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No. 92.

AN ACT

To encourage the breeding of horses; to regulate the public ser

vice of stallions; to require the registration of stallions; and to provide for the enforcement thereof.

Horsee.

Stallions,

regis tration and licensing of.

Certificate of veterinarian.

Amdavit of owner.

Stud-book certifcate.

Duty of omcers of livestock Sanitary Board.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That every person, firm, or company standing or travelling any stallion for breeding purposes, in this State, shall cause the name, description, and pedigree of such stallion to be enrolled by the State Livestock Sanitary Board, and procure a certificate of such enrollment from said Board, which shall thereupon be presented to and recorded by the prothonotary of the county or counties in which said stallion is used for public service.

Section 2. In order to obtain the license certificate herein provided for, the owner of such stallion shall file a certificate of soundness, signed by a duly quali fied veterinarian, or, in lieu thereof, he may make oath before a notary public that, after diligent inquiry, such stallion is, to the best of his knowledge, free from hereditary, contagious, or transmissible unsoundness or disease, and shall forward this veterinarian's certificate, or his aflidavit, together with the stud-book certificate of registry of the pedigree of the said stallion, and any other documents that may be necessary to define and describe his breeding and ownership, to the State Livestock Sanitary Board.

Section 3. The oflicers of the State Livestock Sanitary Board, whose duties it shall be to examine and pass upon the merits of each pedigree submitted, shall use as their standard for action the stud-books and signatures of the duly authorized presidents and secretaries, respectively, of the various horse pedigree registry associations, societies, or companies recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture; and shall accept as pure bred, and entitled to a license certificate as such, each stallion for which a pedigree registry certificate is furnished, bearing the signature of the president and secretary of a stud-book recog. nized and approved by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Section 4. Stallions aftlicted with hereditary, contagious, or transmissible unsoundness or disease may be refused license by the State Livestock Sanitary Board ; and when license is so refused, the said stallion shall not be used for public service for profit or gain in this State: Provided, however, That a license may be refused, under this section, only when it is certified to the Board by the State Veterinarian that the stallion in question is afflicted with an hereditary, contagious, or transmissible unsoundness or disease of such à nature, or that the abnormal condition is accompa

Unsoundness or disease.

Proviso,

deformities.

cense

certificate.

certificate,

Pure bred.

nied by such a defect of conformation, as to render it probable that the progeny of the said stallion will be especially liable to said unsoundness or disease. Blemishes and deformities due to accidents shall not Blemishes and be regarded as unsoundness, within the meaning of this act.

Section 5. The owner of each stallion standing for Posting of public service in this State shall post, and keep affixed during the entire breeding season, copies of the license certificate of such stallion, issued under the provisions of the next succeeding section, in a conspicuous place both within and upon the outside of the main door leading into any stable or building where the said stallion stands for public service.

Section 6. The license certificate issued for a stallion Form of license whose sire and dam are of pure breeding, and the pedihree of which is registered in the stud-book recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture, shall be in the following form:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

State Livestock Sanitary Board.
Certificate of Pure Bred Stallion, Number
The pedigree of the stallion (name)
Owned by
Described as follows:
(Color)

(Breed) Foaled in the year

has been examined; and it is hereby certified that the said stallion is of pure breeding, and is registered in a stud-book recog. nized by the United States Department of Agriculture.

(Signature) Secretary of the State Livestock Sanitary Board.

The license certificate issued for a stallion whose sire or dam is not of pure breeding shall be in the following form :

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

State Livestock Sanitary Board.
Certificate of Grade Stallion, Number
The pedigree of the stallion (name)
Owned by
Described as follows:
(Color) ..
Foaled in the year

has been examined; and it is found that the said stallion is not of pure breeding, and is therefore not eligible for registration in any stud-book recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture.

(Signature)... Secretary of the State Livestock Sanitary Board.

Form of license certificate.

Grade.

Form of license certificate.

Cross-bred.

Bill, poster, or advertisement.

Fees,

The license certificate issued for a stallion whose sire and dam are pure bred, but not of the same breed, shall be in the following form :

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

State Livestock Sanitary Board.
Certificate of Cross-bred Stallion, Number,
The pedigree of the stallion (name)
Owned by
Described as follows:
(Color)
Foaled in the year...

has been rs amined; and it is found that his sire is registered in the

and his dam in the ... Such being the case, the said stallion is not eligible for registration in any stud-book recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture.

(Signature) Secretary of the State Livestock Sanitary Board.

Section 7. Every bill, poster, or advertisement is sued by the owner of any stallion enrolled under this act, or used by him for advertising such stallion, shall contain a copy of its certificate of enrollment.

