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STATISTICS OF BIENNIAL PERIOD.

REVISED LAWS OF MINNESOTA, 1905

CHAPTER 25

BOARD OF CONTROL AND CHARITIES UNDER ITS EXCLUSIVE

MANAGEMENT.

THE BOARD.

1858. Organization—The State Board of Control shall consist of three members, appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate, each for the term of six years, and until their successors qualify. Vacancies shall be filled by like appointment for the unexpired terms. The member whose term first expires shall be chairman. The Governor may remove any member for malfeasance or nonfeasance in office, or for any cause which renders him incapable or unfit to discharge his official duties. ('01, c. 122, s. 1.) Title of 1901, c. 122, establishing board held sufficient (85-165, 88 +533.)

1859. Bond-Duties-Examination-Before entering upon such office, each meniber shall give bond to the State in the sum of $25,000, to be approved by the Governor, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his official duties. Each shall devote his entire time to such duties, and shall hold no other lucrative office. The books and affairs of the board shall be subject to examination by the public examiner. ('01, c. 122, s. 2.)

1860. Office-Seal-Supplies—Etc.-Said board shall be provided with suitably furnished offices at the seat of government, and may procure all books, blanks, stationery, postage, and other office supplies required in the transaction of its business It shall employ an architect, a secretary and other needed office help. It shall have an official seal, and authenticate therewith all commissions, discharges, paroles, and other like documents. All contracts made by the board shall be in writing, signed by its chairman. ('01, c. 122, ss. 4, 5; '03, c. 335.)

1861. Institutions under Exclusive Control—The board shall have the exclusive management of the State Prison, State Reformatory, State Training School for Boys and Girls, the School for the Feeble-Minded, the state hospitals and asylums for the insane, and, except as otherwise provided by law, the State Sanatorium for Consumptives. All expenditures for or on account of said institution shall be made out of the funds appropriated or provided for each, respectively. ('01, c. 122, s. 18.)

1862. Institutions under Financial Control-Except as otherwise provided by law, the board shall have the financial management of the State University, the State Normal Schools, the State Public School, and the State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and all expenditures of public money provided for their administration and support shall be under its control; but, in the pianning of buildings and other improvements for their use, it shall co-operate with the respective boards in charge thereof. It shall not have control of private donations made to such institutions unless the donor shall so direct, but they shall be used and expended by the institution board as directed by the donors. ('01, c. 122, s. 18.)

See 1905, c. 119.

1863. Powers of Institution Boards—The official boards in charge of the respective institutions named in sec. 1862 shall control their general educational policy, have charge of the grounds, buildings, and apparatus, and employ all necessary officers, teachers, janitors, and other help, and fix their compensation; but the total expenditure for such purposes shall not exceed in any year such proportion of the whole sums available for the uses of the institution during such year as the Board of Control shall prescribe. All contracts with such employes shall be reported to the Board of Control upon blanks furnished by it, and all disbursements for salaries and supplies shall be made under proper rules adopted by such board. ('01, c. 122, s. 18.)

1864. Purchasing Agents—The Board of Control may appoint a purchasing agent for each or any of the institutions under its financial or exclusive management, who, under its direction and subject to its rules, shall attend to the purchase of necessary supplies therefor. The compensation and necessary expenses of sich agent shall be paid out of the funds provided for the institution to which he is assigned. ('01, c. 122, s. 18.)

1865. Institution Officers-Said board shall appoint a chief executive officer for each institution under its exclusive control, and may remove him for misconduct, incompetency, or neglect of official duty. No such removal shall be made except upon written charges and opportunity to be heard. Every such executive officer shall have the qualifications and perform the duties now or hereaster required by law, or by rules prescribed by said board. In case of an apparent conflict between the powers conferred by law upon any executive officer of a state institution, and those conferred by this chapter upon the Board of Controi, it shall be conclusively presumed that the power belongs to the latter. ('01, c. 122, s. 6.)

1866. Assistants and Employes-The chief executive officer of each of said institutitions shall appoint all assistants and other employes required in the management thereof, the number being first determined by said board, and may discharge any of them; but he shall keep a record of the date of such discharge, and the reason therefor. The board shall fix the compensation of all officers and other employes in such institutions, except these fixed by law, and shall classify the officers and employes; and the salaries paid to any class shall be uniform in similar institutions. Such compensation shall be included in the monthly estimates, and paid in the same manner as other expenses. ('01, c. 122, s. 7.)

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