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SEC. 8. Whenever a superintendent of such a county hospital shall receive from the board of commissioners of any other county an application for the admission of a patient, if it appears from such application that the person therein referred to is suffering from tuberculosis, the superintendent shall notify said person to appear in person at the hospital, provided there be a vacancy in such hospital and there be no pending application from a patient residing in the county in which the hospital is located. If, upon personal examination of the patient, the superintendent is satisfied that such patient is suffering from tuberculosis, he shall admit him to the hospital. Every patient so admitted shall be a charge against the said board of commissioners of the county sending such patient, at a rate to be fixed by the board of managers, which shall not exceed the per capita cost of maintenance therein, including a reasonable allowance for interest on the costs of the hospital; and the bill therefor shall, when verified, be audited and paid by the auditor of said county.
The said board of commissioners shall cause an investigation to be made into the circumstances of such patient, and of his relatives legally liable for his support, and shall have the same authority as an overseer of the poor in like circumstances to collect therefrom, in whole or in part, according to their financial ability, the cost of the maintenance of such person in said hospital.
Sanitary District Bonds-Issuance. (Ch. 46, Act July 31, 1920.)
SECTION 1. That section 17 of an act entitled, "An act concerning the department of public sanitation in cities of the first class, defining its powers and duties, creating sanitary districts consisting of such cities and any incorporated towns located within the boundaries thereof, repealing conflicting laws, and declaring an emergency," approved March 9, 1917, be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:
SEC. 17. For the purpose of raising money to pay for said property and said construction, and in anticipation of said special tax to be levied as provided in sections 9 and 19 of this act, the board of sanitary commissioners shall cause to be issued, in the name of said city, the bonds of said sanitary district not to exceed in amount the total cost of all lands, rights of way and other property so to be acquired and the contract price of all work of construction as provided for in said resolution, and including all expenses necessarily incurred in connection with said proceedings, together with a sum sufficient to pay the cost of supervision and inspection during the period of construction of said work. The said expenses to be covered in the amount of such bond issued shall include all expenses of every kind actually incurred preliminary to the acquiring of said property and the construction of such work, such as the cost of necessary records, engineering expenses, publication of notices, salaries, and other expenses necessary to be incurred prior to and in connection with the acquiring of such property, the letting of such contract, and the sale of bonds as herein authorized. In case different parcels of land are to be acquired, or more than one contract for work is let by said board at approximately the same time, whether under one or more resolutions of said board, it shall be lawful to provide for the total cost of the same in one issue of bonds. Such bonds shall be issued in any denomination not more than $1,000 each, in not less than 20 nor more than 50 equal series, as said board shall determine, and shall be payable one series each year beginning on the first day of January of the second year following the date of their issue: Provided, That if said bond issue shall be made in any calendar year after the first day of October, then the first bond shall mature on the first day of January of the third succeeding
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year thereafter, and the balance of the bonds at the regular annual intervals hereinabove prescribed.
Said bonds shall be negotiable as inland bills of exchange, and shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding 4 per cent per annum, payable semiannually, on the first days of January and July of each year, the first interest to be payable on the first day of July [preceding] proceding the maturity of the first series of such bonds. On adopting a resolution ordering said bonds, said board shall certify a copy of the same to the city controller of said city of the first class, who shall thereupon prepare said bonds, and the same shall be executed by the mayor of said city, and attested by the said city controller. Such bonds shall be exempt from taxation for any and all purposes. All bonds so issued by said board shall be sold by the city controller to the highest bidder therefor but in no event at less than par, after giving notice of sale of such bonds by publication in two newspapers of the largest general circulation printed and published in the city where said bonds are sold, which publication shall be made not less than 15 days prior to the date fixed for the sale of said bonds. It shall be unlawful for said board of sanitary commissioners to cause to be issued under this section of this act any bonds of said sanitary district payable by special taxation when the total issue for that purpose, including the bonds already issued and to be issued, is in excess of eight-tenths of 1 per cent of the total assessed valuation (after deducting all mortgage exemptions) of the property within said sanitary district, and all bonds or obligations issued in violation of this provision shall be void. Said bonds shall not in any respect be a corporate obligation or indebtedness of said city, but shall be and constitute an indebtedness of said sanitary district, as a special taxing district, and said bonds and interest thereon shall be payable only out of a special tax levied upon all the property of said sanitary district as in this act provided; and said bonds shall so recite such terms upon their face, together with the purpose for which they are issued: Provided, however, That said board of sanitary commissioners shall have the right, instead of selling the said bonds in series as above provided, to sell bonds of said sanitary district as provided in said act to run for a period of five years from date thereof for the purposes as provided in said act, for work either heretofore or hereafter commended [commenced]. Said bonds to be sold at a rate of interest not to exceed 6 per cent per annum, payable semiannually. Said five year bonds to be exempt from taxation for any and all purposes. Said board of sanitary commissioners shall have the right to sell bonds of said sanitary districts as provided in said act in series as provided in aid act at 44 per cent per annum, payable semiannually, for the purpose of refunding said 5-year bonds. No suit to question the validity of said bonds so issued for said sanitary district or to prevent their issue shall be intituted after the date set for the sale of said bonds, and all said bonds from and after said date shall be incontestable for any cause what
Influenza-Regulation Governing Well Persons Living in Building Under Quarantine for. (Reg. Bd. of H., Jan. 22, 1920.)
