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sit!'lio n, or civil or tolittc al rights,
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ilt. 'nl ,i al casi, s where b ta.e,
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ant, ".i'-le, of tlh, am'o.unt in d's7.
f i 't'l' I a'ill pr1'e'din, s for the .
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(of t .>, TiL', lty-firs, .101 .: J. ilsltr ct
.all ,ot b' r,'sidents of the salie
,:r:-h. And the Juig, of' Lthe Fif
t, L.th I.th1 Judi''ia.1 DIstr' L shall
Oct b1e r'sidents of the 1amn1e parish
ltcr . ,' h ,expiation of til terms of
the first Judges elected under this
District Ju.1dges shall be 0hci t' d by
a plurality of tie qualified voters of
i,'eir reIspective districts, in which
th!ey shall have been actual residents
for two tyars next prceding their
election. Thly shdall be learned in
the lua \, and shall htave )racticed law
i, tii.: tatett f C yeil's pr I'vio! s to
The first D)istri,'t Judg',s under this
C'nstitution shPall lie elect. l at the
:- rPUll Stale l ('10', 1il in 1n'4,!, and
:lIl hld ofiu , untMil tlhir su:coss
,. r.- lC "e 2d 0o:: t (. T'1 . ay lifter
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9:-c ton :'. 1;, it further r solved,
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S..t , I h 1. tI ("on stli ui.l ni
f t Stateshallwhin n day
er1c4tlur, ordr an (,ehi ation to be
hi within the Fifteent of h Judicial
District of Louisiana, and conformity
with existing election laws, for the
purpos,' of electing thlie additional
I!Judge hi r in pro;vid1 d for, for the
Il' fteentuh Judicial Distri t, who shall
hold officet unt il the next regular
co1(,l1on for h ldges under this Con
.itution and 1 u ' t1 hs sit('c ,or is
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,:(s l '.c" ar ' s :i . ( l ll" 4 I ("o no .
1.. '-. THOM1AS,
.plih e f tl h, otne Ho fle 1 p:'.sen
of the Senate.
-,l:!)roved .uiJLy Inth. 1912.
L. E. 'HA LL,
(. lh,1' lt, "the State of ElOlis 'lil1.
A 'ue copy:
+\''IN 1 A. [ll :I, I':IIT,
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ACT NO. 155.
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:ld A\~At NO. 155 .e te G. ital
.\ - 1i:.'l' 1 uI ' 1, 'tId nAct - i of
l (1 n nrJ A.. bly of l'(4 ,, ,
ad for. the u-o-e of providiig0
4 suffiAlnt reVe 11' for th ' ar
ryuig out of this .\rtic'(e of ihe
Scostion 1. 13' it resolved by the
General As.embly of th1e State of
Lcilsiana, two-thirds of all members
,lectred to each 1 Houso con4curring,
'IThat Arti,.le 4 303 of the Constitutiot
o thei State of Louisiana, as amend
ed by Act No. 73 of the General As
sembly of 1900, and Act No. 112 of
the General Assembly of 1004, and
Act No. 2iJ of the General Asse anbly
of 1908, he so a1end d as to read
Article 8e8. A pension not to lx
c(ed 422ht dollars ($8) per ntonth
shall be allowed to each Conft dorate
soldier or sailor veteran who pos
i-',Sscs all the following qualifications:
1. lHe shall have served honorably
fro01 the date of his enlis'ment un
til the close of the late Civil War,
or until he was discharged or paroled
in some military organization r-gu
larly mustered into the Army or Na
vy of the Confederate States, and
shall have remained true to the Con
federate States until the surrender.
