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Session Laws, 1918 Session
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EMEESON C. HARRINGTON, GOVERNOR. 1013

a majority of them, under oath, shall state in writing to the
County Commissioners of said County, the number of sheep,
poultry or live stock killed, the character and extent of the
injury, if any done, and the amount of the damages sustained
by the owner; and both the appraisers and the owner of the
sheep, poultry or live stock shall make oath that they believe
the same to have been destroyed or injured by a dog or dogs;
and when the report of such proceedings has been filed, the
County Commissioners of said County shall review said re-
port, and if in their judgment the amount of damages stated
is unfair, they shall award such amount as they may deem
fair; which award shall be paid out of the fund hereby cre-
ated. And if the owner of the dog or dogs doing the damage
be known, it shall be the duty of the County Commissioners to
notify such owner or owners to kill said dog or dogs immedi-
ately. If such dog or dogs be killed by the owner, after notice
as aforesaid, he shall be exempt from all further liability, but
in case the said owner or owners should refuse or neglect to
kill said dog or dogs upon notice as aforesaid, the said owner
or owners shall be liable to the County Commissioners for said
damages to the same extent as he would be liable in case of
negligence or malicious destruction of property.

201. Any person violating or refusing to comply with any
of the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,
and upon conviction thereof before any Justice of the Peace of
the County in which he resides, or in the Circuit Court of said
County, shall be fined a sum of not less than five dollars
($5.00) nor more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) ; or shall
be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than thirty days,
or shall be both fined and imprisoned in the discretion of the
Court. Provided that nothing in this Act shall apply to the
City of Baltimore. All laws or parts of laws, whether public
general laws or public local laws, inconsistent with the provi-
sions of this Act are hereby repealed to the extent of such
inconsistency.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall take
effect June 1, 1918.

Approved April 18th, 1918.

 

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