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[No. 4.]

AN ACT legalizing sewer bonds heretofore attempted to be

authorized by cities of the fourth class under or pursuant to the provisions of sections three thousand three hundred eight, three thousand three hundred nine and three thousand three hundred thirteen of the Compiled Laws of Michigan of eighteen hundred ninety-seven.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. All sewer bonds heretofore attempted to be Sewer bonds, authorized by any city of the fourth class, under or pursuant when legal. to the provisions of sections three thousand three hundred eight, three thousand three hundred nine and three thousand three hundred thirteen of the Compiled Laws of Michigan of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, are hereby declared to be when issued legal and binding obligations of said city: Pro- Proviso, rided, That the proposition to make the loan represented referendum. wholly or in part by such bonds received the affirmative votes of two-thirds of the electors voting upon the question at an election actually held in said city, pursuant to ten days' notice, notwithstanding any informalities in the ordinance or resolution submitting such proposition to a vote of the electors, and notwithstanding any defects in the publication of said ordinance or resolution, or failure to post copies of such ordinance or resolution as required by said section three thousand three hundred nine, or any defects in the notice of the time and place or places of holding such election or of the purpose and object thereof: Provided further, That the amount of Further the loan represented wholly or in part by said bonds does not proviso. exceed the limit imposed by said section three thousand three hundred eight.

SEC. 2. This act is immediately necessary for the preservation of the public health, and is therefore hereby ordered to take immediate effect.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 27, 1911.

[No. 3.)

AN ACT to cure irregularities in proceedings in cities for the

issuing of bonds for filtration plants and water extension mains.

Bond issues heretofore submitted.

Proceedings validated.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Whenever the common council of any city shall have heretofore submitted to the electors thereof the question of issuing bonds for the extension of its water mains or for securing a site and establishing and constructing a rapid sand filtration plant or other filtration plant, such bonds to run for a period of twenty years with interest not to exceed five per centum per annum payable semi-annually, and an election has been held thereon after due notice given, and a majority of the legal electors voting thereon has voted in favor of issuing said bonds, as appears from the regular and legal canvass taken of such votes, such proceedings shall be held valid and authority for the legislative body of any such city to execute or cause to be executed and sold the bonds voted as aforesaid, notwithstanding the charter of such city provided that before action of the common council and the submission of the question of issuing such bonds to the electors, the board of public works of such city deeming the work called for by the issuing of bonds necessary, shall communicate its determination to the common council of such city and its reasons therefor with the general plan of work, and prepare an estimate of the cost thereof. In the event of the submission of the question of issuing such bonds by the common council of any city and a majority of the elector's having voted thereon in favor of the issue and sale of said bonds, the failure to make said preliminary report to the common council by said board of public works shall be and hereby is cured, and all bonds that may have been issued or that may hereafter be issued by the common council of any such city, based upon the above de. scribed proceedings, shall be valid to all intents and purposes and binding obligations upon the city issuing the same.

SEC. 2. It is hereby declared that this act is necessary for the protection of the public health.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 25, 1911.

Bonds validated.

[No. 4.]

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AN ACT legalizing sewer bonds heretofore attempted to be

authorized by cities of the fourth class under or pursuant
to the provisions of sections three thousand three hundred
eight, three thousand three hundred nine and three thou-
sand three hundred thirteen of the Compiled Laws of Mich-
igan of eighteen hundred ninety-seven.

The People of the State of Michigan cnact: SECTION 1. All sewer bonds heretofore attempted to be Sewer bonds, authorized by any city of the fourth class, under or pursuant when legal. to the provisions of sections three thousand three hundred eight, three thousand three hundred nine and three thousand three hundred thirteen of the Compiled Laws of Michigan of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, are hereby declared to be when issued legal and binding obligations of said city: Pro. Proviso, rided, That the proposition to make the loan represented referendum. wholly or in part by such bonds received the affirmative votes of two-thirds of the electors voting upon the question at an election actually held in said city, pursuant to ten days' notice, notwithstanding any informalities in the ordinance or resolution submitting such proposition to a vote of the electors, and notwithstanding any defects in the publication of said ordinance or resolution, or failure to post copies of such ordinance or resolution as required by said section three thousand three hundred nine, or any defects in the notice of the time and place or places of holding such election or of the purpose and object thereof: Provided further, That the amount of Further the loan represented wholly or in part by said bonds does not proviso. exceed the limit imposed by said section three thousand three hundred eight.