2. He shall not own property of
more than one thousand dollars val
uation and he shall not be physical
ly able to earn a livelihood by hIs
3. He shall not be salaried or oth
erwise provided for by the State of
Louisiana or by any other State or
Government. In ca-so he enlisted ii
any organization mustered into said
service as a Louisiana organization,
or in case at the date of his enlist
mnent he resided in the State of Lou
islana, he shall have resided in this
State for at least five years prior
to his application for pension. In
case he resided elsewhere than in
this State, and enlisted in a-n organ
ization not mustered in from Louisi
ana, or in the Navy of the Confeder
ate States, he shall have resided in
this State for at least fifteen years
prior to his avplication for such pen
s'on. \A ltkp ,'"lnsion shall be crant
" . ' 1 ' h
A- married again. In Inlgen an circune
£2lulh :1,: orSt' 1 'il !T or silo1
: w,, ose iall' ia e i'1n h!'o as tOIltr2 t"
in "d prior t. , J uary li 1 , I s pi ' iro d(d
thlat if re r :a. hl!siiaid so ved
U- in all o Ior ; liz catio;, .:..I' . r, d in froll
- Louisiiana, or if ht r-uuid, d iI I uis
!;i a, at the date to C is (It iistnl(nt,
s t 1i in order that s'uch widow shall
t h entitled to the pen s on as heroin
i provided, she shall lha;e r, sided in
if- this State for at least five years
11 prior to her application therefor; and
lh if her deceased husband enlistcd
of elsewhere than inl Louisiana, and s ei'
is ed in an organization not mustered
,in from Louisiana, such widow shall,
. in order to entitle her to a pension
of as herein provided, have resided in
ll this State for no, less than fift, en
ts years prior to her application for
iri' such pension; provided further, that
in pensions whether to veterans cr to
w widows, shall be allowed only from
to the date of application under this ar
ticle, and the total appropriations for
is all pensions, in any one year. shall
eI tr( the proceds of thl iiiannual one
1d mill tax, provided said apIpropriations
- shall never lJe m11or'e than five hun
' drou anditll fifty thou andl dollars for
t, ':::' on, year wiihich i: l iere y irvie(d
s oiL all tax 'li,, l'O'pro:" in thi' Sta
e . y n (rxt'ic n i -as rl s from said tax
• mi ·:h]; ll b',y l: .e i .1 'I &Xo: ,
o th( e , li . untl of th (i 1. 1 la
!, . ,I i ' l . t ar , It o ii, 'iI:
( :, "' nrtIcI'e rto ni i, i\ t , I . I: i
r1' Isend" ' and to b ox d i '
'f putriop ', ,t(l ,upon ill( :L ,l:- of
t..=ti', i tl d ll i t s:l!('o s o :l! a.!t
I tecone self-opera tv-e "::d the Io!,:s
1 drivd t he' relrom i11nui: dint, 'ay used
c for sai,1 purpose, and prov:d, d fur
thor that the Tax Cole t.os and As
sessors shall rec(i'-e 11o e'olliitsso s
d. for assessing and collecting aid oner
at mill tax herein provided. Provided
of that nothing in'this Article slinll be
10 construed so as to prohibit the Gen
0- oral Assembly front providing arti
r ficial limbs to disabled Confederate
s soldiers or sailors.
.o Section 2. Be it fu'rth-r r 'solved,
al etc., That this propos, d amendment
y be submitted to the qualified voters
ie of the State of Louisiana for adop
a1 tion or rejection at the Congression
e al election to be held on the first
11 Tuesda next following the, first Men
tr day in November, 1912.
That the official ballots to be us
ed at said election shill have print
ed thereon the words: "For the pro
) Cse. am n('dIniaOt to .\A ti'C :-le of
S(',o nstll' uto t : of to ' Sti tt, o !l.o: -
i_ 11101 , r'l.] thiv to lt 1' ::. h01 5 '(o" ('on
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".'i, .' ,. ,c:-u fo r, t1 ('
l'.d in' (' r'J 1 '".
r 0, 1 !u ,'t1 tee . n r:- _ e tin 1 Iws
o f tit r St::i . 1hoth r lI- vo' ..t "or
1 ' n:! tle a.l de nc t.
- I. E. THOMAS.
S':OaT'r of tnh House of li;re., n
T ie.1..,S, ('. IAI±RtRET,
L:' utenant (lovernc' anld Pt- s!d. -t
of thre Senate.
it Approved July 10th, 1912.
Li. E. HALL,
Governor of th , Stat- of 1 t:i'siana.
