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tors' may appoint for that purpose, with 'the seal of the
Grand Lodge attached and such conveyance so executed shall
be valid and binding for all intents and purposes whatso-
ever: Provided, however, That all property real or personal,
conveyed, devised or bequeathed to said corporation in trust
for any masonic use, purpose, organization or institution shall
be held by such corporation and used by it in accordance with
the terms of the instrument by which the same is conveyed, de-
vised or bequeathed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved January 26, 1905.

[No. 2.]

AN ACT to amend act number eighty-two of the public acts

of eighteen hundred seventy-three, entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation of mutual fire insurance companies, and defining their powers and duties, and to repeal chapter ninety-seven of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred seventy-one, and also act number ninety-four of the session laws of eighteen hundred seventy-one, approved April twelfth, eighteen hundred seventy-one,” approved April fifteenth, eighteen hundred seventy-three, and the acts amendatory thereof, by adding one new section there. to to stand as section twenty-four, providing for the reorganization and extension of mutual fire insurance companies, whose charters have expired by limitation.

Act amended.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. That act number eighty-two of the public acts of eighteen hundred seventy-three, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of mutual fire insurance companies and defining their powers and duties, and to repeal chapter ninety-seven of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred seyenty-one, and also act number ninety-four of the session laws of eighteen hundred seventy-one, approved April twelfth, eighteen hundred seventy-one," approved April fifteenth, eighteen hundred seventy-three, and the acts amendatory thereof, is hereby amended by adding thereto one new section to be known as section number twenty-four, which shall read as follows:

Sec. 24. Any mutual fire insurance company of this State whose charter has expired by limitation, may, within the period of eighteen months after the date of the expiration of such charter, by a vote of two-thirds of the members present at any special meeting called by the president and secretary of said company for the purpose, determine to reorganize and

Company may reorganize.

extend its corporate existence for a period not exceeding thirty years from the date of the expiration of its said charter. The notice of such special meeting shall be mailed to each mem- Notice of special ber of said company at least fifteen days before the date fixed meeting. for such meeting, and thereupon the corporate existence of said mutual fire insurance company shall be extended as so determined, and such determination shall be deemed a reor. ganization of such company, and it shall succeed to all the rights and be subject to all the liabilities of the corporation SO reorganized, and it

shall

not be necessary to change the policies or books or mode of the doing of the business of said company, and all the acts and doings Proceedings of the officials of said company and the business and proceed

legalized. ings thereof done in the interim, between the date of the expiration of such charter and such determination, the character of which would have been legal and valid if done before such expiration, is hereby legalized and deemed legal and valid, and the officers of said company at the time of such determination may continue to hold office until the next regular annual meeting of said company thereafter, as fixed by charter or by-laws of said company: Provided, That a statement of pro- Proviso. ceedings to reorganize such company by the making of such determination, duly certified by the president and secretary of said company, at said meeting so determining, shall be presented to the Attorney General for his approval, and be approved by him, and such certified proceedings and approval be filed in the office of the Commissioner of Insurance of this State, and also in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the principal office of the company is located, within sixty days after such approval: And provided further, That Further a written or printed notice of such determination shall be proviso. mailed to each member of said company within ninety days after such approval by the Attorney General as aforesaid, and that it shall be the right of any member of said company Members may who shall give notice to the secretary thereof within thirty days after the receipt of such notice, to withdraw from said company at that time, he remaining liable for his equitable and proportionate share of the losses incurred to that date, and entitled to his equitable and proportionate share of any surplus fund, which after the payment of all debts and liabilities of said company to that date, may remain in the treasury of said company.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 4, 1905.

withdraw.

[No. 3.]

AN ACT to amend section eight of act number one hundred

nineteen of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninetythree, as amended, entitled "An act to define what sball constitute fraternal beneficiary societies, orders or associations; to provide for their incorporation and the regulation of their business, and for the punishment for violation of the provisions of the act of their incorporation, and to repeal all existing acts inconsistent therewith,” the same being section seven thousand seven hundred forty-seven of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven.

Section amended.

