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CHAPTER 160.

A Supplement to an act entitled "An act relative to the

poor of the townships of Ridgefield, Englewood and Palisades, in the county of Bergen,” approved March sixth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three.

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

1. Where any of the townships mentioned in the act Trustees of to which this is a supplement, has ceased to exist by property. reason of the creation of boroughs within the territorial limits of said township, leaving no part of said township remaining as a municipality, the chosen freeholders now elected by law within the territorial limits of what was formerly said township, except in such cases where representation is otherwise provided for by law, shall each be trustee for the district from which he has been elected as chosen freeholder, and shall be a member of "The Trustees of the Poorhouse Property of the Townships of Ridgefield, Englewood and Palisades, in the county of Bergen," and shall continue to be a member of said board as long as he shall hold the office of chosen freeholder.

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

CHAPTER 161.

An Act explanatory of certain words contained in an

act entitled “A supplement to an act entitled 'An act to remove the fire and police departments in the cities of this State from political control,' approved May second, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, and to provide for the establishment, management and distribution of a police pension or retiring fund,” approved April third, one thousand nine hundred and two.

Life lost on duty defined.

WHEREAS, Doubt has arisen as to the true meaning of

the words "who shall have lost his life in the performance of duty,” as employed in section four of the above-entitled act; therefore,

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

1. The words "who shall have lost his life in the performance of duty,” as employed in the above-entitled act, shall be interpreted to mean and construed to apply to the case of any officer or man who has died or shall hereafter die as the direct result of any injury received, or sickness or illness contracted or incurred, while in the performance of actual duty or the attempted performance of actual duty.

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

CHAPTER 162.

A Supplement to an act entitled "An act relative to the

time of election and appointment and terms of office or officers elected or appointed in towns, townships, boroughs and other municipalities in this State,” approved February fifteenth, one thousand nine hundred and five.

Determining time for local elections in

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

1. The governing body of any village in this State may at any time, but not oftener than once in five

years, by the votes of a majority of such governing body, villages. pass a resolution providing for the holding of a special election in such village for the purpose of deciding whether the time for holding the charter or local municipal elections in said village shall be changed to the fourth Tuesday in April, which resolution shall prescribe the time and place or places of holding such special election, and such other regulations respecting the same as may be deemed by such governing body necessary and proper.

2. Notice of such special election shall be given by Notice of advertisement published in one or more newspapers election. published in such village (or if there be no newspaper published therein, then in two newspapers published at the county seat of the county in which such village is situate), at least one week next before such election, and by printed notices posted in at least ten conspicuous places in such village at least ten days next preceding the time appointed therefor, which advertisements and notices shall specify the time, place or places and the object and purposes of such election.

3. Such special election shall be by ballot and con- Election, how ducted under the laws respecting elections; the said conducted.

Ballots.

Result of election.

If result favorable, date of election.

governing body shall provide separate ballots for the use of voters at such election, one whereof shall contain the words “For changing the time of holding charter election to the fourth Tuesday in April," and the other shall contain the words "Against changing the time of holding the charter election to the fourth Tuesday in April;" if a majority of the votes cast at such election shall be in favor of such change, the president or other head officer of such village shall, within ten days after the result of such election shall be declared, file certificates of such result, signed by himself and the village clerk, under the seal of said village, together with a certified copy of such resolutions and of the statement of the board of canvassers or election officers who canvassed the vote, and proofs by affidavits that due notice of such election was given, one with the clerk of such village and another with the county clerk of the county in which such village is situate.

4. If the result of such election shall be in favor of such change, the charter or local municipal elections in such village shall thereafter be held on the fourth Tuesday in April in each year instead of at the time now fixed by law for holding the same, and the terms of office of all elective village officers shall begin and end on the day provided by law before the passage of the act to which this is a supplement; provided, however, that the terms of office of all such elective officers shall be extended from January first next succeeding such special election so far as shall be necessary to restore in such village the methods provided by law for the election of such officers as existed before the passage of the act to which this is a supplement; and provided further, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to affect the election of any member of any board of education.

5. Any charter or local municipal election held under the provisions of this act shall be regulated by and held in accordance with the provisions of "An act to regulate elections (Revision of 1898), and the acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, so far as the same are applicable and except as modified by this act;

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Regulations of future elections.

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election.

provided, however, that the provisions of an act entitled “A further supplement to an act entitled 'An act to regulate elections (Revision of 1898), approved April fourth, one thousand eight hundred and ninetyeight,” which act was approved April fourteenth, one thousand nine hundred and three, shall not apply to any charter or local municipal election held under the provisions of this act. The local board or boards of Board of registry and election shall constitute the board or boards of registry and election for the purpose of conducting said charter and municipal election. They shall receive Compensation. for all services rendered by them in connection with said election, including the revision of the registry as provided by law, the sum of twenty dollars each. The village in which such charter or municipal election is held shall cause to be paid the compensation of the local board or boards of registry and election, as well as all other expenses incident to the holding of the said election.

6. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the Repealer. provisions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved May 11, 1907.

CHAPTER 163.

A Supplement to an act entitled "An act to authorize

any town, village or municipality governed by a board of commissioners or improvement commission to lay out, open, widen, alter and vacate streets, roads or avenues, and to locate and construct sewers and to acquire lands and buildings or parts thereof by purchase or condemnation for such purposes," approved April thirteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven.

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

1. Whenever any such board of commissioners or improvements other governing body as is mentioned in the act to assesser.

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