HIGHWAY APPROPRIATIONS, CONSOLIDATION
                 Act of Jun. 27, 1923, P.L. 853, No. 329              Cl. 72
                                  AN ACT

     Providing for the consolidation of certain unexpended balances
        of appropriations made by the General Assembly, from time to
        time, to the State Highway Department for the same specific
        purpose or purposes.
        Section 1.  Be it enacted, &c., That the unexpended balances
     of all appropriations heretofore made, or which may hereafter be
     made, by the General Assembly to the State Highway Department or
     the Department of Highways for the same specific purpose, and
     available for the use of the State Highway Department or the
     Department of Highways until used as provided in section thirty-
     nine of the act, approved the thirty-first day of May, one
     thousand nine hundred and eleven (Pamphlet Laws, four hundred
     and sixty-eight), entitled "An act providing for the
     establishment of a State Highway Department, by the appointment
     of a State Highway Commissioner, two deputy State Highway
     Commissioners, chief engineer, chief draughtsman,
     superintendents of highways, and a staff of assistants and
     employes; defining their duties and the jurisdiction of the
     State Highway Department, and fixing salaries of commissioner
     and deputies and other appointees; providing for taking over
     from the counties or townships of the Commonwealth certain
     existing public roads connecting county seats, principal cities,
     and towns and extending to the State line; describing and
     defining same by route numbers as the State Highways of the
     Commonwealth; providing for the improvement, maintenance, and
     repair of said State Highways solely at the expense of the
     Commonwealth, and relieving the several townships or counties
     from any further obligation and expense to improve or maintain
     the same, and relieving said townships or counties of authority
     over same; requiring boroughs and incorporated towns to maintain
     certain State Highways wholly and in part; requiring the State
     Highway Commissioner to make maps to be complete records
     thereof; conferring authority on the State Highway Commissioner;
     providing for the payment of damages in taking of property, or
     otherwise, in the improvement thereof; providing for purchase or
     acquiring of turnpikes or toll-roads forming all or part of any
     State Highway, and procedure therein; providing for work of
     improvement of State Highways to be done by contract, except
     where the State Highway Commissioner decides the work to be done
     by the State; providing aid by the State to counties and
     townships desiring the same in the improvement of township or
     county roads; defining highways and State-aid highways;
     providing method of application for State aid in the
     improvement, maintenance, and repair of township or county
     roads, and prescribing the contents of township, county,
     borough, or incorporated town petitions; providing for
     percentage of cost of improvement or repairs to be paid by
     State, county, township, borough, or incorporated town, and
     requiring contracts by counties, townships, boroughs, and
     incorporated towns with Commonwealth governing same; providing
     for the minimum width of State Highways and State-aid highways,
     and kind of materials to be used in the improvement; providing
     for payment of cost of improvement and repairs; providing
     penalty for injuring or destroying State Highways; making
     appropriations to carry out the provisions of the act; and
     providing for the repeal of certain acts relating to Highway
     Department and improvement of roads, and of all acts or parts of
     acts inconsistent herewith; and providing that existing
     contracts are not affected by provisions of this act," its
     amendments and supplements, shall be carried forward to the
     appropriation for the current biennium and remain to the credit
     of the State Highway Department or the Department of Highways
     until expended in accordance with the provisions of the
     appropriation.
        Section 2.  The Secretary of Highways shall notify the
     Auditor General and the State Treasurer, in writing, of the
     amount of the unexpended balances, from time to time, to be
     carried forward as provided by this act. If the amount stated by
     the Secretary of Highways shall agree with the amount to the
     credit of the State Highway Department or the Department of
     Highways upon the records of the Auditor General and State
     Treasurer, the Auditor General and State Treasurer shall
     forthwith carry forward such amount upon their books of account.
     If the amount stated by the Secretary of Highways shall not
     agree with the amount as shown by the records of the Auditor
     General and the State Treasurer, it shall be the duty of the
     Secretary of Highways, the Auditor General, and the State
     Treasurer to confer and agree upon the proper amount to be
     carried forward on the books of the Auditor General and the
     State Treasurer, and after an agreement as to amount has been
     reached, the Auditor General and the State Treasurer shall
     forthwith carry forward on their books the amount agreed upon.