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ACTS AND RESOLVES 

OF 

MASSACHUSETTS 

1926 



B*" The General Court, which was chosen November 4, 1924, assembled 
on Wednesday, the sixth day of January, 1926, for its second annual 
session. 

His Excellency Alvan T. Fuller and His Honor Frank G. Allen con- 
tinued to serve as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectivelj'^, for the 
political year of 1926. 



ACTS. 



An Act validating the municipal election in the city nhnrt 

OF CHICOPEE IN THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED AND ^' 

TWENTY-FIVE. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, 
as follows: 

Section 1. The city election of the city of Chicopee held City election 
on Tuesday, the first day of December, nineteen hundred in year 1925 
and twentj^-five and all acts and proceedings of said city and ^^^iit^^^ted. 
of its boards and officers and all acts of any other persons, 
in so far as said election, acts or proceedings may be illegal 
or invalid by reason of the fact that said election was held 
on the first Tuesday of December instead of on the first 
Tuesday after the first Monday of December, are hereby 
made legal and valid. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 6, 1926. 



An Act placing the office of inspector of buildings (Jfidj) 
OF the town of watertown under the civil service 

LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-one of the inspector of 
General Laws, and the rules and regulations made there- w^tertown^ 
under, shall hereafter apply to the inspector of buildings of placed under 
the town of Watertown. kws."^'^ '^^ 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance submission 
to the voters of said town at its next annual town election *° voters, etc. 
in the form of the following question which shall be placed 
upon the official ballot to be used for the election of town 
officers: — "Shall an act passed by the general court in the 
year nineteen hundred and twenty-six, entitled 'An Act 
placing the office of the inspector of buildings of the town of 
Watertown under the civil service laws', be accepted?" 
If a majority of the votes in answer to said question are 
in the affirmative then this act shall thereupon take full 
effect; but for the purpose of such submission it shall take 
effect upon its passage. Approved January 26, 1926. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 3, 4, 5. 



Chap. 3 An Act providing for the participation of the state 

TREASURER IN PROCEEDINGS TO SETTLE THE ESTATES OF 
ABSENTEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section one of chapter two hundred of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the fol- 
lowing: — The state treasurer shall be made a party to 
every such petition and shall be given due notice of all 
subsequent proceedings under this chapter. 

Approved January 27, 1926. 



G. L. 200, § 1, 
amended. 

State 

treasurer as 
party in pro- 
ceedings to 
settle estates 
of absentees. 



Chap. 



Nominations 
of candidates 
for town 
offices to be 
filled at an- 
nual town 
meeting of 
Grafton to be 
held in 1926 
validated. 



4 An Act relative to the nomination of candidates for 
town offices to be filled at the annual town meet- 
ing OF the town of GRAFTON TO BE HELD IN THE YEAR 
NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All nominations of candidates for town 
offices to be filled at the annual town meeting of the town 
of Grafton in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-six 
made by nomination papers which have been filed with and 
accepted by the town clerk of said town in conformity with 
section ten of chapter fifty-three of the General Laws, as 
amended by chapter three hundred and eighty-seven of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, if and in so far 
as such nominations may be invalid by reason of having 
been submitted to the registrars for the purpose of having 
the signatures thereon certified, in accordance with the 
provisions of section seven of said chapter fifty-three, as 
amended by section one of chapter two hundred and four- 
teen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, instead 
of in accordance with the provisions of said section, as 
finally amended by chapter one hundred and twenty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, are hereby 
made valid. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 28, 1926. 



Chap. 



G. L. 175, 

§ 23 A, etc. 
amended. 



5 An Act to require foreign insurance companies to 
notify the commissioner of insurance of any change 
IN the amount of their capital stock or guaranty 
or deposit capital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-three A of chapter one hundrejd and sev- 
enty-five of the General Laws, inserted by section two of 
chapter one hundred and fifty-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-five, as amended by section two of 
chapter two hundred and sixty-seven of the acts of said 
year, is hereby further amended by striking out the last 
paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following: — 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 6, 7. 5 

Every foreign company shall forthwith notify the commis- Foreign 
sioner in writing as aforesaid of any change of its corporate '"durance 
name, of the location of its home or principal office or of notify com- 
the amount of its paid-up capital stock or guaranty or de- cfianger[n" 
posit capital, and of anv amendments to its charter or "?"!£' '°''^*'°° 

• in. . ',. 11 Ki. omfo, 

articles of incorporation relative to the classes of business it amount of 
may transact and, in case of a foreign company described in or'guaranty 
section one hundred and fifty-five, of any change of its clltaretc 
resident manager in the United States, or of the trustees, if 
any, appointed under section one hundred and fifty-six, or 
of the location of his or their principal office. Every foreign Filing of 
company shall, within thirty days after the filing of any such documents 
notice, or within such further time as the commissioner may setting forth 
allow, file with him duly certified documents executed and '^ ^°^^' ^'*'' 
authenticated in a manner satisfactory to the commissioner 
setting forth any such change or amendment, other than a 
change of the location of its office or that of its resident 
manager or trustees. Approved January 28, 1926. 

An Act chaxging the name of the normal art school Chav 6 

TO MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF ART. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter seventy-three of the General Laws g. l. 73, § i, 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth line, the '*™^"'^^«^- 
words "normal art school" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — Massachusetts school of art, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 1. The department of education, in this state normal 
chapter called the department, shall have general manage- schools. 
ment of the state normal schools at Barnstable, Bridgewater, 
Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, North Adams, Salem, 
Westfield and Worcester, and the Massachusetts school of Name of nor- 
art at Boston, wherever said schools may be hereafter located, ^ange'/to""' 
and of any other state normal schools hereafter established, schooToKar"^ 
and of boarding houses connected therewith, and may direct 
the expenditure of money appropriated for their maintenance. 

Approved January 28, 1926. 



Chap. 



An Act authorizing the city of fitchburg to borrow 

MONEY for the PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING AND ORIGI- 
NALLY EQUIPPING AND FURNISHING ADDITIONS TO THE 
BURBANK HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section I. For the purpose of constructing additions to Cityof Fitch- 
the Burbank hospital, a public hospital in the city of Fitch- borrow money 
burg, and originally equipping and furnishing the said addi- for construct- 
tions, said city may borrow from time to time, within a a'ddition's to 
period of five years from the passage of this act, such sums ho"sp^trL 
as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one 
hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words. Bur- Burbank 
bank Hospital Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue MttnllC''' 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 8, 9. 

shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be 
paid in not more than fifteen years from their dates, but no 
issue shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal 
to an amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized 
issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax 
levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred 
under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but 
shall, except as provided herein, be subject to chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted 
in section seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred 
and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 1, 1926. 



Chap. 8 An Act relative to the tenure of office of the city 

CLERK AND ASSISTANT CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF 
EVERETT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city clerk and the assistant city clerk 
of the city of Everett, and their successors in office, shall 
hold office continuously during good behavior unless in- 
capacitated by physical or mental disability from perform- 
ing the duties of their respective offices; provided, that the 
city council may, subject to the provisions of law governing 
the removal of civil service employees, remove any incum- 
bent of either of said offices. Any vacancy in the office of 
city clerk or assistant city clerk in said city shall be filled 
by election by the city council voting by ballot. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the 
provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance 
occurs during the current year. 

Approved February 1, 1926. 



Tenure of 
office of city 
clerk and 
assistant city 
clerk of 
Everett. 

Proviso. 



V.acancies. 



Submission 
to city council, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



Chap. 9 



Danvers fire 
department, 
office of cl;icf 
engineer 
placed under 
civil service 
laws. 



To apply to 
chief of fire 
department 
in case, etc. 



An Act placing the office of chief engineer of the 
fire department of the town of danvers and, under 
certain conditions, the office of chief of said de- 
partment, under the civil service laavs. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-one of tJie 
General Laws, and the rules and regulations made there- 
under, shall hereafter apply to the office of the chief engineer 
of the fire department of the town of Danvers, but the 
present incumbent shall continue to hold office without 
examination or reappointment. 

Section 2. The words "chief engineer of the fire de- 
partment of the town of Danvers" shall be deemed to include 
the chief of the fire department of said town in case sections 
forty-two to forty-four, inclusive, of chapter forty-eight of 
the General Laws become effective in said town by accept- 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 10, 11, 12. 7 

ance at tlie annual town nieeting in the current year, where- 
upon the present chief engineer of said department shall 
become, without examination or appointment, chief of said 
fire department. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted for acceptance Submission 
to the voters of said town at its next annual town meeting ^'^ ^ot^ers, etc. 
and shall take full effect upon its acceptance by a majority 
of the voters voting on the question; but for the purpose of 
such submission, it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 1, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the Atlantic union college to nL..^-. i n 

GRANT THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCA- ' ^* 
TION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Atlantic Union College, of Lancaster, is hereby author- Atiautio 
ized to grant to graduates of its four year college courses, i^ge°ma^°g'rant 
qualified by scholarship and previous college entrance degrees of 
preparation, degrees of Bachelor of Religious Education. Religious" 

Approved February 1, 1926. Education. 

An Act authorizing the international young men's nhr,^^ 1 1 

CHRISTIAN association COLLEGE TO GRANT CERTAIN ^ ' 

degrees. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The International Young Men's Christian Association international 
College, of Springfield, is hereby authorized to confer the chHsfia^n*^"^ 
degrees of Bachelor of Science and Master of Education, in Association 
addition to those degrees it is now authorized to confer. grant certain 

Approved February 1, 1926. '^^-'^''^■ 

An Act transferring the town of erving from the (Jfi^r) \2 

EASTERN MEDICAL EXAMINER DISTRICT OF FRANKLIN 
county TO THE NORTHERN MEDICAL EXAMINER DISTRICT 
OF SAID COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter thirty-eight of the General Laws g. l. 38, § i. 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word "Orange" in '^^^n'^e''- 
the thirty-eighth line the word : — , Erving, — and by strik- 
ing out, in the thirty-ninth line, the word "Erving", — so 
that the paragraph included in lines thirty-eight to forty- 
three, inclusive, will read as follows: — Franklin county, the Town of 
northern district, comprising Orange, Erving, Warwick, l^rred^to'^'"''^' 
New Salem and Wendell; the eastern district, Bernardston, northern 
Gill, Greenfield, Leverett, Montague, Northfield, Shutesbury "miner district 
and Sunderland; and the western district, Ashfield, Buck- e^if^fy.''''" 
land, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Hawley, 
Heath, Leyden, Monroe, Rowe, Shelburne and Whately. 

Approved February 2, 1926. 



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Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 13, 14, 15. 



CJtap. 13 An Act eliminating such provisions of the charter 

OF THE CITY OF LYNN AS ARE INCONSISTENT WITH THE 
ADMISSION OF WOMEN TO FULL RIGHTS OF SUFFRAGE. 



Changes in 
charter of 
city of Lynn 
as relating to 
women voters. 

Repeals. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section ten of chapter three hundred and 
forty of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen 
is hereby amended by striking out so much thereof as is con- 
tained in lines thirty-two to forty-one, inclusive. 

Section 2. Sections nine and fifty-five of said chapter 
three hundred and forty are hereby repealed. 

Approved February 2, 1926. 



G. L. 175, § 60, 
amended. 



Bonds of 
Pertain officers 
of domestic 
insurance 
companies. 



Chap. 14 An Act relative to the bonds of certain officers of 

DOMESTIC insurance COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty of chapter one hundred and 
seventy-five of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — The secretary, the treasurer, if any, and 
each assistant secretary and each assistant treasurer of such 
a company shall, before entering upon his duties, give a bond 
payable to the company conditioned upon the faithful per- 
formance of his duties. The bond shall be executed as surety 
b}^ a surety company authorized to transact business in the 
commonwealth and shall be in a form satisfactory to the com- 
missioner and in such penal sum as the directors shall pre- 
scribe. If the authority of any such surety company to 
transact business in the commonwealth is terminated, each 
officer bonded as aforesaid by such surety company shall 
forthwith execute a new bond in compliance with this section. 
A secretary or assistant secretary or treasurer or assistant 
treasurer who enters upon or performs any of the duties of 
his office without having previously executed a bond in com- 
pliance with this section shall be punished by a fine of not 
less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. Every secretary, treasurer, assistant secretary 
or assistant treasurer of an existing domestic insurance com- 
pany who has not previously executed a bond with a duly 
authorized surety company as surety shall within thirty days 
from the effective date of this act execute a bond complying 
with section one thereof. Approved February 2, 1926. 



New bonds 
required, when. 



Penalty. 



Certain officers 

of existing 

domestic 

insurance 

companies 

to execute new 

bond, etc. 



Chap. 15 An Act to authorize the baldwinville water district 

IN THE TOWN OF TEMPLETON TO TAKE WATER FROM A 
certain pond or lake and its WATERSHED IN THE TOWN 
OF PHILLIPSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

1925, 60, § 3, Section 1. Section three of chapter sixty of the acts of 

amen e . nineteen hundred and twenty-five is hereby amended by 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 15. 9 

inserting after the word "therefrom" in the ninth line the 
words: — , or the Avater or any portion thereof of PliilHpston 
pond, sometimes known as Queen lake, and the waters of 
any streams tributary thereto within the limits of the town 
of Phillipston, — by inserting after the word " Winchendon " 
in the eleventh line the words: — or Phillipston, — and by 
striking out, in the twelfth and thirteenth lines, the words 
" the limits of the aforesaid portion of said town of Win- 
chendon" and inserting in place thereof the words: — its 
limits, — so as to read as follows: — Section 3. For the Baidwinyiiie 
purposes aforesaid, said district, acting by and through its may'^take'*"°*^ 
board of commissioners hereinafter provided for, may take p"'^^'^;^,!*^'^®' 
by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the Gen- limits of towns 
eral Laws, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, winci^ndon"' 
the water or any portion thereof of any well, pond, brook, f"gtrn"' 
spring or stream within the limits of the town of Templeton, 
or within that portion of the town of Winchendon which lies 
between the Winchendon-Templeton town boundary line and 
a line parallel thereto and distant two miles therefrom, or the 
water or any portion thereof of Phillipston pond, sometimes 
known as Queen lake, and the waters of any streams tributary 
thereto within the limits of the town of Phillipston, subject 
to the approval of the department of public health and sub- 
ject to any rights the town of Winchendon or Phillipston may 
now have in and to any sources of water supply within its 
limits; and for said purposes may take as aforesaid, or ac- May take 
quire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of etc!^'" i^^ds, 
way and other easements necessary for collecting, storing, 
holding and preserving such water and conveying the same 
to any part of the territory of said district. Said district ^^y ^^^^\, 
may erect on the lands acquired and held under this act ings, etc. 
proper dams, buildings, fixtures and other structures, and 
may make excavations and procure and operate machinery 
and provide such other means and appliances, and do such 
other things as may be necessary for the establishment and 
maintenance of complete and effective water works; and for May lay 
that purpose may construct and lay conduits, pipes and other p'lpes^'etc. 
works, over and under any lands, water courses, railroads, 
railways, and public or private ways, and along such ways, 
in such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; 
and for the purposes of constructing, maintaining and repair- 
ing conduits, pipes and other works, and for all other proper 
purposes of this act, said district may dig up any such lands, 
and, under the direction of the selectmen of the town m 
which any such way lies, may enter upon and dig up the same, 
in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to public 
travel thereon. The said district shall not enter upon the Restrictions 
location of any railroad corporation, or construct or lay any upon raUroad 
pipes, conduits or other works within such location, except locations. 
at such time and in such manner as it may agree upon with 
such railroad corporation,, or, in case of failure so to agree, 
as may be approved by the department of public utilities. 
Said district may purchase water from any municipality for May purchase 

water from 



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Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 16, 17, 18. 



municipalities, 
etc. 



such periods of time, in such manner, on such terms and 
conditions and in such amounts as said district may by vote 
determine, and for the purpose aforesaid the said water 
district, by its board of commissioners, may make a contract 
or contracts. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 4, 1926. 



Chap. 



Boston school 
committee 
may grant 
degree of 
Master of 
Education at 
The Teachers 
College of the 
City of Boston. 



16 An Act authorizing the school committee of the city 
of boston to grant the degree of master of educa- 
tion at the teachers college of the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The school committee of the city of Boston may grant the 
degree of Master of Education to graduates of colleges or 
universities who have satisfactorily completed a graduate 
course of instruction in The Teachers College of the City of 
Boston as prescribed by the board of superintendents, in 
addition to the degrees it may now grant to graduates of said 
college under authority of chapter two hundred and seventy- 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twent^'-two and 
chapter one hundred and forty-two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four. Approved February 4, 1926. 



Chap. 17 An Act relative to preliminary elections for the 

NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIVE MUNICIPAL 
OFFICE IN THE CITY OF QUINCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

There shall be placed upon the ballot to be used at the next 
state election in the city of Quincy the following question: — 
"Shall sections forty-four A to forty-four G, inclusive, of 
chapter forty-three of the General Laws, relative to the 
nomination by preliminary elections of candidates for elec- 
tive municipal offices in cities governed under a standard form 
of city charter, be accepted by the city of Quincy?" If a 
majority of the voters voting thereon in said city vote in the 
affirmative, said sections shall thereupon take effect therein. 

Approved February 4i 1926. 



Preliminary 
elections for 
nomination of 
candidates for 
elective munic- 
ipal office in 
city of Quincy. 



Chap. 18 An Act authorizing the town of sharon to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Town of 
Sharon may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Sharon 
School I>nan, 
Act of 1926. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a new high 
school building and originally equipping and furnishing the 
same, the town of Sharon may borrow from time to time, 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the 
words, Sharon School Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 19. 11 

issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be 
paid in not more than fifteen years from their dates, but no 
issue shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to 
an amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized 
issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax 
levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred 
under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but 
shall, except as provided herein, be subject to chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in 
section seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and 
thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 
Section 2. ThTs act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 5, 1926. 



An Act regulating the taking of trout in a certain 

PART OF the DEERFIELD RIVER. 



Chap, 19 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section forty-nine of chapter one hundred g. l. iso, 
and thirty of the General Laws, as amended by chapter two imencfed. 
hundred and sixty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word "length" in the seventh line the words: — , or a 
trout less than twelve inches in length if taken from that 
section of the Deerfield river lying between Shelburne Falls 
and the state line at Sherman, Vermont, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 49. Except as provided in section fifty- Buying, seii- 
two, no person shall at any time buy, sell or offer for sale a g"^' ^o/^timit 
trout or take or have in possession trout between August regulated. 
first in any year and April fifteenth of the year following; or 
have in possession at any time a brook trout less than six 
inches in length or a rainbow or brown trout less than eight 
inches in length, or a trout less than twelve inches in length Application 
if taken from that section of the Deerfield river lying between parTo^f Deer- 
Shelburne Falls and the state line at Sherman, Vermont, ^^''^ "ver. 
unless taken by a person lawfully fishing and immediately 
returned alive to the water whence it was taken. 

Section 2. Section fifty-one of said chapter one hundred ^- ^- ^^j'' ^ ^i, 
and thirty is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following: — , nor shall any person take more than five 
trout of any or all species in any one day from that section 
of the Deerfield river lying between Shelburne Falls and 
the state line at Sherman, Vermont, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 51 . No person shall in any one day take Fishing for 
a total of more than twenty-five trout of any or all species, ca°tch ™'*^°^ 
and when two or more persons are angling from the same 
boat or raft they shall take for a like period not more in the 
aggregate than thirty trout, nor shall any person take more Application 
than five trout of any or all species in any one day from that parTof Deer- 
section of the Deerfield river lying between Shelburne Falls field river. 
and the state line at Sherman, Vermont. 

Section 3. Said chapter one hundred and thirty is hereby g. l. iso, new 
further amended by inserting after section fifty -four the §^54.'°" "^'''^'^ 



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Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 20, 21. 



Restricted 
area in 

Deerfield river 
for breeding 
and developing 
trout. 



G. L. 130, § 53. 
amended. 

Penalty for 
violations 
as to taking, 
etc., of trout. 



following new section: — Section 54 A. For the purpose of 
breeding and developing trout, the director may establish 
a restricted area in that section of the Deerfield river lying 
between Shelburne Falls and the state line at Sherman, 
Vermont, and he may, subject to approval by the governor 
and council, make rules and regulations for the taking of fish 
within such area. 

Section 4. Said chapter one hundred and thirty is hereby 
further amended by striking out section fifty-three and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 53. Viola- 
tion of any provision of the four preceding sections, or of any 
rule or regulation made under the preceding section or sec- 
tion fifty-four A, shall be punished by a fine of not less than 
ten nor more than twenty-five dollars, and the director may, 
in case of a violation of any rule or regulation made by him, 
suspend or revoke any license or permit granted under 
authority of the preceding section. 

Approved February 5, 1926. 



Chap. 20 An Act authorizing the city of lynn to furnish water 

TO THE LYNNFIELD WATER DISTRICT. 



City of Lynn 
may furnisli 
water to 
Lynnfield 
water district. 



Contract. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn is hereby authorized to 
furnish water to the Lynnfield water district, established by 
chapter four hundred and forty-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four, for such periods of time, in such 
manner, on such terms and conditions, and in such amounts, 
as the city council of said city of Lynn, by vote or votes, in 
accordance with its charter, may determine, and for the 
purpose aforesaid, said city of Lynn, by its city council, in 
accordance with its charter, may make a contract with said 
Lynnfield water district, acting by and through its board of 
commissioners. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 9, 1926. 



Chap. 



Action by 
town of 
Arlington, 
etc., as to 
laying out 
and construc- 
tion of certain 
streets 
validated. 



Petitions for 
assessment of 
damages, etc. 



21 An Act relative to the laying out and construction 

OF certain streets in the town of ARLINGTON AND 
TO THE ASSESSMENT OF BETTERMENTS THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jolloivs: 

Section 1. All action by the town of Arlington and by 
any of its boards or officers for the purpose of laying out and 
constructing Brooks avenue, Hamlet street, Newton road and 
Surry road in said town, in so far as such action may be 
invalid by reason of the fact that the orders of taking for 
such improvements were recorded in the registry of deeds 
after the expiration of the period provided by section three 
of chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, is hereby vali- 
dated and confirmed. The time within which petitions for 
the assessment of the damages for takings for the aforesaid 
improvements may be brought shall run from the effective 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 22, 23. 13 

date of this act, subject otherwise to the provisions of said 
chapter seventy-nine. Notwithstanding the provisions of Assessment of 
section one of chapter eighty of the General Laws limiting ^^^^^'^"^'^'^ ^• 
the period for assessing betterments to six months after the 
completion of the improvement and the provisions of section 
two of said chapter eighty prohibiting any such assessment 
unless the order of taking, plan and estimate are recorded 
in the registry of deeds within thirty days from the adoption 
of the order, betterments for the aforesaid improvements may 
be assessed, subject otherwise to the provisions of said chap- 
ter eighty, at any time within six months after said effective 
date, if otherwise in accordance with law. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 9, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the city of lynn to pension Walter Chav 22 

E. coates. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the public good, ^'^y plMufn" 
the city of Lynn may retire Walter E. Coates, who served the Waiter e. 
city faithfully for over fifteen years as a regular fireman and 
for five years previously as a call fireman, on an annual 
pension, payable monthly, equal to one half of the salary 
received by him during the last year of his active service, 
which ended June tenth, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, 
the said Coates being permanently disabled for further 
performance of duty. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- "*y'^°"'i<='i'etc. 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs P'^viso. 
during the current year. Approved February 9, 1926. 

An Act relative to the enforcement of the laws Chav 23 
regulating apiaries. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-eight of chapter one hundred and twenty- g. l. 128, § 38, 
eight of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting ^™^^'^'^'^- 
after the word "inclusive" in the second line the following: 
— , or after receipt of written request from the inspector or 
any of his assistants unreasonably refuses or neglects to 
comply with any regulation lawfully made and issued under 
said section thirty-two, — so as to read as follows: — Sec- Penalty for 
Hon 38. Whoever violates any provision of sections thirty- raS*e°tc! °^ 
two to thirty-six, inclusive, or after receipt of written request regulating 
from the inspector or any of his assistants unreasonably 
refuses or neglects to comply with any regulation lawfully 
made and issued under said section thirty-two, shall be 
punished for the first offence by a fine of not more than ten 
dollars, for the second offence by a fine of not more than 
twenty-five dollars and for a subsequent offence by a fine of 
not more than fifty dollars. Approved February 9, 1926. 



14 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 24, 25. 



Curry. 



Chap. 24 An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to pat a 

SUM OF MONEY TO THE ESTATE OF ROBERT CURRY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

city of Section 1. For the purpose of discharging its moral 

pay "sum of ' obligation, the city of Worcester may pay to Harvey Curry, 
TRoberr'*^*" administrator of the estate of Robert Curry, who was killed 
on January nineteenth, nineteen hundred and twenty-four 
in the city hospital in said city, a public institution thereof, 
in consequence of the want of due care in the management of 
an elevator in said hospital, the sum of seven hundred and 
fifty dollars. Upon the payment of said sum as aforesaid 
to said administrator, the said city shall be discharged from 
all liability on account of said death. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter;, provided, that such acceptance occurs 
during the current year. Approved February 9, 1926. 



Submission to 
oity council, etc 

Proviso. 



Chap. 25 An Act enabling the town of milton to sell a portion 

OF its playgrounds on ADAMS STREET. 



Town of Mil- 
ton may sell 
portion of its 
playgrounds 
on Adams 
street. 



Boundaries 
and descrip- 
tion of 
property. 



Action by town, 
when may be 
taken, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Milton may sell at public 
auction or private sale, and convey, the whole or any part 
of a certain parcel of real estate situated in that town, which 
was acquired for playground purposes and is no longer needed 
for public use, and shall use the proceeds of such sale for the 
purposes stated in section sixty-three of chapter forty-four 
of the General Laws, inserted by section four of chapter 
three hundred and three of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three. Said parcel of land is bounded and 
described as follows: southwesterly by the northeasterly side 
line of Adams street, one hundred eighty-one and thirty one 
hundredths feet; northwesterly by the southeasterly line of 
the old "East Milton School House Lot" extended north- 
easterly, three hundred twenty-five feet; northeasterly by 
the remaining part of the "Playground Lot", one hundred 
eighty-one feet, more or less; and southeasterly by land 
formerly of Samuel Babcock, three hundred twenty-five feet. 

Section 2. Action hereunder may be taken by the 
town at the annual meeting to be held in March nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, but not thereafter, except so far as 
is necessary to carry out the provisions of a vote passed at 
said meeting or to use as aforesaid the proceeds of said sale. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 10, 1926. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 26, 27. 15 

An Act providing for the omission of lists of share- (JJkij) 26 
holders from certificates of condition of certain ' 

corporations. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section thirty-seven of chapter one hundred and fifty- G. l. i58. § 37, 
eight of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking '*'"®"^«'^- 
out, in the eighth and ninth hnes, the words "the name of 
each shareholder and the number of shares standing in his 
name", — so as to read as follows: — Section 37. Every Annual cer- 
corporation shall annually file in the office of the state secre- condition of 
tary, within thirty days after the date fixed in its by-laws for tfMg'^gf^""'""'*" 
its annual meeting, or within thirty days after the final etc." 
adjournment thereof, but not more than three months after 
the date so fixed for said meeting, a certificate signed and 
sworn to by its president, treasurer and at least a majority 
of its directors, stating the date of holding such meeting, the Contents. 
amount of capital stock as it then stands fixed by the cor- 
poration, the amount then paid in, and the assets and 
liabilities of the corporation, in such form, with such detail 
and of such date as the commissioner shall require or approve. 
Such certificates shall, by the act of filing, be considered as Filing to be 
recorded and shall be preserved by the state secretary in rewrdfng^'jtc. 
book form convenient for reference. Such certificate of a Verification by 
corporation having a capital stock of one hundred thousand '^"^»*'"'"' ^^e^^- 
dollars or more shall be verified by an auditor as provided 
in section forty-nine of chapter one hundred and fifty-six. 

Approved February 10, 1926. 



An Act increasing the penalty for the taking of small Chav 27 

PICKEREL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-nine of chapter one hundred and thirty of ^c^amended^' 
the General Laws, as amended by 'section two of chapter 
two hundred and sixty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the fourth line, the words "one dollar" and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — not less than ten dollars, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 89. Whoever takes from Penalty for 
the waters of the commonwealth a pickerel less than twelve ptckefe?.^ ^™^'' 
inches in length or has in possession any such pickerel shall 
be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars for each 
pickerel so taken or held In possession; and in prosecutions 
under this section the possession of pickerel less than twelve 
inches in length shall be prima facie evidence of such unlawful 
taking. Approved February 10, 1926. 



16 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 28, 29, 30. 



Chap. 28 An Act relative to the issuing and recording of li- 
censes FOR intelligence OFFICES IN THE CITY OF 
BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two hundred and two of chapter one hundred and 
forty of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "of" in the fourteenth Hne the words: — 
inteUigence offices, — so as to read as follows: — Section 202. 
Licenses granted to keepers of intelligence offices, dealers 
in junk, old metals and second hand articles, junk collectors, 
pawnbrokers and keepers of billiard saloons, pool or sippio 
rooms or tables, bowling alleys, skating rinks and picnic 
groves shall, except as hereinafter provided, be signed by the 
clerk of the town where they are granted. Every such license 
shall, before being delivered to the licensee, be recorded by 
the town clerk, in a book kept for that purpose. Such 
license shall set forth the name of the licensee, the nature of 
the business, and the building or place in such town in which 
it is to be carried on, and shall continue in force until May 
first following unless sooner revoked. The board or officer 
issuing such a license shall, except as provided in section 
seventy-seven, receive for the use of the town such amount, 
not less than two dollars for each license, as the board or 
officer considers reasonable. In Boston licenses for keepers 
of intelligence offices, billiard saloons, pool or sippio rooms 
or tables, bowling alleys, skating rinks and picnic groves 
shall be signed by the licensing board and recorded by its 
clerk; the other licenses shall be signed by the police com- 
missioner and recorded by his clerk. 

Approved February 11, 1926. 



G. L. 140, 

§ 202, amended. 



Certain 
licenses 
granted by 
cities and 
towns, signing, 
recording, etc. 



Contents. 



Duration. 
Fees. 



Certain 

licenses granted 
by city of Bos- 
ton, signing, 
recording, etc. 



Chap. 29 An Act repealing the law establishing the minimum 

RATE OF compensation TO BE PAID ASSESSORS OF TAXES. 



Repeal of law 
as to minimum 
rate of com- 
pensation of 
assessors of 
taxes. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eighty-eight of chapter fifty-nine of the General 
Laws, establishing the minimum rate of compensation to be 
paid assessors of taxes, is hereby repealed. 

Approved February 11, 1926. 



Chap. 30 An Act extending the time for the acceptance of the 

ACT establishing THE HOUSATONIC FIRE AND WATER 
district in THE TOWN OF GREAT BARRINGTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirteen of chapter three hundred and forty-one < 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three is hereby ' 
amended by striking out, in the third line, the word "three" 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — seven, — and by 
striking out, in the fifth line, the word "four" and inserting 
in place thereof the word : — eight, — so as to read as f ol- 



1923, 341, § 13, 
amended. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 31, 32. 17 

lows: — Scctio7i 13. For the purpose of its submission for Extension of 
acceptance, this act shall take effect upon its passage; but acceptance of 
it shall be void unless such acceptance occurs within seven act estabiish- 

c, •. I ii- J- J. 'J. J -A • • ing Housatonic 

years after its passage and the district, under its provisions. Fire and 
shall begin the distribution of water within eight years after ^^''^^ District. 
its passage. Approved February 11, 1926. 

An Act relative to the enforcement of the plant Chap. 31 

PEST CONTROL LAAVS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-seven of chapter one hun- g. l. 128, § 27, 
dred and twenty-eight of the General Laws is hereby amended '''^^^"'ied. 
by striking out, in the seventh and eighth lines, the words 
"prescribe such general requirements" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — make and issue such regulations, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 27. The director, with Powers of 
the approval of the commissioner, after a duly advertised div^isionof 
public hearing with notice to interested parties, may pro- '^^^^^^{'^'^ 
hibit for such periods and under such conditions as he may 
impose, the delivery within the commonwealth of nursery 
stock from outside thereof when in his opinion such nursery 
stock is likely to.be infested with insect pests or disease or 
is likely to act as a carrier thereof. With the approval of Regulations. 
the commissioner, he may make and issue such regulations 
as may be needed to carry out sections sixteen to thirty-one, 
inclusive, and may publish information about such insects 
and disease as come within his observation. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and twenty-eight ^^^ll\' ^ ^^' 
is hereby further amended by striking out section twenty- 
nine and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section Penalty for 
29. Whoever violates any provision of sections sixteen to plant^pes^t" 
twenty-seven, inclusive, or offers any hindrance to the carry- control laws, 
ing out of any part thereof, or after receipt of written request 
from the director or any of his assistants unreasonably re- 
fuses or neglects to comply with any order or regulation 
lawfully made under any of said sections, shall be punished 
by a fine of not less than ten nor more than one hundred 
dollars to the use of the commonwealth. 

Approved February 11, 1926. 



An Act establishing a close season until the year Chap. 32 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one on ruffed grouse 
IN dukes county. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

It shall be unlawful, before the beginning of the open Close season 
season for ruffed grouse throughout the commonwealth in onruffed'^ 
the year nineteen hundred and thirty-one, to hunt, pursue, f5u^|sc"unt 
take or kill a ruffed grouse, commonly called partridge, in 
Dukes county, or to have in possession a ruffed grouse or 
any part thereof taken in said county. Violation of any Penalty. 



18 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 33, 34. 



provision of this act shall be punished by a fine of twenty 
dollars for each bird or part thereof in respect to which the 
violation occurs. Approved February 11, 1926. 



G. L. 92. I 44, 
etc., aiiiendcd. 



Notice of hear- 
ings upon 
petitions for 
locations for 
street railway, 
electric railroad, 
gas and elec- 
tric companies 
in certain 
boulevards and 
reservations. 



Chap. 33 An Act relative to locations for street railway, 

ELECTRIC railroad, GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANIES IN 
CERTAIN BOULEVARDS AND RESERVATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety-two of the General Laws, as amended in 
section forty-four by section two of chapter three hundred 
and ninety of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four 
and by section two of chapter eighty-three of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said section forty-four and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 44- Subject to the pro- 
visions of section forty-three, the commission, upon petition 
of a duly authorized official or representative of a street 
railway, electric railroad, gas or electric company for such 
location, shall give notice to all parties interested of the 
time and place at which the commission will give a hearing 
upon such petition, at least fourteen days before the hearing, 
by publication in one or more newspapers published in each 
town where the location petitioned for would lie, and if none 
such is published, then by publication in one or more news- 
papers published in each county where the location peti- 
tioned for would lie; and after hearing, if in the opinion of 
the commission public convenience and necessity so require, 
it may grant such location, or any part thereof, upon such 
terms, conditions and obligations, and for such compensation, 
as the public interest and a due regard for the rights of the 
commonwealth may require. Any such location shall be 
void unless written acceptance by a duly authorized official 
or representative of the company is filed with the commis- 
sion within sixty days after such company receives notice 
of the granting of the same. No order of the department of 
public utilities or of the commission shall be required for, 
but the commission may make rules and regulations govern- 
ing, the renewing, repairing or replacing of poles, wires, 
cables or pipes for the transmission of electricity fcfr light, 
heat or power or for the distribution of gas, once erected or 
constructed in accordance with law, or the making of house 
connections or connections between duly located pipes, 
conduits and distributing poles. 

Approved February 12, 1926. 



Gra,nting of 
locations, etc. 



Location void 
unless accept- 
ance filed, etc. 



Renewing, re- 
pairing, etc., of 
poles, wires, 
cables or 
pipes, cic. 



House con- 
nections, etc. 



Chap. 34 An Act placing under the civil service the offices of 

CHIEF OF police, AND OF CHIEF ENGINEER AND PERMANENT 
assistant ENGINEERS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, OF THE 
CITY OF FITCHBURG. 



City of Fitch- 
burg, offices of 
chief of police. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The offices of chief of police of the city of 
Fitchburg, of chief engineer of its fire department, and of the 



Acts, 1920. — Chaps. 35, 36. 19 

assistant engineers of said department by ordinance desig- ""d of chief 
nated as permanent district chief engineers, shall hereafter o'f'lir'ecfep^art- 
be subject to the civil service laws, and the rules and regu- ■""^'^ placed 

I • 1 1 1 • 1 !• 1 1 1 under civil 

lations made thereunder, respectively applicable thereto. service. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provi- etc^ ^ounci , 
sions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs Proviso. 
during the current year. Approved February 12, 1926. 



An Act relative to the enforcement of the laws QJmy 35 

REGULATING THE GRADING AND PACKING OF APPLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and twelve of chapter ninety-four of ^^Jj^jg^jj ^ ''"' 
the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following: — Whoever obstructs or hinders the Penalty in 

„•• 1. 'i, _ iu* 'j-j-'il connection with 

commissioner or agriculture or any 01 his assistants in the enforcement of 
performance of his duties under sections one hundred and apple grading 

1111 • 1 • 1 111 ^^"^ packing 

one to one hundred and seven, inclusive, and one hundred laws. 
and nine to one hundred and eleven, inclusive, shall be pun- 
ished by a fine of not less than ten nor more than one hun- 
dred dollars. Approved February 12, 1926. 



An Act providing for precinct voting, representative QJkij) 3(3 

TOWN meetings, TOWN MEETING MEMBERS, A REFEREN- 
DUM AND AN ANNUAL MODERATOR IN THE TOWN OF WAKE- 
FIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon the acceptance of this act by the Piecinct voting, 
town of Wakefield, as hereinafter provided, the selectmen, towTmeeVng^s, 
assessors and registrars of voters of the town, acting jointly, Wakefield*" ^^ 
and hereinafter referred to as the districting board, shall 
forthwith divide the territory thereof into not less than six 
nor more than twelve voting precincts, each of which shall 
be plainly designated, and shall contain not less than six 
hundred registered voters. The precincts shall be so estab- Precincts. 
lished as to consist of compact and contiguous territory, to 
be bounded as far as possible by the middle line of known 
streets and ways or by other well defined limits. All pre- 
cincts shall contain approximately an equal number of 
registered voters. Their boundaries shall be reviewed and, 
if need be, wholly or partly revised by the districting board, 
in December, once in five years, or in December of any year 
when so directed by a vote of a town meeting not later than 
November thirtieth of that year. The districting board board'to'ie- 
shall, within ten days after any establishment or revision of t^°^^ doings, 
the precincts, but not later than January tenth of the suc- 
ceeding year, file a report of their doings with the town clerk, 
the assessors and the registrars of voters, with a map or 
maps or description of the precincts and the names and 
residences of the registered voters therein. The districting 



establishment, 

etc. 



20 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 36. 



Division into 
voting pre- 
cincts, effective 
date, etc. 



Town clerk to 
give written 
notice to stnte 
secretary, etc. 

Meetings of 
voters, when 
and where to 
be held. 



Certain pro- 
visions of 
general laws to 
apply, etc. 



Representative 
town meeting 
membership, 
number, etc. 



Town meeting 
members, elec- 
tion, terms, 
etc. 



board shall also cause to be posted in the town hall a map 
or maps or description of the precincts as established or 
revised from time to time, with the names and residences of 
the registered voters therein; and it shall also cause to be 
posted in at least one public place in each precinct a map or 
description of that precinct with the names and residences 
of the registered voters therein. The division of the town 
into voting precincts and any revision of such precincts shall 
take effect upon the date of the filing of the report thereof 
by the districting board with the town clerk. 

Whenever the precincts are established or revised, the 
town clerk shall forthwith give written notice thereof to the 
state secretary, stating the number and designation of the 
precincts. Meetings of the registered voters of the several 
precincts for elections, for primaries, and for voting upon 
any question to be submitted to all the voters of the town, 
shall be held on the same day and at same hour, and at such 
place or places within the town as the selectmen shall in the 
warrant for such meeting direct. The provisions of the 
general laws, relating to precinct voting at elections, so far 
as the same are not inconsistent with this act, shall apply to 
all elections and primaries in the town upon the establish- 
ment of voting precincts as hereinbefore provided. 

Section 2. Other than the officers designated in section 
three as town meeting members at large, the representative 
town meeting membership shall in each precinct consist of 
the largest number divisible by three which will admit of a 
representation of all precincts by an equal number of mem- 
bers and which will not cause the total elected tow^n meeting 
membership to exceed two hundred and fifty-two. The 
registered voters in every precinct shall, at the first annual 
town election held after the establishment of the precincts, 
and at the first annual town election following any precinct 
revision where the number of precincts is changed, conform- 
ably to the laws relative to elections not inconsistent with 
this act, elect by ballot the number of registered voters in 
the precinct, other than the officers designated in section 
three as town meeting members at large, provided for in the 
first sentence of this section, to be town meeting members 
of the town. The first third in order of votes received of 
members so elected shall serve three years, the second third 
in such order shall serve two years, and the remaining third 
in such order shall serve one year, from the day of the annual 
town meeting; in case of a tie vote affecting the division into 
thirds as aforesaid the members elected from the precinct 
shall by ballot determine the same; and thereafter, except 
as is otherwise provided herein, at each annual town election 
the registered voters of each precinct shall, in like manner, 
elect one third of the number of town meeting members to 
which that precinct is entitled for the term of three years, 
and shall at such election fill for the unexpired term or terms 
any vacancy or vacancies then existing in the number of 
town meeting members in their respective precincts. Upon 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 36. 21 

every revision of the precincts where the number of pre- 
cincts is changed, the terms of office of all town meeting 
members from every precinct shall cease upon the election 
of their successors. The town clerk shall, after every Notice to 
election of town meeting members, forthwith notify each "kcted" 
member by mail of his election. 

Section 3. Any representative town meeting held under Town meetings 
the provisions of this act, except as otherwise provided ceTt'afn elected 
herein, shall be limited to the voters elected under section members and 
two together with the following, designated as town meeting large, etc.^ 
members at large; namely, any member of the general court 
of the commonwealth from the town, the moderator, the 
town clerk, the selectmen, the town treasurer, the town 
accountant, the town solicitor, the town collector of taxes, 
three members of the school committee, to be chosen by it, 
one member of the municipal light board, to be chosen by it, 
one member of the water and sewage board, to be chosen by 
it, one member of the trustees of the public library, to be 
chosen by them, one member of the board of health, to be 
chosen by it, one member of the park commissioners, to be 
chosen by them, the tree warden, one member of the plan- 
ning board, to be chosen by it, one member of the assessors 
of taxes, to be chosen by them, one member of the regis- 
trars of voters, to be chosen by them, one member of the 
overseers of the poor, to be chosen by them, and three mem- 
bers of the finance committee, to be chosen by it. The town Notice of 
clerk shall notify the town meeting members of the time g°^" meetings, 
and place at which representative town meetings are to be 
held, the notices to be sent by mail at least five days before 
the meeting. The town meeting members, as aforesaid, shall 
be the judges of the election and qualification of their mem- 
bers. A majority of the town meeting members shall con- Quorum, 
stitute a quorum for doing business; but a less number may 
organize temporarily and may adjourn from time to time. 
Notice of every adjourned representative town meeting shall Notice of 
be posted by the town clerk in the town clerk's office, and mJet'ingsto bT 
said clerk shall notify the members by mail of the adjourned posted, etc. 
meeting at least twenty-four hours prior thereto. The 
notices shall state briefly the business to be acted upon at the 
meeting, and shall include notice of any proposed reconsidera- 
tion. All town meetings shall be public. The town meeting Meetings public. 
members as such shall receive no compensation. Subject to Nocompen- 
such conditions as may be determined from time to time by ^^*'°°- 
the representative town meeting, any voter of the town who Voters may 
is not a town meeting member may speak at any representa- meet'ingl, etc. 
tive town meeting, but shall not vote. A town meeting Resignations. 
member may resign by filing a written resignation with the 
town clerk, and such resignation shall take effect on the date 
of such filing. A town meeting member who removes from Removal from 
the town shall cease to be a town meeting member and a dnc^, "effect' 
town meeting member who removes from one precinct to 
another or is so removed by a revision of precincts shall 
not retain membership after the next annual election. 



22 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 36. 



Nomination of 
candidatt-s fol- 
low ii meeting 
members, how 
made. 



Proviso. 



Acceptance of 
iionaiiiitiou. 



Warrant 
articles, how 
acted upon, 
etc. 



Moderator, 
election, etc. 



Moderator pro 
tempore. 

Vacancies in 
full number of 
town meeting 
members, 
filling, etc. 

Notices of 
vacancy. 



Calling of 
epecial meeting. 



Choice by 
ballot. 



Certificate of 
cb'iice, etc. 



Section 4. Nomination of candidates for town meeting 
members to be elected under this act shall be made by 
nomination papers, which shall bear no political designation 
and shall be signed by not less than twenty-five voters of 
the precinct in which the candidate resides, and filed with 
the town clerk at least ten days before the election; pro- 
vided, that any town meeting member may become a candi- 
date for re-election by giving written notice thereof to the 
town clerk at least twenty days before such election. No 
nomination paper shall be valid in respect to any candidate 
whose written acceptance is not thereon or attached thereto. 

Section 5. The articles in the warrant for every town 
meeting, so far as they relate to the election of the moderator, 
town officers, and town meeting members, as hereinbefore 
provided, to referenda and all matters to be acted upon and 
determined by ballot, shall be so acted upon and determined 
by the voters of the town in their respective precinct meet- 
ings. All other articles in the warrant for any town meet- 
ing, beginning with the annual town meeting in the year 
when said town meeting members are first elected, shall be 
acted upon and determined exclusively by town meeting 
members at a meeting to be held at such time and place as 
shall be set forth by the selectmen in the Avarrant for the 
meeting, subject to the referendum provided for by section 
eight. 

Section 6. A moderator shall be elected by ballot at 
each annual town meeting and shall serve as moderator of 
all town meetings, except as otherwise provided by law, 
until a successor is elected and qualified. Nominations for 
and election of a moderator shall be as in the case of other 
elective town officers, and any vacancy in the office may be 
filled by the town meeting members at a meeting held for 
that purpose. If a moderator is absent a moderator pro 
tempore may be elected by the town meeting members. 

Section 7. Any vacancy in the full number of town 
meeting members from any precinct may be filled until the 
next annual election by the remaining town meeting mem- 
bers of the precinct from among the registered voters thereof. 
Upon petition therefor signed by not less than ten town 
meeting members from the precinct, notices of the vacancy 
shall promptly be given by the town clerk to the remaining 
members from the precinct in which the vacancy exists, and 
said clerk shall call a special meeting of such members for 
the purpose of filling any vacancy. The town clerk shall 
cause to be mailed to every such member, not less than four 
days before the time set for the meeting, a notice specifying 
the object, time and place of the meeting. At the said 
meeting a majority of the members shall constitute a quorum, 
and they shall elect from their own number a chairman and 
a clerk. The choice to fill any vacancy shall be by ballot, 
and a majority of the votes cast shall be required for a 
choice. The chairman and the clerk shall make a certificate 
of the choice and forthwith file the same with the town 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 36. 23 

clerk, together with a written acceptance by the member 
or members so chosen, who shall thereupon be deemed 
elected and qualified as a town meeting member or mem- 
bers, subject to the right of all the town meeting members to 
judge of the election and qualifications of members as set 
forth in section three. 

Section 8. No article in the warrant shall at any rep- Disposition of 
resentative town meeting be finally disposed of by a vote to arUdes^ctc. 
pass over, to lay upon the table, to indefinitely postpone or 
to take no action thereon. No vote passed at any repre- Votes, when 
sentative town meeting under any article in the warrant, °p<^'''^*>^<'- 
except a vote to adjourn or a vote for the temporary borrow- 
ing of money in anticipation of taxes, shall be operative until 
after the expiration of seven days, exclusive of Sundays and 
holidays, from the dissolution of the meeting. If, within Referendum. 
said seven days a petition, signed by not less than two hun- 
dred registered voters of the town, containing their names 
and addresses, as they appear on the list of registered voters, 
or signed by not less than fifty town meeting members, is 
filed with the selectmen requesting that the question or 
questions involved in such vote be submitted to the voters 
of the town at large, then the selectmen, within fourteen 
days after the filing of the petition, shall call a special meet- 
ing, which shall be held within ten days after the issuing 
of the call, for the sole purpose of presenting to the voters 
at large the question or questions so involved. The polls Polling hours. 
shall be opened at two o'clock in the afternoon and shall be 
closed not earlier than eight o'clock in the evening, and all 
votes upon any questions so submitted shall be taken by Votes by ballot, 
ballot, and the check list shall be used in the several precinct ^*'^' 
meetings in the same manner as in the election of town 
officers. The questions so submitted shall be determined by Questions, how- 
vote of the same proportion of voters at large voting thereon 6^0.^"^™'"" ' 
as would have been required by law of the town meeting 
members had the question been finally determined at a rep- 
resentative town meeting. The questions so submitted ^,ated°u"pon'"^ 
shall be stated upon the ballot in the same language and ballot, etc. 
form in which they were stated when presented to said rep- 
resentative town meeting by the moderator as appears from 
the records of the said meeting. If such petition is not filed tive^ff'mf'^*' 
within the said period of seven days, the vote of the repre- petition, etc. 
sentative town meeting shall become operative upon the 
expiration of the said period. 

Section 9. The town of Wakefield, after the acceptance Powers of 
of this act, shall have the capacity to act through and to be town meeting 
bound by its said town meeting members who shall, when members, etc. 
convened from time to time as herein provided, constitute 
representative town meetings; and the representative town 
meetings shall exercise exclusively, so far as will conform to 
the provisions of this act, all powers vested in the municipal 
corporation. Action in conformity with all provisions of 
law now or hereafter applicable to the transaction of town 
affairs in town meetings shall, when taken by any representa- 



24 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 37, 38. 



Certain_ rights 
not abridged, 
etc. 



Submission to 
voters of town 
of Wakefield, 
etc. 



Time of 
taking effect. 



tive town meeting in accordance with the provisions of this 
act, have the same force and effect as if such action had 
been taken in a town meeting open to all the voters of the 
town as heretofore organized and conducted. 

Section 10. This act shall not abridge the right of the 
inhabitants of Wakefield to hold general meetings, as that 
right is secured to them by the constitution of the com- 
monw^ealth; nor shall this act confer upon any representative 
town meeting in Wakefield the power finally to commit the 
town to any measure affecting its municipal existence or 
changing its government, without action thereon by the 
voters of the town at large, using the ballot and the check 
lists therefor. 

Section 11. This act shall be submitted to the regis- 
tered voters of the toAvn of Wakefield at any annual or special 
town meeting called for the purpose. The vote shall be 
taken in precincts by ballot in accordance with the pro- 
visions of the general laws, so far as the same shall be appli- 
cable, in answer to the question, which shall be placed upon 
the official ballot used for the election of town officers: 
" Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-six entitled * An Act providing for 
precinct voting, representative town meetings, tow^n meet- 
ing members, a referendum and an annual moderator in the 
town of Wakefield' be accepted by this town?" 

Section 12. So much of this act as authorizes its sub- 
mission for acceptance to the registered voters of the town 
shall take effect upon its passage, and the remainder shall 
take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters 
voting thereon. Approved February 15, 1926. 



Chap. 37 An Act authorizing the Massachusetts homceopathic 

HOSPITAL TO HOLD ADDITIONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Massachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital, incorporated 
by chapter four hundred and eleven of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and fifty-five, is hereby authorized, for the pur- 
poses of its incorporation, to hold property to an amount 
not exceeding ten million dollars. 

Approved February 15, 1926. 



Massaciiusetts 
Homceopathic 
Hospital may 
hold additional 
property. 



Chap. 38 An Act relative to the form of application for ballots 

BY ABSENT VOTERS. 



G. L. 54, § 
par. (6), 
amended. 

Form of 
application 
for ballots 
by absent 
voters. 



87, 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eighty-seven of chapter fifty-four of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (6) and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — (h) Blank forms 
of application for such ballots, worded as follow^s: 

I, , hereby apply for an official absent voting 

ballot. I am a legal resident of the city or town of 
and a duly registered voter at , 

(Street and Number) (City or Town) 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 39, 40. 26 

and, as I believe, entitled to vote at the next state election at 

precinct , ward , in the city or town of 

. Mail official absent voting ballot to 

(Street and Number) (Pi ty or Town) (State) 

(If in the service of the United States, the apj)licant will 
fill out the following:) I am in the military, naval, civil 
service of the United States, and my rank or official position 
is . (Signature) (date) 

We, the undersigned, a majority of the registrars of 
voters of the of , hereby certify 

that the above signature, to the best of our knowledge and 
belief, appears to be genuine, and that we believe said 
is a duly registered voter in said pre- 
cinct , ward , city or town of 
Registrars of voters of the of 

Approved February 15, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the town of boylston to borrow fjjnY) 39 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a school 5°^.°^ 

, ., J. , . . „ ^ . ^ . , » ... -J 1 -I 1 Boylston may 

buildmg and ongmally equippmg and lurnisnmg said build- borrow money 
ing, the town of Boylston may borrow from time to time, p°urposes. 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, such 
sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, 
fifteen thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes • 

therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Boylston Boylston 
School Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue shall con- acS/uT' 
stitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not 
more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall 
be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted 
for the same purpose to be raised in the tax levy of the year 
when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except 
as herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in section 
seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 18, 1926. 

An Act further extending the boundaries of the north ni^Q^ ac) 

CHELMSFORD FIRE DISTRICT. ' ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The boundaries of the North Chelmsford North cheims- 
Fire District, established by chapter one hundred and nine- District, 
teen of the acts of nineteen hundred and six and extended f'ur'ther"^^ 
by chapter three hundred and fourteen of the acts of nine- extended. 
teen hundred and ten, are hereby further extended so as to 



26 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 41. 



Chap. 



Union Trust 
Company of 
Springfield, 
>Iassacliusett3 
may liold 
additional 
real estate, 
etc. 



include the territory hereinafter described and such taxable 
inhabitants of the town of Chelmsford as reside in said 
territory: — Beginning at the northwesterl}' corner of the 
said territory at a point in the southerly line of the present 
fire district distant approximately one hundred twenty-five 
feet westeWy from the westerly line of the North road; 
thence running southerly parallel with and distant approxi- 
mately one hundred twenty-five feet westerly from the said 
westerly line of the North road one thousand two hundred 
six and thirty-eight one hundredths feet to a point; thence 
turning at an angle of ninety-six degrees twenty-two minutes 
twenty seconds and running easterly across the North road 
three hundred one and eighty-six one hundredths feet to a 
point; thence turning at an angle of eighty-three degrees 
thirty-seven minutes forty seconds and running in a north- 
westerly direction nearly parallel with and distant approxi- 
mately one hundred twenty-five feet easterly from the. 
easterly line of said North road two hundred ninety-eight 
and forty-six one hundredths feet to a point; thence turning 
at an angle of two hundred four degrees fifty-two minutes 
twenty seconds and running in a general northerly direction 
parallel with and approximately one hundred twenty-five 
feet easterly from the easterly line of the Old road, so-called, 
being the road leading from the North road to the Princeton 
boulevard, nine hundred ten and thirteen one hundredths 
feet to a point in the southerly line of the present fire dis- 
trict; thence turning at an angle of one hundred two degrees 
twenty-four minutes thirty seconds and running south- 
westerly along the southerly line of the present fire district 
across said Old road two hundred fifty-six and forty-four one 
hundredths feet to a fire district bound; thence running 
still southwesterly across the said North road two hundred 
thirty-eight and seventy-nine one hundredths feet to the 
point of beginning. Being the premises shown on a plan 
entitled, " Extension to North Chelmsford Fire District, 
North Chelmsford, Mass., Surveyed December 19, 1925, by 
J. C. and W. T. Monahan, Civil Engineers, Lowell, Mass.", 
and containing according to said plan eleven and eight one 
hundredths acres. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 

41 An Act authorizing the union trust company of spring- 
field, MASSACHUSETTS, TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE 
IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Union Trust Company of Springfield, 
Massachusetts, a trust company organized under the laws 
of this commonwealth and having its usual place of business 
in the city of Springfield, may, subject otherwise to the pro- 
visions of section forty-one of chapter one hundred and 
seventy-two of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 42, 43. 27 

three hundred and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-two, and to the approval of the commis- Approval of 
sioner of banks, invest in real estate in said city suitable for of'brnks!""^'^ 
and to be used in whole or in part for the transaction of its 
business to an amount, including the cost of alterations and 
additions in the nature of permanent fixtures, not exceeding 
directly or indirectly two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, 
in addition to the amount permitted by said section forty- 
one, amended as aforesaid, to be held by said trust company 
at the time this act takes effect. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the town of walpole to incur QJiqj) 42 
indebtedness for school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and waTp"oi^^may 
constructing a new school building or of constructing addi- borrow money 
tions to school buildings, where such additions increase the p^urposes. 
floor space, and for the purpose of originally equipping and 
furnishing such building or additions, the town of Walpole 
may borrow from time to time, within a period of five years 
from the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, three hundred thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Walpole School Loan, Act of Loan°Act*'of'°^ 
1926. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, i926. ' 
and such loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen years 
from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized under this 
act unless a sum equal to an amount not less than ten per 
cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same purpose 
to be raised by the tax levy of the year when authorized. 
Indebtedness hereunder shall be in excess of the statutory 
limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject to the 
provisions of chapter forty-four of the General Laws, ex- 
clusive of the proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter 
by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the town of fairhaven to acquire diay, 43 

THE union wharf PROPERTY IN SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The town of Fairhaven may purcliase for Town of Fair- 
an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, or acquire"et'c.. 
may take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine '^'"'°J)./''in'^^ 
of the General Laws, the wharf property in said town known said town. 
as Union wharf, and may maintain and operate the same as 
a wharf. 



28 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 44. 



Powers of 
selectmen. 



May borrow 
money, etc. 



Fairhaven 
Wharf Loan, 
Act of 1926. 



Section 2. The powers conferred by this act may be 
exercised by the selectmen, who shall also have power to 
make rules and regulations governing the use of said wharf, 
subject, however, to such rules and regulations as the town 
may fix by vote. 

Section 3. For the purpose of meeting the expense in- 
curred by the purchase or taking of Union wharf as afore- 
said, the town of Fairhaven may borrow from time to time, 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, twenty-five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Fairhaven Wharf Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized 
issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall 
be paid in not more than ten years from their dates, but no 
issue shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal 
to an amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized 
issue is voted for the same purpose to be provided from 
available funds or to be raised by the tax levy of the year 
when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be inside the statutory limit and shall, except as herein 
provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in section seven of 
said chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 



Chap. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



44 An Act relative to the admission of foreign insurance 
companies and to the deposits required of certain 

foreign life INSURANCE COMPANIES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

G. L. 175, § 151, Section 1. Section one hundred and fifty-one of chapter 

one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws, as 

amended by section twelve of chapter two hundred and 

sixty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, 

is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 

"commonwealth" in the fifty-first line the words: — , that 

the company is in a sound financial condition and that its 

business policies, methods and management are sound and 

proper, — and by adding at the end thereof the words: — , 

which the commissioner may refuse to issue if he is of the 

opinion that such refusal will be in the public interest, — so 

Admissiori of that clauscs Sccoud and Fifth will read as follows: — Second, 

ance com- It lias satisfied the commissioner that (1) it is fully and 

of^organ^zaUon, l^S^^ly Organized under the laws of its state or government 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 44. 29 

to do the business it proposes to transact; that (2) it has, capital, assets, 

• » , 1 ii J.1 !•!? i> 11 'J 'j. I sound financial 

if a stock company, other than lite, a lully paid-up capital, condition, etc. 
exchisive of stockholders' obligations of any description, 
unimpaired on the basis fixed by sections ten to twelve, 
inclusive, of an amount not less than is required by sections 
forty-eight and fifty-one of domestic stock companies trans- 
acting the same classes of business; that (3), it has, if a mu- 
tual company, other than life, and (a), if it proposes to 
transact business under any one of the clauses of section 
forty-seven, except the fourth, eleventh, fourteenth or 
fifteenth, or under the first and eighth clauses thereof, net 
cash assets computed on the basis fixed by sections ten to 
twelve, inclusive, at least equal to the amount of capital 
required by sections forty-eight and fifty-one of a domestic 
stock company transacting the same classes of business, or 
net cash assets, so computed, of not less than fifty thousand 
dollars and contingent assets of not less than three hundred 
thousand dollars, or net cash assets, so computed, of not 
less than seventy-five thousand dollars and contingent 
assets of not less than one hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars, or net cash assets equal to its total liabilities, both 
computed as aforesaid, and contingent assets of not less 
than one hundred thousand dollars; or, (b), if it proposes to 
transact business under the fourth clause of said section 
forty-seven, a fully paid-up and unimpaired guaranty 
capital of not less than two hundred thousand dollars and 
net cash assets, so computed, exclusive of said capital, of 
not less than one hundred thousand dollars; or, (c), if it 
proposes to transact business under the first, second and 
eighth clauses of said section forty-seven, net cash assets, 
so computed, of not less than four hundred thousand dollars, 
or net cash assets, so computed, of not less than three hun- 
dred thousand dollars and contingent assets of not less than 
two hundred thousand dollars; or, (d), if it proposes to 
transact business under any two or more of the fourth, fifth, 
sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, twelfth and thirteenth 
clauses of said section forty-seven, net cash assets, com- 
puted as aforesaid, of not less than one hundred thousand 
dollars for each clause under w^hich it proposes to transact 
business, in addition to the guaranty capital and net cash 
assets required by (b) hereof if it proposes to transact 
business under said fourth clause; that (4) such capital and 
assets, other than contingent, are well invested and available 
for the payment of losses in the commonwealth, that the 
company is in a sound financial condition and that its 
business policies, methods and management are sound and 
proper; and (5) that it insures in a single risk wherever 
located an amount no larger than one tenth of its net assets 
except as provided in section twenty-one. 

Fifth, It has obtained from the commissioner a license License from 
stating that it has complied with the laws of the common- commissioner, 
wealth and specifying the kinds of business it is authorized 
to transact, which the commissioner may refuse to issue if J^efusai to 



30 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 45. 



G. L. 175. § 153, 
amended. 



Conditions of 
admission of 
foreign life 
insurance 
companies. 



Deposits. 



he is of the opinion that such refusal will be in the public 
interest. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five is 
hereby further amended by striking out section one hundred 
and fifty-three and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 153. A company organized under the laws of any 
other state of the United States for the transaction of life 
insurance maj^ subject to all the provisions of section one 
hundred and fifty-one so far as applicable to a life company, 
be admitted and authorized to do business in this common- 
wealth if, in the opinion of the commissioner, it has the 
requisite funds of a life company and has policies in force 
upon not less than one thousand lives in the United States 
for an aggregate amount of not less than one million dollars. 
Any such company organized under the laws of a state or 
government other than one of the United States may be 
so admitted and authorized, subject to all the provisions of 
section one hundred and fifty-one as aforesaid, if, in addition 
to fulfilling all the requirements of this section, it complies 
with section one hundred and fifty-five, and if it shall have 
and keep on deposit as provided in section one hundred and 
fifty-five or in the hands of trustees as provided in section 
one hundred and fifty-six, in exclusive trust for the security 
of its contracts with policyholders in the United States, funds 
of an amount equal to the net value of all its policies in the 
United States, less all indebtedness thereon, and not less 
than two hundred thousand dollars. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 



Chap. 45 An Act authorizing cities and towns to incur indebt- 
edness OUTSIDE THE STATUTORY LIMIT FOR CONSTRUCTING 
AND LAYING AQUEDUCTS AND LARGE WATER MAINS. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 44, § 8. 
etc., new 
clause after 
clause (3b). 



Municipal 
indebtedness, 
etc., for aque- 
ducts and large 
water mains. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eight of chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 
as amended by section eleven of cliapter four hundred and 
eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one 
and by section one of chapter three hundred and three of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after clause (56), inserted therein by 
section one of said chapter three hundred and three, the 
following new clause: — {3c) For constructing, and laying 
aqueducts and water mains of sixteen inches or more in 
diameter, twenty-five years. Approved February 25, 1926. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 46, 47. 31 



An Act to validate certain nominations of town (^Jiqi) 4() 

officers. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause lOiutrgency 
substantial inconvenience and confusion, therefore it is f^''^'*"''''«- 
liereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the 
immediate preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and i924, 45 etc.. 
twenty-four, as amended by chapter sixty-three of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "twenty-five" in the 
third line the words: — or in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six, — so as to read as follows: — All nominations Certain 
of candidates for town offices to be filled at annual town of town ' 
meetings in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-four or '^^^^J'^ ^^''' 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five or in the 
year nineteen hundred and twenty-six made by nomination 
papers which have been filed with and accepted by, or shall 
hereafter be filed with, any town clerk in conformity with 
section ten of chapter fifty-three of the General Laws, as 
amended by chapter three hundred and eighty-seven of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, if and in so far as 
such nominations may be invalid by reason of being sub- 
mitted to the registrars for the purpose of having the sig- 
natures thereon certified, in accordance with the provisions 
of section seven of said chapter fifty-three, as amended by 
section one of chapter two hundred and fourteen of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, instead of in accord- 
ance with the provisions of said section, as finally amended 
by chapter one hundred and twenty-four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three, are hereby made valid. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 



An Act authorizing the springfield co-operative bank Chew. 47 
to invest an additional sum of money in real estate 

FOR banking purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Springfield Co-operative Bank, a co- Springfield 
operative bank organized under the laws of this common- BanT mty^n- 
wealth, and having its usual place of business in the city of ^?L^,''^'*^'""f' 

ct • r- 1 \ 1 ■ 1 ii>i •• money in real 

bprmgneld, may, subject to the approval of the commissioner estate for 
of banks, invest in the purchase and preparation of a suit- purposes. 
able building in said city to be used in whole or in part for 
the convenient transaction of its business, an amount not 
exceeding fifty thousand dollars in addition to the amount 
heretofore authorized by law to be invested for the afore- 
said purposes; provided, however, that nothing contained Proviso. 
herein shall be construed as authorizing a total investment 



32 



Acts, 1926. — Chains. 48, 49, 50. 



by said bank for the aforesaid purposes exceeding in the 

aggregate the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

Section 2, This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 



Chap. 48 ^^ -^^"^ RELATIVE TO THE PUBLICATION OF INFORMATION 
CONCERNING THE FINANCES OF THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Chapter six hundred and eleven of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and eight is hereby amended by striking out section 
eleven and inserting in place thereof the following: — Sec- 
tion 11. The municipal council shall at the end of each 
municipal year cause a full and complete examination of all 
books and accounts of the city to be made by competent 
accountants, and shall publish the result of such examination. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 



1908, 611, § 11, 
amended. 



Finances of 

city of 

Gloucester, 

examination, 

publication of 

information, 

etc. 



Chap. 49 An Act placing under civil service the clerical em- 
ployee OF the board OF SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF 
METHUEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-one of the 
General Laws, and the rules and regulations made there- 
under, shall hereafter apply to Albert Slack, the clerical 
employee of the board of selectmen of the town of Methuen, 
but without requiring him to take an examination. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by said board of selectmen at any time during the 
current year. Approved February 25, 1926. 



Clerical em- 
ployee of 
selectmen of 
Methuen 
placed under 
civil service. 



Submission 
to selectmen, 
etc. 



Chap. 50 An Act to protect fish in certain waters of menemsha 

AND NASHAQUITSA PONDS IN THE TOWN OF CHILMARK. 



Protection of 
fish in certain 
waters of 
Menemsha and 
Nashaquitsa 
ponds in town 
of Chilmark. 



Penalty. 



Be it enacted, etc ., as follows: 

Section 1. No person shall engage in beam-trawling or 
otter-trawling in the waters of Menemsha pond or of Nasha- 
quitsa pond which lie within the town of Chilmark without 
first securing a permit therefor from the selectmen of said 
town. The said selectmen may, subject to such regulations 
as they may from time to time prescribe, grant permits in 
writing to engage in beam-trawling or otter-trawling in 
such waters, and may charge a reasonable fee therefor. 
They may revoke said permits at any time. 

Section 2. Violation of this act shall be punished by a 
fine of not more than fifty dollars. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 51, 52, 53. 33 



An Act to incorporate the monarch life insurance (JJiap, 51 

COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Gurdon W. Gordon, Carlton E. Nay and WZT^fJ''^^ 
Clyde W. Young, their associates and successors, arc hereby Conipimy, 
made a corporation under the name of Monarch Life In- ""^'"■'^o'''te . 
surance Company, to be located in the city of Springfield, 
for the purpose of making insurance upon lives and issuing Purpose. 
annuities and pure endowment contracts; with all the 
rights, powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, Powers, duties, 
liabilities and restrictions, conferred or imposed by all '^^'^■ 
general laws now or hereafter in force, applicable to domestic 
stock life insurance companies, so far as the same are not in- 
consistent wuth the provisions of this act. 

Section 2. The capital stock of the corporation shall be Capital 
two hundred thousand dollars, divided into two thousand gu^p'iu^s"'^ 
shares of the par value of one hundred dollars each. The ^^™°""etgP^^" 
capital stock together with a surplus of not less than one 
hundred thousand dollars shall be paid in, in cash, within 
twelve months after this act becomes effective; and no 
certificates of shares and no policies of insurance, annuities 
or pure endowment contracts shall be issued until the whole 
capital stock and surplus are so paid in. Said capital may, increase of 
upon vote of the stockholders, be increased from time to capital. 
time as provided in section seventy of chapter one hundred 
and seventy-five of the General Laws. 

Section 3. At any time when the net surplus of the Retirement 
corporation shall exceed twice the amount of the capital "tock!'*^^ 
stock, said stock may be retired, and in such case the policy Poiicy holders 
holders shall become members of the corporation and direct J:;jemberrof 
its affairs as in the case of domestic mutual life insurance corporation, 
companies, and all general laws then or thereafter in force 
and applicable to such companies shall apply to said cor- 
poration. Approved February 25, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the franklin typographical society (JJi^ip^ 52 
TO hold additional personal estate. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Franklin Typographical Society, incorporated by Franklin 
chapter eighty-one of the acts of eighteen hundred and sJciefy'^^ '"^^ 
twenty-four, is hereby authorized to hold, for the purposes ^d^t^°,'^i 
of the society, personal estate to an amount not exceeding personal 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in value. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 

An Act relative to the requirements for the forma- Q]iar>. 53 

TION of certain MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section I. Section seventy-three of chapter one hundred G- L- ns, § 73, 
and seventy-five of the General Laws is hereby amended by 



u 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 53. 



Issue of 
policies by 
mutual fire 
insurance 
companies. 



G. L. 175. 
§ 90A, etc., 
amended. 



Issue of 
policies by 
certain mutual 
insurance 
companies. 



G. L. 175. 
J 93B, etc., 
amended. 



Issue of 
policies by 
certain mutual 
insurance 
companies. 



striking out, in the tliird line, the words "nor by a mutual 
fire company with" and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: — and having no guaranty capital or having, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 73. No policy shall be 
issued by a mutual fire company organized subsequent to 
April twenty-third, eighteen hundred and ninetj^-four, and 
having no guaranty capital or having a guaranty capital of 
less than one hundred thousand dollars, until not less than 
one million dollars of insurance, in not less than four hun- 
dred separate risks upon property located in the common- 
wealth, has been subscribed for and entered on its books. 
No policy shall be issued under this section until a list of 
the subscribers for insurance, with such other information 
as he may require, shall have been filed with the commis- 
sioner, nor until the president and secretary of the company 
shall have certified on oath that every subscription for 
insurance in the list so filed is genuine and made with an 
agreement with every subscriber for insurance that he will 
take the policies subscribed for by him within thirty days of 
the granting by the commissioner of a certificate to issue 
policies as provided by section thirty-two. If such officers 
shall make a false oath relative to such list, they shall be 
guilty of perjury. 

Section 2. Section ninety A of said chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy-five, inserted by section seven of chapter 
two hundred and sixty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
fourth and fifth lines, the words " or by any such a company 
with" and inserting in place thereof the following: — and 
having no guaranty capital or having, — so as to read as 
ioWoy^s: — Section 90 A. No policy shall be issued by a 
mutual company formed to transact business under the third 
clause of section forty-seven, or under clause (6) or (c) of 
section forty-eight A, and having no guaranty capital or 
having a guaranty capital of less than one hundred thousand 
dollars, until not less than one million dollars of insurance 
in not less than four hundred separate risks upon property 
located in the commonwealth, in case of a company formed 
under said third clause or said clause (6), or not less than 
two million dollars of insurance in not less than eight hun- 
dred separate risks as aforesaid, in case of a company formed 
under said clause (c), has been subscribed for and entered 
on its books. 

Section 3. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five 
is hereby further amended by striking out section ninety- 
three B, inserted by section ten of said chapter two hundred 
and sixty-seven, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: — Section 93B. No policy shall be issued by a mutual 
company formed to transact business under clause {d) of 
section forty-eight A, until it has secured the applications 
for insurance required by sections ninety-two, ninety-three 
and ninety-three A, or any of them, in respect to the classes 
of business which it proposes to transact and until it has 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 54, 55, 56. 35 

established the jruaranty capital required by section ninety 
B, if it proposes to transact business under the fourth clause 
of section forty-seven. Approved February 25, 1926. 

An Act to restore the civil service status of Ursula (JJiQr) 54 

F. CARLETON AND PEARL M. TOWER. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ws: 

Ursula F. Carleton and Pearl M. Tower, who now hold ^vtuervrce"^ 
positions in the division of banks and loan agencies of the status of 
department of banking and insurance and who, by reason carleton and 
of transfer and operation of law, have been deprived of their ^^^^l^' 
civil service status, shall hereafter hold said positions sub- 
ject to the provisions of chapter thirty-one of the General 
Laws and the rules and regulations made thereunder, not- 
withstanding the provisions of section five of said chapter 
thirty-one. Approved February 25, 1926. 

An Act relative to nomination papers and ballots for (JJidj) 55 

CITY elections IN THE CITY OF NEWTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and sixtv-one of the Special Acts of P'^' ^^i (S). 

^ 1 I 1 1 . • 1 1 111 ... § 2, amended. 

nmeteen hundred and sixteen is hereby amended by striking 
out section two and inserting in place thereof the following: 
— Section 2. Candidates for city offices to be elected shall Nomination 

.,,, .. . 1 ., papers for 

be nominated onl}^ by nomination papers m accordance with city elections 
the provisions of chapter fifty-three of the General Laws; ^^ ewton. 
provided, that nomination papers for the office of mayor Provisos. 
shall be signed by at least one hundred voters, for members 
of the school committee and for alderman at large by at 
least fifty voters, and for alderman by ward by at least 
twenty-five voters of the ward in which the election is to be 
held, and provided further, that every nomination paper 
may state, in not more than eight words, the public offices 
which he holds or has held, and, if he is an elected incumbent 
of an office for which he seeks re-election, that he is a can- 
didate for such re-election. Against the name of any such Certain state- 
candidate there shall be printed on the official ballot for the J^omination 
election the statement contained in the nomination paper papers to be 

,.,.. .. . ,_, V ,-r]->^ printed on 

placing him in nomination. Approved tebruary 25, 1926. ballots, 

etc. 

An Act relative to the construction of special acts ni.f.^ k^ 
authorizing the incurring of indebtedness by dis- ^' 

TRICTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eight of chapter four of the General Laws is hereby g. l. 4, 5 8, 
amended by striking out, in the first and fifth lines, the amended, 
words "or town" and inserting in place thereof in each 
instance the words: — , town or district, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 8. In construing any special act au- Construction 
thorizing a city, town or district to incur indebtedness for a actTauthorizing 



36 



Acts, 192G. — Chaps. 57, 58. 



towns or dis- 
tricts 



the incurring specified purposG to a limited amount, such limitation of 
bVcit?^?*^"^^^ amount shall be deemed to apply only to the indebtedness 
authorized by the special act, and not to affect any other 
power which the city, town or district may have to incur 
indebtedness for said purpose under any other provisions 
of law; and in special acts authorizing loans to be payable 
by proportionate payments, such provision shall he con- 
strued to mean payments as nearly equal in amount as is 
possible without unreasonable fractions, but no payment of 
the principal shall be greater than an}- preceding payment. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 



Chap. 57 An Act to authorize the northfield schools to hold 

ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

The Northfield Schools, a corporation incorporated by 
chapter six hundred and nine of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twelve, is hereby authorized to receive by gift, grant, de- 
vise, bequest or otherwise, or to purchase, and to hold and 
manage, property, real or personal, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding four million dollars in addition to the amount now 
authorized by law% and from time to time to invest and re- 
invest such personal property and the proceeds of any sale 
or exchange of such real or personal property. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 



The Northfield 
Schools may 
hold additional 
real and per- 
sonal estate. 



Chap. 



G. L. 35, § 28, 
etc., amended. 



Estimates of 
county fi- 
nances, prep- 
aration, form, 
etc. 



Recording. 



53 An Act to establish the date for filing annual county 
estimates with the director of accounts and the 
date for reporting such estimates to the general 

COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section twenty-eight of chapter thirty-five of the General 
Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred and thirty-six 
,of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the thirteenth line, the 
word "fifteenth" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
twentieth, — and by striking out, in the sixteenth line, the 
word "first" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
tenth, — so as to read as follows: — Section 28. The county 
commissioners shall annually prepare estimates of county 
receipts and expenditures for the ensuing year, in the form 
prescribed by the director of accounts and upon blanks by 
him furnished, including estimates for construction and 
repair of county buildings, with a statement of the corre- 
sponding appropriations for the preceding year, and expendi- 
tures for each of the three preceding years, explaining any 
difi^erence between the amount of an estimate and the latest 
appropriation for the same purpose, and citing the laws re- 
lating thereto. The clerk of the commissioners shall record 
the foregoing in a book kept therefor, and, on or before 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 59, 60. 37 

January twentieth, shall send a copy thereof, by him attested tor''of accounts 
and signed by the chairman, to the said director, who shall etc. 
analyze and classify said estimates, and report the same to Report to 
the general court not later than February tenth. The cTXt of°report 
director shall upon their request send a copy of said report to be sent to 
to the mayor of each city and to the selectmen of each town ^fe^tme^n%tc. 
in the commonwealth. Approxed February 25, 1926. 



An Act relative to the repeal or modification of city nhnj) c^Q 

ORDINANCES REGULATING THE CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF ^' 

BUILDINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty of the General Laws, as amended in section o. l. 40. § 30, 
thirty b\^ chapter forty of the acts of nineteen hundred and ®*'''* ^"^^Dded. 
twenty-two, is hereby further amended by striking out said 
section and inserting in place thereof the following: — • 
Section SO. No ordinance or by-law enacted under section Repeal or 
twenty-five shall be repealed or modified except after reason- ™dfnances'or°* 
able notice of the proposed repeal or modification and an by-laws Uinit- 
opportunity to the objectors to be heard thereon. In a daases^ of^bufid- 
city, such a hearing shall be before the city council or any districts w-'''^^*^ 
committee designated or appointed for the purpose by the zones in cities 
city council. If in a city any owner of real estate which 
would be affected by the proposed repeal or modification 
objects thereto by writing filed with the city clerk, the 
ordinance shall not be repealed or modified except by a 
unanimous vote of all the members of a city council of less 
than ten members or by a three fourths vote of all the mem- 
bers of a city council of ten or more members; and in no 
case shall such an ordinance or by-law be repealed or modi- 
fied except by a two thirds vote of all the members of the 
city council, or by a two thirds vote of a town meeting. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 



An Act to revive the charter of the fitchburg mutual fii n^i 

CASUALTY insurance COMPANY. lyflCip. DU 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Fitchburg Mutual Casualty Insurance Company, a Fitchburg 
corporation whose charter expired October sixth, nineteen ca"su"afty 
hundred and twenty-five, by virtue of section forty-four of insurance 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws, chaTter^revived 
is hereby revived with the same powers, duties and obliga- 
tions as if the period for commencing to issue policies, men- 
tioned in said section, had not expired; provided, that its Proviso, 
corporate powers shall cease unless it commences to issue 
policies within one year kf ter the effective date of this act. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 



38 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 61, 62. 



Clerk of com- 
mittees of city 
of Woburn, 
election, tenure 
of office, etc. 



Oath, eto. 



Chap. 61 An Act relative to the tenure of office of the clerk 

OF COMMITTEES OF THE CITY OF AVOBURN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city council of the city of Woburn 
shall, in the month of January, elect, by a majority vote of 
all its members, for a term of three years, a clerk of com- 
mittees who shall hold office from the first Monday of the 
following February and until his successor is chosen and 
qualified. Before assuming office, a person elected under 
this section shall take and subscribe before the mayor or 
city clerk, or a justice of the peace, an oath or affirmation 
faithfully to perform his duties, which oath or affirmation, 
or a certified copy thereof, shall be filed in the office of the 
city clerk. The said clerk of committees may be removed 
for cause at any time by a two thirds vote of all the mem- 
bers of the city council. Any vacancy in said office shall be 
filled by election by the city council for the balance of the 
unexpired term. 

Section 2. The clerk of committees elected by the city 
council in January, nineteen hundred and twenty-six shall 
serve for three years in accordance with the provisions of 
this act. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs 
during the current year. Approved February 25, 1926. 



Removal. 
Vacancies. 



Term of clerk 
elected in 
January, 1926. 



Submission 
to city council, 
etc. 

Proviso. 



Chav 62 ^^ ^^'^ providing FOR biennial municipal elections in 

THE CITY OF WOBURN. 



Biennial 
municipal 
elections in 
city of Woburn. 



Terms nf 
mayor and 
city coun- 
cillors. 



Inauguration 
meeting. 



School com- 
mittee, election, 
terms, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Beginning with the second Tuesday of De- 
cember in the year nineteen hundred and twentj'-six, mu- 
nicipal elections in the city of Woburn for the choice of 
mayor, members of the city council and members of the 
school committee shall be held bienniall,y, on the second 
Tuesday of December in every even-numbered year. 

Section 2. Beginning with the biennial municipal elec- 
tion to be held in the j'ear nineteen hundred and twenty- 
six, the mayor and members of the city council of said city 
shall be elected for terms of two years and shall serve until 
their successors are qualified. The inauguration meeting of 
the city government shall be held on the first Monday of 
January following each biennial municipal election, or on 
the following day whenever said first Monday falls on a 
holiday. 

Section 3. At the biennial municipal election to be held 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-six and at every 
biennial municipal election thereafter, except as otherwise 
provided in this section, all members of the school committee 
to be elected shall be elected to serve for four years each 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 63. 39 

and until their successors are qualified. The members of said 
committee elected in nineteen hundred and twenty-four shall 
continue to hold office until the qualification of their suc- 
cessors who shall be elected at the biennial municipal elec- 
tion in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. At 
the biennial municipal election to be held in the year nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-eight, six members of the school 
committee shall be elected to fill the vacancies occurring in 
the following January, and of the members so to be elected 
two shall be elected for terms of two years and four for terms 
of four years each. 

Sfxtion 4. Such provisions of chapter one hundred and ^"j^afs'tent pro- 
seventy-two of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, visions 
and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, as ^'^^'^'^^ 
are inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. 

Section 5. This act shall be submitted to the voters of ^^t^™;;^|°° *° 
the city of Woburn at the state election in the current year 
in the form of the following question which shall be printed 
on the official ballot to be used at said election: — "Shall 
an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, entitled 'An Act providing for bi- 
ennial municipal elections in the city of Woburn', be ac- 
cepted?" If a majority of the voters voting thereon vote 
in the affirmative in answer to said question, this act shall 
thereupon take effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 



An Act providing for biennial municipal elections in (JJkij) (33 
the city of waltham. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Municipal elections in the city of Waltham Biennial 
for the choice of mayor, members of the city council and "iMtionTin 
members of the school committee shall be held biennially yvaiti/am 
commencing with the municipal election in the year nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-seven. There shall be no mu- 
nicipal election in said city in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six. 

Section 2. At the biennial municipal election to be held JnXfty^roun^'' 
in said city in nineteen hundred and twenty-seven and at ciiiors. 
every biennial municipal election thereafter, the mayor and 
members of the city council shall be elected to serve for 
two years from the first Monday in January following their 
election and until their successors are qualified. The mayor, 
and the members of the said city council elected in the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four, shall continue to hold 
office until the qualification of their successors who shall be 
elected at the biennial municipal election in the year nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-seven. Tlie inauguration meeting inauguration 
of the city government shall be held on the first Monday of '"*^'^*^'°s. 
January following each biennial municipal election, or on the 
following day whenever said first Monday falls on a holiday. 



40 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 64. 



School com- 
uiittee, election, 
terms, etc. 



Day for holding 

municipal 

elections. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Section 3. Tlie ineinhers of the school committee of 
said city elected in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three shall continue to hold office until the qualification of 
their successors who shall be elected at the biennial mu- 
nicipal election in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven. The members of said school committee elected in 
the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five shall continue 
to hold office until the qualification of their successors who 
shall be elected at the biennial municipal election in the 
year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine. At the biennial 
municipal election in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven there shall be elected four members of the school com- 
mittee, one to serve for two years and three to serve for 
four years, from the first Monday in January following their 
election and until their successors are qualified; and there- 
after at every biennial municipal election three members of 
the school committee shall be elected to serve for four years 
from the first Monday in January following their election 
and until their successors are qualified. 

Section 4. The next regular municipal election in said 
city, succeeding the passage of this act, shall be held on 
Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-seven, and thereafter the regular 
municipal elections in said city shall be held biennially on the 
Tuesday next after the first Monday in November in each 
odd-numbered year. 

Section 5. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the city of Waltham at the state election in the current year 
in the form of the following question which shall be printed 
on the official ballot to be used at said election: — "Shall an 
act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six, entitled * An Act providing for biennial 
municipal elections in the city of Waltham' be accepted?" 
If a m.ajority of the voters voting thereon vote in the af- 
firmative in answer to said question, then this act shall take 
full eli'ect in said city, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 25, 1926. 



Chap. 64 An Act authorizing the placing of insurance against 

DAMAGE CAUSED BY EARTHQUAKE WITH UNAUTHORIZED 
FOREIGN INSURANCE COMPANIES IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and sixty-eight of chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy-five of the General Laws, as amended by 
section thirteen of chapter four hundred and fifty of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "bombardment" in 
the fifth and sixth lines the word: — , earthquake, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 168. The commissioner may, 
upon the payment of the fee prescribed by section fourteen, 
issue to any suitable person of full age resident in the com- 
monwealth, a license to act as a special insurance broker to 



G. L. 175, § 16 
etc. amended. 



Licensing of 
special insur- 
ance brokers to 
negotiate, etc., 
certain insur- 
ance in 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 64. 41 

nccotiate, continue or renew contracts of fire, bombardment, unauthorized 

1 1 , 1 •! nil- J. foreign insur- 

earthquake, steam boiler or flywheel insurance on property ance companies. 
in this commonwealth in foreign companies not authorized 
to transact such business therein, upon the following con- 
ditions: The applicant for the license shall file with the com- Applications. 
missioner a written application as prescribed by section one 
hundred and sixty-six, which shall be executed on oath by 
the applicant and kept on file by the commissioner. If License, issue, 
the commissioner is satisfied that the applicant is trustworthy ^'''""* '°"' ® *^' 
and competent, he shall issue the license, subject to sus- 
pension or revocation at the pleasure of the commissioner, 
which shall expire in one year from its date, unless sooner 
suspended or revoked as aforesaid. The license may, in Renewal, fee, 
the discretion of the commissioner, be renewed for each suc- 
ceeding year, upon the payment of the fee prescribed by 
section fourteen, without requiring anew the detailed infor- 
mation specified bv section one hundred and sixty-six. Be- Certain affi- 

» ,, " 1 ■ 11* in davit to be filed 

fore the person named in such license shall procure any withcommis- 
insurance in such companies on any such property, he shall p^o'Jfuri'n^Tn- 
in every case execute, and within five da^'s thereafter file surance.etc. 
with the commissioner, an affidavit, which shall have force 
and effect for one year only from the date of said affidavit, 
that he is unable to procure, in companies admitted to do 
business in the commonwealth, the amount of insurance 
necessary to protect said property, and shall procure insur- 
ance under such license only after he has procured insurance 
in companies admitted to do business as aforesaid to the 
full amount which said companies are willing to write on 
said property; but such licensed person shall not be required 
to file such affidavit if one relative to the same property has 
been filed within the preceding twelve months by any 
broker licensed under this section, nor to offer any portion 
of such insurance to any company not possessed of net cash 
assets of at least twenty-five thousand dollars, nor to one 
which has within the preceding twelve months been in an 
impaired condition. Each person so licensed shall keep a Licensees to 
separate account of the business done under the license, a accouatof^^ 
certified copy of which account he shall forthwith file with business done, 
the commissioner, showing the exact amount of such insur- 
ance placed for any person, the gross premium charged 
thereon, the companies in which the same is placed, the 
date of the policies and the term thereof, and also a report 
in the same detail of all such policies cancelled, with the 
gross return premiums thereon, and before receiving such 
license shall execute and deliver to the state treasurer a 
bond in the penal sum of two thousand dollars, with such Bond, 
sureties as he shall approve, conditioned that the licensee 
will faithfully comply with all the requirements of this 
section, and will annually, in January, file with the state Annual state- 
treasurer a sworn statement of the gross premiums charged trSsurer!*^^*^ 
for insurance procured or placed and the gross return pre- 
miums on such insurance cancelled under such license 
during the year ending on December thirty-first last pre- 



42 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 65. 



Payment to 
common- 
wealth. 



Penalty. 



ceding, and at the time of filing such statement will pay to 
the commonwealth an amount equal to four per cent of 
such gross premitims, less such return premiums so reported. 
A person licensed under this section who negotiates, con- 
tinues or renews any such contract of insurance in any un- 
authorized foreign company, and who neglects to make and 
file the affidavit and statements required by this section, or 
who wilfully makes a false affidavit or statement, or M^ho 
negotiates, continues or renews an}- such contract of insur- 
ance after the revocation or during the suspension of his 
license, shall forfeit his license and be punished by a fine 
of not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred 
dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or 
both. Approved February 25, 1926. 



G.L. 41, §35, 
amended. 

City and iown 
treasurers, 
bond, duties, 
etc. 



Chap. 65 An Act relative to committing local taxes and ac- 
counting FOR THE SAME, AND TO BONDS OF CITY AND 
TOWN TREASURERS AND COLLECTORS OF TAXES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:^ 

Section 1. Chapter forty-one of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section thirty-five and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section So. The 
town treasurer shall give bond annually for the faithful per- 
formance of his duties in a form approved by the commis- 
sioner of corporations and taxation and in such sum, not 
less than the amount established by the said commissioner, 
as shall be fixed by the selectmen or mayor and aldermen, 
shall receive and take charge of all money belonging to the 
town, and pay over and account for the same according to 
the order of the town or of its authorized officers. No other 
person shall pay any bill of any department. He shall have 
the authority given to an auditor by section fifty-one, and 
shall annually render a true account of all his receipts and 
disbursements and a report of his official acts. 

Section 2. Chapter sixty of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section thirteen and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 13. The collector 
shall, before the commitment to him of any taxes of any 
year, give bond for the faithful performance of his duties 
in a form approved by the commissioner and in such sura, 
not less than the amount established by the commissioner, 
as shall be fixed by the selectmen or mayor and aldermen. 
A copy of each such bond shall be delivered to the commis- 
sioner. 

Section 3. Section two of said chapter sixty, as amended 
by chapter one hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — In towns, not cities, he shall, once 
in each week or oftener, pay over to the town treasurer all 
money received by him during the preceding week or lesser 
period on account of taxes and interest, — so as to read as 



G. L. 60, § 13, 
amended. 



Bond of 
collectors of 
taxes, form, 
amount, etc. 



G.L. 60, §2, 
etc., amended. 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 66. 43 

follows: — Section 2. Every collector of taxes, constable, Collection and 
sheriff or deputy sheriff, receiving a tax list and warrant over'of'taxea. 
from the assessors, shall collect the taxes therein set forth, 
with interest, and pay over said taxes and interest to the 
town treasurer according to the warrant, and shall make Written return, 
written return thereof with his tax list and of his doings 
thereon at such times as the assessors shall in writing re- 
quire. He shall also give to the treasurer an account of all 
charges and fees collected by him. In towns, not cities, he Payment over 
shall, once in each week or oftener, pay over to the town '"'''^'^^• 
treasurer all money received by him during the preceding 
week or lesser period on account of taxes and interest. 

Section 4. Section eight of said chapter sixty is hereby g.l 60 §8, 
amended by inserting after the word "collector" in the first 
line the words: — , which shall be approved as to form by 
the commissioner, — so as to read as follows: — Section 8. ^ooks*etc' 
All books kept by the collector, which shall be approved as belong to city 
to form by the commissioner, shall be furnished by, and be Cpen^oe°- ^^ 
the property of, the town, and shall be at all reasonable aminfition- 
times open to examination by the auditor of such town or 
any other agent thereof duly authorized therefor. The col- 
lector shall, on demand by the mayor, aldermen or select- 
men, exhibit to them or to any persons whom they designate, 
at any time during ordinary business hours, the books, 
accounts and vouchers relating to taxes committed to him 
for collection and to his receipts and payments on account 
of taxes; and they, or the persons designated by them, shall 
have full opportunity to examine said books, accounts and 
vouchers, and to make copies and extracts therefrom. 

Section 5. Chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws is G. l. 59, § 54, 
hereby amended by striking out section fifty-four and in- ^^^^ ^ 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 54- The tax Form of tax 
list committed to the collector shall be in a form approved 
by the commissioner. Approved February 25, 1926. 



An Act relative to the hunting of deer on state forest Chap. 66 

RESERVATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-eight of chapter one hundred ^c.^'amende^d." 
and thirty-one of the General Laws, as amended by section 
one of chapter three hundred and twenty of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "authorizations" in the fifteenth 
line the words: — , except for hunting deer on state forest 
reservations as aforesaid, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 68. No person shall hunt, pursue, take, kill or in Hunting, etc., 

ii jj. MiL'j 1 J of wild birds or 

any manner molest or destroy any wild bird or quadruped quadrupeds 
within the boundaries of any state reservation, park, common ^Hes'of pubifc 
or any land held in trust for public use, except that the lands regulated, 
authorities or persons having the control and charge of such 
reservations, parks, commons or other lands may, with 
such limitations as they may deem advisable, authorize 



44 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 67. 



Licenses. 



Enforcement of 
law. 



Penalty. 

Not applicable 
to certain state 
forests. 



G. L. 131. § 63, 
etc., amended. 



Open season 
for deer. 



Restrictions, 
etc. 



Reports as to 
deer killed, 
wounded, etc. 



Penalty. 



persons to hunt, take or kill within said boundaries any of 
the birds named in section nineteen, or the fur-bearing 
animals, except muskrats, mentioned in section fifty-one or 
foxes, weasels or wildcats, and except that deer may be 
hunted, taken or killed in any state forest reservation sub- 
ject to this section during the open season for deer, if the 
commissioner with the approval of the governor and council 
declares such open season effective therein. Such authori- 
zations, except for hunting deer on state forest reservations 
as aforesaid, shall be by written license, revocable at the 
pleasure of the authorities or persons granting it. The 
boards, officials and persons having charge of reservations, 
parks, commons and lands held for public use shall enforce 
this section. Whoever violates this section shall be punished 
by a fine of not more than twenty-five dollars. This section 
shall not apply to state forests acquired under section thirty- 
three of chapter one hundred and thirty-two. 

Section 2. Section sixty-three of said chapter one hun- 
dred and thirty-one, as amended by section three of said 
chapter three hundred and twenty, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in the eleventh and twelfth lines, the words 
" , except as provided in section sixty-eight, in any state 
reservation" and inserting in place thereof the words: — in 
any state reservation subject to section sixty-eight except 
as provided therein, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
63. Any person duly authorized to hunt in the common- 
wealth may, between sunrise of the first Monday of Decem- 
ber and sunset of the following Saturday, hunt, pursue, take 
or kill by the use of a shotgun, a wild deer, subject to the 
following restrictions and provisions: No person shall, 
except as provided in the preceding section, kill or have in 
possession more than one deer. No deer shall be hunted, 
taken or killed on land posted in accordance with section 
seventy-nine, or on land under control of the metropolitan 
district commission, or in violation of any city ordinance or 
town by-law, or in any state reservation subject to section 
sixty-eight except as provided therein. No person shall 
make, set or use any trap, salt lick or other device for the 
purpose of ensnaring, enticing, taking, injuring or killing a 
deer. Whoever wounds or kills a deer shall make a written 
report, signed by him, and send it within twenty-four hours 
of such wounding or killing, to the director, stating the 
facts relative to the wounding or killing. Violations of this 
section shall be punished by a fine of not more than one 
hundred dollars. Approved February 26, 1926. 



Chap. 67 An Act relative to municipal contracts for the trans- 
portation OF SCHOOL CHILDREN. 



G. L. 40, §4, 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section four of chapter forty of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "health" in the fifteenth 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 68. 45 

line the following new paragraph: — For the furnishing of 

transportation of school children. Contracts for such 

transportation may be made by the school committee for 

periods not exceeding three years, — so as to read as follows: 

— Section 4- A town may make contracts for the exercise Contracts by 

of its corporate powers and for the following purposes: For towitsTo'! speci- 

the disposal of its garbage, refuse and offal by contract for fied purposes. 

a term of years. Contracts for such disposal may be made 

by the selectmen, board of health or other officers having 

charge thereof. For the reception, care and treatment by 

hospitals established in or near the town, if it maintains and 

manages no hospital, of persons who by misfortune or 

poverty require relief during temporary illness; but this 

provision shall not add to the compensation now required 

from the commonwealth or from any town for the care and 

treatment of any person chargeable to them respectively 

as a pauper, nor diminish the right of the commonwealth to 

require the removal to the state infirmary of a pauper 

dependent upon it. Contracts for such reception, care and 

treatment may be made by the overseers of the poor or by 

the board of health. For the furnishing of transportation For transporta- 

of school children. Contracts for such transportation may chi"drln?''°°' 

be made by the school committee for periods not exceeding 

three years. To pay interest at a rate not exceeding four 

per cent per annum, during the lives of any persons in being 

at the time of entering into such contract, upon any cash 

gift which it may lawfully receive. 

Approved March 1, 1926. 



A-M Act to authorize the cities of taunton and fall nhr,qi gg 

RIVER AND THE TOWNS OF FREETOWN, SOMERSET, DIGHTON, ^* 

BERKLEY, RAYNHAM AND MIDDLEBOROUGH TO LEASE THE 
RIGHT TO ARTIFICIALLY PROPAGATE, AND TO TAKE, ALE- 
WIVES AND SHAD IN AND FROM THE WATERS OF THE TAUN- 
TON GREAT RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The cities of Taunton and Fall River and Certain cities 
the towns of Freetown, Somerset, Dighton, Berkley, Rayn- leise right to 
ham and Middleborough, acting jointly by the mayors of propagate, and 
said cities and the selectmen of said towns, are hereby author- to take, aie- 
ized to lease the right to artificially propagate, and to take, in and from 
alewives and shad in and from the waters of the Taunton xaunto'n Great 
Great river for a term or terms not less than ten years, upon river, 
such conditions and for such considerations as the said mayors 
and the said selectmen may determine. Nothing contained 
in this act shall be held to impair the rights of any person 
under any law heretofore enacted or to deprive any person 
of any right under any contract or lease now existing. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 2, 1926. 



46 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 69, 70. 



G. L. 218, J 10, 
etc., amended. 



District courts, 
assistant clerks, 
appointiuent, 
etc. 



Chap. 69 -^N -^^-'^ EST.\BLISHING THE OFFICE OF SECOND ASSISTANT 
CLERK OF THE THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF BRISTOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and eighteen of the 
General Laws, as amended in section ten by section one of 
chapter two hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-one, by section one of chapter 
sixty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, 
and by section four of chapter one hundred and sixty-four, 
section one of chapter three hundred and fourteen and 
section one of chapter three hundred and seventy-nine, all 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, and by 
section one of chapter two hundred and fifty-seven of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section ten and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 10. The clerk of a 
district court may, subject to the approval of the justice, 
appoint one or more assistant clerks, who shall be removable 
at his pleasure or at the pleasure of the court, for whose 
official acts the clerk shall be responsible and who shall be 
paid by him unless salaries payable by the county are 
authorized in this section or in section fifty-three. Assist- 
ant clerks with salaries payable by the county may be ap- 
pointed in the central district court of northern Essex, the 
municipal court of the Charlestown district, the district 
court of western Hampden, the district court of Newton 
and in courts the judicial districts of which have, according 
to the national or state census last preceding, a population 
of sixty thousand or more. Second assistant clerks with 
salaries payable by the county may be appointed in the 
municipal court of the Roxbury district, the East Boston 
district court, the municipal court of the Charlestown dis- 
trict, the municipal court of the West Roxbury district, 
and, subject to the approval of the county commissioners, in 
the first district court of eastern Middlesex, the third dis- 
trict court of eastern Middlesex, the district court of southern 
Essex and the third district court of Bristol. A third assist- 
ant clerk with salary payable by the county may be ap- 
pointed in the municipal court of the Roxbury district. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by the county commissioners of 
Bristol county. Approved March 2, 1926. 



Second assist- 
ant clerks, ap- 
pointment, etc. 



Third assistant 
clerk, municipal 
court of the 
Roxbury dis- 
trict. 

Submission to 
Bristol county 
commissioners. 



Chap. 70 An Act relative to corporations acting as insurance 

AGENTS, BROKERS OR ADJUSTERS OF FIRE LOSSES AND 
THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
G. L. 175, § 174, Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of 



etc., amended. 



the General Laws, as amended in section one hundred and 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 70. 47 

seventy-four by section thirteen of chapter four hundred 
and six and by section seventeen of chapter four hundred 
and fifty, both of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
one hundred and seventy-four and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 174- The licenses described in Certain cor- 
sections one hundred and sixty-three, one hundred and bellceMecTas^ 
sixtv-six, one hundred and sixty-seven, one hundred and insurance 

. ' . ' , , , , '', ' agents, brokere, 

Sixty-eight and one hundred and seventy-two may, upon etc. 
payment of the fees prescribed by section fourteen, be issued 
to any corporation which is incorporated exclusively for 
the purpose of acting as an insurance agent, broker or 
adjuster of fire losses, except that no foreign corporation 
shall be licensed as an insurance agent of a foreign company 
under said section one hundred and sixty-three or as a 
special insurance broker under said section one hundred and 
sixty-eight. Every such license, together with the corpora- Subjection to 
tion and officers or directors of the corporation named in the certain laws. 
license, shall be subject to said sections, except as otherwise 
provided herein. Each license shall specify the officers or License to 
directors, not exceeding five, who may act thereunder in the ^P^^'^y- ^^°- 
name and on behalf of the corporation. Minors may be Minors. 
designated as such officers or directors in the license. Each Application, 
officer or director to be specified in the license shall file the ®*°" 
statement or application required by law. A certified copy Copy of articles 
of the articles of organization and of the certificate of incor- etc°'1;o"bTfiied 
poration shall be filed with the said statements or applica- 
tions. The license may be revoked or suspended as to the Revocation, 
corporation or as to any officer or director specified therein, etc., of license. 
Every officer or director specified in the license shall be Personal iia- 
personally liable to the penalties of the insurance laws for cers%tc.*'^" 
any violation thereof, although the act of violation is done 
in the name and in behalf of the corporation. The corpora- Liability of 
tion shall be liable for any such violation, the responsibility corporation. 
for which cannot be placed on any individual officer or 
director. 

