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He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:
S. B. No. 374. A bill for the relief of E. N. Cox.
He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 262. A bill to amend 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, by adding thereto section 4942, to provide for a license tax on the business of distributing provisions and merchandise, including flour, hay or grain to wholesalers or exporters.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. :361. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entities an act to provide in cities containing forty thousand inhabitants or more for the appointment of matrons for the jails, and to fix their compensation and provide how the same shall be paid, approved March 12, 1908.

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

H. B. No. 147. Á bill for the relief of William II. Bowman. On motion of MR. TRINKLE:

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; was indefinitely postponed.

S. B. No. 129. A bill to provide tenure of office for teachers in the public free schools of the Commonwealtli of Virginia ; was taken up, read the second time, committee amendments agreed to, and the bill, as amended, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 176. A bill to amend and re-enact section two of an act entitled an act to make it obligatory upon persons, firms or corporations employing men in foundries or moulding shops to provide for proper ventilation in such foundries or moulding shops, approved March 27, 1914, as heretofore amended; was taken up and read the second time.

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

S. B. No. 206. A bill to declare null and void assignuents by the beneficiary of any life insurance policy of periodical payments due or to become due thereunder, when such policy prohibits such assignments; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 303. A bill to amend and re-enact section 3231 of the ('ode of Virginia, as amended by an act approved December 10, 1903; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 163. A bill to provide for public health nursing and medical inspection and health inspection of school children; was taken up, read the second time, committee amendments agreed to, and the bill, as amended, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 164. A bill to permit the transfer of the Valley Turnpike to the Commonwealth of Virginia, to fix the terms and conditions of such transfer and to provide for the maintenance of said turnpike; was taken up, read the second time, committee amendments in the nature of a substitute agreed to, and the bill, as amended, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 252. A bill to provide for clearing trees and underbrush from the sides of public roads; was taken up, read the second time, committee amendments agreed to, and the bill, as amended, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 331. A bill to provide that members and employees and agents of the State Highway Commission may use toll roads and toll bridges, without payment of toll; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time.

S. B. No. 27. A bill to provide for the aid of destitute dependents of convicts and of convicts when discharged; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 205. A bill to refund money improperly collected from the Vinton-Roanoke Water Company, a corporation, and paid into the treasury of the State; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 201. A bill to amend and re-enact section 1 of an act 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, approved March 27, 1914; was taken up, read the second time and committee amendments agreed to.

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

S. B. No. 146. A bill to enable the rector and board of visitors of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute to provide needed accommodations and equipment for students, to issue bonds and borrow money therefor, and to appropriate money to provide for interest and a sinking fund for such purposes; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 212. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 6, 11, 18, 18a, 18b, 199, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 9:3, 91, 97, 98, 99, 100, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107 and 108, of chapter 101 of the Acts of the General Assembly, approved Vay 2+, 1870, entitled an act providing a charter for the city of Richmond, as heretofore amended; to add to said charter as a part of the charter of the city of Richmond sections to be known as sections 180, 181, 18e, 27a, 276, 270, 271, 25a and Sia, and to repeal sections 1:35, 30a, 30b, 30c, 300, 300, 30f, 30g, 301, 301, 30j, 93a, 93b, 936, 930, 93e, 93f, 93, 93, 9:5i, 933093, 9:31, 93m, 93n, 930, 93, 9:34, 9r, 93s and 109 of said charter, the object of which amendments, added sections and repeal of sections is to require claimants for damages occurring by reason of the negligence of the city to give notice of such claim; to limit the time in which suit shall be brought to recover land opened to and used by the public as a street or alley; to divide the government of the city of Richmond into six departments; to provide for the appointment, qualification, and duties of the head of each of said departments; to enlarge the powers and duties of the mayor; to create a board to be known as the advisory board of the city of Fichmond and detine their powers and duties; to provide for the better assessment, collection and levy of taxes; to authorize the council of the city of Richmond to pass ordinances deemed necessary to cure defects in the making of such livies and assessments of taxes; to aboilsh the board known as the administrative board of the city of Richmond; to abolish the board known as the board of fire commissioners of the city of Richmond, and to provide for the holding of an election. by the people to finally determine whether or not the said amendments shall become effective as a part of the charter of the city of Richmond; was taken up, read the second time, committee amendments agreed to, and the bill, as amended, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 329. A bill authorizing the boards of supervisors of the respective counties of the Commonwealth to pay rewards out of county levies for the capture of illicit stills and delivery of the same to the sheriff of the county, and for the conviction of the person, or persons, guilty of operating the same, in the manufacture of ardent spirits; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 344. A bill to prohibit advertising concerning venereal diseases; was taken up, read the second time, committee amendmients agreed to, and the bill, as amended, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. So. 329. A bill providing for the revocation of the li

