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CHAPTER 30.

An Act to repeal an act approved the twenty-second day

of March, anno domini one thousand nine hundred and five, entitled "An act to authorize cities which have heretofore adopted or which shall hereafter adopt the provisions of an act entitled 'An act relating to, regulating and providing for the government of cities,' approved April third, anno domini one thousand nine hundred and two, to authorize the bridging of their streets under certain circumstances."

Act repealed.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

1. An act approved the twenty-second day of March, anno domini one thousand nine hundred and five, entitled “An act to authorize cities which have heretofore adopted or which shall hereafter adopt the provisions of an act entitled 'An act relating to, regulating and providing for the government of cities,' approved April third, anno domini one thousand nine hundred and two, to authorize the bridging of their streets under certain circumstances,” be and the same is hereby repealed; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall in anywise affect or impair any authority or permission heretofore given by any city in pursuance of the provisions of the act hereby repealed.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved April 5, 1907.

Proviso.

CHAPTER 31.

An Act to amend an act entitled "An act to enable the

board of chosen freeholders of any county in this State to erect, construct and maintain a viaduct between two or more municipalities in such county, connecting streets or roads of such county or municipalities, and to extend roads to connect with such viaduct, and to acquire lands for the same, and to issue bonds for the payment of the cost of the erection, construction and acquisition thereof," approved March twentyeighth, one thousand nine hundred and four.

amended.

Lawful to

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

1. Section two (2) of the act to which this is an Section amendment be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

2. If, in the judgment of such board, it is wise and expedient to erect such viaduct at a point where it does construçt

connecting not connect at one or more ends with a public highway, roads. then it shall and may be lawful for such board to construct and maintain a road or roads from either one or more ends of such viaduct, to connect with a street or streets, road or roads, of such county or municipalities; and such viaduct proper and the road or roads so constructed shall be considered and classed as a viaduct within the meaning of this act; and wherever in this act the word "viaduct" is used it shall be construed, treated and considered as referring to such viaduct proper as well as the road or roads which may be constructed at either one or more ends thereof as aforesaid. If in the construction of such viaduct it becomes neces- Use of street sary to construct the elevated portion thereof through a structures portion of the length of any street or road of any mu

Care of diverted portion.

Section amended.

Freeholders may acquire lands.

nicipality, it shall be lawful for said board to take and use such portion of such street or road for such elevated structure, and divert and continue such street or road to and on either side of such elevated structure, and improve the portion so diverted and continued in the same manner that the said street or road was theretofore improved, and thereafter such portion of such street or road so diverted and continued shall become and be a road of the municipality, and under the care, custody and control thereof.

2. Section four (4) of the act to which this is an amendment be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

4. If it shall become necessary to acquire lands for the building of such viaduct, or for the diversion and continuance of a street or road on either side of the elevated portion of such viaduct, the board of chosen freeholders of such county is authorized to acquire such lands by gift, grant, purchase, or in the manner set out under the act entitled "An act to regulate the ascertainment and payment of compensation for property condemned or taken for public use," approved March twentieth, one thousand nine hundred (Revision of 1900), and the supplements thereto and amendments thereof, and the title to the lands shall be taken in the name of such board.

3. Section five (5) of the act to which this is an amendment be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

5. The total expense of viaducts contracted to be built under this act in any one year shall not exceed one-fourth of one per centum of the ratables of such county, as ascertained for the then current fiscal year; nor shall there be issued for the erection of viaducts under this act in any period of five years bonds in the aggregate to exceed one-fourth of one per centum of the ratables as a foresaid.

4. Section six (6) of the act to which this is an amendment be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

6. If, in the opinion of the board of chosen freeholders of such county, to place the entire cost of such

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viaduct, including the acquisition of lands authorized hereunder and the improvement of any street or road diverted and continued as aforesaid, in the tax levy for any one fiscal year would be too burdensome to the taxpayers of such county, it shall and may be lawful for such board to issue the bonds of such county to defray the expense thereof, which said bonds shall be of the denomination of one thousand dollars each, and be registered or coupon, as such board may determine, and shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four per centum Rate; time. per annum, payable semi-annually, and shall run for a period not exceeding thirty years, and shall be signed by the director and clerk of such board and countersigned by the county collector, and shall be sold at public sale to the highest bidder for not less than par; and said county shall annually thereafter place in the tax levy a sum sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds as they mature, and shall likewise create a sinking fund Sinking

fund. for the payment of said bonds at maturity, and place in the tax levy annually thereafter a sum sufficient, with the accumulations thereof, to pay off and discharge said bonds at maturity; or the board, in its judgment, may from time to time place part of such cost in the tax levy year by year, and raise part only of said cost by the issue of the bonds aforesaid. If the board should at any time, or from time to time, pass a resolution or resolutions to place in the tax levy a certain sum to be used for the purposes authorized and mentioned in this act and the act amended hereby, such moneys shall be available forthwith, and the board may raise such sum by the issue of temporary loan bond or bonds, to run not ex- Temporary ceeding two years, and to bear interest not exceeding the rate of five per centum per annum, in anticipation of the collection of such taxes; and at the time of making up the next tax budget of such county after the passage of such resolution or resolutions said board shall, pursuant to said resolution or resolutions, place How met. therein a sum sufficient to pay off and discharge said temporary loan bond or bonds at maturity, with the interest thereon, as it accrues.

5. This act shall take effect immediately. Approved April 9, 1907.

Section amended.

CHAPTER 32.
An Act to amend an act entitled “An act for the protec-

tion of certain kinds of birds, game and fish, to regu-
late their method of capture, and to provide open and
close seasons for such capture and possession (Re-
vision of 1903)," approved April fourteenth, one
thousand nine hundred and three.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

I. Section ten of the act to which this is an amendment is hereby amended to read as follows:

10. It shall be unlawful to capture, kill, injure, or have in possession, any reed bird, excepting only from the first day of September to the thirty-first day of December, both dates inclusive, of each year, or to capture, kill, or injure, any reed bird at night, after sunset and before sunrise, under a penalty of twenty dollars for each reed bird so captured, killed, injured or had in possession.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved April 10, 1907.

Reed birds.

CHAPTER 33.

An Act for extending the time for completing certain

railroads.

Time for completing rail. roads ex: tended.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

1. Whenever the time limited for the completion of any railroad authorized to be constructed within this State, under any special or general act, has expired, or shall expire before the thirty-first day of December, one thousand nine hundred and seven, such time shall be and the same is hereby extended for the further period

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