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Fourth, To keep a record of all certificates granted, sus- Record of certifpended or revoked by the said board or commissioner, show- cates. ing to whom issued, together with the date, grade, duration of each certificate and, if suspended or revoked, with the date and reason thereof;

Fifth, To furnish, previous to the first Monday in Sep- List of teachers, tember in each year to the township clerk of each township in the county, a list of all persons legally authorized to teach in the county at large, and in such township, with the date and term of each certificate, and if any have been suspended or revoked, the date of such suspension or revocation:

Sixth, To visit each of the schools in the county at least To visit schools, once in each year and to examine carefully the discipline, the mode of instruction, and the progress and proficiency of pupils: Provided, That in case the county commissioner Proviso as to is unable to visit all the schools of the county as herein assistant visitors. required, the said commissioner may appoint such assistant visitors as may be necessary, who shall perform such duties pertaining to the visitation and supervision of schools as said commissioner shall direct: Provided, That the whole expense incurred by such assistant visitors shall not exceed the sum of ninety dollars in any one year;

Seventh, To counsel with the teachers and school boards as Counsel with to the courses of study to be pursued, and as to any improvement in the discipline and instruction in the schools;

Eighth, To promote by such means as he or she may Improvement of devise, the improvement of the schools in the county, and schools, etc. the elevation of the character and qualifications of the teachers and officers thereof, and act as assistant conductor of institutes appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction and perform such other duties pertaining thereto as the superintendent shall require; Ninth, To receive the duplicate annual reports of the To receive an

nual reports, etc. several boards of school inspectors, examine into the correctness of the same, requiring them to be amended when necessary, indorse his or her approval upon them, and immediately thereafter and before the first day of November in each year, transmit to the Superintendent of Public Instruction one copy of each of said reports and file the other in the office of the county clerk;

Tenth, To be subject to such instructions and rules as Subject to in. the Superintendent of Public Instruction may prescribe; to Supt. Public Inreceive all blanks and communications that may be sent to structlon, etc. him or her by the Superintendent of Public Instruction and to dispose of the same as directed by the said Superintendent, and to make annual reports at the close of the school year to the Superintendent of Public Instruction of his or her official labor, and of the schools of the county, together with such other information as may be required;

Eleventh, To perform such other duties as may be other duties. required of him or her by law, and at the close of the

Duty of chairmen, etc.

schools, etc.

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term of office to deliver all records, books and papers belonging to the office, to his or her successor.

SEC. 9. It shall be the duty of the chairman of the

board of school inspectors of each township: Supervision of First, To have general supervisory charge of the schools

of his township, subject to such advice and direction as the county commissioner may give;

Second, To make such reports of his official labors and of the condition of the schools as the Superintendent of

Public Instruction may direct or commissioner request. Compensation of Sec. 10. The compensation of each commissioner shall be

determined by the board of supervisors of each county
respectively, but the compensation shall not be fixed at à
sum less than five hundred dollars per annum
county where there are fifty schools under his or her super-
vision; at not less than one thousand dollars per annum
where there are one hundred schools under such super-
vision; and not less than twelve hundred dollars where
there are one hundred and twenty-five schools under his
supervision; and in no case shall such compensation exceed

the sum of fifteen hundred dollars per annum. Each memOf examiners. ber of the board of school examiners other than the county

commissioner shall receive four dollars for each day actually employed in the duties of his office. The compensation of any assistant visitor, when appointed as provided in this act, shall be determined by the county commissioner,

but in no case shall it exceed three dollars for each day To be paid employed. The compensation of the county commissioner, quarterly.

members of the board of school examiners and of any assistant visitor shall be paid quarterly from the county treasury, upon such commissioner or visitor filing with the county clerk a certified statement of his or her account, which shall give in separate items the nature and amount of the service for each day for which compensation is claimed: Provided, That in no case shall the county commissioner receive any order for compensation from the county clerk until he has filed a certified statement from the Superintendent of Public Instruction that all reports

required of the commissioner have been properly made and Further proviso. filed with said superintendent: Provided further, That no

commissioner shall receive an order for compensation until he shall have filed with the county clerk a detailed statement under oath showing what schools have been visited by him during the preceding quarter and what amount of time was employed in each school, naming the township and school district. The necessary contingent expenses of the commissioner for printing, postage, stationery, record books and rent of rooms for public examinations shall be audited and allowed by the board of supervisors of the county, but in no county shall the expenses so allowed exceed the sum of two hundred dollars per annum and no traveling fees shall be allowed to the commissioner or to any assistant visitor or school examiner.

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agent, etc.

exempted, etc.

SEC. 11. No county commissioner shall act as agent for Shall not act as the sale of any school furniture, text-books, maps, charts or other school apparatus, nor be interested financially in any summer normal, or teachers' training class in the county for which he was elected.

SEC. 12. Whenever by death, resignation, removal from of vacancies. office or otherwise a vacancy shall occur in the office of the county commissioner of schools, the county clerk shall issue a call to the chairman of the township board of school inspectors of each township in the county, who shall meet at the office of the county clerk on a date to be named in said [notices] notice not more than ten days from the date of the notice, and appoint a suitable person to fill the vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term of office.

