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Act of June 8, 1897, cited.

Revived, continued and extended for five years.

Borough erected from portion of township.

No. 2.
AN ACT

To revive and continue in force the provisions of an act, entitled “An act to extend for a further period of five years, the time during which corporations, incorporated and existing under the laws of any other State of the United States, are now authorized by law to hold real estate heretofore purchased at sheriffs' or other judicial sales,” approved the eighth day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the provisions of an act, entitled “An act to extend for a further period of five years, the time during which corporations, incorporated and existing under the laws of any other State of the United States, are now authorized by law to hold real estate heretofore purchased at sheriffs' or other judicial sales,” approved the eighth day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninetyseven, which provides: “That the time during which any corporation, incorporated and existing under the laws of any other State of the United States and doing business in this State, and having therein one or more known places of business and an authorized agent or agents upon whom process may be served, is now authorized by law to hold real estate heretofore pur. chased according to law at any sheriffs' or other judicial sale, and upon which such corporation may have held any mortgage, judgment or lien, be and said time hereby is extended for a further period of five years,” be and the same hereby are revived, continued and extended for a further period of five years.

Approved—The 5th day of February, A. D. 1903.
SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 3.

AN ACT

Relating to school districts in townships, and boroughs erected therefrom.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever a borough has been or shall be erected out of a portion of a township, leaving the remaining portion of the township without a school-house, and with less than ten resident freeholders, and less than twenty-five resident children between the ages of six and sixteen years; then, and in such case, the creation of such borough

shall not cause a division of the school district of the
township out of which such borough was formed; but
the school district, as it existed in such township be-
fore the creation of such borough, shall be and remain
as theretofore: Provided, however, That whenever it
shall be made to appear to the court of common pleas
of the proper county, by petition of at least twenty
freeholders of such undivided school district, and
proper hearing, that the portion of such school district
outside the borough has at least ten resident freehold-
ers and twenty-five children, as aforesaid; then the said
court, in its discretion, may decree that said school
district shall be divided into two districts, one consist-
ing of the territory within such borough, and the other
to consist of the part of the original township territory
not included within such borough lines.
Section 2. All laws or parts of laws, whether general
or special, in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.

Approved—The 5th day of February, A. D. 1903.
SAMI, W. PENNYPACREF.

No. 4.

AN ACT

To enable city, county, poor, township, ward, school, and borough tax collectors to collect taxes, for the payment of which they have become personally liable, or for which they shall during the year one thousand nine hundred and three become personally liable, without having collected the same, by expiration of the authority of their respective warrants or by the expiration of their term of office, and to extend the time for the collection of the same for the period of one year from the passage of this act.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in all cases in which the period of two years, the limitation of the warrants in the duplicate of county, poor, city, town. ship, ward, school, and borough tax collectors, have expired, and in all cases where the power and au. thority of said tax collectors have expired, or shall expire during the year one thousand nine hundred and three, by virtue of the expiration of their term of of. fice, and said collector or collectors have or shall be. come liable for the amount of tax on said duplicates without having collected the same, the said duplicates and warrants, and the powers and authority of said tax collectors in all such cases, are hereby revived and extended for another period of one year from the passage of this act; and said collector or collectors are hereby authorized and empowered to proceed and collect said taxes from all persons who have not paid

School district.

Proviso.
Petition of free-
holders.

Hearing.

Division of district.

Repeal.

Duplicates and warrants, and authority of collectors, extended for one year.

Proviso.

Proviso.

Proviso.

Consolidation of boroughs.

Clause 1, section 2, act of June 6, 1893. cited for annendment.

Consolidation.

taxes assessed to them, residing in said district within which it may have been assessed, as well as from all persons who remove from said city, ward, township or townships, or boroughs, and have neglected to pay taxes so as aforesaid assessed, with like effect as if said warrant had not expired by the limitation of two years, aforesaid, or the term of office of said collector had not expired: Provided, That provisions of this act shall not apply to warrants issued prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two, and that nothing contained in this act shall release any bondsman or security: Provided, That this act shall not apply to cities having special laws upon this subject: Provided, further, That no collector, nor the sure. ties thereof, who take advantage of this act shall be permitted to plead the statute of limitations in any action brought to recover the amount of said duplicate so extended and renewed.

