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recommendation to the governor with regard to the work of the department, he shall furnish the governor with a special report covering same on or before January 1st of each year, and the subject matter of such special reports shall be embodied in and become a part of his annual reports to the Governor.

Repeal.

Section 8. Sections 4467, 4470, 4477 and 4478, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, and Sections 10 and 11 of Chapter 95, Session Laws of Wyoming, 1921, are hereby repealed.

Section 9. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 21, 1925.

CHAPTER 80.

Original House Bill No. 126.

COAL MINING EXAMINING BOARD.

AN ACT creating a Coal Mining Examining Board of Wyoming, prescribing their duties and fixing their compensation, and providing for the issuance upon examination of coal mining certificates and repealing Sections 4444, 4445 and 4446, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

Establishment of Board-Qualifications of Members.

Section 1. There is hereby created and established an examining board, which shall be known as the Coal Mining Examining Board of Wyoming. The said board shall consist of a coal mine operator or coal mine operating official, a practical coal miner and a mining engineer. Each member of the board shall be a citizen of Wyoming, who has had at least five years' experience in coal mines and mining. Appointment by Governor-Compensation.

Section 2. The Governor shall nominate and by and with the consent of the Senate appoint the members of the board, who shall hold their respective offices for a term of two years and until their successors are duly appointed and qualified. Each member of the board shall receive as compensation the sum of Twelve Dollars ($12.00) a day while going to, attending, or returning from the meetings of the board, together with their actual and necessary expenses. Election of Officers by Board.

Section 3. It shall be the duty of the Board to elect one of their members as chairman and to appoint a secretary, and to keep a record of all of their official actions, and to file such record in the office of the State Inspector of Coal Mines.

Examination of Applicants.

Section 4. It shall be the duty of the said board to examine any person applying thereto for a certificate certifying to his competency and qualifications to discharge the duties of State Inspector of Coal Mines or of Deputy Inspector of Coal Mines, or of mine foremen, or of assistant mine foremen or of fire boss, and to issue certificates of competency to the applicants who upon examination show themselves competent and qualified. Said board shall meet annually in August

at Sheridan and at Thermopolis, and at either Rock Springs or Kemmerer, for the purpose of examining applicants for certificates. The Board shall meet at such other times and places as it shall deem advisable. The chairman shall decide the day and place of all meetings. At least fifteen days' notice of the place and date of every meeting of the Board held for the purpose of examining applicants shall be given by publication in a newspaper published in the town or city where the examination is to be held, and also by posting copies of the published notice at all coal mines in the vicinity of said town or city.

Nature of Examination-Grading.

Section 5. The Board in examining each applicant shall ascertain the experience, knowledge and understanding of the applicant for the position for which he desires a certificate. The Board shall require the applicant to make a showing of his experience, and shall examine him both by written questions and answers and by oral questions and answers. An applicant may be given maximum grades of forty per cent (40%) on his experience, forty per cent (40%) on the result of the written examination and twenty per cent (20%) on the result of the oral examination. In order to obtain a certificate the applicant must obtain a total grade of seventy-five per cent (75%). A complete record must be made of each examination, and this record shall include all questions propounded to the applicant, both oral and written, and the answers given, and a copy of the showing made by the applicant concerning his experience. The complete record of each examination shall be filed in the office of the State Inspector of Coal Mines, and shall be held by him in a permanent file, open to public inspection.

Examination of Mine Foreman.

Section 6. Whenever the State Mine Inspector becomes satisfied that any mine foreman, assistant mine foreman or fire boss is incompetent, he may request him to undergo an examination before the Coal Mining Examining Board of Wyoming, and in the event of his refusal to undergo said examination or in the event of his failure to pass examination then and in either case the said Board shall cancel the certificate held by such mine foreman, assistant mine foreman, or fire boss, and the same shall become null and void.

Temporary Permit.

Section 7. The State Inspector of Coal Mines may issue a temporary permit to an applicant for a certificate for mine foreman, assistant mine foreman, or fire boss, pending a meeting of said Board, if in his judgment the person applying has practical knowledge sufficient to warrant such permit, but such person holding such temporary permit shall present himself for examination to the next meeting of the Board of Examiners held nearest to his place of residence, and such temporary permit shall terminate on the date of such meeting and shall be of no further force or effect.

Fee for Examination

Section 8. Each applicant for examination shall deposit with the examining board an examination fee of five dollars ($5.00), and each person to whom a certificate shall be granted shall pay to the board a fee of one dollar ($1.00), all fees to be covered into the State Treasury.

Repeal.

Section 9.

Sections 4444, 4445 and 4446, Wyoming Compiled

Statutes, 1920, are hereby repealed.

Section 10. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 21, 1925.

CHAPTER 81.

Original House Bill No. 90.

DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION FOR COMMISSIONER OF CHILD AND

ANIMAL PROTECTION.

