Council Journal; Proceedings of the Legislative Council

Council Journal; Proceedings of the Legislative Council

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...be in the hands of those free from local or personal influence. Even if the granting of certificates of the lowest grade be allowed to be made as now provided in the act; those of higher grade should be issued only by a territorial board, in order that the system may be uniform, and that the certificates may entitle the holders to act in any part of the Territory. 4. The tax clauses of the act do not exempt any property whatever from assessment. This is contrary to the universal American system and palpably wrong. Everywhere public property as well as that used exclusively for religious, benevolent and charitable purposes is exempt. It is as absurd to tax a capitol or penitentiary, a court house or a school building itself, as it is unjust to tax a church, a cemetery, a hospital or an orphan asylum. The omission of a proper exemption clause was no doubt unintentional, but it is none the less unfortunate and should be promptly remedied. To endeavor to enforce the tax clause as it stands would be abhorrent to public sentiment, and would simply render the law obnoxious, and give its enemies an, argument for its repeal. I trust that the few defects thus briefly outlined, may be remedied without delay. L. Bradford Prince, Governor of New Mexico. As per the order on adjournment, the snbstitue for Council Bills Nos. 60 and 112 was read in Spanish and upon motion the rules were suspended and the substitute read a second time by title and referred to the committee of the whole. A messenger from the House appeared and announced that the House had concurred in the passage of Council Bill No. 65, entitled An Act to provide for the incorporation of towns and villages, in the Territory of New Mexico. Bills on second reading were still in order and House substi..show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662482
  • 9781236662484