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No. 234.

Statute clerk.

Salary.
Duties.

AN ACT To provide for the appointment of a statute clerk in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth; defining his duties, and fixing his salary.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Commonwealth be and he is hereby authorized to appoint a person, skilled in punctuation, proof-reading and indexing, whose title shall be statute clerk. and who shall receive a salary of two thousand dollars per annum. It shall be his duty to punctuate the laws passed by the General Assembly; read the proof of, and prepare an index for, the same. He shall, when requested so to do, assist members of the General Assembly in the preparation of bills. He shall carefully examine all bills as soon as printed for either House; shall direct the attention of members to errors of typography and construction in bills presented by them; and shall, when not engaged in the duties above specified, perform such other duties as may be assigned him by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. APPROVED—The 4th day of May, A. D. 1905.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 235.

AN ACT

Deputy prothono-
tary Supreme
Court, Eastern
District

To authorize the appointment of a deputy and one clerk by

the prothonotary of the Supreme Court of the Eastern District, and also the appointment of a deputy by the prothonotary of the Supreme Court of the Middle District, and fixing their salaries.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the prothonotary of the Supreme Court of the Eastern District is here: by authorized and empowered to appoint a person. who shall be deputy prothonotary, to perform all the duties of the said prothonotary when he shall be

absent or unable to attend to the same by reason of Salary.

sickness, whose salary shall be two thousand dollars per annum; that the said prothonotary is also author ized and empowered to appoint one clerk, whose salary shall be eight hundred dollars per annum.

Section 2. That the prothonotary of the Supreme

Court of the Middle district is hereby authorized and Deputy prothono- empowered to appoint a person, who shall be deputy

prothonotary, to perform all the duties of the said prothonotary when he shall be absent or unable to attend to the same by reason of sickness, whose salary shall be four hundred and eighty dollars per annum.

Clerk.

Salary.

tary Supreme Court, Middle District.

Salary.

Section 3. That the salaries created by this act shall be paid quarterly, by warrant drawn by the Auditor General on the State Treasurer for the said amounts. APPROVED - The 4th day of May, A.D. 1905.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 236.

AN ACT

Creating the Water Supply Commission of Pennsylvania; de

fining its duties; fixing the scope of its authority and powers, and making an appropriation for the payment of the salaries and expenses connected therewith.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That there is hereby Water Supply created the Water Supply Commission of Pennsylva- Pennsylvania. nia, to consist of five members, three of whom shall, within thirty days after the passage of this act, be appointed by the Governor, by and with the consent of the Senate, to serve for four years from the time of their appointment, and the two remaining members How constituted. of the Commission shall be the Commissioner of Forestry and the Commissioner of Health, to be called and known as the Water Supply Commission of Pennsylvania.

Section 2. The members of the Commission shall, be. Commissioners to fore entering upon the discharge of their duties, take be sworn, and subscribe to the oath of office provided by the Constitution, and file the same in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. All vacancies occur- Vacancies. ring in the Commission shall be filled by appointment of the Governor, for four years.

Section 3. Immediately after the appointment and qualification of the members of the Commission, they shall proceed to organize by electing a chairman and Organization. secretary. It shall be the duty of the Commission to procure, as speedily as may be, all the data and facts necessary to advise them thoroughly of the situation as to water supof the water supply of the State, and adopt such ways and means of utilizing, conserving, purifying, and distributing such water supplies in such a way that the various communities of the State shall be fairly and equitably dealt with in such distribution: Provided, Proviso. however, That the local distribution of water within the limits of an incorporated village, town or city is not to fall within the jurisdiction of this Commission.

Section 4. It shall be the further duty of the Commissioners, that they are hereby authorized to appoint a competent engineer, at a salary of two thou Engineer. sand five hundred dollars per annum, and a competent clerk, who shall also be a stenographer, at a salary of Stenographer. one thousand two hundred dollars per annum, to assist them in their labors.

25 Laws.

Duties.

Data and facts

ply.

Applications for charter.

Approval by the
Commission.

Sa

To collect information.

Annual report.

Recommendations.

Section 5. Hereafter no letters patent shall be issued to any company desiring to be incorporated for the purpose of supplying water to the public, in any community in the Commonwealth, until said application is first submitted to and has received the approval of a majority of the said Water Supply Commission.

Section 6. Each member of the Commission shall receive a salary of three thousand dollars per annum, which shall be paid quarterly, by a warrant drawn by the Auditor General upon the State Treasurer, out of moneys not otherwise appropriated, except the Commissioner of Forestry and the Commissioner of Health, who shall serve without salary, but shall be allowed necessary expenses.

