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A%T 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. Be it resolved by the General
Assembly 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
he proposed and submitted to the quali
fled electors 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-half
mills 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 Rmallèr levy recommended by
the school hoard, 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 two 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
City of New Orleans shall not be con
strued to prevenf the people of the City
of New Orleans from voting a special tax
under Section 18 of Act No. 4 qf 1916, au
thorising the voting of special taxes by
the people of the City 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 expdfcd annually for the
conduct, maintenance and support of said
schools an annual tax of at least one and
one-half mills on the dollar of the assessed
valuation of said city or town.
There shall hi no overlapping school dis
tricts; nor subdistricts, except that If a
parish-wide special school tax has been
or may be voted, then there may he sub
districts, ljot overlapping, within such
parish, provided that the total special
taxes voted at special elections, whether
pnrish-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 where 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 further 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
he 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 Presifkent of the
Senate.
Approved: July 11, 1918.
• R. G. PLEASANT
Governor of the täte of Louisiana.
A true copy:
JAMES J. BAXLEY,
Secretary of State.
w.s.s.
ACT. NO. 226.
House Bill No. 317. By Mr. Hamley.
JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Const!
tutlon 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
Assembly 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
he proposed and submited to the qualifie!
electors of the State, for ratification or
rejection, as follows, to-wit:
"There shall be levied on all the taxable
property in the State of Louisiana an 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
Orleans."
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
hilus mi the dollar for the support- of the
public schools;" and "Against the amend
ment to the Constitution levying a spec
■altax of one and one-half mills on the
dollar for the support of the public
schools;" and each elector shall indicate,
a * 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 II. 1918.
R. G. PLEASANT,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
JAME8J. BAILEY.
Secretary of Stete,
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ACT NO. 258.
Senate Bill No. 143. By Mr. Smith.
JOINT RESOLUTION.
Submitting to-.tlie people of the State of
Louisiana, at the Congressional elec
tion to be held in November, 1918, an
amendment to the Constitution of the
State authorizing corporations formed
or to be formed under the laws of this
State for the purpose of constructing
and operating canals for irrigation
and navigation, as well as plants for
the generation and distribution of
hydro-electric power, to utilize the
waters of the navigable streams of
this State, under such regulations as
may be prescribed by the State Board
of Engineers, for such purposes; as
well as to use the deserted beds of
former navigable streams that may
remain the property of the State as
reservoirs in connection with such ir
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rigation projects; and providing that,
at the end of seventy (70) years from
the completion of any system of ca
nals and hydro-electric plants by
corporations availing themselves of
the authority so granted, their prop
erty and plants' shali become the
property of the State, to be operated
by it for public revenue in such man
lier as fhe legislature shall direct; and
providing that none of these pro
visions shall be construed to apply to
canals in existence on or prior to July
1, 191S.
Whereas. The rice interests of large por
tions of this State have suffered great loss
fob want of fresh water; and.
Whereas, if water can he furnished for
the irrigation of rice lands from navigable
streams of the State, hundreds of thou
sands of acres of land now idle can he re
claimed and brought into cultivation, thus
adding to the wealth and prosperity of
the State; and.
Whereas, Uanals can he constructed so
as to provide irrigation, navigation and
power, and it is the State's duty to en
courage and promote the 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 tjie Constitution be sub
mitted to the qualified electors of the
State for their adoption or rejection at
the congressional election to be held on
the first Tuesday after the first Monday
In the month of November, 1918, as fol
lows:
Corporations formed or to be formed
under the laws of this State for the pur
pose of construcüng and operating canals
for irrigation ariB navigation, as well as
plants for the generation and distribution
of hydro-electric power, shall have the
right, under such regulations as shall be
prescribed by the State Board of Engi
neers, to utilize for such purposes the
waters of tWfe navigable streams of this
State, as well as the right to use as reser
voirs or for the storing of water for such
purposes the deserted beds of former
navigable streams which may be the
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 be
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, 1918.
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 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 well as the
use of dçserted river beds tjie property of
the State for reservoir purposes in connec
tion with such canals, by corporations
formed or to be formed under the laws of
this State: and providing that at the end
of 70 years from 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 Constitution 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 well as the use of deserted river beds
the property of the State for reservoir
purposes in connection with such canals,
by corporations formed or to be 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 ßtate, to be
operated for public revenues'." And each
elector shall indicate as provided in the
general election laws of the State whether
he votes for or against the proposed
amendment.
FERNAND MOUTON,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
HEWITT BOUANCHAUD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Approved: July 11, 1918.
R. G. PLEASANT,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
true copy:
JAMES J. BAILEY, ,
Secretary of State.
-W.S.S.---—
ACT NO. 271.
Senate Bill No. 199. By Mr. Thoele.
