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THE BAKERSFIKfiT) CALIFORNIA?*.'. LEGAL. GOVERNOR'S ELECTION PROCUMION LEGAL. I LEGAL. LEGAL. LEGAL.. car companies operating upon roads In this state: every doing express business on rail-1 value of the capital stock or any bank against any officer thereof, to have ! The legislature of the State Of Oil* company' there shall be deducted from the val any tax, levied under the provisions , Ifornla, at its regular session, com* any rail UP, a s defined above, the value, as as \ of this article, declared invalid *or to; m enclng the 7th day of January,, a. road, steamboat, vessel or stage line M-ssed for county taxes, of any real prevent or enjoin the collection there- N 907. two-thirds of all the m> Iti this state; telegraph, companies. .-suite other than mortgage Interests p of until such tax has been actually voting In favor thereof, hereby ptO» telephone companies; companies en- , therein, owned by such bank and tax- paid; but after such payment, action 'pose that article thirteen of the CO*- gaged in the transmission or sale of e d for county purposes. The banks may be maintained to recover any tax stltution of th State of California Mr ...... -- - ; ----- ......... " '-' ' "•• ........ • Stale of California, Executive Department. In accordance with law thereunto directing me, I hereby proclaim and give notice that a General Election will be held throughout the State of California bn Tuesday, the 3rd day of November, A. D. 1908, at which election the following officers will be .elected, and the following propositions and proposed Constitutional Amendments will be voted on, namely: Ten Electors of President and Vice President of the United States. Also, eight Representatives to the Congress of the United States, being one Representative from eacfi Congressional District In the state, as prescribed by law. — Also, one Asspclate Justice of the, Supreme Court ot the State of California for the unexpired term of T. B, McFarland, deceased, term ending January, 1911, vice Henry A. Melvln, appointed. Also twenty Members of the Senate of the State of California, being one Senator from each of the following Senatorial Districts, as prescribed by law, to-wit: First, Third, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Eleventh, Thirteenth, Fifteenth, Seventeenth, Nineteenth, Twenty-first, Twenty-third, Twenty- flfth Twenty-seventh, Twenty-ninth, Thirty-first, • Thirty-third, Thirty-fifth, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-ninth. Also, eighty Members of the Assembly of the State of California, being one member of the Assembly for each of the eighty Assembly Districts in the state, as prescribed by law. Also, four Judges of the Superioi Court of the State of California, li and for the City and County of San Francisco, for the term prescribed bj law. Also one Judge of the Superioi Court of the State of California, in and for the City and County of San Francisco, for the unexpired term ot Frank H. Kerrigan, resigned, term expiring January, 1911, J. A. Hosmer appointed and deceased, vice George A.. Sturtevant, appointed. Also, four Judges of the Superior (Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Los Angeles, for the term prescribed by law. Also, one Judge of the Superior Court of the State of California, In and for the County of Los Angeles, for the remainder of the unexpired Seawall Act" and the "India Basin Act," will be submitted to the people of this state, to be voted on by them. SENATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 1. CHAPTER 27. Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 1. A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California amendement to the Constitution of the State of Call gas or electricity; Insurance compan-] shall be liable to the state for this Illegally collected In such manner and les, banks, banking associations, sav-1 tax and the same shall be paid to the ' within such time as may now or here. amended by repealing section four thereof. Ings and loan societies, and trust \ state by them on behalf of the stock j after be provided by law. I Article thirteen of the constitution companies; and taxes upbn all fran-, holders in the manner and at tho Third. Section ten of article eleven of tne State of California Is t chlses of every kind and nature,'time prescribed by law, and they shall of said constitution'is hereby repeal- j amended by striking