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Bulletin No. 19
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU
THE BOROUGH LAW
JOHN H. FERTIG, Assistant Director
ELMER S. WELSH, ESQ.
This publication was prepared pursuant to the direction of the General Assembly contained in the General Appropriation Act of July 16, 1917.
The necessity, at this time, of such a publication is apparent. At the session of the General Assembly of 1915 the borough laws were codified in an act known as "THE GENERAL BOROUGH ACT." The main purpose of this act was to produce a systematic, harmo nious, and simplified arrangement of the borough law. Approximately two hundred and seventy-five acts of Assembly were repealed by this act.
Being substantially a re-enactment of the existing law, the source of the various provisions of the code is of immeasurable value to the student of this branch of the law. With this information the reader may readily ascertain the various adjudications theretofore made by the courts and trace the history of the legislation.
In addition to the provisions of "THE GENERAL BOROUGH ACT," this publication contains in the appendix, the laws on subjects excluded from the code, arranged by chapters. Such for instance are chapters on Municipal Claims, Indebtedness, Public Health, State and State-aid Roads, etc. This appendix also contains the acts passed at the sessions of 1915 and 1917, which were not included in the code.
After each section and clause of the General Borough Act has been inserted a note, giving a citation of the act from which the section or clause in question was drafted, and noting such changes as were made from the original act. The act has also been fully annotated with such cases as have been decided since its adoption. The acts published in the appendix have been annotated with all the leading cases.
A table of cases, table of acts, and an analytical index have been added after the appendix.
For convenience in indexing, and to facilitaté use, new section numbers, in parenthesis, have been inserted at the beginning of each section and clause running consecutively through the publica
We will appreciate if the reader will call to our attention any errors or omissions.
JAMES N. MOORE,
September 1, 1918.