The commissioner may at any time require such infor- information to 
mation as he deems necessary in respect to the corporation, commissioner, 
its officers, directors or affairs, and may make such ex- Examination of 
amination of its books and affairs as he deems necessary, books, etc. 
and for this purpose shall have the powers conferred by 
section four. Any officer, director, agent or employee of Penalty. 
any such corporation, who fails or refuses to furnish the 
commissioner any such information within ten days after 
written request therefor, and in such form as he may require, 
or who refuses to submit to such examination, or who ob- 
structs the commissioner or any of his deputies or examiners 
in the making of such examination, shall be punished by the 
penalty provided in section four. 

The clerk or other corresponding officer shall file with Filing of copies 
the commissioner, within thirty days after the adoption to artfcks'of"'^^ 
thereof, certified copies of all amendments to the articles organization. 



48 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 70. 



Notice of 
dissolution. 



Penalty. 



Restrictions as 
to placing, etc., 
of insurance in- 
suring or in 
favor of stock- 
holders of 
licensed cor- 
porations, etc. 



Restrictions as 
to issue, trans- 
fer, etc., of 
shares of capital 
stock of licensed 
corporations, 
etc. 



Penalties. 



Licensed cor- 
porations may 
remove limita- 
tion on holding 
of capital stock 
etc. 



of organization and shall at once notify the commissioner in 
writing in case of the dissolution of the corporation. Upon 
receipt of such notice, the commissioner shall forthwith 
revoke its license without a hearing. Whoever, being clerk 
or corresponding officer of a corporation licensed under this 
section, fails to file with the commissioner duly certified 
copies of all amendments to the articles of organization of 
such corporation as provided herein, or fails to notify the 
commissioner of the dissolution of the corporation, or who- 
ever, being specified in the license of such corporation as 
an officer or director, acts under said license after the dissolu- 
tion of such corporation, shall be punished by a fine of not 
less than twenty nor more than five hundred dollars. 

No corporation licensed under this section, and no officer, 
director, agent or employee thereof, shall directly or in- 
directly issue, place or negotiate, or negotiate the continuance 
or renewal of, or offer to issue, place or negotiate, or offer to 
negotiate the continuance or renewal of, any policy of 
insurance insuring or in favor of any stockholder in such 
corporation, except an officer or director thereof specified 
in its license; and no stockholder thereof, except as aforesaid, 
shall directly or indirectly place or procure through, or 
accept from, such corporation or any officer, director, agent 
or employee thereof, any policy of insurance, or any con- 
tinuance or renewal thereof, insuring or in favor of such 
stockholder. No such corporation, and no officer, director, 
agent or employee thereof, shall directly or indirectly issue, 
sell or give, or assent to, or record the transfer of, or offer to 
issue, sell, give or transfer, and no stockholder of such 
corporation shall directly or indirectly sell, give or transfer, 
or offer to sell, give or transfer, any of the shares of its 
capital stock to any person except an officer or director of 
such corporation specified as aforesaid, if there is in effect a 
policy of insurance issued, placed or negotiated, or the 
continuance or renewal whereof was negotiated, by or on 
behalf of such corporation insuring such person or in his 
favor, and no person, except an officer or director of such 
corporation specified as aforesaid, shall directly or indirectly 
accept or hold any of the shares of such capital stock if 
there is in effect any such insurance policy insuring him or 
in his favor. A corporation violating any of the provisions 
of this paragraph shall be punished by a fine of not less than 
two hundred nor more than one thousand dollars. Any 
individual violating any of said provisions shall be punished 
by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than one 
thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than 
thirty days, or both. 

Section 2. Any corporation licensed under section one 
hundred and seventy-four of chapter one hundred and 
seventy-five of the General Laws prior to the effective date 
of this act may amend its articles of organization as pro- 
vided in chapter one hundred and fifty-six of the General 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 71. 49 

Laws and also its by-laws to remove the limitation on the 
holding of its capital stock required by said section one 
hundred and seventy-four prior to said effective date. 

Approved March 2, 1926. 

An Act relative to the dating of local tax bills and nhQjf 7i 

CERTAIN notices AND TO APPLICATIONS FOR ABATEMENT ' ' 
OF TAXES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foJIoivs: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter sixty of the General g.l. 6o §3, 
Laws is hereby amended b^^ adding at the end thereof the 
following new sentence: — All tax bills or notices issued pur- 
suant to this section shall be dated April first of the year to 
which the tax relates, — so as to read as follows: — Section Notice of local 
S. The collector shall forthwith, after receiving a tax list etc!^^' ™^' '°^' 
and Avarrant, send notice to each person assessed, resident 
or non-resident, of the amount of his tax; if mailed, it shall 
be postpaid and directed to the town where the assessed 
person resided on x\pril first of the year in which the tax 
was assessed, and, if he resides in a city, it shall, if possible, 
be directed to the street and number of his residence. If he 
is assessed for a poll tax only, the notice shall be sent on or 
before September second of the year in which the tax is 
assessed. An omission to send the notice shall not affect Omission to 
the validity either of a tax or of the proceedings for its ^^" 
collection. All tax bills or notices issued pursuant to this Dating of tax 
section shall be dated April first of the year to which the ' ^°'°°'^^- 
tax relates. 

Section 2. Section fifty-nine of chapter fifty-nine of ^mended^^^' 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
second line, the words "six months after the date of his 
tax bill" and inserting in place thereof the words: — one 
year after April first of the year to w^hich the tax relates, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 59. A person aggrieved i^caUaxes*°^ 
by the taxes assessed upon him may, within one year after 
April first of the year to which the tax relates, apply to the 
assessors for an abatement thereof; and if they find him 
taxed at more than his just proportion, or upon an assess- 
ment of any of his property in excess of its fair cash value, 
they shall make a reasonable abatement. A tenant of real 
estate paying rent therefor and under obligation to pay 
more than a moiety of the taxes thereon may apply for such 
abatement. 

Section 3. Section seventy-three of said chapter fifty- g. l. 59 § 73, 
nine is hereby amended by striking out, in the third line, 
the words "six months after the date of its tax bill" and 
inserting in place thereof the words: — one year after April 
first of the year to which the tax relates, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 73. Any company aggrieved by the Abatement of 
taxes assessed on it relating to any property valued in taxes assessed 
accordance with section thirty-nine may, within one year °" *^®''^p'^°"® 



50 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 72. 



and telegraph 
companies. 



No abatement 
if return not 
filed, unless, 
etc. 



Application for 
abatement, 
notice to as- 
sessors. 



Notice of com- 
missioner's 
decision, etc. 



Appeal from 

commissioner': 

decision. 



after April first of the year to which the tax relates, apply to 
the commissioner for an abatement thereof; and if the com- 
missioner finds that the company is taxed at more than its 
just proportion, or upon an assessment of any of its said 
property in excess of its fair cash value, he shall make a 
reasonable abatement. No company which has not duly 
filed the return required by section forty-one shall have an 
abatement unless it shall furnish to the commissioner a 
reasonable excuse for the delay, or unless such tax exceeds 
by more than fifty per cent the amount of the tax which 
would have been assessed on such property if the return 
had been seasonably filed, and in such case only the excess 
over such fifty per cent shall be abated. Whenever any 
application for abatement hereunder is made, the commis- 
sioner shall give notice thereof to the assessors of the town 
in which is located any of the property with reference to 
which an abatement of the tax is asked for, and such assessors 
may appear before the commissioner and be heard by him 
with relation to the subject of the abatement. The com- 
missioner shall, within ten days after his decision on an 
application for abatement hereunder, give written notice 
thereof to the applicant and to the assessors. A company 
aggrieved by the refusal of the commissioner to abate a 
tax hereunder may prosecute an appeal from his decision in 
the manner and to the tribunals provided for a person ag- 
grieved by the refusal of assessors to abate a tax, and all 
laws relating to such an appeal from a refusal of assessors to 
abate a tax shall apply in proceedings hereunder. 

Approved March 2, 1926. 



ChaV. 72 ^^ ^^'^ AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF MEDFORD TO BORROW 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



City of Medford 
may borrow 
money for 



Section 1. For the purpose of constructing school build- 
ings, including the cost of originally equipping and furnishing 
school purposes, ^j^g same, or for the construction of additions to school 
buildings which increase the floor space of such buildings, 
including the cost of originally equipping and furnishing 
such additions, the city of Medford may borrow from time to 
time, within a period of five years from the passage of this 
act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, five hundred thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the 
Medford School words, Medford School Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized 
19^6°'^"'°^ issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall 
be paid in not more than fifteen years from their dates, but 
no issue shall be authorized under this section unless a sum 
equal to an amount not less than ten per cent of such au- 
thorized issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised by 
the tax levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness 
incurred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory 
limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject to 



Acts, 1920. — Chaps. 73, 74. 51 

chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exchisive of the 
proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter 
three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 3, 1926. 

An Act authorizing tue town of Norwood to borrow QJiaT), 73 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a new school Town of Nor- 

IT IT CD wood nia,y 

building, including the cost of originally equipping and borrow money 
furnishing the same, the town of Norwood may borrow p°o'ses. °° ^"'^' 
from time to time, within a period of five years from the 
passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, eighty thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Norwood School Loan, Act of 1926. Each Norwood 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such Actofim"' 
loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen years from their 
dates, but no issue shall be authorized under this section 
unless a sum equal to an amount not less than ten per cent 
of such authorized issue is voted for the same purpose to be 
raised by the tax levy of the year when authorized. In- 
debtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be 
subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive 
of the proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter by 
chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 3, 1926. 

An Act relative to the reinsurance of risks by do- QJkij) 'J4. 

MESTIC life insurance COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty of chapter one hundred and seventy-five g.l. 175, §20, 
of the General Laws, as amended by section two of chapter etc°'amended. 
two hundred and seventy-seven of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twentj^-one, is hereby further amended by 
striking out, in the thirty-third and thirty-fourth lines, the 
words "not exceeding one half of an individual risk" and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — parts of an in- 
dividual risk not to exceed in kny one company the amount 
retained by the company first writing the insurance, — so 
that the second paragraph will read as follows: — Such Reinsurance 
reinsurance shall not reduce the taxes to be paid by the companiMnot 
ceding company, nor, if a life company, shall it reduce the toj-educe taxes, 
reserve to be charged to it, unless effected with a company 
authorized to issue policies in the commonwealth co^tering 
risks of the same kinds as those reinsured, or with a company 



52 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 75. 



Not to reduce 
reserve, etc. 



Provisos. 



incorporated or formed to reinsure and authorized to rein- 
sure in the commonwealtli risks of the same kinds as those 
reinsured. Such reinsurance shall not reduce the reserve or 
other liability to be charged to the ceding company, other 
than life, unless (a) it is effected with a company- author- 
ized in the commonwealth as aforesaid, or (b) with a com- 
pany similarly authorized in another state or territory of the 
United States conforming to the same standard of solvency 
and fulfilling the same statutory or departmental regulations 
which would be required of such company if, at the time such 
reinsurance is effected, it were authorized as aforesaid in the 
commonwealth, or (c) with a company incorporated or formed 
to reinsure and authorized to reinsure in the commonwealth; 
provided, that any contract of reinsurance, other than life, 
made by any domestic company or by any company incor- 
porated in a foreign country and having its principal office 
in the commonwealth, ceding more than seventy-five per 
cent of its total outstanding risks, shall be subject to the 
written approval of the commissioner; and provided, fur- 
ther, that no domestic life company shall reinsure its risks 
without the written permission of the commissioner, but 
may reinsure parts of an individual risk not to exceed in 
any one company the amount retained by the company first 
writing the insurance. Approved March 3, 1926. 



Chap. 75 An Act relative to submitting to the voters of the 

CITY of MELROSE THE QUESTION OF AUTHORIZING THE 
ISSUE OF CERTAIN BONDS OR LOANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and sixty-two of the 
acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-nine is hereb}^ amended 
by striking out section forty-eight and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 48. No vote of the board 
of aldermen authorizing an issue of bonds or a permanent 
loan, except for the purpose of refunding or renewing, re- 
placing or paying any portion of the municipal indebted- 
ness, shall become operative until after the expiration of a 
period of twenty daj^s from the day of the final passage of 
said vote by the board of aldermen, and its approval by the 
mayor. If within said period of twenty days a petition 
signed by registered voters of the city equal in number to 
at least twelve per cent of the total number of registered 
voters shall be filed with the city clerk, asking that the 
question of the authorization of such issue or loan be sub- 
mitted to the voters of the city at large, the city clerk shall 
transmit such petition to the board of aldermen, and said 
question shall be submitted to the registered voters of the 
city voting at large in their respective voting places at the 
next biennial municipal election. A special election for 
voting upon said question may however, be called by vote 
of two thirds of the board of aldermen, with the approval 



1899, 162, § 48, 
amended. 



Submission to 
voters of city of 
Melrose of ques- 
tion of author- 
izing issue of 
certain bonds or 
loans. 



Petition, sign- 
ing, etc. 



Transmission 
to board of 
aldermen. 
Votin? on ques- 
tion at next mu- 
nicipal election. 
Special election 
may be called, 
etc. 



Acts, 1920. — Chap. 76. 53 

of the mayor. If the action of the mayor and aldermen Approval or 
authorizing- such issue or loan be approved by a majority ^'sapprovai. 
of the rej:;istcred voters of the city voting upon the question, 
such action shall at once become operative; but if not so 
approved, such action shall have no effect. If such peti- Effect if no 
tion be not filed within said period of twenty days, the p"'"'""- 
action of the mayor and aldermen authorizing such issue 
or loan shall become operative upon the expiration of said 
period. Nothing in this section shall apply to debts incurred Certain debts 
for temporary loans made under authority of statute. exemp . 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Submission to 
ance by vote of the board of aldermen of said city, subject men^etc.'^*'^^'^" 
to the provisions of its charter; provided, that such accept- Proviso. 
ance occurs during the current year. So much of this act, 
however, as authorizes its submission for acceptance shall 
take effect upon its passage. Approved March 3, 1926. 

An Act relative to the powers of special police of- phrjjy 'ja 

FICERS APPOINTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE MASSACHUSETTS ^ ' 

SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eighty-eight of chapter two hundred g.l. 272, §88, 
and seventy-two of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out, in the ninth line, the word "governor" and 
inserting in place thereof the words: — commissioner of 
public safety, — so as to read as follows : — Section 88. If Search warrants 

•, . . ■• . 1-1 for nghting 

complamt is made to a court or magistrate authorized to birds, etc. 
issue warrants in criminal cases that the complainant has 
reasonable cause to believe that preparations are being made 
for an exhibition of the fighting of birds, dogs or other 
animals, or that such exhibition is in progress, or that birds, 
dogs or other animals are kept or trained for fighting at any 
place or in any building or tenement, such court or magis- 
trate, if satisfied that there is reasonable cause for such 
belief, shall issue a search warrant authorizing any sheriff, issue to certain 

1 1 -A- 11 1- m • 1 !• omcers, etc. 

deputy shenn, constable or police oincer, or special police 
officer duly appointed by the commissioner of public safety 
at the request of the Massachusetts Society for the Pre- 
vention of Cruelty to Animals, to search such place, build- 
ing or tenement at any hour of the day or night and take pos- 
session of all such birds, dogs or other animals there found, 
and arrest all persons there present at any such exhibition 
or where preparations for such exhibition are being made, 
or where birds, dogs or other animals are kept or trained for 
fighting. 

Section 2. Section eighty-nine of said chapter two g. l. 272, § S9, 
hundred and seventy-two is hereby amended by striking ^"^^'^ ^ 
out, in the second line, the word "governor" and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — commissioner of public safety, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 89. Any officer au- Entry by cer- 
thorized to serve criminal process, or special police officer v^thout'^war- 
duly appointed by the commissioner of public safety at the rant of premises 



54 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 77. 



where there is 
exhibitiou of 
fighting of 
birds, etc. 



request of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of 
Cruelty to Animals, may, without a warrant, enter any 
place, building or tenement in which there is an exhibition 
of the fighting of birds, dogs or other animals, or in which 
preparations are being made for such an exhibition, and 
arrest all persons there present and take possession of and 
remove from the place of seizure the birds, dogs or other 
animals engaged in fighting, or there found and intended to 
be used or engaged in fighting, or kept or trained for fighting, 
and hold the same in custody subject to the order of court 
as hereinafter provided. Approved March 3, 1926. 



G.L. 176, §45, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 77 An Act authorizing the payment of commissions to 

MEMBERS OF CERTAIN FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES FOR 
SECURING NEW MEMBERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-five of chapter one hundred and seventy- 
six of the General Laws, as amended by chapter ninety of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two and by sec- 
tion two of chapter eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "fraternity" in the twenty-eighth line the 
words: — or which provide for stated periodical contri- 
butions sufficient to meet the mortuary obligations con- 
tracted, when valued upon the basis of the National Fra- 
ternal Congress Table of Mortality as adopted by the 
National Fraternal Congress August twenty-third, eighteen 
hundred and ninety-nine, or any higher standard, with in- 
terest assumption not more than four per cent per annum, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 1^5. Domestic fraternal 
benefit corporations governed by direct vote of their mem- 
bers and limiting their membership as provided in section 
four and domestic fraternal benefit corporations limiting 
their membership to the permanent employees of cities or 
towns, the commonwealth or the federal government, and 
not paying death benefits, but paying annuities or gratuities 
contingent upon disability or long service, may continue 
to transact business in the commonwealth. Such corpora- 
tions and lijce societies incorporated under this chapter shall 
be governed by sections four to eleven, inclusive, fourteen 
and twenty-one, so far as the same are applicable, twenty- 
two, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-two, thirty-six to thirty- 
eight, inclusive, forty-seven, forty-seven A, forty-eight and 
forty-nine of this chapter and section five of chapter fifty- 
nine, and in addition by the following provisions: The of- 
ficers of such limited corporations shall be elected by ballot 
by the members as often as once in two years. Proxies 
shall not be used in voting. No person under sixteen shall 
be admitted to membership. The recording officer of such 
a corporation shall file with the commissioner amendments 
to its by-laws, in English, within thirty days after their 
adoption and shall likewise file forthwith a duly certified copy 



Limited 

fraternal benefit 
societies may 
continue busi- 
ness, etc. 



Governed by 
certain provi- 
sions of law. 



Election of offi- 
cers. 

No proxy vot- 
ing. 

Age of mem- 
bers. 

Filing of copies 
of by-laws, etc. 



Acts, 1926. —Chap. 78. 55 

of its by-laws whenever the comniissioner requires in writing;;. 

Such equitable assessments, either periodical or otherwise, Assessments. 

shall be made upon the members as shall be necessary to 

carry out the purposes of the organization. Paid agents No paid agents, 

shall not be employed in soliciting or procuring members, 

except that corporations which limit their certificate holders Commissions to 

to a particular fraternity or which provide for stated peri- curing now 

odical contributions sufficient to meet the mortuary obliga- '"'''"bers. 

tions contracted, when valued upon the basis of the National 

Fraternal Congress Table of Mortality as adopted by the 

National Fraternal Congress August twenty-third, eighteen 

hundred and ninety-nine, or any higher standard, with 

interest assumption not more than four per cent per annum 

may pay members for securing new members, and any Paid local 

,• 1 1 11 J. collectors. 

corporation may pay local collectors. 

No corporation formed after January first, nineteen Membership ap- 
hundred and twelve, unless it confines its membership to quifed^before 
that of a particular fraternity in any one county or to a pay*^benefits*° 
lodge of some fraternity, shall contract to pay benefits to unless, etc. 
its members until it shall satisfy the commissioner that it 
has received at least five hundred bona fide applications for 
membership. With the written approval of the commis- Transferor 
sioner and the consent of each corporation expressed by vote ^Tfunds.''' 
at a dul}' called meeting, any corporation governed by this 
section may transfer its membership and funds to any author- 
ized similar corporation. 

Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be Penalty. 
punished as provided in section fifty. 

Approved March 3, 1926. 

An Act relative to the police department and the (JJiQ-n 7g 

MEMORIAL BUILDING DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY OF MEL- 
ROSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-six of chapter one hundred etr'a'mended 
and sixty-two of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety- 
nine, as amended by section one of chapter one hundred and 
forty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in the thirteenth 
line, the word "chief" and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — captain, — and by striking out, in the fortieth 
line, the words "advisory board" and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — trustees, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 36. There shall be the following departments City of Melrose, 

J rr T T'l. • 1 J. J- X t- J departments, 

and omcers: — i. ihe assessmg department, to be under etc. Assessing 
the charge of the board of assessors. department. 

II. The charity department, to be under the charge of ^g^"*^ depart- 
the board of overseers of the poor. 

III. The health department, to be under the charge of ^gnt"^ ^epart- 
the board of health. 

IV. The law department, to be under the charge of the Law depart- 
city solicitor. '^^'^ ' 



56 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 78. 



Fire depart- 
ment. 

Police depart- 
ment. 

Public works 
department. 



Public library 
department. 

Cemetery de- 
partment. 



Memorial build- 
ing department, 



City clerk de- 
partment. 

Treasury de- 
partment. 

Collecting de- 
partment. 

Auditing de- 
partment. 

Executive de- 
partments. 



1920, 144, §§ 2, 3, 

repealed. 

Proviso. 



Board of 
trustees of the 
soldiers and 
sailors mem- 
orial Ijuilding, 
establishment, 
eto. 



V. The fire department, to be under the charge of the 
chief of the fire department. 

VI. The police department, to be under the charge of 
the captain of police. 

VII. The public works department, to be under the 
charge of an official who shall be known as the engineer and 
superintendent of public works. He shall have charge of 
the design, construction, alteration, repair, maintenance 
and management of the water works, the public sewers and 
drains, the public ways, sidewalks and bridges, public parks, 
squares and playgrounds, and the lighting and watering 
thereof, and also the public buildings, excepting the soldiers 
and sailors memorial building and excepting such duties 
with reference to the school buildings as are now conferred 
by law and this act upon the school committee. He shaJl 
make and have the custody of all plans, surveys, measure- 
ments and levels appertaining to the public ways, drains, 
sewers, water works and lands, and shall perform such other 
duties as the board of aldermen may prescribe. Subject to 
the approval of the mayor he shall appoint an assistant super- 
intendent in the water department, an assistant superin- 
tendent in the sewer department, and such other assistants 
as the condition of the work may require. 

VIII. The public library department, to be under the 
charge of the trustees of the public library. 

IX. The cemetery department, to be under the charge 
of a cemetery committee, to consist of three persons, which 
shall have control of all matters pertaining to public ceme- 
teries and burial grounds. 

X. The memorial building department, to be under the 
charge of the trustees of the soldiers and sailors memorial 
building. 

XI. The city clerk department, to be under the charge 
of the city clerk. 

XII. The treasury department, to be under the charge 
of the city treasurer. 

XIII. The collecting department, to be under the charge 
of the city collector. 

XIV. The auditing department, to be under the charge 
of the city auditor. 

The departments provided for in the first ten clauses of 
this section shall be executive departments, and the heads 
thereof shall be executive officers. 

Section 2. Sections two and three of said chapter one 
hundred and forty-four are hereby repealed; provided, that 
the existence of the present board established under said 
sections shall not cease until the organization of the new 
board created by the following section of this act. 

Section 3. A board of trustees of the soldiers and 
sailors memorial building in the city of Melrose is hei*eby 
established, which, subject to the ordinances of said city 
now or hereafter in force, shall have charge and control 
of the repairs, maintenance and management of the said 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 79. 57 

building. The said hoard shall consist of five citizens Membersiup, 
of said city who shall be appointed as hereinafter pro- ^^^^'-^f^'^'^^- 
vided by the mayor, subject to confirniation by the 
board of aldermen. When said board is first constituted, 
two members shall be appointed for one \'ear, two for two 
years and one for three years, and thereafter as the term of 
any member expires, his successor shall be appointed for the 
term of three years. Vacancies by reason of resignation. Vacancies. 
removal from the city or otherwise shall be filled for the 
unexpired term. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the board of aldermen of said city, subject- to iTnfetc.''''*^"" 
the provisions of its charter; provided that such acceptance Proviso. 
occurs during the current year. So much of this act, how- 
ever, as authorizes its submission for acceptance shall take 
effect upon its passage. Approved March 3, 1926. 



An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of (JJiqj) 79 
departments, boards, commissions, institutions and 
certain activities of the commonwealth, for in- 
terest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements, 
and for certain permanent improvements. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. To provide for the maintenance of the Appropriations 
several departments, boards, commissions and institutions, o7depMtmrats! 
of sundry other services, and for certain permanent improve- etc , for interest! 
ments, and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums and bond re- 
set forth in section two, for the several purposes and sub- 2nd fOT^cCT-tain 
ject to the conditions therein specified, are hereby appropri- improvements. 
ated from the general fund or revenue of the commonwealth 
unless some other source of revenue is expressed, subject to 
the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public 
funds and the approval thereof, for the fiscal year ending 
November thirtieth, nineteen hundred and twenty-six, or 
for such other period as may be specified. 

Section 2. 

Service oj the Legislative Department. 
Item 

1 For the compensation of senators, the sum of sixty Legislative de- 

thousand dollars $60,000 00 partment. 

2 For the compensation for travel of senators, a sum 

not exceeding six thousand dollars . . . 6,000 00 

3 For the compensation of representatives, the sum of 

three hundred fifty-seven thousand dollars . 357,000 00 

4 For the com.pensation for travel of representatives, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand seven 

hundred dollars 36,700 00 

5 For the salaries of William H. Sanger, clerk of the 

senate, and James W. Kimball, clerk of the house 

of representatives, the sum of ten thousand dollars 10,000 00 

6 For the salaries of Irving N. Hayden, assistant clerk 

of the senate, and Frank E. Bridgman, assistant 
clerk of the house of representatives, the sura of 
seven thousand dollars ..... 7,000 00 



58 Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 

Ttpm 
Legislative de- 7 For such additional clerical assistance to, and with 
partment. ^^^^ approval of, the clerk of the senate, as may be 

necessary for the proper despatch of public busi- 
ness, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars . $1,500 00 

8 For such additional clerical assistance to, and with 

the approval of, the clerk of the house of repre- 
sentatives, as may be necessary for the proper 
despatch of public business, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-six hundred dollars .... 3,600 00 

9 For the salary of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars . . 3,500 00 

10 For clerical assistance, office of the sergeant-at-arms, 

a sum not exceeding forty-six hundred and forty 

dollars 4,640 00 

11 For the compensation for travel of doorkeepers, 

assistant doorkeepers, messengers, pages and 
other employees of the sergeant-at-arms, au- 
thorized by law to receive the same, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-three hundred and eighty-four 
dollars 6,384 00 

12 For the salaries of the doorkeepers of the senate and 

house of representatives, and the postmaster, with 
the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-nine hundred dollars . . . 6,900 00 

13 For the salaries of assistant doorkeepers and mes- 

sengers to the senate and house of representatives, 
with the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum 
not exceeding forty-three thousand one hundred 
dollars 43,100 00 

14 For compensation of the pages of the senate and 

house of representatives, with the approval of the 
sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding eighty-four 
hundred and fifty dollars . . . . . 8,450 00 

15 For the salaries of clerks employed in the legislative 

document room, a sum not exceeding forty-eight 

hundred and fifty dollars ..... 4,850 00 

16 For certain other persons employed by the sergeant- 

at-arms, in and about the chambers and rooms of 
the legislative department, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-eight hundred dollars .... 2,800 00 

17 For the salaries of the chaplains of the senate and 

house of representatives, the sum of fifteen hun- 
dred dollars 1,500 00 

18 For personal services of the counsel to the senate and 

assistants, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 

three hundred and fifty dollars .... 13,350 00 

19 For personal services of the counsel to the house 

of representatives and assistants, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fourteen thousand seven hundred dollars 14,700 00 

20 For clerical and other assistance of the senate com- 

mittee on rules, a sum not exceeding four thou- 
sand doUars . 4,000 00 

21 For clerical and other assistance of the house com- 

mittee on rules, a sum not exceeding four thousand 

dollars 4,000 00 

22 For authorized traveling and other expenses of the 

committees of the present general court, with the 
approval of a majority of the committee incurring 
the same, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars 5,000 00 

23 For expenses of advertising hearings of the com- 

mittees of the present general court, including 
expenses of preparing and mailing advertisements 
to the various newspapers, with the approval of 
the comptroller of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding three hundred dollars . . . 300 00 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



59 



Item 

24 For printing, binding and paper ordered by the 

senate and house of representatives, or by con- 
current order of the two branches, with the ap- 
proval of the clerks of the respective branches, a 
sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars 

25 For expenses in connection with the publication of 

the bulletin of committee hearings, with the ap- 
proval of the joint committee on rules, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen thousand five hundred dollars . 

26 For stationery for the senate, purchased by and with 

the approval of the clerk, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars ...... 

27 For office expenses of the counsel to the senate, a sum 

not exceeding two himdred dollars 

28 For stationery for the house of representatives, pur- 

chased by and with the approval of the clerk, a 
sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars 

29 For oflSce expenses of the counsel to the house of 

representatives, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
dollars ........ 

30 For contingent expenses of the senate and house of 

representatives, and necessary expenses in and 
about the state house with the approval of the 
sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand dollars ...... 

Total 



Legislative 
department. 



$55,000 00 



13,500 00 



500 00 
200 00 



900 00 



200 00 



17,000 00 
$692,574 00 



Service of the Judicial Department. 

Supreme Judicial Court, as follows: 

31 For the salaries of the chief justice and of the six 

associate justices, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
four thousand five hundred dollars 

32 For traveling allowance and expenses, a sum not 

exceeding forty-five hundred dollars . 

33 For the pensions of retired justices, a sum not exceed- 

ing eighty-five hundred dollars . . . 

34 For the salary of the clerk for the commonwealth, a 

sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars 

35 For clerical assistance to the clerk, ^ sum not ex- 

ceeding one thousand dollars .... 

36 For law clerks, stenographers and other clerical 

assistance for the justices, a sum not exceeding 
nineteen thousand dollars .... 

37 For office supplies, services and equipment of the 

supreme judicial court, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars .... 

38 For the salaries of the officers and messengers, a sum 

not exceeding three thousand and forty dollars 

39 For the commonwealth's part of the salary of the 

clerk for the county of Suffolk, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifteen hundred dollars .... 



Judicial De- 
$84,500 00 P^^tment. 
oupreme 
. Judicial Court. 

4,500 00 
8,500 00 
6,500 00 
1,000 00 

19,000 00 

2,500 00 
3,040 00 

1,500 00 



Reporter of Decisions: 

40 For the salary of the reporter of decisions, a sum not 

exceeding six thousand dollars .... 

41 For clerk hire and office supplies, services and equip- 

ment, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars 



Reporter of 
6,000 00 Decisions. 

8,000 00 



Pensions: 
42 For the pensions of retired court officers, a sum not 
exceeding four hundred and sixty-four dollars 

Total 



Pensions of re- 

464 00 ^^d --' 



$145,504 00 



60 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Item 



Superior Court. 43 



44 
45 
46 



47 



Superior Court, as follows: 

For the salaries of the chief justice and of the thirty- 
one associate justices, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred twenty thousand five hundred dollars 

For traveling allowance and expenses, a sum not 
exceeding nineteen thousand five hundred dollars 

For the salary of the assistant clerk, Suffolk county, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

For clerical work, inspection of records and doings 
of persons authorized to admit to bail, for an 
executive clerk to the chief justice, and for certain 
other expenses incident to the work of the court, a 
sum not exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars 

For pensions of retired justices, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four thousand three hundred and seventy- 
five dollars ....... 

Total 



$320,500 00 

19,500 00 

1,000 00 



8,500 00 



24,375 00 
$373,875 00 



Justices of Dis- 
trict Courts sit- 
ting in Superior 
Court. 



Justices of District Courts: 

48 For compensation of justices of district courts while 

sitting in the superior court, as authorized by 
chapter four hundred and sixty-nine of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, as amended 
by chapter four hundred and eighty-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, a sum 
not exceeding twelve thousand dollars . . $12,000 00 

49 For expenses of justices of the district courts while 

sitting in the superior court, as authorized by 
section four of chapter four hundred and sixty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars 1,500 00 

50 For reimbursing certain counties for compensation 

of certain special justices for services in holding 
sessions of district courts in place of the justice, 
while sitting in the superior court, as authorized 
by section four of chapter four hundred and 
sixtj'-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
dollars . . • 6,000 00 

Total $19,500 00 



Judicial 
Council. 



Judicial Council: 
51 For expenses of the judicial coimcil, as authorized 
by chapter two hundred and forty-four of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, a sum not 
exceeding tliree thousand dollars 



$3,000 00 



Administrative 
Committee of 
District Courts. 



Administrative Committee of District Courts: 
52 For compensation and expenses of the administrative 
committee of district courts, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars .... 



3,500 00 



Probate and 

Insolvency 

Courts. 



Probate and Insolvency Courts, as follows: 

53 For the salaries of judges of probate of the several 

counties, a sum not exceeding ninety thousand 

ninety-one dollars and sixty-seven cents . . 90,091 67 

54 For pensions of retired judges, a sum not exceeding 

fifteen thousand three hundred dollars . . 15,300 00 

55 For the compensation of judges of probate when 

acting outside of their own county for other judges 
of probate, a sum not exceeding fif t^'-five hundred 
dollars 5,500 00 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



61 



Item 

56 



57 



5S 



For expenses of judges of probate when acting out- 
side their own counties for other judges of pro- 
bate, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
eighty-four of the acts of nineteen liundrcd and 
twenty-three, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars ........ 

For the salaries of registers of the several counties, 
a sum not exceeding fiftj'-five thousand eight 
hundred twenty-four dollars and ninety-nine cents 

For the salaries of assistant registers, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-four thousand fifty-three dollars and 
thirty-two cents ...... 

Total 



Probate and 

Insolvency 

Courts. 



S500 00 



55,824 99 



54,053 32 
$221,269 98 



For clerical assistance to Registers of the several 
counties, as follows : 
69 Barnstable, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 
dollars ........ 

60 Berkshire, a sum not exceeding twenty-four hundred 

dollars ........ 

61 Bristol, a sum not exceeding ninety-nine hundred 

and five dollars ...... 

62 Dukes count}', a sum not exceeding five hundred 

doUars ........ 

63 Essex, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand two 

hundred and seventy dollars .... 

64 Franklin, a sum not exceeding eight hundred and 

forty dollars ....... 

65 Hampden, a sum not exceeding eighty-five hundred 

and ninety dollars ...... 

66 Hampshire, a sum not exceeding thirteen hundred 

and eighty dollars ...... 

67 Middlesex, a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand 

four hundred dollars ..... 

68 Norfolk, a sum not exceeding eighty-seven hundred 

and ninety dollars ...... 

69 Plymouth, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight hun- 

dred and fifty dollars ..... 

70 Suffolk, a sum not exceeding fifty-one thousand 

eight hundred dollars ..... 

71 Worcester, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 

nine hundred and ten dollars .... 

Total 

District Attorneys, as follows: 

72 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the Suffolk district, a sum not exceeding 
forty-four thousand eight hundred dollars . 

73 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the northern district, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-four thousand dollars 

74 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the eastern district, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand four hundred dollars 

75 For the salaries of the district attorney, deputy dis- 

trict attorney and assistants for the southeastern 
district, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand six 
hundred dollars ...... 

76 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the southern district, a sum not exceed- 
ing ten thousand four hundred dollars 



$1,200 00 
2,400 00 


Clerical assist- 
ance to Regis- 
ters of Probate 
and Insolvency. 


9,905 00 




500 00 




12,270 00 




840 00 




8,590 00 




1,380 00 




36,400 00 




8,790 00 




2,850 00 




51,800 00 




12,910 00 




$149,835 00 






District Attor- 
neys. 


$44,800 00 





24,000 00 



14,400 00 



15,600 00 



10,400 00 



62 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



District Attor- 
neys. 



Item 

77 
78 



SO 



For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the middle district, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand four hundred dollars . . $14,400 00 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the western district, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-four hundred dollars .... 8,400 00 

For the salary of the district attorney for the north- 
western district, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars . ... . . 3,000 00 

For traveling expenses necessarily incurred by the 
district attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, 
a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars . 7,000 00 

Total $142,000 00 



Service of the Land Court. 

Land Court. 81 For the salaries of the judge, associate judges, the 

recorder and court officer, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-eight thousand eight hundred dollars . $38,800 00 

82 For engineering, clerical and other personal services, 

a sum not exceeding thirty thousand one hundred 

dollars . . . .... . 30,100 00 

83 For personal services in the examination of titles, for 

publishing and serving citations and other serv- 
ices, traveling expenses, suppUes and office equip- 
ment, and for the preparation of sectional plans 
showing registered land, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-three thousand seven hundred and fifty 
dollars 23,750 00 

• 

Total $92,650 00 



Commis.sion on 
Probation. 



Service of the Commission on Probation. 

84 For personal services of the deputy commissioner, 

clerks and stenographers, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-one thousand dollars .... $21,000 00 

85 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveUng expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
five hundred dollars 3,500 00 

Total $24,500 00 






Board of Bar 
Examiners. 



Service of the Board of Bar Examiners. 

86 For personal services of the members of the board, 

a sum not exceeding sixty-three hundred dollars . $6,300 00 

87 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty-six hun- 
dred and twenty-five dollars .... 3,625 00 

Total $9,925 00 



Executive 
Department. 



Service of the Executive Department. 

88 For the salarv of the governor, the sum of ten 

thousand dollnrs $10,000 00 

89 For the salary of the lieutenant governor, the sum 

of four thousand dollars . . . 4,000 00 

90 For the salaries of the eight councillors, the sum of 

eight thousand dollars 8,000 00 



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63 



Item 
91 

92 

93 
94 
95 
90 



97 
98 



99 



100 



101 



102 
103 
104 



105 



100 



107 



108 
109 



For the salaries of officers and employees of the de- 
partment, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thou- 
sand two hundred and thirty-two dollars . 

For travel and expenses of the lieutenant governor 
and council from and to their homes, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars .... 

For postage, printing, office and other contingent 
expenses, including travel of the governor, a sum 
not exceeding eight thousand dollars . 

For postage, printing, stationery, traveling and con- 
tingent expenses of the governor and council, a 
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars 

For expenses incurred in the arrest of fugitives from 
justice, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

For payment of extraordinary expenses and for 
transfers made to cover deficiencies, with the 
approval of the governor and council, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred thousand dollars 

Total 

Service of the Adjutant General. 

For the salary of the adjutant general, a sum not 
exceeding forty-one hundred dollars 

For the personal services of office assistants, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-four thousand three hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

For services other than personal, printing the 
annual report, and for necessary office supplies 
and expenses, a sum not exceeding eighty-five 
hundred dollars ...... 

For expenses not otherwise provided for in connec- 
tion with military matters and accounts, a sum 
not exceeding sixty-one hundred dollars 

Total 

Sennce of the Militia. 

For allowances to companies and other adminis- 
trative units, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty-nine thousand dollars .... 

For pay and transportation of certain boards, a sum 
not exceeding forty-five hundred dollars 

For pay and expenses of certain camps of instruc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars . 

For pay and transportation in making inspections 
and surveys, and for escort duty, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars .... 

For transportation of officers and non-commissioned 
officers for attendance at mihtary meetings, a 
sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars . 

For transportation to and from regimental and 
battaUon drills, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For transportation when appearing for examination, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty 
dollars ........ 

For expenses of rifle practice, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen thousand dollars .... 

For compensation, transportation and expenses in 
the preparation for camp duty maneuvers, a sum 
not exceeding thirty thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 



Executive 
Department. 



$22,232 00 



1,000 00 



8.000 00 



3,000 00 



1,000 00 



100,000 00 
$157,232 00 



Adjutant 
$4,100 00 General. 



34,300 00 



8,500 00 



6,100 00 



$53,000 00 



Militia. 



$159,000 00 
4,500 00 
7,000 00 

5,000 00 

8,000 00 

5,000 00 

250 00 
18,000 00 

30,500 00 



64 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Militia. 110 For maintenance of horses, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-nine thousand four hundred dollars 

111 For incidental and maintenance expenses of division 

headquarters, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars ...... 

112 For compensation for special and miscellaneous 
' duty, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 

dollars ........ 

113 For compensation for accidents and injuries sus- 

tained in the performance of military duty, a 
sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars 

114 To cover certain small claims for damages to private 

property arising from military maneuvers, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

115 For expenses of organizing and maintaining an aero 

squadron, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars ........ 

116 For premiums on bonds for officers, a sum not 

exceeding twelve hundred dollars 

■ Total 



S29,400 00 



2,500 00 



13,000 00 



7,500 00 



1,000 00 



3,000 00 
1,200 00 

$294,850 00 



Special Military jjj 
Expenses. 



118 



119 



120 



Service of Special Mililarij Expenses. 

For the expense of furnishing certificates of honor 
for service on the Mexican border, as authorized 
by law, a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose . . . S200 00 

For expense of testimonials to soldiers and sailors of 
the world war, to be expended under the direction 
of the adjutant general, a sum not exceeding fif- 
teen hundred dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ........ 1,500 00 

For the compilation of records of soldiers and sailors 
who served during the Philippine insurrection, 
to be expended imder the direction of the adju- 
tant general, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 1,000 00 

For services for the publication of records of Massa- 
chusetts soldiers and sailors who served in the 
civil war, a sum not exceeding forty-six hundred 
dollars 4,600 00 

Total $7,300 00 



Service of the Chief Quartermaster. 

Chief 121 For personal services of the chief quartermaster. 

Quartermaster. superintendent of armories, superintendent of 

arsenal and other emploj'ees of the chief quarter- 
master, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand 
four hundred and thirty dollars . . . $19,430 00 

122 For expert assistance, the employment of which 

may be exempt from civil service rules, in the 
disbursement of certain money to the officers and 
enlisted men of the militia for compensation and 
allowances, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 
dollars . . . . . . . . 1,200 00 

123 For the salaries of armorers and assistant armorers 

of first class armories, and acting superintendent 
of armories, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
twenty-six thousand two hundred dollars . . 126,200 00 



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65 



Item 

124 For clerical and other expenses for the office of the 

property and dLsbiusing officer, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-eight hundred and forty dollars . 

125 For certain incitlental niiUtary expenses of the 

quartermaster's department, a sum not exceeding 
eight hundred and fifty dollars .... 
120 For office and general supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars 

127 For the care and maintenance of the camp ground 

and buildings at Framingham, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars .... 

128 For the maintenance of armories of the first class 

and the purchase of certain lockers and furniture, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred fifty-one thou- 
sand two hundred dollars ..... 

129 For reimbursement for rent and maintenance of 

armories of the second and third class, a sum 
not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars 

130 For allowances for a mechanic for each battery of 

field artillery, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand six hundred dollars 

131 For the rental of stables, including water and cer- 

tain other incidental services, for the housing of 
horses and mules, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand one hundred dollars .... 

132 For expense of maintaining and operating certain 

trucks, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred 
dollars ........ 

133 For expense of maintaining and operating the state 

rifle range, a sum not exceeding seventy-four 
hundred and fifty dollars . . . . . 

Total 



Chief 

Quurterni aster. 



$7,840 00 



850 00 
12,000 00 



1,000 00 



151,200 00 



7,500 00 



17,600 00 



13,100 00 



2,500 00 



7,450 00 
$367,870 00 



Service of Oie Chief Surgeon. 

134 For personal services of the chief surgeon and regu- Chief Surgeon. 

lar assistants, a sum not exceeding sixty-three 

hundred dollars $6,300 00 

135 For services other than personal, and for necessary 

medical and office supplies and equipment, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-eight hundred dollars . 2,800 00 

136 For the examination of recruits, a sum not exceeding 

eighty-two hundred dollars .... 8,200 00 

Total $17,300 00 



Service of the Judge Advocate General. 

137 For compensation of the judge advocate general, as 
provided by law, a sum not exceeding fifteen hun- 
dred dollars ....... 



Judge Advocate 
General. 



$1,500 00 



Service of the Commission on Administration and 
Finance. 

138 For personal services of the commissioners, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-six thousand five hundred 

dollars $26,500 00 

139 For personal services of assistants and employees, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred forty-one thou- 
sand eight hundred and seventy dollars . . 141,870 00 

140 For other expenses incidental to the duties of the 

commission, a sum not exceeding eighteen thou- 
sand nine hundred and thirty dollars . . . 18,930 00 



Commission on 
Administration 
and Finance. 



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Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Commission on 
Administration 
and Finance. 



Item 
1401 



For expenses of studies by the commission relative to 
plans for the construction of buildings at the 
state institutions, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars $5,000 00 

Total $192,300 00 



Purchase of 
Paper. 



141 For the purchase of paper used in the execution of 
the contracts for state printing, other than legis- 
lative, with the approval of the commission on 
administration and finance, a sum not exceeding 
seventy thousand dollars ..... 



$70,000 00 



Armory Com- 
mission. 



Service of the Armory Commission. 

142 For compensation of members, a siun not exceeding 

twenty-three hundred dollars .... $2,300 00 

143 For office and traveling expenses, a sum not exceed- 

ing five hundred dollars ..... 500 00 

144 For the purchase of lockers and certain furniture, a 

sum not exceeding three thousand dollars . . 3,000 00 

144a For alterations and additions to certain armories, a 

sum not exceeding five thousand dollars . . 5,000 00 

Total $10,800 00 



Commissioner 
of State Aid and 
Pensions. 



Service of the Commissioner of Slate Aid and 
Pensions. 

145 For personal services of the commissioner and 

deputy, a sum not exceeding seventj'-seven hun- 
dred dollars $7,700 00 

146 For personal services of agents, clerks, stenogra- 

phers and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand six hundred and fifty 
dollars . . 25,650 00 

147 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses of the com- 
missioner and his employees, and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-four hundred and fifty dollars . . . 3,450 00 



Total . 



. $36,800 00 



Expenses on Ac- 
count of Wara. 
Reimburse- 
ment of cities 
and towns for 
state and mili- 
tary aid, etc. 



Soldiers' Home 
in Massachu- 
setts. 



For Expenses on Account of Wars. 

148 For reimbursing cities and towns for money paid 

on account of state and military aid to Massachu- 
setts soldiers and their families, the sum of two 
hundred ninety-nine thousand dollars, the same 
to be paid on or before the fifteenth day of Novem- 
ber in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-six, 
in accordance with the provisions of existing laws 
relative to state and military aid 

149 For the maintenance of the Soldiers' Home in Massa- 

chusetts, with the approval of the trustees thereof, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred ninety thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

150 (This item omitted by amendment of the general 

court.) 



$299,000 00 



190,000 00 



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67 



Item 

151 



152 



For the preparation of a history of Massachusetts' 
part in the world war, as authorized by chapter 
four hundred and eight of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-nine hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amovmt heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 

(This item now omitted because of pending legis- 
lation.) 

Total 



History of 
Massachusetts' 
part in world 
war. 



$3,900 00 



$492,900 00 



Service of the Art Commission. 

153 For expenses of the commission, a sum not exceed- 
ing one hundred and seventy-five dollars . 



Art 
$175 00 Commission. 



Sennce of Ute Ballol Law Commission. 

154 For compensation of the commissioners, a sum not 

exceeding fifteen hundred dollars 

155 For expenses, including travel, supplies and equip- 

ment, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars 

Total 



Ballot Law 
$1,500 00 Commission. 

500 00 



$2,000 00 



Service of the Commission on Uniform Slate Laws. 

156 For expenses of the commissioners, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars 



Commission on 
$750 00 Uniform State 
Laws. 



Service of the Board of Appeal from Decisions of the 
Commissioner of Corporations and Taxation. 

157 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred dollars . . . . . ■. 



Board of 
$200 00 Appeal, etc. 



Service of the State Library. 

158 For personal services of the librarian, a sum not State Library. 

exceeding five thousand dollars . . . $5,000 00 

159 For personal services of the regular library assist- 

ants, temporary clerical assistance and for . 

services for cataloguing, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-one thousand three hundred dollars . . 31,300 00 

160 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing the annual report, office supplies and equip- 
ment, and incidental traveUng expenses, a sum 
not exceeding three thousand dollars . . . 3,000 00 

161 For books and other publications and things needed 

for the library, and the necessary binding and re- 
binding incidental thereto, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars . 14,250 00 

Total $53,550 00 



Service of the Superintendent of Buildings. 

162 For personal services of the superintendent and 
office assistants, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand one hundred and fifty dollars 



Superintendent 
of Buildings. 



$10,150 00 



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Superintendent 
of Buildings. 



Item 

163 



164 



165 



166 



For personal services of engineers, assistant en- 
gineers, firemen and helpers in the engineer's 
department, a sum not exceeding fifty-seven 
thousand dollars $57,000 00 

For personal services of watchmen and assistant 
watchmen, a sum not exceeding forty-one thou- 
sand one hundred dollars ..... 41,100 00 

For personal services of porters, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty- three thousand nine hundred 
dollars . . •.-..• • • • 23,900 00 

For other personal services incidental to the care 
and maintenance of the state house, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-two thousand five hundred dol- 
lars 62,500 00 

Total ........ $194,650 00 



Other Annual Expenses: 
Other Annual 167 For contingent, office and other expenses of the 
Expenses. superintendent, a sum not exceeding three hun- 

dred and fifty dollars ... . . $350 00 

168 For telephone service in the building, and expenses 

in connection therewith, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-eight thousand eight hundred and fifty 
dollars . . . . . . . . 38,850 00 

169 For services, supplies and equipment necessary to 

furnish heat, light and power, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty-six thousand dollars .... 46,000 00 

170 For other services, supplies and equipment neces- 

sary for the maintenance and care of the state 
house and grounds, including repairs of furniture 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty-four 
thousand dollars 34,000 00 

171 For expenses of providing a fire alarm system in 

the state house, a sum not exceeding thirty-five 

hundred dollars 3,500 00 

Total $122,700 00 



Old State 

House, 

maintenance. 



For the Maintenance of Old Slate House. 

172 For the contribution of the commonwealth toward 
the maintenance of the old provincial state house, 
the sum of fifteen hundred dollars 



$1,500 00 



Commission on 
Necessaries of 
Life. 



Service of the Commission on Necessaries of Life. 

173 For expenses of the commission on necessaries of 
life, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any appropriation 
heretofore made for the purpose 



$11,000 00 



Secretary of the 
Common- 
wealth. 



174 
175 

176 



Service of the Secretary of the Connnon wealth. 

For the salarv of the secretarv, the sum of six thou- 
sand dollars . . ." . . . . $6,000 00 

For the salaries of officers and employees holding 
positions established by law, and other personal 
services, a sum not exceeding ninety-two thou- 
sand two hundred dollars .... 92,200 00 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing eleven thousand four hundred and fifty dol- 
lars 11,450 00 



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69 



Item 

177 



178 



179 



ISO 



181 



18i 



For postage and expressage on public documents, 
and for mailing copies of bills and resolves to 
certain state, city and town officials, a sum not 
exceeding four thousand dollars 

For the arrangement and preservation of state 
records and papers, a sum not exceeding five 
himdred dollars ...... 

For printing registration books and blanks and 
indexing returns, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars ...... 

For the purchase of copies of certain town records 
prior to eighteen hundred and fifty, a sum not 
exceeding nine thousand dollars . . . 

For the purchase of certain supplies and equip- 
ment, and for other things necessary in con- 
nection with the reproduction of the manuscript 
collection designated "Massachusetts Archives", 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars 

For the purchase and distribution of copies of 
certain journals of the house of representatives 
of Massachusetts Bay from seventeen hundred 
and fifteen to seventeen hundred and eighty, as 
authorized by chapter four hundred and thir- 
teen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, 
a sum not exceeding seven hundred and fifty 
dollars ........ 

Total $131,400 00 



Secretary of the 
Common- 
wealth. 



$4,000 00 

500 00 

5,000 00 

9,000 00 

2,500 00 



750 00 



For indexing vital statistics: 

183 For the preparation of certain indexes of births, 

marriages and deaths, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
the amount appropriated in the preceding year . $5,000 00 

For printing laws, etc.: 

184 For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and 

resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-five hundred dollars . . . . 3,500 00 

185 For the printing of a cumulative index to the acts 

and resolves, a sum not exceeding seven hundred 

dollars 700 00 

186 For printing and binding the blue book edition of 

the acts and resolves of the present year, a sum 

not exceeding six thousand dollars . . . 6,000 00 

187 For the printing of reports of decisions of the su- 

preme judicial court, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
three thousand dollars ..... 33,000 00 

188 For printing and binding public documents, a sum 

not exceeding seven thousand dollars . . 7,000 00 

Total $50,200 00 



Indexing vital 
statistics. 



Printing laws, 
etc. 



For matters relating to elections: 

189 For personal and other services necessary for pre- Election 

paring and printing ballots for the primary matters. 

elections, a sum not exceeding seventy-five 

thousand dollars ... . . $75,00000 

190 For the printing and distribution of ballots, a sum 

not exceeding thirty thousand dollars . . 30,000 00 

191 For the printing of blanks for town officers, election 

laws and blanks and instructions on all matters 
relating to elections, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars 6,000 00 



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Acts, 1926.— Chap. 79. 



Secretary of the 
Common- 
wealth. 
Election 
matters. 



Item 

192 
193 
194 
195 
196 



For furnishing cities and towns with ballot boxes, 
and for repairs to the same, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars . . . . . $5,000 00 

For expenses of publication of lists of candidates 
and forms of questions before state elections, a 
sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars . 7,500 00 

For the purchase of apparatus to be used at polling 
places in the canvass and counting of votes, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars . . 1,500 00 

For administering the law to permit absent voters 
to vote at state elections, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand dollars ..... 13,000 00 

For expenses of compiling and publishing informa- 
tion to voters, as required by section fifty-four 
of chapter fifty-four of the General Laws, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-four thousand dollars . . 34,000 00 

Total $172,000 00 



Supervisor of 
Public Records. 



Supervisor of Public Records: 

197 For personal services of the supervisor, a sum not 

exceeding three thousand dollars . . . $3,000 00 

198 For .the purchase of ink for public records of the 

commonwealth, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars 1,000 00 

199 For travehng expenses of the supervisor of public 

records, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars 1,000 00 

Total $5,000 00 



Decennial 

Census. 



Medical Ex- 
aminers' Fees. 



Decennial Census: 

200 For personal services of the census division of the 

department of the secretary of the commonwealth, 

a sum not exceeding forty-eight hundred dollars . $4,800 00 

201 For expenses of the census division of the depart- 

ment of the secretary of the commonwealth, a 

sum not exceeding five hundred dollars . . 500 00 

Total $5,300 00 

Medical Examiners' Fees: 

202 For medical examiners' fees, as provided by law, a 

sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . . $1,000 00 



Treasurer and 203 
Receiver- 
General. ~,r,, 

204 



205 



Service of the Treasurer and Receiver-General. 

For the salary of the treasurer and receiver-general, 

the sum of six thousand dollars . . . $6,000 00 

For salaries of officers and employees holding posi- 
tions established by law and additional clerical 
and other assistance, a sum not exceeding forty- 
five thousand one hundred dollars . . . 45,100 00 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing eightj'-seven hundred dollars . . . 8,700 00 



Total . 



$59,800 00 



Commissioners 206 
on Firemen's 
Relief. 



Commissioners on Firemen's Relief: 
For relief disbursed, with the approval of the com- 
missioners on firemen's relief, subject to the 
provisions of law, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 



$17,500 00 



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71 



Item 

207 For expenses of administration by the commis- 

sioners on firemen's relief, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred dollars ..... 

Total 

Payments to Soldiers: 

208 For expenses of administering certain laws relating 

to payments in recognition of military service in 
the world war, a sum not exceeding forty-nine 
hundred dollars, to be paid from the receipts 
from taxes levied under authority of chapters 
two hundred and eighty-three and three hundred 
and forty-two of the General Acts of nineteen 
hundred and nineteen ..... 

209 For making payments to soldiers in recognition of 

service during the world war, as provided by law, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-nine thousand dollars, 
to be paid from receipts from taxes levied as 
specified in item two hundred and eight 

Total . 

State Board of Retirement: 

210 For personal services in the administrative office of 

the state board of retirement, a sum not exceed- 
ing nine thousand dollars .... 

211 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, and for office supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-six hundred and fifty 
dollars ........ 

212 For requirements of annuity funds and pensions for 

employees retired from the state service under 
authority of law, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred twenty-eight thousand dollars . 



.1500 00 
$18,000 00 



Commissioners 
on Firemen's 
Relief. 



Payments to 
Soldiers. 



S4,900 00 



39,000 00 
$43,900 00 



State Board of 
Retirement. 



$9,000 00 



3,650 00 



128,000 00 



Total . 



. $140,650 00 



Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt. 

213 For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial 
bonds maturing during the present year, the sum 
of one million four hundred thirty-nine thou- 
sand fifty-seven dollars and forty-nine cents, 
payable from the following accounts and funds 
in the following amounts : — from receipts from 
loans for the abolition of grade crossings the 
sum of thirty-four thousand dollars; from re- 
ceipts from loans for harbor improvements, the 
unexpended balance of such receipts; from the 
highway fund, the sum of six hundred twenty- 
two thousand fifty-seven dollars and fifty cents; 
from the balance of the receipts of the sale of 
the Boston dry dock, two hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars; and the remainder from the 



Requirements 
for Extinguish- 
ing State Debt. 



general fund 



$1,439,057 49 



Interest on the Public Debt. 

214 For the payment of interest on the direct debt and 
temporary loans of the commonwealth, a sum 
not exceeding one million three hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, of which sum five hundred 
thirty-six thousand nine hundred ninety-one 
dollars and twenty-five cents shall be paid from 



Interest on 
Public Debt. 



the highway fund 



$1,350,000 00 



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Auditor of the 

Comnion- 

wealth. 



Item 

215 
216 



217 



Sermce of the Audilor of tfte Cotumomvealth. 

For the salaiy of tlie auditor, a sum not exceeding 

six thousand doHars $6,000 00 

For personal services of deputies and other assist- 
ants, a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand 
dollars 36,000 00 

For services other than personal, traveling ex- 
penses, office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding fifty-three hundred dollars . . 5,300 00 

Total $47,300 00 



Compensation 218 
of certain re- 
tired persons 
formerly in 
service of com- 
monwealth, etc. 219 



220 



221 



222 



Unclassified Accounts and Claims.' 

For the compensation of veterans of the civil war 
and certain others formerly in the service of the 
commonwealth, now retired, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty-four thousand dollars . . . $54,000 00 

For the compensation of any veteran who may be 
retired by the governor under the provisions of 
sections fifty-six to sixty, inclusive, of chapter 
thirty-two of the General Laws, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-six hundred dollars . . . 3,600 00 

For the compensation of certain prison officers and 
instructors formerly in the service of the com- 
monwealth, now retired, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand five hundred dollars . . . 30,500 00 

For the compensation of state police officers for- 
merly in the service of the commonwealth, and 
now retired, a sum not exceeding eighty-two 
hundred and eighty-five dollars . . . 8,285 00 

For the compensation of certain women formerly 
employed in cleaning the state house, and now 
retired, a sum not exceeding seventeen hundred 
dollars and twenty cents ..... 1,700 20 

Total $98,085 20 



Compensation 223 
of certain pub- " 
lie employees 
for injuries, etc. 



Annuities and 
pensions of 
soldiers, etc. 



224 



For certain other aid: 

For the compensation of certain public employees 
for injuries sustained in the course of their em- 
ployment, as provided by section sixty-nine of 
chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the General 
Laws, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . . $25,000 00 

For the payment of certain annuities and pensions 
of soldiers and others under the provisions of 
certain acts and resolves, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-four hundred and twenty-six dollars . 9,426 00 

Total $34,426 00 



Reimburse- 225 

ment for pre- 
miums paid, 
etc. 



Claims upon 
death of fire- 
men, etc. 



226 



For reimbursing officials for premiums paid for 
procuring sureties on their bonds, as provided by 
existing laws, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
and fifty dollars . . . . . . $150 00 

For payment in accordance with law of such claims 
as may arise in consequence of the death of fire- 
men and of persons acting as firemen, from in- 
juries received in the discharge of their duties, a 
sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars . . 30,000 00 



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73 



Itoin 

227 



229 



For payment of nny claims, as authorized by sec- 
tion eighty-seven of chapter thirty-two of the 
General Laws, for allowances to the families of 
policemen killed or fatally injured in the dis- 
charge of their duties, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars .... 

For small items of expenditure for which no ap- 
propriations have been made, and for cases in 
which appropriations have been exhausted or 
have reverted to the treasury in previous years, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

For reimbursement of persons for funds previously 
deposited in the treasury of the commonwealth 
on account of unclaimed savings bank deposits, 
a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars . 

Total 



ClaimB for 
policemen 
killed, etc. 



$2,500 00 



Small items of 
expenditure. 



1,000 00 



500 00 



Reimburse- 
ment for un- 
claimed saving 
bank deposits. 



$34,150 00 



Service of the Attorney General's Department. 

231 For the salarj' of the attorney general, the sum of 

eight thousand dollars ..... 

232 For the compensation of assistants in his office, and 

for such other legal and personal services as may 
be required, a sum not exceeding seventy-five 
thousand dollars ...... 

233 For services other than personal, traveling ex- 

penses, office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars .... 

234 For the settlement of certain claims, as authorized 

by chapter three hundred and ninety-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars . 

Total 



Attorney 
5 000 00 General's De- 
),uuu uu partment. 



75,000 00 
10,000 00 



5,000 00 



$98,000 00 



Service of the Department of Agriculture. 

235 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

236 For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a 

sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars 

237 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 

not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

238 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, office supplies and equipment, and print- 
ing and furnishing trespass posters, a sum not 
exceeding nine thousand dollars 

239 For compensation and expenses of members of the 

advisory board, a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

240 For services and expenses of apiary inspection,- a 

sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars 



Department of 
$6,000 00 Agriculture. 

20,000 00 
1,000 00 



9,000 00 

2,000 00 
2,500 00 



Division of Dairying and Animal Husbandry: 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding ninety- 
two hundred dollars ..... 
For other expenses, including the enforcement of 
the dairy laws of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding forty -five hundred dollars . 



Division of 
9,200 00 Dairying and 
Animal 
Husbandry. 

4,500 00 



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Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Di\"ision of 
Plant Pest 
Control. 



Item 



243 
244 



Division of Plant Pest Control : 

For personal services, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand seven hundred dollars .... $10,700 00 

For other expenses, a sum not exceeding sixty-three 
hundred dollars 6,300 00 



Division of Ornithology: 
Division of 245 For personal services, a sum not exceeding fifty- 

Ornithology, jji^g hundred dollars . . . . . 5,900 00 

246 For other expenses, a smn not exceeding five hundred 

dollars 500 00 

Division of Markets: 
Division of 247 For personal services, a sum not exceeding nine- 

Markets, teen thousand six hundred dollars . . . 19,600 00 

248 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding fiftj'-one 

hundred dollars 5,100 00 



Division of 
Reclamation, 
Soil Survey and 
Fairs. 



Division of Reclamation, Soil Survey and Fairs: 

249 For personal services, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 12,500 00 

250 For travel and other expenses, a sum not exceeding 

fifty-eight hundred and ninety dollars . . 5,890 00 

251 For state prizes and agricultural exhibits, a sum not 

exceeding thirty thousand dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropri- 
ated for this purpose, and any unexpended bal- 
ance remaining at the end of the current fiscal 
year may be used in the succeeding j^ear . . 30,000 00 



Department of 252 

Agriculture. 

Specials. 



253 



Specials : 

For work in protecting the pine trees of the com- 
monwealth from white pine blister rust, and for 
payments of claims on account of currant and 
gooseberry bushes destroyed in the work of sup- 
pressing white pine blister rust, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighteen thousand dollars . . . 18,000 00 

For quarantine and other expenses in connection 
with the work of suppression of the European 
corn-borer, so-called, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose 6,000 00 

Total $174,690 GO 



State Rec- 
lamation 
Board. 



Service of State Reclamation Board. 

254 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars .... 



$2,500 GO 



Department of 
Conservation. 



Service of the Department of Conservation. 

Administration: 

255 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding six thousand dollars .... $6,000 00 

256 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sura 

not exceeding two himdred and fifty dollars . 250 00 

Total $6,250 00 



Division of Forestry: 
Division of 257 For personal services of office assistants, a sura not 
Forestry. exceeding eleven thousand four hundred dollars . 



$11,400 00 



Acts, 1926.— Chap. 79. 



75 



Item 
258 



259 



260 



261 



262 



263 



264 
265 



266 



267 

268 



$5,000 00 



13,000 00 



8,500 00 



2,000 00 



60.000 00 



For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, and for traveling expenses, 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars 

For the salaries and expenses of foresters and for 
necessary lal)or, supplies and equipment in main- 
taining forest tree nurseries, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand dollars ..... 

For the purchase of land and reforesting the same, 
as authorized bj' section ten of chapter one hun- 
dred and thirty-two of the General Laws, as 
amended, a sum not exceeding eighty-five hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

For aiding towns in the purchase of equipment for 
extinguishing forest fires and for making pro- 
tective belts or zones as a defence against forest 
fires, for the present year and previous years, a 
sum not exceeding two thousand dollars 

For the personal services of the state fire warden 
and his assistants, and for other services, including 
traveling expenses of the state fire warden and 
his assistants, necessary supplies and equipment 
and materials used in new construction in the 
forest fire prevention service, a sum not exceed- 
ing sixty thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any funds allotted to Massachusetts 
by the federal authorities .... 

For the suppression of the gypsy and brown tail 
moths, and for expenses incidental thereto, a 
sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for this purpose, and any unex- 
pended balance remaining at the end of the 
current fiscal year may be used in the succeeding 
year ........ 

For the planting and maintenance of state forests, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars 

For the purchase and development of state forests, 
and tor the maintenance of nurseries for the 
growing of seedlings for the planting of state 
forests, as authorized by section thirty-six of 
chapter one hundred and thirty-two of the Gen- 
eral Laws, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty-one thousand five hundred dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for this purpose, and any unexpended 
balance remaining at the end of the current fiscal 
year may be used in the succeeding year . . 151,500 00 

For the maintenance of the Standish monument 
reservation, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars 2,000 00 

For the maintenance of Mount Grace state forest, 

a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars . . 500 00 

For reimbursement to certain towns, as author- 
ized by section twenty-four of chapter forty- 
eight of the General Laws, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars ..... 1,000 00 

Total $329,900 00 



Division of 
Forestry. 



50,000 00 
25,000 00 



Division of Fisheries and Game: 

269 For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 

four thousand dollars ..... 

270 For personal services of office assistants, a sum not 

exceeding ninety-four hundred dollars 



Division of 
$4,000 00 Fisheries and 
Game. 

9,400 00 



76 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Division of 
Fisheries and 
Game. 



Item 

271 



272 



For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses and neces- 
sary office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding eight thousand dollars . . . $8,000 00 

For expenses of exhibitions and other measures to 
increase the interest of the public in the protec- 
tion and propagation of fish and game, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars . , . 1,000 00 



Enforcement of 
laws. 



Enforcement of laws: 

273 For personal services of fish and game wardens, a 

sum not exceeding sixty thousand five hundred 

dollars 60,500 00 

274 For traveling expenses of fish and game wardens, 

and for other expenses necessary for the enforce- 
ment of the laws, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
four thousand dollars 24,000 00 



Biological 
work. 



Biological work: 

275 For personal services to carry on biological work, a 

sum not exceeding forty-seven hundred dollars . 4,700 00 

276 For traveling and other expenses of the biologist 

and his assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
four hundred dollars 2,400 00 



Propagation of 
game birds, etc. 



Propagation of game birds, etc.: 
277 For the maintenance of game farms and fish hatch- 
eries, and for the propagation of game birds and 
animals and food fish, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-six thousand dollars .... 



86,000 00 



Marine 
fisheries. 



Marine fisheries: 

278 For personal services for regulating the sale and cold 

storage of fresh food fish, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-eight hundred and sixty dollars . . 7,SG0 00 

279 For other expenses for regulating the sale and cold 

storage of fresh food fish, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-two hundred dollars . . . . 2,200 00 

Total $210,060 00 



Specials: 
Specials. 280 For improvements and additions at fish hatcheries 

and game farms, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars ....... 



$5,000 00 



Damages by 
wild deer and 
wild moose. 



Damages by wild deer and wild moose: 
281 For the payment of damages caused by wild deer 
and wild moose, for the present year and previous 
years, as provided by law, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars ..... 



6,000 00 



Bounty on 
seals. 



Bounty on seals: 
282 For bounties on seals, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred and fifty dollars .... 



250 00 



Division of 

Aninaal 

Industry. 



Division of Animal Industry: 
283 For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars .... 



3,500 00 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 79. 



77 



Item 
284 

285 
280 

287 

288 



289 



For personal services of clerks and stonograpliers, a 
sum not exceeding ninety-tliree hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

For services other than personal, including print- 
ing the annual report, traveling expenses of the 
director, and ofiice supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding forty-three hundred dollars 

For personal services of veterinarians and agents 
engaged in the work of extermination of con- 
tagious diseases among domestic animals, a sum 
not exceeding forty-four thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 

For the traveling expenses of veterinarians and 
agents, including the cost of any motor vehicles 
purchased for their use, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two thousand dollars .... 

For reimbursement of owners of horses killed during 
the present and previous years, travel, when al- 
lowed, of inspectors of animals, incidental ex- 
penses of killing and burial, quarantine and 
emergency services, and for laboratory and vet- 
erinary supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-seven hundred dollars 

For reimbursement of owners of cattle Idlled, as 
authorized by section one of chapter three hun- 
dred and four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, and in accordance with certain pro- 
visions of law and agreements made under au- 
thority of section thirty-three of chapter one 
hundred and twenty-nine of the General Laws, 
as amended by section three of chapter three 
hundred and fifty-three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two, during the present and 
previous years, a sum not. exceeding two hun- 
dred thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose, and any unexpended balance remaining 
at the end of the current fiscal year may be 
used in the succeeding year . . . . 

Total 



Division of 
Animal 
$9,300 00 Industry. 



4,300 00 



44,500 00 
22,000 00 

5,700 00 



200,000 00 
$289,300 00 



Reimbursement of towns for Inspectors of 
Animals : 
290 For the reimbursement of certain towns for com- 
pensation paid to inspectors of animals, a sum 
not exceeding seven thousand dollars 



Reimburse- 
ment of towns 



$7,000 00 ?/iniS" 



Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance. 

Division of Banks and Banking: 

For salary of the commissioner, the sum of six 
thousand dollars ...... i 

For services of deputy, directors, examiners and 
assistants, clerks, stenographers and experts, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred twenty-seven 
thousand four hundred dollars .... 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, travehng expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty-two thou- 
sand dollars ....... 



Total 



Department of 
5,000 00 Banking and 
Insurance. 



227,400 00 



Division of 
Banks and 
Banking. 



62,000 00 
$295,400 00 



78 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Supervisor of 
Loan Agencies. 



Item 



294 



29^ 



Supervisor of Loan Agencies: 

For personal services of supervisor and assistants, 
a sum not exceeding seventy-two hundred and 
eighty dollars ....... $7,280 00 

For services other than personal, printing the an- 
nual report, office supplies and equipment, u 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . . 1,000 00 

Total $8,280 00 



Division of 

Insurance. 



Division of Insurance: 

296 For salary of the commissioner, a sum not exceed- 

ing six thousand dollars ..... $6,000 00 

297 For other personal services of the division, a sum 

not exceeding one hundred and four thousand 

doUars 104,000 00 

298 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses and necessary office 
supphes and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-one thousand dollars .... 21,000 00 

299 For expenses of the board of appeal created under 

section three of chapter three hundred and forty- 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dol- 
lars 1,200 00 

Total $132,200 00 



Board of Ap- 300 
peal on Fire In- 
surance Rates. 



Board of Appeal on Fire Insurance Rates: 
For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred dollars ..... 



$200 00 



Division of 
Savings Banks 
Life Insurance. 



Division of Savings Banks Life Insurance: 

301 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand four 

hundred dollars $21,400 00 

302 For publicity, including traveling expenses of one 

person, a sum not exceeding two thousand dol- 
lars 2,000 00 

303 For services other than personal, printing the an- 

nual report and travehng expenses, office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty-three 
hundred dollars . . . . . . 6,300 00 

304 For encouraging and promoting old age annuities 

and the organization of mutual benefit associations 
among the employees of industrial plants in the 
commonwealth, a sum not exceeding thirty-two 
hundred dollars 3,200 00 

Total $32,900 00 



Department of 
Corporations 
and Taxation. 
Corporation 
and Tax 
Divisions. 



Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation. 

Corporation and Tax Divisions: 

305 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not 

exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars . . $6,500 00 

306 For the salaries of certain positions filled by the 

commissioner, with the approval of the gov- 
ernor and council, and for additional clerical and 
other assistance, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred sixty-four thousand dollars . . 164,000 00 

307 For travehng expenses, a sum not exceeding seventy- 

five hundred dollars 7,500 00 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 79. 



79 



Item 

308 



For other services and for necessary office supplies 
and equipment, and for printing the annual re- 
port, other pul)lioations and valuation books, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-seven thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

Total 



Corporation 
and Tax 
Divisiona. 



$27,000 00 
$205,000 00 



Income Tax Division (the three following appro- 
priations are to be made from the receipts 
from the income tax) : 

309 For personal services of the deputy, assistants, 

assessors, assistant assessors, clerks, stenogra- 
phers and other necessary assistants, a sum not 
exceeding three hundred forty-eight thousand 
dollars ........ 

310 For traveling expenses of members of the division, 

a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars 

311 For services other than personal, and for office sup- 

plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred twenty-four thousand dollars 

Total 



Income Tax 
Division. 



$348,000 00 
9,000 00 

124,000 00 
$481,000 00 



Division of Accounts: 

312 For personal services, a sum not exceeding fiftj'-one 

thousand dollars ...... 

313 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding eleven 

thovisand six hundred dollars .... 

314 For services and expenses of auditing and install- 

ing systems of municipal accounts, the cost of 
which is to be assessed upon the municipalities 
for which the work is done, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-two thousand four hundred dollars . 

315 For the expense of certain books, forms and other 

material, which may be sold to cities and towns 
requiring the same for maintaining their system 
of accounts, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars ........ 

Total 

Reimbursement for loss of taxes: 

316 For reimbursing cities and towns for loss of taxes 

on land used for state institutions and certain 
other state activities, as certified by the com- 
missioner of corporations and taxation, for the 
fiscal 3'ear ending November thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-five thousand dollars .... 



Division of 
$51,000 00 Accounts. 

11,600 00 



92,400 00 



10,000 00 
$165,000 00 



Reimburse- 
ment of cities 
and towns for 
loss of certain 
taxes. 



$95,000 00 



Service of the Department of Education. 

317 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not 

exceeding nine thousand dollars 

318 For personal services of officers, agents, clerks, 

stenographers and other assistants, but not in- 
cluding those employed in university extension 
work, a sura not exceeding eighty-five thousand 
dollars ........ 

319 For traveling expenses of members of the advisory 

board and of agents and employees when required 
to travel in discharge of their duties, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-five hundred dollars 



Department 



) 000 00 °f Education 



85,000 00 



9,500 00 



80 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Department 
of Education, 



Item 

320 For services other than personal, necessary oflBce 

suppHes, and for printing the annual report and 
bulletins as provided by law, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirteen thousand dollars .... $13,000 00 

321 For expenses incidental to furnishing school com- 

mittees with rules for testing the sight and hear- 
ing of pupils, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 
dollars 800 00 

322 For printing school registers and other school blanks 

for cities and towns, a sum not exceeding thirtj'- 

five hundred dollars . . . . . 3,500 00 

323 For assisting small towns in providing themselves 

with school superintendents, as provided by law, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dol- 
lars ........ 100,000 00 

324 For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 

payment of tuition of pupils attending high 
schools outside the towns in which they reside, 
as provided by law, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred seventy-six thousand dollars . . 176,000 00 

325 For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 

transportation of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as pro- 
vided by law, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
forty-five thousand dollars .... 145,000 00 

326 For the reimbursement of certain cities and towns 

for a part of the expense of maintaining agri- 
cultural and industrial vocational schools, as 
provided by law, a sum not exceeding one million 
two hundred sixty thousand six hundred sixty- 
nine dollars and seven cents .... 1,260,669 07 

327 For the promotion of vocational rehabiUtation in 

co-operation with the federal government, with 
the approval of the department of education, a 
sum not exceeding sixteen thousand dollars . 16,000 00 

328 For aid to certain persons receiving instruction in the 

courses for vocational rehabilitation, as author- 
ized by chapter four hundred and thirty-four of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars . . 5,000 00 

329 For the education of deaf and blind pupils of the 

commonwealth, as provided by section twentj^- 
six of chapter sixty-nine of the General Laws, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred forty-seven 
thousand four hundred dollars .... 347,400 00 

330 For expenses of holding teachers' institutes, a sum 

not exceeding three thousand dollars . . 3,000 00 

331 For aid to certain pupils in normal schools, imder 

the direction of the department of education, a 

sum not exceeding four thousand dollars . . 4,000 00 

332 For the training of teachers for vocational schools 

to comply with the requirements of federal au- 
thorities under the provisions of the Smith- 
Hughes act, so-called, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-nine thousand six hundred and eightj'- 
five dollars 29,685 00 

Total $2,207,554 07 



English-Speak- 
ing Classes for 
Adults. 



English-Speaking Classes for Adults: 

333 For personal services of administration, a sum not 

exceeding twelve thousand dollars . . . $12,000 00 

334 For other expenses of administration, a sum not 

exceeding four thousand dollars . . . 4,000 00 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



81 



Item 

335 



For reimbursement of certain cities and towns, a English-Speak- 

sum not exceeding one hundred sixty-five thou- in g classes for 

sand dollars $165,000 00 ^<^"'^^- 



Total . 



$181,000 00 



University Extension Courses: 

336 For personal services, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred thirty thousand dollars 

337 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding thirty- 

nine thousand six hundred dollars 

Total 



I'liiversity 
$130,000 00 Extension 
Courses. 



39,600 00 
$169,600 00 



Division of Immigration and Americanization: 

338 For personal services, a sum not exceeding thirty- 

seven thousand dollars ..... 

339 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding eight thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

Total 



Division of 
$37,000 00 Immigration 



8,000 00 



$45,000 00 



and Ameri- 
canization. 



Division of Public Libraries: 

340 For personal services of regular agents and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

four hundred dollars $10,400 00 

341 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, traveUng expenses, necessary office sup- 
plies and expenses incidental to the aiding of 
public hbraries, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand eight hundred dollars . . . 13,800 00 

Total $24,200 00 



Division of 
Public 

Libraries. 



Division of the Blind: 

342 For general administration, furnishing information, 

industrial and educational aid, and for carrying 
out certain provisions of the laws establishing 
said division, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight 
thousand six hundred dollars .... 

343 For the maintenance of local shops, a sum not 

exceeding seventy-five thousand two hundred 
dollars ........ 

344 For maintenance of Woolson house industries, so- 

called, to be expended under the authority of said 
division, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thou- 
sand four hundred dollars .... 

345 For the maintenance of certain industries for men, 

to be expended under the authority of said di- 
vision, a sum not exceeding two hundred nine 
thousand dollars ...... 

346 For instruction of the adult blind in their homes, a 

sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars 

347 For expenses of providing sight-saving classes, with 

the approval of the division of the blind, a sum 
not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars 

348 For aiding the adult blind, subject to the condi- 

tions provided by law, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred twenty-five thousand dollars 

Total ........ 



Division of 
the Blind. 



$38,600 00 
75,200 00 

25,400 00 

209,000 00 
15,000 00 

14,000 00 

125,000 00 
$502,200 00 



82 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Item 

Teachers' Re- 349 
tirement Board. 

350 



351 
352 



Teachers' Retirement Board: 

For personal services of employees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ninety-three hundred dollars . . $9,300 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses and oflSce 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen hundred dollars ..... 1,500 00 

For payment of pensions to retired teachers, a sum 

not exceeding four hundred thousand dollars . 400,000 00 

For reimbursement of certain cities and towns for 
pensions to retired teachers, a sum not exceed- 
ing one hundred eight thousand seven hundred 
eighty-three dollars and one cent . . . 108,783 01 



Total 



. $519,583 01 



Massachusetts 

Nautical 

School. 



Massachusetts Nautical School: 

353 For personal services of the secretary and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding four thousand 

dollars . . $4,000 00 

354 For services other than regular clerical services, 

including printing the annual report, rent, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four hundred dollars .... 2,400 00 

355 For the maintenance of the school and ship, a sum 

not exceeding eighty-seven thousand eight hun- 
dred dollars 87,800 00 

Total $94,200 00 



Massachusetts 

Agricultural 

College. 



Massachusetts Agricultural College: 

356 For maintenance and current expenses, a sum not 

exceeding eight hundred ninety-six thousand two 
hundred dollars ...... 

357 For an emergency fund to meet the needs of har- 

vesting big crops or other unforeseen conditions, 
which clearly indicate that additional revenue 
will be produced to equal the expenditure, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars, provided, 
however, that this appropriation be available 
only after approval of particular projects cov- 
ered by it has been obtained from the governor 
and council ....... 

358 For the construction of a cottage, a sum not ex- 

ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

359 For repairs to physics building, a sum not exceed- 

ing four thousand dollars ..... 



$896,200 00 



Total 



5,000 00 
6,000 00 
4,000 00 
. $911,200 00 



Maintenance 
and improve- 
ment of state 
normal schools. 



Bridgewater 
normal school. 



Fitchburg nor- 
mal school. 



For the maintenance of and for certain im- 
provements at the state normal schools, and 
the boarding halls attached thereto, with the 
approval of the commissioner of education, 
as follows: 

360 Bridgewater normal school, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred thirty-six thousand nine hundred 

and sixty-five dollars ..... $136,965 00 

361 Bridgewater normal school boarding hall, a sum 

not exceeding eighty-six thousand dollars . . 86,000 00 

362 Fitchburg normal school, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred fifty-four thousand one hundred and 

fifty dollars 154,150 00 

363 Fitchburg normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding sixt3'-one thousand dollars . . . 61,000 00 



Acts, 192G.— Chap. 79. 



83 



$143,450 00 



Item 

364 Framingham normal school, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred forty-three thousand four hundred 
and fifty dollars ...... 

365 Framingham normal school boarding hall, a sum 

not e.xceeding one hundred two thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

366 Hyannis normal school, a sum not exceeding fifty- 

two thousand three hundred and fifty dollars 

367 Hyannis normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding forty-five thousand dollars 

368 Lowell normal school, a sum not exceeding sixty- 

six thousand three hundred and fifty dollars 

369 North Adams normal school, a sum not exceeding 

seventy-six thousand nine hundred and fifty 
dollars ........ 

370 North Adams normal school boarding hall, a sum 

not exceeding forty-two thousand dollars 

371 Salem normal school, a sum not exceeding ninety- 

three thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars 

372 Westfield normal school, a sum not exceeding 

seventy-one thousand and twenty-five dollars 

373 Westfield normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-nine thousand dollars 

374 Worcester normal school, a sum r^t exceeding 

eighty-two thousand two hundred and eighty 
dollars ........ 

375 Worcester normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars 

376 Normal art school, a sum not exceeding ninety- 

three thousand nine hundred and ten dollars 

Total $1,344,880 00 



Framingham 
normal school. 



102,000 
52,350 
45,000 
00,350 

76,950 
42,000 
93,950 
71,025 
29,000 

82,280 

8,500 

93,910 



00 

Hyannis nor- 
QQ laal subuul. 

00 

Lowell normal 
QQ school. 

North Adams 
normal school. 

00 
00 

Salem normal 
QQ school. 

Westfield nor- 
QQ mul school. 



Worcester nor- 
mal school 



00 

00 
00 

Normal art 
QQ school. 



Textile Schools: 

377 For the maintenance of the Bradford Durfee textile 

school of Fall River, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
eight thousand two hundred dollars, of which 
sum ten thousand dollars is to be contributed 
by the city of Fall River, and the city of Fall 
River is hereby authorized to raise by taxation 
the said sum of ten thousand dollars . 

378 For the maintenance of the Lowell textile school, 

a sum not exceeding one hundred sixty thousand 
four hundred and twenty-five dollars, of which 
sum ten thousand dollars is to be contributed 
by the city of Lowell, and the city of Lowell is 
hereby authorized to raise by taxation the said 
sum of ten thousand dollars .... 

379 For the maintenance of the New Bedford textile 

school, a sum not exceeding seventy-four thou- 
sand seven hundred and fifty dollars, of which 
sum ten thousand dollars is to be contributed by 
the city of New Bedford, and the city of New 
Bedford is hereby authorized to raise by tax- 
ation the said sum of ten thousand dollars 

Total 



Bradford 
Durfee textile 
school of Fall 
River. 



$68,200 00 



100,425 00 



Lowell textile 
school. 



New Bedford 
textile school. 



74,750 00 
$303,375 00 



Service oj the Department oj Civil Service and 
Registration. 

380 For personal services of telephone operator for the 
department, a sum not exceeding nine hundred 
and ninety dollars ...... 



Department of 
Civil Service 
$990 00 f^^ Registra- 



84 



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Division of 
Civil Service. 



Item 



581 



382 
383 



384 



Division of Civil Service: 

For the salaries of the commissioner and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding nine thou- 
sand dollars . . . • . .- . • • $9,000 00 

For other personal services of the division, a sum 

not exceeding seventy-nine thousand dollars . 79,000 00 

For other services and for printing the annual 
report, and for office supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-seven thousand five 
hundred dollars . . . . . . 27,500 00 

For services and traveling expenses in conducting 
investigations, as provided by sections thirty- 
three and thirty-four of chapter thirty-one of 
the General Laws, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars 1,000 00 

Total $116,500 00 



Division of 
Registration. 



Division of Registration : 

385 For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 

fifteen hundred dollars . . . . . $1,500 00 

386 For clerical and certain other services of the di- 

vision, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand 

three hundred doj^rs . . . . . 17,300 00 

387 For expenses of the director, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred and eighty dollars . . . 180 00 

Total $18,980 00 



Board of Regis- 388 

tration in 

Medicine. ^^^ 



390 



Board of Registration in Medicine: 
For services of the members of the board, a sum not 

exceeding forty-three hundred dollars . . $4,300 00 

For personal services of members of the board and 
examiners for the registration of chiropodists, a 
sum not exceeding six hundred dollars . . 600 00 

For services other than personal, including print- 
ing the annual report, traveling expenses, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-seven hundred dollars .... 2,700 00 

Total $7,600 00 



Board of Dental 391 
Examiners. 



392 



Board of Regis- 393 
tration in 
Pharmacy. 

394 
395 



Board of Dental Examiners: 

For services of the members of the board and clerical 
assistance, a sum not exceeding thirty-nine hun- 
dred dollars ... . ' . . $3,900 00 

For other services, including printing tlie annual 
report, and for rent, traveling expenses, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars .... 2,500 00 

Total $6,400 00 

Board of Registration in Pharmacy: 
For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars . $3,800 00 
For personal services of agent, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-one hundred and sixty dollars . . 2,160 00 

For services other than personal, printing the 
annual report, traveling expenses, office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty-two 
hundred dollars 6,200 00 

Total $12,160 00 



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85 



Item 

396 
397 



398 
399 



Board of Registration of Nurses: 

For services of members of the board, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-one hundred dollars 

For services other than personal, j)rinting the 
annual report, office rent, traveling expenses and 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-eight hundred dollars 

Total 

Board of Registration in Embalming: 
For compensation of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding three hundred dollars . 
For services other than personal, including traveling 

expenses, supplies and office equipment, a sum 

not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

Total 



Board of Regia- 
$2,100 00 trutionof 

N uisee. 



2,800 00 



$4,900 00 



Board of Regia- 
QQ tration in 
Embalming. 



1,000 00 



$1,300 00 



Board of Registration in Optometry: 

400 For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding nineteen hundred dollars 

401 For other services, printing the annual report, office 

supplies and equipment, and traveling expenses 
of the members of the board, a sum not exceed- 
ing one thousand dollars ..... 

Total 

Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine: 

402 For services of the members of the board and secre- 

tary, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars 

403 For other services, printing the annual report, 

traveling expenses, oflSce supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding three hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

Total . 



Board of 
1,900 00 Registration 
in Optometry. 



1,000 00 
$2,900 00 



Board of Regis- 
$600 00 tration in 
veterinary 
Medicine. 



300 00 



$900 00 



State Examiners of Electricians: 

404 For expenses other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, travehng expenses, office sup- 
pUes and equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
six hundred dollars $3,600 00 

Board of Registration of Public Accountants: 

405 For services of the members of the board, a sum not 

exceeding six hundred and seventy-five dollars 

405 § For expenses of examinations, including the prepara- 

tion and marking of papers, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-one hundred dollars . . . . 3,100 00 

406 For other services and necessary supplies and equip- 

ment, a sum not exceeding fourteen hundred and 

twenty-five dollars ...... 1,425 00 

Total $5,200 00 



State Ex- 
aminers of 
Electricians. 



Board of Regis- 

$675 00 *'"^*i°" of Pub- 
*^ he Accountants. 



State Examiners of Plumbers: 

407 For services of the members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding eleven hundred dollars 

408 For expenses of the examiners, a sum not exceeding 

one thousand dollars ..... 



State Ex- 
$1,100 00 amiuersof 
Plumbers. 

1,000 00 



Total 



$2,100 00 



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Item 

Department of 409 
Industrial Ac- 
cidents. . , „ 
410 



411 



412 

413 



Service oj the Department of Industrial Accidents. 

For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding thirty-nine thousand dollars . $39,000 00 

For personal services of secretaries, medical adviser, 
inspectors, clerks and office assistants, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred eight thousand three hun- 
dred dollars . . ... . 108,300 00 

For expenses of impartial examinations, a sum not 

exceeding eighteen thousand dollars . . . 18,000 00 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
two hundred dollars 7,200 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand two hundred 
dollars 13,200 00 

Total $185,700 00 



Department of 
Labor and In- 
dustries. 



Service of the Department of Labor and Industries. 

414 For the salaries of the commissioner, assistant and 

associate commissioners, a sum not exceeding 

twenty thousand five hundred dollars . . $20,500 00 

415 For clerical and other assistance to the commis- 

sioner, a sum not exceeding forty-four hundred 

and forty dollars . . . . . . 4,440 00 

416 For personal services for the inspectional service, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred seven thousand 

five hundred dollars . . . . . 107,500 00 

417 For personal services for the statistical service, a 

sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand five 

hundred dollars . . . . . 38,500 00 

418 For clerical and other personal services for the 

operation of free employment offices, a sum 

not exceeding forty-nine thousand dollars . . 49,000 00 

419 For clerical and other assistance for the board of 

conciliation and arbitration, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty thousand eight hundred dollars . 20,800 00 

420 For personal services of investigators, clerks and 

stenographers for the minimum wage service, a 

sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars . 11,000 00 

421 For compensation and expenses of wage boards, a 

sum not exceeding three thousand dollars . 3,000 00 

422 For personal services for the division of standards, 

a sum not exceeding twentj^-six thousand dollars 26,000 00 

423 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, assist- 

ant commissioner, associate commissioners and 
inspectors of labor, and for services other than 
personal, printing the annual report, rent of dis- 
trict offices, and office supphes and equipment for 
the inspectional service, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-six thousand dollars .... 26,000 00 

424 For services other than personal, printing reports 

and publications, traveling expenses and office 
supplies and equipment for the statistical service, 
a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars . 11,000 00 

425 For rent, necessary office supphes and equipment 

for the free employment offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . . 15,000 00 

426 For other services, printing, traveUng expenses and 

office supplies and equipment for the board of 
conciliation and arbitration, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars ..... 5,000 00 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



87 



Ifpm 

427 



428 



For services other than personal, printing, traveling 
expenses and office supplies and equipment for 
minimum wage service, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-four hundred dollars .... 

For other services, printing, traveling expenses and 
office supplies and equipment for the division of 
standards, a stmi not exceeding twelve thousand 
two hundred dollars ..... 

Total 



Department of 
lyabor and In- 
dustries. 



$3,400 00 



12,200 00 
$353,340 00 



Service of (he Dcparlment of Mental Diseases. 

429 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding nine thousand dollars .... 

430 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding eighty-four thousand seven 
hundred dollars . . . . ■ 

431 For transportation and medical examination of 

state paupers under its charge for the present 
year and previous years, a sum not exceeding 
eight thousand dollars . . . . _ . 

432 For the support of insane paupers boarded in families 

under its charge, or temporarily absent under 
authority of the same, for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding fifty-five hun- 
dred dollars . . . . . . ■ 

433 For the support of state paupers in the Hospital 

Cottages for Children, a sum not exceeding four- 
teen thousand dollars ..... 

434 For the expenses of an investigation as to the nature, 

causes, results and treatment of mental diseases 
and defects, and the publication of the results 
thereof, a sum not exceeding twenty-three thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 

435 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, travehng and office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand 
five hundred dollars ..... 



Department of 
),000 00 Mental 
Diseases. 



84,700 00 



8,000 00 



5,500 00 



14,000 00 



23,000 00 



19,.500 00 



Total 



. $163,700 00 



Psychiatric examination: 
436 For services and expenses of psychiatric exami- 
nations of prisoners, a sum not exceeding sixty 
thousand dollars ...... 



Psychiatric 
examination. 



$60,000 00 



Norfolk state hospital: 

437 For the care and maintenance of the Norfolk state 

hospital property, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand four hundred and twenty dollars 

For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the following institutions under the 
control of the Department of Mental Diseases: 

438 Boston psychopathic hospital, a sum not exceeding 

two hundred twenty-two thousand nine hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

439 Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding seven 

hundred eighty thousand two hundred and 
thirty-five dollars . . . . . . 

440 Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding six 

hundred nineteen thousand and ninety dollars 



Norfolk state 
hospital. 



10,420 00 



Institutions 
under control of 
Department of 
Mental 
Diseases. 
Boston 
222,900 00 psychopathic 
hospital. 
Boston state 

780,235 00 '°^P"*^'- 

Danvers state 
619,090 00 hospital. 



88 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79.' 



Danvers stale 
hospital. 



Foxboroiigh 
state hospital. 



Item 

441 

442 

443 

443^ 



Gardner state 
colony. 



444 
445 
445 i 
446 

447 
4471 



Grafton state 
hospital. 



448 
449 

450 



Walter E. 
Fernald state 
school. 



451 

452 
453 
453 i 



For the construction of verandas on buildings C 
and H at the Danvers state hospital, a sum not 
exceeding fiftj^ thousand dollars . . . $50,000 00 

For the construction of a garage extension, including 
space for housing fire-fighting equipment, at the 
Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars . . . . . . 5,000 00 

Foxborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
three hundred forty-six thousand eight hundred 
and ninety-eight dollars . . . . _ . 346,898 00 

For the construction of additions and alterations 
to ward twelve building at the Foxborough state 
hospital, at a cost not to exceed two hundred 
thousand dollars, of which amount one hundred 
thousand dollars is hereby appropriated in an- 
ticipation of a further sum of one hundred thou- 
sand dollars to be appropriated in the fiscal year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-seven . . . 100,000 00 

For the construction of a horse barn at the Fox- 
borough state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars 5,000 00 

Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred fifty-nine thousand nine hundred forty- 
one dollars and fifty cents .... 359,941 50 

For repairs on coal trestle at the Gardner state 
colony, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars 1,500 00 

For the purchase of land for the Gardner state 
colony, a sum not exceeding four hundred dol- 
lars 400 00 

For the purchase of food conveyors for the Gardner 
state colonv, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight 
hundred dollars . .• . , ■ • . . • • 2,800 00 

For the construction of a building for semi-disturbed 
patients at the Gardner state colony, at a cost 
not to exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars, 
of which amount seventy-five thousand dollars 
is hereby appropriated in anticipation of a further 
sum of seventy-five thousand dollars to be ap- 
propriated in the fiscal year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven ...... 75,000 00 

Grafton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred thirty-five thousand and fifty-five dollars 535,055 00 

For the purchase of insulated food containers for 
the Grafton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-four hundred dollars .... 5,400 00 

For the purchase of certain property for the Grafton 
state hospital, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars, to be in addition to the appropriation 
made in nineteen hundred and twenty-five for 
the construction of a horse barn, said appropri- 
ation of nineteen hundred and twenty-five being 
now made available for the purchase of property 3,000 00 

Walter E. Fernald state school, a sum not exceed- 
ing five hundred ninety-two thousand and thirty 
dollars . . . . ... . 592,030 00 

For the construction of a laundry building at the 
Walter E. Fernald state school, a. sum not ex- 
ceeding forty thousand dollars .... 40,000 00 

For the installation of hot-water lines at the Walter 
E. Fernald state school, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars 10,000 00 

For the acquiring of certain land for the Walter E. 
Fernald state school, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars 10,000 00 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



89 



Item 

454 Medfield state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

Imndred seventy-eight tliousand four hundred and 
thirty-five dollars ...... 

455 P'or the purchase of food conveyors for the Medfield 

state hospital, a sum not exceeding thirty-six 
hundred dollars ...... 

45G For remodeling nurses' home at the Medfield state 
hospital, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 
dollars ........ 

457 Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding four 

hundred eight thousand four hundred and forty 
dollars ........ 

458 Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

three hundred ninety-two thousand three hundred 
and thirty dollars ...... 

459 For the construction of a new ward building at the 

Northampton state hospital, to accommodate one 
hundred and fifty-three patients, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred three thousand five hundred 
dollars, the same to be in addition to the amount 
previously appropriated for said purpose 

460 For the construction of an addition to the female 

infirmary at the Northampton state hospital, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand dollars 

461 For the construction of two cottages for married 

employees at the Northampton state hospital, a 
sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars 

462 Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred twenty-four thousand two hundred and 
ninety dollars ....... 

463 For additions to and the remodeling of certain 

buildings to provide new spaces for industries and 
storing of supplies at the Taunton state hospital, 
a sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars 

463 § For the construction of two cottages for officers at 

the Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand dollars ..... 

464 Westborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

five hundred thirty-eight thousand dollars . 

465 For the remodeUng and renovation of the present 

farmhouse at the Westborough state hospital, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . 

466 For renovation of female wards 7, 8, 9 and 10 at 

the Westborough state hospital, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventeen thousand five hundred dollars . 

467 For the renovation of and addition to Durfee Colony 

at the Westborough state hospital, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twelve thousand dollars 

468 For the installation of a hydriatic section in the 

west wing of the Westborough state hospital, a 
sum not exceeding five thousand dollars 

469 Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding seven 

hundred ninety-three thousand and ten dollars 

470 For the installation of automatic refrigeration at the 

Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
seven thousand dollars ..... 

471 Wrentham state school, a sum not exceeding four 

hundred sixty-four thousand one hundred and 
sixty dollars ....... 

472 For the construction of a cottage for male employees 

at the Wrentham state school, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty thousand dollars .... 

473 Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding two 

himdred ninety-three thousand eight hundred and 
seventy doUars ...... 



Monson state 
hospital. 



Northampton 
state hospital. 



Medfield state 
hospital. 

$578,435 00 

3,600 00 

7,000 00 
408,440 00 
392,330 00 

103,500 00 

22,000 00 

12,000 00 
524,290 00 

55,000 00 
12,000 00 

Westborough 
538,000 00 state hospital. 

10,000 00 

17,500 00 

12,000 00 

5,000 00 

Worcester state 

793,010 00 liospital. 



Taunton state 
hospital. 



7,000 00 

464,160 00 

30,000 00 

293,870 00 



Wrentham 
state school. 



Belchertown 
state school. 



90 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Belchertown 
state school. 



Item 

474 



475 



476 



477 



For the construction of a new administration build- 
ing at the Belchertown state school, at a cost nut 
to exceed sixty thousand dollars, of which amount 
thirty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated 
in anticipation of a further sum of thirty thousand 
dollars to be appropriated in the fiscal year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-seven . . . $30,000 00 

For the construction of a dormitory for boys at the 
Belchertown state school, at a cost not to exceed 
ninety-five thousand dollars, of which amount 
fifty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated in 
anticipation of a further sum of forty-five thou- 
sand dollars to be appropriated in the fiscal year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-seven . . . 50,000 00 

For the construction of an employees' cottage at 
the Belchertown state school, at a cost not to 
exceed twenty-seven thousand five hundred 
dollars, of which amount fourteen thousand dol- 
lars is hereby appropriated in anticipation of a 
further sum of thirteen thousand five hundred 
dollars to be appropriated in the fiscal year nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-seven . . . 14,000 00 

For the extension of coal trestle and pocket at the 
Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding 
eight thousand dollars 8,000 00 

Total $8,155,384 50 



Department of 
Correction. 



Service of the Department of Correction. 

478 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding six thousand dollars .... $6,000 00 

479 For personal services of deputies, members of the 

board of parole and advisory board of pardons, 
agents, clerks and stenographers, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty-five thousand nine hundred dol- 
lars 05,900 00 

480 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, necessary office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding fifty-eight hun- 
dred dollars 5,800 00 

481 For traveling expenses of officers and employees of 

the department when required to travel in the dis- 
charge of their duties, a sum not exceeding ninety- 
five hundred dollars 9,500 00 

482 For the removal of prisoners, to and from state 

institutions, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 

dollars 8,000 00 

483 For assistance to prisoners discharged from the state 

prison, Massachusetts reformatory, prison camp 
and hospital and state farm, and to discharged 
female prisoners, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 13,500 00 

484 For services of guards and for the purchase of equip- 

ment needed for the employment of prisoners, as 
defined in section eighty-two of chapter one hun- 
dred and twenty-seven of the General Laws, a 
sum not exceeding six thousand dollars . . 6,000 00 

485 For the relief of the families of dependents of in- 

mates of state penal institutions, a sum not 

exceeding five hundred dollars .... 500 00 



Total 



$115,200 00 



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91 



Item 

For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the following institutions under the 
control of the Department of Correction: 

486 State farm, a sum not exceeding four hundred 

eighty-seven thousand dollars .... $487,000 00 

487 For the construction of a storage barn and for the 

purchase of certain equipment at the state farm, 
a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand dol- 
lars 17,000 00 

488 For addition to oflRcers' quarters at the state farm, 

a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars . 8,000 00 

489 For the purchase of furnishings and equipment for 

the building to house defective delinquent females 
at the state farm, a sum not exceeding sixteen 
thousand dollars . . . . . . 16,000 00 

490 State prison, a sum not exceeding three hundred 

twentv-eight thousand nine hundred and fifty 

dollars 328,950 00 

491 Massachusetts reformatory, a sum not exceeding 

three hundred forty-eight thousand three hun- 
dred dollars 348,300 00 

492 Prison camp and hospital, a sum not exceeding 

sixty-seven thousand seven hundred and fifteen 

dollars . 67,715 00 

493 Reformatory for women, a sum not exceeding one 

himdred fifty-one thousand six hundred and 

seventy dollars . . . . . . 151,670 00 

494 For the town of Framingham, according to a con- 

tract for sewage disposal at the reformatory for 

women, the sum of six hundred dollars . . 600 00 

Total $1,425,235 00 



Institutions 
under control of 
Hepartment of 
Correction. 
State farm. 



