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Full text of "Initiative measure No. 9, relating to consolidation of state institutions of higher education. To be voted upon at the general election, November 3, 1914 .."

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Initiative Measure No. 9 



RELATING TO CONSOLIDATION OF STATE INSTITU- 
TIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. 



To Be Voted Upon at the General Election, 
November 3, 1914. 



Published by the Secretary of State, 
1914. 



Montana Stale Library 



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THE NUMBER AND FORM IN WHICH THE QUESTION 

WILL BE PRINTED ON A SEPARATE OFFICIAL 

BALLOT ARE AS FOLLOWS: 



Initiative Measure No. 9 

A BILL 
To Propose by Initiative Petition: 

A Law Entitled: "An Act to provide for the consolidation 
of the State University, now located at Missoula, the College 
of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now located at Bozeman, 
and the School of Mines, now located at Butte, together with 
such departments of the said institutions as may be organized 
hereafter, under the name and style of the University of Mon- 
tana, and to provide for the appointment of a Commission to 
select a place of permanent location for the consolidated institu- 
tions, and to permanently locate the University of Montana at 
either Bozeman or Missoula, as may be decided by the said 
Commission." 



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For Initiative Measure No. 9. 

Relating- to Consolidation of State Institutions of Higher 
Education. 

Against Said Measure No. 9. 



"Section in, Revised Code as Amended: 

"The manner of voting on measures submitted to the peo- 
ple shall be: By marking the ballot with a cross in or on the 
diagram opposite and to the left of the proposition FOR WHICH 
the voter desires to vote." 

Published by the Secretary of State, 
June, 1914. 



INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING CO. 
HELENA. MONTANA 



A BILL 
To Propose by Initiative Petition : 

A Law Entitled : '"An Act to provide for the consolidation 
of the State University, now located at Missoula, the College 
of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now located at Bozeman, and 
the School of Mines, now located at Butte, together with such 
departments of the said institutions as may be organized here- 
after, under the name and style of the University of Montana, 
and to provide for the appointment of a Commission to select a 
place of permanent location for the consolidated institutions, and 
to permanently locate the University of Montana at either Boze- 
man or Missoula, as may be decided by the said Commission." 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF MONTANA: 

Section i. That the State University at Missoula, the Col- 
lege of . Agriculture and Mechanic Arts at Bozeman, the School 
of Mines at Butte, and such departments of said institutions as 
may hereafter be organized, shall constitute the University of 
Montana, under the name and style of "The University of 
Montana." 

Section 2. From and after August 1, 1915, said University 
shall be consolidated and located at either Missoula or Bozeman, 
Montana, or within five miles of either of said places. Said 
location shall be determined in the manner hereinafter provided. 

Section 3. On or before March 1, 1915, there may be filed 
with the Secretary of State on behalf of Bozeman and Missoula, 
or either of them, properly executed documents specifying a tract 
or tracts of land available for the site of said University within 
five miles of such city, and the terms on which the State Board 
of Education may obtain the same for the site of said University 
in case it is located in or near said city. 

Section 4. That on or before March 1, 191 5, a committee 
composed of the Governor, the Chief Justice of the Supreme 
Court, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, or a ma- 
jority of them, shall appoint a commission of five members to be 
chosen from the Presidents of the State Universities which are 
consolidated and include within their consolidation an Agricultural 
College endowed by the Federal Government; which commission 
shall by a majority of all of its members select a permanent 



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location of said University of Montana in accordance with the 
provisions of this act. 

Section 5. That said comimission shall meet and organize 
at the State Capitol, at Helena, Montana, and determine the 
location of said University, and shall on or before August 1, 
191 5, file with the Secretary of State its report in writing, desig- 
nating the place of said location. Upon the filing of said report 
the place therein designated shall be the seat of said University. 

Section 6. Immediately upon the location of the said Uni- 
versity being so determined, it shall be the duty of the State 
Board of Education to procure, by purchase or otherwise, at the 
place of location, not less than one thousand acres of land, in- 
clusive of any lands owned by the State of Montana, as a site 
for said University. 

Section 7. The State Board of Education shall have such 
powers as may be necessary to carry the provisions of this law 
into effect. 

Section 8. All acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith 
are hereby repealed. 



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