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526. Superintendent of state printing-Duties.
SEO. 526. It is the duty of the superintendent of state printing:
1. To print the laws; the journals of the legislature; reports of state officers; public documents ordered to be printed by the legislature; blanks for the supreme court, the offices of governor, secretary of state, controller, treasurer of state, superintendent of public instruction, attorney-general, surveyor-general, and register of the land-office; the bills, resolutions, and other job-printing which may be orded by either of the two houses of the legislature; and all other public printing for the state, unless otherwise expressly ordered by law.
2. To publish, prefixed to each volume of the laws, the names and place of residence of the governor and other executive officers of the state, lieutenantgovernor, senators, and representatives in the legislature, the presiding officers of the senate and assembly, and of commissioners of the state of California residing out of the state, and in office at the time of such publication.
3. To perform the duties required by the provisions of Article XII., Chapter II., Title I., Part III., of this code, and such other duties as are imposed upon him by law.
4. He shall keep in his office, open to public inspection, a time-book, containing the name of every employee connected with the state printing-office, the time employed, the rate of wages, and amount paid; and he shall certify, under oath, to the correctness of all claims for services rendered and materials furnished, which certificate shall be attached to and presented with each claim that shall be presented to the board of examiners for allowance, and no such claim shall be certified or allowed unless it be fully itemized.
5. He shall file in the office of the secretary of state all proposals, bids, contracts, bonds, and other papers appertaining to the awarding of contracts now in his possession, or which may hereafter come into his possession, retaining in his office copies of the same; and the secretary of state shall promptly furnish the board of examiners, for their use, certified copies of all such papers.
6. All printing required by any of the state departments, boards, or any state officer, for the state, the order for the same shall be made out upon a printed blank, with voucher attached, to be furnished by the superintendent of state printing, and forwarded to the office of said superintendent, who shall enter upon a book kept in his office for that purpose a transcript of said orders; and shall return with the work, when completed, to the person ordering the same, the original order, with duplicate voucher attached; said voucher to be signed by the person receiving the work, and returned to the superintendent of state printing, and both original and duplicate orders shall be kept on file in his office, and shall be a sufficient voucher for said work. The superintendent of state printing shall enter upon a book to be kept for said purpose the name, quantity, and weight of paper used for each order printed. He shall also certify, under oath, that all materials, stock, and paper furnished the office under contracts are of the quality, kind, and weight required by such contracts; and no claim arising under any contract shall be allowed or paid unless accompanied by such certificate. He shall also retain and file in his office one copy or sample of each blank, circular, pamphlet, book, legislative bill, file, or report, or any other work emanating from the state printing-office, excepting blank-books,
of which he shall file only sample sheets. Said copies or samples shall bear a uniform number and date with the voucher.
7. No printing for the senate, or any committee of the same, shall be executed except upon an official order of the secretary, and no order for any printing shall be made by that officer unless the same is ordered by a majority vote of the senate. All printing done for the senate shall be delivered to the sergeant-at-arms of that body, whose duty it shall be to distribute one third of the copies of any document printed to the members of the senate, and two thirds to the sergeant-at-arms of the assembly, who shall receipt therefor, for distrilution to the members thereof. There shall be printed two hundred and forty copies of all bills, resolutions, and reports ordered printed by the senate.
8. No printing for the assembly, or any committee of the same, shall be executed except upon an official order of the chief clerk, and no order for any printing shall be made by that officer unless the same is ordered by a majority vote of the assembly. All printing done for the assembly shall be delivered to the sergeant-at-arms of that body, whose duty it shall be to distribute two thirds of the copies of any document printed to the members of the assembly, and one third to the sergeant-at-arms of the senate, who shall receipt therefor, for distribution to the members thereof. There shall be printed two hundred and forty copies of all bills, resolutions, and reports ordered printed by the assembly.
9. The receipts of the respective sergeant-at-arms of the senate and assembly shall be a sufficient voucher to the superintendent of state printing for all work done for either house. [Amendment, approved April 1, 1878; Amendments 1877-8, 7; took effect from passage; repealed all conflicting acts.]
Term of office: See sec. 530. An executive officer, though his office is not provided for by the constitution. Code commissioners' notes. Salary: Sec. 534. Examination of account by
printing expert: Sec. 679. See early contest for office of state printer: People v. Fitch, 1 Cal. 519.
527. Number of documents to be printed.
SEC. 527. Whenever any message or document, in book form, is ordered printed by either house, four hundred and eighty copies thereof, in addition to the number ordered, must be struck off and retained in sheets, and bound with the journals of the house ordering the same, as an appendix. Of bills ordered printed, when the number is not fixed in the order, there must be printed two hundred and forty copies.
