Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado Volume 19

Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado Volume 19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...intent to appropriate money for a specific purpose clearly appears from the statute, and when the salary of a public officer is fixed by law, together with the time and method of payment, this constitutes an appropriation within the terms of our constitution and statutes. Although the decisions are not uniform it must be admitted that the trend of the more recent cases is in support of this argument. Carr e. State, 22 Am. St. Reports, 624, and notes; State v. The Auditor, (Wy.) 33 Pac. Rep. 125; In re Continuing Appropriations, 18 Colo. 192. Whether the pecu liar provisions of our constitution with reference to general appropriation bills should be held as rendering inapplicable the reasoning upon which the foregoing decisions are based when applied to the expenses of the legislative, executive or judicial departments of this state, we are not called upon to determine, in view of the conclusion at which we have arrived in regard to the statute relied upon to establish an appropriation in this case..In answer to a legislative question this court, in the case last above cited, expressed the opinion that the statutes then under consideration were sufficient to warrant the disbursement of certain special funds when collected, but the opinion is not to be taken as upholding the right of the auditor of state to draw warrants in anticipation of the collection of taxes levied for any year in advance of the years usually covered by the biennial appropriations. The statute providing for the inspector's salary is peculiar. It differs from the provisions usually employed with reference to the compensation of state officefs. It reads as follows: " The inspector of metalliferous mines shall receive a salary of three thousand five more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860799
  • 9781236860798