State prison. 



Massachusetts 
reformatory. 



Prison camp 
and hospital. 



Reformatory 
for women. 



Service of (he Deparlmeni of Public Welfare. 

495 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

496 For personal services of officers and employees and 

supervision of homesteads and planning boards, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-nine thousand eight 
hundred dollars ...... 

497 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses, including expenses of 
auxiliary visitors, office supplies and expenses, and 
contingent expenses for the supervision of home- 
steads and planning boards, a sum not exceed- 
ing six thousand dollars ..... 

Total 



Department of 
5,000 00 Public Welfare. 



29,800 00 



6,000 00 
$41,800 00 



Division of Aid and Relief: 

498 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred three thousand 

seven hundred dollars . . . . . $103,700 00 

499 For services other than personal, including traveling 

expenses and office supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding twenty thousand eight him- 
dred and twenty-five dollars .... 20,825 00 

500 For the transportation of state paupers under the 

charge of the department, for the present year 
and previous years, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand dollars 12,000 00 



Division of Aid 
and Relief. 



92 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Reimburse- 
ment of cities 
and towns for 
payment of cer- 
tain aid, etc. 



Item. 



601 



502 



503 



504 



505 



The following items are for reimbursement of 
Pities and towns: 

For the payment of suitable aid to mothers with 
dependent children, for the present year and pre- 
vious years, a sum not exceeding nine hundred 
thousand dollars . . . . . . $900,000 00 

For the burial of state paupers by cities and towns, 
for the present year and previous years, a sum 
not exceeding seven thousand dollars . . 7,000 00 

For expenses in connection with smallpox and other 
diseases dangerous to the public health, for the 
present year and previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred thousand dollars . . 100,000 00 

For the support of sick paupers by cities and towns, 
for the present year and previous years, the 
same to include cases of wife settlement, a sum 
not exceeding eighty-five thousand dollars . . 85,000 00 

For temporary aid given to state paupers and ship- 
wrecked seamen by cities and towns, for the 
present year and previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six hundred and fifty thousand dollars . 650,000 00 



Total 



$1,878,525 00 



Division 
of Child 
Guardianship. 



Division of Child Guardianship: 

506 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred and fifty-six thou- 
sand dollars $156,000 00 

507 For services other than personal, office supplies and 

equipment, a sum not exceeding four thousand 

dollars 4,000 00 

508 For tuition in the public schools, including trans- 

portation to and from school, of children boarded 
or bound out by the department, for the present 
and previous years, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars . . 165,000 00 

509 For the care and maintenance of indigent and 

neglected children and juvenile offenders, for 
the present year and previous years, a sum not 
exceeding seven hundred and seventy thousand 
dollars . 770,000 00 

510 For the care, maintenance and transportation of un- 

settled pauper infants, for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars 100,000 00 



Total 



$1,195,000 00 



Division of 
Juvenile Train- 
in?. Trustees of 
Massachu- 
setts Training 
Schools. 



Division of Juvenile Training, Trustees of Massa- 
chusetts Training Schools: 

511 For services of the executive secretary and stenog- 

rapher, a sum not exceeding sixty-three hundred 

and forty dollars $6,340 00 

512 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing the annual report, traveling and other ex- 
penses of the members of the board and em- 
ploj-ees, office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-seven hundred and fifty dollars 2,750 00 



Boys' Parole: 
Boys' Farole. 513 pV)r personal services of agents in the division for 
boys paroled and boarded in families, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-three thousand nine hundred and 
sixtv dollars ....... 



33,960 00 



Acts, 1926.— Chap. 79. 



93 



Item 

514 



515 



516 



517 



518 



519 
520 
521 



522 



523 



524 



For services other than personal, inchiding travehng 
expenses of the agents and boys, and necessary 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing nineteen thousand five hundred dollars 

For board, clothing, medical and other expenses 
incidental to the care of boys, a sum not exceed- 
ing sixteen thousand dollars .... 

Girls' Parole: 

For personal services of agents in the division for 
girls paroled from the industrial school for girls, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand six 
htmdred and sixty dollars .... 

For traveling expenses of said agents for girls 
paroled, for board, medical and other care of 
girls, and for services other than personal, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand eight hundred dollars 

Tuition of children: 
For reimbursement of cities and towns for tuition 
of children attending the public schools, a sum 
not exceeding four thousand dollars . 



Boys' Parole. 



Total 



For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the institutions under the control of 
the trustees of the Massachusetts training 
schools, with the approval of said trustees, as 
follows : 
Industrial school for bo3^s, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred fifty-four thousand and sixty dollars 
Industrial school for girls, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred forty-two thousand six hundred dollars . 
Lyman school for boys, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred twenty-three thousand two hundred 
dollars ........ 

Total 

Massachusetts Hospital School: 
For the maintenance of the Massachusetts hospital 
school, to be expended with the approval of the 
trustees thereof, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred seventy-three thousand four hundred and ten 
dollars ........ 

State Infirmary: 

For the maintenance of the state infirmary, to be 
expended with the approval of the trustees 
thereof, a sum not exceeding nine hundred 
twenty-two thousand three hundred and seventy- 
five dollars ....... 

For improvement and addition to the asyhnn for 
women at the state infirmary, a sum not exceed- 
ing ninety-four hundred dollars 

Total 



$19,500 00 



16,000 00 



Girls' Parole. 



25,660 00 



12,800 00 



Reimburse- 
ment of cities 
4 OnO 00 an.d.towns for 
*,UUU UU tuition of 

children, etc. 



. $121,010 00 



Institutions un- 
der control of 
trustees of 
M.issachusetts 
training schools. 

Industrial 
$154,060 00 school for boys. 

Industrial 
142,600 00 school for girls. 

Lyman school 
for boys. 

223,200 00 



$519,860 00 



Massachusetts 

Hospital 

School. 



.73,410 00 



State In- 
firmary. 



922,375 00 



9,400 00 
$931,775 00 



525 



Service of the Deparlmenl of Public Health. 

Administration: 
For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-five hundred dollars . 



Department of 
$7,500 00 Public Health. 



94 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Item 

Department of 526 
Public Health. 



527 



For personal services of the health council and oflBce 
assistants, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
dollars $13,000 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding sev- 
enty-four hundred and seventy-five dollars . 7,475 00 



Division of 
Hygiene. 



Division of Hygiene: 

528 For personal services of the director and assistants, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-nine thousand six 

hundred dollars . . ' . . . . 29,600 00 

529 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing eighteen thousand one hundred and fifty dol- 
lars 18,150 00 



Maternal and 
Child Hygiene. 



530 



531 



Maternal and Child Hygiene: 

For personal services for extending the activities of 
the division in the protection of mothers and 
conservation of the welfare of children, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-four thousand dollars . 24,000 00 

For other expenses for extending the activities of the 
division in the protection of mothers and con- 
servation of the welfare of children, a sum not 
exceeding eleven thousand dollars . . . 11,000 00 



Division of 

Communicable 

Diseases. 



Division of Communicable Diseases: 

532 For personal services of the director, district health 

officers and their assistants, epidemiologists, 
bacteriologist and assistants in the diagnostic 
laboratory, a sum not exceeding fifty-three 
thousand dollars . . . . . . 53,000 00 

533 For services other than personal, traveling ex- 

penses, laboratory, office and other necessary 
supplies, including the purchase of animals and 
equipment, and rent of certain offices, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen thousand two hundred and fifty 
dollars 15,250 00 



Venereal 
diseases. 



534 



535 



The appropriations made in the following six 
items are to be in addition to any federal funds 
now in the treasury, or hereafter received, which 
may be used for these purposes : 
For personal services for the control of venereal dis- 
eases, a sum not exceeding eighty-eight hundred 
and seventy dollars ...... 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-one thousand five hundred dol- 
lars . . . . ... 



8,870 00 



21,500 00 



Manufacture 
and Distribu- 
tion of Ars- 
phenamine. 



Manufacture and Distribution of Arsphenamine: 

536 For personal services necessary for the manufacture 

of arsphenamine or other similar preparations, a 
sum not exceeding eighty-two hundred and fifty 
dollars . . . ' . . . . ". 8,250 00 

537 For the purchase of chemicals and other materials, 

including equipment and supplies necessary for the 
preparation and manufacture of arsphenamine, or 
its equivalent, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
dollars 6,000 00 



Acts, 1920.— Chap. 79. 



95 



Wiisserniaim I-;iboralory : 

538 ]''or personal services nf the Wasserniann laljoraton', 

a sum not exceeding twelve thousand six hundred 
dollars ........ 

539 For expenses of tlie Wassermann laboratory, a sum 

not exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars 



Wassermanu 
Laboratory. 



$12,G00 00 
5,500 00 



Antitoxin and Vaccine Laboratories: 

540 For personal .services in the investigation and pro- 

duction of antitoxin and vaccine lymph and other 
specific material for protective inoculation and 
diagnosis of treatment, a sum not exceeding forty- 
six thousand dollars . . . . . 46,000 00 

541 For other services, supplies, materials and equip- 

ment necessary for the production of antitoxin 
and other materials as enumerated above, a 
sum not exceeding tliirt^' thousand five hundred 
dollars 30,500 00 



Antitoxin and 

Vaccine 

Laboratories. 



Inspection of Food and Drugs: 

542 For personal services of the director, analysts, in- 
spectors and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-nine thousand five hundred dollars . 

54."i For other services, including traveling expenses, 
supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand seven hundred and ninety 
dollars ........ 

Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Engineer- 
ing Division: 

544 For personal services of the director, engineers, 

clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 
fiftj'-two thousand dollars .... 

545 For other services, including traveling expenses, 

supphes, materials and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding eleven thousand five hundred dollars . 

Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Division 
of Laboratories: 

546 For personal services of laboratory director, chem- 

ists, clerks and other assistants, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-three thousand four hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

547 For other services, including traveling expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-seven hundred dollars 

Total 

Division of Tuberculosis: 

548 For personal services of the director, stenographers, 

clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-six thousand five hundred dollars 

549 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing the annual report, traveling expenses and 
office supphes and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing fourteen thousand dollars .... 

550 To cover the paj'ment of certain subsidies for the 

maintenance of hospitals for tubercular patients, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred twenty-five 
thousand dollars ...... 

551 For personal services for certain children's clinics 

for tuberculosis, a sum not exceeding forty-one 
thousand three hundred dollars 



Inspection of 
Food and 



39,500 00 ^'■''^^■ 



10,790 00 



52,000 00 



Water Supply 
and Disposal of 
Sewage, En- 
gineering 
Division. 



11,500 00 



Water Supply 
and Disposal of 
•Sewage, Divi- 
sion of Labora- 

33,400 00 lories. 



7,700 00 
$473,085 00 



Division of 
Tuberculosis. 



$36,500 00 



14,000 00 



225,000 00 



41,300 00 



96 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Division of 
Tuberculosis. 



Lakeville state 553 
sanatorium. 



554 



North Reading 555 
state 

sanatorium. __^ 

556 



Rutland state 557 
sanatorium. 



558 



Westfield state 559 
sanatorium. 



500 
561 
562 

503 



Item 

552 For other service.s for certain children's clinics for 
tuberculosis, a sum not exceeding thirty-three 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 



Total 

For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the sanatoria, as follows: 

Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred eighty-four thousand four hundred 
and twenty-five dollars ..... 

For certain alterations in reconditioning men's 
building at the Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum 
not exceeding forty thousand dollars . 

North Reading state sanatorium, a sum not exceed- 
ing one hundred sixty-one thousand dollars . 

For the construction of a school and employees' 
building at the North Reading state sanatorium, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thirty-six 
thousand dollars . . . . •. 

Rutland state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred ninety-one thousand seven hundred and 
ten dollars ....... 

For the installation of an additional refrigeration 
machine at the Rutland state sanatorium, a sum 
not exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars . 

Westfield state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred thirty-two thousand six hundred and 
fifty dollars ....... 

For the construction of a carpenter shop and storage 
building at the Westfield state sanatorium, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . 

For the construction of a fireproof record and x-ray 
room at the Westfield state sanatorium, a sum 
not exceeding eighteen hundred dollars 

For the installation of new boilers for the power 
plant and the expense of auxiliary boilers for 
temporary use at the Westfield state sanatorium, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand eight 
hundred and twenty dollars .... 

(This item combined with item 562.) 

Total 



$33,500 00 
$350,300 00 



$184,425 00 

40,000 00 
161,000 00 

136,000 00 

291,710 00 

8,500 00 

232,650 00 

2,500 00 

1,800 00 

36,820 00 
$1,095,405 00 



Service of the Depaiiment of Public Safely. 

Administration : 
Department of 504 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
Public Safety. ceeding six thousand dollars .... $6,000 DO 

565 For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a 

sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand eight 

hundred dollars . . . . . . 35,800 00 

566 For contingent expenses, including printing the an- 

nual report, rent of district offices, supplies and 
equipment, and all other things necessary for the 
investigation of fires and moving picture licenses, 
as required by law, and for expenses of adminis- 
tering the law regulating the sale and resale of 
tickets to theatres and other places of public 
amusement by the department of public safety, 
a sum not exceeding forty-three thousand five 
hundred doUars 43,500 00 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 79. 



97 



Item 

Division of State Police: 

567 For tlie salaries of detectives, a sum not exceeding Division of 

forty-five thousand nine hundred and ninety state police, 

dollars $45,990 00 

5CS For travehng expenses of detectives, a sum not 
exceeding seventeen thousand three hundred dol- 
lars ........ 17,300 00 

569 For maintenance and operation of the police steamer, 
a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand seven 
hundred dollars 14,700 00 

569 J For extraordinary expen.ses in repairmg damages 

to the police steamer in ice breaking, and in 
chartering a boat in its place during the periods 
when it is laid up for repairs, a sum not exceed- 
ing eight thousand dollars .... 8,000 00 

570 For personal services, rent, supplies and equipment 

necessary in the enforcement of statutes relative 
to explosives and inflammable fluids and com- 
pounds, a sum not exceeding sixty-six hundred 
and twenty-five dollars ..... 6,625 00 

571 For personal services of other police and employees, 

appointed under chapter four hundred and sixty- 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one and amendments thereof, a sum not exceed- 
ing two hundred thousand dollars . . . 200,000 00 

572 P'or other services and expenses of other police, ap- 

pointed under chapter four hundred and sixty-one 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one 
and amendments thereof, a suna not exceeding 
one hundred eight3'-five thousand dollars . . 185,000 00 



Division of Inspections: 

573 For the salary of the chief of inspections, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars 

574 For the salaries of officers for the building inspec- 

tion service, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thou- 
sand two hundred and fifty dollars 

575 For traveling expenses of officers for the building 

inspection service, a sum not exceeding fourteen 
thousand seven hundred dollars 

576 For the salaries of officers for the boiler inspection 

service, a sum not exceeding sixty-four thousand 
nine hundred and twenty dollars 

577 For traveling expenses of officers for the boiler in- 

spection service, a sum not exceeding nineteen 
thousand five (hundred dollars .... 

578 For services, supplies and equipment necessary for 

investigations and inspections by the division, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 



Division of 
3.800 00 Inspections. 



52,250 00 
14,700 00 
64,920 00 
19,500 00 
1,000 00 



Board of Elevator Regulations: 

579 For compensation of the members of the board of 

elevator regulations, a sum not exceeding four 
hundred and twenty dollars .... 

580 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred dollars . . . . ... 



Board of 
Elevator . 
420 00 Resulatione. 

100 00 



Board of Boiler Rules: 
581 For personal services of members of the board, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 



Board of 
1.000 00 ^o"®' ^"'^8. 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Board of 
Boiler Rulea. 



Item 

582 



For services other than personal and the necessary 
travehng expenses of the board, office supphes 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars ....... 



$500 00 



Total 



$721,105 00 



Fire Prevention 

District 

Service. 



State Fire 
Marshal. 



Fire Prevention District Service (the maintenance 
of this service, as provided in items 583, 584 
and 585, is to be assessed upon certain cities 
and towns making up the fire prevention dis- 
trict, as provided by law) : 
583 For the salary of the state fire marshal, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars . . $3,800 00 

583 5 For personal service of fire inspectors, a sum not 

exceeding thirty thousand and twenty dollars . 30,020 00 

584 For other personal services, a sum not exceeding 

sixteen thousand eight hundred and seventy 

dollars . . . . . . . . 16,870 00 

5845 For traveling expenses of fire inspectors, a sum not 

exceeding ten thousand seven hundred dollars . 10,700 00 

585 For other services, office rent and necessary office 

supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 

forty-nine hundred dollars .... 4,900 00 



Total 



$66,290 00 



State Boxing 
Commission. 



State Boxing Commission: 

586 For compensation and clerical assistance for the 

state boxing commission, a sum not exceeding 

eleven thousand seven hundred dollars . . $11,700 00 

587 For other expenses of the commission, a sum not 

exceeding ten thousand dollars .... 10,000 00 



Total 



$21,700 00 



Department of 588 
Public Works. 



689 



590 



Sermce of the Deparitnent of Public Works. 

The appropriations made in the following three 
items are to be paid two thirds from the High- 
way Fund and one third from the Port of Bos- 
ton Receipts: 
For the salaries of the commissioner and the four 
associate commissioners, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-one thousand five hundred dollars 
For personal services of clerks and assistants to the 
commissioner, a sum not exceeding fourteen 
thousand three hundred dollars 
For travehng expenses of the commissioner, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand dollars . 



531,500 00 

14,300 00 
2,000 00 



Total 



$47,800 00 



Division of 
Highways. 



Division of Highways (the following appropri- 
ations for the operation and maintenance of 
this division, except as otherwise provided, are 
made from tne Highway Fund) : 
591 For the personal services of the chief engineer, en- 
gineers and office assistants, including certain 
clerks and stenographers, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-six thousand six hundred dollars 



$66,600 00 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 99 

Ttpm 

592 For traveling expenses of the associate commis- Division of 

sioners, when travehng in the discharge of their Highways. 

official duties, a sum not exceeding twentj'-five 

hundred dollars $2,500 00 

593 For services other than personal, including printing 

pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . . 13,000 00 

594 For the care, repair and storage, replacement and 

purchase of road-building machinery and tools, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred eighty-five 
thousand dollars 185,000 00 

595 For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths 

on state highways, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand dollars 12,000 00 

596 For the construction and repair of town and county 

waj's, a sum not exceeding one million six hun- 
dred thousand dollars 1,600,000 00 

597 For aiding towms in the repair and improvement of 

public ways, a sum not exceeding six hundred 

fifty thousand dollars . . , . . 650,000 00 

598 For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 

including care of snow on highways, expenses of 
traffic signs and lights, and payment of damages 
caused by defects in state highways with the 
approval of the attorney general, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five million seven hundred seventy 
thousand dollars 5,770,000 00 

599 For the maintenance and operation of the Newbury- 

port bridge and the Brightman street bridge in 
Fall River and Somerset, in accordance with the 
provisions of existing laws, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-two thousand five hundred dollars . . 52,500 00 

600 For the purpose of enabling the department of pub- 

lic works to secure federal aid for the construction 
of highways, a sum not exceeding one million five 
hundred thousand dollars in addition to any 
other funds which the department has available 
for the purpose 1,500,000 00 

601 For administering the law relative to advertising 

signs near highways, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand dollars, to be paid from the general 

fund 12,000 00 

601 i For a deficit on account of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three and nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, incurred for personal services, the sum of 
thirty-three hundred twenty dollars and fifty- 
seven cents ....... 3,320 57 



Total $9,866,920 57 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

602 For personal services, a sum not exceeding five hun- Reeistration of 

dred ninety thousand dollars .... $590,000 00 ^^^^o^or Vehicles. 

603 For services other than personal, including traveling 

expenses, purchase of necessary supplies, equip- 
ment including telephone installation, and ma- 
terials, including cartage and storage of the same, 
and for work incidental to the registration and 
licensing of owners and operators of motor ve- 
hicles, a sum not exceeding four hundred forty- 
five thousand dollars 445,000 00 



Total $1,035,000 00 



100 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Item 



Division of 
Highways. 
Southern traflfic 
artery, so- 
called. 



604 



Special : 
For the first instalment on the part of the common- 
wealth for the construction of the southern 
traffic artery, so-called, as authorized by chapter 
three hundred and thirty of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-five, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred sixty-five thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the Highway Fund .... 



$265,000 00 



Division of QQS 

Waterways and 
Public Lands. 

606 



607 



608 



609 



610 



611 



612 



Division of Waterways and Pul)lic Lands: 

For personal services of the chief engineer and 
assistants, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand 
dollars . 50,000 00 

For necessary traveling expenses of the associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars 1,000 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and for 
necessary office and engineering supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars 5,000 00 

For the care and maintenance of the province lands 
and of the lands acquired and structures erected 
by the Provincetown tercentenary commission, a 
sum not exceeding five thousand dollars . . 5,000 00 

For the maintenance of structures, and for repair- 
ing damages along the coast line or river banks 
of the commonwealth, and for the removal of 
wrecks and other obstructions from tidewaters 
and great ponds, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five thousand dollars . . . . 25,000 00 

For the improvement, development and protection 
of rivers and harbors, tidewaters and foreshores 
within the commonwealth, as authorized by sec- 
tion eleven of chapter ninety-one of the General 
Laws, and of great ponds, a sum not exceeding 
sixty thousand dollars, and any unexpended bal- 
ance of the appropriation remaining at the end 
of the current fiscal year may be expended in the 
succeeding fiscal year for the same purposes, pro- 
vided, however, that all expenditures made for 
the protection of shores shall be upon condition 
that at least fifty per cent of the cost is covered 
by contribijtions from municipalities or other 
organizations and individuals, and that in the 
case of dredging channels for harbor improve- 
ments at least twenty-five per cent of the cost 
shall be covered by contributions from mu- 
nicipalities or other organizations and indi- 
viduals . 60,000 00 

For re-establishing and permanently marking cer- 
tain triangulation points and sections, as required 
by order of the land court in accordance with 
section thirty-three of chapter ninety-one of the 
General Laws, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . . 1,000 00 

For the supervision and operation of commonwealth 
pier five, including the salaries or other compen- 
sation of employees, and for the repair and re- 
placement of equipment and other property, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred five thousand 
dollars, to be paid from the port of Boston re- 
ceipts 105,000 00 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



101 



Item 

613 

614 

615 

616 
617 

618 



For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a 
aum not exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be 
paid frona the port of Boston receipts 

For the maintenance and improvement of common- 
wealth property under the control of the division, 
a sum not exceeding ninety-five thousand dollars, 
to be paid from the port of Boston receipts . 

For the operation and maintenance of the New Bed- 
ford state pier, a sum not exceeding seventy-five 
hundred dollars ...... 

For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand dollars . 

For expenses authorized by chapter four hundred 
and fifty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three, relative to access to great 
ponds, a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars . 

For continuing the work in gauging the flow of 
water in the streams of the commonwealth, a sum 
not exceeding four thousand dollars . 

Total 



$S,000 00 

95,000 00 

7,500 00 
2,000 00 

100 00 

4,000 00 
$368,600 00 



Division of 
Waterways and 
Public Lands. 



Specials: 

619 For the construction of streets, railroads and piers, 

and for the development of land, at South Boston 
and East Boston, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred thousand dollars, to be paid from the port 
of Boston receipts ...... 

620 For dredging channels and filling marshes, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to be paid 
from the port of Boston receipts, and to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose ....... 

621 For improvements at Hayward's Creek, the sum 

of eight hundred eighty-five dollars and three 
cents, to be paid from the port of Boston re- 
ceipts ........ 

622 For the maintenance and repair of certain property 

in the town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding 
nine thousand dollars ..... 

Total ........ 



Division of 
Waterways and 
Public Lands. 
Specials. 



$100,000 00 



25,000 00 



885 03 



9,000 00 
$134,885 03 



Service of the Department of Public Utilities. 

623 For personal services of the commissioners, a sum 

not exceeding thirty-six thousand dollars, of 
which sum one half shall be assessed upon the 
gas and electric light companies in accordance with 
existing provisions of law .... $36,000 00 

624 For personal services of secretaries, employees of 

the accounting department, engineering depart- 
ment and rate and tariff department, a sum not 
exceeding twentj'-nine thousand one hundred 
and fifty dollars, of which sum eighty-three hun- 
dred dollars shall be assessed upon the gas and 
electric light companies in accordance with 
existing provisions of law . . . . 29,150 00 

625 For personal services of the inspection department, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand nine 

hundred and thirty dollars .... 36,930 00 



Department of 

Public 

Utilities. 



102 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Department of 

Public 

Utilities. 



Item 

626 For personal services of clerks, messengers and 

office assistants, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand nine hundred dollars, of which sum one half 
shall be assessed upon the gas and electric light 
companies in accordance with existing provisions 
of law $10,900 00 

627 For personal services of the telephone and telegraph 

division, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 

eight hundred dollars . . . . . 12,800 00 

628 For personal services and expenses of legal assist- 

ants and experts, a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars . . . . . . . 2,000 00 

629 For personal services and expenses of special in- 

vestigations, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars . . . . . . . . 10,000 00 

630 For stenographic reports of hearings, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars . . . 3,500 00 

631 For traveling expenses of the commissioners and 

employees, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 

dollars 7,000 00 

632 For services other than personal, printing the 

annual report, office supplies and equipment, a 

sum not exceeding six thousand dollars . . 6,000 00 

633 For stenographic reports of evidence at inquests 

held in cases of death by accident on or about 
railroads, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hun- 
dred dollars 2,500 00 

Total $156,780 00 



Items to be as- gg^ 
sessed upon gas 
and electric 
light com- 
panies. 

635 



636 



637 



638 



The following items are to be assessed upon the 
gas and electric light companies: 

For personal services of the inspector of gas and 
gas meters, assistant inspectors and deputy in- 
spectors of meters, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
one thousand dollars . . .-.•.• $21,000 00 

For expenses of inspectors and deputies, including 
office rent, traveling and other necessary ex- 
penses of inspection, a sum not exceeding eight 
thousand dollars . . . . . . 8,000 00 

For services and expenses of expert assistants, as 
authorized by law, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars . 5,000 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, for 
rent of offices and for necessary office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding eleven 
thousand dollars . . . . . . 11,000 00 

For the examination and tests of electric meters, 

a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars . . 600 00 

Total $45,600 00 



Smoke Abate- 539 
ment. 



Smoke Abatement: 
For services and expenses in connection with the 
abatement of smoke in Boston and vicinity, under 
the direction and with the approval of the de- 
partment of public utilities, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-three hundred dollars, the same to be 
assessed upon the cities and town of the district 
set forth in section one of chapter six hundred 
and fifty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and ten ........ 



$8,300 00 



Acts, 1920. — Chap. 79. 



103 



Item 



G40 



641 



642 



Sale of Securitiss: 

For personal services in administering tlie law 
relative to the sale of securities, a sum ni)t ex- 
ceeding twenty-five thousand seven hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

For expenses other than personal in administering 
the law relative to the sale of securities, a sum 
not exceeding sixty-eight hundred dollars . 

Total 



Miscellaneous. 

For the maintenance of Bunker Hill monument and 
the property adjacent, to be expended by the 
metropolitan district commission, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand five hundred dollars 





Sale of 
Securities. 


$25,700 00 




6,800 00 




$32,500 00 




$10,500 00 


Bunker Hill 
moiiuiiient, 
etc., maiu- 
teuauce. 



The following items are to be paid from the 
Highway Fund: 

643 For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with 

the approval of the metropolitan district com- 
mission, a sum not exceeding two hundred twenty- 
one thousand five hundred dollars, representing 
the state's portion or one half of the estimated 
cost of maintenance ..... 

644 For resurfacing of boulevards and parkwaj'^s, with 

the approval of the metropolitan district com- 
mission, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand 
dollars, representing the state's portion or one half 
of the estimated cost of resurfacing . 

645 For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, 

with the approval of the metropolitan district 
commission, for the installation of a certain elec- 
tric lighting system, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five thousand dollars, representing the state's 
portion or one half of the estimated cost 

646 For the construction of new roadway along Quincy 

Shore, with the approval of the metropolitan 
district commission, a sum not exceeding seventy 
thousand dollars, representing the state's portion 
or one half of the estimated cost 

647 For the second instalment on the part of the com- 

monwealth for the construction of the northern 
traflSc artery, so-called, as authorized by chapter 
four hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-four, a sum not exceed- 
ing three hundred thousand dollars . 

648 For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the 

approval of the metropolitan district commission, 
a sum not exceeding seventy-seven hundred and 
fifty dollars ....... 

649 For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, 

with the approval of the metropolitan district 
commission, to provide for the payment of cer- 
tain deficiencies incurred on account of the con- 
struction of the Neponset bridge, so-called, the 
sum of thirty-four hundred thirty-seven dollars 
and forty-one cents, representing the state's 
portion or one quarter of the total deficiencies 

Total 



Boulevards and 
parkways. 



221,500 00 



50,000 00 



25,000 00 



New roadway 
along Quincy 
Shore. 



ro,ooo 00 



Northern traffic 
artery, so-called. 



300,000 00 



Wellington 
bridge. 



7,750 00 



Boulevards and 
parkways. 



3,437 41 
,187 41 



104 



Acts, 1926. — Hhap. 79. 



Item 



Deficienciea. 



Deficiencies. 

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of pre- 
vious years, in certain items, as follows: 



Judicial De- 
partment. Pro- 
bate and Insol- 
vency Courts. 



District Attor- 
ney a. 



Judicial Deparlmenl. 

Probate and Insolvency Courts: 
For the compensation oi' judges of probate when 
acting outside of their own county for other 
judges of probate, the sum of five hundred and 
fifty dollars $550 00 

District Attorneys: 
For traveling expenses necessarily incurred by 
the district attorneys, except in the Suffolk 
district, the sum of fourteen hundred ninety- 
eight dollars and sixty-five cents . . . 1,498 65 



Department of 
Education. 



Deparbnent of Education. 

For the reimV>ursement of certain towns for the 
payment of tuition of pupils attending high 
schools outside the towns in which thej' reside, 
as provided by law, the sum of seventy-one 
hundred nine dollars and three cents . . . 7,109 03 

For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 
transportation of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as pro- 
vided by law, the sum of thirteen thousand 
two hundred five dollars and fourteen cents . 13,205 14 



English-Speak- 
ing Classes for 
Adults. 



English-Speaking Classes for Adults: 
For reimbursement of certain cities and towns, the 
sum of forty-four hundred ten dollars and forty 
cents ........ 



4,410 40 



Department of 
Industrial Ac- 
cidents. 



Department of Indudrial Accidents. 

For traveling expenses, the sum of seventy-three 
dollars and seventy-six cents .... 



73 76 



Department of 
Conservation. 



Department of Conservation. 

Damages by wild deer and wild moose: 
For the payment of damages caused by wild deer 
and wild moose, for the present year and previous 
years, as provided by law, the sum of thirty-four 
hundred ninety-three dollars and ten cents 



3,493 10 



Department of 
Public Works. 



Department of Public Works. 

For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 
including care of snow on highways, expenses of 
traffic signs and lights, and payment of damages 
caused by defects in state highways with the 
approval of the attorney general, the sura of one 
hundred seventy-eight dollars and ninety-six 
cents ........ 



178 96 



Total 



$30,519 04 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



105 



Item 



650 
651 

652 
653 

654 

655 

656 
657 

658 
659 
659^ 



For the settlcmont of a claim arising from tho taking 
of certain wlmrf property at Plymouth by the 
Pilgrim tercentenary commission, with the ap- 
proval of the attorney general, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ninety-four thousand six hundred and 
twenty-five dollars, of which sum ninety-three 
himdred seventy-four dollars and twenty-two 
cents shall he taken from an accoimt known 
as the Income Pilgrim Coin Fund and the re- 
mainder from the General Fund . . . $91,625 00 

The unexpended balance of the aiii)ropriation 
made in item four hundred and sixty-three of 
chapter one hundred and twenty-six of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, for 
expenses to procure additional water supply for 
the Gardner state colon}^ is hereby rcappropri- 
ated. 

MclropolUan District Covnnissioyi. 

The following items are to be assessed upon the 
several districts in accordance with the methods 
fixed by law, and to be expended imder the di- 
rection and with the approval of the metro- 
politan district commission: 

For maintenance of the Charles river basin, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars 

For maintenance of park reservations, a sum not 
exceeding seven hundred seventj'-nine thousand 
five hundred ninetj-four dollars and sixty-three 
cents . . . . 

For the expense of holding band concerts, a sum 
not exceeding twenty thousand dollars 

For shore protection, filling and improving Quincy 
Shore reservation, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred forty thousand dollars . . . . 140,000 00 

For the replacement of a line of water pipe at Re- 
vere beach reservation, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five hundred dollars .... 7,500 00 

For services and expenses of the division of metro- 
politan planning, as authorized by chapter three 
hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars . . . . . 30,000 00 

For maintenance of the Nantasket beach reservation, 
a sum not exceeding eighty-two thousand five 
hundred dollars 82,500 00 

For maintenance of the Wellington bridge, a sum 
not exceeding twelve thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to the amount appropriated in 
item six hundred and forty-eight . . . 12,000 00 

For repaving Wellington bridge, a sum not exceeding 
eleven thousand two hundred and fifty dollars, 
the same to be in addition to the amount appropri- 
ated in items six hundred and forty-eight and six 
hundred and fifty-seven ..... 11,250 00 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred twenty-one 
thousand five hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to the amount appropriated in item six 
hundred and forty-three 221,500 00 

For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, the same to 
be in addition to the amount appropriated in 
item six hundred and forty-four . . . 50,000 00 



Settlement nf 
claim for takini? 
of certain prop- 
erty by Pilgrim 
tercentenary 
commission. 



Gardner state 
colony water 
supply, re- 
appropriation. 



Metropolitan 
$200,000 00 District Com- 



779,594 63 
20,000 00 



Division of 

Metropolitan 

Planning. 



Nantasket 
beach reserva- 
tion. 

Wellington 
bridge. 



Boulevards and 
parkways. 



106 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 79. 



Item 

Boulevards and 660 
parkways. 



661 



New roadway gg2 
along Quincy 
Shore. 



North metro- 553 
politan sewer- 
age district. 



South metro- 
pohtan sewer- 
age district. 



664 



Metropolitan 665 
water system. 



666 



For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, to 
provide for the payment of certain deficiencies 
incurred on account of the construction of the 
Neponset bridge, so-called, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand three hundred twelve dollars and 
twenty-two cents, the same to be in addition to 
the amount appropriated in item six hundred 
and fort3'-nine, provided that sixty-eight hundred 
seventy-four dollars and eighty-one cents of this 
sum shall be assessed upon the cities of Boston 
and Quincy and the counties of Norfolk and 
Plymouth in accordance with the percentages 
fixed by section two of chapter two hundred and 
thirty-eight of the General Acts of nineteen hun- 
dred'and nineteen $10,312 22 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, for 
the installation of a certain lighting system, a 
sum not exceeding twentj^-five thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to the amount ap- 
propriated in item six hundred and forty-five . 25,000 00 

For the construction of new roadway along Quincy 
Shore, with the approval of the metropolitan 
district commission, a sum not exceeding seventy 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
the amount appropriated in item six hundred 
and forty-six . . . . . . . 70,000 00 

For the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewage disposal for the north metropolitan 
sewerage district, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred forty-one thousand nine hundred dollars 341,900 00 

For the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewage disposal for the south metropolitan sewer- 
age district, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
eight thousand dollars ..... 208,000 00 

For the maintenance and operation of the metro- 
politan water system, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred two thousand four hundred and forty- 
five dollars, including thirty thousand dollars for 
the Lynn pipe-line . . . . . . 802,445 00 

For expenses of the construction authorized by chap- 
ter three hundred and two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-five, authorizing certain 
expenditures for improvements and develop- 
ment of the metropolitan water system, including 
acquiring of land for the protection of the water 
supply, a sum not exceeding two hundred fifty 
thousand dollars ...... 



Total 

Cxpneral Fund 

Metropolitan District Commission 

Grand Total 



250,000 00 
$3,262,001 85 

$47,464,992 30 
3,262,001 85 

$50,726,994 15 



^ro"a^i"of cover- SEf'TioN 3. No expciulitures in excess of appropriations 
nor and council provided for Under this act shall be incurred by any depart- 
tamex^peiidi-^'^ ment Of institution, except in cases of emergency, and then 
^^^^^- only upon the prior written approval of the governor and 

council. 
"aTtme'nts'^^cfc SECTION 4. Thc budget commissioncr is hereby directed 
to be sent' copy to sBud a copy of the foregoing section to each departmental, 



Acts, 1920. — Chaps. SO, 81, 82. 107 

divisional ami institutional lu'ad immediately following the of foregoing seo- 

f .1 • , lion, Btc. 

passage of this act. 

Section 5. Tiiis act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March S, 192G. 



ST THE TOWN OF CliaV. 80 
'HASING GAS FOR 



An Act authorizing a referendum in 
wakefield on the question of purc 
its inhabitants. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. If the town of Wakefield so votes at any Referendum in 
annual or special town meeting, there shall be taken at an edcfon ques-'^ 
adjournment of such meeting a vote, by precinct voting, inTg^a f^r uiTn- 
on the following question which shall be printed on the habitauta. 
otficial ballot to be used at said adjournment: — "Shall 
the municipal light board of the town of Wakefield be 
authorized to contract on behalf of the town for the pur- 
chase of gas for the use of its inhabitants?" Any con- Approval of 
tract made in pursuance of authority so granted shall i^g '="" ''^'^ ■ ** *=• 
subject to the approval of the department of public utilities. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 8, 1926. 



An Act authorizing the town of Arlington to revoke CJiav 81 
ITS acceptance of certain provisions of law appli- 
cable TO tenement houses in towns. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. There may be submitted at any town Town of 
meeting in the town of Arlington, called for the purpose, levokt its'"^^ 
the question of the revocation of its acceptance of chapter certTiifpro-°^ 
six hundred and thirty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred visions of law 
and twelve, being an act relative to tenement houses in teMment'' 
towns, and if a majority of the town meeting members of ['own^''* 
said town voting thereon vote in favor of such revocation, 
then the provisions of chapter one hundred and forty-five 
of the General Laws shall not apply in said town, notwith- 
'standing the fact that the warrant for such town meeting 
may have been served before the passage of this act. Noth- Acceptance 
ing herein contained shall prevent said town from again ^fyH^^^tuZ. 
accepting the provisions of said chapter one hundred and 
forty-five after the revocation of its acceptance thereof. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 8, 1926. 



An Act providing for commissioners of trust funds Q}i(iqj go 

IN THE TOWN OF READING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Reading may Commissioners 
appoint three persons who, together with the town treasurer Tn to"wn o^"'*'* 



108 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 83. 



Reading, 
appoiDtrnent, 
powers, etc. 



Certain laws 
to apply. 



Terms of 
office. 



Chairman. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



and the chairman of the board of selectmen ex officils, shall 
act as commissioners of trust funds in said town and shall 
have the management of all trust funds given or bequeathed 
for the benefit of the town or its inhabitants, unless the 
donor in making the gift or bequest shall otherwise pro- 
vide. Sections forty-six and forty-seven of chapter forty- 
one of the General Laws shall apply to said commissioners 
and to the funds and securities of such trust funds and to 
the custody thereof, except that the commissioners shall 
exercise full control as to the investment and reinvestment 
of said funds and securities. 

Section 2. The initial three appointees as said com- 
missioners shall serve for two, four and six years, respectively, 
from the date of the annual meeting of said town next fol- 
lowing their appointment, as the selectmen shall designate, 
and until their successors have qualified. As the term of 
each appointed commissioner expires, Iiis successor shall be 
chosen for a term of six years and until his successor has 
qualified. The selectmen, whenever an appointment is 
made, may designate the chairman of said commissioners, 
and shall have authority to fill all vacancies. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of a majority of the registered voters of said town 
present and voting at an annual or special town meeting. 

Ayijroved March S, 19£(j. 



Chap. 83 An Act authorizing the city of woburn to borrow 

MONEY FOR SEWERAGE PURPOSES. 



City of 
Woburn may 
borrow money 
for sewerage 
purposes. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of sewer construction, the 
city of Woburn may borrow from time to time, within a 
period of five years from the passage of this act, such sums 
as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, three 
hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
Wobwn skewer thcrcfor, which shall bear on their face the words, Woburn 
of 1926. Sewer Loan, Act of 192G. Each authorized issue shall 

constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in 
not more than twenty years from their dates, but no issue 
shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an 
amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue 
is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy 
of the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under 
this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, 
except as provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four 
of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in 
section seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and 
thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 9, 1926. 



Acts, 1920. — Chaps. 84, 85. 109 



An Act authorizing the town of orange to borrow (jJian 84 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a new high Town of 
school building or additions to school buildings where such bc^Tow muLy 
additions increase the floor space, and for the purpose of purpog^' 
originally equipping and furnishing said building or addi- 
tions, the town of Orange may borrow from time to time, 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, forty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words. Orange Orange School 
School Loan, Act of 192G. Each authorized issue shall con- ot'wk. ^ 
stitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not 
more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall 
be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted 
for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year 
when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except 
as provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in section 
seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 9, 1926. 



Chap. 85 



An Act relative to annual payments to the city of 
holyoke by its board of water commissioners. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The board of water commissioners of the Annual pay- 
city of Holyoke is hereby authorized and directed to pay "I'^HoVokTb 
over to the treasurer of said city in each year, on or before its board of 
November first, an amount equal to ten per cent of the total mts^roue™' 
revenue received by said board from water charges and 
water rents during the preceding financial year of said 
board, which amount shall be paid in lieu of taxes and other 
sums required to be paid by said board to said city by any 
prior acts. 

Section 2. Section two of chapter three hundred and I90i,3i9, §2 
nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and one, as amerided 
by section five of chapter three hundred and fifty-nine of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and eight, is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 9, 1920. 



110 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 86, 87, 88. 



City of 
Everett may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Chop. 86 An Act authorizing the city of everett to borrow 

MONEY for school PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing an addition 
to the present junior high school building, including the cost 
of original equipment and furnishings for such addition where 
it increases the floor space of such building or for the recon- 
struction and remodelling of said junior high school building, 
the city of Everett may from time to time, within five years 
from the passage of this act, borrow such sums as may be 
necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Everett School 
Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue shall constitute 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more 
than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be 
authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted 
for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the 
year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this 
act shall, except as provided herein, be subject to chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso 
inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter three 
hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 9, 1920. 



Everett School 
Loan, Act 
of 1926 



Chap, 



1867. 200, 
repealed. 

When part 
act to take 
effect. 



87 An Act repealing the act incorporating the pasque 
island corporation and regulating the taking of fish 
on and near the shores of said island in the town 

OF GOSNOLD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and sixty-seven is hereby repealed. 
of Section 2. So much of this act as repeals section two 

of said chapter two hundred shall take effect upon its pas- 
sage. Approved March 9, 1926. 



Chap. 88 



G. L. 131, § 46, 
etc., amended. 



An Act extending the close season on hares and 
rabbits in dukes county. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-six of chapter one hundred and thirty-one 
of the General Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred 
and fifty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, by section two of chapter one hundred and seventeen 
and by chapter one hundred and sixty, both of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and by chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 89, 90. ill 

twenty-five, is hereby further amended by inserting after 

the word "Nantucket" in the third and fourth lines the 

words: — or Dukes, — and by inserting after the word 

"inclusive" in the eighth line the words: — , or, in Dukes 

count}', except between November fifteenth and February 

fifteenth, both dates inclusive, — so as to read as follows: — 

Section 4^- No person, except as provided in sections forty- Close season 

six A, forty-nine, fifty-three and eighty-two to eighty-eight, ^UJ'rXbite. 

inclusive, shall, in any count}^ other than Nantucket or 

Dukes county, hunt, take, kill or have in possession a hare 

or rabbit except between October twentieth and February 

fifteenth, both dates inclusive, or, in Nantucket county, in Nantucket 

except between October twentieth and the last day of Feb- ''°""*-^- 

ruary, both dates inclusive, or, in Dukes count}', except ^n Dukes 

betAvcen November fifteenth and February fifteenth, both *'""" ^' 

dates inclusive, or during the open season take or kill more Restrictions as 

than two northern varying hares, otherwise known as dliring open*' ' 

Canada hares, snow-shoe rabbits or white rabbits, or more reason, etc. 

than five rabbits in any one day, or have in possession more 

than two of the said hares or five rabbits taken or killed in 

any one day; nor shall any person at any time buy, sell, 

offer for sale or have in possession for the purpose of sale 

a hare or rabbit taken or killed in this commonwealth, but 

during the open season in this commonwealth hares or 

rabbits lawfully taken without the commonwealth may be 

sold; provided, that the sale thereof is lawful in the state Proviso. 

or countrv in which they were taken. This section shall not Not applicable 

1 't-1 1*1 i> ■!-» 1 1 • 1 • 1 *-" European 

applv to ±!>uropean hares in the county oi lierkshire which hares in Berk- 
may' be taken or killed at any time. shire county. 

Approved March 9, 1926. 



An Act relative to recovery of costs of premiums Char). 89 

FOR bonds to dissolve ATTACHMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and twenty-two of chapter two g. l 223, j 122. 
hundred and twenty-three of the General Laws is hereby '""e"'^^'^- 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following: — 
and the premium or premiums paid for the bond dissolving 
such attachment, if it be a surety company bond, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 122. If the attachment is Defendants 
dissolved and the defendant prevails, his costs shall include dissolution of 
the fees of the magistrate and the premium or premiums attachments. 
paid for the bond dissolving such attachment, if it be a surety 
company bond. Approved March 9, 1926. 

An Act relative to notice in certain land court pro- (JJi^jj 99 

ceedings. * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section ninety-seven of chapter one hundred ^' ^d'd' ^ ^^' 
and eighty-five of the General Laws is hereby amended by 



Hi 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 90. 



Transfer of 
registered land 
by descent 
or devise. 



Entry of new 
certificate, 
application, 
notice, hear- 
ing, etc. 



New certificate, 
contents, etc. 



Cancellation 
of certain 
memorandum 
on certificate. 



Notice and 
hearing. 
Liability of 
heirs, etc. 



G. L. 18.5, § 111, 
amended. 



Loss or 
destruction of 
duplicate cer- 
tificates of 
title to 
registered land. 



Issue of new 
duplicate cer- 
tificates, after 
notice and 
hearing. 



striking out, in the nineteenth line, the word "notice" and 
inserting in place thereof the words: — such notice, if any, 
as it may order, — so as to read as follows: — Section 97. 
Upon the death of a registered owner, his heirs at law or 
devisees, after twenty days from the granting of letters 
testamentary or of administration, or in case of an appeal, 
at any time after the entry of a final decree, may file a 
certified copy of the final decree of the probate court and 
of the will, if any, with the assistant recorder, and make 
application for the entry of a new certificate. The court 
shall issue notice to the executor or administrator and to 
all other persons in interest, and may also give notice by 
publication in such newspaper or newspapers as it may con- 
sider proper, to all whom it may concern, and, after a hear- 
ing, may direct the entry of a new certificate or certificates 
to the persons entitled as heirs or devisees. Any new 
certificate so entered before the final settlement of the 
estate of the deceased owner in the probate court shall state 
expressly that it is entered by transfer from the last cer- 
tificate by descent or devise, and that the estate is in process 
of settlement. After the final settlement of the estate, or 
after the time allowed for bringing an action against an 
executor or administrator by creditors of the deceased, the 
heirs at law or devisees may petition the court for an order 
to cancel the memorandum upon their certificate, stating 
that the estate is in course of settlement, and the court, 
after such notice, if any, as it may order and a hearing, 
may grant the petition; but the liability of heirs or devisees 
of registered land for claims against the estate of the de- 
ceased shall not in any way be diminished or changed. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and eleven of said 
chapter one hundred and eighty-five is hereby amended by 
striking out, in the seventh line, the word "notice" and in- 
serting in place thereof the words: — such notice, if any, as 
it may order, — so as to read as follows: ■ — Section 111. If 
a duplicate certificate is lost or destroyed, or cannot be 
produced by a grantee, heir, devisee, assignee or other per- 
son applying for the entry of a new certificate to him or for 
the registration of any instrument, a suggestion of the fact 
of such loss or destruction may be filed by the registered 
owner or other person in interest and registered. The 
court may thereupon, upon the petition of the registered 
owner or other person in interest, after such notice, if any, 
as it may order and a hearing, direct the issue of a new 
duplicate certificate, which shall contain a memorandum 
of the fact that it is issued in place of a lost duplicate cer- 
tificate, but shall in all respects be entitled to like faith and 
credit as the original duplicate, and shall thereafter be 
regarded as the original duplicate for all the purposes of this 
chapter. Approved March 9, 1926. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 91, 92, 93. 113 



An Act placing the inspector of buildings of the city ('JiQjf 91 

OF CHICOPEE UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-f)iic of the insncrfomf 
General Laws, and the rules and regulations made thereunder, ch\ropel°^ 
shall apply to the office of inspector of buildings of the city p.'aced under 

» y^i . pivil service 

of Lhicopee. laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the board of aldermen of said city, subject to the aiXrmen etc 
provisions of its charter; pn)vided, that such acceptance Proviso. 
occurs during the current year. Approved March 9, 1926. 

An Act relative to the powers of certain licensing fit qo 

BOARDS. ^iiaj). yz 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in part Emergency 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an p''^^'" ®- 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation 
of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and forty of the Gen- g. l. t40, § i, 
eral Laws is hereby amended by striking out section one and amended. 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 1. "Li- "Licensing 

,1 •,• )j 1 • ,1 • 1 , 1 authorities", 

censing authorities , as used in this chapter, unless a con- definition. 
trary meaning is required by the context, shall mean the 
boards in Boston and other cities which by special statutes 
or city charters have the power to issue licenses for inn- 
holders or common victuallers, licensing boards appointed 
under section four of chapter one hundred and thirty-eight 
in cities which at the municipal election next preceding the 
first day of January, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, 
voted to authorize the granting of licenses for the sale of 
certain non-intoxicating beverages and also in cities wherein 
by special statutes said boards are vested with all the powers 
and duties exercised by licensing boards in cities that vote 
to grant such licenses, the aldermen in all other cities and 
the selectmen in towns. 

Section 2. All licenses heretofore issued by a licensing Licenses issued 
board appointed under section four of said chapter one hun- uoenling"* 
dred and thirty-eight, if and in so far as such licenses might ^^tg^^^tc^*' 
be invalid by reason of the provisions of section one of said 
chapter one hundred and forty as in force immediately prior 
to the effective date hereof, are hereby validated and con- 
firmed. Approved March 10, 1926. 

An Act relative to the exchange, alteration or con- Chap. 93 
version of policies of life or endowment insur- 
ance. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause Emergency 
great inconvenience in the administration of the laws relative p'^^™ 



114 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 93. 



to life insurance, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 



G. L. 17,5, § 139, 
amended. 



Exchange, 
alteration or 
conversion of 
policies of life 
or endowment 
insurance. 



Proviso. 



Construction 
of certain 
statutes, etc. 



G. L. 17.5. § 184, 
amended. 



Application of 
certain pro- 
visions of law 
relating to 
rebates, etc., 
on insurance 
policies, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
one hundred and thirty-nine and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 139. Any life company may, at 
the request of the policy holder, exchange, alter or convert 
any policy of life or endowment insurance issued by it for 
or into any policj^ conforming (a) with the laws in force 
when said first mentioned policy was issued, if the rewritten 
policy bear the date thereof, or {h) with the laws in force 
when said exchange, alteration or conversion is effected, if 
the rewritten policy bear a then current date; provided, 
however, that if such rewritten policy bears the date of 
said original policy, the amount of insurance under said 
rewritten policy shall not exceed the amount of insurance 
under said original policy or the amount of insurance which 
the premium paid for the original policy would have pur- 
chased if the rewritten policy had been originally applied 
for, whichever is the greater. Nothing in section one 
hundred and twenty shall be construed to prohibit the 
exchange, alteration or conversion of policies of life or en- 
dowment insurance under this section, and sections one 
hundred and twenty-three and one hundred and thirty shall 
not apply to the issue of any policy rewritten under au- 
thority of this section. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and eighty-four of said 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five is hereby amended by 
striking out all after the word "loss" in the nineteenth line 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — , or (3) the 
payment or allowance to the insured of a return premium 
upon the cancellation or surrender of a policy, or of a cash 
surrender or other value upon the lapse or surrender of a 
policy of life or endowment insurance or upon the exchange, 
alteration or conversion of any such policy under section 
one hundred and thirty-nine, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 184- The two preceding sections shall apply to all 
kinds of insurance, including contracts of corporate surety- 
ship, except those specified in the second Clause of section 
forty-seven, as to which they shall apply only to insurance 
against loss or damage to motor vehicles, their fittings and 
contents and against loss or damage caused by teams, auto- 
mobiles or other vehicles, excepting rolling stock of railways, 
as provided in said second clause. The said sections shall 
not prohibit any company from paying a commission to 
another company or to any person who is duly licensed as 
an insurance agent of such company or as an insurance 
broker and who holds himself out and carries on business 
in good faith as such, or prohibit any such person or any 



Acts, 1920. — Chap. 94. ' 115 

ronipany from receiving a commission in respect to any 
policy under which he or it is insured, or in respect to any 
annuity or pure endowment contract heUi by him; nor shall 
said sections apply to (1) a distribution, without special 
favor or advantage, by mutual companies to policy holders 
of savings, earnings or surplus without specification thereof 
in the policy, or (2) the furnishing to the insured of informa- 
tion or advice by any company, officer, agent or broker with 
regard to any risk for the purpose of reducing the liability 
of loss, or (3) the payment or allowance to the insured of a 
return premium upon the cancellation or surrender of a 
policy, or of a cash surrender or other value upon the lapse 
or surrender of a policy of life or endow^ment insurance or 
upon the exchange, alteration or conversion of any such 
policy under section one hundred and thirty-nine. 

Approved March 10, 192G. 



An Act making the proceeds of certain loans author- QJiqj) 94 
ized to be issued by the city of boston for the con- 
struction of ferry boats for the east boston ferry 
system available for certain other permanent 
improvements in said system. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and ^^^s, 278 § 1, 

. , 1. 1 i> • 111 1 amended. 

seventy-eight 01 the acts or nmeteen hundred and twenty- 
five is hereby amended by inserting after the word "boats" 
in the third line the words: — and other permanent im- 
provements, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. For City of Boston 
the purpose of improving the ferry system between Boston "loLy^for* 
and East Boston by the construction of two additional ''pproyement 

, , , "^ . , . „ of East Boston 

boats and other permanent improvements, the city ot ferry system. 
Boston may borrow, outside the statutory limit of indebted- 
ness, from time to time within a period of five years from 
the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, eight hundred thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on 
their face the words. East Boston Ferry Loan, Act of 1925. ferry^LoS 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and Act of 1925.' 
such loans shall be paid in not more than ten years from their 
dates, but no loan shall be authorized under this act unless 
a sum equal to not less than ten per cent of the loan so 
authorized is voted for the same purpose to be provided 
from taxes or other sources of revenue. Any such sum to 
be raised by taxation shall be outside the tax limit as fixed 
for said city in the year in which the loan is authorized. 
Except as herein provided, indebtedness incurred under 
this act shall be subject to the law's relative to the incurring 
of debt by said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take efi'ect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1926. 



116 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 95, 90. 



Town of 

Nantucket 
may borrow 
money for 
school purpos 



Nantucket 
School Loan, 
Act of 1926. 



Chap. 95 An Act authorizing the towxN of nantucket to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES, 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for school 
purposes and constructing a school building thereon and 
originally equipping and furnishing the same, the town of 
Nantucket may borrow from time to time, within a period 
of five years from the passage of this act, such sums as may 
be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Nantucket 
►School Loan, Act of 192G. Each authorized issue shall con- 
stitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not 
more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall 
be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted 
for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year 
when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as 
provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in section 
seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1926. 



Chap. 96 ^^ ^^'^ establishing the day for holding the state 

primaries. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation 
of the public convenience. 



G. L. 53, § 28 
amended. 



State primaries, 
when. 

City. 
Town. 

Presidential. 
Special. 



By wards, 
precincts, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section twenty-eight of chapter fifty-three of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the first line, the 
word "eighth" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
seventh, — so as to read as follows: — Section 28. State 
primaries shall be held on the seventh Tuesday preceding 
state elections, city primaries on the third Tuesday preceding 
city elections, town primaries on the second Tuesday pre- 
ceding town elections, and presidential primaries on the last 
Tuesday in April; except that primaries before a special 
election shall be held on the second Tuesday preceding the 
special election. 

Except in Boston, they shall be held wholly or partly by 
wards, precincts or towns, as the aldermen or selectmen may 
designate. Approved March 10, 1926. 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 97. 117 



An Act estaumshinh the office of special judge of CJmi) Q7 

PROBATE FOR DUKES COUNTY, AND PROVIDING FOR THE ' 
COMPENSATION AND TRAVELING EXPENSES OF SUCH JUDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1. Section tliree of chapter two liundred and f! i'-2i7, §3. 
seventeen of the General Laws, as amended by chapter three ' '""^"' ^ 
hundred and seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "Berkshire" in the second hne the word: — , 
Dukes, — so as to read as follows: — Section 3. There shall of^'robiti'^^'^^ 
be a special judge of probate and insolvency in each of the appointme'ut, 
counties of Berkshire, Dukes, Franklin, Hampshire, Hamp- p^"''' '^""''' 
den and Middlesex, who may perform the duties of the 
judge of probate in the county for which he is appointed, in 
cases of vacancy in office, sickness, disability on account of 
interest of such judge, or whenever the judge in a writing 
filed with the register requests the special judge to perform 
his duties; or, in case of the absence of the judge from the 
county, whenever the register, in a writing certifying such 
absence, shall so request. The register shall certify upon 
the records of the court the number of days, the dates upon 
which, and the occasions for which, the duties of the judge 
are performed by the special judge; and when the occasion 
is that of sickness, absence from the county, interest or other 
legal disqualification, or vacancy in office, he shall certify the 
same to the comptroller. 

Section 2. Section forty-one of said chapter two hun- g. l. 217, § 41, 
dred and seventeen is hereby amended by inserting at the '*""'°^*''- 
beginning thereof the following: — Except as hereinafter 
provided, — and by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing: — The special judge of probate and insolvency fur 
Dukes county shall be paid his actual traveling expenses 
necessarily incurred in the performance of his duties, irre- 
spective of the place of holding and attending court, and 
also ten dollars for each day's service. Compensation for 
sitting in the place of the judge of probate for said county 
in excess of thirty days in any one year shall be deducted 
by the comptroller from the salary of the judge, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 41- Except as hereinafter pro- Compensation 
vided, whenever a special judge holds a session of the pro- f^dg^oi 
bate court or court of insolvency, he shall receive from the probate. 
commonwealth the same compensation that a judge of 
probate for another county would be entitled to receive for 
the same service. The special judge of probate and insol- For Dukes 
vency for Dukes county shall be paid his actual traveling *'""" ^' 
expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of his 
duties, irrespective of the place of holding and attending 
court, and also ten dollars for each day's service. Compen- 
sation for sitting in the place of the judge of probate for 



lis 



Acts, 192G. — Chaps. 98, 99. 



said county in excess of thirty clays in any one year shall 

be deducted by the comptroller from the salary of the judge. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1926. 



Chap. 98 An Act authorizing the appointment of a second 

ASSISTANT REGISTER OF DEEDS IN THE COUNTY OF HAMP- 
DEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter thirty-six of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section six and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section G. The registers for 
the southern district of Essex, the county of Hampden, the 
southern district of Middlesex and the Worcester district 
may, with the approval of their respective county commis- 
sioners, appoint and at pleasure remove, a second assistant 
register. Such an assistant shall have all the powers and 
authority vested in an assistant register, and shall receive 
such compensation as may be allowed by the county com- 
missioners. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the county commissioners of tlie county of Hampden; 
provided, that such acceptance occurs during the current 
year. Approved March lU, 1926. 



G.L. 36, §6, 
amended. 

Second assist- 
ant registers of 
deeds in cer- 
tain counties. 



Powers, com- 
pensation, etc. 



Submission to 
Hampden 
county com- 
missioners. 
Proviso. 



Chap. 



99 An Act relative to the time for filing returns to the 
department of public utilities relative to municipal 
lighting plants. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 164, § 63, 
etc., amended. 



Municipal 
lighting plants, 
records, appa- 
ratus, etc. 



Section sixty-three of chapter one hundred and sixty-four 
of the General Laws, as amended by chapter eighty-five 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the twenty-third line, 
the words "the second Wednesday of February" and 
inserting in place thereof the words: — such date as the 
department fixes, — so as to read as follows: — Section 62. 
A town manufacturing or selling gas or electricity for 
lighting shall keep records of its work and doings at its 
manufacturing station, and in respect to its distributing 
plant, as may be required by the department. It 
shall install and maintain apparatus, satisfactory to the 
department, for the measurement and recording of the 
output of gas and electricity, and shall sell the same by 
meter to private consumers when required by the depart- 
ment, and, if required by it, shall measure all gas or elec- 
Books,account3 tricity consumed by the town. The books, accounts and 
returns shall be made and kept in a form prescribed by the 
department, and the accounts shall be closed annually on 
the last day of the fiscal year of such town, and a balance 



and returns. 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 100, 119 

sheet of that date shall be taken therefrom and included 
in the return to the department. The mayor, selectmen or 
municipal light board and manager shall, at any time, on 
request, submit said books and accounts to the inspection 
of the department and furnish any statement or information 
required by it relative to the condition, management and 
operation of said business. The department shall, in its Anmmi rpport 
annual report, describe the operation of the several municipal of puw[c"Ti'u- 
plants with such detail as may be necessary to disclose the ties to descrihe 
financial condition and results of each plant; and shall state 
what toAvns, if an}-, operating a plant have failed to comply 
with this chapter, and what towns, if any, are selling gas or 
electricity with the approval of the department at less than 
cost. The mayor, or selectmen, or municipal light board. Annual return 
if any, shall annually, on or before such date as the depart- of public 
ment fixes, make a return to the department, for the preced- "♦^'•■'^'^S' ®*^<=- 
ing fiscal year, signed and sworn to by the mayor, or by a 
majority of the selectmen or municipal light board, if any, 
and by the manager, stating the financial condition of said 
business, the amount of authorized and existing indebted- 
ness, a statement of income and expenses in such detail as 
the department may require, and a list of its salaried officers 
and the salary paid to each. The mayor, the selectmen or ArWitionai 
the municipal light board may direct any additional returns ''^'^"'^"^• 
to be made at such time and in such detail as he or they 
may order. An}^ officer of a town manufacturing or selling Pen;iitiPB for 
gas or electricity for lighting who, being required by this to^me" Ifnuaf 
section to make an annual return to the department, neglects return, etc. 
to make such annual return shall, for the first fifteen days 
or portion thereof during which such neglect continues, 
forfeit five dollars a day; for the second fifteen days or any 
portion thereof, ten dollars a day; and for each day there- 
after not more than fifteen dollars a day. Any such officer 
who unreasonably refuses or neglects to make such return 
shall, in addition thereto, forfeit not more than five hun- 
dred dollars. If a return is defective or appears to be Defective. 
erroneous, the department shall notify the officer to amend ^^"^ ' '^®'^'^''°^- 
it within fifteen days. Any such officer who neglects to 
amend said return within the time specified, when notified 
to do so, shall forfeit fifteen dollars for each day during 
which such neglect continues. All forfeitures incurred under Forfeitures, 

• • . how r6cov6r6Q< 

this section may be recovered by an information in equity 
brought in the supreme judicial court by the attorney gen- 
eral, at the relation of the department, and when so re- 
covered shall be paid to the commonwealth. 

Approved March 10, 1926. 

An Act relative to the maximum numerical member- (Jhav.\^^^ 

SHIP OF WARD AND TOWN COMMITTEES IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section nine of chapter fifty-two of the General Laws is g.l 52 §9, 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- ^""^° ^ 



120 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 101, 102. 



Number of 
delegates to 
state conven- 
tion and num- 
ber of members 
of ward and 
town com- 
mittees. 



Notice to state 
secretary. 
Maximum 
numerical 
membership of 
committees in 
certain cases. 



ing: — In case a city or town committee fails to fix the num- 
ber of the members of a ward or town committee and to 
give notice thereof as aforesaid to the state secretary, the 
number of members of such a ward or town committee to 
be elected shall not exceed ten, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 9. The state committee shall fix the number of 
delegates to the state convention, not less than one for each 
ward or town. City and town committees shall fix the num- 
ber of members of ward and town committees, not less than 
three for each ward or town. Notice of the number of 
delegates and members of committees to be elected shall be 
given by the state, city or town committee, as the case 
may be, to the state secretary on or before August first. In 
case a city or town committee fails to fix the number of the 
members of a ward or town committee and to give notice 
thereof as aforesaid to the state secretary, the number of 
members of such a ward or town committee to be elected 
shall not exceed ten. Approved March 10, 1926. 



Chap.lOl ^^ Act relative to the making of false statements 

IN AID OF candidates FOR NOMINATION OR ELECTION TO 
PUBLIC OFFICE. 



G. L. 55. 

5 34A, etc. 
amended. 



False state- 
ments in rela- 
tion to 

candidatas for 
public office 
forbidden. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section thirty-four A of chapter fifty-five of the General 
Laws, inserted therein by section one of chapter two hundred 
and sixty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two, is herel)y amended by inserting after the word "tends" 
in the fourth line the words: — to aid or, — ^ so as to read 
as follows: — Section 34^.. No person shall make or publish, 
or cause to be made or published, any false statement in 
relation to any candidate for nomination or election to public 
office, which is designed or tends to aid or to injure or defeat 
such candidate. Approved March 10, 1926. 



Chap.l{)2 ^^ Act permitting the solemnization of marriage in 
SPECIFIC cases by non-resident clergymen specially 

DESIGNATED THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follou's: 

Section thirty-nine of chapter two hundred and seven of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the folloAving: — The governor may also in his 
discretion designate a minister of the gospel or rabbi who 
resides out of the commonwealth to solemnize a specified 
marriage, and the state secretary shall issue to him a cer- 
tificate of such designation. A minister or rabbi so desig- 
nated, after qualifying under said certificate, may solemnize 
said marriage in any place within the commonwealth. 

Approved 31 arch 10, 1926. 



G. L. 207, § 39, 
amended. 

Solemnization 
of marriage by 
non-resident 
clergymen. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 103, 104. 121 



An Act authorizing the LORn's day leagtte of new CJi(ij) \{yi 

ENGLAND TO MAKE CONTRACTS TO PAY ANNUITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Lord's Day League of New England, a corporation i,ord's Day 
established by law in this commonwealth, may, in con- E'^'i",jii''[„^y* 
siiieration of the receipt of funds to be devoted to the pur- contract to 
poses for which it is incorporated, bind itself to pay fixed 
yearly sums in one or more payments each year to such 
person or persons as may be agreed upon, for a term of 
years or for the life of such person or persons. 

Approved March 10, 1926. 



pay annuities. 



C^a?).104 



An Act relative to the payment of expenses of ex- 
amination OF ALLEGED INSANE PERSONS AND OTHER 
mental DEFECTIVES WHERE THERE ARE NO APPLICATIONS 
FOR COMMITMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and twentv-three of the General ^ ^'/-f 5 74, 

T .11 11J .i." • amended. 

Laws is hereby amended by striking out section seventy- 
four and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section Expenses of 
7Jf All necessary expenses attending the apprehension, ex^mlnutfon"' 
examination, trial, commitment or delivery of an alleged ?*'' • °f alleged 

.,.,.,, .11 1. • • insane per- 

insane, epileptic or leeble minded person, dipsomaniac, in- sons, etc. 
ebriate or one addicted to the intemperate use of narcotics 
or stimulants, committed to a state hospital, shall be allowed 
and certified by the judge and presented as often as once a 
year to the county commissioners of the county in which 
such person was committed, who shall examine and audit 
the same. Necessary expenses attending the apprehension, Expenses 
examination or trial of any person sought to be committed where no 
to a state hospital but not so committed, shall be so pre- 
sented, examined and audited if they have been allowed in , 
the discretion of the judge and certified by him. All neces- Expenses where 
sary expenses of examination and delivery of persons men- "^^ coin-''''*"'"^ 
tioned in section eighty-seven, and of examination of an mitment. 
alleged insane, epileptic or feeble minded person, dipso- 
maniac, inebriate or one addicted to the intemperate use of 
narcotics or stimulants in any other case where there is no 
application for commitment, when allowed in the discretion 
of a judge authorized to make commitments of such persons 
if their condition is found to be as alleged and certified by 
him, shall be presented as often as once a year to the county 
commissioners of the county, where the judge certifying the 
expenses was authorized by law to make commitments, 
who shall examine and audit the same. All expenses certi- Expenses, pay- 
fied, examined and audited as provided in this section shall "^^^^''^ 
be paid by the proper county. Such expenses shall be Repayment 
repaid to the county paying them by the county, if any, of to county. 
which the person committed, the person for whose commit- 
ment application was made and refused, the person men- 



122 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 105. 



Expenses of 
returning to 
state hospitals 
persons tem- 
porarily 
absent, etc. 



Expenses, pay- 
ment by 
applicants for 
comnkitment, 
etc., when. 



tioned in .section eighty-seven or the person examined for 
wliose commitment no application was made, as the case 
may be, is an inhabitant; l)ut if the person committed or 
for whose commitment application was made but refused, 
or examined as aforesaid, is an inmate of an institution of 
any department of the commonwealth at the time of his 
commitment or of the denial of the application for commit- 
ment or of his examination as aforesaid, such expenses shall 
be repaid to the county paying them by the county of which 
such inmate was an inhabitant at the time of his admission 
or commitment to such institution, or, if he was not an 
inhabitant of any county, by the county from which he 
was sent to such institution. The necessary expenses of 
returning to a state hospital a person temporarily absent 
therefrom, under section eighty-eight, shall be paid by such 
person or his guardian, relative or friend if of sufficient 
ability, or may be paid by the county where he is found, if 
the condition of the person returned is such that a new 
commitment would be necessary if he were not returned ; such 
expenses shall be certified and audited as in the case of a 
commitment, and shall be repaid as hereinbefore provided 
by the county of the person's residence. If application is 
made for the commitment of a person whose expenses and 
support are not to be paid by the commonwealth, the said 
expenses shall be paid by the applicant or by a person in 
his behalf. Approved March 11, 1926. 



Chap,lQ5 ^^ ^^'^ RELATIVE TO NOMINATIONS FOR MUNICIPAL ELECTIVE 

OFFICES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 



1909, 486, § 53, 
etc., amended. 



Nominations 
for municipal 
elective offices 
in boston. 



Proviso. 



Signatures for 
uominatiou 
for mayor. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fifty-three of chapter four hundred 
and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, 
as amended by section four of chapter seven hundred and 
thirty of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, by 
chapter thirty-seven of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred 
and eighteen, by section sixteen of chapter four hundred 
and seventy-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four and by chapter one hundred and thirty-six 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the sixth and seventh 
lines, the words "twenty-first day" and inserting the words: 
— sixth Tuesday, — so that the first paragraph will read 
as follows : — Section 53. Any registered voter who is 
qualified to vote for a candidate for any municipal elective 
office in such city may be a candidate for nomination thereto, 
and his name as such candidate shall be printed on the 
official ballot to be used at the municipal election; pro- 
vided, that at or before five o'clock p.m. of the sixth Tues- 
day prior to such election nomination papers prepared and 
issued by the election commissioners, signed in person for 
the nomination for mayor by at least three thousand regis- 
tered voters in said city qualified to vote for such candidate 



Acts, 1926.— Chap. 105. 123 

at said election, signed in person for the nomination for ForBchooi 
school committee by at least two thousand registered ''°'"'"'"®«- 
voters in said city qualified to vote for such candidate at 
said election and signed in person for the nomination for For city 
city councillor by at least three hundred registered voters ''°"'"^'"°'"- 
in the ward, for which said nomination is sought, qualified 
to vote for such candidate at said election shall be filed with 
said election commissioners and the signatures on the same 
to the number required to make the nomination subsequently 
certified by the election commissioners as hereinafter pro- 
vided. Said nomination papers shall be in substantially the Formof nomi- 
following form : °a''°" papers. 

Section 2. Section fifty-four of said chapter four hun- ipoo, 486. 5 54. 
dred and eighty-six, as amended by section five of said chap- ^^^ • amended. 
ter seven hundred and thirty, by chapter three hundred and 
forty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twent\'-one and 
by section seventeen of said chapter four hundred and sev- 
enty-nine, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the 
eleventh and twelfth lines, the words "fifth Wednesday" 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — ninth Tuesday, 
— and also by striking out, in the twenty-sixth and twenty- 
seventh lines, the words "or not more than sixty such 
nomination papers for a borough", — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 54. If a candidate nominated as afore- vacancies in 
said dies before the day of election, or withdraws his name 'Jatel^non^' 
from nomination, or is found to be ineligible, the vacancy nated for 
may be filled by a committee of not less than five persons, 
or a majority thereof, if such committee be named, and so 
authorized in the nomination papers. Nomination papers candidates 
shall not include candidates -for more than one office. Every ''"I'tefj t-j 

-^ one office. 

voter may sign as many nommation papers tor each oihce to Number of 
be filled as there are persons to be elected thereto and no p^^pers voters 

■KT • • 1 n 1 • 11 11 1 i< "^^y sign. 

more. JNommation papers snail be issued by the board of issue 
election commissioners on and after but not before the ninth regulated. 
Tuesday preceding the regular municipal election. Such 
papers shall be issued only to candidates who shall file with 
the election commissioners requests therefor in writing, 
containing their names with the first or middle name in full, 
the offices for which they are candidates, and their residences, 
with street and number, if any. Forthwith the election Printing 
commissioners shall print or insert on such nomination papers on"nomrna-' 
the names of the candidates, the offices for which they are tion papers. 
nominated and their residences, with street and number, if 
any. Not more than three hundred such nomination papers Nvimi>cr of 
shall be issued to any candidate for mayor, and not more f^J^^l^^ ^° ^^ 
than two hundred such nomination papers shall be issued limited, etc. 
to any candidate for the school committee and to any 
candidate for the city council there shall be issued not more 
than ten such nomination papers for a ward. No nomi- 
nation papers except those issued in accordance with the 
provisions of this section shall be received or be valid. 

Section 3. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six, as inoo, 486, 5 56. 
amended in section fifty-six by section six of said chapter ^'■'^ • amended. 



nomi- 
for 
elective office. 



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Names of 
candidates 
as pvihlic 
record, etc. 

Certification 
by election 
commissioncrB. 



Withdrawals, 
objections, etc. 



Substitutions 
to fill 
vacancies. 



seven hundred and thirty and by section two of chapter 
two hundred and eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-one, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section fifty-six and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 56. The names of candidates appear- 
ing on nomination papers shall when filed be a matter of 
public record; but the nomination papers shall not be open 
to public inspection until after certification. After such 
nomination papers have been filed, the election coinmis- 
sioners shall certify thereon the number of signatures which 
are the names of registered voters in the city qualified to 
sign the same. They shall not certify a greater number of 
names than are required to make a nomination, with one 
tenth of such number added thereto. All such papers found 
not to contain a number of names so certified equivalent to 
the number required to make a nomination shall be invalid. 
The election commissioners shall complete such certification 
on or before five o'clock p.m. on the twentieth day preceding 
the city election. Such certification shall not preclude any 
voter from filing objections as to the validity of the nomi- 
nation. All withdrawals and objections to such nominations 
shall be filed with the election commissioners on or before 
five o'clock P.M. on the fourteenth day preceding the city 
election. All substitutions to fill vacancies caused by with- 
drawal or ineligibility shall be filed with the election com- 
missioners on or before five o'clock p.m. on the thirteenth 
day preceding the city election. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1926. 



City collector 
of Springfield, 
election, term 
of office, etc. 



C/1079.IO6 '^N Act relative to the term of office of the city 

COLLECTOR OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc, as follows: 

Section 1. The city council of the city of Springfield 
shall, in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven and in 
every third year thereafter, within sixty days after the 
first Monday of January, elect, in convention, a city col- 
lector to serve for three years from the first day of April 
in the year of his election and until his successor is elected 
and qualified. Any vacancy shall be filled in like manner 
for the unexpired term. 

Section 2. So much of section three of chapter two 
hundred and forty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
nine as is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take eff'ect upon its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1026. 



Repeal. 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 107. 125 



An Act regulating the procedure as to certain peti- Chav 107 

TIONS TO the general COURT AFFECTING MUNICIPAL AND 
PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter three of the (JeJieriil Laws, as ^■- 1' ■''• 5 s. 

ji- j'rjL J • j>ii 1 etc., amended. 

aniencied in section hve by section one or chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section five and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: — Scctio7i 5. Whoever intends to present to the general Certain peti- 

, ,•.• Pii' i* J? 'x i p tions to general 

court a petition tor the incorporation oi a city or town, for court affecting 
the annexation of one municipality to another, for the con- pv^biicTarv^ce^ 
solidation of two or more municipalities or for the division corporations, 

» •,• ••I'i i>ji' j_- publication of 

or an existing municipality, or tor the incorporation or re- notice, etc. 
vival of a railroad, street railway, elevated railroad, canal, 
telephone, telegraph, water, gas, electric light, power or 
other public service corporation, for the amendment, altera- 
tion or extension of the charter or corporate powers or privi- 
leges, or for the change of name, of any such company, 
whether specially incorporated or organized under general 
laws, or for authority to take water for a water supply, or 
relative to building structures over navigable or tide waters, 
shall give notice of such petition by publishing a copy 
thereof once in each of three successive weeks in such news- 
papers as the state secretary, having regard to the locality 
of the interests involved in such petition, shall direct, the 
last publication to be made at least twenty-four days before 
the session at which the petition is to be presented. Such Petition with 
petition with a bill embodying in substance the legislation fiied,*etc^ 
petitioned for shall be deposited on or before the third 
Saturday of December in the office of the state secretary, 
with proof of publication satisfactory to him, and he shall 
file said petition and bill forthwith with the clerk of the 
house of representatives, with his endorsement that the 
required publication has been made. A petition seeking as Certain peti- 

P •1x1* X* "li? ui' • tions to be 

aioresaid the incorporation or revival or a public service accompanied 
corporation or the amendment, alteration or extension of ''^ ^^^• 
the charter or corporate' powers or privileges or a change in 
name of such a corporation shall, when deposited with the 
state secretary, be accompanied by a fee of twenty-five 
dollars which shall be paid to the commonwealth. 

Section 2. Said chapter three, as amended in section o. l. 3, § 7 
seven by section three of said chapter one hundred and ^ "" *'°^° 
seventy, is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
seven and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section Certain peti- 
7. Whoever intends to present to the general court a peti- cour\ a°ffectUig 
tion for the establishment or revival, or for the amendment, *'®''''^'° fl'jf .„ 

. • p 1 1 corporations to 

alteration or extension of the charter or corporate powers be deposited 
or privileges, or for the change of name, of any corporation, ^' i . e c. 
except a petition subject to the provisions of section five or 
six, shall, on or before November first prior to its intended 



126 



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Contents of 
petition. 



Fee, when. 

Commissioner 
to examine 
petition, etc. 



Filing of peti- 
tion and bill. 



presentation, deposit the same, together with a bill embody- 
ing in substance the legislation petitioned for, in the office 
of the commissioner of corporations and taxation. The 
petition shall specifically set forth the facts showing why the 
object sought cannot be accomplished under the general 
laws, and if such a petition relates to a corporation organ- 
ized or to be organized for purposes of business or profit, 
shall be accompanied by a fee of twenty-five dollars, which 
shall be paid to the commonwealth. Said commissioner shall 
examine every petition filed as aforesaid, and shall attach 
thereto a certificate or memorandum stating whether or not, 
in his opinion, the object sought may be accomplished under 
the general laws or whether the same requires legislation. 
He may also insert in said memorandum any other relevant 
statement which, in his opinion, might be of assistance to 
the general court in passing on the petition, and shall file the 
petition and bill with the clerk of the house of representatives 
not later than the third Saturday of December. 

Approved March 12, 1026. 



G. L. isn, § 27, 
amended. 



Voiding of 
certain club 
and other 
charters in 
case of viola- 
tion of liq\ior or 
gaming laws. 



C/iaW.108 ^^ ^^'^ RELATIVE TO THE VOIDING OF CERTAIN CLUB AND 
OTHER CHARTERS IN CASE OF VIOLATION OF LIQUOR OR 
GAMING LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and eighty of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
twenty-seven and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 27. If any person is convicted of exposing and 
keeping for sale or selling intoxicating liquor on the premises 
occupied by any club or organization described in section 
two or of illegal gaming upon said premises or of being 
present where implements of gaming are found upon said 
premises, or if any liquor, casks or other vessels or imple- 
ments of sale and furniture used or kept and provided to be 
used in the illegal keeping or sale of liquor, or implements of 
gaming, are seized on said premises and are forfeited, the 
selectmen, or the aldermen, in the place where such club or 
organization is situated, except Boston, and in Boston the 
police commissioner, shall immediately give notice to the 
state secretary, who, upon receipt thereof, shall declare the 
charter of such club or organization void, and shall publish 
a notice in at least one newspaper published in the county 
where such club or organization is located that such incorpo- 
ration is void and of no further effect. 

Section 2. Section seventy-six of chapter one hundred 
and thirty-eight of the General Laws is hereby repealed. 

Approved March 12, 1926. 



Publication 
of notice. 



G. L. 1.^8, § 
repealed. 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 109. 127 



An Act to establtsh the harnstable fire district in ('Jkij^ ]Q9 
the town of barnstable. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotes: 

Section 1, The inhabitants of tlie town of Barnstable Barnstable 
liable to taxation in said town and residing within the ter- JstabiiaheTin 
ritory enclosed by the following boundary lines, to wit: — iCLtlbie 
On the north by Barnstable harbor; on the east by the 
boundary line between the towns of Yarmouth and Barn- 
stable; on the south by a line parallel with, and two thou- 
sand feet distant southerly from, the southerly line of the 
old county road, now in part the Massachusetts state high- 
way, in the village of Barnstable, and on the west by the 
line of the stone wall forming the easterly boundary line 
of the cemetery situated at the westerly end of the village 
of Barnstable near the house of John Maki, extended north- 
erly to Barnstable harbor and southerly to said southerly 
line of said district; the same being about the present 
boundaries of precinct number one, so-called, in the town 
of Barnstable, — shall constitute a fire district, and are 
hereby made a body corporate by the name of Barnstable 
PMre District; and said corporation, except as herein other- 
wise provided, shall have all the powers and be subject to 
all the duties and liabilities set forth in all general laws now 
or hereafter in force relating to fire districts. 

Section 2. The said district may make contracts for May make 
the purchase of engines and other apparatus and articles cunuacts. 
necessary for the extinguishment of fires, for hydrant and 
water service, for lighting its streets and other public places 
with gas or electricity, for the construction and maintenance 
of sidewalks and for any other thing that may lawfully be 
done by said district. 

Section 3. The prudential committee of the said dis- Policemen 
trict may employ and pay policemen and watchmen for the "" ^'''^'™^"- 
protection of property and persons and for patrolling the 
streets of said district. 

Section 4. Said district may, at meetings called for May raise 
the purpose, raise money by taxation for any of the pur- uxaUuu.^ 
poses for which fire districts may, under general laws now 
or hereafter in force, raise money, and for all other purposes 
necessary or proper under the provisions of this act. 

Section 5. The first meeting of said district shall be First meeting, 
called on petition of five or more legal voters therein by "'^ ^ "^ • 
warrant from the selectmen of the town of Barnstable, or 
from a justice of the peace directed to one of the petitioners 
requiring him to give notice of the meeting by posting copies 
of said warrant in two or more public places in said district 
seven days at least before the time of the meeting. One of 
the petitioners shall preside at the meeting until a clerk 
is chosen and sworn, and the clerk shall preside until a 
moderator is chosen. The meeting may then proceed to 
act on the other articles contained in the warrant. 



128 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 110, 111, 112. 



Proviso. 



voSof°'''° Section G._ This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
distiict, etc. ance by a majority of the legal voters of said district present 
and voting at a meeting called for that purpose in accordance 
with the provisions of section five of this act, within six years 
after the passage of this act. If voted upon and not ac- 
cepted, it may be resubmitted at subsequent district meet- 
ings, legally called for the purpose; provided, that it shall 
not be voted upon by the district more than three times in 
any one year. Approved March 12, 1926. 

CJiap. 110 An Act relative to the establishment and maintenance 

OF AN athletic FIELD IN THE CITY OF LAWRENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

The director of the department of public property of the 
city of Lawrence, under the direction of its city council, 
may establish and maintain an athletic field, with suitable 
equipment, on land on Osgood street and Winthrop avenue, 
acquired by said city for park purposes, and now known as 
Memorial Park. Said director may permit the use of said 
field for athletic games and other entertainments of a public 
nature, at which an admission fee may be charged, upon 
such terms and conditions as he may, with the approval of 
the city council, impose. Approved March 12, 192G. 



Athletic field 
in city of 
Lawrence, 
establishment, 
mainte- 
nance, etc. 



G. L. 44, § 56, 
amended. 



Chay. Ill An Act relative to certain expenditures of towns 

AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section fifty-six of chapter forty-four of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing: — ; provided, that the treasurer shall, until January 
tenth, enter in his books all items for the payment of bills 
incurred and salaries and wages earned during the previous 
year, and expenditures therefor shall be deemed to be as of 
December thirty-first preceding, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 5G. The financial year of all towns of the com- 
monwealth shall end on December thirty-first, and the re- 
turns made to the director under section forty-three shall 
show the financial condition of the town at the close of 
business on that day; provided, that the treasurer shall, 
until January tenth, enter in his books all items for the 
payment of bills incurred and salaries and wages earned 
during the previous year, and expenditures therefor shall be 
deemed to be as of December thirty-first preceding. 

Approved March 12, 1926. 

Chap.112 An Act placing the office of chief of the fire depart- 
ment OF THE CITY OF ATTLEBORO UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE 
LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of chief of the fire department of 
the city of Attleboro shall hereafter be subject to the civil 
service laws and rules and regulations made thereunder. 



Financial year 
uf towns. 

Returns. 



Proviso as to 
expenditures 
alter close of 
financial year. 



Chief of 
Attleboro fire 
department 
placed under 
civil service 
laws. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 113, 114. 129 

Section 2. Tliis §ct shall take effect upon its acceptance submiaaion 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- eCuncU, etc. 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs Proviso. 
during the current year. Approved March 12, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the planning board of the town Qfiai) 113 

OF WEST SPRINGFIELD TO ACT AS ITS BOARD OF SURVEY 
IF SO PROVIDED BY BY-LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The town of West Springfield may by by-law provide Planning 
that its planning board act as the board of survey therein, spHngfieid^as 
and in such case said planning board shall be vested with board of 

1,1 1 1 • p 1 1 !• • survey, etc. 

all the powers and duties oi boards oi survey in towns con- 
ferred or imposed by general law. 

Approved March 12, 1926. 

An Act relative to the capital stock and guaranty Qfidnj 114 

FUND OF title INSURANCE COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section forty-eight of chapter one hundred ^^;,^^^|^j^^' 
and seventy-five of the General Laws, as amended by sec- 
tion two of chapter two hundred and fifteen and by section 
four of chapter two hundred and seventy-seven, both of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, by section one 
of chapter thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three and by section five of chapter four hundred 
and six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word " clause", 
in the twenty-fifth line the words: — not less than one 
hundred thousand dollars, — and by striking out, in the same 
line, the words "not exceeding one million dollars", — so 
that the clause contained in twenty-fifth to twenty-ninth 
lines will read as follows: — Under the eleventh clause, not Capital stock 
less than one hundred thousand dollars; and if insurance insurance 
against the insufficiency of mortgages as security or against <=°™pa^"'^- 
any other loss in connection with mortgages, except insurance 
of titles is transacted, not less than two hundred thousand 
dollars. 

Section 2. Section six of said chapter one hundred and ^ ^ i^i" ^ ^• 
seventy-five is hereby amended by striking out the last 
sentence, inserted by section three of chapter one hundred 
and fifty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five and amended by section one of chapter two hundred 
and sixty-seven of the acts of said year, and inserting in place 
thereof the following new paragraph: — Nothing in section insurance 
twenty-three, seventy -four, ninety-three D or one hundred receiv^ership 
and sixteen shall prevent the commissioner from proceeding proceedings. 
as hereinbefore provided against any domestic company 
mentioned in said sections. 

Section 3. Section one hundred and sixteen of said ^- ^P^' ^ ''^' 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five is hereby amended 
by striking out the last paragraph and inserting in place 



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Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 115, 116. 



insurance 
companiea 



Guaranty fund thereof the foUowing: — If by reason of losses or other 

of title ^1, *-^i ^ 4> I I I* *X 4^1 

cause the title guaranty lund becomes less than the nuniniuni 
amount required by this section, the company shall forth- 
with give written notice thereof to the commissioner, and 
shall make no further contract of title guaranty or title 
insurance until the said fund has been restored nor until it has 
received a certificate from the commissioner to that effect 
and authorizing it to make such contracts. 

Approved March 12, 1926. 



G. L. 175, § 80, 
etc., amended. 



C/ia».115 An Act relative to the investment of accumulations 
OF profits of mutual insurance companies other than 

LIFE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General 
Laws, as amended in section eighty by chapter one hundred 
and sixty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, 
is hereby further amended by striking out the second para- 
Ace uniuiations graph and inserting in place thereof the following: — Any 
certain mutual such Company may accumulate and hold profits, but only 
companies, Until sucli profits cqual four per cent of its insurance in 
investment, etc. foi'ce ; and such accumulation shall be subject to the laws 
relative to the investment of the capital stock of domestic 
companies, except that it may also be invested in shares of 
co-operative banks, in deposits in savings banks, and in 
deposits in savings departments of trust companies, char- 
tered under the laws of this commonwealth, subject as to 
such deposits to the laws, rules and regulations governing 
the same. Such accumulation may be used from time to 
time in the payment of losses, dividends and expenses. 

Approved March 12, 1926. 



G. L. 40, § 5, 
etc., amended. 



C/iap. 116 An Act authorizing cities and towns to acquire land 
for public parking places and to maintain the 
same. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter forty of the General Laws, as 
amended by sections one and two of chapter three hundred 
and seventy-one and by section six of chapter four hundred 
and eighty-six, both of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, by chapters two hundred and two and four 
hundred and one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, by section one of chapter two hundred and forty-eight, 
by section eight of chapter four hundred and four and by 
section four of chapter five hundred and four, all of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, and by section one of 
chapter seventeen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, is hereby further amended by adding at the 
end thereof the following new clause: — 

(33) For acquiring land for public parking places and 
maintaining the same. Approved March 12, 1926. 



Municipal 
parking places. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 117, 118, 119. 131 



An Act relative to appropriation.s by the city of bos- Chan 117 

TON FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUotvs: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may by vote of the city Appropriations 
council, with the approval of the mayor, in the manner Rostonfor 
specified in section three of chapter four hundred and p^JJ-^Jeg*' 
eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, make 
appropriations for municipal purposes for the financial year 
ending on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and 
twentj'-six, not exceeding the sum of fourteen dollars on 
each one thousand dollars of the valuation upon which the 
appropriations by the city council are based. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 15, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the town of auburn to borrow diQjj Hg 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and J^burn^ma 
constructing a school building or buildings and originally borrow money 
equipping and furnishing said buildings, the town of Auburn pllrposes. 
may borrow from time to time, within a period of five 
years from the passage of this act, such sums as may be 
necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, two hundred 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Auburn School Loan^'^Act^ "^ 
Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue shall constitute of i926. 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than 
fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be au- 
thorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted 
for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the 
year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this 
act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except 
as provided herein, be subject to the provisions of chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso 
inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter three 
hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 15, 1926. 

An Act providing for the reimbursement of the town Chav.W^ 

OF NORFOLK FOR LOSS OF TAXES BY REASON OF THE NON- 
TTSE by the COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORFOLK STATE 
HOSPITAL IN SAID TOWN FOR THE PURPOSES OF A PUBLIC 
INSTITUTION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

The town of Norfolk shall, for the year nineteen hundred ^^™of to%n 
and twenty-four and for each year thereafter so lon^ as the of Norfolk for 



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loss of taxes by Ownership of the Norfolk state hospital in said town remains 
u's?bysta'te"of i" the Commonwealth, be reimbursed by it under sections 
Norfolk state thirteen to seventeen, inclusive, of chapter fifty-eight of the 
General Laws, for the loss of taxes sustained by said town 
by virtue of such ownership, to the same extent and in the 
same manner as though said hospital were used by the 
commonwealth for the purposes of a public institution; 
provided, that such reimbursement for the years nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four and nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five shall be made at the same time as the reimbursement for 
the current year. No payment hereunder shall be made 
during the current fiscal year until an appropriation has 
been made sufficient to cover the same. 

Approved March 15, 1926. 



Proviso. 



Payment 
during cur- 
rent year. 



G. L. 101, § 2, 
•tc, amended. 



Limit of appli- 
cation of cer- 
tain laws 
relating to 
transient 
vendors. 



C/zap. 120 An Act relative to transient vendors. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter one hundred and 
one of the General Laws, as amended by section two of 
chapter one hundred and six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one and by section two of chapter one hundred 
and two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in the fourth line, 
the words "at wholesale", — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 2. The provisions of this chapter relative to transient 
vendors shall not apply to sales by commercial travelers or 
by selling agents to dealers in the usual course of business, 
or to bona fide sales of goods, wares or merchandise by 
sample for future delivery, or to sales of goods, wares or 
merchandise by any person, whether principal or agent, 
who engages in temporary or transient business in any 
town in which taxes have been assessed upon his stock in 
trade during the current year, or to haAvkers and pedlers 
as defined in section thirteen, nor shall they affect the right 
of any town to pass ordinances or by-laws authorized by 
law relative to transient vendors. No transient vendor 
shall be relieved or exempted from the provisions and re- 
quirements of this chapter relative to transient vendors by 
reason of associating himself temporarily with any local 
dealer,^trader or merchant, or by conducting such temporary 
or transient business in connection with or as a part of the 
business of, or in the name of any local dealer, trader or 
merchant. 

Section 2. Section three of said chapter one hundred 
and one is hereby amended by striking out, in the first, 
second and third lines, the words "intending to become a 
transient vendor, whether as principal or agent, shall, before 
commencing business in the commonwealth," and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — before commencing business 
in the commonwealth as a transient vendor, whether as 
principal or agent, shall, — so as to read as follows: — 



No exemption 
by association 
with local 
dealer, etc. 



G. L. 101, §3, 
amended. 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 121. 133 

Section S. Every person before coinniencing business in state license 
the commonwealth as a transient vendor, whether as prin- v°e'ndor8!appii- 
cipal or agent, shall make written application, under oath, nation for, etc. 
for a state license to the director of standards, in this chap- 
ter called the director, stating the names and residences of 
the owners or parties in whose interest said business is to 
be conducted, and shall make a special deposit of five hun- Depositor 
dred dollars with the director or shall give a bond in the lions.' eto!'^'" 
sum of five hundred dollars, payable to the director and his 
successors, with sureties approved by the director, condi- 
tioned upon (1) compliance with the provisions of this 
chapter relative to transient vendors, (2) payment of all 
fines or penalties incurred by him through violations of such 
provisions, and (3) payment or satisfaction of any judgment 
obtained against him in behalf of any creditor whose claim 
arises in connection with the business done under the li- 
censee's state license and who, before the expiration of sixty 
days from the return or surrender of said license or the 
filing of an affidavit of its loss, shall have given due notice 
of his claim to the director. Thereupon, upon the payment Fee. 
of a fee of twenty-five dollars, the director shall issue to 
him a state license authorizing him to do business as a 
transient vendor. Such license shall expire one year from Expiration 
the date thereof or on the day of its surrender or of the °^ '"^^nse. 
filing of an affidavit of its loss, if it is earlier surrendered or 
if such affidavit is earlier filed. Such license shall contain Contents 
a copy of the application therefor and of any statements ofi'^ense. 
required under section seven, and shall not be transferable. Not trans- 
It shall not authorize more than one person to sell goods, ^^rabie. 
wares or merchandise as a transient vendor either by agent iicenle? 
or clerk or in any other way than in his own proper person, 
but a licensee may have the assistance of one or more per- 
sons in conducting his business who may aid him but not 
act for or without him. Approved March 15, 1926. 



Chap. 121 



An Act relative to the municipal council of the 
city of taunton. 

Be it enacted, etc., as Jolloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and forty-eight of the ipop, 448, §3, 
acts of nineteen hundred and nine is hereby amended by *™^° ^ 
striking out section three and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 3. The municipal officers to be elected ^^^^'p^pai 
at city elections shall be the mayor; members of a single officers in city 
council, to be called the municipal council and to consist of ° au°ton- 
nine members, of whom one shall be elected at large by 
and from the qualified voters of the city and one by and from 
the qualified voters of each ward; and nine members of the 
school committee elected at large. The said municipal of- 
ficers shall be elected at the times and in the manner herein- 
after specified. 

Section 2. Said chapter four hundred and forty-eight "o^- ^8; 5 <• 

111 •!• • e i amended. 

IS hereby further amended by striking out section tour and 



134 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 121. 



Mayor, . 
election, etc. 



Counrilmfiti, 
election, etc. 



School 
committf^e, 
election, etc. 



Expiration of 
terms of 
councilmen 
elected in 
1925. 

No officcr.s to 
be elected, 
except, etc. 

President of 
municipal 
council. 
Acting mayor. 



1909, 448, § 10. 
amended. 

Municipal 
council, 
quorum, 
meetings, etc. 

Chairman 
pro tempore. 

Clerk. 



Votes. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 4- At 
the annual city election in nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven and in every second year thereafter there shall be 
elected at large a mayor for the terra of two years. There 
shall be elected at the annual city election in nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six nine councilmen, of whom one shall be 
elected at large for the term of one year, and one by and 
from the qualified voters of each ward each of whom shall 
be elected for the term of two years. At the annual city 
election in nineteen hundred and twenty-seven and in every 
second year thereafter there shall be elected one councilman 
at large to serve for the term of two years. There shall 
also be elected at large at the annual city election in nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-six and annually thereafter three 
members of the school committee each for the term of three 
years. Upon the qualification of the councilmen elected at 
the annual city election in nineteen hundred and twenty-six 
the terms of the councilmen elected at the annual city 
election in nineteen hundred and twenty-five shall expire. 
Except as aforesaid and as otherwise provided in this act, 
no city officers shall be elected at any city election. The 
councilman elected at large shall be president of the mu- 
nicipal council, shall preside over the council in the absence 
of the mayor, and shall become acting mayor in case of the 
death or permanent disability of the mayor until the vacancy 
resulting therefrom is filled as provided in section twenty-one. 

Section 3. Said chapter four hundred and forty-eight is 
hereby further amended by striking out section ten and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 10. A 
majority of the members of the municipal council shall 
constitute a quorvim. Its meetings shall be public, and 
the mayor, if present, shall preside. In the absence of both 
the mayor and the president, a chairman pro tempore shall 
be chosen. The city clerk shall be, ex officio, clerk of the 
municipal council, and shall keep the records of its pro- 
ceedings. All votes of the council shall be by yeas and 
nays, if three members so request, and shall be entered upon 
the records. The affirmative vote of at least five members 
shall be necessary for the passage of any order, ordinance, 
resolution or vote and it shall require six votes to pass an 
order over the mayor's veto. 

Section 4. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the voters of said city at the next state election in the 
form of the following question, which shall be placed upon 
the official ballot to be used at said election: — "Shall an 
act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and tAventy-six, entitled 'An Act relative to the Municipal 
Council of the City of Taunton' be accepted?" Upon its 
acceptance by a majority of the voters voting thereon, it 
shall thereupon take effect, but not otherwise. 

Apjyroved March 15, 1926. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 122, 123, 124. in5 



An Act further REGULATiNr. the retaii, rai.e of ice. (^],f,^^ 109 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is g. i,. 94, § i58, 
liereby amended by striking out section one luunh-ed and '""''"'^«'^- 
fifty-eight and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 158. A dealer in ice, who refuses or neglects to pro- ice dealers to 
vide scales for each vehicle used by him for the retail delivery |;'J'furn^^j^''''^^' 
of ice, or who neglects to furnish to the sealer of weights price lists, etc 
and measures of each city or town in which he conducts 
business a list of the current prices of ice sold b}^ him at 
retail, shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty Penalty. 
dollars. 

Section 2. Said chapter ninety-four is hereby further g.l. 94, § 159, 
amended hy striking out section one hundred and fifty-nine '"^«°'^^'*- 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 159. Posting of 
Whoever having charge of the retail delivery of ice from a ufe'deiivery 
vehicle neglects to keep conspicuously posted upon each vehicles. 
side of the vehicle the current retail prices of ice sold by 
him, or refuses or neglects to sell the same by weight, or saieofice 
refuses to weigh the same upon request of the purchaser, ^'^ weight, 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars. Penalty. 

Approved March 15, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the town of Norwood to sell to ChaT).\2?> 

THE COMMONAVEALTH FOR ARMORY PURPOSES CERTAIN 
LAND IN SAID TOWN TAKEN FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Norwood may sell and convey 'Jl°^°°^ 
the whole or a part of certain land therein on Nahatan street seiTcertain 
and Lyman place purchased by said town for municipal commonwealth, 
purposes, and not now needed therefor, to the common- etc. ^ 

wealth for armory purposes. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 16, 1926. 



An Act relative to the certification of the copy of Ch(lJ).\24t 

THE ORDER OF TAKING IN EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEED- 
INGS BY CITIES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in part Emergency 
defeat its purpose and cause substantial inconvenience, ^^'^^^ 
therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, 
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public con- 
venience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, g. l. 79, §3, 
as amended by chapter one hundred and ten of the acts of ^^^' ^™'^° ^ ' 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "clerk" in the third line the 
words: — , or, in case of a taking by or on behalf of a city by 
a board of officers having no secretary or clerk, certified by 



136 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 125. 



