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In the negative-None.
Mr. Whitney asked permission o withdraw Senate Bill No. 43.
Which was agreed to by the Senate.
Mr. Case moved that the Senate take a recess of five minutes.
Which was agreed to.

Upon the conclusion of which and under the direction of the
President, the Secretary called the Senate, when the following
Senators appeared and answered the call:
Messrs. Ackerson, Allen, Barber, Bright, Brown, Case, Conrad,

Edwards, Fithian, Haines, Hammond, Kays, Mackay,

Martens, Smith, Sturgess, Wells, Whitney—18. A message was received from the Governor, by the hands of Mr. Croasdale, his Secretary, endorsed “Nominations."

Mr. Mackay, on leave, introduced

Senate Bill No. 72, entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to regulate the practice of optometry, to license optometrists, and to punish persons violating the provisions thereof,' approved April seventeenth, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen,

Which was read for the first time by its title, ordered to have a second reading, and referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Mr. Edwards, on leave, introduced

Senate Bill No. 73, entitled “A supplement to an act entitled ‘An act for the assessment and collection of taxes' ” (Revision of 1918), approved March fourth, one thousand nine hundred and eighteen,

Which was read for the first time by its title, ordered to have a second reading, and referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Mr. Mackay, on leave, introduced

Senate Bill No. 74, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'A supplement to an act entitled "An act for the formation and government of villages," ' approved February twenty-third, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one,” approved March twenty-sixth, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen,

Which was read for the first time by its title, ordered to have a second reading, and referred to the Committee on Boroughs and Townships.

Cn motion of Mr. Case, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of Executive business, on the conclusion of which, and,

Under the direction of the President, the Secretary called the Senate, when the following Senators appeared and answered the call : Messrs. Ackerson, Allen, Barber, Bright, Brown, Case, Conrad,

Edwards, Fithian, Haines, Hammond, Kays, Mackay,

Martens, Smith, Sturgess, Wells, Whitney—18. The following message was received from the House of Assembly by the hands of its Clerk:

STATE OF NEW JERSEY,

ASSEMBLY CHAMBER, Mr. President:

February 11th, 1919. I am directed by the House of Assembly to inform the Senate that the House of Assembly has passed the following resolution:

Resolved, that the Clerk of the House is hereby directed to inform the Senate that the House of Assembly has organized by the election as Speaker of the Hon. Arthur N. Pierson, of Union county, and of Edward J. Handley, of Essex county, as Clerk, and has proceeded to business.

EDWARD J. HANDLEY,

Clerk of the House of Assembly. Mr. Whitney, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, reported

Senate Bill No. 26,
Favorably, without amendment.
Signed Arthur Whitney, Collins B. Allen, David G. Conrad.

Mr. Mackay, Chairman of the Committee on Education, reported

Senate Bill No. I,
Favorably, with amendment.
Signed—William B. Mackay, Clarence E. Case.

The following amendments to Senate Bill No. I were read and adopted :

Amend section 1, line 3, by striking out the word "fifth” and in lieu thereof insert the word "first".

Section 1, line 14, by striking out the words in the same manner as other appropriations are made by it" and in lieu thereof insert the words "by including”.

Section 1, line 15, after the word "aforesaid” insert the words "in the tax ordinance".

Mr. Case, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, reported
Senate Bills Nos. 9, 13, 15, 21, 22 and 39,
Favorably, without amendment.

Signed—Clarence E. Case, James Hammond, Henry E. Ackerson.

Mr. Hammond, Chairman of the Committee on Labor, Industries, and Social Welfare, reported

Senate Bills Nos. 5, 23, 14 and 30,
Favorably, without amendment.
Signed - James Hammond, William H. Bright.

Mr. Bright, Chairman of the Committee on Highways, reported

Senate Bills Nos. 32, 42 and 57,
Favorably, without amendment.
Signed—William H. Bright, Arthur Whitney, Thomas Brown.

Mr. Wells offered the following concurrent resolution, which was read and referred to the Committee on Judiciary: Concurrent resolution ratifying a proposed amendment to the

Constitution of the United States of America.

WHEREAS, Both Houses of the Sixty-fifth Congress of the United States of America, by a constitutional majority of twothirds, made the following proposition to amend the Constitution of the United States of America, in the following words, to wit:

Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

1. "Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following amendment to the Constitution be and hereby is proposed to the States, to become valid as a part of the Constitution when ratified by the Legislatures of the several States as provided by the Constitution:

"ARTICLE I. “Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes, is hereby prohibited.

"Section 2. The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

"Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the Legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.”

Therefore be it resolved by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

Section 1. That the said proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America be and the same is hereby ratified by the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

Section 2. That certified copies of this preamble and concurrent resolution be forwarded by the Governor of this State to the Secretary of State of the United States of America. Passed House,

1919. Passed Senate,

1919. Mr. Allen, on leave, introduced

Senate Bill No. 75, entitled “A supplement to an act entitled 'An act for the protection of certain kinds of birds, game and fish, to regulate their method of capture and provide open and close seasons for such capture and possession (Revision of 1903),' ” approved April fourteenth, one thousand nine hundred and three,

Which was read for the first time by its title, ordered to have a second reading, and referred to the Committee on Game and Fisheries.

Mr. Ackerson, on leave, introduced

Senate Bill No. 76, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act concerning auto busses, commonly called jitneys, and their operation in cities,' ” approved March seventeenth, one thousand nine hundred and sixteen,

Which was read for the first time by its title, ordered to have a second reading, and referred to the Committee on Highways.

Mr. Mackay, on leave, introduced

Senate Bill No. 77, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the retirement of any person who has served continuously as Sergeant-at-Arms of the Court of Chancery of this State for the period of twenty-five years or over, and for the payment of a pension to such a person on such retirement,' approved nineteen thirteen,

Which was read for the first time by its title, ordered to have a second reading, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Case offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted :

Resolved, That when the Senate adjourn, it be to meet on Friday morning at II o'clock, and that when it then adjourn, it be to meet on Monday evening at 8 o'clock.

The following Senate Bills, Nos. 26, 1, 9, 13, 15, 21, 22, 39, 30, 5, 23, 14, 32, 42 and 57, were taken up, read for the first time by their titles, and ordered to have a second reading :

Senate Bill No. 26, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act making appropriation for the support of the State Government and for several public purposes for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen,' approved March sixth, one thousand nine hundred and eighteen,"

As amended;

Senate Bill No. I, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to establish a thorough and efficient system of free public schools, and to provide for the maintenance, support and management thereof,' approved October nineteenth, one thousand nine hundred and three,"

Senate Bill No. 9, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act relative to the Supreme and Circuit Courts' (Revision of 1900), approved March twenty-third, one thousand nine hundred,” which supplement was approved April eleventh, one thousand nine hundred and ten,

Senate Bill No. 13, entitled “A further supplement to an act entitled 'An act for the punishment of crimes' (Revision of 1898), approved June fourteenth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight,”

Senate Bill No. 15, entitled "A supplement to an act entitled ‘An act for the punishment of crimes (Revision of 1898),' approved June fourteenth, one thousand eight hundred and ninetyeight,"

Senate Bill No. 21, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled ‘A supplement to an act entitled "An act concerning promissory notes, bills of exchange and notaries public" (Revision), approved March twenty-seventh, one thousand eight hundred and

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