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relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Judiciary and Judicial Practice.

Mr. Olson introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 474, for “An Act to amend sections 17, 21 and 39 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to prevent fraud in the sale of dairy products, their imitation or substitutes, to prohibit and prevent the manufacture and sale of unhealthful, adulterated or misbranded foods, liquors or dairy products, to provide for the appointment of a State Food Commissioner and his assistants, to define their powers and duties and to repeal all Acts relating to the production, manufacture and sale of dairy and food products and liquors in conflict herewith,' approved May 14, 1907, and in force July 1, 1907, as amended by subsequent Acts,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Agriculture, Live Stock and Dairying.

Mr. Tossey introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 475, for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act in relation to practice and procedure in courts of record,' approved June 3, 1907, in force July 1, 1907, as subsequently amended by amending section eighty-eight (88) thereof,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Judiciary and Judicial Practice.

Mr. Landee introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 476, for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges,' approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, by amending section seventy-four (74) thereof,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Roads, Highways and Bridges.

Mr. Keller introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 477, for "An Act making an appropriation for the care of the Garrison Hill Cemetery,

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Appropriations.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Swanson offered the following resolution, which, under the rules, was laid over:

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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 23. WHEREAS, The Illinois Legislative Insurance Committee has rendered its report on fire insurance rates and rating in the State of Illinois, together with a history of State rate making efforts in other states and with sug. gestions for remedial legislation; and,

WHEREAS, Said report indicates the vast amount of labor performed by the committee in a non-partisan and thorough manner; and,

WHEREAS, Much work has been done by said committee in codifying the insurance laws of this State which should be utilized for the benefit of the State; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That the appreciation and thanks of the General Assembly be, and are hereby expressed and extended said committee for its services and said committee is hereby requested to complete its codification of the insurance laws of this State.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Campbell offered the following resolution, which was laid over under the rules:

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 24.

Amendment to article 2 by adding a new section to stand as section 21 of

article 2 of the Constitution. Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That the following amendment to stand to section 21 of article 2 of the Constitution be proposed and submitted to a vote of the electors at the regular election to be held on Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1916:

SEC. 21. Nothing contained in this Constitution shall be construed to limit the power of the Legislature to enact laws for the protection of the lives, health, or safety of employees; or for the payment, either by employers, or by employers and employees or otherwise, either directly or through a state or other system of, insurance or otherwise, of compensation for injuries to employees or for death of employees resulting from such injuries without regard to fault as a cause thereof, except where the injury is occasioned by the willful intention of the injured employee to bring about the injury or death of himself or of another, or where the injury results solely from the intoxication of the injured employee while on duty; or for the adjustment, determination and settlement, with or without trial by jury, of issues which may arise under such legislation; or to provide that the right of such compensation and the remedy therefor shall be exclusive of all other rights and remedies for injuries to employees or for death resulting from such injuries; or to provide that the amount of such compensation for death shall not exceed a fixed or determinable sum: Provided, that all moneys paid by an employer to his employees or their legal representatives, by reason of the enactment of any of the laws herein authorized, shall be held to be a proper charge in the cost of operating the business of the employer..

By unanimous consent, Mr. Campbell offered the following resolution, which, under the rules, was laid over for one day:

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 25.

Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That this the Forty-ninth General Assembly, on the 28th day of May, 1915, take a recess of ten (10) days, preliminary to adjournment, and that this General Assembly adjourn sine die on June 8, 1915.

On motion of Mr. Campbell, the following resolution offered by him March 2, 1915, was ordered to lie on the table:

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 5.

Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That this, the Forty-ninth General Assembly, on the 30th day of April, 1915, take a recess of ten (10) days, preliminary to adjournment, and that this General Assembly adjourn sine die on May 10, 1915.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Curtis offered the following resolution, which, under the rules, was laid over for one day:

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 26.

WHEREAS, The logic of events has demonstrated that this nation needs a strong navy in order to protect the rights of American citizens, and to command the respect of foreign governments to the end that we may thus preserve an honorable and lasting peace with all the nations of the world; therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That we request our Senators and Representatives in Congress to use their best endeavors to secure the adoption of our Federal government of a strong naval policy with a view of building up a navy adequate to maintain our international rights and to protect us against the encroachments of any nation of the world and, be it further

Resolved, That nothing in this resolution shall be construed as reflecting on the policy of the national administration, nor in any way effecting our neutrality in the present European war.

