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school district, city, town or village of this state, and in first mortgage loans secured upon improved and cultivated farm lands of this state. But no such investment or loan shall be made until approved by the board of commissioners designated by law to regulate the investment of the permanent school fund and the permanent university fund of this state; nor shall such loan or investment be made when the bonds to be issued or purchased would make the entire bonded indebtedness exceed 15 per cent of the assessed valuation of the taxable property of the county, school district, city, town or village issuing such bonds; nor shall any farm loan, or investment be made when such investment or loan would exceed 30 per cent of the actual cash value of the farm land mortgage to secure said investment; nor shall such investments or loans be made at a lower rate of interest than 3 per cent per annum, nor for a shorter period than five years, nor for a longer period than thirty years, and no change of the town, school district, city, village or of county lines shall relieve the real property in such town, school district, county, village or city in this state at the time of issuing of such bonds from any liability for taxation to pay such bonds";

And Whereas, It appears from the official canvass of the votes cast at the last general election held in the State of Minnesota, on the seventh day of November, 1916, for and against the aforesaid Constitutional Amendments, made in conformity with the law, that a majority of all the electors voting at such election voted for the adoption of these amendments;

Now, Therefore, I, J. A. A. Burnquist, Governor of the State of Minnesota, by virtue of the power vested in me, and in compliance with the law, do hereby publish and proclaim that the proposed amendment to Section two (2) of Article Eight (8) and the proposed amendment of Section six (6) of Article eight (8), of the Constitution of the State of Minnesota has each been ratified and adopted in the manner prescribed by the Constitution and laws of this state.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State to be hereto affixed this 29th day of November, 1916.

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OF THE

STATE OF MINNESOTA

PASSED AND APPROVED DURING THE FOR-
TIETH SESSION OF THE STATE LEGIS-
LATURE, COMMENCING JANUARY 2,
1917

CHAPTER 1-S. F. No. 4.

An act to appropriate money for the payment of the salary of the Lieutenant Governor and the salary and mileage of the Members of the Legislature and for the payment of the per diem of the officers and the employees of and all the other expenses of the legislature-including payment for necessary supplies therefor.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:

Section 1. Appropriation of $125,000 for legislative expenses. -That the sum of one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000.00) or so much thereof as may be found necessary, be and the same hereby is appropriated from the revenue fund for the payment of the salary of the lieutenant governor and the salary and the mileage of the members of the Legislature and for the payment of the per diem of the officers and the employees of and all the other expenses of the Legislature-including payment for necessary supplies therefor.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 9, 1917.

CHAPTER 2-S. F. No. 54.

An act to fix the times of holding general terms of the District Court in the Third Judicial District of the State of Minnesota.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:

Section 1. Grand jury to be summoned only on direction of judge for April term in Winona County.-The general terms of the District Court in the several counties constituting the Third Judicial District of the State of Minnesota shall be held each year at the times herein prescribed as follows:

Olmstead County on the first Monday in June and December; Wabasha County on the second Monday in May and November;

Winona County on the second Monday in January, the third Monday in April and September; provided that no grand jury shall be drawn or summoned for the April term of said Court in Winona County, except upon the direction of the presiding judge of the District Court of said county.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect, and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 17, 1917.

CHAPTER 3-S. F. No. 55.

An act to authorize the Attorney General of the State of Minnesota to bring condemnation proceedings on the request of the Game and Fish Commissioner in certain cases.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:

Section 1. Condemnation proceedings for fish hatcheries to be commenced by Attorney General.-Whenever an appropriation shall have been made by the legislature of the State of Minnesota for the establishment of a fish hatchery on certain lands or parcels of land and when it is not possible to effect the purchase of such portion of such land as is necessary for the purpose, or when in the opinion of the State Game and Fish Commissioner the price demanded for such necessary land by the owners thereof is unreasonable and excessive, the Attorney General of the State of Minnesota shall, upon the written request of the State Game and Fish Commissioner, commence condemnation proceedings to secure such necessary land, together with the necessary water rights, if any, necessary to secure the successful operation of such fish hatchery, and such condemnation proceedings shall be had, conducted and completed substantially as provided for in Sections 5412 and 5413, G. S. 1913, and the ap

propriation referred to or such part thereof as may be necessary may be used either to purchase such necessary land and water rights or to pay therefor pursuant to the award or judgment in such condemnation proceeding.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 24, 1917.

CHAPTER 4-H. F. No. 238.

An act relating to the loaning of military overcoats to members of the National Guard, providing for the return thereof; relieving Company, Battery or Detachment Commanders from financial responsibility and liability and prescribing a penalty for the non-return of said overcoats.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:

Section 1. Military overcoats loaned to National Guard and provision for return. Any military overcoat belonging to or issued to the State of Minnesota and in possession of any company, battery or detachment Commander, may by said Commander be turned over and delivered to the member of the National Guard to whom such overcoat had previously been issued when he was in the Federal service, and such Commander shall upon taking a receipt for such overcoat from the National Guardsman to whom the same is turned over and delivered, be relieved from financial responsibility therefor and from liability on his bond until the return to him of such overcoat. Said overcoat so disposed of as aforesaid shall be and remain the owned or issued property of the State of Minnesota and shall be returned to the Commander aforesaid by the National Guardsman receiving the same within thirty days after the giving of such receipt. Any person so receiving and receipting for such overcoat who shall retain the same or not return it to the Commander aforesaid within said thirty days shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished accordingly.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 24, 1917.

CHAPTER 5-H. F. No. 56.

An act fixing the times of holding general terms of the District Court of the Second Judicial District of the State of Minnesota in Ramsey County, Minneosta.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

Section 1. General term of District Court in Ramsey County to commence on first Monday in October.-The general terms of the District Court of the Second Judicial District of the State of Minnesota shall be held each year at the time herein prescribed, as follows:

In Ramsey County-the first Monday in October in each year. Sec. 2. Inconsistent acts repealed. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. Effective August 1, 1917.—This act shall take effect and be in force from and after August 1st, 1917. Approved January 26, 1917.

CHAPTER 6-H. F. No. 57.

An act to amend section 7793 of the General Statutes of the State of Minnesota for the year 1913, relating to service of notice of trial and filing note of issue in civil action.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:

Section 1. Provision for trial of cases in counties wherein no term of court is held annually.-That Section 7793 of the General Statutes of Minnesota for the year 1913 be amended so as to read as follows: "Issues of facts may be brought to trial by either party, upon notice served eight or more days before the beginning of a general term. At least seven days before the term one of the parties shall file a note of issue, containing the title of the action and the names of the respective attorneys, and stating the time when the last pleading was served and whether the issue is triable by the court or a jury. The clerk shall thereupon enter the cause on the calendar according to the date of issue, and it shall remain. thereon, from term to term, until tried or stricken off by the court. Provided, that in all districts now or hereafter consisting of one county only, wherein but one term of court is or hereafter shall be held annually, no notice of trial need be served, but the party desiring to place a cause upon the calendar thereof for trial, shall, after issue is joined therein, prepare a note of issue containing the title of the cause, a statement as to whether the issue is an issue of law or an issue of fact, and if an issue of fact, whether triable by court or jury, and the names and addresses of the respective counsel, and shall serve the same on opposing counsel, and file such note of issue, with proof of service, with the clerk

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