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S. B. No. 3. A bill providing for the election of the members of the State Corporation Commission by the qualified voters of the State and providing for their terms and commissions.

MR. GAYLE, from the Committee on Insurance and Banking, reported without amendments:

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 Inunrance, approved March 9, 1906, as subsequently amended.

MR. GRAVATT, from the Committee on Roads and Internal Xavigation, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 21. A bill to authorize the use, so far as practicable, of the convict road force in the construction and maintenance of “The State Highway System."

He, from the same committee, reported with amendments:

S. B. No. 22. A bill 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.

And he, from the same committee, reported with amendments:

S. B. No. 23. A bill to establish "The State Highway System.”

MR. CANNON, from the Committee on County, City and Town Organization, reported without amendments:

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 roads in Catalpa magisterial district, in Culpeper county, Virginia, out of road district sinking fund.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

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.

He, from the same committee, reported without amendments:

S. B. No. 14. A bill to authorize the council of the city of Portsmouth to issue bonds to build schoolhouses and for other school purposes.

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

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.

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. 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; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

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. 47. A bill to amend and re-enact section 19 of chapter III, of an act approved March 11, 1875, entitled an act to provide a charter for the city of Petersburg, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 17, 1910; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

Mr. MATHEWS, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 57. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act approved March 25, 1902, entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act in regard to the notice by publication of the qualication of the ordinances of the city of Norfolk, approved March 10, 1902, approved February 5, 1915 ; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Courts of Justice.

MR. DREWRY, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 58. A bill to require the Auditor of Public Accounts to tum over to the State Bureau of Vital Statistics certain marriage records; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Courts of Justice.

MR. Bowers, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 59. A bill relating to the filing of answers in suits for the sale of infants' interest in real estate; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Courts of Justice.

Messrs. DREWRY, GARRETT, JEFFREYS, MITCHELL, Holt, CanNON, GRAVATT, EARLY, STRODE and Corbett, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 60. A bill to provide for the preparation and review of estimates for expenditures and revenue, and to establish a budget system for all State departments, bureaus, divisions, officers, boards, commissions, institutions, and other agencies and undertakings receiving or asking financial aid from the State of Virginia; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

MESSRS. Gunn and Cannon, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 61. A bill for the relief of W. J. Whitehurst; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

MR. STRODE, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 62. A bill to provide for the admission of properly prepared mature women not less than 18 years of age to the graduate and professional schools of the University of Virginia; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Public Institutions and Education.

Mr. Strone, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 63. A bill to provide for the admission of woinen to the College of William and Mary in Virginia; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Public Institutions and Education.

MR. DREwry, by leave, presented

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 records; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Courts of Justice.

MR. DREWRY, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 65.1 bill to amend and re-enact sections 2239, 2240 and 2242 of the Code of Virginia relative to the register of marriages; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Courts of Justice.

MR. WEST, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 66. A bill to authorize and regulate the exchange of certain classes of reciprocal or inter-insurance contracts among individuals, partnerships and corporations, empowering corporations generally to make such contracts and prescribing certain fees, and penalty for violation ; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Insurance and Banking.

MR. ROBERTSOX, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 67. A bill to repeal section 6, 7 and 9 of an act entitled "an act to amend and re-enact an act approved March 17, 1915, entitled an act to create a State Advisory Board on taxation, and county and city boards of review of assessments; to define the powers and duties of said board; to fix the compensation of their members and to appropriate money to carry out the provisions of this act; to provide for the review of reports of purchases by merchants and the review of the annual returns and assessments of intangible personal property, income and money by certain officials and fixing their compesation therefor, and to provide penalties for the violation of this act, and to repeal an act entitled an act to create State Advisory Board on Taxation, and County and City boards of review of assessments; to define the powers and duties of such boards; to fix the compensation of their members and to appropriate money to carry out the provisions of this act; to provide for the review of assessments on intangible personal property, income and money by certain officials, and fixing their compensation therefor and to provide penalties for the violation of this act, approved February 16, 1915, and to change the name of the State Advisory Board to the State Tax Board, and to appropriate money to carry out the provisions of this act," approved March 17, 1916, and to amend and re-enact sections 3 and 8 of said act; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

