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S. B. No. 210. A bill to authorize the councils of the several cities or towns of the State to issue bonds for a supply of water or other specific undertaking from which the city or town may derive a revenue, pursuant to section one twenty-seven (127) B of the Constitution of Virginia; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 160. A bill making it unlawful for a person, firm or association to transact business in this State as a corporation, or to offer or advertise to transact business as a corporation, without first being incorporated; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 161. A bill concerning the election of jurors in case of misdemeanor; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 182. A bill prohibiting boating, fishing, hunting, gunning and skating in, on or over the waters of any lake, pond or reservoir used as, or in connection with, the public water supply of_ any city in this Commonwealth, having by the last United States census a population of more than thirty thousand inhabitants without the consent in writing of the city, or water supply company owning such lake, pond or reservoir, or entitled to use the waters of the same in connection with its water supply, and providing the penalties for the violation of the same; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 223. A bill regulating the hours of labor of women ; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

On motion of MR. EARLY

H. B. No. 124. A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Albemarle county to borrow money and to issue bonds for the purpose of securing national and State aid in the building of roads; was dismissed from the calendar.

Mr. MATIEWS moved to reconsider the vote by which

S. Jt. Res. No. 5. Proposing amendment to section 32 of Article II of the Constitution of Virginia, and providing for publishing said amendment and certifying the same to the next General Assembly; was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, which was agreed to.

MR. MATHEWS offered an amendment, which was agreed to, and the resolution, as amended, was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time.

On motion of MR. GUNN

H. B. No. 72. A bill to validate certificates of acknowledgment to deeds and other writings recorded in Virginia, taken before certain officials in foreign countries, was indefinitely postponed.

The following Senate bills were taken up and read the first time:

S. B. No. 203. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act concerning coal mines and safety of employees, creating a department and inspector of mines under the Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics, approved March 13, 1912, and as in part amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 22, 1916.

S. B. No. 215. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to prohibit the killing of sora in the marshes of the Mattaponi river at night with lights, approved March 24, 1914.

S. B. No. 52. A bill to amend and re-enact section 3532 of the Code of Virginia as heretofore amended, as to the fees of jailers, for feeding prisoners.

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

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.

S. B. No. 88. A bill to amend and re-enact section 3508 of the Code of Virginia, in relation to fees of certain officers, as heretofore amended.

S. B. No. 140. A bill to amend and re-enact section 10642 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, and acts amendatory thereof.

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.

S. B. No. 185. A bill to amend and re-enact section 2 of an act of the General Assembly of Virginia, entitled an act imposing public duties on heat, light, power, water and telephone companies and providing for the control and regulation of such companies by the State Corporation Commission, which was approved March 27, 1914.

S. B. No. 195. il bill to amend and re-enact section S52 of the ('ode of 1887, as amended by an act approved March 14, 1908, relating to compensation to clerks of boards of supervisors.

S. B. No. 221. A bill appropriating the sum of $6,500.00 or so much thereof as may be necessary for rebuilding causeway and bridge at Jamestown Island.

S. B. No. 230. A bill to extend the usefulness of the University of Virginia, and to give credit toward degrees to women for work done in the summer school.

S. B. No. 258. A bill to authorize and empower boards of supervisors to remit certain classes of local taxes upon certain steam railways operating at a loss.

S. B. No. 106. A bill to provide a new charter for the city of Clifton Forge, and to repeal all other acts or parts of acts in conflict therewith.

S. B. No. 119. A bill to amend and re-enact all acts creating and amending the charter of the city of Lynchburg.

S. B. No. 129. A bill to provide tenure of office for teachers in the public free schools of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

S. B. No. 198. A bill to prohibit stealing and taking away sand and gravel from the banks of the Potomac river in certain cases, and to repeal an act entitled an act to punish stealing and taking away sand within this Commonwealth, on the banks of the Potomac river, approved March 8, 1394.

S. B. No. 204. A bill to authorize and empower the council of the town of Chilhowie, in the county of Smyth, to borrow money and issue bonds for equipment of the fire department, and for the construction and improvement of water and sewerage systems of the said town.

S. B. No. 207. A bill to permit the councils, or other governing bodies, of cities of the first class, to appropriate money to aid in the support of dependent children of members of the police and fire departments of such cities who may have lost their lives through injuries received or diseases incurred while in the performance of their duties as members of such departments.

S. B. No. 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.

S. B. No. 219. A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Rockingham county to acquire rock quarries.

S. B. No. 220. A bill to make and declare the county court house building and the lot appurtenant thereto, located in Harrisonburg, a part of ('entral magister al district in Rockinghain county, for certain purposes.

