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No. 4.

AN ACT

amendment.

To further amend an act, entitled “An act to provide for the better government of cities of the first class in this Commonwealth,” approved the first day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-live, by amending article twelve, section two, by providing for the method of removing subordinate officers, clerks and employes, and by amending article fifteen, section one, by prohibiting officers, clerks and employes from taking any active part in political movements and elections, and providing a penalty for a violation thereof.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That article twelve, section two, of an act, entitled "An act to provide for the better government of cities of the first class in this Cities of the first Commonwealth,” approved the first day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, which reads as follows:

“Section 2. The directors or chief officers of depart. Sagt, actor June ments shall appoint all subordinate officers and clerks. 1, 1885, cited for The directors or chief officers of departments may, by written order, giving their reasons therefor, remove or suspend subordinate officers and clerks, provided the same is not done for political reasons.

In case of such removal the director shall appoint a successor, who shall hold office subject to confirmation within ten days after such appointment by the select council, if then in session, or within ten days after the beginning of the next succeeding session, if such appointment be made during a recess," be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 2. The directors or chief officers of depart Appointment, rements shall appoint all subordinate officers, clerks and sion of officers, employes. The directors or chief officers of depart- ployes. ments may remove, or may suspend for a reasonable period, subordinate officers, clerks and employes: Provided, The same is not done for political reasons. And provided further, That no such person shall be Proviso. removed except for such cause as will promote the efficiency of the public service, and for reasons given in writing. And provided further, That the person Proviso. whose removal is sought shall have notice of the reasons therefor, and be furnished a copy thereof, and be allowed a reasonable time for personally answering the same in writing; and shall be entitled, if he shall so demand in writing of the director of the department in which he is employed, to the decision of a court, either of trial or inquiry, which shall Court. be appointed by the director of the department in which he is employed, in the same manner as courts of trial or inquiry are created and qualified under the provisions of section one of article three of the act to which this is an amendment; and which court, when so appointed and sworn by the said direotor

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Restriction of political activity of officers, clerks and employes.

of the said department, shall proceed to the discharge of its duty in the manner provided in said section one of article three of said act of assembly, and its finding shall be of no effect until approved by the mayor. Copy of the reasons, notice and answer, and of the proceedings of said court of trial or inquiry, shall be made a part of the records of the proper department or office.

Section 2. That the tenth paragraph of section one of article fifteen of an act, entitled “An act to provide for the better government of cities of the first class of this Commonwealth," approved the first day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, which reads as follows:

"No officer or employe of any department, trust or commission, or employe of any contractor under an such department, trust or commission, shall be a member of, or delegate to, any political convention, nor shall he be present at any such convention except in the performance of duty relating to his position as such officer or employe; and any violation of these provisions shall work a forfeiture of his position, and it shall be the duty of the department to dismiss him from office and enter upon their records the cause of such dismissal,” be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

No officer, clerk or employee of any city of the first class, or of any department, trust or commission thereof, shall be a member of, or delegate or alternate to, any political convention, nor shall he be present at any such convention except in the performance of his official duty. No officer, clerk or employee of any city of the first class, or of any department, trust or commission thereof, shall serve as a member of, or attend the meetings of, any committee of any political party, or take any active part in political management or in political campaigns, or use his office to influence political movements, or influence the political action of any other officer, clerk or employee of any such city, department, trust or commission. No officer, clerk or employee of any city of the first class shall in any way or manner interfere with the conduct of any election, or the preparation therefor, at the pollingplace, or with the election officers while counting the vote or returning the ballot-boxes, books and papers to the place provided by law for that purpose, save only for the purpose of marking and depositing his ballot as speedily as it reasonably can be done; [or] be within any polling place, or within fifty feet thereof, except for purposes of ordinary travel or residence, during the period of time beginning with one hour preceding the opening of the polls for holding such eleotion and ending with the time when the election

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officers shall have finished counting the votes, and have left the polling place for the purpose of depositing the ballot-boxes and papers in the place provided by law for that purpose, excepting only officers Police officers. of the Bureau of Police, who may temporarily approach or enter the polling place in order to make any arrest permitted by law, or for the purpose of preserving order, and in each such case only long enough to accomplish the duties aforesaid, after which the said officers shall at once withdraw. Any officer, clerk, or employee of any city of the first class, or of any department, trust or commission thereof, violating any of the provisions of this section shall be immediately dismissed by the mayor, or by the head Dismissals. of the department, trust or commission in which he is employed.

APPROVED—The the 15th day of February A. D. 1906.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 5.

AN ACT

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To fix the number of Representatives in the General Assembly of the

State, and to apportion the State into Representative Districts, as provided by the Constitution.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That until the next decennial United States census, and the apportionment be made thereon by law, the House of Repre. Districts. sentatives shall consist of two hundred and seven members, and shall be apportioned as follows, namely: The city of Philadelphia shall elect forty-one mem

Phlladelphia. bers, and the said city shall be divided into twentysix districts, as follows:

The first and thirty-ninth wards shall constitute the first district, and elect two members.

The second ward shall constitute the second district, and elect one member.

The third, fourth, and fifth wards shall constitute the third district, and elect two members.

The sixth, eighth, and ninth wards shall constitute the fourth district, and elect one member.

The twenty-sixth and thirty-sixth wards shall constitute the fifth district, and elect three members.

The seventh ward shall constitute the sixth district, and elect one member.

The thirtieth ward shall constitute the seventh district, and elect one member.

The tenth, thirteenth, and fourteenth wards shall constitute the eighth district, and elect two members.

The eleventh and twelfth wards shall constitute the ninth district, and elect one member.

The fifteenth ward shall constitute the tenth district, and elect two members.

The seventeenth and eighteenth wards shall constitute the eleventh district, and elect one member.

The nineteenth ward shall constitute the twelfth district, and elect two members.

The sixteenth and twentieth wards shall constitute the thirteenth district, and elect two members.

The twenty-first ward shall constitute the fourteenth district, and elect one member.

The twenty-second and forty-second wards shall constitute the fifteenth district, and elect two members.

The twenty-third, thirty-fifth, and forty-first wards shall constitute the sixteenth district, and elect one member.

The twenty-fourth and thirty-fourth wards shall constitute the seventeenth district, and elect three members.

The twenty-fifth ward shall constitute the eighteenth district, and elect two members.

The twenty-eighth and thirty-seventh wards shall constitute the nineteenth district, and elect two members.

The twenty-ninth ward shall constitute the twentieth district, and elect two members.

The twenty-seventh and fortieih wards shall constitute the twenty-first district, and elect two members.

The thirty-second ward shall constitute the twentysecond district, and elect one member.

The thirty-eighth ward shall constitute the twentythird district, and elect one member.

The thirty-third ward shall constitute the twentyfourth district, and elect one member.

The forty-third ward shall constitute the twentyfifth district, and elect one member.

The thirty-first ward shall constitute the twentysixth district, and elect one member.

The county of Adams shall elect one member.

The county of Allegheny shall elect twenty-four members, and the said county is hereby divided into thirteen districts, as follows:

The first, third, fourth, seventh, eighth, twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth wards in the city of Allegheny shall constitute the first district, and elect two members.

Adams.

Allegheny.

The second, fifth, sixth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, and fifteenth wards in the city of Allegheny shall constitute the second district, and elect two members.

The first, fourth, fifth, ninth, tenth, twelfth, and fifteenth wards in the city of Pittsburg shall constitute the third district, and elect one member.

The second, third, sixth, seventh, eighth, eleventh, and thirteenth wards in the city of Pittsburg shall constitute the fourth district, and elect two members.

The fourteenth and twenty-third wards in the city of Pittsburg shall constitute the fifth district, and elect one member.

The sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth wards in the city of Pittsburg shall constitute the sixth distrint and elect one member.

The nineteenth and twentieth wards in the city of Pittsburg shall constitute the seventh district, and elect one member.

The twenty-first, twenty-second, and thirty-seventh wards in the city of Pittsburg shall constitute the eighth district, and elect one member.

The twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth, twenty-seventh, twenty-eighth, twenty-ninth, thir tieth, thirty-first, thirty-second, thirty-third, thirty. fourth, thirty-fifth, thirty-sixth, thirty-eighth, thirtyninth, and fortieth wards in the city of Pittsburg shall constitute the ninth district, and elect three members.

The city of McKeesport shall constitute the tenth district, and elect one member.

The boroughs and townships lying between the Allegheny and Youghiogheny rivers, and the boroughs and townships lying between the Youghiogheny and Mononga hela rivers shall constitute the eleventh district, and elect three members.

The boroughs and townships south of the Ohio and Monongahela rivers, including the township

of Neville, shall constitute the twelfth district, and elect four members.

The boroughs and townships north of the Ohio and Allegheny rivers shall constitute the thirteenth district, and elect two members.

The county of Armstrong shall elect two members. Armstrong.
The county of Beaver shall elect two members.
The county of Bedford shall elect one member.

The county of Berks shall elect five members, and Berks. shall be divided into two districts, as follows:

The city of Reading shall constitute the first district, and elect two members.

The residue of the county of Berks, not included in the first district, shall constitute the second district, and elect three members.

The county of Blair shall elect three members, and Blair. shall be divided into two districts, as follows:

Beaver.

Bedford.

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