528. Laws and journals to be printed
SEC. 528. There must be printed of the laws of each session of the legislature twenty-two hundred and fifty copies in English, to be deposited with the secretary of state, who, after retaining a sufficient number of said volumes for distribution, in accordance with the provisions of section four hundred and nine of the Political Code, shall deposit one hundred and fifty copies with the state librarian; the remaining copies to be sold at a price not to exceed three dollars per bound volume; the moneys thus received to be paid into the state treasury at the end of each month, as other fees are paid by the said secretary of state, and for the same purposes. Whenever any bill, joint or concurrent resolution, is passed to enrollment, by either the senate or assembly, the committee on enrollment of the house in which the bill, joint or concurrent resolution, originated shall transmit the same without delay to the superintendent of state printing, who shall receipt for all such bills and resolutions, and proceed at once to have the same printed, in the order in which received, in the measure
prescribed by law for the statutes. So soon as printed, one copy, with proper blanks for the signatures of the officers whose duty it is to sign enrolled bills, shall be printed on bond paper, which, together with the engrossed bill, shall be sent to the committee on enrollment of the house in which the bill originated. Said committee shall compare such copy with the engrossed bill, and if it is found to be correct, shall present it to the proper officers for their signatures. When such officials shall have signed their names thereon, as required by law, it shall be an enrolled bill, and shall be transmitted to the governor for his approval. If the same is signed by the governor and becomes a law, the printed law shall go to the secretary of state and become the official record.
2. Whenever a law is signed by the governor, official notice shall be forwarded, in writing, to the superintendent of state printing of the fact. Upon the receipt of said official notice, the superintendent of state printing shall cause to be printed, for the use of the legislature, two hundred and forty copies of said law, joint or concurrent resolution, to be distributed, one third to the senate and two thirds to the assembly, the sergeant-at-arms of the respective houses to receipt to the superintendent of state printing for the same, whose receipt shall be a proper voucher for the work. He shall also cause to be printed the requisite number of sheets to make the number of copies of the statutes required by law to be printed, and one composition of type to answer the purpose of printing the three editions; and of such laws, resolutions, and memorials as may be designated by the legislature, two hundred and forty copies in Spanish. Of the journals and appendices of the senate and assembly there must be printed four hundred and eighty copies, in one volume or more, as may be required by the size thereof. The superintendent of state printing shall have the laws, journals of senate and assembly, and the appendices thereto, properly indexed and bound, the laws in full law-sheep binding, and journals and appendices in half law-sheep binding, marble sides, and deliver the same to the secretary of state for distribution as soon as practical after the final adjournment of the legislature; and the receipt of the secretary of state shall be his voucher therefor. [Amendment, approved April 1, 1878; Amendments 1877-8, 9; took effect from passage; repealed all conflicting acts.]
529. Manner of printing.
SEC. 529. Printing must be done as follows:
The laws, journals, messages, and other documents in book form must be printed solid with long-primer type, on good white paper; each page, except of the laws, must be thirty-three ems wide and fifty-eight ems long, including title, blank line under it, and foot-line; of the laws the same length, and twenty-nine ems wide, exclusive of marginal notes, which notes must be printed in nonpareil type, seven ems wide. Figure-work, and rule-and-figure work, in messages, reports, and other documents in book form, must be on pages corresponding in size with the journals, if it can be brought in by using type not smaller than minion; if not, it must be executed in a form to fold and bind with the volume. Bills and other work of a similar character must be printed with long-primer type, on white plain cap-paper, commencing the heading one fourth of the length of the sheet from its top, and be forty-six ems wide and seventy-three ems long, including running-head, blank line under it, and footline, and between each printed line there must be a white line corresponding with the body of the type, and each line must be numbered. Blanks must be printed in such form and on such paper and with such sized type as the officers
ordering them may direct. The laws must be printed without chapter headings, and without blank lines, with the exception of one head-line, one footline, two lines between the last section of an act and the title of the next act. When there is not space enough between the last section of an act to print the title and enacting clause and one line of the following act upon the same page, such title may be printed upon the following page. The journals must be printed without blank lines, with the exception of one head-line, one foot-line, and two lines between the journal of one day and that of the following day. In printing the ayes and noes, the word "ayes" and the word " noes "must be run in with the names.
