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LAWS AND RESOLUTIONS

PASSED BY THE

LEGISLATURE OF 1883-84, AT ITS EXTRA SESSION.

CHAPTER I.

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 1, relative to the Postal

Telegraph Bill introduced in Congress by Hon. Charles A.
Sumner.

[Adopted March 31, 1884.]

Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That we Postal Teleheartily indorse the Postal Telegraph Bill introduced in graph Bill. Congress by Hon. Charles A. Sumner, of this State, believing it to be an eminently wise and practical measure, and one imperatively demanded by the interests of the people of the United States.

Resolved, That our Senators be and they are hereby instructed, and our Representatives requested, to support and by all honorable means endeavor to secure the passage of said bill.

Resolved, That the Governor be requested to forward a copy of the foregoing resolutions to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

CHAPTER II.

Assembly Concurrent Resolution relative to statuary presented to

the State of California by D. 0. Mills.

[Adopted April 2, 1884.)

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Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That the Thanks to D thanks of the State of California be returned to D. 0. Mills 0. Mills for for the beautiful and costly statuary group, typical of the statuary. discovery of America by Columbus, presented by him to the State, and placed in the rotunda of the Capitol.

Resolved, That the Governor be requested to forward to Mr. Mills an official copy of these resolutions.

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Senate Concurrent Resolution relative to the speedy passage of the

Chinese Restriction Act, now pending in Congress.

[Adopted March 31, 1884.]

Restriction WHEREAS, There are now pending in the Senate of the
Immigra-

United States, and in the House of Representatives, cer-
tain measures which will tend to relieve the State of Cali-
fornia from the continued immigration of Chinese;

tion.

Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate of the Legislature of California, the Assembly concurring, that the Congress of the United States should, without unnecessary delay, pass the amended Chinese Restriction Bill, now pending before that body; be it further

Resolved, That the Governor be requested to forward a copy of the foregoing resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

CHAPTER IV.

An Act making appropriations to pay the expenses of the extra

session of the Legislature, and other matters incidental thereto,
of the State of California, during the thirty-fifth fiscal year.

[Approved April 4, 1884.]

Appropriation for leg. islative expenses.

Per diem of
Assembly.

Officers of
Assembly.

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:
SECTION 1. The following sums of money are hereby
appropriated out of any money in the General Fund of
the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay the
expenses of the extra session of the Legislature, and other
matters incidental thereto:

For the per diem and mileage of Assemblymen, twenty-
one thousand and five hundred dollars.

For pay of officers and clerks of Assembly, three thousand and five hundred dollars.

For contingent expenses of the Assembly, six thousand dollars.

For the per diem and mileage of the Lieutenant-Governor and Senators, ten thousand dollars.

For pay of officers and clerks of the Senate, two thousand and five hundred dollars.

For contingent expenses of the Senate, four thousand dollars.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect immediately.

Contingent expenses of Assembly. Per diem of Senate.

Officers of
Senate.

Contingent expenses of Senate.

CHAPTER V.

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10, relative to the establish

ment of Experimental Stations in connection with Agricultural Colleges.

[Adopted April 15, 1884.)

WHEREAS, There is now pending before Congress a bill to Preamble.

establish National Experimental Stations in connection with the Agricultural Colleges of the various States; therefore, be it

Stations.

Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That our National ExSenators and Representatives in Congress be requested to personal use their utmost endeavor to secure the passage of said bill.

Resolved, That the Governor of the State of California be requested to transmit a copy of this resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives.

CHAPTER VI.

Assembly Concurrent Resolution relative to river and harbor

appropriations made by the Congress of the United States for the Pacific Coast and remaining now unexpended.

[Adopted April 30, 1884.]

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WHEREAS, It is reported that the Secretary of War refuses Improve

to permit the expenditure of the appropriation made by ment of the Congress of the United States of America for the improve- ifornia. ment of the Sacramento and other rivers and their tributaries situated within this State; whereas, the demands of commerce, the interests of the people, and the protection of these great highways of nature, imperatively demand that every effort should be made to maintain them so that their navigation for commercial purposes may be unimpeded and the inauguration of such improvements be made as may best secure that result; whereas, the flow of debris in the rivers of the State has been restrained under the decision of the Circuit Court of the United States, and, therefore, the reason advanced by the War Department, that as long as that was permitted it was useless to expend public moneys in their improvement, no longer exists; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be requested to use all honorable means, either by personal application at the War Department, or by action of Congress, to secure, on the part of the Government of the United States, the improvement of the rivers herein before named.

Be it further resolved, That his Excellency the Governor of the State of California be requested to send a duly certified

copy of these resolutions to the Secretary of War, Hon. Robert T. Lincoln, and to our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

CHAPTER VII.

An Act making appropriations to pay the expenses of the extra

session of the Legislature, and other matters incidental thereto, of the State of California, during the thirty-fifth fiscal year.

[Approved May 6, 1884.]

Appropria

islative expenses.

Per diem of
Assembly.
Officers of
Assembly.

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The following sums of money are hereby appropriated out of any money in the General Fund of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay the expenses of the extra session of the Legislature, and other matters incidental thereto:

For the per diem and mileage of Assemblymen, sixteen thousand and five hundred dollars.

For pay of officers and clerks of Assembly, two thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses of the Assembly, two thousand and five hundred dollars.

For the per diem and mileage of the Lieutenant-Governor and Senators, ten thousand dollars.

For pay of officers and clerks of the Senate, three thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses of the Senate, two thousand and five hundred dollars.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect immediately.

Contingent
expenses of
Assembly.
Per diem of
Senate.

Officers of
Senate.

Contingent expenses of Senate.

CHAPTER VIII.

An Act to provide for funding the indebtedness of counties in

certain cases.

[Approved May 8, 1884.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

Outstanding SECTION 1. Whenever any county shall have had, at indebtedness twelve o'clock meridian, on the first day of January, eighteen on January hundred and eighty, an outstanding indebtedness, evidenced 1, 1880.

by bonds or warrants thereof, theretofore legally issued, and such indebtedness, or any part thereof, shall have been thereafter paid in accordance with the laws in force at the time such bonds or warrants were issued, out of the income and revenue received by such county since that date, and such

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