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AN ACT

To authorize an increase in the number of Trustees of

Colleges and Universities, and to repeal an act therein named.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Number of State of Ohio, That the board of trustees of any college or trustees may university now existing by virtue of any act of incorporation be increased

or law, or which may hereafter become incorporated under to twentyfour.

the laws of Ohio, are hereby authorized to increase the num.
ber of trnstees provided for in such act of incorporation or
law, to any number, not greater than twenty-four. The pro-
visions of this act shall also apply to all academies, semin-
aries and institutes, not originally incorporated as colleges or
universities, but which have since become such under the
laws of this state.

SEC. 2. The act to authorize an increase in the number of
trustees of colleges and universities, passed and took effect
April 133, 1865, (S. & S., page 106,) is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage.

N. H. VAN VORHES,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ALLAN T. BRINSMADE,

President pro tem. of the Senate. Passed January 11, 1873.

AN ACT

Change of boundaries in certain cases.

To amend sections four hundred and eighty, four hundred

and eighty-one, and four hundred and eighty-two of the Municipal Code.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That sections four hundred and eighty, four hundred and eighty-one, and four hundred and eighty-two of the act entitled " An act to provide for the organization and government of municipal corporations,” passed May 7, 1869' (66 0. L., 149,) be amended so as to read as follows:

Section 480. If the limits of any corporation do not comprise the whole of any established township, or if by change of the limits of such corporation, or otherwise, they include territory lying in more than one township, and the council of such corporation shall in either case, by a vote of a majority of the members thereof, petition the board of county commissioners of the proper county for a change of towpship lines so as to make them identical, in whole or in part, with the limits of the corporation, such board of county commissioners may, ori presentation of such petition, with the proceedings of the council, duly authenticated, at any regular or adjourned session, change the boundaries of the township or townships accordingly.

Section 481. If, in making such change, any township, not Annexation having within its limits a city or incorporated village, is re. ofcontiguous duced in territory to less than twenty-two square miles, such

territory. township shall be by the commissioners thereupon annexed to any contiguous township or townships; or the commis siopers may annex thereto territory from any contiguous townsbip or townships, and erect a new township, as in their opinion will best promote justice and public convenience.

Section 482. Whenever the change of boundaries of town. To what ships is required under section four hundred and eighty, by township anreason of the extension of the limits of a corporation, the nexation of change shall be made by annexation to the township in which territory the corporation, or the greater part of it, was before situate, made. of such parts of other towpships as may be covered by such extension.

SEC. 2. Said original sections four hundred and eighty, four hundred and eighty-one, and four hundred and eightytwo are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect and be in force from its passage.

N. H. VAN VORHES,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
JACOB MUELLER,

President of the Senate.
Passed January 13, 1873.

AN ACT

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To amend section six hundred and sixty-two of an act

entitled “ An act to provide for the organization and government of Municipal Corporations,” passed May 7, 1869. (O. L., vol. 66, page 261.) SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That section six hundred and sixty-two of the above recited act be amended so as to read as follows: Section 662. The trustees or council of any municipal cor

Issue of poration, for the purpose of extending the time of the pay: bonds, &c.,to ment of any indebtedness incurred, which, from its limits of extend time taxation, such corporation is unable to pay at maturity, shall of payment. bare power to issue bonds of such corporation, or borrow money, so as to change but not increase the indebtedness, in such amounts, and for such length of time, and it such rate of interest as the council may deem proper, not to exceed the rate of eight per centum per annum.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from aud after its passage.

N. I. VAN VORHES,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
JACOB MUELLER,

President of the Senate.
Passed January 13, 1873.

AN ACT

To provide for the election to, and assembling of a Con.

vention to revise, alter or amend the Constitution of the State of Ohio.

WHEREAS, At the general election held in this state on the second Tuesday of October, A. D. 1871, the question, “Shall there be a conveution to revise, alter or amend the constitution?” was submitted to the electors of the State, and a majority of all the electors voting thereat decided in favor of a convention; and

WHEREAS, In such case, it is made the duty of the general assembly at its next session, to provide by law for the election of delegates to, and the assembling of such convention ; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the

State of Ohio, That the qualified electors of each county and Election of

representative district in this state, shall on the first Monday delegates.

in April, A. D. 1873, assemble at their usual places of holding April elections, and proceed to elect a number of delegates, having the qualitications of an elector, to said convention, equal to the number of representatives which such county or district was entitled to elect to the house of representatives of the sixtieth general assembly (f Ohio.

SEC. 2. That said election shall be proclaimed by the

sheriffs of the several counties, and shall in all respects be Proclamation, returns,

conducted, the returns thereof made, and the result thereof &c.

certified, as is provided by law in case of the election of representatives to the general assembly, the judges and clerks

of such election being those of said April election; provided, Tie vote de- if two or more candidates at such election have the highest cided by lot. and an equal number of votes for delegate, the election shall

be determined by lot, as provided by law in case of county officers.

SEC. 3. That the delegates so elected shall assemble in Time and the hall of the house of representatives, in the city of Columplace of as- bus, on the second Tuesday of May, A. D. 1873, at ten o'clock sembling. A. M., with authority to adjourn to any other place within this

state for the holding of the convention; and may, for the purpose of a temporary organization, be called to order by the oldest member present. They shall be entitled to the privileges of senators and representatives, named in section twelve, article second of the constitution.

