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dred dollars in any calendar year, shall be paid into the treasury of the county. Said collections shall be made by said reporters who shall settle monthly with the fiscal court of the county and shall pay the amount found by such settlement in their hands respectively immediately into the county treasury until said reporters respectively shall have paid into the treasury during any calendar year the sum of eighteen hundred dollars, provided the fees collected by such reporters respectively shall equal the sum of eighteen hundred dollars, but in no event shall any of said reporters be required to reimburse the county for sums received from it beyond the amount which said reporters shall have collected in their respective offices during such calendar year, and provided, further, that any fees so collected in excess of eighteen hundred dollars per annum shall be retained by such reporters without accounting to said county therefor. If any such reporters are employed less than a year, they shall be required to account to the county. only for so much of the fees collected by them during that time as shall equal the sums paid to them by the county for that time; and if the reporters collect during that time less than the sums so received from the county, then they shall pay to the county only the sums actually received by them.

In computing the fees of reporters, fees for attendance in court and the price of transcripts and depositions which they may make in their capacities as such reporters and which may be filed, shall be included."

Said section when amended will read as follows:

“Tlie fees of said reporters appointed under the provisions of this act, when serving in criminal cases in any of said courts, shall be fixed by the

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presiding judge thereof, not, however, to exceed five dollars per day for taking stenographic notes, and fifteen cents per one hundred words for the transcript thereof, which fees shall be paid upon the order of the presiding judge of said court, by the county in which said circuit court is situated, if the same is ordered by the court for the use of the Commonwealth's attorney. If the transcript of the notes of said reporter in any criminal case is ordered by the presiding judge upon the motion of the defendant, or his counsel, the defendant shall be required to pay for the same, if, in the opinion of the court, he is able to do so. If it shall appear that the defendant is not able to pay for such transcript, the court may direct the same to be paid for as heretofore provided, and the same may be recovered at any future time from the defendant: Provided, That the amount paid by the county in such cases shall not exceed twelve hundred dollars per annum: Provided, however, That in counties having a population of one hundred and fifty thousand or more, the reporter of the criminal branch of the circuit court shall receive a salary to be fixed by the presiding judge of said branch of said court, not exceeding, however, the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars per annum, and shall receive no other compensation from the county for such services: And provided, further, That no part of the fees or salary of said reporter shall be paid by the Commonwealth. The fees of said reporter when serving in civil cases in any of said courts or divisions, shall be fixed by the presiding judge thereof, not, however, to exceed five dollars per day for taking stenographic reports, and fifteen cents per one hundred words for the transcript thereof, which shall be paid forthwith by the party or parties in whose

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behalf such report or transcript is ordered, and shall be taxed as a part of the costs of the suit or proceeding: Provided, however, That said reporter shall not be required to file any of said transcripts without payment therefor by the party or parties in whose behalf the same is ordered: Provided, however, further, That the presiding judge of said court or division may direct said reporter to file a transcript upon the motion of any party suing in forma papueris: Provided, further, that in counties having a population of one hundred and fifty thousand or more, the reporters of the common pleas and chancery branches of said court shall be paid for their services at the rate of eighteen hundred dollars per annum in each calendar year, or a proportionate amount where they serve for less than a year, such salaries to be paid in monthly instalments by the fiscal court of the county in which said reporters are appointed, out of the county treasury from money raised for county purposes, and all fees collected by said reporters for services rendered in their respective offices, not exceeding eighteen hundred dollars in any calendar year, shall be paid into the treasury of the county. Said collections shall be made by said reporters who shall settle monthly with the fiscal court of the county and shall pay the amount found by such settlement in their hands respectively immediately into the county treasury until said reporters respectively shall have paid into the treasury during any calendar year the sum of eighteen hundred dollars, provided the fees collected by such reporters respectively shall equal the sum of eighteen hundred dollars, but in no event shall any of said reporters be required to reimburse the county for sums received from it beyond the amount which said reporters shall have collected in their respective offices during such calendar year, and provided further, that any fees so collected in excess of eighteen hundred dollars per annum shall be retained by such reporters without accounting to said county therefor. If any such reporters are employed less than a year, they shall be required to account to the county only for so much of the fees collected by them during that time as shall equal the sums paid to them by the county for that time; and if the reporters collect during that time less than the sums so received from the county, then they shall pay to the county only the sums actually receievd by them.

In computing the fees of reporters, fees for attendance in court and the price of transcripts and depositions which they may make in their capacities as such reporters and which may be filed, shall be included."

Whereas, to provide reasonable compensation for the aforesaid reporters in order to maintain the efficiency of the courts of Jefferson county, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this act shall take effect on and after its approval by the Governor.

Approved February 27, 1918.

CHAPTER 3. AN ACT dividing the Commonwealth of Kentucky into thirty. eight senatorial districts.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

That the State of Kentucky be and the same is hereby divided into thirty-eight senatorial districts as follows:

District One. That the counties of Graves, Ilick

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man and Fulton, having a population of fifty-nine thousand four hundred and two, shall be Senatorial District Number One.

District Two. That the counties of Carlisle, Ballard, McCracken and Marshall, having a population of seventy-two thousand five hundred and seventythree shall be Senatorial District Number Two.

District Three. That the counties of Caldwell, Calloway, Lyon and Trigg, having a population of fifty-seven thousand eight hundred and ninety-two shall be Senatorial District Number Three.

District Four. That the counties of Livingston, Crittenden and Union, having a population of fortythree thousand eight hundred and nine shall be Senatorial District Number Four.

District Five. That the counties of Henderson, and Webster, having a population of fifty thousand three hundred and twenty-seven shall be Senatorial District Number Five.

District Six. That the counties of Christian and Hopkins, having a population of seventy-three thousand one hundred and thirty-six, shall be Senatorial District Number Six.

District Seven. That the counties of Muhlenberg, Ohio and Butler, having a population of seyenty-two thousand and forty-five, shall be Senatorial District Number Seven.

District Eight. That the counties of Daviess and McClean, having a population of fifty-two thousand four hundred and sixty-one, shall be Senatorial District Number Eight.

District Nine. That the counties of Logan, Simpson and Todd, having a population of fifty-two thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, shall be Senatorial District Number Nine.

District Ten. That the counties of Hancock,

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