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three thousand seven hundred (3700) and three thousand seven hundred three (3703) of the compiled code of Iowa, relating to municipal corporations. Read first and second time and referred to com

mmittee on cities and towns.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE

Senator Cessna submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on departmental affairs to which was referred Senate File No. 53, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify chapter ten (10) of title five (5) of the compiled code of Iowa, and of the supplement to said code, relating to the state fire marshal and the prevention and investigation of fires, 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 the title by striking out the period at the end of the last line and substituting a semi-colon (;) therefor, and by adding the following: "to provide the method of procedure in effecting appeals; also to provide a penalty for a violation thereof”.

Amend section three (3), line two (2) by striking out the words and figure "and two (2) assistant deputies".

Strike out the words "actual and" and the period (.) following "hotel" and the words “other expenses" in section five (5), line two (2).

Strike out the word “deputies” wherever it appears in the bill and substitute the word "deputy" therefor.

Strike out all after the words “Des Moines” in section five (5), line three (3), and substitute the following therefor: "The fire marshal may contract other necessary expenses in the performance of his official duties, but shall not exceed the amount appropriated for the support of his department."

Strike out the words "expedient or” in section seven (7), line two (2).

Strike out the first sentence of section six (6), commencing with the word “The" in line one (1), and ending with the period (.) after the word "state" in line four (4), and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "The state fire marshal, his deputy or inspectors either by themselves or other persons as in this chapter provided, shall immediately investigate the cause, origin, and circumstances of every fire occurring within the state, when so requested in writing by any official mentioned in this section."

Strike out of line two (2) of section seven (7), the words "whenever he deems it expedient or necessary” and substitute therefor the words "when notified as above provided".

Insert after the word “testify" in line one (1) section twelve (12) the following: "except as otherwise provided by law," and the comma following “law”.

Strike out all of section thirteen (13).

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Strike out of line three (3), section fifteen (15) the words "at all times, day or night,” also the comma following "night.”

Strike out of line three (3), section sixteen (16), the words "or for any cause"; also the comma following the word “cause”.

Insert after the word "such" in line ten (10), section sixteen (16), the word "reasonable".

Strike out of lines one (1) and two (2), in section seventeen (17) the words and figures "forty-eight (48) hours” and substitute therefor the words and figures "five (5) days”.

Strike out the period (.) following the word "address" in line eight (8) of section twenty-seven (27), substitute a comma (,) therefor, and add the following: “or by service upon his duly appointed agent."

Strike out the period (.) at the end of section twenty-eight (28), line eighteen (18), and add thereto the following: "provided, however, that the funds received from the material or property salvaged shall first be applied towards the payment of the expenses and penalty hereinbefore mentioned and any surplus shall then be paid to the owner of the property."

Strike out all of section thirty-one (31).

Insert after the word "department” in line one (1) of section thirtythree (33) the words "except in cities of the first class,".

Renumber the following sections after striking out sections thirteen
(13) and thirty-one (31).

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

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Senator Smith offered the following resolution:
Whereas, The Honorable Wm. A. Hough, Chairman of the Indiana Tax
Board, is to speak in Davenport before the Iowa Realtors Association on
the subject of Budget Legislation in Indiana; therefore,

Be It Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring, That Judge Hough
be invited to address the members of the General Assembly at 2:00 p. m.
on Thursday, December 20th.

By unanimous consent on request of Senator Smith the resolution was taken up and considered.

Senator Brown offered the following amendment and moved its adoption:

Amend by striking out the words and figures "Thursday, December 20th" and inserting in lieu thereof the words and figures “Friday, December 21st".

The amendment was lost.

Senator Smith moved that the resolution be adopted.

On the question “Shall the resolution be adopted?” the vote

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Senator Gilchrist from the joint committee on enrolled bills, submitted the following report, and moved its adoption:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your joint committee on enrolled bills respectfully reports that it has examined and finds correctly enrolled House Joint Resolution No. 1 and House File No. 61.

F. C. GILCHRIST, Chairman Senate Committee.

C. F. LETTS, Chairman House Committee. Report adopted.

BILLS SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT

The President of the Senate announced that, as President of the Senate, he had signed in the presence of the Senate:

House Joint Resolution No. 1.
House File No. 61.

The Journal of December 17th was corrected and approved. On motion of Senator Price the Senate adjourned until 4 p. m.

AFTERNOON SESSION

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment, President Hammill presiding:

Senator Stoddard moved that George W. Seevers, grandson of the late Hon. George W. Seevers, of Oskaloosa, winner of the Iowa Nine Declamatory Contest for High School Boys, at Fairfield, December 7th, be invited to address the Senate, which motion prevailed, and the young man delivered his oration, "Shylock."

Senator Bergman moved that the Senate adjourn until 10 a. m. Wednesday.

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

On the question “Shall the amendment be adopted?” the vote was:

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The amendment was lost.

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

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

SENATE CHAMBER,
DES MOINES, Iowa, DECEMBER 19, 1923.

The Senate met in regular session, President Hammill presiding.

Prayer was offered by Rev. Arthur R. Oats, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Washington, Iowa.

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE Leave of absence was granted as follows: Senator Mantz for the day, on request of Senator Bergman; Senator McIntosh for the day, on request of Senator Price.

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS Petition was presented by Senator Gilchrist, from Rolfe Camp No. 609, M. W. A., Rolfe, protesting fraternal insurance legislation, and referred to committee on insurance.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS Senate File No. 288, by Senator Bowman, a bill for an act to legalize the acts of the board of directors of the Independent School District of Waterloo, Iowa, in estimating the amount required for the general fund for the school year 1923-1924, and the certification thereof to the board of supervisors of Black Hawk county, Iowa, and the levy thereof by said board of supervisors.

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

REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS Senator Gilchrist from the joint committee on enrolled bills, submitted the following report, and moved its adoption:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your joint committee on enrolled bills respectfully reports that it has examined and finds correctly enrolled House Joint Resolution No. 2 and House File No. 148.

F. C. GILCHRIST, Chairman Senate Committee.

C. F. LETTS, Chairman House Committee. Report adopted.

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