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THE ST. CHARLES HERALD
HAHNVILLE. LA.
Saturday, November 2, 1918.
ACT NO. 28.
THE HA AS-POWELL BILL
House Bill .Vo. 242. By Mr. Hughes
Chairman of the Committee on Regis
tration and Election Laws, Substitute
for House Bill Vo. 65. by Mr. Powell.
JOINT RESOLUTION.
Proposing an amendment to the Consti
tution of the State of lamislana con
ferring the right of suffrage and grant
ing the right to hold office to women.
Section 1. Be it resolved by the Gen
eral Assembly of the State of■ Louisiana,
two-thirds of all the members elected to
each house concurring, that the following
amendment to the Constitution be sub
mitted to the qualified electors of the State
for their adoption or rejection at the Con
gressional Kleition to be held on the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in the
Month of November, 191ST as follows:
That women may become electors and
vote, under requiremertts provided by law
for men. and the Constitution end laws
shall be construed accordingly; provided
that, in order that women may vote in
1919, it shall-not be necessary for them to
Pave paid two poll taxes, hut the payment
of the 1918 poll tax shall be sufficient.
This provision is self-operative, and shall
be effective' after the adoption *f Ms
amendment. #
Section 2. Be it further resolved, etc
That this proposed amendment shall be
.submitted at the Congressional Election ab
aforesaid, and on the official ballots to be
issued atj#aid election there shall be
placed the words "For the amendment
granting suffrage to women," and the
words "Against the amendment granting
suffrage to women," and each elector
shall indicate as provided in the general
election law of the State, which of the
propositions he votes for.
HEWITT BOUANCHAUD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives
FERNAND MOUTON,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved June 20, 1918.
R. G. PLEASANT,
Governor of the State of I„ouisiana
A true copy: ,
JAMES J. BAILEY,
Secretary of State.
— ------w.s.s.—'---------
ACT NO. 48.
House Bill No. 23. By Mr. McEachern.
JOINT RESOLUTION.
Proposing an amendment to Article 257
of the Constitution relative to the
State Educational Institutions and the
maintenance of same.
Section 1. P.e it resolved by the Gen
eral Assembly of the State of iÆÙuiana,»
two-thirds of all the members elected to
each house concurring, Tha% an amend
ment to Article 257 of the Constitution of
the State of Louisiana be submitted to
the qualified electors of the State for their
approval or rejection at the Congressional
election to be held on the first Tuesday
next following the first Monday in No
vember, of 1818. said proposed amendment
to be as follows:
Article 257. The Louisiana State Nor
mal School, established and "located at
Natchitoches; the Louisiana Industrial In
stitute, established and located at Ruston;
the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial In
stitute. established and located at La
fayette; and the Southern University for
the education of persons of «dor, are
hereby recognized; and the Genera» As
sembly Is directed to make such appro
priations from time to tiftie as may be
necessary for the maintenance, support
and improvement of these institutions.
Section 2. Be it further resolved by the
General Assembly of the State of Louis!
ana, two-thirds of all members elected to
each house concurring. That the official
ballot to be used at said election shall
have printed thereon the following words:
"For the proposed amendment to Article
?57 of the Constitution of the State of
Louisiana, relative to the State Educa
tional Institutions and the maintenance
of same," and the words; "Against the
proposed amendment to Article 257 of
the Constitution of the State of Louisiana,
relative to the State Educational Insti
tutionh and the maintenance of same.'
And each elector voting shall indicate on
said ballot, as provided by law, whether
he votes for or against the proposed
amendment.
. HEWITT BOUANCHAUD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
, FERNAND MOUTON.
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved: June 27, 1918.
R. G. PLEASANT,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
JAMES J. BAILEY.
Secretary of State:
W.S.S.
ACT NO, 68.
Senate Bill No. 41, By Mr. Robbert.
JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to Article 140
of the Constitution of the State of
Louisiana, relative to the First City
Criminal Court of the City of New
Orleans and the Second City Criminal
Court of the City of New Orleans.
