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petent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder of this act.

Sec. 11. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 15, 1926.

CHAPTER 279.

HOUSE BILL No. 292

AN ACT to validate all municipal bonds, notes, certificates of indebt

edness and other obligations. To validate all municipal bonds, etc., regardless of defects.

All municipal obligations validated.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That all bonds, notes, certificates of indebtedness and other obligations which have been issued by a municipality under and by authority of any general, special, local or private act of the legislature, be, and they are hereby in all things made valid and legal, and are binding obligation on the municipality issuing the same, regardless of defects or informalities in their issuance, or the failure of any municipality to comply with any law or part of law providing for their issuance.

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Provided not less than par value of such bonds, notes and certificates of indebtedness and other obligations was paid to the municipal treasury

Sec. 2. That this act shall apply to all such bonds, notes, certificates of indebtedness or other such obligations now outstanding and such obligations are hereby made in all things valid and legal, and when they mature may be refunded as provided by law; provided, it shall not apply to bonds over which there is now a contest and upon which no money has been paid.

Sec. 3. That this act shall apply to all municipalities, whether operating under chapter 99, code of 1906, special charter or the commission government acts.

Sec. 4. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 18, 1926.

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CHAPTER 280.

SENATE BILL No. 434. AN ACT to validate the creation of any and all school districts or levee

districts or drainage districts or other taxing districts, in the state
of Mississippi, and to validate all bonds, notes, certificates, loan
warrants, or other obligations of any county, consolidated school
district, rural separate school district, municipal separate school
district, or other school district, or drainage district, or levee dis-
tricts or other taxing districts, issued and sold within the state of

Mississippi, or contracted to be sold.
Validating all bonds and proceedings of taxing districts.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That all proceedings heretofore had and taken by the board of supervisors of any county in this state, or the school board of any county or municipality in this state, or by the board of commissioners or the board of mayor and aldermen of any municipality of this state, or by the board of commissioners of any drainage district of this state, for the creation of any consolidated school district, rural separate school district, municipal separate school district, or other school district, or drainage or levee district, or other taxing district, or the proceedings or orders of any chancery court in this state for the creation of any drainage district within the state of Mississippi, be, and the same are hereby, approved, ratified and confirmed, and said district, or districts, as so organized by the orders of said boards, or the decrees of said chancery court, be, and the same are hereby declared to be valid and duly organized districts as provided by the general laws of the state of Mississippi, regardless of any defect or omission or irregularity in the proceedings for the organizations or creation of the districts hereinabove mentioned.

Provided, that where the formation of such districts was or is in litigation, or is contested, then such contested and unformed district shall not be affected or validated by the provisions of this act.

Sec. 2. That all proceedings heretofore had and taken by the board of supervisors of any county in this state, or the school boards of any county or municipality, or the board of commissioners or board of mayor and aldermen of any municipality in this state, or the board of commissioners of any drainage district or levee district in this state, or any chancery court in this state, to provide for the issuance of any and all bonds, notes, certificates, loan warrants or other obligations of any county, school district or subdivision or district thereof, or any separate school district, or drainage district, or levee district or other taxing district in the state of Mississippi, or by the Yazoo-Mississippi levee district or the board of commissioners of the Mississippi

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levee district, are hereby ratified, validated, and confirmed, and all bonds, notes, certificates loan warrants, or other obligations issued, or to be issued, pursuant to such proceedings, which have heretofore been sold, or have been contracted to be sold, shall be and the same are hereby ratified, validated and confirmed, regardless of the law under which the proceedings for which the issuance of said bonds, notes, certificates, loan warrants or other obligations were taken, and notwithstanding any defect or omission or irregularity in the proceedings, providing for the issuance of same or the failure to comply with any law or part of law in reference thereto, and regardless of whether or not said obligations have been delivered, within one year of the date of the election authorizing the issuance of same, and said bonds, or other obligations, shall be valid and binding obligations of said county, school district, or subdivision or district thereof, or any separate school district or drainage district, or levee district, or other taxing district.

Provided nothing in this act shall be construed to affect or otherwise validate any of the notes, loan warrants, certificates of indebtedness or bonds of the Hurricane creek drainage district of the Yalobusha district No. 2 of Calhoun county, Mississippi. Provided further that this act shall not apply to issues of bonds, certificates of indebtedness, notes, loan warrants or other obligations, the validity of which is not contested by legal proceedings.

