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ACT NO. 143 OF 1898.

AN ACT

To authorize the City of New Orleans through the several recorders

thereof to enforce obedience to or punish the violation of all ordinances passed by the Council thereof, by fine or imprisonment, or both, or by imprisonment in default of the payment of the fine.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That it shall be lawful for the City of New Orleans, through the several recorders thereof, to enforce obedience to, or to punish the violation of all ordinances passed by the Council thereof by fine and imprisonment, or both, or by imprisonment in default of the pay. ment of the fine; provided, that the fine shall not exceed $25 for each offense, nor the imprisonment for more than thirty days, as provided by Section 12 of Act 131 of 1877.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved July 14th, 1898.

ACT NO. 173 OF 1898.

AN ACT

To prevent importation of insane persons into the State, providing

for the punishment of parties violating this act, and for the removal of such insane persons.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That it is hereby declared unlawful forthe manager of any public carrier or for any individual to bring into the State of Louisana from any other State or country, any insane person who may become a charge upon the State, and any person violating this act shall be punished upon conviction before any court of competent jurisdiction by a fine of one hundred ($100) dollars, or imprisonment for sixty (60) days, or both, at the discretion of the court, and any insane person so brought in shall be removed out of the State by and at the expense of the public carrier or individual so offending.

roved July 14th, 1898.

ACT NO. 184 OF 1898.

AN ACT

To prevent the use of oil, parafine or similar substances in the process

of cleaning rice or preparing it for market, for the purpose of increasing its weight, transparency, brilliancy, or for in any manner bettering its appearance.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That it shall be unlawful for any person to use oil, parafine or any other similar substance in the process of cleaning rice or in preparing it for market, for the purpose of increasing its weight, transparency or brilliancy or for in any manner bettering its appearance.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That any person violating the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof before any court of competent jurisdiction shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding thirty days, at the discretion of the courts, for each effense.

Approved July 14th, 1898.

ACT NO. 192 OF 1898.

(As amended by Act No. 44 of 1900; Act No. 150 of 1902; Act No. 184

of 1904.)

AN ACT 'ro carry into effect Article 296 of the Constitution of the State of

Louisiana, in relation to Boards of Health; to protect and preserve the public health; to provide for the establishment and organization of a State Board of Health, and parish and municipal Boards of Health; to define the powers, duty and authority of said boards; to provide for the appointment or election of officers and employees thereof and for the fixing of the salaries of the said officers and employees of said board; to authorize the State Board to prepare and promulgate a sanitary code for the State of Louisiana, and fixing penalties for the violations of the provisions there of; to provide for a general sanitation of the State and a local sanitation of parishes and municipalities; to authorize the regulation of the isolation of cases of infectious and contagious diseases, and a maritime and land quarantine against places infected with such diseases; to repeal all laws and parts of laws, special and general, in conflict with the provisions of this act, and to provide for the succession of the boards created by this act, to all powers, authority, rights, claims and property of the present boards.

Section 1 (Amd.). Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That a State Board of Health for the State of Louisiana, is hereby created and established to consist of seven (7) representative physicians from the various sections of the State, who shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, as provided by Article 296 of the Constitution. They shall hold their offices for seven (7) years from the date of their qualification, unless sooner removed for cause. The members first appointed shall be so designated that the term of two of the members shall expire in two years from the date of their qualification, and the term of two other members shall expire in four years from the date of their qualification and the terms of the three others in six years. When reappointed the members shall then serve for seven (7) years. They shall qualify, and be commissioned in the manner now provided by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, for all other officers of the State. At any meeting of said Board three members shall constitute a quorum to transact business. The Board shall meet once in every three months on a day to be fixed by it, and as much oftener as the Board may determine. Special and called meetings may be held as hereinafter provided in this act.

All members of said Board shall be entitled to and allowed ten dollars ($10) per day for each day they may be actually present at, and in attendance on any meeting of said Board, and such members of the Board as may not reside in the City of New Orleans, shall in addition to the ten dollars ($10) per day for attendance as herein before provided, shall be entitled to and shall be allowed ten ($10) dollars for each and every day consumed in going to, and coming from the Board meetings, and five cents (5c.) per mile mileage, for every mile traveled in going to or coming from said meetings, by the most direct route of transportation from the places of their respective residences to and from the place of meetings of the said Board, all of which per diem of all members and the mileage of members residing outside of the City of New Orleans shall be paid by the Secretary and Treasurer of the Board, on the voucher of the member, approved by the Presi. dent of the Board, out of the funds of the Board.

