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lations prescribed by law for the issuance of sewer bonds. The
May require certain sureties on liquor bonds.
AN ACT relative to sureties on the bonds of dealers in intoxicating, malt, brewed or fermented liquors, in Charlevoix county.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
SECTION 1. The common councils and the village boards of trustees of the several cities and villages in Charlevoix county are hereby empowered to require that the sureties on all bonds required for the sale of liquors, by the terms of the liquor laws of this State, shall be executed by some surety or guarantee company which is duly authorized to act as surety or guarantor under the insurance laws of this State: Provided, That the provisions of this act shall apply only to cities and villages having a population in excess of fifteen hundred.
SEC. 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Poor physician, when
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AN ACT to provide for a county poor physician for the county of Saginaw, fix his compensation, prescribe his duties, and regulate the liability of the county for the care of indigent persons affected with contagious diseases.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
SECTION 1. There shall be elected at the general election to be held in November, nineteen hundred four, and biennially thereafter, a county poor physician for the county of Saginaw, who shall hold office for the period of two years from the first day of January, nineteen hundred five, and until his successor
is elected and qualified: Provided, That it is hereby made the Proviso as to duty of the judge of probate, the county treasurer and county clerk for the county of Saginaw, within twenty days after this act shall take effect, to appoint a county poor physician, who shall possess the qualifications as hereinafter set forth, and to fill by appointment any vacancy that may occur in said office by reason of death, resignation, or removal from office, or from the county of Saginaw; said physician shall be a graduate in good standing of any medical institute or college granting diplomas to graduates, and who shall have been in the active practice of his profession for a period of not less than five years prior to his nomination for or appointment to the office of county poor physician for said county.
SEC. 2. Said county poor physician shall take and sub- To take oath scribe the constitutional oath of office within ten days after bonds. his election or appointment, and at the same time he shall execute and deliver to the county clerk of said county a bond in the penal sum of two thousand dollars, with two sufficient sureties, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties as such county poor physician. Said county poor physician Salary. shall receive a salary of twelve hundred dollars per annum, payable monthly out of the general fund of the county and his actual and necessary traveling expenses while engaged in the duties of his office, for said county, together with stationery and postage, the bills therefor, properly certified to and with vouchers attached, shall be presented to the board of supervisors, and by them audited and allowed in the same manner as other bills against the county.
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SEC. 3. Said county poor physician shall have a general Cases, to have supervision over all cases of contagious diseases where the person or persons so afflicted shall become a county charge, as hereinafter set forth, to wit: All cases of smallpox, diphtheria, scarlet fever, typhoid fever and measles, where the person so afflicted shall be quarantined by the attending physician, or any local board of health; but, before the county shall be- When poor come primarily liable for the care and maintenance of any amdavit. such person or persons, they shall, by themselves, their father. mother, guardian or other person legally liable for their support, make and subscribe an affidavit setting forth that he or they are not the owner or owners of property in excess of the cash value of one thousand dollars, and that they have no other means of support than that of their daily labor; all such affidavits shall be immediately forwarded to the office of the county poor physician.
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SEC. 4. On receipt of any affidavit as provided for in section When may three of this act, said county poor physician shall immediately physician. proceed to supervise the care and maintenance of such poor person or persons, by contracting with any reputable physician. in the county for medical attendance, which shall include medicines for the patient, in reasonable amounts, and shall provide a nurse, or nurses, if deemed necessary, and contract with the lowest responsible bidder for the necessary clothing, provi
When county liable.
sions and fuel for the proper care of any such patient: Provided, That if any such poor person shall be held in any pest house in said county, together with other persons affected with smallpox, the county of Saginaw shall only be liable for its pro rata share of any expense incurred in caring for said smallpox patients.
SEC. 5. The county of Saginaw shall not be liable for medical care and maintenance for indigent persons afflicted with contagious diseases, in any other manner than as set forth in section four of this act, nor shall the action of any township. city or village board of health bind the county therefor, but all bills for medical care, medicines furnished, nurse or nurses, clothing, provisions or fuel, shall be endorsed by said county poor physician, but said endorsement shall not be final as to Who to audit the amounts claimed; said bills when so endorsed and sworn to by the claimants shall be presented to the board of supervisors for the county of Saginaw, and by them audited and allowed, as they may deem just and right as between the claimant and the county.
Penalty for making false affidavit.
Penalty for collusion.
When prosecuting attorney may investigate.
SEC. 6. Any person or persons who shall make a false affidavit for the purpose of obtaining relief as contemplated under the provisions of section three of this act, and any person who shall induce by threat or persecution any person or persons to make a false affidavit for the purpose of obtaining relief under the provisions of section three of this act, shall each be deemed equally guilty of the crime of perjury, and on conviction thereof shall be punished as provided by the general statutes of the State for the crime of perjury.
