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And insert in lieu thereof the following:

"By reason of the fact that the terms of some of the judges
of the Commonwealth affected by this act begin on the first day of
February, 1918, an emergency is declared to exist and this act shall
be in force from its passage.
Given under our hands this 30th day of January, 1918.

GEO. T. Risox.
G. WALTER MAPP,
JAMES E. CAXXOX.

Senate Conferees.

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R. (). NORRIS, JR.,
WILBUR C. HALL,
C. HENRY HARMAX,

House Conferees. On motion of MR. JAPP, the Senate agreed to the report by the following vote-aves, 27; noes, 5.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Allen, Barham, Bowers, Byrd, Cannon, Downing,
Drewry, Garrett, Gayle, Goolrick, Gravatt, Gunn, Holt, Jeffreys, Keith, Lacy,
Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Strode, Thornton, Walker, Wenden-
burg, West—27.

NAYS—Messrs. Davis, Goodloe, Jordan, Royall, Webb-5.
MR. MAPP was ordered to inform the Ilouse of Delegates thereof.

A message was received from the House of Delegates by MR. WORRIS, who informed the Senate that the House of Delegates had agreed to conference report on S. B. No. 40.

MR. Risox, from the Committee on Public Institutions and Education, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 120. A bill to provide for the establishment of kindergartens as part of the public school system of the State

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. 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

And he, from the same committee, reported without amendments and with the recommendation that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. B. No. 5. A bill to provide text-books at the pubilc expense for the use of pupils in the primary and graded public schools of the State.

This bill was referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

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S. B. No. 102. A billo 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.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 112. A bill to repeal the charter of the town of l'rperville, in the county of Fauquier.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 128. A bill to authorize the mayor and council of the city of Williamsburg, in the county of James City, State of Virginia, to issue bonds and borrow money for the purpose of building, repairing and maintaining streets, sidewalks and bridges, and extending water and sewer mains, provided that the question of such bond issue, for the purposes named, be first submitted to the qualified voters of said city, and to authorize such council to call aspecial election for the submission of the same to the voters thereof.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 134. I bill to amend and re-enact sections 45 and 54 of an act to incorporate the cit. of Newport News, in the county of Warwick, and to provide a charter therefor.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

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.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

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 borrowed and expended in the construction of the concrete roadway on certain streets and avenues.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 137. I 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, 1996, as amended.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 1:38. 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.

Ile, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 139. A bill to amend and re-enact sections (1, 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.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 144. A bill to ratify and confirm a certain contract made between the bridge commissioners of the county of Stafford, a corporation, duly chartered by the General Assembly of Virginia

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by an act approved February 20, 1886, and Gari Melchers and Corinne Lawton Melchers, of the county of Stafford, Va.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 148. A bill to authorize the county treasurer of Surry county 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. Barham, late chairman of said board, for his salary as a member thereof, which warrants are barred by the statute of limitations.

Hle, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

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 inhabitants 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.

He, from the same committee, reported with amendments:

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 the corporate limits, under certain conditions.

Ile, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 15. A bill to amend and re-enact sub-section + 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:

H. B. No. 16. A bill to authorize and empower the board of supervisors of Culpeper county to give rewards for hawk scalps.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 18. A bill to amend and re-enact section 19 of chapter III, of an act approved March 11, 1875, entitled an act to provide a charter for the city of Petersburg, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 17, 1910.

lle, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 19. A bill to authorize the clerk of the circuit court of Wise county to receive and keep on file in his office a delinquent land book of delinquent town lots and acreage located within the boundaries of the corporation of Norton.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 20. A bill to amend and re-enact an act approved February 5, 1915, entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act approved March 25, 1902, entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act in regard to the notices by publication of the codification of the ordinances of the city of Norfolk, approved March 10, 1902.

He, from the same committee, reported withont amendments:

H. B. No. 21. 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: H. B. No. 23. 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:

H. B. No. 24. 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 acts or acts amendatory thereof.

Ile, from the same committee, reported without amendments :

H. B. No. 25. 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.

He, from the same committee, reported with amendments:

H. B. No. 61. A bill to authorize and empower the board of supervisors of Fauquier county to give rewards for hawk scalps.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 62. A bill to amend and re-enact section 26 of an act entitled "an act to amend sections 16, 21, 23, 26 and 28 of the charter of Suffolk," approved February 3, 1888.

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

H. B. No. 63. A bill to incorporate the town of Newbern, in the county of Pulaski, and to amend and re-enact an act approved March 20, 1916, entitled "an act to incorporate the town of Newbern, in the county of Pulaski, and to repeal an act entitled an act to incorporate the town of Newbern, in the county of Pulaski,” approved March 4, 1872.

MR. GRAVATT, from the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation, reported with amendments:

H. Jt. Res. Proposing amendment to section 184 of the Constitution of Virginia.

He, from the same committee, reported with amendments:

S. B. No. 141. A bill to amend and re-enact sections one and nine of an act providing for the issuing of county bonds for permanient road or bridge improvement in the magisterial districts of the

counties of the State, approved March 13, 1912, as amended March 17, 1915, p. 141; as amended March 17, 1916, p. 461.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

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.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 37. A bill to amend and re-enact section 6 of an act entitled “An act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to provide for the working and keeping in repair of public roads in the counties of Alleghany, Bath and Highland, approved February 12th, 1884, as amended by an act approved February 1st, 1898, as further amended by an act approved May 5th, 1900, in so far as applicable to the counties of Bath and Highland,” approved March 12, 1912.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 38. A bill to allow the board of supervisors of Culpeper county, to create a special sinking fund, sufficient for the purpose of re-surfacing the macadamized roads in Catalpa magisterial district in Culpeper county, Virginia.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 39. A bill to authorize and empower the board of supervisors of Culpeper county, Virginia, to issue bond to raise money for the purpose of providing for the building and completion of certain roads in Catalpa magisterial district in said county:

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

H. B. No. 47. A bill to authorize and empower the board of supervisors of Culpeper county, Virginia, to establish and maintain toll gates upon the several macadamized roads in the several magisterial districts of said county, fix the rate of toll thereof, collect the same, and ifse it for the purpose of the repair and upkeep of said roads.

Mr. BUCHANAN, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 169. A bill to amend and re-enact section 13, 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, as amended and re-enacted by an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 13, of an act entitled an act to raise revenue for the support of the govfrnment 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, approved March 17, 1910; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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