(As amended by Act No. 150 of 1902.)

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That the Governor shall desig. náte and appoint one of the members to be President of said Board, who shall receive an annual salary of five thousand dollars ($5,000), and shall serve as such for four years from the date of his appointment, the said salary to be paid out of the funds, or appropriation, of said Board. At its first meeting after the passage of this act, the Board shall elect a suitable person, other than a member of the Board, to be secretary and treasurer, who shall receive an annual salary of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500), to be paid out of the funds or appropriations of the Board, and shall serve for four years from the date of his election. He shall be removable at the pleasure of the Board. He shall give bond to the State of Louisiana for the faithful performance of his duty, in such sum and with such surety thereon as shall be fixed and approved by the Board. The duties and powers of said president and secretary and treasurer shall be those incident to like officers in similar corporations, and also such other powers and duties now devolved by law upon their predecessors in the present Board, as well as those additionally prescribed by the provisions of this act. In addition to said powers and duties heretofore prescribed by existing laws, the president shall have the power after the adjournment of the Board, and during the interval of time between the meetings of the Board and when the Board is not in session to issue all orders and warrants, and to take all necessary steps to execute the sanitary law of the State, and to carry out the rules, ordinances and regulations of the Board made thereunder, and he may in his discretion call special meetings of the Board whenever in his opinion an emergency shall require it, provided, that in all cases where two or more members shall demand the same it shall be his duty to convene said special meetings.

Sec. 3. (Amd.). Be it further enacted, etc., That said Board shall have all the powers, authority and jurisdiction now possessed by the existing State Board of Health under present laws now in force, except in so far as modified and changed by the provisions of this act. It shall have exclusive jurisdiction, control and authority over maritime quarantine within the State, as now provided by existing laws of the State. It shall have supervisory power over land quar. antine, and over the care and control of infections and contagious disease within the State in order to accomplish the subsidence and suppression thereof, and to prevent the spread of same. Such supervision and control shall be exercised in the manner and to the extent hereinafter laid down in this act. It shall prepare or cause to be prepared a Sanitary Code for the State of Louisiana, which shall contain and provide rules and regulations and ordinances of a general lature for the improvement and amelioration of the hygienic and sanitary condition of the State. On the adoption of said code by the Board it shall be printed and published in pamphlet form with such number of copies as may be necessary for the distribution for information of health bodies, health and sanitary officers and the public generally. When so printed said code shall cover and provide for, specially, land and maritime quarantine regulations; the report. ing, care and management of cases of infectious and contagious dis

eases; it shall regulate the manner of keeping and reporting and tabulating vital and mortuary statistics; it shall provide for affording facilities for vaccination, provided the same shall not be made compulsory, except in cases of children attending the public schools of a parish where small-pox prevails, and when the same shall have been recommended by a majority of the local Board of Health; it shall regulate the carriage and transportation of persons, freight and dead bodies brought into the State or transported through or in the State, in so far as the same may affect the public health; it shall provide for the carrying out of the laws of the State in regard to the adultera. tion of articles intended for human food or consumption; it shall provide for the inspection of meats, milk, coal oil and other articles affecting the public health and safety, where and when the same may be brought into one parish from another, or from outside the State, leaving to the local boards hereinafter provided, the regulation of the sale or offering for sale of said articles within the parish or municipality to which the same may be brought; and said code shall contain general rules in regard to such health, sanitary and hygienic subjects, as cannot in the opinion of the State Board of Health be efficiently and effectively regulated by the local boards. And any violation of any provision or provisions, or regulation or regulations of said code, shall constitute a misdemeanor, and the offender shall be punished by a fine of twenty-five (25) dollars, or thirty days imprisonment in the parish jail for each and every offense, on conviction before any court of competent jurisdiction. The Board shall have the power to appoint inspectors and other necessary officers and employes, and and (Sic) fix the salaries thereof. All inspectors, officers and em. ployes of the said Board shall have power to arrest without warrant all persons violating the provisions or any rule or regulation of the said Board, when such violation has occurred within the sight, view or personal knowledge of said inspector, officer or employe, and in all cases where said violation may not have occurred within the sight, view or personal knowledge of said inspector, officer or employe, said functionary shall have only the right to arrest in execution of a warrant duly issued by the president of the Board. It is hereby made the duty of all sheriffs, their deputies, constables, and their deputies, police officers of towns and cities, and all other peace officers, to aid and assist in the arrest and apprehension of all persons violating the articles of any rule or regulation of the State Board of Health; to themselves arrest and apprehend all offenders committing the offense in their view or sight or within their personal knowledge. The members of the State Board of Health and every person duly authorized by them may without fear or hindrance, enter, examine and inspect all grounds, erections, structures, public buildings and places. The State Board shall at all times keep in readiness one or more medical inspectors and nurses, medicines, clothing, bedding, appliances, tents and other necessary paraphernalia, so as to repair to any locality in the State that applies to it for assistance upon the outbreak of an infectious or contagious disease with the view of stamping out the same. An annual appropriation of five thousand dollars shall be made to start this First Help. The local authorities shall keep up the work at their own expense after it has been started.

