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ed thereon the words: "For the pro-` orb
posed Amendment to Article 223 of er
the Constitution providing for the tio
recall of certain officers elected by Th
the people." And the words "Against ear
the proposed amendment to Article FIl
223 of the Constitution providing for dic
the recall of certain officers elected wý
by the people." tw
Section 4. Be it further resolved, of
etc., That "' adopted at the said sli
election in November, 1912, this pa
amendment shall go into effect and tei
be operative on and after the first no
day of January, 1913. af
IL. E. THOMAS, th
Speaker of the House of Represen- Cc
tatives.
THOMAS C. BARRET. a
Lieutenant Governor and President th
of the Senate. th
Aipproved July 9th, 1912. fo
L. E. HALL, el
Governor of the State of Louisiana. th
A true copy: in
ANLVIN E. HEBERT, th
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 139. g
so
'Senate Bill No. 174. By Mr. Voegtle.I to
JOINT 1ESOLUTION to
Submitting to the people of the State el
of Louisiana at the Congression- t
al election held in November, pi
1912, an amendment to the Con- ti
etitution of the State as amended rc
by Act No. 279 of the Acts of at
1910 ratified by the people at ec
the November election of 1910, ti
60 as to extend the time for the V
organization of the steamship
companies therein provided for of
until January 1, 1916.g
Section 1. Be it resolved by the
General Assembly of the State of c
', Louisiana, two-thirds of all the mem- tt
bers elected to each branch thereof o]
concurring, That at the Congression- be
al election to be held in this State
on the first Tuesday next following li1
the first Monday in November, 1912, D
the following amendment to the W
amendment submitted by . Act No. J
279 of Acts of 1910, ratified by the F
people at the November election of h
_ 1910, shall be submitted to the elec- e
tors of the State, to-wit: s
"The time granted for the organi- C
zation of the steamship companies un- e
:er this amendment to the Constitu- b
tion shall be extended from Januaryt
S1913, to January 1, 1916." ti
< Section 2. Be it further resolved, i
} etc., That the official ballot to be a
u' sed at said election shall have a
ptiated thereon the words:
"For the proposed amendment to I
.t.e Constitution extending the time s
.for. the organization of steamship e
`.Companies under the Constitutional v
E4 ;amendment proposed by Act 279 of
1910 from January 1, 1913, to Janu
ý.'ý-t,.. < 1 916."
And the words:
SeaWnst the proposed amendment
4 .r e Constitutiod extending the I
for the organization of steam
icompanies under the Conastitu- j
amendment proposed by Act
7x of 1910 from January 1, 1913, G
2 lary ~1, 1916."
ach elector shall indicate on
Sas provided in the gen
lton law whether he votes
against the proposed amend
L. {. THOMAS,
of the House of Represen- I
TH 7TOMA8 C. BARRIIT,
06tVfernor and President
- 2 tb*r:~i Senate.
S:iia July 10th, 1912.
L'I. E. HALL,
$ o the State of Louiiana.
-·i ~; .A1(N · U BBERT,
crtr'of State.
ACT Mo. 147.
1Bit No. 157.
By Senate Judiciary Commit.
toe, Section "B." Substitute
tio Senate BI No. 35,
-AN<ACT
an amendment to Article
'rop the(onstltutton. at Lou
, relative to fiatrict Courts.
4. Be it -resolved by the
Sa bly of the State of
two-thirds of all the mem
ted to each House concur
C the fopowtog amendment
of Louisiana shall
to the elector. of the
e ti, Congreiulssial election
eiie on the first Tuesday af
fiM Monday in November,
~dIt a, pproved an4 ratified
%FRtj~n.tYof said eleetors, vot
i 41 saieetion, the same to be
'i t of the Constitution, to
109, of the Conatitu
;Z~uTs~ana be amended So as
V' 109.
dous except in the
L ; ,shall have rialg
-taal civil matters
tin lia9ute uhall
4 ($590.0), euclu
ih n callses
%etate is in
otier Ipblic
r 4t~s~alrights,
no spe
exdept
l.po ind~ this
ha, 1W 114o
in all
orders 'as may be necessary or prop- ma
er for the purposes of the jurisdic- eta
tion herein conferred upon them. wh
There shall be one District Judge in ed
each Judicial District, except in the thE
First, Twenty-first and Fifteenth Ju- in
dicial Districts, where until other- Lo
wise provided by law there shall be iar
two (2) District Judges, but Judges thf
of the Twenty-first Judicial District be
shall not be residents of the same prt
parish. And the Judges of the Fif- thi
teenth (15th, Judicial District shall pri
not be residents of the same parish if
after the expiration of the terms of el:
the first Judges elected under this ed
Constitutton. in
District Judges shall be elected by in
a plurality of the cqualified voters of as
their respective districts, in which thi
they shall have been actual residents ye
for two years next preceding their su
election. They shall be learned in pe
the law, and shall have practiced law wi
in this State five years previous to th
their election, tic
The first District Judges under this all
Constitution shall be elected at the be
general State election in 1900, and ml
shall hold office until their success- sh
ors are elected on. the Tuesday after dr
the first Monday in November, 1904, an
P: which time and every four years on
thereafter District Judges shall be Ai
elected for terms of four years. Va- fu
cancies occasioned by death. resigna- co
tion, or otherwise, where the unex- th
pired portion of the term is less m
than one year, shall be filled for the of
remainder of the term by appointment le
by the Governor, with the advice as
and consent of the Senate. In all Fi
cases where the unexpired portion of pt
the term is one year or more, the th
vacancy shall be filled by spe3ial bE
election, to be called by the Govern- dE
or, and held within sixty days of the fo
occurrence of the vacancy, under the th
general election laws of the State. 'se
Section 2. Be it further resolved, fo
etc., That the foregoing amendment m
to the Article of the Constitution of tt
this State, if adopted, shall become cc
operative on the first day of Decem- et
her, A. D. 1912, and the Governor fl
of the State shall, within ten days s(
thereafter, order an election to be
held within the Fifteenth Judicial el
District of Louisiana, and conformity b
with existing election laws, for the o,
purpose of electing the additional ti
Judge herein provided for, for the a
Fifteenth Judicial District, who shall T
hold office until the next regular d
election for Judges under this Con
stitution and until his successor is e
elected and qualified.
Section 3. Be it further resolved, I e
etc., That upon the official ballots toP
be used at said Congressional elec
tlon shall be .printed the words
I"for the proposed amendment to Ar
ticle 109 of the Constitution of Lou
isiana, relative to District Courts,"
and tle words "Against the proposed
amendment to Article 109 of the Con
stitution of Louisiana, relative to a
District Courts," and each elector P
shall indicate, as provided in the gen- O
eral election laws of the State,
which of the propositions, "For" or
"Against," he votes for. S
L. E. THOMAS,
Speaker of the House of Represen
tatives.
THOMAS C. BARRET,
Lieutenant Governor and President '
of the Senate.
Approved' July 10th, 1912.
L. E. HALL,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
SALVIN E. HEBERT,
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 155.
- House 1111 No. 298. By Mr. Butler.
JOINT R580OUTION
P rposing 'an amehdzdent to Article
363 of the Constitation of the
.state of Louisiana, relative to
Spensions for Confederate Veter
asns as amended by Act No. 78 of
the General- Assembly of 1909,
and Act No. 112 of the General
Assembly of 19% and'Act 269 of
the General Mpbly of 1908,
and for the purpose of providing
a sulfcieat.revenue for the car
t. rying out of this Article of Lhe
* Constitution.
Section 1. Be it resolved by the
General Assembly of the State of
a Louisiana, two-thirds of all members
.. elected to each House concurring,
p. That Article 303 of the Coastitution
e of the State of Louisiana, as amend
r ed by Act No. 73 of the General As*
I. sembly of 1900, and Act No, 112 of
.. the Goeeral Assembly of 1904, and
It Act No. 269 of the General Aseeenbly
I of 1908, be so amended as to read
le as follows:
a Article 303. A pension not to ex
f. ceed eight dolarsa (8) per month
r, shall be allowed to each Confederate
d solkier or' sailor veteran who pos
t- seases all the following qualifications:
e- 1. He shall have served honorably
> from the date of his enlistment un
til the close of the late Civil War,
a- or antil he was discharged or paroled
. in some military organization regu
lary mustered into the Army or Na
9'y of the Contederate 1),tates, and
o shall have remained true tii the Con
t federate State unttil the surrender.
