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ACT NO. 218.
House Bill No. 263 By Mr. Byrne.
JOINT RESOLUTION.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitu
tion of the State of Louisiana, requir
ing each parish and the City of New
Orleans to levy annually a tax for the
support of public schools in each par
ish and in the said city:
Section 1. P,e it resolved by the General
Assembly of the State of Louisiana, two
ibirds of all the members elected to each
house c oncurring. That an amendment to
the < 'onstitution of the State of Louisiana
be* proposed and submitted to the quali
fied ele<*tors of the State, for ratification
or rejection, as follows, to-wit:
There shall be- levied by the police jury
of each parish on all the- taxable property'
therein an annual tax of one and one-lialf
'pills on the dollar of assessed valuation
for the support of the public schools in
each parish, provided that where a parish
school board shall certify to the police
jury that a smaller levy will satisfy the
needs of the schools, the police jury shall
make the- smaller levy recommended by
the school board, except that in and for
the parish of Orleans the Board of Di
rectors of the Public Schools of the parish
of Orleans, or its legal successor, shall
levy an annual tax not exceeding trvo and
three-fourths mills for the support, main
tenance. construction, and repair of the
public schools of the City of New Or
leans: provided that this limitation on the
Pity of New Orleans shall not be con
strued to in-event the people of the Pity
of New Orleans from voting a special tax
under Section is of Act No. t of 1016, hu
thorizing the voting of special taxes br
ibe people of the Pity of New Orleans at a
special tax election. And provided fur
ther that the provisions of this Article
shall not apply to cities and towns that,
under existing laws, are exempt from the
payment of parish taxes, and which, un
der legislative authority, conduct, main
tain and support public schools open and
free to the youth of the parish in which
said city or town is located, and which
levy, collect and expend annually for the
conduct, maintenance and support of said
schools an annual tax i«f at least one and
< ne-half mills on the dollar of the assessed
valuation of said city or town.
There shall be no overlapping school dis
tricts: nor subdistriets. except that if a
parish-wide special school tax has been
or may be voted, then there may be sub
districts. not overlapping, within such
parish, provided that the total special
taxes voted at special elections, whether
parish-wide, or sub-district, or both, for
public school support, under Article 232 of
the Constitution, shall not exceed five mills
on the dollar: and xvhere there now exist
any special taxes in excess of five mills,
voted under said Article 232 of the Consti
tution for public school support, the same
is hereby reduced to five mills.
Section 2. Be it iurther resolved, etc..
That this amendment be submitted to the
duly qualified electors of the State of
Louisiana, in accordance with the provis
ions of the Constitution, to be voted upon
at the General Congressional Election to be
held in November, 1918. and there shall
be printed upon the,ballots: "For the
amendment to the Constitution requiring
each parish and the City of New Orleans
to levy one and one-half mills annual tax
for the support of the public schools there
in:" and "Against the amendment to the
Constitution requiring each parish and the
City of New Orleans to levy one and one
half mills annual tax for the support of
public schools therein;" and each elector
shall indicate, as provided in the general
election laws of this State. Whether he
votes for or against said amendment.
HEWITT BOUANCHAUD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
FERNAND MOUTON,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved: July 11. 1918.
R. G. PLEASANT.
Governor of the fate of Louisiana.
A true copy:
JAMES J. BAILEY,
Secretary of State.
W.S.S.
ACT. NO. 226.
House Bill No. 317. By Ml*. Hamley.
JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing'an amendment to tlm Consti
tution of the State of Louisiana, levy
ing a special State tax not exceeding
, one and one-half mills on the dollar
for the benefit of public education
Section 1. Be it resolved by the General
\ssembly of the State of Louisiana, two
thirds of all the members elected to each
House concurring. That an amendment to
the Constitution of the State of Louisiana
be proposed and submited to the qualifiel
electors of the State, for ratification or
rejection, as follows, to-wit:
"There shall be levied on all the taxable
pr< perty in the State of Louisiana atf an
nual State tax of one and one-half mills
on the dollar on its assessed valuation,
for the support of the public schools: pro
vided that of the amount derived from the
levy on the City of New Orleans, fifty
thousand dollars shall be paid annually
by the State Treasurer to the Commission
Council of the City of New Orleans for the
support and maintenance of the», Isaac
Delgado Trade School of the City of New
< irleans."
Section 2. Be it further resolved, etc..
That this amendment shall be submitted
to the duly qualified electors of the State
of Louisiana, in accordance with the pro
visions of the Constitution, to be voted
upon at the General Congressional Elec
tion to be held in November, 1918, and
there shall be printed upon the ballot:
'•For the amendment to the Constitution
levying a special tax of one and one-half
mills oit the dollar for the support of the
public schools:" and "Against the amend
ment to the Constitution levying a spec
ial tax of one and one-half mills on the
dollar for the support of the public
schools;" and each elector shalt indicate,
as provided in the general election laws
of this State, whether he votes for or
against said amendment.
HEWITT BOUANCHAUD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
FERNAND MOUTON,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved: July 11. 191
ft. G. PHEASANT.
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
JAMES J. BAILEY,
Secretary of State.
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ACT NO. 258.
Senate Bill No. 143. By Mr. Smith, i
JOINT RESOLUTION.
Submitting to the people of the State of
Louisiana, at the Congressional elec
tion to be held in November, 1918, an]
amendment to the Constitution of the j
State authorizing corporations formed j
or to he formed under the laws of this j
State for the purpose of constructing!
and operating canals for irrigation |
and navigation, as well as plants for)
tlie generation and distribution of
hydro-electric power, to utilize the
waters of the navigable streams of
this State, under such regulations as!
may be preseHbed by the State Board I
"f Engineers, for such purposes; as j
well as to use the deserted beds of
former navigable .streams that may
remain the properly of the State as
reservoirs in connection with such ir
rigation projects: and providing that, j
:t the end of seventy (Til) years from
the completion of any system of ca
nals and hydro-electric plants by
corporations availing themselves of
tin- authority so granted, their prop
erty and plants shall become tlie
property of the State, to be operated
bv il for public revenue in such man
ner as the legislature shall direct: and
providing that none of these pro
ve ions shall be construed to apply to
canals in existence moor prior to July
1. 191s.
Whereas. The rice interests of large por
tions of this State have suffered great loss
for want of fresh water: and.
Whereas, if water enti be furnished for
tlie irrigation of riee lands from navigable
streams of the State, hundreds of thou
sands of aeres of land now idle can he re
claimed and brought into cultivation, thus
addin'; to the wealth and lyosperity of
the State: and,
Whereas, AJ'annis can be constructed so j
as to provide irrigation, navigation and j
power, and it is the State's duty to En
courage and promote tlie organization of
such concerns:
Section 1. Be it resolved by the General
Assembly of the State of Louisiana, two
thirds of all the members elected to each
House concurring, that the following
amendment to the ('onstitution be sub
mitted to the qualified «-lectors of the
State for their adoption or rejection at
the congressional election to he lieid on
the first Tuesday after the first Monday
in the month of November. 1918, as fol
lows :
Corporations formed or to he formed!
under the laws of this State for the pur- !
pose of constructing and operating canals
for irrigation and navigation, as well as
plants for the generation and distribution 1
of hydro-electric power, shall have the j
right, under such regulations as shall be j
prescribed by the State Board of Engi
neers, to utilize for such purposes the
waters of the navigable streams of this \
State, as well as the right to use as reser- i
voirs or for the storing of water for such
purposes the deserted be is of former !
navigable streams which may lie the i
property of the State: provided that, at
the end of seventy (70) years from the
completion of any system of canals and ;
hydro-electric plants by corporations
avaiing themselves of the authority so
granted, their property- and plants shall
become the property of the State, to lie
operated by it for public revenue in such
manner as the legislature shall direct:
and provided further that none of these
provisions shall be construed to apply to
canals in existence prior to July 1, 191S.
Section 2. Be it further resolved, etc..
