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rated on such claims: Prorided, however, That the provosions Iprovisions of the act shall not be construed to extend to creditors who held a duly recorded mortgage upon the property attached, which was given for a debt actually existing from such a mortgage before the labor was performed.
Bureau of labor statistics. SECTION 299. There is hereby established a separate and distinct Bureau bureau to be known as the bureau of labor statistics of the Statetablished. of Colorado, which bureau shall be charged with the collection of statistics pertaining to the internal resources of the State, labor and agricultural. The secretary of state shall be designated the Commissionex officio commissioner of said bureau. He shall appoint a deputye within ten (10) days after the approval of this act, who shall
Deputy.. hold his office for the term of two years. He shall be an elector of this State, well versed in the collection of statistics, and matters relating thereto. The deputy of statistics shall, within twenty days after receiving his commission, and before entering upon the duties of his office, give bonds to the State of Colorado in the sum of two thousand ($2,000) dollars to be approved by the attorneygeneral. Said deputy shall receive an annual salary of eighteen hundred dollars ($1,800), payable as other State officers.
Sec. 300. The duties of the commissioner shall be to collect, sys- Duties. tematize, and present in biennial reports to the legislature, statistical details relating to all departments of labor in the State, such as the hours and wages of labor, cost of living, amount of labor required, estimated number of persons depending on daily labor for their support, the estimated number of persons employed by the several industries with the State, the operation of labor-saving machinery in its relation to hand labor etc. Said statistics may be classified as follows: 1st. In agriculture.
Classes of sta. 2nd. In mining. 3rd. In mechanical and manufacturing industries. 4th. In transportation.
5th. In clerical and all other skilled and unskilled labor not above mentioned.
6th. The amount of cash capital invested in lands, in building and machinery, severally, and means of production and distribution generally.
7th. The number, age, sex and condition of persons employed; the nature of their employment; the extent to which the apprenticeship system prevails in the various skilled industries; the number of hours of labor per day; the average length of time employed per annum, and the net wages received in each of the industries and employments within the State.
8th. The number and condition of the unemployed, their age, sex and nationality, together with the cause of their idleness.
9th. The sanitary conditions of lands, workshops, dwellings; the Dumber and size of rooms occupied by the workers etc.; the cost of fuel, rent, food, clothing and water in each locality of the State; also the extent to which labor-saving processes are employed to the displacement of hand labor.
10th. The number and condition of the Chinese in the State; their social and sanitary habits ; number of married and of single; the number employed and the nature of their employment; the average wages per day at each employment, and the gross amount yearly; the amount expended by them in rent, food and clothing, and in what proportion such amounts are expended for foreign and home productions respectively; to what extent their labor comes in competition with the other industrial classes of the State.
11th. The number, condition and nature of the employment of the inmates of the State prison, county jails and reformatory institutions, and to what extent their employment comes in compe
tition with the labor of mechanics, artisans and laborers outside of these institutions.
12th. All such other information in relation to labor as the commissioner may deem essential to further the objects sought to be attained by this statute.
13th. A description of the different kinds of labor organizations in existence in the State, and what they accomplish in favor of
the class for which they were organized. Quarterly SEC, 300a. The commissioner of the bureau of labor statistics of bulletins.
the State of Colorado, is hereby authorized by the provisions of this act to compile and issue every three months in each calendar year a four-page bulletin containing statistics pertaining to labor or industries of the State, so that the public may have the benefit of immediate information on such subject as is contained in the
bulletin. Free distribu- Sec. 300b. Not more than three thousand copies of said bulletin tion.
shall be issued quarterly and distributed free to the public. The printing of said bulletins shall be paid for in the same manner and from the same fund as State officers' reports: Prorided, That nothing contained in this act shall in any manner affect an act of 1887, creating the State bureau of labor statistics and specifying
the duties of the commissioner thereof. Duties of SEC. 301. It shall be the duty of all State, county and precinct officers, officers to furnish, upon the written request of the commissioner,
all the information in their power necessary to assist in carrying
out the objects of this act. Hindering SEC. 302. Any person who willfully impedes or obstructs the commissioner. commissioner in the full and free performance of his duties, shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than ten (10) nor more than fifty ($50) dollars, or imprisonment not less than seven (7) nor more than thirty (30) days in the county jail, or both.
Sec. 304. The commissioner shall have power to send for persons whenever, in his opinion, it is necessary. And he may examine witnesses under oath, being hereby authorized to administer the same in the performance of his duty, and the testimony so taken
must be filed and preserved in the office of said commissioner. Strikes
SEC. 307. If any difference shall arise between any corporation lockouts. or person, employing twenty-five or more employees, and such em
ployees, threatening to result, or resulting in a strike on the part of such employees, or a lockout on the part of such employer, it shall be the duty of the commissioner, when requested so to do by fifteen or more of said employees, or by the employers, to visit the place of such disturbance, and diligently seek to mediate between such employer and employees.
