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Disposition SEC. 4. All fees received by the inspector under the provisions of fees.
of this act shall be paid into the State treasury on or before
the last day of each month to be placed to the credit of the “ facCompensa- tory inspection fund." The factory inspector shall receive an tion.
annual salary of one thousand five hundred dollars and actual necessary expenses; the assistant factory inspectors shall receive one hundred dollars per month and necessary expenses for the time actually employed, to be paid monthly out of said factory inspection fund upon the warrant of the State auditor, issued on vouchers therefor. The factory inspector may establish and maintain an office in the city of St. Louis if in his opinion necessary for the enforcement of the provisions of this act: Provided, That no salary or expense shall be paid for the factory inspector or assistant inspectors in excess of the receipts from the fees paid into the factory inspection fund; And provided further, That the salary of the factory inspector and his assistants and all expenses for traveling, office rent, printing, stationery and postage, shall be limited for the biennial term of two years to an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, and all money remaining in said factory inspection fund at the close of each biennial term, after the payment of the salaries and expenses herein provided for, shall be transferred to the general revenue fund.
Payment of wages.
(Page 199.) Semimonthly SECTION 1. The employees of the operators of all manufactories. pay day.
including plate glass manufactories, operated within this State shall be regularly paid in full of all wages due them at least once in every fifteen days, and at no pay day shall there be withheld from the earnings of any employee any sum to exceed the amount due him for his labor for five days next preceding any such pay day. Any such operator who fails to pay his employees, their agents, assigns or anyone duly authorized to collect such wages, as in this section provided, shall become immediately liable to any such employee, his agents or assigns for an amount double the sum due such employee at the time of such failure to pay the wages due, to be recovered by civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction within this State, and no employee, within the meaning of this section shall be deemed to have waived any right accruing to him under this section by any contract he may make contrary to the provisions hereof.
Fire escapes on factories, etc.
(Page 219.) Fire escapes SECTION 1 (as approved March 24, 1903 ; page 251, Acts of 1903). required, when. It shall be the duty of the owner, proprietor, lessee or keeper of every
factory, office building in the State of Missouri, and every building therein where people congregate or which is used as a business place,
which has a height of three or more stories to provide said structure with stair fire escapes attached to the exterior of said building and by staircases located in the interior of said building. The fire escapes shall commence at the sill of the second-story window, and run to the upper window sill of the upper story with an iron ladder from the upper story to the roof. The fire escape shall extend downward from said second story to within nine feet of the ground pavement or sidewalk.
In no case shall a fire escape run past a window where it is practicable to avoid it. All fire escapes required by this act must be of the kind known as stationary fire escapes. All buildings heretofore erected shall be made to con
form to the provisions of this act. Inspection. SEC. 2 (as approved March 24, 1903 ; page 251, Acts of 1903).
When fire escapes are to be attached to buildings within a city they shall be constructed under the supervision of and subject to
the approval of the commissioner or superintendent of public buildings within such city, and if there be no such office within such city they shall be subject to the approval of the chief of the fire department of such city. Whenever a fire escape attached to any building located within a city, shall, upon inspection by the commissioner or superintendent of public buildings, or chief of the fire department of such city, be found in an unsafe and dangerous condition, the owner, lessee, proprietor or keeper of said building shall forthwith rebuild or repair same or replace same in safe condition, upon written notice of such commissioner or superintendent. When fire escapes are to be attached to buildings not within the liinits of any city, they shall be subject to the approval of the sheriff of the county in which such building is located. And should such fire escape, through age or otherwise, be or become unsafe or dangerous, the same shall be repaired and placed in safe condition, upon written notice by said sheriff to the person in charge of such building. All fire escapes shall have proper and Construction. safe balconies for each story thereof, surrounded on the sides with wire bank and pipe rail not less than three feet in height with openings from the building to said balconies. Whenever a stair fire escape is to be constructed, the stairway shall where practicable, be of an angle of not more than fifty-five degrees and constructed so as to be placed on a blank wall. The stair fire escape shall be provided with one or more landings in each story, and inclosed on the sides with wire bank and pipe rail not less than three feet in height and running on the same angle as the stairs.
Sec. 3 (as approved March 24, 1903; page 251, Acts of 1903). Number. The number of fire escapes to be attached to any one building as required in this act shall, when the building is located within a city, be determined by the commissioner or superintendent of public buildings within such city, and if there be no such officer in such city, then by the chief of the fire department of such city : Provided, however, That all buildings of nonfireproof construction three or more stories in height used for manufacturing purroses,
shall have not less than one fire escape for every fifty persons or fraction thereof for whom working accommodations are provided above the second story SEC. 4. All buildings hereafter erected in this state which shali
Violation come within the provisions of this law, shall, upon or before their misdemeanor. completion, be provided with fire escapes of the kind and number and in the manner set forth in this law, and any violation of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor on the part of the owner of such building, punishable as provided in section five.