A true Copy:
ALVIN H. IIEBERT.
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 162.
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"'10 Fo tihe St ire <. Lo:I:..';in. fio
('S 1c ' ! T il wV a n to ho( d .Lily
;'" ' <' :' "I , ' ,ih th .u 'a
tion rl ,-'in of lt h Stat ,, o:r o"
and x ith in t-os (:' C'hii'.ty
Sectioon 1. ' i r schold bly the
(m dral 'ii ~F, m .n! ' of thl Snate of
Souisiana, itwo thirdu of i al!t he nmni
lhr'S electled to ,lc b trio S-e c:itcu
Sring, That Arti(.le 210i of th- Coo
stitultionf be amelndlledr so as to road
Article 210: No person shall be
eligible to any office, State, judic
in, pairochial, muni.nipal or wanrd, whoi
is not a citizen of this State and a
duly qualified elctor of the State,
'of judicial district, parish, municilaiyI
'or ward. wiherein the functions of
d said office are to uo prforimed; pro
i x:dcd, that rmsident xomi en over the
d'ge of twenty-fi-e years shall 1),
eligibe to hold any office conne ted
with the public edu.ational system
of the State, or of any ward, parish,
0 or municipality in the State, and Io
hold any office in thie State connect-
O]d with institutions of charity or cor
rection. And whe n v er an officer,
" State, judicial, paro:hial, municipal
o or ward, tmay change his residence
d from this State, or from the district,
Sparish, municipality or ward in which
'lie holds such office, thie Csame shall
d thereby be vacatd, any declaration
1- or retention of domi: ile to the con
Section 2. Be it further resolved,
Setc., That this proposed amendmont
1be submitted to the electors of the
State of Louisiana for their approv
-al or rejection, as required by Arti
Scled 321 of the Constitution of the
Sstate of Louisiana and the general
election laws of the State, at the
d next Congressional election to be
held in this State in November, 1912.
Section 3. Be it further resolved,
etc., That on the official ballots to
be used at said election shall be
rt planed the words "For the proposcd
amendment to Artile 21 of th Con
stitution, relative to women," and
the words "Against the inropsd
amendment to Article 210 of the Con-'
; stitution, relative to women," and
each elector shall indi',at", as 1,10
" a of
o the State, whether he rotea ror or
i an:ainst said amendment.
L. E. T1IO3MAS,
Speaker of the Hou-e of lhpres n
u TIIOlAAS C. LARRElU,
SIcueutenant Governor and IPreshdent
of the Senate.
1, Approved July 1lth, 1912.
1 L. E. HALL,
1 Governor of the State of Louisiana.
s A true copy:
d ALVIN E. HEBIERT,
d Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 180.
n House Bill No. 2S0. By MIr. Byrne
I JOINT RESOLUTION
't Proposing an amendment to Article
0 157 of the Constitution of the
State of Louisiana, relative to
r the filling of vacancies in offices
"1 in the Parish of Orleans
Section 1. Be it resolved by the
(. Generai Assembly of the State of
SILouisiana, two-thirds of all memlo rs
I elected to each ho,:se (oncur!i tg,
I That Article 157 of the ('onstitution
of the State of Louisiana. be am nd
It :!! it!c-i it fols:
i fr(l a try nus,, il a11y' of the judi'
i;; ,i' ::. f t he, i l' ar:'.l of O(rke :s
n cr n (i the (' t nw Orl,: ars or 1in
'tt tearCti :n th(, l 1a ':sh of
f iCt :, i ,l w re t1h flunecxp:t' d I r1l1
• is for a long t-, period t~an ni ye, r,
d sh:)l1 be filled by a spe'i:11 lection
to be called by the prober legal no
thor it- nd held within sixty (GO)
Sdays of the occurrence of th( v:tc"a
! cy under the general loction lhbws
e of this State, Where the unexpir
ca portion of the term is less than
one year the vacancy shall be filled
fcr the remainder of the tent by the
Governor with the advice and con
tsent of the Senate.
s Section 2. Be it further rsolv(d,
etc., That the foregoing amendments
to the Constitution of the State of
Louisiana be submitted to the el e
tors of the State at the next el c
tion for Represcntatives in ('ongres-;
to be holden o,. the first Tuesday
after the first Mohoiay in Novemb, r.
