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ACTS 



RESOLVES 



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1929 



TOGETHER WITH 

RETURNS OF VOTES UPON QUESTIONS SUBMITTED TO VOTERS, 
TABLES SHOWING CHANGES IN THE STATUTES, ETC. 



PUBLISHED BT THE 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH 



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BOSTON 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING COMPANY 

1929 



ACTS AND RESOLVES 

OF 

MASSACHUSETTS 
1929 



S^ The General Court, which was chosen November 6, 1928, assembled 
on Wednesday, the second day of January, 1929, for its first annual session. 

The oaths of office were taken and subscribed by His Excellency Frank 
G. Allen and His Honor William S. Youngman on Thursdaj^, the third 
day of January, in the presence of the two Houses assembled in convention. 



ACTS. 



Chap. 



An Act authorizing the town of watertown to ap- 
propriate MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE 
COST OF ERECTION OF A MEMORIAL TO THE FOUNDERS OF 
THE TOWN AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 

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

Section 1. The town of Watertown may appropriate Town of 
money in nineteen hundred and twenty-nine and in nineteen mny''ap°pro- 
hundred and thirty for the purpose of paying the cost of pii^te money 
erection of a memorial to the founders of Watertown and for of paying 
other purposes in connection with the celebration of the erect°on of a 
tercentenary of the founding of the town. the7ound*° 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. of the town. 



Approved January 23, 1929. 



etc. 



Chap. 



An Act validating the registration of certain voters 

prior to the last state PRIxMARY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The registration of any voter between ten o'clock in the Kegistration 
evening on the twentieth day preceding the state primary "oterspdor 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight and the day following to last state 
said primary in violation of section twenty-six of chapter validated. 
fifty-one of the General Laws, as most recently amended by 
section one of chapter one hundred and three of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, to the extent that 
such registration is invalid by reason thereof, is hereby made 
valid. Approved January 29, 1929. 



Chap. 



An Act relative to certain police officers of the 

CITY of boston pensioned ON ACCOUNT OF DISABILITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Once each year the police commissioner for the city of ;^"'j"^\ 
Boston shall require every retired police officer of said city examination 
under age fifty-five, who is in receipt of a pension on ac- ofK^ers'^of 
count of disability under any law, other than chapter five |;',^j °/;f °®*°°' 
hundred and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred lifty-five, 
and twenty-two, providing for the retirement and pensioning d'isabiiity'. 
of any police officer of said city, to submit to an examination 
to be given by the medical board provided for by section 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 4, 5. 



Certification to 
police com- 
missioner as 
to physical and 
mental fitness 
of police 
officer for 
service, etc. 

Restoration to 
service, etc. 



Pension to 
cease, etc. 



Pension to 
cease upon 
failure to 
submit to 
examination. 



eighteen of said chapter five hundred and twenty-one at a 
time and place designated by it, or to be given by a physician 
designated by said board in case the retired pohce officer 
resides without the commonwealth. Said board by itself 
or by such physician in the case aforesaid shall make such 
examination and upon completion thereof shall report and 
certify to said police commissioner whether or not said 
retired police officer is physically and mentally fit for service 
in the police department of said city and of the rank or grade 
held by him when he was retired. If said board shall report 
and certify to said police commissioner that said retired police 
officer is physically and mentally fit for service as aforesaid, 
said police commissioner shall restore him to said police 
department in the same rank or grade which he had when he 
was retired, in the first vacancy occurring in such rank or 
grade, and shall send him written notice when and where to 
report for duty; and upon so reporting for duty his pension 
shall cease and he shall again become eligible to the benefits 
of the law under which he was formerly retired and shall 
not be subject to the provisions of said chapter five hundred 
and twenty-one. If said retired police officer fails to submit 
to such examination or to return to duty as required by said 
notice, his pension shall cease. 

Approved January 30, 1929. 



Chap. 4 An Act authorizing the Middlesex college of medi- 
cine AND surgery, inc., TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND 
PERSONAL PROPERTY. 



The Middlesex 
College of 
Medicine and 
Surgery, Inc., 
may hold 
additional 
real and 
personal prop- 
erty. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Middlesex College of Medicine and Surgery, Inc., a 
corporation incorporated under chapter twenty-eight of the 
acts of eighteen hundred and forty-nine, under the name of 
Worcester Medical Institution, and whose name was changed 
to its present one under general law December fifteenth, 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, is hereby authorized to hold 
real and personal property to an amount not exceeding one 
million dollars for the purposes of said corporation. 

Approved January 31, 1929. 



Chap. 5 An Act to authorize the children's hospital in the 

CITY OF BOSTON TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL 
ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Children's Hospital, incorporated by chapter forty- 
four of the acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, is hereby 
authorized to hold, for the purposes for which it is incorpo- 
rated, real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding 
six milUon dollars in value, including the amount which it is 
already authorized by law to hold. 

Approved January 31, 1929. 



The 

Children's 
Hospital 
may hold 
additional 
real and 
personal estate. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 6, 7. 



An Act repealing certain provisions of law relative PJiQry a 

TO LLOYDS associations. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and sixty-one of chap- Repeal, 
ter one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws is 
hereby repealed. 

Section 2. Section six of chapter one hundred and ten g. l. no, § e. 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out in '*"'^"<^«"^- 
the fourth, fifth and sixth lines, the words " , nor to associ- 
ations authorized to transact insurance in the common- 
wealth under section one hundred and sixty-one of chapter 
one hundred and seventy-five", so as to read as follows: — 
Section 6. The preceding section shall not apply to any Certain 
corporation doing business under its true corporate name, exempt V°om 
nor to any partnership doing business under any title which statfn^Tea?*'^**' 
includes the true surname of any partner; nor to any nameof 
association which has complied with sections five and six of actfng bus'iness, 
chapter one hundred and fifty-nine; nor to any partnership, ^*''- 
joint stock company or association the business of which 
is conducted by trustees under a written instrument or 
declaration of trust, provided that the names of such trustees Proviso. 
with a reference to such instrument or declaration of trust 
shall be filed as provided in section five. 

Approved February 2, 1929. 

An Act permitting certain limited fraternal benefit (JJiaj) 7 
societies to amend their charters under general 

LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-six of chapter one hundred and seventy-six g. l. i76, 
of the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter amend^e^d. 
one hundred and fifty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one, by chapter four hundred and ninety-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, by section 
three of chapter eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five and by chapter two hundred and eighty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "ten" in the 
fifty-seventh line the word : — , eleven, — so that the third 
paragraph of said section will read as follows : — 

Any such limited society may be incorporated, and limited frLTernai 
fraternal benefit corporations may be formed, in the manner benefit 
prescribed in and be subject to this section and to sections hoTiJfcor- 
six, seven, nine, ten, eleven, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-two, poi'ated, etc. 
thirty-six, forty-seven, forty-seven A and forty-nine of 
this chapter and the seventh clause of section five of chapter 
fifty-nine; provided, that no proceeding shall be instituted Proviso, 
under said section thirty-six because such society has a 
membership of less than four hundred. 

Approved February 2, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 8, 9. 



Reserve 
police force 
in town of 
Natick, 
establishment, 
etc. 



Chap. 8 An Act providing for the establishment of a reserve 

POLICE FORCE IN THE TOWN OF NATICK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Natick may establish a re- 
serve police force consisting of not more than five members, 
and appointments thereto shall, subject to chapter thirty- 
one of the General Laws, be made in the same manner as 
appointments to the regular police force of said town. The 
chief of police of said town may assign the members of such 
reserve force to duty in said town whenever and for such 
length of time as he may deem necessary; and when on duty 
the members of said reserve force shall have all the powers 
and duties of members of the regular police force of said 
town. 

Section 2. This act may be submitted to the voters of 
said town for acceptance at any annual town meeting, and, 
for the purpose of such submission only, shall take effect 
upon its passage. The vote shall be taken in answer to the 
following cjuestion which shall be placed upon the official 
ballot to be used for the election of town officers at said 
meeting: — "Shall an act passed by the general court in the 
year nineteen hundred and twentj^-nine, entitled 'An Act 
providing for the establishment of a reserve police force in 
the town of Natick', be accepted?" If a majority of the 
votes in answer to said question are in the affirmative, this 
act shall thereupon take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 2, 1929. 



Submiesiun 
to voters, 
etc. 



Chap. 



G. L. 40, § 5, 
cl. (12), etc., 
amenileii. 



Cities and 
towns may 
appropiiate 
money for 
decoration of 
soldiers' 
graves and 
for observance 
of Meinoriiil 



9 An Act relative to the participation of local chapters 

OF the MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE 
AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN THE MUNICIPAL OBSERVANCE 
OF MEMORIAL DAY AND OTHER PATRIOTIC HOLIDAYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Clause (12) of section five of chapter forty of the General 
Laws, as amended by section six of chapter four hundred and 
eighty-six 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 
chapter sixteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven and by chapter nine of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "America" in the twenty-second line of said 
clause the following : — and of local chapters of the Massa- 
chusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, — 
so as to read as follows: — (12) For erecting headstones or 
other monuments at the graves of persons who served in the 
war of the revolution, the war of eighteen hundred and 
twelve, the Seminole war, the Mexican war or the war of 
the rebellion or who served in the mihtary or naval service 
of the United States in the Spanish American war or in the 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 10. 7 

World war; for acquiring land by purchase or by eminent Day and 
domain under chapter seventy-nme, purchasing, erecting, holidays, etc. 
equipping or dedicating buildings, or constructing or dedi- 
cating other suitable memorials, for the purpose of properly 
commemorating the services and sacrifices of persons who 
served as aforesaid; for the decoration of the graves, monu- 
ments or other memorials of soldiers, sailors and marines 
who served in the army, navy or marine corps of the United 
States in time of war or insurrection and the proper observ- 
ance of Memorial Day and other patriotic holidays under 
the auspices of the local posts of the Grand Army of the 
Republic, United Spanish War Veterans, The American 
Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United 
States and under the auspices of the Kearsarge Association 
of Naval Veterans, Inc. and of local garrisons of the Army 
and Navy Union of the United States of America and of 
local chapters of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of 
the American Revolution; or for keeping in repair graves, 
monuments or other memorials erected to the memory of 
such persons or of its firemen who died from injuries received 
in the performance of their duties in the fire service or for 
decorating the graves of such firemen or for other memorial 
observances in their honor. Money appropriated in honor 
of such firemen may be paid over to, and expended for 
such purposes by, any veteran firemen's association or similar 
organization. Approved February 2, 1929. 



An Act to incorporate the cathedral church of the Chav 10 

DIOCESE OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Thomas F. Davies, John M. McGann, chnst church 
William C. Simons, Henry M. Morgan, Stedman W. Craig, ufeofocteof 
Ralph Carleton, Herbert G. Farquhar, Philip W. Simons, yjf'^^'""^ 
Laurence D. Chapin, William H. Shuart, William C. Hill, incorporated.^' 
Lennox F. Beach, A. Ohn Sinclair, Oscar D. Dillman, Philip 
S. Beebe, Edward T. Davis, Charles W. Burt, Morton Snow 
and Addison L. Green, their associates and successors, who 
shall be appointed or elected as hereinafter prescribed, are 
hereby made a corporation by the name of Christ Church 
Cathedral of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, with 
all the powers and privileges and subject to all the duties, 
restrictions and liabilities set forth in all general laws now or 
hereafter in force relating to charitable corporations, so far 
as the same are appHcable. 

Section 2. The object of the said corporation shall be object of 
the establishment, erection, maintenance, and management corporation. 
in accordance with the doctrine, discipline, and worship of 
the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of 
America, of a cathedral church and its appurtenances in 
the city of Springfield, and of such incidental foundations, 
schools, faculties, and other religious and charitable works 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 11, 



May sue and 
be sued, may 
acquire by 
purchase, gift, 
etc., real or 
personal 
estate, etc. 



May change 
name. 



First 

members of 
corporation. 

Vacancies. 



Proviso. 



Corporation 
to have power 
to adopt a 
constitution, 
etc. 



Adoption of 
statutes not 
inconsistent 
with constitu- 
tion. 



Proviso. 



as may properly be connected with such cathedral in and 
for the diocese of which the said city of Springfield is a part. 

Section 3. The said corporation shall be capable of 
suing and being sued and shall have power to acquire by 
purchase, gift, grant, devise or bequest, and to hold in trust 
or otherwise, any estate or property, real or personal, neces- 
sary or proper for any of the objects of the said corporation, 
and to sell, mortgage, convey or otherwise dispose of any 
property held by it. The said corporation shall have power, 
at a meeting duly called for the purpose, to change the name 
of the corporation. 

Section 4. The persons named in the first section of 
this act shall be, and are hereby constituted the first mem- 
bers of said corporation and they shall hold office and have 
power to fill vacancies in their number until their successors 
shall be appointed or elected and qualified, under the con- 
stitution to be adopted as hereinafter prescribed; provided, 
that the bishop of the said Protestant Episcopal church of 
the diocese in which the said cathedral shall be situated, 
exercising jurisdiction as such for the time being, shall be 
ex-officio a member and the official head and presiding 
oflEicer of the said corporation. 

Section 5. The said corporation shall have power to 
adopt a constitution, which shall prescribe the number of 
members of the corporation other than the said bishop, and 
the mode of electing or appointing such members and their 
powers and duties, and from time to time to amend or to 
repeal the same. The corporation shall also have power to 
adopt statutes not inconsistent with said constitution, and 
from time to time to amend or to repeal the same. Such 
statutes shall provide for the management and administra- 
tion of the business, property and affairs of the corporation, 
and for maintaining the worship and carrying on the work 
of the cathedral. The constitution shall determine how 
and upon what notice it may be amended or repealed, and 
also how and upon what notice the said statutes may be 
adopted, amended or repealed; provided, that the con- 
stitution and statutes, and any amendments thereof, shall 
not be inconsistent with this act or with any law of the 
commonwealth. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 7, 1929. 



Chap. 11 A^ -^CT authorizing the city of NORTHAMPTON TO AP- 
PROPRIATE MONEY TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR HOLDING 
IN SAID CITY DURING THE CURRENT YEAR THE ANNUAL 
REUNION OF THE ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTH UNITED 
STATES INFANTRY VETERANS ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN 
EXPEDITIONARY FORCES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

NOTthimpton SECTION 1. The city of Northampton may appropriate 
may appro- a sum, uot exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, for the purpose 

pnate money / r- r- 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 12, 13. 9 

of providing proper facilities for public entertainment at the to provide 
time of the annual reunion of the one hundred and fourth lroTding1n°^ 
United States infantry veterans association, American ^fjrin'^^current 
expeditionary forces, to be held in said city during the cur- year the 
rent year and of paying expenses incidental to such enter- oFthe'one""'°" 
tainment. Money so appropriated shall be expended under I'nlTrth^united 
the direction and control of the mayor of said city. states infantry 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Issoc^"!on, 

Approved February 7, 1929. American ' 

^ ^ 'J ' expeditionary 

: forces. 

An Act enabling the town of milton to sell a portion phf^rt 1 9 

OF ITS PLAYGROUND ON BLUE HILL AVENUE. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Milton may sell at public auc- Town of 
tion or private sale, and convey, the whole or any part of a seiia'po^tlon 
certain parcel of real estate situated in that town, which ofitspiay- 
has been held for playground purposes and is no longer needed Biue'nifr 
for public use, and shall use the proceeds of such sale for si^enue, etc. 
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 Boundaries 
as follows: Commencing at a stone bound in the county description, 
commissioners' line forming the southeasterly boundary of 
Blue Hill avenue, set at land now or formerly of Bridget 
Will; thence running southerly along said land of Will one 
hundred and four and five one hundredths feet to a point; 
thence running northwesterly eighty-five feet to said 
county commissioners' line and forming an angle of ninety 
degrees therewith; thence running northeasterly along 
said county commissioners' line sixty feet to the point of 
beginning; containing twenty-five hundred and fifty square 
feet, more or less. 

Section 2. Action hereunder may be taken by the town when action 
at the annual meeting to be held in March in the current ™ay be taken. 
year, but not thereafter, except so far as is necessary to 
carry out the provisions of any 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 7, 1929. 

An Act placing the chief of police and the members QJiaj) 13 

OF THE REGULAR OR PERMANENT POLICE FORCE OF THE 
TOWN OF ROCKPORT UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The chief of police and members of the chief of 
regular or permanent police force of the town of Rockport member^s^of 
shall, upon the effective date of this act, become subject to regular or 
the civil service laws and rules and regulations relating to poiicefor^e 
the appointment and removal of police officers in towns, Rocl^orf 
and the tenure of office of anv incumbent thereof shall be pieced under 

civil service 

laws. 



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Acts, 1929. — Chap. 14. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



unlimited, except that he may be removed in accordance 
with such laws and rules and regulations; but the present 
chief of police and the present members of the regular or 
permanent police force of said town may continue to serve 
as such without taking a civil service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the voters of said town at the annual town 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 
year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, entitled, 'An Act 
placing the chief of police and the members of the regular 
or permanent police force of the town of Rockport 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 effect, but not otherwise, except 
that for the purpose of such submission it shall take effect 
upon its passage. Approved February 7, 1929. 



Town of 
Amesbury 
may establish 
and maintain 
a public 
hospital and 
may purchase 
the Amesbury 
hospital 
association 
property for 
such purpose. 



Chap. 14 An Act authorizing the town of amesbury to establish 

AND maintain A PUBLIC HOSPITAL AND TO PURCHASE THE 
AMESBURY HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION PROPERTY FOR SUCH 
PURPOSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Amesbury may establish and 
maintain a public hospital for the use of the inhabitants of 
said town, and others admitted thereto, who may require 
medical or surgical treatment, and may appropriate money 
for the establishment and maintenance of said hospital and 
for the purchase of property therefor as hereinafter pro- 
vided. Said town may purchase for use as aforesaid the 
buildings and other property of the Amesbury hospital 
located in said town and owned by the Amesbury hospital 
association. 

Section 2. For the purpose of providing funds for the 
purchase aforesaid, 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 necessarj'^, not exceeding in the 
aggregate fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Amesbury Hospital Loan, Act of 1929. 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 inside the statutory limit and shall, 
except as herein provided, be subject to the provisions of 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 
Trustees, SECTION 3. Said towu shall, within sixty days from the 

tirms°"tc. effective date of this act, elect at an annual or special elec- 



Amesbury 
Hospital 
Loan, Act of 
1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 15, 16. 11 

tion a board consisting of five trustees to manage said public 
hospital, who shall hold office, two until the expiration of 
three years, two until the expiration of two years, and one 
until the expiration of one year, from the date of the first 
annual meeting following said effective date. Thereafter as 
the terms of office expire, the town shall annually elect such 
number of trustees for the term of three years each as are 
necessary to fill any vacancies. Any vacancy occurring in vacancies. 
said board otherwise than by the expiration of a term of 
office shall be filled by appointment by the board of select- 
men for the residue of the term. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submission to 
by a majority of the registered voters of the town present of°Amesbu°ryr 
and voting thereon by ballot at any town meeting called etc. 
for the purpose within three years from the passage of this 
act; but, for the purpose of such acceptance, it shall take 
effect upon its passage. Approved February 7, 1929. 

An Act exempting from local taxation the stock of Qhav 15 

DOMESTIC insurance COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Clause thirty-first of section five of chapter g. t>. 59, §.5. 
fifty-nine of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding aJ^Jn^Jed^"''''®' 
at the end thereof the following : — , and stock in domestic 
insurance companies subject to taxation under section twenty 
or twenty-two of said chapter, — so that said clause thirty- 
first will read as follows: — Thirt3^-first, Stock in domestic stock in 
business corporations, as defined in section thirty of chapter buSnlsg" 
sixty-three, and stock in domestic insurance companies sub- corporations 
ject to taxation under section twenty or twenty-two of said dom^tic'^ *" 

chapter. insurance 

COITlDiiniGS 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of the thirty- exempt from 
first day of March in the current year. EffltrlTe 

Approved February 8, 1929. 



An Act relative to the observance by certain Chap. 16 
municipalities of their three hundredth anniver- 
saries. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to Emergency 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an P''«^'"'''e- 
emergency law, necessary for the unmediate preservation 
of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Every municipality which was settled or began its corpo- Certain 
rate existence in sixteen hundred and twenty-nine or six- "av make*'"** 
teen hundred and thirty, and every other municipality in- appropriations 
eluding within its limits any territory which was a part of igmorThl 
such first mentioned municipality at the time of the settle- thli>thre*e^ °^ 
ment or beginning of corporate existence aforesaid, may hundredth 
make appropriations in nineteen hundred and twenty-nine '^°°'''^'"^'''''^- 



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Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 17, 18. 



Town of 
Wilmington 
may borrow 
money for 
school purposes 



and/or in nineteen hundred and thirty for the observance in 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine or nineteen hundred and 
thirty of the three hundredth anniversary of the settlement 
or beginning of corporate existence aforesaid. Any such 
municipaHty may employ a secretary and such other em- 
ployees and perform such other acts as may be necessary to 
prepare for and carry out the observance of such anniversary. 

Approved February 8, 1929. 

Chap. 17 An Act authorizing the town of Wilmington to bor- 
row MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing additional 
school accommodations in the town of Wilmington by the 
acquisition of land and/or the construction of a new school 
building or buildings, or by enlarging, remodelling and/or 
constructing additions to its present school buildings, in- 
cluding the original equipment and furnishing of such new 
buildings or of such additions as increase the floor space of 
said present buildings, 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, fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Wilmington School Loan, Act of 1929. 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 inside the statutory limit and shall, 
except as provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four 
of the General Laws exclusive of the limitation contained in 
the first paragraph of section seven thereof, as revised by 
chapter three hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved February 8, 1929. 



Wilmington 
School Loan, 
Act of 1929. 



Chap. 18 An Act extending the time within wthich certain 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR HIGH SCHOOL PURPOSES MAY BE IN- 
CURRED BY THE CITY OF NEWBURYPORT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter forty-six of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-four is hereby amended by 
striking out, in the seventh line, the word "five" and in- 
serting in place thereof the word : — ten, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 1 . For the purpose of purchasing or 
otherwise acquiring land in the city of Newburyport for 
high school purposes, together with the buildings thereon, 



1924, 46, 5 1 
amended. 



City of New- 
buryport may 
borrow money 
for high 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 19, 20. 13 

and for the original construction of a high school building on ^.t^hooi 
said land including the cost of the original equipment and p^^'p''^^^ 
furnishings of such building, said city may borrow from Time within 
time to time, within a period of ten years from the passage of indebtedness 
this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in f^'^y^^^^ 
the aggregate, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and '" """^^ ' 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Newburyport High School Loan, Act of 1924. ^il^^;'';:^^]:^^^' 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and j.fjj'j"- '^''^"f 
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 in 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 new provisions 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 8, 1929. 



An Act authorizing the city of westfield to appro- (yifip 19 

PRIATE money to PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR HOLDING IN 
SAID CITY THE STATE CONVENTION OF THE AMERICAN 
LEGION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Westfield may appropriate a cityof 
sum, not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars, for the pur- "ay appro- 
pose of providing proper facilities for public entertainment f^'pro^de"^^ 
at the time of the state convention of The American Legion, faciiitiesfor 
to be held in said city during the current year, and of pay- sa°idcifythe 
ing expenses incidental to such entertainment. Money so tJon''o'f°Thr" 
appropriated shall be expended under the direction of the Ameiioan 
mayor of said city. 

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

Approved February 8, 1929. 



r,oa:inn 



An Act authorizing the town of westport to refund C/mp. 20 

OR extend certain temporary LOANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Westport may refund from To«nof 
time to time any revenue loan of the year nineteen hundred refumror""^^ 
and twenty-eight for a period of not more than eighteen temporary*^'" 
months from the date of the passage of this act and may issue loans. 
a note or notes of the town therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Westport Revenue Refunding Loan, Act of J^|fgP°Jg' 
1929. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in uefimdiug 
excess of the statutory limit. None of the unappropriated |o?m)"' '^"^ ''^ 
funds in the treasury on January first, nineteen hundred and 



14 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 21, 22. 



twenty-nine, nor the receipts from the collection of taxes of 
the year nineteen hundred and twenty-eight and prior 
years, nor other accounts receivable of the town as of said 
January first, shall be applied to or appropriated for any 
purpose except the payment of the revenue loans of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight or the revenue refunding loans 
herein authorized, so long as there are any such loans out- 
standing. 

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

Approved February 8, 1929. 



Chap. 21 An Act enabling the town op marblehead to present 
A set of flags or other appropriate gift to the 

UNITED STATES FOR THE USE OF THE U. S. S. " MARBLE- 
HEAD ". 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Marblehead may appropriate 
a sum of money, not exceeding five hundred dollars, for the 
purpose of purchasing a set of flags or such other appropriate 
gift as the town may determine, to be presented to the 
United States for the use of the U. S. S. "Marblehead". 

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

Approved February 8, 1929. 



Town of 
Marblehead 
may present 
a set of 
flags or other 
appropriate 
gift to the 
United States 
for the use 
of the U.S. S. 
"Marblehead." 



1925, 339, § 18, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 22 An Act postponing the time for allocating and appor- 
tioning THE COST OF CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND 
OPERATION OF THE SOUTH ESSEX SEWERAGE DISTRICT AND 
OTHERWISE AMENDING THE ACT ESTABLISHING SAID DIS- 
TRICT, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eighteen of chapter three hundred 
and thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five, as amended by section one of chapter thirty-six of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven and by sections 
two, three, four and five of chapter two hundred and ninety- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is 
hereby further amended by striking out the eleventh, twelfth 
and thirteenth paragraphs and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — 

Beginning in the year nineteen hundred and thirty, said 
board shall determine annually on or before February 
apportionments fifteenth, what part of the retirement and interest pay- 
consT/uction, meuts falfiug due that year on bonds or notes issued under 
basis, etc. sectiou fifteen, including notes issued to pay annual interest 

on bonds or notes previously issued and any and all other 
sums, shall be allocated to each account described in sub- 
divisions (a) to (h), inclusive, as its share for that year of 
the cost of construction. Each share so determined in the 
case of subdivisions (a), (b), (c), (e), (/) and (g) shall be 
apportioned to the institutions, town and/or cities partici- 
pating in that share, one third in proportion to their re- 



South Esse.f 
Sewerage 
District, 
annua' 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 22. 15 

spective valuations as determined as hereinafter provided 
for the year nineteen hundred and thirty by the commis- 
sioner of corporations and taxation, and two thirds in 
proportion to their respective normal average flow of sewage 
as determined by said board for the period covered by the 
years nineteen hundred and twenty-eight and nineteen 
hundred and twenty-nine; it being hereby provided that, Determination, 
until the construction of the sewers and other works herein n°pnor[^°fnfent, 
provided for and until the sewerage system thus made is in °f fl°'^ °' ,., 

^ , . . , , 1 • 1 , • • r e sewage until 

operation, said board in determining, tor purposes oi ap- construction 
portionment, the flow of sewage, shall make use of the flow ^^ sewers, etc. 
of sewage of the existing systems from said institutions and 
cities, and as said town of Danvers has at present no sewer- Such 
age system and will not have one for some years adequate fn cl's""rruow"n 
to dispose of the sewage from said town, the flow of sewage °f Danvers. 
from said town of Danvers shall for said purposes be de- 
termined at one million two hundred and fifty thousand 
gallons per day. The cost of maintenance and operation of Annual 
said sewers and other works for each account described in oFcosto"'"^"''* 
subdivisions (a) to (g), inclusive, shall be estimated by said ^n'doprrltfon, 
board for each year on or before February fifteenth and shall basis, etc. 
be apportioned by said board to the institutions, town 
and/or cities participating in that account, one third in pro- 
portion to their respective valuations as last determined as 
hereinafter provided by the commissioner of corporations 
and taxation and two thirds in proportion to their respective 
flow of sewage as determined by said board for the previous 
year, except that the cost of maintenance and operation for 
the year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, or any part 
thereof, and for the year nineteen hundred and thirty shall 
first be estimated and apportioned as aforesaid in the year 
nineteen hundred and thirty on or before February fifteenth 
and that the two thirds of the cost of maintenance and 
operation for the year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, 
or any part thereof, and for the year nineteen hundred and 
thirty, shall be apportioned in proportion to the flow of 
sewage as determined by said board for the period covered 
by the years nineteen hundred and twenty-eight and nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-nine. Any balance remaining at Balance 
the end of any year on account of assessments herein pro- etJ^'.^tS'be' 
vided for shall be credited to the institution, town or cities credited, etc. 
as the case may be in the same proportion as assessed, and P*'^'''*' *'**^"d 
any deficit on account of any year shall be assessed the etc. 
following year in the same proportion as for the year in 
which the deficit occurred. For the purposes of apportion- Determination 
ing the annual cost of maintenance and operation, the flow slwagehom 
of sewage from the town of Danvers shall in no year prior town of 
to the year nineteen hundred and thirty-five be determined apportioning 
at less than one million two hundred and fifty thousand mnLfenance 

gallons per day. and operation, 

i,A The annual apportionments so deteraiined, including the Notice and 
annual allocations under subdivisions (d) and (h), both, for ^fg^j.^pt'^fo^^ 
cost of construction and for maintenance and operation, payment by 



16 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 22. 



said cities, 
town and 
institwtioTisi 



Recovery upon 
failure to pay 



Anuual 
determination 
and report of 
taxable 
valuations of 
said cities and 
town and of 
valuations of 
said 
institutions. 



Proviso. 



I'JliS, 339, § 2. 
etc., amended 



On M-ucli 31, 
1930, two 
members to 
nease to be 
members, etc 



1925, 339, § 15, 
etc., amended. 



Issue of 
notes to 
meet expenses 
of maintenance 
and operation, 
ote. 



shall in the case of each of said cities, town and institutions 
be added together, and on or before the fifteenth day of 
February in each year, beginning in nineteen hundred and 
thirty as aforesaid, the treasurer of said South Essex Sewer- 
age District shall notify each of the amount to be paid by 
it, and shall in writing demand that such amount be paid 
on or before the first day of November in that year, and 
said amount shall be so paid; and in case of failure to pay 
after a written demand therefor, said district may' recover 
such amount in contract from those liable to pay the same. 
The commissioner of corporations and taxation shall 
annually, beginning in the year nineteen hundred and 
thirty, determine and report to said board prior to Feb- 
ruary first the respective taxable valuations of said cities of 
Salem, Beverly and Peabody and of said town of Danvers, 
as of the first day of April next preceding, and the valuations, 
as of said day, as determined by said commissioner, of the 
institutions served by the sewerage system herein provided 
for; provided, that no part of the valuations of the* Essex 
county sanatorium, Danvers state hospital, Essex county 
agricultural school and the industrial camp shall for pur- 
poses of apportionment be included in the valuation of the 
town of Danvers. 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter three hundred 
and thirty-nine, as amended by section two of said chapter 
thirty-six, is hereby further amended by striking out the' 
fourth paragraph thereof and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — 

On March thirty-first, nineteen hundred and thirty, the 
engineer acting as county engineer for the county of Essex 
and the chief engineer of the department of public health 
shall cease to be members of said board, and the sewers 
and other works shall thereafter be managed, controlled and 
operated by the remaining five members. 

Section 3. Section fifteen of said chapter three hundred 
and thirty-nine, as amended by section one of said chapter 
two hundred and ninety-four, is hereby further amended by 
striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — 

To meet the expenses of maintenance and operation of 
said sewers and other works, so far as the same cannot be 
met from other sources, the treasurer of said South Essex 
Sewerage District shall, upon vote of said board, borrow 
from time to time and issue notes of the district therefor; 
said notes to be payable in not more than one year from their 
dates of issue from receipts from and assessments levied 
for the maintenance and operation of said system and other 
works; provided, that notes issued for a shorter period than 
one year may be refunded by the issue of other notes matur- 
ing within the required time, if the period from the date 
of issue of the original loan to the date of maturity of the 
last refunding loan does not exceed one year; and provided, 
further, that notes so issued during the year nineteen hun- 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 23, 24. 17 

dred and twenty-nine for a period of one year or less may be 
refunded, as hereinbefore provided, so that the period from 
the date of issue of the original loan to the date of maturity 
of the last refunding loan shall not exceed two years. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 8, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the city library association of Chap. 28 

SPRINGFIELD TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL 
ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter forty of the acts of nineteen hun- i9i-', 4o, § i, 
dred and twelve is hereby amended by striking out, in the ''™^"^^'^- 
fifth Line, the word "three" and inserting in place thereof 
the word : — six, — so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . JJ{^^^^^^^ 
The City Library Association of Springfield is hereby au- Association of 
thorized to hold real and personal estate for the purposes nfay"hoid'^ 
named in its act of incorporation, chapter one hundred and ^g![{'^'°^"' 
forty-two of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and personal estate 
sixty-four, to an amount not exceeding six million dollars, 
exclusive of its library, art and science buildings and of 
the books and collections of natural history and works of 
art in its library and museum buildings. 

Approved February 8, 1929. 

An Act repealing certain provisions of law relative fhr... 94 

TO ASSESSMENT INSURANCE COMPANIES. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-seven of ^" gijip"' '''^'^ • 
the General Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred 
and eighty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four and as affected by section seventeen of chapter four 
hundred and six of the acts of said year, is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. Section three of chapter one hundred and ^^^ ^'■imended 
seventy-five of the General Laws, as amended by section one 
of said chapter four hundred and six, is hereby further 
amended by striking out all after the word "or" in the 
sixth line and inserting in place thereof the words : — chapter 
one^ hundred and seventy-six or one hundred and seventy- 
eight, — so as to read as follows: — Section 3. No com- insurance 
pany shall make a contract of insurance upon or relative to contlaryV 
any property or interests or lives in the commonwealth, or ^^■j^j''^''' ^""^ 
with any resident thereof, and no person shall negotiate, forbidden 
solicit, or in any manner aid in the transaction of such in- 
surance or of its continuance or renewal, except as author- 
ized by this chapter or chapter one hundred and seventy-six 
or one hundred and seventy-eight. 

Section 3. Section three A of said chapter one hun- g.l. 175, §3a, 
dred and seventy-five, inserted by section two of said chapter '^^^e"'^*'^' 
four hundred andj six, is hereby amended by striking out, in 
the second and third lines, the words "chapters one hundred 



18 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 24. 



Commissioner 

of insurance 

to enforce 

certain 

provisions of 

law. 

To report 

certain 

violations 

to attorney 

general, etc. 



G. L. 175, >^ 25, 
etc., amended. 



and seventy-six and one hundred and seventy-seven", — 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — chapter one 
hundred and seventy-six, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 3 A. The commissioner shall administer and enforce 
the provisions of this chapter and chapter one hundred and 
seventy-six, and, so far as is provided therein, chapter one 
hundred and seventy-eight. If upon complaint, examination 
or other evidence exhibited to him he is of the opinion that 
any provision of said chapters has been violated, he shall 
forthwith report the facts to the attorney general, to the 
proper district attorney or to the commissioner of public 
safety, who shall cause the offender to be prosecuted therefor. 
Section 4. Section twenty-five of said chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy-five, as amended by section two of chapter 
one hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one and by chapter eighty-six of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the heading "Forms B and C. — Mutual 
Companies and United States Branches of Companies 
OF Foreign Countries" and also the paragraph immedi- 
ately following the same, all as printed in the General Laws, 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — 



Change in 
Forms B 
and C, annual 
statement 
of certain 
insurance 
companies. 



G. L. 175, § 29, 
amended. 



Companies 
subject to 
chapter 175. 



Forms B and C. — Companies Not Elsewhere Pro- 
vided FOR and United States Branches of Com- 
panies OF Foreign Countries. 

The form of return required from mutual companies and 
from the United States branches of companies of foreign 
countries, and from all other companies except those here- 
inbefore provided for and except life and those reporting 
under chapter one hundred and seventy-six or one hundred 
and seventy-eight, shall be the same as outlined above, 
with such modifications as the commissioner may deem 
necessary to make the foregoing form apphcable to the 
business of such companies. 

Section 5. Section twenty-nine of said chapter one 
hundred and seventy-five is hereby amended by striking out, 
in the third and fourth lines and in the eighth and ninth 
lines, the words "chapters one hundred and seventy-sLx and 
one hundred and seventy-seven" and inserting in place 
thereof, in each instance, the words: — chapter one hundred 
and seventy-six, — so as to read as follows : — Section 29. 
All companies now or hereafter incorporated or formed by 
authority of any general or special law of the commonwealth 
shall, except as provided in section one hundred and fourteen 
and in chapter one hundred and seventy-six, be subject to 
this chapter. Trade unions and other associations of wage 
workers whose principal objects are to deal with the relations 
between employers^and employees^relative to wages, hours 
of labor and other conditions of emplojonent shall not be 
subject to this chapter or chapter one hundred and seventy- 
six. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 24. 19 

Section 6. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five, g. l. 175. § se, 
as amended in section fifty-six by section seven of chapter etc., amended. 
four hundred and fifty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section fifty-six and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: — Section 56. Any domestic corporation subject to Reincorpora- 
chapter one hundred and seventy-six and confining its fr°ternar''^'" 
membership to a particular order or fraternity may by a benefit 
two thirds vote of its policy or certificate holders voting stock*'^^'*^ 
thereon adopt this section at a meeting called to consider the companies, 
same, of which meeting written or printed notice shall be 
mailed to each policy or certificate holder at least thirty 
days before the day fixed for the meeting, and be reincorpo- 
rated under this chapter as a stock company to insure only 
against the disability of the insured by sickness and the 
bodily injury and death of the insured by accident as pro- 
vided in subdivisions (a) and (6) of the sixth clause of section 
forty-seven. The members of such corporation may vote voting by 
on this proposition by proxy, if the instrument appointing p'""''^- 
the proxy is filed with the secretary of the corporation at 
least five days before said meeting, and the aforesaid notice 
to the pohcy and certificate holders shall so state. A copy copyofyote 
of such vote certified to by the president, secretary and a g°one™'etc.' 
majority of the directors of the corporation shall be filed with 
the commissioner. If such vote be in the affirmative the Notice of 
recording officer shall cause a notice to be mailed to each v!!t™o pofioy 
policy or certificate holder at his last known address, reciting or certificate 
the substance of such vote, and stating that books for cash 
subscriptions for stock in said company have been opened 
in the home office and will continue open for sixty days 
from the date of said notice, and that a policy or certificate 
holder in said corporation may have a prior right within 
said period to subscribe for said stock; and stating also that 
no member shall subscribe for more than ten shares thereof, 
and that the par value shall be twenty-five dollars per share ; 
and stating also, in a form satisfactory to the commissioner, 
the financial condition of the corporation at the time of the 
meeting aforesaid. If within said period of sixty days the oversubscrip 
capital, as fixed, shall be oversubscribed by poHcy or cer- ^'°p"j?f, ^j^ 
tificate holders, the directors shall allot to each his propor- 
tionate part of the amount subscribed. At the expiration Ces.s.ition of 
of said period of sixty days, the said right of priority to ^Ifteeriije. 
subscribe shall cease, and subscriptions for stock then undis- 
posed of may be received from any member or certificate 
holder or other person and to any amount. Within thirty Meetinfror 
days after the stock has been subscribed, a meeting of the noS'ete^' 
subscribers shall be called by a notice signed by the re- 
cording officer of the corporation, stating the time, place 
and purpose of the meeting, a copy of which notice shall, 
seven days at least before the day appointed for the meeting, 
be given to each subscriber, or left at his usual place of 
business or residence, or deposited in the post office, postpaid, 
and addressed to him at his usual place of business or resi- 



20 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 24. 



Adoption 
of by-laws, 
election of 
officers, etc. 



Certificate of 
organization, 
submission to 
commissioner, 
etc. 



Filing with 
state secretary, 
fee, etc. 



Liabilities, 
rights, etc., of 
reincorporated 
companies, 
etc. 

Policies to 
continue in 
force, etc. 



Proviso. 



Reincorpoi a ted 
companies 
may increase 
capital stock, 
etc. 



G. L. 155, § 10, 
etc., amended. 



dence. Said recording officer shall make an affidavit of his 
doings, which, with a copy of the notice, shall be recorded 
in the records of the corporation. At such meeting, includ- 
ing any necessary or reasonable adjournment thereof, by-laws 
of such stock company shall be adopted, and the secretary, 
directors and such other officers as the by-laws require shall 
be chosen. The president, treasurer and other officers that 
the said by-laws authorize them to choose shall be elected 
by the directors at a meeting held directly after the ad- 
journment of the stockholders' meeting. A certificate of 
organization, containing a statement that the capital stock 
has been paid in in cash, shall be signed and sworn to by 
the president, secretary and a majority of the directors of 
such corporation, and shall, with the records of the corpo- 
ration pertaining to the reincorporation, be submitted to the 
commissioner. If it appears that the requirements of this 
section have been complied with, the commissioner shall so 
certify and approve the certificate by his endorsement thereon. 
Such certificate shall thereupon be filed with the state secre- 
tary, who, upon payment of a fee of one twentieth of one per 
cent of the total amount of the authorized capital, but not 
less than one hundred dollars, shall issue to such corporation 
a certificate of reincorporation as a stock company, with the 
powers retained and hereby conferred. Upon the issuance 
of such certificate such company shall cease to issue policies 
or certificates upon its former plan, and shall then be em- 
powered to transact its business under this chapter, with 
all the obligations, rights and privileges that it would be 
subject to had it been incorporated thereunder. 

The company shall be subject to all the liabilities of the 
former corporation, and be entitled to all its assets. All 
policies or certificates in force at the date of reincorporation 
shall continue in full force and effect in all their provisions, 
agreements and undertakings, and shall be construed ac- 
cording to the laws under which they were issued, except 
that the policy or certificate holder shall not be liable to any 
extra assessment; provided, that the rates for benefits for 
death from natural causes may from time to time be raised 
if the experience of the company shows it to be necessary. 
Any defences or evidence relative to such policies or cer- 
tificates open under such provisions shall constitute a 
defence, and shall be received as evidence in any controversy 
between the parties to or interested in such pohcies or cer- 
tificates. No such reincorporated company shall declare a 
stock dividend unless its surplus thereafter would be equal 
to the amount of the surplus at the time of reincorporation. 

Any company reincorporated under this section may in- 
crease its capital stock in the manner provided in section 
seventy, and may, if it has sufficient capital, transact all 
the kinds of business permitted to domestic companies by 
section fifty-one. 

Section 7. Section ten of chapter one hundred and 
fifty-five of the General Laws, as amended by section three 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 25. 2] 

of chapter three hundred and seventy-nine of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the comma in the thirty-third Hne and in- 
serting in place thereof the word : — or, — and by striking 
out, in the thirty-fourth hne, the words "or one hundred 
and seventy-seven", — so as to read as follows: — Section change of 
10. A corporation, except one subject to chapter one "ertohf 
hundred and fifty-six or chapters one hundred and sLxty to corporations 
one hundred and sixty-three, inclusive, may at a meeting 
duly called for the purpose, by vote of two thirds of each 
class of stock outstanding and entitled to vote, or, in case 
such corporation has no capital stock, by vote of two thirds 
of the persons legally qualified to vote in meetings of the 
corporation, or by a larger vote if its agreement of associ- 
ation or by-laws shall so require, change its name; pro- Proviso. 
vided, that no corporation subject to section twenty-six of 
chapter one hundred and eighty shall change its name until 
after approval of such change by the state secretary. Articles Articles of 
of amendment signed and sworn to by the president, treas- b™p?epareci. " 
urer and a majority of the directors or other officers having ''*'■ 
the powers of directors, shall within thirty days after such 
meeting be prepared, setting forth such amendment, and 
stating that it has duly been adopted by the stockholders. 
Such amendment shall be submitted to the commissioner Submission to 
who shall examine it, and if he finds that it conforms to the ^^^^""^^'""'''■' 
requirements of law, he shall so certify and endorse his 
approval thereon. Thereupon the state secretary shall di- state 
rect the officers of the corporation to publish in such form dlrecfpub" 
as he may see fit, in a newspaper published in the county lication.etc. 
where the corporation has its principal office or place of 
business, notice of such change of name. When the state To grant 
secretary is satisfied that such notice has been published as trname^of""* 
required by him, he shall upon the payment of a fee of one corporation. 
dollar grant a certificate of the name which the corporation 
shall bear, which name shall thereafter be its legal name, 
and he shall cause the article of amendment and the en- 
dorsements thereon to be recorded in his office. In the case Approval of 
of corporations subject to chapter one hundred and seventy- onnTuram-e^' 
five or one huildred and seventy-sLx, the approval of the ^gl^^'^j.^^i 
commissioner of insurance shall be required before the com- 
missioner of corporations and taxation approves the article 
of amendment. No article of amendment changing the Article of 
name of any corporation shall take effect until it has been w^ient'^take 
filed in the office of the state secretary as aforesaid. effect. 

Approved February 8, 1929. 

An Act providing that the civil service laws shall Qj^dj)^ 25 
NO longer apply to the office of chief of police 

OF THE TOWN OF WAREHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety-nine of the Special Acts of '^'y,'^'- ^^• 
nineteen hundred and eighteen is hereby repealed. 



22 



Acts, 1929. ~ Chap. 26. 



Submission 
to voters, etc. 



Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the registered 
voters of the town of Wareham at the annual town meeting 
in the current year, in the form of the following question 
which shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used for 
the election of town officers at said meeting: — "Shall an act 
passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine, entitled 'An Act providing that the civil 
service laws shall no longer apply to the office of chief of 
police of the town of Wareham' be accepted?" If a ma- 
jority of the votes in answer to said question are in the 
affirmative, then this act shall thereupon take effect, but 
not otherwise, except that, for the purpose of such submis- 
sion, it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 8, 1929. 



Chap. 26 An Act authorizing the town of ipswich to construct 

AND operate a SYSTEM OF SEWERS. 



Town of 
Ipswich may 
construct and 
operate a 
system of 
sewers, etc. 



May make and 
maintain con- 
necting drains, 
etc. 



LJoard of sewer 
commissioners, 
election, terms, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Ipswich may lay out, construct, 
maintain and operate a system or systems of main drains 
and common sewers for a part or the whole of its territory, 
with such connections and other works as may be required 
for a system of sewage disposal, and may construct such 
sewers or drains over and under land or tidewater in said 
town as may be necessary to conduct the sewage to the filter 
beds, treatment works and/or to the Ipswich river, the 
Atlantic ocean or Plum Island river, sometimes called Plum 
Island sound, or to any of said waters, and, for the purpose 
of providing better surface or other drainage, may make, 
lay and maintain such drains as it deems best. And for the 
purposes aforesaid, the town may, within its limits, make 
and maintain sub-drains. 

Section 2. The town may make and maintain in any 
way therein where main drains or common sewers are con- 
structed, such connecting drains, under-drains and sewers 
within the limits of such way as may be necessary to connect 
any estate which abuts upon the way. 

Section 3. The town may, at the meeting when this act 
is accepted, vote that the selectmen shall act as a board of 
sewer commissioners. If the town does not so vote at said 
meeting, the town shall elect by ballot at any town meeting 
not later than the second annual meeting after the com- 
mencement of construction hereunder of a system of sewer- 
age and sewage disposal, a board of three sewer commis- 
sioners who shall be citizens of the town, to hold office, if 
elected at an annual meeting, one until the expiration of 
one year, one until the expiration of two years, and one until 
the expiration of three years, from such annual town meet- 
ing, and until their successors are qualified, or, if elected 
at a special meeting, one until the expiration of one year, 
one until the expiration of two years, and one until the 
expiration of three years, from the next succeeding annual 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 26. 23 

town meeting, and until their successors are qualified; and 
thereafter at each annual town meeting, the town shall 
elect one member of the board to serve for three years and 
until his successor is elected and qualified. Any selectman 
shall be eligible to election to said board. In either case, 
whether the town votes that its selectmen shall act as a 
board of sewer commissioners or elects a board of sewer 
commissioners, the town may at any time thereafter, by any 
or all the methods permitted by general law, provide for the 
election of a board of three sewer commissioners, or that the 
selectmen may act as a board of sewer commissioners, as 
the case may be. 

Section 4. Said board of sewer commissioners, acting Board may 
for and on behalf of said town, may take by eminent domain wite^Hghts. 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire etc. 
by purchase or otherwise, any lands, water rights, rights of 
way or easements, public or private, in said town, neces- 
sary for accomplishing any purpose mentioned in this act, 
and may construct such main drains and sewers under or 
over any bridge, railroad, railway, boulevard or other 
public way, or within the location of any railroad, and 
may enter upon and dig up any private land, public way or 
railroad location, for the purpose of laying such drains and 
sewers and of maintaining and repairing the same, and 
may do any other thing proper or necessary for the pur- 
poses of this act; provided, that they shall not take in fee Proviso. 
any land of a railroad corporation, and that they shall not 
enter upon or construct any drain or sewer within the lo- 
cation of any railroad corporation except at such time and 
in such manner as they may agree upon with such corpo- 
ration, or, in case of failure to agree, as may be approved 
by the department of public utilities. 

Section 5. Until the board of sewer commissioners has Authorized 
first been elected as provided in this act or the selectmen carrion wodt 
have first been authorized by vote to act as such board, as ""^ii board is 
the case may be, but not in any event later than the second '^ '^'^ ^' ■ ® ^• 
annual meeting after the commencement of the work of con- 
struction authorized hereby, the town may carry on such 
work by a duly authorized committee of the town. The 
committee shall serve without pay and shall have all the 
powers and authority given to the board of sewer commis- 
sioners in this act or by general law. Whenever the phrase "Said board 
"said board of sewer commissioners" or "said board" here- commfs^sioners- 
inafter occurs, it shall mean and include the board of sewer or "said 
commissioners, the selectmen acting as such or the com- definition, 
mittee of the town provided for in this section, as the case 
may be. 

Section 6. Any person injured in his property by any Recovery of 
action of said board of sewer commissioners under this act damages. 
may recover damages from said town under said chapter 
seventy-nine. 

Section 7. The town shall, by vote, determine what Town to 
proportion of the cost of said system or systems of sewerage proportion 'of 



24 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 26. 



To determine 
method of 
providing 
remaining 
portion of 
post. 



May borrow 
money, issue 
bonds, etc. 



Ipswich Sewer- 
age Loan, Act 
of 1929. 



Receipts from 
sewer assess- 
ments, etc., 
how apphed. 



Board may ap- 
point cleric 
and superin- 
tendent of 
sewers, etc. 

Rentals for use 
of sewer 
systems. 



Contracts. 



Rules and 
regulations. 



and sewage disposal the town shall pay; provided, that it 
shall pay not less than one fourth nor more than two thirds 
of the whole cost. In providing for the payment of the 
remaining portion of the cost of said sj^stem or systems or 
for the use of said system or systems, the town may avail 
itself of any or all of the methods permitted by general 
laws, and the provisions of said general laws relative to the 
assessment, apportionment, division, reassessment, abate- 
ment and collection of sewer assessments, to liens therefor 
and to interest thereon shall apply to assessments made 
under this act, except that interest shall be at the rate of six 
per cent per annum. At the same meeting at which it 
determines the proportion of the cost which is to be borne 
by the town, it may by vote determine by which of such 
methods the remaining portion of said cost shall be provided 
for. The collector of taxes of said town shall certify the pay- 
ment or payments of such assessments or apportionments 
thereof to the sewer commissioners, or to the selectmen 
acting as such, who shall preserve a record thereof. 

Section 8. For the purpose of paying the necessary 
expenses and liabilities incurred under this act, the town 
may borrow 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, Ipswich Sewerage Loan, Act of 1929. Each au- 
thorized issue shall constitute a separate loan. 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 9. The receipts from sewer assessments and 
from payments made in lieu thereof shall be applied to the 
payment of charges and expenses incident to the maintenance 
and operation of said system of sewerage and sewage disposal 
or to the extension thereof, to the payment of interest upon 
bonds or notes issued for sewer purposes or to the payment 
or redemption of such bonds or notes. 

Section 10. Said board of sewer commissioners may 
annually appoint a clerk and may appoint a superintendent 
of sewers who shall not be a member of the board, and shall 
define their duties. It may remove the clerk or superin- 
tendent at its pleasure. Said board may, in its discretion, 
prescribe for the users of said sewer systems such annual 
rentals or charges based upon the benefits derived therefrom 
as it may deem proper, subject however to such rules and 
regulations as may be fixed by vote of the town. 

Section 11. All contracts made by the board of sewer 
commissioners shall be made in the name of the town and 
shall be signed by the board, but no contract shall be made 
or obligation incurred by said board for any purpose in 
excess of the amount of money appropriated by the town 
therefor. 

Section 12. Said board may, from time to time, pre- 
scribe rules and regulations for the connection of estates 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 27, 28. 25 

and buildings with main drains and sewers, and for inspec- 
tion of the materials, the construction, alteration and use 
of all connections and drains entering into such main drains 
or sewers, and may prescribe penalties, not exceeding 
twenty dollars, for each violation of any such rule or regu- 
lation. Such rules and regulations shall be published at Effective upon 
least once a week for three successive weeks in some news- P"'^''cation. 
paper published in the town of Ipswich, if there be any, and 
if not, then in some newspaper published in the county of 
Essex, and shall not take effect until such publications have 
been made. 

Section 13. No act shall be done under authority of f g"^J°Jf 
the preceding sections, except in the making of surveys and sewerage, 
other preliminary investigations, until the plans for said stote°diepMt- 
system of sewerage and sewage disposal have been approved "^bHc^heaith 
by the state department of public health. Upon applica- 
tion to said department for its approval, it shall give a 
hearing, after due notice to the public. At such hearing, 
plans showing in detail all the work to be done in construct- 
ing said system of sewerage and sewage disposal shall be 
submitted for approval by said department. 

Section 14. For the purpose of submission to the voters Effective upon 
of said town, this act shall take effect upon its passage, and mafoHtrvo'te 
it shall take full effect upon its acceptance by vote of the °f voters, etc. 
majority of the voters of said town voting thereon at a town 
meeting called for the purpose within five years after its pas- 
sage. No expenditure shall be made and no liability in- 
curred hereunder until such acceptance. 

Approved February 8, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the durant incorporated to hold Phn^ 27 

ADDITIONAL PROPERTY. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Durant Incorporated, a corporation organized under The Durant 
chapter one hundred and eighty of the General Laws, is maJToi'd*'''^ 
hereby authorized to hold real and personal property to an "^^'g""'""' 
amount not exceeding five million dollars. 

Approved February 8, 1929. 

An Act prohibiting the certification of municipal and QJiav 28 

DISTRICT NOTES WHEN THE PROCEEDS THEREOF ARE NOT 
TO BE USED FOR AUTHORIZED PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-four of chapter forty-four of the General .*^;, ^^f'^j ^ -*■ 
Laws is hereby amended by adding the words: — , or if it ''""^"'"^ 
appears that the proceeds of the note are not to be used 
for the purpose specified in the vote authorizing the loan for 
which the note is issued, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 24- Whenever a town or a fire, water, light or im- issue of town 
provement district votes to raise money otherwise than by nStls."'*"''* 



26 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 28. 



Issue of town 
and district 
notes. 



Certification of 
municipal and 
district notes 
when proceeds 
are not to be 
used for au- 
thorized pur- 
poses, pro- 
hibited. 



the issue of bonds, the treasurer thereof shall make notes 
for the amount of the proposed loan, and shall use one or 
more, in serial order, of the forms provided for in the pre- 
ceding section, with the blank spaces properly filled in. 
Town notes shall be signed by the treasurer thereof, and 
a majority of the selectmen shall countersign and approve 
each note in the presence of the town clerk, who shall certify 
to the fact on the face thereof and affix thereon the town 
seal. Notes of districts shall be signed by the treasurer 
thereof, and a majority of the prudential committee or 
commissioners shall countersign and approve them in the 
presence of the clerk of the district, who shall certify to the 
fact on the face thereof. The treasurer of the town or dis- 
trict, after making a record of the transaction in accordance 
with the preceding section, shall forward, with the fee required 
by section twenty-six, every such note to the director, with 
a copy of said record and a copy of the vote authorizing the 
loan, certified by the clerk of the town or district, and a 
certification by said clerk that the person whose signature 
appears upon the note as treasurer was the duly authorized 
treasurer of the town or district when such signature was 
made, and that the persons whose signatures appear upon the 
note as those of a majority of the selectmen or of the pru- 
dential committee or commissioners were duly qualified as 
such when such signatures were made; and the treasurer 
of such district shall furnish such other information with 
reference to the financial condition of the district as the 
director may require to enable him properly to certify the 
note. If upon examination the note appears to the director 
to have been duly issued in accordance with the vote of the 
town or district authorizing it, or in accordance with an act 
of the general court, and to have been signed by the duly 
qualified officials of such town or district, he shall so certify 
and shall thereupon return the note by registered mail to 
the treasurer of such town or district; but, under such regu- 
lations as he may prescribe, if so authorized by the town 
treasurer with the approval of the selectmen, or by the 
treasurer of the district with the approval of the prudential 
committee or commissioners, the director may deliver a 
certified note to the payee thereof. He may certify to the 
issue of a note on any date not earlier than three days prior 
to the date of issue appearing on the note, if the other con- 
ditions of this chapter have been complied with. He shall 
not certify a note payable on demand, nor shall he certify 
any note unless the laws relating to municipal indebtedness 
have been complied with, or if it appears that the proceeds 
of the note are not to be used for the purpose specified in the 
vote authorizing the loan for which the note is issued. 

Approved February 8, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 29, 30. 27 

An Act extending to optometrists the provisions of ^j r>Q 

LAW RELATIVE TO THE LIMITATION OF ACTIONS FOR MAL- ^ ^^^V ' ^^ 
PRACTICE, ERROR OR MISTAKE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and sixty of the g. l. 26o, § 4, 
General Laws, as amended in section four by section one ^^'^■' amenfied. 
of chapter three hundred and nineteen of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-one and by section ten of chapter 
three hundred and forty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section four and inserting in place thereof the following: 
— Section 4- Actions for assault and battery, false im- Limitation of 
prisonment, slander, actions against sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, '""^^'-'"^ actions. 
constables or assignees in insolvency for the taking or con- 
version of personal property, actions of tort for injuries to 
the person against counties, cities and towns, and actions of 
contract or tort for malpractice, error or mistake against 
physicians, surgeons, dentists, optometrists, hospitals and 
sanitaria, shall be commenced only within two years next 
after the cause of action accrues; and actions for libel and 
actions of tort for bodily injuries or for death the payment of 
judgments in which is required to be secured by chapter 
ninety, suits by judgment creditors in such actions of tort 
under section one hundred and thirteen of chapter one 
hundred and seventy-five and clause (10) of section three 
of chapter two hundred and fourteen and suits on motor 
vehicle liability bonds under section thirty-four G of said 
chapter ninety shall be commenced only within one year next 
after the cause of action accrues. 

Section 2. This act shall apply only to causes of action Application of 
arising after its effective date. ^'^^ limited. 

Approved February 8, 1929. 

An Act exempting probation officers from the laws QJiaj) 30 

APPLICABLE TO PROFESSIONAL BONDSMEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sLxty-one B of chapter two hundred and seventy- g. l. 276, 
six of the General Laws, inserted by section two of chapter Imended!" 
four hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-two and as amended by section one of chapter 
three hundred and forty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-SLx, is hereby further amended by adding at the 
end thereof the words: — or to probation officers, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 61 B. Any person proposing Professional 
to become bail or surety in a criminal case for hire or re- wh"t''i™reo'ns 
ward, either received or to be received, and any person be- deemed to be. 
coming bail or surety in a criminal case after having become rfg'istrltion, 
bail or surety in criminal cases on more than three separate ''*°' 
occasions in any twelve months' period, shall be deemed 
to be a professional bondsman and shall not be accepted as 



28 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 31. 



Revocation of 
approval and 
registration. 



District at- 
torney, etc., to 
give certain 
notice to chief 
justice, etc. 

Rules govern- 
ing pro- 
fessional 
bondsmen. 

Penalty for 
unregistered 
persons be- 
coming bail or 
surety for hire 
or reward in 
criminal cases, 
etc. 



Not appli- 
cable to surety 
companies or to 
probation 
officers. 



bail or surety until he shall have been approved and registered 
as a professional bondsman by the superior court or by a 
justice thereof. Such approval and registration may be 
revoked at any time by such court or a justice thereof, and 
shall be revoked in case such a bondsman fails for thirty 
days after demand to satisfy in full a judgment recovered 
under section seventy-four or a new judgment entered on 
review under section seventy-six. The district attorney or 
prosecuting officer obtaining any such judgment which is 
not satisfied in full as aforesaid shall, forthwith upon the 
expiration of such period of thirty days, notify in writing 
the chief justice of such court. All professional bondsmen 
shall be governed by rules which shall be established from 
time to time by the superior court. Any unregistered person 
receiving hire or reward for his services as bail or surety in 
any criminal case, and any unregistered person becoming 
bail or surety in any criminal case after having become bail 
or surety in criminal cases on more than three separate 
occasions in any twelve months' period, and any person 
herein defined as a professional bondsman violating any 
provision of the rules established hereunder for such bonds- 
men, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thou- 
sand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year, 
or both. The provisions of this section shall not apply to 
surety companies or to probation officers. 

Approved February 8, 1929. 



Dukes county 
may issue 
temporary 
notes for 
certain pur- 
pose, etc. 



Chap. 31 An Act to enable the county of dukes county to 

PAY PROMPTLY ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COST OF A 
CERTAIN HIGHWAY IN THE TOWNS OF WEST TISBURY AND 
CHILMARK. 

Be it ejiacied, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of paying promptly the 
contributions of Dukes county to the cost of construction of 
a certain highway in the towns of West Tisbury and Chil- 
mark, the county treasurer of said county, with the approval 
of the commissioners, may issue temporary notes of the 
county payable in not more than one year from their dates, 
in anticipation of the issue of serial bonds or notes author- 
ized by chapter one hundred and thirty-four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, but the time within 
which such serial bonds or notes shall become due and pay- 
able shall not, by reason of such temporary notes, be ex- 
tended beyond the time fixed by said chapter. All notes 
issued in anticipation of the issue of said serial bonds or 
notes shall be paid from the proceeds thereof. 

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

Approved February 12, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 32. 



29 



Chaj). 32 



An Act establishing the basis of apportionment of 

STATE and county TAXES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause Emergency 
great inconvenience in the collection of state and county p'"^^™'^'^. 
taxes, 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: 

The number of polls, the amount of property and the Basis of 
proportion of every thousand dollars of state tax, including of st°ateTnd^"' 
polls at one tenth of a mill each, for each city and town in °°y'?V'^^^®® 
the several counties of the commonwealth, as contained in 
the following schedule, are hereby established, and shall con- 
stitute a basis of apportionment for state and county taxes 
until another is made and enacted by the general court, to 
wit: — 

Polls, Property and Apportionment of State and 
County Tax of $1,000. 

BARNSTABLE COUNTY. 









Tax of Sl.OOn, 


Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polls 

at one tenth 

of a mill each. 


Barnstable 


2,034 


$23,467,337 


$2 81 


Bourne . 








1,080 


9,922,961 


1 21 


Brewster 








203 


2,050,772 


25 


Chatham 








623 


5,575,276 


68 


Dennis . 








618 


3,522,044 


45 


Eastham 








181 


1,259,214 


16 


Falmouth 








1,684 


22,310,617 


2 64 


Harwich 








691 


5,568,226 


69 


Mashpee 








106 


1,034,162 


13 


Orleans . 








408 


3,972,431 


48 


Provincetown 








990 


4,997,797 


65 


Sandwich 








504 


2,819,718 


36 


Truro . 








155 


1,142,733 


14 


Wellfleet 








265 


1,586,448 


20 


Yarmouth 








546 


4,796,650 


59 


Totals 








10,088 


§94,026,386 


$11 44 



BERKSHIRE COUNTY. 



Adams .... 


3,427 


$15,484,288 


$2 06 


Alford .... 


75 


394,098 


05 


Becket .... 


263 


885,669 


12 


Cheshire 


493 


1,880,269 


26 


Clarksburg 


369 


1,183,468 


17 


Dalton .... 


1,181 


7,756,178 


98 



30 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 32. 



Basis of 
apportionment 
of state and 
county taxes 
established. 



BERKSHIRE COUNTY 


— Concluded. 










Tax of $1,000, 


Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polls 

at one tenth 

of a mill each. 


Egremont 


157 


$1,029,770 


$0 13 


Florida . 






119 


1,715,620 


20 


Great Barrington 






1,899 


12,966,124 


1 63 


Hancock 






159 


631,567 


09 


Hinsdale 






355 


1,135,319 


16 


Lanesborough 






336 


1,459,556 


20 


Lee 






1,229 


6,495,708 


84 


Lenox 






849 


7,145,945 


88 


Monterey 






106 


978,325 


12 


Mount Washington 






21 


230,734 


03 


New Ashford . 






25 


150,438 


02 


New Marlborough 






297 


1,744,620 


22 


North Adams . 






6,449 


33,355,200 


4 35 


Otis 






154 


586,448 


08 


Peru 






48 


408,930 


05 


Pittsfield 






13,777 


72,984,442 


9 48 


Richmond 






184 


865,613 


11 


Sandisfield 






150 


776,151 


10 


Savoy 






119 


332,055 


05 


Sheffield 






509 


1,648,977 


23 


Stockbridge 






589 


5,747,141 


70 


Tyringham 






87 


559,691 


07 


Washington . 






63 


194,811 


03 


West Stockbridge 






362 


1,406,882 


19 


Williamstown . 






1,307 


7,876,605 


1 00 


Windsor 






114 


514,899 


07 


Totals 






35,272 


$190,525,541 


$24 67 



BRISTOL COUNTY. 



Acushnet 


1,077 


$4,388,375 


$0 59 


Attleboro 




6,409 


28,946,684 


3 85 


Berkley . 




321 


964,545 


14 


Dartmouth 




2,607 


12,853,921 


1 69 


Dighton 




865 


5,322,637 


68 


Easton . 




1,657 


6,917,930 


93 


Fairhaven 




3,127 


13,585,674 


1 82 


Fall River 




34,370 


163,328,392 


21 56 


Freetown 




527 


2,217,412 


30 


Mansfield 




2,007 


9,015,803 


1 20 


New Bedford . 




35,255 


201,174,032 


25 85 


North Attleborough 




3,008 


11,849,139 


1 62 


Norton . 




782 


2,879,433 


40 


Ravnham 




587 


2,135,293 


30 


Rehoboth 




713 


2,336,971 


33 


Seekonk 




1,193 


4,806,624 


65 


Somerset 




1,424 


13,210,795 


1 61 


Swansea 




1,102 


4,721,956 


63 


Taunton 




10,908 


45,634,820 


6 16 


Westport 




1,252 


6,764,836 


88 


Totals 




109,191 


$543,055,272 


$71 19 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 32. 



31 



COUNTY OF DUKES COUNTY 







Tax of $1,000, 


Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


T, i including Polls 
Property. at one tenth 








of a mill each. 


Chilmark 


85 


1660,053 


$0 08 


Edgartown 








399 


5,040,861 


60 


Gay Head 








55 


124,885 


02 


Gosnold 








62 


1,408,574 


16 


Oak Bluffs 








437 


5,045,995 


60 


Tisbury . 








425 


6,126,477 


72 


West Tisbury 








95 


950,460 


11 


Totals 








1,558 


$19,357,305 


$2 29 



Basis of 
apportionment 
of state and 
county taxes 
established. 



ESSEX COUNTY. 



Amesbury 


3,673 


$14,304,198 


$1 95 


Andover 






2,871 


23,721,861 


2 92 


Beverly . 






7,607 


50,706,949 


6 39 


Boxford . 






219 


1,364,483 


17 


Danvers 






3,237 


13,784,078 


1 85 


Essex 






506 


1,654,738 


23 


Georgetown 






589 


2,046,335 


29 


Gloucester 






7,359 


40,398,928 


5 22 


Groveland 






727 


2,112,925 


31 


Hamilton 






647 


5,962,264 


73 


Haverhill 






15,084 


70,463,705 


9 33 


Ipswich . 






1,890 


8,409,531 


1 12 


Lawrence 






22,804 


148,467,176 


18 76 


Lynn 






31,882 


146,426,464 


19 44 


Lynnfield 






466 


3,400,232 


42 


Manchester 






804 


13,996,068 


1 63 


Marblehead 






2,726 


20,296,975 


2 53 


Merrimac 






776 


2,510,082 


36 


Methuen 






5,747 


24,417,746 


3 28 


Middleton 






356 


1,773,851 


23 


Nahant . 






594 


5,297,348 


65 


Newbury 






505 


2,533,197 


33 


Newburyport 






4,764 


14,880,597 


2 13 


North Andove 


r 




1,954 


10,784,871 


1 39 


Peabody 






6,165 


27,697,801 


3 69 


Rockport 






1,241 


6,012,703 


79 


Rowley . 






461 


1,713,911 


24 


Salem 






11,939 


62,064,334 


8 08 


Salisbury 






733 


3,886,658 


50 


Saugus . 






4,097 


14,282,384 


1 99 


Swampscott 






3,040 


27,296,133 


3 33 


Topsfield 






361 


3,144,136 


39 


Wenham 






368 


3,770,626 


46 


West Newbury 




408 


1,294,283 


18 


Totals 






146,600 


$780,877,571 


$101 31 



32 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 32. 



FRANKLIN COUNTY 



Basis of 
apportionment 
of state and 
county taxes 
established. 









Tax of $1,000, 


Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Ashfield .... 


290 


$1,496,842 


$0 20 


Bernardston 






252 


1,020,490 


14 


Buckland 






490 


3,466,090 


43 


Charlemont 






286 


1,322,292 


18 


Colrain . 






465 


1,913,431 


26 


Conway 






279 


1,012,413 


14 


Deerfield 






803 


5,554,770 


70 


Erving . 






391 


3,236,869 


40 


Gill 






284 


1,006,862 


14 


Greenfield 






4,784 


32,283,422 


4 06 


Hawley . 






91 


272,516 


04 


Heath . 






99 


502,075 


07 


Leverett 






197 


609,139 


09 


Leyden . 






74 


362,350 


05 


Monroe . 






94 


1,568,633 


18 


Montague 






2,209 


15,751,775 


1 97 


New Salem 






168 


663,932 


09 


Northfield 






517 


2,764,174 


36 


Orange . 






1,779 


6,622,058 


91 


Rowe 






91 


1,004,546 


12 


Shelburne 






532 


3,305,115 


42 


Shutesbury 






61 


473,526 


06 


Sunderland 






291 


1,619,560 


21 


Warwick 






110 


578,793 


08 


Wendell 






112 


1,195,650 


14 


Whately 






293 


1,591,435 


21 


Totals 






15,042 


$91,198,758 


$11 65 



HAMPDEN COUNTY. 



Agawam 


1,917 


$9,725,192 


$1 27 


Blandford 




165 


1,208,490 


15 


Brimfield 




251 


1,556,910 


20 


Chester . 




473 


1,703,239 


24 


Chicopee 




11,342 


61,536,646 


7 96 


East Longmeadow 




918 


3,864,516 


52 


Granville 




220 


819,823 


11 


Hampden 




228 


679,048 


10 


Holland . 




43 


257,817 


03 


Holyoke 




16,527 


130,375,708 


16 12 


Longmeadow . 




1,138 


11,171,449 


1 35 


Ludlow . 




2,064 


11,425,442 


1 47 


Monson . 




1,169 


4,206,353 


58 


Montgomery . 




57 


284,570 


04 


Palmer . 




2,728 


13,313,360 


1 75 


Russell . 




389 


5,298,001 


63 


Southwick 




416 


2,059,311 


27 


Springfield 




43,048 


337,864,716 


41 80 


Tolland . 




47 


397,693 


05 


Wales . 




126 


521,998 


07 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 32. 



33 



HAMPDEN COUNTY — Concluded. 



Cities and Towns. 



Polls. 



Property. 



West Springfield 

Westfield 

Wilbraham 

Totals 



4,751 

5,579 

713 



94,309 



$32,362,950 

25,330,478 

3,863,081 



Basis of 

T. c <n nnn apportionment 

TaxofSUOO of state and 

including Polls county ta.xes 

at one tenth established, 
of a mill each. 



$659,826,791 



$4 07 

3 37 

50 



$82 65 



HAMPSHIRE COUNTY. 



Amherst 


1,738 


$12,367,358 


$1 55 


Belchertown 








627 


2,038,679 


29 


Chesterfield 








155 


605,446 


08 


Cummington 








170 


606,990 


08 


Easthampton 








2,995 


16,609,455 


2 14 


Enfield . 








208 


748,986 


10 


Goshen . 








72 


460,604 


06 


Granby . 








272 


1,218,154 


16 


Greenwich 








97 


573,855 


07 


Hadley . 








669 


3,510,672 


46 


Hatfield 








673 


3,456,228 


45 


Huntington 








419 


1,580,261 


22 


Middlefield 








76 


376,970 


05 


Northampton 
Pelham . 








6,023 
160 


34,514,926 
819,914 


4 43 
11 


Plainfield 








90 


457,611 


06 


Prescott 








45 


176,816 


02 


South Hadley 








1,938 


11,238,731 


1 44 


Southampton 








260 


978,628 


13 


Ware 








2,178 


8,537,227 


1 17 


Westhampton 








119 


426,959 


06 


Wilhamsburg 








558 


1,905,347 


27 


Worthington 








146 


708,424 


09 


Totals 








19,688 


$103,918,241 


$13 49 



MIDDLESEX COUNTY. 



Acton .... 


808 


$3,814,865 


$0 50 


Arhngton 






10,000 


59,012,938 


7 55 


Ashby . 






273 


1,168,604 


16 


Ashland 






749 


2,893,520 


40 


Ayer 






931 


4,107,347 


55 


Bedford . 






499 


2,913,327 


37 


Belmont 






5,731 


37,341,787 


4 72 


Billerica 






1,573 


11,592,182 


1 44 


Boxborough 






114 


387,046 


05 


Burlington 






499 


2,468,517 


32 


Cambridge 






84,512 


206,194,438 


26 33 



34 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 32. 



MIDDLESEX COUNTY —Concluded. 



Basis of 
apportionment 
of state and 
county taxes 
established. 









Tax of $1,000, 


Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polls 

at one tenth 

of a mill each. 


Carlisle .... 


184 


$911,918 


$0 12 


Chelmsford 






2,031 


9,981,876 


1 31 


Concord 






1,960 


9,686,586 


1 27 


Dracut . 






1,691 


5,624,763 


79 


Dunstable 






121 


533,599 


07 


Everett . 






13,510 


75,489,874 


9 73 


Framinghani 






6,499 


38,728,100 


4 95 


Groton . 






736 


5,002,440 


63 


Holliston 






861 


3,944,614 


52 


Hopkinton 






792 


3,043,276 


42 


Hudson . 






2,558 


8,963,073 


1 25 


Lexington 






2,576 


19,975,906 


2 47 


Lincoln . 






495 


2,963,768 


38 


Littleton 






484 


2,785,298 


36 


Lowell . 






27,979 


143,080,132 


18 68 


Maiden . 






16,658 


73,926,887 


9 87 


Marlborough 






4,705 


19,625,907 


2 65 


Maynard 






2,321 


8,270,961 


1 15 


Medford 






16,447 


77,329,390 


10 23 


Melrose . 






6,591 


37,287,609 


4 80 


Natick . 






4,228 


17,559,796 


2 37 


Newton . 






17,213 


160,555,304 


19 54 


North Reading 






518 


2,390,411 


32 


Pepperell 






923 


3,752,259 


51 


Reading 






2,772 


16,617,331 


2 12 


Sherborn 






312 


1,838,609 


24 


Shirley . 






647 


2,502,413 


34 


Somerville 






30,955 


127,799,943 


17 28 


Stoneham 






2,859 


13,600,617 


1 80 


Stow 






379 


1,824,333 


24 


Sudbury 






388 


3,059,278 


38 


Tewksbury 






757 


3,783,788 


50 


Townsend 






600 


2,555,085 


34 


Tyngsborough 






318 


1,234,653 


17 


Wakefield 






4,849 


24,703,006 


3 23 


Waltham 






10,696 


61,134,536 


7 85 


Watertown 






9,754 


58,127,777 


7 43 


Wayland 






831 


5,710,565 


72 


Westford 






1,005 


5,223,666 


68 


Weston . 






1,150 


9,143,341 


1 13 


Wilmington 






1,075 


4,085,053 


56 


Winchester 






3,437 


32,013,468 


3 90 


Wobum 






5,605 


22,679,665 


3 08 


Totals . 






266,159 


$1,460,945,445 


$188 77 



NANTUCKET COUNTY. 



Nantucket 


1,080 


$11,666,982 


$1 40 


Totals . 


1,0S0 


$11,666,982 


$1 40 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 32. 



35 



NORFOLK COUNTY. 









Tax of 51,000, 


Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Avon .... 


727 


$2,392,046 


$0 34 


Bellingham 






828 


3,038,522 


42 


Braintree 






4,133 


25,347,017 


3 23 


Brookline 






12,530 


173,055,685 


20 46 


Canton . 






1,795 


10,746,130 


1 37 


Cohasset 






989 


10,951,188 


1 31 


Dedham 






3,901 


26,543,480 


3 34 


Dover 






336 


4,108,978 


49 


Foxborough 






1,331 


6,435,698 


85 


Franklin 






2,184 


10,415,705 


1 37 


Holbrook 






975 


4,177,941 


56 


Medfield 






736 


3,357,896 


45 


Medway 






895 


3,664,681 


50 


MUlis . 






563 


3,536,714 


45 


Milton . 






4,367 


39,890,118 


4 86 


Needham 






2,912 


21,836,033 


2 71 


Norfolk . 






350 


1,904,380 


25 


Norwood 






4,569 


30,235,448 


3 81 


Plainville 






462 


1,859,175 


25 


Quincy . 






20,330 


140,099,818 


17 58 


Randolph 






1,787 


6,167,366 


86 


Sharon . 






954 


6,694.652 


84 


Stoughton 






2,358 


10,652,016 


1 42 


Walpole 






2,054 


16,733,317 


2 06 


Wellesley 






2,503 


34,538,663 


4 08 


Westwood 






615 


4,591,438 


57 


Weymouth 






5,883 


46,430,115 


5 74 


Wrentham 






590 


3,728,608 


47 


Totals 






81,657 


$653,132,828 


$80 64 



Basis of 
apportionment 
of state and 
county taxes 
established. 



PLYMOUTH COUNTY. 



Abington 


1,844 


$7,378,490 


$1 00 


Bridgewater . 




1,983 


7,967,562 


1 08 


Brockton 




19,911 


85,417,652 


11 47 


Carver 




438 


3,192,422 


40 


Duxbury 




596 


7,085,239 


85 


East Bridgewater 




1,110 


6,206,316 


80 


Halifax . 




206 


1,590,943 


20 


Hanover 




902 


3,819,976 


51 


Hanson . 




716 


2,878,676 


39 


Hingham 




1,8^ 


15,263,143 


1 88 


HuU 




821 


18,377,692 


2 12 


Kingston 




853 


4,564,860 


59 


Lakeville 




426 


1,688,927 


23 


Marion . 




503 


5,116,090 


62 


Marshfield 




610 


6,809,940 


82 


Mattapoisett . 




518 


3,909,532 


49 


Middleborough 




2,665 


10,108,376 


1 39 


Norwell . 




496 


2,152,561 


29 


Pembroke 




488 


2,969,650 


38 


Plymouth 




4,059 


32,292,001 


3 99 


Plymptoii 


155 


779,787 


10 



36 



Acts, 1929. — (hap. 152. 



Basis of 
apportionment 
of state and 
county taxes 
established. 



PLYMOUTH COUNTY— Concluded. 



Cities and Towns. 



Rochester 

Rockland 

Scituate 

Wareham 

West Bridgewater 

Whitman 

Totals 



Polls. 



Property. 



Tax of 81,000, 
including Polls 

at one tenth 
' of a mill each. 



361 
2,411 
1,118 
1,830 

960 
2.417 



50,235 



$1,579,217 
10,047,594 
13,260,270 
13,472,409 
3,315,327 
9,560,858 



$280,805,510 



m 21 

1 36 
1 58 
1 68 
46 
1 30 



$36 19 



SUFFOLK COUNTY. 



Boston . 
Chelsea . 
Revere . 
Winthrop 

Totals 



238,116 

13,335 

9,392 

4,973 



265,816 



2,123,538,723 
66,464,677 
42,907,105 
26,449,010 



$2,259,359,515 



$259 47 
8 71 
5 70 
3 43 



$277 31 



WORCESTER COUNTY. 



Ashburnham 






682 


$2,019,123 


$0 29 


Athol . 






; 3,071 


12,810,273 


1 73 


Auburn . 






1,710 


6,329,197 


87 


Barre 






982 


4,679,391 


62 


Berlin 






322 


1,069,361 


15 


Blackstone 






1,164 


3,190,179 


47 


Bolton . 






243 


1,332,384 


17 


Boylston 






309 


875,047 


13 


Brookfield 






385 


1,707,466 


23 


Charlton 






593 


2,290,118 


31 


Clinton . 






3,837 


18,814,654 


2 47 


Dana 






191 


813,004 


11 


Douglas 






630 


2,216,255 


31 


Dudley . 






1,159 


5,237,334 


70 


East Brookfieh 


i 




311 


1,230,752 


17 


Fitchburg 






12,299 


64,928,457 


8 44 


Gardner 






5,559 


29,417,975 


3 82 


Grafton . 






1,677 


5,520,280 


78 


Hardwick 






808 


3,706,077 


49 


Harvard 






311 


2,800,494 


34 


Holden . 






JUr,078 
"^ 956 


3,875,695 


54 


Hopedale 






6,424,923 


81 


Hubbardston 






335 


998,616 


14 


Lancaster 






700 


3,521,139 


46 


Leicester 






1,210 


4,644,888 


64 


Leominster 






6,201 


29,961,325 


3 95 


Lunenburg 






550 


2,546,980 


34 


Mendon 






353 


1,370,278 


19 


Milford . 






4,299 


16,383,807 


2 25 


Millbury 






1,950 


6,329,078 


90 


Millville 






584 


2,034,003 


28 


New Braintree 




115 


656,296 


08 


North Brookfield 




803 


3,344,677 


45 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 32. 



37 



WORCESTER COUNTY 


— Concluded. 










Tax of $1,000, 


Cities and Towns. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Northborougli 


573 


$2,285,370 


$0 31 


Northbridge . 






3,094 


12,894,510 


1 74 


Oakham 








176 


564,667 


08 


Oxford . 








1,246 


3,961,204 


56 


Paxton . 








192 


1,061,104 


14 


Petersham 








207 


2,038,632 


25 


PhilHpston 








113 


482,870 


06 


Princeton 








233 


1,599,754 


20 


Royalston 








209 


1,332,621 


17 


Rutland 








516 


1,559,509 


22 


Shrewsbury 








1,749 


8,381,524 


1 11 


Southborough 








668 


3,989,581 


51 


Southbridge 








4,229 


15,851,447 


2 18 


Spencer . 








1,969 


4,869,225 


74 


SterHng . 








469 


2,057,123 


28 


Sturbridge 








532 


1,330,138 


20 


Sutton . 








616 


2,027,657 


29 


Templeton 








1,065 


3,924,525 


54 


Upton . 








628 


1,607,430 


24 


Uxbridge 








1,746 


9,051,244 


1 18 


Warren . 








1,158 


4,812,310 


65 


Webster 








1,617 


15,863,491 


1 92 


West Boylston 






562 


1,965,664 


27 


West Brookfield 






406 


1,741,926 


23 


Westborough . 






1,287 


4,735,926 


65 


Westminster . 






426 


1,586,481 


22 


Winchendon . 






1,955 


7,169,819 


99 


Worcester 






57,121 


376,004,610 


47 44 


Totals 








140,139 


$747,829,888 


$97 00 



Basis of 
apportionment 
of state and 
county taxes 
established. 



RECAPITULATION. 









Tax of $1,000, 


Counties. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including Polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Barnstable 


10,088 


$94,026,386 


$11 44 


Berkshire 








35,272 


190,525,541 


24 67 


Bristol . 








109,191 


543,055,272 


71 19 


Dukes . 








1,558 


19,357,305 


2 29 


Essex 








146,600 


780,877,571 


101 31 


Franklin 








15,042 


91,198,758 


11 65 


Hampden 








94,309 


659,826,791 


82 65 


Hampshire 








19,688 


103,918,241 


13 49 


Middlesex 








266,159 


1,460,945,445 


188 77 


Nantucket 








1,080 


11,666,982 


1 40 


Norfolk . 








81,657 


653,132,828 


80 64 


Plymouth 








50,235 


280,805,510 


36 19 


Suffolk . 








265,816 


2,259,359,515 


277 31 


Worcester 








140,139 


747,829,888 


97 00 


Totals 








1,236,834 


$7,896,526,033 


$1,000 00 



Recapitulation. 



Approved February 12, 1929. 



38 



Acts, 1929. - (Jhaps. 33, 34. 



Chap. 33 An Act relative to town landings and other common 

PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER AND TOWN OF 
ROCKPORT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. So much of the town landings and water 
privileges, including clam flats, and all other real and personal 
estate, which are common to the inhabitants of the city of 
Gloucester and of the town of Rockport by reason of the 
provisions of sections three and four of chapter eight of the 
acts of eighteen hundred and forty, as is situated within the 
limits of the said city or town shall after the effective date 
hereof be owned exclusively by the municipality wherein 
situated. 

Section 2. Chapter three hundred and forty-seven of 
the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-six, and all other 
acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of 
the preceding section, are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the municipal council of the city of Gloucester 
and also by vote of a majority of the registered voters of 
the town of Rockport present and voting thereon at any 
town meeting. If it is so submitted to the voters of said 
town at an annual town meeting, the following question 
shall be placed upon the oflacial ballot to be used for the 
election of town officers at said meeting: "Shall an act passed 
by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, entitled 'An Act relative to town landings and 
other common property in the city of Gloucester and town 
of Rockport', be accepted?" 

Approved February 12, 1929. 



Town landings 
and other 
common prop- 
erty in city of 
Gloucester and 
town of Rock- 
port to be 
owned exclu- 
sively by 
municipality 
wherein situ- 
ated. 



Certain 
inconsistent 
provisions 
repealed. 



Submission to 
municipal 
council of city 
of Gloucester 
and to voters 
of town of 
Rockport, etc. 



G. L. 175, § 80, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 34 An Act relative to the classification of risks of 

mutual insurance COMPANIES OTHER THAN LIFE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. 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 and by chapter one hundred and fifteen of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-sLx, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the first paragraph of said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 80. 
From time to time the directors of a mutual fire company 
may by vote fix and determine the percentages of dividend 
or expiration return of premium to be paid on expiring or 
cancelled policies which may, in their discretion, and with 
the written approval of the commissioner, and upon such 
conditions, if any, as he may prescribe, be different for 
policies insuring for the same term against the different kinds 
of risks mentioned in the several provisions of the clause or 
clauses of section forty-seven under which such a company 



Mutual fire 
insurance com- 
panies, classi- 
fication of 
kinds of 
business writ- 
ten for purpose 
of apportioning 
dividends, etc. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 34. 39 

may (,ran>s;ici. business; and the percentage aforesaid for 
fire policies insuring farm risks, fireproof risks, including 
risks equipped with automatic sprinkler and fire alarm 
systems, or manufacturing or storage risks may in like 
manner be different from that for policies insuring other 
risks against fire for the same term. Policies insuring risks 
in this commonwealth in the same classification shall have 
an equal rate of dividend or return of premium. If an 
assessment is levied under section eighty-three the rate 
thereof may be different for policies insuring risks in any 
classification from that for policies insuring other classi- 
fications of risks for the same term; but policies insuring 
risks in the same classification shall have the same rate of 
assessment, and all funds of the company, actual and con- 
tingent, shall be available for the payment of any claim 
against it. Every policy placed in any classification made 
under this section shall, when issued, bear an endorsement, 
satisfactory to the commissioner, to the effect that it is so 
classified. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and thirteen B of said PjigB^e^V 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five, as inserted by section amend'od. ' 
four of chapter three hundred and forty-six of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five and as amended by chap- 
ter one hundred and eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-seven and by section sLx of chapter three 
hundred and eightj^-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by adding at the 
end thereof the following new paragraph : — 

Every mutual company issuing or executing motor vehicle classification 
liability policies or bonds, both as defined in said section c(fm™ani'e*s'of 
thirty-four A, shall constitute such policies or bonds as a {|!fh(J-'t^®'^'''^® 
separate class of business for the purpose of paying dividends, policies, etc., 
Any dividends on such policies or bonds shall be declared p°aVmg ditl-°^ 
on the profits of the company from said class of business. dends, etc. 

Section 3. Section ninety of said chapter one hundred ^' ^' ^^^;j j h** 
and seventy-five, as amended by section four of chapter one 
hundred and fifty-four and by section sLx of chapter two 
hundred and sixty-seven, both of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-five, and by section eleven of chapter two 
hundred and eighty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, is hereby further amended by striking out, 
in the tenth line, the word "and" and inserting in place 
thereof a comma, and by inserting after the words "ninety- 
three D" in the same line the words: — and one hundred 
and thirteen B, — so that the first paragraph will read as 
follows: — Section 90. Mutual companies, other than life, Certain mutual 

e 1 . , , 1 1 • 1 • 1 companies and 

formed to transact or transactmg busmess under any one their officers, 
or more of clauses three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ta^m^niT^ 
ten, twelve and thirteen of section forty-seven, or under fire company 
clause (a), (6), (d) or (e) of section fifty-four, and the officers, ^'^^' 
directors, agents and members of such companies shall, 
except as provided in clause (e) of said section fifty-four 
and in sections ninety A, ninety B, ninety-two, ninety- 



40 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 35, 36. 



three, ninety-three A, ninety-three B, ninety-three C, ninety- 
three D and one hundred and thirteen B, be subject to all 
the provisions of this chapter relating to mutual fire com- 
panies and their officers, directors, agents and members, so 
far as applicable. Approved February 12, 1929. 



City of Boston 
and town of 
Milton may 
reimburse 
Thomas 
Gordon for 
money paid 
by him in 
satisfaction of 
a certain 
execution. 



Chap. 35 An Act authorizing the city of boston and the town 

OF MILTON TO REIMBURSE THOMAS GORDON FOR MONEY 
PAID BY HIM IN SATISFACTION OF A CERTAIN EXECUTION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral 
obligation, the city of Boston and the town of Milton may 
each pay to Thomas Gordon a sum not exceeding seven hun- 
dred and forty-six dollars and fifteen cents to reimburse 
him for money paid for expenses of defense of, and in satis- 
faction of an execution issued in, an action brought against 
him, as an individual, in the superior court for the county 
of Suffolk, to recover damages for a certain act done in the 
performance of his duties as an employee of the Granite 
avenue bridge commission, created by the provisions of 
section ten of chapter seven hundred and seventy-one of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen and consisting of the 
mayor of the city of Boston and the chairman of the select- 
men of the town of Milton for the time being. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect, in so far as it applies 
to the city of Boston, upon its acceptance during the current 
year by the city council of said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter, and, in so far as it applies to the town 
of Milton, upon its acceptance during the current year by a 
town meeting. If this act is so accepted by said town, it 
may make an appropriation for the purposes hereof at the 
same meeting when accepted. 

Section 3. This act, however, for the purpose of sub- 
mission for acceptance as aforesaid, shall take effect upon its 
passage. Approved February 12, 1929. 



Submission to 
city council 
of Boston and 
to town of 
Milton at town 
meeting. 



Effective 
upon passage 
for purpose of 
submission. 



Chap. 36 An Act relative to the appointment by town boards 
of their members to hold other town offices or 
positions. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



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



G. L. 41, new 
section after 
§4. 

Town board 
may appoint 
any member 
thereof to 
another town 
ofBce or 
position. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty-one of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by inserting after section four the following new section : — 
Section J^-A. Except as otherwise expressly provided, a 
town board may, if authorized by vote of the town, appoint 
any member thereof to another town office or position for 
the term provided by law, if any, otherwise for a term not 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 37, 38. 41 

exceeding one year. The salary of any such appointee shall fl^^J^' ^°^ 
be fixed by vote of the town, notwithstanding the provisions 
of section one hundred and eight. In this section, the word 1^^,°^^^ ^?°* *° 
"town" shall not include city. 

Approved February 12, 1929. 

An Act relative to amounts payable under annuity ni,„^ 07 

CONTRACTS ISSUED BY SAVINGS AND INSURANCE BANKS. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-eight of the General g- ^- ,i^|' ^ ^o- 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section ten and ^"^^^ 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 10. No Amount of 
savings and insurance bank shall write any policy or annuity annuity "con- 
contract binding it to pay more than one thousand dollars, tracts issued 
exclusive of dividends or profits, upon the death of any one an/fnsuSnce 
person, except for such amount, if any, as it may be bound ^-'^'^^s- 
to pay upon the death of such person under an employees' 
group policy, or under an annuity contract embodying an 
agreement to refund, upon the death of the holder, to his 
estate or to a specified payee, a sum not exceeding the 
premiums paid thereon with compound interest, nor shall 
it write any annuity contract otherwise binding it to pay 
in any one year more than two hundred dollars, exclusive 
of dividends or profits. Approved February 12, 1929. 

An Act establishing a town manager form of govern- (Jhav 38 

MENT FOR THE TOW^N OF ORANGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon the acceptance of this act, as here- Town of 
inafter provided, the annual town meeting of the town of of'^anluai^*^ 
Orange shall be held on the first Monday in February. All estlbiShed."^ 
matters to be considered at said meeting, other than the adjournment, 
election of town officers and votes on referenda, shall be ^ °' 
considered on said day or at an adjournment of said meeting. 
The election of officers and the votes on referenda shall be 
held at an adjournment of the annual town meeting to be 
held on the second Monday in February. 

SELECTMEN, ELECTION, TERMS. 

Section 2. At a special election which shall be held fieo^fonr"' 
within thirty days after the acceptance of this act, the voters terms. 
shall elect by official ballot five selectmen who shall hold 
office, two until the expiration of three years, two until the 
expiration of two years and one until the expiration of one 
year, from the first Monday in February, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine. At each annual meeting thereafter, be- 
ginning with the year nineteen hundred and thirty, there 
shall be elected in place of those selectmen whose terms are 
about to expire an equal number of selectmen, each to serve 
for three years. The selectmen shall serve until their suc- 
cessors are elected and qualified and shall receive no salary. 



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Vacancies, 
how filled. 



Regular meetings of the selectmen shall be held twice each 
month on such days and at such times as may be arranged 
with the town manager. Special meetings of the selectmen 
shall be held when called by the town manager or by the 
chairman or a majority of the selectmen. If, except as the 
result of a recall election, a vacancy occurs in the member- 
ship of the selectmen, the remaining members shall call a 
special town meeting to fill the vacancy or vacancies for the 
unexpired term or terms, except that if a vacancy or vacancies 
occur less than three months prior to the annual meeting, 
and not less than three selectmen remain in office, the vacancy 
or vacancies shall remain unfilled until such annual meeting. 
A vacancy resulting from a recall election shall be filled as 
hereinafter provided in this act. 



Selectmen to 
be lawful 
successors of 
certain town 
officers, etc. 



Transfer of 
rights, etc., 
not to affect 
any liability 
incurred, etc. 



Selectmen to 
act as 
board of 
public welfare. 



Election, etc., 
of school 
committee not 
affected. 



Town clerk 
and accountant, 
appointment, 
etc. 



Powers, rights, 
etc. 



To be sworu. 



SELECTMEN TO BE LAWFUL SUCCESSORS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS. 

Section 3. Upon the election and qualification of the 
selectmen as provided in section two, all the powers, rights, 
duties and liabilities conferred or imposed by law upon the 
offices of board of public welfare, board of health, cemetery 
commissioners, water commissioners, tree warden and park 
commissioners shall be transferred to and conferred and 
imposed upon the selectmen, and the said offices shall be 
abolished. The aforesaid transfer of rights, powers, duties 
and liabilities shall not affect any liability incurred, contract 
made, fine, special assessment, rate, penalty, forfeiture or 
tax imposed before such transfer, nor any suit or other pro- 
ceeding pending; and the selectmen elected thereunder 
shall in all respects and for all purposes whatsoever be the 
lawful successors of the said officers. Said selectmen shall 
act as the board of public welfare of the town, with all the 
powers and subject to all the duties conferred or imposed 
by law upon the board of public welfare. 

Section 4. Nothing in this act shall be construed as 
affecting the election, powers and duties of the school com- 
mittee as now provided by law, except as hereinafter pro- 
vided. 

TOWN CLERK AND ACCOUNTANT. 

Section 5. The selectmen first elected and qualified as 
provided in section two shall forthwith appoint a suitably 
qualified person to the office of town clerk and accountant. 
The office of town clerk and the office of accountant shall 
be continued until the person appointed to said office of 
town clerk and accountant shall have qualified, at which 
time the office of town clerk and the office of town account- 
ant shall be abolished. The town clerk and accountant shall 
enjoy all the powers and rights and be subject to all the 
duties and liabilities now or hereafter conferred or imposed 
by law upon town clerks and upon town accountants. He 
shall hold office during the pleasure of the selectmen, and 
shall be sworn to the faithful performance of his duties 
by the chairman of the selectmen or by a justice of the peace. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 38. 43 

In case of death, resignation or removal from office of the vacancy, 
town clerk and accountant, the selectmen shall forthwith 
appoint a suitably qualified person to fill the vacancy. 

TOWN MANAGER, APPOINTMENT. 

Section 6. The selectmen first elected and qualified as Town manager, 
provided in section two, as soon as is practicable, shall ap- ^pp"'"*"^*""*, 
point a town manager for a period not exceeding one year 
who shall be the administrative head of all departments of 
the town government, the conduct of which is by the general 
laws and by this act placed upon the selectmen, except as 
otherwise provided in this act. The town manager shall be 
subject to the direction and supervision of the selectmen, 
and shall be a person specially fitted by education, train- 
ing or experience to perform the duties of his office. He 
shall be appointed without regard to his political belief and 
he may or may not be, when appointed, a resident of the 
town or commonwealth. His approval of vouchers for 
obligations incurred by any department of which he has 
supervision shall be sufficient authority, with the approval 
of the selectmen, to authorize pajonent by the town treas- 
urer and collector of taxes upon the warrant of the town 
clerk and accountant. His appointment may be extended 
from year to year, indefinitely, at the will of the selectmen. 
He shall be responsible for the efficient administration of 
all departments within the scope of his duties. Before To be swom, 
entering upon the duties of his office, the town manager ^**'' 
shall be sworn to the faithful and impartial performance 
thereof by the town clerk, and accountant or in his absence, 
a justice of the peace, and a certificate thereof shall be filed 
with the town clerk and accountant. He shall execute a Bond. 
bond in favor of the town for the faithful performance of his 
duties in such sum and with such surety or sureties as may 
be fixed or approved by the selectmen and the expense of 
procuring such bond shall be paid by the town. 



