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[ No. 56. ] AN ACT to authorize the incorporation of Veterinary Med
ical Associations. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Incorporation That corporations may be organized under the provisions of pr this act for the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to veterinary medicine and surgery, and for the elevation of the standard of professional education, and the association of members of the veterinary profession for mutual recognition, advancement, and fellowship.
SEC. 2. That any nine persons who shall be actual practi- Number of tioners of veterinary medicine and surgery, who shall be etc. residents of the State of Michigan, who shall have received the degree of doctor of veterinary medicine and surgery from any medical school or college, who may desire to become incorporated for the purposes set forth in section one of this act, may execute under their hands and acknowledged before some person within this State authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds, one or more duplicate articles of agreement, as hereinafter specified, one copy Articles to be whereof shall be filed and recorded in the office of the Sec- fled, etc. retary of State, and a record shall be made of such articles, or a certified copy thereof from the said Secretary of State, in the office of the county clerk for the county in which the office of said association for the transaction of business may be located. And, upon the execution and acknowledgment of such articles, the signers thereof, and those who may. thereafter become associated with them, shall become a body politic and corporate for the purposes set forth in such articles.
SEC. 3. The articles of such association shall contain:
First, The names of the persons associating in the first instance, and their places of residence;
Second, The name of such corporation, and the place where its office for the transaction of business is located, and the period for which it is incorporated, not exceeding thirty years;
Third, The object for which it is organized;
Fourth, The number of directors and regular officers, and the time and place for holding its annual (meeting] meetings: Provided, however, That such association) associations may, in its articles of association or by-laws, provide for, and appoint other meetings thereof than the annual meeting, to be held when and where the association may from time to time designate and appoint;
Fifth, The terms and conditions of membership therein: Provided, That any such association may, if it so specifies in its articles of association, admit as members thereof, subsequent to its becoming incorporated, any person who has sustained a reputable practice in the State of Michigan or elsewhere as a veterinarian for two years, with at least one
Contents of articles, etc.
year's previous study in the office of a reputable veterinarian, or one collegiate year in a reputable veterinary college, and who satisfies the association thereof in such way as it may prescribe: Provided further, That the terms and conditions of admission to membership in such association, after the incorporation thereof, shall at all times conform to and be governed by the law of this State, if any there may be, regulating the practice of veterinary medicine and
surgery. Management of SEC. 4. The affairs of said corporation shall be managed
by the executive committee and officers of the society to be chosen for such period and in such manner as the by-laws of such association may provide, and who shall hold their offices until their successors are elected and qualified. The officers shall be chosen in conformity with the by-laws of such corporation adopted and changed by the members as
the by-laws may prescribe, not inconsistent with said articles To be residents. of association. All officers and members, except honorary
members of such corporation, shall be residents of the State
of Michigan. Powers of cor- SEC. 5. The corporation may sue or be sued in its cor
porate name, take by gift, purchase or devise, property exclusive of that actually used and necessary for the transaction of its legitimate business, to an amount not exceeding
ten thousand dollars. Secretary to
SEC. 6. It shall be the duty of the secretary of associate tions organized under this act to compile a printed report
of the transactions of said association, including copies of
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
compile and print report, etc
To deposit copies, etc.
[ No. 57. ]
AN ACT making an appropriation for the Michigan School
for the Blind for the years eighteen hundred and ninetyone and eighteen hundred and ninety-two.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there be and hereby is appropriated from the general fund, the sum of twenty-three thousand dollars to meet the current expenses of the Michigan School for the Blind for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and the further sum of twenty-three thousand dollars to meet the current
rated in tax of
expenses of the Michigan School for the Blind for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two.
SEC. 2. The Auditor General shall add to and incorporate To be incorpoin the State tax for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-1891-2. one the sum of twenty-three thousand dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two the sum of twentythree thousand dollars, which sums when collected shall be placed to the credit of the general fund to reimburse it for the sums appropriated by this act.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to amend section eight of act number one hundred
and seventy-four of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of a State Reporter," as amended by act number one hundred and thirty-seven of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, being section seven thousand two hundred and two of Howell's Annotated Statutes.
