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Harrisburg, and the remaining five to be selected by
the Superintendent. Said proposals for furnishing
paper and other supplies shall be opened by the Super-
intendent, at his office, at twelve o’clock noon, of the
said first Monday of June, in the presence of the bid.
ders, and the contract awarded to the lowest responsi-
ble bidder or bidders. Said contract shall be for two
years from the first day of July following, and the
person or persons to whom the contract is awarded
for supplying paper will be required to rigidly conform
to the samples exhibited by the Superintendent. Said
proposals for furnishing cuts and plates shall be
opened by the Superintendent, at his office, at three
o'clock post meridian, of the said first Monday of June,
in the presence of the bidders, and the contract
awarded to the lowest responsible bidder or bidders.
Said contract shall be for two years from the first day
of July following, and the person or persons to whom
the contract is awarded for supplying cuts and plates
will be required to rigidly conform to the samples ex-
hibited by the Superintendent.
Section 19. All proposals for furnishing paper un-
der this act shall be submitted upon a blank to be fur-
nished by the Superintendent of Public Printing and
Binding. They shall be sealed up, and shall be en-
dorsed “Proposals for furnishing paper and other sup-
plies,” and shall be delivered to the Superintendent of
Public Printing and Binding, at or before twelve
o'clock noon of the date fixed in this act for letting the
contract; and parties bidding for said contract shall
name in their proposals a price or prices at which they
will agree to furnish paper and other supplies of the
same quality as samples exhibited to them by the
Superintendent.
Section 20. All proposals for furnishing cuts and
plates under this act shall be submitted upon a blank
to be furnished by the Superintendent of Public Print.
ing and Binding. They shall be sealed up, and shall
be endorsed “Proposals for furnishing cuts and
plates,” and shall be delivered to the Superintendent
of Public Printing and Binding, at or before three
o'clock post meridian of the date fixed in this act for
letting the contract; and parties bidding for said con-
tract shall name in their proposals a price or prices at
which they will agree to furnish cuts and plates of the
same quality as the sample exhibited to them by the
Superintendent.
Section 21. That, the person or persons bidding for
the contract for furnishing the State with paper and
other supplies, and for furnishing cuts, steel plates
and other cuts or plates, as provided in this act, shall
accompany his or their proposals with a bond to the
Commonwealth, with at least two sufficient sureties, in

Opening of proposals for paper, supplies, etc.

Contract.

Opening of proposals for cuts, etc.

Contract.

Form of proposals, etc.

Form of proposals for cuts, plates, etc.

Bonds.

Sureties.

the sum of ten thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of the contract, if awarded to him or them; which said bond shall be approved by the president or additional law judge of the district or districts in which said sureties may reside, or, in case of the absence or other inability of such president of additional law judge, then by the associate judges of the county or counties in which said sureties may reside, and shall be sealed up and delivered with the proposal. Said bond shall be further conditioned that, in case the contract shall be awarded to the lowest bidder or bidders, and he or they shall neglect or refuse to acNon-acceptance cept the same at his or their bid, the said bidder or of award. bidders, with his or their sureties, aforesaid, shall be liable to the Commonwealth for the difference between the amount of such bid and the amount of the bid of the person or persons to whom the said contract shall be awarded after such neglect or refusal; and also that, in case the paper and other supplies are not furnished equal in every respect to samples and at a reasonable time, the Superintendent of Public Print. Purchase of pa- ing and Binding may purchase the same in the open #"..."...” market, and the said bidder or bidders shall be liable to the Commonwealth for the amount of such pur. chase. In case the said Superintendent shall, at any time, make such purchase, he shall at once certify the amount of the same to the Auditor-General, who shall draw his warrant for the said amount, in favor of the person or persons from whom the purchase was made, and charge the person or persons having such contract for paper and other supplies with the same on of pro- Section 22. No proposal will be considered unless - accompanied by bond in conformity with the provi. sions of this act, nor unless accompanied by evidence, satisfactory to the Governor, Auditor-General and State Treasurer, that the person or persons making such proposals are manufacturers of, or dealers in, the description of paper and other supplies which he or they propose to furnish. Section 23. The person or persons to whom the said contract for furnishing paper, envelopes and other supplies shall be awarded, shall keep in stock Necessary paper, the necessary paper, envelopes and supplies, and to the Superintendent of Public Printing and Bind. ing shall, when necessary, make an order on him or them for an amount required for each order of print. ing, including in such order three per centum in excess of the amount actually required for runs of five thousand or less, and two per centum for runs exceeding five thousand; said per centum to be allowed the contractor or contractors for spoiled sheets. All paper, envelopes and other supplies shall be delivered to the contractor or contractors without any charge for