POWERS AND DUTIES. 

Section 7. The powers and duties of the town manager Powers and 

-------'--- ° duties of ■^'•■ 

manager. 



shallinclude the following: °" '^"t^^^ °f *«-'' 



(a) To organize, continue or discontinue, from time to 
time, such divisions or departments, not inconsistent with 
the provisions of this act, as may be determined by vote 
of the selectmen. 

(b) To appoint upon merit and fitness alone, and except 
as otherwise provided herein, to remove all superintendents 
or chiefs of the said departments and all subordinate officers 
and employees therein and to fix the salaries and wages of 
all subordinates and employees except as otherwise pro- 
vided. The superintendents or chiefs of departments shall 
not be removed by the town manager, except after five 
days' notice in writing, which notice shall state the cause of 
the removal. 



44 Acts, 1929. — Chap. 38. 

dTiToftowii (^) l^xcept as otherwise provided herein, to exercise control 

manager. of all departments or divisions now established, or that may 

hereafter be established, and made subject to his supervision. 

(d) To attend all regular meetings of the selectmen when 
requested by them, and to recommend to the selectmen for 
adoption such measures requiring action by them or by the 
town as he may deem necessary or expedient. 

(e) To keep full and complete records of his office, and to 
render as often as may be required by the selectmen a full 
report of all operations during the period reported on; and 
annually, or oftener if required by the selectmen, to make 
a synopsis of all the reports for publication. 

(f) To keep the selectmen fully advised as to the needs 
of the town within the scope of his duties, and to furnish 
the selectmen on or before the thirty-first day of December 
of each year a detailed list of the appropriations required 
during the next ensuing fiscal year for the proper conduct 
of all departments of the town under his control. 

(g) To keep in repair all public buildings except school 
buildings, which he shall repair only on request in writing 
of the school committee. 

(h) To purchase all supplies for every department of the 
town, except books for the schools or the pubhc library; 
but purchases of supplies for departments over which he 
has no control shall be made only upon requisition therefor 
by them or their authorized representative. 

(i) To have control and supervision of the police depart- 
ment of the town, subject, however, to the direction of 
the selectmen. The appointment and removal of the chief 
or head of the police department shall not be subject to the 
civil service laws of the commonwealth but shall be made 
in accordance with the provisions of this act. 

(j) To administer the poor relief of the town either 
directly or through a person or persons appointed by him, 
and under the supervision of the selectmen as the board of 
public welfare. 

(k) To appoint a health officer, who shall be a registered 
physician holding the degree of doctor of medicine from a 
"Class A" medical school, and holding a diploma in pubHc 
health administration from a recognized medical or technical 
institution or having an equivalent qualification by training 
or experience in public health administration. He shall 
hold office for such term, not exceeding three years, as the 
selectmen may prescribe and shall receive such fixed com- 
pensations as they shall determine. The health ofl&cer 
may also serve as school physician. He shall have charge 
of the health department and shall exercise all the powers 
and perform the duties imposed upon health officers in towns 
by law and by the by-laws of the town. With the approval 
of the town manager, the health officer shall appoint and 
fix the salary of his subordinates. 

(1) To perform such other duties as may be required of 
him by the by-laws of the town or by vote of the selectmen. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 3S. 45 



EXAMINATION OF DEPARTMENTS. 

Section 8. The town manager may, without notice, Examination 
cause the affairs of any division or department under his by'lXr™^"'^^ 
control or the conduct of any officer or employee thereof to m'^nager. 
be examined. He shall have access to all town books and 
papers for information necessary for the proper performance 
of his duties. 

TOWN MANAGER MAY BE REMOVED FOR CAUSE. 

Section 9. The selectmen, by a majority vote, may re- Removal of 
move the town manager by filing a written statement with for^aJTse"^^"' 
the town clerk and accountant setting forth in detail the 
specific reasons for his removal, a cop3^ of which statement 
shall be delivered to the town manager. Such removal shall 
not take effect until after the expiration of five days from the 
filing of the said statement with the town clerk and account- 
ant ; but if it is so recited in the statement the town manager 
shall be suspended from office forthwith. If the town Public hearing 
manager so requests within said five-day period, a public '^^°" request, 
hearing shall be given him by the selectmen, and in such 
event the removal of the town manager shall not take effect 
until a written decision following the hearing shall have 
been filed with the town clerk and accountant. Such 
decision made by a majority of the selectmen shall be final. 



vacancy. 
Section 10. Any vacancy in the office of town manager vacancy in 

office of f 
manager. 



shall be filled forthwith by the selectmen. Pending the ""^'''""°"" 



appointment of a town manager or the filling of a vacancy, 
the selectmen may appoint a person to perform temporarily 
the duties of the office who shall be sworn to the faithful 
performance thereof. 

estimate of expenditure. 

Section 11. On or before the thirty-first day of De- Town manage: 
cember of each year, the town manager shall submit to the estimate of 
selectmen a careful, detailed estimate in writing of the expenditures 

. ' CI '1'"^' income. 

probable expenditures oi the town government tor the en- 
suing fiscal year, stating the amount required to meet the 
interest and maturing bonds and notes or other outstanding 
indebtedness of the town, and showing specifically the 
amount necessary to be provided for each fund and depart- 
ment. He shall also submit at the same time an estimate 
in writing of the amount of income from all sources of 
revenue, exclusive of taxes upon property, and of the prob- 
able amount required to be levied and raised by taxation to 
defray all expenses and liabilities of the town. For the Boards, officers, 
purpose of enabling the town manager to make up the fnfo'rmati'on!^'' 
annual estimate of expenditures, all boards, officers and 
committees of the town shall, upon his written request, 



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Acts, 1929. — Chap. 38. 



furnish all information in their possession and submit to him 
in writing a detailed estimate of the appropriations required 
for the efficient and proper conduct of their respective de- 
partments during the next fiscal year. 



Finance com- 
mission to con- 
sider articles 
in warrant. 



Annual report 
of selectmen. 



ANNUAL REPORT OF SELECTMEN. 

Section 12. All articles in the warrants for the annual 
and special town meetings requiring the appropriation of 
money shall be considered by the finance commission, which 
shall report thereon in writing to the selectmen, with its 
recommendations. The selectmen shall make a report in 
writing to the annual town meeting, which shall include the 
report of the finance commission made as aforesaid and shall 
be pubhshed as a part of the annual town report, making 
such recommendations regarding the finances of the town 
and action thereon as they deem proper. 



Investigations 
relative to 
certain pay 
rolls, hills, etc. 



Employment 
of experts, etc. 



DUTIES RELATIVE TO CERTAIN PAY ROLLS, BILLS. 

Section 13. Whenever any pay roll, bill or other claim 
against the town is presented to the town manager, town 
clerk and accountant, town treasurer and collector of taxes, 
library trustees or school committee, he or they shall, if 
the same seems to him or them to be of doubtful validity, 
excessive in amount, or otherwise contrary to the interests 
of the town, refer it to the selectmen who shall immediately 
investigate the facts and determine what payment, if any, 
should be made. Pending such investigation and determina- 
tion by said selectmen payment shall be withheld. 

Section 14. For the purpose of making investigations, 
the selectmen may employ such experts, counsel and other 
assistants, and incur such other expenses, not exceeding in 
any year the sum of five hundred dollars, or such additional 
sum as may be appropriated for the purpose by the town, as 
they may deem necessary, and the same shall be paid by the 
town treasurer and collector of taxes upon requisition by 
the selectmen. 



Treasurer and 
collector of 
taxes, ap- 
pointment, etc. 



Assessors, 
appointment, 
terms of 
office, etc. 



town treasurer and collector of taxes. 

Section 15. A treasurer and collector of taxes shall be 
appointed by the town manager and shall continue in office 
subject to his pleasure. The office of town treasurer and the 
office of town collector of taxes shall be continued until the 
person appointed to said office of treasurer and collector of 
taxes shall have qualified, at which time the office of town 
treasurer and the office of town collector of taxes shall be 
abolished. 

assessors, appointment, terms. 

Section 16. The town manager shall forthwith appoint 
three suitable persons as assessors, who shall hold no elective 
office in the town of Orange, and who, upon their appoint- 
ment and qualification, shall organize for the proper conduct 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 38. 47 

of their duties. One of said persons shall be appointed for 
a term of one j^ear, one for a term of two years, and one for 
a term of three years, and annually thereafter there shall be 
appointed by the town manager, an assessor for a term of 
three years, in the place of the assessor whose term is about 
to expire. The assessors shall serve until their successors 
are appointed and qualified. If for any reason a vacancy Vacancies. 
occurs in the membership of the assessors, the vacancy shall 
be filled forthwith by the town manager, in like manner, for 
the unexpired term. Upon the appointment and qualifica- 
tion of the said assessors, the existing elective offices of 
assessors of the town shall terminate. The assessors ap- Powers, rights, 
pointed hereunder shall possess all the powers and rights, **"• 
and be subject to all the duties and liabilities conferred or 
imposed by law upon assessors of towns. Before entering To be sworn, 
upon the duties of their office, the assessors shall be sworn 
to the faithful and impartial performance thereof in com- 
pliance with the provisions of section twenty-nine of chapter 
forty-one of the General Laws. 

FIRE UEPARTxMENT CHIEF. 

Section 17. The town manager shall appoint a chief of *f^^^, 
the fire department, who shall also act as superintendent of chferip- 
buildings and wires, and shall receive such salary as the sa"kry™etc.' 
manager may from time to time determine. He shall be 
exempt from jury duty and shall hold no other town office 
except that of forest warden. He may be removed for Removal, 
cause by the town manager after a hearing. A vacancy in vacancy. 
the office shall be filled by appointment by the manager. 

The chief shall have the powers and duties conferred or Powers and 
imposed by statute upon fire engineers in towns, and by and " '^^' ®*'^' 
with the consent of the manager, he shall appoint a deputy 
chief and may appoint such other officers and firemen as 
may be deemed necessary and, with the consent of the 
manager may remove the same at any time for good and 
sufficient reason, after a hearing. 

He shall have full and absolute authority in the adminis- 0"^'^'''^'^°+'*-^' 
tration of the department, and when, in his opinion, it is for ment, etc. 
the best interests of the department, he may suspend or 
transfer any officer or member thereof. 

He shall have sole command of ail persons who may be soie command 
present at fires, shall direct all proper measures for the ^* ^'''^^' ^''^ 
extinguishment of fire, the protection of fife and property, 
and the preservation of order and observance of the laws, by- 
laws and regulations respecting fires. In his absence the Deputy chief. 
deputy chief shall perform the duties of the chief with full 
power. 

The chief may make such rules and regulations for the Ruif ^nd 

•^ ,",.... c 1 regulations tor 

prevention of fire, the government and discipline 01 the fire prevention, 
department, and the preservation of order in time of fire, ^^'^ 
as he may deem expedient provided that they are not in- 
consistent with the laws of the commonwealth. 



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Library 
trustees, 
appointment, 
terms, etc. 



Vacancy. 



LIBRARY TRUSTEES. 

Section 18. The selectmen first elected and qualified as 
provided in section two shall forthwith appoint six library 
trustees, two of whom shall be appointed for the term of 
three years, two for the term of two years, and two for the 
term of one year, from the first day of March in that year 
and annually thereafter, in February, the selectmen shall 
appoint in place of those trustees whose terms expire, two 
trustees to serve for the term of three years from the follow- 
ing first day of March. A vacancj^ in the board of trustees 
shall be filled by appointment by the selectmen for the 
residue of the term. 



Planning 
board, 

appointment, 
terms, etc. 



Vacancy. 
Duties. 



Submission to 
planning board 
of acts af- 
fecting town 
plan, etc. 



Annual report 
to selectmen, 
etc. 



PLANNING BOARD. 

Section 19. The selectmen first elected and qualified as 
provided in section two shall forthwith appoint a planning 
board consisting of five persons, one of whom shall be ap- 
pointed for the term of five years, one for the term of four 
years, one for the term of three years, one for the term of 
two years and one for the term of one year from the first day 
of March in that year; and annually thereafter the select- 
men shall, in February, appoint one member of said board 
for the term of five years from the following first day of 
March. A vacancy in the board shall be filled by appoint- 
ment for the residue of the term. 

Section 20. It shall be the duty of the planning board 
to keep itself informed of the progress of town planning in 
this and other sections of the country, make studies and 
recommendations for the improvement of the plan of the 
town with a view to the present and future movement of 
traffic, the general convenience, amenity, health, recreation 
and welfare, and any needs of the town dependent on the 
town plan; to consider and report upon the designs, and 
their relation to the town plan, of all new public ways, lands, 
places, buildings, bridges and other public structures, and of 
additions to and alterations in those already existing, and of 
the layout or plotting of new subdivisions of the town. 

Section 21. All acts of the selectmen or of any other 
board or officer of the town government affecting the town 
plan shall be submitted to the planning board for report 
and recommendations. The selectmen may at any time 
call upon the board for report with recommendations. The 
board of its own volition may also report to the selectmen, 
or to the annual town meeting, on any matter which in its 
opinion affects the plan of the town. Any matter referred 
by the selectmen to the board shall be acted upon within 
such time as may be designated by the selectmen in their 
order of reference. The planning board shall submit to the 
selectmen an annual report summarizing its activities for the 
fiscal year. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 38. 49 



CONSTABLES. 

Section 22. The selectmen first elected and qualified ^°'o[n[^*^|,'jt 
as provided in section two shall forthwith appoint two con- terms, etc. 
stables, each for the term of one year from the following 
first day of March and annually thereafter in February, the 
selectmen shall appoint two constables, each for the term 
of one year from the following first day of March ; and may, 
at any time, appoint so many additional constables as, in 
their opinion, may be necessary, who shall hold office during 
the pleasure of the selectmen. 

FINANCE COMMISSION, ELECTION, TERMS, ETC. 

Section 23. At the special election to be held within Finance 
thirty days after the acceptance of this act as provided in ei'e™tk)n!"'"' 
section two, the voters of the town shall elect by official terms, etc. 
ballot from among their number five persons who shall serve 
and be known as the finance commission and shall hold 
office, one until the expiration of five years, one until the 
expiration of four years, one until the expiration of three 
years, one until the expiration of two years and one until 
the expiration of one year, from the first Monday in Feb- 
ruary, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine. Thereafter, 
beginning with the year nineteen hundred and thirty, one 
member of such commission shall be elected annually at 
the annual meeting to serve for five years therefrom. The No salary. 
members of the finance ' commission shall serve until their 
successors are elected and qualified and shall not receive 
any salary. During the term for which they are chosen they ineligible to 
shall be ineligible, either by appointment or by election, to office!""^ °*^''^'^ 
any town office other than that for which they have been 
chosen, nor shall they, during any such term, hold any such 
other office. They shall be sworn to the faithful performance To be sworn. 
of their duties by the moderator, the town clerk and account- 
ant, or by a justice of the peace. 

VACANCY. 

• 
Section 24. If for any reason whatsoever a vacancy vacancy in 
occurs in the finance commission, it shall be the duty of the commfssion. 
remaining member or members forthwith to give notice 
thereof to the selectmen. The selectmen shall, within five 
days thereafter, call a special town election to fill the vacancy 
or vacancies for the unexpired term or terms, respectively. 
Any vacancy or vacancies occurring in the finance commis- 
sion less than three months prior to any town election shall 
remain unfilled until the date of such election. 

HOLDER OF AN ELECTIVE OFFICE MAY BE RECALLED. 

Section 25. Any holder of an elective office may be Recaii of 
recalled therefrom by the qualified voters of the town as ^iec*tive°office. 
herein provided. 



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Recall petition, 

preparation, 

filing. 



Record book, 
entry of 
petition, etc. 



RegibtraiH i 
voters to 
certify sig- 
natures. 



RECALL PETITION, PREPARATION, FILING, 

Section 26. Any qualified voter of the town may file 
with the town clerk and accountant an affidavit containing 
the name of the officer sought to be recalled and a statement 
of the grounds for recall. The town clerk and accountant 
shall thereupon deliver to the voter making the affidavit 
copies of petition blanks demanding such recall, printed forms 
of which he shall keep on hand. The blanks shall be issued 
by the town clerk and accountant with his signature and 
official seal attached thereto. They shall be dated, shall be 
addressed to the selectmen, and shall contain the name of 
the person to whom they are issued, the name of the person 
whose recall is sought, the grounds of recall as stated in 
the affidavit, and shall demand the election of a successor 
in the said office. A copy of the petition shall be entered 
in a record book to be kept in the office of the town clerk and 
accountant. The recall petition shall be returned and filed 
with the town clerk and accountant within twenty days after 
the filing of the affidavit, and must also have been signed 
by at least one hundred registered voters of the town, who 
shall add to their signatures the street and number, if any, 
of their residences. The recall petition shall be submitted, 
at or before five o'clock in the afternoon of the Saturday 
preceding the day on which it must be filed, to the registrars 
of voters in the town, and the registrars shall forthwith 
certify thereon the number of signatures which are names of 
registered voters of the town. 



Removal and 
election. 



Proviso. 



Nomination 
candidates. 



REMOVAL AND ELECTION. 

Section 27. If the petition shall be found and certified 
by the town clerk and accountant to be sufficient, he shall 
submit the same with his certificate to the selectmen with- 
out delay, and the selectmen shall forthwith give written 
notice of the receipt of the certificate to the officer sought 
to be recalled, and shall, if the officer does not resign within 
five days thereafter, thereupon order an election to be held 
on a Tuesday fixed *by them not less than twenty-five nor 
more than thirty-five days after the date of the town clerk 
and accountant's certificate that a suflBcient petition is 
filed; provided however, that if any other town election is 
to occur within sixty days after the date of the certificate, 
the selectmen may, in their discretion postpone the holding 
of the recall election to the date of such other election. If a 
vacancy occurs in said office after a recall election has been 
ordered, the election shall nevertheless proceed as provided 
in this section. 

NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES. 

Section 28. The question of recalling any number of 
officers may be submitted at the same election. But as to 
each officer whose recall is sought, there shall be a separate 



Acts, 1929. ^ Chap. 38. 51 

ballot. The nomination of candidates to succeed an officer 
whose recall is sought, the publication of the warrant for the 
recall election and the conduct of such election shall all be 
in accordance with the provisions of law relating to elections. 

Section 29. Ballots used in a recall election shall sub- Propositions on 
mit the following propositions in the order indicated: — re^caii Election 

For the recall of (name of officer). 

Against the recall of (name of officer). 

Immediately at the right of each proposition there shall 
be a square in which the voter, by making a cross mark (X) 
may vote for either of the said propositions. Under the 
proposition shall appear the word "Candidates" and the 
direction ''Vote for one," and beneath this the names of 
candidates nominated as hereinbefore provided. The bal- Fonn of 
lots used in a recall election shall be substantially in the fol- 
lowing form : — 

Recall Election. 
(Month and day of month, and year) 



For the recall of (name in full) , . . . . 
Against the recall of (name in full),. 



Candidates 
Vote for one 



(Name of candidate) 



Section 30. If a majority of the votes cast on the ques- officer to 
tion of recalling an officer shall be against his recall, he shall office?wh'en. 
continue in office but subject to recall as before. If a etc. 
majority of such votes be for the recall of the officer desig- 
nated on the ballot, he shall, regardless of any defects in 
the recall petition be deemed removed from office. When an 
officer is recalled from office, the candidate to succeed the 
officer recalled who received the highest vote shall be de- 
clared elected to fill the unexpired term. 

Section 31. If an officer in regard to whom a sufficient ^^®''4°-o„ ^f 
recall petition is filed resigns within five days after notice officer named 
thereof, the election shall be held as hereinbefore provided, petition. 



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Time of 
filing recall 
petition. 



except, that the title of the ballot shall be "town election," 
that the proposition in regard to the recall shall be omitted 
from the ballot, and that above the names of the candidates 
there shall appear on the ballot the words "Candidates to 
succeed (name of officer), resigned." 

Section 32, No recall petition shall be filed against an 
officer within three months after he takes office, nor in case 
of an officer subjected to a recall election and not recalled 
thereby, until at least three months after that election. 



Persons recalled 
not to be ap- 
pointed to any 
town office 
within two 
years. 



Salaries. 



PERSONS RECALLED NOT TO BE APPOINTED TO ANY TOWN 
OFFICE WITHIN TWO YEARS. 

Section 33. No person who has been recalled from an 
office, or who has resigned from an office while recall pro- 
ceedings were pending against him, shall be appointed to any 
town office within two years after such recall or such resig- 
nation. 

SALARIES. 

Section 34. The town clerk and accountant, treasurer 
and collector, assessors and town manager shall receive such 
compensation for their services as the selectmen shall de- 
termine, but not exceeding the amounts appropriated there- 
for by the town. Members of the finance commission, school 
committee, library trustees and planning board shall receive 
no salary or compensation. 



Certain town 
officers not to 
make contracts 
with the town. 



Penalties. 



certain town officers not to MAKE CONTRACTS WITH 
THE TOWN. 

Section 35. It shall be unlawful for any selectman, the 
town manager, any member of the school committee, any 
library trustee, or any other elective or appointive official, 
except as otherwise provided by law or in this act, directly 
or indirectly to make a contract with the town, or to receive 
any commission, discount, bonus, gift, contribution or re- 
ward from, or any share in the profits of, any person or 
corporation making or performing such a contract, unless 
the official concerned, immediately upon learning of the 
existence of such contract, or that such a contract is pro- 
posed, shall notify the selectmen in writing of the contract 
and of the nature of his interest therein and shall abstain 
from doing any official act on behalf of the town in reference 
thereto. In case such interest exists on the part of an 
officer whose duty it is to make a contract on behalf of the 
town, the contract may be made by another officer or person 
of the town, duly authorized thereto by vote of the select- 
men. Violation of any provision of this section shall render 
the contract in respect to which such violation occurs void- 
able at the option of the town. 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 both. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 38. 53 

Section 36. This act shall be submitted to the voters of ^^t^e^y'^t^^^ext 
the town of Orange for acceptance at the next annual elec- annual elec- 
tion. The town clerk shall, before said election, transmit, '°"' ® '^' 
by mail or otherwise, to every registered voter in said town a 
copy of this act. The vote shall be taken by ballot in answer 
to the following question which shall be printed on the 
official ballot to be used at said election for the election of 
town officers: "Shall an act passed by the general court in 
the year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, entitled, 'An 
Act estabhshing a town manager form of government for 
the town of Orange,' be accepted?" If this act shall be 
accepted by a majority of the voters voting thereon, it 
shall take effect for the special election to be held within thirty 
days after the acceptance of this act as provided in section 
two, for all things that pertain to said election and shall go 
into full force and effect upon the election of the selectmen 
and other town officials at said special election as herein 
provided; except that the appointees of the officials and 
boards whose offices shall be aboUshed and consolidated, 
then in the service of the town shall continue to draw com- 
pensation at the same rate and exercise like powers, authority 
and jurisdiction as theretofore, until other provision is made. 
The terms of office of all elective and appointive officers then 
in office shall terminate upon the qualification of their suc- 
cessors elected or appointed under the provisions of this 
act. 

DUTIES OF CERTAIN TOWN OFFICIALS RELATIVE TO ELEC- 
TION, ETC. 

Section 37. It shall be the duty of the selectmen, the Duties of 
town clerk, and any other town official upon whom by reason offictafs as"to 
of his office a duty devolves by the provisions of this act, election, etc. 
and who is in office when this act is accepted as herein pro- 
vided, to comply with all the requirements of this act re- 
lating to elections, to the end that all things may be done 
necessary for the nomination and election of the officers 
first to be elected under this act. 

BY-LAWS, RULES, ETC. 

Section 38. All laws, by-laws, rules and regulations in By-iaws, rules. 
force in the town of Orange when this act takes effect, not 
inconsistent with its provisions, whether enacted by au- 
thority of the town or any other authority, shall continue 
in full force and effect until otherwise provided by law, by- 
law, or vote; all other laws, by-laws, rules and regulations, 
so far as they refer to the town of Orange, are hereby repealed 
and annulled, but such repeal shall not revive any pre- 
existing enactment. 

Section 39. So much of this act as authorizes the sub- 
mission of the question of its acceptance to the registered 
voters of said town and section thirty-seven shall take effect 
upon its passage. 



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Revocation of 
acceptance. 



When act 
becomes null 
and void. 



REVOCATION OF ACCEPTANCE. 

Section 40. At any time after the expiration of four 
years and within six years from the date on which this act 
is accepted, and not less than ninety days before the date 
of any annual meeting, a petition signed by not less than 
fifteen per cent of the registered voters of the town may be 
filed with the selectmen requesting that the question of 
revoking the acceptance of this act be submitted to the 
voters. Thereupon the selectmen shall call a town meet- 
ing to be held not later than forty-five days after the filing 
of the petition, but not between the first day of June and the 
first Tuesday of September, both dates inclusive. At such 
meeting, the vote shall be taken by official ballot in answer 
to the following question which shall be printed thereon: 
"Shall the acceptance of the town of Orange of an Act passed 
by the General Court in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, entitled: "An Act establishing a town manager 
form of government for the town of Orange,' be revoked?" 
If such revocation is favored by a majority of the voters 
voting thereon by ballot, the acceptance of this act shall be 
revoked from and after the date of the annual town meeting 
next following such vote. The said revocation shall not 
affect any contract then existing or any action at law or suit 
in equity or other proceeding then pending. If the ac- 
ceptance shall be revoked as aforesaid, this act shall become 
null and void, and thereafter all general laws relative to town 
government and town officers shall apply to the town of 
Orange and any special laws relative to said town which 
are repealed by this act shall be revived by such revocation. 
By-laws in force when the said revocation takes effect, so 
far as they are consistent with general laws respecting town 
government and town officers and with said special laws, 
shall not be affected thereby. 

Approved February 13, 1929. 



Chap. 39 An Act relative to the repeal or modification of 

ZONING BY-LAWS IN 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. 40, § 30, 
etc., amended. 



modification of 
ordinances or 
by-laws limit- 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty of the General Laws, as amended in section 
thirty by chapter forty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two and by chapters fifty-nine and two hundred and 
sixteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said section thirty 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section SO. 
No ordinance or by-law enacted under section twenty-five 
shall be repealed or modified except after reasonable notice 



AcTb, 1929. Chap. 40. 55 

of the proposed repeal or modification and an opportunity ing particular 
to the objectors to be heard thereon, and, in a town, noti- buiTdfngsto 
fication as provided by law of a town meeting duly called tJ^cti^o^ "^'^ 
in pursuance of a warrant warning that such proposed repeal zones in cities 
or modification is to be acted upon thereat shall be sufficient ^^'^ towns. 
notice for the purposes hereof. In a city, such a hearing 
shall be before the city council or any committee designated 
or appointed for the purpose by the city council. If in a 
city any owner of real estate which would be affected by the 
proposed repeal or modification objects thereto by a 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 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 be 
repealed or modified except by a two thirds vote of all the 
members of the city council. If in a town any person shall, 
prior to the day named in the warrant for the town meeting 
at which such proposed repeal or modification is to be acted 
upon, file with the town clerk his objections thereto in writ- 
ing, together with his name and address, the town clerk shall 
give notice of such fact to the town meeting which shall not 
act on such proposed repeal or modification until it has re- 
ferred the objections to a committee thereof to hear the 
objecting party and report to said meeting or an adjourn- 
ment thereof or has referred the same to the town planning 
board for such purpose and has received a report made in 
pursuance of such reference after giving the objector an 
opportunity to be heard. If no objections are filed as afore- 
said the meeting may consider and act upon the proposed 
repeal or modification without further notice. In no case 
shall such a by-law be repealed or modified except by a two 
thirds vote of a town meeting. 

Approved February 15, 1929. 

An Act relative to the local taxation of yachts and (Jjiav, 40 

CERTAIN OTHER WATER CRAFT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eighteen of chapter fifty-nine of the g. l. 59, § is. 
General Laws, as amended by section two of chapter three ^*° ' ^"^^''^^e^ 
hundred and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four, by chapter sixty-four of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-five and by section two of chapter 
one hundred and forty-three of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by strik- 
ing out clauses first, sixth and seventh and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — First, All tangible personal Tangible 
property, including that of persons not inhabitants of the prop°erty, 
commonwealth, except ships and vessels used in or designed Assessed, 
for use in carrying trade or commercial fishing, shall, unless 
exempted by section five, be taxed to the owner in the town 
where itissituated on April first. 



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Tangible per- 
sonal property 
of partnerships, 
where 
assessed. 



Certain ships, 
etc., owned 
by partner- 
ships, where 
assessed. 



Effective date. 



Sixth, Partners, whether residing in the same or different 
towns, shall be jointly taxed under their firm name, for all 
tangible personal property belonging to the partnership, 
except ships and vessels used in or designed for use in carry- 
ing trade or commercial fishing, in the place where such 
property is situated. Each partner shall be liable for the 
whole tax. 

Seventh, Ships or vessels, other than yachts and other 
pleasure craft, owned by a partnership, shall be assessed to 
the several partners in their places of residence, if within 
the commonwealth, proportionally to their interests therein; 
but the interests of the several partners residing without the 
commonwealth shall be assessed to the partnership in the 
place where its business is carried on. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of the thirty- 
first day of March in the current year.- 

Approved February 15, 1929. 



Chav. 41 An Act repealing the law providing that the general 

COURT SHALL HOLD NO SESSION FOR THE TRANSACTION OF 
ORDINARY BUSINESS ON A LEGAL HOLIDAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

r^'kied^^' Section twenty-five of chapter three of the General Laws 

is hereby repealed. Approved February 15, 1929. 



Chart. 42 An Act relative to the disposition of unclaimed ac- 
counts CARRIED on the BOOKS OF CERTAIN COUNTY 

officers. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-five of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by inserting after section twenty-three the following new 
section: — Section 23 A. County officers holding funds un- 
claimed after two years from the time of receipt thereof and 
not otherwise subject to statutory disposition shall pay 
over such funds to their county treasury for the use of the 
county; provided, that any person or persons establishing 
a lawful claim thereto before the county commissioners 
within six years of such payment over may receive satis- 
faction thereof from any available funds in the county 
treasury. Approved February 15, 1929. 



G. L. 3.5, new 
section after 
§ 23. 

Disposition of 
unclaimed 
accounts 
carried on the 
books of 
certain county 
officers. 

Proviso. 



Chap. 43 An Act permitting the parking of motor vehicles 

WITHOUT display OF LIGHTS IN CERTAIN CASES. 



G. L. 90, § 7, 
etc., amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seven of chapter ninety of the General Laws, as 
most recently amended by section one of chapter three 
hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "direction" in the forty-third line the words: 
— ; provided, that an automobile need display no light 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 43. 57 

when parked within the hmits of a way in a space in which 
unlighted parking is permitted by the rules or regulations 
of the board or officer having control of such way, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 7. Every motor vehicle Brakes on 
operated in or upon any way shall be provided with brakes ""^ °^ ^^ ''^ ^^' 
adequate to control the movement of such vehicle and 
conforming to rules and regulations made by the registrar, 
and such brakes shall at all times be maintained in good 
working order. Every automobile shall be provided with 
at least two braking systems, each with a separate means of 
application, each operating directly or indirectly on at least 
two wheels and each of which shall suffice alone to stop said 
automobile within a proper distance as defined in said 
rules and regulations; provided, that if said systems are Proviso. 
connected, combined or have any part in common, such 
systems shall be so constructed that a breaking of any one 
element thereof will not leave the automobile without 
brakes acting directly or indirectly on at least two wheels. 
One braking system shall be so constructed that it can be 
set to hold the automobile stationary. Every motor cycle 
shall be provided with at least one brake adequate to stop 
it within a proper distance as defined as aforesaid. Every other equip- 
motor vehicle so operated shall be provided with a muffler '"®"*' 
or other suitable device to prevent unnecessary noise and 
with a suitable bell, horn or other means of signalling, and 
with suitable lamps; and automobiles shall be provided 
with a lock, a key or other device to prevent such vehicle 
from being set in motion by unauthorized persons, or other- 
wise, contrary to the will of the owner or person in charge 
thereof. Every automobile operated during the period Lights. 
from one half an hour after sunset to one half an hour before 
sunrise shall display at least two white lights, or lights of 
yellow or amber tint, or, if parked within the limits of a Parking lights, 
way, one white light on the side of the automobile nearer 
the centre of the way, and every motor cycle so operated at 
least one white light, or light of yellow or amber tint, and 
every such motor cycle with a side-car attached, in addition, 
one such light on the front of the side-car, and every motor 
truck, trailer and commercial motor vehicle used solely as 
such, having a carrying capacity of three tons or over, in 
addition, a green light attached to the extreme left of the 
front of such vehicle, so attached and adjusted as to indi- 
cate the extreme left lateral extension of the vehicle or load, 
which shall in all cases aforesaid be visible not less than two 
hundred feet in the direction toward which the vehicle is 
proceeding or facing; and every such motor vehicle shall 
display at least one red light in the reverse direction; pro- Proviso. 
vided, that an automobile need display no light when parked 
within the limits of a way in a space in which unlighted 
parking is permitted by the rules or regulations of the board 
or officer having control of such way. Every automobile 
so operated shall have a rear light so placed as to show a 
red light from behind and a white light so arranged as to 



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Keadlaiii pA ai 
rear lamps, 
approval by 
registrar, etc. 



Mirrors or 
reflectors. 



illuminate and not obscure the rear register number. No 
headlamp shall be used upon any motor vehicle so operated 
unless such lamp is equipped with a lens or other device, 
approved by the registrar, designed to prevent glaring rays. 
No rear lamp shall be used upon any motor vehicle so 
operated unless approved by the registrar. Application for 
the approval of a lens, or other device, or of a rear lamp, 
accompanied by a fee of fifty dollars, may be made to the 
registrar by any manufacturer thereof or dealer therein. 
Every automobile used for the carriage of passengers for 
hire, and every commercial motor vehicle or motor truck, so 
constructed, equipped or loaded that the person operating 
the same is prevented from having a constantly free and 
unobstructed view of the highway immediately in the rear, 
shall have attached to the vehicle a mirror or reflector so 
placed and adjusted as to afford the operator a clear, re- 
flected view of the highway in the rear of the vehicle. 

Approved February 15, 1929. 



ChaV. 44 ^N -^^"^ RELATIVE TO THE IMPORTATION AND LIBERATION 
OF CERTAIN LIVE BIRDS AND QUADRUPEDS. 



G. L. 131, § 41. 
amended. 

Importation 
and liberation 
of certain 
live birds 
and quad- 
rupeds, per- 
mits, etc. 



Rules and 
regulations. 



Penalty for 
violation. 



Birds found to 
be diseased 
may be 
confiscated. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section forty-one and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 41 • No 
person shafl import or cause to be imported into the com- 
monwealth any live game bird or any live wild fur-bearing 
or game quadruped unless he first obtains a permit so to 
do from the director, nor shall any person liberate any such 
bird or quadruped except in accordance with the provisions 
of an outstanding permit. The director may, in his dis- 
cretion, issue such a permit and may include therein reason- 
able conditions as to the importation, inspection and libera- 
tion of such birds or quadrupeds; and he may at any time 
revoke such a permit. He may make reasonable rules and 
regulations relative to the issue of such permits and to the 
importation, inspection and liberation of such birds and 
quadrupeds. Whoever violates any provision of this section 
or of any rule or regulation made hereunder or any condi- 
tion of a permit granted hereunder shall be punished by a 
fine of not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars 
for each bird or quadruped in respect of which the violation 
occurs. Any bird or quadruped which is imported into 
the commonwealth in violation of this section, or which is 
so imported under authority of a permit granted hereunder 
and is found upon inspection to be diseased, may be con- 
fiscated by any officer empowered to enforce the fish and 
game laws and shall be forfeited and be disposed of as the 
director deems best. Approved February 15, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. Chaps. 45, 46. 59 



An Act regulating the use of names by certain as- Chap 45 

SOCIATIONS and TRUSTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and eighty-two of the General Laws g. l. i82, new 
is hereby amended by inserting after section two the follow- f 2*'°° ^"^' 
ing new section: — Section 2 A. No association or trust use of names 
shall assume the name of any corporation established under by certain 
the laws of the commonwealth, or of a corporation, firm, and trusts 
or association or trust whether or not as defined in section '^"guiated. 
one, or of an individual, carrying on business in the com- 
monwealth at the time when the association or trust is 
created or within three years prior thereto, or assume a 
name so similar thereto as to be likely to be mistaken for it, 
except with the written consent of such existing corporation, 
firm, association or trust or of such individual, previously 
filed with the commissioner; and the commissioner shall 
refuse to receive for filing the written instrument or declara- 
tion of trust of an association or trust if it appears to him to 
have assumed a name in violation hereof. The supreme 
judicial or superior court shall have jurisdiction in equity, 
upon the application of any person interested or affected, 
to enjoin an association or trust from doing business under 
any name assumed in violation hereof, although the written 
instrument or declaration of trust of such association or 
trust has been received for filing as aforesaid. 

Approved February 15, 1929. 

An Act enlarging the corporate powers of the new Chav. 46 

BEDFORD PORT SOCIETY. 

Be it eriacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter tw^enty-nine of the acts of eighteen }^^^\f'.^ '■ 
hundred and thirty-two is hereby amended by inserting after "'""'" ^ 
the word "seamen" in the eleventh line the words: — and 
the furnishing of material relief to needy seamen and their 
families, — and by inserting after the word "seamen" in 
the twentieth line the words : — and the furnishing of ma- 
terial relief to needy seamen and their families, — so as 
to read as follows: — Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate New Bedford 
and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, co°rporate^ ^' 
and by the authority of the same, That Samuel Rodman, Jr., fa°g|d^®"' 
James Arnold, Sylvester Holmes, John Howland, Jr., 
Jonathan Tuttle, Timothy I. Dyre, Charles W. Morgan, 
Orville Dewey, Jared Parkhurst, William H. Taylor, John 
Coggeshall and Nehemiah Leonard, their associates and 
successors, be, and they hereby are incorporated, by the 
name of the New Bedford Port Society, for the moral im- 
provement of seamen and the furnishing of material relief 
to needy seamen and their famihes, with power to make 
by laws and regulations for their own government, and the 
management of the concerns of the society, not inconsistent 



60 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 47, 48. 



with the laws of this Coniinouwealtli, and to take, hold and 
receive, by gift or otherwise, real and personal estate, not 
exceeding fifty thousand dollars in value, and the same to 
sell and convey, if necessary, the income thereof to be 
applied to the religious, moral and professional instruction 
of seamen and the furnishing of material relief to needy 
seamen and their families, in such manner as the society 
shall direct. Approved February 15, 1929. 

Chap. 47 An Act relative to the taking, possession and sale 

OF calico bass and crappie. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 130, 
§ 78A, etc., 
amended. 



Chapter one hundred and thirty of the General Laws is 

hereby amended by striking out section seventy-eight A, 

inserted by chapter one hundred and eighty-eight of the 

acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one and amended by 

section four of chapter two hundred and sixty-eight of the 

acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three and by chapter 

six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, and 

tefdn'^lafe^ °" inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 78 A. 

etc., of certain No pcrsou shall take or have in possession more than six 

fresh water fish. ^^^^y. ^^^^^ g^^^^^ pickerel, forty horned pout, forty yellow 

perch, five wall eyed pike sometimes called pike perch, 
forty blue gills or sunfish, twenty calico bass or twenty 
crappie, taken from the waters of the commonwealth in 
any one day, nor shall he take from said waters or have in 
possession horned pout between March first and June fif- 
teenth in any year, yellow perch between March first and 
April first in any year, or blue gills, sunfish, calico bass or 
crappie between December first and July first of the year 
following, nor shall he at anj'- time buy, sell, offer or expose 
for sale or have in possession for the purpose of sale a horned 
pout, yellow perch, blue gill, sunfish, calico bass or crappie, 
taken from the waters of the commonwealth, nor shall he 
have in possession at any time a blue gill, sunfish, calico bass 
or crappie, taken from said waters which is less than six 
inches in length except when taken by him while lawfully 
fishing and immediately returned alive to the water whence 
Penalty. [^ ^g^g taken. Whoever violates any provision of this sec- 

tion shall be punished by a fine of not more than ten dollars 
for every fish in respect to which such violation occurs. 

Approved February 15, 1929. 

Chap. 48 An Act relative to state reimbursement of small 
towns for compensation paid to inspectors of ani- 
mals. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seventeen of chapter one hundred and twenty-nine 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "commonwealth" in the seventh line the words: — , 
upon certificate of the selectmen, approved by the director. 



G. L. 129, § 17, 
amended. 



Acts, 1929. — C haps. 49, 50. Gl 

— so as to read as follows: — Section 17. Each inspector Oaths of inspec- 
shall be sworn to ' the faithful performance of his official *°" ° ^°™'' ^' 
duties, and shall receive from the town for which he is ap- Compensation. 
pointed reasonable compensation, if appointed by the town, 
or such compensation as shall be fixed by the director, but 
not in excess of five hundred dollars a year, if appointed by 
the director. Towns having a valuation of less than two state reim- 
and one half million dollars shall be reimbursed by the com- ^S to'wL"^ 
monwealth, upon certificate of the selectmen, approved by {"^^''^^''to''' 
the director, for one half of such compensation, not exceed- inspectors. 
ing two hundred and fifty dollars for each inspector in any 
one year. Approved February 18, 1929. 

An Act establishing the salaries of the deputy as- Chap. 49 

SESSOES OF the CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter ninety-three of the ^"^^^ ^-^^ ^hl^' 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, as amended ^ ^" ^^^ 
by chapter ninety-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty and by section one of chapter six of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "thousand" in the eighth line 
the words: — five hundred, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 3. The mayor shall also appoint for an indetermi- ^®P"f^it^^o^f" 
nate term, under the laws and rules governing the classified Boston, civil 
civil service of the commonwealth, five deputy assessors ment^saiSy"*'" 
and such appointees shall hold office in accordance with duties, etc. 
such laws and rules. Appointments to fill vacancies shall 
be made in like manner. Each deputy assessor shall re- 
ceive an annual salary of four thousand five hundred dollars 
and shall perform such duties as the board of assessors 
may prescribe. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 1"^™^^^°^/° 
ance during the current j^ear by vote of the city council of etc. 
the city of Boston, subject to the provisions of its charter, 
but not otherwise. Approved February 18, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the Suffolk savings bank for Chap. 50 
seamen and others to hold additional real es- 
tate. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Suffolk Savings Bank for Seamen and S^if^^f 
Others, incorporated by chapter seventy-three of the acts men and others 
of eighteen hundred and thirty-three, may, subject to the ditwnai 
approval of the commissioner of banks, invest a sum not ^eai estate 
exceeding three hundred and fifty thousand dollars, in ad- 
dition to any sums heretofore authorized, in land and 
buildings in the city of Boston to be used in whole or in j)art 
for the conduct of a branch office or offices. 

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

Approved February 20, 1929. 



62 Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 51, 52, 53, 54, 



Chap. 51 An Act authorizing the Gardner trust company to 

HOLD additional REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF GARDNER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Com "an ^mav- Section 1. The Gardner Trust Company, a trust com- 
hoid additional pany Organized under the laws of this commonwealth and 
cfty of oi^rdner. having its usual place of business in the city of Gardner, 
may, subject otherwise to the provisions of section forty- 
one 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, including 
the cost of alterations and additions in the nature of perma- 
nent fixtures, not exceeding, directly or indirectly, sixty- 
three thousand dollars, in addition to the amount permitted 
by said section forty-one, amended as aforesaid, to be in- 
vested by said trust company, but in no event exceeding 
one hundred and thirty-eight thousand dollars in the ag- 
gregate. 

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

Approved February 20, 1929. 

Chap. 52 An Act authorizing the hitchcock free academy in 

THE TOW^N of BRIMFIELD TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND 
PERSONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^^^^^fil""^^ The Hitchcock Free Academy in the town of Brimfield 

town of Brim- may hold, for the purposes for which it is incorporated, 

fddltSi''"''^ real and personal property to an amount not exceeding five 

Bona? property, ^uudred thousand dollars. Approved February 20, 1929. 

Chap. 53 An Act reviving cape cod camps, inc. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Cam ?°nic Cape Cod Camps, Inc., a corporation dissolved by chapter 

revived, etc.' two hundred and seventy-three of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-eight, is hereby revived with the same 
powers, duties and obligations as if said chapter had not been 
passed; and all acts and proceedings of the officers, direc- 
tors and stockholders of said corporation acting as such 
which would be legal and valid but for the passage of said 
chapter are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Approved February 20, 1929. 

Chap. 54 An Act authorizing the universalist publishing 

HOUSE TO HOLD ADDITIONAL PROPERTY. 

Beit enacted, etc., as follows: 

Itc^' .amended Chapter two hundred and eighty-six of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and seventy-two, incorporating the Universalist 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 55, 56. 63 

Publishing House, as amended in section two by section one 

of chapter twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred and five 

and chapter eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 

ten, is hereby further amended by striking out said section 

two, and inserting in place thereof the following: — Sec- Uniyersaiist 

Hon 2. Said corporation may hold real and personal prop- Hous'e may 

erty necessary for conducting its_ business to an amount [-onaf property. 

not exceeding one milhon dollars in value. 

Approved February 20, 1929. 

An Act relative to increasing the number of trustees (jj^g^jy 55 

OF AMHERST COLLEGE ELECTED BY THE GRADUATES THEREOF ^' 

AND EXTENDING THE RIGHT TO VOTE THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The number of trustees of Amherst college Number of 
to be elected by the graduates of said college is hereby in- Amher8t°coi- 
creased from five to six. The first vacancy among the lege increased. 
members of the board of trustees of said college elected by horEfied. 
said board which shall occur after the thirty-first day of 
July in the current year, and after the adoption of any 
necessary changes in rules or regulations by said board and 
the society of the alumni of said college, shall be filled by 
the graduates thereof in the same manner as is provided 
for the election of the five trustees heretofore elected by 
the graduates of said college. Whenever any person so 
chosen by the said graduates to fill such vacancy shall 
cease to be a member of the corporation, his place and that 
of every successor shall be filled by the graduates in like 
manner. 

Section 2. All acts and parts of acts, in so far as pro- Certain acts 
viding that no graduate of Amherst college be entitled to actl repealed, 
vote for the trustees of said college to be chosen by the 
graduates thereof prior to the fourth annual commencement 
after his graduation, are hereby repealed. 

Approved February 20, 1929. 



An Act authorizing charles a. cushman and edith (JJiap. 56 
w. cushman to build and maintain a foot-bridge 
over the lower level of somerville avenue in the 

CITY OF somerville. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon petition and after a public hearing chariesA. 
thereon, notice of which shall be published at least three EdHh"w"cush- 
times in a newspaper published in the city of Somerville, manmaybuiid 

1 • .i^-i'i -jiji icii and maintain 

the city council of said city may, with the approval of the afoot-bridge 
mayor, issue a permit to Charles A. Cushman and Edith orsolnerviilr"^ 
W. Cushman, both of Cambridge, their heirs and their o{'|o'^e^"-J5e^ 
successors in title from time to time to the building hereinafter 
referred to, to build and maintain a foot-bridge from the 
second story of the building now owned by them and num- 
bered forty-three Somerville avenue, at the northwest 



64 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 57, 



Revocation 
of permit. 

Restrictions 
as to height 
and width. 



Liability for 
bodily injury 
or damage 
to property. 



Proviso. 



Remedy not 
exclusive, etc. 



Unconstitution- 
ality of any 
part of act not 
to affect valid- 
ity of remaining 
provisions. 

Submission to 
city council, etc 

Proviso. 



corner of said building, over the lower level of Somerville 
avenue to the upper level thereof, otherwise called the 
northern artery, for the purpose of connecting the building 
with said northern artery, upon such conditions and subject 
to such restrictions as the said city council may prescribe. 
Any permit so issued may be revoked by vote of said city 
council, with the approval of the mayor. 

Section 2. Any bridge built under a permit granted as 
aforesaid shall be constructed and maintained at a height 
not less than sixteen feet above the grade line of the lower 
level street, and shall not be more than ten feet in width, 
and no part of said foot-bridge or its supports shall rest on 
the surface of the upper or lower level street. 

Section 3. If a traveler on the highway while in the 
exercise of due care sustains bodily injury or damage in his 
property by reason of the construction or maintenance of 
said foot-bridge, he may recover damages therefor in an 
action of tort brought in the superior court against said 
Charles A. Cushman and Edith W. Cushman, or their heirs 
or their successors in title from time to time to said build- 
ing, within one year after the date of such injury or damage; 
provided, that such notice of the time, place and cause of 
the said injury or damage be given to said Charles A. Cush- 
man and Edith W. Cushman, or their heirs or successors in 
title aforesaid, by, or on behalf of, the person sustaining the 
same as is, under the provisions of chapter eighty-four of 
the General Laws, valid and sufficient in cases of injury 
or damage sustained by reason of a defect or a want of re- 
pair in or upon a way, if such defect or want of repair is 
caused by or consists in part of snow or ice, or both. The 
remedy herein provided shall not be exclusive, but shall be 
in addition to any other remedy provided by law. 

Section 4. If any part or section of this act be de- 
clared unconstitutional, the validity of its remaining pro- 
visions shall not be affected thereby. 

Section 5. 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 20, 1929. 



Chap. 57 An Act authorizing the acceptance op certain pro- 
visions OF LAW RELATIVE TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF 
POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN TOWNS BY THE TOWN OF NATICK 
BY THE USE OF THE OFFICIAL BALLOT. 



Town of Natick 
may place upon 
official ballot 
question of ac- 
ceptance of cer- 
tain provisions 
of law relative 
to establish- 
ment of police 
departments 
in towns. 



Be it enacted; etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Natick is hereby authorized 
to place upon the official ballot to be used for the election of 
town officers at any annual town election the following 
question: — "Shall the town of Natick accept the provisions 
of section ninety-seven of chapter forty-one of the General 
Laws relative to the establishment of police departments in 
towns?" If a majority of the votes cast in answer to said 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 58, 59. 65 

question are in the affirmative, said provisions shall there- 
upon become effective in said town, but not otherwise. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 20, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the town of marblehead to make QJiqj) 53 

AN additional SEWERAGE LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of completing and extend- TownofMarbie- 

, f-i'i r J. head may make 

mg its system 01 mam drams and common sewers lor a part an additional 
or the whole of its territory, with such connections and other ^^^^erage loan. 
works as may be required for a system of sewage disposal, 
and of exercising any power or authority relative to the 
taking by purchase or otherwise of land, water rights and 
easements, or any other right or authority conferred by 
chapter three hundred and nine of the Special Acts of nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen or by chapter eighty-three of the 
General Laws, the town of Marblehead may, from time to 
time, borrow, in addition to any sum or sums heretofore 
authorized, 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, Marblehead Sewerage Loan, Act of 1929. Each Marblehead 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such AtTo?f929.°^°' 
loans shall be payable within fifteen years from their re- 
spective 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 purposes 
to be raised by the tax levy of the year when authorized. 
Indebtedness incurred hereunder 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 limitation contained in the first paragraph of section 
seven thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and 
twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

Section 2. Said town may, at any annual or special May authorize 
town meeting or at any adjourned session thereof, by vote nwney'not- 
in accordance with the articles for the warrant for said ^Ygt'istandmg, 
meeting, authorize the borrowing of money under the pro- 
visions of this act, and such authorization shall be fully 
effective, notwithstanding that the warrant for said meet- 
ing was served prior to the passage of this act. 

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

Approved February 21, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the town of brookline to erect QJidj) 59 

A BUILDING FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES ON LONG WOOD PLAY- 
GROUND, SO-CALLED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Brookline may erect a building Town of Brook- 
for school purposes on that part of a playground therein a'buihiuirfor*^ 



66 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 60, 61, 62. 



»o-called 
Boundaries 



school purposes known ES the Longwood playground and dedicated to the 

on LongwooQ ^ »^ -^ ^. , . , , , en 

playground, usc 01 the pubhc as 9. park, which is bounded as lollows: — 
southerly by Francis street, eighty feet; easterly by other 
land of said town known as the Lawrence school lot, two 
hundred and twenty feet; northerly and westerly by the 
remaining land of said playground, eighty feet and two 
hundred and twenty feet, respectively, containing seven- 
teen thousand six hundred square feet. 

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

Approved February 21, 1929. 



Chap. 60 ^^ ^^'^ VALIDATING THE ISSUE BY THE TOWN OF SPENCER 
OF CERTAIN BONDS FOR WATER PURPOSES. 



Issue by town 
of Spencer of 
certain bonds 
for water pur- 
poses vali- 
dated. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The issue by the town of Spencer under 
chapter forty-seven of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred 
and seventeen of bonds for water purposes to the amount 
of thirty-three thousand dollars, in accordance with a vote 
of the town passed at a meeting held on August twelfth, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, in so far as such issue 
may be illegal by reason of the fact that such vote purported 
to authorize the issue of bonds in excess of the amount 
permitted by said chapter, is hereby made legal. 

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

Approved February 21, 1929. 



Chap. 61 An Act relative to facsimile signatures of registers 

OF DEEDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-six of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out section nineteen and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 19. A facsimile of the signature of 
any register, imprinted by him, by an assistant register or 
by such office assistant as the register in writing may desig- 
nate, upon any original instrument in attestation of the 
fact that the same has been recorded in his registry or upon 
any copy of the records or plans which the register is au- 
thorized by law to certify or attest as a true copy, shall 
have the same validity as his written signature. 

Approved February 21, 1929. 



G. L. 36, § 19, 
amended. 



Facsimile sig- 
natures of 
registers of 
deeds to have 
same validity 
as written 
signatures. 



Chap. 62 An Act authorizing the trustees of the Bristol county 

agricultural school to PROVIDE A DOMESTIC WATER 
SUPPLY FOR SAID SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The trustees of the Bristol county agricul- 
tural school may expend a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars to provide wells, pipe lines, pump house and pumping 
equipment, power line and other essentials to a complete 
water system for said school. 



Trustees of 
Bristol county 
agricultural 
school may 
expend a cer- 
tain sum to 
provide a 
domestic water 
supply for 
said school. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 63, 64. 67 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the county 
commissioners of said county may borrow from time to time, 
on the credit of the county, such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, five thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, which 
shall bear on their face the words, Bristol County Agricul- AgHcuiSirar*^ 
tural School Loan, Act of 1929. Each authorized issue shall Schoo" Loan, 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable ^''^ °* *^^^- 
in not more than three years from their dates. Such bonds 
or notes shall be signed by the treasurer of said county and 
countersigned by a majority of the county commissioners. 
The county may sell such securities at public or private sale, 
and the proceeds shall be used only for the purposes specified 
in this act. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall, 
except as herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five 
of the General Laws. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submission to 
during the current year by said county commissioners. mi'^si^oners'"' 

Approved February 21, 1929. 

An Act relative to granting one day off in every (Jhap. 63 

EIGHT DAYS TO POLICE OFFICERS IN THE TOWN OF BRAIN- 
TREE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The provisions of section sixteen of chapter one hundred ^i^-ons^o^Taw 
and forty-seven of the General Laws and the pertinent pro- relative to 
visions of section seventeen of said chapter, relative to ex- laToffln "* 
cusing police officers from duty for one day out of every ^ay/to police 
eight days without loss of pay, shall apply in the town of offic'ers to apply 
Braintree, upon acceptance of this act by vote of its select- Braint?ee upon 
men prior to January first, nineteen hundred and thirty; acceptance, etc. 
and, for the purpose of such acceptance, this act shall take 
effect upon its passage. Approved February 21, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the county of Bristol to borrow (JJia/n. 64 

MONEY for the PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING A SEWER 
BED AT THE BRISTOL COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of ^^j®*°^*'end*a 
Bristol, acting as the trustees of the Bristol county tubercu- certain sum for 
losis hospital, may expend a sum not exceeding twenty-five tk)n''o"a*^8ewer 
thousand dollars for the purpose of constructing a sewer bed fe^f t^ipount 
at said hospital, in accordance with plans approved by the tuberculosis 
state department of public health. hospital. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the said county May borrow 
commissioners may borrow money on the credit of the no°tesfetc'"° 
county and issue notes of the county therefor to an amount 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. Such notes 
shall be payable by such annual payments beginning not 
more than one year from the date thereof as will extinguish 
each loan within five years from its date. The amount of 



68 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 65. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



such annual payment in any year shall not be less than the 
amount of the principal of the loan payable in any subse- 
quent year. The notes shall be signed by the county 
treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the county 
commissioners. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan. All sums necessary to meet interest pay- 
ments on said notes and payments on account of principal 
as the same mature shall be assessed upon the towns and 
cities of said county that constitute the hospital district, in 
accordance with section eighty-five of chapter one hundred 
and eleven of the General Laws. 

Section 3. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance, during the current year, by the county commis- 
sioners of said county, but not otherwise. For the purposes 
of such acceptance only, it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1929. 



Bay State Life 
Insurance Com- 
pany incor- 
porated. 



Chap. 65 An Act to incorporate the bay state life insurance 

COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Edward M. Hamhn, Charles B. Strout, 
William K. Beane, Forris W. Norris, Roscoe Walsworth, 
Herbert S. Mabey, Charles H. Bucek, Joshua Harron, 
Walter E. McLane and Nicholas DuVally, their associates 
and successors, are hereby created a corporation under the 
name of Bay State Life Insurance Company, to be situated 
in the city of Boston, for the transaction of life and endow- 
ment insurance, the sale of annuities, and for insuring 
against the sickness and the bodily injury or death of the 
insured by accident; with all the rights, powers and privi- 
leges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities and restric- 
tions set forth in all general laws, now or hereafter in force, 
applicable to domestic stock life insurance companies, so far 
as the same are not inconsistent with the provisions of this 
act. 

Section 2. The board of directors shall consist of not 
less than fifteen members, who shall be chosen by ballot 
from the stockholders, and a majority of whom shall be 
residents of the commonwealth. Not less than eight shall 
constitute a quorum to do business, although a less number 
may adjourn from time to time. The number of directors 
and the number constituting a quorum may be increased 
or diminished within the said limits at any annual or special 
meeting of the stockholders. The directors shall have power 
to choose from their number an executive committee of not 
less than seven, which may exercise all the powers of the board 
of directors whenever the board shall not be in session, and 
also all powers expressly conferred upon it by the by-laws. 
The corporation may determine by its by-laws the manner 
of calling and conducting all meetings, and the mode of 
voting by proxy. Each stockholder shall be entitled to one 
vote for every share of capital stock owned by him. 



Board of direc- 
tors, members, 
election, etc. 



Quorum. 



Executive 
committee. 



Voting by 
proxy. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 66. 69 

Section 3. The capital stock of the corporation shall be Capital stock. 
four hundred thousand dollars, divided into twenty thou- 
sand shares of the par value of twenty dollars each. The 
capital stock together with a surplus of not less than six 
hundred thousand dollars shall be paid in, in cash, within 
two years after the date of the passage of this act; and no 
certificates of shares and no policies shall be issued until 
the whole capital stock and surplus are so paid in. 

Approved February 21, 1929. 

An Act relative to the financing of the essex county (JJmy QQ 

TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of ^eeds mi"^*be 
Essex may apply, toward the reduction of the existing in- applied toward 
debtedness, including interest, of said county incurred on [ndebteXefs 
account of the hospital constructed in said county for the |j"p"[,n^J'f" 
care of persons suffering from tuberculosis, the net proceeds Essex county 
derived from the sale or disposition by them of property Lospitr/"^'^ 
under authority of section five of chapter four hundred and 
forty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four 
and the proceeds of assessments heretofore credited under 
section six of said chapter but not paid. 

Section 2. Said county commissioners shall thereafter Balance of in- 
apportion the remaining balance of such indebtedness to the be'^a'ppor'tToned 
cities and towns in said county, except the cities of Haver- to cities and 

• towns in 

hill, Lawrence, Lynn, Newburyport and Salem, in accord- county, 
ance with their latest valuation used in assessing the county ^'"^''p*" ^^'^■ 
taxes; and each of such cities and towns shall pay the sum 
so apportioned to it into the treasury of said county at such 
time and in such instalments as the said county commissioners 
shall by special order direct. The county commissioners Remedies for 
shall have the remedies for the collection of sums so ap- '^o''^'^*'""- ^*''- 
portioned, and the several cities and towns shall have the 
right to incur indebtedness to provide funds for the pay- 
ment thereof, provided in sections eighty-three and eighty- 
four, respectively, of chapter one hundred and eleven of the 
General Laws. Any city or town which neglects or refuses Procedure in 
to pay its assessment shall pay, and the county commis- town'^n^rects, 
sioners may collect, interest thereon as and for money due etc., to pay, etc. 
the county under section twenty-four of chapter thirty-five 
of the General Laws. The county commissioners may issue Temporary 
temporary notes in anticipation of the payment of such re°newareTc. 
assessment and may renew such notes or any portion thereof 
from time to time, until such assessment shall have been paid. 

Section 3. All sums hereafter received by said county Apportionment 
commissioners as dividends on account of moneys deposited ll ci'tTesTnd 
to the credit of David L Robinson, treasurer, Essex county, towns in 
special account in the Tremont Trust Company shall be et"." ^' ^""^^^ ' 
apportioned and paid to the cities and towns in said county, 
except said cities of Haverhill, Lawrence, Lynn, Newbury- 
port and Salem, in accordance with their latest valuation 



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Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 67, 68. 



used in assessing the county taxes. Losses on account of 
said deposit shall be deemed a part of the cost of construc- 
tion of said hospital. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by the county commissioners 
of said county. Approved February 21, 1929. 

Chap. 67 An Act reviving richards & cc, incorporated. 

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. 



Submission to 
county com- 
missioners. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Richards & Co 

Incorporated, 

revived. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Richards & Co., Incorporated, a corporation 
dissolved by section one of chapter two hundred and thirty- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is 
hereby revived with the same powers, duties and obligations 
as if said chapter had not been passed. 
When operative. Section 2. This act shall bc operative as of March 
thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

Approved February 23, 1929. 



Chap. 



Town of Dan- 
vers may main- 
tain a public 
hospital for the 
use of the 
inhabitants 
of said town. 

Board of trus- 
tees, election, 
terms, etc. 



Vacancies. 



Submission 
to voters 
of town, etc. 



68 An Act authorizing the town of danvers to maintain 
A public hospital for the use of the inhabitants of 

SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Danvers may maintain a public 
hospital for the use of the inhabitants of said town and 
others who may be admitted thereto who may require 
medical or surgical treatment, and may appropriate money 
for the maintenance of said hospital. 

Section 2. Said town shall, within sixty days from the 
effective date of this act, elect at an annual or special elec- 
tion a board consisting of seven trustees to manage said 
hospital, who shall hold office, three until the expiration of 
three years, two until the expiration of two years, and two 
until the expiration of one year, from the date of the first 
annual election following said effective date. Thereafter, 
as the terms of office expire, the town shall annually elect 
such number of trustees for terms of three years each as is 
necessary to fill any vacancies. Any vacancy in said board, 
other than by the expiration of term of office, shall be filled 
by appointment by the board of selectmen and the re- 
maining trustees for the residue of the term. 

Section .3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the registered voters of the town present 
and voting thereon at any town meeting called for the 
purpose within three years from its passage, but, for the 
purpose of such acceptance, it shall take effect upon its 
passage. Approved February 25, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 69, 70. 71 



An Act subjecting the office of superintendent of QJiav, 69 

PUBLIC buildings AND INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS IN THE 
CITY OF CAMBRIDGE TO THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of superintendent of public build- [^fgn^dent"?^''" 
ings and inspector of buildings in the city of Cambridge public buUd- 
shall, upon the effective date of this act, become subject to Inspector of 
the civil service laws and rules and regulations, and the term gi"'''||"5am- 
of office of any incumbent thereof shall be unlimited, except bridge subject 
that he may be removed in accordance with such laws servVceiaws. 
and rules and regulations; but the person holding said office 
on said effective date may continue therein without taking 
a civil service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance Submission 
to the registered voters of the city of Cambridge at its city ^° ^°*''"' ^^'^^ 
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 year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, en- 
titled 'An Act subjecting the office of superintendent of 
public buildings and inspector of buildings in the city of 
Cambridge to the civil service laws', be accepted?" 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, 1929. 

An Act relative to non-compliance by registered Chav. 70 

DENTISTS WITH PROVISIONS OF LAW REQUIRING THEIR 
ANNUAL LICENSING AND WITH CERTAIN OTHER PROVISIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-four of chapter one hundred and twelve of *i- ^- ^^^' j !*• 

etc ftHlGnClGCl. 

the General Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred and 
forty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven, is hereby further amended by striking out the third 
sentence, — so as to read as follows: — Section 44- Every Registered 
registered dentist when he begins practice, either by himself notify*board of 
or associated with or in the employ of another, shall forth- dental examin- 
with notify the board of his office address or addresses, and address. 
every registered dentist practicing as aforesaid shall an- Annual license 
nually, before April first, pay to the board a license fee of ^^®" 
two dollars. Every registered dentist shall also promptly to notify 
notify the board of any change in his office address or ad- ci°ange°in office 
dresses and shall furnish such other information as the address, etc. 
board may require. The board shall publish annually com- Board to pub- 
plete lists of the names and office addresses of all dentists I'sh annual hsta. 
registered and practicing in the commonwealth, arranged 
alphabetically by name and also by the towns where their 
offices are situated. Every registered dentist shall exhibit Exhibit of^uii 
his full name in plain readable letters in each office or room ^^'^^^ 
where his business is transacted. 

Approved February 25, 1929. 



72 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 71, 72, 73. 



Certain nom- 
inations of town 
officers in cur- 
rent year in 
town of Brain- 
tree validated. 



Chap. 71 An Act validating certain nominations of town of- 
ficers IN THE CURRENT YEAR IN THE TOWN OF BRAIN- 
TREE. 

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 Braintree in the current year made by nomination papers 
filed with and accepted by the town clerk of said town on or 
before February twenty-first in said year, in so far as such 
nominations are invalid by reason of being submitted to 
the registrars, for the purpose of having the signatures 
thereon certified, after the time prescribed by section seven 
of chapter fifty-three of the General Laws, as most recently 
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 February 25, 1929. 



Chav. 72 An Act relative to the election of selectmen in the 

TOWN of BROOKFIELD. 



Certain action 
of town of 
Brookfield 
relative to 
election of 
selectmen 
validated. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The action of the town of Brookfield taken 
at its special town meeting held on January twenty-fifth of 
the current year, whereby it purported to vote, under article 
three of the warrant for said special town meeting, to elect 
at its annual town meeting in the current year three select- 
men, and at its annual town meeting to be held in the year 
nineteen hundred and thirty to elect four selectmen, and 
thereafter at its annual town meetings to elect five select- 
men, each to hold office for the term of one year, is hereby 
confirmed and made valid to the same extent as if said vote 
had conformed to said article; and on and after the date 
of the annual meeting of said town to be held in the current 
year said board of selectmen shall consist of five members 
until otherwise provided. 

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

Approved February 25, 1929. 



Chap. 73 An Act authorizing the city of Cambridge to borrow 

MONEY for the ERECTION OF AN ADDITION TO THE CAM- 
BRIDGE CITY HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of erecting an addition to 
the Cambridge city hospital which increases the floor space 
of such building, including the cost of original equipment and 
furnishing of such addition, the city of Cambridge may 
borrow, from time to time within a period of five years from 



City of Cam- 
bridge may 
borrow money 
for the erection 
of an addition 
to the Cam- 
bridge city 
hospital. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 74. 73 

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, Cambridge City Hospital Loan, Act of Cambridge 
1929. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate Lo!7n. Act"*^^ 
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 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 limitation contained in the first paragraph 
of section seven thereof as revised by chapter three hundred 
and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight. 

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

Approved February 26, 1929. 

An Act increasing the amount that the city of cam- phr,q-, <ia 

BRIDGE MAY BORROW FOR THE WIDENING AND CONSTRUC- ^' 

TION OF MAIN STREET AND BROADWAY IN THE CITY OF 
CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of meeting the expenses in- cityofcam- 
curred under chapter two hundred and fifty-four of the acts bolTow^n*' 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-five for the widening and additional 
construction of Main street and Broadway in the city of wddln^niTud 
Cambridge, including judgments on account of land dam- MafnXeeT °^ 
ages awarded on account of said widening, the city of Cam- ?nci Broadway 
bridge may borrow, in addition to the amount authorized ^''^''"^'''^y- 
by said chapter two hundred and fifty-four, such sums as 
may be necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate one hun- 
dred and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words. 
Main Street and Broadway Widening Loan, Act of 1929. Main street 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and widening'^LSi^. 
such loans shall be paid in not more than ten years from ^^t of 1929. 
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 herein provided, be 
subject to the provisions of chapter forty-four of the Gen- 
eral Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in the first 
paragraph of section seven thereof as revised by chapter three 
hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight. 

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

Approved February 26, 1929. 



74 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 75, 76, 77. 



Chap. 75 An Act relative to the powers of the trustees of the 

MINISTERIAL FUND OF THE BAPTIST RELIGIOUS SOCIETY 
IN HAVERHILL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ten of the acts of eighteen hundred and twenty- 
three, being an act approved June twelfth, eighteen hundred 
and twenty-three and entitled "An Act to incorporate the 
Trustees of the Ministerial Fund of the Baptist Religious 
Society in Haverhill", is hereby amended by striking out 
section four and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Sec. 4- Be it further enacted, That the said Trustees and 
their successors be and they are hereby empowered to take, 
receive and hold all lands, goods, monies or securities or the 
interest or income of them, which have been or may here- 
after be given, contributed, devised or bequeathed to them 
or to the said Baptist Religious Society in Haverhill, for the 
support of the Gospel ministry in said Society, or for any 
other laudable or pious uses connected with said Society: 
Provided, that the annual income of their funds shall never 
exceed the sum of eight thousand dollars; and said Trustees 
and their successors or the major part of them shall have 
power to sell and convey all such real estate as they may 
become seized of, when duly authorized by said Society, at 
a legal meeting warned for that purpose. 

Approved February 26, 1929. 



1823, 10, § 4, 
amended. 



Powers of the 
Trustees of the 
Ministerial 
Fund of the 
Baptist Reli- 
gious Society 
in Haverhill. 



Proviso. 



Chap. 76 An Act relative to the powers of railroad corpora- 
tions IN RESPECT TO THE SECURITIES OF CERTAIN EXPRESS 
COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and sixty of the General Laws, as 
amended in section seventy by section two of chapter one 
hundred and twenty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section seventy and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: — Section 70. A railroad corporation may acquire, 
mvest in securi- hold, votc, scll and negotiate the stock and securities of 
companierand terminal companies organized under the laws of the com- 
compan^es"^^^^ monwcalth, and of express companies operating in whole or 
in part on its lines, and may guarantee the bonds of such 
companies. Approved February 26, 1929. 



G. L. 160, § 70, 
etc., amended. 



Railroad cor- 
porations may 



Chap. 77 An Act authorizing the appointment of health officers 

BY unions of two OR MORE TOWNS. 



G. L. Ill, new 

section after 
§27. 

Appointment 
of he.alth 
officers by 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and eleven of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after section twenty-seven the 
following new section : — Section 27 A . Two or more towns 
may, by vote of each, form a district for the purpose of 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 78, 79. 75 

employing a health officer therein who shall annually be unions of two 
appointed by a joint committee composed of the chairman ^™°'"® 
and secretary of the board of health of each of the said towns 
and shall perform such duties as said joint committee may 
prescribe. The committee shall determine the relative Salary, etc. 
amount of service to be performed by him in each town, fix 
his salary, apportion the amount thereof to be paid by each 
town and certify the same to each town treasurer. Such a 
health officer insofar as his duties in a given town are con- 
cerned shall be the employee of and responsible to the regu- 
larly constituted board of health of said town. This section Not applicable 
shall not apply to the county of Barnstable. coJSy"^'"'''^ 

Approved February 28, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the town of concord to contract nhrj.^ 70 

TO PAY CERTAIN SUMS OF MONEY TO THE CONCORD FREE ^' 
PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Concord may contract to pay TownofCon- 
annually to the Concord Free Public Library, during the conlrSo 
lives of the widow and daughter of Loring N. Fowler, late pay certain 
of said Concord, and the survivor of them, an amount equal toThe'c^cord 
to the interest, at a rate not exceeding four per cent per £[brary.'^'"' 
annum, upon such sums, not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars in the aggregate, as may be expended by said Library 
for the purchase of land in that part of said town known as 
West Concord and the erection thereon of a building for use 
as a branch library thereof; provided, that the inhabitants Proviso. 
of said town have free access to and use of said branch li- 
brary. 

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

Approved March 1, 1929. 



Chap. 79 



An Act relative to the placing underground of wires 

AND electrical APPLIANCES IN THE CITY OF EVERETT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and fifty-three of the 1915 (S) 253, 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen is hereby ^ '^' a^iended. 
amended by striking out section two and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 2. The provisions of this The placing 
act shall apply to the following streets or parts of streets: — wTrll'^fnd'"'^ °^ 
Broadway from the Boston line to the Maiden line; Ferry electrical 
street from Chelsea street to the Maiden line ; Chelsea street ci^ty oTIfverett 
from Broadway to Everett avenue; Church street from certei^' streets 
Broadway to Linden street. All the overhead wires, cables, 
conductors, poles and structures in that part of Broadway 
above specified, except such as are hereinafter excepted, shall 
be removed or placed underground prior to the first day of 
January, nineteen hundred and thirty-five; and all the over- 
head wires, cables, conductors, poles and structures in those 
parts of Ferry, Chelsea and Church streets above specified, 



76 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 79. 



Proviso. 



1915 (S) 253, 
§ 3, amended. 



Dutie.s of 
owners or users 
of overhead 
wires, etc. 



except such as are hereinafter excepted, shall be removed or 
placed underground prior to the first day of January, nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-seven; provided, that such permits 
as are necessary are granted in due season, so that the work 
may be completed within the time aforesaid; it being the 
purpose of this act to cause the removal from the parts of 
streets above named of all wires, cables, conductors, poles 
and structures, except those hereinafter excepted, within 
the periods above specified. And it shall be the duty of said 
officer or officers to see that the same are so removed. But 
any company or person subject to the provisions of this act 
may petition the department of public utilities for the ex- 
emption from the provisions of this act of any wires, cables, 
conductors, poles and structures, or for any extension or 
extensions of time for compliance with said provisions. And 
said department may grant any such exemption or extension 
which it deems reasonable; and any exemptions or exten- 
sions granted by said department, by an order passed after 
notice to the mayor and aldermen of the said city, who shall 
be entitled to be heard, and a public hearing, shall have the 
same force and effect as if specially provided for herein. 

Section 2. Section three of said chapter two hundred 
and fifty-three is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
fifth line, the word "twenty-one" and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — thirty-five, — by striking out, in the 
thirteenth line, the words "that part of Ferry street" and 
inserting in place thereof the words: — those parts of Ferry, 
Chelsea and Church streets, — by striking out, in the four- 
teenth and fifteenth lines, the word "twenty-three" and 
inserting in place thereof the word: — thirty-seven, — and 
by striking out, in the sixteenth and seventeenth lines, the 
words "that part of said Ferry street" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — those parts of said Ferry, Chelsea and 
Church streets, — so as to read as follows: — Section 3. 
Every owner or user of overhead wires, cables or conductors, 
and of poles and other structures for the support thereof, 
in that part of Broadway specified in section two, shall, 
prior to the first day of January, nineteen hundred and 
thirty-five, construct the underground conduits, ducts and 
manholes which it shall desire to use in that part of said 
Broadway, and remove therefrom its overhead wires, cables 
and conductors and any poles or other structures used for 
the support thereof, except such as may be exempted under 
the provisions of this act; and every owner or user of over- 
head wires, cables or conductors and of poles and other 
structures for the support thereof, in those parts of Ferry, 
Chelsea and Church streets specified in section two, shall, 
prior to the first day of January, nineteen hundred and 
thirty-seven, construct the underground conduits, ducts 
and manholes which it shall desire to use in those parts of 
said Ferry, Chelsea and Church streets, and remove there- 
from its overhead wires, cables and conductors and any 
poles or other structures used for the support thereof, except 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 80. 77 

such as may be exempted under the provisions of this act; 
and upon the removal from overhead of such wires, cables 
or conductors, the owners or users thereof may place the 
same and any other necessary wires, cables or conductors 
or any extensions thereof in such underground conduits. It 
shall be the duty of the officer or officers provided for in 
section one to see that the requirements of this section are 
complied with. 

Section 3. Said chapter two hundred and fifty-three is i9i5 (S) 253, 
hereby further amended by striking out section seven and ^ ^' '""^"«^«'^- 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 7. Except Exemptions. 
as herein otherwise provided, this act shall not apply to 
posts for the support of lamps exclusively, or to poles used 
exclusively for local distribution from underground wires, 
cables or conductors, or to street railway trolley, feeder, guard 
and span wires or to poles for the support of the same; nor 
shall it revoke or affect any rights already granted to any 
person, firm or corporation to place or maintain any conduits, 
pipes, wires, cables or conductors underground; but any 
such conduits, pipes, wires, cables or conductors, laid here- 
after in pursuance of any such grant, shall be laid subject 
to the provisions of this act so far as they are not incon- 
sistent with the terms of such grant. 

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

Approved March 8, 1929. 

An Act to establish harbor lines in the acushnet Q}iqj) §q 

RIVER and FAIRHAVEN AND NEW BEDFORD HARBORS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The harbor lines in the Acushnet river and ^"'^^cygj^^et" 
Fairhaven and New Bedford harbors are hereby changed riverand 
and established as follows: The location of each angle in N^ew Bedford'* 
the lines hereinafter described is fixed by a distance herein- g^Yabiisiaed 
after called longitude in feet, from a meridian passing ®* * 
through a point called "Mark 1" located by the United 
States Coast and Geodetic Survey and known as "New 
Bedford Fort" north latitude forty-one degrees, thirty-seven 
minutes, twenty-seven and sixty-six thousandths seconds, 
and west longitude seventy degrees, fifty-four minutes, ten 
and four hundred nine thousandths seconds, and by a dis- 
tance hereinafter called latitude, in feet, from a line at right 
angles to said meridian and passing through said point and 
the bearings refer to the true meridian passing through 
said point. 

Beginning at point A in latitude six hundred fifty-one 
and seventy-one one hundredths feet north and longitude 
eight hundred sixty and thirty-seven one hundredths feet 
west, said point A being north fifty-two degrees, fifty-one 
minutes, twenty-five seconds west, true bearing, one thou- 
sand seventy-nine and thirty-three one hundredths feet 
from above described Mark 1; thence north one degree, 
fifty minutes, seven seconds west, true bearing, one thou- 



78 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 80. 



Harbor lines in 
the Acushnet 
river and 
Fairhaven and 
New Bedford 
harbors, 
established. 



sand eight hundred twenty feet to point B in latitude, 
two thousand four hundred seventy and seventy-seven one 
hundredths feet north and longitude nine hundred eighteen 
and sixty-five one hundredths feet west, said point B be- 
ing located north twenty-two degrees, thirty-four minutes, 
thirty seconds west, true bearing, six hundred and fifty-one 
one hundredths feet from Mark 2 on the southwesterly cor- 
ner of Atlas Tack Company's wharf in Fairhaven; thence 
north forty-six degrees, ten minutes, forty-five seconds west, 
true bearing, one thousand one hundred seventy-two and 
sixty-seven one hundredths feet to point C in latitude 
three thousand two hundred eighty-two and seventy-three 
one hundredths feet north and longitude one thousand seven 
hundred sixty-four and seventy-four one hundredths feet 
west, said point C being located south sixty-eight degrees, 
fourteen minutes, fifty-six seconds west, true bearing, two 
hundred eighty-six and eighty-five one hundredths feet 
from Mark 3 on the northwesterly corner of Central wharf 
in Fairhaven; thence north three degrees, fifty-three sec- 
onds west, true bearing, nine hundred seventy-six and forty- 
five one hundredths feet to point D in latitude four thousand 
two hundred fifty-seven and eighty-three one hundredths 
feet north and longitude one thousand eight hundred six- 
teen and one tenth feet west, said point D being located 
north twenty degrees, fifteen minutes, ten seconds west, 
true bearing, one hundred fifty-one and thirteen one hun- 
dredths feet from Mark 4 on the southwesterly corner of 
Old South wharf in Fairhaven; thence north, thirty-six 
degrees, thirty minutes, thirty seconds east, true bearing, 
six hundred thirty-five and eight one hundredths feet to 
point E in latitude four thousand seven hundred sixty-eight 
and twenty-nine one hundredths feet north and longitude 
one thousand four hundred thirty-eight and twenty-six one 
hundredths feet west, said point E being located north 
seventy-five degrees, forty-one minutes, forty-six seconds 
west, true bearing, three hundred sixty-eight and sixty-one 
one hundredths feet from a stone monument at the south- 
east corner of Washington street and Water street in Fair- 
haven; thence north twelve degrees, ten minutes, fifty-seven 
seconds west, true bearing, one thousand seven hundred 
eighteen and nine tenths feet to point F in latitude six 
thousand four hundred forty-eight and forty-eight one hun- 
dredths feet north and longitude one thousand eight hun- 
dred one feet west, said point F being located north twenty- 
two degrees, six minutes, twenty-five seconds west, true 
bearing, thirty-three and fifty-four one hundredths feet 
from Mark 5 on the southerly side of the New Bedford and 
Fairhaven bridge near the Fairhaven end; thence north 
forty-six degrees, sixteen minutes, forty-one seconds west, 
true bearing, three thousand four hundred six and thirty- 
seven one hundredths feet to point G in latitude eight 
thousand eight hundred two and eighty-two one hundredths 
feet north and longitude four thousand two hundred sixty- 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 80. 79 

two and seventy-eight one hundredths feet west, said point Harbor lines in 
G being located south twelve degrees, twenty minutes, Hve^and""** 
fortj^-one seconds west, true bearing, one thousand and five Fairhaven and 
one hundredths feet from Mark 6 on Marsh island so-called h^rl^r!^^''"^ 
in Fairhaven; thence north, ten degrees, twenty-three established, 
minutes, fifty-three seconds west, true bearing, one thousand 
two hundred sixteen and ninety-two one hundredths feet 
to point H in latitude nine thousand nine hundred ninety- 
nine and seventy-six one hundredths feet north and longi- 
tude four thousand four hundred eighty-two and forty-two 
one hundredths feet west, said point H being located north 
sixty-three degrees, five minutes, sixteen seconds west, 
true bearing, four hundred eighty-six and eight one hun- 
dredths feet from Mark 6 on Marsh island in Fairhaven; 
thence north twenty-four degrees east, true bearing, eighteen 
hundred feet to point I in latitude eleven thousand six 
hundred forty-four and fourteen one hundredths feet north 
and longitude three thousand seven hundred fifty and 
twenty-nine one hundredths feet west, said point I being 
located south fourteen degrees, seven minutes, twenty-nine 
seconds west, true bearing, nine and ninety-eight one hun- 
dredths feet from Mark 7 on the southerly side of Coggeshall 
street bridge near the Fairhaven end; thence north two 
degrees, four minutes, thirty-nine seconds east, true bearing, 
two thousand seventy-seven and twenty-eight one hun- 
dredths feet to point J in latitude thirteen thousand seven 
hundred twenty and five one hundredths feet north and 
longitude three thousand six hundred seventy-four and 
ninety-nine one hundredths feet west, said point J being 
located north fifty-four degrees, thirty-nine minutes, seven- 
teen seconds west, true bearing, eight hundred sixty-four 
and twenty-eight one hundredths feet from Mark 8 near the 
westerly end of Veranda street in Fairhaven; thence north 
eleven degrees, thirty-two minutes, twenty seconds west, 
true bearing, two thousand eight hundred twenty-five and 
twenty-two one hundredths feet to point K in latitude 
sixteen thousand four hundred eighty-eight and seventeen 
one hundredths feet north and longitude four thousand two 
hundred forty and thirteen one hundredths feet west, said 
point K being located north seventy degrees, thirty-six 
minutes, twenty-two seconds west, true bearing, five hun- 
dred ninety-two and thirty-three one hundredths feet from 
Mark 9, the above described point K being the northerly 
end of the harbor line hereby established in the easterly side 
of Acushnet river. 

Beginning at point L in latitude sixteen thousand four 
hundred twenty-eight and sixteen one hundredths feet north 
and longitude four thousand five hundred thirty-four and 
seven one hundredths feet west, said point L being the most 
northerly point of the harbor line hereby established on the 
westerly side of Acushnet river, being located north four 
degrees, twenty-one minutes, fifty-five seconds east, true 
bearing, three hundred sixty-three and fifty-eight one hun- 



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Acts, 1929. — Chap. 80. 



river and 
Fairhaven and 
New Bedford 
harbors, 
established. 



the'Acus'hnet*" dredths feet from Mark 10 on the Manomet mill property; 
thence south five degrees, twenty minutes, thirty-three 
seconds east, true bearing, three thousand seven hundred 
fifteen and three tenths feet to point M in latitude twelve 
thousand seven hundred twenty-nine feet north and longi- 
tude four thousand one hundred eighty-eight and fourteen 
one hundredths feet west, said point M being located north 
seventy-six degrees, forty-two minutes, fifty-seven seconds 
east, true bearing, one thousand seven hundred thirteen and 
forty-seven one hundredths feet from a stone monument at 
the southeasterly corner of Belleville avenue and Sawyer 
street in New Bedford; thence south thirty-four minutes, 
two seconds west, true bearing, one thousand one hundred 
forty-four and eighty-eight one hundredths feet to point 
N in latitude eleven thousand five hundred eighty-four and 
seventeen one hundredths feet north and longitude four 
thousand one hundred ninety-nine and forty-eight one 
hundredths feet west, said point N being located south two 
degrees, thirty-two minutes, forty-nine seconds east, true 
bearing, fifty-nine and forty-eight one hundredths feet from 
Mark 11 on the Coggeshall street bridge near the New 
Bedford end; thence south twenty-seven degrees, thirteen 
minutes, eight seconds west, true bearing, one thousand 
one hundred two and seven one hundredths feet to point 
in latitude ten thousand six hundred four and fifteen one 
hundredths feet north and longitude four thousand seven 
hundred three and fifty-five one hundredths feet west, said 
point being located south twenty degrees, fifty-one minutes, 
sixteen seconds east, true bearing, two hundred eighty-five 
and seven one hundredths feet from Mark 12 at the easterly 
end of Washburn street in New Bedford; thence south 
twelve degrees, thirty-eight minutes, twenty seconds west, 
true bearing, one thousand five hundred fifty-four and 
ninety-seven one hundredths feet to point P in latitude nine 
thousand eighty-six and eighty-six one hundredths feet 
north and longitude five thousand forty-three and seventy- 
nine one hundredths feet west, said point P being located 
north eighty-two degrees, forty-one minutes, thirty seconds 
east, true bearing, three hundred thirteen and eight one 
hundredths feet from Mark 13 near the southeasterly corner 
of Wamsutta wharf in New Bedford; thence south three 
degrees, forty-six minutes, fifty seconds west, true bearing, 
three thousand ninety-nine and thirty-eight one hundredths 
feet to point Q in latitude five thousand nine hundred ninety- 
four and twenty-three one hundredths feet north and 
longitude five thousand two hundred forty-eight and fifteen 
one hundredths feet west, said point Q being located north 
seventy-five degrees, twenty minutes, thirty seconds east, 
true bearing, six hundred twenty-six and forty-six one hun- 
dredths feet from a stone monument, at the intersection of 
the southerly line of Hillman street, extended easterly, and 
the westerly line of North Water street extended northerly, 
in New Bedford ; thence south three degrees, fifteen minutes, 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 80. 81 

forty-four seconds east, true bearing, five hundred forty- Harbor lines in 
seven and seventy-three one hundredths feet to point R rhfefand'"^* 
in latitude five thousand four hundred forty-seven and Fairhaven a^d 
thirty-eight one hundredths feet north and longitude five haTbors, 
thousand two hundred sixteen and ninety-eight one hun- established. 
dredths feet west, said point R being located south eighty- 
one degrees, fifty-eight minutes, twenty seconds east, true 
bearing, six hundred two and thirteen one hundredths feet 
from a stone monument at the southwest corner of North 
street and North Water street in New Bedford; thence 
south fifteen degrees, twenty-one seconds east, true bear- 
ing, four hundred fifty feet to point S in latitude five thousand 
twelve and seventy-three one hundredths feet north and 
longitude five thousand one hundred and forty-seven one 
hundredths feet west, said point S being located north 
seventy-seven degrees, twenty-eight minutes, twenty-one 
seconds east, true bearing, fifteen and forty-four one hun- 
dredths feet from Mark 14 on the southerly side of the 
New Bedford and Fairhaven bridge near the New Bedford 
end; thence south, nine degrees, thirty-seven minutes, 
fifty-six seconds east, true bearing, four hundred eighty and 
fifty-seven one hundredths feet to point T in latitude four 
thousand five hundred thirty-eight and ninety-three one 
hundredths feet north and longitude five thousand twenty 
and six one hundredths feet west, said point T being located 
south nineteen degrees, fourteen minutes, fifty-three seconds 
east, true bearing, one hundred sixty-seven and eighty-two 
one hundredths feet from Mark 15 near the southeasterly 
corner of the Union street railway wharf in New Bedford; 
thence south fifty-six degrees, nineteen minutes, twenty-six 
seconds east, true bearing, eight hundred twenty-two and 
sixty-four one hundredths feet to point U in latitude four 
thousand eighty-two and seventy-eight one hundredths feet 
north and longitude four thousand three hundred thirty- 
five and forty-seven one hundredths feet west, said point U 
being located south sixty-nine degrees, forty-four minutes, 
twenty-four seconds east, true bearing, seventy-seven and 
seventy-two one hundredths feet from Mark 16 near the 
northwesterly corner of the state pier in New Bedford; 
thence south fourteen degrees, three minutes, ten seconds 
east, true bearing, six thousand five hundred ninety-three 
feet to point V in latitude two thousand three hundred 
twelve and ninety-one one hundredths feet south and longi- 
tude two thousand seven hundred thirty-four and fifty-nine 
one hundredths feet west, said point V being located north 
forty-two degrees, fourteen minutes, thirty-one seconds east, 
true bearing, two hundred fifty-one and sixty-one one hun- 
dredths feet from Mark 17 on the easterly end of the Cove 
street storm sewer, point V being the southerly end of the 
harbor line hereby established on the easterly side of New 
Bedford harbor. 

Beginning at point CA in latitude four thousand one hun- 
dred nine and forty-eight one hundredths feet north and 



82 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 80. 



the Acushnet 
river and 
Fairhaven and 
New Bedford 
harbors, 
estabhahed. 



the'^Acuslfnet'" loHgitude two thousand three hundred ninety-three and 
forty-one one hundredths feet west, said point CA being 
located south nineteen degrees, forty-eight minutes, thirty- 
three seconds west, true bearing, four hundred twenty-two 
and two tenths feet from Mark 18 on Crow island; thence 
north forty-five degrees, nine minutes, five seconds east, 
true bearing, five hundred four and seventeen one hun- 
dredths feet to point CB in latitude four thousand four 
hundred sixty-five and three one hundredths feet north and 
longitude two thousand thirty-five and ninety-seven one 
hundredths feet west; thence north five degrees, thirty-two 
minutes, twelve seconds east, true bearing, five hundred 
eight and seventy-nine one hundredths feet to point CC 
in latitude four thousand nine hundred seventy-one and 
forty-five one hundredths feet north and longitude one 
thousand nine hundred eighty-six and eighty-eight one 
hundredths feet west; thence north seventy-seven degrees, 
twenty minutes, forty-eight seconds west, true bearing, three 
hundred sixty and three tenths feet to point CD in latitude 
five thousand fifty and thirty-seven one hundredths feet 
north and longitude two thousand three hundred thirty- 
eight and forty-three one hundredths feet west, said point 
CD being located north nine degrees, twelve minutes, four- 
teen seconds west, true bearing, five hundred fifty and 
seventy-seven one hundredths feet from Mark 18 on Crow 
island; thence south nineteen degrees, forty-nine minutes, 
twelve seconds west, true bearing, one thousand forty feet 
to point CE in latitude four thousand seventy-one and 
ninety-eight one hundredths feet north and longitude two 
thousand six hundred ninety-one and six one hundredths 
feet west; thence north eightj^-two degrees, forty-nine 
minutes, twelve seconds east, true bearing, three hundred 
feet to point CA, the point of beginning. 

Beginning at point PA in latitude five thousand nine 
hundred sixty-three and three one hundredths feet north 
and longitude two thousand two hundred twelve and sixty- 
three one hundredths feet west, said point PA being located 
south forty-one degrees, five minutes, ten seconds east, 
true bearing, three hundred thirty-five and seventy-eight 
one hundredths feet from Mark 19 on the southerly side of 
the New Bedford and Fairhaven bridge near the east side of 
Popes island; thence north thirty-six degrees, thirty-six 
minutes, forty-one seconds west, true bearing, four hundred 
feet to point PB in latitude six thousand two hundred 
eighty-four and eleven one hundredths feet north and 
longitude two thousand four hundred fifty-one and eighteen 
one hundredths feet west, said point PB being located north 
fourteen degrees, forty-four minutes, three seconds west, 
true bearing, seventy and thirty-one one hundredths feet 
from aforesaid M 19; thence north forty-six degrees, six- 
teen minutes, forty-one seconds west, true bearing, one 
thousand four hundred thirty-four and sixty-six one hun- 
dredths feet to point PC in latitude seven thousand two 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 80. 83 

hundred seventy-five and sixty-nine one hundredths feet Harbor lines in 
north and longitude three thousand four hundred eighty-eight nVe^and^"*^*^ 
and one one hundredth feet west, said point PC being lo- Nmv Bedford*^ 
cated north forty degrees, twenty-five minutes, five seconds harbors, 
east, true bearing, nine hundred two and thirty-five one ^^^^bi'^^^ed. 
hundredths feet from Mark 20 near the northerly end of 
Popes island; thence south eighty-three degrees, forty-three 
minutes, nineteen seconds west, true bearing, five hundred 
ten and eighty-three one hundredths feet to point PD in 
latitude seven thousand two hundred nineteen and eighty- 
three one hundredths feet north and longitude three thou- 
sand nine hundred ninety-five and seventy-eight one hun- 
dredths feet west, said point PD being located north six 
degrees, fifty-eight minutes, fifty-two seconds east, true 
bearing, six hundred thirty-five and eighty-four one hun- 
dredths feet from aforesaid Mark 20; thence south fifteen 
degrees, thirty-four minutes, eight seconds west, true bear- 
ing, one thousand ninety-two and eighty-seven one hun- 
dredths feet to point PE in latitude, six thousand one hun- 
dred sixty-seven and six one hundredths feet north and 
longitude four thousand two hundred eighty-nine and one 
tenth feet west, said point PE being located south twenty- 
seven degrees, seven minutes, forty-seven seconds west, 
true bearing, four hundred seventy-three and seventy-six 
one hundredths feet from aforesaid Mark 20; thence south 
forty-one degrees, fifty-six minutes, forty-one seconds east, 
true bearing, one thousand thirty-seven and six tenths feet 
to point PF in latitude five thousand three hundred ninety- 
five and three tenths feet north and longitude three thousand 
five hundred ninety-five and fifty-five one hundredths feet 
west, said PF being located south forty-one degrees, ten 
minutes, forty-seven seconds east, true bearing, three Iiuut 
dred fifteen and two tenths feet from Mark 21 on the south- 
erly side of the New Bedford and Fairhaven bridge near the 
westerly side of Popes island; thence north sixty-seven 
degrees, forty minutes, fifty seconds east, true bearing, one 
thousand four hundred ninety-four and ninety-two one hun- 
dredths feet to point PA the point of beginning. 

Beginning at point FA in latitude four thousand seven 
hundred thirty-nine and three one hundredths feet north 
and longitude four thousand six hundred fifty and twenty- 
two one hundredths feet west, said point FA being located 
south sixteen degrees, thirty-seven minutes, twenty-three 
seconds east, true bearing, one hundred fourteen and two 
one hundredths feet from Mark 26 on the southeasterly 
corner of the Standard Oil Company wharf on Fish island; 
thence north twenty-eight degrees, fifty-five minutes, 
twenty-three seconds east, true bearing, five hundred 
seventy-three and thirty-four one hundredths feet to point 
FB in latitude five thousand two hundred forty and eighty- 
five one hundredths feet north and longitude four thousand 
three hundred seventy-two and ninety-four one hundredths 
feet west, said point FB being located south twenty-four 



84 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 80. 



Harbor lines in 
the Acushnet 
river and 
Fairhaven and 
New Bedford 
harbors, 
established. 



degrees, twelve minutes, forty-one seconds east, true bear- 
ing, one hundred four and sixty-one one hundredths feet 
from Mark 22 on the southerly side of New Bedford and 
Fairhaven bridge at the easterly side of Fish island; thence 
north twenty degrees, four minutes, thirty-seven seconds 
west, true bearing, six hundred forty-four and nineteen one 
hundredths feet to point FC in latitude five thousand eight 
hundred forty-five and eighty-nine one hundredths feet 
north and longitude four thousand five hundred ninety-four 
and eight one hundredths feet west, said point FC being 
located north twenty-two degrees, thirty-two minutes, 
forty-nine seconds east, true bearing, forty-six and forty-six 
one hundredths feet from Mark 23 near the northeasterly 
corner of John Duff's wharf on Fish island; thence south 
sixty-nine degrees, twenty-nine minutes, seventeen seconds 
west, true bearing, two hundred thirty-nine and one one 
hundredth feet to point FD in latitude five thousand seven 
hundred sixty-two and fourteen one hundredths feet north 
and longitude four thousand eight hundred seventeen and 
ninety-three one hundredths feet west, said point FD being 
located north eighty degrees, forty-seven minutes, ten 
seconds west, true bearing, seventy-three and twenty-three 
one hundredths feet from Mark 24 near the northwesterly 
corner of John Duff's wharf on Fish island; thence south 
eleven degrees, three minutes, forty-one seconds west, 
true bearing, seven hundred eighty-six and sixty-one one 
hundredths feet to point FE in latitude four thousand nine 
hundred ninety and fourteen one hundredths feet north and 
longitude four thousand nine hundred sixty-eight and eighty- 
five one hundredths feet west, said point FE being located 
south thirty-eight degrees, thirty minutes, thirty-six seconds 
west, true bearing, one hundred seventy-eight and fifty-two 
one hundredths fe(>t from Mark 25 on the southerly side of 
New Bedford and Fairhaven bridge near the westerly side 
of Fish island; thence south four degrees, twelve minutes, 
thirty-seven seconds east, true bearing, fifty-one and thirty- 
nine one hundredths feet to point FF in latitude four 
thousand nine hundred thirty-eight and eighty-nine one hun- 
dredths feet north and longitude four thousand nine hun- 
dred sixty-five and eight one hundredths feet west, said 
point FF being located south twenty-nine degrees, twenty- 
one minutes, nine seconds west, true bearing, two hundred 
nineteen and seven one hundredths feet from Mark 25 above 
described; thence south, twenty degrees, twenty minutes, 
four seconds east, true bearing, one hundred thirty-one and 
twenty-two one hundredths feet to point FG in latitude four 
thousand eight hundred fifteen and eighty-four one hun- 
dredths feet north and longitude four thousand nine hun- 
dred nineteen and forty-eight one hundredths feet west, 
said point FG being located south eleven degrees, seven 
minutes, fifty-four seconds west, true bearing, three hun- 
dred twenty and one one hundredth feet from Mark 25 
above described; thence south seventy-four degrees, four 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 81, 82. 85 

minutes, thirty-seven seconds east, true bearing, two hun- 
dred eighty feet to point FA, the point of beginning. 

