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SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 1918.

President pro tempore C. HARDING WALKER in the chair.
Prayer by the 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 25, 1918. The House of Delegates has passed Senate bills entitled an act to authorize and empower the board of supervisors of Culpeper. county, Virginia, to pay off certain bonds heretofore issued for macadamizing certain road in Catalpa magisterial district, in Culpeper county, Virginia, out of road district sinking fund, No. 11; and an act to authorize the council of the city of Portsmouth to issue bonds to build school houses, and for other school purposes, No. 14.

They have passed, with an amendment, Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 3059-1 of an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 3057 of the Code of Virginia, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved December 26, 1903, as further amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 9, 1906, and as further amended and re-enacted by an act approved February 29, 1908, and as further amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 14, 1908, and also to amend and re-enact section 3059 of the ('ode of Virginia, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved December 26, 1903, entitled an act to repeal section 3063, 3065, 3066, 3067, of the Code of Virginia, and to amend and re-enact sections 30.50, 3057, 3038, 3059, 3060 and 3062 of the Code, as heretofore amended, and as further amended by an act approved February 23, 1904, and as further amended by an act approved March 15 1904, and as further amended by an act approved March 14, 1906, as to the time for holding regular terms of the courts in the several circuits, and giving jurisdiction to courts during recess, whether adjourned for the purpose of opening or holding another term, or part or portion there or otherwise, which the judges of the circuit courts now have in vacation, and as further amended and reenacted by an act approved March 14, 1908, and as further amended by an act approved February 26, 1910, and as amended and reenacted by an act approved March 4, 1912, approved March 27, 1914, relating to the terms of the circuit court for the twenty-second circuit, No. 45; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

S. B. No. 45. A bill to amend and re-enact section 3059-v of an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 3057 of the Code of Virginia, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved December 26, 1903, and as further amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 9, 1906, and as further amended and re-enacted by an act approved February 29, 1908, and as further amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 14, 1908, and also to amend and re-enact section 3059 of the Code of Virginia, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved December 26, 1903, entitled an act to repeal sections 3063, 3065, 3066, 3067, of the Code of Virginia, and to amend and reenact sections 3056, 3057, 3058, 3059, 3060 and 3062 of the Code, as heretofore amended, and as further amended by an act approved February 23, 1904, and as further amended by an act approved March 15, 1904, and as further amended by an act approved March 14, 1906, as to the times for holding regular terms of the courts in the several circuits, and giving jurisdiction to courts during recess, whether adjourned for the purpose of opening or holding another term, or part of portion there or otherwise, which the judges of the circuit courts now have in vacation, and as further amended and reenacted by an act approved March 14, 1908, and as further amended by an act approved February 26, 1910, and as amended and reenacted by an act approved March 1, 1912, approved March 27, 1914, l'elating to the terms of the circuit court for the twenty-second circuit: was taken up.

On motion of MR. ROYALL, the Senate concurred in the amendments proposed by the Ilouse of Delegates thereto, by the following vote-ayes, 29; poes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Gravatt, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Walker, Webb—29.

MR. W'Est, from the Committee on General Laws, reported with iunendments:

S. B. No. 12. 1 bill to require investigation by the State lirad of Charities of certain cases of hardship made possible by the child labor law.

IIe, from the same committee, reported with amendients:

S. B. No. 75. A bill to amend and re-enact sections fifteen, eighteen and twenty of an act to provide for the immediate registration of all births and deaths throughout the State of Virginia, by means of cortitirates of births and deaths, and burial or removal permits; to require prompt returns to the Bureau of Vital Statistics at the capital of the State, as required to be established by the State Board of Health ; to insure the thorough organization and efficiency of the registration of rial statistics throughout the State; to provide certain penalties; to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith, approved March 12, 1912, as amended by an act approved March 13, 1914.

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

S. B. No. 143 A bill to amend and re-enact section 448 of the Code, as heretofore amended, for the purpose of providing a commissioner of the revenue for each of the four magisterial districts of Wise county, instead of only two commissioners for the entire county, as at present.

MR. GAYLE, from the Committee on Insurance and Banking, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 116. A bill to regulate the appointment of receiver for insurance companies.