11 2. He shall niot own property of
- more than one thusand 'dollars val
i uation and he shall not be phystial
D ly able to earn a Itvelihood by his
own labor.
s. 3. He shall not be salaried or oth
pt erwis. prorlded for by the State of
i atsouisana or by any .other. State or
Govertinent. Ini case he enlisted in
i.gany organiration muostered into said
3ll ierview as a Lousiaiua organisation,
iy Otin case at the;date of his enlist
ja menthe resided in the State of [oui:
o- 8lalb, he shall haig resided la this
iL tate for lt least fle. yearn prior
d..to his aap a for p sloaL In
q,. case he e d eswere than In
0" State, andl enltite anorgsa
not misatered In from i'ouis'
o~the confd
~ ~ ~t~lIlbe ~grant
married egain,, in indigu5i circum- the
stances, of such ro!dieri or sailor agai
whose marriage to her was contract
ed prior to January 1, 188'; provided Spe
that if her deceased husband served
1 in an organization, rIustered in from
Louisiana, or if he resided in Louis- Liel
iana, at the date of his enlistment,
then in order that such widow shall Api
be entitled to the pension as herein
provided, she shlall have resided in Gol
-this State for at least five years A t
I prior to her application therefor; and A
L if her deceased husband enlisted
elsewhere than in Louisiana, and se:'v
ed in an organization not mustered
in from Louisiana, such widow shall,
in order to entitle her to a pension
[!as herein provided, have resided in Ho
1 this State for not less than fifteen
ayears prior to her application for
r such pension; provided further, that Pr(
i pensions whether to veterans or to
widows, shall be allowed only from.
the date of application under this ar
tidcle, and the total appropriations for
s all pensions, in any one year, shall
e be the proceeds of the annual one
1 mill tax, provided said appropriations
-shall never be more than five hun- Gel
r dred and fifty thousand dollars for Leol
,any one year which is hereby levied ele
s on all taxable property in the State. Th
e Any accruing surplus from said tax
,fund shall be turned over to the of
-common school fund .and prohibiting ed
-the collection of any other tax or
s making any appropriation in excess ifro
e of the amount of the one mill tax i.
t levied and collected and to be known i
e as "Confederate Veteran Pension or
1 Fund" and to be used for no other an;
f purpose, and upon the adoption of Or
e this amendment samie shall at once
Il become self-operative and the funds is
I- derived therefrom immediately used sh:
e for said purpose, and provided fur- to
e ther that the Tax Collectors and As- 'the
sessors shall receive no commissions da
I, for assessing and collecting said one
It I mill tax herein provided. Provided cy
)f that nothing in this Article shall be of
e construed so as to. prohibit the Gen- ed
1- eral Assembly from providing arti- on
ºr ficial limbs to disabled Confederate fo
s soldiers or sailors.
e Section 2. Be it further resolved, Gj
il etc., That this proposed amendment se
. be submitted to the qualified voters
Ie of the State of Louisiana for adop- eta
11 tion or rejection at the Congression-! to
1e al election to be held on the first Lt
11 Tuesday next following the first ?Mon- to
ir day in November, 1912. tic
iThat the official ballots to be us- to
s ed at said election shall have print- af
d ed thereon the words: "For the pro- !19
o posed amendment' to Article 303 of be
the Constitution of the State of Lou- p1
1 isiana, relative to pensions for Con- Al
federate Veterans," and the words: st
- "Against the proposed amendment to at
Article 303 of the Constitution of the at
; State of Louisiana, relative to pen- st
n- suons for Confederate Veterans, ar
to and each elector shall indicate, as pr
or provided in the general election laws of
n. of thea State, whether he votes for ti,
e, or against the amendment. 0,
or L. E. THOMAS, Si
Speaker of the House of Represen
tatives.
n THOMAS C. BARRET, Li
Lieutenant Governor and President
of the Senate. - A
nt Approved$July 10th, 1912.
