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20, 1908, and amended by an act of the General Assembly approved February 5, 1916.

Ile, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

II. B. No. 137. 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 lieretofore amended.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 168. d bill to amend and re-enact section 2 of an act entitled an act to provide for the protection of certain fur-bearing animals in the county of Loudoun, approved February 9, 1916.

lle, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

II. B. No. 169. A bill authorizing the board of supervisors of the county of Charlotte to lend out the money belonging to the county arising from the sale of the test farm, and secure the payment of the same by taking a deed of trust on real estate belonging to the lender.

lle, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 140. bill to authorize the issuance of $350,000.00 of bonds by the city of Newport News, for the construction of permanent municipal improvements.

Hle, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 141. 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:

H. B. No. 131. 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 therefor, 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, and authorizing the issuance of bonds for the said sites and buildings heretofore acquired and erected.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

H. B. No. 136. 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.

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

H. B. No. 138. A bill to amend and re-enact section 104 of an act to incorporate the city of Newport News, in the county of Warwiek, and to provide a charter therefor, approved January 16, 1996, as amended.

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MR. MAPP. from the Committee on Moral and Social Welfare, reported with amendments:

S. B. So. 209. A bill to prevent minors from frequenting, playing in or loitering in public pool-rooms, billiard-rooms, outside of the corporate limits of towns and cities.

Mr. Rison, from the Committee on Public Iustitutions and Education, reported with amendments:

S. B. No. 129. I bill to provide tenure of oftice for teachers in the public free schools of the ('ommonwealth of Virginia.

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

S. Jt. Res. So. 10. Proposing an amendment to section 1:36 of Article IX of the Constitution of Virginia and providing for pullishing said amendment and certifying the same to the next session of the General Assembly.

The PRESIDENT appointed Messrs. WALKER, DREWRY and Mupp a committee on the part of the Senate to execute the provisions of House Joint Resolution providing for the appointment of a committee to attend a conference to adopt measures looking to the control of the ovster and fish industries of the Chesapeake bay.

Vr. llout. by leave, presented

S. B. No. 25!. bill to validate, ratify, approve and contirm certain bonds to be issued by the county of Elizabeth City; anthorizing the issue and providing for the redemption thereof, and for the ordering and holding of an election of the qualifice voters of the said county, and the election ordered and held in pursuance thereof, for the purpose of raising funds for the permanent improvement of certain roads in Wythe magisterial district, coumty of Elizabeth City; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

MR. BLCMxAX, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 255. I bill to provide for the inspection by the office of the State Accountant of the accounts of city and county officials handling State fumds; which was taken up and referred to the ('ommittee on Finance.

NR. ILENING. by leave, presented

S. B. No. 280. I bill to authorize the sale and convevance of a lot of not exceeding 1.5 acres of land, part of the State penitentiary farm; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Public Institutions and Exlucation.

Mr. ROYALL, by leave, presented

S. B. Mo, 297. 1 bill to provide a new charter for the town of Pocahontas, in the county of Tazewell, and to repeal all other acts or parts of acts in conflict there with; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Special Private and Local Legislation.

MR. CONRAD. by leave. presented

S. B. No. 288. A bill to amend and re-enact sections one and eight of chapter 159 of the acts of the General Assembly of l'irginia of the session of 1916, relating to the organization and government of cities of the second class; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

Mr. Appison, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 289. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 2 and 3 of an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to provide for a change in the form of government of cities having a population of less than 100.000 and of towns, and to provide in what manner such cities and towns may adopt such form of government, approved March 20, 1916; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

Messrs. VLATIEWS and Corbett, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 290. A bill to amend and re-enact section t of an art entitled an act to provide for the consolidation or annexation of cities, approved March 15, 1906; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

MR. MATHEWS, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 291. A bill to amend and re-enact section 1 of chapter 3 of an act entitled an act to regulate the practice of pharmacy and the composition, branding, possession, dispensing, and sale of drugs, poison and narcotics, and to repeal certain existing acts in relation thereto, approved March 14, 1908; which was taken up and referred to the ('ommittee on General Laws.

Mr. Vipp. by leave, presented

S. B. V. 292. i bill to prevent trusts, combinations and mopoprilicon inimical to the public welfare; which was taken up and referred to the ('ommittee on General Laws.

Mr. Mirr, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 293. I bill to define the status of persons having their actual or habitual places of abode in this State for the larger portion of the twelve months preceding the first day of February in fach vear, for purposes of taxation; which was taken up and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

MR. GOODLOE, by leave, presented

S. B. V. 294. I bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an art to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to authorize the court in which he is tried, to sentence certain prisoners to hard labor on the public roads instead of confinement in the penitentiary for the commission of felony, as heretofore amended, including the amnendment thereto in regard to contracts for the hiring of convicts, as amended by acts approved February 29, 1912, and March 20). 1916; which was taken up and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

MR. VATIEWS, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 293. A bill to amend and re-enact section 58 of the Cole of Virginia, as amended by an act approved April 2, 1902, in relation to the election of the members of the Ilouse of Delegates and apportionment thereof; which was taken up and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

MR. MATHEWS, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 296. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 59 and 60 of the Code of Virginia in relation to the re-apportionment of representatives in the General Issembly, as re-enacted by aet approved April 2, 1902; which was taken up and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

Mr. Burun, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 297. A bill to amend and re-enact section :319 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended in relation to the prac tice of law without a license; which was taken up and referred to the ('ommittee for Courts of Justice.

Unanimous consent was given VESSRS. Marp and GARRETT to be recorded as voting affirmatively on the vote by which S. B. No. 60 was passed with its title.

All other business having been suspended, the PRESIDENT, in the presence of the Senate, signed the following bills which had been passed by both houses of the General Assembly, and duly enrolled, the titles of said bills having been publicly read:

No. 3. Senate bill providing for the election of the members of the State Corporation Commission by the qualified voters of the State and providing for their terms and commission.

No. 29. Senate bill to amend and re-enact section 61+ of an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 614 of the Code of Virginia, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 10, 1910, entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 61+ of the ('ode of Virginia as amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 13, 1908, entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 61: and 614 of the Code of Virginia, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 15, 1904, approved March 18, 1916.

No. 32. Senate bill to amend and re-enact sections 17 and 21 of chapter 1 of an act entitled an act concerning the bureau of insurance, approved March 9, 1906, as subsequently amended.

No. 38. Senate bill to invest in boards of supervisors of counties adjoining and abutting a city with a population of 30,000 or more inhabitants, as shown by the United States census, the power to install and maintain proper lights on the streets and highways in the villages and built-11p portions of such counties, and to pay for the same out of the county fund.

No. 18. Senate bill authorizing the payment of fees earned by certain attorneys for the Commonwealth.

No. 69. Senate bill to validate certificates of acknowledgment to deeds and other writings recorded in Virginia, taken before certain officials in foreign countries.

No. 71. Senate 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 sections, and anthorizing 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.

No. 75. Senate 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 certificates 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 vital 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.

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

No. 99. Senate bill to establish a hospital for the treatment of crippled and deformed children, and to appropriate money therefor.

No. 104. Senate 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.

No. 114. Senate bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to authorize and direct work on the public roads of Goochland county by convicts at the State farm, now located in Goochland county, approved March 14, 1912, so as to make the requirements thereunder more specific.

No. 143. Senate bill to amend and re-enact section 448 of the Code, as heretofore amended, for the purpose of providing a commis

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