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MONDAY, APRIL 8, 1918

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. S. Max Rasen.

The journal of Saturday, April 6th, was read and approved. Mr. Emerson introduced a bill (Int. No. 1236) entitled "An act to amend the Tax Law, in relation to the franchise tax on corporations," 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 (Int. No. 1237) entitled "An act to amend the Tax Law, in relation to a franchise tax on manufacturing and mercantile corporations," 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.

Mr. Knight introduced a bill (Int. No. 1238) entitled "An act to amend the charter of the city of Batavia, in relation to the presentation of deed to and filing of maps with the city clerk prior to recording in the office of the county clerk," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Mr. Towner introduced a bill (Int. No. 1239) entitled "An act conferring jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of Mary Gleason against the State and to make an award therefor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Also, a bill (Int. No. 1240) entitled "An act to amend the Insurance Law, in relation to domestic insurance corporations organized to transact business in the place of insurance corporations organized under the laws of foreign countries," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Mr. E. R. Brown introduced a bill (Int. No. 1241) entitled "An act to provide for a special election in the city of Watertown in the year nineteen hundred and eighteen," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. E. R. Brown, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on affairs of cities, retaining its place in the order of third reading.

Mr. Wicks introduced a bill (Int. No. 1242) entitled "An act transferring certain powers and duties of the State Food Commission to the Council of Farms and Markets," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Wicks, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on agriculture, retaining its place in the order of third reading.

Mr. Gibbs introduced a bill (Int. No. 1243) entitled "An act to amend the Agricultural Law, in relation to sale of cattle, sheep, hogs and calves on commission," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Mr. Stivers introduced a bill (Int. No. 1244) entitled "An act to amend the Public Health Law, in relation to the registration of physicians," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

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Also, a bill (Int. No. 1245) entitled "An act to amend the Highway Law, in relation to the purchase of gravel and stone, which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Mr. Walker introduced a bill (Int. No. 1246) entitled "An act to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure, in relation to [SENATE JOURNAL]

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deposit of money or liberty bonds instead of bail," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Mr. Cromwell introduced a bill (Int. No. 1247) entitled "An act to amend the Greater New York charter, by transferring jurisdiction over ferries from the department of docks and ferries to the department of plant and structures," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Mr. Walters introduced a bill (Int. No. 1248) entitled "An act in relation to city local option elections in the year nineteen hundred and eighteen, in certain cities," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Walters, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and said bill ordered to a third reading. Mr. Cullen introduced a bill (Int. No. 1249) entitled "An act to amend the Greater New York charter, in relation to board of health," which was read the first time and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Cullen, and by unanimous consent, the rules. were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on affairs of the city of New York, retaining its place in the order of third reading.

Mr. Sage introduced a bill (Int. No. 1250) entitled "An act to amend the General Municipal Law, in relation to the issuance of new municipal bonds to replace bonds lost or destroyed,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Also, a bill (Int. No. 1251) entitled "An act making appropriations from the sinking funds of the State for the payment of the interest on the State debt," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Sage, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on finance, retaining its place in the order of third reading.

Mr. Sage moved that the committee on finance be discharged from further consideration of said bill.

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

Ordered, That said bill be restored to its place on the order of third reading.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 1252) entitled "An act making an appropriation for the payment of the principal and interest on the debt for the Saratoga Springs State Reservation, for the fiscal year beginning on the first day of July, nineteen hundred and eighteen, contracted under chapter five hundred and sixty-nine of the Laws of nineteen hundred and nine, as amended by chapter three hundred and ninety-four of the Laws of nineteen hundred and eleven," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Sage, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on finance, retaining its place in the order of third reading.

Mr. Sage moved that the committee on finance be discharged from further consideration of said bill.

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

Ordered, That said bill be restored to its place on the order of third reading.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 1253) entitled "An act to provide means for the support of government," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Sage, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on finance, retaining its place in the order of third reading.

Mr. Sage moved that the committee on finance be discharged from further consideration of said bill.

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

Ordered, That said bill be restored to its place on the order of third reading.

Mr. Walters introduced a bill (Int. No. 1254) entitled "An act to amend the Election Law, in relation to vacancies in the county committee," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Also, a bill (Int. No. 1255) entitled "An act to amend the Election Law, in relation to the powers and duties of inspectors of election in a city of over one million inhabitants," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Also, a bill (Int. No. 1256) entitled "An act to amend the Labor Law, relative to the employment of children in the sale and distribution of newspapers and other publications," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Also, a bill (Int. No. 1257) entitled "An act to amend the Election Law, generally," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Mr. Gilchrist introduced a bill (Int. No. 1258) entitled "An act to amend the Greater New York charter, in relation to clerks and other officers of the municipal court of the city of New York," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time and referred to the committee on affairs of the city of New York.

Mr. Slater introduced a bill (Int. No. 1259) entitled "An act to amend chapter five hundred and fifty-nine of the Laws of nineteen hundred and ten, entitled 'An act to provide a charter for

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