MR. GARRETT, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 68. A bill to provide for the payment of contingent and incidential expenses of the General Assembly, and appropriate money for the same; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. Gunn, by leave, presented

S. B. N. 69. A bill to validate certificate of acknowledgment to deeds and other writings recorded in Virginia, taken before certain official in foreign countries; which was taken up and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

MR. MATHEWS, by leave, introduced

S. J. R. No. 6. Proposing an amendment to section 117 of article 8 of the Constitution of Virginia, and providing for publishing said amendment and certifying the same to the next General Assembly; which was referred to the Committee for ('ourts of Justice.

Mr CANNON, by leave, presented

S. J. R. No. 7. Proposing amendment to section 138 of the Constitution of Virginia; which was referred to the Committee on Public Institutions and Education.

A message was received from the House of Delegates by Mr. Stephenson, who informed the Senate that the House of Delegates had passed the following joint resolution, in which they requested the concurrence of the Senate:

Resolved, by the House of Delegates (the Senate concurring), That the General Assembly shall proceed at 12:30 o'clock P. M. today to the election of a Commissioner of Insurance for a term of four years beginning February 1, 1918; and to the election of the following judges: A judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals for the unexpired term ending February 1, 1919, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge George M. Harrison ; a judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals for the unexpired term ending February 1, 1923, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge R. H. Cardwell; a judge of the Seventeenth judicial circuit for the unexpired term ending February 1, 1922, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge Thomas W. Harrison; a judge for the Twenty-sixth judicial Circuit for the unexpired term ending February 1, 1923, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge Edward S. Turner; a judge for the corporation court of the city of Buena Vista for the unexpired term ending February 1, 1920, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge W. P. Houston ; a civil justice for the city of Richmond for the unexpired term ending March 1, 1922, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of judge William M. Turpin; and judges for the third, seventh, eleventh, fifteenth, nineteenth and twenty-third circuits for terms of eight years, respectively, beginning February 1, 1918; and that in the execution of the joint order for the election of a Commissioner of Insurance and Judges, nominations shall be made for the whole number in the order in which they appear in the resolution providing for their election, and that each house shall be notified of said nominations, when the roll shall be called for the election of a Commissioner of Insurance and the judges in the order named in the concurrent resolution providing for their election, and when the roll shall have been called for the whole number the presiding officer of each house shall appoint a 'committee of two, which, together, shall constitute a joint committee to count the joint vote in each case and report the result to their respective houses; which was agreed to.

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

The hour of 12:30 o'clock having arrived, Mr. Carxox was ordered to inform the House of Delegates that the Senate was ready on its part to proceed to the execution of the joint order of the day, having for its object the election of certain State officers, judges and civil justices.

A message was received from the IIouse of Delegates by MR STEPHENSON, who informed the Senate that the House of Delegates was ready on its part to proceed to the execution of the joint order of the day, having for its object the election of certain State officers, judges and civil justices.

For Commissioner of Insurance Mr. GAYLE nominated Joseph Button for a term of four years, beginning February 1, 1918.

For judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals, MR. ROBERTSON nominated Martin P. Burks for the unexpired term ending February 1, 1919, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge George M. Harrison.

For judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals, VR. CANNON nominated Robert R. Prentis for the unexpired term ending February 1, 1923, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge R. H. Cardwell.

For judge of the Seventeenth judicial circuit, MR. DOWNING nominated F. B. Whitting for the unexpired term ending February 1, 1922, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge Thomas W. Harrison.

For Judge of the Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit, MR. THORNTON nominated George Latham Fletcher for the unexpired term ending February 1, 1923, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge Edward S. Turner.

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