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ACTS 



RESOLVES 



PASSED BY THE 



^mnm\ (JJourt of Itlassaclmsetts 



IN THE YEAR 



1930 



TOGETHER WITH 



TABLES SHOWING CHANGES IN THE STATUTES, ETC. 



PUBLISHED BT THE 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH 




BOSTON 
WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING COMPANY 

1930 



ACTS AND RESOLVES 

OF 

MASSACHUSETTS 
1930 



The General Court, which was chosen November 6, 1928, assembled 
on Wednesday, the first day of January, 1930, for its second annual 
session. 

His Excellency Fraisk G. Allen and His Honor William S. Youngman 
continued to serve as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, resi)ectively, for 
the political year of 1930. 



ACTS. 



An Act authorizing the springfield hospital to hold (JJiap, 1 

ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

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

The Springfield Hospital, a corporation incorporated ^^f^tri may** 
under general law December twenty-fourth, eighteen hun- hold additional 
dred and eighty-three, is hereby authorized to hold, for the eWestite!' 
purposes for which it is incorporated, real and personal 
estate to an amount not exceeding ten million dollars. 

Approved January 24, 1930. 



An Act authorizing the town of Yarmouth to borrow (Jjidj)^ 2 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL AND MUNICIPAL BUILDING PURPOSES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land and con- TownofYar- 
structing a building or buildings for school and other rnu- wowmoLy 
nicipal purposes and originally equipping and furnishing |^yQi^°°\*°*^ 
the same, the town of Yarmouth may borrow from time to building pur- 
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, Yarmouth School and Municipal Building Loan, Act Yarmouth 
of 1930. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate M^u^cipd 
loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen Act'ofllso"^"' 
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 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 January 24, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. —Chaps. 3, 4, 5. 



Town of Ayer 
may use certain 
park land for 
school purposes. 



Chap. 3 An Act authorizing the town of ayer to use certain 

PARK LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Ayer is hereby authorized to 
use for school and school yard purposes a portion of the town 
park, so called, situated in the northeasterly part of said town 
park and bounded and described as follows: — northeasterly 
by land of Mead, the mouth of Oak street and land of 
Taylor, there measuring two hundred feet; northwesterly 
by other land of said park, there measuring one hundred 
and seventy-five feet; southwesterly by other land of said 
park, there measuring two hundred feet; southeasterly by 
other land of said park, there measuring one hundred and 
seventy-five feet; and thereafter the portion aforesaid shall 
be under the same care and control as other school property. 

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

Approved January S4, 1930. 



Chap. 



E. M. Loew's, 
Inc., revived. 



4 An Act reviving e. m. loew's, inc. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

E. M. Loew's, Inc., a corporation, dissolved by chapter 
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, 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 January 24, 1930. 



Chap. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 29, § 27, 
etc., amended. 



state officers, 
etc., not to incur 
new expenses, 
etc., without 
appropriation, 
etc. 



5 An Act authorizing the department of public works to 
make certain contracts for the construction of 
state highways, in anticipation of appropriations. 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter twenty-nine of the General Laws, as amended in 
section twenty-seven by chapter three hundred and eighty- 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said section twenty- 
seven and inserting in place thereof the following : — Sec- 
tion 21 . No public officer or board shall incur a new 
or unusual expense, make a permanent contract, increase 
a salary or employ a new clerk, assistant or other subordinate 
unless a sufficient appropriation to cover the expense thereof 



Acts, 1930. —Chap. 6. t 

has been made by the general court, except that prior to the Exception as 
effective date of the general appropriation act the depart- conTractTby 
ment of public works, in anticipation of appropriations '^Xf*"^®"^*** 
therefor, may, in any fiscal year, with the approval of 
the governor and council, make contracts for the construc- 
tion and reconstruction of state highways binding the com- 
monwealth to an amount not in excess of twenty-five per 
cent of the amount appropriated during the preceding fiscal 
year for the same purposes, such contracts to provide for 
the completion of the work thereunder within the fiscal 
year in which they are made. 

Approved January 27, 1930. 



An Act relative to the avoidance of special legisla- fih^j^y^ f 

TION. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fifty-three of chapter three of the g. l. 3, §53, 
General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter sixty- ®**'' ^'"^'^'le'^- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "exist" 
in the seventh line the words: — If, in their opinion, the 
necessity of enacting special bills in relation to any par- 
ticular subject of legislation may, without detriment to the 
public interest, be avoided in whole or in part by the en- 
actment of general legislation, they shall from time to time 
submit to the general court drafts of such changes in or 
additions to the General Laws as will accomplish said pur- 
pose, — so as to read as follows: — Section 63. The said Counsel to the 
counsel may, from time to time, submit to the general court houle! duties. 
such proposed changes and corrections in the general statutes ^^''■ 
as they deem necessary or advisable, including recommen- 
dations for the repeal of such statutory provisions as have 
become obsolete or the reasons for the enactment of which 
have ceased to exist. If, in their opinion, the necessity of 
enacting special bills in relation to any particular subject 
of legislation may, without detriment to the public interest, 
be avoided in whole or in part by the enactment of general 
legislation, they shall from time to time submit to the general 
court drafts of such changes in or additions to the General 
Laws as will accomplish said purpose. They shall, as early 
as practicable after prorogation, file in the office of the state 
secretary a copy of all amendments of and additions to the 
General Laws, which shall be open to public inspection. 
They shall advise and assist as to the form of drafts of bills 
submitted to them in accordance with section thirty-three 
of chapter thirty. 

Section 2. Chapter thirty of the General Laws is hereby g. l. 30, new 
amended by inserting after section thirty-three the following ^33!°" ^^*®'" 
new section: — Section 33 A. If, in the opinion of a state Annual reports 
officer or department required to submit annual reports to ^''to cSn 
the general court, the necessity of enacting special bills in recommenda- 



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Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 7, 8. 



tions for avoid- 
ance of special 
legislation. 



relation to any particular subject of legislation may, without 
detriment to the public interest, be avoided in whole or in 
part by the enactment of general legislation, such officer or 
department shall submit from time to time in such reports 
recommendations for such changes in or additions to the 
General Laws as will accomplish said purpose. 

Approved January 27, 1930. 



Chap. 7 Ax Act relative to annual meetings of the Massa- 
chusetts SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI. 



1806, Act of 
March thir- 
teenth, § 2, 
amended. 



Annual meet- 
ings of the 
Massachusetts 
Society of the 
Cincinnati. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Act of March thirteenth, eighteen hun- 
dred and six, entitled "An Act to incorporate Benjamin 
Lincoln and others, into a society by the name of the Society 
of the Cincinnati, within the State of Massachusetts ", is 
hereby amended by striking out section two and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, 
That the said society shall meet in Boston, on the twenty- 
second day of February, annually, (unless the same shall 
fall upon a Sunday, in which case the annual meeting shall 
always be holden on the day succeeding) or on such other 
day as the said society may, from time to time at any annual 
meeting, fix, for the purpose of electing by ballot from their 
members a president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, 
and such other officers as may be necessary to manage their 
concerns; all which officers shall hold their said offices for one 
year, and until others shall be elected to succeed them; 
and the officers for the time being shall publish a notification 
of the time and place of each annual meeting in at least two 
newspapers, at least fourteen days before holding the same. 
Upon any urgent occasion, the president or vice-president, 
or in their absence the secretary, may appoint a special 
meeting of said society to be notified in the same manner as 
annual meetings. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati at any 
annual meeting. Approved January 29, 1930. 



Chap. 8 An Act relative to town meeting members of the 

town of dedham. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and fifty-eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six is hereby 
amended by striking out section two and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 2. The registered voters 
tion, terms, ete. in cach prccinct shall, at the first annual town election held 
after the establishment thereof, and at the first annual 
town election following any precinct revision, conformably 
to the laws relative to elections not inconsistent with this 
act, elect by ballot from the registered voters of the pre- 



1926, 358, § 2 
amended. 



Town meeting 
members, elec- 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 8. 7 

• 

cinct town meeting members, other than the officers desig- 
nated in section three as town meeting members at large, 
to the largest number which is divisible by three and which 
will not exceed three per cent of the number of registered 
voters in the precinct upon and including the first day of 
January next preceding said election. The first third, in 
order of votes received, of members so elected shall serve 
three j'ears, the second third in such order shall serve two 
years, and the remaining third in such order shall serve one 
year, from the day of the annual town meeting; and there- 
after, except as is otherwise provided herein, at each annual 
town election the voters of each precinct shall, in like manner, 
elect town meeting members for the term of three years 
to the largest number which will not exceed one per cent 
of the number of registered voters in the precinct upon and 
including the first day of January next preceding such elec- 
tion, and shall at such election fill for the unexpired term or 
terms any vacancy or vacancies then existing in the town 
meeting members theretofore elected from such precinct. 

In the case of a tie vote which afi^ects the election of town Tie vote. etc. 
meeting members in any precinct otherwise than as to term 
of office, the members elected from such precinct shall, by a 
majority vote, determine which of the voters receiving such 
tie vote shall serve as town meeting members from such pre- 
cinct, and in case of a tie vote affecting the term of office of 
members elected, the members elected from such precinct, 
other than those whose terms of office are affected by such 
tie vote, shall, by a majority vote, determine which member 
receiving such tie vote shall serve for the longer and which 
for the shorter term. Upon every revision of the precincts 
the terms of office of all elected town meeting members 
from every precinct shall cease upon the qualification of their 
successors, who shall be elected at the annual town election 
held next after such revision. The town clerk shall, after Notice to 
everj^ election of town meeting members, forthwith notify ^^^g'd^" 
each such member by mail of his election. 

Section 2. Section three of said chapter three hundred e?c^'amend^ 
and fifty-eight, as amended by section one of chapter forty- 
sLx of the acts of nineteen hundred and tw^enty-eight, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "taxes" 
in the ninth line the words : — , the town counsel, — and by 
striking out, in the fourteenth line, the words "overseers 
of the poor" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
board of public welfare, — so that the first paragraph will 
read as follows : — Section 3. Any representative town Town meetings 
meeting held under the provisions of this act, except as iLTn^liic^ed^'^" 
otherwise provided herein, shall be limited to the voters J^g^blreat"^ 
elected under section two, together with the following, large, etc. 
designated as town meeting members at large; namely, any 
member of the general court of the commonwealth who is a 
registered voter of the town, the moderator, the tow^n clerk, 
the selectmen, the town treasurer, the town collector of taxes, 
the town counsel, the chairman of the trustees of the public 



8 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 9. 



library, the chairman of the planning board, the chairman 
of the registrars of voters, the chairman of the school com- 
mittee, the chairman of the board of assessors, the chairman 
of the cemetery commission, the chairman of the board of 
health, the chairman of the board of public welfare, the 
chairman of the board of sewer commissioners, and the 
Certain elected chairman of the warrant committee. Any elected town 
mrmbMs!*when meeting member who is appointed or elected to an office 
to cease to be the holder of which for the time being is herein designated 
as a town meeting member at large shall thereupon cease 
Notice of town to be an elected town meeting member. The town clerk 
meetings, etc. g^Q]\ notify the town meeting members of the time and place 
at which representative town meetings are to be held, such 
notices to be sent by mail at least seven days before the 
meeting and to be in addition to the warrant for such meeting 
duly published. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 29, 1930. 



Chap. 9 ^^ ^CT INCREASING THE AMOUNT THAT MAY BE BORROWED 
BY THE COUNTY OF HAMPSHIRE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE 
COURT HOUSE ACCOMMODATIONS IN THE CITY OF NORTH- 
AMPTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter two hundred and thirty of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight is hereby amended 
by striking out, in the fifth line, the words "one hundred 
and sixty" and inserting in place thereof the words: — two 
hundred and ten, — so as to read as follows : — Section 2. 
For the purposes aforesaid, the county 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, in the aggregate, 
two hundred and ten thousand dollars, and may issue bonds 
or notes of the county therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Hampshire County Court House Improve- 
ment Loan, Act of 1928. Each authorized issue shall con- 
stitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in 
not more than ten 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 com- 
missioners 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 January 29, 1930. 



1928, 230, 5 2, 
amended. 



Hampshire 
county may 
borrow in- 
creased amount 
to provide ade- 
quate court 
house accom- 
modations in 
city of 
Northampton. 

Hampshire 
County Court 
House Im- 
provement 
Loan, Act of 
1928. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 10, 11. 



An Act providing for certain improvements at the (JJinji 10 

NORFOLK COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of Norfolk county 
Norfolk, acting as trustees of the Norfolk county tubercu- mayexpen'd" 
losis hospital, may expend a sum not exceeding one hundred improvlm'^nts'^ 
and ten thousand dollars for the purpose of acquiring land ^tjhe Norfolk 
for, and/or of constructing and originally equipping and cuiosis hospital, 
furnishing an addition or additions to, said hospital, includ- 
ing the construction of a heating plant and garage, and the 
installation of a water supply, all of which shall be subject 
to the approval of the state department of public health. 

Section 2. For the purposes set forth in section one, May borrow 
the said county commissioners may borrow money on the bcmds^'etc."*' 
credit of the county and issue bonds or notes of the county 
therefor to an amount not exceeding one hundred and ten 
thousand dollars. Said bonds or notes shall be payable by 
such annual payments beginning not more than one year 
after the date thereof as will extinguish each loan within ten 
years from its date. The amount of such annual payment 
in any year shall not be less than the amount of the prin- 
cipal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. The 
bonds or 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 payments on said 
bonds or notes and payments on account of principal as the 
same mature shall be assessed upon the cities and towns of 
said county constituting the hospital district, in accordance 
with section eighty-three of chapter one hundred and eleven 
of the General Laws. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Effective upon 
ance during the current year by the county commissioners ^'='=®p*^^<=®' ®*'=' 
of the count}' of Norfolk, but not otherwise. 

Approved January 29, 1930. 



An Act authorizing the establishment of a reserve rhr,^ 1 1 

POLICE FORCE IN THE TOWN OF MANCHESTER. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Manchester Establishment 
may from time to time, as authorized by the town, ap- poSc^forcein 
point, subject to chapter thirty-one of the General Laws town of 

, i_ • rj. -11 -J. 1 1 X Manchester. 

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. 



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Acts, 1930. —Chaps. 12, 13. 



Powers and 
duties. 

Compensation. 



Appointments 
to regular 
police force to 
be made from 
reserve force. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



Section 2. The members of said reserve force shall, 
when on duty, have all the powers and duties of members 
of the regular police force of said town, and shall be paid by 
the town such compensation as the selectmen may fix. 

Section 3. All appointments to the regular police force 
in said town shall hereafter be made from the reserve force, 
subject to such rules and regulations as the division of civil 
service may prescribe, except that a period of six months 
of actual service as a reserve officer shall be the minimum 
probationary period under said rules and regulations. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the registered voters of said town 
voting thereon at any annual town meeting, but, for the 
purpose of its submission for acceptance, it shall take effect 
upon its passage. Approved January 31, 1930. 



Chap. 12 An Act relative to appropriations by the town of 

HARWICH FOR PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. 



1929, 272, § 1, 
amended. 



Town of 
Harwich may 
appropriate a 
certain sum 
for public 
amusements. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and 
seventy-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine is hereby amended by striking out, in the third hne, 
the words "one thousand" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — twenty-five hundred, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 1 . The town of Harwich may, by a two 
thirds vote at any annual town meeting, appropriate a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, to be expended 
under the direction of the selectmen, for the purpose of 
providing amusements or entertainments of a pubhc char- 
acter. 

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

Approved January 31, 1930. 



Chap. 13 An Act relative to representative town meetings 

in the town of WEYMOUTH. 



1921, 61, § 3, 
amended. 



Town meetings 
limited to 
certain elected 
members and 
members at 
large. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter sixtj'^-one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-one is hereby amended by striking out 
section three and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section 3. Any town meeting held under the provisions of 
this act, except as otherwise provided herein, shall, at and 
after the first election held under this act, be limited to the 
voters elected under section two together with the following, 
designated as town meeting members at large; namely, any 
member of the general court of the commonwealth from the 
town, the moderator, the town clerk, the selectmen, the 
town treasurer, the town counsel, the town collector of taxes, 
the town accountant, the chairman of the board of assessors, 
the chairman of the school committee, the chairman of the 
trustees of Tufts library, the chairman of the board of health, 
the chairman of the park commission, the chairman of the 
water commissioners, the tree warden, the chairman of the 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 13. 11 

planning board, the chairman of the board of public welfare, 
members of the appropriation committee and the chairman 
of any board of town officers hereafter constituted by law or 
by the acts of the town. The town clerk shall notify the Notice of 
town meeting members of the time and place at which town ^"''"^ meetings, 
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 
qualification of such members. A majority of the town Quorum. 
meeting members shall constitute a quorum for doing 
business; but a less number may organize temporarily and 
may take a recess or may adjourn from time to time. Notice Notice of 
of every adjourned town meeting shall be posted by the ^.fjet'ings'to'be" 
town clerk in ten or more public places in the town, and, if posted, etc 
the adjournment is for more than forty-eight hours, he shall 
notify by mail the members of the town meeting of the ad- 
journment at least twenty-four hours before the time of the 
adjourned town meeting. The notices shall state briefly 
the business to be acted upon at the meeting; and shall in- 
clude notice of any proposed reconsideration. In the war- Summons of 
rant for any town meeting the selectmen may insert a pro- meS^nld- 
vision summoning the members, in case the business named journed session, 
in the warrant is not completed on the day named, to meet 
in adjourned session at a time and place named in the 
warrant for the consideration of such articles as shall not 
have been acted upon, but the insertion of such a provision 
shall not prevent the town meeting from voting further 
adjournments. No adjournment shall be to a date beyond Limitation of 
the date of the next succeeding annual town election. All Meet'ingr^" ^ 
town meetings shall be public. The town meeting members public, 
as such shall receive no compensation. Subject to such ^cdve no*° 
conditions as may be determined from time to time by the compensation, 
members of the representative town meeting, any voter of 
the town who is not a town meeting member may speak, but 
he shall not vote. A town meeting member may resign by Resignations. 
filing a written resignation with the town clerk, and his 
resignation shall take effect on the date of such filing. A Removal from 
town meeting member who removes from the town or ^n^°e^lT. 
from the precinct from which he was elected shall cease to 
be a town meeting member. 

Section 2. Section seven of said chapter sixty-one is 1921, ei, § 7, 
hereby amended by striking out the second sentence and ^"'^'^^^'^■ 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Upon petition Notices of 
therefor, signed by not less than ten town meeting members ^'*'='*^''>'- 
from the precinct, or, if the entire number of town meeting 
members from said precinct is less than eighteen, by a 
majority thereof, notices of the vacancy shall be promptly 
given by the town clerk to the remaining members from the 
precinct wherein the vacancy or vacancies exist, and he Caiiingof 
shall call a special meeting of such members for the purpose ^p^^^^ "meeting. 
of filling any vacanc3^ 

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

Approved January 31, 1930. 



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Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 14, 15. 



1928, 30, § 1, 
amended. 



Town of Millis 
may sell and 
convey certain 
park land. 



Chap. 14 An Act authorizing the town of millis to sell and 

CONVEY certain PARK LAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter thirty of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-eight is hereby amended by striking out 
section one and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 1 . The town of Milhs may, upon such terms and for 
such considerations as the board of selectmen of said town 
may determine, convey the whole or any part or parts of 
certain park land in said town within a district bounded 
northwesterly and northerly by Curve street, northeasterly 
and easterly by Union street, southerly and westerly by the 
location of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail- 
road, westerly and southerly by land now or formerly of 
the Safepack Mills, and westerly by land of Everett L. 
Coldwell; and may, upon the terms and for the considera- 
tions aforesaid, grant an easement or easements in or over 
any part or parts of such park land. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the voters of said town at its next annual town meeting 
and shall take full effect upon its acceptance by a majority 
of the voters voting on the question; but, for the purpose 
of such submission, it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 31, 1930. 



Submission 
to voters, etc. 



Chav. 15 An Act relative to reserve police forces in certain 

towns. 



G. L. 147, new 
section after 
t 13. 



Establishment 
of reserve police 
forces in 
certain towns. 



Appointments, 
how made. 



Removal. 



Powers and 
duties. 

Compensation. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and forty-seven of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section thirteen, under 
the heading, RESERVE POLICE FORCE IN TOWNS, the 
following new section: — Section ISA. A town having an 
organized police force or department, other than a town in 
which a reserve police force is established under special 
law, which accepts the provisions of this section, may es- 
tablish a reserve police force consisting of such number of 
members as the town may determine. Appointments to 
such force shall be made in the same manner and subject to 
the same provisions of law as appointments to 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. Said members shall, when on 
duty, have all the powers and duties of members of the 
regular police force of said town and shall be paid by the 
town such compensation as the selectmen may fix. 

Approved January 31, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. —Chaps. 16, 17. 13 



An Act authorizing the town of lee to take over the Qhn^ i g 

PROPERTIES AND ASSUME THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE LEE ^' 

FIRE DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Lee is hereby authorized to take Town of Lee 
over all the properties, rights, powers and privileges of the propertie^s°a^nd 
Lee fire district and to assume all the duties and obligations tfons"o'f°LJe^'*" 
of said district, and shall thereby become in all respects the fire district. 
lawful successor of said district. 

Section 2. The provisions of this act shall not affect ^^Tts^'^roceed- 
any act done, ratified or confirmed by the said district or ings,'etc., not 
any of its officers prior to the effective date of this act, nor ^^^°^^'^- 
any right accrued or established, nor any action, suit or pro- 
ceeding commenced or had in a civil case, nor shall it impair 
the validity of any of the notes, bonds or other obhgations 
of the said district outstanding on said date. 

Section 3. The engineers of the fire district shall con- Engineers of 
tinue to have charge of the fire department until such time fonttnue'to *° 
as their successors are appointed in accordance with general firJde°^artme°nt 
law. All receipts of the departments of the district taken until, etc. 
over by the town shall be paid to the town treasurer, and all Receipts, etc. 
disbursements on account of said departments shall be made 
by the treasurer in the same manner as bills of other depart- 
ments of the town. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its accept- ^cc^^t^Tnce^et'c 
ance by a majority vote of the voters of the town of Lee 
present and voting at the annual town meeting of nineteen 
hundred and thirty; but, for the purpose of such accept- 
ance, it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 31, 1930. 



An Act authorizing the town of braintree to con- QJkj^j) yj 
struct and operate a system of sewers. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Braintree may lay out, con- Town of 
struct, maintain and operate a system or systems of main TOM^r^uct^Y 
drains and common sewers for a part or the whole of its ^fm of^sewers 
territory, with such connections and other works as may etc. 
be required for a system of sewage disposal, and may con- 
struct such sewers or drains over and under land or tide 
water in said town as may be necessary to conduct the 
sewage to the south metropolitan sewerage system, and, 
for the purpose of providing better surface or other drain- 
age, 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, and, with the 
approval of the department of public health, discharge the 
water from such sub-drains into any brook, stream or water 
course within the town. 



14 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 17. 



May make and 
maintain con- 
necting drains, 
etc. 



Board of sewer 
commissioners, 
election, terms, 
etc. 



Board may 
take lands, 
water rights, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Authorized 
committee to 
carry on work 
until board is 
elected, etc. 



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 hmits of such way as may be necessary to con- 
nect 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 
commencement of construction hereunder a board of three 
sewer commissioners who shall be citizens of the town, to 
hold office, if elected at an annual meeting, one until the 
expiration of one j^ear, one until the expiration of two years, 
and one until the expiration of three years, from such annual 
town meeting, 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 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 qualified. 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 and all the 
methods permitted by general law, provide for the election 
of a board of three sewer commissioners, or that the select- 
men may act as a board of sewer commissioners, as the case 
may be. 

Section 4. Said board of sewer commissioners, acting 
for and on behalf of said town, may take by eminent domain 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire 
by purchase or otherwise, any lands, water rights, rights of 
way or easements, public or private, in said town, necessary 
for accomplishing any purpose mentioned in this act, and 
may construct such main drains and sewers, sub-drains and 
under-drains 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 land 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 purposes of this act; provided, that they shall not 
take in fee any land of a railroad corporation, and that they 
shall not enter upon or construct any drain or sewer within 
the location of any railroad corporation except at such 
time and in such manner as they may agree upon with such 
corporation, or, in case of failure to agree, as may be ap- 
proved by the department of public utilities. 

Section 5. Until the board of sewer commissioners has 
first been elected, as provided in this act, or the selectmen 
have first been authorized by vote to act as such board, as 



Acts, 1930. —Chap. 17. 15 

the case may be, but not, in any event later than the second 
annual meeting after the commencement of the work of 
construction 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 com- 
missioners in this act or by general law. Whenever the " Said board of 
phrase "said board of sewer commissioners" or "said board" sfoTeTs''"™^''*' 
hereinafter occurs it shall mean and include the board of '!«5'd board", 

.11, ,• T ,, dennition. 

sewer commissioners, the selectmen acting as such or the 
committee 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 «^^™^ses. 
may recover damages from said town under said chapter 
seventy-nine. 

Section 7. The town shall, by vote, determine what T°^n tp 

,• r J.1 J. r • J J. j_ r determine its 

proportion oi the cost oi said system or systems or sewerage proportion 
and sewage disposal the town shall pay; provided, that it °J°°^*- 
shall pay not less than one fourth nor more than two thirds 
of the whole cost. In providing for the payment of the To determine 
remaining portion of the cost of said system or systems or prov^dfng^e- 
for the use of said system or systems, the town may avail maining 
itself of any or all of the methods permitted by general laws, '''"'*^'°" ° 
and the provisions of said general laws relative to the as- 
sessment, apportionment, division, reassessment, abatement 
and collection of sewer assessments, to liens therefor and to 
interest thereon, shall apply to assessments made under 
this act. 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 payment or 
payments of such assessments or apportionments thereof to 
the said board who shall preserve a record thereof. 

Section 8. For the purpose of paying the necessary May borrow 
expenses and liabilities incurred under this act, the town may bondT'ete"* 
borrow 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, "Braintree Sewerage Loan, Act of 1930". Each "Braintree 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan. In- ictonllo^"*"' 
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. 

Section 9. The receipts from sewer assessments and Receipts from 

f , 1 • T xi_ r I. 11 u • J 1 sewer assess- 

from payments made m lieu thereof shall be appropriated ments. etc., 
for and applied to the payment of charges and expenses ^°^ apphed. 
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. 



16 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 17. 



Board may 
appoint clerk 
and superin- 
tendent of 
sewers, etc. 

Rentals for 
use of sewer 
systems. 



Contracts. 



Rules and 
regulations. 



Effective upon 
publication. 



Plans for 
system of 
sewerage, 
approval by 
department of 
public health. 



Effective upon 
acceptance by 
majority vote 
of voters, etc. 



1910, 535, etc., 
repealed. 



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. It may 
remove the clerk or superintendent at its pleasure and shall 
define their duties. Said board may, at its discretion, 
prescribe for the users of said sewer system or 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 contracts 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 
and buildings with main drains and sewers, and for the 
inspection 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 pubHshed at 
least once a week for three successive weeks in some news- 
paper published in the town of Braintree, if there be any, 
and if not, then in some newspaper published in the county 
of Norfolk, and shall not take effect until such publica- 
tions have been made. 

Section 13. No act shall be done under authority of 
the preceding sections, except in the making of surveys and 
other preliminary investigations, until the plans of said 
system of sewerage and sewage disposal have been approved 
by the department of public health. Upon application 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 constructing 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 of said town, this act shall take effect upon its pas- 
sage, and it shall take full effect upon its acceptance by 
vote of the majority of the voters of said town voting thereon 
at a town meeting called for the purpose within five years 
after its passage. No expenditure shall be made and no 
liability incurred hereunder until such acceptance. 

Section 15. Chapter five hundred and thirty-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and ten and all acts in amendment 
thereof or in addition thereto are hereby repealed, but 
without affecting the validity of any action or proceeding 
taken or performed thereunder. 

Approved February 4, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 18, 19. 17 



An Act relative to the allowance and acceptance of Chav. 18 

REBATES OF PREMIUMS ON POLICIES OF INSURANCE AND 
THE LIKE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and eighty-four of chapter one hun- g. l. 175, 5 184. 
dred and seventy-five of the General Laws, as amended by ^^'^" ^"^^^ ^^' 
section two of chapter ninety-three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by strik- 
ing out, in the third to eighth hnes, inchisive, the words "in 
the second clause of section forty-seven, as to which they shall 
apply only to insurance against loss or damage to motor 
vehicles, their fittings and contents and against loss or 
damage caused by teams, automobiles or other vehicles, 
excepting rolling stock of railways, as provided in said second 
clause" and inserting in place thereof the words: — in sub- 
divisions (a), (6) and (c) of the second clause of section forty- 
seven, — so as to read as follows: — Section 184- The two Application of 
preceding sections shall apply to all kinds of insurance, sfons'of kw^*' 
including contracts of corporate suretyship, except those if^^l^^ *°g 
specified in subdivisions (a), (6) and (c) of the second clause on insurance 
of section forty-seven. The said sections shall not prohibit p*"^'"^^- ^**=- 
any company from paying a commission to another company 
or to any person who is duly licensed as an insurance agent of 
such company or as an insurance broker and who holds 
himself out and carries on business in good faith as such, or 
prohibit any such person or any company from receiving a 
commission in respect to any policy under which he or it is 
insured, or in respect to any annuity or pure endowment 
contract held by him; nor shall said sections apply to (1) a 
distribution, without special favor or advantage, by mutual 
companies to policy holders of savings, earnings or surplus 
without specification thereof in the policy, or (2) the furnish- 
ing to the insured of information or advice by any company, 
officer, agent or broker with regard to any risk for the purpose 
of reducing the liability of loss, or (3) the payment or allow- 
ance to the insured of a return premium upon the cancellation 
or surrender of a policy, or of a cash surrender or other value 
upon the lapse or surrender of a policy of life or endowment 
insurance or upon the exchange, alteration or conversion of 
any such policy under section one hundred and thirty-nine. 

Approved February 4, 1930. 



An Act ajjthorizing the town of wareham to appropri- Chav. 19 

ATE money for PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Wareham may, by a two thirds Town of 

, -J. 1 i. T J. L Wareham may 

vote, appropriate each year a sum not exceedmg twenty- appropriate 
five hundred dollars for providing amusements or entertain- ff^r^^.ffl,?".''" 
ments of a public character. The money so appropriated 



18 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 20, 21, 



shall be expended under the direction of the board of select- 
men. 

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

Approved February 5, 1930. 



Chap. 20 An Act relative to the powers of the trustees of the 

MINISTERIAL FUND OF THE FIRST PARISH IN BEVERLY. 



1832, 8, § 4, 
amended. 



Powers of the 
Trustees of the 
Ministerial 
Fund of the 
First Parish 
in Beverly. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section four of chapter eight of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and thirty-two, being an act approved January 
twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and thirty-two and en- 
titled "An Act to incorporate the Trustees of the Ministerial 
Fund of the First Parish in Beverly", is hereby amended 
by striking out, in the second sentence, the words "fifteen 
hundred" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
twenty-five thousand, — so as to read as follows: — Sec. 4- 
Be it further enacted, That all grants, devises or donations 
made, or which may hereafter be made to the said trustees 
in their said capacity, for the use and benefit of said parish, 
shall be valid to every intent and purpose. And the said 
trustees may hold and possess funds, consisting of real and 
personal estate, or either, for the object before specified, the 
annual income of which shall not exceed the sum of twenty- 
five thousand dollars, and should the fund, or the income 
thereof be used or appropriated by the parish or said trus- 
tees contrary to the provisions of this act, then the original 
donation or donations so misused, shall belong to, and 
revert to the president and fellows of Harvard College, unless 
otherwise provided for, by the donor or deviser, in the con- 
ditions of his gift or devise. Approved February 5, 1930. 



Chav. 21 An Act providing a penalty for the false impersona- 
tion OF AN EXAMINER OR INVESTIGATOR APPOINTED BY 
the registrar OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and sixty-eight of the General 
Laws, as amended in section thirty-three by chapter fifty- 
two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is 
herebj'- further amended by striking out said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 33. 
Whoever falsely assumes or pretends to be a justice of the 
peace, sheriff, deputy sheriff, medical examiner, associate 
medical examiner, constable, police officer, probation ofl&cer, 
or examiner or investigator appointed by the registrar of 
motor vehicles, and acts as such or requires a person to aid 
or assist him in a matter pertaining to the duty of such 
ofl&cer, shall be punished by a fine of not more than four 
hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one 
year. Approved February 5, 1930. 



G. L. 268, « 33, 
etc., amended. 



Penalty for 
false imperson- 
ation of an 
examiner or 
investigator 
appointed by 
the registrar 
of motor 
vehicles, etc. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 22, 23, 24. 19 



An Act relative to the granting of degrees by the Chap. 22 

TRUSTEES OF NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY OF THE BOSTON 
YOUNG men's CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Chapter ninety-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and ^^23, 93 

'^ ■ 1 I 111 •! • • 1 amenaed. 

twenty-three is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
fifth hne, the word ", except" and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — including the degree of Bachelor of Science 
with specification, but excepting, — and by inserting after 
the letters "(B.S.)" in the sixth line the words: — without 
specification, — so as to read as follows: — The trustees of North^fteTn"^ 
Northeastern University of the Boston Young Men's University of 
Christian Association, a corporation organized under general YounrMen's 
law, are hereby authorized to confer such degrees as are chdstian asso- 

',, rii 11 1 • ..P.. ciation may 

usually conferred by colleges and universities m this com- grant certain 
monwealth including the degree of Bachelor of Science with ^s''^®^- 
specification, but excepting medical and dental degrees 
and degrees of Bachelor of Science (B.S.) without specifica- 
tion and Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), and to grant diplomas 
therefor. Approved February 5, 1930. 

An Act authorizing the town of Lexington to re- QJiar) 23 

VOKE its ACCEPTANCE OF THE TENEMENT HOUSE LAW, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

There may be submitted at any town meeting in the Town of Lex- 
town of Lexington, called for the purpose within three years revoke Us ^ 
from the effective date of this act, the question of the rev- theTe^^^ment 
ocation of its acceptance of chapter six hundred and thirty- house law. 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twelve, being an 
act relative to tenement houses in towns, and if a majority 
of the town meeting members of said town voting thereon 
vote in favor of such revocation, then the provisions of 
chapter one hundred and forty-five of the General Laws 
shall not apply in said town. Nothing herein contained 
shall prevent said town from again accepting the provisions 
of said chapter one hundred and forty-five after the revo- 
cation of its acceptance thereof. 

Approved February 5, 1930. 

An Act relative to municipal expenditures for the nhnry 94 

OBSERVANCE OF THE TERCENTENARY OF THE FOUNDING OF ^' 
THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY. 

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 convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Cities and towns, except as otherwise authorized by law. Appropriations 
may appropriate in nineteen hundred and thirty, for the ^Vm fo/'''^ 



20 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 25, 26. 



observance of 
tercentenary 
of founding of 
Massachusetts 
Bay colony. 



observance and celebration of the tercentenary of the found- 
ing of the Massachusetts Bay colony, sums not exceeding one 
fiftieth of one per cent of their respective assessed valuations 
of the preceding year. Cities and towns empowered by this 
or any other act to appropriate funds for such purposes may, 
if and as authorized by vote of the city council or in town 
meeting, expend such funds in co-operation with other cities 
and towns. Approved February 6, 1930. 



Chap. 25 An Act authorizing the town of stoneham to pay a 

CERTAIN SUM OF MONEY TO THE MOTHER OF JUNE MARIE 
GREELEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral 
obligation, the town of Stoneham may pay a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars to Alice M. Greeley, the 
mother of June Marie Greeley who died from injuries 
received August eleventh, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight, by reason of being struck by a motor vehicle used by 
the fire department of said town. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters of the town of Stoneham present 
and voting thereon at any annual town meeting within 
three years after its passage; but, for the purpose of such 
acceptance, it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 6, 1930. 



Town of Stone- 
ham may pay 
a certain sum 
of money to 
the mother of 
June Marie 
Greeley. 



Effective upon 
acceptance. 



Chap. 26 An Act authorizing the troy co-operative bank to 
invest an additional sum of money for banking 
purposes. 



Troy Co-opera- 
tive Bank may 
invest an addi- 
tional sum of 
money for 
banking pur- 
poses. 



Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Troy Co-operative Bank, a co-operative 
bank organized under the laws of this commonwealth and 
having its usual place of business in the city of Fall River, 
may, subject to the approval of the commissioner of banks, 
invest in the erection and preparation of a suitable building 
on a site now owned by said bank in said city, to be used in 
whole or in part for the convenient transaction of its busi- 
ness, an amount not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars 
in addition to all amounts heretofore authorized to be 
invested by it under section thirty-one of chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy of the General Laws; provided, however, 
that nothing contained herein shall be construed as author- 
izing a total investment by said bank for the purposes of 
said section exceeding in the aggregate the sum of one hun- 
dred and thirty-five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 7, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 27, 28. 21 



An Act relative to the composition of reserves of QJidj) 27 

TRUST companies. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfoUoivs: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the General ^^^^^^^^ * 74, 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section seventy- ^'^^^ 
four and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section Composition 
74- Not less than one fifth of the required reserve shall "f trutr^^ 
consist of lawful money of the United States, gold certifi- companiea. 
cates, silver certificates, or notes and bills issued by any 
lawfully organized national banking association or federal 
reserve bank. The remainder, if any, shall consist of bal- 
ances payable on demand due from any trust company 
authorized to act as reserve agent as provided in the follow- 
ing section, or from any member of the federal reserve 
system located in this commonwealth, in a reserve city in 
the second, third or fourth federal reserve district or in a 
central reserve city, as designated by or under authority of 
act of congress, and/or bonds, notes, bills and certificates of 
indebtedness of the United States, or of this common- 
wealth, computed at their fair market value, which are the 
absolute property and under the control of such corporation; 
provided, that not more than two fifths of the minimum 
reserve required shall consist of such bonds, notes, bills and 
certificates of indebtedness. Approved February 7, 1930. 



An Act authorizing radcliffe college to hold addi- Phn^ 28 

TIONAL PROPERTY. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter four hundred and sixty-two of the i907, 462, § i, 
acts of nineteen hundred and seven, as amended by chapter ^^''' ^™«'''^®<*- 
eighty-two of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and 
nineteen, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the 
fifth line, the word "ten" and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — thirty, — so as to read as follows: — Section ^Radcliffe 
Radcliffe College may accept, receive and take, by gift, hoi/add^donai 
grant, devise or otherwise, and may hold any real and per- P''°perty- 
sonal estate within or without the commonwealth to an 
amount not exceeding thirty million dollars, and may sell 
and dispose at its discretion of any real or personal estate 
within or without the commonwealth which has been or 
may hereafter be given, granted or devised to it, or which is 
held by it and not expressly forbidden to be so sold or dis- 
posed of by the terms of the gift, grant, devise or receipt 
thereof: provided, however, that nothing herein contained Proviso, 
shall be construed to give to said corporation any greater 
exemption from taxation than it now has under the con- 
stitution and laws of the commonwealth. 

Approved February 10, 1930. 



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Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 29, 30. 



1815, 82, § 7, 
amended. 



Episcopal 
Society in 
Cambridge 
may raise 
funds, etc. 



Chap. 29 An Act relative to the episcopal society in Cambridge. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seven of chapter eighty-two of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and fifteen, being an act approved February ninth, 
eighteen hundred and sixteen and incorporating the Epis- 
copal Society in Cambridge, is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the last hne, the word "five" and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — twenty-five, — so as to read as follows: 
— Sec. 7. Be it further enacted. That the said society be, 
and they hereby are empowered to raise and establish a 
fund, in such way and manner as they may see fit, the 
income or interest of which, or so much thereof as shall be 
found necessary or expedient, they may from time to time 
appropriate and apply to the support of the Minister of 
the society, for the time being, or to the repairs of the 
Church, Parsonage House, or other estates of the society, 
or to the relief of the poor of the society, as the said society 
shall from time to time, agree and determine. And the 
Wardens of the society for the time being shall be the 
Trustees of such fund, and shall have the management of 
the same, subject to the control and direction of the society: 
Provided that the whole annual income of such fund, ex- 
clusive of the parsonage house, glebe or lands in the actual 
occupation of the Minister for the time being, shall not 
exceed the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars. 

Approved February 10, 1930. 



Proviso. 



Chap. 30 An Act relative to the congregational society in the 

TOWN OF SEEKONK. 



1792, 4, § 3, 
etc., amended. 



Trustees of the 
Congregational 
Society in the 
town of See- 
konk may hold, 
etc., certain 
property, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter four of the acts of seventeen 
hundred and ninety-two, by which chapter certain persons 
were incorporated by the name of the Congregational 
Society in the First Precinct in the town of Rehoboth, as 
amended by chapter twenty-five of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and sixty-four, which changed the name of said 
society to the Congregational Society in the town of See- 
konk, and as amended by chapter two hundred and fifty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and three, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the seventeenth line, 
the words "twelve hundred" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — three thousand, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 3. And be it further enacted, that John Hunt, Na- 
thaniel Titus, Elijah Kent, Asahel Carpenter and Eliphalet 
Slack, and such others as may be hereafter annually chosen 
by said society as trustees, shall be, and they are hereby 
empowered, by the name of the Trustees of the Congre- 
gational Society in the town of Seekonk, to take, hold, 
receive and manage all the estate and rights of property of 
every kind, both real and personal, which now do, or here- 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 31. 23 

after may appertain and belong to the Congregational So- 
ciety, or are legall}^ appropriated to the use and support of 
a Congregational minister in the territory formerly com- 
prised in the first precinct in Rehoboth, and also such other 
grants, appropriations and donations, real or personal, as 
have been or shall hereafter be made for the purposes afore- 
said: provided, that the annual income of the whole shall Proviso- 
never exceed three thousand dollars; and the trustees shall 
apply the rents, issues and profits, or so much thereof as 
the said society shall find necessary, for the support of a 
pious, learned, orthodox Congregational minister, residing 
and officiating in the work of the ministry in said territory. 

Approved February 10, 1930. 

An Act relative to fraternal benefit societies. Chan SI 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-six of the g. l. i76, §36,- 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section '^™®°'^®<^- 
thirty-six and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 36. The commissioner, or any person designated Examination 
by him, may examine the affairs of any domestic society, fraternal bene- 
He may employ assistants for the purpose of such ex- ^^ societies. 
amination, and he or any person designated by him shall 
have free access to all the books, papers and documents re- 
lating to the business of the society, and may summon and 
qualify as witnesses on oath and examine its officers, agents 
and employees and other persons in relation to the affairs, 
transactions and condition of the society. Whoever, with- 
out justifiable cause, neglects, when duly summoned as 
aforesaid, to appear and testify before the commissioner or 
his authorized representative, or whoever obstructs the said 
commissioner or his representative in making an examina- 
tion under this section, shall be punished by a fine of not 
more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not 
more than one year. 

Whenever the commissioner is satisfied that any domestic certain facts 
society has failed to comply with any provision of this tothe^att^ney 
chapter, or that it has exceeded its powers, or that it is not general, etc. 
carrying out its contracts in good faith, or that it is trans- 
acting business fraudulently, or that its management or 
condition is such as to render its further transaction of 
business hazardous to the public, its members or creditors, 
or whenever any such society, after the existence of one 
year or more, shall have a membership of less than four 
hundred, or shall determine to discontinue business, or 
whenever any such society, or any of its officers or agents, 
refuses to submit to an examination under this section or 
to perform any legal obligation relative thereto, the com- 
missioner may present the relevant facts to the attorney 
general, who shall, if he deems the circumstances warrant, 
begin a quo warranto proceeding in the supreme judicial 
court. The court may forthwith issue a temporary in- 



24 



Acts, 1930. —Chap. 31, 



Proceeding to 
be brought 
by attorney 
general. 



G. L. 176. § 41, 
amended. 



Licensing of 
foreign frater- 
nal benefit 
societies. 



Proviso. 



junction restraining the society from further transacting any- 
business, and it may, after a full hearing, if it then appears 
that the society should be dissolved, make the injunction 
permanent, and appoint one or more receivers to take pos- 
session of the books, papers, moneys and other assets of the 
society, and to settle its affairs, and to distribute its funds 
to those entitled thereto, subject to such rules and orders 
as the court may prescribe. 

No such proceedings shall be begun by the attorney gen- 
eral until after the commissioner has given written notice 
to the chief executive officers of the society and has afforded 
a reasonable opportunity, on a date named in such notice, 
to show cause why such a proceeding should not be begun, 
nor shall such a proceeding be entertained unless brought 
by the attorney general. 

Section 2. Section forty-one of said chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy-six is hereby amended by striking out all 
after the word "dollars" in the thirty-fifth line, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section J^l. No foreign society shall 
transact any business in the commonwealth without a license 
from the commissioner. Every such society applying for 
such a license shall file with the commissioner a duly certified 
copy of its charter or articles of association; a copy of its 
constitution and by-laws, certified by its secretary or cor- 
responding officer; a power of attorney to the commissioner, 
as provided in the following section; a statement of its 
business, on oath of its pi'esident and secretary, or corre- 
sponding officers, in the form required by the commissioner, 
duly verified by an examination made by the supervising 
insurance official of its home state or other state satisfactory 
to the commissioner; a copy of its certificate of member- 
ship; a certificate from the proper official of its home state, 
territory, district or country that the society is legally organ- 
ized; and the society shall show that the benefits are pro- 
vided for by periodical or other payments by persons hold- 
ing similar contracts, and that its assets are invested in 
accordance with the laws of the state or country where it is 
organized, and that it has the quahfications required of 
domestic societies on the lodge system incorporated under 
this chapter; provided, that a society which grants benefits 
for disability arising from accidental injury or from sickness 
shall be required to show that it has accumulated funds, 
usable only for the payment of such benefits and in excess 
of accrued claims for such benefits, not less in amount 
than three monthly contributions or one quarterly con- 
tribution from members entitled to such benefits, and shall 
be required, as a condition for the maintenance of its au- 
thority to do business in this commonwealth, to maintain 
at all times after admission, as regards disability benefits, 
funds in amount as above set forth; and shall furnish the 
commissioner such other information as he may deem 
necessary for the proper exhibit of its business and plan of 
working. Upon compliance with these requirements, such 



Acts, 1930. —Chap. 31. 25 

foreign society shall be entitled to a license to transact ^jf^l"?^*- 
business in the commonwealth until July first following, and renewal, etc. 
such hcenso shall, upon compliance with this chapter, be 
renewed annuall}^ but in all cases to terminate on July first 
following; except that it shall continue in full force and 
effect until the new license is issued or refused. For every Fee. 
such license or renewal the society shall pay to the com- 
missioner twent.y dollars. 

Section 3. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-six g. l. i76, § 43, 
is hereby further amended by striking out section forty- ^"^^'"^^'^■ 
three and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section Revocation 
43. Whenever the commissioner is satisfied that any fireig^n fra°ter- 
foreign society has exceeded its powers, or has failed to "o^^gt®"®^*^ 
comply with any provision of this chapter, or that it is con- 
ducting business fraudulently, or that it is not carrying out 
its contracts in good faith, or that its condition or manage- 
ment is such as to render its further transaction of business 
hazardous to the public, to members or creditors, or that 
it or its officers or agents have refused to submit to an ex- 
amination under section forty-four or to perform any legal 
obligation relative thereto, he shall notify the society of 
his findings, and state in writing the grounds of his dis- 
satisfaction, and, after reasonable written notice to the 
society, shall require it, on a date named in such notice, to 
show cause why its license should not be revoked. If on 
said date the society does not present to the commissioner 
good and suflicient reasons why its license to transact business 
in the commonwealth should not be revoked, he may revoke 
such license. 

Whenever the commissioner refuses to issue a license to Ruling, etc., 
a foreign society under section forty-one, or revokes its ^ri'^fng" etc. 
license under this section, he shall reduce his ruling, order 
or decision to writing and file it in his office, and he shall 
furnish a copy thereof, together with a statement of the 
reasons for his action, to the officers of the society upon 
request. 

Any such society aggrieved by the refusal of the com- Review by 
missioner to issue a license to it, or by the revocation of its difPiafcourt 
license, may, within thirty days after receiving written ofcommis- 

,■ r 1 r 1 J- m , • i • • ±i sioner s action. 

notice 01 such reiusal or revocation, file a petition in the 
supreme judicial court for the county of Suffolk for a review 
of the commissioner's action. The court shall summarily Hearing. 
hear and determine the case and may make any appropriate 
order or decree. If the order or decree is adverse to the Appeal, 
petitioning society, it may within ten days therefrom appeal 
to the full court; and in case of such an appeal the refusal 
or revocation of the license shall continue in full force and 
effect until the final determination of the question by the 
full court. 

The termination of the license of such a society shall not Termination of 
prevent it from continuing in good faith all contracts made prevent^con- 
by it in the commonwealth during the time when it was c'e°^^n''^°^ 
legally authorized to transact business therein. contracts. 



26 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 32. 



G. L. 176, § 44. 
amended. 



Section 4. Section forty-four of said chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy-six is hereby amended by striking out the 
last paragraph. Approved February 10, 1930. 



Chap. 



Town of 
Adams may 
maintain the 
VV. B. Plunkett 
Memorial 
Hospital as 
a public 
hospital, etc. 

Trustees, 
election, 
terms, etc. 



Vacancy. 



Submission 
to voters, etc. 



Proviso. 



32 An Act providing for the maintenance by the town 
of adams of the w. b. plunkett memorial hospital 
as a public hospital and for the election of the 
trustees of said hospital by the inhabitants of said 

TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Adams may maintain the 
W. B. Plunkett Memorial Hospital as 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 said town may appropriate money for the 
maintenance thereof. 

Section 2. Said town shall elect at a special town 
meeting, which shall be called for the purpose within sixty 
days from the annual town meeting in the current year, 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 j^ear, from the date of said annual 
town meeting; and upon the qualification of the trustees so 
elected, the terms of office of all the trustees of said hospital 
then in office shall expire. Thereafter, as the terms of 
office of said elected trustees expire, the town shall elect 
such number of trustees for terms of three years each as is 
necessary to fill any such vacancies. Any vacancy in said 
board, other than by the expiration of the term of office, 
shall be filled by appointment for the remainder of the term 
by the board of selectmen and the remaining trustees. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the registered voters of said town 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 nine- 
teen hundred and thirty, entitled 'An Act providing for the 
maintenance by the town of Adams of the W. B. Plunkett 
Memorial Hospital as a public hospital and for the election of 
the trustees of said hospital by the inhabitants of said town', 
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; provided, 
that so much thereof as authorizes its submission as afore- 
said shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 11, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 33. 27 



An Act relative to aircraft. Chap. 33 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section forty-seven of chapter ninety of the g. l. 9o, §47. 
General Laws, inserted by section one of chapter five hundred ^*''^' ^'"^"^«<'- 
and thirty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two and as amended bj' section seven of chapter three hun- 
dred and eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 
the ninth Hne, the word "commercial", — so as to read as 
follows: — Section I^J . No such registration shall be re- Registration of 
quired as to (1) aircraft belonging to the United States or requf/edTn 
to this or another state thereof under whose laws aircraft certain cases. 
belonging to this commonwealth are exempt from registra- 
tion; (2) aircraft registered under federal law; or (3) 
aircraft, used for private flying only, registered by authority 
of another state of the United States or of a foreign coun- 
try. No aircraft not registered by the registrar shall, 
except as otherwise provided by federal law, engage in 
flying in the commonwealth for more than ten days in any 
calendar j^car, unless the owner or operator thereof has 
previously filed with the registrar a statement in writing 
containing the make, model and j^ear of manufacture of the 
aircraft, a replica of the symbol carried by it, the authority 
as aforesaid whereby registered, the registration number 
and the name and address in this commonwealth of said 
owner or operator. 

Section 2. Section forty-nine of said chapter ninety, g. l. 90, § 49, 
inserted as aforesaid, and as amended by section eight of «*<=•• ^^^'I'i^d. 
said chapter three hundred and eighty-eight, is hereby 
amended bj' inserting after the word "pilot" in the third 
line the words : — is not a proper person to operate aircraft, 
or, — so as to , read as follows: — Section 49. The regis- Suspension or 
trar may suspend, or after due hearing, revoke, a pilot's plioTfi'i^en'^i. 
license or right to operate. 

(a) If, in the opinion of the registrar, the pilot is not a 
proper person to operate aircraft, or has operated any air- 
craft in a manner dangerous to any person or has not used 
due care and caution while flying with passengers, even 
though not then engaged in commercial flying, or 

(6) If the pilot exceeds his authority under his license, or 

(c) Upon the use by the pilot of an unregistered aircraft, 
except as provided in section forty-seven or forty-eight, or 

{d) For violation of any provision of sections fifty-two to 
fifty-four, inclusive, or 

(e) For operating an aircraft after the damage or de- 
terioration referred to in section fifty has occurred and 
before full compliance with the provisions of said section. 

The registrar shall suspend for at least three months, 
and may after due hearing revoke, the license or right to 
operate of a pilot who has been found guilty of operating 
an aircraft while under the influence of liquor. 



28 



Acts, 1930. —Chap. 34. 



G. L. 90, 5 50, 
amended. 



Operator of 
aircraft in- 
volved in 
accident caus- 
ing injury or 
death to report 
to registrar. 

Damage to 
aircraft to be 
reported to 
registrar, etc. 



Where damage 
occurs outside 
commonwealth 
to be reported. 

Notice to 
owner when 
aircraft shall 
have become 
unfit for 
operation, etc. 



The registrar may suspend, or after due hearing, revoke, 
the registration or right of operation of an aircraft, 

(a) If it is used for any purpose not authorized by its 
registration, or 

(6) Upon violation of any provision of section fifty or 
fifty-three. 

Action by the registrar under this section shall not relieve 
the licensee from further liability or penalty. 

Section 3. Said chapter ninety is hereby amended by 
striking out section fifty, inserted as aforesaid, and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 50. Every person 
operating any aircraft which is in any manner involved in 
an accident in which any person is killed or injured shall 
forthwith report in writing to the registrar. When any 
aircraft shall have been damaged in any structural part 
other than the engine or tires, such damage shall forthwith 
be reported in writing to the registrar by the person operat- 
ing the same, and such aircraft shall not again be operated 
until the damaged part has been replaced in whole by a 
suitable new part, or, if it is not so replaced, until the air- 
craft has been approved by the advisory board. 

Where such damage occurs while the aircraft is outside 
the commonwealth, it must be reported before the aircraft 
is again operated within the commonwealth. 

When any registered aircraft shall, in the opinion of the 
advisory board, have become unfit for operation through 
deterioration or otherwise, notice thereof shall be given to 
the owner and such aircraft shall not again be operated until 
it has been repaired and has been approved by the advisory 
board. Approved February 11, 1930. 



ChaV. 34 ^^ ^^'^ REQUIRING SUPERVISORS OF ATTENDANCE IN CITIES 
AND IN CERTAIN TOWNS TO BE INCLUDED WITHIN THE 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 31, §4, 
etc., amended. 



Supervisors of 
attendance in 
cities and in 
certain towns 
to be included 
within classi- 
fied civil 



CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE. 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section four of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws, 
as amended by chapter one hundred and ninety-seven of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four and by chapter 
one hundred and thirty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine, is hereby further amended by adding at 
the end thereof the following new paragraph : — 

Supervisors of attendance in cities, and in such towns of 
over twelve thousand inhabitants as accept this paragraph. 

Approved February 12, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. —Chaps. 35, 36. 29 



An Act relative to the control of lake quannapowitt Qfian 35 

IN THE TOWN OF WAKEFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Wakefield, through its board 1"°^ m^ay^'"''^' 
of park commissioners, may from time to time make rules make rules, 
and regulations as to the erection, maintenance and control erec'tkm,''etc.. 
of all public bath houses on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt hous'ls'on''^*^ 

in said town. shores of Lake 

Section 2. The board of park commissioners of said RuteTand"^'" 
town may from time to time make rules and regulations regulations as 
governing fishing, boating, bathing, skating and other *° ^ '"^' ^*^° 
recreational activities in or on Lake Quannapowitt in said 
town. Such rules and regulations relative to fishing shall Approval. 
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 approval 
of the state department of public works, and when so ap- 
proved shall have the force of law. 

Section 3. Any police officer of said town may patrol ^°|i.^^ ^^^ 
any part of the waters of said lake and shall have authority 
to arrest any person violating any law of the commonwealth 
in, on or adjacent to the waters of said lake 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., of 
abridge the powers and duties of said department of public pubifc wo?k8°^ 
works under chapter ninety-one of the General Laws. ""f^^l*?.:^^^'' 

i 77-iT v,-> ..^^^ not abndged. 

Approved February 12, 1930. 



An Act relative to the filing of statements of ex- Chap. 36 
penses incurred by candidates for nomination for 
or election to public offices. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Chapter fifty-five of the General Laws, as amended in g. l. 55, § 16, 
section sixteen by section seven of chapter two hundred and ®*°- ^'^^■''^®^- 
twelve of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said section sixteen 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 16. gf"'^^'^e^|nt3 
Every candidate for nomination for or election to a public of expenses 
office shall file a statement setting forth each sum of money nwninatio'?f 
and thing of value paid or promised to him or to a person °'" buc'^'ffices 
on his behalf, and each sum of money and thing of value ^" 
expended, contributed or promised by him or by a person 
on his behalf, for the purpose of securing or in any way 
affecting his nomination or election to the office, and the 
name of the person or political committee to or by whom 
the payment, contribution or promise was made and the 



30 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 37, 38. 



When state- 
ment shall be 
filed. 



date thereof, or, if nothing has been paid or promised to him 
or to a person on his behalf or contributed, expended or 
promised by him or by a person on his behalf, a statement to 
that effect. Such a statement shall be filed by a candidate 
for nomination as aforesaid at a primary or caucus preceding 
a special state, city or town election, within seven days after 
such primary or caucus, and by a candidate for nomination 
as aforesaid at any other primary or caucus, within sixteen 
days thereafter, and by a candidate for election as aforesaid, 
within fourteen days after the election. 

Approved February 12, 1930. 



Chap. 37 An Act relative to the use for an athletic field of a 

PART OF MEMORIAL PARK IN THE TOWN OF NEEDHAM. 



Part of Memo- 
rial Park in 
town of Need- 
ham may be 
used for an 
athletic 
field, etc. 



Effective upon 
acceptance. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. So much of the land in the town of Needham 
known as Memorial Park, under the jurisdiction of the 
Trustees of Memorial Park, as shall be designated for that 
purpose by said trustees, may be set apart for an enclosed 
athletic field. If any land is so set apart a plan showing 
the extent thereof shall be made and kept on file in the 
office of the town clerk. Said trustees shall establish and 
maintain said athletic field, with suitable equipment, and 
may in their discretion permit its use for athletic games and 
other entertainments of a public nature, to which an ad- 
mission fee may be charged, upon such terms and condi- 
tions as said trustees may impose. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance, during the current year, by vote of the said town; 
but, for the purposes of such acceptance, this act shall take 
effect upon its passage. Approved February 12, 1930. 



Chap. 38 An Act relative to the capacity of corporations or- 
ganized FOR charitable AND CERTAIN OTHER PURPOSES 
TO HOLD REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and eighty of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section nine and inserting 
in place thereof the following : — Section 9. Any corporation 
heretofore or hereafter organized under general or special 
laws for any of the purposes mentioned in this chapter 
may hold real and personal estate to an amount not ex- 
ceeding five million dollars, which estate or its income shall 
be devoted to the purposes set forth in its charter or agree- 
ment of association or in any amendment thereof, and it 
may receive and hold, in trust or otherwise, funds received 
by gift or bequest to be devoted by it to such purposes. 
This section shall not limit the amount of property which 
may be held by a corporation in excess of said amount under 



G. L. 180, § 9, 
amended. 

Corporations 
organized for 
charitable and 
certain other 
purposes may 
hold real and 
personnl prop- 
erty to cer- 
tain amount. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 39. 31 

the authority of any special law and shall be applicable not- 
withstanding the specification of a less amount in such a 
law, heretofore or hereafter enacted. 

Approved February IS, 1930. 



An Act authorizing the town of hanover to supply fhr,^ qq 

ITSELF AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH W^ATER. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Hanover may supply itself and Town of 
its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires supplyTts^iF 
and for domestic and other purposes; may estabhsh foun- habitants' 
tains and hydrants, relocate or discontinue the same, and ^'th water. 
may regulate the use of such water and fix and collect rates 
to be paid for the use of the same. 

Section 2. The said town, for the purposes aforesaid, May lease, 
may lease, or take by eminent domain under chapter seventy- acquire, cer- 
nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or other- withiTumUa 
wise, and hold, the waters, or any portion thereof, of any of town. 
pond, brook 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; and also may take by eminent do- 
main 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 protecting and preserving the purity thereof and for 
convejang the same to any part of said town of Hanover; 
provided, that no source of water supply and no lands Proviso, 
necessary for protecting and preserving the purity of the 
water shall be taken without first obtaining the advice and 
approval of the department of pubUc 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 May erect 
erect on the lands taken or held under the provisions of this bu'ifdTngs,'^tc. 
act proper dams, reservoirs, pumping and filtration plants, 
buildings, standpipes, fi.xtures 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 main- 
tenance of complete and effective water works ; and for that May conatract 
purpose may construct wells and reservoirs, establish pump- ronluifs^ 
ing works, and lay down and maintain conduits, pipes and p'p«s. etc. 
other works, under or over any lands, water courses, rail- 
roads or pubHc 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, 



32 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 39. 



Restrictions 
as to entry 
upon railroad 
locations, etc. 



Control, etc. 
of property 
by board of 
water com- 
missioners. 



Recovery of 
damages. 



Proviso. 



Town may 
issue bonds, etc. 



Town of 
Hanover 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1930. 



Payment of 
loan, etc. 



Penalty for 
polluting 
water, etc. 



highways or other ways in such manner as to cause the 
least hindrance to pubHc travel thereon. Said town shall 
not enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, pipes or other 
works within the location of any railroad corporation except 
at such time and in such manner as it may agree upon with 
such corporation or in case of failure so to agree as may be 
approved by the department of public utilities. 

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 
taking of any water, water source or water right, or any in- 
jury thereto, shall not vest until the water is actually with- 
drawn or diverted by said town under authority of this act. 

Section 5. Said town may, for the purpose of paying 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be in- 
curred under the provisions of this act, issue from time to 
time bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, three hundred and fifty thousand dollars, which 
shall bear on their face the words. Town of Hanover Water 
Loan, Act of 1930. Each authorized issue 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 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 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of section five; and when a 
vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the 
income derived from the water rates, will be sufficient to 
pay the annual expense of operating the water works or the 
purchasing of water and the maintenance of its pipe lines, 
as the case may be, and the interest as it accrues on the 
bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such pay- 
ments on the principal as may be required under the pro- 
visions 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, 
pollutes or diverts any of the waters taken or held under 
this act, or injures any structure, work or other property 
owned, held or used by said town 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 recovered in an action of tort; and upon conviction of 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 39. 33 

any one of the above wilful or wanton acts shall be punished 
by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars or by im- 
prisonment for not more than one year. 

Section 8. The said town shall, after its acceptance of B"iidof 
this act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted m'issioners, 
or at a meeting called for the purpose, elect by ballot three terms""etc. 
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 3^ear, from the next succeeding annual 
town meeting, to constitute a board of water commissioners; 
and at each annual town meeting held after the shortest 
of such terms has expired one such commissioner shall be 
elected by ballot for the term of three years. All the au- 
thority granted to the town by this act, except sections five 
and six, and not otherwise specially provided for shall be 
vested in said board of water commissioners, who shall be 
subject, however, to such instructions, rules and regulations 
as said town may impose by its vote. A majority of said Quorum. 
commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction 
of business. Any vacancy occurring in said board from vacancy, 
any cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired '^°^ ^'^^'^• 
term by said town at any town meeting called for the pur- 
pose. Any such vacancy may be filled temporarily by a 
majority vote of the selectmen, and the person so appointed 
shall hold office until the town fills the vacancy in the manner 
specified herein. 

Section 9. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- To fix water 
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 
purposes. If there should be a net surplus remaining after Net surplus, 
providing for the aforesaid charges it shall be appropriated {5°^ug*g°j 
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 con- 
struction 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 Annual, etc., 
shall annually, and as often as the town may require, render ''"p"'"'^'*- 
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. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Effective upon 
ance by a majority of the voters of the town of Hanover ^<=«ept=*n'=e' ^t<=- 
present and voting thereon at a town meeting called for the 
purpose within three years after its passage; but the num- 
ber of meetings so called in any year shall not exceed three; 
and, for the purpose only of being submitted to the voters 
of said town as aforesaid, this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. Approved February 13, 1930. 



34 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 40. 



Chap. 40 An Act to authorize the boston dispensary, the boston 

FLOATING HOSPITAL AND THE TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE 
TO FORM AN ALLIANCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISH- 
ING, MAINTAINING AND OPERATING IN COMMON A MEDICAL 
CENTER. 



Boston Dis- 
pensary, The 
Boston Floating 
Hospital and 
the Trustees of 
Tufts College 
may form an 
alliance for the 
purpose of es- 
tablishing, etc., 
in common a 
medical center. 



May enter into 
agreements, 
may hold real 
and personal 
property, etc. 



Proviso. 



How real and 
personal prop- 
erty shall be 
considered 
for purposes 
of taxation. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Boston Dispensary, The Boston Float- 
ing Hospital and the Trustees of Tufts College, three chari- 
table corporations organized and existing under the laws of 
Massachusetts, in furtherance of their respective corporate 
purposes, are hereby authorized and empowered to form an 
alliance for, and otherwise co-operate in, establishing, main- 
taining and operating a medical center under the supervision 
of an administrative board composed of representatives from 
each of said corporations, and to render mutual services 
and operate one or more plants in common in connection 
with such medical center. 

Section 2. Said corporations are hereby authorized and 
empowered to enter into such mutual agreement or agree- 
ments, to take such other action, and to acquire and hold, 
either separately, jointly or as tenants in common, such real 
and personal property, as they may respectively deem 
necessary or desirable for the accomplishment of the objects 
set forth in section one; provided, however, that none of 
said corporations shall exceed the limits imposed by law 
upon the amount of property which each may acquire and 
hold, and for the purpose of computing said limits each of said 
corporations shall, in the absence of an agreement between 
them to the contrary, be considered as holding one third of 
any property owned jointly or in common as aforesaid; 
and said corporations respectively are hereby further au- 
thorized and empowered to expend such of their funds, not 
restricted to other purposes, as they may respectively deem 
necessary or desirable to accomplish any of the objects set 
forth in this act. 

Section 3. Any personal property from time to time held 
by said corporations as provided in this act, and any real 
property so held, in so far as such real property shall be 
occupied by any one or more of said corporations or their 
officers for the objects set forth in this act, shall be con- 
sidered for the purposes of taxation as property of the kind 
described in paragraph Third of section five of chapter 
fifty-nine of the General Laws, irrespective of whether such 
property shall be so held separately, jointly or as tenants in 
common. Approved February 13, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 41, 42, 43. 35 



An Act regulating the taking of flounders in certain Chap. 41 

WATERS IN CAPE COD BAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

No person shall take flounders, by dragging or by trawl- l^^l^^jj-^^^ 
ing, between April first and September thirtieth, both dates certain waters 
inclusive, in any year, in the waters in Cape Cod Bay lying Bay^regu^rtld. 
southerly of a line drawn from Race Point Light to Gurnet 
Light. Violation of this act shall be punished by a fine of Penalty. 
not less than twenty nor more than fifty dollars. 

Approved February 14, 1930. 

An Act relative to the listing of voters in the city (JJini) 42 

OF REVERE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter eighty-four of the acts of nineteen 1925, 84, § 5, 
hundred and twenty-five is hereby amended by striking out ^'°®'^^^'^- 
the third paragraph and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: — If the board of assessors, after investigation and as8*sso°^of it 
report by the chief of police or a police officer detailed by of Revere to 
him, is satisfied that such statements are true, it shall give dMtr?n|to^"*^ 
the applicant a certificate that he was a resident of said ^Irtmcifte etc 
city on said first day of April, which certificate shall state 
his name, age, occupation and residence on the first day of 
April in the current year and his residence on the first day 
of April in the preceding year, or a certificate that he be- 
came a resident of said city at least six months immediately 
preceding the election, which certificate shall state his name, 
age, occupation and present residence, the date when he 
became a resident of said city, and his residence on the first 
day of April in the current year and on the other dates 
required as aforesaid; but no such appHcation shall be 
received, and no such person shall be listed or given said 
certificate, between the twentieth day preceding, and the 
day following, a state or municipal election. The board of Transmission 
assessors shall also forthwith transmit to the registrars of of voters of 
voters the names of all persons receiving such certificates, rexTplontsof 
together with their residences as appearing on said cer- certificates, etc. 
tificates. Approved February I4, 1930. 

An Act relative to noise from motor boats in hingham Qlidn 43 

HARBOR. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Whoever operates or causes to be operated, ^^^H^J^l^ 
in Hingham harbor, a boat propelled in whole or in part Hingham 
by an internal combustion engine, unless the same is pro- boItrca"li3*ng 
vided with an underwater exhaust, or a muffler approved annoTnce^'^ 
by the harbor master of said town, so constructed and used 
that the noise of the explosions of the engine shall^not 



36 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 44, 45. 



Enforcement. 



Hingham 
harbor defined. 



unreasonably cause annoyance to persons in the vicinity 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than twenty-five 
dollars. The harbor master and the police of said town shall 
enforce the provisions of this section. The provisions of 
section fifteen of chapter one hundred and two of the Gen- 
eral Laws shall not apply in said harbor. 

Section 2. For the purposes of this act, Hingham 
harbor is hereby defined to be all of the tide water lying 
southerly of a line drawn between the northerly point of 
World's End, on the east, and the northerly point of the 
mainland constituting the easterly side of the entrance to 
Weymouth Back river, on the west. 

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

Approved February 15, 1930. 



ChaV 44 -^^ ^^'^ PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF THE SPEED OF 
MOTOR AND OTHER BOATS IN HINGHAM HARBOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^s follows: 

Section 1. The harbor master of the town of Hingham 
may make and enforce reasonable rules and regulations 
governing the speed in Hingham harbor of boats propelled 
by gasoline, oil or naphtha, or by steam, electric or me- 
chanical power. Violation of any such rule or regulation 
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty dollars. 

Section 2. For the purposes of this act, Hingham 
harbor is hereby defined to be all of the tide water lying 
southerly of a line drawn between the northerly point of 
World's End, on the east, and the northerly point of the 
mainland constituting the easterly side of the entrance to 
Weymouth Back river, on the west. 

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

Approved February 15, 1930. 



Speed of 
motor and 
other boats 
in Hingham 
harbor 
regulated. 

Penalty. 



Hingham 
harbor defined. 



Chap. 45 An Act providing for the revival of certain corpo- 
rations dissolved by statute. 



G. L. 155, 
new section 
added. 

Revival of 
certain cor- 
porations 
dissolved by 
statute, filing 
in office of 
state secretary 
of certificate 
by commis- 
sioner of cor- 
porations and 
taxation, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and fifty-five of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by adding thereto the following new 
section : — Section 56. If the commissioner finds that a 
corporation has been dissolved subject to the provisions of 
this section by act of the general court and that such corpo- 
ration ought to be revived for all purposes or for any limited 
time or for any specified purpose or purposes with or without 
limitation of time, he may, not later than three years after 
the effective date of said act, upon application by any 
interested party, file in the office of the state secretary a 
certificate, in such form as the commissioner may prescribe, 
reviving such corporation as aforesaid. The commissioner 
may subject the revival of such corporation to such terms 
and conditions, including the payment of reasonable fees, 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 46, 47. 37 

as in his judgment the pubHc interest may require. Upon 
the filing of a certificate reviving a corporation for all purposes, 
said corporation shall stand revived with the same powers, 
duties and obligations as if it had not been dissolved, except 
as otherwise provided in said certificate; and all acts and 
proceedings of its officers, directors and stockholders or 
members, acting or purporting to act as such, which would 
have been legal and vahd but for such dissolution, shall, 
except as aforesaid, stand ratified and confirmed. If such 
a corporation is revived as aforesaid for a limited time or 
for any specified purpose or purposes, it shall stand revived 
for such time or for the accomplishment of such purpose or 
purposes in accordance with the terms of the commissioner's 
certificate. For cause shown to his satisfaction, the com- 
missioner may, by certificate filed as aforesaid, extend the 
time for which a corporation revived for a limited time 
shall stand revived. Approved February 17, 1930. 

An Act relative to appropriations by cities and towns QJidjf 4g 

FOR BAND CONCERTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter forty of the General Laws, as most ^. ^^^^^-^^^ 5, 
recently amended by section six of chapter two hundred and 
eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the one 
hundred and eighth line, as printed in the General Laws, 
the words "five hundred" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — one thousand, — so that clause (26) will read as 
follows : — 

(26) For pubhc band concerts, or for music furnished for cities and 
public celebrations, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. appropdaL 

Approved February 17, 1930. ^^^lUZ.rts. 

An Act authorizing odd fellows home of massachu- (Jjidj) 47 

SETTS TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter five hundred and sixty of the isqs, seo, § 5, 
acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-eight is hereby amended ^™®'^'^®'^- 
by striking out, in the third and fourth lines, the words ", 
free from taxation," and by striking out in the fourth and 
fifth lines, the words "five hundred thousand" and insert- 
ing in place thereof the words: — one milhon, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 5. The corporation hereby es- odd Feiiows 
tablished is hereby authorized to hold real and personal MaSachusetts 
estate for the aforesaid charitable uses and purposes to an ^'Jj^tfo°nfi 
amount not exceeding one million dollars, to be devoted real and per- 
exclusively to the purposes and objects hereinbefore set ^°"^' ^^^^*^' 
forth. Said trustees shall invest the funds of this corporation 
in such securities only as are authorized by law for the 
investment of the funds of savings banks in this Common- 



38 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 48, 49. 



wealth. No officer of said corporation shall hire or borrow 
any portion of the funds belonging to said corporation nor 
be security for loans thereof to another. 

Approved February 21, 1930. 



G. L. 71, § 6, 
etc., amended. 



Provisions for 
towns not 
maintaining 
high schools. 



Chap. 48 An Act relating to the transportation of high school 

PUPILS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter seventy-one of the General Laws, 
as amended by section one of chapter two hundred and 
ninety-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, 
is hereby further amended by striking out the first para- 
graph and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 
6. If a town of less than five hundred famihes or house- 
holders, according to such census, does not maintain a public 
high school offering four years of instruction, it shall pay 
the tuition of any pupil who resides therein and obtains from 
its school committee a certificate to attend a high school 
of another town included in the list of high schools approved 
for this purpose by the department. Such a town shall 
also, through its school committee, provide, when necessary, 
for the transportation of such a pupil at cost up to forty 
cents for each day of actual attendance, and it may expend 
more than said amount. If, however, the distance between 
a pupil's residence and the school he is entitled to attend 
under this section exceeds three miles, the town may, when 
necessary, be required by the department to expend for 
transportation for such pupil a sum up to eighty cents in 
all for each day of attendance. The department shall ap- 
prove the high schools which may be attended by such 
pupils, and it may, for this purpose, approve a public high 
school in an adjoining state. Whenever, in the judgment of 
the department, it is expedient that such a pupil should 
board in the town of attendance the town of residence may, 
through its school committee, pay toward such board, in 
lieu of transportation, such sum as the said committee may 
fix. Approved February 21, 1930. 



Chap. 49 An Act relative to schedule or blanket bonds cover- 
ing OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF CO-OPERATIVE BANKS. 



G. L. 170, § 9, 
etc., amended. 



Duties of 
treasurers of 
co-operative 
banks. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section nine of chapter one hundred and seventy of the 
General Laws, as amended by section two of chapter six- 
teen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the following : 
— , approved by him as to the conditions thereof and as to 
the sureties thereon, — so as to read as follows: — Section 9. 
The treasurer shall keep the accounts and have charge of 
all books and papers necessary therefor, and dispose of and 
secure the safe keeping of all money, securities and property 



Acts, 1930. —Chap. 50. 39 

of the corporation, in the manner (lesi}2;nated by the by-laws, 
and the treasurer and all other permanent employees having Treasurer and 
access at all times to the cash or negotiable securities, shall gj^e'Cond! *^° 
each give, subject to section twenty-four of chapter one 
hundred and sixty-eight, a bond for the faithful performance 
of their respective duties in such amount as the board of 
directors may require, provided that such treasurer and Proviso, 
other permanent emploj'ees may in the discretion of the 
commissioner be included in one or more schedule or blanket 
bonds, approved by him as to the conditions thereof and as 
to the sureties thereon. Approved February 21, 1930. 



An Act relative to the qualifications of members Qhn^ 5Q 
OF the board of aldermen and of the school com- ^ ' 

mittee of the city of somerville. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section ten of chapter two hundred and etg^'a^m'nVd 
forty of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, as " 
amended by section three of chapter ninety-eight of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "from" in the 
fourth line the words : — the qualified voters of, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 10. The board of aldermen shall Board of aider- 

, 1 c , / 1,1 1 c men, election, 

be composed oi twenty-one members, three members irom membership, 
each ward, to be elected as follows: Seven aldermen-at-large, office,°etc. 
one being selected from the qualified voters of each ward, 
shall biennially be elected by the qualified voters of the city 
at large, voting in their respective wards, and two aldermen 
shall at the same time be elected by and from the qualified 
voters of each ward. The members of the board of alder- 
men shall hold office for the two municipal years next follow- 
ing their election, or, if elected after the regular municipal 
election, for the remainder of the two municipal years follow- 
ing such regular municipal election and until a majority of 
the new board shall be elected and qualified in their stead. 

Section 2. Section twenty-eight of said chapter two isqq, 240, § 28, 
hundred and forty, as amended by section one of chapter ^**^' ^"'*°'i®<^- 
three hundred and fifty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and four and by section eight of said chapter ninety-eight, 
is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"ward" in the eighth line the words:—, who shall be 
qualified voters of the ward, — and by striking out, in the 
thirteenth line, the word "resident" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — qualified voter, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 28. The management and control of the School com- 
public schools shall be vested in a school committee, which Sem1^ereh?p,°"' 
shall exercise the powers conferred and discharge the duties ^^utTes^^tf '^^' 
imposed by law upon school committees. The committee 
shall consist of the mayor and the president of the board of 
aldermen, ex officiis, neither of whom shall serve as chair- 
man, and fourteen other members two from each ward, 



40 



Acts, 1930. —Chaps. 51, 52. 



elected as follows: — Two members from each ward, who 
shall be qualified voters of the ward, shall be elected at each 
regular municipal election to serve for the term of two mu- 
Vacancies. nicipal ycars next following. Vacancies occurring in the 
school committee shall be filled by a joint ballot of the board 
of aldermen and the school committee, the member so elected 
to be a qualified voter of the ward entitled to the new mem- 
ber, and to hold office for the remainder of the term. 

Approved February 21, 1930. 



G. L. 207, § 28, 
amended. 

Certificate of 
intention of 
marriage. 



Chap. 51 An Act relative to the delivery of certificates of 
intention of marriage and the return of unused 
certificates. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and seven of the Gen- 
eral Laws is hereby amended by striking out section twenty- 
eight and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 
28. On or after the fifth day from the filing of notice of 
intention of marriage, except as otherwise provided, but not 
in any event later than six months after such filing, the clerk 
or registrar shall deliver to the parties a certificate signed by 
him, specifying the date when notice was filed with him 
and all facts relative to the marriage which are required 
by law to be ascertained and recorded, except those relative 
to the person by whom the marriage is to be solemnized. 
Such certificate shall be delivered to the minister or magis- 
trate before whom the marriage is to be contracted, before 
he proceeds to solemnize the same. If such certificate is not 
sooner used, it shall be returned to the office issuing it within 
six months after the date when notice of intention of mar- 
riage was filed. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and seven is 
hereby further amended by striking out section fifty-seven 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 57. 
Whoever performs a ceremony of marriage upon a certificate 
more than six months after the fifing of the notice of in- 
tention of marriage as set forth in such certificate, and who- 
ever having taken out such certificate and not having used 
it fails to return it, within six months after such filing, to 
the office issuing the same, shall be punished by a fine of 
not more than ten dollars. Approved February 21, 1930. 



G. L. 207, § 57, 
amended. 

Penalty for 
failure to 
return certifi- 
cate of in- 
tention of 
marriage. 



Chap. 52 An Act extending the time during which certain 
persons suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis 
may receive temporary care and treatment at 

certain INSTITUTIONS. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in part 
defeat its purpose, it is hereby declared an emergency law 
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public 
health and convenience. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 53. 41 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter three hundred and eighty-five of 'mendld ^ ^' 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the third Hne, the word "thirty" 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — thirty-one, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . The department of Ja^r^and^'^^ 
public health may arrange for the admission, care and treat- treatment 
ment, for periods not extending beyond June thirtieth, nine- of certltn*^ 
teen hundred and thirty-one, at any institution within the 3^3"*!®® 
commonwealth approved by the department, of persons from pui- 
suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis who are residents tuberculosis. 
of any of the cities or towns comprising the territory of the 
Worcester county or Middlesex county tuberculosis hos- 
pital district or of the tuberculosis hospital district com- 
prising Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop, and such arrange- 
ments shall be deemed to be satisfactory compliance with the 
provisions of sections seventy-eight to ninety, inclusive, of 
chapter one hundred and eleven of the General Laws requir- 
ing adequate hospital care for such persons. 

Approved February S4, 1930. 

An Act to provide for the protection of shellfish in (JJid^ 53 

THE town of WESTPORT. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. No person shall take any shellfish from their Protection 
beds or wilfully obstruct the growth of any shellfish within fntowlfof 
the town of Westport, except as is hereinafter provided. Westport. 

Section 2. The selectmen of said town may give per- Permits for 
mits in writing to any person to take shellfish from their sheii&h^etc 
beds within said town at such times, in such quantities, for 
such uses and by such methods as they shall deem expedi- 
ent. They shall grant such permits to any inhabitant of 
the town to take from the beds in said town shellfish for the 
use of himself and his family not exceeding in quantity one 
half bushel including shells in any one day. They shall 
grant such permits to any fisherman to take shellfish from 
said beds for bait for his own use not exceeding in quantity 
one bushel including shells in any one day. Such permits 
shall be signed by the selectmen, shall be recorded in a book 
kept for the purpose and shall remain in force for one year 
from their date. 

Section 3. Every person taking shellfish from their Exhibition of 
beds within said town under the provisions of this act shall deJ^nd"^°° 
at the time of such taking have with him the permit granted 
to him as above provided and shall exhibit it upon demand 
to any constable of the town or other officer charged with 
the duty of enforcing the provisions of this act. 

Section 4. No person shall take from their beds in said "f^^^'J"^ °l 
town or sell or offer for sale or have in his possession any ciamsor 
little neck clams or quahaugs measuring less than one and ?egu^at"ed^. 
one half inches across the widest part. 



42 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 54, 55. 



Penalty. 



Certain dis- 
trict courts 
to have con- 
current 
jurisdiction 
with superior 
court. 

