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tion and recommends the same be amended as follows; and when so amended the bill do pass:

Amend by inserting the word "public" after the word "all" in line one of section one.

Amend by striking out of section one beginning with the semi-colon in line three the words "cities not controlling the city bridge fund shall construct and keep in repair all culverts which are thirty-six (36) inches or less in diameter within the city" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "and shall construct and keep in repair all public culverts within the limits of said corporations."

W. G. HASKELL, Chairman. Ordered passed on file.

Senator Ethell submitted the following report: MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on county and township affairs to which was referred Senate File No. 139, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify chapter eleven (11) of title twelve (12) of the compiled code of Iowa and of the supplement to said code, relating to county bonds, begs leave to report it has had the same under consideration and recommends the same be amended as follows; and when so amended the bill do pass:

Amend by striking out of line six (6), section two (2), all following the word "which" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "is authorized by law to levy its own bridge tax."

Also amend by adding as section 18 following section 17 the following: "The provisions of this chapter shall not be so construed as to limit in any way the application of the provisions of section thirty-two hundred fortyone-a two (3241-a2) of the supplement to the compiled code."

JOHN J. ETHELL, Chairman. Ordered passed on file.

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MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on county and township affairs to which was referred Senate File No. 133, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify sections thirty-one hundred eighty (3180) and thirty-one hundred eighty-six (3186) of the compiled code of Iowa, relating to county recorders, begs leave to report it has had the same under consideration and recommends the same be amended as follows; and when so amended the bill do pass:

Amend by adding the following sections:

Section 2. Record of fees. Each such officer shall keep a record to be known as the "fee book" of the office to which it relates and shall be kept in such office as a part of the permanent county records. It shall be ruled in appropriate columns for the date, kind of service, for whom rendered and the amount of fee collected; and, when the charge is for recording an instrument, the names of the parties thereto. All said items shall be entered upon said record at the time the service is rendered.

Sction 3. Fee book of recorder. In addition to the requirements of the

last preceding section the recorder shall enter in his fee book the exact time of filing each instrument, the number and character thereof, and the names of the grantors and grantees therein.

In numbering said instruments, he shall start with number one (1), immediately after the date of his settlement with the board of supervisors each year, and continue to number them consecutively till his next settlement with said board.

Amend the title by inserting after the word "code" in line two "and section thirty-two hundred thirty-one-a twenty-six (3231-a26) of the supplement to the compiled code.”

Amend the enacting clause by inserting after the word "code" in line two “and section thirty-two hundred thirty-one-a 26 (3231-a26) of the supplement to the compiled code.”

JOHN J. ETHELL, Chairman. Ordered passed on file.

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MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on county and township affairs to whom was referred Senate File No. 145, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify chapter seventeen (17) of title twelve (12) of the compiled code of Iowa, relating to official newspapers, begs leave to report it has had the same under consideration and recommends the same be amended as follows; and when so amended the bill do pass:

Amend by striking from section sixteen (16) beginning after the word "equivalent" in line three (3) the following: "for each insertion" and inserting a period (.) after the word “equivalent" in said line.

Also amend section five (5) by striking out all after the word “delivery" in line five (5) of said section and inserting a period (.) after the word "delivery”.

JOHN J. ETHELL, Chairman. Ordered passed on file.

Senator Wichman submitted the following report: MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on elections to which was referred Senate File No. 35, a bill for an act relating to vacancies in office begs leave to report it has had the same under consideration and recommends the same be amended as follows; and when so amended the bill do pass:

Amend by striking from line 2 of paragraph 2, setcion 1, the following: "officers elected in districts larger than a county."

Also by striking from lines 9 and 10 of the same paragraph the following: "officers chosen by the General Assembly if the legislature is not in session."

Also by striking from line one of paragraph 4 of section 1 the words "those of”.

Also by striking out paragraph 6 of section 1 and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"Clerk of the district court. In the office of the clerk of the district court, by the said court or by a judge thereof, by order entered of record in the court journal which order shall be effective until the vacancy shall be filled in the manner provided by law."

Also by striking from line one of paragraph 7 of section 1 the words "all other."

J. E. WICHMAN, Chairman. Ordered passed on file.

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MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on elections to which was referred Senate File No. 33, a bill for an act relating to release of sureties, begs leave to report it has had the same under consideration and recommends the same be amended as follows; and when so amended the bill do pass:

Amend by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

That section 638 of the compiled code of Iowa is amended, revised and codified to read as follows:

Section 1. Sureties Relieved on Notice. If any surety on a bond re quired by law shall so elect, his liability thereon may be cancelled at any time by giving thirty days' notice in writing to the person or persons authorized to approve said bond and to the officer or person with whom the same is required to be filed or deposited by law, and refunding the premium paid, if any, less a pro rata part thereof for the time said bond shall have been in force. The liability and indemnity created by said bond shall extend to the date of cancellation as provided by this chapter.

Amend the title by striking out the title as it appears in said bill and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

An act to amend, revise and codify section 638 of the compiled code of Iowa, relating to the release of sureties on bonds required by law.

J. E. WICHMAN, Chairman. Ordered passed on file.

Senator Cessna submitted the following report: MP. PRESIDENT: Your committee on departmental affairs to which was referred Senate File No. 9, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify sections one hundred forty-four (144), one hundred forty-six (146) to one hundred forty-nine (149), inclusive, one hundred fifty-one (151), one hundred fifty-three (153) to one hundred sixty (160), inclusive, of the compiled code of Iowa, and section one hundred fifty (150) of the supplement to said code, relating to appropriations and the drawing and expenditure thereof, and to certain powers and duties of the treasurer of state, and to the security of the public funds, begs leave to report it has had the same under consideration and recommends the same do pass.

T. C. CESSNA, Chairman. Ordered passed on file.

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MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on departmental affairs to which was referred Senate File No. 17, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify chapter fifteen (15) of title two (2) of the supplement to the compiled code of Iowa, relating to deputies for certain state officers, begs leave to report it has had the same under consideration and recommends the same

do pass.

T. C. CESSNA, Chairman.

Ordered passed on file.

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MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on departmental affairs to which was referred House File No. 58, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify sections twelve hundred fourteen (1214), twelve hundred seventeen (1217), twelve hundred eighteen (1218), twelve hundred twenty-two (1222) and twelve hundred twenty-six (1226) of the compiled code of Iowa and section twelve hundred nineteen (1219) of the supplement to said code, relating to the practice of professional engineering and land surveying, begs leave to report it has had the same under consideration and recommends the same be amended as follows; and when so amended the bill do pass:

Amend section seven (7) by adding to the last line thereof, following the word "duties", the words "but in no event shall the state be chargeable with any expense incurred under the provisions of this act.”

T. C. CESSNA, Chairman. Ordered passed on file.

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MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on departmental affairs to which was referred Senate File No. 7, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify section ninety-four (94) of the compiled code of Iowa, relating to the duties of the governor, begs leave to report it has had the same under consideration and recommends the same do pass.

T. C. CESSNA, Chairman. Ordered passed on file.

Senator Gilchrist moved that the Senate adjourn until 10 a. m. Tuesday.

Senator Cessna moved to amend the motion by making the hour 9 a. m.

The amendment was lost.

The motion prevailed and the Senate adjourned until 10 a. m. Tuesday.

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

SENATE CHAMBER,
DES MOINES, IOWA, DECEMBER 18, 1923.

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

Prayer was offered by Rev. A. C. Grafton, pastor of the Presbyterian church, Middletown, Iowa.

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

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS

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

By Senator Schmedika, from Camp No. 2096, Modern Woodmen of America, Alden; by Senator Shinn, from Camp No. 2843, Modern Woodmen of America, Manilla; and by Senator Hartman, from Camp No. 2809, Modern Woodmen of America, Wadena, protesting fraternal insurance legislation. Insurance.

By Senator Scott, from citizens of Marshall county, urging law relative to placing of all schools under state supervision. Schools.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

The following message was received from the House:
MR. PRESIDENT: I am directed to inform your honorable body that the
House has passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the Senate
is asked:

House File No. 160, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify sections three thousand six hundred eighty-seven (3687), three thousand seven hundred (3700) and three thousand seven hundred three (3703) of the compiled code of Iowa, relating to municipal corporations.

A. C. GUSTAFSON, Chief Clerk.

HOUSE MESSAGE CONSIDERED

House File No. 160, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify sections three thousand six hundred eighty-seven (3687),

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