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tion eighteen yrity year; Nor shall ally incorporated town or municipality levy any tax, for any purof eighteen kunnPose, in excess of two per centum of the assessed valuation of property within hall be emprend de la Dower for five years from the date of the approval of this act to fix and impose all receive the list the town in any one year: Provided, That the Congress reserves the exclusive of the Territory od do Povernment therein shall have any force or effect until it shall be submitted to of the Territory balenia lepiptel to be passed, by such legislature in said Territory inconsistent with the

property of residents; nor shall the legislature grant to any ciation, or individual any special or exclusive privilege, immunwithout the affirmative approval of Congress; nor shall the legis

or special laws in any of the cases enumerated in the act of July en hundred and eighty-six; nor shall it grant private charters leges, but it may, by general act, permit persons to associate ther as bodies corporate for manufacturing, mining, agricultural, strial pursuits, and for the conduct of business of insurance, savnks of discount and deposit (but not of issue), loans, trust, and ciations, for the establishment and conduct of cemeteries, and for ion and operation of railroads, wagon roads, vessels, and irrigating

the colouization and improvement of lands in connection therewith, es, seminaries, churches, libraries, or any other benevolent, charitable, : association, but the authority embraced in this section shall only perganization of corporations or associations whose chief business shall Territory of Alaska; no divorce shall be granted by the legislature, nor

divorce be granted by the courts of the Territory, unless the applicant shall have resided in the Territory for two years next preceding the jon, which residence and all causes for divorce shall be determined by irt upon evidence adduced in open court; nor shall any lottery or the lottery tickets be allowed; nor shall the legislature or any municipality ere with or attempt in anywise to limit the acts of Congress to prevent punish gambling, and all gunbling implements shall be seized by the United es marshal or any of his deputies, or any constable or police officer, and royed; nor sball spirituous or intoxicating liquors be manufactured or sold, ept uuder such regulations and restrictions as Congress shall provide; nor all any public money be appropriated by the Territory or any municipal corration therein for the support or benefit of any sectarian, denominational, or rivate school, or illy school not under the exclusive control of the government; Hor shall the government of the Territory of Alaska or any political or municipal corporation or subdivision of the Territory make any subscription to the capital stock of any incorporated company, or in any manner lend its credit for the use thereof; nor shall the Territory, or any municipal corporation therein, have power or authority to create or assume any bonded indebtedness whatever; nor to borrow money in the name of the Territory or of any municipal division thereof; nor to pledge the faith of the people of the same for any loan whatever, either directly or indirectly; bor to create, nor to assume, any indebtedness, except for the actual running expenses thereof; and no such indebtedness for actual running expenses shall be createil or assumed in excess of the actual income of the Territory or municipality for that year, including as a part of such income appropriations then made by Congress, and taxes levied and payable and applicable to the payment of such indebtedness and cash and other money credits on haud and applicable and not already pledged for prior indebtedness: Provided,

That all authorized in lebtedness shall be paid in the order of its creation; all Szx by the inte taxes shall be uniform upon the same class of subjects and shall be levied and

collected under general law's, and the assessments shall be according to the of the brave actual value thereof. No tax shall be levied for Territorial purposes in excess

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provisions of this section shall be null and void : Provided further, That nothing herein contained shall be held to abridge the right of the legislature to modify the qualifications of electors by extending the elective franchise to women.

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the four judicial divisions into which Alaska is now divided by act of Congress. The term of office of each representative shall be for two years and each representative shall possess the same qualifications as are prescribed for men bers of the senate and the persons receiving the highest number of legal totes in each judicial division cast in said election for senator or representative shall be deemed and declared elected to such office: Provided, That in the event of a tie vote the candidates thus affected shall settle the question by lot. In case of à vacancy in either branch of the legislature the governor shall order an election to fill such vacancy, giving due and proper notice thereof. That each member of the legislature shall be paid by the United States the sum of fifteen dollars per day for each day's attendance while the legislature is in session, and milenge, in addition, at the rate of fifteen cents per mile for each mile from his home to the capital and return by the nearest traveled route.

