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(Amending the Constitution)
STATE OF VIRGINIA
Session Which Commenced at the State Capitol
on Wednesday, January 9, 1918
CHAP. 1.-An ACT to make available for general purposes an appropriation
heretofore made for the legislative reference bureau, for certain specific purposes.
(S B 33] Approved January 21, 1918. Whereas, because of extraordinary duties imposed upon the legislative reference bureau in connection with activities occasioned by the present war, the funds available for the regular salaries and expenses of the bureau have become exhausted; and
Whereas, the general assembly at its last session appropriated twelve hundred dollars for extra help and expenses during the session of nineteen hundred and eighteen, which sum it is desirable to make immediately available; and
Whereas, it is desirable that the twelve hundred dollars appropriated for this specific purpose shall become available at once, not only for the specific purpose for which that appropriation was made, but also to pay regular salaries and expenses of the bureall, which have not been and which cannot now be paid for want of appropriation, therefore
i. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That the sum of one thousand two hundred dollars, heretofore appropriated for extra help and expenses during the session of nineteen hundred and eighteen, may not only be used for that purpose, but may also be used to pay regular salaries and expenses of the bureau which have not been heretofore paid and which must be incurred and paid up to March first, nineteen hundred and eighteen.
2. An emergency existing, this act shall be enforced from its passage.
CHAP. 2.-10 ACT to appropriate the sum of two thousand dollars to reim
burse the civil contingent fund for extraordinary expenses incurred in the rental and improvement of building used for offices for State officials. and to declare an emergency.
[S B 34]
Approved January 21, 1918.
Whereas, in order to save the State treasury large sums of money hitherto paid out for rental of offices used by State departments for whom there is not room in buildings on the Capitol Square, the gov