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

Resolved by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, that the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries be requested to furnish to the General Assembly at the earliest practicable time a statement showing in detail all money received and expended by the department to date; which was agreed to.

MR. Corbett was ordered to inform the blouse of Delegates thereof.

S. B. No. 10. A bill to amend and re-enact section 185 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended, was taken up and read the second time.

MR. Cannox offered an amendment.

Mr. ROBERTSON moved to pass by further consideration of the bill until next Tuesday, January 22, 1918, at 1 o'clock; which was rejected by the following voteaves, 17; noes, 23.

Senators who voted are:

Yeas—Messrs. Addison, Allen, Bowers, Davis, Downing, Early, Gayle, Goodloe, Hening, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Rinehart, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Webb-17.

NAYS—Messrs. Andrews, Barham, Buchanan, Byrd, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Drewry, Garrett, Goolrick, Gravatt, Gunn, Holt, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rison, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Wendenburg, West—23.

The following committee amendments were agreed to:

On page 2, line 14, strike out the words "thirty-five hundred" and insert in lieu thereof the words three thousand."

On page 5, line 14, strike out the words “thirty-five hundred” and insert in lieu thereof the words "three thousand.”

On page 4, line 7, after word "courts” add a period, and strike out rest of line 7 and all of lines 8 to 12, inclusive.

By the following vote-aves, 24; noes, 16.
Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Andrews, Bowers, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Downing, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Gravatt, Hening, Jeffreys, Jordan, Keith, Mathews, Rinehart, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Thornton, Webb-24.

Nays-Messrs. Allen, Barham, Buchanan, Byrd, Drewry, Goolrick, Gunn, Holt, Lacy, Mapp, Mitchell, Rison, Trinkle, Walker, Wendenburg, West-16.

The amendment offered by Mr. Cannon was agreed to.

MR. MAPP moved to dispense with the reading of the bill, as required by section 50 of the Constitution, and the Senate being sat? isfied that an emergency exists, it was agreed to by the following voteayes, 29; noes, 6.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Addison, Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Byrd, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Downing, Drewry, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goolrick, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Strode, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Wendenburg, West-29.

NAYS—Messrs. Davis, Goodloe, Jordan, Robertson, Royall, Webb-6.

The bill as amended was then ordered to be engrossed; and being forthwith engrossed, on his further motion, was passed with its title by the following vote_ayes, 28 ; noes, 7.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS-Messrs. Addison Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Cannon, Corbitt, Downing, Drewry, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goolrick, Gravatt, Gunn, Holt, Keith, Lacy, Mapp, Mitchell, Rinehart, Rison, Strode, Thornton, Trinkle, Walker, Wendenburg, West-28.

Nays-Messrs. Davis, Goodloe, Hening, Jordan, Robertson, Royall, Webb-7.

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

On motion of MR. DREWRY, the Senate adjourned until Monday at 12 o'clock M.

J. TAYLOR ELLYSON,

President of the Senate. O. V. HANGER,

Clerk of the Senate.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1918.

Lieutenant-Governor J. TAYLOR ELLYSON in the chair.
The Journal of Friday was read by the Clerk.

The following communication from the House of Delegates, by their Clerk, was received and read:

In House of Delegates, January 18, 1918. The House of Delegates has passed Senate bills, entitled, an act to make available for general purposes an appropriation heretofore made for the Legislative Reference Bureau for certain specific purposes, No. 33; and 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 officers, and to declare an emergency, No. 34.

They have passed House bills entitled an act to authorize the board of supervisors of Augusta county to issue 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, No. 1; an act 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, No. 2; and an act to amend and re-enact section 59 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 States enacting the same, approved February 24, 1916, No. 4, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

II. 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, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

H. B. No. 2. 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, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee on County, City and Town Organization.

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 States enacting the same, approved February 24, 1916, was taken up, read the first time and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

MR. WALKER, from the Committee for Courts of Justice, reported without amendments:

S. Jt. Res. No committee shall report any bill unless the patron thereof or some person interested therein shall appear before the committee having consideration of the bill and state on his own knowledge whether the Code revisors have dealt with the subject matter, etc.

IIe, from the same committee, reported without amendments :

S. Jt. Res. No. 6. Proposing 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.

He, from the same committee, reported with amendments:

S. B. No. 69. A bill to validate certificates of acknowledgment to deeds and other writings recorded in Virginia, taken before certain officials in foreign countries.

He, froin the same committee, reported without amendments :

S. B. No. 49. 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; with recommendation that it be referred to the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

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

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 coulification of the ordinances of the city of Norfolk, approved March 10, 1902, approved February 5, 1915; with recommendation that it be referred to the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

Mr. BOAVERS, froin 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. 83. A bill prescribing the method by which cities having a population of more than 50,000 and less than 100,000, according to the United States census of 1910, may sell water in territory not now within their corporate limits; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on General Laws.

MR. WALKER. by leave, presented

S. B. No. 89. A bill to revise, arrange and consolidate into a Code the general statutes of the Commonwealth ; which was taken up and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

MR. WALKER moved to dispense with the reading and printing of the bill, which was agreed to.

MR. MATHEWS, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 90. A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled "an act to constitute capitation tax a lien upon real estate owned by the person at the time such capitation tax is assessed,” approved February 19, 1896, as amended by an act approved December 3, 1903; which was taken up and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

MESSRS. Gunn and THORNTON, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 91. A bill declaring the shares of stock of banks, banking associations, trust and security companies to be intangible personal property for purposes of taxation, and fixing the date of taxation thereon; which was taken up and referred to the Committee on Finance.

MR. THORNTON, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 92. A bill to validate, ratify, approve and confirm certain bonds hereafter to be issued, and the election held on December 12, 1916, authorizing the issuance of such bonds by Alexandria county for Washington magisterial district for the purpose of macadamizing and otherwise permanently improving public roads and bridges in said magisterial district; which was taken up and referred to the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

MR. MATHEWS, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 93. A bill to amend and re-enact sub-sections four and seven of section thirty-nine of the charter of the city of Norfolk, as amended by an act approved March 20, 1916; which was taken up and referred to the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

MR. MATHEWS, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 94. A bill to amend and re-enact sul-section four of section twenty of the charter of the city of Norfolk, as amended by an act approved March 17, 1916; which was taken up and referred to the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

MR. Mathews, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 95. A bill to amend the sixth sub-section of section 20 of the charter of the city of Norfolk, as amended by an act approved March 17, 1916; which was taken up and referred to the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

MR. Mathews, by leave, presented

S. B. No. 96. A bill authorizing the councils of cities in this Commonwealth having, by the last United States census, a population in excess of 65,000 inhabitants and less than 100,000, to increase, during their respective terms, the salaries of captains and sergeants of the police force and assistant chief or chiefs of the fire department, and other city officials, whose original term of office has been extended by law, and to ratify and confirm ordinances heretofore passed by any said city, providing for any said increase ; which was taken up and referred to the Joint Committee on Special, Private and Local Legislation.

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