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Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Royall, Strode, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Webb, West-32.

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

S. B. No. 104. A 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, was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 31; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Allen, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Cannon, Con, rad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Early, Gayle, Goodloe, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Royall, Thornton, Walker, Webb, West—31.

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

S. B. No. 105. A bill to authorize and empower the board of supervisors of Alleghany county to levy a special district road tax for Boiling Springs and Clifton district, was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 26:

noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS-Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Gayle, Goodloe, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Royall, Thornton, Webb, West-26.

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

S. B. No. 107. 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 taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote-ayes, 26; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS-Messrs. Addison, Allen, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Early, Gayle, Goodloe, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys,

Jordan, Keith, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Royall, Thornton, Webb, West-26.

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

S. B. No. 114. A 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, was taken up, read the third time and passed with its title by the following vote—ayes, 26; noes, O.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Cannon, Corbitt, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Royall, Thornton, Walker, West-26.

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

A communication from the Governor, by his secretary, was received and read as follows:

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE,

RICHMOND, January 28, 1918. Gentlemen of the General Assembly:

I have received and accepted the resignation of Hon. R. W. Peatross as judge of the corporation court of the city of Danville, effective February 1, 1918. Respectfully submitted.

H. C. STUART,

Governor.

S. B. No. 42. A bill to require investigation by the State Board of Charities of certain cases of hardship made possible by the child labor law, 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. 116. A bill to regulate the appointment of receiver for insurance companies, was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 143. A bill to amend and re-enact section 448 of the Code, as heretofore amended, for the purpose of providing a commissioner of the revenue for each of the four magisterial districts of Wise county, instead of only two commissioners for the entire county, as at present, was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

The following Senate bill was taken up and read the first time:

S. B. No. 75. A 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 permit; 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 satistics 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.

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

C. HARDING WALKER,

President pro tempore of the Senate. 0. V. HANGER,

Clerk of the Senate.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1918.

Lieutenant-Governor J. TAYLOR ELLysox presiding.
Praver by the Rev. W. A. Hall.
The Journal of yesterday was read by the Clerk.

A communication from the IIouse of Delegates, by their Clerk, was received and read as follows:

In IIouse of Delegates, January 29, 1918. The House of Delegates has passed Senate bills entitled an act to provide for the acceptance of the terms and provisions of an act of Congress approved July 11, 1916, entitled an act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes, No. 22, and an act to authorize the use so far as practicable of the convict road force in the construction and maintenance of “The State IIighway System” Vo. 21.

They have passed House bills entitled an act to amend and reenact 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, No. 31; and an act 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, No. 32.

They have passed, with an amendment, Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 18.5 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended, No. 40.

They have agreed to House Joint Resolution proposing amendment to section 1:3 of Article IX of the Constitution of Virginia.

In which bills, resolution and amendment they request the concurrence of the Senate.

H. B. No. 31. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an art 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, was taken up, read the first time, and referred to the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation.

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

House Joint Resolution proposing amendment to section 133 of Article IX of the Constitution of Virginia was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

S. B. No. 40. A bill to amend and re-enact section 185 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended, was taken up.

The question being whether the Senate shall concur in the amendment proposed by the House of Delegates, as follows:

Page 6, strike ont the following in lines 22 and 23:

"An emergency existing this act shall be in force from its passage, ”--the same was rejected by the following vote-ayes, 20: noes, 9.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS-Messrs. Allen, Barham, Cannon, Conrad, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Gravatt, Holt, Jeffreys, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rison, Strode, Thornton, Walker-20.

NAYS-Messrs. Andrews, Davis, Goodloe, Hening, Jordan, Rinehart, Robertson, Royall, Webb—9.

MR. MAPP was ordered to inform the House of Delegates thereof.

A message was received from the House of Delegates, by Mr. Norris, who informed the Senate that the House of Delegates insists on its amendments to S. B. No. 40, and requests a conference thereon.

On motion of MR. MAPP, the Senate concurred in the request of the House of Delegates for a conference on S. B. No. 40.

MR. MAPP was ordered to inform the House of Delegates thereof.

TIE PTESIDENT appointed MESSRS. MAPP, Rison, and CANNON conferees on the part of the Senate.

MR. MAPP, from the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the Senate and House of Delegates on S. B. No. 40, reported as follows: To the Senate and Ilouse of Delegates of Virginia:

We, the undersigned conferees, on the disagreeing votes of the two IIouses of the General Assembly of Virginia, on Senate Bill No. 40, amending section 185 of the Code of Virginia, beg leave to report as follows:

Strike out House amendment, striking out in lines 22 and 23 on Page 6 the following:

"An emergency existing, this act shall be in force from its passage.

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