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and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Brackett introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend the Insurance Law, with respect to the bringing of actions against insurance companies" (Int. No. 19), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend generally chapter 37 of the general laws, being chapter 690 of the Laws of 1892, known as the Insurance Law" (Int. No. 20), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend article 3 of chapter 38 of the general laws, known as the Insurance Law, by adding additional sections thereto relating to the transaction of business by fire insurance corporations" (Int. No. 21), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend the Penal Code relative to crimes against public justice" (Int. No. 22), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend the Election Law, in relation to the publicity of contributions to, and expenditures of campaign funds and providing for judicial inquiries relative thereto" (Int. No. 23), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 690 of the Laws of 1899, entitled 'An act to prevent monopolies in articles or commodities of common use, and to prohibit restraints of trade and commerce, providing penalties for violations of the provisions of this act, and procedure to enable the Attorney-General to secure testimony in relation thereto '" (Int. No. 24), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a bill entitled “An act to amend subdivision 2 of section 24 of chapter 112, of the Laws of 1896, entitled ‘An act in relation to the traffic in liquors, and for the taxation and regulation of the same, and to provide for local option, constituting chapter 29 of the general laws'" (Int. No. 25), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on taxation and retrenchment.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 39 of the general laws, known as the Railroad Law, with respect to the issuing of passes and securing equality of rate among passengers" (Int. No. 26), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend section 290 of the Penal Code relating to children" (Int. No. 27), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend the Penal Code by adding thereto a new section to be known as section 292-c, prohibiting the exhibition of infants undergoing the process of artificial incubation" (Int. No. 28), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to increase the number of justices of the Supreme Court in the Fourth Judicial District of the State, and to provide an additional justice therein " (Int. No. 29), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to release to Bridget McDonough, all the right, title and interest of the people of the State of New York, in and to certain real estate situate in the city of Schenectady, county of Schenectady, and State of New York" (Int. No. 30), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. McEwan introduced a bill 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), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. McEwan, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and said bill was ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Barnes introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend the Railroad Law in relation to liability for injuries to employees (Int. No. 32), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Armstrong introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend the Lien Law relating to the filing of chattel mortgages" (Int. No. 33), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 531 of the Laws of 1884, entitled 'An act in relation to the office of the register of the city and county of New York,' relative to fees for official services" (Int. No. 34), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Hill introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend the Tax Law by imposing a recording tax on mortgages hereafter recorded and exempting mortgages from all other taxation" (Int. No. 35), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on taxation and retrenchment.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend subdivision 5 of section 3391 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relative to the sale of corporate real property" (Int. No. 36), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

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Mr. Saxe introduced a bill entitled "An act to prevent corrupt practices at primaries, caucuses and elections" (Int. No. 37), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

The President presented the annual report of the AdjutantGeneral, which was laid upon the table and ordered printed. (See Document.)

Also, the annual report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners, which was laid upon the table and ordered printed. (See Document.)

Mr. Armstrong offered the following:

Resolved, That the Senate committee on public printing be and is hereby directed to make immediate inquiry into the manner in which the Public Printer has been and is executing his contract with the State and the methods employed by him, particularly with reference to the proceedings of the joint insurance investigating committee, and report the result of such inquiry to the Senate with its recommendations as to what action should be taken on behalf of the State for the protection of its interests and the procurement of the due and prompt performance of the public printing.

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

Since the adjournment of this Senate, the people of the State and Nation have been staggered by the relations shown to have existed for years between the Equitable Life Assurance Society and Chauncey M. Depew, one of the Senators of the State, in the United States Congress.

Recognizing that these disclosures have caused a total lack of confidence in the ability of the Senator named to properly represent the people in the body to which he was elected,

Resolved, by the Senate, That Chauncey M. Depew be, and he hereby is, requested forthwith to resign his seat in the United States Senate.

Mr. Elsberg moved that said resolution be laid upon the table, to be taken therefrom only upon one day's notice.

Debate being had upon said motion,

Mr. Armstrong raised the point of order that the motion was not debatable.

The President decided the point of order not well taken, stating that a motion to lay upon the table was not debatable, but when it was coupled with a condition or reservation, that while the main question was not open to debate, the proposed reservation or condition was debatable.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion of Mr. Elsberg, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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Mr. Brackett moved to withdraw said resolution.

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

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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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