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STATUTES

OF CALIFORNIA,

PASSED AT

TIE TENTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.

CHAP. I.-An Act to appropriate money for Postage and Express

purposes during the present session of the Legislature.

[Approved January 17, 1859.)

Sum appro

priated.

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

Assembly, do enact as follows: Section 1. The sum of three thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, from any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be used for postage and express purposes, for Lieutenant-Governor, Members of the Legislature, Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the Assembly, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate, and Sergeant-at-Arms of the Assembly.

Sec. 2. Each officer named in section first of this Act shall Limitation. be entitled to such sum as he may require for postage and express purposes, during the present session of the Legislature, not exceeding twenty-five dollars, to be paid from appropriations made by this Act.

Sec. 3. The Controller is hereby authorized and required to Drawing of draw his warrant in favor of the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate and Assembly, in such sums as they may require, not exceeding the amount which may be, by provisions of this Act, disbursed in either House.

SEC. 4. The Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate, and the Ser- Account. geant-at-Arms of the Assembly, shall open a postage account with the Lieutenant-Governor, Secretary of the Senate, Clerk of the Assembly, and each Member of the Senate and Assembly, respectively, and shall furnish such postage and express stamps

warrrant.

to each Member, and to the Lieutenant-Governor, Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the Assembly, as he [they] may require, not exceeding in value twenty-five dollars, and any residue which may result from said appropriation, at the close of the session, into the State Treasury, to the credit of the General Fund.

Sec. 5. The Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate, and the Sergeantat-Arms of the Assembly, shall make, to their respective Houses, at the expiration of each month, and at the close of the session, an exhibit of the postage account of each person entitled to the benefit of this Act.

Exhibit of account.

Salaries of

CHAP. II.-An Act to amend "An Act to establish the Pay of Officers

and Employés of the Senate and Assembly, and to repeal existing laws relating thereto," approved April twenty-sixth, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.

[Approved January 19, 1859.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Section third of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section third—To the Engrossing and Enrolling Clerks of the clerks, and Senate and Assembly, each nine dollars per day. For all copying

into the Journals of the Senate and Assembly, fifteen cents per folio; and, for all copying for the State-Printer, or otherwise, (which copying shall be performed under the supervision and direction of the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the Assembly, respectively,) the sum of ten cents per folio.

SEC. 2. Section fifth of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section fifth-To Committee Clerks and the Minute Clerk of Clerks, pages and porters. the Secretary of the Senate, and the Minute Clerk of the Chief

Clerk of the Assembly, each eight dollars per day. To each of the two Porters of the Senate, and three of the Assembly, five dollars per day; and to each of two Pages of the Senate, and three of the Assembly, three dollars per day.

folio.

CHAP. III.-An Act to authorize the Board of Supervisors in and

for the County of Plumas to levy a Special Tax, for Building Purposes, in said County.

[Approved January 19, 1859.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

Special tax.

Section 1. The Board of Supervisors of Plumas County are hereby authorized and required to levy, and cause to be collected, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, (and from year to year, thereafter, until such time as a sufficient income shall have been derived, in the judgment of the Board of Supervisors, for building purposes,) in the manner, and at the same time, as State and County taxes, and in addition thereto, a special tax, not to exceed sixty cents on each one hundred dollars of taxable property, in said County of Plumas.

SEC. 2. The income derived under section one of this Act shall Manner of be expended in the erection of County Buildings, at the County-ture. seat of Plumas County, under the supervision and direction of the Board of Supervisors of said County, as by law provided for.

expendi

CHAP. IV.–An Act to legalize an Order of the Court of Sessions of

the County of Siskiyou, and all the Proceedings had thereunder and dependent thereon.

(Approved January 20, 1859.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

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SECTION 1. An order made by the Court of Sessions of the Order legalCounty of Siskiyou, and entered in the records thereof on the izd. sixth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two, in the following words, to wit: “Ordered, that the Treasurer of this County be allowed five per cent. on all County funds by him received, as a compensation for his services in the safe-keeping and disbursement of the same," be, and the same is hereby, adopted; and the same, and all proceedings bad in pursuance and under the authority thereof, and dependent thereon, are hereby legalized and confirmed : And the said order shall continue in force until the first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, and no longer.

CHAP. V.-An Act creating the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Judicial

Districts of this State, and providing for the holding of Courts therein.

[Approved January 27, 1859.) The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Fifth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Judicial Division of Districts of this State are hereby divided, and the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Judicial Districts created. The Counties of San Joaquin and Tuolumne shall remain, and hereafter constitute,

districts.

suits.

of terms:

the Fifth Judicial District, of which the present Judge shall remain and be the Judge. The County of Nevada shall remain, and hereafter constitute, the Fourteenth Judicial District, of which the present Judge shall be and remain the Judge. The Counties of Colusa, Tehama, and Butte, shall remain, and hereafter constitute, the Fifteenth Judicial District, of which the present District Judge shall remain and be the Judge. The Counties of Calaveras and Amador shall constitute the Sixteenth Judicial District, and the Counties of Sierra and Plumas shall constitute the Seventeenth Judicial District, for each of which, District Judges shall be appointed, and elected, as here

inafter provided. Disposition Sec. 2. Suits brought, and matters pending, in the District of pending Court in the Counties of Calaveras and Amador, shall be heard

and determined in the Sixteenth Judicial District, as if such matters had been commenced in that District; and suits brought, and matters pending, in the District Court of the Counties of Sierra and Plumas, shall be heard and determined in the Seventeenth Judicial District, as if such matters had been commenced in that District, and the process of the District Courts of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Judicial Districts shall be as effectual for all such purposes as if the same were issued from the Districts which heretofore included the Counties now constituting

the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Judicial Districts. Commencing Sec. 3. The terms of the District Courts of the Fifth, Four

teenth, Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Judicial Districts, during each year, shall be commenced as follows:

In the Fifth District : in the Counties' of Tuolumne, and San Joaquin, as now provided by law;

In the Fourteenth Judicial District : in the County of Nevada, on the first Mondays of February, April, June, August, October, and December ;

In the Fifteenth District: in the Counties of Colusa, Tebama, and Butte, as now provided by law;

In the Sixteenth District : in the County of Calaveras, on the first Mondays in February, May, August, and November;-in the County of Amador, on the first Mondays in March, June, September, and December;

In the Seventeenth District : in the County of Plumas, on the second Mondays of April, July, October, and January ;-in the County of Sierra, on the first Monday of March, the second Mondays of May and August, and the first Monday of November.

The terms of the District Court provided for in this Act, shall continue until the time fixed for holding a term in another, or the same County, in the District, if the business of the Court shall require it.

SEC. 4. At the general election of the year one thousand eight Judges.

hundred and fifty-nine, and every six years thereafter, a District Judge shall be elected for each of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Judicial Districts, and the Judges, so elected, shall enter upon the discharge of their duties on the first Monday of January next after their election.

Sec. 5. The Governor shall, immediately after the passage of

Fifth district

Eourteenth district.

Fifteenth district.

Sixteenth district.

Seventeenth district.

End of term.

Election of

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