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Warrants authorized

Semi-annual make a semi-annual report to the governor under


SEC. 3. The auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized, upon the presentation of the proper vouchers, approved by the secretary of state in the manner prescribed by law, to draw his warrant on the stated funds and against the appropriation as made in this act, for the amount due such warrant, giving the name of the the nature of the service performed; such warrants to be drawn on the general fund, except as otherwise stated.

Sec. 4. There being an emergency for the tak

SEC4 ing effect of this act, the same shall be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 31, 1887.

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Emergency clause.




1. Appropriation.
2. Duties of the board of re-

3. Same, appointment of su-

perintendent of construc-

4. Failure of contractor, dam-

5. Warrants.

AN ACT to provide for the erection of a building for the University

of Nebraska, for the practical and scientific instruction of the industrial classes and for instruction in the mechanic arts, and to appropriate money for that purpose, and to authorize the board of regents of the university to erect said building.



Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Ne

braska: SECTION 1. That the sum of fifty (50) thousand for Bullding. dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any moneys belonging to the temporary university fund, not otherwise appropriated, for the erection of a building upon the grounds of the University of Nebraska, at Lincoln, to be devoted to the practical and scientific instruction of the industrial Purposes. classes in the various pursuits of life, and for the teaching of those branches of learning which are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts. The moneys appropriated for this purpose shall be ex- opercuprderline pended by and under the direction of the board of board of regents of the University of Nebraska, and disbursements of the same from the treasury shall be How paid. made by warrants issued by the auditor of public accounts upon certificates issued by said board of regents and duly authenticated by the president and secretary of said board.

SEC. 2. The general charge, direction, and con-Duties of the trol of the erection of said buildings, and all matters connected therewith, shall be in the hands of the board of regents of the university. They shall, as soon as practicable after the passage of this act, proceed in such manner as to them shall seem best to secure plans, specifications, and detailed working drawings for the erection of said building, and shall cause the same to be made in duplicate, one copy to be filed in the office of the steward of the university, and which shall remain the property of the state, and one copy shall be for

board regents.


Contractor's bond.

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the use of the contractor and superintendent of con-

SEC. 3. The said board of regents shall make
such orders and regulations as to them may seem
best respecting the procuring of bids, advertising
for the same, and the making and executing of the
contract for the erection of said building; they
shall also provide for the giving of proper security
by bidders, and upon the awarding of the contract

they shall require the successful bidder to execute
a good and sufficient bond to the state of Nebraska
in the penal sum not less than the contract price of
said building, to be approved by the president of
said board, conditioned for the faithful performance
of the contract awarded to him in all respects, the
erection of said building according to plans and
specifications, and the execution of such orders in

that behalf as may be made by said board. The Appointment said board may also appoint a competent practical

builder as superintendent of construction of said
building, whose duty it shall be to see that the plans
and specifications for the erection of said building
are faithfully carried out by the contractor. It
shall also be the duty of said superintendent to see
that all of the materials used in the construction of
said building are of the best quality, and that all
work is done in the best and most workmanlike
manner, and that the whole conforms to the plans
and specifications. It shall also be the duty of said
superintendent to make and return to said board of
regents or its proper fiscal officer or committee,
monthly statements in writing of the progress of

of supt. of construction.




work and the amount and estimates of the same. He shall also from time to time report such other information as the board may require. Upon the approval of the estimates of said superintendent the Contractor, board of regents shall issue to the contractor entitled thereto their certificate as herein before provided, for eighty per cent of the amount of such estimate, and upon such certificate the auditor is directed to issue his warrant upon the university fund for the amount of the same; when said building is fully completed to the satisfaction of said board, a final estimate shall be made and the balance remaining due under the contract shall be paid in the manner aforesaid;

Provided, That the total expenditure on account Limit oi ex. of said building under this act shall not exceed fifty (50) thousand dollars; and

Provided, further, That payments made under Payments to be the provisions of this act to parties entitled thereto, miutás all deshall be accepted by them in full of all demands against the state, for material furnished and labor performed on behalf of the erection of said building, and they shall execute a release in writing to the state of all such demands. The said board of regents shall fix the compensation of the architect Compensation for making the general plans, specifications, and detailed working drawings for said building, not exceeding three per cent of the contract price of said building, and shall also fix the compensation of supe..of conof the superintendent of construction, not exceeding two per cent of the contract price of said building, which amounts shall be paid from time to time How paid,



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upon the certificates of said board, and warrants of the auditor as herein before provided. The said board of regents may discharge said superintend

ent at any time for incompetency or neglect of Bond of supt. duty. They shall also require him to give such se

curity as they may fix for the faithful discharge of his duties.

SEC. 4. In the event that the party to whom the contract for the erection of said building may be awarded, shall fail for the space of fifteen days after such award to give the bond required by section 3 of this act, the said board of regents shall proceed to cancel the said award and shall also

proceed to re-let the contract, and the defaulting party shall be liable to the state for all damages sustained by reason of such default or the re-letting of said contract. The said board of regents are hereby fully authorized and empowered to make all needful orders and regulations, and to perform all acts necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this

act. Warrants, bow SEC. 5. It shall be the duty of the treasurer to

pay such warrants as are issued under the provisions of this act, when presented, whenever there are sufficient funds in his hands belonging to the university fund.

Approved March 4, 1887.


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