for three calendar legislative days, 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:

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly and request their concurrence therein.

Pursuant to a resolution heretofore adopted, the President appointed the following committee on apportionment: Messrs. Lewis, Malby, White, Davis, Page, Gardner and McCarren.

Mr. Malby offered the following:

Resolved, That the Senator from the Forty-second and the Senator from the Fourteenth be additional members of the committee on apportionment.

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

Mr. Drescher offered the following:

Resolved, That at 12 o'clock noon, on Tuesday, the 13th day of February, 1906, the Senate proceed to nominate a candidate for the office of Regent of the University in the place of St. Clair McKelway of the borough of Brooklyn, county of Kings, whose term of office is about to expire.

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

Mr. Warnick offered the following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That at 12 o'clock noon, on Wednesday, the 14th day of February, 1906, the Senate and

Assembly meet in joint convention, as provided by law, for the purpose of comparing nominations for the office of Regent of the University in the place of St. Clair McKelway of the borough of Brooklyn, county of Kings, whose term of office is about to expire.

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

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Assembly and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Smith offered the following:

Resolved, That the session of the Senate to be held February 26 be set apart and appointed as a memorial session for the reception and consideration of the report of the special committee heretofore appointed to prepare a memorial upon the death of the late Senator Henry S. Ambler.

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

Leave of absence was granted to Messrs. Marks, McCarren and Smith until Monday; to Mr. Elsberg until Tuesday, and to Mr. Cordts indefinitely, on account of illness.

Mr. Page moved that the committee on miscellaneous corporations be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill No. 130, entitled "An act in relation to illuminating gas in the city of New York and regulating the quality and pressure thereof and the price to consumers other than said city and providing a penalty for violation" (Int. No. 41), and that said bill be amended, reprinted and recommitted to the committee on miscellaneous corporations.

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

Mr. Raines moved that the Senate do now adjourn.

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

Whereupon, the Senate adjourned.

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