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CHAPTER IV.

AN ACT

To change the name of Frances Sophia Bowen to that

of Frances Sophia Burgess, and that of her infant Son, Charles French Bowen, to Charles French Burgess.

[Approved January 31, 1855.)

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. It shall be lawful for the person heretofore known as Frances Sophia Bowen, to change her name to that of Frances Name

changed. Sophia Burgess, and that of her infant son, Charles French Bowen, to that of Charles French Burgess.

CHAPTER V.

AN ACT

Requiring the Controller to audit certain bills of the Members and

Officers of the present Legislature.

Passed the Assembly notwithstanding the veto of the Governor, by the requisite Constitutional majority, January 31, 1855.

WM. W. STOW. Speaker of the Assembly. Passed the Sepate, notwithstanding the veto of the Governor, by the requisite Constitutional majority February, 1st, 1855.

SAMUEL PURDY, President of the Senate.

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

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Section 1. The Controller of State is hereby required to audit, and the Treasurer to pay out of the general fund which now may Treasurer be on hand or which may hereafter be received, the per

diem or mileage allowance of members of the present Legislature, to the amount of one thousand dollars each. Also, to audit and pay

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diem $1.000. of the officers of said Legislature for sixty days, so soon as their

60 days. service is rendered and accounts are certified to by the proper officers of their respective bodies; provided, if there should not be so Proviso. much in the Treasury at any one time, then each member shall receive a pro rata proportion from time to time until he has received Pro rata. the full sum to which he is entitled under this Act. Sec. 2. The Treasurer is hereby required to set apart and retain

To set apart. the necessary sum, of such funds as are not otherwise specially appropriated for the purposes expressed in the foregoing section.

CHAPTER VI.

AN ACT

Amendatory of an Act to provide for the permanent location of

the Seats of Justice of the several counties of this State, passed April 11, 1850, passed May 13, 1854.

(Approved February 1, 1855.)

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

Amended.

Petition.

SECTION 1. The second section of an Act amendatory of an Act to provide for the permanent location of the Seats of Justice of the several counties of this State, passed April 11, 1850, passed May 13, 1854, is hereby amended so as to read as follows :

Sec. 2. If the petition be signed by qualified electors of the Judge to

county equal in number to at least a majority of all the votes in the order election county at the last preceeding general election, the County Judge

shall within five days after receiving such petition, order an election,

naming the day on which it shall be held, (which shall not be more Object.

than sixty, nor less than twenty days from the time of calling it,) specifying its object, and the manner in which the votes are to be given.

Time.

CHAPTER VII.

AN ACT

Making appropriations to meet deficiencies in appropriations

heretofore made to defray the expenses of State Printing which exist in the form of unpaid audited accounts, and of Printing accounts not yet audited.

(Approved February 2, 1855.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

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That the sum of one hundred thousand dollars be and is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated to meet the deficiencies in appropriations heretofore made for the same purpose for the audited and unaudited accounts of the former and present State Printer, accruing from the first day of January, 1854, to the first day of February, 1855.

Jan. 1, '54 to
Jan. 1, '55.

CHAPTER VIII.

AN ACT

To fix the time for holding the terms of the District Court of the

Second Judicial District of this State.

[Approved February 7, 1855.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The several terms of the District Court of the Second Judicial District of this State during each year, shall commence as follows: First, In the county of Santa Barbara, on the first Mon-Santa Barbara, day of January, April, July and October. Second, In the county of San Luis Obispo, on the first Monday of February, May, August San Luis Obispo. and November.

Sec. 2. So much of an Act to fix the times for holding the terms of the District Courts throughout the State, passed May 18, 1853, as relates to the counties of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, is Repeal. hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force, from and after When to the first day of March, eighteen hundred and fifty five.

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CHAPTERIX.

AN ACT

To authorize the Governor of this State to appoint Commissioners

to the World's Industrial Echibition, to be holden at Paris in the year 1855.

(Approved February 7, 1855.)

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

Section 1. That his Excellency, the Governor, be and he is here-Commission, by authorized to appoint and commission such citizen or citizens of this State, as in his discretion he may deem proper, Commissioners to represent the State of California at the World's Industrial Exhi- Paris. bition, to be holden at Paris, in the year 1855 ; provided, no compensation be allowed such Commissioners for services or expenses.

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CHAPTER X.

AN ACT

To amend the forty-seventh section of An Act entitled an Act con

cerning Officers, passed April 28, 1851.

(Approved February 8, 1855.)

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

Amended.

Sec. 47.

Attorney, &c.

Section 1. That section forty-seven of an Act entitled an Act concerning officers, passed April 28, 1851, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Section forty-seven. When any vacancy shall exist or occur in the office of District Attorney, County Clerk, or in any other county office except the office of County Judge, the Board of Supervisors for the county where such Board exists, and in counties where no such Board exists, the County Judge of the county, shall appoint some suitable person to fill the vacancy until the next general election.

CHAPTER XI.

BILL

For an Act to repeal an Act entitled An Act to amend an Act con

cerning the per diem of Officers of the Senate and Assembly, passed January twenty-first, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, (passed May 15, 1854,) and to re-instate and re-enact an Act entitled An Act concerning the per diem of Officers of the Senate and Assembly,(passed February 4, 1854.)

(Approved February 8, 1855.)

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

Repeal.

Section 1. That an Act entitled “ An Act to amend an Act concerning the per diem of officers of the Senate and Assembly, passed January twenty-first, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, (passed May 15, 1854,”) be and the same is hereby repealed. And that an act entitled an Act concerniug the per diem of Officers of the Sonate and Assembly, (passed February 4, 1854,") (sought to be amended by said Act of May 15, 1854) be and the same is hereby re-instated and re-enacted.

Re-instated.

CHAPTER XII.

AN ACT

To change the name of Caroline L. Ketcham to that of Caroline

L. Pixley.

(Approved February 8, 1855.)

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

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Section 1. It shall be lawful for the person heretofore known as Caroline L. Ketcham to change her name to that of Caroline L. changed. . Pixley.

CHAPTER XIII.

AN ACT

To authorize the Board of Examiners of War Claims to settle

and pay the Clerk employed by them to arrange the papers and vouchers connected with said claims.

(Approved February 14, 1855.)

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

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SECTION 1. The Board of Examiners of War Claims of this State, are hereby authorized to settle with the Clerk employed by appropriated. them, and certify to the same not to exceed three thousand dollars ; and when so certified, the amount shall be audited by the Controller, and paid by the Treasurer out of any money in the general fund, and not otherwise appropriated. The sum of three thousand dollars is hereby appropriated and set apart out of any unappropriated moneys in the Treasury for the purpose herein specified.

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