Employment of children. Immoral,
SECTION 409. It shall be unlawful for any person having the care, etc., occupa-custody or control of any child under the age of fourteen years, to tion's forbid- exhibit, use or employ as an actor or performer in any concert hall
or room where intoxicating liquors are sold or given away, or in any variety theater, or for any illegal, obscene, indecent or immoral purpose, exhibition or practice whatsoever, or for or in any business, exhibition or vocation injurious to the health or dangerous to the life or limb of such child, or cause, procure or encourage such child to engage therein. Nothing in this section contained shall apply to or affect the employment or use of any such child as a singer or musician in any church, school or academy, or at any respectable entertainment, or the teaching or learning the science
or practice of music. Employing SEC. 410. It shall also be unlawful for any person to take, rechildren. ceive, hire, employ, use, exhibit or have in custody any child under
the age and for the purpose prohibited in the first section of
this act. Penalty. SEC. 412. Any person who shall be convicted of violating any of
the provisions of the preceding sections of this act, shall be fined
not exceeding one bundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding three months, or both, in the discretion of the court; and upon conviction for a second or any subsequent offense, shall be fined not exceeding two hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding six months.
SEC. 417. It shall be unlawful for any person, persons or corpo- Employment ration to employ any child under the age of fourteen to labor in during school
hours. any business whatever during the school hours of any school day of the school term of the public school in the school district where such child is, unless such child shall have attended some public or private day school where instruction was given by a teacher qualified to instruct in those branches required to be taught in the public school of the State of Colorado, or shall have been regularly instructed at home in such branches, by some person qualified to instruct in the same, at least twelve weeks in each year, eight weeks at least of which shall be consecutive, and shall, at the time of such employment, deliver to the employer a certificate in writing, signed by the teacher, certifying to such attendance or instruction; and any, person, persons or corporation who shall employ any child contrary to the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and fined in a sum not less than twenty-five (25) dollars nor more than fifty (50) dollars, and all fines so collected shall be paid into the county treasury, and placed to the credit of the school district in which the offense Occurs.
SEC. 420. It shall be the duty of any school director of the dis- Enforcement. trict to inquire into all cases of neglect of the duty prescribed in this act, and ascertain from the person neglecting, the reason, if any, therefor; and he shall forthwith proceed to secure the prosecution of any offense occurring under this aet; and any director neglecting to secure such prosecution for such offense, within ten days after a written notice has been served on him by any taxpayer in said district, unless the person so complained of shall be exeused by the district board of education for the reasons hereinbefore stated, shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and fined in a sum not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars; and such fine, when collected, shall be paid into the county treasury and placed to the credit of the school district in which the offense occurs. All actions for offenses committed under this act shall be prosecuted for in the name of the State of Colorado.
SEC. 422. Two weeks' attendance, at half time or night school, Night schools. shall be considered within the meaning of the article equivalent to an attendance of one week at a day school.
SECTION 1295. It shall not be unlawful for any two or more per- Workingmen sons to unite, or combine, or agree in any manner, to advise or may combine. encourage, by peaceable means, any person or persons to enter into any combination in relation to entering into or remaining in the employment of any person, persons or corporation, or in relation to the amount of wages or compensation to be paid for labor, or for the purpose of regulating the hours of labor, or for the pro- Objects. curing of fair and just treatment from (for) employees, or for the purpose of aiding and protecting their welfare and interests in any other manner not in violation of the constitution of this State or the laws made in pursuance thereof: Provided, That this Proviso. aet shall not be so construed as to permit two or more persons, by threats of either bodily or financial injury, or by any display of force, to prevent or intimidate any other person from continuing in such employment as he may see fit, or to boycott or intimidate any employer of labor.
Sunday labor-Barbers. SECTION 1370a. It shall be a misdemeanor for any person to Barbering forearry on the business of barbering on Sunday in any city of the
first or second class, whether incorporated by general law or special charter, in the State of Colorado.
SEC. 1370b. Any one found guilty of violating the first (abore] section of this act, shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25) nor more than fifty dollars ($50), or imprisoned in the county jail not less than fifteen (15) nor more than thirty (30) days, or both, in the discretion of the court.
Age of employment of telegraph operators on railroads.
Limit of 18 SECTION 1396a. No railroad company operating a line or lines of years.
railroad wi’hin this State shall hire or employ any person or persons as telegraph operators for the purpose of receiving or transmitting telegraph messages or train orders for the movement of trains, unless said person or persons are at least eighteen (18) years of age, and who have had not less than one year's experi
ence as a telegraph operator. Penalty.
SEC. 1396b. Any railroad company, its officers or agents, violating the provisions of this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each and every offense.
