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[House Bill No. 794.]

AN ACT

To amend section 14 of an act passed May 15, 1894, entitled,

“An act relating to the conduct of elections to pay the expense of elections."

Expenses, how paid.

County auditor

to retain funds.

Tax levy.

Be it enacted by the General Asseinbly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION I. That section 14 of an act passed May 15, 1894, entitled "An act relating to the conduct of elections" be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 14. All expenses arising for printing and distributing ballots, cards of explanation to officers of the election and voters, blanks, and all other proper and necessary expenses of any general or special election, including compensation of precinct election officers, shall be paid out of the county treasury as other county expenses.

In November elections held in odd numbered years, such compensation and expenses shall be a charge against the township, city, village or political division in which such election was held, and the amount so paid by the county shall be retained by the county auditor froin the funds due to such township, city, village or political division, at the time of making the semi-annual distribution of taxes; the county commissioners, township trustees, councils, boards of education, or other authorities authorized to levy taxes, shall make the necessary levy to meet such expenses, which levy may be in addition to other levies authorized or required by law; the amount of all such expenses shall be ascertained and apportioned by the deputy state supervisors to the several political divisions and certified to the county auditor. In the case of municipalities situated in two or more counties, the proportion of expense charged to each of the counties shall be ascertained and apportioned by the clerk of the corporation, and certified by him to the several county auditors. SECTION 2.

That section 14 of an act passed May 15th, 1894, entitled, “An act relating to the conduct of elections” be and the same is hereby repealed.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON, Spcaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate.
Passed April 8, 1908.
Approved April 9, 1908.

ANDREW L. HARRIS,

Governor.

Municipality, situated in two or more counties.

[House Bill No. 887.]

AN ACT

To amend section 4007 of the Revised Statutes, relating to ele

mentary schools.

schools.

Minimum

inore

mum school weeks.

course of

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section 4007 of the Revised Statutes be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 4007. Each board of education shall establish a sufficient number of elementary schools to provide for the free education of the youth of school age within the district under its control, at such places as will be most convenient for the attendance of the largest number of such youth, and shall continue each and every elementary day and maxischool so established not less than thirty-two nor than forty weeks in each school year, and all the elementary schools within the same school district shall be continued the same length of time. All boards of education are required to prescribe a graded course of study for all schools Graded under their control in the branches named in section 4007-1 study. of the Revised Statutes of Ohio, subject to the approval of the state commissioner of common schools. Each township board of education shall establish and maintain at least one elementary school in each sub-district under its control, unless transportation is furnished to the pupils thereof as provided by law. The board of education in any city school district may establish and maintain a normal school within its respective district and may establish and maintain such summer or vacation schools, school gardening and play grounds as in its discretion seems desirable. SECTION 2.

That said section 4007, be and the same is hereby repealed.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate.
Passed April 8, 1908.
Approved April 9, 1908.

ANDREW L. HARRIS,

Governor.

Normal school.

[House Bill No. 847.]

AN ACT

To amend section 1 of an act entitled, “An act to provide against

gypsies, travelers, wanderers, or other persons from occupy. ing the highway, or lands adjacent thereto without permission,” passed March 25, 1896.

Fires. Written con'sent.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section 1 of an act entitled, “An act to provide against gypsies, travelers, wanderers, or other persons from occupying the highway, or lands adjacent thereto without permission," passed March 25, 1896, be amended to read as follows:

Sec. I. That it shall be unlawful for any band of gypsies, wanderers, travelers, or any other person or persons, to camp in tent, wagon or otherwise, or to build, make or start any fire on the public highway, or lands adjacent thereto, without first having obtained the written consent of the agent, manager, owner, or owners of the land abutting on the highway, where such proposed camp or stop is to be made.

SECTION 2. That section I of an act entitled, “An act to provide against gypsies, travelers, wanderers, or other persons from occupying the highway, or lands adjacent thereto without permission," passed March 25, 1896, be and the same is hereby repealed.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WilliAMS,

President of the Senate.
Passed April 8. 1908.
Approved April 9, 1908.

ANDREW L. HARRIS,

Governor. 53G.

[Senate Bill No. 361.]

AN ACT

To amend section 3710 of the Revised Statutes relative to

appointing special constables.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section 3710 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 3710. A justice of the peace may, on the application of a state, county, township or an independent agricultural society, or industrial association, or other association or meeting of citizens for the purpose of promoting

Special con

Annual fair.

social or literary intercourse, appoint a suitable number of
special constables to assist in keeping the peace during the stables.
time when such society or assembly is holding its annual
fair or meeting and shall make an entry in his docket of
the number and names of all such persons so appointed.

SECTION 2. That section 3710 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio is hereby repealed.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate.
Passed April 8, 1908.
Approved April 9, 1908.

ANDREW L. HARRIS,

Governor. 54G.

[Senate Bill No. 573.1

AN ACT

To repeal section 1121 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio, relating

to the actual expenses of county treasurers in the transmission of moneys to or from the state treasury.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section 1121 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio be and the same is hereby repealed.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate.
Passed April 8, 1908.
Approved April 9, 1908.

ANDREW L. HARRIS,

Governor. 55G.

[House Bill No. 728.]

AN ACT

To amend section 2825 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio, rela

tive to the building of public bridges.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section 2825 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 2825. The county commissioners shall not levy any tax, or appropriate any money for the purpose of building public county buildings, purchasing sites therefor, or

Bridges.

Submitting to vote.

Vote to be submitted, when.

Form of tickets.

Duties of judges.

for lands for infirmary purposes, or for building any bridge, except in case of casualty, and except as hereinafter provided, the expenses of which will exceed fifteen thousand dollars, without first submitting to the voters of the county, the question as to the policy of building any public county building or buildings, or for the purchasing sites therefor, or for the purchase of lands for infirmary purposes by general tax.

Which said submission shall be made at the annual fall election, next after the proposition for such levy is adopted by the commissioners and placed on their record, or at a special election at a time fixed thereafter by resolution of the county commissioners for that purpose, upon the petition for such special election filed with said board of commissioners of not less than five hundred of the electors of any such county.

Each proposition shall be separately submitted, and printed tickets shall be provided by the commissioners, on which shall be printed, "For...

..tax, yes," and “For...

...tax. no,” which blanks shall be filled with a proper designation of the proposed improvement, as the notice may require; and said commissioners shall cause the same notice for such vote to be given as is required in the election for state and county officers.

It shall be the duty of the judges of election in the several townships and wards in any county in which such question may be submitted, as aforesaid, on the day of said election, to open a poll for taking said vote, and to receive and count the ballots cast on cach of such propositions, and within three days thereafter to return to the auditor of the county, a full and correct abstract of said votes ; and the said judges of election shall, in all respects be governed by the laws regulating general clections, and shall be entitled to the same compensation for returning said pollbooks, which shall be paid out of the county treasury on the order of the auditor.

And the poll-books so returned shall, within five days from the time of holding such election, be opened, and the votes counted by the commissioners and the auditor of the county, a correct statement of the result of which votes shall be kept by said auditor and filed (on file) in his office for public inspection.

If a majority of the votes so cast shall be against the policy of such improvements, the commissioners shall not assess any tax for that purpose, but the commissioners may, on the petition of not less than one hundred taxpayers of said county again submit the same question at any regular annual fall election, under the same rules and regulations as before provided, or at a special election at a time fixed thereafter by resolution of the county commissioners for that purpose.

If at any such election a majority shall be found in

Compensation.

Poll-books.

Petition of 100 taxpayers.

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