Copy of order 
of taking in 
eminent 
domain 
proceedings to 
be recorded in 
registry of 
deeds, etc. 



No fee for 
recording 
certain orders, 
etc. 



Title to fee of 
property 
taken, etc., 
when to vest. 



Right to 
damages, etc. 



Proviso. 



Acquirement 
of possession 
of property 
and easements 
taken by right 
of eminent 
domain. 



the city clerk, — so as to read as follows: — Section .'?. The 
board of officers by whom an order of taking has been 
adopted under section one shall within thirty days there- 
after cause a copy thereof, signed by them or certified by 
their secretary or clerk, or, in case of a taking by or on behalf 
of a city by a board of officers having no secretary or clerk, 
certified by the city clerk, to be recorded in the registry of 
deeds of every county or district in which the property taken 
or any of it lies. The copy of an order of taking made under 
chapter one hundred and fifty-nine, one hundred and sixty 
or one hundred and sixty-one, by commissioners appointed 
thereunder to abolish grade crossings or by the department 
of public utilities, may be filed and recorded without the 
payment of any fee therefor. Upon the recording of an 
order of taking under this section, title to the fee of the prop- 
erty taken or to such other interest therein as has been desig- 
nated in such order shall vest in the body politic or corporate 
on behalf of which the taking was made; and the right to 
damages for such taking shall thereupon vest in the persons 
entitled thereto unless otherwise provided by law; provided, 
however, that when a taking is made for the purpose of a 
highway or town way or for ditches or drains for draining 
the same, the right to damages shall not vest until such 
way, drain or ditch has been entered upon or possession 
thereof has been taken for the purpose of constructing the 
same, and if such entry is not made or possession taken within 
two years of the date of the order, the taking shall be void. 
If the person in possession of property which has been 
taken in fee, or in which an easement has been taken, by 
eminent domain under this chapter refuses to permit the 
body politic or corporate by which the taking was made to 
enter thereon and take possession thereof or to exercise its 
rights under the taking after thirty days' notice in writing 
sent to him by registered mail or posted upon the property 
so taken or in which an easement has been so taken, the 
board of officers having the direction and control of the 
public improvement in connection with which the taking 
was made may issue its warrant to the sheriff of the county 
in which the property is situated or to his deputy directing 
him to make entry on the property so taken and to take 
possession thereof or of the easement therein which has 
been taken, on behalf of said body politic or corporate, 
and such sheriff or his deputy shall forthwith execute said 
warrant using such force as he may deem necessary for the 
purpose. Approved March 23, 1926. 



Chap.125 An Act authorizing the construction by the trustee 

OF THE ORLEANS ASSOCIATES OF A CERTAIN BRIDGE OVER 
TIDE WATER IN THE TOWN OF ORLEANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The trustee of the Orleans Associates, a 



Trustee of 
the Orleans 



Associates may voluntary association created under a declaration of trust 



Acts, 1026. — Chaps. 126, 127, 128. 137 

dated October thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty- ronstmct bridge 
five, and recorded in the registry of deeds for Barnstable "n townor**" 
county, book 420, page 210, and his successors and assigns, O'"''''*"^. 
may erect and maintain a bridge without a draw connect- 
ing Pochet Neclc, in the town of Orleans, with the meadow 
and outer beach, subject to the provisions of chapter ninety- 
one of the General Laws. 
Section 2. This act shall take elTect upon its passage. 

Approved March 23, 1026. 



Chap.l26 



An Act to authorize tui: Gardner trust company to 
maintain a branch office in the town of ashburn- 

HAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Gardner Trust Company, of Gardner, Gardner Trust 
may, subject to the approval of the board of bank incorpora- maintaf/ ™^^ 
tion, maintain a branch office in the town of Ashburnham. branch office 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Ashburnham. 

Approved March 23, 1926. 



An Act authorizing the city of springfield to appro- nh^jj. loT 

PRIATE money to PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR HOLDING IN ^' 

SAID CITY A REUNION OF THE VETERANS OF THE ONE 
HUNDRED AND FOURTH UNITED STATES INFANTRY, AMERI- 
CAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Springfield may appropriate a City of Spring- 
sum, not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, for the purpose apprt^priate 
of providing proper facilities for public entertainment at the money in 
time of the reunion of the veterans of the one hundred and reunion 'therein 
fourth United States infantry, American Expeditionary vlteraM° 
Forces, and the celebration of Apremont day, to be held in 
said city on the twenty-fourth day of April, nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six, and of paying expenses incidental to 
such entertainment. Money so appropriated shall be ex- Expenditure, 
pended under the direction of the mayor of said city. ^*'*'' 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 23, 1926. 



Chap.128 



An Act relative to fees for the issue of summonses, 
processes or warrants by special justices of district 
courts, when not holding court. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section three of chapter two hundred and sixty-two ol g. 1:2^2.% i, 

,„ ,T -ii 111 -I- • amended. 

the General LaAvs is hereby amended by stnkmg out, m 
the second line, the words "one dollar for each" and in- 
serting in place thereof the words: — two dollars for each 



138 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 129, 130. 



Certain fees 
of special 
justices of 
district 
courts. 



summons, process or, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
3. A special justice, when not holding court, shall be paid 
by the county two dollars for each summons, process or 
warrant issued by him. Approved March 23, 1926. 



Chap. 129 An Act relative to certificates or stock of domestic 

BUSINESS CORPORATIONS. 



G. L. 156, § 33. 
amended. 

Certificates of 
stock of 
domestic 
business 
corporations, 
signing, etc. 



To contain 
statement of 
certain 
limitations 
and preferences 
or a notifica- 
tion as to 
record of same. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and fifty-six of the (jeneral Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section thirty-three and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 33. Each 
stockholder shall be entitled to a certificate, in form con- 
formable to section fifteen, which shall be signed by the 
president or a vice president and either the treasurer or an 
assistant treasurer of the corporation, shall be sealed with 
its seal and shall certify the number of shares, and the class 
thereof, owned by him in such corporation. Each certificate 
of stock, which by the agreement of association or amended 
agreement of association or, in the case of a corporation 
created by special law, by its articles of organization or by 
amendment is limited as to its voting rights or is preferred 
as to its dividend or as to its share of assets upon dissolution, 
shall have plainly written, printed or stamped thereon either 
a sufficient statement of such limitation or preference or a 
notification that its preferences, voting powers, restrictions 
and qualifications are fixed in the agreement of association 
or articles of organization or amendments recorded in the 
office of the state secretary. Approved March 23, 1926. 



Chap.lSO An Act relative to the filing for record or registra- 
tion OF certified copies of certain instruments re- 
lating TO land. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Chapter thirty-six of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out section thirteen and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 13. If a deed or other writ- 
ing affecting land lying in one or more counties or one or 
more districts, whether unregistered or registered or in 
part unregistered and in part registered, is not available for 
filing for record or registration in a registry of deeds of any 
county or district in which such land or part thereof lies by 
reason of its having been so filed in the same or another 
such registry of deeds, a certified copy thereof shall be 
received and recorded or registered, and such record or 
registration shall have the same effect as a record or regis- 
tration of the original instrument. 

Approved March 23, 1926. 



G. L. 36, § 13, 
amended. 

Filing for 
record or 
registration 
of certified 
copies of 
certain 
instruments 
relating to land. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 131, 132. 139 



An Act authorizing the hadley falls trust company Phn-n 131 

TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF ^' 

HOLYOKE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Hadley Falls Trust Coiiipaiiy, a trust Uadiey Fails 
company organized under the laws of this coninionwealth pant may*" 
and having its usual place of business in the city of Holyoke, re"ai esme'hi"*' 
may, subject otherwise to the provisions of section forty-one t;ity of 
of chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the General " ^"^ 
Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred and twenty- 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and 
to the approval of the commissioner of banks, invest in real 
estate in said city suitable for and to be used in whole or in 
part for the transaction of its business to an amount, in- 
cluding the cost of alterations and additions in the nature of 
permanent fixtures, not exceeding, directly or indirectly, 
six hundred and seventy-two thousand five hundred dollars, 
in addition to the amount permitted to said trust company 
by said section forty-one, amended as aforesaid, but in no 
event exceeding eight hundred and sixty thousand dollars 
in the aggregate. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 23, 192G. 



An Act relative to the mental competency of appli- Qfi^r) 132 

CANTS FOR admission TO CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS AS VOL- 
UNTARY PATIENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloios: 

Section eighty-six of chapter one hundred and twenty- g. l. 123, § 88, 
three of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking ^^^^ 
out, in the sixth and seventh lines, the words " , being 
mentally competent, makes written application therefor" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — makes written 
application therefor and is mentally competent to make the 
application, — so as to read as follows : — Section 86. The Admission to 
trustees, superintendent or manager of any institution to f^tftutious as 
which an insane person, a dipsomaniac, an inebriate, or one p°[-'g^\'^/^ 
addicted to the intemperate use of narcotics or stimulants 
may be committed, in the case of Gardner state colony when 
so authorized by the department, may receive and detain 
therein as a boarder and patient any person who is desirous 
of submitting himself to treatment, and who makes written 
application therefor and is mentally competent to make the Mental 

^'^,. . , , 1 1 • . I -J. competency of 

application; and any such person who desires so to submit appiicanta. 

himself for treatment may make such written application. 

No such person shall be detained more than three days after Detention 

having given written notice of his intention or desire to leave 

the institution. Approved March 23, 1926. 



140 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 133, 134, 135. 



C/iflp. 133 An Act providing for the appointment of county 

HEALTH officers IN BARNSTABLE COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of Barnstable 
county may appoint one or more registered physicians as 
county health officers, who shall perform such duties as 
said county commissioners may prescribe and may, upon 
written application of the school committee or board of 
health of any town within said county filed with said county 
commissioners, act as school physician, inspector of milk 
or agent of the board of health in such town. County 
health officers so appointed shall be paid by said county 
such salaries as shall be established by said county com- 
missioners. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by the county commissioners of said 
county. Approved March 23, 1926. 



County 

health 

officers in 

Barnstable 

county, 

appointment, 

duties, etc. 



Salaries. 



Submission 
to Barnstable 
county 
commissioners. 



Chap 



1872, 120, § 2, 
etc., amended. 



Stoneham 
Odd Fellows' 
Hall 

Association, 
capital stock, 
property 
holdings, etc. 



134 An Act to authorize the stoneham odd fellows' hall 
association to increase its capital stock and to hold 
additional property. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and twenty of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and seventy-two, as amended in section two by 
section one of chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the 
acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, is hereby fur- 
ther amended by striking out said section two and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 2. The capital 
stock of said corporation shall not exceed one hundred thou- 
sand dollars, divided into shares of twenty-five dollars each; 
and said corporation may hold, for the purposes aforesaid, 
real and personal estate not exceeding the amount of its 
authorized capital stock. Approved March 23, 1926. 



1902, 393, § 3, 
etc., amended. 



Chap 135 An Act making certain corrective changes in the 

CHARTER OF THE CITY OF FALL RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter three hundred and 
ninety-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and two, as 
amended by section one of chapter one hundred and one of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and eight, is hereby further 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following: — , ex- 
cept when said first Monday fulls upon a legal holiday, in 
which event upon the following day, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 3. The municipal election shall take 
place annually on the Tuesday next after the first Monday 
of December, and the municipal year shall begin on the first 
Monday of the following January, except when said first 



Fall River 
municipal 
elections, 
when. 



Acts, 192(). — Chaps. 136, 137, 138, 139. l4l 

Monday falls upon a legal holiday, in which event upon the 
following day. 

Section 2. Section twenty-three of said chapter three 1902. 393, § 23, 
hundred and ninety-three is hereby amended by striking »"'«"^ed. 
out the ninth clause and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: — Ninth. The public welfare department, to be Fail River 
under the charge of the board of public welfare. depirtmenr^ 

Approved March 23, 1926. 



ChapASQ 



An Act to vest the powers and duties of sewer com- 
missioners IN the board of water commissioners of 
the town of medfield, to be known as the water and 
sewerage board. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

The board of water commissioners of the town of Medfield, Medfield water 
established under section nine of chapter tw^o hundred and tohavepmv^a 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, shall o"seter'^^ 
hereafter be known as the water and sewerage board and commissioners, 
shall have and exercise in said town all the powers and duties 
vested by general law in sewer commissioners in towns. 

Approved March 23, 1926. 

An Act repealing the special provisions of law relative Chav 137 
to the maintenance of the law libraries in the 

cities of CAMBRIDGE AND LOWELL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and seventy-eight of the acts of H^l'J^l' 
nineteen hundred and seven is hereby repealed. 

Approved March 23, 1926. 

An Act to allow the superior court to make rules in fhr,^ 1 90 

equity. ^ P- 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and fourteen of the General Laws g. l. 214, § 6. 
is hereby amended by striking out section six and inserting ^™«"'^«'i- 
in place thereof the following: — Section 6. Procedure, Equity pro- 
process and practice in equity causes originating in the fnlupertor" 
superior court, or transferred thereto from any other court, ''""''t. 
shall while in the superior court be regulated by rules made Rules. 
from time to time by that court. 

Approved March 23, 1926. 

An Act relative to the widening and construction of Qfidj) 139 

BROADWAY IN THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and 1925, 254, §1, 
fifty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five is 
hereby amended by striking out, in the sixth line, the words 
"one hundred" and inserting in place thereof the word: — • 



142 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps, 140, 141. 



City of 
Cambridge, 
widening, etc., 
of Main street. 



Widening, etc. 
of Broadway. 



eighty, — so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . If its 
city council so votes and with the approval of its mayor, 
the city of Cambridge may widen and construct Main street 
in said city, from First street westerly, to a width not less 
than one hundred and seventeen feet, and Broadway in 
said city, from Kendall square to Mechanic square, to a 
width not less than eighty feet. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 2 4, 1926. 



Chap. 14^0 An Act relative to the business agent of the school 

COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and eighteen of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and six is hereby amended by 
striking out section one and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 1. The school committee of the city 
of Boston shall choose a secretary, not of their own number, 
who shall also serve as secretary to the board of superin- 
tendents, and a business manager, who shall hold their 
respective offices until removed by the committee for cause. 
The committee may also elect and remove such other sub- 
ordinate officers not specifically provided for by law as 
they may deem expedient. The business manager shall in 
writing approve and transmit to the auditor of said city all 
vouchers, pay rolls and other documents calling for the 
expenditure of money, together with summarized requisitions 
on said auditor, approved by the committee or by any 
authorized member thereof, and requesting said auditor to 
place said vouchers, pay rolls and other documents on his 
draft for payment by the treasurer of said city. 

Section 2. The title of the present holder of the office 
of business agent of the school committee of the city of 
Boston shall hereafter be business manager, and as such 
officer, he shall continue to be under the civil service. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 24, 1926. 



1906, 318, § 1, 
amended. 



Boston school 
committee 
to choose a 
secretary and 
a business 
manager, etc. 



Other subor- 
dinate oflScers, 
election, etc. 

Duties of 

business 

manager. 



Present 
business 
agent, change 
of title, etc. 



C/iap. 141 An Act authorizing the city of waltham to borrow 

MONEY for school PURPOSES. 



City of 
Waltham may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for school 
purposes and constructing school buildings thereon and 
originally equipping and furnishing the same, and for the 
construction of an addition to an existing school building 
which will increase the floor space thereof, including the 
cost of originally equipping and furnishing such addition, 
the city of Waltham may borrow from time to time, within 
a period of five years from the passage of this act, such 
sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate. 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 142. 143 

five himdrofl and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor, which shall hear on their face the 
words, Walthani School Loan, Act of 1926. Each author- Waitham 
ized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans Ac^"o"f'i926"' 
shall be paid in not more than fifteen years from their 
dates, but no issue shall be .authorized under this act unless 
a sum equal to an amount not less than ten per cent of such 
authorized issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised 
by the tax levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness 
incurred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory 
limit, but shall, except as herein provided, be subject to 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the 
proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter 
three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 24, 1926. 



An Act changing the name of the trustees of the nhnjj ^ao 

SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH /^ • 

RITE OF FREEMASONRY AND PERFECTING ITS ORIGINAL ACT 
OF INCORPORATION. 

Be if enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The corporation named "Trustees of the change of 
Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite xr^teMofthe 
of Freemasonry", incorporated by section one of chapter Supreme 
two hundred and fifty-two of the acts of eighteen hundred Ancient and 
and seventy-two, shall hereafter be known as "Trustees of scottish'^Rite 
the Supreme Council of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite ofFree- 

P r^ >> masonry. 

of rreemasonry . 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter two hundred and i872, 252, § 2, 

<i(.. . Ill j' pii'j^ etc., amended. 

nity-two, as amended by section one or chapter sixty-seven 
of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-one, by chapter 
one hundred and fifty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and seven, by chapter seventy-three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two and by chapter sixty-two of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the fourth line, the word "and", 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 2. Said trustees may Said trustees 
receive, manage and convey such real and personal estate, not Sa^ge and 
exceeding in all five million dollars, as may be deposited with anYpersonai 
them by or for the supreme council of the ancient accepted estate, etc. 
Scottish rite for the northern jurisdiction of the United 
States, to such uses as said council may appoint, and shall ^^°^^g 
report their doings to such supreme council, and submit etc. 
their accounts and records to the inspection of said council. 
They may also receive and execute the trust of gifts and J^ua^"eto*° 
devises made to them for religious, charitable, scientific or 
educational uses, whether said trusts are to be performed 
and executed in this or any other state of the United States 
where said rite is practised. 



144 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 143, 144. 



1875, 121. I 2. 
amended. 



Restrictions as 
to trustees 
and members 
of said 
corporation. 



Duties, 
liabilities, 
etc., of said 
trustees. 



Section 3. Section two of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-one of the acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-five 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the second line, the 
word " and ", — so as to read as follows : — Section 2. Active 
members only of the supreme council of the ancient accepted 
Scottish rite for the northern jurisdiction of the United 
States shall be trustees and members of the corporation 
established under the provisions of chapter two hundred and 
fifty-two of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
seventy-two, and no such trustee shall hire or use any por- 
tion of the funds intrusted to said trustees, nor shall any 
such trustee be surety for loans thereof; and said trustees 
shall be subject to the duties and liabilities, and shall have 
the powers and privileges set forth in the general laws which 
now are, or hereafter may be in force applicable to such 
corporations. Approved March 24, 1926. 



C/lOZ?.143 ^'^ ^^"^ RELATIVE TO THE EXAMINATION OF THE SECURITIES, 
INVESTMENTS AND CASH IN CHARGE OF THE STATE TREAS- 
URER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jollows: 

^pealed ^ *^' Section forty-three of chapter twenty-nine of the General 
Laws is hereby repealed. Approved March 24, 1926. 



Chap.l4:4: An Act relative to publication of the governor's 

PROCLAMATION OF THE RESULTS OF PRESIDENTIAL ELEC- 
TIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and eighteen of chapter fifty-four of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in 
the fourth and fifth lines, the words "printed in at least 
one newspaper in each county", — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 118. The copies of the records of votes for presi- 
dential electors shall, in any event, within ten days after 
they have been transmitted to the state secretary, be opened 
and examined by the governor and council, who shall there- 
after declare, by proclamation, the names of the persons 
who have received at least one fifth of the entire number of 
votes cast for electors, and the number of votes received by 
each such person. The several persons, to the number of 
electors required to be chosen, who have received the highest 
number of votes so ascertained, unless notice of a contest 
has been received by the governor, shall, at the expiration 
of fourteen days from the date of such proclamation, be 
deemed to be elected; and the governor shall thereupon 
issue a certificate of election to every such person. 

Approved March 24, 1926. 



G. L. 54, § 118, 
amended. 



Presidential 
electors, 
examination 
of records 
of votes. 

Proclamation 
by governor 
and council, 
etc. 



Certificate of 
election. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 145, 146, 147. 145 



An Act subjecting the offices ©f the chief engineer Chap.l4:5 

AND assistant ENGINEERS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF 
THE CITY OF MARLUOROUGH TO THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-one of the offices of 
General Laws and the rules and regulations made there- and alSn7 
under, relating to the appointment and removal of mem- ll'^Xorou^ih 
bers of permanent fire forces in cities, shall apply to the fire department 
offices of the chief engineer and assistant engineers of the ciViiTervice 
fire department of the city of Marlborough. i*^^- 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance Submission to 
to the voters of said city at the state election in the current ^° '' ' 
year in the form of the following question, which shall be 
placed upon the official ballot to be used at said election: — 
"Shall an act passed by the general court in the current 
year, entitled * An Act subjecting the offices of the chief 
engineer and assistant engineers of the fire de- 
partment of the city of Marlborough to the civil 
service laws', be accepted?" If a majority of 



NO. 



the votes cast on said question are in the affirmative, this 
act shall thereupon take effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 24, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the department of public utilities (JJiav 146 

to permit alterations in the CAMBRIDGE SUBWAY AND 
its entrances, exits AND APPURTENANCES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter three hundred and sixtj'-nine of the General Acts 1919, 369 (G), 
of nineteen hundred and nineteen is hereby amended by afte/H.'°° 
inserting after section four the following new section: — 
Section 4-4 • The department may authorize the company Department 
to make without expense to the commonwealth such altera- utiTitiesmay 
tions in the property conveyed under the provisions of this aUerations 
act, or in an}*- alterations or additions thereto, including in Cambridge 
stations and exits and entrances thereof, as the department fts entrances, 
may deem necessary or advisable. ^^'^• 

Approved March 24, 1926. 

An Act relative to the powers or the holyoke power Chap. 14:7 

AND electric COMPANY AND OF THE HOLYOKE WATER 

power company. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Holyoke Power and Electric Company, ^oiyoke 
an electric company organized under the general laws and Electric 
hereinafter in this section referred to as the vendee, shall powers°etc. 
continue to be vested with all the powers and privileges and 
to be subject to all restrictions, conditions and limitations 
set forth in all general laws now or hereafter in force, appli- 
cable to such a company, except as provided in this act, and 



146 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 147. 



May purchase 
or lease 
property of 
Holj-oke 
Water Power 
Company, 
etc. 



Paytnpnt 
for property 
purchased, 
etc., in 
capital stock, 
etc. 



Either of 
said companiea 
may sell 
electricity to 
the other. 
Proviso. 



Holyoke 
Power and 
Electric 
Company 
not to sell, 
etc., electricity 
for use in city 
of Holyoke 
except, etc. 



Emergency 
supply of 
electricity for 
Holyoke 
municipal 
lighting plant. 



Holyoke 
Power and 
Electric 
Company 
may sell, 
etc., electricity 
in South 
Hadley, etc. 
Courts may 
enjoin 
rom panics 
from 
violating 
provisions of 
act. 



may purchase or lease, and the Holyoke Water Power Com- 
panj^, incorporated by chapter six of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and fifty-nine, and hereinafter in this section re- 
ferred to as the vendor, maj' sell or lease, all or any portion 
of the property of the said vendor heretofore used by it, or 
useful, necessary or convenient, in the opinion of the de- 
partment of public utilities, in the manufacture, distribu- 
tion and sale of electricity, but only such of said property 
and to the extent and at such price or rental as the said 
department may approve. The vendee may pay, and the 
vendor may accept and hold, for any property so purchased 
and sold, such amount of the capital stock of the vendee as 
said department may determine to be the equivalent of the 
fair value of such property, whereupon the vendor may 
exercise all the privileges and shall be subject to all the 
liabilities of a stockholder of the vendee under any general 
law now or hereafter in force, and either of said companies 
may, subject to the approval of said department and upon 
terms and conditions approved by it, sell electricity to the 
other; provided, however, that the said Holyoke Water 
Power Company, in the resale and distribution in the city 
of Holyoke and in the town of South Hadley of electricity 
so purchased from the Holyoke Power and Electric Com- 
pany, shall be subject to the same restrictions, conditions 
and limitations as are contained in chapter three hundred 
and fifty of the acts of nineteen hundred and three, as 
amended by chapter one hundred and fift^^-two of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and nine. 

Section 2. The said Holyoke Power and Electric Com- 
pany shall not sell or deliver electricity for use in the city of 
Holyoke for any purpose, except that it may sell or deliver 
electricity therein for operating purposes to a railroad, an 
electric railroad or a street railway company, to the Holyoke 
Water Power Company for resale and distribution subject, 
however, to the conditions, limitations and restrictions re- 
ferred to in section one, and to the municipal lighting plant 
of said city. In case of emergency, the said Holyoke Power 
and Electric Company shall, at the request of the gas and 
electric commission of said city, furnish at a fair and reason- 
able compensation all the electricity required by said plant 
while such emergency continues. 

Section 3. The said Holyoke Power and Electric Com- 
pany may sell and deliver electricity in the town of South 
Hadley, subject to the terms and conditions of any fran- 
chises and locations now held by the said Holyoke Water 
Power Company in said town. 

Section 4. The supreme judicial court and the superior 
court shall have jurisdiction in equity, upon application of 
the mayor of the city of Holyoke or of the selectmen of the 
town of South Hadley, to enjoin the said Holyoke Water 
Power Company or the said Holyoke Power and P^lectric 
Company from violating any of the provisions of this act. 

Approved March 2^, 1026. 



Acts, 192G.— Chap. 148. 147 



An Act relative to the taxation of tangible personal (^hQn 14Q 

PROPERTY OF NON-RESIDENT DECEDENTS. ^ * 

Be it enaded, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter sixty-five of the g. l. 65. 5 1, 
General Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred and "m'n'dud."'^" 
forty-seven and by section one of chapter four hundred and 
three, both of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, 
by chapter -one hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four and by section one of 
chapter throe hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nine- 
teen hundretl and twenty-five, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "estate" in the fourth Hne the 
words : — or any interest therein and all tangible personal 
property, — and by striking out in the fifth line the words 
"or any interest therein", — so that the first paragraph 
will read as follows: — Section 1. All property within the Taxation of 
jurisdiction of tlie commonwealth, corporeal or incorporeal, sifc««alon3 
and any interest therein, belonging to inhabitants of the j.^n"bie^ 
commonwealth, and all real estate or any interest therein personal 
and all tangible personal property within the commonwealth ELn-reaident 
and all stock in any national bank situated in this common- iiec^deuto. 
wealth or in any corporation organized under the laws of 
this commonwealth belonging to persons who are not in- 
habitants of the commonwealth, which shall pass by will, or 
by laws regulating intestate succession, or by deed, grant 
or gift, except in cases of a bona fide purchase for full con- 
sideration in money or money's worth, made in contemplation 
of the death of the grantor or donor or made or intended to 
take effect in possession or enjoyment after his death, and 
any beneficial interest therein which shall arise or accrue by 
survivorship in any form of joint ownership in which the 
decedent joint owner contributed during his life any part of 
the property held in such joint ownership or of the purchase 
price thereof, to any person, absolutely or in trust, except 
to or for the use of charitable, educational or religious 
societies or institutions, the property of which is by the laws 
of the commonwealth exempt from taxation, or for or upon 
trust for any charitable purposes to be carried out within the 
commonwealth, or to or for the use of the commonwealth 
or any town therein for public purposes, shall be subject to 
a tax at the percentage rates fixed by the following table: 

Section 2. The last paragraph of said section one of p- 1^ ^s, 5 1, 
said chapter sixty-five, added by section one of said chapter etc.. amended, 
three hundred and thirty-eight, is hereby amended by in- 
serting before the word "personal" wherever it appears the 
word : — intangible, — so as to read as follows : — The tax Reciprocity 
imposed by this section in respect of intangible personal Inheri^'c^ 
property shall not be payable if the decedent is a resident of [,^t^,°bie 
a state or territory of the United States which at the time personal 
of his death did not impose a legacy or succession tax or a non^resuient 
death tax of any character in respect of intangible personal deceiJenta. 



148 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 149, 150. 



To what 

estates 

applicable. 



pfopert^ within said state or territory of residents of this 
commonwealth, or if the laws of the state or territory of 
residence of the decedent at the time of his death con- 
tained a reciprocal provision under which non-residents were 
exempted from legacy or succession taxes or death taxes of 
every character in respect of intangible personal property 
providing the state or territory of residence of such non- 
residents allowed a similar exemption to residents of the 
state or territory of residence of such decedent. 

Section 3. This act shall apply to estates of persons 
dying on or after December first, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five. Approved March 24, 1926. 



C/iap. 149 An Act relative to the inspection and furnishing of 

COPIES OF RECORDS KEPT BY CERTAIN HOSPITALS UNDER 
THE CONTROL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL DISEASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seventy of chapter one hundred and eleven of the 
General Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred and 
thirty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, is hereby further amended by striking out the last 
sentence, added by said chapter three hundred and thirty- 
seven, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section ten of chapter sixty-six shall not apply to such 
records; provided, that upon proper judicial order, whether 
in connection with pending judicial proceedings or otherwise, 
or, except in the case of records of hospitals under the con- 
trol of the department of mental diseases, upon order of 
the head of the state department having supervision of such 
hospital, and in compliance with the terms of said order, 
such records may be inspected and copies furnished on pay- 
ment of a reasonable fee. Approved March 24, 1926. 



G. L. Ill, 5 70, 
etc., amended. 



Certain 
hospital 
records. 
Proviso as 
to inspection 
and furnishing 
of copies of 
such records. 



Chap. 150 An Act relative to assistant treasurers and other 

OFFICERS OF CO-OPERATIVE BANKS. 



G. L. 170, § 7, 
etc., amended. 



Directors of 

co-operative 

banks, 

election by 

shareholders, 

terms, 

classes, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seven of chapter one hundred and 
seventy of the General Laws, as amended by chapter one 
hundred of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
is hereby further amended by striking out, in the fifteenth 
line, the words "and treasurer" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — , treasurer, clerk, and other officers 
whose election is not otherwise herein or in section ten 
expressly provided for, — so as to read as follows: — Sec- 
tion 7. The business and affairs of every such corporation 
shall be managed by a board of not less than five directors 
to be elected by the shareholders. Directors may be 
elected for terms of not less than one nor more than three 
years, and, in case the term is more than one year, they shall 



Acts, 1920. — Chap. 151. 149 

be divided Into classes and an equal number, as nearly as 
may be, elected each year. All vacancies In the board or Vacancies in 
in any office may be iilled by the board of directors for ^I'lfng^eTc 
the unexpired term. Every officer and director when ap- Oath by 
pointed or elected shall take an oath that he will faithfully air'et'ors!''^ 
and impartially discharge the duties devolving upon him, 
and the fact that the oath has been taken shall be entered 
in the records of the corporation ; and If a person appointed Time limit for 
or elected does not, Avithin thirty days thereafter, take the "^ 
oath, his office shall thereupon become vacant. The presi- Manner of 
dent, vice president, treasurer, clerk, and other officers certaki^officers 
whose election is not otherwise herein or in section ten ex- [jy^t^i^^'^g 
pressly provided for, may be chosen either by the share- 
holders or by the board of directors as the by-laws may 
determine. No shareholder shall be entitled to more than Voting by 
one vote at any meeting, and no shareholder shall vote by ^ '*'^^'^°' "^' 
proxy. All officers shall be elected by ballot, shall be share- officers to be 
holders when nominated and shall continue to hold their baUot to^be 
offices until their successors have been chosen and shall have shareholders, 
assumed their duties, and no such corporation shall expire 
from neglect to elect officers at the time prescribed in its 
by-laws. If an officer ceases to be a shareholder his office 
shall thereupon become vacant. If a director fails both to OfRceof 
attend the regular meetings of the board and to perform then mky 
any of the duties devolving upon him as such director for be declared 
six consecutive months, his office may be declared by the 
board at the next regular meeting to be vacant. A record 
of any vacancy shall be entered upon the books of the corpo- 
ration, and a transcript of such record shall be sent by mail 
to the person whose office has been made vacant. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and seventy is G. l. i7o, § lo, 
hereby further amended by striking out section ten and ^"^^°'i«'*- 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 10. Such Assistant 
corporation may provide in its by-laws for an assistant co!op'^ttlve 
treasurer if the commissioner approves and, if it has assets banks, number, 
in excess of five million dollars, for such additional number duties, etc 
of assistant treasurers as the commissioner approves, and 
may so provide for the election of such assistant treasurer 
or assistant treasurers by either the shareholders or the 
board of directors. An assistant treasurer may perform all 
the duties of the treasurer. Approved March 24, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the taking of woodcock, ruffed (JJiaj) 151 

GROUSE and quail FOR SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nineteen of chapter one hundred and g. l. isi, § i9. 
thirty-one of the General Laws, as amended by chapter ® ^" *™^° 
seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"thirty-four" in the second line the words: — , thirty-five 
A, — and by inserting after the word "forty-four" in the 
third line the words : — , forty-four A, — so as to read as 



150 



Acts, 1926.— Chap. 151. 



Penalty for 
takiug, etc., 
wild or un- 
domesticated 
biidd. 



Exemption of 
persons having 
certain cer- 
titicatea, etc. 



Revocation of 
tertiticutes, etc. 



G. L. 131, § 20, 
auieuded. 



Penalty for 
capture or poa- 
eession of cer- 
tain birda. 



Possession as 
prima facie 
evidence, etc. 



C. L. 131, § 33, 
etc., amended. 



Close season for 
ruffed grouse 
and woodcuck. 



follows: — Section 19. Whoever, except as provided in sec- 
tion thirty-three, thirty-four, thirty-five A, thirty-seven, 
thirty-nine, forty-three, forty-four, forty-four A or seventy- 
two, takes or kills or has in his possession a wild or undo- 
mesticated bird except an English sparrow, crow blackbird, 
crow, jay, starling, the following named birds of prey, — 
sharp-shinned hawk, cooper's hawk, goshawk, red-tailed 
hawk, red-shouldered hawk, duck hawk, pigeon hawk, 
barred owl, great horned owl and snowy owl, or wilfully 
destroys, disturbs or takes a nest or eggs of any wild or 
undomesticated bu-d, except such as are not protected by 
this section, shall be punished by a fine of ten dollars for 
each bird taken, killed or had in possession or for each 
nest or egg disturbed, destroyed or taken; but a person 
who has a certificate from the commissioner or from the 
president of the Boston Society of Natural History that he 
is engaged in the scientific study of ornithology or is col- 
lecting in the interests of a scientific institution, may at any 
season take or kill a wild or undomesticated bird, except 
woodcock, ruffed grouse and quail, or take the nests or eggs 
of such bird; but this section shall not authorize a person 
to enter upon private grounds without the consent of the 
owner thereof for the purpose of taking nests or eggs or 
killing birds. The commissioner or the president of said 
society may at any time revoke said certificate. The pro- 
visions of this section as to certificates shall not apply to 
the birds mentioned in sections twenty-one, twenty-three, 
twenty-four, twenty-six and twenty-seven. 

Section 2, Section twenty of said chapter one hundred 
and thirty-one is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "thirty-four" in the second line the words: — , thirty- 
five A, — and by inserting after the word "forty-four" in the 
same line the words: — , forty-four A, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 20. Whoever, except as provided in 
section thirty-three, thirty-four, thirty-five A, thirty-seven, 
thirty-nine, forty-three, forty-four, forty-four A or seventy- 
two, captures or has in possession a wild or undomesticated 
bird except those specified in section nineteen, and birds not 
found wild within the commonwealth, shall be punished by 
a fine of ten dollars. Possession of the wild or undomesti- 
cated birds specified in this section shall be prima facie evi- 
dence that they have been captured and are held in pos- 
session contrary to law. 

Section 3. Section thirty-three of said chapter one 
hundred and thirty-one, as amended by section one of 
chapter two hundred and eleven of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "section" in the second line the 
following: — thirty-five A, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 33. Except as provided in section thirty-five A, 
forty-four A or fifty-three, no person, except between the 
twentieth of October and the twentieth of November, both 
inclusive, shall hunt, pursue, take or kill a ruffed grouse, 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 151. 151 

commonly called partridge, or a woodcock, or have the 
same, or any part thereof, in possession, whenever or wherever 
the same may have been taken or killed; and no person, 
except as provided in section thirteen, shall at any time 
transport or cause to be transported out of the common- 
wealth the above named birds, or have in possession any 
such bird with intent so to do. 

Sectiox 4. Section thirty-four of said chapter one hun- g. t,. i:?i, $34, 
dred and thirty-one is hereby amended by inserting after anjcnded. 
the word "section" in the first line the words: — thirty-five 
A or, — so as to read as follows: — Section 34. Except as c1"bp season for 
provided in section thirty-five A or fifty-three, no person, ''"^''• 
except between the twentieth of October and the twentieth 
of November, l)oth inclusive, shall hunt, pursue, take or 
kill a quail, or have the same or any part thereof in pos- 
session, except as provided in section eighty-two, eighty- 
three or eighty-six; and no person, except as provided in 
section thirteen, shall at any time transport or cause to be 
transported out of the commonw^ealth a quail taken or 
killed within the commonwealth, or have in possession quail 
with intent so to do, except quail artificially propagated as 
provided in section eighty-two or eighty-three. Whoever Penalty. 
violates this or the preceding section shall be punished by a 
fine of twenty dollars for each bird or part thereof in respect 
to which the violation occurs. 

Section 5. Said chapter one hundred and thirty-one is g. l. 1.31. new 
hereby amended by inserting after section thirty-five the 1^*^°°*^*^' 
following new section: — Section 35 A. Upon request of the Taking of 
governing board of any educational institution within the ru"fTefrgro'use 
commonwealth having power to grant the degree of M.D., and quail for 
Ph.D. or D.S., the directot may issue written instructions to poses ' '^ ^^^' 
wardens to take, for the sole purpose of scientific investi- 
gation of diseases, woodcock, ruffed grouse and quail. Such 
instructions shall specify the number of such birds that may 
be taken, the times and places of taking, the persons to 
whom the same shall be delivered for such investigation 
and the manner in which the carcasses shall be finally 
disposed of. 

Section 6. Section thirt^'-six of said chapter one hun- o. l. 131, U6, 
dred and thirty-one is hereby amended by inserting at the ^™^°'^^'^- 
beginning thereof the following: — Except as provided in 
section thirty-five A or forty-four A, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 36. Except as provided in section Bag limit for 
thirty-five A or forty-four A, no person shall take or kill wood1;o^c'k"and 
more than three ruffed grouse in one day, or more than 'I'iaii. 
fifteen in one year; more than four woodcock or quail in 
one day, or more than twenty in one year. Violations of this Penalty. 
section shall be punished by a fine of twenty dollars for 
each bird in respect to which the violation occurs. 

Approved March 24, 1926. 



152 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 152, 153. 



Chap.\52 An Act to establish the naaie of the trustees of 

DERBY ACADEMY, TO PROVIDE FOR THE NUMBER AND 
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE TRUSTEES OF SAID CORPORATION, 
AND TO AUTHORIZE SAID CORPORATION TO HOLD ADDI- 
TIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 



Trustees of 
Derby 

Academy, name 
establiBhed, etc. 



Certain cor- 
porate acts 
validated, etc. 



Confirmation 
of certain 
property, etc. 



Trustees, 
number, 
qualifications, 
etc. 



Corporation 
may hold 
property, etc. 



Certificate of 
acceptance, 
filing, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Trustees of Derby School, a corporation 
incorporated by an act entitled "An Act for establishing a 
School in the North Parish of Hingham, by the name of Derby 
School, and for appointing and incorporating Trustees of 
the said School", passed November eleventh, one thousand 
seven hundred and eighty-four, shall hereafter be known as 
the Trustees of Derby Academy, and all acts of said cor- 
poration under the name of the Trustees of Derby Academy 
after June seventeenth, one thousand seven hundred and 
ninety-seven, when Derby School was erected into Derby 
Academy by an act entitled " An Act to erect Derby School 
in the North Parish in Hingham into an Academy by the 
name of Derby Academy", being chapter nine of the acts 
of one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven. May 
session, are hereby validated and confirmed to the same 
extent as though done under the name of The Trustees of 
Derby School. All property, real and personal, now stand- 
ing in the name of The Trustees of Derby School or the 
Trustees of Derby Academy is hereby confirmed as the 
property of said corporation, the Trustees of Derby Academy. 

Section 2. The number of the trustees of said cor- 
poration hereafter shall not at any one time be more than 
fifteen, nor less than nine, five of whom shall constitute a 
quorum for the transaction of business; and vacancies in 
the number of the trustees of the corporation occurring from 
time to time hereafter may be filled from any part of this 
commonwealth without limitation or restriction. 

Section 3. Said corporation is hereby authorized to re- 
ceive and hold property, real and personal, to the amount 
of one million dollars in addition to the property now held 
by it. 

Section 4. This act shall take efi"ect upon the filing in 
the state secretary's office of a certificate of its acceptance by 
said corporation. Approved March 25, 1926. 



Chap.153 An Act to regulate appropriations for certain school 

PURPOSES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and six 
of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, as 
amended in paragraph (c) by section two of chapter five 
hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty and by section two of chapter four hundred and 



1919, 206 (S), 
§ 1, par. (c), 
etc., amended. 



Acts, 192fi. — Chap. 153. 153 

eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hunch-ed and twent3'- 
three, is hereby further amench^d by striking o\it said para- 
graph and inserting in phice thereof the foHowing: — (c) by HMto?/'""' 
For the alteration and repair of school buildings and for school com- 

«•. 2?i 1 j> • If n IP inittee for 

furniture, nxtures and means ot escape m case oi nre, and tor aiterution and 
fire protection for existing buildings, and for improving ex- school buiid- 
isting school yards: for tiie hnancial year ending on the '"bs. etc. 
thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
six and for each financial year thereafter, ninety-one cents. 

Section 2. Section one of said chapter two hundred and i9i9, 206 (S), 
six, as amended in paragraph ((/) by section two of chapter etc., 'amended. 
two hundred and forty-nine of the Special Acts of nineteen 
hundred and nineteen, by section two of chapter six hun- 
dred and forty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty and by section two of chapter three hundred and 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said paragraph and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — (d) For organizing Appropriations 
and conducting physical training and exercises, athletics, ^c^i^uom- 
sports, games and play, and for providing apparatus, equip- nutteefor 
ment and facilities for the same in buildings, yards and play- ing, etc. 
grounds under the control of said committee, or upon any 
other land which the committee may have the right to use 
for this purpose under the provisions of chapter two hundred 
and ninety-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and seven 
and any acts in addition thereto and in amendment thereof: 
for the financial year ending on the thirty-first day of 
December, nineteen hundred and twenty-six and for each 
financial year thereafter, fifteen cents. 

Section 3. Section one of said chapter two hundred and §^i_^'p|?^ [f)] 
six, as amended in paragraph (e) by section three of said «tc., amended. 
chapter two hundred and forty-nine, by section three of said 
chapter six hundred and forty-one and by section three of 
said chapter three hundred and nine, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said paragraph and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — (e) For the employment of ^^Boaton^'""^ 
one supervising female nurse, and so many district female school com- 

.1 • • J! • 1 •j.j. •_ niittee for em- 

nurses as, in the opinion ot said committee, are necessary in pioymentof 
accordance with the provisions of chapter three hundred ^-^f^^^ ^^^' 
and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and seven and 
acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, and for 
the employment of such number of school physicians as, in the 
opinion of the committee, may be necessary, and for the care 
of teeth of school children: for the financial year ending on 
the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six and for each financial year thereafter, eleven 
cents. 

Section 4. For the purposes of this act, the limit of the City of Boston 
amount of taxes that may be assessed on property in the creased! 
city of Boston is hereby increased in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six, and in each year thereafter, sixty cents 
on each one thousand dollars of the valuation upon which 
the appropriations of the city council of said city are based. 



154 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 154, 155. 



Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 



Submission to 

counciiaud by the mayor, the city council and the school committee of 

school com- 
mittee. 



the city of Boston. 



Approved March "25, 1926. 



Chap.l^-i 



City of Chelsea 
may aell and 
convey certain 
park laud. 



Submission to 
board of alder- 
men, etc. 

Proviso. 



An Act authorizing the city of chelse.v to sell and 

CONVEY certain PARK LAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Chelsea may sell and convey 
the land, or any part thereof, in said city known as Highland 
Park, heretofore acquired by said city for the purpose of a 
public park. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the board of aldermen of said city, subject to the 
provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance 
occurs during the current year. 

Approved March 26, 1926. 



Chap.lSlj ^N Act relative to the burial of dependent fathers 

OF certain veterans. 



G. L. 115, § 19, 
etc., amended. 



Burial agents 
in cities and 
towns, desig- 
nation, powers 
and duties. 



Burial of sol- 
diers, etc. 



Proviso. 



Burial of 
soldiers' wives, 
widows or de- 
pendent fathers 
or mothers, 
and of army 
nurses, etc. 
Restrictions. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section nineteen of chapter one hundred and fifteen of 
the General Laws, as amended by chapter two hundred and 
sixty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, 
is hereby further amended by inserting after the word "de- 
pendent" in the eighteenth line the words: — father or, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 19. The mayor of each 
city and the selectmen of each town or, in Boston, the 
soldiers' relief commissioner, shall designate a burial agent, 
who shall not be one of the overseers of the poor or be era- 
ployed by them, and who shall, under regulations established 
by the commissioner, cause properly to be interred the body 
of any honorably discharged soldier or sailor who served in 
the army or navy of the United States during the war of the 
rebellion, or in the Indian campaigns if he died in receipt of 
a pension from the United States, or during the war between 
the United States and Spain or the Philippine insurrection 
after February fourteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety- 
eight and prior to July fourth, nineteen hundred and two, 
or in the Mexican border service of nineteen hundred and 
sixteen and of nineteen hundred and seventeen, or in the 
world war; provided, that the soldier or sailor died in such 
service or after an honorable discharge therefrom or release 
from active duty therein; and shall also so inter the body 
of his wife, widow or dependent father or mother, and the 
bodies of army nurses entitled to state aid under section 
six, if they die without sufficient means to defray funeral 
expenses; but no wife or widow of any soldier or sailor of 
the civil war shall be entitled to the benefits of this section 
unless she was married to him prior to June twenty-seventh, 
eighteen hundred and ninety, and no wife or widow of any 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 156. 155 

soldier of the Indian campaigns unless she was married to 
him prior to March fourth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, 
and unless she was, if his widow, in receipt of a pension 
under the act of congress of March fourth, nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, and no wife or widow of any soldier or sailor 
of the Spanish war, or the Philippine insurrection, unless 
she was married to him prior to January first, nineteen hun- 
dred and ten; and no wife or widow of any soldier or sailor 
of the Mexican border service or of the world war unless she 
was married to him prior to his final discharge from such 
service. If an interment has taken place without the Application to 
knowledge of the burial agent, application may be made to fnfe"rinenr etc 
him within thirty days after the date of death, or after final 
interment if the soldier or sailor dies in the world war service; 
and if upon investigation he shall find that the deceased 
was within the provisions of this section and the rules of 
the commissioner, he may certify the same as provided in Certification to 
the following section. Approved March 26, 1926. '=°'"n»'s«i°'^er. 

An Act requiring domestic insurance companies to fii.f.j. i Ka 

PAY CERTAIN EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE EXAMINATION ^' 

THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section four of chapter one hundred and seventy-five of g. l its, 5 4, 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the ainended!'^ ' 
word "condition" in the twentieth line the following new 
sentence: — If, in the course of an examination of a domes- 
tic company which maintains a branch office outside the 
commonwealth, it becomes necessary or expedient for the 
commissioner or any of his deputies or examiners to travel 
outside the commonwealth, such company shall pay the 
proper expenses of the commissioner, his deputies or ex- 
aminers incurred by reason thereof, — so that the second 
paragraph will read as follows: — At least once in three Examination 
years, and whenever he determines jt to be prudent, he shall "nguri^^p^e'com- 
personally, or bv his deputy or examiner, visit each domestic panies by com- 

1 '.1 1 1 " • J 1 • •, n> • missioner, etc. 

company, and thoroughly mspect and examine its anairs 
to ascertain its financial condition, its ability to fulfil its 
obligations, whether it has complied with the law, and any 
other facts relating to its business methods and management, 
and the equity of its dealings with its policy holders. He Upon request 
shall also make such examination upon the request of five credftLs.^etc"' 
or more of the stockholders, creditors, policy holders or 
persons pecuniarily interested therein who shall make 
affidavit of their belief, with specifications of their reasons 
therefor, that such company is in an unsound condition. 
If, in the course of an examination of a domestic company Certain com- 
which maintains a branch office outside the commonwealth, cmuIii*'' ^*^ 
it becomes necessary or expedient for the commissioner or expenses. 
any of his deputies or examiners to travel outside the com- 
monwealth, such company shall pay the proper expenses of 
the commissioner, his deputies or examiners incurred by 



156 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 157, 158. 



Complete audit reason thereof. Whenever he deems it advisable he shall 
cause a complete audit of the books of the company to be 
made by a disinterested expert accountant. 

A2)proved March 26, 1926. 



City of 
Boston may 
borrow money 
for construc- 
tion of new 
Congress 
Street bridge. 



Chap. 157 An Act authorizing the city of boston to borrow money 

FOR THE construction OF A NEW CONGRESS STREET 
BRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a new 
bridge at Congress street over Fort Point channel, the city 
of Boston may from time to time, within a period of five years 
from the passage of this act, borrow outside the statutory 
limit of indebtedness such sums as may be necessary, not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, eight hundred thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on 
their face the words, City of Boston Congress Street Bridge 
Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue shall constitute 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more 
than fifteen years from their dates, but no loan shall be 
authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of the loan so authorized is voted 
for the same purpose to be provided from taxes or other 
sources of revenue. Any sum to be raised by taxation shall 
be outside the tax limit as fixed for the city in the year in 
which the loan is authorized. Except as herein provided, 
indebtedness incurred under this act shall be subject to the 
laws relative to the incurring of debt by the city of Boston. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its city charter; provided, that such acceptance 
occurs during the current year. 

Approved March 26, 1926. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 

Proviso. 



Chap. 158 An Act relative to audits of municipal accounts by 

the director of accounts. 



G. L. 44, S 40, 
amended. 



Audits of 
municipal ac- 
counts by 
director of 
accounts, 
except Boston. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty of chapter forty-four of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth line, the 
word "three" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
two, — and by inserting after the word "years" in the same 
line the words: — , or annually at the request of the mayor 
or the selectmen, — so as to road as follows: — Section Ifi. 
The director shall cause an audit to be made of the accounts 
of all cities and towns of the commonwealth, except Boston, 
and may cause subsequent audits to be made of the accounts 
of each city and town, except Boston, as often as once in 
two years, or annually at the request of the mayor or the 
selectmen, and for this purpose he, and his duly accredited 
agents, shall have access to all necessary papers, books and 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 159, 160. 157 

records. Upon the completion of each audit, as aforesaid, Reports. 
a report thereon shall be made to the mayor and city govern- 
ment in cities, and to the selectmen in towns, and a copy 
of the same shall he furnished to the city or town clerk, who Publication. 
shall cause the same or a summary of its essential features 
to be published at the expense of the city or town. The Preference to 
director, in his discretion, may give preference to audits *^®'"'^'° *"^'^^ 
upon petitions under section thirty-five or thirty-six over 
audits under this section. Approved March 26, 1926. 



An Act relative to the ventilation of factories and 
workshops. 



C/iap. 159 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and fortj'-nine of the General Laws G. L. 149. 
is hereby amended by striking out section one hundred and ^ ^^^' *°^«^«^«<i- 
seventeen and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 117. A factory where five or more persons and a Ventilation of 
workshop where five or more women or children are em- workshops"*^ 
ployed shall, while work is carried on therein, be so ventilated 
that the air shall not become so impure as to be injurious 
to the health of the persons employed therein. A factory 
or workshop where more than one person is employed shall 
be so ventilated that all gases, vapors, dust or other im- 
purities injurious to health, generated in the course of the 
manufacturing process or handicraft carried on therein, shall 
so far as practicable be rendered harmless. 

Approved March 26, 1926. 



An Act relative to the taxation of the income of cer- (Jhdrf \Qf) 

TAIN PARTNERSHIPS, ASSOCIATIONS AND TRUSTS OR OF 
dividends on THEIR SHARES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Paragraph First of subsection (c) of section one of chapter g. l. 62, § i, 
sixty-two of the General Laws, as amended by chapter two par.^Firetl'etc., 
hundred and twenty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred amended. 
and twenty-five, is hereby further amended by striking out, 
in the seventh and eighth lines of said paragraph, the words 
"sections thirty-two to thirty-eight, inclusive, and section 
fifty-eight of", — so as to read as follows: — First, Partner- Certain excep- 
ships, associations or trusts, which file with the commissioner ation of divu^' 
the agreement hereinafter provided for, and the property of dends on shares 

1 • 1 • i 1 • 1 J? e J.1- J! II • of certain part- 

which consists exclusively ot one or more oi the toiiowing nerships, asso- 
specified kinds of property, to wit: real estate wherever tr^'°g"®^°^ 
situated and supplies therefor and receipts therefrom; stocks 
of corporations taxable under chapter sixty-three, bonds, 
notes, loans secured by mortgage of real estate, and cer- 
tificates of indebtedness, the income of which is exempt 
from taxation under this section; property the income of 
which, if any, would be taxable under this section if owned 



158 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 161, 162. 



by an inhabitant of the commonwealth; shares in partner- 
ships, associations or trusts, dividends on which are exempt 
from taxation under this section. 

Approved March 26, 1926. 



1919,219 (S), 
§ 2, amended. 



Portia Law 
School, pur- 
poses, etc. 



CAap. 161 An Act authorizing the portia law school to grant 

THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and nineteen of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen is hereby 
amended by striking out section two and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 2. The purposes of said 
corporation shall be to furnish to women only, a course of 
not less than four years' instruction in law suitable to pre- 
pare them for the degree of bachelor of laws and also, in the 
discretion of its trustees, to furnish to both men and women 
holders of the degree of bachelor of laws from such institu- 
tions as are authorized to grant said degree and the degree 
of master of laws a one year course of instruction in law 
suitable to prepare them for the degree of master of laws; 
provided, that said one year course shall be given in the day- 
time and shall require at least one third more work than was 
required prior to July first, nineteen hundred and twenty-five 
in one school j'^ear of the aforesaid four year course. For 
the aforesaid purposes, it may appoint such teachers and 
lecturers and adopt such form of organization, by-laws, 
regulations and methods of administration as it may deem 
advisable. The corporation shall provide suitable offices, 
library and lecture halls, and shall pay the expenses of 
maintaining the said school, directing its income to that end. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and nineteen is 
hereby further amended by striking out section three and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 3. Said 
corporation is hereby authorized and empowered to grant 
to students properly accredited and recommended by a 
majority of the faculty of the school upon their graduation 
after completion of said four year course, the degree of 
bachelor of laws, or after completion of said one year course, 
the degree of master of laws. Approved March 26, 1926. 



Proviso. 



Powers and 
duties. 



1919, 219 (S), 
$ 3, amended. 

May grant de- 
grees of 
bachelor of 
laws and 
master of laws 



C/iap. 162 An Act permitting savings banks to sell travelers' 

CHECKS. 



G. L. 168, 
5 33A, etc., 
amended. 



Savings ba 
may sell 
travelers' 
cbeoks, etc 



nks 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-three A of chapter one lumdred and sixty- 
eight of the General Laws, inserted by chapter thirty-seven 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "commissioner," in 
the second line the words: — sell travelers' checks, and, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 83 A. Savings banks 
may, under regulations made by the commissioner, sell 



Acts, IQ'iO. — Chap. \m. 159 

travelers' checks, and receive money for tlie purpose of 
transmitting tlie same, or equivalents thereof, to another 
state or country. Appruoed March 26, 1926. 



An Act regulating local license fees for certain nhr,Yt Ifi*^ 

MOTOR VEHICLES USED FOR THE CARRIAC^E OF PASSENGERS ^ ' 

FOR HIRE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-five of chapter one lumdred and fifty-nine G. l, 159, § 45, 
of the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter '^''^ ' ^*"'^'*'^^''- 
two hundred and eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, is hereby further amended bj' inserting after 
the word "writing" in the twentieth line the following new 
sentence: — The fee for any motor vehicle covered by a 
license issued by the city council or selectmen under this 
section shall not exceed ten dollars for any one year, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 45. No person shall, in any Motor veiuciea 
city or town, operate any motor vehicle upon any public way, operated upon 
for the carriage of passengers for hire, in such a manner as public ways for 

IV t p • • •^ 1 rt. 1 1 carnage of per- 

to ariord a means 01 transportation similar to that anorded sons for hire 
by a railway company, by indiscriminately receiving and dis- Uc*n3e,*etc. 
charging passengers along the route on which the vehicle is 
operated or may be running, or for transporting passengers 
for hire as a business between fixed and regular termini, 
without first obtaining a license therefor from the city 
council of such city or the selectmen of such town, in this 
and sections forty-six and forty-seven called the licensing 
authority; provided, that in respect to any boulevard or Proviaos. 
way under the jurisdiction of the metropolitan district 
commission such commission shall constitute the licensing 
authority M'ithin the meaning of this and said sections forty- 
six and forty-seven, and provided, further, that in respect 
to such carriage as may be exclusively interstate, said license 
shall not be required. Any such license issued by a city Mayor to ap- 
council shall be subject to the approval of the mayor and m dfies''"'"^'* 
shall not be valid unless such approval has been endorsed 
thereon in writing. The fee for any motor vehicle covered ^^^^^1}^^^^^ 
by a license issued by the city council or selectmen under 
this section shall not exceed ten dollars for any one year. 
Any person receiving a license under this section and a Licensees de- 
certificate under section forty-eight A, and operating there- common ear- 
under, is hereby declared to be a common carrier and shall, ^^^^' ^^'^■ 
in respect to the operation of such a vehicle, be subject to To be subject 
such orders, rules or regulations as shall be adopted by the irtu!u3Tete.^^" 
licensing authority under section forty-six; and such carrier 
and the service furnished or rendered for public use by him 
shall be included under the general supervision and regulation 
of the department and shall be subject to its jurisdiction 
and control in the same manner and to the same extent as 
the services and agencies referred to in clause (a) of section 
twelve as fully in all respects as if specifically named and 
included therein. Approved March 26, 1926. 



160 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 164, 165. 



G. L. 132, § 9, 
amended. 



Chap.lQ4: An Act to provide for the establishment of additional 

NURSERIES FOR THE PROPAGATION OF FOREST TREE SEED- 
LINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section nine of chapter one hundred and thirty-two of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "purpose" in the fourth line the words: — and upon 
such other lands as may be acquired under this section, — 
and by adding at the end thereof the following: — The 
forester, with the advice and consent of the governor and 
council, may expend from time to time such sum as is ap- 
propriated therefor b}' the general court in purchasing, for 
the establishment of nurseries provided for by this section, 
lands situated within the commonwealth and adapted to 
the propagation of forest tree seedlings, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 9. The forester may establish and 
maintain nurseries for the propagation of forest tree seed- 
lings upon such lands of the commonwealth at any state 
institution as the superintendent or trustees thereof may 
set apart for this purpose and upon such other lands as 
may be acquired under this section. Superintendents of 
institutions where land is set apart therefor may furnish 
without charge the labor of their inmates necessary to 
establish and maintain said nurseries. Seedlings from these 
nurseries shall be furnished to the commonwealth without 
expense for use upon reservations set aside for the propaga- 
tion of forest growths for other than park purposes. All 
stock grown in nurseries established under this section shall 
be used within the commonwealth and shall be furnished 
to state institutions without charge. The forester may 
distribute seeds and seedlings to land owners, citizens of 
the commonwealth, under such conditions and restrictions 
as he may determine, subject to the approval of the governor 
and council. The forester, with the advice and consent of 
the governor and council, may expend from time to time 
such sum as is appropriated therefor by the general court 
in purchasing, for the establishment of nurseries provided 
for by this section, lands situated within the commonwealth 
and adapted to the propagation of forest tree seedlings. 

{The foregoing ivas laid before the governor on the twenty- 
second day of March, 192G, and after five days it had "the 
force of a law", as prescribed by the constitution, as it was 
not returned by him with his objections thereto within that 
time.) 



State forester 
may establish 
aud maintain 
nurseries for 
propagation of 
forest tree 
aeedlings, etc. 



Furnishing to 
commonwealth 
of seedlings 
without ex- 
pense, etc. 
Stock to be 
used within 
commonwealth , 
etc. 

Distribution of 
seeds, etc., to 
land owners, 
etc. 



Purchase of 
lands for es- 
tablishment of 
nurseries. 



C/ia?). 165 An Act authorizing the city of new Bedford to borrow 

MONEY FOR SE\VERAGE PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

City of New Section 1. For the purpose of sewer construction, the 

borrow money City of New Bedford may borrow from time to time, within 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 16G. 161 

u period of five years from the passage of tliis act, such for sewerage 

sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in tlie aggregate, ''"■'i^"'*''''- 

one hundred and fifty thousand iloUars, and may issue 

bonds or notes therefor, which siiail bear on their face the 

words, New Bedford Sewer Loan, Act of 192(). Each New Bedford 

authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such AT'^'f^oo^i*' 

I I 11 1 • 1 • 1 I. 1 • A'-'t ot 1926. 

loans shall be paid \xi not more than twenty years from their 
dates, but no issue shall be authorized under this act unless 
a sum equal to an amount not less than ten per cent of such 
authorized issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised 
Ijy the tax levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness 
incurred untler this act shall be in excess of the statutory 
limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject to 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the 
proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter 
three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 30, 1926. 



Chap. 166 



An Act authorizing an exchange by the metropolitan 
district commission and the boston and albany 

railroad COMPANY OF TWO PARCELS OF LAND, ONE LYING 
IN THE CITY OF NEWTON AND THE OTHER PARTLY IN SAID 
CITY AND IN THE TOWN OF WESTON, AND A RELOCATION 
OF THE NEWTON LOWER FALLS BRANCH OF SAID COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The metropolitan district commission, act- Exchange by 
ing in the name and behalf of the commonwealth, may 'ustric^'com- 
convey to the Boston and Albany Railroad Company, mission and 
subject to the provisions of the lease to The New York Albany Rail- 
Central Railroad Company, a parcel of land on the southerly of^c*er?ain par-^ 
side of the Charles river in the city of Newton five rods t;eia of land lu 
wide and containing approximately one hundred and fifty- Westou. 
one thousand square feet, for a new location, in exchange 
for a conveyance from the Boston and Albany Railroad 
Company of a portion of its location partly in the town 
of Weston and partly in the city of Newton containing 
approximately one hundred and seventy-seven thousand 
square feet. 

Section 2. The Boston and Albany Railroad Com- Boston and 
pany may relocate that part of its Newton Lower Falls road company 
branch lying north of the Charles river upon the southerly may relocate 
side of said river over land to be acquired from the metro- Newton Lower 
politan district commission under section one, by filing a ^'^^'* branch, 
description thereof with the county commissioners of the 
county of Middlesex within one year after the effective date 
of this act. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 30, 1926. 



162 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 167, 16S, 169. 



ChapA67 ^^ ^^t authorizing the town of holliston to acquire 

AND USE for highway PURPOSES A CERTAIN PORTION 
OF THE OLD BRAGGVILLE CEMETERY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The town of Holliston may take bj^ eminent domain 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire 
by purchase or otherwise, for highway purposes, the whole 
or a part of a certain portion of the Old Braggville cemetery 
situated on the westerly side of Washington street in said 
town, said portion being bounded and described as follows: 
Beginning at the southeast corner of said cemetery at the 
present location line of Washington street; thence north- 
westerly by said cemetery fifteen feet to a point; thence 
southwesterly by said cemetery sixty feet to a point; thence 
northeasterly fifty-six feet to the point of beginning. 

Approved March 30, 1926. 



Town of 
Holliston may 
acquire and 
use for highway 
purposes a cer- 
tain portion of 
Old Braggville 
cemetery. 



C/iap.l68 



G. L. 233, § 70, 
amended. 



Courts to take 
judicial notice 
of law of other 
jurisdictions. 



G. L. 233, 

§§ 71, 72, 
repealed. 



An Act concerning the law of other jurisdictions. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and thirty-three of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
seventy and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 70. The courts shall take judicial notice of the law 
of the United States or of any state, territory or dependency 
thereof or of a foreign country whenever the same shall be 
material. 

Section 2. Sections seventy-one and seventy-two of 
said chapter two hundred and thirty-three are hereby re- 
pealed. Approved March 30, 1926, 



C/ia^). 169 An Act relative to certain ancient burial places in 

THE city of LOWELL. 



Town of 
Dracut may 
transfer to city 
of Lowell all 
its right, title, 
etc., in certain 
ancient burial 
grounds. 
Hildreth Ceme- 
tery. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon such terms as may be mutually 
agreed upon, the town of Dracut may, on or before Decem- 
ber thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, trans- 
fer to the city of Lowell all its right, title and interest in the 
following ancient burial grounds situated in the city of 
Lowell: The burial ground known as the Hildreth Cemetery, 
bounded substantially as follows: Northeasterly by Hildreth 
street; northwesterly by a passageway leading to the Gen- 
eral Butler private burial ground; southwesterly and again 
northwesterly by said General Butler private burial ground; 
southwesterly again by land of Paul Butler heirs; southerly 
and southwesterly again by land now or formerly of one 
Petit; southerly and southwesterly again by land now or 
formerly of one Begin; and southerly by land now or for- 
merly of one Lyman. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 170, 171. 163 

The burial pround known as the Hamblet Cemetery, Hambiet 
hounded substantially as follows: Northeasterly by Jordan Cemetery, 
street; westerly, southerly and easterly by land now or 
formerly of the Maynard Land Company. 

Section 2. The town of Dracut upon the transfer of Trust funds for 
each of said cemeteries as herein aiithorized shall pay over of lots, etc., 
to the city of Lowell all money held by it in trust for the P«^v™^nt over. 
perpetual care of lots in said cemetery, and said city shall 
thereafter hold said money for the perpetual care of lots in 
said cemetery in accordance with the provisions of the 
General Laws relating thereto. Approved March 30, 1926. 



An Act further extending the time for completing nUf.^ 170 

THE railroad OF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD ^' 

corporation, subject to certain conditions. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The time within which the Southern New Extension of 
England Railroad Corporation may complete and open its pi^lnrrariroad 
railroad for use is hereby further extended to December of Southern 
thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty -nine; provided, Raiiroadfcor- 
notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special po^at'on. 
law, that the state department of public w^orks shall have 
the right to construct waj's crossing at grade the right of 
way of said corporation in the towns of Palmer and Stur- 
bridge, and that in the event of the actual construction and 
operation of its railroad by said corporation it shall, at its 
own expense, separate the grades of such ways and of its 
tracks where crossing as aforesaid in such manner as may 
be approved by said department and by the state depart- 
ment of public utilities. 

Section 2. This act shall not take effect unless and until J„^ep£nceT° 
its provisions are accepted by vote of the board of directors etc. 
of said corporation, and an attested copy of such A^ote is 
filed with the state secretary within thirty days after such 
acceptance. Approved March 30, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the aveymouth trust company to (Jfi(jr) 171 

ESTABLISH AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OFFICE IN THE TOWN 
OF WEYMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Weymouth Trust Company, having its Weymouth 
principal place of business in the town of Weymouth, may, may establish"'' 
with the approval of the board of bank incorporation, t'^'^'*'^^^! 

,,., '^,,.. ,. • ~, . ., '• branch otnce in 

establish an additional branch omce in said town, the same town of 
to be located in that section of said town known as East ^y'"""^ 
Weymouth; provided, that the branch office hereby au- Proviso. 
thorized is established within six months after the passage 
of this act. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 31, 1926. 



164 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 172, 173, 174. 



Chap. 172 An Act extending further the duration of a law 

PENALIZING THE VIOLATION OF CERTAIN RIGHTS OF TEN- 
ANTS. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whercnfi, The deferred operation of this act would defeat 
its purpose to continue to provide immediate and uninter- 
rupted relief from hardship incident to the present scarcity 
of houses and buildings available for habitation, therefore 
it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for 
the immediate preservation of the public health and con- 
venience. 



1920. 555, § 2, 
etc., amended. 



Time extended 
on law penal- 
zing violation 
of certain 
rights of 
tenants. 

Chap.l7S 



Emergency 
preamble. 



1925. 86. § 3. 
amended. 



Time extended 
on law relative 
to termination 
of tenancies at 
will. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter five hundred and fifty-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, as amended by chap- 
ter four hundred and ninety-one of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-one, by section two of chapter three 
hundred and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two, by chapter six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three, by section one of chapter seventy-two of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four and by chap- 
ter one hundred and ninety-two of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-five, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the third line, the word "twenty-six" and inserting 
in place thereof the word: — twenty-seven, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 2. This act shall become null and 
void on the first day of May in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven. Approved March 31, 1926. 

An Act extending further the duration of an act 
relative to the termination of tenancies at will. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would defeat 
its purpose to continue to provide immediate relief from 
hardship incident to the present scarcity of houses and 
buildings available for habitation, it is accordingly declared 
to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preser- 
vation of the public safety and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter eighty-six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-five is hereby amended by striking out, 
in the third line, the word "twenty-six" and inserting in 
place thereof the word : ■ — twenty-seven, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section S. Section one of this act shall become 
null and void on the first day of May in the year nineteen 
hundred and twenty-seven. Approved March 31, 1926. 



Chap. 11 A. An Act relative to the fees to be charged for insur- 
ance brokers' licenses issued to certain partner- 
ships. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 174. 165 

an rniprgency law, necessary for the inimediatc preservation 
of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fourteen of chapter one Iiundred G- ^^ '^s, j 14. 
and seventy-five of the General Laws, as amended hy chap- 
ter one hundred and sixty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one, by section one of chapter four hundred and 
fifty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four and 
by section one of chapter one hundred and twenty-four of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby fur- 
ther amended by striking out all after the word "license" 
in the forty-second line down to and including the word 
"dollars" in the fifty-fourth line and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — ; provided, that the fee to be col- 
lected for an insurance broker's license issued under said 
section one hundred and seventy-three to a partnership 
composed entirely of residents of other states of the United 
States eligible therefor under said section one hundred and 
sixty-six, and covering all the partners, shall be twenty-five 
dollars and that the aggregate fees to be collected for such 
a license issued as aforesaid to any other partnership shall 
not exceed one hundred dollars, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 14- He shall collect and pay to the commonwealth Collection of 
charges and fees as follows: for each examination prior to and^fTes' by"^^ 
granting a license or a certificate of authority to issue policies of'iJXrance^'^ 
of insurance or annuity or pure endowment contracts as 
provided in sections four and thirty-two, fifty dollars; for 
the valuation of life policies of a domestic company as pro- 
vided in section nine, two and one half mills for each thou- 
sand dollars of insurance; for each certificate issued under 
section sixteen, two dollars, provided that such certificates Provisos, 
shall be issued without charge for the use of the common- 
wealth; for each certificate under section thirty-two, two 
dollars; for each special license under clause (g) of section 
fifty-one or of section fifty-four, ten dollars; for each cer- 
tificate issued by the commissioner under section seventy or 
seventy-one, two dollars; for filing copy of charter or deed of 
settlement of each foreign company under section one hun- 
dred and fifty-one, thirty dollars; for filing financial state- 
ment with the application for admission of a foreign com- 
pany under said section one hundred and fifty-one, and 
for the filing of each annual statement by a foreign company 
under section twenty-five, twenty dollars; for each service 
of lawful process upon him as attorney for a foreign company 
under section one hundred and fifty-one and section one 
hundred and fifty-four, two dollars; provided, that such 
fee shall not be required for the service of process in any 
criminal proceeding; for each license or renewal thereof to 
an insurance agent of any company under section one hun- 
dred and sixty-three, two dollars; for each license or renewal 
thereof to an insurance broker under section one hundred 
and sixty-six, twenty-five dollars; for each license or re- 



166 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 174. 



Proviso. 



G. L. 175, § 166 
etc., amended. 



Licensing of 

insurance 

brokers. 



Applications. 



newal thereof to a special insurance broker under section 
one hundred and sixty-eight, twenty-five dollars; for each 
license or renewal thereof to an adjuster of fire losses under 
section one hundred and seventy-two, ten dollars; for each 
license or renewal thereof to a voluntary association under 
section one hundred and seventy-two A, to a partnership 
under section one hundred and seventy-three or to a cor- 
poration under section one hundred and seventy-four, the 
fees hereinbefore prescribed for like licenses issued to indi- 
viduals under said section one hundred and sixty-three, one 
hundred and sixty-six, one hundred and sixt^^-eight or one 
hundred and seventy-two, for each trustee, partner or officer 
to be covered by the license; provided, that the fee to be 
collected for an insurance broker's license issued under said 
section one hundred and seventy-three to a partnership 
composed entirely of residents of other states of the United 
States eligible therefor under said section one hundred and 
sixty-six, and covering all the partners, shall be twenty-five 
dollars and that the aggregate fees to be collected for such 
a license issued as aforesaid to any other partnership shall 
not exceed one hundred dollars; for each certificate of the 
valuation of the policies of any life company and for each 
certificate of the examination, condition or qualification of 
a company, two dollars; for each copy of any paper on file 
in the office of the commissioner, twenty cents a page and 
for copies of tabulations, forty cents a page and two dollars 
for certifying the same; and all other fees and charges due 
the commonwealth for any official act or service of the 
commissioner. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and sixty-six of said 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five, as amended by section 
eleven of chapter four hundred and fifty of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-four and by section three of chap- 
ter one hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further amended by 
striking out, in the twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth lines, 
the words", except as provided in section fourteen," — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 166. The commissioner 
may, upon the payment of the fee prescribed by section 
fourteen, issue to any suitable person of full age resident in 
the commonwealth, or resident in any other state of the 
United States granting brokers' licenses or like privileges to 
residents of the commonwealth, a license to act as an in- 
surance broker to negotiate, continue or rencAv contracts of 
insurance or annuity or pure endowment contracts, or to 
place risks, or effect insurance with any qualified domestic 
company or its agents, or with the lawfully constituted and 
licensed resident agents in this commonwealth of any 
foreign company duly admitted to issue such policies or con- 
tracts therein upon the folloAving conditions: The applicant 
for the license shall file with the commissioner a written 
application upon a form provided by the commissioner, 
which shall be executed on oath by the applicant and kept 



Acts, 1926.— Chap. 175. 167 

on file hy the commissioner. Tlie application shall state 
tile name, ajie, residence ami occupation of the applicant at 
the time of makinj; the application, his occni)ati()n for the 
live years next preceding the ilate of the application, that the 
applicant intends to iiold himself out and carry on business 
in good faith as an insurance broker, and such other infor- 
mation as the commissioner may require. The application 
shall also contain a statement as to the trustworthiness and 
competency of the applicant, signed by at least three repu- 
table citizens of this commonwealth. If the commissioner issue, 
is satisfied that tlie applicant is trustworthy and competent '^='f*"'"^'°"' 
and intends to hold himself out and carry on business in 
good faith as an insurance broker, he shall issue the license, 
which shall expire in one year from its date, unless sooner 
revoked or suspended as provided herein. The license Renewal, fee, 
may, in the discretion of the commissioner, be renewed, 
upon payment of the fee prescribed by section fourteen, for 
any succeeding year without requiring anew the detailed 
information hereinbefore specified. The commissioner may Revocation or 
at any time, for cause shown and after a hearing, revoke the ^"^p^'^^'"^- 
license or suspend it for a period not exceeding the unexpired 
term thereof, and may, for cause shown and after a hearing, 
revoke the license while so suspended, and shall notify the 
licensee in writing of such revocation or suspension, and 
may publish a notice of such revocation or suspension in 
such manner as he may deem necessary for the protection 
of the public. Whoever, not being a duly licensed insurance Penalty for 
agent of the company in which any policy of insurance or bro'ke^r without 
any annuity or pure endowment contract is effected or an license, etc. 
officer of a domestic company acting under section one 
hundred and sixty-five, acts as an insurance broker as de- 
fined in section one hundred and sixty-two, without such 
license or during a suspension of his license, shall be pun- 
ished by a fine of not less than twenty nor more than five 
hundred dollars. Approved March 31, 1926. 

An Act providing further for the identification of Chap. 17 5 

CANDIDATES SEEKING RE-ELECTION AT STATE AND CITY 
ELECTIONS OR RENOMINATION AT PRELIMINARY ELECTIONS 
IN CERTAIN CITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. Section forty-one of chapter fifty-four of [^i^jp^;.^ *^' 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the amended. 
word "designations" in the thirteenth and fourteenth lines 
the following new sentence: — To the name of a candidate 
for a state or city office who is an elected incumbent thereof 
and who is one of two or more candidates therefor bearing 
the same name, there shall be added in the same space the 
words "Candidate for Re-election", — so that the third 
paragraph will read as follows : — To the name of each Election ballots 
candidate for a state or city office, except city offices in cities poUtiJal'desig- 
where political designations are forbidden, shall be added nationeofcan- 



108 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 176. 



diiiates, exce^it, 
etc. 

To contain 
words "Can- 
didate for Re- 
election," 
when. 

To contain 
party desig- 
nations, etc., of 
candidates for 
town otticea. 

Nomination 

Capers and 
allots in con- 
nection with 
preliminary 
elections in 
certain cities 
to contain 
words "Candi- 
date for 

Reuomiuatiou," 
when. 



in the same space his party or pohtical designation or desig- 
nations. To the name of a candidate for a state or city 
office who is an elected incumbent thereof and who is one of 
two or more candidates tlierefor bearing the same name, 
there shall be added in the same space the words " Candidate 
for Re-election". To the name of each candidate for a 
town office upon an official ballot shall be added the desig- 
nation of the party or principle which he represents, con- 
tained in the certificate of nomination or nomination papers. 
Section 2. In any city where the nomination of candi- 
dates for election to city office is made by a preliminary 
election, the nomination paper of any candidate for nomi- 
nation thereat who is an elected incumbent of the office for 
which he seeks renomination shall bear in addition to his 
name and other facts now required by law the words " Can- 
didate for Renomination", and, if he is one of two or more 
persons bearing the same name who are candidates for the 
same office, the ballot to be used at said preliminary election 
shall have printed against his name the words " Candidate 
for Renomination", notwithstanding the provisions of its 
charter or of any other law. Approved March 31, 1926. 



Chap. 



G. L. 81, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



General duties 
of division of 
highways of 
department of 
public works. 



Preparation 
and sale of 
maps, etc. 



Erection and 
maintenance of 
guide posts, 
etc., on cer- 
tain ways. 



176 An Act providing for the erection and maintenance 
by the division of highways of guide posts and 

other DEVICES ON CERTAIN WAYS AND DISPENSING WITH 
THE DUTY OF SAID DIVISION TO NAME STATE HIGHWAYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Chapter eighty-one of the General Laws, as amended in 
section one by section one of chapter fifty-seven of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section one, as so amended, 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 1. 
The division of highways of the department of public 
works, in this chapter called the division, shall compile 
statistics relative to the public ways of counties, cities 
and towns, and make such investigations relative thereto 
as it considers expedient. It may be consulted by, and 
shall without charge advise, officers of counties, cities or 
towns having the care of and authority over public ways as 
to their construction, maintenance, alteration or repair; 
but such advice shall not impair the legal duties and obliga- 
tions of any county, city or town. It shall prepare maps 
of the commonwealth on which shall be shown county, city 
and town boundaries, the public ways and the state highways, 
with their names if practicable, and may sell such maps or 
other maps prepared by it from time to time in connection 
with the work under its charge at such prices and on such 
conditions as it may determine. It shall erect and maintain 
at convenient points on state highways, or on ways leading 
thereto, and on all main highways between cities and towns, 
such guide posts, signboards, signs, signals, markers, lights 



meetings, etc. 



Acts, 1026. — Chaps. 177, 178. 169 

and other devices as it may deem necessary and advisJ^ble 

for promoting the public safety and convenience. It shall information 

collect and collate information relative to the geological for- road building 

mation of the commonwealth so far as it relates to materials materials, etc. 

suitable for road building, the location of which it shall, so 

far as practicable, designate on said maps, which shall be 

open to the inspection of officers of counties, cities and towns 

having the care of and authority over public ways. It 2t'L*,1'L" f''^''" 

shall give public notice of and hold at least one public 

meeting annually in each county for the open discussion of 

questions relative to the public ways. 

Approved March 31, 1026. 



An Act regulating practice as to exceptions in suits rhfiT> 177 
IN equity. ■' 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Chapter tAvo hundred and fourteen of the General Laws is G. L. 211, new 
hereby amended by inserting after section twenty-five the f^b^'^ ^^*" 
following new section: — Section 25 A. In suits in equity a Practice as to 
final decree shall be entered although exceptions have been su?tfin'equit.y 
taken or a bill of exceptions has been filed and allowed, but regulated. 
execution and operation of the decree so entered shall be 
stayed until the exceptions have been disposed of unless 
the judge who made the ruling to which the exception or 
exceptions were taken finds that the exceptions are im- 
material, frivolous or intended for delay. 

Approved March 31, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the city of woburn to compensate rhr,^ 17Q 

PHILIP H. DOHERTY FOR DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY THE ' 

taking of certain LAND IN SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Woburn may pay to Philip H. city of Wobum 
Doherty, of Woburn, a sum not exceeding fifty -six hundred sate Philip h. 
and ninety dollars in discharge of a moral obligation upon ^rtalnLlid 
said city to compensate said Doherty for a taking by eminent taking dam- 
domain by the commonwealth, for the purposes of state 
highway alteration and construction, of certain land situated 
near Cambridge street in said city, on July sixteenth, nine- 
teen hundred and twentj'-one, said city having agreed to 
indemnify the commonwealth against all claims and de- 
mands for damages on account of such taking. The pay- 
ment authorized by this act, when made, shall be in full 
satisfaction of all claims and demands against said city and 
against the commonwealth on account of such taking. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Submission to 
ance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the etc^ ^ounci , 
provisions of its charter. Approved March 31, 1926. 



170 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 179, ISO. 



Chap. 179 An Act authorizing the Worcester polytechnic in- 
stitute TO HOLD additional REAL AND PERSONAL ES- 
TATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter seventy-seven of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and ninety-two, as amended by section two of 
chapter eleven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, 
is hereby further amended by striking out the word "five" 
in the last line and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
ten, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute is hereby authorized to receive by gift, 
devise, bequest or otherwise, and to hold and use for the 
purposes for which said institute was incorporated, real and 
personal estate to an amount not exceeding ten million 
dollars. Approved March 31, 1926. 



189:, 77, n, 

etc., amended. 



Worcester 
Polytechnic 
Institute may 
receive, hold 
and use 
property, etc. 



Certain deal- 
ings between 
city of New- 
buryport and 
its officials 
and employees 
prohibited. 



Proviso. 



Chap. 180 An Act relative to certain dealings between the 

CITY OF NEAVBURYPORT AND ITS OFFICIALS AND EM- 
PLOYEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for the mayor or any 
member of the city council or school committee of the city 
of Newburyport, or for any officer or employee of the city 
receiving compensation from the city, directly or indirectly, 
to make a contract with the city, or to sell supplies or ma- 
terial to the city, or to receive any commission, discount, 
bonus, gift, contribution or reward from, or any share in the 
profits of, any person or corporation making or performing 
such a contract or making any such sale, or to receive any 
compensation or commission for services rendered to the 
city, except his official salary' and fees specifically provided 
for by law; provided, that when a contractor with the city 
is a corporation or a voluntary stock association, any city 
officer or employee owning less than five per cent of the 
stock or shares actually issued shall not be deemed to have 
violated this section, and such ownership shall not alTect 
the validity of the contract unless the city officer or em- 
ployee is also an officer or agent of the corporation or associ- 
ation or solicits or takes part in the making of the contract, 
otherwise than by signing the same in his official capacity. 

This provision shall not apply to officers who are officers 
or directors of banks or trust companies, chartered under 
the laws of the United States or of the commonwealth, in 
respect to dealings between the city and such banks or 
trust companies. 

A violation of this section shall render the contract or 
sale in respect to which such violation occurs voidable at the 
option of the city. Any person violating any provision of 
this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than one 
thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than one 
year, or by both. 



Not applicable 
to certain 
bank officers, 
etc. 



Violations to 
render con- 
tracts, etc., 
voidable. 
Penalty. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 181, 182. 171 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- l^l "°"°"'' 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs Proviso. 
during the current year. Approved March SI, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the taking of hares and rabbits Chav 181 

DAMAGING VEGETABLES, CROPS, FRUIT TREES AND OTHER 
VALUABLE GROWTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws g. l. isi, § 49, 
is hereby amended by striking out section forty-nine and *™*"'i'^'i- 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Sectiuii Jf9. An Taking of 
owner or occupant of land, or, if authorized by such owner J'abbHs'dam- 
or occupant, any member of his familv or person permanently aging veg- 

1 J ..1 1 1 1 0. etablee, crops, 

employed thereon, may, upon such land, capture, pursue, fruit trees, etc. 

wound or kill, or take by means of a box trap, a rabbit or 

hare which such owner or occupant, or member or person 

so authorized, has reasonable cause to believe has damaged 

or is about to damage any vegetable, crop, fruit tree or other 

valuable growth on such land. No person shall barter or 

sell a hare or rabbit captured, wounded, killed or trapped 

under this section. An owner or occupant by whom or by Report as to 

whose authority hares or rabbits are so captured, wounded, |tc. ^^ '°^''' 

killed or trapped shall, within twenty-four hours thereafter, 

make a written report to the director, stating the time and 

place and the number of hares and rabbits so captured, 

wounded, killed or trapped and the disposition made of 

them. Failure to make such a report as aforesaid shall be Penalty. 

punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars. 

Approved March 31, 1926. 



ChapAH2 



An Act relative to hospital buildings in the city of 

BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Every building in the city of Boston exceed- Certain hospital 
ing three stories or forty feet in height hereafter erected, city1)TBoston 
altered or designed for use or occupation as a hospital shall stairways, 
be provided with not less than two fireproof enclosed stair- etc!"^ '*° '°^^' 
ways, and such additional like stairways as the building 
commissioner of said city, in this act called the commissioner, 
may determine to be necessary. All of said stairways shall 
be so located with the approval of the commissioner as to 
furnish a ready and unobstructed means of egress from all 
parts of the building. All of said stairways and the stair 
landings shall have such clear width between hand rails and 
wall_as the commissioner may require, but in no event less 
than forty-four inches, and the stair landings shall be free 
from steps and winders. At least one of the stairways shall 
communicate with the roof of the building, and all the stair- 
ways shall have such exits to grade as the commissioner may 



172 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 183. 



Smokeproof 
doors. 

Board of ap- 
peal, etc., to 
act, etc. 



Appeals to said 

board. 



Appellant to 
pay fee, etc. 



Hearings and 

decisions. 



Certain in- 
consistent pro- 
visions not to 
apply, etc. 

Penalty. 



require. Such smokeproof doors shall be installed in the 
building as the commissioner may require. 

Section 2. The board of appeal provided for by section 
six of chapter five hundred and fifty of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and seven and amendments thereof shall act as a 
board of appeal under this act and under sections one and 
two of chapter one hundred and sixty-three of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, and the members 
thereof shall receive therefor the same compensation as is 
provided in said section six. Any person aggrieved by a 
requirement of the commissioner under this act or under 
said section one or two, or by a refusal of the commissioner 
to issue a permit on account thereof, may appeal within 
ninety days after being notified of such requirement or re- 
fusal to the board of appeal. The appellant shall pay to 
the commissioner a fee of ten dollars before his appeal shall 
be heard by the board, and all such fees shall be deposited 
by the commissioner with the city collector not later than 
one week after receipt. After notice given to such parties 
as the board shall order, a hearing shall be had and the board 
shall affirm, annul or modify the requirement or refusal of 
the commissioner and shall notify the commissioner and the 
appellant thereof. If the requirement or refusal is affirmed, 
it shall have full force and effect, but if annulled or modified, 
the commissioner shall revoke or amend the requirement 
appealed from or shall issue a permit, if a permit has been 
refused, in accordance with the decision of the board. De- 
cisions of the board hereunder shall be in writing and shall 
require the assent of at least three members. 

Section 3. So much of said chapter one hundred and 
sixty-three as is inconsistent herewith shall not apply to 
hospital buildings described in section one. 

Section 4. Violation of this act shall be punished by a 
fine of not more than five hundred dollars. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 2, 1926. 



C/lOjO. 183 An Act amending and extending further the duration 
OF an act to provide for a discretionary stay of 
proceedings in certain actions of summary process 
and temporarily abolishing fictitious costs in said 
actions. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would defeat 
its purpose to continue to provide relief from hardship 
incident to the present scarcity of houses and buildings 
available for habitation, therefore it is hereby declared to 
be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public health and convenience. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
1920, 577, § 1, Section 1. Chapter five hundred and seventy-seven of 

amended. . i i i i • i i i j 

the acts ol nineteen hundred and twenty is hereby amended 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 184. 173 

by striking" out section one antl inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 1 . In an action of sunnnary proc- Discretionary 
ess to recover possession of premises occupied for dwelling ccedingfia 
purposes, other than a room or rooms in a hotel, lodging actions of 

1 -1 1 , 11 J.-XJ summary proc- 

house or rooming liouse, where a tenancy has been termmated ess to recover 
without fault of the tenant, either by operation of law or dwellings" °* 
by act of the landlord, except by a notice to quit for non- 
payment of rent as provided in section twelve of chapter 
one hundred and eighty-six of the General Laws, a dis- 
cretionary stay of judgment and execution may be granted, 
as hereinafter provided, upon application of the tenant, for 
a period not exceeding three months, as the court may 
deem just and reasonable. 

Section 2. Section six of said chapter five hundred and i920, 577, § e, 

, iiii.j.j?i.iii stc, amended. 

seventy-seven, as amended by chapter tour hundred and 
ninety of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, by 
section three of chapter three hundred and fifty-seven of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, by section 
two of chapter thirty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and tw^enty-three, by section two of chapter seventy-two 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four and by 
chapter one hundred and eleven of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-five, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the third line, the word "twenty-six" and inserting 
in place thereof the word : — twenty-seven, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 6. This act shall become null and onTaV^pro" ^ 
void on the first day of May in the year nineteen hundred viding for stay 

'''''' of proceedings 

and twenty-seven. in summary 

Section 3. Section one of this act shall not apply to p[°««s« ^c^o"**' 

pending causes of action. Approved April 2, 192G. Limit of appli- 
cation of sec- 
tion one. 

An Act relative to appropriations for school purposes fhnr) 1 84 

IN the city of CAMBRIDGE. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The school committee of the city of Cam- Appropriations 
bridge shall annually appropriate money for the maintenance ^c^iTO^'com^^* 
of the schools and school buildings, and for the salaries of mittee. 
all teachers and other employees, including janitors of 
school buildings, employed by them; provided, that the Proviso. 
words "maintenance of school buildings" shall not include 
the restoration of a school building when damaged or de- 
stroyed by fire, explosion, or other unavoidable casualty. 
The total amount thus to be appropriated for the aforesaid ^moun^^o be 
purposes, in addition to such further sums as may be given appropriated, 
therefor, the income collected, the balance of appropriations '**'^" 
of preceding years and the amounts authorized under section 
thirty of chapter forty-four of the General Laws, shall not 
exceed for the financial year ending on March thirty-first, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, and for each financial 
year thereafter, nine dollars on each one thousand dollars 
of taxable property of the city, to be estimated by taking 



174 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 185, 186. 



Certain incon- 
sistent pro- 
visions of law 
repealed. 



the average amount of taxable property during the three 
preceding years. 

Section 2. So much of the provisions of section thirty- 
one of chapter three hundred and sixty-four of the acts of 
eighteen hundred and ninety-one, as amended by section 
two of chapter five hundred and sixty-six of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and seven, by chapter three hundred and 
sixty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and eight, by 
chapter three hundred and ninety-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and nine and by section one of chapter eight hun- 
dred and four of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen, 
and so much of the provisions of chapter four hundred and 
forty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven and of 
chapter two hundred and forty-eight of the Special Acts of 
nineteen hundred and nineteen, as regulates appropriations 
for school purposes in said city and as is inconsistent here- 
with is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April £, 19-2U. 



Chciv.\^^ An Act to establish the salary of the director of 

REGISTRATION. 



G. L. 13, § 
amended. 



Director of 
registration, 
salary, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section eight of chapter thirteen of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out, in the third line, the words 
"fifteen hundred" and inserting in place thereof the words: 
— two thousand, — so as to read as follows : — Section S. 
The division of registration shall be under the supervision 
of a director, to be known as the director of registration, at 
such salary, not exceeding two thousand dollars, as the 
governor and council may determine. Upon the expiration 
of the term of office of a director, his successor shall be ap- 
pointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of 
the council, for not exceeding two years. 

Approved April 2, 1926. 



1906, 422, etc., 
repealed. 



C/iajO. 186 ^'^N ^^'^ repealing A CERTAIN ACT REGULATING THE PRICE 
OF GAS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON AND CERTAIN NEIGHBORING 
• MUNICIPALITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and twenty-two of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and six, and amendments 
thereof, are hereby repealed, and after the effective date of 
this act the Boston Consolidated Gas Company, and its 
successors and assigns, shall be subject to the provisions of 
general law as to all matters theretofore regulated by the 
provisions of said chapter four hundred and twenty-two, 
as amended, except as otherwise expressly provided. 

Section 2. This act shall not take effect unless and until 
its provisions are accepted by vote of the board of directors 



Boston 

Consolidated 
Gas Company, 
etc., subject 
to general 
law regulating 
price of gas, 
etc. 

Effective 
upon accept- 
ance, etc. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 187, 188. 175 

of said corporation, and an attested copy of such vote is 
filed with the state secretary within thirty days after such 
acceptance. Ajiprovcd Aj)nl 2, 1926. 



An Act dispensing with the oath as a method of verify- nhnfi 187 

ING CERTAIN WRITTEN INSTRUMENTS. ^* 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and sixty-eight of the G. l. 268, new 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section |''{'*^'°° ^f*®^ 
one the following new section: — Section lA. Except in a Written 
judicial proceeding or in a proceeding in a course of justice, fte.'Tn He"' 
no written statement required by law shall be required to ^fof^'^-eto- 
be verified by oath or affirmation before a magistrate if it of certain 
contains or is verified by a written declaration that it is ment!"^*^*^ 
made under the penalties of .perjury. Whoever signs and Perjury, if, etc. 
issues such a written statement containing or verified by 
such a written declaration shall be guilty of perjury and 
subject to the penalties thereof if such statement is wilfully 
false in a material matter. 

Section 2. The paragraph entitled "Sixth" of section g.l.4.$6.„ 
six of chapter four of the General Laws is hereby' amended amendtd.**^ ' 
by adding at the end thereof the following: — , or such oath 
may be dispensed with if the writing required to be sworn 
to contains or is verified by a written declaration under the 
provisions of section one A of chapter two hundred and 
sixty-eight, — so as to read as follows: — Sixth, Wherever Oath or 
any writing is required to be sworn to or acknowledged, such ment°^efofe 
oath or acknoAvledgment shall be taken before a justice of ^hom. 
the peace, notary public or special commissioner, or such oath Oath 
may be dispensed with if the writing required to be sworn i/.^eto!^^ '^'^ 
to contains or is verified by a written declaration under the 
provisions of section one A of chapter two hundred and 
sixty-eight. Approved April 2, 1926. 



An Act relative to the educational requirements of ChavA^S 
certain minors. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section L Section two of chapter seventy-two of the g. l. 72, j 2. 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the first ^™^° 
sentence and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
The school committee of each town shall ascertain and 
record the names, ages and such other information as may 
be required by the department of education, of all minors 
residing therein between five and sixteen, and of all minors 
over sixteen who do not meet the requirements for the 
completion of the sixth grade of the public schools of the 
town where he resides, — so as to read as follows : — Section Registration 
2. The school committee of each town shall ascertain and minors^by 
record the names, ages and such other information as may ^'^^'j^.^ggg 



176 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 188. 



Penalty for 
withholding 
information, 
etc. 



Duties, etc., 
of attend- 
ance officers. 



School 
committees 
to report 
certain 
statistics. 



Private 
schools to 
report as to 
enrolments, 
etc. 



G. L. 76, § 3, 
amended. 

Certain minors 
to attend 
evening 
schools. 



Attendance in 
town where 
employed. 



PenaltieH. 



be required by the department of education, of all minors 
residing therein between five and sixteen, and of all minors 
over sixteen who do not meet the requirements for the 
completion of the sixth grade of the public schools of the 
town where he resides. Whoever, in control of any such 
minor, withholds information sought by a school committee 
or its agents under this section or makes a false statement 
relative thereto, shall be punished by a fine of not more 
than fifty dollars. Attendance officers, under the direction 
of the committee and superintendent of schools, shall have 
charge of the records required by this section, shall be re- 
sponsible for their completeness and accuracy, and shall 
receive the co-operation of principals, teachers and super- 
visory officers in the discharge of their duties hereunder. A 
card, as prescribed by the department, shall be kept for 
every child whose name is recorded hereunder. Attendance 
officers shall compare the names of children enrolled in 
the public and private schools with the names of those 
recorded as required herein, and examine carefully into all 
cases where children of school age are not enrolled in, and 
attending school, as required by section one of chapter 
seventy-six. 

The annual school committee report shall set forth the 
number of children recorded as herein required, classified 
by ages, together with the number attending public or 
private schools, and the number not attending school, in 
any given year. 

The supervisory officers of all private schools shall, within 
thirty days after the enrolment or registration of any child 
of compulsory school age, report his name, age and residence 
to the superintendent of schools of the town where the child 
resides; and whenever a child withdraws from a private 
school, such officers shall, within ten days, notify said 
superintendent. 

Section 2. Chapter seventy-six of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section three and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 3. Every 
minor between sixteen and twenty-one, except a married 
woman, who does not meet the requirements for the com- 
pletion of the sixth grade of the public schools of the town 
where he resides shall, except as otherwise provided herein, 
attend some public evening school, if any, in the town of 
his residence, for the whole time during which the public 
evening schools are in session, unless he attends a public 
day school, or a private school approved as provided in 
section one by the school committee, or unless his physical 
or mental condition is such as to render his attendance 
harmful or impractical. Any such minor may, with the 
consent of the school committee of the town in which he 
resides, attend a public evening school in the town where 
he is employed, upon such terms as may be agreed upon 
by the school committees of such towns. Wilful violation 
of this section by such a minor shall be punished by a fine 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 188. 177 

of not less than five dollars; failure for six sessions within 
a period of one month by any person in control of such a 
minor to cause his attendance shall, on complaint by an 
attendance officer, be punished by a fine of not more than 
twenty dollars. 

Section 3. Cha})ter one hundred and forty-nine of the c. l. 149, $ 95, 
General LaAvs, as amended in section ninety-five by chapter ^tc amended. 
three hundred and forty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Srdion 95. No minor over sixteen and under twenty-one Educational 
shall be employed in a factory, workshop, manufacturing, empkTyed^"* 
mechanical or mercantile establishment, or in a public or minors 
private bowling alley, pool or billiard room, bootblack stand sixteenand 
or establishment, barber shop, or in the construction or repair twenty-one. 
of buildings, or by an express or transportation company, 
except as provided for pupils in co-operative courses, unless 
his employer procures and keeps on file an educational cer- 
tificate showing the age of the minor and whether or not he 
meets the requirements for the completion of the sixth grade 
of the public schools of the town where he resides. Such issuance of 
certificates shall be issued by the person authorized by by whom, ' 
section eighty-seven to issue employment certificates. The ^*''- 
person authorized to issue such educational certificates shall, 
so far as practicable, require the proof of age stated in said 
section. He shall examine the minor and certify whether 
or not he meets the requirements for the completion of the 
sixth grade as aforesaid. Every such certificate shall be 
signed, in the presence of the person issuing it, by the minor 
in whose name it is issued. 

Every employer of such minors shall keep their educational ^pj^ers 
certificates accessible to any officer mentioned in section as to 
ninety-two and shall return said certificates to the office certificates, 
from which they were issued within two days after the ***'• 
date of the termination of the employment of said minors. 
If the educational certificate of any minor over sixteen and 
under twenty-one fails to show that said minor meets the 
requirements for the completion of the sixth grade as afore- 
said, no person shall employ such minor while a public 
evening school is maintained in the town where the minor 
resides or in the town of employment if he is authorized to 
attend a public evening school therein, unless such minor is 
a regular attendant at such evening school or at a day school 
and presents to his employer each week a school record of 
such attendance. When such record shows unexcused 
absences, such attendance shall be deemed to be irregular 
and insufficient. The person authorized to issue educational 
certificates, or teachers acting under his authority, may, 
however, excuse justifiable absence or waive the school 
attendance requirements of this section if in the opinion of 
the school physician the physical or mental condition of 
a minor is such as to render attendance harmful or im- 
practicable. Whoever retains an educational certificate Penalty. 



178 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 189, 190. 



contrary to this section or fraudulently secures or alters 
such certificate shall be punished by a fine of not less than 
ten nor more than one hundred dollars. 

Approved April 2, 1926. 



C/iap. 189 An Act relative to the collection of certain filing 

FEES FROM FOREIGN CORPORATIONS. 

Be it enacted, ate, as folloivs: 

Section twenty-three of chapter one hundred and eighty- 
one of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, 
in the third line, the words "state treasurer" and inserting 
in place thereof the word: — commissioner, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 23. Every foreign corporation 
shall pay for filing a copy of its charter, by-laws and the 
certificate required by section five, fifty dollars to the 
commissioner, and for filing all other certificates and state- 
ments, including the annual certificate of condition required 
by section twelve, ten dollars to the state secretary. 

Approved April 2, 1926. 



G. L. 181, § 23, 
amended. 



Collection 
of certain 
filing fees 
from 
foreign 
corporations. 



G- L. 152, §32. 
amended. 



Dependents 

under 

workmen's 

compensation 

law. 

Wife. 



(7/?ap.l90 An Act relative to the payment to a parent of com- 
pensation UNDER the workmen's COMPENSATION LAW 
in CASES OF DEATH OF CERTAIN MINOR CHILDREN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-two of chapter one hundred and fifty-two 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after 
the word "children" in the twenty-ninth line the following 
new paragraph: — (e) A parent upon an unmarried child 
under the age of eighteen years; provided, that such child 
was living with the parent at the time of the injury resulting 
in death, — so as to read as follows: — Section 32. The 
following persons shall be conclusively presumed to be 
wholly dependent for support upon a deceased employee: 

(a) A wife upon a husband with whom she lives at the 
time of his death, or from whom, at the time of his death, 
the department shall find the wife Avas living apart for 
justifiable cause or because he had deserted her. The 
findings of the department upon the questions of such justi- 
fiable cause and desertion shall be final. 

(b) A husband upon a wife with whom he lives at the 
time of her death. 

(c) Children under the age of eighteen years (or over 
said age, if physically or mentally incapacitated from 
earning) upon the parent with whom they are living at the 
time of the death of such parent, there being no surviving 
dependent parent; provided, that in case of the death of 
an employee who has at the time of his death living children 
by a former wife or husband, under the age of eighteen 
years (or over said age, if physically or mentally incapacitated 
from earning), said children shall be conclusively presumed 



Husband. 



