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Proviso, indigent patients. Further proviso, senility

When patient escapes.

cal superintendent of the Michigan Home for Feeble-Minded and Epileptic, including a full copy of the report of the physicians, shall be mailed forthwith to the medical superintendent, who shall endorse thereon the date of receipt and file the same in his office. Patients shall be entitled to admission in the order in which the copies of the orders for commitment were received and filed, and whenever there shall be room at the home to receive additional patients the medical superintendent shall at once notify the probate court which made the commitment earliest received and filed as aforesaid, and said court shall within thirty days thereafter cause said patient to be taken to said home or shall enter an order that such person is no longer entitled to admission and shall notify the medical superintendent thereof: Provided, Preference shall be given to the admission of indigent patients, so far as circumstances permit: Provided further, That no feeble-minded woman above the age of forty-eight years, not an epileptic, nor any feeble-minded man not an epileptic whose condition is due to senility, shall be admitted to said institution.

Sec. 23. If the patient shall escape, the medical superintendent shall notify the judge committing such patient, and take all proper measures for his apprehension, and he may offer a reason ble reward therefor. The expense of the recapture of a private patient shall be paid by the persons responsible to the home for his care and maintenance, and of a public patient shall be paid by the home and shall be a charge against the State, to be included in its quarterly bills. Any person who shall aid or assist any person who is an inmate of the said Michigan Home for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic to escape therefrom, or who shall aid or assist any inmate thereof absent on parole to violate his or her parole, or unlawfully detain such paroled person from the custody of any person or persons to whom such inmate has been temporarily placed in charge by the officers of said home, or shall aid or assist any female inmate of said home to leave this State, or shall marry any inmate knowing such person to be an inmate or a subject of such home without the consent of the board of control of such home, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Prison or State House of Correction and Reformatory for a term not to exceed two years or by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 24. The medical superintendent may by consent of the board of control discharge any patient in the following cases: First, A patient who, in his judgment, has recovered; Second, Any patient who has not recovered but whose discharge, in the judgment of the superintendent, will not be detrimental

Aiding to escape, misdemeanor.

Penalty.

When may discharge patient.

court to direct

to the public welfare nor injurious to the patient: Provided, Proviso.
however, That before ordering such discharge the superin-
tendent shall send notice by mail to the friends of such pa-
tient or to the superintendent of the poor of the county
whence he came, and to the judge of probate committing such
person, and if such patient is not removed within ten days
thereafter he shall be returned to the home and friends or
to the superintendent of the poor of said county. When the When probate
superintendent is unwilling to discharge an unrecovered pa- discharge.
tient upon request, and so certifies in writing, giving his rea-
sons therefor, the probate court of the county from which the
patient was admitted into the home may, upon such certifi-
cate, and an opportunity for hearing thereon being accorded
the superintendent, and upon such proofs as may be produced,
direct by order the discharge of such patient, upon such se-
curity to the people of the State as the court may require,
for the good behavior and maintenance of the patient. A
certified copy of the order shall be delivered to the superin-
tendent of the home. The superintendent may grant a parole Paroles.
to any patient not exceeding thirty days at any one time
under general conditions prescribed by the board of control.
Such parole shall not affect the validity of the bond given
for the support of a private patient. The superintendent shall May demand
have authority to demand and enforce the return of any
person so paroled, and each paroled person shall at all times
be deemed a ward of the State. A patient who has been dis- Readmittance.
charged by the medical superintendent may, with the ap-
proval of the superintendent, be readmitted to the home un-
der the original order of admission at any time within one
year after the date of such discharge, but thereafter he shall
only be readmitted upon a new adjudication and a new order
for admission. If the patient has been discharged by order
of any court he shall not again be admitted to the home ex-
cept upon a new adjudication and order for admission.

Approved March 26, 1913.

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[No. 30.]

AN ACT to amend section two of act number one hundred

eighty-eight of the Public Acts of eighteen hundred ninetynine, entitled "An act to provide for the taxation of inheritances, transfers of property by will, transfers of property by the intestate laws of this State, or transfers of property by deed, grant, bargain, sale or gift, made in contemplation of the death of the grantor, vendor or donor, or intended to take effect in possession or enjoyment at or after such death," as amended by act number one hundred ninety-five of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred three.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Section

Section 1. Section two of act number one hundred eighty. amended.

eight of the Public Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-nine, entitled "An act to provide for the taxation of inheritances, transfers of property by will, transfers of property by the intestate laws of this State, or transfers of property by deed, grant, bargain, sale or gift, made in contemplation of the death of the grantor, vendor or donor, or intended to take effect in possession or enjoyment at or after such death," as amended by act number one hundred ninety-five of the Public Acts of

nineteen hundred three, is hereby amended to read as follows: Certain trans- Sec. 2. When the property or any beneficial interest therefers exempt.

