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[Assented to 19th December, 1925.] IS MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the

Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:

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1. This Act may be cited as the “ Jury Act Amendment Act, Short title. 1925."

2. Section 2 of the “Jury Act," being chapter 123 of the “Revised Amends s. 2. Statutes of British Columbia, 1924," is amended by striking out the word “July” in the definition of "year," and substituting therefor the word “ September.”

3. Section 15 of said chapter 123 is amended by striking out Amends s. 15. the word “May" in the third line of subsection (1), and substituting therefor the word “ July."

4. Section 17 of said chapter 123 is amended by striking out Amends s. 17. the words “first Monday in June” in the second line of subsection (1), and substituting therefor the words “last Monday in July.”

5. Section 21 of said chapter 123 is amended by striking out Amends s. 21. the word “ August” in the first line, and substituting therefor the word “ September."

6. Section 23 of said chapter 123 is amended by striking out Amends s. 23. subsection (4), and substituting therefor the following:

“(4.) At any time or times before the sittings of any Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery any Judge of the Supreme Court, and at any time or times during the sittings the presiding Judge, may, if it appears expedient to him, direct the Sheriff or other proper officer to return any additional number

of petit jurors to such sittings, and thereupon the Sheriff or other proper officer and the Registrar shall proceed forthwith to draft such additional number of jurors, and shall add their names to the panel, and the Sheriff shall forthwith proceed to summon them."

Amends s. 36.

7. Section 36 of said chapter 123 is amended by inserting after the word “employed” in the sixth line, the words “ or in any case by mailing by registered post addressed to the last-known address of the juror."

Re-enacts 8. 37.

8. Section 37 of said chapter 123 is repealed, and the following is substituted therefor:

“37. In case the Sheriff is unable to summon any or all of the persons drafted to serve on a grand or petit jury, or in case any of the persons fail to attend at the time they are summoned to attend, he shall report the fact, if before the opening of the sittings of the Court, to any Judge of the Supreme Court, or, if after the opening of the sittings, to the presiding Judge; and the Judge may, upon request made on behalf of the Crown, order the Sheriff to summon such number of persons, whether qualified jurors or not, as will be necessary to make up the number of persons drafted to serve on the grand or petit jury, and such persons may, necessary, be summoned by word of mouth, and such service on such persons may be made at any time. The names of the persons so summoned shall be added to the list of grand or petit jurors drafted as aforesaid."

VICTORIA, B.C.:
Printed by CHARLES F. BANFIELD, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.

1925.

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An Act to amend the “ Land Settlement and Develop- R.S.B.C. 1924,

ment Act."

c. 128.

[Assented to 19th December, 1925.] ITIS MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the

Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:

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1. This Act may be cited as the “ Land Settlement and Develop- Short title. ment Act Amendment Act, 1925."

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2. Section 10 of the “Land Settlement and Development Act," Amends s. 10. being chapter 128 of the “Revised Statutes of British Columbia, 1924," is amended by striking out subsections (2) and (3), and substituting therefor the following:

“(2.) The said advances shall not be charged with interest, but all interest collected by the Board on account of interest earned on and after the first day of January, 1926, on moneys loaned by the Board under this Act shall be paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund from time to time as the Minister of Finance may direct, and pending such direction shall be dealt with as provided in subsection (1) of section 11.

“(3.) In the absence of any special appropriation of the Legislature available for the purpose, all salaries and other expenses incurred by the Board for the purposes of this Act shall be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.”

3. Section 11 of said chapter 128 is repealed, and the following, Re-enacts s. 11. is substituted therefor ::

“11. (1.) All moneys collected or received by the Board under this Act shall be paid into a chartered bank for credit of the account of the Board, and, subject to subsection (2), may be expended by the

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Board from time to time for any of the purposes authorized by this Act.

“(2.) The Minister of Finance may direct that any principal moneys collected or received by the Board shall be refunded to the Consolidated Revenue Fund in reduction of the Board's advance account."

Repeals s. 13.

4. Section 13 of said chapter 128 is repealed.

Amends s. 15.

5. Section 15 of said chapter 128 is amended by adding thereto the following subsection :

“(2.) If at the end of any calendar year there is found to exist a deficiency in the Reserve Fund for the payment of losses, such deficiency shall be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which last-mentioned fund shall be reimbursed whenever sufficient funds have accrued to the Board's Reserve Fund and are available for such reimbursement."

Exemption of settlement areas from penalty tax.

6. No penalty tax under section 53 of said chapter 128 shall hereafter be imposed on any land within any settlement area heretofore established under section 46 of said chapter; but nothing in this section shall prejudice or affect the collection and recovery of any such tax heretofore imposed and now remaining un paid and delinquent.

Commencement.

7. The amendments of said chapter 128 enacted by sections 2 and 3 shall come into effect on the first day of January, 1926.

VICTORIA, B.C. :
Printed by CHARLES F. BANFIELD, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.

1925.

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