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[ No. 259. ]

AN ACT to provide for the economical use and disposal of the

products of the several benevolent, penal and reformatory institutions of the State of Michigan.

Commission SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That to formulate rules for ex. it shall be the duty of the board of control or management of change, etc.

each of the benevolent, penal and reformatory institutions of Michigan on the fourth Monday after this act shall take effect, to designate one member of each of said boards to act and perform the duties of a commission composed of one member from each of said boards, for the purpose of formulating and adopting rules and methods for the manufacture, interchange, valuation and use of the products of each and every one of said institutions, by all other institutions of the State, benevolent, penal and reformatory, and on adoption of said rules and methods by said commission, the same shall be submitted to

each of said boards and by said boards enforced. Rules may be SEC. 2. Each and every year thereafter on the fourth Monamended, how.

day of April said rules and methods may be amended and revised by a commission appointed and acting in the manner designated, and when so amended and revised, the same shall

be enforced as amended. Interchange

SEC. 3. That wherever there is or may be grown, made, of goods, etc., manufactured or in any way produced in one institution any tory.

article of food, raiment or use, which may be, or may be made available in the support or maintenance of any other institution, or of the inmates thereof the same shall under said rules and methods so formulated and enforced, be supplied by the institution growing, making, manufacturing or producing the same, to the other institutions of the State.

SEC. 4. An account of all such interchange of products shall interchange to be kept.

be carefully kept by the institution furnishing the same, and also by the institution receiving the same, and bills thereof and therefor shall in all instances be passed through the institution's accounts as cash [transactions] transaction the same as though purchased or sold in the ordinary course of business: Provided, That this shall apply only to goods made

on State account. Acts repealed. Sec. 5. All acts or parts of acts contravening any of the

provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Approved June 2, 1897.

Accounts of

[ No. 260. ]

AN ACT to amend section twelve of act number one hundred

and sixty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-five entitled "An act to amend section twelve of act two hundred thirty-two, public acts of eighteen hundred eighty--five, being an act entitled 'An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of all manufacturing companies except such as are contemplated by act number fortytwo of the session laws of eighteen hundred sixty-seven, which provides for the incorporation of persons or corporations engaged in the manufacture of salt and mercantile companies or any union of the two and to fix the duties and liabilities of such corporations,' approved June twentieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, as amended by act one hundred and seventy of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-nine and acts number seventy-six and one hundred and eighty-seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three."

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section

amended. section twelve of act number one hundred and sixty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-five entitled "An act to amend section twelve of act two hundred thirtytwo, public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-five, being an act entitled 'An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of all manufacturing companies except such as are con. templated by act number forty-two of the session laws of eighteen hundred sixty-seven which provides for the incorporation of persons or corporations engaged in the manufacture of salt and mercantile companies or any union of the two, and to fix the duties and liabilities of such corporations,' approved June twentieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, as amended by act one hundred and seventy of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-nine, and acts number seventy-six and one hundred and eighty-seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three," be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 12. Every such corporation carrying on its manufac- Annual turing or mercantile' business within or without this State, duplicate. shall annually, in the month of January or February, make duplicate reports for the fiscal year of such corporation, which shall state the amount of the capital stock of the corporation, and the amount actually paid in, the amount invested in real and in personal estate, the amount of debts of the corporation and the amounts of credits, the name of each stockholder and the number of shares held by him at the date of such reports, and such other information as the Secretary of State may require; which duplicate reports shall be made on suitable blanks furnished by the Secretary of State on Blanks for. application, signed by a majority of the directors, verified by the oath of the secretary of the corporation, and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State; such duplicate reports

shall be so deposited within the said month of January or Secretary of February. The Secretary of State shall carefully examine State to exam. ine and file. such reports, and if upon such examination, they shall be found

to comply with all the requirements of this section, he shall file one of them in his office, and shall forward the other by mail, to the county clerk of the county in which the office in this

State, for the transaction of the business of the corporation County clerk, so reported, is situated, and it shall be the duty of such county duty of.

clerk, upon receipt of such report, to immediately cause the same to be filed in his office. If any of said directors of any such corporation shall wilfully neglect or refuse to make and

deposit the report required by this section, within the time Penalty for

herein before specified, they shall each be liable for all the failure to make report.

