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[ No. 16.]

AN ACT to amend sections one and two of act number two

hundred sixty-one of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, entitled “ An act to require railroad corporations within this State to cut and destroy the noxious weeds which grow on the land occupied by them,” being sections two thousand three hundred and seventy-six and two thousand three hundred and seventy-seven compiled laws of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, and sections three thousand four hundred and forty-three and three thousand four hundred and forty-four of Howell's Annotated Statutes of Michigan.

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SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Sections That sections one and two of act number two hundred and amended. sixty-one of the public acts of eighteen hundred and fiftynine, entitled "An act to require railroad corporations within this State to cut and destroy the noxious weeds which grow on the land occupied by them,” the same being sections two thousand three hundred and seventy-six, and two thousand three hundred and seventy-seven, compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one; and sections three thousand four hundred and forty-three, and three thousand four hundred and forty-four of Howell's Annotated Statutes of Michigan, be and the same are hereby amended so to read as follows: SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Shall destros

noxious weeds. That all railroad corporations doing business in this State shall, each year, between the fifteenth day of June and the first day of July, and again between the fifteenth day of August, and the first day of September, cause all noxious weeds growing upon lands occupied by them in any city, village, or organized township in this State to be cut down and destroyed.

SEC. 2. In case any railroad company shall refuse or neg- Company liable lect to comply with the requirements specified in the first neglect or section of this act, then it shall be lawful for any highway refusal. officer to cut said noxious weeds, between the first and fifth days of July, inclusive, and between the first and fifth days of September, inclusive, in each year, at the expense of the corporation on whose lands said noxious weeds shall be so cut, at the rate of three dollars per day for the time necessarily occupied in cutting, to be recovered in any court of competent jurisdiction in this State.

Approved March 27, 1891.

No. 17.)

Appraisal of improvements remitted.

AN ACT authorizing and directing the Commissioner of the

Land Office to remit the appraised improvements on a certain parcel of primary school land in the township of Crockery, county of Ottawa, State of Michigan.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the Commissioner of the Land Office of the State of Michigan be and is hereby directed to remit the sum of fifty dollars appraised as improvements upon the following described parcel of primary school land situate and being in the township of Crockery, county of Ottawa, and State of Michigan, and described as follows: The northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section sixteen, of town eight north, of range fifteen west.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 27, 1891.

[ No. 18. ]

AN ACT to amend an act 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 and seventy-one, and also act number ninety-four of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, approved April twelfth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one," approved April fifteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, by adding a new section thereto to stand as section twentythree.

Act amended.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That an act entitled “An act to provide

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 and seventy-one, and also act number ninety-four of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, approved April twelfth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one,” approved April fifteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three. the said act being chapter one hundred and thirty-two of Howell's Annotated Statutes, be and the same is hereby amended by adding a new section thereto, to stand as section twenty-three and to read as follows:

SEC. 23. Any mutual fire insurance company of this State insurance com having no capital stock and lawfully doing business at the extend their cor. time this section shall take effect, or organized under the

act of which this is amendatory, may at any time within two years next preceding the expiration of its charter, by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any annual meet

Mutual fire

porate existence.

organization.

ing, or at any special meeting called for the purpose,
determine to extend its corporate existence for a period not
exceeding thirty years from the date of the expiration of its
charter and thereupon the corporate existence of said mutual
fire insurance company shall be extended as so determined,
and such determination shall be deemed a reorganization of
such company, and it shall succeed to all the rights and be Deemed a re-
subject to all the liabilities of the corporation so reorgan-
ized, and it shall not be necessary to change the policies or
books or mode of the doing of the business of the said
company: Provided, That a statement of the proceedings to Proviso as to
reorganize such company by the making of such determina- reorganize.
tion, duly certified by the officers of the meeting so deter-
mining, 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 Com-
missioner of Insurance of this State before the expiration of
the term of the corporate existence of such mutual fire
insurance company: And provided further, That a written Further proviso.
or printed notice of such determination shall be mailed to
each member of said company at least sixty days before the
expiration of the charter, and that it shall be the right of
any member of the company who shall give notice to the
secretary before the time of the expiration of said charter,
to withdraw from said company at that time, he remaining
liable for his equitable share of the losses incurred to that
date or entitled to his equitable share of any surplus fund
which, after the payment of all debts and liabilities to that
date, may remain in the hands of the treasurer of the com-
pany, as the case may be.

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 28, 1891.

[ No. 19. ] AN ACT making an appropriation for the current expenses

of the Michigan Soldiers' Home and other expenses necessary to the maintenance and improvement thereof for the years one thousand eight hundred ninety-one and one thousand eight hundred ninety-two. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Appropriation. That there be and hereby is appropriated from the general fund the sum of one hundred seventy-five thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, for the current expenses of the Michigan Soldiers' Home and other expenses necessary to the maintenance and improvement thereof, for the years eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and eighteen hundred and ninety-two: Provided, That of the amount hereby appro- Proviso. priated it shall not be lawful for the board of managers to draw a sum exceeding ninety-one thousand dollars in the year

For what purposes to be expended.

Idem.

How drawn.

eighteen hundred ninety-one, and the sum of eighty-four thousand seven hundred fifty dollars in the year eighteen hundred ninety-two.

SEC. 2. The amount thus appropriated and allowed to be drawn for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one shall be expended as follows: For the improvement of grounds, four thousand dollars; for repairs of building and contingent expenses, three thousand two hundred fifty dollars; for furniture and furnishings, one thousand dollars; for purchase of library books, two hundred fifty dollars; for subsistence, salaries and other expenses necessary to the maintenance of said Home the sum of eighty-two thousand five hundred dollars.

SEC. 3. The amount thus appropriated and allowed to be drawn for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two shall be expended as follows: For repairs of building and contingent expenses, one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars; for furniture and [furnishings] furnishing one thousand dollars; for subsistence, salaries and other expenses necessary to [the] maintenance of said Home the sum of eighty-two thousand five hundred dollars.

SEC. 4. The amounts thus appropriated for the years eighteen hundred ninety-one and eighteen hundred and ninetytwo shall be drawn upon proper requisition when needed: Provided, That the total drawn in any one year, shall not exceed the amount allowed for that period.

Sec. 5. The (sums] sum hereafter received from the general government for all allowances for [periods) period after January first, eighteen hundred ninety-one, shall be covered into the State treasury and credited to the general fund.

SEC. 6. The Auditor General shall add to and incorporate in the State taxes for the year eighteen hundred ninety-one the sum of ninety-one thousand dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, the sum of eighty-four thousand seven hundred fifty dollars to be assessed, levied and collected as other State taxes are assessed, levied and collected, which sums when collected shall be passed to the credit of the general fund to reimburse the amounts appropriated under the provisions of this act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 2, 1891.

Proviso.

Sums received from general government.

Sums to be included in State taxes.

[ No. 20. ]

AN ACT to provide for the continuance of the recompila

tion and copying of the records in the office of the Adju-
tant General pertaining to the enlistment, muster, history,
and final disposition of the soldiers from this State during
the war of the rebellion, and to make an appropriation
therefor.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact,

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That the Adjutant General is hereby authorized and directed Military history to provide suitable books (and] to recompile and copy from recompilation papers now on file in his office, or from such other official of, etc. papers as he may obtain, the military history of each and every soldier who enlisted from and was credited to this State during the war of the rebellion. Such history shall show, as far as may be possible, the name, age, date of enlistment, military history and final disposition of each such soldier.

SEC. 2. The sum of eight thousand dollars is hereby Appropriation. appropriated, or so much thereof as may be necessary, out of any moneys in the State Treasury to the credit of the general fund not otherwise appropriated, for the purposes mentioned in this act. The Auditor General shall draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer upon the certificate of the Adjutant General not to exceed the sum above mentioned, as the same may be required to carry out the provisions of this act.

SEC. 3. The Auditor General shall add to and incorpo- Sum to be inrate in the State tax for the year one thousand eight hunded and ninety-one the sum of four thousand dollars, and a like sum for the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two, to be assessed, levied and collected as other State taxes are assessed, levied and collected, which sums when collected, shall be placed to the credit of the general fund to reimburse it for the sum appropriated by section two of this act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 2, 1891.

cluded in State tax.

[ No. 21. ]

AN ACT to amend section nineteen of chapter three of act

number one hundred and sixty-four of the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, being section five thousand and seventy-one of Howell's Annotated Statutes, and section three of chapter ten of act number one hundred and sixtyfour of the session laws of eighteen hundred and eightyone, being section five thousand one hundred and thirtyfour of Howell's Annotated Statutes, relative to revising and consolidating the laws in relation to public instruction and primary schools.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Sections That section nineteen of chapter three and section three of amended. chapter ten of act number one hundred sixty-four of the session laws of one thousand eight hundred eighty-one, being sections five thousand seventy-one and five thousand one hundred thirty-four of Howell's Annotated Statutes, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:

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