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salary and payable at such times as the County Fair Board may provide.
Sec. 8. Rules.-The County Fair Board may adopt, from time to time, and when adopted shall publish, such by-laws, rules and regulations as they may deem necessary, and shall publish a premium list, and shall do all things necessary and proper for the successful management of the fair.
Sec. 9. Report of board.-The County Fair Board shall make report in writing to the county board not less than once in every six months showing a complete statement and report of their actions, which report shall be kept in the office of the county clerk and shall be open to public inspection.
Sec. 10. Tax levy for support.-During the month of November, each year, the County Fair Board shall prepare and submit to the county board an estimate, itemized as far as possible, of amount of money which shall be necessary to be collected by taxation for the support and management of the fair for the ensuing year. The county board shall levy such amount of taxes as may be necessary for county fair purposes and such tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as general taxes for the county.
Sec. 11. County aid limited to county fairs.-Whenever any county shall have established a county fair under the provisions of this act no money shall be paid by the county to any other society or association maintaining a fair within the county.
Sec. 12. Claims-audited by county board. The County Fair Board shall cause to be filed with the county board from time to time all claims to be paid from money raised by taxation and such claims shall be allowed and paid in like manner as general claims against the county.
Approved, April 5, 1917.
(Senate File No. 124.)
[Introduced by Mr. Hager.]
AN ACT providing a way whereby the county seat of any county within the state of Nebraską may be changed or relocated; and whereby any county in the state may be divided; to provide for the calling and holding of an election therefor; to fix the number of qualified electors required upon a petition, to authorize the calling of such election and to fix the number of votes required to change or relocate such county seat; to prohibit the calling of such an election oftener than once in ten years, and to repeal sections 939, 940, 941, 942, 943, 944, 945, 946 and 947, of the Revised Statutes of 1913, and to provide penalties for the violation of this act.
Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Nebraska:
Section 1. County seat-relocation of-Whenever the inhabitants of any county are desirous of changing their county seat and upon the petition therefor being presented to the county board, which petition shall name some one city, town, village or place to which it is desired to remove the county seat, signed by the resident electors of said county equal in number to three-fifths of all votes cast in said county at the last general election held therein, and containing in addition to the names of the petitioners the section, township and range on which, or the town or city in which the petitioners reside, with their age and time of residence in the county, it shall be the duty of such board to forthwith call a special election in said county for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors thereof the question of the removal of the county seat to the one city, town, village or place named in the petition.
Sec. 2. Election-notice.-Notice of the time and place of holding said election shall be given in the same manner, and the election shall be conducted in all respects the same as is provided by the law relating to general elections for county purposes, and there shall be printed on the ballots the name of the city, town, village or place which is the present county seat, and the name of the one city, town, village, or place to which it is proposed to move the county seat. The electors shall vote for one of the two places named on the ballot, and if the one place to which it is proposed to move the county seat shall receive three-fifths of all the votes cast at the election,
Ch. 169, 170)
such city, town, village or place shall become and remain from and after the first day of the third month next succeeding such election the county seat of said county. Provided further, that the question of relocation and division of any county within the state, shall not be again submitted to the electors for the period of ten years from and after the date of any such election, held subsequent to the passage of this act.
Sec. 3. Removal of offices on relocation.-When any such county seat shall have been relocated it shall be the duty of all county officers to forthwith remove their respective offices and all county records and property in their charge to the place where said county seat shall have been relocated; and any county officer who shall refuse to comply with any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), and a conviction of any such officer of such misdemeanor shall work a vacancy in his office.
Sec. 4. Repeal.-That Sections 939, 940, 941, 942, 943, 944, 945, 946 and 947 of the Revised Statutes for 1913, be and the same are hereby repealed.
Approved, April 19, 1917.
(House Roll No. 798.)
[Introduced by Mr. Richmond on Special Message from Governor Neville.] AN ACT authorizing the Board of County Commissioners or Board of Supervisors, as the case may be, in counties having 9,000 inhabitants or more, to sell land or lots belonging to said counties for the purpose of securing funds to erect a poor house or additions thereto, or a county hospital, or both, or to issue and sell bonds for the purpose of erecting such building or buildings, and to purchase land, or lots on which to erect such building or buildings, when approved by a vote of the electors of said county.
Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Nebraska:
Section 1. Counties sale of lands. The board of county
commissioners, or board of supervisors, as the case may be, in counties in this state having 9,000 inhabitants or more, may, when in their discretion they shall deem it advisable, sell any land or lots belonging to such county, for the purpose of securing funds to erect a county poor house, or additions thereto, or a county hospital, or both; and to purchase land or lots upon which to erect such building or buildings; or in lieu of the sale of any land or lots belonging to such county for the purpose aforesaid the board of county commissioners, or board of supervisors, as the case may be, in such counties, is hereby authorized to issue and sell bonds of the county in such sum as the board of county commissioners, or board of supervisors, as the case may be, may deem advisable, the same to bear interest at a rate not to exceed five per cent per annum.
Provided, no such lands nor lots shall be sold, and no bonds shall be issued, until the question of the sale of such lands or lots, and the issue of said bonds shall have been submitted to the voters of such county at a general election, or a special election called for such purpose, and such sale of lands or lots, or such issue of bonds, approved by a majority of the electors voting on such proposition at any such election.
Sec. 2. Emergency. Whereas, an emergency exists. this act shall be in force from and after its passage and approval. Approved, April 25, 1917.
(House Roll No. 68.)
[Introduced by Mr. Mills.]
AN ACT to provide for the relief of worthy blind in the counties.
Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Nebraska
Section 1. Blind-county aid to. The county board of every county may contribute such sums of money from the general fund of the county toward the support of every worthy
blind person free from vicious habits, as hereinafter provided, except in such counties as contain a state school for the blind, then in that case said county shall in no case be held for the hereinafter aid to any such person who has been drawn to such county by virtue of the aforesaid state school for the blind being located therein.
Sec. 2. Who entitled to aid. That all male blind persons over the age of twenty-one years, and all female blind persons over the age of eighteen years, who are declared to be blind in the manner hereinafter set forth, and who come within the provisions of this act, may receive such an amount as said county board may deem right as a benefit not to exceed $300.00 per annum, payable quarterly upon warrants properly drawn upon the treasurer of the county of which such person or persons are residents. To be blind within the provisions of the act, the person must be destitute of useful vision.
Sec. 3. Said blind person must be resident of this state at the passage of this act, or become a resident of the county for one year and of the state five years, before entitled to said benefits. Any person who has an income of less than three hundred dollars per annum, and who is destitute of useful vision so as to be incapacitated for the performance of labor, rendering such person incapable of earning a support, is entitled, upon proper proof, to the benefits of this act.
Approved, April 24, 1917.