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against townships, by warrant or order drawn on the town-
ship treasurer and signed by the township clerk and super-
visor.

Sec. 2 repeals "All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith."
See sec. 46. This act is applicable only to Wayne county.

Public roads, employment of convicts.

Proviso.

Further proviso.

Compensation for labor, etc.

CONVICT LABOR UPON HIGHWAYS.

An Act to provide for employing the convicts in the state reformatory at Ionia, the state prison at Jackson and the state house of correction and branch of the state prison in the upper peninsula at Marquette, upon the public roads and highways within any county in the state of Michigan.

[Act 181, P. A. 1911.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

(622) § 1814. SECTION 1. Upon the written request of a majority of the board of county road commissioners in counties under the county road system, or upon the written request of the road commissioners in a township or district under the township or district road system, or upon the written request of a majority of the board of supervisors in counties not under the county road system, the boards of control of the state reformatory at Ionia, the state prison at Jackson or of the state house of correction and branch of the state prison in the upper peninsula at Marquette, may detail such able bodied convicts as in their reasonable discretion shall seem proper, not exceeding the number specified in said written request, to work upon such public roads and highways of such county, township or district as shall be desig nated in said written request of said county, township or district road commissioners or board of supervisors: Provided, That each application for allotment of convicts under the provisions of this act shall be accompanied by a bidprice per day for such labor, and allotments shall be made to the highest bidder: Provided further, That such county, township or district shall pay to the warden of the prison from which such convicts are detailed a certain fixed amount of money per day for each man so detailed, which amount shall be decided upon by the boards of control of the three prisons mentioned in this act in joint session, such session to be held within sixty days after the passage of this act. The amount to be paid shall be a fair and just compensation for such labor and shall not be less than fifty cents per day per convict. Such county, township or district shall also pay expenses of transportation to and from the county, township or district and shall provide or pay for the lodging and food of the convicts while employed by it and shall furnish all tools and materials necessary in the performance of said

convicts.

work. Said convicts thus employed upon the public roads Custody of and highways shall be under the care and custody of such officer or officers as the warden of the prison or reformatory from which they are detailed shall designate, and the expense of guarding if guards are necessary shall be borne by the state: Provided, That such convicts may be used in surface Proviso. quarries and in stone yards in preparing material to be used on said roads, and in hauling the same to the place of distribution: Provided further, That where two or more Further applications shall be on file they shall be filled pro rata. All moneys collected under the provisions of this section shall be turned over to the state treasurer and credited to the proper fund.

See 15299, C. L. 1915.

proviso.

labor.

to adopt rules.

(623) § 1815. SEC. 2. Said convicts when employed un- Kinds of der the provisions of section one of this act shall not be used for the purpose of building any bridge or structure of like character which requires the employment of skilled labor. (624) § 1816. SEC. 3. The boards of control of the Boards empowered prisons mentioned in this act are hereby empowered to adopt a special rule applicable solely to convicts employed on the public work herein authorized and contemplated, whereby convicts so employed shall be granted additional good time allowance, conditioned upon their good behavior and cheerful compliance with all the rules that may be made by said boards for the management and control of convicts so employed. Section 4 repeals "all acts or parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act."

[Extract from Chap. 171, R. S. 1846.]

Prisoners rework on highways, etc.

quired to

(625) § 2531. SEC. 10. The board of supervisors of any county in this state may, by resolution passed at any regular or special session, order that any or all male prisoners over the age of eighteen years under a sentence of imprisonment in the county jail, capable of performing manual labor, shall be required to work upon the public highways, streets, alleys and public roads, or in any quarry, pit or yard in the preparation or construction of materials for such public highways, streets, alleys or roads in any township, city or village in such county, or to perform any other lawful labor for the benefit of the county. Whenever any such resolution shall Duty of be passed, it shall be the duty of the sheriff to cause such prisoners to be put at work in such manner as may be provided in the resolution of the board of supervisors. The Application commissioner of highways of any township and the village or city authorities of any village or city in the county or the authorities in charge of any county institution may make application to have such prisoners work in any township, city, village or institution in such manner as shall be prescribed by the board of supervisors, and the said board shall have the right to determine in what township, city or village such pris- Place of oners shall work.

sheriff.

for work.

work.

Under whose direction and control.

Tools and

measures.

Escape. Proviso, guards.

