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Bonded in debtedness.
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or subdivision of the Territory make any subscription to Subscriptions the capital stock of any incorporated company, or in any tions. manner lend its credit for the use thereof; nor shall the Territory, or any municipal corporation therein, have power or authority to create or assume any bonded indebtedness whatever; nor to borrow money in the name of the Territory or of any municipal division thereof; nor to pledge the faith of the people of the same for any loan whatever, either directly or indirectly; nor to create, nor to assume, any indebtedness, except for the actual running for running expenses thereof; and no such indebtedness for actual expenses alrunning expenses shall be created or assumed in excess of the actual income of the Territory or municipality for that year, including as a part of such income appropriations then made by Congress, and taxes levied and pay. able and applicable to the payment of such indebtedness and cash and other money credits on hand and applicable and not already pledged for prior indebtedness: Provided, Provisos That all authorized indebtedness shall be paid in the order of its creation; all taxes shall be uniform upon the same class of subjects and shall be levied and collected under general laws, and the assessments shall be according to the actual value thereof. No tax shall be levied for Territorial purposes in excess of one per centum upon the assessed valuation of property therein in any one year; nor shall any incorporated town or municipality levy any tax, for any purpose, in excess of two per centum of the assessed valuation of property within the town in any one year: Provided, That the Congress reserves the exclusive power for five years from the date of the ap- to Congress. proval of this Act to fix and impose any tax or taxes upon railways or railway property in Alaska, and no acts or laws passed by the Legislature of Alaska providing for a county form of government therein shall have any force or effect until it shall be submitted to and approved by the affirmative action of Congress; and all laws passed, or attempted to be passed, by such legislature in said Terri-cloconsistent tory inconsistent with the provisions of this section shall be null and void: Provided further, That nothing herein Women sufcontained shall be held to abridge the right of the legis- mitted. lature to modify the qualifications of electors by extending the elective franchise to women.
Sec. 10. RULES, QUORUM, AND MAJORITY.—That the Legislative senate and house of representatives shall each choose its own officers, determine the rules of its own proceedings not inconsistent with this Act, and keep a journal of its proceedings; that the ayes and noes of the members of either house on any question shall, at the request of onefifth of the members present, be entered upon the journal; that a majority of the members to which each house is entitled shall constitute a quorum of such house for the conduct of business, of which quorum a majority vote shall suffice; that a smaller number than a quorum may adjourn from day to day and compel the attendance of
Tax on rallroads reserved
, , void.
absent members, in such manner and under such penalties as each house may provide; that for the purpose of ascertaining whether there is a quorum present the presiding officer shall count and report the actual number
of members present. Legislators. SEC. 11. LEGISLATOR SHALL NOT HOLD OTHER OFFICE.on holding
That no member of the legislature shall hold or be apoffice.
pointed to any office which has been created, or the salary or emoluments of which have been increased, while he was a member, during the term for which he was elected
and for one year after the expiration of such term; and Federal, no person holding a commission or appointment under
tory. Exemptions. SEC. 12. EXEMPTIONS OF LEGISLATORS.—That no member
of the legislature shall be held to answer before any other tribunal for any words uttered in the exercise of his legislative functions. That the members of the legislature shall, in all cases except treason, felony, or breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance
upon the sessions of the respective houses, and in going Proviso.
to and returning from the same: Provided, That such Period of.
privilege as to going and returning shall not cover a period of more than ten days each way, except in the second division, when it shall extend to twenty days each
way, and the fourth division to fifteen days each way. Passage of Sec. 13. PASSAGE OF LAWS.—That a bill in order to be
come a law shall have three separate readings in each house, the final passage of which in each house shall be by a majority vote of all the members to which such house
is entitled, taken by ayes and noes, and entered upon its Enrollment journal. That every bill, when passed by the house in
Sec. 14. THE VETO POWER.—That, except as herein prosigned by gov
vided, all bills passed by the legislature shall, in order to be valid, be signed by the governor. That every bill which shall have passed the legislature shall be certified by the presiding officers and clerks of both houses, and shall thereupon be presented to the governor. If he approves it, he shall sign it and it shall become a law at the expiration of ninety days thereafter, unless sooner
given effect by a two-thirds vote of said legislature. If Veto power. the governor does not approve such bill, he may return
it, with his objections, to the legislature. He may veto any specific item or items in any bill which appropriates
money for specific purposes, but shall veto other bills, Passage over if at all, only as a whole. That upon the receipt of a thirds vote. veto message from the governor each house of the legis
lature shall enter the same at large upon its journal and proceed to reconsider such bill, or part of a bill, and
Bills to be
veto by two
fect without signature.
again vote upon it by ayes and noes, which shall be entered upon its journal. If, after such reconsideration, such bill or part of a bill shall be approved by a twothirds vote of all the members to which each house is entitled, it shall thereby become a law. That if the gov- Laws in efernor neither signs nor vetoes a bill within three days (Sundays excepted) after it is delivered to him, it shall become a law without his signature, unless the legislature adjourns sine die prior to the expiration of such three days. If any bill shall not be returned by the governor within three days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the legislature, by its adjournment, prevents the return of the bill, in which case it shall not be a law. Sec. 15. PAYMENT OF LEGISLATIVE EXPENSES.—That
Annual ap there shall be annually appropriated by Congress a sum congress for
propriation by sufficient to pay the salaries of members and authorized legislative exemployees of the Legislature of Alaska, the printing of Penses. the laws, and other incidental expenses thereof; the said sums shall be disbursed by the governor of Alaska, under sole instructions from the Secretary of the Treasury, and he shall account quarterly to the Secretary for the manner in which the said funds shall have been expended; and no expenditure, to be paid out of money appropriated by Congress, shall be made by the governor or by the legislature for objects not authorized by the Acts of Congress making the appropriations, nor beyond the sums thus appropriated for such objects. Sec. 16. LAWS TRANSMITTED TO PRESIDENT AND PRINT
sion of session ED.—That the governor of Alaska shall, within ninety laws. days after the close of each session of the Legislature of the Territory of Alaska, transmit a correct copy of all the laws and resolutions passed by the said legislature, certified to by the secretary of the Territory, with the seal of the Territory attached; one copy to the President of the United States, and one to the Secretary of State of the United States; and the legislature shall make provisions for printing the session laws and resolutions within ninety days after the close of each session and for their distribution to public officials and sale to the people of the Territory.