...... AN ACT
To amend and re-enact Act No. 32 of the
Extra Session of 1917, entitled "A
joint resolution proposing an amend
ment to the Constitution of the State
of Louisiana, exempting persons in
the 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 be 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 Louisiana, exempting per
sons in the military service from the pay
ment of poll taxes: ahd authorizing them
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 be held In this State
on the 7th day of November, 1918, there
shall be submitted to the qualified elec
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 the State who shall
not, Sn addition jto the qualifications
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 schools of the parish
n which such tax shall have been col
lected; which tax Is hersby Imposed on
every male resident of this Stete ho
o<
tween the ages of twenty-one and Sixty
years. Poll taxes shall be a lien only upon
assessed jjjpperty, and no process shall
issue to enrerce 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 be made by a certificate
of the tax collector, which shall be 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 be forgery,
and punishable as such, for any tax col
lector or other person, to antedate, or
alter a poll tax receipt. Any person who
shall pay the poll tax of another or ad
vance him money for that purpose, in
order to influence his vote, shall be guilty
of bribery and punished accordingly. The
provisions of this article as to the pay
ment of poll taxes shall not apply to per
sons who are deaf and dumb, or blind,
nor to persons under twenty-three years
of äge \t'ho have paid all poll taxes as
sessed against them; nor to persons in
the military service of the State or of the
United States, during a time of war; nor
to persons who entered the military ser
vice, as aforesaid, after the first day of
January. 1916. and who have since been
honorably discharged, provided that such
persons shall pay all poll taxes assessed
against them after said discharge; pro
vided, that any person in the military or
naval service of the United States shall,
during the war. without either registra
tion or the payment of poll taxes, be per
mitted to vote in all primary elections,
to sign nominating papers, for State and
Congressional candidates; provided that
if such person were not in such service he
would be otherwise qualified to partici
pate in such elections.
This amendment, if adopted, shall vali
date any legislation enacted at the regu
lar session of 1918, authorizing military
electors to vote, where such legislation
would be invalid without this amendment.
Section :s. Be it further enacted, etc.
That the official ballot to he used in such
election shall have printed thereon the
words: "For the proposed amendment to
the Uonstitution, exempting/soldiers and
sailors from the payment of poll taxes;''
and the words: "Against the amendment
to the Constitution exempting soldiers
and sailors from the payment of poll
taxes."
FERNAND MOUTON.
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
HEWITT BOUANCHAUD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Approved: July 11, 1918.
R. G. PLEASANT
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy
JAMES J. BAILEY,
Secretary of State.
---w.s.s.----
SPECIAL SESSION, 1918.
ACT NO. 18.
House Bill No. 5. By Mr. Alexander.
AN ACT
To provide for the laying out, construc
tion and maintenance of the Chef
Menteur and Hammond-New Orle
ans State Highways; to provide
revenue for carrying out the ob
jects and purposes of this Act; to
authorize the funding of said rev
enue into bonds, notes or certifi
cates of indebtedness: to define the
duties qf the 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 be let for deposit;
and an act whereas it is intended
to have this act ratified by an
amendment to the Constitution of
the State.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Gen
eral Assembly of the State of Louisi
ana. That the 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 the Parish of Orleans, and extending
to a place in the Parish of St. Tam
many at the boundary line between the
States of Louisiana and Mississippi, op
posite, or nearly opposite, to Logtown,
in the State of Mississippi, which said
road has already been beguq and con
tracted for, and has been designated as
i State Highway by the Highway De
partment of the State of Louisiana; and
for the construction of all such bridges
as may be necessary for said road: and
for the construction and completion of
a model State Highway, on such route
as the State Highway Department of
the State of Louisiana has designated
or may deem wise to designate, to ex
tend approximately parallel to the • nil
nois Central Railroad frorti Hammond In
to New Orleans, and in the construction
of the necessary' bridges upon said high
wa>" provided, that in the construction
of the said Hammond-New Orleans
Highway no natural drain shall in any
way be in the least manner obstructed;
and provided further, that said Ham
mond-New Orleans Highway' shall be
provided with culverts or other engineer
ing outlet of passing the same volume
of water as is now passed or In the fu
ture shall be passed by the culverts or
other engineering outlets in the roadbed
of the Illinois Central Railroad parallel
to said Hammond-New Orleans Highway.
That before any such contract Is let
as herein provided, same shall be approv
ed by the Board of Liquidation of the
State Debt of the State of Louisiana.