A cense granted to any person for the privilege of conducting a pool room, bowling alley, or other place of amusement, hotel, boarding house, or other special privileges, in event the person to whom such privilege is granted shall use the building where such privilege is being exercised, or any part thereof, or any other premises adjacent thereto and used in connection therewith, for purposes of prostitution, gambling or violation of the prohibition laws of the State, or knowingly or negligently permit said premises to be used by others for any of such purposes, and providing what evidence may be used in such proceedings, and prohibiting any person whose license is revoked from acquiring other license for or engaging in any of such business, and prescribing penalties for violation of the provisions of the act, and granting authority to cities and towns in the matter of issuing and revoking city and town licenses for such privileges; was taken up, read the second time, committee amendments agreed to, and the bill, as amended, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 78. A bill to amend and re-enact section 2177 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended, and to provide for an indemnity board to secure the payment of material and labor incorporated in buildings or structures therein; and requiring an indemnity bond from all contractors entering into construction contracts with the State or any sub-divisions, municipalities, boards and officers thereof; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 316. A bill to ratify and confirm certain acts of Henry C. Stuart, former Governor of Virginia, in relation to the securing of options, in the name of the State of Virginia, on certain lands to be used for military purposes, situated in Prince George county, Virginia, and to authorize the proper officers of the State of Virginia to assign such options to the United States Camp Inc.; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 361. A bill to validate certain obligations of the city of Norfolk, and authorizing the said city to refund or renew the same by issuing renewal or other obligations; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 360. A bill to ratify, confirm and validate all elections, proceedings, acts or things heretofore held, done and performed in the city of Norfolk, a city having a population in excess of sixty-five thousand inhabitants and less than one hundred thousand inhabitants, in reference to the granting, pursuant to chapter fiftyfive of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1916, of a special form

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of government to the said city by the General Assembly, as provided for by an act approved February, nineteen hundred and eighteen; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 318. A bill to amend and re-enact section 55 of clapter V of an act concerning corporations, which became a law Vay 21, 1903; as amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 12, 1908, and as further amended and re-enacted by an act approved Mrch 23, 1916, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows; was taken up, read the second time.

Mr. Guns offered an amendnient, which was agreed to, and athe bill, as amended, was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 325. A bill to authorize the school board of Washington magisterial district, No. 5), of the county of Norfolk, Virginia, to borrow money for the purpose of school improvements in said district, and to issue bonds therefor, not to exceed the sum of $14,000 in amount; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 353. A bill to authorize and empower the board of supervisors of Fluvanna county, from time to time, as necessary, upon the petition of a majority of the qualified voters of said county, to borrow money and issue bonds for a sun not exceeding $50,000, for the purpose of uniting in the building in said county of improveel and permanent highways, either by the use of the State money aid fund, or by the use of convicts; and to further authorize and empower the said board of supervisors upon the petition of a majority of the qualified voters of any magisterial district to borrow money and issue bonds for a sum not exceeding $25,000, for the purpose of uniting in the building in such district of improved and permanent highways, either by the use of the State money aid fund, or by the use of convicts; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 323. A bill to repeal an act entitled an act authorizing the board of supervisors of Fauquier county to levy a tax on dogs and to enforce collection of said tax, with certain penalties in case of failure to pay same, approved February 21, 1900 ; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 315. A bill to authorize the submission to the legal yoters of the city of Winchester, Virginia, of the question whether or not they will favor the issuance by said city of not more than seventy-five thousand dollars of sanitary sewage extension bonds; and authorize the issuance by said city of not more than seventyfive thousand dollars of said bonds, the proceeils whereof shall be

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