S. B. N. 221. A bill to enact and re-enact sections 2, 5, 6, 19 and 21 of an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act providing for the making, changing, and working of roads in the county of Rockingham, approved March 2, 1888, as amended by an act of the General Assembly approved March 15, 1890, as further amended by an act of the General Assembly approved February 25, 1892, as further amended by an act of the General Assembly approved March 2, 1894, and as further amended by an act of the General Assembly approved February 26, 1896, approved March 15, 1904, as further amended by an act approved March 10, 1910, approved March 20, 1916.

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S. B. No. 235. A bill to amend and re-enact sections four, nine, sixty-one, sixty-two, sixty-three, sixty-four and ninety of an act approved February 28, 1896, entitled an act to provide a new charter for the city of Roanoke and the acts amendatory thereof.

S. B. No. 237. A bill to authorize cities in this Commonwealth of fifty thousand inhabitants or more, according to the last census of the United States, to increase the salary of the civil justice of such cities to an amount not to exceed thirty-six hundred dollars per annum, during the term of office of said civil justice.

S. B. No. 249. A bill authorizing the board of supervisors of Culpeper county, Virginia, to levy a special tax on the real and personal property in the town of Culpeper, Virginia, not to exceed $.15 on each one hundred dollars' worth of such property, to be ex- . pended in resurfacing the roads now macadamized, in Catalpa magisterial district in said county.

S. B. No. 255. A bill to authorize the common council of Winchester to issue fifty thousand dollars of refunding improvement bonds in the sum of fifty thousand dollars and prescribing the terms and conditions of said issue.

S. B. No. 262. A bill authorizing cities, containing by the last or any subsequent United States census, a population of not less than fifty thousand nor more than one hundred thousand inhabitants, to appropriate to standard gauge steam railroad companies such sum or sums as may be necessary, not to exceed two hundred thousand ($200.000) dollars in any one case, to induce such standard gauge steam railroad companies to extend their lines into the corporate limits of such cities, and ratifying and confirming any such appropriation, not exceeding two hundred thousand ($200.000 dollars, made by any such city heretofore for said purpose.

S. Jt. Res. No. 10. Proposing an amendment to section 136 of Article IX of the Constitution of Virginia and providing for publishing said amendment and certifying the same to the next session of the General Assembly.

S. B. No. 190. A bill to authorize the schocl board of the town of Covington, in the county of Alleghany, to borrow a sum of money not exceeding $30,000 to meet notes for money borrowed by trustees for the purpose of erecting the graded school building in said town, and to complete the said building.

S. B. No. 200. A bill to regulate the situs of taxation of bank stock.

S. B. No. 227. A bill providing when the defense of death by suicide can be made in any action, motion or suit on life insurance policies, and to define the period after which such policies shall be incontestible.

S. B. No. 229. A bill prescribing the style of tpye in which conditions and restrictive provisions of insurance policies shall be printed, and to define the time in respect to which insurers may limit the right to institute suit or action upon such policies.

S. B. No. 259. A bill to repeal section 5, chapter 67, of an act of Assembly of 1916, approved February 26, 1916, entitled an act to appropriate the sum of $25,000.00 for the proper administration of the affairs of that part of Bland magisterial district, Prince George county, Virginia, known as Hopewell, and its suburbs, to prescribe the method whereby the said appropriation shall be expended, and to provide for the payment thereof to the State treasury; and to relieve the city of Hopewell of the payment of the said sum of $25,000.00 into the State treasury.

S. B. No. 123. A bill to provide for the use of probation and the suspension of sentence in criminal and juvenile courts, providing for the appointment of probation officers and defining their powers and duties.

S. B. No. 214. A bill to regulate the taking of fish from the streams in Scott county, and providing penalties for the violation of same and repealing all acts or parts of acts in conflict therewith.

S. B. No. 222. A bill to require posting of rates in hotels and regulating the same.

S. B. No. 231. A bill to punish persons unlawfully obtaining or attempting to obtain transportation over the lines of street railroads within this State, without the payment of lawful fares or charges for such transportation, and to prevent the unlawful disposition and use of transfer tickets.

S. B. No. 240. A bill to raise revenue for the support of the government and to appropriate money for the construction of roads and projects comprised in “The State Highway System.”

S. B. No. 248. A bill to provide for the payment out of the State treasury of the attorneys for the Commonwealth of the counties and cities of this State, certain fees in felony and misdemeanor cases, and to fix the maximum amount that the attorneys for the Commonwealth of the respective counties and cities of the State shall be paid in fees out of the State treasury, and to fix for them and to provide for the taxing and payment of certain fees in scire facias and other proceedings upon forfeited recognizances, and to amend and 'p-enact an act entiteld an act to amend and re-enact section 3528 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended, approved March 22, 1916, and to repeal all other acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act.

S. B. No. 151. A bill to amend and re-enact section twelve of an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to create and maintain a State board of crop pest commissioners, and

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