Certain incon- 
sistent pro- 
visions of law 
not applicable 
to town of 
Westport. 



Section 5. Whoever violates any provision of this act 
shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more 
than one hundred dollars. 

Section 6. The second and third district courts of 
Bristol shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the superior 
court of all offences under this act. 

Section 7. So much of section eighty-four of chapter 
one hundred and thirty of the General Laws as is incon- 
sistent herewith shall not apply to the town of Westport. 

Approved February 24, 1930. 



Chap. 54 An Act extending the time for filing requests for 

REPORTS TO appellate DIVISIONS OF DISTRICT COURTS 
other THAN THE MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and ten B of chapter 
two hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws, inserted 
by section eight of chapter five hundred and thirty-two of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the thirteenth line, the word 
"two" and inserting in place thereof the word: — five, — 
so that the third sentence of said section one hundred and 
ten B will read as follows : — The request for such a report 
shall be filed with the clerk within five days after notice of 
the ruling, and when the objection is to the admission or 
exclusion of evidence, the claim for a report shall also be 
made known at the time of the ruling. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect September first of 
the current year. Approved February 21^, 1930. 



G. L. 2.31, 

§ HOB, 

amended. 



Time for filing 
requests for 
reports to 
appellate 
divisions of 
district courts 
other than the 
municipal 
court of the 
city of Boston, 
extended. 
Effective date. 



Chap. 55 An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to borrow 

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING A MUNICIPAL 
MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The city of Worcester may, within a period 
of five years from the passage of this act, incur indebtedness 
for the construction of a municipal auditorium as a me- 
morial to soldiers, sailors and marines, and may issue bonds 
or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Worcester Municipal Memorial Auditorium Loan, Act of 
1930. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate 
loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more than ten 
years from their dates, but no loan shall be authorized 
under this act unless a sum equal to an amount not less 
than ten per cent of the loan so authorized is voted for the 
same purpose to be provided from taxes or other sources of 
revenue of the year when authorized. Indebtedness in- 
curred under this act shall be in excess of the amount au- 
thorized by chapter two hundred and eleven of the Special 



City of 
Worcester 
may borrow 
money for 
purpose of 
constructing 
a municipal 
memorial 
auditorium. 

Worcester 
Municipal 
Memorial 
Auditorium 
Loan, Act 
of 1930. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 56, 57, 58. 43 

Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, as amended by chap- 
ter one hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty, but shall, except as provided herein, 
be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 25, 1930. 

An Act authorizing the designation of persons to per- nhnqj 56 

FORM the duties OF MEMBERS, EX OFFICIIS, OF PERMA- ^' 

NENT STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty of the General Laws is hereby amended ^gj'g^^-j^^ 
by inserting after section six the following new section : — after § 6.' 
Section 6 A. If any member of a permanent state board Designation 

, •' 1 1 • J c 1 1 1 • of persons to 

or commission who serves as such by virtue oi holding any perform the 
other office or position is unable by reason of absence or dis- bers?lx officifs' 
ability to perform his duties as such member, he may, by g^^ibSarJ"*' ' 
a writing filed in the office of such board or commission, and com- 
designate an officer or employee in his department who ^thoriled. 
shall, without additional compensation therefor, perform 
such duties in case of and during such absence or disability, 
but a person so designated shall have no authority to make 
any appointments or removals. Any such designation may 
in like manner be revoked at any time. 

Approved February 25, 1930. 



An Act relative to the violation of one-way street (Jjidy 57 

REGULATIONS, SO-CALLED, AS AFFECTING CIVIL LIABILITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. Chapter eighty-nine of the General Laws is g. l. 89, 
hereby amended by adding the following new section : — added^''*^'"'' 
Section 10. The violation by the operator or driver of a violation of 
motor or other vehicle of any rule, regulation, ordinance or r^gtKns^^^* 
by-law limiting traffic on any specified way to traffic moving |^"^^'|®'^' f^, 
in one direction shall not, in respect to any civil liability, liability. 
render such operator or driver, or such vehicle or any occu- 
pant thereof, a trespasser upon said way. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect June first of the Effective date. 
current year. Approved February 25, 1930. 



An Act relative to the local acceptance of the pro- nhf.^ kq 

VISIONS OF GENERAL LAW GRANTING ONE DAY OFF IN "* 

EVERY EIGHT DAYS TO POLICE OFFICERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixteen of chapter one hundred and forty-seven g. l. 147, § le, 
of the General Laws, as affected by chapter three hundred ^*<'- amended. 
and four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the second and third 



44 Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 59, 60. 

lines, the words "accepted chapter one hundred and sixty- 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty" and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — accepts or has accepted the 
provisions of this section by vote of its city council or se- 
lectmen, or has accepted the corresponding provisions of 
earlier laws in the manner therein provided, — so as to 
Onedayofifin read as follows: — Section 16 Except in Boston, members 
dly^s^to police of the poHcc department of every town which accepts or has 
al!d towns*''*'^^ accepted the provisions of this section by vote of its city 
council or selectmen, or has accepted the corresponding 
provisions of earlier laws in the manner therein provided, 
shall be excused from duty for one day out of every eight 
without loss of pay. Approved February 25, 1930. 

Chap. 59 An Act authorizing the city of lynn to construct 

AND maintain SURFACE WATER DRAINAGE WORKS OUTSIDE 
THE ESTABLISHED HARBOR LINE IN LYNN HARBOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

maycoMfruct SECTION 1. The city of Lynn may construct and main- 
and maintain taiu Sb surface watcr drain with outlet and all necessary 

surface water , . y uu j. • j. j.']j.ui_u 

drainage works appurtcuances in Lyuu harbor at points outside the harbor 

estabUshed ^^^^ established by chapter three hundred and thirteen of 

harbor line in the acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. The material, 

ynn ar or. ^.^^ ^^^ coustructiou of Said sui'face water drain, outlet 

and appurtenances, and also their location as aforesaid, 

shall be in accordance with such plans and specifications 

as may be approved after hearing by the state department 

of pubhc works. 

Effective upon Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, 

acceptance, etc. i • ,i j. i x r xi, 'j. m r 'j 

during the current year, by vote oi the city council oi said 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter. 

Approved February 25, 1930. 

Chap. 60 An Act relative to the issuance by the board of parole 

OF PERMITS FOR PRISONERS TO BE AT LIBERTY AND OF 
CERTAIN ORDERS RELATIVE THERETO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

amended. ^^^^' SECTION 1. Scctiou One hundred and twenty-eight of 
chapter one hundred and twenty-seven of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the sixth, seventh and 
eighth lines, the words "Permits granted by the board of 
parole shall be issued by the commissioner on notification 
by the board. Other" and inserting in place thereof the 
Permits for word : — All, — SO as to read as follows: — Section 128. 
beluibeJt'y. Permits to be at liberty may be granted as follows: to 
by whom prisouers in the penal institutions of the commonwealth or 

aruTi-ssued. transferred therefrom to jails or houses of correction, by 
the board of parole; to prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, except in Suffolk county, by the county commis- 
sioners; to prisoners in the jail and house of correction in 



Acts, 1930. —Chap. 61. 45 

Suffolk county, by the penal institutions commissioner. All 
permits shall be issued by the board or officer granting them. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and forty-nine of said g l. 127. § 149. 
chapter one hundred and twenty-seven is hereby amended ^'"^"'^*''^- 
by striking out, in the first and second lines, the words ", 
the directors of a workhouse," — and by striking out, in 
the tenth and eleventh lines, the words "An order directed 
by the board of parole shall be issued by the commissioner", 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 149. The board of Arrest of 
parole, the county commissioners or, in Suffolk county, the vrdiiuin of 
penal institutions commissioner of Boston, if a permit to be {^g™'fjb*^rt 
at liberty granted or issued by them, respectively, has be- ^^ ' ^'^ ^' 
come void or has been revoked, or if a prisoner on parole 
under section one hundred and forty-one has been ordered 
to return to the prison from which he was released, may 
order the arrest of the holder of such permit or of such 
prisoner on parole by any officer quahfied to serve civil or 
criminal process in any county, and the return of such 
holder or of such prisoner on parole to the prison from which 
he was released. The governor, if a permit to be at liberty 
issued to an habitual criminal under section one hundred 
and thirtj'^-four has become void or has been revoked, shall 
issue his warrant authorizing the arrest of the holder thereof 
by any officer qualified to serve criminal process, and his 
return to state prison. A prisoner who has been so re- 
turned to his place of confinement shall be detained therein 
according to the terms of his original sentence. In com- 
puting the period of his confinement, the time between his 
release upon a permit or on parole and his return to prison 
shall not be considered as any part of the term of his original 
sentence. If at the time of the order to return to prison 
or of the revocation of his permit he is confined in any 
prison, service of such order shall not be made until his re- 
lease therefrom. Approved February 25, 1930. 

An Act relative to the pensioning op laborers in the nhnjy a\ 

EMPLOY of the CITY OF LOWELL. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any laborer in the employ of the city of Pensioning of 
Lowell who has reached the age of sixty and has been in impioy^oFthL* 
such employ for a period of not less than twenty-five years '^^^y °^ Loweii. 
and has become physically or mentally incapacitated for 
labor, and any laborer in the employ of said city who has 
been in such employ for a period of not less than fifteen 
years and has become physically or mentally incapacitated 
for labor by reason of any injury received in the perform- 
ance of his duties for said city, may, at his request and with 
the approval of the mayor and city council, be retired 
from service; and if so retired he shall receive from said 
city for the remainder of his life an annual pension equal to 
one half the annual compensation paid him as a laborer at 
the time of his retirement. Any laborer in the employ of 



46 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 62. 



Submission 
to voters, etc 



said city who has reached the age of sixty-five and has 
been in such employ for a period of not less than twenty- 
five years, including the time when incapacitated by reason 
of sickness, not exceeding two years in the aggregate, as 
certified by a physician in regular standing, shall be re- 
tired from service, and shall receive from said city an an- 
nual pension computed in the manner hereinbefore set forth. 
Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the registered voters of said city at the state election in 
the current year in the form of the following question which 
shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used in said 
city at said election: "Shall an act passed by the general 
court in the year nineteen hundred and thirty, entitled 
'An act relative to the pensioning of laborers in the employ 
of the city of Lowell', 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, 1930. 



Chan. 62 An Act authorizing building and zoning boards of 

APPEALS TO SUMMON AND SWEAR WITNESSES. 



G. L. 233, § 8, 
amended. 



Summoning 
of witnesses 
before city 
and town 
officers, com- 
missions, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and thirty-three of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section eight and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 8. Wit- 
nesses may be summoned to attend and testify and to 
produce books and papers at a hearing before a city coun- 
cil, or either branch thereof, or before a joint or special 
committee of the same or of either branch thereof, or before 
a board of selectmen, a board of police commissioners, a 
fire commissioner or a board of fire commissioners, a com- 
missioner of public safety, a school board, a licensing board 
or licensing authorities for the granting of licenses for 
certain non-intoxicating beverages, as defined in section 
one of chapter one hundred and thirty-eight, a board of 
registrars of voters, the police commissioner or election com- 
missioners of Boston, the metropohtan district commission, 
or a board of appeals designated or appointed under section 
twenty-seven of chapter forty, as to matters within their 
authority; and such witnesses shall be summoned in the 
same manner, be paid the same fees and be subject to the 
same penalties for default, as witnesses in civil cases before 
the courts. The presiding officer of such council, or of 
either branch thereof, or a member of any such committee, 
board or commission, or any such commissioner, may ad- 
minister oaths to witnesses who appear before such council, 
branch thereof, committee, board, commission or commis- 
sioner, respectively. Approved February 25, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. —Chaps. 63, 64. 47 



An Act authorizing the use of additional ballot (Jfiaj) g3 

BOXES IN towns. 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter fifty-four of the General Laws is hereby amended ^tVon aftlT^ 
by inserting after section sixty-seven the following new § 67. 
section: — Section 67 A. If the selectmen so vote, more than Use of 
one state ballot box may be used at any polling place in any baiiot°bOT'ea 
town at state elections and at town elections if official ballots '° towns. 
are used therein. If more than one ballot box is to be used at 
any polling place as aforesaid, the voting lists for use thereat 
shall each be divided by the selectmen into as many sec- 
tions as there are ballot boxes. Upon written request of the 
selectmen of a town for one or more additional ballot boxes 
for use as herein provided, the state secretary shall provide 
the same at the expense of such town. 

Approved February 26, 1930. 

An Act authorizing the issue of blanket policies nhr,^ A4 

OF ACCIDENT OR HEALTH INSURANCE TO STUDENTS AND ^' 
OTHERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws, g. l. 175, § no, 
as amended in section one "hundred and ten by chapter one ^*''- amended, 
hundred and thirty-six 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 : — Sec- Certain pro- 
tion 110. Nothing in the two preceding sections shall apply nSTppUcilTe 
to or affect any general or blanket policy of insurance issued to general or 
to any employer, whether an individual, corporation, co- cies^ofamdent 
partnership, or association, or to any municipal corporation fnsuranc^e. 
or department thereof, or to a police or fire department, or to 
any college, school or other institution of learning or to the 
head or principal thereof, or to any organization for health, 
recreational or military instruction or treatment, under- 
writers' corps, salvage bureau or like organization, where the 
officers, members or emploj^ees or classes or departments 
thereof or the students or patients are insured against speci- 
fied accidental bodily injuries or diseases while exposed to the 
hazards of the occupation, course of instruction or treatment, 
or otherwise, for a premium intended to cover the risks of all 
the persons insured under such policy. Where the premium what shaii 
is to be paid by the employer and the employees jointly and a genS"'''^ 
the benefits of the pohcy are offered to all eligible employees, or blanket 
a policy covering not less than seventy-five per cent of such ^° '''^' ^**'' 
employees, or covering members of an association of such 
employees if the members so insured in fact constitute not 



48 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 65, 66. 



less than seventy-five per cent of all eligible employees, shall 
be considered a general or blanket policy within the meaning 
of this section. Approved February 26, 1930. 



Chap. 65 An Act making certain procedure for expediting the 

COLLECTION OF DEBTS APPLICABLE IN DISTRICT COURTS. 



G. L. 231. § 141, 
etc., amended. 



Sections appli- 
cable to civil 
actions before 
district courts, 
except in city 
of Boston. 



When 
operative. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and forty-one of chapter 
two hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws, as amended 
by section two of chapter three hundred and seventeen of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight and by section 
three of chapter two hundred and sixty-five of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "fifty-eight" in the tenth and 
eleventh lines the following: — , fifty-nine B, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section IJ^l. Sections one, two, three, 
four, five, six, seven, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, 
fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, 
twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-five, twenty- 
six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, 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, fifty-nine B, 
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, seventy-nine, 
eighty-five, eighty-five A, eighty-seven, eighty-eight, eighty- 
nine, ninet}^, ninety-one, ninety-two, ninety-three, ninety- 
four, ninety-five, ninety-seven, ninety-eight, ninetj^-nine, 
one hundred, one hundred and one, one hundred and two, 
one hundred and thirty-four, one hundred and thirtj^-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 2. This act shall become operative October 
first of the current year. Approved February 26, 1930. 



Chap. 66 An Act changing the method of reimbursing cities and 

TOWNS FOR the SUPPORT OF CERTAIN NEEDY PERSONS 
having NO LEGAL SETTLEMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twelve of chapter one hundred and twentj'-two of 
the General Laws, as amended by section forty-eight of 
chapter one hundred and fifty-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby repealed. 

Approved February 26, 1930. 



G. L. 122, § 12. 
etc., repealed. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 67, 68, 69. 49 



I Chap. 67 



An Act authorizing cities and towns to appropriate 

MONEY to provide FACILITIES FOR PUBLIC ENTERTAIN 
MENT IN CONNECTION WITH THE NATIONAL CONVENTION 
OF THE AMERICAN LEGION TO BE HELD IN THE CURRENT 
YEAR. 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

For the purpose of providing proper facilities for public cities and 
entertainment at the time of the national convention of appropdate 
The American Legion, to be held in Boston during the "■je'facmties' 
current year, and of pajdng expenses incidental to such for public en- 
entertainment, any city or town may appropriate a sum in'^comi'^ction 
not exceeding one two hundredths of one per cent of the ^V't'^ f^^ na- 

.^ ... r 1 • -ix/r tional conven- 

last preceding assessed valuation oi the city or town. Money tion of The 
so appropriated shall be expended under the direction of Legfonfetc. 
the mayor of the city or the selectmen of the town. 

Approved February 27, 1930. 



An Act to authorize the planning board of the town nhfj^t 68 
OF wellesley to act as its board of survey. ^* 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Wellesley may by by-law pro- The planning 
vide that its planning board act as the board of survey town'^of *^^ 
therein, and in such case said planning board shall be vested weiiesiey 
with all the powers and duties of boards of survey in towns its board 
conferred or imposed by general law. °^ survey. 

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

Approved February 27, 1930. 



An Act authorizing the shelburne falls fire district ni.f^j. a(\ 
to take water from additional sources. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter six hundred and forty-four of the 1911,644,12, 
acts of nineteen hundred and eleven is hereby amended by amended, 
striking out section two and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 2. The Shelburne Falls Fire District sheiburne 
for the purposes aforesaid may take, or acquire by purchase Distdcrmay 
or otherwise, and hold, the waters of Fox brook in the towns ^aters^of 
of Colrain and Shelburne, and the waters flowing into and Fox brook, etc. 
from the same, the waters of Houghton brook in the towns 
of Colrain and Charlemont, and the waters flowing into and 
from the same, and the waters of Fink brook, and any other 
source of water supply in the towns of Buckland, Colrain, 
Charlemont and Shelburne, including any ground sources 



50 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 70. 



May con- 
struct dams, 
reservoirs, etc. 



Title to vest 
in Shelburne 
Falls Fire 
District. 



Restrictions 
as to entry 
upon railroad 
locations, etc. 



of supply, which may be approved by the department of 
public health, together with any and all water rights con- 
nected with any such waters or sources, may purchase any 
existing system for supplying water, and may also take, or 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all rights of way, 
easements and lands in the towns of Colrain, Charlemont, 
Buckland and Shelburne necessary for conveying the water 
to and through said district, and over or under the Deerfield 
river and North river. The said fire district may con- 
struct on the lands thus acquired proper dams, reservoirs, 
buildings, fixtures and other structures, and may make 
excavations, procure and operate machinery and provide 
such other means and appliances as may be necessary to 
establish and maintain complete and effective water works; 
and may construct and lay conduits, pipes and other works 
under or over any such water courses, railroads, railways or 
public or private ways, and along such ways, in such manner 
as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same, and for the pur- 
pose of constructing, maintaining and repairing such con- 
duits, pipes and other works and for all proper purposes of 
this act the said fire district may dig up any such lands, 
and may enter upon and dig up any such ways in such 
manner as to cause the least possible hindrance to public 
travel. The title to all land taken or purchased under the 
provisions of this act shall vest in said Shelburne Fails 
Fire District, and the land so taken may be managed, 
improved and controlled by the board of water commis- 
sioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner as they 
shall deem for the best interests of the district. The dis- 
trict shall not enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, 
pipes or other works within the location of any railroad 
corporation, except at such time and in such manner as it 
may agree upon with such corporation, or, in case of failure 
to so agree, as may be approved by the department of public 
utilities. No source of water supply for domestic purposes 
shall be taken under this act without the consent and ap- 
proval of the department of public health. 

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

Approved February 27, 1930. 



(J. L. 32, § 81), 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 70 An Act relative to pensions for firemen in certain 

CITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eighty of chapter thirty-two of the General 
Laws, as amended by section one of chapter three hundred 
and thirty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"years" in the twelfth fine the words: — as such or as a 
call member and permanent member of said department, — 
and also by inserting after the word "years" in the fifteenth 
line the words: — as aforesaid, — so as to read as follows: — 



Acts, 1930. —Chap. 71. 51 

Section 80. In cities, except Boston, which accept this Retiremem, 
and the following section or have accepted corresponding tngofhie-''' 
provisions of earher laws by vote of the city council, the ^en '^"j^iUw^ 
fire commissioner in cities having such an official, otherwise 
the aldermen, in all cases with the approval of the mayor, 
shall retire from active service and place upon the pension 
roll any fireman, call fireman or substitute call fireman of 
the city whom the city physician certifies in writing to be 
permanently disabled, mentally or physically, by injuries 
sustained or illness incurred through no fault of his own in 
the actual performance of duty, from further performing 
duty as such member; or any permanent member of said 
department who has performed faithful service therein for 
not less than twentj^-five years as such or as a 'call member 
and permanent member of said department, if in the judg- 
ment of said board or official such member is disabled for 
useful service in the department; provided, that any per- Proviso, 
manent member of said department who has performed 
faithful service therein for twenty-five years as aforesaid 
and has attained the age of sixty shall be retired at his re- 
quest. Any acceptance of this and the following section Acceptance 
may be limited by the vote of acceptance to any one or more '""**■• ®**^- 
of the classes of firemen hereinbefore set forth. 

Approved February 27, 1930. 



An Act relative to the pension payable to laborers nhny 71 

IN THE employ OF THE CITY OF FALL RIVER UPON THEIR ' ^' 

retirement. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and 1924, 278, § 1, 
seventy-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- '^^^ 
four is hereby amended by striking out, in the thirteenth 
and fourteenth hnes, the words ", but such pension shall in 
no event exceed five hundred dollars", — and by adding 
at the end thereof the words : — , but no such person shall 
receive a pension of more than five hundred dollars a year, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . Any laborer in the Pensioning of 
employ of the city of Fall River who has reached the age employ oFcity 
of sixty and has been in such employ for a period of not of Fail River, 
less than twenty-five years and has become physically or 
mentally incapacitated for labor, and any laborer in the 
employ of said city who has been in such employ for a period 
of not less than fifteen years and has become physically or 
mentally incapacitated for labor by reason of any injury 
received in the performance of his duties for said city, may, 
at his request and with the approval of the mayor, be re- 
tired from service, and if so retired he shall receive from said 
city for the remainder of his life an annual pension equal to 
one half of the annual compensation paid to him as a laborer 
at the time of his retirement. Any laborer in the employ of 
said city who has reached the age of sixty-five and has been 



52 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 72. 



Word 

" laborer" 

to include, etc. 



Submission 
to voters, etc. 



in such employ for a period of not less than twenty-five 
years, including the time when incapacitated by reason of 
sickness, not exceeding two years in the aggregate, which 
is certified by a physician in regular standing, shall be re- 
tired from service and shall receive from said city an annual 
pension computed in the manner hereinbefore set forth. 
The word "laborer", as used in this section, shall include 
foremen, inspectors, mechanics, draw tenders, assistant 
draw tenders and storekeepers, but no such person shall 
receive a pension of more than five hundred dollars a year. 
Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the registered 
voters of the city of Fall River for their acceptance at its 
next municipal election in answer to 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 thirty, entitled 'An Act 
relative to the pension payable to laborers in the employ of 
the city of Fall River upon their retirement', be accepted?" 
If a majority of the voters voting thereon vote in the af- 
firmative in answer to said question, then this act shall take 
effect in said city, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 21, 1930. 



Chap. 72 -^^ ^^'^ AUTHORIZING CERTAIN WAR VETERANS' ORGANIZA- 
TIONS TO DRILL AND PARADE WITH FIREARMS. 



G. L. 33, § 60, 
etc., amended. 



Unauthorized 
drilling with 
firearms, etc., 
forbidden, 
except, etc. 



Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section sixty of chapter thirty-three of the General Laws, 
as appearing in chapter four hundred and sixty-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four and as amended 
by chapter one hundred and twenty of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-seven, is hereby further amended by 
striking out, in the thirty-fourth line, the word ", and" and 
inserting in place thereof the words : — may drill and parade 
with firearms in pubhc, under the supervision of their duly 
authorized officers; that, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 60. No body of men, except the volunteer militia, 
the troops of the United States and the Ancient and Honor- 
able Artillery Company of Boston, except as provided in 
the following section, shall maintain an armory, or associate 
together at any time as a company or organization, for drill 
or parade with firearms, or so drill or parade; nor shall any 
town raise or appropriate money toward arming, equipping, 
uniforming, supporting or providing drill rooms or armories 
for any such body of men; provided, that associations 
wholly composed of soldiers honorably discharged from the 
service of the United States may parade in public with arms, 
upon the reception of any regiment or company of soldiers 
returning from said service, and for escort duty at the burial 
of deceased soldiers, with the written permission of the 
aldermen of the city or selectmen of the town where they 
desire to parade; that students in educational institutions 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 73. 53 

where military science is a prescribed part of the course of 
instruction may, with the consent of the governor, drill and 
parade with firearms in public, under the superintendence 
of their teachers; that men!bers of schools for military in- 
struction conducted with the approval of the governor, 
may drill and parade with firearms in public, under the 
supervision of their instructors; that foreign troops whose 
admission to the United States has been consented to by the 
United States government may, with the consent of the 
governor, drill and parade with firearms in public; and any 
body of men may, with the consent of the governor, drill 
and parade in public with any harmless imitation of firearms 
approved by the adjutant general; that regularly organized 
posts of the Grand Army of the Republic, and of The Ameri- 
can Legion, and regularly organized camps of the United 
Spanish War Veterans and regularly organized posts of the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States may drill 
and parade with firearms in public, under the supervision 
of their duly authorized officers; that the Kearsarge As- 
sociation of Naval Veterans, Inc., may at any time parade 
in public their color guards of not more than twelve men 
armed with firearms, that the Society of Colonial Wars in 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Order of the 
Founders and Patriots of America, the Massachusetts 
Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Society 
of the Sons of the Revolution in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, the Society of the War of 1812 in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and regularly organized 
branches of any of said societies may at any time parade in 
public their uniformed color guards of ten men with fire- 
arms; that regularly organized camps of the Sons of Vet- 
erans may at any time parade in public their color guards 
of ten men with firearms; and that any organization here- 
tofore authorized by law may parade with side-arms; and 
any veteran association composed wholly of past members 
of the mihtia of the commonwealth may maintain an armory 
for the use of the organizations of the militia to which its 
members belonged; provided, that such drill or parade is Proviso. 
not in contravention of the laws of the United States. 

Approved February 27, 1930. 



An Act authorizing the town of mansfield to vote to r^j lyo 

PAY SALARIES TO ITS SELECTMEN. L'/lup. /O 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter five hundred and eighty-six of the 1920, 586, § 2, 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty is hereby amended amended. 
by striking out section two and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — Section 2. At each annual meeting in said selectmen, 
town, there shall be elected in place of those selectmen whose tirms°°' 
terms are about to expire, an equal number of selectmen, salaries. 
each to serve for three years. The selectmen shall serve 



54 



Acts, 1930. —Chap. 74. 



Vacancy. 



Submission 
to voters, etc. 



until their successors are elected and have qualified and 
shall receive such salaries as may be fixed by vote of the 
town. If, except as the result of a recall election, a va- 
cancy occurs in the membership of the selectmen, the re- 
maining 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 re- 
sulting from a recall election shall be filled as hereinafter 
provided in this act. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the registered voters of the town of Mansfield at its annual 
town election in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-one 
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 thirty, entitled 'An Act authorizing the town 
of Mansfield to vote to pay salaries to its selectmen ', 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 27, 1930. 



Chap. 74 An Act authorizing the Italian society of mutual 

RELIEF AND BENEVOLENCE, HUMBERT JI OF MARLBORO', 
MASSACHUSETTS, INCORPORATED TO HOLD REAL ESTATE 
AND CONFIRMING TITLE TO ITS PRESENT HOLDINGS. 



Italian Society 
of Mutual 
Relief and 
Benevolence, 
Humbert II 
of Marlboro', 
Massachusetts, 
Incorporated, 
may hold real 
estate, etc. 



Title to pres- 
ent holdings 
confirmed. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The corporation known as Italian Society of 
Mutual Relief and Benevolence, Humbert II of Marlboro', 
Massachusetts, Incorporated, located in the city of Marl- 
borough and incorporated under general law, is hereby au- 
thorized to hold real estate in said city to an amount not 
exceeding one 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 
investment of funds of such corporations in real estate, is 
hereby confirmed. 

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

Approved February 28, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 75, 76. 55 



An Act authorizing the independent Slovak roman and (Jfidj^ 75 

GREEK CATHOLIC ST. STEPHEN'S SOCIETY OF WESTFIELD TO 
HOLD REAL ESTATE AND CONFIRMING TITLE TO ITS PRESENT 
HOLDINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. The corporation known as Independent independent 
Slovak Roman and Greek Catholic St. Stephen's Society of and' Greek™"" 
Westfield, located in the city of Westfield and incorporated 'itephln's^' 
under general law, is hereby authorized to hold real estate Society of 

• 1 •, , . , 1- X r? xi Westfield may 

m said city to an amount not exceeding seventy-five thou- hold real 
sand dollars. All of said property and the income derived ««*^t«' «tc. 
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 Jnt'lof^fn^g' 
estate standing in its name on the effective date hereof, in confirmed. 
so far as it is affected by lack of statutory authority for the 
investment of funds of such corporations in real estate, is 
hereby confirmed. 

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

Approved February 28, 1930. 



An Act consolidating the first universal christian Chav 76 

society in SHIRLEY, THE ORTHODOX CONGREGATIONAL 
SOCIETY OF SHIRLEY AND THE UNITED CHURCH OF SHIRLEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The First Universal Christian Society in First universal 
Shirley (otherwise called First Universahst Society of sodetA^i 
Shirley), the Orthodox Congregational Society of Shirley orthodox^con 
and The United Church of Shirley, corporations established gregationai 
under the laws of the commonwealth, are hereby authorized thicily lid 
to consolidate into one corporation, with all the privileges, churl!h of'^ 
powers and immunities to which other religious societies shiriey, may 
in this commonwealth are by law entitled, under the name i'ntlf onl'^cor- 
of The United Church of Shirley, which shall in all respects potation, etc. 
be a continuation of, and the lawful successor to, said existing 
corporations. 

Section 2. In case of such consolidation, all bequests, Bequests, de- 
devises, conveyances and gifts heretofore or hereafter made vesfin wn-" 
to any of said existing corporations, however described, and ^°'''^f4^'^ '^?'" 
all the powers and privileges thereof shall vest in said con- 
soHdated corporation and all trusts now or hereafter vested 
in anj^ of said existing corporations shall be preserved in- 
violate, and all provisions relating thereto shall have full 
force and effect in said consolidated corporation. 

Section 3. In case of such consohdation, the treasurers Delivery of 
of said existing corporations are hereby respectively author- p'^p®'"*' ''^*'- 
ized to execute and deliver all papers and documents that 
may be deemed necessary or proper for the purpose of vest- 
ing in the consolidated corporation the property belonging 
respectively to the existing corporations. 



56 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 77, 78, 79. 



Consolidation 
complete upon 
filing of certi- 
fied copies of 
acceptance, etc. 



Effective upon 
passage for 
purpose of 
acceptance. 



Section 4. Upon the acceptance of this act by each of 
the existing corporations at a meeting duly called for the 
purpose, duly certified copies of the respective votes of ac- 
ceptance shall be filed in the registry of deeds for the south- 
ern district of Middlesex county and the consoHdation of 
said corporations shall thereupon be complete. 

Section 5. For the purpose of its acceptance this act 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 28, 1930. 



Chav. 77 ^^ Act reviving the union color and chemical com- 
pany. 



Union Color 
and Chemical 
Company 
revived. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Union Color and Chemical Company, a corporation 
dissolved by chapter three hundred and nineteen of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby re- 
vived with the same powers, duties and obligations as if 
said chapter had not been passed; and all acts and pro- 
ceedings 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 February 28, 1930. 



Chav. 78 An Act authorizing the society of mutual aid of 

ROCCADEVANDRO, ITALY TO HOLD REAL ESTATE. 



Society of 
Mutual Aid of 
Roccadevan- 
dro, Italy 
may hold real 
estate, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The corporation known as the Society of Mutual Aid of 
Roccadevandro, Italy located in the city of Lawrence and 
incorporated under general law, is hereby authorized to hold 
real estate in said city to an amount not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars. All of said property and the income de- 
rived therefrom shall be used for the purposes of said corpo- 
ration as set forth in its charter or certificate of incorpora- 
tion or in any amendment thereof. 

Approved February 28, 1930. 



Chav. 79 An Act relative to the admissibility in evidence of 

CERTAIN REPORTS OF OFFICIAL EXAMINATIONS IN CERTAIN 
JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS RELATING TO INSURANCE COM- 
PANIES, FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES AND SAVINGS AND 
INSURANCE BANKS. 



G. L. 175, § 4, 
etc., amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section four of chapter one hundred and 
seventy-five of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 
one hundred and fifty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six and by section one of chapter one hundred 
and thirty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight, is hereby amended by inserting after the third para- 
graph the following new paragraphs: — 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 80. 57 

A report of an examination of any company made under Admissibility 
this section may, as far as material and relevant, be ad- ce,.ta-n®r"po"4 
mitted, in the discretion of the court, in any judicial pro- of (>friciai ex- 

,. 1 . • c • • 'e • • 1 animations in 

ceedmg under section nve or six, as prima facie evidence certain judicial 
of the facts stated in such report; but nothing in this para- ^eiaUng'to^ 
graph shall be construed to require the commissioner to insurance 

1 • u.- J J.U- i- u r J- companies. 

make an examination under this section before proceeding 
to act under section five or six. 

The assets and liabilities of the company shall be allowed Assets and 

, .i- j_ f • ±- 1 1 liabilities of 

and computed, m any report oi an examination made under company to be 
this section, in accordance with sections nine to twelve, in- comp^ed"*^ 
elusive, and may be set forth therein in accordance with the etc. 
items specified in the forms of annual statements prescribed 
by section twenty-five, so far as the commissioner may 
deem appropriate. 

Section 2. Section thirty-seven of chapter one hundred G- ^- .i^.^- 5 37. 
and seventy-six of the General Laws is hereby amended by ^°"^° ^ 
inserting at the end thereof the following new paragraph : — 

A report of an examination made under section thirty- Admissibility 
six or forty-four may, as far as material and relevant, be c"rtIi'nrepo°ts 
admitted, in the discretion of the court, in any iudicial pro- of official ex- 

T , ,• ,!•, • ciji • aminations in 

ceedmg under section thirty-six or lorty-three, as prima certain judicial 
facie evidence of the facts set forth in such report; but {^btlng'tl^ 
nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to require the fraternal bene- 

• • , 1 -x- r 1 i- -J. fit societies. 

commissioner to make an examination oi a domestic society 
under section thirty-six before presenting the facts to the 
attorney general under said section, or to make an examina- 
tion of a foreign society under section forty-four before re- 
fusing to issue a license to such a society under section forty- 
one or revoking the Kcense of such a society under section 
forty-three. 

Section 3. Section twenty-eight of chapter one hundred g. l- its, § 28, 
and seventy-eight of the General Laws is hereby amended !T". ,'^.,.,. 
by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph : — m ^idence of 

A report of an examination made under section twenty- orofficiaf ex-*^ 
six may, as far as material and relevant, be admitted, in the aminations in 

,. , • P ,1 . • T ^ ±1 • J.- certain judicial 

discretion oi the court, m any proceeding under this section, proceedings 
as prima facie evidence of the facts set forth in such report, gavfngf *'° 

Approved February 28, 1930. and insur- 

ance banks. 

An Act authorizing the town of marblehead to ac- Qfiap 80 

QUIRE CERTAIN LANDS IN SAID TOWN FOR CEMETERY 
PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Marblehead may acquire by Town of 
purchase or gift, or may take by eminent domain under may^cq^ire 
chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, certain lands in fn^'g^id town^ 
said town now used for cemetery purposes, known as Harbor for cemetery 
View cemetery, adjacent to Waterside cemetery, for public p"''p°^^^- 
cemetery purposes. Said acquisition or taking shall be 
subject to the rights of any and all lot owners in said lands. 



58 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 81, 82, 83. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance, within a period of three years after its passage, by a 
majority of the registered voters of said town present and 
voting thereon at any annual or special town meeting. 
For the purpose of such acceptance, this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. Approved March 3, 1930. 



Chap. 81 An Act authorizing the temporary reinstatement of 

CHARLES E. BERRY AS A MEMBER OF THE POLICE DE- 
PARTMENT OF THE CITY OF LYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Charles E. Berry, who was formerly a mem- 
ber of the police department of the city of Lynn and who 
was discharged therefrom on September eighth, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, may be reinstated in said de- 
partment without further examination for the sole pur- 
pose of being retired under the provisions of section eighty- 
three of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws. The 
pension to be paid to him upon retirement as aforesaid shall 
be at a rate equal to one half the rate of annual compen- 
sation received by him on August thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six. 

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 for 
the purposes of such acceptance this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. Approved March 3, 1930. 



Temporary 
reinstatement 
of Charles E. 
Berry as a 
member of 
the police 
department 
of the city 
of Lynn. 



EiTeetive upon 
acceptance, etc. 



Chap. 82 An Act authorizing the construction and maintenance 

BY OYSTER HARBOR, INC., OF A CERTAIN BRIDGE OVER TIDE 
WATER IN THE TOWN OF BARNSTABLE. 



Oyster Har- 
bor, Inc. may 
construct a 
certain bridge 
over tide 
water in 
town of 
Barnstable. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Oyster Harbor, Inc., a Massachusetts corpo- 
ration, and its successors and assigns, may erect and main- 
tain a bridge, with a draw, connecting Grand Island with 
Dead Neck beach in the town of Barnstable, subject to the 
provisions of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws. 

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

Approved March 4, 1930. 



Chap. 83 An Act permitting foreign title insurance companies 
to transact business by unlicensed agents. 



G. L. 175. 
§ 116.\, 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section one hun- 
dred and sixteen A, inserted by chapter one hundred and 
sixty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, 



Acts, 1930. — C^hap. 84. 59 

and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 116 A. FTeign titis 
A foreign company admitted to transact business under the cmnptn^ls 
eleventh clause of section forty-seven shall not be subject to "o^c/.^l^Tts. 
this chapter except this section and sections three A, four, except, etc. ' 
five, fifteen, sixteen, eighteen, nineteen, nineteen A, twenty- 
two, twenty-five, twenty-six, one hundred and fifty, one 
hundred and fifty-one, except subdivision (5) of clause 
Second, one hundred and fifty-four, one hundred and fifty- 
five, one hundred and fifty-six, one hundred and fifty-eight, 
one hundred and fifty-nine, one hundred and eighty-nine, one 
hundred and ninety-three A and one hundred and ninety- 
four; provided, however, that nothing contained in section Proviso, 
one hundred and fifby or one hundred and fifty-one shall be 
construed to require any person acting as an insurance agent 
of such a company to be licensed under section one hundred 
and sixty-three. Such company may transact all the kinds 
of business specified in said eleventh clause. 

Approved March 4, 1930. 



An Act providing for the appointment of the city nh^^ qa 

SOLICITOR OF THE CITY OF CHELSEA BY THE MAYOR IN- ^ ^' 
STEAD OF BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fifty-one of Part II of chapter six 1911, eso. 
hundred and eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred and ^menled.^^' 
eleven is hereby amended by inserting after the word "alder- 
men" in the second hne the words: — , a city solicitor, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 51. The mayor shall ap- Appointment 
point, subject to the approval of the board of aldermen, a °|jf(fj"j!s''i3" °'*^ 
city solicitor, a chief of police, a city engineer, who shall be mayor of city 
superintendent of streets and sewers, who shall have the °^^^^'''®^- 
powers of surveyors of highways and all the powers of road 
commissioners not herein otherwise conferred; a chief 
engineer of the fire department; a superintendent of pubhc 
buildings, and a superintendent of fire alarms. Every ad- 
ministrative officer so appointed shall, unless sooner re- 
moved, hold office until his successor is appointed and 
qualified. Any officer so appointed under this section 
may be removed by the mayor, for such cause as he shall 
deem sufficient and shall assign in writing in his order of 
removal, and the removal shall take effect upon the fifing 
of the order in the office of the city clerk and the service 
of a copy of such order upon the officer removed either per- 
sonally or at his last or usual place of residence. The city 
clerk shall keep such order on file and subject to public 
inspection. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance submission 
to the registered voters of the city of Chelsea at the state ^o ^^ters, etc. 
election in the current year in the form of the following 
question, which shall be placed upon the official ballot to be 
used in said city at said election: "Shall an act passed by 



60 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 85, 86, 87. 



the general court in the year nineteen hundred and thirty 
entitled 'An act providing for the appointment of the city 
solicitor of the city of Chelsea bj'- the mayor instead of by 
the board of aldermen', be accepted?" If a majority of the 
voters voting thereon vote in the affirmative in answer to 
said question, this act shall take effect on the first Monday 
of the following January, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 4, 1930. 



Chap. 85 An Act authorizing the city of revere to pay certain 

CLAIMS LEGALLY UNENFORCEABLE BY REASON OF FAILURE 
TO COMPLY WITH CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF ITS CHARTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Revere is hereby authorized to 
appropriate money for the payment of, and to pay, such of 
the unpaid bills against said city listed in current senate 
document seventy-five as are legally unenforceable against 
such city by reason of its failure to comply with the provisions 
of section forty or forty-one of its charter, to wit: chapter 
six hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fourteen. 

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; but not other- 
wise. Approved March 4, 1930. 



City of Revere 
may pay cer- 
tain claims 
legally un- 
enforceable 
by reason of 
failure to 
comply with 
certain pro- 
visions of 
its charter. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc, 



Chap. 86 An Act exempting the property of the American na- 
tional RED CROSS FROM TAXATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The property of The American National 
Red Cross, a corporation incorporated under act of congress, 
whether received or held by it or for its use by one of its 
state or territorial societies or local chapters, shall be ex- 
empt from taxation in the same manner, to the same extent 
and subject to the same limitations as may be provided 
from time to time by general laws in respect to property of 
charitable or benevolent corporations incorporated in this 
commonwealth. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of March thirty- 
first of the current year. Approved March 4, 1930. 



Property of 
The American 
National Red 
Cross exempt 
from taxation. 



Effective date. 



Chap. 87 An Act relative to the admissibility in evidence of 
entries in the course of business. 



G. L. 233, § 78, 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and thirty-three of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
seventy-eight and inserting in place thereof the following: — 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 88. 61 

Secfion 7S. An entry in an account kept in a book or by a Admissibility 
card S3'steni or by any other system of keeping accounts, or entHeftnThe^ 
a writing or record, whether in the form of an entry in a book course of 
or otherwise, made as a memorandum or record of any act, 
transaction, occurrence or event, shall not be inadmissible 
in any civil proceeding as evidence of the facts therein stated 
because it is transcribed or because it is hearsay or self- 
serving, if the court finds that the entry, writing or record was 
made in good faith in the regular course of business and before 
the beginning of the civil proceeding aforesaid and that it was 
the regular course of such business to make such memoran- 
dum or record at the time of such act, transaction, occurrence 
or event or within a reasonable time thereafter. For the what word 
purposes hereof, the word "business", in addition to its shLn^indude. 
ordinary meaning, shall include profession, occupation and 
calling of every kind. The court, in its discretion, before Producing in 
admitting such entry, writing or record in evidence, may, to originar °^ 
such extent as it deems practicable or desirable, but to no entry, etc. 
greater extent than the law required before April eleventh, 
nineteen hundred and thirteen, require the party offering 
the same to produce and offer in evidence the original entry, 
writing, document or account or any other from which the 
entry, writing or record offered or the facts therein stated 
were transcribed or taken, and to call as his witness any 
person who made the entry, writing or record offered or the 
original or any other entry, writing, document or account 
from which the entry, writing or record offered or the facts 
therein stated were transcribed or taken, or who has personal 
knowledge of the facts stated in the entry, writing or record 
offered. When any such entry, writing or record is admitted, 
all other circumstances of the making thereof, including lack 
of personal knowledge by the entrant or maker, may be shown 
to affect its weight. 

Section 2. This act shall become operative September when 
first of the current year. Approved March 5, 1930. "pe^'^tive. 



An Act to establish the millerville fire and water Phn^ 88 

DISTRICT. ^ ■ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of that part of the town of S^^nd'^ 
Blackstone known as Millerville, liable to taxation in said Water District 
town and residing within the territory enclosed by the follow- «^*'''^''^h««^- 
ing boundary lines, to wit : — On the north by the Midland 
division of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail- 
road; on the east by the town of Belhngham; on the south 
by the city of Woonsocket, Rhode Island; and on the west 
by Harris pond, — shall constitute a fire and water district, 
and are hereby made a body corporate by the name of the 
Millerville Fire and Water District, hereinafter called the 
district, for the purpose of suppl3dng themselves with water 
for the extinguishment of fires and for domestic and other 



62 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 88. 



May eontnict 
with city of 
Woo n socket 
in state of 
Rhode Island 
for purchose 
of water, etc. 



May take 
lands, rights 
of way, etc. 



May construct 
reservoirs, etc., 
may lay 
aqueducts, 
conduits, etc. 



May dig up 
and embank 
lands, high- 
ways, etc. 



Restrictions 
as to entry 
upon railroad 
locations. 



Property 
damages, 
recovery, etc. 



District may 
borrow money, 
issue bonds, etc 



Millerville 
Fire and 



purposes, for assessing and raising taxes as provided herein 
for payment for such services, and for defraying the neces- 
sary expenses of carrying on the business of said district, 
subject to all general laws now or hereafter in force relating 
to such districts, except as otherwise provided herein. 

Section 2. Said district may contract with the city of 
Woonsocket, in the state of Rhode Island for the purchase of 
whatever water may be required for the purposes herein 
specified, and said city, when duly authorized so to do by the 
law of said state of Rhode Island, may furnish whatever 
water may be required for the purposes named herein, upon 
such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by said 
city and the water commissioners of said district hereinafter 
provided for. 

Section .3. Said district may take by eminent domain 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire 
by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of way 
and easements within its bounds necessary for the establish- 
ment and maintenance of its system of water supply, or for 
the conveying of water to any part of the said district, and 
may construct on the land so acquired any standpipes, 
reservoirs, tanks, fixtures, buildings or other structures, or 
do such other things as may be necessary for the establish- 
ment of a complete and effective system of water supply; 
and for that purpose may construct, lay and maintain aque- 
ducts, conduits, pipes and other works under or over any 
land, water courses, railroads, railways, and public or other 
ways, and along such ways within the bounds of said district, 
in such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; 
and for the purpose of constructing, laying, maintaining, 
operating, and repairing such conduits, pipes and other 
works, and for all other proper purposes of this act, said dis- 
trict may dig up or raise and embank any such land, high- 
ways, or other ways in such manner as to cause the least 
hindrance to public travel on such ways; and all things done 
upon any such way, shall be subject to the direction of the 
selectmen of the town of Blackstone. Said district shall not 
enter upon, construct or lay any conduit, pipe or other works 
within the location of any railroad corporation except at such 
time and in such manner as it may agree upon with such 
corporation, or in case of failure to so agree, as may be ap- 
proved by the department of public utilities. 

Section 4. Any person sustaining damages in his prop- 
erty by any taking under this act or any other thing done 
under authority thereof may recover such damages from said 
district under said chapter seventy-nine. 

Section 5. For the purpose of paying the necessary 
expenses and liabilities incurred under the provisions of this 
act, other than expenses of maintenance and operation, the 
said district may borrow from time to time such sums as may 
be necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate thirty thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Millerville Fire and Water Dis- 



Acts, 1930. —Chap. 88. 63 

trict Loan, Act of WVM). lOach aulliotizcd issue shall con- W;iter Dis- 
stitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not Acfongao. 
more than thirty years from their dates. Indebtedness 
incurred under this act shall be subject to chapter forty-four 
of the General Laws. 

Section 6. The said district shall, at the time of author- Payment of 
izing the said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof '"'*"' ^*"' 
in accordance with section five 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 ac- 
crues 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 Blackstone annually thereafter 
until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. Any land taken or acquired under this act Land acquired 
shall be managed, improved and controlled by the board of etc^by'b'oaTd ' 
water commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner mi^tonLT'"" 
as thej^ shall deem for the best interest of the district. All 
authority vested in said board by this section shall be subject 
to the provisions of section ten. 

Section 8* Whenever a tax is duly voted by said district Assessment 
for the purposes of this act, the clerk shall send a certified of'taxes.^'' '°° 
copy of the vote to the assessors of the town of Blackstone, 
who shall assess the same on said district in the same manner 
in all respects in which town taxes are required by law to be 
assessed. The assessment shall be committed to the town 
collector who shall collect the tax in the manner provided for 
the collection of town taxes, and shall deposit the proceeds 
with the district treasurer for the use and benefit of the dis- 
trict. The district may collect interest on overdue taxes in 
the same manner in which interest is authorized to be col- 
lected on town taxes. 

Section 9. A meeting of the voters of the territory Meeting, 
included within the boundaries set forth in section one shall ^'""' <^''"^*^- 
be called, on petition of ten or more legal voters therein, by 
a warrant from the selectmen of the town of Blackstone, or 
from a justice of the peace, directed to one of the petitioners, 
requiring him to give notice of the meeting by posting copies 
of the warrant in two or more public places in the district 
seven days at least before the time of the meeting. One of the 
petitioners shall preside at the meeting until a clerk is chosen 
and sworn, and the clerk shall preside until a moderator is 
chosen. After the choice of a moderator, the question of the 
acceptance of this act shall be submitted to the voters, and 
if it shall be accepted by a majority of the voters present and 
voting thereon it shall take full effect, and the meeting may 
then proceed to act upon the other articles contained in the 
warrant. 

Section 10. Said district shall, at the same meeting at Districtcierk 
which this act is accepted and after such acceptance, elect by treasurer, 
ballot a district clerk and a district treasurer, who may be the ^^^^'°''' *''<=• 



64 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 88. 



Board of water 
commission- 
ers, election, 
powers, etc. 



Vacancy. 



ConfHTiissioners 
to fix water 
rates, etc. 

Income, 
how used. 



Annual, etc., 
report. 



Adoption of 
by-laws, 
calling of 
meetings, etc. 



Penalty for 
polluting 
water, etc. 



same person, to hold office until the expiration of one year 
from the next succeeding annual meeting, and at each annual 
meeting after the first, their successors shall be elected by- 
ballot for one year; and there shall also be elected 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 
meeting, to constitute a board of water commissioners. At 
each annual meeting after the first, one such commissioner 
shall be elected by ballot for three years. All officers of the 
district shall hold office until their successors are elected and 
qualified. All the authority granted to said district by this 
act, except sections five and six and except as otherwise 
specially provided, shall be vested in the said board of water 
commissioners, who shall be subject, however, to such in- 
structions, rules and regulations as the district may impose by 
its vote. Any vacancy occurring in said board from any cause 
may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by the 
district at any legal meeting called for the purpose. No 
money shall be drawn from the district treasury except upon 
the written order of a majority of the said board. 

Section 11. 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 purposes. 
If there should be a net surplus remaining after providing for 
the aforesaid charges, it may be appropriated for such new 
construction as said commissioners may recommend, and in 
case a surplus should remain after payment for such new con- 
struction the water rates shall be reduced proportionately. 
Said commissioners shall annually, and as often as said dis- 
trict 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 12. Said district may adopt by-laws prescribing 
by whom and how meetings may be called and notified, and 
upon the application of ten or more legal voters of said dis- 
trict, meetings may also be called by warrant from a justice 
of the peace as provided in section nine; said district may 
also choose such other officers, not provided for in this act, 
as it may deem proper or necessary. Said district shall have 
all the rights and privileges conferred by law upon water 
districts and fire districts, so far as applicable. 

Section 13. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, 
pollutes or diverts any water obtained or supplied under this 
act, or wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, standpipe, 
aqueduct, pipe or other property, owned or used by said 
district for the purposes of this act, shall forfeit and pay to 
the district three times the amount of damages assessed 
therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; and upon con- 
viction of any of the above wilful or wanton acts shall be 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 89, 90. 65 

punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or by 
imprisonment for not more than six months. 

Section 14. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission 
by a majority of the voters of the district described in section district^etc. 
one, present and voting thereon at a meeting called for the 
purpose within three years after its passage; but the number 
of meetings so called in any one year shall not exceed three; 
and for the purpose of being submitted to the voters as afore- 
said, this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 5, 1930. 



An Act relative to the office expenses of the reporter QJiav, 89 
OF decisions. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and twenty-one of the General Laws g. l. 221, § 68, 
is hereby amended by striking out section sixty-eight and '^™®"^^'^- 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 68. The Reporter of 
reporter shall receive from the commonwealth a salary of six cralpenlation, 
thousand dollars, and shall be allowed by the commonwealth expenses, etc. 
for clerical and incidental expenses of his office such sums as 
shall be appropriated therefor. These amounts shall be in 
full compensation for his services and said expenses. All fees 
received by him for copies of opinions, rescripts and other 
papers shall be paid by him quarterly to the commonwealth, 
with a detailed statement thereof. 

Approved March 5, 1930. 

An Act permitting war veterans' organizations to (JJkij) 90 
parade with music on the lord's day. 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the General LawS; g. l. i36, § 10, 
as amended in section ten by chapter one hundred and nine- ^*'' ' ^™^" ® ' 
teen 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 10. Any War veterans' 
post or camp of an incorporated organization of veterans mly'^parade^ 
of any war in which the United States has engaged may ^^'g^^^-lXy 
parade with music on the Lord's day for the purpose of 
attending divine service, holding commemorative exercises or 
dedicating memorials; provided, that the music shall be sus- 
pended while passing within two hundred feet of any place 
of public worship where services are being held. 

Approved March 7, 1930. 



66 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 91, 92. 



Chap. 91 An Act providing for Saturday half holidays for 

LABORERS, WORKMEN AND MECHANICS EMPLOYED BY THE 
CITY OF WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All laborers, workmen and mechanics em- 
ployed by the city of Worcester in any capacity as permanent 
employees or who have been certified for such employment 
under chapter thirty-one of the General Laws and whose 
services can be dispensed with shall be allowed a half holiday 
on Saturday of each week without loss of pay. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the city of Worcester for their acceptance at the biennial state 
election in the current year in the form of the following ques- 
tion, which shall be placed on the official ballot to be used at 
said election: — "Shall an act passed by the general court 
in the year nineteen hundred and thirty, entitled 'An act 
providing for Saturday half holidays for laborers, workmen 
and mechanics employed by the city of Worcester,' be ac- 
cepted?" If a majority of the voters voting thereon vote in 
the affirmative in answer to said question, then this act shall 
take full effect in said city on a date which shall be deter- 
mined by its city council; otherwise it shall not take effect. 

Approved March 7, 1930. 



Saturday half 
holidays for 
laborers, work- 
men and me- 
chanics em- 
ployed by the 
city of 
Worcester. 



Submission 
to voters, etc. 



1872, 342, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 92 An Act relative to the use of certain streets in the 

CITY OF BOSTON BY THE UNION FREIGHT RAILROAD COM- 
PANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section one of chapter three hundred and forty-two of 
the acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, as amended 
by section one of chapter four hundred and thirty of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and one, is hereby further amended by 
striking out all after the word "namely" in the eleventh 
line, down to and including the semicolon in the twenty- 
first line and inserting in place thereof the following : — : 
Causeway street (from the southwesterly line, extended, of 
Haverhill street to Commercial street), Commercial street, 
Atlantic avenue and Cove street, — so as to read as follows : 
— Section 1. George B. Upton, Percival L. Everett, Henry 
S. Russell, their associates and successors, are hereby made a 
corporation by the name of the Union Freight Railroad 
Company, for the purpose of locating, constructing, main- 
taining and operating a railroad, for public use in the con- 
veyance of freight only, with convenient single or double 
tracks, between the terminal points of the several steam 
railroads entering the city of Boston, and extending in and 
through such portions of the following streets as may be 
necessary for that purpose, namely: Causeway street (from 
the southwesterly line, extended, of Haverhill street to 



Union Freight 
Railroad 
Company in- 
corporated. 



Use of certain 
streets in 
city of Boston. 



Acts, 1930. —Chap. 93. 67 

Commercial street), Commercial street, Atlantic avenue and 
Cove street, and upon and over such other streets as the 
board of aldermen of said city may from time to time de- 
termine, on the petition of the said corporation; with the 
right also to construct, use and maintain side tracks from 
its main tracks to any wharf or wharves or warehouses, when 
requested, in writing, so to do by a majority in interest of 
the owners or occupants of such wharves or warehouses: 
provided, however, that no side track shall be laid upon a Provisos. 
public street to any wharf or warehouse without the ap- 
proval of the board of aldermen; and provided, also, that 
the rails for said tracks shall be of such pattern, suitable 
for railway freight cars in common use, as the board of alder- 
men may prescribe. Said corporation shall have all the pow- 
ers and privileges and be subject to all the duties, restrictions 
and liabilities set forth in all general laws which now are or 
hereafter ma}^ be in force relating to street railway corpo- 
rations, and to other railroad corporations, so far as the 
same may be applicable. Approved March 7, 1930. 

An Act establishing the bernardston fire and water (^/^^^I) 93 

district. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of that part of the town of Bernardston 
Bernardston, liable to taxation in said town and residing oTstrict es-^ ^ 
within the territory comprised within the following boundary tabhshed. 
lines, to wit: — Beginning at the point where Fall River 
crosses the southerly line of the town of Bernardston and 
running thence westerly and northerly and again westerly 
along the southerly line of said town, crossing the Boston 
and Maine Railroad to Mill brook, so called; thence north- 
westerly in a straight line to the southeasterly side of the 
road leading to Leyden at a point one hundred feet westerly 
from the house owned or occupied by George Hale, said 
house being a short distance west of Mill brook, and con- 
tinuing in the same line to a point two hundred feet north- 
erly or northwesterly from said road; thence northeasterly 
and easterly parallel to and two hundred feet from said road 
to Leyden, to a point sixteen hundred feet westerly from 
South street so called, it being the main road from Green- 
field to Brattleboro; thence northerly in a straight line to a 
point in the south line of land of Frank C. Root which is 
also the north line of McMurdy, said point being twelve 
hundred feet west from South street; thence northerly in a 
straight line to the center of the culvert under Fox Hill road, 
said point being about one hundred feet west of the house 
owned and occupied by Fred M. Hale, and continuing in 
the same line to a point one hundred feet north of said Fox 
Hill road; thence easterly parallel to and one hundred feet 
north of said road to a point two hundred feet west of the 
state highway known as the Brattleboro road; thence 
northerly parallel to and two hundred feet from said road to 



68 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 93. 



May contract 
with town of 
Greenfield for 
purchase of 
water, etc. 



May take 
lands, rights 
of way, etc. 



May construct 
standpipes, 
reservoirs, etc. 



May construct 
aqueducts, 
conduits, etc. 



a point a short distance north of the house owned and occu- 
pied by Mrs. Ella Rogerson; thence easterly in a straight 
line passing over a Massachusetts highway bound on the 
west side of the road and situated about three hundred feet 
north of the Rogerson house, and thence crossing Fall River 
and Bald Mountain road to an iron pipe driven in the ground 
at the easterly side of the road which passes the house owned 
and occupied by Frank L. Oakes, said point being about two 
hundred and seventy-three feet northeasterly from said 
house; thence southeasterly in a straight hne to the north- 
erly hne of the highway which runs past the house of Harriet 
M. S. Couillard at a point about three hundred feet east of 
the Couillard house, said point being two hundred feet east 
of the east line of a cross road leading to the Northfield road ; 
thence southerly parallel to and two hundred feet from said 
cross road to a point two hundred feet north of the main 
road from Bernardston to Northfield; thence easterly 
parallel to and two hundred feet north of said Northfield 
road to Casey brook, so called; thence southwesterly down 
said brook to Fall River; thence southerly down Fall River 
to the place of beginning, — shall constitute a fire and water 
district, and are hereby made a body corporate by the name 
of the Bernardston Fire and Water District, for the purpose 
of supplying themselves with water for the extinguishment of 
fires and for domestic and other purposes; for assessing and 
raising taxes as provided herein for paying for such services 
and for defraying the necessary expenses of carrying on the 
business of said district, subject to all general laws now or 
hereafter in force relating to such districts, except as other- 
wise provided herein. 

Section 2. Said district may contract with the town of 
Greenfield for the purchase of whatever water may be re- 
quired for the purposes herein specified, and said town may 
contract with said district to furnish whatever water may 
be required for the purposes named herein, upon such terms 
and conditions as may be agreed upon by the water com- 
missioners of said town and the water commissioners of 
said district hereinafter provided for, or, in case of failure so 
to agree, upon such terms and conditions as may be fixed 
by the department of public utilities. 

Section 3. Said district may take bj^ eminent domain 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire 
by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of way 
and easements within its bounds necessary for the estab- 
lishment and maintenance of its system of water supply, 
or for the conveying of water to anj'^ part of the said district, 
and may construct on the land so acquired any standpipes, 
reservoirs, tanks, fixtures, buildings or other structures, or 
do such other things as may be necessary for the estabhsh- 
ment of a complete and effective system of water supply; 
and for that purpose may construct, lay and maintain 
aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works under or over 
any land, water courses, railroads, railways, and public or 



Acts, 1930. —Chap. 93. 69 

other ways, and along such waj^s within the bounds of said 
district, in such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the 
same ; and for the purpose of constructing, laying, maintain- 
ing, operating and repairing such conduits, pipes and other 
works, and for all other proper purposes of this act, said May dig up 

■,•,•, !• • 111 111 and embank 

district may dig up or raise and embank any such land, lands, high- 
highways or other ways in such manner as to cause the '^^^^' ^^'^' 
least hindrance to public travel on such ways; and all things 
done upon any such way shall be subject to the direction of 
the selectmen of the town of Bernardston. Said district Restrictions as 
shall not enter upon, construct or lay smy conduit, pipe or raifroaT ioca-° 
other works within the location of any railroad corporation *'°"^- 
except at such time and in such manner as it may agree upon 
with such corporation, or in case of failure to so agree, as 
may be approved by the department of public utihties. 

Section 4. Any person sustaining damages in his Property 
property by any taking under this act or any other thing r^^vlryl etc. 
done under authority thereof may recover such damages 
from said district under said chapter seventy-nine. 

Section 5. For the purpose of paying the necessary District may 
expenses and liabilities incurred under the provisions of this I'ssue bonds'!^^' 
act, the said district may borrow from time to time such e*^°- 
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, Bernard- pf^^^'n^w'^. 
ston Fire and Water District Loan, Act of 1930. Each au- District Loan^ 
thorized issue 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. 

Section 6. The said district shall, at the time of au- Payment of 
thorizing the said loan or loans, provide for the payment '°''"'«*''- 
thereof in accordance with section five; 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 Bernardston 
annually thereafter until the debt incurred by said loan 
or loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. Any land taken or acquired under this act Land acquired 
shall be managed, improved and controlled by the board of etc'^.^y bSfrd^' 
water commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such of water com- 
manner as they shall deem for the best interest of the district. ™'^^' 
All authority vested in said board by this section shall be 
subject to the provisions of section ten. 

Section 8. Whenever a tax is duly voted by said ^^^^^^^^^^n 
district for the purposes of this act, the clerk shall send oFtaxes.^ '°° 
a certified copy of the vote to the assessors of the town of 
Bernardston, who shall assess the same on said district in 
the same manner in all respects in which town taxes are 



70 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 93. 



Meeting, how 
called. 



District clerk 
and a district 
treasurer, 
election. 



Board of water 
commissioners, 
election, 
powers, etc. 



Vacancy. 



Commissioners 
to fix water 
rates, etc. 

Income, 
how used. 



required by law to be assessed. The assessment shall be 
committed to the town collector who shall collect the tax 
in the manner provided for the collection of town taxes, and 
shall deposit the proceeds with the district treasurer for the 
use and benefit of the district. The district may collect 
interest on overdue taxes in the same manner in which interest 
is authorized to be collected on town taxes. 

Section 9. A meeting of the voters of the territory in- 
cluded within the boundaries set forth in section one shall 
be called, on petition of ten or more legal voters therein, by 
a warrant from the selectmen of the town of Bernardston, 
or from a justice of the peace, directed to one of the peti- 
tioners, requiring him to give notice of the meeting b}^ post- 
ing copies of the warrant in two or more public places in the 
district seven days at least before the time of the meeting. 
One of the petitioners shall preside at the meeting until a 
clerk is chosen and sworn, and the clerk shall preside until 
a moderator is chosen. After the choice of a moderator, the 
question of the acceptance of this act shall be submitted to 
the voters, and if it shall be accepted b}^ a majority of the 
voters present and voting thereon it shall take full effect, 
and the meeting may then proceed to act upon the other 
articles contained in the warrant. 

Section 10. Said district shall, at the same meeting at 
which this act is accepted and after such acceptance, elect 
by ballot a district clerk and a district treasurer, who may be 
the same person, to hold office until one year from the next 
succeeding annual meeting, and at each annual meeting 
after the first, their successors shall be elected by ballot 
for one year; and there shall also be elected by ballot three 
persons to hold office, one until three years, one until two 
years, and one until one year, from the next succeeding 
annual meeting, to constitute a board of water commis- 
sioners. At each annual meeting after the first, one such 
commissioner shall be elected by ballot for three years. 
All officers of the district shall hold office until their suc- 
cessors are elected and qualified. All the authority granted 
to said district by this act, except sections five and six and 
except as otherwise specially provided, shall be vested in the 
said board of water commissioners, who shall be subject, 
however, to such instructions, rules and regulations as the 
district may impose by its vote. Any vacancy occurring 
in said board from any cause may be filled for the remainder 
of the unexpired term by the district at any legal meeting 
called for the purpose. No money shall be drawn from the 
district treasury except upon the written order of a ma- 
jority of the said board. 

Section 11. Said board of water commissioners shall 
fix just and equitable prices and rates for the use of water, 
and shall prescribe the time and manner of payment. The 
income of the water system shall be appropriated to pay the 
town of Greenfield for water furnished, to defray operating 
expenses, interest charges, and the payments of the prin- 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 94. 71 

cipal as they accrue upon any bonds or notes issued for 
water supply purposes, but this provision shall not be 
construed as a limitation of the contractual or other obliga- 
tion of the said district. If there should be a net surplus 
remaining after providing for the aforesaid charges, it may 
be appropriated for such new construction as said com- 
missioners may recommend, and in case a surplus should 
remain after pa3'ment for such new construction the water 
rates shall be reduced proportionately. Said board shall 
annually, and as often as the district may require, render a 
report upon the condition of the system under their charge 
and an account of their doings, including an account of 
their receipts and expenditures. 

Section 12. Said district may adopt by-laws prescrib- Adoption of 
ing by whom and how meetings may be called and notified, cfiiing of meet- 
and, upon the application of ten or more legal voters of said ^^^^- ^^'^■ 
district, meetings may also be called by warrant from a 
justice of the peace as provided in section nine. Said dis- 
trict may also choose such other officers, not provided for 
in this act, as it may deem proper or necessary. Said dis- 
trict shall have all the rights and privileges conferred by law 
upon water districts and fire districts, so far as applicable. 

Section 13. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts. Penalty for 
pollutes or diverts any water obtained or supplied under water.'etc. 
this act, or wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, stand- 
pipe-, aqueduct, pipe or other property, owned or used by said 
district for the purposes of this act, shall forfeit and pay to 
the district three times the amount of damages assessed there- 
for, to be recovered in an action of tort; and upon conviction 
of any of the above wilful or wanton acts shall be punished 
by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or by imprison- 
ment for not more than six months. 

Section 14. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Submission 
ance by a majority of the voters of the district described in distrktretc. 
section one, present and voting thereon at a meeting called 
for the purpose within three years after its passage ; but the 
number of meetings so called in any one year shall not ex- 
ceed three; and for the purpose of being submitted to the 
voters as aforesaid, this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 7, 1930. 



An Act relative to the tenure of office of the as- (JJiav 94 

SESSORS OF the CITY OF REVERE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and twenty-eight of ^mindld ^ ^' 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twentj^-one is hereby 
amended by striking out section two and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 2. At each biennial election Assessors of 
in said city an assessor shall be elected for a term of six years eiectkfn^^tJrml'. 
from the first Monday of the following January, to fill the 
vacancy then occurring. Assessors shall continue to serve 



72 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 95, 96. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



until their successors have quahfied. The term of office of the 
assessor elected in nineteen hundred and twenty-eight whose 
period of service as an assessor has been the longest is hereby- 
extended to the first IMonday in January, nineteen hundred 
and thirty-five, and his successor shall be elected at the 
biennial election in December, nineteen hundred and thirty- 
four. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by vote of the city council of the city 
of Revere, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not 
otherwise. Approved March 7, 1930. 



Chap. 95 An Act to authorize the trustees of hopkins academy 

TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 



Trustees of 
Hopkins Acad- 
emy may hold 
additional real 
and personal 
estate. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Trustees of Hopkins Academy, a corporation incorpo- 
rated by an act approved February fourteenth, eighteen 
hundred and sixteen and entitled "An Act to incorporate the 
Trustees of Hopkins Academy", is hereby authorized to hold 
real and personal estate, the annual income from which shall 
not exceed twenty thousand dollars. 

Approved March 7, 1930. 



Chap. 96 An Act relative to municipal appropriations for the 

ERADICATION OF MOSQUITOES. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 40, § 5. 
etc., amended. 



Cities and 
towns may 
appropriate 
money for im- 
provement of 
low lands and 
swamps and for 
the eradication 
of mtisqiiitoes. 



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 health, safety and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter forty of the General Laws, as most 
recently amended by section six of chapter two hundred and 
eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, is hereby further amended by striking out clause (36), 
added by said section six, and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — (36) For the improvement of low lands and 
swamps and the eradication of mosquitoes under chapter two 
hundred and fifty-two, or for the eradication of mosquitoes 
by the board of health in a town not then included within an 
area described by an identifying name for the purposes of 
section five A of said chapter two hundred and fifty-two. 

Approved March 8, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. —Chaps. 97, 98. 73 



An Act providing for the dredging of leverett pond (Jfidp^ 97 

AND muddy river IN THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE AND THE 
CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston, acting by its board of Dredging of 
park commissioners, with the approval of its mayor, and with anFivfuddy^ 
the approval of the board of park commissioners and the ofBrookH^e" 
selectmen of the town of Brookline, is hereby authorized to «^nd oity of 
make a written contract or contracts in the name of the said 
city, which shall be in compliance with the provisions of its 
charter and amendments thereto, for doing the work of 
dredging Muddy river and Leverett pond in said city and 
town between the extension southerly of the easterly hne of 
St. Mary's street, Brookhne, and eight hundred feet south- 
westerly of the southwesterly line of Huntington avenue, 
Boston, and Washington street, Brookline, such contract or 
contracts to be for removal of material to such depths and for 
such sloping and inclines of the banks as may be agreed upon 
by the park commissioners of the said city and the park 
commissioners and the selectmen of the said town, before the 
contract or contracts are made, and also to provide for the 
replacing and restoring the adjacent grounds, rocks, trees, 
drives, paths and shrubs that may be damaged in conse- 
quence of doing the said work. The cost of doing the entire Cost, by 
work shall be paid by the said city out of the appropriation ^^°^ ^^^*^' 
of thirty-five thousand dollars heretofore made by the said 
city for Muddy river and Leverett pond improvements and 
out of the appropriation of seventy-five thousand dollars as 
made by said town of Brookline for the cleaning and deepen- 
ing of Muddy river; and the town of Brookline, on certificate 
of work done and requisition of amounts due for the same 
by the board of park commissioners of the said city, with the 
approval of its mayor, shall pay to the treasurer of the said 
city two thirds of the sum stated in each certificate until the 
contract sum or sums are fully paid; and said contract or 
contracts may be made by the said city without any further 
appropriation by the said city or town. 

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

Approved March 8, 1930. 



An Act relative to the giving of notice in actions Q^ku) Qg 

AGAINST ABUTTING OWNERS FOR DEFECTIVE CONDITION 
OF THEIR PREMISES OR OF ADJOINING WAYS WHEN CAUSED 
BY SNOW OR ICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter eighty-four of the General Laws, as g. l. 84, § 21, 
amended in section twentj^-one by chapter two hundred and etc., amended, 
forty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said section twenty- 



74 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 99. 



Notice in ac- 
tions against 
abutting own- 
ers for de- 
fective con- 
dition of 
their premises 
or of adjoining 
ways, when 
caused by 
snow or ice. 

Proviso. 



When 
operative. 



one and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 
21. The three preceding sections, so far as they relate to 
notices of injuries resulting from snow or ice, shall apply to 
actions against persons founded upon the defective condition 
of their premises, or of adjoining ways, when caused by or 
consisting in part of snow or ice; provided, that notice within 
thirty days after the injury shall be sufficient, and that if by 
reason of physical or mental incapacity it is impossible for 
the injured person to give the notice within thirty days after 
the injury, he may give it within thirty days after such in- 
capacity has been removed, and in case of his death without 
having been for thirty days at any time after his injury of 
sufficient capacity to give the notice, his executor or adminis- 
trator ma}' give the notice within thirty days after his 
appointment. Such notice may be given by posting it in a 
conspicuous place on said premises and by leaving it with 
any person occupying the whole or any part of said premises, 
if there be such a person, and no such notice shall be invalid 
by reason of any inaccuracy or misstatement in respect to 
the owner's name if it appears that such error was made in 
good faith and did not prevent or unreasonably delay the 
owner from receiving actual notice of the injury and of the 
contention that it occurred from the defective condition of 
his premises or of a way adjoining the same. 

Section 2. This act shall become operative on Septem- 
ber first of the current year. Approved March 8, 1930. 



Chap. 99 An Act relative to the licensing of pipe lines, conduits 

AND CABLES BEYOND ESTABLISHED HARBOR LINES. 



G. L. 91, § 14, 
amended. 



Department of 
public works 
may license 
erections, etc., 
in tide waters. 



May license 
construction, 
etc., of pipe 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety-one of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section fourteen, as affected 
by section one of chapter one hundred and six of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 1 4- The department of 
public works may hcense and prescribe the terms for the 
construction or extension of a wharf, pier, dam, sea wall, 
road, bridge or other structure, or for the filling of land or 
flats, or the driving of piles in tide water below high water 
mark, but not, except as to a structure authorized by law, 
beyond any established harbor line, nor, unless with the ap- 
proval of the governor and council, bej^ond the line of riparian 
ownership. A license shall not be granted for the construction 
of a bridge across a river, cove or inlet, except in a location 
above a bridge, dam or similar structure authorized by law 
over such tide water, in which no draw actually exists or is 
required by law, and not then, if objection is made by the 
aldermen or selectmen of the town where the bridge is to be 
built. 

The said department may license and prescribe the terms 
for the construction or extension of a pipe line, conduit or 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 100. 75 

cable under tide water beyond any established harbor line ; iiiu-s, conduits 
provided, that such pipe line or conduit is entirely iinbedded Jl'lfostab-^^ 
in the soil and docs not in any part occupy, or project into ii;^[."j-ngg'"" 
such tide water, and provided also that said department may p^^^.j^^jg 
at any time require any pipe line, conduit or cable to be 
moved or relocated if channel changes or alterations demand 
the same. 

Section 2. Section thirty-four of said chapter ninety- g. l. 9i, § 34, 
one, as affected as aforesaid, is hereby amended by striking ^^^n^^^^^- 
out, in the first Hne, the word "division" and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — department of public works, — 
and by inserting after the word "Hues" in the sixth Hne the 
following: — , except as provided by section fourteen, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 34- The department of ^f^jfa'^bor unes 
public works may, after hearing the parties interested, pre- in any harbor of 
scribe lines in any harbor of the commonwealth and make w4fth!""°'^" 
report thereof to the general court, not later than the next 
session, for its action thereon. If such lines are established 
by the general court as the harbor lines of said harbor, no 
wharf, pier or other structure shall thereafter be extended 
into said harbor beyond such lines, except as provided by 
section fourteen. Notice of the hearing shall be pubhshed ^^^1^^'^^°^ 
three weeks successively in a newspaper published in Boston 
and in one or more published in the county or counties where 
such harbor lies, the first pubHcation to be at least thirty 
days before the hearing. Approved March 10, 1930. 



Chav.l^Qi 



An Act permitting directors of credit unions to 
borrow under certain restrictions. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eighteen of chapter one hundred and seventy-one g. l. m, § is. 
of the General Laws, as appearing in section one of chapter ^°ie"ded. 
two hundred and seventy-three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "corporation" in the seventh line the words: 
— , unless approved by vote of two thirds of the other 
members of the said board, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 18. No member of the board of directors shall Directors of 

„ , . . 1 (• credit unions 

receive any compensation tor his services as a member oi not to receive 
the said board or as a member of any committee, nor shall ^°™pe"sation, 
any member of the said board borrow from the corporation Not to borrow 
to an amount in excess of the total of his shares and deposits u"niTss^^etc 
in said credit union and the accumulated earnings standing 
to his credit thereon on the books of the corporation, unless 
approved by vote of two thirds of the other members of the 
said board. No member of said board shall become surety Not to become 
or co-maker for any loan. The officers elected by the ^^'^^^^^ ^t"- 
board may receive such compensation as it may authorize, of°™EcCTafetc! 
subject to the approval of the members at the next annual 
meeting or at a special meeting called for the purpose. 

Approved March 11, 1930. 



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Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 101, 102, 103. 



Chap.lOl An Act regulating the disposition of fines, penalties 

AND FORFEITURES RECOVERED IN CERTAIN PROSECUTIONS 
UNDER THE LAWS RELATIVE TO FISHERIES, BIRDS, ANIMALS 
AND GAME. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirteen of chapter one hundred and 
thirty of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the fourth and fifth hues, the word "commonwealth" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — town where the 
ofTence is committed, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
13. All fines, penalties and forfeitures recovered in prose- 
cutions under the laws relative to fisheries or to birds, 
animals and game, except as provided in section ninety-nine, 
shall be equally divided between the count}'- where such 
prosecution is made and the town where the offence is com- 
mitted; provided, that if the prosecuting officer is a warden 
receiving compensation from the commonwealth, such fines, 
penalties and forfeitures shall be paid to the commonwealth. 

Section 2. This act shall apply to prosecutions begun 
on or after June fifteenth in the current year. 

Approved March 11, 1930. 



0. L. 130, § 13, 
amended. 



Disposition of 
fines, etc, re- 
covered in 
prosecutions 
under the 
laws relative 
to fisheries, 
birds, animals 
and game. 



To what prose- 
cutions act 
shall apply. 



Chap. 102 An Act relative to the giving of bond by the cashier 
IN the department of the attorney general. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G.L. 12, §2, 
amended. 



Section two of chapter twelve of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out, in the fifth and sixth lines, 
the words "the sum of twenty thousand dollars" and in- 
serting in place thereof the following : — such sum as is de- 
termined by the attorney general, — so as to read as follows : 
— Section 2. He may appoint such assistants as the duties 
of the department require and a chief clerk and, with the 
approval of the governor and council, shall fix their com- 
Cashier. salary, pensatiou. He may appoint a cashier and, subject to the 
approval of the governor and council, fix his salary. Such 
cashier shall give bond to the commonwealth in such sum 
as is determined by the attorney general. He may, with the 
approval of the governor and council, employ additional 
legal assistance. Appointments under this section shall be 
exempt from chapter thirty-one. 

Approved March 11, 1930. 



Attorney 
general may 
appoint as- 
sistants, etc. 



bond. 



C/iaT). 103 An Act providing for the holding of biennial munic- 

IPAL elections in THE CITY OF WESTFIELD IN ODD-NUM- 
BERED YEARS INSTEAD OF EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Biennial mu- SECTION 1. Beginning with the second Tuesday of De- 
urcfty 0^*'°°^ cember in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-one, mu- 
Westfieidfor nicipal elections in the city of Westfield for the choice of 

caokce of cer- t- ./ 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 104. 77 

mayor, members of the city council, members of the school ^jj'?"?^^''? 
committee and members of the board of directors or trustees odd-numbered 
of the Westfield Athenseum shall be held biennially, on the ^®'*'"^- 
second Tuesday of December in every odd-numbered year. 

Section 2. All of the aforesaid municipal officers of said Terms of 
city shall continue to be elected for the terms now provided ^^^^' 
by law, except that the successors of such officers whose 
terms expire on the first Monday of January in the year 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one shall at said election be 
electetl for terms of one j-ear each. The terms of all the 
aforesaid municipal officers which do not expire on said 
day are hereby extended for one year and their respective 
successors shall be elected at the biennial municipal elec- 
tion next preceding the date of expiration of their respective 
terms as hereby extended. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted to the voters submission 
of the city of Westfield at the state election in the year *° voters, etc. 
nineteen hundred and thirty in the form of the following 
question which shall be placed on the official ballot to be 
used at said election in said city: ''Shall an act passed by the 
general cour.t in the year nineteen hundred and thirty, 
entitled 'An Act providing for the holding of biennial mu- 
nicipal elections in the city of Westfield in odd-numbered 
years instead of even-numbered years', be accepted?" If a 
majority of the voters voting thereon vote in the affirmative 
in answer to said question, then this act shall take effect, 
but not otherwise. Approved March 11, 1930. 

An Act changing the date of the biennial municipal (7/^^^ \(\a 
election in the city of northampton. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and 1927. 265, § i. 
sixtj'-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven ^^^'^ ^ 
is hereby amended by striking out all after the word "bi- 
ennially" in the seventh line and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — on the Tuesday next after the first Monday 
of November commencing with the biennial election in the 
year nineteen hundred and thirty-one, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 1 . Municipal elections in the city of Bienm^ai mu- 
Northampton for the choice of mayor, members of the city Tn^lty of^ ^°°^ 
council, members of the school committee, city clerk, city f^rchS^^o^ 
treasurer, trustees under the will of Charles E. Forbes, certain officers, 
secretary and treasurer of the trustees of the Forbes hbrary, 
elector under the Oliver Smith will and superintendents of 
Smith's agricultural school shall be held biennially on the 
Tuesday next after the first Monday of November commenc- 
ing with the biennial election in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and thirty-one. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Effective upon 
ance during the current year by vote of the city council ^'^''eptance, etc 
of the city of Northampton, subject to the provisions of its 
charter, but not otherwise. Approved March 11, 1930. 



78 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 105, 106, 107. 



Appropriations 
by city of Bos- 
ton for munic- 
ipal purposes. 



Chap. 105 An Act relative to appropriations by the city of 

BOSTON FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may by vote of the 
city council, with the approval of the mayor, in the manner 
specified in section three of chapter four hundred and 
eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, make 
appropriations for municipal purposes to be raised by tax- 
ation for the financial year ending December thirty-first, 
nineteen hundred and thirty, not exceeding the sum of 
sixteen dollars on each one thousand dollars of the valuation 
upon which the appropriations by the city council are based. 

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

Approved March 12, 1930. 



Ordinance of 
city of Cam- 
bridge relative 
to salary of 
mayor 
validated. 



C/iap.l06 An Act validating and establishing the application 

OF AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RELATIVE 
TO THE SALARY OF ITS MAYOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A certain measure entitled "An Ordinance 
Establishing the Salary of the Mayor", passed, in pursuance 
of chapter fifty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, to be ordained by the city council of the 
city of Cambridge on December thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine, and approved by the mayor of said city 
on December thirty-first following, is hereby validated and 
confirmed as an ordinance of said city if and in so far as it is 
invalid by reason of failure to comply with section twenty- 
three of chapter forty-three of the General Laws; and said 
ordinance shall be appHcable to the salary of the mayor of 
said city from and after the first Monday of January in the 
current year. 