Approved—The 13th day of February, A. D. 1903.
SAML. W. PENNYPACKER,

No. 5.
AN ACT

To amend the first clause of the second section, and the
third section, of an act, entitled “An act to provide for the
consolidation of boroughs and the government and regula-
tion thereof,” approved the sixth day of June, Anno Domini
One thousand eight hundred and ninety-three; removing any
limit upon the number of wards in to which a consolidated
borough may be divided, and defining the laws and ordi-
nances by which a consolidated borough shall be governed.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the first clause of
the second section of an act, entitled “An act to pro-
vide for the consolidation of boroughs and the govern-
ment and regulation thereof,” approved the sixth day
of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred
and ninety-three, which reads as follows:
“First. The town council of each borough may enter
into a joint agreement, under the corporate seals of
each borough, for the consolidation thereof into one
borough, which joint agreement shall set forth the
name of the new corporation, the number of wards
into which such consolidated borough shall be divided,
not eacceeding nine, and the territorial boundaries
thereof,” be and the same is hereby amended to read
as follows:
First. The town council of each borough may enter
into a joint agreement, under the corporate seals of
each borough, for the consolidation thereof into one

borough, which joint agreement shall set forth the name of the new corporation, the number of wards into which such consolidated borough shall be divided, and the territorial boundaries thereof.

Section 2. That the third section of the said act, which reads as follows:

“Section 3. Upon the issuance of such Letters Patent, the several boroughs, parties to said joint agreement, shall be deemed and taken to be one municipal corporation by the name provided in said agreement, possessing all the rights, privileges and franchises of the respective boroughs and to be governed and controlled in accordance with the provisions of the acts of assembly theretofore governing and controlling the affairs of the borough which shall have been first incorporated,” be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 3. Upon the issuance of such Letters Patent, the several boroughs, parties to said joint agreement, shall be deemed and taken to be one municipal corporation, by the name provided in said agreement, possessing all the rights, privileges, and franchises of the respective boroughs, and to be governed and controlled in accordance with the provisions of the general acts of assembly regulating and controlling the affairs of boroughs throughout this Commonwealth; the ordinances in force in each one of the sereral boroughs consolidated, at the time of such consolidation, to continue in force throughout the territory for which they were originally enacted, until altered or repealed by the consolidated borough.

Approved—The 26th day of February, A. D. 1903.
SAMI. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 6.
AN ACT

To provide for special courts, the issuing of process, rules and
citations, the making and signing of decrees and orders,
approving securities, in case of vacancy in the office of law
judges by death, resignation, or otherwise, in the judicial
districts.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That in case of vacan-
cies in the office of all law judges in any judicial dis-
trict, by death, resignation, or otherwise, the president
judge of the court of common pleas, the sessions of
which are held in the court-house nearest, in a straight
line from, the court-house, in which are held the ses-
sions of the court wherein the vacancy exists, shall

Section 3, act of June 6, 1893, cited for amendment.

Municipal corporation.

How governed.

Ordinances.

Varancies in the office of law judges.

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have authority to issue writs, grant preliminary ap-
plications, motions, rules to show cause, and may ap-
prove securities, and make all interlocutory orders and
decrees, until the successor or successors shall be duly
qualified.
Section 2. The president judge, acting in the manner
and for the purposes set forth in the first section of this
act, shall receive the sum of ten ($10) dollars for each
day so employed outside of his own district, and ten
(10c) cents for each mile necessarily travelled in the
performance of such duty, to be paid in the same man-
ner as judges are now by law paid.

Approved—The 26th day of February, A. D. 1903.
SAML. W. PENNYPACKER,

No. 7.

AN ACT

Providing for the appointment of boards of visitation for institutions, societies, and associations caring for dependent, neglected and delinquent children.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be the duty of the court of common pleas in each county within this Commonwealth to appoint a board, consisting of six or more reputable citizens, who shall serve without compensation, to constitute a board of visitation, whose duty it shall be to visit as often as once a year all institutions, societies, and associations into whose care and custody dependent, neglected or delinquent children shall be committed under the provisions of the laws of this Commonwealth. Said visit shall be made by not less than two of the members of the board, who shall go together, and make a joint report. The said board of visitation shall make report to the court, from time to time, of the treatment the children receive by or in the charge of such institutions, societies, and associations; and shall make an annual report to the Board of Public Charities, in such form as the board may prescribe. The said board of visitation shall be entitled to receive from the county in which they shall be appointed, such sum or sums of money for actual and necessary expenses as may be approved by the board of county commissioneI’S.

Approved—The 26th day of February, A. D. 1903.
SAML. W. PENNY PACKER,

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