Children 
under age 
of eighteen 
years, etc. 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1920.— Chap. 191. 179 

to be wholly dependent for support upon ^uch deceased em- 
ployee, and the death benefit shall he divided between the 
surviviufj; wife or husltand and all the cliildrcn of the deceased 
employee in equal shares, the surviving wife or husband 
taking the same share as a child. The total sum due the Sum due, to 
surviving wife or husband and her or his own children shall paid^'eto. 
be paid directly to the wife or husband for her or his own 
use and for the benefit of her or his own children, and the 
sums due to the children by the former wife or husband 
of the deceased employee shall be paid to their guardians 
or legal representatives for the benefit of such children. 

(d) Children under the age of sixteen j^ears (or over said Children 

1 1 • 11 11 • •II- • \ underage 

age but physically or mentally uicapacitated irom earnmg) of sixteen 
upon a parent who was at the time of his death legally y**"' ®*'^- 
bound to support although living apart from such child or 
children. 

(e) A parent upon an unmarried child under the age of Parent. 
eighteen years; provided, that such child was living with Proviso, 
the parent at the time of the injury resulting in death. 

In all other cases questions of dependency, in whole or in Questions of 
part, shall be determined in accordance with the fact as the other'ea^sM^ '° 
fact may be at the time of the injury; and in such other determination, 
cases, if there is more than one person wholly dependent the 
death benefit shall be divided equally among them, and 
persons partly dependent, if any, shall receive no part thereof, 
and if there is no one wholly dependent and more than one 
person partly dependent, the death benefit shall be divided 
among them according to the relative extent of their de- 
pendency. Approved April 2, 192G. 

An Act relative to bonding of and accounting by (7/mi?.191 

CLERKS OF district COURTS, JUSTICES OF SUCH COURTS 
having NO CLERK AND TRIAL JUSTICES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and eighteen of the g.l. 218. §i8, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section ^™^" ^^' 
sixteen and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 16. The clerk of a district court, or, if no clerk is Bonding of 
required by law, the justice, before entering upon the per- certafn^^uatices 
formance of his official duties, shall give to the countN^ ofdis--ict 

court's 

treasurer a bond, with a surety company authorized to 
transact business in the commonwealth, as surety, in a sum 
approved by a justice of the superior court, but in no event 
less than one thousand dollars, conditioned to account for 
and pay over as and when required by law all fines, for- 
feitures, fees and other money received by him in the exer- 
cise of his office. Failure to give such bond shall be suf- Penalty, 
ficient cause for his removal. 

Section 2. Section forty-seven of said chapter two G.L.218, §47, 
hundred and eighteen is hereby amended by striking out, ^'"^'^ ^ ' 
in the third and fourth lines, the words "January, April, 
July and October, in every year" and inserting in place 



180 



Acts, 1926.— Chap. 192. 



Accounting by 
clerks and 
certain justices 
of district 
courts. 



Officers' fees 
and expenses 
in criminal 
cases, payment, 
etc. 



Witnesses' fees 
in criminal 
cases, payment, 
etc. 



Requisition 
upon county 
treasurer if 
funds 

insufficient, 
etc. 



Penalty. 



thereof the words: — each month, — and by striking out, 
In the ninth line, the word "quarter" and Inserting In place 
thereof the word : — month, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section Jf7. Clerks of district courts, except the municipal 
court of the city of Boston, and justices of such courts as 
have no clerk, shall, on or before the tenth day of each 
month, account for and pay over to the county treasurer 
all money received by them from civil business, including 
fees for blanks and copies, and to city and town treasurers 
all fines and forfeitures received by them payable to said 
cities or towns, and render to said treasurers a detailed 
account on oath of the same. Such payments shall include 
the balances due and paj^able at the end of the month last 
preceding the day of payment. They shall, at the end of a 
criminal case, pay the fees and expenses of officers entitled 
thereto from the funds in their hands payable to the city or 
town liable for the payment of such fees and expenses, if 
they have sufficient funds therefor, and all such fees and 
expenses not so paid shall be certified at the end of each 
month to the treasurer of the city or town liable therefor, 
who shall pay them to the parties entitled thereto. They 
shall, at the end of a criminal case or inquest, pay the fees 
of witnesses for the commonwealth and the fees and ex- 
penses of officers at inquests who are entitled thereto, from 
the funds furnished them by the county treasurer for that 
purpose, or out of any funds which may be paid into court 
and are payable to the county. They shall be allowed for 
the amounts so paid In their settlement with the county, 
city and town treasurers. If they do not have In their hands 
sufficient funds returnable to counties with which to pay such 
fees, as herein provided, they may make written requisition 
therefor upon the county treasurer, who shall pay to them 
not more than one hundred dollars each in any one month; 
but If it appears necessary to the director of accounts, he 
may approve a requisition for not more than two hundred 
dollars in any one month, and, upon receipt of a requisition 
so approved, the county treasurer may pay to them such 
amount as may be called for therein. They shall account 
therefor in their regular settlements with the county treas- 
urer and shall be liable therefor on their official bonds. A 
clerk or justice violating any provision of this section shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than- one hundred dollars. 

Approved April 2, 1926. 



ChavA92 ^^ -^ct relative to the number of peremptory chal- 
lenges OF JURORS available TO DEFENDANTS IN TRIALS 
FOR MURDER AND CERTAIN OTHER OFFENCES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G L. 234, § 29, Section twenty-nine of chapter two hundred and thirty- 
four of the General Laws Is hereby amended by striking 
out, In the third line, the word "twenty-two" and inserting 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 193, 194. 181 

in place thereof the word: — twelve, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section :^^fK Upon the trial of an inilictnient for Peremptory 
a crime punishable by death or iniprisoniiient for life, each j'urorl?^*'"* 
defendant shall be entitled (o twelve peremptory chal- number, eta. 
lenges of the jurors called to try the case, and in other 
criminal cases each defendant shall be entitled to two such 
challenges. In every criminal case the commonwealth shall 
be entitled to as many such challenges as equal the whole 
number to which all the defendants in the case are entitled. 
In a civil case each party shall be entitled to two such chal- 
lenges. Peremptory challenges shall be made before the 
commencement of the trial and may be made after the 
determination that a person called to serve as a juror stands 
indifferent in the case. Approved April 2, 1926. 



An Act relative to the service of convicted persons Chap.lQS 

ON juries. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eight of chapter two hundred and thirty-four of ^j^^^jej' ^ ^■ 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
second line, the words "is convicted of a scandalous crime" 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — has been 
convicted of any felony, or of any other offence punishable 
by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for more 
than one year, — so as to read as follows : — Section 8. If a Certain 
person whose name has been so placed in the jury box has persona? etc., 
been convicted of any felony, or of any other offence pun- ^fi^yg^from 
ishable by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for sitting as 
more than one year, or is guilty of gross immorality, or 
is found by the justice holding court to be unqualified or 
unfit to serve as a juror, he may be relieved by said justice 
from sitting in any case, or his name ordered by the justice 
to be stricken from the jury list. Approved April 2, 1926. 



jurors, etc. 



C/iap.194 



An Act to authorize the consolidation of the inter- 
state street railway company and the attleborough 
branch railroad company. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Interstate Street Railway Company, or its corporate Consolidation 
successors and assigns, may purchase the franchise and stre^tfiiaUway 
property of, and consolidate with, the Attleborough Branch ??5f?f°^*^'* 
Railroad Company; provided, that the terms of such Branch 
purchase and consolidation are approved by the department company. 
of public utilities as consistent with the public interest, and Proviso. 
are also approved by vote of a majority of the directors of 
each company, and by vote of two thirds in interest of all 
the stockholders of each company, such votes to be taken 
at meetings to be called and held for the purpose. 

Approved April 2, 1926. 



182 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 195. 



Chap. 195 An Act to regulate the taking of shiners and suckers 

FOR BAIT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and thirty of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
seventy-five and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 75. Shiners may be taken for bait in any of the 
waters of the commonwealth by means of a circular or 
hoop net not exceeding six feet in diameter, or by means of 
a rectangular net other than a seine, containing not more 
than thirty-six square feet of net surface, and shiners and 
suckers may be taken for bait in any of said waters by 
means of a net containing not more than two hundred square 
feet of net surface if each person engaged in operating such 
net is thereto authorized by a permit issued by the division, 
upon receipt of a fee of five dollars, payable into the treasury 
of the commonwealth; provided, that any fish taken by any 
such net, other than those permitted by this section to be 
taken thereby, are immediately returned alive to the water. 
Permits granted under this section shall expire on the 
thirty-first day of December in the year of issue, and shall 
be subject to revocation by the division for violation by 
the holder of any provision of this chapter. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and thirty is hereby 
further amended by striking out section thirty-five and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 35. Except 
as permitted by law, whoever draws, sets, stretches or uses 
a drag net, set net, purse net, seine or trawl or sets or uses 
more than ten hooks for fishing in any pond, or aids in so 
doing shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty 
nor more than fifty dollars. This section shall not affect 
any rights conferred by section thirty-two or the corporate 
rights of any fishing company. 

Section 3. Section one hundred and fifty of said chap- 
ter one hundred and thirty is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the second line, the words "in this chapter" and 
inserting in place thereof the words : — by law, — and by 
striking out, in the eighth and ninth lines, the words " this 
section " and inserting in place thereof the word : — law, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 150. Whoever takes any 
fish which at any season frequent fresh water, except as 
otherwise allowed by law, in any other manner than by 
angling, shall forfeit not less than five nor more than fifty 
dollars; but towns may permit the use of nets and seines 
for taking herring and alewives or pots for the taking of 
eels; and this section shall not prohibit spearing eels, carp 
or those species of fish commonly known as eels and "suck- 
ers". The possession by any person in or upon fresh waters 
or upon the banks of the same, except as allowed by law, 
of any net, trap, trawl, or other device adapted for taking 
fish shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this 



G. L. 130, § 75, 
amended. 



Taking of 
shiners for 
bait regulated. 



Taking of 
shiners and 
suckers for 
bait regulated. 



Permits, fee, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Expiration or 
revocation of 
permits. 



G. L. 130, § 35, 
amended. 

Use of nets, 
etc., ift ponds 
regulated. 



Certain rights 
protected. 



G. L. 130, § 150, 
amended. 



Taking of 
certain fish 
other than 
by angling 
regulated. 



Prima facie 
evidence of 
violations. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 196, 197. 183 



section. This section shall not apply to ponds or waters Not applicable 

' Ttain 

Is or waters. 



now held under lease or which may hereafter be leased by ponds**"* 



Chap.im 



the commonwealth or by the commissioner of conservation. 

Approved April 2, 1926. 

An Act relative to supplying additional information 
to voters as to measures submitted under the in- 
itiative and referendum. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-three of chapter fifty-four of the General gl-5*.§ 53, 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word "refer" ^^^'^ ^ 
in the ninth line the words: — and brief statements, pre- 
pared by the attorney general, of the provisions thereof, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 53. The election com- Mailing lists 
missioners in Boston at least twenty-four days, and the f'urn'jgh^ng to 
registrars of voters in every other city and town at least state secretary, 
sixty days, before the biennial state election, shall cause to 
be sent to the state secretary mailing lists of the voters whose 
names appear on the latest revised voting lists of their 
respective cities and towns, and shall promptly furnish him 
with subsequent additions to and corrections in the said 
lists. The secretary shall cause to be printed in type of a information 
size not less than ten point and sent to each person whose measuressub- 
name appears upon the said lists, with copies of the measures m'^t^*^ '^°'^^'" 
to which they refer and brief statements, prepared by the ativeand 
attorney general, of the provisions thereof, arguments for referendum. 
and against measures to be submitted to the people under 
the forty-eighth article of the amendments to the constitu- 
tion, provided that the arguments are filed with him as Proviso. 
provided in the following section. 

Approved April 6, 1026. 

kl<i Act RELATIVE TO THE INVESTMENT OF FUNDS OF THE (JhaV 197 
COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter twenty-nine of the General Laws is g. l. 29, §38, 
hereby amended by striking out section thirty-eight and ^^^^^^^i- 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 38. Funds investment of 
over which the commonwealth has exclusive control shall be commonwealth. 
invested by the state treasurer, with the approval of the 
governor and council, as follows: 

(a) In the public funds of the United States or of the Dis- in certain 
trict of Columbia or of this commonwealth, or in the legally and in bond's 
authorized bonds of any other New England state, or of gt^'j^gg*^^'" 
any other state of the United States, other than a territory 
or dependency thereof, which has not less than seven hundred 
and fifty thousand inhabitants as established by the last 
national census, and which has not within the twenty years 
prior to the making of such investment defaulted in the 
payment of any part of either principal or interest of any 
legal debt. 



184 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 197. 



In county 
and 

municipal 
bonds, etc. 
In bonds, 
etc., of certain 
districts. 



In bonds, 
etc., of 
certain cities, 
counties, towns 
or incorporated 
water districts 
of certain 
states. 



Proviso. 



In certain 
bonds of 
certain cities 
of certain 
states. 

Proviso. 



In certain 
bonds of 
certain cities 
of certain 
states. 
Proviso. 



" Net 

indebtedness' 
term defined. 



Construction 
of act. 



(h) In the bonds or notes of a county, city or town of 
this commonwealth. 

(c) In the bonds or notes of an incorporated district in 
this commonwealth whose net indebtedness does not exceed 
five per cent of the last preceding valuation of the property 
therein for the assessment of taxes. 

(f/) In the bonds or notes of any city of Maine, New 
Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island or Connecticut, whose 
net indebt/edness does not exceed five per cent of the last 
preceding valuation of the property therein for the assess- 
ment of taxes; or of any county or town of said states M'hose 
net indebtedness does not exceed three per cent of such 
valuation; or of any incorporated water district of said 
states which has within its limits more than ten thousand 
inhabitants, and whose bonds or notes are a direct obliga- 
tion on all the taxable property of such district, and whose 
net indebtedness does not exceed three per cent of such 
valuation; provided, that there is not included within the 
limits of such water district, either wholly or in part, any 
city or town the bonds or notes of which are not a legal 
investment. 

(c) In the legally authorized bonds for municipal pur- 
poses of any city of any state of the United States, other 
than one of the New England states, whose bonds are 
eligible under subdivision (a) of this section; provided, that 
such city was incorporated as such at least twenty-five years 
prior to the date of such investment, and has at such date 
not less than thirty thousand nor more than one hundred 
thousand inhabitants, as established by the last national 
census preceding such date, and that its net indebtedness 
does not exceed five per cent of the valuation of the taxable 
property therein, to be ascertained by the last preceding 
valuation of property therein for the assessment of taxes. 

(/) In the legally authorized bonds for municipal pur- 
poses of any city of any state of the United States, other 
than one of the New England states, whose bonds are 
eligible under subdivision (a) of this section; provided, that 
such city was incorporated as such at least twenty-five years 
prior to the date of such investment, and has at such date 
more than one hundred thousand inhabitants, established 
in the same manner as is provided in subdivision (e) of 
this section, and that its net indebtedness does not exceed 
seven per cent of the valuation of the taxable property 
therein, to be ascertained as provided in said subdivision (e). 

(g) In subdivisions (d), (e) and (/) of this section the 
words " net indebtedness " mean the indebtedness of a county, 
city, town or district, omitting debts created for supplying 
the inhabitants with water and debts created in anticipation 
of taxes to be paid within one year, and deducting the amount 
of sinking funds available for the payment of the indebted- 
ness included. 

Section 2. This act shall not be construed to invalidate 
any investments lawfully made prior to its effective date. 

Approved April 6, 1926. 



Acts, 1920. — Chaps. 198, 199. 185 



An Act relative to fraudulent claims under policies f<i,rij) iqq 

OF KIKE insurance. ^' 

Be it encictcd, etc., as JuUows: 

Cliapter two Inindred and sixty-six of the General Laws is g.l. 266, new 
hereby amended by inserting after section one liundred and |eciion after 
eleven the following new section: — Section 111 A. Who- Penalty for 
ever, in connection with or in support of any claim under ^'i^ilns under 
any policy of fire insurance issued by any company, as de- poiicieaof 
fined in section one of chapter one hundred and seventy- 
tive, and with intent to injure, defraud or deceive such com- 
pany, presents to it, or aids or abets in or procures the 
presentation to it of, any notice, statement, proof of loss, 
bill of lading, bill of parcels, invoice, schedule, account or 
other written document, whether or not the same is under 
oath or is required or authorized by law or by the terms of 
such policy, knowing that such notice, statement, proof of 
loss, bill of lading, bill of parcels, invoice, schedule, account 
or other written document contains any false or fraudulent 
statement or representation of any fact or thing material to 
such claim, or whoever with intent as aforesaid makes, pre- 
pares or subscribes, or aids or abets in or procures the 
making, preparation or subscription of, any such notice, 
statement, proof of loss, bill of lading, bill of parcels, invoice, 
schedule, account or other written document intended to be 
presented to any such company in connection with or in 
support of any claim under any such policy issued by it 
knowing that such notice, statement, proof of loss, bill of 
lading, bill of parcels, invoice, schedule, account or other 
written document contains any false or fraudulent statement 
or representation as aforesaid, shall, except as provided in 
section one hundred and ten or one hundred and eleven, be 
punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more 
than five years or by imprisonment in jail for not less than 
six months nor more than two and one half years or by a 
fine of not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred 
dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment in jail. 

Approved April 6, 192G. 

An Act relative tq the purchase of land for housing (JJidy IQQ 
the state police. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter one hundred and forty-seven of g l. U7, §2 

, , ^ '^ 1111 1111 ^^'^■' amended. 

the General Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred and 
sixty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one 
and by section two of chapter three hundred and twenty- 
two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is 
hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof the 
words: — The commissioner, with the approval of the gov- Purchase of 

d., II 1 land for 

council, may expend such sums as may be ap- housing state 

propriated for the purchase of land for housing units of the p"'"-'"- 

state police or, if the price to be paid for such land is in 



186 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 200. 



any case less than one hundred dollars, the expenditure, 
appro\Td as aforesaid, may be made from the current ap- 
propriation for the expenses of the division of state police. 

Approved April 6, 1926. 



Town of 
Danvers may 
take additional 
sources of 
water supply 
in town of 
Middleton. 



C/iap. 200 An Act authorizing the town of danvers to take ad- 
ditional SOURCES OF water SUPPLY IN THE TOWN OF 
MIDDLETON AND IMPROVE ITS WATER SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Subject to rights already granted or here- 
after granted by the general court, and subject to such 
regulations and obligations as may hereafter be prescribed 
or imposed by the general court, or otherwise as provided in 
this act, the town of Danvers, for the purpose of increasing 
its water supply, may take by eminent domain under chapter 
seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase 
or otherwise, the waters of the brook, sometimes called 
Emerson brook, which flows from Swan's pond in the town 
of North Reading through said town and the town of Mid- 
dleton to the Ipswich river in the town of Middleton, and 
also the tributaries of said brook and the water rights con- 
nected therewith, by diverting the same at a point in said 
town of Middleton not less than one half mile from the 
intersection of said brook with said Ipswich river, and may 
hold and use said waters, and convey the same through 
Middleton pond or otherwise to the present water supply 
system of the town of Danvers, reserving to the owners of 
mills on said brook and said river their rights as mill owners 
to use such waters as shall flow to said mills and the dams 
connected therewith, except so far as said town of Danvers 
shall from time to time actually divert and use the same for 
the purposes of this act. For the purpose of building and 
maintaining dams, reservoirs, pumping plants and pipe 
lines, and of collecting, storing, preserving and protecting the 
purity of the water taken under the provisions of this act, 
and conveying the same as aforesaid, and for the purpose of 
otherwise extending, improving and enlarging its present 
sources of water supply and preserving and protecting the 
purity of said water supply, the said town of Danvers may 
also take by eminent domain under said chapter seventy- 
nine, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, all lands, build- 
ings, rights of way and easements within the towns of 
Danvers, Middleton and North Reading which may be 
necessary; provided, however, that no source of water 
supply and no lands necessary for developing the supply or 
for preserving the quality of the water supply of the town 
of Danvers shall be taken or used without first obtaining 
the advice and approval of the department of public health, 
and that the location and arrangement of all dams, reservoirs, 
wells, pumping and filtration plants, and such other works 
as may be necessary in carrying out the provisions of this 
act, shall be subject to the approval of the said department; 



May take 
certain lands, 
etc., within 
towns of 
Danvers, 
Middleton and 
North Reading. 



Provisos. 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 200. 187 

and provided, further, that in the manner of taking said 
water from said brook the said town shall conform to such 
reasonable regidations as may be established from time to 
time by the said department. 

Section 2. The town of Danvers may construct and May construct 
maintain on land acquired and held under the provisions reservoirs, etc. 
of this act proper dams, reservoirs, standpipes, tanks, 
pumping plants, buildings, fixtures and other structures, 
inchiding also the establishment and maintenance of filter 
beds and p\irification works or systems and may make 
excavations, procure and operate machinery and may 
provide such other means and appliances and do such other 
things as may be necessary in carrying out the provisions 
of this act and for the aforesaid purposes may construct. May construct 
lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes, pipe lines and faTpipM,^* 
other works under and over any land, water courses, rail- ***^- 
roads, and street or electric railways and public or other 
ways in any town mentioned in section one, in such man- 
ner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; and for the 
purpose of constructing, laying, maintaining, operating and 
repairing such aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works, 
and for all other proper purposes of this act, the town of 
Danvers may dig up or raise and embank any such lands or 
public or other ways in such manner as to cause the least 
hindrance to public travel thereon; provided, that no con- Provisos. 
duits or pipes shall be laid except under the direction of the 
selectmen of the town in which such way is located; and 
provided, further, that any public way in which work is 
done under the provisions of this act shall be restored by 
the town of Danvers to a condition satisfactory to the 
selectmen of the town in which the way is situated. In Commissioner 
case of dispute between said town of Danvers and any to determTn^e'^ 
other of said towns, the question in issue shall be determined 3"g^H°"®f° 
by the commissioner of public works of the commonwealth. 
The town of Danvers shall not enter upon, construct or lay Restrictions 
any aqueducts, conduits, pipes or other works within the ^ponraifroad 
location of any railroad corporation except at such times locations. 
and in such manner as it may agree upon with such corpora- 
tion, or, in case of failure so to agree, as may be approved 
by the department of public utilities. 

Section 3. The said town of Danvers may enter upon May enter upon 
any lands for the purpose of making surveys, test pits and i^veys.etc^^ 
borings, and may take or otherwise acquire the right to 
occupy temporarily any lands necessary for the construction 
of any works or for any other purpose authorized by this 
act. 

Section 4. If the town of Danvers shall under authority Requirements 
of this act construct any reservoir in such manner as to flow l-pservpir con- 
any existing public way, it shall raise the way to such grade |nv pubiic"^^ 
as will make it reasonably safe and convenient for travel, or way. 
shall build in place of any part of said way so flowed another 
suitable way, which shall thereafter be a public way, with 
all necessary fences and culverts. 



188 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 200. 



Property 
takings may 
be permanent 
or temporary, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



Damages, 
recovery, etc. 



Proviso. 



May sell, 
exchange or 
lease property 
no longer 
needed, etc. 



May permit 
construction, 
etc., of electric 
transmission 
lines, etc. 



Provisos. 



May construct 
electric 
transmission 
lines, etc., in 
towns of North 
Reading, 
Danvers, 
Topsfield and 
Middleton. 



May transmit 
electricity, 
etc., for sole 
use of town of 
Danvers. 



Section 5. The taking of land or other property under 
this act may be permanent or temporary and shall be in 
accordance with said chapter seventy-nine; provided, how- 
ever, that an owner of land or other property taken shall, 
upon request made within si.x months of the taking, be 
furnished within thirty days after such request with a plan 
or description of his land or other property taken. 

Section 6. Any person sustaining damage in his prop- 
erty by the taking of land, water, water right, easement or 
other property, or by the entry upon or the use of any 
property, or by the making of any change of grade, layout, 
construction, alteration or discontinuance of a way, or by 
any other thing done by the town of Danvers under au- 
thority of this act shall be entitled to recover the same from 
said town under said chapter seventy-nine; provided, that 
the right to any damages for the taking of any water, water 
right or any injury thereto shall not vest until the water is 
actually withdraAvn or diverted under such taking. Dam- 
ages for the temporary use or injury to property may, on the 
request of the petitioner, be assessed by monthly payments, 
to be continued so long as the property is so used or injured. 

Section 7. Said town of Danvers, with the advice and 
approval of the department of public health, may sell at 
public or private sale or may exchange any real property or 
any easements obtained under authority of this act, whether 
taken by eminent domain or otherwise, no longer needed 
for works under its charge or may from time to time lease 
any such property not then so needed; and may in its 
discretion, by lease, license or other agreement, permit the 
construction and maintenance on any land under its control 
of towers, poles, wires and other structures for the purpose 
of transmitting electric power over lands and waters of said 
town held for water supply purposes under this act; pro- 
vided, that in the opinion of the said department, such 
lease, license or agreement will not affect or interfere with 
the water supply; and provided, further, that, with the 
approval of said department, said town may revoke said 
lease, license or agreement for cause to be determined by it. 

Section 8. The town of Danvers, for the purpose of 
transmitting electricity for lighting, heating or power pur- 
poses from its central station in said town to any pumping 
plant and buildings erected by said town under the pro- 
visions of this act in the town of Middleton or North Read- 
ing, may construct lines over the land of any person and 
upon, along and under the public and other ways and over 
water courses and bridges in the towns of North Reading, 
Danvers, Topsfield and Middleton, and may erect poles, 
piers, abutments and other fixtures, except bridges, which 
may be necessary to sustain the wires of its lines, and may 
connect said lines with its system for the distribution of 
electricity, and may transmit electricity for lighting, heating 
and power purposes for the sole use of said town of Danvers 
through said lines in the other towns mentioned in this 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 201. 189 

srrtinn nr any of tlieni, and may take by PTnincnt domain 
under said ohaptor soventy-ninc, or acquire by purchase or 
othe^^vise, all lands, rights of way and easements which may 
be necessary tlierefor. 

Section 9. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, Penalty for 
pollutes or diverts any water taken or held under this act, P"ii"t>ng water, 
or injures any structure, work or other property owned, 
held or used by the said town of Danvers under authority 
of this act, shall forfeit and pay to the said town three times 
the amount of the damages assessed therefor, to be re- 
covered in an action of tort; and upon being convicted of 
any of the above wilful or wanton acts he shall also be 
punished by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars 
or by imprisonment for not more than one year. 

Section 10. The board of water commissioners of the powers and 
town of Danvers shall manage, improve and control the {j^^'j"'/ 
land and other property taken or otherwise acquired under commissioners 
the provisions of this act and may prohibit all persons from ^^ danvers. 
entering in, upon or over the waters of an^^ reservoir con- 
structed under authority of this act or upon any lands taken 
or otherwise acquired by said town thereunder. Except as 
otherwise provided, said board shall execute, superintend 
and direct the performance of all the works, matters and 
things mentioned in this act. All the authority granted to 
said town by this act shall be vested in said board. 

Section 11. The supreme judicial court or any justice Court enforce- 
thereof, or the superior court or any justice thereof, in term ^rovL'ions of 
time or vacation, on the petition of the state department act. etc. 
of public health or of any city, town, corporation or person 
interested, shall have jurisdiction in equity or otherwise to 
enforce the provisions of this act and of any rule, regulation 
or order made under authority of this act and to prevent 
any violation of any of said provisions. 

Section 12. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 7, 1926. 



Chap.201 



An Act authorizing the town of foxborough to borrow 
money for high school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., a.'i follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter five hundred and two 1920,502,51, 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty is hereby amended amended, 
by striking out, in the fifth and sixth lines, the words "and 
for town hall purposes", — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 1. The town of Foxborough may take by right of Town of 
eminent domain or may acquire by purchase or otherwise may borrow 
land within the limits of the town not already appropriated hi°h^s^hool 
for public uses, may erect thereon and furnish a building purposes. 
or buildings for the use of a high school; and may borrow 
a sum not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, 
in excess of the statutory limit of indebtedness, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor. Such bonds or notes shall ^/'^^g-"^'* 
bear on their face the words, Foxborough Municipal Build- Building Loan, 

'^ * Act of 1920. 



190 Acts, 1926. — Chap. 202. 

ing Loan, Act of 1920, and shall be issued in compliance 
with the provisions of chapter seven hundred and nineteen 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen and the amend- 
ments thereof. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes 
shall constitute a separate loan. Any premiums received 
on said loan or loans shall be used as provided by general law. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 7, 1926. 

Chap. 202 An Act authorizing the city of melrose to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

mavWow°^^ Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and 
money for Constructing two junior high school buildings and originally 
Bchooi pm-poses. equipping and furnishing said buildings, the city of Melrose 
may borrow from time to time, within a period of five years 
from the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, six hundred thousand dol- 
lars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
Melrose School bear ou their face the words, Melrose School Loan, Act of 
1926.' 1926. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate 

loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen 
years from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized under 
this act unless a sum equal to an amount not less than ten 
per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same pur- 
pose to be raised by the tax levy of the year when author- 
Tndebtedness to ized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in 

be in excess of „ , i- • i i n i • 

statutory limit, excess 01 the statutory limit, but shall, except as herein pro- 
^^^' vided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 

exclusive of the proviso inserted in section seven of said 
chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the 
Proviso. acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three; provided, that 

whenever the board of aldermen shall vote to authorize an 
issue of bonds or notes pursuant to the provisions of this 
Vote of board act and the mayor shall approve the same, such vote shall 
to fsmie bonds, ^10*^ bccomc Operative unless and until it has been approved 
eta to be sub- by a majority of the registered voters of the city voting on 
for approval, the qucstion ot authorizing such issue, which question shall 
**"■ be placed on the official ballot to be used at the then next 

ensuing biennial municipal election of said city or, in the dis- 
cretion of the mayor and board of aldermen, at a special 
election to be held prior thereto on such day as the mayor 
Referendum in and board of aldermen shall determine. The foregoing 

lieu of referen- p i iiii*i* j* p i -ii j 

dum provided referendum shall be in lieu oi any reierendum provided under 
eharter*"*^'^ the charter of said city on the question of authorizing any 

such issue of bonds or notes. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aj)provcd April 7, 1926. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 203, 204, 205. 191 



An Act providing that motor vehicles shall not be z'^/,^^ ono 

INCLUDED IN THE GENERAL LAW RELATIVE TO PUNISH- P' ^ 

MENT FOR THE UNLAWFUL TAKING OF BOATS, VEHICLES 
AND ANIMALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section sixty-three of chapter two hundred and sixty-six g.l. 268, {63, 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after ^'"^"'^^'^• 
the word "vehicle" in the second line the words: — , other 
than a motor vehicle, — so as to read as follows : — .SVc- 
tion 63. Whoever wilfully, mischievously and without Penalty 
right takes or uses a boat or vehicle, other than a motor [akiiig'of '"' 
vehicle, or takes, drives, rides or uses any draught animal o^her'than''^'^* 
which is the property of another, without the consent of motor vehicles, 
the owner or other person who has the legal custody, care ^'^'^ ^°'™^'3- 
or control thereof, sliall be punished by a fine of not more 
than three hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not 
more than six months; but this section shall not apply to 
the property of another taken with intent to steal it, or under 
a claim of right, or with the presumed consent of the owner 
or other person who has the legal control, care or custody 
thereof. Approved April 7, 1926. 

An Act providing for the maintenance of burial (JJidj) 204 

GROUNDS BY RELIGIOUS CORPORATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and eighty of the General Laws is g. l. i8o, new 
hereby amended by inserting after section nine the follow- swtion after 
ing new section: — Section 9A. Corporations organized Maintenance 
under this chapter, or corresponding provisions of earlier grounds'by 
laws, exclusively for religious purposes shall have the right religious 
to purchase, hold, preserve and maintain burial grounds; '^°'^^°'^'' '°°*' 
provided, that no land shall be so used for burial purposes Proviso, 
unless such use shall have been permitted and approved in 
accordance with the provisions of chapter one hundred and 
fourteen. Approved April 7, 1926. 

An Act relative to highway maIxNtenance and con- fhn^ one 

STRUCTION IN TOWNS. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-three of chapter forty-four of the General g.l 44 §53, 
Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following: — , except that sums allotted to towns for high- 
way purposes by the commonwealth or a county, which shall 
be used only for the purposes specified by the officials mak- 
ing the allotment or to meet temporary loans issued in 
anticipation of such allotment as provided in section six or 
six A, shall be available therefor without any appropriation, 
— so as to read as follows : — Section 53. All moneys re- Receipts by 
ceived by any town officer or department, except as otherwise ^^"to^e^paid 



192 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 200, 207. 



tion, except 
etc. 



into treasury, provided by Special acts and except fees provided for by 
statute, shall be paid by such officer or department upon 
bf°"^^dw?th° their receipt into the town treasury. Any sums so paid 
out appropria- luto the town treasury shall not later be used by such officer 
or department without a specific appropriation thereof, except 
that sums allotted to towns for highway purposes by the 
commonwealth or a count}', which shall be used only for 
the purposes specified by the officials making the allotment 
or to meet temporary loans issued in anticipation of such 
allotment as provided in section six or six A, shall be avail- 
able therefor without any appropriation. 

Approved April 7, 192G. 



Chap.20Q An Act relative to the distribution of surplus by 

FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES. 



G. L. 176, § 17, 
amended. 

Diatribution 
of surplus by 
fraternal 
benefit societies. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-six of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section seventeen and 
inserting in place thereof the following: ^ — Section 17. 
Whenever the actual assets of a society exceed its liabilities, 
including in liabilities the net value of its outstanding con- 
tracts computed on the basis specified in the preceding 
section, by an amount equal to five per cent of said net 
value, such society may make an equitable distribution of 
any surplus in excess of said five per cent by a reduction of 
the periodical contributions of its members, or may pay 
back to its several members an equitable portion of such 
surplus in such manner as may be determined by vote of the 
officers of the society having the powers of directors. 

Approved April 7, 1926. 



G. L. 176, § 18, 
amended. 



Chap.207 An Act relative to the granting of extended or 

PAID-UP protection OR WITHDRAWAL EQUITIES BY CER- 
TAIN fraternal BENEFIT SOCIETIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section sixteen of chapter one hundred and seventy-six of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in 
the fourth line, the words "American Experience Table" 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — National Fra- 
ternal Congress Table of Mortality as adopted by the 
National Fraternal Congress August twenty-third, eighteen 
hundred and ninety-nine, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section IG. Any society which shows by the annual valu- 
ation hereinafter provided for that it is accumulating and 
maintaining the tabular reserve required by a table of mor- 
tality not lower than the National Fraternal Congress 
Table of Mortality as adopted by the National Fraternal 
Congress August twenty-third, eighteen hundred and 
ninety-nine and four per cent interest, and which has 
provided for stated periodical mortuary contributions 
based on said standard, or which shows that its stated 



Granting of 
extended or 
paid-up 
protection or 
withdrawal 
equities by 
certain 

fraternal benefit 
societies. 



\ 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 208, 209. 193 

periodical mortuary contributions for the period of the 
five years next precedinj;, at rates at no time higher tlian 
those in use foUo'.ving said period, were sufficient to pay tlie 
actual claims ami maintain the aforesaid reserve for said 
period without recourse to the reserves releasetl by the lapsing 
of certificates, and without falling below said standard 
for any two consecutive years of said period, may grant 
to its members such extended or paid-up protection or such 
withdrawal equities as its constitution and by-laws may 
provide; provided, that such grants shall be equitable, and P^viao. 
shall in no case exceed in value the portion of the reserve 
derived from the payments of the individual members to 
whom they are made. Approved April 7, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the city of westfield to borrow nhr,^^ 9A0 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. ^'^ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and S*^g^. 
constructing a new high school building, and originally borrow money 
equipping and furnishing said building, the city of Westfield pj^p'^o^ea' 
may borrow from time to time, within a period of five years 
from the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, four hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Westfield School ^gf*ffLj,^jj 
Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue shall constitute Act of 1926. ' 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more 
than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be au- 
thorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount not 
less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for 
the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year 
when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as 
herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in section 
seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 8, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the town of framingham to bor- f<h^^ onq 

ROW MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ERECTING A MUNICIPAL ^I^^V-^^^ 
BUILDING AS A MEMORIAL TO ITS SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND 
MARINES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of constructing a municipal Town of 
building as a memorial to soldiers, sailors and marines of ma^WoT 
the town of Framingham, ^aid building to contain such money for 

" erection oi & 

rotunda or other feature as may be deemed expedient for memorial 
memorial purposes and an auditorium or town hall to be '^"'''^"^S' *^^^- 
known as Nevins Hall, and for the original equipment and 



Loan, Act of 
1926 



194 Acts, 1926. — Chap. 210. 

furnishing of said building, said town may borrow from 
time to time, within a period of five years from tlie passage 
of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in 
the aggregate, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
Framingham face the words, Framinghani Memorial Building Loan, Act 
Building ^ of 1926. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate 
loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen 
years from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized 
under this act unless a sum equal to an amount not less than 
ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same 
purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year when au- 
thorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in 
excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 
exclusive of the proviso inserted in section seven of said 
chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 8, 1926. 



Chcip.210 An Act relative to investigations by the director of 

ACCOUNTS OF MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL TRANS- 
ACTIONS. 

Emergency Whcrcas, The deferred operation of this act would be 

inconsistent with its purpose to provide instant relief for 
cities and towais in relation to irregularities in the conduct 
of their financial affairs, therefore this act is hereby declared 
to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preser- 
vation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Investigations SECTION L The director of accounts of the department 
accounts of of Corporations and taxation may upon his own initiative, 
Scountfind ^^d shall, whcu requested by the mayor or city council of 
financial any city, except Boston, or the selectmen of any town, if 

ransac ions. conditions appear to said director to warrant it, investigate 
the accounts and financial transactions and affairs of such 
city or town, or of any department, board, commission or 
TempMary officer thereof. For the purpose of conducting such investi- 
e^pioyme°nt,' gations, said director may employ such temporary investi- 
compensation, gatoi's as may be necessary, who shall receive such compen- 
sation as the commissioner of corporations and taxation may 
fix and shall not be subject to chapter thirty-one of the 
Access to books, General Laws. For the aforesaid purposes said director 
and his duly accredited investigators or agents shall have 
access to all necessary papers, vouchers, books and records. 
Reports on Upon the completion of such an investigation, a report 
to^whom*'""^' thereon shall be made to the mayor and city council or to 
made, etc. ^.j^g selectmen, as the case may be, and a copy of the same 

shall be furnished to the attorney general, and to the city or 
Publication. town clerk who shall cause it or a summary of its essential 



Acts, 1926.— Chap. 211. 195 

fentures to be published at the expense of the city or town. 

A municipal officer or employee or a member of a municipal Assistance by 

, ^ , . ' '. . , ^ municipal 

department, lioard or commission whose accounts or trans- officers, etc. 

actions are being investigated under this section shall afford 

to said director, his investigators and agents such assistance 

as they may require. Refusal or neglect by such an officer, Penalty for 

employee or member to afford such assistance shall be ofM^istance. 

punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or 

by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. 

Section 2. The expenses incurred under the preceding Payment of 
section shall be paid primarily by the commonwealth; and ^''pe'^es 
the state treasurer shall issue a warrant requiring the as- 
sessors of the city or town concerned to assess a tax to the 
amount of said expenses, and such amounts shall be col- 
lected and paid to the state treasurer in the same manner 
and subject to the same penalties as state taxes. Any 
balance due shall be assessed in the succeeding years in the 
same manner as other state taxes. 

Section 3. This act shall not be operative after July Duration of 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, except as to in- *"*" 
vestigations begun before said date. 

Approved April 8, 1926. 

An Act requiring original application for registration Cfid-rj 211 

OF A SALESMAN UNDER THE SALE OF SECURITIES ACT TO BE 
ACCOMPANIED BY A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE APPLICANT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follow.?: 

Section eight of chapter one hundred and ten A of the g. l iioa. 
General Laws, inserted by section one of chapter four hun- amended^** ' 
dred and ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, as amended by section one of chapter three 
hundred and seventeen and by section three of chapter four 
hundred and thirty-five, both of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-two, by chapter forty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three and by section four of 
chapter four hundred and eightj^-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "good" in the twelfth line the 
following new sentence: — When required by the commis- 
sion, each application for siich registration as a salesman 
or for renewal thereof shall also be accompanied by a photo- 
graph, of the type known as a passport photograph, of the 
applicant which photograph shall become a paft of the 
records of the department and shall remain permanently in 
its files, — and also by striking out, in the sixty-first line, 
the word "act" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
chapter, — so as to read as follows: — Section 8. No person Registration of 
shall sell securities within this commonwealth, whether ex- saiesmenseiiing 
empted under section three or not, as broker or salesman, securities. 
except as provided in paragraph (h) of section ten, unless he 
has been registered by the commission. An original appli- Original appli- 
cation for such registration shall state the applicant's name to state, etc! 



196 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 211. 



Applications 
to be accom- 
panied by 
photograph 
of applicant. 



Expiration of 
registrations. 

Renewal of 
certain registra- 
tions, fee, etc. 



Applications 
for registration 
after October 
,1, 1924. 



Fees. 



Appointment 
of attorney 
by non- 
resident 
registrants 
for service of 
process, etc. 



Instalment or 
partial payment 
plans to be 
approved, etc. 



Conviction of 
felony or of 
violation of 
this chapter 
defeats right to 
registration, 
etc. 



and residence, and the place Avhere the registered business 
is to be conducted, shall be accompanied by a certificate of 
two citizens of the commonwealth that the applicant is, in 
their opinion, honest and of good repute, or, in case the 
applicant is a partnership, corporation, trust or voluntary 
association, that the reputation of its members, officers or 
trustees for honesty and fair dealing is good. When required 
by the commission, each application for such registration as 
a salesman or for renewal thereof shall also be accompanied 
by a photograph, of the type known as a passport photo- 
graph, of the applicant which photograph shall become a part 
of the records of the department and shall remain per- 
manently in its files. Every registration under this section 
shall expire on the thirty-first day of December in each 
year, but the same may be renewed. Any person registered 
as broker or salesman prior to October first, nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-four, shall be entitled to renewals thereof 
merely by payment of the lawful fee, unless his registration 
has been or shall be cancelled or revoked by order of the 
commission. Any person applying for registration as 
broker or salesman after said date shall furnish under oath 
such information as the commission may require, and shall 
be registered if it appears to the commission that the appli- 
cant is of good moral character and of sufficient acquirements 
and qualifications. The fee for such registration and for 
each annual renewal thereof shall be fifty dollars in case of 
brokers and two dollars in case of salesmen. Said fees shall 
be paid into the state treasury. No non-resident person not 
having a usual place of business in the commonwealth shall 
be so registered unless and until he has filed with the com- 
mission a writing, in a form to be approved by the attorney 
general, appointing the secretary of the commission or his 
successor in office to be his true and lawful attorney upon 
whom all lawful processes in any action or proceeding against 
him relative to or connected with an act or acts done as such 
salesman or broker may be served, and in such writing shall 
agree that any lawful process against him which is served on 
said attorney shall be of the same legal force and validity as 
if in fact served on the applicant, and that the authority 
shall continue in force so long as any liability remains out- 
standing against the applicant in this commonwealth. No 
person registered as a broker or salesman shall sell any 
security or securities, whether exempted under section three 
or not, which are to be paid for in accordance with the terms 
of an instalment or partial payment plan contract except as 
such plan is approved by the commission. No person shall 
be entitled to registration hereunder if he, or, in case of a 
partnership, any member of the firm, or, in case of a cor- 
poration, any officer thereof, or, in case of a trust or other 
unincorporated association, any trustee or officer thereof, 
has been convicted of a felony or of a violation of any pro- 
vision of this chapter. Conviction of such an offense shall 
render void the registration of the person convicted or of 



I 



Acts, 1026. — Chap. 212. 197 

thf firm of which lie is a motnbcr in case of a partnership, or 
of the corporation of which he is an ofliccr, or of the trust or 
other unincorporated association of which he is a trustee or 
officer, but the commission may, after hearing, restore such 
registration. The commission may at any time in the case Commission 
of any broker or salesman, the conduct of whose business it l^f.^rmX'.n'' 
has reason to believe has been fraudulent or if continued toaacortain 
would residt in fraud, require such information under oath trant is con- 
as in its judgment may be necessary to enable it to ascertain ^usfness 
whether such liroker or salesman is conducting his business fraudulently. 
in a fraudidont manner or wilfully and purposely evading or '"^' 
seeking to nullify the provisions of this chapter. The failure Failure to 
to supply the information required within such reasonable m^twn'tobe 
time as the commission may specify shall, in the absence of deemed prima 

,.., , . !>.• ixi. •• '^'^•e evidence 

satisfactory explanation or of extension by the commission of fraud. 
of the time for filing such information, be deemed prima 
facie evidence of fraud. If it appears to the commission suspension or 
that any registrant is or has been conducting business as a registration'^' 
broker or salesman in a fraudulent manner or is or has been 
wilfully and purposely evading or seeking to nullify the pro- 
visions of this chapter, whether under his present registra- 
tion or prior thereto, the commission, upon notice to the 
registrant, may suspend or revoke his registration either as 
broker or salesman or both. Upon the suspension or revo- Effect of 
cation of his registration, a broker or salesman shall not be l^^^l^^oa.^^ 
regarded as registered nor be entitled thereafter to regis- 
tration as either a broker or salesman, nor shall any firm of 
which he is a member, nor any corporation, trust or other 
unincorporated association of which he is an officer, trustee, 
manager or agent, be regarded as registered or be entitled 
to registration under the provisions of this chapter unless 
and until such suspension or revocation shall be modified 
or annulled by the commission or by the court. 

Approved April 8, 1926. 

An Act relative to paving amounts to the credit of (JJiqjj 212 
deceased members of the state teachers' retirement 
association. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eleven of chapter thirty-two of the General ^p/'am^nded 
Laws, as amended by section one of chapter three hundred 
and eighty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twent.y- 
three, is hereby further amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following new paragraph: — (5) All sums due Paying 
the estate of a deceased member from the annuity and pen- c"cdit"of °^ 
sion funds of the association shall be paid to such beneficiary deceased 

!• •• i> p-111 1 members oi 

as he shall have named in writing on a form furnished by the state teachers' 

board and filed with the board, properly executed, prior to liasocl^Hon. 

his death, and such payment shall be a bar to recovery by 

any other person; provided, that if there be no named Proviso. 

beneficiary surviving the deceased member, the amount due 

the estate shall be paid in accordance with section thirty- 



198 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 213, 214, 215. 



Designation 
of beneficiary, 
revocation, 
change, etc. 



three. A member may at any time revoke or change the 
designation of a beneficiary by a written instrument duly 
executed by him and filed with the board prior to his death, 
the form for this purpose to be furnished by the board. 

Approved April 8, 1926. 



Chav.21^ An Act to authorize the metropolitan district com- 
mission TO construct an additional main sewer in 

ALEWIFE brook valley in the city of CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The metropolitan district commission shall 
construct and maintain in the Alewife brook valley an addi- 
tional main sewer for the north metropolitan sewerage sys- 
tem from a point at or near the Cambridge-Belmont line 
to the main metropolitan sewer in the city of Cambridge 
and, for this purpose, may exercise all the powers conferred 
upon it by chapter ninety-two of the General Laws relative 
to the construction, maintenance and operation of systems 
of sewage disposal. 

Section 2. The expenditures herein authorized shall be 
paid out of the proceeds of loans issued under authority of 
chapter one hundred and sixteen of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-four for the construction of additional 
sewers in the north metropolitan sewerage district. 

Approved April 8, 1926. 



Metropolitan 
district com- 
mission may 
construct 
additional 
main sewer in 
Alewife brook 
valley in city 
of Cambridge. 



Expenditures 
to be pp.id 
from proceeds 
of certain 
loans. 



Chav.214i An Act relative to appeals from the probate court to 
the supreme judicial court in divorce actions. 



G. L. 215, § 24, 
amended. 

Appeals in 
divorce actions 
and in 
separate 
support and 
custody 
cases. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and fifteen of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section twenty-four and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 24- The 
preceding section shall apply to orders or decrees of probate 
courts in proceedings under chapter two hundred and eight 
and under sections thirty-two and thirty-seven of chapter 
two hundred and nine. Approved April 8, 1926. 



Chan 215 An Act relative to the standard of dental colleges. 



G. L. 112, §46. 
amended. 

Qualifications 
of a reputable 
dental college. 

Incorporation. 
Degrees. 

Facility and 
instructors. 
Lectures, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Chapter one hundred and twelve of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section forty-six and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 4^. A 
dental college shall be considered reputable which possesses 
the following qualifications: 

First, It shall be incorporated and authorized by its 
charter to confer degrees of doctor of dental medicine, 
doctor of dental surgery or doctor of dental science. 

Second, It shall have a competent faculty and corps of 
instructors. The teaching staff shall deliver a comprehen- 
sive and satisfactory course of lectures supplemented by 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 21G, 217. 199 

adequate clinical and laboratory exercises in all subjects 
pertaining" to modern dentistry. 

Thirtl, It shall give a course of not less than four separate Courses, 
academic yi-ars tt) niiitriculants who are graduates of ac- 
credited higli schools or who present proof of equi\alent 
training, or a course of not less than three separate academic 
years to matriculants who present satisfactory proof of 
having successfully completed two years of appropriate 
pre-dental training in a college or university authorized to 
grant degrees. Each academic year sliall consist of not less .Academic year. 
than thirty-two weeks of six days each. 

The administrative policy of the dental college shall be .A.dminiatrative 
such as to accomplish the requirements of this section. i>oiuy. 

Approved April S, 1926. 



Chap. 2m 



An Act relative to the repeal or modific.'\.tion of 
ordinances regulating the construction anu use of 
buildings in certain cities, 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section thirty of chapter forty of the General Laws, as g. l. 40, § so. 
amended by chapter forty of the acts of nineteen hundred ''tc., amended. 
and twenty-two and by chapter fifty-nine of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in the twelfth and thirteenth lines, the word 
"ten" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the 
word : — nine, - — so as to read as follows : — Section 30. ^^^f °''. 
No ordinance or by-law enacted under section twenty-five of ordinances 
shall be repealed or modified except after reasonable notice um'iting"^^ 
of the proposed repeal or modification and an opportunity particular 
to the objectors to be heard thereon. In a city, such a buildings to 
hearing shall be before the city council or any committee c^stHctsor 
designated or appointed for the purpose by the city council, zones in cities 
If in a city any owner of real estate which would be aft'ected 
by the proposed repeal or modification objects thereto by 
writing filed with the city clerk, the ordinance sliall not be 
repealed or modified except by a unanimous vote of all the 
members of a city council of less than nine members or by a 
three fourths vote of all the members of a city council of 
nine or more members; and in no case shall such an ordinance 
or by-law be repealed or modified except by a two thirds 
vote of all the members of the city council, or by a two 
thirds vote of a town meeting. Approved April 8, 1926. 

An Act relative to the sale of coal in paper bags or QJidj) 217 

SACKS, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws, as amended in g.l. 94, §241, 
section two hundred and forty-one by section one of chapter ^^''' ^^e^'^^'^- 
ninety-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one 
and by section one of chapter one hundred and ninety-six 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 



200 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 218. 



Sale of coal, 
coke and 
charcoal iu 
bags, sacku, 
etc. 



Marking of 
bags, sacks, 
etc. 



Sale of coal in 
paper bags or 
sacks. 
Additional 
marking of 
bags or sacks. 



furtlier amended by striking out said section two hundred 
and forty-one and inserting In place thereof tlie following: — 
Section 241. Coal in quantities of one hundred pounds 
or less shall be sold by weight, and coke and charcoal in 
quantities of one hundred pounds or less shall be sold by 
weight or measure, in bags, sacks or baskets, and until de- 
livered shall be kept in the same bags, sacks or baskets in 
which they were weighed or measured; and coal, coke and 
charcoal thus sold shall be exempt from section two hundred 
and forty-four. When sold by weight, such bags, sacks or 
baskets shall be plainly marked with the name and business 
address of the person who puts up the same, and with the 
weight of the coal, coke or charcoal therein in letters and 
numerals, respectively, of bold uncondensed type at least 
one inch In height. Paper bags or sacks used in the sale of 
coal shall contain and shall be sold as containing twenty-five 
pounds, avoirdupois weight, and, in addition to the marking 
hereinbefore required, such bags or sacks shall be plainly 
and conspicuously marked with the classification of such 
coal, whether anthracite, semi-anthracite, bituminous con- 
taining less than twenty-three per cent volatile matter or 
bituminous containing more than twenty-three per cent 
volatile matter, and with the size of the coal contained 
therein. Approved April 8, 1926. 



Chap. 218 An Act relative to payment by the city of boston into 

THE CHARLES RIVER BASIN LOAN SINKING FUND OF THE BAL- 
ANCE DUE ON ACCOUNT OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EM- 
BANKMENT AND PARK ON THE BOSTON SIDE OF THE CHARLES 
RIVER BASIN AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE SURPLUS IN 
SAID FUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. The city of Boston may pay into the treasury 
of the commonwealth on or before November first, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, the difference between the balance 
due on account of the cost of the construction of the em- 
bankment and park on the Boston side of the Charles river 
basin as authorized by sections eleven and twelve of chapter 
four hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and three, as amended respectively by sections three and 
four of chapter four hundred and two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and six, and tlie amount that would have been 
distributed to said city under the following section if the 
total balance due as aforesaid had been paid Into tlie treasury 
of the commonwealth. 

Section 2. If the city of Boston has made the payment 
authorized by the preceding section, the state treasurer 
shall, on November twentieth, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
six, distribute to the cities and towns in the metropolitan 
parks district on the basis of the apportionment of the sink- 
ing fund and interest requirements for the Charles river dam 
and basin, as determined by section fifty-four of chapter 



Payment by 
city of Boston 
into state 
treasury on 
account of 
construction of 
embankment 
and park on 
Boston side of 
Charles river 
basin. 



Upon such 
payment state 
treasurer to 
distribute sur- 
plus in Charles 
River Basin 
Loan Sinking 
Fund. 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 219. 201 

ninety-t^v() of the (Joiioral L;nvs, any surplus then in the 
Charles River Basin Loan Sinking Fund over and above 
such amount as, with its accumulations at the rate of three 
and three quarters per cent per annum, compoimded semi- 
annually, will retire the outstandino: Charles River Basin 
Loan Sinking Fund bonds at maturity, said surplus to be 
determined as of December first, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five; provided, that no distribution shall be made Proviso. 
under this section to the city of Boston, the auiount to which 
said city would have been entitled had it paid the whole 
balance due as aforesaid being allowed for and credited as 
provided in section one. 

Section 3. After the payment provided for in section Application of 
one, all betterments collected by the city of Boston under mente"con"T'd 
the provisions of section nine of chapter four hundred and by city of 
sixty-five of the acts of nineteen himdred and three, as °^ °"' 
amended, shall be applied to the requirements of the loans 
of said city authorized by section thirteen of said chapter 
four hundred and sixt^-five, as amended. 

Approved Ajml S, 1926. 

An Act relative to the taxation of foreign and do- PhnY) 21Q 

MESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATIONS IN CASE EXISTING STATUTES ' ' 

APPLICABLE THERETO ARE DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL 
OR INOPERATIVE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as f allows. • 

Chapter sixty-three of the General Laws is hereby amended ^'- ^Pi ^ ^"' 
by striking out section fifty-two and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 52. If the provisions of section Taxation of 
thirty-two imposing an excise on domestic business corpora- business' 
tions are declared unconstitutional or inoperative by a final corporations in 
judgment, order or decree of the supreme court of the United of iaw7m-^'°"^ 
States or of the supreme judicial court of the commonwealth, thlreon^arr*"^^ 
such portion of the law relating to business corporations as declared 
set forth in sections thirty to fifty-one, inclusive, as relates, tionai or "' 
solely to domestic business corporations shall be null and "^^P^rative. 
void, and such portion of said law as relates in part to 
domestic business corporations shall become inapplicable 
to such corporations. In such event, all laws applicable to 
domestic business corporations which were repealed or were 
made inoperative as to, or inapplicable to, domestic business 
corporations by chapter three hundred and fifty-five of the 
General Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen shall there- 
upon be revived and become operative and applicable in 
respect to such corporations and shall be continued in full 
force and effect from the first day of January of the calendar 
year preceding the calendar year in which such final judg- 
ment, order or decree is entered, to the same extent as if 
said chapter three hundred and fifty-five had not been en- 
acted. If the provisions of section thirty-nine imposing an Taxation of 
excise on foreign corporations are declared unconstitutional corpwations"^^^ 
or inoperative by any such final judgment, order or decree, 'ncasepro- 



202 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 220. 



visions of law 
imposing an 
excise thereon 
are declared 
unconstitu- 
tional or 
inoperative. 



Assessment of 
taxes under 
laws revived, 
etc. 



Extension of 
time for 
assessing taxes, 
etc. 



Credit for 
certain invalid 
excises paid 
and unre- 
funded. 



Proviso. 



Unconstitution- 
ality, etc., of 
certain pro- 
visions of law 
relating to 
taxation of 
business cor- 
porations not 
to affect certain 
other pro- 
visions, etc. 



such portion of the law relating to business corporations as 
set forth in sections thirty to fifty-one, inclusive, as relates 
solely to foreign corporations shall be null and void, and 
such portion of said law as relates in part to foreign corpora- 
tions shall become inapplicable to such corporations. In 
such event, all laws applicable to foreign corporations which 
were repealed, or were made inoperative as to, or inapplicable 
to, foreign corporations or to the property thereof by said 
chapter three hundred and fifty-five shall thereupon be 
revived and become operative and applicable in respect to 
such corporations and the property thereof and shall be 
continued in full force and effect from the first day of January 
of the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which 
such final judgment, order or decree is entered, to the same 
extent as if said chapter three hundred and fifty-five had not 
been enacted. The commissioner and the local assessors 
shall as soon as may be assess all taxes for which liability 
has been incurred under the laws revived, made operative or 
applicable or continued in force by the foregoing provisions 
or any of them. The time for assessing such taxes shall be 
extended for a period of one year from the date of entry 
of such final judgment, order or decree, and for performing 
any duty subsequent to assessment the time shall be ex- 
tended for a further period after such assessment com- 
mensurate with the period which would have obtained under 
the laws hereby revived and again made operative, appli- 
cable and continued in force. Privileges and rights granted 
shall be correspondinglj^ extended. Excises declared invalid 
by reason of the foregoing premises, w^hich were assessed on 
or after January first of the calendar year preceding the 
calendar year in which the excise law was declared uncon- 
stitutional or inoperative, shall, to the extent that such 
excises have been paid and are unrefunded, be credited 
against the taxes assessed for the same period under the 
laws revived and again made operative, applicable and con- 
tinued in force; provided, that if such credit exceeds the 
taxes due the excess shall be refunded upon warrant of the 
commissioner to the state treasurer. There shall be no 
further or other recovery of the amounts thus credited or 
refunded. If any part, section or subdivision of said sections 
thirty to fifty-one, inclusive, other than the provisions in 
section thirty-two or thirty-nine imposing an excise, shall 
be declared unconstitutional or inoperative, the remaining 
parts of said sections thirty to fifty-one, inclusive, shall 
not be affected thereby. Approved April 8, 1926. 



Chan 220 ^^ '^'^^ authorizing the city of boston to borrow 

MONEY for the WIDENING OF OAKLAND AND ASHLAND 



STREETS. 



Board of street 
commissioners 
of Boston 



Br it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section I. The board of street commissioners of the 
city of Boston may, with the approval of the mayor, lay out, 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 221. 203 

widen and construct Oakland street from the junction of wid^il'^utc"'' 
Rielnnond street to the junction of Harvard street to a Oakland aiid 
width of eighty feet, and Ashland street from the junction "etc!^" ^ ^^^ ^' 
of Wood avenue to the junction of Wilmot street to a width 
of sixty feet, and from the junction of liytle Park avenue to 
Washington street to a width of sixty feet. The said 
widening and construction and the assessment of betterments 
therefor shall be made in accordance with the provisions of 
chapter three hundred and ninety-three of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and six, as amended by chapter five hundred 
and thirty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen 
and chapters seventy-nine and eighty of the General Laws. 

Section 2. For the purpose of meeting the expense City of 
authorized by section one of this act, the city of Boston may bonow SoLy 
borrow, outside the statutory limit of indebtedness, from 'or said 

. ... •ipf • 1 purpose. 

time to time within a period oi nve years irom the passage 

of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in 

the aggregate, five hundred thousand dollars, and may 

issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face 

the words, Boston Oakland and Ashland Streets Improve- Boston 

ment Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue shall con- Ashland streets 

stitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not {^^jf^^cTof'^ 

more than ten years from their dates, but no loan shall be i926. ' 

authorized under this act unless a sum equal to ten per cent 

of the loan so authorized is voted for the same purpose to 

be provided from taxes or other sources of revenue. Any h^^,?"?^° 

sum to be raised by taxation shall be outside the tax limit taxation to be 

as fixed for the city in the year in which the loan is authorized, a^ftfetc!^ 

Except as herein provided, indebtedness incurred under this 

act shall be subject to the laws relative to the incurring of 

debt by said city. 

SectiOiN 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Submission to 

, 1. 1 • -1 (• • 1 • 1 • 1 city council, 

ance by vote oi the city council or said city, subject to the pro- etc. 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs Proviso. 
during the current year. Approved April 8, 1926. 



An Act to change the method .a.nd rate of sewer assess- Chap. 221 

MENTS IN the TOWN OF LEXINGTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Chapter three hundred and twenty-two of amended.^ ^' 
the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen is hereby amended 
by striking out section one and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 1. Whenever sanitary sewers are con- Sewer assess- 

,° . , c T • • 1 • 1 1 nienta in town 

structed in the town ot Lexington in accordance with the of Lexington. 
provisions of chapter five hundred and four of the acts of 
eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, as amended, fifty per 
cent of the cost, as hereinafter defined, of such sewers shall 
be assessed upon the estates specially benefited thereby. 
"Sanitary sewers", as used herein, shall mean all sewerage "Sanitary 
works and appurtenances except those constructed solely defined. 
for the drainage of surface water and except works connect- 



204 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 222. 



"Coat," how 
to be deter- 
mined. 



Apportionment 
of part of 
cost upon 
estates 
specially 
benefited, etc. 



Limitations 

as to taxes 

or assessments. 



Drains, etc., 
from certain 
estates not 
to be entered 
into common 
sewer except, 
etc. 



Certain laws 
to apply to 
assessments. 



When to take 
e.iect. 



Submission to 

voters. 

Scope. 



ing estates with sewers. "Cost", as used in this section, 
shall be determined by multiplying the length of the sewer 
pipe laid in such sanitary sewer by a unit of cost per linear 
foot obtained by dividing the actual cost of all sanitary 
sewers constructed in the said town Mdthin the five years 
next preceding the date of completion of such sanitary sewer 
by the actual number of linear feet of sewer pipe, other than 
pipes connecting estates with sewers, laid in said town during 
said five years. The cost shall be determined by the board 
of selectmen. Said board shall apportion the said fifty per 
cent of the said cost upon the estates that they shall de- 
termine to be specially benefited in the proportion which 
the area of each such estate, for a depth not to exceed one 
hundred and twenty-five feet, bears to the total area in- 
cluded in the calculation, but the entire estate shall be sub- 
ject to the lien for such assessment. No land shall be taxed 
or assessed hereunder more than once. No assessment 
hereunder shall be levied upon any estate or part thereof 
which by reason of its grade or otherwise cannot be drained 
into such new construction until such incapacity has been 
removed. No assessment shall exceed the amount of the 
special benefit to the estate assessed. No drain or sewer 
from an estate or part of an estate not already assessed or 
not at the time liable to assessment as herein provided 
shall be entered into a common sewer except upon the pay- 
ment of such an assessment or charge and upon such other 
terms and conditions as the board of selectmen shall de- 
ternune. The provisions of chapter eighty of the General 
Laws relative to the apportionment, division, reassessment, 
abatement and collection of assessments, and to interest, 
shall apply to assessments made under this act. 

Section 2. This act shall, for the purpose of its submis- 
sion for acceptance, take effect upon its passage and shall 
take full effect upon its acceptance within two years after 
its passage by a majority of the voters of the town of Lexing- 
ton voting thereon at a town meeting, and it shall apply to 
all sanitary sewers, as defined in section one, constructed in 
said town after the date of such acceptance. 

Approved April 8, 192G. 



Chap.222 



1925, 343, § 13, 
amended. 



Taxation of 
banks and 
trust com- 
panies in case 
provisions of 
Uw imposing 



An Act relative to the taxation of banks and trust 
companies in case existing statutes applicable 
thereto are declared unconstitutional or inop- 
ERATIVE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter three hundred and forty-three of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-five is hereby amended by striking 
out section thirteen and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: — ISectiun 13. If the provisions of section two of chap- 
ter sixty-three of the General Laws, as appearing in section 
one of this act, imposing a tax, are declared unconstitutional 
or inoperative by a final judgment, order or decree of the 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 228. 205 

supreme court of the United States or of the supreme ju- a tax thereon 



are declared 
uiiconstitu- 



dicial court of the couimonwealtii, sections one to twelve, 
inchisive, of this act, except section two thereof, shall be [,',"""' T 
null and void, and all laws amended, repealed or made 
inoperative by said sections one to twelve, inclusive, of this 
act, except section two thereof, shall thereupon be revived 
and become operative and shall be continued in full force and 
eflect in their prior form, to the same extent as though said 
sections had not been enacted. In such case, the commis- Notice by 
sioner of corporations and taxation shall forthwith give writ- of cmpol'at'ions 
ten notice to each bank, as defined in section one of said anti taxation 
chapter sixty-three as appearing in section one of this act, etc. ^" ' 
which may be affected to exercise its election under the laws 
revived, niade operative or continued in force within a 
reasonable time to be stated in the notice, and as soon as Assessment of 
may be after the expiration of the time stated in the notice law^revWe'^d 
the commissioner or the local assessors, as the case may be, ''t^. 
shall assess all taxes for the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six and years subsequent thereto for which liability 
has been incurred under such law's revived, made operative 
or continued in force. The time for assessing such taxes Extension of 
shall be extended for a period of one year from the date of assetsufg taxes 
entry of such final judgment, order or decree, and for per- '^t^- 
forming any duty subsequent to assessment the time shall 
be extended for a further period after such assessment 
commensurate with the period which would have obtained 
under the laws revived, made operative or continued in 
force. Privileges and rights granted shall be correspond- 
ingly extended. Taxes invalid by reason of the foregoing Credit for 
premises which were assessed on or after January first, tuxes'paid '''"^ 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six shall, to the extent that ^"'^ 
such taxes have been paid and are unrefunded, be credited 
against the taxes assessed for the same period under the 
laws revived, made operative or continued in force; pro- Proviso. 
vided, that if such credit exceeds the taxes due the excess 
shall be refunded upon warrant of the commissioner to the 
state treasurer. There shall be no further or other recovery 
of the amounts thus credited or refunded. If any part, Unconstitution- 
section or subdivision of this act, other than the provisions ce' tain parts of 
of section two of said chapter sixty-three, as appearing in affecf r "m"°i* -*^" 
section one of this act, imposing a tax, shall be declared un- ing parts, etc. 
constitutional or inoperative, the remaining parts of this act 
shall not be affected thereby. Approved April 8, 1926. 

An Act to authorize the waltham trust company to (^Jk^uj 923 
maintain a branch office in the town of weston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Waltham Trust Company of Waltham Waitham 
is hereby authorized, subject to the approval of the board of pany^may"" 
bank incorporation, to maintain a branch office in the town P'^'"*^'"^ 

. '^ ' branch office 

of VVeston. iiitownof 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. ^^^^^' 

Approved April B, 192U. 



206 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 224, 225. 



C/ittP.224 ^^ ^^'^ RELATIVE TO THE PURCHASE BY THE WORCESTER 
ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY OF ALL THE PROPERTY AND 
FRANCHISES OF THE WORCESTER GAS LIGHT COMPANY OR 
THE CONSOLIDATION OF SAID COMPANIES. 



Purchase by 
The Worcester 
Electric Light 
Company of 
property, etc., 
of VVorcester 
Gas Light 
Company or 
consolidation 
of said 
companies. 

Approval by 
stockholders 
and by 

department of 
public 
utilities. 



Change of 
corporate 
name. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Worcester Gas Light Company may sell 
and convey and The Worcester Electric Light Company 
may purchase all the property and franchises of the W orcester 
Gas Light Company or the two companies may consolidate, 
subject to the provisions of sections ninety-eight, ninety- 
nine and one hundred and one of chapter one hundred and 
sixty-four of the General Laws, to the same extent as if said 
companies were both electric companies; but no such pur- 
chase and sale or consolidation shall be valid or binding 
until the terms thereof have been approved, at meetings 
called therefor, by a vote of at least two thirds in interest 
of the stockholders of each of the contracting companies, 
and until the department of public utilities, after notice and 
a public hearing, has determined that the facilities for fur- 
nishing and distributing gas or electricity will not thereby 
be diminished and that such purchase and sale or consolida- 
tion and the terms thereof are consistent with public in- 
terest. 

Section 2. After purchase or consolidation, The Worces- 
ter Electric Light Company may change its corporate name 
to The W^orcester Electric Light and Gas Company. 

Ajjproved April 9, 1926. 



Ch(lV.225 ^^ ^^"^ RELATIVE TO THE DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY RE- 
COVERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. 



G. L. 147, four 
new sections 
after § 6. 



Disposition of 
property 
recovered by 
department of 
puDlic safety. 



Sale at public 
auction. 



Notice of sale 
and description 
of property to 
be pubhshed. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and forty-seven of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section six the 
four following new sections: — 

Section 6 A. If money, goods or other property which 
has been stolen, lost, abandoned or taken from a person 
under arrest comes into the possession of an officer or other 
employee of the department by virtue of his office or em- 
ployment, he shall deliver the same to the person designated 
by the commissioner to receive the same and shall there- 
upon be relieved from further responsibility therefor. If no 
person proves ownership of such money, goods or other 
property within six months, the commissioner may cause 
the same, except money unclaimed, to be sold at public 
auction at such place and time and by such person as the 
commissioner may designate. Notice of the time and 
place of such sale, with a description of the property, shall 
be given by publishing the same once in a newspaper pub- 
lished in the county where the property was found or taken 
as aforesaid. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 226, 227. 207 

Sedrnn 6B. Such property, if perishable or liable to Saieof 
deteriorate greatly in vahie by keeping, or the value of eteTpropeVtv 
which will probably be less than the expense of keeping, may 
be sold at public auction at such place and at such time 
within six months and by such person as the commissioner 
may designate, such notice of the time and place of sale as 
the commissioner may deem reasonable and proper first 
being given. 

Section GC . The proceeds of such sales, together with Proceeds of 
such unclaimed money, after deducting all reasonable charges tfo^'e^Jf'"'^'' 
and expenses incurred on account of such property, shall be 
accounted for and paid to the commonwealth. 

Section 6D. If, within two years and six months after Money or 
such money has come into the possession of an officer or other ^aS%ayment 
employee of said department or within two years after any to owners, if, 
such sale, the owner claims such property and proves owner- 
ship to the satisfaction of the commissioner, the amount of 
such unclaimed money or the proceeds of the sale of such 
property, after deducting reasonable expenses, shall be paid 
to him by the state treasurer. Approved April 9, 1926. 



An Act to facilitate transfers of shares, bonds and 

OTHER securities. 



Chap. 22^ 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and three of the General Laws is g. l. 203, § 21. 
herebj- amended by striking out section twenty-one and in- ^'"ende*^- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 21. A com- Companies. 
pany or corporation, public or private, or quasi corporation, unmcOT^'orated 
or unincorporated association, or the managers of any trust, associations, 
or any transfer agent, registrar or other agent of such com- agents%tc., 
pany, corporation, quasi corporation, unincorporated associ- se°e*to°exMu^ion 
ation or managers, shall not be bound to see to the execution of trusts to 
of any trust, express, implied or constructive, to which any Iha'resare'' 
of its shares, bonds or securities are subject, or to ascertain subject, etc 
or inquire whether the trust authorizes a transfer thereof by 
the holfjjpr, but this section shall not be a protection against 
liability for participating with actual knowledge in a breach 
of trust, and the fact that the trust is of record shall not 
constitute such actual knowledge. 

Approved April 9, 1926. 



An Act authorizing amendments of indictments and ChctV -221 
complaints in certain cases. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and seventy-seven of the General ^tkina^f'tw^ 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section thirty- 5 35. 
five the following new section: — Section 35 A. Upon motion Amendments 
of the district attorney or prosecuting officer, the court may aid^^mpiirnts 
order the complaint or indictment amended in relation to in certain 
allegations or particulars as to which the defendant would *'*^^' 
not be prejudiced in his defence. Approved April 9, 1926. 



208 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 228, 229. 



ChCip.228 ^^ ^^"^ PROVIDING THAT SPECIFIC CASES OF CRIME MAY 
BE GIVEN PRECEDENCE OVER OTHER CASES ON THE TRIAL 
LIST IN THE SUPERIOR COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-four of chapter two hundred and twelve 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the 
end thereof the following: — ; provided, that the court, on 
motion of the district attorney, may order that the trial of 
any specified case of crime shall take precedence over all 
other cases, — so as to read as follows: — Section 24- At 
a sitting of the court at which criminal business may be 
transacted, cases arising under chapters two hundred and 
forty-eight, one hundred and thirty-eight, one hundred and 
thirty-nine and two hundred and seventy-three shall have 
precedence in the order in which said chapters are herein 
named, next after the cases of persons who are actually 
confined in prison and awaiting trial; provided, that the 
court, on motion of the district attorney, may order that the 
trial of any specified case of crime shall take precedence over 
all other cases. Approved April 9, 1926. 



G. L. 212, § 24, 
amended. 



Precedence of 
certain 
prosecutions 
in superior 
court. 



Proviso. 



G. L. 123, § 33, 
amended. 



Chap.22Q ^^^ Act regulating the care and treatment of insane 
persons and other mental defectives in private 
houses. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-three of chapter one hundred 
and twenty-three of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by inserting after the word "institution" in the second line 
the words: — or private house, — and by adding at the end 
thereof the following new sentence: — All places required 
by this and the following section to be in charge and under 
the direct personal supervision of a licensee of the depart- 
ment shall be subject to supervision and visitation by said 
department, in so far as they are not already subje^ thereto 
under any other provision of this chapter, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 33. The department may annually 
license any suitable person to establish or have charge of an 
institution or private house for the care and treatment of 
the insane, epileptic, feeble minded, and persons addicted 
to the intemperate use of narcotics or stimulants, and may at 
any time revoke the license. No such license shall be granted 
for the care and treatment of insane or epileptic persons un- 
less the said department is satisfied, after investigation, that 
the person applying therefor is a duly qualified physician, 
as provided in section fifty-three, and has had practical 
experience in the care and treatment of such patients. No 
such license shall be granted for the care and treatment of 
persons addicted to the intemperate use of narcotics or 
stimulants unless the department is satisfied, after investi- 
gation, that the person applying therefor is a physician who 



Department 
of mental 
diseases may 
license persons 
to establish, 
etc., institu- 
tions or private 
houses for 
care and 
treatment of 
insane persons 
and other 
mental 
defectives. 
Qualifications 
of licensees. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 230, 231. 209 

is a graduate of a legally chartered medical scho(d or col- 
lege, and that he has been in the actual practice of medicine 
for the tliree years next preceding his application for a license; 
nor unless his standing, character and professional knowl- 
edge of inebriety are satisfactory to the department. Li- Expiration and 
censes granted hereunder shall expire with the last day of [rcen^es.° 
the year in which they are issued, but may be renewed. The Fees. 
department may fix reasonable fees for said licenses and 
renewals thereof. All places required by this and the fol- Suppryision 
lowing section to be in charge and imder the direct personal orpilcesln"" 
supervision of a licensee of the department shall be subject i^gj,^""^ 
to supervision and visitation by said department, in so far 
as they are not already subject thereto under any other 
provision of this chapter. 

Section 2. Section thirty-four of said chapter one g. l. 123, 1 34, 
hundred and twenty-three is hereby amended by striking *™®" ^ ' 
out, in the first line, the word "described" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — or private house for the care or Penalty for 
treatment of persons mentioned, — so as to read as follows: — tion'sl"etc.°'not^' 
Section SJf. \Yhoever keeps or maintains an institution or jj^fipp^^^^^*'*^* 
private house for the care or treatment of persons mentioned persons. 
in the preceding section, unless the same is in charge of, and 
under the direct personal supervision of, a person duly licensed 
as provided therein, shall be punished by a fine of not more 
than five hundred dollars. Approved April 9, 1926. 



Chap. 230 



An Act relative to the punishment for non-appearance 

OF A person duly SUMMONED AS A WITNESS IN A CRIMINAL 
CASE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Chapter two hundred and thirty-three of the General G. L. 233, §5, 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section five and ^™^"'^®'^- 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Sec^iow 5. Such Non-attendance 
failure to attend as a witness before a court, justice of the tobe^aco^n- 
peace, master in chancery, master or auditor appointed by a tempt of court. 
court, or the county commissioners, shall also be a con- 
tempt of the court, and may be punished, in case of such punishment, 
failure to attend as a witness in a criminal prosecution, by a c°ge8™'°^' 
fine of not more than two hundred dollars or by imprison- 
ment for not more than one month or both, or, in case of in other cas3s. 
any other such failure to attend as aforesaid, by a fine of 
not more than twenty dollars. Approved April 9, 1926. 
■ — , 

An Act relative to the qualifications of applicants nhnj) 231 

FOR licenses as INSURANCE AGENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and sixty-three of chapter one hun- g l. its. 5 163. 
dred and seventy-five of the General Laws, as amended by ^^'^- a™«nded. 
section ten of chapter four hundred and fifty of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended 



210 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 232. 



Licensing of 

insurance 

agents. 



Fee. 



Notice and 
information 
as to agents 
appointed by 
insurance 
companies. 



Revocation 
or suspension 
of license. 



Expiration. 



Renewal. 



Companies to 
be bound by 
acts of agents. 



Penalty. 



by inserting after the word "suitable" in the fifth line the 
words: — and competent,- — ^ so as to read as follows: — 
Section 163. I^pon written notice by a company author- 
ized to transact business in the commonwealth of its ap- 
pointment of a person to act as its agent herein, the com- 
missioner shall, if he is satisfied that the appointee is a 
suitable and competent person of full age and intends to 
hold himself out and carry on business in good faith as an 
insurance agent and upon payment by the companj^ of the 
fee prescribed by section fourteen, issue to him a license 
which shall state in substance that the company is authorized 
to do business in the commonwealth, and that the person 
named therein is the constituted agent of the company in 
the commonwealth for the transaction of such business as it 
is authorized to transact therein. Such notice shall be upon 
a form furnished by the commissioner, and shall be accom- 
panied by a statement executed on oath by the appointee 
which shall give his name, age, residence, present occupa- 
tion, his occupation for the five years next preceding the date 
of the notice, and such other information as the commissioner 
may require upon a form furnished by him. The commis- 
sioner may, except as provided in section five, at any time, 
for cause shown and after a hearing, revoke the license or 
suspend it for a period not exceeding the unexpired term 
thereof, and may, for cause shown and after a hearing, re- 
voke the license while so suspended, and shall notify both 
the company and the agent in writing of such revocation or 
suspension. A license issued hereunder shall expire on the 
thirtieth day of June next after its issue, unless sooner 
revoked or suspended as aforesaid, or unless the company, 
by a written notice filed with the commissioner, cancels the 
authority of the agent to act for it. Such license may, in 
the discretion of the commissioner and upon payment by 
the company of said fee, be renewed for any succeeding year 
by a renewal certificate without requiring anew the detailed 
information hereinbefore specified. Every company shall 
be bound by the acts of the person named in the license 
within the scope of his apparent authority as its acknowl- 
edged agent while such license remains in force. Who- 
ever, not being a duly licensed insurance broker or an officer 
of a domestic company acting under section one hundred 
and sixty-five, acts as an insurance agent as defined in the 
preceding section, without such license or during a suspen- 
sion of his license, shall be punished by a fine of not less 
than twenty nor more than five hundred dollars. 

Approved April 9, 1926. 



Chap.2d2 An Act validating certain betterment assessments or 

THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Certain SECTION 1. The asscssmcuts of betterments laid by the 

betterment i n i i i i i • •! i- i_ • * 

assessments of board of aldermen and by the city council oi the city of 



Acts, 1926. —Chap. 232. 211 

Springfield by orders passed and approved by the mayor city of Spnng- 
diiring the years nineteen hundred and twenty-one, nine- ^ vauate . 
teen hundred and twenty-two, nineteen huncheii and twenty- 
three, nineteen hundred and twenty-four and nim^teen hun- 
dred and twenty-(ive, for benefits received, other than the 
general advantage to the connnunity, from the laying out, 
altering and widening of highways in siiid city and from the 
construction thereof, and the commitments of the lists of 
such assessments with the warrants of the board of alder- 
men and of the city council to the city collector, and the ap- 
portionments of such assessments by the board of alder- 
men and by the city council and by the board of assessors, 
are hereby severally confirmed and made valid to the same 
extent as if the orders laying out, altering and widening 
such highways, in respect of which said assessments were 
made, and the orders laying such assessments and all pro- 
ceedings in connection with or in relation to the orders 
laying out, altering and widening said highways and the 
orders laying such assessments, and the commitments and 
the apportionments thereof, had been in all respects in con- 
formity with the provisions of chapters seventy-nine, eighty 
and eighty-two of the General Laws and all ordinances of the 
city of Springfield from time to time applicable thereto; pro- Proviso. 
vided, that this section shall not apply to any such assess- 
ment on any parcel of real estate, the validity of which is in 
question, directly or indirectly, in any proceeding pending in 
any court on the effective date hereof. 

Section 2. Within six months from the effective date New assess- 
hereof, the city council of said city shall assess on any parcel ^rtahi'ianda 
of land affected by the proviso in the foregoing section a to supersede 

,(., «! , . " n and abate prior 

proportionate snare of the cost oi the entire improvement tor assessments, 
its share of which said land was originally assessed, including which waam" 
all damages awarded on account thereof under said chapter question, etc. 
seventy-nine, but no such assessment shall exceed the amount 
of the adjudged benefit or advantage to said parcel. Such 
assessment shall supersede and abate any prior assessment 
on the same property on account of the same improvement. 
All the provisions of said chapter eighty consistent with the 
validity of any such new assessment shall be applicable 
thereto. 

Section 3. Nothing in this act contained shall be so Certain rights 
construed as to limit or abridge in any way the rights relative o°abrfdged, 
to abatement contained in sections five to eleven, inclusive, ^'^'=- 
of said chapter eighty; and any proceedings under said 
sections, or any of them, relative to assessments other than 
such new assessments, the right to begin which has already 
expired, may be begun within six months after the effective 
date of this act, and shall thereafter proceed in accordance 
with said sections. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 13, 1926. 



212 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 233, 234. 



Natick School 
Loan, Act of 
1926. 



C/iap.233 An Act authorizing the town of natick to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Town of Natick SECTION 1. For tlie purposc of acquiring land for and 
monevfor Constructing a junior high school building and originally 

school purposes, equipping and furnishing said building, the town of Natick 
may borrow, from time to time, within a period of five years 
from the passage of this act^ such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, three hundred thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Natick School Loan, Act of 
1926. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate 
loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen 
years from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized under 
this act unless a sum equal to an amount not less than ten 
per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same 
purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year when au- 
thorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in 
excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as herein pro- 
vided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 
exclusive of the proviso inserted in section seven of said 
chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 

Approved April 13, 1926. 

Chap. 234: An Act authorizing the town of spencer to borrow 
money for town hall purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

SpeMe^-^ma SECTION 1. For the purposc of acquiring land for and 

borrow money Constructing a town hall and originally equipping and furnish- 
ing the same, the town of Spencer may borrow from time to 
time, within a period of five years from the passage of this 
act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, one hundred and sixty thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face 
the words, Spencer Town Hall Loan, Act of 1926. Each 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such 
loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen years from their 
dates, but no issue shall be authorized under this act unless 
a sum equal to an amount not less than ten per cent of such 
authorized issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised 
by the tax levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness 
incurred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory 
limit, but shall, except as herein provided, be subject to 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the 
proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter 
three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 

Approved April 13, 19-26. 



for town hall 
purposes 



Spencer Towb 
Hall Loan, 
Act of 1921). 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 235, 23G. 213 



An Act authorizinc; the town of winchendon to bor- fjidj) 235 

ROW ilONEY FOR TOWN HALL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of repairing and remodelling Town of 
its town hall, and of refurnishing and reequipping the same, muy'' borrow 
the town of Winehendon nuiy borrow from time to time, ^wn hiii'pur- 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, posea. 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, twenty-five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Winehendon Town Hall Loan, Act of 1926. Each author- Winchendon 
ized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans Lo^iilActoi 
shall be paid in not more than ten years from their dates, '^-''• 
but no issue shall be authorized under this act unless a sum 
equal to an amount not less than ten per cent of such au- 
thorized issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised by 
the tax levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness 
incurred under this act shall be within the statutory limit, 
and shrill, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso in- 
serted in section seven of said chapter by chapter three 
hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 13, 19£G. 



e/iap.236 



An Act authorizing the city of new Bedford to bor- 
row money for school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of acquiring land for and B'^7f°^j^®^ 
constructing school buildings, including the cost of originally borrow money 

" ' for school 

purposes. 



equipping and furnishing such buildings, or for the con- ^o'^'^'^^'^' 
struction of additions to school buildings, such additions to 
increase the floor space of such buildings, including the cost 
of originally equipping and furnishing the same, the city of 
New Bedford may borrow from time to time, within a period 
of five years after the passage of this act, such sums as ma.y 
be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one million 
two hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, New New Bedford 
Bedford School Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue f^oimT' 
shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid 
in not more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue 
shall be authorized under this section unless a sum equal to 
an amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized 
issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax 
levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred 
under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but 
shall, except as provided herein, be subject to chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in 



214 



Acre, 192G. — Chaps. 237, 238. 



section seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and 
thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 13, 1926. 



Mount Hope 
Finishing 
Company 
may engage 
in business of 
an electric com- 
pany in part 
of town uf 
Dightou. 



Chap.237 An Act to authorize the mount hope finishing com- 
pany TO ENGAGE IN THE BUSINESS OF AN ELECTRIC COM- 
PANY in THE VILLAQE OF NORTH DIGHTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The Mount Hope Finishing Company is 
hereby authorized to construct and operate lines for the 
transmission of electricity for the purpose of furnishing light 
and power upon and along the highways of that part of the 
town of Dighton, and to the inhabitants thereof, included 
within the following boundaries: beginning at a point on the 
westerly bank of the Three Mile river on the boundary line 
between the town of Dighton and the city of Taunton; 
thence northwesterly by said boundary line to a stone post on 
the westerly line of Williams street in said town of Digliton; 
thence southerly by said westerly line of Williams street to 
a point at its intersection with the southerly line of Tremont 
street; thence southeasterly by said southerly line of Tremont 
street to its intersection with the boundary line of the 
Dighton electric light district; thence northerly by the 
boundary line of said light district to the southeasterly 
corner of the North Dighton Fire District in the town of 
Dighton; thence northeasterly by the boundary line of said 
fire district to the southwesterly bank of the Three Mile 
river; thence following the bank of said river to the place of 
beginning. Said company is hereby authorized to erect and 
maintain upon said highways such posts and fixtures as may 
be necessary to sustain the wires and other fixtures of its lines. 

Section 2. In respect to said business, said Mount Hope 
Finishing Company shall have all the powers and privileges, 
and be subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions, of 
an electric company under all general laws now or hereafter 
in force in relation thereto, so far as the same may be appli- 
cable; and for the purposes of said business, the said com- 
pany may continue to enjoy all of the property and locations 
in said town of Dighton, now owned and used by it in the 
distribution and sale of electricity to the said fire district and 
its inhabitants. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 14, 1926. 



May erect and 
maintain posts 
and fixtures, 
etc. 

To have 
powers, etc., 
and be subject 
to duties, 
liabilities, 
etc., of iti 
electric 
company, etc. 



C^ap.238 

Emergency 
preamble. 



An Act dissolving certain corporations. 

Whereas, It is necessary that certain delinquent and other 
corporations be dissolved before April first in the current 
year, therefore this act is hereby declared to be an emergency 



Acts, 1026. — Chap. 238. 215 

law, nroessnry for the iinTnediate preservation of the public 
convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloirs: 

Section 1. Such of the following named corporations as Certain 
are not already legally dissolved are hereby dissolved, sub- db^iv^Jd""' 
ject to the provisions of sections fifty-one and fifty-two of 
chapter one hunch'ed and fiftv-five of the General I^aws: — 

A. D. Windle Co., A. F. Heald Company, A. F. Ward 
Machinery Co., The, A. H. Buswell Medicine Co., A. H. 
Weeks & Company, Inc., A. H. Williams, Inc., A-I-D In- 
corporated, A. J. Rogers Co., The, A. L. Lapidus Co., A. M. 
Manning Co., A. S. Tucker Company, The, Abbott Street 
Garage Inc., Abrahams & Shiffrin, Inc., Accessible Card 
Company, Accessories Manufacturing Company, Acme Drug 
Co., Acme Machine Company, Acme Nail Companj^, Inc., 
Acton Associates, Incorporated, Adamite Tan Company, 
Adams & Powers, Inc., Adams Clothing Co., Adams Garage 
Inc., Adams Sales Company, Addison Mills, Aero Corpora- 
tion of Massachusetts, Aetna Products Company, Afco 
Construction Company, Agawam Tobacco Company, Air 
Toy Company, The, Aladdin Candy Shop Inc., Albany 
Realty Company, Albermarle Mills, Incorporated, Alberta 
Company Incorporated, Alexander C. Wolf Company, 
Algonquin Stores Company, Alicia Corporation, Inc., All 
American Brokers, Inc., Allen Engineering Company, Allen 
Rubber Company of New England, Allen W. Phillips Smelt- 
ing Company, Allied Consumers Co., The, Allied Mines Cor- 
poration, Allston Public Market Inc., Alouette Oil Com- 
pany, Alton Procpss Company, America Toy Company Inc., 
The, American Auto Livery Company, American Blacking 
Company, American Canbec Company, American Coated 
Paper Company, American Construction Company, 
American Drug Company, Inc., American Electroplating 
Works, Inc., American Food & Products Company, American 
Fruit Growers of Palestine Inc., American Home Building 
Association, Inc., American-Industrial Furnace Corporation, 
American Mortgage Corporation, American Novelty Manu- 
facturing Company, American Oxygen Corporation, American 
Rayon Mills Inc., American Rotary Pump Co., American 
Salt Co., American Sanitary Comb Company, American 
Standard Lunch Company, American Table Company, Inc., 
American Turbomotor Company, American Web Company, 
American Whaley Engine Company, American W^'ood Heel 
Co., Inc., Amphy Radio Corporation, Anderson Motor Cor- 
poration, Anderson-Owens Shoe Co., Andrews Construction 
Co., Anne C. Morris, Inc., Anthony Aran and Company, 
Incorporated, Anthony Company of New England, An- 
thracite Mining Company, Apartment Sales Corporation, 
Arcade Malleable Iron Company (1906), Arcadia Lumber 
Company, Arco Tire Company, Inc., Arctic Sweetheart 
Carton Company, Arey & Blount Electric Company, Argold 
Manufacturing Company, Argument Publishing Co., The, 



216 Acts, 1926. — Chap. 238. 

Certain Arlington Aniline Works, Inc., Arlin2;ton Lunch Co. Inc., 

corporations . . t> p o -n • • V-i * oi /~i 

dissolved. Armstrong iJeei & rrovision Company, Arrow bhoe Co., 

Arthur's Smoke Shop, Ltd., Asbestos Covering & Supply 
Company, Associated Authors Productions Inc., Associated 
Laundries, Inc., Associated Mill Supplies Ltd., At-Last 
Manufacturing Co., Atkins & Company, Inc., Atlantic 
Carbonic & Chemical Corp., Atlantic Coast Hardware Co., 
Atlantic Construction Company, Atlantic Film Corporation 
of New England, Atlantic Petroleum Company, Atlantic 
Road Machinery Co., Atlas Appliance Corporation, Atlas 
Trucking Company, Atwood & Gardiner, Inc., August Thiel 
& Co., Inc., Auto & Accessories Co., The, Auto Sales Com- 
pany, Auto Tire & Vulcanizing Co., Inc., Automatic Glove 
Cleansing Co. Inc., Automatic Time Lighting Corp., Auto- 
mobile Accessory Association, Inc., Automobile Dealers' 
Exchange, Inc., Automobile Enameling Corporation, The, 
Automobile Repairing Corporation, Automotive Clearing 
House, Inc., Automotive Engineering Corporation, Auto- 
motive Laboratories, Inc., Automotive Products Corporation, 
Automotive Radiator Corporation, Avery Coat Co., Axle 
Valve Company of Massachusetts, The, Ayers Shoe Com- 
pany. 

B. C. Libby Manufacturing Company, B. Grossman & 
Co. Inc., Babson Can Co., Backus Heater & Foundry Co., 
Bacon-Taplin Company, Bailey Gas Appliance Co., The, 
Baird Brothers Co., Inc., Baker Motor Sales Company, 
Baker Rug & Carpet Cleaning Co., Baldridge Gear Com- 
pany, Ballardvale Pure Food Company, Inc., Ballardvale 
Springs Company, The, Bancroft Bookshop, Inc., Bancroft- 
Hickey Sales Company, Bankers Exchange Corporation, 
Barnstable County LTsed Car Exchange, Inc., Barrett Cor- 
poration, The, Barrett Novelty Co. Inc., Barrett's Drug 
Store, Incorporated, Barry-Brown Shoe Co., Bartol and 
Healey Company, Barton and Ellis Company, Bates Products 
Co., The, Bates Rubber Company, Battery Service Company 
of New England, Bay State Amusement Co., Bay State 
Brick Company of Indian Orchard, The, Bay State Car, 
Incorporated, Bay State Cigar Company, Inc., Bay State 
Clothing Company, Bay State Cooperage Co., Bay State 
Corset Company, Bay State Flooring Company, Bay State 
Grocery Company, Bay State Iron Works Company, Bay 
State Naval Uniform Manufacturing Company, The, Bay 
State Outdoor Service Company, Inc., Bay State Parcel 
Checking Co., Bay State Ship Co., Bay State Shoe Mfg. Co. 
Inc., Bay vState Specialty Company, Beacon Chocolate Cor- 
poration, Beacon Credit Exchange, Incorporated, Beacon 
Rectifier Company Inc., Beaver Products Company, Inc., 
The, Becker Milling Machine Company, Bedford Neckwear 
Company, Bellows-McNear Inc., Bclvidere Garage Com- 
pany, Beneficial Mortgage Company of Massachusetts, 
Benny Gushing, Inc., Benoit-Bellenoit Co., Berkeley Studio 
Inc., Berkshire Construction Company, Bermudez Company, 
The, Berry Sales Co. Inc., The, Bert A. Spears Amusement 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 238. 2l7 

Attractions, Inc., Bert Richard Co., Inc., Best-Ford Tire & Certain 
Rubber Company, The, Betty Standish Candy Shops, Inc., diiroTs^ed. 
Bianchi Marbk' Company Inc. of America, Big Four Sales 
Corporation, Bigeh)\v Garage, Inc., The, Bills, MacIIarg & 
Company, Inc., Biltmore Cafeteria, Inc., Bishop-Babcock 
Corporation, The, Bitzer & Mead, Inc., Bixler ik Vytal Com- 
pany, Blakney & Wordell, Inc., Blue-Ben Novelty Company, 
Blue Flame Oil Heating Company, Blue (irass Corporation, 
The, Blue Hill Avenue Realty Co., Bluebird Cafe, Inc., 
Boilard & Bailey, Inc., Bond Shoe Manufacturing Co., Bond 
Tire Company, Bospick Company, Boston-Alberta Oil Co., 
Boston Baggage Co., Boston Belting Sales Company of 
Massachusetts, Boston Bo.x Company, Inc., Boston Chronicle 
Co., Inc., Boston Color and Chemical Co., Boston Depart- 
ment Store, Inc., Boston Distributing Corporation, Boston 
Drilling Co., Boston Duck Company, Boston Egg Com- 
pany, Inc., Boston Equipment & Supply Company, Boston 
Food Shops Inc., Boston, Halifax and Newfoundland Steam- 
ship Company, Boston Handle Company, Boston Hat Anchor 
Company, Inc., The, Boston Hatters, Inc., Boston Index 
Card Company, Boston Innersole Co., Boston Lace & Em- 
broidery Works Inc., Boston-Mirando Company, The, Bos- 
ton Motors Corporation, Boston Oakland Company, Inc., 
Boston Oil Drilling Syndicate, Inc., Boston Optical Com- 
pany, Boston Photo Play Company, Boston Plastic Art 
Company, Boston Press Inc., The, Boston Regalia Company, 
The, Boston-St. Joe Shipping Company, Boston Talking 
Machine Company, Boston-Texas Land Syndicate, Inc., 
Boston Textile Finishing Company, Inc., Boston Times 
Company, The, Boston Wool Products Co., Boulevard 
Pharmacy Inc., Bouton Engine Company, The, Bowes and 
Jones, Inc., Bowker Company, Bowman Manufacturing 
Company, Boylston Luggage Shop, Inc., Bradford Lumber 
Company, The, Bradlee & Mcintosh Co., Brennan-Madden 
Electrical Supply Company, Breslin & Campbell, Inc., 
Brickett Corporation, Bristol County Farm Bureau Co- 
operative Exchange, Bristol Realty & Amusement Co., 
Brockton Brush Company, Brockton Duco and Paint Com- 
pany, Brockton Hebrew Loan Corporation, The, Brockton- 
Lowell Amusement Co., Brockton Moccasin Co. Inc., Brock- 
ton Quality Shoe Co. Inc., Brockton Tobacco Co., Bromley 
School, Inc., Brookdale Creamery of Mass. Inc., Brookline 
Building Corporation, Brookline Thrift Corporation, Brown- 
Beckwith Co., Brown Daisy Mop Company, Bryercliffe 
Poultry Farm, Inc., Buckmans Shoe Store, Inc., Budgell 
Harrigan Leather Co., Bunker Hill Shoe Company, Burley 
Furniture Co., Burnham Marine Railways Company, 
Burstein Woolen Co., Burton Steamship Company, Business 
Management Corporation, The, Butterfly Novelties and 
Jewelry Importing Corporation, By-Cla Companv, Inc. 

C. Bonfanti & Co. Inc., C. D. Cobb & Bros. Inc., C. E. 
Giles Co., C. G. Galbo & Co., Inc., C. H. Greenleaf Com- 
pany, C. J. Bailey Company, Inc., C. L. Worden, Incor- 



218 Acts, 1926. — Chap. 238. 

Certain porated, C. M, Brett Co., C. INI. S. Distributing Company, 

dissoiv^ed. C. O. Morrill Company, The, C. R. Dean Co. Inc. of Taunton, 

The, C. S. Stearns Shoe Co., Cabel Upholstering Company, 
Caddy Electrical Equipment Company, California Carbon 
Company, Cambridge Auto Renting Company, Cambridge 
Construction Company, Cambridge Crucible Steel Casting 
Co., Cambridge Factory Company, Cambridge Tobacco 
Co., Cameo Manufacturing Co., Cammall-Crane Company, 
Campello Theatre Co., Canadusa Company, Cape Battery 
Co., Capital Heating & Contracting Co. Inc., Caribbean 
Leather Company, The, Carlson Manufacturing Company, 
Castle Kid Co., Inc., Central Lynn Collective Buying Ass'n, 
Inc., Century Farm Inc., Chandler, Wilbor and Company 
Incorporated, Charles B. Telless, Inc., Charles Cafe, Inc., 
Charles K. Fox Inc., Chas. N. Wales Co. Inc., Charles River 
Cooperative Society, The, Charm Electric Co., Chase 
Parker Leather Company, Chase Shoe Company, Chelsea 
Feather Co., Inc., Cheney Paper Company, Chipman, 
Harwood Company, Cho-lay Sales Corporation, Chris. F. 
Callahan Company, Church Chemical Company, Cigar 
Makers Co-operative Association, Citizens Co-operative 
Union Laundry, Inc., City Brass Foundry, Inc., City Secur- 
ities Company, Clapp Anderson Co., Clark Hunter Company, 
Clark School of Business Administration, Clarke-Emerson 
Manufacturing Co., Clarknit Mills, Inc., Clements Com- 
pany, Cline's Drug Store, Inc., Clinton Drug Co., Inc., 
Clow and Field, Inc., Coburn-Knapp, Inc., Cogan Furniture 
Company, Cohen and Haymond, Inc., Cohen-Sulkis Shoe 
Co. Inc., Colcord & Walker, Incorporated, Coldak Company, 
Cole's Inn Co., Inc., Collins & Co., Inc., Collins Motor Car 
Company, Collis Leather Co. of Boston, The, Colonial Body 
Co., Colonial Cork Company, Colonial Leather Goods 
Company, Colonial Waist & Dress Company, Colony Court, 
Inc., Colrain Fruit Growers Co-operative Association, The, 
Columbia Shoe Co., Colytic Barber Shops, Inc., Combo 
Manufacturing Company, Commercial Maritime Company, 
Commonwealth Electric Co., Commonwealth Mattress 
Filling Machine Co., Commonwealth Motor Mart, Inc. 
(No. 1), Community Food Shop Inc., Community Realty 
Company, Concrete Products Company, Inc., Confectioners 
Supply Company, Incorporated, Consolidated Brick Com- 
pany, Converters Paper Corporation, Convertible Auto 
Body Company, Coolidge & Strauch, Incorporated, Coolidge 
Shoe Co., Cooper & Katz Inc., Cooper Tire & Battery Corp., 
Copicut Warehouse Company, Copley Business Institute, 
Inc., Corey Hill Garage, Inc., Corinthian Manufacturing 
Company, Inc., Corliss Company, The, Corogo Tanning Co., 
Cosmo Drug Co., Cosmopolitan Cloak Co. Inc., Cosmo- 
politan Express Company, The, Cosmopolitan Grand Opera 
Co. Inc., Cosmopolitan Wholesale Grocery Company, 
Costikyan Carpet Corporation, Cottage City Concrete 
Company, Cotton Hoffman Company, Incorporated, Cotton 
Motor Company, Cotuit Oyster Company, Country Club 



Acts, 1020. — Chap. 238. 219 

Garage, Inc., Cr;ifl<lock Drug Company, Craigulator Brock- Certain 
ton Service Inc., Crane Audit & Accounting Co., Crawford dissoiv^ed""^ 
Sewing IMacliine Conijiany, Incorporated, Crescent Bag 
Wood Co., Crissoro Loan Association, Inc., Crocker Pen 
Company, Cronkhite Company, The, Crown China and 
Silverware Co., Inc., Crown Flour Co., Cuddihy & Kenney, 
Inc., Cuetara Brotliers Corporation, Cummings Co., Curtis 
& Companv, Inc., Cutler-Ross Co., Cyrus Patch & Son 
(Inc.). 

