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CHAPTER 202.

SCHOOL AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS—CONSOLIDATED DISTRICTS

-DISSOLUTION.

AN ACT providing for the dissolution of consolidated school districts and the dis

tribution of the indebtedness of such districts when dissolved, and declaring an emergency.

Be It Enacted By The People Of The State Of Oklahoma.

Election for Dissolution.

Section 1. The county superintendent of public instruction may, upon petition of one-half of the legal voters of any consolidated school district, call an election at some convenient place in said consolidated school district for the purpose of voting on the question of whether such consolidated school district shall be dissolved. Notice of said election shall be given by having written or printed notices posted in at least five public places in such consolidated school district at least ten days prior to said election.

Reorganization of Districts United.

Section 2. If sixty (60) per cent of the voters of such consolidated district at the election, held as provided by the first section of this act, shall vote to dissolve the consolidated school district, the clerk of said special election shall report such fact to the county superintendent of public instruction. The said county superintendent shall then declare such consolidated school district dissolved, and that the original school districts which had united in forming said consolidated school district will there upon be revived and it shall be the duty of the said county superintendent to appoint persons to fill all vacancies in the school boards for each of the school districts who shall serve for the respective terms as other like officers in other school districts.

Apportionment of Debts or Assets.

Section 3. If any consolidated school district at the time of its dissolution shall have received State aid as provided in Section 14 and 15 of Chapter 219, Article 7, Session Laws of 1913, or shall have a legally bonded or warrant indebtedness such indebtedness shall be distributed among the various school districts composing consolidated districts in proportion to the assessed valuation of each of the districts to the assessed valuation of the consolidated school district for the past fiscal year, and such indebtedness shall attach to and become a part of the different school districts and it shall be the duty of the County Excise board of the county or counties in which such districts are located to cause to be levied annually upon the property, real and personal, of the different districts a tax sufficient to pay interest on such indebtedness or to reimburse the State in full for State aid received and to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the indebtedness when due. The assets and property of the consolidated school districts when dissolved, shall be first applied in payment of the indebtedness of the consolidated school districts and if the consolidated school district has no indebtedness then the assets and property shall be sold and partitioned among the different school districts on the same basis as provided herein for the distribution of the indebtedness. Provided, that the County Excise Board of said county shall assess a tax against any such district sufficient to reimburse the state within five years from the date of dissolution for all moneys contributed by the state, the unpaid moneys to bear interest to the state at the rate of five per cent (5%) until paid. This levy for principal and sinking fund shall be made against the entire consodidated district collected by the County Treasurer as a separate fund, and paid to the State Treasurer in five equal annual installments, including all interest due each year.

Emergency.

Section 4. For the preservation of the public peace, health and safety an emergency is hereby declared to exist by reason whereof it is necessary that this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved April 2, 1915.

CHAPTER 203.

GUARDIAN AND WARD-LIMITATION OF GUARDIANS.

AN ACT amending chapter 172 of the Session Laws of Oklahoma of 1913, entitled

“An Act Limiting Guardianships."

Be It Enacted By The People Of The State Of Oklahoma.

Guardian for More Than Five Persons.

Section 1. Section One of chapter 172 of the Session Laws of Oklahoma of 1913, being Senate Bill No. 85, is hereby amended to read as follows:

“Section 1. On and after the passage of this act, no person shall be appointed guardian of any minor or minors, or other person or persons who is, at the time of the hearing of the application for appointment, the guardian of as many as five persons, other than his or her own family or relatives; provided, that the provisions of this Act shall not apply to boards of control and superintendents of eleemosynary or charitable institutions, under the control and charge of the State, where under the law such boards of control and superintendents may be appointed as guardians of the estates, or of the persons of those committed to their charge or safekeeping; provided, the provisions of this act shall not prohibit the appointment of officers or managers of fraternal or benevolent orders or homes and church orphanages as to inmates of such institutions.

Approved April 2, 1915.

CHAPTER 204.

APPROPRIATION—SCHOOL FOR DEAF.

AN ACT making an appropgation for immediate sleeping quarters and mainte

nance and support of the Deaf School of Sulphur Oklahoma and declaring an emergency.

Be It Enacted By The People Of The State Of Oklahoma.

Appropriation.

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of four thousand five hundred sixty-nine dollars and seventeen cents ($4,569.17), or so much thereof as may be necessary, said amount being itemized as follows:

For the purpose of equipping immediate sleeping quarters.---$3,000.00
For maintenance and support..

-$1,569.00

Emergency.

Section 2. For the preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist by reason whereof it is necessary that this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved April 2, 1915.

CHAPTER 205.

BENEFICIARY SOCIETIES AND ASSOCIATIONS.

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AN ACT amending section 3486 of Revised Laws of Oklahoma of 1910, relative to

fraternal beneficiary associations and declaring emergency Be It Enacted By The People Of The State Of Oklahoma.

Regulations and Description.

Section 1. That Section 3486 of Revised Laws of Oklahoma of 1910 is hereby amended to read as foiiows:

"Section 3486. A fraternal beneficiary association is a corporation, society or voluntary association formed or organized and carried on for the benefit of its members and their beneficiaries and not for profit. Each association shall have a lodge system, with ritualistic form of work and representative form of government, and shall make provision for the payment of benefits in case of death and may make provision for the payments of beneíts in case of sickness temporary or permanent physical disability, either as a result ofdisease, accident or old age, provided, the period of life at which the payment of physical disability benefits on account ofold age commenced, shall not be under seventy (70) years, all subject to compliance of its members with its constitution and by-laws. Any such association may also make provision for the payment of benefits in case of death, sickness and physical disability or either of minor children, of such of its members, or such other minor children, who desire to avail themselves of such benefits, and may also make provision for the payment of educational and industrial benefits or aids for minor children of such of its members or such other minor children who desire to avail themselves of such benefits, all subject to the regulations, rules, terms and conditions prescribed by the constitution and by-laws of the association. The funds from which the expenses, benefits, aids and other charges of such association shall be defrayed shall be derived from assessments and dues collected from its members. Benefits in case of death of members shall be paid to the families,

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