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Examina- SEC. 6. Said board shall hold public examinations at least four tions.
(4) times in each year in at least four (4) different cities in this State, at such times and places as it may determine, notice of such meetings to be given by a publication thereof at least ten (10) days before such meetings in the capital of the State and in the
county where such meeting is to be held. Certification
SEC. 7. Every person now engaged in the occupation of barber without examl- in this State shall, within ninety (90) days after the approval of
this act, file with the secretary of said board an affidavit setting forth his name, residence and the length of time during which,
and the places where he has practiced such occupation, and shall Fee.
pay to the treasurer of said board one (1) dollar, and a certificate of registration entitling him to practice said occupation thereupon
shall be issued to him. Applications. SEC. 8. Any person desiring to obtain a certificate of registration
under this act shall make application to said board therefor and Fee.
shall pay to the treasurer of said board an examination fee of five (5) dollars, and shall present himself at the next regular meeting of the board for the examination of applicants, whereupon said
board shall proceed to examine such person, and being satisfied Qualifica. that he is above the age of nineteen (19) years, of good moral tions,
character, free from contagious or infectious diseases, has either (A) studied the trade for three (3) years as an apprentice under a qualitied and practicing barber, or (B) studied the trade for at least three (3) years in a properly appointed and conducted barber school under the instructions of a competent barber, or (C) practiced the trade in another State for at least three (3) years, and is possessed of the requisite skill in said trade to properly perform all the duties thereof, including his ability in the preparation of the tools, shaving, hair cutting and all the duties and services incident thereto, and is possessed of sufficient knowledge concerning the common diseases of the face and skin to avoid the aggravation and spreading thereof in the practice of said trade; his name shall be entered by the board in the register hereafter provided for, and a certificate of registration shall be issued to him authorizing him to practice said trade in this State: Provided, That whenever it appears that applicant has acquired his knowledge of said trade in a barber school, the board shall be judges of whether said barber school is properly appointed and conducted and under proper instruction to give sufficient training in such trade.
All persons making application for examination under the provisions of this act shall be allowed to practice the occupation of
barbering until the next regular meeting of said board. Apprentices. SEC. 9. Nothing in this act shall prohibit any person from serving
as an apprentice in said trade under a barber authorized to practice the same under this act, nor from serving as a student in any school for the teaching of such trade under the instruction of a qualified barber : Provided, That in no barber shop shall there be more than one apprentice to two (2) barbers authorized under
this act to practice said occupation. Certificates. Sec. 10. Said board shall furnish to each person to whom a cer
tificate of registration is issued a card or insignia bearing the seal of the board and the signature of its president and secretary, certifying that the holder thereof is entitled to practice the occupation of barber in this State, and it shall be the duty of the holder of such card or insignia to post the same in a conspicuous place in front of his working chair, where it may be readily seen by all
persons whom he may serve. Register. SEC. 11. Said board shall keep a register in which shall be en
tered names of all persons to whom certificates are issued under this act, and said register shall be at all times open to public
inspection Revocation of SEC. 12. Said board shall have power to revoke any certificate certificates.
of registration granted by it under this act for (A) conviction of crime; (B) habitual drunkenness for six (6) months immediately before a charge duly made; (C) gross incompetency, or (D) con
tagious or infectious disease: Provided, That before any certificate shall be so revoked the holder thereof shall have notice in writing of the charge or charges against him, and shall at a day specified in said notice, at least five (5) days after the service thereof, be given a public hearing and full opportunity to produce testimony in his behalf and to confront the witnesses against him. Any person whose certificate has been so revoked may, after the expiration of ninety (90) days, apply to have the same regranted, and the same shall be regranted to him upon a satisfactory showing that the disqualification has ceased.
Sec. 13. To shave or trim the beard or cut the hair of any per- Definition. son for hire or reward received by the person performing such service, or any other person, shall be construed as practicing the occupation of barber within the meaning of this act.
SEC. 14. Any person practicing the occupation of barber without Penalty. having obtained a certificate of registration, as provided by this act, or willfully employing a barber who has not such a certificate, or falsely pretending to be qualified to practice such occupation under this act, or violation of any of the provisions of this act, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten (10) dollars or more than one hundred (100) dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than ten (10) days or more than ninety (90) days. CHAPTER 230.—Protection of wages of employecs of insolvent con
tractors on county work.
SECTION 1. In any county of this State having a population of Commissionover one hundred and seventy-five thousand (175,000) inhabitants, ers may audit
claims. any board of commissioners under whose direction any court-house or other public building has been erected for such county for court-house and county purposes, pursuant to special authority by law vested in such board, by whatever name, is hereby authorized and empowered to audit and allow the claims of mechanics and laborers for work and labor heretofore done and performed upon any such court-house or building, for any balance due them therefor from any contractor who, through insolvency, has failed and is unable to pay the same, and there is no other security or fund from which the same may be realized.
SEC. 2. Such board of commissioners may allow to such mechan- Claims to be ics or laborers severally the amount found justly and equitably paid. due them for such work and labor, and thereupon the same shall be deemed valid, legal claims against the said board, to be paid in due course out of the proper fund, as in other cases.
Sec. 3. The aggregate amount hereby authorized to be paid in Payment limany such case in satisfaction of such claims shall not exceed six- ited. teen hundred dollars ($1,600).
CHAPTER 319.-Examination and licensing of plumbers.
SECTION 1. It shall not be lawful for any person, persons, firm or Only regiscorporation engaged in the plumbing business in any city or town tered plumbers
to be employed. having a population of ten thousand (10,000) inhabitants or more, which has a system of sewer or water works in the State of Minnesota, to employ as journeyman plumber in said business any person, or persons, except those qualified to work as registered plumber(s); and no person shall be qualified to work as a registered plumber, or to act as plumbing inspector, unless said persons have (person has) made application and received from the State Board of Commissioners of Practical Plumbing a certificate of competency, and has complied with the provisions of this act.
SEC. 2. If any person or persons, after the passage of this act, Certificate reshall engage in, or work at the plumbing business as journeyman quired. plumber in any city or town having a population of ten thousand (10,000) inhabitants or more which has a system of sewer or water works in the State of Minnesota, without first complying with the provisions of this act, such person shall be deemed guilty
Penalty. of a misdemeanor, and subject to a fine of fifty (50) dollars for
each and every violation of said act; said fine to be sued for in the name of the State, and before any qualified justice of the peace
in said State. Board of com
Sec. 3. The governor shall appoint biennially five (5) persons, missioners.
who shall constitute a board of commissioners, which shall be known and designated as "The State Board of Commissioners of Practical Plumbing,” and who shall be elected as follows:
Five (5) practical plumbers, two (2) of whom shall be master plumbers engaged in the plumbing business, and resident freeholders of the State, two (2) shall be journeymen plumbers and freeholders of the State, the fifth (5th) to be one of the plumbing inspectors
of any first-class city in the State possessing the same qualifications, Duties. whose duty it shall be to faithfully and impartially execute, or cause
to be executed, all the provisions and requirements of this act; they shall upon application and in such manner and at such place as they may determine, provided said place of examination shall be within the limits of the State of Minnesota, examine each and every person who shall desire to work at the plumbing business, touching his competency and qualifications; and upon being satisfied that the person so examined is competent and qualified to work at said business, they or any three (3) of them, shall grant such person a certificate of competency, under the provisions of this act, and register him in their books as a practical plumber, which shall operate as full authority to him to conduct and engage in the said
business of plumbing. Terms of serv- SEC. 4. The commissioners appointed under this act shall hold ice.
their several offices for the period of two (2) years, without compensation, commencing from the first (1st) day of May, next succeeding the date of the passage of this act, and thereafter until their successors have been appointed and qualified ; said commissioners shall within thirty (30) days after notification of their appointment, each subscribe to an oath before the clerk of the supreme court of the State of Minnesota, to impartially and faithfully discharge the duties prescribed by this act; a failure to so qualify on the part of any appointee, within the time and manner named, shall create a vacancy, which the governor shall immediately proceed to fill by the appointment of some other practical plumber as required by the provisions of this act, as also in cases of death or resignation.
Sec. 5. The said board of commissioners shall demand and receive from each applicant for a certificate of competency, whom they examine and pass, the sum of three (3) dollars at the time of issuance of said certificate, and the sum of one (1) dollar for the
renewal thereof, each and every year thereafter, on or before Proviso. the first day of May: Provided, That no person who shall be
engaged in the general plumbing business at the time of the passage of this act, shall be required to make application for such certificate of competency for the period of one (1) year from the date of the passage of this act, commencing with the first day of May, next succeeding the passage of this act. Any person making application for examination under the provisions of this act and tendering the fee herein required, shall be permitted to practice said occupation of journeyman plumber until the first meeting of
the board after the filing of such application. Disposition of SEC. 6. The money received under the provisions of the foregomoneys.
ing section shall be used and applied by said commissioners to defray the expenses accruing or arising under this act, and all surplus over and above the necessary expenses under this act shall
be returned to the State treasurer for the use of the State. Power Sec. 7. The said board of commissioners are hereby empowered make rules.
to make such rules and regulations from time to time, for the proper execution of the provisions of this act, as in their judgment they may deem necessary and requisite; and they shall be required to make a report of the condition of the board to the governor biennially, on or before the first day of February.
Said board shall hold public examination at least four (4) Examinatimes a year in cities of over fifty thousand (50,000) inhabitants tions. successively at such times as it may determine, and shall give notice of such meetings by publication thereof at least twenty (20) days before such meeting is to be held.
ACTS OF 1901.
CHAPTER 151.-Free public employment offices.
SECTION 1. Any city of this State having over fifty thousand in- What habitants is hereby authorized and empowered to establish, main-may establish. tain, conduct and operate employment offices for the purpose of securing employment for others, or procuring or furnishing employees for others, and to provide by ordinance or otherwise for the regulation, management, maintenance and control of the same by such city, and for conducting the business of such employment offices.
CHAPTER 165.-Repayment of advances made by employers. SECTION 1. Every employee who, with intent to defraud, shall Accepting accept or receive transportation provided by or at the instance or with Intent to
transportation expense of his employer, from any point in this State to or in the defraud. direction of the place where he has contracted to perform labor for, or render services to such employer, or who shall knowingly, and with intent to defraud, accept or receive the benefit of any other pecuniary advancements made by or at the instance and cost of his employer, under an agreement on the part of such employee to perform labor or render services in repayment of the cost of such transportation or of such other benefits, shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, if he shall neglect or refuse to Misdemeanor. render services or perform labor of an equal value to the full amount paid for such transportation or other benefits; or shall neglect or refuse to pay such employer in money the amount paid therefor. The value of the services to be rendered, or labor to be performed, shall be determined by the price agreed to be paid therefor by such employer under his contract with the employee.
The failure or refusal of any such employee to perform such labor or to render such services in accordance with his contract, or to pay in money the amount paid for such transportation or other benefits, shall be prima facie evidence of , bis intent to defraud.
Sec. 2. Every person found guilty of such misdemeanor shall Penalty. be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars ($25) and by imprisonment of not less than ten (10) nor more than sixty (60) days.
CHAPTER 194.-Anti-trust act—Labor organizations erempt.
SECTION 6. Labor organizations shall not be termed trusts under Labor organithis act.
trusts. CHAPTER 195.—Examination and licensing of operators of passen
SECTION 1. No person shall hereafter run or operate any passen- Registry ger elevator in any city having a population of over fifty thousand quired. (50,000) of this State until he shall have been duly registered and licensed to run passenger elevators as hereinafter provided. SEC. 2 (as amended by chapter 45, Acts of 1902). Before any
Examination. person shall hereafter engage in running or operating any passenger elevator in any city of this State having a population of over fifty thousand, he shall register his name and place of residence with the building inspector, or if none the city engineer of said city in a book to be provided and kept by said building inspector, or, if none, the city engineer for the purpose, and shall submit to
an examination by and before said building inspector, or, if none, the city engineer, as to his age and knowledge of the mechanical construction and principal parts of passenger elevators, and as to his practical experience in operating the same, and his ability and competency to properly operate such passenger elevator and machinery, and shall make an application to said building inspector, or, if none, the city engineer for a license to operate passengers [sic] elevators. Such examination shall be held within ten days after such application, or at such other time as may be fixed by the building inspector, or if none, the city engineer : Provided, That nothing herein contained shall prevent any person who has made such application from running or operating any passenger
elevator until such examination is held as so required. Certificate. If such building inspector, or, if none, city engineer shall, upon
due and thorough examination, find that such applicant for license as aforesaid is possessed of suflicient knowledge, skill and ability to properly operate and run passenger elevators with safety to passengers therein, said building inspector, or, if none, city engineer shall issue to such applicant a license certificate stating that upon due and thorough examination they find that the licensee therein named is possessed of sufficient knowledge, skill and ability, and is competent to properly operate and run passenger elevators with safety to passengers therein, and duly licensing such applicant to operate and run passenger elevators in cities of this
State having a population of over fifty thousand. of li. All licenses issued under this act shall expire one year after
the date of issuing the same. Said building inspector, or, if none, city engineer, shall not issue such license to any person not possessing the qualifications, knowledge, skill and ability to properly
operate passenger elevators hereinbefore specified; every person License to be licensed to operate passenger elevators shall keep his license conposted.
spicuously posted in the carriage of the elevator which he operates : Provided, That before any license is issued the applicant shall pay to the authority issuing the same a fee of twenty-five cents, which shall be used only for the payment of incidental and necessary
expenses. Employing SEC. 3. No owner, agent, occupant or other person having unlicensed op- charge of any building in any city of this State, having a popula
tion of over fifty thousand shall procure, employ or permit, or cause to be procured, enployed or permitted, any person not duly licensed as herein provided to operate or run any passenger elevator or elevators in any such buildings of which such owner,
agent, occupant or other person having (has] charge or control. Penalty.
SEC. 4. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction be punished by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars, or upon default in the payment of such fine, by imprisonment not to exceed ninety days.
CHAPTER 310,--Hours of labor on public works. Eight hours a day's work.
SECTION 1. The service of all laborers, workmen and mechanics employed upon any public works of, or work done for the State of Minnesota, whether said work is done by contract or otherwise, shall be, and is hereby limited, and restricted to eight hours in any one calendar day; and it shall be unlawful for any officer of the State, or any person acting for or on behalf thereof, or any contractor or subcontractor for any part of any public works of, or work done for such State, or any persons, corporation, or association whose duty it shall be to employ or to direct and control the services of such laborers, workmen or mechanics, or who has in fact the direction or control of the services of such laborers, workmen or mechanics to require or permit them or any of them to labor more than eight hours in any one calendar day and except in cases of extraordinary emergency caused by fire, flood or danger to life and property, and except to work upon public, military or naval works or defenses in time of war, except in cases of employ