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CHAPTER 106.

Original House Bill No. 171.

POSSESSION OF WEAPONS BY ALIENS.

AN ACT prohibiting persons not citizens of the United States, from possessing, wearing or carrying any dangerous or deadly weapon, providing for the confiscation and disposition of such property, providing penalties for the violation of the provisions of this Act and providing exceptions.

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

Section 1. Every person, not being a citizen of the United States, who shall own, possess, wear or carry any dirk, pistol, shot gun, rifle, or other fire arm, bowie knife, dagger, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon, shall upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined in any sum not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) or imprisoned in the county jail not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Section 2. It shall be the duty of all peace officers, the State Game and Fish Commissioner or his deputies, in the State of Wyoming, to search for and take into their possession any dirk, pistol, shot gun, rifle, or other fire arm, bowie knife, dagger or any other dangerous or deadly weapon found to be owned, possessed, worn or carried by any alien not entitled to own or possess the same, and to sell the same, destroy or otherwise dispose of the same upon order of any Justice of the Peace, any District Court of the State of Wyoming or a Judge or District Court Commissioner. Provided that any moneys derived from the sale of such confiscated property collected under this section, shall when the arrests are made by the state Game Warden, his assistants or deputies, be paid over to the general fund of the State, and any moneys derived from the sale of such confiscated property collected under this section, shall when the arrests are made by the peace officers, be paid into the school fund of the county wherein said offense is committed. Provided that nothing in this Act shall be construed to apply to persons engaged in tending or herding sheep or other animals in herd or on open range when in active employment; and provided further, that nothing in this Act shall be construed to apply to persons who have procured hunting licenses as may now or at any time hereafter be provided by law.

Section 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 25, 1925.

CHAPTER 107.

Original House Bill No. 79.

MISTREATMENT OF INMATES OF STATE INSTITUTIONS.

AN ACT prescribing a penalty for the mistreatment, cruelty or official misconduct toward inmates and charges of Reformatory and Charitable Institutions in the State of Wyoming.

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

Section 1. If any person, having the care of an insane person or inmate in any reformatory, charitable institution or insane asylum in the State of Wyoming, and restraining him, whether in a hospital or elsewhere, with or without authority, treat such insane person or inmate with unnecessary severity, harshness or cruelty, or in any way abuse such insane person or inmate or if any officer required by the provisions of law to perform any act with regard to the charges or inmates of any reformatory or charitable institution in the State of Wyoming shall willfully refuse or neglect to perform the same, he or she shall, unless otherwise provided, be fined not to exceed $500.00, or be imprisoned in the State Penitentiary, not to exceed three years, or be both fined and imprisoned.

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

Approved February 25, 1925.

CHAPTER 108.

Original House Bill No. 124.

SOLICITATION OF CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY.

AN ACT to prohibit any person from soliciting claims arising out of personal injuries sustained in this State for the purpose of instituting suit thereon outside of this State and providing penalties for the violation thereof.

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

Section 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person, with the intent or for the purpose of instituting a suit thereon outside of this State, to seek or solicit the business of collecting any claim for damages for personal injury sustained within this State, or for death resulting therefrom, in cases where such right of action rests in a resident of this State, or his legal representative, and is against a person, co-partnership or corporation subject to personal service within this State.

Section 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not less than one hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or shall be imprisoned in the county jail not less than ten days nor more than six months, or by such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court.

Section 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after the date of its passage.

Approved February 25, 1925.

CHAPTER 109.

Original House Bill No. 140.

DEPUTY SHERIFFS.

AN ACT to amend and re-enact Section 1467, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, relating to the appointment, qualification and salary of Deputy Sheriff.

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

Section 1. That Section 1467, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

"Section 1467. In Counties of the First Class, having a population of more than 15,000; in Counties of the First Class having a population of less than 15,000, and in counties of the second class, the Sheriff, by and with the consent of the Board of County Commissioners, may appoint Deputy Sheriffs, in the number hereinafter set forth, with the following compensation to be paid by the Counties: In Counties of the First Class, having a population of more than 15,000: Two deputies who may each be paid a salary of Seventeen Hundred ($1,700.00) Dollars per year; in Counties of the First Class having less than 15,000 population and in Counties of the second class, One Deputy who may be paid a salary of Sixteen Hundred ($1,600.00) Dollars per year; in Counties of the third class no regular deputy sheriff shall be appointed."

Section 2. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Section 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 25, 1925.

CHAPTER 110.

Original House Bill No. 139.

UNDERSHERIFFS.

AN ACT to amend and re-enact Section 1465, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, relating to the appointment, qualification and salaries of Undersheriffs.

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

Section 1. That Section 1465, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

"Section 1465. It shall be the duty of the Sheriff in each county of the first class having a population of more than 15,000 to appoint an Undersheriff, who shall be paid a salary of Eighteen Hundred ($1,800.00) Dollars per year; in counties of the first class, having a population of less than 15,000 one Undersheriff, who shall be paid a salary of Seventeen Hundred ($1,700.00) Dollars per year; in counties of the second and third class one Undersheriff who may be appointed by the Sheriff, by and with the approval of the Board of County Commissioners and he be paid a salary to be fixed by said Board, not exceeding $1500.00 per year. Each Undersheriff provided for herein shall qualify as required by law, of Deputy Sheriffs, and

shall be sheriff in case of the death, resignation or other disability of the Sheriff.

Section 2. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Section 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 25, 1925.

CHAPTER 111.

Original House Bill No. 83.

RODENT CONTROL.

AN ACT to amend and re-enact Sections 3, 6 and 8, Chapter 20, Session Laws of Wyoming, 1923, relating to rodent control.

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

Section 1. That Section 3, Chapter 20, Session Laws of Wyoming, 1923, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

Formation of Control District.

"Section 3. The Board of County Commissioners of any County in this State is authorized, and upon receipt of a petition, as provided in Section Four of this Act, requesting that a rodent and magpie control district, as hereinafter described, be formed, it shall be their duty to appropriate money from the general fund of such County, or by a special levy of not to exceed one-fourth of one mill on all taxable property within the county for the purpose of destroying injurious rodents and magpies. The money so appropriated shall be used to purchase and provide poison supplies, hire labor and provide any other means necessary for the eradication of such pests."

Section 2. That Section 6, Chapter 20, Session Laws of Wyoming, 1923, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

Notice to Land Owners.

"Section 6. It shall be the duty of the Rodent and Magpie Control Specialist or other person designated by the Board of County Commissioners to give anyone on whose premises are found the pest named in the petition, fifteen days notice in writing and insert a notice in not less than one newspaper of general circulation in the County, to practically exterminate the same, or if such land is unoccupied and owned by a non-resident, such notice shall be mailed to the owner's address, or if such address is unknown, posted conspicuously upon the land and premises where such injurious rodents and magpies are to be controlled; and if upon the land or right-of-way of any railroad company, such notice shall be served upon its Division Superintendent through the local agent; and if upon State and School lands such notice shall be mailed to the Commissioner of Public Lands, Cheyenne, Wyoming. If the work of controlling the rodent and magpie pest so named is not done within the time specified, the person or persons so authorized by the County Commissioners shall proceed to poison, kill or otherwise control such rodents and magpies on such lands and premises."

Section 3. That Section 8, Chapter 20, Session Laws of Wyoming, 1923, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

Charges Against Land.

"Section 8. Any person or persons so authorized under the provisions of this Act shall make a sworn statement to the County Commissioners of the time put in and the poisons and other supplies used with a statement of results accomplished on each tract of land, actually infested, together with legal description of said land, and the charges for the control of injurious rodents and magpies shall be paid by the landowner or landowners for whom the poisoning work was done by the County, within 30 days after presenting a bill for the same, or said charges shall be a lien on such land to be collected the same as other taxes by the County; and in the case of State and School land, the County Clerk shall file a certified statement with the Commissioner of Public Lands, Cheyenne, Wyoming, showing the amount of the cost of such extermination work upon such lands and such statement, when approved shall be forwarded to the State Auditor for payment from the State Treasury; Provided, that the maximum charge against any tract of land shall not be greater in any one year than at the rate of fifteen cents per acre, except in the case of pocket gopher control, when the maximum charge shall not exceed twenty-five cents per acre, and the minimum charge shall not be less than one dollar against any tract of land."

Section 4. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 25, 1925.

CHAPTER 112.

Original Senate File No. 45.

INVESTMENT OF PERMANENT FUNDS.

AN ACT to amend and re-enact Section 133, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, as amended and re-enacted by Section 1 of Chapter 13, Session Laws of Wyoming, 1923, relating to the investment of the permanent fund of the State of Wyoming, and providing for the investment of Common School Permanent Land Funds in farm loan mortgages.

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

Section 1. That Section 133, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, as amended and re-enacted by Section 1 of Chapter 13, Session Laws of Wyoming, 1923, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

"Section 133. All permanent funds of the State of Wyoming and any permanent addition thereto may, and whenever practical shall be invested by the Treasurer of the State of Wyoming, with the approval of the Governor and the Attorney General, in bonds of the United States or of the State of Wyoming, or in bonds issued by school districts within this State, or registered coupon county bonds of counties within this State, or registered coupon municipal bonds issued by any incorporated city or town in the State of Wyoming, or in interestbearing warrants of this State, or in bonds of irrigation or drainage districts organized and existing under and by virtue of the Laws of this State.

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