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Place of prostitution a nuisance.

§ 2. Every building or place used for the purpose of lewdness, assignation or prostitution and every building or place wherein or upon which acts of lewdness, assignation or prostitution are held or occur, is a nuisance which shall be enjoined, abated and prevented as hereinafter provided, whether the same be a public or private nuisance. Action to abate.

§ 3. Whenever there is reason to believe that such nuisance is kept, maintained or exists in any county or city and county, the district attorney of said county or city and county, in the name of the people of the State of California, must, or any citizen of the state, resident within said county or city and county, in his own name may, maintain an action in equity to abate and prevent such nuisance and to perpetually enjoin the person or persons conducting or maintaining the same, and the owner, lessee or agent of the building, or place, in or upon which such nuisance exists, from directly or indirectly maintaining or permitting such nuisance. Temporary writ.

§ 4. The complaint in such action must be verified unless filed by the district attorney. Whenever the existence of such nuisance is shown in such action to the satisfaction of the court or judge thereof, either by verified complaint or affidavit, the court or judge shall allow a temporary writ of injunction to abate and prevent the continuance or recurrence of such nuisance. Action to have precedence. Failure to prosecute.

§ 5. The action when brought shall have precedence over all other actions, excepting criminal proceedings, election contests and hearings on injunctions, and in such action evidence of the general reputation of the place shall be admissible for the purpose of proving the existence of said nuisance. If the complaint is filed by a citizen, it shall not be dismissed by the plaintiff or for want of prosecution except upon a sworn statement made by the complainant and his attorney, setting forth the reasons why the action should be dismissed, and the dismissal ordered by the court. In case of failure to prosecute any such action with reasonable diligence, or at the request of the plaintiff, the court, in its discretion, may substitute any such citizen consenting thereto for such plaintiff. If the action is brought by a citizen and the court finds there was no reasonable ground or cause for said action, the costs shall be taxed against such citizen. Violation of injunction.

§ 6. Any violation or disobedience of either any injunction or order expressly provided for by this act shall be punished as a contempt of court by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one month nor more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Order of abatement.

$ 7. If the existence of the nuisance be established in an action as provided herein, an order of abatement shall be entered as a part of the judgment in the case, which order shall direct the removal from the building or place of all fixtures, musical instruments and movable property used in conducting, maintaining, aiding or abetting the nuisance, and shall direct the sale thereof in the manner provided for the sale of chattels under execution, and the effectual closing of the building or place against its use for any purpose, and so keeping it closed for a period of one year, unless sooner released, as hereinafter provided. While such order remains in effect as to closing, such building or place shall be and remain in the custody of the court. For removing and selling the movable property, the officer shall be entitled to charge and receive the same fees as he would for levying upon and selling like property on execution, and for closing the premises and keeping them closed, a reasonable sum shall be allowed by the court. Proceeds of sale. Building may be sold.

$ 8. The proceeds of the sale of the property, as provided in the preceding section, shall be applied as follows:

1st. To the fees and costs of such removal and sale;

2d. To the allowances and costs of so closing and keeping closed such building or place;

3d. To the payment of plaintiff's costs in such action; 4th. The balance, if any, shall be paid to the owner of the property

If the proceeds of such sale do not fully discharge all such costs, fees and allowances, the said building and place shall then also be sold under execution issued upon the order of the court or judge and the proceeds of such sale applied in like manner. Owner, not guilty of contempt, may pay costs.

§ 9. If the owner of the building or place has not been guilty of any contempt of court in the proceedings, and appears and pays all costs, fees and allowances which are a lien on the building or place and files a bond in the full value of the property, to be ascertained by the court, with sureties, to be approved by the court or judge, conditioned that he will immediately abate any such nuisance that may exist at such building or place and prevent the same from being established or kept thereat within a period of one year thereafter, the court, or judge thereof, may, if satisfied of his good faith, order the premises, closed under the order of abatement, to be delivered to said owner, and said order of abatement canceled so far as the same may relate to said property. The release of the property under the provisions of this section shall not release it from any judgment, lien, penalty or liability to which it may be subject by law.

so sold.

Fine a lien on building. § 10.

Whenever the owner of a building or place upon which the act or acts constituting the contempt shall have been committed, or of any interest therein has been guilty of a contempt of court and fined therefor in any proceedings under this act, such fine shall be a lien upon such building and place to the extent of the interest of such person therein enforceable and collectible by execution issued by the order of the court. Laws repealed.

§ 11. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed; provided, that nothing herein shall be construed as repealing any law for the suppression of lewdness, assignation or prostitution.

UNLAWFUL SALE OF LIQUORS. An act declaring all buildings and places nuisances, wherein or upon which

any spirituous, vinous, malt or other alcoholic liquor is unlawfully sold, served or given away, or which are used for the purpose of unlawfully selling, serving or giving away such liquors; and providing for the abatement of such nuisances.

[Approved April 28, 1915; Statutes 1915, p. 236.] Unlawful sale of liquors, nuisance.