freight, drayage or boxing. With each order issued
by the Superintendent of Public Printing and Binding
for paper, envelopes and other supplies, the said Su-
perintendent shall specify thereon a time-limit for the
delivery at the place where the printing for the State
is executed; and, in default of delivery at the time
specified, the Superintendent of Public Printing and
Binding is hereby empowered to go into the open mar-
ket and purchase the necessary paper, envelopes and
other supplies, and report the difference in cost to the
Auditor-General, who shall deduct the said difference
in cost from the next bill presented by the person or
persons having the contract for supplying the State
with such paper, envelopes and other supplies, and
who had failed to deliver same according to this sec-
tion. The Superintendent may also deposit with the
contractor or contractors for the State Printing and
Binding such an amount of paper as he may deem nec-
essary to promptly execute the printing of the State,
and the said contractor or contractors is or are hereby
required to provide a suitable place for the storage of
such paper without expense to the Commonwealth.
Section 24. The contractor or contractors shall pro-
vide a room for the Superintendent of Public Printing
and Binding, in the building where the printing and
binding is executed, for storing all cuts, electrotypes,
steel plates and other cuts or plates that are the prop-
perty of the State, so that the same may be used for
duplicate orders or for such purposes as may be re-
quired. Said room to be of sufficient size to also ad-
mit of an office for the Superintendent, for which the
contractor or contractors shall be paid an annual
rental of one hundred dollars. The Superintendent of
Public Printing and Binding shall have access at all
times to the rooms in which the printing and binding
is executed, in order that he can properly superintend
the work for the State.
Section 25. The Superintendent of Public Printing
and Binding shall have the laws, journals, reports,
messages, bills, and other documents executed in the
following manner, to wit:
The laws, journals, reports, messages, and docu-
ments: printed on paper twenty-six by forty, sixty
pounds, in octavo form, and in neat ten-point type.
Each page to contain, as near as may be, one thousand
nine hundred ems, the lines to be of thirty-three ems
wide by fifty ems long, including head- and foot-lines,
except rule-and-figure- or column-work, which may be
in eight-point or smaller type (provided they cannot be
got in ten-point), whenever such work shall exceed one
page, and in no case hereafter shall any tables or rule.
and figure-work be printed except in consecutive
pages. The bills to be in folio form, in twelve-point

Time-limit for delivery.

Default.

The Superintendent may deposit paper.

Storage-room.

Laws, journals,
In essages, etc.

Printing of.

Size of pages.

Size of type.

Bills.

Calendar.

Number of bills and calendars.

Distribution of.

All work shall be ordered by the Superintendent.

