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beyond the extreme left side of the driver's seat, nor any motor truck, unless there is placed on said vehicle a mirror so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway for at least two hundred feet behind such vehicle, and enable the driver to obey the rules of the road when overtaken by another vehicle.

Lights.

Section 6. Every motor vehicle operated upon the public highways of this State shall exhibit and have illuminated during the period of from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise, two headlamps, one on each side of said vehicle showing white or pale yellow tinted lights visible at least five hundred feet in advance of said vehicle. Such motor vehicle or any trailer attached thereto shall have attached to the rear not less than one lamp showing a red or green light visible at least two hundred feet in the rear of such vehicle, and the same light or additional light casting white rays of sufficient strength on the rear license plate thereof, so that such license plate may be easily read at a distance of sixty feet; provided that each motorcycle shall be required to carry only one light in the front thereof which shall show white or yellow tinted rays visible at least five hundred feet in advance of such motor vehicle. Every motor truck, the body of which exceeds six feet in width shall exhibit during the hours of darkness, in addition to the above required lights, a white light on the left side of the machine defining the limit of the body of the machine or the overhanging load, if any there be, and beyond the outside thereof, the said light shall be so fixed or carried that the light therefrom may be seen both from the front and rear of said motor truck. Every motor truck carrying a load overhanging to the rear shall display a red flag at the extreme left rear end of load during the day and a red light at the same point during the hours of darkness. It shall be unlawful to use on a motor vehicle of any kind operated on the public highways of this State any lighting device of over four candle power equipped with a reflector, unless the same shall be so designed, deflected or arranged as to deflect or diffuse the light and to produce sufficient light to reveal objects at least one hundred fifty feet ahead thereof, and ten feet on either side of the center line of said vehicle, measured at a distance of ten feet in front thereof, and in such manner that the beam of light therefrom, when measured seventy-five feet or more ahead of the lamps, shall not rise above forty-two inches from the level surface on which the vehicle stands under all conditions of load. The term "beam of light" shall be construed to mean the reflected ray of lights which are projected approximately parallel to the optical axis of the reflector. A light shall be deemed "diffused" when produced by a headlamp which has the entire surface of the glass front etched, ground, or sand blasted or so formed that the light emitted therefrom is entirely dispersed or when the reflector is so constructed that the light emitted from the head lamps is entirely dispersed. Any motor vehicle equipped with acetylene headlights shall be deemed to have complied with the provisions of this act concerning headlights,. anything to the contrary notwithstanding, when such vehicle has two acetylene lamps at the front portion thereof, of approximately equal candlepower which shall be lighted at the times and under the conditions specified, and are fitted with clear plane glass fronts, bright six inch spherical mirrors, and standard acetylene five-eighths foot burners, not more and not less. The above provisions of this Act shall not apply to spot lights but all spot lights shall, while in use upon the

highways of this State, be so directed that the beams of light therefrom shall strike the roadway at a point at least six (6) feet to the right and not more than seventy-five (75) feet in front thereof when approaching a vehicle.

In any prosecution under this Act, the candle power indicated on the headlight bulb from any electric headlamp shall be and constitute prima facie evidence of the light candle power of such headlamp. It shall be unlawful to sell or offer for sale, or have in possession with intent to sell, any motor vehicle of any kind for operation on the public highways of this state equipped with any lighting device of over four candle power with a reflector unless such lighting device shall conform to the provisions of the preceding paragraphs of this section. Vehicles Standing on Highways.

Section 7. No person shall leave standing, or cause or permit to be left standing upon the main traveled portion of any public highway, a vehicle undergoing repair, or which has been stopped for the purpose of having repairs made thereon, or for the purpose of camping; provided, however, that this provision shall not apply to any vehicle so disabled as to prohibit the moving of the same in which case, however, said vehicle shall be provided during the hours of darkness with suitable lights both front and rear.

Violation-Penalty.