§ 1. Every building or place used for the purpose of unlawfully selling, serving or giving away any spirituous, vinous, malt or other alcoholic liquor, and every building or place wherein or upon which such liquors are unlawfully sold, served or given away, is a nuisance which shall be enjoined, abated and prevented as hereinafter provided, whether the same be a public or private nuisance. District attorney or citizen may bring suit to abate.

§ 2. Whenever there is reason to believe tha such nuisance is kept, maintained or exists in any county or city and county, the district attorney of said county or city and county, in the name of the people of the State of California, must, or any citizen of the state resident within said county or city and county, in his own name may, maintain an action in equity to abate and prevent such nuisance and to perpetually enjoin the person or persons conducting or maintaining the same, and the owner, lessee or agent of the building, or place, in or upon which such nuisance exists, from directly or indirectly maintaining or permitting such nuisance. Abatement procedure. Injunction.

§ 3. The complaint in such action must be verified unless filed by the district attorney. Whenever the existence of such nuisance is shown in such action to the satisfaction of the court or judge thereof, either by verified complaint or affidavit, and the court or judge is satisfied that the

owner of the property has received written notice of the existence of such nuisance, signed by the complainant or the said district attorney at least two weeks prior to the filing of the complaint, the court or judge shall allow a temporary writ of injunction to abate and prevent the continuance or recurrence of such nuisance. On granting such writ the court or judge must require, except when it is granted on application of the people of the state, written undertaking on the part of the applicant, with sufficient securities, to the effect that he will pay to the party enjoined such damages, not exceeding an amount to be specified, as such party may sustain by reason of the injunction, if the court finally decides that the applicant was not entitled thereto. Procedure of actions. Costs.

§ 4. The action when brought shall have precedence over all other actions, excepting criminal proceedings, election contests and hearings on injunctions. If the complaint is filed by a citizen, it shall not be dismissed by the plaintiff or for want of prosecution except upon a sworn statement made by the complainant and his attorney, setting forth the reasons why the action should be dismissed, and the dismissal ordered by the court. In case of failure to prosecute any such action with reasonable diligence, or at the request of the plaintiff, the court, in its discretion, may substitute any such citizen consenting thereto for such plaintiff. If the action is brought by a citizen and the court finds there was no reasonable ground or cause for said action, the costs shall be taxed against such citizen.

Plaintiff's costs, lien.

§ 5. If the existence of the nuisance be established in an action as provided herein, an order of abatement shall be entered as part of the judgment in the case, and plaintiff's costs in such action shall be a lien upon such building and place, enforceable and collectible by execution issued by order of the court. Violation of injunction, contempt.

$ 6. Any violation or disobedience of any injunction or order expressly provided for by this act shall be punished as a contempt of court by fine of not less than two hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one month nor more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisnment. Fine, lien on building.

§ 7. Whenever the owner of a building or place upon which the act or acts constituting the contempt shall have been committed, or the owner of any interest therein, has been guilty of a contempt of court, and fined therefor in any proceedings under this act, such fine shall be a lien upon uch building and place to the extent of the erest of such person

therein, enforceable and collectible by execution issued by order of the court.

"Person" defined.

$ 8. The term “person," as used in this act, shall be held to mean and include individuals, corporations, associations, partnerships, trustees, lessees, agents and assignees.

NURSING.

An act to promote the better education of nurses and the better care of

the sick in the State of California, to provide for and regulate the examination and registration of graduate nurses, and to provide for the issuance of certificates of registration as registered nurses to qualified applicants by the state board of health, and to repeal an act approved March 20, 1905, entitled, An act to promote the better education of the practice of nursing the sick in the State of California, to provide for the issuance of certificates of registration as a registered nurse, to qualified applicants of the board of regents of the University of California,

and to provide penalties for violation thereof." [Approved June 12, 1913; amended 1915, 1917; Statutes 1913, p. 613; 1915,

pp. 21, 603; 1917, p. 44.] Registration of graduate nurses. Director's duties. Annual report.

§ 1. Within thirty days after this act takes effect the state board of health shall establish and maintain a department of examination and registration of graduate nurses, as hereinafter provided. The state board of health shall appoint a director, whose salary shall be fixed by the board, and said director shall have been graduated from an accredited training school for nurses as defined in this act, and shall be duly registered under the provisions of this act. Said director shall visit and inspect all training schools in this state, subject to the provisions of this act, at such times as may be required by the secretary of the board and shall perform all duties required by this act and such other duties as may be required by the state board of health in order to carry out the objects and provisions of this act. Lists of accredited training schools for nurses and a register of the names of all nurses duly registered under this act shall be prepared and kept by the department. An annual report shall be prepared and filed before January first of each year. (Amended, Statutes 1915, p. 603.] Examinations. Fee.

§ 2. Examinations as provided for in this act shall be held at least every six months at such times and places as the board shall direct and according to the rules and regulations of said board. Public notice of such examination shall be given by publishing the same at least two weeks prior to the date of each examination in two or more papers of general circulation, and one nursing journal, to be selected by said board; all

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