Section 2. The harbor hues hereinbefore described are pian of harbor 
shown on a plan filed in the office of the department of 'Jt"^* ""^ '^'^• 
public works, entitled "Harbor Lines, Acushnet River, 
Fairhaven and New Bedford Harbors, in Acushnet, Fair- 
haven and New Bedford, Scale 1-4000. Jan. 1929. Francis 
L. Sellew, Dist. Waterways Engineer, Ace. 0879." 

Section 3. All harbor lines previously established in certain 
Acushnet river. New Bedford and Fairhaven harbors, are ^Xwisife'd 
hereby abolished. aboHshed"^^ 

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

Approved March 8, 1929. 

An Act to relieve certain municipal officers from (JJiQp^ g\ 

LIABILITY TO THEIR MUNICIPALITIES FOR THE LOSS OF 
PUBLIC MONEYS BY REASON OF THE LIQUIDATION OF 
CERTAIN DEPOSITORIES THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty-four of the General Laws is hereby amended Skkin IVtir 
by inserting after section fifty-five the following new sec- § 55. 
tion : — Section 65 A . A city or town officer receiving public Certain 
money and lawfully and in good faith and in the exercise of ™ffic"e'r8 Relieved 
due care depositing the same in a savings bank or trust ['„°"^gji?'''''*^^ 
company organized under the laws of the commonwealth municipalities 
or in a national bank doing business in the commonwealth p°ubilc*' moneys 
shall not be personally liable to the city or town for any ^^^''if ^°j°/ion 
loss of such mone}^ by reason of the closing up of such de- of certain 
pository for the liquidation of its affairs. twif""'' 

Approved March 8, 1929. 

An Act relative to the taking, possession or sale QJiap. 82 

OF GREAT NORTHERN PIKE OR MUSCALLONGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty of the General Laws is g. l. no new 
hereby amended by inserting after section sixty-two A, in- f62A"* 
serted by chapter two hundred and twelve of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three, the following new 
section: — Section 62B. No person shall take from the Taking, posses- 
waters of this commonwealth, or sell, offer for sale, or have gr°eat°nor'the°rn 
in possession a great northern pike or muscallonge so taken P'};sg°[|onge 
between February fifteenth and May thirtieth following, regulated. 
both dates inclusive, nor at any time take or have in pos- 
session a great northern pike or muscallonge less than twenty 
inches in length so taken unless taken by a person lawfully 
fishing and immediately returned alive to the water whence 
it was taken. Violation of any provision of this section Penalty, 
shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more 
than twenty-five dollars for each fish so taken, sold, offered 
for sale or had in possession. Approved March 8, 1929. 



86 



Acts, 1929. -- Chaps. 83, 84, 85. 



G. L. 131, § 58, 
etc., amended. 



ChaV. 83 ^^ ^*^'r PROVIDING for the protection OF CERTAIN ANIMALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section fifty-eight of chapter one hundred and thirty-one 
of the General Laws, as amended by section three of chapter 
ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, by chapter three hundred and thirty-four of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-five and by chapter two 
hundred and twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
■ twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by striking out, 
in the third hne, the word "quadruped" and inserting in 
place thereof the word: — animal, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 68. Whoever places poison in any form 
whatsoever for the purpose of killing any animal shall be 
punished by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more 
than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not less 
than three months nor more than one year, or both; pro- 
vided, that this section shall not prohibit any person from 
placing in his orchard or in or near his house, barn or other 
buildings poison for the purpose of destroying rats, wood- 
chucks or other pests of like nature, or from placing with 
like intent under the surface of his lands carbon disulphide 
in any of its forms or any other poison applied in a manner 
similar to that in which carbon disulphide is apphed. Pos- 
session of the raw fur of any quadruped killed by poison, 
except rats, woodchucks or other pests of like nature, shall 
be prima facie evidence that the person having such pos- 
session has violated this section. 

Approved March 8, 1929. 



Placing of 
poison for 
killing of 
animals 
prohibited. 

Proviso. 



Possession of 
raw fur of 
certain 
quadrupeds 
killed by 
poison to be 
prima facie 
evidence of 
violation. 



ChaV 84 ^^ ^^'^ AUTHORIZING THE UNITED BANCROFT HOTEL COM- 
PANY TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN A BUILDING UPON ITS 
PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF WORCESTER TO A HEIGHT OF 
ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIVE FEET ABOVE TPIE STREET 
GRADE. 



United Ban- 
croft Hotel 
Company 
may build and 
maintain a 
building upon 
its property 
in city of 
Worcester to a 
height of 155 
feet above 
street grade. 

Chap. 85 



G. L. 194, § 1, 
amended. 



Public 

administrators, 
appointment, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The United Bancroft Hotel Company may erect and/or 
alter a building upon its land situated on Franklin, Portland 
and Federal streets in the city of Worcester to a height of 
one hundred and fifty-five feet above street grade, subject 
otherwise to the building laws, rules and regulations ap- 
plicable in said city. Approved March 8, 1929. 

An Act providing for an additional public adminis- 
trator IN THE county OF SUFFOLK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter one hundred and ninety-four of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"Middlesex" in the second line the words: ^ — and in Suf- 
folk, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. There shall be 
in each county one or more public administrators, not ex- 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 86, 87. 87 

ceeding six in Middlesex and in Suffolk or five in any other 
county, appointed by the governor with the advice and 
consent of the council, who shall hold office for five years 
from the time of their appointment. 

Approved March 8, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the town of hopkinton to borrow (Jhnj) c« 

MONEY FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of enlarging and improving Town of 
its water supply, the town of Hopkinton may borrow, from ,n°^''borr°ow 
time to time within five years from the passage of this act, money for 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the ag- purpoles^^^ 
gregate, sixty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Hopkinton Water Loan, Act of 1929. Each authorized issue Hopkinton 
shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid ][^t^^n929' 
in not more than twenty years from their dates. Indebted- 
ness incurred hereunder shall be outside the statutory limit 
of indebtedness, but shall, except as herein provided, be 
subject to the provisions of chapter forty-four. General Laws. 

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

Approved March 9, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the city of chicopee to borrow (JJid'j) §7 
money for central heating plant, city hall and 

LIBRARY purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a central chko°^ 
heating plant and remodelling its city hall and public library may borrow 
buildings, the city of Chicopee may borrow, from time to Antral h'eating 
time within a period of five years from the passage of this {^!^^"and'^^ 
act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding in the library 
aggregate fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or p"''p°^^^- 
notes therefor which shall bear on their face the words, 
Chicopee Municipal Building Loan, Act of 1929. Each chicopee 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such Bi^"dTnT' 
loans shall be paid in not more than ten years from their ^"f"', ,9,9 
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 hereunder shall be within the statutory 
limit and shall, except as herein provided, be subject to 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the 
limitation contained in the first paragraph of section seven 
thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and twenty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved March 9, 1929. 



88 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 88, 89, 90. 



1924, 488, § 16, 
par. (8) 
amended. 



Building 
area pro- 
visions not 
applicable to 
certain lots 
under Boston 
zoning law. 



Chap. 88 An Act relative to the building area of certain lots 

UNDER the boston ZONING LAW, SO-CALLED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Paragraph (8) of section sixteen of chapter 
four hundred and eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-four is hereby amended by striking out, in 
the second and third Hnes of said paragraph, the words 
"may be increased thirty per cent" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — provisions herein shall not apply, — 
so as to read as follows: — (8) In a sixty-five foot or eighty 
foot district on a lot where no yard is required the building 
area provisions herein shall not apply. 

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

Approved March 9, 1929. 

Chap. 89 An Act authorizing la ligue' des patriotes to hold 

REAL ESTATE AND CONFIRMING TITLE TO ITS PRESENT 
HOLDINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The corporation known as La Ligue des 
Patriotes located in the city of Fall River and incorporated 
under general law, is hereby authorized to hold real estate 
in said city to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 
All of said property and the income derived therefrom shall 
be used for the purposes of said corporation as set forth in 
its charter or certificate of incorporation. 

Section 2. The title of said corporation to all real estate 
standing in its name on the effective date hereof, in so far 
as it is affected by lack of statutory authority for the in- 
vestment of funds of such corporations in real estate, is 
hereby confirmed. 

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

Approved March 9, 1929. 

Chap. 90 An Act authorizing an increase in the number of 

TRUSTEES of THE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN THE CITY OF 
WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The number of authorized trustees of The 
Memorial Hospital in the city of Worcester, incorporated 
under the name of Trustees of the Memorial Hospital by 
chapter eighty-seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
seventy-one and whose name was changed to its present one 
by chapter twelve of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
ninety-one, may be increased to such number, not exceeding 
twenty-one, as may be prescribed, from time to time, by the 
by-laws of the corporation. Any additional trustees pro- 
vided for by said by-laws shall be elected by vote of at least 
two thirds of the then existing trustees. 

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

Approved March 9, 1929. 



La Ligue des 
Patriotes may 
hold real 
estate to 
certain 
amount in 
citv of 
Fall River. 



Title to 
present 
holdings 
confirmed. 



The Memorial 
Hospital in 
city of 
Worcester, 
number of 
trustees in- 
creased, etc. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 91, 92. 89 



An Act relative to the powers of the division of (JJi^p^ gi 

PLANT pest control IN RESPECT TO WHITE PINE BLISTER 
RUST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twenty-eight of ^c^ameAded^' 
the General Laws, as amended in section twenty-two by ' 
section one of chapter fifty-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-five, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section twenty-two and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — Section 22. If the director, either per- Powers of 
sonally or through his assistants, finds ribes, that is, any piaJftTes"/ 
variety of currants or gooseberries, whether wild or culti- ""^^llf f^^° 
vated, or five leafed pines, which are either infected with blister rust. 
white pine blister rust, or so situated that in his opinion they 
are likely to become so infected, he or his assistants may 
destroy or cause to be destroyed such ribes or five leafed 
pines. In carrying out his duties under this section the 
director shall as far as practicable co-operate with the state 
forester, local tree wardens, moth superintendents, city 
foresters and forest wardens. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and twenty-eight, g. l. 128, § 25, 

, 1 • ,• , ,£• 1 .• J. {• -J etc., amended. 

as amended m section twenty-five by section two 01 said 
chapter fifty-eight, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section twenty-five and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 25. In case of objection to the Appeals to 
proposed action of the director or his assistants in executing ofTgricuiture 
any provision of sections sixteen to thirty-one, inclusive, an ^^p^^^jf^fP"^'''^ 
appeal in writing may be taken within ten days to the director, etc. 
commissioner, and the appeal shall operate as a stay of pro- 
ceedings until it has been heard and decided by the com- 
missioner, whose decision shall be final. 

Approved March 9, 1929. 



An Act to establish a two year term of office for the nh„^ no 

MAYOR OF the CITY OF HOLYOKE. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. At the municipal election to be held in the Two year term 
city of Holyoke in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- for°mayorof 
nine and in every odd-numbered year thereafter, there shall ^y^ °^^^ 
be elected a mayor who shall hold office for two years from established, 
the first Monday of January next following his election and 
until his successor is elected and qualified. 

Section 2. So much of chapter four hundred and i^go*n^"atent 
thirty-eight of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-six, provisions of 
and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, as ''''* repealed, 
is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted for acceptance submission to 
to the registered voters of the city of Holyoke at the annual ^° ''"' ^ '^' 
city election to be held in said city in the current year, in 
the form of the following question which shall be placed 



90 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 93. 



upon the official ballot to be used at said election: "Shall 
an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen 
hundred and twenty-nine, entitled 'An Act to establish a 
two year term of office for the mayor of the city of Holyoke ', 
be accepted?" If a majority of the votes cast on said ques- 
tion are in the affirmative, this act shall thereupon take full 
effect, otherwise it shall be of no effect and the person 
elected mayor of said city at said election shall hold office 
for one year only from the first Monday of January follow- 
ing his election and until his successor is elected and qualified. 

Approved March 9, 1929. 



Chap. 93 An Act relative to the form of application for bal- 
lots BY ABSENT VOTERS. 



G. L. 54, § 87, 
etc., amended. 



Form of 
application 
for ballots 
by absent 
voters. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eighty-seven of chapter fifty-four of the General 
Laws, as amended by chapter thirty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended 
by striking out paragraph (b) and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — (6) Blank forms of application for such 
ballots, worded as follows: 

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) 



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

at precinct ,ward , 

in the city or town of 

(Signature) (Date) 

Mail official absent voting ballot to 



(Street and Number) 



(City or Town) 



(State) 



(If in the service of the United States, the apphcant 
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 March 9, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 94, 95. 91 



An Act relative to the amount of income legally (JJidf)^ 94 

RECEIVABLE BY CERTAIN CHURCHES FROM CERTAIN GIFTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section nine of chapter sixty-eight of the General Laws is g. l 68. § 9, 
hereby amended by striking out, in the second Hne, the word ^""^^ 
"two" and inserting in place thereof the word: — ten, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 9. The income of the gifts, income of 
grants, bequests and devises made to or for the use of any ti^church'ea 
one church shall not exceed ten thousand dollars a year, limited. 
exclusive of the income of any parsonage land granted to or 
for the use of the ministry. Approved March 9, 1929. 

An Act establishing the office of assistant clerk for njiQ'r) 95 

THE municipal COURT OF THE BRIGHTON DISTRICT OF THE ^' 

CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section ten of chapter two hundred and ^g^^mended'' 
eighteen of the General Laws, as most recently amended by 
chapter one hundred and sixty-two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "district" the first time it occurs in 
the tenth line the words: — , the municipal court of the 
Brighton district, — so as to read as follows: — Section 10. ^'^J[^*'* 
The clerk of a district court may, subject to the approval assistant 
of the justice, appoint one or more assistant clerks, who shall appointment. 
be removable at his pleasure or at the pleasure of the court, etc. 
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. Assistant 
clerks with salaries payable by the county may be appointed 
in the central district court of northern Essex, the municipal 
court of the Charlestown district, the municipal court of the Municipal 
Brighton district, the district court of western Hampden, the BHght°on 
district court of Newton, the district court of northern Nor- district. 
folk and in courts the judicial districts of which have, accord- 
ing to the national or state census last preceding, a popula- 
tion of sixty thousand or more. Second assistant clerks with Second 
salaries payable by the county may be appointed in the cflrkJ!"* 
municipal court of the Roxbury district, the East Boston appointment. 
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 district 
court of eastern Middlesex, the district court of southern 
Essex and the third district court of Bristol. Third assistant Third assistant 
clerks with salaries payable by the county may be appointed appomtment. 
in the municipal court of the Roxbury district and, subject etc. 
to the approval of the county commissioners, in the first dis- 
trict court of eastern Middlesex and the third district court 
of eastern Middlesex. 



92 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 96, 97, 98, 99. 



tocHy^^'"" Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 

council of during the current year by vote of the city council of the 

oston, etc. ^-^^ ^£ Bostou, subjcct to the provisions of its charter, but 
not otherwise. Approved March 9, 1929. 

Chap. 96 An Act relative to the united Presbyterian church in 

FALL river. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The United Presbyterian Church in Fall River is hereby 
authorized to receive and enjoy the income of any gifts, 
grants, bequests or devises made to it or for its use to a total 
amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars a year. 

Approved March 9, 1929. 



The United 
Presbyterian 
Church in 
Fall River 
may receive 
income of 
gifts, etc., to 
certain amount. 



Chap. 97 An Act relative to the filing of certificates of in- 
crease OF CAPITAL STOCK OF CERTAIN MISCELLANEOUS 

corporations. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-nine of chapter one hundred and fifty-eight 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following new sentence: — If such a certificate is 
not filed as aforesaid within said period of thirty days, it 
may thereafter be received by the commissioner for examina- 
tion in accordance with section forty-one upon payment to 
him of such sum, not exceeding twenty-five dollars, as he may 
determine, and be filed as hereinbefore provided, subject to 
the provisions of sections forty-one and forty-three to the 
same extent as if such certificate had been filed as aforesaid 
within said period. Approved March 9, 1929. 

Chap. 98 An Act relative to the property-holding powers of 

THE trustees OF PHILLIPS ACADEMY. 



G. L. 158, § 39, 
amended. 

Filing of 
certificates 
of increase of 
capital stock 
of certain 
miscellaneous 
corporations. 



Trustees of 

Phillips 

Academy, 

Eroperty- 
olding 
powers. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Trustees of Phillips Academy shall be capable of 
taking and holding in fee simple or any less estate by gift, 
grant, bequest, devise or otherwise any lands, tenements 
or other estate, real or personal, without limitation as to 
amount. Approved March 9, 1929. 



Chap. 99 An Act authorizing the cities of everett and malden 
TO contract with each other relative to the con- 
struction OF certain sidewalks, edgestones and 
streets. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The cities of Everett and Maiden may con- 
tract with each other, upon such terms as may be mutually 
agreed upon, for the construction and building of streets 
now forming the boundary fines between said cities, and the 
sidewalks and edgestones of such streets. 



Cities of 
Everett and 
Maiden may 
contract with 
each other for 
the con- 
struction of 
certain 
sidewalks, etc. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 100, 101. 93 

Section 2. Any estate in either of Said cities which re- Betterment 
ceives benefit by reason of sidewalks, edgestones or streets etc!^^ 
constructed under a contract or contracts made under au- 
thority of this act, shall be subject to assessments therefor, 
such assessments to be levied and collected by the city in 
which the estate is situated in the manner and to the extent 
now provided by law for the levy and collection of sidewalk, 
edgestone and betterment assessments in that city. 

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

Approved March 11, 1929. 

An Act authorizing thomas j. wood of the town of Chap. 100 

ATHOL TO FILE A PETITION FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF DAM- 
AGES SUSTAINED BY REASON OF A CERTAIN LAND TAKING 
BY SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Thomas J. Wood of Athol may, within six Thomas j. 
months from the effective date of this act, file a petition At°hoimay 
under section fourteen of chapter seventy-nine of the General f^'^ asfe'ssment 
Laws for the assessment of damages sustained by him by of damages 
reason of the taking by the town of Athol of land owned by r^*son"of a*'^ 
him for street widening purposes, notwithstanding any t^k\n'"b''"M,id 
limitations prescribed by law as to the time for filing such a town. 
petition. 

Section 2. This act shalUtake effect upon its passage. 

A pproved March 11,1 929. 

An Act providing that written demands of the regis- PJku) 101 
trar of motor vehicles for the return of cer- 
tificates of registration and licenses to operate 
may be used temporarily in lieu thereof. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eleven of chapter ninety of the General Laws is o. l. 9o, § ii. 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following: a'"e°'ie<i- 
— If, in comphance with a written demand of the registrar 
or any of his authorized agents, a certificate of registration 
or hcense to operate is returned for inspection or for any 
other purpose, except for suspension or revocation, such 
written demand shall be carried in lieu of the certificate or 
license, as the case may be, and for the period of thirty 
days from its date said demand shall have the same force 
and effect given to the certificate or license by this chap- 
ter, — so as to read as follows: — Section 11. Every person certificate of 
operating a motor vehicle shall have the certificate of regis- ifclnsrtoTe''"^ 
tration for the vehicle and of the trailers, if any, and his carried by 

, • . , 1 • • i 1 1 • 1 • operator of 

license to operate, upon his person or m the vehicle in some motor vehicle, 
easily accessible place, except that the certificates of regis- 
tration of dealers need not so be carried. If for any reason Temporary 
the registrar or his agents are unable to issue promptly to "or^fei^^fd'i'n 
an applicant the certificate of registration or the license ap- lieu of certifi- 



94 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 102. 



Temporary 
use of written 
demands of 
registrar for 
return of 
certificates of 
registration or 
license in lieu 
of certificate, 
etc. 



plied for, they may issue a receipt for the fee paid, and 
said receipt shall be carried in heu of the certificate or license 
as the case may be, and for the period of thirty days from 
the date of its issue said receipt shall have the same force 
and effect given to the certificate or license by this chapter. 
If, in comphance with a written demand of the registrar or 
any of his authorized agents, a certificate of registration or 
license to operate is returned for inspection or for any other 
purpose, except for suspension or revocation, such written 
demand shall be carried in lieu of the certificate or license, 
as the case may be, and for the period of thirty days from 
its date said demand shall have the same force and effect 
given to the certificate or license by this chapter. 

Approved March 11, 1929. 



Chap. 102 An Act relative to the signing and sealing of stock 

CERTIFICATES OF BUSINESS CORPORATIONS. 



G. L. 156, § 33, 
etc., amended. 



Certificates of 
stocli of 
business 
corporations, 
signing, 
sealing, etc. 



To contain 
statement of 
certain 
limitations 
and preferences 
or a notification 
as to record 
of same. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and fifty-six of the General Laws, 
as amended in section thirty-three by chapter one hundred 
and twenty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
six, is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section S3. 
Each stockholder shall be entitled to a certificate, in form 
conformable 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; but when any 
such certificate is signed by a transfer agent or transfer clerk 
and by a registrar and the registrar is not the same person, 
partnership, association, trust or corporation as the transfer 
agent or transfer clerk, the signature of the president or a 
vice president or of the treasurer or an assistant treasurer 
or the seal of the corporation upon such certificate may be 
a facsimile thereof, engraved or printed, and such certificate 
shall be as valid and effectual for all purposes as if signed 
by such officer, or sealed with its corporate seal, as the case 
may be. 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 pref- 
erences, voting powers, restrictions and quahfications are 
fixed in the agreement of association or articles of organ- 
ization or amendments recorded in the office of the state 
secretary. Approved March 11, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 103. 95 



An Act relative to the sale of kosher food. Chav 103 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is hereby amended ^jj^^^dg^j^ ^^^• 
by striking out section one hundred and fifty-six and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 156. Who- Penalty for 
ever falsely stamps or labels any can, jar or other package ing%tc^!^'i;Tns, 
containing fruit or food of any kind, or permits such stamp- «t.c. 
ing or labelling or violates either of the two preceding sec- 
tions, or whoever sells or exposes for sale any meat or meat 
product or any food containing meat ingredients or pre- 
pared with meat substance or meat fat and falsely represents 
the same to be kosher or as having been prepared in accord- 
ance with the orthodox Hebrew religious requirements 
either by direct statements, orally or in writing, or by the 
display of the word "kosher" in any language or by the 
display of any sign or mark in simulation of such word, or 
by the display of any insignia, six-pointed star or any mark 
which might reasonably be calculated to deceive or lead a 
reasonable person to believe that a representation is being 
made that the food sold is kosher or prepared in accord- 
ance with the orthodox Hebrew religious requirements, or 
whoever sells or exposes for sale both kosher and non-kosher 
meat or meat products or food containing meat ingredients 
or prepared with meat substance or meat fat, and at the 
same time displays a sign on his door or window or any- 
where in front of his place of business where such food 
products are sold bearing the word "kosher" in any language 
or any sign or mark in simulation of such word or of any 
insignia, six-pointed star or any mark which might reason- 
ably be calculated to lead a reasonable person to believe 
that the food sold in such place is kosher or prepared in 
accordance with the orthodox Hebrew religious require- 
ments, and who fails to display on his window-signs and all 
display advertising in block letters at least four inches in 
height "non-kosher food also sold here", shall be punished 
by a fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than five 
hundred dollars; and whoever knowingly sells such goods 
so falsely stamped or labelled shall be punished by a fine of 
not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars. 

This section shall be enforced by the local board of health, Enforcement. 
and for such purpose any person designated by it shall have 
the right to enter at any reasonable time during business 
hours upon premises where food represented to be kosher is 
sold or exposed for sale and inspect such food. 

Approved March 11, 1929. 



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Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 104, 105. 



Chap. 104 An Act relative to the erection and maintenance of 

A HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUILDING WITHIN THE LIMITS OF 
THE BACK BAY FENS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston, acting through its 
health department, may erect and maintain a health de- 
partment building within the limits of the Back Bay Fens, 
if the mayor and city council of said city so determine. The 
location of said building shall be subject to the approval of 
the park department of said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance, during the current year, by vote of the city council of 
said city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not 
otherwise. Ay-proved March 11, 1929. 



City of Boston 
may erect a 
health 
department 
building 
within limits 
of Back Bay 
Fens, etc. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 



G. L. 123, 

§ lOOA, 

etc., amended. 



Chap. 105 An Act making accessible to probation officers certain 

reports relative to THE MENTAL CONDITION OF CERTAIN 
PERSONS HELD FOR TRIAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred A of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
three of the General Laws, as inserted by chapter four 
hundred and fifteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, and as amended by chapter three hundred and 
thirty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
by chapter one hundred and sixty-nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-five and by section one of chapter fifty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "court" 
in the twenty-third line the words : — , the probation officer 
thereof, — so as to read as follows: — Section 100 A. When- 
ever a person is indicted by a grand jury for a capital offense 
or whenever a person, who is known to have been indicted 
for any other offense more than once or to have been pre- 
viously convicted of a felony, is indicted by a grand jury or 
bound over for trial in the superior court, the clerk of the 
court in which the indictment is returned, or the clerk of the 
district court or the trial justice, as the case may be, shall 
give notice to the department of mental diseases, and the 
department shall cause such person to be examined with a 
view to determine his mental condition and the existence of 
any mental disease or defect which would affect his criminal 
responsibility. Whenever the probation officer of such court 
has in his possession or whenever the inquiry which he is 
required to make by section eighty-five of chapter two hun- 
dred and seventy-six discloses facts which if known to the 
clerk would require notice as aforesaid, such probation 
officer shall forthwith communicate the same to the clerk 
who shall thereupon give such notice unless already given. 
The department shall file a report of its investigation with 
the clerk of the court in which the trial is to be held, and the 



Investigation 
by department 
of mental 
diseases of 
mental 
condition of 
certain persons 
held for trial. 



Probation 
officer to give 
certain facts 
to clerk, etc. 



Filing of report 
with clerk of 
court, etc. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 106, 107. 97 

report shall be accessible to the court, the probation officer 
thereof, the district attorney and to the attorney for the 
accused. In the event of failure by the clerk of a district Failure of 
court or the trial justice to give notice to the department as department, 
aforesaid, the same shall be given by the clerk of the superior ^^''■ 
court after entry of the case in said court. Upon giving the Certification of 
notice required by this section the clerk of a court or the trial 
justice shall so certify on the papers. The physician making Fees, etc., of 
such examination shall, upon certification by the department, n|?ikTng^° 
receive the ,same fees and traveling expenses as provided in examination. 
section seventy-three for the examination of persons com- 
mitted to institutions and such fees and expenses shall be 
paid in the same manner as provided in section seventy-four 
for the payment of commitment expenses. Any clerk of court Penalty for 
or trial justice who wilfully neglects to perform any duty by^c!erk°of "'^ 
imposed upon him by this section shall be punished by a fine <'°"''*' ^*°- 
of not more than fifty dollars. Approved March 11, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the department of public health (JJidj) \QQ 
TO make regulations for the inspection, handling, 

STORAGE, sale AND EXCHANGE OF GAME, POULTRY AND 
CERTAIN OTHER MEAT INTENDED FOR FOOD PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is hereby g. l. 94, new 
amended by inserting after section one hundred and forty- section after 
seven the following new section: — Section 147 A. The Department 
department of public health may make regulations for the ?^Ph^'^^ 
inspection of game, poultry, and other meat except that of inake reguia- 
cattle, sheep or swine, intended for sale or exchange for use iJTspMtfon^'etc., 
as food, and as to the conditions under which such game, of game, etc. 
poultry and other meat may be handled, stored, sold or 
exchanged. Whoever violates any provision of such a regu- Penalty for 
lation shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty ^'oi^tion. 
dollars. Approved March 11, 1929. 

An Act relative to seals of certain voluntary associa- QJiap, 107 

TIONS AND TRUSTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Clause twenty-ninth of section seven of chap- g. l. 4, § 7. 
ter four of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting ^tath, ^^^^^^' 
after the word "corporation" in the second line of said clause amended, 
the words : — , or of an association or trust as defined in 
section one of chapter one hundred and eighty-two or of the 
trustee or trustees of such an association or trust, — so as 
to read as follows: — Twenty-ninth, If the seal of a court. Meaning of^ 
public office, public officer or corporation, or of an association i^^con'strulng 
or trust as defined in section one of chapter one hundred and statutes. 
eighty-two or of the trustee or trustees of such an association 
or trust, is required by law to be affixed to a paper, the word 
"seal" shall mean either an impression of the official seal 



98 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 10§. 



G. L. 182, § 6. 
etc., amended. 



Voluntary 
associations 
and trusts, 
use of seals, 
etc. 



upon the paper or an impression on a wafer or wax affixed 
thereto. 

Section 2. Section six of chapter one hundred and 
eighty-two of the General Laws, as amended by section five 
of chapter two hundred and ninety of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by add- 
ing at the end thereof the following new paragraph : — 

An association or trust may have a seal, which it may alter 
at pleasure, and which may be used by the trustee or trustees 
of such association or trust as his or their seal. An impres- 
sion of a seal purporting to be the seal of such an association 
or trust shall be sufficient for all purposes without the use of 
a wafer or wax. Approved March 11, 1929. 



Chap 



.108 An Act relative to the participation of local camps 

OF THE sons of UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR IN 
THE MUNICIPAL OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY AND 
OTHER PATRIOTIC HOLIDAYS. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G.L. 40, § 5, 
el. (12), etc., 
amended. 



Cities and 
towns may ap- 
propriate 
money for 
decoration of 
soldiers' graves 
and for ob- 
servance of 
Memorial Day 
and other 

gatriotio 
olidays, etc. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in 
part defeat its purpose, 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 five of chapter forty of the General Laws, as 
amended in clause (12) by section six of chapter four hun- 
dred and eighty-six 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 chapter sixteen of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, by chapter nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight and by chapter nine of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said clause (12) and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — (12) For erecting headstones 
or other monuments at the graves of persons who served in 
the war of the revolution, the war of eighteen hundred and 
twelve, the Seminole war, the Mexican war or the war of 
the rebellion or who served in the military or naval service 
of the United States in the Spanish American war or in the 
World war; for acquiring land by purchase or by eminent 
domain under chapter seventy-nine, purchasing, erecting, 
equipping or dedicating buildings, or constructing or dedi- 
cating other suitable memorials, for the purpose of properly 
commemorating the services and sacrifices of persons who 
served as aforesaid; for the decoration of the graves, monu- 
ments or other memorials of soldiers, sailors and marines 
who served in the army, navy or marine corps of the United 
States in time of war or insurrection and the proper observ- 
ance of Memorial Day and other patriotic holidays under 
the auspices of the local posts of the Grand Army of the 
Republic, United Spanish War Veterans, The American 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 109, 110. 99 

Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United 
States and under the auspices of the Kearsarge Association 
of Naval Veterans, Inc. and of local garrisons of the Army 
and Navy Union of the United States of America and of 
local chapters of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of 
the American Revolution and of a local camp of the Sons of 
Union Veterans of the Civil War in the case of a town in 
which there is no post of the Grand Army of the Republic; 
or for keeping in repair graves, monuments or other me- 
morials erected to the memory of such persons or of its fire- 
men who died from injuries received in the performance of 
their duties in the fire service or for decorating the graves of 
such firemen or for other memorial observances in their 
honor. Money appropriated in honor of such firemen 
may be paid over to, and expended for such purposes by, 
any veteran firemen's association or similar organization. 

Approved March 11, 1929. 

An Act providing a penalty for trespass on boats, fhny ino 

WHARVES or piers. ^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and twenty of chapter two hundred G- ^'l^l' * ^^°' 
and sixty-six of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word "buildings" in the second line the 
word: — , boats, — and by inserting after the word "land" 
in the same line the words : — , wharf or pier, — so as to 
read as follows : — >Secf?o?i 120. Whoever, without right, Penalty for 
enters or remains in or upon the dwelling house, buildings, bufidtngs*,'* 
boats or improved or enclosed land, wharf or pier of another, ''roygd Vj.™' 
after having been forbidden so to do by the person who has enclosed land, 
the lawful control of said premises, either directly or by piersretc?*^ 
notice posted thereon, shall be punished by a fine of not 
more than twenty dollars. A person who is found com- 
mitting such trespass may be arrested by a sheriff, deputy 
sheriff, constable, watchman or police officer and kept in 
custody in a convenient place, not more than twenty-four 
hours, Sunday excepted, until a complaint can be made 
against him for the offence, and he be taken upon a war- 
rant issued upon such complaint. 

Approved March 11, 1929. 



C/iap. 110 



An Act including claims for materials employed 
among those which are required to be secured by 
contractors and sub-contractors in connection 
with the construction or repair of public works 

FOR A county, city OR TOWN, AND REGULATING THE 
APPLICATION OF SUCH SECURITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-nine of chapter one hundred and forty- g. l. 149, § 29, 
nine of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting ^n^ended. 
after the word "used" in the fifth line the words: — or 



100 Acts, 1929. — Chap. 111. 

employed, — and by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing: — , and shall, within one year after the filing of such 
claim, file a petition in the superior court for the proper 
county to enforce his claim or intervene in a petition already 
Security for gjg(j — gQ ^s to read as follows: — Section 29. Officers or 

payment oi ' • i i i c r 

labor per- agents who coutract m behalf of any county, city or town 

materia'i^used for the coustruction or repair of public buildings or other 

consTructTon'of" P^iblic works shall obtain sufficient security, by bond or 

public works othcrwisc, for payment by the contractor and sub-contrac- 

c?tyVrTown! tors for labor performed or furnished and materials used or 

Filing of employed in such construction or repair; but to obtain the 

claim, etc. benefit of such security the claimant shall file in the office 

of the county treasurer or of the city or town clerk a sworn 

statement of his claim within sixty days after the claimant 

ceases to perform labor or furnish labor or materials, and 

shall, within one year after the filing of such claim, file a 

petition in the superior court for the proper county to enforce 

his claim or intervene in a petition already filed. 

Approved March 11, 1929. 

Chap. IW An Act regulating the application op security re- 
quired OF contractors and sub-contractors in con- 
nection with the construction or repair of public 
works for the commonwealth. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^tc ^amended Scctiou thirty-ninc of chapter thirty of the General Laws, 
as amended by chapter four hundred and sixteen of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further 
amended by striking out all after the word "the" the first 
time it occurs in the ninth line and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — claimant ceases to perform labor or furnish 
labor or materials, and shall, within one year after the 
fifing of such claim, file a petition in the superior court for 
the proper county to enforce his claim or intervene in a 
petition already filed; and the provisions of chapter two 
hundred and fifty-eight shall apply to such petitions, — so 
Security against as to read as f ollows : — Section 39. Officers or agents con- 
iTens on public tractiug in behalf of the commonwealth for the construction 
buildings, etc. qj. repair of pubfic buildings or other pubHc works shall 
obtain sufficient security, by bond or otherwise, for pay- 
ment by the contractor and sub-contractors for labor per- 
formed or furnished and for materials used or employed 
Filing of in such coustruction or repair; but in order to obtain the 

claim, etc. benefit of such security, the claimant shall file with such 
officers or agents a sworn statement of his claim, within sixty 
days after the claimant ceases to perform labor or furnish 
labor or materials, and shall, within one year after the fifing 
of such claim, file a petition in the superior court for the 
proper county to enforce his claim or intervene in a petition 
already filed; and the provisions of chapter two hundred 
and fifty-eight shall apply to such petitions. 

Approved March 11, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 112, 113. 101 



An Act providing for a sitting of the Middlesex county Chav. 112 

PROBATE COURT IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty-two of chapter two hundred and fifteen of ^c.!^amfnded.' 
the General Laws, as amended by chapters forty-one and 
two hundred and fifty-seven, both of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two, and by section one of chapter 
three hundred and twenty-five and by chapter four hundred 
and eighty-three, both of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking out 
the paragraph contained in lines forty-three to forty-seven, 
inclusive, as printed in the General Laws, and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Middlesex, at Cambridge, when and 
every Monday, every Tuesday except the third Tuesday of TreTieid!"'^ ^ 
each month, and every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, co'unty^^'' 
between the second Monday of September and the fourth 
Tuesday of July, both dates inclusive, and the third Thurs- 
day of August; at Lowell, the third Tuesday of each month 
except August. Approved March 11, 1929. 



C/iap. 113 



An Act establishing a soldiers' memorial commis- 
sion IN THE CITY OF HOLYOKE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of establishing and main- soldiers' Me- 
taining a memorial or memorials in the city of Holyoke to mf/sion^in"*" 
the men and women who served with the armed forces of city of Hoiyoke, 
the United States or of any nation allied or associated ^^ ^ '^ ""''" ' 
with the United States in any war, there is hereby estab- 
lished in said city an unpaid commission to be known as 
the Soldiers' Memorial Commission of the city of Holyoke, 
hereinafter called the commission, to consist of the mayor 
and city treasurer, ex officiis, and five other members, four 
of whom, as long as available, shall be men resident in said 
city who were honorably discharged or released from active 
world war service in the United States army, navy or marine 
corps, or from service in the armed forces of any nation allied 
or associated with the United States in the world war, who 
shall be appointed in the manner and for the terms herein- 
after provided. For the said purpose, the commission May receive 
shall have power and authority to receive and hold gifts of gifts of rea' and 

^ •' 1 ,, * , personal prop- 

property, real and personal, from any and all sources, to erty, etc. 

purchase real estate in said city and to contract for the 

erection, care, maintenance and supervision of any building, 

buildings, monument or monuments to be used as such a 

memorial or memorials. Upon the organization of the city treasurer 

commission and the furnishing of the bond required of the certain^money 

city treasurer under section three, the said treasurer shall tocommis- 

transfer to the account of the commission all moneys re- ^'°°'®°' 

ceived by said city from the commonwealth under the pro- 



102 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 114. 



Appointment 
of members, 
terms, etc. 



Vacancies. 



City treasurer 
to be custodian 
of funds, etc. 



Bond. 



Annual re- 
port, etc. 



Submission 
to board of 
aldermen. 



visions of chapter four hundred and eighty of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four, and said moneys shall 
thereupon be available for the purposes of this act. 

Section 2. The mayor of said city shall appoint, not 
later than September first in the current year, two members 
of said commission to serve until the expiration of one year, 
two members to serve until the expiration of two years, and 
one member to serve until the expiration of three years, 
from the first Monday in September in the current year, 
and thereafter as the terms of members expire, successors 
shall be appointed for terms of three years each. Vacancies 
shall be filled in like manner for unexpired terms. The 
members shall in all cases hold office until their successors 
are qualified. The members of the commission as first 
constituted shall meet and organize within thirty days after 
all its members have been duly qualified. 

Section 3. The city treasurer shall be the custodian of 
all funds and securities received by the commission and 
shall, as directed by the commission, invest and reinvest 
said funds and the proceeds of said securities. He shall 
furnish a bond satisfactory to the commission for the faith- 
ful performance of his duties. The commission shall keep 
a record of its doings, and shall annually make a report to 
the city showing the total amount of its assets and their 
investment and its receipts and disbursements during the 
year preceding, setting forth in detail the sources of said 
receipts and the purposes of the expenditures. Said report 
shall be incorporated in the printed annual report of said 
city. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, 
prior to August first in the current year, by the board of 
aldermen of said city, subject to the provisions of its charter, 
but not otherwise. Approved March 11, 1929. 



Chap. 114: An Act relative to the salaries of the mayor and 

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF 
LAWRENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Part II of chapter six hundred and twenty- 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven is hereby 
amended by striking out section fifty-two and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 52. The salary of 
the mayor shall be five thousand dollars per annum, and 
the salary of each of the remaining four members of the 
city council shall be four thousand dollars per annum. 
These salaries shall be payable in equal monthly instalments. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the registered voters of the city of Lawrence at its annual 
city 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 



1911, 621, Part 
II, § 52, 
amended. 



Salaries of 
mayor and 
other members 
of city council 
of city of 
Lawrence. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



fraternal benefit 
society, etc. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 115, 116. 103 

court in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, en- 
titled 'An Act relative to the salaries of the mayor and 
other members of the city council of the city of Lawrence', 
be accepted?" 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 March 13, 1929. 

An Act relative to the Massachusetts blind men's Chap.Wb 

BENEFIT ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Massachusetts Bhnd Men's Benefit Association, a Massachusetts 
voluntary fraternal benefit association, as now or hereafter Bene'fitAsso- 
constituted, is hereby authorized to transact business as a elation may 

,..,,(., ^ ^ n , • i ^ ii •• c transact busi- 

limited fraternal benefit society under the provisions oi ness as a limited 
section forty-six of chapter one hundred and seventy-six of 
the General Laws, and any amendments thereof, without 
limiting its membership as provided in said section forty- 
six and in section four of said chapter; but said association, 
as now or hereafter constituted, and its officers and mem- 
bers shall otherwise be subject to all of the provisions of 
said section forty-six. Approved March 13, 1929. 

An Act regulating the holding of real estate for QhaV-^-^^ 

BANKING PURPOSES BY TRUST COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the General ^c^amenJedV 
Laws, as amended in section forty-one by chapter three 
hundred and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 41- Such corporation may hold real estate suitable Trust com- 
for the transaction of its business, provided that if the hoki'^rearestate 
aggregate amount invested and proposed to be invested for banking 
therein, including the cost of alterations and additions in p"''p°^''^- 
the nature of permanent fixtures, exceeds, directly or indi- ^''°^''^°- 
rectly, twenty-five per cent of its capital actually paid in 
and its surplus account, any such excess investment shall 
be made only with the approval of the commissioner. The 
amount of any mortgage on real estate owned by a trust 
company directly or indirectly and in whole or in part used 
by it for the transaction of its business, and the amount of 
money invested by a trust company in the securities of any 
corporation, trust or other organization which holds real 
estate in whole or in part used for the transaction of the 
business of such trust company or intended for such use, 
shall be included in determining the amount of real estate 
that may be held by such trust company under this section. 

Approved March 13, 1929. 



104 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 117, 118. 



Chap. 117 An Act relative to the penalty for violation of the 

LAWS relating TO THE WEEKLY PAYMENT OF WAGES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and forty-eight of chapter one hun- 
dred and forty-nine of the General Laws, as most recently 
amended by chapter one hundred and sixty-five of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Whoever violates this section 
shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more 
than fifty dollars or by imprisonment in the house of cor- 
rection for not more than two months, or both. 

Approved March I4, 1929. 



G. L. 149, § 148, 
etc., amended. 



Penalty for 
violation of 
laws relating 
to weekly pay- 
ment of wages. 



Chai 



G. L. 136, § 6, 
etc., amended. 



[).118 An Act authorizing the sale, between certain hours 

ON THE lord's DAY, OF BREAD BY LICENSED INNHOLDERS 
AND COMMON VICTUALLERS AND CERTAIN OTHERS WHO 
ARE AUTHORIZED BY LICENSE TO KEEP OPEN THEIR PLACES 
OF BUSINESS ON THAT DAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the 
General Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred and 
seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven and by chapter two hundred and thirty-four of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "week" in the eleventh 
line the following: — ; the retail sale of bread, before ten 
o'clock in the forenoon and between the hours of four 
o'clock and half past six o'clock in the afternoon by licensed 
innholders and by licensed common victuallers authorized 
to keep open their places of business on the Lord's day and 
by persons licensed under the following section to keep open 
their places of business as aforesaid, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 6. The preceding section shall not pro- 
hibit the manufacture and distribution of steam, gas or 
electricity for illuminating purposes, heat or motive power; 
the distribution of water for fire or domestic purposes; 
the use of the telegraph or the telephone; the retail sale 
of drugs and medicines, or articles ordered by the prescrip- 
tion of a physician, or mechanical appliances used by phy- 
sicians or surgeons; the retail sale of tobacco in any of its 
forms by licensed innholders, common victuallers, druggists 
and newsdealers whose stores are open for the sale of news- 
papers every day in the week; the retail sale of bread, 
before ten o'clock in the forenoon and between the hours 
of four o'clock and half past six o'clock in the afternoon by 
licensed innholders and by licensed common victuallers au- 
thorized to keep open their places of business on the Lord's 
day and by persons licensed under the following section to 
keep open their places of business as aforesaid; the retail 



Certain busi- 
ness not 
prohibited on 
Lord's day. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 118. 105 

sale of ice cream, soda water and confectionery by licensed certain busi- 
innholders and druggists, and by such licensed common prohibited on 
victuallers as are not also licensed to sell certain non-in- lord's day. 
toxicating beverages, as defined in section one of chapter 
one hundred and thirty-eight, and who are authorized to 
keep open their places of business on the Lord's day; the 
sale of ice cream, soda water, confectionery or fruit by 
persons licensed under the following section or the keeping 
open of their places of business for the sale thereof; work 
lawfully done by persons working under permits granted 
under section nine; the sale by licensed innholders and 
common victuallers of meals such as are usually served by 
them, consisting in no part of intoxicating liquors, which 
meals are cooked on the premises but are not to be consumed 
thereon; the operation of motor vehicles; the sale of gaso- 
line and oil for use, and the retail sale of accessories for im- 
mediate necessary use, in connection with the operation of 
motor vehicles, motor boats and air craft; the letting of 
horses and carriages or of boats; unpaid work on pleasure 
boats; the running of steam ferry boats on established 
routes; the running of street railway cars; the running of 
steamboat lines and trains or of steamboats, if authorized 
under section nineteen; the preparation, printing and pub- 
lication of newspapers, or the sale and delivery thereof; the 
wholesale or retail sale and delivery of milk, or the trans- 
portation thereof, or the delivery of icecream; the making 
of butter and cheese; the keeping open of public bath 
houses; the making or selling by bakers or their employees, 
before ten o'clock in the forenoon and between the hours 
of four o'clock and half past six o'clock in the afternoon, of 
bread or other food usually dealt in by them; whenever 
Rosh Hashonah, or the Day of Atonement, begins on the 
Lord's day, the retail sale and delivery of fish, fruit and 
vegetables before twelve o'clock noon of that day; the 
selling of kosher meat by any person who, according to his 
religious belief, observes Saturday as the Lord's day by 
closing his place of business during the day until six o'clock 
in the afternoon or the keeping open of his shop on the 
Lord's day for the sale of kosher meat between the hours of 
six o'clock and ten o'clock in the forenoon; the performing 
of secular business and labor on the Lord's day by any 
person who conscientiously beheves that the seventh day 
of the week ought to be observed as the Sabbath and actually 
refrains from secular business and labor on that day, if he 
disturbs no other person thereby; the carrying on of the 
business of bootblack before eleven o'clock in the forenoon; 
the digging of clams; the icing and dressing of fish; the 
cultivation of land, and the raising, harvesting, conserving 
and transporting of agricultural products during the existence 
of war between the United States and any other nation and 
until the first day of January following the termination 
thereof; the sale of catalogues of pictures and other works 
of art in exhibitions held by societies organized for the 



106 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 119, 120. 



purpose of promoting education in the fine arts or the ex- 
posure of photographic plates and films for pleasure, if the 
pictures to be made therefrom are not intended to be sold 
and are not sold. Approved March 14, 1929. 



G. L. 229, § 1, 
amended. 



Damages for 
death from 
a defective 
way, etc. 



Chap.W^ An Act relative to the rights of the surviving hus- 
band IN RESPECT TO ACTIONS FOR DEATH AND INJURIES 
RESULTING IN DEATH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and 
twenty-nine of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out the word "widow" wherever it occurs and in- 
serting in place thereof, in each instance, the words: — sur- 
viving wife or husband, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 1. If the life of a person is lost by reason of a defect 
or a want of repair of or a want of a sufficient railing in or 
upon a way, causeway or bridge, the county, city, town or 
person by law obliged to repair the same shall, if it or he had 
previous reasonable notice of the defect or want of repair or 
want of railing, be liable in damages not exceeding one 
thousand dollars, to be assessed with reference to the de- 
gree of culpability of the defendant and recovered in an action 
of tort commenced within one year after the injury causing 
the death by the executor or administrator of the deceased 
person, to the use of the surviving wife or husband and 
children of the deceased in equal moieties, or, if there are 
no children, to the use of the surviving wife or husband, or, 
if there is no surviving wife or husband, to the use of the 
next of kin. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and twenty-nine 
is hereby further amended by striking out section four and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 4- If, as 
the result of the negligence of an employer himself, or of a 
person for whose negligence an employer is liable under 
section one of chapter one hundred and fifty-three, an em- 
ployee is instantly killed, or dies without conscious suf- 
fering, the surviving wife or husband of the deceased or, if 
there is no wife or husband surviving, the next of kin, who, 
at the time of such death, were dependent upon the wages 
of the deceased for support, shall have a right of action for 
damages against the employer. This section shall not 
apply to injuries caused to domestic servants or farm laborers 
by fellow employees. Approved March 14, 1929. 



G. L. 229, § 4, 
amended. 

Action against 
employer for 
death. 



Chap. 120 An Act to permit trust companies to invest their 

FUNDS IN THE STOCKS, BONDS OR OTHER EVIDENCES OF 
INDEBTEDNESS OF CERTAIN ASSOCIATIONS OR TRUSTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

?mendld'. ^ ^^' Scctlou thirty-three of chapter one hundred and seventy- 
two of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "corporations" in the sixth fine the words: — 



Acts, 1929. —Chap. 121. 107 

or of associations or trusts, both as defined in chapter one 
hundred and eighty-two, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 33. Such corporation may, subject to the limita- investment of 
tions of the following section, advance money or credits, l^^l^^l^fJ"-"^* 

, ii- 1 • 1 complines in 

whether capital or general deposits, on real estate situated stocks, bonds 
in the commonwealth and on personal security, on terms to dences^of^'' 
be agreed upon, and also invest its money or credits, whether o^'J.ertlfn ^^^ 
, capital or general deposits, in the stocks, bonds or other associations 
evidences of indebtedness of corporations or of associations °^ 
or trusts, both as defined in chapter one hundred and eighty- 
two, or of governments, both foreign and domestic. 

Approved March 14, 1929. 

An Act relative to group life insurance covering phr,^ loi 

MEMBERS OF LABOR UNIONS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General G- l. i75, § 133, 
Laws, as amended in section one hundred and thirty-three ^ ''" '^'"'^" ^ 
by chapter one hundred and forty-one of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-one and by section one of chapter 
two hundred and forty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section one hundred and thirty-three and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 133. Group life i'n- Group life 
surance is hereby defined to be that form of life insurance ji°fined''^ 
covering (a) not less than fifty employees, with or without 
medical examination, written under a policy issued to the 
employer, the premium on which is to be paid by the em- 
ployer or by the employer and employees jointly, and in- 
suring only all of his employees, or all of any class or classes 
thereof determined by conditions pertaining to the employ- 
ment, or by duration of service in which case no employee 
shall be excluded if he has been for one year or more in the 
emplo}^ of the person taking out the policy, for amounts of 
insurance based upon some plan precluding individual 
selection, and for the benefit of persons other than the em- 
ployer, provided, that when the premium is to be paid by Proviso, 
the employer and employees jointly and the benefits of the 
policy are offered to all eligible employees, not less than 
seventy-five per cent of such employees may be so insured, 
or not less than forty per cent if each employee belonging to 
the insured group has been medically examined and found 
acceptable for ordinary insurance by an individual pohcy; 
or (6) the members of any trade union or other association 
of wage workers described in section twenty-nine, with or 
without medical examination, written under a policy issued 
to such union or association, the premium on which is to be 
paid by the union or association or by the union or association 
and the members thereof jointly, and insuring all of the mem- 
bers thereof for amounts of insurance based upon some plan 
which will preclude individual selection, and for tlie benefit 
of persons other than the union or association or any officers 



108 Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 122, 123. 

Proviso. thereof, provided, that when the premium is to be paid by 

the union or association and its members jointly and the bene- 
fits of the poHcy are offered to all members, not less than 
seventy-five per cent of such members may be so insured, 
and provided further that any member or members in- 
sured under the policy may apply for amounts of insurance 
additional to those granted by said policy, in which case any 
percentage of the members may be insured for additional 
amounts if they pass satisfactory medical examinations. 

Approved March 14, 1929. 

Chap. 122 An Act authorizing the city of quincy to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

may wo4°*'^ SECTION 1. For the purposc of constructing additions to 
money for elementary and/or junior high school buildings where such 
purposes, gj^^jj^j^j^g increase the floor space of said buildings, and 
originally equipping and furnishing such additions, 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, four hundred 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
Quincy School which shall bear on their face the words, Quincy School 
1929"' "^ ° Loan, Act of 1929. 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 provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in the 
first paragraph of section seven thereof, as revised by chapter 
three hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved March 15, 1929. 

Chap. 12S An Act relative to the payment by the county of 

MIDDLESEX TO ARTHUR J. MAYNARD OF BRIDGEWATER OF 
CERTAIN SUMS FOR EXPENSES INCURRED AND FOR SERVICES 
PERFORMED FOR THE BENEFIT OF SAID COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^r'^'^ whereter SECTION 1. The words "cuiTcnt year" wherever used in 
used in 1928, chapter three hundred and four of the acts of nineteen hun- 
yearT929.''" ^ dred and twenty-eight shall include the year nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-nine. 

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

Approved March 15, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 124, 125. 109 



An Act authorizing the county of dukes county to (JfiQr) J24 

ACQUIRE additional LAND AT SOUTH BEACH IN THAT PART ^' 
OF THE TOWN OF EDGARTOWN KNOWN AS "kATAMA". 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For park purposes, the county commissioners Dukes county 
of the county of Dukes county may take by eminent domain addiUoMi'knd 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws or acquire f^ that)y^t%T 
by purchase, certain land at South Beach in that part of the Edgartown 
town of Edgartown known as Katama, bounded and de- "Krtema." 
scribed as follows: — westerly by land of Frederick Kattler 
Trustee and land of the county of Dukes county; northerly 
by Katama bay; easterly by land of Francis A. Foster; and 
southerly by the Atlantic ocean. For the purpose of ac- Appropriation, 
quiring such land as aforesaid, there is hereby appropriated, 
and said county commissioners are hereby authorized to 
levy as a part of the county tax of said county for the cur- 
rent year, such sum as may be necessary therefor, not 
exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

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

Approved March IS, 1929. 



An Act authorizing the city of quincy to borrow Chap. 125 
money for hospital purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of erecting an additional ^^ay bOTroi""^ 
building for the Quincy city hospital and originall}^ equip- money for hea- 
ping and furnishing the same, the city of Quincy may bor- ^^^ purposes. 
row 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, Quincy Hospital Loan, Act of 1929. ^^f^o^n?' 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and Act of 1929. 
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. One 
half of the indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in 
excess of the statutory limit, and all indebtedness incurred 
hereunder shall, except as provided herein, be subject to 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the 
limitation contained in the first paragraph of section seven 
thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and twenty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved March 15, 1929. 



no Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 126, 127. 



Chap. 126 An Act giving to the supreme judicial and superior 

COURTS JURISDICTION IN EQUITY IN MATTERS RELATIVE TO 
THE OBSERVANCE OF THE PURPOSES OF GIFTS AND CON- 
VEYANCES MADE TO COUNTIES, MUNICIPALITIES AND OTHER 
SUBDIVISIONS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^■^kmeAded SECTION 1. Section three of chapter two hundred and 
fourteen of the General Laws, as amended by section three of 
chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by 
adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph : — 
Equity j^uris- (^j) Suits to enforce the purpose or purposes of any gift 

supreme judi- or convcyancc which has been or shall have been made to 
c^urts1n"mat-°'^ and acccptcd by any county, city, town or other subdivision 
ters reiati^ve^to Qf ^}^g commonwcalth for a specific purpose or purposes in 
purposes of trust or otherwisc, or the terms of such trust, or, if it shall 
veylncei made havc bccome impracticable to observe or carry out such 
to counties, mu- purposc or purposcs, or such terms, or, if the occasion there- 
mcipa 1 les. e c. -^^ g}^^^ havc terminated, to determine the purposes or uses 
to which the property involved shall be devoted and enforce 
the same. Such a suit shall be commenced only on petition 
of the attorney general or, by leave of court, on petition of 
ten tax-payers of such county, city, town or other subdivision. 
The respondent in any such suit may set up such impracti- 
cabihty or termination and request the judgment of the 
court as to such other use of said property in its answer 
without filing a cross bill or other independent proceeding. 
In the case of a petition by ten tax-payers as aforesaid, the 
attorney general shall be served with notice of the pre- 
liminary petition for leave, and may intervene as a party at 
any stage of the proceedings; and the petitioners shall be 
liable for costs, including reasonable counsel fees in the dis- 
cretion of the court, which may, also in its discretion, award 
to the petitioners costs, including reasonable counsel fees, 
to be paid by the respondent or out of the fund involved, 
if any. 
When operative. Section 2. This act shall become operative on Sep- 
tember first of the current year. 

Approved March 16, 1929. 

Chap. 127 An Act to regulate the propagation of shellfish in 

PLYMOUTH COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^ll^%l^° Section 1. In cities and towns in Plymouth county, 

Bheiifiahin the aldermen or selectmen may grant a written license for 
county?*'' a term not exceeding fifteen years to any inhabitant of their 
city or town to plant, grow and dig shellfish at all times of 
the year, or to plant shells for the purpose of catching 
oyster seed, upon and in any waters, flats and creeks therein, 
at any place where there is no natural oyster bed; not, how- 
ever, impairing the private rights of any person, nor ma- 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 127. Ill 

terially obstructing any navigable waters. Such license Recording, etc. 
shall describe by metes and bounds the waters, flats and 
creeks so appropriated and shall be recorded by the city or 
town clerk before it shall have any force, and the licensee Fee, etc. 
shall pay to the aldermen or selectmen, to the use of the city 
or town, two dollars, and to the clerk fifty cents. The shore 
line of such licensed premises shall be the line of mean low 
water for the planting and growing of shellfi.sh, and the line 
of high water for the planting of shells, but this section shall 
not authorize the placing of such shells upon the land of a 
riparian owner between high and low water mark without 
his written consent. Such license shall not be granted Public hearing, 
until after a public hearing, due notice of which shall have p°^'"^'®°- 
been posted in three or more public places in the city or town 
where the premises are situated at least seven days before 
the time fixed for such hearing, and shall be granted, as- 
signed or transferred only to inhabitants of the city or town 
where the licensed premises are situated, and shall not be 
assigned or transferred without the written consent of the 
aldermen or selectmen. The licensee, his heirs and assigns Licensee to have 
shall, for the purposes aforesaid, have the exclusive use of of waTe^re,"ltc. 
the waters, flats and creeks described in the license during 
the time therein specified; and may, in tort, recover treble Recovery of 
damages of any person who, without his or their consent, '^'^^'^ges, etc. 
digs or takes shellfish or shells from such waters, flats or 
creeks during the continuance of the license. The provisions g. l. 1.30, 5 121. 
of section one hundred and twenty-one of chapter one hun- *° app'y- etc. 
dred and thirty of the General Laws shall apply to licenses 
and licensees under this section. 

Section 2. No person shall dig, take or carry away any Digging, etc., 
shellfish or shells between one hour after sunset and one uponi'clnsed 
hour before sunrise, by any method whatever, from any waters, etc., 
waters, flats or creeks for which a license has been granted ^'^° ' '*" ' 
under the preceding section. A licensee violating said Hcenle upon^ 
section shall, in addition to the other penalties provided, violation, 
forfeit his license and the shellfish remaining on the licensed 
premises. 

Section 3. Whoever violates the preceding section, or Penalty for 
whoever, without the consent of the licensee, digs or takes preced°ng'sec- 
any shellfish or shells from any waters, flats or creeks de- *'°"' ^'■''■ 
scribed in any Hcense granted under section one during the 
continuance of such license, shall be punished by a fine of 
not more than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for 
not less than one nor more than six months, or both. 

Section 4. Whoever works a dredge, oyster tongs or Penalty for 
rakes, or any other implement for the taking of shellfish drTdge.^etc, for 
of any description, upon any grounds or beds covered by a g^gh' upon I'Jf "' 
license under section one, without the consent of the licensee, licensed 
lessee or owner thereof, or whoever, while upon or sailing l^thout'con-' 
over any such grounds or beds, casts, hauls, or has overboard f^^^ g^^. 
any such dredge, tongs, rake or other implement for the 
taking of shellfish of any description, under any pretence 
or for any purpose whatever, without the consent of the 



112 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 128, 129. 



Powers of com 
missioner or 
department 



licensee, lessee or owner, shall, for the first offence, be pun- 
ished by a fine of not more than twenty dollars or by 
imprisonment for not more than one month, and for a sub- 
sequent offence, by a fine of not more than fifty dollars or 
by imprisonment for not more than six months. 

Section 5. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
affect the powers of the commissioner or department of 
not^'affected!'''^ pubHc health to regulate the taking, marketing and trans- 
portation of shellfish. Approved March 16, 1929. 

C hap. 12S A.TSi Act relative to the supplementary registration 

AS VOTERS OF PERSONS IN THE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE 
OF THE UNITED STATES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

am^dlV^"* Chapter fifty-one of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out section fifty and inserting in place thereof 
Supplementary the f ollowiug : ■ — Section 50. Any soldier or sailor in the 
ofsoidters" service of the United States who had a legal residence in 
and sailors. gj^y gj^^y qj. town iu the commouwealth at the time of enter- 
ing said service, but who by reason of his being in the army 
or navy was absent from the city or town during the periods 
when sessions for listing or assessing and for registration 
were held, may appear before the city or town clerk in any 
city or town where such clerk is also a member of the board 
of registrars, and, in any other city or town, before the 
chairman of the board of registrars or board performing 
like duties therein, during the regular office hours of such 
clerk or chairman and, in accordance with this chapter, 
prove his qualifications as a voter under section one and 
be registered, if he so appears not less than three days 
before the election; but such registration shall be subject 
to the revision and acceptance of the board. 

Approved March 16, 1929. 

Chap. 129 An Act to authorize the city of haverhill to discon- 
tinue A PUBLIC LANDING AND TO CONSTRUCT WHARVES 
ON THE MERRIMACK RIVER IN SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Haverhill may discontinue and 
close as a pubHc landing a city landing located on the Merri- 
mack river, on the southerly side of Water street in said 
city, and shown as city landing number seven on a plan on 
file in the office of the city engineer of said city. 

Section 2. The said city may construct wharves or 
abutments and deposit filhng upon the land comprising said 
landing, and may extend such wharves, abutments and filling 
to the harbor line established by section one of chapter three 
hundred and twenty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and five, subject, however, to the provisions of chapter 
ninety-one of the General Laws. 

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

Approved March 18, 1929. 



City of Haver- 
hill may dis- 
continue a 
certain public 
landing located 
on Merrimack 



May construct 
wharves upon 
land compris- 
ing said 
landing. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 130, 131. 113 



An Act fixing the beginning of the official term of (JhnYf IQQ 
CERTAIN ELECTIVE TOWN OFFICERS. 

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: 

Chapter forty-one of the General Laws, as amended in o. l. 4i, § io7, 
section one hundred and seven by chapter eighteen of the «*<=■• ^n^ended. 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section one hundred 
and seven and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 107. A person who is elected town clerk shall be Town clerk, 
sworn either by the moderator or by a justice of the peace, "'^'^ °^ °^'^^' 
and shall enter upon the performance of his duties on the Jn^Hng 
seventh day succeeding his election or as soon thereafter as "pon duties. 
he is qualified and shall hold office during the term fixed by 
law, which shall begin on the seventh day succeeding his 
election, and until another person is qualified in his stead. 
Every person elected to any other town office designated by other town 
name in section one, before entering upon his official duties oathTetc. 
shall be sworn to the faithful performance thereof, either 
by the moderator in open town meeting or by the town 
clerk, and, unless other provision is specifically made by law, 
shall enter upon the performance of his duties on the day 
after his election, or as soon thereafter as he is qualified, 
and shall hold office during the term fixed by law, which 
shall begin on the day after said election, and until another 
person is qualified in his stead. 

Approved March 18, 1929. 

An Act relative to attachments of real estate. Chav ISl 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and twenty-three of g- 1-223, § 66, 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section '"^^ 
sixty-six and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 66. If the copy of the writ is deposited, as afore- whenattach- 
said, within three days after the day when the attachment J^"egt°te 
was made the attachment shall take effect from the time it take effect. 
was made, otherwise, from the time when the copy is so 
deposited; but attachments of land, and of leasehold 
estates which have an original term of more than seven 
years, shall in no case be valid against purchasers in good 
faith and for value, other than parties defendant, before the 
time when the copy is deposited as aforesaid, and no at- 
tachment shall be vahd against such purchasers as to any 
particular parcel of land, or as to any particular leasehold 
estate as aforesaid, in any case where the name of the owner 
thereof under which he acquired title thereto as appears on 



114 Acts, 1929. — Chap. 132. 

the public records is not included in the writ unless the 
writ is seasonably amended to include such name and then 
only from the time when a correspondingly amended copy 
is deposited as aforesaid. 

ame^ndld." ^ ^^' Section 2. Sectiou sixty-five of said chapter two hun- 
dred and twenty-three is hereby amended by inserting after 
the word "name" in the fourth Hne the words: — or names, 
— and by inserting after the word "attached" in the fifth 
line the words: — as the same appear in such copy, — so 

Duty^ of register as to read as follows: — Section 65. The register of deeds 
shall note on every such copy the day, hour and minute 
of its receipt, and shall file it in his office. He shall also 
enter in a book which he shall keep for that purpose the 
name of the plaintiff and the name or names of each de- 
fendant whose land is attached as the same appear in such 
copy, the time when the attachment was made and the time 
when the copy was deposited. His fees may be taxed as 
part of the plaintiff's costs. If a dissolution of an attach- 
ment which has been so entered in a registry of deeds ap- 
pears of record in the court in which the action is pending, 
the clerk of such court shall forward to such register a 
certificate of such dissolution, stating how such dissolution 
was made, and the register shall file the certificate with the 
copy of the writ and shall make an entry thereof in his 
docket of attachments. Approved March' 18, 1929. 

Chap. 132 An Act to regulate the refining of oil in the town 

OF WEYMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Approval of^ Section 1. No refining of petroleum or any of its 

required for products and no manufacturing process applied to oils shall 
oi'Hn^town^ °^ bc Carried on in the town of Weymouth unless, in addition 
of Weymouth. ^,0 such othcr liccnses and permits as now are or hereafter 
may be required by law, the carrying on therein of such re- 
fining or manufacturing is approved by the town meeting 
of said town or by such body as under any future system of 
government may succeed to the powers now possessed by 
said town meeting. 
PubUc hearing, Section 2. Upou application for such approval filed 
with the selectmen by a holder of such other licenses and 
permits, a public hearing shall be granted thereon before 
the town meeting or such other body, or before a duly au- 
thorized committee thereof, notice of which shall be given 
as on an application to the selectmen under section fourteen 
of chapter one hundred and forty-eight of the General Laws, 
in addition to such notice as may by law be required for 
hearing and action thereon by the town meeting. At said 
hearing the applicant shall have the right to produce wit- 
nesses and to be represented by counsel. 
fccrtl^nc^^'te Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
accep ance, e c. ^^ ^^^ town meeting of the town of Weymouth. 

Approved March 19, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 133, 134. 115 



An Act relative to the stay of execution in capital fhr^j. iqq 

CASES PENDING THE DECISION OF JUDICIAL QUESTIONS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and seventy-nine of g. l. 279, new 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after Ifterng. 
section forty-nine the following new section: — Section 49A. stayof execu- 
The execution of a sentence of death may be stayed from cases' peTd^ng' 
time to time for definite and stated periods by the supreme ciecision of ju- 

I'-i . • I- ii c Til nil dicial questions. 

judicial court, or a justice thereof, pending the nnal de- 
termination of any judicial question arising in or out of the 
case in which the sentence is imposed. 

Section 2. Section forty-five of said chapter two hun- g. l. 279, § 45, 
dred and seventy-nine is hereby amended by inserting after ai»ended. 
the word "execution" in the fourth line the words: — or 
said execution is otherwise delayed by process of law, — 
by inserting after the word "respited" in the fifth line the 
words: — or stayed by process of law, — and by inserting 
after the word "respite" in the seventh line the words: — 
or stay, — so as to read as follows: — Section 4-5 ■ The sen- Sentence of 
tence of death shall be executed by the warden of the state el^*^^ted'^^° 
prison, or by a person acting under his direction, within 
the week appointed by the court, unless the governor pardons 
the crime, commutes the punishment therefor or respites 
the execution or said execution is otherwise delayed by 
process of law. If the execution is respited or stayed by 
process of law, the sentence of death shall be executed within 
the week beginning on the day next after the day on which 
the term of respite or stay expires. The sentence of death 
shall be executed upon such day within the week appointed 
as the warden elects, at some time between midnight and 
sunrise; but no previous announcement thereof shall be 
made, except to such persons as may be permitted to be 
present. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect on the first day of Effective date. 
September in the current year. 

Approved March 19, 1929. 

An Act placing under the civil service laws janitors (Jfid^) 134 

OF SCHOOL buildings IN CITIES AND IN CERTAIN TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section four of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws, g. l. 31, § 4. 
as amended by chapter one hundred and ninety-seven of ^*«'- amended, 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the following 
new paragraph: — Janitors of school buildings in cities, Janitors of 
and in such towns of over twelve thousand inhabitants as in'dtiesand"^^ 
accept this paragraph. Approved March 19, 1929. 'laced^under^^ 

civil service 
laws. 



116 Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 135, 136. 



ChaV.lS5 ^N ^C^ REGULATING THE NUMBER OF SIGNATURES REQUIRED 
TO PLACE ON THE BALLOTS AT STATE PRIMARIES THE 
NAMES OF CANDIDATES FOR STATE WIDE OFFICES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

amliided^**' Section forty-four of chapter fifty-three of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth Hne, 
the word "less" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
more, — and by striking out, in the fifth line, the words 
"each of four different counties" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — any one county, — so as to read as 
Nomination foUows '. — Section 44- The nomination of candidates for 
of signatures, nomination or election at state primaries shall be by nomina- 
tion papers. In the case of offices to be filled by all the 
voters of the commonwealth such papers shall be signed in 
the aggregate by at least one thousand voters, not more 
than two hundred and fifty to be from any one county. 
Such papers for all other offices to be filled at a state election, 
and for members of committees and delegates to the state 
convention, shall be signed by a number of voters equal in 
the aggregate to five voters for each ward or town in the 
district or county, but in no case shall more than two hun- 
dred and fifty be required. Approved March 19, 1929. 

Chav.lSQ An Act authorizing the commitment of certain men- 
tally AFFLICTED PERSONS TO FEDERAL HOSPITALS FOR 
OBSERVATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
G. L. i23^§ 77, Section seventy-seven of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
three of the General Laws, as amended by chapter nineteen 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the sixth line, the word 
"or" and inserting in place thereof a comma, and by in- 
serting after the word "hospital" in the seventh line the 
words: — , or, in case such person is eligible for admission, 
to an institution established and maintained by the United 
States government, the person having charge of which is 
licensed under section thirty-four A, — so as to read as 
Commitment follows : — Scction 77. If a person is found by two physicians 
observation as qualified as provided in section fifty-three to be in such 
to their sanity, jy^gntal coudition that his commitment to an institution for 
the insane is necessary for his proper care or observation, 
he may be committed by any judge mentioned in section 
fifty, to a state hospital, to the McLean hospital, or, in 
case such person is eligible for admission, to an institution 
established and maintained by the United States govern- 
ment, the person having charge of which is licensed under 
section thirty-four A, for a period of thirty-five days pend- 
Proviso. ing the determination of his insanity; provided, that such 

commitments shall be made to Gardner state colony only 
Disposition when legally authorized by the department. Within thirty 
mitment!' days after such commitment the superintendent of the in- 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 137, 138. 117 

stitution to which the person has been committed shall 
discharge him if he is not insane, and shall notify the judge 
who committed him, or if he is insane he shall report the 
patient's mental condition to the judge with the recom- 
mendation that he shall be committed as an insane person, 
or discharged to the care of his guardian, relatives or friends 
if he is harmless and can properly be cared for by them. 
Within the said thirty-five days, the committing judge may 
authorize a discharge as aforesaid, or he may commit the 
patient to any institution for the insane as an insane person 
if, in his opinion, such commitment is necessary. If, in the Additional 
opinion of the judge, additional medical testimony as to the {^|fjj,°,on 
mental condition of the alleged insane person is desirable, 
he may appoint a physician to examine and report thereon. 

In case of the death, resignation or removal of the judge Death, resig- 
committing a person for observation, his successor in office, of judge^'com- 
or, in case of the absence or disability of the judge commit- mitting person 

.• r -1 •! -i-i-rj^i lor observation. 

tmg a person as aforesaid, any judge or special justice oi the 
same court, shall receive the notice or report provided for 
by this section and carry out any subsequent proceedings 
hereunder. Approved March 19, 1929. 

An Act subjecting the offices of assistants in the (JJku) j^qt 

ELECTION department OF THE CITY OF BOSTON TO THE 
CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The offices of assistants in the election de- offices of assist- 
partment of the city of Boston, established under section deplrtntCTrto" 
twenty of chapter four hundred and forty-nine of the acts 8u^°ct^o^c°"ii 
of eighteen hundred and ninety-five and now exempt from service laws. 
the civil service laws by virtue thereof, shall, upon the ef- 
fective date of this act, become subject to said civil service 
laws and the rules and regulations made thereunder, and 
the term of office of any incumbent of any of said offices 
shall be unlimited, except that he may be removed in ac- 
cordance with such laws, rules and regulations; but the 
persons holding said offices on said effective date may con- 
tinue therein without taking a civil service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submission 
during the current year by vote of the city council of said c°un^ii etc. 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not other- 
wise. Approved March 19, 1929. 

An Act relative to the open season for deer in plym- Qfidj) 138 

OUTH county. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The open season for deer in Plymouth county shall be open season 
between sunrise of the first Monday of December and sunset piy^^outh 
of the following Saturday; but otherwise the provisions of county. 
section sixty-three of chapter one hundred and thirty-one 
of the General Laws shall continue to apply in said county. 

Approved March 19, 1929. 



118 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 139, 140, 141. 



Chap. 139 An Act authorizing the town of wellesley to ap- 
propriate MONEY FOR THE OBSERVANCE AND CELEBRATION 
OF THE TERCENTENARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE MASSA- 
CHUSETTS BAY COLONY. 



Town of 

Wellesley may 
appropriate 
money for the 
observance and 
celebration of 
the tercen- 
tenary of the 
founding of 
Massachusetts 
Bay colony. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follow s: 

Section 1. The town of Wellesley may appropriate 
money in nineteen hundred and twenty-nine and in nineteen 
hundred and thirty for the observance and celebration of 
the tercentenary of the founding of the Massachusetts 
Bay colony. 

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

Approved March 20, 1929. 



Chap. 140 An Act relative to appropriations by the city of 
boston for municipal purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc.,' as follows: 

by city of*'°"^ Section 1. The city of Boston may by vote of the city 
boston for mu- couucil, with the approval of the mayor, in the manner 
purposes. Specified in section three of chapter four hundred and eighty- 

six of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, make appropri- 
ations for municipal purposes to be raised by taxation for 
the financial year ending December thirty-first, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-nine, not exceeding the sum of twelve 
dollars and seventy-five cents 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 20, 1929. 



Chap. 141 An Act providing for biennial municipal elections 

in the city of malden. 



Biennial 
municipal elec- 
tions in city 
of Maiden for 
choice of 
certain officers. 



Terms of 
mayor, alder- 
men and 
common coun- 
cilmen, elected 
in 1929. 



Terms of school 
committee 
elected in 
1929, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Beginning with the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine, municipal elections in the city of Maiden 
for the choice of mayor, aldermen, common councilmen and 
members of the school committee shall be held biennially 
on the second Tuesday in December in each odd-numbered 
year. 

Section 2. Beginning with the biennial municipal elec- 
tion to be held in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, the mayor, aldermen and common councilmen of said 
city shall be elected for terms of two years from the first 
Monday in January following their election and until their 
successors are qualified. 

Section 3. At the biennial municipal election to be 
held in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine and at 
every biennial municipal election thereafter, all members 
of the school committee to be elected shall be elected to 



Acts, 1929. —Chap. 142. 119 

serve for four years each and until their successors are 
qualified. The member of said committee elected in the 
year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven shall continue to 
hold office until the qualification of his successor who shall 
be elected at the biennial municipal election in the year 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one. If a vacancy occurs in vacancy. 
the school committee by failure to elect, or otherwise, the 
city council and the remaining members of the school com- 
mittee shall meet in joint convention and elect a suitable 
person to fill the vacancy until the first Monday in January 
following the next regular municipal election; and, if there 
would be a vacancy on said first Monday, it shall be filled 
at such regular municipal election for the balance of the 
unexpired term. 

Section 4. So much of chapter one hundred and sixty- inconsistent 
nine of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, and Repealed"* 
acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, as is 
inconsistent with this act, is hereby repealed. 

Section 5. This act shall be submitted for acceptance submission 
to the qualified voters of said city at the annual city election *° ^^ters, etc. 
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 3^ear, entitled 'An Act providing for 
biennial municipal elections in the city of Maiden' be ac- 
cepted?" If a majority of the votes cast on said question 
are in the affirmative, this act shall thereupon take full 
effect; otherwise it shall be of no effect and the officers 
elected at said election shall respectively hold office for the 
terms now provided by law. Approved March 20, 1929. 



An Act relative to the transaction of business by (JJkjj) ^42 

CERTAIN limited FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section forty-six of chapter one hundred and seventy-six g. l. i76, § 46. 
of the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter ^**'' ^'"^'^'^®'^- 
one hundred and fifty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one, by chapter four hundred and ninety-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, by section 
three of chapter eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, by chapter two hundred and eighty-four of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight and by 
chapter seven of the acts of the current year, is hereby 
further amended by striking out all after the word "fra- 
ternity" in the eighth line down to and including the word 
"only" in the eleventh hne, — so that the first paragraph 
of said section forty-six will read as follows: — Section \6. f^aterLa/'b^nt^ 
A domestic society which limits its membership as provided fit societies may 
in section four, or which limits its membership to the mem- n^sTn com-'" 
bers and ex-members of any social organization having a ™^hout con- 
lodge system and secret form of work; or a secret order or formin? to 



certain provi- 
sions of law. 



120 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 143. 



Certain limited 
fraternal bene- 
fit societies may 
transact busi- 
ness in com- 
monwealth 
without con- 
forming to 
certain provi- 
sions of law. 



fraternity which operates on the lodge system with a rep- 
resentative form of government and grants insurance bene- 
fits as incidental only to the work of the order or fraternity; 
or a purely charitable association or corporation existing on 
May twenty-third, nineteen hundred and one, any one of 
which pays a death or funeral benefit limited to not more 
than two hundred dollars, disability benefits not exceeding 
ten dollars a week, or any or all of such benefits, or a do- 
mestic society which limits its membership as provided in 
said section four to the employees of a designated firm, 
business house or corporation, or any department thereof, 
and pays disability benefits not exceeding fifteen dollars a 
week, and which is not conducted as a business enterprise 
or for profit, and a subordinate lodge of a secret fraternity 
or order as defined in this section which is not conducted 
as a business enterprise or for profit, which pays death 
benefits to families or dependents of deceased members as 
fixed by its by-laws, but not more than two hundred dollars 
if the lodge membership is two hundred or less, and if over 
two hundred not in excess of the amount of an assessment 
of one dollar upon each member thereof in good standing 
at the time of the death of the member, and a society, either 
domestic or foreign, which confines its membership to 
members of organizations defined in the second sentence of 
section twenty-nine of chapter one hundred and seventy- 
five, and which embraces therein only persons of the same 
occupation, may transact business in the commonwealth 
without conforming to the provisions of this chapter except 
this section and sections twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-six, 
forty-seven, forty-seven A and forty-nine, of chapter one 
hundred and seventy-five, or of chapter one hundred and 
seventy-seven; provided, that no proceeding shall be in- 
stituted under said section thirty-six because such society 
has a membership of less than four hundred. The seventh 
clause of section five of chapter fifty-nine shall apply to such 
a society. Approved March BO, 1929. 



Chap. 143 An Act authorizing county treasueers to advance 

MONEY TO DISTRICT ATTORNEYS WHEN NECESSARY IN 
THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter twelve of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by inserting after section twenty-five the following new 
section: — Section 25 A. Money to be used for necessary 
expenses to be incurred in the performance of the duties 
of a district attorney in relation to any investigation or 
proceeding in any county in his district, to an amount not 
exceeding two thousand dollars in any one month, shall be 
advanced to him by the treasurer of said county, or placed 
to his credit for advance under his direction to persons 
designated by him, upon the presentation of a certificate 



G. L. 12, new 
section after 
§25. 

County treas- 
urers may 
advance money 
to district 
attorneys when 
necessary in 
performance of 
their duty. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 144, 145. 121 

signed by him certifying that such amount is necessary for 
use as aforesaid. Every sum so advanced shall be ac- District attor- 
counted for by the said district attorney within two months "oTadlanTed"* 
after such advance and said accounts shall be approved in sums, etc. 
the manner provided in section twenty-four for approving 
bills incurred by district attorneys; provided, that all sums Proviso, 
so advanced by the treasurer of any county during any 
financial year shall be accounted for, and any unexpended 
balances thereof be repaid to said treasurer, prior to Janu- 
ary tenth next following the close of said financial year. 

Approved March 21, 1929. 

An Act relative to the commercial travellers' boston (JJidj) 144 

BENEFIT ASSOCIATION (INCORPORATED). 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Commercial Travellers' Boston Benefit Association commercial 
(Incorporated), a corporation duly established by law, may Boston Benefit 
include within its membership, and extend its benefits to, Association 

,. 1.^ c-i i- (Incorporated) 

persons engaged m any business or proiessional occupation, may include 
subject to the approval of the directors under its by-laws. wuwnitr^°"^ 

Approved March 21, 1929. membership. 



An Act relative to the disposition of certain funds Chap. 145 

IN the custody of the MARLBOROUGH CO-OPERATIVE 
BANK IN THE NAME OF CO. F, SIXTH REGIMENT, M. V. M. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Marlborough co-operative bank is hereby Disposition of 
authorized and directed to transfer all funds, consisting of fn'^Justod'y of 
matured shares, now in its possession and standing in the Marlborough 
name of Co. F, Sixth Regiment, M. V. M., to three residents ba'nkfn nime 
of the city of Marlborough to be designated by the adjutant Re?hnJntf"*^ 
general of the commonwealth to act as trustees of said fund, m. v. m. ' 
and thereupon all liability of said bank in relation to said 
funds shall terminate. Said funds or the proceeds of said 
matured shares shall be held by said trustees for the benefit 
of the officers and enlisted men who constituted company 
F, sixth infantry, Massachusetts national guard on April 
sixth, nineteen hundred and seventeen. Said trustees shall 
from time to time disburse said funds among such officers 
and men, but only in accordance with regulations to be made 
by said trustees, subject to the approval of the adjutant 
general. Upon the termination of said trust, said trustees 
shall transmit to the adjutant general all books, records and 
papers in their possession relating to the administration of 
said trust. 

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

Approved March 22, 1929. 



122 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Chap. 146 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND 
^f' CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMONWEALTH, FOR IN- 
I TEREST, SINKING FUND AND SERIAL BOND REQUIREMENTS, 
, AND FOR CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



Appropriations 
for maintenance 



sinliingfund 
and bond re- 
quirements, 
and for certain 
improvements. 



Section 1. To provide for the maintenance of the 
etc'^ToTi^Swe^s^' ^^^eral departments, boards, commissions and institutions, 
" 'of sundry other services, and for certain permanent im- 

provements, and to meet certain requirements of law, the 
sums set forth in section two, for the several purposes and 
subject to the conditions therein specified, are hereby 
appropriated from the general fund or revenue of the com- 
monwealth 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- 
nine, or for such other period as may be specified. 

Section 2. 



Legislative 
Department. 



Item 
1 



10 



Service of the Legislative Department. 

For the compensation of senators, the sum of sixty- 
one thousand five hundred dollars . . . $G 1,500 00 

For the compensation for travel of senators, a sum 

not exceeding fifty-nine hundred dollars . . 5,900 00 

For the compensation of representatives, the sum of 
three hundred sixty-one thousand five hundred 
dollars 361,500 00 

For the compensation for travel of representatives, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand six 
hundred dollars 36,600 00 

For the salaries of William II. Sanger, clerk of the 
senate, and Frank E. Bridgman, clerk of the house 
of representatives, the sum of ten thousand 
dollars 10,000 00 

For the salaries of Irving N. Hayden, assistant 
clerk of the senate, and Lawrence R. Grove, 
assistant clerk of the house of representatives, the 
sum of seven thousand dollars .... 7,000 00 

For such additional clerical assistance to, and with 
the approval of, the clerk of the house of rep- 
resentatives, as may be necessary for the proper 
despatch of public business, a sum not exceeding 
four thousand dollars 4,000 00 

For such additional clerical assistance to, and with 
the approval of, the clerk of the senate, as may 
be necessary for the proper despatch of public 
business, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars 1,500 00 

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

exceeding thirty-seven hundred dollars . . 3,700 00 

For clerical assistance, office of the sergeant-at-arms, 
a sum not exceeding forty-nine hundred and 
twenty dollars 4,920 00 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 123 

Item 

11 For the compensation for travel of doorkeepers, as- Legislative 

sistant doorkeepers, messengers, pages and other Department, 
employees of the sergeant-at-arms, authorized by 
law to receive the same, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
five hundred dollars $6,500 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 seventy-five hundred dollars . 7,500 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-five thousand six hundred 
dollars 45,600 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 fifty-two 

hundred and fifty dollars 5,250 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 
three thousand dollars 3,000 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 exceed- 
ing thirteen thousand nine hundred and fifty 
dollars 13,950 00 

20 For clerical and other assistance of the senate com- 

mittee on rules, a sum not exceeding four thousand 

dollars . . 4,000 00 

21 For clerical and other assistance of the house com- 

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

22 For authorized traveling and other expenses of the 

committees of the present general coiu't, with the 
approval of a majority of the committee incurring 
the same, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars . ... . . 4,000 00 

23 For expenses of advertising hearings of the commit- 

tees of the present general court, including ex- 
penses of preparing and mailing advertisements 
to the various newspapers, with the approval of 
the comptroller of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred dollars .... 100 00 

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 thousand dollars . . 50,000 00 

24a For printing the manual of the general court, with 
the approval of the clerks of the two branches, a 
sum not exceeding fifty-three hundred dollars 5,300 00 

25 For expenses in connection with the puVilication of 

the bulletin of committee hearings, with the ap- 
proval of the joint committee on rules, a sum not 
exceeding twelve thousand five hundred dollars . 12,500 00 



124 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Legislative 
Department. 



Item 

26 For stationery for the senate, purchased by and with 

the approval of the clerk, a sum not exceeding 

seven hundred dollars ..... $700 00 

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

sum not exceeding two hundred dollars . . 200 00 

28 For stationery for the house of representatives, pur- 

chased by and with the approval of the clerk, a 

sum not exceeding eleven hundred dollars . . 1,100 00 

29 For office expenses of the counsel to the house of 

representatives, a sum not exceeding two hundred 

dollars 200 00 

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 17,000 00 

30a For the purchase of outline sketches of members of 
the senate and house of representatives, a sum not 
exceeding twelve hundred dollars . . . 1,200 00 

30b For the payment of witness fees to persons sum- 
moned to appear before committees of the general 
court, and for expenses incidental to summoning 
them, with the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars . . 200 00 



Total 



$702,220 00 



Judicial 
Department. 
Supreme Ju- 
dicial Court. 



Reporter of 
Decisions. 



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 ninety- 
nine thousand dollars $99,000 00 

32 For traveling allowance and expenses, a sum not 

exceeding forty-five hundred dollars . . . 4,500 00 

33 For pensions of retired justices, a sum not exceeding 

seventy-five hundred dollars .... 7,500 00 

34 For the salary of the clerk for the commonwealth, 

a sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars . 6,500 00 

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

ceeding one thousand dollars .... 1,000 00 

36 For law clerks, stenographers and other clerical 

assistance for the justices, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four thousand dollars .... 24,000 00 

37 For office supplies, services and equipment of the 

supreme judicial court, a sum not exceeding forty- 
five hundred dollars ..... 4,500 00 

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

not exceeding three thousand and forty dollars 3,040 00 

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

clerk for the county of Suffolk, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen hundred dollars .... 1,500 00 

Reporter of Decisions: 

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

exceeding six thousand dollars .... 6,000 00 

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

ment, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars 8,000 00 

Pensions : 

42 For the pensions of retired court officers, a sum not 

exceeding four hundred and sixty-four dollars . 464 00 



Total 



$166,004 00 



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125 



Item 



43 



44 
45 
46 



47 



48 



49 



50 



51 



52 



53 



54 



55 

56 



Superior Court, as follows: 

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

For pensions of retired justices, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four thousand dollars .... 



Superior Court. 



Total 



$385,000 00 

19,500 00 

1,000 00 



12,000 00 
24,000 00 



. $441,500 00 



Justices of District Courts: 

For compensation of justices of district courts while 
sitting in the superior court, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand six hundred dollars 

For expenses of justices of district courts while sitting 
in the superior court, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five hundred dollars . . . . . 

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, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

Total 

Judicial Council: 

For expenses of the judicial council, as authorized 
by section thirty-four C of chapter two hundred 
and twenty-one of the General Laws, inserted 
by chapter two hundred and forty-four of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, as amended, 
a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars 

For compensation of the secretary of the judicial 
council, as authorized by section thirty-four C of 
chapter two hundred and twenty-one of the Gen- 
eral Laws, inserted by chapter two hundred and 
forty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, as amended, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars .... 

Total 

Administrative Committee of District Courts: 
For compensation and expenses of the administrative 
committee of district courts, a sum not exceeding 
three thousand dollars ..... 

Probate and Insolvency Courts, as follows: 

For the salaries of judges of probate of the several 

counties, a sum not exceeding one hundred eleven 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 

For pensions of retired judges, a sum not exceeding 

ten thousand five hundred dollars 
For the compensation of judges of probate when 
acting outside their own counties for other judges 
of probate, a sum not exceeding eighty-five hun- 
dred dollars ....... 



Justices of 
District Courts 

$13,600 00 Superior Court. 



2,500 00 



6,000 00 
$22,100 00 



Judicial 
Council. 



$3,000 00 



3,500 00 



$6,500 00 




$3,000 00 


Administrative 
Committee of 
District Courts. 


111,500 00 


Probate and 

Insolvency 

Courts. 


10,500 00 





8,500 00 



126 



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Probate and 

Insolvency 

Courts. 



Item 

57 



58 



59 



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



60 
61 
62 
63 
64 
65 
66 
67 
68 
69 
70 
71 
72 



District 
Attorneys. 



73 



74 



75 



76 



For expense.s of judges of probate when acting out- 
side their own counties for other judges of probate, 
as authorized by section forty of chapter two hun- 
dred and seventeen of the General Laws, as 
amended by chapter three hundred and eighty- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three and by chapter three hundred and seventy- 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars 

For the salaries of registers of the several covmties, 
a sum not exceeding fifty-nine thousand five 
hundred and seventy-five dollars 

For the salaries of assistant registers, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-six thousand seven hundred and 
eighty-five dollars . . . . • . 



$300 00 



59,575 00 



Total 



66,785 00 
. $257,160 00 



For clerical assistance to Registers of the several 
counties, as follows: 

Barnstable, a sum not exceeding twenty-four hun- 
dred and sixty dollars . . . . $2,460 00 

Berkshire, a sum not exceeding thirty-six hundred 

and sixty dollars ...... 3,660 00 

Bristol, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand four 

hundred dollars ...... 12,400 00 

Dukes county, a sum not exceeding nine hundred 

and sixty dollars ...... 960 00 

Essex, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand two 

hundred and seventy dollars .... 15,270 00 

Franklin, a sum not exceeding ten hundred and 

fifty dollars . . ... . . 1,050 00 

Hampden, a sum not exceeding eighty-three hun- 
dred dollars 8,300 00 

Hampshire, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 

and thirty dollars ...... 1,530 00 

Middlesex, a sum not exceeding forty-seven thou- 
sand dollars . 47,000 00 

Norfolk, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand four 

hundred and seventy-five dollars . . . 11,475 00 

Plymouth, a sum not exceeding thirty-nine hun- 
dred dollars 3,900 00 

Suffolk, a sum not exceeding sixty-one thousand 

dollars . ... . . 61,000 00 

Worcester, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand 
two hundred and thirty dollars, provided that the 
cost of photostatic service may be paid from this 
item 16,230 00 

Total $185,235 00 

District Attorneys, as follows: 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the Suffolk district, a sum not exceeding 
sixty thousand dollars . . . . $60,000 00 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the northern district, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four thousand dollars .... 24,000 00 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the eastern district, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars 15,000 00 

For the salaries of the district attorney, deputy 
district attorney and assistants for the south- 
eastern district, a sum not exceeding fifteen thou- 
sand six hundred dollars ..... 15,600 00 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



127 



Item 

77 
78 
79 
80 
81 



For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the southern district, a sum not exceed- 
ing ten thousand four hundred dollars 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the middle district, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars ..... 

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

For the salary of the district attorney for the north- 
western district, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For traveling expenses necessarily incurred by the 
district attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, 
a sum not exceeding ninety-five hundred dollars 

Total 



District 
Attorneys. 



$10,400 00 



15.000 00 



8,400 00 



3,000 00 



9,500 00 
$160,900 00 



Service of the Land Court. 

82 For the salaries of the judge, associate judges, the 

recorder and court officer, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-eight thousand eight hundred dollars 

83 For engineering, clerical and other personal services, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand six 
hundred dollars . . . . . . 

84 For personal services in the examination of titles, 

for publishing and serving citations and other 
services, traveling expenses, supplies and office 
equipment, and for the preparation of sectional 
plans showing registered land, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-five thousand dollars 

Total 



Land Court. 



$38,800 00 



37,600 00 



25,000 00 
$101,400 00 



Service of the Commission on Probation. 

85 For personal services of the deputy commissioner, 

clerks and stenographers, a sum not exceeding 
forty thousand three hundred dollars 

86 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding forty- 
eight hundred dollars ..... 

Total 



Commission 
on Probation. 



$40,300 00 



4,800 00 
$45,100 00 



Service of the Board of Bar Examiners. 

87 For personal services of the members of the board, 

a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars 

88 For other .services, including printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses, office supphes and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight 
hundred dollars ...... 

Total 



Board of Bar 
[ 1,000 00 Examiners. 



3,800 00 



$14,800 00 



Service of the Executive Department. 

89 For the salary of the governor, the sum of ten 

thousand dollars ...... 

90 For the salary of the lieutenant governor, the sum 

of four thousand dollars . . 

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

eight thousand dollars ..... 



Executive 
$10,000 00 Department. 

4,000 00 

8,000 00 



128 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Executive 
Department. 



Item 

92 For the salaries of officers and employees of the de- 

partment, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand 

dollars $30,000 00 

93 For travel and expenses of the lieutenant governor 

and council from and to their homes, a sum not 

exceeding one thousand dollars . . . 1,000 00 

94 For postage, printing, office and other contingent 

expenses, including travel of the governor, a 

sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars . 11,000 00 

95 For postage, printing, stationery, traveling and con- 

tingent expenses of the governor and council, 
a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars . 3,000 00 

90 For expenses incurred in the arrest of fugitives 
from justice, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars . . 1,000 00 

97 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 . . 100,000 00 

98 For the purchase of a portrait of a former governor, 

as authorized Ijy section nineteen of chapter eight 
of the General Laws, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars 3,000 00 

Total $171,000 00 



Adjutant 
General. 



Service of the Adjutant General. 

99 For the salary of the adjutant general, a sum not 

exceeding forty-one hundred dollars . . $4,100 00 

100 For personal services of office assistants, including 

services for the preparation of records of Massa- 
chusetts soldiers and sailors who served in the 
Civil War, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thou- 
sand five hundred dollars .... 35,500 00 

101 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, and for necessary office supplies and ex- 
penses, a sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred 
dollars . . 7,500 00 

102 For expenses of delegates attending the national 

guard convention, for expenses of the party at- 
tending the inauguration exercises at Washing- 
ton, and for expenses not otherwise provided for 
in connection with military matters and accounts, 
a simi not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars 7,500 00 

Total $54,600 00 



Service of the Militia. 

Militia. 103 For allowances to companies and other adminis- 

trative units, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty-four thousand dollars .... $154,000 00 

104 For certain allowances for national guard officers, as 

authorized by paragraph (d) of section one hun- 
dred and forty-five of chapter thirty-three of the 
General Laws, as appearing in chapter four hun- 
dred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four, as amended, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-two thousand dollars . . . 22,000 00 

105 For pay and transportation of certain boards, a sum 

* not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . . 2,500 00 

106 For pay and expenses of certain camps of instruction, 

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



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



129 



Item 

107 For pay and transportation in making inspections 

and surveys, and for escort duty, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars .... 

108 For transportation of officers and non-commissioned 

officers for attendance at military meetings, a 
sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars 

109 For transportation to and from regimental and 

battalion drills, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

110 For transportation when appearing for examination, 

a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars . 

111 For expenses of rifle practice, a sum not exceeding 

eighteen thousand dollars .... 

