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there is any precedent for a petition from the General Assembly to the State Supreme Court for any early decision upon a pending suit; and if so, what were the subjects involved and the circumstances attendant upon such action.

At 12:10 o'clock p. m., on motion of Mr. Jewell, the Senate adjourned.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1928, 10:00 O'CLOCK A. M.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Hon. Richard J. Barr, President pro tempore of the Senate presiding.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

The President pro tempore of the Senate announced that he had examined the Journal of Tuesday, January 10, 1928, and found no corrections to make, and unless some Senator had corrections to offer, the Journal would stand approved. No corrections being offered the Journal was ordered to stand approved.

The Secretary of the Senate then read the following list of the officers and employees provided for by Senate Resolution No. 5, adopted January 10, 1928:

Secretary of the Senate-James H. Paddock.

Assistant Secretary of the Senate-Albert R. Livingstone.

Chief Stenographer to Secretary of the Senate-Louise M. Hardt.
Assistant Stenographer-Anna M. C. Knox.

Record Clerk-Lena Tolan.

Printed Bill Clerk-A. D. Nichols.
Sergeant at Arms-T. B. Scouten.

Postmaster-Mrs. S. D. Bradley.

Assistant Postmaster-Lura Tilley.

Executive Assistant to President-B. P. White.

Stenographer and Executive Clerk, President's Office-L. Cody.
Messenger, President's Office-Ralph J. Revells.

Janitor, President's Office George Hastens.

Clerk of the Contingent Expense Committee-James Durkin.
Doorkeeper-William Hedrick.

Doorkeeper-William Wright.

Stenographer for Enrolling Bills-Mrs. Mable Tefenbrook.
Cloakroom Attendant-Harris L. Bale.

Cloakroom Attendant-Charles Curtis.
Floor Janitor-George McWilliams.
Floor Janitor-J. B. Parsons.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Dailey offered the following motion, which was unanimously adopted:

I move that an invitation be extended to the Honorable Edmund K. Jarecki, County Judge of Cook County, Illinois, to present to the members of the Senate on next Tuesday evening at 8:30 o'clock, at a place to be designated later, the history and purpose of "A School for Voters" or "A Day at the Polls."

READING BILLS OF THE SENATE THE SECOND TIME.

Senate Bill No. 1, a bill for "An Act to limit the indebtedness of counties having a population of less than 500,000 and cities, townships,

school districts and other municipal corporations having a population. of less than 300,000."

time.

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second

Mr. Mason offered the following amendments to the bill:

AMENDMENT No. 1.

Amend the title of printed Senate Bill No. 1, on page 1, by striking the words, "cities, townships, school districts, and other municipal corporations having a population of less than 300,000," and inserting in lieu thereof the words, "school districts having a population of less than 1,000."

AMENDMENT No. 2.

Amend printed Senate Bill No. 1, on page 1, section 1, by striking the words, "city, township, school district, or other municipal corporations having a population of less than 300,000" and inserting in lieu thereof the words, "school districts having a population of less than 1,000."

Mr. Mason moved that the Senate go into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of considering the bill and amendments, which motion was decided in the negative.

By unanimous consent, the President pro tempore of the Senate announced that Mr. Kirkpatrick, Attorney of the Illinois Agriculture Association would address the Senate in relation to the bill under consideration.

At the conclusion of Mr. Kirkpatrick's remarks, on motion of Mr. Lantz, the further consideration of the bill and pending amendments was postponed to, and made the special order for Tuesday, January 17, 1928.

Senate Bill No. 26, a bill for "An Act making an appropriation for the payment of mileage and incidental expenses to each member of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Fifty-fifth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, at the first special session thereof."

time.

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second

And the question being, "Shall the bill be transcribed, typed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

Senate Bill No. 27, a bill for "An Act making an appropriation for the payment of the officers of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Fifty-fifth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, at the first special session thereof."

time.

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second

And the question being, "Shall the bill be transcribed, typed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

Senate Bill No. 28, a bill for "An Act making appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Fifty-fifth General Assembly, at the first special session thereof."

time.

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second

And the question being, "Shall the bill be transcribed, typed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

The following bills were introduced, each of which were read by title, ordered printed, and under the rules, were referred by the Presi dent pro tempore of the Senate as follows:

By Mr. Starr, Senate Bill No. 29, a bill for “An Act to amend section 9 of Article II of 'An Act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof, in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State,' approved June 19, 1885, in force July 1, 1885, as amended."

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Starr, the bill was at once taken up and read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading and to be printed.

By Mr. Starr, Senate Bill No. 30, a bill for "An Act to amend section 63 of 'An Act in regard to elections, and to provide for filling vacancies in elective offices,' approved April 3, 1872, as amended."

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Starr, the bill was at once taken up and read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading and to be printed.

By Mr. Starr, Senate Bill No. 31, a bill for "An Act to amend sections 3, 4, 5. 6, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 28 of Article III of 'An Act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State,' approved June 19, 1885, as amended and to add sections 16a and 35 and 36 thereto."

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Starr, the bill was at once taken up and read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading and to be printed.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The following message from the House of Representatives was taken up for consideration, and on motion of Mr. Dailey, was concurred in:

A message from the House by Mr. McCann, Clerk:

Mr. President-I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has adopted the following joint resolution, in the adoption of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the Senate, to-wit:

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2.

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That when the two Houses adjourn today they stand adjourned until Tuesday, January 17, 1928, at 10:00 o'clock a. m. Adopted by the House, January 11, 1928.

B. H. MCCANN, Clerk of the House.

At 11:00 o'clock a. m., on motion of Mr. Mason, the Senate adjourned.

Thereupon the President pro tempore of the Senate declared that the Senate stood adjourned until Tuesday, January 17, 1928, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1928, 10:00 O'CLOCK A. M.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Hon. Richard J. Barr, President pro tempore of the Senate, presiding. Prayer by the Chaplain, appointed for this week, the Rev. Jerry Wallace, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Springfield, Illinois.

The presiding officer announced that he had examined the Journal of Wednesday, January 11, 1928, and found no corrections to make, and unless some Senator had corrections to offer, the Journal would stand approved. No corrections being offered the Journal was ordered to stand approved.

Mr. Barbour called to the attention of the Senate the recent bereavement suffered by Honorable Clarence F. Buck, former member of the Senate from Monmouth, Warren County, in the death of his wife, and on motion of Mr. Barbour, the following telegram was ordered sent to ex-Senator Buck, to be signed by the President pro tempore and Secretary of the Senate:

SPRINGFIELD, ILL., January 17, 1928.

Hon. Clarence F. Buck, Monmouth, Illinois:

The members of the State Senate tender to you and your sorrowing family their heartfelt sympathy in your great bereavement. Mrs. Buck's life was one of splendid devotion to those about her and a wonderful inspiration to all who were privileged to know her.

J. H. PADDOCK,

Secretary of the Senate.

RICHARD J. BARR,

President Pro Tempore of the Senate.

Mr. Dailey announced to the Senate, that Senator Hughes and Senator Brown were absent from today's session for the reason that they were attending the funeral of the wife of ex-Senator Buck.

REPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEES.

Mr. Steinert, from the Committee on Enrolling, Transcribing and Typing Bills, reported that bills of the following titles have been correctly engrossed and are returned herewith:

SENATE BILL No. 26.

A bill for "An Act making an appropriation for the payment of mileage and incidental expenses to each member of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Fifty-fifth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, at the first special session thereof."

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