Section 2. Be it enacted, etc.. That
in order to provide funds for the con
struction, completion and maintenance
of the above mentioned highways, the
Secretary of State from and after the
first day of January', 1919, shall, as soon
after collection as practicable, deposit
with the State Treasurer for the account
cf the Highway Department of the State
of Louisiana all motor vehicle licenses
collected under the provisions of Act
No. 160 of the General Assembly' of the
State of Louisiana for the year 1914, ap
proved July 9, 1914, from the Parishes
o< Jefferson, St. Charles, St. John the
Baptist. Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and
Orleans, and the licenses so collected
shall be paid by the State Treasurer
Into a special fund 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, Cl»er Menteur and Ham
mond-New Orleans State Highways"
from the Parishes above enumerated, the
State Treasurer shall likewise pay into
said fund such portion or ^sufficient
amounT'&U.t of the Special Road Tax col
lected u'noea Article 291 of the Constitu
tion of the Skate 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 be
made, and pay any add all bonds, notes
or certificates of indebtedness made or
issued by the Board of Liquidation of
the State Debt of the State of Louisi
ana to provide moneys for the costs of
constructing said highways.
Section 3. Be it further enacted, etc..
That in order to provide ready funds for
the payment of the contracts provided
for in Section 1 of this Act, the Board
cf 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 the taxes, licenses and revenues set
apart and dedicated to the said "State
Highway Fund No. 2, Chef Menteur and
Hammond - New Orleans State High
ways," payable exclusively from the said
special fund, whicli said special fund is
hereby set aparj; and dedicated to the
payment, principal and interest, of any
bonds, notes or certificates of indebted
ness.
Section .4. Be it further enacted, etc.
That the Board of Liquidation of the
State Debt of the State of Louisiana
shall have power to borrow money for
the purpose of financing the construction
and completion of the said Chef Menteur
and Hammond-New Orleans Highways
hereinabove referred to. and to that end
may issue bonds, notes or certificates of
indebtedness in any amount not to ex
ceed the sum of Seven Hundred Thous
and Dollars, in such sums and denomi
nations as the said Board shall pre
scribe, not less than Five Hundred Dol
lars each, may he registered bonds
notes or certificates of indebtedness
payable to hearer, as may be preferrd
and shall be designated as Chef Men
teur 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 one to twen
ty years. Said bonds, notes or certifi
cates of indebtedness may contain such
provisions as may be deemed expedient
for registration in th# name of the hold
er, or for the 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 the place or
places of payment of principal and in
terest shall be fixed by the said Board.
Said bonds, notes or certificates of in
debtedness shall be sold to the highest
bidder at public sale at not less than
par, after thirty days advertisement by
the Board of Liquidation of the State
Debt of the State of Louisiana in New
Orleans, Chicago, and New York; and
the money arising from the sale thereof
shall he paid to the State Treasurer to
the account of the Highway Department
of the State of Louisiana, and to the
credit of the "State Highway Fund No.
2. Chef Mçnteur and Hammond-New
Orleans State Highways," and only paid
out on the warrant of the State High
way Engineer approved by the President
of the Board of State Engineers. Said
bpnds, notes or certificates of indebted
ness shall be signed by the Governor,
the Auditor and the Treasurer of the
State. Any coupons attached thereto
shall bear the fac-simile signature of
the Treasurer of the State. Any bonds,
notes, certificates of indebtedness issued
by virtue hereof, shall be and are here
by declared to have the sualtties of ne
gotiable paper under the law merchant,
and shall not be invalid for any irregu
larity or defect in the proceedings for
the issue and sale thereof, and shall be
incontestable in the hands of bona fide
purchasers or holders thereof. No pro
ceedings in respect to the issue of any
such bonds, notes or certificates of in
debtedness shall be necessary, except
such as are required by this Act.
Section 5. Be it further enacted, etc..
That the funds collected annually and
directed to be set apart and paid into
"State Highway Fund No. 2, Chef Men
teur and Hammond-New Orleans State
Highways," under the provisions of this
Act, and by this Act directed to be ap
plied to the construction of the said
Chef Menteur and Hammond-New Or
leans State Highways, are hereby
pledged to pay the principal and inter
est on said bonds, notes or certificates
of indebtedness as the same shall be
come due and payable, and it shall be
the duty of the Treasurer of the State
of Louisiana to transfer from said
"State Highway Fund No. 2, Chef Men
teur and Hammond-New Orleans State
Highway" to the credit of a special ac
count to be known as the "State High
way Fund No. 2, Chef Menteur and Ham
mond-New Orleans State Highway Bonds,
Interest and Redemption Account," out
of the first funds collected and received
for the said "State Highway Fund No.
