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[No. 20.]

AN ACT to amend sections three, four, five and six of act

number two hundred forty-one of the public acts of nineteen hundred three, entitled “An act for the establishment of county normal training classes and for the maintenance and control of the same.”

The People of the State of Michigan cnact:

Sections amended.

Normal board, duties of

Certificates of graduation.

SECTION 1. Sections three, four, five and six of act number two hundred forty-one of the public acts of nineteen hundred three, entitled “An act for the establishment of county normal training classes and for the maintenance and control of the same," are hereby amended so as to read as fol. lows:

SEC. 3. The duties of the county normal board shall be as follows:

First, To determine the qualifications for admission to the county normal training class;

Second, To establish a one year course of study to be pur sued, a year to consist of not less than thirty-two weeks of five days each;

Third, To grant certificates of graduation to such persons as finish the course adopted above, in such form as the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall prescribe.

SEC. 4. The certificates of graduation shall qualify the holder to teach in the public schools as follows:

First, The certificate of graduation shall qualify the holder to teach for three years from date of issue in any school employing not more than two teachers, in the county in which the county normal training class is situated : Provided, That any certificate shall become valid as above specified in any other county when indorsed by the authority that grants certificates in such county;

Second, A certificate of graduation may be renewed or revoked by a majority vote of the county normal board.

Sec. 5. For the purpose of maintaining such normal training classes as are herein prescribed, it is further provided :

First, That the district receiving permission to establish a county normal training class shall provide teachers, and rooms with heating and equipment satisfactory to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and said board shall include in the expense budget of the district such sum as may be necessary for these purposes;

Second, That the Auditor General annually, on or before the thirtieth day of June, upon the certificate of the Superintendent of Public Instruction that the equipment and instruction of any county normal training class has been satisfactory, shall draw his warrant on the State Treasurer in favor of the treasurer of the district board or the board of

Proviso.

Maintenance of training classes.

District to provide teachers, rooms, etc.

When state to reimburse district.

education of the district maintaining such normal training
class to the amount of five hundred dollars for each teacher Amount.
employed in the training school, to be paid out of the general
fund: Provided, That in no case shall the total of such ap- Proviso.
propriation exceed one thousand dollars in any county during
any school year;

Third, In any district establishing a county normal train- Board of educaing class, the board of education shall, previous to the first tion, make day of October in each year, estimate the cost of instruction expenses. for the current year in the county normal training class, and, deducting therefrom the amount appropriated by the foregoing provisions of this act, report the balance to the county Report to clerk on or before the first day of October;

county clerk. Fourth, At its October session, the board of supervisors Supervisors to shall appropriate out of the general fund of the county one tion.

make appropriahalf of the balance due for instruction, as shown by the aforesaid report to the county clerk, which amount shall be assessed and collected at the same time and in the same manner as the other county taxes: Provided, That in no case shall Proviso. such appropriation made in any county exceed one-half the amount appropriated by the State according to the provisions of this act. The money so raised shall constitute the county normal fund.

SEC. 6. On or before the thirtieth day of June of each Commissioner year, it shall be the duty of the county commissioner of dutshot. schools to certify to the county clerk the balance between the total cost of instruction for the current year and the amount appropriated by the Auditor General. Upon re- When clerk to ceipt of such certificate, the county clerk shall draw an order for one-half of the said balance upon the county treasurer in favor of the treasurer of the board of education of the district establishing the normal training class : Provided, Proviso. That such order shall not exceed the amount appropriated by the board of supervisors according to the provisions of this act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 16, 1905.

draw order.

[No. 21.]

AN ACT to amend section fourteen of act number two hun

dred thirty-seven of the public acts of nineteen hundred three, approved June eighteen, nineteen hundred three, entitled “An act to amend section fourteen of chapter nine of act number two hundred fifty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, approved June two, eighteen hundred ninety-seven, entitled 'An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of drains and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor, and to repeal all other laws relative thereto.'

