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Changes in tax levy.

poses, levy upon all property subject to taxation a tax of ten one hundredths (10/100) of a mill for the Centralia Normal School Fund.

Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of the joint board of higher curricula in the report to be made next preceding the convening of the legislature in 1921 to recommend any changes in the levy herein provided for which the said board may deem necessary or proper, and to give their specific grounds and reasons therefor, for the purpose of having the levy herein provided for readjusted by the legislature of 1921.

Passed the House, March 4, 1919.
Passed the Senate, March 12, 1919.
Approved by the Governor March 18, 1919.

CHAPTER 148.

(H. B. 198.)

REGISTRATION AND RECOVERY OF ESTRAYS.

An Act relating to estrays and amending sections 3244 and 3246

of Remington & Ballinger's Annotated Codes and Statutes of Washington.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of

Washington:
SECTION 1. That section 3244 of Rem. & Bal.
Code be amended to read as follows:

Section 3244. Any person about whose premises Registration any animal may be in the habit of running at large by finder.

at any time between the first day of October and the first day of March east of the Cascade ranges and between the first day of December and the first day of March, west of the Cascade range, and at any time of the year within a district in which live stock shall not run at large, established as provided by

by owner.

section 3172-3 of Rem. & Bal. Code, may take up such animal and shall within ten days thereafter cause the same to be registered with the county auditor of his county under “Estrays found,” giving the information required by the record as fully as practicable, and the auditor shall charge against such estrays the said fee of fifty cents for each animal so registered. Breachy or vicious animals may be taken up and registered as herein provided. The word “animal” or “animals” for the purpose of this chapter, shall include only horses, mules, cattle and hogs.

Sec. 2. That Section 3246 of Rem. & Bal. Code be amended to read as follows:

Section 3246. The owner of any estray upon Recovery learning that the same has been found, shall pay to the auditor the fee for registering the estray as found, and take his receipt therefor with his official seal attached, which receipt shall describe the animal registered, and upon exhibiting such receipt and making out his title, and paying the finder the sum of one dollar for taking up the animal and reporting Fees the same to the auditor, and the further sum of fifteen cents per day for keeping the estray, from the time of registering the same as found, shall be allowed to take possession of the animal. The claimant's possession of the auditor's receipt showing payment of the fee for registering the same as lost, and of the auditor's receipt, showing payment of the fee for registering the same as found, shall be proof of ownership sufficient to justify the finder in surrendering possession of the estray. Any taker-up of an estray who shall work such animal, or other- Estrays not wise use the same so as to derive benefit therefrom shall forfeit all pay for the keep thereof.

Passed the House, February 21, 1919.
Passed the Senate, March 11, 1919.
Approved by the Governor March 18, 1919.

payable.

to be worked.

CHAPTER 149.

[H. B. 213.)

DAMAGE CLAIMS AGAINST COUNTIES.

AN Act relating to claims for damages against counties.

and contents.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of

Washington:

SECTION 1. That all claims for damages against Presentation any county must be presented before the county

commissioners of such county and filed with the clerk thereof within sixty days after the time when such claim for damages accrued. All such claims for damages must locate and describe the defect which caused the injury, describe the injury, and contain the amount of damages claimed, together with a statement of the actual residence of such claimant at the time of presenting and filing such claim and for a period of six months immediately prior to the time such claim for damages accrued, and be sworn to by the claimant. No action shall be maintained for any claim for damages until the same has been presented to the Board of County Commissioners and sixty days have elapsed after such presentation: Provided, that if the claimant shall be incapacitated from verifying and filing his

claim for damages within the time prescribed, or if claimant.

the claimant be a minor, or in case the claim is for damages to real or personal property, and if the owner of such property is a non-resident of such county or is absent therefrom during the time within which a claim for damages to said property is required to be filed, then the claim may be verified and presented on behalf of said claimant by any relative or attorney or agent representing the injured person, or in case of damages to property,

representing the owner thereof, and no action for for filing. damages now pending or hereafter brought shall be

Verification by other than

Extension of time

defeated by the failure of the person to verify or
file the claim in person if action be brought within
three years after the taking effect of this act where
a claim has heretofore been verified and filed within
the time and in compliance with the terms of this act
if said claim has been rejected.

Passed the House, March 6, 1919.
Passed the Senate, March 11, 1919.
Approved by the Governor March 18, 1919.

CHAPTER 150.

[H. B. 128.)

AMENDMENTS OF TEACHERS' RETIREMENT FUND ACT.

AN Act in relation to Teachers' Retirement Fund and amending

sections 8, 11, 15, 16 and 17 of "An Act providing for the establishment and regulating the operation of Teachers' Retirement Funds in school districts of the first class, defining all powers and duties of certain officers in relation thereto, providing for the levy and collection of taxes therefor and providing for appeals from the decisions of the trustees of such fund.” Also amending said act by adding a new section thereto to be known as Section 26.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of

Washington: SECTION 1. Section 8 of chapter 163, Laws of 1917, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 8. All applications for membership shall Certificates be considered by the board of trustees at the next bership. regular meeting after the same are filed, or at a special meeting called for that purpose before the next regular meeting, and, if the application is found to be in proper form and accompanied by the proof required by the trustees, the applicant's name shall be entered upon the membership register of the funds together with the respective totals of years and months of service allowed, in the district, in

Credits for service and contributions.

this state, and elsewhere, respectively, and a certificate of membership showing the date of issue and the former teaching serve allowed, shall be delivered to the applicant and a duplicate thereof transmitted to the secretary of the district, who shall cause the same to be entered upon the records of the district. In making allowance for former service, a year of service shall be a legal school year where the service was rendered and fractions of years of service may be counted in computing the total years of service when the sum of such fraction equals one or more years, Provided, That no teacher shall receive more than one year's credit for teaching in any school year, as defined by the school code of this state.

Sec. 2. Section 11 of chapter 163, Laws of 1917, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 11. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the district, at the time of issuing the transfer warrants hereinabove provided for, to certify to the secretary of the fund the names of the teachers assessed and respective number of months of serving since the last certificate, and the respective amounts deducted from the salary of each. Upon receiving such certificate, it shall be the duty of the secretary of the fund to credit the members with the respective months of service and respective amounts contributed by each, in the proper columns of the membership register after their respective names. Each member of the fund not employed by the district or granted leave of absence for professional preparation by the board of directors, may on or before the 10th day of November, and on or before the 10th day of May of each year present his receipt from the county treasurer for his payment for the benefit of the fund, to the secretary of the fund, together with a verified statement of the amount and character of services rendered during

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