I1,1, and on the offliSil ballots to
f be used :It :staid election shall b,
- laced the ' ,rds "1- or t1'h' pro-. d
m('n' ltli t .\t , 7 (!f ti " ('(on
titei 11r of h a 1 . St " i.Oi1:11 1:) ,"
) and the ,or,- '.c\ !lt ll l lpropOed
a l(' 1, :l,,'; . t, ' A rt l -7 l of th , ( -co
stitu'i' o Lth Stt , of Ilo:tisa R ',;
Sand ,ach ektlc: .q'a ll indti ,te. t.
S irovlded :1 in the tl .1 e' , ti on: a'
S f th i, Statoe, tih oi, : e pi'ro."
r Lion:, "for" o1 "a i::.t" 1 ' rot,. .
oS f tile Ilouse of Repirs n
THOMASS C. FLUREIHT,
Lieutenant Governor and Pr sYde:'!t
t of the Senate.
Approved July 11th, 1912.
L. E. HALL,
Governor of the State of L.ouisiana.
!A true copy:
ALVINN E. IIEBERT,
Seretary of State.
ACT NO. 203.
Ius 1111il No. '41:,. B1y 1 r. l,'ont ni:t
.\ JOINT 1T1:. Ol TION
[ ri o -o uhn' aPn am -:nd:lcn, to.i.,('
titutolio (f 1 s tut of , ot
(" , o titntion o f 1!),. as nlcld-d
lixby .ct No. ,I. of th1 A\cts o f
1,q0, ratified bSy thl. l'eao ie at
the ovemIt r e'e t'oin of 1,10. 5o
aii: t .utthotize :h., l oard of Li
uid't tion' o f th lh St:ito D' bt to
ti-i,. e lte ]oid-si to retin e o' r' ,
fund the Slate Bonded Int:,t)di"
iS. dte .lantuary 1st, 1914. to
provide for a tax for the paymnnt
oi thle intere'st on said bonds
and a sinking fund to retire the
sanme; to provide for: the paymuelt
out o t thle said sinking fund of
an indebtedness due by the State
o to the United States, and of cer
t ain other claims aiainst the
Section 1. Be it resolv d by the
General Assembly of the State of
Louisiana, two-thirds of all the tie inm
a bers elected to each house coteur
e ring, That an amondmoent to Arti
Sdeh 46 of the Constitution of the
:1 State of Louisiana of 1S9S, as amend'
ed by Act No. i03 of the Acts of the
, General Assembly of the State of
Louisiana, at its sessionn hld in lhOe
"ear 1910, ratified by the p ople at
the Nov ember election of 110, be
I submitted to the qualified el ectors
Sofi the State for their approval or re
jection at the Cong ressional elet!oh
Sto be held on the First Tuesday
,!next following the first Monday in
November of 1912, said lrolosed
amendment to read as follows:
"Article 46. The General Assem
bly shall have no power to contract
ior to authorize the contracting of any
tdebt or liability, on behalf of the
State, or to issue bonds or other ev
idencas of indebtedness thereof, ex
-cept for the purpose of repelling in
- vasion or for the suppression of in
surrection. Provided, that for the
purpose of retiring, liquidating or re
:funding the present State Bonded
Indebtedness of Eleven Million, One
Hundred and Eight Thousand, Three
Hundred Dollars, maturing .January1 1.
1914, and bearing four 1)er centum
per annum interest, the Board of Li
quidation of the State Debt of Louis
iana is given authority to issue Eiev
en Thousand, One Hundred and
Eight new coupon bonds of theS'ate
ofLouisiana of One Thousand Dollars
each, to be numbered 'No. 1' to 'No.
