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Assessor.

CHAP. CCCCV.-An Act to fix the compensation of the Assessor

of Los Angeles County for the collection of the tax on personal property.

[Approved March 30, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Assessor of Los Angeles County shall receive for his services in the collection of taxes which are not a lien on real estate, the same percentage as is now allowed by law to the Tax Collector of said county for the collection of State and county taxes.

SEC. 2. All Acts and parts of Acts, so far as they conflict with this Act, are hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

CHAP. CCCCVI.-An Act to provide for the collection of road

poll-taxes in the County of Stanislaus.

[Approved March 30, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Collection of SECTION 1. The Tax Collector and the Assessor of the poll-tax.

County of Stanislaus shall collect the road poll-tax in and for said county, and account therefor, at the same time and in the same manner as other poll-taxes are collected and accounted for.

SEC. 2. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

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

CHAP. CCCCVII.-An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to

authorize the Board of Supervisors of San Bernardino County to locate and build bridges across the Santa Anna River, and to issue bonds for the payment of the same," approved March twenty-seventh, eighteeen hundred and seventy-four.

[Approved March 30, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Supervisors

SECTION 1. Section one of said Act is hereby amended so to construct as to read as follows: Section 1. The Board of Supervisors bridges.

of San Bernardino County are hereby authorized and empowered to locate and construct good and substantial bridges, not exceeding three in number, of sufficient width and strength to admit the passage of heavily loaded teams and wagons across the Santa Anna River, in said county, at points to be designated by said Board, and upon such plans, and of such material, with substantial abuttments and easy approaches, as the said Board may determine, but at an expense not to exceed twenty thousand dollars each, or sixty thousand dollars for the three bridges; provided, that said bridges, or either of them, shall only be constructed in the manner hereinafter provided; and provided further, that nothing in this Act shall authorize the said Board of Supervisors, or any member of them, to construct, contract for, or be interested in any wise in the contract for the construction of said bridges or either of them.

transfer funds.

CHAP. CCCCVIII.-An Act supplementary to and amendatory

of an Act, approved twenty-fourth of March, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, entitled an Act amendatory of and supplementary to an Act entitled an Act to provide for the establishment and maintenance of public roads in Napa County, approved March thirty-first, eighteen hundred and seventy-six.

[Approved March 30, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Treasurer of Napa County is hereby au- Treasurer to thorized and required to transfer the money at the credit of the several old District Road and General Road Funds of said county from said respective funds, to the fund created by section six of the Act to which this Act is supplemental, and the money so transferred shall be disposed of in the manner provided for in section six.

SEC. 2. The Board of Supervisors are authorized and supervisors directed to construct and maintain a public road between roads. the Town of Calistoga and the Town Knoxville; also to maintain the public road from the City of Napa to the Town of Monticello, and to pay any deficit in construction or repairs of said roads, in this section mentioned, out of the General Fund of Napa County.

SEC. 3. Section seven of said Act is hereby amended so as Road tax. to read as follows: Section 7. The Board of Supervisors of Napa County, at the time of levying State and county taxes, shall annually levy upon all the assessable property in the county, a road tax not exceeding twelve and a half cents on the hundred dollars, which shall constitute a contingent road fund and shall be at the disposal of the Board of Supervisors, and expended for general road purposes.

SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage, and all Acts in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Acknowl

CHAP. CCCCIX.–An Act to legalize certain notarial acknowl

edgments in Napa County.

[Approved March 30, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. All acknowledgments of deeds and other inconfirmed. struments of writing, whereby real estate, or any interest

therein, is conveyed or may be affected, heretofore taken before N. M. Bonham, acting as a Notary Public in and for Napa County, and by him certified in the usual legal form, from and after the passage of this Act have the same force and effect, and the records thereof, and of the deeds and instruments so acknowledged, if they shall have been admitted to record, shall impart notice to the same extent as though such acknowledgment had been taken before and certified by an officer authorized by law to take and certify such acknowledgments.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

CHAP. CCCCX.–An Act concerning the terms of the County

Court of the County of Ventura.

[Approved March 30, 1876.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :
SECTION 1. The terms of the County Court of the County
of Ventura must be held on the first Monday of February,
June, and October.

SEC. 2. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Terms of
Court.

CHAP. CCCCXI.- An Act confirming to the "Santa Barbara

Cemetery Association" a deed of conveyance made by the Town of Santa Barbara.

[Approved March 30, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. A deed of conveyance, executed by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Santa Barbara, in favor of the

Santa Barbara Cemetery Association," dated the eighth day of May, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-three, whereby the said Town of Santa Barbara sought to convey to said

Deed confirmed.

cemetery association a tract of land in the Town of Santa Barbara, consisting of twenty-one seven-tenths (21) acres, is hereby ratified and confirmed; and the said conveyance shall be held good and valid, and sufficient to vest in the said "Santa Barbara Cemetery Association " the fee of the land therein described.

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

office.

CHAP. CCCCXII.- An Act amendatory of an Act entitled an

Act reorganizing the Board of Supervisors in the County of
Placer and providing for the election of the same, approved
March thirteenth, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-four.

[Approved March 30, 1876.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Section one of said Act is hereby amended to Supervisors, read as follows: Section 1. The Board of Supervisors of terms of. Placer County shall be composed of three members, who shall be elected by the qualified electors of said county, and the members of said Board shall be elected for the term, and, except as hereinafter provided, shall hold office for the term of four years.

SEC. 2. Section two of said Act is hereby amended to read shall take as follows: Section 2. At the general election to be held in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-five there shall be elected by the qualified electors of Placer County three Supervisors, one of whom shall hold his office for two years, and the others for four years, and all shall take office on the first Monday in February, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-six.

SEC. Section three of said Act is hereby amended to Terms to be read as follows: Section 3. The members shall, at their decided by first meeting on said first Monday of February, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-six, determine by lot which one of their number shall serve for two years, and such member shall be Chairman of the Board during his term of office. At the expiration of his term of office, and whenever thereafter a vacancy in the chairmanship of said Board shall occur, the member who shall have the shortest term of office to serve shall, for the residue of his term, be Chairman of said Board; provided, that when two members of said Board shall thus be equally entitled, said Board shall elect one of them Chairman.

SEC. 4. Section four of said Act is hereby amended to Regular read as follows: Section 4. There shall be elected by the qualified electors of said county, at the general election to be held next preceding the first day of February, on which the term or terms of office of any Supervisor or Supervisors of said county shall expire, one Supervisor or two Super

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Election to fill vacancies.

visors (as the case may be), who shall hold office for the term of four years, and until his successor or their successors (as the case may be) shall have been elected and qualified.

SEC. 5. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the Board of Supervisors, from any cause, the Clerk of said Board shall order a special election of the qualified electors of the county, to fill such vacancy. The Clerk of said Board shall give notice of such election by publishing in all of the newspapers published in said county, for two weeks consecutively. Said notice shall state the day of said election, which shall not be less than twenty nor more than twenty-five days from the date of said notice. Such election shall be held under the laws governing general election, and the election Boards of the last general election shall constitute an election Board of said special election; provided, at such special election the copies of the Great Register of the last general election, together with the names added to the Great Register since the last general election, shall be the register required at such special election.

SEC. 6. An Act entitled an Act amendatory of and supplementary to the Act entitled an Act reorganizing the Board of Supervisors of the County of Placer and providing for the election of the same, approved March thirteenth, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-four, approved March twenty-eight, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-four, is hereby repealed.

SEC. 7. This Act shall take effect immediately.

Appropriation to pay indebtedness.

CHAP. CCCCXIII.-An Act to appropriate moneys to pay the

present outstanding, indebtedness of the State Agricultural Society, contracted in erecting the grand stand, and making other improvements to the lands and property of said society.

[Approved March 30, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The sum of sixteen thousand one hundred [and] forty-one and eighty-nine one-hundredths dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay the outstanding indebtedness of the State Agricultural Society, incurred in erecting the grand stand and making other improvements upon the lands and property of said society; and the Controller of State is hereby directed and authorized to draw his warrant in favor of said society, upon the requisition of the President and Secretary of the same, which requisition shall be accompanied with certified copies of the evidences of debt to be canceled equal in amount to the amount of the requisition, for the said sum of sixteen thousand one hundred and fortyone and eighty-nine one-hundredths dollars, and the Treas

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