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Assembly, voting thereon, shall vote for ratification thereof, when the result shall be consolidated as now required by law in elections for members of the General Assembly, then said amendment shall become a part of Article Seven, Section Seven, Paragraph One, of the Constitution of this State, and the Governor shall make proclamation therefor as provided by law.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted that all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved April 17, 1926.

RECORDS OF VITAL STATISTICS.

No. 17, SECOND SESSION.

An Act to amend paragraph two of section six of article

seven of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.

Section 1. The General Assembly of the State of Georgia hereby proposes to the people of Georgia the following amendment to the Constitution of the State of

Georgia, to wit: That paragraph two of section six of Art. 7. Sec. 6, article seven be amended by adding at the end of said

section, after the clause, “and to provide for necessary Clause, added. sanitation,” the following words, to wit: "and for the col

lection and preservation of records of birth, death, disease, and health.'

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Sec. 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if the above proposed amendment to the Constitution shall be agreed to by two thirds of the members. elected to each of the two Houses of the General Assembly the same shall be entered on their Journals, with the yeas and nays taken thereon, and the Governor shall cause

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the said amendment to be published in one or more newspapers in each congressional district of the State for Publication. two months before the next general election; and the Governor is hereby authorized and directed to provide for the submission of said amendment to the people at said election. The persons voting at said election in Election. favor of said amendment shall have on their ballots the words: "For ratification of amendment to Article 7, Section 6, Paragraph 2, of the Constitution, providing for the collection and preservation of records of birth, death, disease, and health.” The persons opposed to this amendment shall have on their ballots the words: “Against ratification of amendment to Article 7, Section 6, Paragraph 2, of the Constitution, providing for collection and preservation of records of birth, death, disease, and health.” If a majority of the electors qualified to vote for members of the General Assembly, voting thereon, shall vote for ratification of said amendment, the Governor, when he ascertains the same from the Secretary of State, to whom the returns from said election shall be referred in the same manner as in cases of elections of members of the General Assembly, to count and ascertain the result, shall issue his proclamation for one insertion in one daily newspaper of the State, announcing the result and declaring the ratification of said amendment.

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Sec. 3. Be it further enacted by the authority afore said, that all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.

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The General Assembly proposes to the people of Georgia Art. 7, Sec. 3, to amend Article 7, Section 3, Paragraph 1, of the Con

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stitution of Georgia, so as to authorize the contraction by or on behalf of the State of a debt in an amount of not greater than $3,500,000 for the purpose of paying the public school teachers of the State, by adding thereto the following words: However, said debt may be increased in the sum of $3,500,00 for the payment of the public-: school teachers of the State. So that said paragraph, so amended, shall read as follows:

No debt shall be contracted by or on behalf of the State except to supply such temporary deficit as may exist in the treasury in any year from necessary delay in collecting the taxes of that year, to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, and defend the State in time of war, or to pay the existing public debt; but the debt created to supply deficiencies in revenue shall not exceed in the aggregate five hundred thousand dollars, and any loan made for this purpose shall be repaid out of the taxes levied for the year in which the loan was made. However, said debt may be increased in the sum of $3,500,000 for the payment of the public-school teachers of the State only. The principal amount borrowed for payment of teache.. to be repaid each year out of the common school appropriation, and the interest paid thereon to be paid each year out of the general funds of the State.

Said amendment shall be submitted to the voters at the next general election. The Governor will cause such proposed amendment to be published in a newspaper in each Congressional District as provided by law. All persons voting at said election in favor of said proposed amendment shall have written or printed on their ballots the words: "For $3,500,000 Public School Teachers Salary Amendment to Article 7, Section 3, Paragraph 1, of the Constitution." All persons voting at said election against said proposed amendment shall have written or printed on their ballots the words: "Against $3,500,000 Public School Teachers Salary Amendment to Article 7, Section 3, Paragraph 1, of the Constitution."

Approved April 17, 1926.

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Clause added. vote for said proposed amendment shall vote, "For amend- Publication. ment to Article 7, Sec. 1, Par. 1, of the Constitution of Election. Georgia.' Electors desiring to vote against said pro- Ballots. posed amendment shall vote, "Against amendment to Article 7, Sec. 1, Par. 1, of the Constitution of Georgia."

Approved April 17, 1926.

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Americus Normal School.

TITLE IV.

EDUCATION—SCHOOL LAWS

ACTS

Americus Normal School.

Borrowing by Local School Districts.
Extra Appropriation to Common-School Fund.
Merger of Independent School Systems.
School Fiscal Year.

AMERICUS NORMAL SCHOOL.

No. 29, SECOND SESSION.

An Act to establish, organize and maintain, as a branch

of the University of Georgia a normal school or teacher's college, to be located at Americus, Georgia, and to be known as the State Agricultural and Normal College, and to include therein the organization, plant, and equipment of the Third District Agricultural and Mechanical School; to provide for courses of study therein; to provide for a Board of Trustees therefor, and for other purposes.

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by authority of the same, that there shall be and is hereby established, at Americus, Georgia, on the tract of land occupied by the Third District Agricultural and Mechanical School, as a branch of the University of Georgia, a Normal School for teachers to be known as the State

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