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CHAPTER 43.

Supplement to an act entitled “An act to provide for

short courses in practical and scientific agriculture in the State Agricultural College,” approved March twenty-fifth, one thousand nine hundred and five.

courses in agriculture.

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

1. There shall be appropriated out of the general Appropriations revenues of the State the sum of fifty thousand dollars, to be expended for the further equipment of the short courses in practical and scientific agriculture in the State Agricultural College, as provided for in section three of the act to which this is a supplement, and an additional annual appropriation of ten thousand dollars for salaries, supplies and all other expenses for the maintenance of the short courses in agriculture; provided, that Proviso. such sum or sums shall first be appropriated in the annual appropriation bill.

2. This act shall take effect immediately. Approved April 12, 1907.

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An Act amending an act entitled “An act relating to the

Court of Common Pleas (Revision of 1900)," approved March twenty-third, one thousand nine hundred.

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

1. Section seven of said act be and the same is hereby Section amended so as to read as follows:

amended.

When judge may preside in another county.

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7. The judge of the Court of Common Pleas in and for any county may, at the request of the judge of said court in and for any other county, preside during the absence or sickness or other inability of the judge making such request, or to assist such judge in disposing of the accumulated business of said court, in the courts or any of them for which the judge makng such request was specially appointed.

When such judge shall be so requested to sit for the purpose of assisting the judge making such request in disposing of the accumulated business of said courts, both of said judges may sit separately, at one and the same time, for the purposes of trying issues in said courts and of hearing and determining such other matters as said Court of Common Pleas, or any judge thereof, may be empowered by law to hear, try, and determine.

2. Section eight of said act be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

8. The request mentioned in the preceding section shall be in writing, and the judge to whom such request shall have been made, before presiding in the courts of any county other than that for which he was specially appointed, shall file such request in the office of the clerk of the county in which he shall have been so requested to preside.

When such judge shall be so requested to sit for the purpose of assisting the judge making such request in disposing of the accumulated business of said courts, the judge so requested shall while so sitting, in addition to his regular salary, be entitled to the sum of twenty dollars per day, which shall be paid by the county in which he shall be so requested to sit, upon the certificate of the judge making such request.

3. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved April 12, 1907.

Request, how made.

Compensation.

CHAPTER 45.

An Act concerning the government of certain cities in

this State and constituting a municipal Board of Fire and Police Commissioners therein and defining the powers and duties of such board, and vesting in such board certain powers of management and appointment now vested in other departments or offices in such cities and providing for the maintenance of such board.

mayor.

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

1. In all cities in this State, now or hereafter having Board of fire within their territorial limits a population of not less and modice than one hundred thousand nor more than two hundred appointed by thousand inhabitants, according to the United States or State census, there shall be established a Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, which shall be invested with the powers and duties hereinafter set forth. In all cities now having such population the mayor thereof shall appoint, within one month after this act shall take effect (and in all cities which may hereafter have such population, according to the census of the United States or the State of New Jersey, the mayor thereof shall appoint, within one month after the official promulgation of the census showing that such city has the population aforesaid), four suitable persons, residents of such city, to be Number. known as the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, not more than two of whom shall be members of the same political party; two of whom shall be appointed to Terms. serve until the first day of January next following such appointment, and two of whom shall be appointed to serve until the first day of January secondly following such appointment. On the first day of January next following such appointment, and on each succeeding first

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day of January thereafter, the said mayor shall appoint two suitable persons, residents of such city, for the term of two years, to take the place of those members whose term shall then expire; not more than two of said board shall at any time be members of the same political party. The members of said board shall receive an annual salary of five hundred dollars, to be paid monthly in the same manner as provided by law for other city officers. Any vacancy in such Board of Fire and Police Commissioners shall be forthwith reported by the clerk thereof to said mayor, who shall, within thirty days thereafter, appoint a person to fill such vacancy for the unexpired term only. Each of the members of said board shall devote such time and attention to the faithful performance of the duties of his office as the affairs under the government, control and management of such board may require. The members of such board so appointed as aforesaid shall constitute and be called "The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the city of

(name of the city in and for which they are appointed). Each member of such board shall within ten days after his appointment qualify by taking and subscribing, before some person authorized to administer oaths, an oath or affirmation to faithfully discharge the duties of his office to the best of his skill and understanding, and also give bond to such city in the sum of five thousand dollars, to be approved as to form thereof by the city counsel of such city and as to the sufficiency thereof by the mayor of such city, for the faithful discharge of his official duties, which bond shall be filed in the office of the clerk of such city.

2. The said Board of Fire and Police Commissioners shall be in the place of and be substituted for, and shall be invested with all the powers and duties now vested in or exercised by any officer or officers, board of aldermen, common council, police board, commissioners of fire department or other governing body, by whatever name called, in any such city in this State, concerning and appertaining to the appointment, powers, government and other matters relating to the fire department and the police department of such cities, and they are also

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hereby fully authorized and empowered to appoint such officers and members and employ such persons from time to time as they may deem necessary in said departments, and to fix their compensation; they shall also adopt such rules and regulations as to the appointment, control, duties and dismissals of the employes and the officers and the members of the fire and police department as to them shall seem expedient, and may alter the same at pleasure; provided, however, that no member of the said Proviso. fire department or police department shall be removed except for cause and after trial therefor before said board in the manner provided by law. The police force Total number of any such city shall not exceed one for every one thousand of population, according to the last State or United States census, unless said commissioners by unanimous vote shall determine that a greater number is required.

3. Immediately after qualifying by taking and sub- Organization. scribing the official oath as herein provided, and filing their official bonds, the commissioners appointed under this act shall meet and proceed to organize said board, and shall elect by ballot, by a majority vote, one of the said commissioners to act as president of such board, President. and should they fail to elect a president at their first meeting, they may adjourn from time to time and continue to ballot until they elect a president, and the person so elected shall continue to act as president of such board up to the first day of the following January, and thereafter they shall, in the same manner, each year elect a president to hold office for the ensuing year, and in the case of a vacancy occurring in the office of president at any time during the year the said board is hereby authorized and empowered to fill the office for the rest of the year in the same manner as herein provided; a majority of the whole number of members of said board shall be necessary to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the acts of three members of such board shall be the acts of the board. The said president shall have power to call a special meeting of such board whenever he shall deem it expedient.

4. The said board shall have power to appoint a clerk Clerk of and to fix his compensation, which shall be paid monthly compensation.

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