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panied by a bond in the sum of five hundred dollars, running to the State, executed by two or more freeholders, approved and accepted by the clerk of the district court of the county or counties of their residence, conditioned for the payment of all costs and expenses arising from the investigation of the charges, setting forth that the inspector of mines neglects his duties or is incompetent, or is guilty of malfeasance in office, it shall be the duty of the judge of the district court of the county, to issue a citation in the name of the State to the said inspector, to appear at not less than five days' notice, on a day fixed, before said court, and the court shall then proceed to inquire into and investigate the allegations of the petitioners; such action shall be prosecuted by the county attorney.
SEC. 13. If the court finds that the said mine inspector is neglectful of his duties or incompetent to perform the duties of his office, or that he is guilty of malfeasance in office, the court shall certify the same to the governor, who shall declare the office of said mine inspector vacant, and proceed in compliance with the provisions of this act to supply the vacancy; and the costs of such investigation shall, if the charges are sustained, be imposed upon the State coal mine inspector. Approved March 7, 1907.
CHAPTER 134.- Mine regulations—Wash rooms for miners. SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the owner, operator or superintendent of any coal mine in the State of Montana, to provide a suitable building, not an engine or boiler house, which shall not be over eight hundred feet from and convenient to the principal entrance of such mine, for the use of the persons employed therein for the purpose of washing themselves and changing their clothes when entering the mine and returning therefrom. The said building shall be maintained in good order, be properly lighted and heated and supplied with pure cold and warm water, and be provided with facilities for persons to wash, and a suitable locker for each person to be used by him as a repository for his clothes. If any owner or operator of a coal mine shall fail to construct and maintain a washhouse as herein provided, he shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars per day for each day of such violation. If any person shall maliciously injure or destroy, or cause to be injured or destroyed, the said building or any part thereof, or any of the appliances or fittings used for supplying light, heat or water therein, or doing any act tending to the injury or destruction thereof, he shall be deemed guilty of an offense against this act, and shall be subject to a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars or imprisonment of not less than five days nor more than sixty days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in full force from and after six calendar months next following its passage and approval. Approved March 7, 1907.
CHAPTER 144.—Extortion-Refusal to pay wages due employees. SECTION 1. Chapter VI, of Title XIII, of the Penal Code of the State of Montana, relating to extortion, is hereby amended by adding thereto, a section to be designated as section 924, and which is as follows:
Section 924. Every person, company or corporation indebted to another person for labor, or any agent of any person, copartnership, or corporation so indebted, who shall, with intent to secure from such other person a discount upon the payment of such indebtedness, willfully refuse to pay the same, or falsely deny the same, or the amount or validity thereof, or that the same is due, is guilty of a misdemeanor: Provided, however, That nothing herein contained shall prohibit any employer from fixing regular pay days for the payment of wages or salary earned in the calendar month immediately preceding such pay days, except in cases where the employee is discharged.
Approved March 7, 1907.
ACTS OF 1907.
CHAPTER 37.— Earnings of married women.
SECTION 12. The earnings of the wife are not liable for the debts of the husband. Approved March 18, 1907.
CHAPTER 44.—Payment of wages in scrip. SECTION 1. The provisions of section 2355 of the Compiled Laws of 1897 [prohibiting mine operators and merchants from paying wages in scrip) shall not apply in any instance where the issuance of script (scrip], check, draft, or order, is upon the voluntary request or at the instance of the party to whom issued, but only in cases where the employer seeks to compel, coerce, or influence the employee against his will to accept the same. Approved March 18, 1907.
CHAPTER 96.-Employers to furnish names of taxable employees. SECTION 1. Any person, firm or corporation, having in his, theirs (their), or its, employ any male person or persons required by law, to pay a poll tax, or to do public road work, shåll on demand of the clerk of the school board of any school district, wherein such employees may reside and are required by law to pay a poll tax, furnish to him a list of the names of all employees residing in such school district, liable by law to pay a poll tax; and on the demand of the road overseer of any precinct, shall likewise furnish to him a list of all employees residing in such precinct who are required by law to work on the public roads therein; and if the clerk of any school district or road overseer, shall find on such list so furnished to him as by this act provided, the name or names of any person or persons who have not paid his poll tax or work on the public roads or paid a road tax in lieu of such work as required by law, such clerk and road overseer respectively shall give to such employer the names of all employees found by him on the list furnished as herein provided, together with the statement of the amount of poll tax or road tax, as the case may be, each employee is due and owing and thereupon, every such employer shall pay to such clerk or road overseer as the case may be, the amount due and payable from each employee, taking from the officer collecting the said poll tax or road tax, a separate receipt for the tax of each employee so paid, which receipts shall be and become a complete and counter claim and set off to the amount of their full face value in discharge of any obligation or any manner of indebtedness existing at the time, or which may at any time thereafter exist and be owing to any such employee by the employer paying the same.