(As amended by Act No. 150 of 1902.)

Sec. 4. (Amd.). Be it further enacted, etc., That each and every parish in the State shall establish and organize Parish Boards of Health in the manner following: The Police Jury of each parish shall immediately after the promulgation of this act, and hereafter not later than the third regular meeting in the new Police Jury term elect and appoint a Parish Board of Health to consist of three persons; said Board to be composed of a duly licensed and registered physician, a resident of said parish who shall be chairman of said Board of Health, and health officer and the two other members of said Board shall be selected from the Police Jury of said parish. Said persons when so appointed or elected shall constitute the Parish Board of Health, and shall serve for four years from the date of their qualification, provided that the term of no Parish Board of Health shall continue longer than that of the body by which it was appointed. Said Parish Board shall meet on the first Tuesday after the commis. sioning of its members. It shall elect a chairman, who shall be a registered and licensed physician, and the health officer of the parisa, who shall serve in said capacity, exercise the powers and perform the duties usual and incident to such officers in similar organizations. His salary shall be fixed by the Police Jury and paid by the parish. The secretary of the Police Jury of the respective parishes shall be ex-officio secretary of the Parish Board of Health. The treasurer of the Police Jury of the respective parishes shall be ex-officio treasurer of the Parish Board of Health.

(As amended by Act No. 150 of 1902.)

Sec. 5. (Amd.). Be it further enacted, etc., That the council or legislative bodies of each and every incorporated municipal govern. ment in the State shall establish and organize a town or city Board of Health in the manner following: The said council or legislative body shall, on the expiration of the term of office for which existing Town or City Boards of Health have been elected, or where no such boards have been elected, immediately after the promulgation of this act, or as soon thereafter as may be practicable, elect or appoint five persons in said municipality to be members of the municipal Board of Health. Such persons shall not be members of the said council or occupy any other office in said municipality, and three of the persons so appointed or elected shall, if practicable, be duly registered and licensed physicians. Said persons when so appointed or elected shall constitute the City or Town Board of Health and shall serve for four years from the date of their qualification.

For the cities of Shreveport and Baton Rouge, the Governor shall appoint, with the advice and consent of the Senate, three (3) members and the council two (2) members of each of said Boards.

The council or legislative bodies shall provide ample means for the maintenance and operations of said Boards. Said Town or City Boards of Health shall meet on the first Tuesday after the commissioning of their members, and shall elect a chairman, who shall be a duly registered and licensed physician, who shall be the Health Officer of the town or municipality, who shall serve in said capacity, exercise the powers, and perform the duties usual and incident to such officers in similar organizations. The chairman shall receive an annual salary as the Board of Health of said municipality may fix and pay.

The said Boards of Health shall each have power to appoint a sanitary officer, whose duty shall be to enforce the requirements of said board in all matters of sanitation, and also to act as Secretary. His salary shall be fixed and paid by the Board. Said persons when so appointed or elected shall constitute the Town or City Boards of Health for their respective municipalities, and shall serve for four years as hereinbefore provided:

Provided, the members of the City Board of Health of the City of New Orleans shall serve for the terms established by Act No. 192 of 1898, and the salaries of the President and Secretary of said Board of Health of the City of New Orleans shall be and remain as they were prior to the passage of this amendatory act.

(As amended by Act No. 150 of 1902 and Act No. 184 of 1904.)

Sec. 6. (Amd.). Be it further enacted, etc., That all members of parish and municipal boards shall have been at the time of their

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