Section 8. The violation of any of the provisions of this Act except when otherwise provided, by any person, shall be deemed a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars for the first offense, and by a fine of not less than fifty dollars or more than one hundred dollars or imprisonment not exceeding sixty days in the county jail, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court, for each subsequent offense; provided, however, if any person operating a motor vehicle in violation of the provisions of this Act, shall, by result of so doing, seriously maim, injure or disfigure any person or persons or cause the death of any person or persons, such person shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than two hundred dollars, nor more than five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the penitentiary for not less than one year and not more than ten years; or such person may he held for a greater offense if the same be ordered by coroner's jury. It shall be the duty of every peace officer to enforce the provisions of this Act.

Authority of Highway Department.

Section 9. The Superintendent of Highways and any of his assistants regularly authorized are hereby created special officers for any purpose of enforcing the provisions of this Act.

Repeal.

Section 10. Sections 19, 20, and 21, Chapter 69, Session Laws of Wyoming, 1921, and all other Acts and parts of Acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Section 11. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 28, 1925.

CHAPTER 159.

Original Senate File No. 71.

COAL MINE CATASTROPHE INSURANCE.

AN ACT to provide coal mine catastrophe insurance and the insurance and the accumulation and use to that end of a catastrophe insurance premium fund, and for other purposes.

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

Definition.

Section 1. The word, catastrophe, as used in this Act means a disaster in a coal mine or mines causing the payment through the operation of the workman's compensation law of this State out of the Industrial Accident Fund of an aggregate more than Twenty-five Thousand Dollars in compensations to workmen killed and injured and their dependents, growing out of any one accident or occurrence, or series of accidents or occurrences arising out of one event.

Payment by Coal Mining Companies.

Section 2. For the purpose of giving to the portion of the Industrial Accident Fund paid in by employers operating coal mines support which is deemed necessary, each employer_operating a coal mine or mines in Wyoming shall pay into the State Treasury monthly a sum equal to one-fourth of one per cent. of his Wyoming payroll for the preceding month, such payment to be made on or before the fifteenth day of the month following the month for which such payments are computed and paid, the moneys so received to be placed by the State Treasurer in a fund to be denominated Catastrophe Insurance Premium Fund.

All moneys received by the State Treasurer under the terms of this Act, shall be paid by him out of the Catastrophe Insurance Premium Fund into the Industrial Accident Fund, monthly as received, and such payments shall continue to be made until the credit balance of the Catastrophe Insurance Fund in the Industrial Accident Fund is equal to One Hundred Thousand Dollars, ($100,000.00) whereupon such payments shall cease, to be automatically resumed, whenever and continued so long as the credit balance of the Catastrophe Insurance Premium Fund with the Industrial Accident Fund is below One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00); all such payments shall be credited generally to the Industrial Accident Fund instead of being credited to any individual employer contributing to either the Catastrophe Insurance Premium Fund or the Industrial Accident Fund. Losses in Excess of $25,000 to Be Paid From Fund.

Section 3. In consideration for such payments made or to be made from the Catastrophe Insurance Premium Fund, the Industrial Accident Fund in the hands of the State Treasurer is hereby made a catastrophe insurer as to catastrophes to the extent that such catastrophes cause losses above Twenty-five Thousand Dollars to the Industrial Accident Fund. The first Twenty-five Thousand Dollars of such loss shall in every case be charged against the employer in whose mine or mines the accident may have occurred. The amount over Twenty-five Thousand Dollars shall be paid from the Industrial Accident Fund and not charged against the employer in whose coal mine or mines the catastrophe occurred, but against the balance of the Catastrophe Insurance Premium Fund.

Separate Account to Be Kept.

Section 4. The State Treasurer shall keep a separate account between the Industrial Accident Fund and the Catastrophe Insurance Premium Fund, crediting the Catastrophe Insurance Premium Fund with all moneys by it paid into the Industrial Accident Fund and charging the Catastrophe Insurance Premium Fund with all amounts paid out for catastrophes as herein provided.

Use of Fund Limited.

Section 5. No money paid into the Catastrophe Insurance Premium Fund as herein provided shall ever be applied in any way other than by payments to the Industrial Accident Fund as herein provided. Penalty for Failure to Pay Premium.