therefrom shall be entirely and exclusively for ( have a lien upon the shares of stock ed. state purposes, and shall be levied, as. | and upon any dividends declared sessod and collected In the manner thereon to secure the amount so paid, j her Inafter provided. The word "com-i the moneyed capital, reserve, sur- panlos" as used 1" this section sha'l j P I US( undivided profits and all other i Include persons, partnerships, joint- | property belonging to unincorporated ana SENATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 14. stock associations, companies, and corporations. All property, not exempt from taxation, except those classes of property enumerated In this section, shall be subject to assessment and taxation, in the manner, tatlves of any banks doing business auksnr banker of thlTstate or hel CHAPTER 37 ' 8enate Constitutional oanhs or uanKers 01 uiis aiaie, or nein A—.-rf-,,-* u- -IA A •...„!..*> »~ by any bank located In this state which has no shares of capital stock, this state by any or other fornla providing for the separation j provided by law, for county, city and • outside of the State of California, I of state and local taxation, provld- j county, city, town, township, and dis- shall he likewise assessed and taxed j Amendment No. 14. A resolution propose to the people of the State of California, an amendment to the constitution of the State of Cal'. fornia, amending section nineteen of article five of said constitution, repealing section four thereof, which {section reads as follows: Section 4. A mortgage, deed Ot trust, contract, or other obligation by, which a debt Is secured, shall, for tha purposes of assessment and taxation, be deemed and treated as an Interest In the property affected thereby. H* ing for the taxation of public service and other corporations for the benefit of the state, and to that end amending sections one, 'nine, ten and eleven of article thirteen, and adding to article thirteen two new sections to be numbered sec- s fourteen and fifteen, find re' relating to the compensation of state officers. Adopted March 14, 1907. The legislature of the State of Cal- the same rate that Is levied . _, nnt -_ n ' '"" pealing section ten of article eleven" thereof, all relating to revenue and taxation. Adopted March 9, 1907. WHEREAS, It Is deemed desirable trict purposes. Provided, that until; to such hanks or bankers by the said I the year 1914 the-state shall Mm- board of equalization, in 'the manner | ,„„„„,„,„, or tna stat* o burse San Bernardino, Placer and, to be provided by law. and taxed »* | | for niV If »• remla? «eJ»ton Yuba Counties for .the net loss In »!,„ cnm « -of,, n, a t i<> lovimi nnnn ihn! lrornia . al 11B regular session, county revenues occasioned by the withdrawal of railroad property from county taxatlpn, '(a) All railroad companies, Including street railways, whether operated In one of more counties; all sleeping car, dining car, drawing-room car, and palace car companies, all refrigerator. com- u,e same rate inac « ,«v,uu «,«,, u,» , menc , n on the Beventh d ()f j shares of stock of Incorporated banks, . °. _, nnt -_ n hnmiiwi iimi oovon as provided In tho first paragraph of , Ibl. sub-dlvtslon Th 9 value o£ cept as to railroad public corporations, and other quasi- In case of debt ... j, I » l, i«l> I vu lu ca^u vi tne uwuovcj VIL oaiu ii^ft property shall be determined by tak- lslaturo vot|n ln fayor thereof, here- Ing tho entire property invested In b rop09e th * at aectlon nineteen of such business, together with all the art|c , e flye Qf th(J conBt i tut i on ot lhe revenue for state purposes of |and from the oil. stock, , surplus and undivided profits, including the good will of the busl- cash value, and sources of revenue for county and municipal purposes; now, therefore, The legislature of the State of California, at its regular session, commencing the seventh day of January, nineteen hundred and two- any railroad, steamboat, and other car-loaning, ness, at their panics, operating deducting ther in this state; all sessed for county taxes of any on (estate other than mortgage Interests or! therein, owned by such bank, and tax. Such taxes State ot California, be amended so as to read as follows: The governor, lleuten- troller, treasurer, attorney-general, and surveyor-general nhnll, at stated times during their continuance! In of- stase line in this state; all telegraph cd for county purposes Such taxes i fl reoelve for their services a com fmf teenhone companies; and all! shall be In lieu of all other taxes.and ' t|on whlch BhaH not 1)e lncreaa . and telephone companies, -•»" — •, -• ~ -•• ----- -- - _..«i«i«oi i poiiomiun wmtii on«m m-i uc im-i-^-o- companies engaged In the transmls- licenses, state, county and municipal. Qr d , mln , Bhed durlng the term for v,uiiiya«»vj« WHO v* _,__i_, - »4.. n v, A ll itr\n n tVir. nrnnnrtv nf rnfi nanKB and ... ., .»._i. i - i ~i-_t n ,» umBietJU uuuuieu uuu oc»cu, (.««- -.-« -- ----- - - _i.,i. „ t n v nnnn thirds of all the members elected to | annually pay to the state a tax upon each of the two houses of said legisla- their franchlsos -roadways, load ^^' ture voting In favor thereof, hereby rails rolling stock ponies, wires plpes^ proposes to the qualified electors of canals, conduHs, rights of way, and ln » e ° ra "°" ngage , , of eas or electricity shall upon the property of the banks and i., th« Htate a tax upon hankers mentioned In this paragraph, proposes o qu , the State of California the following other property used ln_ » e °£ ra "°" amendment to th* Constitution of the of their bus ness in- this state, com- amendment to the Constitution State of California: puled as follows; Bald. t«S shall be ^ - J> - -.* - ' . • .. . «,*_..!_.. JK-ii' which they shall have which compensation Is been elected, hereby fixed ------- ...... ------------ -•• .---- • T . -.- ..„ c c except taxes on real estate. It ie tne , foji the tol , owlnK O ffl ce rs, a« follows: intention of this paragraph that all o ov ernor, ten thousand dollars per moneyed capital and P r pP ert J , ot tt . h . e | annum ; lieutenant-governor, four banks and bankers mentioned In this | thousand d0 ]i ai . s> the secretary of paragraph shall be assessed and tax ;] s t a te controller, treasurer and stir- ed at the same rate as an Incorporat eleven 'of article thirteen are hereby]fixed . Kenera i fl ve thousand dollars ft^»»^ " ' *•.. ., . amended so as to read: SECTION 1. as , ration „. AH property In the , thereof within this .Ut. W1*n SnK^, ionHoned Jn this subdivision^ ; ^ and property of the otherwise in this constitution provided not exempt under the laws of the United States, shall value, to. be ascertained as provided by law, 'or as hereinafter provided. in and partly without HUB sraie,_ tne ie , gross receipts within this state Bnaii be taxed In proportion to its' be deemed to be all receipts ott DUBI- 1 ness beginning and ending within thlo state, and a proportion, based upon the proportion of the mileage within this state to the entire mileage over which such business is done, of re , The word "property," as used in this article and section, is hereby declared to include moneys, credits, bonds, CU LU 1UL1UUC LLtuwya, \,lcuitD, uuwvit,, ^ii.^.m "«*. ...... -- --- -- « rta u1n(T stocks, dues, franchises, and all other ceipts on all business nasslng matters and things, real, personal, through, Into, or out of tn 19 .?^®' and mixed, capable of private owner- Such taxes shall be In lieu of all oth- ship; provided, that property used for i er taxes and licenses, state, «mnt> free public libraries and free miTse- • and municipal, upon tne propei iy growing crops, property used above enumerated of such companies, the said state board of equalization shall include and assess to such banks all property and everything of such compensation to bo in full for all services by th?PJ respectively rendet'- n O fn c j a y cauaCUy or employ- y tive terms of Office; provided, ever, that tho legislature may, bv Jaw urns grwg , ....... _ ^ ..... _ exclusively for public schools, and provided, that nothing herein shall be | ing thfl cOrp0 rations mentioned In the such as may belong to the United j construed to release any such com- j prooedins subdivisions of this sec on - — —•• . ' - - --.- .. lit. t*ei, iiittL uiu juKiamvuie *"«,y, uv >**" value owned or held by them which, d| ,„,„„ th compensation of any ot would go to make up the value of the, Rll f fluch offlcerSi but In no ,. casa capital stock of such banks and bank-; sha]1 hftve the power to IncrenSfl the ers, If the same were incorporated 1 8a|no abf)vc the aumg hereby flxct , by and had share B of capital stock. (h , s ^gm^i,,,,. No salary shall he The word "hanks" as used in this authorized h.y law for clerical service, subdivision shall include banking? as-1 |n any o ffl,. 0 provided for in this ar- soclations, savings and loan societies .tide, 'exceeding eighteen hfindrod dol- and trust companies. j ] a ,. 8 per annum for each clerk employ- fd) Every corporation incorporated l ed. The legislature may. in its dis- under the laws of this state, except- 1 •• "-- — - term of B. N. Smith, deceased, ending cretion, abolish the office of surveyorgeneral: and none of tho officers ( „...„ - hereinbefore named shall receive for the payment of any j a ' nd e'xceptinK all educational, rellgi-1 thler own use any fees or perquisites States this state, or to any county j pany from —- .- „ — , „ - - . , 'vice" w" H°""JamlBo"n B ' or municipal corporation within this amount agreed to be paid or required , om and cnar i t nbU» corporations, and nor the performance of any official du vice W. H. Jamison, | v exempt from taxation. | by law to be paid for any special | aU corporations which are not organ- ty. provide, except! privilege or franchise granted by the j , z( ,j, for pecuniary profit, shall payan ; secured by mort-1 municipal authorities of » ht -> sl » to so secured, the value ot the property affectod by such mortgage, deed of trust, contract, or obligation, less the value of such security, shall be assessed and taxed to the owner'of the property, and the value of such security shall be assessed and taxed to I the owner thereof, in the county, city, or district in which the property at• I fected thereby Is situate. The taxes ao levied shall be a lien upon tho propi-i-iy and security, and may be paid by either party to such security;, if paid by the owner of such security, the tax so levied upon the property affected thereby shall become a part of th debt ^so secured; if the owner of the property- shall pay the tax so levied on such security, It shall constitute a payment thereon, and, to the extent of such payment, a full discharge thereof; provided, that if any such security or Indebtedness shall be paid by any such debtor or debt ors, after assessmeat and before the tax levy, the amount of such levy may likewise be retained by such debtor or debtors, and shall be computed according to the tax levy for the preceding year. SENATE CONSTITUTIONAL \ AMENDMENT NO. 29. CHAPTER 40. §epate. Constitutional Amendment No. J§. A resolution t« propose to the people of the §< of California a.n amendment to constitution of th* State of California, by amending action 1, of «rtl« cle 16 thereof, f«latlhg to stats Indebtedness. Adopted March 14, 1907. Resolved by the Senate, tlie A3- somblv concurring, that the legislature o"f the State of California, at its regular session, commencing on the 7tii day of January, 1907, two-thirds of all'members elected te each of the houses of said legislature voting In favor thereof, hereby propose that section. 1 of article 16 of the constitution of the State of California, be amended so as to road as follows: Th Also, three Ji;:1ges of the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for each of tho Counties of Ala- medii, and Sacramento, respectively, | from for the term prescribed by law. i flnr Also, one Judge of the Superioi Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Alaniedn. for, the remainder of the term of Henry : state, as Hie A Melvin, resigned, ending January, 1909, vice Everett J. Brown, appointed. Also, one Judge of the Superior j the State of California, in state cii«e or trust deed, for a deduction 1 Tho percentages above mentioned credits of debts due to bona 1 shall be as follows: On all railroad residents of this state. companies, including street railways. SliC. 9. A atato board of equallza-i four per cent:. OH all sleeping cai. tion consisting of one member from dining car, drawing-room car. palace cadi congressional district, in this j nir companies, ri>frls"rator, oil. ° »"• annual tax to the state upon Its fran- vlgliteen hundred shall bo elected by tho qualified ok'., tors of their respective districts, at the general election to bo hold in ue year one thousand nine hundred chise to lie ii corporation, nnd every corporation incorporated elsewhere, and doing hnslness In this state, other ( CHAPTER 35. lluin tho rorpornffons mentioned In j * tlir- piwedlnrc subdivisions of thiis section shall l>:iv on iininiiil t"\ to tlie state upon its right to do business In this stale, "as follows: ' Whon tin- iniuilnl luaiiiv-i. m ,»...' , tl i v.i'... i'..'•>--•'• " , same existed In the yi-a- itniii, and other car-loaning and otti- ntri>ii ind seventf-nine, I cr car nompauli-s. three iir-r cent, on idud and SX.MIH.TIII , |f^ f ; i)mii , u)1 ' os ( , oins? oxpl . oss business | allth()l .