debts of such corporation and subject to a penalty of twentyfive dollars, and in addition thereto the sum of five dollars for each and every secular day after the first day of March in each year during the pendency of such neglect or refusal,

which penalty shall be for the use and benefit of the general When corpore fund of this State. The Secretary of State shall, during the make report. last week in June in each year, report to the Attorney General,

in writing, the name and postoffice address of each and every corporation which has failed to comply with the provisions of this section, and upon receipt of such report it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to institute proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction to collect said penalties, and all necessary expenses incurred by the Attorney General in

such proceedings shall be audited by the Board of State AudiWhen corpo- tors, and paid from the general fund of the State. And in case ration dissolve a corporation organized or existing under the provisions of

this act shall be dissolved by process of law, or whose term State, by of existence shall terminate by limitation, whose property whom.

and franchises shall be sold at mortgage sale or at private sale, or for any reason the attitude of the corporation toward the State shall be changed from that set forth in the articles of association, except as is provided in sections two and seventeen, it shall be the duty of the last board of directors of such corporation, within thirty days thereafter, to give written notice of such change to the Secretary of State and county clerk of the county where the office of such corporation is located, signed by a majority of such directors, which said notice shall be recorded as amendments are required to be

recorded; and in case of neglect to give such notice they shall Neglect, be subject to the same penalties provided in case of neglect penalty for.

to make annual reports, which said penalties shall be collected

and applied in the same manner as in case of neglect in making Secretary of annual reports. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State corporation. during the month of December, A. D. eighteen hundred ninety

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provisions of act number two hundred thirty-two, public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-five, as amended, a printed copy of this act. The neglect or refusal to file the reports required When neglect by this section to be filed, shall, as to managing officers and deemed directors, and officers and directors actually engaged in conducting the business of the corporation of which they are such officers or directors, be deemed to be wilful when the report required is not filed within the time therein limited. Whenever any corporation has neglected or refused to make and file its report within twenty days after the time limited in this section, the Secretary of State shall cause notice to be given to such corporation of that fact accompanied by blanks upon which to make such report. And in case of all officers and directors other than those managing or actually engaged in the conduct of the affairs and business of the corporation, the neglect or refusal to file the reports required by this section, shall be deemed to be wilful, after the Secretary of State shall have given the notice above provided for, if such report be not made within thirty days thereafter: Provided, Flour Proviso as to milling corporations shall make and deposit annual reports in companies. the month of July or August, and for refusal or neglect to make and deposit the reports required by this section, before the first day of September in each year, such corporation or any of its officers or directors shall be liable for all the debts of such corporation and shall be immediately subject to all the penalties provided in this section. The first report required under this law shall be made in the year eighteen hundred ninety-eight.

Approved June 2, 1897.

[ No. 261. ]

AN ACT to amend section forty-two of act number two hun

dred and six of the public acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-three, entitled “An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy (and collection) of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased; and to repeal act number two hundred of the public acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and all other acts and parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act."

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section

amended, section forty-two of act number two hundred six of the public

and annex

acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three, entitled "An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy (and collection) of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied, making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased, and to repeal act number two hundred of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninetyone, and all other acts and parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act," approved June first, eighteen hundred ninety-three, be and the same is hereby

amended so as to read as follows: Supervisor to SEC. 42. The supervisor shall thereupon prepare a copy of prepare assessment roll the said assessment roll, with the taxes assessed as hereinbewarrant.

fore provided, and annex thereto a warrant signed by him, commanding the township or city treasurer to collect the sev. eral sums mentioned in the last column of such roll and to

retain in his hand the amount receivable by law into the town. Township ship treasury for the purpose therein specified, and to pay pay over State over to the county treasurer the amounts which shall have and county taxes, when.

been collected for State and county purposes up to and including the tenth day of January next following, within three days thereafter, and the remainder of the amounts therein specified for said purposes, and account in full for all moneys received on or before the first day of March next following; and the said warrant shall authorize and command the treas.

urer, in case any person named in the assessment roll shall To levy by neglect or refuse to pay his tax, to levy the same by distress distress and sale.

and sale of the goods and chattels of such person. The supervisor may make a new roll and warrant in case of the loss of the one originally given to the township treasurer; the copy of the roll with the warrant annexed, shall be known as “The tax roll.”

Approved June 2, 1897.

treasurer to

[ No. 262. ]

AN ACT to require township boards to make and publish

annually an itemized statement of the condition of the finances of the township, in relation to the receipts and disbursements made by the township board.

Financial SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That be published, the township boards of the several townships of this State when.

shall make and cause to be published annually, immediately upon the settlement of the township board, an itemized state.

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