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S. F. No. 300.

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Pensions by An act relating to fire departments relief associations, ment Felietas- and authorizing the payment of pensions by such as

sociations to retired members thereof.


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Minnesota:

service pension.

Not exceeding $40 a month. Conditions.

Authorizing a SECTION 1. That every fire department relief associ

ation now existing, or which may hereafter be organized pursuant to any statute of this state, is hereby authorized and empowered, whenever its articles of incorporation and its constitution or by-laws shall so provide or permit, to pay out of and from any funds it may have received from the state of Minnesota, or from any other source, a service pension, in such amount as its articles or by-laws shall designate, not exceeding the sum of forty dollars per month, to each of its retired members who shall have arrived at the age of fifty years or more, and shall have done active duty for a period of twenty years or more, as a member of a paid fire department of the city, village, town or other municipal corporation in which such relief association shall exist, and continuously for two years immediately preceding his retirement therefrom, and who shall have been a member of such relief association for a period of ten years or more prior to such retirement, and who shall conform also to such other and additional conditiors as to age, service and membership as such asso

ciation shall by its articles or by-laws prescribe. Pensions Provided, however, that all pensions which shall be must be uniform.

given pursuant to the terms of this act shall be uniform in amount, and that every such association shall at all times have and retain the right to increase or reduce the amount of such pension, whenever, because of the amount of funds on hand, or for other good reasons,

such increase or reduction may seem advisable or proper. Active mem Provided, further, that no pension authorized by this bership barred.

act shall be paid to any person while he remains or is a member of such fire department, and that no person receiving the pension herein mentioned shall receive, or be entitled to receive, any other or further pension or

relief from such association. Pensions in And provided, also, that when in any city, town, vil. volunteer dept's.

lage, or other municipality, there shall exist a volunteer fire department, or a partially paid and partially volunteer fire department, and there shall exist any such relief association, such relief association may avail itself of the benefit of this act.

authority to

Sec. 2. That the authority and power conferred Additional hereby upon such relief associations is in addition and that heretosupplemental to the power and authority heretofore

fore granted. conferred thereon to expend their moneys for the support and relief of sick, injured and disabled firemen, their widows and orphans.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 19, 1897.


S, F. No. 44.

tion for Owa

An act to appropriate the sum of three thousand five Appropriahundred ($3,500) dollars, for the purpose of purchas- tonna public ing additional land for the state public school of school. Owatonna.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Minne



Section 1. That the sum of three thousand five hun- Appropriadred dollars ($3,500), or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of purchasing additional land for the state public school at Owatonna.

Sec. 2. Said money so appropriated shall be expended Howeunder the direction of the board of trustees of the said state public school.

Sec. 3. The state auditor is hereby authorized to draw his warrants for said sum, or so much thereof as shall be expended for said purpose, in favor of such persons as shall be designated by the said board of trustees of said public school.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 20, 1897.

S. F. No, 166.


Authorizing municipal courts to issue writs of execution upon judgment.

An act authorizing and empowering the various municipal courts of this state to issue writs of executions upon their judgments and determinations, and regulating the issuance of the same; and relating to the issuance of transcripts of their judgments in connection therewith.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Minne


to issue while writ of execution is out

By judge or clerk.

SECTION 1. The judge or clerk of each and every municipal court in this state shall upon application by the prevailing party at any time after judgment is duly entered and docketed in any of the said municipal courts, as provided by law, and before same may have been transcripted to any district court in this state, as provided by law, issue a writ of execution thereon against the goods, chattles, cho(o)ses in action and personal property of the judgment debtor, returnable within thirty days after the issuance thereof, upon the payment to the said judge or clerk of the sum of fifty

(50) cents. No transcript

The judge or clerk of said court shall not issue any

transcript of'any judgment so entered and docketed in standing. said court, while a writ of execution is outstanding in

the hands of an officer or otherwise; and when a transcript has been issued on any judgment, the judge or clerk shall note on the record of said judgment the fact that such transcript has been given, and shall not thereafter issue any writ of any execution on said judgment.

Sec. 2. The form of process may be prescribed by the court by rule or otherwise, and such forms may be changed by the court from time to time, and any form so prescribed shall be sufficient and valid; but in the absence of such prescribed forms, the form of process in use in the district courts of this state may be used and adapted to the style of the municipal courts, and used at the discretion of the court.

The process so to be used shall be under the seal of the court, subscribed by the judge or clerk, tested in the , name of the municipal judge, or if there be more than one judge, then in the name of the senior judge, endorsed by the attorney for the party applying therefor, and addressed to the sheriff or any constable of the county or the chief of police or any police officer of the city wherein the said court may be located; and said writ of execution may be executed and retured in like manner and form as a writ of execution issued out of the dis

Court may prescribe rule.

Under seal o court.

trict courts of this state, save that said writ of execution shall be returned to the court from whence the same was issued within thirty days after the issuance of the same.

Sec. 3. It is further provided, that nothing in this Exceptions. act shall be construed to authorize or empower any municipal court in this state to issue any writ of habeas corpus, quo warranto, ne exeat, mandamus, prohibition or injunction.

Sec. 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 20, 1897.


S. F. No. 13.


An act to amend section 36 of chapter 175 of the Creamery fire laws of 1895, authorizing the organization of mutual companies. creamery fire insurance companies.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Minne


SECTION 1. That section 36 of chapter 175, general laws of 1895, be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 36. No policy shall be issued by a purely mutual $750,000 infire insurance company hereafter organized until not 300 risks less than seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars of necessary. insurance, in not less than three hundred separate risks, upon property located in Minnesota has been subscribed for and entered on its books; provided, that mutual fire insurance companies hereafter organized for the purpose of writing fire insurance upon creamery buildings and their contents exclusively, may and are hereby authorized to issue policies when not less than one hundred thousand dollars of insurance, in not less than fifty separate risks, upon creamery buildings or their contents located in the state of Minnesota, has been subscribed for and entered upon such company's books. Such companies shall be designated as “Mutual Creamery Fire Insurance Companies," and shall issue no policy except upon buildings used for creamery purposes and their contents. No officer or other person No officer to whose duty it is to determine the character of the risks, receive comand upon whose decision the application shall be ac- premiums. cepted or rejected by a mutual fire insurance company, shall receive as any part of his compensation a commis

surance and

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sion upon the premiums, but his compensation shall be a fixed salary and such share of the net profits as the directors may determine; nor shall such officer or person aforesaid be an employe of any officer or agent of the company. The provisions of section thirty-six do not apply to township mutual fire insurance companies.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved March 20, 1897.

S. F. No, 107.


Certain corporations

An act authorizing all corporations other than those may increase for pecuniary profit to increase the number of their


number of trustees.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Minne


Any corpora-
tion other
than those
for pecuniary

Section 1. That any corporation other than those for pecuniary profit, heretofore or hereafter incorporated by virtue of any law of this state, may by resolution of its board of trustees, adopted at any regular or called meeting, by a majority vote thereof, increase the number of the trustees of such corporation and provide for their election; and a copy of such resolution subscribed and sworn to by the president and secretary of such corporation shall be recorded in the registry of deeds of the county where the corporation is located and in the office of the secretary of state.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 20, 1897.

S. F. No. 158.


Relating to uses and trusts.

An act to amend chapter eighty-four (84), general laws eighteen hundred and ninety-three (1893), being subdivision sixth (6th), section forty-two hundred eighty-four (4284), general statutes eighteen hundred ninety-four (1894), relating to uses and trusts.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Minne


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