| 7f . d c ., pi t. n , stock of the corpor- nn "nv railroad, steambont, vessel of , ltion doc , a m ,t exceed len thousand siaiii-'line, two per cent: on all tele- ,i()llnrs ($10.000) the tax shall he ten ed. and for the County of Sacramento, tot the remainder of the term of E. C. Hart, resigned, ending January, 1909, Vice C. N. Post, appointed. Also two Judges of the Superioi Court 'of the State of California, in and for each of the Counties of Humboldt, Santa Clara, San Diego, San Joaquin and Sonoma, respectively, for the term prescribed by law. Also, one Judge of the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Sonoma, for the remainder of the term of A. G. Burnett, resigned, ending January, 1909, vice Thomas C. Denny, appoint- Also one Judge of the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Santa Clara, for the remainder of the term of A. L. Rhodes, resigned, ending January, 1909, vice John E. Richards, appointed Also, one Judge of the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of San Diego, for the remainder of the term of N. H. Conklin, deceased, ending January, 1909, vice T. U Lewis, appointed. Also, one Judge of the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for each of the following Counties respectively, to-wlt: Alpine, Amador, Dutte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Marin Marlposa, Mendocluo, Merced, Modoc Mono, Monterey, N'apa, Nevada Orange, Placer,, I'lumas. San Ben- Jto San Bernardino, San Luis Oblspo, Sail Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Slsklyou. Solano, Stan slaus,, Sutler, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Venture. Yolo and Yuba, for the term prescribed by law. Also, one Judge of the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Shasta, for the remainder of the term of C. M. Head, failed to qualify, ending January, 1913 vice George W. Bush, appointed Also, one Judge of the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for tho County of Plumas, for the remainder of the unexpired term of J D Goodwin, deceased, ending January, 1909, vice James O. Moncur, Judge of the Superior "raph and telephone companies, three and one-half per cent: on all companies engaged In the transmission or sale of gas or electricity, four per cent. ton, and at each gubernatorial election thereafter, whose term of office shall be for four years. The controller of state shall he ex-offlclo a member of the hoard. Said board shall lie ,„, „..., the successor of the present state 1I association doing business In this, board of equalization, whose nu-mber.i sta te shall annually pay to the state a shall continue in office until • theli • - <>-« «np.halt nor com tip- successors, as herein provided for, Every insurance company or shall be elected and shall qualify The legislature shall have power to redlstrict the state into four districts, as nearly equal In population as practical and to provide for the election of members of said board ot equalization. It shall be the duty of said board to assess and levy the taxes provided for in section fourteen of this article and to perform such other duties in relation to taxation as this constitution or the legislature may prescribe. • The boards of supervisors of the several counties ot the state shall constitute boards of equalization for their respective counties, whose duty it shall be to equalize the valuation of the taxable property in the county for the purposes of taxation. Such county boards of equalization are hereby authorized and empowered, under such rules ot notice as they may prescribe, to raise or lower any assessment contained In the assessment roll so as to eq«allze the assessment of the property contained in said assessment roll, and make the assessment conform to .the true value In money of the property contained In said roll. But no board of equalization shall raise any mortgage, deed of trust, contract or other obligation by which a debt is secured, money or solvent credit, above Its face value. SEQ. 10. All property, except as ^ ^^ otherwise in this constitution proviu- j 8tock of a n banks, organizcu appointed. Also one «a.»wv t tax of one and one-half per cent up on the amount of the gross premiums received upon its business done In this state, less return premiums aud reinsurance In com panics or associations authorized to