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port of said company shall not exceed the sum of thirteen thousand ($13,000.00) dollars for any one year.
Sec. 15. The captain of said company shall provide and issue to each member of said company, a badge, uniform in size and shape, with the words "New Mexico Mounted Police," inscribed thereon in plain, legible letters, which said badge shall belong to, and be returned to this territory, and be returned to it by the possessor thereof, when any member of such company shall cease to be a member thereof; a sum not exceeding twelve hundred ($1200.00) dollars per annum, is hereby appropriated for the contingent expense of such company, which shall be paid in the same manner as heretofore provided in this act, and out of which shall be bought and paid for the arms hereinbefore provided, and such other inci. dental expenses as shall be necessary for the carrying out of the provisions provided for in this act. All such incidental expenses or contingent expenses shall be accounted for by itemized voucher duly certified to by the captain of such mounted police and approved by the territorial auditor, but no expense of any kind shall be incurred or allowed in any one year in excess of the sum of twelve hundred ($1200.00 dollars.
Sec. 16. This act shall take effect and be in full force from and
after its passage.
AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE COUNTY OF SANDOVAL CREATED
BY AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO CREATE THE COUNTY
Sec. 1. County of Sandoval, created March 10, 1903, abolished.
records relate to rights within new county. Sec. 5. Precincts and school districts to remain unchanged. Sec. 6. Rights conferred by Chapter 27, Laws of 1903, relating to the issue of bonds to
provide for indebtedness due Bernalillo county repealed. Sections 12 and 13, Chapter 27, Laws of 1903, relating to the issuing of bonds to provide for indebtedness due Bernalillo county repealed.
Sec. 7. Amount of indebtedness to be assessed and paid by County of Sandoval to
County of Bernalillo. Sec. 8. Board of county commissioners to levy special tax annually until bonds can
be issued. Amount raised by levy to be paid to Bernalillo county. Money received to be used by Bernalillo for payment of interest on original
bonded indebtedness Sec. 9. Board of county commissioners to make levy for collection of interest on in
debtedness. Levies made under provisions of Chapter 27, of Laws of 1903,
to be used for payment of indebtedness. Sec. 10. Mandamus proceediags to enforce levy and collection. Sec. 11. Legislative representation. Sec. 12 County of Sandoval attached to second judicial district. Term of court.
District attorney. Salary. Transfer of causes from old to new county.
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New
Mexico: Section 1. The County of Sandoval created by an act to create the County of Sandoval, approved March 10, 1903, be and the same is hereby abolished.
Sec. 2. That there be and is hereby created a county to be known as and called the County of Sandoval out of that portion of the Territory of New Mexico, included witlfin the following boundaries, to-wit:
Beginning at a point three miles north of the southwest corner of township twenty-three north of range seven west of the New Mexico principal meridian according to the public land surveys of the United States, and running thence east along the line three miles north of the line between townships twenty-two and twentythree north to the said principal meridian, which line shall form a part of the southern boundary of Rio Arriba county; thence south along said principal meridian to the fifth standard parallel north; thence east along said fifth standard parallel north to the range line between ranges six and seven east at the northwest corner of township twenty north in range seven east; thence south along said range line between ranges six and seven east; the same being the western boundary of Santa Fe county to the southeast corner of township twelve north in range six east of said principal meridian; thence west along the township line between townships eleven and twelve north, said line being the northern boundary of Bernalillo county to the boundary line of Valencia county at the northwestern corner of Bernalillo county; thence in a northwesterly direction along the boundary line of Valencia county to the third standard parallel north; thence west along said third standard parallel north, to the southeastern corner of McKinley county; thence north and along the eastern boundary line of McKinley county to the fifth standard parallel north at the southwest corner of township twenty
one north in range four west; thence west along said fifth standard parallel north to the southeast corner of San Juan county at the southwest corner of township twenty-one north in range west, and thence north along the range line between ranges seven and eight west, said line being the eastern boundary of San Juan county, to the place of beginning.
Sec. 3. The county seat of the said County of Sandoval is hereby established at the town of Bernalillo in said county.
Sec. 4. The books, funds, records, accounts, vouchers, and files of all kinds of the said old County of Sandoval hereby abolished, so far as they relate to or affect persons, rights and property within the limits of the said new County of Sandoval hereby created, are declared to be the records and property of said new County of Sandoval, and the county officers now regularly in office in said old county of Sandoval shall be and continue as the officers of said new County of Sandoval, until their successors are duly elected or appointed and qualified.
Sec. 5. The precincts and school districts now existing in the territory included within the limits of said new County of Sandoval as herein before set forth, shall as far as practicable consistently with the provisions of this act, remain the same as now constituted until changed as provided by law, and the respective precinct and district officers shall continue in office until their successors are duly elected or appointed and qualified according to law.
Sec. 6. All rights and privileges conferred upon the said old County of Sandoval by the provisions of Chapter 27 of the Session Laws of 1903, are hereby transferred and given to the said new County of Sandoval, which is to that extent to be considered as the successor of said old County of Sandoval, and sections 12 and 13 of said Chapter 27 are hereby repealed.
