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[ No. 271. ]

AN ACT to amend section five (5) of act one bundred forty

eight (148) of the public acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-three (1873), entitled "An act relating to the accounting for money received and expended by certain officers,” being compiler's section three hundred sixty-nine (369) of chapter twelve (12), Howell's annotated statutes.

amounts.

Section

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

section five (5) of act one hundred forty-eight (148) of the public acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-three (1873), entitled "An act relating to the accounting for money received and expended by certain officers,” being compiler's section three hundred sixty-nine (369) of chapter twelve (12), Howell's anno

tated statutes. Money appro- SEC. 5. Money appropriated by any act of the legislature priated for State institu. for the use or benefit of any State educational, charitable, tions, how drawn.

reformatory or penal institution, or to be disbursed by any officer, may be drawn from the State treasury upon the warrant of

the Auditor General, as follows, viz.: Under appropriations for Proviso as to current expenses monthly for pro rata amounts: Provided,

That all educational and other institutions having annual vacations, may draw from the State treasury monthly for equal tenths of the annual appropriation in such months as will best suit the requirements of each of this class of institutions; and under appropriations for purposes other than current expenses, at such intervals and for such amounts as may best meet the purposes of such appropriations; but at no time shall an amount be in excess of the amount necessary for the current

month as shown by the requisition of the proper officer or Auditor Gen. board, to be made in writing and under oath; and the Auditor issue warrant General is hereby prohibited from drawing his warrant until until when.

itemized vouchers showing quantities, prices per unit and totals for all material, labor or services covered by the disbursements of money previously drawn for either current expenses or building and special purposes, whether the money thus disbursed be received from the State treasury or from

some other source or sources, shall be presented, examined and Proviso as to audited as provided in section three (3) of this act: Provided, construction of certain. however, That the words "covered by the disbursements of words.

money previously drawn” shall be so construed as to leave a

reasonable working balance in disbursing officers' hands for Current immediate use. Money applicable to current expense for any expense money used specified year, whether from direct appropriation or from other only, when.

sources, can be used only for the expenses of the year specified in the appropriation act, or the year in which receipts from the said “other sources” become available. All current expense disbursements made after the close of the appropriation year from funds of the preceding year must be accompanied by a

for money

statement under oath from the proper officer or board that they were for expenses incurred for the preceding appropriation year. Current expense money for the preceding appropriation year in the hands of any disbursing officer, or board, of any of the State institutions, or boards, on June fifteenth, of any year, shall be immediately forwarded to the State Treasurer, and the same shall be covered into the State treasury upon the books of the Auditor General, as provided in section three hundred sixty-one Howell's annotated statutes. The general distinction between appropriations for "current Distinction expenses” and for "purposes other than current expenses” as certain used in this section shall be understood to be that disburse- funds. ments under the head of "purposes other than current expenses” are limited to the exact amounts and purposes specified in the act of appropriation; while the purposes for which disbursements under the head of "current expenses” may be made, are determined by estimates of the several officers, or boards, upon which said appropriations were based; and for this purpose the several officers, or boards, shall file with the Auditor General a copy of such estimate: Provided, Proviso. That when appropriations are made for current expenses, or general purposes, where no itemized estimates were furnished as a basis therefor, then the class of disbursements shall be determined by the officer, or board of the institution making them, and if the same shall appear to the Auditor General to be within the range of reasonable purposes he shall approve the account. The provisions of this section shall become Section operative July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, operative, and the Auditor General shall notify the several institutions when. or boards of such modifications of past methods as are necessary to meet its requirements, in time to have the accounting for the fiscal year commencing July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, conform thereto: Provided, Nothing in Provino as to this section shall be construed as prohibiting the completion of completion of

etc buildings or other special improvements, under contract at the time this act shall take effect, in accordance with the methods of accounting adopted in the several instances.

Approved June 2, 1897.

