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No. 2.

AN ACT

Act of June , 1897, citod.

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 purchased 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.

Revived, continued and extended for five years,

No. 3.

AN ACT

Relating to school districts in townships, and boroughs erected there

from.

Borough erected from portion of township.

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

holders.

shall not cause a division of the school district of the School distrlet. township out of which such borough was formed; but the school district, as it existed in such township before the creation of such borough, shall be and remain as theretofore: Provided, however, That whenever it Provido. shall be made to appear to the court of common pleas of the proper county, by petition of at least twenty Petition of freefreeholders of such undivided school district, and proper hearing, that the portion of such school district Hearing. 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. Division of district. 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. Repeal. Approved—The 5th day of February, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

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 authority of said tax collectors bave expired, or shall expire during the year one thousand nine hundred and three, by virtue of the expiration of their term of office, and said collector or collectors have or shall become 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 Duplicates and tax collectors in all such cases, are hereby revived thority of collec; and extended for another period of one year from the one year. 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

tors, extended for

Proviso.

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 col-
lector 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 bondsmanor security: Provided, That this act shall
not apply to cities having special laws upon this sub-
ject: 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 dupli.
cate so extended and renewed.
Approved—The 13th day of February, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER,

Proviso.

Proviso.

No. 5.

AN ACT

Consolidation of boroughs.

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 regulation thereof," approved the sixth day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three; removing any limit upon the number of wards into which a consolidated borough may be divided, and defining the laws and ordinances 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 “In act to provide for the consolidation of boroughs and the government 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 exceeding 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

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

Consolidation.

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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 Pat Section so acts of ent, the several boroughs, parties to said joint agree for amendment. ment, shall be deemed and taken to be one municipal 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 con- How governed. trolled 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 several bor. Ordinances. oughs 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.

SAML. 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 Vacancies in the trict, by death, resignation, or otherwise, the president ulices of law 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 sessions of the court wherein the vacancy exists, shall

Compensation of acting judge.

have authority to issue writs, grant preliminary applications, motions, rules to show cause, and may approve 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 manner as judges are now by law paid. Approved—The 26th day of February, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER,

No. 7.

AN ACT

Board of visitation.

Providing for the appointment of boards of visitation for institutions, societies, and associations caring for dependent,

neglected and delinquent children. Duty of court. 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 court. report to the court, from time to time, of the treatment

the children receive by or in the charge of such insti

tutions, societies, and associations; and shall make Report to Board 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 Compensation for 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 commission-
ers.
Approved The 26th day of February, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNY PACKER,

of Public Charitie

actual and necessary expenses,

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