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The President put the question whether the Senate would agree

to said motion by Mr. Lusk, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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The Assembly sent for concurrence a resolution, in the words

following:

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That when the Legislature adjourns to-day, it be to meet again on Wednesday, January 12th, at 8:30 o'clock P. M.

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

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolution to the Assembly, with a message that the Senate has concurred in the passage of the same.

Mr. Gibbs introduced a bill (Int. No. 1) entitled "An act to amend the Judiciary Law, in relation to the designation of a daily law journal by justices of the Supreme Court elected in the eighth judicial district," 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. Kavanaugh introduced a bill (Int. No. 2) entitled "An act to provide for the construction of a bridge over the unimproved Champlain canal at Broad street, Waterford, and making an

appropriation therefor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Gibbs introduced a bill (Int. No. 3) entitled "An act to amend the Village Law, in relation to ordinances regulating the use and construction of electric wiring," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of villages.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 4) entitled "An act to amend the Village Law, in relation to the return of unpaid village taxes, the payment thereof by the county treasurer and the relaying of same upon the county roll," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of villages.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 5) entitled "An act to amend the Town Law, in relation to street lighting," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns, counties and public highways.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 6) entitled "An act to amend the Town Law, in relation to the compensation of counsel in certain towns," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns, counties and public highways.

Mr. Fearon introduced a bill (Int. No. 7) entitled "Concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly proposing an amendment to section one of article two of the Constitution, in relation to qualification of voters," 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. Meyer introduced a bill (Int. No. 8) entitled "An act to amend the Election Law, in relation to the adoption and use of voting machines in New York city," 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. Tolbert introduced a bill (Int. No. 9) entitled "An act to re-establish the New York State Training School for Boys, and to provide for securing or selecting a site for such school,

and making an appropriation therefor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 10) entitled "An act to amend the Election Law, in relation to the adoption and use of voting machines in New York city," 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 (Int. No. 11) entitled "An act to amend the Penal Law, in relation to punishment for burglary in the first degree,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Mr. Draper introduced a bill (Int. No. 12) entitled "An act reappropriating the unexpended balance of a former appropriation for the acquisition and maintenance of the Congress street bridge between the counties of Albany and Rensselaer, and making an additional appropriation for the acquisition of such bridge," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Thompson introduced a bill (Int. No. 13) entitled "An act to amend chapter eight hundred and eighty-nine of the Laws of nineteen hundred and twenty, entitled 'An act creating a commission to investigate and report on the proposed Roosevelt memorials, and making an appropriation therefor,' in relation to filling vacancies in the commission and time for report," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Baumes introduced a bill (Int. No. 14) entitled "An act to amend chapter five hundred and seventy-two of the Laws of nineteen hundred and two, entitled 'An act to revise and amend an act to incorporate the city of Middletown and the acts amendatory thereof,' in relation to the sum which can be raised annually for carrying on the ordinary affairs and general expenses of the city," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 15) entitled "An act to amend chapter eighty-three of the Laws of nineteen hundred and one, entitled 'An

act to provide for the improvement of the public highways in the county of Orange,' in relation to the amount of and rate of interest on bonds to be issued under such act," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns, counties and public highways.

Mr. Boylan introduced a bill (Int. No. 16) entitled "An act to amend chapter two hundred and thirty-eight of the Laws of nineteen hundred and seventeen, entitled 'An act creating the hospital development commission, defining its powers and duties, authorizing contracts for new buildings in connection with the Utica State Hospital and the Middletown State Hospital, and making appropriations for such purpose and for the expense of the hospital development commission,' in relation to the appointment of additional members of the commission," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time. On motion of Mr. Boylan, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 17) entitled "An act to amend the Penal Law, in relation to abolishing capital punishment," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Mr. Karle introduced a bill (Int. No. 18) entitled "An act to amend the Greater New York charter, in relation to the powers of the commissioner of water supply, gas and electricity for the supervision and control of private water companies, and for the acquisition of their property," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

Mr. Robinson offered a resolution, in the words following:

Whereas, The administration of affairs of the city of New York is apparently demoralized on account of inefficiency, incompetency or corruption and has broken down in several branches, including the district attorney's office in the county of New York and the police department of the city, and has failed to make the provision required by law for the maintenance of its public schools, and

Whereas, Public opinion in the city requires relief from the Legislature for the correction of existing conditions; now, therefore, be it

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That a joint legislative committee is hereby constituted, to consist of six Senators, to be appointed by the President of the Senate, and six members of the Assembly, to be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, with full authority to investigate all and singular aforesaid matters and charges, and to investigate all city, county and borough offices, departments and bureaus, and that said committee have full power to prosecute its inquiries in any and every direction in its judgment necessary and proper, to enable it to obtain the information required by this resolution and to report to the Legislature and to the Governor with such recommendations as in its judgment the public interests require; prepare the needed legislation to suppress such evils and to carry its recommendations into effect.

Resolved, That such committee is hereby authorized to sit in the city of New York, or elsewhere within the State, to choose a chairman from among its own members, to employ a secretary, counsel and such other members as may be needed, to take testimony, subpoena witnesses and compel the production of books, documents and papers, and otherwise have all the powers of a legislative committee.

Resolved, That such committee, on or before March 31, 1921, report the results of its investigation to the Legislature, together with such proposed legislation as it deems advisable to carry its recommendations into effect.

Resolved, That it is the sense of the Legislature that it is contrary to public policy and to the interests of good order that the testimony of any person received by such committee should be made the basis of indictment or prosecution of any person giving the same.

Resolved, That the expenses of such committee, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, be payable from the contingent fund of the Legislature upon the certificate of the chairman of such committee.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Meyer offered a resolution, in the words following:

Whereas, It has been alleged on responsible authority that the revenue of the city of New York is insufficient to meet the requirements of the schools and other municipal departments and that the whole financial status of the city is in a perilous condition; and

Whereas, It has also been alleged on responsible authority that such financial condition of the city is due at least in part to inefficiency, waste and possible corruption in the various departments of the city government; and

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