112 For compensation, transportation and expenses in 

the preparation for camp duty maneuvers, a sum 
not exceeding thirty thousand dollars 

113 For maintenance of horses, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-seven thousand six hundred dollars 

114 For incidental and maintenance expenses of division 

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

115 For compensation for special and miscellaneous duty, 

a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand seven 
hundred dollars ...... 

116 For compensation for accidents and injuries sus- 

tained in the performance of military duty, a 
sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars 

117 To cover certain small claims for damages to private 

property arising from military maneuvers, a sum 
not exceeding five hundred dollars 

118 For expenses of organizing and maintaining an aero 

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

119 For premiums on bonds for officers, a sum not 

exceeding fourteen hundred and fifty dollars 

120 For instruction in military authority, organization 

and administration, and in the elements of mili- 
tary art, a sum not exceeding seventy-eight hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

Total . . . ... 

Service of Special Military Expenses. 

121 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 

122 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 ex- 
ceeding twelve hundred dollars 

123 For the expense of obtaining from the War De- 

partment at Washington, D. C, copies of certain 
records, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 
123a For the expense of obtaining from the Navy De- 
partment at Washington, D. C, copies of certain 
records, a sum not exceeding seven hundred dollars 

Total 

» 
Service of the State Quartermaster. 

124 For personal services of the state quartermaster, 

superintendent of armories, superintendent of 
arsenal and certain other employees of the state 
quartermaster, a sum not exceeding twenty thou- 
sand five hundred dollars .... 



Militia. 



$5,000 00 

6,500 00 

3,000 00 

200 00 

18,000 00 

30,000 00 
27,600 00 

2,500 00 

13,700 00 

10,000 00 

500 00 

3,000 00 
1,450 00 

7,800 00 
$313,750 00 

$200 00 

1,200 00 

1,000 00 

700 00 
$3,100 00 



Special Military 
Expenses. 



State Quarter- 
master. 



$20,500 00 



130 



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State Quarter- 
master. 



Item 

125 



126 



127 



128 



129 
130 



131 



132 



133 



134 



135 



13fi 



State Surgeon. 137 



138 



State Judge 
Advocate. 



Commission 
on Adminis- 
tration and 
Finance. 



139 



140 



141 



For expert assistance, the employment of which may 
be exempt from civil service rules, in the dis- 
bursement of certain money to the officers and 
enlisted men of the militia for compensation and 
allowances, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 
dollars ........ 

For the salaries of armorers and assistant armorers of 
first class armories, and acting superintendent 
of armories, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
thirty-three thousand eight hundred dollars 

For clerical and other expenses for the office of the 
property and disbursing officer, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-five hundred dollars . 

For certain incidental military expenses of the 
quartermaster's dej^artment, a sum not exceeding 
eight hundred and fifty dollars .... 

For office and general supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars 

For the care and maintenance of the camp ground 
and buildings at Framingham, a sum not exceed- 
ing one thousand dollars ..... 

For the maintenance of armories of the first class, 
including the purchase of certain furniture, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred sixty thousand dollars 

For reimbursement for rent and maintenance of 
armories of the second and third classes, a sum 
not exceeding nine thousand dollars . 

For allowances for a mechanic for each battery of 
field artillery, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand six hundred dollars .... 

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 six hundred dollars .... 

For expense of maintaining and operating certain 
trucks, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred 
dollars ........ 

For expense of maintaining and operating the Camp 
Curtis Guild rifle range, a sum not exceeding six- 
teen thousand one hundred and fifty dollars 

Total 

Service of the State Surgeon. 

For personal services of the state surgeon and regu- 
lar assistants, a sum not exceeding sixty-nine 
hundred dollars ...... 

For services other than personal, and for necessary 
medical and office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding three thousand dollars 

For the examination of recruits, a sum not exceed- 
ing ten thousand dollars ..... 

Total 

Service of the State Judge Advocate. 

For compensation of the state judge advocate, as 
provided by law, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
hundred dollars ...... 



$1,200 00 

133,800 00 

7,500 00 

850 00 
12,000 00 

1,000 00 

160,000 00 

9,000 00 

17,600 00 

13,600 00 

2,500 00 

16,150 00 
$395,700 00 

$6,900 00 

3,000 00 

10,000 00 

$19,900 00 

$1,500 00 



Service of the Commission on Administration and Finance. 

For personal services of the commissioners, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand six hundred 
eight dollars and eighty-seven cents . . . $25,608 87 



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131 



Item 
142 

143 

144 



For personal services of assistants and employees, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred seventy-three 
thousand dollars ...... 

For other expenses incidental to the duties of the 
commission, a sum not exceeding twenty-four 
thousand dollars ...... 

For expenses of certain studies relative to the future 
building construction needs of the commonwealth, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars 

Total 



Commission 
on Adminis- 

$173,000 00 rfni'!"*^ 



24,000 00 



2,500 00 
$225,108 87 



Purchase of paper: 
145 P'or the purcha.se of paper u.sed in the execution of the 
contracts for state printing, other than legislative, 
with the approval of the commission on adminis- 
tration and finance, a sum not exceeding fifty-five 
thousand dollars ...... 



Purchase 
of paper. 



$55,000 00 



Service oj the Armory Commissioners. 

146 For compensation of members, a sum not exceed- 

ing twenty-three hundred dollars 

147 For office and traveling expenses, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two hundred and fifty dollars 

148 For the construction, including furniture and equip- 

ment, of an armory for the National Guard, plans 
and specifications for which are to be approved 
by the governor, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred forty thousand dollars .... 



Armory Com- 
$2,300 00 missioners. 

250 00 



140,000 00 



Total . 



. $142,550 00 



149 



150 



151 



152 



153 



Service of the Commissioner of State Aid and Pensions. 

For personal services of the commissioner and 
deputy, a sum not exceeding seventy-seven hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

For personal services of agents, clerks, stenographers 
and other assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
three thousand three hundred and forty dollars 

For services other than personal, including print- 
ing the annual report, traveling exj^enses of the 
commissioner and his employees, and necessary 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars . 



Total 



For E.tpenses on Account of Wars. 



For reimbursing cities and towns for money paid 
on account of state and military aid to Massa- 
chusetts soldiers and their families, the sum of 
two hundred ten thousand dollars, the same to 
be paid on or before the fifteenth day of Novem- 
ber in the current year, in accordance with the 
provisions of existing laws relative to state and 
military aid ....... 

For the maintenance of the Soldiers' Home in Massa- 
chusetts, with the approval of the trustees thereof, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred eight thousand 
doUars ........ 



$7,700 00 



Commissioner 
of State Aid 
and Pensions. 



23,340 00 



3,800 00 



$34,840 00 






Expenses on 
Account of 
Wars. 




Reimburse- 
ment of cities 
and towns for 
state and 
military aid. 


$210,000 00 






Soldiers' Home 
in Massachu- 
setts. 



208,000 00 



132 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Memorial Park 
in St. Mihiel, 
France. 



Item 

154 



Art Com- 
mission. 



Commissioners 
on Uniform 
State Laws. 



Board of 
Appeal, etc. 



For improvements at the memorial park established 
in St. Mihiel, France, a sum not exceeding thirty 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose, 
and to be expended with the approval of a ma- 
jority of the appointees under authority of chap- 
ter forty-three of the resolves of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, after plans and specifications 
have been approved by the governor . 



Total 



$30,000 00 
$448,000 00 



Service of the Art Commission. 



155 For expenses of the commission, a sum not exceeding 

two hundred dollars $200 00 

Service of the Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. 

156 For expenses of the commissioners, a sum not exceed- 

ing seven hundred and fifty dollars . . . $750 00 

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 $200 00 



Service of the State Library. 

State Library. 158 For personal services of the Iil)rarian, a sum not 

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-five 
thousand one hundred dollars .... 35,100 00 

160 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, office supplies and equipment, 
and incidental traveling expenses, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three thousand dollars .... 3,000 00 

161 For books and other publications and things needed 

for the library, and the necessary binding and 
rebinding incidental thereto, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars ..... 15,000 00 

Total $58,100 00 

Service of the Superintendent of Buildings. 

162 For personal services of the superintendent and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding ten thousand one 
hundred and forty dollars . . . . . $10,140 00 

163 For personal services of engineers, assistant engi- 
neers, firemen and helpers in the engineer's depart- 
ment, a sum not exceeding fifty-seven thousand 
eight hundred dollars . . . . 57,800 00 

164 For personal services of watchmen and assistant 
watchmen, a sum not exceeding forty-two thou- 
sand five hundred dollars . . . . . 42,500 00 

165 For personal services of porters, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand three hundred and ten 
dollars . . ... . . 25,310 00 

166 For other personal services incidental to the care and 
maintenance of the state house, a sum not exceed- 
ing sixty-four thousand five hundred dollars . 64,500 00 



Superintendent 
of Buildings. 



Total 



$200,250 00 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



133 



Item 



167 



168 



169 



170 



171 



Other Annual Expenses: 

For contingent, office and other expenses of the Other Annual 

superintendent, a sum not exceeding three hun- Expenses, 

dred dollars $300 00 

For telephone service in the building and expenses in 
connection therewith, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
eight thousand five himdred dollars . . . 38,500 00 

For services, supplies and equipment necessary to 
furnish heat, light and power, a sum not exceeding 
forty-one thousand dollars .... 41,000 00 

For other services, supplies and equipment necessary 
for the maintenance and care of the state house 
and grounds, including repairs of furniture and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty-six thou- 
sand dollars 36,000 00 

For expenses of the preservation of battle flags in the 
state house, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 10,000 00 



Total 



. $125,800 00 



For the Maintenance of Old State 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 



Old State 
House Main- 
tenance. 



Service of the Commission on Necessaries of Life. 

173 For expenses of the commission, a sum not exceed- 
ing ninety-three hundred and fifty dollars . 



).350 00 °f li^f- 



Commission 
on Necessaries 



Service of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

174 For the salary of the secretary, the sum of six thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

175 For the salaries of officers and employees holding 

positions established by law, and other personal 
services, a sum not exceeding one hundred five 
thousand dollars ...... 

176 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, and for the ar- 
rangement and preservation of state records and 
papers, a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand 
dollars ........ 

177 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 thirty-five hundred dollars 

178 For printing registration books and blanks and in- 

dexing returns, a sum not exceeding four thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

179 For the purchase of copies of certain town records 

prior to eighteen hundred and fifty, a sum not 
exceeding eight thousand dollars 

180 For the purchase of certain supplies and equipment, 

and for other things necessary in connection with 
the reproduction of the manuscript collection 
designated "Massachusetts Archives", a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars 



Secretary of 
$6,000 00 the Common- 
wealth. 



105,000 00 



21,000 00 



3,500 00 



4,000 00 



8,000 00 



2,500 GO 



134 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Secretary of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



Item 

181 



182 



183 



184 



For the purchase and distribution of copies of cer- 
tain journals of the house of representatives of 
Massachusetts Bay from seventeen hundred and 
fifteen to seventeen hundred and eighty, inchisive, 
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 ........ 

For the purchase of ink for public records of the 
commonwealth, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For traveling expenses of the supervisor of public 
records, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

For expenses of the census division of the depart- 
ment of the secretary of the commonwealth, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred dollars 

Total 



$750 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


200 


00 


$152,950 00 



Indexing vital 
statistics. 



Indexing vital statistics: 
185 For the preparation of certain indexes of births, 
marriages and deaths, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
the amount appropriated in the preceding year 



$10,000 00 



Printing 
laws, etc. 



For printing laws, etc.: 

186 For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and 

resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 

forty-two hundred dollars . . . . $4,200 00 

187 For the printing of a cumulative index to the acts and 

resolves, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars 500 00 

188 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 

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

preme judicial court, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
two thousand seven hundred dollars . . . 32,700 00 

190 For printing and binding public documents, a sum 

not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars . . 3,500 00 

Total $46,900 00 



Election 
matters. 



For matters relating to elections: 

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 one 
thousand dollars $1,000 00 

192 For furnishing cities and towns with ballot boxes, 

and for repairs to the same, a sum not exceeding 

one thousand dollars ..... 1,000 00 

193 For the purchase of apparatus to be used at polling 

places in the canvass and counting of votes, a 

sum not exceeding five hundred dollars . . 500 00 

194 For administering the law to permit absent voters 

to vote at state elections, a sum not exceeding 

five hundred dollars ..... 500 00 

195 For expenses of supplying registrars of voters with 

copies of extracts from the constitution, a sum 

not exceeding two thousand dollars . . . 2,000 00 



Total 



$5,000 00 



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135 



Item 

Medical Examiners' Fees: 
196 For medical examiners' fees, as provided by law, 

a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 



I f\f\n nn Medical Exam- 
1,000 00 iners' Fees. 



Service of the Treasurer and Receiver-General. 

197 For the salary of the treasurer and receiver-general, 

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

198 For salaries of officers and employees holding posi- 

tions established bj' law and additional clerical 
and other assistance, a sum not exceeding fortj^- 
eight thousand four hundred dollars . . . 48,400 00 

199 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand eight hundred dollars . 10,800 00 

Total $65,200 00 



Treasurer and 
Receiver- 
General. 



Commissioners on Firemen's Relief: 

200 For relief disbursed, with the approval of the com- 

missioners on firemen's relief, subject to the pro- 
visions of law, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 

201 For expenses of administration by the commissioners 

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

Total 



Commissionera 
on Firemen's 
Relief. 



$17,500 00 



500 00 



$18,000 00 



Payments to Soldiers: 

202 For expenses of administering certain laws relating 

to payments in recognition of military service in 
the world war, a sum not exceeding thirty-three 
hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid from the re- 
ceipts from taxes levied under authority of chap- 
ters two hundred and eighty-three and three 
hundred and forty-two of the General Acts of 
nineteen hundred and nineteen 

203 For making pa5'ments to soldiers in recognition of 

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

204 For payments to soldiers and sailors in the volunteer 

service of the United States during the Spanish- 
American war, and to certain of their dependents, 
as authorized by section one of chapter five hun- 
dred an"d sixty-one of the acts of eighteen hun- 
dred and ninety-eight, as amended by section one 
of chapter four hundred and seventy-one of the 
acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred dollars 

Total 



Payments to 
Soldiers. 



$3,350 00 



15,000 00 



200 00 



$18,550 00 



State Board of Retirement: 

205 For personal services in the administrative office 

of the state board of retirement, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand one hundred dollars . . $10,100 00 

206 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, and for office supplies and equipment, a 

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



State Board 
of Retirement. 



136 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



State Board 
of Retirement. 



Item 

207 



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 sixtj'-one thousand five hundred dollars . $161,500 00 

Total $176,400 00 



Special Fund. 

Special Fund. 208 For the reduction of the direct debt, so-called, of 
the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars, for which 
purpose the state treasurer is hereby authorized 
and directed to purchase for not more than the 
par value, and thereafter cancel, certain bonds 
becoming due and maturing at a time later than 
the present fiscal year and issued for any of the 
following loan accounts : — armory, development 
of the Port of Boston, harbor improvement, prisons 
and hospitals, including hospitals for consump- 
tives, hospital for epileptics, and Medfield in- 
sane asylum, and state house construction . 



$250,000 00 



Requirements 209 
for Extinguish- 
ing State Debt. 



Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt. 

For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial 
bonds maturing during the present year, the sum 
of one million one hundred forty-two thousand 
seventeen 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 the Highway 
Fund, the sum of three hundred sixty-three thou- 
sand seventeen dollars and fifty cents; from the 
balance of the receipts of the sale of the Boston 
dry dock, two hundred fifty thousand dollars; 
from the balance of the receipts of the sale of bonds 
for the defence of the commonwealth, sixty-five 
thousand six hundred ten dollars and thirty-six 
cents; and the remainder from the general fund $1,142,017 49 



Interest on 
Public Debt. 



Interest on the Public Debt. 

210 For the payment of interest on the direct debt and 
temporary loans of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding one millipn dollars, of which sum three 
hundred sixty-two thousand six hundred fifty-one 
dollars and twenty-five cents shall be paid from 
the Highway Fund $1,000,000 00 



Auditor of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



Service of the Auditor of the Commonivealth. 

212 For the salary of the auditor, the sum of six thousand 

dollars $6,000 00 

213 For personal services of deputies and other assist- 

ants, a sum not exceeding forty-four thousand 

five hundred dollars 44,500 00 

214 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty-six hundred dollars .... 5,600 00 



Total 



$56,100 00 



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137 



Item 
215 

216 



217 



218 



219 



Service of the Attorney General's Department. 

For the salary of the attorney general, the sum of 
eight thousand dollars ..... 

For the compensation of assistants in his office, and 
for such other legal and personal services as may 
be required, a sum not exceeding eighty-nine 
thousand dollars ...... 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing nine thousand dollars ..... 

For the settlement of certain small claims, as au- 
thorized by section three A of chapter twelve of 
the General Laws, inserted by chapter three hun- 
dred and ninety-five of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-four, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars ...... 

For services of the special attorney appointed to 
conduct certain cases relative to electric light rates, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars 

Total 



Attorney 
5,000 00 g-|£ent. 



89,000 00 



9,000 00 



5,000 00 



25,000 00 
$136,000 00 



Service of the Department of Agriculture. 

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

ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

221 For personal services of clerks and stenographers, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand dollars 

222 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 

not exceeding twelve hundred dollars 

223 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, office supplies and equipment, and print- 
ing and furnishing trespass posters, a sum not 
exceeding eighty-eight hundred dollars 

224 For compensation and expenses of members of the 

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

225 For services and expenses of apiary inspection, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars 

Division of Dairying and Animal Husbandry: 

226 For personal services, a sum not exceeding ninety- 

seven hundred dollars ..... 

227 For other expenses, including the enforcement of the 

dairy laws of the commonwealth, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-eight hundred dollars 

Division of Plant Pest Control : 

228 For personal services, a sum not exceeding eleven 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 

229 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding sixty-three 

hundred dollars ...... 

Division of Ornithology: 

230 For personal services, a sum not exceeding thirty- 

eight hundred dollars ..... 

231 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding five hundred 

dollars ........ 

232 For the purchase of certain manuscript necessary for 

the preparation and printing of the third volume 
of the report on birds of the commonwealth, a sum 
not exceeding seven hundred dollars . 



Department 
$6,000 00 of Agriculture. 

22,000 00 
1,200 00 



8,800 00 

2,000 00 
2,500 00 



Division of 
Q 700 no Dairying and 
y,/UU UU Animal Hus- 
bandry. 

4,800 00 



Division of 
11,500 00 Plant Pest 
' Control. 

6,300 00 



Division of 
3,800 00 Ornithology. 

500 00 



700 00 



138 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Division of 
Markets. 



Division of 
Reclamation, 
Soil Survey 
and Fairs. 



Item 



233 
234 



235 
236 
237 



Specials. 



238 



239 



240 



Division of Markets: 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding twenty 

thousand seven hundred dollars . . . $20,700 00 

For other expenses, a sum not exceeding fifty-one 

hundred dollars 5,100 00 

Division of Reclamation, Soil Survey and Fairs: 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 12,500 00 
For travel and other expenses, a sum not exceeding 

sixty-four hundred dollars .... 6,400 00 

For state prizes and agricultural exhibits, a sum 
not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, the same to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for this purpose, and any unexpended 
balance remaining at the end of the current fiscal 
year may be used in the succeeding year . . 30,000 00 

Specials: 

For work in protecting the pine trees of the com- 
monwealth from white pine bUster 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 nineteen thousand dollars . . . 19,000 00 

For quarantine and other expenses in connection 
with the work of suppression of the European corn- 
borer, so-called, a sum not exceeding seven thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 7,000 00 

For quarantine and other expenses in connection 
with the work of suppression of the Japane.se 
beetle, so-called, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars 5,000 00 

Total $185,500 00 



State Reclama- 
tion Board. 



Service of State Reclamation Board. 

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



$2,500 00 



Department of 
Conservation. 



Service of the Department of Conservation. 

Administration : 

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

ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

243 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 

not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars 



$6,000 00 
250 00 



Total $6,250 00 

Division of Forestry: 
Division of 244 For personal services of office assistants, a sum not 
Forestry. exceeding thirteen thousand three hundred dollars $13,300 00 

245 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 . . . 5,000 00 

246 For the salaries and expenses of foresters and for 

nece.ssary labor, supplies and equipment in main- 
taining forest tree nurseries, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand dollars ..... 13,000 00 



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139 



Item 

247 



248 



249 



250 



251 
252 



253 

254 
255 



256 
257 
258 

259 



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

For aiding towns in the purchase of equipment for 
extinguishing forest fires and for making protec- 
tive belts or zones as a defence against forest fires, 
for the present 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 sura not exceeding sixty- 
three 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 sixty-five 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 cur- 
rent 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 for the maintenance of nurseries for the grow- 
ing of seedlings for the planting of state forests, as 
authorized by section thirty-six of chapter one 
hundred and thirty-two of the General Laws, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred fifty thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for this purpose, and any 
unexpended balance remaining at the end of the 
current fiscal year may be used in the succeeding 
year . . . . . . 

For the maintenance of the Standish monument 
reservation, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ........ 

For the maintenance of Mount Grace state forest, 
a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars 

For reimbursement to certain towns, as authorized 
by section twenty-four of chapter forty-eight of 
the General Laws, as amended, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-five hundred dollars 

Total 

Division of Fisheries and Game : 

For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 
four thousand dollars ..... 

For personal services of office assistants, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand one hundred dollars 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses and neces- 
sary office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars 

For expenses of exhibitions and other measures 1o 
increase the interest of the public in the protection 
and propagation of fish and game, a sum nc t 
exceeding one thousand dollars 



Division of 
Forestry. 



$4,500 00 



2,000 00 



63,000 00 



65,000 00 
25,000 00 



150,000 00 

2,000 00 
500 00 

2,500 00 
$345,800 00 



Division of 
$4,000 00 Fisheries 
and Game. 

10.100 00 



7,500 00 
1,000 00 



140 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Enforcement 
of laws. 



Biological 
work. 



Propagation of 264 
game birds, etc. 



Damages by- 
wild deer and 
wild moose. 



Protection of 
wild life. 



Item 

Enforcement of laws : 

260 For personal services of fish and game wardens, a 

sum not exceeding sixty-seven thousand six hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

261 For traveling expenses of fish and game wardens, 

and for other expenses necessary for the enforce- 
ment of the laws, a sum not exceeding forty thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

Biological work: 

262 For personal services to carry on biological work, a 

sum not exceeding fifty-four hundred and fifty 
dollars ........ 

263 For traveling and other expenses of the biologist and 

his assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars ...... 

Propagation of game birds, etc.: 
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 one 
hundred thousand dollars .... 

Damages by wild deer and wild moose : 

265 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 
thirteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars . 

Protection of wild life: 

266 For expenses incurred in the protection of certain 

wild life, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven hun- 
dred dollars ....... 



Marine 
fisheries. 



Enforcement 
of shellfish 
laws. 



Specials. 



Bounty 
on seals. 



Marine fisheries: 

267 For personal services for regulating the sale and cold 

storage of fresh food fish, a sum not exceeding 
eleven thousand one hundred dollars . 

268 For other expenses for regulating the sale and cold 

storage of fresh food fish, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-six hundred dollars .... 

Enforcement of shellfish laws : 

269 For personal services for the enforcement of laws 

relative to shellfish, a sum not exceeding eleven 
thousand two hundred and fifty dollars 

270 For other expenses for the enforcement of laws 

relative to shellfish, a sum not exceeding seven 
thousand dollars ...... 

271 For expenses of purchasing lobsters, subject to the 

conditions imposed by chapter two hundred and 
sixty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars ........ 

Total 

Specials : 

272 For improvements and additions at fish hatcheries 

and game farms, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose 

Bounty on seals: 

273 For bounties on seals, a sum not exceeding eight 

hundred dollars . . . 



$67,600 00 
40,000 00 

5,450 00 
2,500 00 

100,000 00 

13,250 00 

3,700 00 

11,100 00 
3,600 00 

11,250 00 
7,000 00 

10,000 00 
$298,050 00 

$10,000 00 
800 00 



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141 



Item 



274 
275 



276 



277 



278 



279 



280 



Division of Animal Industry: 

For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars .... 

For personal services of clerks and stenographers, 
a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand five hun- 
dred dollars ........ 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses of the di- 
rector, and office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding six thousand dollars 

For personal services of veterinarians and agents en- 
gaged in the work of extermination of contagious 
diseases among domestic animals, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-three thousand 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 
veterinary supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-three hundred dollars 

For reimbursement of owners of tubercular cattle 
killed, as authorized by section twelve A of chap- 
ter one hundred and twenty-nine of the General 
Laws, inserted by section one of chapter three 
hundred and four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four, and in accordance with certain 
provisions of law and agreements made under 
authority of section thirty-three of said chapter 
one hundred and twenty-nine, as amended, during 
the present and previous year, a sum not exceed- 
ing two hundred thousand dollars, the same to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose, and any unexpended 
balance remaining at the end of the current fiscal 
year may be used in the succeeding year . 

Total 



«„ ../^/^ n^ Division of 
$3,500 00 Animal 

Industry. 

13,500 00 



6,000 00 



53,000 00 



22,000 00 



6,300 00 



200,000 00 



$304,300 00 



Reimbursement of towns for inspectors of animals : 
281 For the reimbursement of certain towns for com- 
pensation paid to inspectors of animals, a sum 
not exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars 



Reimburse- 
ment of towns 



$5,500 00 ^7anTris°" 



Service of the Department oj Banking and Insurance. 



Division of Banks: 

282 For the salary of the commissioner, the sum of six 

thousand dollars ...... 

283 For services of deputy, directors, examiners and 

assistants, clerks, stenographers and experts, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred fifty-seven thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

284 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty-three 
thousand dollars ...... 

Total 



Department of 
$6,000 00 Banking and 
Insurance. 



Division 
of Banks. 



257,000 GO 



63,000 00 
$326,000 00 



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Supervisor of 
Loan Agencies. 



Item 



285 



286 



Supervisor of Loan Agencies: 

For personal services of supervisor and assistants, 
a sum not exceeding ninety-five hundred and 
seventy dollars . . . . . . $9,570 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding twelve hundred dollars . . . 1,200 00 

Total $10,770 00 



Division of 
Insurance. 



Division of Insurance: 

287 For salary of the commissioner, a sum not exceeding 

six thousand dollars $6,000 00 

288 For other personal services of the division, including 

expenses of the board of appeal and certain other 
costs of supervising motor vehicle liability in- 
surance, a sum not exceeding one hundred sixty 
thousand dollars, of which sum not more than 
twenty-eight thousand dollars may be charged 
to the Highway Fund . . . . . 160,000 00 

289 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-eight thousand five hundred dollars . 38,500 00 

290 (This item omitted.) 



Total 



. $204,500 00 



Board of 
Appeal on 
Fire In- 
surance Rates. 

Division of 
Savings Bank 
Life Insurance. 



Board of Appeal on Fire Insurance Rates : 

291 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred dollars $200 00 

Division of Savings Bank Life Insurance: 

292 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars 25,000 00 

293 For publicity, including traveling expenses of one 

person, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars 2,000 00 

294 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report and traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty-five hun- 
dred dollars . . . . . . . 6,500 00 

295 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 $36,700 00 



Department of 
Corporations 
and Taxation. 

Corporation 
and Tax 
Divisions. 



Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation. 

Corporation and Tax Divisions: 

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

ceeding seventy-five hundred dollars . . . $7,500 00 

297 For the salaries of certain positions filled by the 

commissioner, with the approval of the governor 
and council, and for additional clerical and other 
assistance, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
five thousand dollars, of which sum not more than 
twenty thousand dollars may be charged to the 
Highway Fund to cover the estimated cost of 
collection of the gasoline tax, so-called . . 205,000 00 

298 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding nine 

thousand dollars 9,000 00 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



143 



Item 

299 



For other services and for necessary office supplies 
and equipment, and for printing the annual re- 
port, other publications and valuation books, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-nine thousand four 
hundred dollars ...... 

Total 



Corporation 
and Tax 
Uivisions. 



$39,400 00 
$260,900 00 



Income Ta.x Division (the three following ap- 
propriations are to be made from the receipts 
from the income tax) : 

300 For personal services of the deputy, assistants, 

assessors, assistant assessors, clerks, stenographers 
and other necessary assistants, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four hundred five thousand dollars 

301 For traveling expenses of members of the division, 

a sum not e.xceeding ten thousand dollars . 

302 For services other than personal, and for office 

supphes and equipment, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred twenty-eight thousand dollars 

Total 



Income Tax 
Division. 



$405,000 00 

10,000 00 

128,000 00 
$543,000 00 



Division of Accounts: 

303 For personal services, a sum not exceeding sixty- 

nine thousand five hundred dollars 

304 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding thirteen 

thousand dollars . . . . . . 

305 For services and expenses of auditing and installing 

systems of mvmicipal accounts, the cost of which 
is to be assessed upon the municipalities for which 
the work is done, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty-one thousand dollars .... 

306 For the expenses 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 sixteen thousand 
dollars ........ 

Total 



Division of 
$69,500 00 Accounts. 

13,000 00 



151,000 00 



16,000 00 



$249,500 00 



Reimbursement for loss of taxes: 
307 For reimbursing cities and towns for loss of taxes on 
land used for state institutions and certain other 
state activities, as certified by the commissioner 
of corporations and taxation for the fiscal year 
ending November thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding one hundred six 
thousand seven hundred dollars 



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



$106,700 00 



Service of the Deparlmeiit of Education. 

308 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not 

exceeding nine thousand dollars 

309 For personal services of officers, agents, clerks, 

stenographers and other assistants, but not in- 
cluding those employed in university extension 
work, a sum not exceeding ninety- two thousand 
five hundred dollars ..... 

310 For traveling expenses of members of the advisory 

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



Department 
$9,000 00 of Education. 



92,500 00 



8,500 00 



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Department 
of Education. 



Item 

311 For services other than personal, necessary office 

supphes, and for printing the annual report and 
bulletins as provided by law, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirteen thousand eight hundred dollars . $13,800 00 

312 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 

313 For printing school registers and other school blanks 

for cities and towns, a sum not exceeding three 

thousand dollars . . . . . . 3,000 00 

314 For assisting small towns in providing themselves 

with school superintendents, as provided by law, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred one thousand 
dollars ........ 101,000 00 

315 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 ninety thousand dollars . . 190,000 00 

316 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 
eighty-five thousand dollars .... 185,000 00 

317 For the reimbursement of certain cities and towns 

for a part of the expense of maintaining agricul- 
tural and industrial vocational schools, as pro- 
vided by law, a sum not exceeding one million 
three hundred eighty-six thousand eight hun- 
dred seventy-two dollars and twenty-two cents . 1,386,872 22 

318 For the promotion of vocational rehabilitation 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 

319 For aid to certain persons receiving instruction in 

the courses for vocational rehabilitation, as au- 
thorized by section twenty-two B of chapter 
seventy-four of the General Laws, inserted by 
chapter four hundred and thirty-four of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, a sum 
not exceeding three thousand dollars . . 3,000 00 

320 For the education of deaf and blind pupils of the 

commonwealth, as provided by section twenty- 
six of chapter sixty-nine of the General Laws, a 
sum not exceeding three hundred eighty-five thou- 
sand dollars . . . . . . . 385,000 00 

321 For expenses of holding teachers' institutes, a sum 

not exceeding three thousand dollars . . 3,000 00 

322 For aid to certain pupils in normal schools, under 

the direction of the department of education, a 

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

323 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 thirty- 
one thousand six hundred dollars . . . 31,600 00 

Total $2,433,072 22 



English-speak- 
ing Classes 
for Adults. 



English-speaking Classes for Adults: 
324 For personal services of administration, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand nine hundred dollars . 



$10,900 00 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



145 



Item 
325 

326 



327 



328 



329 
330 



331 



332 



333 



334 
335 



336 



337 
338 



339 



For other expenses of administration, a sum not 
exceeding four thousand dollars 

For reimbursement of certain cities and towns, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred fif tj'-five thousand 
dollars ........ 

Total 

University Extension Courses: 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred thirty-three thousand eight hundred 

dollars ........ 

For other expenses, a sum not exceeding forty-one 

thousand dollars ...... 

Total 

Division of Immigration and Americanization: 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
nine thousand six hundred dollars 
For other expenses, a sum not exceeding eighty-four 
hundred dollars ...... 

Total 

Division of Public Libraries: 

For personal services of regular agents and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
three hundred and thirty dollars 

For other services, including printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses, necessary office supplies 
and expenses incidental to the aiding of public 
libraries, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand 
three hundred dollars ..... 

Total 

Division of the BUnd: 

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 forty-three thou- 
sand eight hundred dollars .... 

For the maintenance of local shops, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-eight thousand dollars 

For maintenance of ^^'oolson House industries, so- 
called, to be expended under the authority of said 
division, a sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand 
five hundred dollars ..... 

For the maintenance of certain industries for men, 
to be expended under the authority of said divi- 
sion, a sum not exceeding one hundred sixty 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 

For instruction of the adult blind in their homes, a 
sum not exceeding sixteen thousand dollars 

For expenses of providing sight-saving classes, with 
the approval of the division of the blind, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen thousand five hundred dollars . 

For aiding the adult Wind, subject to the conditions 
provided by law, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars 

Total 



$4,000 00 


English-speak- 
ing Classes 
for Adults. 


155,000 00 




$169,900 00 






University Ex- 
tension Courses. 


$133,800 00 




41,000 00 




$174,800 00 




$39,600 00 
8,400 00 


Division of 
Immigration 
and Ameri- 4 
canization. 


$48,000 00 




$12,330 00 


Division of 

Public 

Libraries. 



14,300 00 
$26,630 00 



Division of 
the Bhnd. 



$43,800 00 

78,000 00 

32,500 00 

160,500 00 
16,000 00 

15,500 00 

137,500 00 
$483,800 00 



146 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Teachers' 

Retirement 

Board. 



Item 



340 
341 



342 
343 



Teachers' Retirement Board: 

For personal services of employees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eleven thousand three hundred dollars . $11,300 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses and office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two hundred dollars .... 2,200 00 

For payment of pensions to retired teachers, a sum 

not exceeding six hundred thousand dollars . 600,000 00 

For reimbursement of certain cities and towns for 
pensions to retired teachers, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred fifty-eight thousand eight hundred 
ten dollars and forty-two cents .... 158,810 42 



Massachusetts 

Nautical 

School. 



Total $772,310 42 

Massachusetts Nautical School: 

344 For personal services of the secretary and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding forty-six hundred 

and seventy dollars ..... $4,670 00 

345 For services other than regular clerical services, in- 

cluding printing the annual report, rent, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-three hundred dollars .... 2,300 00 

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

not exceeding eighty-nine thousand seven hundred 

and thirty dollars 89,730 00 

Total $96,700 00 



Maintenance 
and improve- 
ment of state 
normal schools. 



Bridgewater 347 

normal school. 



Fitchburg 
normal school. 



348 
349 
350 
351 



Framingham o-n 
normal school. "'^'^ 



353 

Hyannis 354 

normal school. 

355 
356 



Lowell 
normal school. 

North Adams 
normal ecbooJ. 



357 
358 



For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the state normal schools, and the 
boarding halls attached thereto, with the ap- 
proval of the commissioner of education, as 
follows : 

Bridgewater normal school, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred fifty-three thousand one hundred dollars $153,100 00 

Bridgewater normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding eighty thousand dollars . . . 80,000 00 

Fitchburg normal school, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred sixty-five thousand seven hundred dollars 165,700 00 

Fitchburg normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding forty-eight thousand dollars . . 48,000 00 

For the cost of replacing the electric wiring in a 
certain dormitory at the Fitchburg normal school, 
a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars . . 6,000 00 

Framingham normal school, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred sixty-seven thousand nine hundred and 
fifty dollars . . . . . . . 167,950 00 

Framingham normal school boarding hall, a sum 
not exceeding eighty-eight thousand two hundred 
dollars . 88,200 00 

Hyannis normal school, a sum not exceeding sixty 

thousand three hundred and twenty-five dollars . 60,325 00 

Hyannis normal school boarding hall, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-four thousand five hundred dollars 34,500 00 

For expenses of renovating and constructing an 
addition to the kitchen facilities at the Hyannis 
normal school, a sum not exceeding fifteen thou- 
sand dollars ....... 15,000 00 

Lowell normal school, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
eight thousand four hundred and fifty dollars . 78,450 00 

North Adams normal school, a sum not exceeding 
ninety thousand two hundred and fifty dollars . 90,250 00 



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147 



Item 

359 
360 



361 
362 



363 



364 
365 
366 



North Adams normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-two thousand dollars 

Salem normal school, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred eleven thousand seven hundred and seventy- 
five dollars ....... 

Westfield normal school, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
one thousand two hundred dollars . 

Westfield normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding twenty thousand two hundred dollars . 

Worcester normal school, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-five thousand seven hundred and fifty dol- 
lars ........ 

Worcester normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding nine thousand dollars 

Massachusetts School of Art, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred six thousand seven hundred dollars . 

For the cost of completing the new building for the 
Massachusetts School of Art, as authorized by 
item three hundred and seventy-three of chapter 
one hundred and twenty-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-eight, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four hundred and fifty thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose 



North Adams 
$32,000 00 normal school. 

Salem normal 
school. 

00 

Westfield 
00 normal school. 



111,775 
81,200 
20,200 

95,750 

9,000 

106,700 



Worcester 
normal school. 



00 

00 
00 

Massachusetts 
00 School of Art. 



450,000 00 



Total 



$1,894,100 00 



Textile Schools: 

367 For the maintenance of the Bradford Durfee textile 

school of Fall River, a sum not exceeding seventy 
thousand and fifty 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 ..... 

368 For the maintenance of the Lowell textile institute, 

a sum not exceeding one hundred sixty-five thou- 
sand one hundred dollars, of which sum ten thou- 
sand 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 ........ 

369 For the maintenance of the New Bedford textile 

school, a sum not exceeding seventy-five thousand 
two hundred 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 taxation the said sum of 
ten thousand dollars ..... 

Total 

Massachusetts Agricultural College: 

370 For maintenance and current expenses, a sum not 

exceeding nine hundred ninety-two thousand six 
hundred and ten dollars ..... 

371 For an emergency fund to meet the needs of harvest- 

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



Bradford Dur- 
fee textile school 
of Fall River. 



$70,050 00 



Lowell textile 
institute. 



165,100 00 



New Bedford 
textile school. 



75,200 00 
$310,350 00 



$992,610 00 



Massachusetts 

Agricultural 

College. 



5,000 00 



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Massachusetts 

Agricultural 

College. 



Item 

372 For the construction and equipment necessary for a 

building for horticultural manufactures, a sum 
not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to the unexpended balance 
remaining from item three hundred and seventy- 
nine of chapter one hundred and twenty-seven 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, 
said balance being hereby made available for the 
construction and equipment of said building for 
horticultural manufactures .... $30,000 00 

373 For the construction and equipment of an addition 

to a certain building to be used as an abattoir for 
the purpose of teaching animal husbandry, a sum 
not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars . . 14,000 00 

374 For the renovation of the dairy laboratory, a sum 

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

375 For the construction of a six-car garage, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . . 2,500 00 

376 For the construction of roads, a sum not exceeding 

ten thousand dollars 10,000 00 

377 For the construction of a poultry house and hot 

water brooder, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

and fifty dollars 2,050 00 

378 (This item omitted.) 

378a For renovating and repairing the Brooks Farm barn, 
so-called, and for the cost of a silo in connection 
with the same, a sum not exceeding fifty-four hun- 
dred dollars 5,400 00 



Total 



$1,065,560 00 



Department of 
Civil Service 
and Registra- 
tion. 



Service of the Department of Civil Service and Registration. 

Administration : 
379 For personal services of telephone operator for the 
department, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 
and thirty dollars $1,230 00 



Division of 380 

Civil Service. 



381 



382 



383 



Division of Civil Service: 

For the salaries of the commi.s.sioner 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 ninety-one thousand seven hundred 
dollars . . . . . . 91,700 00 

For other services and for printing the annual report, 
and for office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding thirty thousand five hundred dollars . 30,500 00 

For services and travehng 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 five thousand 
dollars 5,000 00 

Total $136,200 00 



Division of Registration: 
Division of 384 For the salary of the director a sum not exceeding 
Registration. eighteen hundred dollars ..... $1,800 00 

385 For clerical and certain other personal services of the 
division, a sum not exceeding twenty-nine thou- 
sand three hundred dollars .... 29,300 00 



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149 



Item 
386 



For services of the division other than personal, 
printing the annual reports, office supphes and 
equipment, except as otherwise provided, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand nine hundred 
dollars ........ 

Total 



Division of 
Registration. 



$13,900 00 
$45,000 00 



Board of Registration in Medicine: 

387 For services of the members of the board, a sum not 

exceeding forty-three hundred dollars 

388 For personal services of members of the board and 

examiners for the registration of chiropodists, a 
sum not exceeding six hundred dollars 

389 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred dollars ...... 

Total 



Board of Regis- 
,300 00 tration in 
Medicine. 



600 00 
500 00 



$5,400 00 



Board of Dental Examiners: 

390 For services of the members of the board and clerical 

assistance, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

391 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding twelve 

hundred dollars ...... 

Total 



Board of Dental 
Examiners. 



$3,800 00 

1,200 00 

$5,000 00 



Board of Registration in Pharmacy : 

392 For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding forty-three hundred dollars 

393 For personal services of agent, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-two hundred and eighty dollars 

394 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding fifty-one 

hundred dollars, the same to include the purchase 
of an automobile for the use of the agent . 

Total 

Board of Registration of Nurses : 

395 For services of members of the board, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-one hundred dollars 

396 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding three 

hundred and sixty dollars .... 

Total 

Board of Registration in Embalming: 

397 For compensation of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding three hundred dollars . 

398 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred and seventy-five dollars 

Total 



Board of Regis- 
54,300 00 tration in 
Pharmacy. 

2,280 00 



5,100 00 
$11,680 00 



Board of Regis- 
^100 00 tration of 
' Nurses. 

360 00 



$2,460 00 



Board of Regis- 
$300 00 tration in 

Embalming. 

175 00 



$475 00 



Board of Registration in Optometry : 

399 For personal services of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding nineteen hundred dollars 

400 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred and fifty dollars ..... 



Board of Regis- 
$1,900 00 tration in 
Optometry. 

250 00 



Total 



$2,150 00 



150 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Item 



Board of Regis- 401 
tration in 
Veterinary 
Medicine. 



402 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine : 
For services of the members of the board and secre- 
tary, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars . $600 00 
For other services, printing the annual report, travel- 
ing expenses, office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding three hundred dollars . . . 300 00 



Total $900 00 



State Examin- 
ers of Elec- 
tricians. 



Board of Regis- 404 
tration of Pub- 
lic Accountants. 

405 



State Exam- 
iners of 
Plumbers. 



State Examiners of Electricians : 
403 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding sixteen 

hundred dollars $1,600 00 

Board of Registration of Public Accountants: 
For services of members of the board, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six himdred and seventy-five dollars . 675 00 
For expenses of examinations, including the prepa- 
ration and marking of papers, and for other ex- 
penses, a sum not exceeding twenty-two hundred 
and twenty-five dollars 2,225 00 

Total $2,900 00 

State Examiners of Plumbers: 

406 For services of the members of the board, a sum not 

exceeding eleven hundred dollars . . . $1,100 00 

407 For travehng expenses, a sum not exceeding twelve 

hundred dollars 1,200 00 

Total $2,300 00 



Department of 408 
Industrial 
Accidents. .„q 



410 



411 



412 



Service of 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 twenty-five thousand five 
hundred dollars ... . . 125,500 00 

For expenses of impartial examinations, a sum not 

exceeding twenty thousand dollars . . . 20,000 00 

For traveling expenses, a sura not exceeding seventy- 
seven hundred and fifty dollars .... 7,750 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, neces- 
sary office supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eleven thousand dollars . . . 11,000 00 



Total 



$203,250 00 



Department of 
Labor and 
Industries. 



Service of the Department of Labor and Industries. 

413 For the salaries of the commissioner, assistant and 

associate commissioners, a sum not exceeding 

twenty thousand five hundred dollars . . . $20,500 00 

414 For clerical and other assistance to the commissioner, 

a sum not exceeding forty-seven hundred and 

seventy dollars . . . . . 4,770 00 

415 For personal services for the inspectional service, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred twenty-nine thou- 
sand five hundred dollars 129,500 00 

416 For personal services for the statistical service, a sum 

not exceeding forty-three thousand five hundred 

dollars 43,500 00 



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151 



Item 

417 



418 

419 

420 
421 

422 



423 

424 

425 

426 

427 



For clerical and other personal services for the 
operation of free employment offices, a sum 
not exceeding fifty-four thousand five hundred 
dollars $54,500 00 

For clerical and other assistance for the board of 
conciliation and arbitration, a sum not exceeding 
sixteen thousand dollars ..... 16,000 00 

For personal services of investigators, clerks and 
stenographers for the minimum wage service, a 
sum not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . 13,000 00 

For compensation and expenses of wage boards, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . 2,500 00 

For personal services for tlie division of standards, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-one thousand two hun- 
dred dollars 31,200 00 

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 district 
offices, and office supplies and equipment for the 
inspectional service, a sum not exceeding thirty 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 30,500 00 

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 

For rent, necessary office supplies and equipment 
for the free employment offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing fourteen thousand five hundred dollars . . 14,500 00 

For other services, printing, traveling expenses and 
office supplies and equipment for the board of con- 
ciliation and arbitration, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars . . . . . . 4,000 00 

For services other than personal, printing, traveling 
expenses and office supplies and equipment for 
minimum wage service, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-three hundred dollars .... 3,300 00 

For other services, printing, traveling expenses and 
office supplies and equipment for the division of 
standards, a sum not exceeding ten thousand eight 
hundred dollars . . . . . . 10,800 00 



Department of 
I>abor and 
Industries. 



Total . 



$389,570 00 



Service of the Department of Mental Diseases. 

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

ing nine thousand dollars ..... 

429 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred three thousand 
dollars ........ 

430 For transportation and medical examination of state 

charges under its charge for the present year 
and previous years, a sum not exceeding fourteen 
thousand dollars ...... 

431 For the support of state charges boarded in families 

under its charge, or temporarily absent under its 
authority, for the present year and previous years, 
a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars . 

432 For the support of state charges in the Hospital 

Cottages for Children, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen thousand dollars .... 



Department 

).ooo 00 °if,S4^i 



103,000 00 



14,000 00 

5,000 00 
18,000 00 



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Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Department 
of Mental 
Diseases. 



Item 
433 



434 



For the expenses of investigating the nature, causes 
and results of mental diseases and defects and the 
publication of the results thereof; and of what 
further preventive or other measures might be 
taken and what further expenditures for investi- 
gation might be made which would give promise of 
decreasing the number of persons afflicted with 
mental diseases or defects; and for making a sur- 
vej' of the feeble-minded within the common- 
wealth and an estimate of the number requiring 
hospital or custodial care or training such as the 
institutions for the feeble-minded are especially 
equipped to give, a sum not exceeding thirty-six 
thousand dollars . . . . . . $36,000 00 

For other services, including printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses and office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding seventeen thou- 
sand five hundred dollars ..... 17,500 00 

Total $202,500 00 



Psychiatric 
examination. 



Psychiatric examination : 
435 For services and expenses of psychiatric examina- 
tions of prisoners, a sum not exceeding sixty-five 
thousand dollars ...... 



$65,000 00 



New Metro- 
politan Hos- 
pital. 



New Metropolitan Hospital : 

436 For maintenance, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand 

dollars; provided, that the comptroller is hereby 
authorized to approve for payment in the fiscal 
year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, from the 
date of opening of this hospital, until an appro- 
priation is made, such sums as may be necessary 
for the maintenance of its patients and the opera- 
tion of the hospital ...... 

437 For the further development of the new hospital in 

the metropolitan district, a sum not exceeding one 
million one hundred and twenty-five thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to and for the 
same general purposes as appropriations pre- 
viously made ....... 



50,000 00 



Total 



1,125,000 00 
$1,175,000 00 



Institutions 
under control 
of Department 
of Mental 



Boston psycho- 
pathic hospital. 

Boston state 
hospital. 



Danvers 
state hospital. 



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 fifty-four thousand seven hundred 

dollars $254,700 00 

439 Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding eight 

hundred fifty thousand one hundred and eighty 

dollars 850,180 00 

440 For renewing and enlarging certain steam fines at the 

Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding forty 
thousand dollars . . . . . 40,000 00 

440a For the purchase of certain land with buildings 
thereon for the Boston state hospital, a sum not 
exceeding forty thousand dollars . . 40,000 00 

441 Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding seven 

hundred twenty-nine thousand seven hundred 

dollars 729,700 00 



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153 



Item 

442 For providing further for the disposal of sewage at 

the Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars ..... 

443 For the expense of remodeling the gas house, so- 

called, and improving Grove Hall at the Danvers 
state hospital, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven 
thousand dollars ...... 

444 For demolishing the old power house, changing 

steam mains and other supply lines, and improv- 
ing pumping facilities at the Danvers state hospi- 
tal, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand 
dollars ........ 

445 Foxborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding four 

hundred eight thousand dollars 

446 For constructing and furnishing a building for em- 

ployees at the Foxborough state hospital, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred ten thousand dollars . 

447 For building a salvage yard at the Foxborough state 

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

448 For the construction of a cottage for an officer at the 

Foxborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars ...... 

449 Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding four 

hundred forty-one thousand six hundred dollars . 

450 For the expense of providing building accommoda- 

tions for dairy purposes at the Gardner state 
colony, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars ........ 

451 For constructing and furnishing a building for semi- 

disturbed men at the Gardner state colony, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred fifty thousand dollars 

452 Grafton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred eighty-six thousand six hundred dollars . 

453 For the cost of building a sun porch on the building 

known as Pines D at the Grafton state hospital, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars 

454 For the purchase of certain land for the Grafton 

state hospital, a sum not exceeding fifty-seven 
hundred dollars ...... 

455 Medfield state hospital, a sum not exceeding six 

hundred sixty-nine thousand five hundred and 
eightjf dollars ....... 

456 For the cost of providing additional water supply 

for the Medfield state hospital, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty thousand dollars .... 

457 Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

four hundred ninety-nine thousand dollars . 

458 For the cost of furnishing a nurses' home at the 

Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars ..... 

459 For constructing and furnishing a superintendent's 

house at the Northampton state hospital, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-two thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 

460 Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred eighty-five thousand six hundred and 
twenty dollars ...... 

461 For completing the renovation of the rear center, 

including the kitchen, and the construction of new 
dining rooms at the Taunton state hospital, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred forty thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose 



Danvers 
state hospital. 



S20,000 00 



37,000 00 



17,000 00 

Foxborough 
408,000 00 state hospital. 



110,000 00 
3,000 00 
6,000 00 

Gardner 

441,600 00 ^^^^^ '=°'°"y- 

3,000 00 
150,000 00 

Grafton 

586,600 00 ^*^'® hospital. 

10,000 00 

5,700 00 

669,580 00 

40,000 00 



Medfield 
state hospital. 



Northampton 
499,000 00 state hospital. 



10,000 00 



22,500 00 



Taunton 
state hospital. 



585,620 00 



140,000 00 



154 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Taunton 
state hospital. 



Westborough 
state hospital. 



Worcester 
state hospital. 



Monson 
state hospital. 



Belchertown 
state school. 



Item 

462 For the cost of equipment for the kitchen and cafe- 

teria at the Taunton state hospital, a sum not 

exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . . $15,000 00 

463 Westborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred seventy-six thousand three hundred and 

forty dollars . . . . . . . 576,340 00 

464 For constructing an addition to Codman building 

at the Westborough state hospital, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-seven thousand dollars . . 37,000 00 

465 Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding eight 

hundred seventy-one thousand four hundred and 

ten dollars 871,410 00 

466 For the construction of two cottages for officers at 

the Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

twelve thousand dollars 12,000 00 

467 For the construction of a cow barn and hay barn 

at the Worcester state hospital, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty thousand dollars . . . 30,000 00 

468 Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding four 

hundred sixty-eight thousand three hundred and 

forty dollars 468,340 00 

469 For the construction of a hay barn at the Monson 

state hospital, a sum not exceeding eight thou- 
sand dollars 8,000 00 

470 For the cost of furnishing a male attendants' home 

at the Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

sixty-eight hundred dollars .... 6,800 00 

471 For the construction of certain additions to male 

and female hospital buildings at the Monson state 
hospital, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand 
dollars . ... . 35,000 00 

472 For the cost of furnishing a children's building at 

the Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

ninety-four hundred dollars .... 9,400 00 

473 Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding three 

hundred seventy-seven thousand one hundred 

and seventy dollars ...... 377,170 00 

474 For the cost of building additional walks at the 

Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 2,000 00 

475 For the purchase of certain buildings known as 

Hillside school, for the Belchertown state school, 

a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars . . 500 00 

476 For extension of the water and sewerage system at 

the Belchertown state school, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-three thousand dollars . . . 23,000 00 

477 For constructing and furnishing a hospital building 

at the Belchertown state school, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred five thousand dollars . . 105,000 00 

478 For furnishing and equipping the dairy at the 

Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-one hundred and ninety dollars . . 2,190 00 

479 For remodeling a house on the Town Farm property, 

so-called, and for increasing the food service and 
other facilities at the farm cottage group at the 
Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars .... 25,000 00 

480 For the cost of furnishing the schoolhouse at the 

Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-eight hundred dollars .... 2,800 00 

481 For the cost of furnishing employees' cottage No. 5 

at the Belchertown state school, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . . . 2,500 00 



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155 



Item 

482 Walter E. Fernald state school, a sum not exceed- 

ing six hundred forty-five thousand five hundred 
and eighty dollars ..... 

483 For the extension of hot water lines at the Walter 

E. Fernald state school, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand five hundred dollars 

484 For demolishing the old power house and laundry 

building, and for the erection of a storehouse, 
including the cost of refrigeration, upon the site 
of said power house at the Walter E. Fernald 
state school, a sum not exceeding eighty thousand 
dollars ....... 

484a For the construction of a garage at the Walter E. 
Fernald state school, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
five hundred dollars ..... 

485 For equipment for certain school-rooms at the 

Walter E. Fernald state school, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen hundred dollars .... 

486 For the purchase of additional laundry machinery 

for the Walter E. Fernald state school, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-two hundred and ten dollars 

487 Wrentham state school, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred nine thousand four hundred dollars 

488 For expense of resetting certain boilers at the Wren- 

tham state school, a sum not exceeding forty- 
five hundred dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ........ 

489 For furnishings for contagious hospital at the Wren- 

tham state school, a sum not exceeding fifty-six 
hundred dollars ...... 

490 For the cost of constructing an addition to Dormi- 

tory K at the Wrentham state school, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-five hundred dollars 

491 For furnishings for nursery building at the Wren- 

tham state school, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars ...... 

492 (This item omitted.) 

493 For constructing a nursery building at the Wrentham 

state school, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand 
dollars ........ 

494 For the construction of a garage at the Wrentham 

state school, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars ........ 



Walter E. 
Fernald 

$645,580 00 ^^^*^ ^'=*'°°'- 
12,500 00 

80,000 00 
7,500 00 
1,500 00 
9,210 00 

Wrentham 
509,400 00 state school. 

4,500 00 
5,600 00 
9,500 00 
6,000 00 

50,000 00 
5,000 00 



Total 



$9,634,920 00 



Service of the Department of Correction. 

495 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not 

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

496 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 eighty-three thousand four hundred 
dollars _ . 83,400 00 

497 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, necessary office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding seventy-five 
hundred dollars 7,500 00 

498 For traveling expenses of officers and employees of 

the department when required to travel in the 
discharge of their duties, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-nine hundred and fifty dollars . . 9,950 00 



Department 
of Correction. 



156 



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Department 
of Correction. 



Item 
499 

500 



501 



502 



For the removal of prisoners, to and from state in- 
stitutions, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 
dollars . . . . . . $9,000 00 

For assistance to prisoners discharged from the 
state prison, Massachusetts reformatory, prison 
camp and hospital, and state farm, and to dis- 
charged female prisoners, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand five hundred dollars . . 14,500 00 

For services of guards, and for the purchase of 
equipment needed for the employment of pris- 
oners authorized by section eighty-two of chap- 
ter one hundred and twenty-seven of the Gen- 
eral Laws, a sum not exceeding sixty-two hun- 
dred dollars 6,200 00 

For the relief of the families and dependents of in- 
mates of state penal institutions, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars .... 500 00 

Total $137,050 00 



Institutions 
under control 
of Department 
of Correction. 
State farm. 



State prison. 

Massachusetts 
reformatory. 



503 
504 

505 

506 

507 
508 

509 



Prison camp 
and hospital. 


510 




511 




512 


Reformatory 
for women. 


513 




514 


' 


515 




516 


State prison 


517 



colony 



For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the following institutions under the 
control of the Department of Correction: 

State farm, a sum not exceeding six hundred fifty- 
one thousand seven hundred dollars . . . $651,700 00 

For the construction of an addition to the building 
for defective delinquent females at the State farm, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars 100,000 00 

For the construction of an office building for the 
department of criminal insane at the State farm, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . 15,000 00 

For the purchase of certain equipment for the new 
kitchen at the State farm, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 10,500 00 

State prison, a sum not exceeding three hundred 

seventy-eight thousand nine hundred dollars . 378,900 00 

Massachusetts reformatory, a sum not exceeding 
three hundred ninety-four thousand seven hun- 
dred dollars 394,700 00 

For the purchase of certain land for the Massachu- 
setts reformatory, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars , . 1,000 00 

Prison camp and hospital, a sum not exceeding 

seventy thousand eight hundred dollars . . 70,800 00 

For the construction of a storehouse and office build- 
ing at the prison camp and hospital, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-six hundred dollars . . . 3,600 00 

For the purchase of certain barns for the prison camp 
and hospital, a sum not exceeding six hundred 
dollars . 600 00 

Reformatory for women, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred seventy-one thousand eight hundred 
dollars 171,800 00 

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 

For the cost of draining certain lands at the reforma- 
tory for women, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars 2,500 00 

For the construction of fire walls at the reformatory 
for women, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars 1,000 00 

State prison colony, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
three thousand eight hundred dollars . . . 73,800 00 



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157 



Item 

518 



519 



For continuing the work at the state prison colony of 
construction of buildings and purchase of certain 
land, and for expenses incidental to the completion 
of the wall, for grading, and for any necessary ex- 
penditure in connection with the development 
of said colony, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
twenty-five thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 

For the cost of driving test wells for water supply at 
the state prison colony, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen hundred dollars ..... 



State prison 
colony. 



$125,000 00 



Total 



1,500 00 
$2,003,000 00 



Service of the Departmenl of Public Welfare. 

Administration : 

520 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

621 For personal services of officers and employees and 
supervision of homesteads and planning boards, 
a sum not exceeding forty-two thousand nine 
hundred dollars ...... 

522 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 exceeding 
seventy-two hundred dollars .... 
522a For an investigation and survey to ascertain the 
number of crippled children in the commonwealth 
who are not receiving the benefit of treatment at 
the Massachusetts hospital school, at a cost not to 
exceed ten thousand dollars, of which amount five 
thousand dollars is hereby appropriated in antic- 
ipation of a further sum to be appropriated in 
nineteen hundred and thirty .... 

Total 

Division of Aid and Relief: 

523 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred eighteen thousand 
dollars ........ 

524 For services other than personal, including traveling 

expenses and office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars . 

525 For the transportation of poor persons under the 

charge of the department, for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding eight thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

The following items are for reimbursement of 
cities and towns for expenses of the present year 
and previous years, and are to be in addition to 
any amounts heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose : 

526 For the payment of suitable aid to mothers with 

dependent children, a sum not exceeding four 
hundred seventy-three thousand dollars 

527 For the burial by cities and towns of poor persons 

who have no legal settlement, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-three hundred dollars .... 



Department of 
$6,000 00 Public Welfare. 



42,900 00 



7,200 00 



5,000 00 



$61,100 00 



Division of Aid 
and Relief. 



$118,000 00 



21.000 00 



8,000 00 



Reimburse^ 
ment of cities 

473,000 00 ^p^J^^e^o/" 

certain aid, etc. 

7,300 00 



158 



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Item 

Reimburse- 528 

merit of cities 
and towns for 
payment of 
certain aid, etc. 529 



530 



Division of 
Child Guar- 
dianship. 



531 



532 



533 



534 



Division of 535 

Juvenile Train- 
ing, Trustees of 
Massachusetts ~r,r- 
Training ""J" 

Schools. 



Boys' Parole. 537 



Girls' Parole. 



538 



539 



540 



541 



For expenses in connection with smallpox and other 
diseases dangerous to the public health, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-nine thousand dollars . 

For the support of sick poor persons who have no 
legal settlement and for cases of wife settlement, 
a sum not exceeding seventy-one thousand dollars 

For temporary aid given to poor persons with no 
legal settlement, and to shipwrecked seamen by 
cities and towns, a sum not exceeding eight hun- 
dred ten thousand dollars ..... 



$59,000 00 



71,000 00 



810,000 00 
Total $1,567,300 00 

Division of Child Guardianship: 

For personal services of officers and employees, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred seventy thousand five 
hundred dollars $170,500 00 

For services other than personal, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars . . . ... . 4,000 00 

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 two hun- 
dred five thousand dollars . . . . 205,000 00 

For the care and maintenance of children, for the 
present and previous years, a sum not exceeding 
one million and fifty thousand dollars . . 1,050,000 00 



Total 



$1,429,500 00 



Division of Juvenile Training, Trustees of Massa- 
chusetts Training Schools: 

For services of the secretary and certain other per- 
sons employed in the executive office, a sum not 
exceeding twelve thousand four hundred dollars $12,400 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling and other expenses 
of the members of the board and employees, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty-three hundred dollars . . . 3,300 00 

Boys' Parole: 

For personal services of agents in the division for 
boys paroled and boarded in families, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-eight thousand one hundred and 
ninety dollars . . . . . . 38,190 00 

For services other than personal, including traveling 
expenses of the agents and boys, and necessary 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty thousand five hundred dollars . 20,500 00 

For board, clothing, medical and other expenses in- 
cidental to the care of boys, a sum not exceeding 
seventeen thousand five hundred dollars . . 17,500 00 

Girls' Parole: 

For personal services of agents in the cUvision for 
girls paroled from the industrial school for girls, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-nine thousand nine 
hundred and seventy dollars .... 29,970 00 

For traveling expenses of said agents for girls pa- 
roled, for board, medical and other care of girls, 
and for services other than personal, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding four- 
teen thousand five hundred dollars . . . 14,500 00 



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159 



Item 



542 



Tuition of children: 
For reimbursement of cities and towns for tuition 
of children attending the public schools, a sum 
not exceeding forty-five hundred dollars . 

Total 



Reimburse- 
ment of cities 

t.500 00 -d^S 

of children. 



$140,860 00 



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 : 

543 Industrial school for boys, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred sixty-three thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 

544 For the expense of providing a new system of sew- 

age disposal at the industrial school for boys, a 
sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars . 

545 Industrial school for girls, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred fifty-four thousand six hundred dollars 
540 For expenses of constructing an addition to and re- 
modeling certain wards in the infirmary building 
at the industrial school for girls, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars 

547 For the purchase of certain electrical equipment, 

and for constructing a line for the same, at the 
industrial school for girls, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars .... 

548 Lyman school for boys, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred forty-four thousand six hundred dollars 

549 For the construction of a brick cottage at the Lyman 

school for boys, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
five thousand dollars ..... 

Total 



Institutions 
under control 
of Massachu- 
setts training 
schools. 

Industrial 
school for boys. 



$163,500 00 



8,000 00 

Industrial 
154,600 00 school for girls. 



15,000 00 



3,500 00 

Lyman school 
244,600 00 for boys. 



75,000 00 
$664,200 00 



Massachusetts Hospital School: 
550 For the maintenance of the Massachusetts hospital 
school, to be expended with the approval of the 
trustees thereof, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
ninety-five thousand one hundred dollars . 



Massachusetts 
Hospital School. 



$195,100 00 



State Infirmary: 

551 For the maintenance of the state infirmary, to be 

expended with the approval of the trustees thereof, 
a sum not exceeding one million seven thousand 
one hundred dollars .... 

552 For the construction of a new building to be used 

as a maternity ward, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
one thousand dollars ..... 

553 For the purchase of certain land with buildings 

thereon, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ........ 

554 For the purchase of certain land to protect the 

source of water supply, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars ...... 



State Infirniary. 



1,007,100 00 



31,000 00 



2,000 00 



2.000 00 



Total 



$1,042,100 00 



555 



Service of the Department 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. 
Administration . 



160 



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Department of 
Public Health. 



Administration. 



Item 

556 

557 



For personal services of the health council and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand 
dollars $19,000 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding four- 
teen thousand dollars ..... 14,000 00 



Division of 
Hygiene. 



Division of Hygiene: 

558 For personal services of the director and assistants, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-three thousand dollars 33,000 00 

559 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 

sixteen thousand six hundred dollars . . . 16,600 00 



Maternal and 560 
Child Hygiene. 



561 



Maternal and Child Hygiene: 

For personal services for extending the activities of 
the division in the protection of mothers and con- 
servation of the welfare of children, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars . . 21,000 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 ten thousand nine hundred dollars . 10,900 00 



Division of 562 

Communicable 

Diseases. 



563 



Division of Communicable Diseases: 
For personal services of the director, district health 
officers and their assistants, epidemiologists, bac- 
teriologist and assistants in the diagnostic labora- 
tory, a sum not exceeding sixty-five thousand 

dollars 65,000 00 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
laboratory, office and other necessary supplies, 
including the purchase of animals and equipment, 
and rent of certain offices, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen thousand five hundred dollars . . 18,500 00 



Venereal 
Diseases. 



Venereal Diseases: 

564 For personal services for the control of venereal dis- 

eases, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand three 

hundred dollars 12,300 00 

565 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty-four thousand dollars . . . 34,000 00 



Wassermann 566 

Laboratory. 

567 



Wassermann Laboratory: 
For personal services of the Wassermann laboratory, 

a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . 15,000 00 
For expenses of the Wassermann laboratory, a sum 

not exceeding fifty-two hundred dollars . . 5,200 00 



Antitoxin and 568 

Vaccine 

Laboratories. 



569 



Antitoxin and Vaccine Laboratories: 
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 
sixty-three thousand four hundred dollars . . 63,400 00 
For other services, supplies, materials and equip- 
ment necessary for the production of antitoxin and 
other materials as enumerated above, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-nine thousand five hundred 
dollars 39,500 00 



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161 



Item 

Inspection of Food and Drugs: 

570 For personal services of the director, analysts, in- 

spectors and other assistants, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty thousand dollars .... $50,000 00 

571 For other services, including traveling expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 

exceeding fifteen thousand two hundred dollars . 15,200 00 

Shellfish Law: 

572 For personal services for administering the law 

relative to shellfish, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
one hundred dollars ..... 

573 For other expenses for administering the law 

relative to shellfish, a sum not exceeding nine 
hundred dollars ...... 

Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Engineer- 
ing Division: 

574 For personal services of the director, engineers, 

clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 
sixtj'-six thousand dollars .... 

575 For other services, including traveling expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding eighteen thousand dollars . 

Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Division of 
Laboratories: 

576 For personal services of laboratory director, chem- 

ists, clerks and other assistants, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty thousand dollars ... 

577 For other services, including traveling expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding eighty-three hundred dollars 

Total 

Cancer Climes: 

578 For personal services of certain cancer clinics, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-nine thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 

579 For other expenses of certain cancer clinics, a sum 

not exceeding thirty-three thousand nine hundred 
dollars ........ 

580 For the care of radium after purchase, as authorized 

by chapter three hundred and twentj'-eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twentj'-seven, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . . 10,000 00 

Total $73,400 00 

Division of Tuberculosis: 

581 For personal services of the director, stenographers, 

clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-five thousand three hundred dollars . S35,300 00 

582 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses and office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand four hundred dollars .... 10,400 00 

583 To cover the payment of certain subsidies for the 

maintenance of hospitals for tubercular patients, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred forty-five thou- 
sand dollars . . ... . 245,000 00 

584 For personal services for certain children's clinics 

for tuberculosis, a sum not exceeding fortj'-three 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 43,500 00 



Inspection of 
Food and 
Drugs. 





Shellfish Law. 


2,100 


00 


900 


00 


66,000 


Water Supply 
and Disposal 
nr^ of Sewage, 
^ Engineering 
Division. 


18,000 


00 


40,000 


Water Supply 

P,^ of Sewage, 
"O Division of 
Laboratories. 


8,300 


00 


$575,400 00 




Cancer Clinics. 


$29,500 00 


33,900 


00 



Division of 
Tuberculosis. 



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Division of 
Tuberculosis. 



Item 
585 



For other services for certain children's clinics for 
tuberculosis, a sum not exceeding nineteen thou- 
sand five hundred dollars .... $19,500 00 

Total $353,700 00 



Lakeville state 
sanatorium. 



North Reading 
state sana- 
torium. 



Rutland state 
sanatorium. 



For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the sanatoria, as follows: 

586 Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 

two hundred forty-three thousand dollars . . $243,000 00 

587 For additional fire protection at the Lakeville state 

sanatorium, a sum not exceeding fifty-seven hun- 
dred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose 5,700 00 

588 For the construction and furni.shing of a new build- 

ing for children at the Lakeville state sanatorium, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thirty-two 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 132,500 00 

589 North Reading state sanatorium, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two hundred eleven thousand dollars . 211,000 00 

590 For the construction and furnishing of an admis- 

sion and isolation building at the North Reading 
state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred seventy-two thousand dollars . 172,000 00 

591 For the expense of remodeling and increasing the 

facilities at the power hou.se of the North Read- 
ing state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding nine- 
teen thousand dollars . . . . . 19,000 00 

592 For improving the water supply and for additional 

fire protection at the North Reading state sana- 
torium, a sum not exceeding twenty-one thou- 
sand dollars 21,000 00 

593 Rutland state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 

three hundred twenty-three thousand nine hun- 
dred dollars 323,900 00 



For furnishings for the building for women and 
married employees at the Rutland state sana- 
torium, there may be expended out of the unex- 
pended balance of the appropriation for the con- 
struction of said Ijuilding in item five hundred 
and ninety-six of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight, a sum not exceeding eight 
thousand dollars. 



Westfield state 
sanatorium. 



594 For improving the water supply system and install- 

ing additional sprinkler heads at the Rutland state 
sanatorium, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars . 15,000 00 

595 Westfield state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 

two hundred fifty-eight thousand nine hundred 

dollars . 258,900 00 

596 For improving the water supply and for additional 

fire protection at the Westfield state sanatorium, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand seven hundred 
dollars „ 10,700 00 



Total 



$1,412,700 00 



Pondville can- 
cer hospital. 



Pondville Cancer Hospital: 
597 For maintenance of the Pondville cancer hospital, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred ninety-three 
thousand four hundred dollars .... 



$193,400 00 



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163 



Item 
598 



599 
600 



For construction to provide additional hospital 
facilities, including furnishings, and an out- 
patient department, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
eight thousand dollars ..... 

For the installation of automatic sprinklers, a sum 
not exceeding twentj'-five hundred dollars . 

For improvements to sewer beds, a sum not exceed- 
ing twelve hundred dollars .... 

Total 



Pondville can- 
cer hospital. 



$78,000 00 
2,500 00 
1,200 00 

$275,100 00 



Service of the Department of Public Safety. 

Administration : 

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

ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

602 For personal services of clerks and stenographers, 

a sum not exceeding forty-eight thousand six 
hundred dollars ...... 

603 For contingent expenses, including printing the 

annual 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 seventy-two thousand dollars 

Division of State Police : 

604 For the salaries of officers, including detectives, a 

sum not exceeding three hundred thirtj^-nine 
thousand dollars ...... 

605 For personal services of civilian employees, a sum 

not exceeding forty-five thousand six hundred 
dollars ........ 

606 For other necessary expenses of the uniformed divi- 

sion, a sum not exceeding three hundred thirty 
thousand dollars ...... 

607 For traveling expenses of detectives, a sum not ex- 

ceeding nineteen thousand dollars 

608 For maintenance and operation of the police steamer, 

a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars 

609 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 twelve thousand 
dollars ........ 

Division of Inspection: 

610 For the salary of the chief of inspections, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars 

611 For the salaries of officers for the building inspection 

service, a sum not exceeding fifty-four thousand 
dollars ........ 

612 For traveling expenses of officers for the building 

inspection service, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars ...... 

613 For the salaries of officers for the boiler inspection 

service, a sum not exceeding sixty-six thousand 
dollars ........ 

614 For traveling expenses of officers for the boiler in- 

spection service, a sum not exceeding twenty-three 
thousand dollars ...... 



Department of 
$6,000 00 Public Safety. 

Administration. 

48,600 00 



Division of 
State Police. 



72,000 00 

339,000 00 

45,600 00 

330,000 00 
19,000 00 
11,000 00 

12.000 00 



Division of 
3,800 00 Inspection. 



54,000 00 
15,000 00 
66,000 00 
23,000 00 



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Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Division of 
Inspection. 



Item 

615 



For services, supplies and equipment necessary for 
investigations and inspections by the division, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 



$1,000 00 



Board of 

Elevator 
Regulations. 



Board of Elevator Regulations: 
616 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred and fifty dollars ..... 



150 00 



Board of 
Boiler Rules. 



Board of Boiler Bules: 

617 For personal services of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding one thousand dollars 

618 For services other than personal and the necessary 

traveling expenses of the board, oflice supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars ........ 



1.000 00 



500 00 



Total 



$1,047,650 00 



Troop head- 
quarters. 



State police 
Bub-stations. 



Specials : 

619 For the cost of constructing necessary buildings for 

troop headquarters, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount appropriated in item six hundred and 
twenty-two of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight ........ 

620 For the cost of constructing necessary buildings for 

two state police suli-stations, a sum not exceeding 
fiftv thousand dollars ..... 



$15,000 00 



50,000 00 



Total 



$65,000 00 



Fire Prevention Q2\ 
District Service. 



State fire 
marshal. 



622 
623 



624 



625 



Fire Prevention District Service (the maintenance 
of this service, as provided in items 621, 623 
and 625, is to be assessed upon certain cities and 
towns making up the fire prevention district, 
as provided by law) : 
For the salary of the state fire marshal, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars . . $3,800 00 

For personal services of fire inspectors, a sum not 

exceeding thirty thousand three hundred dollars . 30,300 00 
For other personal services, a sum not exceeding 

nineteen thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars . 19,950 00 
For traveling expenses of fire inspectors, a sum not 

exceeding twelve thousand one hundred dollars . 12,100 00 
For other services, office rent and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-five hundred dollars 5,500 00 

Total $71,650 00 



State Boxing 
Commission. 



626 



627 



State Boxing Commis.sion: 
For compensation and clerical assistance for the 

state boxing commission, a sum not exceeding 

twelve thousand eight hundred and forty dollars . $12,840 00 
For other expenses of the commission, a sum not 

exceeding eleven thousand dollars . . . 11,000 00 



Total 



$23,840 GO 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



165 



Item 



628 



629 



630 



Service of the Departjnent of Public Works. 

The appropriations made in the following three 
items are to be paid two thirds from the High- 
way Fimd and one third from the Port of Bos- 
ton receipts: 
For the salaries of the commissioner and the asso- 
ciate commissioners, a sum not exceeding nineteen 
thousand five hundred dollars .... $19,500 00 
For personal services of clerks and assistants to the 
commissioner, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
eight hundred dollars . . . . . 10,800 00 

For traveling expenses of the commissioners, a sum 

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

Total $34,300 00 



Department of 
Public Works. 



Functions of the department relating to highways 
(the following appropriations, except as other- 
wise provided, are made from the Highway 
Fund) : 

631 For the personal services of the chief engineer, 

engineers and office assistants, including certain 
clerks and stenographers, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-eight thousand eight hundred dollars . $78,800 00 

632 For services other than personal, including printing 

pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding twelve thousand dollars . . 12,000 00 

633 For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths 

on state highways, a sum not exceeding fifteen 

thousand dollars 15,000 00 

634 For the construction and repair of town and county 

ways, a sum not exceeding two million dollars . 2,000,000 00 

635 For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of 

public wavs, a sum not exceeding nine hundred 

thousand dollars . . . _ . . 900,000 00 

636 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 ap- 
proval of the attorney general, and for care and 
repair of road-building machinery, a sum not 
exceeding six million five hundred thousand dollars 6,500,000 00 

637 For the maintenance and operation of the Newl^ury- 

port bridge and the Brightman street bridge in Fall 
River and Somerset, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of existing laws, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen thousand dollars .... 18,000 00 

638 For the purpose of enabling the department of 

public works to secure federal aid for the construc- 
tion of highways, a sum not exceeding one milhon 
five hundred thousand dollars . . . . 1,500,000 00 

639 For administering the law relative to advertising 

signs near highways, a svnn not exceeding fifteen 
thousand five hundred dollars, to be paid from the 
general fund ....... 



Highways. 



Total 



15,500 00 
$11,039,300 00 



Registration of Motor Vehicles: 
640 For personal services, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred eighteen thousand dollars, to be paid 
from the Highway Fund ..... 



Registration of 
Motor Vehicles. 



$818,000 00 



166 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Registration of 
Motor Vehicles. 



Item 

641 



642 



Department 
relating to 
waterways and 
public lands. 



643 



644 



645 



646 



647 



648 



649 



650 



For services other than personal, including traveling 
expenses, purchase of necessary supplies and 
materials, including cartage and storage of the 
same, and for work incidental to the registration 
and licensing of owners and operators of motor 
vehicles, a sum not exceeding five hundred twenty- 
two thousand dollars, to be paid from the High- 
way Fund . S522,000 00 

For printing and other expenses necessary in con- 
nection with publicity for certain safety work, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, 
to be paid from the Highway Fund . . . 2,500 00 

Total $1,342,500 00 

Functions of the department relating to water- 
ways and public lands : 

For personal services of the chief engineer and assist- 
ants, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . $52,000 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 three thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . 3,000 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 forty thousand dollars 40,000 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 ninetj'-one of the General 
Laws, and of great ponds, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred thousand dollars, and any unexpended 
balance of the appropriation remaining at the end 
of the current fiscal year may be expended in the 
succeeding fiscal year for the same purposes; 
provided, that all expenditures made for the pro- 
tection of shores shall be upon condition that at 
least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by con- 
tributions from municipalities or other organiza- 
tions and individuals, and that in the case of 
dredging channels for harbor improvements at least 
twenty-five per cent of the cost shall be so covered 100,000 00 

For re-establishing and permanently marking certain 
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, as amended, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars . . . . . 1,000 00 

For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, 
by the department of public works, a sum not ex- 
ceeding 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 replace- 
ment of equipment and other property, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred ten thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the Port of Boston receipts . . . 110,000 00 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



167 



Item 

651 
652 



653 



654 
655 



For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a 
sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the Port of Boston receipts 

For the maintenance and improvement of common- 
wealth property under the control of the depart- 
ment in connection with its functions relating to 
waterways and public lands, a sum not exceeding 
seventy 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 five thousand 
dollars ........ 

For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand 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 



Department 
relating to 
«c r\f\(\ f\n waterways and 
fS,UUU W public lands. 



70,000 00 



5,000 00 
5,000 00 

4,000 00 
$404,000 00 



Specials : 

656 For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to be paid 
from the Port of Boston receipts and to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 

657 For expenses of locating state boundary monuments, 

a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

Total 



Specials. 



$25,000 00 
1,000 00 



$26,000 00 



Service of the Deparlment of Public Utilities. 

658 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 companies in accordance with existing 
provisions of law ...... $36,000 00 

659 For personal services of secretaries, employees of the 

accounting department, engineering department 
and rate and tariff department, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-seven thousand eight hundred dollars, 
of which sum ten thousand and ninety dollars shall 
be assessed upon the gas and electric companies 
in accordance with existing provisions of law . 27,800 00 

660 For personal services of the inspection department, 

a sum not exceeding forty thousand six hundred 

and eighty dollars 40,680 00 

661 For personal services of clerks, messengers and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
two hundred and fifty-five dollars, of which sum 
one half shall be assessed upon the gas and elec- 
tric companies in accordance with existing pro- 
visions of law ....... 12,255 00 

662 For personal services of the telephone and telegraph 

division, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 

seven hundred dollars ..... 13,700 00 

663 For personal services and expenses of special in- 

vestigations, including legal assistants as needed, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, pro- 
vided that in case of emergency this sum may 
be made available for expenses in the service of 
gas and electric companies .... 10,000 00 



Department of 
Public Utilities. 



168 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Department of 
Public Utilities. 



Item 

664 
665 



666 



667 



For stenographic reports of hearings, a sum not 

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

For traveling expenses of the commissioners and 
emplovees, a sum not exceeding eighty-two hun- 
dred and fifty dollars . . . 8,250 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding forty-eight hundred dollars . . 4,800 00 

For stenographic reports of evidence at inquests held 
in cases of death by accident on or about rail- 
roads, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred 
.dollars ........ 



Total . 



2,500 00 
. $159,485 00 



Items to be ggg 

assessed upon 
gas and electric 
companies. 

669 



670 



671 



672 
673 



The following six items are to be assessed upon 
the gas and electric companies: 

For personal services of the cUvision of inspection of 
gas and gas meters, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
two thousand five hundred dollars . . . $22,500 00 

For expenses of the division of inspection of gas and 
gas meters, including office rent, traveling and 
other necessary expenses of inspection, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-nine hundred dollars . . 7,900 00 

For services and expenses of expert assistants, as 
authorized 1)y law, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand 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 thirteen thou- 
sand dollars ....... 13,000 00 

For the examination and tests of electric meters, a 
sum not exceeding six hundred dollars . . 600 00 

For expenses of the department of public utilities 
incurred in the performance of its functions rela- 
tive to gas, electric, and water companies and 
municipal lighting plants, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five thousand dollars .... 35,000 00 

Total $84,000 00 



Smoke Abate- 
ment. 



Smoke Abatement: 
674 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 pulilic utilities, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand 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, as 
amended ....... 



$15,000 00 



Sale of 
Securities. 



Sale of Securities: 

675 For personal services in administering the law 

relative to the sale of securities, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-three thousand six hundred dol- 
lars . 23,600 00 

676 For expenses other than personal in administering 

the law relative to the sale of securities, a sum 

not exceeding seventy-three hundred dollars . 7,300 00 



Total 



$30,900 00 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



169 



Item 

677 



678 



Miscellaneous. 

For the maintenance of Bunker Hill monument and 
the property adjacent, to be expended by the 
metropolitan district commission, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirteen thousand dollars . . . $13,000 00 

For certain grading and other improvements on the 
grounds at Bunker Hill monument, to be ex- 
pended by the metropolitan district commission, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . . 10,000 00 

Total $23,000 00 



Bunker Hill 
monument, 
etc., main- 
tenance. 



679 



680 



681 



682 



683 



684 



685 



686 



The following five items are to be paid from the 
Highway Fund: 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with 
the approval of the metropolitan district com- 
mission, a sum not exceeding two hundred thirty- 
seven thousand six hundred dollars, represent- 
ing the state's portion or one half of the estimated 
cost of maintenance ...... 

For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, with 
the approval of the metropolitan district com- 
mission, a sum not exceeding fiftj' thousand dol- 
lars, representing the state's portion or one half 
of tne estimated cost of resurfacing . 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with 
the approval of the metropolitan district commis- 
sion, for the installation of a certain electric light- 
ing system, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
five hundred dollars, representing the state's 
portion or one half of the estimated cost 

For the construction of a certain parkway or boule- 
vard along the southerly side of the Charles 
river basin, as authorized by chapter three hun- 
dred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred thousand dollars, representing the state's 
portion or one half of the estimated cost of 
construction, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 

For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the 
approval of the metropolitan district commis- 
sion, a sum not exceeding thirty-one hundred 
dollars ........ 



Total 



Unclassified Accounts and Claims. 



For the compensation of veterans of the civil war 
formerly in the service of the commonwealth, 
now retired, a sum not exceeding thirty-three 
thousand dollars ...... 

For the compensation of any veteran who may be 
retired by the governor under the provisions of 
sections fifty-six to fifty-nine, inclusive, of chap- 
ter thirty-two of the General Laws, as amended, 
a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars . 

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



Boulevards and 
parkways. 



$237,600 00 



50,000 00 



12,500 00 



Parkway or 
boulevard along 
southerly side 
of Charles 
river basin. 



100,000 00 






Wellington 
bridge. 


3,100 00 




$403,200 00 






Unclassified 
Accounts 
and Claims. 


$33,000 00 





6,000 00 



30,500 00 



170 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Unclassified 
Accounts 
and Claims. 



Item 

687 



688 



For the compensation of state police officers formerly 
in the service of the commonwealth, and now 
retired, a sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred 
dollars $7,500 00 

For the compensation of certain women formerly 
employed in cleaning the state house, and now 
retired, a sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars 900 00 

Total S77,900 00 



Certain 
other aid. 



For certain other aid: 

689 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, as amended, a sum not exceeding thirty 
thousand dollars . . . . . . $30,000 00 

690 For the payment of certain annuities and pensions 

of soldiers and others under the provisions of 
certain acts and resolves, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-eight hundred and sixty-one dollars . . 5,861 00 

Total $35,861 00 



Reimbursing 
officials for 
premiums, etc. 



691 For reimbursing officials for premiums paid for 

procuring sureties on their bonds, as provided 
by existing laws, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty dollars . . . . . . . $150 00 

692 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 

693 For payment of any claims, as authorized by section 

eight}'-nine of chapter thirty-two of the General 
Laws, as amended, for allowances to the families 
of members of the department of public safety 
doing police duty killed or fatally injured in the 
discharge of their duties, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars .... 2,500 00 

694 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 . . . 1,000 00 

695 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 . . 500 00 

Total $34,150 00 



Deficiencies. 

Deficiencies. For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previous 

years, in certain items, as follows : 



Judicial Department. 
Superior Court: 
Judicial De- For traveling allowance and expenses, the sum of 

partment. sixteen hundred ninety-eight dollars and sixty- 

Superior Court, eight cents ....... 



$1,698 68 



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171 



Item 



Justices of District Courts: 
For expenses of justices of the district courts while 
sitting in the superior court, the sum of seventy- 
six dollars and seventy-three cents 



$76 73 



Justices of 
District Courts. 



Department of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

Printing : 
For printing and binding the blue book edition of the 
acts and resolves of the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, the sum of four hundred seventy-six 
dollars and twelve cents ..... 



Secretary of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



476 12 



Department of Education. 

For the reimbursement of certain towns for the pay- 
ment of tuition of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as provided 
by law, the sum of eighty-five hundred fifty-three . 
dollars and six cents ..... 8,553 06 

For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 
transportation of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as provided 
by law, the sum of sixty-two hundred six dollars 
and twenty-seven cents . . . . . 6,206 27 



Department 
of Education. 



Department of Correction. 

For the maintenance of the state prison, the sum of 
one hundred forty-nine dollars and twenty-five 
cents ........ 



Department of 
Correction. 



149 25 



Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

For the renovation of a certain farm house, the sum 
of eight hundred dollars ..... 



Total 



Massachusetts 
800 00 Agricultural 
College. 



$17,960 11 



Metropolitan District Commission. 

The following items are to be assessed upon the 
several districts in accordance with the methods 
fixed by law, and to be expended under the 
direction and with the approval of the metro- 
poUtan district commission: 

697 For maintenance of the Charles river basin, a sum 

not exceeding two hundred fifteen thousand four 

hundred dollars . . . . . . $215,400 00 

698 For maintenance of park reservations, a sum not 

exceeding eight hundred twenty-two thousand and 

fifty dollars 822,050 00 

699 For the expense of holding band concerts, a sum 

not exceeding twenty thousand dollars . . 20,000 00 

700 For fining and other improvements to certain land 

of the metropohtan parks district in the town of 
Dedham, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thou- 
sand dollars . . . . . . 25,000 00 

701 (This item reserved for further consideration.) 

702 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-two thousand dollars .... 32,000 00 



Metropolitan 
District Com- 
mission. 



Division of 

Metropolitan 

Planning. 



172 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 146. 



Nantasket 
beach reser- 
vation. 

Wellington 
bridge. 



Item 

703 
704 



Boulevards 7Q5 

and parkways. 



ro6 



Parkway or 707 

boulevard along 
southerly side 
of Charles 
river basin. 



Boulevards 7O8 

and parkways, 
lighting system. 



North metro- 709 
politan sewer- 
age district. 



South metro- 
politan sewer- 
age district. 



Metropolitan 
water system. 



710 



711 



Acquisition of 712 
certain property 
in Wachusett 
water supply 
basin. 



Additional 
Weston aque- 
duct supply 
main. 

Payment of 
certain 
deficiency, etc. 



713 



714 



For maintenance of the Nantasket beach reserva- 
tion, a sum not exceeding eighty-five thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . . $85,000 00 

For maintenance of Wellington bridge, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-three hundred dollars, the same 
to be in addition to the amount appropriated in 
item six hundred and eighty-three . - . . 9,300 00 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred thirty-seven thousand 
six hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to 
the amount appropriated in item six hundred and 
seventy-nine 237,600 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 eighty .... 50,000 00 

For the construction of a certain parkway or boule- 
vard along the southerly side of the Charles river 
basin, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount approjiriated in item six hundred and 
eighty-two, and to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 100,000 00 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, for 
the installation of a certain electric lighting sys- 
tem, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount appropriated in item six hundred and 
eighty-one . . . . . . 12,500 00 

For the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewage disposal for the north metropolitan sewer- 
age district, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
forty-seven thousand two hundred dollars . . 347,200 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 
twenty-three thousand seven hundred dollars . 223,700 00 

For the maintenance and operation of the metro- 
politan water system, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred seventy-six thousand two hundred dollars 870,200 00 

For acquiring certain property in the Wachusett 
water supply basin, with the approval of the 
governor and council, for the protection of the 
purity of the water supply, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose 25,000 00 

For the construction of an additional Weston aque- 
duct supply main, a sum not exceeding four hun- 
dred thousand dollars . . . . . 400,000 00 

For the payment of a certain deficiency for the main- 
tenance of the metropolitan -water system, the 
sum of seventy-four dollars and eighty-five cents . 74 85 

Total $3,481,024 85 



General and Highway Funds 
Metropolitan District Commission 



$54,571,169 11 
3,481,024 85 



Written ap- 
proval of 
governor and 
council re- 
quired for 



Section 3. No expenditures in excess of appropriations 
provided for under this act shall be incurred by any depart- 
ment or institution, except in cases of emergency, and then 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 147. 173 

only upon the prior written approval of the governor and expenditures 
council. 

Section 4. The sums appropriated for maintenance of Certain aiiow- 
certain institutions include allowances for the purchase of Tu ■I'j^propria- 
coal to April first, nineteen hundred and thirty, and balance ^I'l'^^-ntgnance 
representing these sums may be carried forward at the end of certain 

(• ,1 n 1 institutions. 

or the nscal year. 

Section 5. No payment shall be made or obligation No payment 
incurred under authority of any special appropriation made consu^ction°Jf 
by this act for construction of public buildings or other •J|!,s''etc" 'Ifntii 
improvements at state institutions until plans and speci- pirn's have 
fications have been approved by the governor, unless other- by''gov^?nor.^ 
wise provided by such rules and regulations as the governor 
may make. 

Section 6. The budget commissioner is hereby directed Budget com- 

. c5 . . . •' uiissioner to 

to send a copy of sections three and five oi this act to each send copies of 
departmental, divisional and institutional head immedi- Ind'five to '^^ 
ately following the passage of this act. part1nents%tc. 

Section 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 22jJ.929. 



An Act to regulate traffic at intersecting ways. Chap. 147 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter eighty-nine of the General Laws, ^j^, ^;^^^;,^^,g'j 
as amended in section eight by section one of chapter three 
hundred and thirty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six and by section four of chapter three hundred 
and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight, is hereby further amended by striking out said sec- 
tion eight and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section 8. Every driver of a motor or other vehicle approach- i^igi't of way 

~. „ 1 • 1 c j_i 'it intersecting 

mg an intersection or any ways, which for tlie purposes ways, 
hereof shall mean the area embraced within the extensions 
of the lateral curb lines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary 
lines, of intersecting ways as defined in section one of chapter 
ninety, shall grant the right of way to a vehicle which has 
already entered such intersection, and every driver of a ve- 
hicle entering such an intersection shall grant the right of 
way to a vehicle so entering from his right at approximately 
the same instant; but the foregoing provisions of this N'ot applicable 
section shall not apply at any intersection of ways when a Instates" 
driver is otherwise directed by a police officer, or by a law- 
ful traffic regulating sign, device or signal maintained by 
or with the written approval of the department of public 
works and while said approval is in effect or otherwise 
lawfully maintained. 

Section 2. Said chapter eighty-nine is hereby further g. l, sq, § 9. 
amended by striking out section nine, as inserted by section etc., amended. 
two of said chapter three hundred and thirty and as amended 
by section five of said chapter three hundred and fifty- 
seven, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 



174 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 148, 149. 



Designation of 
certain high- 
ways as 
through 
ways. 



Revocation. 

Warning signs 
and signals 
to be erected, 
etc. 



Way joining 
through way 
at angle 
deemed to 
intersect it, 
etc. 



Section 9. For the purposes of this section, the depart- 
ment of pubUc works may from time to time designate any- 
state or other highway or part thereof as a through way, 
and may after notice revoke any such designation; and any 
city or town may, with the approval of said department and 
while such approval is in effect, designate any way or part 
thereof within the control of such city or town as a through 
way and may, after notice and like approval, revoke any 
such designation. Said department may, after notice, re- 
voke any approval granted under this section. No such 
designation of a through way shall become effective as to 
regulation of traffic at any point of intersection with another 
way until said department or the board or officer having 
control of ways in a city or town, as the case may be, shall 
have caused suitable warning signs and signals to be erected 
at or near such point. Every vehicle immediately before 
entering the limits of a through way except at a terminus 
thereof shall be brought to a full stop except when the 
driver is otherwise directed by a police officer, or by a law- 
ful traffic regulating sign, device or signal maintained by 
or with the written approval of said department and while 
such approval is in effect or otherwise lawfully maintained. 
For the purposes of this section, a way joining a through way 
at an angle, whether or not it crosses the same, shall be 
deemed to intersect it, and the word "way", unless the con- 
text otherwise requires, shall include a through or other 
way. Approved March 22, 1929. 



Chap. 14:8 An Act authorizing the trustees of clark university 

TO HOLD ADDITIONAL PROPERTY, 



Trustees of 
Clark Uni- 
versity may 
hold additional 
property. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The trustees of Clark University, incorporated by chapter 
one hundred and thirty-three of the acts of eighteen hundred 
and eighty-seven, may hold, for the purposes of its incorpo- 
ration, property to an amount not exceeding ten million 
dollars. Approved March 22, 1929. 



Chap.\4Q An Act subjecting the office of chief engineer of the 

FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF NORTH ADAMS TO THE 
CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of chief engineer of the fire de- 
partment of the city of North Adams shall, upon the effective 
date of this act, become subject to the civil service laws and 
^dams subject pulcs and regulations relating to permanent members of 
laws. fire departments of cities, and the term of office of any in- 

cumbent thereof shall be unlimited, except that he may be 
removed in accordance with such laws and rules and regu- 
lations; but the person holding said office on said effective 
date may continue therein without taking a civil service 
examination. 



Office of chief 
engineer of 
fire depart- 
ment of city 
of North 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 150, 151. 175 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance Submission to 
to the registered voters of the city of North Adams at its '°*®''^' 
city 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 year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, en- 
titled 'An Act subjecting the office of chief engineer of the 
fire department of the city of North Adams to the civil 
service laws', be accepted?" 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 other- 
wise. Approved March 22, 1929. 



An Act authorizing the city of marlborough to appro- (^hnjy 1 50 

PRIATE MONEY TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR HOLDING IN ^' 

SAID CITY DURING THE CURRENT YEAR THE STATE CONVEN- 
TION OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED 

STATES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Marlborough may appropriate a City of 
sum, not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, for the may awr^o^pri- 
purpose of providing proper facilities for public entertain- •'^^f,,'!^^" fwi- 
ment at the time of the state convention of the Veterans of ities for holding 
Foreign Wars of the United States to be held in said city 'ruHng cur^rent 
during the current year and of paying expenses incidental ^^jj^^gntjon'^of 
to such entertainment. Money so appropriated shall be veterans of 
expended under the direction of the mayor of said city. nf^t hi united 

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

Approved March 23, 1929. 



An Act extending the boundaries of the dracut water (Jjidjf \^\ 

SUPPLY district AND AUTHORIZING SAID DISTRICT TO MAKE 
AN ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The boundaries of the Dracut Water Supply pracut water 
District, established by chapter four hundred and thirty- f^^t?'^ ^'^' 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and five and extended boundaries 
by section one of chapter one hundred and eighteen of the "^^^ ^ ■ 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, are hereby 
further extended so as to include the territory hereinafter 
described and such taxable inhabitants of the town of Dracut 
as reside in said territory : — 

Beginning at a point on the Lowell and Dracut line three 
hundred feet westerly of the middle of Mammoth road ; and 
thence running northerly by a line parallel with and three 
hundred feet westerly from the middle of Mammoth road 
to a point one thousand feet northerly of the intersection of 
the middle line of Mammoth road with the middle line of 
Gerrish avenue; thence northeasterly by a line parallel with 



176 Acts, 1929. — Chap. 152. 

and one thousand feet northwesterly from the middle line 
of Gerrish avenue crossing Donahue road and running to a 
point three hundred feet northeasterly from the middle of 
said Donahue road; thence running southeasterly by a line 
parallel with and three hundred feet northeasterly from the 
middle of Donahue road to the intersection of the westerly 
line of the present water district; thence southerly or south- 
westerly by the westerly line of the present water district 
to the Lowell line ; thence westerly by the Lowell line to the 
point of beginning. 
SJrrow^i^m SECTION 2. For the purpose of meeting the expense of 

etc. ' laying mains and pipes in the district as extended by this 

act, the said district may borrow from time to time such 
sums as may be necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate 
ten thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
Dracut Water which shall bear on their face the words, Dracut Water 
iZn.'-A^t'of'''' Supply District Loan, Act of 1929. Each authorized issue 
1920. shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be 

payable in not more than thirty years from their dates. 
Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be subject to 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 
/oanTtc*^"^ Section 3. The said district shall, at the time of au- 

thorizing the said loan or loans, provide for the payment 
thereof in accordance with section two of this act; 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 the water works and interest 
as it accrues on bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and to 
make such payments on the principal as may be required 
under this act, shall, without further vote, be assessed upon 
the said district by the assessors of the town of Dracut 
annually thereafter until the debt incurred by said loan or 
loans is extinguished. 

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

Approved March 23, 1929. 



Chap. 152 An Act extending the time within which the Chatham 

WATER COMPANY SHALL COMMENCE OPERATIONS UNDER ITS 
CHARTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloivs: 
1926, 346 §10, Section 1. Section ten of chapter three hundred and 
amen e forty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twentj^-six is 

hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth line, the word 
"three" and inserting in place thereof the word: — five, — 
Time within SO as to read as follows: — Section 10. This act shall take 
wttwCom-^^'" effect upon its passage, but any action thereunder shall be 
pany shall yoid uulcss watcr is actually withdrawn or diverted under 
operations authority thereof within five years from the date of its 
chart;;^^ passage. 

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

Ajjproved March 23, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 153. 177 

An Act relative to additional water supply for the nj^pj^ i kq 

AMHERST WATER COMPANY. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-nine of isso, i79, § 2, 
the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty, as amended in sec- ^ ° '^™^'^ ® 
tion two by section one of chapter one hundred and ninety- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and three, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section two and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following : — Section 2. Said corpo- The Amherst 
ration may take, hold and convey into and through the town p^n^^r^aT' 
of Amherst or any part thereof, the water of what is known take certain 
as the Amethyst brook, formerly valley, situated in the town Tstate^'e'te! 
of Pelham, the same to be diverted at any point or points 
upstream from the Amherst-Pelham boundary line, and 
likewise may take, hold and convey the waters of the tribu- 
taries thereof in the town of Pelham including Buffum brook, 
and may also take and convey into said town of Amherst the 
water of what is known as Atkins pond and of the basin 
connected therewith and of the outlet brook therefrom which 
is a tributary of Mill river, of Nurse brook and of Dean 
brook, so-called, said Nurse and Dean brooks being about 
eighteen hundred feet distant from said pond and running 
parallel with each other where they cross the highway lead- 
ing from the Amherst town line to East Leverett; and may 
divert into said Atkins pond the water of said Nurse and 
Dean brooks or any part thereof and may also take and con- 
vey into said town of Amherst or divert into said Atkins 
pond the water of Adams brook, of which said Nurse and 
Dean brooks are tributaries, at any point or points not more 
than twenty-five hundred feet downstream from the above 
mentioned highway leading from the Amherst town line to 
East Leverett; said pond, basin. Nurse and Dean brooks 
being situated in the town of Shutesbury in the county of 
Franklin, and said Adams brook and said outlet brook 
from Atkins pond being situated part in the town of Shutes- 
bury in the county of Franklin and part in the town of 
Amherst in the county of Hampshire; and may take and 
hold by purchase or otherwise any real estate necessary for 
the preservation and purity of the same, or for forming any 
dams or reservoirs including the raising of said Atkins pond 
and basin connected therewith, and for laying and main- 
taining aqueducts and pipes for distributing the waters so 
taken and held; and may lay its water pipes through any 
private lands, with the right to enter upon the same and dig 
therein for the purpose of making all necessary repairs; 
and for the purposes aforesaid may carry its pipes under or 
over any water course, street, railroad, street railway, high- 
way or other way, in such manner as not to obstruct the 
same; may, for the purposes aforesaid, under the direction 
of the town, county or state authorities, as the case may be, 
raise or change the location of any street or highway, and 



178 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 153. 



May take water 
from certain 
wells in town 
of Leverett. 



May take 
necessary lands, 
etc. 

May erect 
dams, etc., 
make excava- 
tions, etc. 



Proviso. 



May lay aque- 
ducts, etc., 
under and over 
any land, water 
courses, rail- 
roads, public 
or other ways, 
etc. 



Restrictions as 
to entry upon 
railroad 
locations. 



may, under the direction of the board of selectmen, enter 
upon and dig up any road or other way for the purpose of 
laying or repairing its aqueducts, pipes or other works; and 
in general may do any other acts and things convenient or 
proper for carrying out the purposes of this act. 

Section 2. Said corporation may for the purposes stated 
in said chapter one hundred and seventy-nine, and all amend- 
ments thereof, including this act, take by eminent domain 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire 
by purchase or otherwise, and may hold and convey, the 
waters or so much thereof as may be necessary, of any under- 
ground water from wells which may be constructed or sunk 
at any suitable points for such supply in the town of Leverett 
not farther than one mile from the southerly boundary of 
said town, and may take or acquire and hold as aforesaid 
any water rights connected therewith, and also all lands, 
rights of way and easements necessary for holding such 
water, for preserving and protecting the quality thereof and 
for conveying the same to the town of Amherst. For the 
purposes set forth in said chapter one hundred and seventy- 
nine and all amendments thereof including this act, said 
corporation may erect on the land thus taken or held proper 
dams, buildings, standpipcs, 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 effective water works for the 
purposes aforesaid ; provided, that no source of water supply 
for domestic purposes or lands necessary for preserving or 
protecting the quality of such water shall be acquired under 
this act without the consent of the department of public 
health, and that the location of all dams, reservoirs, wells, 
or other works for collecting or storing the water shall be 
subject to the approval of said department. The provisions 
of section six of said chapter one hundred and seventy-nine 
shall apply to water taken under this section. 

Section 3. For the aforesaid purposes, said corporation 
may construct, lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes 
and other works under and over any land, water courses, 
canals, dams, railroads, railways and public or other ways, 
and along, under or over any highway or other way in the 
towns of Amherst, Shutesbury and Pelham and in the said 
part of Leverett, in such manner as not unnecessarily to 
obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, 
laying, maintaining and repairing such aqueducts, conduits, 
pipes and other works, and for all such purposes, said cor- 
poration may dig up, raise and embank any such lands, 
highways or other ways in such manner as to cause the least 
hindrance to public travel, and may, for the purposes afore- 
said, under the direction of the town, county or state au- 
thorities, as the case may be, raise or change the location of 
any street or highway. Said corporation shall not enter upon, 
construct or lay any aqueduct, conduit, pipe or other works 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 153. 179 

within the location of any raih'oad or street railway company 
except at such times and in such manner as it may agree 
upon with such company, or, in case of failure so to agree, 
as may be approved by the department of public utilities. 
For the aforesaid purposes, said water corporation may take May take 
by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General IH^"^"^ ''*°'^^* 
Laws, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all 
lands, rights of way and easements in said towns of Amherst 
and Pelham or said parts of said towns of Leverett and 
Shutesbury, necessary for receiving, holding and distributing 
said water, and any person injured in his property by any Recovery of 
such taking or by a taking under section two may recover '*'*"*'*ees. 
damages from said corporation under said chapter seventy- 
nine. 

Section 4. Said corporation may distribute water May distribute 
throughout the said parts of the towns of Leverett and parts'^of"towM° 
Shutesbury and in that part of the town of Pelham adjacent shute^sbu"'and 
to the distributing pipes, may regulate the use of the water Peiham, fix 
and may, subject to the approval of the department of public ''^^^^' ®*^''" 
utilities, establish and fix from time to time, and may collect, 
the rates for the use of said water. Said corporation shall 
upon application supply water for the extinguishment of 
fires and for domestic and other purposes to said parts of 
the towns of Leverett, Shutesbury and Pelham and to any 
fire or water district hereafter established in any of said towns, 
and to any individual firm, association or corporation therein, 
upon such terms as may be mutually agreed upon or, in case 
of failure so to agree, as may be determined by the depart- 
ment of public utihties. 

Section 5. Said corporation may hold all such lands. May hold aii 
waters, water rights, easements and property of every kind waTef dght^?^^' 
and description as may be necessary for the purposes set etc. 
forth in said chapter one hundred and seventy-nine and all 
amendments thereof, including this act, and may issue, in May issue 
addition to the stock and bonds of the corporation heretofore stock'and 
issued, such other and additional stock and bonds under the bonds, etc. 
direction of the department of public utilities as that depart- 
ment shall determine to be reasonably necessary for the 
acquirement of and payment for the aforesaid property and 
the payment of debts and all other expenditures in connection 
with the operation, extension and carrying on of its business. 

Section 6. Section five of said chapter one hundred and etc''' repealed 
seventy-nine, as amended by section three of chapter one 
hundred and ninety-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
three and by section one of chapter five hundred and nine 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, is hereby repealed. 
But such repeal shall not affect any act done, ratified or Certain acts 
confirmed, any liability incurred or any right accruing or fi"* affected, 
established before this repeal takes effect. 

Section 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 23, 1929. 



180 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 154, 155. 



Chap. 154: An Act to provide for suspension of payment of assess- 
ments FOR betterments IN THE CASE OF THE MYSTIC 
society OF MEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Suspension of Section 1. The city council of the city of Medford may 
a^seSments for In its discretioii suspend payment of betterments assessed 
case^oTMystic" upou the property of the Mystic Society of Medford, a 
Society of rcHgious society, for a pubhc improvement resulting from 
the laying out, widening and construction of Salem street 
in said city, and may at any time thereafter in its discretion 
revoke such suspension. 
Same subject. SECTION 2. If the payment of an assessment is sus- 
pended under the provisions of this act, such assessment 
shall not bear interest unless and until such suspension shall 
be revoked, and, upon such revocation, the assessment shall, 
notwithstanding such suspension, be subject thereafter to 
the provisions of chapter eighty of the General Laws so far 
as applicable, in the same manner as though the assessment 
were made at the time of such revocation. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 23, 1929. 



County com- 
missioners of 
Barnstable 
county may 
acquire a cer- 
tain parcel of 
land for 
purpose of 
enlarging the 
county court 
house grounds 
in town of 
Barnstable. 



Chap. 155 ^^ ^^^ AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE 
COUNTY OF BARNSTABLE TO ACQUIRE A CERTAIN PARCEL 
OF LAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENLARGING THE COUNTY 
COURT HOUSE GROUNDS IN THE TOWN OF BARNSTABLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of enlarging the county 
court house grounds in the town of Barnstable, of providing 
more light and air for and better means of access to the 
county court house and of providing space for the future 
enlargement of said building, the county commissioners of 
the county of Barnstable may, at any time within five years 
from the effective date of this act, acquire in fee by purchase 
or by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the 
General Laws, a parcel of land, containing approximately 
one quarter of an acre, and bounded on the north by the 
county road, so-called, on the east by land of Mabel Cox and 
on the south and west by said county court house grounds 
as now existing; provided, that said land shall not be ac- 
quired by purchase at a price in excess of eight thousand 
dollars. 

Section 2. In order to provide funds for carrying out 
the provisions of section one, the treasurer of said county, 
with the approval of the county commissioners, may borrow 
from time to time, on the credit of the county, such sums as 
may be necessary, not exceeding eight thousand dollars in 
case of a purchase as aforesaid or the amount of the judg- 
ment in case of a taking as aforesaid, and may issue notes of 
the county therefor payable in not more than one year from 



County treas- 
urer may 
borrow money, 
issue notes, 
etc. 



amended. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 156, 157, 158. 181 

their dates. Such notes shall bear on their face the words, 
Barnstable County Court House Grounds Improvement BarnstaWe 
Loan, Act of 1929 and shall be signed by the treasurer of the House^GrouJids 
county and countersigned by a majority of the county com- Lo!rn°Ac?Sr 
missioners. The county may sell the said notes at public or 1929. ' 
private sale upon such terms and conditions as the county 
commissioners may deem proper, but not for less than their 
par value. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall, 
except as herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five 
of the General Laws. Approved March 23, 1929. 

An Act relative to the membership rights and liabili- QJiavA^Q 

TIES OF cities AND TOWNS AND OTHER POLITICAL SUB- 
DIVISIONS OP THE COMMONWEALTH HOLDING POLICIES 
ISSUED BY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seventy-six of chapter one hundred and seventj^- aL.^175, §76, 
five of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out 
the paragraph included in hnes nine to eleven, inclusive, and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Any city or town Membership 
or other political subdivision of the commonwealth or any [i'abUittel of 
other corporation becoming a member of such a company tj,*^i,n^g''^'„'^ji 
may authorize any person to represent it in such company, other political 
and such representative shall have all the rights of any indi- of common-^ 
vidual member. The contingent mutual liability of any city ""oflc^gs'irsuld^ 
or town or other political subdivision of the commonwealth by mutual ^ 
becoming a member of such a company shall not be deemed companies. 
a liability within the meaning of section thirty-one of chapter 
forty-four. The commissioner shall, upon request of any 
official of a city or town or other political subdivision of the 
commonwealth, furnish a hst of the mutual companies 
authorized to transact business in the commonwealth. 

Approved March 25, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the town of falmouth to appro- Chap. 157 

PRIATE MONEY FOR PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Falmouth may, by a two thirds Jo^nof 

. , i r j-U il Falmouth may 

vote, appropriate each year a sum not exceedmg three thou- appropriate 
sand dollars for providing amusements or entertainments of pui"n^imuse- 
a public character. The money so appropriated by the town ments. 
shall be expended under the direction of the board of select- 
men. 

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

Approved March 26, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the town of Orleans to appropriate Chap. 158 

MONEY FOR PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Orleans may, by a two thirds Town of 

. , ii-ij-/: Orleans may 

vote, appropriate each year a sum not exceedmg twenty-nve appropriate 



182 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 159, 160. 



money for 
public amuse- 
ments. 



hundred dollars for providing amusements or entertainments 
of a public character. The money so appropriated by the 
town shall be expended under the direction of the board of 
selectmen. 

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

Approved March 26, 1929. 



Chap. 159 An Act relative to certain assignments of wages. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 154, § 3, 
amended. 

Requisites for 
validity of 
assignments 
of wages. 



Chapter one hundred and fifty-four of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section three and inserting 
in place thereof the following : — Section 3. No assignment 
of or order for future wages other than one subject to the 
preceding section shall be valid for a period exceeding two 
years from the making thereof, nor unless made to secure a 
debt contracted prior to or simultaneously with the execution 
of said assignment or order, nor unless executed in writing in 
the standard form set forth in section five and signed by the 
assignor in person and not by attorney, nor unless such 
assignment or order states the date of its execution, the money 
or the money value of goods actually furnished by the assignee 
and the rate of interest, if any, to be paid thereon. Three 
fourths of the weekly earnings or wages of the assignor shall 
at all times be exempt from such assignment or order, and no 
assignment or order shall be valid which does not so state 
on its face. No such assignment or order shall be valid 
unless the written acceptance of the employer of the assignor, 
and, if the assignor is a married man, the written consent of 
his wife to the making thereof, are endorsed thereon or at- 
tached thereto. Approved March 27, 1929. 



Chap. 160 An Act providing for the prompt payment of soldiers' 

relief in certain cases. 



G. L. 115, § 17, 
etc., amended. 



Notice to 
certain officials 
of application 
for military 
aid or soldiers' 
relief. 

Procedure in 
case of un- 
reasonable de- 
lay in aiding 
applicant. 



Penalty. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seventeen of chapter one hundred and fifteen of the 
General Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred and 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is 
hereby further amended by striking out the second paragraph 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — 

If an applicant for military aid or soldiers' relief has a 
settlement outside of the town where the application is made, 
the official required to act thereon shall, within three days, 
notify the corresponding official in the town of the applicant's 
settlement, and also the commissioner. If the town of settle- 
ment of an applicant for soldiers' relief unreasonably delays 
in aiding the applicant after receipt of said notice, the town 
of the applicant's residence shall forthwith grant such aid as 
the commissioner may order, and the town so granting such 
aid shall be reimbursed in full therefor by the town of the 
applicant's settlement. Any town official required to act on 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 161, 162. 183 

such order of the commissioner who refuses and neglects to 
comply therewith shall be punished by a fine of not less than 
twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars. 

Approved March 27, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the department of public health pUn^) 161 
TO disseminate information relative to the public ^' 

HEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section five of chapter one hundred and eleven of the g. l. iii, § 5, 
General Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred and ^*'^' ^n^ended. 
twenty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, 
is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"gather" in the eighth line the words: — and disseminate, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 6. The department shall dutlerof "^ 
take cognizance of the interests of health and life among the department of 
citizens of the commonwealth, make sanitary investigations ''^ ic eat . 
and inquiries relative to the causes of disease, and especially 
of epidemics, the sources of mortality and the effects of 
localities, employments, conditions and circumstances on the 
public health, and relative to the sale of drugs and food and 
adulterations thereof; and shall gather and disseminate such 
information relating thereto as it considers proper for diffu- 
sion among the people. It shall advise the government con- 
cerning the location and other sanitary condition of any 
public institution; and shall have oversight of inland waters, 
sources of water supply and vaccine institutions; and may, 
for the use of the people of the commonwealth, produce and 
distribute antitoxin and vaccine lymph and such specific 
material for protective inoculation, diagnosis or treatment 
against tj^phoid fever and other diseases as said department 
may from time to time deem it advisable to produce and 
distribute; and may sell, under such rules, regulations or 
restrictions as the council may establish, such amounts of the 
various biologic products prepared or manufactured in the 
laboratories of the department, as constitute an excess over 
the amounts required for the diagnosis, prevention and 
treatment of infectious diseases within the commonwealth. 
It shall annually examine all main outlets of sewers and 
drainage of towns of the commonwealth, and the effect of 
sewage disposal. Approved March 27, 1929. 

An Act relative to reimbursement of the common- fhn^ i AO 

WEALTH FOR CERTAIN EXPENDITURES FOR THE DIVISION 
OF SAVINGS BANK LIFE INSURANCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-eight of the General g. l. i78,ji7, 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section seventeen, ^ *'" *™^" 
as amended by chapter one hundred and eighty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, and inserting 



184 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 163. 



Reimbursement 
of common- 
wealth for cer- 
tain expendi- 
tures for 
division of 
savings bank 
life insurance. 



Apportionment 
among savings 
and insurance 
banks. 



Proviso. 



in place thereof the following : — Section 1 7. There shall be 
paid to the commonwealth on account of sums expended by 
it for the division of savings bank life insurance during the 
3^ear ended on November thirtieth next preceding, the follow- 
ing amounts: On December fifteenth, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, a sum equal to twenty-five per cent thereof; on 
December fifteenth, nineteen hundred and thirty, a sum 
equal to forty per cent; on December fifteenth, nineteen 
hundred and thirty-one, a sum equal to fifty-five per cent; 
on December fifteenth, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, 
a sum equal to seventy per cent; on December fifteenth, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-three, a sum equal to eighty- 
five per cent; on December fifteenth, nineteen hundred and 
thirty-four, and on December fifteenth in each year thereafter, 
a sum equal to the total amount. Said sums so to be repaid 
to the commonwealth shall be apportioned by the trustees 
of the General Insurance Guaranty Fund among the savings 
and insurance banks in proportion to their premium income, 
or on such other basis as the said trustees shall deem equitable 
and proper, and said banks shall be assessed therefor in 
accordance with such apportionment; provided, that no 
savings and insurance bank shall be assessed for any part of 
said expenditure unless and until it shall have accumulated 
in its insurance department a surplus fund of not less than 
twenty thousand dollars as provided in sections five, nineteen 
and twenty-one, or unless and until five years shall have 
elapsed from the date when it shall have been licensed by the 
commissioner of insurance to issue policies and make annuity 
contracts, whichever event shall sooner happen. Any sum 
so apportioned to banks so exempted shall be paid to the 
commonwealth by the trustees of the General Insurance 
Guaranty Fund from the interest income thereof on or before 
December fifteenth in each year as above provided. 

Approved March 27, 1929. 



C hap. IQS -^N Act providing for an additional water supply for 

THE MEDFIELD STATE HOSPITAL. 



Department of 
mental diseases 
may acquire 
land for 
purpose of pro- 
viding an 
additional 
water supply 
for Med field 
state hospital. 



May install 
wells, erect 
buildings, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The department of mental diseases, for the 
purpose of acquiring an additional supply of pure water for 
domestic and other purposes at the Medfield state hospital, 
may, in the name and on behalf of the commonwealth, take 
by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the Gen- 
eral Laws, or acquire by purchase, gift or otherwise, and 
hold, such lands and interests in land in the town of Med- 
field, as are necessary for wells and the protection thereof 
and for a pipe line from such wells to said hospital; may in- 
stall wells, erect buildings and other structures, make exca- 
vations, procure and operate machinery, construct, lay and 
maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works under 
or over any lands, water courses, railroads, railways and 
pubhc or other ways, and along such ways, in said town, in 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 164. 185 

such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same, and 
for the purpose of constructing, laying, maintaining, operat- 
ing and repairing such conduits, pipes and other works, and 
for all other proper purposes of this act, said department 
may dig up or raise and embank lands, highways or other 
ways, in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to 
public travel on such ways; provided, that said department Proviso, 
shall not enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, pipes or 
other works within the location of any railroad corpoi-ation, 
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 department of public utilities; 
and provided, further, that all water for domestic purposes 
and lands necessary for preserving the quality of such 
water shall be taken or acquired only with the advice and 
approval of the department of public health. 

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

Approved March 28, 1929. 

An Act relative to the water and sewerage board ChavA^^L 

OF THE TOW^N OF WAKEFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter seventy-nine of the 1924, 79, § i, 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four is hereby amended ^'"^" 
by striking out, in the first line, the words "sewer commis- 
sioners" and inserting in place thereof the words: — water 
and sewerage board, — and by striking out, in the ninth 
line, the word "commissioners" and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — board, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 1. The water and sewerage board of the town of frfeTftstn^town 
Wakefield may determine the value of the benefit or ad- of Wakefieid. 
vantage to every parcel of real estate in the town beyond the 
general advantage to all real estate therein from the con- 
struction hereafter of any sewer or extension of any existing 
sewer or from the doing of any other work authorized by the 
provisions of chapter three hundred and seventy-seven of 
the acts of nineteen hundred, and may assess on every such 
parcel a proportionate share of such part, not exceeding two 
thirds, as said board shall deem just, of the expenses in- 
curred by the town for the improvements aforesaid, pro- Proviso. 
vided that no assessment on any parcel of real estate shall 
exceed the value of the special benefit to that parcel. 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter seventy-nine is 192-1, 79, § 2, 
hereby amended bj^ striking out, in the sixth line, the words '*">®"'*^'*- 
"sewer commissioners" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — water and sewerage board, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 2. The town of Wakefield may, how- Same subject. 
ever, at any town meeting after this act is accepted, vote 
that two thirds of the estimated average cost of the com- 
pletion or extension of the existing sewer system or systems 
in said town be thereafter assessed upon the estates bene- 
fited b}^ said system or systems, and in such case the water 



186 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 165, 166. 



Proviso. 



and sewerage board of said town shall fix a uniform rate 
according to the frontage of estates upon any street or way 
in which a sewer is constructed or according to the area of 
estates within a specified distance from such street or way 
or according to both frontage and area, and shall make all 
assessments, thereafter levied, in accordance with such rate, 
provided that no assessment on any parcel of real estate 
shall exceed the value of the special benefit to that parcel. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 28, 1929. 



Chap. 165 An Act authorizing the town of oak bluffs to borrow 

MONEY TO MEET FINAL JUDGMENTS ON ACCOUNT OF LAND 
TAKEN FOR PARK PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of paying final judgments 
rendered against the town of Oak Bluffs for the taking of 
land for park purposes, the 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, seventy thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the 
words. Oak Bluffs Park Land Loan, Act of 1929. 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 
subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive 
of the limitation contained in the first paragraph of section 
seven thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and 
twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight. 

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

Approved March 28, 1929. 



Town of Oak 
Bluffs may 
borrow money 
to meet final 
judgments 
on account 
of land taken 
for park pur- 
poses. 



Oak Bluffs 
Park Land 
Loan, Act of 
1929. 



Chap 



G. L. 175. 
§ IISB, etc., 
amended. 



.166 An Act relative to the establishment of classifica- 
tions OF risks and premium charges under the com- 
pulsory motor vehicle liability insurance law, 
so-called. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section one hundred and 
thirteen B, as inserted by section four of chapter three hun- 
dred and forty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, and as amended by chapter one hundred and 
eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, 
by section six of chapter three hundred and eighty-one of the 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 166. 187 

acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight and by section 
two of chapter thirty-four of the acts of the current year, 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 113B. ^"^J^Sfi" 
The commissioner shall, annually on or before September cations of risks 
fifteenth, after due hearing and investigation, fix and es- charges to be 
tablish fair and reasonable classifications of risks and ade- "hargedl^y 
quate, just, reasonable and non-discriminatory premium companies, 
charges to be used and charged by companies in connection 
with the issue or execution of motor vehicle liability policies 
or bonds, both as defined in section thirty-four A of chapter 
ninety, for the ensuing calendar year or any part thereof. 
He shall, on or before said date, sign memoranda of the Certified copy 
classifications and premium charges fixed and established by tfons and"^' 
him in such form as he may prescribe and file the same in schedule of 
his office, and cause a duly certified copy of such classifica- charges to be 
tions and schedule of premium charges forthwith to be compTniesf^" 
transmitted to each company authorized to issue such etc. 
policies or to execute such bonds. During said calendar 
year, the classifications and premium charges fixed and 
established by the commissioner for such policies shall be 
used by all companies issuing such policies, and the classi- 
fications and premium charges for such bonds shall be used 
b}^ all companies acting as surety on such bonds. 

The commissioner shall cause notice of every such hearing Notice of 
to be given by advertising the date thereof once in at least advertised,^e\c. 
one newspaper printed in each of the cities of Boston, 
Worcester, Springfield, Newburyport, Gloucester, Pittsfield, 
Fall River, New Bedford, Haverhill and Lawrence, at least 
ten days prior to said date, and he shall incorporate in such 
notice or publish therewith a schedule clearly and precisely 
setting forth the premium charges proposed to be fixed and 
established for the ensuing calendar year. Such notice 
and schedule shall be in such form as the commissioner may 
deem expedient. 

The commissioner may make, and, at any time, alter or Rules and 
amend, reasonable rules and regulations to facilitate the '^eguiations. 
operation of this section and enforce the application of the 
classifications and premium charges fixed and established 
by him, and to govern hearings and investigations under this 
section. He may at any time require any company to file Filing of data, 
with him such data, statistics, schedules or information as etc°Ty*'°"' 
he may deem proper or necessary to enable him to fix and companies, 
establish or secure and maintain fair and reasonable classi- 
fications of risks and adequate, just, reasonable and non- 
discriminatory premium charges for such policies or bonds. 
He may issue such orders as he finds proper, expedient or Certain orders 
necessary to enforce and administer the provisions of this ^fonTr"^""^" 
section, to secure compliance with any rules or regulations 
made thereunder, and to enforce adherence to the classifi- 
cations and premium charges fixed and established by him. 
The supreme judicial court for the county of Suffolk shall fujid^court 
have jurisdiction in equity upon the petition of the com- may enforce 
missioner and upon a summary hearing, to enforce all law- ^^^^^^- 



188 > 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 167. 



Actions, orders, 
etc., of com- 
missioner to be 
public records. 



Review by 
supreme ju- 
dicinl court of 
actions, orders, 
etc., of com- 
missioner. 



Order of 
notice, issuance, 
service, etc. 

Speedy hearing. 

Actions, orders, 
etc., in effect 
pending court 
decision, etc. 



Jurisdiction 
of court, etc. 



Court decision 
final. 



Rules, etc 
court to 
govern pro- 
ceedings, etc 



by 



Commissioner 
to have access 
to certificates, 
etc. 

Classific^ition 
by mutual 
companies of 
motor vehicle 
liability 
policies, etc., 
for purpose of 
paying divi- 
dends, etc. 



ful orders of the commissioner. Memoranda of all actions, 
orders, findings and decisions of the commissioner shall be 
signed by him and filed in his office as public records open 
to public inspection. 

Any person or company aggrieved by any action, order, 
finding or decision of the commissioner under this section 
may, within twenty days from the filing of such memo- 
randum thereof in his office, file a petition in the supreme 
judicial court for the county of Suffolk for a review of such 
action, order, finding or decision. An order of notice re- 
turnable not later than seven days from the filing of such 
petition shall forthwith issue and be served upon the commis- 
sioner. Within ten days after the return of said order of 
notice, the petition shall be assigned for a speedy and sum- 
mary hearing on the merits. The action, order, finding or 
decision of the commissioner shall remain in full force and 
effect pending the final decision of the court unless the court 
or a justice thereof after notice to the commissioner shall by 
a special order otherwise direct. The court shall have 
jurisdiction in equity to modify, amend, annul, reverse or 
affirm such action, order, finding or decision, shall review 
all questions of fact and of law involved therein and may 
make any appropriate order or decree. The decision of the 
court shall be final and conclusive on the parties. The court 
may make such order as to costs as it deems equitable. 
The court shall make such rules or orders as it deems proper 
governing proceedings under this section to secure prompt 
and speedy hearings and to expedite final decisions thereon. 

The commissioner, his deputies or examiners shall at all 
times have access to the certificates defined in said section 
thirty-four A filed with the registrar of motor vehicles. 

Every mutual company issuing or executing motor 
vehicle liability policies or bonds, both as defined in said 
section thirty-four A, shall constitute such policies or bonds 
as a separate class of business for the purpose of paying 
dividends. Any dividends on such policies or bonds shall 
be declared on the profits of the company from said class of 
business. Approved March 28, 1929. 



Chap. 167 An Act authorizing the city of westfield to reimburse 

JAMES A. REAGAN FOR CERTAIN EXPENSES INCURRED BY 
REASON OF INJURIES SUSTAINED BY HIS MINOR DAUGHTER 
IN THE HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING OF SAID CITY. 



City of West- 
field may 
reimburse 
James A. 
Reagan for 
certain ex- 
penses incurred 
by reason of 
injuries sus- 
tained by 
his minor 
daughter in 
high school 
building of 
said_city. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral 
obligation, the city of Westfield may pay to James A. 
Reagan, the father of Grace M. Reagan, a minor, the sum 
of ninety-nine dollars and ten cents, to reimburse him for 
expenses of medical and hospital care incurred by him on 
account of injuries received by her on or about March fifth, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, by reason of a defect 
in the floor of the high school building of said city. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 1G8, 169. 189 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
during the current year by vote of the city council of said "tl^ *'"""'"'' 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not other- 
wise. Approved March 28, 1929. 

An Act relative to the management and control of (J]iar).\Q'& 

THE STADIUM AND ATHLETIC FIELD IN THE CITY OF HAVER- 
HILL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The school committee of the city of Haver- School com- 
hill shall have sole management and control of the Haver- of'Hrverifiii^to 
hill stadium and athletic field, so called, including the land Jj^'lj^naKement 
and structures thereon, located in said city and to be used and control of 
for purposes of school and other athletics and public events tthietic'fLw, 
at which an admission fee may or may not be charged. ^^''■ 
Said school committee may lease or let said stadium and 
athletic field for any of the aforesaid purposes upon such 
terms and conditions as it may determine. All revenue 
received by said school committee from said stadium and 
athletic field shall be paid into the treasury of said city. 
Acting on behalf of said city, said school committee shall 
collect all money due to, and assume all obligations and 
debts incurred by, the Haverhill stadium and athletic 
field commission, established by chapter fifty-six of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen. 

Section 2. Said chapter fiftj^-six of the Special Acts of j^g^ied^^' 
nineteen hundred and eighteen is hereby repealed. 

Approved March 28, 1929. 

An Act relative to the solemnization of marriage. ChavAQ^ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and seven of the General Laws is g. l. 207, § 38, 
hereby amended by striking out section thirty-eight and ''"^'^^'^i- 
inserting in place thereof the following: — ^edfon 38. A ^f^^^^^^^""" 
marriage may be solemnized in any place within the com- 
monwealth by a minister of the gospel who resides in the 
commonwealth and who is recognized by his church or de- 
nomination as duly ordained and in good and regular stand- 
ing as a minister of such church or denomination; by a 
rabbi of the Israelitish faith, duly licensed by a congregation 
of said faith established in the commonwealth, who has 
filed with the clerk or registrar of the city or town where he 
resides a certificate of the establishment of the synagogue, 
the date of his appointment thei'eto and of the term of his 
engagement; by a justice of the peace if he is also clerk or 
assistant clerk of a city or town, or a registrar or assistant 
registrar, in the city or town where he holds such office, or, 
if he is also clerk or assistant clerk of a court, in the city or 
town where the court is authorized to be held, or, if he has 
been designated as provided in the following section and 
has received a certificate of designation and has qualified 



190 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 170. 



Churches, etc. 
to file certain 
information 
with state 
secretary. 



thereunder, in the city or town where he resides; and it 
may be solemnized among Friends or Quakers according to 
the usage of their societies; but no person shall solemnize 
a marriage in the commonwealth unless he can read and 
write the English language. 

Churches and other rehgious organizations shall file in the 
office of the state secretary information relating to persons 
recognized or licensed as aforesaid, in such form and at such 
times as the secretary may require. 

Approved March 28, 1929. 



G. L. 125, § 10, 
amended. 

Oath of 
subordinate 
officers in state 
prison, state 
prison colony, 
and in other 
penal institu- 
tions. 



Chap. 170 An Act making certain provisions of law applicable 

TO THE STATE PRISON COLONY AND TO OTHER PENAL 
INSTITUTIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twenty-five of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
ten and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 
10. All subordinate officers of the state prison, state prison 
colony, Massachusetts reformatory or reformatory for 
women, before entering upon the performance of their 
official duties, shall take and subscribe the following oaths: 

I, A. B., do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and 
allegiance to the commonwealth of Massachusetts, and will 
support the constitution thereof. So help me, God. 

I, A. B., do solemnly swear that I will obey the lawful 
orders of all my superior officers. So help me, God. 

I, A. B., do solemnly swear and affirm that I will faith- 
fully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties 
incumbent on me in the office to which I have been appointed, 
according to the best of my abilities and understanding, 
agreeably to the rules and regulations of the constitution, 
the laws of the commonwealth and the rules provided in 
accordance with law for the government of the state prison 
(state prison colony, Massachusetts reformatory or re- 
formatory for women). So help me, God. 

The oaths may be administered by any officer authorized 
by law to administer oaths, and a record thereof shall be in 
the possession of the warden or superintendent. 

Section 2. Section twelve of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-seven of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word "the" the second time it occurs 
in the second line the words: — state prison colony, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 12. An officer of the state 
prison who holds his place at the pleasure of the warden, 
or an officer or employee of the state prison colony, Massa- 
chusetts reformatory, reformatory for women, prison camp 
and hospital or state farm who holds his place at the pleasure 
of the superintendent, who is unfaithful or incompetent, or 
who uses intoxicating liquor as a beverage, shall be forth- 
with removed by him. 



G. L. 127, § 12, 
amended. 



Removal of 
incompetent 
officers of 
prisons. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 171. . 191 

Section 3. Chapter two hundred and sixty-eight of the g. l. 268. § 19. 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section ^™^"'^'^'^- 
nineteen and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 19. An officer or other person, who, being employed f^^g^f^ ^"^ 
in any penal institution, voluntarily suffers a convict con- consenting to 
fined therein to escape, or in any way consents to such pe^niTunsti^ 
escape, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state tutions. 
prison for not more than twenty years. 

Section 4. Said chapter two hundred and sixty-eight is g. l. 268, § 31. 
hereby further amended by striking out section thirty-one *'™''"*^e^- 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 31 . ^\x^^l%^^^ . 
Whoever delivers or procures to be delivered, or has in his .ance of articles 
po.'session with intent to deliver, to a convict confined in p°enai [nstitu- 
any penal institution, or whoever deposits or conceals in or t'^^s. 
about the institution, or the dependencies thereof, or upon 
any land appurtenant thereto, or in any boat or vehicle 
going into the premises belonging to the institution, any 
article, with intent that a convict shall obtain or receive it, 
and whoever receives from a convict any article with intent 
to convey it out of the institution, contrary to the rules and 
regulations thereof, and without the knowledge and per- 
mission of the commissioner of correction or of the warden, 
superintendent or officer in charge thereof shall be punished 
by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by im- 
prisonment in the state prison for not more than three years 
or in jail for not more than two and one half years. 

Approved March 29, 1929. 

An Act providing certain financial protection to QJidj) I'Ji 

MILK producers IN THEIR DEALINGS WITH LICENSED 
MILK DEALERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section forty-one of chapter ninety-four of g. L.94 §41, 
the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following : — Every inspector of milk shall J^fi^'^jo"'^^ °^ 
annually during the month of June, and at any other time furnish com- 
upon special request of the commissioner of agriculture, agrfcuitu^rr^ 
furnish to him a list of dealers holding licenses for the sale annual lists 

01 llC6nS6Cl 

of milk, skimmed milk or cream who purchase the same miik dealers. 
directly from producers in the commonwealth. If any in- 
spector revokes such a license or reinstates such a license 
previously revoked, he shall, within ten days after the 
effective date of such revocation or reinstatement, notify 
said commissioner in writing to that effect. 

Section 2. Said chapter ninety-four is hereby further g. l. 94, new 
amended by inserting after section forty-two the following afterT42. 
new section : — Section J^2A . Every person licensed under Certain licensed 
section forty-one who purchases milk, skimmed milk or to'iubmit^'^^ 
cream directly from the producer in the commonwealth g'^'^P^f^^Y 
shall, annually during the month of September and at such report an- 
other times as the commissioner of agriculture shall request, co'lnmisl^oner. 
prepare and submit to him upon a form provided therefor 



192 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 172, 173. 



Pent'lty for 
failure to 
make report, 
etc. 



by the department of agriculture a complete financial report 
signed by the licensee, and verified by his oath or his written 
declaration that it is made under the penalties of perjury. 
Any licensee neglecting to make such report or, if defective 
or erroneous, to amend it within fifteen days after a request 
so to do, shall be punished by a fine of twenty-five dollars 
for each consecutive period of twent.y-four hours during 
which such neglect continues. Approved March 29, 1929. 



Chap.172 



G. L. 231. new 
section after 
§ 59 A. 



Expediting the 
collection of 
debts. 



When 
operative. 



An Act to expedite the collection of debts. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and thirty-one of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 
fifty-nine A, inserted by section one of chapter five hundred 
and nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, 
under the title ^'Expediting the Collection of Debts" the 
following new section : — Section 59B. In any action of 
contract where the plaintiff seeks to recover a debt or 
liquidated demand, he may, at any time after the defendant 
has appeared or, in a removed case, after its entry, on 
affidavit by himself or by any other person who can swear 
to the facts of his own knowledge, verifying the cause of 
action and stating that in his behef there is no defense 
thereto, move for the immediate entry of judgment for the 
amount of the debt or demand, together with interest if 
any is claimed. The motion may be set down for hear'ng 
upon four days' notice and after hearing the court may, 
unless the defendant by affidavit, by his own evidence or 
otherwise shall disclose such facts as the court finds entitle 
him to defend, enter an order for judgment for the amount 
of the debt or demand, with interest if any is due, and 
costs. Judgment as aforesaid shall be entered at the ex- 
piration of seven days from the order unless the defendant 
in the meanwhile files a demand for trial; and if such demand 
is filed as aforesaid the case shall be advanced for speedy 
trial. If the defendant does not appear at said hearing or 
file at or before the time set for hearing an affidavit setting 
forth specifically and clearly the substantive facts upon which 
he relies as a defense, the court may enter judgment by 
default. 

Section 2. This act shall become operative on Septem- 
ber first of the current year. Approved March 29, 1929. 



Chap. 173 An Act providing for prompt informal trials in the 

superior court. 



G. L. 231, new 
section after 
§60. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and thirty-one of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 
sixty, under the title '^ Providing for Prompt Informal Trials 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 174. 193 

in the Superior Court", the following new section: — Section Parties may 
60 A. In any action at law or suit in equity after issue \va^ive certain 
joined in the superior court, any party to the proceeding [,'faction*^^" 
may, by a writing filed in the clerk's office, offer to waive atiavvor 
any or all of the following : — equity after 

(1) A trial by jury if it has been claimed. luplrlor'^co'lirt. 

(2) The right to file interrogatories except as allowed 
by the court. 

(3) The rules of evidence to the end that any evidence 
may be received which the court considers probative. 

(4) The right to appeal from, or take exceptions to, any 
ruling, order, judgment or decree except on a question of 
substantive law. 

A written notice of such offer with a copy thereof shall "^oi^o^trZ^hT 
be served by registered mail, with return receipt requested, served, etc. 
upon the other party or his attorney not less than ten days 
before the trial of the action or suit. If such offer is not 
rejected by a writing filed in the clerk's office within ten 
days after such notice or within such further time as the 
court may on motion allow, such offer shall be deemed to 
have been accepted and the matters in controversy shall be 
tried and determined in accordance therewith; and such 
action or suit shall be advanced for speedy trial. 

Section 2. This act shall become operative on Septem- when 
ber first of the current year. Approved March 29, 1929. operative. 



An Act eelative to traveling expenses of the board Cha7).174: 
OF registration of nurses. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in Emergency 
part defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to preamble. 
be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifteen of chapter thirteen of the General Laws g. l. is, § is, 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the sixth line, the '*'"''"'^'^^- 
words ", not exceeding three cents a mile each way", — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 15. Each member of Board of 
the board, except the secretary, shall receive five dollars for mtrses, com- 
every day actually spent in the performance of his duties; fraveiinTex-*^ 
provided, that the total sum paid to any member thereof penses. 
shall not in any one year exceed one hundred and fifty P''°"^'^°- 
dollars, and the necessary traveling expenses actually in- 
curred in attending the meetings of the board. Said com- To be paid by 
pensation and traveling expenses, and any incidental ex- commonwealth. 
penses necessarily incurred by the board or any member 
thereof, shall be paid by the commonwealth; provided, that Proviso. 
such compensation and expenses shall not be in excess of 
the receipts for registration paid to the commonwealth by 
the board. Approved April 1, 1929. 



194 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 175. 



Chap. 17d ^N Act incorporating the trustees under the will 

OF LOTTA M. CRABTREE AND EXEMPTING FROM TAXATION 
CERTAIN PROPERTY HELD BY SAID TRUSTEES. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Trustees Under 
the Will of 
Lotta M. 
Crabtree 
incorporated. 



May hold 
real and 
personal estate. 

Powers, etc. 



Certain 
property 
held by 

trustees exempt 
from taxation. 



Filing of list 
of exempted 
property and 
statement of 
receipts and 
expenditures. 



When § 2 takes 
effect. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would, in 
part, defeat its purpose, 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. Clarence R. Edwards, Frederic H. Chase 
and Joseph R. McCoole, trustees appointed under the will 
of Lotta M. Crabtree, late of Boston, deceased, and their 
successors in said trust, are hereby made a corporation under 
the name of Trustees Under the Will of Lotta M. Crabtree, 
for the purpose of executing the benevolent and charitable 
trusts established under the will of said Lotta M. Crabtree. 
Said corporation may hold for the purposes of said trusts 
real and personal estate to an amount not to exceed five 
million dollars. Except as otherwise provided in this act, 
said corporation shall have the powers, privileges and 
exemptions, and shall be subject to the duties, restrictions 
and liabilities, set forth in all general laws now or hereafter 
in force relating to charitable and benevolent corporations 
and institutions. 

Section 2. Any real estate in this commonwealth left 
by said Lotta M. Crabtree, and held in trust under her will 
upon charitable trusts exclusively, shall, beginning with and 
for the year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, be exempt 
from taxation so long as said real estate, or the net income 
therefrom, shall be administered solely for the benefit of 
disabled, maimed, wounded and sick soldiers, sailors and 
women who were actually in the service of the United States 
during the World War, of those dependent upon them, and 
of those dependent upon deceased soldiers, sailors and 
women who were in the service of the United States during 
the World War. 

A list of the property so exempted and a statement of 
receipts and expenditures in connection therewith shall be 
filed at the times and in the manner provided for the filing 
of lists and statements in sections twenty-nine to thirty- 
five, inclusive, of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws; 
and said real estate shall not be exempt for any year in 
which the trustees omit to bring in to the assessors the list 
and statement required by said section twenty-nine. Ex- 
cept as otherwise provided, the provisions of said chapter 
fifty-nine shall apply to proceedings for abatement here- 
under. 

Section 3. Section two of this act shall take effect as 
of the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine. Approved April 1, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 176, 177, 178. 195 



An Act relative to the purchase and distribution of (JJiq^j) jyg 

BOOKS containing PORTRAITS OF MEMBERS OF THE GEN- 
ERAL COURT AND OTHER MATTERS OF PUBLIC INTEREST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter five of the General Laws is hereby g.l 5 §i8. 
amended by striking out section eighteen and inserting in '*™°° ^ 
place thereof the following: — Section 18. The clerks of the Purchase and 
two branches of the general court may, in every odd-numbered orboo^ '"" 
year, purchase three hundred and forty copies of a book con- ''ojfraits^of 
taining portraits and biographical sketches of members of the members of 
general court and other state officers, lists of committees and etc "'*' ^°^^^' 
such other information as the clerks approve. The clerks shall 
furnish one such copy to each such member and shall dis- 
tribute the other copies as the committees on rules of the 
senate and house of representatives may direct. The clerks 
may expend therefor a sum not exceeding sixteen hundred 
dollars. 

Section 2. After a sufficient appropriation has been Applicable to 
made, this act shall also apply, for the purpose of preventing copL^of ° 
loss to the publisher, to the purchase of the copies of the gj^fon* 
current edition of said book. Approved April 1 , 1929. 



An Act relative to the appointment of assistant as- Chav. 177 

SESSORS in the CITY OF MALDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and forty-four of the isov, 144, §i, 
acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven is hereby amended ^"^"^ ^ 
by striking out section one and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — Section 1 . The board of assessors of the Appointment 
city of Maiden is hereby authorized to appoint such number assessor^hi 
of assistant assessors and other assistants and subordinates ?J*L°(, 

. , , , Maiden. 

as said board may deem necessary. 

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

Approved April 2, 1929. 



An Act relative to the board of election commis- Chap. 17S 

SIGNERS in the CITY OF SOMERVILLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter eighty-two of the 1928, 82, §3, 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight is hereby amended '^"^®° 
by striking out, in the fifth, sixth and seventh lines, the 
words "The city clerk shall always be ex officio one of the 
members of the board", — so as to read as follows: — Sec- Board of 
tion 3. The members of the board of registrars of voters in 
office in said city at the time this act takes effect shall be gomervme 



election 
commissioners 



members of said board of election commissioners, and shall how con- 
serve until the expiration of their respective terms and of'office,' etc™^ 



196 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 179. 



Vacancy, 
how filled. 



Vacancy 
resulting 
from passage 
of act, how 
filled, etc. 



until their successors are appointed and qualij&ed. As the 
terms of the several election commissioners expire, and in 
case a vacancy occurs in said board, the mayor shall, sub- 
ject to approval by the board of aldermen, so appoint their 
successors that the members of the board shall equally 
represent the two leading political parties as defined as 
aforesaid. Such appointments shall be for terms of three 
years beginning April first, except that any appointment 
to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired term. 

Section 2. The vacancy in the membership of said 
board of election commissioners resulting by reason of the 
passage of this act shall be filled in the manner provided by 
the preceding section, and the person appointed to fill such 
vacancy shall hold office until the expiration of three years 
from April first of the current year. 

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

Approved April 2, 1929. 



Chap. 179 An Act to change the name of the commission on pro- 
bation AND OF ITS executive OFFICER. 



G. L. 276, §§ 98 
99, 100, etc., 
and 101 to 10.3, 
inclusive, 
amended. 



Board of 
probation, 
appointment, 
term, etc. 



Vacancy. 



Removal. 

Commissioner 
of probation, 
appointment, 
duties, salary. 



OfBce 

accommoda- 
tions, etc. 



No compensa- 
tion, etc. 



Expenditure. 



Powers and 
duties of board 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and seventy-six of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out sections 
ninety-eight, ninety-nine, one hundred, as amended by 
section three of chapter three hundred and twenty of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, and one hundred 
and one to one hundred and three, inclusive, and inserting 
in place thereof the following : — Section 98. There shall 
be a board of probation of five persons, appointed by the 
chief justice of the superior court, one or more of whom 
may be justices of the courts. Said chief justice shall 
annually appoint one member of the board to serve for five 
years from the second Wednesday in July. A vacancy in 
the board shall be filled in the same manner for the unex- 
pired term. Any member of the board may be removed 
by the chief justice. The board shall appoint a commis- 
sioner of probation as its executive officer, who shall hold 
office during its pleasure. He shall perform such duties as 
may be required of him by the board and shall receive such 
salary as it shall, subject to the approval of the governor 
and council, determine. The board shall be provided with 
suitable office accommodations, in the Suffolk county court 
house or elsewhere, and may employ such assistance as is 
needed to perform its work. The members of the board shall 
receive no compensation for services hereunder, but they 
and the commissioner shall be allowed the necessary expenses 
incurred in the performance of their official duties. The 
board may expend for the purposes for which it is estab- 
lished such sums as the general court may appropriate. 

Section 99. The board of probation shall prescribe the 
form of all records and of all reports from probation officers, 
and shall make rules for the registration of reports and for 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 179. 197 

the exchange of information between the courts. It shall 
provide for such organization and co-operation of the pro- 
bation officers in the several courts as may seem advisable. 
To promote co-ordination in the probation work of the 
courts, the board may call a conference of any or all of the 
justices of the district courts and the Boston juvenile court, 
or a conference of any or all of the probation officers and 
assistant probation officers, and a member of the board shall 
preside. With the approval of the board, the commis- 
sioner of correction or the department of public welfare 
may hold a conference with any or all of the probation officers 
to secure their co-operation in keeping trace of the where- 
abouts of persons who are at liberty from the prisons of 
the commonwealth. The traveling expenses of said justices 
or officers in attending any conference herein named shall 
be paid as the other expenses of the respective courts are 
paid. 

Section 100. Every probation officer, or the chief or Probation 
senior probation officer of a court having more than one °^tfin other 
probation officer, shall transmit to the board of probation, public officers 
in such form and at such times as it shall require, detailed boaS'd^aiied 
reports regarding the work of probation in the court, and p'^oba^fion 
the commissioner of correction, the penal institutions com- work, paroles, 

P -i-> J 1 J 1 J • • f permits to be 

missioner ot Boston and the county commissioners oi coun- at liberty, etc. 
ties other than Suffolk shall transmit to the board, as afore- 
said, 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; and under the direction of the Record of 
board a record shall be kept of all such cases as the board trbe'kept,''etc. 
may require for the information of the justices and proba- 
tion officers. Police officials shall co-operate with the Police officials 
board and the probation officers in obtaining and reporting toco-operate. 
information concerning persons on probation. The infor- Accessibility of 
mation so obtained and recorded shall be accessible at all '"fo™ation. 
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 de- information 
partment of public welfare shall at all times give to the m^ssi'o'Ser of 
board and the probation officers such information as may correction and 

, ,,.,p'^,, , . . ,'' department of 

be obtained from the records concerning prisoners under public welfare. 
sentence or who have been released. 

Section 101. The board of probation shall make an annual Annual report. 
report to the general court of the probation work of the 
courts for the year ending on September thirtieth preceding. 
The report shall include such information as the board 
may consider useful, with its suggestions or recommenda- 
tions. 

Section 102. The four preceding sections shall not af- P^wTt'^oT' 
feet the authority of the courts to require the keeping by the courts not 
their probation officers of probation records in addition to *^«<=*«'^- 



198 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 179. 



Notice of 
appointment 
or removal 
of probation 
officer. 



G. L. 276, § 85, 
etc., amended. 



Probation 
officers to 
investigate 
criminal cases 
and to inform 
court as to 
prior criminal 
prosecutions 
of defendants, 
etc. 



To inform 
probation 
officers of 
other courts 
or parole 
authorities as 
to presence in 
court of de- 
fendants on 
probation in 
such other 
courts or at 
liberty on 
parole, etc. 



Other duties. 
Records. 



Probationers to 
receive written 
statement as to 
release. 

G. L. 119, § 64, 
amended. 



Supervision of 
probation work 
for wayward 



those necessary to conform to forms of records and reports 
prescribed by the board of probation nor the authority of 
the courts to approve expenses and disbursements relating 
to the probation system. 

Section 103. Upon the appointment or removal of a 
probation officer, the clerk of the court by which the ap- 
pointment or removal is made shall forthwith give notice 
thereof to the board of probation. 

Section 2. Section eighty-five of said chapter two hun- 
dred and seventy-six, as amended by section two of chapter 
three hundred and twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by striking out, 
in the eleventh line, the words "commission on" and in- 
serting in place thereof the words : — board of, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 85. In addition to the other 
duties imposed upon him, each probation officer shall, as the 
court may direct, inquire into the nature of every criminal 
case brought before 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 im- 
prisonment for more than one year the probation officer 
shall in any event present to the court such information as 
the board of 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 avail- 
able 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 knowledge of a probation officer that 
the defendant in a criminal case before his court charged 
with an offence punishable by imprisonment for more than 
one year is then on probation in another court or is then at 
libert}^ on parole or on a permit to be at liberty, such pro- 
bation officer shall forthwith certify the fact of the presence 
of the defendant before his court to the probation officer 
of such other court or the parole authorities granting or 
issuing such parole or permit to be at liberty, as the case 
may be. He may recommend to the justice of his own 
court that any person convicted be placed on probation. He 
shall perform such other duties as the court requires. He 
shall keep full records of all cases investigated by him or 
placed in his care by the court, and of all duties performed 
by him. Every person released upon probation shall be 
given by the probation officer a written statement of the 
terms and conditions of the release. 

Section 3. Section sixty-four of chapter one hundred 
and nineteen of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out, in the first line, the words "commission on" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — board of, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 64- The board of proba- 
tion may supervise the probation work for wayward and 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 180. 199 

delinquent children, and make necessary inquiries in regard unquett 
to the same, and in its annual report may make such rec- children, 
ommendations as it considers advisable for the improve- 
ment of methods of dealing with such children. 

Section 4. Section seventeen of chapter one hundred ^c.^'amlAdJd.' 
and twenty-seven of the General Laws, as amended by sec- 
tion two of chapter three hundred and nine of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in the twenty-fifth line, the words "com- 
mission on" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
board of, — so as to read as follows : — Section 1 7. Speci- Regulations 
fications governing the manner and time of such physical and'^ps^^chtatric 
examinations and such psychiatric examinations shall be examinations, 
respectively promulgated by the departments of public 
health and mental diseases. Said departments shall re- 
spectively prescribe the medical and psychiatric records 
to be kept, shall require such laboratory or other diagnostic 
aids to be used as in their judgment are expedient, and shall ff^/gg^ita*^ 
forward to the commissioner statements of the results of all of examinations 
such examinations, together with recommendations relative s°oner!etc.' 
thereto, and the psychiatrists making such examination shall 
from time to time furnish such other information as the 
commissioner may request. For the purpose of obtaining Assembling of 
further information relative to such prisoners the com- matl'on Ls^to" 
missioner may cause inquiry to be made of court physicians '^^foj^'^^s 
and psychiatrists, probation officers and district attorneys, 
who have made examinations or investigations of such 
prisoners prior to conviction or who have prosecuted them, 
and such physicians, psychiatrists and probation officers 
shall furnish to the commissioner when requested all perti- 
nent information in their possession. The commissioner 
may cause such further inquiry to be made relative to the 
offences committed by such prisoners and their past history 
and environment as he may deem necessary. He shall ^f^inat'ions. 
cause records to be made of such examinations and investi- transmission' 
gations, and shall transmit copies thereof to the office of toboarHof 
the board of probation, which shall cause the same to be probation. 
filed with its office records. 

Section 5. The board of probation shall have and probation to 
exercise whatever powers and duties are by statute con- have statutory 
ferred upon the commission on probation. of^TOmmlssion 

Approved April 2, 1929. ""^ probation. 

An Act permitting unregistered tractors and trailers (Jjiav 180 

USED exclusively FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES TO BE 
OPERATED UPON WAYS IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section nine of chapter ninety of the General Laws, as g. l. 90, § 9, 
amended by section three of chapter three hundred and ^*''" ^™®'^'^®'^- 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and 
by section one of chapter one hundred and eighty-seven and 
section three of chapter three hundred and eighty-one, 



200 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 181. 



both of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "six" 
in the thirteenth hne the following : — , and except that a 
tractor or trailer used exclusively for agricultural purposes 
may be operated without such registration upon any way 
for a distance not exceeding one half mile for the purpose of 
going from property owned or occupied by the owner of 
such tractor or trailer to other property so owned or occu- 
pied, — so as to read as follows: — Section 9. No person 
shall operate any motor vehicle or draw any trailer, and 
the owner or custodian of such a vehicle shall not permit 
the same to be operated upon or to remain upon any way 
except as authorized by section three, unless such vehicle is 
registered in accordance with this chapter and carries its 
register number displayed as provided in section six, and, 
in the case of a motor vehicle, is equipped as provided in 
section seven, except that any motor vehicle or trailer 
may, if duly registered, be operated or remain upon any 
way between the hours of twelve o'clock noon on December 
thirty-first of one year and twelve o'clock noon on January 
first of the following year if it carries its register number of 
either year displayed as provided in section six, and except 
that a tractor or trailer used exclusively for agricultural 
purposes may be operated without such registration upon 
any way for a distance not exceeding one half mile for the 
purpose of going from property owned or occupied by the 
owner of such tractor or trailer to other property so owned 
or occupied; but violation of this .section shall not constitute 
a defence to actions of tort for injuries suffered by a person, 
or for the death of a person, or for injury to property, unless 
it is shown that the person injured in his person or property 
or killed was the owner or operator of the motor vehicle 
the operation of which was in violation of this section, or 
unless it is shown that the person so injured or killed, or 
the owner of the property so injured, knew or had reason- 
able cause to know that this section was being violated. 
A motor vehicle or trailer shall be deemed to be registered 
in accordance with this chapter notwithstanding any mistake 
in so much of the description thereof contained in the ap- 
plication for registration or in the certificate required to be 
filed under section thirty-four B as relates to the engine, serial 
or maker's number thereof. Approved April 2, 1929. 

Chap. ISl An Act prohibiting the discharge of oils and their 

PRODUCTS into OR ON CERTAIN WATERS AND FLATS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety-one of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by adding thereto the following new section: — Section 59. 
Whoever pumps, discharges or deposits, or causes to be 
pumped, discharged or deposited, into or on the waters of 
any lake or river or into or on tidal waters and flats, any 
crude petroleum or any of its products or any other oils or 



Unregistered 
and im- 
properly 
equipped motor 
vehicles not to 
be operated, 
etc. 



Use of 
number 
plates be- 
tween twelve 
o'clock noon 
on December 
thirty-first 
and twelve 
o'clock noon 
on January 
first following. 
Unregistered 
tractors and 
trailers used 
exclusively 
for agricultural 
purposes 
may be 
operated 
upon ways in 
certain cases. 
Violation of 
section not 
to constitute 
a defence, etc. 



Certain mis- 
statements in 
applications 
not to 
affect regis- 
tration, etc. 



G. L. 91, new 
section. 
Penalty for 
discharging 
oils and their 
products into 
or on certain 
waters and 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 182. 201 

any bilge water or water from any receptacle containing 

any of the said substances, in such manner and to such 

extent as to be a pollution or contamination of said waters 

or flats or a nuisance or be injurious to the public health, 

shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred 

dollars; but this section shall not be construed to prohibit ^terminitkL 

the use of oil for the extermination of mosquitoes or other of mosquitoes 

insects. The provisions of this section shall be enforced by hibifed' 

the department of public safety and by all other officers Enforcement. 

authorized to make arrests. Approved April 3, 1929. 

An Act relative to the depositing of money with Qhnji i co 

OTHERS than BANKS. ^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and sixty-nine of the g. l. i69, § i. 
General Laws, as amended in section one by section one of etc., amended. 
chapter four hundred and seventy-three of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twentj^-three, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the first-mentioned section one and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 1. This Application of 
chapter shall apply to all persons who engage or are financially It'IfeposUs"^ 
interested in the business of receiving deposits of money, J^**'^ u*''^®!^^ 
for the purpose of transmitting the same or equivalents 
thereof to foreign countries, in such sums that the average 
of the separate deposits so received during any twelve 
successive months, or during such period, if less than twelve 
months, that such person has been engaged in such business, 
is less than five hundred dollars, except duly incorporated 
banks and trust companies, express companies having con- 
tracts with railroad or steamship companies for the operation 
of an express service upon the lines of such companies, or 
express companies doing an international express business, 
or transatlantic steamship companies or telegraph com- 
panies. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and sixty-nine, g. l. i69, § 2, 
as amended in section two by section two of said chapter ®*^' amended, 
four hundred and seventy-three, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the first-mentioned section two and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: — Section 2. Every per- Certain persons 
son subject to section one shall, before engaging or becoming dlfpolitl^of 
financially interested or continuing to engage or be financially money for 

• . ii'iii • r •• I'i r" c transmission 

interested m the business 01 receiving deposits of money for to foreign 
the purpose of transmitting the same or equivalents thereof gi've"bond!° 
to foreign countries, make, execute and deliver to the state etc. 
treasurer a bond in a sum equal to twice the amount of 
money or equivalents thereof transmitted to foreign coun- 
tries by such person in any one week, as determined by the 
commissioner of banks, in this chapter called the commis- 
sioner, but in no event shall the sum of the bond be less than 
fifteen thousand dollars; provided, that the sum of such Proviso, 
bond shall be increased on order of the commissioner at any 
time to such amount as shall be shown by examination to 



202 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 182. 



G. L. 169, §3, 
etc., amended. 



Bonds, by 
whom exe- 
cuted, sureties, 
etc. 



Deposits in 
lieu of 
sureties. 



Examination 
and approval 
of bonds, etc. 



Licenses for 
business of 
receiving 
deposits for 
transmission 
to foreign 
countries. 



be necessary. Said bond shall be conditioned upon the 
faithful holding and transmission of any money or equiva- 
lents thereof which shall have been delivered to such person 
for transmission to a foreign country, and, in the event of 
the insolvency or bankruptcy of the principal, upon the 
payment of the full amount of such bond to the assignee, 
receiver or trustee of the principal, as the case may require, 
for the benefit of such persons as shall have been delivered 
money or equivalents thereof to said principal for the pur- 
pose of transmitting the same to a foreign country. 

Section 3. Said chapter one hundred and sixty-nine, 
as amended in section three by section three of said chapter 
four hundred and seventy-three, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the first-mentioned section three and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 3. Except 
as otherwise expressly provided herein, the provisions of this 
section shall apply to the bonds required by the preceding 
section. Each such bond shall be executed by the person 
of whom it is required, as principal, with at least two good 
and sufficient sureties who shall be residents and owners of 
real estate within the commonwealth or by said person as 
principal and a surety company, approved by the com- 
missioner. In lieu of the aforesaid sureties, the person may 
deposit, and the state treasurer shall accept as security for 
the fulfilment of the provisions of the bond, money, bonds 
of the United States, of this commonwealth or of any mu- 
nicipality thereof, or, if approved by the commissioner, 
other bonds, certificates of deposit issued by a national 
bank or trust company, or deposit books of depositors in 
savings banks or in savings departments of trust companies 
or national banks. The money or securities so deposited 
shall be held upon the conditions specified in the bond. If 
securities be deposited in lieu of sureties and be accepted, 
the state treasurer shall require the depositor to maintain 
such deposit at a value equal to the amount fixed as the 
penalty of the bond, and he may in his discretion permit 
the substitution of securities for money, or of money for 
securities, in whole or in part, or of money or securities for 
any sureties, or of a bond for money or securities deposited, 
or the withdrawal 'of securities deposited and the substitu- 
tion of others of equal value in their place, and, if the total 
value of the securities becomes substantially impaired, he 
shall require the deposit of money or additional securities 
sufficient to cover the impairment in value. No bond re- 
quired by the preceding section shall be accepted until it 
has been first examined and approved by the commissioner 
and unless also approved by the state treasurer, and upon 
such approval by the state treasurer it shall be filed in his 
office. Upon notice of such approval by the state treasurer, 
the commissioner shall issue a license authorizing said person 
to carry on the business of receiving deposits of money for 
the purpose of transmitting the same or equivalents thereof 
to foreign countries for a period of one year from the date 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 182. 203 

of the issuance of the license, at a place to be specified 
therein, and no person shall engage or become financially 
interested or continue to engage or be financially interested 
in the aforesaid business without such authority. The License fee. 
fee for such hcense shall be fifty dollars. The license shall Not trans- 
not be transferred or assigned. It shall not authorize the ^^^ ^' ^*"' 
transaction of business at any place other than that de- 
scribed in the license, except with the written approval of 
the commissioner. Immediately upon the receipt of the Posting of 
license issued by the commissioner, the licensee named "^'^"®^- 
therein shall cause the license to be posted and at all times 
conspicuously displayed in the place of business for which 
it is issued, so that all persons visiting such place may 
readily see the same. It shall be unlawful for any licensee 
to post the license or to permit the license to be posted 
upon premises other than those described therein or those 
to which it has been transferred with the written approval 
of the commissioner, or knowingly to deface or destroy 
any such license. The money and securities deposited with Trust fund 
the state treasurer as herein provided and the money which oTdeposftors. 
in case of breach of the bond shall be paid by any licensee 
or surety thereon, shall constitute a trust fund for the 
benefit of such persons as shall deposit money with the 
licensee for transmission as aforesaid, and such beneficiaries 
shall be entitled to an absolute preference as to such money 
or securities over all general creditors of the licensee. The Revocation 
license shall be revocable at all times by the commissioner onicM^I." ^'^ 
for cause shown and in the event of such revocation or of 
a surrender of the license no refund shall be made in respect 
of any license fee paid. Every license shall be surrendered 
to the commissioner within twenty-four hours after written 
notice to the holder that the license has been revoked. In 
case of the revocation of the license the money and securities 
and the bond, if there be one, shall continue to be held by 
the state treasurer for a period of one year from the date 
of such revocation and until the expiration of sixty days 
after final judgment in any action or suit commenced prior 
to the end of said period, unless otherwise directed by the 
order or judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction. 

Section 4. Said chapter one hundred and sixty-nine is g. l. i69. § lo, 
hereby further amended by striking out section ten and '^™^"'^®'^- 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 10. The Persons 
commissioner shall have the power conferred by the three examfnation. 
preceding sections, for the purpose of determining whether 
a person is engaged in a business subject to section one or 
prohibited by section sixteen. 

Section 5. Section twelve of said chapter one hundred ^ j^^J^^'el ^^' 
and sixty-nine, as amended by section four of said chapter § is and 
four hundred and seventy-three, section thirteen of said ^ ^'°^' '^^p'^^^^'^ 
chapter one hundred and sixty-nine, and section fifteen A 
of said chapter one hundred and sixty-nine, inserted by sec- 
tion five of said chapter four hundred and seventy-three, 
are hereby repealed. 



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Acts, 1929. — Chap. 182. 



G. L. 169, § 16, 
etc., amended. 



Penalty for 
violation of 
laws relating 
to deposits 
with others 
than banks. 



G. L. 169, § 18, 
etc., amended. 



Violations to 
cause revo- 
cation of 
license, etc. 



After effective 
date of act, 
certain persons 
prohibited 
from engaging 
in business 
of receiving 
deposits of 
money for safe 
keeping, etc. 



Proviso. 



Section 6. Said chapter one hundred and sixty-nine, as 
amended in section sixteen by section six of said chapter four 
hundred and seventy-three, is hereby further amended by 
striking out said section sixteen and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 16. Any person engaged 
or financially interested in the selling of steamship or rail- 
road tickets for transportation to or from foreign countries, 
or in supplying laborers, who shall, in conjunction with 
said business, engage or become financially interested or 
continue to engage or be financially interested in the business 
of receiving deposits of money for safe keeping or other pur- 
pose than for transmitting the same to foreign countries, 
after July first, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, or prior 
thereto except as authorized by law, and any person who 
shall engage or become financially interested or continue to 
engage or be financially interested in the business of receiv- 
ing deposits of money for the purpose of transmitting the 
same, or equivalents thereof, to foreign countries contrary 
to any provision of this chapter, and any person who other- 
wise violates any provision of this chapter, shall, except as 
otherwise provided in section nine, be punished by a fine of 
not less than fifty nor more than one thousand dollars, or 
by imprisonment for not less than one month nor more 
than one year or both. 

Section 7. Said chapter one hundred and sixty-nine, as 
amended in section eighteen by section seven of said chapter 
four hundred and seventy-three, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said section eighteen and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 18. The violation of any 
provision of section fourteen or fifteen shall be sufficient 
cause for the revocation of any license granted hereunder, 
and shall be a violation of the condition of the bond which 
was prerequisite to the issue of said license or of any bond 
substituted therefor. 

Section 8. After the effective date of this act, no person 
engaged or financially interested in the selhng of steamship 
or railroad tickets for transportation to or from foreign 
countries, or in supplying laborers, shall, in conjunction 
with said business, engage or become financially interested 
in the business of receiving deposits of money for safe 
keeping or other purpose than for transmitting the same to 
foreign countries, under whatever name or by whatever 
persons the said business of receiving deposits is carried on; 
provided, that, for the purposes only of enabling him gradu- 
ally to settle and close his affairs in respect to the business 
of receiving deposits as aforesaid, of prosecuting and de- 
fending actions and suits by or against him in respect to 
said business, and, if incorporated, of dividing the capital 
stock and not for the purpose of receiving new deposits as 
aforesaid or continuing said business, any person who is 
on said date lawfully engaged or financially interested in the 
business of receiving deposits as aforesaid, in conjunction 
with the business of selling tickets or supplying laborers as 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 183, 184. 205 

aforesaid, may, so long as he is duly licensed, under the 
provisions of chapter one hundred and sixty-nine of the 
General Laws as heretofore existing, to carry on the business 
of receiving deposits as aforesaid, and carries on such busi- 
ness strictly in conformity with said provisions, continue to 
be engaged or financially interested in the business of re- 
ceiving deposits as aforesaid until July first, nineteen hun- 
dred and thirty-two, and until the expiration of sixty days 
after final judgment in any action or suit commenced prior 
to said date, when such business shall cease. The pro- Provisions of 
visions of said chapter one hundred and sixty-nine as here- Sntinlfed in 
tofore existing are hereby continued in force, but only to force for 

., ,. ill 1 !• "i certain limited 

the extent necessary to enable such persons licensed as purposes, 
aforesaid on the effective date of this act to continue to be ®'°' 
engaged or financially interested in the business of receiving 
deposits as aforesaid for the hmited purposes hereinbefore 
set forth, notwithstanding the implied or express repeal of 
such provisions by the foregoing provisions of this act. 

Approved April 3, 1929. 

An Act relative to sessions of the probate court in QJiQ^n 183 

WORCESTER COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty-two of chapter two hundred and fifteen of ^c^amended^' 
the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 
one hundred and twelve of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
paragraph contained in line sixty-one, as printed in the Gen- 
eral Laws, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Worcester, at Worcester, each Tuesday of every month when and 
except the first, second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays of August. Tre'^heid!'''^*^ 

Approved April 3, 1929. ""^^^^^^^ 

An Act to provide additional accommodations at the QJiq^ 184 

HAMPSHIRE county SANATORIUM AT LEEDS IN THE CITY 
OF NORTHAMPTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of constructing, originally county com- 
equipping and furnishing an addition to the Hampshire Hampshire"^ 
county sanatorium at Leeds in the city of Northampton, county may 
the county commissioners of Hampshire county may expend tain sum to 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, the same uomUc-*^*^*' 
to be ultimately paid by the cities and towns of Hampshire, commodations 
Franklin and Berkshire counties and of the Hampden county Hampshire 
tuberculosis hospital district in the same proportions set sanat^ium 
forth for the payment of maintenance expenses of said ''} Leeds »« 
sanatorium in existing contracts, entered into under section Northampton, 
seventy-nine of chapter one hundred and eleven of the Gen- 
eral Laws, for the use of said sanatorium for the purpose of 
guaranteeing adequate hospital provision for tubercular 
patients residing in said cities and towns: to wit, the cities Apportionment 

of expense. 



206 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 185. 



County 

treasurer 
may borrow 
money, issue 
notes, etc. 



Hampshire 
County 
Sanatorium 
Loan, Act of 
1929. 



Submission 
to county 
commissioners 
of Hampshire, 
Franklin, 
Berkshire and 
Hampden 
counties. 



and towns of Hampshire county, fifteen per cent ; of Frank- 
lin county, twenty-five per cent; of Berkshire county, 
twenty per cent; and of the Hampden county tuberculosis 
hospital district, forty per cent. No work on such addition 
shall be commenced unless and until plans thereof are ap- 
proved by the state department of public health. 

Section 2. For the purpose of meeting the initial ex- 
penditure as aforesaid, the county treasurer of the county 
of Hampshire, with the approval of the county commis- 
sioners, may borrow on the credit of the county such sums 
as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, twenty- 
five thousand dollars, and may issue notes of the county 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Hampshire 
County Sanatorium Loan, Act of 1929. Each authorized 
issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall 
be payable in not more than one year from their dates. 
The notes shall be signed by the county treasurer and coun- 
tersigned by a majority of the county commissioners. To 
meet payments of principal and interest on account of said 
notes, each of the counties of Franklin, Berkshire and Hamp- 
den shall, upon the certification to it by the county treasurer 
of Hampshire county of the sum due on account of the cities 
and towns therein ultimately liable under section one, pay 
the same into the treasury of Hampshire county; and, for 
the purposes hereof, the sum so required to be paid by each 
such county shall be treated as tuberculosis hospital mainte- 
nance, and the provisions of section eighty-five of said 
chapter one hundred and eleven shall apply to the raising, 
apportioning and collection thereof. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by the county commissioners of 
Hampshire, Franklin, Berkshire and Hampden counties, 
but not otherwise. Approved April 3, 1929. 



Chap.lS5 An Act to allow defendants in the superior court in 

CRIMINAL CASES, OTHER THAN CAPITAL CASES, TO ELECT 
UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES TO BE TRIED BY THE 
COURT INSTEAD OF BY A JURY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sn^ndl^d' ^ ''' Section 1. Section six of chapter two hundred and 
sixty-three of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
adding at the end thereof the following : — or, in any criminal 
case other than a capital case, by judgment of the court 
rendered as hereinafter provided. Any defendant in the 
superior court in a criminal case other than a capital case, 
whether begun by indictment or upon complaint, may, if 
he shall so elect, when called upon to plead, or later and 
before a jury has been impanelled to try him upon such 
indictment or complaint, waive his right to trial by jury by 
signing a written waiver thereof and filing the same with 
the clerk of the court, whereupon he shall be tried by the 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 186. 207 

court instead of by a jury, but not, however, unless all the 
defendants, if there are two or more, shall have exercised 
such election before a jury has been impanelled to try any 
of the defendants; and in every such case the court shall 
have jurisdiction to hear and try such cause and render 
judgment and sentence thereon, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 6. A person indicted for a crime shall not be Persons in- 
convicted thereof except by confessing his guilt in open crime, how 
court, by admitting the truth of the charge against him convicted. 
by his plea or demurrer or by the verdict of a jury accepted 
and recorded by the court or, in any criminal case other 
than a capital case, by judgment of the court rendered as 
hereinafter provided. Any defendant in the superior court ^peHor court 
in a criminal case other than a capital case, whether begun in criminal 
by indictment or upon complaint, may, if he shall so elect, than^'capitai 
when called upon to plead, or later and before a jury has l^^^t' under 
been impanelled to try him upon such indictment or com- certain cir- 
plaint, waive his right to trial by jury by signing a written tobet^ried^' 
waiver thereof and filing the same with the clerk of the court, J'n^t°g°'^''of 
whereupon he shall be tried by the court instead of by a by jury. 
jury, but not, however, unless all the defendants, if there 
are two or more, shall have exercised such election before a 
jury has been impanelled to try any of the defendants; and in 
every such case the court shall have jurisdiction to hear and 
try such cause and render judgment and sentence thereon. 

Section 2. Section two of chapter two hundred and ^m^ndld.' ^ ^' 
seventy-eight of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
adding at the end thereof the following: — , unless the person 
indicted or complained against elects to be tried by the court 
as provided by law, — so as to read as follows : — Section 2. howTrreV.^"'*' 
Issues of fact joined upon an indictment or complaint shall, 
in the superior court, be tried by a jury drawn and returned 
in the manner provided for the trial of issues of fact in civil 
causes, unless the person indicted or complained against 
elects to be tried by the court as provided by law. 

Section 3. This act shall become operative on Septem- when 
ber first of the current year. Approved April 8, 1929. "^^"^^ '^^' 



C/iap. 186 



An Act to provide that the rule making power of 
the supreme judicial and superior courts shall 
include the making of rules of procedure for 
securing the interpretation of written instru- 
ments without other relief. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter two hundred and neJ'ciaus'eyter 
thirteen of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding clause Tenth. 
after clause "Tenth" the following new clause: — Tenth A, Rulemaking 
Providing that an action at law or a suit in equity shall fuprem'e 
not be open to objection on the ground that a mere judg- superk)r ^uru 
ment, order or decree interpreting a written instrument or to include 

written instruments is sought thereby, and providing pro- ^lea of pro- 
cedure for 



208 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 187, 188. 



securing the 
interpretation 
of written 
instruments 
without 
other relief. 

Proviso. 



When 
operative. 



cedure under which the court may make binding determina- 
tions of right interpreting the same, whether any conse- 
quential judgment or rehef is or could be claimed or not, 
provided that nothing contained herein shall be construed 
to authorize the change, extension or alteration of the law 
regulating the method of obtaining service on, or juris- 
diction over, parties or to affect their right to jury trial. 
Section 2. This act shall become operative on Septem- 
ber first of the current year. Approved April 3, 1929. 



Chap. 1S7 An Act relative to the holding of religious meetings 

AND political MEETINGS OR RALLIES IN PUBLIC WAYS 
AND PLACES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and forty of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after section fifty the follow- 
ing new section : — Section 50 A . The board of street com- 
missioners of the city of Boston, the city council of any 
other city or the selectmen of any town may, if in their 
opinion public convenience so requires, license the holding 
of religious meetings, or of political meetings or rallies to 
further the interests of candidates for nomination or elec- 
tion to public office, in such parts of any public ways or 
places and during such periods of time as they may desig- 
nate; provided, that public travel is not incommoded 
thereby and that no license as aforesaid shall be granted to 
use any part of a highway the fee in which is not owned 
by the city or town unless the owners of the land abutting 
on that part of the way consent in writing to the granting 
thereof. Any such license may be revoked by them at 
any time. Approved April 3, 1929. 



G. L. 140, new 
section after 
§50. 

Licenses for 
the holding 
of religious 
meetings and 
political meet- 
ings or rallies 
in public 
ways and 
places. 



Proviso. 



Revocation. 



C/jax)-.188 An Act to make available for the extension of the 

NEW mystic valley MAIN SEWER THE UNEXPENDED 
BALANCES OF CERTAIN METROPOLITAN DISTRICT SEWER 
LOANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The unexpended proceeds of loans, issued under authority 
of chapter one hundred and sixteen of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four for the construction of additional 
sewers in the north metropolitan sewerage district, not 
required for the purposes of said chapter one hundred and 
sixteen or of chapter two hundred and thirteen of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, may be expended for 
the purposes of chapter one hundred and eighty-four of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, and the amount 
authorized by said chapter one hundred and eighty-four to 
be borrowed for the purposes thereof is hereby reduced 
accordingly. Approved April 3, 1929, 



Unexpended 
balances of 
certain metro- 
politan district 
sewer loans 
naade available 
for the 
extension 
of the new 
Mystic valley 
main sewer. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 189, 190, 191. 209 



An Act relative to probate records. Chap. 189 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and fifteen of the g, l. 215, § 36, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section '""^" ^ 
thirty-six and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 36. Decrees and orders of probate courts shall ^.^batl courts 
be in writing, and the registers shall record in books kept ?"''^J"i'^?i'|*j; 
therefor all such decrees and orders, and such other pro- o"hercourt 
ceedings in said courts and such instruments as shall be and'certem 
determined by rules made from time to time under section other instm- 

, . "^ nients, to be 

thirty. recorded. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on September first Effective date. 
in the current year. Approved April 3, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the establishment of a reserve Chav.l^^ 

POLICE force in the TOW^N OF WEYMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Weymouth Establishment 
may from time to time, as authorized by the town, ap- poilcelorce 
point, subject to chapter thirty-one of the General Laws Weymouth. 
except as hereinafter provided, suitable persons to con- 
stitute a reserve police force for said town, to a number not 
exceeding one for every three members of its regular police 
force. Members of said reserve force may be removed by 
the selectmen at any time for any reason satisfactory to 
them and shall be subject to such rules and regulations as 
the selectmen may prescribe. 

Section 2. The members of said reserve force shall, dutiM^'"^'^ 
when on duty, have all the powers and duties of members 
of the regular police force of said town, and shall be paid Compensation. 
by the town such compensation as the selectmen may fix. 

Section 3. All appointments to the regular police Appointments 
force in said town shall hereafter be made from the reserve poUcl^force 
force, subject to such rules and regulations as the division f°o|^®™sMve 
of civil service may prescribe, except that a period of six force, 
months of actual service as a reserve officer shall be the 
minimum probationary period under said rules and regu- 
lations. 

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

Approved April 4, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the town of needham to borrow (7/iax).191 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a new high Town of 
school building and originally equipping and furnishing the bo^-row'^moTey 
same, the town of Needham may borrow from time to time, ^°^ ^''^°°i 

. , *^ . purposes. 

within a period of five years from the passage of this act, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the ag- 



1929 



210 Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 192, 193. 

gregate, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 

Sfgh sXoi ^ace the words, Needham High School Loan, Act of 1929. 

Loan, Act of 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 provided herein, 
be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclu- 
sive of the limitation contained in the first paragraph of 
section seven thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred 
and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight. 

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

Approved April 4, 1929. 

Chap. 192 An Act authorizing cities and towns to compensate 

PERSONS SUSTAINING PERSONAL INJURIES OR PROPERTY 
DAMAGE WHILE ASSISTING A POLICE OFFICER UPON HIS 
REQUIREMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^c.^'amenVed'.' Scctiou oue hundred of chapter forty-one of the General 
Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred and fifty-seven 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing new sentence : — This section shall be construed to au- 

compensate thorize a city or town to pay compensation, in the manner 

persons sus- . . • i i r i f i • • • i ii 

taining personal herein pi'ovidcd, for damages tor personal injuries, whether 
prop"rty°dam- ^r uot death results, and for property damage sustained by 
age while a persou whilc assisting a police officer thereof in the dis- 

assisting a , e i • ^ ± ^ • • i. 

police officer chargc of his duty upon his requirement. 

rTulrement. ApprOVCd April 4, 1929. 

Chap. 193 An Act relative to the board of cemetery trustees 

IN THE TOWN OF READING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
femeterj Section L The mcmbers of the board of cemetery 

town^of Read- trustces of the town of Reading, as the said board is presently 
ing, confirma- coustltuted, are hereby confirmed in their titles to the said 
tosaid office. ofif^C6 for the terms for which they were respectively elected, 
andjaiidation ^Qfj their official acts and those of their predecessors from 
the date when the said board was first instituted to the 
time when this act takes effect, are hereby validated, not- 
withstanding any defect, want of authority or other in- 
validity in the proceedings whereby said board was pur- 
ported to be instituted. 
Board of Section 2. There shall be in the said town of Reading 

tf^tees^estab- a board of Cemetery trustees the members of which shall be 



Cities and 
towns may 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 194, 195. 211 

elected in the same manner, for the same terms, and with Ushed. election. 
the same powers and duties in all respects, under law now me^bership!'^' 
or hereafter existing, as a board of cemetery commission- 
ers created under the authority of section twenty-two of 
chapter one hundred and fourteen of the General Laws, ex- 
cept that the members of such board of cemetery trustees 
shall be six in number, two of whom shall be elected at each 
annual town meeting. 

Section 3. This act shall not preclude the said town Town not pre- 
from accepting the provisions of said section twenty-two of acceptance"i)f 
chapter one hundred and fourteen of the General Laws as certain pro- 
the same may be amended from time to time, or from taking '^'^'°'** ° 
advantage of section twenty-one of chapter forty-one of the 
General Laws as the same may be amended from time to 
time, or of any other provision of general law now or here- 
after existing relative to the constitution, election or ap- 
pointment of a board having authority over public cemeteries. 

Approved April 4, 1929. 



Chap.lM 



An Act relative to the salary of the deputy com- 
missioner OF STATE AID AND PENSIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter six of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. 6, § 24, 
striking out section twenty-four and inserting in place ^"^^nded. 
thereof the following: — Section 2^. The governor, with Deputy com- 
the advice and consent of the council, shall appoint a deputy "tate a^^and 
commissioner of state aid and pensions for three years, who pensions, 
shall devote his whole time to the duties of his office. He ^^ ^^^' ^^'^' 
shall receive such salary as may be fixed by the commis- 
sioner of state aid and pensions, subject to the approval of 
the governor and council, shall be subject to the direction 
and control of said commissioner, and shall perform the 
duties of said commissioner during his absence on account 
of disabihty or other cause. Approved April 4, 1929. 



Chap.195 



An Act authorizing certain improvements in the 

COUNTY court HOUSE IN THE CITY OF QUINCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing adequate Norfolk county 
accommodations at the county court house in the city of mTy"^mlkI^^^^ 
Quincy, the county commissioners of the county of Norfolk certain im- 
may make additions to and alterations in, such court house, county court'' 
may take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of°QuiJi"y'*^ 
of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, 
such land or rights therein as may be necessary therefor, 
and may furnish and equip said court house as so enlarged 
or altered. 

Section 2. For the purpose of meeting expenses to be county treas- 
incurred in providing such accommodations, including any borroTmoney, 
land damages, the county treasurer of said county, with issue notes, 
the approval of the county commissioners, may from time 



212 Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 196, 197. 

to time borrow upon the credit of the said county such 
sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, 
forty-five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
of the county therefor, which shall bear on their face the 

Norfolk words, Norfolk County Court House Loan, Act of 1929. 

House^Lorn^ Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and 

Act of 1929. such loans shall be payable in not more than twenty years 
from their dates. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by 
the treasurer of the county and countersigned by the county 
commissioners. The county may sell 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. 

Submission to Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 

Norfolk county i • j i , ■ i , i , • • 

commissioners, ance, duriug the current year, by the county commissioners 
®*'''' of said county; otherwise it shall not take effect. 

Approved April 4, 1929. 

Chav.l9Q Ajst Act relative to the membership of the board of 

PUBLIC WELFARE OF THE CITY OF HAVERHILL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
1^8,^57^4^ § 39, Section 1. Chapter five hundred and seventy-four of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and eight is hereby amended 
by striking out section thirty-nine and inserting in place 
H*v°hiii thereof the following: — Section 39. The mayor shall be, 

board^of public cx officio, chairman and a member of the board of public 
bership."*^'"' Welfare, and the alderman having supervision of the de- 
partment of health and charities shall also be, ex officio, a 
member of such board. 

Certain pro- SECTION 2. So mucli of scctiou nineteen of chapter sixty- 

visions of (.1 (• • ^ 111!' • 

1869, 61, § 19, one of the acts oi eighteen hundred and sixty-nme as pro- 
repeae . yides that the president of the common council and the 

city marshal shall be ex officio members of the board of 

o.verseers of the poor is hereby repealed. 
Submission to SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 

municipal i • i i r ^ • • i 

council, etc. ancc, dunng the current year, by vote ot the municipal 
council of the city of Haverhill, subject to the provisions 
of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 4, 1929. 

Chap. 197 An Act providing for the elimination of diseased 

CATTLE FROM BARNSTABLE COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^'im'aTin°dus- '^^^ dircctor of animal industry may, upon his own 
try may initiative or upon application to him by not less than sev- 

threifminl- cnty-five per cent of the cattle owners owning cattle per- 
c'attie froJr'^^^'* mancntly kept in Barnstable county, or upon like appli- 
Barnstabie catiou by the owners of eighty-five per cent of such cattle, 
county. declare said county a quarantine area and may proceed to 



Acts, 1929. — Chap, 198. 213 

test by the tuberculin test or otherwise all bovine animals 
within said area. If thereafter said director finds and de- 
clares that said county is substantially free from bovine 
tuberculosis, he may proclaim it to constitute a modified 
accredited area and may prescribe rules and regulations 
prohibiting the shipment or transportation into the same 
of any bovine animal without a permit and health certificate 
issued by him or some officer designated by him for the 
purpose. Whoever violates the terms and conditions of Penalty, 
any such quarantine or any such rule or regulation shall be 
punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or 
by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. 

Approved April 4, 1929. 

An Act to incorporate weston college. Chav 198 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in Emergency 
part defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be p^'^^'^^ie. 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation 
of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Edward P. Tivnan, Daniel P. Mahoney, vveston coiiege 
Arthur J. Sheehan, Edward A. Sullivan, Michael J. Ahern •"°°'P°'-at«d. 
and Louis J. Gallagher, their associates and successors, are 
hereby constituted a body corporate by the name of Weston 
College, with no capital stock and with no authority to grant 
degrees, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining 
an institution for the education and religious training of 
men for the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church. 

Section 2. Said corporation shall have the right to May hold, etc., 
hold, purchase, convey, mortgage or lease, within or with- g^af property. 
out this commonwealth, real or personal property to an etc. 
amount not exceeding five million dollars, which shall be 
devoted to the purposes of its incorporation, and it may 
receive and hold, in trust or otherwise, funds received by 
gift or bequest to be devoted by it to such purposes. It 
shall have the right to make contracts and incur liabilities 
and borrow money on its credit and for its use. 

Section 3. Said corporation may, in its corporate name. May sue or be 
sue or be sued, appear, prosecute and defend to final judg- ^"®^' ^^°' 
ment or decree and execution; have a corporate seal, which Corporate seal. 
it may alter at pleasure; elect in such manner as it may 
determine all necessary officers, fix their compensation and 
define their duties and obligations; and make by-laws and ^y-iaws. 
regulations consistent with, law for its own government, the 
due and orderly conduct of its affairs, and the management 
of its property. 

Section 4. Except as otherwise provided herein, said Powers, etc 
corporation shall, in addition to those specifically mentioned 
in the preceding sections, have all the powers and privileges, 
and be subject to all the restrictions, duties and liabilities 
set forth in all general laws which now are or hereafter may 



214 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 199, 200, 201. 



be in force relating to corporations formed for educational 
and religious purposes. 
Eflfectivedate. SECTION 5. This act shall take effect as of the thirtieth 
day of March in the current year. 

Approved April 5, 1929. 



Chap.lQ9 An Act relative to the maintenance by the hingham 

TRUST company OF A BRANCH OFFICE IN THE TOWN OF 
HULL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Hingham Trust Company of Hingham 
may, subject to the approval of the board of bank incorpo- 
ration, maintain a branch office in the town of Hull; pro- 
vided, that when action hereunder is taken by said board 
no other trust company or branch office of such a company 
is then located therein. 

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

Approved April 5, 1929. 



Hingham Trust 
Company may 
maintain a 
branch office 
in town of 
Hull. 

Proviso. 



C/ia7).200 An Act relative to the maintenance by the rockland 

TRUST company OF A BRANCH OFFICE IN THE TOWN OF 

hull. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Rockland Trust Company, of Rockland, 
may, subject to the approval of the board of bank incorpo- 
ration, maintain a branch office in the town of Hull; pro- 
vided, that when action hereunder is taken by said board 
no other trust company or branch office of such a company 
is then located therein. 

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

Approved April 5, 1929. 



Rockland Trust 
Company may 
maintain a 
branch office 
in town of 
Hull. 

Proviso. 



C/iap. 201 An Act relative to the par value of capital stock 
OF trust companies and to the qualifications of 
directors thereof. 



G. L. 172, § 18, 
etc., amended. 



Capital stock 
of trust com- 
panies, 
amount, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the 
General Laws, as amended in section eighteen by chapter 
two hundred and thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section 18. The capital stock of such corporation shall be 
not less than two hundred thousand dollars, except that in 
a city or town whose population numbers not exceeding one 
hundred thousand but exceeding ten thousand the capital 
stock may be not less than one hundred thousand dollars 
and in a town whose population numbers not exceeding ten 
thousand, not less than fifty thousand dollars. The capital 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 202. 215 

stock shall be divided into shares of the par value of not 
more than one hundred dollars each. No business shall be Payment, etc., 
transacted by such corporation until the whole amount of actrng business, 
its capital stock is subscribed for and actually paid in. 
No stock shall be issued by any such corporation under issue of stock 
this section until the par value thereof shall be fully paid '"''suiated. 
in in cash or is in its possession as surplus; provided, that no Proviso, 
stock shall be issued against 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 corporation may, subject to the increase or 
approval of the commissioner, increase or reduce its capital capitai'stocL. 
stock in the manner provided by section forty-one, section ^*°- 
forty-four, and the first sentence of section forty-five, all 
of chapter one hundred and fifty-six; provided, that in the Proviso, 
case of a reduction as aforesaid the capital stock as so re- 
duced* shall not be less than the amount required by this 
section. Any such corporation may decrease the par value Decrease of 
of its shares in the manner provided by sections forty-one p'""^"'"^- 
and forty-three of said chapter one hundred and fifty-six. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-two, g. l. 172, § 14, 
as amended in section fourteen by chapter three hundred ^tc, amended, 
and fifty-two 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: — Section 11^. ^^y^l^'^°^^\. 
No person shall be a director in any such corporation unless ">«, quaiiSca- 
he is a stockholder of record holding unpledged stock therein *'*'°^" 
of an aggregate par value of not less than one thousand 
dollars. A majority of the directors shall be citizens of and 
resident in the commonwealth and not more than one third 
of the directors shall be directors in any other such corpora- 
tion. Approved April 5, 1929. 



Chap.202 



An Act providing for an annual investigation by the 
department of public health of the merrimack 
river and the pollution thereof. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The department of public health is hereby authorized and veXgat^on by 
directed to investigate annually until otherwise ordered by department of 
the general court, the condition of the Merrimack river and of^the Mwri- 
the pollution thereof within the limits of the commonwealth ™ "dthl^p^oiiu- 
and to determine whether the condition of the stream has tion thereof. 
changed materially since the last previous investigation 
thereof at any point within the aforesaid limits. Said de- 
partment may examine in connection with such investiga- 
tions all sewers discharging into said river and its tributaries 
within any of the cities and towns bordering thereon within 
the commonwealth and may enter the premises of any 
manufacturing establishment for the purpose of making an 
examination of the amount and character of any sewage or 
waste discharged therefrom into the river or any tributary 



216 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 203, 204. 



toTenwa!^"'^* thereof within any such city or town. The department shall 
court. report annually to the general court the results of its investi- 

gations and its recommendations, if any, by including the 
same as a part of its annual report. 

Ay-proved April 5, 1929. 



Chap. 203 An Act amending the definition of "motor vehicles" 

UNDER motor VEHICLE LAWS. 



G. L. 90, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



"Motor 

vehicles", 
definition. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter ninety of the General Laws, as 
amended by section one of chapter four hundred and sixty- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, by 
chapter one hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four and by section two of chapter 
three hundred and sixteen and section two of chapter three 
hundred and eighty-one, both of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by striking out, 
in the eighth line of the paragraph defining "Motor vehicles", 
as appearing in said section two of said chapter three hun- 
dred and sixteen, the word "and" and inserting in place 
thereof a comma, — and by inserting after the word "sprink- 
lers" in said eighth line the words: — , power excavators, 
power graders and concrete mixers, — so that said para- 
graph will read as follows: — "Motor vehicles", automo- 
biles, semi-trailer units, motor cycles and all other vehicles 
propelled by power other than muscular power, except 
railroad and railway cars and motor vehicles running only 
upon rails or tracks, ambulances, fire engines and apparatus, 
police patrol wagons and other vehicles used by the police 
department of any city or town or park board solely for the 
official business of such department or board, road rollers, 
street sprinklers, power excavators, power graders and 
concrete mixers. Approved April 5, 1929. 



Chap. 20^ An Act relative to the control of wedge pond and 

WINTER POND IN THE TOWN OF WINCHESTER. 



Town of 
Winchester 
may make 
rules, etc., as 
to erection, 
etc., of public 
bath houses on 
shores of Wedge 
pond and 
Winter pond. 
Rules and 
regulations as 
to fishing, etc. 



ApprovaL 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Winchester, through its board 
of park commissioners, may from time to time make rules 
and regulations as to the erection, maintenance and control 
of all public bath houses on the shores of Wedge pond and 
Winter pond in said town. 

Section 2. The board of park commissioners of said 
town may from time to time make rules and regulations 
governing fishing, boating, bathing, skating and other 
recreational activities in or on Wedge pond and Winter 
pond in said town.. Such rules and regulations relative to 
fishing shall be subject to the approval of the division of 
fisheries and game of the state department of conservation, 
and such other rules and regulations shall be subject to_the 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 205. 217 

approval of the state department of public works, and when 
so approved shall have the force of law. 

Section 3. Any pohce officer of said town may patrol Police patrol, 
any part of the waters of said ponds and shall have au- 
thority to arrest any person violating any law of the com- 
monwealth in, on or adjacent to the waters of said ponds or 
violating any rule or regulation established under this act. 

Section 4. The violation of any rule or regulation es- Penalty, 
tablished under this act shall be punished by a fine of not 
more than twenty dollars. 

Section 5. Nothing in this act shall be construed to Powers, etc., 
abridge the powers and duties of said department of public Cf pubtk""''"* 
works under chapter ninety-one of the General Laws. works under 

Approved April 5, 1929. abridged'."" 

An Act relative to fire prevention. Chav 205 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to Emergency 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an p''®^'"'^'®- 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation 
of the public safety and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and forty-eight of ^c ^amended*' 
the General Laws, as amended in section thirty by chapter 
two hundred and seventy-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section thirty and inserting in place thereof the 
following : — Section 30. The marshal shall have within Powers of state 
the metropolitan district the powers given by sections ten, ^''^ '"''•"s^^'- 
thirteen, fourteen, twenty, twenty-one and twenty-two to 
license persons or premises, or to grant permits for, or to 
inspect or regulate, the use of engines and furnaces as 
described in section one hundred and fifteen of chapter one 
hundred and forty and the keeping, storage, use, manu- 
facture, sale, handling, transportation or other disposition 
of gunpowder, dynamite, nitroglycerine, camphine or any 
similar fluids or compounds, crude petroleum or any of its 
products, or any explosive or inflammable fluids or com- 
pounds, tablets, torpedoes, rockets, toy pistols, or any other 
explosives, fireworks, firecrackers, or any substance having 
such properties that it may spontaneously, or acting under 
the influence of any contiguous substance, or of any chemical 
or physical agency, ignite, or inflame or generate inflam- 
mable or explosive vapors or gases to a dangerous extent; 
provided, that cities and towns may by ordinances or by- Provisos. 
laws prohibit the sale or use of fireworks or firecrackers within 
the city or town, or may limit the time within which fire- 
crackers and torpedoes may be used; and provided, further, 
that the city council of a city or the selectmen of a town 
may disapprove the granting of such a license or permit, 
and upon such disapproval or upon the refusal to grant or 
issue the same by the officer or board designated for the 



218 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 206, 207. 



