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STATUTES OF CALIFORNIA

PASSED AT THE

TWENTY-FIRST SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.

Text-books

CHAP. I.-- An Act to prevent changes in the text-books in use in

the public schools.

[Approved December 13, 1875.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The text-books in use in the public schools during the years eighteen hundred and seventy-three, eigh- to be teen hundred and seventy-four, and eighteen hundred and in usu. seventy-five, shall be continued in use in all the public schools of this state until otherwise provided by statute, any provision in the existing law, or any act of the State Board of Education done, or to be done, to the contrary notwithstanding.

SEC. 2. This Act shall be in force from and after its passage.

CHAP. II.- [See volume of Amendments to the Codes.]

CHAP. III.- An Act to authorize the Superintendent of Public

Schools for the County of Tehama to apportion certain school moneys, and to draw his warrant for the same.

(Approved December 22, 1875.) WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees of the Red Bluff School Preamble.

District, in the County of Tehama, found it necessaryo

Preamble.

employ Charles H. Merchant to teach the first intermediate department of the public school of said district, for the term commencing in December, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-five (1875); and whereas, the said Charles H. Merchant, at the time of his employment as such teacher, did not hold a legal and proper certificate under the law authorizing him to teach in the public schools of California, by reason of his short residence in this State; and whereas, his said teaching has been entirely satisfactory to said Board of Trustees of the Red Bluff School District, and to the patrons of said school; and whereas, the said Charles H. Merchant was, at the date of his arrival in this State, to wit: on the tenth day of September, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-five (1875), the holder of two first grade county teachers' certificates in the State of Illinois; and whereas, section eighteen hundred and sixty of the Political Code of the State of California expressly prohibits the apportionment of State or county school moneys, unless the teachers employed in the school of such district hold legal certificates of fitness for teaching, in full force and effect; and whereas, section seventeen hundred of said Code expressly prohibits the drawing of a warrant by the County Superintendent of Schools in favor of any teacher, for the payment of his salary as such teacher, unless he holds a legal certificate for teaching, in full force and effect;

therefore, The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The County Superintendent of Public Schools money, and in and for the County of Tehama is hereby authorized and

directed to apportion all school moneys of the School Fund of said county, and to draw all warrants upon the School Fund of the Red Bluff School District, in said county, upon the orders drawn by the Trustees of said school district, the same as if the teachers in said school were and are the holders of legal certificates of fitness for teaching in the public schools of this State, subject to all the restrictions and requirements provided by law, save and except the conditions imposed upon the County Superintendents of Public Schools, by reason of teachers not holding certificates of

fitness for teaching in said public schools. How long to SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect immediately, and be in be in force. force until the first of July, eighteen hundred and seventy

six (1876).

To appor

draw warrants.

CHAP. IV.-An Act for the relief of S. A. Booker.

(Approved December 22, 1875.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Controller of State is hereby authorized Controller to to issue a duplicate warrant, number four thousand seven issue hundred and thirty, for the sum of four hundred and six- warrant. teen dollars and sixty-six cents, issued February twentyeighth, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, in favor of S. A. Booker, in lieu of the original, which has been lost.

SEC. 2. The State Treasurer is hereby authorized to pay Treasurer to the said warrant; provided, the said S. A. Booker shall file a pay warrant bond, with two good and sufficient sureties, to be approved, of bond by as to form and sufficiency, by the Attorney-General, that should the original warrant be produced the said sureties shall indemnify the State of California, through its State Treasurer, in the full súm or amount of said warrant.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Booker.

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CHAP. V.-An Act to provide for an additional Justice of the

Peace and Constable for the Township and County of Los
Angeles.

[Approved December 22, 1875.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. There shall henceforth be in the Township of Additional Los Angeles, in the County of Los Angeles, a Justice of the Justice of Peace in addition to the two now allowed by law, who shall have the same jurisdiction, civil and criminal, as is provided by law for Justices of the Peace. There shall also be additional an additional Constable in said township, who shall attend Constable. the Courts of the Justice herein provided for, and perform such other duties as Constable as shall be lawfully committed to him.

SEC. 2. The Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Supervisors Angeles, at its next session after the passage of this Act, or appoint. as soon thereafter as practicable, shall appoint a suitable person to fill the office of Justice, and another to fill the Office of Constable, in and for said township; and the persons so appointed shall qualify and give undertakings in the manner and to the amount provided by law in like cases.

SEC. 3. The Justice so appointed shall hold office until To hold the next judicial election in said county, and until his successor shall be elected and qualified, and the Constable so are elected. appointed shall hold office until his successor shall be elected

office until successors

and qualified, at the next ensuing election for Constables in said township and county.

SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect from and after the day of its passage.

Money appropriated for

expenses.

tion for support of.

To report to

CHAP. VI.-- An Act for the support of the State Printing Office.

[Approved December 22, 1875.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:
SECTION 1. The sum of one thousand dollars is hereby

appropriated, out of any money in the State treasury not contingent otherwise appropriated, for the contingent expenses of the

Superintendent of State Printing for the twenty-seventh fiscal year; for the payment of postage, expressage, freighting, telegraphing, and wages due employés, when the amount due

any employé shall be for less than a week's work. Appropria- SEC. 2. The sum of forty thousand dollars is appropriated

out of the General Fund for the support of the State Printing Office for the twenty-seventh fiscal year.

SEC. 3. The Superintendent must report to the Board of Examiners. Examiners, at each meeting of the Board, the name of each

employé in his office and the amount due him for labor ; and if the Board audit the same the Controller must draw a

warrant in favor of such employé for the amount due, and Account and the audited account and report of the Superintendent shall

be the voucher to the Controller for all the warrants drawn therefor.

SEC. 4. The State Treasurer is hereby authorized, when the General Fund is exhausted, to advance the money on the Controller's warrants drawn for wages and salaries of the employés in the State Printing Office out of any public funds in the treasury, which warrants shall be his vouchers until there is money in the General Fund to cancel them ; provided, that this section shall not apply to any fund against which there are any warrants then due or to become due, or so as to keep claimants out of their just demands.

SEC. 5. This Act to take effect immediately.

report to be voucher.

When to advance money out of public funds.

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