Section I. Be it resolved by the General
Assembly of the State of Louisiana, two
thirds of all the member's elected to each
House concurring. That Article 140 of the
Constitution of the State of Louisiana be
amended so as to read as follows:
Article 140. There shall be in the City
of New Orleans two Inferior criminal
courts to be known respectively as the
First City Criminal Couqt of the City of
.New Orleans and the Second City Crimi
nul Cour' of the City of New Orleans, each
of which shall be presided over hv one
judge, and which shall have jurisdiction
within the territory hereinafter prescrib
ed, for the trial without jury and the pun
ishment of all offenses against the State,
or
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where the penalty does not exceed six
months' imprisonment in the Parish Jail
or a fine of three hundred dollars, or both;
in ail other cases the judges of said courts
shall have jurisdiction as dffmmitting mag
istrates, with Authority to commit, bail
or discharge.
The territorial jurisdiction of the First
ity Criminal Court shall extend over the
First, Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Munici
pal Districts of New Orleans, and the Sec
ond City Criminal Court over the Sec
and. Third and Fifth Municipal Districts
of said city. In case of vacancy in the
office, recusation, disability or absence
with or without leave of either of said
Judges, it shall be the duty of the other
judge to issue warrants of arrest for the
apprehension of parties accused within
the jurisdiction of the judge he replaces,
and to make any order of committment
or admitting to bail that may be neces
-saiy and proper, and might, in due.course,
have been made by the judge within
whose jurisdiction the offense was com
mitted. And in case of such vacancy,
recusation, absence or disability of one of
said judges, on motion,of the prosecution
officer, or of the accused or his counsel,
the other judge, acting within his dis
tion. maj proceed to try and discharge
convict an«f sentence parties accused
offenses charged to have been commit
ted within the jurisdiction of the court
wherein the vacancy exists, or whereof
the judge is recused, absent, or disabled
in like manner, acting also within his dis
cretion, upon formal application made, he
may. as committing magistrate, exam
ne and discharge, bail or permit parties
■iccused of offenses charged to have been
committed within the territorial juris
diction of the other City Criminal Court.
In all such cases it shall be lawful for the
judge assuming jurisdiction under the pro
visions of this paragraph to issue war
rants of arrest, make preliminary orders
and have the accused brought before him,
although sitting in his own court: or he
may. in his discretion, occupy the bench
of the judge he replaces. Said judges
shall be elected by the voters of the City
of New Orleans, at large, for the term of
foui years, at the parochial and municipal
elections. They shall be learned in the
law and shall have resided and practiced
as attorneys in the City of New Orleans
for not less than three years before their
election or appointment.
The judges of said courts shall each re
oeive a yearly compensation of four thous
dollars. three thousand dollars of
which shall be paid by the State in equal
monthly payments on his own warrant,
end one thousand dollars by the City of
New Orleans, in equal monthly payments
i his own warrants.
Each judge shall appoint a clerk and
such deputies as may be authorized by
law, at salaries not exceeding twelve
hundred dollars per annum, except one
deputj. who shall be a stenographer, a#d
who may receive a salary not exceeding
two thousand dollars per annum, to be
paid by the City of New Orleans.
Section 2. Be it further resolved. That
the aliove amendment shall be submitted
to the electors of this State for approval
rejection at the General Election for
Congressmen to be held In November, 1918,
and'that the Secretary of State be directed
to insert upon the ballot to lie used In said
election, and in the proper column, the fol
lowing; '''For the proposed amendment to
Article 140 of the Constitution, relative to
the First City Criminal Court of the City
of New Orleans and the Second City Crim
inal Court of the City of New Orleans,"
and the words: ''Against the proposed
amendment to Article 140 of-the Constitu
tion, relative to the First City Criminal
Court of the City of New Orleans and the
Second City Criminal Court of the City
of New Orleans," and pach elector shall
indicate how he votes on the proposed
amendment as provided for in the general
election laws of this State.
FERNAND MOUTON,
Lieut. Gov., and President of the Senate.
HEWITT BOUANCHAUD. ,
Speaker of the House of Representativeo.
Approv'd, iune 28, 1918.
R. G. PLEASANT,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
JÀMES J. BAILEY,
■ Secretary of State.
----2--- —W.S.S.------
ACT NO. 116.
House Bill No. 233. By Mr. Nix.
JOINT RESOLUTION.
A joint resolution proposing an amend
ment to Article 130 of the Constitution
of the State of Louisiana, relative to
Judicial officers for the Parish of Or
leans.
Section 1. Be it resolved by the General
Assembly of the State of Louisiana, two
thirds of all members of each house cot.
currlng, That the following amendment
be" submitted to the electors of this State
for their approval or rejection, at the elec
tion to be held on the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in November, 1918.
