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Pension Fees to Ordinaries.

of this Act, including the year 1926, each Ordinary of Fee of $2.for the State of Georgia shall be allowed a fee of two dollars

per pensioner, per annum, for preparing all papers, proofs, and pay rolls and for securing, receiving, and paying out the Confederate pensions to the various pensioners in their respective Counties, which shall be in full settlement for all the services to be performed in connection with the pension work and pension disbursements of their Counties.

Payment, how made.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That said fee of two dollars per pensioner, per annum, shall be paid by the State of Georgia each year, out of the unexpended balance of the pension fund, by a warrant of the Governor, granted upon the requisition of the Commissioner of Pensions, to which requisition the Commissioner of Pensions shall attach a certified statement showing the amount due to the Ordinary of each County after all the Ordinaries of the State have made a full and complete settlement of their pension rolls for the year, such warrant to be drawn against the unexpended balance of the pension fund remaining in the Treasury after all the pensioners have been paid for the current year.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the Governor is hereby directed and empowered and it shall be his duty, to draw such warrants once each year on the unexpended balance of the pension fund remaining in the Treasury after all the pensions for the year have been paid, and that no appropriation or other provision shall ever be necessary to authorize the drawing of such warrant each year and the paying of the

Warrants.

Appropriation not necessary.

same.

Payments to counties.

Sec. 3(a). Be it further enacted, that the sums herein provided for to be paid to the Ordinaries of the respective Counties shall be paid to the proper authorities handling the County funds in those Counties in which the Ordinaries draw a fixed salary.

Pension Payments, Discount of Rentals for.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved April 17, 1926.

PENSION PAYMENTS, DISCOUNT OF

RENTALS FOR.

No. 1, FIRST SESSION.

An Act to authorize the Governor to set apart, sell,

and discount the rental of the Western and Atlantic Railroad for a period of six years, and to provide for the expenditure of the fund arising therefrom, and for other purposes.

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W. & A. R.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by the thorized to authority of the same, That the Governor of the State rentals of is hereby authorized, fully empowered, and directed to set apart, sell and discount not exceeding six years of the rental arising from the existing lease of the Western and Atlantic Railroad, as a special fund to be used exclusively for the purpose of paying warrants drawn against the same in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

Warrants

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Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That in order to enable the State to meet its obligations due to Confederate Soldiers and their widows for pensions due and unpaid for the years 1922, 1923, 1924, and 1925, the Governor for pensions. of this State is hereby authorized, fully empowered, and directed, to draw his warrant or warrants against the special fund created by Seetion 1 of this Act, so held as a special fund in the Treasury, for such sum or sums as may be required to pay said pensions for said years 1922, 1923, 1924, and 1925, and the Governor is further

Pension Payments; Amending Discount Act.

Discount.

authorized, empowered, and directed, to discount said warrant or warrants so drawn against said special fund and to place the proceeds arising therefrom in the Treasury to be disbursed for the purposes provided in this Act, in accordance with existing laws for the payment of pensions. Said warrants shall be duly countersigned by the Comptroller General. The holders of said warrants shall further have all of the rights and privileges which the original obligees of said warrants have had against the State.

Countersignature.

Rights of holders.

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

Approved March 8, 1926.

PENSION PAYMENTS; AMENDING DISCOUNT

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No. 3, SECOND SESSION.

An Act to amend an Act approved March 8, 1926, en

titled "An Act to authorize the Governor to set apart, sell, and discount the rental of the Western and Atlantic Railroad for a period of six years, and to provide for the expenditure of the fund arising therefrom,” by striking the words “six years” in section one of said Act, and substituting in lieu thereof the words "eight years," and for other purposes.

Act of 1926 amended.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, that Section 1 of an Act approved March 8, 1926, entitled "An Act to authorize the Governor to set apart, sell, and discount the rental of the Western and Atlantic Railroad for a period of six years,

Veterans' Service Bureau.

and to provide for the expenditure of the fund arising therefrom,” be and the same is hereby amended by striking the words “six years” wherever the same appear in said section, and substituting in lieu thereof the words To be read. “eight years,” so that said section when amended shall read as follows: "Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, that the Governor of the State is hereby authorized, fully empowered, eight instead and directed to set apart, sell, and discount not exceeding eight years of the rental arising from the existing lease of the Western and Atlantic Railroad, as a special fund to be used exclusively for the purpose of paying warrants drawn against the same in accordance with the provisions of this Act."

of six years.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved March 27, 1926.

VETERANS' SERVICE BUREAU.

No. 30, SECOND SESSION.

An Act to amend An Act creating a service bureau for

the purpose of assisting ex-service men and women in securing benefits now provided for them by the Federal Legislation, and providing for the salary and expenses of said Bureau, and to appropriate funds for the further needs of said bureau, 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 Act of 1923 of the same, That an Act creating a service bureau for amended. the purpose of assisting ex-service men and women in securing the benefits now provided for them by the Fed

Veterans' Service Bureau.

eral legislation, and providing for the salary and expenses of said bureau approved August 20, 1923, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of Section 1 of said Act following the word "created" in the third line thereof, and substituting in lieu thereof the following words: "to be known as the Veterans Service Office, State of Georgia, to be composed of one director, one assistant director, and the necessary stenographic and clerical help,” so that said section as amended shall read as fol

lows: Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assemof- bly of the State of Georgia, That a service bureau is hereby

created, to be known as the Veterans Service Office, State of Georgia, to be composed of one director, one assistant director, and the necessary stenographic and clerical help.”

Sec. 1 to be read.

Veterans Service fice.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that Section 2 of said Act be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto the following words: “Said assistant director shall be appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the director. The term or office of said director shall be for the first term after passage of this Act until December 31, 1927, and two years thereafter; the term of office of the assistant director shall continue for a period of 2 years only, at the end of which time said office of Assistant Director is then abolished except the Assistant Director may be sooner discharged by the director if in his opinion an assistant is no longer needed or the assistant is incompetent, but in no event shall the office of Assistant Director be continued for a longer period that 2 years. Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That said director shall be appointed by the Governor and be chosen from ex-service who were in the military or naval service of the United States during the period between April 17th, 1917, and November 11th, 1918, and honorably discharged therefrom. Said assistant director shall be appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the director. The term of office of said director shall be for the first time after

Sec. 2 to be read.

Director and assistant. Terms of office,

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