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Penalty. Disposition of fines.

§ 4. Any employer who shall permit or require any female to work in any of the places mentioned in section one more than the number of hours provided for in this act during any day of twenty-four hours, or who shall fail, neglect, or refuse to so arrange the work of females in his employ so that they shall not work more than the number of hours provided for in this act during any day of twenty-four hours, or who shall fail, neglect, or refuse to provide suitable seats as provided in section two of this act, or who shall permit or suffer any overseer, superintendent, foreman, or other agent of any such employer to violate any of the provisions of this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished for a first offense, by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than fifty dollars; for a second offense, by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than two hundred and fifty dollars; or by imprisonment for not more than sixty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. All fines imposed and collected under the provisions of this act shall be paid into the state treasury and credited to the contingent fund of the bureau of labor statistics. (Amended, Statutes 1913, p. 714.]

REGULATING EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES. [Sections from act regulating private employment agencies, approved

June 3, 1913; amended 1915; Statutes 1913, p. 515; 1915, p. 929.1 Sending woman or minor to immoral place prohibited.

$ 14. No licensed person conducting an employment agency shall send or cause to be sent, any woman or minor under the age of twenty-one years, as an employee to any house of ill fame or to any house or place of amusement for immoral purposes, or to places resorted to for the purpose of prostitution, or gambling houses, the character of which such licensed person could have ascertained upon reasonably inquiry. No licensed person shall send any minor under the age of eighteen years to any saloon or place where intoxicating liquors are sold to be consumed on the premises. No licensed person shall knowingly permit any person of bad character, prostitutes, gamblers, intoxicated persons or procurers to frequent such agencies. No licensed person shall accept any application for employment made by or on behalf of any child, or shall place or assist in placing any such child in any employment whatever in violation of the child labor law. * * [Amended, Statutes 1915, p. 931.]

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Penalty.

$ 18. Any person, firm, corporation or their agents or representatives violating or omitting to comply with 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 less than fifty dollars or more than two hundred and fifty dollars or by imprisonment for a period of not more than sixty days or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Enforcement.

$ 19. The commissioner of labor, his deputies and agents shall have the power and authority of sheriffs and other peace officers to make arrests for violations of the provisions of this act and to serve any process or notice throughout the state.

CIVIC CENTERS IN SCHOOLS. An act providing for the free use of all public schoolhouses and property

and to establish a civic center at each and every public schoolhouse in the State of California, and to provide for the maintenance, conduct and management of the same.

[Approved June 6, 1913; Statutes 1913, p. 853.] Public schoolhouse created civic center.

§ 1. There is hereby established a civic center at each and every public schoolhouse within the State of California, where the citizens of the respective public school districts within the said State of California may engage in supervised recreational activities, and where they may meet and discuss, from time to time, as they may desire, any and all subjects and questions which in their judgment, may appertain to the educational, political, economic, artistic and moral interests of the citizens of the respective communities in which they may reside; provided, that such use of said public schoolhouse and grounds for said meetings shall in no wise interfere with such use and occupancy of said public schoolhouse and grounds as is now, or hereafter may be required for the purposes of said public schools of the State of California. Lighting, heating, janitor service, etc.

$ 2. Lighting, heating, janitor service and the services of a special supervising officer when needed, in connection with such use of public school buildings and grounds as set forth in section one of this act, shall be provided for out of the county or special school funds of the respective school districts in the same manner and by the same authority as such similar services are now provided for. Such use of the said schoolhouses, property and grounds shall be granted free; provided, that in case of entertainments where an admission fee is charged, a charge may be made for the use of said schoolhouses, property and grounds. Control of civic center.

$ 3. The management, direction and control of said civic center shall be vested in the board of trustees or board of education of the school district. Said board of trustees or board of education shall make all needful rules and regulations for conducting said civic center meetings and for such recreational activities as are provided for in section one of this act; and said board of trustees or board of education may appoint a special supervising officer who shall have charge of the grounds, preserve order, protect the school property and do all things necessary in the capacity of a peace officer to carry out the provisions and the intents and purposes of this act.

INTOXICATING LIQUORS AT SCHOOLS. in act prohibiting the sale, gift or delivery of intoxicating liquor at public schoolhouses and prescribing penalties for the violation of any provision hereof.

[Approved April 1, 1915; Statutes 1915, p. 20.1 Sale of liquors at public schools prohibited.

§ 1. Any person, firm, association or corporation that sells, gives or delivers to any person any intoxicating liquor at any public schoolhouse or upon any portion of the grounds thereof, is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars or by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Penalty.

§ 2. Any person, firm, association or corporation convicted of the violation of any provision of this act shall, for a period of one year from and after such conviction, be barred from having or receiving any privilege accorded by that certain act entitled "An act providing for the free use of all public schools and property, and to establish a civic center at each and every public schoolhouse in the State of California, and to provide for the maintenance, conduct and management of the same," approved June 6, 1913.