At 5:15 o'clock p. m., on motion of Mr. Bailey, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1915, 10:00 O'CLOCK A. M.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment,
Hon. Stephen D. Canaday, President pro tempore, presiding.
Prayer by the Chaplain.

The question of the approval of the Journal of Wednesday, May 12, 1915, was postponed until Tuesday, May 18, 1915.

Senator Abt presented an invitation from East St. Louis Lodge No. 664, of the B. P. 0. Elks, to attend the convention in that city on May 25th, 26th and 27th. The petition was received, read and ordered placed on file.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

A message from the House by Mr. Vogel, Assistant Clerk:

Mr. President-I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has adopted the following conference committee report: To the Honorable, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House

of Representatives:

We, the undersigned Committee of Conference, appointed to consider the differences between the two Houses, relative to the Senate amendments to House Bill No. 415.

A bill for “An Act to provide for the payment of fifty per cent of losses sustained on account of the slaughter of live stock to suppress the foot and mouth disease and to make an appropriation therefor.".

Beg leave to report that we recommend that the Senate recede from their amendments to the bill.

All of which is respectfully submitted.
E. C. CURTIS,

ISRAEL DUDGEON,
FRED B. Roos,

JOHN F. LYNCH,
E. J. HUGHES,

M. L. IGOE,
ADAM C. CLIFFE,

HAROLD KESSINGER,
P. E. COLEMAN,

ARTHUR ROE, Committee on the part of

Committee on the part of the the Senate.

House of Representatives. Adopted by the House, May 12, 1915.

B. H. MCCANN, Clerk of the House. A message from the House by Mr. Vogel, Assistant Clerk:

Mr. President-I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has concurred with the Senate in the passage of a bill of the following title, to wit:

SENATE BILL No. 135.

"An Act in relation to an Illinois State Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund."

Together with the following amendment in the adoption of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the Senate, to wit, which amendment has been printed:

AMENDMENT No. 1.

Amend section 34 of Senate Bill No. 135, so that the same shall read as follows:

"SEC. 34. The term 'teacher as used in this Act, shall include any teacher, teacher-secretary, supervisor, principal, supervising principal, superintendent or assistant superintendent who shall teach or be employed in the public schools of this State: Provided, however, that service as county superintendent or assistant county superintendent may be counted as a part of the twenty-five years of service required to enable a teacher to receive the annuities provided for in this Act.” Passed the House, as amended, May 12, 1915.

B. H. McCANN, Clerk of the House.

REPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEES.

Mr. N. Elmo Franklin, from the Committee on Engrossed and Enrolled Bills, reported that bills of the following titles have been correctly engrossed and are returned herewith:

SENATE BILL NO. 19.

A bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, by adding thereto an additional section to be known and designated as section 268a."

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SENATE BILL No. 145.

A bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to the commitment and detention of lunatics and to provide for the appointment and removal of conservators and to repeal certain Acts therein named,' approved June 21, 1893, in force July 1, 1893."

SENATE BILL No. 91.

A bill for “An Act to amend an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, by adding a new section thereto numbered 97a."

SENATE BILL No. 107.

A bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to authorize the organization of high school districts,' approved June 5, A. D. 1911, by adding thereto an additional section providing for the discontinuing of such high school districts."

SENATE BILL No. 179.

A bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to the sentence and commitment of persons convicted of crime, and providing for a system of parole, and to provide compensation for the officers of said system of parole,' approved April 21, 1899, in force July 1, 1899."

SENATE BILL NO. 450.

A bill for “An Act to repeal Article XI of an Act entitled, 'An Act to incorporate the city of Jacksonville, in the county of Morgan and State of Illinois,' approved February 15, 1867, as amended by an Act approved March 29, 1869."

Mr. Harris, from the Committee on Labor, Mines and Mining, to whom was referred the special message of Governor Dunne, including the report of the Mining Investigation Commission with six bills upon the subject matter of coal mines and the safety and health of persons

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