D. Doherty Company, D. F. Tool Company Inc., D. J. 
Foley Co.. Daitity Maid Co., Inc., Dalton Co., The, Dana 
L. Fuller Co., Dasco Spring Cover Co., Davis Construction 
Company, Dawieco Trading Company, De Luxe Beauty 
Parlors, Inc., Tlie, De ^'ito-.Jannini Co., Inc., Dean-Spencer 
Leather Co., Dean Thread Corporation, Delano, Bartlett & 
Dexter, Incorporated, Dello Ink Sales Corporation of N. E., 
Des Brisay Hospital Inc., Desema Engineering Company, 
Dexter, Cabot & Company, Inc., Diamond Brand Muslin 
Underwear Company, Dickens Company, The, Dillon Com- 
pany, Dima-Glare Corporation, Dobson Raft & Lifeboat 
Corporation, Dodge, Stevens Company, Dog Shop, Inc., 
The, Dolan Drug Companj', Domestic Mills Company, 
Donaldson-Orlick Shoe Co., Donarco Specialties, Inc., 
Donnelly Iron Works, Double Spring Unit & Frame Ex- 
tension Co., Inc., Douglas Saw & Machinery Co., Dow- 
Walen Company, Downing Block, Dreayer Bros. Inc., 
Dunbar-Kerr Companj', The, Dunn Green Corporation, The, 
Dunne and Smith, Inc., Duval County Traction Company, 
Dyar Supply Company, The. 

E. and M. Laundrv Corporation, E. G. Otto Electric Co., 
E. H. Tilton Inc., E. Howard George & Co., Inc., E. J. Kehoe 
Co. Inc., The, E. J. Michaud Company, E. L. Glennon Shoe 
Co., E. L. Sargent Company, E. L. Thompson Company, 
E. M. Lyman and Son, Incorporated, E. M. Swett Com- 
pany, E-Zee Vulc Company, The, Eagle Dry Goods Co. Inc., 
Fames Drug Co., Eastern Athletic Association, Inc., Eastern 
Chair Company, Eastern Confection Co., Inc., Eastern 
Creamery Co., P^astern Feature Film Company, Inc., 
Eastern Hide and By-Products Company, Eastern Importing 
and Exporting Co., Inc., Eastern Merchandising Company, 
Eastern Mortgage Corporation, Eastern Reed & Cane Co., 
Eastern Road Machinery Company, Eastern Screen and 
Shade Company, Eastern Sugar and Products Company, 
Eastern Textile Co. Inc., Eastman Clock Manufacturing 
Company, Eastman Marble Company, The, Economy Light, 
Heat and Power Company, Economy Manufacturing Co., 
Edgar H. Burman and Company Inc., Edgerly Shoe Cor- 
poration, Pklmester Rubber Company, Educo Film Com- 
pany, Edward Radding Construction Co., Edwards Con- 
struction Company, Inc., The, Edwin Adams, Inc., Efficiency 
Engineering Company, Inc., Elcar Company of Boston, 
Electric Appliance Company, Incorporated, Electric En- 
gineering Corporation, Electric Service and Radio Shop, 



220 Acts, 1926. — Chap. 238. 

ccf/^orations Incorporated, Electrica] Contracts Corporation (1924), 
dissolved. Electro-Moulded Products Corporation, Elite Garage, Inc., 

Elm Amusement Company of Fitchburg, Elm Hill Auto 
Supply and Garage Company, Inc., Elm Park Motor Co., 
The, Elmstrom Leather Company, Emerson Company, 
Emery Pharmacy, Inc., The, Emor Co., The, Empire Knit- 
ting Mills, Inc., Empire Pictures Corp., Endicott, Weld & 
Company, Inc., Enterprise Shoe & Leather Co., Enter- 
tainers' Club Incorporated, The, Epicurean Dairy Company, 
Equity Finance Corp., Ervine Underwriters, Inc., Essandell 
Tire Co., Essex Amusement Company, Essex County 
Manufacturers Warehouse, Inc., Essex Fibre Board Com- 
pany, Essex Heel Co., Inc., Essex Loan Co. Inc., Essex Ready 
to Wear Shops, Inc., Essex Specialty Paper Company, 
Estabrook-Green, Inc., Ethiopian Grocery Company, Eu- 
reka Family Laundry Company, Eureka Farm Company, 
The, Eustace Shoe Company, Inc., Evans & Pierce Con- 
struction Co., Evans Motor Car Company, Everett Electrical 
Co., Everett Motor Sales Inc., Everett Motor Trucking Co., 
Everett Realty Company, Inc., Everett Shoe Mfg. Co., Inc., 
Everlast Company, Evertite Products Company, Inc., 
Everton Pharmacy, Inc., Excelsior Drug and Chemical 
Company, Excelsior Umbrella Manufacturing Company, 
Exchange Foundry Company. 

F. A. Putnam Mfg. Co., F, L and R Sj'ndicate, Inc., 
F. S. Williams Manufacturing Co. Inc., F. W. Gardner & 
Co. Inc., Fairbury Produce Co. Inc., Fairmont Shoe Com- 
pany, Incorporated, Fall River Manufacturing Corporation, 
Farlow Company, The, Farmacia Napoli, Inc., Farnsworth, 
Hoyt Company, Farnum's Stage Lines, Inc. (4-25-24), 
Farrand Manufacturing Co., Farrelly X-Ray Corporation, 
Federal Biscuit Co., Federal Chemical Co., Federal Garage 
Company, Federal Paint & Varnish Co., Federal Radiator 
Company, Federal Sign Co., Federal Telephone Manufac- 
turing Corporation, Ferguson Bros. Company, Feri Weiss 
Detective Bureau, Inc., Field & Nealy, Inc., Fifth Ward 
Market Company, Financial News Incorporated, Financiers' 
Associates, Inc., The, Finnish Building and Trading Asso- 
ciation, Inc., Fiola Automobile Sales Corporation, First 
Swedish Co-operative Store Company of Quinsigamond, 
Worcester, Mass., Fish Separator Company, The, Fisher- 
man's Purchasing Company, The, Fitch & Fitch Co. Inc., 
Fitchburg Flint Co., Fitchburg Music Shop, Inc., Flax Fiber 
Company, Fletcher's Footwear, Inc., Flexner-Taylor Com- 
pany, Flexotile Construction Co., Flint Furniture Com- 
pany, Florida Enterprise Corporation 9-23-25, Flower 
Shop, Inc., The, Footograph Company, The, Forbes-Perkins 
Corporation, Foreign & Domestic Acceptance Corporation, 
Forest River Drug Co., Foss-Hughes Company, Fracto, 
Incorporated, Framingham Reo Company, Francis J. 
Sullivan, Inc., Franck Costume Company, Franco-Boston 
Navigation Company, Frank Cousins Art Company, Frank 
De Cesare Banker Incorporated, Frank E. Wing, Inc., 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 238. 221 

Frnnk X. Olicrlr Company, Franklin County Tobacco Certain 
Growers Incorporated, Franklin Holyoke Corporation, dtlwived""^ 
Franklin-Legro Motor Sales Co., Franklin Men's Shop, Inc., 
Franklin Sales &: Service Co., Frankwill Creameries Com- 
pany, Fred Rueping Leather Corporation, Freedenberg & 
Olgin, Inc., Freeman Brick Cleaning: Machine Company, 
Freeman Drug Co., PVeeman Sheet Metal Works, French 
Manufacturing Company, French Thread Mills, Fruit Nut 
Products Corporation, Fuller and Lavertue Company, In- 
corporated, The. 

G. & H. Burner Inc., G and S Realty Co., Inc., The, G. F. 
Peratta Corporation, G. L. Metcalf Box Company, G. M. 
Leghorn Co., G-N-M Chocolate & Machinery Co., Inc., 
G. W. Bailey Company, G. W. Laythe Shoe Company, 
Galassi Company, Gale Box Machinery Company, Gallup, 
Stockwell Company, Garage Heater Companj^ Gardner Bon 
Ton Lunch, Inc., Gardner Garage Company, Gardner Iron 
& Metal Company, Gardner Tool & Toy Co., Gardner 
Trust Corporation, Garrison, Harris & Co., Inc., Garte- 
Antin Turning "Works Co., Gem Stamped-Steel Company, 
Gemco Products Company, Gendall Equipment Corporation 
of Massachusetts, General Appliance Corporation, General 
Auto Specialty Company, General Color & Chemical Works, 
General Engineering Corporation, General Investment Cor- 
poration, General Publicity Corporation, General Realty 
Corporation, General Wholesale Company, Gene's Grill Inc., 
Genuine and Original Thrift Club, Incorporated, of America, 
George A. Straub & Company Incorporated, Geo. H. Adams 
Co., George H. Blackwell, Inc., George H. Woodman, In- 
corporated, George Harvey Bowles, Incorporated, George 
L. Ware Corporation, The, Georgia Pulp Company, Gerald 
B. Coleman Co., Giant Safety Appliance, Inc., The, Gibson 
& Company, Inc., Giles-Tobey Company, Gilson and Lipof, 
Inc., Globe Auto Co., The, Globe Auto Service, Inc., Globe 
Doll & Specialty Mfg. Co., Gloucester Lumber and Trading 
Company, Gloucester Oiled Clothing Co., Golbe Shoe Stores, 
Inc., Gold Medal Bottling Company, Inc., Gold Tip Oil 
Burner Corporation, Goldsmith-Stockwell Co., Good wear 
Shoe Company, Inc., Gordon-Baldwin Company, The, 
Gordon's Women's Shop of Maiden, Inc., Gore, Inc., Gor- 
man-Brown Engineering Corporation, Gottfried & Co. Inc., 
Gould-Hartwell Company, Inc., Grace Manufacturing Co., 
Grafton Countj^ Dairy Company, Grand Fish Company, Inc., 
Grandchild's Construction Co., Granite State Lumber Co., 
Grattan Associates, Inc., The, Graves Hotel Companj^ Inc., 
The, Great Eastern Chemical Co., Great River Milling Com- 
pany, Great Western Mining and Smelting Company, Green 
and Hickey Leather Company, Green Bros. Shoe Co., 
Greenberg's Inc., Greenfield Franklin Automobile Co., Inc., 
Greenfield Motor Service and Supply Company, Inc., 
Greenleaf Creamery Co., Green's Drug Stores, Inc., Green- 
wich Hotel Incorporated, Greenwood Drug Co., Inc., The, 
Greylock Grocery Company, Griffin Mfg. Co., The, Griffin- 



222 Acts, 1926. — Chap. 238. 

coroorations Rush Company, Grocers Bread Company of Hartford, 
dissolved. Grocers Bread Company of Springfield, Grocers Bread Com- 

pany of Waterbury, Grodberg, Kulvin Co. Inc., Grotto, Inc., 
The, Grove Hall Creamery & Grocery Co., Guadalupe 
Associates, Inc., Guarantee Shoe Co. Inc., Guy A. Merrill 
Corporation. 

H. A. Bodkins Co., H. A. Thompson Co. Inc., H. B. Aborn 
Company, H. C. Freeman Company, H. G. Webb Co., The, 
H. J. Stein Co., H. T. Giblin Co., Haigh Converting Co., Inc., 
Hallett-Grant Construction Company, Hampden Appliance 
Corporation, Hampden Garage, Inc., Hampden Knitting 
Company, Hampshire Electric Appliance Corporation, Han- 
cock Company, The, Hancock Perfecting Lineup Machine 
Co., The, Har-Bob Coat Companj^ Harold L. Crump Co., 
Harpswell Concrete Supply Co., Harringford Manufacturing 
Company, Harrison Engineering Corporation, Harrison 
System, Inc., Harry Rubin Loan Asso. Inc., Harry S. Lord 
Company, Hart Manufacturing Co., Hartford Brick Com- 
pany, Hartley J. McCullough Company, Harvard Chemical 
Company, Haug Paper Machinery Co., Haverhill Con- 
struction Co., Haverhill Co-operative League Inc., Tfie, 
Haverhill Shoe Company, Inc., Haverhill Shoe Lining Com- 
pany Inc., Haverhill Wood Heel Co., Hawkes, Geiler & Com- 
pany, Inc., Hawthorne Sj'stem, Inc. (1923), Hearwell Radio, 
Incorporated, Hellenic Realty Company, Inc., Henry A. 
Steeves Inc., Henry C. Hunt Company, Henry D. Murray 
Co., Henry E. Pinkham Company, Inc., Henry I. Tobin Inc., 
Henry Rose Company, Herald Thread Works, Inc., Hercules 
House Cleaning and Spraying Co. Inc., The, Hercules 
Moulding Sand Company, Inc., Hevy Realty Company, 
Hibel-Hoffman Co., Highland Contracting Company, High- 
land Ice Service, Incorporated, Highland Sand & Gravel 
Company, Hinckley Advertising Company, Hinsdale Woolen 
Mills, Hipco Manufacturing Company, Hires Bottling 
Company, Hoehle & Johnson, Incorporated, Holbrook- 
Roakes, Inc., Holden Woolen Coinpany, Holding Company, 
The, Holiday's Furniture Co., Hollander & Morrill, Incor- 
porated, Holliston Woolen Mills Company, Holtz-O'Connell 
Shoe Co., Holyoke Braiding Company, Holyoke Housing 
Corporation, Holyoke Truck Company, Home Construction 
Company, Inc., Home Fabrics Inc., Home Realty and 
Mortgage Company, Inc., Home Stores, Inc., The, Hopkins 
& Ellis, Inc., Horrocks Piano Company, Horticulture Pub- 
lishing Company, Hotel and Steamship Laundry Co., Hotel 
Bridgway Corporation, Hotel Osborne, Incorporated, Hotel 
Plaza Company, Houser Bates Company, Howard Coal Co., 
Inc., Howell & Corvin, Inc., Howell Talking Machine Co. 
Inc., Hub .Tewelry Manufacturing Corporation, Hub Radio 
Products, Incorporated, Hudson Tannery Company, Hull 
Cement Compunj^ Inc., Humphry and Reed, Inc., Hunt- 
ington Manufacturing Company, Hurlcroft Pharmacy Com- 
pany, Hurlev Tire Companv, The, Hyannis Galleries, Inc., 
The. 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 238. 223 

1. Clierney Co. Inc., T. H. Morse Silk Shoppes Inc., I. Sfrp"^atiou8 
Mi.selnian Company, Inc., Ice-Poles, Inc., Ideal Advertising dissolved. 
Company, The, Idral Amusement Company, Inc., Ideal 
Bag & Suit Case Co., Ideal Block Shaping & Trimming Ma- 
chine Company, Idt-al Healing & Plumhing Co., Ideal 
Markt^t, Inc., The, Ideal Shoe Company, Inc., Ignition Parts 
Co., Inc., The, Ihcram, Inc., Imperial Cleaning & Dyeing 
Corporation, Imperial Taxi Company, Import Model Co. 
Inc., Independent Chain Stores Inc., Independent Real 
Estate and Mortgage Corporation, Independent Realty 
Corporation, Industrial Display, Inc., Industrial Service and 
Engineering Company, Industrial Utility Corporation, In- 
stitute of Physio Therapy, Inc., The, Inter-State Hotel 
Company, Inter-State Signal Manufacturing Company, 
International Engineering and Chemical Corporation, Inter- 
national Exchange and Underwriting Company, The, 
International Investigator's Service, Inc., International 
Manufacturing and Mining Company, International Spurr 
Veneer Company, The, International Valet System, Inc., 
Interstate Drug Co., Interstate Motor Transportation Com- 
pany, The, Interstate Realty Corporation, Inventors Lab- 
oratory Company, Investment Realty Co., Investors' Realty 
Company, Iris Film Corporation, Irish Film Company of 
America, The, Irving, Rohrbacher Company, Irwin Mot(jr 
Car Exchange Inc., Italian Boston Fish Company, Inc., 
Italian Trade and Exchange Corporation, Ives Furniture 
Co., Inc. 

J. H. Conant Company, J. H. Loudon Woolen Mills, In- 
corporated, J. H. Murray Company, J. H. Nangle Machine 
Company, J. L. Stern & Co. Inc., J. Lacher Company, In- 
corporated, J. Leo McKenna System, Inc., J. Lerner & Com- 
pany Incorporated, J. Maro Harriman Drug Company, J. 
S. Hartley, Inc., J. T. B. Motor Company, J. Titiev Drug 
Co., Inc., J. W. Reardon & Son Inc., Jackson Diving & Con- 
struction Co., Jacksons, Inc., Jacob Radding Co., Jaffe's 
Dry Goods Company Inc., Jamcap Rim Tool Corporation, 
The, James H. Fitzpatrick & Co. Inc., James L. Bryant 
Company, James M. Abbott & Co., Incorporated, James 
Whitin, Inc., Jameson Boynton Co., The, Jarny Machine 
& Tool Co., Jarvis Brush Co. Inc., Java Refining Company, 
Jelet Sales Corporation of New England, Jelly-Delaney Shoe 
Co., John B. Mahoney, Inc., John E. O'Neil, Inc., John F. 
Harrington Clothing Co., John F. O'Hara, Inc., John Farrell 
Company, John G. Mitchell, Inc., John J. McGrath Shoe 
Company, John Quigley's Theatrical Agency (Inc.), Johnson 
& Bryden, Incorporated, Johnston Manufacturing Company 
(1917), Jopson Manufacturing Company, Joseph Gerte 
Company, Joseph Goldin Company, The. 

K-W Glare Shield Co., of Mass. Inc., Kallman-Newcomb 
Company, Kan-Go Manufacturing Co., Inc., Kangaroo 
Polish Company, Kaplan Realty Corporation, Kaplan's 
Bath, Inc., Katz's, Inc., Kearnkrete Products Company, 
Kelleher Insurance Agency, Inc., Kelsey Lunch System, Inc., 



2^4 Acts, 1926. — Chap. 238. 

Sr/^rations Kenney & Greenwood, Inc., Kent Company, The, Kenwood 
dissolved. Shoe Company, Keramite Products Corporation, The, 

Kerrigan, Ross Inc., Keystone Sales Corporation, Kimball's 
Inc., King Philip IVIotors, Inc., Kingman Mfg. Co., Kingston 
Mills, Kittredge Lunch Company, Kleena-Pad Company, 
Inc., Klip-Lox Box Fastener Company, Incorporated, 
Knickerbocker Realty Company, Inc., Knight and Co., Inc., 
Knight Bros. Inc., Knight-Chase Company, Knowles Free- 
man Fish Company, Knox Lumber Company, Koen's 
Theatre of Newton, Inc., Koen's Theatre of Somerville, Inc., 
Kolman Fleisher Co., Koskey's Garage, Inc., Kraft, Bates 
and Spencer, Incorporated, " Kromene Tanning Company" 
of Peabody. 

L. A. Clark, Incorporated, L. & C. Manufacturing Co., 
L. B. Wade Co., L C-M C Clothing Mfg. Co., L. E. Mitchell 
& Company, Inc., L. G. Shattuck Company, L. H. Parcher 
Company, L. H. Spaulding Company, L. J. Foss Company, 
Lafayette-Nash Sales Company, Lake Shore Realty Com- 
pany, Landor Storage & Warehouse Company, Lappin Shoe 
Company, Latham Motor Sales, Inc., Laura Jackson Home- 
spuns, Inc., Lauretta Candies (Inc.), Lawrence Belting & 
Supply Company, Inc., Lawrence Cereal Company, Inc., 
The, Lawrence Rialto Theatre, Inc., Le Francis Cigar Com- 
pany, Le Franco Americain Publishing Company, Le Seur 
T. Collins Co., Leather Manufacturers' Shoe Company, 
Leatherette Doll Co., Lee Brothers Shoe Co., Lefebvre 
Manufacturing Co., Inc., The, Legal Business Corporation, 
Leominster Brush Corporation, Leon F. Seserman Com- 
pany, Leonard Watch Company, Lester Heilbronner Co., 
Lewis Hotel Company, Lewis Optical Co. Inc., Lewis Se- 
curities Corporation, Libby Ice Cream Company, Liberal 
Credit Clothing Company, Liberty Drug Company Inc., 
The, Liberty Drug Company of Boston, Liberty Heel Cor- 
poration, Liberty Mica Company, Liberty Motors of Bos- 
ton Inc., Liberty Pants Manufacturing Company, Liberty 
Tree Candy Company, Life Guard Vehicle Corporation, 
Liggett's International, Ltd., Inc., Lima-Fisk, Inc., Lime- 
stone Brick Company, Lincoln-Blizard Company, The, 
Lincoln Hide & Leather Co., Lionne Company, The, Lith- 
uanian Home Builders Company, Incorporated, Little 
Giant Tool Box Company, Inc., Littleton Unit Brick and 
Tile Company, Incorporated, Lockwood-Goss Co., Lom- 
bard Company, The, London Steam Turbine Company of 
Troy, N. Y., Lorite, Inc., Louis Green Company, Lowell 
Mirror & Moulding Corporation, Lowrey Milling Company, 
Lubell, The Furrier, Inc., Ludlow Co-Operative Union, 
Lund-Bradley Construction Co., Lunn Trading Company, 
Luxcraft Studios, inc., The, Lynch Shoe Company, Incor- 
porated, Lynn Bowling Company, Inc., Lynn Chocolate 
Company, Lynn Ice Company, Lynn Motor Co., Lynn 
Paper Stock Co., The, Lynn Shore, Inc., Lynn Wood Heel 
Co., Lynn Workers Co-operative Society Inc., The. 



Acts, 1920. — Chap. 23S. 22^ 

M. C. Bouve Conipanv, M. C. Spark Plug Corporation, Certain 
M. Crehore Company, M. E. Hall Co., M. E. Trott Com- Sv^ed"" 
pany, M. Mishel & Co. Inc., M. Pliskin & Co., Inc., M. S. 
Gibson & Co. Inc., M. T. Smythe Leather Company, 
MacDonakl, Orcutt and MacDonakl, Inc., MacLennan 
Auto Company, MacXeil Company Inc., The, Macdale 
Warehouse Co., Mack Supply Manufacturing Co., Inc., 
The, Macy Realty Co. Inc., Madigan Last Co., Inc., The, 
Magnesite Stucco Company, Inc., Magnetic Drink-Mixer 
Company, Main North Garage, Inc., Main Street Garage 
Corporation, Maine Lumber Company, Majestic Theatre 
Company of Pittsfield, Malcolm Bullivant Co., Maiden 
Paper Stock Co., Inc., Maiden Slipper Company, Malone 
Hardware Company, Manes Fishing Company, The, Man- 
hattan Millinery Corporation of Boston, Mann Corporation, 
The, Mann Motors, Inc., Mansfield Amusement Company, 
Mansfield-Kilton Company, Mansfield Leather Goods Co., 
Inc., Manuel Gross Co., Inc., Maple Bed Spring & Mattress 
Co., Inc., Marathon Sea Grill, Inc., Marcelle Laboratories, 
Inc., Marcus &- Rogers, Inc., Margery's Pharmacy Inc., 
Marine Finance Corporation, Maritime Service Corporation, 
Martha Sweets Confectionery Co., Martin and Johnson 
Inc., Mason Kimball Corp., Mason System, Inc., Masonic 
Building Corporation of Northampton, The, Massachusetts 
Avenue Garage, Inc., Massachusetts Ave. Loan Co., Massa- 
chusetts Credit Service, Inc., Mass. Electric Laboratories 
Co., Massachusetts Ice Company, Massachusetts Institute 
of Insurance, Inc., Massachusetts Investment Corporation, 
Massachusetts Malt Products Company, Massachusetts 
Painting and Decorating Co. Inc., Massachusetts Retail 
Grocers and Provision Dealers Food Fair Association Inc., 
Massachusetts Spring Water Company, Inc., Master Music 
Company of New England, The, Master Sales Co. Inc., 
Matson Lace and Braid Co., Matson Lace Tipping Machine 
Co., Maverick Shoe Company, Maxam Radio Company, 
The, Mayflower Manufacturing Co., Mayflower Textile 
Corporation, Maynard Mfg. Co., Mayo Automobile Safety 
Device Company, The, Maywood Garage Service Company, 
McClellan Box Toe Inc., McCormack and Erpenbeck Inc., 
McCormick Company, Inc., McKay Publishing Company, 
McKean Turbine Company, McKee Stores Company, 
McKinnon Vacuum Trolley Harp Company, McLaughlin 
& Martin Inc., McManus, Douglass & Mullane, Inc., 
Mechanical Development Company, Mechanical Rubber 
Manufacturing Co., Medford Motor Sales Inc., Meigs & 
Co. Incorporated, Melrose Associates, Inc., Melville Ice 
Company, Mendelsohn Jewelry Co., Inc., Mendlik Co., 
Inc., Merchants Delivery Co., Merchants Legal Stamp Com- 
pany, Merchants Trading Stamp Company, Merrill and 
Rideout, Inc., Merrill Manufacturing Company, Merrimack 
Agricultural Associates, Inc., Metals Exploration and 
Finance Company, Metals Refining and Production Com- 



226 Acts, 1926. — Chap. 238. 

Certain pany, Metropolitan Ice Company (1912), Metz Sales 

dtssoiv^ed^"^ Corporation, Miano and Diliherto, Inc., Middlebury Marble 
Company, Middlesex Brick & Tile Co., Middlesex Finance 
Company, Middlesex Motor Service Inc., Middlesex Supply 
Company, Mills & Co., Inc., Minsk and Rankin Inc., 
Mirolite Products Co., Mitchell-WisAvell Heel Company, 
Modern Dye House, Incorporated, The, Modern Furniture 
Company, Modern Leather Goods Co., The, Modern Wet 
Wash Laundry, Inc., The, Mohawk Shoe Company, The, 
Mohawk Spa System Inc., Monahan-Kneeland, Inc., 
Monarch Cigar Company, Monarch Coat Co., Inc., Mon- 
golian Trading Corporation of Massachusetts, Montello 
Co-operative Association, Montello Grocery Company, 
Montello Rubber Co., Monument Square Market, Inc., 
Morantine Products Co., Inc., Morrill-Mascott Co., Morrison 
Shoe Company, Inc., Morrison's Women's Shop, Inc., 
Mortgage Indemnity Corporation, Morwood Lake Ice 
Company, Motor Coach Limited, Inc., Motor Economizer, 
Inc., Motor Sales Service Co. Inc., Motor Traffic Corpo- 
ration, The, Motor Truck and Steamship Service Company, 
Mt. Pleasant Contracting Company, MU-RO-Company, 
The, Murphy Tire & Rubber Company, Murray's Garage, 
Inc., Mutual Motor Sales Company, Mutual Realty Com- 
pany, The. 

N. A, Davis & Son, Inc., Najarian Incorporated, Napier 
Saw Works, Inc., Nathan and White Shoe Company, 
Nathan Carman Inc., Natick Shoe Company, National 
Box & Lumber Company, National Candy Stores, Inc., 
National Clothing Corporation, National Electric Cor- 
poration, National Extract and Chemical Company, National 
Motor Club, Inc., National Packing & Preserving Co., 
National Paint Works, Inc., National Principal Protection 
Corporation, National Producing Co., National Sign Co., 
National Simbroco Corporation, National Tire & Rubber 
Company, National Tool & Machine Corporation, National 
Twine Yarn & Cordage Company, National Window Clean- 
ing Co., Nemrow System Tobacco Co. Inc., Neu Scientific 
Products Co., New Bedford Foundry and Machine Com- 
pany, New Bedford Hotel Co., New Bedford Tile Products 
Co., New England Agency Company, Inc., New England 
Auto Distributing Company, New England Biscuit Com- 
pany, New England Bowling Supplies Company, New 
England Bus Lines Inc., New England-California Corpo- 
ration, The, New England Cold Storage Company, New 
England Distributing Corporation, New England Drug 
Company, New England Engine and Boat Association, 
Incorporated, New England Fuel and Supply Company, 
New England Home Construction Company, Incorporated, 
The, New England Lace and Braid Company, New England 
Mahogany Corporation, New England Mercer Company, 
New England Moon Co., Inc., New England Motor Truck- 
ing Company, New England Playing Card Co., Inc., New 
England Propeller Company, Inc., New England Radio 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 238. 227 

Manufacturing Company, New England Signal Reflector Certain 
Company, New England Smoked Fish Company, New a'Ad*!"" 
England Steel Castings Company, New England Veneer & 
Panel Co., New England Wool Stock Company, New Eng- 
land Woolen Company, New Idol Manufacturing Co., The, 
New North End Pul)lic Market, Incorporated, The, New 
Ocean House Annex Incorporated, New-Wood Manu- 
facturing Corporation, Newhur^^ Realty Company, New- 
bury Street Pharmacy, Inc., Newman Welding Company, 
Newton Oil Co., Nielsen Glove Company, North Adams 
Manufacturing Company, North American Products Cor- 
poration, North American Shoe Company, North Chelmsford 
Machine and Supply Company, North Shore Appliance Co., 
North Shore Machine Co., North Shore Shoe Trimming 
Co. Inc., North Star Chemical Works, Incorporated, North- 
ern Fruit Company, Norton Leather Company, Norwood 
Construction Company, Inc., Norwood Foundry Company, 
Norwood Furniture Company, Noshake Grate and Heating 
Company, The, Noyes Paper Company, The, Noyes Paper 
Co., Inc., The. 

O. A. Kelley Company, Oak Grove Garage Inc., O'Brien 
Bros. Co., O'Brien Lathing and Plastering Company, 
O'Connell Pianos, Inc., Oestrum Confectionery Company, 
Inc., Oil Heating Equipment Company, Oil-0-Matic Fuel 
Burner Company, Oil Wells Renewal Company, O'Keeffe 
& Lynch, Inc., Old Colony Chemical Company, Inc., Old 
Colony Finance Company, Old Colony Machine Company, 
The, Old Colony Tool Company, Old South Diamond & 
Optical Company, Inc., Oliver Oil Gas Burner Company 
of New Bedford, Incorporated, Olmstead-Quaboag Corset 
Company, Olney Woolen Mills, Olsen Coal Company, Inc., 
Olympia Shoe Company, Inc., Onset Drug Co., Orient 
Heights Company Incorporated, Orlim Mfg. Co., Orloff & 
Goldberg, Inc., O'Rourke Perfect Arch Support Inc., The, 
Osborne Office Furniture Company, Outlet Store of Win- 
chester Inc., Overall Dry Cleaning Company, Owen Com- 
pany, The, Owen Manufacturing Company, Inc., Owl 
Supply Company. 

P. R. Glass Company, Packard Cars Renting Company, 
Pageant of Lexington, Incorporated, Pageant of Lexington 
Incorporated, Palmer Construction Company, Panartos 
Candy Company, Inc., Paramount Realty Company, Parent 
Machine & Screw Co. Inc., The, Park Avenue & 54th 
Street Corporation, Park Mailing Company, Inc., Park 
Theatre Company of Boston, Parker & Parker, Inc., Parker 
Braid Company, Parker, Weatherill & Patch, Inc., Parsons 
Brothers Incorporated, Parsons Machinery Company, Part- 
ridge Furniture Company, Patents Holding Company, 
Patriot Publishing Company, Patterson Auto Company, 
Payne Office Equipment Co., Peerless Baking Equipment 
Company, Peerless Cake Company, Inc., Peerless Fire- 
works Company, Peerless Pompon Company, Incorporated, 
Pelton-O'Heir Company, Penny Sales Corporation, Peo- 



228 Acts, 1926. — Chap. 238. 

Certain ples Drug Store Inc., People's Motion Picture Finance 

STved°°' Corporation, Peoples Outlet, Inc., Perfex Manufacturing 
Company, The, Perkins & Rollins Co., Perkins Music Com- 
pany, Inc., Perron Improvement & Building Co., Perry- 
Elliott-Tigner Company, Perry Yarn Mills, Pete the Tailor, 
Inc., Peterborough Realty Holding Co., The, Petroleum 
Distributing Company, Pharmaceutical Supply Company, 
Phelps & Bradley Company, Phenix Rubber Stamp Com- 
pany, Philip Katz Corporation, Phillips-Mercer Company, 
Phipps, Ball, Burnham Co., Physicians and Surgeons Ex- 
change, Inc., Piercy Heel-Shape Rand Company, Pierson 
Shoe Company, The, Pilgrim Machine Company, Pilgrim 
Talking INIachine Company, Pinckney Brothers Produce 
Company, Pioneer Athletic Club, Inc., Pistorino & Yunes, 
Bankers, Inc., Pittsfield Aero Company, Pittsfield Auto 
Garage Company, Pledger Acceleratoi- Company, Plenum 
Economic, Inc., Plymouth Company, Inc., The, Plymouth 
County Realty Company, Plymouth Creamery System, Inc., 
Plymouth Rand Company, Inc., Plymouth Self Driving 
Auto Service, Inc., Pneumatic Cushion Inner Tube Com- 
pany, Point Breeze Company, Polan Corporation, Polep 
Tobacco Co., Polish American Co-operative Profit Asso- 
ciation, Inc., Polish-American Textile Association Inc., 
Polish Co-operative Association of Easthampton, Popular 
Film Co., Popular Shoe Store, Inc., Porter, Sveden Shoe 
Co, Inc., Portsmouth Auto Body Company, Portuguese- 
American Grocery And Provision Company Co-operative, 
of New Bedford Massachusetts, The, Portuguese Com- 
mercial Corporation, Portuguese Enterprise of Sports, 
Inc., Potter and Watkins, Inc., Powdrell Importing Com- 
pany, Inc., Price & Shepherd, Inc., Priscilla Cleansing Co., 
Profit-Sharing Coal, Wood and Supply Company, The, 
Progress Wholesale Grocery Co., Provincetown Amusement 
Company, Provincetown Inn, Inc., Public Market, Inc., 
Purdy Tow & Water Boat Company, Puritan Construction 
Company, Puritan Dye and Chemical Company, Puritan 
Fish Freezing Co., Puritan Fruit Company, Puritan Gela- 
tine Company, Puritan Witch Hazel Company, Purity 
Brand Distributing Company. 

Quarrey Floral Company, Quincy Adams Granite Com- 
pany, Quincy Amusement Company, Quinebaug Valley Shoe 
Company of Southbridge, Mass., Inc., The, Quotation Com- 
pany, The. 

R. A. Daly & Company Incorporated, R & V Motors of 
New England, R. D. Marson Attraction Company, R. L. 
Merrill Company, Incorporated, R. W. Smith, Inc., Raderoid 
Manufacturing Co., Radio & Novelty Mfg. Co., Radio-Lite, 
Inc., Ralph Tilton Company, Ramsdell Specialty Company, 
Inc., Rand Bakeries, Inc., Randall-Dodge Co., Inc., Raylite 
Paint Co., Raymond, Swig, Malloy Company, Read-Shaw 
Agency Inc., Reading Garage Inc., Reading Shoe Company, 
Ready-To-Wear Co., The, Realty Cori)oration, The, Red 
Rock^ Incorporated, Reed Manufacturing Company, The, 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 238. 229 

Reed Motor Car Company, Regan & Co. Inc., Reid Brothers Certain 
Company, Rcither & Foster, Inc., Reliable Baking Com- Sh^Jd""' 
pany. Incorporated, Reliable Products Company, The, 
Reliance Furniture Company, Rely-On Laundry, Inc., 
Remington Radio Corporation, Removable Ring Watch 
Corporation, ]{endle-Kenney Dredging and Contracting 
Company, Rendle-Stoddard Company, Resilient Mat Co., 
The, Restaurant Securities Co., Revere Development As- 
sociation Inc., The, I^evere Drop Forge Company, Revere 
Public Market, Inc., Reynolds, Drake and Gabell Company, 
Rhines Motor Sales, Inc., Rice, Stowell & Campbell, In- 
corporated, Richard Preston Company, Inc., Richard 
Webster, Inc., Richards & Co. Incorporated, Richards 
Holding Company, Richmond Drug Company, Richmond 
Products Co. Inc., Rindgehurst Farm Inc., Ring & Vernet, 
Inc., Robbins Electric Company, Robert Jenkins Corpora- 
tion, Roberts, Holmes Company, Robinson Advertising 
Service, Inc., Robinson Transfer Co., Rockland Lunch, Inc., 
Rodger Narrow Fabric Mills, Roger H. Smith, Inc., Roger 
Sherman Company, Rollins Shoe Company, Roma Bakery 
Inc., Romany Mills, Incorporated, Romer Motor Sales 
Corporation, Rose Manufacturing Co. Inc., Rose-Monde 
Shops Inc., The, Rose Trading Company, Inc., Roslinoid 
Manufacturing Company, Rousseau Baking Corporation, 
Rowell, Dodge & Co. Inc., Royal Company, Incorporated, 
Royal Supply Company, Ruggles, Incorporated, Rulatex 
Corporation of New England. 

S. A. G. Wholesale Fruit Company, S. A. Smith Manu- 
facturing Company, S & K Manufacturing Company, S. 
and N. Trucking Company, Inc., S. & S. AVoolen Company, 
S. F. and M. Co., Inc., S. Rabinowitz, Inc., Sachem Manu- 
facturing Company, Inc., Saeger Cut Sole Company, Safety 
Steering Gear Company, Saginuey Trading Company, St. 
Claire Motor Company, St. Ritz, Inc., Salem Fibre Products 
Company, Sales Expansion Company, Sally Lunn Food 
Shops, Inc., Samuel H. Stone Company (Inc.), Samuel S. 
Gardner, Inc., San Jose Mining Company, Sandberg-Shep- 
pard Company, Sanitary Bandage Devices Corporation, 
Savage Poultry & Pigeon Supply Company, Inc., The, 
Saving Spring Company, The, Sayles and Jenks Manufac- 
turing Company, Scandia Trading Company, Inc., Scenic 
Art & Portrait Company, Inc., The, Schmelzer and Arthur 
Manufacturing Company, Sea Products Company, The, 
Seaboard Flour Inc., Seaboard Mercantile Corporation, 
Sears-Milk St. Garage, Inc., Sears Patent Cloth Company, 
Inc., Securities Syndicate Corporation, Security Sales Cor- 
poration, Seelye, Wood and Company, Inc., Seibert- Young, 
Inc., Selden Truck Service Company, Seneca Realty Cor- 
poration, Sethford Manufacturing Corporation, Seymour 
Avenue Garage, Inc., Shapiro Shoe Co., Sharp Rotary 
Ash Receiver Corporation, Shaw Fish Company, The, 
Shawmut Construction Co., Inc., Shawmut Drug and 
Chemical Co., Shawmut Paper Box Company, Shawmut 



230 Acts, 1926. — Chap. 238. 

S-porationa Pictures, Incorporated, Shawsheen Supply Company, Sheafe 
dissolved. Dancing Schools, Inc., Sheaff-Deuschle-Mills, Inc., Sher- 

burne Looms Company, Sherwood Paper Company, Shikes 
& Long, Inc., Silent Guide Corp. of America, Silvertown 
Cycle ]\Ianufacturing Company, The, Simbroco Stone Com- 
pany (1919), Simmons & Langlois Company, Simplex 
Pneumatic Tire Company, Simpson, Husband & Co. Inc., 
Simpson Leather Company, Sippican Construction Com- 
pany, Slade Manufacturing Company, Smith, Fitzmaurice 
Co., Inc., Smith-Freid-Ogden Co., Smith Process Co., The, 
Snappy Confections Company, Snow & Co., Inc., Snow 
Cloud Ammonia Company, Soilproof Fabric Coat Company, 
Soldier Boy Candy Company, Sole White Leather Com- 
pany, South End Russian & Turkish Baths, Inc., South 
Manchester Amusement Company, South Shore Laundry, 
Inc., Southampton Street Storage Company, Sparrow & 
Merckens Incorporated, Spaulding's Cafe Incorporated, 
Specialty Paper Manufacturing Company, Spencer Turbine 
Cleaner Company of Massachusetts, Sphinx Shoe Company, 
Spicket Company, Springdale Market Inc., Springer's Hair 
Growing Preparation (Incorporated), Springfield Anderson 
Motor Sales Co., Springfield Bird & Pet Store, Inc., Spring- 
field Coach Works, Springfield Malleable Iron Companj^, 
Springfield Mica Products Co., Springfield Paper Specialties 
Company, Springfield Peerless Co., Springfield Wills Sainte 
Claire Company, Stackhouse & Thoren, Inc., Stable Flex- 
Hub Wheel Company, Stanchfield Hardware Corporation, 
Standal Manufacturing Company, The, Standard Analysis 
Bureau, Incorporated, Standard Cheese & Specialties Co., 
Standard Dyewood & Extract Company, Standard Enamel- 
ing Co., Standard Export Company, Inc., Standard Fish 
Company, Standard Leather and Findings Company, Inc., 
Standard Mirror Signal Company Inc., Standard Realty 
Company, Standard Service Pipe Cleaning Company, 
Standard Shoe Making Co., Standard Steel Motor Car Com- 
pany, Stanford Hotels Company, Stanley-Griffin Company, 
Star Bag Co. Inc., The, Star Lunch and Restaurant Com- 
pany, Star Lunch Inc., Star Oilless Bearing Co., Star Products 
Company, Starbestos Textile Company, State Bankers Cor- 
. poration. State Lunch, Inc., State Publishing Company, 
State Specialty Co., State Street Realty Corporation, Steel 
Equipment Co. of New England, Steel's Department Stores, 
Inc., Stein-Roth Clothing Company of Boston, Sterling Brass 
Products Company, Sterling Chemical Company, Sterling 
Service Corporation, Stier's Corporation of New England, 
The, Stockholders Protective Association Inc., Stockholders' 
Service Corporation, Stoncham Manufacturing Company, 
Stone's Pharmacy, Inc., Stop Spot Banding Company, Strand 
Theatre Company of Lawrence, Mass., The, Strandway 
Realty Co., Strathcona Hall Company, Stubenrauch's Inc., 
Suburban Construction Company, Suffolk Chocolate Com- 
pany, Suffolk Cotton Company, Suffolk Export Company, 
The, Suffolk Leather Company, Inc., Sugden Automati* 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 238. 231 

Autoiiuihilt' Coinpaiiy, The, Sullivan Pliarinacy Co. Inc., Cwtain 
SinnuKT Street CJarage Inc., Sun Heater Company, Sunbeam dissolved'*"* 
Distributing Co., Sunburst Pictures Corporation, Sunset 
Confectionery Company, Inc., Sunset Roofing Co., Inc., 
Supercide Company, The, Superior Braid Works, Superior 
Paint & Varnish Co., Superior Shoe Company, Swallow & 
Fales Company, Swartz's Bakery, Inc., Sweeney & Thomp- 
son Inc., Sweeper Vac Appliance Co., Swift, McNutt & Fair- 
child, Inc., Symes Company, Inc., The, Symphony Talking 
Machine Shop, Inc., Synthoid Company, Inc., The. 

T and C Products Company, The, T. E. Lee Pharmacy, 
Inc., T. H. Gray & Company, Incorporated, Talmud 
Literature Society, Inc., The, Tate, Fisher & Rice Co., 
Taunton Electric Company, Taunton Palace Theatre 
Corporation, Taunton Tool Company, The, Tavern Com- 
pany, The, Taylor-Rolyat Corporation, Temple Associates, 
Inc., Tenants Home Corporation, Terminal Drug Store, 
Inc., Terminal Lunch System Inc., Textile Chemical En- 
gineers, Inc., The, Textile City Theatres, Inc., Textile Realty 
Corporation, Thewlis & Co., Inc., Thomas A. Elston Com- 
pany, Thomas E. Reed Company, Thomas J. Kenny, Inc., 
Thomas Warren & Company, Inc., Thompson Real Estate 
Company, Thorn & Company, Incorporated, Three Fields 
Pharmacy, Inc., Timson Bros. Inc., Tire Service Company, 
Topsail Company, Inc., Torsion Nut-Lock and Washer Com- 
pany, The, Totem Die Company, Tower Intensifier Co., 
Trade Shoe Company, Tremont Auto Supply Company, 
Inc., Tremont Plan Inc., The, Triad Tower Company, 
Inc., Trimount Optical Company, Trinity Products, Inc., 
Triumph Bed Company, Triumph Motor Sales Company of 
Massachusetts, The, Tropic Fruit Company, Inc., The, 
Tropical Lumber Co. Inc., Trotter Shoe Co., Trubilt Shoe 
Co., Inc., Tucker Waterproofing & Insulating Co., Turin 
Motors, Incorporated, Turner-Blodgett Company, Turner 
Publishing Company, Inc., The, Twentieth Century Chem- 
ical Company, The, Tyrrell Motors, Inc., Tyson, Locke & 
Kakas, Inc. 

U-Drive Auto Company, U. S. Laboratories, Inc., U. S. 
Motor Transportation Co., U. S. National Munson Army 
Shoe Company, U. S. Paper Plouse Co., U. S. Paper 
House, Inc., U. S. Peat Products Corporation, Ultramar 
Manufacturing and Trading Co., Union Amusement Com- 
pany, Union Avenue Hospital, Incorporated, Union Chemical 
Company, Union Finance & Realty Co. Inc., Union Metal 
Products Company, Union Oil Company, Inc., Union 
Plumbing, Heating & Ventilating Co., Union Rubber & 
Metal Co., Unique Feature Service, Inc., Unique Petticoat 
Company, Unit Steam Drive Corporation, United Auto 
Parts Co., United Commercial Mailing Corporation, United 
Co-operative Society, United Eagle Shoe Co., United Flour 
Company, United Grocers Wholesale Company of Cam- 
bridge, United Grocers Wholesale Company of New England, 
United Hosiery Company, United Irishman Publishing 



232 Acts, 192G. — Chap. 238. 

cOTporations Company, United Leather & Rubber Corporation, United 
dissolved. Packing Company, United Real Estate Company, United 

States Film Corporation, United States Grocery Company, 
United States Refractories Company, Inc., United States 
Security Corporation, United States Service, Inc., United 
States Steel Wool Company, The, United Tailors Associa- 
tion, Inc., United Typewriter P^xchange Co., Universal Box 
Toe Co. Inc., Universal Cotton Waste Co., Universal Garage 
Corporation, Universal Importing Co. Inc., Universal Kitchen 
Machine, Inc., Universal Oil Corporation, Universal Psy- 
chology Institute, Inc., University Crushed Fruit Inc., 
University Dress and Rompers Company, Up-To-Date 
Waist Co. Inc., Upham's Corner Plumbing Co., Uphams 
Corner Spa, Inc. 

V. H. Fowler Company, Velso Selling Corporation, 
Vend-Ads Company, Vendome News Company, Venezuela 
Oil Corporation, Verdugo Realty Company, Vermont 
Products Exchange Inc., Victor Radio Corporation, Victor 
Shoe, Inc., Victory Cloak & Suit Manufacturing Company, 
Victory Conveyor Corporation, Vogue Clothing Company, 
Inc., The, Voice Publishing Company, Volin Merchandise 
Co., Vytautas Building and Construction Company. 

W. C. Welsh, Incorporated, W. D. Kendall Company, 
W. E. Davis Companv, W. F. Kearns Company, W. F. 
Loud & Sons Co., W. F. Whitmarsh, Inc., W. G.' & H. C. 
Russell Co., W. H. Bradley Productions Inc., W. H. C. 
Aircraft Co., The, W. H. Connor and Son Company, W. H. 
Holbrook Company, W. H. Simpson Company, W. H. 
True Co. Inc., W. J. Barry Shoe Company, W. J. Freeman, 
Inc., W. J. Sullivan Co., The, W. L. Prowse, Inc., W. N. 
Wright Company, Inc., W. W. Ballard, Inc., Waban Garage, 
Inc., Waban Rose Conservatories, Wachusett Shoe Co., 
Waite-Wild Asbestos Company, Waitt & Bond, Inc., Wake- 
field Slipper Company, Walter A. Parrish Audit Company, 
Incorporated, Walter B. Fogg Corporation, Walter E. 
Sargent Shoe Company, Walter Rapp Company, Walter 
Reid Company, Waltham Auto Electric Co., Inc., Waltham 
Housing Corporation, Waltham Laundry Company, Wal- 
tham Motor Manufacturers, Inc., Waltham Spaghetti 
Manufacturing Co., Ware Transportation Company, War- 
field Shoe Company, Inc., Warren Tanning Company, The, 
Washburn-Skilton Company, Washington Apron Manu- 
facturing Co., Inc., Washington Heights Building Corpo- 
ration, W^ashington-Idaho Water, Light & Power Company, 
Waterbury Last Block Company, Wateree Mills, Water- 
proof Cushion Sole Co., Inc., Wayside Fruit & Produce 
Co., Weatherill Drug Co., Webber Company, The, Webber 
Shoe Company, Webster Spinning Company, Weco Manu- 
facturing Company, Weeks & Scott Inc., Weeweeantic 
Barrel Company, Incorporated, Wehar System, Inc., Weinz 
Trimming Company, The, Weiss Shoe Store Inc., Wellesley 
Textile Company, Wenham Lake Ice Corporation, West 
Stockbridge Box Company, Western Crockery Co., The, 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 238. 233 

Wev^^tern Reed Company, Inc., Wcstficld Afjricultural and co^porationB 
Athletic Company, Westficld Cooperative Store, Inc., West- dissolved. 
land Hand Laundry Co. Inc., Westmills Inc., Wheeler & 
Hudson, Incorporated, Wheeler Refrigerator Company, 
Whistle Bottling Company, Whitcomb-Blaisdell Machine 
Tool Company, White Kagle Cooperative Association of 
Cambridge, White* Fashion Shop, Inc., The, White Marhle 
and Terrazzo Com[)any, The, White Star Shoe Dressing Co. 
Inc., Whitney-Kelley Farm Co., Whitney Lumber Company, 
The, Whitney's Specialty Shop, Inc., Wholesale Distribution 
Stores, Incorporated, Wilcox Company, The, Wilgus-Good 
Company, Willard-Savage Engineering Company, William 
A. Duhaime & Co., Inc., Wm. B. Scaife & Sons Company, 
William H. Burns Company, Wm. H. Hodgkin Inc., Wm. J. 
Champion & Co., Incorjiorated, William J. Ellis, Inc., 
William J. Haire Company (1911), William S. Thompson & 
Co., Inc., William W. Edelstone Fabric Co., W'ills-Sainte 
Claire Company of Essex County, Winchester Brick Corpora- 
tion, Winnisimmet Company, Winter Hill Amusement Com- 
pany, Wire Hardware Company, The, Wiscasset Feldspar 
Corporation, Witham Brothers Incorporated, Wollaston 
Foundry Company, Wolverine Motor Company, Inc., 
Wonder Garter Company, Woodenware Manufacturing Co., 
Woods-Sherwood Company, The, Woodward and Cochey, 
Incorporated, Woodward Company, The, Woodward Wrench 
Company, Worcester & Paxton Motor Company, Worcester 
Automatic Sprinkler Company, Worcester Cabinet Com- 
pany, Worcester Last Company, Worcester Lithographing 
Companj", Worcester Store Inc., The, Worcester Telegram 
Publishing Co., World Famous Shows, Inc., Wren Textile 
Supply, Inc., Wuntslip or Lose Manufacturing Co. 

Yarnall Tanning Company, Yates Sales Corporation, Ye 
Fabric Shoppe, Inc., Ye Fabrick Shoppe of M. B. Gay, Inc., 
York Beach Hotel, Inc., Young and Company Incorporated, 
Young Men's Shop, Inc., The. 

Z. B. Davis Corporation. 

Charitable and Other Corporations. 

Acushnet Social Club. Certain 

Berkshire Music Colony, Incorporated. charitable 

Corps 35, Volunteer Life Saving Service. corporations 

Dorchester Relief Society. dissolved. 

East End Social Club, Elks Building Association of 
Maiden. 

Fairhaven Country Club. 

Federated Massachusetts Beekeepers' Association, Incor- 
porated, The, Franklin County Young Men's Christian 
Association, Inc., The, Free Home for Consumptives, in the 
City of Boston, The. 

Groton Charitable Recreation Committee Inc. 

Holy Child Day Nursery, The. 

Leominster Athletic Association, The, Little Building 



234 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 238. 



Certain 
charitable 
and other 
corporations 
dissolved. 



Benefit Association, Lowell Community Service (Incor- 
porated). 

Massachusetts State Employees' Benefit Association, The, 
Medford Scholarship of Harvard University, Incorporated, 
The Trustees of the. 

New England Swedish Baptist Sunday School Union and 
Bethel Beach Summer Assembly. 

Phil Sheridan Camp Association, Polish National Alliance 
Immigration Aid Society, Pulse Club Inc., The. 

St. Mark's Community House Inc., wSeraphic Institute 
Inc. of Boston, Mass., Stamp Savings Society of Boston, 
Syrian National Society, The. 

United Brotherhood of Maiden, Inc. 

"Waltham Canoe Club, West Roxbury Congregational 
Society, Winthrop Community Hospital, Woodside Athletic 
Association, Inc. 



Certain public 
service 
corporations 
dissolved. 

Pending 
suits not 
affected, etc. 



Proceedings in 
suits upon 
choses in action, 
how brought, 
etc. 



No relief from 
obligation to 
file tax return, 
etc. 



Effective date. 



Public Service Corporations. 

INIansfield Board of Trade, The. 
Onset Water Company. 

vSection 2. Nothing in this act shall *be construed to 
affect any suit now pending by or against any corporation 
mentioned herein, or any suit now pending or hereafter 
brought for any liability now existing against the stock- 
holders or officers of any such corporation, or to revive 
any charter previously annulled or any corporation pre- 
viously dissolved, or to make valid any defective organi- 
zation of any of the supposed corporations mentioned 
herein. 

Section .3. Suits upon choses in action arising out of 
contracts sold or assigned by any corporation dissolved 
by this act may be brought or prosecuted in the name of 
the purchaser or assignee. The fact of sale or assignment 
and of purchase by the plaintiff shall be set forth in the 
writ or other process; and the defendant may avail him- 
self of any matter of defence of which he might have availed 
himself in a suit upon the claim by the corporation, had it 
not been dissolved by this act. 

Section 4. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
relieve the last person who was the treasurer or assistant 
treasurer, or, in their absence or incapacity, who was any 
other principal officer, of each of the corporations named in 
this act, from the obligation to make a tax return as of 
April first following the date of dissolution and swear to 
the same as required by section thirty-five of chapter sixty- 
three of the General Laws. The tax liability of each of 
the corporations named in this act shall be determined in 
accordance with the existing laws of this commonwealth. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect as of March 
thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved April 14, 1926. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 239, 240. 235 



An A( T RELATIVK TO THE ISSUE OF CAPITAL STOCK A(;AINST CJiaj) 239 
SURPLUS BY TRUST COMPANIES. 

Be it tuudcd, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the General Laws «• L- i72, § is, 
is hereby amended by striking out section eighteen and 
inserting in phice thereof the following: — Section 18. The Capital stock 
capital stock of such corporation shall be not less than two hun- companies, 
dred thousand dollars, except that in a city or town whose 'ii"ou"t, etc 
population numbers not more than one hundred thousand 
the capital stock may be not less than one hundred thou- 
sand dollars, divided into shares of the par value of one 
hundred dollars each; and except also that in towns whose 
population is not more than ten thousand the capital stock 
may be not less than fifty thousand dollars divided into 
shares of the par value of one hundred dollars each; and no Payment, etc., 
business shall be transacted by the corporation until the transacting 
whole amount of its capital stock is subscribed for and act- business. 
ually paid in. Any such corporation may, subject to the increase. 
approval of the commissioner, increase its capital stock in the 
manner provided by sections forty-one and forty-four of 
chapter one hundred and fifty-six. No stock shall be issued ^^*"® regulated. 
by any such corporation under this section until the par value 
thereof shall be fully paid in in cash or is in its possession 
as surplus; provided, that no stock shall be issued against Proviso. 
surplus unless the surplus remaining after such issue shall 
amount to at least fifty per cent of the total capital stock 
of such corporation after such increase. Any such corpora- Decrease. 
tion may, subject to the approval of the commissioner, de- 
crease its capital stock in the manner provided by said section 
forty-one and- the first sentence of section forty-five of said 
chapter; provided, that the capital stock as so reduced shall ^'^^v'^"- 
not be less than the amount required by this section. 

Approved April I4, 1926. 



An Act to provide for removing or placing under- (^Jkijj 240 
ground certain wires and electrical appliances in - ' "^ 

the CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In the month of January in the year nineteen Removal or 
hundred and twenty-seven, and in said month in each year Snderground 
thereafter, to and including the year nineteen hundred and ^^^^^''^^^5 
thirty-one, the fire commissioner of the city of Boston shall electrical 
prescribe and give public notice thereof in at least two daily cSy Jff'fioston. 
newspapers in said city, by advertisement therein, twice a 
week for two weeks in succession, of not more than four miles 
of streets in any one year, from which poles shall be removed 
and the wires buried underground, except such poles and wires 
as are excepted in chapter three hundred and sixty-four of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven. 



236 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 241. 



Certain 
powers and 
duties of 
tire comniis- 
eioner of city 
of Boston. 



Section 2. The powers conferred and the duties imposed 
upon the officer mentioned in said chapter tliree hundred and 
sixty-four, and other acts mentioned in said chapter, are 
hereby extended and said powers shall be exercised and said 
duties performed by said fire commissioner in each of the 
years nineteen hundred and twenty-seven to nineteen hun- 
dred and thirty-one, inclusive. Approved April 14, 192G. 



Chav.24:l An Act relative to the approval and payment of ac- 
counts AGAINST THE COMMONWEALTH ON ACCOUNT OF 
STATE PAUPERS AND OTHER POOR PERSONS, MOTHERS WITH 
DEPENDENT CHILDREN AND PERSONS INFECTED WITH DIS- 
EASES DANGEROUS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twenty-one of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following new section: — Section 4--^. All ac- 
counts against the commonwealth for allowances to coun- 
ties, cities and towns on account of moneys paid for which 
they are entitled to reimbursement by the commonwealth 
under the provisions of section five of chapter one hundred 
and two, section one hundred and sixteen of chapter one 
hundred and eleven, sections seventeen and eighteen of 
chapter one hundred and seventeen, section six of chapter 
one hundred and eighteen and sections twelve, fifteen and 
eighteen of chapter one hundred and twenty-two shall be 
rendered to the department on or before the first day of 
October annually, and shall be for the twelve months end- 
ing on the thirtieth day of June preceding, and, if rendered as 
aforesaid, approved by the department and certified by the 
comptroller but not otherwise, shall be paid by the com- 
monwealth; provided, however, that such accounts may be 
allowed and paid for any period subsequent to said thirtieth 
day of June upon approval by the department and certifica- 
tion by the comptroller. Failure to comply with the rules 
and regulations of the department shall be ground for 
disapproval of any account. 

Section 2. Section five of chapter one hundred and two 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after 
the word " commonwealth", in the seventh line, the words: — 
, subject otherwise to the provisions of section forty- 
two of chapter one hundred and twenty-one, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 6. Overseers of the poor of towns 
may provide transportation to destitute shipwrecked sea- 
men from one place to another within the commonwealth, 
and such other assistance while they are awaiting trans- 
portation, not exceeding ten dollars for each person, as the 
said overseers deem necessary, A detailed statement of 
expenses so incurred shall be rendered to the department 
of public welfare, and, after approval by it, such expenses 
shall be paid by the commonwealth, subject otherwise to 
the provisions of section forty-two of chapter one hundred 



G. L. 121, new 
section at end 
thereof. 
Approval and 
payment of 
accounts 
against com- 
monwealth on 
account of 
state paupers 
and other poor 
persona, 
mothers with 
dependent 
children and 
persons 
infected with 
diseases 
dangerous to 
public liealth. 



Proviso. 



Disapproval of 
accounts. 



G. L. 102, § 5, 
amended. 



Relief and 
transportation 
of shipwrecked 
seamen by 
overseers of the 
poor. 



Expenses, 
payment by 
commonwealth 
etc. 



Acts, 1026. — Chap. 241. 237 

and twenty-one, from tlie appropriation for the temporary 
support of state paupers, without reference to tlie legal 
settlement of such seamen. 

Section 3. Section one hundred and sixteen of chapter a. l. in, § lie, 
one hundred and eleven of the General Laws is hereby *'"*'* " " 
amended by ackiing at the end thereof the following new 
sentence: — Reimbursement by the commonwealth under 
the provisions hereof shall be subject to the provisions of 
section forty-two of chapter one hundred and twenty-one, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 116. Reasonable ex- Expenses 
penses incurred by boards of health or by the commonwealth boaldrof"^^ 
in making the provision required by law^ for persons infected I'eaithorby 

. , ,, '^ , ,. ^ . ^ \ I !• 1 I 1 commoiiweulth 

With smallpox or other disease dangerous to the public health on account ot 

shall be paid by such person or his parents, if he or they be wltrSfseasls*^'^ 

able to pay, otherwise by the town where he has a legal d^ingerousto 

settlement, upon the approval of the bill by the board of payment, etc! 

health of such town or by the department of public welfare. 

Such settlement shall be determined by the overseers of the 

poor, and by the department of public welfare in cases cared 

for by the commonwealth. If the person has no settlement. Payment by 

such expense shall be paid by the commonwealth, upon the f^lferson hTs 

approval of bills therefor by the department of public wel- no settlement. 

fare. In all cases of persons having settlements, a written Procedure in 

notice, sent within the time required in the case of aid given pttlons having 

to paupers, shall be sent by the board of health of the town settlements. 

where the person is sick to the board of health of the tow^n 

where such person has a settlement, who shall forthwith 

transmit a copy thereof to the overseers of the poor of the 

place of settlement. If the person has no settlement, such in cases of 

notice shall be given to the department as provided in uo'setttementa, 

section one hundred and twelve; and also, in any case liable *'''• 

to be maintained by the commonwealth when public aid 

has been rendered to such sick person, a written notice shall 

be sent to the department of public welfare, containing such 

information as will show that the person named therein is a 

proper charge to the commonwealth, and reimbursement Reimbursement 

, , by coiuuion- 

shall be made for reasonable expenses incurred within five wealth. 
days next before such notice is mailed, and thereafter until 
such sick person is removed under section twelve of chapter 
one hundred and twenty-one, or is able to be so removed with- 
out endangering his or the public health. Reimbursement 
by the commonwealth under the provisions hereof shall be 
subject to the provisions of section forty-two of chapter one 
hundred and twenty-one. 

Section 4. Section seventeen of chapter one hundred ^^ ^amendy^ 
and seventeen of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 
two hundred and ninety-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by in- 
serting after the word "commonwealth" in the fourteenth 
line the words: — subject to the provisions of section forty- 
two of chapter one hundred and twenty-one, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 17. The overseers of each town Support and 
shall also relieve and support and may employ all poor per- inTgent '''*'"'^'^'° 

persons. 



238 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 241. 



Expense, 
recovery of 
kindred, etc. 



State 

allowance for 
funeral expenses 
of certain 
paupers. 



Provisos. 



G. L. 117, § 18. 
etc., amended. 



Cities and 
towns may 
furnish aid to 
certain state 
paupers, etc. 



Removal to 
state infirmary, 
etc. 



Expenses. 



Proceedings 
upon refusal 
to submit to 
removal, etc. 



sons residing or found therein, having no lawful settlements 
within the commonwealth, until their removal to the state 
infirmary, and if they die shall decently bury them. They 
shall also decently bury all deceased persons who, although 
without means of support while living, did not apply for 
public relief, and all unknown persons found dead. The 
expense thereof may be recovered of their kindred, if any, 
chargeable by law for their support in the manner provided 
in this chapter; and if the expense of their burial is not 
paid by such kindred, an amount not exceeding forty dollars 
for the funeral expenses of each pauper over twelve years of 
age, and not exceeding twenty dollars for the funeral ex- 
penses of each pauper under that age, shall be paid by the 
commonwealth subject to the provisions of section forty- 
two of chapter one hundred and twenty-one; provided, that 
the overseers shall file with each claim an affidavit of the 
undertaker stating the total amount of his bill, the amount 
received from the town and the amount received from all 
other sources; and provided, further, that if the total ex- 
pense of the burial, by whomsoever incurred, shall exceed the 
sum of one hundred dollars, no payment therefor shall be 
made by the commonwealth. 

Section 5. Section eighteen of said chapter one hun- 
dred and seventeen, as amended by chapter two hundred 
and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, is hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following new sentence: — Reimbursement by the com- 
monwealth under the provisions hereof shall be subject to 
the provisions of section forty-two of chapter one hundred 
and twenty-one, — so as to read as follows:- — Section 18. 
A town may furnish temporary aid to poor persons found 
therein, having no lawful settlements within the common- 
wealth, if the overseers consider it for the public interest; 
and the overseers shall in every case give written notice 
within five days to the department of public welfare, which 
shall examine the case and order such aid as it deems ex- 
pedient. If it directs a discontinuance of such aid, it shall 
remove such persons to the state infirmary or to any state 
or place where they belong, if their necessities or the public 
interests require it, and the superintendent of said infirmary 
shall receive the persons removed thereto as if they were 
sent there in accordance with section seven of chapter one 
hundred and twenty-two. A detailed statement of ex- 
penses so incurred shall be rendered, and after approval by 
the department such expenses shall be paid by the common- 
wealth. If any such person refuses to submit to removal, 
the department or any of its officers or agents may apply to 
the district court of the district where such person resides, 
for an order directing that such removal be made. Upon 
such application the court shall forthwith cause a summons 
to be served upon the person so refusing, and, if he be a 
minor, upon his parent or guardian, requiring the attendance 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 241. 239 

of the person so suininnned at a time and plaee appointed 
therein for hearing:;; and at such time and place shall hear 
and examine upon oath such person or persons, and shall 
hear such other evidence as may he material. If upon 
hearing it appears that the person sought to be removed is 
witliout a legal settlement in this commonwealth and is 
unable to support himself, and that his necessities or the 
public interests require his removal, the court shall issue an Court order 
order in writing, directed to a duly constituted officer or ^"0.'^^'"°^^'' 
agent of the department, reciting that such person appears to 
be a state pauper, and that his necessities or the public in- 
terests require his removal, and commanding such officer or 
agent to remove him to the state infirmary or to any other 
state institution designated by the department, and such 
officer or agent shall thereupon make the removal as ordered. 
After the removal is made such officer or agent shall file such 
order, with his return thereon, with the clerk of the court 
from which it was issued. In every case where a removal is Expenses, 
ordered a detailed statement of the expense incurred by payment by 
any town for the support of the person so removed while commonwealth. 
application for his removal was pending before the court 
shall be rendered, and after approval by the department 
shall be paid by the commonwealth. Reimbursement by 
the commonwealth under the provisions hereof shall be 
subject to the provisions of section forty-two of chapter 
one hundred and twenty-one. 

Section 6. Section six of chapter one hundred and ^m^nded! ^ ^' 
eighteen of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word "welfare" in the third line, the 
words: — and subject otherwise to the provisions of section 
forty-two of chapter one hundred and twenty-one, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 6. In respect to all mothers in state reim- 
receipt of aid under this chapter the town rendering the aid cities and 
shall, after approval of the bills by the department of public tC^others"^ 
welfare, and subject otherwise to the provisions of section withjdepondent 
forty-two of chapter one hundred and twenty-one, be reim- 
bursed by the commonwealth for one third of the amount of 
the aid given, or, if the mother so aided has no settlement, 
for the total amount thereof. If the mother so aided has a 
legal settlement in another town two thirds of the amount 
of such aid given may be recovered in contract against the 
town liable therefor in accordance with chapter one hundred 
and seventeen. 

Section 7. Section fifteen of chapter one hundred and ^c.^'amended." 
twenty-two of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 
one hundred and seventy-seven of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by in- 
serting after the word "department", in the sixth line, the 
words: — and subject otherwise to the provisions of section 
forty-two of chapter one hundred and twenty-one, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 15. Towns may at their own Sending of 
expense send to the state infirmary, to be maintained at to state in- 



240 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 241. 



firmary by 
cities and 
towns. 
State reim- 
bursement for 
transportation 
expenses, etc. 



G. L. 122, I 18, 
amended. 



Slate reim- 
bursement of 
cities and 
towns for care 
of certain sick 
poor, etc. 



Conditions and 
limitations 
of such 
'eimbursement 



G.L. 122, §19. 
etc., repealed. 



Effective date. 



the public charge, all paupers falling into distress therein 
and having no settlement within the commonwealth. The 
town shall be reimbursed by the commonwealth, upon bills 
approved by the department and subject otherwise to the 
provisions of section forty-two of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-one, for the expense of transportation of each state 
pauper so sent, for the excess over thirty miles by the usual 
route, at a rate not exceeding twelve cents a mile. 

Section 8. Section eighteen of said chapter one hundred 
and twenty-two is hereby amended hy adding at the end 
thereof the following new sentence: — Reimbursement by 
the commonwealth under the provisions hereof shall be 
subject to the provisions of section forty-two of chapter 
one hundred and twenty-one, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section IS. Reasonable expenses incurred by a town under 
the preceding section within five days next before notice 
has been given as therein required and also after the giving of 
such notice and until said sick person is able to be removed 
to the state infirmary shall be reimbursed by the common- 
wealth. If the department, after investigation, deems it 
expedient as an economy in expenditure and in the interest 
of the patient's health, it may authorize reimbursement for 
aid rendered after the patient has become able to be so re- 
moved, and, in its discretion, until the patient is able to be 
discharged. If the department considers it expedient to 
order the removal to the state infirmary of a person whose 
physical condition is such as to require attendance, reason- 
able expenses incurred for such attendance as directed by the 
department shall also be reimbursed by the commonwealth. 
Bills for such support shall not be allowed unless endorsed 
with the declaration that, after full investigation, no kindred 
able to pay the amount charged have been found, and that 
the amount has actually been paid from the town treasury, 
nor unless they are approved by the department or by a 
person designated by it; and not more than ten dollars and 
fifty cents a week shall be allowed for the support of a 
person in a town hospital, and no charges of whatever 
nature in excess of the .'^aid ten dollars and fifty cents a 
week shall be allowed. Reimbursement by the common- 
wealth under the provisions hereof shall be subject to the 
provisions of section forty-two of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-one. 

Section 9. Section nineteen of said chapter one hundred 
and twenty-two, as amended by section seventy-three of 
chapter three hundred and sixty-two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, is hereby repealed. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect on December 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

A 2^ proved April 14, 1926. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 242, 243. 241 

An Act relative to the licensing of undertakers. C'/iap.242 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and fourteen of the o.l. 114. §49. 
General Laws is hcrehy amended by striking out section 
forty-nine and inserting in phice thereof the following: — 

Sectioji 49. Boards of health shall annually, on or before Mcensingof 
May first, license a suitable number of undertakers Avho can "" ^^^^ ^"^^^ 
read and write the English language and who are qualified 
as hereinafter provided. Each license hereunder shall be Termsand 
issued upon such terms and conditions as the board of fiJenses'"^ °^ 
health issuing it may prescribe and may be revoked at any Revocation. 
time by such board if any of its terms and conditions or any 
requirement of law relative thereto has been violated by the 
licensee. An undertaker so licensed may act in any town. Scope. 
Before issuance of such a license or of a renewal thereof, Quaiifioations 
there shall be presented to the board of health by the appli- etc. 
cant for such license satisfactory evidence that he is a citizen 
of the United States of good moral character and is compe- 
tent to prepare such death certificates and other documents 
as are required in the ordinary course of his business, and is 
familiar with the precautions to be taken by an undertaker 
to prevent the spread of communicable diseases and is con- 
versant with the laws of the United States and of this com- 
monwealth relative to the custody of dead bodies, the 
preparation of such bodies for burial, cremation and ship- 
ment and relative to their burial, cremation and shipment. 
An undertaker licensed as aforesaid shall maintain within Maintenance 
the commonwealth an undertaking establishment so located, establishment^ 
constructed and equipped as to permit the decent and «''^thin state, 
sanitary handling of dead bodies and shall maintain therein 
suitable equipment for such handling. 

Whoever, not being licensed hereunder, shall, by himself Penalty iov 

' , 1 • , 1 • 1 ■ engaging in 

or by an agent or servant who is not so licensed, engage in business of 

the business of an undertaker shall be punished by a fine of wHhout license, 

not more than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for ^tc 

nt)t more than two months, or both; but this section shall 

not prohibit the employment of apprentices or assistants 

under the personal supervision of an undertaker licensed 

under this section. 

Section 2. This act shall not apply to the issuance of ^°*gnewau^ 
any renewal of a license of an undertaker in effect prior to its of certain 
efi^ective date. Approved April I4, 1926. ''''^°'^^- 



An Act relative to death certificates, burial per- CJiqiy) 243 

MITS AND CERTAIN SEPULTURAL RECORDS AFFECTING 
VETERANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jolloics: 

Section 1. Chapter forty-six of the General Laws is g. l. 46, j 10. 
hereby amended by striking out section ten and inserting *'"*'"^®'^- 



242 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 243. 



Death 

certificates of 
war veterans 
to state 
causes of 
death, etc. 



Penalty. 

Word "war," 
what to 
include. 



G. L. 114. §4.'>. 
etc., amended. 



Permits for 
burial, etc., 
of human 
bodies. 



Permits for 
exhumation, 
etc., of 
human bodies. 



Written 
statement of 
certain facts, 
to precede 
issuance of 
permit. 



Certificate of 
attending 
physician, etc. 



in place thereof the following: — Srctinii. 10. A physician 
or officer furnishing a certificate of death as required hy 
the preceding section or by section forty-five of chap- 
ter one hundred and fourteen, shall, if the deceased, to 
the best of his knowledge and belief, served in the army, 
navy or marine corps of the United States in any war 
in which it has been engaged, insert in the certificate a 
recital to that effect, specifying the war, and shall also 
certify in such certificate both the primary and the secondary 
or immediate cause of death as nearly as he can state the 
same. For neglect to comply with any provision of this 
section, such physician or officer shall forfeit ten dollars. For 
the purposes of this section and of sections forty-five, forty- 
six and forty-seven of said chapter one hundred and fourteen, 
the word "war" shall include the China relief expedition and 
the Philippine insurrection, which shall, for said purposes, 
be deemed to have taken place between February fourteenth, 
eighteen hundred and ninety-eight and July fourth, nineteen 
hundred and two, and the Mexican border service of nineteen 
hundred and sixteen and nineteen hundred and seventeen. 

Sfxtion 2. Section forty-five of chapter one hundred 
and fourteen of the General Laws, as amended by section one 
of chapter one hundred and seventy-six of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "certificate" in the twenty-sixth 
line, the words: — If the death certificate contains a recital, 
as required by section ten of chapter forty-six, that the 
deceased served in the army, navy or marine corps of the 
United States in any war in which it has been engaged, 
such recital shall appear upon the permit, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 45. Except as provided in sections 
forty-four and forty-six, no undertaker or other person shall 
bury or otherwise dispose of a human body in a town, or 
remove therefrom a human body w^hich has not been buried, 
until he has received a permit from the board of health or its 
agent appointed to issue such permits, or if there is no such 
board, from the clerk of the town where the person died; 
and no undertaker or other person shall exhume a human 
body and remove it from a tow-n, or from one cemetery to 
another, until he has received a permit from the board of health 
or its agent aforesaid or from the clerk of the town where 
the body is buried. No such permit shall be issued until 
there shall have been delivered to such board, agent or clerk, 
as the case may be, a satisfactory written statement con- 
taining the facts required by law to be returned and recorded, 
which shall be accompanied, in case of an original interment, 
by a satisfactory certificate of the attending physician, if 
any, as required by law, or in lieu thereof a certificate as 
hereinafter provided. If there is no attending physician, or 
if, for sufficient reasons, his certificate cannot be obtained 
early enough for the purpose, or is insufficient, a physician 
who is a member of the board of health, or employed by it or 
by the selectmen for the purpose, shall upon application 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 243. 243 

make the certificate required of tlie atteiuling physician. 
If death is caused by violence, the medical examiner shall jg^tlfhy * '' 
make such certificate. If the death certificate contains a violence, 
recital, as required hy section ten of chapter forty-six, that J^f^gerv^iciof 
the deceased served in the army, navy or marine corps of the deceased to 
United States in any war in which it has been engaged, such penulL"^'"" 
recital shall appear upon the permit. The board of health Countersigning 

. !■ i^i i 1 j."r»j. and registratiou 

or its agent, upon receipt ot such statement and certincate, of suitement 
shall forthwith countersign it and transmit it to the clerk of '"'^ certificate. 
the town for registration. The person to whom the permit Furnishing of 
is so given and the physician certifying the cause of death fnformrtton aa 
shall thereafter furnish for registration any other necessary to^deceased, 
information which can be obtained as to the deceased, or as 
to the manner or cause of the death, which the clerk or regis- 
trar may require. 

Section 3. Section forty-six of said chapter one hundred ^^^J^^^^' ^*^' 
and fourteen is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
" diligence" in the sixteenth and seventeenth lines, the words: 
— , including, in case the deceased served in the army, navy 
or marine corps of the United States in any war in which it 
has been engaged, a recital to that effect, specifying the war, 
• — so as to read as follows: — Section ^6'. No undertaker or Permits for 
other person shall bury a human body or the ashes thereof hunfan^bodies 
which have been brought into the commonwealth until he ^rou^ht into*^^ 
has received a permit so to do from the board of health or its conunouweaitu. 
agent appointed to issue such permits, or if there is no such 
board, from the clerk of the town where the body is to be 
buried or the funeral is to be held, or from a person appointed 
to have the care of the cemetery or burial ground in which the 
interment is made, if a record is kept of the names of all 
persons buried therein, or from a duly appointed superin- 
tendent of burials in such town who keeps a record of inter- 
ments. Such permit shall not be issued until the under- ^^^:^l^^ll°^ 
taker or other person has delivered a certificate to said to precede 
board, agent, clerk, superintendent or person having such p|"n,"t.*°' 
care, giving the name of the deceased, his age as nearly as 
can be ascertained, the cause of death, the name of the town 
where he last resided or from which the body was brought, 
or, if the death occurred at sea, the name of the vessel upon 
which it occurred, and any other facts required for record 
which could be obtained with reasonable diligence, including, 
in case the deceased served in the army, navy or marine Recital as to 
corps of the United States in any war in which it has been otd^Hsld. 
engaged, a recital to that effect, specifying the war. 

The board of health or its agent, or the superintendent Countersigning 

, . , , ,,° • ^ p 1 j.-n and recording 

or person having sucli care, shall, upon receipt ot sucli certih- of certificate. 
cate, forthwith countersign and transmit it to the town clerk; 
and if the deceased was a resident of said tow^n, the clerk 
shall record the same in the books kept for recording deaths; 
but if the deceased was at his death a resident of any other 
town within the commonwealth said clerk shall forthwith 
forward to the clerk thereof a copy of such certificate, who 
shall record the same. 



244 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 244. 



G.L. 114, §47. 
etc., amended. 



Duties of 
cemetery or 
crematory 
officers as to 
burial, removal 
or cremation of 
bodies. 



Proviso. 



Section 4. Section forty-seven of said chapter one 
hundred and fourteen, as amended by chapter three hundred 
and thirty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, is hereby further amended by striking out the second 
paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Upon the burial, removal, or cremation of a body, the super- 
intendent or other officer in charge of the cemetery or 
crematory shall indorse upon the coupon accompanying the 
permit the fact of such burial, removal or cremation, with 
the date thereof, shall make and preserve in the files of the 
cemetery or crematory a record of such burial, removal or 
cremation, including any recital in the burial permit relative 
to service of the deceased in any war in which the United 
States has been engaged, and also the location of the grave 
or other receptacle of the body or ashes of the deceased, and 
shall forthwith return the coupon to the office issuing the 
same; provided, that if there is no officer in charge of the 
cemetery or crematory, such duties shall be performed by 
the undertaker. Approved April 14, 1926. 



Chap.2U 



G. L. 90, §33, 
etc., amended. 



Fees for 
registration 
of certain 
motor trucks, 
motor buses, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



An Act relative to the fees for the registration of 
certain motor buses used for the transportation of 

persons to and FROM CHURCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOL 
SERVICES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-three of chapter ninety of the General 
Laws, as amended by section two of chapter four hundred 
and three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, by section nine of chapter four hundred and sixty- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three and 
by section one of chapter three hundred and forty-two 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby 
further amended by adding after the word "dollars" in the 
ninth line the following: — ; provided, that any such motor 
bus not municipally owned may also be used for the trans- 
portation of persons to and from church and Sunday school 
services without the payment of additional registration 
fee, — so that the paragraph included in lines four to nine, 
inclusive, will read as follows: — For the registration of every 
motor truck, motor bus, trailer and semi-trailer unit owned 
by a city or town in the commonwealth, and used solely for 
municipal business, and for the registration of any motor bus 
not so owned but used exclusively under contract for the 
transportation of school children, two dollars; provided, 
that any such motor bus not municipally owned may al^o be 
used for the transportation of persons to and from church 
and Sunday school services without the payment of ad- 
ditional registration fee. Approved April 14, 1926. 



Acts, 1920. — Ctiaps. 245, 246, 247. 245 



An Act to expedite sentence in tertain r riminal cases, (JJiq^j) 245 

Be it euucfi'cl, etc., an fulloivs: 

Chapter two huiulreil and seventy-nine of the General ^tkjnaae/* 
Laws is liereby anieniletl by inserting after section three the §3. 
following new section: — Section .)A. Not later than seven Expedition of 
days after a pica of guilty or after a verdict of guilty and in certaincrixuinai 
any event before adjournment of the sitting at which such '^*^'*'* 
plea or verdict has been taken and recorded in a case of 
felony not punishable by death wherein no question of law 
has been reported for decision by the supreme judicial court, 
the district attorney shall move for sentence. 

Approved April l^, 1920. 



ChapMQ 



An Act authorizing the town of webster to borrow 
money for certain municipal building purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In order to meet the cost of constructing a Town of 
new building or buildings for a town hall, a junior high school borrow n™ney 
and an auditorium, and for remodelling the present high for certain 
school building, and for the purpose of originally equipping building 
and furnishing said new building or buildings, the town of p^^'p^^^^^- 
Webster may borrow from time to time, within a period of 
five years from the passage of this act, such sums as may be 
necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, four hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Webster Municipal ^unlctpai 
Buildings Loan, Act of 192G. Each authorized issue shall Buildings 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in 1926"' * 
not more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue 
shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an 
amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue 
is voted for the same purpose to be raised by tax levy of the 
year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this 
act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except 
as herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in section 
seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April I4, 1926. 



An Act requiring written consent for change of n},n^ 947 
location within a town by any corporation organ- ^"^ 

IZED FOR athletic, SOCIAL OR OTHER CLUB PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and eighty of the General Laws is g. l. 180, § 26, 
hereby amended by striking out section twenty-six and ain^oded. 



246 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 248. 



Written consent 
required for 
change of 
location of 
corporations 
organized for 
athletic, 
social or other 
club purposed. 



Copy of 
consent to be 
filed with state 
secretary. 



Revocation of 
charter for non- 
compliance, etc. 



Inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 26. No 
corporation organized under general laws for the purpose of 
fostering, encouraging or engaging in athletic exercises or 
for the establishment and maintenance of places for reading 
rooms, libraries or social meetings shall change its location 
from the town where it is located to another town within 
the commonwealth, nor change its location within any 
town, until written consent therefor has been obtained 
from the police commissioner in Boston, the aldermen in 
any other city or the selectmen in the town where the 
corporation proposes to acquire a new location. Such 
consent shall not take effect until a copy thereof, duly 
attested by the clerk or secretary of the board or officer 
consenting thereto, has been filed in the office of the state 
secretary. A change of location by a corporation contrary 
to this section shall be sufficient cause for the revocation 
of its charter by the state secretary. 

Approved April 15, 1920. 



Chap. 24:S '^^ '^^"^' RELATIVE TO THE PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS 
OF THE LAWS RELATIVE TO MUNICIPAL FINANCE. 



G. L. 44, §62, 
etc., amended. 



Penalties for 
certain 
violations of 
laws relative 
to municipal 
finance. 



Reporting of 
violations to 
district 
attorney, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty-two of chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws, inserted by chapter two hundred and fifty-three of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the third line, the word "shall" 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — , or any 
other provision of general law relating to the incurring of 
liability or expenditure of public funds on account of any 
city, town or district, or any provision of special law relating 
to the incurring of liability or expenditure of public funds as 
aforesaid, shall, except as otherwise provided, — and by 
striking out, in the fourth line, the words "hundred dollars" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — thousand dollars 
or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 62. Any city, town or 
district officer who knowingly violates, or authorizes or 
directs any official or employee to violate, any provision 
of this chapter, or any other provision of general law rela- 
ting to the incurring of liability or expenditure of public 
funds on account of any city, town or district, or any pro- 
vision of special law relating to the incurring of liability 
or expenditure of public funds as aforesaid, shall, except 
as otherwise provided, be punished by a fine of not more 
than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not 
more than one year, or both; and the mayor, selectmen, 
prudential committee, or commissioners, shall, and five tax- 
payers may, report such violation to the district attorney 
who shall investigate and prosecute the same. 

Approved April 15, 1926. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 249, 250. 247 



An Act attthorizing the city of quincy to borrow ('lum.249 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 
Bf it cnnctrd, dr., n,i follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of purchasing a grammar Cityof Quinry 
school building now situated in the city of Quincy and money'fnr"" 
owned hy the United States government, and for the purpose ^'^^'^^ purposes. 
of originally equipping and furnishing said building, the 
city of Quincy may borrow from time to time, within a 
period of five years from the passage of this act, such s'ums 
as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, two 
hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Quincy Quinry school 
School Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue shall jgTg"' ^'' °^ 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in 
not more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue 
shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an 
amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue 
is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy 
of the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under 
this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, 
except as provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four 
of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in 
section seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and 
thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 16, 1926. 



An Act authorizing the city of leominster to borrow QJkii) 250 
money for school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1 . For the purpose of constructing a new school ^po^°ns^pr 
building and for the purpose of constructing additions to niay borrow 
existing school buildings, which additions increase the floor ^hod purposes. 
space thereof, and of originally equipping and furnishing 
the said new building and additions, the city of Leominster 
may borrow from time to time, within a period of five years 
from the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate five hundred thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Leominster School Loan, Act of 1926. Each Leominster 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans Act°o°f 1926.°' 
shall be paid in not more than fifteen years from their dates, 
but no issue shall be authorized under this act unless a sum 
equal to an amount not less than ten per cent of such author- 
ized issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the 
tax levy of the year when authorized. Lidebtedness in- 
curred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, 
but shall, except as provided herein, be subject to chapter 



248 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 251, 252. 



forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso 
inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter three 
hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 16, 1926. 



Chap. 251 An Act authorizing the unionville fire and water 

DISTRICT TO MAKE AN ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 



Unionville Fire 
and Water Dis- 
trict may make 
an additional 
water loan. 



Unionville Fire 
and Water Dis- 
trict Water 
Loan, Act of 
1926. 



Payment of 
loan, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUou's: 

Section 1. For the purpose of extending its water mains 
and improving its water distribution facilities, the Union- 
ville Fire and Water District may from time to time borrow 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, five thousand dollars, in addition to any sums hereto- 
fore authorized for water purposes, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Unionville Fire and Water District Water Loan, Act of 1926. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and 
such loans shall be payable in not more than ten years from 
their dates. Any indebtedness incurred under this act shall, 
except as herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four 
of the General Laws. 

Section 2. The district shall at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with section one; and when a vote to that effect has 
been passed a sum which, with the income derived from water 
rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual expense of operating 
its water works and the interest as it accrues on the bonds 
or notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such payments on 
the principal as may be required by this act, shall, without 
further vote, be certified to the assessors of the town of Easton 
and shall annually thereafter be assessed, collected, and 
paid over to the district treasurer, in the same manner as is 
provided by law in the case of fire district taxes, until the 
debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 16, 1926. 



Chap.252 An Act relative to the grounding of certain poles 

AND STRUCTURES USED TO SUPPORT LINES FOR ELECTRIC 
STREET LIGHTING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and sixt.f-six of the General Laws 
is hereliy amended by striking out section thirty-four and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 34- Poles 
and other structures used to support lines for the transmis- 
sion of electricity shall be insulated in such manner as to 
protect employees and other persons from accidents. If 
such poles an(l other structures are of any material except 
wood, and support lines which arc operated at a voltage 



G. L. 166, § 34, 
amended. 

Poles, etc., used 
to support 
lines for trans- 
mission of elec- 
tricity to be 
insulated, etc. 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 253. 249 

In excess of two tlumsantl volts, they shall be plainly and 
conspifuoiisly marked "Dangerous. Keep Awa,y"; pro- Proviso, 
vided, that if siuh j)oles or structures are used solely to 
support lines for the transmission of electricity for street 
lighting and are operated at a voltage of not over ten thou- 
sand volts the same need not be so marked if those parts 
thereof which are accessible to the public are solidly con- 
nected to a permanent ground having a resistance of not more 
than two ohms and if the service wires conducting the cur- 
rent to such poles or structures are placed in underground 
conduits. The inspector of wires designated or appointed Duties, etc. of 
under the authority of section thirty-two, or, in Boston, the wires and 
fire commissioner, shall enforce this section, and he shall be commissioner. 
the sole judge of what constitutes a proper insulation or 
marking as hereinbefore required. Any owner of poles or Penalty. 
other structures, used for the transmission of electricity, 
shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more than 
one hundred dollars for each pole or structure left un- 
insulated, ungrounded or unmarked in violation of this 
section for an unreasonable time after a request by said 
inspector or commissioner that the same be properly in- 
sulated, grounded or marked as herein required. For the Words "in- 
purposes of this section, the words "inspector of wires" or mres''''^or "in- 
^inspector" shall, in any town having no such inspector, ^n^n^aeiellmen 
mean the selectmen. Approved April 16, 1926. in certain 

^^ ^ towns. 

An Act making knowledge a necessary element in the Chav.253 

OFFENCE OF USING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT AUTHORITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-four of chapter ninety of the General ^^ ^amended 
Laws, as amended by cliapter one hundred and eightj^-three 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four and by 
section three of chapter two hundred and one and section 
one of chapter two hundred and ninety-seven, both of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "authority" in the 
eleventh line the words: — knowing that such use is un- 
authorized, — so as to read as follows: — Section 24. Who- Penalty for 
ever upon any way operates a motor vehicle recklessly, or vehkles?Mk-*^°' 
while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or so that lessiy or while 

, , . „ PI 1 1 • -111' I under innuence 

the lives or safety oi the public might be endangered, or of intoxicating 
upon a bet or wager or in a race, or whoever operates a *'*"'"^' ^*'^' 
motor vehicle for the purpose of making a record and thereby 
violates any provision of section seventeen or any regulation 
under section eighteen, or whoever without stopping and 
making known his name, residence and the number of his 
motor vehicle goes away after knowingly colliding with or 
otherwise causing injury to any other vehicle or property, 
or whoever uses a motor vehicle without authority knowing For unauthor- 
that such use is unauthorized, or whoever loans or knowingly motorveWcies. 
permits his license to operate motor vehicles to be used by For fraud in 
another person, or whoever makes false statements in an ap- licenses.'"" ^'^'^ 



250 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 253. 



For second or 
subsequent 
oflfenees of op- 
erating motor 
vehicles while 
under influence 
of intoxicating 
liquor. 



Investigation, 
etc., as to 
previous con- 
viction of like 
offence, etc., 
when person 
charged with 
having oper- 
ated motor 
vehicle while 
under influence 
of intoxicating 
liquor. 



Penalty for not 
stopping, etc., 
after collision, 
etc. 



Revocation of 
license upon 
conviction, etc. 



Issuance of new 
license, when. 



Proviso. 



plication for such a license or falsely impersonates the person 
named in such an application, or procures such false imper- 
sonation, whether of himself or of another, shall be punished 
by a fine of not less than twenty nor more than two hundred 
dollars or by imprisonment for not less than two weeks nor 
more than two years, or both; except that for an offence 
of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of 
intoxicating liquor committed within a period of six years 
immediately following his final conviction of a like offence 
by a court or magistrate of the commonwealth, a person shall 
be punished by imprisonment for not less than one month 
nor more than two years. Before a magistrate or other 
officer authorized to receive complaints in criminal cases re- 
duces a complaint to writing, or before a prosecuting officer 
presents evidence to the grand jury, cliarging a person with 
having operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of 
intoxicating liquor, he shall communicate with the office of 
the registrar, and shall inquire as to whether there is in said 
office any record or other information tending to show that 
such person has been finally convicted of a like offence by a 
court or magistrate of the commonwealth witbin a period of 
six years immediately preceding the commission of the 
offence with which he is charged, and if it shall appear to 
such magistrate or other officer, or to the grand jury, as the 
case may be, that such person lias so been convicted, the 
complaint or indictment shall contain an averment to that 
eft'ect which shall specify such court or magistrate and the 
date of such conviction. Any person who operates a motor 
vehicle upon any way and who, without stopping and mak- 
ing known his name, residence and the number of his motor 
vehicle, goes away after knowingly colliding with or other- 
wise causing injury to any person, shall be punished by 
imprisonment for not less than one month nor more than 
two years. A conviction of a violation of this section shall 
be reported forthwith by the court or magistrate to the 
registrar, who may in any event and shall, unless the court 
or magistrate recommends otherwise, revoke immediately 
the license of the person so convicted, and no appeal from 
the judgment shall operate to stay the revocation of the 
license. If it appears by the records of the registrar that 
the person so convicted is the owner of a motor vehicle or 
has exclusive control of any motor vehicle as a manufacturer 
or dealer, the registrar may revoke the certificate of registra- 
tion of any or all motor vehicles so owned or exclusively con- 
trolled. The registrar in his discretion may issue a new 
license to any person acquitted in the appellate court, or 
after an investigation or upon hearing may issue a new 
license to a person convicted in any court; provided, that no 
new license shall be issued by the registrar to any person 
convicted of operating a motor vehicle while under the in- 
fluence of intoxicating liquor until one year after the date 
of final conviction, If for a first offence, or five years after any 
subsequent conviction, and to any person convicted of 



Acts, 1026. — Chaps. 254, 255. 251 

^•iolating any other provision of this section until sixty days 

after the date of final conviction, if for a first offence, or one 

year after the date of any subsequent conviction. The Prosecutions for 

prosecution of any person for operating a motor vehicle while vehide^whne**"^ 

under the influence of intoxicating liquor, if the offence is under influence 

, . , . • I c • • !• 1 i» 11 of intoxicating 

committed within a period oi six years immediately follow- liquor, if second 
ing his final conviction of a like offence by a court or magis- offenceretcT*^ 
trate of the commonwealth, shall not in any event be placed disposition, etc. 
on file or otherwise disposed of except by trial, judgment 
and sentence according to the regular course of criminal pro- 
ceedings, nor shall the execution of the sentence for such 
later offence be suspended under section one of chapter two 
hundred and seventy-nine. The prosecution for the viola- Prosecutions for 
tion of any other provision of this section, if a second or °/slcoT!d or'°"^' 
subsequent offence, shall not, unless the interests of iustice subsequent of- 

. II- • • 11 1 r>i 1 • 1- fence, disposi- 

require such disposition, be placed on hie or otherwise dis- tion, etc. 
posed of except by trial, judgment and sentence according 
to the regular course of criminal proceedings; and such a 
prosecution shall be otherwise disposed of only on motion 
in writing, stating specifically the reasons therefor, and veri- 
fied by affidavit if facts are relied on. If the court or magis- 
trate certifies in writing that he is satisfied that the reasons 
relied upon are sufficient and that the interests of justice re- 
quire the allowance of the motion, the motion shall be al- 
lowed, and the certificate shall be filed in the case. A copy 
of the motion and certificate shall be sent by the court or 
magistrate forthwith to the registrar. 

Approved April 16, 1026. 



An Act relative to the removal of overhead wires (Jfiav 254 

AND construction IN THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Chapter three hundred and thirty-five of the acts of nine- '91'*. 335, 5 2, 
teen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by striking ^™^" 
out section two and inserting in place thereof the following: 
— Section 2. The provisions of this act shall applv to all ^'^"\?^?J "^h „„ 

, ,. , , • I • 1 • p -vT T-. Iff ' overhead Wires, 

public waj's and places within the city of New Bedford. etc . in New 

Approved April 16, 1926. 

An Act relative to service of process against certain (JJiqj) 255 

DOMESTIC corporations. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoxos: 

Section thirty-seven of chapter two hundred and twenty- g. l. 223, § 37, 
three of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting *™^° 
after the word "the" in the thirteenth line the words: — 
president, treasurer, — so as to read as follows: — Section 37. Service of 
In an action against a county, city, town, parish or religious count1es'!^cTt?w, 
society, or against the proprietors of wharves, general fields t"wns, parishes, 
or real estate lying in common, who are incorporated, 
service shall be made upon the treasurer thereof, or if no 



252 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 256. 



G. L. 164, § 72, 
etc., amended. 



treasurer is found, upon one of the county commissioners, 
the city clerk or one of the aldermen, the town clerk or one 
of the selectmen, upon one of the assessors or standing com- 
mittee of the parish or religious society, or upon one of the 
proprietors of such land or other estate, as the case may be. 
If there are no such officers as are mentioned in this section, 
service shall be made upon one of the inhabitants of the 
county, city or town, or upon one of the members of the 
Against certain corporation. In an action against a domestic corporation 
poratfons.'^"'^ Other than those mentioned heretofore in this section, 
service shall be made upon the president, treasurer, clerk, 
cashier, secretary, agent or other officer in charge of its 
business, or, if no such officer is found within the county, 
upon any member of the corporation. 

Approved April 16, 1926. 

Chap.256 ^^ ^^^"^ relative to land takings within railroad, 

ELECTRIC RAILROAD AND STREET RAILWAY LOCATIONS FOR 
electric TRANSMISSION LINES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seventy-two of chapter one hundred and sixty- 
four of the General LaAvs, as amended by chapter four 
hundred and thirty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four and by chapter ninety-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "company" in the fifty-sixth 
line the words: — except with the consent of such company 
and on such terms and conditions as it may impose, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 72. An electric company 
may petition the department for authority to construct and 
use or to continue to use as constructed or with altered con- 
struction a line for the transmission of electricity for dis- 
tribution in some definite area or for supplying electricity 
to itself or to another electric company or to a municipal 
lighting plant for distribution and sale, or to a railroad, 
street railway or electric railroad, for the purpose of operating 
it, and shall represent that such line will or does serve the 
public convenience and is consistent with the public interest. 
The company shall file with such petition a general descrip- 
tion of such transmission line and a map or plan showing the 
towns through which the line will or does pass and its general 
location. The company shall also furnish an estimate show- 
ing in reasonable detail the cost of the line and such addi- 
tional maps and information as the department requires. 
The department, after notice and a public hearing in one or 
more of the towns afi"ected, may determine that said line is 
necessary for the purpose alleged, and will serve the public 
convenience and is consistent with the pul)lic interest. If 
the company shall file with the department a map or plan 
of the transmission line showing the towns through which it 
will or does pass, the public ways, railroads, railways, 
navigable streams and tide waters in the town named in 



Taking of land 
by electric 
companies for 
transmission 
lines, petition 
to department 
of public 
utilities, etc. 



1 



Department 
may determine 
that line is 
necessary, etc. 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 257. 253 

said petition which it will cross, and the extent to which it 

will be located upon private land or upon, under or along 

public ways aufl places, the department, after such notice 

as it may direct, shall give a public hearing; or hearings in Public hearings 

one or more of the toAvns through which the line passes or is affected^ 

intended to pass and may by cirder authorize the company 

to take bv eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine such Eminenf do- 

II " 1 • 1 . p • 1 • xi f ii main takinRs. 

lands, or such rights of way or wideiungs tJiereot. or other 
easements therein necessary for the construction and use or 
continued use as constructed or with altered construction of 
such line along the route prescribed in the order of the de- 
partment. The department shall transmit a certified copy Department to 
of its order to the company and the clerk of each such town, ororder, etc!^ 
The company may at any time before such hearing change Change of route 
or modify the whole or a part of the route of said line, either °f ''"e. etc. 
of its own motion or at the instance of the department or 
otherwise, and, in such case, shall file Avith the department 
maps, plans and estimates as aforesaid showing such changes. 
If the department dismisses the petition at any stage in said Dismissal of 

T /•! • 1111 11 1 petition. 

proceedings, no further action shall be taken thereon, but 

the company may file a new petition after the expiration New petition. 

of a 3'ear from such dismissal. When a taking under this Procedure upon 

section is efTccted, the company may forthwith, except as *^ '°^^' 

hereinafter provided, proceed to erect, maintain and 

operate thereon said line. If the company shall not enter Right to cease 

upon and construct such line upon the land so taken within ' • ® "• 

one year thereafter, its right under such taking shall cease 

and determine. No lands or rights of way or other ease- Restrictions as 

ments therein shall be taken by eminent domain under *°** "^®' *'*"' 

the provisions of this section in any public way, public place, 

park or reservation, or Avithin the location of any railroad, ^"[1^"^^ piec-*" 

electric railroad or street railway company except with the trie railroad 

consent of such company and on such terms and conditions way locations' 

as it may impose; and no electricity shall be transmitted Acquisition of 

over any land, right of way or other easement taken by bSoVe"eii^tri^- 

eminent domain as herein provided until the electric com- '"*L'j*'''i'!®' 

•li 11 ii>ii muted, etc. 

pany shall have acquired from the board of aldermen or 
selectmen or from such other authorities as may have 
jurisdiction all necessary rights in the public ways or public 
places in the town or towns, or in any park or reservation, 
through which the line will or does pass. 

Approved April 16, 1926. 

An Act rel.\tive to electric transmission lines and nji^jj 257 

GAS PIPES pR MAINS OVER OR UNDER CERTAIN RAILROAD 
AND OTHER LOCATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Chapter one hundred and sixty-four of the General Laws G. L. 164. 
is hereby amended by striking out section seventy-three and -amen 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 73. A Eiectnc trans- 

. . 1-1 1 1 • • mission lines 

corporation subject to this chapter, to the extent that it is and gas pipes 
authorized to make, sell or distribute gas or electricity or over or^acrosa^'^' 



254 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 258. 



cprtain railroad, 
etc., locations. 



Consent 
required. 



Department of 
public utilities 
may specify 
changes, etc. 



both, may, for the purposes of sucli sale or distribution, lay, 
erect and maintain pipes, mains, wires and conduits under, 
over or across the location on private land of any railroad, 
electric railroad or street railway corporation at such places, 
in such manner and on such terms and conditions as it may 
agree upon with such corporation, or, in case of failure so 
to agree, then with the consent of the department and at 
such places, in such manner, with such safeguards, and upon 
such terms and conditions as it may specify; but no pole, 
tower or similar structure shall be located within the loca- 
tion of any such railroad, electric railroad or street railway 
corporation without its consent. The department may, 
from time to time, specify such changes in the manner of 
laying, erecting and maintaining such pipes, mains, wires 
and conduits and in the terms and conditions thereof as it 
deems advisable. Ajyproved April 16, 1926. 