L. E. HALL, ' Q
Governor of the State of Louisiana. A
A true Cdpy:
. ALVIN E. HEBERT,
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 162.
House Bill No. 207. By M,;.'Manbon.
J-OINT RESiOLUTION :
le Propeging an .ilmienianent to Article
10' of the State oft Louieians, so
t- to permit'omen to hold 'any
to oftial~ftlected with thib e~dca
eof to system of the State, or of
any poitical, subdivietosi thereof,
ahd with institutions otf charity
of and crrection.{1 -
o8 Sectaon 1. Be i resolved by the
General Assembly of the State of
Louisiana, two-thirds of all the mem
benr elected to each House concur
he ;lng, That Article 210 of the Con
hestittion be amended so as to read
~he
as follows:
of Article 210: No person shall be
Be eligible to any office, State9 judic*
lal, parochial. municipal or ward, who
Ion is not a citizen of this State.sand a
duly qualified elector of the State,
judicial district, parish, municipality
of or ward, wherein the functions of i
id said office are to be performed pro. I
bly vided, that resident women over the 1
age of twenty-five years shall be
eligible to hold any office connected <
ex- with the public educational system I
of the State, ot of any ward, parish, I
ate or municipality in the 'State, and to 4
hold any otfice in the State connect- 1
n ed with Institutions of charity or cor
bly rection. And whenever any officer, I
an- State, 'judicial, parochial, municipal I
rar, or ward, may change his residence.
led from this State, or from the district,
**l' parish, municipality or ward in 'which 1
'a- he holds such office, the same shall
and thereby be vacated, any declaration
on- ot retention of domicile to the con
Sr trary notwithstanding.
of Section 2. Be it further resolved,
ral* etc., That this proposed amendment
1* be submitted to the electors of the
his Stat of Louisilans for their approv*
al or rejectioir, as required by Arti
t cle 321 of the Constitution of the
o State of Louisiana and the general
in election laws of the State, at the
aid next. Congressional election to be
t"" held in this State in November, 1912.
Section 3. Be it further resolved,
his etc., That on the official ballots to
bor be used at said election shall be
- placed the words "For the' proposed 2
ramn-a meat to Attlcle 210 ot the Con
. si: Stitation, relative to women," and
Ir? the words "Against the proposed
bI a entto -Article 210 of the Con
ara stitmuthIgn relative. jo womeni," and
at. each eletor shall Indicate, as pro
. ve·a-%;~~ir~ ,d;t · iU~ e'1rrl r~eclOi a· S
,:c: ~··~',::' ··p ·
the State, whether he votes for or Liqi
against said amendment. the3
L. E. THOMAS, or,
, Speaker of the House of Represen- the
V tatives. tot
1THOMAS C. BARRET, par
" Lieutenant Governor and President met
of the Senate. the
Si Approved July 11th, 1912. cage
1 L. E. HALL, said
SGovernor of the State of I.ouisianfa. bc
5A true copy: Liq
ALVIN E. HEBERT, bon
1 Secretary of State. c es,
hon
b1ion
ACT NO. 180.
Pitt
H House Bill No. 250. ;y \lr. Byrne of
--- bon
t' JOINT RESOLUTION sail
t Proposing an amendment to Article
. 157 of the Constitution of the Se
State of Louisiana, relative to the
PO'
r' the filling of vacancies in offices proc
I in the Parish of Orleans.
