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late Territory of Nevada, prior to said date, and all certificates of the proceedings of stockholders' meetings of such corporations, held for the purpose of increasing or diminishing the amount of the capital stock of the same, are hereby ratified, confirmed and made valid; and all orders made as aforesaid, and all proceedings had and taken in pursuance to and by virtue thereof, are hereby ratified and made valid ; and all the certificates aforesaid, having for their object the increase or diminution of the capital stock of such corporations, and filed as provided in section two of said Act of March tenth, are made valid, and from the time of the filing thereof, the capital stock of the corporation named in any such certificate, shall be deemed increased or diminished as therein provided ; and all proceed. ings subsequently had and done under, in pursuanco to, and having reference to said certificate, and the laws applying thereto, shall be valid and effectual for all purposes.

CHAP. IV.-An Act authorizing issuance and sale of certain State

Bonds, and levying a tax to provide means for the payment thereof.

[Approved January 19, 1866.] The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and As

sembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. By virtue of the power granted to the Legisla- Issuance and ture by the third section of article nine of the Constitution of sale of bonds this State, and in order to obtain money to pay the necessary expenses of the State Government for the second fiscal year, and provide means for the redemption of such outstanding bonds as may fall due, and for the purpose of keeping the finances of the State upon a cash basis, the issuance and sale of bonds of the State, not exceeding in amount the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) is hereby authorized, which bonds shall be payable at the office of the State Treasurer, and shall not run longer than one year from their date. They shall be dated when issued, and shall bear a rate of interest not exceeding one and one-half per cent. per month. The interest shall be payable semi-annually at the office of the State Treasurer. Said bonds shall be redeemable at the option of the State Treasurer, at any time within one year from the date of their issuance.

Sec. 2. The bonds to be issued pursuant to the provisions of Coupons. this Act, shall be signed by the Governor, and countersigned by the Controller, and indorsed by the State Treasurer, and shall be authenticated with the great seal of this State. Coupons for the payment of the interest thereon, shall be so attached that they can be removed without injury to the bonds.

Sec. 3. The State Treasurer is hereby made Commissioner to negotiate the sale of the bonds provided herein to be issued, and Commissaid Commissioner shall negotiate the sale of such an amount bonds.

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thereof as he shall find necessary for the benefit of the State, and at such times, and bearing such rate of interest, not ex. ceeding one and one half per cent. per month, as he shall find necessary, in order to secure the sale thereof, at par. None

of said bonds shall be sold at less than their par value. Said Report to

Commissioner shall report monthly to the Controller of State the amount, number, date and rate of interest of all bonds sold by him pursuant to the authority herein given, and shall, without delay, pay the proceeds of all bonds sold into the State Treasury, in gold and silver coin of the United States. The said Commissioner is hereby authorized and required to cause said bonds to be prepared, payable to the parties, or their assigns, to whom issued; but no bonds shall be issued for a sum less than one thousand ($1,000) dollars. The State Treasurer is authorized and required to pay the interest on any bonds issued pursuant to the provisions of this Act, whenever the same becomes due.

Sec. 4. No bonds issued and sold under the provisions of sold for, redeemed in this Act shall be sold for, or redeemed in, any currency except sobre a coin. gold and silver coin of the United States, both principal and

interest. The faith of the State is hereby solemnly pledged to Pledge.

their redemption, both principal and interest, in United States gold and silver coin only.

Sec. 5. There shall be levied and collected for the fiscal year to past priurt commencing January first, in the year of our Lord one thou

sand eight hundred and sixty-six, and annually thereafter, until all the bonds issued and sold under the provisions of this Act sball have been fully paid, both principal and interest, an ad valorem tax of ninety-tive cents on each one hundred dollars of the taxable property in this State; and so much of the revenue

derived from said tax as may be necessary, is hereby set apart, Pledge. appropriated and pledged, as well as the faith and credit of thé

State of Nevada, for and to the payment, both principal and interest, of all bonds of said State, issued in pursuance of the provisions of this Act. The tax hereinbefore levied is, and shall be, considered and held to be a portion of the aggregate tax of one per cent. allowed and provided by the Constitution to be levied and collected annually for State purposes, and for the payment of any debt contracted by the State--which shall be first applied to the payment, both principal and interest, of all bonds issued pursuant to the provisions of this Act. No part of the revenue derived from the tax 'hereinbefore levied shall be paid out, or in any way diverted from the State Treasury for any other purpose than paying bonds, both principal and interest, issued pursuant to the provisions of this Act, unless at the time there is a greater sum in said Treasury derived from said tax than is required for such payment of said bonds.

The sum of two thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may Api ropriabe necessary

from the proceeds of the sale of the bonds speciexpenses of fied in this Act, is hereby appropriated to pay

the expenses of and selling procuring said bonds, selling them, and placing the proceeds of

their sale in the State Treasury:

Sec. 6. In case the aforesaid tax, or any portion thereof, should, by virtue of any judicial decision, or any law hereafter

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enacted, be assessed and collected in the legal tender notes of Duty of the United States, then the State Treasurer is authorized and when tax required, at such time or times as the principal or interest, or both, of the bonds issued in pursuance of this Act, shall become legal tender or be made due and payable, to sell in the money market at the then ruling rate, such amount of said legal tender notes as will realize a sufficiency of gold and silver coin of the United States to meet such payment or payments. If the State Treas

Impeachurer shall neglect or refuse to comply with the provisions of ment. this section, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be liable to impeachment, as provided in the Constitution of the State.