SECTION. 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Section That section eight of act number one hundred and seventy- amended. focr of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventyone, entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of a State Reporter," as amended by act number one hundred and thirty-seven of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, being section seven thousand two hundred and two of Howell's Annotated Statutes, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
SEC. 8. The State reporter shall receive an annual Salary of State salary of fifteen hundred dollars and his actual and neces- reporter. sary expenses for clerk hire, to be fixed by the Supreme Court from time to time as the needs of his office demand; and also his actual and necessary expenses incurred by him in attending the sessions of the Supreme Court, which salary, How paid. clerk hire and expenses shall be paid monthly, upon a warrant of the Auditor General upon the State Treasurer, approved by the chief justice of the Supreme Court, and shall be paid out of the general fund. Whenever any State reporter shall successor be removed from office or shall resign, his successor in office papers, etc. shall have the right of possession of all papers in the hands of such reporter, by virtue of his office, at the date of such removal, or at the time such resignation shall take effect.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
[ No. 59. ]
AN ACT to amend sections one, two and three of act num
ber one hundred and twenty-two of the public acts of the year
one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, entitled "An act for the incorporation of associations for yachting, hunting, fishing, boating, rowing and other lawful sporting purposes," approved May fourteenth, eighteen hundred seventy-seven, the same being sections four thousand eight hundred and seventeen, four thousand eight hundred and eighteen and four thousand eight hundred and nineteen of Howell's Annotated Statutes of the State of Michigan. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections one, two and three of act number one hundred and twenty-two of the public acts of the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, entitled "An act for the incorporation of associations for yachting, hunting, fishing, boating, rowing and other lawful sporting purposes," approved May fourteenth, eighteen hundred seventy-seven, the same being sections four thousand eight hundred and seventeen, four thousand eight hundred and eighteen and four thousand eight hundred and rineteen of Howell's Annotated Statutes of the State of Michigan, be and the same
hereby amended so as to read as follows: Who may be SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Incorporated.
That any ten or more persons of full age, at least six of whom shall be residents and citizens of this State, who shall desire to associate themselves together as a body corporate and politic for yachting, hunting, fishing, boating, rowing, general athletic or other lawful sporting purposes, may make,
sign and acknowledge before any officer authorized to take Articles of acknowledgments of deeds in this State, articles of associa
tion in writing which shall set forth and state:
First, The name or title by which the association so formed shall be known in law;
Second, The particular objects or purposes for which such association is formed, which shall not be inconsistent with the purposes hereinbefore specified;
Third, The location of the principal office or place of business of such association and the period for which the same is incorporated, which shall not exceed thirty years;
Fourth, The number of directors to manage the affairs of such association, which shall not be less than five nor more
than fifteen. Where filed, eto. Which said articles of association, duly signed and acknowl
edged, shall be filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State of this State and in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the principal office and place of business of such association shall be situated, in a book to be kept for that purpose; and thereupon the persons so signing and acknowledging the said articles of association,
hold real and
together with their associates and successors, shall be and
SEC. 2. Such association, by its corporate name, shall be Authorized to capable of receiving, taking, acquiring and holding real and personal estate, personal estate, whether by gift, grant, devise, bequest, pur- etc. chase, lease or bargain or sale, for the purposes of its incorporation only, and for no other purpose or purposes whatsoever, and the same may at pleasure bargain, grant, sell, mortgage, or lease for the use of the association only: Provided, Proviso limiting That the total amount of real estate held or possessed by any such association, directly or indirectly, shall not exceed in amount at any one time twelve and one-half acres of land; and such association shall have full power and authority to May make
by-laws, etc. make and adopt all necessary rules, regulations, constitutions and by-laws for the government of its members and the management and control of its business and affairs, not inconsistent with or contrary to the constitution and laws of this State or of the United States, and to change, amend, alter or repeal the same at pleasure, and to elect and appoint officers and agents for the management of its affairs and to allow them suitable compensation. Such association shall Capital stock, have full power and authority to regulate and determine by ole its articles of association, rules, regulations, constitution or by-laws the amount of the capital stock thereof, which in no case shall exceed the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, the number of shares into which the same shall be divided and the par value of such shares, in case such association be formed and organized as a joint stock association; and shall have full power and authority to make and adopt such rules and regulations concerning and governing the admission of members, the [descent] decent, inheritance, purchase or transfer of its capital stock, or the expulsion or suspension of its members for infraction or violation of any of its rules, regulations, constitutions or by-laws that it may deem necessary and proper.
Sec. 3. The first meeting of such association, for the First meeting. election of directors and the adoption of a constitution, bylaws, rules or regulations for the government of the association, and the management and control of its business and affairs, shall be called in the manner following, that is to say: Ten or more [of the] persons signing such articles of Call for. association may sign and file in the office of the said county clerk and of the Secretary of State a written call for or notice of such first meeting, which call or notice shall