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The bill was read for information.

Senator Brookhart moved that action on this bill be deferred and that it be put at the foot of the calendar, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Brookhart Senate File No. 269, a bill for an act to repeal paragraph one (1) of section seventy-one hundred sixteen (7116) of the compiled code of Iowa and to enact a substitute therefor, relating to the statute of limitation, with report of committee recommending passage, was taken up, considered, and the report of the committee adopted.

The bill was read for information.

Senator Brookhart moved that the reading just had be considered the third reading, which motion prevailed.

On the question “Shall the bill pass ?” the vote was:

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The bill having failed to receive a constitutional majority was declared to have failed to pass the Senate.

On motion of Senator Brookhart Senate File No. 273, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify section eighty-one hundred sixty-eight (8168) of the compiled code of Iowa, relating to the release of common law or statutory liens on personal property, with report of committee recommending passage, was taken up, considered, and the report of the committee adopted.

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Senator Abben moved that the reading just had be considered the third reading, which motion prevailed.

On the question "Shall the bill pass?" the vote was:

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Adams
Dutcher
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Romkey
Bergman
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Bowman
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Shaff
Cessna
Goodwin
McIntosh

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Hartman

Rees The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to have passed the Senate and the title was agreed to.

Senator Price moved that action on Senator Smith's motion, found on page 140 of the Senate Journal, be deferred until Monday, which motion prevailed.

MOTION TO RECONSIDER FILED

Mr. PRESIDENT: I move to reconsider the vote by which Senate File No. 269 failed to pass the Senate.

B. M. STODDARD.

The Journal of December 14th was corrected and approved.

On motion of Senator Stoddard the Senate adjourned until 10 a. m. Monday.

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The Senate met in regular session, President John Hammill presiding.

Prayer was offered by Col. L. W. Ainsworth, secretary of the Senate.

On motion of Senator Brookins rule 33 was suspended for the day.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS

The following petitions were presented, and referred to the designated committees :

By Senator Ethell, from the citizens of Appanoose county urging law relating to use of Bibles in school rooms. Schools.

By Senator Mantz, from Camp 1717, Modern Woodmen of America, Panora, protesting fraternal insurance legislation. Insurance.

By Senator Tuck, from Camp No. 1665, Modern Woodmen of America, Lenox, protesting fraternal insurance legislation. In

surance.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of absence was granted as follows: Senator McIntosh for the day, on request of Senator Price; Senator Romkey for the day, on request of Senator Price; Senator Cessna for the day, on request of Senator Price; Senator Rees until Thursday, on request of Senator Dutcher; Senator Shaff for the day, on request of Senator Bergman.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Senate File No. 287, by Senator Perkins, a bill for an act to legalize acknowledgments of instruments in writing heretofore taken by notaries public, additional to section twenty-nine hundred and forty-two (2942) of the code and chapter one hundred

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seventy-three of the acts of the Thirty-seventh General Assembly.

Read first and second times and referred to committee on judiciary No. 1.

SENATE MESSENGERS APPOINTED

I hereby appoint the following messengers in the Senate: Louis J.
King and Harry Cooper.
December 17, 1923.

JOHN HAMMILL, Lieut. Governor.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE

Senator Brookhart submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on judiciary No. 2 to which was referred Senate File No. 267, a bill for an act to repeal paragraphs twentythree (23) and twenty-four (24) of section sixty-nine hundred eighty-two (6982) of the supplement to the compiled code of Iowa, relating to the fees chargeable by the clerk of the district court, begs leave to report it has had the same under consideration and recommends the same do pass.

J. L. BROOKHART, Chairman. Ordered passed on file.

Also:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on judiciary No. 2 to which was referred Senate File No. 245, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify sections eight thousand four hundred seventy-eight (8748) and eight thousand four hundred seventy-nine (8479) of the compiled code of Iowa, relating to the clerk of the supreme court, beg leave to report it has had the same under consideration and recommends the same do pass.

J. L. BROOKHART, Chairman, Ordered passed on file.

MOTION TO AMEND RULE NO. 30 CONSIDERED

Senator Smith called the following motion up for consideration:

Amend Rule No. 30 by striking out the period (.) at the end of the second paragraph thereof, inserting in lieu thereof a comma (,) and adding the following: “and bills reported out for passage, for amendment and passage, or without recommendation by a committee shall not be acted upon until at least one legislative day after the printed Journal, containing said report, has been placed upon the desks of the members of the Senate."

Senator Buser offered the following amendment and moved its adoption:

Amend by striking out all after the (:) after the word "following” in line three, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

"And bills reported out by a committee recommending passage, or amendment and passage, or without recommendation, shall not be acted upon before the expiration of one legislative day after the printed Journal containing such report has been placed upon the desks of the members of the Senate."

The amendment was adopted.

The motion prevailed, and the amendment to the rule was adopted.

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The following messages were received from the House:
ME. PRESIDENT: I am directed to inform your honorable body that the
House has amended and passed the following bill in which the concurrence
of the House was asked:

Senate File No. 39, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify section seven hundred four (704) of the compiled code of Iowa, relating to the administration of oaths.

Also: That the House has passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the Senate is asked:

House File No. 78, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify chapter three (3) of title twenty-three (23) of the compiled code of Iowa, relating to occupying claimants.

Also: That the House has passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the Senate is asked:

House File No. 272, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify section eighty-nine hundred two (8902) of the compiled code of Iowa, relating to corruption in elections.

Also: That the House has concurred in the Senate amendment to the following bill:

House File No. 148, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify chapter twenty (20) of title twelve (12) of the compiled code of Iowa, relating to changing names of villages.

A. C. GUSTAFSON, Chief Clerk.

THIRD READING OF BILLS

On motion of Senator Brookhart House File No. 10, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify chapter six (6) of title two (2) of the compiled code of Iowa and of the supplement to said code, relating to the department of justice and the attorney general, was taken up and considered, having been recalled from the House.

Senator Brookhart offered the following amendments and moved their adoption:

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