530. Appointment, qualifications, and bond of superintendent of state printing.
SEC. 530. The superintendent of state printing shall be appointed and commissioned by the governor of the state, and shall hold office during the pleasure of the governor, and until his successor is appointed and qualified; he shall be a competent practical printer, and before entering upon the discharge of the duties of his office shall give a good and sufficient bond to the people of the state of California, in the sum of ten thousand dollars, with two or more sureties, to be approved by the governor, for the faithful performance of his duties, which bond shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state. The present superintendant of state printing may hold the position without a reappointment or the giving of a new bond, and his said appointment and bond shall be held and treated as if made and given under this act, and be subject to all its provisions; and the office of superintendent of state printing heretofore created is hereby continued under this act. [Amendment, approved April 3, 1876; Amendments 1875-6, 18; took effect from passage.]
This and the succeeding three sections are based upon Stats. 1872, 554. The original section 530 was founded upon Stats. 1861, 280.
531. Duties of superintendent of state printing.
SEC. 531. The duties of the superintendent of state printing shall be as follows: He shall have the entire charge and superintendence of state printing. He shall take charge of and be responsible on his bond for all manuscripts and other matter which may be placed in his hands to be printed, engraved, or lithographed, and shall cause the same to be promptly executed. He shall receive from the senate or assembly all matter ordered by either house to be printed and bound, or either printed or bound, and shall keep a record of the same, and of the order in which it may be received, and when the work shall have been executed, he shall deliver the finished sheets or volumes to the sergeant-at-arms of the senate or assembly, or of any department authorized to receive them, whose receipts therefor shall be a sufficient voucher to the said superintendent of state printing for their delivery. He shall receive and promptly execute all orders for printing required to be done for the various state officers. He shall employ such compositors, pressmen, and assistants as the exigency of the work from time to time requires, and may at any time discharge such employees; provided, that at no time shall he pay said compositors, pressmen, or assistants a higher rate of wages than is paid by those employing printers in Sacramento for like work. He shall at no time employ more compositors or assistants than the absolute necessities of the state printing may demand, and he shall not permit any other than state work to be done in the state printing-office. The superintendent of state printing shall, on or before the first day of September of each year, make a report in writing to the gov
ernor, embracing a record of the complete transactions of his office for the preceding fiscal year, which report shall show in detail all the items of expense attending the state printing, and the expenses of the office, including repairs and the purchase of materials of all kinds. Said reports shall also state the number of reams and various kinds of paper delivered to him, and the amount and quality remaining on hand, which report shall be printed for the use of the legislature. [Amendment, approved April 1, 1878; Amendments 1877-8, 10; took effect from passage; repealed all conflicting acts.]
532. Paper, how to be supplied.
SEC. 532. In July of each year the superintendent of state printing shall submit to the state board of examiners samples of the various kinds, sizes, and qualities of paper that will probably be required in his office during the year commencing on the then next first Monday in October, an estimate of the probable quantity of each kind, size, and quality that will be so required. Upon being satisfied that the kind, sizes, quantities, and qualities of paper so suggested will be required, they shall direct the superintendent of state printing to advertise for thirty days in one daily newspaper published in the city of San Francisco, and one daily newspaper published in the city of Sacramento, for proposals to furnish such paper, or so much thereof as may be required during the year commencing as aforesaid, which bids shall be opened in his office at twelve o'clock M. on the day appointed, in the presence of the said superintendent, and at least two of the state board of examiners; and the state board of examiners and the said superintendent of state printing shall constitute a board to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder. No bill [bid] shall be considered unless accompanied by a certified check, in the sum of two thousand dollars, gold coin, payable to the governor for the use of the people of the state of California, conditioned that if the bidder receives the award of the contract he will, within thirty days, enter into bonds in the sum of ten thousand dollars, with two or more sureties, to be approved by the governor of the state, that he will faithfully perform the conditions of his contract; all bids must be for the furnishing and delivery of the paper and materials at the state printing-office, in the city of Sacramento, so that the state shall not be charged with any cost of transportation or delivery, which must be specified in the advertisement for bids. If all the bills opened shall be deemed too high by said board, they may decline them and advertise again. If the second set of bids are considered too high, the said board may again decline them, and the superintendent of state printing may purchase such paper in open market. The prices paid shall, in no case, be higher than the lowest price at which such paper was offered to be furnished by the bids so rejected. [Amendment, approved April 1, 1878; Amendments 1877–8, 11; took effect from passage; repealed all conflicting acts.]
Ruling, folding, binding, etc.
SEC. 533. All ruling, folding, and folding and stitching, and binding required to be executed for the state, shall be done under the supervision of said superintendent. He shall advertise for thirty days in one daily newspaper published in the city of San Francisco, and one daily newspaper published in the city of Sacramento, specifying the character of the binding, folding, and stitching to be bid upon, for proposals to do all such folding, folding and stitching, ruling, and binding, all of which work shall be done in the city of Sacramento; and on the day appointed he shall, in the presence of the board of examiners, open the