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than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars.

Sec. 12. That section forty-seven of said Act is hereby repealed.

Approved March 12th, A. D. 1861.

Section 47 repealed

CHAPTER IV.

An Act in Relation to the Redemption of Lands Sold

for Taxes.

SECTION 1. Time extended one year-If redeemed within six months, all interest and

penalties abated—if within twelve months, fifty per cent.-within nino months, twenty-five per cent.

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

SECTION 1. That the time for the redemption of all lands heretofore sold for taxes, and which lands have

been purchased and are now held by any city or county, Extension of time when the redemption expires within one year, or has exone year pired, and which have not been redeemed, shall be ex

tended for the further time of one year. And the proper officers, on the payment, within six months after the passage of this act, of all taxes assessed on said lands prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine (1859) is hereby required to abate all interest (except beven [7] per cent. per annum, penalties and costs thereon, except cost of advertisement and sale,) and in like manner if payment as aforesaid is made within nine months, to abate fifty (50) per cent., and if paid within twelve (12) months, twenty-five per cent. of all such in

terest. Provided, That the provisions of this act shall Proviso

not extend to any case where the time for redemption has already expired, and the county or city has advertised to give tax deeds, unless the owner or party in interest shall prior to the day designated for executing such deed or deeds, pay into the county or city treasury all costs and expenses incurred by giving such notice.

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

Approved March 8th, A. D. 1861.

CHAPTER V.

An Act to Provide for the Assessment and Collection of

a Tax for State Purposes.

Section 1. Tax to be levied on the taxable property of the State of four mills on the

dollar-for what purpose.
2. Duty of the proper officers of the several counties of the State.
8. Act when to take effect.

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

SECTION 1. There shall be levied on all the taxable property in the State of Minnesota, for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, a tax of four mills on the dollar for the use of the State, including the sum Tax to be levied to be raised as a sinking fund, and for the interest of the for what purState debt under the provisions of an act entitled “An POS Act to authorize a loan of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to defray the current expenses of the State," approved March thirteenth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight; one and a half mills thereof shall be payable in gold or silver; so much thereof as may be necessary shall be applied to the payment of interest and expenses on State loan of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the proper officers of

Duty of proper the several counties of the State to assess and collect said officers tax in their respective counties, and pay the same over to the treasurer of State in the manner and time prescribed by law.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved March 8, A. D. 1861.

CHAPTER VI.

An Act to Amend an Act Entitled an Act to Pro

vide for County Organization and Government.

SBOTION 1. Amendment to Section 1, Article 2, Chapter 15, of the General Laws of

Minnesota for

the year 1860. Board of County Commissionershow elect ed-term of office. 2. Amendment to Section 22, Article 2. Commissioners to fix amount of Coun

ty Tax. 3. Amendment to Section 24, Article 2. Election of Commissioners. 4. Amendment to Section 26, Article 2. County Auditor to be Clerk of Board

of County Commissioners.
5. Amendment to Section 82, Article 2. Repeal of Acts inconsistent with this

Act.
6. Act to take effect on passage.

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

SECTION 1. That section one (1) article two (2) of chapter fifteen (15) of the general laws of Minnesota, for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty, be amended so as to read as follows:

Each and every county in this State shall be deemed an organized county for the purposes provided in this Act, and in each and every county there shall be a board of county commissioners. In those counties in which at

the last general election there was cast eight hundred Board of County votes or more, the said board shall consist of five memCommissioners-bers, and in all other counties of three members, whose how elected term of office term of office shall be three years, and until their suc

cessors are elected or appointed and qualified; Provided, That in each and every county which has a township organization and in which the board of county commissioners shall consist of five members, the person elected from district number one, shall hold his office for the term of one year, the persons elected from districts number two and three shall hold their offices for the term of two years, and the persons elected from districts number four and five shall hold their office for the term of three years, and that a commissioner or commissioners shall be elected annually thereafter, for the term of three years to succeed the person or persons whose term of office shall have expired, and in each and every county which

has a township organization, and in which the board of county commissioners shall consist of three members, the person elected from district number one, shall hold his office for the term of one year, the

person

elected from district number two shall hold his office for the term of two years, and the person elected from district number three shall hold his office for the term of three years, and that a commissioner shall be elected annually thereafter for the term of three years, to succeed the person whose term of office shall have then expired ; and in each and every county which has not a township organization, the said board shall be appointed by the Governor of the State, who shall be qualified electors of their respective counties, and shall qualify in the same manner as that provided for, for commissioners, elected in accordance with the provisions of this Act; and the board of commissioners so elected or appointed, are hereby authorized and empowered to do and perform such acts and things as are now or may hereafter be required of them; Provided, further, That in counties containing less than three election districts, the commissioners may be elected at large; Provided, That cities, being entitled to more than one commissioner, and having but one ward, may elect by general ticket.

Sec. 2. That section twenty-two (22) of article two (2) be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 22. The several boards of county commissioners are authorized to fix the amount of county tax to be assessed, and cause the same to be collected but no tax shall To fix amount of be assessed nor any debt created by said board for the county tox erection of court houses, jails, or other county buildings, without being first anthorized by a vote of the electors of the county, Provided, That the county commissioners shall not be authorized to expend an amount of money exceeding one thousand dollars for any extraordinary purpose unless the same has been submitted to the people and by them approved; Provided, however, That nothing herein contained shall be construed so as to prohibit the issuing of bonds by any county for the purpose of paying debts and liabilities already existing, or to take up bonds or orders already issued; Provided, That in the counties of Ramsey, Dakota, Rice, Winona, Houston, Hennepin, Goodhue, Olmstead and Wabashaw, no tax shall be assessed to exceed three mills on the dollar of

the taxable property of the county for county purposes, unless first authorized so to do by a vote of the people.

Sec. 3. Section twenty-four of said article two shall

be amended so as to read as follows: Election of Com The first election of county commissioners under this missioners

Act shall be at the general election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of October next, and the commissioners so elected shall qualify according to the provisions of this Act.

SEC. 4. Section twenty-six of said article two, shall

be so amended as to read as follows: Auditor to be

The auditor of each county shall be clerk of the board clerk of Board of county commissioners, and shall make and keep a

complete record of all their proceedings.

Sec. 5. Section thirty-two of said article two and all Repeal of former other acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisacts

ions of this Act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 6. This Act to take effect immediately after its passage.

Approved March 8, A. D. 1861.

CHAPTER VII.

An Act to Amend an Act, entitled An Act to Provide for Township, Organization, approved February twenty-first, one thousand eight hundred and sixty.

SECTION 1. Amendment to Section 2, Article 5, of the Act approved February twenty

first, one thousand eight hundred and sixty. Officers how chosen.
2. Amendment to Section 1, Article 7. Vacancies how filled.
3. Amendment to Section 4, Article 7. Board of Supervisors may accept resig.

nations.
4, Act to take effect on passage.

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

SECTION 1. That section two of article five of an act entitled an act to provide for township organization, approved February twenty-first, A. D., eighteen hundred and sixty, be amended to read as follows:

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