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CHAP. 43

Chapter 43.

An Act to insure the better education of practitioners of Dental Surgery, and to regulate the

practice of Dentistry in the State of Maine.

Practice of dentistry by incompetent persone, prohibited.

-penalty for violation.

Board of examiners created.

-appointment and tenure.

-vacancies, how filled.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives. in Legislature assembled, as follows:

Sect. 1. No person shall practice, attempt to practice, or hold himself out to be a practitioner of dentistry or dental surgery until he or she shall have first received a certificate as hereinafter provided ; and whoever violates the provisions of this section, shall be fined not less than twenty-five, nor more than one hundred dollars for each offense. This section shall take effect three months after the approval of this act.

SECT. 2. A board of examiners, to consist of five dentists of good standing, who have been in the practice of dentistry in this state not less than five years, is hereby created. The members of said board shall be appointed by the governor, with advice and consent of council, to hold office for the term of three years and until their successors are qualified, except,

, however, that the first five members to constitute said board shall be appointed to hold as follows: two for the term of one year, two for two years and one for three years. Vacancies in said board at any time occurring shall be filled by the governor in accordance with the provisions of this section.

SECT. 3. Before entering upon their duties the members of said board shall take and subscribe the oaths prescribed by law to be taken by other officers appointed in like manner. As soon as convenient after their appointment the members of said board shall meet and organize, by choosing one of their number who shall serve as president and another as secretary for the ensuing year and until their successors are chosen, and sball meet annually thereafter at a time and place to be determined by said board at its previous annual meeting, and may meet at such other times and places as said board may deem necessary. A majority of the members of said board shall constitute a quorum, a true record of whose proceedings shall be kept by the secretary and shall be open at all reasonable times to public inspection.

The secretary under direction of the board, shall further keep a register in which shall be entered the name, residence and place of business of every person authorized under this act to practice dentistry, and shall certiíy a copy of the same to the secretary

Membere shall be sworn.

-choose president and secretary

-annual meeting.

-quorum.

-duties of secretary.

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of state, who shall enter the same in a book to be kept for

the purpose.

certificate.

satisfactory

shall be entitled to register.

Sect. 4. Every person engaged in the practice of dentistry Persong

practicing or dental surgery in this state at the time of approval of this dentistry, shall act shall, within three months thereafter, cause his or her name, residence and place of business to be registered with said board of examiners. The statements of every such person shall be verified under oath before a notary public or justice of the peace in such manner as may be prescribed by the board, and upon due compliance and payment of the fee as provided in section seven of this act, shall receive from - shall receive said board a certificate in due form, signed by the president and attested by the secretary authorizing such persons to practice dentistry in the state.

Sect. 5. Any person desiring to practice dentistry or Persons passing dental surgery in this state, who is not entitled to register examination; under the preceding section, upon first passing a satisfactory examination before said board, in anatomy, physiology, pathology, therapeutics, chemistry and the theory and practice of dentistry; and on payment of the fee as provided in section seven of this act, shall be entitled to registration and shall receive a certificate as provided in section four of this act.

Sect. 6. The secretary of said board may grant a tempo- Secretary may rary permit to practice dentistry to any suitable person who permit to pracshall tile with said secretary his application therefor, and shall deposit with him the sum of ten dollars, to be applied towards the payment of said applicant's examination fee. Such permit shall be valid only until the next meeting of said board.

SECT. 7. The board shall receive from the applicant for Feos. each certificate issued under section four of this act, the sum of one dollar. For the examination of each person under the provisions of section five, twenty dollars, which shall in no case be returned but shall entitle the applicant to another examination without payment of additional fees. The above fees shall be in full for all services and expenses.

SECT. 8. Nothing in this act shall be so construed as to Physicians and restrict or interfere with physicians and surgeons in the dis- not be charge of their professional duties, or with any citizen in the extraction of teeth in cases of emergency.

grant temporary

.

surgeons shall

restricted.

Approved March 4, 1891.

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When

agree as to

of passengers

award in the matter.