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section

SECTION 1. Section fourteen of chapter nine of act numamended.

ber two hundred fifty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, approved June two, eighteen hundred ninety-seven, entitled "An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of drains, and the assessment and col. lection of taxes therefor, and to repeal all other laws relative thereto," said section fourteen having been added to said chapter nine by act number ninety-one of the public acts of nineteen hundred one, and amended by act number two hundred thirty-seven of the public acts of nineteen hundred three, approved June eighteen, nineteen hundred three), is hereby

amended to read as follows: Supervisors of Sec. 14. The boards of supervisors of Clare, Saginaw, St. certain counties may determine Joseph, Cass, Isabella, Gratiot, Shiawassee, Ottawa, Barry, conditions for construction of. Montcalm, Van Buren, Alpena, Berrien, and Cheboygan coun.

fies, at any session thereof, may from time to time, by resolution, fix and determine such further conditions than those herein set forth, to be complied with, before all or any contract shall be made or entered into for the construction, improvement or clearing out of any drain as hereinbefore provided, as to such boards shall seem necessary and proper

to protect all persons and townships that may be affected Commissioner, by the proceedings; and no contract or expenditure shall be must comply with made or entered into by the drain commissioner or his dep

uty, without first complying with such conditions. Such May fix number boards may, in like manner, fix and determine the number and

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kind of employes the drain commissioner may employ and May require fix their compensation; and they may require that said annual detailed

commissioner, in each year, shall report to the boards, at report of commissioner. their October session, a full and detailed statement and ac

count, under oath, of the time actually spent by him during the year, in the discharge of his duty, and for what purpose; the names of all employes and the time actually spent by each, and for what purpose their labor was performed, and the amount paid or agreed to be paid each; and also all other expenditures and the names of all persons to whom moneys

disallow items.

commissioner.

have been paid, and the amount paid each, and the purpose for which said expenditure was made. The boards may allow May allow or or disallow, in whole or in part, any item charged in such report and account, and only so much thereof shall be paid as shall be thus allowed; and no more than one-half of When account the several items in such report and account shall be paid, full.

may be paid in or orders drawn therefor, under the provision of section six, chapter nine of this act, until such account has been thus allowed by the boards of supervisors, as in this section provided. Such boards of supervisors of Clare, Saginaw, St. When may Joseph, Cass, Isabella, Gratiot, Shiawassee, Ottawa, Barry, appoint new Montcalm, Van Buren, Alpena, Berrien and Cheboygan counties may by a two-thirds vote of all the members elect, remove any such drain commissioner or his deputy, or both, of Clare, Saginaw, St. Josephi, Cass, Isabella, Gratiot, Shiawassee, Ottawa, Barry, Montcalm, Van Buren, Alpena, Berrien and Cheboygan counties, and appoint another in his or their place and stead, except in such counties where the drain commissioner is elected by the vote of the people: Provided, Proviso, as to That drain proceedings now pending in Clare, Isabella and drains in certain Van Buren counties in which contracts for constructions of drains have not already been let, shall stand suspended and nothing further shall be done regarding the same until the board of supervisors of the said last mentioned counties shall have taken action under the provisions of this section in the first instance.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 16, 1905.

[No. 22.]

AN ACT to provide for the better care of cemeteries and of

the graves therein.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. That the twenty-fifth day of May and the thir. "Memory days," tieth day of September in each year be and hereby are set days set apart as. apart and designated as “Memory Days;" said days to be Purpose of. used for the purpose of improving and beautifying the vari. ous cemeteries throughout the State and of the graves therein; that all may thus show forth on these days by these appropriate acts a loving and tender remembrance for the dead: Provided, however, That if either of the days herein desig- Proviso. nated shall fall on Sunday, the next Monday following shall be deemed "Memory Day" for all or any of the purposes of this act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 20, 1905.

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[No. 23.)

AN ACT to secure greater publicity concerning proposed

amendments to the constitution.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

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Constitutional SECTION 1. That whenever proposed constitutional secretary of state amendment or other question is to be submitted to the electo give notice of tors of the State for popular vote, the Secretary of State effect of proposed. shall duly prepare concise statements, setting forth the pur

port, nature and effect of the proposed amendment, or other How given.

question, and shall three times send copies of said statements to the several daily and weekly newspapers published in the State of Michigan, no less than sixty, thirty and fifteen days respectively, prior to the election, with a request that

said papers give as wide publicity as possible to said proCopies of state- posed amendment, or other questions. And he shall also ments to be sent furnish each county and city clerk in the State at least

ten copies of such statement for each voting precinct in their Statements to be respective counties or cities. Each county or city clerk in the posted at polling State shall furnish the board of election inspectors of each .

voting precinct in their respective counties or cities, such statements of not less than ten copies, to be posted by such board of election inspectors in a conspicuous place in the room of holding such election and such statements shall be furnished to the inspectors of election in the following languages, namely: Two copies each of Holland, German, Polish and four copies of English. Such statements shall be furnished the election inspectors at least five days before

the election. No charge for Sec. 2. Publication of any matter by any paper under the publication.

provisions of this act, shall be without expense or cost to
the State of Michigan.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 20, 1905.

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