Sec. 7. Whereas it appears that according to the terms of the Act hereby amended and from the assessed valuation of property and the indebtedness of the original County of Bernalillo and the value of permanent improvements which would remain to the County of Bernalillo after the creation of the said County of Sandoval, that the sum of sixty-six thousand ($66,000) dollars is a fair, just and equitable amount of the indebtedness of the said original County of Bernalillo to be assumed by the said County of Sandoval under and by the virtue of the provisions of Section 11 of the Act of the 35th legislative assembly, approved March 10th, 1903, entitled “An Act to create the County of Sandoval," being Chapter 27; Be it Enacted,
That the proportion and amount of indebtedness due and owing by the County of Bernalillo, as it existed before the passage of said Act of the 35th legislative assembly, entitled "An Act to create the County of Sandoval," approved March 10, 1903, to be assumed and paid by the said County of Sandoval is hereby fixed at the sum of sixty-six thousand ($66,000) dollars, and said amount of indebtedness is hereby declared to be due and owing from the said County of Sandoval to the County of Bernalillo.
Sec. 8. And whereas it is alleged that the County of Sandoval cannot issue any valid bonds at this time under the terms of Sections 12 and 13 of the said original Act creating the said County of Sandoval and under the terms of this Act creating the County of Sandoval as the successor of said county created under the provisions of said Chapter twenty-seven of the Session Laws of 1903, for the reason that such bonds would be in excess of the amount of indebtedness authorized to be contracted by the said County of Sandoval under the terms and provisions of the act of congress approved July 30, 1886, and being entitled "An Act to prohibit the passage of local or special laws in the territories of the United States, and to limit territorial indebtedness and for other purposes," (24 statutes at large, page 170); Be it Further Enacted,
That until valid bonds can be and are issued and disposed of for the purpose of paying said indebtedness as fixed in the preceding section of this act at the sum of sixty-six thousand ($66,000) dollars, the board of county commissioners of the said County of Sandoval be and they hereby are required to levy a special tax for the current year, and for each year thereafter until said bonds can be and are issued and disposed of and said indebtedness paid, sufficient to raise the sum of three thousand three hundred ($3,300) dollars each year, being five per cent. upon the said sum of sixty-six thousand ($66,000) dollars, and being the rate of interest which said bonds would bear if they could be validly issued, and to pay the said sum of three thousand three hundred ($3,300) dollars to the said County of Bernalillo annually, one-half thereof on the first days of July and January of each year hereafter, the first payment commencing with the first day of July, A. D., 1905, which said sum of three thousand three hundred ($3,300) dollars shall be used by the said County of Bernalillo for the payment of the interest upon the original bonded indebtedness of the said county as it existed before the passage of said act creating the County of Sandoval, and of which the county created by this act is the successor, and which said bonds are still outstanding, and which said sum of sixty-six thousand ($66,000) dollars represents an equitable and just proportion of the said indebtedness of the said original County of Bernalillo which was required to have been taken up and assumed by the said County of Sandoval under the terms of the said original act creating the said county, and which said sum is hereby created and declared to be a liability of the County of Sandoval created by this act.
Sec. 9. A sufficient levy shall be made by the county commissioners of the said County of Sandoval to collect the said sum of three thousand three hunded ($3,300) dollars and said levy shall be kept separate and distinct from any other levy made by the said county commissioners of said county, and which said sum when so levied and collected shall be paid over to the said County of Bernalillo, and shall be used by the said County of Bernalillo for the sole purpose of paying interest upon its outstanding bonded indebtedness, until the said County of Sandoval can legally issue bonds and pay the said County of Bernalillo the said sum of sixty-six thousand ($66,000) dollars: Provided, Further, That any levies heretofore made by the County of Sandoval created by said Chapter 27 of the Session Laws of 1903, for the purpose of raising funds with which to defray and pay interest on said indebtedness, shall be paid into the fund created by this act to pay interest upon said indebtedness to the County of Bernalillo, and shall be used for like purposes.
Sec. 10. Be it further enacted, that the provisions of this act with reference to the levying of said taxes and the collection and payment of the money realized therefrom to the said County of Bernalillo or the payment and transfer into said fund of any taxes heretofore paid or to be collected from levies made prior to the passage of this act, if the said county commissioners of Sandoval county fail or refuse to levy and collect the same, or transfer such taxes already collected or to be collected from levies heretofore made to such fund, and pay over the said money to the said County of Bernalillo, the same may be enforced by mandamus or other proper proceeding in the district court of the second judicial district of the Territory of New Mexico, for the County of Sandoval, said proceedings being subject to appeal as in other cases.
Sec. 11. For legislative purposes the said new County of Sandoval shall elect one representative, and the counties of Bernalillo, McKinley and Sandoval shall elect one member of the council jointly.
Sec. 12. The said new County of Sandoval is hereby attached