SEC. 7. Any county poor physician who shall enter into collusion with any person or persons for the purpose of defrauding the county of Saginaw, either by certifying to the bills of claimants under the provisions of this act, or by making contracts for services. provisions, clothing and fuel, where he shall receive a commission for so doing, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail not less than sixty days nor more than one year, or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.
SEC. 8. Whenever it appears that the county of Saginaw has been defrauded by reason of any illegal contracts made and entered into by the county poor physician, the prosecuting attorney of said county shall immediately cause an investigation to be made, and if it appears that frauds have been committed, he shall at once enter suit against the county poor physician and his bondsmen for the recovery of said amounts.
SEC. 9. All acts or parts of acts in any way inconsistent with or repugnant to the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to amend section seven of chapter three, section thirteen of chapter four, section one of chapter eleven, sections thirty-seven and thirty-nine of chapter twelve, section one of chapter thirteen and section fifteen of chapter fourteen of an act, entitled "An act to amend and revise the charter of the city of Marquette, Marquette county," approved March twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred ninety-one and acts amendatory thereof; and to repeal all acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
SECTION 1. Section seven of chapter three, section thirteen Sections of chapter four, section one of chapter eleven, sections thirtyseven and thirty-nine of chapter twelve, section one of chapter thirteen and section fifteen of chapter fourteen of an act, entitled "An act to amend and revise the charter of the city of Marquette, Marquette county," approved March twentyseventh, eighteen hundred ninety-one, and acts amendatory thereof are hereby amended to read as follows:
SEC. 7. The boards of registration of said city prior to the Registration publication of notice of registration before each election, and at their other sessions, shall cancel, or mark to indicate removal, the names of all persons appearing upon the register of electors of their respective wards who have died or removed from the ward; and may reinstate or reregister any names erroneously so canceled or marked. Any such board shall upon application issue to any person a certificate that the name of any person which had been entered in the register of electors of the ward has been canceled or marked thereon to indicate the removal of such person from such ward. No person whose name is or has been within two years upon the register of electors of any ward shall be entitled to have his name entered in the register of electors of any other ward, except upon production of such a certificate as is above provided for.
pointed by mayor.
SEC. 13. The following officers shall be appointed by the Omeers apmayor and confirmed by the common council on or before the first Monday in May in each year, viz.: One controller who shall be assessor of the city; one marshal; one street commissioner; one city attorney; one health officer, who shall be a registered physician, and who shall be the city physician; one harbor master; one president of the council, who is an alderman and who shall preside at all meetings of the council which
Council may provide for certain.
he. attends in the absence of the mayor. The mayor shall also appoint, subject to the approval of the common council, such other officers as the common council shall determine to be necessary to carry into effect the powers herein granted; and the common council may provide by ordinance for the appointment by the mayor, for such term as may be provided in the ordinance, of a city engineer and of such other city officers, whose election or appointment is not otherwise specifically provided for in this act, as they may deem necessary for the execution of the powers granted by this act, and may remove the same at pleasure. The powers and duties of such officers shall be prescribed by ordinance.
Powers of justices.
SECTION 1. The justices of the peace in said city hereinbefore mentioned, shall be deemed justices of the peace in the county of Marquette, and shall have all the powers and jurisdiction given by the general laws of this State, in relation to civil and criminal cases before justices of the peace, in townships, and appeals from their judgments and convictions may be made to the circuit court for the county of Marquette, in the same manner as appeals from justices' judgments and convictions in townships are made: Provided, That all actions within the jurisdiction of justices of the peace may be com menced and prosecuted in said justices' courts when the plaintiff or defendant, or one of the plaintiffs or defendants, resides at any place in the county of Marquette.
Levy and collection of special assessments.
SEC. 37. After any special assessment heretofore or hereafter made has become payable, the common council may at any time direct that any or all of the assessments unpaid thereon, and the costs, charges. penalties and interest thereon, shall be collected on the general tax roll. The controller shall levy the amount of such assessment and accrued costs, charges, penalties and interest to be computed by him, upon the respective lots and premises against which such assessments were originally made and against the persons chargeable therewith, if practicable, as a tax on any tax roll on which any city, county or State taxes are thereafter to be levied; and entry of the fact of such levy and designation of the roll on which the same is levied shall be made on the special assessment roll on which such How entered assessment was made. Such levy shall be entered in a column or columns for special assessments, and in case any such assessment cannot be properly or conveniently spread on such tax roll in a column or columns opposite any description of land as listed on such roll, the description of the premises against which such assessment was made, and such assessment against the same, may be entered in any convenient place in