2, Chef Menteur and Hammond-New Or
leans State Highways." a sum sufficient
to pay the principal and interest upon
any bonds, notes or certificates of In
debtedness Issued hereunder, that may
have been sold and delivered for the 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 i times from said source,
a sum equal to one year's principal and
interest upon the said bonds, notes or
certificates of indebtedness, and also
sufficient to pay all bonds, notes or cer
tificates of indebtedness issued hereun
der which shall become due and payable
during the year next ensuing. After any
bonds, notes or certificates of indebted
ness authorized hereby shall have been
issued and delivered, no part of said
htate Highway Fund No. 2. Chef Men
teur and Hammond-New Orleans State
Highways," shall be appUed to any of
in
as
tls
the purposes authorized herein until the
said "State Highway Fund No. 2, Chef
Menteur and Hammond-New Orleans
State Highway Bonds, Interest and Re
demption Account" shall have been cre
ated, and the State Treasurer shall have
transferred into if, the funds hereby di
rected to be transferred.
Section 6. Be it further enacted, etc..
That the proceeds 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
the 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
the amount necessary to pay for the
completion of the Chef Menteur Road
and for building all necessary bridges
therefor, to pay for the construction of
the sak^ publjc highway from Hammond
to New ^Orleans, and the building of all
necessary bridges therefor.
Section 7. Be it further enacted, etc..
That the Auditor of the State of Louisi
ana shall keep a record of all bonÿs,
nr tes or certificates of indebtedness sold
or outstanding, and shall keep an ac
curate account of all such specially dedi
cated funds.
Section 8. Be it further enacted, etc..
That tlie lioari^ of Liquidation of the
State Debt of (lie State of Louisiana
shall let the privilege to become deposi
tory of the specia)_ funds provided for
under this Act and said Board shall have
the discretion to let such funds under
such terms and conditions as will pro
tide an advantageous negotiation of the
bonds, notes or certificates of Indebted
edness sold, and provide always ready
funds for the payment of the principal
and interest on such bonds, notes or cer
tificates of indebtedness. All funds col
lected under the provisions of this Act,
which have been set apar| and dedicat
ed to the. said "State Highway Fund
No. 2. Chef Menteur and lïaminond-New
Orleans Slate Highways, 'Vor which may
hereafter lie set apart or dedicated for
the construction and maintenance of the
above mentioned highways, and all funds
arising from the sale of said bonds,
notes or certificates of indebtedness,
shall lie deposited with the Treasurer of
the State in a special fund as set forth
to lie paid out as herein provided, and
the Treasurer of the State is hereby
authorized „to pay out 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
all bonds, notes or certificates of indebt
edness becoming due hereunder.
Section 9. Be it further enacted, etc.,
That the 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 iri this Act are fully
paid, principal and interest, and after
the highways shall, have been complet
ed with die funds dedicated for that
purpose, shall then revert to said par
ishes, and shall be paid into their re
spective treasuries in the same manner
as now provided for under Act No. 260
of the General Assembly of the State of
Louisiana for the year 1914, and In the
same manner as the said motor vehicle
licenses are turned over to the other
Parishes of this State, and thereafter
said Parishes shall provide out of said
funds so reverting to them the proper
maintenance of said highways; provid
ed further, that any portion of the Spec
ial Road Tax of one-fourth of one mill
oiv the dollar collected under Article
291 of the Constitution of 1913 from th
Parish of Orleans, not set apart or dedi
cated to the "State Highway Fund, No.
2. Chef Menteur and Hammond-New Or
leans State Highways." at the expira
tion of any fiscal year shall revert to
the "State Highway Fund" as provided
foi in Act No. 49 of the General Assem
bly of the State of Louisiana for the
year 1910, and he applied in such man
ner as shall be now or hereafter pro
vided by law.
Section 10. Be It further enacted, etc..
That all laws inconsistent with or In
conflict with the provisions of this Act
are hereby repealed.
Section 11. Be it further enacted; etc.,
Tiiat at the next Congressional election
to be held in this State on the 'first
Tuesday after the first Monday of the
month of November, 1918, there shall
be submitted to the electors of (he State
the 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, the 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 the Extra Session of
the General Assembly of the State of
Louisiana for the year 1918, entitled "An
Act to provide for the laying out. con
struction 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 be placed the
words, "For the Amendment providing
for the laying out, construction and main
tenance of the Chef Menteur and Ham
mond-New Orleans State Highways.''
and the words "Against the Amendment
providing for the laying out, construc
tion and maintenance of the Chef Men
teur and Hammond-New Orleans State
Highways," and each elector shall indi
cate his vote on the proposed amendment
as provided by the General Assembly of
tls is State.
HEWITT BOUANCHAUD.
Speaker of the House of' Representatives.
FERNAND MOUTON.
Lieutenant Governor and President of
the Senate.
Approved: August 15, 1918.'
U. G. PLEASANT,
Governor of the State of Louisiana
true copy:
R. H FLOWER,
Assistant Secretary' of State.

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