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Limit of number.

Inspection.

Revocation of license.

Reporting births.

the premises than is authorized by the license and no women or infants shall be kept in a building or place not designated in the license. A record of license issued shall be kept by the state board of health, which shall forthwith give notice to the board of health of the city, village or township in which the licensee resides of the granting of such license and of the terms thereof. The state board of health and the board of health of cities, villages or townships shall annually, and may, at any time visit and inspect or designate a person to visit and inspect premises so licensed.

SECTION 3. The state board of health may revoke such license in its discretion where any provision of this act is violated, or in any case where in the opinion of the state board of health such maternity boarding house or lying-in hospital is being maintained without regard to the health, comfort or morality of the inmates thereof, or without due regard to sanitation and hygiene. The state board of health shall note such revocation upon the face of the record thereof and shall give written notice of such revocation to the licensee by delivering the notice to him in person or by leaving it on the licensed premises, and shall forthwith notify the board of health of such city, village or township in which such maternity boarding house or lying-in hospital is situated.

SECTION 4. Every birth which takes place in such maternity boarding house or lying-in hospital shall be attended hy a legally qualified physician who shall forthwith report the fact of such birth to the board of health of the city, village or township in which such maternity boarding house or lying-in hospital is located. SECTION 5.

Every person holding such license shall keep a record in a form to be prescribed by the state board of health wherein he shall enter the name and address of the physician who attended at any birth which may take place in such house or hospital, or any infant who may be sick, and the name, age and sex of all children born on the premises or brought thereto, and also the name and age of every child who is given out, adopted, or taken away to or by any person, together with the name and residence of the person so adopting or taking away such children; and within twenty-four hours after such child is given out or taken away, shall cause a correct copy of the record relating thereto to be sent to the board of health of the city, village or township wherein such house or hospital is located.

SECTION 6. Every person licensed as aforesaid, shall immediately after the death of any inmate of such boarding house or lying-in hospital, whether a woman or an infant born therein or brought thereto, cause notice thereof to be given to the board of health of the city, village or township in which such house or hospital is located, and such board of health shall immediately call the coroner of the county in which said person died to hold an inquest on

Adopting children.

Coroner's inquest.

under two years of age.

the body of such person, unless a certificate under the land of a legally qualified physician is produced to said board of health by the licensee that such physician had personally attended and examined the person so dying, and also specifying the cause of death, and said board of health is satisfied that there is no ground for holding an inquest.

SECTION 7. Every licensee shall be entitled to receive gratuitously from the state board of health a book of forms for the registration and record of persons received into such home or hospital. The book shall contain a printed copy of this act.

SECTION 8. It shall be lawful for the officers and authorized agents of the state board of health and the boards of health of the cities, villages or townships in which such licensed premises are located to inspect such house or hospital at any time and examine every part thereof, and to call for and examine the records which are required to be Inspection. kept by the provisions of this act, and to inquire into all inatters concerning such house or hospital and the inmates thereof, and it shall be the duty of the licensee to give all reasonable information to such persons making the inspection, and to afford them every reasonable facility for viewing and inspecting the premises and seeing the inmates thereof.

SECTION 9. No child under two years of age, whether Children inmate of such house or hospital, or born therein or brought thereto, or otherwise, shall be given out for adoption, except by and with the consent of a charitable organization, society or institution having the care of children under its control duly incorporated under the laws of the state of Ohio, or juvenile court.

SECTION 10. No parent or guardian shall give to any person an infant under two years of

age
for the purpose

of placing it for hire, gain or reward under the permanent care and control of another person; and no person, for hire, Placing child gain or reward, shall receive such infant for the purpose or reward of placing it under the permanent care and control of another. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any charitable organization, society or institution, incorporated under the laws of the state of Ohio, or any of the officers or agents thereof.

SECTION I. No officer or authorized agent of the state board of health or the boards of health of the cities, villages or townships where such licensed homes or hospitals are located, or any keeper of such house or hospital, shall divulge or disclose the contents of the records, or any Secrecy of of the particulars entered therein, except upon inquiry be- records. fore a court of law, or at a coroner's inquest or before some other competent tribunal, or, in the case of such officer or authorized agent or keeper of such house or hospital for the information of the state board of health or the board of health of the city, village or township in which said house or hospital is located.

Offering inducements.

Licenge.

Relationship.

SECTION 12.

It shall be unlawful for any person licensed as herein provided, to advertise that he will adopt children, or to hold out inducements to parents to part with their offspring; and when such children are transferred by their parents, or are given out for adoption to other persons, such transfer shall be with the knowledge and consent of a charitable organization, society or institution, duly incorporated under the laws of the state of Ohio, or juvenile court.