SEC. 5. The owner, proprietor, lessee or manager of a building Penalty. which, under the terms of this act, is required to have one or more tire escapes, who shall neglect or refuse for the period of sixty days after this law takes effect to comply with its provisions, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction, shall be fined not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county or city jail not more than three months, or by both fine and imprisonment, and each day shall be deemed a separate offense.
A('TS OF 1903.
Eramination and licensing of plumbers.
(Page 82.) SECTION 1. Any person, firm or corporation desiring to engage or
Law applies, continue in the business of plumbing or drain laying either as a
where. master plunber or as a journeyman pluinber or as a plumbing inspector in any city or town in this State having a population of fifty thousand or more inhabitants shall first comply with the provisions of this act. SEC. 2. There shall be in every such city or town a board of
Board of exexaminers, which shall be known as the board for the examina- aminers. tion of plumbers.
E xa mina- SEC. 3. Every person desiring to engage in or work at the busition.
ness of trade of plumbing, except apprentices working with duly licensed plumbers, shall first be examined by and obtain from said board a certificate of his qualification and fitness to carry
on and work at the business or trade of plumbing. Members of SEC. 4. In all cities or towns provided for in this act said board board.
shall be composed of the following persons :
1st. The chief plumbing inspector of said city or town who sball be chairman ex officio; and who shall serve on the said board without pay.
2nd. One master or employing plumber and one journeyınan plumber, each of whom are residents of, and shall have resided in said city or town for at least three years next before their appointment and who shall have been actively engaged at the business or trade of plumbing for not less than five years, which two members shall be appointed by the mayor of said city or town and shall hold their respective offices at the pleasure of the mayor of said city or town, whose compensation shall be fixed by ordinance of said city or town to be paid out of the general revenue
of said city or town. Mayor to ap- SEC. 5. It shall be the duty of the mayor of the cities or towns point.
provided for in this act, within thirty days after the provisions of this act shall take effect, to make the appointments therein provided for, and to call a meeting of said board within ten days thereafter for the purpose of organizing said board and to have
the provisions of this act enforced. Duties
of Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the members of said board, when board.
notified by the mayor of said city or town, to meet and organize, adopt rules to carry into effect the provisions of this law, and designate the times and places of meeting for the examination of applicants as to their practical and mechanical knowledge of plumbing, house drainage and plumbing ventilation; and upon satisfactory proof of the qualification and fitness of the applicant, shall so certify to the chief supervisor or inspector of plumbing of said city or town. Said board shall thereupon issue a license to such applicant authorizing him to engage in or work at the business or trade of plumbing or drain laying as a master or
employing plumber, or is a journeyman plumber. Secretary. Sec. 7. The board shall elect one of its members secretary, whose
duties shall be to keep a record of the business transactions by the board, and to account for all moneys collected by him, and who shall be required to execute a bond to said city or town in the sum of one thousand ($1,000) dollars, to be approved by the mayor
of said city. Revocation of SEC. 8. The board shall have the power to revoke any license license.
issued by it upon satisfactory proof that the holder of said license has violated any of the provisions of this act or any city ordinance intended to carry the provisions of this act into effect, or for violation of any rule of said board, and if any such license shall be revoked, the same shall not be reissued within six (6) months thereafter. If any person, firm or corporation be charged with violation of any of the provisions of this act, it shall be the duty of the secretary of the board to serve a copy of said charges in writing on the person, firm or corporation so charged and notify him to appear on a day certain before said board and show cause
why his license should not be revoked. Fees.
Sec. 9. The examination fee for a master or employing plumber shall be two ($2) dollars. The fee for a journeyman plumber shall be two ($2) dollars, which fee shall be paid to the secretary of said board, when the applicant for a license files his application for examination. All fees so paid to the secretary shall be paid by him to the treasurer of said city or town. Any license issued by any such board shall be valid throughout this State, and each license so issued shall be renewed annually upon the payment to the secretary of the board renewing the same a fee of one ($1) dollar and the same may be renewed by any board created by this act.
SEC. 11. Any person, firm or corporation, or the agent or officer Violation. of any such person, firm or corporation, who shall violate, or cause or permit to be violated any of the provisions of this art, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction therefor shall be fined not less than ten ($10) dollars nor more than one hundred ($100) dollars for each offense.
SEC. 13. The provisions of this act shall be inoperative until Act operative, adopted by proper ordinance by the city or town to which it relates. when.
Hours of labor in smelters, etc.
(Page 219.) SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, persons or cor- Eight hours poration engaged in smelting, refining or reducing ores, to work a day's work. their employees at such labor or industry longer than eight hours in a day of twenty-four hours, and it is hereby declared that eight hours shall constitute a day for all laborers or employees engaged in the kind of labor or industry aforesaid.
SEC. 2. Any person or persons or corporation who shall violate Violation. any of the provisions of the preceding section shall, on conviction, be fined in a sum not less than twenty-five nor more than five hundred dollars.
Payment of wages of railroad employees- Monthly pay day.