type, each full page to contain not less than thirty
lines, thirty-seven ems twelve-point in width, with a
twelve-point slug between each line, and to have folios
on right hand page.
The calendars: same size as the bills, in ten-point
type, to contain columns as follows:
First, file folio; second, number of the bill, whether
of the House of Representatives or Senate; third, the
title of the bill; fourth, three separate columns, one
for each reading and the action had thereon.
There shall be printed eleven hundred copies of each
Senate and House bill, and three hundred and fifty of
the Senate and six hundred and fifty House calendars,
which shall be delivered by the contractor or con-
tractors as follows: Seven hundred copies of each
Senate and House bill, and six hundred and twenty-
five copies of each House calendar, to the House of
Representatives; and three hundred copies of each Sen-
ate and House bill, and three hundred and twenty-
five copies of each Senate calendar, to the Senate; and,
of the above number, there shall be twenty-five copies
of each Senate, and twenty-five copies of each House,
calendar, printed on one side only, for the use in the
transcribing rooms; fourteen copies of each Senate
and House bill, and four copies of each Senate and
House calendar, for the Executive; fifty copies of each
Senate and House bill, and three copies of each Senate
and House calendar, for the Secretary of the Common-
wealth; and two copies of each House and Senate bill,
and one copy of each Senate and House calendar, to
each of the following departments: Adjutant-General,
Agriculture, Attorney-General, Auditor-General, Bank.
ing, State Library, Commission of Soldiers' Orphan
School, Fisheries, Highway, Mines, Factory Inspector,
Forestry, Insurance, Internal Affairs, Grounds and
Buildings, Public Instruction, Public Printing, State
Treasury. The Superintendent of Public Printing and
Binding is hereby authorized to increase this number,
in order to provide a similar number for any new de-
partments that may hereafter be created.
Section 26. No public printing and binding shall be
performed for, or supplies furnished to, any depart-
ment or offices of the State government, or for or to any
person acting on behalf of the same, by the contractor
or contractors, unless previously ordered or author-
ized in writing by the Superintendent of Public Print-
ing and Binding, except only the laws, journals of the
two houses of the Legislature, official documents and
the reports of the several heads of the executive de-
partments. No part or parts of any reports of the
several heads of departments shall be printed in pam-
phlet form, nor shall any book be published, at the
expense of the State, or additional copies of any book
be furnished by the contractor or contractors, unless
by virtue of express authority of law: Provided, That
the executive and heads of the several departments of
the government be permitted to exercise such a rea-
sonable discretion in ordering the printing and bind-
ing and miscellaneous work, as to the kind and qual-
ity of the paper to be used or the style of execution
thereof, as in their judgment shall best subserve the
public interest: Provided also, That the Superintend-
ent of Public Printing and Binding shall receive no
order for the printing and binding of any papers, docu-
ments, blanks or miscellaneous work, unless the same
be in writing, signed by the executive or head of the
proper department, or authorized deputy. The order
shall contain a particular description of the work and
material; and the provisions of this act shall embrace
the chief clerks of the Senate and House of Represen-
tatives and the president and secretary of Commis-
sions authorized by law. -
Section 27. The messages, documents, reports and
other official papers, which compose the volumes of
the official documents, shall be imposed—commencing
with sunk title, on first page, with the number of the
document, and, in addition to the folios and running
heads, said number shall be printed in the head-line:
Provided, That there may be an additional full or half
title to all messages, reports, documents or papers,
aforesaid, bound separately, for such work.
Section 28. That all messages, reports and docu-
ments authorized to be printed, or which may be or-
dered to be printed by the Legislature or by any head
of an executive department, shall be consecutively
numbered; and there shall be printed from the origi-
nal forms used in printing said reports, messages and
documents, ten copies of each report, message and
document, to be reserved and bound in the volumes
of official documents, in a class to which they properly
belong, in the manner provided by this act: Provided,
That no charge shall be made for composition on the
copies so reserved.
Section 29. The official documents shall contain the
Governor's message, reports of heads of executive de-
partments, and all other reports made to the Governor,
and all reports ordered to be printed by the Legisla-
ture. The official documents shall be printed annually,
and shall be bound in full sheep, in volumes of about
one thousand pages each, with the table of contents
labeled on the back. All reports or matter relating to
the same subject shall be grouped together, as near as
possible in the same volume. The clerk of the Senate
and House of Representatives shall deliver to the Su-
perintendent of Public Printing and Binding copy of
all reports made to the Legislature, and of all other

Proviso.

Proviso.

Written orders.

Messages, re-
ports, etc.

Proviso.

To be consecu-
tively numbered.

Reserved copies.

Proviso.

Official docu-
ments.

Contents.

To be printed
annually.

Copy to be de-
livered by clerks
of Senate and
House.

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