Sec. 7. That the first election for members of the Legislature of Alaska shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, nineteee hundred and twelve, and all subsequent elections for the election of such members shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November biennially thereafter; that the qualifications of electors, the regulations governing the creation of voting precincts, the appointment and qualifications of election officers. the supervision of elections, the giving of notices thereof, the forms of ballots the register of votes, the challenging of voters, and the returns and the canvas of the returns of the result of all such elections for members of the legislature shall be the same as those prescribed in the act of Congress entitled "An Act providing for the election of a Delegate to the House of Representatires from the Territory of Alaska," approved May seventh, nineteen hundred and sin, and all the provisions of said act which are applicable are extended to said elections for members of the legislature, and shall govern the same, and the canvassing board created by said act shall canvass the returns of such elections and issue certificates of election to each member elected to the said legislature; and all the penal provisions contained in section fifteen of the said act shall apply to elettions for members of the legislature as fully as they now apply to elections for Delegates from Alaska to the House of Representatives.

litr i sole SEC. 0. That the Legislature of Alaska shall convene at the capitol at the city of Juneau, Alaska, on the first Monday in March in the year nineteen hun dred and thirteen, and on the first Monday in March every two years thereafter, but the said legislature shall not continue in session longer than sixty days ! any two years unless again convened in extraordinary session by a proclamatia of the governor, which shall set forth the object thereof and give at last thirty days' written notice to each member of said legislature, and in such case shall not continue in session longer than fifteen days. The governor of Alaedi is hereby authorized to convene the legislature in extraordinary session for ! périod not exceeding fifteen days when requested to do so by the President of the l'nited States, or when any public danger or necessity may require it's

SEC. 7. That when the legislature shall convene under the law, the Senate and house of representatives shall each organize by the election of one of their number as presiding officer, who shall be designated in the case of the senate aus "president of the senate” and in the case of the house of representatives as speaker of the house of representatives, and by the election by each body a the subordinate officers provided for in section eighteen hundred and sixty-one of the United States Revised Statutes of eighteen hundred and serenty-eight, and each of said subordinate officers shall receive the compensation provided it that section ; Provided, That no person shall be employed for whom salary, wages or compensation is not provided in the appropriation made hy Congress. 14 Det

SEC, S. That the enacting clause of all laws passed by the legislature shal be "Be it enacted by the Legislature of the Territory of Alaska." No law shal embrace more than one subject, which shall be expressed in its title

SEC. 9. The legislative power of the Territory shall extend to all righttal subjects of legislation not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States, but no law shall be passed interfering with the primary disposal of the soil; no tax shall be imposed upon the property of the United States: shall the lands or other property of nonresidents be taxed higher than the

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· property of residents; nor shall the legislature grant to any sociation, or individual any special or exclusive privilege, immune without the affirmative approval of Congress; nor shall the legis al or special law's in any of the cases enumerated in the act of July een hundred and eighty-six; nor shall it grant private charters vileges, but it may, by general act, permit persous to associate gether as bodies corporate for manufacturing, mining, agricultural, lustrial pursuits, and for the conduct of business of insurance, savJanks of discount and deposit (but not of issue), loans, trust, and sociations, for the establishment and conduct of cemeteries, and for ition and operation of railroads, wagon roads, vessels, and irrigating 1 the colonization and improvement of lands in connection therewith, ges, seminaries, churches, libraries, or any other benevolent, charitable, c association, but the authority embracel in this section shall only perrganization of corporations or associations whose chief business shall 'Territory of Alaska ; no divorce shall be granted by the legislature, nor

divorce be granted by the courts of the Territory, unless the applicant shall have resided in the Territory for two years next preceding the ion, which residence and all causes for divorce shall be determined by it upon evidence adduced in open court; nor shall any lottery or the

lottery tickets be allowed; nor shall the legislature or any municipality re with or attempt in anywise to limit the acts of Congress to prevent unish gambling, and all gambling implements shall be seized by the United

