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CHAPTER 184.

An Act extending the time for the completion of certain

water works, pipes, mains and conduits.

Proviso.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey: 1. Whenever the time limited for the completion of Time for com

pleting water any water works, or of any pipes, mains or conduits system. for supplying water, 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 eight, such time shall be, and the same is hereby extended for the further period of two years from the passage of this act; provided, however, that this act shall not apply unless money has actually been expended in surveys or location of the route of such pipes, mains or conduits, or in acquisition of right of way for the same, or in construction, since January first, one thousand nine hundred; and provided further, that this act shall not apply Proviso. to any corporation unless such corporation shall first, and as a condition precedent to the exercise of any power granted by this act, file in the office of the Secretary of State an agreement waiving all right of Waiver as to

exemption. exemption from taxation and from privileges and advantages arising from any law or contract, if any there be, establishing any special mode of taxation of any such corporation, and the further agreement to be bound Agreements. by any general law now in existence or that may be hereafter passed taxing such corporations as are now authorized to be taxed by the Legislature of the State under any general law, and further agreeing that the exercise of any power granted by this act shall not in any way affect the rights of this State, if any there exist, to take the property of such corporations under any existing law of this State, and agreeing further

that all laws affecting such corporations shall be sub-
ject to alteration or repeal by the Legislature.

2. This act shall be deemed a public act and shall take
effect immediately.

Approved May 13, 1907.

CHAPTER 185.

An Act authorizing an instrument affecting lands, tene

ments and hereditaments within this State heretofore
duly recorded as a release to be recorded as a deed
of conveyance in the proper office by recording a cer-
tified copy of the record thereof.

Certified copy of lease recorded as conveyance.

Fecs.

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

1. In all cases where an instrument affecting lands,
tenements or hereditaments within this State has here-
tofore been duly recorded as a release pursuant to the
laws in such case made and provided, where it is de-
sired that such instrument shall also be recorded as a
conveyance, a certified copy of the previous record of
such instrument may be recorded as a deed or convey-
ance in like manner and with the like force and effect
as if the original instrument were thus re-recorded,
upon the payment of the fees allowed by law for the
recording of the same, and the register of deeds or the
clerk of the Court of Common pleas, as the case may
be, shall receive such certified copy of such instrument
and shall re-record and index the same precisely as and
with like force and effect as if the original instrument
were offered for re-recording, upon his receiving the
fees allowed by law for so recording the same, and the
record of such re-recorded instrument shall have the
same force and effect for all purposes as if the original
instrument were thus re-recorded.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved May 13, 1907.

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CHAPTER 186.

A Further Supplement to an act entitled "An act for the

government and regulation of the State Prison,” approved April twenty-first, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six.

born in State

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

1. When any infant child shall be in custody of the Care of child New Jersey State Prison by reason of having been born Prison. of a woman serving a term of imprisonment in the said prison at the time of such birth, it shall be the duty of the Board of Inspectors of the said prison to make provisions for the care of such child in a foundling hospital, foster home, or such other suitable place as they may determine, until the discharge of the mother from prison by reason of expiration of her term, or through pardon or parole, or until her death, should this occur while in the prison; and the cost of maintenance of Expense. such child and the necessary expenses connected with its transfer shall be paid as now is or may be provided by law for the payment of bills for the maintenance of the State Prison; and upon the discharge of the mother of such child from prison her child shall be turned over to her, and the care and expense of its maintenance on the part of the prison authorities shall cease; provided, Proviso. however, that in case any mother of such child shall die before her discharge, or shall upon her discharge refuse to assume the care of her child, it shall be the duty of the inspectors of the State Prison to turn over such child to the overseer of the poor, or other proper officers charged with the care of the poor in the township, city or other municipality in which the said mother lived at the time of her conviction and sentence to the State Prison; and it is hereby made the duty of such

officers of the poor to receive such child and to take
such proceedings concerning it as are now or may be
provided by law in the case of other abandoned or
pauper children.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved May 13, 1907.

CHAPTER 187.

An Act to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for

the scientific investigation of oyster propagation," approved March twenty-first, one thousand nine hundred and one.

Section amended.

Stations for investigating oyster propagation.

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

1. Section one of an act entitled “An act to provide for the scientific investigation of oyster propagation,” approved March twenty-first, one thousand nine hundred and one, be amended so as to read as follows:

1. The director of the New Jersey Agricultural College Experiment Station at New Brunswick is hereby authorized to establish and to maintain one or more stations for the scientific investigation of oyster propagation and other ostracultural problems, said station or stations to be situated at some point or points in the oyster-growing sections of this State; to procure a boat or boats adapted to the prosecution of the aforementioned research work; to have the same equipped with suitable apparatus; to engage such expert or experts and the services of such other persons as may be needed in the maintenance of the ostracultural studies so undertaken, and to transmit annually to the Governor a full and detailed report of the scientific operations under this act in the reports of the agricultural college experiment stations; the amount authorized to be expended under the provisions of this act shall not exceed the sum

Equipment.

Annual report.

Appropriation.

of twelve hundred dollars in any one year; provided, Proviso. that no moneys shall be drawn from the State treasury for the purposes of this act until the same shall have been specifically appropriated according to law.

2. This act shall take effect immediately. Approved May 13, 1907.

CHAPTER 188.

An Act to amend an act entitled "An act regulating

fraternal beneficiary societies, orders or associations,” approved March eleventh, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three.

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

1. Section one of an act entitled "An act regulating Section fraternal beneficiary societies, orders or associations,

amended. approved March eleventh, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: 1. A fraternal beneficiary association is hereby de- Fraternal

beneficiary clared to be a corporation, society or voluntary asso- association

defined. ciation, organized and carried on for the sole benefit of its members and their beneficiaries, and not for profit, having a lodge system with a ritualistic form of work and a representative form of government, and making provision for the payment of benefits in case of sickness, disability or death of its members, subject to their compliance with its constitution and laws, the fund from which the payment of such benefits shall be made and the fund from which the expenses of such association shall be defrayed being derived from assessments or dues collected from its members, and the payment of death benefits being made to the families, heirs, blood relatives, affianced husband or affianced wife of, or to persons dependent upon, the members. Such associa- How govtions shall be governed by this act and shall be exempt from the provisions of insurance laws of this State, and no law hereafter passed shall apply to them unless they be expressly designated therein.

erned.

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