G. L. 181. § 3, 
amended. 



Registration of 
certain foreign 
corporations. 



Chap .258 An Act relative to the registration of certain foreign 

CORPORATIONS OWNING REAL PROPERTY IN THE COMMON- 
WEALTH OR ENGAGED IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter one hundred and eighty-one of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "or" in the second line the words: — owns real prop- 
erty therein without having such a usual place of business, 
or, — and by inserting after the word "kind" in the fifth 
line the words: — , or in the construction or repair of roads 
or highways, — so as to read as follows: — Section 3. Every 
foreign corporation, which has a usual place of business in 
this commonwealth, or owns real property therein without 
having such a usual place of business, or which is engaged 
therein, permanently or temporarily, and with or without 
a usual place of business therein, in the construction, erec- 
tion, alteration or repair of a building, bridge, railroad, rail- 
way or structure of any kind, or in the construction or repair 
of roads or highways, shall, before doing business in this 
commonwealth, in writing appoint the commissioner and 
his successor in office to be its true and lawful attorney upon 
whom all lawful processes in any action or proceeding against 
it may be served, and in such writing shall agree that any 
lawful process against it which is served on said attorney shall 
be of the same legal force and validity as if served on the 
corporation, and that the authority shall continue in force 
so long as any liability remains outstanding against the cor- 
poration in this commonwealth. The power of attorney and 
a copy of the vote authorizing its execution, duly certified 
and authenticated, shall be filed in the office of the com- 
missioner, and copies certified by him shall be sufficient 
evidence thereof. Service of such process shall be made 
by leaving a copy of the process with a fee of two dollars in 
the hands of the commissioner, or of his deputy or second 



Appointment 
of commissioner 
as attorney for 
service of 
process, etc. 



Power of at- 
torney, etc., to 
he filed. 



Service of such 

Crocess, how to 
e made, etc. 



Acts, U)1>(). -(^haps. 259, 260. 255 

clej)uty when actinjj under section six of eliupter fourteen, 
or in the office of the coniniissioner, and such service shall be 
sufficient service upon the corporation. 

Approved April 10, 192G. 



An Act authorizing the city of boston to borrow CJian.259 

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING A PUMPING ^' 

STATION AND OUTLET FOR SEWAGE DISPOSAL IN EAST 
BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as fulluirs: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a pumping city of Boston 
station and Porter street outlet for sewage disposal in East monoy^for'^on- 
Boston, the city of Boston may borrow outside the statutory structing a 

... /..Ill . • • • 1 • ■ ^ a pumping sta- 

limit oi indebtedness from time to time, within a period oi tion and outlet 

five years from the passage of this act, such sums as may be dilpSIn East 

necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, six hundred and Boston. 

fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 

which shall bear on their face the words. East Boston Pump- Fast Boston 

ing Station and Outlet Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized ^o^rrnd^OuUet 

issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be ^'^^^•'^°^'^^ 

paid in not more than twenty years from their dates, but no 

loan shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal 

to not less than ten per cent of the loan so authorized is voted 

for the same purpose to be provided from taxes or other 

sources of revenue. Any such sum to be raised by taxation Any sum to be 

shall be outside the tax limit as fixed for said city in the year tforfto beout- 

in w hich the loan is authorized. Except as herein provided, |'^"^e tax Umit, 

indebtedness incurred under this act shall be subject to the 

laws relative to the incurring of debt by said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- etc^*'^"'^"' 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs Proviso, 
during the current year. Approved April 16, 1926. 



An Act relative to the reconstruction by the city of nhn^ 9AQ 

BOSTON OF river STREET IN THE HYDE PARK AND MATTA- """^ 

pan districts and the rebuilding of a bridge over a 
railroad location. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of street commissioners of the city Laying out, 
of Boston, with the approval of the mayor, may lay out, of River street 
widen and reconstruct River street in the city of Boston and^Mlttapau 
from Everett square to Mattapan square to a width of not districts of 
less than fifty feet, and may also alter and reconstruct the ing rebuilding 
bridge over the tracks of the Midland division of the New "^raiirold''''" 
York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad and the approaches location. 
thereto at or near the River street station, so-called, of said 
railroad. The said widening and reconstruction of River 
street and the assessment of betterments therefor shall be 



256 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 261, 



Expense, pay- 
ment, etc. 



City of Boston 
may borrow 
money, etc. 



River Street 
Reconstruction 
Loan, Act of 
1926. 



Any sum to be 
raised by taxa- 
tion to be out- 
side tax limit. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 

Proviso. 



in accordance with the provi.sions of chapter three hundred 
and ninety-three of tlie acts of nineteen hundred and six, as 
amended by chapter five hundred and thirty-six of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirteen and chapters seventy-nine 
and eighty of the General Laws. 

Section 2. The expense of such alteration and recon- 
struction of said bridge and approaches thereto shall be 
paid in accordance with any existing or future decrees re- 
lating thereto, and all reimbursements received by the city 
on account of such alteration and reconstruction shall be 
applied to the payment of indebtedness issued under au- 
thority of this act. 

Section 3. For the purpose of meeting the expense of 
the work authorized under section one, the city of Boston 
may borrow, outside the statutory limit of indebtedness, 
from time to time within a period of five years from the ef- 
fective date of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not 
exceeding in the aggregate, two hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words. River Street Reconstruction 
Loan, Act of 192G. Each authorized issue shall constitute 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than 
ten years from their dates, but no loan shall be authorized 
under this section unless a sum equal to ten per cent of the 
loan so authorized is voted for the same purpose to be pro- 
vided from taxes or other sources of revenue. Any sum to 
be raised by taxation shall be outside the tax limit as fixed 
for the city in the year in which the loan is authorized. Ex- 
cept as herein provided, indebtedness incurred under this 
act shall be subject to the laws relative to the incurring of 
debt by said city. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs 
during the current year. Approved April 16, 1926. 



Chap.2Ql An Act prohibiting the sale and use of silencers for 

firearms. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ws: 

Chapter two hundred and sixty-nine of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section ten the follow- 
ing new section: — Section 10 A. Whoever sells or keeps for 
sale, or ofTers, or gives or disposes of, or uses, any instru- 
ment, attachment, weapon or appliance for causing the firing 
of any gun, revolver, pistol or other firearm to be silent or 
intended to lessen or muffie the noise of the firing of any 
gun, revolver, pistol or other firearm shall be punished by im- 
prisonment for not more than five years in the state prison 
or for not more than two and one half years in a jail or house 
of correction. Approved April 16, 1926. 



G. L. 269, new 
section after 
§ 10. 

Sale and use of 
silencers for 
firearms pro- 
hibited. 



Penalty. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 202, 263. 257 



An Act extending the time within which the Harwich (JJiaj) 262 

WATER COMPANY SHALL COMMENCE OPERATIONS UNDER 
ITS CHARTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ws: 

Section 1, Section ten of chapter four hundred and i923, 490 § lo. 

, ., ... 1111 1 • a'uended. 

ninety of tiie acts 01 nineteen hundred and twenty-three is 

hereby amended by striking out, in the third line, the word 

"three" and inserting in place thereof the word: — six, — 

so as to read as follows: — Section 10. This act shall take Time extended 

effect upon its passage, but any action thereunder shall be ment'of'opera- 

void unless water is actually withdrawn or diverted under H°°'* \^\ ^ , 

, . , ».,..'' ,. , , ... Harwich Water 

authority thereof within six years from the date of its Compauy. 
passage. 

Section 2. This act shall take eflFect upon its passage. 

Approved April 20, 192G. 



An Act relative to improving the surface and ground Phnjj 953 

DRAINAGE IN THE TOWN OF LEXINGTON AND IN ADJOIN- *"' 

ING TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: * 

Section 1. The town of Lexington, for the purposes of To\vnof 
surface and ground drainage and the protection of the public improve surface 
health in said town, may, by its board of selectmen, from drainlgeTn 
time to time improve the brooks, streams and water courses ^^^'^ '"^^'*- 
in said town by removing obstructions in or over the same, 
by widening or deepening the channels or by constructing 
new channels, by diverting the water, by altering the courses, 
by converting, wholly or in part, any such brook, stream or 
water course, whether in its original channel or after the 
alteration of the course of the same, into a covered conduit, 
or in any other manner; may conduct the water of any 
such brook, stream or water course through pipes, covered 
conduits or open channels; may, by the construction of 
drains or otherwise, divert any surface or ground water into 
any brook, stream, pipe, conduit or channel; may conduct 
any brook, stream or drain across, along or under any 
railroad or street railway location, or across, along or under 
any way, without unnecessarily obstructing the same; and, of^take^kads! 
for the purposes aforesaid, may from time to time purchase «tc. 
or take, in fee simple or otherwise, land or any right or ease- 
ment in land, including any brook, stream, pond or water 
course, or any part thereof; may lay out and construct such May construct 
walks or ways thereon or in connection therewith as the Ttc. '^ "'^ ^'*^^' 
selectmen may deem necessary or desirable for the public 
convenience; may, from time to time, with or without the May enter 
permission of the owner and with or without first making a aS"m^ke^8ur- 
taking of the right so to do, enter upon any land and make ^^y^- ^^''■ 
surveys or tests, or clear of obstructions any brook, stream 
or water course, which the selectmen may deem necessary 



258 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 263. 



May enter into 
contracts, etc. 

Brooks, etc., 
sometimes dry 
not excepted, 
etc. 



May exercise 
powers in other 
cities or towns. 



Proviso. 



Proceedings for 
taking of land, 
recovery of 
damages, etc. 



Assessment of 
betterments. 



Appropriation 
before purchase 
or taking of 
land, etc. 



Sale, etc., of 
land easements, 
etc., no longer 
necessary, etc. 



Proviso. 



Penalty for 
disturbing, etc. 
work of town, 
for polluting 
waters, etc. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



or desirable for said purposes; and, for the purposes of this 
act, may enter into any contracts or agrtements with any 
person or corporation. The fact that a brook, stream or 
water course is dry for a portion or portions of a given year 
shall not operate to remove it from the operation of this 
section. 

Section 2. Said town, for the purposes and in the 
manner provided in section one, may exercise in any other 
town or city with respect to a brook, stream or water course 
which flows therein from or to the town of Lexington, and 
with respect to the waters thereof, any or all of the powers 
which said section one confers with regard to operations in 
the town of Lexington; provided, that before taking such 
action it shall obtain the consent of such other town or of 
the mayor and aldermen of any such city. 

Section 3. The proceedings under the provisions of the 
preceding sections for the taking of any land, easement or 
right shall be had, and all claims for damages sustained by 
any such taking or by any other act done under authority 
hereof shall be ascertained and recovered from said town of 
Lexington, as provided in chapter seventy-nine of the Gen- 
eral Laws. 

Section 4. Betterments for any public improvement 
hereunder may be assessed in accordance with chapter eighty 
of the General Laws. 

Section 5. No land, water rights or other rights shall be 
purchased or taken as herein authorized until an appropri- 
ation has been made sufficient in amount to cover the esti- 
mated cost thereof. 

Section 6. If, in the opinion of the selectmen of said 
town, it is at any time not necessary for the town to retain 
the whole of the land easements or water rights which may 
in any given case have been purchased or taken for the 
purposes of this act, so much of said land easements or 
water rights as in their opinion are no longer necessary for 
the town to retain may be sold and conveyed by the town; 
provided, that such sale is authorized by vote of a majority 
of the voters of the town present and voting thereon at a 
town meeting duly called for the purpose. 

Section 7. No person shall, without lawful authority, 
disturb, injure or destroy any work of said town constructed 
or maintained for the purposes of this act, nor pollute the 
waters of any brook, stream, water course, drain, conduit or 
channel in said town, nor put or maintain any obstruction 
therein. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars 
or by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not 
more than three months, or both. 

Section 8. For the purpose of submission to the voters 
of said town, this act shall take effect upon its passage, and 
it shall take full effect upon its acceptance by vote of a 
majority of the voters of said town present and voting 
thereon at a town meeting. Approved April 20, 1926. 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 264. 259 



An Act to make the law concerning the grading and rjhn'n 964 

PACKING OF APPLES UNIFORM WITH LAWS ON THE SAME ^' 

SUBJECT IN THE OTHER STATES OF NEW ENGLAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is g. l. 94. § 101, 
hereby amended by striking out section one hundred and ^'"^'^^^'^• 
one and inserting in place thereof the following: — Sfc- standard 
tion 10]. The standard grades of apples when packed Ipples.'*^ 
or repacked in closed packages within the commonwealth 
shall be as follows: "Massachusetts Standard Fancy" q^^dard"^^"* 
shall include only apples of one variety which are well Fancy". 
matured specimens, hand picked, above medium color for 
the variety, normal shape, of good and reasonably uniform 
size, sound, free from dirt, disease, insect and fungous in- 
jury, bruises and any other defects except such as are 
necessarily caused in the operation of packing, and shall be 
packed properly in clean, strong packages; provided, that Proviso. 
apples of one variety not more than three per cent of which 
are below the foregoing specifications may be graded as 
"Massachusetts Standard Fancy". 

"Massachusetts Standard A" shall include only apples "Massachusetts 
of one variety which are well matured specimens, hand ®*^°*^*"* ^ '■ 
picked except as to any variety which may from time to 
time be exempted by order of the commissioner of agricul- 
ture, properly packed, of medium color for the variety, 
normal shape, sound, practically free from dirt, disease, 
insect and fungous injury, bruises and other defects except 
such as are necessarily caused in the operation of packing; 
provided, that apples of one variety not more than five per Fro\-iso. 
cent of which are below the foregoing specifications may be 
graded as "Massachusetts Standard A". 

"Massachusetts Standard B" shall include only apples of ;;Massachusett8 

, . , „ , 11 Standard B . 

one variety, which are well matured, properly packed, prac- 
tically normal shape, practically free from dirt, disease, 
insect and fungous injury or any other defect which ma- 
terially injures the appearance or useful quality of the 
apples, but they may be less than medium color for the 
variety; provided, that apples of one variety not more Proviso. 
than ten per cent of which are below the foregoing specifica- 
tions may be graded as "Massachusetts Standard B". 

Apples not conforming to the foregoing specifications of u'lJcfaTs'ified^"^. 
grade, or, if conforming, not branded in accordance there- 
with, shall be classed as unclassified, and branded " Massa- 
chusetts Unclassified". 

Section 2. Section one hundred and three of said ^n^dld.^ "'^' 
chapter ninetj'-four is hereby amended by striking out, in 
the second line, the word "ungraded" and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — unclassified, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 103. The minimum size of all apples in all grades, Minimum size 
including unclassified apples as defined in section one hun- markm^'upon 
dred and one, shall be marked upon the package, and shall be ^Ynatfon^etc."^" 



260 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 264. 



G. L. 94, § 1(W. 
etc., amended. 



Branding or 
marking of 
barrels of 
apples. 



Of other pack- 
ages. 



G. L. 94, 5 106, 
etc., struck 
out. 



G. L. 94, § 111, 
amended. 



Hearings to 
precede pros- 
ecutions for 
certain viola- 
tions. 



G. L. 94, 5 112, 
etc., amended. 



Penalty for 
violations in 
connection with 
branding, pack- 
ing, etc., of 
apples. 



determined by taking the transverse diameter of the smallest 
fruit in the package at right angles to the stem and blossom 
end. Minimum sizes shall be stated in variations of one 
quarter of an inch, such as two inches, two and one quarter 
inches, and so forth, in accordance with the facts. Min- 
imum sizes may be designated by figures instead of words. 
The word "minimum" may be designated by using the 
abbreviation "min". 

Section 3. Section one hundred and five of said chapter 
ninetj'-four, as amended by section four of chapter one 
hundred and nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 
the fourth line, the words "of a size", and by striking out, 
in the fifth line, the words "thirty-six point Gothic" and 
inserting in place thereof the words:- — one half inch in 
height, — so as to read as follows: — Section 105. The 
branding or marking of barrels under sections one hundred 
and one to one hundred and seven, inclusive, and one hun- 
dred and twelve shall be in block letters and figures not less 
than one half inch in height. The commissioner of agri- 
culture shall prescribe rules and regulations as to the lettering 
to be used in branding or marking other packages. 

Section 4. Said chapter ninety-four is hereby further 
amended bj' striking out section one hundred and six, as 
amended by section five of chapter one hundred and nine- 
teen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four. 

Section 5. Section one hundred and eleven of said 
chapter ninety-four is hereby amended by adding at the 
end thereof the following: — Before any prosecution is 
begun by the commissioner of agriculture or any of his duly 
authorized assistants the parties concerned shall be given 
an opportunity to be heard before the said commissioner or 
a person designated by him for such purpose. The parties 
concerned shall be given reasonable notice of the hearing, 
specifying the day, hour and place thereof and accompanied 
by a description of the alleged violation. Such hearings 
shall be governed by rules and regulations prescribed by 
said commissioner. 

Section 6. Said chapter ninety-four, as amended in 
section one hundred and twelve by chapter thirty-five of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section one hundred 
and twelve and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 112. Whoever, himself or by his servant or agent, 
misbrands apples within the meaning of section one hundred 
and seven, or packs, repacks, sells, distribtites or ofi"ers or 
exposes for sale or distribution apples which are misbranded, 
or apples in closed or open packages so packed or repacked 
that the faced or shown surface gives a false representation 
of the contents of the package, or packs, repacks, sells, 
di^stributes, offers or exposes for sale or distribution apples 
otherwise in violation of any provision of sections one 
hundred and one to one hundred and twelve, inclusive, or 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 265. 261 

wilfully alters, efTaces or removes, or causes to be altered, 
effaced or removed, wholly or partly, any brands or marks 
put upon any package of apples under authority of said 
sections, shall be punished for the first offence by a fine of 
not more than fifty dollars, and for a subsequent offence by 
a fine of not more than two hundred dollars. Whoever Penalty for 
obstructs or hinders the commissioner of agriculture or any etc.^'^comnfis- 
of his assistants in the performance of his duties under sec- sioner of agri- 

, , , , "^ . 1111 • culture, etc. 

tions one hundred and one to one hundred and seven, in- 
clusive, and one hundred and nine to one hundred and 
eleven, inclusive, shall be punished by a fine of not less than 
ten nor more than one hundred dollars. 

Section 7. Said chapter ninety-four is hereby further g. l. 04, 5 113. 
amended by striking oiit section one hundred and thirteen ^"^^^'^^d- 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 113. Certain exemp- 
No person who sells or distributes or offers or exposes penalties in 
for sale or distribution apples misbranded within the mean- brand^ng,"pack^ 
ing of section one hundred and seven, or apples in closed ing, etc., of 
or open packages so packed or repacked that the faced or 
shown surface gives a false representation of the contents 
of the package, shall be deemed to have violated the pro- 
visions of sections one hundred and one to one hundred and 
twelve, inclusive, relative thereto, if it appears that he acted 
in good faith solely as a distributor and that he was not a 
party to the packing and grading of the apples in question, or 
if he furnishes a guaranty signed by the person from whom he 
received the apples, together with the address of such per- 
son, that the apples are not misbranded within the meaning 
of said section one hundred and seven and that they are not 
so packed or repacked that the faced or shown surface gives 
a false representation of the contents of the package. In Liability for 
such case, the person from whom the distributor received tHbu'tor in cer- 
the apples shall be liable for the acts of the distributor, if he tain cases. 
relied upon the guaranty, to the same extent that the dis- 
tributor would have been liable under said sections one 
hundred and one to one hundred and thirteen, inclusive. 

Apinoved April 20, 1926. 



An Act providing for certain improvements at the nhnrx ofi^ 

BARNSTABLE COUNTY SANATORIUM AND ENLARGING THE ^' 

PURPOSES OF SAID SANATORIUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of Barnstable 
Barnstable may expend a sum not exceeding twenty-five missioners may 
thousand dollars for the purpose of constructing, equipping ISfprovlme'iUa 
and furnishing additions to the Barnstable county sanatorium. »* Barnstable 

,, , . ,. . ^ 1 11 • (. 1 !• • 1 • 1- county 

Such additions shall consist 01 an addition to the existing sanatorium, 
hospital building, to be used for hospital X-ray purposes, 
the erection of a separate building for a children's unit and 
other hospital purposes, and the erection of a cottage for the 
residence of the superintendent of the sanatorium. 



262 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 266. 



May borrow 
money, etc. 



Barnstable 
County 
Sanatorium 
Loan, Act of 
1926. 



Additional 
purposes of 
said sanato- 
rium. 



Cancer, etc., 
patients. 

Submission to 
county com- 
missioners. 
Proviso. 



Section 2. For the purpose of paying the necessary 
expenses to be incurred under section one, said county com- 
missioners may borrow from time to time, on the credit of 
the county, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding 
in the aggregate twenty-five thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, which shall bear 
on their face the words, Barnstable County Sanatorium 
Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue shall constitute 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more 
than five years from their dates. Such bonds or notes shall 
be signed by the treasurer of the county and countersigned 
by a majority of the county commissioners. The county 
may sell the said securities at public or private sale upon 
such terms and conditions as the county commissioners may 
deem proper, but not for less than their par value. In- 
debtedness incurred under this act shall, except as herein 
provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of the General 
Laws. 

Section 3. The purposes of said Barnstable county 
sanatorium, established and maintained under chapter one 
hundred and fifty-three of the General Acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, as amended by chapter one hundred and 
thirty-two of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and 
eighteen, chapter three hundred and seventy-nine of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty and chapter seventy- 
two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and as 
affected by chapter thirty-one of the General Acts of nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen and chapter two hundred and 
twenty-nine of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and 
eighteen, shall, in addition to the care and treatment of 
persons ill with tuberculosis and other contagious diseases, 
include the care and treatment of persons ill with cancer 
and other chronic diseases except mental diseases. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the county commissioners of said county; provided, 
that such acceptance occurs during the current year. 

Approved April 20, 1926. 



Chap.2QQ An Act kelative to the arrest of persons while on 

probation. 



G. L. 279. § 3. 
amended. 



Arrest of per- 
sons while on 
probation. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section three of chapter two himdred and seventy-nine 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after 
the word "may" in the third line the words: — , and shall 
if he has been convicted of any offence, other than drunken- 
ness by the voluntary use of intoxicating liquor, since being 
placed on probation in such case, — so as to read as follows : 
— Section 3. At any time before final disposition of the 
case of a person placed on probation in the custody of a pro- 
bation officer, the probation officer may, and shall if he has 
been convicted of any offence, other than drunkenness by 
the voluntary use of intoxicating liquor, since being placed 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 207. 263 

on probation in snch case, arrest him without a warrant and 

take him before the court, or the court may issue a warrant 

for his arrest. When taken before the court, it may, if he Disposition of 

has not been sentenced, sentence him or make any other l^^ ^^ '^°""' 

lawful disposition of the case, and if he has been sentenced, 

it may continue or revoke the suspension of the execution 

of his sentence. If such suspension is revoked, the sentence 

shall be in full force and effect. 

Approved April 20, 192G. 



An Act rp:lative to the punishment of certain motor 
vehicle crimes. 



Chap.2Q7 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and sixty-six of the g. l 26g, § 28, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
twenty-eight and inserting in place thereof the following: 
— Section 28. Whoever steals an automobile or motor Penalty for 

1 . I j_ 1 ■! i 1 theft, etc., of 

cycle, or receives or buys an automobile or motor cycle motor vehicles. 
knowing the same to have been stolen, or conceals any 
automobile or motor cycle thief knowing him to be such, or 
conceals any automobile or motor cycle knowing the same 
to have been stolen, or takes an automobile or motor cycle For taking 
without the authority of the owner and steals from it any of witiwut mlufor- 
its parts or accessories, or without the authority of the ttfertfrom"''''"^ 
owner operates an automobile or motor cycle after his right parts, etc. 
to operate without a license has been suspended or after his nj'J^toi^ "ehjcila 
license to operate has been suspended or revoked and prior without author- 
to the restoration of such right or license to operate or to ai^er suIpM- 
the issuance to him of a new license to operate, shall be lic^jsf'etc"^ 
punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more 
than ten years or imprisonment in jail or house of correc- 
tion for not more than two and one half years. 

Section 2. Section twenty-three of chapter ninet}' of ^c ^amended. 
the General Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred and 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one and by 
section two of chapter two hundred and one of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in the sixth and seventh lines, the words 
"during the period of such suspension or revocation" and 
inserting in place thereof the words: — prior to the restora- 
tion of such license or right to operate or to the issuance to 
him of a new license to operate, — by striking out, in the 
tenth and eleventh lines, the words "during the period of 
such suspension or revocation" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — prior to the restoration of such regis- 
tration or to the issuance of a new certificate of registration 
for such vehicle, — and by inserting after the word "shall" 
in the eleventh line the words: — , except as provided by 
section twenty-eight of chapter two hundred and sixty-six, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 23. Any person con- Penalty for 
victed of operating a motor vehicle after his license to vehicles Iftei °' 
operate has been suspended or revoked or after notice of the '"^ense to oper- 



264 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 268, 269. 



ate has been 
suspended or 
revoked, etc. 



Penalty for 
operating, etc., 
motor vehicles 
after certificate 
of registration 
has been sus- 
pended or re- 
voked, etc. 



Penalty for 
certain viola- 
tions as to 
number plates 
on motor 
vehicles. 



suspension of his right to operate a motor vehicle without a 
license has been Issued by the registrar and received by such 
person or by his agent or employer and prior to the restora- 
tion of such license or right to operate or to the issuance to 
him of a new license to operate, and any person convicted 
of operating or causing or permitting any other person to 
operate a motor vehicle after the certificate of registration for 
such vehicle has been suspended or revoked and prior to the 
restoration of such registration or to the issuance of a new 
certificate of registration for such vehicle, shall, except as 
provided by section twenty-eight of chapter two hundred 
and sixty-six, be punished for a first ofi'ence by a fine of not 
less than fifty nor more than one hundred dollars or by 
imprisonment for not more than ten days, or both, and for 
any subsequent ofi'ence by Imprisonment for not less than ten 
days nor more than one year, and any person who attaches 
or permits to be attached to a motor vehicle a number plate 
assigned by the registrar to another vehicle, or who obscures 
or permits to be obscui-ed the figures on any number plate 
attached to any motor vehicle, or who fails to display on a 
motor vehicle the number plate and the register number duly 
issued therefor, with intent to conceal the Identity of such 
motor vehicle, shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than 
ten days, or both. Approved April 21, 1926. 



Chap.26S An Act establishing the salary of the present as- 
sistant CLERK OF THE SENATE. 



Salary of assist- 
ant clerk of 
senate. 
When to take 
effect. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. The salary of Irving N. Hayden as assistant 
clerk of the senate shall be thirty-five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall not take effect until a sufficient 
appropriation therefor Is made by the general court and 
then as of April first in the current year. 

Approved April 23, 1926. 



Chap 



G. L. 60, § 3, 
etc., amended 



Notice of local 
taxes, mailing, 
etc. 



.269 An Act relative to the designation of the payee in 

CERTAIN payments TO CITIES, TOWNS AND DISTRICTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter sixty of the General 
Laws, as amended by section one of chapter seventy-one of 
the acts of the current year, is hereby further amended by 
adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: — 
The tax notice and bill shall state that all checks, drafts or 
money orders shall be made payable to or to the order of 
the city, town or district and not to or to the order of any 
officer, board or commission, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 3. The collector shall forthwith, after receiving a 
tax list and warrant, send notice to each person assessed, 
resident or non-resident, of the amount of his tax; If mailed, 
it shall be postpaid and directed to the town where the 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 269. 265 

assessed person resided on April first of the year in which 
the tax was assessed, and, if he resides in a city, it shall, if 
possible, be directed to the street and number of his residence. 
If he is assessed for a poll tax only, the notice shall be sent 
on or before September second of the year in which the tax 
is assessed. An omission to send the notice shall not affect Omission to 
the validity either of a tax or of the proceedings for its col- ^""'^ °°^"'^- 
lection. All tax bills or notices issued pursuant to this Tax bills or 
section shall be dated April f^rst of the year to which the tax ^°J'*=^' ^^^'°s. 
relates. The tax notice and bill shall state that all checks, To contain 
drafts or money orders shall be made payable to or to the deSa^lon of" 
order of the city, town or district and not to or to the order payee, etc. 
of any officer, board or commission. 

Section 2. Section fifty-seven of chapter fifty-nine of ^j^- 1- '"'P' 5 57, 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
twenty-ninth line, the words "date of the bill" and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — day upon which said bill is 
sent out, — so as to read as follows: — Section 57. Taxes Local taxes. 
shall be payable in every city, town and district in which the where payable, 
same are assessed, and bills for the same shall be sent out, Bills therefor, 
not later than October fifteenth of each year, unless by etc."*'"^ °"*' 
ordinance, by-law or vote of the city, town or district, an 
earlier date of payment is fixed. On all taxes remaining interest on un- 
unpaid after the expiration of seventeen days from said ^^'"^ '^*''^^- 
October fifteenth, or after such longer time as may be fixed 
by any city, town or district which fixes an earlier date for 
payment, but not exceeding thirty days from such earlier 
date, interest shall be paid at the following rates computed Rates, com- 
from the date on which the taxes become payable: at the ''^ '°°' ^ 
rate of six per cent per annum on all taxes and, by way of 
penalty, at the additional rate of two per cent per annum 
on the amount of all taxes in excess of two hundred dollars 
assessed to any taxpayer, in any one city or town, if such 
taxes remain unpaid after the expiration of three months 
from the date on which they became payable, but if, in any 
case, the tax bill is sent out later than the day prescribed, 
interest shall be computed only from the expiration of 
such seventeen days or said longer time. In no case shall 
interest be added to taxes paid prior to the expiration of 
seventeen days from the 4ate when they are payable, nor 
shall any city or town so fix an earlier date of payment and 
longer time within which taxes may be paid without interest 
as would permit the payment of any taxes without interest 
after November first of the year in which they are due. 
Bills for taxes assessed under section seventy-five shall be BiUsfor 
sent out not later than December twenty-sixth, and such omitted assess- 
taxes shall be payable not later than December thirty-first. 
If they remain unpaid after that date, interest shall be paid interest, pay- 
at the rates above specified, computed from December thirty- 
first until the day of payment, but if, in any case, the tax 
bill is sent out later than December twenty-sixth, said taxes 
shall be payable not later than ten days from the day upon 
which said bill is sent out, and interest shall be computed 



266 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 270. 



G. L. 41, § 38A, 
etc., amended. 



Collection of 
accounts due 
to cities and 
towns. 



Bills to con- 
tain statement 
as to designa- 
tion of payee, 
etc. 



from the fifteenth day following the date when the tax be- 
comes due. In all cases where interest is payable it shall be 
added to and become a part of the tax. 

Section 3. Section thirty-eight A of chapter forty-one 
of the General Laws, inserted by chapter sixteen of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby amended by 
adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: — All 
bills for accounts due the city or town shall state that all 
checks, drafts or money orders shall be made payable to or 
to the order of the city or town and not to or to the order 
of any officer, board or commission, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 38 A . A city or town may by ordinance 
or by-law, notwithstanding any charter provision, provide 
that the collector of taxes shall collect, under the title of 
city or town collector, all accounts due the city or tow^n, 
and may in like manner define his powers and duties in 
relation to the collection of such accounts. This section 
shall not apply to the collection of interest on investments of 
sinking or trust funds. All bills for accounts due the city 
or town shall state that all checks, drafts or money orders 
shall be made payable to or to the order of the city or town 
and not to or to the order of any officer, board or commis- 
sion. Approved April 23, 1926. 



Chap.270 An Act relative to the color of avarning signs where 

PUBLIC WAYS cross THE TRACKS OF RAILROAD CORPORA- 
TIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and forty-tw^o of chapter one hun- 
dred and sixty of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out, in the seventh line, the word "white" and 
inserting in place thereof the word : — yellow, — and by 
striking out, in the ninth line, the word "black" and in- 
serting in place thereof the word : — yellow*, — so as to read 
as foUow^s: — Section 142. Every county, city and town 
shall, except as hereinafter provided, and the department of 
public works shall, unless in any case it deems it unnecessary 
or impracticable so to do, place and maintain w-arning signs 
on every public w^ay subject to its jurisdiction, where the way 
crosses the tracks of a railroad at grade. The signs shall 
consist of a metal disc twenty-four inches in diameter, the 
field thereof to be enamelled yellowy with an enamelled 
black border line one inch wide, and with an enamelled black 
perpendicular and horizontal crossline two and one half inches 
wide; the reverse side of the disc to be colored yellow. In 
each of the upper quarterings shall appear, in black enamel, 
the letter "R", five inches high, three and three quarter 
inches wide, the lines to be of one inch stroke. The said 
signs shall be placed in conspicuous situations beside the 
public way, on each side of the crossing, and at a distance 
of not less than three hundred feet from the nearest rail of 
the crossing. Approved April 23, 1926. 



G. L. 160, § 142, 
amended. 



Warning signs 
where public 
ways cross 
tracks of rail- 
road corpora- 
tions. 



Size, color, de- 
sign, etc. 



Where to be 
placed. 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 271. 267 



An Act relative to probation, suspended sentences (JJmrf 271 

AND FILING OF COMPLAINTS IN DISTRICT COURTS. ^ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eighty-seven of chapter two hun- cj. l. 276, § 87, 
dred and seventy-six of the General Laws is hereby amended ^'»e'"i'^^- 
by adding at the end thereof the following: — ; provided, 
that no person convicted of a felony by a district court shall 
be placed on probation by said court in such case if it shall 
appear that he has been previously convicted of any felony, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 87. The superior court Court may 
may place upon probation under any of its probation officers pe*soM hr'care 
any person before it charged with crime and any court may ofH^^^g"*'''" 
place any person convicted before it in the care of its pro- 
bation officer for such time and upon such conditions as it 
deems proper; provided, that no person convicted of a Proviao. 
felony by a district court shall be placed on probation by 
said court in such case if it shall appear that he has been 
previously convicted of any felony. 

Section 2. Section one of chapter two hundred and ^- ^- ^^Q, § i, 

. ,_ '^ 111 • etc., amended. 

seventy-nme oi the Creneral Laws, as amended by section 
one of chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four and by section two of 
chapter two hundred and ninety-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twentj^-five, is hereby further amended by 
adding at the end thereof the following: — , or of a person 
convicted of a felony if it shall appear that he has been 
previously convicted of any felony, — so that the paragraph 
added by section two of said chapter two hundred and 
ninety-seven will read as follows : — The provisions of this Suspension of 
section shall not permit the suspension of the execution of lentence'of cer- 
the sentence of a person convicted of operating a motor p'^rsoiis'^pro-'^'^ 
vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor if hibited if, etc. 
such offence was committed within a period of six years 
immediately following his final conviction of a like oifence 
by a court or magistrate of the commonwealth, or of a per- 
son convicted of a felony if it shall appear that he has been 
previously convicted of any felony. 

Section 3. Section one A of said chapter two hundred ^c^amenLd^' 
and seventy-nine, inserted by section two of said chapter 
one hundred and seventy-five, is hereby amended by adding 
at the end thereof the following new sentence: — This sec- Suspension of 
tion shall not permit the suspension of the execution of the se^encTof cer- 
sentence of any person convicted of a felony if it shall appear t**^'" convicted 

iiii •! •!(• (*i pel sons not pBr* 

that he has been previously convicted or any leiony. mitted if, etc. 

Section 4. Section thirty-eight of chapter two hundred ^^^jg'f' ^ ^^' 
and eighteen of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out all after the word "court" in the eighth line and 
inserting in place thereof the following new sentence : — Sub- 
ject to any other provisions of law relative to the filing of 
complaints for particular crimes, district courts may place 
on file any complaint in a criminal case other than a com- 



268 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 272. 



District courts, 
always open, 
etc. 



Sittings, where 
and wneu held. 



Adjournment 
of sittings, con- 
tinuance of 
cases, etc. 

Placing of cer- 
tain complaints 
on file, etc. 



plaint for the commission of a felony issued against a person 
who appears previously to have been convicted of a felony 
or previously to have had a complaint for felony placed 
on file, — so as to read as follows: — Section 38. District 
courts shall always be open and business may be transacted 
at any time, except as provided in section six of chapter 
two hundred and twenty. Sittings of the courts shall be 
held in the court houses or other places provided therefor 
by the county, at the times and in the towns fixed by law; 
but if the times are not established by law they shall be fixed 
by the courts by general rule. Sittings may be adjourned 
from time to time as occasion requires, and cases, civil or 
criminal, may be continued to any future day fixed for the 
sitting of the court. Subject to any other provisions of law 
relative to the filing of complaints for particular crimes, 
district courts may place on file any complaint in a criminal 
case other than a complaint for the commission of a felony 
issued against a person who appears previously to have been 
convicted of a felony or previously to have had a complaint 
for felony placed on file. Approved April 23, 1926. 



G. L. 26, § 8A, 
etc., amended. 



Chap.272 An Act to authorize the board of appeal on motor 

VEHICLE LIABILITY POLICIES AND BONDS TO APPOINT A 
SECRETARY AND CLERICAL ASSISTANTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eight A of chapter twenty-six of the General Laws, 
inserted by section three of chapter three hundred and 
forty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "board" the 
first time it occurs in the twelfth line the following new 
sentence: — With the approval of the governor and council, 
the board may appoint and remove a secretary and such 
clerical and other assistants as its work may require, and fix 
their compensation. All expenditures incurred under this 
section shall be paid from the highway fund. The secretary 
shall keep a record of all proceedings before the board, and 
he and such clerical and other assistants shall perform such 
duties as the board may direct, — and by striking out, in the 
twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth lines, the words ", and the 
board may employ a stenographer ", - — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 8 A . There shall be a board of appeal on motor 
vehicle liability policies and bonds serving in the division of 
insurance and consisting of the commissioner of insurance 
or a representative to be designated by him, the registrar 
of motor vehicles or a representative to be designated by 
the commissioner of public works, and an assistant attorney 
general to be designated by the attorney general. The com- 
pensation of such a representative, if not an employee of the 
commonwealth, shall be fixed by the board, subject to the 
approval of the governor and council. The commissioner of 
insurance or his representative shall be the chairman of the 
board. With the approval of the governor and council, the 
board may appoint and remove a secretary and such clerical 



Board of appeal 
on motor 
vehicle liability 

Eolicies and 
onds, estab- 
lishment, com- 
position, etc. 



Chairman. 



Secretary and 
clerical, etc., 
assistants. 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 273. 269 

and otlier assistants as its work may require, and fix their 
compensation. All expenditures incurred under this section Payments from 
shall be paid from the highway fund. The secretary shall '"^^'""^ '""^ 
keep a record of all proceedings before the board, and lie Duties of sec- 
and sucli clerical and other assistants shall perform such ^'^^^y- '*^«- 
duties as the board may direct. Any member of the board Summoning, 
shall have power to summon and compel the attendance and etc^.^of'^wU- 
testimony of witnesses and the production of books, records "®^"'*^' ^'^<=- 
and documents and nuiy administer oaths. Sections nine 
and eleven of chapter two hundred and thirty-three shall 
apply to the board and witnesses summoned before it. The Witness feea. 
fees of witnesses before, the board for attendance and travel 
shall be the same as for witnesses before the superior court 
in civil cases and need not be paid nor tendered to them prior 
to their attendance, and shall be paid by the common- 
wealtJi upon the certificate of the board or a member thereof 
filed with the comptroller. An office and a room for hearings Office, he.<inng 
shall be provided by the commonwealth, to be assigned by '^°°'"' **''• 
the governor and council. The board, with the approval Huleaand 
of the governor and council, may make and amend reason- 
able rules and regulations to expedite and regulate hearings 
and the procedure before it. Approved April 23, 1926. 

An Act to amend the laws relative to credit unions. Qhav 273 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The General Laws, as amended in chapter one g. l., new 
hundred and seventy-one by chapter one hundred and forty- ^'/chapter uT^ 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two and 
by chapters thirty-eight, fifty-four, fifty-five, one hundred 
and forty-three and two hundred and ninety-four of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three is hereby further 
amended by striking out all of said chapter one hundred 
and seventy-one and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — 

Chapter 171. 

Credit Unions. 

name, definition. 

Section 1. A corporation organized under this chapter credit Unions, 
shall include in its corporate name the words "credit union". Corporate 
Other distinguishing words may be used. The words ^^^J^ ..^ j;^ 
"credit union" shall mean a corporation organized under union", de- 
this chapter or corresponding provisions of earlier laws, and, 
unless the context otherwise requires, the word " commis- "Commis- 
sioner" shall mean the commissioner of banks. Ined!^"' ^^ 

incorporation, etc. 

Section 3. Twenty or more persons, resident in this incorporation, 
commonwealth, who have associated themselves by a ®*°- 
written agreement with the intention of forming a corpora- 
tion for the purpose of accumulating and investing the sav- 



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Consent of 
board of bank 
incorporation. 



Organization 
and commence- 
ment of busi- 
ness. 

Resumation of 
business under 
certain inactive 
charters, ap- 
proval, etc. 



ings of its members and making loans to them for provident 
purposes, may, with the consent of the board of bank in- 
corporation, become such a corporation upon complying 
with the following section. Said board may grant such 
consent when satisfied that the proposed field of operation 
is favorable to the success of such corporation, and that the 
standing of the proposed incorporators is such as to give 
assurance that its affairs will be administered in accordance 
with the spirit of this chapter. A credit union shall organize 
and commence business within six months from the date of 
its incorporation, otherwise its charter shall become void; 
and no credit union shall resume business under a charter 
which was outstanding and inactive on July first, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, except with the written approval 
of said board. 



LAW APPLICABLE TO CREDIT UNIONS. 



Law under 
which to be or- 



Section 3. Credit unions shall be organized under the 
provisions, so far as applicable, of sections seven to eleven, 
inclusive, of chapter one hundred and seventy-two, except 
that the fee for filing and recording the articles of organ- 
ization, including the issuing by the state secretary of the 
Supervision by Certificate of incorporation, shall be five dollars. So much of 
chapter one hundred and sixty-seven as relates to super- 
vision by the commissioner shall apply to credit unions so 
far as applicable. 



Fihng fee. 



commissioner 
of banks 



Credit union 
banking re- 
stricted. 



Penalty. 



CREDIT UNION BANKING RESTRICTED. 

Section 4- No person, partnership or association, and no 
corporation, except one incorporated under this chapter or 
corresponding provisions of earlier laws, shall hereafter 
receive payments on shares or deposits from its members 
and loan such payments on shares and deposits in the man- 
ner of a credit union or transact business under any name 
or title containing the words "credit union". Whoever 
violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a 
fine of not more than one thousand dollars, and the supreme 
judicial and superior courts shall have jurisdiction in equity, 
by any appropriate process to enforce the provisions of this 
section. 



Fraternal or- 
ganizations, 
voluntary 
associations, 
partnerships 
and corpora- 
tions as limited 
members. 



Restrictions as 
to loans to or 
payments by 
such members. 



FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS, VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS, PART- 
NERSHIPS AND CORPORATIONS AS LIMITED MEMBERS. 

Section 5. Any fraternal organization, voluntary associ- 
ation, partnership or corporation, having a usual place of 
business within the commonwealth and composed principally 
of individual members or stockholders who are themselves 
eligible to membership in a credit union, may become a 
member of a credit union, but, except with the consent of 
the commissioner, a credit union shall make no loan to such 
a member in excess of the total of its shares and deposits 



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therein; nor shall a credit union receive from any such 
member money in payment for shares or on deposit to such 
an amount that the total of such payments by all members 
of the class described in this section shall exceed at any 
time twenty-five per cent of the assets of the credit union. 

DEPOSITS AND LOANS. 

Section 6. Subject to section five, a credit union may Deposits and 
receive savings of its members in payment for shares or on °*'^" 
deposit or may lend to its members at reasonable rates or 
invest, as hereinafter provided, the funds so accumulated. 
It may undertake such other activities relating to the pur- other activities. 
pose of the association as its by-laws may authorize. 

BY-LAWS. 

Section 7. The shareholders of every such corporation By-iaws, adop- 
shall make and adopt by-laws, consistent with law, for the pro^viji'forf^tc. 
government of its affairs. The by-laws shall provide for and 
determine — 

(a) The name of the corporation. 

(6) The purposes for which it is formed. 

(c) The condition of residence, occupation or association 
which qualify persons for membership. 

{d) The conditions on which shares may be paid in, trans- 
feried and withdrawn. 

{e) The conditions on which deposits may be received and 
withdrawn. 

(/) The method of receipting for money paid on account 
of shares or deposits or repaid on loans. 

{g) The number of directors and the number of members 
of the credit committee. 

{h) The time of holding regular meetings of the board of 
directors, the credit committee and the auditing committee. 

(i) The duties of the several officers. 

0) The entrance fees, if any, to be charged. 

{k) The fines, if any, to be charged for failure to meet 
obligations to the corporation punctually. 

(/) The date of the annual meeting and the manner in 
which members shall be notified of all meetings. 

{m) The number of members who shall constitute a 
quorum at all meetings. 

(n) Such other regulations as may be deemed to be 
necessary. 

AMENDMENT TO BY-LAWS. 

Section 8. Subject to section nine, the by-laws may be Amendment to 
amended at any annual meeting or at a special meeting, '^y'l^'*^- 
called for the purpose, by a three fourths vote of all the 
members present and entitled to vote; provided, that a copy Proviso. 
of the proposed amendment, together with a written notice 
of the meeting, shall have been sent to each member or 
handed to him in person at least seven days prior to said 
meeting. 



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Commissioner 
to approve by- 
laws and 
amendments 
thereto. 



APPROVAL BY COMMISSIONER. 

Section 9. No credit union shall receive any deposits or 
payments on account of shares, or make any loans, until its 
by-laws have been approved in writing by the commissioner, 
nor shall any amendments to its by-laAvs become operative 
until they have been so approved. 



Capital un- 
limited. 
Shares, sub- 
scription for, 
etc. 

Proviso as to 
par value. 
Interest on de- 
posits, etc. 

Limitations as 
t<5 shares and 
deposits. 



Provisos. 



Notice of in- 
tention to with- 
draw shares or 
deposits. 

Joint deposits. 



CAPITAL. 

Section 10. The capital of a credit union shall be unlimited 
in amount and shall consist of shares and deposits. Shares of 
capital stock may be subscribed for and paid for in such 
manner as the by-laws shall prescribe; provided, that the 
par value of the shares shall be five dollars. Section six- 
teen of chapter one hundred and sixty-seven shall also apply 
to credit unions, subject to the limitations as regards shares 
and deposits herein provided. A shareholder may pur- 
chase and hold not exceeding four hundred shares in a credit 
union and may also make deposits in such credit union to 
an amount not exceeding two thousand dollars, which 
deposits, together with the addition of interest thereon and 
dividends on shares, may accumulate to an amount not 
exceeding three thousand dollars; provided, that the total 
amount of shares and deposits held by any one member in 
any one credit union, including the aforesaid accumulations, 
shall not exceed four thousand dollars in the aggregate; and 
provided further, that in the event that the by-laws of a 
credit union do not provide for the receipt of deposits, a 
shareholder may purchase not exceeding eight hundred 
shares in such credit union. A credit union may require 
from a member ninety days' notice of his intention to with- 
draw any or all of his shares and sixty days' notice of his 
intention to withdraw any or all of his deposits. Section 
fourteen of chapter one hundred and sixty-seven shall apply 
to credit unions. 



Shares issued 
and deposits 
received in 
names of 
minors, etc. 



No voting by 
certain mmore. 



SHARES MAY BE ISSUED TO MINORS, ETC. 

Section 11. Shares may be issued and deposits received 
in the name of a minor, and such shares and deposits may, in 
the discretion of the directors, be withdrawn by such minor 
or by his parent or guardian, and in either case payments 
made on such withdrawals shall be valid and shall release 
the corporation from liability to the minor, parent or guardian 
in respect of such shares and deposits. A minor under 
eighteen shall not have the right to vote. 



Fiscal year. 



FISCAL YEAR. 



Section 12. The fiscal year of every credit union shall 
end at the close of business on the last business day of 
October. 



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MEETINGS. 

Section IS. The annual meeting of the corporation shall Annual meet- 
be held at such time and place as the by-laws prescribe, but '"^^' 
not later than thirty days after the close of the fiscal year. 
Special meetings may be called at any time by a majority Spociai meet- 
of the directors and shall be called by the clerk upon written '""^^ 
application of ten or more members entitled to vote. Notice Notice of 
of all meetings of the corporation and of all meetings of the '"^'^^^'"es. 
board of directors and of committees shall be given in the 
manner prescribed in the by-laws. No member shall be voting powers 
entitled to vote by proxy or have more than one vote, and, tions!^^*"*^ 
after a credit union has been incorporated for one year, no 
member thereof shall be entitled to vote until he has been 
a member for more than three months. 

A fraternal organization, voluntary association, partner- Voting by 
ship, or corporation, having membership in a credit union ga^nrzTuons, 
may cast one vote at any of its meetings by a duly delegated ^^^^ ^ ™^'°' 
agent. 

The members at each annual meeting shall fix the maximum Maximum 
amount to be loaned to any one member and, upon recom- divMuaHoan's. 
mendation of the board of directors, may declare dividends Dividends. 
in accordance Avith section twentv-five. 



DIRECTORS. 

SectioJi 14- The business and affairs of a credit union Directors, 
shall be managed by a board of not less than eleven directors number, etc. 
unless the number of members of such union is less than 
eleven. The directors shall be elected at the annual meet- Election. 
ings. All members of the said board, as well as the officers To be sworn, 
whom they may elect, shall be sworn to the faithful per- ^*^*'' 
formance of their duties and shall hold their several offices 
unless sooner removed as hereinafter provided, until their 
successors are qualified. A record of every such qualifica- Record of 
tion shall be filed and preserved with the records of the qualification. 
corporation. Directors shall be elected for not less than one Terms. 
nor more than three years, as the by-laws shall provide. If Classes. 
the term is more than one year, they shall be divided into 
classes, and an equal number, as nearly as may be, elected 
each year. If a director ceases to be a member of the credit y.acaficy if 

, . ™. 1 11 1 1 director not 

union, his ornce shall thereupon become vacant. member. 



ELECTION OF OFFICERS. COMMITTEES. BONDS. 

Section 15. The directors at their first meeting after officers, eiec- 
the annual meeting shall elect from their own number a lo'Js. terms?eto. 
president, one or more vice-presidents, a clerk, a treasurer, 
a credit committee of not less than three members, an audit- 
ing committee of three members, and such other officers as 
may be necessary for the transaction of the business of the 
credit union, who shall be the officers of the corporation and 



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One person as 
elerk and 
treasurer. 

Restrictions as 
to certain com- 
mittee member- 
ships. 

Certain officers 
to give bond, 
etc. 



who shall hold office until their successors are qualified, un- 
less sooner removed as hereinafter provided. The offices of 
clerk and treasurer may be held by the same person. No 
member of the said board of directors shall be a member of 
both the credit and the auditing committee unless the num- 
ber of members of the credit union is less than eleven. 
Each officer handling funds of a credit union shall give bond 
to the directors in such amount and with such surety or 
sureties and conditions as the commissioner may prescribe, 
and shall file with him an attested copy thereof, with a 
certificate of its custodian that the original is in his pos- 
session. 



General powers 
and duties of 
directors. 



May borrow 
money, etc. 

May remove 
officers, etc. 



POWERS AND DUTIES OF DIRECTORS. 

Section 16. The board of directors shall have the general 
direction of the affairs of the corporation and shall meet 
as often as may be necessary, but not less than once each 
month. It shall act upon all applications for membership 
and upon the expulsion of members; determine the rate of 
interest on loans subject to the limitations contained in this 
chapter; shall decide on all applications for real estate 
mortgage loans after receipt of the certification by the credit 
committee of the application in the manner hereinafter 
provided; shall determine the rate of interest to be paid on 
deposits which shall not, however, exceed six per cent per 
annum and shall fill vacancies in the board of directors and 
committees until the next annual election. It shall make 
recommendations to the members of the credit union relative 
to the maximum amount to be loaned to any one member; 
the advisability of declaring a dividend and the amount to 
be declared; the need of amendments to the by-laws, and 
other matters upon which, in its opinion, the members 
should act at any regular or special meeting. The board of 
directors, with the approval of the commissioner, may bor- 
row money for and in behalf of the credit union. It may by 
a two thirds vote remove from office for cause any officer 
or any member of any committee. 



Genera! powers 
and duties of 
auditing com- 
mittee. 



Verification of 
pass books. 



Meetings, an- 
nual report, etc. 



POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

Section 17. The auditing committee shall keep fully 
informed at all times as to the financial condition of the 
credit union; shall examine carefully the cash and accounts 
of the credit union monthly; shall certify the monthly 
statements submitted by the treasurer; shall make a thorough 
audit of the books, including income and expense, semi- 
annually; and shall report to the board of directors its 
findings, together with its recommendations. It shall, 
under regulations prescribed by the commissioner, cause to 
be verified the pass books of tlie credit union at least; once 
in every three years. It shall hold meetings at least once 
each month, shall keep records thereof and shall make an 
annual report at the annual meeting. 



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DIRECTORS NOT TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION, ETC, — COM- 
PENSATION OF OFFICERS. 

Section IS. No member of the board of directors shall Directors not 

. II'**' receive com- 

receive any compensation tor Ins services as a member ot peuaation, etc. 
the said boartl or as a member of any committee, nor shall Not to borrow 
any member of the said board borrow from the corporation '° '^^'^^^^^ 
to an amount in excess of the total of his shares and deposits 
in said credit union and the accumulated earnings standing 
to his credit thereon on the books of the corporation. No Not to become 
member of said board shall become surety or co-maker for ^^^^^^' ^^'^■ 
any loan. The officers elected by the board may receive Coim)ensation 
such compensation as it may authorize, subject to the ap- " ° '^®"' ^'"' 
proval of the members at the next annual meeting or at a 
special meeting called for the purpose. 

GUARANTY FUND, 

Section 19. Before the payment of an annual or semi- Guaranty fund 

1 ). . 1 II 1 11 1 , n 1 to be set apart 

annual dividend there shall be set apart as a guaranty tund before payment 

not less than ten per cent of the gross income which has °* dividends. 

accumulated during the next preceding dividend period, 

except as hereinafter provided, until such time as said 

guaranty fund shall equal fifteen per cent of the assets of the 

said credit union; and thereafter there shall be added to Additions to 

the guaranty fund at the end of each such period such per- s"^''^"'y ^"°<*- 

centage of the gross income which has accumulated during 

that period as will result in maintaining such guaranty fund 

at such amount. All entrance fees shall be added to the guar- Entrance fees. 

anty fund at the close of the dividend period. Said guaranty Guaranty fund 

fund and the investments thereof shall be held to meet con- [i'ngendes!°etc. 

tingencies or losses in the business of the credit union, and 

shall not be distributed to its members, except in case of 

dissolution, 

RESERVE FUND, 

Section 20. If the losses and bad debts of a credit union Reserve fund 
at the end of any dividend period exceed twenty per cent of [^in|cnf,'etc. 
the guaranty fund, including in said term the amount re- 
quired by law to be contributed at the end of that period to 
said fund, there shall thereafter be maintained a reserve 
fund which shall before the payment of a dividend be made 
equal, by payments from the earnings of that period, to the 
amount by which the losses and bad debts at the end of that 
period exceed twenty per cent of the guaranty fund, includ- 
ing the aforesaid contribution for that period; provided. Proviso. 
that the excess in any subsequent period over the amount 
required to be maintained for that period as a reserve fund 
may be transferred from such fund and made available for 
the payment of di\ idends. All debts due to any credit vvhat to be 
union on which interest or partial payments on the prin- debtl*^"^*^ ^^^ 
cipal are due and unpaid for a period of six months, unless 
the same are well secured and in process of collection, shall 
be considered bad debts within the meaning of this section. 



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Investment of 
funds. 



Amount to be 
carried as cash 
on hand or a.a 
balance^ due 
from banks, 
etc., or invested 
in certain 
bonds, etc. 



No further 
loans, when. 

Approval of in- 
vestments. 



INVESTMENT OF FUNDS. 

Section SI. The capital, deposits and surplus of a credit 
union shall be invested in loans to members, with approval 
of the credit committee, as provided in the following section, 
and also when so required herein, of the board of directors; 
and any capital, deposits or surplus funds in excess of the 
amount for which loans shall be approved by the credit 
committee and the board of directors, may be deposited in 
savings banks or trust companies incorporated under the 
laws of this commonwealth, or in national banks located 
therein, or invested in any bonds or bankers' acceptances 
which are at the time of their purchase legal investments for 
savings banks in this commonwealth or in the shares of co- 
operative banks incorporated in this commonwealth. At 
least five per cent of the total assets of a credit union shall 
be carried as cash on hand or as balances due from banks 
and trust companies, or invested in the bonds or notes of 
the United States, or of any state, or subdivision thereof, 
which are legal investments for savings banks as above pro- 
vided. Whenever the aforesaid ratio falls below five per 
cent, no further loans shall be made until the ratio as herein 
provided has been re-established. Investments, other than 
personal loans, shall be made only with the approval of the 
board of directors. 



General powers 
and duties of 
credit com- 
mittee. 



To approve 
personal loans. 



POWERS AND DUTIES OF CREDIT COMMITTEE. 

Section 22. The credit committee shall: 

(a) Hold meetings at least once in each month; 

(6) Act on all applications for loans; 

(c) Approve in writing all personal loans granted and 
the security, if any, pledged therefor; and 

{d) Submit to the board of directors all applications for 
loans to be secured by mortgages of real estate, with their 
recommendations thereon, which shall include a certificate 
as to their best judgment of the value of the real estate 
involved. 

No personal loan shall be made unless all of the members 
of the credit committee who are present when the applica- 
tion is considered, which number shall constitute at least 
two thirds of the members of said committee, approve said 
loan. No loan shall be granted unless the members of said 
committee are satisfied that the loan promises to be of benefit 
to the borrower. 



Applications for 
loans. 



Form of ap- 
plication for 
loan to be 



APPLICATIONS FOR LOANS. 

Section 23. All applications for loans shall be made in 
writing and shall state the purpose for which the loan is 
desired and the security, if any, offered. 

The form of application for a loan to be secured by a 
mortgage of real estate shall contain — ■ 



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(a) The date. secured by 

/i\ riM r J.I !• X mortgage of real 

{h) Ihe name ot the npphoant. estate, what to 

((•) Tlie name of the liiisl)and or wife of the applicant, '^""twn- 
if any. 

(d) Amount of hnm desired. 

(e) Assessed vahie of the real estate in question. 

(/) A statement of all balances due of any mortgages 
outstanding against said real estate. 

(g) The income from said real estate. 

(h) A description of said real estate. 

(i) Such other information as the board of directors may 
require. 

LOANS. 

Section 24- -^ credit union may make loans of the follow- classes of loans. 
ing classes to its members: 

(a) Personal loans secured by the note of the borrower; Personal. 
and 

(b) Loans secured by mortgages of real estate situated Secured by 

.^, \ . *^, , o o mortgages of 

Within the commonwealth. real estate. 

Personal loans shall always be given the preference and, ^^^^®^^J^''"^f '" 
in the event there are not sufficient funds available to satisfy loans. 
all loan applications approved by the credit committee, 
preference shall be given to the smaller loan. 

(a) personal loans. 

Each personal loan shall be payable within one year from Personal loans, 
the date thereof and shall be paid or renewed on or before ^"'"p*>'* *• 
such date. 

Each endorser of a note given as security for a personal ^dorsera^o'f^ 
loan shall be a resident of the commonwealth at the time the notes, etc. 
loan is made, unless such endorser is a member of the credit 
union. 

Each personal loan shall be limited as follows : Limits of per- 

1. To an amount not exceeding one hundred dollars, if ^onai loans. 
secured by the unendorsed and unsecured note of the bor- $100. 
rower. 

2. To an amount not exceeding three hundred dollars, if ^°J exceeding 
secured by the note of the borrower with one or more re- 
sponsible endorsers thereon, or with satisfactory collateral 
pledged to secure the same, or if secured by the joint and 

several note of two or more members. 

3. To an amount not exceeding one thousand dollars, if ^°Jqq'^"^'^'"^ 
secured by the note of the borrower with two or more re- 
sponsible endorsers thereon, or with satisfactory collateral 
pledged to secure the same, or if secured by the joint and 

several note of three or more members. 

4. To an amount not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars Not exceeding 
if secured, by the note of the borrower with two or more ' 
responsible endorsers thereon or by a joint and several note 

of three or more members, and, in either case, with collateral 
valued at not more than eighty per cent of its market value, 
pledged fully to secure the same. 



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Not exceeding 
$3,000. 



Not exceeding 
value of shares 
and deposits of 
borrower. 



Assignment of 
wages as col- 
lateral for loans. 



5. To an amount not exceeding three thousand dollars, if 
secured by the note of the borrower and with sufficient 
collateral pledged to secure the same made up of bonds or 
notes of the United States, or of any state or subdivision 
thereof, which are legal investments for savings banks in 
this commonwealth valued at not more than eighty per cent 
of their market value, or by the assignment of the pass book 
of a depositor in a savings bank doing business in any of the 
New England states or in the savings department of a trust 
company or national bank doing business in this common- 
wealth, or the pass book of a depositor in a co-operative 
bank incorporated under chapter one hundred and seventy. 

G. To an amount not exceeding the value of the shares 
and deposits of the borrower in the credit union, if secured 
by the note of the borrower and by an assignment of said 
shares and deposits. 

For the purposes of this section, an assignment of wages 
may be received as satisfactory collateral for any loan not 
in excess of two hundred and fifty dollars. 



Loans secured 
by mortgages of 
real estate, 
limitation, etc. 



Proviso. 



Restrictions. 



As to total 
liability of 
member, etc. 



As to amount 
of loan. 



As to aggregate 
of all such 
loans. 



Proviso. 



(b) LOANS SECURED BY MORTGAGES OF REAL ESTATE. 

The total amount which a credit union may invest in 
loans secured by mortgages of real estate, both first and 
subsequent, shall not exceed seventy per cent of the ag- 
gregate amount of the shares, deposits and guaranty fund, 
provided, that in credit unions having assets of less than 
seventy-five thousand dollars, the total amount so invested 
shall not exceed fifty per cent of such aggregate amount. 
All loans secured by mortgages of real estate shall be subject 
to the following restrictions : — 

1. The total liability of any member upon loans of this 
class shall not exceed five per cent of the assets of the credit 
union, nor shall it exceed eight thousand dollars. 

2. A loan secured by a first mortgage of real estate shall 
not exceed sixty per cent of the value of the property mort- 
gaged, as determined by the credit committee, except as 
hereinafter provided. 

3. The aggregate of all loans secured by mortgages of real 
estate outstanding, whether held by the credit union or not, 
shall not exceed eighty per cent of the value of the property 
mortgaged, as determined by the credit committee; provided, 
that any loan held which exceeds sixty per cent of the value 
of the property mortgaged, as herein determined, whether 
written on demand or on time, shall be amortized by weekly, 
monthly or quarterly payments, such payments being at the 
rate of at least six per cent per annum until such loan is 
reduced to said sixty per cent. 



Dividends, 
declaration, 
etc. 



DIVIDENDS. 



Section 25. At the annual meeting, and if it is provided 
in the by-laws that a dividend shall be paid semi-annually, 
at a meeting during the month of May in each year, a divi- 



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dend may be declared from the earnings which have actually 
been collected diirinp; the dividend period next preceding 
and which remain after the deduction of all expenses, interest 
on deposits and the amounts required to be set apart to the 
guaranty fund and to the reserve fund, or such dividend 
may be declared in whole or in part from the undivided 
earnings of preceding years remaining after the aforesaid 
deductions for said years. 

Such dividends shall be paid on all fully paid shares On what shares 
outstanding at the close of the dividend period, but shares b^pa^d*^^ '° 
which become fully paid during such dividend period shall 
be entitled only to a proportional part of said dividend, cal- 
culated from the first day of the month following such pay- 
ment in full. Dividends due to a member shall, at his elec- How dividenda 
tion, be paid to him in cash or be credited to his account in *^°^^p^"^- 
either shares or deposits. 

No dividend exceeding eight per cent per annum shall be Amount of 
paid until such time as the guaranty fund shall equal fifteen ^'^'^^^nds. 
per cent of the assets as hereinbefore provided, after which 
time special dividends may be declared from surplus earnings Special 
on recommendation of the board of directors. 

LOST PASS BOOKS, ETC. 

Section 26. Section twenty of said chapter one hundred books'^ltc 
and sixty-seven shall apply to the pass books of credit unions. 

REPORT TO COMMISSIONER. 

Section 27. Within twenty days after the last business Annual report 
day of December in each year, every credit union shall of baTs!"'*""" 
make to the commissioner a report in such form as he may 
prescribe, signed by the president, treasurer and a majority 
of the auditing committee, who shall make oath that the 
report is correct according to their best knowledge and belief. 
Any credit union neglecting to make said report within the Forfeiture for 
time herein prescribed shall forfeit to the commonwealth [tport. ^'^ '"^'^^ 
five dollars for each day during which such neglect continues. 

EXPULSION OF MEMBERS. 

Section 28. The board of directors may expel from a Expulsion of 
credit union any member who has not carried out his en- ™s™t)^'"s- 
gagements with it, or who has been convicted of a criminal 
offence, or who neglects or refuses to comply with the pro- 
visions of this chapter or of the by-laws of the credit union, 
or whose private life is a source of scandal, or who habitually 
neglects to pay his debts, or who becomes insolvent or bank- 
rupt, or who has deceived the corporation or any committee 
thereof with regard to the use of borrowed money; but no Written notice 
member shall so be expelled until he has been informed in hearing^^^ '*°'^ 
writing of the charges against him, and an opportunity has 
been given him, after reasonable notice, to be heard thereon. 

The amounts paid in on shares or deposited by members Payments to 
who have withdrawn or have been expelled shall be paid to drlwhiTo^ex''-" 

pelled. 



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Expulsion not 
to relieve mem- 
ber from 
liability. 



them, in the order of withdrawal or expulsion, but only as 
funds therefor become available and after deducting any 
amounts due from such members to the credit union. Such 
expulsion shall not operate to relieve a member from any 
outstanding liability to the credit union. 



Liquidation 
proceedings. 



Charter to 
become void 
except, etc. 



Dispo.sition of 
funds represent- 
ing unclaimed 
dividends, etc., 
books and 
papers, etc. 



Payments to 
persons entitled 
thereto. 



Court order in 
cases of doubt, 
etc. 

Application of 
interest to de- 
fray expenses. 
Disposition of 
such funds 
after twelve 
months, etc. 



Holding of 
shares and de- 
posits in excess 
of limit, etc. 



Investments of 
funds in cer- 
tain loans in 
excess of pro- 
portionate 
amount au- 
thorized, etc. 



LIQUIDATION. 

Section 29. At any meeting specially called for the pur- 
pose, the members, upon recommendation of not less than 
two thirds of the board of directors, may, by a two thirds 
vote of those present and entitled to vote, vote to liquidate 
the corporation. A committee of three shall thereupon be 
elected to liquidate the assets of the corporation under the 
direction of the commissioner, and each share of the capital 
stock, according to the amount paid thereon, shall be entitled 
to its proportional part of the assets in liquidation after all 
deposits and debts have been paid; and the charter of such 
corporation voting to liquidate in accordance with this 
section shall become void except for the purpose of dis- 
charging existing obligations and liabilities. 

Funds representing unclaimed dividends in liquidation 
and remaining in the hands of the liquidating committee for 
six months after the date of the final dividend, shall be 
deposited by them, together with all books and papers of the 
credit union, with the commissioner. Such funds shall be 
deposited in one or more trust companies, savings banks or 
national banks to the credit of the commissioner in his official 
capacity in trust for the members of the liquidating credit 
union entitled thereto, according to their several interests. 
Upon receipt of evidence satisfactory to him, the commis- 
sioner may pay over the money so held by him to the persons 
respectively entitled thereto. 

In cases of doubt or of conflicting claims, he may require 
an order of the supreme judicial court authorizing and 
directing the payment thereof. He may apply the interest 
earned by the moneys so held toward defraying the expenses 
incurred in the payment of such unclaimed dividends. At 
the expiration of twelve months from the date of receipt 
thereof such funds as still remain in the hands of the com- 
missioner shall be disposed of as provided in section thirty- 
five of chapter one hundred and sixty-seven. 

Section 2. Members holding shares and deposits in 
credit unions, either as individuals or trustees, at the time 
this act takes effect, in excess of the limit prescribed in section 
one of this act may continue to hold such shares and deposits 
in excess of such limit for a period not exceeding five years. 

Section 3. The provisions of section one of this act 
shall not prevent a credit union incorporated and doing 
business on the date this act takes effect from continuing 
to hold or change investments of its funds in loans secured 
by mortgages of real estate although such loans are in excess 
of the proportionate amount authorized by said section one. 

Approved April 23, 1926. 



I 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 274, 275, 276. 281 



An Act relative to the charges for support of in- flhQ/r) 974 

MATES of the HOSTON PSYCHOPATHIC HOSPITAL. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as fulloivs: 

Section ninety-six of chapter one hundred and twenty- o. l. 123, § 96, 
three of the General Laws, as amended in tlie first para- ameilded. ^"^ ' 
graph by section three of chapter three hundred and seven- 
teen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one and 
by chapter three hundred and fourteen of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said first paragraph and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 90. The price for the Charges for 
support of inmates of state hospitals, except the Boston ^mli^Jltlt^tl 
psychopathic hospital, and of insane inmates of the state hospitals under 

r I, ^ ,,.,,»., 1 • 1 1 department ot 

infirmary and ot the Bridgewater state hospital, not under mental diseases 
orders of a court, shall be determined by the department at fnma°tes'ofsute 
a sum not exceeding ten dollars per week for each person, infirnwy and 

01 ijriclffGWiit6r 

and may be recovered of such persons or of the husband, state hospital, 
wife, father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, child or uers"o" court" 
grandchild if of sufhcient ability. The price for the sup- 
port of inmates of the Boston psychopathic hospital shall 
be determined by the department and may be recovered as 
herein provided. A married woman shall be subject to the 
said liability as though sole. Such action shall be brought 
by the attorney general in the name of the state treasurer. 

Approved April 2G, 1926. 

An Act extending the period for which the aircraft QJkij) 275 
landing field in east boston may be leased to the "* 

united states. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The division of waterways and public lands of the de- Extension of 
partment of public works is hereby authorized to lease to wWch ifrcraft 
the United States for a period not exceeding fifteen years, landing field in 
in addition to the period authorized by section two of may be'leased 
chapter four hundred and four of the acts of nineteen hun- stateT*^'^ 
dred and twenty-two, the premises described in said section, 
for the purposes and upon the terms therein set forth. 

Approved April 26, 1926. 



An Act to authorize the town of Wilmington to sup- phfj^ oyp, 

PLY itself and its INHABITANTS WITH WATER, AND TO ^' 

SELL WATER TO THE COMMONWEALTH AND TO THE TOWNS 
OF READING, NORTH READING AND TEWKSBURY AND TO 
THE CITY OF WOBURN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Wilmington may supply itself Townofwii- 
and its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of ^ppiy kseiT 
fires and for domestic and other purposes; may establish habitants with 
fountains and hydrants, relocate or discontinue the same, water, etc. 



282 



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May acquire 
certain waters, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



May take cer- 
tain lands, etc. 



Proviso. 



May erect 
structures, 
lay pipes, »tc. 



Restrictions as 
to entry upon 
railroad loca- 
tions. 



May sell water 
to common- 
wealth or to 
certain muni- 
cipalities or 



and may regulate the use of such water and fix and collect 
rates to be paid for the use of the same. 

Section 2. The said town, for the purposes aforesaid, 
may lease, or take by eminent domain under chapter seventy- 
nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or other- 
wise, and hold, the waters, or any portion thereof, of "any 
pond, brook, spring or stream or of any ground water sources 
by means of driven or other wells or filter galleries, within 
the limits of said town, and the water rights and water 
sources connected therewith; provided, that the amount 
of water which may V)e taken shall from time to time be 
determined by vote of the town; and also maj' take by 
eminent domain under said chapter seventy-nine, or acquire 
by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of way 
and easements necessary for collecting and storing such 
water and protecting and preserving the i)urity thereof and 
for conveying such water to any part of said town; pro- 
vided, that no source of water supply and no lands neces- 
sary for protecting and preserving the purity of the water 
shall be taken without first obtaining the advice and ap- 
proval of the department of public health, and that the 
location of all dams, reservoirs, pumping and filtration 
plants, wells and filter galleries to be . used as sources of 
water supply under this act shall be subject to the approval 
of said department. Said town may construct and may erect 
on the lands taken or held under the provisions of this act 
proper dams, reservoirs, buildings, standpipes, fixtures and 
other structures, and may make excavations, procure and 
operate machinery, and provide such other means and 
appliances and do such other things as may be necessary 
for the establishment and maintenance of complete and 
eftective water works; and for that purpose may construct 
wells and reservoirs, establish pumping works and lay down 
and maintain conduits, pipes and other works, under or 
over any lands, water courses, railroads, railways, or public 
or private ways, and along any such way in said town, in 
such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; and 
for the purpose of constructing, laying, nuiintaining, operat- 
ing and repairing such conduits, pipes and other works, and 
for all other proper purposes of this act, said town may dig 
up or raise and embank any such lands, and, under the 
direction of the selectmen of the town in which any such 
way lies, may enter upon and dig up the same, in such 
manner as to cause the least hindrance to public travel 
thereon. Said town shall not enter upon, construct or lay 
any conduits, pipes or other works within the location of 
any railroad corporation except at such time and in such 
manner as it may agree upon with such corporation or in 
case of failure so to agree as may be approved by the de- 
partment of public utilities. 

Said town may sell water to the commonwealth or to any 
municipality, or to the inhabitants thereof, mentioned in 
section ten, or purchase it from any such municipality, for 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 276. 283 

such periods of time, in such manner, on svich terms and pwchaae it 

,.'. J • 1 i. -J X p from such 

conditions and in such amounts as said town may trom municipalities. 
time to time by vote determine, and for the purpose afore- 
said the said town, by its board of water commissioners 
hereinafter provided for, may make a contract or contracts 
for a term or terms not to exceed fifteen years from the date 
thereof. 

Section 3. The hind, water rights and other property Board of water 
taken or acquired under this act, and all works, buildings to'contToT'eTc 
and other structures erected or constructed thereunder, 
shall be managed, improved and controlled by the board of 
water commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such man- 
ner as they shall deem for the best interests of the town. 

Section 4. Any person or corporation injured in his or Damages, re- 
its property by any action of said town or board under this '^'^"'^^y' ^^'^■ 
act may recover damages from said town under said chapter 
seventy-nine; provided, that the right to damages for the Proviso. 
taking of any water, water source or water right, or any 
injury thereto, shall not vest until the water is actually 
withdrawn or diverted by said town under authority of this 
act. 

Section 5. Said town may, for the purpose of paying May issue 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be in- °" ^' ^^^' 
curred under the provisions of this act, issue from time to 
time bonds or notes to an amount, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, four hundred thousand dollars, which shall bear 
on their face the words, Town of Wilmington Water Loan, Town of wii- 
Act of 1926. Each authorized issue shall constitute a Loan!°Acto/^ 
separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more ^^~^- 
than thirty years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred 
under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but 
shall, except as provided herein, be subject to chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws. 

Section 6. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ac- °*°' 
cordance with the provisions of section five; and when a 
vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the 
income derived from the water rates, will be sufficient to 
pay the annual expense of operating the water works and 
interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, 
and to make such payments on the principal as may be re- 
quired under the provisions of this act, shall without further 
vote be assessed by the assessors of the town annually 
thereafter in the same manner as other taxes, until the debt 
incurred by the said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- Penalty for pol- 
lutes or diverts any of the waters taken or held under this etc!"^ "^ ^'^' 
act, or injures any structure, work or other property owned, 
held or used by said town under the authority and for the 
purposes of this act, shall forfeit and pay to said town three 
times the amount of damages assessed therefor, to be re- 
covered in an action of tort; and upon conviction of any one 
of the above wilful or wanton acts shall be punished by a 



284 



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Board of water 
commissionera, 
election, terms, 
etc. 



Authority, etc. 



Quorum. 



Vacancies, how- 
filled. 



To fi.x water 
rates, etc. 



Net surplus, 
how to be used. 



Annual, etc., 
reports. 



May furnish 
and sell wat^^r 
to coin mo n- 
wealth, towns 
of Reading, 
North Reading 



fine of not more than three hundred dollars or by imprison- 
ment for not more than one year. 

Section 8. The said town shall, after its acceptance of 
this act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted or 
at a meeting called for the purpose, elect by ballot three 
persons to hold office, one until the expiration of three years, 
one until the expiration of two years, and one until the 
expiration of one year, from the next succeeding annual 
town meeting, to constitute a board of water commissioners; 
and at the annual town meeting held on the day on which 
the shortest of such terms expires, and at each annual town 
meeting thereafter, one such commissioner shall be elected 
by ballot for the term of three years. All the authority 
granted to the town by this act, except sections five and 
six and except as otherwise specially provided, shall be 
vested in said board of water commissioners, who shall be 
subject however to such instructions, rules and regulations 
as said town may impose by its vote. A majority of said 
commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction 
of business. Any vacancy occurring in said board from any 
cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term 
by said town at any annual town meeting called for the 
purpose. Any such vacancy may be filled temporarily in 
the manner provided by section eleven of chapter forty-one 
of the General Laws, and the person so appointed shall 
perform the duties of the office until the next annual meet- 
ing of said town or until another person is qualified. 

Sfxtion 9. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- 
table prices and rates for the use of water, and shall pre- 
scribe the time and manner of payment. The income of 
the water works shall be applied to defraying all operating 
expenses, interest charges and payments on the principal 
as they accrue upon any bonds or notes issued under au- 
thority of this act. If there should be a net surplus re- 
maining after providing for the aforesaid charges it shall be 
used for such new construction as the water commissioners 
may determine upon, and in case a surplus should remain 
after payment for such new construction the water rates 
shall be reduced proportionately. No money shall be ex- 
pended in new construction by the water commissioners 
except from the net surplus aforesaid unless the town ap- 
propriates and provides money therefor. All authority 
vested in said commissioners by the foregoing provisions 
of this section and by section three shall be subject to the 
provisions of section eight. Said commissioners shall 
annually, and as often as the town nuiy require, render a 
report upon the condition of the works under their charge 
and an account of their doings, including an account of 
receipts and expenditures. 

Section 10. The town of Wilmington may furnish and 
sell by meter water to the commonwealth, acting through 
its appropriate department, for the use of any state institu- 
tion. It may also so furnish and sell water to the towns of 



Acts, 1926. — CnAr. 277. 285 

Reading, North Reading and Tewksbury, or any of them, and Tewksbury 

or to the city of AVoburn, or to the inhabitants of any such wlfburn.l^tc. 

town or city, such water to be furnished and sold, at a rate 

to be mutually agreed upon, at the boundary line between 

said town of ^Yilmington and such town or city except as 

provided in section twelve; and said town of Wilmington 

may, at its own expense, extend within its limits its water 

mains and install other fixtures necessary to supply water to 

said towns and city, or any of them, or to the inhabitants 

thereof. 

Section 11. The commonwealth, acting through its Commnn- 

. , 1 . , L j_ r -J wealth, towns 

appropriate department, may purchase water trom said of Reading, 
town of Wilmington for the use of any state institution and fn^d Tewksbury 
may lay all necessary pipes and mains therefor, and the and city of 
towns of Reading, North Reading and Tewksbury, and the purchLseTiter 
city of Woburn, or any of them, may purchase water from wnmi^n^Suf 
the town of Wilmington and may extend their water mains etc. 
and install other fixtures necessary or proper to receive and 
distribute such water. 

Section 12. The town of Wilmington, with the consent Town of wii- 
of the board or official having charge of the ways of any extend its water 
adjoining city or town and for the purpose of supplying such ^ertam^otheT*'' 
city or town, or the inhabitants thereof, with water, may municipalities, 
extend its water pipes and mains through and under any 
way of such city or town and install such fixtures therein 
as may be necessary. 

Section 13. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Submission to 
ance by a majority of the voters of the town of Wilmington ^° ^'^^' ® ^' 
present and voting thereon at a town meeting called for the 
purpose within three years after its passage; but the num- 
ber of meetings so called in any year shall not exceed three; 
and for the purpose only of being submitted to the voters 
of said town as aforesaid this act shall take eflfect upon its 
passage. Approved April 26, 1926. 

An Act establishing the fee for second and subse- Chap.277 

QUENT examinations FOR LICENSES OR RENEW^ALS OF 
LICENSES TO OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLES IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-three of chapter ninety of the General Hc^amend^' 
Laws, as amended by section two of chapter four hundred 
and three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, 
by section nine of chapter four hundred and sixty-four of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, by section 
one of chapter three hundred and forty-two of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five and by chapter two hun- 
dred and forty-four of the acts of the current year, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the paragraph included in 
lines eighty-seven to eighty-nine, inclusive, as printed in 
section one of said chapter three hundred and forty-two, 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — For the first Fee for ex- 

" . "^ ,. !• !• r amination for 

examination given to an applicant for a hcense or tor a motor vehicle 



286 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 278, 279. 



operators' 

licenses. 

Proviso. 



renewal of a license to operate motor vehicles, two dollars; 
provided, that an applicant failing to pass the first ex- 
amination may, within sixty days, have one or more ex- 
aminations for an additional fee of one dollar each. 

Approved April 28, 1926. 



G. L. 89, § 7A, 
etc., amended. 



Chav.278 An Act to prohibit the driving of vehicles over mu- 
nicipal FIRE HOSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section seven A of chapter eighty-nine of the General 
Laws, inserted by section two of chapter three hundred and 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "passed" in the sixth 
line the following new sentence: — No person shall drive a 
vehicle over a hose of a fire department without the consent 
of a member of such department, — so as to read as follows: 
■ — Section 7 A. Upon the approach of any fire apparatus 
which is going to a fire or responding to an alarm, every 
person driving a vehicle on a way shall immediately drive 
said vehicle as far as possible toward the right-hand curb or 
side of said way and shall keep the same at a standstill until 
such fire apparatus has passed. No person shall drive a 
vehicle over a hose of a fire department without the con- 
sent of a member of such department. No person shall 
drive a vehicle within three hundred feet of any fire ap- 
paratus going to a fire or responding to an alarm, nor drive 
said vehicle, or park or leave the same unattended, within 
six hundred feet of a fire or. within the fire-lines established 
thereat by the fire department. Violation of any provision 
of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
twenty-five dollars. Approved April 2S, 1926. 



Restrictions as 
to use of ways 
Upon approach 
of fire ap- 
paratus, etc. 



No driving of 
vehicles over 
fire hose. 
No driving of 
vehicles near 
fire apparatus 
or fires, etc. 



Penalty. 



Chap.279 An Act to provide for the taxation of motor vehicles 

USED in the conduct OF THE BUSINESS OF CORPORA- 
TIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

d'^teenth' SECTION 1. Clause sixteenth of section five of chapter 

etc., amended, fifty-nine of the General Laws, as amended by section six- 
teen of chapter four hundred and eighty-six of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-one and by section one of 
chapter three hundred and twenty-one of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "estate" in the first and ninth 
lines in each instance the words: — , motor vehicles, — by 
striking out in the thirteenth line the word "term" and in- 
serting in place thereof the word: — terms, — and by in- 
serting after the word "business" in the fourteenth line the 
words: — and "motor vehicles", — so that said clause will 
Exemptions read as ioWoyrn: — Sixteenth, Property, other than real 

from local taxa- .. , i-i i ii i-^ 

tion. estate, motor vehicles, poles, underground conduits, wires 

and pipes, and other than machinery used in manufacture 



Acts, 1926. — CnAr. 279. 287 

or in supplying or distributing wator, owned by Massa- Certain prop- 
chusetts savings banks or co-operative banks, by Massa- corpomtions! 
chusetts corporatiojis subject to taxation under chapter 
sixty-three except thiniestic business corporations as de- 
fined in section thirty of said chapter, or by foreign cor- 
porations subject to taxation under section fifty-eight of 
said chapter; also property, other than real estate, motor 
vehicles, poles, underground conduits, wires and pipes, and 
other than machinery used in the conduct of the business, 
owned by domestic business corporations or by foreign 
corporations, as defined in section thirty of chapter sixty- 
three; provided, that the terms "machinery used in the Proviso. 
conduct of the business" and "motor vehicles" shall not, 
as herein used, be deemed to include stock in trade. 

Section 2. Section seventy-four of said chapter fifty- g. l. 59, § 74, 
nine is hereby amended by inserting after the word "estate" '^"i^'"^'''^- 
in the third and fourth lines and in the eighth line, in each 
instance, the words : — , motor vehicles, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 74' Whenever an abatement is finally Notice to com- 
made to any corporation taxable under chapter sixty-three corporations 
upon any tax assessed by the assessors of any town, upon or ^Catementa'of'^ 
in respect of works, structures, real estate, motor vehicles, local taxes 
machinery, poles, underground conduits, wires and pipes, porationa!°etc. 
the assessors, commissioners or court granting such abate- 
ment shall forthwith notify the commissioner thereof, and 
shall state in such notice what sum was determined by such 
assessors, commissioners or court to have been the full and 
fair cash value of such works, structures, real estate, motor 
vehicles, machinery, poles, underground conduits, wires and 
pipes on the first day of April on which the tax so abated 
was originally assessed. 

Section 3. Section eighty-three of said chapter fifty- g. l. 59, § 83, 
nine is hereby amended by inserting after the word "estate" *'"^° ^ 
in the sixth line the words: — , motor vehicles, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section S3. Assessors shall annually, on Returns by 
or before the first Monday of July, return to the commis- tairdomest^r" 
sioner the names of all domestic and foreign corporations, coronations 
except banks of issue and deposit, having a capital stock and assessed 

]••]]•, 1 _-ii'j.i e V. • value of certain 

divided into shares, organized for the purposes or business corporate 
or profit and established in their respective towns or owning property. 
real estate therein, and a detailed statement of the works, 
structures, real estate, motor vehicles, machinery, poles, 
underground conduits, wires and pipes owned by each of 
said corporations and situated in such town, with the 
value thereof, on April first preceding, and the amount at 
which the same is assessed in said town for the then current 
year. An assessor neglecting to comply with this section 
shall be punished by a fine of one hundred dollars. 

Section 4. Subdivision (a) of paragraph three of section g. l. 63, § so, 
thirty of chapter sixty-three of the General Laws, as amended subdiv^^la'), 
by section one of chapter three hundred and one of the acts ^tc, amended. 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "estate" in the first 



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Taxation of 
domestic 
business cor- 
porations, de- 
ductions in 
determining 
corporate ex- 
cess, definition 
of term "real 
estate", etc. 



G. L. 63, 5 30, 
par. four, 
subdiv. (a), 
amended. 



Ta.xation of 
foreign cor- 
porations, de- 
ductions in 
determining 
corporate ex- 
cess, etc. 

G. L. 63, § 55, 
etc., amended. 



Valuation of 
corporate 
franchises of 
certain corpora- 
tions. 



Deductions. 



In case of a rail- 
road, telegrapli, 
street railway 
or electric rail- 
road corpora- 
tion or com- 
pany, etc. 



In case of a 
domestic tele- 
phone com- 
paoy. 



line of said subdivision the words: — , motor vehicles, — 
so that said subdivision will read as follows: — (a) The 
works, structures, real estate, motor vehicles, machinery, 
poles, underground conduits, wires and pipes owned by it 
within the commonwealth subject to local taxation, except 
such part of said real estate as represents the interest of a 
mortgagee. The term "real estate", as used in this sub- 
division and in subdivision (a) of paragraph four of this 
section shall include the corporation's interest as lessee in 
such buildings on land held under a lease as by the terms of 
the lease are the property of and may be removed by the 
lessee, and such buildings, for the purposes of said sub- 
divisions and of sections fifty-five and fifty-.seven, shall not 
be deemed real estate of the lessor. 

Section 5. Subdivision (a) of paragraph four of sec- 
tion thirty of said chapter sixty-three is hereby amended 
by inserting after the word "estate" in the first line of said 
subdivision the words: — , motor vehicles, — • so that said 
subdivision will read as follows: — (a) Works, structures, 
real estate, motor vehicles, machinery, poles, underground 
conduits, wires and pipes owned by it within the common- 
wealth subject to local taxation, except such part of said 
real estate as represents the interest of a mortgagee; 

Section 6. Section fifty-five of said chapter sixty-three, 
as amended by section three of chapter two hundred and 
ninety of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three 
and by section two of chapter three hundred and one of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "estate" in the fifteenth, 
twenty-sixth, thirty-first and thirty-fifth lines as printed 
in the General Laws the words : — , motor vehicles, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 55. The commissioner shall 
ascertain from the returns or otherwise the true market 
value of the shares of each corporation required to make a 
return under section fifty-three or fifty-four, and shall 
estimate therefrom the fair cash value of all the shares con- 
stituting its capital stock on April first preceding, which, 
unless by the charter of a corporation a different method of 
ascertaining such value is provided, shall, for the purposes 
of this chapter, be taken as the true value of its corporate 
franchise. From such value there shall be made the follow- 
ing deductions: 

First. In case of a railroad, telegraph, street railway or 
electric railroad corporation or company, whether chartered 
or organized in this commonwealth or elsewhere, so much 
of the value of its capital stock as is proportional to the 
length of that part of its line, if any, lying without the 
commonwealth; and also the value of its works, structures, 
real estate, motor vehicles, machinery, poles, underground 
conduits, wires and pipes, subject to local taxation within 
the commonwealth. 

Second. In case of a domestic telephone company, the 
amount and market value of all stock in other corporations 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 279. ^m 

held fcy it upon which a tax has been paid in this or other 
States for the twelve months hist preceihng the date of the 
feturn. 

Third, In case of a domestic or foreign telephone com- in case of a! 
pany, so much of the value of its capital stock as is pro- jl;reign teie- 
portional to the number of telephones used or controlled by pjionecom- 
it, or under any letters patent owned or controlled by it, 
without the commonwealth. 

Fourth. In case of a domestic or foreign telephone com- in case of a 
pany, the value of its works, structures, real estate, motor foreign Teh^ 
vehicles, machinery, poles, underground conduits, wires and P.\'°y^ ''""'' 
pipes, subject to local taxation within the commonwealth. 

Fifth. In case of corporations subject to section fifty- in case of cer- 
three or fifty-four, other than railroad, telegraph, telephone, p",'4uoi?a'. ''"' 
street railway and electric railroad corporations or com- 
panies, the value as found by the commissioner of their 
works, structures, real estate, motor vehicles, machinery, 
poles, underground conduits, wires and pipes, subject to 
local taxation wherever situated. 

Sixth. In case of corporations owning stock of an electric in case of eer- 
company under section nine A of chapter one hundred tlons owning 
and sixty-four as thereto authorized by the department of |l°,tic^eo'm-'''" 
public utilities, the deduction mentioned in paragraph panies. 
Fifth above and the fair cash value, as found by the com- 
missioner, of the stock of such electric companies so owned. 

For the purposes of this section the commissioner may Commissioner 
take the value at which any works, structures, real estate, ^^whidWer- 
motor vehicles, machinery, poles, underground conduits, [f "ssessed'*^^ 
wires and pipes are assessed at the place where they are locally as its 
located as the true value, but such local assessment shall 
not be conclusive of the true value thereof. 

The term "real estate", as used in this section and in Term "real es- 
section fifty-seven, shall include the corporation's interest etc^, defined! ' 
as lessee in such buildings on land held under a lease as by 
the terms of the lease are the property of and may be re- 
moved by the lessee, and such buildings, for the purposes 
of said sections and of subdivision (a) of paragraph three 
of section thirty and subdivision (a) of paragraph four of 
said section thirty, shall not be deemed real estate of the 
lessor. 

Section 7. Section fifty-seven of said chapter sixty-three g. l g3, § 57. 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word "estate" in ^imended. 
the first line the words : — , motor vehicles, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 57. If the value of the works, struc- Remedy ot 
tures, real estate, motor vehicles, machinery, poles, under- wherassessora' 
ground conduits, wires and pipes of a corporation subject ^ri"gf°"taxed 
to local taxation within the commonwealth, as determined locally exceeds 
by the commissioner, is less than the value thereof as de- 
termined by the assessors of the town where it is situated, 
be shall give notice of his determination to such corporation; 
and, unless within one month after the date of such notice 
it applies to said assessors for an abatement, and, upon their 
refusal to grant an abatement, prosecutes an appeal under 



commis- 
sioner's. 



290 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 280, 281, 282. 



Eff active date. 



section sixty-four of chapter fifty-nine, giving notice thereof 
to the commissioner, the valuation of the commissioner shall 
be conclusive upon said corporation. 

Section 8. This act shall take effect January first, nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-seven. 

Approved April 2S, 1926. 



Chap.2S0 An Act providing for the illumination of the bunker 

HILL monument. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

After an appropriation has been made, the metropolitan 
district commission is hereby authorized and directed to 
expend a sum, not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, for the 
installation of a proper system for illuminating the Bunker 
Hill monument. Approved April 2S, 1020. 



Illumination of 
Bunker Hill 
monument. 



Chap.2Sl An Act establishing the time within which actions 

RELATIVE TO THE SUPPORT OF INSANE PUBLIC CHARGES 
MAY BE BROUGHT, 



G. L. 260, § 1, 
amended. 

Limitation of 
actions relative 
to support of 
insane public 
charges. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follotos: 

Section one of chapter two hundred and sixty of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following new paragraph: — Fifth, Actions 
under section ninety-six of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
three to recover for the support of inmates in state institu- 
tions. Approved April 28, 1926. 



Chap.282 An Act to provide for biennial municipal elections in 
the city of worcester and to fix the date of such 
elections. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1, Municipal elections in the city of Worcester 
for the choice of mayor, members of the city council and 
members of the school committee shall be held biennially 
commencing with the municipal election in the year nineteen 
hundred and twenty-seven. 

Section 2. At the biennial municipal election to be 
held in said cit}^ in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven and at every biennial municipal election thereafter, 
the mayor shall be elected to serve for the two municipal 
years next following his election and until the qualification 
of his successor. The term of office of all members of each 
branch of the city council of said city shall terminate upon 
the qualification of their successors elected under this section 
at the municipal election in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six. At said election there shall be elected eleven 
members of the board of aldermen, of whom one shall be 
elected by and from the qualified voters of each ward and 
one by and from the qualified voters of the city at large, and 



Biennial mu- 
nicipal elections 
in city of 
Worcester. 



Mayor, election 
in 1927, etc., 
term of office, 
etc. 



Term of office 
of members of 
each branch of 
city council to 
terminate, etc. 

Board of alder- 
men and 
common coun- 
cil, election in 
1926, terms of 
office, etc. 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 282. 291 

thirty members of the common council, of whom three shall 
be elected by and from the qualified voters of each ward. 
Each member of the city council so elected shall hold office 
for the municipal year next succeeding his election and until 
the qualification of his successor. Any member of the city Term of ofiico 
council elected subsequent to said election for the purpose cIcS'to fill 
of filling a vacancy shall hold office only for the unexpired vacancy. 
term. At the biennial municipal election of said city in Board of aider- 
the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, and at each commoncoun- 
biennial municipal election thereafter, there shall be elected cii, election in 
eleven members of the board of aldermen, of whom one terms^'ofoffice, 
shall be elected by and from the qualified voters of each ^*°- 
ward and one by and from the qualified voters of the city at 
large, and thirty members of the common council, of whom 
three shall be elected by and from the qualified voters of 
each ward. Each member of the city council so elected shall 
hold office for the two municipal years next succeeding his 
election and until the qualification of his successor. The inauguration 
inauguration meeting of the city government shall be held ™'^'''''°s- 
on the first Monday of January in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-seven, and on the first Monday in January 
following each biennial municipal election thereafter, or on 
the following day whenever said first Monday in January 
falls upon a holiday. 

Section 3. The terms of office of the members of the Terms of office 
school committee of said city elected at the municipal elec- sch™orcom-°^ 
tion in the vear nineteen hundred and twenty-five shall mittee elected 

" , ,./, . PI 1 i> I '" 192.5 to 

ternunate upon the qualification of the members of the terminate, etc. 
school committee elected under this section at the municipal 
election in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-six. At School com- 
said election there shall be elected eleven members of the Ci' 1920, term's"^ 
school committee, of whom one shall be elected by and °^ °^°^- ^^°- 
from the qualified voters of each ward and one by and 
from the qualified voters of the city at large. Each of the 
members of the school committee so elected shall hold office 
for the municipal year next succeeding his election and 
until the qualification of his successor. Any member of the Term of office 
school committee elected subsequent to said election for eLcte^to fill 
the purpose of filling a vacancy shall hold office only for the vacancy, etc. 
unexpired term. At the biennial municipal election of said School com- 

.,r,i ., 1111, , 1, mittee, election 

city in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, and at in 1927, etc., 
each biennial municipal election thereafter, there shall be terms of office, 
elected eleven members of the school committee, of whom 
one shall be elected by and from the qualified voters of each 
ward and one by and from the qualified voters of the city at 
large. Each of the members of the school committee so 
elected shall hold office for the two municipal years next 
succeeding his election and until the qualification of his 
successor. 

Section 4. Such provisions of chapter four hundred Certain incon- 
and forty-four of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety- visions ofTaw 
three, as amended, as are inconsistent with this act are repcaicci. 
hereby repealed, 



292 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 283. 



Regular mu- 
nicipal elec- 
tions, when to 
bo held. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Section 5. The next regular municipal elections in said 
city succeeding the passage of this act shall be held on the 
second Tuesday in December in the current year and on the 
Tuesday next following the first Monday in November in 
the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, and thereafter 
the regular municipal elections in said city shall be held 
biennially on the Tuesday next following the first Monday 
in November in each odd-numbered year. 

Section 6. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the city of Worcester for their acceptance at the state election 
in the current year in the form of the following question 
which shall be printed on the official ballot to be used at said 
election: — "Shall an act passed by the general court in the 
year nineteen hundred and twenty-six, entitled ' An Act to 
provide for biennial municipal elections in the city of Worces- 
ter and to fix the date of such elections' be accepted?" If 
a majority of the voters voting thereon vote in the affirmative 
in answer to said question, then this act shall take full effect 
in said city, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 28, 1926. 



Chap.28S An Act authorizing savings banks to invest in certain 

RAILROAD EQUIPMENT SECURITIES. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 168, § 54, 
cl. "Third", 
amended. 



Investment by 
savings banks 
in certain rail 
road 
secur 

Proviso. 



The clause entitled "Third" of section fifty-four of chap- 
ter one hundred and sixty-eight of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following 
new subdivision: — Q;) In notes, bonds or other obligations, 
issued or guaranteed as to principal and interest by a railroad 
equipment corporation wliich complies with all the requirements of 
subdivisions (b) and (d), or subdivision (c) preceding para- 
graph (5); provided, that — (1) such securities are secured 
by a first lien on, or by a lease and conditional sale of, new 
railroad equipment of standard gauge, consisting of loco- 
motives, passenger train cars or freight train cars, free from 
all other encumbrances, for the purchase of which such 
securities were issued at not exceeding eighty per cent of 
the purchase price of such equipment; (2) the instrument 
under which such securities are issued or the lease and con- 
ditional sale of such equipment provides for the proper 
maintenance and replacement thereof and for the payment 
of the entire issue of such securities in not exceeding fifteen 
equal annual or thirty equal semi-annual instalments from 
date of issue, without the release of any part of the lien 
or interest in any part of the equipment securing such 
securities until the said entire issue of the series so secured 
shall have been paid or redeemed. Not more than ten per 
cent of the deposits of any such bank shall be invested in 
securities which are legal under this subdivision, nor more 
than two per cent of its deposits in such securities issued or 
guaranteed by, or secured by lease and conditional sale to, 
any one railroad corporation. Approved April 28, 1926. 



Limitations a.s 
to such invest- 
ment. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 284, 285. 293 



An Act relative to subsidies to cities and towns for nhnr) 284 

PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS CASES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section seventy-six of chapter one hundred and eleven of ^- '-'• ,'*?• ^ ^^' 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "superintendent" in the twentieth line the words: — 
or medical director, — by striking out, in the twentieth and 
twenty-first lines, the words "the district health officer of 
the district where the hospital is situated" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — a member of the department 
designated by the commissioner, — and by inserting after 
the word "of" the second time it occurs in the twenty-first 
line the word: — pulmonary, — so as to read as follows: — 
Scctioji 70. Every town placing its patients suffering from Cities and 
tuberculosis in a county, municipal or incorporated tubercu- ceive^ubskiiea 
losis hospital in the commonwealth, or in a building or ward tuberculosis 
set apart for such patients by a county, municipal or incor- cases. 
porated hospital therein, shall be entitled to receive from 
the commonwealth a subsidy of five dollars a week for each 
patient who has a legal settlement therein, provided that Troviso. 
such patient is unable to pay for his support, and that his 
kindred bound by law to maintain him are unable to pay 
for the same; but a town shall not become entitled to this when not to 
subsidy unless, upon examination authorized by the de- to'subsidy/etc. 
partment, the sputum of such patient be found to contain 
bacilli of tuberculosis, nor unless the hospital building or Approval of 
ward be approved by it, and it shall not give such approval i^ng.^etc. "' 
unless it has by authority of law, or by permission of the 
hospital, full authority to inspect the same at all times. 
The department may at any time withdraw its approval. 
In the case of hospitals having a bed capacity which, in the Allowance of 
opinion of the department, is in excess of the number of puimonary"'^ 
beds needed for the localities Avhich these institutions serve tuhercuiosia 
for patients exhibiting tubercle bacilli in their sputum, the 
subsidy above provided shall be allowed for such patients 
not exhibiting tubercle bacilli in their sputum as, in the joint 
opinion of the superintendent or medical director of the 
institution and of a member of the department designated 
by the commissioner, are bona fide cases of pulmonary 
tuberculosis and have been in the institution more than 
thirty days. Approved April 28, 1926. 

An Act extending the duration of a law providing Chaj) 285 

FOR THE trial OR DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN CRIMINAL 
CASES BY DISTRICT COURT JUDGES SITTING IN THE SUPERIOR 
COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter four hundred and sixty-nine of the acts of nine- 1923, 469. etc., 
teen hundred and twenty-three, as amended by chapter four ^ ^' amended. 
hundred and eighty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 



294 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 286, 287. 



Duration of 
law as to trial, 
etc., of certain 
criminal cases 
by district 
court judges 
sitting in 
superior court. 



and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking out 
section five and inserting in place tlitereof the following: — 
Section 5. This act shall not be operative after July first, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-seven. 

Approved April 28, 1926. 



