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ing the duties and compensation of the same," approved February eighth, eighteen hundred seventy-seven, as amended, being sections four thousand six hundred thirty, four thousand six hundred thirty-one, four thousand six hundred thirtytwo, four thousand six hundred thirty-three, four thousand six hundred thirty-four and four thousand six hundred thirtyfive of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven,

is hereby repealed. Commis

SEC. 2. The duties of the Commissioner of Mineral Statissioner, duties tics, as defined by said act number nine of the public acts of transferred.

eighteen hundred seventy-seven, are hereby transferred to the State Board of Geological Survey, and it is hereby declared to be their duty to continue the collection of statistics, the conducting of investigations, the making of reports, and all other duties as specified in said act number nine of the public

acts of eighteen hundred seventy-seven. Office

SEC. 3. The office of Commissioner of Mineral Statistics, as abolished.

provided for under said act, is hereby abolished, and the incumbent of said office is hereby directed and required to transfer and turn over to the State Board of Geological Survey all the books, papers, maps and other documents of said office, upon the taking effect of this act, and the salary and emoluments of said Commissioner of Mineral Statistics shall from that time cease.

SEC. 4. All acts or parts of acts in any wise contravening the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

Sec. 5. The enactment of this act is necessary for the public peace and safety.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 13, 1911.

[No. 8.]

AN ACT making it unlawful for any officer or employe of

the State government, having a salary fixed by law, to retain any fees received for performance of his official duties; to provide for the disposition of such fees; to prescribe a penalty for violations of this act and to repeal all acts or parts of acts contravening any of the provisions of this act.

Fees, unla wful to retain.

The People of the State of Jichigan enact: SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any officer or employe of the State government, having a salary fixed by law, to retain any fees received for performance of his official duties. All such fees when collected shall be promptly turned over to the State Treasurer and credited to the proper funds.

of complaint or petition shall be served upon the Auditor
General and the prosecuting attorney at the time of commenc-
ing the action, which said service shall be in lieu of the service
of process. Upon so being made a party, it shall be the duty How
of the Auditor General, whenever he shall, in his discretion

represented. deem the same to be expedient, to the end that the State of Michigan may be fully protected, to cause the Attorney General to represent him in such proceedings. In any suit or pro- Costs. ceedings instituted for the purpose in this section mentioned, no costs shall be taxed against either party to the action.

Approved March 13, 1911.

[No. 11.]

AN ACT designating the days to be observed as holidays in

the public schools of this State.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The following days, namely, the first day of Holidays January, commonly called New Year's day, the thirtieth day designated. of May, commonly called Memorial day, the fourth day of July, the first Monday of September, commonly called Labor day, and the twenty-fifth day of December, commonly called Christmas day, all Saturdays and all days appointed or recommended by the Governor of this State or the President of the United States as days of fasting and prayer or thanksgiving shall, in all the public schools of this State, be treated and considered as public holidays and on such above specified days there shall be no school sessions in any of such public schools of this State: Provided, That the salary of school officers and Proviso. teachers shall be in no way affected by reason of the dismissal of school on any of the above mentioned days: Provided fur. Further ther, That on the following days, namely, the twelfth day of proviso. February, commonly called Lincoln's birthday, the twentysecond day of February, commonly called Washington's birthday, and the twelfth day of October, commonly called Columbus day, it shall be the duty of all school officers and teachers to have the schools under their respective charge observe such mentioned days, namely, the twelfth day of February, the twenty-second day of February, and the twelfth day of October by proper and appropriate commemorative exercises, and such days shall not be considered as legal holidays for schools.

Approved March 13, 1911.

[No. 10.)

AN ACT to amend section one hundred forty-four of act

number ninety-seren of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-nine, entitled “An act to amend act two hundred six of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three, being "An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy and collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased; and to repeal act number two hundred of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-one, and all other acts and parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act,' the same being chapter ninety-eight of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, by adding one section to be known as section one hundred forty-four of said act, providing that in actions to set aside tax sales or taxes the Auditor General shall be made a party."

