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An Act Supplemental to an Act Entitled "An Act Concerning the Department of Agriculture and the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts," and Providing for the Separate Control and Management of the North Carolina College Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.

1897 Public Laws: Chapter 328

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1897 - Pages 504-505.
Click Here to view the earlier Act of February 18, 1897, as supplemented by the Act below.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That from and after the ratification of this Act the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts shall be controlled and managed by a board of trustees entirely separate, apart and distinct from the Department of Agriculture, together with the care and preservation of all its property.

Sec. 2. The board of trustees shall consist of fifteen persons, of whom the president of the college shall be ex officio one; the other fourteen shall be divided into three classes, to be confirmed by the Senate, and their terms shall be four for two years, five for four years, and five for six years. The governor shall nominate these trustees to the Senate, and shall state the term of each in the nomination. The governor shall select one trustee from each congressional district and the other five from the state at large.

Sec 3. All vacancies occurring under this Act shall be filled by the appointment of the governor and confirmed by the Senate if that body is in session at the time of the filling of the vacancy; if the Senate is not in session when the vacancy is to be filled, the governor shall appoint, and the appointee shall hold until his successor is confirmed by the Senate; and if the Senate, shall fail to confirm any nomination, the governor, within ten days after the adjournment of the Senate, fill the vacancy.

Sec. 4. All powers heretofore vested in a board of trustees under chapter four hundred and ten (410) of the public laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven (1887) and chapter three hundred and forty eight (348) of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-one (1891), and the act of this General Assembly to which this is supplemental, and all other laws not specially mentioned herein which are not inconsistent nor in conflict with this Act, are hereby vested in the board of trustees created by this Act.

Sec. 5. Immediately upon the ratification of this Act the secretary of state shall furnish to the governor a certified copy thereof, and immediately upon confirmation by the senate the secretary of state shall notify each trustee of his appointment, and the trustees shall assemble at the college on Tuesday, the ninth day of March next, and shall proceed to organize under this Act, and enter upon the discharge of their duties by electing a president of the board, and such other officers as the board may deem for the best interests of the college. The number and time of the meeting of the board shall be fixed by the board, and that the trustees shall not receive any pay or per diem, but only their traveling expenses, and that only for four times in each year.

Sec. 6. It is not the intention of the general assembly that the trustees herein provided for shall be officers within the meaning of section seven (7) of article fourteen (14) of the constitution, and they are declared to be special trustees for the special purposes of this Act.

Sec. 7. This Act is supplemental to an Act heretofore enacted by this general assembly entitled "An Act Concerning the Department of Agriculture and the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts," and must be construed in connection with that Act.

Sec. 8. This Act shall be in force from its ratification.

Ratified the 5th day of March, A.D. 1897.

Daniel L. Russell, Jr., Governor
Charles A. Reynolds, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
A.F. Hileman, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 28th, 1897.

I, Cyrus Thompson, Secretary of State, hereby certify that
the foregoing (manuscript) are true copies of the original acts
and resolutions on file in this office.

Cyrus Thompson,
Secretary of State.



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