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STATE OF WASHINGTON
SESSION OF 1891.
COMPILED IN CHAPTERS, WITH MARGINAL NOTES,
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.
O. C. WHITE, STATE PRINTER.
LAWS OF WASHINGTON.
[H. B. No. 7.]
PAYMENT OF TAXES.
AN ACT extending the time for payment of taxes, remitting pehal ties, and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Washington: SECTION 1. That the time for the payment of all state and county taxes levied for the year 1890 be and the same is hereby extended to March 1st, 1891, after which date the same shall become delinquent, and all penalties provided by law for the non-payment of such taxes shall attach and the same be collected as provided by law.
SEC. 2. That all penalties on all state and county taxes Remitting penpaid on or before March 1st, 1891, be and are hereby remitted, but said taxes shall draw interest from January 1st, 1891, until paid, at ten per cent. per annum, and the county treasurers of the respective counties in the state are authorized to receive and receipt for such taxes, with interest, but without penalty, up to March 1st, 1891.
SEC. 3. That the county treasurers of the various coun- Separate funds. ties who shall have collected any penalties on any such taxes for said year 1890, prior to the passage of this act, keep the amount of such penalties so collected in a separate fund to be refunded to the respective parties having paid the same, and that any person having so paid any such penalty shall present his claim therefor to the board of county commissioners of the county in which the same were paid, and the board shall audit said claim and order a warrant drawn therefor, which warrant the treasurer shall pay out of said fund.
SEC. 4. Whereas, the time to which the payment of taxes is by this act extended would otherwise expire before this act would take effect, an emergency exists; and, therefore,
that this act shall take effect and be in force from and after
Approved January 20, 1891.
of the State of Washington during or prior to any session
of the legislature which occurs before any general election of the State of Washington, it shall be the duty of the governor of the state to forthwith issue a writ of election, providing for the filling of such vacancy by an election; said writ shall in substance be as follows:
The State of Washington to the electors of· (senatorial or repre- Form of writ. sentative) district, county or counties, of the State of Washington, greeting:
You are hereby commanded to hold an election to fill the vacancy in the (here state whether in the house or senate) caused by (here state cause of vacancy), which said election shall be held upon the day of, A. D. 189-.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the State of Washington to be affixed thereto.
Which said writ shall be at once transmitted to the auditor or auditors of the county or counties wherein said district is situated.
SEC. 2. Such election shall be held in every way as provided by law for general elections in the State of Washington, except as herein otherwise provided.
SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the auditor or auditors Auditor must of the county or counties wherein the district is situated wherein said election is to be held, to give notice of such election by posting notices of the same in at least four (4) public places within said district, or if said district be composed of more than one county, then in four public places in either county, and by posting one (1) notice at the front door of the court house of the county or counties wherein said district is situated, in substance following: To the electors of·
(senatorial or representative district, as the Form of notice. in the State of Washington:
case may be), in the county of Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a writ of election issued by his excellency the governor of the State of Washington, an election will be held for the purpose of electing a or senator as the case may be) from the or counties of
caused by the
district in the county
in the State of Washington, to fill the vacancy (state cause of vacancy), upon the day of 189-, at the various voting places within said district, where the last general election was held, within the usual hours provided by law for holding general elections.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, this