marshal or any of his deputies, or any constable or police officer, and oyed; nor shall spirituous or intoxicating liquors be manufactured or sold, pt under such regulations and restrictions as Congress shall provide; nor Iany public money be appropriated by the Territory or any municipal corition therein for the support or benefit of any sectarian, denominational, or vate school, or any school not under the exclusive control of the government; 1 shall the governmeut of the Territory of Alaska or any political or municipal rporation or subdivision of the Territory make any subscription to the capital uck of any incorporated company, or in any manner lend its credit for the ise thereof; nor shall the Territory, or any municipal corporation therein, have power or authority to create or assume any bonded indebtedness whatever; nor lo borrow money in the aime of the Territory or of any municipal division there. of; nor to pledge the faith of the lieople of the same for iny loan whatever, either directly or indirectly; bor to create, nor to assume, iny indebtedness, except for the actual running expenses thereof; aud no such indebtedness for actual running expenses shall be created or assumed in excess of the actual income of the Territory or municipality for that year, including as a part of such income appropriations then made log Congress, and taxes levied and payable and applicable to the payment of such indebtedness and çish and other money credits on hand and applicable and not already pledged for prior indebtedness: Provided, That all authorized indebtedness shall be paid in the order of its creation; all taxes shall be uniformi upon the same class of subjects ind shiul be levied and collected under general laws, and the assessments shall be according to the actual value thereof. No tax shall be levied for Territorial purposes in excess of one per centum upon the assessed valuation of property therein in any one year; nor shall any incorporated town or municipality levy any tax, for any purpose, in excess of two per centum of the assessed valuation of property within the town in any one year; l'rovided, That the Congress reserves the exclusive power for five years from the date of the approval of this act to fix and impose any tax or taxes upon railways or railway property in Alaskit, and no acts or law's passed by the Legislature of Alaska providing for a county form of government therein shall bave any force or effect until it shall be submitted to and approved by the affirmative action of Congress; and all laws passed, or attemptel to be passed, by such legislature in said Territory inconsistent with the provisions of this section shall be null and void : Provided further, That nothing herein contained shall be held to abrilge the right of the legislature to modify the qualifications of electors by extending the elective franchise to women.

SEC, 10. That the senate and house of representatives shall each choose its

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own officers, determine the rules of its own proceedings not inconsistent with this act, and keep a journal of its proceedings; that the ayes and noes of the members of either house on any question shall, at the request of one-fifth of the members present, be entered upon the journal; that a majority of the members to which each house is entitled shall constitute a quorum of such house for the conduct of business, of which quorum a majority vote shall suffice; that a smaller number than a quorum may adjourn from day to day and compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner and under such penalties as each house may provide; that for the purpose of ascertaining whether there is a quorum present the presiding officer shall count and report the actual number of members present.

SEC. 11. That no member of the legislature shall hold or be appointed to any office which has been created, or the salary or emoluments of which hare been increased, while he was a member, during the term for which he was elected and for one year after the expiration of such term; and no person holding a commission or appointment under the United States shall be a member of the legislature or shall hold any office under the government of said Territory.

SEC. 12. That vo member of the legislature shall be held to answer before any other tribunal for any words uttered in the exercise of his legislative furtions. That the members of the legislature shall, in all cases except treason. felony, or breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attenance upon the sessions of the respective houses, and in going to and returning from the same: Provided, That such privilege as to going and returning shall .not cover a period of more than ten days each way, except in the second dirision, when it shall extend to twenty days each way, and the fourth division to fifteen days each way:

SEC. 13. That a 'bill in order to become il law shall have three separate readings in each house, the final passage of which in each house shall be by a majority vote of all the members to which such house is entitled, taken by ayes and noes, and entered upon its journal. That every bill, when passed by the house in which it originated or in which : mendments thereto shall have orig. inated, shall immediately be enrolled and certified by the presiding officer and the clerk and sent to the other house for consideration,

SEC. 14. That, except as herein provided, all bills passed by the legislature shall, in order to be valid, be signed by the governor. That every bill which shall have passed the legislature shall be certified by the presiding officers and clerks of both houses, and shall thereupon be presented to the governor. If he approves it, he shall sign it and it shall become a law at the expiration of ninety days thereafter, unless sooner given effect by a two-thirds vote of said legislature. If the governor does not approve such bill, he may return it, with his objections to the legislature. He may veto any specific item or items in any bill which appropriates money for specific purposes, but shall veto other bills if at all. only as it whole.' That upon the receipt of a veto message from the governor each house of the legislature shall enter the same at large upon its journal and proceed to reconsider such bill, or part of a bill, and again rote upon it by ayes and noes, which shall be entered upon its journal. If, after such reconsideration, such bill or part of a bill shall be approved by a two thirds vote of all the members to which each house is entitled, it shall thereby become a law. That if the governor neither signs nor vetoes a bill within three days (Sundays excepted) after it is delivered to him, it shall become a law without his signature, unless the legislature adjourns sine die prior to the expiration of such three days. If any bill shall not be returned by the governor within three days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him. the same shall be a law in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the legislature, by its adjournment. prevents the return of the bill, in which case it shall not be a law.

SEC. 15. That there shall be annually appropriated by Congress a suni sufficient to pay the salaries of members and authorized employees of the Legis lature of Alaska, the printing of the laws, and other incidental expenses thereof: the said sums shall be disbursed by the governor of Alaska, under sole instruc tions from the Secretary of the Treasury, and he shall account quarterly to the

Secretary for the manner in wl no expenditure, to be paid out by the governor or by the legis Congress making the appropria such objects.