(626) § 2532. SEC. 11. All work performed by any such prisoners shall be performed under the direction of the highway commissioner of the township or the authorities of the city, village or institution where the work is done. All such prisoners while engaged in such work shall be under the control and custody of the sheriff. All tools necessary for use by materials. such prisoners and all materials upon which work is to be performed shall be furnished by the township, city, village or Precautionary institution in which the work is done. The sheriff shall take such precautionary measures as may be deemed necessary to prevent the escape of prisoners employed under the provisions of this act, and in case any prisoner employed shall escape, it shall be deemed to be an escape from the jail: Provided, That no additional deputy sheriff shall be appointed to guard such prisoners while so at work without the previous authorization of the board of supervisors. The board of supervisors is hereby vested with authority to reimburse the sheriff for any expenses incurred in conveying such prisoners to and from any such road, street, alley, highway, quarry, pit, yard, or institution or in properly guarding them while beyond the confines of the county jail: Provided, That all meals and food shall be furnished by the sheriff to such prisoners in the same manner as though they were confined in the county jail, except in cases where such prisoners are employed in or for a county institution providing board for inmates, in which case all meals and food shall be furnished by said Further pro institution: Provided further, That the board of supervisors shall have authority to provide for keeping such prisoners at places other than the county jail while they are performing such work as is authorized under the provisions of this act.

Reimbursement of sheriff.

Proviso,

meals and food.

viso, place of keeping.

Compensation of township officers.

Officers of boards.

Supervisor.

Township clerk.

COMPENSATION OF TOWNSHIP OFFICERS.

(627) § 2154. SEC. 95. The following township officers shall be entitled to compensation at the following rates for each day actually and necessarily devoted by them to the service of the township in the duties of their respective offices to be verified by affidavit, whenever required by the township boards:

First, The officers composing the township boards, board of registration, board of health, board of review, inspectors of election, clerks of the poll and commissioners of highways, three dollars per day, and at the same rate for parts of days; Second, The supervisor for taking the assessment and for all services not connected with above boards, three dollars per day and at the same rate for parts of days;

Third, The township clerk, as clerk of the board of commissioners of highways and of the township board, three dollars per day and at the same rate for parts of days, but no

township officer shall be entitled to pay for acting in more than one capacity at the same time.

Am. 1917, Act 89.

DISBURSEMENTS FROM HIGHWAY FUNDS.

An Act to provide the manner of making payments on township high

way funds.

[Act 258, P. A. 1919.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

ments on

order only.

(628) SECTION 1. No moneys shall be disbursed from Disburseany township highway fund, except upon an order drawn by the township clerk in the manner provided by law for the drawing of orders upon other funds of townships.

commissioner.

(629) SEC. 2. The township highway commissioner shall Duty of draw under his hand an order directed to the township clerk for all disbursements of township highway funds.

clerk.

(630) SEC. 3. Upon the receipt of orders from the town- Duty of ship highway commissioner as herein provided for, the township clerk shall draw his order upon the township treasurer in the same manner and form as is provided by law for the disbursement of other township funds.

(631) SEC. 4. It shall be the duty of the township clerk Record. to keep an accurate record of all orders drawn by him upon township highway funds in a book to be provided at the expense of the township for that purpose.

APPROPRIATIONS FOR STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT.

An Act providing appropriations for the state highway department for the fiscal years ending June thirty, nineteen hundred twenty, and June thirty, nineteen hundred twenty-one, for maintenance, operation and other specific purposes, and to repeal other acts or parts of acts making appropriations therefor.

[Act 11, (ex. sess.), P. A. 1919.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

(632) SECTION 1. There are hereby appropriated for the state highway department for the fiscal year ending June thirty, nineteen hundred twenty, the sum of nine hundred thousand dollars, and for the fiscal year ending June thirty, nineteen hundred twenty-one, the sum of one million three hundred fourteen thousand two hundred eighty-two dollars and twenty-four cents, and all amounts credited to and form

Appropria1920, 1921.

tions for

Purposes.

ing a part of the net income of the state derived from regis tration of motor vehicles, drivers and chauffeurs, said sums to be expended for the following purposes:

For payment for services and expenses, maintenance and operation in said state highway department, as follows:

Personal service (salaries and

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For the fiscal

For the fiscal year 1920-21.

year 1919-20.

$3,500.00

$3,500.00

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Fixed charges

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Miscellaneous:

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Proviso, deduction.

Further

proviso, surplus moneys.

Further proviso,

yearly

balances.

Each of said amounts shall be used solely for the specific purposes herein stated: Provided, That if the fees derived from the registration of motor vehicles, drivers and chauffeurs, shall be less than the amount estimated and appropriated herein, then the amount of such difference shall be deducted from the sum herein specified for the payment of state rewards: Provided further, That all surplus of moneys coming to said state highway department from fees derived from the registration of motor vehicles, drivers and chauf feurs, shall be applied to maintenance or rewards for highways in the manner and for the purposes provided by law: Provided further, That any balance in any of the funds in said state highway department at the close of the fiscal year ending June thirty, nineteen hundred nineteen, and at the

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