That the official ballot to ho used at said
election shall have printed thereon the
words: "For tlie proposed amendment to
the Constitution of tlie State of Louisiana
authorizing the us«- of the waters of the
navigable streams of the State, under
such regulations as the State Board of
Engineers shall prescribe, as well as the
use of deserted river beds the property of
tin State for reservoir purposes in connec
tion with such« canals, by corporâtions
formed or to be formed under the laws of
this State; and providing that at the end
of 7.0 years front completion of the sys
tems. such canals and hydro-electric
plants shall become the property of the
State to be operated for public revenue."
And the words "Against the proposed
amendment to the ('onstitution of the
State of Louisiana authorizing the use of
the waters of the navigable streams of
the State, under such regulations as the
State Board of Engineers shall prescribe,
as wel] as the use of deserted river beds
the property of the State for reservoir
purposes in connection with suclt canals,
by corporations formed or to lie formed
under the laws of this state: and provid
ing that at the end of seventy (70) years
from completion of the systems, such ca
nals and hydro-electric plants shall be
come the property of the State, to be
operated for public revenues." And each
elector shall indicate as provided in the
general election laws of the State whether
jie votes for or against the proposed
amendment.
FERNAND MOUTON.
Lieutenant Governor and Presirlent of the
Senate.
HEWITT BOUANCHAUD.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Approved: Julv 11. 1918.
R. G. PLEASANT.
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
. JAMES J. BAILEY.
Secretary of State.
W.S.S.
ACT NO. 271.
Senate Bill No. 199. Bv Mr. Thoele.
.....'. .. AN ACT
To amend a'nd re-enact Act No. 32 %f tlie
Extra Session of 1917, entitled "A
joint resolution proposing an amend
ment to the Constitution of the State
of Louisiana, exempting persons in
tlie military service from the payment
of poll taxes."
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That
the title to Act No. 32 of the Extra Ses
sion of 1917 he amended and re-enacted
so as to read as follows:
A joint resolution proposing an amend
ment to Article 198 of the Constitution of
the State of liouisiana, exempting per
sons in the military service from the pay
ment of poll taxes: and authorizing tiiem
to participate in primaries and other nomi
nating elections without registration or
the payment of poll taxes.
Section 2. Be it further enacted, etc..
That Section 1 of said Act be amended
and re-enacted so as to read as follows:
Be it resolved by the General Assembly
of the State of Louisiana, two-thirds of
all the members elected to each House
concurring. That at the election for mem
bers of Congress to he held in this State
«m the 7th «lay of November. 1918. there
shall lie submitted to the qualified elec
tr»iv th*» sltiit*» fnr thftlr nnnrnval or
tors of the State, for their approval or
rejection, the following amendment to the
Constitution:
"Art. 198. No person less than sixty
years of age shall be permitted to vote
at any election in tlie State who shall
not. in aildition to the «lualificatiohs
above described, have paid on or before
the 31st day of December, of each year,
for the two years preceding the year in
which he offers to vote, a poll tax of one
dollar per annum, to be used exclusively
in aid of the public sxJiools of the parish
in which,- such tax shall have been col
lected; vthich tax is hereby impose«! on
every' male resident of this State, be
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tween tiie ages of twenty-one and sixty
years. Poll taxes shall be a lien only upon
assessed property, and no process shall
issue to enforce the collection of the same
except against assessed property.
Every person liable for such tax shall,
before being allowed to vote, exhibit to
the Commissioners of Election his poll
tax receipts for two years, issued on the
official form, or duplicate thereon, in the
event of loss or proof of payment of such
poll taxes may lie made by a certificate
of the tax collector, which shall he sent
to the commissioners of the several vot
ing precincts, showing a list of those who
have paid said two years' poll taxes as
above provided, and the dates of pay
ment It is hereby declared to he forgery,
and punishable as such, for any tax col
ic tor or other person, to antedate, or
alter a poll tax receipt. Any person who
shall pay the poll tax of another or ad
varu-e him money for that purpose, in
older to influence his vote, shall l»e guilty
of bribery and punished accordingly. The
provisions of this :fttii-Ie as to the pay
ment of poll taxes shall not apply to per
sons who ate deaf and dumb, or blind,
nor to perAons under twenty-three years
of age who have paid all poll taxes as
sessed against them: nor to persons in
the militari servie- of the State or of the
t'nited States, during a time of war; nor
to persons who entered the military ser
\ ire. as aforesaid, after tlie first day of
Januar-.. 1916. and who have since been
honorable discharged, provided that such
persons shall pay all poll taxes assessed
against (hem after said discharge; pro
vided, that any person in the military or
naval sen ice of tin* United States shall,
during tin- war. without either registra
tion or the payment of poll taxes, be per
mitli-d to vpte . in all primary elections,
to i?igu nominating 'papers, for State and
( '< ngressional Candidates ; provided that
if such person'were not in such service he
would l>e otherwise qualified to partici
pai«' in sticli elections.