Article 130. Except as herein otherwise
provided, the judicial officers of the Parish
of Orleans, and of the City of New Orleans
shall be learned in tHe law, and shall have
resided and practiced law or sJtiall have
judicial position In this State for five
years, and shall have been actual resi
dents of the City of New Orleans for at
least two years next preceding their elec
tion or appointment. The General As
sembly of the State of Louisiana may as
public interest requires, provide for the
trial of cases by an interchange of said
judicial officers, as well as by appointment
of Judges Ail Hoc; in case of vacancy In
an office till said 'office be filled, and to
act for and in the stead of any Judicial
officer who by reason of disability, or any
cause whatsoever is prevented fr*m hold
ing Court.
Judges Ad Hoc shall be selected from
licensed attorneys at law who shall possess
the same qualifications required for the
judicial officers for whom they act, their
compensation shall be provided for with
out expense to the State of Louisiana, and
he pakl by the City of New Orleans, or out
of the Jud'cial Expense Fund of* said
Parish.
Section 2. Be it further resolved, etc..
That the foregoing amendment to the Con
stitution of the State of Louisiana be sub
pnd
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mitted to the electors of the State at the
next election for Representatives in Con
gress to be holden on the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in xfftember, 1918,
pnd on the official ballots to be used at said
election shall be placed the words: "For
the proposed amendment to Article 130 of
the Constitution of the State of Louis
iana." and the words: "Against the pro
posed amendment to- Article 130 of the
Constitution of the State of Louisiana,"
and each elector shall indicate, as provided
in the general election laws of the State
whether he votes for or against the pro
poser! amendment.
HEWITT BOUANCHAUD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
ETflEJLRED M. STAFFORD,
President Pro Tempore of the Senate.
Approved: July 5, 191S.
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
R. G. PLEASANT,
A true copy:
JAMES J. BAILEY,
Secretary of State. •
W.S.S.
ACT NO. 163.
House Bill No. 134, By Mr. Cooper.
JOINT RESOLUTION.
Proposing an amendment to Article 108
of the Constitution of the State of Lou
isiana. relative to district judges, judi
cial districts, and salaries of district
judges, by proposing the retirement of
district judges on full pay in certain
contingencies. ^
Section 1. Be it resolved by the General
Assembly of the State of Louisiana, two
thirds of all members elected to each
house concurring, that Article 108 of the
Constitution of the State of Louisiana be
amended so as to read as follows:
Article 108. The Parish of Caddo shall
compose the first district.
The parishes of Bossier and Webster
shall compose the second district.
The parishes of Claiborne and Bienviile
shall compose the third district.
The parishes of Union and Lincoln shall
compose the fourth district.
The parishes of Jackson and Winn shall
compose the fifth district.
Tire parishes of Ouchita and Morehouse
shall compose the sixth district.
• The parishes of West Carroll and Rich
land shall compose the seventh district.
Tlie parishes of Franklin and Catahoula
shall compose the eighth district.
The parishes of Madison and East Car
roll shall compose the ninth district.
The parishes of Concordia and Tensas
shall compose thé tenth district.
The parishes of S'atchitoches and Red
River shall compose the eleventh district.
The parishes of DeSoto, Sabine and
Vernon shall compose the twelfth district.
The parishes of Rapides and Grant shall
compose the thirteenth district.
The parish of Avoyelles shall compose
the fourteenth district.
The parishes of Calcasieu, Allen. Beaure
gard. Jefferson Davis and Cameron shall
compose the fifteenth district.
The parishes of St. Landry and Evange
line shall compose the sixteenth district.
The parisli of Vermillion shall compose
the seventeenth district.
The parishes of Acadia and Lafayette
shall compose the eighteenth district.
The parishes of Iberia and St. Martin
fourche shall compose the twentieth dis
trict.
The parishes of Terrebonne and La
four shall compose the twentieth district.
The parishes of Iberville, West Baton
Rouge and Pointe Coupee shall compose
the twenty-first district.
The parish of East Baton Rouge shall
compose the twenty-second district.
The parish of St. Mary shall compose
the twenty-third district.
The parishes of East Feliciana and West
i eliciana shall compose the twenty-fourth
district.
The parishes of St. Helena, Livingston
and Tangipahoa shall compose the twenty->
fifth district.
The parishes of Washington and St.
Tammany shall -compose the'twenty-sixth
district. *
The parishes of Ascension, St. James
and Assumption shall compose the twenty
seventh district.