[ No. 272.] AN ACT providing for the support and maintenance of the

Michigan College of Mines at Houghton, Michigan, for the years eighteen hundred and ninety-seven and eighteen hun. dred and ninety-eight, and for the refitting and the further equipment of the said school, including an assaying building and the equipment thereof, and making an appropriation

therefor. Amount of SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That appropriation.

the sum of eighty-five thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated from the general fund in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Michigan College of Mines at Houghton, to be expended under the direction of the

board of control of said school as hereinafter specified; and How drawn. the money for payments under this act shall be drawn from

the State treasury on the requisitions by said board of control signed by the president and secretary thereof, which shall be presented to the Auditor General, who shall draw his war

rants on the State Treasurer therefor. Assay

SEC. 2. The sum of five thousand dollars of the amount building.

named in section one of this act shall be used to erect an assay

building and for equipments. Amount to be SEC. 3. The sum of eighty thousand dollars of the amount used in 1897 and 1898. named in section one of this act shall be used for the support

and maintenance of said College of Mines for the years eighteen hundred and ninety-seven and eighteen hundred and

ninety-eight. When may

SEC. 4. The said board of control is hereby authorized at be drawn.

any time during the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven or thereafter, by requisitions, signed by the president and secretary thereof, to draw from the general fund of the State treasury the amount of money named in section one of this act at such time and in such amounts as they shall deem necessary for use in the construction of an assay building and for equipment, and in a like manner to draw from time to time, as the same may be needed during the years eighteen hundred and ninety-seven and eighteen hundred and ninetyeight, for the support and maintenance of said school, the

money named in section one of this act. Auditor Gen- SEC. 5. The Auditor General shall add to and incorporate eral to incorporate in with the State tax for the year eighteen hundred and ninety. State tax.

seven the sum of forty-five thousand dollars, and for the year
eighteen hundred and ninety-eight the sum of forty thousand
dollars, to be assessed, levied and collected as other State
taxes are assessed, levied and collected, which sum, when col-
lected, shall be placed to the credit of the general fund to
reimburse it for the sum appropriated by section one of this
act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 2, 1897.

[ No. 273.]

AN ACT for the protection of fish in the lake known as Pent

water lake situated in the township of Pentwater, county of Oceana, State of Michigan.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Unlawful to hereafter it shall not be lawful to catch, kill or destroy fish catch er det with seines or any species of continuous net or with any form with hook of spear or trap or in any manner whatsoever except with hook and line in the waters of Pentwater lake, in the township of Pentwater, county of Oceana, or in the channel leading from said Pentwater lake to Lake Michigan.

SEC. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of sec- Penalty. tion one of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof before any court of competent jurisdiction shall be punished by a fine of not to exceed one hun. dred dollars or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding ninety days or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 11, 1897.

No. 274. ]

AN ACT to repeal act number one hundred (100) of the public

acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-three (1893), entitled “An act making it a misdemeanor to take fish from the waters of Diamond lake in Cass county, during the months of December, January, February and March, excepting by certain prescribed means, and to prescribe penalties for the violation of this act.”

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Acts repealed. all of act number one hundred (100) of the session laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-three (1893), entitled "An act making it a misdemeanor to take fish from the waters of Diamond lake in Cass county during the months of December, January, February and March, excepting by certain prescribed means, and to prescribe penalties for violations of this act, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 26, 1897.

[ No. 275. ]

AN ACT to amend act number one hundred and twenty of the

public acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, entitled, "An act to prevent the spearing of fish in the waters of Long lake in Genesee county.”

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

act number one hundred and twenty of the public acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, entitled, "An act to prevent the spearing of fish in the waters of Long lake in Genesee county,"

be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read: Unlawfu to SECTION 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person to spear fish in Long lake. spear any fish in the waters of Long lake in Genesee county,

or take them by any other device, except between the first day of May and the first day of October of each year, and then dur

ing said time only with a hook and line. Penalty for SEC. 2. Any person offending against the provisions of this violation of act.

act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon con-
viction thereof before a court of competent jurisdiction, shall
be fined a sum not exceeding thirty dollars or thirty days'
imprisonment in the county jail, or both such fine and impris-
onment in the discretion of the court.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 11, 1897.

[ No. 276. ]

AN ACT to provide for the preservation of deer in Monroe

county and providing a penalty for their destruction.

Unlawful to SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That deer in Mon-' it shall be unlawful for any person to kill or destroy any deer roe county, in the county of Monroe for the period of five years from and

after November first, eighteen hundred ninety-seven. Penalty. SEC. 2. Every person killing or destroying any deer in said

county during said period shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of fifty dollars and costs of suit, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding ninety days, or both, at the discretion of the court

Approved March 18, 1897.

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