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THIRTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA,
Began on Tuesday, November Nineteenth, and Ended on Saturday,
November Twenty-third, Nineteen Hundred and Seven.
THIRTY-SEVENTH (EXTRA) SESSION.
Tuesday, November 19, 1907. The Assembly met at ten o'clock A. M., in pursuance to the proclamation of His Excellency, James N. Gillett, Governor of the State of California, dated the fifteenth day of November, 1907.
Hon. Robert L. Beardslee, Assemblyman from the Twenty-third District, and Speaker of the Assembly, in the chair.
Hon. Clio Lloyd, Chief Clerk, announced that, in pursuance to the requirements of the Political Code, Section 237, the following officers of the Assembly of the thirty-seventh (regular) session of the Legislature were present and in their respective positions: Clio Lloyd, Chief Clerk; C. S. MacMullan, Minute Clerk; and John T. Stafford, Sergeant-at-Arms.
The Speaker thereupon directed the Chief Clerk' to call the roll of Assemblymen.
The roll was called, and the following members of the Assembly answered to their names:
Messrs. Barry, Baxter, Beban, Beckett, Bell, Birdsall, Bishop, Boyle, Bush, Butler, Campbell, Case, Chandler, Cogswell, Coghlan, Collister, Cornish, Costar, Cullen, Cutten, Davis, Devlin, Drew, Eshleman, Estudillo, Finney, Fisher, Forbes, Fratessa, Hammon, Hans, Hartmann, Held, Hewitt, Higgins, John, Johnson of Sacramento, Johnson of San Diego, Jury, Kelly, Kohlman, Leeds, Lemon, Lucas, Ludington, Lynch, McClellan, McConnell, McGuire, McKeon, McMullin, O'Brien, Otis, Percival, Pierce, Pyle, Root, Sackett, Smith, Smyth, Snyder, Spalding, Stanton, Stetson, Strohl, Strobridge, Thompson of San Francisco, Ťhompson of Los Angeles, Toomey, Transue, Vogel, Walsh, Weske, Wessling, Whitmore, Wilson, Wyatt, and Mr. Speaker-78.
The Speaker declared a quorum present.
By invitation of the Speaker, the opening prayer was offered by the Rev. W. F. Reagor, of Sacramento, California.
The Speaker directed the Chief Clerk to read the Governor's proclamation.
The following was read: