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twelve juridical days; third Monday in June, twelve juridical days; first Monday in September, twelve juridical days; first Monday in October, eighteen juridical days; and second Monday in December, twelve juridical days.

McLean County, at Calhoun, three terms, beginning on the third Monday in March, twelve juridical days; third Monday in July, twelve juridical days, and second Monday in November, twelve juridica! days.

Ohio County, at Hartford, five terms, beginning on the first Monday in March, twelve juridical days; first Monday in May, twelve juridical days; first Monday in July, twelve juridical days; third Monday in September, twelve juridical days, and fourth Monday in November, twelve juridical days.

Hancock County, at Hawesville, three terms, beginning third Monday in January, twelve juridical days; first Monday in June, twelve juridical days, and fourth Monday in October, twelve juridical days. Because of the urgent need of the change of schedule herein provided for an emergency is declared to exist and this act shall take effect from and after its approval by the Governor.

Approved March 4, 1916.

CHAPTER 6.

AN ACT to declare the wilful desertion of indigent children under the age of sixteen years by parents a felony and to provide punishment therefor and to empower Circuit Courts in the Commonwealth to put said parents before or after conviction upon probation during good behavior, and power to ultimately set aside any judgment or to continue any indictment or other proceeding against said parents at any time within five years from the finding of said indictment or the return of any verdict of conviction under this act in the sound judicial discretion of said courts.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

§ 1. The parent of any child or children resid ing in this Commonwealth who shall leave, desert or abandon said child or children under the age of sixteen years, leaving said child or children in destitute or indigent circumstances and without making proper provision for the board, clothing, education and proper care of said child or children in a manner suitable to the condition and station in life of said parent and said child and children, shal! be guilty of a felony and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by confinement in the penitentiary for not less than one year nor more than five years in the discretion of the court or jury trying the

case.

2. The Circuit Court of this Commonwealth shall be and they are hereby authorized and given power to postpone at the request of the defendant any trial under any indictment returned under this act during the good behavior of said parent or parents, and are fully authorized and empowered to suspend judgment upon any verdict of conviction during the good behavior of any such parent so offending and so convicted and shall have power over said verdict or said indictment for a period of five years from and after the return of any such indictment or the rendition of any such verdict and shall have power and authority to dismiss any such indictment or set aside any such verdict when in the exercise of a sound judicial discretion they may deem the conduct of the parent will warrant such action.

§ 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict here. with are hereby specifically repealed. Approved March 4, 1916.

CHAPTER 7.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled, "An Act concerning the State Inspector and Examiner," approved January 13, 1893.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

First. That an act entitled "An Act concerning the State Inspector and Examiner," which was approved January 13, 1893, and published in the Session Acts of 1891, 1892 and 1893 at Chapter 127, be amended by adding at the end of Section 1 thereof the following language:

The State Inspector and Examiner may, with the approval of the Governor employ two assistants and a stenographer to assist in the performance of the duties required of the State Inspector under said act. One of said assistants shall be paid not exceeding $7.50 per day when engaged in work to which he shall be assigned by the State Inspector; the second of said assistants shall be paid not exceeding $5.00 per day while engaged in the work to which he is assigned by the State Inspector. The stenographer shall be paid not exceeding $75.00 per month. When, in the judgment of the State Inspector and Examiner additional assistance is required for the examination of any of the county offices State institutions, offices or officers, the State Inspector is authorized to examine, he may, with the approval of the Governor, employ such necessary assistants, and their compensation shall be fixed in advance by agreement between the State Inspector and Examiner and the Governor and such assist. ants. In addition to the salary and compensation herein authorized to be paid, the State Inspector and the Governor may allow to such assistants employed hereunder their actual necessary traveling expenses while engaged in the service of the State.

Such compensation and expenses herein provided shall be paid upon the warrant of the Auditor when there has been filed with him an itemized statement of such salary and expenses, subscribed and sworn to by such assistants and approved by the State Inspector and Examiner and also approved by the Governor.

So that said section when amended shall read in full as follows:

Section 1. The Governor shall, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint in January, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six, and every four years thereafter, an officer to be known as the State Inspector and Examiner. The person so appointed shall be at least thirty years of age, and possess all the qualifications of an elector. He shall hold his office for four years from the date of his appointment, and until his successor is elected and qualified. He shall receive an annual salary of three thousand dollars, payable in the same manner as the salary of the Governor, and shall also receive his necessary traveling expenses when on business connected with his office. His expenses shall be paid upon the warrant of the Auditor, when he has filed with the Auditor an itemized statement of said expenses, subscribed and sworn to by him and approved by the Governor. The State Inspector and Examiner may, with the approval of the Governor employ two assistants and a stenographer to assist in the performance of the duties required of the State Inspector under said act. One of said assistants shall be paid not exceeding $7.50 per day when engaged in work to which he shall be assigned by the State Inspector; the second of said assistants shall be paid not exceeding $5.00 per day while engaged in the work to which he is assigned

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by the State Inspector. The stenographer shall be paid not exceeding $75.00 per month. When, in the judgment of the State Inspector and Examiner additional assistance is required for the examination of any of the county offices, State institutions, offices or officers, the State Inspector is authorized to examine, he may, with the approval of the Governor, employ such necessary assistants and their compensation shall be fixed in advance by agreement between the State Inspector and Examiner and the Governor and such assistants. In addition to the salary and compensation herein authorized to be paid, the State Inspector and Examiner and the Governor may allow to such assistants employed hereunder their actual necessary traveling expenses while engaged in the service of the State. Such compensation and expenses herein provided shall be paid upon the warrant of the Auditor when there has been filed with him an itemized statement of such salary and expenses, subscribed and sworn to by such assistants and approved by the State Inspector and Examiner and also approved by the Governor.

Second. That Section 5 of the Act entitled: "An Act concerning the State Inspector and Examiner,” which was approved January 13, 1893, and published in the Session Acts of 1891, 1892 and 1893 at Chapter 127, be amended by striking therefrom the following language:

"He shall also have authority to investigate and examine into the conduct of any other officer in this Commonwealth who is authorized to receive or collect any money due or going to the Commonwealth, or who has the management or control of any property belonging to the State, or in which the State is interested, touching his official conduct thereupon."

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