Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

"Fees and Salaries," and all other acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

SECTION 68. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the first Monday in April, 1897. Approved March 12, 1897.

[blocks in formation]

AN ACT to amend chapter 30, section 1, of the Session Laws of 1895.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of
Oklahoma:

contract for

SECTION 1. That section 2990, paragraph 1, chap- Governor to ter 42, of the Oklahoma statutes, be, and the same is, care of hereby amended so as to read as follows: Section 2990, paragraph 1. The governor of the Territory of Oklahoma be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to enter into a contract with responsible individuals or private corporation, for the treatment, care and maintenance within the territory, of the territory's insane, and of all persons who become insane within the territory, and who are citizens thereof, for a term not to exceed three years from or before the fifteenth day of June, 1898, and at a rate not to exceed two hundred dollars per annum for each patient: Provided further, That the contract shall stipulate that the regulations prescribed by the law of the states of Illinois or Kansas, for the treatment of the insane, shall be those governing the contractors in the care and treatment of the insane, as far as the same can be made applicable. The accounts of the person, persons or corporation with whom the governor shall

When

county to pay

tation of.

contract for the treatment, care and maintenance of
the insane, shall, on the approval of the governor, be
audited by the territorial auditor quarterly, and war-
rants issued on the territorial treasurer for the
amount found due: Provided, That burial expenses
and accounts for conveying discharged patients to
their residence, shall be a county charge, and shall be
allowed by the board of county commissioners of the
county of the patient's residence: Provided, That the
territory shall in no case be responsible for the
expense of transporting patients from the institution
where they are now kept to the asylum established
under the provisions of this act. The governor shall
also have power, under this act, to contract for the
care and education of the deaf, dumb and blind of the
Territory of Oklahoma, by parties within the Terri-
tory of Oklahoma, out of the funds as may be provided
for that purpose:
Provided, That the contracts shall
stipulate that the regulations prescribed by the board
of regents of the territorial university, the normal
school and the governor of the territory, shall be
those governing the contracts in the care and educa-
tion of the deaf, dumb and blind: Provided further,
That the care and control of the deaf and dumb shall
be under the management and control of the board of
regents of the normal school for Oklahoma; the care
and control of the school for the blind shall be under
the management and control of the board of regents
of the territorial university of Oklahoma.

SECTION 2. All applicants who are unable to profor transpor- vide transportation to and from said schools for the deaf, dumb and blind, shall be paid by the county commissioners out of the poor fund of the county of which such applicant is a resident.

SECTION 3. All acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

SECTION 4. This act shall be in force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

Approved March 12, 1897.

[blocks in formation]

AN ACT to provide for the insurance of school houses, and the furniture

and fixtures thereof.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of
Oklahoma:

superintend

school

done.

SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of each county county superintendent of public instruction during the months ent to insure of June, July or August, in the year 1897, to cause houses; how each school house, and the furniture and fixtures therein, located in his county, to be appraised at the actual cash value thereof. To make such appraisements the county superintendent shall call to his assistance three voters in the county, not residing in the district where the house to be appraised is located, and shall administer to such appraisers an oath to appraise the school house and furniture and fixtures at their true value, and for that purpose the county superintendent is hereby authorized to administer an oath to the appraisers, and the appraisers so sworn shall proceed with the superintendent to appraise the school house and furniture and fixtures, and the county superintendent shall make a record thereof. When the school houses and furniture and fixtures in the county have been so appraised the county superintendent shall report to the territorial superintendent of public instruction, the value so fixed of each school house and furniture and fixtures, and the district in which it is located, and shall keep a copy of such record in his office. It shall be the duty of the territorial superintendent to prepare a tabulated record of the value of each school house, furniture and fixtures in the territory, and the district in which it is located, and to show the aggregate value of them

Assessment made for an insurance fund.

Loss, how proved and adjusted.

all. It shall be the duty of the county superintendent to return such appraised values to the territorial superintendent, within a reasonable time to be fixed by the territorial superintendent.

SECTION 2. When these appraisements are so returned the territorial superintendent shall assess, against each school district in the territory, five per cent. of the appraised value of the school house and furniture and fixtures in that district, for each of the years 1897 and 1898, and shall notify the various county superintendents of the amount so assessed to each district. Thereupon the county superintendent when apportioning the territorial school fund, shall order the county treasurer to retain out of such fund five per cent. in the year 1897, and five per cent. in the year 1898, and to return the same to the territorial treasurer from such school fund. The amount so assessed against each district shall be charged to the district from which it was taken, and the county treasurer shall remit such assessment to the territorial treasurer on such order of the county superintendent, and the same shall be kept in the territorial treasury as a territorial school-house insurance fund, out of which shall be paid all damages to, or losses of school houses, furniture and fixtures, caused by storms or fire.

SECTION 3. When any school house, furniture or fixtures therein are injured or destroyed by storm or fire, it shall be the duty of the school board of that district to make full and careful proof of the amount and value of such injury or loss. The proof shall be made under oath before the probate judge of that county, and he shall hear and determine the matter as a cause on trial before him, and shall take testimony in relation thereto, and make a finding and fix the value and amount of the loss, and he shall certify the same to the county superintendent, and the county superintend ent shall forward it to the territorial superintendent, and he shall draw his warrant on the territorial treasurer, and against the fund held to pay such losses, and in favor of the school districts sustaining the loss, for three-fourths of the loss so certified to him, and shall forward the same to the county superintendent, and

he shall deliver the warrant to the treasurer of that school district, and the same shall be used to repair the damages sustained or to rebuild the house destroyed as the school board of that district may deem necessary.

repaired

how insured.

SECTION 4. When any school house is rebuilt, or Rebuilt and when any district at any time builds anew or greatly school houses, improves its school house, the school board shall report such fact to the county superintendent and the property shall be appraised and reported and returned as in this act provided, and shall thereafter be the basis of assessments against said district.

Territorial

superintend

regulations.

SECTION 5. When the fund provided for in section 2, of this act, shall be impaired by losses paid, the terri- ent to make torial superintendent shall levy an assessment against each district of such percentage as will reasonably realize sufficient to pay the losses liable to occur within one year thereafter. Such assessment and levy and payments shall be made as in this act provided.

assessing

district

SECTION 6. The territorial superintendent shall Expenses of have power, and he is hereby authorized, to make all paid by needful rules and regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, for carrying the same into effect.

SECTION 7. The expenses of assessing property Territorial superintendand making proof of the losses shall be paid by each ent to report to legislature. district as a part of its contingent expenses, and the fees allowed therefor shall be the same as provided for appraisements and proceedings in justices' courts.

SECTION 8. It shall be the duty of the territorial superintendent to fully report to each legislative assembly, within five days after it first convenes, the amount of money realized, expended and on hand, losses incurred and paid, and the amount of each assessment made up to that date. He shall forbid insurance to be taken on school houses in any other manner than is in this act provided.

SECTION 9. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval. Approved March 12, 1897.

« AnteriorContinuar »