11,108,' bearing a rate of intr,,st not
exceeding four per centum per an- 1
num, payable semi-annually and to be
due and paid in fifty years from Jan
naty 1. 1914. The fori-m of sail bonis
IAquidation of the State Debt and
they shall be signed by the Govern
o:, the Auditor and thl Treasurer of
the State. Said bonds shall be sold
to the highest bidder at not less than
par after three months of advert is.
nient by the IBoard of Liquidation of
the State Debt in New ()ri(ans. Chii
cago and Nee. York; and in case
said bonds cannot b)( sold they may
bc exchanged at par by the Board of
Liquidation of the State D)ebt for the
bonds due January 1st. 1914. The ex-1
cess of Three Hundred Dollars of the
bonds due January 1st, 1914, over the
bonds authorized by this article, shall
be paid in cash out of the current
interest funds of the State. The cost
of engraving and advertising said
bonds shall also be paid out of the
"In all other respects not herein
specified, the Board of Liquidation of
the State Debt is hereby given full
power and authority to carry out the
provisions of' 'his amendment.
"Beginning with January 1st, 1914,
there shall be and there is hereby
levied on all plrop)erty on-which gen
oral state taxes are 1,nvivd an annual
tax f one and two-tenth. mills, th,
net proceeds of which shall be devot
ed to the paym,'nt of thit interest
du, eon said bonds, toi Ih'e pyment
of ibht inte:rest dun( on [ ' i'l-.ll d
,less of the Statl" l to Ithe Flr- St o1,
Fund, to 4,nmin:a y FI ':'1l and the' A -'
ricul ul l anid I l 'ech aln- tl ,
i'tilld, o tile al' 1 l t (of 1!. 1, o11 r
cxpll.lsne ( 1 u lS f. ,I-:(
r!ad ui of '1. 1 S tat' the 1 '
idue to the :'a- titu :",0:1 of a s!nki,
fuIdt'o4 b-ci 'i sid ," \ i I ::ll, - i 'll r
t. e ,.r:inetlter- : ln i , to to ph , ur-pe
che fid Ioi of said ods by : ord at
:t price not to r xc b-e i (Ift rin:,re ,d
and Three. and aeexruied int-r st. Ifl
bonds llannot lbe pllrcltas',d as afor,
said, thte s iIng fund shall be in
vested by the IBoard of Liquidation
of tlihe ite I)rebt in sound- interest
hearing securities, p)rodu,.ng not less
than four per centum per alnnlum in
terest on the amount so invested, or
deposited in solvent banks furnishing
adequate security to the State, to be
approved by the said Board, at a
rate of interest not less than four per
centunl per annum. Said tax shall
be levied until all of said bonds shall
have been retired, but after the as
sessments of the State reach the sulm
of Six Hundred and Fifty Million l)ol
l:rs, said tax shall be reduced to
one mill 'tllul sha! thereafter b.` re
duc(illed two-tenths (of on,` mill for
each One tundred Million Dollars ;n
crease ili asses> llOnlts 11111i th - said
lax shall re redued e to six-t.,tths of
one ml i. Thle said tax sh-,il ('co ti
ut(1 a part of thr s iX i i '.4' ii tat'a
1:on prnd',, t" ha 1 ' lby tho'
t ci Li- ' 4 'I..'4j. - t 't t a f iax
ai(1d bo:nd' .ha1 ha vo Le. :i aid,
Ir ia ll ,e .1 vied 'linually a tax
ufi:' int to Iir'd1l04 1 a :1 ' .'0 sum41 of
not less tiha:n "Sx llun'dr. d and Fifty
Tlousanld I1,?lars to thake the place of
said tax of one and two-teniths m11Is
and its reductions.
"The Board of Liquidation of the
State Debt shall h-.ve 1)pow r to set
tie under the conditions and limita
tions hereinafter provided, the fol
lowlig claims of indebtedness made
by various persons against the State,
(1) The outstanding bonds known
a; Baby Bonds excluding all IBaby
I.ands fraudulently issued by any of
fcial of the State."
(2) Auditor's Warrants issued for
ýschool, ('ortificates of indil 1btedn ss
uin A t' 1:fi`et;ir. of tle St'ae.
(4) n 'airants idrw~ ' iriiur to 8 i0
and ftndablde hutt not ftundied into
ti: y !ond.s.
(5) \\arrants drIraw,' oft r .ia:nuarc
'; s 4S0 1gjins1t_ 's and lpn vious
Proldy d dii 14 rr. thet the oii'n
(era> o;.r the dully atl ari,. trus e -s
of ti" owners of 1 id clai.s 4 '11 111y
t.'hr to January est, 1917, bilut not
the t'after, lroced against the Board
o, L,,quidation of the State Debt by
rule, solely and exclusively in the dis
trict court of tile PariCh of East
Baton Rougse, to have the tsaid lams
examined and their validity and the
indebtedness due thereon determined,
whichl court is hereby given jurisdic
tion for that purpose.
This jurisdictioln shall extend not
only to the determination of the mere
legal liability of the State onl any of
said claims, ibut also to the determi
nation of any equitable liability of
the State thereon anti the extent of
sluch equitable liability. Appeal shall
lie in all eases, irrespective of the
amounts involved, on thie original
record, to the Supreme Court of ihe
State of Louisialla. The definite (h
irees of soaid ('oIurts shall not h1:4e
the effect of jiudgm(ents acainst the
Starte or the iailrd of lAquidatioi of
the State Debt Tile Board of 1.i
iquidation of th, Stae:' Debt lshall
the claims, thus approved by tlhe
courts of h Statl . out of tte i le sink
ilng fund aboy l)rovid(d or as fiunds
are available, but I ll(y shal not be
paid otherwise or out of any othl 'r
Nothing in this amendmenit shall
be construed as a r-cognition by tile
State of any liability, whether legal
-r equitable, to the owners or the
hlolders of anlly of the said above des
ignated bonds, warrants or claims,
and thie burden of proof shall rest
throulghout on each of such claim
ants to show suchl liability.
Out of the first surplus accruing in
the sinking fund, there thall be paid
in full the amount of principal and
interest due on the bonds of the
State, the face values of which ag-1
gregate Thirty-Seven Thousand Dol
lars, and which are held by the Unit
el States as trustee for certain Indian
"This article, as amended, shall be 1
deemed to be self-acting and direct
ly to confer the power and authori- 4
ty herein granted without an enab
ling act of the General Assembly."
Section 2. Be it further resolved,
by the General Assembly of the
State of Louisiana, two-thirds of all I
tile members Clec(t'd to "naeh house
concurring, That the offit ial ballot to I
be used at said 'I,-ction shall have t
printed thereon the words:
"For the proposed amlendwent tol
Ar'-i'l., -.J i -, 1t' ('o tvt , :on cf the 1
refunding and settlement of the Inl
debtedness of the State."
f And the words:
1 "Against the ipulwsed amendment
h to Article 46 of the Constitution of,
the State of IcL:.iana, relative to
f the refunding a.ud settlement of the
indebtedness of the State."
And each elector shall indicate oni
said ballot, as provided in the Gen
f eral Election Law of the State, wheth
e er he votes for or against the pro
L. I. 1'THOMAS,
Speaker of the IIose of Represen
te THOMAS C. BARRET,
t Lieutenant Governor and President
J of the Senate.
e Approved: July 11th, 1912.
I,. E. HALL,
' Governor of the State of Louisiala. j
A true copy:
1 ALVIN E. IHEbEPtT,
e Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 230.
Si enate Bill No. 1,. . Iy- I. Amacker
JOINT :1 RIOLUTION
t Proposing;n n aii:!., : t'o the COn-;:
t stitution of th:I S`'t:'e of LoUiSi
front taxation f':" a :I ': d of tenti
(10) ycars ufi thi d ':e of Itsil
I 'on11 1'tt!o , c' i.' r'i'roads on'
pa U; of rail': ( anstructed
subtse quCMly to A1:hnc 1 1912.
Section 1. 1,l; it :ina:td by the
Genereral assemibl ,,f th! State of
l oui1 iana, two-thirdis oZ ail the tnem
l;. elected to each Il )lse concur
ring therein, That the following
-amendment to the C(on:tiiution of
i the State of Louisiana be submitted
to the electors of the State at the;
. next electin for Representatives In;
r Congress, to be holden on the first
g Tuesday after the first Monday in No-.,,
a vember, 1912, to-wit: There shall bet
,r exempt from taxation for a period'
II of ten years from the ,late of its
Il completion, any railroad or part of,
railroad that shall have been con-.
