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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

By Mr. Searcy, Senate Bill No. 36, a bill for "An Act to amend section 8 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the creation of pleasure driveway and park districts,' approved June 19, 1893, in force July 1, 1893, as subsequently amended."

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Searcy, 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. Marks, Senate Bill No. 37, a bill for "An Act in relation to the dissemination of information as to candidates for public office." By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Marks, the bill was at once taken up and read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading, and to be printed.

At 6:15 o'clock p. m., on motion of Mr. Barr, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1928, 10:00 O'CLOCK A. M.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Hon. Fred E. Sterling, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate, presiding.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

The President of the Senate announced that he had examined the Journal of Tuesday, January 24, 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.

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. 2.

A bill for "An Act to amend section 2 of 'An Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes,' approved May 9, 1901, in force July 1, 1901, as amended."

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."

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."

SENATE BILL NO. 32.

A bill for "An Act to repeal certain Acts therein named."

SENATE BILL No. 34.

A bill for "An Act to provide for committees, conventions, delegates and officers of political parties, and to define their powers."

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Barr offered the following resolution:

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 1.

Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That when the two Houses adjourn today, they stand in recess until Tuesday, February 7, 1928, at 5:00 o'clock p. m.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Barr, the resolution was taken up for consideration and adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mrs. Bohrer introduced Senate Bill No. 38, a bill for "An Act to amend section 31 of 'An Act in regard to elections, and to provide for filling vacancies in elective offices,' approved April 3, 1872, as amended." And by unanimous consent, on motion of Mrs. Bohrer, the bill was read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading and to be printed.

RECALL TO SECOND READING.

On motion of Mr. Hicks, Senate Bill No. 20, a bill for "An Act to amend section 7 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, as amended." Was recalled from the order of third reading, to the order of second reading, for amendment.

Mr. Hicks offered the following amendments to the bill:

AMENDMENT No. 1.

Amend Senate Bill No. 20, as printed, by adding to section 1, line 1, of the printed bill after the words "Article II" the words "and section 6 of Article V."

AMENDMENT No. 2.

Amend Senate Bill No. 20, by adding after line 17, of page 2, of the printed bill, the following:

Sec. 6. If, upon opening the various returns so made by the board of canvassers as aforesaid, there shall be anything to indicate that a change has been made in such returns since signing the same by the judges or clerks, or if any fraud in any respect touching such returns, it shall then be the duty of said canvassing board to have all the tallies opened and examined. If there shall be any doubt as to the genuineness of such returns for any precinct, and as to the actual vote as originally returned, and the truth respecting the same remains uncertain, it shall be the duty of such canvassers to examine any person or persons, who were present at the time of the proclamation so made by the judges of election in such precinct, about which any doubt arises, and the board shall be permitted to place such parties or witnesses on oath, and examine them touching the same, and it shall be their duty to call such parties who were present at the time of such proclamation to come before them, and a subpoena may be issued by the County Court, under the direction of said board, compelling any such witnesses to come before said board and give their evidence touching the matter in controversy; and thereupon it shall be the duty of said board to declare the result of the vote in any such precinct, in regard to which any question arises, as it was proclaimed by the judges of election after the

canvass by them in such precinct, which result, when so declared, shall be binding and conclusive.

And, provided further, that any elector in any county in the State may file with the judge of the County Court of the county in which such elector resides a petition asking that the votes of any precinct or precincts in the county be recounted. At least seven (7) days' notice of the hearing on said petition shall be given to all parties in interest. At said hearing witnesses may be examined and if in the judgment of the court a mistake in said count has been made or fraud in the returns has been committed such recount may be ordered to be made. Such recount shall be under the supervision of the court and shall be made in such manner as the court shall direct. The result of such recount shall be substituted for the original precinct returns and shall be canvassed as the official precinct returns for the precint or precints in question.

After debate, on motion of Mr. Hicks, the further consideration of the bill and amendments was postponed.

READING BILLS OF THE SENATE THE SECOND TIME.

Senate Bill No. 33, a bill for "An Act in relation to delegates and alternate delegates to national nominating conventions, delegates and alternate delegates-at-large to such conventions, and candidates for President of the United States."

time.

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

Mr. Hicks offered the following amendment to the bill:

Amend Senate Bill 33 as printed by adding to section 4, page 2, at the end of line 8, the following paragraph:

Each person seeking to be elected as delegate or alternate delegate to the National nominating convention of his party shall file, along with his nominating petition, a statement in writing signed by him in which he shall state the name of the candidate of his choice for nomination for President of the United States; or, in lieu thereof, may file a statement to the effect that he has no preference for candidates for President of the United States. The Secretary of State shall not permit a petition of a candidate for delegate or alternate delegate to the National nominating convention to be filed unless accompanied by such statement. Any candidate for President of the United States for whom a preference is stated by any candidate for delegate or alternate delegate to a nominating convention may, at any time after the filing of such petition and before the name of such candidate for delegate or alternate delegate to a National nominating convention is certified to the various county clerks for printing, file in the office of the Secretary of State, an instrument in writing disavowing the candidacy of the person who has so filed a nominating petition for delegate or alternate delegate to a National nominating convention, and in case such candidate for President of the United States shall disavow the candidacy of the candidate for delegate or alternate delegate, as aforesaid, the name of such candidate for delegate or alternate delegate so disavowed shall not be certified to the various county clerks for printing upon the official primary ballot.

After debate, on motion of Mr. Hicks, the further consideration of the bill and amendment was postponed.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

On motion of Mr. Telford, the following message from the House of Representatives was taken up and on his motion was concurred in by the Senate.

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 preamble and joint resolution, in the adoption of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the Senate, to-wit:

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 5.

WHEREAS, July Fourth, nineteen hundred twenty-eight, is the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the capture of Kaskaskia by General George Rogers Clark; and

WHEREAS, Kaskaskia was, in 1778, the British capital of the Illinois country, and its capture extended the dominion of the American Union over the territory that now embraces this State; and

WHEREAS, The Northwest Territory Commission as a part of its program for the celebration of the sesqui-centennial of the George Rogers Clark expeditions, and in advance of the Northwest Territory Exposition, to be held at Cahokia in 1929, is fostering celebrations at Fort Massac, Kaskaskia and Cahokia on the one hundred and fiftieth anniversaries of their capture by Clark, for the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, The Illinois Historical Society has consented to participate and cooperate with, and the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Sons of the American Revolution will be invited to participate and cooperate with the Northwest Territory Commission in the aforesaid commemorations; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives of the First Special Session of the Fifty-fifth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, the Senate concurring herein, That this General Assembly heartily endorses the plans for the commemoration at Kaskaskia, at Fort Massac and at Cahokia, of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the capture of these respective historical places, during the year 1928, A. D., and urges all State, county and municipal officials to lend their aid in making these occasions suitable and proper tributes to the Revolutionary War Leader who made possible the inclusion of the territory of this State of Illinois under the flag of the United States of America.

Adopted, by the House, January 24, 1928.

B. H. MCCANN, Clerk of the House.

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

Mr. President-I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed a bill of the following title, in the passage of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the Senate, to-wit:

HOUSE BILL No. 29.

A bill for "An Act authorizing certain park commissioners to set apart and grant a site for the construction and accommodation of a historical museum and library under the conditions set forth."

Passed the House, January 25, 1928.

B. H. MCCANN, Clerk of the House.

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