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3,, ratfi'd ,y :It' pe(,ll at
l; Novemnbcer eleiion of 1:t10,
• as to extend tha, time for the
oi trat : zation of t ,L e st a flIshiIi
, ompanics tlherinii p'ovided f'or
until January 1, 1916.
Se, ltin 1. 11e it resolved by the
(;'leral A.ssembly of the State of
Louinjann two-thirds of all the mem
bp -le,,ct, d to ,ach branchil thereof
ol'rril:-i , That at ( thl i ('Oni l'ci l
) 'l ion to be h)ld i' this Sta.tc
on' the first Tuesday In(xt follow,'ing
th,. first Monday in November, 1912.
th, followin. amtendment to the
am::ditient submiittd by Act No.
27', of A, ts of 1910, ratified by the
p,,pl "rt the Noyember election of
1911, sli be submitted to the (loc
to:'s of the State, to-wit:
"The tuime granted fo:; the organi
Zation of the steamship co(1l)paies un
er this a1iendm-ent to thi Constitu
tion shall be extended from January
1, 1913, to January 1, 1916."
Section 2. Be it further resolved,
etc., That the official ballot to be
used at said election shall have
printed thereon the words:
"For the proposed amendment to
the Constitution extending the time
for the organization of steamship
companies under the Constitutional
amendment prt posed by Act 279 of
1910 from January 1, 1913, to Janu
ary 1, 1916."
And the words:
"Against the proposed amendment
to the Constitution extending the
time for the organization of steam
ship companies under the Constitu
tional amendmenti proposed by Act
No. 279 of 1910 from January 1, 1913,
to January 1, 1911."
And each elector shall indicate on
said ballot as provided in the gen
eral election law whethe'r lie votes
for or against " l,, )Iro)Ws'd amlend
nulent.
I. l:. THOMAS,
( ;' By SI. at ..' ti',, Vy , i ( . :it
teei,,, S. ethi .'' S bst Ine
for Senate Bill No. 3,.
AN ACT
Proposing an anihnlment to Article
109, of the it ('onsti! ution of Lou
isiana, relative to l)istrict Courts.
Sectiion l. Ie it ri solved by the
General Assembly of the State of
Louisiana, two-thirds of all the miem
bers elected to eat-ih House concur
ring, That the following amendment
to the Constitution of Louisiana shall
be s-ubmitted to the electors of the
State, at the Congressional election
to be holden on the first Tuesday af
Ier the first Monday in November,
1912, and if atpro'oVd and ratified
by a majority of said electors, vot
ing in said election, the dsame to be
cone a part of the Constitution, to
wit:
lThat Article 10 i,, of the Constituo
etion, of ,iouisiana e almendedl so as
to rt'al at' follows:
ARTICLE 14_9.
il'h 1I-tri:t o('' .tII , except in the
Parish of Orleans, shall have origi
inal jurisdilction in all civil matters
where the amount in dispute shall
exceed fifty dollars ($50.00), exclu
sive of interest and ip all casos
where the title to real estate is in
volved, or to office or other public
'osition, or civil or Ipolitical rights,
and all other cases where no spe
liih amount is in contest, except
such as otherwise provided in this
Lo:r titution.
Thy shall have unlimited and ,x
<' lie original jlrissiction in all
'ri'.liilri cases except such as fiay
b,., -,'tt'd in other court.s aulhllh :.l,.!
I1 t .  oastitution; ant in all pro
i. an i sIu4ccession matters, and
vb .a succession is a Iparty defend
a't. 1 1 ''1 all cases Wvhlere th" Stace,
.:ui' .-, a4d inunhc.p-lIty or other Do
'.. co:'oatiotn is a paru. - def4nd
,: : , . of a1 pl'oceac in s f.'r he
a nt of receiver- or liquida
. rPt- a"',s or pttntershit.s:
:,: .  r,)r ', '!'! ] , ',, ,u ' :,'-:, a
r crder i a may he necessary or prop.
f '.r t 11'._ - ]1 5ullsof th
e L ) i'',: i ( Lnfte .ired up, n thei:l.
t, ". h Jud i'l Di: trict, exc(:pt in t'he
u 1''irzt, T\venty- I:'SL and F'f: centhi Ju
,i.J:!al s):tricts, wvher, until olher
i : ;,- )roided by law there shall be
t wo t=) DistictL Judr ,s, but Jud,. s
, of the Twenty-first Judicial District
d bhall nut be residents of the same
s parish. And the Judges of the Fif
i teentcih l(th. Judicial District shall
t noct be residents of the same parish
alter tihe expiration of thl. terms of
the first Judges elected under this
C- onstitution.
District Judges shall be elected by
a plurality of the qualified voters of
t their respective districts, in which
they shall have been actual residents
for two years next preceding their
election. They shall be learned in
1 .1:r electionl.
Thl first 1 ..' t .Id 's under lithiis
li Z, ion up s "a ll b1 , ct-d at the
' :, t i. +oer r, n 1it hi t '-I andvce
U ,.'  , 1.-" ' I " ti '
' ,i l.): 1 t a ci tei I h ' 'll :5 1,ss
.1 +.cnsent of the, Senate. In all
tc,lses where the unexpir<,d portion of
the terns is one year or more, the
vacancy shall be filled by special
election, to be called by the Govern
or, and held within sixty days of the
occurrence of the vacancy, under the
general election laws of the State.
Section 2. Be it further resolved,
etc., That the foregoing amendment
to thl Article of the Constitution of
this State, if adopted, shall become
operative on the first day of D)ecem
bler, A. D. 1`912, and the Governor
of the State shall, within ten days
thereafter, order an election to be
held within the Fifteenth Judicial
with existing election laws, for the
Iu)rpose, of electing the additional
.Judge heroin provided for, for the
Fifteenth Judicial District, who shall
hold office until the next regular
election for Judges under this Con
dstitution and until his successor is
telected and qualified.
Section 3. le it further resolrelv.
etc.. That upon the official ballots to
be used at said Congressional elec
tion shall be printed the words
1"For the proposed amendment to Ar
ticle 109 of the Constitution of Lou
isiana, relative to District Courts,"
and the words "Against the proposed
amendment to Article 109 of the Con
stitution of Louisiana, relative to
e District Courts," and each elector
shall indicate, as provided in the gen
eral election laws of the State,
which of the propositions, "For" or
"Against," he votes for.
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:
ALVIN E. HEBERT,
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 155.
t fcse Bill No. 211,. By Mri. lttitlii'.
JOINT IESOILUTION
I r l)os.inlg na namie(ndiacnt 1o Article
:;,? )f the ('otlstitution of the
Stat' (i I.1 ouisi:ann, relative to
'.eil-'ion lo- ('o f.'d rato et.,r
11.5 15.i an nded hy A t No. 73 of
the C; etlijral Ass.nmhitvy of 1f0'),
:(nd ,Act No. 112 of the C ,neral
A.:semtIbly of 1!0., and Act 269 of
tihe Geineral Arsemnbly of 190o,
and for the purpose of pro\viding
a sufficient revienue for the tar
rying out of this Article of the
Constitution.
Section 1. Be it resolved by the
General Assembly of the State of
SLouisiana, two-thirds of all members
elected to each House concurring,
That Article 303 of the Constitution
of the State of Louisiana, as amend
ed by Act No. 73 of the General As
sembly of 1900, and Act No. 112 of
Sthe General Assembly of 1904, and
SAct No. 269 of the General Assembly
I of 1908, be so amended as to read
as follows:
1 Article 303. A pension not to ex
- ceed eight dollars ($8) per month
shall be allowed to each Confederate
Ssoldier or sailor veteran who pos
- sesses all the following qualifications:
1. He shall have served honorably
- from the date of his enlistment un
til the close of the late Civil War,
Sor until he was discharged or paroled
Sin some military organization regu
larly mustered into the Army or Na
vy of the Confederate States, and
Sshall have remained true to the Con
federate States until the surrender.
2. He shall not own property ofi
more than one thousand dollars val
Suation and he shall not be physical- i
ly able to earn a livelihood by his
own labor.
3. He shall not be salaried or oth
erwise provided for by the State of
Louisiana or by any other State or
Government. In case he enlisted in
- any organization mustered into said
I service as a Louisiana organization,
c or in case at the date of his enlist
I ment he resided in the State of Lou
isiana, he shall have resided in this
SState for at least five years prior
to his application for pensicn. In
case he resided elsewhere than in
thi.; State. and enlisted in an organ-'
izaticn not mustered in from Louisi
a na, or in the Navy of the Confeder
ate States, he shall have resided in
Sthis State for at least fifteen years
prior to hi's application for such pen
;. . !!k,, R,:.sin shall be -rant
;i;! ;  1l "0
married again in inJigent circum, t
stlneleS, of Sat'h -"O.dic1 or sAilO1 
whose larriage t+i her was co:1tra.:t
ed prior to Janua;ry I, SSN; providd
that if hiir decets' d h, isband se:ved
in nl organizatioll, nilul.tolr d in fronlm
Louisiana, or if lie resided in Louis- I
iana, at the ldate of his enlistment,
then in order that such .widow shalll
bt- entitled to the Ipensionl as herein
provided, she shall have resided in (
this State for at least five years
prior to her application therefor; and
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 '
this State for no, less than fifteen
years prior to her application for
such pension; provided further, that p
pIensions whether to veterans or to
widows, shall be allowed only from
the date of application under this ar
ticle, and the total applropriations for
all" lpension, in ainy one year. shall
L, tlhe proceeds of th, :inual oune
tliii i ax, p)rovid ,I0 s:l ( ,tl :'0P1rii ou:i0 s
011t l ,! lt O aof " ty' ` I i un -
ýInalin' t ny opiatio in iac?( '
01 the aiiean of the' 011 ll tax o
IV'teld and collectid and to b'" kIovn l
is "Confederate Veteran Pension C
Fund" and to be used for no othler a
purpose, and upon the adoption of
this amendmlent same shall at once
become self-operative and the fundsi
derived therefrom immediately used
for said purpose, and provided fur- t
ther that the Tax Collectors and As- t
sessors shall receive no commissions
for assessing and collecting said one I
mill tax herein provided. Provided C
that nothing in this Article shall be c
construed so as to prohibit the Gen
eral Assembly from providing arti
ficial limbs to disabled Confederate
soldiers or sailors.
Section 2. Be it further resolved,
etc., That this proposed amendment
be submitted to the qualified voters
of the State of Louisiana for adop
tion or rejection at the Congression
al election to be held on the first
Tuesday next following the first Mon- t
day in November, 1912. t
That the official ballots to be us- t
ed at said election shall have print-'
ed thereon the words: "For the pro- 1
posedl amendment to Article 303 of I
the Constitution of the State of I[ou- i
isiana, relative to pensions for Con- 1
federate Veterans," and the words: s
"Against the proposed amendment to a
Article 303 of the Constitution of the a
State of Louisiana, relative to pen- s
sions for Confederate Veterans," a
and each elector shall indicate, as g
provided in the general election laws o
of the State, whether he votes for t
or against the amendment.
L, E. THOMAS,
Speaker of the House of Represen
tatives.
THOMAS C. BARRET, I
L•eutenant Governor and President
of the Senate.
Approved July 10th, 1912.
L. E. HALL,
Governor of ttip State of Louisiana. A
A true Copy:
ALVIN E. HEBERT,
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 162.
.JOINT I1ES()i.TION I
I'l'O)OSiln an a 1nii1O(n(l , nt to A.\rticle
210 of tilhe State of L.ouisiana, so
as to permit 'womna to hold iany
office connc:teld with th., oduia
tional syste51 of th, State, o' of
any political sllub li\ision hll'reof,
and with instituiions o0' ch;r:ty
and correction.
