J. MILLARD TAWES, GOVERNOR 1377
hereinafter granted, provided that such rules, regulations or resolu-
tions shall contain proper standards for the exercise of the discretion
contained herein, and shall operate uniformly. The said rules, regu-
lations or resolutions shall provide for the sale of dog licenses in
said county, the keeping of records of all sales, the designation of
persons authorized to sell such licenses, the taking into' custody and
disposition of any dogs found running at large within the limits of
Allegany or Carroll [County] Counties with power to delegate
by written contract the enforcement of such rules, regula-
tions or resolutions, provided, however, in any such contract said
Boards of County Commissioners shall reserve the right to cancel,
without notice or recourse, such delegation for stated cause or on
thirty days notice without cause. Before the County Commissioners
shall proceed to enforce any rule, regulation or resolution, passed
in pursuance of the provisions of this section, advertisement of such
rule, regulation or resolution shall be made in some newspaper
published in Allegany or Carroll County as the case may be once each
week for four (4) successive weeks, in order to provide any person,
firm or corporation adversely affected thereby an opportunity to be
heard by the County Commissioners in opposition to the adoption of
such rule, regulation or resolution. The said Boards of County Com-
missioners are further authorized and empowered to enter into a
contract with the Animal Welfare Society of Allegany County, Inc.,
or the Carroll County Humane Society, Inc. as the case may be or
any other individual, association or corporation specially qualified
for the purposes hereinafter set forth, for the establishment of a
dog pound, and for the collection, disposition and destruction of
stray, injured and sick dogs. Notwithstanding the provisions of
Section 195 of this article, said County Commissioners may in their
discretion use all or any part of the dog license tax for the establish-
ment of said pound, and for the collection or destruction of said dogs.
(f) Same—Dog wardens.—The Boards of County Commissioners
of Allegany and Carroll [County] Counties are hereby authorized and
empowered to appoint dog wardens and to provide the compensation
therefor, who shall have all the powers of a constable or other peace
officer, who may sell and issue dog licenses, and take into custody and
dispose of stray, injured and sick dogs in accordance with rules.,
regulations or resolutions of the Board of County Commissioners
enacted pursuant to paragraph (e) hereof.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect
June 1, 1959.
Approved May 5, 1959.
(Senate Bill 401)
AN ACT to repeal and re-enact, with amendments, Section 5 of
Article 26 of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1957 Edition),
Explanation: Italics indicate new matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter stricken from existing law.
CAPITALS indicate amendments to bill.
Strike out indicates matter stricken out of bill.