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Advertise for proposals.

The contract for the furnishing of blanks, blank books, and circulars, shall be let within thirty days after the adjournment of each regular session of the legislature, for the period of two years following.

Sec. 4. Immediately after the adjournment of any regular or special session of the legislature, the board shall advertise in five newspapers of general circulation, printed in the state, for proposals for printing of laws and journals of such session, and twenty days prior to the time fixed in the preceding section for the letting of other contracts shall similarly advertise for proposals for the letting of such other contracts. The advertisements shall briefly refer to said letting, stating the number of copies of the different kinds of work, the style and size thereof, the quality of paper and binding required, and samples of the same, and copy of work to be done may be seen at the office of the secretary of state. The advertisement shall also state that the board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the board to decide on the kind, style, and form, the amount of printed matter on a page, the kind and quality of paper, the size of type, the quality and style of binding, and all materials necessary for the publication of the laws, journals, reports of state officers, and bills, and also place samples and copy of work to be done of the same on exhibition in the office of the secretary of state, and all bids and contracts shall strictly conform thereto. Each bid shall state what the bidder is willing to do the work complete, including composition, paper, press work, stitching, binding, lettering, and all material entering into the work required.

SEC. 6. Within twenty days after adjournment of each regular session of the legislature, the officers in

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any department of the government, whose expenditures in any one year exceed the sum of one hundred dollars ($100), for blanks, blank books, or circulars, including revenue books and blanks, shall file with the secretary of state samples of the kinds and styles of work, with the number of copies of blank books, and number of quires of blanks required of each sample, and within ten days thereafter the furnishing of the same shall be let by contract under direction of the board in the same manner as the other contracts herein provided for are let.

Sec. 7. The proposal or bid for any of the contracts Bond must acaforesaid shall not be considered unless the same shall be accompanied by a bond in the sum of five thousand dollars, ($5000) with two or more sureties, that in case the party proposing for any such contract shall be awarded the same such party will, within five days after the award to him of such contract, enter into bonds for the faithful performance thereof.

Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state Notice to sucto give immediate notice to the successful bidder that Bond. his proposal has been accepted, and each successful bidder shall in five days thereafter enter into bonds to the state in the sum of not less than twice the amount of the contract price for each and every contract so awarded to him, with at least two good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by said board, conditioned for the faithful performance, pursuant to this act, of that contract for which he has been adjudged the successful bidder; and if he fail to so give bond within the time allowed, then the contract shall be given to the next lowest bidder who will give bond as aforesaid, or the board may in their discretion advertise anew and relet the contract in the manner herein before provided.

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Sec. 9. Each contractor, under the provisions of this act, shall furnish the proper officer with proof sheets

form of any work required to be done under his contract, and immediately upon the completion thereof shall deliver the same without expense to the secretary of state, who sball deliver the work to the officer entitled thereto.

Sec. 10. It shall be the duty of the attorney general to draw all contracts let under the provisions of this act, and each contract shall be signed by the members of the said board and the party to whom such contract has been awarded; and said contract and the bonds as hereinbefore provided for shall be filed in the office of secretary of state. In case of the non-performance of any contract by the contractor, whereby the state is damaged, and in case any successful bidder shall fail to enter into bond as heretofore provided, it shall be the duty of the attorney general, when so directed by the board, to bring suit upon the proper bond and contract for the recovery of any damage that the state may have sustained, by reason thereof. Sec. 11. Upon the completion of each contract or

. any particular job of work required under any of the provisions of this act, payment therefor shall be made to the proper contractor at the contract price upon vouchers certified to as “correct” by the printing

" board, in the same manner that other accounts against the state are paid, out of any funds appropriated for that purpose by the legislature.

Sec. 12. The contractor for the printing of bills or any matter printed in bill form shall promptly and without unnecessary delay execute all orders of the legislature, or either house thereof, for such printing, and for each failure to complete said printing within three days after receiving the order for the same the

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contractor shall forfeit and pay a penalty of twenty-five dollars, to be deducted from his account on settlement; and all contractors, under the provisions of this act, shall without unnecessary delay execute all orders issued to them by the printing board, and the contractor for printing and binding the laws shall deliver the same to the secretary of state within sixty days after the adjournment of each session of the legislature; and the contractor for printing and binding of the journals shall deliver the same to the secretary of state within ninety days after receiving the copy thereof.

Sec. 13. The secretary of state shall furnish a true Copy furnished and accurate copy of the laws and journals as they may be demanded by the printer thereof, and the clerks of the respective branches of the legislature shall each furnish to the printer, who is bound by his contract to print the same, copies of the journals, bills, reports, and other papers and documents, without unnecessary delay, and no contractor shall be accountable for any delay occasioned by the want of such copy.

Sec. 14. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state Secretary of to classify and arrange for publication the laws, joint laws. resolutions, and memorials passed at each session, and to make out a full index and marginal notes to the laws as fast as shall be necessary. The signatures of the speaker of the house, president of the senate, and governor, shall not be printed at the end of each law and chapter, but only at the end of the volume. The date of approval by the governor shall be affixed to each law, and there shall be prefixed to each volume of laws published the name and residence of the several state officers, the senators and members of the house of representatives, and the presiding officers and clerks of both branches of the legislature at the time of passing such laws.

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Sec. 15. The foregoing provisions of this act shall not apply to the printing of work required during the session of the legislature other than bills, but any such printing shall be done under the supervision of the committee on printing of either house, in such manner and on such terms as they may deem best.. The account therefor to be paid out of any money appropriated for the incidental expenses of the legislature.

Sec. 16. That an act entitled "An act to provide for state printing,” approved June 18, 1867, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 17. This act shall take effect and be in force on and after December 1st, A.D. 1884.

Approved February 24th, A.D. 1883.

Act repealed,
Stat., 375.
Gen. Stat., 515.
1867, 64.

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AN ACT to amend section one, of chapter seventy-two, of the Com

piled Statutes of 1881, to compel railroad corporations to fence along their line, when parties owning lands adjoining, desire to fence their land or part thereof, and the duties and liabilities of railroad corporations in relation to fencing their railroads.

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

Act amended.
Btat., 381.

Fencing 12 Neb., 79.

Section 1. [Fencing.] That section one of chapter seventy-two of the Compiled Statutes of 1881 be amended to read as follows:

SECTION 1. That every railroad corporation whose lines of road or any part thereof is open for use, shall, within six months after the passage of this act, and every railroad company formed, or to be formed, but whose lines are not now open for use, shall, within six months after the lines of such railroad or any part

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