The parishes of St. John the Baptist,
St. Charles and Jefferson shall compose
the twenty-eighth district.
The parishes of St. Bernard and Plaque
mines shall compose the twenty-ninth dis
trict.
The parishes of Caldwell and LaSalle
shall compose the thirtieth district.
The judges of the several districts, as
herein provided for, shall each receive a
salary of three thousand dollars per an
num, payable monthly on his own war
rant. provided the General Assembly may,
in their discretion, redistrict the judicial
districts provided for in this Article. Any
district judge may retire on full pay
when he shall have reached seventy-five
years of age, provided sala district judge
ha» served continuously as a district
Judge, or jiidge of court of appeals, not
less than twenty-five years prior to his
said retirement: and provided further that
any judge affected by the foregoing shall
serve until bis successor shall be elected
and qualified'. Provided further, that the
provisions of this amendment to the Con
stitution Shall apply to the Judges 'of the
Civil District Courts for the Parish of
Orleans as provided for in Article 132 of
the Constitution.
The Legislature shall provide by proper
appropriation for the salaries of retired
district Judges in the same manner as it
provides for other judicial expenses.
Section 2. Be it further resolved, etc..
That the above amendment to be submit
ted to the electorate of this State for ap
proval or rejection at the general elec
tion for Congressmen to be held in No
vember, 1918, and that the Secretary of
State be directed to insert upon the ballot
to be used upon said election, and in the
proper column, the following: "For the
proposed amendment to Article 108 of the
Constitution relative to district judges,"
and the words: "Against the proposed
amendment to Article 108 of the Consti
tution relative to district Judges;" and the
elector shall indicate his vote on the pro
posed amendment, as provided by the gen
eral election laws of this State.
HEWÎTT BOUANCHAUD.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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FERNAND MOUTON,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved: July 9. 191S.
R. G. PLEASANT,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A t rue copy :
I AM MS J. BAILEY,
Secretary of State.
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ACT. NO. 188.
House Bill No. 228. By Mr. Barrett.
A JOINT RESOLUTION.
Proposing an amendment to the Consti
tution of the Statg of Louisiana grant
ing the City of ^ew Orleans an ex
tension of time for the commencement
and completion of the construction of
a bridge or tunnel across the Mississ
ippi River, under Act No. 68 of 1916.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Louisiana, two
thirds of all the members elected to each
house concurring, that subject to the rati
catlon and approval of the electors of the
State, the Constitution of the State be
amended by incorporating therein the fol
lowing provisions, to-wit:
All the rights, franchises and immuni
ties granted to the City of New Orleans
under Joint Resolution of the General As
sembly of the State of Louisiana granting
to said city the power to construct, equip,
maintain and operate bridges and tunnels
across the Mississippi River at or near
New Orleans and to do various acts inci
dental thereto and to the operation gen
erally of the Public Belt Railroad çystem
of the City of New Orleans, being Act No.
68 of the Session of 1918, subsequently
adopted as. and now constituting, a part
of the Constitution of the State, shall
continue and exist only upon the con
dition that the construction of tlie bridge
or tunnel authorized under sahl consti
tutional provisions shall be actively be
gun not later than three years after the
existing state of war between the United
States of America and the German and
Austro-Hungarian empires shall have
terminated and the fact and date of such
termination shall have been ascertained
and proclaimed by the President of the
United States, and shall be completed
within five years from the date of the
commencement of the work. All and
evei-v one of the provisions of the afore
said Joint Resolution are hereby ratified,
re-affirmed and declared in full force and
effect, save as to the period of time for
the commencement and the period of time
for the final completion of the construc
tion of said bridge or tunnel, which periods
are hereby extended as aforesaid.
Section 2. Be it further enacted, etc..
That the amendment proposed by this
act shall be submitted to the electors of
the State for their approval or rejection
at the Congressional election to be held
on the first Tuesday after the first Mon
day in the month of November, 1918; and
ther»' shall be printed on the official bal
lots to be used at said election the words:
"For the proposed amendment to the
Constitution of the State of Louisiana
granting the City of New Orleans an ex
tension of time for the commencement and
completion of the construction of a bridge
or tunnel across the Mississippi River:"
and the words:
'Against the proposed amendment to the
Constitution of the State of Louisiana
granting the City of New Orleans an ex
tension of time for tlie commencement and
completion of the construction of a bridge
or tunnel across the Mississippi River;"
and that each elector shall indicate on
tlie ballot cast by him. as provided by the
general election laws of the State, whether
he votes for or against the proposed
amendment.
HEWITT BOUANCHAUD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
FERNAND MOUTON,
Lieutenant Governor an.l President of the
Senate. ' .
Approved: July 10, 1918.
R. G. PLEASANT,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
JAMES J. BAILEY,
Secretary of State.
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ACT NO. 191. ,
House Biil No. 265. By Mr. Eastham.
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Consti
tution of thé State of Louisiana, lim
iting the rate'éf State, parish, muni
cipal. public board, and special tax
ation.
Section 1. Be it resolved by the General
Assembly of the State of Louisiana, two
third* of all the members elected te'each
House concurring. That an amendment to
the ConsL.ation of the State of Louisiana
be proposed and submitted to the quali
fied electors of the State, for adoption or
rejection, as follows, to-wit:
1. The State tax on all property what
ever, except those taxes otherwise pro
vided for in this Constitution, including
expense of government, schools, levees,
public roads, and public debt and the
interest thereon shall not exceed, in any
one year, three mills on the dollar of its
assessed valuation; provided that, if the
proposed amendment to the Constitu
tion levying a special annual State tax for
the support of the public schools, of one
and one-half mills, submitted by tlie Gen
eral Assembly for adoption or rejection at
the general Congressional election i» No
vember. 1918, shall not be adopted, then
the limitation of three mills hereinabove
specified shall be fixed at four mills.
2. Except as otherwise provided in this
Constitution, no parish. (Parish of Or
leans excepted), municipal, levee or pub
lic board tax. for all purposes whatever,
shall exceed in any one year five mills on
•the dollar of assessed valuation provided
that where any municipality 1s. by its
charter or by law, exempt from the pay
ment of parish taxes, it may levy a tax
rate in any one year at not exceeding ten
mills on the dollar of assessed valuation;
the police juries of the several parishes
and hoards af trustees and municipal
councils of incorporated cities and towns
(Parish of, Orleans excepted) shall levy,
collect ami turn over to the parish school
boards of their respective parishes, for
the support of the public schools of their
respective parishes, cities or towns, the
proceeds of one and onejhalf mills, in
stead of the three mills iwdvided.in Ar
ticle 255 of the Constitution, and under
conditions therein set forth.
The State good roads tax of one-fourth
of one mill levied under Article 291 of the
Constitution is hereby fixed at one-eighth
of one mill and the Confederate, veterans'
pension tax of one mill levied under Ar
ticle 303 of the Constitution is hereby
I fixed at one-half of one mill; and said
taxes shall constitute, and be, a part of
the three mills hereinabove first specified.
4. In all districts, parishes or other sub
divisions of the State: where, under the
law. bonded indebtedness has been in
curred. the governing authority shall im
pose onlj sufficient annual tax to main
tain the security heretofore given under
the law for such obligation, and to pay
the interest and the indebtedness as the
same may become due. The levy of the
tax to meet such maturing obligations
shall be ample, but no substantial excess
shall lie allowed to accumulate; provided
that nothing herein shall be construed as
affecting Act. No. 4, approved June 8, 1916.
and subsequently adopted as a part of
the Constitution concerning the funding of
certain délits of the City of New Orleans
and the issue of serial bonds, etc., pro
vided. that the five-mill limit of taxation
for parishes, municipalities, levees and
public boards, as set forth jn paragraph
two herein, shall not apply to«gich special
taxes as may be required each year to pa>
their respective maturities the principal
and interest on any bonds now outstanding
or that «nay hereafter he issued under the
provisions of the Constitution of this
State.
In -til . .uses where under existing
laws, oilier than the laws provided for
bonded debts, a specified number of mills
has been voted at a special tax election
as a special annual tax to provide for pub
lic improvements, or the maintenance of
public education or public improvements,
the governing authority which levied such
tax shall reduce the rate thereof to one
half of the millage; provided that this
requirement shall not apply in any case
where a parish has before tlie adoption
hereof assessed taxable property at ac
ual value and adjusted the special tax
rate accordingly.
Section 2. Be it further resolved, etc..
hat the provisions of this amendment
shall not alter, amend, or repealgjny pro
vision of the Constitution except as the
same are inconsistent herewith.
Section 3. Be it further resolved, etc..