CHAP. V.-An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to reg.

ulate Proceedings in Criminal Cases in the Courts of Justice in the Territory of Nevada," approved November 26, 1861.

[Approved January 22, 1866.]

Grand Juror

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Section one hundred and eighty of an Act en- Challenge to titled “An Act to regulate proceedings in Criminal Cases in the individual courts of justice in the Territory of Nevada," approved November 26, 1861, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section One Hundred and Eighty. A challenge to an individual grand juror may be interposed for one or more of the following causes, and for no other: First-That he is a minor. Second-That he is an alien. Third-That he is insane. Fourth-That he is the prosecutor upon a charge or charges against the defendant.

SEC. 2. All Acts and parts of Acts, inconsistent with this Act, are hereby repealed.

CHAP. VI.-An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to create

the office of State Printer, define the duties and compensation thereof, and provide for the time and manner of election," approved January 10, 1865.

[Approved January 26, 1866.]

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section five, of the Act of which this Act is What to be amendatory, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

printed by Section Five. The State Printer shall print the laws, to- Printer.

the State

Number of documents

gether with the Constitution of the State of Nevada; also the Journals of the Legislature, and all public documents ordered to be printed by the Legislature, and blanks for the Supreme Court; and all forms and blanks that may be required to supply the offices of the Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Attorney-General, Adjutant-General, Surveyor-General, and shall also print the bills, resolutions and other job printing which

may be ordered by either house of the Legislature; and shall To publish in publish, in a daily or weekly newspaper, all proclamations, ornewspaper. ders, notices and advertisements of the State officers above

enumerated, that now or hereafter may be required to be published by law, such as the said officers may consider to be for the public interest of the State ; and sball do all other printing for the State, unless otherwise expressly ordered by law.

SEC. 2. Section six of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section Six. Whenever any message, report or other docuto be printed ment, in book form, is ordered printed by either house, three

hundred copies, in addition to the number ordered, shall be struck off, and be retained in sheets, by the Printer, to be bound with the Journals of the house ordering, as an appendix. Whenever any bill is ordered printed, one hundred copies shall be deemed the number ordered, unless the house ordering the

same specially order a different number. Secretary of Sec. 3. Section eight of said Act is hereby amended so as to

read as follows:

Section Eight. The Secretary of State shall, within sixty days after the adjournment of each session of the Legislature, furnish to the State Printer full copies of the Journals of both houses. The State Printer shall, within sixty days thereafter, print the

same, and deliver proof sheets, for correction, to the Secretary of State; and whenever corrected proof will complete a form, shall deliver the same, in form, to the Secretary

of State for indexing; who shall, within ten days thereafter, Index to be make out and deliver to the State Printer an index to each

Journal; and the said State Printer shall, within thirty days thereafter, print and deliver to the Secretary of State such number of copies of the Journals aforesaid, bound in volumes, with the appropriate index thereto, as herein provided; provided, that none of the provisions of this section shall apply to the Journals of the Assembly for the present session; but, so far as said Journals are concerned, section eight of the Act of

which this is amendatory, shall remain in full force and effect; Compensa- and, further provided, that the Secretary of State shall be al

lowed a compensation not to exceed the sum of one hundred Secretary

and eighty dollars for copying the Journals of the Senate for the present session, and a sum not to exceed five hundred and forty dollars for copying the Journals of both houses for any subsequent session.

SEO. 4. Section nine of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section Nine. There shall be printed, of the laws, resolube printed. tions and memorials of each session of the Legislature, six

State to furnish copies o Journals.

Proof sheets.

made.

When Journals to be delivered.

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Number of laws, etc., to

hundred copies; of the Journals of the Senate and Assembly, there shall be printed three hundred copies each, in one or in two volumes, as may be required by the size thereof, and as the Secretary of State may direct.

CHAP. VII.-An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to regulate Fees and Compensation for Official

and other services in the State of Nevada," approved March 9, 1865,

(Approved January 26, 1866.)

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

in advance.

SECTION 1. Section twenty-four of an Act entitled “ An Act Fees payable to regulate fees and compensation for official and other services in the State of Nevada," approved March ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section Twenty-four. All fees prescribed in this Act shall be payable in advance, if demanded, and if any officer shall not have received any or all of his fees, which may be due him for services rendered by him in any suit or proceedings, he may Oficer may have execution therefor, in his own name, against the party or tion. parties from whom they are due, to be issued from the Court where the action is pending, upon the order of the Judge or Court, upon affidavit filed.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

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CRAP. VIII.-An Act for the Relief of Hiram Welch.

[Approved January 26, 1866.]

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The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Board of County Commissioners, of Hum- Board of boldt county, are hereby authorized to order the Áuditor of said county to draw a warrant on the general fund of Humboldt authorized county, for three hundred and sixty dollars, or so much thereof Auditor to as may be equitably due, in favor of Hiram Welch, for services rendered in assessing said county in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-four. And it is hereby made the duty of the Auditor of said county to draw such warrant whenever ordered so to do by said County Commissioners, any Act or part of an Act to the contrary notwithstanding.

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