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Sec. 2. Any person who is the owner or possessor of the games mentioned in Section 1, or any person engaged in operating any such games, or who is in actual possession and control as lessee or otherwise of the premises upon which games are run or operated, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred ($100.00) dollars or more than five hundred ($500.00) dollars, and shall be imprisoned in the county jail for not less than six months.
Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of all district attorneys to report any and all violations of this law to the grand jury and it shall be the duty of the grand jury to investigate for them. selves and cause indictments to be brought against any violator of any of the foregoing offenses mentioned in Section 1 of this act, whether in operation at the time of investigation or at any other time after the passage of this act and within three years from the date of the commission of the offense.
Sec. 4. The fines assessed and collected under the provisions of this act shall go to the benefit of the school fund of the school district, town or city, in which such offense is committed, except in towns or cities of over one thousand inhabitants in which case one half of all fines shall go to the town or 'city.
Sec. 5. "All laws and parts of laws authorizing the licensing of gambling in the Territory of New Mexico and all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith are repealed.
Sec. 6. This act shall take effect and be in full force from and after January 1, 1908.
AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF THE DIFFERENT COUNTIES OF THE
TERRITORY, WITH RELATION TO DELINQUENT TAXES. C.
Sec. 1. Penalties and interest on taxes remitted. when. Proviso
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New
Mexico: Section 1. That all accrued penalties and interest upon taxes now or heretofore in this year delinquent, shall be remitted upon all such taxes which have been or shall be paid on or before the first day of July, A. D. 1907. Provided, however, That in all cases where taxes are now the subject of litigation the time for such payment as aforesaid is extended only to the first day of July, 1907, and if not paid on or before such tirst day of July no abatement of interest or penalties shall thereafter be made.
Sec. 2. That all delinquent taxes for the years 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904 and 1905, be distributed as follows: Two-thirds thereof to be paid into the General County Fund, and one-third thereof to be paid into the General School Fund of the respective counties in which they are collected. Provided, however, That the two-thirds of such taxes as above mentioned, to be paid to the General County Fund for the purpose of paying the debts of such county for the years 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904 and 1905, shall be applied pro rata upon the debts of said county, and if any surplus should remain the said surplus shall go to the current expense fund for the said county.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage, and all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
AN ACT AMENDING AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND
SECTION 255 OF THE COMPILED LAWS OF 1897, RELATIVE TO TERRITORIAL DEPOSITORIES, APPROVED FEBRUARY 21, 1907. C. B. No. 108; Approved March 21, 1907.
Sec, 1. Section 1 of an act entitled "An Act to amend Section 255, Compiled Laws
1897," amended by proviso. Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New
Mexico: Section 1. That Section 1 of an act entitled “An Act to amend Section 255 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, relative to territorial depositories," of the 37th Legislative Assembly, approved February 21, 1907, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the period at the end of said section and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon and adding thereto
a the following words and figures, viz: Frovided, That said last mentioned provision shall not apply to trust companies organized under the provisions of Chapter 52 of the Laws of 1903 entitled "An Act relating to Trust Companies."
Sec. 2. That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT TO CONSTRUCT AN ADDITION TO
THE PRESENT CAPITOL BUILDING, AND FOR THE CONS-
Sec. 1. Providing for addition to present Capitol Building. Capitol Improvement
Board. How appointed. Terms. Compensation, etc. President and .
