SMULL'S LEGISLATIVE HANDBOOK, PRINTING OF
                  Act of May 28, 1923, P.L. 462, No. 252              Cl. 46
                                  AN ACT

     Providing for the purchase of the copyright and property
        interest therein of Smull's Legislative Hand Book and Manual;
        providing for the future editing, compilation, and
        distribution thereof; and making an appropriation for such
        purpose.

        Section 1.  Be it enacted, &c., That the Superintendent of
     Public Printing and Binding, or such other officer as may
     hereafter be charged by law with the editing, procurement, and
     compilation of public documents of the Commonwealth, with the
     approval of the Governor, is hereby authorized to negotiate for
     and purchase from the owners thereof any and all copyrights and
     all rights, property, and interest which they may have in a
     publication known as "Smull's Legislative Hand Book and Manual
     of the State of Pennsylvania," and such copyright, rights,
     property, and interest therein when so purchased shall be
     legally assigned to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
        Section 2.  That hereafter said "Smull's Legislative Hand
     Book and Manual of the State of Pennsylvania" shall be edited,
     compiled, published, and distributed by the officer or officers
     by law charged with the editing, procurement, and distribution
     of public documents, and each issue thereof shall be copyrighted
     by such officer in the name of the Commonwealth.
        Section 3.  That on and after the compilation and publication
     of said "Smull's Legislative Hand Book and Manual of the State
     of Pennsylvania" for the year one thousand nine hundred and
     twenty-three, the same shall be issued biennially in odd-
     numbered years following the biennial session of the
     Legislature.