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Duties of judges.

Juries.

Judges now in office.

Vacancies.

Repealing clause.

judges shall be lected at the general election to be held in November, A. D. 1891, and every four (4) years thereafter. Such judges shall have equal power and shall each perform such duties as are now provided for by law, or such as may hereafter be imposed upon them by law, and it shall be the duty of such judges to so divide and arrange the work of said court between them that the trial of causes may be speedy. In each district having more than (1) judge of the district court there shall be drawn, in the manner now provided by law, a panel of forty-eight (48) jurors to serve as jurors in such court; Provided, That in any county in such districts where such number of jurors may not be required, the judges may by appropriate rule provide for the drawing of a less number; And provided further, When there shall be more than two (2) judges of the district court in any one district, they may provide by appropriate rule for the drawing of a greater number of jurors.

SEC. 2. The judges now in office shall hold their positions, and perform the duties of their office in the districts hereby created, in which they may reside, until the expiration of the terms for which they were elected.

SEC. 3. The governor shall appoint judges to fill all vacancies created by this act, including the additional judges as provided in section one of this act, who shall hold their office until the next general election, when such vacancies shall be filled by election in same manner as such officer is elected in other districts.

SEC. 4. All acts or parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 5. Whereas an emergency exists, this act Emergency. shall take effect and be in force from and after its

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AN ACT to amend sections eleven (11), twelve (12), thirteen (13),
twenty-three (23), thirty (30), thirty-seven (37), sixty-five (65),
sixty-six (66), sixty-nine (69), seventy-nine (79), eighty-one (81),
ninety (90), ninety-one (91), ninety-eight (98), ninety-nine (99),
one hundred one (101), one hundred four (104), one hundred seven
(107), one hundred eight (108), one hundred ten (110), one hun-
dred (111), one hundred twelve (112), one hundred thirteen (113),
one hundred fifteen (115), one hundred twenty-nine (129), one
hundred thirty-two (132), one hundred thirty-four (134), one hun-
dred thirty-five (135), one hundred forty (140), one hundred forty-
two (142), one hundred forty-three (143), one hundred forty-five
(145), one hundred forty-six (146), one hundred forty-eight (148),
one hundred fifty-three (153), one hundred fifty-five (155), one
hundred sixty-seven (167) of chapter twelve (12) A, entitled
"Cities of the Metropolitan Class," Compiled Statutes 1889, and
to repeal said sections so amended, and also to repeal section
thirty-one (31) of said chapter.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of
Nebraska:

11 of chap. 12a, Comp. Stat.,

election; off

SECTION 1. That section 11 of said chapter be Amending Rec. and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: 1889. Section 11. The general city election in all General city cities governed by this act shall be held on the cers elected. Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November 1891, and every two years thereafter, except as otherwise hereinafter specified. specified. Such elections shall be held at the same place as our general elections for state and county officials occurring in such years. The officers to be elected at such elections

Amending sec.

12.

Councilmen; bonds.

shall be a mayor, police judge, city clerk, treasurer, and comptroller. They shall each and all be elected by a plurality of all votes cast at said elections for such officials, and shall, when properly qualified, hold office for the term herein designated, commencing on the first Tuesday in January succeeding said election, or until their successors shall be elected and qualified. The terms, powers, or authority of any official herein named elected at any city election held in December shall not be affected or prejudiced by reason of the fixing of the date of holding city elections as herein specified.

SEC. 2. That section 12 of said chapter be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 12. The council of each city governed by this act shall consist of one member from each ward, and an equal number from the city.

Each councilman, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall be required to give a bond to the city, with two or more good and sufficient sureties, who shall each justify that he is worth at least five thousand ($5,000) dollars in real estate in such city, over and above all debts, liabilities, and exemptions. Such bond shall be in the sum of five thousand ($5,000) dollars and shall be conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of the councilman giving the same, and shall be further conditioned that if said councilman shall vote for any expenditure or appropriation of money, or the creation of any liability in excess of the amount allowed by law, that such councilman and the sureties signing said bond shall be liable thereon. Said bond shall be filed with and approved by the mayor.

13.

large.

men.

SEC. 3. That section 13 of said chapter be and Amending sec. and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: Section 13. In all cities of the metropolitan Councilmen at class, now existing or hereafter created, the qualified voters of such city at the general election to be held in 1891, and every two years thereafter, shall by a plurality of all votes cast for such officials elect a number of councilmen equal to the number of wards in said city who shall be known and designated as councilmen at large, and who shall hold office for the term of two years from the first Tuesday in January following said election or until their successors are elected and qualified. At an election Ward councilwhich shall be held in 1892 and every two years thereafter, and in the manner herein designated, there shall also be elected one councilman from each ward who shall be designated ward councilmen; they shall each hold office for the period of two years from the first Tuesday in January succeeding such election. Whenever by reason of an Increase of increase of wards in such city, or by reason of being proclaimed a city of said metropolitan class, any ward shall be without representation, it shall be lawful and proper at the next succeeding general city election, or at a special election the call for and holding of which is hereby authorized, to elect ward councilmen for such wards, and also to elect a number of councilmen at large equal to the number of new or additional wards created. The terms of Terms of office. such ward councilmen and councilmen at large shall be so stated and adjusted as to correspond with the terms of councilmen of the same class elected in 1892 and succeeding years as hereinabove designated. The councilmen at large and the ward

wards.

Saving clause.

Amending sec.

23.

Police power.

councilmen shall constitute the city council, and no member shall be eligible to more than two consecutive terms.

Ward councilmen shall be residents of the wards. from which they may be elected. All councilmen's terms of office shall commence on the first Tuesday in January after their election, except such councilmen as may be elected at the special election herein authorized, whose terms shall commence immediately after the result of such election shall be declared. On said first Tuesday the councilmen shall assemble together and organize the city council.

The terms, powers, and authority of any official herein named elected at any city election held in December shall not be affected or prejudiced by reason of the fixing the date of holding city elections as herein specified.

SEC. 4. That section 23 of said chapter be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 23. The mayor and council shall have power to make and enforce all police regulations for the good government, general welfare, health, safety, and security of the city and the citizens thereof in addition to the police powers expressly granted herein, and in the exercise of the police power may pass all needful and proper ordinances; and shall have power to impose fines, forfeitures, penalties, and imprisonment at hard labor for the violation of any ordinance, and to provide for the recovery, collection, and enforcement thereof, and in default of payment to provide for the confinement in the city or county prison, workhouse, or other place of confinement, with or without hard labor, as may be provided by ordinance.

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