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tion of the commissioner such other main highways as may be desirable to indicate. Such maps shall be sold to the public which sold. at a price fixed by the state highway commissioner, which price shall not be less than ten cents per copy. The county Duties of

county clerk. clerk of each county shall aid in the sale and distribution of said maps and the state highway commissioner shall, upon proper requisition, furnish to the various county clerks the number of copies required by them, said copies to be duly charged to the county receiving the same, and said county clerks shall sell the same and account for the proceeds there. of, and the funds arising from the sale of said maps shall be turned into the state highway funds.

NAMING OF ROADS.

An Act to provide for the naming of public roads and highways and

placing of signs thereon and to provide a penalty for the violation of the provisions of this act.

(Act 282, P. A. 1915.)

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (511) § 4866. SECTION 1. All state reward roads in this Roads to

be named. state not designated and named at the time this act shall take effect shall be designated by appropriate names in their entirety by the state highway commissioner, and the county roads board, respectively, or boards of supervisors in counties not operating under county road system. (512) § 4867. Sec. 2. The county road commissioners

Sign boards. or the boards of supervisors in counties not operating under the county roads system shall cause to be placed suitable sign boards at every branch of every state reward road or cross road. Said sign board shall have printed thereon the What to

contain. name of the road and the distance to the nearest important town, village or city. The expense of the erection and keeping Expense. in repair of all such sign boards shall be paid out of the general fund of the county where said sign boards are erected. The form of said sign boards shall be prescribed by the state Form. highway commissioner.

(513) § 4868. Sec. 3. Any person who shall deface, in- Defacing, etc. jure, destroy or place any advertisement, legal or otherwise, on such sign board, shall upon conviction thereof be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by a fine of not Penalty. more than one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding ninety days or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court, together with the cost of repairing such sign board and the cost of the repairing of such sign board so collected shall be paid to the county treasurer and credited to the general fund of the county.

Duty to make complaint.

(514) § 4869. SEC. 4. It shall be the duty of every supervisor, county road commissioner and township highway commissioner who has knowledge that any injury has been done to any such sign board, to make a diligent effort to ascertain the name of the person who defaced, injured, de stroyed or placed any advertisement, legal or otherwise, on said sign board and to make a complaint to the prosecuting attorney of his county.

See section 480.

TAXING STATE TAX HOMESTEAD, ETC., LANDS FOR

HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS.

An Act to provide a tax on state tax homestead and state swamp lands

under control and supervision of the public domain commission, for highway improvement purposes; to provide for the payment of such tax; and to repeal section fifty-five of act number fifty-nine of the public acts of nineteen hundred fifteen.

(Act 116, P. A. 1917.)

state tax to

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Payment of

(515) SECTION 1. On the first day of December, nineteen counties.

hundred seventeen, and on the first day of December in each and every year thereafter, there shall be paid into the treasury of each county in this state in which may be located any state tax homestead or state swamp lands under the control and supervision of the public domain commission, a tax of five cents per acre, or major portion thereof, of all such lands as shall belong to the state on the first day of December in

each year, which tax shall be in lieu of all other taxes now Expended on levied against such state land under any existing law. The trunk line highways.

money so received by any county shall be placed in the general fund and shall be expended under the supervision of the board of supervisors of such county upon the trunk line highways within such county in the manner prescribed by

law and in accordance with the suggestions of the state highProviso.

way commissioner: Provided, however, that if no such trunk line highways are established within the county in which such state tax homestead or state swamp lands are located, then the tax provided by this act shall be expended upon the highways of such county under the supervision of the board of supervisors and in accordance with the suggestion of the

state highway commissioner. Duty of (516) SEC. 2. The public domain commission shall enter commission,

upon their records against each description of said lands the amounts provided by this act and shall certify the same to the auditor general, who shall draw his warrant on the state treasurer therefor, to be paid out of any moneys in the gen

eral fund not otherwise appropriated. Such amounts shall
be forwarded by the public domain commission to the county
treasurers.
(517) SEC. 3. Section fifty-five of act number fifty-nine Section

repealed.
of the public acts of nineteen hundred fifteen, entitled “An
act to provide for the construction and improvement of high-
ways, to borrow money therefor, and the assessment and col.
lection of taxes for the construction thereof, and to limit the
sums of money to be paid by counties for highway purposes,"
is hereby repealed.

Act 59, P. A. 1915, is compiler's section 385 et seq.

COUNTY TAXATION FOR BRIDGES, ETC.
An Act to authorize the board of supervisors of any county to raise by

taxation or borrow money for the purpose of purchasing real estate
for sites for, and constructing or repairing public buildings and
bridges; to limit the amount that can be raised or borrowed for such
purpose by such boards in certain cases ; to authorize such boards to
submit the question of raising or borrowing money for such purposes
to the electors of their certain counties; to provide for the manner
of submission; and to repeal act number forty-one of the public acts
of nineteen hundred nine, entitled "An act limiting the amount which
may be raised in any county in any one year by the board of super-
visors," approved April twenty-first, nineteen hundred nine.

