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ter of the city of Williamsburg, approved March 17, 1884, as amended by an act approved March 5, 1900, and as amended March 20, 1916.

S. B. No. 250. A bill to amend and re-enact section 2 of an act entitled an act to provide for a change in the form of government of cities having a popualtion 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 13, 1914, and amended March 20, 1916.

S. B. No. 218. A bill to provide for the payment out of the State treasury of the attorneys for the Commonwealth of the counties and cities of the 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 re-enact an act entitled 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. 215. A bill to authorize boards of supervisors to supplement the compensation of justices of the peace in certain cases.

S. B. No. 5. A bill to provide text-books at the public expense for the use of pupils in the primary and graded public schools of the State.

S. Jt. Res. No. 16. Proposing amendments to section 40 of Article IV of the Constitution of Virginia, and providing for publishing said amendments and certifying the same to the next General Assembly.

S. B. No. 191. A bill to make uniform the law of transfer of shares of stock in corporations.

S. B. No. 181. A bill for the relief of all taxpayers in the State of Virginia whose lands during the year nineteen hundred and seventeen were taken or acquired by the United States, or shall be so taken or acquired in any year subsequent to the year nineteen hundred and seventeen.

S. B. No. 275. A bill to amend and re-enact section four thousand and seventy-seven of the Code of Virginia relative to certain allowances for jailers.

S. B. No. 228. A bill to amend and re-enact section 14 of chapter 2 of an act entitled an act concerning the Bureau of Insurance, and insurance, guaranty, trust, indemnity, fidelity, security, and fraternal benefit companies, associations, societies and orders, and imposing penalties for its violation, approved March 9, 1906.

S. B. No. 245. A bill to authorize boards of supervisors to supplement the compensation of justices of the peace in certain cases.

S. B. No. 53. A bill to cause all deposits or accounts in the several banks and banking corporations in this Commonwealth, whereof the depositor is unknown, or the person, or persons, to whom such account or deposit belongs, or belong, is, or are unknown, and against which deposit or account there has been no check, draft or oder for a period of fifteen years, to escheat to the Commonwealth ; and to direct the manner of reporting same, and the final disposition thereof; was taken up, read the second time and committee amendments agreed to.

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

MR. ROBERTSON moved to dispense with the reading of the bill, as required by section 50 of the Constitution, which was rejected by the following vote-aves, 12 ; noes, 10.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Bowers, Davis, Gayle, Goodloe, Goolrick, Hening, Holt, Keith, Mapp, Mitchell, Robertson, Trinkle—12.

NAYS—Messrs. Addison, Buchanan, Cannon, Downing, Gunn, Lacy, Rison, Royall, Strode, Webb-10.

S. B. No. 41. A bill to provide for the leasing of the lands owned by the Commonwealth and known as the State farm, in Goochland county, Virginia, and the Maiden Adventure farm, in Powhatan county, Virginia, in the event that it is bought by the State, to the Waverly Oil and Gas Company, for the purpose of drilling thereon for and removing therefrom the oil and gas thereon, and prescribing the terms and conditions of such lease; was taken up, read the second time and committee amendments agreed to.

Mr. Guns offered an amendment, which was agreed to; and passed by, on motion of MR. BOWERS.

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 gange 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 gange 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; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

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; 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. 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; was taken up and read the second time.

MR. TRINKLE 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. 229. A bill prescribing the style of type 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; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

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; 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. Jt. Res. No. 14. Proposing amendment to section 46 of Article IV of the Constitution of Virginia; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 169. A bill to amend and re-enact section 13 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, as amended and re-enacted by an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 13 of an act entitled an act to raise revenue for the support ernment 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, approved March 17, 1910; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

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 govern

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ment and public free schools and to pay the interest on the public debt, and to provide a special tax for pensions, as authorized by sec tion 189 of the Constitution, approved April 16, 1903, and acts amendatory thereof; 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. 345. A bill to put wives and husbands on terms of equality as to contracts with or conveyances to each other touching property rights vested or contingent arising from the coverture; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 272. A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Lee county to borrow money and to issue bonds of said county, or any magisterial districts thereof, for a sum not exceeding $50,000.00, for the purpose of repairing damage done by flood to the public roads and bridges of said county, and to levy taxes to pay the interest thereon and to create a sinking fund for the payment of such bonds at maturity; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 280. A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Henry county to appropriate from the general funds of said county a sufficient amount of money to maintain the convict road force in said county, and for the construction of other permanent improved roads in said county, and to borrow money at any time not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, for the purpose of maintaining said convict road force and for the construction of other permanent improved roads as aforesaid; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 284. A bill to validate, ratify, approve and confirm certain bonds to be issued by the county of Elizabeth City, authorizing the issue and providing for the redemption thereof, and for the ordering and holding of an election of the qualified 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, county of Elizabeth City; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 336. A bill to provide for deposit and disbursements of donations for public free school purposes; was taken up, read the second time, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

S. B. No. 166. A bill to amend and re-enact section 1 of an act entitled an act to create a commission to consider the compensation of court clerks, examiners of records, treasurers, commissioners of the revenue, sheriffs, high constables and city sergeants, and until action upon the report of said commissioners, to fix the maximum

amount of the compensation of said officers, approved March 27, 1914, as amended by an act approved March 22, 1916; was taken up, read the second time, committee amendments agreed to, and the bill, as amended, ordered to be engrossed and read a third tinie.

S. B, No. 142. A bill to amend and re-enact section fourteen of an act to establish a State Highway Commission, to define its powers and duties; the term of office, salary and qualifications of the commissioner; to authorize the commissioner to call into consultation the professors of engineering in certain State institutions, and appropriating money to carry the provisions of this act into effect. Approved March 6, 1906, as amended March 3, 1908, and as amended March 2, 1914; was taken up, read the second time and committee amendments agreed to.

MR. STRODE 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. 218. A bill in relation to tax on incorporated school leagues; 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 third time and passed with its title by the following voteayes, 25; noes, 0.

Senators who voted are:

Yeas-Messrs. Addison, Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Cannon, Conrad, Downing, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Goolrick, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Jef. freys, Jordan, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mitchell, Rison, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Trinkle—25.

Mr. Cannon moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, which was rejected.

A message was received from the House of Delegates, by Mr. CLEMENTS, who informed the Senate that the House of Delegates had refused to concur in the Senate amendments to

H. B. No. 4. A bill to amend and re-enact section 89 of an act entitled an act to provide for the settlement, registration, transfer and assurance of titles to land, and to establish courts of land registration with jurisdiction for said purposes, and to make uniform the laws of the State enacting the same, approved February 24, 1916. On motion of Mr. BUCHANAN:

H. B. No. 50. A bill to amend and re-enact section 492 of chapter 24 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended; and

H. B. No. 51. A bill to amend and re-enact section 8 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,

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