S Section 1. Be it resolved by the the
-General Assembly of the State of ev
era
r Louisiana, two-thirds of all members !tau
d elected to each house concurring, net
xThat Article 157 of the Constitution ed
e of the State of Louisiana be amend- do1
g ed so as to read as follows: nee
r Article 157. Vacancies concurring Fu
s 1from any cause in any of the judic- ric
nia: offices of the Parish of Orleans PFu
exl
or the City of New Orleans or in tic
r any elective office ;n the Parish of idi
f Orleans, where the unexpired term ful
,eas
Is is for a longer period than one year,a
d 1shall be filled by a special election i
r- to be called by the proper legal au- an
' thority and held within sixty (60) bo
1s t sa
days of the occurrence of the tacan- sa
d cy under the general election laws o
)e of this State. Where the unexpir- be
a-` ed portion of the term is less than th
one year the vacancy shall be filled te:
for the remainder of the term by the ad
d, Governor with the advice and con- al:
at sent of the Senate. ra
rs Section 2. Be it further resolved, ce
etc., That the foregoing amendments be
n- to the Constitution of the State of
st Louisiana be submitted to the ele- so
n- tors of the State at the next ele--l
tion for Representatives in Congress
s- to be holden on the first Tuesday or
t- `after the first Monday in November, d
0- 1912, and on the official ballots to
of be used at said election shall be cr
Splaced the words "For the proposed t
n- I Amendment to Article 137 of the Con- to
s: stitution of the State of Louisiana," ti
to and the words "Against the proposed tO
he amendment to Article 157 of the Con
n- situtior of the State of Louisiana";
t," and each elector shall indicate,. as at
as provided in the general election laws 5L
ws of the State, which of the proposi-, t
orI tions, "for" or "against", he votes. SI
h0 ni
L. E. THOMAS, T
Speaker of the House of Represen-s
n- tative. a
THOMAS C. BARRET,
Lieutenant Governor and President
Ant S9
t of the Senate. tI
Approved July 11th, Q912.L
L. E. HALL,
Governor of the State of Louisiana. I
ia. A;rue copy:
ALVIN E. HEBERT,
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 203.
House Bill No. 433. By Mr. Fontenot
)nI. -n
A JOINT RESOLUTION 9
Proposing an amendment to the Con- t
ole stitution of the State of Loulsi
so man, amending Article 46 of the a
ny Coastitution of 1898, as amended I
Ca- by Act No, -603 of tae Acts of
of 1910, ratIfied by the people et
of, the November election of 1910, so
'Ity as to authorize the hoard of LI- e
quidation of the State Debt to a
the lease new bonds to retire. or re- 1
f fund the State Bonded Indebted
,m ness due January 1st, 1914, to r
4ur- provide for a tax for the payment t
on- of the interest on said bonds
ead and a sinking fund to retire the 1
same; to provide for the payment 1
be out of the said sinking fund of 1
ic- an indebtedness due by the State
who to the United Statee, and of cer- i
ia tain other claims against the
ite, State. I
ggy Section 1. Be it resolved by the
of General 'Assembly of the State of
sro. Louisiana, two-thirds of all the mem
the bers elected to each house concur
be ring, That an amendment to Arti- K
:ted clt. 46 of the Constitution of the
tem State of Louisiana of 1898, as amend
Ish, ed by Act No. 303 of the Acts of the
I to General Assembly of the State of
ect. Louisiana, at its session held in the
or year 1910, ratIfied by the people at
cer, the November election of 1910, be
ipal submitted to the qualified electors
ince. of the State for their approval or re
rict, jection at the qougresslonal ,election
tich to be held on the First Tuesday
hall next following the first Monday in
tion Novezpber of 1912, said proposed
amendmient to read as follows:
a' "Article 46. The General Assem
bly shall have no power to contract
red, or to authorize the contracting of any
ient debt or liability, on behalf of the
State, or to Issue bonds or other ev
the idences of indebtedness thereof, ex
roy- cept for the purpose of repelling in-'
Irti- vauion or for the suppreusion of la
the surrectlon, Provided, that for the
perpore of retiring, liquidating or're
fra fIding the present State Bonded1
the Indebtediress of Eleven Million, One
, be R Ifeade and Eight Thousand, Three
912. Hundred Dollars, maturing January 1,1
d 1914, and bearing four per centum
ved, per annum interest, the Board of Li
I to quldatilon of the State Debt of Lotul
be la ia s given authority to isaue Elev- I
med en Thousand, One Hundred and
ron- Eliht new coupon bonds of thestate
SofLoulesiana of One Thousand Dollars
and each,.to be numbered 'No 1' to'No.
tsed 11,108,' -bearng a rate of (uterest not
ron- exceeding four per centum per an
ald 5r1taparable semi annually and to be
1da4 and paid Si fifty years from Jan
pro- nary 1, 1914. The form of said bonds
01of shallBeSt '-rrt':c~' E!: 2I o. .d ia.
