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VETERANS HOME. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to proride for the building and furnishing of the home for soldiers' widows and orphans and army nurses, and for the state to inquire into the management of such institution, by a uniform rule proportioned to the number of inmates in said institution, for the management of the same, and for the support of indigent persons residing in the said home," approved March 16, 1889.

(Approved March 31, 1891: Stats. 1891. p. 428.) SECTION 1. Section three of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:-

Section 3. The said directors are authorized and directed to expend such sum or sums as may be from time to time appropriated for such purpose, for the support and maintenance of the widows, mothers, wives, and children of union soldiers, sailors, and marines, and for ex-union army nurses, in indigent circumstances, residing in the home in Santa Clara County, under the auspices of the woman's relief corps home association, a corporation duly created and existing under the laws of this state, in the manner following, to wit: The sum of one hundred and fifty dollars per annum for each widow, mother, wife, child, or army nurse admitted to and residing in such home; provided, the whole of said sum shall not be expended in any one year for such support and mainte

SEC. 2. Section four of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 4. The aid granted in section three of this act shall commence on the first day of the month after each such widow, mother, wife, child, or army nurse shall commence bona fide to reside in, and be supported in, such home, and shall be paid by the state in semi-annual installments.

SEC. 3. Section tive of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 5. First. It shall be the duty of such corporation to keep a book, in which shall be entered the date of admission, name, age, and place of birth of each widow, mother, wife, child, or army nurse, and also the military history, if it can be obtained, of the husband, father, or son of such widow, mother, wife, or child who is, or may hereafter be, admitted to such institution, and the estate or income, if any, to which she or it may be entitled.

Second. Said corporation shall also keep a book entitled "Monthly Accounts." In it shall be entered on the debtor side all moneys received from any and all sources, segregated under their proper heads, and on credit side all disbursements made, speciiving for what purpose made, and the amounts entered in detail so disbursed, segregated under their proper heads, each entry to be made under its proper dates.

Third. A pay-roll shall be kept of the employees, and the amounts disbursed to each, and at what rate of wages, and for what length and kind of services.

Fourth. A book shall be kept, in which shall be entered in detail the amounts and dates of all payments from outside sources made to each widow, mother, wife, child, or army nurse during her said residence, or to such association for her or its benefit,

Filih. A transcript of such book and pay-roll, verified by the oath of the manager of such institution, or person in charge of the same, shall be made and forwarded to the state board of examiners at the time of making demand or presenting claims for state aid, conveying in accordance with section three of this act, covering the time for which such claim or demand for state aid is made; also a list of all the inmates for whom such claim or demand for such aid is made.

Sirth. Such books and pay-roll shall be open also, at all times, to the inspection of the state board of examiners, or of any person authorized by it to examine the same, or of any committee of the legislature or clerk thereof duly authorized so to do.

SEC. 4. Section twelve of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 12. No person shall be entitled to receive any aid under this act, unless she has been admitted to and kept in said home by reason of her services as army nurse, or by reason of the military services of her husband, father, or son, nor unless she has been continuously a resident of this state for two years next prior to her admission to said home, nor unless she would be entitled to receive such aid by

virtue of the laws and constitution of this state. Before allowing a claim in behalf of any inmate of said home, the board of examiners shall require proof of such facts. An act to authorize the directors of the veterans' home association

to exchange certain lands in the city and county of San Francisco for certain other property belonging to said city and county, or for a lease of said property.

[Approved March 20, 1891; Stats. 1891, p. 184.] SECTION 1. The mayor of the city and county of San Fran. cisco having heretofore executed in favor of the veteran's home Association of California a deed of conveyance of all that cer. tain piece or parcel of land situate in said city and county, and bounded and described as follows, to wit: Commencing on the easterly line of Twenty-third Avenue, two hundred and twentyfive (225) feet northerly from the northerly line of Clement Street, and running thence northerly alone said line of Twentythird Avenue one hundred and fifty (150) feet; thence at right angles easterly two hundred and forty (240) feet to the westerly line of Twenty-second Avenue; thence southerly along said line of Twenty-second Avenue one hundred and fifty (150) feet; thence westerly at right angles two hundred and forty (240) feet to the point of commencement, being a portion of block one hundred and sixty (160) of the outside lands, the said veterans' home association, by its directors and their successors in office, are hereby empowered, at their pleasure, to reconvey

the said premises to the said city and county, upon receiving from the said mayor of said city and county a lease for the term of fifty years, rent free, of any other certain piece or par. cel of land situate in said city and county. The mayor shall, whenever he may be authorized so to do by the board of super-visors of said city and county of San Francisco, execute and deliver such lease and receive the delivery of said deed and the possession of the land to be conveyed thereby, as aforesaid. l'pon the execution of such deed, the title to the lands described herein shall vest in the said city and county of San Francisco; and such lease of other property to be executed by the mayor, as aforesaid, shall vest the right of possession to said property in the said veterans' home association, and the said property may be thereafter granted or

leased and disposed of by the directors of said association for such benevolent and charitable purposes as the board of directors of said association may at any time designate by order or resolution.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. An act to amend an act approved February 28, 1887, entitled "An act to amend an act to appropriate money

for the support of aged persons in indigent circumstances residing in the home of the veterans' home association, approved March 7, 1883," providing for an increase in the annual appropriation therefor, and change ing the time for the payment thereof.