That the foregoing amendment shall be
submitted to the qualified electors, for
adoption or rejection, at the general Con
gressional election, to be held in Novem
ber. 1918, and there shall be printed on
the ballot: "For the constitutional amend
ment limiting the State tax rate to three
mills, and parish, municipal, levee and
other board tax rate to five mills, and
limiting special taxation;" and. "Against
the constitutional amendment limiting the
State tax rate to three mills and the par
ish, municipal, levee and other board tax
rates to five mills, and limiting special
taxation;" and each elector shall indi
cate, as provided in the general election
laws of the State, whether he votes for •
or against said amendment.
HEWITT BOUANCHAUD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
FERNAND MOUTON,
Lieutenant Governor and I'resident of the
Senate. -J.
Approved: July 10, 1918.
K. G, PLEASANT, «;
Governor of tbe StaUijrf Jpwlslana
A true copv:
JAMES J. BAILEY,
Secretary of State.
W.S.S.
ACT. NO. 201.
House Bill No. 37. By Mr. Dlnvick.
JOINT RESOLUTION.
Proposing an amendment to Article 118 ot
the Constitution of the State of Loui
siana on tlie subject of Juvenile Courts.
Section 1. Be it resolved by tlie General
Assembly of the State of Louisiana, two
thirds of the members elected to each
house concurring, that Article 119 of tlie
Constitution of the State of Louisiana Vie.
and the same-is, hereby amended so as'to
include the following:
"Section 5. That the provisions herein
relating to the jurisdiction and powers of
juvenile courts seal! not I e exclusive, and
the General Assembly may pass laws en
larging or regulating the jurisdiction a»ut
powers of such courts and providing for
the trial of juveniles and adults by such
courts, and regulating the procedure in
such trials."
Section 2. I'.e it further resdlv*d, etc..
That this proposed amer : lent shall be
submitted to the qualified .-lectors of th€'
State for adoption or rejection at tlie next
congressional election to be held on the
first Tuesday after the first Monday in
November, 1918.
Section 3. Be it further resolved, etc..
That on the official ballot to be used at
said election there shall be placed the
words: "For the proposed amendment to
Article 118 of the Constitution of ixiuisi
ana." and the words: "Against the pro
posed amendment of Article 118 of the
Constitution of Louisiana," and each
elector shall indicate, as provided by the
general election laws of the State, for
which of the propositions he votes.
HEWITT BOUANCHAUD.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
FERNAND MOUTON.
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
\[-i>rôvV 1: July 11. 1918.
' R. G. PLEASANT.
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
JAMES J. BAILEY. »
Secretary of State.
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ACT NO. 217.
House Bill No. 252. By Mr. W. Carruth
Jones.
JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitu
tion of the State of Louisiana, making
provisions for the support of the Lou
* isiana State University and Agricul
tural and Mechanical College, the
Louisiana State Normal School, the
Louisiana Industrial Institute, and the
Southwestern -Louisiana Industrial In
stitute.
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 Constitution of the
State he submitted to the qualified elect
ors of the State for their adoption or re
jection at the congressional election to be
held on the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in the month of November, 1918,
as follows:
There shall be set aside annually out of
the revenues of the State of Louisiana a
sum equivalent to at least one-third of one
mill on th*. assessed valuation of all the
property in the State for the support of
the Louisiana State University and Agri
cultural and Mechanical College at Baton
Rouge, the Louisiana State Normal School
at Natchitoches, the Louisiana Industrial
Institute at Ruston, and the Southwestern
Louisiana Industrial Institute at Lafay
ette, and the General Assembly of Louisi
ana shall apportion said sum among said
four institutions according to their several
merits and necessities.
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,
making provision for the support of the
Louisiana State University and Agricul
tural and* Mechanical College, the Louisi
ana State Normal School, the Louisiana
Industrial Institute, and the Southwestern
Louisiana Industrial Institute," and the
words: "Against the proposed amendment
to the Constitution of the State of Louisi
ana making provision for the support of
the Ixiuisiaim State University and Agri
cultural and Mechanical College, the
Louisiana State Normal School, the Loui
siana Industrial Institute, and the South
western Tjouisiana Industrial Institute;"
and every elector shall indicate, as pro
vided bv the general election laws of the
State, whether he votes for or against the
proposed amendment.
HEWITT BOUANCHAUD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
FERNAND MOUTON.
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved: July It, 1918.
R. G. PLEASANT.
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
JAMES J. BAILEY,
Secretary of State.

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