On motion of Mr. GOOLRICK, is was ordered that 250 additional copies of S. B. No. 35 be printed.

MR. ADDISOX, from the Joint Committee on Publications, presented its report; which was referred to the Committee on Printing.

MR. Addison, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 155 A bill to authorize councils of cities to prescribe the administrative duties of mayors: which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

MR. DOWNING, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 156 A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act relating to the situs for taxation of intangible property owned by corporations which do no business in this State, approved March 22, 1916; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. CORBITT, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 157. A bill to give consent of the State of Virginia to the purchase or acquisition by the United States of America of certain real estate in the city of Portsmouth ; which was taken up and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

MESSRs. Canxox and GAYLE, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 158. A bill to authorize and regulate and exchange of certain classes of reciprocal or interinsurance contracts among individuals, partnerships, and corporations; empowering corporations generally to make such contracts; regulating process in suits on such contracts; prescribing certain fees and penalties for violation; which was taken

up

and referred to the Committee on Insurance and Banking.

MR. MATHEWS, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 159. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to impose a license upon gypsies and like strolling companies, approved March 7, 1904, and all acts amendatory thereof; which was taken

up

and referred to the Committee on Finance. H. B. No. 1. A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Augusta county to issue time warrants to carry the present floating debt of Augusta county, and to levy a tax to pay the interest upon said debt, and to establish a sinking fund to pay off said debt in full, was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 30; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Cannon, Conrad, Cor. bitt, Davis, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Goolrick, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Walker, Webb—30.

MR. JORDAN moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

II. B. No. 2. A bill to declare the lot on which is located the courthouse of Greensville county, in the town of Emporia, a part of each of the three magisterial districts for said county of Greensville, was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote--ayes, 30; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Cannon, Conrad, Cor. bitt, Davis, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Royall, Thornton, Walker, Webb—30.

MR. BARHAM moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

S. Jt. Res. No. 2. Proposing amendment to section 138 of the Constitution of Virginia.

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Delegates concurring) (a majority of the members elected to each House agreeing), That the following amendment to the Constitution of Virginia be, and the same is hereby proposed, and referred to the General Assembly to be chosen at the next general election of members of the House of Delegates, for its concurrence, in conformity with the provisions of section one hundred and ninety-six, of article fifteen, of the said Constitution, namely:

Strike out from the Constitution of Virginia section one hundred and thirty-eight, which is in the following words:

Secton 138. The General Assembly may, in its discretion provide for the compulsory education of children between the ages of eight and twelve years, except such as are weak in body or mind, or can read or write, or are attending private schools, or are excused for cause by the district school trustees.

And insert in lieu thereof the following:

. Section 138. The General Assembly may, in its discretion, provide for the compulsory education of children of school age; was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 22; noes, 1.

Senators who voted are:

YEAs-Messrs. Addison, Bowers, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Early, Gayle, Goodloe, Guðn, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Lacy, Mathews, Mitchell, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Walker, Webb-22.

NAYS—Mr. Keith-1.

MR. MATHEWS moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

S. B. No. 8. A bill to authorize the appointment of one additional commissioner in chancery for the circuit court of the city of Norfolk, was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following voteayes, 24; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Goodloe, Gunn, Hening, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mathews, Mitchell, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Walker, Webb—24.

MR. MATHEWS moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

S. B. No. 31. A bill to amend and re-enact chapter 252 of Acts of the General Assembly of 1906, entitled an act to authorize the several school boards of the school districts in this State to borrow money belonging to the literary fund for certain purposes and to authorize the loan of said funds to each district, as amended by chapter 82 of the Acts of 1908, and chapter 359 of the Acts of 1914, and further amended by chapter 187 of the Acts of 1916, was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 28; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS-Messrs. Barham, Bowers, Cannon, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Walker, Webb—28.

MR. THORNTON moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

S. B. No. 37. A bill to amend and re-enact section 30 of chapter 5, of an act entitled an act concerning corporations, which became a law on the 21st day of May, 1903, as heretofore amended, was taken read the third time and passed with its title by the following voteayes, 29; noes, 0.

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