GUARDIANSHIP OF ORPHANS. An act to provide for the appointment of guardians of children maintained

in any orphans' home or orphan asylum in this state.

[Approved March 23, 1893; Statutes 1893, p. 203.] § 1. When any orphan or half orphan has been maintained in any orphans' asylum or orphans' home in the State of California for more than one year, the managers of said home or asylum shall be entitled to the guardianship of such child in preference to any other person; provided, however, that such managers shall not be appointed guardian of a minor child over fourteen years of age without its consent, nor shall this act preclude the court of competent jurisdiction from inquiring into the fitness of such managers for the guardianship of such children; but in exercising the power of the court to appoint guardians for minors, the managers of the home having the care of such child for more than one year shall, if there be no special reasons to the contrary in any particular case, be preferred in the guardianship of the person of the child to the parent so leaving the child, without good cause therefor being shown, under the care of said home for the said time.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CONTROL OF CHILDREN'S HOME FINDING SOCIETIES. An act providing for the supervision and control by the state board of

charities and corrections of the placing of dependent children into homes and for the supervision of all societies or organizations engaged in such work and known as children's home finding societies.

[Approved April 24, 1911; Statutes 1911, p. 1087.) § 1. It shall hereafter be unlawful for any organization, society or persons to engage in the work of placing dependent children into homes in this state without first obtaining a permit therefor, duly executed in writing, from the state board of charities and corrections.

§ 2. The said state board of charities and corrections may investigate, or cause to be investigated, the books, records, and methods of such organizations, societies, or persons, and the disposition of the children coming into their custody; and it may make such rules and regulations as it may deem best for the government and regulation of such societies or persons, and may require such reports as it may desire.

§ 3. The said state board of charities and corrections is hereby authorized and empowered to withdraw and cancel any permit to engage in the work of placing children into homes for any failure to observe the rules and regulations established for their government, or the failure to report as required, or for any failure on their part to perform their work as required by the best interests of the state, but no permit shall be canceled or withdrawn without due notice and hearing.

§ 4. It is hereby made a misdemeanor for any person or persons, either as individuals or officers of any association or society, to engage in the work of placing children into homes, or the soliciting of funds therefor, in this state without a permit duly executed in writing by the state board of charities and corrections, authorizing said persons or such association or society to engage therein, or to engage in such work after any permit has been canceled.

§ 5. This act shall not be construed as applying to any regularly established orphan home or any officer or official thereof acting for or on behalf of such home receiving aid from the state for the care of orphans, half orphans or abandoned children in any effort such institution or its officers may make to procure the adoption into homes or any officer or official thereof acting for or on behalf of such home of any such children.

$ 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

MINORS NOT TO ATTEND PRIZE FIGHTS. An act to prevent any minor under the age of eighteen years visiting any

prize fight, cock fight, or place where any prize fight or cock fight is advertised or represented to take place and to provide a punishment therefor.

[Approved April 17, 1909; Statutes 1909, p. 983.] $ 1. It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of sixteen years to visit or attend any prize fight, cock fight, or place where any prize fight, cock fight, or place where any prize fight or cock fight is advertised to take place.

$ 2. İt shall be unlawful for the owner, lessee or proprietor or the agent of any owner, lessee or proprietor of any place where any prize fight or cock fight is advertised or represented to take place to admit any minor under the age of eighteen years to such place where any prize fight or cock fight is advertised or represented to take place; or to admit, or to sell or give away to any such minor a ticket or other paper by which said minor might be admitted to such place where such prize fight or cock fight is advertised to take place.

$ 3. Every person violating any of the provisions of the preceding sections is guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding fifty dollars, or be imprisoned in county jail not more than twenty-five days.

INSURANCE OF CHILDREN IN FRATERNAL BENEFIT

SOCIETIES.

An act to provide whole family protection for members of fraternal benefit

societies. [Approved April 20, 1917; Statutes 1917, p. 144.] Payment of benefits on lives of children.

$1. Any fraternal benefit society authorized to do business in this state and operating on the lodge plan, may provide in its constitution and bylaws, in addition to other benefits provided for therein, for the payment of death or annuity benefits upon the lives of children between the ages of two and eighteen years at next birthday, for whose support and maintenance a member of such society is responsible. Any such society may at its option, organize and operate branches for such children and membership in local lodges and initiation therein shall not be required of such children, nor shall they have any voice in the management of the society. The total benefits payable as above provided shall in no case exceed the following amounts at ages at next birthday at time of death, respectively, as follows: two, thirty-four dollars; three, forty dollars; four, fortyeight dollars; five, fifty-eight dollars; six, one hundred forty dollars; seven, one hundred sixty-eight dollars; eight, two hundred dollars; nine,

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