Section 7. It shall be the further duty of the said Commission to collect such information relative to the existing conditions of the water supply of the State, and to make an annual report to the Governor and the Legislature, based upon such investigation, recommending such future legislation as in its opinion is necessary for the conservation, development, purification, equitable distribution, and supply of the waters of the State, and in particular to such communities as are now greatly in need of extended facilities for this purpose.

Section 8. That the sum of forty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby specifically appropriated for the payment of salaries, office rent, books, maps, papers, et cetera, as may be necessary for the proper carrying into effect the provisions of this act. That the said amount shall be paid on vouchers duly presented and certified to the Auditor General, by warrant drawn by him on the State Treasurer, out of moneys not otherwise appropriated.

Section 9. That all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith be and the same are hereby repealed. APPROVED - The 4th day of May, A. D. 1905.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

$40,000 appropriated.

Repeal.

No. 237.

AN ACT To fix the salaries of the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, and the salaries of the clerks and private secretary of the Attorney General's Department.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the twenty-first day of January, one thousand nine

Attorney General's Department.

hundred and seven, the salary of the Attorney Gen- Salarles.
eral shall be twelve thousand dollars per annum, pay.
able quarterly.

That the salary of the Deputy Attorney General shall be five thousand dollars per annum, payable quarterly.

That the salary of the Chief Clerk, who shall be learned in the law, shall be twenty-four hundred dollars per annum.

That the salary of the law clerk, who shall be learn ed in the law, shall be twenty-four hundred dollars per annum.

That the salary of the private secretary, who shall be a skilled stenographer, shall be eighteen hundred dollars per annum.

That the salaries of the stenographer and messenger shall be as heretofore.

Section 2. That the salary of the Attorney General, eral's salary to be as fixed by the first section of this act, shall be in in lieu of fees, lieu of the compensation payable to him as Attorney General, as heretofore fixed by law, whether as salary as Attorney General or as fees allowed to him as Attorney General; and that he shall be required to pay all fees, percentages and commissions on sums collected by him for the Commonwealth, into the State Treasury, for the use of the Commonwealth, at the time of making his quarterly settlements and returns to the Auditor General and State Treasurer.

Section 3. That all acts and parts of acts inconsist. Repeal. ent herewith are hereby repealed. APPROVED—The 4th day of May, A. D. 1905.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

etc.

No. 238.

AN ACT

To authorize the employment of additional employes by the

Adjutant General. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of this act, the Adjutant General be and Adjutant General. he is hereby authorized to employ an additional clerk, Clerk. at an annual salary of fourteen hundred dollars ($1,400) per annum; two additional men at the State Employes. Arsenal, each at an annual salary of nine hundred dollars ($900), and two additional tent-makers at the Tent-makers. State Arsenal, each at an annual salary of one thousand dollars ($1,000). APPROVED-The 4th day of May, A. D. 1905.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 239.

School-directors.

Section 5, act of May 8. 1854, cited for amendment.

A SUPPLEMENT
To an act, entitled "An act for the regulation and continuance

of a system of education by common schools," approved the
eighth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hun-
dred and fifty-four; authorizing the increase of the number
of school-directors in cities within the provisions of the said
act, and authorizing their election by wards; and also provid-
ing for the appointment, by the court of common pleas of
the counties in which said cities are located, of directors to
fill any vacancies which shall occur, until the next succeed-
ing municipal election.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section five of the act of the eighth of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, entitled "An act for the regulation and continuance of a system of education by common schools,” which reads as follows:

“Section 5. That school-directors shall be elected annually in each district of the State, in the following manner, to wit: At the same time and place that elections are held for supervisors and constables, and in wards in cities or boroughs, at the time and place of the borough or ward elections, and in like manner two qualified citizens shall be elected school-directors in each district, whose term of office shall be three years; but in districts where directors have not been elected or in new districts which may be established by the erection of a new ward, borough or township, six directors shall be elected in such district; at the first elec. tion, two to serve one year, two to serve two years, and two to serve three years, and two annually thereafter; and in city and borough districts allowed to elect three directors, the whole number for each ward shall be chosen at the first annual election after the passage of this act, one to serve for one year, one to serve for two years, one to serve for three years, and one annually thereafter,” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 5. That school-directors shall be elected annually in each district of the State, in the following

manner, to wit: At the same time and place that Election of school. elections are held for supervisors and constables, and, directors.

in wards in cities or boroughs, at the time and place of the borough or ward elections, and in like manner, two qualified citizens shall be elected school-directors in each district, whose term of office shall be three Fears; but in districts where directors have not been elected, or in new districts which may be established by the erection of a new ward, borough or township,

six directors shall be elected in such district, at the Term of office. first election, two to serve one year, two to serve two

vears, and two to serve three years, and two annually thereafter; and in city and borough districts, allowed to elect three directors, the whole number for each

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