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

Approved March 12, 1930. 



Application. 



Chap. 107 An Act relative to sidewalk assessments in the city 

OF LOWELL. 



1893, 429, § 24, 
amended. 



Sidewalk as- 
sessments in 
city of Lowell. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-four of chapter four hundred 
and twenty-nine of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety- 
three is hereby amended by inserting after the word "assess" 
in the eleventh line the words : — not less than one half of, 
— so as to read as follows : — Section 24- The city council 
is hereby authorized to appropriate, set off and reserve as 
sidewalks, such parts of any streets of the city as may be 
necessary for the safety, convenience and accommodation of 
foot passengers, and permit or direct posts of stone, iron or 
wood, or trees, to be placed along the edge of said sidewalk, 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 108, 109. 79 

to protect the same or the passengers travelling thereon, 
and to establish and grade sidewalks and set curbstones in 
such streets in said city as the public convenience may 
require, and construct the same with such material as the 
city council shall deem expedient; and shall assess not less 
than one half of the expense of the same upon the abutters 
thereon. All assessments so made shall be a lien upon the 
abutting lands, in the same manner as taxes are a lien on real 
estate, and may be collected in the same manner as taxes 
on real estate are collected. Sidewalks when constructed 
shall be the property of the city, and thereafter shall be 
maintained and kept in repair by the city. The city coun- 
cil may from time to time reestablish, grade, reconstruct and 
repair such sidewalks and curbstones, and any sidewalks and 
curbstones heretofore established in said city. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1930. 



An Act authorizing the trustees for eastern nazarene fhrj^^ i nc 

COLLEGE to GRANT THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Trustees for Eastern Nazarene College, a corporation Trustees for 
incorporated by chapter five hundred and six of the acts ^n^g coii^^l^" 
of nineteen hundred and twenty, is hereby authorized to may grant 
confer degrees of Bachelor of Arts. ekf/ol Ar^^*''^' 

Approved March 12, 1930. 



An Act increasing retirement allowances payable to (Jhnr) ino 

CERTAIN employees OF THE CITY OF NEWTON. ^ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section six of chapter 1928, 355, § e, 
three hundred and fifty-five of the acts of nineteen hun- pam^aph (c/' 
dred and twenty-eight is hereby amended by striking out in amended. 
the third and fourth lines the words "under paragraph (b) 
above," and by inserting after the word "service" in the 
sixth line the words : — rendered both before and after age 
sixty, — so as to read as follows : — (c) If he has a prior Additional 
service certificate in full force and effect an additional pen- abre^to'^certa'in 
sion which is the actuarial equivalent of twice the pension emjjioyees 
which would have been payable on account of the accumu- Newton, 
lated deductions which would have resulted from contribu- 
tions made during the period of his creditable prior service 
rendered both before and after age sixty had the system then 
been in operation. 

The total pension of any member payable under the Total pension, 
provisions of this section shall not, however, exceed one half 
of his average annual regular compensation during the five 
years immediately preceding his retirement, nor shall the 
total pension of any member who has fifteen or more years 



80 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 110. 



of total creditable service be less than an amount which, 
added to his annuity, shall make his total retirement allow- 
ance equal to three hundred dollars per annum. 

Approved March 12, 1930. 



C/?ap. 110 An Act relative to the payment of soldiers' relief. 
Be it enacted^ etc., as follows: 



G. L. 115, § 17, 
etc., amended. 



Soldiers' relief 
for certain 
persons in 
military or 
naval service, 
etc., and for 
their de- 
pendents. 



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 
and by chapter one hundred and sixty of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby further amended by 
striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — Section 17. If a person who served in the 
army or navy of the United States in the war of the rebellion, 
in the army, navy or marine corps in the war with Spain 
or the Philippine insurrection between April twenty-first, 
eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and July fourth, nine- 
teen hundred and two, or in the army, navy or marine corps 
in the world war and received an honorable discharge from 
all enlistments therein, and who has a legal settlement in a 
town in the commonwealth, becomes poor and wholly or 
partly unable to provide maintenance for himself, his wife 
or minor children under sixteen years of age or for a de- 
pendent father or mother, unless such condition is the result 
of his own criminal or wilful misconduct, or if such person 
dies leaving a widow or minor children under sixteen years 
of age, or minor children over sixteen but under eighteen 
years of age who attend school or are incapacitated for 
work, or a dependent father or mother without proper 
means of support, such support as may be necessary shall 
be accorded to him or his said dependents by the town 
where they or any of them have a legal settlement, and his 
said dependents, in the case of his death, shall not be deemed 
ineligible to receive said support by reason of criminal or 
wilful misconduct on his part at any time during his lifetime; 
but should such person have all the said qualifications except 
settlement, if he served in the war of the rebellion, or in the 
army, navy or marine corps in the war with Spain or the 
PhiHppine insurrection between said dates, his widow, who 
has acquired a legal settlement in her own right before 
August twelfth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, which settle- 
ment has not been defeated or lost, or if he served in the 
world war and at the time of his decease was a legal resident 
of this commonwealth, his widow, who has a legal settlement 
and who has not remarried, and his minor children under 
sixteen years of age, and those over sixteen but under 
eighteen years of age who attend school or are incapacitated 
for work, shall also be eligible to receive relief under this 
section. Such relief shall be furnished by the aldermen 
or selectmen, or, in Boston, by the soldiers' relief commis- 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. Ill, 112. 81 

sioncr, subject, however, to the direction of the city council 
of said city as to the amount to be paid. The beneficiary 
shall receive said relief at home, or at such other place as 
the aldermen, selectmen or soldiers' relief commissioner deem 
proper, but he shall not be compelled to receive the same 
at an infirmary or public institution unless his physical or 
mental condition requires, or, if a minor, unless his parents 
or guardian so elect. Approved March 12, 1930. 



An Act giving preference in employment in the classi- QJidp \\\ 

FIED LABOR SERVICE OF CITIES AND TOWNS, TO PERSONS 
W^TH DEPENDENTS. 

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 preserva- 
tion of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Until May fifteenth in the current year, the commissioner Preference in 
of civil service, on receipt of a requisition from the head of f,^c^ii°si6ed* 
any department, board or commission of a city or town for Jff'^°iji|fJ^^jf 
temporary laborers in the classified labor service, shall, in towns to per- 
certifying eligible applicants for positions in such service, cTepe^denta. 
give preference to persons so ehgible who have one or more 
persons dependent upon them for support; provided, that Proviso. 
in giving such preference veterans having such dependents 
shall be preferred over other persons so eligible for employ- 
ment and having such dependents. Employment under 
this act shall not be continued beyond the period named in 
the requisition, which period shall not exceed three months. 

Approved March 13, 1930. 



An Act relative to sessions of the probate court in Q}i(ir)W2 

HAMPDEN COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

etc., amended. 



Section 1. Section sixty-two of chapter two hundred G- l. 215, § 62. 
and fifteen of the General Laws, as most recently amended 
by chapter one hundred and eighty-three of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the paragraph contained in lines thirty-three 
to thirty-six, inclusive, as printed in the General Laws, and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — 

Hampden, at Springfield, every Wednesday of each when and 
month except the fourth Wednesdays of January, March, ^^^Xlif^"^^ 
May, July, September and November and the first, second, Hampden 
fourth and fifth Wednesdays of August; at Holyoke, the county. 
fourth Wednesdays of January, March, May, July, Sep- 
tember and November. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on the first day of Effective date. 
April in the current year. Approved March 13, 1930. 



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Acts, 1930. —Chaps. 113, 114, 115. 



Chav.llS An Act providing for sessions of registrars of voters 

PRIOR TO SPECIAL PRIMARIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter fifty-one of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by inserting after section twenty-nine the following new 
section: — Section 39 A. They shall, in some suitable place 
in every city or town wherein there is to be a special state, 
city or town primary, hold a session on the fourth day pre- 
ceding such primary. Registration shall cease at ten o'clock 
in the evening of the day on which such a session is held. 

Approved March 13, 1930. 



G. L. 51, new 
section after 
§29. 

Sessions 

of registrars of 

voters prior 

to special 

primaries. 



Chav.W^ An Act relative to the time for filing certain nomi- 
nation PAPERS. 



G. L. 53, § 10, 
first paragraph, 
etc., amended. 



Time for filing 
certain nomi- 
nation papers. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The first paragraph of section ten of chapter fifty-three 
of the General Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred 
and eighty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the eighth 
line, as printed in said chapter three hundred and eighty- 
seven, the words "ninth Monday" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — twelfth Tuesday, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 10. Certificates of nomination of candi- 
dates for offices to be filled by all the voters of the common- 
wealth, except for presidential electors, shall be filed on or 
before the seventh Monday, and of all other candidates for 
offices to be filled at a state election, including presidential 
electors, on or before the fifth Thursday, and nomination 
papers of all candidates for offices to be filled at a state 
election, on or before the twelfth Tuesday, preceding the 
day of the election; but if there is a special election to fill 
any state office, certificates of nomination shall be filed on or 
before the twelfth day, and nomination papers on or before 
the eleventh day, preceding the day of such election. 

Approved March 13, 1930. 



Chap. 115 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the maintenance of the 
several 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 ap- 
propriated from the general fund or revenue of the cora- 



Appropriatione 
for mainte- 
nance of 
departments, 
etc., for interest, 
sinking fund 
and bond re- 
quirements, 
and for certain 
improvements. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 115. 83 

monwealth unless some other source of revenue is expressed, 
subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement 
of pubhc funds and the approval thereof, for the fiscal year 
ending November thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirty, or 
for such other period as may be specified. 
Section 2. 

jjgjjj Service of Ihe Legislative Department. 

1 For the compensation of senators, the sum of eighty- 

two thousand dollars $82,000 00 Legislative 

2 For the compensation for travel of senators, a sum Department. 

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

3 For the compensation of representatives, the sum of 

four hundred eighty-two thousand dollars . . 482,000 00 

4 For the compensation for travel of representatives, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand six hun- 
dred dollars 36,600 00 

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

senate, and Frank E. Bridgman, clerk of the house 

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

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

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

7 For such additional clerical assistance to, and with 

the approval of, the clerk of the house of repre- 
sentatives, as may be necessary for the proper 
despatch of public business, a sum not exceeding 
four thousand doDars . . . . . 4,000 00 

8 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 busi- 
ness, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars . 1,500 00 

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

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

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

a sum not exceeding forty-nine hundred and eighty 

dollars 4,980 00 

11 For the compensation for travel of doorkeepers, 

assistant doorkeepers, messengers, pages and other 
employees of the sergeant-at-arms, authorized by 
law to receive the same, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
two hundred dollars 6,200 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 
doUars 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 



84 Acts, 1930. — Chap. 115. 

Item 
Legislative 17 Por the salaries of the chaplains of the senate and 
Department. 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 fifteen thousand 

eight hundred dollars 15,800 00 

19 For personal services of the counsel to the house of 

representatives and assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifteen thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars 15,950 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 thousand 

doUars 4,000 00 

22 For authorized traveling and other expenses of the 

committees of the present general court, with the 
approval of a majority of the committee incurring 
the same, a sum not exceeding fifty-five hundred 
dollars . . 5,500 00 

23 For expenses of advertising hearmgs of the com- 

mittees of the present general court, including 
expenses of preparing and mailing advertisements 
to the various newspapers, with the approval of 
the comptroller of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding 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-two thousand dollars 52,000 00 

25 For expenses in connection with the publication of 

the bulletin of committee hearings and of the 
daily list, and for the expense of printing a cumu- 
lative index to the acts and resolves of the current 
year, with the approval of the joint committee on 
rules, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand five 
hundred dollars 15,500 00 

26 For stationery for the senate, purchased by and 

with the approval of the clerk, a sum not exceed- 
ing seven hundred dollars .... 700 00 

27 For office and other expenses of the committee on 

rules on the part of the senate, a sum not exceed- 
ing two hundred dollars ..... 200 00 

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

sum not exceeding two hundred dollars . . 200 00 

29 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 

30 For office expenses of the counsel to the house of 

representatives, a sum not exceeding two hundred 

dollars 200 00 

31 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 fourteen 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 14,500 00 

Total $844,930 00 



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85 



Item 

32 



33 



34 
35 
36 
37 



38 



39 



40 
41 



42 
43 



44 



45 



46 
47 
48 



49 



Sermce of Special Legislative Investigations. 

For expenses of an investigation by an unpaid 
special commission of laws relative to dependent, 
delinquent and neglected children, as authorized 
by chapter twelve of the resolves of nineteen 
hundred and twentj'-nine and by chapter two of 
the resolves of nineteen hundred and thirty, a 
sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... $7,000 00 

Service of the Judicial Department. 

Supreme Judicial Court, as follows: 

For the salaries of the chief justice and of the six 
associate justices, a sum not exceeding ninety-nine 
thousand dollars ...... 

For traveling allowance and expenses, a sum not 
exceeding forty-five hundred dollars . 

For pensions of retired justices, a sum not exceeding 
sevent.v-five hundred dollars .... 

For the salary of the clerk for the commonwealth, 
a sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars 

For clerical assistance to the clerk, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars .... 

For law clerks, stenographers and other clerical as- 
sistance for the justices, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four thousand dollars .... 

For office supphes, services and equipment of the 
supreme judicial court, a sum not exceeding forty- 
five hundred dollars ..... 

For the salaries of the officers and messengers, a sum 
not exceeding three thousand and forty dollars . 

For the commonwealth's part of the salary of the 
clerk for the county of Suffolk, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifteen hundred dollars .... 

Reporter of Decisions: 

For the salary of the reporter of decisions, a sum not 
exceeding six thousand dollars .... 

For clerk hire and office supphes, services and equip- 
ment, a simi not exceeding eight thousand dollars 

Pensions : 
For the pensions of retired court officers, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred dollars .... 

Total 

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 19,500 00 

For the salary of the assistant clerk, Suffolk county, 

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

For clerical work, inspection of records and doings of 
persons authorized to admit to bad, for an execu- 
tive clerk to the chief justice, and for certain other 
expenses incident to the work of the court, a sum 
not exceeding twelve thousand dollars . . 12,000 00 

For pensions of retired justices, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-eight thousand dollars .... 28,000 00 

Total $445,500 00 



Special Legis- 
lative In- 
vestigations. 



Judicial 
Department. 

^99,000 00 Supreme Ju- 
dicial Court. 

4,500 00 
7,500 00 
6,500 00 
1,000 00 

24,000 00 

4,500 00 
3,040 00 

1,500 00 



Reporter of 
6,000 00 Decisions. 

8,000 00 



200 00 


Pensions. 


$165,740 00 






Superior 
Court. 


$385,000 00 





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Item 



Justices of Dis- 
trict Courts 
sitting in 
Superior Court. 



50 



51 



52 



Judicial 
Council. 



53 



54 



Administrative 
Committee of 
District Courts. 



Probate and 

Insolvency 

Courts. 



55 



56 



57 

58 



59 



60 



61 



Justices of District Courts: 

For compensation of justices of district courts while 
sitting in the superior court, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand six himdred dollars . . $13,600 00 

For expenses of justices of district courts while sitting 
in the superior court, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
seven hundred and fifty dollars .... 2,750 00 

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 .... 6,000 00 

Total $22,350 00 

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 b}' chap- 
ter two hundred and forty-four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four, as amended, 
a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars . $3,000 00 

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

Total $6,500 00 

Administrative Committee of District Courts: 
For compensation and expenses of the administrative 
committee of district courts, a sum not exceeding 
three thousand dollars $3,000 00 

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 doDars .... $111,500 00 

For pensions of retired judges, a sum not exceeding 

fourteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars . 14,250 00 

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 8,500 00 

For expenses 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 . 300 00 

For the salaries of registers of the several counties, 
a sum not exceeding fifty-nine thousand five 
hundred and seventy-five dollars . . . 59,575 00 

For the salaries of assistant registers, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty-six thousand seven hundred and 
eighty-five dollars ...... 66,785 00 



Total 



$260,910 00 



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Item 

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

62 Barnstable, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hun- 

dred and twenty dollars ..... 

63 Berkshire, a sum not exceeding forty-four hundi'ed 

dollars ........ 

64 Bristol, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand eight 

hundred dollars ...... 

65 Dukes county, a sum not exceeding nine hundred 

and sixty dollars ...... 

66 Essex, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand nine 

hundred dollars ...... 

67 Frankhn, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dol- 

lars ........ 

68 Hampden, a sum not exceeding eighty-seven hun- 

dred dollars ....... 

69 Hampshire, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred and 

ninety dollars ....... 

70 Middlesex, a sum not exceeding forty-seven thou- 

sand nine hundred dollars .... 

71 Norfolk, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand five 

hundred and twenty-five dollars 

72 Plymouth, a sum not exceeding four thousand and 

twenty-five dollars ...... 

73 Suffolk, a sum not exceeding sixty-one thousand five 

hundred dollars ...... 

74 Worcester, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand 

two hundred dollars, provided that the cost of 
photostatic service may be paid from this item . 

Total 



District Attorneys, as follows : 

75 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the Suffolk district, a sum not exceeding 
sixty thousand dollars ..... 

76 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the northern district, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four thousand dollars .... 

77 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the eastern district, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars ..... 

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

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

79 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the southern district, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand four hundred dollars 

80 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the middle district, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars ..... 

81 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the western district, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-four hundred dollars .... 

82 For the salary of the district attorney for the north- 

western district, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

83 For traveling expenses necessarily incurred by the 

district attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, 
for the present and previous years, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-five hundred dollars 

Total ........ 





Clerical assist- 


S2,520 00 
4,400 00 


ance to Regis- 
ters of Probate 
and Insolvency, 


12,800 00 




960 00 




15,900 00 




1,200 00 




8,700 00 




1,590 00 




47,900 00 




12,525 00 




4,025 00 




61,500 00 




16,200 00 




i|190,220 00 






District 
Attorneys. 


$60,000 00 





24,000 00 



15,000 00 



15,600 00 



10,400 00 



15,000 00 



8,400 00 



3,000 00 



9,500 00 
$160,900 00 



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Land Court. 



Item 

84 
85 
86 



Board of 
Probation. 



87 



Board of Bar 
Examiners. 



89 
90 



Executive 
Department. 



91 
92 
93 
94 



95 



96 



97 



98 
99 



Service of the Land Court. 

For the salaries of the judge, associate judges, the 
recorder and court officer, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-eight thousand eight hundred dollars 

For engineering, clerical and other personal services, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand eight 
hundred dollars . . . . . . 

For personal services in the examination of titles, 
for pubUshing 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 

Service of the Board of Probation. 

For personal services of the commissioner, clerks and 
stenographers, a sum not exceeding forty-nine 
thousand five hundred dollars . . . . 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
five hundred dollars ..... 

Total 

Service of the Board of Bar Examiners. 

For personal services of the members of the board, 
a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars 

For other services, including printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding forty-two hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

Total 

Service of the Executive Department. 

For the salary of the governor, the sum of ten thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For the salary of the lieutenant governor, the sum 
of four thousand dollars ..... 

For the salaries of the eight councillors, the sum of 
eight thousand dollars ..... 

For the salaries of officers and employees of the de- 
partment, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars ........ 

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

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

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

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

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



$38,800 00 
38,800 00 

25,000 00 
$102,600 00 

$49,500 00 

8,500 00 
$58,000 00 

$11,000 00 

4,200 00 
$15,200 00 

$10,000 00 
4,000 00 
8,000 00 

30,000 00 

1,000 00 

12,000 00 

3,000 00 
1,000 00 

100,000 00 



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89 



Item 
100 



101 



Executive 
Department. 



102 



103 
104 



105 



106 



107 



108 



109 
110 



111 



Special Com- 
mittee to 
study New 
England rail- 
road problems. 



$25. 000 00 



Adjutant 
1,100 00 General. 



For expenses of a commission appointed by the 
governor to co-operate with the United States 
Geographic Board in the preparation of an official 
gazetteer of the United States, a sum not exceed- 
ing five hundred dollars, the same to be in addi- 
tion to anv amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose , $500 00 

For the purchase of portraits or other memorials of 
the governors of the province and colony of Massa- 
chusetts Baj' and the colony of New Plymouth, a 
sum not exceeding five thousand dollars . . 5,000 00 

Total $174,500 00 

Special Committee: 
For expenses of the work of the joint New England 
railroad committee in its comprehensive study of 
New England railroad problems, to be expended 
under the direction of the governor and council, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, 
to be in addition to any equity of the common- 
wealth in funds remaining in the treasury of the 
committee from previous appropriations for this 
purpose ........ 

Service of the Adjutant General. 

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

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-six thousand nine 
hundred and ninety dollars .... 36,990 00 

For ser\dces 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 

For expenses of the national guard convention and 
for expenses not otherwise provided for in connec- 
tion with military matters and accounts, a sum not 
exceeding eleven thousand dollars . . . 11,000 00 

Total $59,590 00 

Service of the Militia. 

For allowances to companies and other administra- Militia, 

tive units, a sum not exceeding one hundred fifty- 
seven thousand dollars ..... $157,000 00 

For certain allow'ances 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, said paragraph 
{d) having been inserted by section one of chapter 
three hundred and seventy-three of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-three thousand dollars . . 23,000 00 

For pay and transportation of certain boards, a sum 

not exceeding two thousand dollars . . . 2,000 00 

For pay and expenses of certain camps of instruc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars . 6,000 00 

For pay and transportation in making inspections 
and surveys, and for escort duty, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars .... 5,000 00 



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Militia. 



Item 
112 

113 

114 
115 
116 

117 
118 

119 

120 

121 

122 
123 



Special 

Military 

Expenses. 



State Quarter- 
master. 



For transportation of officers and non-commissioned 
officers for attendance at military meetings, a 
sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars 

For transportation to and from regimental and 
battalion drills, a sum not exceeding forty-six 
hundred dollars ...... 

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

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

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

For maintenance of horses, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-eight thousand two hundred dollars 

For compensation for special and miscellaneous 
duty, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand seven 
hundred dollars ...... 

For compensation for accidents and injuries sus- 
tained in the performance of military duty, a sum 
not exceeding nine thousand dollars . 

To cover certain small claims for damages to private 
property arising from military maneuvers, a sum 
not exceeding five hundred dollars 

For expenses of organizing and maintaining an aero 
squadron, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars ........ 

For premiums on bonds for officers, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fourteen hundred and fifty dollars . 

For instruction in mihtary authority, organization 
and administration, and in the elements of mili- 
tary art, a sum not exceeding seventy-eight hun- 
dred dollars ....... 



Total 



Service oj Special Military Expenses. 



124 For the expense of furnishing certificates of honor 

for service on the Mexican border, as authorized 
by law, a sum not exceeding one hundred and 
fifty dollars ....... 

125 For expense of testimonials to soldiers and sailors 

of the world war, to be expended under the di- 
rection of the adjutant general, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eight hundred dollars .... 

126 For the expense of obtaining from the War De- 

partment at Washington, D. C, copies of cer- 
tain records, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars ........ 

Total 



$6,500 00 

4,600 00 

200 00 

18,000 00 

30,000 00 
28,200 00 

13,700 00 

9,000 00 

500 00 

3,000 00 
1,450 00 

7,800 00 
$315,950 00 



$150 00 



800 00 



1,500 00 
$2,450 00 



Service of the Stale Quartermaster. 

127 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 .... $20,500 00 

128 For expert assistance, the employment of wliich may 

be exempt from civil service rules, in the dis- 
bursement of certain money to the officers and 
erdisted men of the militia for compensation and 
allowances, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 
doUars 1,200 00 



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Item 
129 



1.30 

i.n 

132 
133 

134 

135 

136 
137 

138 
139 

140 
141 
142 

143 

144 
145 
146 



For the salaries of armorers and assistant armorers 
of first elass armories, and acting superintend- 
ent of armories, a simi not exceeding one hundred 
thirty-six tliousand dollars .... 

I'^or clerical and other expenses for the office of tlie 
pronerty and disbursing officer, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eleven thousand dollars 

For certain incidental military expenses of the 
quartermaster's depnrtment, 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 Inmdred sixt.y thousand dollars 

For reimbursement for rent and maintenance of 
armories of the second and third classes, a sum 
not exceeding eighty-two hundred and fifty 
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 certain 
other incidental services, for the housing of horses 
and mules, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
six hvmdred 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 
seventeen thousand 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 and ninety 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 Slate Judge Advocate. 
For compensation of the state judge advocate, as 
provided by law, a sum not exceeding fifteen hun- 
dred dollars ....... 



State Quarter- 
master. 



$136,000 00 



11,000 00 



850 00 
12,000 00 



1,000 00 



160,000 00 



8,250 00 



17,600 00 



13,600 00 



2,500 00 



17,000 00 
$401,500 00 



State Surgeon. 



$6,990 00 

3,000 00 

10,000 00 
$19,990 00 



State Judge 
Advocate. 



$1,500 00 



Service of the Commission on Administration and Finance. 

For personal services of the commissioners, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-six thousand five hundred 
dollars $26,500 00 

For personal services of assistants and employees, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred seventy-six thou- 
sand dollars 176,000 00 

For other expenses incidental to the duties of the 
commission, a sum not exceeding twenty-four thou- 
sand dollars ...... 



Commission on 
Administration 
and Finance. 



Total 



24,000 00 
$226,500 GO 



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Purchase 
of paper. 



Item 



147 



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



$65,000 00 



Armory 
Commissioners. 



Service of the Armory Commissioners. 

148 For compensation of members, a sum not exceeding 

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

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

ing two hundred dollars ..... 200 00 

150 For the construction of the road leading from the 

pubhc highway to the rifle ranges at Camp Curtis 

Guild, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars 4,000 00 

Total $6,500 00 



Commissioner 
of State Aid 
and Pensions. 



Service of the Comviissioyier of State Aid and Pensions. 

151 For personal services of the commissioner and 

deputy, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 

dollars $8,000 00 

152 For personal services of agents, clerks, stenographers 

and other assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five thousand five hundred and thirty dollars . 25,530 00 

153 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses of the com- 
missioner and his employees, and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
forty-eight hundred dollars .... 4,800 00 



Total 



$38,330 00 



Expenses on 
Account of 
Wars. 

Reimburse- 
ment of cities 
and towns for 
state and 
military aid. 



Care of 
veterans of 
civil war, etc. 



Soldiers' Home 
in Massachu- 
setts. 



For Expenses on Account of Wars. 

154 For reimbursing cities and towns for money paid on 

account of state and military aid to Massachu- 
setts soldiers and their families, the sum of two 
hundred three thousand dollars, the same to be 
paid on or before the fifteenth day of November 
in the current year, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of existing laws relative to state and 
military aid . . . . . ... $203,000 00 

155 For certain care of veterans of the civil war and their 

wives and widows, as authorized by chapter three 
hundred and forty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding forty-eight 
thousand dollars 48,000 00 

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

chusetts, with the approval of the trustees 
thereof, a sum not exceeding two hundred thirty 
thousand dollars. Pajanents from the state treas- 
ury under this and the following item shall be 
made only upon vouchers filed with the comp- 
troller in accordance with the procedure prescribed 
under section eighteen of chapter twenty-nine of 
the General Laws 230,000 00 

157 For the expense of certain improvements at the 

Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, with the ap- 
proval of the trustees thereof, a sum not exceeding 
seventeen thousand dollars .... 17,000 00 



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93 



Item 

158 



For a study, investigation and report, by the com- 
mission on administration and finance, on the cost 
of permanent improvements for kitchen and 
dining-room service and other facihtics at the 
Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, and on the ad- 
visabiHty of legislation for the purpose of improv- 
ing the financial control of the Home, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars .... 

Total 



Soldiers' Home 
in Massachu- 
setts. 



SI ,000 00 
$499,000 00 



Service of (he Art Commission. 

159 For expenses of the commission, a sum not exceed- Art Com- 
ing two hundred dollars $200 00 mission. 



Service of the Ballot Law Commission. 

160 For compensation of the commissioners for services 

for the fiscal years nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine and nineteen hundred and thirty, a sum not 
exceeding three thousand dollars . . , 

161 For expenses, including travel, suppHes and equip- 

ment, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars 

Total 



Ballot Law 
Commission. 



$3,000 00 

500 00 

$3,500 00 



Service of the Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. 

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



Commissioners 

^750 00 - Uf -- 



163 



Service of the Board of Appeal from Decisions of the Commis- 
sioner of Corporations and Taxation. 



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



Board of 
$200 00 Appeal, etc. 



Service of the State Library. 

164 For personal services of the librarian, a sum not ex- State Library. 

ceeding fifty-five hundred and fifty dollars . $5,550 00 

165 For personal services of the regular library assistants, 

temporary clerical assistance and for services for 
cataloguing, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 38,500 00 

166 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 

167 For books and other pubUcations and things needed 

for the Ubrary, and the necessary binding and re- 
binding incidental thereto, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars ..... 15,000 00 

168 For the expense of additional stacks for the storage 

of books, a sum not exceeding forty-five hundred 

dollars 4,500 00 

Total $66,550 00 



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Item 
Superintendent i cq 
of Buildings. ^"^ 



170 



171 



172 



173 



174 



Service of the Superintendent of Buildings. 

For personal services of the superintendent and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
three hundred and twenty dollars . . . $10,320 00 

For personal services of engineers, assistant engi- 
neers, firemen and helpers in the engineer's depart- 
ment, a sum not exceeding fifty-eight thousand 
eight hundred dollars 58,800 00 

For personal services of watchmen and assistant 
watchmen, a sum not exceeding forty-four thou- 
sand four hundred dollars .... 44,400 00 

For personal services of porters, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand nine hundred and twenty 
dollars 25,920 00 

For other personal services incidental to the care and 
maintenance of the state house, a sum not exceed- 
ing sixty-four thousand five hundred and sixty 
dollars 64,560 00 

For personal services of the central mailing room, a 

sum not exceeding fifty-three hundred dollars . 5,300 00 

Total $209,300 00 



Other Annual 
Expenses. 



Other Annual Expenses: 

175 For contingent, office and other expenses of the 

superintendent, a sum not exceeding three hun- 
dred dollars $300 00 

176 For telephone service in the building and expenses 

in connection therewith, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-eight thousand five hundred dollars . . 38,500 00 

177 For services, supplies and equipment necessary to 

furnish heat, light and power, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty-two thousand one hundred dollars . 42,100 00 

178 For other services, supplies and equipment neces- 

sary for the maintenance and care of the state 
house and grounds, including repairs of furniture 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding forty-one 
thousand dollars 41,000 00 

179 For office and other expenses of the central mailing 

room, a sum not exceeding nineteen hundred and 

fifty dollars _ . 1,950 00 

180 For expenses of the preservation of battle flags in 

the state house, a sum not exceeding fifteen hun- 
dred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 1,500 00 

Total . $125,350 00 



181 (This item omitted) 



Old State 
House Main- 
tenance. 



For the Maintenance of Old State House. 

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



$1,500 00 



Commission 
on Necessaries 
of Life. 



Service of the Commission on Necessaries of Life. 

183 For expenses of the commission, a sum not exceed- 
ing ninetj'-five hundred dollars .... 



),500 00 



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95 



Item 
184 



Scnnce of the Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission. 



185 
186 



187 



188 



189 



190 



191 



192 



193 



194 
195 



196 



For expenses of the commission, as authorized by 
chapter thirty-five of the resolves of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding 
sevent3'-five thousand dollars, to b» in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ........ 

Service of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

For the salary of the secretary, the sura of seven 
thousand dollars ...... 

For the salaries of officers and employees holding 
positions established by law, and other personal 
services, a sum not exceeding one hundred ten 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 

For services other than personal, travehng ex- 
penses, office supplies and equipment, for the 
arrangement and preservation of state records 
and papers, and for advertising the purpose of 
sections twenty-eight A, B, C and D of chapter 
six of the General Laws, inserted by section two 
of chapter three hundred and eighty-three of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand one 
hundred dollars ...... 

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 

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

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

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 

For the purchase and distribution of copies of 
certain journals of the house of representatives of 
Massachusetts Bay from seventeen hundred and 
fifteen to seventeen hundred and eighty, inclu- 
sive, as authorized by chapter four hundred and 
thirteen 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 e.xceeding one thousand dollars 

For expenses of the census division of the department 
of the secretary of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred dollars .... 

Total 

Indexing vital statistics: 
For the preparation of certain indexes of births, mar- 
riages and deaths, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount appropriated in the preceding year 



Massachusetts 
Bay Colony 
Tercentenary 
Commission. 



$75,000 00 



Secretary of 

r,ooo 00 ^^^^°'",:v. 

' monwealth. 



110,500 00 



22,100 00 



3,500 00 



3,000 00 



8,000 00 



2,500 00 



750 00 

1,000 00 
1,000 00 

200 00 
$159,550 00 



Indexing 
vital statistics. 



$10,000 00 



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Printing 
laws, etc. 



Item 



197 



198 



199 



200 



Election 
matters. 



For printing laws, etc.: 

For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and 
resolves of the present 3'ear, a sum not exceeding 
forty-two hundred dollars .... 

For printing and binding the blue book edition of the 
acts and resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding six thousand dollars .... 

For the printing of reports of decisions of the su- 
preme judicial court, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
one thousand eight hundred dollars, the same to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose ..... 

For printing and binding public documents, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars . 

Total 



For matters relating to elections: 

201 For personal and other services in preparing for 

primary elections, and for the expenses of pre- 
paring, printing and distributing ballots for pri- 
mary and other elections, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred forty thousand dollars 

202 For the printing of blanks for town officers, election 

laws and blanks and instructions on all matters 
relating to elections, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars ...... 

203 For furnishing cities and towns with ballot boxes, 

and for repairs to the same; for the purchase of 
apparatus to be used at polling places in the can- 
vass and counting of votes; and for providing cer- 
tain registration facilities, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars ..... 

204 For expenses of publication of lists of candidates and 

forms of questions before state elections, a sum 
not exceeding ten thousand dollars 

205 For administering the law to permit absent voters to 

vote at state elections, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand dollars ...... 

206 For expenses of compiling and pubhshing informa- 

tion to voters, as required by section fifty-three 
of chapter fifty-four of the General Laws, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars . 

Total 



$4,200 00 
6,000 00 

31,800 00 

3,500 00 

S45,500 00 



$140,000 00 
5,000 00 

5,000 00 
10,000 00 
12,000 00 

35,000 00 



207,000 00 



Medical 

Examiners' 

Fees. 



Treasurer 
and Receiver- 
General. 



Medical Examiners' Fees: 

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

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

Service of the Treasurer and Receiver-General. 

208 For the salary of the treasurer and receiver-general, 

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

209 For salaries of officers and employees holding posi- 

tions established by law and additional clerical 
and other assistance, a sum not exceeding fifty-one 
thousand three hundred dollars . . . 51,300 00 

210 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 

ten thousand eight hundred dollars . . . 10,800 00 

Total $68,100 00 



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97 



Item 

Commissioners on Firemen's Relief: 

211 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 .... $17,500 00 

212 For expenses of administration by the commissioners 

on firemen's reUef, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars 500 00 

Total $18,000 00 

Payments to Soldiers: 

213 For expenses of administering certain laws relating 

to payments in recognition of miUtary service in 
the world war, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
hundred and sixty dollars, to be paid from the 
receipts from taxes levied under authority of 
chapters two hundred and eighty-three and three 
hundred and forty-two of the General Acts of nine- 
teen hundred and nineteen .... $1,760 00 

For making payments to soldiers in recognition of 
service during the world war, as provided by law, 
a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars, to be 
paid from receipts from taxes levied as specified in 
item two hundred and thirteen .... 7,000 00 

For pajTuents 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 and sixty-one of the acts of eighteen hundred 
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 .... 200 00 

Total $8,960 00 

State Board of Retirement: 

216 For personal services in the administrative ofiice of 

the state board of retirement, a sum not exceeding 

ten thousand three hundred dollars . . . $10,300 00 

217 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, and for office supplies and equipment, a 

sum not exceeding fifty-two hundred dollars . 5,200 00 

218 For requirements of annuity funds and pensions for 

employees retired from the state service under 
authority of law, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
seventy thousand dollars ..... 170,000 00 

Total $185,500 00 



214 



215 



Commissioners 
on Firemen's 
Relief. 



Payments to 
Soldiers. 



State Board 
of Retirement. 



Requiremetils for Extinguishing the State Debt, 

219 For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial 
bonds maturing during the present year, the sum 
of one million one hundred one thousand six hun- 
dred seven dollars and fifty cents, payable from the 
following accounts and funds in the following 
amounts: — from receipts from loans for the aboli- 
tion of grade crossings, the sum of thirty-four 
thousand dollars; from the Highway Fund, the 
sum of three hundred twenty-seven thousand six 
hundred seven dollars and fifty cents; and the 



Requirements 
for Extinguish- 
ing State Debt. 



remainder from the general fund 



. $1,101,607 50 



98 



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Interest on 
Public Debt. 



Item 
220 



Auditor of the 
Common- 
wealth. 



221 
222 



223 



Attorney 
General's 
Department. 



224 
225 



226 



227 



Department of 
Agriculture. 



228 
229 
230 
231 



232 



233 



Interest on the Public Debt. 

For the payment of interest on the direct debt and 
temporary loans of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding eight hundred ninety-three thousand 
seven hundred seventy-five dollars and seventy- 
five cents, of which sum three hundred eight thou- 
sand sixteen dollars and twenty-five cents shall be 
paid from the Highway Fund .... $893,775 75 

Service of the Auditor of the Commonioealth. 

For the salary of the auditor, the sum of six thousand 

dollars . . . . . . . . $6,000 00 

For personal services of deputies and other assist- 
ants, a sum not exceeding forty-six thousand seven 
hundred dollars . . . . . . 46,700 00 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-five hundred dollars .... 6,500 00 

Total $59,200 00 

Service of the Attorney General's Department. 

For the salary of the attorney general, the sum of 

eight thousand dollars $8,000 00 

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-seven 
thousand dollars . . . . . . 87,000 00 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand dollars 12,000 00 

For the settlement of certain small claims, as author- 
ized by section three A of chapter twelve of the 
General Laws, inserted by chapter three hundred 
and ninety-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars ........ 



234 



Division of 
Dairying and 
Animal Hus- 
bandry. 235 



Total . 



5,000 00 
. $112,000 00 



Service of the Department of Agriculture. 



For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars .... $6,000 00 

For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand dollars . 22,000 00 

For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 

not exceeding twelve hundred dollars . . . 1,200 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, office supplies and equipment, and printing 
and furnishing trespass posters, a sum not exceed- 
ing eighty-eight hundred dollars . . . 8,800 00 

For compensation and expenses of members of the 
advisory board, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ........ 2,000 00 

For services and expenses of apiary inspection, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . 2,500 00 

Division of Dairying and Animal Husbandry: 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding thirteen 

thousand two hundred and twenty dollars . . 13,220 00 

For other expenses, including the enforcement of 

the dairy laws of the commonwealth, a sum not 

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



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99 



Item 



236 
237 



238 
239 



Division of Plant Pest Control : 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding eleven 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 
For other expenses, a sum not exceeding sixty-three 

hundred dollars ...... 

Division of Ornithology : 

For personal services, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
eight hundred dollars ..... 

For other expenses, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars ........ 



Division of 
$11,500 00 Plant Pest 
' Control. 

6,300 00 



Division of 
3,800 00 Ornithology. 

500 00 



Division of Markets: 

240 For personal services, a sum not exceeding twenty 

thousand seven hundred dollars 

241 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding fifty-one 

hundred dollars ...... 

Division of Reclamation, Soil Survey and Fairs: 

242 For personal services, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 

243 For travel and other expenses, a sum not exceeding 

sixty-nine hundred dollars .... 

244 For state prizes and agricultural exhibits, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for this purpose, and any unexpended 
balance remaining at the end of the current fiscal 
year may be used in the succeeding year 

Specials : 

245 For work in protecting the pine trees of the com- 

monwealth from white pine blister rust, and for 
pajTnents 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 . . 

246 For quarantine and other expenses in connection 

with the work of suppression of the European 
corn-borer, so-called, a sum not exceeding seven 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ........ 

247 For quarantine and other expenses in connection 

with the work of suppression of the Japanese 
beetle, so-called, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

Total 



Division 
20,700 00 o^ Markets. 

5,100 00 



Division of 

io K(\n on Reclamation, 
IJ.OUU UU goij Survey 

and Fairs. 
6,900 00 



35,000 00 



Specials. 



19,000 00 

7,000 00 

5,000 00 
$197,220 00 



Service of Stale Reclamation Board. 

248 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars ...... 



$10,000 00 



State Recla- 
mation Board. 



Service of the Department of Conservation. 

Administration : 

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

ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

250 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 

not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars 



Depa 
of Co 



Department 

$6,000 00 ^j^„ 
250 00 



Total 



$6,250 00 



100 Acts, 1930. — Chap. 115. 

Item 

Division of Forestry: 
Division of 251 For personal services of office assistants, a sum not 
Forestry. exceeding fourteen thousand one hundred dollars $14,100 00 

252 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, and for traveling expenses, 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding four thousand dollars . . . 4,000 00 

253 For the salaries and expenses of foresters and for 

necessary labor, supplies and equipment in main- 
taining forest tree nurseries, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars . . . . . 15,000 00 

254 For the purchase of land and reforesting the same, 

as authorized by section ten of chapter one hun- 
dred and thirty-two of the General Laws, as 
amended, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . . 2,000 00 

255 For aiding towns in the purchase of equipment for 

extinguishing forest fires and for making pro- 
tective belts or zones as a defence against forest 
fires, for the present and previous years, a sum 
not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars . . 1,500 00 

256 For the personal services of the state fire warden 

and his assistants, and for other services, includ- 
ing traveling expenses of the state fire warden 
and his assistants, necessary supplies and equip- 
ment and materials used in new construction in 
the forest fire prevention service, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to anv funds allotted to Massachusetts 
by the federal authorities .... 60,000 00 

257 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 65,000 00 

258 For the planting and maintenance of state forests, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars 25,000 00 

259 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 seventy-five 
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 ..... 175,000 00 

260 For the maintenance of the Standish monument 

reservation, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

doUars 2,000 00 

261 For the maintenance of Mount Grace state forest, 

a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars . . 500 00 

262 For reimbursement to certain towns, as author- 

ized by section twenty-four of chapter forty- 
eight of the General Laws, as amended, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars . . . 1,000 00 

263 For the expense of forest fire patrol, as authorized 

by section twenty-eight A of chapter forty-eight 
of the General Laws, inserted by chapter two hun- 
dred and eighty-four of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twentj'-nine, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars 4,000 00 

Total $369,100 00 



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101 



Special. 



Division of 

4 r\r\(\ nn Fisheries 
1,UUU UU a^jjji Game. 

10,300 00 



Item 

Special : 

264 For the cost of construction of a comfort station on 

the state highwaj' which is known as Mohawk 

Trail, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars $4,000 00 

Division of Fisheries and Game: 

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

four thousand dollars ..... 

266 For personal services of office assistants, a sum not 

exceeding ten thousand three hundred dollars 

267 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses and neces- 
sary office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding eight thousand dollars 

268 For expenses of exhibitions and other measures to 

increase the interest of the public in the protec- 
tion and propagation of fish and game, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars 

Enforcement of laws : 

269 For personal services of fish and game wardens, a 

sum not exceeding sixty-nine thousand dollars 

270 For traveling expenses of fish and game wardens, and 

for other expenses necessary for the enforcement of 
the laws, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thou- 
sand two hundred dollars .... 

Biological work : 

271 For personal services to carry on biological work, a 

sum not exceeding sixty-seven hundred dollars . 

272 For traveling and other expenses of the biologist 

and his assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five hundred dollars ..... 

Propagation of game birds, etc.: 

273 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 fifteen thousand dollars . . . 115,000 00 

Damages by wild deer and wild moose: 

274 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 dollars ..... 13,000 00 

Special : 

275 For improvements and additions at fish hatcheries 

and game farms, a sum not exceeding twenty 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 20,000 00 

Protection of wild life: 

276 For expenses incurred in the protection of certain 

wild life, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven hun- 
dred dollars 3,700 00 

Marine fisheries: 

277 For personal services and expenses for regulating the 

sale and cold storage of fresh food fish, a sum not 

exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . . 15,000 00 

State Supervisor of Marine Fisheries: 

278 For personal services of the state supervisor of ma- 

rine fisheries and his assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing nine thousand dollars .... 9,000 00 

279 For office and other expenses of the state supervisor 

of marine fisheries, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars 5,000 00 



8,000 00 



1,000 00 

Enforcement 

69,000 00 °^ ^^^«- 



37,200 00 

Biological 

6,700 00 '^°'"^- 



2,500 00 



Propagation 
of game 
birds, etc. 



Damages by 
wild deer and 
wild moose. 



Fish hatcheries 
and game farms. 



Protection of 
wild life. 



Marine 
fisheries. 



State Super- 
visor of Marine 
Fisheries. 



102 



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Enforcement 
of shellfish 
laws. 



Item 



280 



281 



282 



Bounty 
on seals. 



Division 
of Animal 
Industry. 



Enforcement of shellfish laws: 

For personal services for the enforcement of laws 
relative to shellfish, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars ...... 

For other expenses for the enforcement of laws rela- 
tive to shellfish, a sum not exceeding ninety-five 
hundred dollars ...... 

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 



Bounty on seals : 
283 For bounties on seals, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred dollars ...... 



284 
285 



286 



287 



288 



289 



290 



Reimburse- 291 

ment of towns 
for inspectors 
of animals. 



Division of Animal Industry: 

For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-eight hundred and seventy-five dollars 

For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a 
sum not exceeding seventeen thousand three 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 eighty-four hundred dollars . 

For personal services of veterinarians and agents 
engaged in the work of extermination of contagious 
diseases among domestic animals, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty 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-eight thousand dollars . 

For reimbursement of owners of horses killed during 
the present and previous years, travel, when al- 
lowed, of inspectors of animals, incidental expenses 
of killing and burial, quarantine and emergency 
services, and for laboratory and veterinary sup- 
phes and equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
three hundred doUars ..... 

For reimbursement of owners of tubercular cattle 
killed, as authorized bj^ section twelve A of chapter 
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 pro- 
visions of law and agreements made under author- 
ity 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 four hundred thousand dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose, and any unexpended balance re- 
maining at the end of the current fiscal year may 
be used in the succeeding year .... 

Total 

Reimbursement of towns for inspectors of animals: 
For the reimbursement of certain towns for compen- 
sation paid to inspectors of animals, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-five hundred dollars 



$15,000 00 
9,500 00 

10,000 00 
$353,900 00 

$800 00 

$3,875 00 
17,300 00 

8,400 00 

60,000 00 

28,000 00 

6,300 00 



400,000 00 
$523,875 00 



$5,500 00 



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103 



Item 



292 
293 



29-4 



295 



296 



297 
298 



299 



Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance. 



Division of Banks: 

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

For services of deputy, directors, examiners and 
assistants, clerks, stenographers and experts, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred seventy-one thou- 
sand five hundred dollars ..... 

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



Total 

Supervisor of Loan Agencies: 

For personal services of supervisor and assistants, 
a sum not exceeding ninety-nine hundred and 
thirty dollars ....... 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, office supphes and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding sixteen hundred and seventy dollars . 

Total 

Division of Insurance: 

For salary of the commissioner, a sum not exceed- 
ing six thousand dollars ..... 

For other personal services of the division, includ- 
ing expenses of the board of appeal and certain 
other costs of supervising motor vehicle liability 
insurance, a sum not exceeding one hundred sev- 
enty-five thousand dollars, of which sum not 
more than twenty-eight thousand dollars may be 
charged to the Highway Fund . 

For other services, including printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
forty thousand dollars ..... 

Total 



Department 
),000 00 of Banking 

and Insurance. 



Division 
of Banks. 



271,500 00 



62,000 00 
$339,500 00 



$9,930 00 



Supervisor 
of Loan 
Agencies. 



1,670 00 
$11,600 00 



Division 
5 000 00 °^ Insurance. 



175,000 00 



40,000 00 
$221,000 00 



Board of Appeal on Fire Insurance Rates : 

300 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred dollars ...... 

Division of Savings Bank Life Insurance: 

301 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand nine 
hundred and seventy dollars .... 

302 For publicity, including traveling expenses of one 

person, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars 

303 For services other than personal, printing the 

annual report and traveling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding seven 
thousand and thirty dollars .... 

304 For encouraging and promoting old age annuities 

and the organization of mutual benefit associa- 
tions among the employees of industrial plants in 
the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
two hundred dollars ..... 

Total .• . 



Board of Ap- 

$200 00 P^^^ °" ^''■e 
Insurance 
Rates. 



$25,970 00 
2,000 00 

7,030 00 

3,200 00 
$38,200 00 



Division of 
Savings Bank 
Life Insurance. 



104 



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Item 



Department of 305 

Corporations 

and Taxation. 



Corporation 
and Tax 
Divisions. 



306 



307 
308 



Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation. 

Corporation and Tax Divisions: 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-five hundred dollars . . . $7,500 00 

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 
fourteen 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 . . 214,000 00 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding ninety- 
five hundred dollars 9,500 00 

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-eight thousand dollars 38,000 00 

Total $269,000 00 



Income Tax 
Division. 



Division 
of Accounts. 



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

309 For personal services of the deputy, assistants, 

assessors, assistant assessors, clerks, stenographers 
and other necessary assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing four hundred twenty thousand dollars . . $420,000 00 

310 For traveling expenses of members of the division, 

a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . . 10,000 00 

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

plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred forty thousand dollars . . . 140,000 00 

Total $570,000 00 

Division of Accounts: 

312 For personal services, a sum not exceeding seventy- 

nine thousand five hundred dollars . . . $79,500 00 

313 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding fifteen 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 15,500 00 

314 For services and expenses of auditing and installing 

systems of municipal accounts, the cost of which 
is to be assessed upon the municipalities for which 
the work is done, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred sixty-five thousand dollars . . . 165,000 00 

315 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 eighteen thou- 
sand dollars 18,000 00 

Total $278,000 00 



Reimbursement 31g 
of cities and 
towns for loss 
of certain taxes. 



Reimbursement for loss of taxes : 
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 
tliirty, a sum not exceeding one hundred five 
thousand dollars ...... 



$105,000 00 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 115. 105 

Service of the Deparlmenl of Education. 
Item 

317 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- Department 

ceeding nine thousand doUars .... $9,000 00 of Education. 

318 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-seven thousand ' 

eight hundred dollars . . . . . 97,800 00 

319 For traveling expenses of members of the advisory 

board and of agents and employees when required 
to travel in discharge of their duties, a sum not 
exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars . . 8,500 00 

320 For services other than personal, necessary office 

supplies, and for printing the annual report and 
bulletins as provided by law, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand five hundred doUars . . . 10,500 00 

320a For the publication of a bulletin relative to the ter- 
centenary of the founding of Massachusetts, a 
sum not exceeding five thousand dollars . . 5,000 00 

321 For expenses incidental to furnishing school com- 

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

322 For printing school registers and other school blanks 

for cities and towns, a sum not exceeding three 

thousand doUars 3,000 00 

323 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 

324 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, a sum not exceeding two hundred five 
thousand dollars 205,000 00 

325 For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 

transportation of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as provided 
by law, a sum not exceeding one hundred ninety 
thousand dollars . ... . . 190,000 00 

326 For the reimbursement of certain cities and towns 

for a part of the expense of maintaining agricul- 
tural and industrial vocational schools, as provided 
by law, a sum not exceeding one million four 
hundred sixty thousand two hundred forty-seven 
dollars and eighty-nine cents .... 1,460,247 89 

327 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 

328 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 

329 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 

330 For expenses of holding teachers' institutes, a sum 

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



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Department 
of Education. 



Item 

331 
332 



English-speak- 
ing Classes 
for Adults. 



333 
334 
335 



University 
Extension 
Courses. 



336 
337 



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 

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-two 
thousand dollars 32,000 00 

Total $2,533,847 89 

English-speaking Classes for Adults: 
For personal services of administration, a sum not 

exceeding ten thousand nine hundred dollars . $10,900 00 
For other expenses of administration, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four thousand dollars .... 4,000 00 
For reimbursement of certain cities and towns, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred fifty-two thousand 
dollars 152,000 00 

Total $166,900 00 

University Extension Courses: 

For personal services, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred thirty-three thousand eight hundred dollars . $133,800 00 

For other expenses, a sum not exceeding forty-one 

thousand dollars 41,000 00 

Total . $174,800 00 



Division of 
Immigration 
and American- 
ization. 



Division of Immigration and Americanization: 

338 For personal services, a sum not exceeding forty-two 

thousand dollars $42,000 00 

339 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding ninety-six 

hundred and fifty dollars ..... 9,650 00 

Total $51,650 00 



Division of 

Public 

Libraries. 



Division of Public Libraries: 

340 For personal services of regular agents and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand 

two hundred dollars . . . . . $14,200 00 

341 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses, necessary office sup- 
plies and expenses incidental to the aiding of pub- 
lic libraries, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand 
three hundred dollars 14,300 00 

Total $28,500 00 



Division of 
the Blind. 



Division of the Blind: 

342 For general administration, furnishing information, 

industrial and educational aid, and for carrying 
out certain provisions of the laws establishing said 
division, a sum not exceeding forty-four thousand 
five hundred dollars $44,500 00 

343 For the maintenance of local shops, a sum not ex- 

ceeding seventy-eight thousand five hundred dol- 
lars . . . 78,500 00 

344 For maintenance of Woolson House industries, so- 

called, to be expended under the authority of said 
division, a sum not exceeding thirtj^-three thou- 
sand dollars 33,000 00 



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107 



Item 
345 



346 
347 



348 



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-one 
thousand dollars ...... 

For instruction of the adult blind in their homes, a 
sum not exceeding seventeen thousand dollars 

For expenses of providing sight-saving classes, with 
the approval of the division of the blind, a sum 
not excesding seventeen thousand six hundred 
dollars ........ 

For aiding the adult blind, subject to the conditions 
provided by law, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
thirty-eight thousand five hundred dollars . 

Total 



Division of 
the Blind. 



$161,000 00 

17,000 00 

17,600 00 

138,500 00 
$490,100 00 



Teachers' Retirement Board: 

349 For personal services of employees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding eleven thousand seven hundred and fifty 

dollars ........ $11,750 00 

350 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses and office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-one hundred and fifty dollars . . . 2,150 00 

351 For payment of pensions to retired teachers, a sum 

not exceeding six hundred sixty-five thousand 

dollars . . . ; . .- • • • 665,000 00 

352 For reimbursement of certain cities and towns for 

pensions to retired teachers, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred sixty-nine thousand one hundred 
eighty- three dollars and seventy-two cents . . 169,183 72 

Total $848,083 72 



Teachers' 

Retirement 

Board. 



Massachusetts Nautical School: 

353 For personal services of the secretary and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding forty-six hundred 

and fifty dollars . . ... . $4,650 00 

354 For services other than regular clerical services, 

including printing the annual report, rent, office 
suppUes and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-three hundred dollars .... 2,300 00 

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

not exceeding eighty-nine thousand eight hundred 

and fifty dollars 89,850 00 

Total $96,800 00 



Massachusetts 

Nautical 

School. 



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

356 Bridgewater normal school, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred fifty-six thousand eight hundred dollars $156,800 00 

357 Bridgewater normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding eighty thousand dollars . . . 80,000 00 

358 Fitchburg normal school, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred sixty-seven thousand dollars . . 167,000 00 

359 Fitchburg normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding forty-seven thousand dollars . . 47,000 00 

360 For expenses of enlarging and improving the kitchen 

facilities at the Fitchburg normal school, a sum 

not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars . . 18,000 00 



Maintenance 
and improve- 
ment of state 
normal schools. 



Bridgewater 
normal school. 



Fitchburg 
normal school. 



108 



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Framingham 
normal school. 



Hyannis 
normal school. 



Lowell 
normal school. 



North Adams 
normal school. 



Salem nor- 
mal school. 



Westfield 
normal school. 



Worcester 
normal school. 



New normal 
school in 
Worcester. 



Massachusetts 
School of Art. 



Bradford Dur- 
fee textile 
school of 
Fall River. 



Lowell textile 
institute. 



New Bedford 
textile school. 



Item 

361 Framingham normal school, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred fifty-nine tnousand four hundred 

dollars $159,400 00 

362 Framingham normal school boarding haU, a sum 

not exceeding eighty-three thousand dollars . 83,000 00 

363 Hyannis normal school, a sum not exceeding fifty- 

nine thousand six hundred and fifty dollars . 59,650 00 

364 Hyannis normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars . . 25,000 00 

365 Lowell normal school, a sum not exceeding eighty 

thousand seven hundred dollars . . . 80,700 00 

366 North Adams normal school, a sum not exceeding 

eighty-eight thousand dollars .... 88,000 00 

367 North Adams normal school boarding hall, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-seven thousand dollars . 27,000 00 

368 Salem normal school, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred fourteen thousand one hundred and 

twenty-five dollars 114,125 00 

369 Westfield normal school, a sum not exceeding sev- 

enty-five thousand eight hundred dollars . . 75,800 00 

3691 Westfield normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding eleven thousand dollars . . . 11,000 00 

370 For the purchase of land and buildings adjoining 

property of the Westfield normal school, a sum 

not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . 15,000 00 

371 Worcester normal school, a sum not exceeding 

ninety-five thousand five hundred and fifty 

dollars 95,550 00 

371^ Worcester normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars . . 8,500 00 

372 For the construction and furnishing of a new normal 

school building on a site to be provided by the 
city of Worcester, at a cost not to exceed three 
hundred fifty thousand dollars, of which amount 
one hundred fifty thousand dollars is hereby ap- 
propriated in anticipation of a further sum of two 
hundred thousand dollars to be appropriated in 
the fiscal year nineteen hundred and thirty-one 150,000 00 

373 Massachusetts School of Art, a sum not exceeding 

one himdred eighteen thousand one hundred 

dollars 118,100 00 

Total $1,579,625 00 

Textile Schools: 

374 For the maintenance of the Bradford Durfee tex- 

tile school of Fall River, a sum not exceeding 
seventy thousand 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 . . . . . $70,000 00 

375 For the maintenance of the Lowell textile institute, 

a smn not exceeding one hundred seventy-one 
thousand dollars, of which sum ten thousand dol- 
lars 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 171,000 00 

376 For the maintenance of the New Bedford textile 

school, a sum not exceeding seventy-tliree thou- 
sand four hundred and fifty dollars, of which 
sum ten thousand dollars is to be contributed by 
the city of New Bedford, and the city of New 
Bedford is hereby authorized to raise by taxation 
the said sum of ten thousand dollars . . . 73,450 00 

Total $314,450 00 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 115. 109 

Item 

Massachusetts Agricultural College: 

377 For maintenance and current expenses, a sum not Massachusetts 

exceeding one million twenty-seven thousand rnfwi*"'^^' 

dollars $1,027,000 00 ^ 

378 For an emergencj' 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 . 5,000 00 

378a For the cost of platform scales, a sum not exceeding 

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

379 For the construction and equipment of a building 

for physical education, at a cost not to exceed two 
hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred 
dollars, of which sum one hundred seventy-two 
thousand five hundred dollars is hereby appro- 
priated in anticipation of a further sum of one 
hundred fifteen thousand dollars to be contributed 
and paid into the state treasury by the alumni or 
other friends of the college. No contract shall be 
made or obUgation incurred under this item until 
the said sum of one hundred fifteen thousand dol- 
lars has been paid into the treasury . . . 172,500 00 

380 For the expense of remodeUng North College dormi- 

tory, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars 30,000 00 

381 For the expense of an addition to the Fisher labora- 

tory, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars . 8,000 00 

382 For the expense of new water mains for fire protec- 

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

Total $1,249,700 00 

Service of the Department of Civil Service and Registration. 
Administration : 

383 For personal services of telephone operator for the Department of 

department, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred Civil Service 

and sixty dollars $1,260 00 tr°ation?'^" 

Division of Civil Service: 

384 For the salaries of the commissioner and associate Division of 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding nine thou- Civil Service, 

sand dollars $9,000 00 

385 For other personal services of the division, a sum 

not exceeding one hundred seven thousand dollars 107,000 00 

386 For other services and for printing the annual report, 

and for office supplies and equipment necessary for 
the administration of the civil service law, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars . . 35,000 00 

387 (This item combined with Item 386.) 

Total $151,000 00 

Division of Registration: 

388 For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding Division of 

eighteen hundred doUars $1,800 00 Registration. 

389 For clerical and certain other personal services of the 

division, a sum not exceeding thirty-three thou- 
sand two hundred dollars 33,200 00 

390 For services of the division other than personal, 

printing the annual reports, oflace supplies and 
equipment, except as otherwise provided, a sum 
not exceeding eleven thousand five hundred dol- 
lars 11,500 00 

Total $46,500 00 



no 



Acts, 1930. —Chap. 115. 



Board of Regis- 
tration in 
Medicine. 



Board of 

Dental 

Examiners. 



Item 



391 
392 



393 



394 

395 
396 



Board of 
Registration 
in Pharmacy. 



Board of 
Registration 
of 5furses. 



Board of 
Registration 
in Embalming. 



Board of 
Registration 
in Optometry. 



Board of 

Registration 
in Veterinary 
Medicine. 



397 
398 



399 



400 
401 



402 
403 



404 
405 



406 



407 



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

sum not exceeding forty-three hundred dollars . $4,300 00 
For personal services of members of the board and 

examiners for the registration of chiropodists, a 

sum not exceeding six hundred dollars . . 600 00 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding seven 

hundred and fifty dollars ..... 750 00 

Total $5,650 00 

Board of Dental Examiners: 

For personal services of the members of the board 
and clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
eight hundred dollars . . . . . $3,800 00 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding twelve 

hundred dollars 1.200 00 

For travel and other expenses necessary in providing 
for the enforcement of law relative to the regis- 
tration of dentists, a sum not exceeding four thou- 
sand dollars 4,000 00 

Total $9,000 00 

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

not exceeding forty-three hundred dollars . . $4,300 00 

For personal services of agent, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-three hundred and seventy dollars . . 2,370 00 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding forty- 
five hundred dollars ..... 4,500 00 

Total $11,170 00 

Board of Registration of Nurses: 

For personal services of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-one hundred dollars . . $2,100 00 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding six hun- 
dred dollars 600 00 

Total $2,700 00 

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

not exceeding three hundred dollars . . . $300 00 

For travehng expenses, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred and seventy-five dollars . . . . 175 00 

Total . $475 00 

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

sum not exceeding nineteen hundred dollars . $1,900 00 
For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding six 

hundred dollars 600 00 

Total $2,500 00 

Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine: 
For personal services of the members of the board 
and secretary, a sum not exceeding six hundred 

dollars $600 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, travel- 
ing expenses, office suppHes and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding three hundred dollars . . . 300 00 



Total 



$900 00 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 115. 



Ill 



Item 

State Examiners of Electricians: 

408 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding three 

thousand dollars ...... 

Board of Registration of Public Accountants: 

409 For personal services of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding six hundred and seventy-five dollars 

410 For expenses of examinations, including the prepa- 

ration and marking of papers, and for other ex- 
penses, a sum not exceeding twenty-one hundred 
and seventy-five dollars ..... 

Total 

State Examiners of Plumbers: 

411 For personal services of the members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding eleven hundred dollars . 

412 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding two 

thousand dollars ...... 

Total 



State Exam- 

5 000 00 inorsof 
,UUU UU Electricians. 



Board of 
$675 00 «eKistration 
^ of Public 

Accountants. 



2,175 00 
$2,850 00 



state Ex- 
,100 00 ?miner8 0f 
' Plumbers. 



2,000 00 
$3,100 00 



Service of the Department of Industrial Accidents. 

413 For personal services of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding thirty-nine thousand dollars . . $39,000 00 

414 For personal services of secretaries, medical adviser, 

inspectors, clerks and office assistants, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred twenty-eight thousand 
dollars 128,000 00 

415 For expenses of impartial examinations, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars . . 25,000 00 

416 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding eight 

thousand dollars 8,000 00 

417 For other services, printing the annual report, neces- 

sary office supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twelve thousand three hundred and fifty 
dollars 12,350 00 



Department of 

Industrial 

Accidents. 



Total 



$212,350 00 



Service of the Department of Labor and Industries. 

418 For the salaries of the commissioner, assistant and 

associate commissioners, a sum not exceeding 

twenty thousand five hundred dollars . . $20,500 00 

419 For clerical and other assistance to the commissioner, 

a sum not exceeding forty-nine hundred and fifty 

dollars 4,950 00 

420 For personal services for the inspectional service, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred thirty-three thou- 
sand dollars 133,000 00 

421 For personal services for the statistical service, a 

sum not exceeding forty-five thousand dollars . 45,000 00 

422 For clerical and other personal services for the 

operation of free employment offices, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-seven thousand five hundred 
dollars . . 57,500 00 

423 For clerical and other assistance for the board of 

concihation and arbitration, a sum not exceeding 

fifteen thousand dollars ..... 15,000 00 

424 For personal services of investigators, clerks and 

stenographers for the minimum wage service, a 
sum not exceeding fourteen thousand five hundred 
and fifty dollars 14,550„00 



Department of 
Labor and 
Industries. 



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Department of 
Labor and 
Industries. 



Item 

425 
426 



427 



428 



429 



430 



431 



432 



Massachusetts 

Industrial 

Commission. 



433 



434 



Department 
of Mental 
Diseases. 



435 
436 



437 



438 



For compensation and expenses of wage boards, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars $2,500 00 

For personal services for the division of standards, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand five 
hundred dollars 32,500 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 dis- 
trict offices, and ofiice supplies and equipment for 
the inspectional service, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-four thousand dollars .... 34,000 00 

For services other than personal, printing reports 
and pubUcations, traveling expenses and office 
supphes and equipment for the statistical service, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . . 10,000 00 

For rent, necessary office supphes and equipment for 
the free employment offices, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars ..... 15,000 00 

For other services, printing, traveling expenses and 
office supplies and equipment for the board of 
conciliation and arbitration, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars .... 3,500 00 

For services other than personal, printing, traveling 
expenses and office supplies and equipment for 
minimum wage service, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars .... 3,500 00 

For other services, printing, traveling expenses and 
office supplies and equipment for the division of 
standards, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars 8,000 00 

Total $399,500 00 

Massachusetts Industrial Commission: 
For personal services, including the employment of 
experts for services authorized under section nine 
B of chapter twenty-three of the General Laws, 
inserted by section one of chapter three hundred 
and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine, and for completing the investi- 
gation authorized by chapter fifty-four of the re- 
solves of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-three thousand dollars $23,000 00 
For other services and expenses, including office 
supplies and travel, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand dollars 12,000 00 

Total $35,000 00 

Service of the Department of Mental Diseases. 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not 

exceeding nine thousand dollars . . . $9,000 00 

For personal services of officers and employees, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred seven thousand 
dollars 107,000 00 

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 14,000 00 

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 , . 5,000 00 



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113 



Item 

439 
440 



441 



442 



443 



444 



For the support of state charges in the Hospital 
Cottages for Children, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen thousand dollars . . . . $18,000 00 

For other services, including printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses and office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding nineteen thou- 
sand dollars 19,000 00 

Total $172,000 00 

Division of Mental Hygiene: 
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 
survey 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 eighty- 
three thousand one hundred and fifty dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose . . . $83,150 00 

Psychiatric examinations : 
For services and expenses of psychiatric examina- 
tions of prisoners, a sum not exceeding sixty-five 
thousand dollars $65,000 00 

New Metropolitan Hospital: 

For the maintenance of the new Metropolitan hos- 
pital, a sum not exceeding three hundred thirty- 
five thousand dollars $335,000 00 

For the further development of the new Metropoli- 
tan hospital, a sum not exceeding seven hundred 
forty thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to and for the same general purposes as appro- 
priations previously made .... 740,000 00 



Department 
of Mental 
Diseases. 



Division of 

Mental 

Hygiene. 



Psychiatric 
esaminations. 



New Metropol- 
itan Hospital. 



Total 



$1,075,000 00 



For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the following institutions under the 
control of the Department of Mental Diseases: 

445 Boston psychopathic hospital, a sum not exceeding 

two hundred fifty-three thousand two hundred 

and fifty dollars $253,250 00 

446 Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding eight 

hundred fifty-six thousand five hundred and eighty 

dollars 856,580 00 

447 For renewing and enlarging certain steam lines at 

the Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-seven thousand four hundred dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 27,400 00 

448 (This item omitted.) 

448a For the construction and equipment of buildings to 
accommodate eighty employees, including dining- 
room facilities, for the construction of small office 
accommodations, for the erection of a greenhouse, 
and for the tearing down and removal of certain 
structures, at the Boston state hospital, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred fifty-eight thousand dollars 158,000 00 



Institutions 
under control 
of Department 
of Mental 



Boston psycho- 
pathic hospital. 

Boston state 
hospital. 



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Boston state 
hospital. 



Item 
449 
450 



Danvers state 
hospital. 



451 



452 



453 



Foxborough 
state hospital. 



Gardner 
state colony. 



454 



455 



456 



457 



458 



459 



460 



461 



462 
463 



464 



465 



(This item omitted.) 

(This item omitted.) 

The unexpended l^alance of the appropriation made 
by item four hundred and forty-seven of chapter 
one hundred and twenty-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-eight, for the construc- 
tion and equipment of an administration building 
for the Boston state hospital, is hereby reap- 
propriated. 

Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding seven 
hundred fifty-eight thousand two hundred and 
ninety dollars $758,290 00 

For the construction of an officer's cottage at the 
Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars 6,000 00 

For the renovation of what is known as the rear 
center of the Danvers state hospital, including 
improvements for kitchen, dining-room, chapel 
and other facilities, at a cost not to exceed three 
hundred thousand dollars, of which sum two hun- 
dred thousand dollars is hereby appropriated in 
anticipation of a further sum of one hundred 
thousand dollars to be appropriated in the fiscal 
year nineteen hundred and thirty-one . . . 200,000 00 

For the changing and renovation of steam lines at 
the Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose 6,000 00 

Foxborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
four hundred twenty-nine thousand three hun- 
dred dollars 429,300 00 

For the construction of verandas on the female ward 
buildings at the Foxborough state hospital, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars . . 35,000 00 

For constructing and furnishing a nurses' home at 
the Foxborough state hospital, a sum not exceed- 
ing eighty-two thousand five hundred dollars, the 
same to be in addition to the appropriation made 
in nineteen hundred and twenty-nine for a build- 
ing for employees at said hospital . . . 82,500 00 

For the construction, and equipment of a group of 
buildings at the farm colony of the Foxborough 
state hospital for the housing of patients and em- 
ployees, a sum not exceeding one hundred five 
thousand dollars . . . . . 105,000 00 

For the construction of a paint shop at the Fox- 
borough state hospital, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars 2,000 00 

For furnishings for the employees' building at the 
Foxborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
eleven thousand dollars ..... 11,000 00 

For furnishings for an officer's cottage at the Fox- 
borough state hospital, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
hundred dollars 1,500 00 

Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding four hun- 
dred sixty-five thousand six hundred dollars . 465,600 00 

For the construction of a building for use of the 
printing industry at the Gardner state colony, a 
sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . . 10,000 00 

For the construction of an employees' cottage at the 
Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand dollars 12,000 00 

For the construction of two cottages for ofiicers at 
the Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars 10,000 00 



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115 



Item 
466 

467 

468 

469 
470 

471 

472 
473 

474 
475 
476 

477 



478 
479 

480 



481 



482 



483 



484 



485 



For the construction of a hospital building at the 
Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred fifty thousand dollars .... 

For the installation of a fire alarm system at the 
Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars ...... 

For the construction of a cow barn at the Gardner 
state colony, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars ........ 

Grafton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred ninety-eight thousand eight hundred dollars . 

For the construction and furnishing of a chapel and 
recreation building at the Grafton state hospital, 
a sum not exceeding eighty thousand dollars 

For the construction of a horse barn at the Grafton 
state hospital, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars ........ 

For the purchase of certain land for the Grafton 
state hospital, a sum not exceeding six hundred 
dollars ........ 

For building additional sewer beds at the Grafton 
state hospital, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose 

Medfield state hospital, a sum not exceeding six 
hundred sixty-two thousand four hundred and 
thirty dollars ....... 

For renovating certain bath and toilet facilities at 
the Medfield state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars ..... 

For the construction of two cottages for officers at 
the Medfield state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand dollars ..... 

For the completion of the piggery at the Medfield 
state hospital, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars ........ 

(This item omitted.) 

Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred eleven thousand eight hundred dollars 

For the purchase of equipment necessary in connec- 
tion with the purchase of power by the Northamp- 
ton state hospital, a sum not exceeding eighty-five 
hundred dollars ...... 

For the construction of a ward building for patients 
at the Northampton state hospital, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred eighty-five thousand dollars . 

For the purchase of additional land for the North- 
ampton state hospital in consideration of land sold 
under authority contained in chapter four hun- 
dred and sixty-seven of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-two, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
five thousand dollars ..... 

For the construction of a pavilion for recreation at 
the Northampton state hospital, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars .... 

Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred ninety-six thousand nine hundred and 
twenty dollars ...... 

For the purchase of equipment for use in the chapel, 
dining-room and kitchen at the Taunton state 
hospital, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to the amount appro- 
priated by item four hundred and sixty-two of 
chapter one hundred and forty-six of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine . 



Gardner 
state colony. 



Grafton 
state hospital. 



Medfield state 
hospital. 



$150,000 00 

5,000 00 

10,000 00 
598,800 00 

80,000 00 

8,000 00 

600 00 

3,000 00 

662,430 00 

10,000 00 

12,000 00 

3,000 00 



Northampton 
511,800 00 state hospital. 



8,500 00 
185,000 00 

75,000 00 
10,000 00 

Taunton 
state hospital. 

596,920 00 
10,000 00 



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Taunton 
state hospital. 



Item 
486 

487 

488 

489 



Westborough 
state hospital. 



Worcester 
state hospital. 



Monson 
state hospital. 



490 



491 



492 



493 



494 



495 



496 



497 



498 



499 



500 



501 



502 



503 



For the construction of a cottage for officers at the 
Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars $6,000 00 

For the construction and furnishing of a superin- 
tendent's house at the Taunton state hospital, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars . 21,000 00 

For remodehng certain spaces now used as dining- 
rooms at the Taunton state hospital, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-four hundred dollars . . . 6,400 00 

For the construction of garages at the Taimton state 
hospital, to be used by employees on a monthly 
rental basis, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars . 3,000 00 

The unexpended balance of the appropriation for 
the purchase of land for the Taunton state hos- 
pital, made by item four hundred and seventy- 
three a of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, is hereby reappropriated. 

Westborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred eighty thousand nine hundred and 
forty doUars 580,940 00 

For the construction and equipment of a group of 
buildings at the farm colony of the Westborough 
state hospital for the housing of patients and 
employees, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
five thousand dollars 105,000 00 

For the construction of a garage at the Westborough 
state hospital, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars 5,000 00 

For the purchase of certain pumping equipment for 
the Westborough state hospital and the housing 
for same, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thou- 
sand dollars . 22,000 00 

For renovating the building at the Westborough 
state hospital known as the Warren House, a 
sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars . 12,000 00 

For renovating . the building at the Westborough 
state hospital known as the Houghton House, a 
sum not exceeding four thousand dollars . . 4,000 00 

Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred sixty thousand two hundred and ten 
dollars 860,210 00 

For unproving the heating system at the Worcester 
state hospital, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars 10,000 00 

For the purchase and installation of a new boiler at 
the Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand five hundred dollars . . 13,500 00 

Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding four 
hundred ninety-one thousand eight hundred and 
fifty dollars . . . . . . . 491,850 00 

For the construction and equipment of a reception 
building at the Monson state hospital, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred thousand dollars . 100,000 00 

For the construction and furnishing of a female 
nurses' home at the Monson state hospital, a sum 
not exceeding sixty thousand dollars . . . 60,000 00 

For the construction of a garage at the Monson state 
hospital, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars . 5,000 00 

For the construction of an officer's cottage at the 
Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars 6,000 00 



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Item 

504 For the construction of a piggery at the Monson 

state hospital, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars ........ 

505 For the construction of a shop for the carpenters and 

painters at the Monson state hospital, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars .... 
605a For the expense of additional water supply at the 
Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-five hundred dollars .... 

506 Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding four 

hundred ten thousand two hundred dollars 

507 For the expense of building walks and of grading 

at the Belchertown state school, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 

508 For extension of the water and sewerage system at 

the Belchertown state school, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifteen thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 

509 For the expense of constructing certain tunnels at 

the Belchertown state school, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirteen thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 

510 For the construction of a boys' dormitory at the 

Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred thousand dollars .... 

511 For the construction of an industrial building at 

the Belchertown state school, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty thousand dollars .... 

512 For the construction of a nursery building at the 

Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-nine thousand dollars .... 

513 For the construction of a building for mechanical 

work at the Belchertown state school, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars . . . 

514 For the construction of a cottage for employees at 

the Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars ..... 

515 For the purchase of certain land for the Belchertown 

state school, a sum not exceeding forty-nine hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

516 For the purchase and installation of a new boiler at 

the Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand dollars . . . 

517 For furnishings and equipment for the hospital 

building at the Belchertown state school, a sum 
not exceeding nineteen thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 

518 For the construction of a greenhouse at the Belcher- 

town state school, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
hundred dollars ...... 

519 Walter E. Fernald state school, a sum not exceeding 

six hundred forty-seven thousand four hundred 
and fifty dollars ...... 

520 For the construction of a kitchen and dining-room 

building at the Walter E. Fernald state school, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred fifty thousand 
dollars ........ 

521 For the expense of providing additional employees' 

quarters at the Walter E. Fernald state school, a 
sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars . 



Monson 
state hospital 

$5,000 00 

10,000 00 

8,500 00 

Belchertown 
410,200 00 state school. 

2,000 00 

15,000 00 

13,000 00 
100,000 00 
50,000 00 
59,000 00 
10,000 00 
30,000 00 
4,900 00 
13,000 00 

19,500 00 
1,500 00 

Walter E. 
Fernald 
647,450 00 state school. 

150,000 00 
40,000 00 



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Walter E. 
Fernald 
state school. 



Wreatham 
state school. 



Item 
522 

523 

524 

525 

526 

527 
528 

529 

530 

531 

532 

533 



New School 
for Feeble- 
minded. 



Department 
of Correction. 



534 



For the construction of a building for mechanical 
work at the Walter E. Fernald state school, a 
sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars 

For the purchase of equipment for the storehouse at 
the Walter E. Fernald state school, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars 

For the installation of certain equipment needed in 
connection with the purchase of power for the 
Walter E. Fernald state school, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifteen thousand dollars .... 

For the purchase of certain land for the Walter E. 
Fernald state school, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five thousand five hundred dollars 

For the purchase of laundry machinery for the 
Walter E. Fernald state school, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars .... 

Wrentham state school, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred thirty-two thousand and fifty dollars . 

For the construction and equipment of a children's 
clinical building at the Wrentham state school, a 
sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars . 

For the construction of a nursery building at the 
Wrentham state school, a sum not exceeding fifty 
thousand dollars ...... 

For improving and remodeling the service building 
at the Wrentham state school, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty thousand dollars .... 

For the purchase of certain land at the Wrentham 
state school, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars ........ 

For furnishings for the nursery building at the Wren- 
tham state school, a sum not exceeding six thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For the construction of a piggery at the Wrentham 
state school, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars ........ 



Total 



$10,000 00 
10,000 00 

15,000 00 

25,500 00 

10,000 00 
532,050 00 

50,000 00 

50,000 00 

40,000 00 

10,000 00 

6,000 00 

4,000 00 
$11,032,970 00 



New School for Feeble-minded : 
For expenses incidental to the selection of a site and 
the purchase of land or options thereon for a new 
school for the feeble-minded, a sum not exceeding 
fifty thousand dollars ..... 



$50,000 00 



Service of the Department of Correction. 

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

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

536 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-eight thousand eight hundred 
dollars 88,800 00 

537 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 

538 For traveling expenses of officers and employees of 

the department when required to travel in the 
discharge of their duties, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand dollars 13,000 GO 

539 P'or the removal of prisoners, to and from state 

institutions, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 

dollars 9,000 00 



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119 



Item 
540 

541 



542 
543 



544 
545 



546 



547 



548 



549 



550 



551 



552 



553 



554 
555 



For assistance to discharged prisoners, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars .... 

For the expense of the service of what is known as 
the Central Index, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

Total 

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 ninety- 
four thousand three hundred dollars . 

For the expense of installing new boilers and fire- 
proofing the roof of the boiler house at the state 
farm, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars 

State prison, a sum not exceeding four hundred 
twenty-four thousand three himdred dollars 

Massachusetts reformatory, a sum not exceeding 
four hundred forty-three thousand two hundred 
dollars ........ 

For the purchase of certain land for the Massachu- 
setts reformatory, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount appropriated in item five hundred and 
nine of chapter one hundred and forty-six of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine . 

For the expense of constructing additional sewage 
disposal works at the Massachusetts reformatory, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . 

Prison camp and hospital, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five thousand nine hundred and eighty 
dollars ........ 

Reformatory for women, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred seventy-eight thousand five hundred and 
twenty dollars ...... 

For the town of Framingham, according to a con- 
tract for sewage disposal at the reformatory for 
women, the sum of six hundred dollars 

For the cost of draining certain land, including 
dredging the channel of the main brook below the 
property of the reformatory for women, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 

For the cost of constructing a concrete wall and floor 
for the coal pocket at the reformatory for women, 
a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars 

For the expense of building a new piggery at the re- 
formatory for women, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five hundred dollars ..... 

State prison colony, a sum not exceeding ninety-two 
thousand six hundred dollars .... 

For continuing the work at the state prison colony 
of construction of buildings and purchase of cer- 
tain land, 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 ...... 

Total 



Department 
$1,000 00 of Correction. 

1,000 00 



Institutions 
under control 
of Department 
of Correction. 

State farm. 



State prison. 

Massachusetts 
reformatory. 



$126,300 00 

$694,300 00 

30,000 00 
424,300 00 

443,200 00 

3,000 00 

10,000 00 

75,980 00 

178,520 00 

600 00 

2,500 00 
6,000 00 
2,500 00 

state prison 
92,600 00 colony. 



Prison camp 
and hospital. 



Reformatory 
for women. 



125,000 00 
$2,088,500 00 



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Item 



Department of 
Public Welfare. 



Service of the Department of Public Welfare. 

Administration: 
556 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars .... $6,000 00 
Administration. 557 For personal services of officers and employees and 
supervision of homesteads and planning boards, a 
sum not exceeding forty-five thousand dollars . 45,000 00 

558 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 
homesteads and planning boards, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty-three hundred dollars . . 6,300 00 

559 For an investigation and survey to ascertain the 

number of crippled children in the common- 
wealth who are not receiving the benefit of treat- 
ment at the Massachusetts hospital school, a 
sum not exceeding six thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose .... 6,000 00 

Total $63,300 00 



Division of 
Aid and 
Relief. 



Division of Aid and Relief: 

560 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred twenty-four thou- 
sand dollars . . . . . . . $124,000 00 

561 For services other than personal, including traveling 

expenses and office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-two thousand five hundred 
dollars 22,500 00 

562 For the transportation of indigent persons under the 

charge of the department, for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding seventy-five 
hundred dollars 7,500 00 



Reimbursement 563 
of cities and 
towns for 
payment of 
certain aid, etc. 564 



565 

566 
567 



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 : 

For the payment of suitable aid to mothers with 
dependent children, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred forty thousand dollars . . . 840,000 00 

For the burial by cities and towns of indigent persons 
who have no legal settlement, a sum not exceeding 
seven thousand dollars ..... 7,000 00 

For expenses in connection with smallpox and other 
diseases dangerous to the public health, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-eight thousand dollars . . 78,000 00 

For the support of sick indigent persons who have 
no legal settlement and for cases of wife settle- 
ment, a sum not exceeding eighty thousand dollars 80,000 00 

For temporary aid given to indigent persons with no 
legal settlement, and to shipwrecked seamen by 
cities and towns, a sum not exceeding one million 
and twenty-five thousand dollars 



Total 



1,025,000 00 
$2,184,000 00 



Division of 568 

Child Guard- 
ianship. 



Division of Child Guardianship: 
For personal services of ofiicers and employees, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred eighty-seven thousand 
six hundred dollars ...... 



$187,600 00 



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121 



Item 
569 

570 



571 



572 



573 



574 



575 



576 



577 



578 



579 



For services other than personal, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight hun- 
dred dollars $3,800 00 

For tuition in the public schools, including trans- 
portation to and from school, of children boarded 
by the department, for the present and previous 
years, a sum not exceeding one hundred ninety 
thousand dollars . . . . . . 190.000 00 

For the care and maintenance of children, for the 
present and previous years, a sum not exceeding 
one million one hundred thousand dollars . 1,100,000 00 

Total $1,481,400 00 



Division of 
ChUd Guard- 
ianship. 



580 
581 



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 fourteen thousand five hundred and ten 
dollars . . . . . . . . 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, travehng and other expenses of 
the members of the board and employees, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-seven hundred dollars .... 

Boys' Parole: 

For personal services of agents in the division for 
boys paroled and boarded in families, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-seven thousand eight hundred 
and ninety dollars ...... 

For services other than personal, including traveling 
expenses of the agents and boys, and necessary 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-one thousand five hundred dollars . 

For board, clothing, medical and other expenses in- 
cidental to the care of boys, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars . . . . 

Girls' Parole: 

For personal services of agents in the division for 
girls paroled from the industrial school for girls, a 
sum not exceeding thirty thousand six hundred 
and fifty dollars ...... 

For traveling expenses of said agents for girls 
paroled, for board, medical and other care of girls, 
and for services other than personal, office supphes 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding fifteen thou- 
sand four hundred dollars ..... 

Tuition of children: 
For reimbursement of cities and towns for tuition of 
children attending the pubhc schools, a sum not 
exceeding six thousand dollars .... 

Total 

For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the institutions under the control of 
the trustees of the Massachusetts training 
schools, with the approval of said trustees, as 
follows : 
Industrial school for boys, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred sixty-six thousand five hundred dollars . 
Industrial school for girls, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred fifty-seven thousand dollars 



Division of 
Juvenile Train- 
ing, Trustees of 
ttiA cm nn Massachusetts 
$14,510 00 Training 
Schools. 



3,700 00 



Boys' Parole. 



37,890 00 

21,500 00 
20,000 00 

30,650 00 
15,400 00 

6,000 00 
$149,650 00 



Girls' Parole. 



Tuition of 
children. 



Institutions 
under control 
of Massachu- 
setts train- 
ing schools. 



Industrial 
$166,500 00 school for boys. 
Industrial 
157,000 00 school for girls. 



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Lyman school 
for boys. 



Item 

582 

583 



684 



585 



Lyman school for boys, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred fifty-one thousand nine hundred dollars $251,900 00 

For the expense of improvements in the power plant 
building at the Lyman school for boys, a sum not 
exceeding eight thousand dollars . . . 8,000 00 

For the construction and equipment of a building 
for chapel and assembly purposes at the Lyman 
school for boys, a sum not exceeding fifty thou- 
sand dollars . 50,000 00 

For the construction and equipment of a brick cot- 
tage at the Lyman school for boys, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars . 



Total 



55,000 00 
$688,400 00 



Massachusetts 

Hospital 

School. 



Massachusetts Hospital School : 

586 For the maintenance of the Massachusetts hospital 

school, to be expended with the approval of the 
trustees thereof, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred one thousand six hundred and sixty dollars $201,660 00 

587 For the construction and equipment of a cottage for 

convalescent children, a sum not exceeding fifty 
thousand dollars ...... 



Total 



50,000 00 
$251,660 00 



State Infirmary: 
State In- 588 For the maintenance of the state infirmary, to be 

firmary. expended with the approval of the trustees thereof, 

a sum not exceeding one million thirty-two 
thousand nine hundred dollars . . $1,032,900 00 

589 For completing the building to be used as a ma- 

ternity ward, a sum not exceeding twenty thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 20,000 00 

590 For the construction of an addition to the men's 

hospital, a sum not exceeding seventy thousand 

dollars 70,000 00 

591 For the construction of an addition to the laundry 

building, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars 6,000 00 

592 For the construction of a building for industries, a 

sum not exceeding forty-five thousand dollars . 45,000 00 

593 For the construction of a building for storage 

purposes, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 

dollars . . 20,000 00 

594 For the purchase of certain land to protect the source 

of water supply, a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose 2,000 00 

595 For the expense of improving walks and driveways, 

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

596 For certain improvements in the women's hospital, 

a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars . 20,000 00 



Total 



$1,219,900 00 



Service of the Department of Public Health. 

Administration : 
597 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-five hundred dollars . . . $7,500 00 
Administration. 598 For personal services of the health council and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 
six hundred and fifty dollars .... 20,650 00 



Department of 
Public Health. 



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123 



Item 

599 



600 



601 



602 



603 
604 



605 



606 



607 



608 



609 



610 



611 



612 



613 



For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars ...... 

Service of Adult Hygiene (cancer): 
For personal services of the division, including 

cancer clinics, a sum not exceeding thirty-nine 

thousand seven hundred dollars 
For other expenses of the division, including cancer 

clinics, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand 

dollars ........ 

For the care of radium after purchase, as authorized 

by chapter three himdred and twentj^-eight of the 

acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, a sum 

not exceeding ten thousand dollars 

Service of Child Hj'giene: 

For personal services of the director and assistants, 
a sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty thousand dollars .... 

Service of Maternal and Child Hygiene: 
For personal services for extending the activities of 
the division in the protection of mothers and 
conservation of the welfare of children, a sum not 
exceeding twenty thousand two hundred dollars . 
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 thirteen thousand five hundred dollars 

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 seventy-one thousand 
dollars ........ 

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 
twenty-one thousand five hundred dollars . 

Venereal Diseases: 

For personal services for the control of venereal dis- 
eases, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand two 
hundred dollars ...... 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty-two thousand five hundred dollars 

Wassermann Laboratory: 
For personal services of the Wassermann laboratory, a 

sum not exceeding sixteen thousand five hundred 

dollars ........ 

For expenses of the Wassermann laboratory, a sum 

not exceeding fifty-seven hundred dollars . 

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- 
seven thousand seven hundred dollars 



Department of 
Public Health. 

Administration. 



$15,000 00 



39,700 00 



Service of 
Adult Hygiene 
(cancer) 



37,000 00 



10,000 00 



Service of 
40,000 00 Child Hygiene. 



20,000 00 



Service of 
Maternal and 
Child Hygiene. 

20,200 00 



13,500 00 



Division of 

Communicable 

Diseases. 



71,000 00 

21,500 00 

12,200 00 
32,500 00 

16,500 00 
5,700 00 

67,700 00 



Venereal 



Wassermann 
Laboratory. 



Antitoxin and 

Vaccine 

Laboratories. 



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Antitoxin and 

Vaccine 

Laboratories. 



Item 

614 



For other services, supplies, materials and equip- 
ment necessary for the production of antitoxin 
and other materials as enumerated above, a sum 
not exceeding forty-one thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 



$41,500 00 



Inspection 
of Food 
and Drugs. 



Inspection of Food and Drugs: 

615 For personal services of the director, analysts, in- 

spectors and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 

fifty thousand five hundred dollars . . . 50,500 00 

616 For other services, including traveling expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 

exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . . 15,000 00 



Shellfish 

Enforcement 

Law. 



Water Supply 
and Disposal 
of Sewage, 
Engineering 
Division. 



Water Supply 
and Disposal 
of Sewage, 
Division of 
Laboratories. 



Shellfish Enforcement Law: 

617 For personal services for administering the law rela- 

tive to shellfish, a sum not exceeding twenty-one 

hundred and sixty dollars .... 2,160 00 

618 For other expenses for administering the law relative 

to shellfish, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 

dollars 1,200 00 

Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Engineer- 
ing Division: 

619 For personal services of the director, engineers, clerks 

and other assistants, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
eight thousand dollars 68,000 00 

620 For other services, including traveling expenses, sup- 

plies, materials and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing nineteen thousand dollars .... 19,000 00 

Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Division 
of Laboratories: 

621 For personal services of laboratory director, chem- 

ists, clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty-two thousand dollars .... 42,000 00 

622 For other services, including traveUng expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 

exceeding eight thousand dollars . . . 8,000 00 

Total $698,010 00 



Division of 
Tuberculosis. 



Division of Tuberculosis : 

623 For personal services of the director, stenographers, 

clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 

forty thousand seven hundred dollars . . . $40,700 00 

624 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, travehng expenses and oflRce 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand six hundred and sixty dollars . . 10,660 00 

625 To cover the payment of certain subsidies for the 

maintenance of hospitals for tubercular patients, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred sixty-three 
thousand dollars 263,000 00 

626 For personal services for certain children's clinics 

for tuberculosis, a sum not exceeding forty-eight 

thousand four hundred dollars .... 48,400 00 

627 For other services for certain children's cUnics for 

tuberculosis, a sum not exceeding twenty-nine 

thousand six hundred dollars .... 29,600 00 



Total 



$392,360 00 



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Item 

For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the sanatoria, as follows : 

628 Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 

two himdrcd sixty-three thousand four hundred 
dollars ........ 

629 For the construction and furnishing of a house for 

the superintendent at the Lakeville state sana- 
torium, a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand 
dollars ........ 

630 For alterations and improvements in the superin- 

tendent's apartment and elsewhere in the adminis- 
tration building at the Lakeville state sanatorium, 
a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . 

631 For furnishings and equipment for the children's 

building at the Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum 
not exceeding ten thousand dollars . 

632 For additional fire protection at the Lakeville state 

sanatorium, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose 

633 For settlement of claims on account of the construc- 

tion of a water supply system at the Lakeville 
state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding sixty-eight 
hundred dollars ...... 

634 North Reading state sanatorium, a sum not exceed- 

ing two hundred forty-six thousand dollars 

635 For alterations and equipment for the power house 

at the North Reading state sanatorium, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose .... 

636 For improvements in the water supply and for addi- 

tional fire protection at the North Reading state 
sanatorium, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose 

637 For the expense of an addition and improvements 

to the dining-room at the North Reading state 
sanatorium, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars ........ 

638 For the construction of an addition and for furnish- 

ings for the nurses' home at the North Reading 
state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding twenty 
thousand dollars ...... 

639 For the construction and furnishing of a building for 

employees at the North Reading state sanatorium, 
a sum not exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars 

640 Rutland state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding three 

hundred thirty-eight thousand seven hundred 
dollars ........ 

641 For the construction and equipment of a medical 

and surgical building at the Rutland state sana- 
torium, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand 
dollars ........ 

642 For the expense of lightning protection at the Rut- 

land state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars ...... 

643 For the construction of a hay barn and a garage and 

for certain equipment for the farm at the Rutland 
state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding twenty-two 
thousand dollars ...... 

644 Westfield state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 

two hundred sixty-nine thousand three hundred 
and ninety dollars ...... 



Lakeville state 
sanatorium. 



$263,400 00 

21,000 00 

13,000 00 
10,000 00 

9,000 00 



6,800 00 

North Reading 
246,000 00 forium^''^' 



21,000 00 

16,000 00 

4,000 00 

20,000 00 

75,000 00 

338,700 00 



Rutland state 
sanatorium. 



35,000 00 
6,000 00 

22,000 00 
269,390 00 



Westfield state 
sanatorium. 



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Westfield state 
sanatorium. 



Pondville 

Cancer 

Hospital. 



Item 

645 



646 



647 



648 



649 



650 



651 



652 



653 



Department 
of Public 
Safety. 
Administration. 



654 
655 



656 



Division of 
State Police. 



657 



For improving the water supply and for additional 
fire protection at the Westfield state sanatorium, 
a sum not exceeding sixty-two hundred dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose . . . $6,200 00 

For the construction and furnishing of a house for 
the superintendent at the Westfield state sanato- 
rium, a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand 
dollars 21,000 00 

For alterations and improvements to the farm house 
at the Westfield state sanatorium, a sum not ex- 
ceeding nine thousand dollars .... 9,000 00 

For alterations and improvements to the children's 
building at the Westfield state sanatorium, a sum 
not exceeding eleven thousand dollars . . 11,000 00 

For alterations to the administration building at the 
Westfield state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-eight hundred dollars .... 3,800 00 

Total $1,427,290 00 

Pondville Cancer Hospital: 

For maintenance of the Pondville cancer hospital, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred twenty-seven 
thousand two hundred dollars . . . . $227,200 00 

For furnishings and equipment for the hospital unit 
and out-patient department at the Pondville 
cancer hospital, a sum not exceeding thirty-two 
thousand five hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 32,500 00 

For the expense of renovating and equipping a 
building for recreational purposes at the Pond- 
ville cancer hospital, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars ...... 6,000 00 

For additional fire protection at the Pondville can- 
cer hospital, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 500 00 

Total $266,200 00 

Service of the Department of Public Safety. 
Administration : 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars ' . . . . $6,000 00 

For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a 
sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand two hun- 
dred dollars . 55,200 00 

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 
administering the law regulating the sale and re- 
sale of tickets to theatres and other places of 
public amusement by the department of public 
safety, a sum not exceeding seventy-eight thou- 
sand three hundred dollars .... 78,300 00 

Division of State Police : 
For the salaries of officers, including detectives, a 
sum not exceeding three hundred sixty thousand 
dollars, of which sum not more than one hundred 
ten thousand dollars may be charged to the High- 
way Fund 360,000 00 



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127 



Item 

658 For personal services of civilian employees, a sum 

not exceeding fifty-four thousand dollars 

659 For other necessary expenses of the uniformed 

division, a sum not exceeding three hundred sixty 
thousand dollars, of whicsh sum not more than one 
hundred eleven thousand dollars may be charged 
to the Highway Fund ..... 

For traveling expenses of detectives, a sum not 
exceeding nineteen thousand dollars . 

For maintenance and operation of the police steamer, 
a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars 

For personal services, rent, supplies and equip- 
ment necessary in the enforcement of provisions 
of law relative to explosives and inflammable 
fluids and compounds, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars ...... 

Division of Inspection: 

For the salary of the chief of inspections, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-nine hundred dollars 

For the salaries of officers for the building inspec- 
tion service, a sum not exceeding fifty-four thou- 
sand eight hundred and twenty-five dollars 

For traveUng expenses of officers for the building 
inspection service, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars ...... 

For the salaries of officers for the boiler inspection 
service, a sum not exceeding sixty-six thousand 
seven hundred dollars . . . . 

For traveling expenses of officers for the boiler in- 
spection service, a sum not exceeding twenty-three 
thousand dollars ...... 

For services, supplies and equipment necessary for 
investigations and inspections by the division, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 

Board of Elevator Regulations : 
669 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred and fifty dollars ..... 

Board of Boiler Rules: 

For personal services of members of the board, a sum 
not e.xceeding one thousand dollars . 

For services other than personal and the necessary 
traveling expenses of the board, office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars ........ 



660 
661 
662 



663 
664 



665 



666 



667 



668 



670 
671 



672 



673 
674 



$54,000 00 

360,000 00 
19,000 00 
12,000 00 

15,000 00 

3,900 00 
54,825 00 
15,000 00 
66,700 00 
23,000 00 

1,000 00 

150 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 



Division of 
Stute Police. 



Division of 
Inspection. 



Board of Eleva- 
tor Regulations. 



Board of 
Boiler Rules. 



Total 



$1,125,575 00 



Special: 
For the cost of constructing necessary buildings for 
troop headquarters and for two sub-stations for 
the state police, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars ...... 

Fire Prevention District Service (the maintenance 
of this service, as provided in items 673, 675 
and 677, is to be assessed upon certain cities 
and towns making up the fire prevention dis- 
trict, as provided by law) : 
For the salary of the state fire marshal, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars 
For personal services of fire inspectors, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-one thousand two hundred and 

thirty dollars ....... 



Special. 



$100,000 00 



Fire Prevention 
District Service. 



State fire 
$3,800 00 marshal. 



31,230 00 



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State fire 
marshal. 



Item 
675 

676 
677 



State Boxing 
Commission. 



678 
679 



Department 
of Public 
Works. 



680 
681 

682 



Highways. 



683 



684 



685 



686 



687 



688 



For other personal services, a sum not exceeding 

twenty thousand five hundred and twenty dollars $20,520 00 

For traveling expenses of fire inspectors, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand six hundred 
dollars 13,600 00 

For other services, office rent and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
five hundred dollars ..... 5,500 00 

Total 3574,650 00 

State Boxing Commission: 

For compensation and clerical assistance for the state 
boxing commission, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand six hundred and fifty dollars . . $13,650 00 

For other expenses of the commission, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fourteen thousand dollars . . . 14,000 00 

Total $27,650 00 

Service of the Department of Public Works. 

The appropriations made in the following three 
items are to be paid two thirds from the High- 
way Fund and one third from the Port of 
Boston receipts: 
For the salaries of the commissioner and the asso- 
ciate commissioners, a sum not exceeding nine- 
teen 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 

Functions of the department relating to highways 
(the following appropriations, except as other- 
wise provided, are made from the Highway 
Fund): 

For the personal services of the chief engineer, engi- 
neers and office assistants, including certain clerks 
and stenographers, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
three thousand eight hundred dollars . . . $83,800 00 

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 

For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths 
on state highways, a sum not exceeding fourteen 
thousand dollars . . . . . . 14,000 00 

For the construction and repair of town and county 
ways, a sum not exceeding two milhon one hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars .... 2,150,000 00 

For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of 
public ways, a sum not exceeding one milhon 
dollars . . . . . . . . 1,000,000 00 

For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 
including care of snow on highways, expenses of 
traffic signs and fights, 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 five million six hundred and fifty thou- 
sand dollars 5,650,000 00 



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Item 

689 For the purpose of enabling the department of pub- Highways. 

lie works to secure federal aid for the construction 
of highways, a sum not exceeding six million 
dollars $6,000,000 GO 

690 For administering the law relative to advertising 

signs near highwaj's, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars, to be paid from the General 
Fund 15,000 00 

691 For Daniel O'Connell's Sons Company, in settle- 

ment of a claim, the sum of three hundred fifty-five 
dollars and fifteen cents. This amount shall be 
certified by the comptroller of the commonwealth 
only upon the filing of satisfactory releases or 
other evidence that tlie payment is accepted in 
full compensation on the part of the common- 
wealth in respect thereto ..... 355 15 

Total $14,925,155 15 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

692 For personal services, a sum not exceeding eight Registration of 

hundred ninety thousand dollars, of which sum ten Motor Vehicles. 

thousand dollars may be charged to the General 

Fund, and the remainder shall be paid from the 

Highway Fund $890,000 00 

693 For services other than personal, including traveling 

expenses, purchase of necessary supplies and ma- 
terials, including cartage and storage of the same, 
and for work incidental to the registration and 
licensing of owners and operators of motor vehicles, 
a sum not exceeding five hundred sixty thousand 
dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund . . 560,000 00 

694 For printing and other expenses necessary in connec- 

tion with publicity for certain safety work, a sum 
not exceeding twent)^-five hundred dollars, to be 
paid from the Highway Fund .... 2,500 00 

Total $1,452,500 00 

Special : 

695 For the construction and reconstruction of certain Special. 

highways, as authorized by chapter three hundred 
and sixty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
seven thousand one hundred dollars, to be paid 
from the Highway Fund, and to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose $107,100 00 

Functions of the department relating to waterways 
and public lands: 

696 For personal services of the chief engineer and assist- Department 

ants, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand waterways and 

dollars $52,000 00 public lands. 

697 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 twenty-five 
hundred dollars . . . . . . 2,500 00 

698 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 



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Department 
relating to 
waterwajB and 
public lands. 



Item 

699 



700 



Specials. 



701 



702 



703 



704 



705 



706 



707 
70S 



709 



710 



For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing 
damages along the coast Hne or river banks of the 
commonwealth, and for the removal of wrecks and 
other obstructions from tide waters and great 
ponds, a sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars $40,000 00 

For the improvement, development and protection 
of rivers and harbors, tide waters and foreshores 
within the commonwealth, as authorized by sec- 
tion eleven of chapter ninety-one of the General 
Laws, and of great ponds, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred twenty-five thousand dollars, and any 
unexpended balance of the appropriation remain- 
ing 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 protection of shores shall be upon condition 
that at least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by 
contributions from municipalities or other organi- 
zations 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 125,000 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 thou- 
sand dollars . . . . . . 1,000 00 

For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, 
by the department of public works, a sum not 
exceeding forty-five hundred dollars . . . 4,500 00 

For the supervision and operation of commonwealth 
pier five, including the salaries or other compensa- 
tion of employees, and for the repair and replace- 
ment of equipment and other property, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred ten thousand aollars, to be 
paid from the Port of Boston receipts . . . 110,000 00 

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 . . . 8,000 00 

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 
ninety thousand dollars, to oe paid from the Port 
of Boston receipts 90,000 00 

For the operation and maintenance of the New Bed- 
ford state pier, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars . . . ... . . 5,000 00 

For the compensation of dimaping inspectors, a sum 

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

For continuing the work in gauging the flow of water 
in the streams of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding four thousand dollars . . . 4,000 00 

Total $452,000 00 

Specials : 

For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-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 . . . . . . $75,000 00 

For the maintenance and repair of certain property 
in the town of PljTnouth, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars 6,000 00 



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131 



Item 
711 



For the construction of railroads and piers and for 
the development of land at South Boston and 
East Boston, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars, to be paid from the Port of Boston receipts 
and to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 

Total 



Specials. 



$10,000 00 
$91,000 00 



Service of the Department of Public Utilities. 

712 For personal services of the commissioners, a sum 

not exceeding thirtj'-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 

713 For personal services of secretaries, employees of 

the accounting department, engineering depart- 
ment and rate and tariff department, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-eight thousand six hundred dol- 
lars, of which sum ten thousand five hundred 
and twenty dollars shall be assessed upon the gas 
and electric companies in accordance with existing 
provisions of law 28,600 00 

714 For personal services of the inspection department, 

a sum not exceeding forty-one thousand one hun- 
dred and thirty-five dollars .... 41,135 00 

715 For personal services of clerks, messengers and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
eight hundred and eighty-five dollars, of which 
sum one half shall be assessed upon the gas and 
electric companies in accordance with existing 
provisions of law ...... 12,885 00 

716 For personal services of the telephone and telegraph 

division, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 

eight hundred and eighty dollars . . . 13,880 00 

717 For personal services and expenses of special investi- 

gations, including legal assistants as needed, a 
sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, provided 
that in case of emergency this sum may be made 
avaUable for expenses in the service of gas and 
electric companies ...... 10,000 00 

718 For stenograpnic reports of hearings, a sum not 

exceeding tnirty-five hundred dollars • . . 3,500 00 

719 For traveling expenses of the commissioners and 

employees, a sum not exceeding seventy-three 

hundred dollars 7,300 00 

720 For services other than personal, printing the an- 

nual report, office supplies and equipment, a simi 

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

721 For stenographic reports of evidence at inquests held 

in cases of death by accident on or about railroads, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars 2,500 00 

Total $160,600 00 



Department of 
Public Utilities. 



722 



723 



The following six items are to be assessed upon 
the gas and electric companies: 

For personal services of the division of inspection of 
gas and gas meters, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
three thousand five hundred dollars . 

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-four hundred dollars 



Items to be 
assessed upon 

«OQ Kr\n nn ^^^ ^^'^ electric 
it>ZO,OUU UU companies. 



7,400 00 



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Items to be 
assessed upon 
gas and electric 
companies. 



Item 

724 
725 

726 

727 



Smoke 
Abatement. 



728 



Sale of 
Securities. 



729 



730 



For services and expenses of expert assistants, as 
authorized by law, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars . $5,000 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, for 
rent of offices and for necessary office suppUes and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
five hundred dollars 10,500 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 utihties 
incurred in the performance of its functions rela- 
tive to gas, electric, and water companies and 
municipal fighting plants, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars .... 25,000 00 

Total $72,000 00 

Smoke Abatement: 
For services and expenses in connection with the 
abatement of smoke in Boston and vicinity, under 
the direction and with the approval of the depart- 
ment of public utilities, a sum not exceeding fif- 
teen thousand five hundred dollars, the same to 
be assessed upon the cities and town of the district 
set forth in section one of chapter six hundred and 
fifty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and ten, 
as amended $15,500 00 

Sale of Securities: 

For personal services in administering the law 
relative to the sale of securities, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty thousand five hundred dollars . $30,500 00 

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 $37,800 00 



Bunker Hill 
monument, 
etc., main- 
tenance. 



Boulevards 
and parkways. 



Miscellaneous. 

731 For the maintenance of Bunker Hill monument 

and the property adjacent, to be expended by 
the metropolitan district commission, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . . . $13,000 00 

732 For rebuilding steps and walks at the Bunker Hill 

monument, to be expended by the metropolitan 
district commission, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars 10,000 00 

Total $23,000 00 

The following six items are to be paid from the 
Highway Fund: 

733 For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with 

the approval of the metropolitan district com- 
mission, a sum not exceeding two hundred sixty- 
three thousand six hundred and fifty dollars, 
representing the state's portion or one half of 
the estimated cost of maintenance . . . $263,650 00 

734 For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, with 

the approval of the metropolitan district com- 
mission, a sum not exceeding one hundred thou- 
sand dollars, representing the state's portion or 
one half of the estimated cost of resurfacing . 100,000 00 



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133 



Item 

734a For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with 
' the approval of the metropolitan district com- 

mission, to provide for the pa>Tncnt of certain 
deficiencies incurred on account of the con- 
struction of the Neponset bridge, so-called, the 
sum of one hundred eighty-seven dollars and 
fifty cents, representing the state's portion or one 
quarter of the total deficiencies 

735 For the construction of certain boulevards, as au- 

thorized by chapter three hundred and thirty- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, a sum not exceeding one hundred eighty- 
five thousand five hundred dollars, representing 
the remainder of the state's portion of the esti- 
mated cost of construction, the same to be in ad- 
dition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose ....... 

736 For certain improvements in the Charles River 

basin, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
seventy-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty-five thousand dollars, representing the state's 
portion of the cost of such improvements required 
for the current year, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ........ 

737 (This item omitted.) 

738 For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the 

approval of the metropolitan district commis- 
sion, a sum not exceeding fifty-five hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

Total 

Unclassified Accounts and Claims. 

739 For the compensation of veterans of the civil war 

formerly in the service of the commonwealth, 
now retired, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
thousand dollars ...... 

740 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 eighty-five hundred dollars 

741 For the compensation of certain prison officers and 

instructors formerly in the service of the com- 
monwealth, now retired, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars 

742 For the compensation of state poUce officers for- 

merly in the service of the commonwealth, and now 
retired, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars 

743 For the compensation of certain women formerly 

emploj'ed in cleaning the state house, and now 
retired, a sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars 

Total 

For certain other aid: 

744 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 ...... 



Boulevards 
and parkways. 



$187 50 



185,500 00 



Charles River 
basin. 



155,000 00 






Wellington 
bridge. 


5,500 00 




$709,837 50 




k 


Unclassified 
Accounts and 
Claims. 


$25,000 00 





8,500 00 



37,500 00 



6,000 00 



900 00 
$77,900 00 



Certain 
other aid. 



$30,000 00 



134 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 115. 



Certain 
other aid. 



Reimbursing 
officials for 
premiums, etc. 



Item 

745 



746 



747 



748 



749 



750 



For the payment of certain annuities and pensions of 
soldiers and others under the provisions of certain 
acts and resolves, a sum not exceeding six thou- 
sand and ninety-six dollars .... $6,096 00 

Total $36,096 00 

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

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

For payment of any claims, as authorized by section 
eighty-nine of chapter thirty-two of the General 
Laws, as amended, for allowances to the famiUes 
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 

For small items of expenditure for which no appro- 
priations have been made, and for cases in which 
appropriations have been exhausted or have re- 
verted to the treasury in previous years, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars . . . 1,000 00 

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 one thousand dollars . . 1,000 00 

Total $34,650 00 



Deficiencies. 



Deficiencies. 

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of pre- 
vious years, in certain items, as follows : 



Judicial 
Department. 

Reporter of 
Decisions. 



Probate and 

Insolvency 

Courts. 



Judicial Deparlmerit. 

Reporter of Decisions : 
For clerk hire and office supplies, services and equip- 
ment, the sum of one hundred eighty-eight dollars 
and four cents $188 04 

Probate and Insolvency Courts, as follows: 
For the compensation of judges of probate when 
acting outside their own counties for other judges 
of probate, the sum of three hundred five dollars 305 00 

For expenses of judges of probate when acting out- 
side their own counties for other judges of probate, 
as authorized by section forty of chapter two 
hundred 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, the sum of two hundred twenty- 
two dollars and twenty-three cents . . . 222 23 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 115. 



135 



Item 



Seri/ice of the Mililia. 

For certain allowances for national guard officers, 
as authorized by paragraph {d) of section one 
hundred and fortj^-five of chapter thirty-three of 
the General Laws, as appearing in chapter four 
hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four, as amended, said para- 
graph (d) having been inserted by section one of 
chapter three hundred and seventy-three of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, the sum 
of one hundred eighty-six dollars and ninety-one 
cents ........ 

For pay and transportation of certain boards, the 
sum of seventj'-one dollars and thirty-two cents . 

Art Commission. 

For expenses of the commission, the sum of sixty- 
three dollars and thirty-five cents 

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 pro- 
vided by law, the sum of seventy-eight hundred 
twenty-four dollars and forty-one cents 

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 three thousand ninety-three 
dollars and twenty-four cents .... 

Division of the Blind: 
For expenses of providing sight-saving classes, with 
the approval of the division of the blind, the sum 
of five hundred forty-one dollars and sixty-six 
cents ........ 

Massachusetts Agricultural College: 
For the construction of roads, the sum of three hun- 
dred seventy-eight dollars and ninety cents 

Department of Civil Service and Registration. 

Board of Registration in Medicine: 
For traveling expenses, the sum of forty-nine dollars 
and twenty-seven cents ..... 

Department of Industrial Accidents. 

For other services, printing the annual report, 
necessary office supplies and equipment, the sum 
of nine hundred forty-one dollars and forty-three 
cents ........ 

For traveling expenses, the sum of three hundred 
eighty-five dollars and eight cents 

Department of Mental Diseases. 

For the maintenance of the Foxborough state hos- 
pital, the sum of four hundred and seventy dollars 

Department of Correction. 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, necessary office supplies and 
equipment, the sum of seventy-nine dollars and 
eighty-seven cents ...... 



Militia. 



$186 91 




71 


32 


Art Com- 


63 


35 


mission. 

Department 
of Education. 



7,824 41 



3,093 24 



Division of 
the Blind. 



541 66 



Massachusetts 
Q7Q on Agricultural 
c>/5 yu College. 



Department of 
49 27 Civil Service 
and Regis- 
tration. 

Department of 

Industrial 

Accidents. 

941 43 
385 08 



Department of 

470 00 *^?°t«l 

Diseases. 



Department 
of Correction. 



79 87 



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Item 



Department 
of Public 
Welfare. 
Tuition of 
children. 

Boys' Parole. 



Department of 
Public Works. 



Massachusetts 
Soldiers' Home. 



Metropolitan 

District 

Commission. 



Division of 

Metropolitan 

Planning. 



Nantasket 
beach reser- 
vation. 



Wellington 
bridge. 



Boulevards 
and parkways. 



752 



753 



754 
755 



756 



757 



758 



759 



Department of Public Welfare. 

Tuition of children: 
For reimbursement of cities and towns for tuition 
of children attending the pubhc schools, the sum 
of three hundred seventy-seven dollars and 
thirty-five cents $377 35 

Boys' Parole: 
For board, clothing, medical and other expenses 
incidental to the care of boys, the sum of seven- 
teen hundred sixteen dollars and forty-three cents 1,716 43 

Department of Public Works. 

For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 
including care of snow on highways, expenses of 
traffic signs and lights, and payment of damages 
caused by defects in state highways with the 
approval of the attorney general, and for care and 
repair of road-building machinery, the sum of 
two hundred thirty-four dollars ana ninety-three 
cents, to be paid from the Highway Fund . , 234 93 

Massachusetts Soldiers' Home. 

For the maintenance of the Soldiers' Home in 
Massachusetts, with the approval of the trustees 
thereof, the sum of twenty thousand dollars . 20,000 00 

Total $37,129 42 

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- 
pohtan district commission: 

For maintenance of the Charles river basin, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred nineteen thousand 
eight hundred dollars . . _ . . . $219,800 00 

For maintenance of park reservations, a sum not 
exceeding eight hundred eighty-eight thousand 
six hundred dollars 888,600 00 

For the expense of holding band concerts, a sum 

not exceeding twenty thousand dollars . . 20,000 00 

For services and expenses of the division of metro- 
politan planning, as authorized by chapter three 
hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-one thousand five hundred dollars . . 31,500 00 

For maintenance of the Nantasket beach reser- 
vation, a sum not exceeding eighty-six thousand 
four hundred and fifty dollars .... 86,450 00 

For the construction and equipment of a bath house 
at the Nantasket beach reservation, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the metropolitan parks expense fund 75,000 00 

For maintenance of Wellington bridge, a sum not 
exceeding sixteen thousand five hundred dollars, 
the same to be in addition to the amount appropri- 
ated in item seven hundred and thirty-eight . 16,500 00 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred sixty-three thou- 
sand six hundred and fifty dollars, the same to be 
in addition to the amount appropriated in item 
seven hundred and thirty-three . . . 263,650 00 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 115. 



137 



Item 

760 



761 



762 



763 



764 



765 
766 



767 

768 
769 

770 



For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to the amount appropri- 
ated in item seven hundred and thirty-four . $100,000 00 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, to 
provide for the payment of certain deficiencies 
incurred on account of the construction of the 
Neponset bridge, so-called, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred sixty-two dollars and fifty cents, 
the same to be in addition to the amount appropri- 
ated in item seven hundred and thirty-four a . 562 50 

For the construction of certain boulevards, as 
authorized by chapter three hundred and thirty- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, a sum not exceeding one hundred eighty- 
five thousand five hundred dollars, to be in 
addition to the amount appropriated in item 
seven hundred and thirty-five and to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 185,500 00 

For the construction and reconstruction of certain 
highways by the department of public works, as 
authorized by chapter three hundred and sixty- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, a sum not exceeding one hundred seven 
thousand one hundred dollars, to be in addition 
to the amount appropriated in item six hundred 
and ninety-five and to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 107,100 00 

For certain improvements in the Charles river 
basin, as authorized by chapter three hundred 
and seventy-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred fifty-five tnousand dollars, to be assessed 
upon the cities and towns in the metropolitan 
parks district in accordance with their taxable 
valuations, and to be in addition to the amount 
appropriated in item seven hundred and thirty- 
six and to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose 155,000 00 

(This item omitted) 

For the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewage disposal for the north metropolitan sew- 
erage district, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
fifty-one thousand seven hundred dollars . . 351,700 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-six thousand seven hundred dollars . 226,700 00 

For the maintenance and operation of the metro- 
pohtan water system, a sum not exceeding nine 
hundred two thousand four hundred dollars . 902,400 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 
fifteen thousand dollars, the same to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose . . . . . . 15,000 00 

For the construction of an additional Weston aque- 
duct supply main, and for the completion of the 
duplicate distribution mains for Winthrop and 
East Boston, a sum not exceeding four hundred 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the pur- 
pose 400,000 00 



Boulevards 
and parkways. 



Construction 
of certain 
highways. 



Improvements 
in Charles 
river basin. 



North metro- 
politan sew- 
erage district. 



South metro- 
politan sew- 
erage district. 



Metropolitan 
water system. 



Acquisition of 
certain property 
in Wachusett 
water supply 
basin. 



Additional 
Weston aque- 
duct supply 
main. 



138 



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Item 
Additional 771 For additional equipment for pumping stations, a 

for^pumping s'^™ "°^ exceeding ten thousand dollars . 

stations. 



Total 

General and Highway Funds 
MetropoUtan District Commission 



$10,000 00 
$4,055,462 50 



$62,314,792 93 
4,055,462 50 



Written ap- 
proval of 
governor and 
council required 
for certain 
expenditures. 



Certain allow- 
ances included 
in appropria- 
tions for 
maintenance 
of certain in- 
stitutions. 



No payment 
to be made 
for construction 
of public 
buildings, etc., 
until plans 
have been ap- 
proved by 
governor. 



Department of 
education may 
sell and convey 
certain land 
and buildings 
in city of 
Worcester. 

Budget com- 
missioner to 
send copies of 
sections three 
and five to 
heads of de- 
partments, etc. 



Section 3. No expenditures in excess of appropriations 
provided for under this act shall be incurred by any de- 
partment or institution, except in cases of emergency, and 
then only upon the prior written approval of the governor 
and council. 

Section 4. The sums appropriated for maintenance of 
certain institutions include allowances for the purchase of 
coal to April first, nineteen hundred and thirty-one, and 
balance representing these sums may be carried forward 
at the end of the fiscal year. 

Section 5. No payment shall be made or obligation in- 
curred under authority of any special appropriation made by 
this act for construction of public buildings or other im- 
provements at state institutions until plans and specifica- 
tions have been approved by the governor, unless other- 
wise provided by such rules and regulations as the governor 
may make. 

Section 6. The department of education, with the ap- 
proval of the governor, is hereby authorized and directed to 
sell and convey land and buildings in the city of Worcester 
now occupied and used for the Worcester state normal 
school. 

Section 7. The budget commissioner is hereby directed 
to send a copy of sections three and five of this act to each 
departmental, divisional and institutional head immedi- 
ately following the passage of this act. 

Section 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 14, 1930. 



Chav.llQ An Act to provide for the city of fitchburg a depart- 
ment OF soldiers' relief and state and military 

AID under the direction OF A COMMISSIONER. 



Department of 
soldiers' relief 
and state and 
military aid 
in city of 
Fitchburg. 

Commissioner 
of soldiers' 
relief and 
state and 
military aid, 
appointment, 
terra. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In the city of Fitchburg, there shall be a 
department of soldiers' relief and state and mihtary aid 
under the direction of a commissioner to be appointed as 
provided in section two. 

Section 2. The mayor of said city shall, as soon as may 
be after the passage of this act and annually thereafter 
in the month of January, subject to confirmation by the 
city council, appoint a commissioner of soldiers' rehef and 
state and military aid who shall perform all duties imposed 
by law relative to the payment and disbursement of state 
aid, military aid and soldiers' rehef. Every such commis- 



office. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 117, 118, 119. 139 

sioner shall be appointed to serve for a term of one year 
and until the qualification of his successor, except the one 
first appointed who shall serve only until the qualification of 
his successor. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 14, 1930. 

An Act requiring intelligence offices providing in- nhnjy 117 

FORMATION RELATIVE TO EMPLOYMENT OF SEAMEN TO BE ^ ' 

LICENSED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-one of chapter one hundred and forty of G- l. mo. § 41. 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the '^"^° 
fourth line, the words ", except seamen", — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 4I • Whoever, without a license there- Penalty for 
for, establishes or keeps an intelligence office for the pur- untfce'ifged 
pose of obtaining or giving information concerning places of i^'J^^'i'sence 
employment for domestics, servants or other laborers, or 
for procuring or giving information concerning such persons 
for or to employers, or for procuring or giving information 
concerning employment in business, shall be punished by a 
fine of ten dollars for each day such office is so kept. 

Approved March I4, 1930. 

An Act authorizing the town of framingham to ap- phn^) 118 

PROPRIATE MONEY TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR HOLDING ^' 

IN SAID TOWN DURING THE CURRENT YEAR THE STATE 
CONVENTION OF THE UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Framingham may appropriate Town of 
a sum, not exceeding two thousand dollars, for the purpose maTappro™ 
of providing proper facilities for public entertainment at the p"^*^ inoney 
time of the state convention of the United Spanish War faculties for 
Veterans to be held in said town during the current year and coite'lftron^of 
of paying expenses incidental to such entertainment. Money ^^e United 
so appropriated shall be expended under the direction of the Veterans, e'tc. 
selectmen of said town. 

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

Approved March I4, 1930. 

An Act to authorize the town of southbridge to re- fhr.^ 1 1 q 

FUND an OVER-ASSESSMENT OF TAXES. ^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Southbridge is hereby author- Town of 
ized to refund to Gedeon Gregoire the sum of twelve hun- ma"y refitd^ 
dred forty dollars and twelve cents on account of an over- anover- 

,(., 1 •111'- p,i assessment 

assessment 01 taxes and money paid by him m excess of the of taxes. 
sum that should have been assessed. 

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

Approved March 15, 1930. 



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Acts, 1930. — Chap. 120. 



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



May make and 
maintain con- 
necting drains, 
etc. 



Board of sewer 
commissioners, 
election, terms, 
etc. 



Chap. 120 An Act authorizing the town of walpole to construct 

AND OPERATE A SYSTEM OF SEWERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Walpole may lay out, con- 
struct, 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 con- 
struct such sewers or drains over and under land in said 
town as may be necessary to conduct the sewage to and 
into the south metropolitan sewerage system, 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 con- 
nect 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 
commencement of construction hereunder a board of three 
sewer commissioners 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 meeting, 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 town meeting, and until their successors are quali- 
fied; 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 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 commis- 
sioners, 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, Until the board of sewer commissioners has 
first been elected, as provided in this act, or the selectmen 
have first been authorized by vote to act as such board, as 
the case may be, but not, in any event later than the second 
annual meeting after the commencement of the work of 



Authorized 
committee to 
carry on work 
until board is 
elected, etc. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 120. 141 

construction authorized hereby, the town may carry on such 
work by a duly authorized committee of the town. The com- 
mittee shall serve without pay and shall have all the powers 
and authority given to the board of sewer commissioners in 
this act or by general law. Whenever the phrase "said board "^^^"^ board of 
of sewer commissioners" or "said board" hereinafter occurs sioners'or ^ 
it shall mean and include the board of sewer commissioners, dle'ifiuon.'^'^ ' 
the selectmen acting as such or the committee of the town 
provided for in this section, as the case may be. 

Section 5. Said board of sewer commissioners, acting Board may 
for and on behalf of said town, may take by eminent do- wttel^Aghia, 
main under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, ®*<=- 
or acquire by purchase or otherwise, any lands, water rights, 
rights of way or easements, pubhc or private, in said town, 
necessary for accomplishing any purpose mentioned in this 
act, and may construct such main drains, sewers, sub- 
drains and underdrains under or over any bridge, railroad, 
railway, boulevard or other public way, or within the loca- 
tion 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 purposes of this act; provided, that they 
shall not take in fee any land of a railroad corporation, and 
that they shall not enter upon or construct any drain or 
sewer within the location of any railroad corporation except 
at such time and in such manner as they may agree upon 
with such corporation, or, in case of failure to agree, as may 
be approved by the department of public utilities. 

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

Section 7. The town shall, by vote, determine what Je"ter"m °ne its 
proportion of the cost of said system or systems of sewerage proportion 
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 re- Proviso. 
maining portion of the cost of said system 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, abatement and col- 
lection of sewer assessments, to liens therefor and to in- 
terest thereon, shall apply to assessments made under this 
act. At the same meeting at which it determines the pro- To determine 
portion of the cost which is to be borne by the town, it may ^roV^idfng^ 
by vote determine by which of such methods the remaining [fol^of"^^^"'^' 
portion of said cost shall be provided for. The collector of 
taxes of said town shall certify the payment 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. 



142 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 120. 



May borrow 
money, issue 
bonds, etc. 



Walpole Sewer- 
age Loan, 
Act of 1930. 



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



Board may 
appoint a clerk 
and a superin- 
tendent of 
sewers, etc. 

Rentals for use 
of sewer 
systems. 



Contracts, 
how made. 



Rules and 
regulations. 



Effective upon 
publication. 



Plans for 
system of 
sewerage, 
approval by 
department of 
public health. 



Section 8. For the purpose of paying the necessary- 
expenses and habihties incurred under this act, the town 
may borrow 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, Walpole Sewerage Loan, Act of 1930. Each 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan. Indebted- 
ness 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 appropriated for 
and applied to the payment of charges and expenses inci- 
dent 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. It may 
remove the clerk or superintendent at its pleasure and shall 
define their duties. Said board may, at its discretion, pre- 
scribe for the users of said sewer system or 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 
and buildings with main drains and sewers, and for the 
inspection 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 
least once a week for three successive weeks in some news- 
paper published in the town of Walpole, if there be any, and 
if not, then in some newspaper published in the county of 
Norfolk, and shall not take effect until such publications 
have been made. 

Section 13. No act shall be done under authority of the 
preceding sections, except in the making of surveys and other 
preliminary investigations, until the plans of said system or 
systems of sewerage and sewage disposal have been ap- 
proved by the department of public health. Upon appli- 
cation to said department for its approval, it shall give a 
hearing, after due notice to the pubhc. At such hearing, 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 121, 122. 143 

plans showing in detail all the work to be done in construct- 
ing said system or systems of sewerage and sewage disposal 
shall be submitted for approval by said department. 

Section 14. For the purpose of submission to the voters EfTeotive upon 
of said town, this act shall take effect upon its passage, and maj^oHty^'vo'te 
it shall take full effect upon its acceptance by vote of the °^ voters, etc. 
majority of the voters of said town voting thereon at a 
town meeting called for the purpose within five years after 
its passage. No expenditure shall be made and no liability 
incurred hereunder until such acceptance. 

Approved March 15, 1930. 



An Act providing for the licensing in the city of fhnjy loi 

CAMBRIDGE OF OPEN AIR PARKING SPACES AND ESTAB- ^' 

LISHMENTS LETTING MOTOR VEHICLES FOR HIRE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. No person shall engage in the city of Cam- Licensing in 
bridge in the business of conducting or maintaining an bridgiS^t^'en 
open air parking space or an establishment for letting out air parking 
motor vehicles for hire, however computed or determined, ISfislTments 
without a Hcense therefor granted by the board of license vehicfes°for°'^ 
commissioners of said city, hereinafter called the board, t'^e. 
The license shall in either case specify all the premises to be 
occupied by the licensee for the purpose of conducting the 
licensed business. The fee for each such license shall be Fee. 
such amount as may be established by the board, and the 
board may reasonably classify said licenses and fees. Li- Expiration. 
censes granted hereunder shall expire on May first following Suspension or 
the date of issue or on such date as may be specified therein, '"''^°'=^*'°°- 
and may be suspended or revoked by the board. Whoever, Penalty, 
not being licensed, engages in said city in a business required 
to be licensed as aforesaid or is concerned therein, or, being 
licensed, engages in such business, or is concerned therein, 
in any other place than that designated in his license, or 
after notice to him that his license has been suspended or 
revoked, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one 
hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Effective upon 

J • J.U J. i_ J. r xi_ 'x •! acceptance. 

ance, during the current year, by vote of the city council 
of said city, subject to the provisions of its charter. 

Approved March 15, 1930. 

An Act increasing the amount that may be borrowed QJidj) ]^22 

BY the county of DUKES COUNTY FOR THE PURPOSE OF 
CONTRIBUTING TO THE COST OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 
highway in THE TOWNS OF WEST TISBURY AND CHILMARK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred ^^d i^^.^^^^M i. 
thirty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight is hereby amended by striking out, in the seventh 
line, the word "twenty-five" and inserting in place thereof 



144 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 123. 



Dukes County 
may borrow 
money for 
purpose of 
contributing to 
cost of con- 
struction of a 
highway in 
towns of West 
Tisbury and 
Chilmark. 



Dukes County 
Highway Loan, 
Act of 1928. 



Submission to 
county com- 
missioners of 
Dukes County, 
etc. 



the word: — thirty, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. 
For the purpose of contributing to the cost of the con- 
struction by the state department of public works of a high- 
way in the towns of West Tisbury and Chilmark, the county 
commissioners of the county of Dukes County may from 
time to time borrow upon the credit of the county such sums 
as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, thirty 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes of the county 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Dukes 
County Highway Loan, Act of 1928. Each authorized 
issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall 
be payable in not more than five years from their dates. 
Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the treasurer of the 
county and countersigned by a majority of the county com- 
missioners. 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 incurred hereunder 
shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty- 
five of the General Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance during the current year by the county commis- 
sioners of the county of Dukes County, but not otherwise. 
For the purpose of such acceptance only, it shall take effect 
upon its passage. Approved March 15, 1930. 



Chap. 123 An Act providing for the elimination of diseased 

CATTLE FROM CERTAIN AREAS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twenty-nine of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
thirty-three B, inserted by section one of chapter three 
hundred and thirty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-seven, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 33B. The director may, upon application to him 
by not less than seventy-five per cent of the cattle owners 
owning cattle permanently kept in any city or town in a 
county other than Barnstable, or upon like apphcation by 
the owners of eighty-five per cent of such cattle, declare said 
city or town a quarantine area and may proceed to test by 
the tuberculin test or otherwise all bovine animals within 
said area. If the director finds and declares that said city 
or town is substantially free from bovine tuberculosis, he 
may proclaim it to constitute a modified accredited area 
and may prescribe rules and regulations, subject to the ap- 
proval of the governor and council, prohibiting the ship- 
ment or transportation into the same of any bovine animal 
without a permit and health certificate issued by the director 
or some officer designated by the director for the purpose. 
Whoever violates the terms and conditions of any such 
quarantine or any such rule or regulation shall be punished 



G.L. 129, §33B, 
amended. 



Bovine tuber- 
culosis test for 
all cattle in 
certain cities 
or towns. 



Shipment of 
any bovine 
animal into a 
modified ac- 
credited area 
prohibited 
without permit, 
etc. 



Penalty. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 124, 125, 126. 145 

by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by im- 
prisonment for not more than one year, or both. 

Section 2. The provisions of chapter one hundred and ^^Jf ^j,^ P™^^ 
ninety-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- continue to 
nine shall continue to apply to Barnstable county and the Xb'ie coifnTy!' 
towns therein. Approved March 13, 1930. ^tc. 

An Act authorizing the city of Gloucester to appropri- (Jfidrf 124 

ATE MONEY TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR HOLDING IN SAID 
CITY DURING THE CURRENT YEAR A CONVENTION OF THE 
ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTH UNITED STATES INFANTRY 
VETERANS ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Gloucester may appropriate a city of 
sum, not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, for the pur- fpproprlate'S^^ 
pose of providing proper facilities for public entertainment ''^^q*^^ ^a"ii*^° 
at the time of the convention of the one hundred and fourth jties for holding 
United States infantry veterans association, American ex- convention of 
peditionary forces, to be held in said city during the current ^'^^i'^^i'f "' 
year and of paying expenses incidental to such entertainment. United states 
Money so appropriated shall be expended under the direc- Lrans^Msock'- 
tion of the mayor of said city. tion American 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, f^ces! ^°^^^^ 

Approved March 18, 1930. 

An Act authorizing the establishment of a public (JJidj) \25 

GOLF course in LYNN WOODS RESERVATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn, acting through its board ^a^eitabii'sh 
of park commissioners, may use not more than one hundred a public goif 
acres of land in the public park in said city known as Lynn wwdl reserva^ 
woods reservation for the purpose of establishing and main- *^'°'^- 
taining therein a public golf course and may instal and con- 
struct on the land so used such equipment, buildings for 
shelters, the sale of refreshments and other purposes con- 
ducive to its beneficial use by the public for such purpose as 
may be necessary, and may charge fees for the use of said 
course and for admission thereto. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Effective upon 
ance, during the current year, by vote of the board of park ^^^®p*^'*°'=^' 
commissioners of the city of Lynn, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 18, 1930. 

An Act authorizing the county commissioners of the Chav. 12Q 

COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE ACCOMMO- 
DATIONS FOR THE DISTRICT COURT OF NEWTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of providing court house Middlesex 
accommodations and facilities for the district court of mb^o^n^s'^ay 
Newton, in the city of Newton, the county commissioners take land, etc.. 



146 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 127. 



adequate ac- 
commodations 
for district 
court of 
Newton. 



County treas- 
urer may 
borrow money, 
issue bonds, 
etc. 



Middlesex 

County-New- 
ton District 
Court House 
Loan, Act of 
1930. 



May issue 
temporary 
notes of 
county, etc. 



Effective upon 

acceptance, 

etc. 



of Middlesex county may take by eminent domain under 
chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by 
purchase or otherwise, such land as may be necessary, and 
may erect on such land a suitable building for the purposes 
aforesaid and may equip and furnish the same. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, 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, in the ag- 
gregate, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, which shall bear 
on their face the words, Middlesex County-Newton Dis- 
trict Court House Loan, Act of 1930. Each authorized 
issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be 
payable in not more than ten 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 commis- 
sioners. 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 incurred under this act shall, except 
as herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of the 
General Laws. 

Section 3. The county treasurer, with the approval of 
the commissioners, may issue temporary notes of the county, 
payable in not more than one year from their dates, in an- 
ticipation of the issue of serial bonds or notes under the pre- 
ceding section, but the time within which such serial bonds 
or notes shall become due and payable shall not, by reason 
of such temporary notes, be extended beyond the time fixed 
by said section. Any notes issued in anticipation of the 
serial bonds or notes shall be paid from the proceeds thereof. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by the county commissioners 
of said county, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 18, 1930. 



Chap. 127 An Act to authorize the city of lowell to pay certain 
claims legally unenforceable by reason of failure 
to comply with certain provisions of law. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Say ply cw-" SECTION 1. The city of Lowell is hereby authorized to 
tain claims appropriate money for the payment of, and to pay, such of 
fo?cea^bre"by' the Unpaid bills against said city, listed and recommended 
trcompiy w'ith^ ^^^ payment in the report of the finance commission of the 
certain provi- city of Lowell ou claims against the city of Lowell con- 
tracted in violation of the law, current public document 
number one hundred and forty-six, as are legally unenforce- 
able against said city by reason of its failure to comply 
with the provisions of section twenty-eight or twenty-nine 
of chapter forty-three of the General Laws, or section thirty- 



gjong of law. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 128, 129. 147 

one of chapter three hundred and eighty-three of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-one; and also the claim of 
the J. H. Sparks Company for ambulance service furnished 
to said city between April twenty-first and May fifteenth, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, both dates inclusive, 
amounting to three hundred and forty-two dollars and 
thirty-three cents, the said claim being legally unenforce- 
able as aforesaid. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Effective upon 
ance during the current year by the city council of said ^^^^p*^"''^- 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter. 

Approved March IS, 1930. 

kii Act authorizing the removal of certain prisoners Chnr) 128 

HELD IN JAIL IN NANTUCKET OR DUKES COUNTY TO A JAIL 
in BARNSTABLE OR BRISTOL COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any person who is held in a jail in Nantucket Certain pris- 
or Dukes county awaiting action by the grand jury on a "„ jalun'^ 
charge of crime not capital or awaiting trial in the superior DukesTOu^T 
court for said county on an indictment for such a crime may may be 
be removed by the commissioner of correction, with the j-aiiTn^Barn-* 
approval of the district attorney of the southern district, to BJ?ig[o°count 
a jail in Barnstable or Bristol county. Said commissioner etc. 
shall, at the request of such district attorney or a justice 
of the superior court, cause the person so removed to be 
returned to the jail whence he was removed. The proceed- 
ings for every such removal shall be the same as for the 
removal of sentenced prisoners from one jail or house of 
correction to another. The cost of support of a person so 
removed and of every such removal shall be paid by the 
county whence he is removed. 

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

Approved March 19, 1930. 

An Act relative to certain deposits by domestic in- Chav 129 

SURANCE companies ISSUING POLICIES OF WORKMEN'S 
COMPENSATION INSURANCE, IN TRUST TO SECURE THE 
SATISFACTION OF CLAIMS THEREUNDER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the g.l. 152, §57, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section amended, 
fifty-seven and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 57. The commissioner of insurance may, whenever Depositor 
he deems it expedient, by a written order in such form as rtanding°c"ai'm9 
he may prescribe, require a domestic insurance company to by domestic 
deposit with the state treasurer the present value, as com- pa^y^'issuing'"' 
puted by him under section fifty-eight, of all or any part ^orkmen-s 
of its outstanding claims incurred under its contracts or compensation 
policies providing for the payment of benefits under this '°^"'"''°'=^- 



148 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 129. 



Certain powers 
of commissioner 
of insurance 
not affected. 

G. L. 152, 
§§ 59 and 60, 
amended. 



State treasurer 
to hold deposit 
in trust for 
payment of 
claims, etc. 



To keep sep- 
arate account 
with company 
of amount 
received, etc. 

Refund. 



Balance. 



Appointment 
of receiver, 
etc. 



chapter, in cash or in securities approved by the said com- 
missioner, and he may, whenever he deems it expedient, 
require the company, as aforesaid, to make an additional 
deposit. The order shall specify the amount to be deposited 
and the time within which the deposit shall be made, which 
shall be not less than three days from the date on which the 
company receives the said order. A duphcate or copy of 
any such order shall be forthwith filed by the said commis- 
sioner with the state treasurer and the department, and the 
state treasurer, upon the expiration of the time specified 
in said order, shall forthwith notify the commissioner in 
writing whether or not the company has made the deposit 
in accordance therewith. 

Nothing in this section shall affect the powers conferred 
on the commissioner of insurance by section six of chapter 
one hundred and seventy-five. 

Section 2, Said chapter one hundred and fifty-two is 
hereby further amended by striking out sections fifty-nine 
and sixty and inserting in place thereof the following six 
sections : — Section 59. The state treasurer shall hold any 
deposit made under section fifty-seven in trust for the pay- 
ment of claims for benefits under this chapter, including 
claims accruing after the deposit was made, and he shall 
make such payments upon the written request and under 
the direction of the department, or he may, if the company 
so requests in writing, transfer from time to time to a trustee 
appointed by the company and approved by the department, 
any part of any such deposit made with him, reasonably 
necessary for the prompt payment of said benefits, and the 
trustee shall make such payments in accordance with the 
written directions of the department. 

The state treasurer shall keep a separate account with the 
company of the amount so received, the amount of interest 
earned thereon and the payments made. If the amount de- 
posited proves to be larger than required, portions thereof 
may, from time to time, be refunded to the company by the 
state treasurer or by such trustee, if any, subject to the 
written approval of the commissioner of insurance and the 
department. If any balance remains after the payment of 
all benefits due to claimants under this chapter, the state 
treasurer or such trustee, if any, shall return the balance to 
the company upon written notice from the department that 
there is no likelihood of further payments becoming due on 
account of such claims. 

Section 60. The appointment of a receiver of a domestic 
company under section six of chapter one hundred and 
seventy-five shall not affect any order of the said com- 
missioner or deposit made under section fifty-seven prior to 
such appointment, and the state treasurer or trustee ap- 
pointed and approved as provided in section fifty-nine shall 
retain any deposit made with him as provided in section 
fifty-seven or fifty-nine and make the payments therefrom 
as provided in section fifty-nine. If a receiver is so ap- 



Acts, 1930. —Chap. 129. 149 

pointed prior to compliance by the company with any such 
order, he shall, as soon as may be after his appointment, 
make the deposit required by said order, if the assets of the 
compan}'- in his hands are sufficient therefor. 

Section 60 A. Any company aggrieved by any order of Review by 
the said commissioner made under section nity-seven may, ciai court for 
within five days from the date of its receipt, file a petition Suffolk county. 
in the supreme judicial court for the county of Suffolk for a 
review thereof; but the filing of such a petition shall not 
suspend the operation of the order. The court shall sum- Order or decree, 
marily hear the petition and may make any appropriate 
order or decree. If the court shall order or decree that 
the amount of the deposit be reduced, the state treasurer 
or such trustee, if any, shall return to the company so much 
of the deposit as exceeds the amount fixed by the order or 
decree, or, if the company has not complied with the order 
of the said commissioner, it shall forthwith deposit with the 
state treasurer the amount so fixed. 

Section GOB. A company making a deposit under section Expenses of 
fifty-seven shall pay to the state treasurer a reasonable depo°stt'.°^ 
amount for the expenses of his office, attributable to the 
custody and disbursement of the deposit. Any such amount 
may, upon written application of the state treasurer, and, 
after written notice to the company and a hearing, be de- 
termined by the commissioner of insurance, and, with the 
written approval of the said commissioner, be deducted 
from any funds of the company on deposit with the state 
treasurer. 

Section 60C. Failure of a company to comply with any Penalty for 
lawful order of the commissioner of insurance under section wnl^fy with 
fifty-seven shall, without any further action by the said miigioner°i^der 
commissioner, terminate its authority to issue policies of §57. 
workmen's compensation insurance, and in such a case the 
company shall issue no such policies thereunder until it 
complies with such order and has received from said com- 
missioner, as evidence of such compliance, a special certificate 
authorizing it to resume the issue of such policies. The com- 
missioner may, in his discretion, refuse to issue such a cer- 
tificate. 

Section GOD. Any company failing to comply with any Forfeiture for 
lawful order of the commissioner under section fifty-seven defauu.^" 
shall, in addition, forfeit one hundred dollars for each day 
of its default. Any forfeiture recovered under this section 
shall be paid to the state treasurer and shall be held and 
expended by him in like manner as a deposit made under 
said section fifty-seven. Any company issuing any policy Penalty for 
of workmen's compensation insurance while in default of whiiefn^° '"'^ 
such compliance shall be punished by a fine of not less than default. 
one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars, and any 
officer or agent thereof issuing any such policy on the com- 
pany's behalf during such default shall be punished by such 
fine or by imprisonment for not more than three months, or 
both. 



150 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 130, 131. 



Enforcement. 



The supreme judicial court for the county of Suffolk shall 
have jurisdiction in equity, upon an information filed by the 
attorney general at the relation of the commissioner of in- 
surance, to enforce compliance with any order of the com- 
missioner made under section fifty-seven, and the payment 
of any fine, forfeiture or penalty prescribed by this section. 

Approved March 19, 1930. 



Chap.130 An Act authorizing the payment of salaries to mem- 
bers OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF MEL- 
ROSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seventeen of chapter one hundred 
and sixty-two of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety- 
nine is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Each member 
thereof shall receive in full compensation for his services as 
a member of the board of aldermen, or of any committee 
thereof, such salary, not exceeding three hundred dollars a 
year, as may be established by ordinance. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the registered voters of the city of Melrose 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 current year, entitled 'An Act authorizing the 
payment of salaries to members of the Board of Aldermen 
of the city of Melrose', be accepted?" If a majority of the 
voters voting thereon vote in the affirmative in answer to 
said question, this act shall take effect on the first Monday of 
January, nineteen hundred and thirty-one, but not other- 
wise. Approved March 20, 1930. 



1899, 162, § 17, 
amended. 



Payment of 
salaries to 
members of 
board of alder- 
men of city 
of Melrose. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Chap. 131 An Act authorizing the town of concord to borrow 
money for remodelling the town house for district 
court purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of remodelling the town 
house for the use of the central Middlesex district court, the 
town of Concord 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, twelve 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words. Concord Town 
Hall Loan, Act of 1930. Each authorized issue shall con- 
stitute 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 ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted 
for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the 



Town of 
Concord may 
borrow money 
for remodelling 
the town house 
for use of cen- 
tral Middlesex 
district court. 



Concord Town 
Hall Loan, 
Act of 1930. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 132, 133. 151 

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 Hmitation 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 twent.y-eight. 

Section 2. The town of Concord, by its selectmen, may May lease 
lease, for a period not exceeding ten years, the whole or any toTiddicsex^" 
part of the remodelled hall to the county of Middlesex for county, etc. 
court room purposes. 

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

Approved March 21, 1930. 



An Act relative to sittings of the district court of QJku) \^2 
hampshire. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and ^;,^am^Add 
eighteen of the General Laws, as most recently amended by 
chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word ''Belchertown" in the eighty-first 
line, as printed in the General Laws, the words: — , South 
Hadley, — so that the paragraph contained in the eightieth, 
eighty-first and eighty-second lines as printed as aforesaid, 
will read as follows : — The district court of Hampshire, held ^^^.^•[oriaruri''' 
at Northampton, Amherst, Cummington, Belchertown, South diction, etc. 
Hadley, Huntington and Easthampton; Hampshire county, Hampshire. 
except Ware, Enfield, Greenwich and Prescott. 

Section 2. The district court of Hampshire shall be District court 
held for criminal and civil business in South Hadley on such °/tt?n^^^*'"'®' 
day or days in each week as shall be fixed by said court. 

Approved March 21, 1930. 



An Act to provide a water supply for the town of Qhn^) 133 

SOUTHBOROUGH OR A CERTAIN PART THEREOF. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Part I. 

AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SOUTHBOROUGH TO SUPPLY 
ITSELF AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH WATER. 

Section 1. The town of Southborough may supply Town of 
itself and its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment may supX^^ 
of fires and for domestic and other purposes; may establish ||fhab?tants^ 
fountains and hydrants, relocate or discontinue the same, with water. 
and may regulate the use of such water and fix and collect 
rates to be paid for the use of the same. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, said town may May take over 
purchase and take over all the property, rights, powers and ^^^p^^^^' ^^^- 



152 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 133. 



of Fayville Fire 
and Water 
District, etc. 



May take cer- 
tain waters, etc. 



May take cer- 
tain lands, etc. 



Proviso. 



May erect 
dams, build- 
ings, etc. 



May construct 
wells and res- 
ervoirs, etc. 



May dig up 
and embank 
lands, etc. 



privileges of the Fayville Fire and Water District, estab- 
lished by chapter four hundred and seventy-four of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, for a sum not ex- 
ceeding the amount actually expended by said district for 
the purposes for which it was established, and assume all 
the duties and obligations of said district, and shall thereby 
become in all respects the lawful successor of said district. 
The selectmen of said town shall be the lawful successors of 
the water commissioners of said district until water com- 
missioners are elected by said town and the treasurer of said 
town shall be the lawful successor of the treasurer of said 
district. If said district has incurred indebtedness, the 
amount of such indebtedness outstanding at the time of 
such purchase shall be assumed by said town as a part of the 
purchase price. 

Section 3. For the purposes aforesaid, said town 
acting through its board of water commissioners hereinafter 
provided for, may lease, or take by eminent domain under 
chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by 
purchase or otherwise, and hold, the waters, or any portion 
thereof, of any pond, brook or stream or of any ground 
water sources by means of driven or other wells or filter 
galleries, within the limits of said town, not already used 
for public water supply, and the water rights and water 
sources connected therewith; 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, storing, purifjdng and 
preserving such water and for conveying the same to any part 
of said town; provided, that no source of water supply and 
no lands necessary for preserving the quality of the water 
shall be taken without first obtaining the advice and ap- 
proval of the state department of public health, and that the 
location of all dams, reservoirs, wells or filter galleries to be 
used as sources of water supply under this part 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 part proper dams, reservoirs, buildings, 
standpipes, fixtures and other structures, and may make 
excavations, procure and operate machinery, and provide 
such other means and appliances and do such other things 
as may be necessary for the establishment and maintenance 
of complete and effective water works; and for that purpose 
may construct wells and reservoirs, establish pumping works 
and lay down and maintain conduits, pipes and other works, 
under or over any lands, water courses, railroads 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, maintaining, 
operating and repairing such conduits, pipes and other 
works, and for all other proper purposes of this part, said 
town may dig up or raise and embank any such lands, 
highways or other ways in such manner as to cause the least 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 133. 153 

hindrance to public travel thereon. Said town shall not ^g®to'"^°jf^°°* 
enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, pipes or other upon railroad 
works within the location of any railroad corporation ex- •"cations. 
cept 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. 

Section 4. The land taken or acquired under this part J;^^e mal^j'^ed 
shall be managed, improved and controlled by the board of etc., by board' 
water commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such man- mi^?onera°'^tc. 
ner as they shall deem for the best interest of the town. 

Section 5. Any person or corporation injured in his or Property 
its property by any action of said town or board under this recover^; etc. 
part may recover damages from said town under said chapter 
seventy-nine; provided, that the right to damages for the Proviso, 
taking of any water, water right, or any injury thereto, shall 
not vest until the water is actually withdrawn or diverted 
by said town under authority of this part. 

Section 6. Said town may, for the purpose of paying May issue 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be in- '^°"'^^' ^^°- 
curred under the provisions of this part, issue from time to 
time bonds or notes to an amount, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, three hundred and twenty thousand dollars, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Town of South- 1°"^^°^ 
borough Water Loan, Act of 1930. Each authorized issue waiter Loanf 
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 in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be 
subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 7. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ac- ^^' ^ "' 
cordance with the provisions of section six; 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 or the purchas- 
ing of water and the maintenance of its pipe lines, as the 
case may be, and the interest as it accrues on the bonds or 
notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such payments on the 
principal as may be required under the provisions of this 
part, 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 8. Said town may take, as a part of the water May take 
supply to which the town of Southborough is entitled teln^anfoun't 
under an agreement entered into with the city of Boston [es^^oh^of"'^^ 
on February fourteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, metropolitan 
from the Sudbury reservoir of the metropolitan water sys- *^^e'' ^y^*^™- 
tem, situated in the town of Southborough, or from any 
available outlet leading from said reservoir, water to an 
amount not exceeding one hundred and twenty-five thou- 
sand gallons per day, in addition to the amount now allowed 
the Fayville Fire and Water District under the provisions of 



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Penalty for 
polluting 
water, etc. 



Board of water 
commissioners, 
election, 
powers, etc. 



Quorum. 
Vacancy. 



Commissioners 
to fix water 
rates, etc. 
Income, 
how used. 



section two of chapter four hundred and seventy-four of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, upon such 
terms and conditions and at such place or places and in 
such manner as may be mutually agreed upon by the com- 
missioners hereinafter provided for and the metropolitan 
district commission or in default of such agreement as may 
be determined by the state department of public health, but 
such terms shall not include any charge for water used or to 
be used under this part. 

Section 9. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, 
pollutes or diverts any of the waters taken or held under 
this part, or injures any structure, work or other property 
owned, held or used by said town under the authority and 
for the purposes of this part, shall forfeit and pay to said 
town three times the amount of damages assessed therefor, 
to be recovered in an action of tort; and upon conviction 
of any one of the above wilful or wanton acts shall be pun- 
ished by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars or by 
imprisonment for not more than one year. 

Section 10. The said town shall, at the same meeting 
at which this part shall have been fully accepted or at a 
later 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 ex- 
piration of one year, from the next succeeding annual town 
meeting, to constitute a board of water commissioners; and 
at each annual town meeting held after the shortest of such 
terms has expired one such commissioner shall be elected 
by ballot for the term of three years. All the authority 
granted to the town by this part, except sections six and 
seven, and not otherwise specially provided for shall be 
vested in said board of water commissioners, who shall be 
subject, however, to such instructions, rules and regulations 
as said town may impose by its vote. A majority of said 
commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction 
of business. Any vacancy occurring in said board from 
any cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired 
term by said town at any legal town meeting called for the 
purpose. Any such vacancy may be filled temporarily by 
a majority vote of the selectmen, and the person so ap- 
pointed shall hold office until the town fills the vacancy in 
the manner specified herein. 

Section 11. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- 
table prices and rates for the use of water, and shall pre- 
scribe the time and manner of payment. The income of the 
water works shall be 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 purposes. If there should be a net surplus remain- 
ing after providing for the aforesaid charges, it may be ap- 
propriated for such new construction as said commissioners 
may recommend, and in case a surplus should remain after 
payment for such new construction the water rates shall be 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 133. 155 

reduced proportionately. Said commissioners shall annually, Annual, etc.. 
and as often as the town may require, render a report upon '■®''°'"*" 
the condition of the works under their charge, and an ac- 
count of their doings, including an account of receipts and 
expenditures. 

Section 12. The provisions of this part or any lawful ^^Yt^ pro^'^' 
action taken thereunder shall not affect any act done, ratified coedings, etc., 
or confirmed by the Fayville Fire and Water District or any ^°^ ■''^''''^^■ 
of its officers prior to the effective date of this part, nor any 
right accrued or established, nor any action, suit or pro- 
ceeding commenced or had in a civil case, nor shall it impair 
the validity of any of the notes, bonds or other obligations 
of said district outstanding on said date. 

Part II. 

PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF THE INHABITANTS 
OF A CERTAIN SPECIFIED PART OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH- 
BOROUGH AS A FIRE AND WATER DISTRICT. 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Southborough southborough 
residing in that part of said town bounded and described as water^District 

follows* established. 

Commencing at the junction of Sears road and Main 
street, thence running easterly along said Main street to the 
junction of Main street and Parkerville road; thence running 
southerly along Parkerville road across the Worcester turn- 
pike to the location of the Boston, Worcester and New York 
Street Railway Company; thence running southwesterly 
along the southerly edge of said railway company location 
to the boundary line between the towns of Westborough and 
Southborough; thence southeasterly along said boundary 
line to a point; thence southwesterly along said boundary 
line to the boundary line of the towns of Hopkinton and 
Southborough; thence easterly along said boundary line 
to a corner in the boundary line between the towns of Ash- 
land and Southborough; thence north and northeasterly 
along the boundary line between the towns of Ashland and 
Southborough to Oregon road and the boundary line of the 
Fayville Fire and Water District; thence westerly along 
said Oregon road to Woodland road; thence southwesterly 
along said Woodland road to the junction of Woodland road 
and Breakneck Hill road ; thence northerly along said Break- 
neck Hill road to the Boston and Worcester turnpike and the 
Sudbury reservoir; thence northerly in an irregular line 
along the easterly and northerly boundary line between the 
town of Southborough and the Sudbury reservoir of the 
metropolitan water district, crossing the Boston road and 
following the said dividing line in a generally northerly 
direction to the northerly boundary of Southborough at the 
Marlborough boundary line; thence westerly along the 
Marlborough boundary line to the Marlborough road; thence 
southeasterly along said road to the junction between said 
Marlborough road and Sears road; thence southerly along 



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May contract 
with town of 
Southborough, 
etc. 



May take cer- 
tain waters, etc. 



May take cer- 
tain lands, etc. 



Proviso. 



May construct 
dams, build- 
ings, etc. 



May construct 
wells, etc. J 
lay conduits, 
pipes, etc. 



May dig up 
and embank 
lands, etc. 



Sears road to the point of beginning, — shall constitute a 
water district, and are hereby made a body corporate by the 
name of the Southborough Fire and Water District, herein- 
after called the district, for the purpose of supplying them- 
selves with water for the extinguishment of fires and for 
domestic and other purposes, with power to establish foun- 
tains and hydrants and to relocate and discontinue the same, 
to regulate the use of such water and to fix and collect rates 
to be paid therefor, and to take by eminent domain under 
chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by 
lease, purchase or otherwise, and to hold, for the purposes 
mentioned in this part, property, lands, rights of way and 
other easements, and to prosecute and defend all actions 
relating to the property and affairs of the district. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, said district, 
acting by and through its board of commissioners herein- 
after provided for, may contract with the town of South- 
borough, or any other town or city, acting through its water 
department, or with any water company, and/or may take 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire 
by purchase or otherwise, and hold, the waters, or any por- 
tion thereof, of any pond or stream, or of any ground sources 
of supply by means of driven, artesian or other wells within 
the town of Southborough, not already used for public water 
supply, and the water rights connected with any such water 
sources; and for said purposes may take as aforesaid, or 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights 
of way and other easements necessary for collecting, storing, 
holding, purifying and preserving the purity of the water 
and for convejang the same to any part of said district; 
provided, that no source of water supply or lands necessary 
for preserving the quahty of the water shall be so taken or 
used without first obtaining the advice and approval of the 
state department of public health, and that the location of 
all dams, reservoirs and wells to be used as sources of water 
supply under this part shall be subject to the approval of 
said department. Said district may construct on the lands 
acquired and held under this part proper dams, reservoirs, 
standpipes, tanks, buildings, 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; and 
for that purpose may construct wells and reservoirs and 
estabhsh pumping works, and may construct, lay and main- 
tain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works under or 
over any land, water courses, railroads, railways and public 
or other ways, and along such ways, in said town, in such 
manner as not unnecessaril}'- to obstruct the same; and for 
the purposes of constructing, laying, maintaining, operating 
and repairing such conduits, pipes and other works, and for 
all proper purposes of this part, said district may dig up or 
raise and embank any such lands, highways or other ways 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 133. 157 

in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to public 
travel on such waj^s; provided, that all things done upon Proviso, 
any such way shall be subject to the direction of the select- 
men of the town of Southborough. Said district shall not ^^^*"°j^*^°"^ 
enter upon, construct or lay any conduit, pipe or other works upon railroad 
within the location of any railroad corporation except at locations. 
such time and in such manner as it may agree upon with 
such corporation, or, in case of failure to so agree, as may 
be approved by the department of public utilities. 

Section 3. Any person sustaining damages in his prop- Property 
erty by any taking under this part or any other thing done ^eTOvwy! etc. 
under authority thereof may recover such damages from 
said district under said chapter seventy-nine; but the right 
to damages for the taking of any water, water right or water 
source, or for any injury thereto, shall not vest until water 
is actually withdrawn or diverted under authority of this 
part. 

Section 4. For the purpose of paying the necessary ex- May borrow 
penses and liabilities incurred under the provisions of this bon'diietc."^ 
part, other than expenses of maintenance and operation, 
the said district may borrow from time to time such sums as 
may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, two hun- 
dred and seventy-five thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the 
words, Southborough Fire and Water District Loan, Act of |?r"eand Xfer 
1930. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, ^^f "f'^iggo^^- 
and such loans shall be payable in not more than thirty 
years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this 
part shall be subject to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws. 

Section 5. Said district shall, at the time of authorizing P'*y'"«'"* °f 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ac- °'*"' 
cordance with section four of this part; and when a vote to 
that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income 
derived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operating its water works and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the 
district, and to make such payments on the principal as may 
be required under provisions of this part, shall without 
further vote be assessed upon said district by the assessors 
of said town annually thereafter until the debt incurred by 
said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 6. Any land taken or acquired under this part fj'S^i^age","^'^* 
shall be managed, improved and controlled by the com- etc., land ' 
missioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner as they ^ ^"' ^ *^' 
shall deem for the best interest of the district. 

Section 7. Whenever a tax is duly voted by said dis- Assessment 
trict for the purposes of this part, the clerk shall send a oFtaxes.^ '°° 
certified copy of the vote to the assessors of said town, who 
shall assess the same in the same manner in all respects in 
which town taxes are required by law to be assessed. The 
assessment shall be committed to the town collector, who 
shall collect said tax in the manner provided by law for the 



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Meeting, 
how called. 



Question of 
acceptance of 
act to be sub- 
mitted, etc. 



Board of water 
commissioners, 
election , 
terms, etc. 



Quorum. 
Vacancy. 



Commissioners 
to fix water 
rates, etc. 



collection of town taxes, and shall deposit the proceeds 
thereof with the district treasurer for the use and benefit 
of said district. Said district may collect interest on over- 
due taxes in the manner in which interest is authorized to 
be collected on town taxes. 

Section 8. A meeting or meetings of the voters of the 
territory described in section one of this part shall be called 
as provided in part three, on petition of ten or more legal 
voters therein, by a warrant from the selectmen of said 
town, or from a justice of the peace, directed to one of the 
petitioners, requiring him to give notice of the meeting by 
posting copies of the warrant in two or more public places in 
the district seven days at least before the time of the meeting. 
Such justice of the peace, or one of the selectmen, shall 
preside at such meeting until a clerk is chosen and sworn, 
and the clerk shall preside until a moderator is chosen. 
After the choice of a moderator for the meeting the question 
of the acceptance of this part shall be submitted to the 
voters, and if it is accepted by a majority of the voters 
present and voting thereon as provided in part three, the 
meeting may then proceed to act on the other articles con- 
tained in the warrant. 

Section 9. Said district shall elect by ballot, either at 
the same meeting at which this part shall have been ac- 
cepted or at a later meeting called for the purpose, three 
persons to hold office, one until the expiration of three years, 
one until the expiration of two years, and one until the ex- 
piration of one year, from the day of the next succeeding 
annual district meeting, to constitute a board of water com- 
missioners; and at every annual meeting thereafter one 
such commissioner shall be elected by ballot for the term of 
three years. All the authority granted to said district by 
this part, except sections four and five, and not otherwise 
specifically provided for, shall be vested in said board of 
water commissioners, who shall be subject, however, to such 
instructions, rules and regulations as the district may by 
vote impose. Said commissioners shall appoint a treasurer 
of said district, who may be one of their number, who shall 
give bond to the district in such an amount and with such 
surety or sureties as may be approved by the commissioners. 
A majority of the commissioners shall constitute a quorum 
for the transaction of business. Any vacancy occurring in 
said board from any cause may be filled for the remainder of 
the unexpired term by said district at any legal meeting 
called for the purpose. No money shall be drawn from 
the district treasury on account of the water works except 
upon a written order of said commissioners or a majority of 
them. 

Section 10. Said board of commissioners shall fix just 
and equitable 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 



Acts, 1030. — Chap. 133. 159 

as they accrue upon any bonds or notes issued for water 
supply purposes. If there should be a net surplus remaining Net surplus. 
after providing for the aforesaid charges, it may be appropri- ''°''' "**"'■ ^*''- 
ated for such new construction as said commissioners may 
recommend, and in case a surplus should remain after pay- 
ment for such new construction the water rates shall be 
reduced proportionately. Said commissioners shall annually, Annual, etc., 
and as often as said district may require, render a report """p"'^*- 
upon the condition of the works under their charge, and an 
account of their doings, including an account of receipts and 
expenditures. 

Section 11. Said district may adopt by-laws prescrib- Adoption of 
ing by whom and how meetings may be called, notified and caiiingof 
conducted; and, upon the application of ten or more legal meetings, etc. 
voters in said district, meetings may also be called by war- 
rant as provided in section eight. Said district may also 
establish rules and regulations for the management of its 
water works, not inconsistent with this part or with law, 
and may choose such other officers not provided for in this 
part as it may deem necessary or proper. 