Sec. 2. Any employer who shall refuse to furnish the lists of employees or pay the poll or road tax as provided in the preceding section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof before any justice of the peace having jurisdiction shall be punished by fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00), and the costs of the prosecution, which fines when collected shall be turned into the school fund of the school district the clerk of which made the demand for the lists and payment of poll tax in poll tax cases, and into the road fund of the proper precinct where the demand for the lists and payment on road tax is made by the road overseer and refused by the defendant being prosecuted under the provision of this act.
Approved March 21, 1907.
CUMULATIVE INDEX OF LABOR LAWS AND DECISIONS RELATING
[This index includes all labor laws enacted since January 1, 1904, and published in successive issues of the Bulletin, beginning with Bulletin No. 57, the issue of March, 1905. Laws enacted previously appear in the Tenth Special Report of the Commissioner of Labor. The decisions indexed under the various headings relate to the laws on the same subjects without regard to their date of enactment and are indicated by the letter “D” in parenthesis following the name of the State.]
Accident insurance. (See Insur
Bribery, etc., of employees—Con. ance, accident.)
781, 782 Accidents in factories:
912 New Jersey.
67 914, 915 New York.
Bribery of representatives of labor
359 organizations: Accidents in mines:
379 Bureau of labor: Accidents on railroads:
58 1018, 1019 Ohio..
781 South Carolina. 360 United States.
397 Bureau of mines: Advances made employers.
67 912, 913 (See Employers' advances.)
Cause of discharge. (See DisAlien contract labor:
charge, statement of cause of.) United States..
71 397-399 Child labor, national committee United States (D)
68 183-185 on, incorporation of: Antitrust act:
71 399, 400 United States (D).
70 710, 711
Children and women, employment Arbitration of labor disputes:
of, general provisions: Maryland..
764 Massachusetts. 57 708-710 Missouri (D)..
186, 187 Assignment of claims to avoid ex
Children and women, employment emption laws. (See Exemption
of, in barrooms: of wages, assignments to avoid.)
638 Assignment of wages:
1075 Children and women, employment Iowa...
236 of, in mines: Louisiana
1077 Maryland.. 70 767, 768 Indiana
584 Children and women, employment New York.
712 of, investigation of: Vermont
915 Children and women, hours of laBakeries, hours of labor of em
bor of: ployees in. (See Hours of la
711 Bakeries, inspection of. (See InNew York.
69 469, 470 spection, etc.)
Children, earnings of. (See EarnBarbers, examination, etc., of.
ings of minors.) (See Examination, etc.)
Children, employment of, age limit Blacklisting:
California... Colorado 62 330,331
172 641, 642 Minnesota (D).
68 199-202 Nevada.
63 588, 589
62 207, 208 Boycotting:
72 643, 614 (See also Interference with
59 335-337 employment.)
235, 236 Bribery, etc., of employees:
217, 218 Connecticut 332 Kentucky
760 Massachusetts. 710 Louisiana
644,645 New York. 64 905, 906 Maryland..
70 765-767 Rhode Island.. 64 908, 909
772 16251-08- -17
Cumulative index of labor laws and decisions-Continued.
200 641, 642
207 643 216 235
760 225, 226
259 203, 204 266, 267
Children, employment of, age limit
164 Michigan (D).
649, 650 New Jersey
(67 North Carolina (D).
171 373-376 Oregon....
266-268 Rhode Island.
395 Washington (D).
1054, 1055 West Virginia...
280 Children, employment of, general provisions: Arizona..
62 200-202 California..
72 641, 642 Connecticut.
207, 208 District of Columbia.
230, 231 Georgia.
234, 235 Idaho.
613, 614 Iowa.
235, 236 Kentucky
760, 761 Maine.
614, 615 Maryland..
162 224-226 Massachusetts
170 768,772,773 Missouri..
236, 237 Montana.
647 New Jersey
243, 244 New York,
250, 251 Ohio...
62 266-268 Rhode Island.
162 276, 277 71
279 West Virginia.
284 Children, employment of, in barrooms: Connecticut.
223 New Hampshire..
211 South Dakota..
276 Children, employment of, in certain occupations, forbidden: California.
62 193, 200 California (D)
68 202, 203 Idaho.
72 613, 614 Iowa.
222 Children, employment of, in mines: Illinois.
62 237-239 Oregon.
62 263-266 Pennsylvania (D)..
61 887-889 West Virginia...
250 Children, employment of, in street trades: Massachusetts.
70 768, 771 New York.
200 641, 642
234 643 235 760 226 231 905 469 259 267
269 276, 277
Children, hiring out, to support parents in idleness:
women.) Chinese, exclusion, etc., of:
United States, Citizens preferred for employment on public works:
New Mexico. Civil service:
Wisconsin. Coal, weighing. (See Weighing
coal.) Combinations to fix wages:
Louisiana. Commissioner of Labor. (See Bu
reau of Labor.) Company stores:
dation.) Contract labor, alien.
(See Alien contract labor.) Contractors' bonds. (See Protec
tion of wages.) Contracts of employment, regulation, etc., of:
Louisiana (D).. Contracts of employment with intent to defraud:
South Carolina. Death. (See Injuries causing.) Discharge, statement of cause of:
Missouri. Divorce, etc., statistics of, to be procured: