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[No. 39, S.]
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 12.
Authorizing the employment of a competent architect to examine the vault in which state records are stored.
Whereas, In his message to the legislature on February 11th, 1897, Governor Scofield has directed attention to the unprotected condition of our state records now stored in the basement of this building, and has recommended that some one of the committees of the legislature make investigation of the condition of the records and of the vault in which they are stored and that, if it be found that they are not sufficiently protected, provision be made for the construction of a thoroughly fire-proof vault in which they may be stored with safety; and
Whereas, Such recommendations of the message have been referred to the committee on state affairs in both the senate and assembly; and
Whereas, Such committees, acting together and with the governor and the secretary of state, have inspected the condition of the records and the vault in which they are stored and have found it necessary to have the advice of a competent architect to determine whether the present vault be fire-proof and what, if any, additional vault room ought to be provided; therefore
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, that the two committees on state affairs, acting together, be and they are hereby authorized to employ a competent architect to examine and report upon the present condition of the vault in which the records of the state are stored, and to make such recommendations with reference to insuring the safety of the present vault, or providing another vault, as in the judgment of such committees may be necessary for the preservation of the public records.
Resolved, that such committees be and they are hereby are authorized to incur the necessary expense of carrying out the recommendations of the governor as above set forth, to the amount of not to exceed three hundred dollars, ($300.00).
[No. 34, S.]
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 13.
Authorizing governor to have control of office rooms in capitol.
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, that the governor be, and hereby is, authorized to have full control of all office rooms in the capitol, and to assign to each office or department such room or rooms as, in his judgment, may be required for the transaction of the busi ness of the respective departments, and for the proper care and preservation of the records and property.
All resolutions interfering with this resolution are hereby repealed.
This resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.
[No. 44, S.]
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 14.
FOR NEW JOINT RULE.
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, that a new joint rule be adopted as follows:
If at any regular session of the legislature a recess shall be taken for a period exceeding thirty days, no busi ness shall be received or transacted at the coming in of the legislature after such recess excepting such business as may be specially mentioned in the resolution provid ing for such recess.
This rule shall not be suspended by either house unless both houses by a vote of three-fourths of the members elect of each house concur in such suspension.
[No. 20, S.]
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 15.
Requiring commissioner of insurance to report and account for fees and perquisites paid to or received by him.
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, that the commissioner of insurance be and he hereby is required to report to the senate and assembly by a tabulated statement the amount and character of all fees and other official perquisites, paid to or received by himself or others connected with said office, if any there be, not accounted for to the secretary of state, and also the source from which the same are derived; and that upon the coming in of such report the committee on state affairs be and hereby is authorized to prepare and present a bill for the proper disposition of such funds, and the payment thereof into the state treasury.
[No. 50, S.]
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 16.
For the appointment of a committee to act in conjunction with the state fish commission and state fish and game warden, to secure uniform legislation, on the subject of fish and game for the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois.
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, that a committee of three, one from the senate and two from the assembly, be appointed to act in conjunction with the state fish commission and the state fish and game war
den to secure uniform legislation on the subject of fish and game for the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois, and report to the next regular session of the legislature by bill; and,
Resolved, further, That the governor be requested to inform the governors of the above named states of the action taken by this legislature, and request them to ad
vise like action on the part of the legislatures of their respective states.
[No. 16, S.]
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 17.
To amend article No. 11 of the constitution of the state of Wisconsin,
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That article 11, of the constitution of the state of Wisconsin, be, and hereby is, amended by adding thereto a new sec tion, known as section 6, as follows:
SECTION 6. The legislature is hereby authorized and empowered to restrict and limit taxation in counties and towns in this state.
[No. 51, S.]
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 18.
Directing superintendent of public property to assign a room in state capitol as headquarters for Wisconsin department G. A. R.
Be it resolved by the senate of the state of Wisconsin, the assembly concurring: That the governor is hereby author
ized and instructed to direct the superintendent of public property to assign a suitable room in the state capitol for the use of headquarters of the department of Wisconsin Grand Army of the Republic.
[No. 66, S.]
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19.
Requesting President McKinley to revoke order pertain ing to Milwaukee pension agency.
Whereas, Ex-President Cleveland, by executive order, to take effect September first next, consolidated the United States pension agency at Milwaukee with that of Chicago; and
Whereas, such consolidation will prove a great inconvenience to the pensioners now paid from the Milwaukee agency; therefore,
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, that President McKinley be earnestly requested to revoke this order, so far as it pertains to the pension agency at Milwaukee.
[No. 61, S.]
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 20.
Authorizing state treasurer to transfer funds for normal school purposes.
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, that the state treasurer is hereby authorized to use, from any