Liquidation of the State Debt and refu
they shall be signed by the Govern- debi
or, the Auditor and the Treasurer of A
Sthe State. Said bonds shall be sold "
to the highest bidder at not less than to
par after three months of advertise- the
ment by the Board of Liquidation of the
the State Debt in New Orleans. ('hi- indc
cago and New York; and in ease A
said bonds cannot b; sold they ivmay sai
be exchanged at par by the 1Board of era
Liquidation of the State Debt for the er
bonds due January 1st. 1911. Thb (X-: pos
cess of Three Hundred J ollars of the
honds due January let. 1914. over the Slpi
honds authorized by this article, shall
be paid in cash out of tit cuIrrentt
interest funds of tat. Th est Liti
of engraving and adcertiting saiid
bonds shall also ie P:lild ('ut of the Ap]
said fund.
c "In all other respects not hliereiu CO
Sspecified, the Board of Liquidation of A
the State Debt is hereby giv n full
power and authority to carry out thi'
s provisions : this amendment.
"Beginning with January Ist, 1914,
e there shall be and there is hereby
levied on all property on which g n- Se
eral state taxes are levied an annual
'tax of one and two-tenths mills, th'
,,net proceeds of which shall be devot
e ed to the payment of the interest Pr
due on said bonds, to the payment
of the interest due on the indebted
ness of the State to the Free School
g Fund, to Seminary Fund and the Ag
- ricultural and Mechanical College
,Fund, to the payment of the propDer
expenses of the Board of Liquida
n tion of the State Debt, and the res
f idue to the constitution of a sinking
u fund to be applied annually except
r as hereinafter Drovided, to the pur- G(
Schase of said bonds by said Board at Lc
a price not to exceed One Hundredb
"- and Three and accrued interest. If be
1) bonds cannot be purchased as afore- rit
Ssaid, the sinking fund shall be in- an
vested by the Board of Liquidation th
Sof the State Debt in sound- interest
r- bearing securities, p'ioducing not less to
Ln than four per centum per annum in- nc
'd terest on the amount so invested, or Cc
Sdeposited in solvent banks furnishing Ti
Sadequate security to the State, to be
n approved by the said Board, at a
rate of interest not less than four per eV
d, centum per annum. Said tax shall of
ts be levied until all of said bonds shall cc
of have been retired, but after the as
Sscssments of the State reach the sum
- of Six Hundred and Fifty Million Iol- st
s lars, said tax shall be reduced to to
sy one mill and shall thereafter be re- 1
duced two-tenths of one nmill for c
teach One Hundred Million Dollars in- r
be crease in assessments until th" said e
d tax shall re reduced to six-tenths of et
n- one mill. The said tax shall consti- st
, tute a part of the six mills of taxa
ed tion permitted to be 1.vied by the i
n- Constitution.
S In case the present system of tax- p
as ation shall be changed before the o
;s said bonds shall have been paid, n
si- there shall be levied annually a tax e:
. sufficient to produce a gross sum of 1
not less than Six Hundred and Fifty a
nThousand Dollars to take the place of t]
.said tax of one and two-tenths mills o
and its reductions. - s
nt "The Board of Liquidation of the ti
State Debt shall have power to set- a
tie under the conditions and limita- e
tions hereinafter provided, the fol- t
ia. lowing claims of indebtedness made a
by various persons against the State, a
to-wit: r
(1) The outstanding bonds known
as Baby Bonds excluding all Baby
Bonds fraudulently issued by any of
I cial of the State."
(2) Auditor's Warrants issued for
ot school, certificates of indebtedness
under Act 156 of 1880.