Liability of employers for injuries to employees. Injury caused SECTION 1511a. Where, after the passage of this act, personal by
injury is caused to an employee, who is himself in the exercise of
due care and diligence at the time: Defects; (1) By reason of any defect in the condition of the ways, works
or machinery connected with or used in the business of the employer, which arose from or had not been discovered or remedied owing to the negligence of the employer, or of any person in the service of the employer, and intrusted by him with the duty of seeing that the ways, works and machinery were in proper condition;
or Negligence of (2) By reason of the negligence of any person in the service of superin tend- the employer, intrusted with exercising superintendence whose ent;
sole or principal duty is that of superintendence; or person in (3) By reason of the negligence of any person in the service of charge of rail- the employer who has the charge or control of any switch, signal, road signal, locomotive engine or train upon a railroad, the employee, or in
case the injury results in death the parties entitled by law to sue and recover for such damages shall have the same right of compensation and remedy against the employer, as if the employee had not been an employee of or in the service of the employer or en
gaged in his or its work. Damages. SEC. 1511b. The amount of compensation recoverable under this
act, in case of a personal injury resulting solely from the negligence of a coemployee, shall not exceed the sum of five thousand
dollars. No action for the recovery of compensation for injury or Notice. death under this act shall be maintained unless written notice of
the time, place and cause of the injury is given to the employer Limitation,
within sixty days, and the action is commenced within two years from the occurrence of the accident causing the injury or death. But no notice given under the provisions of this section shall be deemed invalid or insufficient solely by reason of any inaccuracy in stating the time, place or cause of injury: Provided, It is shown that there was no intention to mislead, and that the party
entitled to notice was not in fact misled thereby. Contractors' SEC. 1511c. Whenever an employee enters into a contract, either employees. written or verbal, with an independent contractor, to do part of
such employer's work, or whenever such contractor enters into a contract with a subcontractor to do all or a part of the work comprised in such contract or contracts with the employer, such contract or subcontract shall not bar the liability of the employer for injuries to the employees of such contractor or subcontractor, by reason of any defect in the condition of the ways, works,
machinery or plant, if they are the property of the employer or furnished by him, and if such defect arose or had not been discovered or remedied through the negligence of the employer or of some person intrusted by him with the duty of seeing that they were in proper condition.
Sec. 1511d. An employee or those entitled by law to sue and re- Knowledge of corer, under the provisions of this act, shall not be entitled under defect. this act to any right of compensation or remedy against his employer in any case where such employee knew of the defect or neg. ligence which caused the injury, and failed within a reasonable time to give or cause to be given information thereof to the employer or to some person superior to himself in the service of his employer, who had intrusted to him some general superintendence.
SEC. 1511e. If the injury sustained by the employee is clearly the Liability of result of the negligence, carelessness or misconduct of a coem
fellow-servant. ployee the coemployee shall be equally liable under the provisions of this act, with the employer, and may be made a party defendant in all actions brought to recover damages for such injury. l'pon the trial of such action, the court may submit to and require the jury to find a special verdict upon the question as to whether the employer or his vice-principal was or was not guilty of negligence proximately causing the injury complained of; or whether such injury resulted solely from the negligence of the coemployee, and in case the jury by their special verdict find that the injury was solely the result of the negligence of the employer or viceprincipal, then and in that case the jury shall assess the full amount of plaintiff's damages against the employer, and the suit shall be dismissed as against the employee; but in case the jury by their special verdict find that the injury resulted solely from the negligence of the coemployee, the jury may assess damages both against the employer and employee.
Sec. 1511f. Every corporation, company or individual who may Acts of fel. employ agents, servants or employees, such agents, servants or low-servants. employees being in the exercise of due care, shall be liable to respond in damages for injuries or death sustained by any such agent, employee or servant, resulting from the carelessness, omission of duty or negligence of such employer, or which may have resulted from the carelessness, omission of duty or negligence of any other agent, servant or employee of the said employer, in the same manner and to the same extent as if the carelessness, omission of duty or negligence causing the injury or death was that of the employer.
Sec. 1511g. All acts, and parts of acts, in conflict herewith are hereby repealed: Provided, however, That this act shall not be strued. construed to repeal or change the existing laws relating to the right of the person injured, or in case of death, the right of the husband or wife, or other relatives of a deceased person, to maintain an action against the employer.
This act (sections 15111, 1511g) is constitutional. 86 Pac. Rep. 313.
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Protection of employees as voters.
SECTION 1625wj. * no one who is the employer, agent, Employers, superintendent, manager or boss of a number of employees, of any etc.,, not to be company, corporation, or person, carrying on mining or manufac- clerks, turing, or railroad operations in any precinct, shall be appointed a judge or clerk of election; SEC. 1625w1.
No one who is the employer, agent, man- Nor watchers ager, superintendent or boss of a number of employees of any at polls. company, corporation, or person, carrying on mining, manufacturing or railroad operations in such precinct, shall be appointed such watcher, [at a polling place)
Sec. 162511. Any person entitled to vote at a general election beld within this state, shall, on the day of such election, be en- to be allowed. titled to absent himself away from any service or employment in which he is then engaged or employed for a period of two hours
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