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Sec. 3. The comptroller and treasurer of state, together with the Comptroller, attorney general respectively, are hereby constituted a board of ex. state, and aminers of the accounts and demands owing by each of their [these] constituted a respective state hospitals, and the accounts and indebtedness of the examiners of the hospitals up to the period when, by the provisions of this act, the hospitals

abo‘ished by same are abolished, [and so much thereof as found to be just and this act. equitable by such board of examiners, or a majority thereof, shall, by the provisions of this act, the same are abolished ?] and so much thereof as found to be just and equitable by such board of examiners, or a majority thereof, shall by them be certified to the state comptroller, who shall thereupon draw his warrant on the state treasurer in Balances due to favor of the president of each board of trustees respectively, to be paid treasurer from

hospital fund. out of the fund provided for the support of state hospitals, by the several acts now in force or repealed by this act: Provided, if such In case of fund shall be insufficient to pay and discharge the full amount of such general fund. indebtedness so audited, the treasurer of state shall, and he is hereby authorized to pay to the president of the respective boards as aforesaid, the amount of such balance out of any moneys in the general fund not otherwise specifically appropriated by law: And further provided, if upon the examination of such accounts, and the payment and discharge of all the debts of each state hospital respectively, there shall exist any surplus funds belonging to such hospital, the same shall be paid into the hospital fund of this state. Provided further, Surplus to he that no power is hereby given to the trustees of said hospitals to hospital fund. contract for any thing which is not intended for the temporary sup- effect, necessary port of the sick only.

be purchased. Sec. 4. All laws or portions of laws conflicting or being inconsist- Conflicting acts

repealed. ent with this act, are hereby repealed.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from and after the thirteenth day Commencement of June next ensuing.

articles only to

of the act.

CHAPTER CV.

AN ACT to ap portion the Senatorial and Assembly Districts of this

State.—[Passed May 18, 1853.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

Section 1. The counties of San Diego, San Bernardino and Los Senatorial Angeles, shall be the first senatorial district, and shall elect one senator. The county of San Diego and the county of San Bernar- First: San Diego,

San Bernardino, dino, shall elect one member of assembly each; and the county of

district.

counties.

Second: Santa
Barbara and San

counties.

and Santa Cruz

Clara and Alameda counties.

and Tulare counties.

Seventh : Tuolumne county.

Contra Costa counties,

and Los Angeles Los Angeles shall elect two members of assembly. The counties of

Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo shall be the second senatorial

district, and shall elect one senator. The counties of Santa Barbara Luis Obispo and San Luis Obispo shall elect one member of assembly each. The Third : Monterey counties of Monterey and Santa Cruz shall be the third senatocounties. rial district, and shall elect one senator. The counties of Monterey

aud Santa Cruz shall elect one member of assembly each. The Fourth: Santa counties of Santa Clara and Alameda shall be the fourth senatorial

district, and shall elect one senator. The county of Santa Clara

shall elect two members of assembly, and the county of Alameda Fifth : San Fran- shall elect one member of assembly. The county of San Francisco cisco county.

shall be the fifth senatorial district, and shall elect four senators, and Sixth : Mariposa shall also elect nine members of assembly. The counties of Maripo

sa and Tulare shall be the sixth senatorial district, and shall elect one senator. The county of Mariposa shall elect two members of assembly, and the county of Tulare one member of assembly. The county of Tuolumne shall be the seventh senatorial district, and shall

elect two senators; and shall elect five members of assembly. The Eighth: San counties of San Joaquin and Contra Costa shall be the eighth senaJoaquin and

torial district, and shall elect one senator. The county of San Joaquin shall elect two members of assembly; and the county of Contra Costa shall elect one member of assembly. The county of Sacramento shall be the ninth senatorial district, and shall elect two sena

tors, and shall also elect four members of assembly. The counties of Tenth : Solano, Solano, Napa and Yolo, shall be the tenth senatorial district, and Napa, and Yoló

shall elect one senator. The counties of Solano, Napa and Yolo,

shall each elect one member of assembly. The counties of Sonoma, Eleventh : Sono- Marin and Mendocino, shall be the eleventh senatorial district, and ma, Marin, and

shall elect one senator. The counties of Sonoma and Mendocino shall elect two members of assembly, and the county of Marin shall

elect one member of assembly. The counties of Trinity, Klamath, Twelfth : Trinity, Humboldt and Siskiyou, shall be the twelfth senatorial district, and Humboldt, and shall elect one senator. The counties of Trinity, Klamath, HumSiskiyou

boldt, and Siskiyou shall elect one member of assembly each. The Thirteenth : Co- counties of Colusi and Shasta shall be the thirteenth senatorial dis.

trict, and shall elect one senator. The counties of Colusi and Shasta shall each elect one member of assembly. The county of Butte shall

be the fourteenth senatorial district, and shall elect one senator. The Butte county

county of Butte shall elect three members of assembly. The counFifteenth : Yuba ties of Yuba and Sutter shall be the fifteenth senatorial district, and

shall elect three senators, of whom two shall be elected by Yuba and one by Yuba and Sutter jointly. The county of Yuba shall elect five

Ninth: Sacramento county.

counties.

Mendocino counties.

counties.

lusi and Shasta counties.

