In 1917 an act was passed to regulate appeals for donations or subscriptions for the relief of persons suffering as a result of the war, and particularly returned soldiers. That act required that all such organizations should obtain a certificate from the Department of State, and make reports twice a year. A large number of organizations registered under the act, but they have gradu-
ally diminished' in number and are now practically limited to the Daughters of the Empire and the Great War Veterans' Association. We find that this legislation has become obsolete because these organizations do not require such control, and therefore we propose to repeal it.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.