Tins amendment, if adopted, shall vali
date any legislation .enacted at the regu
lar session of I• « ls. authorizing military
electors to vote, where such legislation
won! ! lie invalid without this amendment.
Section :. Be it further enacted, etc..
That the official ballot to be used in such
«•lection shall have printed thereon the
words: "For the proposed amendment to
the I '«institut iota exempting soldiers and
sailors from tin payment of poll taxes:"
ami the words: Against the amendment
to the (•onstitution exempting soldiers
and - liions from tlie pax ment of poll
taxes."
FERNAND MOUTON.
Lieutenant Governor and President of tlie
Senat e.
HEWITT BOUANCHAUD.
Speaker of Hu- House of Representatives.
Apnroved: Julv 11, 1918.
U. G. PLEASANT.
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A tin«' copv
.1 \ M ES J. BAILEY,
W.S.S.
SPECIAL SESSION, 1918.
ACT NO. 18.
Douse Bill No. 3. By Mr. Alexander.
AN ACT
To provide for the laying out. construc
tion and maintenance of the Chef
Menteur an<1 Hammond-New Orle
ans State Highways; to provide a
revenue for carrying out the ob
jects and purposes of this Act; to
authorize the funding of said rev
Hiue into bonds, notes, or certifi
cates of imlebtedness: to define the
duties of tlie Board of Liquidation
of the State Debt of the State of
Louisiana, the State Highway En
gineer. the State Treasurer, the Sec
retary of State and the State Audi
tor in connection therewith; and to
provide for a fiscal agent to whom
the funds shall he let for deposit:
and an act whereas it is intended
to have this act ratified by an
amendment to tlie Constitution of
the State.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Gen
eral Assembly of tlie State of Louisi
ana. That tlie Highway Engineer of the
State of Louisiana is hereby authorized
to let contracts for the construction
and completion of the Chef Menteur
Road, «commencing! at Peoples Avenue,
in tin- Parish of < ineans, arid extending
to a place in the Parish of St. Tam
many at tlie boundary line between the
States of Louisiana and Mississippi, op
posite. or iK'arly opposite, to Logt own,
in the State of Mississippi, which said
road lias alreaily been begun and con
tracted for. and has been designated as
a State Highway by tlie Highway De
partment of tlie State of Louisiana; and
ibr the construction of all such bridges
as may be necessary for said roail; and
for tlie construction and completion of
a model State Highway, on such route
as the State Highway Department of
tin Sfat«' of Louisiana has designated
or may deem wise to designate, to ex
tend approximately parallel to the Illi
nois Central Railroad from Hammond in
to New Orleans, and in the construction
of the necessary bridges upon said higlv
wny: provided, that in the construction
r; tlie said Hammond-New Orleans
Highway no natural drain shall in any
wax he in the least manner obstructed;
anil provided further, that said Ham
mond-New Orleans Highway shall he
provided xvitli culverts or other engineer
in): outlet of passing the same volume
of water as is now- passed or in the fu
ture shall lie passed by the culverts or
other engineering outlets in the roadbed
of th«' Illinois Central Railroad parallel
to sa i«l Hammond-New Orleans Highway.
That before any such contract is let
a*; herein provided, same shall be approv
ed 1 »X the Board of Liquidation of the
State Debt of the State of Louisiana.
