COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
To create the Department of Public Printing and Binding, to
carry out the provisions of Section twelve, Article three, of
the Constitution, in relation to the public printing and bind-
ing, and the supply of paper and other materials therefor.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl-
vania in General Assembly met and it is hereby en-
acted by the authority of the same, That on the fourth
Tuesday of February, one thousand nine hundred and
five, and on the fourth Tuesday of February of every
fourth year thereafter, the Superintendent of Public
Printing and Binding, hereinafter provided for, shall
receive proposals for executing the public printing and Proposals for
binding for the term of four years from the first day of printing and
July following, at the rates specified in this act, or at
a certain rate per centum below the rates specified in
this act; and the said Superintendent of Public Print-
ing and Binding shall, at twelve o'clock M, of the said
day, open all proposals received, in the presence of Opening of.
those bidding, and shall proceed publicly to allot all Allotment.
the printing and binding aforesaid to the person or
persons who may propose to execute the same at the
highest rate per centum below the rates fixed by the
schedule annexed to this act, the allotment to be ap- Approval.
proved by the Governor, Auditor-General and State
Treasurer, and to be of no validity unless approved
by them. Each bidder shall accompany his or their
proposals with a bond to the Commonwealth, with at Bonds of bidders.
least two sufficient sureties, in the sum of fifteen thou-
sand dollars, conditioned for the acceptance of the Conditions of.
contract and faithful performance of the work in the
manner provided for in this act, if allotted to him or