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tution of Virginia, relative to State Commissioner of Hospitals; and proposing an amendment of section 117 of the Constitution of Virginia, and providing for publishing said amendment and certifying the same to the next session of the General Assembly; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

House Joint Resolution proposing an amendment of section 117 of the Constitution of Virginia, and providing for publishing said amendment and certfying the same to the next session of the General Assembly, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

House Joint Resolution providing amendment to section 152, article eleven, of the Constitution of Virginia, relative to State ('ommissioner of Hospitals, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Institutions and Education.

MR. WALKER, from the Committee for Courts of Justice, reported without amendments; with recommendation it be referred to the Committee on Finance:

S. B. No. 64. A bill to require the Auditor of Public Accounts to turn over to the State Bureau of Vital Statistics certain marriage, birth and death records. The bill was referred to the Committee oll Finance.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments, with recommendation that it be referred to the Committee on Finance:

S. B. No. 58. A bill requiring clerks of courts to make report to the State Registrar of Vital Statistics of all divorces, granted and pending. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance.

He, from the same committee, reported with amendments :

S. B. No. 71. A bill to amend and re-enact section 2 of an act approved February 10, 1904, entitled an act to make valid any disposition of property in perpetuity for the maintenance or care of cemeteries, cemetery, lots, monuments, and other erections, and authorizing cemetery companies and trustees holding title to cemeteries or burial grounds to take and hold any property according to the terms of the grant, bequest, devise or gift, as amended by an act approved February 20, 1906.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 72. A bill ceding jurisdiction over certain lands in the State of Virginia to the United States.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 124. A bill to amend and re-enact section 3191 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended, relative to license to practice law.

And he, from the same committee, reported without amendments:
S. B. No. 157. A bill to give consent to the State of Virginia

to the purchase or acquisition by the United States of America of certain real estate in the city of Portsmouth.

Mr. Bówers, 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. 119. A bill to amend and re-enact all acts creating and amending the charter of the city of Lynchburg; 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. 134. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 45 and 24 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 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. 135. 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 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. 136. A bill to provide for the issuance of $150,000.00 of bonds by the city of Newport News for the repayment of funds burrowed and expended in the construction of the concrete roadway on certain streets and avenues; 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. 137. A bill to amend and re-enact section 104 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, es amended; 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. 138. A bill to authorize the city of Newport News to, from time to time, borrow money, not exceeding $200,000.00, on

short-term notes; 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. 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 le retofore amended; 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. 144. A bill to ratify and confirm a certain contract made between the bridge commissioners of the county of Stafford, à corporation, duly chartered by the General Assembly of Virginia by an act approved February 20, 1886, annd Gari Melchers and Corinne Lawton Melchers, of the county of Stafford, Va., 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. 147. A bill to amend and re-enact section 3 of an act entitled an act to provide for a road law for Spotsylvania county, approved February 21, 1898, as amended by an act approved March 14, 1908, as amended by an act approved March 13, 1914; which vas 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. 148. A bill to authorize the county treasurer of Surry crunty to pay certain warrants drawn by the board of supervisors of said county, payable out of the county levy, in favor of Dr. S. B. Parham, late chairman of said board, for his salary as a member thereof, which warrants are barred by the statute of limitations; 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. 152. A bill authorizing the councils of the cities of this Commonwealth having, by the last United States census, a population in excess of 65,000 inhabitants and less than 100,000 inhab

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itants to establish, erect, construct and maintain armory buildings and stables and other buildings necessary and convenient thereto and to ratify and confirm the establishment, erection and construction of armory buildings and other structures necessary thereto, heretofore made by the council of any said city; 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. 154. A bill to authorize cities having a population of more than fifty thousand (50,000) to condemn lands for street purposes outside of tlie corporate limits, under certain conditions ; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

MESSRS. GOOLRICK, BYRI), DOWNING, JORDAX, ROBERTSON, ANIREWS and TRINKIE, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 161. A bill to permit the transfer of the Valley turn. pike to the Commonwealth of Virginia; to fix the terms and conditions of such transfer and to provide for the maintenance of said turnpike; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

Mr. GoodLOE, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 165. A bill to amend and re-enact an act approvedl March 20, 1916, entitled "an act to authorize the board of supervisors of Wise county to invest, use and apply any part of the sinking fund created and set apart for the purpose of redeeming the principal of the $700,000 issue of thirty-year Wise county road honds, dated February 1, 1911, in and to the purchase and holding of any part or parts of the $130,000 issue of thirty-year Wise county read bonds issued for the Richmond magisterial district, dated March i. 1913; and in and to the purchase and holding of any part or parts of the $130,000 issue of Wise county road bonds issued for the Gladeville magisterial district, dated March 1, 1913," and to grant

" to the board of supervisors of said county the additional authority to invest, use and apply any part of said sinking fund, and any part of any sinking fund now or hereafter created and set apart for the purpose of redeeming the principal of any road bonds of said county now or hereafter issued for the said county, or for any of the magisterial districts thereof, in and to the purchase and holding of any part or parts of such county or district road bonds, now or hereafter issued, and in and to the purchase and holding of any school bonds now or hereafter issued by any school district of said county; whic! was taken up and referred to the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

VR. Addisox, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 166. A bill to amend -and re-enact section 1 of an act entitled "an act to create a commission to consider the compensation of court clerks, examiners of records, treasurers, commissioners of the revenue, sheriffs, high constables and city sergeants, and until action upon the report of said commission to fix the maximum amount of the compensation of said officers," approved March 27, 1914, as amended by an act approved March 22, 1916; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. JATIEWS, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 167. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 10 and 11 of an act entitled an act to raise revenue for the support of the gorcinment and public free schools, and to pay the interest on the publie 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. Guvy, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 168. A bill to provide for the conveyance by the Prison' Association of Virginia of the Laurel Industrial School, its property, real and personal, located in the county of Henrico, to the State of Virginia; that the State will assume control, operation and management of the same in accordance with the charter of the said association; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Public Institutions and Education.

S. B. No. 56. A bill to amend and re-enact sub-sections 5, sertion 20, of the charter of the city of Norfolk, as amended by an act approved March 17, 1916, was, on motion of MR. MATHEWS, indefinitely postponed.

S. B. No. 48. A bill authorizing the payment of fees earned by certain attorneys for the Commonwealth, was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-aves, 29; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS-Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Cannon, Corbitt, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Royall, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Webb, West-29.

Mr. Corbits moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

S. B. No. 99. A bill to establish a hospital for the treatment of crippled and deformed children, and to appropriate money therefor, was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 32; noes, 0.

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