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AN ACT to submit to the people an amendment

to subdivision 9, of section 31, of article IV, of the constitution of the state of Wisconsin.

Recital of facts WHEREAS, At the biennial session of the legis

lature of this state for the year 1889, an amend. ment to the constitution of this state was proposed and agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, which proposed amendment was in the following language:

Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That subdivision 9, of section 31, of article IV, of the constitution of the state of Wisconsin, be amended by inserting after the word "any" in said subdivision, ihe word "city," so that said subdivisión when so amended shall read as foilows:

9. For incorporating any city, town or village, or to amend the charter thereof;

AND WHEREAS, The foregoing proposed amendment to the constitution of this state was duly agreed to in the legislature of this state, chosen at the general election in November, 1890, by a majority of all the members elected to each house thereof; therefore.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Constitutional
amendment to

SECTION 1. The foregoing proposed amend. be submitted to ment to the constitution of the state of Wiscon. people. sin, shall be submitted to the people of this state

at a general election to be held on the Tuesday next succeeding the first Monday in November, A. D. 1892, and if the people shall approve and ratify such amendment by a majority of the electors voting thereon, such amendment shall become a part of the constitution of this state.

SECTION 2. The form of ballot in voting to approve and ratify such amendment shall be: "For the amendment to subdivision 9. of section 31, of article IV, of the constitution;" if against the same, "against the amendment to subdivision 9,

Form of ballot.

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of section 31, of article IV, of the constitution;" wbich shall be printed on the official ballot, and all persons qualified to vote at any election in this state, shall be deemed voters on this question.

SECTION 3. The votes cast approving and rati. Votes, how canfying, or disapproving such amendment, shall be vassed. counted and returned by the inspectors of the election in all respects as votes for state officers are counted and returned, and the officers now designated by law to canvass the returns of votes for state officers, shall canvass the returns in their respective counties, on this question, and certify and return the result to the state canvassers, at the same time and places, and under the same regulations and restrictions now provided by law for canvassing and declaring the returns for elections of state officers, and the state canvassers shall canvass said returns, certified to them as provided by law in case of elections for state officers.

SECTION 4. Within three days after the deter. Governor to mination of said canvass by the state canvassers, sult.

proclaim re. they shall certify the result thereof to the gover. nor, who shall thereupon, without delay make proclamation of the result.

SECTION 5. The secretary of state is hereby required to include the substance of this act in the notice of the general election for the year 1892.

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved April 22, 1891.

No. 153, S.]

[Published May 4, 1891.

CHAPTER 363.

AN ACT to amend section 8, of chapter 1, of the

laws of 1887, entitled, "An act to revise, consoli. date and amend chapter 43, of the private and local laws of 1869, entitled, 'An act to incorpo. rate the Wisconsin Odd Fellows Mutual Life Insurance company,

?” approved February 17, 1869, and the several acts amendatory thereto. The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Amends sec. 8, SECTION 1. Section 8, of chapter 1, of the laws chapter 1, laws of 1887. of 1887, is hereby amended so as to read as fol.

lows: Section 8. Certificates of membership shall amount of cer- be issued and insurance granted only in the sum tificate.

of five hundred dollars or multiples thereof, and the admission fee therefor shall be fixed by the board of directors in the by.laws.

SECTION 2. This act sball take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved April 22, 1891.

No. 528, A.]

[Published April 27, 1891. CHAPTER 364.

AN ACT to vacate a part of an alley running

east and west through block twenty four in Baumbach's subdivision, in the Thirteenth ward of the city of Milwaukee, and suspend

ing the provisions of the charter of said city. The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows: Vacating alley. SECTION 1. That part of the public alley run.

ning east and west through block twenty-four, in Baumbach's subdivision, in the Thirteenth ward of the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and

visions suspended.

running from North Pierce street to the alley running north and south through said block, is hereby vacated.

SECTION 2. All of the provisions of the charter Charter proof the city of Milwaukee, or of any other law pertaining to the vacation of streets and alleys are hereby suspended so far as they relate to the part of the alley described in section 1 of this act.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved April 22, 1891.

No. 118, S)

[Published May 5, 1891.

CHAPTER 365.

AN ACT relating to the management of county

asylums for the chronic insane.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

duties.

SECTION 1. Section 5 of chapter 133 of the laws Amends chapof 1887 is hereby amended so as to read as follows: 141138, laws of Section 5. Said board of trustees shall appoint the visiting physician and the superintendent of Board shall a pthe county asylum for the chronic insane, and lian and superthe superintendent shall appoint all other offi- intendent, cers and employes of the asylum, subject to the approval of the board of trustees. The county treasurer shall be ex-officio treasurer of the asylum, and shall keep separate accounts of all moneys appropriated to the asylum by the county board or otherwise received by the asylum, and pay the same only upon warrants signed by the president and the secretary of the board of Trustees. The superintendent shall be purchasing agent for the asylum, and shail give bonds in such sum, not to exceed three thousand dollars, as may be fixed by the board of trustees. The trustees shall elect one of their number as president, and the superintendent of the asylum, or some other suitable person, as secretary of the board of trus

tees. They shall meet at least once in every three months to audit bills and to transact other business. On the first day of October in each year, or within thirty days thereafter the board of trustees shall file with the county clerk, their annual report, together with the report of the superintendent and of the visiting physician, including an itemized statement of receipts and expenses for the year ending on the last day of September, and also a classified statement of the same, and an estimate of the appropriations needed for the ensuing year, and a statement of the receipts expected from the state treasurer on the first of February next ensuing.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved April 22, 1891.

No. 230, S.]

(Published April 23, 1891.

CHAPTER 366.
AN ACT in relation to the municipal court of

Dane county,

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Prisoner may

SECTION 1. Any person charged upon informa. take change of tion of a criminal offense, in the municipal court municipal to

of Dane county, may, at any time before a jury circuit court, when and how. is drawn for the purpose of a trial in said court,

obtain a change of venue to the circuit court of said Dane county, upon making affidavit, that he believes that he cannot obtain a fair and im. partial trial, in said municipal court; and there upon, the said municipal court shall commit or hold the party to bail, to appear at the next term of said circuit court, as upon examipations, and the judge, under the seal of said court, shall trans: mit all the papers, and a copy of the records of the proceedings in such cause, properly certified to be such, to said circuit court, which shall then proceed to hear and determine the same, and all

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