in passes by any such transfer to or for the use of one or more of the following named persons: Grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, husband, wife, child, brother, sister, wife or widow of a son, or the husband of a daughter, or to or for the use of any child or children adopted as such in conformity with the laws of this State or any other state or country, of the decedent, grantor, donor or vendor, or to or for the use of any persons to whom any such decedent, grantor, donor or vendor, for not less than ten years prior to such transfer stood in the mutually acknowledged relation of a parent, or to or for the use of any lineal descendant of such decedent, grantor, donor or vendor, such transfer of property shall not be taxable under this act, unless it is personal property of the clear market value of two thousand dollars or over, and when the transfer is to wife, such transfer of property shall not be taxable, unless it is personal property of the clear market value of five thousand dollars or over, in which case the entire transfer shall be taxed under this act at the rate of one per cent upon the clear market value thereof. The exemptions of sections one and two of this act shall apply and be granted to each beneficiary's interest therein, and not to the entire estate of a decedent.

Approved March 27, 1913.

[No. 31.]

AN ACT to amend section twelve of chapter one of act num

ber two hundred eighty-three of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred nine, entitled “An act to revise, consolidate and add to the laws relating to the establishment, opening, improvement, maintenance and use of the public highways and private roads, the condemnation of property and gravel therefor; the building, repairing and preservation of bridges, setting and protecting shade trees, drainage, cutting weeds and brush within this State, and providing for the election and defining the powers, duties and compensa. tion of State, county, township and district highway officials."

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The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Section twelve of chapter one of act number Section two hundred eighty-three of the Public Acts of nineteen hun

amended. dred nine, entitled “An act to revise, consolidate and add to the laws relating to the establishment, opening, improvement, maintenance and use of the public highways and private roads, the condemnation of property and gravel therefor; the building, repairing and preservation of bridges, setting and protecting shade trees, cutting weeds and brush within this State, and providing for the election and defining the powers, duties and compensation of State, county, township and district highway officials,” is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 12. Whenever a line road shall have been laid out Line roads, and established pursuant to the two last preceding sections, etc., allotment the officers or authority having jurisdiction in the premises óf. shall forthwith jointly determine as to the time when the same shall be opened and improved, and shall at the same time determine and allot what portion shall be opened, improved and maintained by either of such townships or municipalities; and such township or municipality shall have all Damages, the rights and be subject to all the liabilities, in relation to apportionment the part of such road so allotted, as if the same was located wholly in such township or municipality, and the damages which may be assessed in any case, together with the costs and expense of the proceedings, shall be apportioned by the joint action of such authorities to and paid by the townships or municipal corporations on the line between which said line road may be located, in proportion to the benefit to be derived therefrom by such townships or municipal corporations: Provided, That should any part of such line road either Proviso, now established or hereafter to be established, become at any etc.

abandonment, time abandoned, or should the division of such line road between such townships or municipalities, for opening, improve. ment and maintenance become at any time unjust and inequit. able for any cause, then on the written application of seven or

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more freeholders of either township or municipality, ad dressed to the commissioner of either township or municipality, the commissioner to whom such application is made, shall within five days after receipt thereof, notify the commissioner

of the adjoining interested township or municipality, and Hearing, the two shall forthwith jointly appoint a time and place of notice, etc.

hearing which shall not be less than ten nor more than twenty days after receipt of the application. Notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be posted in three public places in each township or municipality affected, or published at least one time in a newspaper printed and circulated in the township or municipality affected, at least five days before the date of such hearing, and no other notice of same shall be required. Such hearing may be adjourned from time to time, but no longer than twenty days. At such hearing said commissioners shall jointly determine whether the former division of such line road is just and equitable, and if not shall determine and allot what portion of same shall there. after be improved and maintained by either of such townships

or municipalities, which allotment shall take effect immediDisagreement. ately thereafter. Should such commissioners be unable to

agree, then they shall adjourn such hearing, and on the adjourned day associate with themselves, the commissioner of some other township of the county or counties traversed by such road, and the three shall sit together and determine such

questions by majority vote: Provided further, That whenever proviso, when Highway com- a line road shall have been laid out and established pursuant cissiquer. may to the previous sections, and the officers refuse or neglect to construct

construct or maintain their designated portion thereof in a manner reasonably safe and fit for public travel, then the State Highway Commissioner shall upon petition of seven freeholders of either township, inspect the merits of the petition, and if said State Highway Commissioner decides with the petitioners, he shall direct the officers of said township to which the road belongs to so construct and maintain such road, and in default thereof he shall be authorized to direct the supervisor of said township to spread the amount necessary to properly construct and maintain said road upon the assessment roll, and said State Highway Commissioner is then authorized to construct, or order the township commissioner to construct, the said road.

Approved March 28, 1913.

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