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PASSED AT THE SEVENTY-FIRST REGULAR SESSION
OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Begun on the Ninth Day of January, A. D. 1919
WILLIAM A. ROACH, Secretary of State
WM. B. BURFORD, CONTRACTOR OR STATE PRINTING AND BINDING
AN ACT to appropriate one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to defray the expenses of the seventy-first general assembly of the State of Indiana, providing how the expenses and employes thereof shall be incurred and paid, how the officers, employes and assistants thereof shall be selected, repealing all laws in conflict therewith, and declaring an emergency.
[H. 1. Approved January 21, 1919.]
Appropriation-Expenses General Assembly.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the State of Indiana, That the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) be and the same is hereby appropriated to defray the expenses of the seventy-first general assembly of the State of Indiana, provided that if any part of the amount thus appropriated shall remain after the expenses of said general assembly have been paid, the amount so remaining shall be covered into the state treasury and shall revert at once into the general fund.
Members Per Diem and Mileage.
SEC. 2. That it shall be the duty of the auditor of state to audit the accounts and issue his warrant upon the treasurer of state for the per diem and mileage of senators and representatives as allowed by law and also such additional allowances for any necessary expenses incurred in the performance of duty as may be provided by resolution of either house of said general assembly upon the certificate in the case of senators, of the president of the senate, and in the case of representatives, upon the certificate of the speaker of the house of representatives setting forth the time of service and the amount of mileage and allowance to which such senators and representatives may be entitled. And also for any necessary expense of either of said houses as may be ordered by it or its properly authorized officer or committee.
Senate Officers and Employes-Per Diem.
SEC. 3. The senate shall elect a secretary, assistant secretary and principal doorkeeper, whose pay each shall be six dollars ($6). per day. The appointment of any employes and the payment of the same and the purchase of any supplies and the payment for the same, heretofore appointed or purchased for the senate of the seventy-first general assembly, in conformity with senate rule 55, are hereby legalized.
House Officers and Employes-Per Diem.
SEC. 4. The house of representatives shall elect a principal clerk, assistant clerk and principal doorkeeper whose pay, each, shall be six dollars ($6) per day. The appointment of any employes and the payment of the same and the purchase of any supplies or printing and the payment of the same that are authorized by house resolution No. 1, heretofore adopted at this session, is hereby legalized. Duty of Auditor of State.
SEC. 5. That it shall be the duty of the auditor of state to audit the accounts and issue warrants upon the treasurer of state for the per diem of the officers, employes and assistants of the senate and house of representatives as may be authorized or employed respectively by such house or senate or its authorized officer or committee, and including the principal officers of such senate and house of representatives, clerks, stenographers, doorkeepers, assistant doorkeepers, postmasters, assistant postmasters, janitors, pages and such other assistants and employes as may be so authorized or employed by such senate or house of representatives or its authorized officer or committee. Where the pay of such officers, employes or other assistants is herein fixed, they shall be paid accordingly. In other cases, their pay shall be fixed by the house of the general assembly employing them, or by its committee authorized by such. house so to do.
SEC. 6. All laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
SEC. 7. Whereas an emergency exists for the immediate taking effect of this act, the same shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.
AN ACT granting women citizens the right to vote for presidential electors; and providing for their registration.
[H. 63. Approved February 6, 1919.]
Qualification of Women Voters.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the State of Indiana, That all women citizens of the United States of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, who shall have resided in the state during the six months, and in the township sixty days, and in the ward or precinct thirty days immediately preceding any presidential election, shall be entitled to vote at such election for presidential electors, subject to the provisions of law regulating the votes of male electors, if they shall have been duly registered according to law.
Separate Ballots and Ballot Boxes.
SEC. 2. Separate ballot boxes and ballots shall be provided for women citizens in each election precinct, which ballots shall contain the names of the candidates for presidential electors who are to be voted for, and the ballots cast by women citizens shall be canvassed with the other ballots cast for presidential electors.
SEC. 3. Prior to any presidential election for which male voters are required to register, women citizens shall also register in the same place and manner as male voters, provision being made for women citizens to register separately by those whose duty it is to provide for registration of male voters.