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Overpaid Taxes.

taxes.

For refunding over-payments made at the treasury Refunding on account of taxes, licenses, fines and commissions, to be paid out of the fund into which they were paid, one thousand dollars.

Erroneous Assessments.

Erroneous as

For refunding taxes erroneously assessed, collected and paid into the treasury, to be paid out of the fund sessments. into which the taxes avere paid, five hundred dollars.

County and District Tares.

ties, etc., for

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For refunding to counties, county and district taxes Refunding paid into the treasury for the redemption of lands, such taxes to counamount is hereby appropriated as will be necessary to land redemprefund to the counties entitled thereto, the taxes so paid into the treasury.

For refunding county, district and municipal taxes paid into the treasury by railroad companies, such sum railroad taxes. is hereby appropriated ås will be necessary to refund to each county, district and municipal corporation the amount of such taxes as may be paid into the treasury, to the credit of such county, district or municipal corporation.

On account of

binding.

Public Printing. For public printing and binding on contract, fifteen Printing and thousand dollars.

For supplying stationery and printing paper for state stationery. use, including the office of state superintendent of free schools, ten thousand dollars: Provided, That the Report of susuperintendent of public printing shall render the gov- Public print

of ernor, annually, an itemized statement under oath of all ing. the stationery purchased for the state and the amounts paid for the same, and also an itemized statement of all the stationery purchased for same, and the governor shall transmit said statement to the next legislature at the next regular session.

Civil Suits.

Civil suits and

For expenses in civil suits, and pay of state agents, and state one thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be agents. necessary, to be paid out of the funds collected.

Books for state libraries.

How drawn and expended.

State Libraries.
For purchasing and binding books for state libraries,
the sum of one thousand dollars.
To be drawn on the order of the supreme court of

appeals, and expended under the direction of said court: Books property and all books furnished or purchased hy this appropria

tion shall be the property of the state.

of state.

Insurance.

Insurance on public buildings.

To

pay insurance on public buildings, two thousand dollars.

Governor's Mansion and Grounds.

Purchase of lot

For purchasing lot adjoining the governor's mansion, adjoining gov- two thousand five hundred dollars; to be expended under

the direction of the governor.

sion.

What pay

fiscal year of 1896.

Be it further enacted by the Legislature of West Vir

ginia: 3. No sum of money shall be paid out of the treasury during the fiscal year ending September the thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, and Sep

tember thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and ninetyNo money to be paid beyond six, beyond the amounts hereby appropriated, unless the appropriation, unless, etc.

same be provided for by the constitution or some general law. But in addition to the sums hereby appropriated

for each of said fiscal years, the auditor may, after the may make after expiration of said fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day expiration of of September, one thousand eight hundred and ninety

six, and during the first six months of the fiscal year beginning on the first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six, make payment to the following institutions, oflicers and persons, upon proper vouchers, of sums of money not exceeding in the aggregate one-half of the amount appropriated for the same purpose for the fiscal year ending September thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six, that is to say, for criminal charges; for the support of lunatics in jail; for the pay of teachers of the university; for the pay of teachers at the normal schools; for current expenses of the school for the deaf and the blind; for the militia; for current expenses of the hospitals for the insane; for the expenses of the reform school; for contingent expenses of the different executive officers, and of the librarian and adjutant-general's office; for pay of clerks in the executive offices;

for pay of warden, clerk,

ments.

books

sonable compensation for

physician and chaplain of the penitentiary; for printing and binding supreme court reports; for refunding overpaid taxes, and taxes erroneously assessed, and for public printing and binding and for supplying stationery. And during the said six months the auditor may pay all proper charges for refunding to counties and districts taxes for county and district purposes upon lands redeemed at the auditor's office; and also taxes assessed against railroads for county and district purposes which may be presented to him for payment. “And there are

Appropriations hereby appropriated out of the state fund for the fiscal for such payyear ending the thirtieth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, sums suflicient to make the payments authorized by this section.

4. The auditor is hereby authorized to make the Auditor may necessary entries on the books of his office disposing of sary entries on the arrears for taxes, licenses and fines due from sheriffs cerningkarrears for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, for taxes, etc. to and including one thousand eight hundred and ninetyfour, and to allow such compensation as he may think May allow reareasonable to the state agents for the collection thereof, such compensation to be paid out of the money so col-collecting the lected, upon the approval of the attorney general.

5. The superintendents of the several public institu- Superintend... tions of the state shall furnish to the board of directors, institutions to or regents, of the respective institutions, itemized ac- furnish direccounts of all moneys paid out on account of appro- certain acpriation for contingent expenses and repairs, and when audited and allowed, the directors or regents respectively shall include such itemized accounts in their re- to be included ports as are directed by law to be made. Every warrant or requisition upon the auditor for any part of the What statemoneys herein or hereby appropriated for the peniten-pany warrant tiary, the university, the hospitals for the insane, and the school for the deaf and the blind and the reform school shall be accompanied by a statement of the treasurer or other financial officer of such institutions, showing bow much money is in their hands to the credit of such institution, on the day such draft or requisition is Disbursing forwarded for payment, and the disbursing officers of ingent funds the various contingent funds are hereby required to fur required to nish the succeeding legislature an itemized account of zed account of the distribution of said funds.

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6. All boards of regents, boards of directors or ment to be other board or officers authorized by this act to issue tors. etè., is

made by direcorders or requisitions upon the auditor for the payment fions on the of money out of the state treasury, shall before any auditor.

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such money is paid out of the treasury, certify to the auditor that the money for which such order or requisition is made, is needed for present use for the purpose

for which it was appropriated, and the auditor shall not Auditor not to issue his warrant to pay any money out of the state

treasury unless the same is needed for present use for such purpose.

issue warrant unless, etc.

(Approved February 22, 1895.)

[NOTE BY THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES. — The foregoing act takes effect from its passage, twothirds of the members elected to each house, by a vote taken by yeas and nays, having so directed.]

JOINT RESOLUTIONS.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 1.

Authorizing the auditor to draw his warrants upon the treasury

for the per diem and mileage of members of the legislature, and the

per diem of the officers and attaches of the senate and house of delegates.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia :

That the auditor is hereby authorized to issue his warrants upon the treasury for such amounts as are or may become due to the several members, officers and attaches of the senate and house of delegates, for their per diem, upon the proper requisition of the clerk of the senate, and the sergeant-at-arms of the house, respectively; and the said auditor is further authorized to issue his warrants for the mileage of the members of the two houses as soon as the said mileage is ascertained and fixed, upon the proper requisition being presented to him therefor.

(Adopted January 9, 1895.)

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2.

Adopting joint rules for the government of the two houses of the

legislature. Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the joint rules of the senate and house of delegates, heretofore adopted and printed in the manual in use in the legislature of this state, be and the same are hereby adopted for the government of the two houses of the legislature.

(Adopted January 15, 1893.)

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