Act of Jun. 7, 1895, P.L. 167, No. 107              Cl. 63
                                  AN ACT

     To provide for the better protection of life and health by
        diminishing the danger from infectious and contagious
        diseases through the creation of a State Board of Undertakers
        in the cities of the first, second and third classes, with
        systematic examinations, registration and licenses for all
        entering the business of burying the dead, and penalties for
        violation of the provisions thereof.

        Section 1.  Appointment, qualifications and terms of members;
        The Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the
     Senate, shall, as soon as practicable after the passage of this
     act, appoint five persons who shall be practicing undertakers,
     and such appointees shall constitute a State Board of
     Undertakers; one of the persons so appointed shall hold office
     for one year, one for two years, one for three years, et cetera,
     unless sooner removed; appointments to fill vacancies caused by
     death, resignation or removal before the expiration of terms
     shall be made for the residue of such terms by the Governor,
     subject to the consent of the Senate; and all appointments to
     fill vacancies caused by expirations of terms shall be made in
     the same manner, and shall be for a period of three years each.
     1895, June 7, P.L. 167, Sec. 1.
        Section 2.  Oath of office and officers
        The members of said board, before entering upon their duties,
     shall respectively take and subscribe the oath required by other
     State officers, which shall be filed in the office of the
     Secretary of the Commonwealth, who is hereby authorized to
     administer the same.  They shall have power to elect out of
     their own number a president, and adopt such regulations for the
     transaction of the business of the board and the management of
     its affairs as they may deem expedient.  1895, June 7, P.L. 167,
     Sec. 2.
        Section 4.  Meetings of board
        Said board shall meet at least once every year, and may also
     hold special meetings as frequently as the proper and efficient
     discharge of its duties shall require, at a time and place to be
     fixed by the rules and by-laws of the board, and the rules and
     by-laws of the board shall provide for the giving of timely
     notice of all meetings to every member of the board.  A majority
     of the members shall, at any meeting, organize and constitute a
     quorum for the transaction of business.  1895, June 7, P.L. 167,
     Sec. 4.
        Section 10.  Annual report
        It shall be the duty of said board on or before the first
     Monday of January of each and every year to make a report in
     writing to the Governor of this State, containing a detailed
     statement of the nature of the receipts and the manner of
     expenditures, and any balance of money remaining at the end of
     the year after the payment of the necessary expenses, including
     the salary of the secretary and the traveling and other
     necessary expenses of the members of the board incurred in the
     discharge of their duties as such shall be reserved by the
     treasurer of said board to meet the necessary expenses of
     ensuing years.  1895, june 7, P.L. 167, Sec. 10.