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CHAPTER 177.

[S. B. 75.)

RELIEF OF IRVING D. SILL.

AN Act appropriating the sum of $2,500.00 for the relief of

Irving D. Sill.

Appropri-
ation,
$2,500.00.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of

Washington:
SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated out of
any monies in the general fund not otherwise ap-
propriated the sum of two thousand five hundred
dollars ($2,500.00) for the relief of Irving D. Sill,
former county treasurer of Stevens County, to re-
imburse him for loss sustained by reason of the
insolvency of the Northport State Bank and Illinois
Surety Company, the surety on its bond for county
deposits: Provided, that before this act shall take
effect said Irving D. Sill shall assign to the state of
Washington all claims and judgments which he now
has against said Northport State Bank and the Illi-
nois Surety Company, insolvent corporations.

Passed the Senate March 3, 1919.
Passed the House March 12, 1919.
Approved by the Governor March 19, 1919.

CHAPTER 178.

[S. B. 271.)

APPLICATIONS FOR MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSES.
AN Act relating to the use of public highways and the issuance

of licenses for motor vehicles, and amending section 5 of
chapter 142 of the Laws of 1915.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of

Washington: SECTION 1. That section 5 of chapter 142 of the Laws of 1915 be amended to read as follows: Section 5. Application for a motor vehicle li- License ap

plications. cense shall be made to the secretary of state on blanks to be furnished by him. Such application shall be made by the owner of the vehicle, or his duly authorized agent, over the signature of such owner or agent, and he shall certify that the statements therein are true to the best of his knowledge. The application must show: (1) The name of the owner, with the business showing

required. or residence address thereof, or both if there be such;

(2) The nature of the license required; whether a license has heretofore been issued for such vehicle, and if so, the number of such license;

(3) The trade name of such vehicle, the factory number thereof and the name and address of the manufacturer;

(4) The kind of vehicle, whether a motor cycle, automobile, auto stage, auto truck or other motor vehicle;

(5) The rated carrying capacity of such vehicle;

(6) The purpose for which the same is to be used, and whether for public or private use; if for public, the nature of the same and the city or community to be served;

Weight of vehicle.

(7) The power to be used, whether electric, steam, gas or other power;

(8) The weight of all automobiles for private use, which shall be determined by the shipping weight thereof as given by the manufacturer: Provided however, that if the secretary of state is unable to obtain such shipping weight on any particular make or model of automobile he may by general rules and regulations adopted and published from time to time prescribe the method of ascertaining such weight and the proof thereof by certificate, affidavit or otherwise which shall accompany the application for license when the same is forwarded to the secretary of state and the owner of the vehicle shall pay the license fee in accordance with weight shown on such certificate, affidavit or other proof.

(9) The weight of all automobiles For Hire, Auto Stages and Motor Trucks, which shall be determined in such manner and proven by certificate, affidavit or otherwise as may be prescribed by general rules and regulations adopted and published from time to time by the secretary of state.

The certificate, affidavit or other proof of weight of automobiles for private use, automobiles For Hire, Auto Stages and Motor Trucks prescribed by the secretary of state as hereinabove provided for, must be attached to and accompany the application for license which is forwarded to the secretary of state. The secretary of state is hereby forbidden to accept any application for a license unless such certificate, affidavit or other proof of weight as provided for herein is furnished him at the time the application is made and the fee paid in accordance with the weight given upon such certificate, affidavit or other proof: Provided however, that in determining the weight of vehicles as provided for in this section no fraction of 100 pounds shall be taken into

Certificate of weight to be attached to application,

consideration, but where such fraction occurs the fee shall obtain upon the next lowest 100 pounds.

(10) Such other information as shall be required by the secretary of state.

Sec. 2. This act is necessary for the immediate Emergency. preservation of the public peace, health and safety and the immediate support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately.

Passed the Senate March 12, 1919.
Passed the House March 12, 1919.
Approved by the Governor March 19, 1919.

CHAPTER 179.

[S. B. 146.]

ENLARGEMENT OF DRAINAGE SYSTEMS AND OF THE

POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN.

AN ACT relating to drainage districts, authorizing the construc

tion and enlargement of drainage systems, granting the right of eminent domain in certain instances, amending section 4143 of Remington & Ballinger's Codes and Statutes of Washington, and declaring that this act shall take effect immediately.

given addi

powers.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of

Washington: SECTION 1. That whenever it shall appear to the Districts board of commissioners of any drainage district tional now organized or that may be hereafter organized under the laws of the State of Washington, that existing drainage systems or improvements are inadequate or insufficient to properly drain the lands within said district or any portion or portions thereof, such commissioners shall have the power and they are hereby authorized to construct such additional system or systems or to extend, add to, or enlarge any existing system as in their judgment

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is necessary. In such event the procedure for the establishment of such additional system or extension of existing system and the manner and method of the payment of the cost of construction and maintenance of the same by the assessment of the lands particularly benefited thereby, as well as the obtaining of necessary rights of way shall be the same as that provided by existing laws for the establishment of the original drainage system within said district. In the exercise of any of the powers herein granted it shall be immaterial whether the outlet of any of the ditches, drains, or other necessary structures or appliances are to be located within or without the boundaries of said district. This section is intended to grant supplemental and additional powers to such drainage districts and shall not be construed to limit or repeal any existing powers of such districts, nor to repeal any existing laws relating thereto.

SEC. 2. That section 4143 of Rem. & Bal. Code be amended to read as follows:

Section 4143. All drainage districts organized or that may hereafter be organized under the provisions of this chapter or the acts amendatory thereof shall have the right of eminent domain, with the power by and through its board of commissioners, to cause to be condemned and appropriated private property for the use of said corporation in the construction and maintenance of a system or systems of drainage, and make just compensation therefor, and such right of eminent domain may be exercised either within or without the boundaries of such districts, and may be exercised with respect to rights of way for ditches, drains, dams, outlets or any other necessary appliances or structures and whether for the original system or any additions, enlargements or extensions thereof or for additional

Enlarging power of eminent domain.

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