Section 8. A fee of one dollar shall be paid to the State Livestock Sanitary Board, for the examination and enrollment of each pedigree; and an additional fee of one dollar for the issuance of a license certificate, in accordance with the breeding of the stallion, as above provided, which license shall expire in one year and must be renewed annually.

Section 9. The State Livestock Sanitary Board is authorized to establish needful regulations, and to provide for official examination upon voluntary request from owners of stallions, and to issue certificates of approval for stallions that are approved in respect to purity of breeding, soundness, conformation, breedtype, and their suitability to improve the horse stock of the State.

Section 10. Upon a transfer of the ownership of any stallion enrolled under the provisions of this act, the certificate of enrollment may be transferred to the transferree by the State Livestock Sanitary Board, upon submittal of satisfactory proof of such transfer and upon payment of the fee of fifty cents.

Section 11. The fees paid to the State Livestock Sanitary Board, under the provisions of this act, shall inmediately be covered into the State Treasury, for the use of the Commonwealth.

Section 12. Violation of any of the provisions of this act shall be punished by a fine, not exceeding fifty dollars, to be paid to the Secretary of the Livestock Sani.

Regulations.

Examinations.

Certificates.

Transfers.

Disposition of fees.

Vi lations.

tary Board, and by said Secretary to be paid into the fine. Treasury of the Commonwealth, for the use of the Commonwealth.

Section 13. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. This Repeal. act shall take effect, and be in force from and after, When act is to January first, one thousand nine hundred and eight. JPPROVED-- The 25th day of April, A. D. 1907.

EDIVIN S. STUART.

take effect.

No. 93.

AN ACT

Millage.

To equalize taxation of restaurants, eating-houses, and cafes.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after Restaurants, eat the passage of this act, each and every individual, firm, cafes. copartnership, or corporation engaged in carrying on a restaurant, eating-house, cafe, or quick-lunch business shall pay an annual mercantile license-tax of two License-tax. dollars, and shall pay one mill additional on each dollar of the whole volume, gross, of the business transacted annually.

Section 2. The enforcement of the provisions of this Enforcement of act shall be under and in accordance with the laws of this Conmonwealth, now in force, relating to the levy and collection of inercantile license and tax.

Section 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent here. Repeal. with be and the same are hereby repealed. APPROVED—The 25th day of April, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

this act.

No. 94.

AN ACT

Amending an act approved the twentieth day of June, nineteen hundred and one. entitled “An act relating to the collection of city, school, and poor taxes in the several cities of the third class in this Commonwealth, and providing that the city treasurer of each of said cities, by virtue of his office, shall be the collector of the said several taxes; prescribing his duties and fixing his compensation,” in relation to the compensation to be paid for the collection of taxes. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section fourteen cities of the third

class. of an act, approved the twentieth day of June, nineteen hundred and one, entitled "An act relating to the collection of city, school, and poor taxes in the several cities of the third class in this Commonwealth, and pro

taxes.

Section 14, act of June 20. 1.901, citec for amendment.

Collection of city. viding that the city treasurer of each of said cities, by

virtue of his office, shall be the collector of the said several taxes; prescribing his duties and fixing his compensation,” which reads as follows:

"Section 14. The compensation or commission to the said treasurer, as collector of each particular tax, shall be fixed by the respective authority levying the tax: Provided, however, That this compensation shall not, in any event, be less than one per centum on all taxes paid him before any penalty has been incurred, and five per centum on all taxes paid him after the penalty has been incurred. His compensation for collecting city taxes shall be paid by warrant, but he shall have the right to retain his commission or compensation from and out of the other taxes collected by him," be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 14. The compensation or commission to the said treasurer, as coilector of each particular tax, shall be fixed by the respective authority levying the tax : Provided, however, That this compensation shall not, in any event, be less than one-half of one per centum on all taxes paid him before any penalty has been incurred, and five per centum on all taxes paid him after the penalty has been incurred. His compensation for collecting city taxes shall be paid by warrant, but he shall have the right to retain his commission or compensation from and out of the other taxes collected by him. APPROVED—The 25th day of April, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

Compensation of treasurer.

Proviso.

No. 95.

AN ACT

To repeal section two of an act, entitled "An act to regulate the compensation of certain county officers in the county of Dauphin" approved April third, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three.

Dauphin county.

Auditors.

Section 2. act of April 3, 1973, cited for repeal

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section two of the act of April third, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, entitled “An act to regulate the compensation of certain county officers in the county of Dauphin." which section reads as follows:

“That the auditors of the said county shall receive the sum of one hundred dollars for the services they are required to perform, the same to be paid as now directed by law," be and the same is hereby repealed. APPROVED—The 25th day of April, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

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