do business in this state; provided, that there shall be deducted from said one and one- hall per cent upon the gross premiums the amount of any county and municipal taxes paid by sucTT companies on real estate owned by them In this state. This tax shall be In lieu of all other taxes and licenses, state, county and municipal, upon tnt property of such companies, except county and municipal taxes on leal estate; provided, that when b> tin. laws of any other state or count), any taxes, fines, penalties, HcenHes. fees, deposits ot money, or of acuities, or other obligations or prohibi- - "Article 10, State IndebUjjiBess. "SECTION 1. Tin; legislature shall not, in any manner, r*rt8B& any debt i .1:- d<-1it^. fiabllity or natalities which i-Oia'l sin sly "r in the npKroeato with lain- 'previous dobts or liabilities, ex- Senate Constitutional j ,.,,;.,( , )l( , smn ,,f three huu- Amendment No. 16. A resolution to , ( j,, ( . f j thousand dollars. except propose to the people of the State j j (1 case- O i war to repel la- of California, an amendment to the | vasioll ',,,- .suppress insurrection, un- SENATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 16. constitution of the state, by amending section 2 and 23 of article four less the same shall be authorized by law for some .single object or work to thereof, relating to the length of !H , distinctiy specified therein, which dollars ($10.010; when the authorized capital stock exceeds ton thousand dollars ($10,000) but. does not exceed twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) the legislative sessions, the compensa tion of members of the legislature, and limiting the expense of employees of the senate and assembly. Adopted March 14, 1907. law shall xcliisivi provide ways and means, )]' ln;ms, for the payment of the Interest of such debt or liability as it fulls due, and also to pay and discharge the principal of such debt The legislature of the State of Cal- or liability within seventy-five years tax shall bo fifteen dollars ($15.00); j Ifornla, at its regular session, com-| of tuo time of the contracting thereof, when the authorized capital stock exceeds twenty thousand dollars ($20,. 000) but does not. exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) the tax shall be monolng on the seventh day of Jann- ! alu i shall be Irropealablo until tha ary, In the year one thousand nine hundred and seven, two- thirds of all (lie members elected -to each of the twenty dollars ($20.00); when the an- houses of said legislature, voting in thorlzed capital stock exceeds fifty | favor thereof, hereby propose that thousand dollars ($50,000) but does 1 ' - not exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) the tax shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00); whon the au-; thorlzed capital stock exceeds one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) but does not exceed two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) the tax shall bo fifty dollars ($50.00); when the authorized capital stock exceeds two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. ($250,000) but does not exceed five hundred thousand dollars ($500,- section two and twenty-three of article four of the constitution of the State of California, be amended so as to read HH follows: Section 2. The sessions of the legislature shall commence at twelve o'clock M. on the first Monday after the first day of January next succeeding the election of Us members and after the election held in the year lS8i», shall be biennial, unless the governor shall, In the Interim, convene (he legislature by proclamation. No 000) the tax shall be seventy-five dol-1 bill shall be introduced In either lars ($75.00); when the authorized capital stock exceeds five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) but does not exceed two million dollars fr$2,- 000,000) the tax shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00); when tho authorlz- iUV,,r,Q 0 ri on insurance com- dollars (siuu.uv) wnen me UIUUUMA- >'/„? thTs sta e do ng business lu od capital stock exceeds two million >s ot this state, aoins , , , ($ 2 ,000,000) but does not ex- couuuj, ui » «• , -..