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Mr. Addison moved to pass by further consideration of the bill, together with S. B. No. 21 and S. B. No. 22.

On motion of Mr. IIolt, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 12 o'clock.

J. TAYLOR ELLYSON,

President of the Senate. 0. V. HaxGER,

Clerk of the Senate.

TUURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1918.

Lieutenant-Governor J. TAYLOR ELLYSOx in the chair.
Praver by Rev. J. J. Scherer, Jr.
The Journal of yesterday was read by the Clerk.

A communication from the House of Delegates, by their Clerk, was received and read as follows:

In House of Delegates, January 23, 1918. The House of Delegates has passed Senate bills entitled an act to provide for the payment of contingent and incidental expenses of the General Assembly, and to appropriate money for the same, No. 68; and an act to appropriate the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars to the l'irginia Penitentiary to meet the deficit in maintenance for the fiscal year ending February 28, 1918, No. 7.

They have passed House bill entitled an act to relieve horses and vehicles froin toll on any roads of the State when the same are conveying pupils or students to or from iminediate attendance upon schools, colleges and other educational institutions, No. 7; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

HI. B. No. 7. A bill to relieve horses and vehicles from toll on any roads of the State when the same are conveying pupils or students to or from immediate attendance upon schools, colleges, and other educational institutions, was taken up, read the first time, and referred to the Committee on Public Institutions and Education.

The following communication was received by the ('lerk, laid before the Senate, and referred to the Committee on Nominations:

COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY,

WILLIAMSBURG, VA., January 23, 1918. To ihe Clerk of the Senate of Virginia:

This is to inform you that at a meeting of the board of visitors of Wil• liam and Mary, held October 10, 1918, Dr. James Southall Wilson, of the col

lege faculty, was designated by the board as their choice for membership on the State Board of Education.

Mr. Cannon, from the Committee on County, City and Town Organization, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 92. A bill to validate, ratify, approve and confirm certain bonds hereafter to be issued, and the election held on December 12, 1916, authorizing the issuance of such bonds by Alexandria county for Washington magisterial district for the purpose of macadamizing and otherwise permanently improving public roads and bridges in said magisterial district.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments :

S. B. No. 93. A bill to amend and re-enact sub-sections four and seven of section thirty-nine of the charter of the city of Norfolk, as amended by an act approved March 20, 1916.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments :

S. B. No. 94. A bill to amend and re-enact sub-section 4 of section 20 of the charter of the city of Norfolk, as amended by an act approved March 17, 1916.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments :

S. B. No. 95. A bill to amend the sixth sub-section of section twenty of the charter of the city of Norfolk, as amended by an act approved March 17, 1916.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments :

S. B. No. 96. A bill authorizing the councils of cities in this Commonwealth having, by the last United States census, a population in excess of 65,000 inhabitants and less than 100,000, to increase, during their respective terms, the salaries of captains and sergeants of the police force and assistant chief or chiefs of the fire department, and other city officials, whose original term of office has been extended by law, and to ratify and confirm ordinances heretofore passed by any said city, providing for any said increase.

And he, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 97. A bill to declare the termination of the powers granted under an act entitled an act to annex additional territory to the city of Norfolk and to provide for the government of said annexed territory, approved March 14, 1902, and all acts amendatory thereof, or any part thereof; and to ratify all acts heretofore done under said act or acts amendatory thereof, or any part thereof; and to tax a lien upon real estate owned by the person at the time such said act or acts amendatory thereof.

Mr. Bowers, from the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation, reported that the object of within bill cannot be reached by general law or court proceedings.

S. B. No. 102. A bill to amend and re-enact section 32-a of the charter of the city of Portsmouth, approved March 13, 1912, as heretofore amended, in reference to the issue of bonds; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

MR. BOWERS, from the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation, reported that the object of within bill cannot be reached by general law or court proceedings.

S. B. No. 101. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 3 and 4 of an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act to provide for creating, working and maintaining public roads in Fairfax county and defining the boundaries of the same, approved March 14, 1904, approved March 8, 1906, approved March 14, 1908; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

MR. BOWERS, from the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation, reported that the object of within bill cannot be reached by general law or court proceedings.

S. B. No. 105. A bill to authorize and empower the board of supervisors of Alleghany county to levy a special district road tax for Boiling Springs and Clifton districts; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

MR. BOWERS, from the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation, reported that the object of within bill cannot be reached by general law or court proceedings.

S. B. No. 106. A bill to provide a new charter for the city of Clifton Forge, and to repeal all other acts or parts of acts in conflict therewith ; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

MR. Bowers, from the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation, reported that the object of within bill cannot be reached by general law or court proceedings.

S. B. No. 107. A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Albemarle county to borrow money and to issue bonds for the purpose of securing national and State aid in the building of roads; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

Mr. Mathews, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 131. A bill to amend and re-enact section 2494 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended, in relation to liens on crops for advances to farmers, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 17, 1910; which was taken up and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

MR. CANNON (by request), by leave, presented

S. B. No. 132. A bill to amend and re-enact section 9 of an act entitled an act to raise revenue for the support of the

government and public free schools, and to pay the interest on the public debt, and to provide a special tax for pensions as authorized by section

189 of the Constitution, approved April 16, 1903, and acts amendatory thereof; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

MR. Cannon (by request ), by leave, presented

S. B. No. 133. A bill to amend and re-enact section 18 of an act entitled an act to raise revenue for the support of the govemment and public free schools and to pay the interest on the public debt, and to provide a special tax for pensions as authorized by section 189 of the Constitution, approved April 16, 1903, and acts amendatory thereof; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Holt, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 134. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 45 and 54 of an act to incorporate the city of Newport News, in the county of Warwick, and to provide a charter therefor; which was taken up and referred to the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

Mr. Hout, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 1:35. A bill to authorize the issuance of $350,000.00 of bonds by the city of Newport News, for the construction of permanent municipal improvements; which was taken up and referred to the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

Mr. Hour, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 136. i bill to provide for the issuance of $ 150,000.00 of bonds by the city of Newport News, for the repayment of funds borrowed and expended in the construction of the concrete roadway on certain streets and avenues; which was taken up and referred to the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

Mr. llout, by leave, presented
S. B. So. 1:37.

1 bill to amend and re-enact section 107 of an act to incorporate the city of Newport News, in the county of Warwick, and to provide a charter therefor, approved January 16, 1896, as amended; which was taken up and referred to the Joint Committee on Special. Private and Local Legislation.

Mr. Holt, by leave, presented

S. B No. 138. A bill to authorize the city of Newport News to, from time to time, borrow money not exceedling $200,000.00 on short-term notes; which was taken up and referred to the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

MR. IIout, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 139. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 61, 79, SO, 97 and 100 of an act to incorporate the city of Newport News, in the county of Warwick, and to provide a charter therefor, as heretofore amended; which was taken up and referred to the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

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MR. JEFFREYS, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 140. A bill to amend and re-enact section 1061, of an act entitled "an act to raise revenue for the support of the government and public free schools and to pay interest on the public debt, and to provide a special tax for pensions, as authorized by section 189 of the Constitution," approved April 16, 1903, and acts amendatory thereof; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

MR. GOOLRICK. by leave, presented

S. B. N. 141. A bill to amend and re-enact sections one and nine of an act providing for the issuing of county bonds for permanent road or bridge improvement in the magisterial districts of the counties of the State, approved March 13, 1912, as amended March 17, 1916, p. 141, as amended March 17, 1916, p. 461; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

MR. GOOLRICK, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 142. i bill to amend and re-enact section fourteen , of an act to establish a State Highway Commission, to define its powers and duties; the term of office, salary and qualifications of the commissioner; to authorize the commissioner to call into consultation the professors of engineering in certain State institutions, and appropriating money to carry the provisions of this act into effect, approved March 6, 1906, as amended March 3, 1908, and as amended March 2, 1914; which was taken up and referred to the ('ommittee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

MR. GOODLOE, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 11:3. A bill to amend and re-enact section 118 of the Code as leretofore amended for the purpose of providing a commissioner of the revenne for each of the four magisterial districts of Wise county, instead of only two commissioners for the entire county, as at present; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on General Laws.

S. B. No. 2. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 17, 18 and 19 of an act entitled an act to establish a uniform system of bookkeeping and accounting and for the appointment of a State accountant, approved March 14, 1910, as amended by an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to establish the uniform system of bookkeeping and accounting and for the appointment of a State accountant, approved March 14, 1910, so as to add thereto sections 17. 18, 19, 20 and 21, enlarging the powers and duties of the State accountant so as to authorize counties and cities to have the use of his services for the examination of the accounts of county and city officers at the expense of counties and cities, and providing

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