SEC. 13. All schools which by special enactment may Certain schools have a district board authorized to inspect and grant certificates to the teachers employed in the same, shall be exempt from the provisions of this act, as to the examination and licensing of teachers. The officers of every school of city schools. district which is or shall hereafter be organized in whole or in part in any incorporated city in this State where no special enactments shall exist in regard to the licensing of teachers shall have power to examine and license, or may require the county commissioner to examine and license teachers for such district and such license shall be valid in said district for the term of three years. All city schools Exempt from having a superintendent employed by their respective boards Licensing og

teachers, etc. of education shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter as to the examination and licensing of teachers and as to the supervision of the schools in such city, but all To make reports. such schools shall, through their proper officers, make such reports as the Superintendent of Public Instruction may require.

SEC. 14. All acts or parts of acts conflicting with the Repealing provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 19, 1891.

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[ No. 148. ]

AN ACT to amend section ten of an act in relation to life

insurance companies transacting business within this State, being general act number seventy-seven of the laws of one thousand eight hundred sixty-nine, approved March thirty, as amended by subsequent acts, being section four thousand two hundred twenty-five of Howell's Annotated Statutes.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Section That section ten of act number seventy-seven of the public amended.

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acts of eighteen hundred sixty-nine, as amended by subse

quent acts, be amended so as to read as follows: Company re- Sec. 10. No company organized or existing under any quired to $100,000 with

do deposit authority whatsoever, other than the statutes of this State, State Treasurer. shall be at liberty to transact the business of life insur

ance within this State until such company, in addition to the requirements now made by law, shall have deposited with the State Treasurer one hundred thousand dollars of

the like securities required to be deposited by companies Nature and con. formed under this act, which shall be held as security for deposit.

any losses suffered by policy holders therein, upon the same terms and conditions, and with the same authority of sale

or collection to satisfy judgments, as are set forth in the Penalty for last preceding section; and any person who shall solicit and before deposit is obtain within this State applications for insurance upon

lives, or issue policies of insurance upon lives, or contracts, guarantees, or pledges for the payment of annuities, or endowments to families, or representatives of policy or certificate holders, in any company not organized under the statutes of this State, before such securities are deposited shall be liable to a penalty of one hundred dollars for every application obtained, policy issued, or contract, guaranty, or pledge made, to be sued for and recovered in the name of the people, by the Attorney General or pros

ecuting attorney of the proper county, either by action for Insured entitled debt or criminal prosecution; and any person who shall Jums paid in have paid to any agent of such company any premium

moneys before such securities are deposited, shall be entitled to recover the same back from such agent or, at his option, from the company, by action of assumpsit, to be

brought at any time within six years after such payment: Proviso. Provided, however, That when, by the statutes of any other Ing like deposits state, life insurance companies organized or doing business may be admitted therein are required to keep on deposit with the state

treasurer, or other state officer, securities for the protecshowing the

tion of policy holders generally, and any such company shall furnish to the commissioner of insurance of this State the certificate of the proper officer of such other state, showing the amount and character of the securities so deposited with him, and it shall appear therefrom that the said securities are equal in market value and avail

ability to one hundred thousand dollars, and that a por$50.000 being in tion equal in market value to fifty thousand dollars is of

stock, or bonds of the United States, or of this State, or of any city or county in this State authorized by act of Legislature to issue the same, or of state, county or city bonds or stocks of the state where such company or ciation is organized, or of bonds and mortgages improved real estate worth double the sum loaned thereon

and it shall further appear from the laws of such other policy holders

state that the securities so deposited are subject to be made available to satisfy judgments of policy holders in

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any manner corresponding to that provided for the care of securities deposited under this act, the commissioner of insurance shall thereupon be authorized to issue to such company an authority or license to transact the business of life insurance within this State, without any such deposit of securities with the State Treasurer of this State as is above provided.

Approved June 19, 1891.

[ No. 149. ]

AN ACT to repeal an act entitled “An act known as act

number one hundred and sixty-one, of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, to authorize the employment, fixing the compensation, and defining the duties of stenographers in the taking and transcribing of testimony in cases of examination of offenders before justices of the peace in the county of Saginaw, charged with felonies not triable before a justice of the peace."

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Act repealed. That an act known as act number one hundred and sixtyone, of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, to authorize the employment, fixing the compensation, and defining the duties of stenographers in the taking and transcribing of testimony in cases of examination of offenders before justices of the peace in the county of Saginaw, charged with felonies not triable before a justice of the peace, be and the same is hereby repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 23, 1891.

[ No. 150. ]

AN ACT making appropriations for the Reform School for

the years eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and eighteen hundred and ninety-two.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Appropriation. That the sum of fifty-six thousand dollars for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and the further sum of fifty-six thousand dollars for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, are hereby appropriated to defray the current expenses of the Reform School.

SEC. 2. The further sum of four thousand five hundred Further doilars for the following special purposes, is hereby appropriated: For fence and sidewalks, one thousand dollars;

appropriation,

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