SEC. 4. Said convention shall have authority to determine

its own rules of proceeding, and to punish its members for Powers and disorderly conduct, to elect such officers as it may deem duties of

necessary for the proper and convenient transaction of the convention

business of the convention, and to prescribe their duties; to make provisions for the publication of its own proceedings, or any part thereof, during its session; to provide for the publication of the debates and proceedings of the convention, in durable form, and for the securing of a copyright thereof for the state; and to fix and pres ribe the tiine and form and manner of submitting any proposed revision, alter.

ations or amendments of the constitution to the electors of the State; also the notice to be given of such submission. Sec. 5.' The election at which said submission shall be

Ratification made, shall be held and conducted at the places and by the of constituofficers and in the manner provided by law for the election tion by the of members of the house of representatives so far as prac- 1 ticable, and the votes cast for and against such proposed revision, alterations or amendments, and those cast for and agaiust each of the same separately submitted, shall be entered on the tally-sheet, counted, certified, transmitted and canvassed, and the result thereof declared in the manner prescribed in the act relative to submitting the question, 'shall there be a convention to revise, alter or amend the constitution to the electors of Ohio,” passed March 30, 1871, so far as applicable. And all the provisions of the laws of the state relative to elections shall apply to said election as far as applicable. If such submission be made upon a day other than the second Tuesday of October, or the first Monday of April, the judges and clerks of election, and other officers performing duties pertaining thereto, shall be entitled to the compensation fixed by law for similar services.

SEC. 6. Any vacancy occurring among the delegates by death, resignation or other wise, shall be tilled in the manner

Filling of

vacancies. provided by law for filling a vacancy in the office of representative. SEC. 7. The journal and proceedings of said convention

Duties of shall be filed and kept in the office of secretary of state.

secretary Said secretary of state shall furnish said convention with all of state. needed stationery, and shall do such other things relative to the distribution and publication of matter pertaining to the convention as it may require. He shall forthwith cause such number of copies of this act to be published and transmitted to the several clerks of the courts of common pleas in the state as will be sufficient to supply a copy thereof to each board of judges of election in their respective counties, and such clerks shail distribute the same to such boards.

SEC. 8. It shall be the duty of every state, county and Duty of municipal officer in the state, to transmit without delay any officers to information at his command which the convention (or general furnish inforassembly), through any state officer, by resolution or other mation, &c. wise, may require of him; and if any officer shall fail or refuse to comply with any requirement of this section, he sball forfeit and pay the sum of three hundred dollars for the benefit of common schools, to be recovered in any court of competent jurisdiction, in the name of the state of Ohio, by the prosecuting attorney of the proper county, whose duty it shall be to prosecute all cases of delinquency under this sec. tion coming to his knowledge or of which he shall be in formed. SEC. 9. The delegates and officers of the convention shall

Compensa be entitled to the same compensation and mileage for their tion of memservices as is allowed by law to members of the general bers of couassembly, to be paid out of the state trea: ury on the warrant

vention, of the auditor of state: Provided, an additional allowance may be made to the official reporters of the convention if

deemed proper. And no warrant shall issue on the state
treasury for such compensation, or for money for uses of the
convention, except on the order of the convention and certifi.
cate of the president thereof.
SEC. 10. This act shall take effect on passage.

N. H. VAN VORHES,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ALLAN T. BRINSMADE,

President pro tem. of the Senate. Passed January 14, 1873.

AN ACT

Prescribing the rate of State taxes, and to repeal an act

therein named. Annual levy

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the of taxes. State of Ohio, That there shall be levied annually taxes for

state purposes, on each dollar of valuation of taxable property, as follows:

For general revenue purposes, being the expenses of the eneral rove- state government, and such other charges as by law are pay. nue fund.

able from said fund, six-tenths of one mill. Said fund shall be styled the general revenue fund.

For state benevolent, penal and reformatory institutions, Asylum fund. five-tenths of one mill, which fund shall be styled the asylum

fund; and to meet the increased expenditures for building, rebuilding, completing and repairing the state public institutions, there shall be levied for said fund in each of the years 1873 and 1874 the additional tax of six-tenths of one mill.

The auditor of state is hereby directed, on the passage of this Transfer of

act, to transfer from funde.

general revenue fund to the credit of the asylum fund seventy one-hundredths of all the moneys then in the treasury belonging to the general revenue fund, or that may come into the treasury from the levy of 1872 on account of said general revenue fund. All moneys certified into the treasury by the benevolent, penal and reformatory institutions, shall be placed to the credit of the asylum fund. On tbe reimbursement of any suis heretofore transferred to the general revenue fund from other funds in the treasury, the general revenue fund shall pay thirty per cent. and the

asylum fund seventy per cent. of said sums. Sinking fund For the payment of the interest and the constitutional

reduction and further payment of the principal of the debts of the state, eight-tenths of one mill; said fund to be styled the sinking fund.

For the support of common schools, one mill. Said fund Common school fund.

shall be styled the common school fund.

SEC. 2. That the act prescribing the rates of state taxes, Repeal. passed May 1, 1871, be aud the same is hereby repealed.

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