__.,,,,_ .,_n itc nnn nnru such other state or taxes, flues, penalties _ deposits of securities, or otlu-i obii gations or prohibitions, imposed upon insurance companies ot si'-" othei state or country, so long as BUL.i U...I*.. «•"•"•-- r exc , esg of such ceed nve million dollars tso.iiuu.imu; their agents t he eln In ^ tbb , °' fees , the tax Bhall bo lwo hundred dollars taxes, flues, penalties, m-t-us a, , . . — .. n ,,,i,« r i,oH noni. ($200.00); when the authorized capl- flvQ „„„„„ ($5,000,000) the tax shall be IWQ, hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00). (o) All franchises, other than -• , - -• ( i, 0 a'lme Oljllgll- «J «" MUUl..llin<;o, uiiiui limit tioufand^"prohibitions of'whatsoever those expressly provided for .in this kind may be imposed by ture upon Insurance such other state or business in this state, (c) The shares of of •• •••• — the iegisla-! section, shall be assessed •ouipanles of j state board of equalization country doing actual value, and shall be capital by the at their taxed at house forty (lays after, the commencement of e'ach session without tho consent of three, fourths of the members thereof. Section 23. Tho members of tha legislature shall receive for their services the Bum of one thousand 'dollars each for each regular session, to be paid at such times during the session as may he. provided by law, and the sum of ten dollars each, for each day while in attendance at a special or extraordinary session, for a number of days not exceeding thirty; ami mileage to be fixed by law, ail paid out of the state treasury; such mileage shall not exceed ten cents per mile; and each member shall bo al lowed contingent expenses not exceeding twenty-five dollars per mem- principal and Interest thereon shall be paid and discharged, and such law may nmko provision for a sinking fund to" pay the principal of such debt or liability to commence at. :i time aftoh the incurring of such debt or liability of not more than a period of one-fourth of tho time of maturity of such debt or liability, but no such law shall take effect until, at a general election, It. shall have been submitted to tha people and shall have received a majority or all the votes cast for and against it at such election; and all moneys raised by authority of such, law shall be applied only to the specific object therein stated or to the payment of the debt thereby created, ami such law shall be published In at le'ist on" nowKimpor In each county, or city and county, If one be published tnoreln throughout the state (or three n ,-,..ih s next preceding the election at which It is submitted to the people, The legislature may, at any time after the approval of such law by the people, if no debt shall have been con* traded in pursuance thereof, repeat tho same." the rate of one per centum thereon each year, and the tales collected i her for each regular biennial session under' thereon shall bo exclusively for the benefit of the state. otnerwise m mis cuu«,munu« ,,.«..- | 8tock ot an uanu», "'*•""•",,. nnlt . benefit of the state, ed, shall be assessed in the county, the , aws or tll | s s tato, or of i"' u '» (f) AJ] the p rovl8 i onH o f this sec- city, city and county, town, township, ed stateSi or O f any other b a c a >u UQn sha]1 b(j Belf . exeout , tlg> but tho or district in which It is situated, In loyated lu th is state, shall l" ^ legislature may pass all laws neces- the manner prescribed by law. ea an(1 taxt . (1 to the owners " ! ." " ,, sa ry to carry this section into effect, nrw^t •* 1 T»i nr\rrt £k t a vctti YI^ nv nfi 9.3" .. <• ... »t.,-. n*o fc,-, linil t*<1 ill ' U*-***^ 1 > „,, , .' ... . »»__» e _i 11 the manner prescribed by law SEC 11. Income taxes may be assessed to and collected from persons, corporations, Joint-stock associations, or companies resident or doing business In this state, except those provided for In sub-divisions (a) ib) thereof by the state board "i | ; Tho taxes herein provided for shall zation In the manner to be l" 1 "_ ., > i, e levied and assessed on the first by law, in the city or town ^' ^- ' ] Monday In March of each year after bank is located and not ei ' u lf) adoption of this amendment and T}\ '»l'P s^hlll t)*3 lOVlOt* El fill ilrss - on l ,,u ,»ti i , _ .1.. « ,. « ^ -,« >m ui« *sw *V« <> upon such shares ot capital and (c) of section fourteen of this ar- anluia i tax , payable to the tide, or any one or more of them, lu om ., , UM - cen (um upon the valii_' such cases and amounts, and in such | Tlie va i ue O f each share Court of the State of California, In j law. manner, as shall be prescribed by i e(lt ,j, i, an ij, except such and for tho County of Santa Barbara, for the remainder of the unexpired