SEC. 16. That the governo close of each session of the Le evrrect copy of all the laws an lified to by the secretary of th tached; one copy to the Preside of State of the United States; printing the session laws and r

sich session and for their distr of the Territory.

SEC. 17. That after the ye: L'elegate from the Territory of election of a Delegate to the I Alaska," approved Vay serenthi, Tuesalay next after the first Mo and fourteen, and every second the first Monday in November, shall continue to be in full foriin erery respect is is not prov August therein: Provided. That for Delegate in Alaska to the He such vacancy is caused by failua the death, resignation, or incapall act passed by the Legislatur That when such election is he laws passed by Congress goreri

SEC. 18. That an officer of a geologist in charge of Alaska l'nited States Nary, and a civi railroad construction and has no said Territory be appointed by and instructed to conduct an the Territory of Alaska ; to ex: real fields and to the interior a other information with respect operation; to obtain information to railroad routes; and to mak the first day of December, ninet as may be practicable, together respect to the best and most ava derelop the country and the res United States: Provided further or so much thereof as may be money in the Treasury not oth aid commission.

SEC. 19. That the Committ mittee on Territories of the Ho empowered. and directed to joint laws of the l’nited States applie mittees are jointly authorized to for that purpose: and the sum o may be necessary, is hereby api not otherwise appropriated, to es said upon rouchers properly sign mittees.

SEC. 20. That all laws passe

ary for the manner in which the said funds shall have been expended; and penditure, to be paid out of money appropriated by Congress, shall be made – governor or by the legislature for objects not authorized by the Acts of ess making the appropriations, nor beyond the sums thus appropriated for objects. EC. 16. That the governor of Alaska shall, within ninety days after the of each session of the Legislature of the Territory of Alaska, transmit a it copy of all the laws and resolutions passed by the said legislature, certo hy the secretary of the Territory, with the seal of the Territory atd: one copy to the President of the United States, and one to the Secretary ate of the United States; and the legislature shall make provisions for ng the session laws and resolutions within ninety days after the close of session and for their distribution to public officials and sale to the people e Territory. EC. 17. That after the year nineteen hundrell and twelve the election for Gite from the Territory of Alaska, provided by “An Act providing for the on of a Delegate to the House of Representatives from the Territory of kal," :pproved Jay seventh, nineteen hundred and six, shall be held on the ay next after the first Monday in November in the year nineteen hundred fourteen, and every second year thereafter on the said Tuesday next after irst Monday in November, and all of the provisions of the aforesaid Act

continue to be in full force and effect and shall apply to the said election 'ery respect as is now provided for the election to be held in the month of ist therein: Provided. That the time for holding an election in sa id Territory Delegate in Alaska to the House of Representatives to fill a vacancy, whether

Vacancy is caused by failure to elect at the time prescribed by law, or by death, resignation, or incapacity of a person elected, may be prescribed by ct passed by the Legislature of the Territory of Alaska : Provided further,

when such election is held it shall be governed in every respect by the = passed by Congress governing such election. SEC. 18. That all officer of the Engineer Corps of the United States Army, vlogist in charge of Alaska surveys, an officer in the Engineer Corps of the ted States Nary, and it civil engineer who has had practical experience in road construction and has not been connected with any railroad enterprise in Territory be appointed by the President as a commission hereby authorized instructed to conduct an examination into the transportation question in Territory of Jaska; to examine railroad routes from the sea board to the

fields and to the interior and navigable waterways; to secure surveys and er information with respect to railroads, including cost of construction and ration; to obtain information in respect to the coal fields and their proximity railroad routes, and to make report of the facts to Congress on or before

first day of December, nineteen hundred and twelve, or as soon thereafter may be practicable, together with their conclusions and recommendations in pect to the best and most available routes for railroads in Alaska which will elop the country and the resources thereof for the use of the people of the ited States: Provided further, That the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any ney in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated to defray the expenses of 1 commission.

SEC. 19. That the Committee on Territories of the Senate and the Comttee on Territories of the House of Representatives are hereby authorized. powered, and directed to jointly codify, compile, publish, and annotate all the us of the United States applicable to the Territory of Alaska, and said comttees are jointly authorized to employ such assistance as may be necessary · that purpose: and the sum of five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as „ be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury t otherwise appropriated, to cover the expenses of said work, which shall be id upon vouchers properly signed and approved by the chairmen of said comittees.

SEC. 20. That all laws passed by the Legislature of the Territory of Alaska

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