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CHAPTER 510.

SENATE BILL No. 472.

AN ACT to authorize the county school board of Hancock county with the approval of the board of supervisors, to transfer to the common school fund the interest funds belonging to township 8, range 17, and township 10, range 15, to the common school fund.

School board of Hancock county may transfer to common school fund the interest funds belonging to certain townships.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the county school board, by and with the consent and approval of the board of supervisors of Hancock county is hereby authorized and empowered to transfer to the common school fund of said county the interest funds, heretofore accrued, belonging to the Township funds of Township 8, Range 17, and Township 10, Range 15, in said county. However, should the said townships or either of them hereafter become inhabited, and any school established in either of said townships, any funds transferred under the provisions of this act shall be repaid to said townships.

Sec. 2. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 27, 1924.

CHAPTER 511.

HOUSE BILL No. 922.

AN ACT to authorize the county school board of Hancock county with the approval of the board of supervisors, to transfer to the common school fund the interest funds belonging to township 8, range 17, and township 10, range 15, to the common school fund.

School board of Hancock county may transfer to common school fund the interest funds belonging to certain townships.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the county school board, by and with the consent and approval of the board of supervisors of Hancock county is hereby authorized and empowered to transfer to the common school fund of said county the interest funds, heretofore accrued, belonging to the township funds of Township 8, Range 17, and Township 10, Range 15, in said county. However, should the said townships or either of them hereafter become inhabited, and any school established in either of said townships, any funds transferred under the provisions of this act shall be repaid to said townships. Sec. 2. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

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AN ACT authorizing the board of supervisors of Hancock and Harrison counties to issue bonds in the sum of three hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($350,000.00), or so much thereof as may be necessary for the construction of a bridge connecting the two counties over the Bay of St. Louis, and to levy a tax or collect tolls or both, to pay said bonds and interest.

Hancock and Harrison counties may issue bonds for bridge over Bay of St. Louis.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the boards of supervisors of the counties of Hancock and Harrison, be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to issue bonds, the total amount of which both counties combined may issue shall not exceed three hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($350,000.00), or so much thereof as may be necessary, at a rate of interest not exceeding six percent per annum, for the purpose of constructing a bridge connecting the two counties over the Bay of St. Louis. The amount of bonds to be issued by said counties and the cost of building said bridge, shall be issued and borne by said counties in proportion to the assessed value of the taxable property of each county, or the benefits to be derived therefrom by each of said counties.

Special and ad valorem tax may be levied.

Sec. 2. That said boards of supervisors of Hancock and Harrison counties are hereby severally authorized and empowered to levy a special ad valorem tax on all of the taxable property of their respective counties, not to exceed six mills on the dollar, or to jointly fix and collect tolls for traffic on and over said bridge, or to fix and collect both tax and the tolls, all of which funds so collected shall be used for the payment of the principal and interest on said bonds.

State Highway Department to maintain bridge.

Sec. 3. That said bridge when constructed shall be and is hereby declared to be part of the general highway system of the state and a state highway, and it is hereby made the duty of the state highway department to maintain said bridge. The state highway department being hereby authorized and directed to maintain said bridge out of any funds available for highways of the state or counties or out of any other funds of the state highway department. The draw bridge tenders on said bridge shall be construed to be a part of the maintenance cost. Provided, however, that if said bridge should be destroyed by fire, storm or other cause, the state highway department shall not be obligated to replace or rebuild said bridge, even though said bridge shall at said time form part

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Bonds may be issued though they may exceed limitations provided by law.

Sec. 4. That said bonds may be issued by said counties as provided for herein even though the amount thereof including all other outstanding bonds may exceed the limitations fixed by general law.

Boards of supervisors to issue proportionate share of bonds-Notice to be given, etc.