Section amended.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Section one hundred forty-four of act number ninety-seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninetynine, entitled "An act to amend act two hundred six of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three, being “An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy and collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased; and to repeal act number two hundred of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-one, and all other acts and parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act,' the same being chapter ninety-eight of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, by adding one section to be known as section one hundred forty-four of said act, providing that in actions to set aside tax sales or taxes the Auditor General shall be made a party,” is hereby amended to read as follows:

SEC. 144. The Auditor General shall be made a party defendant to all actions or proceedings instituted for the purpose of setting aside any sale or sales for delinquent taxes on lands held as State tax lands, or which have been sold as such or which have been sold at annual tax sales, or for purpose of setting aside any taxes returned to him and for which sale has not been made; in all such cases a copy of the bill

Auditor General, party defendant.

of complaint or petition shall be served upon the Auditor
General and the prosecuting attorney at the time of commenc-
ing the action, which said service shall be in lieu of the service
of process. Upon so being made a party, it shall be the duty How
of the Auditor General, whenever he shall, in his discretion

represented. deem the same to be expedient, to the end that the State of Michigan may be fully protected, to cause the Attorney General to represent him in such proceedings. In any suit or pro- Costs. ceedings instituted for the purpose in this section mentioned, no costs shall be taxed against either party to the action.

Approved March 13, 1911.

(No. 11.]

AN ACT designating the days to be observed as holidays in

the public schools of this State.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The following days, namely, the first day of January, commonly called New Year's day, the thirtieth day designated. of May, commonly called Memorial day, the fourth day of July, the first Monday of September, commonly called Labor day, and the twenty-fifth day of December, commonly called Christmas day, all Saturdays and all days appointed or recommended by the Governor of this State or the President of the United States as days of fasting and prayer or thanksgiving shall, in all the public schools of this State, be treated and considered as public holidays and on such above specified days there shall be no school sessions in any of such public schools of this State: Provided, That the salary of school officers and Proviso. teachers shall be in no way affected by reason of the dismissal of school on any of the above mentioned days: Provided fur- Further ther, That on the following days, namely, the twelfth day of proviso. February, commonly called Lincoln's birthday, the twentysecond day of February, commonly called Washington's birthday, and the twelfth day of October, commonly called Columbus day, it shall be the duty of all school officers and teachers to have the schools under their respective charge observe such mentioned days, namely, the twelfth day of February, the twenty-second day of February, and the twelfth day of October by proper and appropriate commemorative exercises, and such days shall not be considered as legal holidays for schools.

Approved March 13, 1911.

[No. 12.]

AN ACT to amend section one of chapter six of act number

one hundred sixty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-one, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provi. sions of this act," as amended, being section four thousand seven hundred seventeen of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, as last amended by act number two hundred fifty-six of the public acts of nineteen hundred seven.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section amended.

SECTION 1. Section one of chapter six of act number one hundred sixty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-one, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of this act,” as amended, being section four thousand seven hundred seventeen of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninetyseven, as last amended by act number two hundred fifty-six of the public acts of nineteen hundred seven, is hereby amended to read as follows:

SEC: 1. Any school district may, by a majority vote of the qualified voters of said district present at an annual meeting, or at a special meeting called for that purpose, borrow money, and may issue bonds of the district therefor, to pay for a school-bouse site or sites, and to erect and furnish school buildings. The district board, or board of education, shall estimate the amount of money necessary to be raised and shall state their estimate in the notices of the annual or special meeting, at which the question of borrowing money and issuing bonds shall be submitted to the people; and at said meeting the voters shall have power to ratify by the vote aforesaid the estimate of the district board, or board of education, or to fix a new limit on the amount to be borrowed and for which bonds may be issued: Provided, That no school district shall issue bonds for an amount greater than ten per cent of the total assessed valuation of said district, and in districts hav. ing one hundred or more children in the school census the bonded indebtedness shall not exceed one hundred dollars per capita of such census, nor shall the bonded indebtedness of a district extend beyond the period of fifteen years for money borrowed: Provided further. That in all proceedings under this section, the district board and one person selected by the qualified voters present at said meeting shall constitute a board of inspectors, who shall cause a poll list to be kept and a suitable ballot box to be used, and the polls shall be kept open at least two hours. The votes shall be by ballot,

School dis

trict may

borrow money, etc.

How raised.

Proviso, bonds.

Further proviso.

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