1- tructed and comluieted subsequently;
o to June 1, 1912, and prior to January
1, 1917. This exemption shall in
r clude and apply to all rights of way.
roadbed, siding:, rails and other sup
erstructures upon such rights of way',
I roadbed or sidings;; and to all depots,
station houe':s, buildings, erections,
anid structures al)purtenant to sue
railroads and the op1.'ration of the
saiae; but shall not in ,lude the de
1p,ts, ,arehousclsI , statioll houses and
Sothetr structuretlc anid aplipurtenances
nor the land upoi which they are
erected at terminal points, and for
which frIlncil ses 1 i;ave be'na granted
Y anl obtained, whether same remain
If the property of the present owner
ei orwners, or lie transl'errcd or as
signed to any corporation or corpora
e tions, person or persons whomsoever,
and provided further that this ex
emption shall not apply to double,
1- tracks, sidings, switches, depots or`
e other improvements or betterments
which may be constructed by rail
roads now in operation within the'
n State, other than extinsions or new
lines constructed by such railroads.
Provided, further that whc n aid has
heretofore been or which may here-.
after be voted by any parish, ward
r or municipality to any railroad, such
railroad shall not he (ntitl ed to ex
emptioii fron taxation c rein estab
Sectioni 2. Ite it furthe'r enacted,
etc., Thl:t tlh offic- .1 haats at said
i election shall haye, printed thliconi
Sthle words: "For thl proios.dumlcnd
Ient to the C('onstitution of the State
If Iouisioina irelative to( exemilltiont
Sfrom tax ationL for t,'tn y'.ars from thej
date of its coiiipl,'tioo , of all rail-'
roads or parts of rail'ro:ls, const ruct
ed subsequently to aianuaryl 1. 1913"'
Sand the words "Against the propos
ed amendilent to thill ('onstitution
of tile State of Lxuisiana relative to
exemption front taxation for a period
of ten years from (late of its coluple
tion of all 'railroads or parts of rail
roads constructed subsequcntly to0
" January 1, 1913," and each elector
C shall indicate as provided in the gen
cral election laws of tihe State whethi
Ir; hlie votes for or against the anmend.
L. E. THIOMAS.
e Slpeaker of the Ilouse of Represen
i- THIOMAS C. BPARRET,
If ,ieutenant Governor and Pr sident?
f of the Senate.
II AIDroved: July 11th, 1912.
c L. . HAIL.T.
.l Governor (If thie Stat' of L.ouisiana
c A true copy:
TALVIN E. II1:IIET.
I Secretary of State.
SACT NO. 236.
Senate Bill No. 161. By Mri. Mouton.
A JOINT RESOLUITION
Proposing an amendment to Articlt
r 291 of the Constitution of th
1 State of Louisiana relat:ve tc,
taxes for the construction an_
I maintenance of publ!c roads.
Section 1. le it resolved by thi
General Assemnl 'f the State oi
Louisiana, two-thlirou of all memberr
- elected to each lo:,se, concurring
That Article 291 of thle Constitutior
of the State of Louisiana be amend;
ed so as to read as follows:
Article 291. The Police Juries O,
this State may form their respective
parishes into road districts; and ii
order to raise funds tor "h - purpose
of constructing, maintulning, and re
pairing the public ro;cds and brd',
- of their parishes, they are authuri:
ed to set aside at least one mill De
annum of the tax s lhvicdl by them
'and to impose a per capita tax no
more than one, dollar per annum upo
each able bodied male inhabitant <
the parish bLtween the ages c
eighteen and fifty-five years, and i
Slevy an annual li.ens,, of not les
than twenty-five (25.) nor mor
than one dollar per anmiuin upon eac
vehiclt including bicycles,. kept witl
in sai~parishl s or! wit :hin a munic
'n'l t thrI.r ,; Whrtfl r frr - C) 0" mo