SUPPLEMENTARY ACT, CITIES ANNEXATION OF LAND
                  Act of May 28, 1907, P.L. 295, No. 223              Cl. 53
                               A SUPPLEMENT

     To an act, entitled "An act for the annexation of any city,
        borough, township, or part of a township, to a contiguous
        city, and providing for the indebtedness of the same,"
        approved the twenty-eighth day of April, Anno Domini one
        thousand nine hundred and three; to enable territory now
        annexed, or which may hereafter be annexed under the
        provisions of said act, to be arranged and erected into a
        ward, or wards, of the city to which it is annexed; and
        providing the procedure for that purpose, and for the proper
        representation of the ward or wards erected.

        Compiler's Note:  Section 4701 of Act 317 of 1931 provided
            that Act 223 is repealed insofar as it relates to third
            class cities.
        Section 1.  Be it enacted, &c., That whenever in this
     Commonwealth, now or hereafter, any city, borough, township, or
     part of a township, has been or shall be annexed to a contiguous
     city, under the provisions of the act of the General Assembly of
     the State of Pennsylvania, entitled "An act for the annexation
     of any city, borough, township, or part of a township, to a
     contiguous city, and providing for the indebtedness of the
     same," approved the twenty-eighth day of April, Anno Domini one
     thousand nine hundred and three, and is now, or may hereafter
     become, a part of the city to which it is annexed, that the
     territory thus annexed shall, as soon as practicable, be
     arranged and erected into a ward, or wards, of the same city to
     which it is annexed, in the following manner by the following
     procedure; namely:--
        There shall be presented to the court of quarter sessions of
     the county in which the decree for annexation has been entered,
     a petition, signed by at least twenty per centum of the
     qualified voters as shown by the registry for the last preceding
     election of the city, borough, township, or part of a township,
     so annexed, setting forth the decree of annexation, the date and
     place of record thereof, and praying said court to make such
     order or decree as will give to the people of the annexed
     territory representation in the different branches of government
     of said city, by erecting from said annexed territory, and
     creating therefrom, a ward, or wards, thereof; and thereupon it
     shall be the duty of the said court to make such order or decree
     as will give to the people of such annexed territory
     representation in the different branches of government of said
     city, and that will entitle the citizens of such annexed
     territory to enjoy and exercise full rights of citizenship in
     the city to which such territory has been annexed, by erecting
     and creating from said annexed territory a ward, or wards,
     thereof, to be duly constituted a ward, or wards, of the city to
     which such territory has been annexed and become a part; and
     said court shall number the ward or wards thus erected and
     created; and shall determine, and set forth in said decree,
     whether said annexed territory shall be erected into and created
     one ward or more than one ward of the city to which such
     territory has been annexed and become a part of; which said
     decree shall be entered in full upon the records of said court,
     and certified copies thereof, by the clerk of said court, under
     the seal of said court, shall be delivered to and filed by the
     clerk of the councils of said city and the secretary of the
     school district, or board of the school district, in which said
     ward or wards become located.
        Section 2.  Whenever such annexed territory has been erected
     into and created a ward, or wards, of a city, as hereinbefore
     provided, it shall be the duty of the court of quarter sessions
     of the county to make such order or decree as may be necessary
     to constitute such ward or wards an election district, or
     election districts, in accordance with the laws of the
     Commonwealth of Pennsylvania now in force for such purposes, and
     appoint the election officers and place for holding the first
     election of ward officers and representatives, including an
     alderman, or aldermen, in such ward or wards, erected and
     created as hereinbefore provided; and for that purpose may order
     a special election, if said court shall deem the same necessary,
     to be conducted in the manner provided by law for conducting
     municipal elections. The officers elected at such special
     election shall hold their respective offices until their
     successors, who are hereby required to be elected at the
     municipal election held on the third Tuesday of February next
     succeeding the same, shall be duly qualified.