G. L. 148, § 2, 
etc., amended. 



Fire preven- 
tion. 

Application of 
certain sections. 



G. L. 148, § 0, 
etc., amended. 



Entry into a 
one-family or 
two-family 
dwelling not 
authorized, etc. 



purpose by the marshal under the following section, the 
license or permit shall in no event be granted or issued. In 
Boston certificates of renewal of licenses as provided in 
section fourteen shall be filed annually for registration with 
the fire commissioner, accompanied by a fee of one dollar. 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter one hundred 
and forty-eight, as amended by section one of chapter four 
hundred and eighty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one and by section one of chapter two hundred 
and seventy-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 
the second and third lines, the words "six, seven A," — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 2. Except as otherwise 
provided in section thirty, sections ten, thirteen, fourteen, 
nineteen, twenty and twenty-two shall not apply to the 
metropolitan district. Sections twenty-eight to fifty-one, 
inclusive, shall apply only to said district. 

Section 3. Section six of said chapter one hundred 
and forty-eight, as amended by section two of said chapter 
two hundred and seventy-seven, is hereby further amended 
by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: — 
This section shall not authorize entry into a one-family or 
two-family dwelling or any investigation or order relative 
to conditions existing therein. Approved April 8, 1929. 



C hap. 20Q An Act providing for vacations for members of the 

REGULAR OR PERMANENT POLICE AND FIRE FORCES IN 
TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty-one of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by inserting after section one hundred and eleven the follow- 
ing new section:- — Section 111 A. In any town which ac- 
cepts this section, all members of its regular or permanent 
police or fire force may be granted a vacation of not less 
than two weeks during each year of their employment, 
without loss of pay. The provisions of this section shall 
not apply in cities. Approved April 8, 1929. 



G. L. 41, new 
section after 
§ 111. 

Vacations for 
members of 
regular or 
permanent 
police and fire 
forces in 
towns. 



Chap. 207 An Act relative to redemption of land taken or sold 

FOR NON-PAYMENT OF TAXES IN PROCEEDINGS TO FORE- 
CLOSE THE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter sixty of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section sixty-eight and inserting 
in place thereof the following : — Section 68. Any person 
claiming an interest, within ten days after entering his ap- 
pearance or within such further time as may on motion be 
fl)"1-e'demptiou*' allowcd by the court, shall, if he desires to redeem, file an 
answer setting forth his right in the premises, and an offer 
to redeem upon such term's as may be fixed by the court. 



G. L. 60, § 68, 
amended. 

Land taken 
or sold for 
taxes, filing of 
answer, offer 
to redeem, 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 208, 209. 219 

Thereupon the court shall hear the parties, and may in any 
case in its discretion make a finding allowing the party to 
redeem, within a time fixed by the court, upon payment to 
the petitioner of an amount sufficient to cover the original 
sum, costs, interest at the rate of eight per cent per annum, 
and all subsequent taxes, costs and interest to which the 
petitioner may be entitled under section sixty-one or sixty- 
two, together with the costs of the proceeding and such 
counsel fee as the court deems reasonable. The court may 
impose such other terms as justice and the circumstances 
warrant. 

Section 2. This act shall become operative on Sep- when 
tember first in the current year, operative. 

Approved April 8, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the appointment of an additional (Jhav 208 

COURT officer FOR THE DISTRICT COURT OF CHELSEA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-two of chapter two hundred ^t^'^^'l^I' 
and eighteen of the General Laws, as most recently amended 
by section one of chapter one hundred and ninety-eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "court" in 
the eleventh line the words : — , the district court of Chelsea, 
— so as to read as follows : — Section 62. In the municipal ^"^''offic ^rs in 
court of the city of Boston the court officers appointed shall district courts. 
not exceed ten for criminal business and five for civil business 
and one of such court officers for criminal business shall be 
designated by the chief justice as chief court officer of said 
court for criminal business, and one of such court officers 
for criminal business shall be designated as an assistant chief 
court officer; in the municipal court of the Roxbury district 
four court officers may be appointed ; in the municipal court 
of the South Boston district, of the Charlestown district 
and of the West Roxbury district, the East Boston district 
court, the district court of Chelsea, the third district court ^i*^*^'.*^'""^' ^°^ 
of eastern Middlesex and the district court of East Norfolk orcheis^"' 
two court officers for each court may be appointed; and in 
each of the other district courts in the commonwealth one 
court officer may be appointed. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- submission to 
ance, during the current year, by vote of the city council of "t*^ council, 
the city of Boston, subject to the provisions of its charter; 
but not otherwise. Approved April 8, 1929. 

An Act continuing the close season on ruffed grouse (Jhdrf 209 

UNTIL nineteen HUNDRED AND THIRTY. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Except as provided in chapter thirty-two of the acts of of°cios"e^s^^so 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six as to Dukes county, it on ruffed 



220 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 210. 



grouse until 
1930, except, 
etc. 



Penalty. 



shall be unlawful, before the beginning of the open season 
for ruffed grouse throughout the commonwealth in the 
year nineteen hundred and thirty, to hunt, pursue, take or 
kill a ruffed grouse, commonly called partridge, or to have 
in possession a ruffed grouse or any part thereof taken in 
this commonwealth, except ruffed grouse taken under the 
provisions of section thirtj^-five A or forty-four A, or propa- 
gated under the provisions of section eighty-two, of chapter 
one hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws. Violation 
of any provision of this act shall be punished by a fine of not 
less than twenty nor more than fifty dollars for each bird or 
part thereof in respect to which the violation occurs. 

Approved April 9, 1929. 



Chap.210 An "Act requiring the marking of containers of scal- 
lops WITH designation OF SOURCE. 



G. L. 94, new 
section after 
§88. 

Marking of 
containers of 
scallops with 
designation of 
source regu- 
lated. 



Penalty. 



No prosecution 
if certain guar- 
anty is estab- 
lished. 



Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after section eighty-eight the following 
new section: — Section 88 A. No person shall sell, exchange 
or deliver, or offer or expose for sale, exchange or delivery, or 
have in his custody or possession with intent to sell, ex- 
change or deliver, any scallops unless the box, carton or other 
container thereof is plainly and conspicuously stamped, 
labeled or marked, in such a manner as not to be easily 
obhterated or defaced, with (a) the word "Massachusetts", 
followed by the name of the town or of the locality where 
taken, if taken from waters or flats within the common- 
wealth; or (b) the name of the state, country or province 
where taken, if taken from waters or flats outside the com- 
monwealth but within three miles from the shore; or (c) 
the words "SEA SCALLOPS", if taken more than three 
miles from the shore. 

Whoever, except a common carrier, fails to comply with 
any provision of this section, or whoever falsely stamps, 
labels or marks such a box, carton or other container, shall 
be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more than 
fifty dollars. 

No person shall be prosecuted hereunder, in case such a 
box, carton or other container of scallops is stamped, labeled 
or marked in apparent conformity herewith, whether it is 
the original container in which such scallops were shipped or 
delivered to him bearing the same stamp, label or mark as 
when so shipped or delivered or is a different container 
stamped, labeled or marked by him or under his direction 
substantially the same, in respect to the source of such 
scallops, as such original container, if he establishes a 
guaranty signed by the person from whom he purchased the 
same that the container in which the scallops were shipped 
or delivered as aforesaid was, at the time of shipping or de- 
livery, correctly stamped, labeled or marked under this 
section, provided that no person shall be entitled to avail 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 211, 212. 221 

himself of such a guaranty if it shall appear that he knew 
or had good cause to believe that such original container was 
not stamped, labeled or marked as required hereby. 

Approved April 9, 1929. 



An Act reviving the pratt coal company. Char) 211 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Pratt Coal Company, a corporation dissolved by chapter Pratt Coai 
two hundred and seventy-three of the acts of nineteen revTv^d"^ 
hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby revived with the 
same powers, duties and obligations as if said chapter had 
not been passed ; and all acts and proceedings of the officers, 
directors and stockholders of said corporation acting as such 
which would be legal and valid but for the passage of said 
chapter are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Approved April 9, 1929. 

An Act relative to appeals from the refusal of as- Chav. 2\2 

SESSORS TO ABATE TAXES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty-eight A of chapter fifty-nine of the General g.l.sq §68A, 
Laws, inserted by chapter three hundred and twelve of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby amended 
by adding at the end thereof the following : — ; except that 
payment of the tax shall not be a condition precedent to an 
abatement thereof. In any case where a complaint is trans- 
ferred to the court hereunder and the tax has not been paid, 
if it is not reduced the respondent shall recover costs and 
execution shall issue therefor as in actions at law, or if it is 
reduced the petitioner shall recover judgment for costs and 
the tax as so reduced shall stand as the tax on the property 
and shall be collected in the manner provided for an original 
tax, — so as to read as follows : — Section 68 A . Upon the Appeals from 
filing of a complaint under section sixty-four in case of a aslessdrs^o 
refusal to abate a tax exceeding five hundred dollars, the abate taxes, 

• . nlinc oi 

clerk of the county commissioners or of the board author- complaints, 
ized to hear and determine the same, shall forthwith trans- ®*°" 
mit 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 su- 
perior court for the county where the property taxed lies. 
The said clerk shall thereupon transmit to the court the Hearing and 
complaint, together with all documents filed in connection oFco^pMntr 
therewith, and the same shall be heard and determined in superior 
by the court as an appeal under section sixty-five ; except "^"""^ 
that payment of the tax shall not be a condition precedent 
to an abatement thereof. In any case where a complaint is 
transferred to the court hereunder and the tax has not been 
paid, if it is not reduced the respondent shall recover costs 



222 Acts, 1929. — Chap. 213. 

and execution shall issue therefor as in actions at law, or 
if it is reduced the petitioner shall recover judgment for costs 
and the tax as so reduced shall stand as the tax on the 
property and shall be collected in the manner provided for 
an original tax. Approved April 10, 1929. 

Chap. 21S An Act relative to the commitment or removal of 

CERTAIN PRISONERS TO INSTITUTIONS FOR THE INSANE 
AND TO THEIR RETURN THEREFROM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Snended' ^ '*'^' SECTION 1. Chapter ouc hundred and twenty-three of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
one hundred and two and inserting in place thereof the 
oSlrs.^exam- followiug: — Section 102. The department shall designate 
inatio'n. two pcrsons, cxperts in insanity, to examine prisoners in 

the state prison, the Massachusetts reformatory, the prison 
camp and hospital or the reformatory for women, alleged 
to be insane. If any such prisoner appears to be insane or 
in such mental condition that his commitment to an institu- 
tion for the insane is necessary for his proper care or obser- 
vation pending the determination of his insanity, the warden 
or superintendent shall notify one or both of said experts, 
who shall, with the physician of such penal institution, ex- 
amine the prisoner and report the result of their investiga- 
tion to the superior court of the county where such penal 
of°thi8a^n°d^^ institution is situated. For the purposes of this and the 
following sec- followiug sectiou, "superior court" may, in respect to a 
co°urt"\o^^"°'^ prisoner in the Massachusetts reformatory, include the 
include, etc. district court of central Middlesex, and, in respect to a 
prisoner in the reformatory for women, the first district 
court of southern Middlesex. 
G. L 123, § 103, Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and twenty-three 
IS hereby further amended by striking out section one hun- 
dred and three and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
onlrs.^'removai SectioTi 103. The superior court upon a report under the 
to state preceding section, if it considers the prisoner to be insane 

08pi a . or in such mental condition that his commitment to an 

institution for the insane is necessary for his proper care or 
observation pending the determination of his insanity, and 
his removal expedient, shall issue a warrant, directed to 
the warden or superintendent, authorizing him to cause 
the prisoner, if a male, to be removed to the Bridgewater 
state hospital, and, if a female, to be removed to one of the 
state hospitals for the insane, there to be kept until re- 
turned to prison as provided in section one hundred and five. 
^L 123. §104, Section 3. Said chapter one hundred and twenty-three 
is hereby further amended by striking out section one hun- 
dred and four and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
oners Removal SectioTi lOIf- If a prisoner under sentence in a jail, house of 
from 'jails, corrcction, or prison other than one named in section one 

nouses of cor- iiji. j.i_* • u xi 

rection. etc. hundred and two, appears to be msane or m such mental 
condition that his commitment to an institution for the 



Acts, 1029. — Chap. 213. 2^3 

insane is necessary for his proper care or observation pend- 
ing the determination of his insanity, the physician in at- 
tendance shall make a report thereof to the jailer or master 
who shall transmit the same to one of the judges mentioned 
in section fifty. If the judge finds in accordance with 
sections fifty and fifty-one that the prisoner is insane, or if 
he finds that the mental condition of the prisoner is such 
that his commitment to an institution for the insane is 
necessary for his proper care or observation pending the 
determination of his insanity, and that his removal is ex- 
pedient, he shall order the removal of such prisoner, if a 
male to Bridgewater state hospital, if a female to one of the 
state hospitals for the insane, there to be kept until returned 
as provided in section one hundred and five; provided, that Proviso. 
if a male prisoner has not been criminal and vicious in his 
life the judge may order him removed to one of the state 
hospitals. A physician, other than the physician in at- 
tendance at the place of detention, making the certificate, 
shall be entitled to the compensation provided by section 
seventy-three. 

Section 4. Said chapter one hundred and twenty-three, g. l. 123, § 105. 
as amended in section one hundred and five by section four ^'^''••*'"^" ® 
of chapter four hundred and sixty-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said section one hundred and five and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 105. When Reconveyance 
in the opinion of the trustees and superintendent of the of pHsonwa 
state hospital to which a prisoner has been removed under restored to 
section one hundred, one hundred and three or one hundred ^^"' ^' 
and four, or of the commissioner of correction and the 
superintendent of the state farm in case of removal to the 
Bridgewater state hospital, the mental condition of the 
prisoner is such that he should be returned to the custody 
of the person or to the penal institution from which he was 
removed, they shall so certify upon the warrant or commit- 
ment, and notice, accompanied by a written statement re- 
garding the mental condition of the prisoner, shall be given 
to such person or to the warden, superintendent, keeper or 
master of such penal institution, as the case may be, who 
shall thereupon cause the prisoner to be reconveyed to the 
custody of such person, or to such penal institution, there 
to remain pursuant to the original sentence if removed under 
section one hundred and three or one hundred and four, com- 
puting the time of his detention or confinement in the said 
hospital as part of the term of his imprisonment under such 
sentence; provided, that a prisoner removed to a state Proviso, 
hospital under section one hundred, one hundred and three 
or one hundred and four for his proper care or observation 
pending the determination of his insanity shall be returned 
in the manner hereinbefore provided to the penal institu- 
tion or custody whence so removed, not later than thirty- 
five days after such removal, but such prisoner shall in all 
other respects be subject to the provisions of this section. 



224 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 214, 215. 



Discharge or 
temporary 
release of cer- 
tain prisoners. 



If a prisoner removed as insane under section one hundred 
who has not been restored to sanity is returned as aforesaid 
because in the opinion of the trustees and superintendent, 
or of the commissioner of correction and superintendent, as 
the case may be, neither the pubhc interest nor the welfare 
of the prisoner will be promoted by his further retention in 
the hospital, they shall so certify upon the warrant or com- 
mitment and shall append thereto a report relative to the 
prisoner's mental condition as affecting his criminal re- 
sponsibility and the advisability of his discharge or temporary 
release from the penal institution or custody to which he is 
returned. Approved April 10, 1929. 



C hap. 214i An Act authorizing the fall river co-operative bank 

TO INVEST AN ADDITIONAL SUM OF MONEY IN REAL ESTATE 
FOR BANKING PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Fall River Co-operative Bank, a co- 
operative bank organized under the laws of this common- 
wealth and having its usual place of business in the city of 
Fall River, may, subject to the approval of the commis- 
sioner of banks, invest in the purchase of a site in said city 
and the erection thereon and preparation of a suitable build- 
ing to be used in whole or in part for the convenient trans- 
action of its business, an amount not exceeding forty thousand 
dollars in addition to the amount heretofore authorized by 
law to be invested for the aforesaid purposes; provided, how- 
ever, that nothing contained herein shall be construed as 
authorizing a total investment by said bank for the aforesaid 
purposes exceeding in the aggregate the sum of one hundred 
and forty thousand dollars. 

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

Approved April 11, 1929. 



Fall River Co- 
operative Bank 
may invest an 
additional sum 
of money in 
real estate for 
banking pur- 
poses. 



Proviso. 



Chap. 215 An Act to establish in the town of Lexington repre- 
sentative TOWN GOVERNMENT BY LIMITED TOWN MEET- 
INGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon the acceptance of this act by the 
town of Lexington as hereinafter provided, the selectmen shall 
forthwith divide the territory thereof into not less than four 
nor more than eight voting precincts, each of which shall be 
plainly designated, and shall contain not less than five 
hundred registered voters. All precincts shall contain ap- 
proximately an equal number of registered voters. 

The precincts shall be so established as to consist of com- 
pact and contiguous territory, to be bounded, as far as 
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 or the 
number of precincts changed within the aforesaid limits by 



Precinct voting, 
representative 
town meetings, 
etc., in town 
of Lexington. 



Precincts, 

establishment, 

etc. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 215. 225 

the selectmen in December, once in five years, or in Decem- 
ber 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 ^^p"''* J^'^gs, 
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 at 
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. They 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 into 
division of the town into voting precincts and any revision chi'^cts^ eff^tive 
of such precincts shall take effect upon the date of the ^i^te, etc. 
filing of the report thereof by the selectmen with the town 
clerk. Whenever the precincts are estabhshed or revised, Z°*;^/'^j;|' 
the town clerk shall forthwith give written notice thereof notice to state 
to the state secretary, stating the number and designation ^^^^'^^■^^y' «*•=• 
of the precincts. Meetings of the registered voters of the Meetings of 
several precincts for elections, for primaries, and for voting an|fwiiere^° 
upon any question to be submitted to all the voters of the to be held. 
town, shall be held on the same day and at the same hour 
and at such place or places within the town as may from 
time to time be determined by vote at a representative town 
meeting under an appropriate article in the warrant there- 
for, or, in default of such determination, as the selectmen 
shall in the warrants for such meetings direct. The pro- Certain provi- 
visions of the general laws, relating to precinct voting at fa\v"^t*o appiT^ 
elections, so far as the same are not inconsistent with this etc. 
act, shall 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 mrmbCT^Wpf 
town meeting membership shall in each precinct consist of number, etc' 
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 town meeting 
membership to exceed two hundred and four. The regis- Town meeting 
tered voters in every precinct shall, at the first annual town eL®cTion?terms. 
election held after the establishment thereof, or at a special etc. 
town election held prior to such annual town election and 
at the first annual town election following any precinct 
revision where the number of precincts is changed, con- 
formably 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 mem- 



226 Acts, 1929. — Chap. 215. 

bers 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 remain- 
ing third in such order shall serve one year, from the day 
of the annual town meeting, if elected at such election, and, 
if elected at a special town election, shall also serve from the 
date of such special town election to and including the day 
of the next following annual town meeting; in case of a tie 
vote affecting the division into thirds as aforesaid the mem- 
bers 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 re- 
spective precincts. Upon every revision of the precincts 
where the number of precincts is changed, the terms of office 
of all town meeting members from every precinct shall 
Notice to mem- cease upon the election of their successors. The town clerk 
ers e ec e . gjj^ll, after every election of town meeting members, forthwith 

notify each member by mail of his election. 
HmTt"duf^'"^^ Section 3. Any representative town meeting held under 
elected town the provislous of this act, except as otherwise provided 
berfand'ceT" herein, shall be hmited to the voters elected under section 
tow/mlftin*'^'^ ^^^' together with the following, designated as town meeting 
members at mcmbcrs at large; namely, any member of the general 
^^^^' court of the commonwealth from the town, the moderator, 

the town clerk, the members of the board of selectmen and 
public works, the town treasurer, the town counsel, the 
chairman of the school committee, the chairman of the 
appropriation committee, and the chairman of the cemetery 
Notice of town commissioncrs. The town clerk shall notify the town 
meetmgs, etc. j^eetiug members of the time and place at which representa- 
tive town 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 the election and qualifications of their members. 

Quorum. Qjjg hundred town meeting members shall constitute a 

quorum for doing business; but a less number may organize 

Notice of temporarily and may adjourn from time to time. Notice 

sdjourncQ town . . 

meetings to be of every adjoumcd representative town meeting shall be 
posted, etc. posted by the town clerk in five or more public places in 
the town; and the town clerk shall also notify the members 
by mail of the adjournment at least twenty-four hours be- 
fore the time of the adjourned representative town meeting, 
if the period of adjournment will permit. The notices shall 
state briefly the business to be acted upon at any meeting 
. and shall include notice of any proposed reconsideration, 

pubiio!^^ All town meetings shall be public; and, subject to such 

conditions as may be determined from time to time by the 
representative town meeting, any voter of the town who is 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 215. 227 

not a town meeting member may speak at any representative 
town meeting, but he 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 upon the 
date of such filing. No elected member whose official po- 
sition entitles him to be a member at large shall act as a 
member at large during such time as he remains an elected 
member. A town meeting member who removes from the Removal from 
town shall cease to be a town meeting member and an elected ciTct, "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 as an 
elected member from the precinct from which he has or is 
removed. The town meeting members as such shall re- 
ceive no compensation. 

Section 4. Nomination of candidates for town meeting Nomination of 
members to be elected under this act shall be made by town meetin°g'^ 
nomination papers signed by not less than ten voters of the J^^'J'g'^®''^' ^°'^ 
precinct in which the candidate resides, and filed with the 
town clerk at least fifteen days before the election; pro- Proviso. 
vided, that any town meeting member may become a can- 
didate for re-election by giving written notice thereof to 
the town clerk at least thirty days before election. No Acceptance of 
nomination papers shall be valid in respect to any candidate n°"i'°*t'o°- 
whose written acceptance is not thereon or attached thereto 
when filed. 

Section 5. The articles in the warrant for every town Warrant ar- 
meeting, so far as they relate to the election of the moderator, ac'ted up^, etc. 
town officers, town meeting members, and as hereinbefore 
provided, to referenda and all matters to be acted upon and 
determined by ballot 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 meeting to be held at such 
time and place as shall be set forth by the selectmen in the 
warrant for the meeting, subject to the referendum pro- 
vided for by section eight. 

Section 6. A moderator shall be elected by ballot at ^^°'^^l^°\ 
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 Moderator 
tempore may be elected by the town meeting members. pro tempore. 

Section 7. Any vacancy in the full number of town vacancies in 
meeting members from any precinct, whether arising from of'towTmeet- 
a failure of the registered voters thereof to elect, or from any jjjs members, 
other cause, may be filled until the next annual election by '"^' ^ °' 
t^he remaining town meeting members of the precinct frona 



228 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 215. 



Notices of 
vacancy. 

Calling of 
special meeting 



Choice by 
ballot. 

Certificate of 
choice, etc. 



Votes, when 
operative, etc. 



Measures laid 
on table, etc. 



Referendum. 



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 the town clerk shall call a special meeting of such 
members for the purpose of filling any vacancy, and shall 
cause to be mailed to every such member 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 members 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 acceptance by the member or mem- 
bers 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 elec- 
tion and qualifications of the members as set forth in sec- 
tion three. 

Section 8. No final vote of any representative town 
meeting passing or rejecting a measure under any article 
in the warrant, except a vote to adjourn or dissolve, or votes 
appropriating money for the payment of notes or bonds of 
the town and interest thereon becoming due within the 
then current financial year, or votes for the temporary 
borrowing of money in anticipation of revenue, or a vote 
declared by preamble by a two thirds vote of the town 
meeting members present and voting thereon to be an 
emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation 
of the peace, health, safety or convenience of the town, shall 
be operative until after the expiration of five days, exclusive 
of Sundays and legal holidays, from the dissolution of the 
meeting. Any such measure disposed of by a vote to lay 
on the table, to postpone indefinitely, or other dilatory vote, 
shall be deemed to have been rejected in the form in which 
it was presented and perfected or changed by such amend- 
ments, if any, as have been adopted by the said meeting. 
If, within said five days, a petition, signed by not less than 
two hundred and fifty registered voters of the town, con- 
taining their names and addresses as they appear on the 
list of registered voters, is filed with the selectmen request- 
ing that the question or questions involved in any such vote 
which has not become operative as aforesaid be submitted 
to the voters of the town at large, then the operation of 
such vote shall be further suspended pending its determina- 
tion as hereinafter provided, and the selectmen, within ten 
days after the filing of the petition, shall call a special 
meeting, which shall be held within fourteen days after the 
issuing of the call, for the purpose of presenting to the voters 
at large the question or questions so involved. All votes 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 215. 229 

upon any questions so submitted shall be taken by ballot, 
and the check list shall be used in the several precinct meet- 
ings in the same manner as in the election of town officers. 
The questions so submitted shall be determined by vote of de"ttrm°ine'/°'' 
the same proportion of voters at large voting thereon as etc. 
would have been required by law of the town meeting mem- 
bers had the question been finally determined at a rep- 
resentative town meeting. The questions so submitted ^ated upon"'*' 
shall be stated upon the ballot in substantially the same ballot, etc. 
language and form in 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 peti- votes operative 
tion is not filed within the said period of five days, the vote etc!° p®*"'*'""' 
of the representative town meeting shall become operative 
upon the expiration of the said period. 

Section 9. The town of Lexington after the acceptance Powers of town 
of this act and the first election of town meeting members metti^ng^^em- 
thereunder, shall have the capacity to act through and be ^ers, etc. 
bound by its said town meeting members who shall, when 
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- 
tive town meeting in accordance with the provisions of this 
act, have the same force and effect as if vSuch 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 Lexington to hold general meetings, as that ^°J^ =*'^"dged, 
right is secured to them by the constitution of this common- 
wealth; nor shall this act confer upon any representative 
town meeting in Lexington 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 Lexington for acceptance at any of°Llxington° 
annual or special town meeting. The vote shall be taken by ®*^*'- 
ballot in precincts 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 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-nine, entitled 'An Act to establish in the town 
of Lexington representative town government by limited 
town meetings' be accepted by this town?" 

Section 12. So much of this act as authorizes its sub- Time of 
mission to the registered voters of the town shall take ef- ^''^^''^ ^^^^' 



230 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 216. 



Resubmission 
after rejection, 
etc. 



feet upon its passage, and the remainder shall take effect 
upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters voting 
thereon. 

Section 13. If this act is rejected by the registered 
voters of the town of Lexington when submitted to said 
voters under section eleven it may be submitted for ac- 
ceptance in like' manner from time to time to such voters at 
any annual or special meeting in said town within three years 
thereafter. Approved April 11, 1929. 



Chap. 216 An Act relative to the revision of the amount of 

BAIL OF CERTAIN DEFENDANTS IN CRIMINAL CASES. 



G. L. 218, § 30, 
amended. 



District courts 
may bind over 
certain persons 
for trial to 
superior court. 



Certain infor- 
mation to be 
transmitted to 
clerk of 
superior court. 



Revision of 
amount of bail 
in certain cases 



G. L. 219, § 20, 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty of chapter two hundred and 
eighteen of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "shall" in the fifth line the word: — forth- 
with, — by inserting after the word "entered" in the ninth 
line the words : — and the report of the department of 
mental diseases as to the mental condition of the defendant, 
if such report has been filed under the provisions of section 
one hundred A of chapter one hundred and twentj^-three, — 
and by adding at the end thereof the following new sen- 
tence: — If such a person is committed for failure to recog- 
nize as ordered, the superior court shall thereupon have 
jurisdiction of the case against such person for the purpose 
of revising the amount of bail theretofore fixed, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 30. They shall commit or bind 
over for trial in the superior court persons brought before 
them who appear to be guilty of crimes not within their 
final jurisdiction, and may so commit or bind over persons 
brought before them who appear to be guilty of crimes within 
their final jurisdiction. In such cases the clerk of the dis- 
trict court shall forthwith transmit to the clerk of the su- 
perior court a copy of the complaint and of the record, the 
original recognizances, a list of the witnesses, a statement of 
the expenses and the appearance of the attorney for the 
defendant, if any is entered, and the report of the depart- 
ment of mental diseases as to the mental condition of the 
defendant, if such report has been filed under the provisions 
of section one hundred A of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
three, and no other papers need be transmitted. If such 
a person is committed for failure to recognize as ordered, 
the superior court shall thereupon have jurisdiction of the 
case against such person for the purpose of revising the 
amount of bail theretofore fixed. 

Section 2. Section twenty of chapter two hundred and 
nineteen of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding 
thereto the following : — If a person is committed under 
this section or under section thirty-one for failure to recog- 
nize as ordered, the superior court shall thereupon have 
jurisdiction of the case against such person for the purpose 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 216. 231 

of revising the amount of bail theretofore fixed, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 20. Whoever is brought before Trial before 
a trial justice for any of the crimes named in the preceding f™b).^chesof 
section shall be examined by him, and may be tried before the peace, or 
him, and, if convicted, may be required to find sureties to to^uperior^'^ 
keep the peace for not more than one year and be punished °°^^^- 
by fine or imprisonment as before provided; or, if the of- 
fence is of a high and aggravated nature, he may be com- 
mitted or bound over for trial before the superior court. 
If a person is committed under this section or under section Revision of 
thirty-one for failure to recognize as ordered, the superior fn'c°e"tain^casM 
court shall thereupon have jurisdiction of the case against 
such person for the purpose of revising the amount of bail 
theretofore fixed. 

Section 3. Section fifty-eight of chapter two hundred ^- ^l^l' ^ ^^■ 
and seventy-six of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out all after the word "by" in the sixth line, and 
inserting in place thereof the words: — the supreme judicial 
or superior court or by a justice of either court, for a less 
amount than is required by the order or by an order of either 
court, or of a justice thereof, revising said amount, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 58. If the person is com- Notice to 
mitted without an order fixing the amount of the recog- °wt''fixed!^etc. 
nizance, he shall not be admitted to bail under the preceding 
section until reasonable notice of his application has been 
given to the officer by whom he was committed, or a hear- 
ing has been given to the officer in whose custody he is held; 
and if committed with such order, he shall not be admitted 
to bail, except by the supreme judicial or superior court or 
by a justice of either court, for a less amount than is re- 
quired by the order or by an order of either court, or of a 
justice thereof, revising said amount. 

Section 4. Section eighteen of chapter two hundred ^^^^Hl' ^ '^' 
and seventy-eight of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by inserting after the word "behavior" in the thirteenth line 
the following : — If the appellant is committed for failure 
to recognize, the superior court shall thereupon have juris- 
diction of the case for the purpose of revising the amount 
of bail required as aforesaid, — • so as to read as follows: — 
Section 18. Whoever is convicted of a crime before a district Appeals in 

,..,.,. ij,i • , 1 criminal cases 

court or trial justice may appeal to the superior court, and to superior 
at the time of conviction shall be notified of his right to take *'°"''*' 
such appeal. The case shall be entered in the superior court 
on the return day next after the appeal is taken, and the 
appellant shall be committed to abide the sentence of said 
court until he recognizes to the commonwealth, in such sum 
and with such surety or sureties as the court or trial justice 
requires, with condition to appear at the superior court on 
said return day and at any subsequent time to which the 
case may be continued, if not previously surrendered and 
discharged, and so from time to time until the final sentence, 
order or decree of the court thereon, and to abide such 
final sentence, order or decree, and not depart without leave, 



232 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 217, 218. 



Revision of 
amount of bail 
in certain 
casea. 



Effective date. 



and in the meantime to keep the peace and be of good be- 
havior. If the appellant is committed for failure to recog- 
nize, the superior court shall thereupon have jurisdiction of 
the case for the purpose of revising the amount of bail re- 
quired as aforesaid. In cases of misdemeanor the appellant 
may, in the discretion of the court or trial justice, be held on 
his own recognizance. The appellant shall not be required 
to advance any fees upon claiming his appeal or in prosecut- 
ing the same. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect September first in 
the current year. Approved April 11, 1929. 



Chap. 217 An Act authorizing the city of haverhill to compen- 
sate KATHERINE E. ROGERS FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED 
BY REASON OF CERTAIN ACTS OF MEMBERS OF THE FIRE 
DEPARTMENT OF SAID CITY DONE IN THE COURSE OF THEIR 
DUTIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral 
obligation, the city of Haverhill may pay a sum not exceed- 
ing one thousand dollars to Katherine E. Rogers as full 



City of 

Haverhill may 
compensate 
Katherine E. 
Rogers for 

certain injuries, compensation for damage sustained and for expenses incurred 
on account of injuries received by her by reason of certain 
acts of members of the fire department of said city done in 
the course of their official duties. 
SiTdpir *° Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
councii, etc. ancc during the current year by vote of the municipal coun- 
cil of said city, subject to the provisions of its charter; other- 
wise it shall not take effect. Approved April 11, 1929. 



Chap 



Temporary 
reinstatement 
of David M. 
Cleary as a 
member of fire 
department of 
city of Boston. 



Submission to 
mayor and 
city council, 
etc. 



.218 An Act authorizing the temporary reinstatement, for 

PURPOSES OF retirement ONLY, OF DAVID M. CLEARY AS 
A MEMBER OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF 
BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. David M. Cleary, a former member of the 
fire department of the city of Boston who was discharged 
therefrom on September fourth, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six, may be reinstated in said department without 
further examination; (provided, that such reinstatement 
shall be for the sole purpose of retiring him under the ap- 
propriate provisions of chapter five hundred and twenty-one 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two^ 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by the mayor and city council 
of said city, in accordance with the provisions of its charter. 

Approved April 11, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 219, 220, 221. 233 



An Act relative to the treatment of certain patients QJiav 219 

AT the long island HOSPITAL IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The commissioner of institutions of the city Treatment of 
of Boston, or such officer of its institutions department as paUe'iTts at the 
the commissioner may designate, may admit to the Long J;'°"^jJ®,'^"'^ 
Island hospital in said city for treatment or care any person city of 
chronically ill whose legal settlement is in Boston, or any ^°^^°^- 
person who is employed by said institutions department, or 
any person who may, while on any of the islands in Boston 
harbor or on any boat or vessel therein, require in an emer- 
gency, temporary treatment or care. 

Section 2. Said commissioner may establish fees and fharges'^etc 
charges which shall be paid to the use of said city by all 
persons admitted as aforesaid or by their kindred as pro- 
vided in section six of chapter one hundred and seventeen 
of the General Laws; but if, in the judgment of the com- Remittance, 
missioner, such persons or their kindred are unable to pay 
said fees or charges, he may remit the same. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
during the current year by vote of the city council of said el*/''""""'' 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter. 

Approved April 13, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the city of haverhill to compen- Cfinnj 220 

SATE EVELYN FOSS FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED BY REASON 
OF CERTAIN ACTS OF A POLICE OFFICER OF SAID CITY DONE 
IN THE COURSE OF HIS DUTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of discharging a moral Ha^g°f,iij 
obligation, the city of Haverhill may pay a sum not ex- compensatT^^ 
ceeding twenty-five hundred dollars to Evelyn Foss as full forcertafn^^ 
compensation for damage sustained and for expenses incurred injuries, etc. 
on account of injuries received by her by reason of certain 
acts of a member of the police department of said city done 
in the course of his official duties. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission 
during the current year by vote of the municipal council of cou'^cn.'ete'!^ 
said city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not 
otherwise. Approved April 13, 1929. 

An Act relative to consent and notice upon petitions Chav 221 

FOR adoption of CHILDREN. ^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Chapter two hundred and ten of the Gen- g.l. 210. §2. 
eral Laws is hereby amended by striking out section two '^'"^"ded. 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 2. Written con- 
A decree for such adoption shall not be made, except- as perso°ns''r" ''"^ 
hereinafter provided, without the written consent of the decfefi^ 

adoption. 



234 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 222. 



G. L. 210, § 4, 
amended. 

Notice to 
parties when 
required 
written con- 
sent is not 
submitted to 
court witli 
petition. 

Publication of 
notice in 
certain cases. 



Notice to 
department 
of public 
welfare in 
certain cases. 

EfTective date. 



child, if above the age of fourteen; of her husband, if she 
is a married woman; of the lawful parents or surviving 
parent; of the mother only of the child, if illegitimate; or 
of the person substituted for any of the above named by this 
chapter. Illegitimacy shall in no case be expressly averred 
upon the record. A person whose consent is hereby re- 
quired shall not thereby be debarred from being the adopt- 
ing parent. If the child has been previously adopted, a 
subsequent decree of adoption of the child shall not be made 
without the written consent of the previous adopting parents 
or parent surviving, nor unless notice of the subsequent 
petition for adoption has been given to the persons whose 
consent to the original adoption was required under this 
section; but such subsequent decree may be made without 
the consent of such persons. Notice of any petition for 
adoption shall be given to the guardian of the child, if any. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and ten is hereby 
further amended by striking out section four and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 4- If the written 
consent required by the two preceding sections is not sub- 
mitted to the court with the petition, the court shall order 
notice by personal service upon the parties of an order of 
notice, in such form as shall be prescribed under section 
thirty of chapter two hundred and fifteen, or, if the parties 
are not found within this commonwealth, by publication of 
said order of notice once in each of three successive weeks 
in such newspaper as the court orders, the last publication 
to be seven days at least before the time appointed for the 
hearing, and the court may require additional notice and 
consent. But if such child is of unknown parentage and is a 
foundling, publication as herein set forth shall not be re- 
quired; but notice of the petition shall be given to the 
department of public welfare. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect on September first 
in the current year. Approved Api'il 15, 1929. 



Chap. 222 An Act relative to the temporary care of patients at 

INSTITUTIONS FOR THE INSANE AT THE REQUEST OF SHERIFFS 
OR DEPUTY SHERIFFS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and twenty-three of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section seventy-nin^ 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 79. 
The superintendent or manager of any institution for the 
insane, in the case of the Gardner state colony when so au- 
thorized by the department, may, when requested by a 
physician, member of the board of health, sheriff, deputy 
sheriff, member of the state police, selectman, police officer 
of a town or by an agent of the institutions department of 
Boston, receive and care for in such institution as a patient, 
for. a period not exceeding ten days, any person needing 
immediate care and treatment because of mental derange- 



G. L. 123, § 79, 
amended. 



Temporary 
care of insane 
persons need- 
ing immediate 
care, etc. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 223. 235 

ment other than delirium tremens or drunkenness. Such 
request for admission of a patient shall be put in writing and 
be filed at the institution at the time of his reception, or 
within twenty-four hours thereafter, together with a state- 
ment in a form prescribed or approved by the department, 
giving such information as it deems appropriate. Any such 
patient deemed by the superintendent or manager not 
suitable for such care shall, upon the request of the superin- 
tendent or manager, be removed forthwith from the in- 
stitution by the person requesting his reception, and, if he is 
not so removed, such person shall be liable to the common- 
wealth or to the person maintaining the private institution, as 
the case may be, for all reasonable expenses incurred under 
this section on account of the patient, which may be recovered 
in contract by the state treasurer or by such person, as the 
case may be. The superintendent or manager shall cause 
every such patient either to be examined by two physicians, 
qualified as provided in section fifty-three, who shall cause 
application to be made for his admission or commitment to 
such institution, or to be removed therefrom before the 
expiration of said period of ten days, unless he signs a re- 
quest to remain therein under section eighty-six. Reason- 
able expenses incurred for the examination of the patient 
and his transportation to the institution shall be allowed, 
certified and paid as provided by section seventy-four. 

Approved April 15, 1929. 



An Act authorizing the town of maynard to borrow (J]i(iy 223 

AN additional AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR SEWERAGE PUR- * 

POSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purposes specified in chapter three Town of 
hundred and forty of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred h'o/rowtiT^^ 
and sixteen, the town of Maynard may from time to time, additional 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, money for 
borrow such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the pt]^po"sll 
aggregate, one hundred thousand dollars, in addition to 
any sums heretofore authorized for sewerage purposes, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Maynard Sewerage Loan, Act of 1929. Each Maynard 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such let o^mo!"*"' 
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, 
including the limitation contained in the first paragraph of 
section seven thereof as revised by chapter three hundred 
and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight. 

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

Approved April 16, 1929. 



236 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 224, 225, 226. 



Town of 
Easton may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Chap. 224 An Act authorizing the town of easton to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for, and/or 
constructing, new school buildings and originally equipping 
and furnishing said buildings, and/or constructing additions 
to present school buildings where such additions increase the 
floor space and originally equipping and furnishing such 
additions, the town of Easton 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, fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Easton School Loan, Act of 1929. 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 provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four 
of the General Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained 
in the first paragraph of section seven thereof as revised by 
chapter three hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Appi-oved April 16, 1929. 



Easton School 
Loan, Act of 
1929. 



Chap. 22^ An Act reviving the howard benevolent society of 

CAMBRIDGE. 



The Howard 
Benevolent 
Society of 
Cambridge 
revived. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Howard Benevolent Society of Cambridge, a corpo- 
ration dissolved by chapter one hundred and fifty-seven of 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, is hereby 
revived with the same powers, duties and obligations as if 
said chapter had not been passed. 

Approved April 16, 1929. 



Chap. 22^ An Act reviving the change-over heel company. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Change-Over Heel Company, a corpo- 
ration dissolved by chapter two hundred and seventy-three 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby 
revived with the same powers, duties and obligations as if 
said chapter had not been passed. 

Section 2. This act shall be operative as of March 
thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

Approved April 16, 1929. 



Change-Over 
Heel Company 
revived. 



When 
operative. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 227, 228. 237 



An Act authorizing the metropolitan district com- (JJkij) 227 

MISSION to expend A FURTHER SUM OF MONEY FOR THE 
COMPLETION OF THE BROOKLINE STREET-ESSEX STREET- 
COTTAGE FARM BRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

For the cost of construction of the new Brookhne street- Metropolitan 
Essex street-Cottage Farm bridge and its approaches, au- commission 
thorized by chapter four hundred and ninety-seven of the "urfher^um * 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one and acts in addi- of money for 
tion thereto and in amendment thereof, the metropohtan of the Brook-" 
district commission may expend a further sum not exceeding Essefst^eet- 
three hundred thousand dollars in addition to the amounts Cottage Farm 
heretofore authorized. The state treasurer may borrow on stltrtreas- 
the credit of the commonwealth such further sums, not ex- urermay 
ceeding in the aggregate three hundred thousand dollars, as et°c"°^^ money, 
may from time to time be required, and may issue and renew 
notes of the commonwealth, carrying such rates of interest 
as the state treasurer may fix, with the approval of the 
governor and council, said notes to be for such term or terms 
as shall be recommended by the governor in pursuance of 
section three of Article LXII of the amendments to the 
constitution. The additional construction cost incurred Determination 

, ., • • (• J.1 • J. • 1 T -J. J. 1 11 1 and assessment 

under the provisions oi this act, including interest, shall be of additional 
determined and assessed in accordance with the provisions cost.*'^"''''°° 
of section five of said chapter four hundred and ninety-seven 
relative to the Brookline street-Essex street-Cottage Farm 
bridge and approaches. 

{The foregoing was laid before the governor on the tenth day 
of April, 1929, 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.) 

An Act establishing harbor lines on the northerly (Jhav 228 

SIDE OF the MYSTIC RIVER IN THE CITY OF EVERETT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The harbor lines on the northerly side of the Harbor unea 
Mystic river in the city of Everett are hereby changed and side"ofMystic 
established as follows: The location of each of the points in of^'lvMett^ 
the line hereinafter described is fixed by a distance herein- established, 
after called longitude, in feet, from a meridian passing 
through the center of the apex of the dome of the state 
house in Boston, and by a distance hereinafter called lati- 
tude, in feet, from a line at right angles to said meridian 
and passing through the said center of the apex of the state 
house dome, and the bearings refer to the true meridian 
passing through the center of said apex. Beginning at a 
point on the southeast corner of the top stone of the bulk- 
head wall of the metropolitan sewer pumping station near 
Maiden Bridge, so-called, in latitude eleven thousand four 
hundred sixty-seven and ninety-four hundredths feet north 



238 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 229. 



Certain lines 
abolished. 



and longitude one thousand eight hundred seventy-three and 
twenty-eight hundredths feet west, said point being num- 
bered 14 on a plan entitled "Mystic River, Mass. proposed 
revision of harbor lines, scale 1-5000, U. S. Engineer Office 
Boston Mass" and approved July thirty-first, nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty by W. R. Williams, the assistant secretary 
of war; thence south eighty degrees twenty-six minutes 
thirty-one seconds east true bearing three thousand nine 
hundred eighty-six feet more or less to a point in latitude 
ten thousand eight hundred six and thirteen hundredths feet 
north and longitude two thousand fifty-seven and thirteen 
hundredths feet east, being point 15 on the above mentioned 
plan. 

Point 15 is on the westerly side of the mouth of Island 
End river at the intersection of line 14-15 and the easterly 
line of Elm street, so-called, in Charlestown, extended 
northerly. 

Section 2. Lines E-F and F-G established by section 
three of chapter two hundred and ninety-three of the acts 
of eighteen hundred and fifty-six are hereby abolished. 

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

Approved April 17, 1929. 



Boston Port 

Authority 

established. 



Membership 
of board. 

Chairman. 
Term. 



Chap. 229 An Act establishing a board to be known as the 

BOSTON PORT AUTHORITY, PRESCRIBING ITS DUTIES AND 
DEFINING THE PORT OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There is hereby established an unpaid board 
to be known as the Boston Port Authority, consisting of two 
persons to be appointed by the governor, with the advice 
and consent of the council, and three persons to be appointed 
by the mayor of the city of Boston. Every member of said 
board shall be a resident of a city or town included within 
the metropolitan parks district. Said board shall elect one 
of its members to act as chairman. Each member of said 
board shall serve for a term of five years from the date of his 
appointment. Any vacancy occurring in said board shall be 
filled by the governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, or by the mayor, according as the original appoint- 
ment was made. Any member of the board appointed by 
the governor as aforesaid may be removed by the governor, 
with the advice and consent of the council, and any member 
of the board appointed by the mayor may be removed in 
accordance with the provisions of section fourteen of chapter 
four hundred and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and nine. 

Section 2. For the purposes of this act, the port of 
Boston is hereby defined to be all of the tide water lying 
westerly of a line drawn between Point Allerton on the south 
and the southerly end of Point Shirley on the north and all 
parcels of land adjacent thereto and property thereon. The 
board shall, from time to time, investigate any and all 



Vacancy. 



Removal. 



Port of Boston 
defined. 



Duties of 
board. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 230. 239 

matters relating to the port of Boston, particularly with 
reference to the unification of overseas terminals, belt line 
connections, condition and location of piers and channels, 
switching, floatage, lighterage, rates, rules, regulations and 
practices, dockage, wharfage, water front labor conditions, 
grain elevator and warehouse facilities. With the assent 
and approval of the mayor, the board may initiate or partici- 
pate in any rate proceedings, or any hearings or investiga- 
tions, concerning the port of Boston, before any other body 
or official. The board shall report annually in I3ccember, or Annual report, 
oftener if the board deems it necessary, to the governor, the 
general court and the mayor. 

Section 3. Said board shall have an office in the city of B^toi!" m- 
Boston and may employ such experts, counsel and other pioyme'ntof 
assistants and incur such other expense as it may deem •^^p^''^^- «*«• 
necessary. All such expenses shall be paid by the city of Expenses. 
Boston upon requisition by the board to the extent that 
appropriations therefor are available, but not exceeding in 
the' aggregate in any one year the sum of fifty thousand dol- 
lars; provided, that said board shall have the same right to Proviso, 
incur expense in anticipation of its appropriation as if it 
were a regular department of said city. 

Section 4. The board shall have access to all maps. Board to 
charts, plans and documents relating to all matters within to mapT^etc 
its jurisdiction in the office or custody of any public board, 
commission or official of said city. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 17, 1929. 



An Act providing for an assistant to the registrar nhfj^ oon 
OF motor vehicles and relative to the delegation ' ^' 

OF THE registrar's POWERS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in part Emergency 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an '"^'^^'^ ®' 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public safety and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety of the General Laws, as most recently g. l. qo. § 29. 
amended in section twenty-nine by chapter four hundred etc., amended. 
and ninety-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 29. Registrar of 
The registrar shall appoint competent persons to act as in- to°appo^nt"^ ^^ 
vestigators and examiners, may remove them for cause, and i^nvestigators, 
may determine their compensation and terms of service and 
define their duties. He may also appoint, for cause remove May appoint a 
and fix the compensation of, a deputy registrar and an trTr^and'^ln^' 
assistant to the registrar, and may delegate to such deputy assistant to 
and assistant the performance of any duty imposed upon ^f^ ^^j^* 
the registrar by any provision of this chapter. Said in- po'^wera^ ^^* * 



240 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 230. 



Powers of in- 
spectors and 
examiners. 



Investigation 
of causes of 
accidents, etc. 



Special con- 
stables to en- 
force motor 
vehicle laws, 
etc. 



Reports to 
registrar by 
local author- 
ities of certain 
accidents, 
etc. 



Surrender of 
license, regis- 
tration cer- 
tificate, etc., 
upon sus- 
pension or 
revocation. 



Revocation of 
license in fatal 
cases. 

Hearing. 



Issue of 
license after 
revocation. 



spectors and examiners, with respect to the enforcement of 
the laws relating to motor vehicles, shall have and exercise 
throughout the commonwealth all the powers of constables, 
except the service of civil process, and of police officers, in- 
cluding the power to arrest any person who violates any 
provision of this chapter, and they may serve all processes 
lawfully issued by the courts, the department in the exercise 
of its functions under this chapter or the registrar. The 
registrar may investigate the cause of any accident in which 
any motor vehicle is involved, and for this purpose may 
send his investigators into other states. The selectmen of 
any town and the mayor of any city of less than one hundred 
thousand inhabitants where there is no police commission 
or police commissioner, and the police commission or police 
commissioner, when such exist, of any such city, may ap- 
point special constables, who shall serve without cost to 
such city or town and who shall have all the powers of police 
officers and constables in relation to the enforcement of all 
laws and regulations concerning motor vehicles. The chief 
officer of the police department of every city and town and 
the chairman of the selectmen of such towns as have no 
regular police department shall notify the registrar forth- 
with, upon blanks furnished by him, of the particulars of 
every accident referred to in section twenty-six which hap- 
pens within the limits of his city or town in which a motor 
vehicle is involved, together with such further information 
relative to such accident as the registrar may require, and 
shall also, if possible, ascertain the name of the person op- 
erating such vehicle and notify the registrar of the same. 
Every such officer, upon the request of the registrar, shall 
demand forthwith the license of any operator and the cer- 
tificate of registration and number plates of any motor 
vehicle situated within the city or town where such officer 
resides when said license or certificate has been suspended or 
revoked by the registrar, and shall forward the same to the 
registrar. Whenever the death of any person results from 
any such accident, the registrar shall suspend forthwith the 
license of the person operating the motor vehicle involved 
in said accident, and shall order the said license to be de- 
livered to him ; and the registrar shall revoke the same unless, 
upon investigation and after a hearing, he determines that 
the accident occurred without serious fault upon the part 
of the operator or chauffeur of such motor vehicle. No 
operator whose license is revoked under this section shall be 
licensed again within six months after the date of the sus- 
pension, nor thereafter except in the discretion of the regis- 
trar. Approved April 17, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 231, 232. 241 



An Act authorizing advances for certain expenses (Jjidj) 231 

TO BE incurred BY PROBATION OFFICERS OF THE SUPERIOR 
COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and seventy-six of the General ^Jc^amenJed^' 
Laws, as amended in section ninety-four by chapter one 
hundred and sixty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-seven, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section 94- The reasonable expenses incurred by probation Expenses of 
officers of the superior court in the performance of their offic^ere'o? 
duties shall be approved and apportioned by the court, and superior court. 
paid by the county to which they are thus apportioned. 
Money to be used for the necessary expenses to be incurred ^r cenahi 
by such a probation officer in going outside the common- expenses. 
wealth for the purpose of bringing back for surrender to the 
court a person who is on probation shall be advanced by the 
treasurer of the county in which such person was placed 
on probation, upon presentation of a certificate signed by 
the probation officer and approved by said court. After Filing of item- 
his return such probation officer shall account for such money '^^'^ vouchers. 
by filing with said county treasurer itemized vouchers, duly 
sworn to, approved by the court, setting forth the necessary 
expenses so incurred and any unexpended balance of such 
money shall be paid to said county treasurer. Probation Reimbursement 
officers of district courts and of the Boston juvenile court Officers oVdis- 
shall be reimbursed by the county for their actual disburse- l^lf^^'^^l^ 
ments for necessary expenses incurred while in the perform- Boston juve- 
ance of their duties, including their reasonable traveling 
expenses in attending conferences authorized by section 
ninety-nine, not exceeding three hundred dollars to each in 
any one year, upon vouchers approved by the court by 
which they are appointed. Approved April 17, 1929. 



nile court. 



An Act relative to the issue of insurance brokers' C/iai). 232 

LICENSES TO PARTNERSHIPS COMPOSED IN WHOLE OR IN 
PART OF VETERANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General pigy^*^^' 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section one hundred amended. 
and sixty-seven A, as inserted by section twelve of chapter 
four hundred and fifty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section 167 A. No fee for a license issued under section one No fee 
hundred and sixty-six, one hundred and sixty-seven or one sokTiert^saHors, 
hundred and seventy-three shall be required of or on account etc., for certain 
of any soldier, sailor or marine resident in this common- censeT '" 
wealth who has served in the army or navy of the United 



242 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 233, 234. 



States in time of war or insurrection and received an honor- 
able discharge therefrom or release from active duty therein, 
if he presents to the commissioner satisfactory evidence of 
his identity. Approved April 17, 1929. 



Chap. 233 An Act subjecting the office of superintendent of 

BUILDINGS AND INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS OF THE CITY OF 
CHELSEA TO THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of superintendent of buildings and 
inspector of buildings of the city of Chelsea shall, upon the 
effective date of this act, become subject to the civil service 
laws and rules and regulations, and the term of office of any 
incumbent thereof shall be unlimited, except that he inay be 
removed in accordance with such laws and rules and regu- 
lations; but the person holding said office on said effective 
date may continue therein without taking a civil service 
examination. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the registered voters of the city of Chelsea at its next 
regular city 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 twenty-nine, entitled 'An 
Act subjecting the office of superintendent of buildings and 
inspector of buildings of the city of Chelsea to the civil 
service laws', be accepted?" 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 other- 
wise. Approved April 17, 1929. 



Office of super- 
intendent of 
buildings and 
inspector of 
buildings of 
city of Chelsea 
subject to civil 
service laws. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Chap 



.234 An Act relative to the conveyance to the common- 
wealth BY the city of WORCESTER OF ANY LAND HELD 
BY IT, AS A SITE FOR A NEW STATE NORMAL SCHOOL BUILD- 
ING AND RELATIVE TO THE DRAWING OF PLANS FOR SUCH 
BUILDING. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



City of Worces- 
ter may convey 
to common- 



site for a new 
state normal 
school. 

Plans, etc. 



The city of Worcester is hereby authorized to convey to 
the commonwealth, and the department of education, on 
h^ by^it^as^a its bchalf , is hereby authorized to accept as a gift, land of 
said city held by it for any purpose whatsoever, of sufficient 
area, of convenient location, and of general availability, for 
the erection of a new normal school building. Said de- 
partment, in co-operation with the commission on adminis- 
tration and finance, may, under the direction of the governor, 
employ an architect and cause plans to be drawn for such 
building, and for said purpose may expend such sum, not 
exceeding twelve thousand dollars, as may hereafter be ap- 
propriated. Approved April 17, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 235, 236. 243 



An Act relative to the granting of accidental death (jj^^^jj 235 

AND total and PERMANENT DISABILITY BENEFITS BY ^' 

LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General 2j^J;-j^J|' ^ ^*' 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section twenty-four 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 34- ^o°^"fni°s'^| 
Any life company, whether or not it is authorized to transact provide for 
accident and health insurance under clause sixth of section d°e^fh be^'rlefits. 
forty-seven, may provide in its policies of life, group life or If'^^^^^^^^^^^^ 
endowment insurance, issued in compliance with this chap- etc., in case of 
ter, for the payment of an accidental death benefit con- ^anent di^"' 
sisting of a larger amount if death is caused by accident than ability, etc. 
if it results from other causes, and may incorporate therein 
or in its annuity or pure endowment contracts, issued in 
like compliance, provisions for the waiver of premiums or 
for the granting of special benefits in the event that the 
insured, or either of them, or the holder, as the case may be, 
becomes totally and permanently disabled from any cause. 
Such provisions shall state the special benefits to be granted 
thereunder, the cost thereof to the insured or to the holder 
and shall define what shall constitute total and permanent 
disability. The consideration for any benefits granted 
under this section shall be stated separately in the policy 
or contract. 

Any such company may, in conjunction with and sup- issue of sepa- 
plementary to any policy of life, group life or endowment ^ate policies, 
insurance or annuity or pure endowment contract, issue a 
separate policy providing solely for any or all of the benefits 
permitted by this section. No such separate policy shall be Approval of 
issued or delivered in the commonwealth until a copy of the [^[^io^ifer,°^c. 
form thereof has been on file for thirty days with the com- 
missioner, unless before the expiration of said thirty days 
he shall have approved the form of the policy in writing; nor 
if the commissioner notifies the company in writing, within 
said thirty days, that in his opinion the form of the policy 
does not comply with the laws of the commonwealth, speci- 
fying his reasons therefor; provided that such action of the Proviso, 
commissioner shall be subject to review by the supreme 
judicial court. 

The provisions of section one hundred and eight shall not f ^los'not''^ °^ 
apply to any policy of life, group life or endowment insur- applicable to 

^^ -^ ./.t-./ jor- certain policies, 

ance or annuity or pure endowment contract or separate etc. 
policy or contract providing for any or all of the benefits 
permitted by this section. Approved April 17, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the town of concord to borrow QJiav 236 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing additional conc'J)"] may 
school building accommodations by erecting a new building, borrow money 



244 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 237, 238. 



for school 
purposes. 



and/or by adding to existing school buildings so as to increase 
the floor space thereof, and for the purpose of originally 
equipping and furnishing such new building and/or addi- 
tions, the town of Concord may borrow from time to time, 
within a period of two years from the passage of this act, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, three hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds 
or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Concordjchooi Coucord School Loan, Act of 1929. Each authorized issue 
1929. ' 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 limitation contained in 
the first paragraph of section seven thereof as revised by 
chapter three hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved April 18, 1929. 



Chap. 237 An Act authorizing the city of north adams to abate 

CERTAIN PAVING ASSESSMENTS. 



City of North 
Adams may 
abate certain 
paving asse.ss- 
ments. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of North Adams may abate all 
assessments made under authority of chapter seventy-five 
of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven for the 
paving of West Main and Eagle streets in said city, and the 
city treasurer of said city is hereby authorized to refund all 
of said assessments which have been paid. 

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

Approved April 18, 1929. 



Chap. 



238 An Act extending the definition of "dealer" as 
affecting the registration of motor vehicles, and 
relative to the licensing of second hand dealers 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 90, § 5, 
etc., amended. 



THEREIN. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would, in 
part, 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 1. Section five of chapter ninety of the General 
Laws, as amended by section two of chapter three hundred 
and three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, 
by section two of chapter four hundred and sixty-four of the 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 238. 245 

acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three and by section 
four of chapter three hundred and sixteen of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby further amended 
by adding at the end thereof the following : — The word 
"dealer", for the purposes of the registration of motor 
vehicles or trailers under any provision of this chapter, may 
include, in the discretion of the registrar, a person whose 
principal business is financing the purchase of or insuring 
motor vehicles, but only in respect to such vehicles as such 
person may take in possession by foreclosure or subrogation 
of title and all the provisions of this chapter relating to 
certificates of registration of dealers shall apply to certificates 
issued to such a person under this provision, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 5. Every manufacturer of or Registration of 
dealer in motor vehicles or trailers or motor vehicle bodies !^c.*°by mLnu^.' 
or tops and every person engaged in the business of repairing [f^^^^f •* °^ °'^ 
motor vehicles or trailers, instead of registering each such tor vehicles, 
vehicle owned or controlled by him, may make application vehide'b"^dfM 
for a general distinguishing number or mark, and the regis- fj'"^^ofor'\"^ 
trar, if satisfied of the facts stated in the application, may hide repairers. 
issue to the applicant a certificate of registration containing 
the name and business address of the applicant and the 
general distinguishing number or mark assigned to him, 
and made in such form and containing such further infor- 
mation as the registrar may determine; and all motor ve- 
hicles or trailers owned or controlled by such manufacturer 
of or dealer in motor vehicles or trailers or motor vehicle 
bodies or tops, or by such person engaged in the business of 
repairing motor vehicles or trailers, shall be regarded as 
registered under such general distinguishing number or mark 
until sold or let for hire or loaned for a period of five suc- 
cessive days; provided, that number plates furnished as Proviso. 
hereinafter provided are properly displayed thereon. The Number plates. 
registrar shall, upon payment of the fee provided in section manufaTturera, 
thirty-three, furnish at his office to every manufacturer of ^leaiers, etc. 
or dealer in motor vehicles or trailers or motor vehicle bodies 
or tops, and to every person engaged in the business of re- 
pairing motor vehicles or trailers, whose vehicles are regis- 
tered in accordance with this section, such number of pairs 
of number plates as he may request in writing of suitable 
design having displayed upon them the register number 
which is assigned to the vehicles of such manufacturer, 
dealer or person, with a different letter or letters or mark on 
each pair of number plates. Number plates furnished here- Duration of 
under shall, except as provided by section nine, be valid ^■'''"^'''y- 
only for the year for which they are issued. Every regis- Expiration of 
tration under this section shall expire at midnight on De- registration. 
cember thirty-first of each year. The word "dealer", for Definition of ^^ 
the purposes of the registration of motor vehicles or trailers TxTended^'''^'^" 
under any provision of this chapter, may include, in the dis- 
cretion of the registrar, a person whose principal business is 
financing the purchase of or insuring motor vehicles, but 
only in respect to such vehicles as such person may take in 



246 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 239. 



G. L. 140, § 57, 
amended. 



License 

required to sell, 
etc., second 
hand motor 
vehicles except 
in certain cases. 



possession by foreclosure or subrogation of title and all the 
provisions of this chapter relating to certificates of regis- 
tration of dealers shall apply to certificates issued to such a 
person under this provision. 

Section 2. Section fifty-seven of chapter one hundred 
and forty of the General Laws is hereby amended by insert- 
ing after the word "vehicles" in the third line, the words: — , 
or a person whose principal business is financing the pur- 
chase of or insuring motor vehicles but who incidentally ac- 
quires and sells second hand vehicles, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 57. No person, except one whose prin- 
cipal business is the manufacture and sale of new motor 
vehicles but who incidentally acquires and sells second hand 
vehicles, or a person whose principal business is financing the 
purchase of or insuring motor vehicles but who incidentally 
acquires and sells second hand vehicles, shall engage in the 
business of buying, selling, exchanging or assembling second 
hand motor vehicles or parts thereof without securing a license 
as provided in section fifty-nine. 

Approved April 18, 1929. 



Chap. 239 An Act authorizing the city of boston to borrow money 

FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING A SEWER OR SEWERS 
FOR REMEDYING UNSANITARY CONDITIONS IN AND ABOUT 
SAVIN HILL BAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a sewer or 
sewers for remedying unsanitary conditions in and about 
that part of Dorchester Bay known as Savin Hill Bay, the 
city of Boston may borrow outside the statutory limit of 
indebtedness from time to time, within a period of five years 
from the passage of this act, such sums as maj^ 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. Savin Hill Bay 
Sewer Loan, Act of 1929. 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 loan 
shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to ten 
per cent of the loan so authorized is voted for the same pur- 
pose, 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 in- 
curred 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 accept- 
ance during the current year by vote of the city council of 
said city, subject to the provisions of its charter. 

Approved April 18, 1929. 



City of Boston 
may borrow 
money for 
purpose of 
constructing a 
sewer or sewers 
for remedying 
unsanitary con- 
ditions in and 
about Savin 
Hill Bay. 



Savin Hill Bay 
Sewer Loan, 
Act of 1929. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 240, 241. 247 



An Act relative to the property-holding powers of (Jhnjj 240 

THE PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF EASTHAMPTON AND ^' 

to MUNICIPAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF 
ITS LIBRARY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and fifty-seven of the isea, 157, §2, 
acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine is hereby amended '^™'^"'i«<i- 
by striking out section two and inserting in place thereof the 
following : — Section 2. Said corporation shall have au- Public Library 
thority to hold, for the purposes aforesaid, real and personal Ealthampton^, 
estate to the amount permitted by general law. "^on '?"'tT'^' 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and fifty-seven is ^^^^ ^^^ "^ 
hereby further amended by striking out section four and amended, 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 4- So Town may 
long as said corporation shall allow the inhabitants of the nfJ'n°^^for® 
town of Easthampton free access to its library at reasonable maintenance 
hours, for the purpose of using the same on the premises, said ° ' '^^^^' 
town may appropriate money for the purpose of defraying 
the expenses of maintaining said library. 

Section 3. The amount of property which the Public Amount of 
Library Association of Easthampton is authorized to hold pu°posMoTa 
for the purposes of a museum under section one of chapter "^"^eum, etc. 
two hundred and four of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
seventy-one shall be in addition to the amount of property 
which said association may hold for the purposes expressly 
set forth in section one of chapter one hundred and fifty- 
seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine. 

Approved April 18, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the county of hampden to pro- Chap. 24:1 

VIDE adequate court HOUSE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE 
DISTRICT COURT OF SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing court house Hampden 
accommodations and facilities in the city of Springfield for takriandretc, 
the district court of Springfield, the county commissioners of cou''rt°hiuL 
Hampden county may take by eminent domain under accommoda- 
chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by district court 
purchase, such land as may be necessary, and may erect °^ Springfield. 
on land so acquired a suitable building for the purposes afore- 
said and may equip and furnish the same; provided, that ^'"^i^"- 
no land shall be acquired by purchase hereunder at an ex- 
pense exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the treasurer of moLy^'issue 
said county, with the approval of the county commissioners, not^^- etc- 
may borrow from time to time, on the credit of the county, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, /our hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes of the county therefor, which shall bear on 
their face the words, Hampden County-Springfield District Hampden 

* " County-Spring- 



248 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 242, 243. 



field Distriot 
Court House 
Loan, Act of 
1929. 



Submission to 
county com- 
missioners, etc. 



Court House Loan, Act of 1929. Each authorized issue shall 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable 
in not more than twenty 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 commis- 
sioners may deem proper, but not for less than their par 
value. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall, except 
as herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of the 
General Laws. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by the county commissioners of said 
county, but not otherwise. Approved April 18, 1929. 



Chap. 242 An Act relative to the fees of physicians appearing 

BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS ON 
BEHALF OF INJURED EMPLOYEES IN CERTAIN CASES. 



G. L. 152. new 
section after § 9. 

Fees of physi- 
cians appearing 
before depart- 
ment of indiLS- 
trial accidents 
on behalf of 
injured em- 
ployees in 
certain cases. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section nine the follow- 
ing new section : — Section 9 A . Whenever a medical ques- 
tion is in dispute in any case, and an impartial physician 
has not, prior to seven days before the date assigned for 
hearing thereon, been appointed by the department or a 
member thereof, the employee may engage his own physician 
to appear and testify in his behalf and, if the decision of the 
single member or of the department is in favor of the em- 
ployee, a reasonable fee shall be allowed by the member or 
by the department for such physician's services and shall be 
added to the amount awarded to the employee and be paid 
by the insurer under the provisions of this chapter. 

Approved April 18, 1929. 



Chap. 24:^ An Act relative to foreign banking associations and 

CORPORATIONS ACTING AS FIDUCIARIES IN THIS COMMON- 
WEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-five A of chapter one hundred and sixty-seven 
of the General Laws, inserted by section one of chapter one 
hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight, is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
eighteenth and nineteenth lines, the words "and the ac- 
tivities of itself", — so as to read as follows: — Section 45 A. 
The board of bank incorporation may, subject to such con- 
ditions as the commissioner may prescribe, grant to a bank- 
ing association or corporation whose principal office is in 
another state, a certificate authorizing it to act in a fiduciary 
capacity under the provisions, so far as applicable, of sec- 
tions fifty-two to fifty-nine, inclusive, of chapter one hun- 



G. L. 167, 

§ 45A, 
amended. 



Banking asso- 
ciation or 
corporation 
having princi- 
pal office in 
another state 
may act as 
fiduciary in 
this state. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 244. 249 

dred and seventy-two; provided, that said association or Provisos. 
corporation is authorized so to act by the laws of the state 
where its principal office is located; and provided further, 
that the laws of such state grant a similar privilege or privi- 
leges to like associations or corporations having their prin- 
cipal office in this commonwealth. Any such banking as- Subject to 
sociation or corporation holding a certificate as aforesaid prwislonsof 
and appointed a fiduciary shall be subject to the provisions 1^^*^™' •'*^' 
of general law with respect to the appointment of agents by 
foreign fiduciaries and to the same taxes, obligations and 
penalties, with respect to its activities as such fiduciary and 
the property held by it in its fiduciary capacity, as like 
associations or corporations having their principal office in 
this commonwealth, and no such certificate shall be issued ^^fsInToUer- 
to any such banking association or corporation until it has tificate, etc. 
filed with the said board of bank incorporation an agreement 
in writing in which it binds itself to perform said obligations 
and pay any such taxes and penalties as aforesaid as may 
be levied or imposed upon it in this commonwealth. Such 
a corporation or association, to the extent only that it acts 
as fiduciary as hereinbefore authorized, shall not be deemed 
to transact business in the commonwealth for the purposes 
of sections thirty-seven to forty-five, inclusive. 

Approved April 18, 1929. 



An Act authorizing the town of stoneham to borrow Chav. 24:4: 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and/or Town of 
constructing a school building and originally equipping and borrow'^moMT 
furnishing the same, the town of Stoneham may borrow f°J^^Qg°°' 
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, Stoneham School Loan, Act of 1929. Ih'^^^i^an. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and Act of 1929. ' 
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 limitation contained in the first paragraph of section 
seven thereof as revised by chapter three hundred and 
twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight. 

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

Approved April 18, 1929. 



250 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 245, 246, 247. 



Chap. 24^5 An Act reviving the a b c puzzle advertising company. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The ABC Puzzle Advertising Company, a 
corporation dissolved by chapter two hundred and seventy- 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is 
hereby revived with the same powers, duties and obhgations 
as if said chapter had not been passed. 

Section 2. This act shall be operative as of March 
thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twentj^-eight. 

Approved April 20, 1929. 



ABC Puzzle 
Advertising 
Company 
revived. 



When 
operative 



C/iap.246 An Act relative to practice and procedure under 

THE workmen's COMPENSATION LAW. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 152, § 12, 
amended. 



Subsequent 
finding by 
board that 
employee's 
incapacity has 
ceased not to 
be considered 
final, etc. 

Further 
hearings, etc. 



Proviso. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would, in 
part, defeat its purpose, 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 twelve of chapter one hundred and fifty-two of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following new paragraph : — 

When in any case before the board there appears of record 
a finding that the employee is entitled to compensation, no 
subsequent finding by the board or by a member thereof 
discontinuing compensation on the ground that the em- 
ployee's incapacity has ceased shall be considered final as 
a matter of fact or res judicata as a matter of law, and 
such employee or his dependents, in the event of his death, 
may have further hearings as to whether his incapacity or 
death is or was the result of the injuries for which he re- 
ceived compensation; provided, that if the board shall de- 
termine that the petition for such a rehearing is without 
merit and frivolous, the employee or his dependents shall 
not thereafter be entitled to file any subsequent petition 
therefor except for cause shown and in the discretion of the 
member to whom such subsequent petition may be re- 
ferred, and that, in the event of the death of the employee, 
such a petition for a rehearing shall be filed within three 
months from the time of his decease and within one year 
from the date of the finding terminating his compensation. 

Approved April 22, 1929. 

Chap. 247 An Act authorizing the city of north adams to pur- 
chase CERTAIN LANDS IN THE TOWN OF CLARKSBURG FOR 
RIFLE RANGE PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

AdJn^s may*^*" SECTION 1. The city of Noi'th Adams may purchase the 
purchase cer- following parccls of land in the town of Clarksburg for the 
townofciarks- purposc of providing and maintaining a range for small 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 248. 251 

arms practice required by section thirty-seven of chapter burg for rifle 
thirty-three of the General Laws, as appearing in chapter '"^"^^ p^^^posea. 
four hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twentj^-f our : — 

(1) A certain parcel of land located in the town of Clarks- 
burg on the easterly side of Middle road, so-called, and 
bounded as follows: — northerly by lands of Grant, Dal- 
rymple and Callahan ; easterly by land of Bishop ; southerly 
by lands of Oaks and Hosley; and westerly by said Middle 
road; being the premises conveyed to Effie B. Keating by 
deed dated August twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and 
nineteen, and recorded with Northern Berkshire registry of 
deeds, book three hundred and forty-six, page two hundred 
and eighty-one, and 

(2) A certain parcel of land located in the town of Clarks- 
burg on the westerly side of Middle road, so-called, and 
bounded as follows: — northerly by lands of Fuller and 
Horrigan; easterly by said Middle road; southerly by lands 
of Pratt and Wood; and westerly by lands of Millard; being 
the premises conveyed to said Effie B. Keating by deed 
dated January nineteenth, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two, and recorded with Northern Berkshire registry of deeds, 
book three hundred and sixty, page two hundred and nine. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- ^j"^™^^^^" -, *° 
ance during the current year by vote of the city council of etc. 
said city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not 
otherwise. Approved April 22, 1929. 

An Act relative to the reconstruction of parts of QJidy 248 

CENTRE AND ST. ANN STREETS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. ^ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of street commissioners of the Reconstruction 
city of Boston may, with the approval of the mayor of said centr* street in 
city, lay out, widen, extend, relocate and reconstruct Centre c'ty of isoston. 
street in said city from a point at or near May street to a 
point at or near Weld street, to a width of not less than one 
hundred feet, and, from said last mentioned point to a point 
at or near South street, to a width of not less than eighty 
feet. 

After such construction, said Centre street so recon- To be under 
structed from a point at or near said May street to a point of p'lr'k°com-'^'^ 
at or near said South street shall be under the charge of the "'rk^r'^^tc ^ 
board of park commissioners of said city as a parkway, and 
said last mentioned board shall have the charge and con- 
trol of such parkway as if the same had been placed in its 
charge under section four of chapter forty-five of the Gen- 
eral Laws. 

Section 2. The board of street commissioners of said ^f^part oT*'*"'" 
city may, with the approval of the mayor of said city, lay st Ann street 
out, widen, extend, relocate and reconstruct to a width of Boston°etc. 
not less than seventy feet, St. Ann street, from a point at or 
near Asticou road, thence over existing ways and public and 



252 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 248. 



Performance of 
work, and 
awarding of 
damages, etc., 
to be made in 
accordance with 
certain provi- 
sions of law. 



City of Boston 
may borrow 
money, issue 
bonds, etc., to 
meet expense 
authorized by 
§1. 



City of Boston, 

Centre Street 

Improvement 

Loan, Act of 

1929. 

May borrow 

money, issue 

bonds, etc., 

to meet expense 

authorized 

by § 2. 



City of Boston, 
St. Ann Street 
Extension 
Loan, Act of 
1929. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 



private lands and approximately parallel with the location 
of the West Roxbury branch of the Boston and Providence 
railroad to a point about opposite a point in said location 
about one thousand feet distant northeasterly from its 
crossing at South street, thence over or under said location, 
and thence over existing ways and public and private lands 
to a point at or near said South street in the vicinity of 
Roslindale square, and said board of street commissioners 
may, with like approval, alter, relocate and discontinue 
such existing public ways or portions thereof, if any, as may 
"be necessary in connection therewith. 

Section 3. The work authorized by sections one and 
two shall be performed, and the awarding of damages and 
the assessment of betterments therefor shall be made, in 
accordance with chapter three hundred and ninety-three of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and six, as amended by chapter 
five hundred and thirty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirteen, and by chapters seventy-nine and eighty of 
the General Laws. 

Section 4. For the purpose of meeting the expense of 
the work authorized by section one of this act, the city of 
Boston may borrow, outside the statutory limit of indebted- 
ness, from time to time within a period of five years from 
the effective date of this act, such sums as may be neces- 
sary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one million one hun- 
dred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes there- 
for, which shall bear on their face the words. City of Boston, 
Centre Street Improvement Loan, Act of 1929. For the 
purpose of meeting the expense of the work authorized under 
section two, said city may borrow, outside the statutory 
limit of indebtedness, from time to time within a period 
of five years from the effective date 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, City of 
Boston, St. Ann Street Extension Loan, Act of 1929. Each 
authorized issue under this section 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 provided 
from taxes or other sources of revenue. Any sum to be so 
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 hereunder shall 
be subject to the laws relative to the incurring of debt by 
said city. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by vote of the city council of said 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not other- 
wise. A-pproved April 22, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 249, 250. 253 



An Act authorizing the city of fall river to transfer QfiQj) 249 

CERTAIN UNEXPENDED LOAN BALANCES FOR USE FOR OTHER 
MUNICIPAL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Fall River is hereby authorized R-v^may" 
to transfer the whole or any part of the unexpended balance transfer certain 
of the Harbor Improvement Loan issued under date of De- w^baLnces 
cember first, nineteen hundred and sixteen under authority o'^i'^gr^^'^^nici- 
of chapter two hundred and seventy-nine of the General pai purposes. 
Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen, and of a loan for im- 
provements in and along Quequechan river issued under 
date of November first, nineteen hundred and twenty under 
authority of chapter three hundred and eleven of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, to any other account 
established for purposes for which a loan may be author- 
ized for an equal or longer period of time; provided, that P''°^'«°- 
no transfer of the whole or any part of the unexpended 
balance of either such loan shall be voted by said city until 
a vote has been passed to abandon the completion of the 
improvements for which said loan was authorized. 

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

Approved April 24, 1929. 



An Act authorizing the county commissioners of the (Jjidj) 250 

COUNTY of BRISTOL TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE ACCOMMODA- 
TIONS FOR THE REGISTRY OF DEEDS FOR THE FALL RIVER 
DISTRICT OF SAID COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing adequate county com- 
accommodations for the registry of deeds for the Fall River Brfs^torcounty 
district of the county of Bristol, in the city of Fall River, the ["jjy fo^^'u®-'"' 
county commissioners of said county may take by eminent pose of provid- 
domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or accommoda-^ 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, such land or interests of°deidIfo?'Fan 
therein as may be necessary for such purpose, may erect on River district, 
such land, or on land already owned by said county, a suit- "*''■ 
able fireproof building or an addition to buildings already 
owned by said county, and shall suitably furnish and equip 
the same. 

Section 2. For the purpose of meeting expenses to be May borrow 
incurred under authority of section one, including any land bonds!'ete."^ 
damages, said county commissioners may from time to time 
borrow upon the credit of said county such sums as may 
be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, three hundred 
thousand dollars, and shall issue bonds or notes of the county 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Bristol Regisl'ry of"*^ 
County Registry of Deeds (Fall River district) Loan, Act Deeds (Fau 
of 1929. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate LoIn^Actof 
loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more than ^^■^- 



254 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 251. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



twenty years from their dates. Such bonds or notes shall 
be signed by the treasurer of the county and countersigned 
by the county commissioners. The county may sell such 
securities at public or private sale upon such terms and con- 
ditions 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. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by the county commissioners 
of said county, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 24, 1929. 



Chap. 251 An Act providing for additions at the essex county 

TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL. 



County com- 
missioners of 
Essex county 
may expend a 
certain sum for 
construction of 
additions to 
Essex county 
tuberculosis 
hospital. 



County treas- 
urer may 
borrow money, 
issue notes, etc. 



County com- 
missioners to 
file detailed, 
certified state- 
ment of cost 
and expenses. 



Assessment, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Subject to the approval of the department 
of public health, the county commissioners of Essex county, 
acting as trustees of the Essex county tuberculosis hospital 
district, may expend a sum not exceeding two hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars for the purpose of constructing and of 
originally furnishing and equipping additions to the Essex 
county tuberculosis hospital in order to accommodate addi- 
tional patients and employees. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the treasurer of 
said county, with the approval of the said county commis- 
sioners, may borrow by a temporary loan or loans, on the 
credit of the county, such sums, not exceeding said amount, 
as may from time to time be required to meet costs and ex- 
penditures incurred under this act, including interest, and 
may issue notes of the county therefor, which notes may be 
discounted, such discount to be treated as interest paid in 
advance. Said notes may be sold at public or private sale 
as said county treasurer and commissioners may deem proper 
and may be renewed from time to time for such periods as 
may be necessary. All money so borrowed shall be de- 
posited in the county treasury, and the county treasurer shall 
pay out the same as ordered by the county commissioners 
and shall keep a separate account of all moneys so borrowed 
and expended. 

Section 3. From time to time and upon the completion 
of the work herein provided for, said county commissioners 
shall file in the office of the clerk of the courts for said 
county a detailed statement, certified under their hands, of 
the actual cost and expenses incurred in doing the said work, 
and shall assess said cost and expenses upon the cities and 
towns of said county constituting the said hospital district, 
in accordance with section eighty-three of chapter one hun- 
dred and eleven of the General Laws, and such cities and 
towns may provide for the payment of said assessments by 
direct taxation or by borrowing as authorized by said chapter 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 252, 253. 255 

one hundred and eleven for paying assessments levied for the 
construction of tuberculosis hospitals. The proceeds of such 
assessments shall be applied to the payment of the tempo- 
rary loans under section two. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, Effective upon 
during the current year, by the county commissioners of the ^'^''^^ ^°*^^' 
county of Essex, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 24, 1929. 

An Act providing for the periodic inspection of motor Chap. 252 

VEHICLES, MOTOR CYCLES AND TRAILERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety of the General Laws is hereby amended neJ'g^tion 
by inserting after section seven the following new section: — after § 7. 
Section 7 A. The registrar shall include in the rules and ^^'n'°of^o"tT°' 
regulations prepared by him under section thirty-one, rules vehicles, motor 
and regulations providing for the periodic inspection of all trailers'" 
motor vehicles and trailers, for the purpose of determining 
whether they are properly equipped and maintained in good 
working order, as required by the preceding section. 

Approved April 24, 1929. 

An Act relative to the salary and qualifications of Chav. 253 

THE director OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nine of chapter twenty-one of the g.l. 21, §9, 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word '^"^^^ ^ 
"shall" in the fourth line the words: — be qualified by train- 
ing and experience to perform the duties of his office, and 
shall, — and by striking out, in the fifth line, the words "a 
salary of thirty-five hundred dollars" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — such salary, not exceeding four thou- 
sand dollars, as the governor and council determine, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 9. Upon the expiration of the Director of 

, r m c !• J c -I'l,!- animal indus- 

term 01 office 01 a director 01 animal industry, his successor try. quaiifica- 
shall, except as provided by section three, be appointed for tions. salary, 
three years by the governor, with the advice and consent of 
the council. The director shall be qualified by training 
and experience to perform the duties of his office, and shall, 
except as provided by section three, receive such salary, not 
exceeding four thousand dollars, as the governor and council 
determine, and shall be allowed his necessary expenses paid 
or incurred in the performance of his official duties. 

Section 2. This act shall not take effect until an appro- "^'^^^^^ 
priation has been made sufficient to cover the same, and then ^ *"^ ^ ^° ' 
as of June first of the current year. 

Approved April 25, 1929. 



256 



Acts, 1920. — Chaps. 254, 255. 



G. L. 218. § 10. 
etc., amended. 



District courts, 
assistant clerks, 
appointment, 
etc. 



Chap. 254: An Act establishing the office of second assistant 

CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF EAST NORFOLK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and eighteen of the 
General Laws, as most recently amended in section ten by 
section one of chapter ninety-five of the acts of the current 
year, 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 ap- 
proval 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. 
Assistant clerks with salaries payable by the county may be 
appointed in the central district court of northern Essex, the 
municipal court of the Charlestown district, the municipal 
court of the Brighton district, the district court of western 
Hampden, the district court of Newton, the district court of 
northern Norfolk 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 
district, 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 
district court of eastern Middlesex, the district court of 
southern Essex, the third district court of Bristol and the 
district court of East Norfolk. 

Third assistant clerks with salaries payable by the county 
may be appointed in the municipal court of the Roxbury 
district and, subject to the approval of the county com- 
missioners, in the first district court of eastern Middlesex 
and the third district court of eastern Middlesex. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by the county commissioners of 
the county of Norfolk. Approved April 25, 1929. 



Second assist- 
ant clerks, 
appointment, 
etc. 



Third assistant 
clerks, appoint- 
ment, etc. 



Submission to 
Norfolk county 
commissioners, 
etc. 



Chap. 255 An Act authorizing the city of everett to establish 

AND MAINTAIN A PUBLIC HOSPITAL AND TO ACQUIRE LAND 
therefor by PURCHASE OR OTHERWISE. 



City of Everett 
may establish 
and maintain 
a public hos- 
pital, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Everett may establish and main- 
tain a public hospital for the use of the inhabitants of said 
city, and others admitted thereto, who may require medical 
or surgical treatment, and may appropriate money for ac- 
quiring land and erecting buildings therefor, for originally 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 256. 257 

furnishing and equipping the same and for the maintenance 
of said hospital. Said city may enter into arrangements 
with the Everett Cottage Hospital Association Lessees of 
the Whidden Memorial Hospital located in said city for the 
use of said public hospital. 

Section 2. For the purpose of providing money for the May borrow 
purpose of acquiring land, erecting buildings and originally boTcfs^'efc"^ 
furnishing and equipping the same as aforesaid, said city 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 and fifty 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Everett Hospital tolLoanf Act'' 
Loan, Act of 1929. Each authorized issue shall constitute of 1929. 
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 outside the statutory limit, but shall, except as herein 
provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in the first para- 
graph of section seven thereof as revised by chapter three 
hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight. Appi'oved April 25, 1929. 



An Act relative to appropriations for construction C}iaT>.25Q 

AND certain other PURPOSES BY THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 
OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The school committee of the city of Boston Appropriations 
may, by vote of four fifths of all its members, taken by yeas mHtee°o"/c'it^' 
and nays, make appropriations by items, for the construe- "f Boston for 

•^' ,, ^ , ' CO II s t r uc 1 1 o II 

tion and furnishing of new school buildings, both temporary and certain 
and permanent, including the taking of land therefor, and ot^er purposes. 
for school yards, and the preparing of school yards for use, 
and for the rent of hired school accommodations, which 
items may be sub-divided as the committee may determine, 
for the financial year ending December thirty-first, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-nine, of not more than three million 
five hundred thousand dollars in lieu of the amount author- 
ized by item (6) of section one of chapter two hundred and 
six of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, 
as most recently amended by section one of chapter three 
hundred and fourteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six, and there shall be raised by taxation, in addition 
to other sums required by law to be raised for appropriations 
of previous years for such purposes, such portion of said 
amount or amounts appropriated for the year ending De- 
cember thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine as 



258 Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 257, 25S. 

may be determined by the school committee on or before 
August first of the year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, 
and certified by the school committee to the board of as- 
sessors on or before the fifth day of August in the year nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-nine, and the balance of the amount 
appropriated for the year ending December thirty-first, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, shall be raised by tax- 
ation during the financial year ending December thirty-first, 
nineteen hundred and thirty. 
Increase in Section 2. The limit of the amount of taxes that may 

limit of amount , . •i'ct-> -ii- 

of taxes to be be asscsscd ou property m the city of Boston is hereby m- 
prcfperty°i^ crcascd in the years nineteen hundred and twenty-nine and 
mo^^etc^^ ^"'^ nineteen hundred and thirty by such an amount on each one 
thousand dollars of the valuation upon which the appropri- 
ations of the city council of said city are based, as may be 
necessary to raise sufficient money to meet the provisions 
of this act. 

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

Approved April 26, 1929. 

Chap. 2^1 An Act abolishing betterments in connection with the 

CONSTRUCTION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS OF 
A CERTAIN TRAFFIC ARTERY IN THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. 

pr'L^mbfe''^ Whcveas, The deferred operation of this act would in part 

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 folhws: 

1928, 366, § 2, Chapter three hundred and sixty-six of the acts of nine- 

teen hundred and twenty-eight is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out section two and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
Snc^voTks"^ ^^^' — Section 2. The department may, on behalf of the 
may take, etc., commonwcalth, take under chapter seventy-nine of the 
privateTands General Laws, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, such 
oTcerCifn"*'*'"" Public or private lands, including public parks or rights 
traffic artery therein, as it may deem necessary for carrying out the pro- 
Cam*bridge. visious of this act, provided that no damage shall be paid 
Proviso. for public lands or parks so taken. 

Approved April 26, 1929. 

Chap. 258 An Act relative to cases of desertion or non-support. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^c.'^ameAded. SECTION 1. Scctiou One of chapter two hundred and 

seventy-three of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 

one hundred and twenty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 

and twenty-five, is hereby further amended by adding at 

fvidlnce of the end thereof the following new sentence : — In a prosecu- 

Hvea"'irt'from ^^^^ hereunder for desertion or non-support against a hus- 

husband, etc., band, a dccrec or judgment of a probate court in a proceed- 

deswdon or ii^g i^ which the husband appeared or was personally served 

non-support. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 259. 259 

with process, establishing the right of the wife to Hve apart, 
or of her freedom to convey and deal with her property, 
or the right to the custody of the children, shall be admissible 
and shall be prima facie evidence of such right. 

Section 2. This act shall become operative on September when 
first of the current year. Approved April 26, 1929. °P^^«t'^«- 

An Act to authorize the town op saugus to connect Phn^ 259 

THE MAIN SEWER OR FORCE MAIN CARRYING THE SEWAGE ^' 

OF THAT TOWN WITH THE SEWERAGE OR SEWAGE DISPOSAL 
SYSTEM OF THE CITY OF LYNN, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Saugus may connect its main Town of 
sewer or force main with the west side intercepting sewer connect ThY 
of the city of Lynn or with the sewage pumping station of main sewer or 
said city; provided, that an agreement to this effect shall carryi^n^sew- 
be made by the city and town acting through the board or to® n^^vith* 
officer having charge of the sewers in the city of Lynn and sewerage or 
the board of selectmen in the town of Saugus or the board or sjXm of Sty' 
officer having charge of sewers in said town in case the con- °^ ^^"'^• 
struction and operation of sewers in said town shall, sub- Proviso, 
sequent to the effective date of this act, be delegated to such 
board or officer and approved by the mayor and city council 
of said city and by said town. The agreement shall state Terms and 
the terms and conditions upon which the said connection conditions of 
is to be made and shall be recorded by the city clerk in the etc. 
city of Lynn and the town clerk in the town of Saugus in 
the records of their respective municipalities. The agree- 
ment shall provide for the payment by the town of Saugus 
to the city of Lynn of a stated sum at the time when the 
connection is made and also for a yearly payment toward the 
maintenance and operation of said pumping station and 
outfall works beginning in the year in which the connection 
is made. In case the main sewer or force main of the town 
of Saugus, instead of being connected with the sewerage 
system of the city of Lynn at the sewage pumping station 
of said city, should be connected with the west side inter- 
cepting sewer of said city, said town of Saugus shall pay in 
addition a yearly rental for the use of said sewer beginning 
in the year in which the connection is made upon such terms 
as may be mutually agreed upon. Such payment by the 
town of Saugus toward the maintenance and operation of the 
pumping station and outfall works of the city of Lynn for 
the disposal of sewage of the town of Saugus may be based 
upon the relative quantity of sewage contributed to said 
pumping station by each municipality. The agreement shall 
also state the terms, conditions and regulations in accord- 
ance with which the sewage of the town of Saugus may be 
discharged into the sewerage system of the city of Lynn. 

Section 2. No connection shall be made under this act Approval of 
with the sewerage system of the city of Lynn until plans departmen*fof 
showing such proposed connection and the territory within public health. 



260 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 260, 261. 



Plans to be 
filed, etc. 



the town of Saugus to which said system is to be extended 
have been submitted to the state department of pubhc 
health and approved by said department. Such plans shall 
also be filed in the office of the town clerk of the town of 
Saugus and in the office of the city clerk of the city of Lynn. 

Approved April 26, 1929. 



C hap. 2Q0 An Act authorizing the sale of certain land held by 

THE COMMONWEALTH IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD FOR 
MILITARY PURPOSES AND NO LONGER NEEDED THEREFOR. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



Common- 
wealth may sell 
certain land 



Section 1. The armory commissioners and the com- 
mission on administration and finance, acting as a joint 
Springfield held board, ai'c hereby authorized, subject to the approval of the 
governor, to sell and convey the property owned by the 
commonwealth in the city of Springfield which was acquired 
as the site for an armory for the naval militia and which is 
no longer needed for such purpose. 

Section 2. Such land shall be sold only after the in- 
tention to sell is advertised once in each of three successive 
weeks preceding the date of such proposed sale, in a news- 
paper published in the city of Springfield, and only after the 
receipt of sealed bids opened in public. Such land shall be 
conveyed upon payment to the state treasurer of the pur- 
chase price, and there shall be included in the deed a state- 
ment that the provisions of this act have been complied with. 

Approved April 26, 1929. 



for military 
purposes, etc 



Sale to be ad- 
vertised, etc. 



Chav.2Q\ An Act relative to conditional sales of portable or 

SECTIONAL BUILDINGS, SO-CALLED. 



G. L. 181, 
amended. 



Conditional 
■sales of fixtures, 
portable or 
sectional build- 
ings, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirteen of chapter one hundred and eighty-four 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after 
the word "ranges" in the second line the following: — , 
buildings of wood or metal construction of the class com- 
monly known as portable or sectional buildings, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 13. No conditional sale of heat- 
ing apparatus, plumbing goods, ranges, buildings of wood or 
metal construction of the class commonly known as portable 
or sectional buildings, or other articles of personal property, 
which are afterward wrought into or attached to real estate, 
whether they are fixtures at common law or not, shall be 
valid as against any mortgagee, purchaser or grantee of 
such real estate, unless not later than ten days after the 
delivery thereon of such personal property a notice such as 
is herein prescribed is recorded in the registry of deeds for 
the county or district where the real estate lies. The notice 
shall be signed by the vendor or a person claiming under him 
and shall contain the names of the contracting parties, the 
name of the record owner of the real estate at the time of 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 262. 261 

recording the notice, the fact that it is agreed that title to such 
personal property shall remain in the vendor until the pur- 
chase price is paid, the terms of payment and the amount of 
such purchase price remaining unpaid, and descriptions, suf- 
ficiently accurate for identification, of such real estate and 
the personal property delivered or to be delivered thereon. 
If the sale is of several articles for a lump sum greater than 
the value of the personal property delivered or to be de- 
livered on the real estate, the notice shall also state such 
lump sum and such value. The notice shall be indexed 
under the name of such record owner, and a release of title 
in any such article of personal property may be recorded at 
any time. Approved April 26, 1929. 

An Act relative to the operation of motor vehicles C'/iai).262 

BY certain non-residents. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety of the General Laws, as amended in section g. l. 90, 5 lo, 
ten by section four of chapter four hundred and sixty-four ^^^" ^™^° ^ 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section ten and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: — Section 10. No person Unlicensed 
shall operate a motor vehicle upon any way unless licensed operate m°otor 
under this chapter, except as is otherwise herein provided; vehicles, except, 
but this section shall not prevent the operation of motor 
vehicles by unlicensed persons if riding with or accompanied 
by a licensed operator, excepting only persons who have 
been licensed and whose licenses are not in force because of 
revocation or suspension, persons whose right to operate has 
been suspended by the registrar, and persons less than six- 
teen years of age; but such licensed operator shall be liable 
for the violation of any provision of this chapter, or of any 
regulation made in accordance herewith, committed by such 
unlicensed operator; provided, that the examiners of opera- Proviso, 
tors, in the employ of the registrar, when engaged in their 
official duty, shall not be liable for the acts of any person 
who is being examined. During the period within which a Operators of 
motor vehicle of a non-resident may be operated on the ways J^^nCn-'^^^"''^^ 
of the commonwealth in accordance with section three, such residents. 
vehicle may be operated by its owner or by his chauffeur or 
employee without a license from the registrar if the operator 
is duly licensed under the laws of the state or country in 
which he resides, or has complied fully with its laws respect- 
ing the licensing of operators of motor vehicles and has such 
license or evidence of such compliance on his person or in 
the vehicle in some easily accessible place; and a non-resi- 
dent who holds a license to operate motor vehicles under 
the laws of the state or country in which he resides, and has 
the license on his person or in the vehicle in some easily 
accessible place, may at any time operate, without a license 
from the registrar, any type of motor vehicle which he is 
licensed to operate under said license, irrespective of the 



262 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 263. 



Proviso. 



Application 
of section. 



ownership of such vehicle, provided, that the laws relative 
to registration are complied with and that, as finally de- 
termined by the registrar, his state or country grants sub- 
stantially similar privileges to residents of this commonwealth 
and prescribes and enforces standards of fitness for operators 
of motor vehicles substantially as high as those prescribed 
and enforced by this commonwealth; but if any such non- 
resident or his chauffeur or employee be convicted by any 
court or trial justice of violating any provision of the laws of 
the commonwealth relating to motor vehicles or to the 
operation thereof, whether or not he appeals, he shall be 
thereafter subject to and required to comply with all the 
provisions of this chapter relating to the registration of motor 
vehicles owned by residents of the commonwealth and the 
licensing of the operators thereof. A record of the trial 
shall be sent forthwith by the court or trial justice to the 
registrar. This section shall apply to the operation of all 
vehicles propelled by power other than muscular power, 
except railroad and railway cars, road rollers, and motor 
vehicles running only upon rails or tracks. 

Approved April 26, 1929. 



Chap.2Q3 -^^ ^^'^ establishing the boston traffic commission 

AND DEFINING ITS POWERS AND DUTIES. 



Boston Traffic 

Commission 

establislied. 