SEX. 2. This act is immediately necessary for the preserva-
tion of the public health, and is therefore hereby ordered to
take immediate effect.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 27, 1911.

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[No. 5.]

AN ACT to amend section thirty-one of act number one hun

dred eighty-three of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, entitled “An act to provide for the appointment and to fix the term of office, duties and compensation of circuit court stenographers in the State of Michigan," approved May twenty-nine, eighteen hundred ninety-seven ; being section three hundred ninety-three of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven; relative to the compensation of the circuit court stenographer in the eighteenth judicial circuit.

Section amended.

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The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Section thirty-one of act number one hundred eighty-three of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninetyseven, entitled “An act to provide for the appointment and to fix the term of office, duties and compensation of circuit court stenographers in the State of Michigan,” approved May twenty-nine, eighteen hundred ninety-seven, being section three hundred ninety-three of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 31. In the eighteenth circuit the stenographer shall be paid an annual salary of two thousand dollars.

Approved March 3, 1911.

Salary.

[No. 6.]

AN ACT to authorize any city within this State, bordering

upon any navigable stream which is the boundary line between this State and any other state, in conjunction with any city bordering upon said navigable stream in said other state, to construct and maintain bridges across said stream between said cities.

Bridges, certain cities may build jointly.

Thc People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Any city within this State bordering ipon any navigable stream which is the boundary line between this State and any other state, in conjunction with any city situated in any other state bordering upon said stream, is hereby authorized and empowered at the joint expenses of said cities to construct and maintain bridges and approaches thereto across said stream between said cities at such points as may be agreed upon by the common councils or other governing bodies of said cities, and to enter into contracts with the common council or governing body of the adjoining city of such other state for the construction, maintenance and repair of said bridges. Sec. 2. Previous to the building of said bridges, highways Highways

opened. leading thereto shall be laid out and opened so that access thereto may be had from the common traveled streets in said cities, and authority or permission to build such bridges from the owner or owners of the land to which said bridges shall be attached and over which same shall pass, shall be obtained.

SEC. 3. The common council or other governing body of Bonds, issue the city is hereby authorized to borrow on the faith and credit of said city, such sums of money as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this act, and to issue the bonds of said city therefor, payable at such time and at such rate of interest as the common council or other governing body of said city shall determine: Provided, however, That if the charter of Proviso. any such city now in force provides any other meth raising such sums of money such method may be pursued: And Provided further, That the amount of bonds so issued Further shall not exceed in amount the limit now prescribed by law.

proviso. SEC. 4. This act affects the public safety and shall take immediate effect after its passage by the legislature and sign ing by the Governor.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 7, 1911.

[No. 7.]

AN ACT to repeal act number nine of the public acts of

eighteen hundred seventy-seven, entitled “An act to authorize the appointment of a Commissioner of Mineral Statisties, and defining the duties and compensation of the same,” approved February eighth, eighteen hundred seventy-seren, as amended, being sections four thousand six hundred thirty, four thousand six hundred thirty-one, four thousand six hundred thirty-two, four thousand six hundred thirty-three, four thousand six hundred thirty-four and four thousand six hundred thirty-five of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven; to abolish the office of Commissioner of Mineral Statistics, and to provide for continuing the duties of said commissioner under the direction of the State Board of Geological Survey.

The People of the State of Michigan cnact: SECTION 1. Act number nine of the public acts of eighteen Act repealed. hundred seventy-seven, entitled "An act to authorize the appointment of a Commissioner of Mineral Statistics, and defin

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