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fore laid out and which shall have heretofore been opened and in actual use for three years, no action shall be brought by any person to nullify the same or any part thereof, after three months from the taking effect of this act.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force, from and after its passage and publication.

Approved April 9, 1901.

No. 345, S.]

[Published April 13, 1901.

CHAPTER 158.

AN ACT authorizing the superintendent of public property to

contract for telephone and telegraph service for hise in the business of the state and amendatory of section 170 of the Wisconsin statutes of 1898, as amended by chapter 249, 258 and 299 of the laws of 1899.

The people of the stale of Wisconsin represented in senate and

assembly do enact as follows:

Superintendent of public property to contract for service. SECTION 1. Section 170 of the Wisconsin statutes of 1898 as amended by chapter 249, 258 and 299 of the laws of 1899, is hereby amended by adding at the end of said section the following: The superintendent of public property is hereby authorized in behalf of the state to contract for telephone and telegraph service to be used in the performance of the business of the state by the elective officers and their assistants, the various state boards and officers existing under any law of this state, and for the use of each house of the legislature when in session, and all bills for such service shall, upon being andited by the secretary of state, be paid out of the general fund; provideri that no officer or agent of the state who receives fees in full for services and expenses shall be entitled to such telephone or telegraph service at the expense of the state.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved April 12, 1901.

No. 312, S.]

[Published April 16, 1901.

CHAPTER 159.

AN ACT to amend section 4 of chapter 40 of the private and

local laws of 1855, entitled “an act to incorporate the Brockway college in the village of Ripon, Fond du Lac county.

The people of the state of Wisconsin represented in senate and

assembly do enact as follou's:
Officers of board of trustees. SECTION 1.

SECTION 1. Section 4, chapter 40 of the private and local laws of 1855, is hereby amended so as to read as follows: The board of trustees shall have power to elect a president, a vice president, a secretary and a treasurer, who shall be the officers of the corporation with such powers and duties as may be prescribed by the by-laws of the corporation or by authority of the board. The president shall be ex officio a member of the corporation, but the other officers shall be chosen only from members of the board of trustees. Whenever it shall be deemed expedient, the offices of secretary and treasurer may be held by the same person. The foregoing officers, together with such other menibers of the corporation as the board may designate, shall constitute and be termed the executive comunittee of the board of trustees and such committee shall have the power to execute any and all business of the corporation committed to them by the by-laws or resolution of the board.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication. Approved April 11, 1901.

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No. 213, S.]

[Published April 16, 1901.

CHAPTER 160.

AN ACT to amend section 523, statutes of 1898, relating to

the officers of township school boards and the secretary's compensation.

The people of the state of Wisconsin represented in senate and

assembly do enact as follows:

Compensation of secretary; vacancies in board. SECTION 1. Section 523, statutes of 1898, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence therein, which reads as follows: “Such secretary shall receive compensation at not less than two mor more than three dollars per day, but the electors may at the annual town meeting limit the number of days for which he shall receive compensation during the vear; and he shall present a statement of his services rendered at the annual meeting of the board," and substituting therefor, the following: "Such secretary shall receive compensation of not less than two nor more than three dollars per day for not to exceed twenty-five days in each school year; and the members of the executive committee may receive a compensation of two dollars per day not to exceed fifteen days in any one school year, when the electors at the annual town meeting shall so decide. The officers shall present a statement of their services rendered at the annual meeting of the board,” so that such section when so amended shall read as follows: Section 523. The members of the board, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum, assembled at each annual meeting, shall elect from their number a president and a vicepresident; also a secretary who may or may not be of their number, but who shall be a resident of the town and hold said office for one year or until his successor is elected. Such secretary shall receive compensation of not less than two nor more than three dollars per day for not to exceed twenty-five days in each school vear, and the other members of the executive committee may, when the electors at the annual town meeting shall so decide, receive a compensation of two dollars per day for not to exceed fifteen days in any one school year. The officers shall present a statement of their services rendered at the annual meeting of the board. Vacancies in either of such offices may be filled at any special meeting of the board, the notice for which shall state the object of the meeting to be to fill the vacancy existing, or at any semi-annual meeting; and persons elected to fill any vacancy shall hold the remainder of the unexpired term.

Committee to audit accounts of board; duty of committee. SECTION 2. In towns under the township system of school government, the electors assembled at the annual town meeting to be held the first Tuesday of April, 1901, and at every annual meeting thereafter, shall by ballot or viva voce vote elect three competent persons, tax payers in the town, who shall act as a committee of audit of school district accounts. This committee shall meet with the secretary of the town board of school directors of said town, on the Saturday immediately preceding such annual town meeting, at such an hour and place as shall be previously agreed upon between such committee and such secretary of the town board of school directors. Said secretary shall thereupon place in the hands of said committee a copy of his report made to the town board of supervisors under section 534 of the statutes of 1998, with all books, accounts, and vouchers in any way relating or pertaining to the management and conduct of the school affairs of the town. Upon receipt of said reports, books, accounts, and vouchers, the committee shall immediately proceed to make a careful examination thereof and a written report of their findings and conclusions; said report to be presented and read to the electors assembled at the annual town meeting, immediately after the presentation by the town board of supervisors of the report made to them by the secretary of the town board of school directors and before any action is taken by the electors of the town, as provided under section 535 of the statutes of 1898. The report of this committee shall be signed by the members, or a majority thereof and shall be entered upon the record books of the secretary of the town board of school directors, as a part of the records of the town.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved April 11, 1901.

No. 322, S.]

[Published April 16, 1901.

CHAPTER 161.

AN ACT providing for the compilations of the opinions of the

attorneys general.

The people of the state of Wisconsin represented in senate and

assembly do enact as follows:

Compilation to be done without expense to the state. SECTION 1. The attorney general is hereby authorized and directed to compile and edit the opinions of the attorneys general of this state from the organization of the state government to the present time, and to prepare for publication such of said opinions as he may find to be of general importance. He shall also prepare a full index thereof: “provided that such compilation shall be made without expense to the state.

Publication of opinions. SECTION 2. Said opinions shall be published by the commissioners of public printing in the public documents of the state and there shall also be published by the commissioners of public printing one thousand separate copies, to be bound in cloth, of which number one hundred and fifty copies shall be delivered to the attorney general, for distribution, and the balance shall be delivered to the superintendent of public property and distributed by him in the manner provided by law for the distribution of reports of the other elective state officers.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved April 12, 1901.

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