Fourteenth:

and Sutter counties.

da county

When senators go out of office.

members of assembly, and the county of Sutter shall elect one member of assembly. The county of Nevada shall be the sixteenth sen- Sixteenth : Nevaatorial district, and shall elect two senators, and shall also elect five members of assembly. The county of Placer shall be the seventeenth Seventeenth:

Placer county senatorial district, and shall elect two senators, and shall also elect four members of assembly. The county of El Dorado shall be the eighteenth Eighteenth : El

Dorado county senatorial district, and shall elect four senators, and shall also elect eight members of assembly. The county of Calaveras shall be the nine- Nineteenth : Cal

averas county. teenth senatorial district, and shall elect two senators, and shall also elect five members of assembly. The county of Sierra shall be the Twentieth :

Sierra county. twentieth (senatorial] district, and shall elect one senator and two members of assembly.

SEC. 2. At the next general election, the first second, third, Districts to elect seventh, ninth, tenth, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, sixteenth and next election. seventeenth districts, shall elect each one senator; the fifth, fifteenth, and nineteenth districts, shall elect each two senators; and the eighteenth district shall elect three senators. Of the senators provided by this section to be elected at the next general election, four shall out of office on the first Monday of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, to be determined by lot as follows: The How terms are three senators elected in the eighteenth senatorial district, shall determine which one shall go out of office on the first Monday of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five. The senators elected in the fifteenth [senatorial] district, and the senators elected in the nineteenth (senatorial] district, shall in like manner, determine which member of each delegation shall go out of office on the first Monday of January, one thousand eight hundred and [fifty-five), and the senators elected in the first and twentieth (senatorial] districts, shall also determine by lot which one of their number shall go out of office on the first Monday of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five.

Sec. 3. At the general election to be held in one thousand eight Senators are to hundred and fifty-four, there shall be elected in the respective districts 1854. a number of senators corresponding to the number of those senators whose term of office expires on the first Monday in January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five : Provided, that the first sena- First district to torial district shall be entitled to but one senator on and after the first senator. Monday in January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five.

to be regulated.

be elected in

have but one

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CHAPTER CCVI.

AN ACT in relation to Resistance of Payment of Revenue due the

State.—[Passed May 18, 1853.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

Prosecutions for violation of revenue laws

may be

transferred to

than that in

SECTION 1. Whenever the comptroller of state, or the attorney general of the state, shall be of opinion that any law of this state, in

relation to the revenues thereof, has been so far violated as to require any other county

prosecution, as against persons charged with criminal offence or in which the offence was committed. civil action, and that justice will be promoted by the prosecution of

any or all offenders in some other and adjoining county than that in which the offence, or the neglect, or therefusal to pay may have been committed, he may designate some other and adjoining county for that purpose, and direct the proper officers or attorney to institute and prosecute in the county so designated, all violations of the provisions of any law of this state requiring criminal prosecution or civil action which have been committed, or which may be committed in another county. Civil action may be had, or bills of indictment may be found,

and trials had in all respects in the county so designated by the compComptroller or troller of state, or by the attorney general, in the same manner as

though the offences had been committed or payment of revenue neg.

lected, or refused, in the county in which the prosecution or civil in enforcing action is had. For this purpose, the comptroller of state or the attor

ney general is authorized to call to his aid the district attorney, or Expenses such other counsel as he may designate, and the expenses thereupon, approved by after approval by the governor, shall be audited and paid out of the

general fund.

attorney general to direct proceedings and

may obtain

assistance

this act.

to be

governor.

CHAPTER CCVII.

AN ACT for the Permanent Location of the Seat of Government of

the State of California.—[Passed May 18, 1853.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

Benicia declared the permanent seat of government.

Section 1. That the city of Benicia, situated on the straits of Carquines, shall be, and remain the permanent seat of government of the state of California in accordance with the constitution.

CHAPTER CCVIII.

amended.

AN ACT to amend “ An Act to provide for the Redemption of

Comptroller's Warrants drawn on the General Fund," passed
April first, eighteen hundred and fifty-three. (1)—[Passed May

18, 1853.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Clause first, of section first, of the act to provide for Former act the redemption of comptroller's warrants drawn on the general fund, passed April first, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

First. Excepting the interest tax for the funded debt of the years Certain taxes eighteen hundred and fifty-one, and eighteen hundred and fifty-two, to be paid in

gold and silver. and the interest tax of the state prison bonds of eighteen hundred and fifty-three, and the additional sum of ten cents on each one hundred dollars of valuation of taxable property levied for the payment of the interest accruing on the funded debt of eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and the seven per cent. bonds belonging to the school fund, for the fiscal year of eighteen hundred and fifty-three and four, all the above interest tax, amounting to thirty-nine cents on each one hundred dollars of valuation of taxable property shall be paid in legal currency of the United States, or in clean gold dust at the rate of seventeen dollars and fifty cents per ounce.

CHAPTER CCIX.

AN ACT to legalize certain Records of Deeds and other Instruments

in the County of Sacramento.—[Passed May 18, 1853.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows :

and records used

Section 1. The books of records used by Henry A. Schoolcraft, Certain books for the record of deeds and other instruments, in writing, and deposit- by JL A Schooled in the recorder's office in said county, shall, on and after the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, be deemed

(1) For act which this amends, see ante, page 222, which was in type before this amendatory act was received.

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