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Mr. Hewitt, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the concurrent resolution introduced by Mr. Hewitt relative to extending the time of the joint legislative highway committee, and appropriating twenty-five hundred dollars therefor, reported in favor of the adoption of the same.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Assembly and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Hewitt, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the resolution introduced by Mr. Gibbs relative to the printing of the preliminary report of the commission created by chapter eight hundred and six of the Laws of nineteen hundred and twenty, reported the same amended to read as follows:

Resolved, That the preliminary report of the commission created by chapter eight hundred and six of the Laws of nineteen hundred and twenty, which report is dated January fifth, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, be and become a Senate document, and that five thousand copies thereof be printed for distribution by the chairman of the commission.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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Mr. Hewitt, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the concurrent resolution introduced by Mr. Mullan relative to extending the time of the joint committee to investigate the compensation of school teachers, etc., reported in favor of the adoption of the same.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Assembly and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Hewitt, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the resolution introduced by Mr. Meyer relative to empowering the committee on privileges and election to hear two contests for Senate seats, and appropriating ten thousand dollars therefor, reported in favor of the adoption of the same. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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Mr. Hewitt, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the concurrent resolution introduced by Mr. Knight relative to requesting Congress to adopt the resolution introduced by Senator Wadsworth relative to the operation of the Barge canal by the Federal government, reported in favor of the adop tion of the same.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Seidel voting in the negative.

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Assembly and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Lusk offered a resolution, in the words following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the joint legislative committee appointed pursuant to resolution of this body, adopted January 23, 1919, to inquire into and investigate the subject of taxation, and to prepare and submit bills for remedial legislation in relation thereto, and continued by joint resolution adopted April 16, 1920, be further continued with all the powers and duties heretofore conferred and imposed upon such committee, and that the time for it to make its final report to the Legislature be extended to March 1, 1922; and be it further

Resolved, That vacancies in the membership of such committee from the Senate be filled by the Temporary President of the Senate, and from the Assembly by the Speaker of the Assembly; and be it further

Resolved, That the sum of ten thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and hereby is appropriated from the contingent fund of the Legislature for the necessary expenses incurred and to be incurred by said committee upon vouchers approved and audited according to law.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Lusk moved that the committee on finance be discharged from further consideration of said resolution.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Assembly and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Downing offered a resolution, in the words following:

Whereas, There is now pending in Congress a bill, H. R. No. 12320, entitled "A bill to provide for the protection of the citizens of the United States by the temporary suspension of immigration;

for the deportation of additional classes of aliens; for the admission by passport of certain aliens; for the admission of certain aliens on the signing of a preliminary admission statement; for the registration of aliens hereafter admitted; to further regulate the residence of aliens in the United States; and for other purposes," which bill is to go into effect fifteen days after the passage thereof, and the immediate effect thereof will be to shut off alien immigration into the United States for a period of two years, and perhaps forever; and

Whereas, The great mobility and strength of the United States of America in the past has been largely due to its absorption and assimilation of the better elements of the various races and peoples of Europe who seeking to advance their opportunities have emigrated to this country and have by their perseverance, industry and thrift contributed to a marked degree to the mental, commercial, industrial and financial superiority of the people of the United States; and

Whereas, The United States has ever been known as the land. of the brave and the home of the free whose doors were always open to the politically oppressed stretching forth a welcome hand to all who sought to enter and enjoy the spirit of freedom; and

Whereas, The United States entered into and did its part in the World War with the idea of making the world a fit place to live in and the perpetuation of the principles of free government; and

Whereas, Thousands upon thousands of former aliens and their sons and their sons' sons entered the military, naval and marine service of the United States in the World War; and

Whereas, At the present time with unsettled conditions the world over these United States constitute the only nation whose political, commercial and industrial relations are so fundamentally and firmly established upon the principles of freedom and sound economic foundations as to afford a haven to those seeking betterment of their political and industrial opportunities; and

Whereas, These United States need now the assistance and co-operation of all who can contribute by their brains, incentive or toil toward the solution of the world's reconstruction problems; be it

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the Legislature of the State of New York protest against the enactment of H. R. Bill No. 12320 and that copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Clerks of the Senate and Assembly to the Clerks of the Senate and House of Representatives at Washington and the United States Senators and Congressmen elected from New York State.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on

the judiciary.

Mr. Lusk moved that the Senate do now adjourn.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Whereupon, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1921

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. C. O. Kearton.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Ames introduced a bill (Int. No. 81) entitled "An act making an appropriation for indemnity on account of the unlawful arrest of certain Seneca Indians by officers of the State," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Baumes introduced a bill (Int. No. 82) entitled "Concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly proposing an amendment to section nine of article five of the Constitution, in relation to preferences, in employment and promotion, of soldiers, sailors and marines," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Meyer introduced a bill (Int. No. 83) entitled "An act to amend the New York City Municipal Court Code, in relation to jurors in the municipal court," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Mr. Pitcher introduced a bill (Int. No. 84) entitled "An act to amend the Education Law, in relation to the appointment of a Supreme Court librarian at Watertown," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on public education.

Mr. Thayer introduced a bill (Int. No. 85) entitled "An act to amend chapter eighty-seven of the Laws of eighteen hundred

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