Who to file declaration.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. That section eight of act number one hundred nineteen of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three, entitled "An act to define what shall constitute fraternal beneficiary societies, orders or associations; to provide for their incorporation and the regulation of their business, and for the punishment for violation of the provisions of the act of their incorporation, and to repeal all existing acts inconsistent therewith,” the same being section seven thousand seven hundred forty-seven of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, is hereby amended to read as follows:

SEC. 8. Such persons as provided in section two of this act shall file in the office of the Commissioner of Insurance a declaration signed by each of the corporators, and duly acknowledged before an officer authorized under the laws of this State to take acknowledgment of deeds, and shall therein express their intention to form a fraternal beneficiary society, order or association for fraternal beneficiary purposes. Said declaration shall also contain the proposed name of the society, order or association, which shall not be the same as, nor too closely resemble, the name of any other society, order or association organized under the laws of this State, or doing business in this State; the mode and manner in which the corporate powers granted by this act are to be exercised; the place of doing business fully and clearly defined; the limit as to age of applicant for beneficiary membership, which shall not exceed fifty-five years, and that medical examinations are required of applicants for life benefits; the names and official titles of the officers, trustees and directors, representatives or other persons, by whatsoever name or title designated, having and exercising the general control and management of its affairs and all its funds, who shall be elected after the first year by representatives chosen by the subordinate lodges, councils or bodies, or grand lodges, grand councils or bodies, as the laws of the society, order or association may provide, and who shall be members of such society, order or association. The president, secretary and treasurer or corresponding

What to contain.

Officers to reside in state.

officers of such association, shall be residents of the State of
Michigan and citizens of the United States.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 7, 1905. .

amended.

[No. 4.] AN ACT to amend section three of act number one hundred

fifty-seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninetyone, entitled “An act for the relief of the Supreme Court by authorizing the justices thereof to employ clerical help and appropriating money to pay for the same," being section two hundred thirty-five of the Compiled Laws of eight

hundred ninety-seven, as amended by act number two hundred seventy-one of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-nine.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Section three of act number one hundred fifty- Section seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-one, being section two hundred thirty-five of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, as amended by act number two hundred seventy-one of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-nine, hereby is amended so as to read as follows: (235) Sec. 3. There shall be, and the same is hereby ap- Amount

appropriated. propriated out of the moneys in the treasury to the credit of the general fund, and not otherwise appropriated, for the year nineteen hundred five, and each year thereafter, the sum of eight thousand dollars for the purpose of paying for the clerical help provided for in section one of this act: Provided, Proviso. That any money hereby appropriated for any year and not used shall, at the end of such year, be transferred by the treasurer to the credit of the general fund.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 8. 1905.

[No. 5.) AN ACT to amend section one of an act, entitled “An act

to provide for the incorporation of mutual insurance companies to insure against cyclones, wind storms, and tornadoes, and defining their powers and duties," the same being section seven thousand three hundred fifty-three of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Section one of an act, entitled “An act to pro- Section vide for the incorporation of mutual insurance companies to

amended.

Who may form corporation.

Property insured.

insure against cyclones, wind storms and tornadoes, and defining their powers and duties," of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-five, is hereby amended to read as follows:

SECTION 1. Any number of persons, not less than twenty, may associate together and form an incorporated company for the purpose of mutual insurance of the property of its members against loss by cyclones, wind storms and tornadoes; which property to be insured may embrace school-houses, lit. erary and grange halls, churches, agriculture societies' buildings, dwelling houses, barns, accompanying out-buildings and their contents, stores, hotels, blacksmith shops, flour mills, feed mills, elevator buildings, factory buildings, and all other buildings and their contents, farm implements, hay, grain, wool, and other farm products, live stock, wagons, carriages, harnesses, household goods, wearing apparel, provisions, musical instruments and libraries, goods, wares, and merchandise, and any other property being upon farms as farm property, or dwellings, and such other buildings as are specified in this section, that constitute risks in villages and cities, and their contents, as the charter and by-laws of said companies may provide, and belonging to members of said companies.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 13, 1905.

[No. 6.]

AN ACT to amend act number thirteen of the public acts

of eighteen hundred ninety-nine, entitled "An act to provide a probate register for Berrien county, and to fix his compensation."

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Act amended.

Judge of probate to appoint.

Power of register.

SECTION 1. Act number thirteen of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-nine, entitled “An act to provide a probate register for Berrien county and to fix his compensation," is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 1. The judge of probate of Berrien county shall have power to appoint a probate register for said county, who shall receive an annual salary of nine hundred dollars, to be paid monthly, out of any money in the county treasury of said county, not otherwise appropriated. Said register shall have power to receive all petitions and fix the time for all hearings and do all other acts required of the judge of probate, except judicial acts. The said register shall hold office during the term for which the judge of probate appointing him shall have been elected, unless sooner removed by said judge of probate.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 17, 1905.

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