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AN ACT authorizing and directing the Board of State Auditors to have av suitable inscription placed upon the Sequoia redwood tree named “Michigan” in the Yosemite National Park.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. The Board of State Auditors is hereby author_ ized and directed to procure a suitable tablet of bronze or marble with the name of the State of Michigan inscribed thereon and to have said tablet placed upon the giant Sequoia redwood tree in the Yosemite National Park which tree has been named “Michigan” in honor of this State. The said board shall use its discretion in the selection of said tablet with due and proper regard for the dignity of this State. Approved April 25, 1911.

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AN ACT making it unlawful for foreign insurance companies legally admitted to do business in the State of Michigan, to place or cause to be placed except through a duly licensed agent in this State, insurance in the State of Michigan, in offices outside of the State of Michigan; and to repeal all inconSistent acts.

The People of the State of-Michigan enact:

Licensed SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any insurance com

agems- pany legally authorized to transact business in the State of Michigan, to write, place or cause to be written or. placed, except through a duly licensed agent in this State, any pol-icy or contract for indemnity for insurance in the State of Michigan, in or through any such legally authorized com

Proviso, pany outside of the State of Michigan: Provided, That

remsmnce' nothing in this act contained shall be construed to prevent any insurance company which has lawfully issued a policy of insurance through its resident agent within this State from reinsuring said risk or any portion thereof in any authorized company without having said policy of reinsurance signed by a local agent in this State.

Revocation of SEC. 2. Any company or companies violating the provi

cense‘ sions of the first section of this act, upon notice and satisfactory proof_ thereof being made to the Commissioner of . Insurance, shall have its or their authority to transact busi

ness in the State of Michigan revoked for a period of not less than ninety days, and any insurance company whose license


to do business in Michigan may be so revoked by the Commissioner of Insurance shall not again be permitted to do business in Michigan until all taxes and penalties due thereon shall have been paid together with any expenses that may be .due under the provisions of this act to the Commissioner of Insurance. And such company shall be re- Ike-admitadmitted to transact business in the State of Michigan upon ance' a complete recompliance with the laws now in force in regard to the admission of insurance companies to do business

in Michigan.

SEC. When notice of any violation of the first section Commaof this act is received by the Commissioner of Insurance, it figggrhg‘t‘fgfgf' shall forthwith be his duty in person or by deputy, to visit violationthe office of such company or companies where such contract of insurance may have been written or made, and demand an inspection of_the books and records of such company or companies. Any company or companies refusing to exhibit its or their books~ and records for his inspection, shall be deemed guilty of violating the provisions of this act, and the penalties provided in this act shall immediately be enforced against such company or companies by the Commissioner of Insurance.

SEC. 4. The Commissioner of Insurance shall receive as Qompensaa compensation for the services rendered Under the provi- 32:3?“ sions of this act, his necessary traveling expenses and ten dollars per diem, which sum shall be charged against the company or companies so visited by him, and collected from such company or companies.

SEC. 5. Any individual, firm, corporation or association Insumciem who are unable to procure sufficient indemnity in the com~ indemnitypanies which have been legally admitted to do business in this State, may file an affidavit with the Commissioner of Insurance that they are unable to procure all the needed insurance; and in such case they may be authorized to procure such needed additional indemnity from companies not rep» resented in this State: Provided, That such individual, firm. Proviso. corporation or association shall report to the said commissioner the amount of such. policy or policies, together with the amount of premium paid therefor, and paid to the Commissioner of Insurance a sum of money equal to a tax of three per cent upon the amount of premiums named in said policy or policies. _

SEC. 6. Any individual, firm, corporation or association Penalty. violating any of the provisions of section five of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall forfeit to the State a sum not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars to be collected by the Commissioner of Insurance in an action of debt; or such person may be fined by the court a sum. not to exceed one hundred dollars or imprisonment in the county jail for a. period not exceeding


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sixty days, or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of-the court. '

SEC. 7. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Approved April 25'), 1911.

[No. 133.] AN ACT to enable minors between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one years to contract for life, health or accident insurance.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sne'rlos 1. From and after the passage of this act all contracts for life, health or accident insurance made by any person between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one years, for the benefit of such minor, or for the benefit of his father, mother, husband, wife, child, brother or sister, or for the surrender of such insurance, or for the discharge of any money payable or benefit accruing thereunder, shall be allowed to be good and of the same force and effect as though said minor had attained his maj0rity at the time of making such contract: Provided, That this act shall not have the effect of making a promissory note or other evidence of indebtedness given by such minor in payment of premium or premiums on such contracts for insurance valid, either in the hands of the original owner or subsequent purchaser thereof.

Approved April 25, 1911.

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AN ACT to authorize and instruct the Board of State Auditors to examine into, and if they deem it justifiable, to allow the claim of Alphonso Button.

