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BEGUN AND HELD IN THE CITY OF BATON ROUGE

ON THE THIRTEENTH DAY OF MAY, 1918

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE STATE

Baton Rouge, La.
Ramires-Jones Printing Co.

1918

PASSED BY

The General Assembly of the State of Louisiana

AT THE

REGULAR SESSION OF 1918

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ACT No. 1.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5.

By Mr. Guthrie.
RELATIVE TO FOOD CONSERVATION.
Whereas. We are informed by the Food Administration that
every ounce of wheat flour that we can possibly spare is urgently
needed for the use of our army, navy and allies and, though
sacrifices have already been made by the people, vet, unless fur-
ther curtailment is made by them, there will not be sufficient
flour to feed our men adequately until the next harvest; and
whereas the hardship of going without wheat bread will only be
for a short time, as this year's harvest promises to be the largest
in history and it will be a very small sacrifice for the people to
make when we remember that this bread is vitally needed by our
soldiers who are willing to give even their lives for our protection,

Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Louisiana, the
House of Representatives concurring, That it is the sense of this
body that the people of this Commonwealth are patriotic enough
to voluntarily abstain from the use of anything that is absolutely
essential to the maintenance of our soldiers and that we, there-
fore, urgently request the citizens of the State of Louisiana, after
the present stock now in the hands of retailers and consumers is
exhausted, to use no more wheat flour until the harvest furnishes
a new supply.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be for-
warded to the State and National Food Administrators, the Gov-
emor of our State and the President of the United States.

FERNAND MOUTON,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate.

HEWITT BOUANCHAUD.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Approved : May 27, 1918.

R. G. PLEASANT,
Governor of the State of Louisiana

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A true copy :

JAMES J. BAILEY,

Secretary of State.

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ACT NO. 2
House Bill No. 1.

By Mr. Hamley.

AN ACT
Making an appropriation to defray the expenses of the General

Assembly of the State of Louisiana, to pay the mileage and
per diem of the members, the salaries of officers and em-
ployees; and other expenses thereof for the regular session

commencing May 13th, 1918. Appropriating Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the $81.000 for expenses of General Assem State of Louisiana, That the sum of Eighty-One Thousand bly.

Dollars, ($81,000) or so much thereof as might be necessary, is hereby appropriated to pay the mileage and per diem of the members of the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, the salaries of officers and other employees, and other expenses thereof for the regular session commencing May 13th, 1918, and

to be obtained and disbursed as hereinafter provided. House of Repre Section 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That of the sum so sentatives, $55,000.

appropriated Fifty-Five Thousand Dollars ($55,000.00) is here

by set, apart for the use of the House of Representatives, and Senate, $26,000. Twenty-six Thousand Dollars ($26,000.00) for the Senate;

that the Chairman of the Disbursing Committee of the two houses shall, in disbursement of the sums herein appropriated, issue vouchers in favor of the persons entitled to be paid out of the sum and to take a receipt therefor, which vouchers shall be approved and signed by the presiding officers of the respective houses; and on presentation of such vouchers the Auditor of Public Accounts shall warrant on the Treasurer for the amount of such vouchers, respectively, in favor of the parties entitled

thereto. How paid.

Section 3. Be it further enacted, etc., That the aforesaid warrants shall be paid out of the moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the Treasurer is hereby required to pay said warrants out of the first sums paid into the Treasury on licenses due in the year 1918, by preference over all other warrants, except warrants for the salaries of constitutional officers of the State for the year 1918, which shall be concurrent with the warrants provided for in this Act.

HEWITT BOUANCHAUD, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

FERNAND MOUTON,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate.
Approved : May 30, 1918.

R. G. PLEASANT,
A true copy:

Governor of the State of Louisiana.
JAMES J. BAILEY,

Secretary of State.

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ACT No. 3. k House Bill No. 3.

By Mr. Barrett. nley

AN ACT
To Promote the development of the port system of the port of
deral New Orleans, and the Construction, Maintenance and oper-
and ation of the Navigation Canal under Act No. 244 of 1914,

adopted as a Constitutional Amendment; to provide for the
Co-Operation of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of

New Orleans, The Board of Levee Commissioners of Orleans the

Levee District, The City of New Orleans, The Public Belt and

Railroad thereof, and other corporations, in the construction

of works rendered necessary by said canal and other improvethe

ments and works of said Port; and to authorize said bodies the

to contract with reference thereto.

Whereas due notice of intention to apply for this Act has been nd published in the City of New Orleans, at least thirty days

prior to its introduction into the General Assembly, and due
evidence thereof has been exhibited in the General Assembly:

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State Board of Comnd

of Louisiana: The power of the Board of Commissioners of the of New Orleans aue; Port of New Orleans to dig, build, erect and operate, or acquire thorized to dis,

and operate, the navigation canal in the City of New Orleans, tion canals to con2. together with necessary locks, slips, laterals, basins and appurte- Chartrain and Mis: of

nances thereof, and other structures necessary therefor, to con- sissippi River. be a nect Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River, in aid of

Commerce, under Act No. 244 of 1914, adopted as an amendment of

to the Constitution of this State at the election held in November, it 1914, and all the powers of the Board of Commissioners of said d

Port conferred by any other provision of the Constitution, are

hereby recognized, declared and affirmed, and nothing herein d contained shall be construed to in any manner limit, restrict or

qualify the powers of the Board of Commissioners of said Port 1 and the City of New Orleans by ordinance or otherwise to carry

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said Act No. 244 of 1914, and any other grant of power con-
tained in said Constitution, into full effect. This Act shall be
liberally construed, to the end that the said Board of Commis-
sioners of the said Port may fully exercise all the powers and
authority conferred upon it by said Act No. 244 of 1914, and by
any other constitutional provision.
Section 2. Be it further enacted, etc., The Board of Commis-

Authorized to sioners of the Port of New Orleans is hereby declared to be vested make contracts for with full power and authority by virtue of said Act No. 244 of tenance and opera: 1914, and by virtue of the other provisions of the Constitution of this State to enter into any and all contracts and agreements, which may be necessary for the construction, maintenance and operation of said navigation canal, with the Board of Levee Commissioners of Orleans Levee District, the City of New Orleans, the Public Belt Railroad thereof, and other corporations,

tion of canals.

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