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amended by Chapter 78, Session Laws of 1915, is hereby amended to read as follows:

4268 Sec. 166. Cities over 100,000-pensions to retired police officers.-Whenever any person heretofore or after the taking effect of this act shall have been duly appointed or selected and sworn and has served for twenty years, or more, in the aggregate, as a member, in any capacity or any rank whatever, of the regularly constituted police department of any such city, being of the age of fifty years, or over, such person. shall have the absolute right and be entitled, on his application. made in writing to the City Council, to retire from active service on such police force, and shall be allowed a pension equal to half his salary at the time of retirement; provided, he shall have held the rank he holds at the time of his retirement for a period of at least one year, and that no officer of the department shall be retired on a pension of less than $50.00 per month, such pension to be paid out of and from said Police Relief and Pension fund. If, upon the death of any such retired officer, he leaves surviving him a widow, a pension of $40.00 a month shall be paid to such widow so long as she shall remain the widow of such retired member, and such pension so paid shall be paid out of and from said Police Relief and Pension Fund. Provided, the Board of Directors of the Police Relief and Pension Fund of Metropolitan cities are hereby authorized and empowered to pay a pension not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25.00), per month, out of the Pension and Relief Fund of Metropolitan Cities, to the widows of policemen or police officers who died while in the service as such policemen, or police officer, prior to 1913.

Sec. 2. Repeal.-That Section 4268, Revised Statutes for 1913 as amended by Chapter 78, Session Laws of 1915 and said Chapter 78, Session Laws of 1915 are hereby repealed.

Approved, April 2, 1917.

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AN ACT to amend Sections 4275 and 4276 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska for 1913, and to repeal said original sections.

Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Nebraska:

Section 1. Amendment.-That Sections 4275 and 4276 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska, 1913, be and the same are hereby amended to read as follows:

4275 Sec. 173. Omaha-municipal supplies bids for. During the month of December of each year, the mayor and city council shall prepare, or cause to be prepared a list of all supplies required for each office and department or board for the ensuing year. Such list shall designate clearly the quantity and quality of the articles required, but shall not specify the particular product of any manufacturer. The city clerk shall advertise for bids on the articles in such list for at least three successive days, in the official newspaper. Such advertisement shall state, in substance, that at a certain stated regular meeting of the city council bids will be received and opened for all such supplies, and it shall be sufficient in such advertisement to describe the articles in a general way and refer to such list as being on file in the office of the city clerk. Such bids shall be received at the first regular meeting of the city council held after such advertisement has been completed, and awards shall be made at the next regular meeting thereafter. Bidders shall not be required to bid on all items included in such estimate, nor upon all items in one class. The council may accept the lowest and best bid on any item or items and may reject any and all bids: Provided, other or additional supplies not exceeding the value of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars for any officer or board may be purchased on the request of the mayor and comptroller.

4276 Sec. 174. Same-advertisements. The foregoing list shall include any and all supplies or equipment for public improvements, street cleaning or repairs, or horses, hose, engines, vehicles or implements used by the park board, or fire department, or police department. A list of such supplies may be made and advertised for at any time upon request of the proper board of officers, but subject to all the foregoing provisions and

restrictions as to the bids and newspapers and advertisements for bids. The foregoing list shall not include the books, documents, or other papers or material purchased by the library board.

Sec. 2. Repeal.-That Sections 4275 and 4276 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska, 1913, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved, April 24, 1917.

CHAPTER 93.

(Senate File No. 91.)

[Introduced by Mr. Moriarity.]

AN ACT to amend Sections 4331 and 4363 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska for 1913, as amended by Chapter 75 of the Session Laws of the State of Nebraska for 1915, relating to Municipal Corporations, and to repeal said sections so amended, and declaring an emergency.

Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Nebraska:

Section 1. Amendment.-That Sections 4331 and 4363 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska for 1913, as amended by Chapter 75 of the Session Laws of the State of Nebraska for 1915, relating to municipal corporations, be and the same are hereby amended to read as follows:

4331. Sec. 229. Cities of metropolitan class-limitation of taxes. It shall be the duty of the City Council annually to certify by resolution to the County Clerk of the county in which such city is located the number of mills tax on the dollar to be raised by taxation for all municipal purposes for the ensuing calendar year upon all taxable property within the limits of the city. Such number of mills shall not exceed thirty-one, and such additional number of mills not exceeding nine, as may be fixed and determined by the council for a sinking fund to pay the interest on the general bonded indebtedness of the city, and an additional number of mills not less than two nor more than four as may be fixed and determined by the council for a bond

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sinking fund to be used only in paying off matured bonds of the city.

The City Council shall certify the number of mills hereinbefore mentioned before the County Board of Equalization has made a levy for taxes in each year. The City Council shall also certify to the County Clerk, the levy by the Board of Education of any metropolitan school district, and any other sum to the County Clerk as may be required by the laws governing metropolitan cities or by general law.

4363 Sec. 261. Special funds set apart.-The City Council shall annually in the first week in January after the levy, set aside the following funds to be designated as special funds. The amounts set aside at such time shall be the maximum amounts that may be expended from the taxes and other incomes of the city during the ensuing year unless otherwise provided in this chapter, to-wit:

For the Fire Department,

For the Police Department,

For the Public Library,

For lights on streets and public grounds,

For park system, play grounds,

For ordinary street repair grading,

For cleaning and sweeping pavements,

For repairing pavements, modifying, reforming or changing and maintaining curbs, gutters and asphalt repair plant.

Sec. 2. Repeal. That said original Sections 4331 and 4363 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska for 1913, as amended by Chapter 75 of the Session Laws of Nebraska for 1915, relating to municipal corporations, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. Emergency. Whereas, an emergency exists, this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval according to law.

Approved, April 11, 1917.

CHAPTER 94.

(House Roll No. 606.)

[Introduced by Mr. Peterson.]

AN ACT to amend Section 4524 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska for the year 1913, as amended by Chapter 82 of the Session Laws of Nebraska for the year 1915, with reference to grading, curbing, paving, macadamizing, or otherwise improving streets, alleys, public ways, public grounds, and improvement districts in cities of more than 40,000 and less than 100,000 inhabitants, and to repeal said section as amended, and declaring an emergency.

Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Nebraska:

Section 1. Amendment. That Section 4524 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska for the year 1913, as amended by Chapter 82 of the Session Laws of Nebraska for the year 1915, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

4524 Sec. 63. Cities 40,000 to 100,000-street improvement -grading-paving. The council shall have power to grade, partially or to an established grade, curb, recurb, gutter, or otherwise improve or repair any street or streets, alley or alleys, public grounds, public way or ways or part thereof, including the sidewalk space, at public cost or by levy of special assessments on the property specially benefited thereby proportionate to benefits; but grading to an established grade, curbing or guttering, shall be done only on petition of the owners of the record title representing the majority of the feet frontage of property directly abutting. When the street, streets, public way or public grounds, shall have been brought to an established grade, the council shall have power and authority to bring the sidewalk, sidewalks and sidewalk space of the abut-. ting property to grade, and shall have the power and authority thereupon to levy special assessments against the property benefited on account thereof, not to exceed, however, the cost of the improvement. Ordinary repairs, not including, however, repaving, or resurfacing or relaying existing pavement shall be at public cost. The council shall have power to pave, repave, macadamize, curb, recurb, change grade, widen or narrow streets, or roadways, gutter, resurface, or relay existing pavement, or otherwise improve any street, streets, alley, alleys, public grounds, public way or ways or part thereof, and by ordinance create paving, repaving, grading, curbing, recurbing, resurfacing or improvement districts therefor, to be consecu

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