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excess is to be used for the payment of indebtedness existing at the adoption of the constitution, · the county board may by an order entered of record set forth substantially the amount of such excess required and the purpose for which the same will be required, and if for the payment of interest or principal or both upon bonds shall in general way designate the bond and specify the number of years such excess will require to be levied and provide for the submission of the question of assessing the additional rate required, to a vote of the people of the county at the next election for county officers after the adoption of the resolution. If proposition for such additional tax be carried, the same shall be paid in money and in no other manner," is hereby repealed.

Sec. 5. An emergency existing, this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

passage. Approved March 31, 1887.

Emergency clause.

CHAPTER 29.

AN ACT to amend sections 53, 54, and 59 of chapter 18 of the Com

piled Statutes of Nebraska, entitled “counties and county officers," and to repeal said original sections.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Ne

braska. SECTION 1. That section 53, of chapter 18, of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska entitled “coun

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ties and county officers” be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 53. The board of county commissioners Board of county in all counties having not more than seventy thousand (70,000) inhabitants, shall consist of three persons, and in counties having more than seventy thousand (70,000) inhabitants shall consist of five persons. They shall have the qualifications of electors and shall be elected in their respective districts at the annual general election.

SEC. 2. That section 54, of chapter 18, of the Sectione Compiled Statutes of Nebraska entitled “counties and county officers” be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 54. Each county having not more than Voting preseventy thousand (70,000) inhabitants shall be divided into three districts numbered respectively, one, two and three, and in counties having more than seventy thousand (70,000) inhabitants shall be divided into five districts numbered respectively, one, two, three, four and five, and shall consist of two or more voting precincts, comprising compact and contiguous territory, and embracing as near as may be possible, an equal division of the population of the county and not subject to alteration oftener than once in three years, and one commissioner shall be elected from each of said districts by the qualified electors of the county as hereinbefore provided. The district lines shall not be changed at any session of the board, unless all of the commissioners are present at such session.

Provided, That in counties of seventy thousand commissioner (70,000) inhabitants or more, it shall be the duty of

districts.

Expiration of term of office.

the commissioners of such county on or before September 1, 1887, to divide said county into five commissioner districts as provided for in this bill.

Provided, further, That the three commissioners of such county, whose term of office will expire respectively on the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January in the year 1888, on the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January in the year 1889, and the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January in the year 1890, shall continue to represent the districts in which they shall reside, after the redistricting of such county until the expiration of the terms for which they were elected;

And provided, further, That at the general election in the year 1887, one commissioner shall be elected for each of the two remaining districts, of the two persons elected in such districts the person receiving the highest number of votes shall hold his office for the term of three years, and the person receiving the next highest number of votes shall hold his office for the term of two years, and each commissioner elected thereafter in pursuance of the provisions of this section shall hold his office for three years and until his successor is elected and qualified

SEC. 3. That section 59 of chapter 18 of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska, entitled "counties and county officers,” be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 59. In counties having not more than seventy thousand (70,000) inhabitants, the commissioner whose term of office expires in one year,

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shall be chairman of the board for that

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and in counties having more than seventy thousand (70,000) inhabitants, the board of county commissioners at its regular meeting in January of each year, shall elect a chairman of the board to serve for the ensuing year; and such chairman shall sign all warrants on the treasurer for money to be paid out of the county treasury.

SEC. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent Repoeling with this act are hereby repealed.

Approved March 31, 1887.

CHAPTER 30.

COUNTIES, REGISTER OF DEEDS.

Section.

1. Register of Deeds.
2. County board shall provide

office room.
3. County clerk shall perform

the duties, when 4. Book of registration, form. 5. Amendment of section 78,

chapter 18, Compiled Stat

utes. 6. Amendment of section 79,

subdivision one, of chap

ter 18, Compiled Statutes. 7. Amendment of section 81,

of subdivision one, of chap

ter 18, Compiled Statutes. 8. Amendment of section 83,

subdivision one, of chap

ter 18, Compiled Statutes. 9. Amendment of section 84,

of subdivision one, chapter
18, of Compiled Statates.

Section.
10. Amendment of section 85,

subdivision one, chapter

18, Compiled Statutes. 11. Amendment of section 86,

subdivision one, chapter

18, Compiled Statates. 12. Amendment of section 87,

subdivision one, chapter

18, Compiled Statutes. 13. Amendment of section 88,

subdivision one, chapter

18, Compiled Statutes. 14. Amendment of section 11,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes. 15. Amendment of section 15,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes. 16. Amendment of section 16,

of chapter 73, of Compiled Statutes.

Section.
17. Amendment of section 19,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes.
18. Amendment of section 22,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes.
19. Amendment of section 23,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes.
20. Amendment of section 24,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes.
21. Amendment of section 26,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes.
22. Amendment of section 27,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes.
23. Amendment of section 28,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes.
24. Amendment of section 32,

of chapter 73, of Compiled
Statutes.

Section,
25. Amendment of section 40,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes. 26. Amendment of section 47,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes. 27. Amendment of section 47a,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes. 28. Amendment of section 2,

of subdivision one, chap

ter 54, Compiled Statutes. 29. Amendment of section 3, of

subdivision one, chapter

54, Compiled Statutes. 30. Amendment of section 120,

of chapter 15, of Compiled

Statutes.
31. Official seal.
32. Powers of register.
33. Sections repealed.

AN ACT to provide for the election of Registers of Deeds and to define

their duties and fix their compensation. To amend sections 78, 79, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87 and 88 of subdivision one, of chapter 18, of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska, entitled “Counties and County Officers." To amend sections 11, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 32, 40, 47 and 47a, of chapter 73, of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska, entitled “Real Estate." To amend sections 2 and 3 of subdivision one, of chapter 54, of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska, entitled “Mechanics' and Laborers' Liens." To amend section 120 of chapter 16 of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska, entitled "Corporations."

Register of deeds.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Ne

braska: SECTION 1. At the general election in the year 1887, and every two years thereafter, a register of deeds shall be elected in and for each county having a population of eighteen thousand and three

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