SEC. 5. Directions for members of households.-In case of quarantine of influenza the well inhabitants of the building under quarantine shall be permitted to enter and leave the building, provided they keep out of the room where the patient is confined.
Peyote and Mescal-Possession, Sale, or Giving Away of, Prohibited. (Ch. 39, Act Jan. 23, 1920.)
SECTION 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or association to sell, furnish, or give away, or offer to sell, furnish, or give away, or to have in his or her possession peyote (pellote), botanically known as Lophophora williamsii, or Agava americana, commonly known as the mescal button, or any compound, derivative, or preparation thereof.
SEC. 2. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not to exceed $500 or imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
State Tuberculosis Hospital-Establishment, Maintenance, and Operation. (Ch. 154, Act 1920.)
SECTION 1. That there is hereby appropriated out of the general revenue of the State out of any funds not otherwise appropriated, for the benefit of the bureau of tuberculosis of the State board of health a sum not to exceed $20,000 annually for the next two years for the maintenance and operation of a State tuberculosis sanitarium [,] for completing and equipping the buildings now in use and the payment of debts against same: Provided, That none of this appropriation shall be paid by the State treasurer until the building and site now owned by the Louisville Anti-Tuberculosis Association shall have been conveyed to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the title to same has been inspected and approved by the attorney general, and upon certification of said conveyance, and with the approval of the governor of the Commonwealth, such of said appropriation as it may deem necessary shall be due and payable by the State treasurer to the State board of health for the use of such institution: Provided further, That out of said appropriation the present bonded indebtedness of Hazelwood Sanitarium of $22,000, which the State board of health is hereby authorized to assume, shall be paid within two years from the enactment of this law.
SEC. 2. The State board of health shall appoint a superintendent of the State tuberculosis sanitarium, who shall have full authority to employ and discharge all officers and employees, but the number of officers and employees shall be prescribed by the board. No member or employee of the State board of health shall recommend the employment of any person by said superintendent. The superintendent shall execute a bond for $10,000 to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the proper execution of his duties, which bond shall be paid for out of this appropriation.
SEC. 3. The superintendent shall submit to the board annually, or oftener if required by the board, a budget of receipts and expenditures, and the board shall prepare an annual budget and submit same to the governor.
SEC. 4. The superintendent shall encourage the employment of inmates in such a way as to contribute to their physical, mental, and moral improvement, with authority to utilize the product of such labor in the maintenance of the institution.
SEC. 5. When any county or city board of health shall deem it necessary they may, with the approval of the county judge having jurisdiction, send any pauper having tuberculosis, who is considered dangerous to the public health, to said State tuberculosis sanitarium: Provided, That the fiscal court of said county shall in each such case pay for the maintenance, treatment, and training of such person at a rate to be fixed by the State board of health not to exceed $15 per week.
SEC. 6. The superintendent may charge for board for paying patients and he may provide special accommodations for such patients at additional rates not to exceed $10 per week. The State board of health may receive patients from the United States Government, and it is authorized to receive and administer