Sec. 17. ELECTION OF DELEGATES.—That after the year Delegates. nineteen hundred and twelve the election for Delegate Time changed from the Territory of Alaska, provided by “An Act providing for the election of a Delegate to the House of Representatives from the Territory of Alaska," approved May seventh, nineteen hundred and six, shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, and every second year thereafter on the said Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, and all of the provisions of the aforesaid Act shall continue to be in full force and effect and shall apply to the said election in every respect as is
for election of.
Railroad commission created.
now provided for the election to be held in the month of
August therein: Provided, That the time for holding an may provide election in said Territory for Delegate in Alaska to the for Alling va- House of Representatives to fill a vacancy, whether such
vacancy is caused by failure to elect at the time prescribed by law, or by the death, resignation, or incapacity
of a person elected, may be prescribed by an act passed Conduct of by the Legislature of the Territory of Alaska : Provided
further, That when such election is held it shall be governed in every respect by the laws passed by Congress governing such election.
SEC. 18. CREATING RAILROAD COMMISSION.—That an of
ficer of the Engineer Corps of the United States Army, a Composition of.
geologist in charge of Alaska surveys, an officer in the Engineer Corps of the United States Navy, and a civil engineer who has had practical experience in railroad construction and has not been connected with any railroad enterprise in said Territory be appointed by the President as a commission hereby authorized and instructed to con
duct an examination into the transportation question in vestigations
stroperiods to the Territory of Alaska; to examine railroad routes from be made by. the seaboard to the coal fields and to the interior and
navigable waterways; to secure surveys and other information with respect to railroads, including cost of construction and operation; to obtain information in respect
to the coal fields and their proximity to railroad routes; Roepmetsdand and to make report of the facts to Congress on or before
the first day of December, nineteen hundred and twelve, or as soon thereafter as may be practicable, together with their conclusions and recommendations in respect to the best and most available routes for railroads in Alaska
which will develop the country and the resources thereof Proviso. Appropria
for the use of the people of the United States: Provided further, That the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated to defray the expenses of said commission.
SEC. 19. That the Committee on Territories of the SenCompilation ate and the Committee on Territories of the House of to be made of Representatives are hereby authorized, empowered, and
directed to jointly codify, compile, publish, and annotate all the laws of the United States applicable to the Territory of Alaska, and said committees are jointly authorized
to employ such assistance as may be necessary for that Appropria- purpose; and the sum of five thousand dollars, or so much
thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to cover the expenses of said work, which shall be paid upon vouchers properly signed and approved by the chairmen of said committees.
SEC, 20. LAWS SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO CONGRESS.—That mitted to con- all laws passed by the Legislature of the Territory of
eseid if dis- Alaska shall be submitted to the Congress by the Presiapproved. dent of the United States, and, if disapproved by Con
gress, they shall be null and of no effect.
tions for de. veloping resources.
tion for expenses.
Laws relating to Alaska.
Territorial laws to be sub
CHAP. 388.–An Act Making appropriations for the current Aug. 24, 1912. and contingent expenses of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, for ful- [H. R. 20728.) filling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, and for [Public, No. other purposes, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nine
37 Stat. L., teen hundred and thirteen.
pt. 1, p. 518. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, Indian De. appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not oth-propriations. . erwise appropriated, for the purpose of paying the current and contingent expenses of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, and in full compensation for all offices the salaries for which are provided for herein for the service of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, namely:
For collection and transportation of pupils to and from TransportIndian schools, and for the transportation of Indian e etc., pu
pils. pupils from any and all Indian schools and placing them, with the consent of their parents, under the care and control of white families qualified to give such pupils moral, industrial, and educational training, eighty-two thousand dollars: Provided, That not to exceed five thousand dol. Proriso, lars of this amount may be used in the transportation and employments. placing of Indian youths in positions where a remunerative employment may be found for them in industrial pursuits. The provisions of this section shall also apply to native pupils of school age under twenty-one years of Alaska pu
pils. age brought from Alaska.
For support and education of six Salem hundred Indian pupils, including native pupils brought
school. from Alaska, at the Indian school, Salem, Oregon, and for pay of superintendent, one hundred and two thousand dollars; for general repairs and improvements, nine thousand dollars; for construction of industrial building, six thousand dollars; in all, one hundred and seventeen thousand dollars.
CHAP. 389.–An Act Making appropriations for the service Aug. 24. 1912. of the Post Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thir- [H. R. 21279. ] tieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, and for other purposes. (Public, No.
338.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 37 Stat. L., tives of the United States of America in Congress assem
pt. 1, p. 539. bled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated for the service of the Post Office Department, in conformity with the Act of July second, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, as follows: