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[No. 87.]

AN ACT to amend section eight of act number three hundred

nineteen of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred nine, entitled "An act to provide for the examination, regulation, licensing and registration of nurses, and for the punishment of offenders against this act."

etc.

The People of the State of Michigan cnact: Section

SECTION 1. Section eight of act number three hundred nineamended.

teen of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred nine, entitled "An act to provide for the examination, regulation, licensing and registration of nurses, and for the punishment of offenders

against this act," is hereby amended to read as follows: Health certifi- Sec. 8. Any person properly registered under the procate, renewal, visions of this act shall, before entering any service in that

capacity, furnish a certificate of good health from a properly registered physician, showing that he or she is free from

tuberculosis or any specific or infectious disease; said cerVisiting nurse, tificate to be renewed semiannually. The Michigan State appointment,

Board of Registration of Nurses is hereby authorized to employ or appoint a registered nurse who has had not less than five years' experience in nursing since graduation, three years of which have been spent as superintendent of a training school approved by said board, who may also be one of the members of said board, to act as a visitor and inspector of training schools for nurses, to the end that the rules and regulations adopted by said board may be promoted and upheld throughout the State. Such visitor and inspector shall

act under the direction of the Michigan State Board of Regis. Compensation. tration of Nurses. The compensation of such visitor and

inspector shall be determined by said board and shall be paid only from funds collected in the registration of nurses and in a similar way in which the incidental and traveling expenses of the members of the board are now paid, as provided for in section six of said act.

Approved April 21, 1913.

[No. 88.]

AN ACT empowering boards of supervisors of any of the

several counties of the State of Michigan to levy a special tax for the purpose of advertising the agricultural advantages of the State or for displaying the products and industries of any county in the State at domestic or foreign expositions, for the purpose of encouraging immigration and increasing trade in the products of the State, and to permit the board of supervisors out of any sum so raised to contribute all or any portion of the same to any development board or bureau to be by said board or bureau, expended for the purpose herein named.

limited.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The boards of supervisors of the several coun. Advertising of

agricultural ties within the State of Michigan, or any of them, are here advantages by by authorized and empowered to levy a special tax on the counties. taxable property within their respective counties for the purpose of creating a fund not exceeding two thousand dollars in any one year in any one county, to be used for advertising agricultural advantages of the State or county or of any part of the State, or for collecting, preparing and maintaining an exhibition of the products and industries of the county at any domestic or foreign exposition, for the purpose of encouraging imniigration and increasing the trade in the products of the State of Michigan: Provided, That the Proviso, tax total tax levied in any one year shall not exceed five cents on each one hundred dollars of taxable property within tlie county, according to the assessment rolls, the sum so raised to be used as directed by the board of supervisors of the county: Provided further, That said board of supervisors Further may appropriate the said sum so raised, or any part of the proviso. same to the support and work and maintenance of a legal association, development bureau or board organized under the laws of Michigan, not organized or conducted for profit, and which is engaged in the purpose of advertising the ad. vantages of and encouraging immigration, and increasing the trade of the said county and other adjoining counties of the State.

Sec. 2. Act number one hundred twenty-four of the pub- Act repealed. lie acts of nineteen hundred eleven is hereby repealed.

Approved April 21, 1913.

[No. 89.]

AN ACT to amend section forty-six of chapter sixteen of

the Revised Statutes of eighteen hundred forty-six, entitled "Of the powers and duties of townships, and election and duties of township officers," being compiler's section two thousand three hundred sixteen of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Section

SEC. 1. Section forty-six of chapter sixteen of the Re. amended.

vised Statutes of eighteen hundred forty-six, entitled "of the powers and duties of townships, and election and duties of township officers," being compiler's section two thousand three hundred sixteen of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hun

dred ninety-seven, is hereby amended to read as follows: Oath of office, Sec. 46. All officers except justices of the peace, required filing, etc.

to be elected at township meetings by ballot, shall, before entering upon the duties of their offices, and within ten days after notice of their election, respectively take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed by the sixteenth article of the constitution, before the township clerk or other officer authorized to administer oaths, and file the same with the town. ship clerk, who shall record the same; and such oath shall be administered without reward, and certified by the officer before whom the same was taken, with the date of taking the same.

Approved April 21, 1913.

[No. 90.]

AN ACT authorizing and empowering the boards of super

visors of counties to purchase, accept gifts and devises of, and to improve and maintain parks, and to contribute to the maintenance of parks owned or held in trust by cities, villages or townships.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Real estate.

SECTION 1. It shall be lawful for and the several boards purchase. etc., of supervisors are bereby authorized and empowered to pur parks. chase, and to accept gifts and devises of real estate designed

for public park purposes when such lands lie within the boundaries of their respective counties, and to make appropriations covering the cost of such purchases and incidental

tions.

to the acceptance of such gift or devise: Provided, however, Proviso. . That a two-thirds' vote of the members of the said boards of supervisors shall be necessary to authorize a purchase of real estate designed for public park purposes.

Sec. 2. It shall be lawful for and the several boards of Maintenance, supervisors are hereby authorized and empowered to make etc. appropriations for the improvement and maintenance of such park properties as shall have been purchased or accepted by way of gift or devise.

Sec. 3. It shall be lawful for and the several boards of appropriasupervisors are hereby authorized and empowered to make appropriations by way of contributing toward the improvement and maintenance of any public park owned or held in trust by any township, city or village within their respective counties.

SEC. 4. All appropriations made by any board of super- Limit. visors for the purpose of purchasing property designed for park purposes shall not exceed the sum of one thousand dol. lars in any one year. All appropriations made by any board of supervisors for the purpose of improving or maintaining any property so purchased by it or accepted by it by way of gift or devise for park purposes, shall not exceed the sum of one thousand dollars in any one year. All appropriations made by any board of supervisors for the purpose of contributing toward the maintenance of the parks owned or held in trust by the townships, cities or villages in said county or purchased under the provisions of section one of this act shall not exceed the sum of one thousand dollars in any one year.

Sec. 5. All appropriations made under the authority of Collection, etc. this act shall be by resolution of the boards of supervisors, in their regular October sessions, and the sums so appropriated shall be spread and collected in the same manner as other county taxes.

SEC. 6. Whenever the boards of supervisors of any county “County, park shall have adopted a resolution to purchase or to accept certain lands for park purposes, and making an appropriation therefor under the provisions of sections one and two of this act, they shall at the same session name and appoint from their number a board of three members to be known and designated as "county park trustees," who shall have the management, control and expenditure of such funds when collected, and who shall hold in trust for the county, the title to any real estate so purchased or accepted by way of gift or devise for park purposes, and who shall supervise the improvement of any such property so purchased or accepted, as authorized by the board of supervisors. Such trustees shall also have the care and control of such park property and may make reasonable rules and regulations and enforce the same when made, respecting the use by the public of such park property. The prosecuting attorney shall advise said trustees. The members of such board of county park

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trustees shall continue to act, until their successors have been

named and appointed by the board of supervisors at a subVacancy. sequent session. In case of vacancy on such board of county

park trustees, occurring while the board of supervisors are not in session, the county clerk shall act as a trustee, ex

officio, and until the next meeting of the board of supervisors. Chairman, etc. Such trustees shall elect a chairman and secretary from

among their number. All expenditures of funds so appropriated shall be paid only by the county treasurer, on the

warrant of the chairman and one other member of such board Report. of trustees. The trustees so appointed shall make a full re

port to the board of supervisors at each October session as to the condition of the park properties and the expenditure

of funds. Payment of SEC. 7. Funds appropriated and collected for the purpose

of contributing towards the maintenance of parks owned by townships, cities and villages, under the provisions of section three hereof, shall be paid by the county treasurer to the treasurer of the municipality owning such park. Any township, city or village misapplying any portion of such funds shall be liable to the county in the full sum so contributed,

and for all costs and expenses incidental to the recovery of Misapplica- the same.

Any person or official who shall cause or assist in the misapplication of such funds shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall on conviction thereof be subject to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars and not more than one thousand dollars, or to imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

Approved April 21, 1913.

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[No. 91.]

AN ACT to fix the term of office of members of city and ward

political committees in cities having a population of over three hundred fifty thousand inhabitants.

Terms of office.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Section 1. The terms of office of all members of any city or ward committee of any political party in any city of this State having a population of over three hundred fifty thousand inhabitants shall be for two years from and after the first day of January next following their election, or until their successors are elected and qualified, and the present members of said committees shall continue in office until the first day of January in the year nineteen hundred fifteen.

Approved April 21, 1913.

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