ARTICLE VII.—OF THE GOVERNMENT PRESS. *
§416. The Minister of the Interior shall appoint a Director of the Government Press, who shall have the control and management of said Press, and be solely responsible therefor. And nothing contained in this article shall be construed as making the Government in any way responsible for the views expressed, or matter published by the Director of the said Press.
* By Authority of Sec.427 and the Act of 1859, the Government Press was sold October, 1879.
§417. Said Director shall have power to employ operatives, and provide all necessary materials for his office; applying for that purpose the moneys, from time to time, appropriated by the Legislature: provided, however, that if the amount appropriated by the Legislature be not sufficient for the employment of operatives, and to provide the necessary materials for his office, he shall have the power to pay for the same out of the receipts of his office—rendering therefor a detailed account to the Minister of the Interior.
§418. Said Director shall be, ex officio, editor of a newspaper which shall be the official organ of the Hawaiian Government. He shall publish therein, all laws, orders, proclamation, reports, decisions, circulars, and notices, that may be sent to him for publication, by either of the departments of Government, or any branch thereof, executive, legislative, or judicial.
§419. Said Director, shall, weekly, transmit copies of the said newspapers to the following persons: To the King, for the use of the Palace, three copies; to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, ten copies; to the Kuhina Nui, and each of the heads of the other departments, two copies; to the President of the Board of Education, two copies; and one copy each in addition for each English school in the Kingdom, under his superintendence; to each of the Judges of the Supreme Court, two copies; to each of the Governors, two copies; to the Legislature, when in session, one copy for each member thereof; and also one copy each to such other persons as may be designated by the King.
§420. The subscription price of the Government newspaper, and the charges for all notices and advertisements published therein, and for all other printing done by the government press, shall be such as may, from time to time, be fixed by said Director, with the approval of the Minister of the Interior.
§421. The Director of the Government Press shall have power to execute job printing, for private persons, at such rates of charge as may be profitable for the government.
Sections 422-425 repealed by Act of 1876, Chapter LV., Sec.24.
§426. Said Director shall keep a true and faithful account of all the receipts and expenditures of his office, and present the same, quarterly, to the Minister of the Interior, and he shall also submit to the said Minister, annually, a full and correct report of all the business of his office, accompanied by such suggestions, or recommendations, as he may have to offer, for the regulation and improvement thereof.
§427. The Minister of the Interior shall have the power, with the approval of the King, to sell or lease the Government Press, and all the appurtenances thereto belonging, whenever, in his discretion, it shall seem for the best interests of the Government.
TO AUTHORIZE THE MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR TO SELL OR LEASE THE GOVERNMENT PRESS
Section 1. The Minister of the Interior is hereby authorized to sell or lease the Government Press and all the appurtenances belonging to the same, whenever, in his discretion, he shall deem it best for the public interests.
Section 2. The Minister of the Interior is hereby authorized to contract for Government printing, and for the publication of all laws, orders, proclamations, reports, decisions, circulars and notices, that may be required by either of the departments of Government, with any person or persons, upon such terms, and for such a length of time as he may deem best for the interests of the Government.
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