SECTION 13. No person shall maintain a maternity boarding house or lying-in hospital, as defined in section i of this act, unless licensed thereto by the state board of health.

SECTION 14. In any prosecution under the provisions of this act, a defendant who relies for defense upon the relationship of any of said women or infants to himself, shall have the burden of proof thereof.

SECTION 15. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred ($300) dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate.
Passed February 17, 1908.
Approved February 18, 1908.

ANDREW L. HARRIS,

Governor. 7G

Fine.

[Amended House Bill No. 778.]

AN ACT

To amend section 2926v of the Revised Statutes of Ohio relating

to registration for special elections.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION I. That section 29260 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio relating to registration for special elections be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 29260. The preceding provisions shall extend to any special election authorized by law to be held in any registration city, as follows:

1. There shall be no general registration as provided in section 2926h and 2926i, but on Friday and Saturday in the second week before any such election, the registrars for each precinct shall obtain the last registers made by them

Obtain last registers.

meeting.

from one

twenty days.

from the board of deputy state supervisors, and attend at the place in such precinct appointed for the registration Place of of electors between the hours herein directed for the purpose, and receive applications for registration by such qualified electors residing therein as are not already registered, Electors not

already and if qualified shall enter the same in the registers, sub- registered. ject to the same rules and conditions as herein prescribed as to general registration, and they shall deliver certificates

Certificates of cancellation to any registered elector who is not the head of cancellation. of a family, and who may apply to them to cancel his registration on account of his removal from the precinct in which he was registered to another precinct, and they shall Removal receive such certificate from any elector presenting the same

precinct to and allow him to register, if he be otherwise qualified, in another. the precinct to which he has removed; provided that on the day of election he will be an actual resident in such ward for twenty days immediately preceding sucht election; and Residence of they shall receive affidavits of sick and disabled electors, as required in section 2926i, and on such days and at their meeting on the evening preceding such election, which shall be held between the hours of five and seven o'clock in the afternoon, they shall also perform the same duties prescribed in section 2926m. The board of deputy state supervisors may, during the week previous to such election, issue orders for registration, which orders, if presented at the meeting Orders for for organization, held the evening before such election, shall registration. be received by the registrars and be disposed of as required in section 2926ın. And any additions or changes then entered by them in their registers, shall also be made in the duplicate list of voters, which, aiter being carefully compared with the registers and with each other shall be produced by them, together with the registers of such precincts at the opening of the polls on the day of election, and then be used, applied and disposed of by the judges judges. in all respects as directed in section 29260.

2. At seven o'clock in the evening preceding any such election the registrars for each and every precinct, and the other two judges of election shall meet at the polling place therein appointed for such election, and shall then and there organize as a board of judges and perform the other duties prescribed in section 29261 and in the manner therein directed.

3. The poll-book required by section 2926r to be delivered by the judges of election to the clerk of the court of common pleas, shall be addressed and delivered by them to the auditor of such city.

4. The board of canvassers of elections in each such city shall be composed of the board of deputy state supervisors and the city auditor of such city. Within four days Board of after such election in such city, the said “board of canvassers” shall meet at the office of the board of deputy state supervisors at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at the call of the chief deputy state supervisor, and organize by elect

Board of

canvassers.

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New ward.

Error in certified lists.

ing a chairman and secretary; the returns received by the city auditor shall then be produced by him and opened and canvassed by the board of canvassers as prescribed in seclion 2926r and by law.

5. Whenever a new ward has been created, or the boundaries of any ward or the precincts have been changed after the general registration, and before any special election following, it shall be the duty of the board of deputy state supervisors to appoint election officers, rearrange the voting precincts, provide for registration of electors not already registered, make new registers, and certify the registration of registered electors whose voting precinct has been changed and make all necessary arrangements and regulations for holding elections in such new or altered wards and precincts; provided, that the right of any registered elector to vote shall not be prejudiced by any error in making out the certified lists of registered voters.

6. If the board of deputy state supervisors of elections, or boards of deputy state supervisors and inspectors of election as the case may be, is of the opinion that it is unnecessary to require the registrars of each precinct to attend in each precinct for the registration of voters for a special election, such board may make such other reasonable provisions for transfers and the registration of voters at such election, as it deems proper.

SECTION 2. That said original section 2926v of the Revised Statutes be and the same is hereby repealed.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate.
Passed February 19, 1908.
Approved February 19, 1908.

ANDREW L. HARRIS,

Governor. 8G

Otner reasonable provisions.

[House Bill No. 1200.]

AN ACT

To make sundry appropriations.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That there be, and is hereby, appropriated from any moneys in the state treasury to the credit of the general revenue fund, and not otherwise appropriated, the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for salaries and mileage of members, per diem of clerks, sergeants-at-arms and other officers and employees of the general assembly;

General
Assembly,

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