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Absent or not voting, 8.

Baird
Banta

Hartman
McIntosh

Mantz
Rees

Shaff
Smith

The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to have passed the Senate.

Senator Buser offered the following amendment to the title and moved its adoption:

Amend the title to Senate File No. 139 by inserting after the word "and" in line two (2) the following: "section thirty-two hundred sixty-one (3261)”.

The amendment was adopted and the title as amended was agreed to.

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HOUSE AMENDMENTS CONSIDERED

Senator Brookhart called up for consideration Senate File No. 239, amended by the House, and moved that the Senate concur in the following amendments :

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

“That sections seven thousand nine hundred four (7904) and seven thousand nine hundred ten (7910) of the compiled code of Iowa are amended, revised, and codified to read as follows:

Section 1. If the intestate leaves no issue, the whole of the estate to the amount of seventy-five hundred dollars, after the payment of the debts and expenses of administration, and one-half of all of the estate in excess of said seventy-five hundred dollars shall go to the surviving spouse and the other one-half of said excess shall go to the parents. If no spouse, the whole shall go to the parents. In case of an adopted child, the parents by adoption shall inherit as if they were the natural parents."

Amend the title so that it shall read:

"A bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify sections seven thousand nine hundred four (7904) and seven thousand nine hundred ten (7910) of the compiled code of Iowa, relating to the distribution of intestate property."

On the question "Shall the Senate concur?” the vote was:

Ayes, 37.

Abben
Adams
Banta
Bergman
Bowman
Brookhart

Brookins
Browne
Buser
Caldwell
Campbell
Darting

Dutcher
Fulton
Gilchrist
Haskell
Holdoegel
Horchem

Johnston
Kimberly
Mead
Nelson
Newberry
Perkins

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Baird
Hale
Mantz

Shinn
Cessna
Hartman
Olson

Smith
Ethell
McIntosh
Rees

Thurston
Goodwin

The House amendments having received a constitutional majority were declared to have been adopted and concurred in by the Senate.

MOTION TO RECONSIDER WITHDRAWN

Senator Stoddard withdrew his motion to reconsider the vote by which Senate File No. 269 failed to pass the Senate, found on page 146 of the Senate Journal.

THIRD READING OF BILLS

On motion of Senator Ethell 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, with report of committee recommending amendment and passage, was taken up, considered, and the report of the committee adopted.

The following committee amendments were considered:
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.

Section 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 twenty-six (3231-a 26) of the supplement to the compiled code."

On motion of Senator Ethell further action was deferred.

On motion of Senator Ethell 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, with report of committee recommending amendment and passage, was taken up, considered, and the report of the committee adopted.

The following committee amendments were considered : Amend by striking from sect on 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 l ne five (5) of said section and inserting a period (.) after the word "delivery".

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By unanimous consent on request of Senator Brookhart the word “papers” was stricken from line 3 of section 9 and the word 'newspapers” inserted in lieu thereof.

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By unanimous consent on request of Senator Brookhart the word “papers” was stricken from lines 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13 of section 14 and the word "newspapers" inserted in lieu thereof.

By unanimous consent on request of Senator Brookhart the word “papers” was stricken from line 4 of section 17 and the word “newspapers” inserted in lieu thereof.

The committee amendment with reference to section 5 was adopted.

On the question "Shall the committee amendment referring to section 16 be adopted ?" the vote was:

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Senator Bowman asked that the amendment be reread and another vote taken.

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Senator Smith raised the point of order that the vote could not be taken over again.

The President held the point well taken.

Senator Buser offered the following amendment and moved its adoption:

Amend by adding to section sixteen the fol ing: “Provided no such official publication shall be printed in type smaller than six point".

The amendment was adopted.

Senator Brookhart offered the following amendment and moved its adoption:

Amend by striking from section 3 the words and figures "fifteen thousand (15,000)" and inserting in lieu thereof the words and figures "twentyfive thousand (25,000)”.

Senator Shane offered the following amendment to the amendment offered by Senator Brookhart:

Amend by adding thereto the following: “Also add to sub-section 1: ‘only one of which shall be published in the same city or town'."

Senator Shane withdrew his amendment to the amendment.
Senator Haskell invoked rule 8.

On the question “Shall the amendment offered by Senator Brookhart be adopted ?" the vote was:

Ayes, 7.

Brookhart
Buser

Johnston
Romkey

Schmedika
Tuck

White

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The amendment was lost.

Senator Smith offered the following amendment and moved its adoption:

Amend by striking from line 11 of section 15 the following:
“5. All other matters required by law to be published therein"

On the question “Shall the amendment be adopted ?" the vote

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Senator Price 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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