The People of the.Slate of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. The Board of State Auditors are hereby authorized and instructed to examine into the claim of Al— phonso Button for injuries sustained by him from a premature discharge of a cannon while engaged in the regular performance of his duty as a member of the Curtenius Guard, an organized volunteer uniformed militia company organized under the laws of the State of Michigan at Mason. Michigan, on the third day of July, eighteen hundred fiftyeight, and if they deem said claim justifiable to allow him a Compensation. monthly compensation of twenty‘five dollars, from and after the expiration of the allowance made by flit; Board of State Auditors under joint resolution number. seventeen of the public acts of nineteen hundred five, until such m‘onthly payments shall in the aggregate, equal a sum to be fixed by said board, not to exceed eighteen hundred dollars; Provided, Proviso, That in the case of the death of said Button before he shall have received the full sum so fixed by the board, the said monthly compensation shall thereafter be paid to the present wife of said Button, if she then survives: Provided, Further further, That in no case shall the sum so paid to said Button pmmo' or his said wife exceed the said sum of eighteen hundred dollars, and that all payments hereunder shall cease upon the death of the survivor. _ 7 ~


Sec. 2. When said board shall have ascertained and fixed Payment the limit of compensation to be paid, if any, the Auditor General shall draw a voucher monthly upon the State Treasurer for twenty-five dollars, payable to the order of said Al— phonso Button, or his present wife as his survivor, as hereinbefore provided, or until the monthly payments shall have reached the limit fixed by the said board, and it shall be the duty of said State Treasurer upon the presentation of such vouchers to pay the amounts thereof out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.

Approved April 25, 1911.

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AN ACT to encourage private forestry, the care and management thereof, and to provide for the exemption from taxation of such private forest reserves.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Snc'rIoN 1. Upon any tract of land not exceeding one Reseryaftigngi hundred sixty acres where at least one-half is improved and pm“ 6 o e ' devoted to agricultural purposes in this State there may be selected by the owner or owners thereof, as a private forest reservation, a portion thereof not exceeding one-eighth of the total area of said tract, upon filing with the treasurer of the county in which it is located a description of such forest reservation as is hereinafter provided.

2. If such selection is an original forest. containing Trees not less than one hundred seventy trees in each acre, it shall required' become subject to this act as herein provided.

SEC. 3. If any land owner shall plant not less than one Idem. hundred seventy trees on each acre of selected private for




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est reservation and shall cultivate and maintain the same for three years, then it shall become subject to this act as herein provided. ‘ _

Sec. 4. Upon any tract selected as a private forest reservation which contains one hundred or more original forest trees on each acre, the owner may plant a sufficient number of forest trees which shall make up the required one hundred seventy forest trees per acre, when the same shall become subject to this act as in section three. .

SEC. 5. No land owner shall receive the benefit of this act who shall permit cattle, horses, sheep, hogs or goats to pasture upon such reservation until at least ninety per cent of said trees are four inches in diameter. '

Sac. 6. Whenever any tree or trees shall be removed or die, the owner, in order to avail himself of the provisions uf this act, shall plant other trees in place of such trees as} may be removed or die, and protect such trees until they are four inches in diameter, and shall at all times maintain 1he full number of trees per acre as required by this act.

Sec. 7. Subject to rules and regulations as may be established by the State Board of Agriculture, not more than, one-fifth of the total number of trees in any private forest reservation shall be removed in any one year, excepting such trees as may die naturally, when other trees shall be planted.

Sec. 8. The varieties of ash, hemlock, beech, maple, pine, oak, hickory, basswood, elm, locust, chestnut, walnut, butter

.nut, ironwood, cedar, larch, tulip-tree, mulberry, osage or

ange, sassafras, catalpa and such other trees as the State Board of Agriculture may recommend shall be considered forest trees within the meaning of this act.

SEC. 9. It shall be the duty of the treasurer of each county to keep a. record of all private forest reservations within such county as the same may be selected by the owner or owners thereof under this act; and said treasurer shall, on or before the first Monday in April in each year, certify to the supervisor or assessor of each township a description of the selected private forest reservations therein, and the name of the owner or owners thereof.

SEC. 10. It shall be the duty of the supervisor or assessor in each township to keep a record of all private forest reservations within‘ his township as certified to him by the treasurer of said county, and he shall require the owner or his agent to subscribe under oath the extent and description of the land selected as private forest reservation, and that the number of trees is as required by this act, and that he will maintain the same according to the intent of this act.

Sue. 11. The said Board of Agriculture shall also‘pre scribe the form of application and contract to be filed with the treasurer of the county wherein such application shall be made, and form of notice by treasurer to supervisor or other assessing ofiicer. . I » v '

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