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SEC. 2. Upon every corporation which has heretofore obtained, or which shall hereafter obtain a charter or certificate of incorporation from this State, or any foreign corporation heretofore or hereafter incorporated and doing business in this State, there shall be an annual license tax of ten dollars, to be paid between the first Monday in July and the first Monday in August of each year, to the Secretary of State, who shall pay the same into the State Treasury, to be paid into the General Fund of the State.

SEC. 3. Any corporation formed under the laws of this State which shall fail to pay the tax provided for in the last two sections, shall, because of such failure, forfeit its charter to the State, and any foreign corporation which shall fail to pay the tax provided for in the last two sections, shall, because of such failure forfeit the right to do business in this State.

SEC. 4. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State on the first Monday of October in each year to report to the Governor a list of all the corporations which have failed, neglected or refused to pay the said license tax, and the Governor shall forth with issue his proclamation, declaring under this Act of the Legislature, that the charters of domestic corporations will be forfeited, and the right of foreign corporations to do business in this State will be forfeited unless payment of said license tax is made as above required within sixty days from date of said proclamation, together with a penalty of five dollars in addition thereto.

SEC. 5. Said proclamation on the day of its date shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State, and within five days thereafter said Secretary of State shall transmit a certified copy of said proclamation to the County Clerk of each county in this State, who shall file the same in his office. Said Secretary of State shall also, within five days from the date of said proclamation, cause a copy thereof to be published in one issue of two daily newspapers, to be selected by the Governor.

SEC. 6. At the expiration of said sixty days from the date of said proclamation, the charters of all domestic corporations who have not complied with the provisions of this Act and paid said tax, shall be forfeited to the State of California, and all foreign corporations who have not complied with the pro

visions of this Act and paid said tax, shall forfeit the right to do business in this State.

SEC. 7. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as imposing a license tax on educational, religious, scientific, charitable, or any corporation which is not organized for pecuniary profit.

SEC. 8. Within six months after the date of said Governor's proclamation, the Secretary of State shall compile a statement of the domestic corporations whose charters have been so forfeited, and of the foreign corporations whose right to do business in this State has been forfeited, and he shall furnish a certified copy thereof to each County Clerk in this State, who shall file the same in his office.

SEC. 9. Any person or persons who shall exercise any powers under the charter of any such corporation after the same shall become forfeited to the State, and any person or persons who shall exercise any powers of a foreign corporation which shall have forfeited its right to do business in this State, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

SEC. 10. There is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated the sum of twenty-seven thousand ($27,000) dollars, for the purpose of carrying out the objects of this Act, to be used by the Secretary of State in the employment of a license superintendent and cashier; one permanent clerk; such other clerks from time to time as may be necessary; for the purchase of the necessary desks, furniture, stationery, books, postage, and for the necessary printing, ruling, binding and materials furnished by the State Printing Office, and for all other necessary incidental expenses, to be used and expended during the balance of the fifty-sixth, and during the fifty-seventh and fifty-eighth, fiscal years, and the State Controller is hereby directed to draw his warrant for any claim against said amount, the same having been approved by the State Board of Examiners, and the Treasurer is hereby directed to pay the same.

SEC. 11. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATIONS.

An Act entitled an Act to form agricultural districts, to

provide for formation of agricultural associations therein, and for the management and control of the same by the State, and to repeal all Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with this Act.

(Approved March 31, 1897; amendment approved March 15, 1901.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The several counties of this State are divided and classified into agricultural districts, and numbered as follows, to wit:

The Counties of San Francisco and Alameda shall constitute Agricultural District No. 1.

The County of San Joaquin shall constitute Agricultural District No. 2.

The County of Butte shall constitute Agricultural District No. 3.

The Counties of Sonoma and Marin shall constitute Agricultural District No. 4.

The Counties of San Mateo and Santa Clara shall constitute Agricultural District No. 5.

The County of Los Angeles shall constitute Agricultural District No. 6.

The County of Monterey shall constitute Agricultural District No. 7.

The County of El Dorado shall constitute Agricultural District No. 8.

The County of Humboldt shall constitute Agricultural District No. 9.

The County of Siskiyou shall constitute Agricultural District No. 10.

The Counties of Plumas and Sierra shall constitute Agricultural District No. 11; provided, that the first fair held in the eleventh agricultural district after the passage of this Act shall be held in Sierra County; the next fair in Plumas County, and thereafter said counties shall so alternate in holding such fairs.

The County of Lake shall constitute Agricultural District No. 12.

The Counties of Sutter and Yuba shall constitute Agricultural District No. 13.

The County of Santa Cruz shall constitute Agricultural District No. 14.

The County of Kern shall constitute Agricultural District No. 15.

The County of San Luis Obispo shall constitute Agricultural District No. 16.

The County of Nevada shall constitute Agricultural District No. 17.

The Counties of Mono, Inyo, and Alpine shall constitute Agricultural District No. 18.

All that portion of Santa Barbara County lying east of the Gaviota and south of the Santa Ynez Mountains shall constitute Agricultural District No. 19.

The County of Placer shall constitute Agricultural District No. 20.

The Counties of Fresno and Madera shall constitute Agricultural District No. 21.

The County of San Diego shall constitute Agricultural District No. 22.

The County of Contra Costa shall constitute Agricultural District No. 23.

The Counties of Tulare and Kings shall constitute Agricultural District No. 24.

he County of Napa shall constitute Agricultural District No. 25.

The County of Amador shall constitute Agricultural District No. 26.

The Counties of Shasta and Trinity shall constitute Agricultural District No. 27.

The Counties of San Bernardino and Riverside shall constitute Agricultural District No. 28.

The County of Tuolumne shall constitute Agricultural District No. 29.

The County of Tehama shall constitute Agricultural District No. 30.

The County of Ventura shall constitute Agricultural District No. 31.

The County of Orange shall constitute Agricultural District No. 32.

The County of San Benito shall constitute Agricultural District No. 33.

The County of Modoc shall constitute Agricultural District No. 34.

The Counties of Merced and Mariposa shall constitute Agricultural District No. 35.

The County of Solano shall constitute Agricultural District No. 36.

All that portion of Santa Barbara County not included in Agricultural District No. 19 shall constitute Agricultural District No. 37.

The County of Stanislaus shall constitute Agricultural District No. 38.

The County of Calaveras shall constitute Agricultural District No. 39.

The Counties of Yolo and Sacramento shall constitute Agricultural District No. 40.

The County of Del Norte shall constitute Agricultural District No. 41.

The County of Glenn shall constitute Agricultural District No. 42.

The County of Lassen shall constitute Agricultural District No. 43.

The County of Colusa shall constitute Agricultural District No. 44.

The County of Mendocino shall constitute Agricultural District No. 45.

SEC. 2. Where two or more counties shall constitute an agricultural district, each county shall be represented in the district board of directors by at least two resident citizens, as directors in said board; provided, that when by reason of the formation of a new agricultural district, a director of one district becomes a resident of another, his term of office as director will expire in sixty days after the formation of the new agricultural district. Whenever the board of directors of two or more agricultural districts shall, by a majority vote of each board, elect to unite, the said several districts may associate as one district, and hold a fair in any of said districts, and may for such purpose draw the appropriation for all of said districts, and expend the same for said fair.

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