Section 1. Be it resolved by the
General Assemnbly of the State of
Louisiana, two-thirds of all lh mem-n
bhrs elected to ea:h House ('oncur
ring, That Article 210 of the0 Con
stitution be amended so as to read
as follows:
Article 210: No person shall be
eligible to any office, State, judic
ial, parochial. municipal or ward, who;
is not a citizen of this State and a
duly qualified elector of the State,
judicial district, parish, municipality
or ward, wherein the functions of (
said office are to be performed; pro- I
vided, that resident women over the i
age of twenty-five years shall be I
eligible to hold any office connected C
with the public educational system
of the State, or of any ward, parish, 4
or municipality in the State, and toiC
hold any office in the State connect- I
ed with institutions of charity or cor- 1
rection. And whenever any officer,t
State, judicial, paro:hial, municipal
or ward, may change his residence j
from this State, or from the district, I
parish, municipality or ward in which
he holds such office, the samne shall i
thereby' be vacated, any declaration
of retention of domicile to the con
trary notwithstanding.
Section 2. Be it further resolved,
etc., That this proposed amendment
be submitted to the electors of the
State of Louisiana for their approv
al or rejection, as required by Arti
cle 321 of the Constitution of the
State of Louisiana and the general 7
election laws of the State, at the I
next Congressional election to beI
held in this State in November. 1912.
Section 3. Be it further resolved,
etc., That on tile official balnlots to q
be used at said election shall be i;
placedl the words "'Fo:" thl proposed C
amendment to Artile 21, of th Con
stitution, relative to women,"'' and e
the words "Agains" th: irops d 1
amendment to Artidle 21I of th? Con- eC
stitution, relitive to women," and d
each ele-tor shall indii:al, s Iro- 1,
the State, whether he votes for or
against said andmndment.
L. E. THOMAS,
Speaker of the House of Repr,,scn
tatives.
TIOMAS C. IARRET,
Lieutenant Governor and I'resident
of the Senate.
Approved July 11th, 1912.
L. E. HALL,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
ALVIN E. HEBERT,
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 180.
I House Bill No. 280. By Mr. Byrne
JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to Article
157 of the Constitution of the
State of Louisiana, relative to
the filling of vacancies in offies
in the Parish of Orleans
Sc,-ion I. Ito it resolve. by the
,Cnf r:l .\Ass- mibly u1' th Statr of
Louisi.nl, tw1-thirds of all nibtll) 's
e(leted t(, (a rh lhous:. 11 oneu ib i.
T'hat Art:clei 1. of the ('oInstilltto
of the State of Lui iana 1.. amin n
,1 (o to r'oad :", fo'lnvs
Article 1)7. \ a ancre' s coiCirrl!fg
from any cause in any of the judie
,ia offices of th' 'Parish of Orieansi
or the City of New Orleans or in
any elective office in the Parish of
Orleans, where the unexpired term
is for a longer period than one year,
shall be filled by a special election
to be called by the proper legal au
thority and held within sixty (60)
days of the occurrence of the vacan
cy under the general election laws
of this State. Where the unexpir
ed portion of the term is less than
one year the vacancy shall be filled
fcr the remainder of the term by the
Governor with the advice and con
sent of the Senate.
Section 2. Be it further resolved,
etc., That the foregoing amendments
to the Constitution of the State of
Louisiana be submitted to the elec
tors of the State at the next el.c
tion for Representatives in Congress
to be holden on. the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in November,
1912, and on the official ballots to
be used at said election shall be
Iplaced the words "For the proposed
Amendment to Article 157 of the Con
stitution of the State of Louisiana,"
and the words "Against the proposed
amendment to Article 157 of the Con
stitution of the State of Louisiana";
and each elector shall indicate, as
provided in the general election laws
of the State, which of the proposi
tions, "for" or "against", he votes.
L. E. THOMAS,
Speaker of the House of Represen
tatives.
THOMAS C. BARRET,
Lieutenant Governor and President
of the Senate.
Approved July 11th, 1912.
L. E. HALL,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
ALVIN E. HEBERT,
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 203.
iHouse Bill No. 413. By Mr. F-ontonot
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Froposing an amendment to thie cnl
stituhion of the State of Louis
anna, anwnding Arti le 4; of the
('onsthutiomi of 1 9S as nmonnd d
by Act No. ii03 of the Acts of
1910, ratified !,y th , people vt
the Novenmbr e~tion of 1.910, so
as to nuthril:o-: the Eo:r-d of Ii
quidation of the State IDebt to
irsue now bonds to retire or rm
fund thile State Bonded Indebte:l
nhss due January 1st, 1914, to
provide for a tax for the payment
o2 the interest on said bonds
and a sinking fund to retire the
samle; to provide for the payment
out o. the said sinking fund of
an indebtedness due by the State
to the United States, and of cer
tain other claims against the
State.
Section 1. Be it resolved by the
General Assembly of the State of
Louisiana, two-thirds of all the mem
bers elected to each house concur
ring, That an amendment to Arti
clk 46 of the Constitution of the
State of Louisiana of 1898, as amend
ed by Act No. 303 of the Acts of the
General Assembly of the State of
Louisiana, at its session held in .he
year 1910, ratified by the people at
the November election of 1910, be
submitted to the qualified electors
of the State for .their approval or re
jection at the Congressional election
to be held on the First Tuesday
next following the first Monday in
November of 1912, said piroposed
amendment to read as follows:
"Article 46. The General Assem
bly shall have no power to contract
or to authorize the contracting of any
debt or liability, on behalf of the
State, or to issue bonds or other ev
idences 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 January 1,
1914, and bearing four per centum
per annum interecst, the Board of Li
quidation of the State Debt of Louis
iana is given authority to issue Elev
en Thousand, One IHundred and
Eight new coupon bonds of theState
ofLouisiana of One Thousand Dl)ollars
each, to be numbered 'No. 1' to 'No.
11,1)8,' bearing a rate of interest not
exceelding four per centunll per an
num, payable semi-annually and to be
due and piaid in fifty years from Jan
n:ary i 1114. The for'm of Fail bonsnt
IAqutdation of the State Debt and
they shall be signed by the' Goy Crn
oi, the Auditor and the Treasurer of
the State. Said bonds shall be sold
to the highest bidder at not less thatn
par after three months of advertise
ment by the Board of liquidation of
the State Debt in New Orleans, Chi
cago and Ne,- York; and in case
said bonds cannot be sold they may
bc exchanged at par by the Board of
Liquidation of the State Debt for the
bonds due January 1st, 1914. The ex
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
or engraving and advertising said
bonds shall also be paid out of the
said fund.
"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 rl 'his anliendmient.
"*1eginning with .lanua.ry 1st, 1:t14,
there shall be and there is hereby
levied on all property oyn wh1ich g, n
oral state taxes are 1 vied Ian a1lnit i1
tax eti dne and two-t.nt' m -ill,. th1
not prtciteeds of 1h ic h sh;}l' i e devo -
e,( to tIhe Dl)ay ls iL of th, inter,.t
tldu on .slail btltds, to 1til, I Iy-llclnt
liS: of the State to tihe lren :' i ol
Fund, to Sem inaiu y Fund tand the A"
ricultiural and Mechanical College
F'utnd, to the Iaynmelnt of the p)Vop,r
expenses of the Board of ]iquida
tion of the State Debt, and the res
idue to the constitution of a sinking
fund to be applied annually except
as hereinafter provided, to the pur
chase of said bonds by said Board at
a price not to exceed Oue riurdred
and Three and accrued interest. If
bonds cannot be purchased as afore
said, the sinking fund shall be in
vested by the Board of Liquidation
of the State Debt in sound- interest
bearing securities, producing not less
than four per centunm per annum 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
centum per annum. Said tax shall
be levied until all of said bonds shall
have been retired, but after the as
sess~ents of the State reach the sum
of Six Hundred and Fifty Million Dol
lars, said tax shall be reduced to
one mill and shat thereafter be re
duced two-tenths of one mill for
each One Hundred Million Dollars in
crease in assessments until the said
tax shall re reduced to six-tenths of
one mill. The said tax shall consti
tute a part of the six mills of taxa
tion permitted to be levied by the
Constitution.
In case the present system of tax
ation shall be changed before the
said bonds shall have been paid,
there shall be levied annually a tax
sufficient to produce a gross sum of
not less than Six Hundred and Fifty
Thousand Dollars to take the place of
said tax of one and two-tenths mills
and its reductions.
"The Board of Liquidation of the
State Debt shall have power to set
tle under the conditions and limita
tions hereinafter provided, the fol
lowilig claims of indebtedness made
by various persons against the State,
to-wit:
(1) The outstanding bonds known
a: Baby Bonds excluding all Baby
B7)nds fraudulently issued by any of
ficial of the State."
(2) Auditor's Warrants issued for
school, certificates of indebtedness
under Act 12G of 1880.
(3) Certificates issued under Act
93 of 1SSG for costs and fees drlue
to thIe officer.s of the Stale.
(4) Warrants drawn prior to 1880
and fundable but not funded into
Itaby londs.
(5) Warrants drawn eftr January
:;f 1S880 against 1S78 and pr-evious
years.
Provided, howexr , that tihe own
.rs or thile duly autioriz, d trustees
of the owners of said claims miay
prior to January 1st, 191, but not
thereafter, proceed against the Board
o' Liquidation of the State DL)ebt by
rule, solely and exclusively in the dis
trict court of the Parih of East
Baton Rouge, to have the said claims
examined and their validity and the
indebtedness due thereon determined,
which court is hereby given jurisdic
tion for that purpose.
This jurisdiction shall extend not
only to the determination of the mere
legal liability of the State on any of
said claims, but also to the determi
nation of any equitable liability of
the State thereon and the extent of
such equitable liability. Appeal shall
lie in all cases, irrespective of the
amounts involved, on the original
record, to the Supreme Court of the
State of Louisiana. The definite de
crees of said courts shall not have
the effect of judgments against the
State or the Board of Liquidation of
the State Debt. The Board of Li
quidation of the State Debt shali
have the exclusive power to settle
the claims, thus approved by the
courts of the State, out of the sink
ing fund above provided for as funds
are available, but they shall not be
paid otherwise or out of any other
fund.
Nothing in this aniendment shall
be construed as a recognition by the
State of any liability, whether legal
(,r equitable, to the owners or the
holders of any of the said above des
ignated bonds, warrants or claims,
and the burden of proof shalh rest
throughout on each of such claim
ants to show such liability.
Out of the first surplus accruing in
the sinking fund, there shall be paid
in full the amount of principal and
interest due on the bonds of the
State, the face values of which ag
gregate Thirty-Seven Thousand Dol
lars. and which are held by the Unit
ed States as trustee for certain Indian
funds.
"This article, as a:nended, shall be
deemed to be self-acting and direct
ly to confer the power and authori
ty herein granted without an enab
ling act of the General Assembly."
Section 2. Be it further resolved,
by the General Assmbly of the
State of Louisiana, two thirds of all
the members ele'td to <achh hous,
concurring, That tih offiki:tl ballot to
be used at said ,lictin shall have
printed thereon the worids:
"For tbhe IropoS-dl amn-ndl.ent to
Article 4P: of t , r(n':,!,i I on n of tho
refunding and settlement of the ~a'
debtedness of the State."
And the words:
"Against the propos(ed amendment
to Article 46 of the Constitution of
the State of Lo:Asiana, relative to
the refunding and settlement of the
indebtedness of the State."
And each elector shall indicate on
said ballot, as provided in the Gen
eral Election Law of the State, wheth
er he votes for or against the pro
posed amendment.
L. E. THOMAS,
Speaker of the House of Represen
tatives.
THOMAS C. BARRET,
Lieutenant Governor and President
of the Senate.
Approved: July 11th, 1912.
L. E. HALL,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
ALVIN E. HEBERT,
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 230.
