Act of Mar. 19, 1923, P.L. 20, No. 13               Cl. 16
                                  AN ACT

     Authorizing county commissioners to provide for the payment for
        the preparation of plans and specifications heretofore made
        for public buildings where no legal or valid contract was
        entered into as required by law.

        Section 1.  Be it enacted, &c., That whenever heretofore any
     plans or specifications for any county building or improvement,
     whether for county or poor purposes, have been prepared by any
     architect or engineer under contract or agreement between such
     architect or engineer and a board or boards, other than the
     board of county commissioners, acting under the presumption that
     the board entering into such contract had full and complete
     legal authority to do so, when in fact such contract should have
     been entered into by county commissioners, and such plans or
     specifications have been submitted to and accepted for the
     benefit of such county or district by the board with which the
     contract or agreement was made, the county commissioners of said
     county may, by resolution, recognize the moral obligation of the
     county, and provide for the payment of the fees of such
     architect or engineer for the preparation of such plans or
     specifications, or such part thereof as to them seems just and
     proper, out of the county funds.