Seetkjn 2. Be it enacted, etc.. That
in order to provide funds for the con
struction. completion anil maintenance
of the above mentioned highways, the
Secretary of State from and after the
first dar of January. 1919, shall, as soon
alter collection as practicable, «leposit
xvitli the State Treasurer for the account
of tiie Highway Department of the State
of Louisiana all motor vehicle licenses
collected under the proxisions of Act
No. 160 of the General Assembly of the
Slate of Louisiana for tlie x'ear 1914. ap
proved Jul.v 9, 1914. from the Parishes
oi Jefferson. St. diaries. St. John the
Baptist. Tangipahoa. St. Tammany and
Orleans, and the licenses so collected
shall be paid 1 >y- the State Treasurer
into a special fuml to be known as "State
Highway Fund No. 2. Chef Menteur and
Hammond - New Orleans State High
ways;" and in addition to the motor ve
hicle licenses paid into said "State High
way Fund No. 2, Chef Menteur and Ham
mond-New Orleans .State Highway»"
from tha^arishes above enumerated, the
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State Treasurer shall likewise pay into
said fund such portion or sufficient
amount out of the Special Road Tax col
lc-cted under Article 291 of tlie Constitu
tion of the State of Louisiana of 1913
from the Parish of Orleans as may be
necessary to create and maintain in said
fund a sum of Sixty Thousand Dollars
per year, which said special fund is
hereby set apart and dedicated for the
purpose of paying any and all contracts
heretofore made and hereafter to lie
made, and pay any and all bonds, notes
or certificates of indebtedness made or
issued by tlie Board of Liquidation of
tlie State Délit of the State of Louisi
ana to provide moneys for tlie costs of
constructing said highways.
Section 3. Be it further enacted, etc.,
That, in order to provide ready funds for
the pax ment of the contracts provided
for in Section 1 of this Act, tlie Board
cl Liquidation of the State Debt of Lou
isiana shall have authority- to issue bonds,
notes or certificates of indebtedness in
anticipation of the collection and receipt
of tin- taxes, licenses and revenues set
apart and dedicated to the said "State
Highway Funtl No. 2.' Chef Menteur and
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payable exi-iu.sively from the said
ich said special fund is
t apart and dedieatt-d to the
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ird of Liquidation of the
if the State of Louisiana
ixver to borrow money for
tin purpose of financing the construction
and completion of the said Chef Menteur
arid Maniniond-Nexv Orleans Highxx-.-iys
hereinabove referred to. and to that end
max issue bonds notes or certificates'of
indebtedness in any amount not to ex
ceed the sum of Si x eu Hundri'd Thous
anu Dollars, in siu-li sums ami denomi
nations as tin- said Board shall pre
sei ibe. not less than Fix*«' Hunilred Dol
I: is .-ach. max he registered bonds,
notes or certificates of indebtedness, or
payable to bearer, as max lie preferrd,
and shall be designate,I as chef .Men
ton and Hammond-New Orleans State
Highway Bonds, or Notes or Certificates
of Indebtedness; that at the discretion
of said Board all or any part of said
bonds, notes or certificates of indebted
ness shall be payable from on«* to twen
ty x cars. Said bonds, notes or certifi
cates of indebtedness max contain such
provisions as max be ileemed expedient
for registration in the name of the hold
er, or for tin* release thereof from regis
tration: shall bear interest at a rate not
exceeding five per centum per annum,
payable at such time or times as the
Board may prescribe and tlie place or
places of payment of principal and in
to! est shall lie fixed by the said Board.
Said bonds, notes or certificates of in
debtodness shall be sold to the highest
bidder at publie sale at not less than
par. after thirty- days advertisement by
the Board <if Liquidation of tiie State
Debt of the State of Louisiana in New
Orleans. Chicago, and New York: and
the money arising from the sale thereof
shall be paid to the State Treasurer to
th« ar-eount of the Highway- Department
of the State of Louisiaha. an«! to the
< l edit of Hie "State Highway Fund No.