Sec. 3. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 19, 1926.

CHAPTER 281

SENATE BILL No. 304. AN ACT authorizing the attorney general to take such steps as may be

necessary to secure data to validate the road bonds heretofore issued by the various road districts of the several counties of the state, and to employ such assistants, attorneys, clerks, stenographers, and other help as may be necessary or incident to the preservation of the credit of the state of Mississippi, by validating or making legal said bonds.

Attorney general to validate road bonds.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That, whereas, by recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, the question has been raised as to the validity of all road bonds heretofore issued by the various road districts of the several counties of the state, and it being necessary in order to

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preserve and protect the credit of the state of Mississippi, and the various subdivisions thereof, that immediate action be taken to validate said bonds and make them legal and binding obligations of the various districts issuing them, the attorney general be and he is hereby authorized and empowered to employ such additional assistants, attorneys, clerks, stenographers and other help as may be necessary to secure and assemble the necessary data and prepare the necessary bills, or institute such proceedings as may be necessary to validate said bonds to make them legal and binding obligations of the various districts issuing same. And the attorney general be and he is hereby authorized and empowered to do and perform all acts and institute all proceedings and perform any and all duties and things necessary to carry out the provisions, purposes

and intentions of this act. Public officials to render assistance.

Sec. 2. That all chancery clerks and other public officials be and they are hereby ordered and directed, and it shall be the duty of said chancery clerks and other public officials, to render the attorney general, his assistants, attorneys and employees all assistance possible in carrying out the provisions and purposes of this act, and to furnish all necessary data or information possible or required of them, and to co-operate in every way possible with the attorney general, his attorneys, assistants, and employees in carrying out the provisions of this act.

Sec. 3. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 19, 1926.

CHAPTER 282. v

SENATE BILL No. 321. AN ACT to validate all acts, proceedings, orders and resolutions of

boards of supervisors and road commissioners of road districts in the matter of the sale of county bonds and road district bonds and the price received therefor, and the employment and payment of fiscal agents to sell same, where such county bonds and road bonds were sold and the consideration therefor paid more than three years prior to January 1, 1926; and abating any suits filed by any officer or representative of the state, county, or such road districts to recover any monies or penalties on account of any of such matters, where such suits have been brought subsequent to January 1, 1926;

and for other purposes. Validating all county and road district bonds sold more than three years

prior to January 1st, 1926.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That all acts, proceedings, orders and resolutions of boards of supervisors and road commissioners of road districts

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of this state in the matter of the sale of county bonds and road district bonds, and the price received therefor, and the employment and payment of fiscal agents to sell such bonds, in all cases where such county bonds and road bonds were sold and the consideration therefor paid more than three years prior to January

1, 1926, be and the same are hereby validated and confirmed. Certain suits abated.

Sec. 2. That all suits brought subsequent to January 1, 1926, by any officer or representative of the state or any county or road district thereof to recover any monies or penalties on account of the sale of such bonds, or the price thereof or because of the employment and payment of any fiscal agent of the county employed to sell any such bonds be and the same are hereby abated and discontinued.

Sec. 3. That this act take effect and be in force from and after

its passage.

Approved March 19, 1926.

CHAPTER 283

SENATE BILL No. 320. AN ACT to validate all orders, resolutions, proceedings and acts of

the board of supervisors and the county superintendents of edu. cation of the various counties in allowing expense accounts to such county superintendents of education which were used to pay interest on teachers pay certificates to banks cashing same at par for such teachers their salaries when due, where such orders, resolutions, proceedings and acts of the board of supervisors were passed and the payment of such interest was made more than three years prior to January 1, 1926:--and abating any and all suits brought by any officer, or representative of the state or county to recover any monies or penalties on account thereof, where such suits were

brought subsequent to January 1, 1926—and for other purposes. Validating acts of supervisors and county superintendents of education in

certain matters.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That all orders, resolutions, proceedings, and acts of the boards of supervisors and the county superintendents of education of the various counties of the state in allowing expense accounts to county superintendents of education out of which there was paid interest to banks on teachers pay certificates cashed by such banks at par for such teachers and held by such banks until such time as warrants could be legally issued therefor, be and the same are hereby validated and confirmed-provided such orders, resolutions, proceedings, and acts of the boards of supervisors were passed, and such interest was paid more than three years prior to January 1, 1926.

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