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H. B. No. 183. A bill authorizing and directing the road authorities of Totaro magisterial district, in Brunswick county, Virginia, and the board of supervisors of the said county, to expend any surplus, now in the hands of said authorities, arising from the sale of road bonds of said district, in the paving, macadamizing or otherwise permanently improving Main street, in the town of Lawrenceville, in said district, where said street is adjacent to and abuts upon the courthouse square of said county, was taken up, reail the first time, and referred to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

H. B. No. 184. A bill to amend and re-enact an act approved 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 bonds, dated February 1, 1911, in and to the purchase and holding of any part or parts of the $1:30,000 issue of thirty-year Wise comty road bonds issued for the Richmond magisterial district, dated March 1, 1913; and in and to the purchase and holding of any part or parts of the $180.000 issue of Wise county road bonds issued for the Gladeville magisterial district, dated March 1, 1918, 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 bond of said county now or hereafter issued for the said coumty, or for any of the magisterial distriets thereof, in and to the purchase and holding of any part or parts of such county or district road bonds, now or hereafter issueil, and in and to the purchase and holding of any school bonds now or hereafter issued by any school district of said county, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

H. B. No. 187. I bill to provide for the expenditure of a surplus now in the hands of the road board of Bordton magisterial district, Mecklenburg county, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

H. B. No. 189. bill to provide for the expenditure of any surplus of the 191.5 bond issue which may remain in the hands of the road board of Bluestone magisterial district of Mecklenburg county, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation. II. B. No. 190. 1 bill to amend the special road law for Rock

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thereof, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

H. B. No. 191. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to provide for making, building and keeping in repair the public roads and bridges in Grayson county, approved March 6, 1900, and as further amended by an act approved March 14, 1904, approved March 13, 1908, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

H. B. No. 114. A bill to amend and re-enact section 852 of the Code of Virginia, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on General Laws.

H. B. No. 18$. bill to authorize and empower the board of supervisors of Russell county, Virginia, to establish and maintain toll gates upon the several improved roads in the several magisterial districts of said county, fix the rate of toll thereof and collect the same, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the ('ommittee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

S. B. No. 3S. A bill to invest in boars of supervisors of comties adjoining and abutting a city with a population of 125,000 or more inhabitants, as shown by the l'nited States census, the power to install and maintain proper lights on the streets and highways in the villages and built-up portions of such counties, and to pay for the same out of the county fund, was taken up.

The amendment proposed by the House of Delegates was agreed to by the following vote-aves, 21; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS-Messrs. Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Downing, Drewry, Early, Goodloe, Goolrick, Gunn, Hening, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Webb, Wendenburg, West--21.

A message was received froin the House of Delegates, by Mr. WILLIS, who informed the Senate that the IIouse of Delegates had passed the following joint resolution, in which they requested the concurrence of the Senate:

Hlouse joint resolution to provide for the appointment of a commission to investigate preventable diseases and report to the next session of the General Assembly.

Resolved, by the House of Delegates (the Senate concurring), That a commission to be known as the Commission on Preventable Diseases, to consist of five members, to be appointed by the Governor, whose duty it shall be to investigate the various kinds of preventable diseases, the modes of preventing such diseases in vogue in other States, and report to the General Assembly at its next session the results of such investigation, with recommendations as to

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how such diseases may be prevented in this State, together with such bills as in their judgment would carry out such recommendations. Members of said commission shall serve without compensation, and the Superintendent of Public Printing shall print their said report for distribution among members of the next General Assembly; which was agreed to.

MR. THORNTON was ordered to notify the House of Delegates thereof,

MR. THORNTON, from the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation, reported without amendments, and with recommendation that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. B. No. 31. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to provide for State money aid, in addition to convict labor, for the improvement of public roads, approved February 25, 1908, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved February 25, 1910, and as further amended and re-enacted by an act approved February 29, 1916.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

H. B. No. 32. A bill to amend and re-enact section 23 of an act entitled an act to license and regulate the running of automobiles, locomobiles, and other vehicles and conveyances, whose motive power is other than animal power, along and over public highways of this State; to provide for the registration of the same; to provide uniform rules regulating the use and speed thereof, and to prescribe penalties for the violation of said rules and regulations and for the licensing of chauffeurs, and to repeal an act entitled an act to regulate the running of automobiles, locomobiles and other vehicles and conveyances, whose motive power is other than animals, along and over the public highways of this State; to provide for the registration of the same; to provide uniform rules regulating the use and speed thereof, and to prescribe for the violation of said rules, approved March 17, 1910; and further, to provide for licensing dealers and garages and for running motor vehicles for hire, and to prescribe penalties for violations of this act; and to further provide for the payment of fees collected under this act into the State treasury, and the expenditure of same in the maintenance and construction of State aid roads and bridges, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 24, 1916.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance.
He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. NO. 42. A bill to amend and re-enact an act of the General Assembly, approved March 12, 1912, entitled an act to amend and

re-enact an act of the General Assembly, approved Varch +, 1894, entitled an act to provide for the working and keeping in order the public roads of the counties of Greene and Madison, as amended by an act approved May 14, 1903, so far as the same applies to Madison county, so as to provide for the opening, construction, maintaining and working of the roads, and keeping in order the causeways and bridges of Madison and Greene counties, and creating the office of superintendent of roads, and prescribing his duties and compensation, and repeal any act in conflict therewith, as amended by an act of the General Assembly, approved March 24, 1914, entitled an act to add independent section 11-a to an act approved March 12, 1912, entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act of the General Assembly, approved Varch 4, 1894, entitled an act to provide for the working and keeping in order the public roads of the counties of Greene and Madison, as amended by an act approved May 14, 1903, so far as the same arplies to Madison county, so as to provide for the opening, construction, maintaining and working the rods, and keeping in order the causeways and bridges of Madison and Greene counties, and creating the othee of superintendent of roads, and prescribing his duties and compensation, and to repeal any act in conflict therewith.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 48. A bill to prohibit the erection and continuation of devices and signs in the form of a railway crossing sign boards on or near any of the public roads of this State.

And he, from the same committee, reported with amendments:

H. B. No. 112. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to provide for the working and keeping in repair the public roads of Amherst county, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 2, 1898, and as further amended by an act approved March 15, 1904, which latter act was further amended by an act approved March 16, 1910, which said amendment and the amendment therein contained being for the purpose of authorizing the board of supervisors of said county to work and improve the public roads of said county, expend any surplus money on the roads and bridges of said county and authorize the erection of toll gates on certain roads in said county for the purpose of raising revenue to maintain and build macadamize and otherwise permanently improve roads in said county, approved February 20, 1912, as amended by an act approved March 16, 1916.

Mr. DREWRY, from the committee on Fish and Game, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 45. A bill to amend and re-enact sub-section 1:3 of section 2086 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended.

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Mr. GARRETT, from the Committee on Finance, reported with amendments:

S. B. No. 82. A bill to provide for State insurance of public property against fire and lightning; and to make an appropriation out of the State treasury for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act.

He, from the same committee, reported with amendments:

S. !. No. 100. A bill to provide for the care, treatment anoi instruction of persons having tuberculosis, and to extend the work of the State Board of Health.

IIe, from the same committee, reported with amendments :

S. B. No. 101. A bill to amend and re-enact section 571 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended, in relation to redress against erroneous assessments of levies and local taxes.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 57. A bill to provide for the acceptance of the conditions of the Federal act commonly called the Smith-Hughes bill (Public, No. 347, 64th Congress), and authorizing the State Board of Education to act as a State Board of Vocational Education for the Commonwealth, and authorizing the Treasurer of the State of Virginia to act as custodian of such funds as may be received from the Federal Government, and to pay the same out on warrant drawn by the State of Board of Education, and authorizing the State Board of Education to establish a department of vocational education, and appropriating money therefor.

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

H. B. No. 100. A bill to appropriate the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars to the State farm to meet the deficit in maintenance for the fiscal year ending February 28, 1918.

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

H. B. No. 13. A bill to place umtual fire insurance companies under the supervision and control of the bureau of insurance.

MR. GRAVATT, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 23:. A bill to amend in re-enact section 5 of an act in relation to the government of the Negro Reformatory Association of Virginia, etc. ; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Public Institutions and Education.

MR. BARIN, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 234. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 18, 19, and 20 of an act entitled an act to raise revenue for the support of the government and the 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, and to segregate to localities the tax

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