Chap.2SQ An Act relative to the pay of horseshoers at annual 

SERVICE TRAINING CAMPS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and thirty-eight of chapter thirty- 
three of the General Laws, as appearing in chapter four 
hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, is hereby amended by striking out paragraph 
(c) and inserting in place thereof the following: — (c) There 
shall be allowed and paid per diem to soldiers of the land 
forces, except horseshoers, bandsmen and cooks, on rolls and 
accounts kept in such form as the commander-in-chief may 
prescribe, for the duty prescribed by section one hundred 
and twenty-three the same per diem pay and allowances as 
are received by soldiers of like grade in the regular army. 
For this duty, horseshoers shall receive four dollars and 
fifty-five cents per diem, and bandsmen and cooks shall 
receive the same per diem pay as is prescribed for members 
of a band and cooks serving under section seventeen. 

Approved April 28, 1926. 



G. L. 33, § 138, 

etc., par. (c), 
amended. 



Pay of soldiers 
at annual 
service training 
camps. 



Horseshoers. 

Bandsmen and 
cooks. 



Chap.2S7 An Act authorizing the payment of interest upon the 

REPAYMENT OF UNWARRANTED INCOME, SUCCESSION OR 
CORPORATION TAXES, AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN CHANGES 
IN APPEALS FROM ABATEMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-seven of chapter fifty-eight 
of the General Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred 
and eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"manner" in the ninth line the words: — and with or with- 
out interest, — so as to read as follows : — Section 27. If it 
shall appear that an income tax, a legacy and succession 
tax, or a tax or excise upon a corporation, foreign or domestic, 
was in whole or in part illegally assessed or levied, or was 
excessive or unwarranted, the commissioner may, with 
the approval of the attorney general, issue a certificate 
that the party aggrieved by such tax or excise is entitled 
to an abatement, stating the amount thereof. If the tax 
or excise has been paid, the state treasurer shall pay the 
amount thus certified in such manner and with or without 
interest as the certificate shall provide, without any appropri- 
ation therefor by the general court. No certificate for the 
abatement of any tax or excise shall be issued under this 
section unless application therefor is made to the commis- 
sioner within two years after the date of the bill for said 
tax or excise, or for an amount exceeding the sum which in 



G. L. 58, § 27, 
etc., amended. 



Abatement 
and repayment 
of unwarranted 
income, suc- 
cession or 
corporation 
taxes. 



Repayment 
with or with- 
out interest, 
etc. 



Applications 
for abatement, 
etc. 



to 
towns, etc. 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 287. 295 

equity and good conscience ought to be abated under all the 
circumstances of the case. In issuing certificates hereunder, Equalization of 
the commissioner and attorney general may, if they deem ^payment. 
it expedient, equalize the burden of repayment by providing 
in the certificate for postponement of payment, or for 
payment by instalments. The decision of the commissioner 
and attorney general shall be final. The state treasurer shall ^^'^H Yn'e^"'^^'^ 
retain from the sums next to be distributed to any city or tain sums from 
town under sections eighteen to twenty-four, inclusive, an d'^sTAbuted 
amount equal to the sum which has already been paid to cities and 
such city or town on account of any tax or excise refunded 
under this section. This section shall be in addition to in addition to 
and not in modification of any other remedies. °*'^'"" ''^"^'^'*'"'- 

Section 2. Section forty-five of chapter sixty-two of <^|_ l. 62^ § 45^ 
the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter 
three hundred and thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the fourth line, the word "ten" and inserting in 
place "thereof the word: — thirty, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 4-5. Any person aggrieved by the refusal of the Taxation of 

. 1 . . 11 ■ . 1 , . incomes, appeal 

commissioner to abate, in whole or in part, under section from decision 
forty-three, a tax assessed under this chapter, may appeal gfon"™^'^' 
therefrom, within thirty days after receiving notice of the corporations 
decision of the commissioner, by filing a complaint with the as'toabat^" 
clerk of the board of appeal from decisions of the commis- ™^"'^S' ^t*'- 
sioner. If, on hearing, said board finds that the person 
making the appeal was entitled to an abatement under sec- 
tion forty-three from the tax assessed on him, it shall make 
such abatement as it sees fit. The decision of the board of 
appeal shall, except as otherwise provided herein, be final 
and conclusive, and shall be communicated in writing to the 
petitioner and the commissioner within five days thereafter. 
Any taxes assessed under this chapter or corresponding Abatement of , 
provisions of earlier laws, which are unpaid and uncollec- unc'oi'iectiiiie 
tible, may be abated by the board of appeal on the recom- taxes. 
mendation of the attorney general and the commissioner at 
any time after the expiration of five years from the date 
when the same became payable. 

Section 3. Section forty-seven of said chapter sixty-two, g. l. 62, § 47. 
as amended by section one of chapter one hundred and ^*''' ^n^ended. 
thirteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one 
and by section four of chapter two hundred and eighty-seven 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the tenth line, the word 
"ten" and inserting in place thereof the word: — thirty, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section J^7 . Any person ag- Appeal upon 
grieved by the refusal of the commissioner to abate in whole mi^sloner of ™' 
or in part under section forty-three a tax assessed under this corporations 

1 , 111 • 1 1 • J • II. • 'ind taxation 

chapter, and wno has paid his tax, may, instead of pursuing to abate income 
the remedy provided in section forty-five, appeal from such *'*'"'^' *^*^''' 
refusal by filing a complaint against the commissioner in 
the superior court for the county where such person resides 
or has his principal place of business, or, if such person claims 



296 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 287. 



Repayment of 
abatement with 
interest, etc. 



G. L. 63, § 28, 
etc., amended. 



Taxation of 

insurance 

companies. 



Notice of 
amount of 
assessment. 
Taxes, when 
due and 
payable. 



Interest. 



Application for 
correction. 

Hearing by 

board of 

appeal. 

G. L. 03, § 51, 

amended. 

Abatement of 
taxi's assessed 
upon business 
corporations. 



Repayment of 
abatement with 
interest. 



Appeal upon 
refusal of 
commissioner 
to abate, etc. 



a domicile without the commonwealth, by filing a complaint 
against the commissioner in the superior court for any county, 
within thirty days after the notice by the commissioner of 
his decision in accordance with section forty-three. An 
order of notice shall be issued by said court and served on 
the commissioner within such time as the court directs, and 
subsequent proceedings shall be conducted in accordance 
with sections sixty-five to sixty-eight, inclusive, of chapter 
fifty-nine. If an abatement is granted, the amount thereof 
shall be repaid to the complainant by the state treasurer, 
with interest at the rate of six per cent per annum from the 
time when the tax was paid, and costs. 

Section 4. Section twenty-eight of chapter sixty-three 
of the General Laws, as amended by section five of chapter 
five hundred and twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-two and by section four of chapter three hun- 
dred and seventy-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 
the twelfth line, the word " ten" and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — thirty, — so as to read as follows: — Section 28. 
The commissioner, from such returns, and from such other 
evidence as he may obtain, shall assess upon all insurance 
companies subject to this chapter the taxes imposed by 
sections twenty to twenty-three, inclusive, and shall forth- 
with upon making such assessment give to every such com- 
pany notice of the amount thereof. Such taxes shall become 
due and pa^yable to the commissioner thirty days after the 
date of such notice but not later than July first. All such 
taxes shall bear interest at the rate of six per cent per annum 
from the date payable until July first and, whether assessed 
before or after July first, shall bear interest at the rate of 
twelve per cent per annum from July first until they are paid. 
Within thirty days after the date of such notice the com- 
pany may apply to the commissioner for a correction of said 
excise, and in default of settlement may be heard thereon 
by the board of appeal. 

Section 5. Said chapter sixty-three is hereby further 
amended by striking out section fifty-one and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 51. Any corpora- 
tion aggrieved by the assessment of a tax under sections 
thirty to fifty, inclusive, may apply to the commissioner for 
an abatement thereof at any time within thirty days after 
the date upon which the notice of assessment is sent; and 
if after a hearing or otherwise the commissioner finds that 
the tax is excessive in amount or that the corporation 
assessed is not subject thereto, he shall abate it in whole or 
in part accordingly. If the tax has been paid the state 
treasurer shall repay to the corporation assessed the amount 
of such abatement, with interest thereon at the rate of six 
I)er cent per annum from the time when it was paid. Any 
corporation aggrieved by the refusal of the commissioner to 
abate a tax in whole or in part under this section may appeal 
in the manner provided by section seventy-one. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 288, 289. 297 

Section 6. Section scvciity-onc of said chapter sixty- G. l. 63, § 71, 
three, as amended by chapter one hundred and twenty- '^^''' ^""^"'^®'^- 
tliree of the acts of nineteen liundred and twenty-one and 
by section two of cluipter three hundred and thirty-nine of 
the acts of nineteen huiuhed and twenty-two, is hereby 
further anienck-d by striking out, in tlie fifth hnc, the word 
"ten" and inserting in jjlaee thereof tlie word: — thirty, — • 
and by inserting after the word "commonwealth" in the 
twelfth and thirteenth lines the words: — with interest at 
the rate of six per cent per annum from the time of pay- 
ment, — so as to read as follows: — Section 71. Except as Taxation of 
otherwise provided, any party aggrieved by any decision of ap'peaUrom' 
the commissioner upon any matter arising under this chapter decisions of 
from which an appeal is given, may apply to the board of of corporations 
appeal from decisions of the commissioner within thirty ^"'^ taxation. 
days after notice of his decision. Said board shall hear and 
decide the subject matter of such appeal, and give notice of 
its decision to the commissioner and the appellant; and its 
decision shall be final and conclusive as to questions of 
fact, although payments have been made as required by the 
decision appealed from. Any overpayment of tax determined ^^bg^^p'-n"*^"*^^ 
by decision of said board of appeal shall be reimbursed by bursed, etc. 
the commonwealth with interest at the rate of six per cent 
per annum from the time of payment. Taxes, excises, costs Abatement of 

*^ !• 1 • •• 1 J • unpaid and 

or expenses ot any kma assessed upon any corporation, com- uncollectible 
pany or association, except a municipal corporation, under *^^®^' excises, 
the provisions of this chapter or corresponding provisions of 
earlier laws, wjiich are unpaid and are uncollectible, may be 
abated by the board of appeal on the recommendation of the 
attorney general and commissioner at any time after the 
expiration of five years from the date when the same became 
payable. Approved April 29, 1926. 

An Act providing for clerical assistance for the QJiqj) 288 

TRIAL justice IN THE TOWN OF LUDLOW. " ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and nineteen of the General Laws g. l. 219, new 
is hereby amended by inserting after section seventeen the §''17!°" ^ 
following new section: — Section 17 A. The trial justice in Clerical assist- 
the town of Ludlow shall annually be allowed for clerical j^^Tice^in "own 
assistance in his office a sum not exceeding five hundred °^ Ludlow. 
dollars to be paid by the county of Hampden, subject to the 
approval of the county commissioners thereof. 

Approved April 29, 1926. 



Chap.289 



An Act to provide for the care and treatment of 
certain persons who receive pensions, annuities or 
retirement allowances from public funds. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-two of the General Laws is hereby amended ^- ^Pi § ^2, 

, , -1 . . . , , 1 • , • • 1 amended. 

by stnkmg out section nmety-two and inserting m place 



298 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 290. 



Pledge, mort- 
gage, sale, etc., 
of pensions, 
etc., from 
public funds 
to be void. 



Penalty. 

Expense of 
supporting 
persons receiv- 
ing such pen- 
sions, etc., 
upon becoming 
public charges 
to be deducted 
from such 
pensions, etc. 



thereof the following section: — Section 92. Any pledge, 
mortgage, sale, assignment or transfer of any right, claim or 
interest in any pension, annuity or retirement allowance 
from the commonwealth or any county, city, or town shall 
be void. Whoever is a party to such pledge, mortgage, sale, 
assignment or transfer of any right, claim or interest in any 
pension, annuity or retirement allowance or pension cer- 
tificate from the commonwealth or any county, city or 
town, or holds the same as collateral security for any debt 
or promise, or upon any pretext of such security or promise, 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred 
dollars. If a person receiving a pension, annuity or retire- 
ment allowance becomes a charge upon the commonwealth, 
or any county, city or town thereof, the expense incurred 
by the commonwealth, or any such county, city or town, 
for his maintenance and support shall, unless otherwise 
paid, be deducted from such pension, annuity or retirement 
allowance as it becomes due and payable, and the amount 
of such deduction shall thereupon be paid to the department, 
board, commission or officer by whom or under whose 
authority such expense was incurred. 

Approved April 29, 1926. 



Chap.290 



G. L. 182, § 1, 
amended. 



Definitions. 
"Association". 



" Commis- 
sioner". 

"Department' 

"Trust" as 
used in first 
seven sec- 
tions, etc. 



An Act relative to certain trusts. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and 
eighty-two of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: — 
When used in the first seven sections of this chapter, the 
word "trust" shall mean a trust operating under a written 
instrument or declaration of trust, the beneficial interest 
under which is divided into transferable certificates of 
participation or shares, other than a trust established for 
the sole purpose of exercising the voting rights pertaining 
to corporate stock or other securities in accordance with the 
terms of a written instrument, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 1. The following words, as used in this chapter, 
shall have the following meanings: "Association", a vol- 
untary association under a written instrument or declaration 
of trust, the beneficial interest under which is divided into 
transferable certificates of participation or shares. " Com- 
missioner", the commissioner of corporations and taxation. 
"Department", the department of public utilities. When 
used in the first seven sections of this chapter, the word 
"trust" shall mean a trust operating under a written instru- 
ment or declaration of trust, the beneficial interest under 
which is divided into transferable certificates of participation 
or shares, other than a trust established for the sole pur- 
pose of exercising the voting rights pertaining to corporate 
stock or other securities in accordance with the terms of 
a written instrument. 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 290. 299 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter one hundred and ^ r- '^2, 5 2, 
eighty-two, as amen(ied by chapter two liundred and seventy- 
two of the acts of nineteen hunch-ed and twenty-two, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word " associ- 
ation" in the second, fourth and ninth hnes in each instance 
the words: — or trust, — so as to read as follows: — Section Copies of 
S. The trustees of an association or trust shall file a copy ^niiftt^'.'or^ 
of the written instrument or declaration of trust creating it t^usti^'to^be °' 
with the commissioner and with the clerk of every town where filed, etc. 
such association or trust has a usual place of business. The 
fee for filing said copy with the commissioner shall be fifty Fee. 
dollars. Such trustees shall also, within thirty days after 
the adoption of any amendment thereof, file a copy of said 
amendment with said commissioner and said clerk. The Penalty. 
trustees of every association or trust, whose written instru- 
ment or declaration of trust creating it is not filed as required 
in this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than 
three months. 

Section 3. Section three of said chapter one hundred and ^^j^f^?' ^ ^' 
eighty-two is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"association" in the first line the words: — or trust, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 3. The trustees of an Copies of 
association or trust who own or control a majority of the ^mst,'^etc°?of°^ 
capital stock of a gas or electric company shall also file a associations or 

„ , . . 1 1 • p trusts owning, 

copy of the written instrument or declaration or trust creat- etc., gas or 
ing it with the department and shall also within thirty days pany s'tooTto 
after the adoption of any amendment of such instrument or ^e filed, etc. 
declaration file a copy thereof with the department. Every Penalty. 
such trustee who fails to comply with the foregoing require- 
ments shall be punished by a fine of not more than five 
hundred dollars or by imprisonment for three months. 

Section 4. Section four of said chapter one hundred and G- ^•,'^,-' § *- 
eighty-two is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"association" in the first line the words: — or trust, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 4. The trustees of an associ- Annual state- 
ation or trust who own or control a majority of the capital dations 0/^^°" 
stock of a railroad, street railway, gas or electric company etcf raXoadf 
shall annually on or before April first file with the commis- street railway, 
sioner and with the department a statement showing the company stock • 
number of shares of such company owned or controlled by 
them and the stockholders of record on the books of such 
company in whose names such shares are held. Every such Penalty. 
trustee who fails to comply with this section shall be pun- 
ished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by 
imprisonment for three months. 

Section 5. Section six of said chapter one hundred and G- L- 182, § e, 
eighty-two is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"association" in the first and fourth lines in each instance 
the words: — or trust, — so as to read as follows: — Sec- Suits against 
tion G. An association or trust may be sued in an action trusts? etc"^ ""^ 
at law for debts and other obligations or liabilities con- 
tracted or incurred by the trustees, or by the duly author- 



300 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 291, 292. 



Attachment 

of property. 

Service of 

process. 

G. L. 182, § 7, 

amended. 



Examination, 
etc., of books, 
accounts, etc., 
of associations 
or trusts own- 
ing or holding 
capital stoclc 
of certain 
public service 
corporations or 
companies. 

Reports and 
information, 
etc. 



ized agents of such trustees, or by any duly authorized 
officer of the association or trust, in tlie performance of their 
respective duties under sucli written instruments or declara- 
tions of trust, and for any damages to persons or property 
resulting from the negligence of such trustees, agents or 
officers acting in the performance of their respective duties, 
and its property shall be subject to attachment and execu- 
tion in like manner as if it were a corporation, and service of 
process upon one of the trustees shall be sufficient. 

Section 6. Section seven of said chapter one hundred 
and eighty-two is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "association" in the third line the words: — -or trust, 
— so as to read as follows : — Section 7. The department 
may by its members or duly anthorized employees investi- 
gate and examine the books, accounts, contracts, records 
and memoranda of the trustees of any association or trust, 
who own or hold the capital stock or any part thereof of a 
railroad, street railway, electric railroad or elevated railway 
corporation or gas or electric company, and may require 
said trustees to furnish such reports and information as the 
department shall from time to time direct with respect to 
the relations and dealings between such trustees and any 
such corporation or company. Approved April 29, 1926. 



G. L. 146, § 22, 
amended. 



Fees for in- 
spection of 
boilers by 
division of in- 
spection of 
department of 
public safety. 



C/iap.291 An Act establishing the fees for the inspection of 

BOILERS BY THE DIVISION OF INSPECTION OF THE DEPART- 
MENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-two of chapter one hundred and forty-six 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in 
the second line, the word "five" and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — ten, — and by striking out, in the 
fourth line, the word "two" and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — five, — so as to read as follows: — Section 22. 
The owner or user of a boiler inspected by the division shall 
pay to the commissioner ten dollars for each boiler internally 
and externally inspected, and two dollars for each visit for 
external inspection under steam, and five dollars for each 
cast iron sectional boiler inspected. The commissioner shall 
pay to the commonwealth all sums so received. 

Approved April 29, 1926. 

Chap.2Q2 An Act relative to settlements of certain persons. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^c ^amended. Chapter ouc hundred and sixteen of the General Laws, 
as amended in section five by chapter four hundred and 
seventy-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two 
and by chapter thirty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section and inserting in place thereof the following: — 

Settlements of Section f). Exccpt as otherwise provided in this section, 

certain persons, ^ . . -^ iPi- , 

continuance, each Settlement existing on August twelttli, nineteen hun- 

loss, etc. 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 293. 301 

dred and clt'ven, sludl continue in force until defeated under 
this cluipter, but from and after said date failure for five 
consecutive years by a person, after reaching twenty-one 
years of age, to reside in a town where he had a settlement, 
shall defeat a settlement acquired under clause First of 
section one, or a settlement of a woman acquired under clause 
Second of said section one provided the settlement of her 
husband is defeated. The settlement of a minor acquired 
under eitlier clause Third or Fourth of section one, except 
the settlement of a female minor who has married, shall be 
defeated with the settlement of the parents. The time during Time in insti- 
which a person shall be an inmate of any almshouse, jail, coun"ed"etc. 
prison, or other public or state institution, within the com- 
monwealth or in any manner under its care and direction, 
or that of an officer tliereof, or of a soldiers' or sailors' home 
whether within or without the commonwealth, shall not 
be counted in computing the time either for acquiring or 
defeating a settlement, except as provided in section two. 
The settlement existing on August twelfth, nineteen hun- Settlements 
dred and sixteen, or any settlement subsequently acquired, aaiforso?^' 
of a person whose service in or with the army, navy or ma- '"'irmes, etc. 
rine corps of the United States qualifies him to receive aid 
or relief under the provisions of chapter one hundred and 
fifteen, and the settlement of his wife, widow until she re- 
marries, father or mother, qualified by his service to receive 
relief under said chapter one hundred and fifteen, shall not 
be defeated, except by failure to reside in the common- 
wealth for five consecutive years or by the acquisition of a 
new settlement. Approved April SO, 1926. 



Chap.293 



An Act providing for the reconstruction of the east 
saugus bridge over the saugus river between the 

town of SAUGUS AND THE CITY OF LYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of Essex county 
Essex, subject to all provisions of law applicable thereto, are may recon- 
hereby authorized, whenever in their judgment it will best laugui^bridge 
serve the public interest, to reconstruct East Saugus bridge, oyer Saugus 

,, , ^u o • j_ T • 1 1 river between 

so-called, over tne baugus river at Lmcoln avenue and Saugus and 
partly in the town of Saugus and partly in the city of Lynn, ^^""' 
including the approaches thereto. 

Section 2. The cost and expenses incurred under this Limitation and 
act shall not exceed the sum of twenty -five thousand five costlmi °^ 
hundred dollars, and shall be paid in the first instance by expenses. 
the county of Essex. The treasurer of said county, with County treas- 
the approval of the county commissioners, may borrow by "ow moneys" 
a temporary loan or loans on the credit of the county such etc. 
sums not exceeding the said amount as may from time to 
time be required to meet the cost and expenses aforesaid, 
including interest, and may issue notes of the county therefor 
and may sell such notes at public or private sale upon such 



302 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 293. 



County com- 
missioners to 
file statement 
of cost, etc. 



Assessment 
upon city of 
Lynn and town 
of Saugus of 
proportion of 
cost, etc. 



Proceedings 
upon refusal 
or neglect of 
said city or 
town to pay, 
etc. 



County of 
Essex may 
borrow to pay 
its proportion 
of cost and 
expenses. 



County of 
Essex, East 
Saugus Bridge 
Loan, Act of 
1926. 



Town of Saugus 
may borrow to 
pay its pro- 
portion of 
cost and ex- 
penses. 



Town of 
Saugus, East 
Saugus Bridge 



term.s and conditions as tlie county commissioners may deem 
proper. The said treasurer may renew the same for such 
periods as may be necessary. All amounts so borrowed 
shall be deposited in the treasury of the county, and the said 
treasurer shall pay out the same as ordered by the county 
commissioners, and shall keep a separate and accurate 
account of all moneys borrowed and expended under the 
provisions of this act, including interest. 

Section 3. Upon the completion of said bridge and the 
approaches thereto, the county commissioners shall file in 
the office of the clerk of the courts for said county a de- 
tailed statement, certified under their hands of the actual 
cost and expenses, including interest on all moneys borrowed 
under the authority of section two, for the reconstruction of 
said bridge and the approaches thereto, and they shall give 
notice to the city of Lynn and to the inhabitants of the town 
of Saugus and assess upon said city and upon said town a 
sum, in each case, equal to thirty-three and one third per 
cent of said cost and expenses, and the said city and town 
shall pay into the treasury of the county the amount so 
assessed within sixty days after notice by the county com- 
missioners that the foregoing provisions of this act have 
been complied with. If the said city or town shall refuse 
or neglect to pay its proportion of said cost and expenses, 
said county commissioners shall, after notice to the city or 
town, as the case may be, issue a warrant against said city 
or town for its proportion, with interest and costs of the 
notice and warrant, and the same shall be collected and 
paid into the treasury of the county of Essex and applied 
to meet the temporary loans issued by the county under 
section two or to pay said cost and expenses. 

Section 4. For the purpose of paying the proportion of 
the said cost and expenses which is to be borne by the county 
of Essex, the county treasurer, with the approval of the 
county commissioners, may borrow such sum as may be 
necessary, not exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars, and 
may issue notes of the county therefor, which shall bear on 
their face the words, County of Essex, East Saugus Bridge 
Loan, Act of 1926. Such loan shall be paid within one year 
from its date. Such notes shall be signed by the treasurer 
of the county and countersigned by a majority of the county 
commissioners. Said county may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as the 
county commissioners may deem proper, but not for less 
than their par value. Indebtedness incurred hereunder shall, 
except as herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five 
of the General Laws. The town of Saugus, for the purpose 
of paying its proportion of said cost and expenses, may 
borrow from time to time such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, eighty-five hundred dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on 
their face the words. Town of Saugus, East Saugus Bridge 
Loan, Act of 192G. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 294. 303 

separate loan, and such loans shall be paid within five years Loan, Act of 
from their dates. The city of Lynn, for the purpose of pay- ''^."''' 
ing its proportion of said cost and expenses, may borrow msiy borrow to 
such sum as may be necessary, not exceeding eighty-five uon oF cosT"'^" 
hundred dollars, and may issue notes therefor, which shall and expenses. 
bear on their face the words. City of Lynn, East Saugus city of Lynn, 
Bridge Loan, Act of 192G. Such loan shall be paid within H^dgcTJan. 
one year from its date. Indebtedness incurred by said city Act of 1926. 
and by said town under this act shall be in excess of their 
respective statutory limits, but shall, except as herein pro- 
vided, be subjfct to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws. The proceeds of loans issued by said city and by Proceeds of 
said town shall be paid into the county treasury of said pos'itionretc. 
county and, together with the proceeds of loans issued by 
said county under this section, shall be applied to meet tem- 
porary loans of said county issued in accordance with section 
two or to pay said cost and expenses. 

Section 5. The county commissioners, acting in the County com- 
name and on the behalf of such city or town, may pur- purchale'^or"'*^ 
chase, or take by eminent domain under chapter seventy- ^'^^^ lands, 
nine of the General Laws, such lands, rights and easements 
in such city or town as may be required to carry out the 
purposes of this act. All expenditures made under authority Expenditures, 
of this section, including land damages, shall be included in Lci'ud'ed In cost 
the cost and expenses of said bridge and its approaches. l^^ expenses, 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its accept- submission 
ance by the county commissioners of the county of Essex; ^^^^t^y'^com- 
provided, that such acceptance occurs during the current missioners. 
year. Approved April 30, 1926. ^'■°^^^°- 

An Act relative to official interpreters for the QJiq^jj 294 

SUPERIOR court. 

Be it enacted etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and twenty-one of the General G- l. 221, § 92, 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section ninety-two 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — ■ Section 92. OfHciai inter- 
The justices of tiie superior court may appoint such official superior court, 
interpreters as they may deem necessary for the sessions of appointment, 
the court, and fix their compensation. Such interpreters 
shall hold their positions at the pleasure of the court and 
render such additional service as any justice of the court 
requires. No official interpreter shall request or receive. Not to request 

.. , • 1 • . 1 J • J 1 e • or receive any 

directly or indirectly, any gratuity, bonus or tee, in con- gratuity, bonus 
nection with any case pending, or in course of preparation °' ^®®' ^^'^■ 
for presentation to said court; provided, that upon request Proviso. 
of the district attorney such interpreter may, in the dis- 
cretion of the court, receive such compensation as the court 
may allow for his services as an interpreter at such hours or 
times as the courts are not in session, which shall be paid 
under section twenty-four of chapter twelve. 

This section shall not prevent the justices from allowing Compensation 
reasonable compensation to other interpreters when the terpreters, etc. 



304 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 295. 



Expenses, pay- 
ment by 
county, etc. 



services of the official interpreters are not available. The 
expenses incurred hereunder shall be paid by the county in 
which the prosecution, suit or action is pending. 

Approved April 30, 1926. 



Chav.29b ^^ ^^t authorizing the town of wilbraham to pur- 

CHA.se water from the city of SPRINGFIELD FOR THE 
USE OF THE INHABITANTS OF SAID TOWN. 



Town of 
Wilbiaham 
may supply 
itself and its 
inhabitants 
with water. 



May purchase 
water from 
city of Spring- 
field, etc. 

May construct, 
lay, etc., con- 
duits, pipes, 
etc., to con- 
nect with 
sources of 
supply of city 
of Springfield 
in town of 
Ludlow, etc. 



May acquire 
certain land, 
etc. 



May erect 
structures, lay 
pipes, etc. 



May dig up, 
etc., lands, 
highways, etc. 



Provisos. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. The town of Wilbraham may supply itself 
and its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of 
fires and for domestic and other purposes; may establish 
fountains and hydrants, relocate or discontinue the same, 
and may regulate the use of such water, and for such purpose 
may purchase from the city of Springfield, and said city may 
sell to said town, water from its sources of supply wherever 
located. 

Section 2. The said town of Wilbraham, for the pur- 
poses aforesaid, may construct, lay, maintain, operate and 
repair conduits, pipes and other works necessary to connect 
with the sources of supply of said city of Springfield located 
in the town of Ludlow and convey water therefrom through 
said town of Ludlow into and throughout the town of 
Wilbraham, and also conduits, pipes and other work neces- 
sary to connect with the water mains of said city at the 
boundary line between said town of Wilbraham and said 
city and convey water therefrom throughout said town, and 
may, for such purposes, lease, or take by eminent domain 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire 
by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all land, rights of way 
and easements within the town of Wilbraham and within 
the town of Ludlow necessary therefor. For the purposes 
aforesaid, said town of Wilbraham may construct and may 
erect on the lands taken or held under the provisions of this 
act proper buildings, reservoirs, standpipes, fixtures and other 
structures, and may make excavations, procure and operate 
machinery, and provide such other means and appliances 
and do such other things as may be necessary for the estab- 
lishment and maintenance of complete and effective water 
works; and for that purpose may construct reservoirs, estab- 
lish pumping works and lay down and maintain conduits, 
pipes and other works under or over any lands, water 
courses, railways, railroads or public or private ways, and 
along any such way in said town of Wil})ra.ham or said town 
of Ludlow in such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct 
the same; and for the purpose of constructing, laying, 
maintaining, operating and repairing such confluits, pipes 
and other works, and for all other proper purposes of this 
act, said town of Wilbraham may dig up or raise and embank 
any such lands, highways or other ways in such manner as to 
cause the least liindrance to public travel thereon; provided, 
that no public way in the town of Ludlow shall be dug up, 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 295. 305 

and no conduits or j)ipcs .shall \)v laid in any such public 
way, except under the direction of the selectmen of said 
town of Ludlow, and provided, further, that any pul)lic 
way so dug up shall be restored by the town of Wilbraham 
to a condition satisfactory to the selectmen of the town of 
Ludlow. Said town of AVilbraliam shall not enter upon. Restrictions as 
construct or lay any conduits, pipes or other works within \?^,l"!.l^ "''°" 
the location of any railroad corporation except at such time lowu ions. 
and in such manner as it may agree upon with such corpora- 
tion or in case of failure so to agree as may be approved by 
the department of public utilities. Any person or corpora- Damages, 
tion injured in his or its property by any action of said town '^'^'^'^"'^'■'y' ®'<'- 
of Will)raham or board under this act may recover damages 
from said town under said chapter seventy-nine. 

Section 3. The land taken under this act shall be man- Board of water 
aged, improved and controlled by the board of water com- to"<^troreTc. 
missioners of the town of Wilbraham, hereinafter provided 
for, in such manner as they shall deem for the best interest 
of the said town. 

Section 4. The town of Wilbraham may, for the pur- Town of 
pose of cariying out the provisions of this act, borrow from may torrow 
time to time such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, money, etc. 
in the aggregate, one hundred thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face 
the words, Town of Wilbraham Water Loan, Act of 192G. Town of 

, , . , . 1 11 • 1 1 Wilbraham 

Lach authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and Water Loan, 
such loans shall be paid in not more than thirty years from ^'^*' °^ ^^"®- 
their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be 
in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as pro- 
vided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws. 

Section 5. Said town of Wilbraham shall, at the time Payment of 
of authorizing said loan or loans, provide for the payment ^°*°' ^^^' 
thereof in accordance with the provisions of section four; 
and when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, 
with the income derived from the water rates, will be suf- 
ficient to pay the annual expense of operating the water 
works and the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes 
issued as aforesaid, and to make such payments on the prin- 
cipal as may be required under the provisions of this act shall 
without further vote be assessed by the assessors of the said 
town annually thereafter in the same manner as other taxes, 
until the debt incurred by the said loan or loans is extin- 
guished. 

Section 6. Said town of Wilbraham may furnish water Town of 
for domestic and other purposes to such inhabitants of the mayTurn^h 
town of Ludlow living in the vicinity of the pipe lines of •^'habitant^oT" 
said town of W ilbrahain constructed and maintained under town of 
the provisions of this act, upon such terms as may be agreed " °'"' ^ "' 
upon by the town of Wilbraham and the takers of water in 
the town of Ludlow. For said purpose, the town of Wil- 
braham may construct, lay, maintain, operate and repair 
such pipes and other works in the town of Ludlow as may 
be necessary. 



306 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 295. 



Board of water 
commissioners, 
election, terms, 
etc. 



Authority, etc. 



Quorum. 



Vacancies, how 
filled. 



To fix water 
rates, etc 



Net surplus, 
how to be used. 



Annual, etc., 
reports. 



Penalty for 
polluting water, 
etc. 



Section 7. The said town of Wilbraham shall, after its 
acceptance of this act, at the sanie or a subsequent meeting, 
elect by ballot three persons to constitute a board of water 
commissioners, one of whom shall hold office until the 
expiration of three years, one until the expiration of two 
years, and one until the expiration of one year, from the 
next succeeding annual town meeting; and at the annual 
town meeting held on the day on which the shortest of such 
terms expires and at each annual town meeting thereafter 
one such commissioner shall be elected by ballot for the 
term of three years. All the authority granted to the said 
town by this act, except sections four and five and not 
otherwise specially provided for shall be vested in said 
board of water commissioners, who shall be subject, how- 
ever, to such instructions, rules and regulations as said town 
may impose by its vote. A majority of said commissioners 
shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 
Any vacancy occurring in said board from any cause may be 
filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by said town 
at any legal town meeting called for the purpose. Any 
such vacancy may be filled temporarily by a majority vote 
of the selectmen, and the person so appointed shall hold 
office until the town fills the vacancy in the manner specified 
herein. 

Section 8. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- 
table prices and rates for the use of water, and shall prescribe 
the time and manner of payment. The income of the water 
works shall be applied to defraying all operating expenses, 
interest charges and payments on the principal as they 
accrue upon any bonds or notes issued under authority of 
this act. If there should be a net surplus remaining after 
providing for the aforesaid charges it shall be used for such 
new construction as the water commissioners may determine 
upon, and in case a surplus should remain after payment for 
such new construction the water rates shall be reduced pro- 
portionately. No money shall be expended in new con- 
struction by the water commissioners except from the net 
surplus aforesaid unless the said town of Will)raham ap- 
propriates and provides money therefor. All authority 
vested in said commissioners by the foregoing provisions 
of this section shall be subject to the provisions of section 
seven. Said commissioners shall annually, and as often 
as the said town may require, render a report upon the con- 
dition of the works under their charge and an account of 
their doings, including an account of receipts and expend- 
itures. 

Section 9. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, 
pollutes or diverts any of the waters taken or held under 
this act, or injures any structure, work or other property 
owned, held or used by said town of Wilbraham under the 
authority and for the purposes of this act, shall forfeit and 
pay to said town three times the amount of damages as- 
sessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; and upon 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 296, 297. 307 

conviction of any one of the above wilful or wanton acts 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred 
dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year. 

Section 10. Tliis act shall take effect upon its accept- Submission to 
ance by a majority of the voters of the town of Wilbraham of'wifbraham" 
present and votini,' thereon at a town meeting caHcd for the '^^°- 
purpose within tliree years after its passage; but the nuui- 
ber of meetings so called in any year shall not exceed three; 
and for the purpose only of being submitted to the voters 
of said town as aforesaid this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. Approved April 30, 192G. 



An Act relative to the effective dates of certain Qhn'r) OQR 

LAWS enacted at THE CURRENT SESSION OF THE GENERAL 
COURT AFFECTING THE FUNCTIONS OF THE COURTS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would wholly Emergency 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an p'"*'^""®- 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapters one hundred and ninety-two, one hundred and Effective datea 
ninety-three, two hundred and three, two hundred and enacted at ^^^ 
twenty-seven, two hundred and twenty-eight, two hundred of'g'e°nerar^'°'^ 
and thirty, two hundred and forty-five, two hundred and oourtaffecting 
fifty-three, two hundred and sixty-six, two hundred and courts^"^" 
sixty-seven and two hundred and seventy-one of the acts 
of the current year shall not take effect until the first day 
of September in the current year. 

Approved April 30, 1926. 



' Chap.297 



An Act establishing a finance commission for the city 
of lowell. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Within sixty days after the effective date of Finance com- 
this act, the governor, with the advice and consent of the dty o^Loweii, 
council, shall appoint a finance commission for the city of b^^°ovenior* 
Lowell to consist of three persons, registered voters in said membership', 
city, who shall have been such for at least five years prior 
to the date of their appointment, hereinafter called the 
commission. Vacancies in the commission shall be filled for Vacancies. 
the unexpired term by the governor, with the advice and 
consent of the council. The members of the commission Removals. 
may be removed by the governor with the advice and consent 
of the council for such cause as he shall deem sufficient. 
The chairman shall be designated by the governor and shall Chairman, 
receive an annual salary of three thousand dollars, which ^^''"'^ °^- 
shall be paid in monthly instalments by said city. The Salaries of 
other members of said commission shall receive an annual "'''"^'' "^embers. 



308 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 297. 



Quarters in 
city hall. 

Departments, 
etc., to submit 
requests for 
appropriations. 
Commission to 
make up bud- 
gets, etc. 



Mayor may 
increase or 
reduce budget 
items. 

City council 
may reduce 
budget items. 
Commission to 
investigate and 
report as to 
appropriations, 
loans, ex- 
penditures, etc. 



Annual report 
to general 
court. 

Commission 
may investi- 
gate pay 
rolls, bills, 
etc., before 
payment, etc. 



Power to 
disapprove pay 
rolls, etc. 



Commission 
may employ 
experts, counsel 
and other 
assistants, etc. 



Annual ap- 
propriation. 



Incurring of 
expenses in 
anticipation of 
appropriation. 



Commission 
may require 
attendance and 
testimony of 
witnesses, pro- 
duction of 
books, papers, 
etc. 



salary of five hundred dollars each, payable in monthly in- 
stalments by said city. The commission shall be furnished 
by said city with suitable quarters in its city hall. 

Section 2. The various departments and officers of the 
city shall submit in detail to the commission on its request 
all requests for appropriations. The commission shall, after 
investigation, make up in conformity to law the annual 
and supplementary budgets of said city which shall be sub- 
mitted to the mayor in season to be submitted by him to 
the city council as required by the charter of said city. The 
mayor may increase or reduce any item included therein 
giving his reasons in writing therefor and he shall submit 
the same to the city council which may reduce but not in- 
crease any item included therein. 

Section 3. It shall be the duty of the commission from 
time to time to investigate any and all matters relating to 
appropriations, loans, expenditures, accounts and methods 
of administration aft'ecting said city, or any department, 
board or officer thereof, that may appear to the commission 
to require investigation, and to report thereon from time to 
time to the mayor, the city council, the governor or the 
general court. The commission shall make an annual report 
in January of each year to the general court. 

Section 4. Any pay roll, bill or other claim against the 
city shall, on request in writing of the commission filed with 
the city auditor, be referred by the said auditor to the com- 
mission before being presented to the city treasurer for pay- 
ment. The commission shall immediately investigate the 
same and report thereon, and pending such report payment 
shall be withheld. The commission shall have like power 
to disapprove any pay roll, bill or claim against the city as 
city auditors have under section fifty-two of chapter forty- 
one of the General Laws. 

Section 5. The commission is authorized to employ such 
experts, counsel, and other assistants, and to incur such 
other expenses as it may deem necessary, and the same shall 
be paid by said city upon requisition by the commission, not 
exceeding in the aggregate in any j^ear the sum of ten thou- 
sand dollars, or such additional sums as may be appro- 
priated for the purpose by the city council, and approved by 
the mayor. A sum sufficient to cover the salaries of the mem- 
bers of the commission and the further sum of at least ten 
thousand dollars to meet the expenses as aforesaid shall be 
appropriated each year by said city. The commission shall 
have the same right to incur expenses in anticipation of 
its appropriation as if it were a regular department of said 
city. 

Section 6. For the purpose of enabling the said com- 
mission to perform the duties and carry out the objects 
herein contemplated, and to enable the mayor, the city 
council, the governor or the general court to receive the 
reports and findings of said commission as a basis for such 
laws, ordinances, or administrative orders as may be deemed 



Acts, 192G. — Chap. 297. 309 

meet, the comniission sliall have power to require tlie attend- 
ance and testimony of witnesses and the production of all 
books, papers, contracts and documents relating to any 
matter within the scope of any investigation authorized by 
this act, or wliicli may be material in the performance of 
the duties imposed by this act. Such witnesses shall be Witnesses. 
summoned in the same manner and be paid tlie same fees ^mmo^n?ng, 
as witnesses before district courts. Each of such witnesses fees, repre- 

1 X 1 1 II • ii sentation by 

may be represented by counsel who may cross examine the counsel, etc. 

witness for whom he appears for not more than ten minutes 

during his examination. Counsel for any witness at any 

public liearing may ask him any pertinent question and may 

offer pertinent evidence through other witnesses subject to 

cross examination by the commission and its counsel. The Commissioners 

chairman or any member of the commission may administer oitL^'etc'"'^'^'^ 

oaths to or take the affirmation of witnesses who appear 

before the commission. The commission may prescribe Rules and 

reasonable rules and regulations for the conduct of hearings hliHnl'a'etc*"^ 

and the giving of testimony. 

Section 7. If any person so summoned and paid shall Courtorder 
refuse to attend, or to be sworn, or to affirm, or to answer sons to appear 
any question, or to produce any book, contract, document mfaTion,°to'pro- 
or paper pertinent to the matter of inquiry in consideration ^}^'^^ books, 
before the commission, a justice of the supreme judicial court 
or of the superior court, in his discretion, upon application 
by the commission or any member thereof, authorized thereto 
by vote of said commission, may issue an order requiring 
such person to appear before the commission, and to produce 
his books, contracts, documents and papers and to give 
evidence touching the matter in question. Any failure to Contempt of 
obey such order of the court may be punished by such '^°^^^- 
court as a contempt thereof. 

Section 8. Any person so summoned and paid who Penalty for 
shall refuse to attend, or to be sworn, or to affirm, or to TOoneTete"*' 
answer any question, or to produce any book, contract, refusing to ' 
document or paper pertinent to the matter in consideration "' ^^ • ^ '^^ 
by the commission, and any person who wilfully interrupts 
or disturbs, or is disorderly at, any hearing of the commis- 
sion shall be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, 
or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or by 
both such fine and imprisonment. 

Section 9. Upon application by the commission to any Court may 
justice of the supreme judicial court, or of the superior court, glons for"^'^" 
the said justice may issue a commission to one or more com- examination of 
petent persons in another state for the examination of a oufcommon- 
person without this commonwealth relative to any matter '^'^^^^^' ^^c 
within the scope of the said investigation or of this act. 
The testimony of such person may be taken by open com- Procedure for 
mission, or otherwase under the procedure, so far as the mony^o^f'^luch 
same may be applicable, provided by section forty-two of persons. 
chapter two hundred and thirty-three of the General Laws, 
and the said justice may issue letters rogatory in support of 
said commission. 



310 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 298, 299. 



Persons not 
compelled to 
give self-in- 
criminating 
testimony, etc. 

Budget and 
auditing com- 
mission of 
Lowell 
abolished. 

Act, when to 
take effect and 
duration. 



Section 10. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
compel any person to give any testimony or to produce any 
evidence, documentary or otherwise, which may tend to 
incriminate him. 

Section 11. The budget and auditing commission of 
said city, established under authority of section twenty- 
nine of chapter three hundred and eighty-three of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby abolished. 

Section 12. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
but shall be inoperative on and after July first, nineteen 
hundred and thirty-one. Approved April 30, 1926. 



Cha7).29S ^^ ^'^'^ PROVIDING FOR THE APPROVAL BY THE DEPARTMENT 
OF PUBLIC UTILITIES OF CERTAIN CONTRACTS OF ELECTRIC 
COMPANIES. 



G. L. 164, new 
section after 
§94. 

Approval by 
department of 
public utilities 
of certain con- 
tracts of elec- 
tric companies. 



Proviso. 



Department 
may review, 
etc., price to be 
paid for elec- 
tricity, etc. 
Certain con- 
tracts to be 
null and void. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and sixty-four of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section ninety-four the 
following new section: ^ — Section 94 A. No electric com- 
pany shall hereafter enter into a contract for the purchase of 
electricity covering a period in excess of three years without 
the approval of the department, unless such contract con- 
tains a provision subjecting the price to be paid for elec- 
tricity thereunder to review and determination by the 
department in any proceeding brought under section ninety- 
three or ninety-four; provided, that nothing herein con- 
tained shall be construed as affecting a contract for the 
purchase of electricity from a person or corporation engaged 
in manufacturing, where the manufacture, sale or distribu- 
tion of electricity by such person or corporation is a minor 
portion of his or its business, and which contract is made 
in connection with a contract to supply such person or cor- 
poration with electricity. In any such proceeding the de- 
partment may review and determine the price to be there- 
after paid for electricity under a contract containing said 
provision for review. Any contract covering a period in 
excess of three years subject to approval as aforesaid and 
which is not so approved or which does not contain said 
provision for review shall be null and void. 

Approved April 30, 1926. 



Chap.299 An Act requiring innholders, common victuallers and 

OTHER keepers OF RESTAURANTS AND OTHER ESTABLISH- 
MENTS CONDUCTING CERTAIN AMUSEMENTS IN CONNEC- 
TION WITH THEIR BUSINESS TO BE LICENSED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and forty of the Gen- 
eral Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section one 
hundred and eighty-three the three following new sections: 
— Section 183A. No innholder, common victualler or 
person owning, managing or controlling a cafe, restaurant or 



G. L. 140, three 
new sections 
after § 183. 



Innholders, 

common 

victuallers, 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 299. 311 

other eating or drinking establishment shall, as a part of lus etc., conduct- 
usual business, offer to view, set up, set on foot, maintain or LmuscnTcnts in 
carry on a concert, dance, exhibition, cabaret or public show coniecti?" 
or any clescnption at wiueJi lood or (irink or other rerresJi- inisinosa to be 
ment is sold for cash, or in connection with which, after free "^'^^^'^ • 
admission, music or other amusement is provided or fur- 
nished upon payment or deposit of money, either as a cover 
charge or in payment for food, drink or other refreshment, 
unless and until a license therefor, to be exercised on week License to be 
days only, has been issued by the licensing authorities, who weekdaysoniy. 
may upon written api)lication and upon such terms and 
contlitions as they may prescribe, grant such a license for 
an\' or all of the purposes hereinbefore described and may, 
after written notice to the licensee, suspend or, after hearing Suspension or 
revoke the same. Licenses granted under this section shall j^v°cation. 
specify the street and number where the licensed business street^and 
is to be carried on or give some particular description thereof, ^^^^ber. 
and shall not protect a licensee who carries on his business 
in another place. Such licenses, unless sooner revoked, shall Expiration. 
expire on April thirtieth of each year. The fee for any such Fee. 
license or for any renewal thereof shall not exceed five dol- 
lars, but no fee shall be chargeable for any such license, or No fee, when. 
for the approval of the commissioner of public safety under 
section one hundred and eighty-three B, to a person who, for 
the period covered by such license, is also licensed under section 
two. Section 183B. In all towns having less than twenty- Licenses issued 
five hundred registered voters at the state election last pre- n"ot to* be vaUd^ 
ceding the date of application for a license under section one unless ap- 
hundred and eighty-three A, no license issued on such ap- commissioner 
plication shall be valid unless and until it has been approved safety. ^'^ 
in writing by the commissioner of public safety as in the in- 
terest of the public good and morals. Except as provided Fee for such 
in section one hundred and eighty-three A, every application 
for such approval shall be accompanied by a fee of one 
dollar. The commissioner may, after notice to the licensee, Suspension or 
suspend and after a hearing, revoke such approval, and approva?.°°^ 
thereupon the license shall be deemed suspended or revoked, 
as the case may be. Section 1S3C. Any person described Penalty for 
in section one hundred and eighty-three A who engages in such^business 
a business required to be licensed by said section unless ^r for'certain^^ 
authorized so to do by a license in full force and effect, and violations by 
any holder of such a license who violates any condition 
thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one 
thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than 
one year, or by both. The clerk of the court in which a clerks of 
corporation engaged in such business is convicted under this cCnv^ctions'^or* 
section shall forthwith report such conviction to the state corporations to 
secretary, who shall thereupon revoke the charter of such whcTsifaffre-^ 
corporation. """^^ charters. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and eighty-two of said g. l. ho, § 182. 
chapter one hundred and forty is hereby amended by adding ^™^" ^ 
at the end thereof the following: — , or to enterprises re- 
quired to be licensed under section one hundred and eighty- 



312 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 300. 



Penalty for 
certain unli- 
censed exhi- 
bitions, shows, 
etc. 



Not applicable 
to certain 
entertainments 
or enterprises. 



throe A, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1S2. Who- 
ever offers to view, sets up, sets on foot, maintains, carries 
on, publishes or otherwise assists in or promotes any such 
exhibition, show or amusement without such license shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars. 
This and the preceding section shall not apply to public 
entertainments by religious societies in their usual places of 
worshiij for a religious or charitable purpose, or to enter- 
tainments given in school buildings by or for the benefit of 
the pupils thereof and under the supervision of the prin- 
cipal or teacher in charge of the school classes therein, or 
to entertainments given in a private dwelling, except in 
apartments thereof having a seating capacity of four hundred 
or more, or to enterprises required to be licensed under 
section one hundred and eighty-three A. 

Approved April SO, 1926. 



Chap. oOO An Act relative to deposits in annuity and pension 

FUND of the state RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION. 



G. L. 32, § 4, 
etc., amended. 



Funds of state 

retirement 

system. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloirs: 

Section 1. Chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, 
as amended in section four by section six of chapter four 
hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section four and inserting in place thereof the following: 
— Section 4- The funds of the retirement system shall be 
raised as follows: 



Expense and 

contingent 

fund. 



(i) Expense and Contingent Fund. 

Such amount as the general court may annually appro- 
priate for the purpose of defraying the entire expense of 
administration according to estimates prepared by the state 
treasurer shall constitute an expense and contingent fund. 



Annuity and 
pension fund. 

Deposits by 
members, 
amount, etc. 
Proviso. 



Certain mem- 
bers may pay 
difference be- 
tween amount 
credited to 
them in 
annuity fund 
from three per 
cent contribu- 
tions and 
amount which 
would have 
been so credited 



{2) Annuity and Pension Fund. 

A. Deposits by Members. — (a) Each member shall de- 
posit in this fund from his salary or wages, as often as the 
same are payable, not less than one nor more than five per 
cent thereof, as determined by the board under section 
three (4); provided, that employees who receive more than 
thirty dollars weekly in salary or wages shall not be assessed 
for contribution to this fund on the excess above that 
amount. 

(6) A member who has been in the service of the com- 
monwealth for a continuous period contributing to the 
annuity fund during the first part thereof at the rate of three 
per cent and during the remainder thereof at the rate of 
five per cent may pay in one sum the difference between the 
amount credited to him in the annuity fund and the amount 
which would have been so credited to him if all his con- 
tributions had been at the rate of five per cent. Or, such a 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 300. 313 



member may accuimilute in the annuity fund in reji^ular from five per 
instalments durinj^ a i)cri()(l not exceeding five years from tro"na!^""'^"''"' 
the date of the first instalment the amount (hie to cover 
such difference with interest, provided, that all instalments Proviso. 
shall be paid before said member is sixty years of age. 

(c) Members of the teachers' retirement association, Transfer of 
described in section seven, who enter the service of the of members"^ 
commonwealth shall have the full amount of their contribu- of teachers' 
tions, with interest thereon as determined by the teachers' association 
retirement board, transferred by the state treasurer to the |erv[ce° "'*'^*'' 
retirement fund provided by this section, and these amounts 
shall thereb}'^ become a part of their deposits. 

B. Contributions of the Comviomvealth. — The common- Contributions 
wealth shall contribute as follows: nioVweTith. 

(a) Each month, such amount as the board may deter- 
mine to be necessary to pay current pensions for subsequent 
service under section five (2) C (o). 

(b) Each year, such amount as is necessary to guarantee 
regular interest and make good any deficiency in the annuity 
fund as of the preceding thirty-first day of December. 

(c) Each month, such amount as the board may determine 
to be necessary to pay current pensions for prior service 
under section five {2) C (b). 

(d) Each month, such amount as the board may determine 
to be necessary to insure the minimum payments provided 
for in section five (2) E, and also the payments provided 
for in section two (9) {b). 

(e) Each month, such amount as the board may deter- 
mine to be necessary to pay current pensions on account of 
disability, permanent incapacitation or death under para- 
graph (8), (9) or (10) of section two. 

(5) Provision for Payments. 

All amounts payable by members of the association Provision for 
under paragraph {2) A (a) of this section shall be deducted nfe^ws^ ^ 
by the commonwealth from the amounts payable to them 
as salary or wages as often as the same are payable, and 
shall immediately be credited to the retirement fund by the 
state treasurer. 

Section 2. Section five of said chapter thirty-two, as g. l. 32, § 5, 
amended l)y sections three and four of chapter three hun- ^^°" *™^" ® ' 
dred and fort^^-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two, by sections one and two of chapter two hun- 
dred and five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three and by sections one and two of chapter two hundred 
and forty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five, is hereby further amended by striking out the paragraph 
contained in lines fifty-one to sixty-four as printed in the 
General Laws and inserting in place thereof the following: — ■ 
(b) Pensions based upon prior service. Any member of state pensions , 

, .. , 11 (•• 11 I based upon 

the association who reaches the age 01 sixty and has been prior service. 
in the continuous service of the commonwealth for fifteen 



314 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 301. 



Extra pension, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Chap. 



years or more immediately preceding and then or thereafter 
retires or is retired, any member who completes thirty-five 
3'ears of continuous service and then or thereafter retires or 
is retired, and any member retired under section two (8), 
shall receive, in addition to the annuity and pension provided 
for by paragraphs {2) B and {2) C (a) of this section, an extra 
pension for life as large as the amount of the annuity, com- 
puted under paragraph (2) B (o) of this section, and the 
pension, to which he might have acquired a claim if the 
retirement system had been in operation at the time when 
he entered the service, and if accordingly he had paid regular 
contributions from that date to June first, nineteen hundred 
and twelve at the same rate at which his contributions were 
first made and if such contributions had been accumulated 
with regular interest; provided, that a member who pays 
the full amount provided in paragraph [2) A {b) of section 
four in either manner provided therein, shall be credited, 
in computing the pension for service prior to June first, 
nineteen hundred and twelve, on the basis of contributions 
at the rate of five per cent. 

{The foregoing ^vas laid before the governor on the hoenty- 
sixth day of April, 1926, and after five days it had " the force 
of a law", as prescribed by the constitution, as it ivas not re- 
turned by him with his objections thereto within that time.) 



301 An Act relative to the furnishing of state or military 

AID TO those who SERVED IN THE SPANISH WAR, PHILIP- 
PINE INSURRECTION OR THE CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION. 



G. L. 115, § 6, 
etc., amended. 



State or mili- 
tary aid to 
those who 
served in 
Spanish War, 
Phihppine In- 
surrection or 
China Relief 
Expedition. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter one hundred and fifteen of the 
General Laws, as amended by sections one and tv.'o of chap- 
ter two hundred and twenty-two of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-one and by chapter three hundred and 
fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, 
is hereby further amended by striking out the paragraphs 
included in lines forty-five to sixty-two, inclusive, and in- 
serting in place thereof the following new paragraph: — 
Invalid pensioners of the United States who served in the 
army or navy of the United States to the credit of this 
commonwealth in the war with Spain, having been ap- 
pointed or having enlisted in such service after February 
fifteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight and prior to 
July fourth, nineteen hundred and two; or who served in the 
regular army or navy of the United States during said war 
or in the army, navy or marine corps of the United States in 
the Philippine Insurrection or the China Relief Expedition, 
having been appointed or having enlisted in such service 
between said dates while a citizen of this commonwealth, 
having a residence and actually residing therein. 

(The foregoing was laid before the governor on the twenty- 
sixth day of April, 1926, and after five days it had "the force 
of a law", as prescribed by the constitution, as it tvas not re- 
turned by him with his objections thereto within that time.) 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 302. 315 

An Act providing for precinct voting, REPRf:sENTATivE QJidr) 302 

TOAVN MEETINGS, TOWN MEETING MEMBERS, A REFERENDUM 
AND A MODERATOR TO SERVE FOR A YEAR IN THE TOWN OF 
BELMONT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon the acccptaDcc of this act by the town Protinct 
of Belmont, as hereinafter provided, the selectmen shall reprcfentative 
forthwith divide the territory thereof into not less than five etc'^"i{^town^^' 
nor more than ten voting precincts, each of which shall be of iJeimont. 
plainly desi<,mated, and shall contain not less than five 
hundred rcjj;istered voters. All precincts shall contain 
ai)proximately an equal number of registered voters. 

The precincts shall be so established as to consist of Precincts, 

^ , . . 1 1 1 1 !• establishment, 

compact and contiguous territory, to be bounded as tar as etc. 
possible, by the center line of known streets and ways or 
by other well defined limits. Their boundaries shall be 
reviewed and, if need be, wholly or partly revised by the 
selectmen in December, once in five years, or in December 
of any year when so directed by a vote of a representative 
town meeting not later than November thirtieth of that 
year. 

The selectmen shall, within twenty days after any estab- Selectmen to 
lishment or revision of the precincts, but not later than etc.°'^ °^"^^' 
January twentieth of the succeeding year, file a report of 
their doings with the town clerk, the registrars of voters and 
the assessors with a map or maps or description of the pre- 
cincts and the names and residences of the registered voters 
therein. The selectmen shall also cause to be posted in To post map 
the town hall a map or maps or description of the precincts of predncts°" 
as established or revised from time to time, with the names ^'^.h names 
and residences of the registered voters therein. They shall of registered 
also cause to be posted in at least one public place in each ^°^'^'^^' ^*''- 
precinct a map or description of that precinct with the 
names and residences of the registered voters therein. The Division into 
division of the town into voting precincts and any revision cincts! effrctive 
of such precincts shall take effect upon the date of the filing '^^^^^ ^*''- 
of the report thereof by the selectmen with the town clerk. 
Whenever the precincts are established or revised, the Town clerk to 
town clerk shall forthwith give written notice thereof to secretary\s to 
the state secretary, stating the number and designation of precmcts. 
the precincts. Meetings of the registered voters of the Meetings of 

1 • , <• I . • i> '• • IP . • voters, when 

several precincts tor elections, tor primaries, and lor voting and where to 
upon any question to be submitted to all the voters of the ^^ ^^"^• 
town, shall be held on the same day and at the same hour 
and at such place or places within the town as the selectmen 
shall in the warrant for such meeting direct. The provisions Certain pro- 
of the general laAvs, relating to precinct voting at elections, general laws 
so far as the same are not inconsistent with this act, shall ^° apply, etc. 
apply to all elections and primaries in the town upon the 
establishment of voting precincts as hereinbefore provided. 

Section 2. Other than the officers designated in section Representative 
three as town meeting members at large, the representative mrmberlhip,^ 

number, etc. 



316 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 302. 



Town meeting 
members, elec- 
tion, terms, 
etc. 



Notice to mem- 
bers elected. 



Town meetings 
limited to cer- 
tain elected 
members and 
members at 
large, etc. 



Notice of 
town meetings, 
etc. 



town meeting membership shall in each precinct consist of 
the largest number divisible by three which will admit of a 
representation of all precincts by an equal number of mem- 
bers and which w^ill not cause the total elected town meeting 
membership to exceed two hundred and fifty-two. The 
registered voters in every precinct shall, at a special election 
called for that purpose, to be held not sooner than thirty 
days after the establishment of precincts under this act, or 
at the first annual town election held after the establishment 
thereof, and at the first annual town election following any 
precinct revision where the number of precincts is changed, 
conformably^ to the laws relative to elections not inconsistent 
with this act, elect by ballot the number of registered voters 
in the precinct, other than the officers designated in section 
three as town meeting members at large, provided for in the 
first sentence of this section, to be town meeting members 
of the town. The first third in order of votes received of 
members so elected shall serve three years, the second third 
in such order shall serve two years, and the remaining third 
in such order shall serve one year, from the day of the 
annual town meeting, or, in case such election is at a special 
meeting, from the next annual town meeting; in case of a 
tie vote affecting the division into thirds as aforesaid the 
members elected from the precinct shall by ballot determine 
the same; and thereafter, except as is otherwise provided 
herein, at each annual town election the registered voters of 
each precinct shall, in like manner, elect one third of the 
number of town meeting members to which that precinct is 
entitled for the term of three years, and shall at such election 
fill for the unexpired term or terms any vacancy or vacancies 
then existing in the number of town meeting members in 
their respective precincts. Upon every revision of the pre- 
cincts where the number of precincts is changed, the terms 
of office of all town meeting members from every precinct 
shall cease upon the election of their successors. The town 
clerk shall, after every election of town meeting members, 
forthwith notify each member by mail of his election. 

Section 3. Any representative town meeting held under 
the provisions of this act, except as otherwise provided 
herein, shall be limited to the voters elected under section 
two, together with the following, designated as town meeting 
members at large; namely, any member of the general court 
of the commonwealth from the town, the moderator, the 
town clerk, the selectmen, the town treasurer, the town 
counsel, the chairman of the trustees of the public library, 
the chairman of the planning board, the chairman of the 
school board, the chairman of the board of assessors, the 
chairman of the board of health, the chairman of the park 
commission, the chairman of the board of water commis- 
sioners, and the chairman of the finance or warrant com- 
mittee. The town clerk shall notify the town meeting mem- 
bers of the time and place at which representative town 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 302. 317 

meetings are to be held, the notices to be sent by mail at 
least seven days before the meeting. 

The town meeting members, as aforesaid, shall be the Judges of 
judges of the election and qualification of their members, of^^town* °*"'' 
One hundred town meeting members shall constitute a "'feting mem- 
quorum for doing business; but a less number may organize Quorum. 
tenjporarily and may adjourn from time to time. Notice Notice of 
of every adjourned representative town meeting shall be tol^n'mootings 
posted by the town clerk in five or more public places in ^ be posted, 
the town, and he shall notify the members by mail of the "^ 
adjournment at least twenty-four hours before the time of 
the adjourned representative town meeting. The notices 
shall state briefly the business to be acted upon at any 
meeting and shall include notice of any proposed recon- 
sideration. All town meetings shall be public. The town Meetings 
meeting meml)ers as such shall receive no compensation, p"''''''- 
Subject to such conditions as may be determined from time sation"'*^^"' 
to time by the representative town meeting, any voter of Voters may 
the tow^n who is not a town meeting member may speak meetings, etc. 
at any representative town meeting, but shall not vote. 
A town meeting member may resign by filing a written Resignations, 
resignation with the town clerk, and such resignation shall 
take effect upon the date of such filing. No elected mem- no member to 
ber whose official position entitles him to be a member at aUarg^w'hi^r 
large shall act as a member at large during such time as he an elected 
remains an elected member. A town meeting member who Removal from 
removes from the town shall cease to be a town meeting town or pre- 
member and an elected town meeting member who removes *''"*' • e ec . 
from one precinct to another or is so removed by a revision 
of precincts shall not retain membership after the next 
annual election. 

Section 4. Nomination of candidates for town meeting Nomination of 
members to be elected under this act shall be made by town'meeting'^ 
nomination papers signed by not less than twenty-five members, how 
voters of the precinct in which the candidate resides, and 
filed with the town clerk at least fifteen days before the 
election; provided, that any town meeting member may be- rroviso. 
come a candidate for re-election by giving written notice 
thereof to the town clerk at least thirty days before election. 
No nomination papers shall be valid in respect to any can- Acceptance of 
didate whose written acceptance is not thereon or attached nommation. 
thereto when filed. 

Section 5. The articles in the warrant for every town Warrant 
meeting, so far as they relate to the election of the moderator, acted%on7 
town officers, town meeting members, and as hereinbefore etc. 
provided, to referenda and all matters to be acted upon and 
determined by ballot of the town, shall be acted upon and 
determined by the voters in their respective meetings by 
precinct. All other articles in the warrant for any town 
meeting, beginning with the town meeting at which said 
town meeting members are first elected, shall be acted upon 
and determined exclusively by town meeting members at a 



318 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 302. 



Moderator, 
election, etc. 



Moderator pro 
tempore. 

Vacancies in 
full number of 
town meeting 
members, 
filling, etc. 

Notice of 
vacancy to 
remaining 
members, etc. 
Calling of 
special meeting. 



Choice by 
ballot. 

Certificate of 
choice, etc. 



Votes, when 
operative. 



Referendum. 



Polling hours. 



meeting to be held at such time and place as shall be 
set forth by the selectmen in the warrant for the meet- 
ing, subject to the referendum provided for by section 
eight. 

Section 6. A moderator shall be elected by ballot at 
each annual town meeting and shall serve as moderator of 
all town meetings, except as otherwise provided by law, 
until a successor is elected and qualified. Nominations for 
and election of a moderator shall be as in the case of other 
elective town officers, and any vacancy in the office may 
be filled by the town meeting members at a meeting held 
for that purpose. If a moderator is absent a moderator pro 
tempore may be elected by the town meeting members. 

Section 7. Any vacancy in the full number of town 
meeting members from any precinct may be filled until the 
next annual election by the remaining town meeting members 
of the precinct from among the registered voters thereof. 
Notice of any vacancy shall promptly be given by the town 
clerk to the remaining members from the precinct in which 
the vacancy or vacancies exist and he shall call a special 
meeting of such members for the purpose of filling any 
vacancy. He shall cause to be mailed to every such mem- 
ber not less than seven days before the time set for the 
meeting, a notice specifying the object, time and place of 
the meeting. At the said meeting a majority of the mem- 
bers from such precinct shall constitute a quorum, and 
they shall elect from their own number a chairman and a 
clerk. The choice to fill any vacancy shall be by written 
ballot and a majority of the votes cast shall be required for 
a choice. The chairman and clerk shall count the ballots 
and shall make a certificate of the choice and forthwith file 
the same with the town clerk, together with a written ac- 
ceptance by the member or members so chosen who shall 
thereupon be deemed elected and qualified a town meeting 
member or members, subject to the right of all the town 
meeting members to judge of the election and qualifications 
of the members as set forth in section three. 

Section 8. No vote passed at any representative town 
meeting under any article in the warrant, except a vote to 
adjourn shall be operative until after the expiration of seven 
days, exclusive of Sundays and holidays, from the dissolu- 
tion of the meeting. If, within said seven days a petition, 
signed by not less than five hundred registered voters of the 
town, containing their names and addresses, as the}' appear 
on the list of registered voters, is filed with the selectmen 
requesting that the question or questions involved in such 
vote be submitted to the voters of the town at large, then 
the selectmen, within fourteen days after the filing of the 
petition, shall call a special meeting, which shall be held 
within ten days after the issuing of the call, for the purpose 
of presenting to the voters at large the question or questions 
so involved. The polls shall be opened at two o'clock in the 
afternoon and shall be closed not earlier than eight o'clock 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 302. 319 

In the oAcninj^, mid all votos upon any questions so sub- Votis by bnllot, 
mittcMl shall hv taken by ballot, and th(^ check list shall be 
used in the several precinct nieetin<;s in the same manner as 
in tlie election of town officers. The questions so sub- Questions, how 
niitted shall be determined by vote of the same proportion ^^^^t^'""""*''!' 
of voters at large voting thereon as would have been re- 
quired by law of the town meeting meml)ers had tlie ques- 
tion been finally determined at a representative town meet- 
ing. The questions so submitted shall be stated upon the Questions, how 
ballot in substantially the same language and form in ballot, etc!" 
which they were stated when presented to said representative 
town meeting by the moderator as appears from the records 
of the said meeting. If such petition is not filed within the yotes operative 
said period of seven days, the vote of the representative town etc!° ^''*'*^'°"' 
meeting shall become operative upon the expiration of the 
said period. 

Section 9. The town of Belmont, after the acceptance Powers of town 
of this act, shall have the capacity to act through and be metti'ng*^niein- 
bound by its said town meeting members who shall, when ^era, etc. 
convened from time to time as herein provided, constitute 
representative town meetings; and the representative town 
meetings shall exercise exclusively, so far as will conform to 
the provisions of this act, all powers vested in the municipal 
corporation. Action in conformity with all provisions of 
law now or hereafter applicable to the transaction of town 
afl'airs in town meetings shall, when taken by any represent- 
ative town meeting in accordance with the provisions of 
this act, have the same force and effect as if such action had 
been taken in a town meeting open to all the voters of the 
town as heretofore organized and conducted. 

Section 10. This act shall not abridge the right of the Certain rights 
inhabitants of Belmont to hold general meetings, as that et°c. " " ^^ ' 
right is secured to them by the constitution of this com- 
monwealth; nor shall this act confer upon any representative 
town meeting in Belmont the power finally to commit the 
town to any measure affecting its municipal existence or 
changing its government, without action thereon by the 
voters of the town at large, using the ballot and the check 
list therefor. 

Section 11. This act shall be submitted to the regis- Submission to 
tered voters of the town of Belmont at any annual or special of°Be?inont,^" 
town meeting called for that purpose. The vote shall be ^*''- 
taken in precincts by ballot in accordance with the provisions 
of the general laws, so far as the same shall be applicable, in 
answer to the question, which shall be placed, in case of a 
special meeting, upon the official ballot to be used at said 
meeting, or, in case of an annual meeting, upon the official 
ballot to be used for the election of town officers: "Shall an 
act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six entitled ' An Act providing for precinct 
voting, representative town meetings, town meeting mem- 
bers, a referendum and a moderator to serve for a year in 
the town of Belmont' be accepted by this town?" 



320 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 808, 804. 



City of Quincy 
may borrow 
money for 
Bchool pur- 
poses. 



Quincy High 
School Loan, 
Act of 1926. 



J^^^°f taking Section 12. So much of this act as authorizes its sub- 
mission for acceptance to the registered voters of the town 
shall take effect upon its passage, and the remainder shall 
take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters 
voting thereon. Approved May 3, 1926. 

Chap.SOS An Act authorizing the city of quincy to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and 
constructing a junior high school building and originally 
equipping and furnishing the same, the city of Quincy may 
borrow from time to time, within a period of five years from 
the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, five hundred thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on 
their face the words, Quincy High School Loan, Act of 1926. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and 
such loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen years from 
their dates, but no issue shall be authorized under this act 
unless a sum equal to an amount not less than ten per cent 
of such authorized issue is voted for the same purpose to be 
raised by the tax levy of the year when authorized. In- 
debtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be sub- 
ject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of 
the proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter by 
chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 3, 1926. 

Chap.^04: An Act authorizing the city of melrose to supply 

WATER TO the TOWN OF SAUGUS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Melrose, on the request of the 
board of selectmen of the town of Saugus, may, subject to 
the regulation and control of, and upon such terms and con- 
ditions as may be approved by, the metropolitan district 
commission, furnish water to the inhabitants of the town of 
Saugus who reside in that part of the town near the boundary 
line between said city and town, which cannot be conven- 
iently furnished with water by the water system of said 
town, for their use for the purpose of sui)plying hydrants for 
fire protection and for domestic purposes. 

Section 2. Said city may furnish and sell, by meter, 
water to said town for the use of said inhal>itants for the 
aforesaid purposes, at such rates and upon such terms and 
conditions as may be mutually agreed upon by the engineer 
and superintendent of public works of said city and said 
board of selectmen, and as may be ap])roved by the metro- 
politan district commission. 



City of Melrose 
may furnish 
water to in- 
habitants of 
part of town 
of Saugus, etc. 



City of Melrose 
may furnish 
and sell water 
to town of 
Saugus, etc. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 305, 306. 321 

Section 3. The state treasurer, in making the appor- Apportionment 
tionnicnt to the towns in the metrojjohtan water district, as Meiirose°of ex- 
provided in section twenty-six of chapter ninety-two of the penseaof 

': , ^ > 11 1 1 1 • 1 j_i metropolitan 

General Laws, shall add to the amount apportioned to the water system, 
city of Melrose an amount determined by the metropolitan ®'^*'* 
district commission and certified to the state treasurer to 
be necessary to make a full apportionment to said city for 
the water supplied to inhabitants of the town of Saugus 
under section one and to said town under section two; pro- Proviao. 
vided, however, that the sum which the metropolitan district 
commission shall determine said city shall pay for the addi- 
tional water furnished it to carry out the provisions of this 
act shall, in the opinion of the commission, exceed the proper 
proportion of the entire assessment which would be imposed 
upon the said town were it a part of the metropolitan water 
district. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 4, 1926. 

An Act authorizing the town of hingham to borrow Chav.S05 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . For the purpose of constructing a school mnglani may 
building and originally equipping and furnishing said build- }'Q°"°ho^°"'^^ 
ing, the town of Hingham may borrow from time to time, purposes. 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, two hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds 
or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Hingham School Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue Hingham 
shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid Act°of me."' 
in not more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue 
shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an 
amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue 
is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of 
the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this 
act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except 
as herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Law^s, exclusive of the proviso inserted in section 
seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 4j 1926. 

An Act to authorize the town of hingham to use for Qhny QQg 

SCHOOL PURPOSES SUCH PORTION OF A CERTAIN PUBLIC ^' 

PLAYGROUND THEREIN AS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY VOTE 
OF THE TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The town of Hingham is hereby authorized Town ofHing- 

1 . 1. 1 I 1 • 1 1 1 J 1 ham may use 

to use such portion oi the public playground located on for school 



322 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 307, 308. 



purposes 
certain portion 
of a certain 
playground. 



Central street, in said Hingham, as the town by vote shall 
determine, for the erection of a public school building and 
for other school uses, and for all purposes incidental thereto; 
and after such vote, such portion shall be under the same 
care and control as other school property. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 4, 1926. 



Town of 
Reading may 
borrow money 
for junior high 
school purposes. 



Reading 
School Loan, 
Act of 1926. 



Chap.307 An Act authorizing the town of reading to borrow 

MONEY FOR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing and origi- 
nally furnishing and equipping a junior high school building, 
the town of Reading may borrow from time to time, within 
a period of five years from the passage of this act, such 
sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, 
seventy-five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Reading 
School Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue shall con- 
stitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not 
more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall 
be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted 
for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year 
when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as 
herein provided, be subject to the provisions of chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso in- 
serted in section seven of said chapter by chapter three hun- 
dred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 4, 1926. 



Chap.^OS An Act authorizing the town of Bedford to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of acquiring land for and 
constructing a new school building and originally equipping 
and furnishing said building, the town of Bedford may 
borrow from time to time, within a period of five years from 
the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred and twenty-five 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Bedford School 
Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue shall constitute 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more 
than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be 
authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted 
for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year 



Town of 
Bedford may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Bedford 
School Loan, 
Act of 1926. 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 309, 310. 323 

when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as 
provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in section 
seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 4, 1926. 



C/iap. 309 



An Act authorizing the town of medfield to borrow 
money for school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of purchasing or otherwise Town of 
acquiring for school purposes land in the town of Medfield, bo^rrow mo'ney 
together with the buildings thereon, and for originally pjj.!^ge8^ 
constructing a school building on said land, including the 
cost of originally equipping and furnishing such building, 
said town may borrow from time to time, within a period 
of five years from the passage of this act, such sums as may 
be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Medfield School behoof Loan 
Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue shall constitute a Act of i926. ' 
separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than 
fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be author- 
ized under this act unless a sura equal to an amount not less 
than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the 
same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year when 
authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be 
in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 
exclusive of the proviso inserted in section seven of said 
chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 4, 1926. 

An Act to authorize the city of Worcester to supply Chav.^\() 

THE town OF SHREWSBURY WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The city of Worcester may supply the town City of 
of Shrewsbury with water upon such terms and conditions may supply 
as may be agreed upon by the boards of water commissioners shTgw*sbury 
of said city and said town; and for this purpose the city of with water. 
Worcester may lay and maintain such pipes as are neces- 
sary to connect the existing water mains of the said city and 
said town at such point or points at or near the boundary 
line between said city and said town as may be agreed upon; 
and may construct such other necessary works and install j^ecessary*'^^''^ 
such apparatus for regulating and measuring the flow of works, dig 
water as may be necessary or convenient; and for that pur- way^?etoN 



324 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 311, 312. 



Proviso. 



Contract as 
to quantity, 
price, etc., 
of water. 



pose may dig up any public way lying wholly or in part in 
either said city or said town; provided, that no such way in 
said town shall be dug up without the consent of its board 
of selectmen. 

The said boards of water commissioners ma}^, by written 
contract, agree upon the quantity of water to be supplied, 
the method of measurement of the same, and the price to be 
paid therefor, and all matters incidental thereto; and such 
a contract when duly executed by authority of said boards 
shall be binding upon the city of Worcester and the town 
of Shrewsbury for such time as the boards may agree upon. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 4> 1926. 



C/iap.311 An Act relative to civil and crtminal liability for 

INJURIES TO SHRUBS, PLANTS, TREES AND FIXTURES OF 
ORNAMENT OR UTILITY. 



G. L. 87, § 12, 
amended. 



Civil and 
criminal 
liability for 
injuries to 
shrubs, plants, 
trees and 
fixtures of 
ornament 
or utility. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter eighty-seven of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section twelve and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 12. Whoever wan- 
tonly injures, defaces or destroys a shrub, plant or tree, or 
fixture of ornament or utility, in a public waj^ or place or in 
any public enclosure, or negligently or wilfully suffers an 
animal driven by or for him or belonging to him to injure, 
deface or destroy such shrub, plant, tree or fixture, shall be 
punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, 
and shall in addition thereto be liable to the town or any 
person for all damages to its or his interest in said shrub, 
plant, tree or fixture caused by such act. Whoever by any 
other means negligently or wilfully injures, defaces or de- 
stroys such a shrub, plant, tree or fixture shall likewise be 
liable to the town or any person for all damages to its or his 
interest in said shrub, plant, tree or fixture caused by such 
act. Approved May 4, 1926. 



Chap.S12 An Act relative to appeals from the refusal of asses- 
sors TO ABATE TAXES. 



G. L. 59, 

new section 
after § 68. 
Appeals from 
refusal of 
assessors to 
abate taxes, 
filing of 
complaints, etc. 



Hearing and 
determination 
of complaints 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by inserting after section sixty-eight the following new sec- 
tion: — Section 68 A. Upon the filing of a complaint under 
section sixty-four in case of a refusal to abate a tax exceed- 
ing five hundred dollars, the clerk of the county commis- 
sioners or of the board authorized to hear and determine 
the same, shall forthwith transmit a certified copy of such 
complaint to the assessors, and the assessors or the city 
solicitor or town counsel may, within fifteen days after 
receipt of said copy, give written notice to said clerk and to 
the complainant that the town elects to have the same 
heard and determined in the superior court for the county 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 313. 325 

where the property taxed lies. The said clerk shall there- in superior 
upon transmit to the court the complaint, together with all ^°^'^^' ^'°' 
documents filed in connection therewith, and the same shall 
be heard and determined by the court as an appeal under 
section sixty-five. Approved May 4, 1926. 



An Act relative to SUPERINTENDENCY unions and to Chnry '^\'X 
STATE AID TO THE CONSTITUENT TOWNS. ^' 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in part Emergency 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an P''''^°^bie- 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section sixty-one of chapter seventy-one of g. l 7i § ei, 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
third line, the word "fifty" and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — seventy-five, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 61. The school committees of two or more towns. Union of 
each having a valuation less than two million five hundred for*empby-"^ 
thousand dollars, and having an aggregate maximum of mentof 

, n J ,•• e ^ J. n superintendent 

seventy-nve, and an aggregate minimum oi twenty-nve, of schools. 
schools, and the committees of four or more such towns, 
having said maximum but irrespective of said minimum, 
shall form a union for employing a superintendent of schools. 
A town whose valuation exceeds said amount, may par- 
ticipate in such a union but otherwise subject to this section. 
Such a union shall not be dissolved except by vote of the Restnctioiis as 
school committees representing a majority of the partici- of un?on!^*^'°° 
pating towns with the consent of the department, nor by 
reason of any change in valuation or the number of schools. 

Section 2. Section sixty-five of said chapter seventy- G. l. 71, § 65, 
one is hereby amended by striking out, in the second line, ^^^^ ^ ' 
the words "state auditor" and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — comptroller, — and also by striking out, in the 
fifteenth line, the word "three" and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — four, — so as to read as follows: — Section 65. state aid 

TTtTi ^ ^ • ^ i> i • • .to towns 

When the chairman and secretary or the joint committee constituting 
certify to the comptroller, on oath, that the towns unitedly tendency 
have employed a superintendent of schools for the year unions. 
ending on June thirtieth, and have complied with section 
sixty-three, a warrant shall, upon the approval of the de- 
partment, be drawn upon the state treasurer for the pay- 
ment of two thirds of the sum of the following amounts: 
(1) the amount paid to the superintendent as salary not in- 
cluding any such amount in excess of twenty-five hundred 
dollars, and (2) the amount reimbursed to the superintendent 
for traveling expenses not including any such amount in 
excess of four hundred dollars. The amount stated in the Apportion- 
warrant shall be apportioned and distributed among the distribution 

towns forming the union in proportion to the amounts ex- among such 
° ^ ^ towns. 



326 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 314. 



pended by them for the salary and traveling expenses of the 
Proviso. superintendent; provided, that the amount apportioned to 

any town whose valuation then exceeds four million five 
hundred thousand or to any town whose valuation exceeded 
tw^o million five hundred thousand at the time of its entry 
into a union, shall be retained by the commonwealth. 

Approved May 5, 1926. 



1919, 206 (S). 
§ 1, item (6), 
etc., amended. 



Appropriations 
for con- 
struction and 
certain other 
purposes by 
Boston school 
committee. 



(7/ia».314 An Act relative to appropriations for construction 

AND CERTAIN OTHER PURPOSES BY THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 
OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and 
six of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, 
as amended by chapter two hundred and forty-nine of said 
Special Acts, by chapters five hundred and twenty-four and 
six hundred and forty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty, by chapter four hundred and eighty-eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, by chapters 
three hundred and nine and three hundred and twenty-seven 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five and by 
chapter one hundred and fifty-three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by 
striking out item (b) and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — (6) For the construction and furnishing of new 
school buildings, both temporary and permanent, including 
the taking of land therefor, and for school yards, and the 
preparing of school yards for use, and for the rent of hired 
school accommodations: for the financial years ending on 
January thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-four and 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five, respectively, two dol- 
lars and thirty-three cents; for the financial year ending on 
December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, 
one dollar and seventy-seven cents; for the financial year 
ending on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six, two dollars and twenty-five cents; for the 
financial years ending on December thirty-first, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-seven and nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, respectively, one dollar and sixty-eight cents; 
and for each financial year thereafter, sixty-eight cents; 
provided, however, that there shall not be appropriated for 
purposes included under the provisions of this item during 
said financial years ending on January thirty-first, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four and nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five, more than three million five hundred thousand dollars 
in any one year, or during said financial year ending on 
December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, 
more than three million dollars, or during said financial 
year ending on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and 
twenty -six, more than four million dollars, or during said 
financial years ending on December thirty-first, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-seven and nineteen hundred and 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 314. 327 

twenty-eight, more than three million dollars in any one 
year; and provided, further, that the amount to be raised Provisos. 
by taxation in any one year to meet the appropriations 
already made and to be made for said years ending on 
January thirty-fu'st, nineteen hundred and twenty-four and 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five for purposes included 
under the provisions of this item shall not exceed the esti- 
mated amount of expenditures necessary to be made during 
any year on account of any and all said appropriations as 
determined by the school committee on or before August 
first of each year and certified to the board of assessors on 
or before xA.ugust fifth in each year, until the entire amount 
of appropriations authorized for said years ending on January 
thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-four and nineteen 
hundred and twenty-five has been entirely raised by tax- 
ation; and provided, further, that there shall be raised by 
taxation in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five on 
account of the amount herein authorized to be appropriated 
for that year the sum of one million five hundred thousand 
dollars and also in that year and in each year thereafter 
such additional sums as shall be necessary to meet the esti- 
mated amount of expenditures necessary to be made during 
the year ending on the thirty-first day of December, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-five and during each year thereafter 
on account of appropriations made as authorized for the said 
year ending on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five as determined by the school committee on or 
before August first of each year and certified to the board 
of assessors on or before the fifth day of August in each 
year until the entire amount of appropriations authorized 
for the year ending on the thirty-first day of December, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five has been entirely raised 
by taxation; and provided, further, that there shall be 
raised by taxation on account of the amounts herein author- 
ized to be appropriated for the years ending on the thirty- 
first day of December, nineteen hundred and twenty-six, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, and nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight as follows : — in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six, the sum of not less than one million 
and not more than one million five hundred thousand 
dollars; in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, the 
sum of not less than three million five hundred thousand and 
not more than four million dollars; in the year nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight, the sum of not less than three 
million and not more than three million five hundred thou- 
sand dollars; in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, the balance of the sums appropriated and not already 
raised by taxation on account of the amounts herein author- 
ized to be appropriated for the years ending on the thirty- 
first day of December, nineteen hundred and twenty-six, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-seven and nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight; and the amounts in excess of the minimum 
amounts but not exceeding the maximum amounts to be 



328 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 315. 



raised by taxation in each of the years nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven and 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight shall be determined by 
the school committee on or before August first of each of 
said years and be certified to the board of assessors on or 
before the fifth day of August in each of said years; and 
provided, further, that liabilities incurred for purposes 
specified under this item may be paid from any money raised 
for appropriations made under the provisions of this item. 

Section 2. The limit of the amount of taxes that may 
iTmTuncreased. be asscssed on property in the city of Boston is hereby 
increased in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-six and 
in each year thereafter by such an amount, on each one thou- 
sand dollars of the valuation upon which the appropriations 
of the city council of said city are based, as may be neces- 
sary to raise sufficient money to meet the provisions of this 
act. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May o, 1926. 



Proviso. 



City of 
Boston tax 



C/iap.315 An Act regulating state appropriations for the im- 
provement OF public ways in small towns. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 
to defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation 
of the public convenience. 



G. L. 81, § 26, 
etc., amended. 



State appro- 
priations for 
improvement 
of public 
ways in 
small towns. 



Road mileage 
ratio. 



Provi.so. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter eighty-one of the General Laws, as 
amended in section twenty-six by chapter two hundred and 
eighty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
twenty-six and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 26. There may be expended for the repair and 
improvement of public ways, other than state highways, 
in towns having valuations of less than four million dollars, 
as established by the last preceding valuation made for 
the purpose of apportioning the state tax, and in which the 
proportionate amount paid by such towns of every million 
dollars of such tax as so established, divided by the number 
of miles of such public ways, hereinafter known as the road 
mileage ratio, is less than twelve dollars, such sums not 
exceeding one hundred dollars per mile as the general court 
may appropriate therefor; provided, that such towns shall 
contribute or make available for use in connection there- 
with the following amounts for each mile of such public 
ways within their respective limits, according to the follow- 
ing schedule based on their road mileage ratio: — 

1. Less than one dollar and forty cents, fifteen dollars. 

2. One dollar and forty cents and less than two dollars, 
twenty-five dollars. 



Acts, 1920. — Chap. 310. 329 

3. Two dollars and less than two dollars and eighty cents, 
forty dollars. 

4. Two dollars and eighty cents and less than three 
dollars and fifty cents, fifty dollars. 

5. Three dollars and fifty cents and less than five dollars 
and fifty cents, seventy-five dollars. 

6. Five dollars and fifty cents and less than seven dollars, 
one hundred dollars. 

7. Seven dollars and less than nine dollars, one hundred 
and twenty-five dollars. 

8. Nine dollars and less than twelve dollars, one hundred 
and fifty dollars. 

The amounts appropriated as aforesaid and contributed Expenditure 

1 1 1 ii 1 11 1 1 T • (• 1 of amounts 

by the towns snail be expended under the direction oi the appropriated 
division on such w^ays as the division and the selectmen of trlbuted'. 
the towns may agree upon. 

Section 2. Said chapter eighty-one is hereby further g. l. 8i, § 29, 
amended by striking out section tAventy-nine and inserting ^'"ended. 
in place thereof the following: — Section 29. The division Determination 
shall determine, as nearly as possible, the number of miles butkms"" 
of such public ways in towns entitled to the benefits under required, etc. 
section twentj-six, and shall inform the selectmen of such 
towns of the contributions required from them under said 
section. Ajjproved May 5, 1926. 

An Act relative to the publishing, posting and proof Chav.ZlQ 
or sanitary and other rules of the metropolitan 

DISTRICT commission AND OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 

health. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause Emergency 
substantial inconvenience, therefore it is hereby declared to ^''^"^ ®- 
be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preser- 
vation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety-two of the General Laws is G. l. 92. 5 17, 
hereby amended by striking out section seventeen and ^'"^"'^^•^• 
inserting in place thereof the following: ■ — Section 17. The Rules of 
department of public health shall make rules and regula- of public^"* 
tions for the sanitary protection of such waters used by the ^rotectlonof 
commission for the water supply of any town or water metropolitan 
company aforesaid. The commission shall cause such rules b^*!'^' , 

1 , . 1 1 , 1 • 1 "ostmg and 

and regulations to be posted at or near the waters to which publication 
they respectively apply, and shall also cause the same to ^L dfstdct'*" 
be published at least once in a newspaper published in the commission. 
county where said waters are in whole or in part situated, 
and such posting and publication shall be sufficient notice 
to all persons. The sworn certificate of any member of the Prima facie 
commission or of its secretary of such posting and publica- such^posting, 
tion, or of the posting or publication of an order made by the ^^^■■ 
commission, shall be prima facie evidence thereof. A copy Prima facie 
of any such rule, regulation or order, attested by any mem- makfng'of'^ 

rules, etc. 



330 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 316. 



G. L. 92, § 37, 
amended. 



Rules of 

metropolitan 
district 
commission 
for govern- 
ment, etc., 
of reserva- 
tions or 
boulevards, etc. 



Proviso. 



Posting and 
publication. 



Prima facie 

evidence 

thereof. 

Penalty. 



G. L. 92, § 38, 
amended. 



Rules of 
metropolitan 
district 
commission 
for care, etc., 
of Charles 
river basin, etc, 



Penalty. 



Publication. 



Prima facie 
evidence of 
publication. 
Prima facie 
evidence of 
making, etc. 



ber of the commission or by its secretary, shall be prima 
facie evidence that said rule, regulation or order was made 
by the department of public health or by the commission, 
as the case may be. 

Section 2. Section thirty-seven of said chapter ninety- 
two is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourteenth 
line, the words "three times in one or more newspapers" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — once in a news- 
paper, — so as to read as follows: — Section 37. Except as 
provided in the two following sections, the commission may 
make rules and regulations for the government and use of 
the reservations or boulevards under its care and to govern 
the public use of the Charles river, the Neponset river and 
the Mystic river, within the metropolitan parks district, 
and of the ponds and other waters along which it holds 
abutting lands for reservations in said district; provided, 
that no rule or regulation affecting waters used for water 
supply purposes shall take effect as to such waters until 
approved in writing by the water board or other officers 
having control of the same, nor shall any rule or regulation 
affect the water rights of any person, whether a mill owner 
or otherwise. 

The commission shall cause such rules and regulations to 
be posted in the reservation or boulevard to which they 
apply, and shall also cause the same to be published at least 
once in a newspaper published in the county where said 
reservation or boulevard is in whole or in part situated, and 
such posting and publication shall be sufficient notice to all 
persons. The sworn certificate of any member of the com- 
mission or of its secretary of such posting and publishing 
shall be prima facie evidence thereof. 

Whoever violates any rule or regulation made hereunder 
shall be punished by fine not exceeding twenty dollars. 

Section 3. Section thirty-eight of said chapter ninety- 
two is hereby amended by striking out, in the eighth line, 
the words "three times in one or more newspapers" and 
inserting in place thereof the words: — once in a news- 
paper, — so as to read as follows: — Section 38. The com- 
mission may make reasonable rules and regulations, not 
impairing freight traffic, for the care, maintenance, pro- 
tection and policing of the Charles river basin as defined in 
section two of chapter five hundred and twenty-four of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and nine and amendments thereof, 
breaches of which rules and regulations shall be breaches of 
the peace punishable by fine not exceeding fifty dollars for 
each offence. The commission shall cause such rules and 
regulations to be published once in a newspaper published 
in Boston, and such publication shall be sufficient notice to 
all persons. The sworn certificate of any member of the 
commission or of its secretary of such publication shall be 
prima facie evidence thereof. A copy of any such rule or 
regulation, or of a rule or regulation made under the pre- 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 317, 318. 331 

ceding section, attested by any member of the commission 
or its secretary, shall be prima facie evidence that said rule 
or regulation was made by the commission. 

Approved May 5, 1926. 

An Act relative to the incurring of indebtedness for Chap. 317 

LAYING AND RELAYING WATER MAINS ELSEWHERE THAN 
IN STREETS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as Jollows: 

Section eight of chapter forty-four of the General Laws, ^;.^;.,"J)^' 
as amended by section eleven of chapter four hundred and etc!,' amended, 
eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, 
by section one of chapter three hundred and three of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three and by chapter forty- 
five of the acts of the current year, is hereby further amended 
by striking out clause {Sh), inserted by said section one, and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — {3b) For laying ?^J}^^"^^^^^^ggg 
and relaying water mains of not less than six inches but less for laying 
than sixteen inches in diameter, fifteen years. water mlTs. 

Approved May 5, 1926. 

An Act relative to emergency water supply. Chap. SIS 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty of the General Laws is hereby amended by G. l 40, § 40, 
striking out section forty and inserting in place thereof the ^'^^'^ ^ 
following: — Section 40. The metropolitan district com- Emergency 
mission in cities or towns using the metropolitan water water supply. 
supply, the city council in other cities, the selectmen or 
water commissioners in other towns and water companies 
supplying any communities in the commonwealth may, in 
cases of emergency, take by eminent domain under chapter 
seventy-nine the right to draw water from any stream, pond 
or reservoir not already appropriated to uses of a municipal 
water supply, or may purchase water from any city, town 
or water company, for a period of not more than six months 
in any year in quantities necessary to relieve the emergency; 
but no such taking or purchase shall be made until after the Approval by 
department of public health has approved the water as a pubtfc health. 
proper source of water supply and unless and until, in the 
case of towns, the selectmen or water commissioners have 
first been so authorized by a vote of the inhabitants at a Authorization 
town meeting or, in the case of water companies, said com- iifhlbitants, 
panics have first been so ordered in writing by said de- ®*<'- 
partment. They may also take by eminent domain under companies^^*^' 
said chapter seventy-nine the right to use any land for the Taking of 
time necessary to use such water; provided, that, in the case p/oviso"^ *^ 
of such a taking by a water company, said department shall 
first prescribe the limits within which such right shall be 
taken. The vote of a city council or of the inhabitants of a Evidence of 
town or of the metropolitan district commission or the emergency. 



332 



Acts, 1926. — Chaps. 319, 320. 



written order of said department to a water company to 
make or authorize such taking or purchase shall be con- 
clusive evidence of the existence of the emergency. 

Approved May 5, 1926. 



Chap.^19 An Act providing for an executive secretary for 

THE STATE EXAMINERS OF PLUMBERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section thirty-six of chapter thirteen of the General Laws, 
inserted by section two of chapter three hundred and forty- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following: 
— Said board shall appoint an executive secretary who is 
a citizen of the commonwealth and has had at least ten 
years continuous practical experience as a plumber. He 
shall receive such salary as shall be determined by said board, 
with the approval of the governor and council, and his 
necessary traveling expenses incurred in the performance of 
his duties. 

No member of said board shall be eligible for appointment 
as executive secretary, nor shall such appointment be subject 
to chapter thirty-one. Approved May 5, 1926. 



G. L. 13, § 36, 
etc., amended. 



Executive 
secretary for 
state examiners 
of plumbers, 
appointment, 
etc. 



No member 
of board 
eligible, etc. 



C/lCip. 320 An Act relative to the criminal records of offences 

AGAINST THE LAW OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 



G. L. 276, § 57, 
etc., amended. 



Court to obtain 
criminal records 
of certain 
prisoners 
before fixing 
ainount of 
ball, etc. 



G. L. 276, § 85, 
amended. 

Probation 
officers to 
investigate 
criminal cases 
and to inform 
court as to 
prior criminal 
prosecutions of 
defendants, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fifty-seven of chapter two hundred 
and seventy-six of the General Laws, as amended by section 
one of chapter four hundred and sixty-four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-two and by section one of 
chapter four hundred and thirty-six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by 
adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: — 
Before the amount of bail of a prisoner charged with an 
offence punishable by imprisonment for more than one year 
is fixed in court, the court shall obtain from its probation 
officer all available information relative to prior criminal 
prosecutions, if any, of the prisoner and to the disposition of 
each such prosecution. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and seventy-six 
is hereby further amended by striking out section eighty- 
five and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 
So. In addition to the other duties imposed upon him, 
each probation officer shall, as the court may direct, in- 
quire into the nature of every criminal case brought be- 
fore the court under the appointment of which he acts, and 
inform the court, so far as is possible, whether the defendant 
has previously been convicted of crime and in the case of 
a criminal prosecution before said court charging a person 
with an offence punishable by imprisonment for more than 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 320. 333 

one year the probation officer shall in any event present to 
the court such information as the commission on probation 
has in its possession relative to prior criminal prosecutions, 
if any, of such person and to the disposition of each such 
prosecution, and all other available information relative 
thereto, before such person is admitted to bail in court and 
also before disposition of the case against him by sentence, 
or placing on file or probation. When it comes to the To inform 
knowledge of a probation officer that the defendant in a officers of 
criminal case before his court charged with an offence pun- "'•"'r courts 
ishable by imprisonment for more than one year is then on authorities as 
probation in another court or is then at liberty on parole i,° court'of 
or on a permit to be at liberty, such probation officer shall 'lefendants on 
forthwith certify the fact of the presence of the defendant such other 
before his court to the probation officer of such other court fiberty^orf*^ 
or the parole authorities granting or issuing such parole or parole, etc. 
permit to be at liberty, as the case may be. He may recom- 
mend to the justice of his own court that any person con- 
victed be placed on probation. He shall perform such other other duties. 
duties as the court requires. He shall keep full records of Records. 
all cases investigated by him or placed in his care by the 
court, and of all duties performed by him. Every person Probationers 
released upon probation shall be given by the probation wriuen^state- 
officer a written statement of the terms and conditions of ™fnt as to 

. i 1 release. 

the release. 

Section 3. Section one hundred of said chapter two g. l. 276, § 100, 
hundred and seventy-six is hereby amended by inserting a^n^nded. 
after the word "court" in the fourth line the following: — , 
and the commissioner of correction, the institutions com- 
missioner of Boston and the county commissioners of 
counties other than Suffolk shall transmit to the commis- 
sion, as aforesaid, detailed and complete records relative to 
all paroles and permits to be at liberty granted or issued 
by them, respectively, to the revoking of the same and to 
the length of time served on each sentence to imprisonment 
by each prisoner so released specifying the institution where 
each such sentence was served, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 100. Every probation officer, or the chief or senior Probation 
probation officer of a court having more than one probation cCTtafn other 
officer, shall transmit to the commission, in such form and pubUc officers 
at such times as it shall require, detailed reports regarding to comr^dssion 
the work of probation in the court, and the commissioner of detaUed^'"^" 
correction, the institutions commissioner of Boston and the reports of 
county commissioners of counties other than Suffolk shall woa! paroles, 
transmit to the commission, as aforesaid, detailed and com- aUiberty" Itc 
plete records relative to all paroles and permits to be at 
liberty granted or issued by them, respectively, to the re- 
voking of the same and to the length of time served on each 
sentence to imprisonment by each prisoner so released 
specifying the institution where each such sentence was 
served; and under the direction of the commission a record Record of 
shall be kept of all such cases as the commission may require to be kept, etc. 
for the information of the justices and probation officers. 



334 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 321. 



Police 
officials to 
co-operate. 

Accessibility 
of informa- 
tion, etc. 



Information 
by commis- 
sioner of cor- 
rection and 
department 
of public 
welfare. 



G. L. 279, 
new section 
after § 4. 

Court 
to obtain 
information 
as to prior 
criminal prose- 
cutions of 
defendants 
before disposi- 
tion of certain 
criminal 
prosecutions. 

Effective 
date. 



Police officials shall co-operate with the commission and the 
probation officers in obtaining and reporting information 
concerning persons on probation. The information so ob- 
tained and recorded shall be accessible at all times to the 
justices and officers of the courts, to the police commissioner 
of Boston, and to all chiefs of police and city marshals. The 
commissioner of correction and the department of public 
welfare shall at all times give to the commission and the 
probation officers such information as may be obtained from 
the records concerning prisoners under sentence or who have 
been released. 

Section 4. Chapter two hundred and seventy-nine of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after sec- 
tion four the following new section: — Section 4^- Before 
disposition by sentence or placing on file or probation of 
any criminal prosecution for an offence punishable by im- 
prisonment for more than one year, the court shall obtain 
from its probation officer all available information relative 
to prior criminal prosecutions, if any, of the defendant and 
to the disposition of each such prosecution. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect on September first 
of the current year. Approved May 5, 1926. 



Char) 321 ^^ ^^^ relative to the registration of optometrists. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 112, § 
amended. 



Examination 
and registra- 
tion of 
optometrists. 



Qualifications 
of applicants 
for examina- 
tion. 



ProviBO. 



Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twelve of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
sixty-eight and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 68. No person, except as otherwise provided in this 
section, shall practice optometry until he shall have passed 
an examination conducted by the board in theoretic, prac- 
tical and physiological optics, theoretic and practical op- 
tometry and in the anatomy and physiology of the eye, and 
shall have demonstrated his ability to properly use scientific 
instruments and methods used in the practice of optometry, 
and shall have been registered and shall have received a 
certificate of registration which shall have conspicuously 
printed on its face the definition of optometry set forth in 
section sixty-six. Every applicant for examination shall 
present satisfactory evidence, in the form of affidavits 
properly sworn to, that he is over twenty-one years of 
age and of good moral character, that he has graduated 
from a school of optometry, approved by the board, main- 
taining a course of study of not less than two years with a 
minimum requirement of fifteen hundred attendance hours 
and that he has graduated from a high school approved by 
the board or has had a preliminary education equivalent to 
at least four years in a public high school; provided, that 
if he is unable to prove graduation from, or four years' 
actual attendance at, a high school the board shall deter- 
mine his qualifications by proper preliminary examination, 
the fee for which shall be five dollars to be paid by the 



Acts, 1926. — Chap. 321. 335 

applicant. Tlie fee for tlie examination for registration Fee. 
shall he twenty-five dollars and those passing the exami- 
nation shall receive the certificate of registration without 
additional charge. Any applicant who fails to pass a satis- Additional 
factory examination for registration shall he entitled after exammationa. 
the expiration of three months to additional examinations, 
the first of which shall he free of charge, and for each sub- 
sequent examination a fee of five dollars shall he paid. 

Any person who shall present to the hoard a certified copy Reciprocity 
or certificate of registration or license which was issued to ""eeistrat