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so recorded, the said deed of conveyance, with an abstract of title showing a clear and unincumbered title, and all papers relating thereto shall be deposited in the office of the Auditor General.
SEC. 3. The sum of twenty-five thousand dollars is hereby Appropriation appropriated for the erection of a suitable building for the use of said State Board of Education in the establishment of a normal school under the provisions of this act, which building shall be erected in accordance with the suggestions and requirements of the State Board of Corrections and Charities, and shall be ready for occupancy October one, eighteen hundren ninety-nine.
SEC. 4. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby appro- for salaries for priated for the payment of the salaries and conduct of said 1899-1900 normal school for the year eighteen hundred ninety-nine and nineteen hundred, namely: two thousand five hundred dollars for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, and seven thousand five hundred dollars for the year nineteen hundred, which amounts, together with amount specified in section three of this act, shall be expended under the direction of the State Board of Education and be drawn on their order from the general fund: Provided, That this appropriation shall not Proviso. be available unless five thousand dollars of the amount volunteered as a gift from the citizens of Marquette toward the site and beautifying the grounds be donated for the equipment of the school.
SEC. 5. The Auditor General shall add to and incorporate For reimbursewith the State tax for the year eighteen hundred and ninetynine the sum of twenty-seven thousand five hundred dollars, and for the year nineteen hundred the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars, to be assessed, levied and collected as other State taxes are assessed, levied and collected, which •sum, when collected, shall be placed to the credit of the gencral fund to reimburse it for the sum appropriated by sections three and four of this act.
SEC. 6. The said Northern State Normal School shall be Control of under and subject to the control of the State Board of Education, according to the provisions of act number one hundred ninety-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty. nine, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the State Board of Education, and amendments thereto, also according to the provisions of act number one hundred and seventy-five of the public acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled "An act to fix the relation of the existing normal schools of the State,” which laws are made applicable to the school, except as herein otherwise provided.
(Act No. 250, 1899. ]
An Act to provide for the incorporation of associations for the purpose of establishing LOAN-FUNDS for the benefit of school scholars and students of this State, to assist them to attend the University of Michigan, the State Normal College at Ypsilanti, the Central Michigan Normal School at Mt. Pleasant, the Michigan State Agricultural College at Lansing, the College of Mines at Houghton, or the Manual Training Schools of this State.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Number that may incorporate.
Manner of incorporation.
SECTION 1. Any five or more persons of full age residing in the State of Michigan may associate and incorporate themselves together for the purpose of establishing loan-funds for the benefit of school scholars and students of this State, to assist them to attend the University of Michigan, the State Normal College at Ypsilanti, the Central Michigan Normal School at Mt. Pleasant, the Michigan State Agricultural College at Lansing, the Michigan College of Mines, or the Manual Training Schools of this State.
SEC. 2. Articles of association shall be executed in duplicate, by the persons so associating themselves together in the first instance, and shall be acknowledged by them before some person authorized by the laws of this State to take acknowledgments of deeds, one of which duplicates shall be filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State, and a record shall be made of such articles, and a certified copy thereof filed in the clerk's office in the county where such society is formed. Thereupon the persons so executing said articles, and such other persons as may thereafter, according to the provisions of such articles, become associated with them shall become and be a body politic and corporate, capable of being sued, for the purpose set forth in such articles.
Sec. 3. The articles of association shall contain:
First, The names and places of residence of the persons associated in the first instance;
Second, The name or title by which such association shall be known in law, and the period for which it is incorporated, not exceeding thirty years;
Third, The objects for which it was organized;
Fourth, The number of its trustees or managers to manage the same, and the names of such trustees or managers for the first year of its existence.
SEC. 4. The affairs of such corporation shall be under the general management of not less than five por more than fifteen trustees, to be chosen by the members thereof, and to hold office for such time, not exceeding five years, as shall be provided by the articles of association; and the articles of association may provide for a classification of the trustees so that the terms of office of the several classes shall expire at different times, and for a classification of the members in
Articles of association.
Classification of trustees.
accordance with their subscriptions to the objects for which the corporation was organized. The regular officers of such corporation shall form a part of such trustees. The officers may be chosen by the trustees or the members of the corporation, as the articles shall prescribe. The by-laws shall be By-laws. adopted by the trustees, who may change them at pleasure. The majority of the trustees shall be a quorum to transact business. The articles of association of any such corporation may be amended at any time by a two-thirds vote of the Amendments. trustees. Before any such amendment shall take effect, a copy of the resolution, certified by the secretary, shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State, and in the clerk's office of the county in which the original articles are filed.