ttrm of J. W. Taggart, resigned, ending January, 1909. vice S. E. Crow, appointed. Also, at said election, o n said rues. day, the third day of November. A, D 1908, the following amendments to'the Constitution of the Stale of California, and the following Acts of Iho Legislature, designated respectively as tho "Second San Francisco iu^daUon; Bhall be taken ... be th, i ' t ,,.i,i in tliereou. toKcthei wiui Second. There Is hereby .added toj am()( , nt pald )„ thereon, . . article thirteen two new sections to,,,. , 0 rata nf the accumula <l si n be numbered fourteen and fifteen and j hls alld undivided profits. H' f - va " shall become duo and payable on tho "Q'J first Monday In June thereafter. Tho , 0 f i gross earnings and gross premiums ,','",;. i n herein mentioned shall l>o computed re lu f '"' tlu ' yl ' ! "' l ' nllin '» lllf> thirty-flrst day of December prior to the levy of such taxes and the value of any property mentioned herein sliall bo fixed as of tho date of said levy. Nothing to read as follows: SBC. 14. Taxes levied, assessed and collected as hereinafter provider! railroads, including street "rail livlded pronts. i"«. *«•" |, on . ln contained shall effect any tax m ,.»,-„ r 'o of stock 'n, p;> . oh .°?"n lovl-,1 or assosHod prior to tho adop- whlch is In liquidation ^Bliall_Ho_taK^ Uon Qf th[g 8CCtJOn and all laW8 ln upon ways . more counties; Bleeping car, dining to be Ha sets of such of the actual as pn> rata ot the a( t u<u «i» , ,,.|. |U(F1 , ,„ .„„,.!, ,;,„„,, in fo ,. ( .,. „ C .h bank. This tax Mian n< (imp f)f ,, ]e adop t| 0n f) f this R whether'operated in one.' or, | li( , u o j a u other taxes and licenses, sha)1 r ,. mal ' n in for( . e " ' and municipal, upon , )y th( , lf . B | S | a t U r e . chaugod nore counties; sleeping cai, uiuiu& state, county anu unui.v.i/..., -.- ,,y n ,,. i,. s isiaiure. oar drawing-room car and palace car tuc , u shares ot stock and upon the SEC 15 No 8U | t> action, or pro- companies refrigerator, oil, stock, pr0 porty of such banks, except taxes , Ceding shall ever be maintained In fruit and other car-loaning and other on r ,, al es tate, In determining the any C0ur t against this state, or Tlie legislature may also provide for additional help; but In no case shall tho total expense for officers, employees and attaches exceed tho sum of live hundred dollars per day for either house, at any rgtilar or biennial session, nor tho stun of two hundred dollars per day for either house, at any SENATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 31. CHAPTER 16. Senate Constitutional Amendment No, 31. A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the constitution of the State of California, relating to the extension of the terms of existence of corporations, """" Adopted February zl. 1907. Tho le«lalaturo of the State of California, at its thirty-seventh session, two-thirds of all members elected to tho Senate and Assembly voting therefor, proposes to the qualified special or extraordinary session, nor j electors of tho State of California tho shall the pay of any officer, employed I following amendment to section seven or attache be increased after ho Is elected or appointed. SENATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 26. CHAPTER 11. Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 26. A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the constitution of said state by amending article thirteen thereof by •jf article twelve of the constitution: Section seven of article twelve of tho constitution Is hereby amended so as to road as follows: Section 7. The loKlslaUin 1 .shall not extend any franchise or charter, nor tho forfeiture of any franchise or charter of any quasi-public corporation now exIstiiiK '"' which shall hori-altcr exist, und.'i' llio laws of Ulla stato. The term of existence of any other corporation now or hereafter exlstoii under tho laws of this state may b'- pxrondi-d, ar any time prior to tin: expiration of its corporate ex- figa'tioii by "whFch Vdebt is* secured : istenc'?, for a period of not exceeding and to taxes due upon such assess- fifty years from the date of such ex- m ent. tension, by the voto or written con Adopted February 19, 1907. scut oi stockholders representing two- striking therefrom and repealing section four of said article relative to the assessment of a mortgage. deed of trust, contract, or other ob

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