2. Chef Menteur and Hammond-New
Orleans State Highways," and only paid
out, on the warrant of the State High
way Engineer approved by .tlie President
of tlie Board of State Engineers. Saiil
boiids. notes or certificates of indebted
ness shall be signed by the Governor,
the Auditor and the Treasurer of the
State. Any coupons attacheil thereto
shall bear (lie fac-simile signature of
tin Treasurer of the State. Any bonds,
notes, certificates of indebtedness issue«!
by virtue hereof, shall he and are here
by declare«! to have the sualities of ne
gotiable paper under the law' merchant,
and shall not be invalid for any irregu
larity or defect in th<* proceedings for
tlie issue and sale thereof, and shall he
incontestable in tlie hands of bona fide
purchasers or holders thereof. No pro
ceedings in respect to the issue of any
stall bonds, notes or certificates of in
debtedness shall lie necessary, except
such as are required by this Act.
.Section 3 . Be it further enacted, etc..
That tlie funds collected annually- and
directed to lie set apart and paid into
"State Highway Fumil No. 2. Chef Men
teur and Hammtfiffl-Nexv Orleans State
Highways." under tli«* provisions of tills
Act. and by this Act directed to lie ap
plied to tiie construction of tlie said
Chef Menteur and Hammond-New Or
leans State Highways, are hereby
pledged to pax tlie principal and inter
est on said bonds, notes or certificates
of indebtedness as the same shall be
come due and payable, and it shall lie
tin duty of the Treasurer of the State
ot Louisiana to transfer from said
"State Highway Fund No. 2, Chef Men
teur and Hammoud-New Orleans State
Highway" to tlie credit of a special ac
cc'iuit to be known as the "State High
way Fund No. 2, Chef Menteur anti Ham
n ( iid-New Orleans State Highway Bonds,
Interest and Redemption Account," out
of the first funds collected and received
for the saifl "State Highway Fund No.
2. Chef Menteur and Hammond-New Or
h ans State Highways," a sum sufficient
to pay the principal and interest upon
any liomls. notes or certificates of jn
dclitedness issued hereunder, that may
have been sold and delivered for tlie per
iod of one year ensuing, and to maintain
in said special accounts styled "State
Highway Fund No. 2. Chef Menteur and
Hammond-New Orleans State Highway
Bonds. Interest and Redemption Ac
count." at all times from said source,
a sum e«|ual to one year's principal and
interest upon the saiil bonds, uotys or
certificates of indebtedness, and al^i
sufficient to pay al! bonds, notes or cer
tificates of indebtedness issued iiereun
dei which shall become due and payable
during the year next ensuing. After any
homls. notes or certificates of indebted
ness authorized hereby shall have been
issued and delivered, no part of said
".State Highway Fund No. 2. Chef Men
teur and Hammond-New Orleans State
Highway»," »hall be applied to any of
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said • ';~tute Highway Fund No. 2, Chef
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State Highway Bonds, Interest and Re
demption Account'' shall have be«*n cre
ated. and the State Treasurer shall have
transferred into it, the funds hereby' < 1 i
lected to lit- transferred.
Section 6. Be it further enacted, etc.,
That tin- 111 ... -.-«•< 1 of the sale of all bonds,
notes or certificates of indebtedness is
sued hereunder shall be used first to pay
for the construction and completion of
tlit Chef Menteur Road and bridges in
the Parishes of Orleans and St. Tam
many, State of Louisiana, and second,
on and after reserving and setting aside
tin amount necessary to pay for the
completion of tiie Chef Menteur Road
and for building all necessary bridges
therefor, to pay for the construction of
tin- said public highway from Hammond
to Nexv Orleans, and the building of all
in oessarx bridges therefor.
Section 7. Be it further enacted, etc..
That tlie Auditor of tlie Stall* of Louisi
ana shall keep a record of all bonds,
in I«-.; «,t certificates of indebtedness sold
in outstanding, and shall keep an ac
ini.ite account of all such specially deiii
rated funds.
Sei-ltun 8. I -.i- it further enacted, etc .