Commissioner 
to be chairman. 



Term, com- 
pensation. 



Associate 
commissioners. 

No com- 
pensation. 



May employ 
engineers, 
experts, etc. 



City ordi- 
nances ap- 
plicable to 
commission, 
except, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There is hereby established in the city of 
Boston, hereinafter referred to as the city, a commission to 
consist of a commissioner and four associate commissioners 
and to be known as the Boston Traffic Commission, herein- 
after referred to as the commission. The commissioner, 
who shall be chairman of the commission, shall be appointed 
by the mayor of the city, shall serve for a term of four years 
and until the qualification of his successor, shall be subject 
to the confirmation of the civil service commission under 
chapter four hundred and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and nine, as amended, shall receive such compen- 
sation as shall be established by the mayor and city council 
of the city, and may be removed by the mayor in accordance 
with section fourteen of said chapter four hundred and eighty- 
six. The police commissioner, commissioner of public works, 
the chairman of the park commissioners and the chairman 
of the board of street commissioners, all of the city, shall be, 
ex officiis, the associate commissioners and shall receive no 
compensation for their services as such associate commis- 
sioners; but all the expenses of the commission incurred for 
the purposes of this act shall be paid by the city. For said 
purposes the commission may, subject to the approval of the 
mayor and to chapter thirty-one of the General Laws and 
the rules and regulations made thereunder, employ engineers, 
experts, assistants and other officers and employees. All 
statutes and ordinances applicable generally to the depart- 
ments of the city shall apply to the commission, except the 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 263. 263 

provisions of section five of said chapter four hundred and 
eighty-six. 

Section 2. The commission shall have exclusive au- Rules and 
thority, except as otherwise herein provided, to adopt, reUxth'e°to%e- 
amend, alter and repeal rules and regulations, not incon- traffiretc^^* 
sistent with general law as modified by this act, relative to 
vehicular street traffic in the city, and to the movement, 
stopping or standing of vehicles on, and their exclusion 
from, all or any streets, ways, highways, roads and park- 
ways, under the control of the city, including rules and 
regulations designating any way or part thereof under said 
control as a through way under and subject to the provisions 
of section nine of chapter eighty-nine of the General Laws, 
as amended, and may prescribe penalties not exceeding fifty 
dollars for the violation of any rule or regulation adopted 
hereunder. No such rule or regulation, except such special city'Record"* 
rules and regulations as are declared by vote of the com- 
mission to be urgently required by considerations of public 
safety or convenience or such as are of a temporary nature 
and are to be effective for a period of not more than two 
weeks, shall take effect until published for two successive 
weeks in the City Record. Upon petition of twenty-five Public hearing 
registered voters of the city relative to any rule or regulation "^°" petition. 
adopted or proposed to be adopted under this section, the 
commission shall hold a public hearing thereon within thirty 
days after the filing with the commission of such petition, 
and final action thereon shall be determined only by vote of 
a majority of the entire membership of the commission. 
The commission shall have power to erect, make and main- Traffic signs, 
tain, or cause to be erected, made and maintained, traffic ^^^^^'^^•^ "■ 
signs, signals, markings and other devices for the control of 
such traffic in the city and for informing and warning the 
public as to rules and regulations adopted hereunder, sub- 
ject, however, to section two of chapter eighty-five, and to 
sections eight and nine of said chapter eighty-nine, of the 
General Laws, as amended. Nothing in this act shall be Act, how 
construed to authorize the commission to adopt any rule or '^""^ '^^^ ' 
regulation excluding the cars of a street railway company 
from any way or part thereof in which it has a location, or 
to modify or limit any power or authority of the metro- 
politan district commission, of the state department of 
public works or of the state department of public utilities, 
or any power now vested in the said police commissioner to 
regulate street uses under licenses or permits granted by said 
commissioner. 

Section 3. All existing rules and regulations of the board Existing rules 

p., .. Jii ifi •• , 1 and regulations 

01 street commissioners, the board oi park commissioners, the to remain in 
pohce commissioner, or any other pubhc board, commis- lmen*ded,"e'tc'.' 
sion or official of the city, relating to the control of vehicular 
traffic, shall remain in full force and effect until amended, 
revised or repealed by the commission under this act, and 
any amendment, revision or repeal of such a rule or regu- 
lation or the adoption of any new rule or regulation by the 



264 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 264. 



Submission to 
city council, etc, 



Proviso. 



commission shall not affect any act done, any right accrued, 
any penalty incurred, or any suit, prosecution or proceed- 
ing pending at the time of said amendment, revision, repeal 
or adoption. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, 
during the current year, by vote of the city council of the 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not other- 
wise; provided, that for the purposes of such acceptance 
only, this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 26, 1929. 



G. L. 194, § 5, 
amended. 

Public admin- 
istrators not to 
act when heir, 
etc., claims the 
right, nor when 
sole known as- 
sets of estate 
consist of ac- 
count in sav- 
ings bank, etc., 
not increased 
or decreased 
during certain 
period. 



Chap. 2Q4: An Act prohibiting the granting to public adminis- 
trators OF administration or their appointment as 
receivers of absentees' estates in certain cases. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and ninety-four of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
five and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 5. 
Administration shall not be granted to a public adminis- 
trator when the husband, widow or an heir of the deceased, 
in writing, claims the right of administration or requests 
the appointment of some other suitable person to the trust, 
if such husband, widow, heir or other person accepts the 
trust and gives the bond required, nor when the sole known 
assets of the estate of the deceased consist of an amount of 
money standing to his credit in a savings bank or in the 
savings department of a trust company, in case such account 
has not been increased by a deposit, nor decreased by a 
withdrawal of any part of his deposits or of any part of the 
interest thereon, during a period of twenty years or more 
next preceding the petition for such administration. 

Section 2. Chapter two hundred of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section eight and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: — Section 8. If such 
absentee has left no corporeal property within the com- 
monwealth, but there are debts and obligations due or owing 
to him from persons within the commonwealth, a petition 
may be filed as provided in section one, stating the nature 
and amount of such debts and obligations, so far as known, 
and praying that a receiver thereof may be appointed. The 
court may thereupon issue a notice as above provided, 
without issuing a warrant, and may, upon the return of said 
notice and after a hearing, dismiss the petition or appoint 
a receiver and authorize and direct him to demand and col- 
lect the debts and obligations specified in said petition; 
provided, that no public administrator shall be appointed 
as such receiver when the sole known assets of the estate of 
the absentee consist of an amount of money standing to his 
credit in a savings bank or in the savings department of a 
trust company, in case such account has not been increased 
by a deposit, nor decreased by a withdrawal of any part of 



G. L. 200, § 8, 
amended. 



Petition for 
appointment 
of receiver of 
debts and 
obligations due 
to absentees. 



Issue of notice 
by court. 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 265. 265 

his deposits or of any part of the interest thereon, during 
a period of twenty years or more next preceding the petition 
for appointment of a receiver. The receiver shall give bond ^°'^"^- 
as provided in section five, and shall hold the proceeds of 
such debts and obligations and all property received by him, ' 
and distribute the same as hereinafter provided. He may 
be further authorized and directed as provided in the pre- 
ceding section. Approved April 27, 1929. 

An Act relative to the preparation and transmission phnr) 9fif^ 

TO THE FULL COURT OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT OF ^' 
NECESSARY PAPERS IN APPELLATE PROCEEDINGS AND RELA- 
TIVE TO THE ENTRY OF SUCH PROCEEDINGS IN SAID COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and thirty-one of the g.l. 231. § 135, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section '^'nended. 
one hundred and thirty-five and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Sectioji 135. In all cases to be brought Preparation 
before the full court of the supreme judicial court, including sion to fuiT'^' 
cases from the supreme judicial court when held by a single preme°{udi'ciai 
justice, the superior court, the land court, the probate court, court of neces- 
the appellate division of the municipal court of the city of ap'^eUat^e^pro- 
Boston or an appellate division of any other district court, feedings, etc. 
the clerk of the court below, at the expense of the appellant 
or excepting party, or, upon a case reserved or reported, at 
the expense of the plaintiff or of the party at whose request 
it is reserved or reported, shall prepare and transmit to the 
supreme judicial court for the commonwealth, or for the 
proper county, one copy of every paper on file in the case 
necessary to a full presentation of all questions of law in- ' 

tended to be raised before the full court, except papers used 
in evidence only, and of all papers made part of the case 
by reference in the record, for the use of the chief justice, 
and a like copy for the clerk of the supreme judicial court 
which shall be kept on file in said court; five typewritten 
copies of any opinion or statement of reasons for decision 
filed by the court below, for the use of the full court; one 
copy of the record of the court below which transmits the 
questions of law, for the use of each associate justice, each 
party and the reporter of decisions. In appeals under section 
one hundred and nine, the court may order the expense of 
the necessary papers to be borne by some party other than 
the appealing party, or may in its discretion provide the 
required typewritten copies of the opinion or statement 
aforesaid without charge. Original papers used in the trial 
in the court below which are needed before the full court of 
the supreme judicial court shall be transmitted to its clerk 
to be kept on file by him until the rescript in such case is 
sent. The expense of such copies and transmission shall 
be taxed in the bill of costs of the prevaihng party, if he has 
paid it. 



266 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 265. 



Order in writ- 
ing for prepara- 
tion and trans- 
mission of 
papers and 
copies to full 
court of su- 
preme judicial 
court to be 
given to clerk, 
recorder, etc., 
of court in 
which case is 
pending, etc. 



Entry of case. 



G. L. 231, § 109, 
amended. 



Appeal from 
appellate divi- 
sion to supreme 
judicial court. 



G.L. 231, § 141, 
etc., amended. 



In order to carry any question of law from the supreme 
judicial court when held by a single justice or from any 
other court to the full court of the supreme judicial court 
upon appeal, exception, reservation, report or otherwise as 
authorized by law, the party having the obligation to cause 
the necessary papers hereinbefore specified to be prepared 
shall give to the clerk, recorder, register or other appropriate 
official of the court in which the case is pending, within ten 
days after the appeal or allowance of the bill of exceptions 
or the determination by the court in which the questions 
arose of the form of the transmitting order, an order in 
writing for the preparation of such papers and copies of 
papers for transmission to the full court of the supreme 
judicial court. As soon as may be after receiving such 
written order, the clerk or other official shall make an esti- 
mate of the expense of the necessary transcripts of steno- 
graphic notes and of the preparation and transmission of 
the necessary papers and copies of papers aforesaid and 
shall give such party notice in writing of the amount of 
such estimate. Such party, within twenty days after the 
date of such notice from the clerk or other official, shall pay 
to him the amount of such estimate. The clerk or other 
official then without delay shall prepare the papers and 
copies of papers aforesaid for transmission and when they 
are ready shall give notice in writing of such fact to the party 
ordering them, who, within five days after the date of such 
notice, shall enter the case in the supreme judicial court for 
the commonwealth, or for the proper county. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and thirty-one is 
hereby further amended by striking out .section one hundred 
and nine and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section 109. An appeal shall lie from the final decision of 
the appellate division to the supreme judicial court for the 
commonwealth. Claim thereof shall be filed in the office of 
the clerk of said municipal court within five days after notice 
of the decision of the appellate division. The appeal shall 
not remove the cause, but only the question or questions to 
be determined. The completion of such appeal shall be in 
accordance with section one hundred and thirty-five. The 
expense of the preparation of the necessary papers and copies 
of papers and their transmission, and the entry fee in the 
supreme judicial court, shall be taxed in the bill of costs of 
the prevailing party, if he has paid it. Section twenty-five 
of chapter two hundred and sixty-one shall apply to such 
appealed cases. If the appellant fails duly to perfect the 
appeal or to enter the same in the supreme judicial court, 
the appellate division may upon application of an adverse 
party, and after notice to all persons interested, order the 
appeal vacated and the decision appealed from affirmed. 

Section 3. Section one hundred and forty-one of said 
chapter two hundred and thirty-one, as amended by section 
two of chapter three hundred and seventeen of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby further 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 265. 267 

amended by inserting after the word "thirty-four" in the 
eighteenth hne the words: — , one hundred and thirty-five, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 141 . Sections one, two, Sectionsap- 
three, four, five, six, seven, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, chdf actio°ns 
fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, before dis- 

/ tzj / / trict courts 

twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty- except in city 
five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, ^^ ^^oston. 
thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three, thirty-four, 
thirty-five, thirty-six, thirty-seven, thirty-eight, thirty-nine, 
forty, forty-one, forty-two, forty-three, forty-four, forty- 
five, forty-seven, forty-eight, forty-nine, fifty, fifty-one, 
fifty-two, fifty-three, fifty-four, fifty-six, fifty-seven, fifty- 
eight, sixty-one, sixty-two, sixty-three, sixty-four, sixty- 
five, sixty-six, sixty-seven, sixty-eight, sixty-nine, seventy, 
seventy-two, seventy-three, seventy-four, seventy-five, sev- 
enty-nine, eighty-five, eighty-five A, eighty-seven, eighty- 
eight, eighty-nine, ninety, ninety-one, ninety-two, ninety- 
three, ninety-four, ninety-five, ninety-seven, ninety-eight, 
ninety-nine, one hundred, one hundred and one, one hun- 
dred and two, one hundred and thirty-four, one hundred and 
thirty-five, one hundred and thirty-six, one hundred and 
thirty-seven, one hundred and thirty-eight, one hundred 
and thirty-nine, one hundred and forty and one hundred 
and forty-seven shall apply to civil actions before district 
courts, and no other sections of this chapter shall so apply, 
except to the municipal court of the city of Boston under 
section one hundred and forty-three. 

Section 4. Section eleven of chapter two hundred and ^gg^pn^'gy^' 
twelve of the General Laws, as amended by section four of rlpe^fed.^ ' 
chapter two hundred and seventy-nine of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby repealed. 

Section 5. Section nineteen of chapter two hundred and ^niMd'ed' ^ '^' 
fourteen of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the sixth hne, the word "forthwith", and by inserting 
after the word "court" the second time it appears in the 
same line the following : — The completion of an appeal here- 
under shall be governed by section one hundred and thirty- 
five of chapter two hundred and thirty-one, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 19. A party aggrieved by a final g^^i^dgp^er 
decree of a justice of the supreme judicial court or a final of justice of 
decree of the superior court may, within twenty days after dS'^ourTor 
the entry thereof, appeal therefrom. An appeal from a ^j^"^' "^.^^fee 
final decree of a justice of the supreme judicial court shall court. '^" ' 
be entered on the docket of that court, and an appeal from 
a final decree of the superior court shall be entered in the 
supreme judicial court. The completion of an appeal here- 
under shall be governed by section one hundred and thirty- 
five of chapter two hundred and thirty-one. When such 
appeals have been entered as aforesaid, all proceedings 
under such decree shall be stayed, and the cause shall there- 
upon be pending before the full court, which shall hear and 
determine the same, and affirm, reverse or modify the de- 
cree appealed from. Upon the reversal of a final decree, the 



268 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 266. 



G.L. 215. § 10. 
amended. 



Appeal to be 
heard by 
full court. 



G.L. 278. §33, 
amended. 



Transmission 
and entry of 
papers relative 
to question of 
law arising in 
criminal case in 
superior court 
upon appeal, 
etc. 



When operative 



court may remand the cause to a justice of the supreme 
judicial court or to the superior court, with necessary and 
proper directions for further proceeding therein. 

Section 6. Section ten of chapter two hundred and 
fifteen of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the third and fourth lines, the words "eleven of chap- 
ter two hundred and twelve" and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — one hundred and thirty-five of chapter two 
hundred and thirty-one, — and by striking out, in the sixth 
and seventh lines, the words "section one hundred and 
thirty-five of chapter two hundred and thirty-one" and in- 
serting in place thereof the words: — said section, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 10. The appeal shall be pend- 
ing before the full court as soon as it has been filed in the 
probate court, and proper copies of papers in the proceed- 
ing, as specified in section one hundred and thirty-five of 
chapter two hundred and thirty-one, have been prepared by 
the register and transmitted to the supreme judicial court 
and entered in the docket of the full court under said section. 

Section 7. Chapter two hundred and seventy-eight of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
thirty-three and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 33. Copies and papers relative to a question of law 
which arises in a criminal case in the superior court upon 
appeal, exception, report or otherwise shall be prepared by 
the clerk of the court at the expense of the commonwealth 
and shall thereupon be transmitted to and entered in the 
law docket of the supreme judicial court for the common- 
wealth, or for the proper county, as soon as may be after 
such question of law has been reserved and duly made matter 
of record in the superior court. Copies and papers as afore- 
said shall be as specified by, and the number of copies to be 
prepared hereunder and the persons for whose use the same 
shall be transmitted shall be as provided in, the provisions 
of section one hundred and thirty-five of chapter two hun- 
dred and thirty-one relative to appellate proceedings in civil 
cases, except as otherwise provided in respect to the tran- 
script of the evidence by sections thirty-three A to thirty- 
three G, inclusive, and the rules made thereunder, in criminal 
cases subject to said sections. Entry of a case hereunder 
shall not transfer the case, but only the question to be de- 
termined. 

Section 8. This act shall become operative on Septem- 
ber first of the current year. Approved April 27, 1929. 



Chav.2QQ An Act relative to audit control of accounts of 
municipal gas and electric plants. 



G. L. 164, § 56, 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and sixty-four of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section fifty-six and in- 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 266. 269 

serting in place thereof the following : — Section 56. The Manager of 
mayor of a city, or the selectmen or municipal light board, iTghUnJl^lp- 
if any, of a town acquiring a gas or electric plant shall ap- g^'^'j'*"'®"*- 
point a manager of municipal lighting who shall, under the 
direction and control of the mayor, selectmen or municipal 
light board, if any, and subject to this chapter, have full 
charge of the operation and management of the plant, the 
manufacture and distribution of gas or electricity, the pur- 
chase of supplies, the employment of agents and servants, 
the method, time, price, quantity and quality of the supply, 
the collection of bills, and the keeping of accounts. His Compensation. 
compensation and term of office shall be fixed in cities by the 
city council and in towns by the selectmen or municipal light 
board, if any; and, before entering upon the performance of 
his official duties, he shall give bond to the city or town for Bond. 
the faithful performance thereof in a sum and form and with 
sureties to the satisfaction of the mayor, selectmen or mu- 
nicipal light board, if any, and shall, at the end of each mu- To render de- 
nicipal year, render to them such detailed statement of his mentor*^ 
doings and of the business and financial matters in his charge doings, etc. 
as the department may prescribe. All moneys payable to or 
received by the city, town, manager or municipal light board 
in connection with the operation of the plant, for the sale 
of gas or electricity or otherwise, shall be paid to the city or 
town treasurer. All accounts rendered to or kept in the Accounts sub- 
gas or electric plant of any city shall be subject to the in- hispection. 
spection of the city auditor or officer having similar duties, 
and in towns they shall be subject to the inspection of the 
selectmen. The auditor or officer having similar duties, or 
the selectmen, may require any person presenting for settle- 
ment an account or claim against such plant to make oath 
before him or them, in such form as he or they may pre- 
scribe, as to the accuracy of such account or claim. The 
wilful making of a false oath shall be punishable as perjury. 
The auditor or officer having similar duties in cities, and p.{y^n°eTfto°/ 
the selectmen in towns, shall approve the payment of all biiis or pay 
bills or pay rolls of such plants before they are paid by the Ludltor, etc. 
treasurer, and may disallow and refuse to approve for pay- 
ment, in whole or in part, any claim as fraudulent, unlawful 
or excessive; and in that case the auditor or officer having 
similar duties, or the selectmen, shall file with the city or 
town treasurer a written statement of the reasons for the 
refusal; and the treasurer shall not pay any claim or bill 
so disallowed. This section shall not abridge the powers Certain powers 
conferred on town accountants by sections fifty-five to sixty- counrante not 
one, inclusive, of chapter forty-one. The manager shall at ■abridged. 
any time, when required by the mayor, selectmen, municipal n^i|keltltement 
light board, if any, or department, make a statement to of' doings when 
such officers of his doings, business, receipts, disburse- '"'''^""■®'^' ®*''- 
ments, balances, and of the indebtedness of the town in his 
department. Approved April 27, 1929. 



270 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 267. 



Standard for 
ereain, milk 
and skimmed 
milk. 



Chav. 267 An Act relative to standards and grades of cream. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L.^9^4^ § 12, Section 1. Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section twelve and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: — Section 12. The 
Massachusetts legal standard for milk shall be milk which 
upon analysis is shown to contain not less than twelve per 
cent of milk solids and not less than three and thirty-five 
hundredths per cent of milk fat. The Massachusetts legal 
standard for skimmed milk shall be skimmed milk con- 
taining not less than nine and three tenths per cent of milk 
solids exclusive of milk fat. The Massachusetts legal stand- 
ard for cream or ungraded cream shall be cream which upon 
analysis is shown to contain not less than sixteen per cent 
of milk fat. The Massachusetts legal standard for the 
grades to be known as light cream, medium cream, heavy 
cream and extra heavy cream shall be cream which upon 
analysis is shown to contain not less than sixteen, twenty-five, 
thirty-four and thirty-eight per cent, respectively, of milk 
fat. 

Section 2. Said chapter ninety-four is hereby further 
amended by striking out section twenty-one and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 21. No person, 
himself or by his agent, shall sell, expose for sale, or have in 
his custody or possession with intent to sell, cream not 
bearing, upon a label, cap or tag in legible bold-faced letters 
of not less than twelve point plain gothic type, a statement 
of one of the following designations conforming to the legal 
standard for the particular grade or kind as set forth in 
section twelve: "Light Cream", "Medium Cream", 
"Heavy Cream", "Extra Heavy Cream", "Ungraded 
Cream", or "Cream" together with the percentage of milk 
fat contained therein which shall be not less than sixteen 
per cent. Whoever, himself or by his agent, sells, exposes 
for sale, or has in his custody or possession with intent to 
sell, cream not bearing a designation as hereinbefore re- 
quired, or cream bearing such a designation and not con- 
forming to the legal standard set forth in said section twelve 
for the grade or kind so designated, shall for the first offence 
be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars, for the 
second offence by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than 
one hundred dollars, and for a subsequent offence by a fine 
of not less than one hundred nor more than two hundred 
dollars. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect on October first of 
the current year. Approved April 27, 1929. 



G.L.94, §21, 
amended. 

Labelling of 

cream 

regulated. 



Penalty. 



Effective date. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 268, 269. 271 



An Act relative to the reimbursement of the com- Chap. 268 

MONWEALTH FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE INSTRUCTION AND 
SUPPORT OF BLIND AND DEAF CHILDREN IN CERTAIN SCHOOLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter sixty-nine of the General Laws is hereby amended ^mg^vfed ^ ^^' 
by striking out section twenty-six and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 26. The department may, Certain deaf 
upon the request of the parents or guardians and with the sons nmy be^*^" 
approval of the governor, send such deaf and such blind f^P* •^V®''," 

^^ .. ^. , ' 1 • , p 1 i- c ta:n schools. 

persons as it considers proper subjects tor education, tor a 
term not exceeding ten years, to the American School, at 
Hartford, for the Deaf, in the state of Connecticut, to the 
Clarke School for the Deaf at Northampton, to the Horace 
Mann School at Boston, to any other school for the deaf in 
the commonwealth, as the parents or guardians may prefer, 
or to the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for 
the Blind, as the case may be, and, upon like request and 
with like approval, it may continue for a longer term the 
instruction of meritorious pupils recommended by the 
principal or other chief officer of the school which they at- 
tend. With the approval of the governor the department 
may, at the expense of the commonwealth, make such pro- 
vision for the care and education of children who are both 
deaf and Wind as it may deem expedient. No such pupil 
shall be withdrawn from such institutions or schools except 
with the consent of the authorities thereof or of the de- 
partment; and the expenses of the instruction and support 
of such pupils therein, actually rendered or furnished, in- 
cluding their necessary traveling expenses, whether daily 
or otherwise, but not exceeding ordinary and reasonable com- 
pensation therefor, shall be paid by the commonwealth; but mentof cwn- 
the parents or guardians of such children, who are able monweaith. 
wholly or in part to provide for their support and care, to 
the extent of their ability may be required by the depart- 
ment to reimburse the commonwealth therefor. 

Approved April 29, 1929. 

An Act further extending the term of service of the (JJidj) 269 

SPECIAL COMMISSION ON THE NECESSARIES OF LIFE AND 
VESTING IT W'lTH CERTAIN POWERS IN THE EVENT OF A 
FUEL EMERGENCY. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of tliis act would tend pr'^^mbfe*^^ 
to defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preserva- 
tion of the pubHc convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The term of service of the special com- Term of serv- 

,1 • e Te • J 1 '1 1 J ice of special 

mission on the necessaries oi hie, appointed under chapter commission on 
three hundred and twenty-five of the acts of nineteen hun- of iiFe^extended. 



272 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 269. 



Unexpended 
balances, etc. 



Report to 
general court. 



To act as 
emergency 
fuel adminis- 
trator, etc. 



Effective date. 



dred and twenty-one, as extended to May first, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three by section one of chapter three 
hundred and forty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two, to May first, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four by section one of chapter three hundred and twenty of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, to May first, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five by section one of chapter 
three hundred and twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four, to May first, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven by section one of chapter two hundred and seventy- 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, and 
to May first, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine by section 
one of chapter two hundred and sixty-three of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is hereby further ex- 
tended to May first, nineteen hundred and thirty, and dur- 
ing the term hereby extended the commission shall have all 
the powers and duties granted and imposed by sections two 
to four, inclusive, of said chapter three hundred and twenty- 
five, as amended by section one of chapter ninety-nine of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four. During said 
extended term the chairman of said commission shall have 
authority to act for the commission when the commission is 
not in session, and the compensation of its chairman shall 
continue to be as provided in section one of said chapter 
three hundred and twenty-five. 

Section 2. The unexpended balances of any appropri- 
ations heretofore made for the use of the commission are 
hereby made available for the purposes of the commission 
during the current fiscal year and the commission, from such 
balances and from such additional appropriations as may be 
made by the general court, may expend such sums as shall 
be approved by the governor and council. The commission 
shall report annually to the general court not later than the 
second Wednesday of January. 

Section 3. Whenever the governor shall determine that 
a fuel emergency exists, he may, with the approval of the 
council, by a writing signed by him, designate the aforesaid 
special commission to act as an emergency fuel adminis- 
trator, which shall have with respect to fuel all the powers 
and authority granted by the Commonwealth Defence Act 
of nineteen hundred and seventeen, being chapter three hun- 
dred and forty-two of the General Acts of nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, to persons designated or appointed by the 
governor under section twelve of said chapter three hundred 
and forty-two; and he may revoke such written authority 
at any time. The provisions of said chapter three hundred 
and forty-two are hereby made operative until May first, 
nineteen hundred and thirty to such extent as the provisions 
of this act may require. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect May first, nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-nine. 

Approved April 30, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 270, 271. 273 



An Act authorizing the town of dedham to borrow Qfidj) 270 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing school Town of Ded- 

, . . niini ni9v 

buildings, and/or additions to existing school buildings where borrow nioney 

^ ' 'or schoo' 

jurposes 



such additions increase the floor space of said buildings, and p°uVpo'^es' 
originally equipping and furnishing such buildings and/or 
additions, the town of Dedham ma^^ 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, Dedham School Loan, Act of 1929. Each author- Dedham School 
ized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans {9"29""^'^^ °^ 
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 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 herein provided, be subject to 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the 
limitation contained in the first paragraph of section seven 
thereof as revised by chapter three hundred and twenty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved April 30, 1929. 



An Act relative to appropriations by the town of Chav. 211 

CHATHAM FOR PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Chatham may, by a two thirds Town of 
vote at any annual town meeting, appropriate a sum not fpproprTatTa^ 
exceeding three thousand dollars, to be expended under the f^r^^'ubHc'" 
direction of the selectmen, for the purpose of providing amusements, 
amusements or entertainments of a public character. 

Section 2. So much of the action of said town at its Certain action 
annual meeting in the current year, in pursuance of article ald^wn firmed? 
fifteen of the warrant therefor, as would have been valid etc 
had section one been then in force, is hereby ratified and 
confirmed, and the entire sum appropriated thereunder may 
be expended for the purposes specified in section one, sub- 
ject to the provisions thereof. 

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

Approved April 30, 1929. 



274 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 272, 273, 274. 



Chap. 212 An Act relative to appropriations by the town of 

HARWICH FOR PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Harwich may, by a two thirds 
vote at any annual town meeting, appropriate a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars, to be expended under the 
direction of the selectmen, for the purpose of providing 
amusements or entertainments of a public character. 

Section 2. The vote passed by said town at its annual 
town meeting in the current year, in pursuance of article 
forty-nine of the warrant therefor, is hereby ratified and 
confirmed, and the sum appropriated thereunder may be 
expended for the purposes specified in section one, subject 
to the provisions thereof. 

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

Approved April 30, 1929. 



Town of 
Harwich may 
appropriate a 
certain sum 
for public 
amusements. 



Certain vote 
of town ratified 
and confirmed, 
etc. 



Chap. 273 An Act relative to the compensation of town clerks. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 46, § 
amended. 



Fees of city 
and town 
clerks. 



Section twenty-six of chapter fortj^-six of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the twelfth line, 
the words "containing more than ten thousand inhabitants", 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 26. The town clerk 
shall receive the following fees from the town upon present- 
ing to the town treasurer a certificate of the receipt of the 
prescribed copies by the state secretary: For each marriage, 
fifty cents; for each birth, one dollar; for each death returned 
to him by an undertaker or the board of health, fifty cents; 
for each death not so returned but obtained and recorded 
by him, one dollar. He shall also receive from the town 
the following fees: For each certificate transmitted under 
section twelve, fifty cents; for receiving and recording an 
affidavit and forwarding a copy thereof under section thir- 
teen, one dollar; for sending the notice required by section 
twenty-three, fifty cents; for each oath administered in 
his capacity as clerk, twenty-five cents. A town may limit 
the aggregate compensation allowed to its clerk. 

Approved April 30, 1929. 



Chav. 27 4: An Act relative to the reissue of a license to operate 

MOTOR vehicles AS AFFECTED BY A CONVICTION FOR 
operating while under the INFLUENCE OF INTOXICAT- 
ING LIQUORS RESULTING IN A FATAL ACCIDENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-four of chapter ninety of the General 
Laws, as most recently amended by section one of chapter 
two hundred and eighty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "conviction" in the seventy-third line the 



G. L. 90, § 24, 
etc., amended 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 274. 275 

following: — ; and provided, further, that notwithstanding 
the foregoing, no new license shall be issued by the registrar 
to any person convicted of operating a motor vehicle while 
under the influence of intoxicating liquor, until ten years 
after the date of final conviction, in case the registrar de- 
termines, upon investigation and after a hearing, that the 
action of the person so convicted in committing such offence 
caused an accident resulting in the death of another, nor at 
any time after a subsequent final conviction of a like offence, 
in case the registrar determines in the manner aforesaid 
that the action of such person so subsequently convicted 
in committing such subsequent offence caused an accident 
resulting in the death of another, — so as to read as follows : 
— Section 2Jf. Whoever upon any way, or in any place to Penalty for 
which the public has a right of access, operates a motor opiating motor 

1-1 111 I'll 1 • n f • j^ • ±- vehicles reck- 

vehicle recklessly, or while under the miiuence oi mtoxicatmg lessiy or while 
liquor, or negligently so that the lives or safety of the public onu"oxka"hig^ 
might be endangered, or upon a bet or wager or in a race, 'iquor, etc. 
or whoever operates a motor vehicle for the purpose of mak- 
ing a record and thereby violates any provision of section 
seventeen or any regulation under section eighteen, or who- 
ever without stopping and making known his name, resi- 
dence 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 For unauthor- 
without authority knowing that such use is unauthorized, i^eduseof 

, ... motor V6nicl6s 

or whoever loans or knowingly permits his license to operate 
motor vehicles to be used by another person, or whoever For fraud in 
makes false statements in an application for such a license with Hcen"ea 
or falsely impersonates the person named in such an appli- 
cation, or procures such false impersonation, 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 im- 
prisonment for not less than two weeks nor more than two 
years, or both; except that for an offence of operating a For second or 
motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating offen'p'^s o"*op- 
liquor committed within a period of six years immediately erating motor 
following his final conviction of a like offence by a court or under Influence 
magistrate of the commonwealth, a person shall be punished gatiri^^fiuor 
by imprisonment for not less than one month nor more than 
two years. Before a magistrate or other officer authorized investigation, 

, ^ ■ ,.,.'='.., , 1 • , etc., as to pre- 

to receive complaints m criminal cases reduces a complaint vious convic- 
to writing, or before a prosecuting officer presents evidence offence 'l'^^ 



etc.. 



to the grand jury, charging a person with having operated when person is 
a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating ha vmg operated 
liquor, he shall communicate with the office of the registrar, '"hu^'^u^nder''^ 
and shall inquire as to whether there is in said office any influence of in- 
record or other information tending to show that such li^q'uor*'"^ 
person has been finally convicted of a like offence by a court 
or magistrate of the commonwealth within a period of six 
years immediately preceding the commission of the offence 
with which he is charged, and if it shall appear to such magis- 
trate or other officer, or to the grand jury, as the case may 



276 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 274. 



Penalty for 
not stopping, 
etc., after 
collision, etc. 



Issue of new 
license, when. 



Provisos. 



be, that such person has so been convicted, the complaint 
or indictment shall contain an averment to that effect which 
shall specify such court or magistrate and the date of such 
conviction. Any person who operates a motor vehicle 
upon any way, or in any place to which the public has a 
right of access, and who, without stopping and making 
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 im- 
prisonment for not less than two months nor more than 
Revocation of I^q years. A convictiou of a violation of this section shall 
conviction, etc. 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 regis- 
tration of any or all motor vehicles so owned or exclusively 
controlled. 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 
influence 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 
violating 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; and pro- 
vided, further, that notwithstanding the foregoing, no new 
license shall be issued by the registrar to any person con- 
victed of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence 
of intoxicating liquor, until ten years after the date of final 
conviction, in case the registrar determines, upon investi- 
gation and after a hearing, that the action of the person so 
convicted in committing such offence caused an accident 
resulting in the death of another, nor at any time after a 
subsequent final conviction of a like offence, in case the 
registrar determines in the manner aforesaid that the action 
of such person so subsequently convicted in committing such 
subsequent offence caused an accident resulting in the death 
of another. The prosecution of any person for operating 
a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating 
liquor, if the offence is committed within a period of six 
. - years immediately following his final conviction of a like 
o^subsequ^en" offcucc by a court or magistrate of the commonwealth, shall 
not in any event be placed on file or otherwise disposed of 
except by trial, judgment and sentence according to the 
regular course of criminal proceedings, nor shall the execu- 



Prosecutions 
for operating 
motor vehicle 
while under 
influence of 
intoxicating 



offence, etc., 
disposition, etc. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 275, 276. 277 



tion of the sentence for such later offence be suspended under 
section one of chapter two hundred and seventy-nine. The Proseeutiona 
prosecution for the violation of any other provision of this lationsfif^'"' 
section, if a second or subsequent offence, shall not, unless sXe^^gnt 
the interests of justice require such disposition, be placed on offence, dis- 
file or otherwise disposed of except by trial, judgment and p°s't>°n' etc 
sentence according to the regular course of criminal pro- 
ceedings; and such a prosecution shall be otherwise dis- 
posed of only on motion in writing, stating specifically the 
reasons therefor, and verified by affidavit if facts are relied 
on. If the court or magistrate certifies in writing that he 
is satisfied that the reasons relied upon are sufficient and 
that the interests of justice require the allowance of the 
motion, the motion shall be allowed, and the certificate 
shall be filed in the case. A copy of the motion and cer- 
tificate shall be sent by the court or magistrate forthwith 
to the registrar. Approved April 30, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the department of public utili- (JJmr) 275 

TIES to license THE OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES FOR 
THE CARRIAGE OF PERSONS FOR HIRE OVER A CERTAIN 
ROUTE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The department of public utilities, upon application by Department of 
any person or corporation to whom a license has been m"y Hc"ense*tiie 
granted by the licensing authority of the town of Milton operation of 

" , ,. c J f f 1 J 1 11 1 r-Ci motor vehicles 

under section forty-five oi chapter one hundred and fatty- for the carriage 
nine of the General Laws, as amended, may grant to such hirrover^a^"'^ 
person or corporation a license to operate motor vehicles certain route in 
for the purpose set forth in said section over the following '^' ^ ° 
route : — from the corner of Hilltop street and Granite 
avenue in the city of Boston via Granite avenue, Adams 
street, Codman street and Dorchester avenue to the Ash- 
mont station of the Boston Elevated Railway Company in 
said city; and no further license therefor shall be required. 
Before granting such license, said department shall give a Pubiic hearing. 
public hearing upon the application therefor, after notice to 
the city council of said city. Said department shall not grant 
such license unless it finds that public necessity and con- 
venience require that the applicant be allowed to operate 
motor vehicles over such route. A license granted hereunder 
by the said department shall confer the same rights and 
shall be subject to the same provisions of law as if granted 
by the city council of said city under said section forty-five. 

Approved April 30, 1929. 

An Act requiring the submission of budgets at annual (Jjidj) 276 

TOWN MEETINGS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixteen of chapter thirty-nine of the General Laws, g. l. 39, § le. 
as amended by chapter three hundred and eighty-eight of ''*''•• ^™'''"'«*- 



278 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 277, 278. 



Submission of 
budgets at 
annual town 
meetings. 



the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the following 
new paragraph : — In every town having a committee ap- 
pointed under authority of this section, such committee, or 
the selectmen if authorized by a by-law of the town, and, 
in any town not having such a committee, the selectmen, 
shall submit a budget at the annual town meeting. 

Approved April 30, 1929. 



Chap. 277 An Act relative to the salary of the state librarian. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 6, § 35, 
amended. 

State librarian, 

appointment, 

salary. 



Chapter six of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out section thirty-five and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — Section 85. ' The governor, with the advice 
and consent of the council, shall appoint a librarian of the 
state library, who shall hold office during their pleasure and 
shall receive such salary as may be fixed by the trustees of 
said library with the approval of the governor and council. 

Approved April 30, 1929. 



Chav. 27S An Act establishing the harbor lines in fort point 
channel in boston harbor and abolishing the harbor 
lines in south bay in said harbor. 



Harbor lines in 
Fort Point 
channel in 
Boston harbor 
established. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The harbor lines in Fort Point channel in 
Boston harbor are hereby changed and established as 
follows: The location of each of the angle and tangent 
points in the lines hereinafter described is fixed by a dis- 
tance hereinafter called longitude, in feet, from a meridian 
passing through the center of the apex of the dome of the 
state house in Boston, and by a distance hereinafter called 
latitude, in feet, from a line at right angles to said meridian 
and passing through the said center of the apex of the state 
house dome, and the bearings refer to the true meridian 
passing through the center of said apex. 

Beginning at a point marked I in latitude three thousand 
nine hundred and sixty-two feet south and longitude two 
thousand two hundred and twenty-seven feet east, said 
point being on the face of the sea wall on the northerly side 
of Fort Point channel, being point I of the harbor line es- 
tablished by section two of chapter one hundred and sev- 
enty of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty, thence 
southerly by said harbor line by the arc of a circle having 
a radius of three hundred and thirty-eight feet about one 
hundred and fifty-seven feet to point H' in latitude four 
thousand and eighty-one feet south and longitude two 
thousand one hundred and twenty-six feet east, thence to 
the left by the arc of a circle having a radius of seven hun- 
dred and fifty feet to point G' in latitude four thousand five 
hundred and sixty feet south and longitude one thousand 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 279. 279 

eight hundred and thirty-eight feet east, said point G' being 
at the intersection of said arc and the harbor hne as estab- 
lished by section one of chapter two hundred and thirty-two 
of the acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, thence 
by said harbor hne north eighty-three degrees thirty-seven 
minutes thirty-five seconds east, true bearing, about three 
hundred and seventy-eight feet to a point in latitude four 
thousand five hundred and eighteen feet south and longi- 
tude two thousand two hundred and fourteen feet east, said 
point being the southerly end of the arc of a circle having 
a radius of three hundred feet as described in said chapter 
two hundred and thirty-two. 

All harbor lines heretofore established in said Fort Point jfnefjJboH^h'e'd 
channel southwesterly of point I on the northerly and 
westerly side, and southwesterly of said point G' in the 
southerly and easterly side of said channel, and all harbor 
lines in South Bay in Boston harbor, are hereby abolished. 

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

Approved May 1. 1929. 



An Act relative to the methods and frequency of Chav 279 

MAKING CERTAIN TESTS OF MILK AND CREAM AND TO 
THE TESTING OF UTENSILS USED THEREIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-five of chapter ninety-four g. l. 94, §25, 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in '^'"ended. 
the sixth and in the seventeenth lines, respectively, the word 
"value" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the 
words: — milk-fat content, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 25. No bottle, pipette or other measuring glass or Testing of 
utensil shall be used by any inspector of milk, or by any ,ictermln°ng 
person in any milk inspection laboratory, in determining, J.|,7j,'"'l'^i^* i^ 
by the Babcock or other centrifugal machine, the composi- or cream, etc. 
tion of milk or cream for the purposes of inspection, or by 
any person in any place in determining, by the Babcock or 
other centrifugal machine, the composition or milk-fat 
content of milk or cream as a basis for payment in buying 
or selling, until such measuring glass or utensil has been 
tested for accuracy and verified by the director, or by his 
duly designated deputy. Each such bottle, pipette or other 
measuring glass or utensil shall be submitted to the said 
director by the owner or user thereof, to be tested for 
accuracy, before the same is used for such purposes. As a 
fee for making the test, the owner or user shall pay to the 
said director a sum not exceeding five cents for each bottle, 
pipette or other measuring glass or utensil tested. Each 
measuring glass or utensil so tested and verified or found 
inaccurate shall be marked accordingly by the director or 
by his said deputy. No such measuring glass or utensil so 
marked inaccurate shall be used in determining the compo- 
sition or milk-fat content of milk or cream, 



280 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 279. 



G. L. 94, § 26, 
amended. 



Inspection of 
testing ma- 
chines. 



Condemnation 
of inaccurate 
testing 
machines. 



G.L.94, § 27, 
amended. 



Certificate for 
use of Babcock 
etc., machine 
required. 



Fee, etc. 



G.L.94, §29, 
amended. 

Testing and 
inspection of 
measuring 
devices. 



Section 2. Section twenty-six of said chapter ninety- 
four is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth and 
in the fourteenth Hnes, respectively, the word "value" and 
inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the words: — 
milk-fat content, — so as to read as follows : — Section 26. 
Each Babcock or other centrifugal machine used by an 
inspector of milk or by a person in a milk inspection labora- 
tory for determining the composition of milk or cream for 
purposes of inspection, or by a person in any place for 
determining the composition or milk-fat content of milk or 
cream as a basis for payment in buying or selling, shall be 
inspected at least once in each year by the director or by his 
inspector or deputy. The owner or user of any such centrif- 
ugal machine shall pay to the director as a fee for making 
each such annual inspection the actual cost thereof. 

Each Babcock or other centrifugal machine used as 
aforesaid which, in the opinion of the director, his inspector 
or deputy is not in condition to give accurate results, may 
be condemned by him. No Babcock or other centrifugal 
machine so condemned shall be used for determining the 
composition or milk-fat content of milk or cream as afore- 
said, unless such machine is corrected to the satisfaction of 
the director, his inspector or deputy, and approved by him. 

Section 3. Section twenty-seven of said chapter ninety- 
four is hereby amended by striking out, in the fifth line, the 
word "value" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
milk-fat content, — so as to read as follows : — Section 27. 
No inspector of milk and no person in a milk inspection 
laboratory shall manipulate the Babcock or other centrif- 
ugal machine to determine the composition of milk or 
cream for purposes of inspection, and no person in any 
place shall manipulate such a centrifugal machine to deter- 
mine the composition or milk-fat content of milk or cream 
as a basis for payment in buying or selling, without first 
obtaining a certificate from the director or his duly desig- 
nated deputy that he is competent to do such work. The 
fee therefor shall be two dollars, and shall be paid to the 
director. If a holder of a certificate is notified by the di- 
rector, or by his duly designated deputy, to correct his use 
of such a centrifugal machine, the actual cost of an inspec- 
tion to ascertain if such person has corrected his use of the 
said machine shall be paid by him or by his employer to the 
director. 

Section 4. Said chapter ninety-four is hereby further 
amended by striking out section twenty-nine and inserting 
in place thereof the following : — Section 29. The director 
shall test or cause to be tested all bottles, pipettes and other 
measuring glasses or utensils submitted to him under section 
twenty-five, and shall inspect or cause to be inspected at 
least once each year each Babcock or other centrifugal ma- 
chine used by an inspector of milk, or by a person in any 
milk inspection laboratory, for purposes of inspection, or 
by any person in any place to determine the composition 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 279. 281 

or milk-fat content of milk or cream as a basis for payment 
in buying or selling, and shall collect the fees or actual cost 
of tests and inspections under this and the four preceding 
sections. The director, his inspectors and deputies, may 
enter upon premises where tests of milk or cream are made 
in order to inspect any apparatus used in making such tests 
and to ascertain whether this and the four preceding sections 
are complied with. 

Section 5. Said chapter ninety-four is hereby further g. l. 94, new 
amended by inserting after section twenty-nine the follow- ^fter°§'29. 
ing new section : — Section 29 A . The director shall, after Director to 
reasonable notice and a hearing, and with the approval .^^f ^jgui^J-ona 
of the governor and council, prescribe, and may from time governing 
to time in like manner modify or amend, rules and regula- ["equency of 
tions to govern the methods and frequency of making tests ["|!'^j'g"|^*^^f^. 
for determining the composition or milk-fat content of milk ing miik-fat 
or cream as a basis for payment in buying or selling. The or"ertJim'!^etc.'^ 
director, his inspectors and deputies, may enter upon 
premises where tests of milk or cream are made to determine 
whether rules and regulations made hereunder are being 
observed. 

Section 6. Said chapter ninety-four is hereby further g. l. 94. § 30, 
amended by striking out section thirty and inserting in '^'"'^"ded. 
place thereof the following : — Section SO. The director Director to 
shall enforce sections twenty-five to thirty-one, inclusive, provbLirs*'*'" 
and the rules and regulations made thereunder, and may Prosecution. 
prosecute or cause to be prosecuted any person violating 
any provision of said sections or of said rules and regulations. 
Sections twenty-five to thirty-one, inclusive, and the rules Certain persons 
and regulations made thereunder, shall not affect any prosecutron*° 
person using any centrifugal or other machine or test to ^^^en. 
determine the composition or milk-fat content of milk or 
cream if such use or test is made for the information of such 
person only, and not for purposes of inspection or as a 
basis for payment in buying or selling. 

Section 7. Said chapter ninety-four is hereby further g. l. 94, § 31, 
amended by striking out section thirty-one and inserting =^'"«^"^ed. 
in place thereof the following : — Section 31 . Whoever Penalty for 
hinders or obstructs the director, his inspector or deputy, in '"i'th officer, 
the discharge of any authority or duty imposed upon him ® -o^tj^^ ^Tan 
by any provision of sections twenty-five to thirty, inclusive, provision of 
whoever violates any provision of said sections, and who- reiulaUons. 
ever knowingly violates any provision of the rules and regu- 
lations made thereunder shall be punished by a fine of not 
less than fifteen nor more than fifty dollars. 

Approved May 1, 1929. 



282 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 280. 



Chap. 280 An Act relative to the notification of voters whose 

NAMES ARE OMITTED FROM THE ANNUAL REGISTER OF 
VOTERS IN ANY YEAR, AND REQUIRING THAT LISTS OF SUCH 
NAMES BE POSTED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE FOR 
PUBLIC INSPECTION. 



G. L.51, § 37, 
etc., amended. 



Registrars of 
voters to pre- 
pare annual 
register, etc. 

Arrangement. 



Entries. 



To make in- 
quiries, inves- 
tigations, etc. 



To send notice 
by first class 
mail to voters 
whose names 
have not been 
entered in an- 
nual register. 



To prepare list 
of names of 
voters not 
entered, etc. 



Not applicable 
to certain cities 
and towns. 

1917 (G) 106, 
§ 15, etc., 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter fifty-one of the General Laws, as 
amended in section thirty-seven by section two of chapter 
two hundred and nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one and by section twelve of chapter one hundred 
and thirty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, is hereby further amended bj^ striking out said section 
thirty-seven and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section 37. The registrars, after April first, shall prepare an 
annual register containing the names of all qualified voters 
in their city or town for the current year, beginning with 
said day. Such names shall be arranged in alphabetical 
order, and, opposite to the name of each voter, his residence 
on April first preceding or on any subsequent day when he 
became an inhabitant of the city or town. The registrars 
shall enter in the annual register every name contained in 
the lists transmitted to them by the assessors under section 
five, which they can identify as that of a person whose name 
was borne on the voting list of the city or town at the last 
preceding election or town meeting, giving the residence of 
each such person on April first, which, in the case of a person 
assessed a poll tax, shall be the place at which he was so 
assessed. They shall make all inquiries and investigations 
necessary to identify such person, and they shall not enter 
in the annual register the name of a person objected to by 
any registrar until such person has been duly notified and 
given an opportunity to be heard. They shall forthwith 
enter in the annual register the name of every person whose 
qualifications as a voter have been determined by them in 
the current year and whose name has accordingly been 
entered in the general register. They shall, on or before 
the first Monday of August in each year, send notice in 
writing to each voter of the preceding year whose name has 
not been entered in the annual register of the current year 
that the name of such voter has not been so entered, such 
notice to be sent by first class mail enclosed in an envelope 
bearing the proper address to which the same may be re- 
turned in case of non-delivery, and the registrars shall pre- 
pare a list of the names of voters not so entered, which shall 
be open to public inspection in their principal office, or shall 
be posted by copy in the places where copies of voting lists 
are required to be posted under section fifty-seven of chapter 
fifty-one. This section shall not apply to cities and towns 
having listing boards. 

Section 2. Chapter one hundred and six of the General 
Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, as amended in 
section fifteen by section four of chapter eighty-four of the 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 280. 283 

acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section fifteen and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 15. The registrars Registrars of 
of voters shall, after the first day of April in each year, pre- se"a "t? pf eparl' 
pare an annual register containing the names of all qualified ^^^'^'^^ register, 
voters in Chelsea for the current year, beginning with the """' 
first day of April. The names shall be arranged by wards Arrangement. 
and precincts and, opposite the name of each voter, shall be 
entered his residence on the preceding first day of April or 
any subsequent day when he became a resident of said city. 
The registrars of voters shall enter in the annual register Entries. 
every name contained in the lists, for the current year, of 
persons transmitted to them by the listing board, giving, as 
the residence of each person on the first day of April, the 
place at which he was Hsted by said board; provided, that Proviso, 
in every case they are able to identify the name so trans- 
mitted as that of a man or woman whose name was borne 
on the voting list of said city at the last preceding election. 
They shall make all inquiries and investigations necessary To rnake in- 
to identify such person, and they shall not enter in the in^vesttgaUons, 
annual register the name of a person objected to by any of ^^'^■ 
the registrars of voters, until such person has been duly 
notified and given an opportunity to be heard by them, and 
shall have appeared and satisfied them of his right to have 
his name so entered. They shall forthwith enter in the 
annual register the name of every person whose qualifications 
as a voter have been determined by them in the current 
year and whose name has accordingly been entered in the 
general register. They shall, on or before the first Monday To send notice 
of August in each year, send notice in writing to each voter nmii to*^vJt?r8 
of the preceding year whose name has not been entered in hl'vrnot been 
the annual register of the current year that the name of entered in an- 
such voter has not so been entered, such notice to be sent by ""^ register. 
first class mail enclosed in an envelope bearing the proper 
address to which the same may be returned in case of non- 
delivery; and if upon investigation they are satisfied that 
the name of any such voter has been omitted by mistake 
from the lists transmitted to them by the fisting board, they 
may enter his name in the annual register and shall cause 
such entry to be attested by their clerk. The registrars shall ug" o^names 
prepare a list of the names of voters not so entered, which of voters not 
shall be open to pubhc inspection in their principal office, ^" '"^^ ' ^ "' 
or shall be posted by copy in the places where copies of 
voting lists are required to be posted under section fifty- 
seven of chapter fifty-one of the General Laws. 

Section 3. Chapter two hundred and eighty-two of the lois (G) 282, 
General Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, as amended amended. 
in section fifteen by section four of said chapter eighty-four 
and as affected by chapter two hundred and thirty-nine of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section fifteen and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 15. The Board of eiec- 
board of election commissioners shall, after the first day of sloners'Sf""^" 
April in each year, prepare an annual register containing the Cambridge to 



284 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 280. 



prepare annual 
register, etc. 

Arrangement. 



Entries. 



Proviso. 



To make in- 
quiries and in- 
vestigations, 
etc. 



To send notice 
by first class 
mail to voters 
whose names 
have not been 
entered in an- 
nual register. 



To prepare list 
of names of 
voters not 
entered, etc. 



1919 (G) 108, 
§ 15, etc., 
amended. 



Registrars of 
voters of 
Watertown to 
prepare annual 
register, etc. 

Arrangement. 



names of all qualified voters in Cambridge for the current 
year, beginning with the first day of April. The names 
shall be arranged by wards and precincts and, opposite the 
name of each voter, shall be entered his residence on the pre- 
ceding first day of April or any subsequent day when he 
became a resident of said city. The board of election com- 
missioners shall enter in the annual register every name 
contained in the lists, for the current year, of persons trans- 
mitted to it by the listing board, giving, as the residence of 
each person on the first day of April, the place at which he 
was listed by said listing board; provided, that in every case 
the board of election commissioners is able to identify the 
name so transmitted as that of a man or woman whose name 
was borne on the voting list of said city at the last preceding 
election. The board shall make all inquiries and investiga- 
tions necessary to identify such person, and it shall not enter 
in the annual register the name of a person objected to by 
any of its members, until such person has duly been notified 
and given an opportunity to be heard by it, and shall have 
appeared and satisfied it of his right to have his name so 
entered. The board shall forthwith enter in the annual 
register the name of every person whose qualifications as a 
voter have been determined by it in the current year and 
whose name has accordingly been entered in the general 
register. The board shall, on or before the first Monday of 
August in each year, send notice in writing to each voter of 
the preceding year whose name has not been entered in the 
annual register of the current year that the name of such 
voter has not so been entered, such notice to be sent by first 
class mail enclosed in an envelope bearing the proper ad- 
dress to which the same may be returned in case of non- 
delivery; and if upon investigation it is satisfied that the 
name of any such voter has been omitted by mistake from 
the lists transmitted to it by the listing board, it may enter 
his name in the annual register and shall cause such entry 
to be attested by its clerk. The board shall prepare a list 
of the names of voters not so entered, which shall be open to 
public inspection in its principal office, or shall be posted 
by copy in the places where copies of voting lists are required 
to be posted under section fifty-seven of chapter fifty-one of 
the General Laws. 

Section 4. Chapter one hundred and eight of the Gen- 
eral Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, as amended in 
section fifteen by section four of said chapter eighty-four, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said section fifteen 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — -Section 15. 
The registrars of voters shall, after the first day of April in 
each year, prepare an annual register containing the names 
of all qualified voters in Watertown for the current year, 
beginning with the first day of April. The names shall be 
arranged by precincts and, opposite the name of each voter, 
shall be entered his residence on the preceding first day of 
April or any subsequent day when he became a resident of 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 280. 285 

said town. The registrars of voters shall enter in the annual Entries. 
register every name contained in the lists, for the current 
year, of persons transmitted to them by the listing board, 
giving, as the residence of each person on the first day of 
April, the place at which he was listed by said board; pro- Proviso. 
vided, that in every case they are able to identify the name 
so transmitted as that of a man or woman whose name was 
borne on the voting list of said town at the last preceding 
election. They shall make all inquiries and investigations To make in- 
necessary to identify such person, and they shall not enter iHvesttgations, 
in the annual register the name of a person objected to by ^tc 
any of the registrars of voters, until such person has been 
duly notified and given an opportunity to be heard by them, 
and shall have appeared and satisfied them of his right to 
have his name so entered. They shall forthwith enter in 
the annual register the name of every person whose quali- 
fications as a voter have been determined by them in the 
current year and whose name has accordingly been entered 
in the general register. They shall, on or before the first To send^noUce 
Monday of August in each year, send notice in writing to mail to voters 
each voter of the preceding year whose name has not been haveVot blen 
entered in the annual register of the current year that the ^^^^{^^ \^^^^' 
name of such voter has not so been entered, such notice to 
be sent by first class mail enclosed in an envelope bearing 
the proper address to which the same may be returned in 
case of non-delivery; and if upon investigation they are 
satisfied that the name of any such voter has been omitted 
by mistake from the lists transmitted to them by the listing 
board, they may enter his name in the annual register and 
shall cause such entry to be attested by their clerk. The To prepare list 
registrars shall prepare a list of the names of voters not so vot"erfnot° 
entered, which shall be open to public inspection in their entered, etc. 
principal office, or shall be posted by copy in the places 
where copies of voting lists are required to i3e posted under 
section fifty-seven of chapter fifty-one of the General Laws. 

Section 5. Section ten of chapter one hundred and fifty- 1920, 154, § 10, 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, inserted by '^'"°" 
section two of chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby amended 
by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — The commission shall, on or before the Election com- 
first Monday of August in each year, send notice in writing LoweiuC send 
to each voter of the preceding year whose name has not "1°* g^^*^!! to^*^ 
been entered in the annual register of the current year that voters whose 
the name of such voter has not so been entered, such notice "ot been^en- 
to be sent by first class mail enclosed in an envelope bear- J:f f^J" e""""*' 
ing the proper address to which the same may be returned in ^^ ^^ '^^^ j^^^ 
case of non-delivery, and the commission shall prepare a list of names of 
of the names of voters not so entered, which shall be open entered'!°etc. 
to public inspection in its principal office, or shall be posted 
by copy in the places where copies of voting lists are required 
to be posted under section fifty-seven of chapter fifty-one 
of the General Laws. 



286 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 281. 



1913, 835, § 76, 
etc., amended. 



Election com- 
missioners of 
Boston to send 
notice by first 
class mail to 
voters whose 
names have 
not been en- 
tered in annual 
register. 

To prepare list 
of names of 
voters not 
entered, etc. 



Section 6. Section seventy-six of chapter eight hundred 
and thirty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen, 
as most recently amended by section five of chapter one 
hundred and fourteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
They shall, on or before the first Monday of August in each 
year, send notice in writing to each voter of the preceding 
year whose name has not been entered in the annual register 
of the current year that the name of such voter has not been 
so entered, such notice to be sent by first class mail enclosed 
in an envelope bearing the proper address to which the 
same may be returned in case of non-delivery, and they shall 
prepare a list of the names of voters not so entered, which 
shall be open to public inspection in their principal office, 
or shall be posted by copy in the places where copies of 
voting lists are required to be posted under section fifty- 
seven of chapter fifty-one of the General Laws. 

Approved May 1, 1929. 



Chap. 281 An Act authorizing the first independent universalist 

SOCIETY IN SPRINGFIELD TO MERGE IN AND UNITE WITH 
THE THIRD CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETY IN SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The corporation established by chapter 
sixty-seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and twenty-six, 
under the name First Independent Universalist Society in 
Springfield, is hereby authorized to merge in and unite with 
the Third Congregational Society in Springfield, which was 
duly incorporated under authority of chapter eighty-six of 
the acts of eighteen hundred and eighteen, under the name 
Second Congregational Society in the First Parish in Spring- 
field, and the title of which was altered to its present form 
under authority of chapter eighty-two of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and nineteen. 

Section 2. Upon the acceptance of this act by vote of 
each of said corporations in accordance with law, duly 
certified copies of such votes shall be filed in the Hampden 
county registry of deeds and thereupon the persons who 
are then members of the first named corporation shall become 
members of said Third Congregational Society in Spring- 
field, which shall thereafter have and enjoy all of the fran- 
chises, powers, privileges and rights, including property 
rights, of both of said corporations. 

Section 3. The annual meetings of said Third Congre- 
gational Society in Springfield shall be held at such times as 
the corporation may by its by-laws determine, and it shall 
also elect such trustees, standing committees and other 
officers to serve for such periods of time as shall be provided 
by said by-laws, Approved May 1, 1929, 



First Inde- 
pendent Uni- 
versalist Society 
in Springfield 
may merge in 
and unite with 
the Third 
Congregational 
Society in 
Springfield, etc. 



Upon accept- 
ance, etc., 
certified copies 
of votes to be 
filed in Hamp- 
den county 
registry of 
deeds, etc. 



Annual meet- 
ings, trustees, 
etc. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 282, 283. ^S7 



An Act authorizing the city of melrose to borrow Chav. 2S2 

MONEY for school PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing school City of^Meirose 
buildings, and/or additions to existing school buildings money for 
where such additions increase the floor space of said build- ^° °° p"'"p°^^^- 
ings, and originally equipping and furnishing such new 
buildings and/or additions, and/or acquiring land for school 
purposes, 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 ag- 
gregate, six hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face 
the words, Melrose School Loan, Act of 1929. Each au- MeiroseSchooi 
thcrized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such }^9°29"' ^""^ °^ 
loi.ns 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 hmit, but shall, except as provided herein, be 
subject to chapter fortj^-four of the General Laws, exclusive 
of the limitation contained in the first paragraph of section 
seven thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and 
twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight. 

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

Approved May 3, 1929. 



Chap.2S3 



An Act relative to the filling in certain cases of 
vacancies caused by the withdrawal or death of 
candidates of political parties nominated by direct 
nomination. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter fifty-three of the General Laws is hereby amended ^^^^fg^^ ^ ^*' 
by striking out section fourteen and inserting in place 
thereof the ioWowins,: — Section lA. If a candidate nomi- Filling in cer- 

. rr-Tic 11 <• tain cases oi va- 

nated for a state, city or town oince dies before the day of cancies caused 
election, or withdraws his name from nomination, or is found or^d^'thlT^^' 
ineligible, the vacancy, except for city offices where city '^o"i^|^ai*'^arties 
charters provide otherwise, may be filled by the same po- nominated by 
litical , party or persons who made the original nomination, uon!*ete.'""^^" 
and in the same manner; or, if the time is insufficient there- 
for, the vacancy may be filled, if the nomination was made 
by a convention or caucus, in such manner as the convention 
or caucus may have prescribed, or, if no such provision has 
been made, by a regularly elected general or executive com- 
mittee representing the poHtical party or persons who held 
such convention or caucus. In the event of the withdrawal 
or death of any candidate of a political party nominated by 



288 Acts, 1929. — Chap. 284. 

direct nomination for any office, the vacancy may be filled 
by a regularly elected general or executive committee rep- 
resenting the election district in which such vacancy occurs, 
or, if no such committee exists by the members of the town 
committee in any town comprising such district, by the 
members of the ward committee or committees in the ward 
or wards comprising such district if within the limits of a 
single city, or by delegates chosen as hereinafter provided 
by and from the members of the ward and town committees 
in the wards and towns comprising such district if within 
the limits of more than one municipality, at a meeting to 
be called by such a member or delegate, as the case may be, 
designated by the chairman of the state committee, and 
such member or delegate shall preside until a chairman of 
such meeting is elected. Each ward and town committee 
in the wards and towns comprising such a district within the 
limits of more than one municipality shall, as occasions arise, 
choose from its members delegates to fill vacancies as here- 
inbefore provided, in such manner as it may determine by 
its rules and regulations, to a number not exceeding one 
for each five hundred votes, or fraction thereof, cast in its 
ward or town for the candidate of the party for governor at 
the last state election, and shall forthwith notify the state 
secretary of the delegates so chosen. If a vacancy is caused 
■ by withdrawal, certificates of nomination made otherwise 
than in the original manner shall be filed within seventy- 
two week day hours in the case of state offices, or within 
forty-eight week day hours in the case of city or town 
offices, succeeding five o'clock in the afternoon of the last 
Objections, etc. ^jg^y f^j. fjii^g withdrawals. They shall be open to objec- 
tions in the same manner, so far as practicable, as other 
certificates of nomination. No vacancy caused by with- 
drawal shall be filled before the withdrawal has been filed. 

Approved May 3, 1929. 

Chap. 2S4: An Act providing for a state fire patrol in certain 

COUNTIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
G. L.^48, new Chapter forty-eight of the General Laws is hereby amended 
ifter^us. by inserting after section twenty-eight the following new 

state forester scctlou I — Sectton 28 A . Upon written application of the 
flJr a statue' fi^re couuty commissiouers of any county which accepts this 
P„^;i'"°'J,tl,?fl" section by vote of said commissioners, the state forester 
may appoint additional temporary officers in the division 
of forestry or detail assistants to the state fire warden to 
such number as may be necessary, who shall patrol the 
forests in the towns of such county, during those seasons of 
the year when forest fires are likely to occur therein for the 
Reimburse- purposc of detecting and preventing such fires. One half 
Sonw^ith™' of the money expended under the provisions of this section 
in any county shall be repaid to the commonwealth by said 
county. Approved May 3, 1929. 



tain counties. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 285, 286. 289 



An Act relative to the compensation of auditors PhQ^y 285 

AND special masters IN CERTAIN CASES. '^" 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: ^ 

Section 1. Section sixty-two of chapter two hundred g. l. 221, § 62, 
and twenty-one of the General Laws is hereby amended by ^^^^ ^ ' 
adding at the end thereof the words : — ■ , except as pro- 
vided in section sixty-two A, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 62. Auditors, masters in chancery and special fuXors"^ 
masters shall file their final report in the office of the clerk masters,' etc. 
of the court by which they are appointed within ninety 
days after the hearing before them has been closed or within 
such time as the court may allow, and, in default thereof, 
shall not be entitled to any fees, except as provided in section 
sixty-two A. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and twenty-one is g.l. 221, new 
hereby amended by inserting after said section sixty-two |^^*|°" •'^f^^'' 
the following new section: — Section 62 A. If an auditor or compensation 
special master, appointed by the supreme judicial, superior "^eJ-f/^X'^s^'eTs 
or probate court, becomes incapacitated or dies without incertain'cases. 
having filed his final report, the court may award him or his 
estate reasonable compensation, payable by the county, 
upon a finding that he actually performed services which 
would entitle him to the compensation awarded had he filed 
a report as provided in section sixty-two; provided, that Proviso. 
all his records and memoranda, or copies thereof, in the case 
in which compensation is sought, are filed with the clerk 
of the court. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect on September first Effective 
in the current year and shall apply to cases then pending ^^*®'®*^*=- 
and to cases disposed of within two years prior thereto, as 
well as to cases thereafter instituted. 

Approved May 3, 1929. 



Chap. 286 



An Act relative to the height of buildings on land 
abutting on st. james avenue betw^een clarendon 
and dartmouth streets in the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The provisions of section one of chapter four hundred and Height of buiid- 
fifty-two of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-eight affutun/on st. 
prescribing a height limit for buildings on land abutting on i'Xween'"^"^'^ 
St. James avenue between Clarendon and Dartmouth streets clarendon and 
in the city of Boston shall apply only to any portion of a streys"in city 
building within one hundred feet of said St. James avenue; of Boston. 
and in case any building on land abutting on said St. James 
avenue between said Clarendon and Dartmouth streets 
extends more than one hundred feet from said St. James 
avenue, the height of any part thereof on land more than 
one hundred feet from said St. James avenue shall not ex- 
ceed that permitted for a separate building on such land. 

Approved May 4, 1929. 



290 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 287. 



Chap. 2S7 An Act to provide for the more effective enforce- 
ment OF THE SALE OF SECURITIES ACT. 



' Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 25, new 
sections. 



Securities 
Division. 



Director, ap 
pointment, 
term, com- 
pensation. 



Functions 
of division. 



Assistants, etc. 



For certain 
purposes, di- 
rector to be 



Section 1. Chapter twenty- five of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by adding thereto, under the heading, 
Securities Division, the following two new sections: — 
Section 12 A. There shall be in the department, and under 
its general supervision and control, a securities division 
which shall be under the charge of a director. The com- 
mission, with the approval of the governor and council, 
shall appoint said director for a term of five years, and fix 
his compensation. The commission, with like approval, 
or the governor, may remove said director at any time for 
cause. Said division shall perform such of the functions in 
relation to the administration and enforcement of chapter 
one hundred and ten A imposed upon the commission by 
said chapter as the commission may from time to time 
determine by order duly recorded in the office of the com- 
mission and open to public inspection. The commission 
may employ such assistants and employees to serve in said 
division as may be necessary. Section 12B. For the pur- 
poses of section five A, the said director shall be deemed a 
m^tSoner TtT' commissioncr of the department; for the purposes of section 
seven of chapter one hundred and ten A, an order or finding 
by said director, or his failure or refusal to make an order 
or finding, shall be deemed an order, finding, failure or re- 
fusal by the commission; and for purposes of service of 
process under section eight of said chapter and of signing 
the certificate under paragraph (c) of section eleven thereof, 
said director shall be deemed the secretary of the commis- 
sion. Section fourteen of said chapter shall apply to wit- 
nesses before the said director. 
G. L. 110 A. §2, Section 2. Subdivision (a) of section two of chapter one 
Imel'de?" *"'' huudrcd and ten A of the General Laws, inserted by section 
one of chapter four hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby amended by 
adding thereto the following: — and also, in so far as de- 
termined by the commission under section twelve A of said 
chapter, the securities division or its director, established 
*j Commission," by Said scctiou, — so as to read as follows: — (a) "Com- 
mission", the commission supervising and controlling the 
department of public utilities under chapter twenty-five and 
also, in so far as determined by the commission under section 
twelve A of said chapter, the securities division or its di- 
rector, established by said section. 

Section 3. Said chapter one hundred and ten A is 
hereby further amended by inserting after section six the 
following new section: — Section 6 A. The commission may 
also require any person offering any security for sale, or the 
directors, trustees or corresponding officers of the corpora- 
tion, association, trust, or other body issuing the security, 



definition. 



G. L. 110 A, 

new section 
after § 6. 

Commission 
may require 
certain periodic 
statements to 
be filed, etc. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 288. 291 

the sale of which is otherwise lawful under this chapter, to 
file, in such form as it may from time to time prescribe, 
periodic statements verified by oath of the person or officers 
subscribing and filing the same and of a reputable account- 
ant, or, in lieu of such oath, verified by the written decla- 
ration of such person or officers and accountant that such 
statements are made under the penalties of perjury, showing 
the financial condition of such person, corporation, associa- 
tion, trust or other body and such further information and 
data as the commission may deem advisable. Failure to Failure to file 
file such statements or to submit such information and data be^juTcaus°e 
within the time specified shall be just cause for the making ^2[e^J}''s'g"f,r^''* 
by the commission of a finding to the effect that the sale ties is fraud- 
of such securities is fraudulent or would result in fraud, ^^ent, etc. 
Such a finding shall have the same effect as if made under 
section six. 

Section 4. This act shall become operative on September when operative. 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine. 

Approved Mmj 4, 1929. 

An Act relative to the improvement of low land (7/ia7?.288 

AND SWAMPS AND THE ERADICATION OF MOSQUITOES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would, in part, ^^l^^^^^fj^^ 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public health and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and fifty-two of the ^^i.\^^;^lJ^ 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section one, 
as appearing in section one of chapter four hundred and 
fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
and as amended by section one of chapter three hundred 
and ninety-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
six, and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section improvernent 

Ti. ■ • ci/-<\ji- n J of low land 

1. If it IS necessary or useful (1) to dram or now a meadow, andswamps. 
swamp, marsh, beach or other low land held by two or more 
proprietors, or (2) to remove obstructions in rivers or streams 
leading thereto or therefrom, or (3) to eradicate mosquitoes 
in any area infested thereby, inchiding, in respect to each 
such purpose, purposes incidental thereto, such improve- 
ments may be made as provided in the following eighteen 
sections, except as hereinafter otherwise provided. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and fifty-two is ^.l. 252 new 
hereby further amended by inserting after section four, ap- 
pearing as aforesaid, the following new section: — Section 4A. ^edtTany 
The commonwealth, acting through one or more state de- ^,'^3^;.;*°'^^°'' 
partments, or through the metropolitan district commission be parties to 
in respect to the metropolitan parks or water district or un°dwtu V 
either metropolitan sewerage district, and any city, town or 1^ ^^^^f^^'^'-^^^; 
district, or any combination thereof, to the extent of their as individual 
ownership of any area described in section one, may be p^'oprx^tors. 



292 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 288. 



May institute 
proceedings in 
certain cases. 



Petition, etc. 



Action, by 
wliom taken. 



Notice of 
hearing, etc. 



Appropria- 
tions, etc. 

G. L. 252, new- 
section 
after § 5. 

State reclama- 
tion board to 
notif.v persons 
and bodies 
politic to be 
benefited, of 
estimated ex- 
pense of pro- 
posed improve- 
ments, etc. 



Deposit of 
Hioney, etc. 



Appointment 
of commis- 
sioners to make 
improvements, 
etc. 



parties, in their proprietary capacity, to proceedings under 
sections one to fourteen C, inclusive, in respect to any pur- 
pose set forth in said section one, to the same extent as in- 
dividual proprietors. Said bodies politic, or any combina- 
tion thereof, may also institute proceedings under said 
sections in their governmental capacity, in any case where 
it appears that the public health, safety or convenience will 
be promoted by improvements to effect any of said purposes, 
but in such proceedings no district shall be organized, and 
the improvements shall be constructed and maintained as 
provided in section five A. The petition in such a proceed- 
ing need cover only matters pertinent to the project therein 
set forth, and the provisions of section five requiring that 
the petitioners constitute a majority ownership of the lands 
affected shall not apply to such petition. Individuals and 
corporations qualifying as proprietors may join in any peti- 
tion authorized in this section. Action by any such body 
politic hereunder shall be taken by the administrative head 
of the state department or commission, or by the mayor, 
selectmen, or prudential committee or other governing body, 
as the case may be. Notice of the hearing before said board 
on such a petition shall be given as provided in the first 
paragraph of section five to all petitioners and to the ad- 
ministrative heads of such state departments and com- 
missions, mayors of such cities, selectmen of such towns, 
and the prudential committees or other governing bodies 
of such distiicts, as the said board may determine, and to 
all other known proprietors of lands to be affected by such 
improvements. Cities, towns and districts are hereby au- 
thorized to raise and appropriate money for such purposes. 
Section 3. Said chapter two hundred and fifty-two is 
hereby further amended by inserting after section five, ap- 
pearing as aforesaid, the following new section: — Section 5 A. 
If the board determines that the proposed improvements 
should be undertaken and that their construction and 
maintenance may be effected without the formation of a dis- 
trict, and in every such case where the board is petitioned 
by a body politic in its governmental capacity under section 
four A, it shall notify all persons and bodies politic to be 
benefited thereby of the estimated expense of constructing 
the proposed improvements, including land damages, if any, 
and of the maintenance thereof. Upon receipt of sums of 
money sufficient to cover such estimated construction ex- 
pense, or of any money which can be used for such purposes 
to the advantage of the contributors, the board shall desig- 
nate an identifying name under which said improvements 
shall be made and shall deposit the money so received with 
the state treasurer, who shall hold such money in a special 
fund or funds for such purpose, and shall disburse the same 
on warrants drawn by the board. The board shall there- 
upon issue a certificate appointing one or more commis- 
sioners, who shall be sworn to the faithful performance of 
their duties, and shall authorize said commissioners to 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 288. 293 

proceed to make the improvements, which may be made at 
such places, either within or without the commonwealth, 
as may be necessary or convenient to make the improve- 
ments effective; and said commissioners shall thereupon 
proceed so to do. The board shall fix the compensation of ^"JJ^'^gt"®^' 
said commissioners and shall allow them their necessary 
travel and other expenses necessarily incurred in the per- 
formance of their duties. Such compensation and expenses 
shall constitute a part of the expense of making and main- 
taining such improvements. Any commissioner may be re- Removal for 
moved by the board for cause and the board may fill va- ''''"^®' ^^''■ 
cancies. The board may discharge the commissioners when 
the improvements are completed and may appoint others 
to care for maintenance. Any excess funds received under Excess funds 
authority of this section shall be returned to the contributors etc.^"^^ ^"^ 
thereof in proportion to the contributions. If the sums so Board to notify 
estimated are not sufficient to complete such improvements, trlbiito'rs o?" 
the board shall determine the amount of the estimated additional cost 
additional cost thereof and shall notify the original con- sums'are^fn- 
tributors of their shares of such additional cost. The board sufficient, etc. 
shall instruct the commissioners not to continue with such 
improvements until such additional funds are received by the 
board, and such commissioners, after receipt of such instruc- 
tions, shall incur no further expense in connection with such 
improvements until authorized so to do by the board. If one 
or more, but less than all, of several petitioners provide their 
respective proportions of the fund estimated as necessary to 
make such improvements, the board may appoint com- 
missioners to make such portion of such improvements as, in 
its opinion, will benefit the contributors. For the purpose Powers of 
of effecting such improvements and providing for their missk>nMlTta' 
maintenance as provided in this section, the board shall have 
all the powers conferred by sections two, three, four, five, 
except the last paragraph thereof, and eight, and the com- 
missioners by it appointed shall have all the powers con- 
ferred upon district commissioners under sections twelve 
and thirteen, provided that in taking by eminent domain or Proviso, 
acquiring by purchase, gift or otherwise, land or other prop- 
erty or any interest therein, the commissioners so appointed 
shall take or acquire the same in the name and on behalf 
of the city or town wherein the land or other property or 
interests are situated, but not until such city or town has duly 
authorized such taking, has assumed all liability for damages 
therefor and has complied with all provisions of law appli- 
cable to land takings by cities or towns. All amounts for 
which a city or town may be liable hereunder, together with 
interest and costs, may be contributed by persons or bodies 
politic benefited by such improvements in proportion to their 
respective benefits or otherwise. 

Section 4. Section eight of said chapter two hundred ^c.^amended. 
and fifty-two, appearing as aforesaid and as amended by 
section six of said chapter three hundred and ninety-three, 
is hereby further amended by striking out the last sentence. 



294 Acts, 1929. — Chap. 289. 

?ecti6n^^' ^^^ Section 5. Said chapter two hundred and fifty-two is 
after § 14B. hereby further amended by inserting after section fourteen 
Penalty for B, appearing as aforesaid, the following new section: — Sec- 
tniuli^gany^ tioTi l\C. Whoevcr obstructs or injures any ditch, tide gate, 
structure, etc. (j^j^g gr othcr structuro constructed or used for any purpose 
authorized by any provision of sections one to fourteen B, 
inclusive, shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten 
of^dama^es dollars. The state reclamation board may also recover, 
in the name of the commonwealth, for any such obstruction 
or injury, in an action of contract, the amount of the dam- 
ages sustained by reason thereof, and the provisions of sec- 
tion five A, relative to the disposition of money therein re- 
ferred to, shall govern the disposition of money I'ecovered 
in such action. 
G. L 40, § 5 Section 6. Section five of chapter forty of the General 

e c, amen e . j^^^g^ ^g uiost recently amended by chapter one hundred and 
towns may eight of the acts of the current year, is hereby further amended 
mo^neyVor^ by adding at the end thereof the following new clause: — 
improvement (36) For the improvement of low lands and swamps and 

of low lands ,1 tj.- c -x "JJ-I-xj. 

and swamps the eradication of mosquitoes, as provided m chapter two 
er^adka'tfon hundred and fifty-two. Approved May 6, 1929. 

of mosquitoes. 

Chap. 2S9 An Act authorizing the city of lynn to borrow an 

ADDITIONAL SUM OF MONEY FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 
PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ma'^ borrow" SECTION 1. For the purpose of constructing an eastern 
an additional scnior high school buildiug and of originally equipping and 
for"se°niM'high fumishing said building, the city of Lynn may borrow 
school purposes, from time to time, within five years from the passage of this 
act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding^ in the 
aggregate, five hundred thousand dollars, in addition to 
the sums authorized by chapter one hundred and eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor which shall bear on their face 
Lynn Eastern the words, Lyuu Eastcm Senior High School Loan, Act of 
schoo'i Loan, 1929. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate 
Act of 1929. Jqqjj ^j^j-j gyg]^ 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 authorized. 
Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit but shall, except as herein provided, be sub- 
ject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive 
of the limitation contained in the first paragraph of section 
seven thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and 
twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight. 

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

Approved May 7, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 290, 291, 292. 295 



An Act reviving thomas d. gard company, incorporated. C}ia7).290 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause Emergency 
great inconvenience and expense, therefore it is hereby de- preamble. 
clared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate 
preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Thomas D. Gard Company, Incorporated, a corporation Thomas d. 
dissolved by chapter two hundred and seventy-three of the ^fco'^S-ated?^' 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby re- revived. 
vived with the same powers, duties and obligations as if said 
chapter had not been passed. Approved May 7, 1929. 

An Act extending further the duration of a law pro- QJidj) 291 

VIDING FOR THE TRIAL OR DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN CRIMINAL ^' 

CASES BY DISTRICT COURT JUDGES SITTING IN THE SU- 
PERIOR COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter four hundred and sixty-nine of the acts of nine- 1923, 469. § 5, 
teen hundred and twenty-three, as amended by chapter four ''^''- '"^^'"^'"^■ 
hundred and eighty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, by chapter two hundred and eighty-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, by chapter two 
hundred and eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-seven and by section one of chapter three hundred Duration of 
and fifty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 'j't^^'of^ceS 
eight, is hereby further amended by striking out section five criminal cases 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 5. courttudges 
This act shall not be operative after December thirty-first, ^ij*J'e"foi."court, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-two. extended. 

Approved May 7, 1929. 

An Act exempting from the inheritance tax certain Chap. 292 

INTERESTS IN MASSACHUSETTS REAL ESTATE OWNED BY 
non-resident DECEDENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter sixty-five of the o. l. 65, § 1. 
General Laws, as most recently amended by section one of ^^°' '^n^ended. 
chapter one hundred and fifty-six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-seven, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "commonwealth" in the seventh 
line the following: — except such an interest in such real 
estate as is represented by a mortgage or by a transferable 
certificate of participation or share of an association, part- 
nership or trust, — so that the first paragraph will read as 
ioWows: — Section 1. All property within the jurisdiction Taxation of 
of the commonwealth, corporeal or incorporeal, and any gu^cces'sloTs'^ 
interest therein, belonging to inhabitants of the common- including tan- 
wealth, and all real estate or any interest therein and all prope?tTof"'^ 



296 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 293. 



non-resident 
decedents. 

Exemption. 



To what estates 
applicable. 



tangible personal property within the commonwealth be- 
longing to persons who are not inhabitants of the common- 
wealth except such an interest in such real estate as is rep- 
resented by a mortgage or by a transferable certificate of 
participation or share of an association, partnership or trust, 
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 consideration 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 con- 
tributed 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 
pubhc purposes, shall be subject to a tax at the percentage 
rates fixed by the following table: 

Section 2. This act shall apply to estates of persons 
dying on or after December first, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight. Approved May 7, 1929. 



Town of Ber- 

nardston may 
borrow money 
for town hall 
purposes. 



Bernardston 
Town Hall 
Loan, Act 
of 1929. 



C/ia».293 An Act authorizing the town of bernardston to bor- 
row MONEY FOR TOWN HALL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of repairing and remodeling 
its town hall and of refurnishing and reequipping the same, 
the town of Bernardston may borrow from time to time, 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, 
such sums as may be necessarj^, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, twenty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Bernardston 
Town Hall Loan, Act of 1929. 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 raised by the tax levy of the year 
when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be within the statutory limit and shall, except as herein 
provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in the first para- 
graph of section seven thereof as revised by chapter three 
hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved May 8, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 294. 297 



An Act amending the charter of the city of melrose. Chav.294: 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-three of chapter one hundred amended ^ ^^' 
and sixty-two of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-nine 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the last hne, the words 
"end of the municipal year" and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — first Monday in January following the 
next regular municipal election; and if there would be a 
vacancy on said first Monday, it shall be filled at such regu- 
lar municipal election for the balance of the unexpired 
term, — so as to read as follows: — Section 33. The school ofThoois'in''"* 
committee shall on the first Monday in' June, or as soon city of Melrose, 
thereafter as may be, choose by vote of a majority of its etc! '"'*' ^^^' 
members, but not from its number, a superintendent of 
schools, who shall be under its direction and control. Such 
superintendent shall hold office until the close of the school 
year next ensuing or until his successor is chosen and quali- 
fied, unless sooner removed, and he may be removed at any 
time by the school committee by vote of two thirds of all 
its members. The school committee, so far as appropri- School com- 

11 c 1 1 1 1 c 1 1 1 11 mittee, powers, 

ations are made therefor by the board of aldermen, shall duties, etc. 
have full power and authority to furnish all school buildings 
with proper fixtures, furnishings and equipments. It may 
also appoint janitors and all officers and employees con- 
nected with the schools, fix their compensation, make rules 
concerning their tenure of office, and discharge them at its 
pleasure. The school committee shall in case of a vacancy vacancy. 
in its number forthwith notify the board of aldermen, and 
the board of aldermen shall call a joint convention of the 
members thereof and of the school committee, and at such 
convention the vacancy shall by vote of a majority of all the 
members of the two bodies be filled until the first Monday 
in January following the next regular municipal election; 
and if there would be a vacancy on said first Monday, it 
shall be filled at such regular municipal election for the 
balance of the unexpired term. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and sixty-two, as isqq, 162, § 36, 
amended in section thirty-six by section one of chapter one ^tc amended. 
hundred and forty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty and by section one of chapter seventy-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section thirty-six and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: — Section 36. There Departments 
shall be the following departments and oflicers: — ^""^ °"^'="''- 

I. The assessing department, to be under the charge of Assessing 

,-, •, ^ ,. department. 

the board oi assessors. 

II. The charity department, to be under the charge of charity 

, , , 1 p , , .'' {> ° department. 

the board of public welfare. 

III. The health department, to be under the charge of Health 

,11 J r 1- 1J.U department. 

the board oi health. 



298 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 294. 



Law de- 
partment. 



Fire de- 
partment. 



Police de- 
partment. 



Public works 
department. 



Public library 
department. 



Cemetery 
department. 



Memorial 

building 

department. 



City clerk 
department. 

Treasury 
department. 

Collecting 
department. 

Auditing 
department. 

Park de- 
partment. 



Executive 
departments. 



IV. The law department, to be under the charge of the 
city solicitor. 

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, 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 shall make and have the custody of all 
plans, surveys, measurements 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 superintendent in the water de- 
partment, an assistant superintendent in the sewer depart- 
ment, 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. 

XV. The park department, to be under the charge of the 
board of park commissioners appointed under and subject 
to the provisions of section two of chapter forty-five of the 
General Laws, which shall, in addition to the powers and 
duties conferred and imposed upon it by general law, have 
charge of the design, construction, alteration, repair, mainte- 
nance, and management of the public parks, squares and 
playgrounds, and the lighting and watering thereof. 

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



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 295. 299 

Section 3. Section forty-eight of said chapter one hun- i899, i62, § 48, 
died and sixty-two is hereby amended by striking out, in the ^'"«"''''^- 
eighth and ninth lines, the words "one hundred" and in- 
serting in place thereof the words: — ten per cent of the, — 
and by striking out, in the fifteenth line, the word "annual" 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — biennial, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section A8. No vote of the board of Question of 

,1 ji-- • c T ^ 1 ^ authorization 

aldermen authorizmg an issue oi bonds or a permanent loan, of issue of 

except for the purpose of refunding or renewing, replacing or ^Ty^'be sib*-" 

paying any portion of the municipal indebtedness, shall be- mitted to vot- 

come operative until after the expiration of a period of thirty cases" etc.^*° 

days 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 thirty days a petition of ten per cent 

of the legal voters of the city shall be filed with the city 

clerk, asking that the question of the authorization of 

such issue or loan be submitted 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 

qualified 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 of the mayor. If the act of the mayor 

and aldermen authorizing such issue or loan be approved 

by a majority of the legal voters of the city voting upon the 

question such act shall at once become operative; but if 

not so approved such act shall have no effect. If such 

petition be not filed within said period of thirty days the act 

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 for 

temporary loans made under authority of statute. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submission to 
during the current year by vote of the city council of said ^Uy council, 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved May 8, 1929. 

An Act providing for the reconstruction and mainte- QJi^rt 295 

NANCE OF BASS RIVER BRIDGE ON BRIDGE STREET IN THE 
CITY OF BEVERLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of Essex county 
Essex, subject to all general laws that may be apphcable, mayrecon- 
and to the approval of the appropriate federal authority, River bridge 
are hereby authorized to reconstruct the Bass River bridge ^^ ^^^'^^p*'^^^^ 
and draw therein on Bridge street in the city of Beverly, Beverly. 
including the approaches thereto, of such type and dimen- 
sions as they may determine but of a width not less than 
the present width of such bridge and approaches. 

Section 2. The cost and expenses incurred under this Limitation as 
act shall not exceed the sum of one hundred and twenty-five *° ''°^*" 



300 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 295. 



County treas- 
urer may 
borrow money, 
issue notes, etc. 



Detailed, cer- 
tified statement 
of actual cost 
and expenses 
to be filed, etc. 



Apportionment 
and assessment 
upon Essex 
County and 
city of 
Beverly, etc. 



Issue of warrant 
against city of 
Beverly upon 
failure to pay, 
etc. 



County treas- 
urer may 
borrow money, 
issue bonds, etc, 



thousand dollars and shall be paid in the first instance by 
the county of Essex. The treasurer of said county, with the 
approval of the county commissioners, may borrow by a 
temporary loan or loans on the credit of the county such 
sums, not exceeding the said amount, as may from time 
to time be required to meet such cost and expenses, includ- 
ing interest, and may issue notes of the county therefor bear- 
ing interest or discounted as may be deemed advisable, and 
the said treasurer may sell such notes at public or private sale 
upon such terms and conditions as the county commissioners 
may deem proper. The notes may be renewed from time to 
time for such periods as may be necessary. All money so 
borrowed shall be deposited in the county treasury, and the 
county treasurer shall pay out the same as ordered by the 
county commissioners and shall keep a separate and accurate 
account of all moneys so borrowed and expended, including 
interest or discount, as the case may be. 

Section 3. From time to time and upon completion of 
such work, the said county commissioners shall file in the 
office of the clerk of the courts for said county a detailed 
statement, certified under their hands, of the amount of 
the actual cost and expenses incurred in doing the said work, 
including interest or discount, as the case may be, on all 
monies borrowed under section two, and not theretofore 
included in any statement previously so filed, and within 
three months after the filing of any such statement, they shall, 
after such notice as they deem proper, and a hearing, ap- 
portion and assess upon said county an amount equal to 
forty per cent of such cost and expenses and upon the city 
of Beverly the balance thereof. The county commissioners 
shall file in the office of the said clerk of the courts a report 
of the apportionment and the clerk shall, within seven days 
thereafter, transmit a true and attested copy thereof to the 
treasurer of the said city, and said city shall pay its propor- 
tion of said cost and expenses, determined by the county 
commissioners as aforesaid, into the treasury of the said 
county, within such time as the county commissioners may 
direct but not later than ninety days after the date of filing 
of said report, together with interest thereon at six per cent 
per annum from the last mentioned date. If the city shall 
neglect or refuse to pay its proportion as aforesaid, the said 
county commissioners shall, after notice to it, issue a warrant 
against it for such proportion with interest from the date 
last mentioned, together with the cost of the notice and 
warrant, and the same shall be collected and paid into the 
treasury of said county to be applied in payment of such 
cost and expenses or in payment of the temporary loan or 
loans issued by the county under section two. 

Section 4. For the purpose of paying the county's 
ultimate share of said cost and expenses, the county treas- 
urer, with the approval of the county commissioners, may 
borrow from time to time such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding in the aggregate, fifty thousand dollars, and 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 295. 301 

may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, which shall Ess'lx^^Ba^ 
bear on their face the words, County of Essex, Bass River RiverBridge 
Bridge Loan, Act of 1929. l^o"'^''"^ 

Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and Loans, when 
such loans shall be payable in not more than ten years from payable, etc. 
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. Indebtedness in- 
curred by said county hereunder shall, except as herein pro- 
vided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of the General Laws. 

For the purpose of paying any amount assessed upon the city of Beverly 
city of Beverly under section three, said city may borrow money?7ssue 
from time to time such sums as may be necessary, not ex- bonds, etc. 
ceeding in the aggregate seventy-five thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words. City of Beverly, Bass River Bridge Loan, city of Beverly, 
Act of 1929. Each authorized issue shall constitute a Brfdg^lLoIn, 
separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more ^^t of 1929. ' 
than ten years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred by 
said city hereunder shall be outside the statutory limit, but 
shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws. The proceeds of loans issued by 
said city shall be paid into the county treasury of said 
county and, together with the proceeds of loans issued by 
said county under this section, shall be appHed to meet 
temporary loans of said county issued in accordance with 
section two or to pay said cost and expenses. 

Section 5. The expense of maintaining said bridge Maintenance 
shall, in the first instance, be paid out of the treasury of the °^ bndge, etc. 
county of Essex. The county commissioners of said county 
shall maintain said bridge and the said city shall operate 
the same. Said county commissioners shall annually, in 
the month of November, submit to the treasurer of the said 
city a true statement of the expense of maintenance of the 
said bridge, and within thirty days thereafter the said city 
shall pay into the treasury of the said county the amount of 
said expenses. If the said city neglects or refuses to pay issue of warrant 
the said expenses as aforesaid, the said commissioners shall, B^everiy°upon 
after due notice to it, issue a warrant for the same, with pay^^c** 
interest and cost of the notice and warrant, and the same 
shall be collected and paid into the treasury of said county 
to be applied in reimbursing said county for expenses in- 
curred by the county as aforesaid. 

Section 6. The county commissioners, acting in the County com- 
name and on behalf of said city, may purchase, or take by may'take^ 
eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General '""'^' ^^°- 
Laws, such lands and such rights and easements in land in 
said city, as may be required to carry out the purposes of 
this act. All expenditures made under authority of this 
section, including land damages, shall be included as a part 



302 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 296, 297. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



of the cost and expenses of reconstructing said bridge and 
its approaches. 

Section 7. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, 
during the current year, by the county commissioners of 
said county. Approved May 8, 1929. 



Chap.29Q An Act authorizing the town of great barrington to 

BORROW MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a central 
heating and ventilating plant for the Searles, Bryant and 
McTigue school buildings in the town of Great Barrington 
and of meeting the expenses incident to the installation of 
such plant, vSaid 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, twenty- 
five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes there- 
for, which shall bear on their face the words, Great Barring- 
ton School Loan, Act of 1929. Each authorized issue shall 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in 
not more than five years from their dates, but no issue shall 
be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than twenty 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 inside the statutory limit, and shall, except 
as provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in the 
first paragraph of section seven thereof as revised by chapter 
three hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved May 9, 1929. 



Town of Great 
Barrington may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Great Barring- 
ton School 
Loan, Act 
of 1929. 



Chap. 297 An Act to provide for the construction of a vehicular 
tunnel between boston proper and east boston. 



Transit de- 
partment of 
city of Boston 
to construct 
vehicular tun- 
nel under 
Boston harbor 
from point in 
Boston proper 
to East Boston. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The city of Boston, hereinafter called the 
city, acting by the transit department of the city of Boston, 
hereinafter called the department, shall proceed with the 
laying out and construction of a tunnel which shall consist 
of two or more roadways or lanes for vehicular traffic con- 
tained in one or two tubes, with or without physical con- 
nection, under Boston harbor from a convenient point or 
points in Boston proper to a convenient point or points in 
that part of the city known as East Boston, and with the 
laying out and construction of all facilities and appurte- 
nances incidental thereto, including plazas and street ap- 
proaches extending not more than one thousand feet from 
the tunnel entrances or exits as the department shall deem 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 297. 303 

necessary and desirable to facilitate the movement of traffic 
entering and leaving the tunnel. The word "tunnel" as Word "tunnel" 
used in this act shall connote the plural in so far as it may con- p'lura'i^'etc ^^^ 
sist of two tubes with or without physical connection. 

Section 2. The department shall immediately after the Department to 
effective date of this act make such preliminary investiga- ™nry Pnveg'^i- 
tions, surveys and plans as it may deem expedient and to g^tions, etc. 
that end the department, its employees or any other parties May enter upon 
acting with its authority may enter upon any lands, or places Ilea vkt^fns^ etc. 
without being liable in trespass, in order to make surveys 
and investigations, and may place and maintain marks and 
monuments thereon, and make borings and excavations and 
do all other acts necessary for the preparation of plans 
and estimates for said tunnel and other facilities and appur- 
tenances; provided, that compensation shall be recoverable Proviso. 
from the city under chapter seventy-nine of the General 
Laws for any actual damages caused by such acts. 

Section 3. The department may, for the purposes of °!;''^'"^jf°"*d 
this act, take and use without compensation public lands use public' 
and ways, except any wharves, piers or other structures of iTtc^mry*'^*' 
the commonwealth or any land of the commonwealth above ^^^^ ^''?^^. ,. 
low water mark, and the department may, for the said bliiidlngs'' " '"^ 
purposes, acquire on behalf of the city by purchase or other- easement's?'* 
wise, or may take by eminent domain under chapter seventy- estatesand 
nine of the General Laws or any other alternative method knd.^'t". 
now or hereafter provided by general law, lands in fee in- 
cluding buildings thereon, and easements, estates and 
rights in land, including the right to go under the surface 
thereof, or through or under buildings or parts of buildings 
thereon, or any leasehold rights, or other rights therein, or 
relative thereto; such takings in fee or otherwise may be 
made, whether the lands or other rights taken or otherwise 
affected are held under or by title derived by eminent do- 
main or otherwise, and the department may, for such pur- 
poses, acquire for the city by purchase or otherwise, or may 
take any property and rights of any kind deemed by it 
essential to the construction of said tunnel. A taking or Taking or pur- 
purchase under this section of an easement or other estate mentor other 
or right in a given parcel of real estate or any right taken, estate or right 
whether such parcel or other right taken consists of unim- Estate may hT 
proved land or of land and buildings or rights of any nature, t°o'ifSf'par°cS'"^' 
may be confined to a portion or section of such parcel or etc. 
right fixed by planes of division, or otherwise, below or above 
or at the surface of the soil, and in such case no taking need 
be made_of upper or lower portions, or other parts or sections 
thereof, except of such easements therein, if any, as the de- 
partment may deem necessary. The department shall, so Notification 
far as may be practicable, notify all known owners of takings'^'^etc^ 
such takings, but the validity thereof shall not be affected 
by want of such notice. Any person sustaining damage by Recovery of 
reason of property or rights, in property taken or injured by '^^'^^^^^' ®*°- 
the department under authority of this act, except public 
lands and ways which may be taken and used without com- 



304 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 297. 



Department 
may sell or 
remove build- 
ings on land 
taken: lease 
lands or rights 
in lands, etc., 
taken, etc. 



Disposition of 
proceeds of 
sales or leases. 



Department 
may order re- 
moval or re- 
location of 
surface tracks, 
conduits, pipes, 
wires, etc. 



Order to be 
deemed revo- 
cation of right 
to maintain 
such tracks, etc. 



Department 
may remove 
tracks, etc., 
upon failure 
of owner to 
comply with 
order. 



Removal and 
relocation of 
structures upon 
private lands. 



Shutting off of 
gas or electric 
current, etc. 



pensation as hereinbefore provided, shall be entitled to 
recover the same from the city under said chapter seventy- 
nine or under other provisions of law providing an alternative 
method of taking by eminent domain, as the case may be. 
The members of the department shall not be hable personally 
for any such damage. To such extent and under such con- 
ditions as the mayor of the city may from time to time de- 
termine, all action taken by the department under this 
section shall be with the written approval of the mayor. 

Section 4. The department may sell the buildings or 
other structures upon any lands taken by it, or may remove 
the same, and shall sell, if a sale be practicable, or if not, 
shall lease, if a lease be practicable, any lands or rights or 
interests in lands or other property taken or purchased for 
the purposes of this act, whenever the same shall, in the 
opinion of the department, cease to be needed for the said 
purpose. The proceeds of any such sale or lease shall be 
used for the payment of costs of construction and after 
construction is completed shall be paid into the sinking 
fund hereinafter provided for. 

Section 5. The department may order the removal or 
relocation of any surface tracks, and the removal or reloca- 
tion of any conduits, pipes, wires, poles, or other property 
located in pubhc ways or places, which it deems to interfere 
with the laying out, construction or operation of the tunnel 
and other facilities authorized by this act, and shall grant 
new locations for any such structure so removed or relocated. 
Such orders, to the extent specified therein, shall be deemed 
a revocation of the right or license to maintain such tracks, 
pipes, conduits, wires, poles, or other property in such pubhc 
ways or places, and the owner of any such structures in 
public ways or lands shall comply with such orders without 
expense to the city. If any such owner shall fail to 'comply 
with the order of the department within a reasonable time, 
to be fixed in the order, the department may discontinue 
and remove such tracks, conduits, pipes, wires, poles, or 
other property, and may relocate the same, and the cost of 
such discontinuance, removal or relocation shall be repaid 
to the city by the owner. No such discontinuance, removal 
or relocation shall entitle the owner of the property thus 
affected to any damages on account thereof. Any such 
structure in or upon private lands may be removed and 
relocated by the department, or, if removed and relocated 
by the owner thereof, the reasonable expense shall be repaid 
to him by the department. Any gas or electric lighting 
company shall shut off the gas or current from any pipes or 
wires affected by any acts done hereunder, so far and for 
such time as may be necessary to prevent the escape or 
explosion of gas, or other public danger. This section shall 
not apply to facilities on property of the commonwealth 
under the control of the department of public works or in- 
stalled under hcenses or permits granted by said department, 
except with its approval. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 297 305 

Section 6. The city may place in the tunnel such wires city m-iy place 
and apparatus as may be necessary for its pohce and fire- ra^usfntuM'd' 
alarm service, to be used, however, exclusively for such "oif^l^'if/fi'^ 
service and to be so placed as the department may determine, alarm service, 
but this privilege shall not extend to water pipes, except ^^°- 
such as may be needed for fire protection and other uses 
therein. 

The department may place and maintain or may grant Department 

. . ^ . , • ,1 1 • n^ay place, or 

permission to any corporation or person to place and mam- grant permis- 
tain within the tunnel ducts or other structures, to be so coTporatfon 
located as not to interfere with the safe and convenient f^r person to 
operation and maintenance of the tunnel and other apparatus other str^ucturL 
which the city is hereinbefore permitted to place therein, ^Yghm tunnel, 
and may contract with any such person or corporation for 
such permission or for the use of such ducts or other structures 
at such annual rate of rental as may be fixed by the depart- 
ment. The construction, maintenance and repairs of any 
such ducts or other structures shall be subject to such di- 
rections and regulations as the department may impose. 

Section 7. No contract for construction work or for the contract for 
purchase of apparatus, supplies or materials, the estimated wo"rk,'^etc'°" 
cost of which amounts to five hundred dollars or more, shall not to be ' 
be awarded by the department under this act unless pro- proposais"hatf 
posals for the same have been invited by advertisements in ^jged ^^tc^'^" 
at least one newspaper pubhshed in the city once a week for 
at least two consecutive weeks, the last pubhcation to be at 
least one week before the time specified for the opening of 
said proposals. Such advertisements shall state the time 
and place where plans and specifications of proposed work or 
supplies may be had and the time and place for opening the 
proposals in answer to said advertisements, and shall reserve 
to the department the right to reject any or all proposals. 
All such proposals shall be opened in public. No bill or Proposals to 
contract shall be split or divided for the purpose of evading fn public*^ 
any provision of this section. All contracts made by the contracts to 
department hereunder, where the amount involved is five be in writing, 
hundred dollars or more, shall be in writing, and no such ^^''' 
contract shall be deemed to have been made or executed until 
the approval of the mayor is affixed thereto. Any contract 2°"^, etc. 
made as aforesaid may be required to be accompanied by a 
bond with sureties satisfactory to the department, or by a 
deposit of monej^, certified check or other security for the 
faithful performance thereof, and such bonds or other se- 
curities shall be deposited with the city treasurer until the 
contract has been carried out in all respects; and no such 
contract shall be altered except by a written agreement of 
the contractor, the sureties on his bond and the department, 
with the approval of the mayor. 

Section 8. For the purpose of meeting the cost of the To meet cost 
tunnel, which shall include all expenses incurred in laying treasum-ma^y 
out and constructing the same and all facilities and appurte- issue and seii 

., ,, .,,. . , '^ '^ Donds ot 

nances incidental thereto, including plazas and street ap- city, etc 
proaches as described in section one, and all land damages, 



306 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 297. 



Traffic Tunnel 
Bonds, City of 
Boston, Act 
of 1929. 



Sinking fund 
for payment 
of bonds, etc. 



Proviso. 



Tolls, rents, 
etc., to be 
used to meet 
operating 
costs, etc. 



Tunnel to be 
operated as toll 
tunnel, etc. 



expenses of the department, such proportion of the salaries 
of the department as may in its opinion be properly charge- 
able thereto and all interest accruing prior to the use of the 
tunnel on debt incurred for the foregoing, the treasurer of 
the city shall, from time to time, on request of the depart- 
ment, with the approval of the mayor of the city and with- 
out any other authority than that contained in this act, 
issue and sell at public or private sale the bonds of the city, 
registered or with interest coupons attached, as he may deem 
best, to an amount not exceeding sixteen million dollars. 
Such bonds shall be designated on their face, Traffic Tunnel 
Bonds, City of Boston, Act of 1929, shall be for such terms, 
not exceeding fifty years, as the mayor and the treasurer of 
the city may determine, and shall bear such interest, payable 
semi-annually, as the mayor and the treasurer of the city 
may determine. Such bonds may be called, retired and 
cancelled by the city on any date upon which interest is 
payable on said bonds after twenty years from their re- 
spective dates, by payment by the city of the amount of the 
face of said bonds with any accumulated unpaid interest, and 
the bonds shall contain a statement to such effect. The pro- 
ceeds of such bonds shall be used only to meet the cost of the 
tunnel as hereinbefore defined. The debt incurred from time 
to time under the provisions of this act shall not be included 
in determining the limit of indebtedness of the city as 
established by law. The board of sinking fund commis- 
sioners of the city shall estabHsh a sinking fund for the pay- 
ment of the bonds issued under authority hereof. There 
shall annually be paid into such fund from tolls and charges 
or otherwise as hereinafter provided such sum at least as is 
necessary to provide for the payment of the principal of all 
such bonds at the expiration of fifty years from their re- 
spective dates; provided, that the first payment into said 
fund shall not be made prior to the expiration of one year 
after the entire tunnel is in operation. Upon and after the 
completion of the tunnel as aforesaid there shall also be 
paid into said fund the proceeds received from any sales or 
leases under section four and the balance of the proceeds 
of any bonds previously issued hereunder and no longer 
required for construction purposes. 

All tolls, rents, percentages, compensation and other 
charges received for any use of the tunnel shall be used by 
the treasurer of the city only to meet the operating costs 
and, subject to the provisions of section twelve, the excess in 
any year of such tolls and charges over operating costs shall 
be paid into said fund. 

Section 9. Upon the completion of the tunnel, the pub- 
lic works department of the city shall operate the same as a 
toll tunnel, and shall from time to time establish a schedule 
of tolls and charges for the use of the same, which, in the 
opinion of said public works department, subject to the 
approval of the department of public utihties, will pay all 
operating costs, which term wherever used in this act shall 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 297. 307 

include charges for adequate maintenance and upkeep, op- 
erating expenses including therein proper policing, lighting, 
and ventilating, interest on all bonds issued under authority 
hereof, and such annual amounts as are necessary to provide 
a sinking fund for the payment of the principal of such 
bonds upon the expiration of such period of time, not less 
than twenty nor more than fifty years after their respective 
dates, as said public works department, with the approval 
of the department of public utilities, shall from time to time 
determine. If in any year such schedule of tolls and charges 
should prove to be insufficient, the said public works depart- 
ment shall establish such tolls and charges as will provide 
sufficient revenue to meet any deficit; provided, that if in Proviso. 
the opinion of the said pubHc works department such new 
schedule of rates and charges would not result in an increase 
in revenue, then it may establish such new schedule of tolls 
and charges as it deems will produce the maximum revenue 
and any deficits resulting therefrom shall be met as pro- 
vided in section eleven. All schedules of tolls and charges Schedules of 
established under this section or under section twelve shall charge subject 
be subject to the approval of the department of pubhc to^approvai, 
utihties. The said public works department shall collect collection of 
such tolls and charges from the driver of each vehicle using toils, etc. 
said tunnel, and shall daily pay the same over to the city 
collector of Boston; provided, that no toll or charge shall P''°^'^o- 
be collected from the drivers of vehicles owned by the city 
or from drivers of ambulances. 

Section 10. In addition to the full credit of the city. Certain amount 
so much of all receipts from tolls and charges for or on ac- toils and*^^'^°'" 
count of the use of the tunnel as are required to be expended, topTym'lntlf'^ 
by the provisions of this act, for the payment of the prin- principal and 
cipal and interest of the bonds issued under section eight, as boud1i!'etc. 
and when the same become due and payable, are hereby 
pledged to such payment; and said provisions are hereby 
declared to constitute contracts between the city and the 
holders of said bonds within the meaning of section ten of 
Article I of the constitution of the United States, and a 
recital thereof shall appear on the face of said bonds. 

Section 11. If at any time during the operation of the Procedure when 
tunnel the receipts from tolls and charges as established toifJand™™ 
under section nine or twelve are insufficient to meet the sufficfenu'o'''' 
operating costs, including for sinking fund requirements, meet operating 
however, only such amount as is required by section eight, °°®*'®*^*'- 
the treasurer of the city is hereby authorized and directed 
to make payments on account of the same from any funds 
in the treasury of the city, including temporary tax loan 
funds but excluding trust funds. If for any year ending on 
the last day of June the operating costs, including for sinking 
fund requirements, however, only such amount as is required 
by section eight, exceed the receipts from such tolls and 
charges, the said treasurer shall notify the assessors of the 
city of the amount of such excess and the same amount shall 
be added to the amount to be raised by the city in the next 



308 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 298. 



Procedure when 
receipts from 
tolls and 
charges exceed 
operating 
costs, etc. 



Additional 
engineering 
employees. 

City to hold 
tunnel in its 
private or 
proprietary 
capacity, etc. 

Submission 
to city 
council, etc. 



annual tax levy. Any such amount shall be in excess of the 
limit imposed by law on the amount to be raised for mu- 
nicipal purposes by taxation in said city. 

Section 12. Whenever as of the last day of June in any 
year the receipts from tolls and charges as established under 
section nine or under this section exceed the operating costs, 
including sinking fund requirements on a basis of the pay- 
ment of all bonds issued hereunder at the expiration of 
twenty years after their respective dates, said excess shall 
be transferred to the general funds of the city so far as 
necessary to reimburse it for any amounts raised by taxation 
under section eleven. If any such excess occurs after the 
city shall have been reimbursed in full for all amounts so 
raised by taxation, the public works department shall, 
subject to the provisions of said section nine, establish a 
reduced schedule of tolls and charges, sufficient, however, to 
meet the operating costs. 

Section 13. The department may engage such addi- 
tional engineering employees as may in its judgment be 
required and are approved by the mayor of the city. 

Section 14. The city shall have, hold and enjoy in its 
private or proprietary capacity, as its own property, the said 
tunnel and the same shall never be taken by the common- 
wealth except on payment of just compensation. 

Section 15. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance on or before July first of the current year by vote of the 
city council of the city of Boston, subject to the provisions 
of its charter; but for the purpose only of such acceptance, 
it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 9, 1929. 



G. L. 262, § 
amended. 



Fees of wit- 
nesses before 
certain 
tribunals. 



Chap. 2QS An Act establishing the fees of witnesses before cer- 
tain tribunals. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and sixty-two of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
twenty-nine and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 29. The fees for attending as a witness before 
the general court, the supreme judicial court, the superior 
court, the land court, a probate court or court of insolvency, 
a district court, county commissioners, a trial justice, a 
referee, an arbitrator, the department of industrial accidents 
or the board of conciliation and arbitration, or on any other 
occasion for which no express provision is made, or allowed 
to persons, except the debtor, who are examined under 
section eighty-two of chapter two hundred and sixteen, 
unless fraudulent conduct is charged and proved against 
them, shall be one dollar and fifty cents a day, and five 
cents a mile for travel out and home; provided, that if the 
witness has a usual place of business or employment in the 
city or town where the court trial or hearing is held, travel 
shall be reckoned out and to such place of business or 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 299, 300, 301. 309 

employment, and not out and home. Each witness shall 
certify in writing the amount of his travel and attendance. 

Section 2. This act shall become operative September when operative. 
first in the current year. Approved May 9, 1929. 

An Act making the sale or exchange and, in certain Chap. 2^^ 

CASES, THE delivery OF ANY ARTICLE OF FOOD OR DRINK 
OR OF CERTAIN DRUGS CONTAINING WOOD ALCOHOL A 
FELONY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and seventy of the General Laws ^j^l^-^^jo, § 4. 
is hereby amended by striking out section four and inserting ''"'^" ® 
in place thereof the following: — Section 4- Whoever, him- Penalty for 
self, or by his servant or agent, or as the servant or agent ehanging.Tnd, 
of another, sells or exchanges, or has in his possession with |j" ,°fe^;]i,g ^'Jf^^- 
intent to sell or exchange, or knowingly delivers or has in his article of food 
possession with intent to deliver, any article of food or certain drugs 
drink, or any drug intended for internal use, containing ^°JJ,*^'Jj|."|qi 
any wood alcohol, otherwise known as methyl alcohol, either etc. 
crude or refined, under or by whatever name or trade mark 
the same may be called or known, shall be punished by a fine 
of not more than five thousand dollars or by imprisonment 
in a jail or house of correction for not more than two and one 
half years or in the state prison for not more than five years, 
or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Approved May 9, 1929. 

An Act authorizing the city of boston to pay a sum (7/|Qr),300 

OF money to the mother of FRANCIS P. o'fLAHERTY, ^' 

A MINOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral obli- ^,^*j: p^^y a'sum 
gation, the city of Boston may pay to Mary E. O'Flaherty, of'money to the 
mother of Francis P. O'Flaherty, a minor, a sum, not exceed- Fra*ncTs°p. 
ing one thousand dollars, for injuries caused by shots fired by ^'^j^^^'^^' 
a police officer of said city while attempting to apprehend an 
alleged automobile thief, said payment to be in full dis- 
charge of all obligations on the part of said city on account 
of said injuries. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submission to 
during the current year by vote of the city council of said city cound. etc. 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter. 

Approved May 9, 1929. 



An Act authorizing the city of boston to pay a sum Chap.301 

of money to the mother of JOSEPH p. COWAN, A MINOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral ^^^^ "iy^a su°m 
obligation, the city of Boston may pay to Margaret E. °fj^°p'],^yj*'' 
Cowan, mother of Joseph P. Cowan, a minor, a sum, not Joseph p. 

Cowan, a minor. 



310 Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 302, 303, 304. 

exceeding five hundred dollars, for injuries caused by shots 
fired by a police officer of said city while attempting to 
apprehend an alleged automobile thief, said payment to be 
in full discharge of all obligations on the part of said city 
on account of said injuries. 
ItylTounciVetc. Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by vote of the city council of said 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter. 

Approved May 9, 1929. 

Chap. 302 An Act ratifying certain votes of the town of billerica 

IN RELATION TO CERTAIN BUILDING INSPECTION LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Certain votes The votes of the town of Billerica, at its annual meeting 
Billerica in in the cuiTcut year, to revoke and repeal its acceptance of 
certahTbuiiding the provisious of chapter six hundred and fifty-five of the 
in.spection laws ^q^^ of nineteen hundred and thirteen, being an act to revise 
and codify the building inspection laws of the common- 
wealth, and to accept the provisions of sections three and 
six to twelve, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and forty- 
three of the General Laws, are hereby ratified to the same 
extent as if said town had been expressly authorized by law 
to pass said votes. Approved May 9, 1929. 

Chav.303 An Act relative to interrogatories in civil actions. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sniii'ded' ^ ^'' Section 1. Chapter two hundred and thirty-one of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
sixty-one and inserting in place thereof the following: — 

SgatoHes' hi*^"^ SecUon 61 . Any party, after the entry of a writ or the filing 

civil actions. of Q. bill or pctitioii, may interrogate an adverse party for the 
discovery of facts and documents admissible in evidence at 
the trial of the case. No party shall file as of right more 
than thirty interrogatories, including interrogatories sub- 
sidiary or incidental to, or dependent upon, other interroga- 
tories, and however the same may be grouped, combined or 
arranged; but for adequate cause shown, the court may allow 
additional interrogatories to be filed. The word "party", 
in this section, in sections sixty-two to sixty-five, inclusive, 
and in section sixty-seven, shall be deemed to include parties 
intervening or otherwise admitted after the beginning of the 
suit. 

Effective date. Section 2. This act shall take effect on the first day 
of September in the current year. 

Approved May 9, 1929. 

Chap. 304: An Act further regulating the taking and possession 

OF certain shellfish. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^c ^'amei'ided*' Chapter one hundred and thirty of the General Laws, as 
amended in section eighty-four by section two of chapter 



A.CTS, 1929. — Chap. 304. 311 

one hundred and thirteen of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section eighty-four and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 84- The aldermen or selectmen, if ^mJers^may"" 
so instructed by their cities or towns, may, except as provided regulate the 
in sections seventy-nine to eighty-three, inclusive, control, tain fish, etc. 
regulate or prohibit the taking of eels, soft-shelled clams, 
quahaugs, razor fitsh, so-called, and scallops within the 
same; and may grant permits prescribing the times and 
methods of taking eels and such shellfish within such cities 
and towns and make such other regulations in regard to 
said fisheries as they deem expedient. But an inhabitant 
of the commonwealth, without such permit, may take eels, 
soft-shelled clams, quahaugs, razor fish, and, from October 
first to the following April first, both dates inclusive, scallops, 
for his own family use from the waters of his own or any 
other city or town, not exceeding one half bushel of quahaugs 
and of soft-shelled clams, including shells, in any one day, 
or one bushel of each, including shells, in any one week, and 
not exceeding one and one half bushels of scallops, including 
shells, in any one week, and may take from the waters of 
his own city or town any of such shellfish for bait, subject to 
the general rules of the aldermen and selectmen, respectively, 
as to the times and methods of taking such fish; provided, P'"°"'''^°- 
that no person shall take scallops exceeding in quantity one 
and one half bushels, including shells, in any one week from 
the waters of any city or town by dredging without first 
obtaining a written permit from the aldermen or selectmen 
of such city or town. This section shall not authorize the 
taking of fish in violation of the provisions of sections forty- 
four and forty-five of chapter ninety-one of the Revised 
Laws. Whoever takes any eels or any of said shellfish Penalty, 
without such permit, and in violation of any of the foregoing 
provisions of this section, shall be punished by a fine of not 
less than three nor more than fifty dollars. This section ^^^51^^;^' 
shall not afi"ect section one of chapter two hundred and " 
fifty-five of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-three. 

Whoever shall take or have in possession quahaugs or Penalty for 

. . lskihe or DOS" 

soft-shelled clams less than two inches in longest diameter sessing certain 
to the amount of more than five per cent of any batch shall ^Jft-'lhefild'^ 
be punished by a fine of not less than three nor more than ciams, etc. 
fifty dollars; provided, that it shall not be unlawful to take Proviso, 
such quahaugs or soft-shelled clams or have the same in 
possession under authority of a permit, which the director is 
hereby authorized to grant, for replanting for seed pur- 
poses in waters or flats within the commonwealth. 

Approved May 9, 1929. 



312 



4cTS, 1929. — Chap. 305. 



Chap.S05 An Act relative to boarding homes for aged persons 

AND TO THE LICENSING AND SUPERVISION OF THE SAME 
BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE. 



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. 121, new- 
section 
after § 22. 



Licensing of 
boarding homes 
for aged per- 
sons by de- 
partment of 
public welfare. 

Rules and 
regulations. 

Revocation . 



Supervision and 
inspection. 



Deposit of 
bond, etc. 



Penalty, 



Who shall be 
deemed to 
maintain a 
boarding home 
for aged 
persons, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and twenty-one of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section twenty-two, 
under the title "BOARDING HOMES FOR AGED "PER- 
SONS", the following new section: ~ Section 22 A. The 
department may license any suitable person to maintain a 
boarding home for aged persons, may prescribe the conditions 
under which such a license may be granted and may make, 
and from time to time alter and amend, rules and regulations 
for the government of such homes. Every license issued 
under authority of this section shall be for the term of two 
years, but may be revoked by the department at any time 
for cause. The department shall have supervision of all 
such homes and may visit and inspect the same at any time 
and examine their accounts. Any person, other than a 
charitable corporation hereinafter referred to, proposing to 
enter into a contract to provide care incident to advanced age, 
for life or for more than five years, for any person over sixty 
years of age and not a member of his immediate family shall 
report that fact immediately to the department and shall, 
before entering into or receiving any consideration under such 
contract, deposit with the state treasurer a bond in a sum 
and in an amount satisfactory to the department, with 
sureties approved by the state treasurer, or, in lieu thereof, 
such amount of money or securities as the department de- 
termines, as security for the proper care as aforesaid of such 
person. Any person who maintains a boarding home for 
aged persons without holding a license hereunder, and any 
person licensed hereunder who violates any provision hereof, 
shall for a first offence be punished by a fine of not more than 
five hundred dollars and for each subsequent offence by 
imprisonment for not more than two years. Whoever, under 
his own name or under any other name or style, except a 
charitable corporation duly incorporated under the laws of 
this commonwealth, maintains a home in which three or 
more persons over the age of sixty years and not members 
of his immediate family are, for hire, gain or reward, by 
contract as aforesaid or otherwise, provided with care incident 
to advanced age shall be deemed to maintain a boarding home 
for aged persons for the purposes hereof. 

Approved May 10, 1929. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 306, 307. 313 



An Act relative to appointment to civil service posi- Chap. 306 

TIONS AS AFFECTED BY CONVICTION OF CRIME. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in part p^^^S!^ 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the pubhc convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-one of the General Laws, as amended in *^'- ^^f^^^'A^^ 
section seventeen by chapter thirty-six of the acts of nine- *" °' ^™^" '^ 
teen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by 
striking out said section seventeen and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 17. No person habitually ^®^gf,"giP^?"bie 
using intoxicating liquors to excess shall be appointed, em- for appointment 
ployed or retained in any position to which this chapter ""rv-ce'ilws. 
applies, nor shall any person be appointed or employed in 
any such position within one year after his conviction of any 
crime against the laws of the commonwealth; provided, that p^^'so- 
the commissioner may in his discretion authorize the appoint- 
ment or employment, within said year, of a person convicted 
of any of the following offences: — (1) a violation of any 
rule or regulation made under section thirty-one of chapter 
ninety; (2) a violation of any provision of said chapter ninety 
relating to motor vehicles, except those of sections twenty- 
three to twenty-five, inclusive; (3) any other offence for 
which the sole punishment imposed was (a) a fine of less than 
one hundred dollars, (6) a sentence to imprisonment in a 
jail or house of correction for less than six months, with such 
a fine or without any fine, or (c) a sentence to any other penal 
institution under which the actual time served was less than 
six months, with such a fine or without any fine. 

Approved May 10, 1929. 

An Act relative to the listing of voters in the city of Chap.307 

CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twelve of chapter two hundred and eighty-two i9i| (G^) 282. 
of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, as amended. 
affected and amended by chapter two hundred and thirty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is 
hereby further amended by striking out the third paragraph 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — If the board voter"^in^city 
of election commissioners, after investigation and report of Cambridge. 
by the chief of poHce or a police officer detailed by him, is 
satisfied that such statements are true, it shall give the 
appHcant a certificate that he was a resident of said city on 
said first day of April, or a certificate that he became a 
resident at least six months immediately preceding the 
election, as the case may be, which certificate shall state his 
name, age, occupation and residence on the first day of April 



314 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 308. 



in the current year or on the above date, as the case may be, 
and his residence on the first day of April in the preceding 
year; but no such apphcation shall be received, and no such 
person shall be listed or be given said certificate, between the 
twentieth day preceding, and the day following, a state or 
municipal election. Approved May 10, 1929. 



Chap 



G. L.32, § 89, 
etc., amended. 



Payment of 
annuities to 
dependents of 
policemen or 
firemen liilled, 
or dying from 
injuries re- 
ceived, in 
performance 
of duty. 



308 An Act relative to the payment of compensation to 
dependent fathers and mothers of policemen and 
firemen who are killed in the performance of duty. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, as 
amended in section eighty-nine by section three of chapter 
five hundred and four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four and by section one of chapter four hundred 
and two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
eighty-nine and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 89. If a member of the police or fire force of a city 
or town which accepts this section, or a member of the 
department of public safety doing police duty, is killed, or 
dies within six months from injuries received, while in the 
performance of his duty as such member and it shall be 
proved to the satisfaction of the mayor and city council or 
selectmen, or of the commissioner of public safety subject 
to the approval of the governor and council, as the case may 
be, that such death was the natural and proximate result 
of an accident occurring during the performance and within 
the scope of his duty as such member, and the attending 
physician or medical examiner shall certify to the city, town 
or state treasurer, as the case may be, that the death was 
the direct result of the said injury, there shall be paid except 
as hereinafter provided, out of the city, town or state treas- 
ury, as the case may be, to the following dependents of such 
deceased person the following annuities: To the widow, so 
long as she remains unmarried, an annuity not exceeding one 
thousand dollars a year, increased by not exceeding two 
hundred dollars for each child of such deceased person 
during such time as such child is under the age of eighteen 
or over said age and physically or mentally incapacitated 
from earning; and, if there is any such child and no widow 
or the widow later dies, such an annuity as would have 
been payable to the widow had there been one or had she 
lived, to or for the benefit of such child, or of such children 
in equal shares, during the time aforesaid; and, if there is 
any such child and the widow remarries, in lieu of the 
aforesaid annuity to her, an annuity not exceeding two 
hundred and sixty dollars to or for the benefit of each such 
child during the time aforesaid; and, if there is no widow and 
no such child, an annuity not exceeding one thousand dollars 
to or for the benefit of the father or mother of the deceased 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 308. 315 

if dependent upon him for support at the time of his death, 
during such time as such beneficiary is unable to support 
himself or herself and does not remarry. The total amount 
of all such annuities shall not exceed two thirds of the 
annual rate of compensation received by such deceased 
person at the date of his death. The amount of any such ^f®amS™unn°c 
annuity shall from time to time be determined within the 
limits aforesaid by the mayor and city council, the select- 
men, or the commissioner of public safety subject to the 
approval of the governor and council, as the case may be. 

In case the deceased was a member of a contributory re- Election of 
tirement system for public employees, the benefits provided deceased'war^ 
under this section shall be in the alternative for the benefits, ^Xibutw^ 
if any, provided by such retirement system for dependent retirement 
widows and children or for dependent fathers or mothers; ^y^^^m, etc. 
and the widow, or if there is no widow, the legal representa- 
tive of the children entitled thereto, if any, otherwise the 
father or mother in the order named, shall elect which 
benefits shall be granted. Such election shall be made in Election to be 
writing and shall be filed with the retirement board i^ '"^" "^^'^ °' 
charge of the system of which the deceased was a member and 
shall not be subject to change or revocation after the first 
payment of any benefit thereunder. 

Section 2. Said chapter thirty-two, as amended in g. l. 32, § 71, 
section seventy-one by section three of chapter four hundred «*<=•• ^^nended. 
and eighty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one and by section two of said chapter four hundred and 
two, is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
seventy-one and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 71. Subject to the requirement of election set Payment of 

.J T r 1 ■ • ^ j_ • T annuities to 

forth m the last paragraph oi section eighty-nme, ii any dependents of 
permanent or call officer of said police department is killed policew'fed! 
or dies within six months from injuries received while in ",■,'• ui^/j'/j.g™"' 
the performance of his duty as such officer and it shall be ceived, in 
proved to the satisfaction of the commission that such oFduty,''"*'^ 
death was the natural and proximate result of an accident subject, etc. 
occurring during the performance and within the scope of 
his duty as such officer and the attending physician or 
medical examiner shall certify to the state treasurer that 
the death was the direct result of the said injury, there shall 
be paid to the following dependents of such deceased officer 
the following annuities: To the widow, so long as she re- 
mains unmarried, an annuity not exceeding one thousand 
dollars a year, increased by not exceeding two hundred 
dollars for each child of such deceased person during such 
time as such child is under the age of eighteen or over said 
age and physically or mentally incapacitated from earning; 
and, if there is any such child and no widow or the widow 
later dies, such an annuity as would have been payable to 
the widow had there been one or had she lived, to or for 
the benefit of such child, or of such children in equal shares, 
during the time aforesaid; and, if there is any such child 
and the widow remarries, in lieu of the aforesaid annuity 



316 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 309. 



Determination 
of amount, etc. 



T'rovisions of 
G. L., 32, §89, 
in effect in any 
city or town, 
to continue in 
force until ac- 
ceptance by 
such city or 
town of § 89 as 
amended 
by this act. 

1928, 402, § 8, 
amended. 



to her, an annuity not exceeding two hundred and sixty 
dollars to or for the benefit of each such child during the 
time aforesaid; and, if there is no widow and no such child, 
an annuity not exceeding one thousand dollars to or for the 
benefit of the father or mother of the deceased if dependent 
upon him for support at the time of his death, during such 
time as such beneficiary is unable to support himself or 
herself and does not remarry. The total amount of all 
such annuities shall not exceed two thirds of the annual rate 
of compensation received by such deceased officer at the date 
of his death. The amount of any such annuity shall, from 
time to time, be determined within the limits aforesaid by 
the said commission. The provisions of this and the two 
preceding sections as to pensions or annuities for disability 
or death resulting from injuries received in the performance 
of duty shall apply to officers assigned to duty under the 
commissioner of public safety as provided in section four 
of chapter one hundred and forty-seven. 

Section 3. The provisions of said section eighty-nine, 
as in effect in any city or town immediately prior to the 
effective date of this act, shall, notwithstanding the pro- 
visions of this act, continue in full force and effect therein 
until the acceptance by such city or town of said section 
eighty-nine, as amended by this act. 

Section 4. Section eight of said chapter four hundred 
and two is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence. 

Approved May 10, 1929. 



Chap.S09 A-N Act regulating the salaries of the mayor and city 

COUNCILLORS IN CITIES OPERATING UNDER PLAN D OF THE 
STANDARD FORMS OF CITY CHARTERS. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would, in part, 
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: 



G. L. 43, § 88, 
amended. 



Section eighty-eight of chapter forty-three of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the second line, 
the word "two" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
three, — by striking out, in the seventh and eighth lines, 
the words "five hundred" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — seven hundred and fifty, — and by adding at the 
end thereof the following new sentence : — Notwithstanding 
the foregoing provisions of this section, the initial establish- 
ment of the salaries of the mayor and other city councillors 
after the adoption of plan D may take effect in the year 
when established and in accordance with the vote establish- 
fn cTty opTr-''°' Jng the Same, — so as to read as follows: — Section 88. The 
ating under mayor shall receive for his services such salary as the city 
standard forms couucil shall by Ordinance determine, not exceeding three 
of city charters, j^hgusand dollars, and shall receive no other compensation 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 310, 311. 317 

from the city. His salary shall not be increased or diminished 
during the term for which he is elected. 

The council may by a vote of not less than three members, Salary of city 
taken by yeas and nays, establish a salary for its members, ''°""''' °"- 
not exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars each. Such 
salary may be reduced, but no increase therein shall be made 
to take effect during the year in which the increase is voted. 
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, 
the initial establishment of the salaries of the mayor and 
other city councillors after the adoption of plan D may take 
effect in the year when established and in accordance with the 
vote establishing the same. Approved May 11, 1929. 



An Act authorizing certain expenditures for flori- Chav.ZlO 

CULTURAL RESEARCH AT THE MARKET GARDEN FIELD 
station in WALTHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

For the construction and equipping of buildings at the Massachusetts 
market garden field station in Waltham, to be used for the coUeg^emay 
purposes of floricultural research, there may be expended, tamsumfor' 
under the direction of the trustees of the Massachusetts floHcuiturai 
agricultural college, such sum, not exceeding fifteen thousand marke*t garden 
dollars, as may hereafter be appropriated. fnWaithim 

Approved May 11, 1929. 



An Act authorizing the town of tewksbury to supply Chav.^W 

ITSELF AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH WATER, AND TO BUY 
WATER FROM OR SELL W^ATER TO THE TOWNS OF WILMING- 
TON AND ANDOVER, THE CITY OF LOWELL AND THE COM- 
MONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Tewksbury may supply itself lewksbury 
and its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of may supply 
fires and for domestic and other purposes; may estabhsh inj^ahit"ntV 
fountains and hydrants, relocate or discontinue the same, ^'"^^ '^'^^^^' ^^'^■ 
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, or^'a^cquTre, *'*''^ 
may lease, or take by eminent domain under chapter seventy- certain waters 

• !• A^ /-~\ IT • t u xl- within limits 

nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or other- of town. 
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 Proviso, 
water which may be taken shall from time to time be deter- 
mined by vote of the town; and also may take by eminent 
domain under said chapter seventy-nine, or acquire by pur- 
chase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of way and 
easements necessary for collecting and storing such water and 



318 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 311. 



Proviso. 



May erect 
proper dams, 
buildings, etc. 



May construct 
wells, lay con- 
duits, pipes, etc. 



Restrictions as 
to entry upon 
railroad lo- 
cations, etc. 



Town may 
buy water from 
or sell water 
to the common- 
wealth, or to 
any munici- 
pality men- 
tioned in § 10, 
etc. 



Control, etc., of 
property by 
board of water 
commissioners. 



Recovery of 
damages. 



Proviso. 



protecting and preserving the purity thereof and for con- 
veying the same to any part of said town; provided, that 
no source of water supply and no lands necessary for pro- 
tecting and preserving the purity of the water shall be taken 
without first obtaining the advice and approval of the depart- 
ment of public health, and that the location of all dams, 
reservoirs, wells or filter galleries, filtration plants or other 
works 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, 
pumping and filtration plants, buildings, standpipes, fix- 
tures 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 effective water works; and for that purpose may con- 
struct 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, main- 
taining, operating 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, 
highways or other ways 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 locations 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 department 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 the commonwealth or any 
such municipality for such periods of time, in such manner, 
on such terms and conditions and in such amounts as said 
town may from time to time by vote determine, and for the 
purpose aforesaid the said town, by its board of water com- 
missioners, 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 land, water rights and other property 
taken or acquired under this act, and all works, buildings and 
other structures erected or constructed thereunder, shall be 
managed, improved and controlled by the board of water 
commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner as 
they shall deem for the best interest of the town. 

Section 4. Any person or corporation injured in his or 
its property by any action of said town or board under this 
act may recover damages from said town under said chapter 
seventy-nine; provided, that the right to damages for the 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 311. 319 

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 Town may issue 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be in- ^o"*^*- ^^°- 
curred under the provisions of this act, issue from time to 
time bonds or notes to an amount, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, three hundred thousand dollars, which shall bear 
on their face the words, Town of Tewksbury Water Loan, Town of 
Act of 1929. Each authorized issue shall constitute a sepa- wlT^^Loan, 
rate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more than ^ct of 1929. 
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 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- °^ '°'*"' ^^°- 
ance 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 required 
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, Penalty for 
pollutes or diverts any of the waters taken or held under this water.'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 fine 
of not more than three hundred dollars or by imprisonment 
for not more than one year. 

Section 8. The said town shall, after its acceptance of fommisJiJnMs! 
this act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted or election, 
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 



320 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 311. 



Quorum. 

Vacancy, 
how filled. 



To fix water 
rates, etc. 



Net surplus, 
how to be used 



Annual, 
etc., reports. 



Rate at which 
town of Tewks- 
bury may 
furnish water 
to towns of 
Wilmington 
and Andover 
and city of 
Lowell to be 
agreed upon, 
etc. 



For purpose 
of supplying 
water, town of 
Tewksbury 
may extend 
its water pipes 
and mains, etc. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



by its vote. A majority of said commissioners shall con- 
stitute 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 
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 meeting of said town or until another 
person is qualified. 

Section 9. 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 appropriated to defray all operating expenses, 
interest charges and payments on the principal as they 
accrue upon any bonds or notes issued for water supply pur- 
poses. If there should be a net surplus remaining after pro- 
viding for the aforesaid charges it shall be appropriated for 
such new construction as the water commissioners, with the 
approval of the town, may determine upon, and in case a 
surplus should remain after payment for such new construc- 
tion the water rates shall be reduced proportionately. All 
authority vested in said commissioners by the foregoing 
provisions of this section and by section three shall be sub- 
ject to the provisions of section eight. Said commissioners 
shall annually, and as often as the town may 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 Tewksbury may furnish and 
sell water to the towns of Wilmington and Andover and the 
city of Lowell, or any of them, or to the inhabitants of any 
such town or city, at a rate to be mutually agreed upon, at 
the boundary line between said town of Tewksbury and such 
town or city except as provided in section eleven; and said 
town of Tewksbury 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, or to the commonwealth, and said 
towns and city, or any of them, may extend their water 
mains and install other fixtures necessary or proper to re- 
ceive and distribute such water. 

Section 1L The town of Tewksbury, with the consent 
of the board or official having charge of the ways of any 
adjoining city or town, and for the purpose of supplying 
itself or any such city or town or the inhabitants thereof 
with water, may extend its water pipes and mains through 
or under any way of such city or town, and install such 
fixtures therein as may be necessary. 

Section 12. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters of the town of Tewksbury present 
and voting thereon at a town meeting called for the purpose 
within three years after its passage; but the number of meet- 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 312. 321 

ings 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 May 13, 1929. 



Chap.312 



An Act to prohibit or regulate the discharge of 
sewage or other polluting matter into the coastal 
waters of barnstable, dukes and nantucket counties. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The department of public health, hereinafter Department 
called the department, is hereby authorized and directed to may'^prohibTt*^ 
prohibit the entrance or discharge into or on any of the tidal or regulate the 
waters and flats in the counties of Barnstable, Dukes and sewage, etc. 
Nantucket, or the tributaries of such waters, of sewage or waters?/^' 
any other substance which might be injurious to the public Barnstable, 
health or might tend to contaminate any of said tidal waters Nantucket 
or flats from which shellfish are taken. counties. 

Section 2. The supreme judicial court or any justice court en- 
thereof, and the superior court or any justice thereof, shall fo»cement, etc. 
have jurisdiction in equity to enforce the provisions of this 
act and any order made by the department in conformity 
therewith. Proceedings to enforce any such order shall be Proceedings, 
instituted and prosecuted by the attorney general upon the •'n^gt^tutS 
request of the department. 

Section 3. Whoever permits the entrance or discharge Penalty, 
into or on any part of said waters or flats, or the tributaries 
of such waters, of sewage or any other substance injurious to 
the public health or tending to contaminate any area from 
which shellfish are taken shall be punished by a fine of not 
more than five hundred dollars. 

Section 4. In carrying out the provisions of this act, No interference 
the department shall not interfere with any prescriptive rcripttver^ght 
right of drainage existing on the effective date of this act, °^ig[f,Igo"n 
nor shall said department prohibit the use of any sewer or effective date 
drain or any outlet thereof existing on said effective date ° ^"^ ■^^■ 
unless authorized by law so to do. 

Section 5. The department shall, of its own motion or Department 
at the request of the officials of any town in or near which otiiSaTs^of Tny' 
said waters or flats are situated or of any factory or other asTobe'stmeaM 
establishment situated on or near said waters and flats, of rendering 
consult and advise with said officials as to the best practicable sewagrfrom* 
and reasonably available means of rendering harmless the ggt'^'bfi^hment 
sewage, waste or refuse from such town or establishment. 
In any case wherein the department determines that the 
best practicable and reasonably available means of disposing 
of such sewage, waste or refuse is to discharge the same into 
tidal waters from which shellfish are taken for use as bait 
only, the provisions of this act shall not apply. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May I4, 1929. 



322 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 313, 314. 



G. L. 90, § 19, 
etc., amended. 



Restrictions as 
to dimensions 
of motor ve- 
hicles and 
trailers. 



Chap. 313 An Act relative to the dimensions of motor vehicles 

AND TRAILERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety of the General Laws, as amended in sec- 
tion nineteen by section one of chapter one hundred and 
eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five and 
by chapter seventy-two of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section nineteen and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 19. No motor vehicle or trailer, the 
outside width of which is more than ninety-six inches or 
the extreme over-all length of which is more than twenty- 
eight feet, shall be operated on any way without a special 
permit so to operate from the board or officer having charge 
of such way or, in case of a state highway or a way deter- 
mined by the department of public works to be a through 
route, from said department; provided, that such width 
may be exceeded by the lateral projection of pneumatic 
tires beyond the rims of the wheels for such distance on 
either side of the vehicle or trailer as will not increase its 
outside width above one hundred and two inches; and pro- 
vided, further, that the extreme over-all length of such a 
vehicle or trailer when used in localities or on ways desig- 
nated by the said department may exceed twenty-eight feet 
but not thirty-three feet, and that, when used for the trans- 
portation of poles or single units of lumber or metal, such 
length may exceed twenty-eight feet but not sixty feet, 
except as authorized by a special permit granted as aforesaid. 
The aforesaid dimensions of width and length shall be in- 
clusive of the load. Approved May 14, 1929. 



Proviso. 



Dimensions to 
include load. 



Chav.ZlAi An Act further extending the time for completing 

the RAILROAD OF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD 
CORPORATION, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The time within which the Southern New 
England Railroad Corporation or its successor may com- 
plete and open its railroad for use is hereby further extended 
to April fifteenth, nineteen hundred and thirty, subject, 
however, to the conditions set forth in section one of chapter 
one hundred and seventy of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six, which conditions are hereby declared to be 
binding upon all successors to said corporation. 

Section 2. This act shall not take effect unless its pro- 
visions are accepted by vote of the board of directors of 
said corporation or its successor, and an attested copy of 
such vote is filed with the state secretary within thirty days 
after such acceptance; provided, that this act shall be void 
and of no effect unless said corporation or its successor shall, 
prior to December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty- 



Extension of 

time for com- 
pleting railroad 
of Southern 
New England 
Railroad Cor- 
poration, etc. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 315, 316. 323 

nine, repair to the satisfaction of the state department of 
pubhc works the bridges which carry pubhc highways over 
its location within the commonwealth. 

Approved May 14, 1929. 

An Act regulating the dealing in stock of trust com- (7/ia».315 

PANIES AND NATIONAL BANKING ASSOCIATIONS BY SAVINGS 
BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES IN THEIR SAVINGS DEPART- 
MENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Clause seventh of section fifty-four of chap- g.l. les, §54, 
ter one hundred and sixty-eight of the General Laws is hereby a'mende'd.'^' 
amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Seventh, In the stock of a Dealing in 

,. • jiiiii c 11- stock of trust 

trust company incorporated under the laws 01 and domg companies and 
business within this commonwealth, or in the stock of a rng'as"oci'^troM 
national banking association located in the New England by savings 
states and incorporated under the authority of the United companfes in"* 
States, which has paid dividends of not less than four per departments, 
cent thereon in cash in each of the five years next preceding regulated. 
the date of such investment and the amount of whose sur- 
plus is at least equal to fifty per cent of its capital; but a 
savings bank shall not hold, both by way of investment and 
as security for loans, more than twenty-five per cent of the 
stock of any one such company or association, nor shall it 
hold by way of investment stock of such companies and 
associations having an aggregate initial cost in excess of 
fifteen per cent of the deposits of such savings bank, or stock 
of any one such company or association having an initial 
cost in excess of one per cent of the deposits aforesaid. 

Section 2. Investments by a savings bank or by a Certain invest- 
trust company in its savings department in the stock of any dated, etc!' 
one trust company or national banking association made 
prior to the fifth day of July, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight, amounting in aggregate par value to not exceeding 
one hundred thousand dollars, if otherwise valid, are hereby 
validated. This act shall not invalidate any investment in 
the stock of such a company or association legally made 
prior to the effective date hereof. 

Approved May 15, 1929. 

An Act relative to the jurisdiction of district courts (7/ia7?.316 

FOR civil business. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and eighteen of the G.L.218, §19, 
General Laws, as amended in section nineteen by section ®*'=''^'"^" ® • 
twelve A of chapter five hundred and thirty-two of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-two and by section one 
of chapter fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section nineteen and inserting in place thereof the fol- 



324 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 316. 



District courts. 

Civil jurisdic- 
tion in general. 



G. L. 218, §20, 
etc., amended. 



District courts. 

Writs of 
scire facias. 



G. L.231, § 104, 
amended. 



Removal from 
Boston mu- 
nicipal court. 

Claims of trial 
by jury, etc. 



lowing: — Section 19. District courts shall have original 
jurisdiction concurrent with the superior court of actions of 
contract, tort and replevin, and also of actions in summary 
process under chapter two hundred and thirty-nine and 
proceedings under section forty-one of chapter two hundred 
and thirty-one. 

Section 2. Section twenty of said chapter two hundred 
and eighteen, as amended by section two of said chap- 
ter fifty-seven, is hereby further amended by striking out 
the last sentence, — so as to read as follows: — Section 20. 
District courts may issue writs of scire facias against execu- 
tors and administrators upon a suggestion of waste after a 
judgment against them and also against bail taken in a civil 
action before them, and proceed to judgment and execution 
as the superior court might do in like cases. Such writs 
shall be served not less than seven days before the return 
day, which shall be not more than sixty days after the date 
thereof. 

Section 3. Chapter two hundred and thirty-one of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
one hundred and four and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section IO4. No other party to such action 
shall be entitled to an appeal. In lieu thereof, in any 
such action in which the debt or damages demanded or 
the value of the property detained does not exceed the 
jurisdictional limit of said municipal court effective im- 
mediately prior to September first, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, any such party may, within two days after the 
time allowed for entering his appearance, file in said court 
a claim of trial by jury, and an affidavit by his counsel of 
record, if any, and if none, the affidavit of such party, that 
in his opinion there is an issue of fact requiring trial in the 
cause, and that such trial is in good faith intended, together 
with the sum of three dollars for the entry of the cause in 
the superior court, and a bond in the penal sum of one 
hundred dollars, with such surety or sureties as may be ap- 
proved by the plaintiff or the clerk or an assistant clerk of 
said municipal court, payable to the other party or parties 
to the cause, conditioned to satisfy any judgment for costs 
which may be entered against him in the superior court in 
said cause within thirty days after the entry thereof; and, 
in lieu of such an appeal in any such action in which the 
debt or damages demanded or the value of the property 
detained exceeds the jurisdictional limit as aforesaid, any 
such party may, within two days after the time allowed for 
entering his appearance, file in said court a claim of trial 
as to all parties by the superior court, with or without jury, 
and an affidavit by his counsel of record, if any, and if none, 
the affidavit of such party, that in his opinion there is an 
issue of fact or law requiring trial in the cause, and that such 
trial is in good faith intended, together with the sum of three 
dollars for the entry of the cause in the superior court, and 
a bond as hereinbefore provided. The clerk shall forth- 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 317. 325 

with transmit the papers and entry fee in the cause to the 
clerk of the superior court, and the same shall proceed as 
though then originally entered there, but, if a trial by jury 
is claimed, may be marked for trial upon the lists of causes 
advanced for speedy trial by jury. 

Section 4. In construing said section one hundred and ^cfionaiTimit 
four, as applying to district courts other than the mu- of said munic- 
nicipal court of the city of Boston under the provisions of s^airmwin in 
section one hundred and ten A of said chapter two hun- construing §io4. 
dred and thirty-one, the words "jurisdictional limit of said 
municipal court" shall mean the jurisdictional limit of such 
other district courts. 

Section 5. This act shall become operative on September when operative, 
first of the current year. Approved May 15, 1929. 

An Act providing for the dredging by the department Chap.S17 

OF PUBLIC WORKS OF COMMERCIAL POINT CHANNEL IN 
DORCHESTER BAY, OF A CHANNEL LEADING FROM SAID 
CHANNEL TO THE LANDING OF THE DORCHESTER YACHT 
CLUB AND OF CERTAIN FLATS IN SAVIN HILL BAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The department of public works is hereby authorized and °ubiic*woHi*s°^ 
directed to dredge Commercial Point channel in Dorchester may dredge 
bay, between Commercial Point and the tracks of the New poi^rchannei 
York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, for a width of not baj^a'^chlnnei 
less than one hundred feet on the bottom and to a depth of 'wading from 
not less than twelve feet at mean low water, to dredge the to'theitnding 
channel leading from said Commercial Point channel to the chMter^a'cht 
landing of the Dorchester Yacht Club for a width of not less ciub and . 
than fifty feet on the bottom and not less than six feet deep slvfn'kiu bay. 
at mean low water, and to dredge the flats, in that part of 
Dorchester bay known as Savin Hill bay, adjacent to the 
fining made for the Old Colony boulevard and on both sides 
of said Commercial Point channel to a depth of three feet at 
mean low water, the area on the northerly side of said channel 
being located between said Old Colony boulevard and the 
bathing beach at Savin Hill playground and the area on the 
southerly side of said channel being located between said 
Old Colony boulevard and the channel leading to the landing 
of the Dorchester Yacht Club, said dredging to be not nearer 
than a distance of seventy feet from the present high water 
line at the filling made for said Old Colony boulevard. 
Subject to appropriation, said department may expend for Expenditure, 
the purposes of this act the sum of one hundred forty-seven 
thousand five hundred dollars, which sum shall be appor- 
tioned as follows: — From the port of Boston receipts, 
twenty-eight thousand one hundred and twenty-five dollars, 
and the remainder to be considered as a part of the cost 
of the Old Colony boulevard, so-called, and to be divided 
as follows: — fifty-nine thousand six hundred eighty-seven 
dollars and fifty cents from the Highway Fund, and fifty-nine 
thousand six hundred eighty-seven dollars and fifty cents 



326 



Acts, 1929. — Chaps. 318, 319. 



to be assessed upon the cities and towns of the metropoHtan 
parks district in proportion to the respective taxable valua- 
tions of the property of said cities and towns, as defined in 
section fifty-nine of chapter ninety-two of the General Laws. 

Approved May 15, 1929. 



G. L.9, § 1, 
amended. 



State secretary, 
salary, etc. 



Chap.Z\S An Act establishing the salary of the secretary of 

THE commonwealth AND PROHIBITING THE COLLECTION 
OF CERTAIN FEES IN HIS DEPARTMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter nine of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the third line, 
the word "six" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
seven, — so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . There shall 
be a department of the state secretary under his supervision 
and control, organized as provided in this chapter. The 
state secretary shall receive a salary of seven thousand 
dollars. He shall make a quarterly return on oath to the 
governor and council of all fees of office received by him, 
and give to the state treasurer a bond, in a penal sum and 
with sureties approved by the governor and council, con- 
ditioned satisfactorily to account for all money received 
by him in his official capacity. 

Section 2. Section three of chapter two hundred and 
twenty-two of the General Laws is hereby amended by add- 
ing at the end thereof the following new sentence : — Neither 
the state secretary, nor any officer or employee in his de- 
partment, acting as such a commissioner shall charge any 
fee for administering such an oath. 

Section 3. The increase in salary provided for by this 
act shall not take effect until an appropriation has been 
made sufficient to cover the same and then as of June first 
in the current year. Approved May 15, 1929. 



G. L. 222, § 3, 
amended. 

Collection of 
certain fees 
prohibited. 



When to 
take effect. 



C/iap.319 

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 
law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public 
convenience. 



Certain cor- 
porations 
dissolved. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Such of the following named corporations as 
are not already legally dissolved are hereby dissolved, sub- 
ject to the provisions of sections fifty-one and fifty-two of 
chapter one hundred and fifty-five of the General Laws : — 

A. & H. Dress Co., A. Bonfigho Company, A. C. Holmes, 
Inc., A. C. Lewis Leather Company, A. Doda Co., Inc., 
A. E. Copp Company, A. F. Bourque, Inc., A. F. Wastcoat, 
Incorporated, A. Fisher & Son, Inc., A. H. Atwood Co., 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 319. 327 

A. H. Tutin Co. Inc., A. Hankey & Company, Incorporated, ^^1^'^^^°'" 
A. J. Bates Company, A. J. Beaumier Company, A. J. Com- disaoived. 
pany, A. L. Sayles & Sons Company, A-1 Painting and 
Decorating Co., Inc., A. Skolnik, Inc., A. T. Stuart Realty 
Corporation, A. W. Rogers Electric Company, Inc., Abbott 
Realty Company, Aberdeen Laundry Company, Acme Motor 
Devices Company, Acme Shoe Co. Inc., Adams Warehouse 
Co., Adaskin Furniture Company of Worcester, Advance 
Aircraft Company, Aerial Advertising, Inc., Aero Inn As- 
sociates, Inc., Al-By Garage Company, Al. Knox Shoe Co. 
Inc., Alan Shepard & Co., Inc., Alba Restaurant, Inc., 
Albert E. Heustis, Incorporated, Albert F. Baldwin Com- 
pany Inc., Albert's Incorporated, Aldemite Roofing & Paint- 
ing Company, Alexander Strauss Incorporated, Alexander's 
Fashion Shop, Inc., Alfred Securities Corp., All Metal 
Company, Inc., AU-Nu Products Co., Allen Sales Com- 
pany, Incorporated, Alta Clothing, Inc. of Boston, Alton 
Footwear, Inc., Altshuler Raincoat Company, Alwood Oil 
Burner Company, The, American Fancier and Stockkeeper 
Company, The, American Finance Company, American 
Horsemobile Company, American Liberty Loan Co., Inc., 
American Linseed Company, American National-Security 
Company, American Optical Company do Brazil, American 
Players Film Company, American Reclamation Company, 
American Record Manufacturing Co., American Sand Blast 
Company of Boston, American Solvents & Chemical Corpo- 
ration of Massachusetts, American Storage Battery Com- 
pany, The, American Storage Warehouse Co., American 
Wet Wash Laundry Company, The, Ames Nowell, Incorpo- 
rated, Amesbury Seat Mfg. Company, Ancienne France, 
Ltd. of Salem, Mass., Ancona Company, The, Anderson Fire 
Brick Company, Angus Engineering Company, Incorporated, 
Annite Products of New England, Inc., The, Anthony B. 
Cassedy Inc., Anthony H. Brackett & Co., Inc., Appliance 
Merchandising Corporation, Arcade Finance Corporation, 
Arco Insurance Agency, Inc., Arkayar Rubber Products 
Corp., Arnold J. Booth Realty Co., Arrow Haulage Com- 
pany, Art-Line Shoe Co., Arthur F. Bent Company, Arthur 
T. McGilvreay Co., Ashfield Co-operative Creamery As- 
sociation, The, Ashland Manufacturing Company, Ashley 
Read Equipment Company, Ashmont Motor Company, Asia 
Sales Company, Inc., Associated Building Crafts, Inc., 
Associated Contractor, Inc., The, Associated First National 
Pictures of New England, Inc., Associated Growers of 
Sterling Apples, Inc., Associated Producers, Inc., Associated 
Tire Corporation, Atkinson Shoe Company, Atlantic Cone 
Company, The, Atlantic Market Co., Inc., Atlantic Oil 
Corporation, Atlantic States Warehouse & Cold Storage 
Company, Atlantic Tire Company, Atlas Auto Service 
Corporation, Atumba Minerals Corporation, August E. 
Francini & Co., Inc., Austin Baldwin & Co., Inc., Auto 
Rental, Inc., Automatic Credit Company, The, Automatic 
Ordnance L't'd., Automobile Accessory and Radio Com- 



328 Acts, 1929. — Chap. 319. 

Certain cor- pany, Avoii Lumber Company, The, Ayer I^rivate Hospital, 

di'sToVved. Incorporated, Ayer Tanning Company. 

B. & B. Company, B & G Realty Company, B & J Phar- 
mac}^ Inc., B & M Construction Company, B and S Shop, 
Inc., The, B and X Lunch, Inc., B. B. & R. Knight, Inc., B. 
J. & A. B. Theatre Corporation, B. J. Brimmer Company, 
B. Silverman & Son, Inc., Back Bay Auto Renting Company, 
Back Bay Public Market Co., Balcom and Dion Inc., Bank- 
ers Discount Corporation, Bankers Realty Company, 
Barnard Brothers Company, Barnet Leather Co., Inc. of 
Massachusetts, Barron Cohen Co., Bass Point Company, 
Bay State Auto Repair Co. Inc., Bay State Brick & Stone 
Co., Bay State Garter Company, Bay State Research & 
Manufacturing Co., Inc., Bay State Rubber Co., Bay State 
Wall Paper Company, Bay State Yellow Cab Co. of Chelsea, 
Bazley Engineering Co., Inc., Beacon Creamery Company, 
Beacon Dry Goods System Inc., Beacon Rathskellar, Inc., 
Beacon Undergarment Co., Bean Construction Co., Incor- 
porated, Beatrice Creamery Company, Beauty Top Lift 
Company, Beaver Drug Company, Becker Fur Co., Inc., 
The, Beckwith Motor Company, Bedford Woolen Mills, 
Beede, Inc., Belding-Hall Electrice Corporation of New 
England, Belger Company, Inc., The, Belleaire, Incorporated, 
Bellingham Shoe Manufacturing Company, The, Bellow 
Drug Store Incorporated, Belmont Nash Co., Inc., Belmont 
Spa Inc., Belvidere Woolen Company, Benchley Brothers, 
Inc., Bender, Wickstrom & Company, Inc., Benj. Pope & 
Edgar W. Cottle, Inc., Bentwood Novelty Company, 
Berkeley Construction Co. Inc., Berkshire Company, The, 
Bernard Motor Company, Bernhard-Crowe Manufacturing 
Company, Bernstein-Kramer Company, Bethel-Player Co. 
Inc., Better Service Company, Bickford Operating Corpora- 
tion, Billings Dental Company, Bilt-Rite Oil Burner Com- 
pany, Biltmore Shoe Co., Birch River Gold Mines, Inc. of 
Ontario, Bishop and Babcock Company of Massachusetts, 
The, Blackburn-Martin Inc., Blake, Inc., Blanchard Instru- 
ment Company, Blotcher Dress Company, Blue Ribbon 
Laundry Co. of Brockton, Bob Malone Company, Inc., 
Bolton Worsted Mills, Inc., Bonded Home Bureau, Incor- 
porated, Bondholders Security Corporation, Bonoloid Cor- 
poration, Boothbay Harbor Contracting Company, Boston 
& New York Coach Co., Boston and Suburban Laundry 
Company, Boston Braid Manufacturing Company, Boston 
Chicle Company, Boston-Connecticut Motor Lines, Inc., 
Boston Cooperage Company, Boston Crown Co., Boston 
Machinery Company, Boston Market, Incorporated, The, 
Boston Mohair Velvet Company, Boston Motor Co., Boston 
Novelty Shoe Co., Boston Overland Company, Boston 
Potato Chip Co., Boston Rag Rug Company, Inc., Boston 
Sanitary Service Co., Inc., Boston Shipbuilding Company, 
Boston Telegram Company, The, Boston Typewriter Co. 
Inc., Boston Wood Heel Company, Boston Wood Heel 
Company of Framingham, Inc., Bostonia Cigar Company. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 319. 329 

Boyle & Bradley, Inc., Bojdston Bakery, Inc., Boylston Certain cor- 
Bottling Company, Boylston Drug Co., Inc., Boylston diL^soVvrd. 
Multigraphing Co. Inc., Bradshaw & Company Inc., Brad- 
smith Counter Company, Incorporated, Breezy Meadows, 
Inc., Brett Shirt Company, Brian E. Hawkes & Co., Inc., 
Brigham Circle Cab, Inc., Brightwood Manufacturing Com- 
pany, The, Brightwood Sales Corporation, Bristol Block 
Company, Broad Sound Holding Company, Broadway 
Amusement Company, Broadway Dry Goods Co., Broad- 
way Garage of Somerville Inc., Broadway Tire Service 
Company, Inc., Brockton Honeycrust Bread Co., Brockton 
Mowing Machine Cutter-Bar Company, Brockton Webbing 
Company, Brockway-Smith Corporation, The, Brookfield 
Woolen Company, Brookline Hotel Corporation, Brookline 
Taxi Co. Inc., Brookline Village Provision Co., Brownell 
Boston Company, Brownings, Inc., Browns Ticket Agency, 
Inc., Brunelle "Flowerland" Inc., Building Finishing Cor- 
poration, The, Bunker Hill Pharmacy, Inc., Business Ad- 
ministration Bureau, Incorporated, The, Business Invest- 
ment Corporation, Butkovitz Fur Company, Inc., Butler's 
Inc., Byron N. Sellers, Inc. 

C and I Transportation Company, Inc., The, C B Die 
& Machine Co., C. D. Kepner Company, The, C. E. Chapin 
Co., Inc., C. E. Robinson Company, Inc., C. E. Soule, Inc., 
C. E. Taylor's Express Inc., C. Ernest Hill Incorporated, 
C. L. Dutton Co., C. P. Thompson Company, Incorporated, 
C. S. Hardy, Inc., C. S. Scott Company, C. W. Dyer, Inc., 
Cadillac Berkshire Company, Cafe Bova, Inc., Cambridge 
Art Brass M'f'g. Co., The, Camp Mohican, Inc., Campbell 
Appliance Co., The, Canadian Club Beverage Company, 
Canton Company, Incorporated, Cape Cod Real Estate 
Operators, Inc., Capitol Chain Stores, Inc., Capitol Coat Co., 
Capitol Film Corporation, Capitol Manufactui'ing Com- 
pany, Inc., Capitol Operating Company, Capitol Theatre 
Company of Lowell, Carl T. Daley Co., Carmel Candy Stores, 
Inc., Carmine Zamarro Co., Carnoba Candies Inc., Carpen- 
ter Die & Tool Company, Carroll Manufacturing Company, 
Carson Shoe Co. Inc., Carter, Rice & Company, Inc. (1883), 
Cash & Carry Stores Inc., Casler's, Incorporated, Castle 
Square Players Incorporated, The, Castlegate Garage, Inc., 
Cedar Acres, Inc., Cee Curity Trunk & Bag Co., Celerundum 
Radio Products Co., Center Realty Corporation, Central 
Battery & Tire Service, Inc., Central Flag Company, Inc., 
Central Garage of Newtonville Incorporated, Central Mfg. 
Co., Inc., Central Mortgage & Investment Trust, Inc., 
Central Packing Co. Inc., Central Square Theatre, Inc., 
Central Star Automobile Co., Centre Department Store, Inc., 
Centrifugal Fan Company, Century Parlor Furniture Co., 
Chandler & Patten Co., Chapin Brothers, Inc., Charles A. 
Coombs, Inc., Charles A. Esty Paper Company (1915), 
Chas. A. G. Winther Co., Charles E. Moody & Co., Inc., 
Charles Frederick Company, Inc., Chas. H. Grover, Inc., 
Charles Hudson, Inc., Charles J. Roche, Inc., Charles L. 



330 Acts, 1929. — Chap. 319. 

porations"'^' Richardson Company, Charles 0. Timson Shoe Co., Chas. 

dissolved. W. Winslow, Incorporated, Charlsam Real Estate Co., 

Chase & Lyman Incorporated, Checker Inn Company, 
Chelsea Leather Company, Chester F. Gibbons Co. Inc., 
Chevaux Kid Leather Co., Chilton Corporation, The, Chimes 
Spa Company, Chisholm Development Company, Incor- 
porated, Chocolate Shop of Worcester, Inc., Cifre Drug 
Company, Citizens Finance Corporation (1925), City Fuel 
Securities Company, City Hall Sq. Motor Car Co., City 
Restaurants, Inc., Claire, Inc., Clarence P. Baxter Company 
Inc., Clark & Lee Company, The, Clark & Parker, Incor- 
porated, Claude E. Davis, Inc., Clement Company, The, 
Clifford Construction Co., CHfton B. Russell, Incorporated, 
Clinton Carpet Company, Chnton Corporation, Chnton 
Pants Company, Inc., Cloran & Moloney, Inc., Close Mani- 
fold Mfg. Company, Cochrane Print Works Company, 
Cocozella & Solar Inc., Coffee Pot, Inc., Coffee Shoppe, Inc., 
The, Cohen & Son, Inc., Cole & Harlow, Inc., ColHngwood 
Yarn Company, CoUis and Company, Inc., Collord Hardware 
Company, Colonial Blanket Mills, Inc., Colonial Investment 
Company, Colonial Trust and Discount Corporation, The, 
Colonial Wall Paper Co., Colonial Wood Heel Co., Columbia 
Advertising Company, Columbia Cafe Inc., Columbia Coffee 
Company, The, Columbia College Clothes, Inc., Columbia 
Films, Inc., Columbia Lacquer and Paint Company, Colum- 
bia Theatre Co., Columbus Pharmacy, Inc., Comans Com- 
pany, Inc., Comfort & Zavaha Shoe Trimmings Co., Comins 
Rubber Shoe Co., Commercial Buildings Corporation of New 
England, Commercial Protective Association, Inc., Common- 
' wealth Auto Body Service, Inc., Commonwealth Garage 
Inc., Commonwealth Real Estate & Investment Company, 
Inc., Commonwealth Wall Paper Company, Compressible 
Tube Incorporated, Conant Hospital Co., Conant, Houghton 
and Co., Incorporated, Conlon Prescott Co., Connecticut 
Valley Coach Co., Consolidated Electrical Companies, Inc., 
Consolidated Underwriters, Inc., Consumers' Supply Com- 
pany of Springfield, Contentment Farm Company, Con- 
tinental Bedding Company, Continental Realty Company, 
Converse Rubber Sales Corporation, Converse Rubber Shoe 
Company, Coolidge Hudson-Essex Co., Cooper's Spa, Inc., 
Copithorn Mfg. Co., Copley Investment Company, The, 
Copley Mortgage Corporation, Copley Square Market Inc., 
Corr Manufacturing Company, Cosmopolitan Theatres & 
Film Company, Inc., Cotton Research Company, Inc., 
Country Craft Manufacturing Company, Court Machine 
Company, Craig Fountain Pen Corporation, The, Craigie 
Circle Company, Crandon Wool Company, Credit & Audit 
Bureau of New England, Inc., The, Crescent Gardens, Inc., 
Crescent Natural Gas Corporation, The, Crown Confec- 
tionery Company, Crown Electrical Welding Company, 
Crown Hotel Company, Crown Mfg. Company, Crown 
Millinery Co., Crown Theatre Co., Inc., Cruise Shoe Com- 
pany, Cubicle Stores, Inc., Cunningham Burdwood Con- 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 319. 331 

struction Co., Cuptor Sales Company of New England, ^^l^ll^^l"'- 
Currier-Todd Company, Cushman Candy Company, Cus- dissolved. 
torn House Garage Company, Inc., Cutwell Inc., Cypress 
Pharmacy, Inc. 

D. A. Donovan Jr. Shoe Company, D. C. H. Co., The, 
Dadmun Co., Daily News Publishing Company, The, 
Dainties Sales Co., Inc., Danforth Farms Realty Corpora- 
tion, Darling's Garage, Inc., Darnstaedt-McGillivray Motor 
Company, D'Augusta Co. Inc., David J. Hurley Furniture 
Company, David J. Ingraham, Inc., David Mendelsohn, 
Inc., David W. Lewis Company, Davidson Mortgage Com- 
pany, Davis-Smith Company, The, Davis Warehouse Com- 
pany, Day Square Pharmacy, Inc., Deal & Hawkins, Inc., 
Dean Shoe Manufacturing Company, Decoma Leather 
Specialty Company, Decorative Metal Co. Inc., Delhud 
Coal and Supply Company, The, Devon Furniture Com- 
pany, Inc., Devon Shoe Co., Inc., Devonshire Bond and 
Mortgage Corporation, Devonshire Securities Corporation, 
Dexter Real Estate Company, Diamond Vaporizer Com- 
pany, Diamond Vaporizer Sales Inc., Diehl & Co., Inc., 
Dighton Stove Lining Company, Dillon Printing & Pub- 
lishing Co. Inc., Dime-Eat Sales & Service Company, Dis- 
count Company of New England, Dixon Steamship Com- 
pany, Doane & Williams Lumber Company, Dock Square 
Fruit & Produce, Inc., Dockham Publishing Company, 
Dr. C. W. King, Inc., Dr. I. Rosenberg Hanover Dental Com- 
pany, Domestic Oil Heating Company, Dominick G. Isernio 
Company, Dono Corporation of Massachusetts, Doody 
Vapor Heating Company, The, Door Control Engineering 
Company, Dorchester Auto Sales Co., Dorchester Iron & 
Metal Co., Dorchester Motor Sales, Inc., Dorchester Paige 
Jewett Company, Inc., D 'Orlando & Co., Ltd., Doyle & 
Lydon, Inc., Drake & Company, Inc., Drivurself Corpora- 
tion of New England, Du Pont Company, Inc., Dual Duty 
Pen & Pencil Company, Inc., Dubin-Kimball Co., Du- 
chemin Wrecking Co., Inc., Duchin Tailoring Co., Dudley 
Freeman Company, Inc., Dudley Hardware Co. Inc., 
Duffley-Rolfe Company, Dunn Land Company, Dunn, 
Richards and Tuller, Incorporated, Dupont Leather Goods, 
Inc., Durfee Piano Company, Inc., Dyer Company, The. 

E. B. Truax & Son, Inc., E. E. Wilson Company, E. H. 
Hosford Co., E. J. Berry Company, E. M. Fay Electric 
Company, Inc., E. Pappas Co., E. R. Grabow Company, 
Inc., Eagle Construction Company, Eameslea Real Estate 
Corporation, Earnest E. Smith, Incorporated, Earnsdale 
Worsted Company, Eastern Apple Company, Eastern But- 
ter Company, Eastern Coal and Coke Company, Eastern 
Electric Supply Co., Eastern Extract Company, Eastern 
Luggage Company, Inc., Eastern Rubber Co., Eastern Sal- 
vage Co., Eastern Tire Rebuilders Co., Eastern Tire Supply 
Co., Economy Plumbing, Lighting and Heating Supply 
Company, Economy Rug Works, Inc., Edgarton Mfg. Co., 
Edgartown Realty Company, The, Edie & Company, In- 



332 Acts, 1929. — Chap. 319. 

Certain cor- corporatccl, Edlo Laboratories, Inc. (1925), Edward M. 

dissolved. Alden Co., Edward Perkins Lumber Co., Edwards Furniture 

Company, Inc., Edwin C. Foss Inc., Ehrlich & Wolf Inc., 
El-Jobe-An Mutual Building Association, Inc., Eliot Lunch, 
Inc., Elizabeth Eaton, Inc., Elliot & Douglas Manufacturing 
Company, Elm Amusement Company of Danvers, Elm 
Amusement Company of Hudson, Elm Street Theatre Com- 
pany of Worcester, Elm Theatre Company, Empire Milli- 
nery Company, Inc., Endurance Mfg. Co. Inc., Enfield 
Dairy Inc., Ernest A. Hurd, Inc.; Esplanade, Incorporated, 
The, Essex Baking Company, Inc., Essex County Co- 
operative Dairy Association, Essex Drug Co., Essex Hosiery 
Co. Inc., Essex Shoe Company, Inc., Essex Wood Heel 
Company, Estes-Odell, Inc., Evans-Lawrie Company, Ever 
Sharp File Co. Inc., Everett Bronze and Aluminum Foundry 
Inc., Everett Motor Company, Everwell Associates, In- 
corporated, The, Everyday, Inc. 

F. A. Hermann Company, F. A. York Co., F. D. Kirby, 
Inc., F. E. Atteaux & Co., Inc., F. E. Earle Company, F. 
H. Thomas Company, F. L. Horton Corporation, F. P. Adams 
Company, Inc., F. T. Curley Company, Inc., F. T. Mor- 
combe Co., F. W. Pray Coal Company, F. X. DeLorey & 
Co. Inc., Fahey Leather Stain Co., Fairfield Shoe Co., 
Fairview Inn, Inc., Falcon Press, Fall River Produce Com- 
pany, Fall River Restaurant Company, Falls Dry Goods 
Company, The, Famous Cloak Company, Fannon's Tog 
Shops Inc., Farmers Co-operative Dairy Dealers, Inc., 
Fashion Parlor Furniture Company, Fashion Shop, Incorpo- 
rated, Federal Abrasive Works, Inc., Federal Coach Com- 
pany, Federal Truck Company of Boston, Federal Willow 
Furniture Manufacturing Company, Fenway Operating 
Company, Fibreboard Supply Company, Fidelity Clothing 
Co. Inc., Fidelity Realty Co., Inc., Fidlers' Inc., Fields 
Corner Olympia Co., Finance and Realty Corporation, The, 
Finnish Baths, Inc., First National Exhibitors Circuit of 
New England, Inc., Fiske Motors Inc., Fitchburg Bobbin 
Cleaning Machine Co., Fitchburg Brick Company, Fitz- 
Gerald the Druggist Inc., Fitzgerald Corporation, The, 
Fiumara-Watts Garage Company, The, Flagg Lunch, Inc., 
Flash-On-Advertising Co., The, Fhnt & Co. Inc., Florida 
Grape and Land Company, Florida-Massachusetts Com- 
pany, Florida Scenic Highlands Land Company, Forest 
Hills Construction Co. Inc., Forrest-Lydiard Co., The, 
Foster & Co., Inc., Fowle, Hibbard Company, Fox Furniture 
Company (1919), Frances H. Clapp Corporation, Francis 
C. Gagnier, Inc., Francis L. Stanley Company, Frank A. 
Andrews Inc. (1911), Frank A. Holby Corporation of Massa- 
chusetts, Frank J. Low Co., Frank R. Briggs Company, 
Frank R. Shannon Co., Franklin County Automobile 
Dealers Exchange, Inc., Frankhn Garden, Inc., Franklin 
Ice Company, Frankhn Motor Sales Co., Franz Bros., Inc., 
Fraternity Craft Co. Inc., Fred J. Land Incorporated, Fred 
K. Wells Sales Company, Fred S. Stewart Company, Fred- 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 3l9. 333 

erick C. Adams Inc., Freedman Bros. Shoe Co., Inc., Free- Certain cor- 
man Manufacturing Co., Inc., Fritz Carlton Hotel Company, diLToVvrd. 
Fuelite Natural Gas Company Inc., Fuller Construction 
Company, Fullum-Thorburn, Inc., Fulton Confectionery 
Company, Inc. 

G. B. Lawrence Company, G. E. Bliss, Inc., G. F. Red- 
mond & Company, Inc., G. Ferullo Company, G. J. Prew 
& Co., Inc., Gale & Co. Inc., Gardner Chair Company, 
Gardner Hardware Co., Garinger Motor Company, The, 
Garland, Inc., Garrett's Service Inc., Gateway Filling Sta- 
tion, Inc., The, General Auto Sales Inc., General Collection 
Bureau, Inc., General Fibre Box Company (1919), General 
Manufacturing Company, General Merchandise Corporation, 
General Phonograph Corporation of New England, General 
Tool and Stamping Company, Inc., George Alexiade & Sons 
Co., Geo. B. Creesy Co. Inc., George B. Dodge Co., Inc., 
Geo. B. Dowley Inc., Geo. D. Pearson Co., Inc., George F. 
McKenna & Son, Inc., George Morrell, Inc., George Turco 
Company, George W. Haynes, Inc., George Whitaker & 
Co. Inc., George's Lunch Inc., Gilbert & Freedlender Shoe 
Co., Gilchrest-Wallace Co., Inc., Gillespie Manufacturing 
Co., Inc., Gillette Autoparts Co. Inc., Girard Auto Renting, 
Inc., Glendale Laundry System, Inc., Globe Auto Body 
Service Corporation, Globe Cloak & Suit Co., Globe Enter- 
prise Company, The, Globe Importing Co., Globe Sanitary 
Laundry Company, Goldberg-Kolman, Inc., Goldberg's, 
Inc., Golden Distributing Corporation, Gong Wah Com- 
pany, Goniprow-O'Neil Co., Goodhue Leather Company, 
Goodwin, Quist and Graham Inc., Gordon Bankers' Pub- 
licity Corporation, Gordon Dress Company, Inc., Gordon's 
Central Sq. Theatre Company, Coward's Market Company, 
Grand Family Laundry, Inc., Granite Realty Co. Inc., 
Gray & Davis Corporation, Gray Brothers Construction 
Company, Gray Mercantile Agency, Inc., Gray Wood Heel 
Company, Great Eastern Products Company, The, Green 
Label Bottling Company, Grenier & Company Inc., Grimes 
Lunch Co., Grocers' Cash System, Inc., Groton Private 
Hospital, Incorporated, Groveland Shoe Co., Inc., Grueby 
Faience and Tile Company, Guarantee Roofing Company, 
The, Guiel & Bachand, Incorporated, Guild and Gray Inc., 
Gunning Iron & Brass Foundry, Inc., The, Gwendolyn's, 
Incorporated. 

H. & G. Dry-Goods, Inc., H. B. Bowl & Company, Inc., 
H. C. Davis Company, Inc., H. H. March Inc., H. J. Robert- 
son Company, H. L. Buss Company, H. L. Moore, Inc., 
H. N. Fish Company, H. R. White Co., H. Russell Burbank 
Co., The, H. T. Born Productions Inc., H. W. Peters Com- 
pany, Hagman Grinder Company, Inc., Hair-Rite Labora- 
tories, Incorporated, Hall Electrical Company, Hamilton 
Manufacturing Company, The, Hammond Reed Company, 
Hampden Plumbing and Heating Company, The, Hanipton 
Golf and Country Club Inc., HandyMit, Incorpo ated, 
Hanna Company, The, Harbor Machine Company, Harbor 



334 Acts, 1929. — Chap. 319. 

Certam^cor- gp^^ Inc, Harding Theaters, Inc., Hardshall Process, Inc., 
dissolved. Harmony Shoemakers Inc., Harold W. O'Leary Company, 
Harold's Radio Co. Inc., Harper X L Products Co., Inc., 
Harriette Inc., Harrington Sales Company, Inc., Harris 
Remedy Company, Harry Leshner Creamery Co., Harry 
M. O'Brien, Inc., Harry S. Gordon Leather Co., Hart & 
O'Donnell Company, Harvard Avenue Garage, Inc., Har- 
vard Building Association Inc., Harvard Restaurant Com- 
pany, Haskell-Bouchard Company, Haskell Quality Laun- 
dry, Inc., Haslam, Ward and Russell, Inc., Hassler New 
England Company, The, Haverhill Abattoir Company, 
Haverhill Acceptance Corporation, Haverhill Blacking Com- 
pany, Inc., Haverhill Juvenile Shoe Co., Haverhill Toplift 
Co., Hawthorne Bros. Inc., Hayden Motor Company, Hay- 
den's, Inc., Haymarket Electric Supply Co. Inc., Healy & 
Lyons Company, Heath & Company, Incorporated, Heath 
Real Estate Company, Helen Sacker, Inc., Hennessey Motors, 
Inc., Henry Whiton Inc., Herbert F. Allen, Inc., Hercules 
Oil Company, Inc., Hermann Liicke Co., The, Herron Cut 
Glass Works, Inc., Hertz Drivurself Stations, Inc. (Massa- 
chusetts), Hettinger & Hirbour, Inc., Hibel Fur Company, 
Hickmann & Reilly, Inc., Hickory Handle Co., Inc., High 
Grade Clothing and Furnishing Company, The, Hildebrand 
Machine and Electric Company, Hill Automotive Equipment 
Company, Inc., The, Hillcrest Farm Milk Company, Hindle 
Automatic Oil Feed Corporation, The, Hippocrates Company 
Inc., Hoehle & Johnson Co., Holbrook Cabot and Rolhns 
Corporation, Holden Textile Company, HoUiston Motor 
Sales Co., Holmes Electric Automatic Alarm Corp., Holyoke 
Insurance Service, Inc., Home & Real Estate Owners' Service 
Bureau, Inc., Home Appliance Service Company, Home 
Building Publishing Co., Home City Fuel Company, Home 
Owners Service Corporation, Home Repairing and Remodel- 
ing Corp., Home-Town Bakery Inc., Homer C. Perkins Co., 
Inc., Homer Foot Hardware Co. Inc., Homer Oil Burner 
Corporation, Hood Tire Sales Co., Hopewell Manufacturing 
Company, Hopkins & Lee Company, Hopkinson Japanning 
Company, Horn Shoe Company, Hotel Belmont, Inc., Hotel 
Metropolitan, Inc., Hotel Pharmacy, Incorporated, House- 
hold Accessory, Inc., Howe Taxi, Inc., Hoyt Construction 
Company, Hub Quilt Manufacturing Company Incorporated, 
Hub Restaurant, Inc., The, Hudson Brothers Wrecking 
Corporation, Hudson Building Company, Hudson Dyeing 
Company, Hudson Pictures Corporation, Hudson Shoe Com- 
pany, Huey Brothers Company, Hugh J. Bradley, Inc., 
Humboldt Amusement Co., Humboldt Manufacturing Com- 
pany, The, Humboldt Theatre, Inc., Humphreys Sanborn 
Incorporated, Hunneman Service, Inc., Huntington Motor 
Mart, Inc., Hunton & Hoxie Co., Inc., Huron Avenue Drug 
Company, Hyde Square Hardware Company, Hydro Manu- 
facturing Company, The, Hygrade Laundry Inc., Hynes 
and Carph Co., Inc., The. 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 319. 335 

I. Charak Company, I. E. Hill & Co., Inc., I. H. Wiley Certain cor- 
Waxene Company, I. Holtz Shoe Company, I. N. Chase d°sToVved. 
Lumber Co., Ideal Financing Association, Inc. (5/12/25), 
Ideal Five and Ten Cent Grocery Stores, Inc., Ideal Garage 
Co., Ideal Ladies Garment Shop, Inc., Ideal Upholstering 
Co. Inc., Imp Burner Company, Imperial Productions, Inc., 
Independent Fibre Company, Independent Lunch, Inc., 
Independent Taxi Company of Cambridge, Inc., Indessi 
Ice Cream Co., Ingalls Garage Inc., Institute of Agriculture, 
Inc., The, Intercontinental Fibre Co., Interior Advertising 
Company, Inc., International Bond & Security Company, 
International Furniture Co., Inc., International Gypsum 
Company, Inc., The, International Manufacturing Com- 
pany, International Optical Corporation, The, International 
Supply Company, Inc., Interstate Commission Company, 
Interstate Stage Lines, Inc., Interstate Transit Co. Inc., 
Investment Sales Corporation, Investors' Guaranty Cor- 
poration of New England, Irwin Corporation, Italian & 
American Products Exchange, Inc. 

J. E. Laj^cock Company, J. F. Howard, Incorporated, J. 
F. Kimball & Companj^, Inc., J. Falkson & Co. Inc., J. H. 
Mitchell Co., J. L. Provost Co. Inc., J. Lipsky Co., Inc., 
J. Murray Quinby, Inc., J. R. Estabrook Construction Com- 
pany, J. Rubin Co. Inc., J. Solin Co., Inc., J. Stanley Gal- 
lagher, Inc., J. W. Fletcher Pharmacy, J. W. Yates Inc., 
Jacob Dreyfus & Sons Company, Jacobs, Whitcomb Com- 
pany, James A. Ross, Inc., James F. McGrath Company, 
James M. Downs Company, Inc., James Millar Co., James 
Robertson & Co., Inc., James W. Hitchings Company, 
Jameson Lumber Company, The, Jane Eaton Candies, Inc. 
(1926), Janes-Walker Co., Inc., Jardin Inc., Jefferson Thea- 
ter, Inc., Jellcrson-Rafter Company, Jersey Garage, Inc., 
Jesse R. Croxford, Inc., Jessta, Incorporated, Jewelers Sales 
and Loan Exchange Co., Inc., Joe's Market, Inc., John B. 
O'Neil Company, Inc., John C. DeLaney Moulding Com- 
pany, John Davis Shoe Stores, Inc., John E. Hayford Co., 
John F. Brown, Jr. Co., John F. Johnston Company, John 
H. Tarment Company, John Heald Company, John J. 
Crowley Coal Co., Inc., John J. White & Son Company, 
John S. Boyd Company, John Urban Riley Incorporated, 
John W. Danforth Company, John's Inc., Johnson & Co., 
Inc., Jones-Apt, Inc., Jones-Mannix Company, Joseph 
Johnsyn & Sons, Inc., Joseph P. Henry, Inc., The. 

K & S Automotive Service Company, The, Karl Andren 
Company, Karmak Company, Inc., The, Katama Mills, 
Kelly-Springfield Truck and Bus Corporation of Massa- 
chusetts, Kelvinator Boston, Inc., Kennedy Furniture Com- 
pany, Kennedy-Wilhams & Co. Inc., Kenwood Company, 
The, Kerr Advertising Company, Kiley, Bruder & Kiley 
Inc., Killion Rubber Company, Kingsley Drug Company, 
Kittredge and Savitt Incorporated, Kleen-Heet Co. of 
Boston, Klingberg Company, The, Kneeland Dress Company, 
Kollen's Public Market Corporation, Kolyon Mfg. Co. 



336 Acts, 1929. — Chap. 319. 

Certain cor- L_ \ ■\y, AcceptancG Corporation, of Holyoke, Mass., 

drsToivrd. L. Agoos & Co. Inc., L. B. Cousins Company, Inc., L. B. 

Goodspeed Co., L. J. Pasquinucci Realty Co., L. Lo Conte 
& Co., Inc., L. 0. Wetherell Company, L. Rosenberg Co., 
Inc., LaFollette Coal and Iron Corporation, Lafayette 
Lodge Incorporated, Lake Silver Fox Co., Lake Street 
Cleansing and Dyeing Company, Inc., The, Lakin's, In- 
corporated, Lambert-Osgood Co., The, Lamino Manufac- 
turing Company, Lamping-Nolan Shops, Inc., The, Lancaster 
Apartments Inc., Langdon Apartments, Inc., The, Langham 
Hotel Company, Lansing Awning & Tent Co., Inc., Larry 
Welch Agency, Inc., Lasher-Peerblow Company, Lawrence 
Ice Company (1888), Lawrence Spring Company, Lawrence 
Sun Publishing Company, Laxton Medicine Company Inc., 
Leader Chain Stores, Incorporated, The, Leather Products 
Corporation, Lee Brothers Company, Leeds Company, Ltd., 
Legion Arms, Inc., Leo J. Lyons Sons Company, Leo Katz, 
Incorporated, Leo Olans Inc., Leon's Clothes Shop, Inc., 
Lerer Wholesale Grocery Company, Lester Mintz Company 
Inc., Lewis Diamond Co. Inc., Lewis J. Bird Company, 
Lexington Park Building and Sales Co., Lexington Rubber 
Company, Libby Manufacturing Company, Liberty Piano 
& Furniture Co., Liberty Restaurant Company, Liberty 
Tailoring Co., Inc., Liberty Washing Machine Company, 
Linab Products, Inc., Lincoln Care Company, Inc., Lincoln 
Oil Company, Lincoln Stone Quarry Company, Lincoln 
Woolen Mills, Inc., Lindenberg Water Battery Motor Com- 
pany, LTndependant Publishing Company, Linnit Service, 
Inc., Linwood H. Young Company, Little field-Legal Leather 
Co., Littleton Manufacturing Company, Livingstone Motor 
Co. Inc., Lloyd's of Boston, Inc. (1928), Lockwood Company, 
Inc., Lombard White Company, London and Ellis, Inc., 
London Character Shoe Co., London Merchandising Co., 
London Seal Bottling Company, Incorporated, Longmeadow 
Farms Company, Loring & Hammond Inc., Loring-Axtell 
Company, Lorraine Shoe Co., Lothian Realty Co. Inc., 
Louis' Public Market, Inc., Louis Realty Company, Louise 
Clothes Shop, Inc., The, Low Price Stores Company, Lowell 
Baking Co., Inc., Luccio & Son Inc., Ludlum Products Cor- 
poration, The, Luxor Cab Manufacturing Corporation, 
Lyman B. Brooks Company, Lynch Motor Co., Inc., Lynn 
and Boston Despatch, Inc., Lynn Coaster Car Corporation, 
Lynn Motor, Inc., Lynn Olympia Company, Lynway Shoe 
Company, Lyons & Dunn Shoe Co. 

M & M Company, The, M & R Shoe Co., M & S Doughnut 
Corporation, M. Cohen & Sons Company, M. E. H. Mer- 
' chandising Co., M. F. Gookin Co. Inc., M. Finkovitch, Inc., 
M. J. B. Realty Company, The, M. J. Brohen Company, 
The, M. J. Fish Sons Co., Inc., Macco Manufacturing Com- 
pany, MacDonnell's Inc. (1912), MacLaughlin Shoe Co., 
MacNeill Electric Service Co., Macdonald Brothers In- 
corporated, Macdougal & Morrison, Inc., Macomber Ice 
Cream Incorporated, Macy Furniture Co. Inc., Madeira 



Acts, 1929. — Chap. 319. 337 

Grocery Corporation, Madison, Inc., The, Madison Realty Certain cor- 
Corporation, The, Magnet Theatre Company, Magoun dbToVvrd. 
Square Pharmacy, Incorporated, Maille Drug Company, 
Incorporated, Main PubHc Market Co. Inc., Main St. 
Realty Co. of Worcester, Inc., Malcolm H. Smith Company, 
Inc., Maiden Hardware Co., Maiden Sole Co., Mansfield 
Housing Corporation, Mansion House Ice Cream Company, 
Manufacturers Cloak & Suit House Inc., Manufacturers 
Outlet, Inc., Maple Row Stock Farm, Inc., Mar-Bel Fashion 
Shop, Inc., Marbeth Inc., Marguerite's Gowns, Inc., Marine 
Securities Corporation, Marion Cranberry Co., Markem 
Machine Company, Marketing Service Company, The, 
Marmon Worcester Company, Marshall Fabric Co., Mar- 
shalls. Incorporated, Martin Fifth Wheel and Trailer Com- 
pany, Mary Ann Doughnut Shoppe, Inc., Mary Gay's 
Kiddies' Shops, Inc., Maryland Apartments, Inc., Marysville 
Dredging Company, Maslo Products Company, Massachu- 
setts Advertising Sales Service, Inc., Massachusetts Brick 
Corporation, Massachusetts Building-Loan Company, In- 
corporated, Massachusetts Iron & Steel Co., Massachusetts 
Legal Service Associates, Inc., Massachusetts Motor Sales 
Co., Massachusetts Tailors and Furriers, Inc., Massachusetts 
Wholesale Grocery Company, Massasoit Knitting Mills, 
Inc., Mastercrafts Incorporated, The, Mastic Co., The, 
Mattapan Motor Co., Maxwell Undergarment Company, 
Mayer Hosiery Company, Mayflower Grape Wine Company, 
Mayflower Investment Corporation, Mayflower Markets of 
Massachusetts, Inc., Maylon Shoe Company, Maytag Sales 
Company, Inc., McAdam & O'Brien, Inc., McCarty's, Inc., 
McElwain, Holmes Company, McGaffee Shoe Company, 
McGrath, Inc., McGrath Motors Inc., McGrath-Sherrill 
Press, McMinn & Quigley Steel Company, Mechanics Fur- 
niture Co., Medfield Inn, Inc., Medford Motors, Inc., Medi- 
cal Products Company, Medway News Company, Melville 
Shoe Corporation, Melvin Realty Corp., Mercantile Bond 
& Share Corporation, Mercantile Laundry Company, Mer- 
cantile Sales and Finance Corporation, Merchant Tailors 
Manufacturing Company, Merchants' Collecting Company, 
The, Merchants Jobbing Company, Mercury Messengers 
Inc., Merrimac Valley Coaches, Inc., Merrimack Cabinet 
Co., Inc., Merrimack Machine Company, Merrimack Woolen 
Corporation, Mesaba Railway Company, Meserve Rotary 
Snow Plow Company, Messina Realty Company, Metal- 
lurgical Research Company, Metropolitan Academy of 
Aeronautics, Inc., Metropolitan Construction Company, 
Metropohtan Grocery Company, Metropolitan Loan and 
Investment Corporation, Metropolitan Refrigeration Equip- 
ment Co., Metropohtan Shoe Company Incorporated, Michi- 
gan Smoked Fish Company, Inc., Middlesex Investment 
Company, Middleton Motor Company, Incorporated, Mil- 
ford Holding Company, Milford Liquidating Company, Inc., 
Mill River Land Company, Inc., Millane's Drug Shop Inc., 
Millbury Brick Company, Miller Coal Company, Inc., 



338 Acts, 1929. — Chap. 319. 

Certain cor- Miller Electric & Radio Corporation, Millinaiton Company, 
dissolved. Inc., The, Millspaugh Motors Inc., Milstone, Dublin Co., 

Inc., Milton Public Market, Inc., Mine Brook Cranberry- 
Company, Mines and Metals Investment Trust Incorporated, 
Minute Tapioca Company, Miracle Oil Sales Co. of Mass., 
Miss Natalie, Inc., Mitchell, Woodbury Company, Mocans 
Inc., Model Furniture Company, Modern Auto Service Co. 
Inc., Modern Construction Company, Modern Garage, Inc., 
Modern Heating and Engineering Company, Modern Home 
Rebuilders of New England, Inc., Modern Transportation 
Co., Modiste, Incorporated, The, Mohawk Sausage & Pro- 
vision Company, Mohican Auto Sales Company, Moisant 
Beverages, Inc., Molhart Company, The, MoUins Real 
Estate Co., Inc., The, Monarch Battery Supply Co., Monello 
Tile & Marble Co. Inc., Montvale Monumental Co., Moon 
Motor Sales Company, Moore Phonograph Company, Moor- 
land Company, Morin's Laboratories, Inc., Mortgage In- 
vestors Service Inc., Moss Shoe Company, Motion Picture 
Corporation, Moto-Ray Manufacturing Company, Inc., 
Motor Equipment Company, Motor Radiator Corporation 
of America, Motor Securities Company, Mt. Carmel Cran- 
berry Company, Mount Pleasant Realty Company, Multi- 
Bore Grinding Machine Co., Murch- Anderson Company, 
The, Murphy Aluminum and Bronze Foundry, Inc., Murphy 
& Osborne Shoe Company, Inc., Murphy & Powers, Inc., 
Murray & Murray Co. Inc., Murray Realty Company, 
Murray Shoe Company Incorporated, Murray's, Inc., 
Murray's Waldorf Taxi Inc., Music Shop of Worcester, Inc., 
The, Mutual Auto Body Service, Inc., The, Mutual Retail 
Service Corporation, Mutual Supply Co., Inc., My-Inn, 
Incorporated, Myer P. Benjamin Co. Inc., Myles Standish 
Flower Shop, Inc., The, Myron-Oriental-Rug Shop Inc., 
Mystic Construction Co., Inc. 

N. C. Zarvos Corporation, N. E. Bunting, Inc., N. E. Mutual 
Service, Inc., N. F. Lachapelle Building Co., N. L. Stebbins, 
Inc., N. Levesque Company, N. R. Briggs Electric Company, 
Naborhood Department Store, Inc., The, Nadeau Extender 
Company, The, Nadel Inc., Namaskett Press Incorporated, 
The, Napier-Myers Inc., Nassau Shoe Co., Nathan D. Dodge 
Shoe Company, National Art Mfg. Company Inc., National 
Bassinet Company, National Business Reporter Publishing 
Co., Inc., National Chemical Company, National Labora- 
tories Co., National Manufacturing Company of Leominster, 
Inc., National Markets, Inc. of Lowell, National Meat Co. 
Inc., National Merchants' Club, Inc., National Paint & Wall 
Paper Stores, Inc., National Printing and Advertising Co., 
Inc., The, National Store & Office Fixture Co. Inc., National 
Theatre, Inc., Naushon Company, Neighborhood Stores, 
Inc., Neil Blanc, Inc., Nelson Machine Company, Nelson- 
Phillips Manufacturing Company, Inc., Nelson Shoe Com- 
pany, Nesmith-Farren Shoe Co., New Atlantic Film Pro- 
duction, Inc., New Bedford Cotton Cleaning Corporation, 
New Bedford Football Club (Inc.), New Bedford Olympia 



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Company, New England Advertising Company, New Eng- Certain cor- 
land Chemical Company, New England Development Cor- dbsoVvri. 
poration. New England Film Productions Inc., New England 
Finance Co., Inc., New England Five, Ten and Twenty- 
Five Cents Department Stores, Inc., New England Furniture 
and Supply Company, New England Grocery Co., Inc., 
The, New England Ice Machine Company, New England 
Investors Shares, Inc., New England Motor & Supply Co., 
New England Oil Burner Corporation, New England Pants 
Manufacturing Co., Inc., New England Premium Corpora- 
tion, The, New England Sand & Gravel Company, New 
England Shpper Co., New England Spaghetti Manufactur- 
ing Company, Inc., New Engl