SEC. 5. All the funds received by any corporation organized Foradio of corunder this act shall be used after paying necessary expenses, for the exclusive purpose or purposes set forth in the articles of association. And no portion of the funds of such corporation shall be used or contributed toward the erection, completion or furnishing of any building not owned or used by such corporation for the purpose or purposes set forth in its articles of association. Such corporation shall in equity and law be capable of taking and receiving real and personal estate, real and per either by purchase, gift, grant, lease, or bargain and sale, sonal estate. devise and bequest, not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, in the aggregate, for the purpose of its incorporation, but for no other purpose, and it shall have power to invest the same at pleasure, and to grant, bargain, mortgage, sell or lease the same for the use of said association; and it shall be lawful to invest the same upon mortgage, or in or by loans on notes or bonds, or municipal, county, State or United States securities; or deposit the same in any reliable bank on interest; but no loans shall be made to any trustee or officer of such corporation: Provided, That any such corporation may, in its articles of association, specify the kinds of securities in which May specity its funds shall be invested, and that no part of its funds shall securities. be invested in any securities other than those named in its articles, or when the securities shall not be specified in the articles of association, then such funds shall only be invested in such securities as are specified in this act. Such corporation shall have the power to make all needful rules and regulations and by-laws for the management of its affairs, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State or of the United States.
SEC. 6. In case it shall at any time happen that an election Election of of officers, directors or trustees shall not be made on the day designated by the articles of association and by-laws, said corporation for that cause shall not be dissolved, but it shall and may be lawful on any other day to hold an election of officers, directors or trustees, in such manner as may be directed by the articles of association and by-laws of said corporation.
SEC. 7. The articles of association filed as required by this
Articles may be used in court.
act, or a copy thereof certified by the officer with whom they are so filed, may be given in evidence in any court of this
State for or against said corporation. Said corporation shall of corporation! possess the general power conferred by and subject to the
provisions and restrictions of chapter two hundred thirty of the Compiled Laws of the State of Michigan of eighteen hun., dred ninety-seven, so far as the same may be applicable to corporations formed under this act.
[Act No. 115, 1899. ]
An Act to create a STATE BOARD OF LIBRARY COMMISSIONERS to Promote the Establishment and Efficiency of free public librarys, and to provide an Appropriation therefor.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Personnel of commission.
Filling of vacancies.
Duties of con mission.
SECTION 1. The Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint four persons, residents of this State, who, together with the State Librarian, who shall be a member ex officio, shall constitute a board of library commissioners. Two members of said board shall be appointed for a term of four years and two for a term of two years, and thereafter the term of office shall be four years. All vacancies occurring in the appointive membership of said board, whether by expiration of term of office or otherwise, shall be filled by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate.
SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the library commission to give advice and counsel to all free libraries in the State, and to all communities which may propose to establish them, as to the best means of establishing and administering such libraries, the selection of books, cataloguing, and all other details of library management. In January of each year the board shall make a report to the Governor of its doings, of which report one thousand copies shall be printed by the State printer for the use of the board.
Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of all free libraries organized under the laws of the State, whether general or special, to make an annual report to the board of library commissioners, which report shall conform as near as may be reasonable and convenient, as to time and form such rules as the board may prescribe.
Sec. 4. No member of the Board of Library Commissioners shall receive any compensation for his services, except that the board may appoint one of their number to act as secretary, and such secretary may receive such sum as shall be agreed upon by the board, not exceeding three hundred dollars annually, for clerical services. The board shall be entitled to expend a sum not to exceed five hundred dollars in any one year for supplies and incidentals and for the actual and necessary expenses of its members in the discharge of their duties.
Reports to commission.
Salary of secretary.
Expenses of commission.
Provision for fund.
The accounts of the board shall be audited by the State Board of Auditors, and paid out of the general fund.
SEC. 5. The Auditor General shall add to and incorporate with the State tax for the year eighteen hundred and ninetynine, and every year thereafter, the sum of eight hundred dollars, to be assessed, levied and collected as other State taxes are assessed, levied and collected, which sum when collected shall be placed to the credit of the general fund to reimburse it for the sums authorized to be expended under this act.
[Act No. 176, 1899.]
An Act Authorizing School District Boards, Boards of Trustees of
Graded Schools and Boards of Education in Cities to establish and maintain DAY SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF, and authorizing payment therefor from the general fund.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
SECTION 1. That upon application by a school district Manner of board, board of trustees of a graded school, or board of education of any city, of this State, to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, he shall grant permission to such board to establish and maintain, and such board shall thereupon be empowered to maintain within the limits of its jurisdiction one or more day schools, having an average attendance of not less than three pupils, for the instruction of deaf persons over the age of three years, whose parents, or guardians in the case of orphans, are residents of the State of Michigan.
SEC. 2. Any board which shall maintain one or more day Report to supt. schools for the instruction of the deaf shall report to the super- instruction. intendent of public instruction annually, and at such other times as he may direct, such facts concerning the school or schools as he may require.
SEC. 3. The State Treasurer is hereby authorized and di- Payment of rected to apportion and pay out of the “general fund” annually to the treasurer of any board maintaining a school or schools, which shall be established in accordance with this act, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for each deaf pupil instructed in any such school for nine months during the school year, and a part of such sum proportionate to the time of instruction of any such pupil so instructed less than nine months during each year.
SEC. 4. The money received from the State Treasurer, as Handling of provided in section three of this act, shall be kept separate and distinct from all other funds by the treasurer of the board receiving it, and shall be known as “the fund for the support Name of fund. of schools for the deaf,” and shall be paid out for no other purpose than for the payment of salaries of teachers of schools for the deaf, as herein provided, and for school appliances, and all sums not expended under this act shall be returned to
fund by state treasurer.