Sec. 5. After the boards of supervisors of said counties shall have determined the proportionate amount of the bond issue to be borne by each of said counties, each board of supervisors shall proceed to issue bonds of its county, but the said boards of supervisors shall first give notice of the proposal to issue said bonds by publishing a notice thereof in a newspaper published in each county having a general circulation therein, for three weeks next preceding the date of any joint meeting of said boards of supervisors for purpose of issuing said bonds; and if within that time, twenty per centum of the adult tax payers of the two counties shall petition against the issuance of said bonds, the said bonds shall not be issued unless authorized by a majority of the electors voting in both counties in an election to be ordered in each county by the board of supervisors for that purpose. Each county shall pay the expenses of any such election. All expenses of preparing the bonds and publishing notices shall be borne by each county in proportion to the amount of the bonds which each county proposes to issue.

Election commissioners to certify results.

In the event an election is called for the above purpose, the election commissioners of each county shall certify the result of such an election to the board of supervisors of each county.

Bridge to be under joint control of board of supervisors of the two counties.

Sec. 6. All regulations, rules and other matters of whatever kind or character pertaining to said bridge, except the maintenance thereof, shall be in the joint control of the boards of supervisors of the two counties and decided by a majority vote, and in the event of their inability to agree because of a tie vote, that matter or thing shall be decided by the state highway department.

Sec. 7. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

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AN ACT authorizing the board of supervisors of Harrison county to approve the enumeration of educable children; which they failed to approve for the year 1923.

Harrison county authorized to approve enumeration of educable children.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the board of supervisors of Harrison county, Mississippi, be and the same are hereby authorized to approve the enumeration of educable children in said county, which they failed to approve for the year 1923.

Sec. 2. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

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AN ACT to authorize the county of Harrison, through its board of supervisors, in their discretion, to appropriate the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) for the maintenance and dredging of the harbor of Gulfport.

Harrison county may appropriate to maintain harbor at Gulfport.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the board of supervisors of Harrison county, Mississippi, be and they are hereby authorized, in their discretion, to appropriate and expend the sum of two thousand five hundred. dollars ($2,500.00) for the maintenance of the harbor and channel of the port of Gulfport, said money to be expended under the port or pilot commission of the city of Gulfport.

Sec. 2. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

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CHAPTER 515.

HOUSE BILL NO. 201.

AN ACT authorizing and empowering the board of supervisors of Harrison county to pay Gabriel Saucier a sum not to exceed six hundred dollars ($600.00) for injuries sustained by being kicked and severely wounded while driving a mule team in the employ of Harrison county during the month of October, 1921.

Harrison county may pay Gabriel Saucier for injuries.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the board of supervisors of Harrison county, Mississippi, be and the same are hereby authorized and empowered to pay to Gabriel Saucier the sum of six hundred dollars ($600.00) or so much thereof as in their discretion is equitable and just, for injuries sustained by Gabriel Saucier, who was attacked, kicked and severely wounded by a vicious mule belonging to Harrison county, sustaining a broken leg and other injuries, while he was in the employ of Harrison county, during the month of October, 1921.

Sec. 2. That this act take effect and be in full force from and after its passage.

Approved February 5, 1924.

CHAPTER 516.

HOUSE BILL No. 944.

AN ACT to authorize and empower the board of supervisors of Harrison county, Mississippi, and all municipalities of said county, in their discretion, to appropriate money to be used for the construction, equipment and maintenance of a cottage and addition thereto for the use primarily of tuberculosis patients of said county.

Board of supervisors and municipalities may appropriate for cottage at Tubercular Sanatorium.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the board of supervisors of Harrison county, Mississippi, and all municipalities operating therein, be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered, in their discretion, to ap propriate money to be used in the construction, equipment and maintenance of a cottage and additions thereto upon the grounds of the Mississippi Tubercular Sanatorium at Magee, Mississippi, for the use primarily of tuberculous patients residing in said county or municipalities, whose admission to said institution are permitted by the rules thereof; such cottage and additions thereto to be constructed in accordance with plans approved by said insti

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