(l'age 220.) SECTION 1. All persons or corporations engaged in operating a Monthly pay railroad or railroad shops in this State shall pay their employees day. once in every thirty days in lawful money of the United States, and at no pay day shall there be withheld more than ten days of the earnings of the employees. Any such operator or employer failing or refusing to pay his employees, their agents, assigns or any one duly authorized to collect such wages as in this section provided shall impiediately become liable to such employees, his agent or assigns or any one duly authorized by such employee for an amount double the sum due such employee at the time of such failure or refusal to pay the wages due, to be recovered by civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Mine regulations-State eramining board.
(Page 242.) Section 1. A State board of coal mining is hereby created, com- Board of coal posed of three members to be appointed by the governor, one of mining. whom shall be a practical miner, one an expert mining engineer, and who shall, when practicable, be also hoisting engineer and one shall be mine owner. Each member of the board shall serve for a term of two years, or until his successor is appointed and qualified.
SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of said board to make formal inquiry Duties. into and pass upon the practical and teclinical qualifications and personal fitness of persons seeking certificates of competency as mine managers, mine foremen, assistant mine foremen, mine examers and as hoisting engineers.
SEC. 3. Meetings of the board may be held at any time, and Meetings. they may make such rules and conduct such examinations as in their judgment may seem proper for the purpose of such examninations. Public notice shall be given through the press or otherwise announcing the time and place at which examinations are to be held. The board shall report their action to the commissioners of labor and at least two of the members thereof shall certify to the qualifications of each candidate who has passed such examination.
SEC. 4. Persons coming before the State mining board as can- Applicants didates for appointment as State inspectors of mines must produce for inspectorevidence satisfactory to the board that they are citizens of this ships.
State, at least thirty years of age; that they have had a practical mining experience of ten years and that they are men of good repute and temperate habits; they must also submit to and satisfactorily pass an examination as to their practical and technical knowledge of mining engineering and mining machinery and appliances, of the proper development and operation of mines, of ventilation in mines, of the nature and properties of mine gases, of the geology of the mineral measures in this State and of the laws
of this State relating to mines. Report.
Sec. 7. At the conclusion of the examination for inspectors the board shall certify to the governor the names of all successful
candidates. Qualifica- SEC. 6. Persons coming before the board for certificates of comtions of mine petency as mine managers must produce evidence satisfactory to managers.
the board that they are at least 25 years old, that they have had at least five years practical mining experience, and that they are men of good repute and temperate habits, they must also submit to and satisfactorily pass such examination as to their experience in mines and the management of men, their knowledge of mine machinery and appliances, the use of surveying and other instruments, the properties of mine gases, the principles of ventilation and the specific duties and responsibilities of mine managers, as the board
shall see fit to impose. Mine foremen. SEC. 7. Applicants for mine foremen and assistant mine foremen
shall be at least 25 years of age, shall have had at least five years' practical mining experience, give satisfactory evidence that they are men of good moral character and of known temperate habits. They must also submit to and satisfactorily pass such an examination is to their experience in mines, their knowledge of the properties of mine gases, the principles of ventilation and the specific duties and responsibilities of mine forem:n and assistant mine
foremen as the board shall see fit to impose. Mine exami- SEC. 8. l'ersons seeking certificates of competency as mine ex
aminers must produce evidence satisfactory to the board that they are at least 25 years of age, and of good repute and temperate habits. They must also submit to and satisfactorily pass an examination as to their experience in mines generating dangerous gases, their practical and technical knowledge of the nature and properties of fire damp, the laws of ventilation, the structure and
uses of the safety lamp. Hoisting en- SEC. 9. Persons seeking certificates of competency as hoisting gineers.
engineers must produce evidence satisfactory to the board that they are at least 21 years of age, that they have had at least two years' experience as firemen or engineer of a hoisting plant, and are of good repute and temperate habits. They must submit and satisfactorily pass an examination as to their experience in handling hoisting machinery, and as to their practical and technical knowledge of the construction, cleaning and care of steam boilers, the care and adjustment of hoisting engines, the management and efficiency of pumps, ropes, and winding apparatus, and their knowledge of the laws of this State in relation to signals and
hoisting and lowering of men at the mines. Certificate SEC. 10. Applicants giving satisfactory evidence of having had without exami- at least five years' continuous experience immediately preceding nation.
the exaumination in one of the following duties, mine manager, mine foreman, assistant mine foreman, mine examiner, hoisting engineer, as the case may be shall receive a certificate of service, which shall entitle them to continue in the duties of the position they held when said certificate was granted, for a period of two years and no longer: Provided, however, Any such person holding a certificate of service may at any time apply for and receive a certificate of competency in the manner provided in the preceding
Sections. Issuing SEC. 11. The certificate provided for in this act shall be issued tificates. under the signatures and seal of the State mining board to all those
who receive a rating above the minimum fixed by the rules of the board, such certificates shall contain the full name, age and place