* (3) Certificates sesued under Act I
93 of 1880 for cost. and fees due
m- to the otficers of the State. 4
**' (4) Warranto drawn prior to 1880 4
the and fundable but not funded into I
ld Baby Bonds. I
of (5) Warrants drawn after January '
to 1880 agint 1878 and previous
years.
50 Provided, however, that the own
Li- ers or the'duly authorized trustees
to of the owners of said claims may
re- prior to January let, 1915, but not
thereafter, proceed against the Board
ed- of Liquidation of the State Debt by
to rule, solely and exclusively in the di.
tent trict court of the Parish of East
uds Baton Rooge, to have the said claims
examined and their validity and the
the indebtedness due thereon determined,
lent which court ia hereby given jurisdic
of tion for that purpose.
tate This jurisdiction shall extend not
er- only to the determination of the mere
legal liability of the State on any of
the said claims, but also to the determi
nation of any equitable liability of
the the State thereon and the extent of
of such equitable liability. Appeal shall
lie in all cases, irrespective of the
em- amounts involved, on the original
cur- record, to the Supreme Court of the
trti- State of Louisiana. The definite de
the crees of said courts shall not have
dthe effect of judgments against the
nd- State or the Board of Liquidation of
the the State Debt. The Board of Li
of quidation of the State Debt shall
he have the exclusive power to settle
the claims, thus approved by the
at courts of the State, out of the sink
be ing fund above provided for as funds
ls are available, but they shall not be
paid otherwise or out of any other
re-fund.
tion Nothing in this amendment shall
day be construed as a recognition by the
n State of any liability, whether legal
)sed or equitable, to the owners or the
holders of any of the said above des
Bemr ignated bonds, warrants or claims,
Fact and the burden of proof shall rest
Sthroughout on each of such claim
the I ants to show such liability.
ev- Out of the first surplus accruing in
ex- the sinking fund, there shall be paid
in- in full the amount of principal and
in- interest due on the bonds of the
the State, the face values of which ag
*re- gregate Thirty-Seven Thousand Dol
ided lars, and which are held by the Unit
one ed States as trustee for certain Indlan
tree funds.
y 1, "Thia article, as amended, shall be
turn deemed to be self-acting and direct
Li- ly to confer the power and authori
tih- ty herein granted without an enab
1ev- ling act of the General Assembly."
and i Section 2. Be it further resolved,
tate by the General Assembly of the
lars State of Louisiana, two-thirds of all
'No. the members elected to each house
not concurring, That the official ballot to
an- be used at said election shill have
3 be printed thereon the words:
Jan- "For the proposed amendment to
nnds Aticle 4 t of th" oanstiftl'ol of the
refunding and settlement of the in
debtedness of the State."
And the words:
"Against the proposed amendment
Ito Article 46 of the Constitution of
the State of Louisiana, relative to
the refunding and settlement of the
indebtedness of thle State."
And each elector -hall indicate on
said ballot, as pro idledt in the Gen
oral EIlIction Law of the State, wheth
er he rotes or er a2iinst the pro
poseCd att'lllidlui.,
~,peal it'i of li. tl la. o le reS n
:jeahcr 1) 1. 11.~ ~ric\i (IlS' ll Seiesdlll
T1t)MAS t'. IIAItiiET,
ILieutenant 001 ~;e: u i 'r' sideut
of the Seita
Approved: July 1 K 11h,
L. 1:. HAL ,
Governor of rho :;tats ,f L.ou sana.
A true Copy:
ALVIN E. Ill:ERlT,
I Secretary of :t'te.
ACT NO. 230.
-Senate Bill No. 1. 39. Byv 11 Amincker
JOINT RESOLUTION
t Proposing all aneldineunt to theL Con
t stitution of the State of Louis'
V ana, providing for thie exemption
from taxation for a period of ten
e (10) years from the date of its
r completion, of all railroads or
S parts of railroads. constructcd
S subsequently to June 1, 1912".
t Section 1. Be it enacted by the
General Assembly of the State of
d Louisiana, two-thirds of all the Ilnem
h bers elected to each Hlouse concur
.ring therein, That the following
i- amendment to the Constitution of
Sthe State of Louisiana be submlitted
to the electors of the State at the
. next electioll for Representatives in
>r Congress, to be holden on the first
g Tuesday after the first Monday in No
e vember, 1913, to-wit: There shall be
er exempt from taxation for a period
11 of ten years from the date of its
11 completion, any railroad or part of
s railroad that shall have ). en con
ni structed and completed subsequently
to to June 1, 1912, and prior to January
e- 1, 1917. This exemption shall in
) clude and apply to all rights of way,
n roadbed, sidings, rails and other sup
erstructures upon such rights of way,
f roadbed or sidings; and to all depots,
i- stationll houses, buildings, erections,
- and structures appurtenant to such
1 railroads and the operation of the
same; but shall not include the'de
X- pots, warehouses, station houses and
le other structures and appurtenances
d, nor the land upon which they tre
Ix erected at terminal points, and for
of which franchises have been granted
tY and obtained, whether same remain
of the property of the present owner
[s or owners, or be transferred or as
signed to any corporation or corpora- .
he tions, person or persons whomsoever,
et- and provided further that this ex
La- emption shall not apply to double
ol- tracks, sidings, switches, depots or
de other improvements or betterments
te, which may be constructed by rail
roads now in operation within the
Nn State, other than extensions or new
by lines constructed by such railroads.
of- Provided, further that when aid has -
heretofore been or which may here
or after be voted by any parish, ward
or or municipality to any railroad, such
Sra road shall not be entitled to el
et mpton from taxation herein estab
lue Section 2. Be it further enacted,
etc., That the official ballots at said
180 election shall have printed thereon
2to the words: "For the proposedameind
ment to the Constitution of the State
uy of Louisians relative to exemption
, from taxation for ten yeamu from the
date of its completion, of all rail
roads or parts pt railroads, conastruct- -
n* ed subsequently to January 1, 1913"
and the words "Agalist the propos
tay ed amendment to the Constitution .,
of the State of Louisiana relative to
ird exemption from taxation for a period
by of ten years from date of its comple.
II- tion of aN Tailroadsar parta of ral-
ast roads constructed Fubsequently to
ms January 1, 1913," and each elector
the shall indicate as provided in the gen
ed, eral election laws of the State wheth
lic- ier he votes for or against the amend
ment.
not L. E. THOMAS,
ere Speaker of the House of Represen·
of tatives,
mn- THOMAS C. BARRET,
of Lieutenant Governor and President
of of the Senate.
iall Approved: July 11th, 1912.
the L. E. HALL,
nal Governor of the State of Louisiana.
the A true copy:
de- ALVIN E. HEBERT,
ave Secretary of State.
the
Li- ACT NO. 236.
tall -
tte Senate Bill No. 161. By Mir. MoutOn.
.nk
nds A JOINT RESOLUTION
be Proposing an amendment to Article
her 291 of the Constitution of the
State of Louisiana relative to
the taxes for the construction and
(gal maintenance of public roads.
the Section 1. Be it resolved by1 the
les- General- Assembly of the State of
ins, Louisiana, two-thirds of all Fnembers
i.m- elected to each House concurring,
That Article 291 of the Constitution
in of the State of Louisiana be pnmend
iaid ed so as to read as follows:
he Artcle 291. The Police Juries of
ag- this State may form their respective
)ol- parlahes into road districts; and in
nit- order to raise funds for the purpose
an of constructing, maintainlfg, atd :e
1 be pairing the public roads and
ect- of their parishes, they a.
or- ed to set aside at least
Lab- annum of the tax s 1ev
iy.' and to impose a per c:;
red, more than one dollar I
the each able bodied ' - of
all the parish bet A ae ag-s of
use eighteen anl <-t- yars, and to
to levy an atrei enase o not less
ave than twenty-fre e(25c) n more
than one dollar per annunm u each
to vehicle, including bicycles, kept ith
the il said parishcs of v.it'hin a mu 1
0t' -un!ity ¶heraon ~":1'e-l e~* -n A a
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