[Approved March 23, 1893; Stats. 1893, p. 214.] SECTION 1. Sections one and two of an act approved February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, entitled "An act

to amend an act to appropriate money for the support of aged persons in indigent circumstances residing in the home of the veterans' home association, approved March seventh, eighteen hundred and eighty-three," are hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated out of any money in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support and maintenance of veterans of the late Mexican and civil wars in indigent circumstances residing in the veterans' home, under the auspices of the veterans' home association, a corporation duly created and existing under the laws of the state of California, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars per annum for each such veteran duly admitted to and residing in such home; provided, that in no one year shell a sum exceeding forty-five thousand dollars be paid by virtue of such appropriation.

Section 2. The aid herein granted shall commence the day following after each such veteran shall commence bona fide to reside and be supported in such home, and shall be paid by the state in quarterly installments.

SEC. 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage, An act to appropriate the sum of fifty thousand dollars for the

erection, completion, anı! furnishing of buildings, laundry, and bath-house, and for improvements of the grounds, heating and cooking apparatus, and water supply, at the veterans' home, situate in Napa county, under the auspices of the veterans' home association of the state of California.

(Approved March 24, 1893; Stats. 1893, p. 339.] SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated out of any money, in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of fifty thousand dollars, for the construction and furnishing, at the home of the veterans' home association of the state of California, in Napa county, of buildings for the residence of officers, dormitories, dining-room, kitchen, laundry, with necessary steam plant and machinery, bath-house, with fittings, and for constructing and improving roads, walks, lawns, cemetery, and wells and reservoirs for the water supply, and for completing, altering, and repairing buildings already in use, and for purchasing and putting in apparatus for heating the buildings and cooking by steam, at said home.

SEC. 2. The state controller is hereby authorized and di. rected to draw his warrants for the money herein appropriated in favor of the board of directors of the veterans' home association as the same may be required, and the state treasurer is hereby directed to pay said warrants. SEC. 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

VETERINARY SURGERY. An act entitled an act to regulate the practice of veterinary medicine

and surgery in the state of California.

(Approved March 23, 1893; Stats. 1893, p. 285.] SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to practice veterinary medicine and surgery in any city, city and county, or town in this state, having a population of two (2) thousand or more, without having previously obtained a di. ploma from a college duly authorized to grant such students in veterinary medicine and surgery, or to those who have passed satisfactory examinations before the state veterinary medical board, as hereinafter provided for.

SEC, 2. 1. This board of examiners shall be known as the state veterinary medical board, and shall consist of five duly qualified practitioners in veterinary medicine and surgery, whose duty it shall be to carry out ihe purposes and enforce the provisions of this act.

2. The members of the state veterinary medical board shall be appointed by the governor of the state.

3. The board so appointed shall hold their offices for four (4) years, and the compensation of each member of said state veterinary medical board shall be five dollars per diem, exclusive of all necessary expenses while actually engaged in the duty of their office at the meetings of said board.

4. A meeting of the state veterinary medical board shall be held at least once in every six months after the appointment

of said board by the governor of the state of California, such meetings to be held alternately in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

5. Three members of the state veterinary medical board shall constitute a quorum.

6. Said compensation to be paid out of the fees and penalties received under the provisions of this act, and no part of the salary or other expenses of the state veterinary medical board shall be paid out of the state treasury.

7. All moneys received by said state veterinary medical board as such fees and penalties, in excess of the compensation and expense of the state veterinary medical board, shall be annually paid into the state treasury, and become a part of the general fund of the state.

Sec. 3. 1. Said state veterinary medical board shall examine all diplomas as to their genuineness. Each applicant not holding a diploma shall submit to a theoretical and practical examination before the state veterinary medical board; said examination to be written or oral, or both, and sufficiently strict to satisfy said board that the applicant is competent to practice veterinary medicine and surgery.

2. An examination fee of five dollars shall be paid to the state veterinary medical board by the holder of a diploma, and ten dollars by an applicant not holding a diploma; said money shall be paid by the applicant before examination.

3. In case of failure of approval, said fee shall be forfeited to the state veterinary medical board.

SEC. 4. All examinations of persons not graduates shall be made directly by the state veterinary medical board, and the certificates given by said board shall authorize the possessor to practice veterinary medicine and surgery in the state of California. All examinations of ungraduated practitioners must take effect before the thirty-first day of December, eighteen hundred and ninety-three. After thåt date no certificate shall be granted, except to persons presenting diplomas from legally chartered colleges.

Sec. 5. Upon the approval of credentials, or upon approval of the examination of an applicant, said state veterinary medical board shall grant him or her a license to practice in this state, and shall receive therefor a fee of five dollars; said license shall be signed by a majority of the board.

SEC. 6. Any person qualified as required by this act shall, upon receipt of his license to practice, have said license promi. nently displayed in his office, and a true copy thereof shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the county in which he resides. Any person removing to another county to practice shall file the license in like manner in the county to which he removes. The holder shall pay to the county clerk the usual fees for filing. Any person holding such license who shall refuse or neglect to prominently display in his office, or files copy of the same with the county clerk, as above directed, within six months after receiving such license, sball forfeit his license; and no license when once forfeited shall be restored to the original holder except on the payment to said

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