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3345. If an officer against whom a recall petition is filed desires to tender his resignation, he may do so by filing a written tender thereof with the officer with whom the recall petition demanding his recall is filed, and in such event his resignation shall be accepted and the vacancy shall be filled as provided by law. If, however, he shall not resign within five days after the recall petition is filed, a special election shall be ordered to be held not less than twenty nor more than thirty days after such order, to determine whether such officer shall be recalled. Said election shall be called, if for a state office, by the Governor; if for a county officer, or judge or other officer of the superior court of any county, or member of the legislature elected from such county, then by the Board of Supervisors of that county, and if for a city or town officer, then by the common council or legislative body for that city or town, by whatsoever name such body may be known, and if for a trustee of a school district then by the county school superintendent of the county wherein such school district is located; provided, if said recall petition is against an officer who is directed by this section to call such election it shall be called, if for a state office, by the Secretary of State, if for a county office, by the clerk of the Superior Court, and if for a city or town office, by the city or town clerk.

Section 3.

That Paragraph 3346 of the Revised Statutes of Arizona, 1913, Civil Code, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows, to-wit:

3346. Notice of the election provided for in the preceding paragraph shall be published by the secretary of state, if for a state officer, for not less than ten days in a newspaper of general

circulation throughout the state; and if a county officer, by the board of supervisors, in a newspaper of general circulation throughout the county; and if for a city officer, by the city clerk, in a newspaper of general circulation throughout the city; and if for a town election, the town clerk shall cause to be posted, not less than fifteen days before such election, at three conspicuous places within the town, a notice of such election; and if for a trustee of a school district in which a newspaper of general circulation is published, the county school superintendent shall cause such notice to be published therein for not less than six days; and if for a trustee of a school district in which no such newspaper is published, the county school superintendent shall cause to be posted, not less than fifteen days before such election, at three conspicuous places within the district, a notice of such election.

Section 4. That Paragraph 3351, Revised Statutes of Arizona, 1913, Civil Code, as amended by Section 58 of Chapter 35, Session Laws of Arizona, 1922, be and the same is hereby further amended to read as follows, to-wit:

3351. No recall petition shall be circulated against any officer until he shall have held his office for a period of six months, except that it may be filed against a member of the legislature at any time after five days from the beginning of the first session after his election. After one recall petition and election no further recall petition shall be filed against the same officer during the term for which he was elected unless the petitioners signing such petition shall first pay into the public treasury, from which was paid the expenses of such preceding election, all the expenses thereof.

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election shall be paid from the funds of the state; and for a county election, from the funds of the county; and for a city or town election, from the funds of the city or town; and for a trustee of a school district, from the funds of such school district. The boards of supervisors of the several counties and the secretary of state shall approve all claims for the payment of expenses incurred in conducting a recall election for state officers, and when so approved, the secretary of state shall present such claims to the state auditor, who shall draw his warrants therefor on the State Treasurer, who shall pay the same from the general fund as authorized in the general appropriation act.

Section 5. That Paragraph 3354 of the Revised Statutes of Arizona, 1913, Civil Code, be and the same is hereby amended as follows, to-wit:

3354. The recall election board shall consist of one inspector and two judges, who, together with two clerks, shall be appointed for each precinct if for a state or county election and shall be paid in like manner as provided for boards of election. If for a city or town election, the recall election board shall be appointed by the clerk of such city or town and shall be paid in like manner as provided for city or town elections. And if a trustee of a school district election, the recall election board shall be appointed by the county school superintendent, and shall be paid at the rate provided by law for boards of election for state or county elections from the moneys of such school district.

Section 6. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Approved February 28, 1923.

CHAPTER 15.

(House Bill No. 2.)

AN ACT

TO REGULATE THE PRACTICE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AND SURGERY IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA; AND TO ESTABLISH A BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN VETERINARY MEDICINE AND SURGERY; AND TO DEFINE CERTAIN OFFENSES; AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF THIS ACT.

Be it Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1. That there be and is hereby created a state board of veterinary medical examiners to be appointed by the Governor of the State of Arizona, which shall consist of three reputable practitioners of veterinary medicine and surgery, who shall have graduated from some college authorized by law and recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association to confer degrees and each of which practitioners shall have actually and legally practiced veterinary medicine in this State for at least two years, and who after the first board has been appointed, shall be licensed under this Act. One member shall be appointed for one year, one for two years, and one for three years, and, thereafter, appointments shall be made for the term of three years. The Arizona Veterinary Medical Association shall, at each annual meeting, prepare a complete list of all qualified veterinarians in the State, which list shall be transmitted under seal by the President and Secretary of such association prior to May 1st, to the Governor, who shall, prior

to August 1st, appoint from such list the examiners that will be required to fill any vacancies that may occur from expiration of term on July 31st. Any other vacancy, however occurring, shall likewise be filled, by the Governor for the unexpired term. Each such veterinarian, before appointment, shall furnish to the Governor proof that he has received a degree in veterinary medicine from an authorized veterinary medical school. If no such list as hereinabove provided shall have been furnished, the governor may make appointments from members of the veterinary profession in good standing in Arizona without restriction. The governor may, after due notice and hearing, remove any examiner for misconduct, incapacity or neglect of duty.

Section 2. Every veterinary medical examiner, before beginning his term of office, shall file with the Secretary of State, the Constitutional oath of office. The Board shall annually elect from its members a president, vice-president and secretary-treasurer, and shall hold two regular meetings each year. At any meeting a majority shall constitute a quorum. If any member of the Board shall, without cause, absent himself from two of its regular meetings consecutively, his office shall be deemed vacant. The Board may take testimony and proofs concerning all matters within its jurisdiction. The Board may make all bylaws and rules not inconsistent with law needed in performing its duties, and shall serve without compensation.

Section 3. The secretary-treasurer shall give bond in such sum and with such conditions as the Board may from time to time direct. The Board shall keep full and complete minutes of its proceedings and of its receipts and disbursements,

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