Senate Bill No. J it). :y Mr. Auiac'r
.;OINT IK':SOLU'fION
'i'(i)Osilng an anenullent to th,' Con
stitution of the State of Louis:
ana, lprovidinl for the x 'mlption
from taxation for a period of ten
(10) years from the date of its
completion, of all railro:ads or
parts of railroads, constructed
subsequently to June 1, 1912.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the
General Assembly of the State of
Louisiana, two-thirds o: all the mem
bers elected to each House concur
ring therein, That the following
amendment to the Constitution of
the State of Louisiana be submitted
to the electors of the State at the
next election for Representatives in
Congress, to be holden on the first,
Tuesday after the first Monday in No
vember, 1912, to-wit: There shall be
exempt from taxation for a period
of ten years from the date of its
completion, any railroad or part of
railroad that shall have been- con
structed and completed subsequently
to June 1, 1912, and prior to January
1, 1917. This exemption shall in
clude and apply to all rights of way,
roadbed, sidings, rails and other sup
erstructures upon such rights of way,
roadbed or sidings; and to all depots,
station houses, buildings, erections,
and structures appurtenant to such
railroads and the operation of the
same; but shall not include the de
pots, warehouses, station houses and
other structures and appurtenances
nor the land upon which they are
erected at terminal points, and for
which franchises have been granted
and obtained, whether same remain
the property of the present owner
or owners, or be transferred or as
signed to any corporation or corpora
tions, person or persons whomsoever,
and provided further that this ex.
emption shall not apply to double
tracks, sidings, switches, depots or
other improvements or betterments
which may be constructed by rail
roads now in operation within the
State, other than ext;nsions or new
lines constructed by such railroads.
Provided, further that when aid has
heretofore been or which may here
after be voted by any parish, ward
or munici~pality to any railroad, such
railroad shall not be entitled to ex
emption from taxation herein estab
lished.
Section 2. Be it further ena('ted,
etc., That the otficial ballots at said
election shall have pr'inted thereon
the words: "For the proposedamend
Inent to the Constitution of the State
of, Louisiana rclati\ve to e'xemption
from taxation for ten y-,irs from the
dlate of its completion, of all rail
roads or parts of railroads, construct
ed subsequently to January 1. 1913"
and the words "Against the propos
ed amendment to the Constitution
of the State of Louisiana re~lative to
exemption from taxation for a period
of ten years from date of its comple
tion of all Tailroads or parts of rail
roas constructed subsequently to
January 1, 1913," and each elector
shall indicate as provided in the gen
eral election laws of the State wheth
ter he votes for or against the amend
ment.
L. E. THOMAS,
Speaker of the Hoise of Represen
tatives.
THOMAS C. BARRET,
Lieutenant Governor and President
of the Senate.
Approved: July 11tb, 1912.
L. E. HALL,
Governor of the State of Louisiana
A true copy:
ALVIN E. HEBERT,
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 236.
Senate Bill No. 161. By Mr. Mouton.
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to Article
291 of the Constitution of the
State of Louisiana relative to
taxes for the construction and
maintenance of public roads.
Section 1. Be it resolved by the
General Assemb, rf the State of
Louisiana, two-thiros of all members
elected to each iHous" concurring,
That Article 291 of the Constitution
of the State of Louisiana be amend
ed so as to read as follows:
Article 291. The Police Juries of
this State may form their respective
parishes into road districts; and in
order to raise fundls ior 11. purpose
of constructing, maintainming, and re
pairing the public roads and brda, s
-of their parishes, they are authmiiz
ed to set aside at least one mill Pec
annum of the taxis levied by them,
and to impose a per capita tax not
more than on" dollar per annurm upon
each able bodied male inhabitant of
the parish between the ages of
eighteen and fifty-five years. and wo
levy an annual lirens- of not less
than twenty-five (25,) nor more
than one dollar per ariYnum upon each
vehicle, including bicycles, kelPt with.
in t,:id a ;lriarsh, o' wit ihlu a mu>i-i
nc:y i \.r·:€;r '!" i' r'.. 0 P ron t

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