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Mr. Mathews, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 97. 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 act or acts amendatory thereof; which was taken up and referred to the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

MR. THORNTON, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 98. A bill regulating the granting of franchises, privilege, lease, or right of any kind to use any public property, or easement of any description, except in the case of and for a trunk railway, by counties whereof the board of supervisors has been vested by law with powers and authority of councils of cities and towns; and providing for the advertisement thereof and the public reception of bids therefor; and providing for the enforcement of the obligations of the grantees, grantors or owners of franchises, and providing penalties for the usurpation of or violation of the terms and provisions of franchises; which was taken up and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

MR. WALKER, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 99. A bill to establish a hospital for the treatment of crippled and deformed children, and to appropriate money therefor; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

MESSRS. ADDISON and STRODE, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 100. A bill to provide for the care, treatment and instruction of persons having tuberculosis and to extend the work of the State Board of Health ; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. Jt. Res. No. 3. To designate a floral emblem for the State of Virginia, was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 23; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Conrad, Davis, Downing, Garrett, Goodloe, Gravatt, Hening, Jeffreys, Jordan, Mapp, Mathews, Rinehart, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Trinkle, Walker, Webb, West—23.

MR. MATHEWs moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

S. B. No. 11. A bill to authorize and empower the board of supervisors of Culpeper county, Virginia, to pay off certain bonds heretofore issued for macadamizing certain road in Catalpa magisterial district, in Culpeper county, Virginia, out of road district sinking fund, was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote---ayes, 24; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS-Messrs. Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Garrett, Goodloe, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Mapp, Mathews, Rinehart, Robertson, Royall, Thornton, Trinkle, Webb, West—24.

VR. BOWERS moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

S. B. No. 2. A bill to amend and re-enact sections 17, 18 and 19, of an act entitled an act to establish a uniform system of bookkeeping and accounting and for the appointment of a State accountant, approved March 14, 1910, as amended by an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to establish the uniform system of bookkeeping and accounting and for the appointment of a State accountant, approved March 14, 1910, so as to add thereto sections 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21, enlarging the powers and duties of the State accountant so as to authorize counties and cities to have the use of his services for the examination of the accounts of county and city officers at the expense of counties and cities, and providing for a biennial examination of county offices, was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 3. A bill providing for the election of the members of the State ('orporation Commission by the qualified voters of the State and providing for their terms and commissions, was taken up and read the second time.

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

S. B. No. 12. A bill to authorize and empower the board of supervisors of Culpeper county, Virginia, to use sufficient funds out of the county fund for the purpose of converting the lower floor of the old schoolhouse in the town of Culpeper, Virginia, into a public hall, was taken up and read the second time.

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

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. 34. Senate bill. An act to appropriate the sum of two thousand dollars to reimburse the civil contingent fund for extraordinary expenses incurred in the rental and improvement of building used for offices for State officials, and to declare an emergency.

No. 33. Senate bill to make available for general purposes an appropriation heretofore made for the Legislative Reference Bureau, for certain specific purposes.

S. B. No. 32. A 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, was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 38. A bill to invest in boards of supervisors of counties adjoining and abutting a city with a population of 125,000 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-up portions of such counties, and to pay for the same out of the county fund, was taken up and read the second time.

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

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

S. Jt. Res. No. 2. Proposing amendment to section 138 of the Constitution of Virginia.

S. B. No. 8. A bill to authorize the appointment of one additional commissioner in chancery for the circuit court of the city of Norfolk.

S. B. No. 30. A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Augusta county to issue time warrants to carry the present floating debt of Augusta county, and to levy a tax to pay the interest upon said debt, and to establish a sinking fund to pay off said debt in full.

S. B. No. 31. A bill to amend and re-enact chapter 252 of Acts of the General Assembly of 1906, entitled an act to authorize the several school boards of the school districts in this State to borrow money belonging to the literary fund for certain purposes and to authorize the loan of said funds to each district, as amended by chapter 82 of the Acts of 1908 and chapter 359 of the Acts of 1914, and further amended by chapter 187 of the Acts of 1916.

