VALIDATE TITLE IN LANDS SOLD BY SCHOOL BOARDS AT PUBLIC AUCTION
                 Act of Sep. 23, 1959, P.L. 968, No. 398              Cl. 24
                                  AN ACT

     To validate and quiet the title to lands and buildings
        heretofore sold by board of school directors at public
        auction without full compliance with provisions of law
        authorizing such sales.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  Whenever any board of school directors shall have
     heretofore sold any unused and unnecessary lands and buildings
     by public auction, the sale of which by public auction is
     authorized under the provisions of the school laws of the
     Commonwealth, and such board of school directors has received
     the purchase price, then such sale shall be valid and binding on
     the school district, and all deeds or conveyances given by the
     school district for any such lands and buildings are hereby
     ratified, confirmed and validated, and such purchasers and their
     respective heirs, successors and assigns shall hold and may
     convey such titles and estates indefeasibly as to any rights of
     the school districts therein, notwithstanding the fact that the
     notice of the public auction was not published in the legal
     newspaper in the county, or by posting of handbills, nor over
     the exact period of time prescribed by law in one or more
     newspapers of general circulation published within the county or
     the school district and notwithstanding the fact that the terms
     and conditions of said sales were not fixed by the board of
     school directors in the motion or resolution authorizing said
     sales: Provided, That notice of such public auctions was
     published in one or more newspapers of general circulation
     published within the county or the school district for at least
     three times before the date fixed for said sales, each time
     being in a different week, and providing that the terms and
     conditions of said sales were fixed by the board of school
     directors prior to the holding of such sales, and providing also
     that all the other requirements of law concerning the
     authorization, advertising and holding of such sale have been
     complied with.
        Section 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.