(Act 28, P. A. 1911.)

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (518) § 2306. SECTION 1. The board of supervisors of Public buildany county may in any one year levy a tax of one-tenth of one levy limit. mill on the assessed valuation of said county for purchase of real estate for sites for, and the construction or repair of public buildings or bridges, or may borrow an equivalent sum for such purpose; and in any county where the assessed valuation is less than ten million dollars, the board may levy a tax or borrow for such purpose to the amount of one thousand dollars, but no greater sum shall be raised for such purpose in

Referendum. any county in any one year unless submitted to the electors of the county and approved by a majority of those voting thereon in the manner provided in this act: Provided, That Proviso, proupon petition of not less than twenty-five per centum of the posal to bond. electors of said county, according to the vote cast for secretary of state in said county at the last general election, presented to said board of supervisors at any regular or special meeting of said board, it shall be the duty of said board to submit to the electors of said county the proposal to bond said county for such proposed improvement, such submission to When

submitted. be at the next regular election held after the meeting at which such petition was presented, or at a special election called for that or any other purpose.

Am, 1919, Act 40. For further provision of power of board of supervisors to levy tax, see $ 2274, sub. 7, C. L. 1915.

When submitted.

Sheriff to give notice.

(519) § 2307. SEC. 2. Whenever the board of supervisors of any county shall by resolution vote in favor of levy. ing a tax or borrowing money in excess of the amounts prescribed in section one of this act, the question of levying or borrowing such sum shall be submitted to the electors of the county at the general November election, or the biennial spring election, or at an election to be held on the first Monday in April subsequent to the passage of such resolution by the board of supervisors. A copy of such resolution shall be served upon the sheriff of the county by the county clerk. It shall be the duty of the sheriff at least twenty days prior to the date of the election, at which such question shall be submitted to the electors, to cause to be delivered to the township clerk in each township, and to the chairman of the board of election inspectors in each ward in any city in his county, a notice in writing that at such election there will be submitted to the electors of such county the question of raising the amount prescribed in the resolution passed by the board of supervisors, and cause the same to be published in one or more newspapers printed and circulating in said county, if one be printed and circulated therein, at least two consecutive weeks before said election.

(520) 2308. Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the township clerk or chairman of the board of election inspectors, upon receipt of the notice herein required, to give notice in writing under his hand of the time and place when such question will be submitted to the electors. Such township clerk or chairman of the board of election inspectors shall cause such notice to be posted up in at least five of the most public places in the said township or ward, at least ten days before said election.

(521) $ 2309., SEC. 4. It shall be the duty of the board of election commissioners of such county to prepare the necessary ballots for use of the electors in voting upon the

ques. tion referred to in this act. The said question shall be printed upon a ballot separate and distinct from all other ballots, which ballot shall be in the following form:

Township clerk to give notice.

Posting.

Ballots.

Form.

INSTRUCTION TO VOTER.

Mark a cross in the square to the left of the word “Yes” or "No."

To authorize the board of supervisors to borrow $. .
[ ] Yes.
To authorize the board of supervisors to borrow $.
[ ] No.

There shall be inserted in the above blank the amount set forth in the resolution of the board of supervisors. The ballots so prepared shall be distributed by the board of election commissioners within the same time and in the same manner that ballots are distributed prior to a general elec

Distribution.

tion. All ballots upon which an elector marks a cross in the square to the left of the word “Yes” shall be counted in favor of raising the amount stated in the resolution of the board of supervisors, and all ballots upon which an elector marks a cross in the square to the left of the word “No” shall be counted against the question of raising the amount set forth in the resolution of the board of supervisors. All ballots Canvass, etc. cast at any election on such question, shall be received, counted, canvassed and returned in the manner now governing for the election of county officers. If at any such election a majority of the electors voting on such question shall decide in favor of authorizing the board of supervisors to raise the amount set forth in said resolution, such amount may be borrowed in the same manner as the amounts referred to in section one of this act may be borrowed in the first instance.

Section 5 repeals Act No. 41, of the public acts of 1909.

LEGALIZING CERTAIN BONDS ISSUED.

An Act to legalize all actions taken, all indebtedness existing, and all

bonds and other evidences of indebtedness issued under act number forty-one of the public acts of nineteen hundred nine, entitled "An act limiting the amount which may be raised by any county in any one year by the board of supervisors.”

[Act 30, P. A. 1911.)

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (522) § 2311. SECTION 1. All acts of boards of supervis- Supervisors, ors heretofore taken under act number forty-one of the pub- of, legalized. lic acts of nineteen hundred nine, entitled “An act limiting the amount which may be raised by any county in any one year by the board of supervisors," in raising or borrowing money and in submitting any question of raising or borrowing money to the electors of their respective counties, all elections held under the provisions of said act, and all tax levies made, all indebtedness incurred, all bonds and other evidences of indebtedness authorized or issued under said act, are hereby legalized and made valid.

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