AN ACT making an emergency appropriation for the Commissioner of Child and Animal Protection.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated the sum of Fifteen Hundred Dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the Commissioner of Child and Animal Protection, to pay the expenses of the office to and including March 31st, 1925.

Section 2. Whereas an emergency exists, therefore this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 13, 1925, for $750.00 only.

CHAPTER 82.

Original Senate File No. 75.

RATIFICATION OF COLORADO RIVER COMPACT.

AN ACT relating to the Colorado River Compact.

Whereas, the Legislatures of the States of California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, heretofore have approved the Colorado River Compact, signed by the Commissioners for said States and the state of Arizona, and approved by Herbert Hoover as a representative of the United States of America, at Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 24th, 1922 (Chapter 3 of the Session Laws of Wyoming, 1923), and notice of the approval by the Legislature of each of said approving states has been given by the Governor to the Governors of the other signatory states, and to the President of the United States, as required by Article XI of said Compact; Now Therefore,

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

Section 1. That the provisions of the first paragraph of Article XI of the Colorado River Compact, making said compact effective when it shall have been approved by the Legislature of each of the signatory states, are hereby waived and said Compact shall become binding and obligatory upon the State of Wyoming, and upon the other signatory states which have ratified and may hereafter ratify it, whenever at least six of the signatory states shall have consented thereto and the Congress of the United States shall have given its consent and approval, provided however, that this Act shall be of no

force and effect until a similar Act or Resolution shall have been passed or adopted by the Legislatures of the States of California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.

Section 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 25, 1925.

CHAPTER 83.

Original Senate File No. 99.

DEPOSITS OF PUBLIC MONEY-SECURITIES.

AN ACT to amend and re-enact Section 2954, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, relating to the Deposits of Public Money.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

Section 1. That Section 2954, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

Section 2954. Any such depository may, instead of such bond in an approved surety company, furnish, as security for, such deposit, or deposits, United States government bonds, Federal Land Bank Bonds, United States Treasury Notes, United States Treasury Bonds, Joint Stock Land Bank Bonds, or state bonds of this state, county, city or school district bonds or warrants issued by virtue of the laws of this State, worth not less than their par value, and in an amount equal, at least, to the maximum amount of money at any time to be deposited with such bank; provided, however, that for temporary deposits in excess of the amount for which such bank may bond as provided by this chapter, such depository or bank may deposit local securities having an appraised value of at least twenty-five per cent more than the amount of such temporary deposits; the said securities to be approved by said Board of Deposits, and to be accompanied by a written assignment vesting the legal title thereto in the State of Wyoming, as collateral security, that such depository, so depositing and assigning said securities, shall and will safely keep and pay over to the State Treasurer, or his authorized deputy, on his check, order or demand, all money which may come into the possession of such depository, under and by virtue of the provisions of this chapter, together with all interest accruing thereon as herein provided, that in case of default on the part of such depository, the State shall have full power and authority to sell, in the manner hereinafter provided, said securities or so much thereof as may be necessary to realize the full amount of the funds of the State so deposited in said depository, together with the interest thereon. The interest on such bonds, so deposited and furnished, shall, when paid, be turned over to the bank so depositing the same, as long as it is not in default.

Section 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 25, 1925.

CHAPTER 84.

Original Senate File No. 67.

CONTROL AND REGULATION OF WATER.

AN ACT to amend and re-enact Section 923, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, relating to the control and regulation of water.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

Section 1. That Section 923, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

Section 923. Said water commissioner shall, as near as may be, divide, regulate and control the use of the water of all streams within his district by such closing or partial closing of the headgates as will prevent the waste of water, or its use in excess of the volume to which the appropriator is lawfully entitled. Such water commissioner shall have the authority to require the filling of any reservoir whenever practical and water is available for storage from the stream or streams from which the appropriations for such reservoir are established. Before entering upon the duties of his office, such water commissioner shall take and subscribe an oath before some officer authorized by the laws of the State to administer oaths, to faithfully perform the duties of his office, and shall file with the Secretary of State said oath and may be required by the Division Superintendent to file a bond in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, conditioned upon the faithful and impartial discharge of the duties of his office. If personal surety bond be given, neither of the two required sureties shall have an interest in any water right from any stream within the jurisdiction of the commissioner. Any person who may be injured by the action of any water commissioner, or by his failure to act pursuant to this chapter, shall have the right of appeal to the division superintendent and, from his decision, the party aggrieved may appeal to the state engineer. And from the decision of the state engineer in said matter an appeal may be had to the district court of the county wherein the ditch or ditches or reservoir over which the controversy arises are situated.

Section 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 25, 1925.

CHAPTER 85.

Original House Bill No. 91.

PUBLIC PRINTING.

AN ACT to regulate the chargeable printing of the State of Wyoming or any of the counties in the State and providing conditions under which said chargeable printing shall be produced within the State.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

Printing to Be Performed in State.

Section 1. All public printing for which the State of Wyoming or any of its counties are chargeable, including reports of officers and

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