Section 6. The inspectors appointed by the Treasurer under Section 4333 of the Wyoming Compiled Statutes of 1920 and acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto shall also act as inspectors for the purpose of enforcing the collection of the premiums due the State from employers operating coal mines. And in any case any such employer shall fail or refuse to pay the premium upon his monthly payroll as is required by this Act he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars and in addition to the said fine it shall be the duty of the Attorney General of this State to immediately bring suit in the name of the State in the District Court for the proper county, for the benefit of the Catastrophe Insurance Premium Fund, against such employer for the collection of such premium, and if a judgment for the recovery of such premium due be given in favor of the State for the use and benefit of the Catastrophe Insurance Premium Fund said judgment shall be for double the amount of the premium provided by this Act, together with costs.

Authority to Contract With Insurance Companies.

Section 7. The State Treasurer, should he deem it advisable, is hereby authorized and empowered to make contracts on behalf of the State of Wyoming and the Industrial Accident Fund with an insurance company or companies, to provide for payment into the Industrial Accident Fund by the insuring company or companies of a sum equal to the ultimate net loss which the Industrial Accident Fund has or shall sustain by reason of any catastrophe, all for the purpose of authorizing the State Treasurer to reinsure the said catastrophe risk with an insurance company or companies. The premium for any contract of reinsurance shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the Industrial Accident Fund and charged against the account of the Catastrophe Insurance Premium Fund.

Every contract of reinsurance shall specify that the insuring company or companies reinsures the Industrial Accident Fund from loss by reason of catastrophes during the term of such insurance, within the limits as to amount expressed in the contract, and that the insuring company waives all right to question any award for claims growing out of a catastrophe or claimed to grow out of a catastrophe, and that the insuring company will accept as final the awards made by the courts under the Wyoming Workmen's Compensation Law, and will abide by such awards, and will promptly repay to the Industrial Accident Fund all the payments made by it during the term of such insurance under catastrophe awards. Each contract shall also provide that the insuring company disclaims all right to appear in or contest any proceeding under the Workmen's Compensation Law. No

payment made out of the Industrial Accident Fund which is repaid to the Industrial Accident Fund by an insurance company shall be charged against the account of the Catastrophe Insurance Premium Fund or against the account of the employer in whose mine the catastrophe occurred.

Section 8. This Act shall take effect and be in force on and after April 1, 1925.

Approved February 28, 1925.

CHAPTER 160.

Original House Bill No. 29.

FOREIGN BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS.

AN ACT to regulate the admission of building and loan associations, savings associations and investment societies, organized outside of the State of Wyoming and having their principal place of business outside of said State, and providing for their examination by State Auditor and for penalties for violation of the provisions hereof, and to repeal Chapter 332, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 332, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Definition.

Section 2. Every corporation, company or association now doing business or who may in the future do business in this State and having for a part of the title or name the words, "Loan and Building Association," "Savings and Loan Association," "Building Association," "Building and Loan Association," or "Co-operative Bank," "Savings and Investment Company," and every corporation, company or association whose stock or savings certificates are payable by any accumulating fund in regular or stated periodical installments, shall, if organized or incorporated in any state or territory other than Wyoming, be known as a foreign building and loan association. Foreign associations or companies doing business by collecting monthly installments or dues for the accumulation of funds out of which to loan to the contributors or non-contributors money, on real or personal property, fall within the language of this section.

Qualification to Transact Business.

Section 3. It shall not be lawful for any foreign building and loan association, directly or indirectly, to transact any business in this State without first filing in the office of the State Auditor of this State a statement sworn to by the president and secretary of the association, which statement shall show the name and locality of the association, when organized, and an itemized account of its actual financial condition showing assets and liabilities, receipts and disbursements for the past twelve months, including also therein an itemized statement of its expense account. Said statement shall further show the amount and number of shares subscribed, the number cancelled and withdrawn during the past year, the number of shares actually in force at the date of the statement, the amount of real estate loans in force in Wyoming, and the total number of shares in force in this

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