S. B. No. 36. A bill to declare the lot on which is located the courthouse of Greensville county, in the town of Emporia, a part of each of the three magisterial districts for said county of Greensville.

S. B. No. 37. A bill to amend and re-enact section 30 of chapter 5, of an act entitled an act concerning corporations, which became a law on the 21st day of May, 1903, as heretofore amended.

S. B. No. 6. A bill for the relief of Smith-Courtney Company.

S. B. No. 18. A bill to amend and re-enact section 9 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. 29. A bill to amend and re-enact section 614 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 614 of the Code of Virginia as amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 13, 1908, entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 613 and 614 of the Code of Virginia, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 15, 1904, approved March 18, 1916.

S. B. No. 41. A bill to amend and re-enact section 27 of chapter one of an act entitled an act concerning the Bureau of Insurance, approved March 9, 1916, as subsequently amended.

S. B. No. 68. A bill to provide for the payment of contingent and incidental expenses of the General Assembly, and to appropriate money for the same.

MR. GARRETT moved to dispense with the reading of the bill, as required by section 50 of the Constitution, and the Senate being satisfied that an emergency exists, it was agreed to by the following vote-ayes, 28; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS-Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Jeffreys, Keith, Mapp, Mathews, Rinehart, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Webb, West—28.

The bill was then ordered to be engrossed ; and being forthwith engrossed, on his further motion, was passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 24; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Cannon, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Garrett, Gayle, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Jeffreys, Keith, Mapp, Mathews, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Thornton, Walker, Webb, West-24.

MR. GARRETT moved to reconsider the the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

On motion of MR. WALKER, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 12 o'clock.

J. TAYLOR ELLYSON,

President of the Senate.

0. V. HANGER,

Clerk of the Senate.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1918.
Lieutenant-Governor J. TAYLOR ELIYsOy in the chair.
Prayer by Rev. J. J. Scherer, Jr.
The Journal of yesterday was read by the Clerk.

MR. WALKER, from the Committee for Courts of Justice, reported with amendments :

S. B. No. 86. A bill to enlarge the powers of married women in respect of dower rights.

MR. Cannon, from the Committee on County, City and Town Organization, reported without amendment:

S. B. No. 9. A bill to amend the provisions of an act approved February 28, 1896, entitled an act to provide a new charter for the city of Roanoke, as approved by chapter 56 of the laws of Virginia, 1912, relating to the issuance of certificates of indebtedness and bonds and validating bonds issued and to be issued under proceedings heretofore had.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments :

S. B. No. 26. A bill to provide a charter and special form of government for the city of Norfolk and to repeal the existing charter of said city, approved March 14, 1906, and the several acts amendatory thereof, approved respectively March 12, 1908, March 14, 1908, March 7, 1912, March 13, 1912, March 13, 1914, March 17, 1914, March 24, 1914, March 25, 1914, March 25, 1914, February 5, 1915, March 4, 1916, March 11, 1916, March 10, 1916, March 17, 1916, March 20, 1916, March 20, 1916, and March 20, 1916, and all other acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act so far as they relate to the said city of Norfolk.

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

H. B. No. 1. A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Augusta county to issue time warrants to carry the present floating debt of Augusta county, and to levy a tax to pay the interest upon said debt, and to establish a sinking fund to pay off said debt in full.

MR. BOWERS, from the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation, reported that the object of within bill cannot be reached by general law or court proceedings :

S. B. No. 19. A bill to empower and authorize the board of supervisors of Lee county to employ an agent to make from the office of the Register of the Land Office of Virginia copies of surveys missing from the surveyor's records now on file in the clerk's office of Lee county, and of old surveys covering lands in Lee county as now constituted, made before the formation of said county, and to make copies so procured evidence in any case involving the title to the lands covered by such surveys; which was taken up and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

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