supplies to be obtained, how. Sec, 5. Board may purchase lands. Cost. Lands may be condemned. Lands to be
improved. Sec. 5. Convict labor to be used. Superintendent of Penitentiary to furnish on re
quisition. Cost of Guards to be paid by Board. Sec. 6. Bond issue authorized. Amount, when payable. Sec. 7. Tax levy to be made. When. Amount to be paid annually. Sec. 8. Vouchers to be paid, how. Sec. 9. Limiting amount to be used in above construction. Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of
New Mexico: Section 1. That it is the judgment of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico, that it has become necessary to the business interests of said Territory to en. large the present Capitol Building of said Territory, and to construct a residence for the Governor of said Territory to be known as the Executive Mansion, and to purchase and im. prove that certain land described as follows, to wit: Bounded on the south by the street running east and west along the north side of the present grounds of the Capitol Building; on the east by the lands of the Territory as part of the Capitol Building grounds; on the north by the middle of the Santa Fe river, and on the west by Galisteo street in the city and county of Santa Fe, New Mexico. And in order to carry out
the purposes of this act, the governor is hereby authorized to nominate and, by and with the advice and consent of the council, appoint three reputable citizens of said Territory, not more than two of whom shall belong to any one political party, and neither of whom shall receive any compensation, directly or indirectly, for any services they may perform, as such members of such board, except their actual fare on railroads and hotel bills while attending to their official business, which moneys so actually paid out by them may be refunded to them on vouchers presented and filed, and signed by the railroad officials and hotel proprietors showing such expenditures; said board shall be known as the "Capital Improvement Board”; and no member of said board shall hold at the time of his appointment or at any time while he is a member thereof, any office under the Government of the United States, the Territory of New Mexico, or any county thereof for which he may draw any pay, either directly or indirectly; and no member of said board shall be or become while a member, either directly or indirectly, interested in any contract for the employment of men, the furnishing of any material or supplies of any kind whatsoever; each member of said board shall, after his appointment, as aforesaid, take and subscribe the same oath now required of other ter. ritorial officials; in the event that any member of said board shall become interested in any contract, or in any manner violate any of the provisions of this act, on a proper showing it shall be the duty of the governor to summarily remove such member or members; and in case of a vacancy on said board for any cause the governor shall appoint some person or persons with the same qualifications as herein specified, to fill such vacancies in the manner now provided by law for filling vacancies in territorial offices. Within thirty daysafter the passage of this act the said board shall meet at Santa Fe, New Mexico, and organize by the election of one its members as president, and one member as secretary. It shall be the duty of the president to preside at all meetings of the board and to sign the minutes and proceedings of the board, and to sign all contracts, plans and specifications, and to do all other things which it is his duty under this act to do and perform. It shall be the duty of the secretary to keep in a proper book or books which shall be furnished by the board a true and correct record of all the proceedings of the board, which shall be open to inspection at all reasonable times by the public, and he shall, when the work, matters and things provided by this act are completed, deliver his records together with all contracts, plans, specifications, and other papers filed with him, to the Secretary of the Territory who shall file and preserve them among his records in his office. Any two members of said board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business, except for the adoption of plans and specifications, and for the letting of contracts for labor and supplies where the amount involved shall be in excess of tive hundred dollars ($500.00), in which events all the members of the board shall be present.
Any member of said board who shall absent himself for two consecutive meetings of which he shall have had notice, shall be deemed to have abandoned his office, and on the presentation of a certificate to that effect to the governor signed by the president and secretary of said board, the governor may appoint his successor at once.
Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of said board to employ a skilled and competent architect who shall give his personal attention to and be the superintendent of all the work for which he may be employed, whose duty it shall be to prepare all plans, specitications, ask for all bids for labor, both skilled and unskilled, supplies and materials, under the conditions prescribed by the board, to prepare and submit all contracts, bids, plans and specifications to the board, make all estimates and approve all vouchers and bills after the same have been submitted to and approved by the board, and to do and perform any and all things in the line of his duty as architect and superintendent. Said architect may be discharged and removed by a majority of the board after five days' notice to him, on specifications and charges prepared by the board and served on him in person by the secretary of the board, but he shall have the right to appear before the board at the time specified in the notice and show cause why he should not be removed and discharged. The architect and superintendent shall be officially known as the “architect,” and before he shall enter upon the discharge of his duties he shall give a bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Territory of New Mexico, conditioned for the faithful performance of all of his duties as such architect, which shall be approved as to form and sufficiency by the attorney general, and the bond shall be filed with the Secretary of the Territory.
Sec. 3. The said addition to the present Capitol Building shall be constructed on and adjoined to the eastern wall or side of the present Capitol Building, and shall be so constructed upon such plans and specifications as shall be prepared by the architect and approved by the said board, which said board and architect shall have full power and authority to adopt the plans and specifications; and in the matter of the plans and specifications for such addition to