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committee officers to file statement of expense.

ment an affidavit, subscribed and sworn to by such candidate, setting forth, in substance, that the statement thus made is in all respects true, and that the same is a full and detailed statement of all moneys so contributed or expended by him, directly or indirectly, by himself or through any other person, in aid of his election. Candidates for office to be filled by the electors of the entire State, or any division or district thereof greater than a county, the candidates for either house of the Legislature and for district judge, shall file their statements in the office of the Secretary of State; and candidates for city offices shall file their statements in the office of the city recorder and candidates for county offices, shall file their statements in

the office of the clerk of the county wherein such Political party election occurs. Within thirty days after each election,

the chairman of the State, county and city central committees of each and every political party presenting candidates, shall make and file a statement, under oath, setting forth in detail, all sums of money received, and to whom and for what purpose such money was paid by such committees during the preceding election. Certificates of State chairmen or secretaries shall be filed with the Secretary of State, and for the county chairmen, and secretaries with the clerk of the county, and by city chairmen and secretaries with the city recorder, which certificates shall be preserved by the officers with whom they are filed until the next general election, and shall be open to the inspection of the public. Any person or persons who shall violate the provisions of this section or refuse or wilfully neglect to file the statements prescribed herein, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

Sec. 7. Any person who, at any election provided Interference by law in this State, shall interfere in any manner with

any officer of such election in the discharge of his duties, or who shall induce any officer of any election, or officer whose duty it is to ascertain, announce or declare the result of any such election, or give or make any certificate, document or evidence in relation thereto, to violate or refuse to comply with his duty, or any law regulating the same, or who shall take, carry away, conceal or remove any ballot, pollbook or other thing from the polling place, or from the possession of the person or persons authorized by law to have the custody thereof, or who aids, counsels, provides or pro

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cures, advises or assists any person or persons to do any of the acts aforesaid, shall be guilty of a crime, and shall be punished as hereinafter provided.

Sec. 8. A person offending against any provision Witness com. of sections 1, 2 and 7 of this act, is a competent witness against another person so offending, and may be compelled to attend and testify upon any trial, hearing, proceeding or investigation in the same manner as any other person. But the testimony so given shall not be used in any prosecution or proceeding, civil or criminal, against the person so testifying, except for perjury in giving such testimony. A person so testi-Exemption of fying, shall not thereafter be liable to indictment, pros- prosecution. ecution or punishment for the offense with reference to which his testimony was given, and may plead or prove the giving of testimony accordingly, in bar of such an indictment or prosecution.

Sec. 9. Any person convicted of any of the crimes Penalty. or offenses mentioned in sections 1, 2 and 7 of this act, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the State Prison for not more than five years, or by both fine and imprisonment; and any corporation or agent of a corporation, guilty of any offense herein made a misdemeanor, shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars.

Sec. 10. The provisions of this act shall extend, Scope of act. so far as applicable, to all elections provided by law, special or general.

Sec. 11. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed; Provided, That the repeal of such acts, or parts of acts, Saving rights in or any of them, shall not be construed to affect any of-P fense committed or any prosecution or proceeding instituted or pending under the laws so repealed.

Approved March 19, 1896.

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CHAPTER LVII.

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS.

AN ACT concerning Electors of President and Vice-President of the United

States of America.

electors.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Utah:

SECTION 1. At each general election in November Presidential next preceding the choice of President and Vice-Presi

dent of the United States of America, there shall be elected as many Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States of America, as this State may be entitled to.

Sec. 2. The certificate of election for Electors of Certificate. President and Vice-President of the United States of

America, shall be served on each person elected, notifying him to attend at the office of the Secretary of State, at the seat of government at the hour of 12 o'clock, noon, of the Saturday next preceding the second Monday of January, next after his election, and to report himself to the Governor of this State as in attendance.

Sec. 3. The Electors of President and Vice-PresiMeeting of dent so attending, shall convene in the office of the college to fill Secretary of State at the capital of the State, at the

hour of 12 o'clock, noon, of the said Saturday, next preceding the second Monday of January, as provided, in section 2 of this act, and in case there shall be any vacancy in the office of an Elector, occasioned by death, refusal to act, neglect to attend, by the hour of 12 o'clock, noon, of said day, or 'on account of the ineligibility of any person elected, or from any cause, the qualified Electors present shall proceed to fill such vacancy by ballot and plurality of votes, and the said Electors so present shall immediately issue a certificate of election signed by those present, or a majority of them, to the person so chosen. In case of a failure to elect by the said Electors by noon of the Monday next following, the Governor shall fill the vacancy by appointment.

Provided, That the vacancy shall be filled from the same political party represented by the Elector whose

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ineligibility, death, refusal to act or from other cause has occasioned such vacancy.

Sec. 4. The College of Electors being full, shall Meeting of meet at the office of the Secretary of State at the cap- lege to ballot. ital, at noon of the said second Monday of January, and shall proceed to the election and performance of their duties in conformity with the Constitution and laws of the United States of America.

Sec. 5. The said Electors shall receive no com- No pensation for their services.

Approved March 19, 1896.

compensation,

CHAPTER LVIII.

THE STATE AUDITOR.

AN ACT prescribing the powers and duties of the State Auditor, and fixing

the amount of his bond.

Duties of State Auditor.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Utah:

SECTION 1. It is the duty of the State Auditor:
1. To superintend the fiscal concerns of the State.

2. To report to the Governor, on the first of January next preceding each regular session of the Legislature, a statement of the funds of the State, its revenues, of the public expenditures during the two preceding fiscal years, together with a detailed estimate of the expenditures to be defrayed from the treasury for the two ensuing fiscal years, specifying therein each object of expenditure, and distinguishing between such as are provided for by permanent or temporary appropriation and such as must be provided for by a new statute, and suggesting the means from which such expenditures are to be defrayed, and to make a semiannual report to the Governor.

3. To accompany his biennial reports with tabular statements, showing, First, the amount of each appropriation for the two preceding fiscal years, the amount expended, and the balance, if any; Second, the amount

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the amount paid, and the amount unpaid or due there

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4. When requested, to give information in writing to either house of the Legislature, relating to the fiscal affairs of the State, or the duties of his office.

5. To suggest plans for the improvement and management of the public revenues.

6. To keep and state all accounts in which the State is interested.

7. To keep an account of all warrants drawn upon the treasurer, and a separate account under the head of each specific appropriation, showing at all times the unexpended balance of such appropriation.

8. To keep an account between the State and the State Treasurer, and therein charge the State Treasurer with the balance in the treasury when he came into office, and with all moneys received by him, and credit him with all warrants drawn on and paid by him.

9. To keep a register of warrants showing the fund upon which they are drawn, the number, in whose favor, for what service, the appropriation applicable to the payment thereof, and a receipt from the person to whom the warrant was delivered.

10. To audit all.claims against the State in cases where there are sufficient provisions of law for the payment thereof.

11. To examine and state the accounts of all persons indebted to the State, and certify the amount to the treasurer, and upon presentation and filing of the treasurer's receipt therefor, to give such person a discharge and charge the treasurer therewith.

12. In his discretion to require any person presenting an account for settlement to be sworn before him, and to answer, orally or in writing, as to any facts relating to it.

13. To require all persons who have received any moneys belonging to the State and have not accountei therefor, to settle their accounts.

14. In his discretion to inspect the books of any persons charged with the receipt, safe keeping, or disbursement of public moneys.

15. In his discretion to require all persons who have received moneys or securities, or have had the disposition or management of any property of the State of which an account is kept in his office; to ren

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