That tlie Board of I .iquidalion of tlie
Slate Debt of the State of Louisiana
shall let the privilege to become deposi
tory of th«' special funds provided lor
unde.-- this Act and said Board shall have
tin discretion to let such funds under
such terms and conditions as xviil pro
«nie an advantageous negotiation of tiie
bonds, notes or certificates of indebted
eiim-ss sold, and provide always ready
funds fm the payment of tin- principal
anu interest on such bonds, notes or i-t-r
tibrates of iniiebteiiiicss. All funds «a»!
b'-ted under 1 llie provisions of this Act,
«'. hieb have been set apart alid dedicat
ed t.. the said "State Highway Fund
Nu, ", ('bet Menteur and Hammond-New
( it leans State Highways," or which may
In : '-after lie set apart or dedicated fur
the construction and maintenance ol the
above mentioned highways, and all funds
arising from the sale of said bonds,
notes ot certificates of indebtedness,
shall bo deposited with the Treasurer of
the State in a special fund as set forth
t o be paid out as herein provided, and
tin Treasurer of the State is hereby
authorized to pay oui of said fund, all
interest coupons due upon the said bonds,
notes or certificates of indebtedness is
sued under the terms of this Act. and
al! bonds, notes or «-«'itificates of indebt
edness becoming due hereunder.
Section 9. Be it further enacted, etc .
That tlie motor vehicle licenses from the
Parishes of Jefferson. St. Charles. St
John the Baptist, Tangipahoa, St. Tam
many and Orleans, collected after the
bonds, notes or certificates of indebted
ness provided for in this Act are fully
paid, principal and interest, and after
tin- highways shall have been complet
et! with the funds dedicated for that
purpose, shall then revert to said par
ishes, and shall be paid into their re
sj eetix e treasuries in the same manner
as now provided for under Act No. 26U
of Hu- General Assembly of the State of
Louisiana for the year 1914, and in th«e
same manner iis tiie said motor vehicle
lieetisi'S tin- turned over to the other
! an. lu s of this State, and thereafter
saiil Parishes shall provide out of said
funds so reverting to them the proper
maintenance of said highway's; provid
ed further, that any portion of tlie Spec
ial Road Tax of one-fourth of one mill
on tlie dollar collected under Artiolt»
291 of the Constitution of 1913 from tti
Parish of (irleans. not set apart or iledi
c.ated to ihe "State Highway Fund, No
2 Chef Menteur and Hammond-Nexv Or
leans State Highways." at the expira
tion of any fiscal year shall revert to
the "State Highway Fund" as provide«!
foi in Act No. 49 of the General Assem
bly of the State of Louisiana for the
year 1910. and he ITpplieil in sucli man
ner as shall lie now or hereafter pro
vided by law.
Section 10. Be it further enacted, etc..
That all laws inconsistent witli or in
«•«•litiict with the provisions of this Act
are hereby repealed.
Section 11. Be it further enacted, ete..
That at the next Congressional election
to lie held in this State on the first
Tuesday after /lie first Monday of the
month of November. 1918, there shall
he submitted to tlm electors of the State
tin- following amendment to the Consti
tution. to-wit:
The General Assembly shall provide
for the laying out, construction and
maintenance of the Chef Menteur and
Hammond-New Orleans State Highways
and shall provide, by bond issue or other
wise, tlie financing of the construction
and completion of said highways. And
all provisions of the Constitution in con
flict herewith are to this extent repealed,
and Act No. ----- of tlie Extra Session of
tiie General Assembly of the State of
Louisiana for the year 191S, entitled "An
•A«-l to provide for the lay ing out, con
struetion and maintenance of the Chef
Menteur and Hammond-New Orleans
State Highways, etc., etc., is ratified
and approved.
Section 12. Be it further enacted, etc.,
That on the official ballots to be used
in said election, shall lie placed tlie
words. "For the Amendment providing
for tii<' laving out, construction and main
tenanee of the Chef Menteur and Ham
mond-New Orleans State Highways,"
and tin* words "Against the 'Amendment
providing for the laying out, construe
tton and maintenance of ttye Chef Meu
tern and Hammond-New Orleans Stat«
Highways." and each elector shall indi
«•;:t«* his xiite on tin* propose«! amemhnent
a: provided by the General Assembly of
this Stat«-.
HEWITT BOITANCHAPD,
Sp« alter of tlie House of Representatives.
FERNAND MOUTON,
Lieutenant Governor and President of
the Senate.
Approved: August 13, 1918. *
R. G. PLEASANT,
Governor of tiie State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
R H. FLOWER,
Assistant Secretary of State.

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