CHAP. 44

Chapter 44.
An Act to amend section one hundred and nineteen of chapter fifty-one of the Revised

Statutes, relating to Railroads,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

in Legislature assembled, as follows: Sec. 119, ch. 51, Section one hundred and nineteen of chapter fifty-one of R. S., amended.

the revised statutes, is hereby amended by adding and inserting after the word "matters” in the third line of said section the following: 'or when the managers of the latter road neglect or fail or refuse to perform the requirements, provisions or conditions of the charter under which they hold and operate their railroad and acts additional and amendatory thereto,' so that said section as amended, shall read as follows:

•Sect. 119. When the managers of a railroad authorized railroads do not to cross or connect with another road, are unable to agree transportation therewith, as to transportation of passengers and freight over and freight, they their roads, and upon other matters, or when the managers may apply to the commission of the latter road neglect or fail or refuse to perform the

requirements, provisions or conditions of the charter under which they hold and operate their railroad and acts additional and amendatory thereto, they may apply to said commissioners in writing, and either of them may indorse an order of notice thereon to all interested, fixing a time and place for hearing; and the applicant shall cause such order to be complied with. At such hearing any corporation or person claiming to be interested, may be made a party and be heard thereon, though not named in the application ; said commissioners have the authority of courts of law to summon witnesses, and compel their attendance and testimony, and depositions may be taken and used as in suits at law. When the hearing is closed, they shall determine and award the rates for transporting passengers, freight or cars over the road of each, or over any road on which either is a common carrier by contract or otherwise, and all other matters in controversy between the two roads arising from such connecting or crossing, or the times of doing so; and may require either party to give security to the other for the payment of balances resulting from their mutual business, on such terms as they deem equitable; and may determine that their award may be suspended, after its acceptance, at the election of the party

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injured by the non-performance of the conditions thereof by the other.'

Approved March 4. 1891.

Chapter 45.
An Act in addition to chapter twenty-seven, chapter seventeen, section twenty-three of chapter

one hundred and thirty-three, and section one, chapter one hundred and thirty-five of the
Revised Statutes, with amendments thereto, relating co Intoxicating Liquors.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows: All of the provisions of chapter twenty-seven, chapter All provisione

of law relating seventeen, section twenty-three of chapter one hundred and to the sale of thirty-three, and section one of chapter one hundred and liquors made to

to liquors

imported thirty-five of the revised statutes, with all amendments in the original

package. thereof, and all additions thereto, so far as they relate to intoxicating liquors, are hereby made to apply to all intoxicating liquor imported in the original package.

Approved March 4, 1891.

R. S., amended.

Chapter 46.

7 An Act to amend section sixty.four of chapter seventy of the Revised Statutes, relating to

Insolvency Proceedings. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows: 1893-240

Section sixty-four of chapter seventy of the revised statutes sec. 64, ch. 70. is hereby amended, so that it shall read as follows: SECT. 64.

Any person whose debts do not amount to Any person three hundred dollars, may at any time assign, convey and not amount to deliver to the register of the probate court of the county assignment. within which he resides, all of his real and personal estate, rights and credits not exempt from attachment and seizure on execution, together with a schedule of the same, signed by such debtor, and a list of all his creditors, with their places -proceedings. of residence, so far as known, and thereupon the register shall, with the approval of the judge, appoint the time for a hearing thereon before the judge, or such person as he appoints to take such examination, and shall give such notice

whose debts do

$300 may make

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to the creditors, of the time and place of such hearing as the judge orders, and any creditor may appear at such hearing and be heard, and examine the debtor, under oath, concerning his business, property and effects, and the disposal thereof. Such examination shall be confined within such limits as the judge directs, and in no case shall it extend to any matters arising prior to the time of the contracting of the debts owed by such debtor at the time of his examination. If it appears to the judge that the debtor has assigned, conveyed and delivered to the register all his said real and personal estate, rights and credits, and that he has disclosed the names and places of residence of all creditors known to him, he shall administer to him the following oath : •I,

swear that the account of my creditors contained in the schedule made and signed by me is true, according to niy best knowledge and belief; and I further swear that I have delivered to

the register of probate, all my estate, rights and credits, except such as are exempt from attachment and seizure on execution; and I further swear that no part of my estate, rights or credits, has been made over, concealed, or disposed of in any manner, for the future benefit of myself, my family, or any other person, or to defraud my creditors :' unless he has discovered, by such examination, such facts as render it inconsistent for the debtor to take such oath, or finds that any of the statements made by him upon said examination are not true. When such debtor bas taken and subscribed said oath, the judge shall give him a certificate thereof under his hand, and thereupon he shall be thenceforth released and discharged from arrest upon mesne process or execution arising from any debt contracted prior to the taking such oath, and owing to any creditor named in said schedule, and he shall not be required to submit himself to examination under provisions of chapter one hundred and thirty-seven of public laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven as to any matters arising prior to the time of taking such oath. This section also applies to any person arrested or committed to jail upon mesne process or execution, and such debtor shall be taken by the jailer, or officer having him in charge, before the court for the purposes herein specified. After the assignment and conveyance herein provided, the register shall dispose of said debtor's property and effects to the best advantage, depositing

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