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Session Laws, 1902 Session
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JOHN WALTER SMITH, ESQ., GOVERNOR.

377

CHAPTER 269.
AN ACT to amend Article 77 of the Code of Public
General Laws, title " Public Education," by adding fifteen
Sections, under the new sub-title " School Attendance," to
follow Section 123, and to be numbered as Sections 124,
125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136,
137 and 138, respectively.

CHAP. 289.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
Maryland, That the following sections be and they are
hereby added to Article 77 of the Code of Public General
Laws, title " Public Education," under the new sub-title
"School Attendance," to follow section 123, and to be num-
bered and designated as 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130,
131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137 and 138, respectively.

New sections
added.

124. Every child between eight and twelve years of age
shall attend some day school regularly as defined in section
131 of this sub-title during the entire period of each year the
public day schools in the city or county in which such child
resides are in session, unless it can be shown that the child is
elsewhere receiving regularly thorough instruction during said
period in the studies usually taught in the said public schools
to children of the same age ; provided, that the superin-
tendent or principal of any school, or person or persons duly
authorized by such superintendent or principal, may excuse
cases of necessary absence among its enrolled pupils; and
provided, further, that the provisions of this section shall not
apply to a child whose mental or physical condition is such as
to render its instruction, as above described, inexpedient or
impracticable. Every person having under his control a child
between eight and twelve years of age shall cause such
child to attend school or receive instruction as required by
this section. Children over twelve years of age and under
the age of sixteen years, and every person having under his
control such a child, shall be subject to the requirements of
this section, unless such children are regularly and lawfully
employed to labor at home or elsewhere.

Children
between
eight and
twelve years
of age
shall attend
school.

125. Any person who has a child under his control and who
fails to comply with any of the provisions of the preceding
section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and be
fined not exceeding five dollars for each offense.
126. Any person who induces or attempts to induce any
child to absent himself unlawfully from school, or employs or
harbors while school is in session any child absent unlawfully
from school, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and be
fined not more than fifty dollars.

Penalty for
violation.



 
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