Section 12. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, Penalty for 
pollutes or diverts any water obtained or supplied under this water?etc. 
part, or wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, stand- 
pipe, aqueduct, pipe or other property owned or used by 
said district for any of the purposes of this part, shall forfeit 
and pay to said district three times the amount of damages 
assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort, and 
upon conviction of any of the above wilful or wanton acts 
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred 
dollars or by imprisonment in jail for a term not exceeding 
six months. 

Section 13. Said district may take, as a part of the May take 
water supply to which the town of Southborough is entitled rmo''unt°from'''° 
under an agreement entered into with the city of Boston on sudbury reser- 

o *^ ^ voir oi iTiGtrO" 

February fourteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, poiitan water 
from the Sudbury reservoir of the metropolitan water sys- ^y^*^'"- ^'^'=- 
tem, situated in the town of Southborough, or from any 
available outlet leading from said reservoir, water to an 
amount not exceeding one hundred and twenty-five thou- 
sand gallons per day, in addition to the amount now allowed 
the Fayville Fire and Water District under the provisions 
of section two of chapter four hundred and seventy-four of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, upon such 
terms and conditions and at such place or places and in such 
manner as may be mutually agreed upon by the commis- 
sioners and the metropolitan district commission or in de- 
fault of such agreement as may be determined by the state 
department of public health, but such terms shall not in- 
clude any charge for water used or to be used under this 
part. 



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Part III. 



Part III, when 
effective. 



Part I, sub- 
mission to 
voters. 



Resubmission 
upon rejection. 

Proviso. 

Vote by ballot. 



Submission 
to voters of 
question of 
authorizing 
incurrence of 
indebtedness 
under Part I, 
§6. 



Upon author- 
ization, Part I 
to be effective 
and Part II 
to be null 
and void. 

Part II, sub- 
mission to 
voters if 
Part I not 
fully accepted. 



Resubmission 
upon rejection. 



Proviso. 
Vote by 
ballot. 



Part II to take 
effect upon 
affirmative 
vote of ma- 
jority of voters 



PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO THE ACCEPTANCE AND TAKING 
EFFECT OF THIS ACT. 

Part III of this act shall take effect upon its passage, and 
all other provisions thereof shall take effect only as herein- 
after provided. 

Part I thereof shall be submitted for acceptance to the 
registered voters of said town of Southborough at a special 
town meeting which shall be called for the purpose by its 
selectmen within one year after the passage of this act and, 
if rejected at any such meeting, may be resubmitted from 
time to time at any special meeting called within said period; 
provided, that not more than three special meetings shall be 
called within said period. The vote on the question of 
acceptance of said Part I shall be taken by ballot at each 
such meeting in answer to a question which shall be placed 
thereon in substantially the following form: "Shall the town 
of Southborough supply itself and its inhabitants with 
water?" If a majority of the voters present and voting 
thereon at any such meeting vote in the affirmative in answer 
to said question, said Part I shall thereby be accepted for 
the purpose only of submitting to such voters, within the 
aforesaid period, the question of authorizing the incurrence 
of indebtedness under section six of said Part I, in the 
manner provided in chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 
and, if the incurrence of indebtedness is authorized as afore- 
said, said Part I shall thereby be fully accepted and there- 
upon take effect and Part II of this act shall be null and 
void. 

If said Part I is not fully accepted as aforesaid within one 
year after the passage of this act, said Part I shall be null 
and void and said Part II shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the registered voters of the territory described in section 
one of said Part II at a meeting of said voters called as 
provided in section eight of said Part II not later than two 
years after the passage of this act and, if rejected at any 
such meeting, may be resubmitted from time to time at 
any such meeting called within the aforesaid period; 
provided, that not more than three special meetings shall 
be called within said period. The vote on the question of 
acceptance of said Part II shall be taken by ballot at each 
such meeting in answer to a question which shall be placed 
thereon in substantially the following form: "Shall the 
inhabitants of that part of the town of Southborough for 
which this meeting is held be incorporated as a fire and 
water district for the purpose of supplying themselves with 
water?" If a majority of the voters of said territory present 
and voting thereon at any such meeting vote in the affirmative 
in answer to the last mentioned question, said Part II shall 
thereby be accepted and thereupon take effect. 

Approved March 21, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 134, 135. 161 



An Act authorizing the town of millis to borrow (JJiQnj 134 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a new school maylC^row''^ 
building and originally equipping and furnishing the same, money for 
the town of JNIillis may borrow from time to time, within a ^'^ °° purposes, 
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, Millis muhs School 
School Loan, Act of 1930. Each authorized issue shall con- ^9°^"' ^'* °^ 
stitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not 
more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall 
be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted 
for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year 
when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as 
provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in the 
first paragraph of section seven thereof, as revised by chap- 
ter 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 26, 1930. 

An Act relative to the leasing of tisbury great (JJiav.XZ^ 

POND FOR THE CULTIVATION OF FISH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter five hundred and twenty-nine of the 1910, 529, § 1, 
acts of nineteen hundred and ten, as amended in section one ®'^°' ^""ended. 
by chapter thirty-nine of the General Acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and nineteen, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 
— Section 1 . The division of fisheries and game may in the Division of 
name of the commonwealth lease from time to time, for a gamTmay"'^ 
term not exceeding five years at any one time, the pond lease Tisbury 
known as Tisbury Great pond, in the county of Dukes the cultivation 
County, with the arms, coves and bays connected there- °^ ^^^' 
with, for the purpose of cultivating useful fishes, on such 
terms and conditions as may seem to it expedient; provided. Proviso. 
that nothing herein shall affect the right of any citizen of 
the commonwealth to take fish in said pond or in the waters 
connected therewith by hook and line, according to the laws 
now or hereafter in force relating to the taking of fish by 
hook and line. 

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

Approved March 26, 1930. 



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Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 175, §47, 
etc., amended. 

Purposes of 
incorporation 
of insurance 
companies. 



Kinds of 
business. 

G. L. 175, § 32, 
etc., amended. 



Domestic insur- 
ance companies 
must comply 
with certain 
prerequisites 
before issuing 
policies. 



Chap. 136 An Act providing for the incorporation of life in- 
surance COMPANIES under GENERAL LAW. 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section forty-seven of chapter one hundred 
and seventy-five of the General Laws, as most recently 
amended by section one of chapter one hundred and six of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the following 
paragraph : — 

Sixteenth, To transact life insurance and to make con- 
tracts for the payment of annuities and pure endowments. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and seventy- 
five, as amended in section thirty-two by chapter one 
hundred and ninety 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 32. No domestic company shall make or issue 
any contracts or policies of insurance or annuity or pure 
endowment contracts until it has obtained from the com- 
missioner a certificate, in such form as he may prescribe, 
stating that the company has complied with the conditions 
set forth in this section and all other provisions of law, and 
authorizing it to make or issue such policies or contracts. 
No such certificate shall be issued until the commissioner is 
satisfied, by such examination as he may make and such 
evidence as he may require, that the company has complied 
with the laws of the commonwealth, adopted a proper 
system of accounting, employed a competent accountant 
and a competent and experienced underwriter, and is with- 
out liabihties except such organization expenses as the com- 
missioner shall approve as reasonable, and except, in the 
case of a stock company or a mutual company with a guar- 
anty capital, its liabilities to stockholders for the amount 
paid in for shares of stock, nor, in the case of a life com- 
pany, until he is satisfied, as aforesaid, that the company 
has employed a competent and experienced actuary, and 
that its officers and directors are of good repute and com- 
petent to manage a life company; provided, that if the 
commissioner is of the opinion that the granting of such a 
certificate to a life company would, in any case, be prejudicial 
to the public interest, he may in his discretion refuse to issue 
it. 

Section 3. Section forty-eight of said chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy-five, as most recently amended by section 
one of chapter one hundred and fourteen of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by 



I 



Proviso. 



G. L. 175, § 48 
etc., amended. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 136. 163 

striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof 

the following: — Section ^8. Ten or more persons residents stock insur- 

of this commonwealth may form a stock company (a) to ki^nds o?^'*'^'^^' 

transact the business set forth in any one of the clauses set business. 

forth in section forty-seven, excepting the third, (6) to transact 

the business set forth in the first and eighth clauses thereof, 

(c) to transact the business set forth in the first and second 

clauses thereof, or in the first, second and eighth clauses 

thereof, {d) to transact the business set forth in any two or 

more of the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, 

twelfth and thirteenth clauses thereof, or (e) to transact the 

business set forth in the sixth and sixteenth clauses thereof, 

— and by adding at the end thereof the following new 

paragraph : — 

Under the sixteenth clause, not less than two hundred ^'"itaf stock in 
thousand dollars, or under the sixth and sixteenth clauses as certain cases. 
provided under (e), not less than four hundred thousand 
dollars, together, in either case, with a net cash surplus of not 
less than two hundred thousand dollars, exclusive of said 
capital. 

Section 4. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five g. l. 175, 
is hereby further amended by striking out section forty-eight amended!" 
A, inserted by section six of chapter four hundred and six 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four and as most 
recently amended by section one of chapter two hundred and 
twenty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section ASA. Mutual insur- 

m 01 •ijc.i- 1,1 ance companies, 

ien or more persons, residents 01 this commonwealth, may kinds of 
form a mutual company, (a) to transact the business set business. 
forth in any one of the clauses of section fortj^-seven, except 
the eleventh, fourteenth or fifteenth; (6) to transact the 
business set forth in the first and third, the first and eighth, 
the third and eighth, or in the first, third and eighth clauses; 
(c) to transact the business set forth in the first and second, 
or in the first, second and eighth clauses; (d) to transact the 
business set forth in any two or more of the fourth, fifth, 
sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, twelfth and thirteenth 
clauses thereof; or (e) to transact the business set forth in 
the sixth and sixteenth clauses thereof, except subdivision 
(e) of said sixth clause. 

Section 5. Section forty-nine of said chapter one hun- g.l. 175, §49, 
dred and seventy-five, as most recently amended by section ®*^^' '^"'^"ded. 
three of chapter four hundred and fifty of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by 
striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — 

The name of the corporation shall be subject to approval ^r^ra"/ionat 
by the commissioner and shall contain the word "insurance" formation. 
or "assurance" or, if organized on the mutual plan, the words 
"mutual insurance" or "mutual assurance" or, if organized 
under the fifteenth clause of section forty-seven, the word 
"reinsurance", and, if organized under the sixteenth 
clause of said section forty-seven or under the sixth and 



164 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 136. 



Articles of 
organization, 
approval by 
commissioner. 



G. L. 175, § 51, 
etc., amended. 



Kinds of busi- 
ness which may 
be combined 
by stock 
companies. 



G. L. 175, 
new section 
after § 93D. 



Issue of pol- 
icies by certain 
mutual insur- 
ance companies. 

Guaranty 
capital. 



Dividends. 
Redemption. 



sixteenth clauses thereof, the word "hfe", — and by adding 
at the end thereof the following new paragraph : — 

The commissioner shall not approve the articles of organi- 
zation of a company formed to transact business under the 
sixteenth clause of section forty-seven, or under the sixth 
and sixteenth clauses thereof, until he is satisfied by such 
examination as he may make and such evidence as he may 
require, that the incorporators are of good repute and intend 
in good faith to operate the company. He shall execute a 
certificate of his findings, in such form as he may prescribe, 
which shall be attached to the articles of organization prior 
to the filing thereof with the state secretary. 

Section 6. Section fifty-one of said chapter one hundred 
and seventy-five, as most recently amended by section two 
of chapter one hundred and six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by striking out 
clause (d) and inserting in place thereof the following : — 

(d) The sixth, if authorized to transact life insurance, 
provided it has a paid-up capital of not less than four hun- 
dred thousand dollars and net cash assets over all liabilities, 
computed on the basis fixed by sections nine to twelve, inclu- 
sive, of not less than two hundred thousand dollars, exclusive 
of said capital. 

Section 7. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five 
is hereby further amended by inserting after section ninety- 
three D, added by section ten of chapter two hundred and 
sixty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five 
and as amended by section twelve of chapter two hundred 
and eighty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven, the following new section: — Section 93E. No policy 
shall be issued by a mutual company formed to transact 
business under the sixteenth clause of section forty-seven, 
or under clause (e) of section forty-eight A, until it has es- 
tablished a* fully paid-up guaranty capital of not less than 
two hundred thousand dollars, if it proposes to transact 
business under said sixteenth clause, or four hundred thou- 
sand dollars, if it proposes to transact business under said 
clause (e), together, in either case, with a net cash surplus of 
not less than two hundred thousand dollars, exclusive of said 
guaranty capital. Such guaranty capital shall be divided 
into shares of one hundred dollars each, to be invested as 
provided by this chapter for the investment of the capital 
stock of domestic companies, other than life. Stockholders of 
such guaranty capital and policy holders of such a company 
shall be subject to the same provisions of law relative to their 
right to vote as apply respectively to stockholders in stock 
companies and policy holders in mutual companies. The 
stockholders of such guaranty capital shall be entitled to 
annual dividends, not exceeding ei^ht per cent, payable from 
the net surplus of the company, and such guaranty capital 
shall be redeemed by an appropriation of net surplus for that 
purpose whenever the net surplus, computed on the basis 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 136. 165 

fixed by sections nine to twelve, inclusive, is twice the amount 
of said guaranty capital. 

Section 8. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five, g.l. 175,594, 
as amended in section ninety-four by chapter seventy-seven *''^*'' '^'"'^"'^'^d- 
of the acts of nineteen hunch-ed and twenty-two, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section ninety-four 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 94- ^T^fjif 
Except as provided in section one hundred and thirty-seven, companies'! 
every person insured by a domestic mutual life company shall 
be a member entitled to one vote, and one vote additional i^embera. 
for each five thousand dollars of insurance in excess of the 
first five thousand dollars, and shall be notified of its annual 
meetings by written notice or by an imprint in the form 
prescribed in section seventy-six upon the filing-back, or, 
in case of pohcies on which the premiums are payable monthly 
or oftener, on some other prominent place of each policy, and 
also upon receipts or certificates of renewal. 

Members and shareholders may vote by proxies dated and vote by 
executed within three months and returned and recorded on authorized. 
the books of the company seven days or more before the 
meeting at which they are to be used; but no person shall, 
as attorney or otherwise, cast more than twenty votes, and 
no officer shall, himself or by another, ask for, receive, procure 
to be obtained or use a proxy vote. 

Two thirds of the directors shall always be residents of the Directors. 
commonwealth, and, after the first election, the directors shall 
be chosen by and from the policy holders; provided, that in Proviso. 
case of a company having outstanding a guaranty capital, 
one third of the directors may be chosen by and from the 
stockholders thereof. No person shall be qualified to serve 
as a director after he ceases to be such a policy holder or stock- 
holder, as the case may be. 

The provisions of section sixty shall apply to the officers Qualification 
of every such company. °^ officers. 

Section 9. Section sixty-three of said chapter one hun- g. l. 175, § 63, 
dred and seventy-five, as amended by section three of chapter ''*''■' '^'"^"^^'^' 
two hundred and fifteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one and by section one of chapter two hundred and 
ninety-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"stock" in the first fine the words: — and, in the case of a 
domestic stock life company, the net cash surplus required by 
section forty-eight, — and by inserting after the word 
"capital" in the fourth line the words: — and net cash sur- 
plus as aforesaid, — so that the first paragraph will read as 
follows: — Section 63. The capital stock and, in the case of ^^^^i^f ^nd^net 
a domestic stock life company, the net cash surplus required cash surplus 
by section forty-eight shall be paid in cash within twelve 
months after the date of the charter or certificate of organiza- 
tion, but no certificates of full shares and no policies shall 
be issued until the whole capital and net cash surplus as 
aforesaid is paid in. A majority of the directors shall certify 



of insurance 
companies. 



166 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 137, 138. 



on oath that the money has been paid by the stockholders 
for their respective shares, and that the same is held as the 
capital of the company, invested and to be invested as re- 
quired by this section. Approved March 26, 1930. 



Chap. 137 An Act authorizing the payment of salaries to mem- 
bers OF THE municipal COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATTLE- 
BORO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seventeen of chapter six hundred and 
eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby 
amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Each member of the municipal 
council shall receive in full compensation for his services as 
a member thereof, or of any committee thereof, such salary, 
not exceeding three hundred dollars a year, as may be estab- 
lished by ordinance. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the registered voters of the city of Attleboro at its city 
election in the current year in the form of the following ques- 
tion which shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used 
at said election: — "Shall an act passed by the general court 
in the current year, entitled 'An Act authorizing the pay- 
ment of salaries to members of the municipal council of the 
city of Attleboro', be accepted?" If a majority of the voters 
voting thereon vote in the affirmative in answer to said ques- 
tion, this act shall take effect on the first Tuesday of January, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 26, 1930. 



1914, 680, § 17, 
amended. 



Payment of 
salaries to 
members of 
municipal 
council of city 
of Attleboro. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



C/iaw. 138 An Act relative to the sale of real estate by guardians 

and conservators. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-eight of chapter two hundred 
and one of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at 
the end thereof the following: — Such license and the appli- 
cation therefor shall state whether the ward is married or 
single, — so as to read as follows : — Section 38. He shall 
manage the estate of his ward frugally and without waste, and 
shall, except as otherwise provided, apply the same, so far 
as may be necessary, to the comfortable and suitable main- 
tenance and support of the ward and his family. If the 
income and profits are insufficient for that purpose, he may 
sell the real estate upon obtaining a license therefor, and shall 
apply the proceeds of such sale, so far as may be necessary, 
for the maintenance and support of the ward and his family. 
Such hcense and the application therefor shall state whether 
the ward is married or single. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect September first in 
the current year. Approved March 26, 1930. 



G.L. 201, § 38, 
amended. 



Duties of 
guardians and 
conservators as 
to management 
of ward's 
estate. 



Effective date. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 139, 140. 167 



An Act prohibiting the interruption of traffic upon Chap.lS9 

STATE HIGHWAYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter eighty-five of the General Laws is hereby amended new^secUon 
by inserting after section seventeen the following new sec- ^^^'^r § 17. 
tion: — Section 17 A. Whoever, for the purpose of soliciting Penalty for 
any alms, contribution or subscription or of selling any mer- lraffic"for'cer- 
chandise or ticket of admission to any game, show, exhibition, ^^^^"^^3"^?°^^^ 
fair, ball, entertainment or public gathering, signals a moving highways. 
vehicle on any state highway or causes the stopping of a 
vehicle thereon, or accosts any occupant of a vehicle stopped 
thereon at the direction of a police officer or signal man, or of 
a signal or device for regulating traffic, shall be punished by 
a fine of not more than fifty dollars. 

Approved March 26, 1930. 

An Act relative to the investment by savings banks in Chav.\4!d 

THE stock of national BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Clause seventh of section fifty-four of chapter one hundred ^I; seventh! ^*' 
and sixty-eight of the General Laws, as amended by section etc., amended. 
one of chapter three hundred and fifteen of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Seventh, In the stock of a trust i^^^^stmentb^y 
company incorporated under the laws of and doing business in the stock of 
within this commonwealth, or in the stock of a national and°trust'''"''" 
banking association located in the New England states and ''^f^^^^l^ 
incorporated under the authority of the United States, which 
has paid dividends of not less than four per cent thereon in 
cash in each of the five years next preceding the date of such 
investment and the amount of whose surplus 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 invest- 
ment stock of such companies and associations having an 
aggregate initial cost in excess of fifteen per cent of the de- 
posits of such savings bank, or stock of any one such com- 
pany or association having an initial cost in excess of one 
per cent of the deposits aforesaid, except that in the event Consolidation 
of the consohdation or merger of such companies or associa- 
tions or of one or more such companies with one or more such 
associations the amount of stock of the consolidated or 
absorbing company or association which may be held under 
authority hereof may be in excess of one per cent but not in 
excess of two per cent of the deposits aforesaid, provided the Proviso, 
stock so held is acquired in exchange for stock of the consoli- 
dating or merging companies or associations which is owned 
by such savings bank at the time of consolidation or merger. 

Approved March 26, 1930. 



168 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 141, 142. 



Chap. 14:1 An Act relative to notices of intention and certifi- 
cates OF MARRIAGE. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section nineteen of chapter two hundred and seven of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following new sentence : — In computing the five day 
period specified in this section and in determining the fifth 
day referred to in section twenty-eight, Sundays and holidays 
shall be counted, — so as to read as follows: — Section 19. 
Persons intending to be joined in marriage in the common- 
wealth shall, not less than five days before their marriage, 
cause notice of their intention to be filed in the office of the 
clerk or registrar of the town where each of them dwells, or, 
if they do not dwell within the commonwealth, in the office 
of the clerk or registrar of the town where they propose to 
have the marriage solemnized. In computing the five day 
period specified in this section and in determining the fifth 
day referred to in section twenty-eight, Sundays and holidays 
shall be counted. Ay-proved March 26, 1930. 



G. L. 207, § 19, 
amended. 



Notice of 
intention of 
marriage to be 
filed five days 
in advance. 



C/iap.l42 An Act providing for representation of the municipal 
court of the city of boston on the judicial council. 



G. L. 221, 

§34A, 

amended. 



Judicial 
council, 
establishment, 
purposes, etc. 



Membership. 



Terms of 

governor's 

appointees. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-four A 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, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "him" 
in the twelfth line the words: — ; the chief justice of the 
municipal court of the city of Boston or some other justice 
or former justice of that court appointed from time to time 
by him, — so as to read as follows: — Section 34A. There 
shall be a judicial council for the continuous study of the 
organization, rules and methods of procedure and practice 
of the judicial sj'^stem of the commonwealth, the work ac- 
complished, and the results produced by that system and 
its various parts. Said council shall be composed of the chief 
justice of the supreme judicial court or some other justice or 
former justice of that court appointed from time to time by 
him; the chief justice of the superior court or some other 
justice or former justice of that court appointed from time 
to time by him; the judge of the land court or some other 
judge or former judge of that court appointed from time to 
time by him; the chief justice of the municipal court of the 
city of Boston or some other justice or former justice of that 
court appointed from time to time by him; one judge of a 
probate court in the commonwealth and one justice of a 
district court in the commonwealth and not more than four 
members of the bar all to be appointed by the governor, with 
the advice and consent of the executive council. The appoint- 
ments by the governor shall be for such periods, not exceeding 
four years, as he shall determine. 

Approved March 26, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. —Chap. 143. 169 



An Act providing for local option relative to the car- Chav 143 

RYING ON OF THE BUSINESS OF BOOTBLACK ON THE LORd's 
DAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter one hundred and thirtj^-six of the g. l. 136, § 6, 
General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter one ^tc, amended. 
hundred and eighteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word "forenoon" in the sixty-third line the words: — 
, unless prohibited in a city or town by ordinance or by-law, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 6. The preceding Certain busi- 
section shall not prohibit the manufacture and distribution prohibited on 
of steam, gas or electricity for illuminating purposes, heat Lord's day. 
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 
prescription of a physician, or mechanical appliances used by 
physicians 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 ever}' 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 hcensed 
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; the retail sale of ice 
cream, soda water and confectionery by licensed innholders 
and druggists, and by such licensed common victuallers as 
are not also licensed to sell certain non-intoxicating bever- 
ages, 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 in- 
toxicating liquors, which meals are cooked on the premises 
but are not to be consumed thereon; the operation of motor 
vehicles; the sale of gasoline and oil for use, and the retail 
sale of accessories for immediate 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 
estabhshed 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 publication of newspapers, or the sale and dehvery 
thereof; the wholesale or retail sale and delivery of milk, or 



170 Acts, 1930. — Chap. 144. 

Certain busi- h^q transportation thereof, or the dehvery of ice cream; the 
prohibited on making of buttcr and cheese; the keeping open of pubHc 
Lord's day. j^^^j^ houscs; the making or selh'ng by bakers or their em- 
ployees, 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 after- 
noon 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 conscien- 
tiously believes 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, unless prohibited in a city or 
town by ordinance or by-law; the digging of clams; the 
icing and dressing of fish; the cultivation of land, and the 
raising, harvesting, conserving and transporting of agricul- 
tural products during the existence of war between the United 
States and any other nation and until the first day of Janu- 
ary following the termination thereof; the sale of catalogues 
of pictures and other works of art in exhibitions held by 
societies organized for the purpose of promoting education 
in the fine arts or the exposure 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 26, 1930. 



C/iai).144 An Act relative to the appointment of third special 

JUSTICES FOR certain DISTRICT COURTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

rtc ^amended Sectiou six of chapter two hundred and eighteen of the 
General Laws, as amended by section two of chapter two 
hundred and twenty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four and by section one of chapter eighty-eight 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end of the first paragraph 
the following : — ; provided, that the governor may appoint 
a third special justice for any such other district court the 
judicial district of which has, according to the national or 
state census last preceding, a population of one hundred 
thousand or more, — so that said paragraph will read as 
^i^stncj; court f qUows : — Scction 6. The district court of Nantucket shall 
special justices, cousist of ouc justicc and one special justice. The central 
district court of Worcester, the district court of southern 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 145, 146. 171 

Essex, the district court of Lawrence and the district court of 
Springfield shall consist of one justice and three special 
justices. Each of the other district courts, except the munic- 
ipal court of the city of Boston, shall consist of one justice 
and two special justices; provided, that the governor may proviso. 
appoint a third special justice for any such other district 
court the judicial district of which has, according to the 
national or state census last preceding, a population of one 
hundred thousand or more. Approved March 26, 1930. 

An Act further extending the corporate existence ni.f^^ 14^ 

OF THE BROCKTON CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION FOR THE ^* 

PURPOSE OF CONVEYING CERTAIN REAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter sixty-seven of the acts 1928, 67, § 1, 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight is hereby amended by 
striking out, in the fourth line, the word "two" and inserting 
in place thereof the word : — seven, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 1 . The corporation heretofore known as corporate 
Brockton Co-operative Association, dissolved by chapter Brockton"^ 
three hundred and sixty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred Co-operative 
and eleven, is hereby revived and continued for the period of purpos"eoTcon'^ 
seven years from the effective date of this act for the sole J^^u'es^tate*^"^ 
purpose of selling and conveying title to a certain tract of extended. ' 
land with the buildings thereon and privileges appurtenant 
thereto, situated in the city of Brockton, and distributing the 
proceeds of said sale among creditors and stockholders en- 
titled thereto. 

Section 2. This act shall be operative as of March first, when 
nineteen hundred and thirty. Approved March 26, 1930. 



amended. 



operative. 



An Act relative to the plumbing laws of the city of (Jhnj) 14A 

boston. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and twenty-one of I^J'.J'Sso, 
chapter five hundred and fifty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and seven is hereby amended by striking out the last para- 
graph of the subdivision appearing under the heading ''Cast 
Iron Pipes, etc." and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing:— 

All joints shall be made with picked oakum and molten Cast iron 
lead run full, and be made gas tight. Threaded joints may p^p^- Jo^i^ts. 
be used on cast iron pipe when above ground, with the ap- 
proval of the building commissioner. No cement joints nor 
connections between iron and cement or tile pipe or brick 
drains shall be made within any building. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and twenty-two of said i^o/,; sso. 
chapter five hundred and fifty, as amended by section twenty- amend^ed.' 
five of chapter four hundred and sixty-two of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further 



172 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 147, 148. 



Drain pipes, 
etc. 



amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in 
place thereof the following : — 

Drain, waste and connecting ventilation pipes, vents and 
back air pipes shall be of sufficient size, and made of extra 
heavy cast iron pipe if under ground, and if above ground 
shall be made of extra heavy cast iron, of galvanized wrought 
iron of standard weight, of not less than number thirteen 
Stubbs gauge brass pipe within the building, or of such other 
material as the building commissioner may approve, except 
that lead pipes may be used for short connections exposed to 
Cast iron drains shall extend not less than ten feet 



view. 



from the inside face of the wall beyond and away from the 
building. Approved March 26, 1930. 



Construction 
of fish ways on 
Parker river in 
Essex county. 



Chap. 147 An Act relative to the construction of fish ways on 

THE PARKER RIVER IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX. 

Be it enacted, etc. , as follows: 

For the purpose of constructing fish ways on the Parker 
river, in the county of Essex, under the provisions of sections 
nineteen and twenty of chapter one hundred and thirty of the 
General Laws, the director of the division of fisheries and 
game of the department of conservation may expend such 
sum, not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars, as may be 
appropriated by the general court. Such fish ways shall be 
constructed at such points on said river as the said director 
may, after hearing, determine. Approved March 26, 1930. 



G. L. 33, § 145, 
etc., amended. 



C/iap.l48 An Act to provide annual allowances for uniforms to 

WARRANT officers OF THE NATIONAL GUARD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and forty-five of chapter 
thirty-three of the General Laws, as appearing in chapter 
four hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four and as amended by section one of chapter 
three hundred and seventy-three of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by striking out 
paragraph (d) and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
(d) There shall be allowed and paid by the commonwealth, 
as of April first in each year, to each commissioned officer, 
and to each warrant officer, who served as such for the year 
preceding said date, or for a part thereof, a sum for uniform 
allowance computed at the rate of thirty-five dollars for the 
full year, upon the approval of the adjutant general and of 
the intermediate commanders in the chain of command and 
upon their certification that such commissioned officer, or 
such warrant officer, has served for the whole or a specified 
part of said year and during such service has provided himself 
with the equipment required by the regulations. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of April first of 
the current year. Approved March 26, 1930. 



Annual allow- 
ances to com- 
missioned and 
warrant officers 
of national 
guard for 
uniforms. 



Effective date. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 149, 150, 151. 173 

An Act relative to the display of the national flag at QJidy \AQ 

POLLING PLACES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter fifty-four of the General Laws is hereby amended ^eJ'section 
by inserting after section twenty-five the following new after § 25. 
section: — Section 25 A. In any city or town which accepts Display of 
this section by vote of its city council or selectmen, the na- "lilff,""' |!fe|g"* 
tional flag shall be displayed at each polling place during the 
hours when voting is taking place thereat. 

Approved March 26, 1930. 

An Act relative to certain lines, poles and other Qhn^ i^n 
equipment of the electric light department op the * 

town of braintree. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All lines for the transmission of electricity for Location of 
light, heat or power, heretofore acquired or constructed by po1eyand"other 
the electric light department of the town of Braintree upon, equipment of 
along, over or under the public ways jind places of said town, de%rtm!fnt 
and the poles, piers, abutments, conduits and other fixtures Bra?ntree! 
necessary to sustain or protect the wires of said lines, and validated! 
in actual use on the effective date of this act, are hereby made 
lawful notwithstanding the lack of any valid locations there- 
tor or any informality in the proceedings relative to their 
location and erection; provided, that said department shall, ^^viso. 
not later than the first day of July in the current year, file 
with the town clerk a map or maps showing in detail the 
location and nature of the said lines, structures and fixtures; 
such map or maps to be recorded and kept with the records 
of original locations for poles and wires in said town. 

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

Approved March 27, 1980. 

An Act relative to the powers of the newton police (Jhav 151 
benefit association, incorporated. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and 1907,339,51, 
thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and seven is ^™^° 
hereby amended by striking out, in the sixth line, the word 
"two" and inserting in place thereof the word: — five, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . The Newton Police Newton Poiice 
Benefit Association, Incorporated, a corporation duly estab- daton*i incor- 
lished by law, is hereby authorized, acting by its board of porated, may 
directors, to pay or cause to be paid from its special fund to benefits. 
any member in good standing, upon the death of his wife, 
the sum of five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved March 27, 1930. 



174 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 152. 



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



District courts, 
assistant clerks, 
appointment, 
etc. 



Chap. 152 An Act establishing the office of second assistant 
clerk in the municipal court of the dorchester 
district. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section ten of chapter two hundred and 
eighteen of the General Laws, as most recently amended by 
section one of chapter two hundred and fifty-four of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "district" the first time 
it appears in the nineteenth line, the words: — , the munic- 
ipal court of the Dorchester district, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 10. The clerk of a district court may, 
subject to the approval of the justice, appoint one or more 
assistant clerks, who shall be removable at his pleasure or 
at the pleasure of the court, for whose official acts the clerk 
shall be responsible and who shall be paid by him unless 
salaries payable by the county are authorized in this section 
or in section fifty-three. Assistant clerks with salaries pay- 
able by the county may be appointed in the central district 
court of northern Essex, the municipal court of the Charles- 
town 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 munic- 
ipal court of the Charlestown district, the municipal court of 
the Dorchester 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 commis- 
sioners, 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 acceptance 
during the current year by vote of the city council of the city 
of Boston, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not 
otherwise. Approved March 27, 1930. 



Second assist- 
ant clerks, 
appointment, 
etc. 



Third assistant 
clerks, appoint- 
ment, etc. 



Submission to 
city council of 
city of Boston. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 153, 154, 155. 175 



An Act relative to decrees of probate courts chang- QJiaj) 153 

ING the names of PERSONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and ten of the Gen- g. l. 210, § 13, 
eral Laws is hereby amended by striking out section thirteen '^'nended. 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 13. Public notice 
The court shall, before decreeing a change of name, require change of'name 
public notice of the petition to be given, and any person "^ person. 
may be heard thereon, and, upon entry of a decree, the Certificate. 
court may grant a certificate under the seal of the court, of 
the name which the person is to bear, which shall thereafter 
be his legal name. 

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

Approved March 29, 1930. 



An Act relative to recognizances for appearance Qhav 154 

BEFORE CERTAIN DISTRICT COURTS. ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-five of chapter two hundred g- l. 276, § 65, 
and seventy-six of the General Laws is hereby amended by ^^^'^ ^ 
adding at the end thereof the following new sentence : — 
A recognizance of a person held to answer to a complaint Condition of 
before a district court which is required by law to sit in applTrancr ^""^ 
more than one municipality may, with his consent or at his before certain 

, -I !•,• J r 1 • X J.1 J -J J • district courts. 

request, be conditioned tor his appearance at the next sitting 
of the court at any one of said municipahties. 

Section 2. This act shall become operative on Sep- when 
tember first of the current year. operative. 

Approved March 29, 1930. 



Chap. 155 



An Act to protect property rights in registered 
bottles and other containers. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eighteen of chapter one hundred and ten of the g. l. ho, i i8, 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting before the amended.' 
word "owner" in the first and sixth fines the word: — 
registered, — and by inserting after the word "owner" in 
the sixth fine the words: — ; provided, that making a money 
charge or requiring the deposit of a sum of money under an 
agreement to refund the same upon the redelivery of the 
vessel shall not constitute a purchase thereof, within the 
meaning of this section, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 18. No person, without the written consent of the unlawful use 
registered owner thereof, shall fill with a beverage with of registered 
intent to sell the same any vessel registered under the pre- 
ceding section, or change in any way, or conceal any name 
or the word "registered" thereon, or buy, sell, traffic in or 



176 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 156, 157. 



Proviso. 



Penalty. 



dispose of any such vessel. This section shall not apply to 
vessels purchased from the registered owner; provided, that 
making a money charge or requiring the deposit of a sum of 
money under an agreement to refund the same upon the 
redelivery of the vessel shall not constitute a purchase 
thereof, within the meaning of this section. Violation of 
any provision of this section shall for the first offence be 
punished by a fine of not less than fifty cents for each vessel 
in respect to which the violation occurs or by imprisonment 
for not less than ten days nor more than one year, or both, 
and for each subsequent offence by a fine of not less than 
one nor more than five dollars for each such vessel or by 
imprisonment for not less than twenty days nor more than 
one year. A'p'proved March 29, 1930. 



Chap. 156 An Act authorizing the city of lynn to pay a certain 

CLAIM FOR BLEACHERS FURNISHED FOR ITS STADIUM. 



City of Lynn 
may pay a 
certain claim 
for bleachers 
furnished for 
its stadium. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn may appropriate a sum 
not exceeding sixty-three hundred and sixteen dollars and 
forty-five cents and may, with the approval of the mayor of 
said city and of its stadium commission, expend the same, 
or any part thereof, in the payment and discharge of a 
certain claim of the R. A. Fife Corporation for certain 
bleachers furnished for the Lynn stadium, so-called, on or 
about the first day of October, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine; said bleachers having been furnished to said city at 
the instance of said commission without compliance with 
sections thirty-nine and forty of chapter three hundred 
and forty of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and 
seventeen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, 
during the current y€ar, by vote of the city council of said 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not other- 
wise. Approved March 29, 1930. 



Chap. 157 An Act relative to the service of state and municipal 

EMPLOYEES IN THE ORGANIZED MILITIA, IN THE ORGAN- 
IZED RESERVE OF THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES OR 
IN THE UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE FORCES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-three of the General Laws, as appearing 
in chapter four hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out section sixty-seven and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 67. Any person in the service of 
the commonwealth, or of a city or town which, by vote of 
its city council or of its inhabitants at a town meeting, ac- 
cepts this section, shall be entitled, during the time of his 
service in the organized mihtia, under sections seventeen, 



G. L. 33, § 67, 
amended. 



No loss of pay 
or vacation to 
certain state 
and municipal 
employees in 
the organized 
militia, in the 
organized 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 158, 159. 177 

twenty-five, twenty-six, one hundred and twenty-three and If^y^'^^ ^ 
one hundred and eighty-one, or during his annual tour of of the "™^ 
duty, not exceeding fifteen days, as a member of the organ- ^/in'^the*'''*^^ 
ized reserve of the army of the United States or of the ^'^'.'J^ f^'^t*'^ 
United States naval reserve forces, to receive pay therefor, forces. 
without loss of his ordinary- remuneration as an employee 
or official of the commonwealth, or of such city or town, and 
shall also be entitled to the same leaves of absence or vaca- 
tion with paj^ given to other like employees or officials. 

Approved March 29, 1930. 

An Act providing for the granting to certain teachers fhrin^ i kq 

IN THE state normal SCHOOLS OF LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR ^' 
STUDY OR RESEARCH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter seventy-three of the General Laws is hereby o. l. 73, 
amended by inserting after section four the following new afterT4.^°° 
section: — Section 4^.. A teacher in a state normal school certain 
who has served as such in the state normal schools for at teachers in the 

1 , ri J • 1 • ■ c 1 state normal 

least seven years alter entermg such service or, if a leave schools may be 

of absence has previously been granted to him hereunder, f tfsence fe^^ °^ 

after the termination of the last such leave may, upon study or 

written recommendation of the principal of the school ^^^^'^'^ 

wherein he is employed, be granted by the commissioner of 

education a leave of absence, for study and research, for a 

period of one year at half pay or for a period of a half year 

at full pay for such period; provided, that prior to the grant- Proviso. 

ing of such leave said teacher shall enter into a written 

agreement with the department that upon the termination 

of such leave he will return to the state normal school service 

and serve as a teacher in the same or another state normal 

school for a period equal to twice the length of such leave 

and that, in default of completing such service, he will 

refund to the commonwealth, unless excused therefrom by 

the department for reasons satisfactory to it, an amount 

equal to such proportion of the salary received by him while 

on leave as the amount of service not actually rendered as 

agreed bears to the whole amount of service agreed to be 

rendered. Approved March 29, 1930. 

An Act clarifying the laws relative to the payment Phnr) 1 S9 
OF w^orkmen's compensation AS affecting their ^ * 

application to a certain class of workmen. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seventy-four of chapter one hundred and fifty- g. l. 152, § 74, 
two of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting amended, 
after the word "profit" in the sixth line the following new 
sentence : — Said sections shall not apply to inmates of 
institutions performing labor under sections forty-eight to 
seventy-eight, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and twenty- 



178 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 160, 161. 



Application of sevGii, — SO ES to read as follows : — Section 74- Sections 
§§69 to 75, sixty-nine to seventy-five, inclusive, shall apply to all 
inclusive. laborcrs, workmen and mechanics in the service of the 

commonwealth or of such county, city, town or district 
under any employment or contract of hire, expressed or im- 
plied, oral or written, including those employed in work done 
in performance of governmental duties as well as those em- 
ployed in municipal enterprises conducted for gain or profit. 
to°certSn°^^'^ Said scctions shall not apply to inmates of institutions per- 
ciassof forming labor under sections forty-eight to seventy-eight, 

inclusive, of chapter one hundred and twenty-seven. For 
the purposes of said sections all laborers, workmen and 
mechanics paid by the commonwealth, but serving under 
boards or commissions exercising powers within defined 
districts, shall be deemed to be in the service of the com- 
monwealth. Approved March 29, 1930. 



workmen. 



C/iap. 160 An Act relative to appointments to the regular 

POLICE forces in CERTAIN CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-one of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by inserting after section twenty the following new section: 
— Section 20 A. In each city and town subject to section 
twenty in which there has been established a reserve police 
force, appointments to the regular force shall be made by 
the appointing authority upon certification by the commis- 
sioner from the list of members of the reserve police force 
in accordance with the rules of the board, except that the 
basis of certification shall be the order of appointment to the 
reserve force. Approved March 31, 1930. 



G. L. 31, 

new section 
after § 20. 

Appointments 
to regular 
police forces in 
certain cities 
and towns to 
be made from 
list of mem- 
bers of reserve 
police force. 



C/iax). 161 An Act conferring upon certain army nurses in the 

PUBLIC service the RETIREMENT RIGHTS NOW ENJOYED 
BY CERTAIN VETERANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-two of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by inserting after section sixty, under the heading ARMY 
NURSES, the following new section: — Section 60 A. A 
person who has served as an army nurse in the Spanish war 
or Philippine insurrection between April twenty-first, 
eighteen hundred and ninety-eight and July fourth, nine- 
teen hundred and two, or in the world war between April 
sixth, nineteen hundred and seventeen and November 
eleventh, nineteen hundred and eighteen, and has been 
honorably discharged from such service or released from 
active duty therein, and who is in the service of the com- 
monwealth, or who is in the service of any city, town or 
district which by its retiring authority, as defined in section 
fifty-nine, has accepted the provisions of sections fifty-six 
to fifty-nine, inclusive, and shall hereafter accept the pro- 



G. L. 32, 
new section 
after § 60. 

Certain army 
nurses in 
public service 
to have retire- 
ment rights 
now enjoyed 
by certain 
veterans. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 162, 163. 179 

visions of this section, shall have and enjoy the same rights 
and privileges of retirement as are conferred by said sections 
fifty-six to fiftj^-nine, inclusive, upon veterans, as defined 
in section fifty-six, who are in such public service. 

Approved March SI, 1930. 



An Act relative to obscene literature. Chav. 162 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and seventy-two of the General ^mmdll' ^ ^^' 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section twenty- 
eight and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section Penalty for 
28. Whoever imports, prints, publishes, sells or distributes fafe,^etc°"o7 
a book, pamphlet, ballad, printed paper or other thing obscene iiter- 
which is obscene, indecent or impure, or manifestly tends 
to corrupt the morals of youth, or an obscene, indecent or 
impure print, picture, figure, image or description, mani- 
festly tending to corrupt the morals of youth, or introduces 
into a family, school or place of education, or buys, pro- 
cures, receives or has in his possession any such book, 
pamphlet, ballad, printed paper, obscene, indecent or im- 
pure print, picture, figure, image or other thing, either for 
the purpose of sale, exhibition, loan or circulation or with 
intent to introduce the same into a family, school or place of 
education, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more 
than two years or by a fine of not less than one hundred nor 
more than one thousand dollars, or both. 

Approved March 31, 1930. 



An Act to provide necessary accommodations for the ni^fj^ i aq 

THIRD district COURT OF EASTERN MIDDLESEX. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing court house Middlesex 
accommodations and facilities in the city of Cambridge for mis^oneTmay 
the third district court of Eastern Middlesex, the county provide neces- 
commissioners of Middlesex county may erect on land now modalipn^for 
owned by the county a suitable building for the purposes court of '^""^ 
aforesaid, and may equip and furnish the same. wdir 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the treasurer of ' 
said county, with the approval of the county commissioners, urer"nmy'^b?)r'- 
may borrow from time to time, on the credit of the county, [saue'bond^', etc. 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, three hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds 
or notes of the county therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Middlesex County — Third District Court Middies^c 
of Eastern Middlesex Court House Loan, Act of 1930. Each Thh-d^istnct 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such ^rn^MiddbsIx" 
loans shall be payable in not more than ten years from their Court House 
dates. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the treasurer otmo. '^ 
of the county and countersigned by a majority of the county 



180 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 164. 



May issue 
temporary 
notes, etc. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



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 incurred under this 
act shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter 
thirty-five of the General Laws. 

Section 3. The county treasurer, with the approval of 
the commissioners, may issue temporary notes of the county, 
payable in not more than one year from their dates, in an- 
ticipation of the issue of serial bonds or notes under the 
preceding section, but the time within which such serial 
bonds or notes shall become due and payable shall not, by 
reason of such temporary notes, be extended beyond the 
time fixed by said section. Any notes issued in antici- 
pation of the serial bonds or notes shall be paid from the 
proceeds thereof. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by the county commissioners 
of said county, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 31, 1930. 



C/iai). 164 An Act to authorize cities and towns to appropriate 

MONEY TO PROVIDE PUBLIC LANDING PLACES AND MAINTAIN 
DOCKS, PIERS, WHARVES, BUILDINGS AND APPURTENANCES 
THERETO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter eighty-eight of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section fourteen and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 14- The city council 
or board of selectmen may, upon petition in writing by ten 
or more voters of the city or town, lay out or alter common 
landing places therein which shall not, where the tide ebbs 
and flows, extend below low water mark; and all the pro- 
visions of law relating to the laying out and alteration of 
town ways shall apply to the laying out and alteration of 
common landing places. Any person who is damaged in 
his property by such laying out and alteration may recover 
his damages under chapter seventy-nine. A city or town 
may erect on any such common landing place structures 
which may extend beyond low water mark, subject to the 
provisions of chapter ninety-one, and may maintain the same. 
The city council or board of selectmen may make rules and 
regulations governing the operation and use of said struc- 
tures, and may appoint a custodian thereof and fix his 
salary, or it may, on behalf of the city or town, lease said 
structures. Approved April 1, 1930. 



G. L. 88, § 14, 
amended. 

Cities and 
towns may 
lay out or 
alter common 
landing places, 
etc. 



Recovery of 
damages, etc. 

May erect 
structures, etc. 



Rules and regu- 
lations, etc. 



Acts, 1930. —Chaps. 165, 166, 167. 181 



An Act further increasing the amount of real and (Jjidj) 165 

PERSONAL PROPERTY THAT MAY LAWFULLY BE HELD BY 
THE TRUSTEES OF GROTON SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter ninety-four of the acts of eighteen 1803, 94, § 3, 
hundred and ninety-three, as amended by section one of ^*''- «^'n«"'^«d- 
chapter two hundred and eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and three, by section one of chapter ninety-two of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, by chapter two hun- 
dred and sixty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty 
and by chapter thirty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twentj^-seven, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the twelfth Hne, the word "five" and inserting in 
place thereof the word : — twelve, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 3. Said corporation is hereby authorized Qjoton^s°hooi 
to take and receive by gift, grant, bequest, devise or other- may receive 
wise, any lands, tenements or other estate, real or personal, and person^/ 
to have and to hold the same upon the terms and for the estate. 
purposes specified in the declaration of trust aforesaid; and 
also upon such terms and for such purposes and trusts 
as may be expressed in any deed or instrument of convey- 
ance or gift made to said corporation: provided, the same Provisos. 
shall not be inconsistent with the terms and purposes of 
the declaration of trust aforesaid, made and declared by 
said trustees; and provided, the real and personal estate 
held by said corporation shall not exceed in value twelve 
million dollars. Approved April 1, 1930. 

An Act authorizing the cape cod trust company to (7/iap.l66 

MAINTAIN A BRANCH OFFICE IN THE TOWN OF ORLEANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Cape Cod Trust Company, of Harwich, ^^P^^^gj^j^. 
may, subject to the approval of the board of bank incorpo- pany may 
ration, maintain a branch office in the town of Orleans. bi-anch'office 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, j^'^.f^^^"^ 

Approved April 2, 1930. 

An Act repealing the provisions of law subjecting Cha7).lQ7 

THE appointment OF DEPARTMENT HEADS AND OTHERS 

in the city of boston to approval by the civil service 
commission. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section ten of chapter four hundred and afamel^dld!"' 
eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, as and § 11, 
amended by section one of chapter five hundred and fifty ''^p^'' • 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twelve, and section 
eleven of said chapter four hundred and eighty-six are hereby 
repealed. 



182 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 168, 169. 



G. L. 31, § 2, 
amended. 



Certain duties 
of board. 



Section 2. Section two of chapter thirty-one of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out all after 
the word "commissioner" in the third and fourth lines, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 2. In addition to other 
duties imposed by this chapter and chapter thirteen, the 
board shall hear and decide all appeals taken by an appli- 
cant, eligible person or appointee from any decision of the 
commissioner. 

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

Approved April 2, 1930. 



Chap.lQS An Act authorizing the city of boston to establish 

AND MAINTAIN AN OFFICIAL THOROUGHFARE PLAN. 



Mayor of city 
of Boston may 
adopt an offi- 
cial thorough- 
fare plan, etc. 



Public hear- 
ing, etc. 



Submission of 
general plan 
before laying 
out of major 
traffic street, 
etc. 



No action in 
case of disap- 
proval, un- 
less, etc. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The mayor of the city of Boston, after re- 
ceipt from the city planning board, the board of street 
commissioners and the board of park commissioners of said 
city of their recommendations and proposals therefor, may 
adopt an official thoroughfare plan, designed to include a 
system of major traffic streets, express roads and major 
traffic parkways, to meet future as well as present traffic 
needs in so far as they may be reasonably determined. 
Before submitting any such recommendations or proposals, 
said boards sitting jointly shall hold a public hearing thereon. 
Such plan may be amended from time to time, after pubhc 
notice and hearing, by said three boards sitting jointly, 
with the approval of the mayor. 

Section 2. After the adoption of an official thoroughfare 
plan, as authorized by section one, no major traffic street, 
express road or major traffic parkway shall be laid out or 
constructed until a general plan therefor has been submitted 
to each of said boards, which shall have a reasonable time, 
not less than thirty days, within which to consider and 
report thereupon. If any such board in any such report 
disapproves of any feature or portion of such general plan, 
no action shall be taken thereunder unless and until such 
feature or portion receives the express approval of the mayor, 
after consideration by him of the objections of said board. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter, bilt not otherwise. 

Approved April 2, 19S0. 



Chap.lQ9 An Act relative to correcting, amending or supple- 
menting birth records of illegitimate children who 
have acquired new names by judicial decree, and 
relative to other records of vital statistics. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sc^km^ndld Chapter forty-six of the General Laws, as amended in 
section thirteen by section two of chapter two hundred and 
eighty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 169. 183 

is hereby further amended by striking out said section thir- 
teen and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section Records re^ 
13. If the record relating to a birth, marriage or death docs marmges^lnd^' 
not contain all the required facts, or if it is claimed that the deaths, cor- 
facts are not correctly'- stated therein, the town clerk shall receipt ofaN 
receive an affidavit containing the facts required for record, ^davits, etc. 
if made by a person required by law to furnish the informa- 
tion for the original record, or, at the discretion of the town 
clerk, by credible persons having knowledge of the case. 

If a person shall have acquired the status of a legitimate Birth records 
child by the intermarriage of his parents and the acknowledg- fegHi^a'tlzed 
ment of his father, as provided in section seven of chapter t>y inter- 
one hundred and ninety, the record of his birth shall be theirplrents, 
amended or supplemented as hereinafter provided so as to ment!™tc"*^" 
read, in all respects, as if such person had been reported for 
record as born to such parents in lawful wedlock. For such 
purpose, the town clerk shall, if satisfied as to the identity 
of the persons and the facts, receive an affidavit executed by 
the parents or by either if the other is dead, setting forth the 
material facts. Unless such intermarriage is recorded in the 
records in the custody of such clerk, such affidavit shall be 
accompanied by a certified copy of the record thereof. 

If a person of illegitimate birth shall have acquired a new illegitimate 
name by judicial decree, the town clerk shall receive a certi- qufrlngVew 

fied copy of such decree. names by judi- 

He shall file any affidavit, certified copy of such decree or ^^ '^"^^' 
copy of record submitted under this section and record it in recording of 
a separate book kept therefor, with the name and residence of ^^^davits. 
the deponent or the facts of such decree and the date of the 
original record, and shall thereupon draw a line through any 
statement, or statements, sought to be corrected or amended 
in the original record, without erasing them, shall enter upon 
the original record the facts required to correct, amend or 
supplement the same in accordance with such affidavit or 
decree, and forthwith, if a copy of the record has been sent state secretary 
to the state secretary, shall forward to the state secretary a of Ifcoid ''"^^ 
certified copy of the corrected, amended or supplemented corrected, etc. 
record upon blanks to be provided by him, and the state 
secretary shall thereupon correct, amend or supplement the 
record in his office. Reference to the record of the affidavit 
or such decree shall be made by the clerk on the margin of 
the original record. If the clerk furnishes a copy of such Certification of 
record, he shall, except upon proper judicial order, or unless Jl^tedf etl^Tn 
otherwise requested by a person seeking his own birth record furnishing of 

1 1 II- £c • 1 J J.- • xi • • e copies thereof. 

or by a person whose pubhc official duties, m the opinion of 

the clerk, entitle him to the information contained therein, 

certify to the facts contained therein as corrected, amended 

or supplemented, and shall state that the certificate is issued 

under this section, a copy of which shall be printed on every 

such certificate. Such affidavit, or a certified copy of the Affidavits, etc., 

record of any other town or of a written statement made at records! l°c. 

the time by any person since deceased required by law to 

furnish evidence thereof, may, in the discretion of the clerk. 



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be made the basis for the record of a birth, marriage or death 
not previously recorded, and such copy of record may also 
be made the basis for completing the record of a birth, 
marriage or death not containing all the required facts. 

Approved April 2, 1930. 



Chap A70 An Act requiring the registration of foreign chari- 
table CORPORATIONS BEFORE ACTING IN THE COMMON- 
WEALTH, AND RELATIVE TO REPORTS BY SUCH CORPORATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twelve of chapter one hundred and 
eighty of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "corporation" in the first hne, the words: — 
incorporated in this commonwealth, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 12. A charitable corporation incorporated 
in this commonwealth whose personal property is exempt 
from taxation shall annually, on or before November first, 
make to the department of public welfare a written report 
for its last financial year, showing its property, its receipts 
and expenditures, the whole number and the average number 
of its beneficiaries and such other information as the depart- 
ment requires. If any corporation subject to this section 
fails for two successive years to file said report, the supreme 
judicial court, upon apphcation by the department, after 
notice and hearing, may decree a dissolution of the cor- 
poration. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and eighty is 
hereby amended by inserting after section twelve the follow- 
ing new section: — Section 12 A. A charitable corporation 
estabhshed, organized or chartered under laws other than 
those of the commonwealth, except the Grand Army of the 
Republic, the United Spanish War Veterans, The American 
Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United 
States, shall, before engaging in charitable work or raising 
funds in the commonwealth, file with the department of 
public welfare a copy of its charter, articles or certificate of 
incorporation, certified under the seal of the state or country 
where such corporation is incorporated, by the secretary of 
state thereof or by the officer having charge of the original 
record therein, and a true copy of its constitution and by- 
laws, and shall also file with the department such other infor- 
mation as may from time to time be required by it. Such 
a corporation shall annually, on or before November first, 
make to said department a written report such as is required 
by section twelve to be made by charitable corporations 
subject thereto. Every officer of such a corporation which 
fails to comply with the requirements of this section who 
authorizes or transacts, and every agent of such a corporation 
who transacts, business in behalf of such corporation in this 
commonwealth, shall be punished by a fine of not inore than 
five hundred dollars. Upon an information in equity in the 
name of the attorney general at the relation of the commis- 



G. L. 180, § 12, 
amended. 



Annual re- 
ports to de- 
partment of 
public welfare 
by certain 
charitable cor- 
porations in- 
corporated in 
this com- 
monwealth. 



Decree of dis- 
solution upon 
failure to 
file, etc. 



G. L. 180, new 
section 
after § 12. 

Foreign chari- 
table corpora- 
tions to file 
certified copy 
of charter, etc., 
with depart- 
ment of public 
welfare before 
acting in com- 
monwealth. 



Annual reports. 



Penalty for 
failure to com- 
ply with re- 
quirements, etc. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 171. 185 

sioner of public welfare, the supreme judicial or superior 
court may restrain the violation of this section by such a 
corporation or the transaction of any business in its behalf 
by any officer or agent while such violation continues. 

Approved April 2, 1930. 



An Act relative to state appropriations for the im- QJiav 171 

PROVEMENT OF PUBLIC WAYS IN SMALL TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Chapter eighty-one of the General Laws, as amended in g. l. si, § 26, 
section twenty-six by chapter two hundred and eighty-one ®*^'''^'"^" ® • 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two and by 
section one of chapter three hundred and fifteen of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section twenty-six and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 26. There state appro- 
may be expended for the repair and improvement of public prJTvemlnt o™" 
ways, other than state highways, in towns having valuations ^^aiu^wns ^^ 
of less than five million dollars, as established by the last j^^^^^j ^^^j,^ 
preceding valuation made for the purpose of apportioning age ratio. 
the state tax, and in which the proportionate amount paid 
by such towns of every million dollars of such tax as so 
established, divided by the number of miles of such public 
ways, hereinafter known as the road mileage ratio, is less 
than twelve dollars, such sums not exceeding one hundred 
dollars per mile as the general court may appropriate there- 
for; provided, that such towns shall contribute or make Proviso, 
available for use in connection therewith the following 
amounts for each mile of such public ways within their 
respective limits, according to the following schedule based 
on their road mileage ratio: — 

1. Less than one dollar and forty cents, fifteen dollars. 

2. One dollar and forty cents and less than two dollars, 
twenty-five dollars. 

3. Two dollars and less than two dollars and eighty cents, 
forty dollars. 

4. Two dollars and eighty cents and less than three dollars 
and fifty cents, fifty dollars. 

5. Three dollars and fifty cents and less than five dollars 
and fifty cents, seventy-five dollars. 

6. Five dollars and fifty cents and less than seven dollars, 
one hundred dollars. 

7. Seven dollars and less than nine dollars, one hundred 
and twenty-five dollars. 

8. Nine dollars and less than twelve dollars, one hundred 
and fifty dollars. 

The amounts appropriated as aforesaid and contributed ^''p®,"']!*'"!"^ 

1 1 liii 11 1 IT • ci amounts appro- 

by the towns shall be expended under the direction of the priatedand 
department of public works on such ways as said department *'°"*^" "^"^ 
and the selectmen of the towns may agree upon. 

Approved April 2, 1930. 



186 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 172, 173. 



Chap. 172 An Act providing for the appointment of certain tem- 
porary MUNICIPAL officers IN CERTAIN CASES. 

^r'^mbiT^ T^^/iereas, 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: 

^'d^h^din ^^^' Chapter forty-one of the General Laws is hereby amended 

preceding same, by Striking out sectiou sixty-one A, inserted by chapter 

amended. ^^^ hundred and seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 

and twenty-eight, and the heading preceding the same, and 

inserting in place thereof the following: — 



Appointment 
of certain tem- 
porary munici- 
pal officers in 
certain cases. 



Period of serv- 
ice limited. 



Powers. 



Provisions ap- 
plicable not- 
withstanding, 
etc. 



temporary auditor, treasurer, collector of taxes, 
accountant and clerk of a town and temporary 
heads of city departments. 

Section 61 A. In case of the incapacity, death or resigna- 
tion of a city auditor, city treasurer, city collector of taxes 
or any other officer having charge of a city department, or of 
a town treasurer, town collector of taxes, town accountant, 
town clerk or of the auditor in a town having only one, the 
mayor, without confirmation by the city council, or the 
selectmen, as the case may be, shall appoint a temporary 
officer to serve until a successor to such incapacitated, de- 
ceased or resigned officer is duly appointed or elected in 
accordance with law or, in case such an incapacitated officer 
sooner recovers from such incapacity, until his return to 
duty, but no such temporary officer shall in any event be 
appointed hereunder to serve for a period longer than sixty 
days. Any temporary officer so appointed shall during the 
time he fills the position to which he is appointed under this 
section exercise all the powers and perform all the duties of 
the officer in whose place he serves. The provisions of this 
section shall apply notwithstanding any provision of a city 
charter to the contrary. Approved April 3, 1930. 



Chap. VIZ An Act changing the date of the biennial municipal 

ELECTION IN THE CITY OF PITTSFIELD. 



1911, 732. 

Part I, § 4. etc., 

amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section four of Part I of chapter seven 
hundred and thirty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
eleven, as affected by section two of chapter one hundred 
and seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twelve, and 
as amended by section one of chapter one hundred and sixty- 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in the second and 
third lines, the words "of December, beginning with the 
year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine" and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — after the first Monday of No- 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 174, 175. 187 

vember, beginning with the year nineteen hundred and 
thirty-one, — so as to read as follows: — Section 4- The Biennial muni- 
municipal election shall take place biennially on the first fn^dty of '°°^ 
Tuesday after the first Monday of November, beginning Pittsfieid. 
with the year nineteen hundred and thirty-one. The mu- Municipal year. 
nicipal year shall begin on the first Monday of January in 
each j^ear. All meetings of the citizens for municipal pur- 
poses shall be called by warrants issued by order of the 
mayor and board of aldermen, which shall be in such form 
and be served and returned in such manner and at such 
times as the city council maj^ by ordinance direct. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Effective upon 
ance during the current year by vote of the city council «'=<^eptance, etc. 
of the city of Pittsfieid, subject to the provisions of its 
charter, but not otherwise. Approved April 3, 1930. 

An Act authorizing the payment of salaries to members (JJidj) 5^74 

OF the city council of the city of BROCKTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Each member of the city council of the city Payment of 
of Brockton shall receive in full compensation for his services mimbere°of 
as a member thereof, or of any committee thereof, such ^1^^ ^f ""°'' °^ 
salary as may be established by ordinance, not exceeding Brockton. 
five hundred dollars in the case of an alderman, and not 
exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars in the case of a 
common councilman. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance Submission 
to the registered voters of the city of Brockton at its next ^"^ ''°^^'^' ^**'' 
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 nine- 
teen hundred and thirty, entitled 'An Act authorizing the 
payment of salaries to members of the city council of the 
city of Brockton,' be accepted?" If a majority of the voters 
voting thereon vote in the affirmative in answer to said 
question, this act shall take effect on the first Monday of 
January, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 3, 1930. 

An Act to provide additional funds for the purpose (Jhnj) 1 75 

of providing a hospital for the MIDDLESEX COUNTY 
TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and i^^-^^eo. * '• 
sixty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the sixth line, the words 
"one million two hundred" and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — two million, — so as to read as follows : — Middlesex 
Section 1. For the purpose of providing a tuberculosis r°i'^e*ifnd ex- 
hospital for the Middlesex county tuberculosis hospital pend a certain 



188 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 176. 



sum to provide 
for a tubercu- 
losis hospital 
for the Middle- 
sex county 
tuberculosis 
hospital dis- 
trict. 

Submission to 
Middlesex 
county com- 
missioners, etc. 



district under the provisions of sections seventy-eight to 
ninety, inchisive, of chapter one hundred and eleven of the 
General Laws, the county commissioners of said county may 
raise and expend a sum not exceeding two million and fifty 
thousand dollars subject to the provisions of said sections. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by the county commissioners of 
Middlesex county, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 3, 1930. 



G. L. 123, new 
Bection after 
§39. 

Payment to 
state treasurer 
of unclaimed 
funds at cer- 
tain state hos- 
pitals, known 
as " Patients' 
Funds". 



Chap. 17 6 An Act to provide for payment to the state treasurer 
of unclaimed funds at certain state hospitals, 
known as "patients' funds". 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and twenty-three of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section thirty- 
nine the following new section : — *Sec/ion 39A. So much 
of any funds known as "Patients' Funds" as represent monies 
belonging to, or deposited for the benefit of, patients who 
have been discharged or have escaped from any state hospital, 
which shall have remained unclaimed for more than ten 
years, shall be paid by the superintendent of such state 
hospital to the state treasurer to be held subject to be paid 
to the person establishing a lawful right thereto, with interest 
at the rate of three per cent per annum from the time when 
it was so paid to the state treasurer to the time when it is 
paid by him to such person; provided, that so much of any 
monies so paid to the state treasurer as may be necessary to 
reimburse the department for any sum due for the support of 
the person by whom, or for whose benefit such money was 
originally deposited, shall be credited to the department for 
that purpose. After six years from the date when any such 
monies were paid to the state treasurer the same or any 
balance thereof then remaining in his hands may be used as a 
part of the ordinary revenue of the commonwealth. Anj'- 
person may, however, establish his claim after the expiration 
of the six years above mentioned and any claim so established 
shall be paid from the ordinary revenue of the commonwealth. 
Any person claiming a right to money deposited with the 
state treasurer under this section may establish the same by 
a petition to the probate court; provided, that in cases where 
claims amount to less than fifty dollars, the claims may be 
presented to the comptroller who shall examine the same and 
allow and certify for payment such as may be proved to his 
satisfaction. Approved April 3, 1930. 



Proviso. 



Establishment 
of claim, etc. 



Petition to 
probate court. 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 177, 178. 189 

An Act authorizing the town of Georgetown to borrow (J}iqj) X77 

ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter two hundred and fg^Jtc |' ^^*' 
eighty-one of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and amended, 
fifteen, as amended by section one of chapter two hundred 
and twenty-seven of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, is hereby further amended by striking out, 
in the fourth line, the word "seventy-five" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — one hundred and fifty, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 5. Said town, for the purpose Town of 
of paying the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or m^'^bwow 
to be incurred under the provisions of this act, may issue ^""e^suppiy 
from time to time bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding purposes. 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Such bonds or notes 
shall bear on their face the words. Town of Georgetown Town of 
Water Loan, Act of 1915; shall be payable by such annual wlterLoIn, 
payments, beginning not more than three years after their ^^^ °^ i^^^- 
respective dates, as will extinguish each loan within thirty 
years from its date; but the amount of such annual payment 
of any loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of 
the principal of said loan payable in any subsequent year. 
Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a 
separate loan. Said bonds or notes shall bear interest, pay- Rate of 
able semi-annually, at a rate not exceeding five per cent per '"'^*''''^®*- 
annum; and shall be signed by the treasurer of the town and 
countersigned by the water commissioners hereinafter pro- 
vided for. The town may sell the said securities at public or 
private sale, upon such terms and conditionis as it may deem 
proper, but they shall not be sold for less than their par value 
and the proceeds shall be used only for the purposes herein 
specified. 

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

Approved April 4, 1930. 



An Act relative to sewerage works of the city of QJiar) 178 

BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and ^f^- amended 
twenty-six of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, 
as amended by section one of chapter two hundred and fifty- 
seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, by 
section one of chapter four hundred and fifty of the acts of 
eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, by section three of chapter 
four hundred and seventy-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and by section one of chapter two hundred and sixty- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and three, and as 
affected by chapter two hundred and four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and eight, is hereby further amended by 



190 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 178. 



Construction, 
etc., of sewer- 
age works in 
city of Boston. 



Appropriation. 



What shall be 
included in 
term "sewerage 
work". 

No such work 
to be con- 
structed except 
under authority 
of this act, etc. 



striking out, in the ninth and tenth Hnes, the words "sums 
not exceeding one milhon dollars in any one year" and in- 
serting in place thereof the words: — such sums as shall be 
recommended by the commissioner of public works, with the 
approval of the mayor, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
1. The board or boards authorized to make appropriations 
for the city of Boston, by a majority vote of the members of 
such board or boards, approved by the city council of said 
city by the affirmative vote of two thirds of all the members 
of each branch thereof, taken by a call of the yeas and nays, 
or, if there should be no such board or boards, then said city 
council by such two thirds vote, may annually appropriate, 
to be met by the issue of bonds as hereinafter provided, such 
sums as shall be recommended by the commissioner of public 
works, with the approval of the mayor, for constructing 
sewerage works in said city, and shall also appropriate, to 
be met by the annual income and taxes of said city, sums for 
maintaining and operating the sewerage works, and such 
sums as the city treasurer of said city shall each year deter- 
mine to be the amount to be used for interest on the bonds 
issued for sewerage works, and also the amount to be used 
for the sinking funds for bonds issued for sewerage works, 
which, with all other amounts so used, and their accumula- 
tions, will pay all such bonds at maturity; and there shall 
also be used for said sinking funds all premiums received from 
the sale of said bonds, and all amounts received for breach 
of any contract for constructing sewerage works, or for 
securities deposited as security for making such contracts 
and declared to be forfeited to the city, or for sales of prop- 
erty. All sewers, drains, pumping stations and other works 
for the collection or disposal of sewage, or surface or ground 
water in said city shall be included in the term "sewerage 
work", as used in this act, and no such work shall hereafter 
be constructed in said city, except under authority of this 
act, or of chapter three hundred and twenty-three of the acts 
of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one and acts in 
amendment of or in addition to said acts or either of them, 
unless the same has been ordered to be constructed before 
the passage thereof. Any such sewerage work aforesaid may 
hereafter be constructed by the superintendent of streets 
of said city, or by such other officer as the mayor shall desig- 
nate, in any public way or place, or in any land owned by the 
city or in which the city has acquired authority to lay such 
sewerage work; but before commencing the construction of 
any sewer the superintendent or officer shall cause to be 
recorded in the Suffolk registry of deeds a statement ap- 
proved by the mayor of his intention to construct the sewer, 
naming the street or otherwise describing the land in which 
the sewer is to be constructed, and giving his estimate of the 
cost thereof. 

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

Approved April 4, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 179. 191 



An Act authorizing certain work in or about private (jfiQ^j) 1 79 

GARDENS OR PRIVATE GROUNDS ADJACENT TO A DWELLING ^' 

HOUSE ON THE LORd's DAY. 

Beit enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the General Laws, g. l. i36. § 6, 
as most recently amended in section six by chapter one ^tc, amended. 
hundred and forty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty, is hereby further amended by striking out said sec- 
tion and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section Certain busi- 
6. The preceding section shall not prohibit the manufacture Mwted oS'^°" 
and distribution of steam, gas or electricity for illuminating Lord's day. 
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 b}^ the prescription of a physician, or mechanical 
appliances used by physicians 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 newspapers every day in the week; the retail 
sale of bread, befoi'e 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 follow- 
ing section to keep open their places of business as aforesaid; 
the retail sale of ice cream, soda water and confectionery by 
licensed innholders and druggists, and by such licensed 
common victuallers as are not also licensed to sell certain 
non-intoxicating beverages, as defined in section 6ne of 
chapter one hundred and thirty-eight, and who are author- 
ized 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 con- 
sumed thereon; the operation of motor vehicles; the sale 
of gasoline and oil for use, and the retail sale of accessories 
for immediate necessary use, in connection with the opera- 
tion 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 
transportation thereof, or the delivery of ice cream; the 



192 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 180. 



Certain busi- 
ness not pro- 
hibited on 
Lord's day. 



making of butter and cheese; the keeping open of pubhc 
bath houses; the making or selHng by bakers or their em- 
ployees, before ten o'clock in the forenoon and between the 
hours of four o'clock and half past six o'clock in the after- 
noon, of bread or other food usually dealt in by them; when- 
ever 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 re- 
ligious 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 believes 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, unless pro- 
hibited in a city or town by ordinance or by-law; the digging 
of clams; the icing and dressing of fish; the cultivation of 
land, and the raising, harvesting, conserving and transport- 
ing of agricultural products during the existence of war be- 
tween the United States and any other nation and until the 
first day of January following the termination thereof; such 
unpaid work in or about private gardens or private grounds, 
adjacent to a dwelling house, as shall not cause unreason- 
able noise, having regard to the locality where such work is 
performed; the sale of catalogues of pictures and other 
works" of art in exhibitions held by societies organized for 
the purpose of promoting education in the fine arts or the 
exposure 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 April 4, 1930. 



Chap. 180 An Act to establish a fee for the examination of 

CREDIT UNIONS. 



G. L. 171, §3, 
amended. 



Fee for the 
examination of 
credit unions. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter one hundred and seventy-one of 
the General Laws, as appearing in section one of chapter 
two hundred and seventy-three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, is hereby amended by adding 
at the end thereof the following new paragraph: — 

To defray in part the expenses of each regular examination 
provided for by section two of chapter one hundred and 
sixty-seven, every credit union so examined, shall, upon 
notice from the commissioner, pay a fee which shall be due 
and payable within thirty days after the date of the notice, 
of fifteen cents for each one thousand dollars of assets as 
shown by the statement of condition of the credit union at 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 181, 182. 193 

the date of the examination, which fee shall in no event be 
less than five dollars; provided, that no fee shall be col- Proviso, 
lected from a credit union hereunder until it has been in 
operation for a period of three years unless prior to the 
expiration of said period its assets shall amount to twenty- 
five thousand dollars or more. Approved April 4, 1930. 



An Act relative to the period during which a lump sum (JJiary.X'^X 

AWARD MAY BE MADE UNDER THE WORKMEN'S COMPENSA- 
TION LAW IN THE CASE OF A MINOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the General Laws, g. l. 152, § 48. 
as amended in section forty-eight by section ten of chapter ®*''' ^™'"^ ^ 
three hundred and nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twent3'-seven, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section forty-eight and inserting in place thereof the 
following : — Section 48. Whenever the department deems workmen's 
it to be for the best interests of the employee or his depend- m^^be^plid\n 
ents, and the parties agree, the liability for compensation lump 8^™- etc. 
may be redeemed by the payment in whole or in part by the 
insurer of a lump sum of an amount to be fixed by the depart- 
ment, not exceeding the amount provided by this chapter. 
The department, in the case of a minor who has received in case of 
permanently disabling injuries, either partial or total, may, 
at any time before or after he attains his majority, provide 
that he be compensated in whole or in part by the payment 
of a lump sum, of an amount to be fixed by the department, 
not exceeding the amount provided by this chapter. 

Approved April 4, 1930. 



An Act relative to the payment of compensation to QJkij) lg2 

DEPENDENTS OF POLICEMEN AND FIREMEN WHO ARE KILLED 
in THE PERFORMANCE OF DUTY. 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eighty-nine of chapter thirty-two g. l. 32, § 89, 
of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section one ®*"^' ^"^ended. 
of chapter three hundred and eight of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby further amended by 
striking out, in the second line, the words "which accepts 
this section", — so as to read as follows: — Section 89. If f^^^t^g*^ 
a member of tha police or fire force of a city or town or a dependents of 
member of the department of public safety doing police firemMlduId, 
duty, is killed, or dies within six months from injuries re- pr dj^ing^^om 
ceived, while in the performance of his duty as such member ceived. in per- 
and it shall be proved to the satisfaction of the mayor and ofTuty*!^ 



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Determination 
of amount, etc. 



Election of 
benefits in 
case deceased 
was member 
of a contribu- 
tory retirement 
system, etc. 



Election to be 
in writing, etc. 



G. L. 32, I 88, 
etc., amended. 



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 perform- 
ance 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 treasury, 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 ex- 
ceeding 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 inca- 
pacitated 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 chil- 
dren 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 hun- 
dred 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 person 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 mayor and city council, the selectmen, or the commis- 
sioner 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- 
tirement system for public employees, the benefits provided 
under this section shall be in the alternative for the benefits, 
if any, provided by such retirement system for dependent 
widows and children or for dependent fathers or mothers; 
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 writing and 
shall be filed with the retirement board in 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 thirtj^-two, as amended in sec- 
tion eighty-eight by section five of chapter four hundred and 
two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is 



' Acts, 1930. — Chap. 182. 195 

hereby further amended by striking out said section eighty- 
eight and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section Pensions to 
88. The selectmen of any town which accepts this section p^eTsdns kuied 
or has accepted corresponding provisions of earlier laws by a ?>■ dying from 
two thirds vote at an annual town meeting may pay to the ceived while 
widow of any person aiding a police officer in the discharge office?, or'^d!)^^ 
of his duty by the order or request of such officer or any of '^^^^^l ^"^y- 
the authorities of the town, or to the widow of a person doing request, in 
fire duty at the request or by the order of the authorities of "^"^^^^"^ <*^°8. 
the town, if it has no organized fire department, or of a person 
performing the duties of a fireman in such town, who dies 
from injuries received through no fault of his own in the 
actual performance of his duty, a pension not exceeding three 
hundred dollars a year while such widow remains unmarried, 
or, if there is no widow, a pension not exceeding said sum for 
the benefit of any of the children under sixteen of such de- 
ceased person while any such child is under the age of sixteen, 
and the selectmen of such town may determine the amount 
of such pension within said limits. No payments shall be 
made under this section on account of any death in respect 
to which compensation is paj^able under section eighty-nine. 

Section 3. Section eighty-three of chapter forty-eight g. l. 48, § 83, 
of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section ''*°' '^'n^"^^^'*- 
six of said chapter four hundred and two, and as affected by No payments 
sections seven and eight of said chapter four hundred and deatfToFa*"^ 
two, is hereby further amended by striking out the last member of 

/ 1111 -1 !_• • ^ • 1- • 1 fire department 

sentence, added by said section six, and inserting m place of a city or town 
thereof the following: — No payments shall be made under wWch'^m*-" 
this section or section eighty-one on account of the death of pensation is 
a member of the fire department of a city or town in respect g!^l. 32,^89. 
to which compensation is payable under section eighty-nine 
of chapter thirty-two. 

Section 4. The provisions of any non-contributory Non-contnbu- 
pension law of general application in a city or town, so far as law^foTpay- 
it provides for the payment of compensation to dependents ^ents to de- 
of policemen or firemen of a city or town killed, or dying from poricemen°or 
injuries received, while in the performance of duty shall not or fataUy'in-*^ 
apply in case of the death of a policeman or fireman in respect jured. not ap- 
to which compensation is payable under section eighty-nine certainVa^es. 
of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws. 

Section 5. Section eighty-seven of said chapter thirty- g. l. 32, § 87, 
two, as most recently amended by section three of said i928"4T2?§^3, 
chapter four hundred and two, section seven of said chapter i928, 402, § 7, 
four hundred and two, section eight of said chapter four hun- as^amended," 
dred and two, as amended by section four of chapter three §4^igfg%o8^' 
hundred and eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- § s. repealed. 
nine, and section three of said chapter three hundred and 
eight, are hereby repealed. 

Section 6. This act shall apply to deaths of policemen Application 
and firemen occurring on or after January first, nineteen hun- °* ^°*'" 
dred and thirty. Approved April 5, 1930. 



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G. L. 218, § 47, 
etc., amended. 



Chav.lSS An Act eelative to certain payments by county treas- 
urers TO CLERKS OF DISTRICT COURTS AND TO TRIAL JUS- 
TICES FOR THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN FEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section forty-seven of chapter two hundred 
and eighteen of the General Laws, as amended by section two 
of chapter one hundred and ninety-one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by strik- 
ing out, in the second and third hues, the words "and justices 
of such courts as have no clerk,", — by striking out, in the 
thirtieth line, the word "one" the first time it appears in 
said line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — two, — 
by inserting after the word "approve" in the thirty-second 
line the words: — in addition thereto, — and by striking out, 
in the thirty-eighth line, the words "or justice", — so as 
to read as follows: — Section J^7 . Clerks of district courts, 
except the municipal court of the city of Boston, shall, on 
or before the tenth day of each month, account for and pay 
over to the county treasurer all money received by them from 
civil business, including fees for blanks and copies, and to city 
and town treasurers all fines and forfeitures received by them 
payable to said cities or towns, and render to said treasurers 
a detailed account on oath of the same. Such payments shall 
include the balances due and payable at the end of the month 
last preceding the day of payment. They shall, at the end of 
a criminal case, pay the fees and expenses of officers entitled 
thereto from the funds in their hands payable to the city or 
town liable for the payment of such fees and expenses, if they 
have sufficient funds therefor, and all such fees and expenses 
not so paid shall be certified at the end of each month to the 
treasurer of the city or town liable therefor, who shall pay 
them to the parties entitled thereto. They shall, at the end 
of a criminal case or inquest, pay the fees of witnesses for the 
commonwealth and the fees and expenses of officers at in- 
quests who are entitled thereto, from the funds furnished 
them by the county treasurer for that purpose, or out of any 
funds which may be paid into court and are payable to the 
county. They shall be allowed for the amounts so paid in 
their settlement with the county, city and town treasurers. 
If they do not have in their hands sufficient funds returnable 
to counties with which to pay such fees, as herein provided, 
they may make written requisition therefor upon the county 
treasurer, who shall pay to them not more than two hundred 
dollars each in any one month; but if it appears necessary to 
the director of accounts, he may approve in addition thereto 
a requisition for not more than two hundred dollars in any 
one month, and, upon receipt of a requisition so approved, 
the county treasurer may pay to them such amount as may 
be called for therein. They shall account therefor in their 
regular settlements with the county treasurer and shall be 
liable therefor on their official bonds. A clerk violating any 



Accounting by 
clerks of dis- 
trict courts, 
except the 
municipal court 
of city of 
Boston. 



Officers' fees 
and expenses 
in criminal 
cases, pay- 
ment, etc. 



Witnesses' fees 
in criminal 
cases, payment, 
etc. 



Requisition 
upon county 
treasurer if 
funds insuf- 
ficient, etc. 



Penalty. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 184. 197 

provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not 
more than one hundred dollars. 

Section 2. Chapter two hundred and nineteen of the g. l. 219, § 15, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section amended. 
fifteen and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section Accounting 
15. Trial justices shall be subject to the same duties and [^^es"e|j"^' 
liabilities as clerks of district courts under section forty-seven 
of chapter two hundred and eighteen, and the provisions of 
said section forty-seven relative to advances on requisition 
shall apply to such justices. Approved April 5, 1930. 

An Act providing retirementj allowances based on nhn^ 1 04 

ANNUITY AND PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS FOR EMPLOYEES 
OF THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

PURPOSE OF ACT. 

Section 1. The purpose of this act is to improve the somerviiie re- 
efficiency of the public service of the city of Somerviiie, here- purpo^se! etc' 
inafter called the city, by the retirement of disabled or 
superannuated employees. 

DEFINITIONS. 

Section 2. The following words and phrases as used in Definitions. 
this act, unless a different meaning is plainly required by the 
context, shall have the following meanings: — 

(1) "Retirement system", the arrangement provided in "Retirement 
this act for the retirement of, and payment of retirement ^y^^^™-" 
allowances to, employees as defined in paragraph (2) of this 
section. 

(2) "Employee", any person who is regularly employed "Employee." 
in the service of, and whose salary or compensation is paid 

by, the city, except employees who hold office by popular 
election, who were not members at the time of their election, 
and teachers in the public schools as defined by section six 
of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws. In all cases of 
doubt the retirement board shall decide who is an employee 
within the meaning of this act. 

(3) "Member", any employee included in the retirement "Member." 
system as provided in section four of this act. 

(4) "Retirement board", the board provided in section "Retirement 
fourteen of this act to administer the retirement system. board." 

(5) "Service", service as an employee as described in "service." 
paragraph two of this section and paid for by the city of 
Somerviiie. 

(6) "Prior service", service rendered prior to the date "Prior 
the retirement system becomes first operative, for which service." 
credit is allowable under the provisions of section five of 

this act. 

(7) "Membership service", service as an employee "Membership 
rendered since last becoming a member. service." 



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" Creditable 
service." 



' ' Beneficiary. 



" Regular 
interest." 



Proviso. 



" Accumulated 
deductions." 



"Annuity." 



"Pension." 



" Retirement 
allowance." 

" Regular com- 
pensation." 



"Annuity 
reserve." 



" Pension 
reserve." 



"Actuarial 
equivalent.' 



(8) "Creditable service", "prior service" plus "mem- 
bership service", for which credit is allowable as provided 
in section five of this act. 

(9) "Beneficiary", any person in receipt of a pension, an 
annuit}^, a retirement allowance or other benefit as provided 
by this act. 

(10) "Regular interest", interest at four per centum per 
annum compounded annually; provided, that if the actual 
net interest earned on the reserves of the retirement system 
be less than four per centum, the rate may be reduced to not 
less than three per centum per annum after the retirement 
board has given the members ninety days' notice of a pro- 
posed reduction in rate; and provided, further, that such a 
reduction shall not affect any payments or credits made 
prior to the date of the change in rate. 

(11) "Accumulated deductions", the sum of all the amounts 
deducted from the compensation of a member and standing 
to his credit in the annuity savings fund, together with 
regular interest thereon. 

(12) "Annuity", annual payments for life derived from 
the accumulated deductions of a member. All annuities 
shall be paid in monthly instalments. 

(13) "Pension", annual payments for life derived from 
contributions made by the city. All pensions shall be paid 
in monthly instalments. 

(14) "Retirement allowance", the sum of the "annuity" 
and the "pension". 

(15) "Regular compensation", the annual compensation 
determined by the head of the department for the individual 
service of each employee in that department and the com- 
pensation determined by duly constituted authority for ap- 
pointed officers of the city, exclusive of bonus or overtime 
payments. 

(16) "Annuity reserve", the present value of all pay- 
ments to be made on account of any annuity or benefit in 
lieu of any annuity computed upon the basis of such mor- 
tality tables as shall be adopted by the retirement board 
and regular interest. 

(17) "Pension reserve", the present value of all pay- 
ments to be made on account of any pension or benefit in 
lieu of any pension computed upon the basis of such mor- 
tahty tables as shall be adopted by the retirement board 
and regular interest. 

(18) "Actuarial equivalent", a benefit of equal value 
when computed upon the basis of such mortality tables as 
shall be approved by the retirement board and regular 
interest. 



Somerville 
Retirement 
System es- 
tablished. 



NAME AND DATE SYSTEM IS FIRST OPERATIVE. 

Section 3. A retirement system is hereby established 
and placed under the management of the retirement board 
for the purpose of providing retirement allowances under 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 184. 199 

the provisions of this act for employees of, or employees 
paid by, the city. The retirement system so created shall 
have the powers and privileges of a corporation and shall be 
known as the "Somerville Retirement System", and by such 
name all of its business shall be transacted, all of its funds 
invested, all warrants for money drawn and paj^ments made, 
and all of its cash and securities and other property held. 
The retirement system so created shall begin operation Date of 
upon the first day of January, nineteen hundred and thirty- "P^^^^io**- 
one. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

Section 4. (1) The membership of the retirement sys- Retirement 
tem shall be constituted as follows: — be?S.°'^°" 

(a) All persons who become emploj^ees and, except as 
otherwise provided in the last sentence of subsection (2) of 
section nine, all employees who enter or re-enter the service 
of the city on or after the day the retirement system becomes 
operative may become members of the retirement system 
on their own appHcation, and all such employees who shall 
complete one year of service thereafter and disability bene- 
ficiaries restored to active service to whom the provisions 
of subsection (3) of said section nine apply shall become mem- 
bers of the retirement system, and after becoming members 
as above provided shall receive no pension or retirement 
allowance from any other pension or retirement system sup- 
ported wholly or in part by the city, nor shall they be re- 
quired to make contributions to any other pension or re- 
tirement system of the city, anything to the contrary in 
this or any other special or general law notwithstanding. 

(6) All persons who are employees on the date when this Employees on 
retirement system becomes operative and who are not then fton ol rettlt^ 
covered by any other pension or retirement law of the ment system, 
commonwealth shall become members as of the first day this ot°her°plnlion^ 
retirement system becomes operative, unless on or before a ^^^ of state, 
date not more than sixty days thereafter, to be set by the 
retirement board, any such employee shall file with the 
retirement board on a form prescribed by the board a notice 
of his election not to be covered in the membership of the 
system and a duly executed waiver of all present and pro- 
spective benefits which would otherwise inure to him on 
account of his participation in the retirement system. 

(c) An employee who is covered by any other pension or Employees 
retirement law of the commonwealth, including a special othlr^peMion 
law accepted by, and applicable to employees of, the city, or retirement 
on the date when this retirement system becomes operative **^' ^ 
shall not be considered to have become a member of this 
retirement system unless said employee shall then or there- 
after make written application to join this system and shall 
therein waive and renounce all benefits of any other pension 
or retirement system supported wholly by the city, but no 
such employee shall receive credit for prior service unless 
he make such application for membership within one year 
from the date this retirement system becomes operative. 



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Employee 
electing not 
to become 
member may 
thereafter 
apply for mem- 
bership, etc. 



Right of board 
to deny mem- 
bership, etc. 



Department 
head.s to sub- 
mit certain 
information 
to board. 



Group."? of 
members. 



When member 
shall cease 
to be such. 



(2) An employee whose membership in the retirement 
system is contingent on his own election and who elects not 
to become a member may thereafter apply for and be ad- 
mitted to membership; but no such employee shall receive 
prior service credit unless he becomes a member within 
one year from the date this retirement system becomes 
operative. 

(3) The retirement board may deny the right to become 
members to any class of officials appointed for fixed terms, 
or to any class of part-time employees, or it may, in its 
discretion, make optional with persons in any such class 
their individual entrance into membership. 

(4) It shall be the duty of the head of each department to 
submit to the retirement board a statement showing the 
name, title, compensation, duties, date of birth and length 
of service of each member of his department, and such 
information regarding other employees therein as the re- 
tirement board may require. The retirement board shall 
then place each member in one of the following groups: — 

Group 1 . — General employees, including clerical, ad- 
ministrative and technical workers, laborers, mechanics and 
all others not otherwise classified; 

Group 2. — Members of the pohce department and the 
fire department of the city; 

Or in any other group of not less than two hundred and 
fifty persons which may be hereafter recommended by the 
actuary on the basis of service and mortality experience, and 
approved by the retirement board to cover all or part of 
any group or groups previously created or any additional 
classes of employees. When the duties of a member so re- 
quire, the retirement board may reclassify him in and 
transfer him to another group. 

(5) Should any member in any period of six consecutive 
years after last becoming a member be absent from service 
more than five years, or should any member withdraw his 
accumulated deductions or become a beneficiary hereunder 
or die, he shall thereupon cease to be a member. 



Members to 
file statement 
of prior serv- 
ice, etc. 



Determination 
by board of 
service, etc. 



CREDITABLE SERVICE. 

Section 5. (1) Under such rules and regulations as the 
retirement board shall adopt, each person becoming a mem- 
ber within one year from the date he first becomes eligible 
to membership who was in service at the time the system 
became operative, or who re-entered the service within five 
years after rendering service prior to the time the system 
became operative shall file a detailed statement of all service 
as an employee rendered by him prior to the day on which 
the system first became operative for which he claims 
credit, and of such facts as the retirement board may re- 
quire for the proper operation of the system. 

(2) The retirement board shall fix and determine by ap- 
propriate rules and regulations how much service in any 
year is equivalent to a year of service, but in no case shall 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 184. 201 

more than one year of service be creditable for all service in 
one calendar year, nor shall the retirement board allow 
credit as service for any period of more than one month's du- 
ration during which the employee was absent without pay. 

(3) Subject to the above restrictions and to such other verification of 
rules and regulations as the retirement board may adopt, ^^'■^'''«' ®*«'- 
the retirement board shall verify, as soon as practicable after 

the filing of such statements of service, the service therein 
claimed, and shall certify as creditable all or such part of 
the service claimed as may be allowable. 

In lieu of a determination of the actual compensation of ^°^Pto"be*'°° 
the member that was received during such period of prior used, etc. 
service, the retirement board shall use for the purposes of 
this act the compensation rates which, if they had progressed 
in accordance with the rates of salary increase shown in the 
tables as prescribed in paragraph (10) of section fourteen 
of this act, would have resulted in the same average salary 
of the member for the five years immediately preceding the 
date this system became operative as the records show the 
member actually received. 

(4) Upon verification of the statements of service the prior service 
retirement board shall issue prior service certificates certi- certificates, etc. 
fying to each member entitled to credit for prior service the 

length of service rendered prior to the date the retirement 
system first became operative, with which he is credited on 
the basis of his statement of service. So long as mem- 
bership continues a prior service certificate shall for re- 
tirement purposes be final and conclusive as to such service; 
provided, that any member may, within one year from Proviso, 
the date of issuance or modification of such certificate, re- 
quest the retirement board to modify or correct his prior 
service certificate. 

When membership ceases such prior service certificates Prior service 
shall become void. Should the employee again become a when mlmbej? 
member, such employee shall enter the system as an em- ship ceases, etc. 
ployee not entitled to prior service credit except as provided 
in subsection three of section nine. 

(5) Creditable service at retirement shall consist of the Creditable 
membership service rendered by the member since he last service, etc. 
became a member and also, if he has a prior service cer- 
tificate which is in full force and eft'ect, the amount of the 
service certified on his prior service certificate. 

SERVICE RETIREMENT. 

Conditions for Allowance. 

Section 6. (1) Any member in service who shall have Retirement 
attained age sixty shall, either upon his own written appli- n°iitkfnTt°age 
cation or that of the head of his department, be retired for °^ s«ty. 
superannuation not less than thirty nor more than ninety 
days after the filing of such application. A member whose Notice and 
retirement is apphed for by the head of his department shall ^^"'^e. 
be entitled to a notice of such apphcation and to a hearing 



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Retirement for 
superannuation 
at age of sixty- 
five and 
seventy. 



Retention in 
service of cer- 
tain members, 
etc. 



Proviso. before the retirement board, provided he requests such 

hearing in writing within ten days of the receipt of such 
notice; and unless the retirement board finds, on hearing, 
that the member is able to properly perform his duties and 
files a copy of its findings with the head of his department, 
the retirement shall become effective thirty days from the 
time of the filing of such finding. 

Any member in service classified as a policeman or fire- 
man under group two of subsection (4) of section four who 
shall have attained age sixty-five, and any member other- 
wise classified who shall have attained age seventy, shall be 
retired for superannuation not less than thirty nor more than 
ninety days after attaining such respective ages, or after 
this system becomes operative, if such respective ages were 
attained prior thereto. 

Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this section, 
any member who is the head of a department or a member 
of a board in charge of a department or departments may be 
retained in service for periods of one year at a time upon 
reappointment by the mayor or board of aldermen, or 
both, according to the requirements of the city charter and 
ordinances for appointment to said office; or, if his con- 
tinued employment does not require a reappointment, then 
he may be retained in service for periods of one year at a 
time upon the written approval thereof of the mayor. 

Amount of Allowance. 

(2) Upon retirement for superannuation a member of the 
retirement system shall receive a retirement allowance 
consisting of — 

(a) An annuity which shall be the actuarial equivalent 
of his accumulated deductions at the time of his retirement, 
and 

(b) A pension equal to the annuity allowable at age 
sixty, computed on the basis of contributions made prior 
to the attainment of age sixty, and 

(c) If he has a prior service certificate in full force and 
effect an additional pension which is the actuarial equivalent 
of twice the pension which would have been payable under 
paragraph (6) above, on account of the accumulated de- 
ductions which would have resulted from contributions made 
during the period of his creditable prior service had the 
system then been in operation. 

Total pension. 'pj^g total peusiou of any member payable under the pro- 
visions of this section shall not, however, exceed one half 
of his average annual regular compensation during the five 
years immediately preceding his retirement, nor shall the 
total pension of any member who has fifteen or more years 
of total creditable service be less than an amount which, 
added to his annuity, shall make his total retirement allow- 
ance equal to four hundred eighty dollars per annum. 



Allowance upon 
retirement for 
superannua- 
tion. 

Annuity. 



Pension. 



Additional 
pension. 



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ORDINARY DISABILITY RETIREMENT. 

Conditiojis for Allowance. 

Section 7. (1) Upon the application of a member in Ordinary 
service or of the head of his department, any member who ^etTrement. 
has had twenty or more years of creditable service may be 1l^'^{^^^^\ 
retired by the retirement board, not less than thirty and not 
more than ninety days next following the date of filing such 
application, on an ordinary disability retirement allowance; 
provided, that the city physician, after a medical examination Proviso. 
of such member, shall certify that such member is mentally 
or physically incapacitated for the further performance of 
duty, that such incapacity is likely to be permanent, and 
that such member should be retired. 

Amount of Allowance. 

(2) Upon retirement for ordinary disability a member Allowance for 
shall receive a service retirement allowance if he has at- for'ordinary 
tained age sLxty; otherwise he shall receive an ordinary disability. 
disability retirement allowance consisting of — 

(a) An annuity which shall be the actuarial equivalent Annuity. 
of his accumulated deductions at the time of his retire- 
ment, and 

(o) A pension of ninety per centum of the pension that Pension. 
would have been provided by the city for the member had 
he remained without further change of compensation in the 
service of the city until he reached age sixty and then re- 
tired. 

ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY RETIREMENT. 

Conditions for Allowance. 

Section 8. (1) Upon application of a member in service. Accidental 
or of the head of his department, any member who has been retfrement. 
totally and permanently incapacitated for duty as the natural °"i"'^'*'„°"^'^°'' 
and proximate result of an accident occurring in the perform- 
ance and within the scope of his duty at some definite time 
and place, without wilful neghgence on his part, shall be re- 
tired not less than thirty nor more than ninety days follow- 
ing the date of filing of such application; provided, that the Proviso, 
city physician, after an examination of such member, shall 
report that said member is physically or mentally incapaci- 
tated for the further performance of duty, that such incapacity 
is likely to be permanent, and that said member should be 
retired, and the retirement board shall concur in such report 
and find that the physical or mental incapacity is the natural 
and proximate result of such an accident and that such dis- 
ability is not the result of wilful negligence on the part of said 
member and that said member should be retired. 



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Allowance 
upon retire- 
ment for 
accidental 
disability. 

Annuity. 



Pension. 



Amount of Allowance. 

(2) Upon retirement for accidental disability a member 
shall receive a service retirement allowance if he has attained 
age sixty; otherwise he shall receive an accidental disability 
retirement allowance consisting of — 

(a) An annuity which shall be the actuarial equivalent of 
his accumulated deductions at the time of his retirement, and 

(6) A pension equal to one half of the average rate of his 
regular annual compensation for the year immediately pre- 
ceding the date of the accident. 



Annual medi- 
cal examination 
of persons 
under age sixty 
retired for 
disability, etc. 



Reduction in 
pension if dis- 
ability bene- 
ficiary is able 
to engage in 
gainful occu- 
pation, etc. 



Modification of 
pension if earn- 
ing capacity 
changed. 



Proviso. 



Restoration 
to service, etc. 



RE-EXAMINATION OF BENEFICIARIES RETIRED ON ACCOUNT 
OF DISABILITY. 

Section 9. (1) Once each year during the first five 
years following retirement of a member on a disability re- 
tirement allowance, and once in every three-year period 
thereafter, the retirement board may, and upon his appli- 
cation shall, require any disabiUty beneficiary who has not 
yet attained age sixty to undergo a medical examination by 
the city physician or a physician or physicians designated 
by the retirement board and approved by the mayor, such 
examination to be made at the place of residence of said 
beneficiary or other place mutually agreed upon. Should 
any disability beneficiary who has not yet attained the age 
of sLxty refuse to submit to at least one medical examination 
in any such period of one or three years, as the case may 
be, his allowance may be discontinued until his withdrawal 
of such refusal, and should his refusal continue for a year, 
all his rights in and to his pension shall be revoked by the 
retirement board. 

(2) Should such physician or physicians report and certify 
to the retirement board that such disability beneficiary is 
engaged in or is able to engage in a gainful occupation pay- 
ing more than the difference between his retirement allow- 
ance and his final regular compensation, and should the 
retirement board concur in such report, then the amount 
of his pension shall be reduced to an amount which, together 
with his annuity and the amount earnable by him, shall 
equal the amount of his final regular compensation. Should 
his earning capacity be later changed, the amount of his 
pension may be further modified; provided, that the new 
pension shall not exceed the amount of the pension originally 
granted nor shall it exceed an amount, which, when added 
to the amount earnable by the beneficiary together with his 
annuity, equals the amount of his final regular compensation. 
A beneficiary restored to active service at a salary less than 
the final regular compensation upon the basis of which he 
was retired shall not become a member of the retirement 
system. 

(3) Should a disability beneficiary be restored to active 
service at a compensation not less than his final regular 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 184. 205 

compensation, his retirement allowance shall cease, he shall 
again become a member of the retirement system, and he 
shall contribute thereafter at the same rate he paid prior 
to disabihty. Any prior service certificate on the basis of 
which his service was computed at the time of his retire- 
ment shall be restored to full force and effect, and in addi- 
tion upon his subsequent retirement he shall be credited with 
all his service as a member. 

RETURN OF ACCUMULATED DEDUCTIONS. 

Section 10. (1) Within sixty days after the filing with Payment if 
the retirement board of a request therefor, any member who to^bl^emp^yee 
shall have ceased to be an employee by resignation or dis- for reason other 
charge or for any reason other than death or retirement shall retirement! ""^ 
be paid the amount of his accumulated deductions. 

(2) Should a member die while an employee, his accumu- Payment if 
lated deductions shall be paid to his legal representative; whiTe'^empioyee. 
provided, that if the sum so due does not exceed three proviso, 
hundred dollars, and there has been no demand therefor by 
a duly appointed executor or administrator, payment may 
be made, after the expiration of three months from the date 
of death of such member, to the persons appearing, in the 
judgment of the retirement board, to be entitled thereto, 
and such payment shall be a bar to recovery by any other 
person. 

ACCIDENTAL DEATH BENEFIT. 

Section 11. If, upon receipt by the retirement board dSth^enefit 
of proper proofs of the death of a member, the retirement 
board shall decide that such death was the natural and 
proximate result of an accident occurring not more than one 
year prior to the date of death at some definite time and 
place while the member was in the actual performance and 
within the scope of his duty, and not the result of wilful 
negligence on his part, and if the deceased member is sur- 
vived by any of the dependents enumerated below, there 
shall be paid, in addition to accumulated deductions under 
subsection (2) of section ten, an accidental death benefit 
consisting of a pension equal to one half the average regular 
annual compensation received by the deceased member for 
the year preceding the date of the accident, said pension to 
be paid — 

(a) To the widow of the deceased member during her 
widowhood ; or 

(6) If there be no widow or if the widow dies or remarries 
before every child of such deceased member shall have at- 
tained the age of eighteen years, then to his child or children 
under such age, divided in such manner as the retirement 
board in its discretion shall determine to continue as a joint 
and survivor pension until every such child dies or attains 
the age of eighteen years; or 

(c) If there be no widow or child under the age of eighteen 
years surviving such deceased member, then to either his 



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Optional 
benefits. 



dependent father or dependent mother, as the retirement 
board in its discretion shall determine, to continue for life 
or until remarriage. 

OPTIONAL BENEFITS. 

Section 12. Subject to the provisions that no optional 
selection shall be effective in case a beneficiary dies within 
thirty days after retirement, and that such a beneficiary shall 
be considered as an active member at the time of death, until 
the first payment on account of any retirement allowance is 
made, the member, or if he be an incompetent then his wife, 
or if he have no wife, his conservator or guardian, may elect 
to convert the retirement allowance otherwise provided for 
in this system into a lesser retirement allowance of equivalent 
actuarial value payable throughout his life, with the pro- 
vision that — 

Option 1. — If he die before he has received in payments 
of his annuity the present value of his annuity as it was at the 
time of his retirement, the balance shall be paid to his legal 
representative or to such person having an insurable interest 
in his life as he, or if he be an incompetent then his wife, or 
if he have no wife, his conservator or guardian, shall have 
nominated by written designation duly acknowledged and 
filed with the retirement board ; or 

Option 2. — Upon his death, his lesser retirement allow- 
ance shall be continued throughout the life of and paid to 
such person having an insurable interest in his life as he, or 
if he be an incompetent then his wife, or if he have no wife, 
his conservator or guardian, shall have nominated by written 
designation duly acknowledged and filed with the retirement 
board at the time of his retirement; or 

Option 3. — Upon his death, one half his lesser retirement 
allowance shall be continued throughout the life of and paid 
to such person having an insurable interest in his life as he, 
or if he be an incompetent then his wife, or if he have no wife, 
his conservator or guardian, shall have nominated by written 
designation, duly acknowledged and filed with the retire- 
ment board at the time of his retirement. 



Offset of 
amounts paid, 
etc., by city 
under work- 
man's com- 
pensation law. 



COMPENSATION BENEFITS OFFSET. 

Section 13. Any amounts paid or payable by the city 
under the provisions of the workmen's compensation law to 
a member or to the dependents of a member on account of 
death or disability shall be offset against and paj^able in lieu 
of any benefits payable out of funds provided by the city 
under the provisions of this act on account of the death or 
disability of a member. If the value of the total commuted 
benefits under the workmen's compensation law is less than 
the reserve on the pension otherwise payable under this act, 
the value of such commuted payments shall be deducted 
from such pension reserve and such benefits as may be pro- 
vided by the pension reserve so reduced shall be payable 
under the provisions of this act. 



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ADMINISTRATION. 

Section 14. (1) The management of the retirement Retirement 
system is hereby vested in a retirement board, the member- be^ship^t^ems 
ship of which shall be constituted as follows : — °f °^'^^- e'<=. 

(a) The auditor of the city for the time being, 

(b) One person to be appointed by the mayor of the city, 
subject to confirmation by the board of aldermen, who shall 
serve for a term of three years commencing on the date when 
the retirement system becomes first operative and until the 
qualification of his successor, and 

(c) One person who shall be a member of the retirement 
system and who shall be appointed by the mayor of the city 
subject to such confirmation, to serve for a term of one year 
commencing on the date when the retirement system becomes 
first operative and until the qualification of his successor. 

(2) As the terms of office of the appointed members expire. Appointment 
their successors shall be appointed for terms of three years of successors. 
each and until the quahfication of their successors. On a vacancies. 
vacancy occurring in the appointed membership of the re- 
tirement board, for any cause other than the expiration of a 

term of office, a successor to the person whose place has be- 
come vacant shall be appointed for the unexpired term in the 
same manner as above provided. 

(3) The members of the retirement board shall be reim- Reimburse- 
bursed from the expense fund for any expense or loss of salary pe^^ei°etc^" 
or wages which they may incur through service on the retire- 
ment board. 

(4) The retirement board shall elect from its member- chairman, 
ship a chairman, and shall by a majority vote of all its ^'^t-'o^- ^t". 
members appoint a secretary, who may be, but need not be, 

one of its members. It shall engage such actuarial and other Actuarial serv- 
service as shall be required to transact the business of the "'®^' ®*°- 
retirement system. The funds to meet the costs of ad- Funds to ad- 
ministering the retirement system shall be derived from t^m!\ow^^^" 
appropriations of the city from the annual tax levy. The derived, 
retirement board shall submit an estimate of such costs to ^u esti^ite' 
the mayor not later than January first of each year. Such of costs, etc. 
amount as shall be required in the first year of operation to 
defray the expenses of the establishment and maintenance 
of the retirement system shall be appropriated by the board 
of aldermen. 

(5) The retirement board shall keep in convenient form to keep data 
such data as shall be necessary for actuarial valuations of ^^^l{ ^°'" 
the various funds of the retirement system and for checking valuations. 
the experience of the system. 

(6) The retirement board shall keep a record of all of Jo keep record 
its proceedings, which shall be open to public inspection. 

It shall publish annually a report showing the fiscal trans- Annual report. 
actions of the retirement system for the preceding municipal 
year, the amount of accumulated cash and securities of the 
system, and the last balance sheet showing the financial 



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Legal adviser. 



condition of the system by means of actuarial valuation of 
the assets and liabilities thereof. The board shall submit 
said report to the mayor and shall furnish copies thereof to 
the city clerk for distribution. 

Legal Adviser. 

(7) The city solicitor of the city shall be the legal adviser 
of the retirement board. , 



City physician 
to pass upon 
all medical 
examinations, 
etc. 



Actuary, 
duties. 



Medical Examinations. 

(8) The city physician of the city shall arrange for and 
pass upon all medical examinations required under the pro- 
visions of this act, shall investigate all essential statements 
and certificates by or in behalf of a member in connection 
with an apphcation for disability retirement, and shall re- 
port in writing to the retirement board his conclusions and 
recommendations upon all the matters referred to him. If 
required, other physicians may be employed by the retire- 
ment board to report on special cases. 

Duties of Actuary. 

(9) The retirement board shall designate an actuary 
who shall be the technical adviser of the retirement board 
on matters regarding the operation of the funds created by 
the provisions of this act, and shall perform such other duties 
as are required in connection therewith. 

(10) Immediately after the establishment of the retire- 
ment system the actuary shall make such investigation of 
the mortality, service and compensation experience of the 
members of the system as he shall recommend and the retire- 
ment board shall authorize, and on the basis of such investi- 
gation he shall recommend for adoption by the retirement 
board such tables and such rates as are required by section 
fifteen. The retirement board shall adopt tables and 
certify rates, and as soon as practicable thereafter the 
actuary shall make a valuation, based on such tables and 
rates, of the assets and liabilities of the funds created by this 
act. 

(11) Three years after the system becomes operative, 
and at least once in each five-year period thereafter, the 
actuary shall make an actuarial investigation into the 
mortality, service and compensation experience of the 
members and beneficiaries of the retirement system, and 
shall make a valuation of the assets and habilities of the 
funds thereof, and taking into account the result of such 
investigation and valuation the retirement board shall — 

(a) Adopt for the retirement system such mortality, 
service and other tables as shall be deemed necessary; and 

(6) Certify the rates of contribution payable by the city 
on account of new entrants. 

(12) On the basis of such tables as the retirement board 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 184. 209 

shall from time to time adopt, the actuary shall make an 
annual valuation of the assets and liabilities of the reserve 
funds of the system created by this act. 

METHOD OF FINANCING. 

Section 15. All of the assets of the retirement system Assets of r&- 
shall be credited, according to the purpose for which they tem"to"be^^^" 
are held, to one of the following five funds, namely, the An- cgrtain^funds 
nuity Savings Fund, the Annuity Reserve Fund, the Pen- 
sion Accumulation Fund, the Pension Reserve Fund or the 
Expense Fund. 

Annuity Savings Fund. 

(1) (a) The Annuity Savings Fund shall be the fund to Annuity Sav- 
which shall be paid the deductions from the compensation of ^^^^ ^"°'*' 
members. The treasurer of the city shall withhold four per 
centum of the regular compensation due on each pay day to 
all employees who are members of this retirement system. 
The various amounts so withheld shall be transferred im- 
mediately thereafter to the retirement system and credited 
to the accounts of the respective members so contributing, 
and shall be paid into and become a part of said Annuity 
Savings Fund. 

(6) In determining the amount earnable by a member in 
a payroll period, the retirement board may consider the 
rate of annual compensation payable to such member on the 
first day of the payroll period as continuing throughout 
such payroll period, and it may omit deduction from com- 
pensation for any period less than a full payroll period if 
an employee was not a member on the first day of the pay- 
roll period. 

(c) The deductions provided for herein shall be made 
notwithstanding that the minimum compensation provided 
for by law for any member shall be reduced thereby. Every 
member shall be deemed to consent and agree to the deduc- 
tions provided for herein and shall receipt for his full salary 
or compensation, and the payment of his full salary or com- 
pensation less the deductions provided for hereunder shall 
be considered a full and complete discharge and acquittance 
of all claims and demands whatsoever for the services ren- 
dered by such person during the period covered by such pay- 
ment, except as to the benefits prorv^ided under this act. 

(d) In addition to the contributions deducted from com- 
pensation as hereinbefore provided, subject to the ap- 
proval of the retirement board, any member may redeposit 
in the Annuity Savings Fund by a single payment or by an 
increased rate of contribution an amount equal to the total 
amount which he previously withdrew therefrom, as pro- 
vided in this act, or any part thereof; or any member may 
deposit therein by a single payment or by an increased 
rate of contribution an amount computed to be sufficient to 
purchase an additional annuity, which, together with his 
prospective retirement allowance, will provide for him a 



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i^^sFund^^' total retirement allowance of not to exceed one half of his 
salary at age sixty. Such additional amounts so deposited 
shall be treated as a part of his accumulated deductions, 
except in the event of his retirement, when they shall not 
be used to increase the pension payable, and shall be treated 
as excess contributions returnable to the member in cash 
or in providing an excess annuity of equivalent actuarial 
value. The accumulated deductions of a member with- 
drawn by him or paid to his estate or to his designated bene- 
ficiary in event of his death as provided in this act shall be 
paid from the Annuity Savings Fund. Upon the retire- 
ment of a member his accumulated deductions shall be 
transferred from the Annuity Savings Fund to the Annuity 
Reserve Fund, 



Annuity 
Reserve 
Fund. 



Annuity Reserve Fund. 

(2) The Annuity Reserve Fund shall be the fund from 
which shall be paid all annuities and all benefits in lieu of 
annuities, payable as provided in this act. Should a bene- 
ficiary, retired on account of disability, be restored to active 
service with a compensation not less than his regular com- 
pensation at the time of his last retirement, his annuity re- 
serve shall be transferred from the Annuity Reserve Fund to 
the Annuity Savings Fund, and credited to his individual 
account therein. 



Pension Accumulation Fund. 

fumitn" (3) («) The Pension Accumulation Fund shall be the fund 

Fund. into which shall be accumulated all reserves for the payment 

of all pensions and other benefits payable from contributions 
made by the city, and from which shall be paid all pensions 
and other benefits on account of members with prior service 
credit. Contributions to and payments from the Pension 
Accumulation Fund shall be made as follows: — 

(h) On account of each member there shall be paid annually 
into the Pension Accumulation Fund by the said city, for 
the preceding fiscal year, a certain percentage of the regular 
compensation of each member, to be known as the "normal 
contribution", and an additional percentage of his regular 
compensation to be known as the "accrued liability contribu- 
tion." The rates per centum of such contributions shall be 
fixed on the basis of the liabilities of the retirement system 
as shown by actuarial valuation. Until the first valuation 
the normal contribution shall be one and eighty-nine hun- 
dredths per centum, and the accrued liability contribution 
shall be two and fifty-four hundredths per centum, of the 
regular annual compensation of all members. 

(c) On the basis of regular interest and of such mortality 
and other tables as shall be adopted by the retirement board, 
the actuary engaged by the board to make each valuation 
required by this act during the period over which the accrued 
liability contribution is payable, immediately after making 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 184. 211 

such valuation, shall determine the uniform and constant Pension Ac- 
percentage of the regular compensation of the average new FilSd!**'"" 
entrant, which if contributed on the basis of compensation 
of such new entrant throughout his entire period of active 
service is computed to be sufficient to provide for the pay- 
ment of any pension payable on his account. The rate per 
centum so determined shall be known as the "normal con- 
tribution" rate. After the accrued liabilitj^ contribution has 
ceased to be payable, the normal contribution rate shall be 
the rate per centum of the regular compensation of all mem- 
bers obtained by deducting from the total liabilities of the 
Pension Accumulation Fund the amount of the funds in 
hand to the credit of that fund and dividing the remainder 
by one per centum of the present value of the prospective 
future salaries of all members as computed on the basis of the 
mortality and service tables adopted by the retirement board 
and regular interest. The normal rate of contribution shall 
be determined by the actuary after each valuation. 

(d) Immediately succeeding the first valuation, the actuary 
engaged by the retirement board shall compute the rate per 
centum of the total regular compensation of all members 
which is equivalent to four per centum of the amount of the 
total pension liability on account of all members and benefi- 
ciaries which is not dischargeable by the aforesaid normal 
contribution made on account of such members during the 
remainder of their active service. The rate per centum 
originally so determined shall be known as the "accrued 
Hability contribution rate". 

(e) The total amount payable in each year to the Pension 
Accumulation Fund shall be not less than the sum of the 
rates per centum known as the normal contribution rate and 
the accrued liability contribution rate of the total compensa- 
tion earnable by all members during the preceding year; 
provided, that the amount of each annual accrued liability 
contribution shall be at least three per centum greater than 
the preceding annual accrued hability payment, and that 
the aggregate payments of the city shall be sufficient when 
combined with the amount in the fund to provide the pen- 
sions and other benefits payable out of the fund during the 
year then current. 

(f) The accrued liability contribution shall be discontinued 
as soon as the accumulated reserve in the Pension Accumu- 
lation Fund shall equal the present value, as actuarially com- 
puted and approved by the retirement board, of the total 
liability of such fund less the present value, computed on the 
basis of the normal contribution rate then in force, of the 
prospective normal contributions to be received on account of 
persons who are at that time members. 

(g) All pensions, and benefits in lieu thereof, with the 
exception of those payable on account of members who re- 
ceive no prior service allowance, payable from contributions 
of the city, shall be paid from the Pension Accumulation 
Fund. 



212 Acts, 1930. — Chap. 184. 

(h) Upon the retirement of a member not entitled to credit 
for prior service, an amount equal to his pension reserve 
shall be transferred from the Pension Accumulation Fund to 
the Pension Reserve Fund. 

Pension Reserve Fund. 

Pension (4) The Pousion Reserve Fund shall be the fund from 

Fund. which shall be paid the pensions to members not entitled to 

credit for prior service and benefits in lieu thereof. Should 
such a beneficiary, retired on account of disability, be 
restored to active service with a compensation not less than 
his average regular compensation for the year preceding his 
last retirement, the pension reserve thereon shall be trans- 
ferred from the Pension Reserve Fund to the Pension Accu- 
mulation Fund. Should the pension of a disability beneficiary 
be reduced as a result of an increase in his earning capacity, 
the amount of the annual reduction in his pension shall be 
paid annually into the Pension Accumulation Fund during 
the period of such reduction. 

Expense Fund. 
Expense (5) The Expeusc Fund shall be the fund to which shall be 

credited all money appropriated by the city to pay the ad- 
ministration expenses of the retirement system, and from 
which shall be paid all the expenses necessary in connection 
with the administration and operation of the system. 

A ppropriations. 
Appropriations. (Q) ((j) Ou or before the first day of December in each year 
the retirement board shall certify to the mayor the amount 
of the appropriation necessary to pay to the various funds 
of the retirement system the amounts payable by the city 
as enumerated in this act for the year beginning on the first 
day of January of the succeeding year, and items of appro- 
priation, providing such amounts shall be included in the 
budget. 

(6) To cover the requirements of the system for the period 
prior to the date when the first regular appropriation is due, 
as provided by paragraph (a) of this subsection, such amounts 
as shall be necessary to cover the needs of the system shall 
be paid into the Pension Accumulation Fund and the Ex- 
pense Fund by special appropriations to the system. 

MANAGEMENT OF FUNDS. 

Management SECTION 16. (1) The retirement board may invest the 

retirement fuuds of the retirement system in such securities as are ap- 
system. provcd from time to time by the commissioner of insurance 

for the investment of the funds of life insurance companies 

under the laws of the commonwealth. 

(2) The retirement board shall annually allow regular 

interest on the average balance for the preceding year to the 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 184. 213 

credit of the various funds from the interest and dividends Management 
earned from investments. Any excess earnings over the retirement 
amount so credited shall be used for reducing the amount of system. 
contributions required of the city during the ensuing year. 
Any deficiency shall be paid by the city during the ensuing 
j-ear. 

(3) The treasurer of the city shall be custodian of the 
several funds. All payments from said funds shall be made 
by him only upon vouchers signed by two persons designated 
by the retirement board. A duly attested copy of a resolu- 
tion of the retirement board designating such persons and 
bearing upon its face specimen signatures of such persons 
shall be filed with the treasurer as his authority for making 
payments upon such vouchers. No voucher shall be drawn 
unless it shall have been previously authorized by resolution 
of the retirement board. 

(4) For the purpose of meeting disbursements for pen- 
sions, annuities and other payments an amount of money, 
not exceeding ten per centum of the total amount in the 
several funds of the retirement system, may be kept on 
deposit in one or more banks or trust companies organized 
under the laws of the commonwealth or of the United States; 
provided, that the sum on deposit in any one bank or trust 
company shall not exceed ten per centum of the paid-up 
capital and surplus thereof. 

(5) The retirement board may, in its discretion, transfer 
to or from the Pension Accumulation Fund the amount of 
any surplus or deficit which may develop in the reserves 
creditable to the Annuity Reserve Fund or the Pension 
Reserve Fund, as shown by actuarial valuation. 

(6) Except as otherwise provided herein, no member and 
no employee of the retirement board shall have any direct 
interest in the gains or profits of any investment made by 
the retirement board, nor as such receive any pay or emolu- 
ment for his services. No member or employee of the board 
shall, directly or indirectly, for himself or as an agent, in 
any manner use any of the securities or other assets of the 
retirement board, except to make such current and neces- 
sary payments as are authorized by the retirement board; 
nor shall any member or employee of the retirement board 
become an endorser or surety or in any manner an obligor 
for moneys loaned by or borrowed from the retirement 
system. 

(7) Each member of the retirement board, and the 
treasurer of the city in his capacity as custodian of the sev- 
eral funds, shall severally give bond for the faithful per- 
formance of his duties in a sum and with sureties or surety 
approved by the board of aldermen. 

EXEMPTION OF FUNDS FROM TAXATION AND EXECUTION. 

Section 17. The pensions, annuities and retirement Exemption of 
allowances and the accumulated deductions and the cash t^xat1on°^d 
and securities in the funds created by this act are hereby execution. 



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exempted from any state, county or municipal tax of this 
commonwealth, and shall not be subject to execution or 
attachment by trustee process or otherwise, in law or in 
equity, or under any other process whatsoever, and shall be 
non-assignable except as specifically provided in this act. 



Beneficiaries 
not to be paid 
for services to 
city, except, 
etc. 



May be em- 
ployed for 
periods not 
exceeding one 
year at a 
time, etc. 

Proviso. 



RECEIPT OF BOTH RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE AND SALARY 
FORBIDDEN. 

Section 18. No beneficiary of the retirement system 
shall be paid for any service, except service as a juror and 
such service as he may be called upon to perform in the 
police or fire department in a time of public emergency, 
rendered by him to the city after the date of the first payment 
of any retirement allowance hereunder, except as provided 
in section nine of this act, and except as further provided in 
this section. 

Notwithstanding the above provision, a beneficiary may 
be employed, for periods of not exceeding one year at a time, 
with the approval of the mayor and board of aldermen, and 
may receive compensation from the city for the services so 
rendered; provided, that the annual rate of compensation 
paid, together with the retirement allowance received, shall 
not exceed the regular compensation of the said beneficiary 
at the time of retirement. 



Jurisdiction of 
supreme ju- 
dicial court. 



RIGHT OF APPEAL. 

Section 19. The supreme judicial court shall have 
jurisdiction in equity upon the petition of the retirement 
board or any interested party or upon the petition of not 
less than ten taxable inhabitants of the city to compel the 
observance and restrain any violation of this act and the 
rules and regulations authorized or established thereunder. 



Certain rights 
as to demotion, 
transfer, etc., 
of employees 
not affected. 



TENURE UNAFFECTED. 



Section 20. Nothing contained in this act shall affect 
the right or power of the city or other duly constituted au- 
thority in regard to demotion, transfer, suspension or dis- 
charge of any employee. 



Inconsistent 
acts applicable 
only to em- 
I)loyees en- 
titled to bene- 
fits thereof 
on effective 
date of act. 



inconsistent acts. 

Section 21. Any of the provisions of chapter four hun- 
dred and fifty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twelve and of sections forty-four, forty-five, seventy-seven 
and eighty-three of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, 
as amended, which may be inconsistent herewith, and any 
other acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith, shall, on 
and after the effective date of this act, apply only to such 
employees of the city as are, on said effective date, entitled 
to the benefits thereof. Nothing herein contained shall be 
construed as affecting the provisions of sections forty-nine 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 185, 186. 215 

to sixty, inclusive, or of section ninety-two, of chapter 
thirty-two of the General Laws, as amended. 

Section 22. On or before September first in the current ^"''^*^°jjj ^ 
year, the question of the approval of the provisions of this be voted upon 
act shall be finally voted upon bj'- the board of aldermen aide^rmen,"ito. 
of the city of Somerville, and, whether or not said provisions 
are approved by such vote, they shall be submitted for Submission 
acceptance to the qualified voters of said city at the bi- *° '"'*^'"^' ^**'- 
ennial state election to be held in the current year, in the 
form of the following question, which shall be printed upon 
the official ballot to be used in said city at said election: — 
"Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year nine- 
teen hundred and thirty, entitled 'An Act providing retire- 
ment allowances based on annuity and pension contributions 
for emploj'ees of the city of Somerville,' be accepted?" 
If a majority of the voters voting thereon vote in the af- 
firmative in answer to said question this act shall thereupon 
take full effect; otherwise it shall not take effect. 

Approved April 5, 1930. 

An Act relative to the penalty for unlawfully enter- (7/^^r) 185 

ING places where POULTRY IS KEPT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-two of chapter two hundred and sixty-six g. l. 266, § 22, 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after ^'"^"'^^"i- 
the word "not" in the eighth line the words: — less than one 
hundred nor, — by inserting after the word "not" in the 
tenth line the words: — less than six months nor, — and by 
inserting after the word "years" in said tenth fine the words: 
— , or by both such fine and imprisonment, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 22. Whoever, with intent to commit Detention of 
larceny, breaks or enters or enters in the night without break- fawfuUy "enter- 
ing any building or enclosure wherein is kept or confined any wherl^'pouitry 
kind of poultry, may be detained or kept in custody in a con- is kept, 
venient place by the owner of the poultry, or by his agent or 
employee, for 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 warrant issued upon such 
complaint, and, upon conviction of such trespassing or break- Penalty, 
ing or entering, shall be punished by a fine of not less than 
one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars or by im- 
prisonment in the house of correction for not less than six 
months nor more than two years, or by both such fine and 
imprisonment. Approved April 5, 1930. 

An Act increasing the amount of state aid payable to (Jfidy \gQ 

CERTAIN veterans OR THEIR DEPENDENT RELATIVES, AND 
TO CERTAIN NURSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section nine of chapter one hundred and fifteen of the g. l. 11.5, § 9, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth ^'"®"'^®^- 



216 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 187. 



Limit of 
amount of 
state aid 
payable to 
certain 
veterans or 
their de- 
pendent rela- 
tives, and to 
certain nurses, 
etc. 



and in the fifth hne, the word "six" and inserting in place 
thereof in each instance the word: — ten, — and by striking 
out, in the sixth hne, the word "twelve" and inserting in 
place thereof the word: — twenty, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 9. No state aid shall be paid to or for a 
person of the first class as defined in section six exceeding in 
any one month three fourths of the monthly amount of his 
United States pension or compensation, nor exceeding ten 
dollars in any one month; or to or for a person of the second, 
third, fourth or fifth class as defined in said section exceeding 
ten dollars in any one month; and no more than twenty 
dollars shall be paid to or for all dependent relatives of any 
one soldier or sailor in any one month. State aid shall not 
be paid to or for any soldier or sailor on account of service 
in the war with Spain, or to his dependent relatives, unless 
he enlisted or was appointed in the service of the United 
States after February fourteenth and prior to August 
twelfth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight; but it may be 
allowed to or for volunteers mustered into the service of the 
United States in Massachusetts regiments after said August 
twelfth but prior to January first, eighteen hundred and 
ninety-nine, who shall otherwise be qualified to receive the 
same, and to or for their dependent relatives. 

Approved April 5, 1930. 



Chai). 1S7 ^^ ^^'^ RELATIVE TO THE NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES AT 
PRELIMINARY ELECTIONS OR CAUCUSES IN THE CITY OF 
TAUNTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter four hundred and forty- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine is hereby 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following: — In 
preparing the official ballots for a preliminary election or 
caucus, blank spaces shall be left at the end of each list of 
candidates for nomination for the different offices equal to 
the number to be nominated therefor, in which the voter may 
insert the name of any person not printed on the ballot for 
whom he desires to vote for nomination for such office. 

The two persons receiving at a preliminary election or 
caucus the highest number of votes for nomination for an 
office shall, except as hereinafter provided, be the sole candi- 
dates for that office whose names shall be printed on the 
official ballot to be used at the annual or special city election 
at which such office is to be filled. If two or more persons 
are to be elected to the same office at such annual or special 
city election, the several persons in number equal to twice 
the number so to be elected receiving at such preliminary 
election or caucus the highest number of votes for nomination 
for that office, or all such persons, if less than twice the 
number of those so to be elected, shall, except as hereinafter 
provided, be the sole candidates for that office whose names 



1909, 448, § 6. 
amended. 

Blank spaces 
to be left on 
ballots for 
preliminary 
election or 
caucus. 



Nominations, 
how deter- 
mined. 



Sole candi- 
dates. 



I 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 188. 2l7 

shall be printed on the official ballot to be used at such annual 
or special city election. If the preliminary election or caucus Tie vote, 
results in a tie vote among candidates for nomination receiv- 
ing the lowest number of votes, which, but for said tie vote, 
would entitle a person receiving the same to have his name 
printed upon the official ballot for the annual or special city 
election, all candidates participating in said tie vote shall 
have their names printed upon the official ballot, although in 
consequence there be printed thereon candidates to a number 
exceeding twice the number to be elected. 

If at the expiration of the time for filing petitions of can- when insuf- 
didates to be voted for at a preliminary election or caucus of petidoM*'^' 
not more than twice as many such petitions have been filed jji^ve been 
with the city clerk for an office as are to be elected to said dales fiTng" 
office, the candidates whose petitions have thus been filed deemed to°^^ 
shall be deemed to have been nominated to said office and have been 
their names shall be printed upon the official ballot to be used etc. 
at such annual or special city election, and the city clerk shall 
not print said names upon the ballot to be used at said pre- 
hminary election or caucus, and no other nomination to said 
office shall be made. If it shall appear that no names are to Preliminary 
be printed upon the official ballot to be used at a preliminary ^y^^en^not to be 
election or caucus, such preliminary election or caucus shall teid. 
not be held. 

Section 2. Chapter one hundred and seventy-six of the i9io, i76, 
acts of nineteen hundred and ten is hereby repealed. repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted for acceptance Submission to 
to the registered voters of the city of Taunton at the 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 
court in the year nineteen hundred and thirty, entitled 'An 
Act relative to the nomination of candidates at preliminary 
elections or caucuses in the city of Taunton', be accepted?" 
If a majority of the votes cast on said question are in the 
affirmative, this act shall thereupon take effect, but not 
otherwise. Approved April 5, 1930. 

An Act reviving cook-taylor go., inc. Chav.lSS 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Cook-Taylor Co., Inc., a corporation dis- Cook-Tayior 
solved by chapter two hundred and seventy-three of the acts revived!" 
of nineteen 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. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of March thirty- Effective date. 
first in the current year. Approved April 5, 1930. 



218 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 189. 



G. L. 59, § 5, 
cl. twenty- 
third, 
amended. 



Certain 
exemptions 
from taxation 
granted to 
certain veter- 
ans and their 
wives and 
widows. 



Chap. 1S9 An Act granting certain exemptions from taxation 

TO CERTAIN VETERANS AND THEIR WIVES AND WIDOWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Clause twenty-third of section five of chapter fiftj^-nine 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after 
the word "rebellion" in the second line the words: — , in 
the Spanish war, in the Philippine insurrection or in the 
Chinese relief expedition, — by inserting after the word 
"discharged" in the third line the words: — or honorably 
released, — and by inserting after the word "rebellion" 
in the twentj^-third hne the words: — , in the Spanish war, 
in the Philippine insurrection or in the Chinese relief ex- 
pedition, — so as to read as follows: — 

Twenty-third, Soldiers and sailors who served in the 
military or naval service of the United States in the war 
of the rebellion, in the Spanish war, in the Philippine in- 
surrection or in the Chinese relief expedition, and were 
honorably discharged or honorably released therefrom shall 
be assessed for, but shall be exempt at their request from 
the payment of, a poll tax, and, if they are not entitled to 
exemption under the preceding clause, their property, and 
the property of their wives or widows, shall be exempt 
from taxation to the amount of one thousand dollars in the 
case of each person; provided, that the combined exemp- 
tion of such a soldier or sailor and his wife shall not exceed 
one thousand dollars, and provided, further, that the com- 
bined estate, real and personal, of the person so exempted 
and of the husband or wife of such person does not exceed 
in value the sum of five thousand dollars, exclusive of the 
value of the mortgage interest held by persons other than 
the person to be exempted in such mortgaged real estate as 
may be included in said combined estate; but if, said com- 
bined estate being less than five thousand dollars, the sum 
total thereof and of such mortgage interest exceeds one 
thousand dollars, the amount so exempted shall be one 
thousand dollars. If the property of a person entitled to 
such exemption is taxable in more than one town, or partly 
without the commonwealth, only such proportion of the one 
thousand dollars exemption shall be made in any town as 
the value of the property taxable in such town bears to the 
whole of the taxable propert}'' of such person. The widows 
of soldiers and sailors who served as aforesaid and who lost 
their lives in the war of the rebellion, in the Spanish war, in 
the Philippine insurrection or in the Chinese relief expedi- 
tion, shall be entitled to exemption as specified in the pre- 
ceding clause. No exemption shall be made under this 
clause of the property of a person not a legal resident of the 
commonwealth. Approved April 7, 1930. 



Provisos. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 190. 219 



An Act relative to the powers of the new york, new QJmr) 190 

HAVEN AND HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY AS AFFECTED 
BY ITS interests IN CERTAIN SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter three hundred and P.^Jn'^'^j' 
nine of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen 
is hereby amended by striking out the word "and" the 
second time it occurs in the twenty-eighth line, and insert- 
ing in place thereof a comma, and by inserting after the 
word "lighters" in the twenty-ninth line the words: — 
and motor vehicles, — so that the last sentence of said 
section will read as follows: — So long as the New Haven New York, 
company shall continue to hold, directly or indirectly, a MTilirtfOTd 
controlling interest in the stock of the New England Steam- qq^"""^^ 
ship Company and in the stock of the Hartford and New restrict p^owers 
York Transportation Company, it shall not permit either subsidfa^y 
of said companies to exercise any corporate powers and companies, 
franchises except such as are reasonably required for the 
management, operation, maintenance or improvement of 
steamship and barge lines, lighters and motor vehicles; nor 
shall the New Haven company, so long as it continues to 
hold, directly or indirectly, a controlling interest in the 
stock of the Providence Securities Company, permit said 
company to exercise any corporate powers or franchises 
except such as are reasonably required to perform its obli- 
gation of transferring its registered debentures upon its books. 

Section 2. Section eight of said chapter three hundred J^g^J^-^^^g^' 
and nine is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"shall" in the tenth hne the words: — , except as hereinafter 
provided, — by striking out, in the eighteenth line, the 
words "public service commission" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — department of pubhc utilities, — 
and by adding at the end the following: — ; provided, that 
the department of public utilities, at any time after making 
the certification provided for in subdivision (c) of this sec- 
tion, may waive in whole or in part any or all the conditions 
set forth in subdivision (b) of this section if such waiver is 
found by said department to be consistent with the public 
interest and thereupon the condition or conditions in so 
far as waived shall cease to be in effect, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 8. The New Haven company is Dividends 
hereby prohibited from declaring or paying dividends upon Sn°tu',^etc!^' 
its common stock in excess of five per cent per annum until 
(a) all the sales have been made of stock, bonds, notes or 
other evidences of indebtedness of other corporations or 
associations or of other property required by the decree of 
the United States court for the southern district of New 
York, entered the seventeenth day of October, nineteen hun- 
dred and fourteen, as the same is now or may hereafter be 
modified; until (b) it shall, except as hereinafter provided, 
have caused to be cancelled the bonds of the New York, 



220 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 191. 



Proviso. 



1917 (S.), 309. 
§ 3, repealed. 



Westchester and Boston Railway Company which it held on 
the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, amounting at par to two million one hundred and 
ninety thousand dollars, and shall have reduced the book 
value of the notes of said railway company which it holds 
to one dollar, and the book value of the stock of said railway 
company which it holds by three million dollars; and until 
(c) the department of public utilities shall have certified 
that, beginning with the thirtieth day of June, nineteen 
hundred and thirteen, an amount has been appropriated from 
the earnings of the New Haven company, or has been paid 
on notes of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway 
Company reduced to the book value of one dollar, and has 
been used for additions and improvements to the property 
of the New Haven company, or for the retirement of float- 
ing indebtedness which said company may lawfully fund 
by an issue of stock or bonds, which is equal to the net 
'amount of any losses upon the sale of securities under the 
aforesaid decree of the United States court, plus the net 
amount of any book loss resulting from the dissolution of 
the New England Navigation Company and of the Millbrook 
Company, plus the amount of the reduction in the book 
value of the holdings of the New Haven company in the 
securities of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway 
Company hereinbefore provided for; provided, that the 
department of public utilities, at any time after making the 
certification provided for in subdivision (c) of this section, 
may waive in whole or in part any or all the conditions set 
forth in subdivision (b) of this section if such waiver is 
found by said department to be consistent with the public 
interest and thereupon the condition or conditions in so far 
as waived shall cease to be in effect. 

Section 3. Section three of said chapter three hundred 
and nine is hereby repealed. Approved April 7, 1930. 



Chap. 191 An Act relative to the interest held by the cen- 
tral VERMONT RAILWAY, INC., AS LESSEE IN THE RAIL- 
ROADS, FRANCHISES AND OTHER PROPERTY OF THE NEW 
LONDON NORTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The transfer of the interest of the Central 
Vermont Railway Company, as lessee, in the railroads, 
franchises and other property of the New London Northern 
Railroad Company to Central Vermont Railway, Inc., 
upon foreclosure of the mortgage consented to by the gen- 
eral court by chapter three hundred and forty-seven of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen and approved 
as therein provided by the department of public utilities, 
being the lawful successor of the public service commis- 
sion, and the prior transfer of the interest of the Central 
Vermont Railroad Company in said leasehold to Central 



Certain 
transfer of in- 
terest of 
Central 
Vermont 
Railway 
Company, as 
lessee, in rail- 
roads, fran- 
chises, etc., of 
New London 
Northern 
Railroad 
Company to 
Central 
Vermont 
Railway, Inc , 
approved and 
ratified. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 192. 221 

Vermont Railway Company, upon foreclosure of the mort- 
gage consented to by the general court by chapter four 
hundred and fifty-six of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
ninety-eight and approved as therein provided, by the 
board of railroad commissioners are hereby approved and 
ratified. 

Section 2. The transfer or proposed transfer by Central centrif ^^ 
Vermont Railway, Inc., of the interest of said Central Ver- Vermont 
mont Railwaj^, Inc., as lessee, in the railroads, franchises onntiTres/of' 
and other property of the New London Northern Railroad virnSnf'^''' 
Companj^, by a mortgage or deed of trust covering other Railway, inc., 
lines of railroad and other property of said Central Ver- raiiroaX'."* 
mont Railway, Inc., as well as said leasehold interest, to any etc°°of^New 
trust company incorporated under the laws of the common- London North- 
wealth of Massachusetts or of any other state or the Do- com^any^^ 
minion of Canada or any province therein, as trustee, with andTithlirSed 
or without an individual co-trustee, and its or their successors 
in trust, to secure bonds of said Central Vermont Railway, 
Inc., is hereby consented to and authorized; provided. Proviso, 
that such consent and authorization shall take effect only 
when such transfer is approved by the department of public 
utilities, after notice and a public hearing, as consistent with 
the public interest. Approved April 7, 1930. 

An Act making certain children of certain veterans Phnri 192 

ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SOLDIERS' RELIEF. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and fifteen of the General Laws, g. l. iis, § n, 
as most recently amended in section seventeen by chapter ®*'°- ^"^^^^^e^- 
one hundred and ten of the acts of the current year, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section seventeen and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 17. If fg"|gi7o^ 
a person who served in the army or navy of the United certain persons 
States in the war of the rebellion, in the army, navy or ITa^'/s'^eTvice^ 
marine corps in the war with Spain or the Philippine insur- !^gi'^'*°^ ^"^ 
rection between April twenty-first, eighteen hundred and dependents. 
ninet3'--eight, and July fourth, nineteen hundred and two, 
or in the army, navy or marine corps in the world war and 
received an honorable discharge from all enlistments therein, 
and who has a legal settlement in a town in the common- 
wealth, becomes poor and wholly or partly unable to pro- 
vide maintenance for himself, his wife or minor children 
under sixteen years of age or for a dependent father or 
mother, unless such condition is the result of his own criminal 
or wilful misconduct, or if such person dies leaving a widow 
or minor children under sixteen years of age, or minor 
children over sixteen but under eighteen years of age who 
attend school or are incapacitated for work, or a dependent 
father or mother without proper means of support, such 
support as may be necessary shall be accorded to him or 
his said dependents by the town where they or any of them 
have a legal settlement^ and his said dependents^ in the_case 



222 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 192. 



Soldiers' 
relief for 
certain persons 
in military or 
naval service, 
etc., and for 
their 
dependents. 



Notice to 
certain 
officials of 
application 
for military 
aid or 
soldiers' relief. 

Procedure in 
case of un- 
reasonable 
delay in aiding 
applicant. 



Penalty. 



Applicable to 
certain army 
nurses, etc. 



of his death, shall not be deemed ineligible to receive said 
support by reason of criminal or wilful misconduct on his 
part at any time during his lifetime; but should such person 
have all the said qualifications except settlement, if he 
served in the war of the rebellion, or in the army, navy 
or marine corps in the war with Spain or the Philippine in- 
surrection between said dates, his widow, who has acquired 
a legal settlement in her own right before August twelfth, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, which settlement has not 
been defeated or lost, or if he served in the world war and 
at the time of his decease was a legal resident of this com- 
monwealth, his widow, who has a legal settlement and who 
has not remarried, and his minor children under sixteen 
years of age, and those over sixteen but under eighteen 
years of age who attend school or are incapacitated for work, 
shall also be eligible to receive relief under this section. 
Any crippled, blind or helpless child, whether a minor or 
adult, of a deceased person who served in the army or navy 
of the United States in the war of the rebellion, or in the war 
with Spain or the Philippine insurrection between April 
twenty-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight and July 
fourth, nineteen hundred and two, and received an honor- 
able discharge from all enlistments therein, if such child is 
receiving a pension from the United States and is not other- 
wise eligible to receive relief under this section, shall also be 
eligible as aforesaid. Such relief shall be furnished by 
the aldermen or selectmen, or, in Boston, by the soldiers' 
relief commissioner, subject, however, to the direction of 
the city council of said city as to the amount to be paid. 
The beneficiary shall receive said relief at home, or at such 
other place as the aldermen, selectmen or soldiers' relief 
commissioner deem proper, but he shall not be compelled 
to receive the same at an infirmary or public institution 
unless his physical or mental condition requires, or, if a 
minor, unless his parents or guardian so elect. 

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 settlement of an applicant for soldiers' relief un- 
reasonably delays in aiding the applicant after receipt of 
said notice, the town of the applicant's residence shall forth- 
with 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 such order of the commis- 
sioner who refuses and neglects to compl}^ therewith shall be 
punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five nor more 
than one hundred dollars. 

This section shall also apply to army nurses who served 
in the army hospitals of the United States during the civil 
war and are entitled to state aid under section six and to 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 193. 223 

army nurses and their dependents as specified herein who 
served in the army, navy or marine corps during the war 
with Spain or during tlie PhiHppine insurrection between 
April twentj^-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and 
July fourth, nineteen hundred and two, or during the world 
war. Approved April 8, 1930. 



C/iap.l93 



An Act relative to wild birds. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the g. l. i3i, new 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section |^*'°" after 
fifty-seven the following new section : — Section 57 A . wiid birds not 
Whoever, for the purpose of taking or killing a wild bird, *° ^fii^^'^b'* 
places or causes to be placed upon the shores or foreshores of, placing grain 
or in or upon, any waters within the commonwealth grain or^wat\^r7^^ 
of any kind shall be punished by a fine of not less than within state. 
twenty nor more than fifty dollars. 

Section 2. Section thirty-seven of said chapter one g. l. i3i, 
hundred and thirty-one, as amended by section one of chap- Imended. 
ter one hundred and seventy-one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two and by section one of chapter three 
hundred and seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking out, 
in the fifth line, the words "the hours of" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — one half hour after, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 37. No person, except as pro- Hunting, 
vided in sections forty and eighty-two to eighty-nine, in- etliTofswkns, 
elusive, shall kill or possess a swan at any time, or hunt, bratt^^dtfc'ks 
pursue, take or kill any other of the anatidse, commonly andt^airegu- 
known as wild geese, brant, ducks and teal, between one ^'^ 
half hour after sunset and one half hour before sunrise, or in 
Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes or Nantucket county between 
January sixteenth and September fifteenth, both dates in- 
clusive, or in any other county between January first and 
September fifteenth, both dates inclusive, or at any time with 
a shotgun of over ten gauge or by the use of a rifle, revolver 
or pistol, or have in possession any of such anatidse or part 
thereof during the close season. No person shall take or 
kill more than eight wild geese, eight brant and twenty-five 
ducks of all kinds in the aggregate in any one day. Vio- Penalty, 
lation of any provision of this section shall be punished by a 
fine of not less than twenty dollars. This section shall not un'j Vf d'erai 
be deemed to permit the hunting, pursuing, taking or kill- law. 
ing of any anatidae during the time when the same is for- 
bidden by federal law. Approved April 8, 1930. 



224 Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 194, 195, 196. 



Chap. 194 An Act authorizing the town of methuen to borrow 

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF REMODELING ITS TOWN 
HALL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 
Town of Section 1. For the purpose of remodeling its town 

Methuen may ■, ^^ ^ pn^rii r> • 

borrow money hall, the town 01 Methucn may borrow irom time to time, 
o^remodding within a period of five years from the passage of this act, 
its town hall, gygjj sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, twenty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
Methuen Town thercfor, which shall bear on their face the words, Methuen 
Act of 1930. Town Hall Loan, Act of 1930. Each authorized issue shall 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in 
not more than five years from their dates. 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, including the limitation con- 
tained 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 9, 1930. 



Chap. 195 An Act making certain Massachusetts veterans re- 
ceiving HOSPITAL TREATMENT OUTSIDE THE COMMON- 
WEALTH eligible to RECEIVE MILITARY AID. 

pr'^fmbre"^ Whcrcas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 

to defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation 
of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sls^cliusetts ^o veteran, who is or shall be otherwise entitled to mili- 

veterans re- tary aid uuder chapter one hundred and fifteen of the Gen- 

tf^tmenr^'*'* cral Laws, shall lose his right thereto by reason of his ab- 

sti^Hfigibie sence from the commonwealth while receiving hospital 

to receive treatment, under order of the United States veterans' bu- 

mi itary ai . j-gg^^^ ^^ ^^j^g United Statcs naval hospital at Newport, Rhode 
Island. Approved April 9, 1930. 

Chap.lQQ An Act relative to sewer assessments in the town 

OF NORWOOD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

m^Tstn^town Section L The Selectmen of the town of Norwood may 
of Norwood. determine the value of the benefit or advantage to every 
parcel of real estate in the town beyond the general ad- 
vantage to all real estate therein from the construction 
hereafter of any sewer or extension of any existing sewer or 
from the doing of any other work authorized by the pro- 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 197. 225 

visions of chapter three hundred and eleven of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and one, and may assess on every such 
parcel a proportionate share of such part, not exceeding two 
thirds, as said selectmen shall deem just, of the expenses 
incurred by the town for the improvements aforesaid; 
provided, that no assessment on any parcel of real estate Proviso. 
shall exceed the value of the special benefit to that parcel. 

Section 2. The said town may, however, at any town Town may 
meeting after this act is accepted, vote that two thirds of ^"oVwr'ds o? 
the estimated average cost of the completion or extension of estimated cost 
the existing sewer system or systems in said town be there- etc*!?S^exbting 
after assessed upon the estates benefited by said system or u*|^n''|Jtl'fe^ 
systems, and in such case the selectmen of said town shall benefited. 
fix a uniform rate according to the frontage of estates upon Uniform rate. 
any street or way in which a sewer is constructed or accord- 
ing 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 accord- 
ance with such rate; provided, that no assessment on any Proviso. 
parcel of real estate shall exceed the value of the special 
benefit to that parcel. 

Section 3. The provisions of chapter three hundred and ^\^^^^i^[^^' 
eleven of the acts of nineteen hundred and one, so far as they assessments 
are appHcable and not inconsistent herewith, shall apply to Action""! 0^2. 
assessments made under section one or two. 

Section 4. This act shall, for the purpose of its submis- Fuiiy effective 
sion for acceptance, take effect upon its passage and shall "nce'^bT''^*^ 
take full effect upon its acceptance, within two years after voters, etc. 
its passage, by a majority of the voters of the said town 
voting thereon at a town meeting. 

Approved April 9, 1930. 



An Act to authorize the town of auburn to borrow (J}iav 197 

AN additional SUM FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPPLYING 
WATER TO ITS INHABITANTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter three hundred and twenty-six of 1924. 326. § 5, 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four is hereby ^'"'^" 
amended by striking out, in the fourth and fifth lines, the 
words ''one hundred and fifty" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — two hundred, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 5. Said town may, for the purpose of Juburn^ma 
paying the necessary expenses and habilities incurred or to is^ue'borlds. 
be incurred under the provisions of this act, issue from time p^se oT '^'^^' 
to time bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding in the ^"'^^Pr^tJ'ftg 
aggregate two hundred thousand dollars, which shall bear inhabitants. 
on their face the words, Town of Auburn Water Loan, Act Town of 
of 1924. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate watw Loan, 
loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more than ^""^ °^ i^^^- 
thirty years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under 



226 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 198, 199. 



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. Approved April 9, 1930. 



C hap. 19S An Act authorizing the city of salem to acquire cer- 
tain FLATS AND LANDS IN OR ADJACENT TO COLLINS COVE 
IN SAID CITY. 



City of Salem 
may acquire 
certain flats 
and lands in 
or adjacent to 
Collins Cove 
in said city 
for certain 
municipal 
purposes. 



May improve 
lands ac- 
quired, lay 
out streets, 
etc. 



All things 
done in and 
over tide 
water subject 
to G. L. 91. 

Effective 
upon 

acceptance, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Salem may from time to time 
acquire by purchase or take in fee by eminent domain under 
chapter eighty A of the General Laws, inserted therein by 
section one of chapter three hundred and eighty of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, such uplands, flats 
and tide lands in that part of said city lying southerly and 
southwesterly from the northerly line of Osgood street 
extended to Salem Neck and bounded easterly by property 
of the city of Salem and Alms House road and southerly by 
Fort avenue and southwesterly by the location of the Boston 
and Maine Railroad and westerly by Collins street, for the 
purpose of abating or preventing any nuisance in Collins Cove, 
of constructing one or more public parks or playgrounds, 
of constructing streets or boulevards and for such other 
municipal purposes as the city government shall determine. 

Section 2. The said city may from time to time fill 
with suitable material and otherwise improve any lands and 
flats acquired as aforesaid, or any portion thereof, and may 
lay out streets or avenues upon and over the same and may 
sell and convey, or otherwise dispose of, any portions of said 
lands and flats not required for pubhc uses. 

Section 3. All things done under the authority of this 
act in and over tide water shall be subject to the provisions 
of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws. 

Section 4. 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. Approved April 9, 1930. 



Chap. 



Town of 
Marshfield 
may borrow 
money to 
meet its share 
of expendi- 
tures for 
dredging and 
filling certain 
shore areas in 
said town for 
purpose of 



199 An Act providing for dredging and filling certain 
shore areas in the town of marspifield for the 
purpose of improving green harbor and providing 
land for an aviation field. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of meeting its share of the 
expenditures required to dredge and fill certain tide waters 
and foreshores and to construct other necessary works in 
that part of the town of Marshfield called Green Harbor, 
with a view to improving the said harbor for navigation and 
to reclaiming land for use as an aviation field, all of said work 
to be done by the department of pubhc works under and 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 200. 227 

subject to the provisions of section twentj^-nine of chapter improving 
ninetj'-one of the General Laws, said town may borrow anTproviding 
from time to time such sums as may be necessary, not ex- av"ft[on field. 
ceeding, in the aggregate, forty thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Town of JNIarshfield, Harbor Improvement Town of 
and Aviation Field Reclamation Loan, Act of 1930. Each Harbor'''^' 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such ^nd^^^','P[J^ioJj* 
loans shall be payable in not more than ten years from their Field Reoia- 
dates. Indebtedness incurred hereunder shall be inside the Act^onm"' 
statutory limit and shall, except as herein provided, be 
subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, including 
the limitation appearing in the first paragraph of section 
seven of said chapter fortj^-four, 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 accept- Effective upon 
ance during the current year by vote of the town of Marsh- H^^p^^'^'^^' 
field in town meeting and the filing in the office of the de- 
partment of public works of a certified copy of said vote. 
So much hereof as provides for acceptance as aforesaid shall 
take effect upon its passage. Approved April 9, 1930. 



An Act authorizing the city of revere to borrow nhnqi 200 

MONEY for school BUILDING PURPOSES. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing additions city of Revere 
to the Abraham Lincoln school and to the senior high school, ™oney°for^ 
such additions to increase the floor space of said buildings, school building 
and for the original equipment and furnishing of such 
additions, the city of Revere may borrow, from time to 
time within a period of five years from the passage of this 
act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face 
the words, Revere School Loan, Act of 1930. Each author- Revere School 
ized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans [fgo"' ^^^ °^ 
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. Indebted- 
ness incurred under this act shall be outside 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 April 11, 1930. 



228 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 201, 202. 



Chap.201 An Act authorizing the town of needham to borrow 

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING, EQUIPPING 
AND FURNISHING A NEW FIRE AND POLICE STATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a fire and 
police station building on land owned by the town and of 
originally equipping and furnishing such building, the town 
of Needham may borrow from time to time, within a period 
of five years from the passage of this act, such sums as may 
be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Needham Fire and 
Police Station Loan, Act of 1930. Each authorized issue 
shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be 
paid in not more than fifteen years from their dates, but no 
issue shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal 
to an amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized 
issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax 
levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred 
under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit but 
shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the 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 11, 1930. 



Town of 
Needham 
may borrow 
money for 
purpose of 
constructing, 
equipping 
and furnishing 
a new fire and 
police station. 



Needham Fire 
and Police 
Station Loan, 
Act of 1930. 



Chap. 202 An Act authorizing the town of needham to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Town of Need- 
ham may bor- 
row money 
for school 
purposes. 



Needham 
School Loan, 
Act of 1930. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing an addition 
to the Stephen Palmer school building, on land belonging 
to the town, so as to increase the floor space of said build- 
ing, and of originally equipping and furnishing said addition, 
the town of Needham may borrow from time to time, 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, sixty-five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Needham School Loan, Act of 1930. Each authorized issue 
shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid 
in not more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue 
shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an 
amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue 
is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of 
the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under 
this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit but shall, 
except as herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 203, 204. 229 

of the General Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained 
in the first paragraph of section seven thereof as revised 
by chapter three hundred and twentj^-four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved April 11, 1930. 



Chap.20S 



An Act authorizing the director of animal industry 
to make and enforce reasonable rules, regulations 
and orders relative to disease-free herds of cattle. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter one hundred and twenty-nine of ^^^ed' ^ ^' 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "animals" in the fifth line the words: — ; the estabhsh- 
ing of disease-free herds of cattle and the issuing of certificates 
in connection therewith, — so as to read as follows: — Sec- Director of 
tion 2. The director may make and enforce reasonable tr^y^ly^make 
orders, rules and regulations relative to the following: the f^^on'iff^ie^ 
sanitary condition of neat cattle, other ruminants and swine rules, regu- 
and of places where such animals are kept ; the prevention, If/dere. ^^^ 
suppression and extirpation of contagious diseases of do- 
mestic animals ; the establishing of disease-free herds of cattle 
and the issuing of certificates in connection therewith; the 
inspection, examination, quarantine, care and treatment or 
destruction of domestic animals affected with or which have 
been exposed to contagious disease, the burial or other 
disposal of their carcasses, and the cleansing and disinfection 
of places where contagion exists or has existed. No rules Approval by 
or regulations shall take effect until approved by the gov- founciL'^"*^ 
ernor and council. Approved April 11, 1930. 



An Act relative to the making of statements by elec- ni^r.^ oc\a 

TION OFFICERS AS TO THE STATE OF THE POLLS AT ELECTIONS ^ * 

AND PRIMARIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-eight of chapter fifty-four of g. l. 54, § 68, 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after ^"^^" ^ 
the word "except" in the fifth line the following: — as 
expressly permitted by section one hundred and five and 
except, — so as to read as follows : — Section 68. No elec- no statement 
tion officer shall, before the public declaration of the vote, b°efo?e'^ubiic 
make any statement of the number of ballots cast, the declaration of 
number of votes given for any person, the name of any e^.^' ^'"^^^^' 
person who has voted or whose name has not been checked, 
or of any other fact tending to show the state of the polls, 
except as expressly permitted by section one hundred and 
five and except that he shall when requested make a state- 
ment of the figures on the ballot box register, which state- 
ment shall not be considered an official declaration as to 
the state of the polls or of the number of ballots cast. 



230 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 205, 206. 



G. L. 54, § 105, 
etc., amended. 



Public an- 
nouncement of 
result of votes 
cast for each 
candidate for 
an office or 
upon a ques- 
tion submitted 
to voters, 
regulated. 



G. L. 56, § 18, 
amended. 

Penalty for 
violation of 
G. L. 54, § 68. 



Section 2. Section one hundred and five of said chapter 
fifty-four, as amended by section five of chapter two hun- 
dred and nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, is hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following new paragraph : — 

Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, 
the clerks of precincts or the town clerk in a town not di- 
vided into precincts may, if authorized in writing by the 
election commissioners or election commission in a city having 
such a body, by the city clerk in any other city or by the 
town clerk in a town, publicly announce the number of 
votes cast for each candidate for each office as soon as the 
count of ballots for that office has been completed, and the 
number of affirmative or negative votes cast upon any 
question submitted to the voters, as soon as the count of 
ballots upon such question has been completed. 

Section 3. Chapter fifty-six of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section eighteen and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 18. Any 
election officer who violates any provision of section sixty- 
eight of chapter fifty-four shall be punished by imprison- 
ment for not more than one month. 

Approved April 11, 1930. 



Chap. 205 An Act relative to the payment of compensation under 

THE workmen's COMPENSATION LAWS FOR INJURIES RE- 
CEIVED BY EMPLOYEES WHILE OPERATING OR USING MOTOR 
OR OTHER VEHICLES. 



G. L. 152. § 26, 
etc., amended. 



Payment of 
compensation 
under work- 
men's com- 
pensation laws 
for injuries re- 
ceived by em- 
ployees while 
operating or 
using motor or 
other vehicles. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-six of chapter one hundred and fifty-two 
of the General Laws, as amended by section three of chapter 
three hundred and nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-seven, is hereby further amended by adding at the 
end thereof the following new sentence : — For the purposes 
of this section, any person while operating or using a motor 
or other vehicle, whether or not belonging to his employer, 
with his employer's general authorization or approval, in 
the performance of work in connection with the business 
affairs or undertakings of his employer, and whether within 
or without the commonwealth, shall be conclusively pre- 
sumed to be an employee. Approved April 11, 1930. 



C hap. 20Q An Act validating the incorporation and certain acts 

AND proceedings OF THE PORTUGUESE CONTINENTAL 
UNION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

InTcertai'n"" ^hc incorporatiou of the Portuguese Continental Union 

acts.^etc^'of of the United States of America on October first, nineteen 

OD^nUnSr"^ hundred and twenty-nine as a fraternal benefit society under 

UniteYst^^tes scctiou nine of chapter one hundred and seventy-six of the 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 207, 208. 231 

General Laws, and all acts and proceedings of said society, of America, 
insofar as they arc illegal by reason of its failure to secure ^■' ' "*^ ' 
its certificate of incorporation and to begin business within 
the time limited by section ten of said chapter one hundred 
and seventj'-six, are hereby confirmed and made valid. 

Approved April 11, 1930. 

An Act relative to the a. b. c. street railway, so- nhnj) OQ? 

CALLED, IN THE CITY OF ATTLEBORO. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Attleboro may sell to the Inter- cityof Attie- 
state Street Railway Company the tracks, poles, trolley, ^ inSaTe^ 
feed and stay wires, and all cars, equipment and other ^^^'''^^com'an 
property and devices used in connection with the street tracks, cars. 
railway owned by said city and operated, in pursuance of connection with 
Part I ■ of chapter one hundred and eighty-seven of the ^'''b'^c "sfreet 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, under the Railway, so- 
name of A. B. C. Street Railway, on Emory street. Park ''^"^'^" 
street and Oak Hill avenue in said city. 

Section 2. Said company is hereby authorized to pur- Purchase to 
chase said equipment and other property, and thereupon granr<^el-^ 
to use the same for the purpose of providing street railway [®"^'?'^„°^ 
service in said streets. Such purchase shall be deemed a '^^ 
grant of extension of location in said streets in all respects 
as if granted and certified as consistent with the public 
interest, under the provisions of section seventy of chapter 
one hundred and sixty-one of the General Laws. 

Section 3. In lieu of the sale and purchase authorized city may dis- 

,• ,, -i-j 1- !• ii continue opera- 

in sections one and two, said city may discontinue the tion of a. b. c. 
operation of said A. B. C. Street Railway and may sell at ^iyfn^ilu" 
private sale or public auction all of the property and equip- of sale, etc. 
ment described in section one. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its accept- ^ccSa'n^ce,^e"c. 
ance during the current year by vote of the municipal coun- 
cil of said city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but 
not otherwise. Approved April 11, 1930. 



An Act relative to the payment of certain expenses nhp,^ ono 
of reviews in industrial accident cases. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section ten of chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the g. l. 152, § 10, 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the ^'^^I'^e'^- 
word "parties" in the sixth line the following sentence: — 
If a claim for a review is so filed by the insurer in any case 
and the board by its decision orders the insurer to make, or 
to continue, payments to the injured employee, the cost to 
the injured employee of such review, including therein 
reasonable counsel fees, shall be determined by the board and 
shall be paid by the insurer, — so as to read as follows : — Hearing by re- 
Section 10. If a claim for a review is filed under section Tn'd^i'm for a 



232 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 209, 210. 



review in in- 
dustrial ac- 
cident cases. 



Payment of 
certain expenses 
of reviews. 



eight, the reviewing board shall hear the parties, and may 
hear evidence in regard to pertinent matters and may revise 
the decision in whole or in part, or may refer the matter 
back to the member for further findings of fact, and shall file 
its decision with the records of the proceedings and notify 
the parties. If a claim for a review is so filed by the in- 
surer in any case and the board by its decision orders the 
insurer to make, or to continue, payments to the injured 
employee, the cost to the injured employee of such review, 
including therein reasonable counsel fees, shall be de- 
termined by the board and shall be paid by the insurer. 
No party shall as of right be entitled to a second hearing 
upon questions of fact. Approved April 11, 1930. 



G. L. 68, new 
section added. 

Certain unin- 
corporated 
trustees of 
charitable 
trusts to file 
annual reports 
with depart- 
ment of 
public welfare. 



Chap. 209 A.N Act requiring certain unincorporated trustees 
OF charitable trusts to file annual reports with 

THE department OF PUBLIC WELFARE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter sixty-eight of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by adding thereto the following new section: — Section 16. 
Every unincorporated trustee who holds in trust within 
the commonwealth property given, devised or bequeathed 
for benevolent, charitable, humane or philanthropic pur- 
poses and administers, or is under a duty to administer, the 
same in whole or in part for said purposes within the com- 
monwealth shall annually, on or before November first, 
make to the department of public welfare a written report 
for the last preceding financial year of such trust, showing 
the property so held and administered, the receipts and 
expenditures in connection therewith, the whole number 
and the average number of beneficiaries thereof, and such 
other information as the department requires; provided, 
that if any such trustee is required by law to file an account 
with the probate court, said department shall accept a copy 
thereof in lieu of the report hereinbefore required. Failure 
for two successive years to file such a report shall constitute 
a breach of trust within the meaning of section eight of 
chapter twelve and shall be reported by said department to 
the attorney general, who shall take such action as may be 
appropriate to compel compliance with this section. 

Approved April 11, 1930. 



Proviso. 



Action by at- 
torney general 
in case of 
failure to file 
report, etc. 



Chap. 210 An Act relative to the payment of certain expenses 

INCURRED IN EXTRADITION PROCEEDINGS. 



G. L. 12. § 23, 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-three of chapter twelve of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "district" the first time it occurs in the first line the 
words : — , and except as otherwise provided in section 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 211. 233 

twenty-four of this chapter and in section fifteen of chapter 
two hundred and seventy-six, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 2S. Except in the Suffolk district, and except as Traveling ex- 
otherwise provided in section twenty-four of this chapter [ncrattorneya 
and in section fifteen of chapter two hundred and seventy- ^nd assistant 
six, district attorneys and assistant district attornej^s shall neys.'^excepT 
receive for traveling expenses necessarily incurred in the ®*°- 
performance of their official duties such sums as shall be 
approved by a justice of the superior court, to be paid by 
the commonwealth. 

Section 2. Section twenty-four of said chapter twelve g. l. 12, § 24, 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth line, the *'"®°'i^'^- 
word "officers" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
himself or by ofiicers and others, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 24- A district attorney, in the name of any Certain ex- 
county in his district, may contract such bills for stationery, tHcrattorney 
experts, travel outside of the commonwealth by witnesses t° ^e paid by 
required by the commonwealth in the prosecution of cases, 
for necessary expenses incurred by himself or by officers and 
others under his direction in going outside of the common- 
wealth for the purpose of searching for or bringing back 
for trial persons under indictment in said county, and for 
such other expenses as may in his opinion be necesssary for 
the proper conduct of his office in the investigation of or 
preparation and trial of criminal causes; and all such bills 
shall be paid by the county for the benefit of which they 
were contracted upon a certificate by the district attorney 
that they were necessarily incurred in the proper perform- 
ance of his duty, and upon approval of the auditor of Suffolk 
county if the bills were incurred for said county, otherwise 
upon the approval of the county commissioners or of a jus- 
tice of the superior court. Approved April 11, 1930. 



An Act relative to the equipment of railroad trains (Jhn'r) oil 

AND CARS WITH CERTAIN TOOLS AND OTHER SAFETY DE- ^' 

VICES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and sixty of the Gen- g. l. leo, § m. 
eral Laws is hereby amended by striking out section one ^'"^'^'^ed. 
hundred and sixty-three and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 163. Every railroad corporation shall Railroad trains 
equip each of the trains and cars owned or operated by it, equipp'^d with 
for use in case of accident and for safety purposes, with such and^'othl""'" 
tools and devices as the department in writing shall order, safety devices. 
A corporation which violates this section shall forfeit five 
hundred dollars. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and sixty-four of said g. l leo, § lei. 
chapter one hundred and sixty is hereby repealed. ^^^^^ 

Approved April 11, 1930. 



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Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 212, 213. 



G. L. 30. § 13, 
etc., amended. 



Fee for certain 
commissions, 
except, etc. 



Chap. 212 An Act increasing the fee to be paid for a commission 

AS A notary public OR A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN CER- 
TAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty of the General Laws, as amended in sec- 
tion thirteen by chapter seventy-four 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 13. Before the delivery of a commis- 
sion to a person appointed commissioner under section 
three or four of chapter two hundred and twenty-two, 
notary pubhc, master in chancery, justice of the peace 
or pilot, he shall pay to the state secretary a fee of five 
dollars, except that a person whose acts as a notary public 
or a justice of the peace have been validated by the general 
court shall pay a fee of fifteen dollars before the delivery 
of the first commission for either of said offices to be deHvered 
after such vahdation. Upon the change of name of any 
woman, who has been appointed and quahfied as a notary 
public, she shall re-register under her new name and shall 
pay to the state secretary a fee of one dollar. 

Approved April 11, 1930. 



Fee for re-regis- 
tration of 
women as no- 
taries public, 
upon change 
of name. 



C/ia».213 An Act relative to the appraisal of estates of de- 
ceased PERSONS. 



G. L. 195, § 6, 
amended. 

Appointment of 
one appraiser. 



Proviso. 



Appraisers to 
be sworn. 



G. L. 215, § 
amended. 



Appointment of 
one appraiser, 
except, etc. 



When 
operative. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and ninety-five of the 
General Laws is hereby amended b}^ striking out section 
six and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 6. 
The property comprised in the inventory shall be appraised 
by one disinterested person to be appointed by the court 
or by the register; provided, that if a person interested 
requests that three appraisers be appointed or if it appears 
that the estate may exceed one hundred thousand dollars 
such property shall, unless the court otherwise orders, be 
appraised by three such persons so appointed. Such ap- 
praisers shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their 
duties. 

Section 2. Section forty-eight of chapter two hundred 
and fifteen of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word "may" in the first line the words: — , 
except as provided in section six of chapter one hundred 
and ninety-five, — so as to read as follows: — Section 4.8. 
In appraisals of property, the judge or register may, except 
as provided in section six of chapter one hundred and ninety- 
five, appoint only one appraiser if in his opinion the nature 
of the property makes it advisable. 

Section 3. This act shall become operative on September 
first of the current year. Approved April I4, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 214, 215. 235 



An Act providing for the refunding of certain illegal QJidr, 214 
OR excessive bank taxes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Any bank, as defined in section one of chapter sixty- Refunding of 
three of the General Laws, which, within thirty days after orexcess/vr' 
this act takes effect or within such further time as the ^°'''^ ^^^«^- 
commissioner of corporations and taxation may allow, shall 
have filed a waiver, in such form as the said commissioner 
shall, with the approval of the attorney general, prescribe, 
of any right which it may have to the abatement or recovery 
of any taxes, assessed upon it with respect to its income 
returnable under the provisions of said chapter in the 
years nineteen hundred and twenty-six, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight and 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, and paid by it, shall be 
entitled .to have refunded to it, in the manner hereinafter 
provided, a sum equal to that part of the tax assessed and 
paid by it, which was upon or measured by so much of its 
income returnable in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine as was derived from interest upon bonds, notes or 
certificates of indebtedness of the United States or of the 
commonwealth of Massachusetts or its political subdivisions, 
or of any federal instrumentality, which would not be 
taxable under chapter sixty-two of the General Laws if 
received by an individual inhabitant of the commonwealth, 
with interest thereon from the date of payment at the rate 
of six per cent per annum. The amount so to be refunded Amount of 
shall be certified by said commissioner, subject to the ap- certified, etc. 
proval of the attorney general, and no further taxes under 
said chapter sixty-three or under any laws revived under 
section thirteen of chapter three hundred and forty-three 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, as amended 
by chapter two hundred and twenty-two of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six, shall be assessed against 
or collected from any such bank with respect to the years 
for which it shall have filed a waiver as herein provided. 
The amount of refund so certified to each bank shall be Refund to be 
applied by said commissioner to the payment of its tax to paymMt°oftax 
be assessed under said chapter sixty-three in the year nine- to be assessed 
teen hundred and thirty, and any excess of such refund over in year I'gso, 
the amount of said tax shall be paid out of the treasury of ^^^' 
the commonwealth, without appropriation. 

Approved April 14, 1930. 

An Act authorizing American tissue mills to maintain CJiav 215 

A BRIDGE OVER APPLETON STREET IN THE CITY OF 
HOLYOKE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon petition and after seven days' notice cityof 
inserted in a newspaper published in the city of Holyoke, ^tKle'the 



236 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 216. 



American 
Tissue Mills 
to maintain 
a bridge over 
Appleton 
street. 



Restrictions 
as to height, 
width, etc. 



Liability for 
bodily injury 
or damage to 
property. 



Proviso. 



Remedy not 
exclusive. 



and a public hearing thereon, the board of aldermen of 
said city may, by a two thirds vote, with the approval of 
the mayor, issue a permit to the American Tissue Mills, a 
corporation having a usual place of business in Holyoke, 
its successors and assigns, to build and maintain a bridge 
over Appleton street in said city for the purpose of con- 
necting the buildings owned and occupied by said American 
Tissue Mills on said street with certain premises of the 
Boston and Maine Railroad on the opposite side of said 
street. The said permit shall be granted upon such con- 
ditions, and subject to such restrictions, as the said board 
may prescribe and with the written consent of the said 
Boston and Maine Railroad filed with the said board. 
Any permit so issued may be revoked by a vote of the said 
board with the approval of the maj^or. 

Section 2. Any bridge built under a permit granted as 
aforesaid shall be constructed and maintained at a height 
of not less than fourteen feet above the grade line of the 
said street, and shall not be more than twelve feet in width, 
and no part of said bridge or its supports shall rest upon 
the surface of the street. 

Section 3. If a traveler on the highway in the exercise 
of due care sustains bodily injury or damage to his property 
by reason of the construction or maintenance of said bridge, 
he may recover damages therefor in an action of tort brought 
in the superior court against said American Tissue Mills, 
or its successors or assigns, 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 American Tissue Mills, or its successors or assigns, 
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 sus- 
tained by reason of a defect or a want of repair in or upon a 
way, if such defect or want of repair is caused by or con- 
sists 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. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved Api'il 15, 1930. 



C hap. 21Q An Act changing the name of the trustees of the 

EAMES ministerial FUND IN HOLLISTON AND THE MANNER 
OF ELECTING THE MEMBERS THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The name of the Trustees of the Eames 
Ministerial Fund in Holliston, incorporated by an act ap- 
proved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and 
twenty-nine and entitled "An Act to incorporate the trus- 
tees of the Eames Ministerial Fund in HolHston", is hereby 
changed to the Endowment Committee of the First Con- 
gregational Church of Holliston. 



Name of the 
Trustees of the 
Eames Minis- 
terial Fund in 
Holliston 
changed to 
Endowment 
Committee of 
the First Con- 
gregational 
Church of 
Holliston . 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 217. 237 

Section 2. The trustees of said corporation shall be Trustees, 
elected by the members of the First Congregational Church tgrms°"e'tc 
of Holliston, and at the first election thereof under the pro- 
visions of this act, one shall be elected for one year, one for 
two years, one for three years, one for four years and one 
for five years, and thereafter, as the term of office of any 
trustee expires, his successor shall be elected for the term 
of five years. Any such trustee may be removed by vote 
of the members of said church and any vacancy existing 
among the number of said trustees shall be filled for the 
unexpired term by said members. The term of office of the 
present trustees shall terminate upon the election of the 
trustees under the provisions of this act. 

Approved April 15, 1930. 



Chap.217 



An Act exempting the Berkshire street railway 
company from certain requirements of law. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Berkshire Street Railway Company shall not during Berkshire 
the years nineteen hundred and thirty, nineteen hundred street Railway 
and thirty-one and nineteen hundred and thirty-two be em'pted"from' 
required to pay by assessment, taxation or otherwise di- menTsVAlw^^ 
rectly or indirectly any part of the expense of the construc- 
tion, alteration, change of grade, maintenance or repair of 
any street, highway or bridge, or of any structure therein 
or thereon, or for or on account of the abolition of any grade 
crossing or the removal of wires from the surface of any 
street or highway to an underground conduit or other re- 
ceptacle for such wires, or to pay or incur any expense 
whatever for or in connection with the construction, altera- 
tion, maintenance or repair of any street, highway or bridge; 
provided, that, if the surface of any street or highway shall Provisos. 
be opened or disturbed by such company for any purpose 
relating to the operation of its street railway, nothing herein 
contained shall be construed to relieve it from the expense 
of restoring the surface of such street or highway to its 
original condition; and provided, further, that nothing 
herein contained shall relieve such street railway company 
from the payment of any assessment or expense made or 
incurred for or on account of work done or to be done 
under a valid order or decree, made before the passage of 
this act, in a proceeding relating to the abolition of any 
grade crossing or to the construction, alteration, mainte- 
nance or repair of any street, highway or bridge to which 
such street railway company was a party, or made or in- • 
curred before the passage of this act under any act of the 
general court, or prevent the placing of future obligations 
upon the street railway company in respect to the con- 
struction, alteration, maintenance or repair of any bridge, 
structure, or'part thereof, which any corporation other than 
a municipal corporation or any private person may be re- 
quired in whole or in part to construct, alter, maintain or 



238 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 218, 219. 



Town of Wil- 
liamstown 
may appro- 
priate money 
to provide 
facilities for 
holding in said 
town the state 
convention of 
The American 
Legion. 



Proviso. repair; and also provided, that nothing herein contained 

shall relieve such company from its obligation to change the 
grade of its tracks whenever necessary on account of the 
new location of a state highway or of the reconstruction 
of a present state highway, or of the construction of a town 
way when such construction is carried on under the direc- 
tion of the department of public works and funds of the 
commonwealth are contributed toward the cost thereof. 

Approved April 16, 1930. 

Chap. 21S An Act authorizing the town of williamstown to ap- 
propriate MONEY TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR HOLDING 
IN SAID TOWN THE STATE CONVENTION OF THE AMERICAN 
LEGION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Williamstown may appropriate 
a sum, not exceeding two thousand dollars, for the purpose 
of providing proper facilities for public entertainment at the 
time of the state convention of The American Legion, to be 
held in said town during the current year, and of pajang 
expenses incidental to such entertainment. Money so ap- 
propriated shall be expended under the direction of the 
selectmen of said town. 

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

Approved April 16, 1930. 

Chap. 219 An Act authorizing the town of west boylston to 

BORROW MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a high school 
building and originally equipping and furnishing said build- 
ing and/or acquiring land for the same, the town of West 
Bojdston 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, sev- 
enty-five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
s'ifoofLoan"" thcrefor, which shall bear on their face the words. West 
Act of 1930. ' Boylston School Loan, Act of 1930. 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 con- 
tained 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, 1930. 



Town of West 
Boylston may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



1 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 220. 239 



An Act changing the laws relating to the taxation (JJidy 220 

OF BANKS, TRUST COMPANIES AND CERTAIN OTHER COR- 
PORATIONS, AND CLASSIFYING MANUFACTURING CORPORA- 
TIONS FOR PURPOSES OF TAXATION. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend Kmergency 
to defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be ^'^^'"" 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter sixty-three of the g. l. 63. § i, 
General Laws, as appearing in section one of chapter three amended, 
hundred and forty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, is hereby amended by striking out the para- 
graph defining net income and inserting in place thereof the 
following : — 

"Net income", The net income for the taxable year as Taxation of 
required to be returned by the bank to the federal govern- ^r^y"^®^'''^ 
ment under the federal revenue act applicable for the companies. 
period, adding thereto any net losses, as defined in said Definition 
federal revenue act, that have been deducted and all inter- ^^^^''^^'^^ ■ 
est and dividends not so rec{uired to be returned as net 
income which would be taxable if received by an individual 
inhabitant of the commonwealth ; provided that net income 
as defined in this section shall not include interest from 
bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness of the United 
States or of any federal instrumentalitj^, if such interest is 
by the constitution of the United States or by act of con- 
gress exempt from taxation under this chapter. 

Section 2. Said chapter sixty-three is hereby further g. l. 63, § 2, 
amended by striking out section two as appearing in section *™^"'^®'^- 
one of said chapter three hundred and forty-three and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 2. Every Tax measured 
bank shall pay annually a tax measured b}^ its net income, ^y net income, 
as defined in section one, at the rate assessed upon other Rate. 
financial corporations; provided, that such rate shall not Proviso. 
be higher than the highest of the rates assessed under this 
chapter upon mercantile and business corporations doing 
business in the commonwealth. The commissioner shall Commissioner 

•1 icTiz-ci c aetermine 

determme the rate on or before July first of each year after rate, etc. 
giving a hearing thereon, and at or prior to such hearing he 
shall make available to all banks requesting the same a 
statement showing the aggregates of the income returnable 
during the preceding calendar year and taxable under this 
chapter and the aggregates of the taxes under this chapter 
of such year, with respect to the following classes of corpora- 
tions: (1) domestic financial corporations, (2) foreign finan- 
cial corporations, (3) domestic manufacturing corporations 
as defined in section thirty-eight C, (4) foreign manufactur- 
ing corporations as defined in section forty-two B, (5) do- 
mestic business corporations as defined in section thirty, 



240 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 220. 



To notify 
banks of de- 
termination. 

Appeal by 
banks from 
determination 
of commis- 
sioner, etc. 

G. L. 63, § 30, 
etc., amended. 



Taxation of 
business cor- 
porations. 

Definitions. 

"Domestic 
business cor- 
porations". 

"Foreign 
corporations" 



"Net income" 



G. L. 63, § 38A 
amended. 



Net income of 
domestic busi- 
ness corpora- 
tion subject 
to tax, etc. 



(6) foreign corporations as defined in said section thirty. 
The commissioner shall seasonably notify the banks of his 
determination. Appeal by a bank from the determination 
of the commissioner may be taken to the board of appeal 
from decisions of the commissioner of corporations and 
taxation, in sections five and six called the board of appeal, 
within ten days after the giving of such notice. 

Section 3. Section thirty of said chapter sixty-three, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by striking out para- 
graphs numbered one, two and five and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — 

1. "Domestic business corporations", every corporation 
organized under or subject to chapter one hundred and 
fifty-six, except corporations organized under the provisions 
of section ten of chapter one hundred and fifty-seven, and 
except domestic manufacturing corporations as defined in 
section thirty-eight C. 

2. ''Foreign corporations", every corporation, association 
or organization established, organized or chartered under 
laws other than those of the commonwealth, for purposes 
for which domestic corporations may be organized under 
chapter one hundred and fifty-six, which has a usual place of 
business in this commonwealth, or is engaged here, perma- 
nently or temporarily, in the construction, erection, altera- 
tion or repair of a building, bridge, railroad, railway or 
structure of any kind; provided, that said term shall not 
apply to such corporations, associations or organizations 
without capital stock as are subject to taxation under sec- 
tion eighteen of chapter one hundred and fifty-seven, or to 
foreign manufacturing corporations as defined in section 
forty-two B. 

5. "Net income", except as otherwise provided in sections 
thirty-four and thirty-nine, the net income for the taxable 
year as required to be returned by the corporation to the 
federal government under the federal revenue act applicable 
for the period, adding thereto any net losses, as defined in 
said federal revenue act, that have been deducted and all 
interest and dividends not so required to be returned as net 
income which would be taxable if received by an individual 
inhabitant of the commonwealth; provided that net income 
as defined in this paragraph shall not include interest from 
bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness of the United 
States or of any federal instrumentality, if such interest is 
by the constitution of the United States or by act of congress 
exempt from taxation under this chapter. 

Section 4. Said chapter sixty-three is hereby further 
amended by striking out section thirty-eight A, inserted by 
section two of chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, and inserting in 
place thereof the following : — Section 38 A . The net income 
of a domestic business corporation allocated to this com- 
monwealth shall be its net income subject to tax under this 
chapter. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 220. 241 

Section 5. Said chapter sixty-three is hereby further g. l. 63, new 
amended by inserting after section thirty-eight B, inserted flm^ ^ 
bj^ section one of chapter three hundred and fifty-nine of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, the following new 
section: — Section 3SC. Every corporation organized under wimt shall be 
or subject to chapter one hundred and fifty-six which is en- u'tiomestk: ^ 
gaged in manufacturing shall, for the purposes of this chap- ^rpV.ratTJl^'for 
ter, be deemed to be a domestic manufacturing corporation, purposes of 

1-1 1 ,• e ± • j^- iiiii !• taxation, etc. 

Every domestic manuiacturmg corporation shall be taxed in 
the same manner and shall have the same duties under this 
chapter as a domestic business corporation, except that 
from the net income of a domestic manufacturing corpora- 
tion, allocated to this commonwealth, there shall be deducted 
the same proportion thereof which the fair cash value of 
machinery owned by the corporation and used in manu- • 
facturing in the commonwealth bears to the value of its 
total assets employed in the commonwealth, and the amount 
remaining shall be its net income subject to tax under this 
chapter. All provisions of this chapter relative to the 
assessment, collection, pajTnent, abatement, verification 
and administration of taxes, including penalties, applicable 
to domestic business corporations shall, so far as pertinent, 
be applicable to taxes upon domestic manufacturing cor- 
porations. 

Section 6. Said chapter sixty-three is hereby further G- l- 63, § 42A. 
amended by striking out section forty-two A, inserted by ^'^^^ ^ ' 
section five of chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 42 A. The net ^^^^^1.^?°^^^^,^.. 
income of a foreign corporation allocated to this common- poration sub- 
wealth shall be its net income subject to tax under this ^^°* *^° *^'^' ^^' 
chapter. 

Section 7. Said chapter sixty-three is hereby further g. l. 63, new 
amended by inserting after section forty-two A, inserted by f 42a" ^^^^^ 
said section five of said chapter three hundred and thirty- 
eight, the following new section : — Section 42B. Every what shall be 
corporation, association or organization established, organ- flf/e'i^n^man- 
ized or chartered under laws other than those of the com- ^or'^oraUon 
monwealth, which has a usual place of business in the com- for purposes of 
monwealth and is engaged in manufacturing therein, shall, *^'^^*'°"' ®*°- 
for the purposes of this chapter, be deemed a foreign manu- 
facturing corporation. Every foreign manufacturing cor- 
poration shall be taxed in the same manner and shall have 
the same duties under this chapter as other foreign corpora- 
tions, except that from the net income of a foreign manu- 
facturing corporation, allocated to this commonwealth, there 
shall be deducted the same proportion thereof which the 
fair cash value of machinery owned by the corporation and 
used in manufacturing in the commonwealth bears to the 
value of its total assets employed in the commonwealth, and 
the amount remaining shall be its net income subject to tax 
under this chapter. All provisions of this chapter relative 
to the assessment, collection, payment, abatement, verifica- 



242 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 220. 



G. L. 58, § 10, 
etc., amended. 



To aid in 
making tri- 
ennial equali- 
zation and 
apportionment 
of state and 
county taxes, 
etc., commis- 
sioner of 
corporations 
and taxation 
to prepare 
certain ab- 
stracts, obtain 
information, 
etc. 



Commissioner 
to prepare said 
equalization, 
etc. 



Notice to 
assessors, etc. 



G. L. 58, § 20, 
etc., amended. 



Distribution 
of domestic 
business and 
domestic man- 
ufacturing and 
foreign man- 
ufacturing and 
other foreign 
corporation 
taxes. 



tion and administration of taxes, including penalties, appli- 
cable to other foreign corporations shall, so far as pertinent, 
be applicable to taxes upon foreign manufacturing corpora- 
tions. 

Section 8. Section ten of chapter fifty-eight of the 
General Laws, as amended by section two of chapter three 
hundred and seventy-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twentj'-one and by section twelve of chapter three 
hundred and forty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the words "business and" in the eighth hne the words: 

— domestic manufacturing corporations and of foreign 
manufacturing and other, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 10. To aid in making the equalization and appor- 
tionment required by the preceding section, and to assist 
the general court to determine the amount of state tax to be 
imposed upon the several towns, the commissioner shall 
prepare and submit to the general court abstracts showing 
the amount of the corporate franchise value of domestic 
corporations, of the excise value as determined by the com- 
missioner of domestic business and domestic manufacturing 
corporations and of foreign manufacturing and other foreign 
corporations, and of the value produced by capitalizing at 
the state rate taxes paid by banks which are subject to taxa- 
tion under section two of chapter sixty-three and which have 
been distributed according to law to each town. He may 
require from state and town officers such further returns 
and statements relative to the amount and value of taxable 
property in the several towns as he deems necessaiy. He 
shall to the best of his judgment and discretion prepare said 
equalization and apportionment upon the basis of the 
returns and statements provided for and authorized, and of 
any other information in his possession. He shall give 
notice of so much of said equalization and apportionment as 
may be prepared upon the basis of such other information in 
his possession to the assessors of any town affected thereby, 
and upon their request shall give his reasons therefor, and 
such information as he may properly divulge. 

Section 9. Section twenty of said chapter fifty-eight, as 
amended by section one of chapter three hundred and 
sixty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two 
and by section two of chapter two hundred and twenty-two 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the words "business 
and" in the second line the words: — domestic manufac- 
turing corporations and foreign manufacturing and other, 

— so as to read as follows: — Section 20. From the total 
taxes paid in any state fiscal year by domestic business and 
domestic manufacturing corporations and foreign manu- 
facturing and other foreign corporations under sections 
thirty to fifty-one, inclusive, of chapter sixty-three there shall 
be deducted such taxes paid under said sections as have 
been refunded under said chapter or section twenty-seven of 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 220. 243 

this chapter during said year, together with any interest or 
costs paid such corporations on account of refunds. One 
sixth of the balance shall be retained by the commonwealth, 
and five sixths shall be distributed, credited and paid to 
each of the several towns in the proportion that the value of 
the tangible property owned by all corporations taxable 
under any provision of sections thirty to fifty-one, inclusive, 
of chapter sixty-three and situated in each town, bears to 
the value of the total tangible property owned by all such 
corporations and situated within the commonwealth, as 
determined by the commissioner from the returns of the 
previous taxable year or in such other manner as he may 
deem just and equitable. 

Section 10. Clause sixteenth of section five of chapter g. l. 59, § 5. 
fifty-nine of the General Laws, as most recently amended etc^'amended 
by section three of chapter three hundred and seventy-nine 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "chapter" in the 
eighth line the words: — or domestic manufacturing cor- 
porations, as defined in section thirty-eight C of said chap- 
ter, — and by inserting after the word " sixt,y-three " in the 
thirteenth line the words : — , by domestic manufacturing 
corporations, as defined in section thirty-eight C of said 
chapter, or by foreign manufacturing corporations, as 
defined in section forty-two B of said chapter, — so that 
said clause will read as follows : — 

Sixteenth, Property, other than real estate, poles, under- Certain 
ground conduits, wires and pipes, and other than machinery certain corpo- 
used in manufacture or in supplying or distributing water, from ^xat^n* 
owned by Massachusetts savings banks or co-operative 
banks, by Massachusetts corporations subject to taxation 
under chapter sixty-three except domestic business corpora- 
tions as defined in section thirty of said chapter or domestic 
manufacturing corporations, as defined in section thirty- 
eight C of said chapter, or by foreign corporations subject to 
taxation under section fifty-eight of said chapter; also 
property, other than real estate, poles, underground conduits, 
wires and pipes, and other than machinery used in the con- 
duct of the business, owned by domestic business corpora- 
tions or by foreign corporations, as defined in section thirty 
of chapter sixty-three, by domestic manufacturing corpora- 
tions, as defined in section thirty-eight C of said chapter, or 
by foreign manufacturing corporations, as defined in section 
forty-two B of said chapter; provided, that the term "ma- Proviso. 
chinery used in the conduct of the business" shall not, as 
herein used, be deemed to include stock in trade. 

Section 11. Clause thirty-first of said section five of G- ^^j ^9, § 5, 
said chapter fifty-nine, as amended by section one of chapter etc., amended. 
fifteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "sixty- 
three" in the third line the words: — , stock in domestic 
manufacturing corporations, as defined in section thirty- 



244 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 220. 



Stock in 
domestic busi- 
ness and 
domestic man- 
ufacturing 
corporations, 
and stock in 
domestic in- 
surance com- 
panies exempt 
from local 
taxation. 

G. L. 59, § 18, 
cl. second, etc., 
amended. 



Machinery, 
etc., taxable 
locally, where 
assessed. 



G.L. 60A,§1, 
amended. 



Excise tax not 
applicable to 
motor vehicles 
owned by 
state, certain 
manufacturers, 
etc. 



Change of 
ownership not 
to impose ad- 
ditional tax. 



Applicable to 
taxes assessed 
in year 1930, 
etc. 



eight C of said chapter, — so that said clause will read as 
follows : — 

Thirty-first, Stock in domestic business corporations, as 
defined in section thirty of chapter sixty-three, stock in 
domestic manufacturing corporations, as defined in section 
thirty-eight C of said chapter, and stock in domestic insur- 
ance companies subject to taxation under section twenty or 
twenty-two of said chapter. 

Section 12. The second clause of section eighteen of 
said chapter fifty-nine, as amended by section two of chap- 
ter three hundred and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twentj^-four, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "sixty-three" in the eighth and 
ninth lines the words : — and domestic manufacturing cor- 
porations as defined in section thirty-eight C of said chapter 
and foreign manufacturing corporations as defined in section 
forty-two B of said chapter, — so that said clause will read 
as follows: — Second, Machinery employed in any branch 
of manufacture or in supplying or distributing water, includ- 
ing machines used or operated under a stipulation providing 
for the payment of a royalty or compensation in the nature 
of a royalty for the privilege of using or operating the same, 
and all tangible personal property within the commonwealth 
leased for profit, or, in the case of domestic business and 
foreign corporations as defined in section thirty of chapter 
sixty-three and domestic manufacturing corporations as 
defined in section thirty-eight C of said chapter and foreign 
manufacturing corporations as defined in section forty-two 
B of said chapter, machinery used in the conduct of their 
business, shall be assessed where such machinery or tangible 
personal property is situated to the owner or any person 
having possession of the same on April first. 

Section 13. Section one of chapter sixty A of the Gen- 
eral Laws, inserted by section one of chapter three hundred 
and seventy-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "business" in the sbcth line of the third paragraph 
thereof the words : — , domestic manufacturing, — so that 
said paragraph will read as follows : — The tax imposed by 
this section shall not apply to motor vehicles owned and 
registered by the commonwealth or any political subdivision 
thereof, or registered by manufacturers, dealers or repair- 
men under section five of said chapter ninety, or to motor 
vehicles owned and registered by any corporation other than 
a domestic business, domestic manufacturing, foreign or 
public service corporation, or by an association, whose per- 
sonal property is exempt from taxation under section five 
of chapter fifty-nine, nor shall the change of ownership or 
reregistration of a motor vehicle in any year impose any 
additional tax hereunder on any motor vehicle already 
taxable in that year. 

Section 14. This act shall apply to taxes assessed in the 
year nineteen hundred and thirty and thereafter. 

Approved April 16, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 221. 245 



An Act authorizing the selectmen of the town of fh^j^ ooi 

BILLERICA TO ACT AS A BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS EXER- ^' 

CISING the POWERS OF CERTAIN OTHER BOARDS AND 
TOWN OFFICERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The board of selectmen of the town of ^Jj'^^'"^^^°f^ ^^ 
Billerica, as constituted from time to time, from and after town of Bli- 
the annual meeting at which this act becomes fully effective llTboTrd^oT* 
as provided in section four, shall also be a board of public public works 

*■ , . ., -x 1 11 1 1 -1 exercising the 

works, and in said capacit}^ shall have and exercise, under powers of 
the designation of selectmen, all the powers and duties now boanisan/'^ 
or from time to time vested by general law in the following town officers, 
boards and offices in said town, to wit: The road surveyor, 
water and sev/er commissioners, park commissioners, board 
of survey and tree warden; and such boards and offices 
shall thereupon be abolished during the time that this act is 
in operation. No contracts or liabilities then in force shall 
be affected by such abolition, but the selectmen, acting as 
said board of public works, shall in all respects be the lawful 
successor of the boards and offices so abolished. At said Number of 
annual meeting the number of the selectmen shall be in- belncTsMed, 
creased to five, subject to change, however, as provided by ^*^''- 
chapter forty-one of the General Laws. Such increase HowefTected, 
shall be effected by electing at said annual meeting one ^tc. 
selectman for one year, two for two years and two for three 
years ; and at each annual meeting thereafter the town shall 
elect their successors for terms of three years, until a change 
is made as aforesaid. 

Section 2. The selectmen shall appoint, and fix the superin- 
compensation of, a superintendent of public works, who shall pt^bH^works, 
administer, under the supervision and direction of the se- appointment', 
lectmen, such departments of the town under their control " '®^' ^ *^' 
as they may designate. He shall be responsible for the ef- 
ficient administration of all such departments and shall hold 
office subject to the will of the selectmen. He shall be 
specially fitted by education, training and experience to 
perform the duties of said office and may or may not be a 
resident of the town. During his tenure he shall hold no 
elective or other appointive office, nor shall he be engaged 
in any other business or occupation. He shall give bond Bond, 
for the faithful performance of his duties, in such sum and 
with such surety or sureties as the selectmen may require, 
and shall, subject to the approval of the selectmen, ap- Appointment 
point such assistants, agents and employees as the perform- ofjiss'stants, 
ance of the duties of such departments may require. He Report of 
shall keep full and complete records of the doings of his doings, etc. 
office and render to the selectmen as often as they may 
require a full report of all operations under his control during 
the period reported upon; and annually, or from time to 
time as required by the selectmen, he shall make a synopsis 

of all such reports for pubhcation. He shall keep the select- to make de- 
tailed estimate 



246 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 222, 223. 



of appropria-"' 
tions required, 
etc. 



Town may 
rescind all 
action taken 
under pro- 
visions of 
this act, etc. 



When effective. 



men fully advised as to the needs of the town within the 
scope of his duties and shall furnish to the selectmen, on or 
before January fifth in each year, a carefully prepared and 
detailed estimate in writing of the appropriations required 
during the ensuing fiscal year for the proper conduct of all 
departments of the town under his supervision. 

Section 3. In accordance with the provisions of section 
twenty-three of chapter forty-one of the General Laws, the 
said town, at any time after three years following the annual 
town meeting at which this act becomes fully effective, may 
rescind, in whole or in part, all action taken under its pro- 
visions. 

Section 4. For the purpose of its submission to the 
voters of said town at an annual or special town meeting, 
this act shall take effect upon its passage; and it shall take 
full effect beginning with, and for the purposes of, the first 
annual town meeting which is held after the expiration of 
twenty days from its acceptance. 

Approved April 16, 1930. 



Chav.222 An Act providing for the furnishing of information 
TO municipalities in the several metropolitan dis- 
tricts relative to the amount of assessments rec- 
ommended TO BE made upon SAID MUNICIPALITIES FOR 
certain NEW STATE PROJECTS AND UNDERTAKINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by inserting after section thirty-five the following new 
section : — Section 35 A . Reports of state officers, depart- 
ments or heads thereof, and special commissions, recom- 
mending the expenditure of money to an amount in the 
aggregate exceeding five hundred thousand dollars for a 
new project or undertaking, any part of the cost of which is 
recommended to be assessed upon the cities and towns of 
any metropolitan district, shall be accompanied by a state- 
ment showing the amount, in dollars and cents, that would 
be assessed upon each such city and town if such recommen- 
dation should be enacted into law. The officer, department 
or special commission making a recommendation as afore- 
said shall, upon the filing of its report containing the same, 
send a copy of said statement to each city and town which 
would be subject to such assessment. 

Approved April 16, 1930. 



G. L. 30, new 
section after 
§35. 

Informa- 
tion to be 
furnished to 
municipalities 
in the several 
metropolitan 
districts rela- 
tive to amount 
of assessments 
recommended 
to be made 
upon said 
municipalities 
for certain 
new state 
projects, etc. 



Chap.22S An Act relative to municipal advertising. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty of the General Laws is hereby amended 

by inserting after section six the following new section : — 
Cities or towns Section 6 A . A city or town which accepts this section may 
priate a^cw'tain appropriate annually a sum not exceeding one two-hundredths 



G. L. 40, new 
section after 
§ 6. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 224, 225. 247 

of one per cent of the assessed valuation of the preceding per cent of 
j'ear, but in no event more than fifty thousand dollars in atfon^orld-"" 
anj^ one 3'ear, for the purpose of advertising its resources, reTolfrc"^ ^*t 
advantages and attractions; provided, however, that as to pj.^^; ^ 
each such appropriation a sum at least equal to the amount 
thereof shall previously have been contributed by public 
subscription, or by donation or legacy, and paid into the 
city or town treasury to be expended for the aforesaid 
purposes, and provided, further that no such city or town 
shall in any year appropriate money for such purposes 
under authority hereof and also under any special act au- 
thorizing appropriations for municipal advertising. The 
money so appropriated and so contributed shall be expended 
under the direction of the mayor and city council of the 
city or the selectmen of the town. Two or more municipal- 
ities having resources, advantages or attractions in common 
may join in advertising the same hereunder. 

Approved April 16, 1930. 



An Act requiring the reviewing board in the depart- ni.f^^^ on a 

MENT OF industrial ACCIDENTS TO HOLD HEARINGS IN ' ^ " 
THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

. Chapter twenty-four of the General Laws is hereby g. l. 24, new 
amended by inserting after section three the following new 1*^^*'°" -'^^ter 
section : — Section 3 A . A reviewing board appointed under Reviexying 
authority of section three shall hold hearings in the city of '^artmenA^f' 
Springfield at least six times each year to decide matters industrial 
required to be heard by such board and relating to industrial hda hearin°gs 
accidents occurring, or to employees living, in Berkshire, 5"r^n^fi°eid 
Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties. 

Approved April 16, 1930. 



An Act establishing the south seekonk water district (Jhn'r) 225 

OF seekonk. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Seekonk south seekonk 
liable to taxation in that town and residing within the of^seekonk"'' 
territory comprised within the boundary lines, to wit : — established. 

Beginning at a point on the Massachusetts-Rhode Island 
state line seventeen hundred feet north of the state-line 
bound on the northerly side of Ledge road; thence in a 
straight line to a point on Taunton avenue two hundred 
feet east of the southeast corner of Taunton avenue and 
Pleasant street; thence in a southeasterly direction crossing 
Arcade avenue thirteen hundred feet northeasterly from the 
northeasterly corner of said Arcade avenue and Fall River 
avenue to a point five hundred feet northeasterly from said 
Arcade avenue; thence running southerly on a line which is 



248 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 225. 



May contract 
with town of 
East Provi- 
dence in state 
of Rhode 
Island, etc. 



May take 
waters of any 
pond, etc., in 
town of 
Seekonk, may 
take, etc., 
lands, rights 
of way, etc. 



Proviso. 



May construct 
dams, stand- 
pipes, etc., 



five hundred feet easterly from said Arcade avenue and from 
Fall River avenue to a point which is five hundred feet 
northerly from County street; thence running easterly two 
thousand feet on a line which is five hundred feet northerly 
from County street; thence turning at a right angle and run- 
ning southerly crossing County street to a point which is 
five hundred feet southerly from said County street ; thence 
running westerly on a line which is five hundred feet south- 
erly from said County street to a point which is five hundred 
feet easterly from Fall River avenue; thence running south- 
westerly on a line five hundred feet easterly from Fall River 
avenue to a point two hundred feet south of Cole street; 
thence in a southwesterly direction on a line two hundred 
feet southerly from and parallel with Cole street and in con- 
tinuation with said line to the Massachusetts-Rhode Island 
state line; thence in a general northerly direction along said 
state line to the point of beginning, shall constitute a water 
district, and are hereby made a body corporate by the 
name of South Seekonk Water District of Seekonk, herein- 
after called the district, for the purpose of supplying them- 
selves with water for the extinguishment of fires and for 
domestic and other purposes, with power to establish foun- 
tains and hydrants and to relocate and discontinue the same, 
to regulate the use of such water and to fix and collect 
rates to be paid therefor, and to take, or acquire by lease, 
purchase or otherwise, and to hold for the purpose men- 
tioned in this act, property, lands, rights of way and other 
easements, and to prosecute and defend all actions relating 
to the property and affairs of the district. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, said district, 
acting by and through its board of commissioners herein- 
after provided for, may contract with the town of East 
Providence in the state of Rhode Island, or any other town 
or city, acting through their respective water departments, 
or with any water company, and/or may take under chap- 
ter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by pur- 
chase or otherwise, and hold, the waters, or any portion 
thereof, of any pond or stream, or of any ground sources 
of supply by means of driven, artesian or other wells within 
the town of Seekonk, and the water rights connected with 
any such water sources; and for said purposes may take 
as aforesaid, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, 
all lands, rights of way and other easements necessary for 
collecting, storing, holding, purifying and preserving the 
purity of the water and for conveying the same to any part 
of the said district; provided, that no source of water supply 
or lands necessary for preserving the quality of the water 
shall be so taken or used without first obtaining the advice 
of the state department of public health, and that the lo- 
cation of all dams, reservoirs and wells to be used as sources 
of water supply under this act shall be subject to the ap- 
proval of said department. Said district may construct 
on the lands acquired and held under this act proper dams, 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 225. 249 

reservoirs, standpipes, tanks, buildings, fixtures and other make excava- 
structures, and may make excavations, procure and operate '°"^' ^ 
machinery and provide such means and appHances, and do 
such other things as may be necessary for the estabhshment 
and maintenance of complete and effective water works; 
and for that purpose may construct wells and reservoirs May construct 
and establish pumping works, and may construct, lay and aqueducts', '^^ 
maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works under conduits, etc. 
or over any land, water courses, railroads, railways and 
public or other ways, and along such ways, in said town, 
in such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; 
and for the purposes of constructing, laying, maintaining. May dig up 
operating and repairing such conduits, pipes and other fa"n'dl!'high-^ 
works, and for all proper purposes of this act, said district ways, etc. 
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 on such ways; provided that all things done Proviso. 
upon any such way shall be subject to the direction of the 
selectmen of the town of Seekonk. Said district shall not f^^'^e'^\'';™^|5^^ii 
enter upon, construct or lay any conduit, pipe or other works railroad 
within the location of any railroad corporation except at °''^*^°'^^- 
such time and in such manner as it may agree upon with such 
corporation, or in case of failure to so agree, as may be ap- 
proved by the department of public utilities. 

Section 3. Any person sustaining damages in his prop- Property 
erty by any taking under this act or any other thing done ^e^cwwy,' etc. 
under authority thereof may recover such damages from 
said district under said chapter seventy-nine; but the 
right to damages for the taking of any water, water right 
or water source, or for any injury thereto, shall not vest 
until water is actually withdrawn or diverted under authority 
of this act. 

Section 4. For the purpose of paying the necessary ex- District may 
penses and liabilities incurred under the provisions of this issu'e bonds, 
act, other than expenses of maintenance and operation, the '^'^''• 
said district may borrow from time to time such sums as 
may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hun- 
dred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes there- 
for, which shall bear on their face the words. South Seekonk south seekonk 
Water District Loan, Act of 1930. Each authorized issue Lo^an^Aif"*" 
shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be °f ^^so. 
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. 

Section 5. Said district shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in °^'^' 
accordance with section four 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 
expenses of operating its water works and the interest as it • 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the 
district, and to make such payments on the principal as may 
be required under provisions of this act, shall without 



250 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 225. 



Land acquired 
to be managed, 
etc., by board 
of water com- 
missioners. 

Assessment 
and collection 
of taxes. 



Meeting, 
how called. 



Board of water 
commissioners, 
election, pow- 
ers, etc. 



Treasurer of 
district, ap- 
pointment, 
bond. 



further vote be assessed upon said district by the assessors 
of said town annually thereafter until the debt incurred by 
said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 6. Any land taken or acquired under this act 
shall be managed, improved and controlled by the com- 
missioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner as 
they shall deem for the best interest of the district. 

Section 7. Whenever a tax is duly voted by said dis- 
trict for the purposes of this act, the clerk shall send a cer- 
tified copy of the vote to the assessors of said town, who 
shall assess the same in the same manner in all respects in 
which town taxes are required by law to be assessed. The 
assessment shall be committed to the town collector, who 
shall collect said tax in the manner provided by law for the 
collection of town taxes, and shall deposit the proceeds 
thereof with the district treasurer for the use and benefit 
of said district. Said district may collect interest on over- 
due taxes in the manner in which interest is authorized to 
be collected on town taxes. 

Section 8. The first meeting of said district shall be 
called, within four years after the passage of this act, on 
petition of ten or more legal voters therein, by a warrant from 
the selectmen of said town, or from a justice of the peace, 
directed to one of the petitioners, requiring him to give notice 
of the meeting by posting copies of the warrant in two 
or more public places in the district seven days at least 
before the time of the meeting. Such justice of the peace, 
or one of the selectmen, shall preside at such meeting until 
a clerk is chosen and sworn, and the clerk shall preside until 
a moderator is chosen. After the choice of a moderator for 
the meeting the question of the acceptance of this act shall 
be submitted to the voters, and if it is accepted by a ma- 
jority of the voters present and voting thereon it shall take 
effect, and the meeting may then proceed to act on the other 
articles contained in the warrant. 

Section 9. Said district shall, after the acceptance of 
this act as aforesaid, elect by ballot, either at the same 
meeting at which this act is accepted or at a special meeting 
called for the purpose 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 day 
of the next succeeding annual district meeting, to constitute 
a board of water commissioners; and at every annual 
meeting thereafter one such commissioner shall be elected 
by ballot for the term of three years. All the authority 
granted to said district by this act, and not otherwise spe- 
cifically provided for, shall be vested in said board of water 
commissioners, who shall be subject, however, to such in- 
structions, rules and regulations as the district may by vote 
impose. Said commissioners shall appoint a treasurer of 
said district, who may be one of their number, who shall give 
bond to the district in such an amount and with such surety 
or sureties as may be approved by the commissioners. A 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 225. 251 

majority of the commissioners shall constitute a quorum Quorum. 
for the transaction of business. Any vacancy occurring in vacancy. 
said board from any cause may be filled for the remainder 
of the unexpired term by said district at any legal meeting 
called for the purpose. No money shall be drawn from the 
district treasury on account of the water works except upon 
a written order of said commissioners or a majority of them. 

Section 10. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- Commissioners 
table prices and rates for the use of water, and shall pre- rates, lu;*!^^ 
scribe the time and manner of payment. The income 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 under 
authority of this act. If there should be a net surplus re- 
maining after providing for the aforesaid charges, it may be 
appropriated for such new construction as said commissioners 
may recommend, and in case a surplus should remain after 
payment for such new construction the water rates shall 
be reduced proportionately. Said commissioners shall annu- Annual, etc., 
ally, and as often as said district may require, render a ''®p°''*- 
report upon the condition of the works under their charge, 
and an account of their doings, including an account of 
receipts and expenditures. 

Section 11. Said district may adopt by-laws prescribing Adoption of 
by whom and how meetings may be called, notified and c^njng of 
conducted; and, upon the application of ten or more legal meetings, etc. 
voters in said district, meetings may also be called by war- 
rant as provided in section eight. Said district may also 
establish rules and regulations for the management of its 
water works, not inconsistent with this act or with law, 
and may choose such other officers not provided for in this 
act as it may deem necessary or proper. 

Section 12. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts. Penalty for 
pollutes or diverts any water obtained or supplied under this water,'etc. 
act, or wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, stand- 
pipe, aqueduct, pipe or other property owned or used by said 
district for any of the purposes of this act, shall forfeit and 
pay to said district three times the amount of damages as- 
sessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort, and upon 
conviction of any of the above acts shall be punished by a fine 
of not exceeding one hundred dollars or by imprisonment 
in jail for a term not exceeding six months. 

Section 13. For the purpose only of its acceptance, this submission 
act shall take effect upon its passage, and it shall take full dbtrTctretc. 
effect upon its acceptance by a majority vote of the voters 
of said district present and voting thereon at a district meet- 
ing called, in accordance with the provisions of section eight, 
within four years after its passage ; but it shall become void 
unless said district shall begin to distribute water to con- 
sumers within two years after its acceptance as aforesaid. 

Section 14. Upon a petition in writing addressed to Referendum 
said commissioners by any owner of real estate in said town, quesUon of" 
abutting on said district, setting forth that the petitioner including cer- 



252 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 226, 227. 



tain real estate 
within district, 
etc. 



For certain 
purposes, dis- 
trict to have 
certain powers, 
etc. 



desires to have certain accurately described portions of his 
real estate included in said district, said commissioners shall 
cause a duly warned meeting of said district to be called, 
at which meeting the voters may vote on the question of 
including said real estate within said district. If a majority 
of the voters present and voting thereon vote in the af- 
firmative, the district clerk shall within ten days file with 
the town clerk and with the state secretary an attested copy 
of said petition and vote, describing precisely the real estate 
added to said district; and thereupon said real estate shall 
become and be a part of said district and shall be holden 
under this act in the same manner and to the same extent as 
the real estate described in section one. 

Section 15. For the purposes of providing itself with 
equipment for lighting its streets, said district shall have 
and may exercise the powers conferred upon fire districts 
under section sixty-nine of chapter forty-eight of the General 
Laws. Approved April 16, 1930. 



Chav. 22Q An Act subjecting the salary of the superintendent 

OF THE STATE ARSENAL TO CLASSIFICATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L. 33, § 83. Section eighty-three of chapter thirty-three of the Gen- 
amen e . ^^^^ Laws, as appearing in chapter four hundred and sixty- 

five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is 
hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth, fifth and 
sixth lines, the words "shall receive fifteen hundred dollars 
a year, except when ordered on duty under section twenty- 
five or twenty-six and" — so that the second sentence of 
Salary of Said sectiou wiU read as follows: — An officer of the quarter- 

of state*f?slnai ^aster corps of the land forces of suitable grade, detailed to 
subject to act as superintendent of the state arsenal, shall be in the 
classification, quartermaster corps of the land forces as a clerk in addition 
to the clerks hereinafter provided for. 

Approved April 17, 1980. 

Chap. 227 An Act relative to the approval of civil service rules 

AND REGULATIONS AND CHANGES THEREIN. 



G. L. 31, § 3, 
amended. 



Approval of 
civil service 
rules, etc., 
hearing by 
board. 

Notice and 
publication 
of hearing. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing new paragraph : — 

No new rule or regulation and no change in any rule or 
regulation shall be submitted for approval by the governor 
and council hereunder until after a hearing relative thereto 
has been held by the board. Not later than seven days 
before such hearing, the board shall send notice thereof to 
each member of the general court and to the mayor of each 
city and the selectmen of each town to which such rule, 
regulation or change relates and shall also publish the same 
in one or more newspapers. Approved April 17, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 228, 229. 253 



An Act authorizing the town of bourne to borrow ni^r,^ 228 

MONEY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF WHARVES AND PIERS, ^ ' 

FOR ACQUIRING LAND FOR APPROACHES THERETO, AND FOR 
CERTAIN OTHER HARBOR IMPROVEMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing wharves Town of 
and piers, of acquiring under section fourteen of chapter borrow^ mo^ney 
eighty-eight of the General Laws land for approaches for the con- 
thereto, and of meeting its share of the expenditures re- wharves^and 
quired to dredge channels and turning basins for vessels, quYr!ng°Lnd 
or for any of said purposes, the town of Bourne may borrow for approaches 

P ,■ j_ ,• -J.!- • T c c c J.^ thereto, etc. 

from tune to tmie, withm a period ot nve years from the 
passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, thirty thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face 
the words. Bourne Waterfront and Harbor Improvement BoumeWater- 
Loan, Act of 1930. Each authorized issue shall constitute Harbor"im- 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more f/oT^^Tcl^of 
than ten years from their dates, but no issue shall be au- I'sso.' 
thorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted 
for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the 
year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this 
act shall be 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 chap- 
ter 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, 1930. 



An Act authorizing the city of marlborough to borrow nhn^ 229 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a new cityofMari- 
school building and originally equipping and furnishing the borrow'^n^ney 
same, the city of Marlborough may borrow from time to for school 
time, within a period of five years from the passage of this p"''p°^^®- 
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, Marlborough School Loan, Act of 1930. Each au- Marlborough 
thorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such 101*0°/ 1930"' 
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 



254 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 230, 231. 



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 Lav/s, 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, 1930. 



Chap. 2^0 An Act authorizing the city of everett to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



City of Everett 
may borrow 
money for 
school 
purposes. 



Everett School 
Loan, Act of 
1930. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing an addition 
to the Parlin junior high school, such addition to increase 
the floor space of said building, including the cost of originally 
equipping and furnishing such addition, the city of Everett 
may borrow from time to time, within a period of five years 
from the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, two hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Everett School 
Loan, Act of 1930. 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 April 18, 1930. 



Chap. 231 An Act authorizing the city of medford to borrow 

MONEY FOR FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING CERTAIN SCHOOL 
BUILDINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. For the purpose of originally furnishing and 
equipping the addition to its high school and its practical 
arts school building, the city of ]\'Iedford may borrow from 
time to time, within a period of five years from the passage 
of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, 
in the aggregate, one hundred thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face 
Sorio-m ^^® words, Medford School Loan, Act of 1930. Each au- 
Act of 1930. ' thorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such 



City of Medford 
may borrow 
money for fur- 
nishing and 
equipping cer- 
tain school 
buildings. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 232, 233. 255 

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 
bj" 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 hundred and twenty-eight. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 18, 1930. 



C/ia29.232 



An Act authorizing the city of medford to borrow 
money for elementary school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and/or city of Medford 
constructing an elementary school building in West Medford money^for"^ 
and originally equipping and furnishing the same, the city of elementary 
IMedford may borrow from time to time, within a period of purp°oses. 
five years from the passage of this act, such sums as may 
be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, two hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Medford Eiemenlary 
Elementary School Loan, Act of 1930. Each authorized School Loan, 
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 con- 
tained 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, 1930. 

An Act relative to the eligibility of wives and widows fhnj) 233 

OF CERTAIN VETERANS TO CERTAIN BENEFITS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seven of chapter one hundred and ^c ^amended, 
fifteen of the General Laws, as most recently amended by 
chapter two hundred and fifty-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by 
striking out, in the seventh line, the words "April eleventh, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen" and inserting in place thereof 



256 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 233. 



Restrictions as 
to allowances 
of state aid to 
wives and 
widows of 
certain 
veterans. 



G. L. 115, § 19, 
etc., amended. 



Burial agents 
in cities and 
towns, desig- 
nation, powers 
and duties. 

Burial of 
soldiers, etc. 



Proviso. 



Burial of sol- 
diers' wives, 
widows or de- 
pendent fathers 
or mothers, and 
of army nurses, 
etc. 

Restrictions. 



the words: — September first, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two, — so as to read as follows: — Section 7. The wife of a 
discharged soldier or sailor shall not be held to belong to any 
of the foregoing classes, nor shall she receive state aid unless, 
if the service of the soldier or sailor was in the war with 
Spain, the Philippine Insurrection or the China Relief 
Expedition, she was married to him before his final dis- 
charge from such service, and, if his widow, before Septem- 
ber first, nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and if his service 
was in the civil war unless she was, if his wife, married to 
him prior to his final discharge from such service, and, if his 
widow, prior to June twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and 
ninety, and if the service of the soldier or sailor was on the 
Mexican border or in the world war unless she was, if his 
wife, married to him prior to his final discharge from the 
service or release from active duty therein, and, if his widow, 
prior to January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

Section 2. Section nineteen of said chapter one hun- 
dred and fifteen, as most recently amended by chapter one 
hundred and fifty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 
the fourth line, the words "overseers of the poor" and in- 
serting in place thereof the words : — board of public wel- 
fare, — by striking out, in the fifth line, the word "them" 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — said board, — 
and by striking out, in the thirty-second and thirty-third 
lines, the words "January first, nineteen hundred and ten" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — September first, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-two, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 19. The mayor of each city and the select- 
men of each town or, in Boston, the soldiers' relief com- 
missioner, shall designate a burial agent, who shall not be 
one of the board of public welfare or be employed b}'- said 
board, and who shall, under regulations established by the 
commissioner, cause properly to be interred the body of 
any honorably discharged soldier or sailor who served in 
the army or navy of the United States during the war of the 
rebellion, or in the Indian campaigns if he died in receipt of 
a pension from the United States, or during the war be- 
tween the United States and Spain or the Philippine insur- 
rection after February fourteenth, eighteen hundred and 
ninety-eight and prior to July fourth, nineteen hundred and 
two, or in the Mexican border service of nineteen hundred 
and sixteen and of nineteen hundred and seventeen, or in the 
world war; provided, that the soldier or sailor died in such 
service or after an honorable discharge therefrom or release 
from active duty therein; and shall also so inter the body 
of his wife, widow or dependent father or mother, and the 
bodies of army nurses entitled to state aid under section 
six, if they die without sufficient means to defray funeral 
expenses; but no wife or widow of any soldier or sailor of the 
civil war shall be entitled to the benefits of this section unless 
she was married to him prior to June twenty-seventh. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 234, 235. 257 

eighteen hundred and ninety, and no wife or widow of any 

soldier of the Indian campaigns unless she was married to 

him prior to March fourth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, 

and unless she was, if his widow, in receipt of a pension 

under the act of congress of March fourth, nineteen hundred 

and seventeen, and no wife or widow of any soldier or sailor 

of the Spanish war, or the Philippine insurrection, unless 

she was married to him prior to September first, nineteen 

hundred and twenty-two; and no wife or widow of any 

soldier or sailor of the Mexican border service or of the 

world war unless she was married to him prior to his final 

discharge from such service. If an interment has taken Application to 

place without the knowledge of the burial agent, application f,ffg"*,fg*t'' 

may be made to him within thirty days after the date of etc. 

death, or after final interment if the soldier or sailor dies in 

the world war service; and if upon investigation he shall Certification to 

', . i^. , ^ . . c 1 • commissioner. 

find that the deceased was withm the provisions oi this 
section and the rules of the commissioner, he may certify 
the same as provided in the following section. 

Approved April 18, 1930. 

An. Act relative to preliminary elections for the (Jhdnj 234 

NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIVE MUNICIPAL ^' 

OFFICE IN THE CITY OF ATTLEBORO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

There shall be placed upon the ballot to be used at the svibmissmnto 
next state election in the city of Attleboro the following oTAttieboro^ 
question: — "Shall the provisions of sections forty-four A °gi^^t*i^*'^t°" 
to forty-four G, inclusive, of chapter forty-three of the preliminary 
General Laws, relative to the nomination by preliminary tife nomination 
elections of candidates for elective municipal office in cities ?f candidates 

> tor gIgclivb 

governed under a standard form of city charter, be adopted municipal 
by the city of Attleboro? " If a majority of the voters voting °^^'^''' 
thereon in said city vote in the affirmative, said provisions 
shall thereupon take effect therein, to the same extent as 
though said city had been governed on September first, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-two by one of the plans pro- 
vided by said chapter forty-three. 

Approved April 18, 1930. 

An Act regulating the approval of plants for the (7/|^r) 235 

PURIFICATION OF SHELLFISH TAKEN FROM CONTAMINATED 
AREAS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to Emergency 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an P'e^'"t.ie. 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the pubhc health. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty of the General Laws is g.l. iso, 
hereby amended by striking out section one hundred and amended. 



258 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 236. 



Taking of 
shellfish from 
contaminated 
waters regu- 
lated, and 
purification 
of such 
shellfish. 



Proviso. 



Revocation. 



Rules and 
regulations. 

Penalty. 



forty-two A, inserted by chapter three hundred and twenty- 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section lJf2A. 
The supervisor may grant and revoke written permits for 
the digging or taking of shellfish from an area determined 
under section one hundred and thirty-seven or correspond- 
ing provisions of earlier laws to be contaminated, upon the 
express condition, which shall be set forth in the permit, 
that all shellfish dug or taken therefrom by the holder of 
such a permit shall, before being used or disposed of for con- 
sumption as food, be purified at a plant approved in writing 
by the commissioner of public health as to the location, 
construction and operation thereof and as to the person 
in immediate charge thereof; provided, that said com- 
missioner shall not so approve any such plant unless re- 
quested in writing so to do by the city council or the select- 
men of the city or town wherein said plant is located. Said 
commissioner may revoke approval of a plant at anj^ time 
upon receipt of evidence satisfactory to him of violation of 
any condition upon which such approval is based or of any 
rule or regulation promulgated by the department of public 
health under this section, and such revocation shall be final. 
Said department may from time to time promulgate rules 
and regulations to carry out the provisions of this section. 
Violation of a condition contained in a permit granted by 
the supervisor hereunder shall render the holder thereof 
liable to the penalties set forth in section one hundred and 
thirty-eight. Approved Apiil 21 , 1930. 



Chap. 236 An Act exempting the employees and other assistants 

OF THE BOSTON PORT AUTHORITY FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE 
LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter two hundred and 
twenty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine is hereby amended by inserting after the word "assist- 
ants" in the third line the words: — , who shall not be sub- 
ject to chapter thirty-one of the General Laws, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 3. Said board shall have an office 
in the city of Boston and may employ such experts, counsel 
and other assistants, who shall not be subject to chapter 
thirty-one of the General Laws, and incur such other ex- 
pense as it may deem necessary. All such expenses shall be 
paid by the city of 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 dollars; provided, that said board shall have 
the same right to incur expense in anticipation of its appro- 
priation as if it were a regular department of said city. 

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

Approved April 21, 1930. 



1929, 229, § 3, 
amended. 



Boston Port 

Authority, 

office in 

Boston, 

employment 

of experts, 

etc. 

Expenses. 



Proviso. 



I 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 237, 238. 259 



An Act authorizing certain guardians and conserva- Chav.237 

TORS TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE BURIAL EXPENSES OF '^ 

their WARDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Chapter two hundred and one of the General Laws is g. l. 201. new 
hereby amended by inserting after section forty-eight the hs!"" °'^^^^ 
following new section: — Section 48 A. Upon application certain 
therefor by a conservator or by a guardian of an insane guardians and 

•^ ii-i- 1 !• -ijcii conservators 

person or a spendthriit, whose ward is a resident 01 the may make 
commonwealth, the probate court, after such notice as it the^buriai °^ 
deems necessary, and a hearing, may authorize him to j^eiTwards 
deposit, for the purpose hereinafter stated, in a savings 
bank, or in the savings department of a trust company, 
within the commonwealth, not exceeding one hundred and 
fifty dollars, to be expended solely for, or towards the ex- 
pense of, the burial of his ward. Such deposit shall be made Deposit to be 
in the name of the judge of probate for the time being, and MmeS 
shall be subject to the order of the judge and of his successors ■'^o||t°^ g^^ 
in office. The person making such deposit shall file in the 
probate court a memorandum thereof and the deposit book, 
and the amount so deposited shall, for the purpose of the 
accounting by such guardian or conservator, be allowed 
as a payment. Upon the death of such ward, the probate Payment to 
court may, upon application and after like notice and hear- ®''*o"'d'eith*°" 
ing, authorize the payment of such sum, together with any of ward, etc. 
accrued interest thereon, to the executor of the will of such 
ward or to the administrator of his estate, to be expended 
by him only for the purpose hereinbefore stated; provided. Proviso, 
that any balance remaining after the payment of such 
expense shall become general assets of the estate. 

Approved April 21, 1930. 



An Act providing that deficiencies in the annuity Chav. 238 

FUND FOR ACTIVE OR RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE RETIRE- 
MENT SYSTEM FOR TEACHERS BE MADE GOOD BY THE 
COMMONWEALTH, AND IMPOSING UPON THE COMMIS- 
SIONER OF INSURANCE CERTAIN DUTIES IN RELATION TO 
SUCH SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Paragraph (2) of section nine of chapter g. l. 32, § 9, 
thirty-two of the General Laws, as amended by section amende'd!*^''' 
two of chapter three hundred and sixty-five of the acts of Deficiencies 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby further amended lun^ for*^ 
by adding thereto the following : — The commonwealth shall active or 
annually contribute such amount as is necessary to make good menfbers of 
any deficiency in the annuity fund for active or retired mem- H^'gl^^^f^l 
bers as of the preceding thirty-first day of December. teachers to 

Section 2. Section eight of said chapter thirty-two is by^tatl.^""^ 
hereby amended by striking out subsection (4). g. l. 32, § 8, 

amended. 



260 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 239. 



G. L. 32, § 31, 
amended. 



Commissioner 
of insurance 
to prescribe 
mortality 
tables, etc. 



Inspection 
and examina- 
tion. 



Commissioner 
or agent to 
have access 
to securities, 
etc. 



Commissioner 
to make 
report of 
findings, etc. 



Effective date 
of §1. 



Section 3. Section thirty-four of said chapter thirty- 
two is hereby amended by inserting after the word "system" 
in the second Hne the words: — , the retirement system for 
teachers, — so as to read as follows: — Section 34-. The 
commissioner of insurance shall prescribe for the state re- 
tirement system, the retirement system for teachers and for 
each county, city and town retirement system one or more 
mortality tables, and fix the rates of interest to be used in 
connection therewith, and may later modify such tables or 
prescribe other tables to represent more accurately the 
expense of such retirement systems, or may change the rates 
of interest and determine the application of such changes. 
He shall also prescribe and supervise methods of bookkeep- 
ing of their retirement associations. 

The commissioner or his agent shall at least once every 
year thoroughly inspect and examine the affairs of each 
such retirement association to ascertain its financial con- 
dition, its abihty to fulfil its obligations, whether all the 
parties in interest have complied with the laws applicable 
thereto, and whether the transactions of each board of 
retirement have been in accordance with the rights and 
equities of those in interest. Each such retirement system 
shall be credited, in the account of its financial condition, 
with its investments having fixed maturities upon which 
the interest is not in default at amortized values, and its 
other investments at a reasonable valuation. 

For the purposes aforesaid, the commissioner or his agent 
shall have access to all the securities, books and papers of 
such retirement systems, and may summon and administer 
oath to and examine any person relative to the financial 
affairs, transactions and condition of the retirement system. 
The commissioner shall preserve in a permanent form a full 
record of the proceedings at such examination and the 
results thereof. Upon the completion of such examination, 
verification and valuation, the commissioner shall make a 
report in writing of his findings to the board, and shall send 
a copy thereof to the governor and council, the county 
commissioners, the city council or the selectmen, as the 
case may be. 

Section 4. Section one of this act shall take effect 
January first, nineteen hundred and thirty-one. 

Approved April 21, 1930. 



C/iap.239 



Certain 
harbor lines 
on southerly 
side of a 
portion of the 
Charles river 
changed and 
established. 



An Act relocating certain harbor lines on the south- 
erly SIDE OF THE CHARLES RIVER AT THE CHARLESTOWN 
BRIDGE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The harbor lines on the southerly side of a 
portion of the Charles river are hereby changed and estab- 
lished as follows: — The location of each of the angle points 
in the lines hereinafter described is fixed by a distance 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 240. 261 

hereinafter called longitude, in feet, from a meridian pass- 
ing 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 
point G' as defined in chapter seventy of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-seven, in latitude three thousand six 
hundred eight feet north and longitude six hundred ninety- 
six feet east, thence north eighty-two degrees forty-one 
minutes four seconds east one hundred forty-nine and 
twenty-one hundredths feet to a point A' in latitude three 
thousand six hundred twenty-seven feet north and longitude 
eight hundred forty-four feet east; thence north sixty-two 
degrees forty-five seconds east three hundred ninety-six and 
thirty-jBve hundredths feet to point B' in latitude three 
thousand eight hundred thirteen feet north and longitude 
one thousand one hundred ninety-four feet east; thence 
south sixty degrees, forty-one minutes, eleven seconds east 
tw^o hundred sLxty-eight and fifty-nine hundredths feet to 
point X in latitude three thousand five hundred seventy- 
eight and eight tenths feet north and longitude one thousand 
three hundred twenty-five and five tenths feet east, said 
point X being the point X in the harbor line established by 
chapter one hundred and seventy of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and eighty. 

Section 2. Those portions of the harbor lines in the Certain harbor 
southerly side of the Charles river southerly of the line aboUshed. 
herein described are hereby abolished. 

Approved April 21, 1930. 



An Act clarifying the law relative to professional nhnri 240 

BONDSMEN. ^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and seventy-six of p- l. 2J^6, 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out sec- amended. ' 
tion SLxty-one B, inserted by section two of chapter four 
hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two, as most recently amended by chapter thirty of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 61 B. No person Professional 
proposing to become bail or surety in a criminal case for appfo^f"' 
hire or reward, either received or to be received, shall be registration, 
accepted as such unless he shall have been approved and ^^^' 
registered as a professional bondsman by the superior court 
or a justice thereof. No person proposing to become bail 
or surety in a criminal case in any calendar year after having 
become bail or surety in criminal cases on five separate 
occasions in said year shall be accepted thereafter during said 
year as bail or surety unless he shall have been approved ' 



262 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 240. 



Revocation of 
approval and 
registration. 



District 
attorney, etc., 
to give 
certain notice 
to chief 
justice. 

Rules 
governing 
professional 
bondsmen. 

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



When a person 
shall be 
deemed to 
have become 
bail or 
surety on a 
separate 
occasion, etc. 



What shall 
not be 
deemed an 
additional 
occasion, etc. 

G. L. 276, § 61, 
etc., amended. 



Monthly state- 
ments to 
chief justice 
of superior 
court by 
persons taking 
bail out of 
court. 



and registered as a professional bondsman as aforesaid. 
A person who has been accepted as bail or surety, con- 
trary to the provisions of this section, shall nevertheless 
be liable on his obligation as such bail or surety. 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. AH 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 in any calendar year after having become 
bail or surety in criminal cases on five separate occasions in 
said year, and any 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. 

A person shall be deemed to have become bail or surety 
on a separate occasion within the meaning of this section if 
he becomes such: (1) for a person in respect to a single 
offense ; or (2) for a person in respect to tw^o or more offenses 
wherefor he at one and the same time offers bail or surety, 
or in respect to two or more offenses committed at the same 
time or arising out of the same transaction or course of 
conduct wherefor he at different times offers bail or surety; 
or (3) for two or more persons at the same time offering 
bail or surety in respect to offenses committed jointly or in 
common course of conduct. Becoming bail or surety for 
the same person or persons in subsequent proceedings in 
connection with prosecution for the same offense or offenses 
shall not be deemed an additional occasion or occasions. 

Section 2. Section sLxty-one of said chapter two hun- 
dred and seventy-six, as most recently amended by section 
three of chapter three hundred and forty of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the paragraph added by said section three 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — 

On the second Monday of each calendar month, every 
person taking bail out of court shall transmit to the chief 
justice of the superior court a written statement, setting 
forth each separate occasion, as defined in section sixty-one 
B, on which each bail or surety was accepted as aforesaid 
during the preceding calendar month, the name and address 
of each bail or surety, the date of such acceptance, the name 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 241. 263 

of the defendant or defendants, the offense or offenses 
charged, and the court or trial justice before which or whom 
the defendant was required to appear. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect January first, KiTective date. 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one. 

Approved April 21, 1930. 



An Act relative to the payment of compensation to (JJ^qj) 241 
dependents of policemen and firemen who are killed 
in the performance of duty. 

Whei'eas, The deferred operation of this act would tend ^™®^^i"°y 
to defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation 
of the public safety. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, as g. l. 32, § so, 
most recently amended in section eightj^-nine by section ^^''■' ^™ended. 
one of chapter one hundred and eighty-two of the acts of 
the current year, 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 payment of 
force of a city or town, or a member of the department of dependents°of 
public safety doing police duty, is killed, or dies within one policemen or 

^ r. .''. . ° ^ . . 1 -1 • j.i_ r c ^ ■ firemen killed, 

year from mjuries received, while m the periormance 01 nis or dying 
duty as such member and it shall be proved to the satis- [eeeived^In''^ 
faction of the mayor and city council or selectmen, or of performance 
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 injur}^, there shall be paid except as here- 
inafter provided, out of the city, town or state treasury, as 
the case may be, to the following dependents of such de- 
ceased 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 



264 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 241. 



Total amount. 



Determination 
of amount, 
etc. 



Election of 
benefits in case 
deceased was 
member of a 
contributory 
retirement 
system, etc. 



Election to be 
in writing, etc. 



G. L. 32, § 71, 
etc., amended. 



Payment of 
annuities to 
dependents of 
metropolitan 
police killed, 
or dying from 
injuries re- 
ceived, in 
performance 
of duty, 
subject, etc. 



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, 
durinp: 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 the annual rate of 
compensation received by such deceased person 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 maj^or and city council, the selectmen, or the com- 
missioner 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 
retirement system for public employees, the benefits pro- 
vided under this section shall be in the alternative for the 
benefits, if any, provided by such retirement system for 
dependent widows and children or for dependent fathers 
or mothers; and the widow, or if there is no widow, the 
legal representative 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 writing and shall be filed with the retirement board 
in charge of the system of which the deceased was a mem- 
ber and shall not be subject to change or revocation after 
the first payment of any benefit thereunder. 

Section 2. Section seventy-one of said chapter thirty- 
two, as most recently amended by section two of chapter 
three hundred and eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and- twenty-nine, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the fourth line, the words "six months" and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — one year, — and by striking 
out, in the thirty-third line, the words "two thirds of", — 
so as to read as follows: — ■Section 71. Subject to the re- 
quirement of election set forth in the last paragraph of 
section eightj^-nine, if ixny permanent or call officer of said 
police department is killed or dies within one year from 
injuries received while in the performance of his duty as 
such officer and it shall be proved to the satisfaction of the 
commission 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 officer and the attend- 
ing physician or medical examiner shall certify to the state 
treasurer that the death was the direct result of the said 
injur}'-, there shall be paid to the following dependents of 
such deceased officer the following annuities: To the widow, 
so long as she remains unmarried, an annuity not exceed- 
ing 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 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 242. 265 

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 heu 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 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. 
total amount of all such annuities shall not exceed the 
annual rate of compensation received by such deceased 
officer at the date of his death. The amount of any such Determination 
annuity shall, from time to time, be determined within the etc'!™°'^"*' 
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 re- 
ceived 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. This act shall apply to deaths of policemen Application 
and firemen occurring on or after January first, nineteen ° ^'^^' 
hundred and thirty. Approved April 22, 1930. 



An Act prohibiting the requirement of certain infor- Chap. 2"^ 

MATION FROM APPLICANTS FOR POSITIONS IN THE CLASSI- 
FIED POLICE AND PRISON SERVICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirteen of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws g. l. si, § is, 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the seventh line, the ^'''^''^^'^■ 
words ", except in the case of apphcants for police or prison 
service," , — so as to read as follows: — Section 13. Every statements 
apphcation shall state under oath the full name, residence appHcant^^for 
and post office address, citizenship, age, place of birth, for^^g-^-o^a 
health and physical capacity, right of preference as a vet- in the 
eran, previous employment in the public service, occupation chifswvice. 
and residence for the previous five years and education of 
the applicant, and such other information as may be reason- 
ably required relative to his fitness for the public service; 
but no question shall be asked in such application or in any 
examination requiring a statement as to any offence com- 
mitted before the apphcant reached the age of sixteen. 

Approved April 22, 1930. 



266 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 243, 244. 



G. L. 31, new 
section after 
§46. 

Petition for 
writ of 

mandamus for 
reinstatement 
of certain 
persons to 
positions in 
classified civil 
service. 

Proviso. 



Chap. 24:3 An Act limiting the time witpiin which petitions for 

WRITS OF mandamus MAY BE BROUGHT TO COMPEL RE- 
INSTATEMENT OF CERTAIN PERSONS TO POSITIONS IN THE 
CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-one of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by inserting after section forty-six the f onowing new section : 
— Section 1^6 A. The supreme judicial court shall have 
jurisdiction of anj'- petition for a writ of mandamus for the 
reinstatement of any person alleged to have been illegally 
removed from his office or employment under this chapter; 
provided, that such petition shall be filed in said court 
within six months next following such allegedly illegal 
removal, unless said court for cause shown extends the time. 

Approved April 22, 1930. 

Chap. 24:4: -^^ ^^'^ making certain EQUITABLE ADJUSTMENTS IN THE 
LAW IMPOSING AN EXCISE TAX ON REGISTERED MOTOR 
VEHICLES. 

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 preserva- 
tion of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter sixty A of the General Laws, inserted 
by section one of chapter three hundred and seventy-nine of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby 
amended by striking out section one, as amended by section 
thirteen of chapter two hundred and twenty of the acts of the 
current year, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 1. Except as hereinafter provided, there shall be 
assessed and levied in each calendar year on each motor 
vehicle registered under the provisions of chapter ninety 
and customarily kept within the commonwealth, for the 
privilege of operating such motor vehicle upon the highways 
during such year, an excise tax upon the value thereof, as 
hereinafter defined and determined, at the average state 
rate for the calendar year, as determined in the manner 
provided in section fifty-eight of chapter sixty-three. For 
the purpose of this tax the value of each such motor vehicle 
shall be deemed to be the value, as determined by the com- 
missioner of corporations and taxation, hereinafter referred 
to as the commissioner, of motor vehicles of the same make, 
type, model, and year of manufacture, but not in excess of 
the following percentages of the list price established by the 
manufacturer for the year of manufacture, namely: — 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 60A, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



Assessment 
and levy of 
excise tax on 
registered 
motor vehicles. 



Determination 
of value by 
commissioner 
of corporations 
and taxation. 



In the year of manufacture 

In the second year . 

In the third year 

In the fourth year . 

In the fifth and succeeding years 



90% 
60% 
40% 
25% 
10% 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 244. 267 

Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the Aimtement by 
local assessors from granting an abatement in any case in If'^v-liu^tion''^^ 
which the valuation aforesaid is in their opinion excessive, is excessive. 

The tax imposed Ijy this section shall not apply to motor Tax not 
vehicles owned and registered by the commonwealth or nuJt'dr^'^ *" 
any political subdivision thereof, or registered by manu- vehicles owned 
facturers, dealers or repairmen under section five of said certain*'' 
chapter ninetj^ or to motor vehicles owned and registered m^j^'ufacturers, 
by any corporation other than a domestic business, domestic 
manufacturing, foreign or public service corporation, or by an 
association, whose personal property is exempt from tax- 
ation under section five of chapter fifty-nine. 

If a motor vehicle is registered after January thirty-first Tax when 

. . */ •/ motor vGiiicl© 

of anj^ year the tax imposed by this section shall be that is registered 
proportion of the tax for a full year which the number of thwly-Trsu^ 
months in said year following the last daj^ of the month pre- 
ceding that in which the motor vehicle is registered bears 
to twelve. If a registered motor vehicle is sold or its ownei- Tax when 
ship transferred during any calendar year, and if notice to motorTdiicie 
the former owner of a tax on account thereof for that year is sold or 
has already been issued pursuant to section two, that transferred 
proportion of the tax for a full year which the number of f2iendaf%a,T 
months in said year remaining after the last day of the etc. 
month in which such sale or transfer occurred bears to 
twelve shall be abated. If, however, the tax payer has not 
been notified of said tax before notice of such sale or transfer 
has been received by the local board of assessors, only that 
proportion of the tax for a full year which the number of 
months in said year prior to the first day of the month next 
following the month in which said sale or transfer occurred 
bears to twelve shall be assessed. The tax assessed under Minimum 
this section shall not be less than two dollars and no abate- *^''- 
ment under this section shall reduce the tax collected to 
less than two dollars. 

Section 2. Said chapter sLxty A is hereby further g. l. 6oa, 
amended by striking out section two and inserting in place ^ ^' amended. 
thereof the Mlowing: — Section 2. The local boards oi ^f'^^^'^o^^^^ 

, ~ , . . or assessors 

assessors shall assess the tax imposed by section one, and to assess tax, 
commit the same to the collector of taxes with their warrant ^^'^' 
for the collection thereof. The tax shall be assessed to the Registrar of 
owner of the motor vehicle registering the same, and the n^otor vehicles 

.^^ ^ '. i*'' transmit to 

registrar oi motor vehicles shall promptly transmit to the commissioner 
commissioner a notice of each registration of a motor vehicle re°g*isTrations of 
subject to this tax, giving the name and home address of sub^ectTo'*^^^^ 
the owner, if an individual, or the name and principal place tax, etc. 
of business in this commonwealth, if a corporation, partner- 
ship or voluntary association, the municipality in which the 
vehicle is customarily to be kept, the name of the maker, 
the year of manufacture and the model and type of vehicle. 
The commissioner may require from the owner such further 
information as may be necessary for the purposes of this 
chapter. The commissioner shall, as soon as may be. Commissioner 
transmit to the local boards of assessors the registrations registra\k)n8 to 



268 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 244. 



local boards of 
assessors. 



When tax 
shall be due. 



Notification to 
owner of tax 
assessed, etc. 



Application 
for abatement. 



Appeal from 
decision. 



Refund of 

overpayment, 

etc. 



Rate of 

interest in case 
of neglect to 
pay tax. 



Value of motor 
vehicles 
taxable under 
G. L. 60A, 
to be used, 
as well as 
assessed valu- 
ations of 
property, in 
ascertaining 
maximum 
amount of 
taxes that rnay 
be assessed in 
a city haying 
a tax limit, 
etc. 

Act to 

become effec- 
tive January 
first of current 
year, except, 
etc. 



Abatement and 
refund of 
excess tax in 
certain cases. 



sent to him by the registrar of motor vehicles, and, under 
such provisions as he deems best, make available to the 
local assessors information showing the values as deter- 
mined under section one. The tax hereunder shall be due 
and payable at the expiration of thirty days from the date 
upon which the notice was issued by the collector pursuant 
to this section. The local tax collector shall seasonably 
notify the owner of the tax assessed and the due date, but 
failure to receive notice shall not affect the validity of the 
tax. The owner may within six months of the date of the 
issuing of the notice of assessment, or of the date of sale or 
transfer, but not later than January thirty-first of the suc- 
ceeding 3"ear, apply to the local assessors for abatement, and, 
from their decision upon such application, an appeal may be 
taken to the county commissioners or the superior court, 
all in accordance with the provisions of sections sLxty-four 
and sixty-eight A of chapter fifty-nine. If an abatement 
is granted, any overpayment with interest thereon at the 
rate of six per cent per annum from the date of pajnnent 
shall be refunded by the city or town treasurer from any 
available funds, upon certification by the tax collector and 
approval for payment as required by section fifty-two of 
chapter forty-one, without any appropriation therefor by 
the municipality. Owners who neglect to pay taxes as- 
sessed under this chapter shall pay interest at the rate of 
six per cent per annum from the time when such taxes 
were payable until paid, if such payment is made before the 
commencement of proceedings for recovery thereof, and 
twelve per cent if made after the commencement thereof. 
The notice issued pursuant to this section shall bear on its 
face a statement of the time within which petitions for 
abatement of the tax may be filed. 

Section 3. In ascertaining the maximum amount of 
taxes that may be assessed in a city having a tax hmit in 
accordance with the statute or ordinance establishing the 
same, or the total taxable valuation of a city wherein the 
appropriation for any department is determined by law 
at a certain rate or percentage of the taxable valuation or 
the valuation of the taxable property therein, or however 
otherwise the same may be described, the value of motor 
vehicles taxable therein under chapter sixty A of the General 
Laws, as determined thereunder, shall be used, as well as 
the assessed valuations of property therein. 

Section 4. The provisions of this act shall become ef- 
fective as of January first of the current year, except that 
the provision for a minimum tax and the provision requiring 
payment at the expiration of thirty days from the date of 
issue of the notice of the tax shall not apply to any tax, 
notice of which has been issued prior to the date of passage 
of this act, but as to such a tax the provisions of law relative 
to payment in effect immediately prior to said date shall 
continue to apply. If notice of any tax assessed under 
chapter sixty A of the General Laws in the current year for 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 245. 



269 



an aniouiit in excess of the amount which would have been 
assessable if this act had then been in effect has been issued 
prior to said date, such excess shall be abated and refunded 
upon application made within six months after said date. 

Approved April 23, 1930. 



Chap.24:5 



Appropriations 
for mainte- 
nance of certain 
counties, for 
interest and 
debt require- 
ments, for 
certain im- 
provements, 
etc. 



An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 
certain counties, for interest and debt require- 
ments, for certain permanent improvements, and 
granting a county tax for said counties. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause Emergency 
substantial inconvenience, therefore it is hereby declared preamble. 
to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preser- 
vation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following sums are hereby appropriated 
for the counties hereinafter specified for the year nineteen 
hundred and thirty. No direct drafts against the account 
known as the reserve fund shall be made, but transfers 
from this account to other accounts may be made to meet 
extraordinary or unforeseen expenditures upon the request 
of the county commissioners and with the approval of the 
director of accounts. 

Section 2. 

Barnstable County. 
Item 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

fourteen thousand dollars ..... 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

eighty thousand nine hundred forty-eight, dollars 
and seventy-seven cents ..... 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 

law, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding eleven thousand dollars 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding eighteen thousand five hundred dollars . 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 
a sum not exceeding twelve thousand five hundred 
dollars . . . . . . . . 12,500 00 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding twelve thousand dollars . . . 12,000 00 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, a sum not exceeding four- 
teen thousand dollars ..... 14,000 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars 1,000 00 

1 1 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of 

the insane, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

dollars 2,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing two thousand dollars ..... 2,000 00 

13a For acquiring land under chapter one hundred and 
fifty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars 8,000 00 



.$14,000 00 Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
.„ Barnstable. 

80,948 77 
15,000 00 
11,000 00 
18,500 00 



270 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 245. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Barnstable. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Berkshire. 



Item 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars S6,000 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 

exceeding fourteen thousand dollars . . . 14,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding seventy thou- 
sand dollars 70,000 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

eleven thousand three hundred dollars . . 11,300 00 

20 For the sanatorium, a sum not exceeding fifty thou- 

sand dollars 50,000 00 

20a For county health service, a sum not exceeding twelve 

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

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

five hundred dollars 3,500 00 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not exceed- 
ing one tliousand five hundred dollars . . . 1,500 00 

23b For a state fire patrol, a sum not exceeding two 

thousand dollars 2,000 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding five thousand 

dollars . . 5,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Barnstable county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of two hundred eighty- 
nine thousand one hundred forty-eight dollars and 
sixty-three cents, to be expended, together with the 
cash balance on hand and the receipts from other 
sources, for the above purposes .... $289,148 63 

Berkshire County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-three thousand dollars .... $23,000 00 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

eighteen thousand dollars ..... 18,000 00 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 

law, a sum not exceeding twenty-seven thousand 

five hundred dollars 27,500 00 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 

ceeding eleven thousand eight hundred dollars . 11,800 00 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding forty-two thousand dollars . . . 42,000 00 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 

a sum not exceeding forty-one thousand dollars . 41,000 00 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . . 15,000 00 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, a sum not exceeding fifteen 

thousand dollars 15,000 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

five hundred dollars 1,500 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of 

the irsane, a sum not exceeding five thousand five 

hundred dollars 5,500 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing three thousand dollars ..... 3,000 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 
buildings, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars 15,000 00 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 245. 



271 



Item 

15 For caro, fuel, lijihts and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-three thousand dollars 

16 For highways, including state higliways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred 

seventy thousand doUars ..... 

16a For examination of dams, a sum not exceeding one 

thousand six hundred dollars .... 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

five hundred dollars ...... 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding two thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

seventeen thousand dollars .... 

20 For the sanatorium (Hampshire county), a sum not 

exceeding eleven thousand five himclred dollars 

21 For the care and maintenance of Greylock state 

reservation, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 

21a For the care and inaintenance of Mount Everett state 
reservation, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ........ 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding eight hundred five 

dollars ........ 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars ........ 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two thousand five hundred thirtj'-six 
dollars and twenty-six cents .... 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding eight thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

And the county commissioners of Berkshire county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of four hundred twenty- 
seven thousand nine hundred fifty-seven dollars 
and forty-eight cents, to be expended, together 
with the cash balance on hand and the receipts 
from other sources, for the above purposes 

Bristol County. 

1 For interest on coimty debt, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-six thousand five hundred dollars 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-seven thousand four hundred dollars . 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 

by law, a sum not exceeding forty-four thousand 
dollars ........ 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding forty thousand dollars 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred ten thousand dollars 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding eighty-three thousand 
dollars ........ 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding fifty-eight thousand dollars . 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, a sum not exceeding 
forty-eight thousand five hundred dollars 
10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 



$23,000 00 Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county ta.x, 

Berkshire. 

170,000 00 

1,600 00 

1,500 00 

2,000 00 

17,000 00 

11,500 00 

12,500 00 



2,000 00 


805 


00 


4,000 


00 


2,536 


26 


8,000 


00 



$427,957 48 



$36,500 00 Appropriations, 
etc., and 
QV /fon no county tax, 
37,400 00 Bristol. 



44,000 00 

40,000 00 

110,000 00 



83,000 00 
58,000 00 



48,500 00 



1,000 00 



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Acts, 1930. — Chap. 245. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Bristol. 



Item 
11 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Dukes County. 



For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 
of the insane, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand 
dollars ........ 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eight thousand dollars .... 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding seventeen thou- 
sand five hundred dollars ..... 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
twenty-five thousand dollars .... 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding seven thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 

19 For the agricultural school, a sum not exceeding fifty- 

two thousand dollars ..... 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 

dollars ........ 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ........ 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not exceed- 
ing three thousand dollars ..... 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars ........ 

And the county commissioners of Bristol county are 
hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of said 
county for the current year, in the manner provided 
by law, the sum of six hundred twenty-five thou- 
sand five hundred dollars, to be expended, together 
with the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes . 

County of Dukes County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding two 

thousand five hundred twenty-six dollars and 
twenty-one cents ...... 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

fourteen thousand nine hundred sixty-eight dollars 
and thirty-one cents ...... 

3 For salaries of count}'^ officers and assistants, fixed by 

law, a sum not exceeding five thousand three hun- 
dred sixty-nine dollars and twenty cents 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding one thousand three hundred dollars 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding three thousand dollars 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, a sura not exceeding one 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
fifty dollars ....... 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
dollars ........ 



$16,000 00 
8,000 00 

17,500 00 

50,000 00 

125,000 00 

7,000 00 

12,500 00 

52,000 00 

13,000 00 

2,000 00 

3,000 00 

10,000 00 



$625,500 00 



$2,526 


21 


14,968 


31 


5,369 


20 


1,300 


00 


3,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


350 


00 


300 00 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 245. 



273 



Item 

12 For auditors, masters and roforces, a sum not exceed- 
ing three hundred fifty doHars .... 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county build- 

ings, a sum not exceetUng five thousand dollars 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding two thousand three hundred dollars 

16 For highway's, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 

17 For law librarj', a sum not exceeding one hundred 

fifty dollars ....... 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding five hundred 

dollars . • . ... 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

four hundred dollars ...... 

20 For the sanatorium (Barnstable county), a sum not 

exceeding four thousand five hundred thirty-five 
dollars and eighty cents ..... 

21 For the Gay Head reservation, a sum not exceeding 

seven hundred dollars ..... 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding six hundred 
dollars ........ 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding five hundred 

dollars ........ 

And the county commissioners of the county of Dukes 
County are hereby authorized to levy as the county 
tax of said county for the current year, in the man- 
ner provided by law, the sum of forty thousand 
four hundred four dollars and sixty-three cents, 
to be expended, together with the cash balance on 
hand and the receipts from other sources, for the 
above purposes ...... 

Essex County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-five thousand five hundred dollars 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred fiftj^-two thousand five hundred dollars . 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 

law, a sum not exceeding fifty-four thousand five 
himdred dollars ...... 

4 For clerical assistance in county -offices, a sum not 

exceeding ninety-nine thousand three hundred 
dollars ........ 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred eighty thousand three hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and sup- 

port of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 
a sum not exceeding eighty-six thousand nine hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred five thousand dollars 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred nineteen thousand dollars 

9 For trial justices, a sum not exceeding four thousand 

eight hundred dollars 
10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 



$350 00 Appro|iriations, 
etc., and 

5,000 00 J,Tif ^ou"„ty. 



2,300 00 



1,000 


00 


150 


00 


500 00 


400 


00 


4,635 


80 


700 00 


600 


00 


500 00 



$40,404 63 



$35,500 00 Appropriations, 
etc., and 

152,500 00 ^i^^"! *^^ 



54,500 00 

99,300 00 

180,300 00 

86,900 00 

105,000 00 

119,000 00 

4,800 00 

2,500 00 



274 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 245. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Essex. 



Item 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding thirteen thou- 
sand dollars $13,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding eighteen thousand dollars . . . 18,000 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding twenty-six thou- 
sand one hundred fifty-five dollars . . . 26,155 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding sixty-seven thousand eight 
hundred dollars 67,800 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding four hundred 

eleven thousand dollars ..... 411,000 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 

dollars 9,000 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding fifty-three 

thousand dollars 53,000 00 

19 For maintenance of the independent agricultural 

school, a sum not exceeding one hundred fifty-six 
thousand three hundred dollars .... 156,300 00 
19a For the equipment of the independent agricultural 
school, a sum not exceeding two thousand eight 
hundred dollars 2,800 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

two hundred sixty-seven dollars and fifty cents . 3,267 50 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

five hundred dollars 3,500 00 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars .... 1,000 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars . . 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Essex county are 
hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of one million two hun- 
dred fifty-one thousand six hundred dollars, to be 
expended, together with the cash balance on 
hand and the recei^Dts from other sources, for the 
above purposes ..... 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Franklin. 



10 



$1,251,600 00 

Franklin County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding six 

thousand six hundred dollars .... $6,600 00 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 
law, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand four 
hundred sixteen doUars ..... 14,416 00 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

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

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding fourteen thousand five hundred dollars 14,500 00 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding twentv-seven thou- 
sand dollars . . . . " . . . 27,000 00 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

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

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 
probate and land courts, a sum not exceeding four- 
teen thousand dollars ..... 14,000 00 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding three hun- 
dred fifty dollars 350 00 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 245. 



275 



Item 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of tlie insane, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ........ 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sura not e.\- 

ceeding two thousand dollars .... 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum 
not exceeding ten thousand dollars 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding eighty-six 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 
16a For the examination of dams, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand five hundred dollars 

17 For law Ubraries, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

five hiuidred dollars ...... 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

nine thousand dollars ..... 

20 For the sanatorium (Hampshire county), a sum not 

exceeding fourteen thousand six hundred eighty- 
three dollars and ninety-two cents 
20a For Greenfield health camp (chapter three hundred 
and fifty-four, acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight), a sum not exceeding one thousand five hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

21 For Mount Sugar Loaf state reservation, a sum not 

exceeding one thousand eight hundred dollars 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding eight hundred fifty 

dollars ........ 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ........ 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not exceed- 
ing one thousand dollars ..... 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding five thousand 

dollars ........ 

And the county commissioners of Franklin county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of one hundred ninety- 
one thousand five hundred ninety-six dollars, to be 
expended, together with the cash balance on hand 
and the receipts from other sources, for the above 
purposes ........ 

Hampden Courdy. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

ninety-four thousand dollars .... 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred twenty-eight thousand two hundred 
seventy-seven dollars and fifty cents 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 

law, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars . 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding fifty-seven thousand dollars . 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred three thousand dollars 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 
a sum not exceeding eighty-one thousand dollars . 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-seven thousand dollars 



12,000 00 Appropriations, 
etc., and 

2,000 00 TanlTi^^''" 

6,000 00 

10,000 00 

86,500 00 

1,500 00 

2,500 00 

9,000 00 

14,683 92 

1,500 00 

1,800 00 

850 00 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 

5,000 00 



$191,596 00 



$94,000 00 Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Hampden. 

128,277 50 

50,000 00 

57,000 00 
103,000 00 

81,000 00 
37,000 00 



276 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 245. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
c junty tax, 
Hampden. 



Item 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, a sura not exceeding fiftv- 

eight thousand dollars $58,000 00 

9 For trial justices, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

dollars 2,000 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

five hundred dollars . . . . . . 1,500 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 

dollars 12,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing thirteen thousand dollars .... 13,000 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county build- 

ings, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . 15,000 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 

exceeding sixtj^ thousand dollars . . . 60,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
seventy-five thousand dollars .... 275,000 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding nine thousahd 

five hundred dollars 9,500 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding forty-two 

thousand dollars 42,000 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

thirtj^-six thousand dollars .... 36,000 00 

20 For the sanatorium ("Hampshire county), a sum not 

exceeding thirty thousand dollars . . . 30,000 00 

20a For the preventorium, a sum not exceeding three 

thousand dollars ■ . 3,000 00 

21 For Mount Tom state reservation, a sum not exceed- 

ing nine thousand dollars ..... 9,000 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding four thousand five 

huncbed dollars 4,500 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the cur- 

rent year, a sum not e.xceeding five thousand eight 
hundred seventy dollars and two cents . . . 5,870 02 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not exceed- 
ing one thousand five hundred dollars . . . 1,500 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand dollars . 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Hampden county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of nine hundred fifteen 
thousand dollars, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes . . . $915,000 00 



A ppropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Hampshire. 



Hampshire County. 

For interest on county ■ debt, a sum not exceeding 

seven thousand dollars ..... $7,000 00 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-five thousand dollars . . . . 35,000 00 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fi.xed 
by law, a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand 
dollars 18,000 00 

For clerical assistance in countj'^ offices, a sum not 

exceeding nine thousand five hundred dollars . 9,500 00 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-six thousand dollars . . 26,000 00 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 245. 



277 



Item 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding twenty-six thousand 
dollars ........ 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand dollars ..... 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars ........ 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two thousand five hundred dollars . 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars ........ 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
seventeen thousand dollars .... 

17 For law hbraries, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

two hundred dollars ...... 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

thirteen thousand dollars ..... 

20 For the sanatorium, a smn not exceeding twelve 

thousand dollars ...... 

20a For the preventorium, a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand five hundred dollars ..... 

21 For Mount Tom state reservation, a sum not ex- 

ceecUng two thousand dollars .... 

21a For Deer Hill state reservation, a sum not exceeding 

five hundred dollars ...... 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding two thousand two 

hundred dollars ...... 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars .... 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding nine thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

And the county commissioners of Hampshire county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of two hundred forty 
thousand seven hundred seventy-five dollars and 
seventy-two cents, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes . 



$26,000 00 Appropriations, 
etc., and 

25,000 00 '^Z^. 

12,000 00 

1,000 00 

4,000 00 
2,500 00 

15,000 00 

13,000 00 

117,000 00 

1,200 00 

13,000 00 

12,000 00 

2,500 00 

2,000 00 

500 00 

2,200 00 

3,500 00 
1,000 00 
9,000 00 



$240,775 72 



Middlesex County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-three thousand dollars .... 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred twelve thousand dollars . 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 
law, a sum not exceeding seventy-two thousand 
dollars ........ 



$63,000 00 Appropriations, 
etc., and 

212,000 00 att' 



72,000 00 



278 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 245. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Middlesex. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Norfollc. 



Item 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred sixty-eight thousand dol- 
lars . . . . . . . . $268,000 00 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding three hundred fifteen thousand dollars 315,000 00 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of cor- 
rection, a sum not exceeding two hundred twenty- 
five thousand dollars . . . . . 225,000 00 
6a For transfer of prisoners, a sum not exceeding one 

thousand dollars . . . . . . 1,000 00 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred ninety thousand dollars . 190,000 00 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred eighty thousand dollars . . . 180,000 00 

9 For trial justices, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars 1,000 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

five hundred dollars 2,500 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding tliirty thousand 

dollars 30,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing twenty-five thousand dollars .... 25,000 00 

14 For repairing, furnisliing and improving county build- 

ings, a sum not exceeding ninety thousand dollars . 90,000 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supphes in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred forty thousand dollars . 140,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding four hundred 

thousand dollars . . . . . . 400,000 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 

dollars 11,000 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding fifty-sLx 

thousand dollars 56,000 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-nine thousand dollars .... 39,000 00 

21 For Walden Pond state reservation, a sum not exceed- 

ing twenty thousand dollars .... 20,000 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand 

dollars 30,000 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the cur- 

rent year, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars 10,000 00 
23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not exceeding 

ten thousand dollars . . . . . . 10,000 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding twenty thou- 

sand dollars . . . . . . . 20,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Middlesex county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of one million nine hun- 
dred ninety-four thousand seven hundred eighty- 
three dollars and ninety-four cents, to be expended, 
together with the cash balance on hand and the 
receipts from other sources, for the above purposes $1,994,783 94 

Norfolk County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

thirteen thousand dollars . . . . . $13,000 00 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

nineteen thousand six hundred two dollars and 

ninety-four cents ...... 19,602 94 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 245. 



279 



Item 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 

law, a sum not exceeding thirty-one thousand 
dollars . ...... 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding ninety-one thousand five hundred dollars 

5 For .salaries and expenses of district and municipal 

courts, a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand 
dollars ........ 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding fifty-one thousand dollars 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding sixty thousand dollars .... 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, a sum not exceeding forty- 
five thousand dollars ...... 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding twelve thoasand 
dollars ........ 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing eleven thousand dollars .... 

13 For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding 

two thousand five hundred dollars 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars ........ 

15 For care, fuel, hghts and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-eight thousand dollars . 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages, a sum not exceeding tw^o hun- 
dred sixty-six thousand dollars .... 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

five hundred dollars . . . ... 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding seven 

thousand dollars ...... 

19 For the agricultural school, a sum not exceeding 

seventy-eight thousand dollars . . . . 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding six thousand 

dollars ........ 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
six hundred dollars and nine cents 
23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three thousand dollars .... 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding eight thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

And the county commissioners of Norfolk county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the comity tax 
of said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of six hundred ninety- 
eight thousand dollars, to be expended, together 
with the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes . 



$31,000 00 Approiiriations, 

91,500 00 ilSik!"'' 



100,000 00 

51,000 00 
60,000 00 

45,000 00 

1,.500 00 

12,000 00 

11,000 00 

2,500 00 

15,000 00 

58,000 00 

266,000 00 

2,500 00 

7,000 00 

78,000 00 

6,000 00 

2,600 09 
3,000 00 
8,000 00 



$698,000 00 



Plymouth County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceecUng 
thirty-five thousand dollars .... 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-three thousand dollars .... 



$35,000 00 Appropriations, 
etc., and 
CO nnn nr\ county tax, 
63,000_00 Plymouth. 



280 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 245. 



Appropriatijns, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Plymouth. 



Item 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 

by law, a sum not exceeding twenty-six thousand 

seven hundred dollars $26,700 00 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-four thousand dollars . . 24,000 00 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 

not exceeding sixty thousand dollars . . . 60,000 00 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding ninety-six thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . 96,000 00 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding fifty-three thousand dollars . . . 53,000 00 

8 For civil expen.ses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-nine thousand dollars .... 29,000 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

eight hundred dollars . . . . . 1,800 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding five thousand 

five hundred dollars ...... 5,500 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding five thousand dollars .... 5,000 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand 

dollars . . . . . . . 21,000 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-two thousand dollars . . 22,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
seventy-eight thousand dollars .... 178,000 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

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

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding five thou- 

sand seven hundred fifty dollars . . . 5,750 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

twelve thousand dollars 12,000 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding two hundred fortj' 

dollars 240 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
four hundred eighty dollars and one cent . . 3,480 01 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not exceed- 
ing two thousand dollars ..... 2,000 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Plyinouth county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of five hundred sev- 
enty-nine thousand dollars, to be expended, to- 
gether with the cash balance on hand and the 
receipts from other sources, for the above pur- 
poses $579,000 00 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Worcester. 



Worcester County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

fifteen thousand dollars $15,000 00 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 

law, a sura not exceeding fifty-six thousand dollars 56,000 00 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars . . 75,000 00 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 245. 



281 



Item 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred fifty-five thousand dollars . 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a suTu not exceeding one hundred seventy 
thousand dollars ...... 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding eightj' thousand dollars 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial, superior, 

probate and land courts, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
five thousand dollars ..... 

9 For trial justices, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

dollars ........ 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding eighteen thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing twelve thousand dollars . . . . 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county build- 

ings, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars . 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding sixty thousand dollars .... 
IG For highways, including state highways, bridges and 
land damages, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
seventy-eight thousand five hundred dollars . 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 

two hundred dollars ...... 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding twenty-three 

thousand dollars ...... 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-three thousand five hundred dollars . 

20a For the preventorium, a sum not exceeding three 

thousand dollars . . . . . 

21 For state reservations, a sum not exceeding twenty- 

seven thousand five hundred dollars . 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand 

dollars ........ 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the cur- 

rent year, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars . . . ... 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not exceed- 
ing seven thousand five hundred dollars 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars ........ 

And the county commissioners of Worcester county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of one million one hun- 
dred five thousand eight hundred dollars, to be ex- 
pended, together with the cash Vjalance on hand 
and the receipts from other sources, for the above 
purposes ....... 



$155,000 00 Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Worcester. 

170,000 00 
80,000 00 

85,000 00 
2,000 00 

3,500 00 

18,000 00 
12,000 00 
20,000 00 

60,000 00 

578,500 00 

8,200 00 
23,000 00 
33,500 00 

3,000 00 
27,500 00 
16,000 00 

4,000 00 

7,500 00 

10,000 00 



$1,105,800 00 
Approved April 2S, 1930. 



282 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 246, 247. 



I 



Town of Brook- 
field may 
borrow money 
for water 
supply pur- 



Chap. 24i6 An Act authorizing the town of brookfield to bor- 
row MONEY FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of enlarging and improving 
its water supply, the town of Brookfield may borrow, from 
time to time within five years from the passage of this act, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, thirty-five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Brookfield Water Loan, Act of 1930. Each authorized issue 
shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid 
in not more than fifteen years from their dates. Indebted- 
ness incurred hereunder shall be outside the statutory hmit 
of indebtedness, but shall, except as herein provided, be 
subject to the provisions of chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws. 

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

Approved April 23, 1930. 



Brookfield 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1930. 



Chap. 247 An Act relative to exemption from local taxation 
of certain property of widows, minors, and persons 

OVER seventy-five YEARS OF AGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
G L. 59, § 5, Clause seventeenth of section five of chapter fifty-nine 

el. seventeenth, p ,^ /^ ix iii x- rij. 

etc., amended. 01 the General Laws, as amended by section one or chapter 
seventeen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four 
and by chapter eleven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-seven, is hereby further amended by striking out, 
in the second, eighth, fourteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth and 
twentieth lines, the word "one" and inserting in place 
thereof, in each instance, the word : — two, — so as to read 
as follows: — Seventeenth, Property, to the amount of two 
thousand dollars, of a widow, of a person above the age of 
certain property scvcnty-fivc, or of any minor whose father is deceased, who 
per^onslnd''^^ are Icgal residents of the commonwealth, whether such 
certain minors, property bc owned by such persons separately, or jointly, or 
as tenants in common; provided, that the whole estate, real 
and personal, of such person does not exceed in value the 
sum of two thousand dollars, exclusive of property otherwise 
exempt under the twelfth, twentieth and twenty-first 
clauses of this section and exclusive of the value of the 
mortgage interest held by persons other than the person to 
be exempted in such mortgaged real estate as may be in- 
cluded in such whole estate ; but if, the value of such whole 
estate being less than two thousand dollars, the combined 
value thereof and of such mortgage interest exceeds two 
thousand dollars, the amount so exempted shall be two 
thousand dollars. If the property of a person entitled to 
such exemption is taxable in more than one town, or partly 



Exemption 
from local 
taxation of 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 248. 283 

without the commonwealth, only such proportion of the 
two thousand dollars exemption shall be made in any town 
as the value of the property taxable in such town bears to 
the whole of the taxable property of such person. No 
property shall be so exempt Avhich the assessors shall adjudge 
has been conveyed to such persons to evade taxation. A Appeal. 
person aggrieved b}'' any such judgment may appeal to the 
county commissioners within the time and in the manner 
allowed by section sixty-four. Approved April 24, 1930. 



Chap.2^8 



An Act authorizing the dedham water company to 
furnish water to the town of "westwo'od and pro- 
viding in a certain event that said town may es- 
tablish a water distributing or water supply system. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Part I. 

AUTHORIZING THE DEDHAM WATER COMPANY TO FURNISH 
WATER TO THE TOWN OF WESTWOOD. 

Section 1. The Dedham Water Company, a corporation Dedham water 
created by chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the acts f^°nVsh"water^ 
of eighteen hundred and seventy-six, may extend its mains to town of 
into the town of Westwood and may supply the inhabitants ^^®*^*^^'°°'^- 
of said town with water for domestic, manufacturing and 
other purposes, including the extinguishment of fires, subject, 
however, to the conditions and restrictions set forth in 
sections four and five of this Part. 

Section 2. Said corporation, for the purposes afore- May use same 
said, maj^ use the same sources of water supply which it waTeTsuppiy 
now uses or may hereafter use in supplying water to the i^ "°w uses 
inhabitants of the town of Dedham under the provisions of water to in- 
said chapter one hundred and thirty-eight and any acts in ^wnof*^^"^ 
amendment thereof or in addition thereto, and such corpo- Dedham. 
ration shall, except as herein otherwise provided, have the Powers and 
same powers and privileges and be subject to the same duties, ^"*'^^- 
restrictions and liabilities set forth in said chapter one hun- 
dred and thirty-eight or in general laws which may now or 
hereafter be in force relating to such corporations; provided, Proviso. 
however, that no source of water supply for domestic pur- 
poses, or lands necessary for preserving or protecting the 
quality of such water, within the town of Westwood shall 
hereafter be acquired under this act or under said chapter 
one hundred and thirty-eight without the approval of the 
department of public health and that the location of all dams, 
reservoirs, wells or other works for collecting or storing water 
shall be subject to such approval. 

Section 3. Said corporation may distribute water through- May distribute 
out the town of Westwood, may regulate the use of the out town of^^' 
same and may, subject to the approval of the department Westwood. 
of public utilities, establish and fix, from time to time, and May fix 
may collect, rates for the use of said water. Said corpo- '^' 



284 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 248. 



May make 
contracts, etc. 



Certain rights 
given to 
Dedham Water 
Company to 
cease, unless, 
etc. 



Town of 
Westwood to 
have right to 
purchase 
property, etc., 
of Dedham 
Water Com- 
pany within 
limits of town, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Appointment 
of arbitrators 
upon failure 
to agree upon 
market value, 
etc. 



Findings of 
board final. 



Hearings, etc. 

Procedure to be 
in accordance 
with provisions 
of G. L. 251, 
except, etc. 



ration may make such contracts with said town or with 
any individual, firm, association or corporation therein, to 
supply w^ater thereto for the extinguishment of fires and 
for such other purposes as may be agreed upon. 

Section 4. The rights and privileges within the town of 
Westwood given by said chapter one hundred and thirty- 
eight and by this act to the Dedham Water Company shall 
cease and terminate unless such company shall commence 
to supply water to the inhabitants of said tow^n within one 
year of the passage of this act. 

Section 5. The town of Westwood shall have the abso- 
lute right at any time to purchase the franchise, property 
and all the rights and privileges of the Dedham Water Com- 
pany within the limits of the town on payment to it of the 
market value of said franchise, corporate property, rights 
and privileges within such town, as mutually agreed upon 
or as hereinafter determined, on the date which said town 
shall fix for such purchase; provided, that said town shall 
give said corporation written notice of its intention to pur- 
chase as aforesaid at least sixty days before said date. If 
said town and said corporation shall be unable to agree 
within sixty days after said date upon the market value of 
said franchise, corporate property, rights and privileges, 
said town shall appoint one arbitrator and said corporation 
shall appoint a second arbitrator and the two arbitrators 
so appointed shall appoint a third arbitrator. Said board of 
arbitration shall determine the market value of said franchise, 
corporate property, rights and privileges, and the findings 
of said board on all matters of fact shall be final. The 
hearings before said board shall be commenced within thirty 
days after the date of the appointment of the third arbi- 
trator and concluded within ninety days after his appoint- 
ment, and the procedure before said board shall be in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of chapter two hundred and 
fifty-one of the General Laws, except that the supreme ju- 
dicial court shall have exclusive jurisdiction in equity to 
enforce by appropriate orders or decrees, or otherwise, the 
findings of said board, and the right of said town to take 
possession of said franchise, corporate property, rights and 
privileges within said town upon payment to said corpora- 
tion of the sum awarded by said board. 



Town of 
Westwood 
may supply 
itself and its 
inhabitants 
with water, 
etc. 



Part II. 

AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTWOOD TO SUPPLY ITSELF 
AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH WATER. 

Section 1. The town of Westwood may supply itself 
and its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of 
fires and for domestic and other purposes; may establish 
one or more systems of water supply within its limits for 
such purposes; may establish fountains and hydrants, re- 
locate or discontinue the same, and may regulate the use 
of such water and fix and collect rates to be paid for the use 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 248. 285 

of the same. For the aforesaid purposes, said town may May purchase 
purchase from the Dedham Water Company, and said Ded'him'" 
company may sell to said town, water from its sources of water Com- 
supply wherever located. If the rights and privileges of ^^^ n take 
said companv within the town of Westwood have not termi- ijy eminent 
nated under section four of Part I of this act, said town shall, ^"t'^^jf ^''"''' 
before otherwise proceeding to establish a water supply {^/^I^^^qq^. 
system under Part II of this act, take by eminent domain pany within 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or purchase [own! T/, etc. 
as provided in section five of said Part I, the franchise, 
property and all the rights and privileges of the Dedham 
Water Company within the limits of the town of Westwood. 

Section 2. The said town, for the purposes aforesaid, m^v take 
may lease, or take by eminent domain under said chapter aAy pond, 
seventy-nine, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, HmTtrof''"^ 
the waters, or an}'- portion thereof, of any pond, brook or town, etc. 
stream or of any ground water sources by means of driven 
or other wells or filter galleries, within the limits of said 
town, and the water rights and water sources connected 
therewith, provided, that the amount of water which may proviso. 
be taken shall from time to time be determined by vote of 
the town ; and also may take by eminent domain under May take 
said chapter seventy-nine, or acquire by purchase or other- o^f^^ayrtt^c*^ 
wise, and hold, all lands, rights of way and easements neces- 
sary for collecting, storing, purifying and preserving such 
water and for conveying the same to any part of said town 
of Westwood; provided, that no source of water supply proviso. 
and no lands necessary for preserving the quality of the 
water shall be taken without first obtaining the advice and 
approval of the department of public health, and that the 
location of all dams, reservoirs, wells or filter galleries to be 
used as sources of water supply under Part II of this act 
shall be subject to the approval of said department. Said May construct 
town may construct and may erect on the lands taken or rnakee^xcaVa- 
held under the provisions of Part II of this act proper dams, *'°"®' ®*''- 
reservoirs, buildings, standpipes, fixtures and other struc- 
tures, and may make excavations, procure and operate 
machinery, and provide such other means and appliances 
and do such other things as may be necessary for the estab- 
lishment and maintenance of complete and effective water 
works; and for that purpose may construct wells and reser- May construct 
voirs, establish pumping works and lay down and maintain i^y conduits, 
conduits, pipes and other works, under or over any lands, etc. 
water courses, railroads or public or private ways, and along 
any such way in said town in such manner as not unneces- 
sarily to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of con- May dig up 
structing, laying, maintaining, operating and repairing such fa"n1is™etc."'^ 
conduits, pipes and other works, and for all other proper 
purposes of Part II of this act said town may dig up or raise 
and embank any such lands, highways, or other waj^s in 
such manner as to cause the least hindrance to public travel 
thereon. Said town shall not enter upon, construct or lay Restrictions 
any conduits, pipes or other works within the location of ^® *° ®"*''^ 



286 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 248. 



upon railroad 
locations. 



Land acquired 
to be managed 
etc., by board 
of water 
commissioners. 



Property 
damages, 
recovery. 

Proviso. 



Town may 
issue bonds, 
etc. 



Town of 
Westwood 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1930. 



Payment of 
loan, etc. 



Penalty for 
polluting water, 
etc. 



any railroad corporation except at such time and in such 
manner as it may agree upon with such corporation or in 
case of faihire so to agree as may be approved by the de- 
partment of pubhc utihties. 

Section 3. The land, water rights and other property 
taken or acquired under this act shall be managed, improved 
and controlled by the board of water commissioners herein- 
after 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 
Part II of this act may recover damages from said town 
under said chapter seventy-nine, provided, that the right to 
damages for the taking of any water, 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 the 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be incurred 
under the provisions of Part II of this act other than those 
pertaining to maintenance, issue from time to time bonds 
or notes to an amount not exceeding in the aggregate two 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars, which shall bear on 
their face 'the words, Town of Westwood Water Loan, Act 
of 1930. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate 
loan, and such loans shall be payable not more than thirty 
years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under Part 
II of this act shall be in excess of the statutory hmit, 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 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of section five of Part II; and 
when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, 
with the income derived from the water rates, will be suf- 
ficient to pay the annual expense of operating the water 
works or the purchasing of water and the maintenance of 
its pipe lines, as the case may be, and the interest as it ac- 
crues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and to 
make such payments on the principal as may be required 
under the provisions of Part II of this act, shall without 
further vote be assessed by the assessors of the town an- 
nually thereafter in the same manner as other taxes until 
the debt incurred by the said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- 
lutes or diverts any of the waters taken or held under Part 
II of this act, or injures any structure, work or other prop- 
erty owned, held or used by said town under the author- 
ity and for the purposes of this act, shall forfeit and pay 
to said town three times the amount of damages assessed 
therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; and upon 
conviction of any one of the above wilful or wanton acts 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 248. 287 

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 Board of water 

. commissioners 

Part II of this act, at the same meeting at which said Part election. 
II of this act is accepted or at a meeting called for the pur- p°«'«'"^' ^^'=- 
pose, 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 3^ear, from the 
next succeeding annual town meeting, to constitute a board 
of water commissioners; and at each annual town meeting 
held after the shortest of such terms has expired one such 
commissioner shall be elected by ballot for the term of three 
years. All the authority granted to the town by Part II 
of this act, except sections five and six, and not otherwise 
specially provided for shall be vested in said board of water 
commissioners, who shall be subject, however, to such in- 
structions, rules and regulations as said town may impose 
by its vote. A majority of said commissioners shall con- Quorum, 
stitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any va- vacancy. 
cancy occurring in said board from any cause may be filled 
for the remainder of the unexpired term by said town at any 
legal town meeting called for the purpose. Any such va- 
cancy may be filled temporarily by a majority vote of the 
selectmen, and the person so appointed shall hold office until 
the town fills the vacancy in the manner specified herein. 

Section 9. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- ^Tx'^Xr"'"^^ 
table prices and rates for the use of water, and shall prescribe rates, etc. 
the time and manner of payment. The income of the water income, 
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 
providing 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 con- 
struction the water rates shall be reduced proportionately. 
No money shall be expended in new construction by the 
water commissioners except from the net surplus aforesaid 
unless the town appropriates and provides money therefor. 
All authority vested in said commissioners by the foregoing 
provisions of this section shall be subject to the provisions 
of section eight. Said commissioners shall annually, and ^gpo"t^^' ®*°' 
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 expendi- 
tures. 

Part III. 

PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO THE ACCEPTANCE AND TAKING 
EFFECT OF THIS ACT. 

Part I and Part III of this act shall take effect upon its p^j;* {j^i^^hen 

passage. effective'. 



288 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 249, 250, 251. 



Part II, when 
effective. 



Part II hereof shall take effect upon its acceptance by a 
majority of the voters of the town of Westwood present and 
voting thereon at a town meeting called for the purpose not 
earlier than one year nor later than four years from the 
passage of this act. Approved April 24, 1930. 



Chap. 249 An Act authorizing the city of quincy to settle and 

PAY A CERTAIN CLAIM OF AUGUST H. MORTON AND H. F. 
MARDEN AGAINST SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The city of Quincy is hereby authorized to effect a settle- 
ment and make payment of the claim of August H. Morton 
and H. F. Harden against said citj^ to indemnify them for 
loss sustained by reason of the taking by eminent domain 
by said city for highway purposes of property owned by them 
at the corner of Billings road and Davis street in said city 
and the subsequent voidance of said taking by the failure 
of said city to enter or take possession for the purpose of 
constructing such highway within two years of the date of 
the order of said taking. Approved April 24, 1930. 



City of Quincy 
may settle and 
pay a certain 
claim of 
August H. 
Morton and 
H. F. Marden 
against said 
city. 



Chap. 250 An Act authorizing the city of pittsfibld to supply 

WATER TO AN ADDITIONAL PART OF THE TOWN OF LENOX. 



1911, 580, § 3, 
amended. 



City of 
Pittsfield may 
supply water 
to that part 
of town of 
Lenox called 
New Lenox, 
and to certain 
other territory 
witliin certain 
boundary line. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter five hundred and eighty of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and eleven is hereby amended by striking out sec- 
tion three and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 3. The city of Pittsfield is hereby authorized to 
supply water for domestic purposes, and for the extinguish- 
ment of fires, to that part of the town of Lenox called New 
Lenox which is within two miles of the northeast corner of 
the said town, and, in addition, such other territory in the 
said town as is within one mile of the Lenox-Pittsfield 
boundary line, on such terms and conditions as may be 
mutually agreed upon by said city and the town of Lenox. 
In case they cannot agree the state department of public 
health may determine the terms and conditions. 

Approved April 24, 1930. 



Chap. 251 An Act authorizing the city of newton to borrow 

MONEY FOR CITY HALL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of constructing, originally 
equipping and furnishing a new city hall, the city of Newton 
may, from time to time, within a period of five years from 
the passage of this act, borrow such sums as maj^ be neces- 
sary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, seven hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 



City of 
Newton may 
borrow money 
for city hall 
purposes. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 252. 289 

which shall bear on their face the words, Newton City Hall ri'';v^°" ^''•y 
Loan, Act oi 19.50. Jbach authorized issue shall constitute Act of 1930. 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than 
fifteen j'ears 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 hundred and twenty- 
eight. 

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

Approved April 28, 1930. 

An Act relative to schoolhouse accommodations in QJiq/q 252 
the town of lee. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter sixteen of the acts of I'^^s, le § 1, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight is hereby amended by '^"^" 
inserting after the word "of" in the first line the words: — 
acquiring land for and/or, — by inserting after the word 
"constructing" in the first line the words: — a school build- 
ing and/or, — and by inserting after the word "such" in 
the fourth line the words : — school building and/or, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 1. For the purpose of ac- Town of Lee 
quiring land for and/or constructing a school building and/or nJoney^for"^ 
an addition to the central school building which will increase schooihouse 
the floor space of said building, including the cost of originally ti'ons""" ^' 
equipping and furnishing such school building and/or addi- 
tion, the town of Lee may borrow, from time to time within 
a period of five years from the passage of this act, such sums 
as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one 
hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Lee School Lo^n °Act'of 
Loan, Act of 1928. Each authorized issue shall constitute 1928.' 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more 
than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be 
authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for 
the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year 
when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as 
herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in section 
seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

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

Approved April 28, 1930. 



290 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 253, 254. 



G. L. 262, 5 
etc 



38, 
amended. 



Chap.25S An Act relative to the fees of registers of deeds. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-eight of chapter two hundred 
and sixty-two of the General Laws, as most recently amended 
by section three of chapter three hundred and eighty-six 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the paragraph contained 
in the fourth to the thirteenth lines, inclusive, as printed in 
the General Laws, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: — 

For entering and recording any paper, certifying the same 
on the original, and indexing it, and for all other duties 
pertaining thereto, including, when a marginal reference or 
references are required, one such reference, one dollar. If 
the paper contains more than one page, at the rate of forty- 
five cents for each page after the first; provided, that if the 
paper contains the names of more than two parties thereto, 
other than the husband or wife of the grantor or grantee, an 
additional fee of ten cents each shall be charged for indexing 
the names of additional grantors or grantees or other parties 
thereto. The minimum fee for recording a deed or con- 
veyance or a mortgage shall be two dollars. 

Section 2. Said section thirty-eight, as amended as 
aforesaid, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
paragraphs contained in the twenty-fourth to twenty-seventh 
lines, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 

A fee of twenty-five cents each shall be collected for mak- 
ing, when required, any marginal reference the fee for which 
is not herein otherwise provided for. 

Section 3. This act shall become operative on Septem- 
ber first of the current year. Approved April 28, 1930. 



Registers 

of deeds, fees. 



Proviso. 



G. L 
etc 



§ 38, 
amended. 



Marginal ref- 
erence, fee. 



When 
operative. 



Chap. 254: An Act authorizing the metropolitan district com- 
mission TO construct a public bath house on the 
southerly shore of upper mystic lake in the town 

of WINCHESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The metropolitan district commission is hereby authorized 
and directed to construct, and thereafter to maintain, on 
the southerly shore of the upper jNlystic lake, in the town of 
Winchester, a pubhc bath house, with dressing rooms and 
lockers and proper toilet facihties. Said commission may 
expend for this purpose, out of the metropolitan parks ex- 
pense fund, such sum, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, 
as may hereafter be appropriated. The commission may, 
upon such terms and conditions and at such rent as it may 
deem proper, let concessions or privileges in connection 
with said bath house for the sale of refreshments or for the 
sale or rental of such other articles as it may determine, and 



Metropolitan 
district com- 
mission may 
construct a 
public bath 
house on south- 
erly shore of 
upper Mystic 
lake in town of 
Winchester. 

Expenditure, 
etc. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 255, 256, 257. 291 

may provide adequate quarters therefor, and may establish 
rules and regulations and make reasonable charges for the 
use of said bath house. All sums received for such use shall 
be paid to the state treasurer, and shall be placed by him to 
the credit of the metropohtan parks expense fund. 

Approved April 28, 1930. 



Chap.255 



An Act authoeizing the city of quincy to settle and 

PAY A certain claim OF DAVID J. BRICKLEY AGAINST SAID 
CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The city of Quincy is hereby authorized to effect a settle- city of Quincy 
ment and make payment of the claim of David J. Brickley paTa^cMtefn"^ 
against said city to indemnify him for loss sustained by reason j^b"^;"^,^^^''^ 
of the taking by eminent domain by said city for highway againslsafd 
purposes of property owned by him on Mason and Davis '^'*^' 
streets in the Wollaston district of said city and the sub- 
sequent voidance of said taking by the failure of said city 
to enter or take possession for the purpose of constructing 
such highway within two years of the date of the order 
of said taking. Approved April 28, 1930. 



klSi Act SUBJECTING THE SALARY OF THE SECRETARY OF fh^,^ O^a 
THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO CLASSIFICATION. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter twenty-two of the General Laws o. l. 22, § 5, 
is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence, — amended. 
so as to read as follows : — Section 5. The commissioner Department of 
may appoint a secretary, who shall be exempt from chapter fe^retary^^*^' 
thirty-one, and may remove him for such cause, to be 
stated in the order of removal, as he deems sufficient. The Duties, 
secretary, in addition to his duties under section twelve, 
shall perform such other duties as the commissioner pre- 
scribes. Approved April 28, 1930. ■ 



Chap.257 



etc., amended. 



An Act subjecting the salary of the secretary of the 
department of industrial accidents to classifica- 
TION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section four of chapter twenty-four of the General Laws, o. l. 24, § 4, 
as amended by section two of chapter four hundred and 
seventy-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the 
third and fourth lines, the words "a secretary at a salary 
of five thousand dollars, and may remove him" and insert- 
ing in place thereof the words : — and remove a secretary, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 4- The salaries and P^,P^^^,^f^* °;^ 
expenses of the department shall be paid by the common- dents, salaries, 

etc. 



292 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 258, 259, 260. 



Secretary. 

Clerical serv- 
ice, etc. 



wealth. The department may appoint and remove a 
secretary. It shall also be allowed such sums as may 
annually be appropriated by the general court for clerical 
service and traveling and other necessary expenses. Its 
records shall be kept in its office. 

Approved April 28, 1930. 



Chav.25S ^^ -^ct subjecting the salary of the medical adviser 
IN the department of industrial accidents to classi- 
fication. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follovjs: 

Section seven of chapter twenty-four of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the second line, the 
words ", at a salary of forty-five hundred dollars," — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 7. The department may ap- 
point a duly qualified physician as medical adviser and shall 
prescribe his duties. Approved April 28, 1930. 



G. L. 24, § 7, 
amended. 



Department of 
industrial acci- 
dents, medical 
adviser, duties. 



Chav 259 ^^ ^^'^ relative to the superintendent of construction 
OF the department of school buildings of the city 

OF BOSTON AND HIS DEPUTIES. 



1929, 351, § 4, 
amended. 



Superintendent 
of construction 
of department 
of school 
buildinfis of 
city of Boston 
to appoint 
deputy super- 
intendents. 



Duties. 



Salaries. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and fifty-one of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine is hereby amended 
by striking out section four and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 4- The said superintendent of 
construction shall appoint, subject to confirmation by a 
majority of the board of commissioners, and may, after 
hearing before said superintendent and subject to approval 
by a majority of said board, remove, not more than three 
deputy superintendents, one of whom shall have assigned to 
him the charge of repairs and alterations of all school build- 
ings of said city subject to the direction of said superintend- 
ent. One of said deputies may be designated by the said 
superintendent, with like approval, to perform the duties 
of said superintendent in case of absence, disability or 
vacancy in office. The deputy superintendents shall be 
paid such salaries as may be fixed by the said superintendent, 
with the approval of a majority of said board. No appoint- 
ment under this section or section two shall be subject to 
chapter thirty-one of the General Laws. 

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

Approved April 29, 1930. 



Chap. 260 An Act to authorize the city of quincy to refund the 

AMOUNT OF TAXES ERRONEOUSLY ASSESSED UPON AND 
COLLECTED FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLES B. PERKINS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ma^ °if ?nd"*'^ '^^^ ^^^^ °^ Quincy is hereby authorized to refund to the 
the amount of trustec Under the will of Charles B. Perkins the sum of four 

taxes errone- 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 261, 262. 293 

hundred eighty-one dollars and sixty-one cents which has ousiy assessed 
heretofore been collected by said city from said trustee as rectecArom" ' 
taxes upon certain real estate in Quincj'' which through charfesB 
mistake was erroneously assumed by the assessors of said Perkins, 
city to have been the property of said estate. 

Approved April 29, 1930. 



An Act authorizing the annexation by the city of Qhnnr) 261 

LAWRENCE OF A PART OF THE TOWN OF METHUEN. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All that part of the town of Methuen, with Certain part 
the inhabitants and estates therein, comprised within the MeUi'uen°Lt oS 
following described lines, to wit : — Beginning at an existing and annexed 
monument on the present boundary line between Lawrence Lawrence. 
and Methuen at the intersection of the northeasterly line of 
Lawrence street with the southeasterly line of Birchwood 
road, thence running northeasterly in a straight line by said 
side line of Birchwood road six hundred sixty-two and fifty- 
nine one hundredths feet to its point of intersection with the 
southwesterly side line of Oakside avenue; thence running 
southeasterly in a straight line by said side line of Oakside 
avenue five hundred eighty-seven and six tenths feet to its 
point of intersection with the northwesterly side line of 
Arlington street; thence running southwesterly by said side 
fine of Arlington street about twelve feet to a monument 
on said present boundary line between Lawrence and 
Methuen ; thence running westerly by said present boundary 
line five hundred eighty-three and nine tenths feet to another 
monument on said boundary line; thence turning at an 
interior angle of one hundred and forty degrees and sixteen 
minutes and running somewhat southwesterly by said present 
boundary line three hundred and fifty-four feet to said 
monument first mentioned, containing about one hundred 
twenty-eight thousand, five hundred and ninety square 
feet, is hereby set off from the town of Methuen and annexed 
to the city of Lawrence. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submission to 
during the current year by vote of the city council of the city "awrTn'^cTand 
of Lawrence and by vote of the town meeting members of the ^" ^°'^'^ ™^^*^' 

,-_, ^ . 1 1 ■! ^^ ^ ^.-.^ ing members 

town of Methuen. Approved April 30, 1930. of Methuen. 

An Act authorizing the town of swampscott to borrow fhnqj 262 

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 high school building and originally equipping m'^y^borrow 
and furnishing the same, the town of Swampscott may borrow "choofpurposes 
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. 



294 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 263. 



Swampscott 
School Loan, 
Act of 1930. 



and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on 
their face the words, Swampscott School Loan, Act of 1930. 
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 amended 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 SO, 1930. 



Chap.2QS An Act providing higher educational opportunities 

FOR THE children OF MASSACHUSETTS MEN WHO DIED IN 
the MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES 



Emergency 
preamble. 



State may con- 
tribute toward 
expenses of 
higher educa- 
tion of children 
of Massachu- 
setts men 
who died 
in military or 
naval service 
of United 
States during 
world war, etc. 



Maximum 
amount of 
reimburse- 
ment, etc. 



DURING THE WORLD WAR, OR AS A RESULT OF SUCH SERVICE. 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The commonwealth, acting through the de- 
partment of education, may contribute toward the expenses 
of the higher education of any child, resident in the com- 
monwealth and not under sixteen years and not over twenty- 
two years of age, whose father entered the military or naval 
service of the United States from Massachusetts in the world 
war and was killed in action or died from other cause as a 
result of such service, between April sixth, nineteen hun- 
dred and seventeen and July second, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one. 

Section 2. Any child who is eligible under the provisions 
of the preceding section shall, upon becoming a student in 
any state or county educational institution or other edu- 
cational institution approved in writing by the commissioner 
of education, be entitled to reimbursement by the com- 
monwealth, in an amount not to exceed two hundred and 
fifty dollars in any year, for expenses for tuition, board and 
room rent, transportation, books and supplies necessary or 
incidental to his pursuit of study at any such state or county 
educational institution and for expenses for the above- 
named items except tuition in any other educational insti- 
tution approved as aforesaid. Such reimbursement shall be 
made to such child, or his guardian if any, on the presenta- 
tion of vouchers therefor approved by the said commissioner. 



i 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 264. 295 

Section 3. Such payments shall continue for the benefit How long 
of a child only during such time as he remains a student in 8hJiUo"ntinue. 
good standing in the institution in which he is enrolled, and 
in no event shall any student receive the benefits provided 
by this act for more than four years. 

Section 4. The said commissioner shall determine the Determinntion 
eligibilitj^ of children for the benefits hereinbefore provided of eligibility. 
for. Approved April SO, 1930. 



An Act relative to the widening and construction of nhf.^ o«4 

SUMMER AND L STREETS IN THE SOUTH BOSTON DISTRICT ^'^''^P'^^^ 
OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The board of street commissioners of the Board of street 
city of Boston may, with the approval of the ma3^or of said Cfdty^'of'Bos- 
city, widen and order constructed Summer street from a ton may widen 
point in the vicinity of the army base, so called, to its junc- coMt/ucTed 
tion with L street, and L street from such junction to its L^TrTelsinthe 
intersection with Broadway in the South Boston district of south Boston 
said city. All of the aforesaid work shall be carried out '^'^^'"'^' ®^°' 
upon plans to be prepared by said board of street com- 
missioners. 

Section 2. The work authorized by section one shall be work to be 
performed and the awarding of damages and the assessment d^mTgel toTe*^ 
of betterments therefor shall be made in accordance with awarded, etc, 
chapter three hundred and ninety-three of the acts of nine- wi^h cwlTn^ 
teen hundred and six, as amended by chapter five hundred jP^rovisions of 
and thirty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen and 
by chapters seventy-nine, eighty and eighty A of the Gen- 
eral Laws. 

Section 3. For the purpose of meeting the expense of u|j*^"^*^o 
the work authorized by section one of this act, the city of issueTond's"^^' 
Boston may borrow outside the statutory Hmit 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 dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear 
on their face the words. City of Boston — Summer and L ^'sumn^er*""" 
Streets Improvement Loan — Act of 1930. Each author- and l streets 
ized issue shall constitute a separate loan and such loans shall Lo^n -Tct^of 
be paid in not more than fifteen years from their dates, but ^^^°- 
no loan shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal 
to 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, indebted- 
ness incurred hereunder shall be subject to the laws relative 
to the incurring of debt by said city. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Effective upon 
ance during the current year by vote of the city council of ^'^«p'=*"'=<^' «*«=• 



296 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 265, 266. 



said city subject to the provisions of its charter, but not 
otherwise; for the purposes of such acceptance, this act 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April SO, 1930, 



Town of 
Saugus may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Saugus School 
Loan, Act of 
1930. 



Chap.265 An Act authorizing the town of saugus to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and/^or 
constructing a new high school building, and originally 
equipping and furnishing said building, the town of Saugus 
may borrow from time to time, within a period of five years 
from the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, three hundred thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Saugus School Loan, Act of 
1930. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate 
loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen 
years from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized 
under this act unless a sum equal to an amount not less than 
ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same 
purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year when au- 
thorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in 
excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 
exclusive of the 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 1, 19S0. 



C/iap. 266 An Act authorizing the city of chicopee to refund 

AN OVER-ASSESSMENT OF TAXES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Chicopee is hereby authorized 
to refund to Simon J. Przybyla, Joseph Perlak and Martin 
Piela, joint owners of certain property located on Exchange 
street in said city, the sum of seventeen hundred forty dollars 
and twenty cents on account of an over-assessment of taxes 
on said property and money paid by them in excess of the 
sum that should have been assessed. 

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; provided, that for the purposes of such accept- 
ance only, this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 1, 1930. 



City of 
Chicopee may 
refund to 
certain persons 
an over-assess- 
ment of taxes. 



Effective upon 

acceptance, 

etc. 



Proviso. 



I 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 267, 268. 297 



An Act relative to the recording of certified copies (JJidr) 267 
OF certain instruments relating to land. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-six of the General Laws, as amended in g. l. 36, § i3, 
section thirteen by chapter one hundred and thirty of the ®^'^' ^"^^nded. 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section IS. If a deed or other Recording of 
writing, affecting land lying in more than one county or in ofceftaln"^'^^ 
more than one registry district, has been recorded in the instruments 

•j. rjjr u J. TJ.-J.* • relating to land. 

registry of deeds for one such county or district or m a regis- 
try district of the land court of a county or district where 
part of the land lies, a copy thereof, duly certified by a 
proper official, may be recorded in any other county or dis- 
trict where another part of the land lies and when so re- 
corded shall have the same effect as a record of the original 
instrument. No such certified copy of such a record, except Approval by a 
of a declaration of trust as provided for in section seventy- Jrnd^cour*t!^ 
two of chapter one hundred and eighty-five, shall be entitled 
to registration in any registry district of the land court until 
the same has first been approved by a judge of the land court. 

Approved May 1, 1930. 



An Act authorizing the city of marlborough to use (Jhnj) 268 
certain park land for school purposes. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Marlborough is hereby author- cityofMari- 
ized to use for school and school yard purposes a portion of usrc^rtaiS^^ 
Artemas Ward Park, so called, situated in said city and fQ/g^jIfQ"*! 
bounded and described as follows- — Beginning at a point purposes. 
on the easterly line of South street at the southwesterly 
corner of land of Crotty; thence running northeasterly one 
hundred and twenty-six feet; thence running northwesterly 
three hundred and twelve feet to the southwesterly corner 
of land of Mattel; thence running northeasterly sixty-six 
feet; thence running southeasterly thirteen feet; thence 
running northeasterly two hundred and twenty-six feet to 
the southeasterly corner of land of Hanley; thence running 
southeasterly six hundred and seventy-seven feet to the 
northeasterly corner of land of Ricci; thence running west- 
erly four hundred and twenty-four feet to a point on said 
South street at the northwesterly corner of land of Tor- 
nifoglio; thence running northwesterly two hundred and 
twenty-eight feet to the point of beginning, and thereafter 
the portion aforesaid shall be under the same care and 
control as other school property. 

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

Approved May 2, 1930. 



298 Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 269, 270, 271. 



Chav.269 An Act authorizing the town of sudbury to borrow 

MONEY FOR TOWN HALL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

sudbuf ma SECTION 1. FoF the pui'pose of acquiring land for and/or 

borrow money constructing a town hall and originally equipping and fur- 

for town 1 " 
purposes. 



for town hall njghing the same, the town of Sudbury may borrow from 
time to time, within a period of five years from the passage 
of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in 
the aggregate, seventy-five thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the 
Sudbury Town words, Sudbury Town Hall Loan, Act of 1930. Each author- 
Act onoM ^^^^ 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 hundred and twenty-eight. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 2, 1980. 

Chav. 270 An Act authorizing the city of springfield to ap- 
propriate MONEY TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR HOLDING 
IN SAID CITY DURING THE CURRENT YEAR THE STATE CON- 
VENTION OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE 

UNITED STATES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

SprTn° field may Section L The city of Springfield may appropriate a 
appropriate suui, uot cxcecdiug tweuty-fivc hundred dollars, for the 
^ovide^facii- purpose of providing proper facilities for public entertain- 
ities for holding jj^gn^ at the time of the state convention of the Veterans of 

in said city the . ci tt-ic-i i iii- •!• 

state conven- Foreign Wars of the United States to be held m said city 
Veterans of duriiig the cuiTeut year and of paying expenses incidental 
of"thlunited ^^ ^^*^^ entertainment. Money so appropriated shall be 
states. expended under the direction of the mayor of said city. 

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

Approved May 2, 19S0. 

Chap. 271 An Act establishing the northbridge athletic field 
commission and authorizing said commission to ac- 
quire, MAINTAIN, MANAGE AND DEVELOP AN ATHLETIC 
FIELD IN SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Mhbtkrfeld Section 1. There is hereby estabhshed in the town of 
CommiBsion, Northbridgc 3 commission to be known as the Northbridge 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 271. 299 

Athletic Field Commission. Said commission shall, when establishment, 
first constituted, consist of five citizens of said town to be eiecTion?te?iiis. 
appointed by the board of selectmen to hold office until the 
election and qualification of their successors as hereinafter 
provided. At the annual town meeting in the year nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-one five members of said commission 
shall be elected, two for a term of three years, two for a term 
of two years and one for a term of one year. Thereafter, 
there shall be elected at each annual town meeting a suf- 
ficient number of members to fill the vacancies created by 
the expiration of said terms, each member so elected to 
serve for three years. Vacancies by reason of resignation or vacancies, 
otherwise shall be filled, until the next annual town meeting, ^""^ ^"^<^- 
by appointment by the remaining members of the commis- 
sion. 

Section 2. Said commission may acquire by purchase Commission 
or otherwise in the name of the town of Northl3ridge that ^rtai'iT'iand, 
land of the Arthur F, Whitin estate located on Linwood ^^f^?^''^^ 
avenue in the Whitinsville district of said town, known as the thereon, etc. 
"Linwood Avenue Ball Grounds", containing thirteen and 
seven one hundredths acres, as shown on a plan filed with 
the town clerk of said town, and may erect buildings and 
other structures on said land and provide proper equipment 
therefor; and may hold, manage, control, lease and let the May manage, 
same for the purposes of all amateur and professional ath- alme'fo*f certain 
letics, recreation, play, sports, physical education, cele- ^^^f^^'"" p"''" 
brations, exhibitions and entertainments. Said commission 
may make rules and regulations governing said athletic 
field and may charge for admission to the same. 

Section 3. Said town may annually make an appropri- Town may 
ation of money to the use of the above-named commission X^'ney'toUie 
for the following uses and purposes, namely: mTss^ionTr" 

1. For the care of said land and the care and repair of the certain uses 
buildings and other structures thereon. and purposes. 

2. For the equipment and improvement of the grounds 
and the construction, alteration and enlargement of build- 
ings and other structures thereon. 

3. For the support and encouragement of recreation, play, 
sports, physical education, celebrations, exhibitions and 
entertainments. 

Section 4. All revenue received by said commission Revenue to be 
from said athletic field shall be paid into the treasury of said ^y of'town^^^' 
town. 

Section 5. Said commission shall annually file with the Annual state- 
board of selectmen an itemized and detailed statement of revenue to be 
all revenue received from and of all expenditures made on fi'^*^- ^'^°- 
account of said athletic field and the buildings and other 
structures thereon. 

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

Approved May 3, 1930. 



300 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 272, 273. 



G. L. 90, § 2, 
etc., amended. 



Rebates in 
connection with 
cancellation of 
registration of 
motor vehicles. 



Chav.272 An Act relative to rebates in connection with the 

CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter ninety of the General Laws, as 
most recently amended by section three of chapter three 
hundred and sixteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by striking out all 
after the word "and" in the third line of the sixth paragraph 
down to and including the word "conditions" in the ninth 
line thereof, so that said paragraph will read as follows: — 
A person who, before the first day of August in any year, 
transfers the ownership or loses possession of any vehicle 
registered in his name and who does not apply for regis- 
tration of another vehicle but who, on or before the first day 
of September in the same year, files in the office of the 
registrar a written application for a rebate shall be entitled 
to a rebate of one half the fee paid for the registration of 
the vehicle transferred or lost possession of as aforesaid; 
provided, that no such rebate shall be paid except upon a 
certificate, filed with the comptroller, setting forth the facts, 
and signed by the registrar or his authorized agent; and 
provided, also, that the rebate shall be paid out of the fees 
received for the registration of motor vehicles and trailers 
without specific appropriation. The registrar, at his dis- 
cretion, may assign to the vehicle of any person who sur- 
renders his registration certificate as herein provided, and 
who desires to register another vehicle, the register number 
of the vehicle described in the surrendered certificate. 

Approved May 2, 1930. 



Provisos. 



Assignment of 
register number 
to another 
vehicle. 



Chap. 273 An Act establishing the powers of the board of sur- 
vey IN THE town of MILTON. 



Plans sub- 
mitted to 
board of survey 
of town of 
Milton to show 
profiles of ways, 
etc., and to be 
accompanied 
by specifica- 
tions, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Plans submitted to the board of survey of 
the town of Milton under the provisions of section seventy- 
four of chapter forty-one of the General Laws, shall, in 
addition to other requirements in said section contained, be 
so prepared as to show the profiles of ways and the method 
of drainage of the same, and shall be accompanied by a speci- 
fication in writing of the materials and method proposed to 
be used in constructing said ways. The board of survey of 
the said town, in addition to the powers granted to towns in 
said section seventy-four and subject to the provisions of 
said section not inconsistent herewith, may, and, after the 
hearing in said section provided, alter plans as to grades and 
specifications as to materials and method to be used in the 
construction of said ways, and may determine the grades 
of said ways and the materials and method of construction 
thereof, and shall indicate any modifications on said plans 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 274. 301 

and/or in writing. The plans and specifications as ap- Plans, etc., 
proved or modified by the board shall then be signed by the office of\ow"n 
board and shall be filed in the office of the town clerk, and the ^^^^^- ^^'^■ 
officer with whom they shall be filed shall stamp thereon the 
date of filing; and thereafter no way in the territory to 
which the plans and specifications relate shall be laid out 
or constructed except in accordance therewith, or with further 
plans and/or specifications subsequently approved by the 
board. 

Section 2. The board of survej^ of the town of Milton Additional 
shall have, in addition to the powers granted to it in section ^o^T °^ 
seventy-five of said chapter forty-one, the same powers as 
are granted in said section to boards of survey in cities, and 
plans of drainage shall be prepared under the direction of 
said board. 

Section 3. Section seventj^-seven of said chapter forty- g. l. 41, § 77. 
one shall be applicable in the town of ]\Iilton, except as in- town'S^MiUon, 
consistent with the following provision, to wit : If any per- except, etc. 
son shall open for public travel in the town of Milton, any 
private way the location, direction, width, grades, materials, 
method of construction and plan of drainage of which have 
not previously been approved in writing by the board of sur- 
vey in the manner provided in sections seventy-three to 
eighty-one, inclusive, of said chapter forty-one as modified 
for said town of Milton by this act, neither the town nor 
other public authority shall place any public sewer, drain, 
water pipe or light in, or do any public construction work of 
any kind, or make repairs, on such private way; provided, proviso. 
that this section shall not prevent the laying of a trunk 
sewer, drain, water or gas main if required by engineering 
necessities for the accommodation of other territory. 

Section 4. The board of survey in the town of Milton Board may 

iiij. ,• ,,• -J , , , appoint a com- 

shall irom time to tune appomt a competent person to petent person 
examine ways constructed in said town which are subject to ^ayTetc"^ 
the provisions of this act. Any person interested may make 
application to said board of survey for an examination of 
any ways so constructed, and if such ways as constructed 
comply with the provisions of the plans and specifications 
approved by the said board of survey, said board of survey 
shall certify such fact in writing and such certification shall 
be conclusive evidence of the compliance of said ways with 
said plans and specifications and may be recorded in the 
registry of deeds for the county of Norfolk. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage, to°4ayi'*°^ 
but shall not apply to ways approved by the board of survey board'^p^rlo^^o 
prior to its taking effect. Avvroved May 2, 1930. effective date 

of act. 

An Act relative to the purchase of lands for state Chap. 27 4i 

forests. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty-two of the General Laws, g. l. 132, § 33, 
as amended in section thirty-three by chapter two hundred ^'^ "'^™®" ® 



302 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 275, 276. 



Commissioner 
of conservation 
may purchase, 
take, etc., addi- 
tional lands for 
state forests. 



Reclamation 
by state 
forester. 



and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one and by section two of chapter two hundred and eighty- 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "hun- 
dred" in the sixth Hne the words: — and fifty, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section S3. In addition to lands ac- 
quired under section thirty the commissioner may purchase 
or, with the approval of the governor and council, take by 
eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine and hold for 
state forests lands within the commonwealth suitable for the 
production of timber to the extent of not more than one 
hundred and fifty thousand acres. The land shall be pur- 
chased before August fifth, nineteen hundred and thirty-five, 
at a rate not exceeding an average cost of five dollars per 
acre or at such price as the general court may from time 
to time determine. The forester shall reclaim the said lands 
by replanting or otherwise in order to produce timber and 
to protect the water supply of the commonwealth. The 
forester may employ temporarily such persons as foresters, 
assistant foresters, engineers, surveyors, forest fire ob- 
servers and foremen as he deems necessary to assist him in 
carrying out his duties under this section, and the employ- 
ment of such persons shall not be subject to chapter thirty- 
one. Approved May 2, 1930. 



Chap. 27 5 An Act relative to expenditures in connection with 

THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL 
COURT FOR THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and twenty-one of the General 
Laws, as amended in section ninety-three by section two of 
chapter four hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said section ninety-three and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 93. The clerk of the 
supreme judicial court for the commonwealth shall receive 
from the commonwealth a salary to be fixed by the chief 
justice of said court, with the approval of the governor and 
council, with fifteen hundred dollars a year for clerk hire, 
together with an additional sum not to exceed five hundred 
dollars a year for extra clerk hire in cases of emergency, 
subject, however, to the approval of the chief justice. 

Approved May 2, 1930. 



G. L. 221, § 93, 
etc., amended. 



Clerk of su- 
preme judicial 
court for com- 
monwealth, 
salary, clerk 
hire. 



C/iap.276 An Act authorizing the city of woburn to borrow 

MONEY FOR PUBLIC BUILDING PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^ia^borro°w"" SECTION 1. For the purpose of erecting a building for 
money for city hall and police station purposes, with accommodations 
therein for the fourth district court of Eastern Middlesex, 



public build- 
ing purposes 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 277. 303 

including the cost of original equipment and furnishing of 
such building, the city of Woburn may borrow from time to 
time, within a period of five years from the passage of this 
act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, one hundred and eighty thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Woburn Municipal Building Loan, Act of wobum 
1930. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate Bui?d1n'^''Loan, 
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 hmitation 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. The city of Woburn by its mayor, and the Execution of 
county of Middlesex by the county commissioners, may oTpart o"!"^^ 
execute leases for periods not exceeding ten years each for M^ddJe^x^ 
the use of a part of said building by said county for court county '^for 
room purposes. _ pTrfoser 

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

Approved May 5, 1930. 



An Act authorizing municipal expenditures in con- Qhav 277 

NECTION WITH THE HOLDING OF CONVENTIONS AND THE 
ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter forty of the General Laws, as g. l. 4o, § s, 
amended, is hereby further amended by adding after clause ^*''' ^'"®"'^«'i- 
thirty-six, added by section six of chapter two hundred and 
eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, the following new clause : — 

(37) For providing proper facihties for public entertain- Municipal 
ment in connection with the holding of conventions in the fn wnnertion 
town, for paying expenses incidental to such entertainment ^'t'' holding of 
and/or for the entertainment of distinguished guests, a andTi^e'ent^er- 
sum not exceeding in any one year one two-hundredth of dlstingui^shed 
one per cent of the assessed valuation of the preceding year, ^"•'^*^^'. 
but in no event more than seventy-five thousand dollars. 

Approved May 5, 1930. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Executive Department, Boston, May 7, 1930. 

I, Frank G. Allen, by virtue of and in accordance with the Governor's 
provisions of the Forty-eighth Amendment to the Con- mTidnViaw 
stitution, "The Referendum II, Emergency Measures," do ^"^emergency 



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declare that in my opinion the immediate preservation of 
the pubhc peace, health, safety and convenience requires 
that the law passed on the fifth day of May, in the j^ear 
nineteen hundred and thirty, entitled "An Act Authorizing 
Municipal Expenditures in Connection with the Holding of 
Conventions and the Entertainment of Distinguished 
Guests", should take effect forthwith, that it is an emergency 
law, and that the facts constituting the emergency are as 
follows : — because its delayed operation may result in serious 
inconvenience to the pubhc. 

FRANK G. ALLEN. 



Secretary of 
State's certifi- 
cate r.s to filing 
of the gover- 
nor's declara- 
tion. 



The Commonwealth of"^Massachusetts, 
Office of the Secretary, Boston, May 7, 1930. 

I hereby certify that the accompanying statement was 
filed in this office by His Excellency the Governor of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts at three o'clock and 
thirty minutes, p.m., on the above date, and in accordance 
with Article Forty-eight of the Amendments to the Con- 
stitution said chapter takes effect forthwith, being chapter 
two hundred and seventy-seven, acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty. 

F. W. COOK, 
Secretary of the Commonwealth. 



lishment. 



Chap. 27 S An Act establishing a board of license commissioners 

IN THE CITY OF MEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Board of license Section L There is hereby established in the city of 
in^^v^or"^'^^ Medford a board of license commissioners, to consist of the 
i^=w,°pn'l.' '^^^^^' chiefs of the pohce and fire departments of said city, and a 
third commissioner to be appointed by the mayor, subject 
to the provisions of the charter of said city, for a term of 
two years. All authoritj'' to grant licenses, now or hereafter 
vested by law in boards of aldermen in cities shall, upon its 
organization, be exercised exclusively in said city by the 
board of license commissioners. The commissioner ap- 
pointed by the mayor shall be chairman of the board and 
shall receive such salary not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars as the maj'or and aldermen shall determine. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the registered voters of the city of JMedford at its biennial 
election in the current year in the form of the following 
question which shall be printed on the official ballot to be 
used at said election: — "Shall an act passed by the general 
court in the year nineteen hundred and thirty, entitled 
'An Act establishing a Board of License Commissioners in 
the City of Medford', 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 May 5, 1930. 



Chairman, 

salary. 



Submission 
to voters, etc. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 279. - 305 



An Act providing for the holding of biennial mu- Cliav-'^l^ 

NICIPAL elections IN THE CITY OF MEDFORD IN ODD- 
NUMBERED YEARS INSTEAD OF EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS, 
AND ESTABLISHING THE DATE OF SAID ELECTIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Beginning with the Tuesday next following Biennial mu- 
the first Monday of November in the year nineteen hundred "n^cfty ol^Med"^ 
and thirty-one, municipal elections in the city of Medford n^jjjj^gred*^" ^j. 
for the choice of mayor, members of the board of aldermen for choice of 
and members of the school committee shall be held biennially, '="''"'" °^''''''- 
on the Tuesday next following the first Monday of Novem- 
ber in every odd-numbered year. 

Section 2. At the biennial municipal election to be held ^^^"'(ff'^^^jjgj. 
in said city in the year nineteen hundred and thirty, the men, election 
mayor and members of the board of aldermen shall be office^°ete™^°^ 
elected for terms of one year, and at each biennial municipal 
election thereafter shall be elected for terms of two years. 

Section 3. At the biennial municipal election to be held mixtri, d™tion 
in said city in the year nineteen hundred and thirty, the in md, terms 
three members of the school committee to be elected thereat ° 
shall be elected to hold office until the qualification of their 
successors who shall be elected at the biennial municipal 
election in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-three. 
The terms of office of the seven members of the school com- School com- 
mittee elected at the biennial municipal election in the year Tn^glLMrmi- 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight shall terminate upon the upon^ete*^'^™^ 
qualification of the members of the school committee elected 
as hereinafter provided at the biennial municipal election in 
the year nineteen hundred and thirty-one. At the biennial ^choo^ ';°™tion 
municipal election to be held in the year nineteen hundred in 1931', terms 
and thirty-one, the two members at large of the school °^ °*'^^" 
committee to be elected thereat shall be elected to hold 
office until the qualification of their successors who shall be 
elected at the biennial municipal election in the year nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-three, and the five ward members 
of the school committee to be elected thereat shall be elected 
to hold office until the qualification of their successors who 
shall be elected at the biennial municipal election in the year 
nineteen hundred and thirty-five. Beginning with the school com- 
biennial municipal election to be held in the year nineteen hl\"33; terms°° 
hundred and thirty-three, all members of the school com- of office. 
mittee to be elected shall be elected for terms of four years. 

Section 4. This act shall be submitted for acceptance submission to 
to the registered voters of the city of Medford at the state voters, etc. 
election in the current year in the form of the following 
question which shall be printed on the official ballot to be 
used in said city at said election: — "Shall an act passed 
by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and thirty, 
entitled 'An Act providing for the holding of biennial 
municipal elections in the city of Medford in odd-numbered 
years instead of even-numbered years, and establishing the 



306 



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date of said elections', 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 May 6, 19S0. 



Town of Pem- 
broke may 
supply itself 
and its inhab- 
itants with 
water. 



May purchase 
water from city 
of Brockton 
and towns of 
Abington, 
Rockland and 
Hanover, etc. 



May acquire 
certain waters, 
etc. 



ChaV.2S0 ^N ■^C'T AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PEMBROKE TO SUPPLY 
ITSELF AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The town of Pembroke may supply itself 
and its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of 
fires and for domestic and other purposes; may establish 
fountains and hydrants, relocate or discontinue the same, 
and may regulate the use of such water and fix and collect 
rates to be paid for the use of the same. The said town 
may purchase water from the city of Brockton and from the 
towns of Abington, Rockland and Hanover, or any of them, 
and may store the same, and may convey or distribute the 
same to its inhabitants; and said city and towns are hereby, 
respectively, authorized to sell water to the town of Pem- 
broke. The price to be paid for water sold by said city or 
by any of said towns under this act shall be as agreed upon 
by the water commissioners of the municipalities concerned 
or, in case of their failure so to agree, as fixed by the depart- 
ment of public utihties. 

Section 2. The town of Pembroke, for the purposes 
aforesaid, may lease, or take by eminent domain under 
chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by 
purchase or otherwise, and hold, the waters, or any portion 
thereof, of any pond, brook or stream or of any ground 
water sources by means of driven or other wells or filter 
galleries, within the hmits of said town, and the water rights 
and water sources connected therewith; and also may take 
by eminent domain under said chapter seventy-nine, or 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights 
of way and easements, not already appropriated for water 
supply purposes, necessary for collecting and storing such 
water and protecting and preserving the purity thereof 
and for conveying the same to any part of said town of Pem- 
broke; provided, that no source of water supply and no lands 
necessary for protecting and preserving the purity of the 
water shall be taken without first obtaining the advice and 
approval of the department of public health, and that the 
location of all dams, reservoirs, wells or filter galleries, fil- 
tration 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, fixtures and other structures, and may 
make excavations, procure and operate machinery and pro- 
vide such other means and appliances and do such other 



I 



May acquire 
certain lands, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



May erect 
structures, etc. 



missioners. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 280. 307 

things as may be necessary for the estabhshment and 
maintenance of complete and effective water works; and May construct 
for that purpose may construct wells and reservoirs, estab- dultl', iTtc.*'""' 
lish pumping works, and lay down and maintain conduits, 
pipes and other works, under or over any lands, water 
courses, railroads 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, lay- May dig up 
ing, maintaining, operating and repairing such conduits, fa"n1is"i!igh-^ 
pipes and other works, and for all other proper purposes of ways,' etc. 
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 Restrictions 
shall not enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, pipes upon railroad 
or other works within the location of any railroad corporation locations. 
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. 

Section 3. The land, water rights and other property Land acquired 
taken or acquired under this act, and all works, buildings eto'^.^by^'bofrd' 
and other structures erected or constructed thereunder, of water com- 
shall be managed, unproved 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 Property 
or its property by any action of said town or board under f^^f^yl 
this act may recover damages from said town under said 
chapter seventy-nine; provided, that the right to damages Proviso. 
for the 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 Townmay 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be in- 
curred under the provisions of this act, issue from time to 
time bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, sixty-five thousand dollars, which shall bear on 
their face the words. Town of Pembroke Water Loan, Act p°^?°i 
of 1930. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate vvTtVLoan, 
loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more than thirty ^'^^ °^ ^^'^^• 
years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this 
act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except 
as provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws. 

Section 6. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in °^'^' 
accordance 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 or 
the purchasing of water and the maintenance of its pipe 
lines, as the case may be, and the interest as it accrues on the 
bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such pay- 



issue bonds, 

etc. 



308 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 280. 



Penalty for 
polluting 
water, etc. 



Board of water 
commissioners, 
election, 
terms, etc. 



Authority, 
etc. 



Quorum. 
Vacancy. 



Commissioners 
to fix water 
rates, etc. 

Income, how 
used. 



Annual, etc., 
report. 



ments on the principal as may be required under the pro- 
visions of this act, shall without further vote be assessed 
by the assessors of the town annually thereafter in the same 
nianner as other taxes, until the debt incurred by the said 
loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, 
pollutes or diverts any of the waters taken or held under this 
act, or injures any structure, work or other property owned, 
held or used by said town 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 im- 
prisonment for not more than one year. 

Section 8, The said town shall, after its acceptance of 
this act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted 
or at a meeting called for the purpose, elect by ballot three 
persons to hold office, one until the expiration of three years, 
one until the expiration of two years, and one until the ex- 
piration of one year, from the next succeeding annual town 
meeting, to constitute a board of water commissioners; and 
at each annual town meeting held after the shortest of such 
terms has expired 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 not otherwise specially provided for shall be vested in 
said board of water commissioners, who shall be subject, 
however, to such instructions, rules and regulations as said 
town may impose by its vote. A majority of said com- 
missioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. Any vacancy occurring in said board from any 
cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term 
by said town at any town meeting called for the purpose. 
Any such vacancy may be filled temporarily by a majority 
vote of the selectmen, and the person so appointed shall hold 
office until the town fills the vacancy in the manner specified 
herein. 

Section 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 
purposes. If there should be a net surplus remaining after 
providing 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 con- 
struction 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 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 281. 309 

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. This act shall take effect upon its accept- submission to 
ance by a majority of the voters of the town of Pembroke ^'''°''*' ®^°- 
present and voting thereon at a town meeting called for the 
purpose within three years after its passage; but the num- 
ber of meetings so called in any year shall not exceed three; 
and, for the purpose only of being submitted to the voters 
of said town as aforesaid, this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. Approved May 6, 1930. 



An Act relative to the salary of the mayor of the Qhnj) 9gi 

CITY OF PITTSFIELD. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nine of Part I of chapter seven hun- loii, 732, 
dred and thirty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and ftc'^^amlnded 
eleven, as affected by section one of chapter one hundred 
and seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twelve, and 
as amended by section one of chapter one hundred and fifty- 
four of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen 
and by section two of chapter one hundred and sixty-one of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the twenty-sixth to 
twenty-ninth hues, the words "a, salary not exceeding 
eighteen hundred dollars per annum, beginning with the first 
Monday of January, nineteen hundred and nineteen" and 
inserting in place thereof the words : — such salary, not 
exceeding five thousand dollars per annum, as the city 
council shall by ordinance determine, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 9. Beginning with the biennial munic- Mayor of city 
ipal election in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, e[erdon''i^n'\'929 
the mayor shall be elected by the qualified voters of the term of office. 
entire city and shall hold office for two municipal years 
beginning with the first Monday in January next succeed- 
ing his election, and until his successor is elected and quali- 
fied. He shall be the chief executive officer of the city, and Duties and 
it shall be his duty to be active and vigilant in causing the 
laws, ordinances and regulations of the city to be enforced, 
and to keep a general super\'ision over the conduct of all 
subordinate officers. He shall have the power of veto pro- 
vided by general law. He may suspend any officer, and 
may suspend any work or payment whether on contract 
or otherwise for a period not exceeding seven days, but in 
such case he shall report his action with his reasons therefor 
to the city council, which shall take immediate action thereon. 
He may call special meetings of the city council or either 
branch thereof, when in his opinion the interests of the city 
require it, by causing notices to be left at the usual place of 
residence of each member of the board or boards to be con- 



310 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 282. 



Salary. 



No other 
compensation. 



Submission 
to voters, etc. 



vened. He shall from time to time communicate to the city 
council or either branch thereof such information and recom- 
mend such measures as the business and interests of the city- 
may in his opinion require. He shall, when present, pre- 
side in the board of aldermen and in convention of the two 
boards, but shall have no vote. He shall receive such 
salary, not exceeding five thousand dollars per annum, as 
the city council shall by ordinance determine, and the same 
shall be payable at stated periods. He shall receive no other 
compensation for his services. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the registered voters of the city of Pittsfield at the state 
election in the current year, in the form of the following 
question which shall be placed upon the official ballot to 
be used in said city at said election: "Shall an act passed 
by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and 
thirty, entitled 'An Act relative to the Salary of the Mayor 
of the City of Pittsfield', be accepted?" If a majority of 
the votes cast on said question are in the affirmative, this 
act shall thereupon take full effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved May 6, 1930. 



Chap. 2S2 An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to take 

OVER, maintain AND MANAGE CERTAIN PROPERTY OF 
THE GEORGE H. WARD POST NO. 10 GRAND ARMY OF THE 
REPUBLIC, DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In pursuance of a vote of the George H. 
Ward Post No. 10 Grand Army of the Republic, Depart- 
ment of Massachusetts, at a special meeting held March 
eighteenth, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, which vote 
is recorded on the books of the said post, the board of trus- 
tees of said post is hereby authorized to convey in trust to 
the city of Worcester the land and building of the said post 
on Pearl street in said city, and the said city is hereby au- 
thorized to accept the same upon the terms and conditions 
herein set forth and upon such others as may be agreed 
upon between said post and said city, and subject to all 
unpaid taxes thereon, which the assessors of said city are 
hereby authorized to abate; provided, that such conveyance 
and transfer of possession thereunder shall occur within one 
year after the passage of this act. 

Section 2. The said city, in consideration of such con- 
veyance and acceptance, shall maintain the said building as 
a memorial to the men of Worcester who served in the army 
or navy of the United States in the civil war, under the 
name of G. A. R. Memorial Hall, and shall keep the building 
in good repair and properly equipped, heated and lighted. 
So long as the said post shall continue in existence it shall 
enjoy the use, occupancy and benefits of the said building 
in its present condition; and upon the dissolution of said 



City of 

Worcester may 
accept in trust 
a conveyance 
of certain 
property of the 
George H. 
Ward Post 
No. 10 Grand 
Army of the 
Republic, De- 
partment of 
Massachusetts. 



Proviso. 



Building to be 
maintained as 
a memorial to 
civil war 
veterans, etc. 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 282. 311 

post the city shall equip and maintain the building as a 
memorial for the Grand Army of the Republic, or in the 
event that the city shall erect a civic memorial building to 
its service men of all wars, then the said land and building 
may be converted into a fund by the board of trustees here- 
inafter provided for, to be used in furnishing and main- 
taining a part of such civic memorial building for the records 
and relics of the Grand Army of the Repubhc, which shall 
be carefully preserved by said city. 

Section 3. Subject to such rules and regulations as said f^fn^LthJ's'"^ 
board of trustees may prescribe, the said trustees shall per- etc. 
mit the use of said building for meetings of the inhabitants 
of said city for patriotic, charitable, benevolent or educa- 
tional purposes, and for meetings or entertainments given 
by churches or by rehgious, charitable or benevolent so- 
cieties at such rental as the trustees may deem expedient 
and proper. 

Section 4. The powers and duties hereby conferred dCtiertoll 
and imposed upon said city with respect to said trust shall exercised and 
be exercised and performed by an unpaid board of five Tboard of ^ 
trustees to be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirma- trustees. 
tion by the city council, to serve for terms of three years, 
except that of the initial appointees two shall serve for two 
years, two for three years and one for four years. Any 
vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original 
appointment. A majority of said trustees shall always be 
lineal descendants of men who served in the mihtary or 
naval forces of the United States during the civil war and 
were honorably discharged therefrom; provided, that a Proviso, 
sufficient number of such persons suitable to serve can be 
obtained. The said board of trustees shall administer the Board may 
property of said trust subject to the rights and privileges ^pendituTe?'^^ 
reserved or created by authority of this act and shall be out of funds, 
empowered to make all necessary expenditures out of funds 
in their possession under said trust, appropriated by said 
city, or received by way of gift or otherwise. 

Section 5. The city shall on every Memorial day place city to place 
a wreath and a flag of the United States, and wherever fllgf etcTupon 
necessary, a marker, upon every grave or tomb in the city ^•g^glnd^''^" 
in which is buried or placed the body of any soldier or sailors of civil 
sailor who served in the army or navy of the United States ^^'^'"" 
during the civil war. 

Section 6. So much of this act as authorizes the con- when effective. 
veyance of the property described in section one to the city of 
Worcester and its acceptance by the said city shall take effect 
upon its passage, and the remainder thereof shall take effect 
upon such acceptance. Approved May 6, 1930. 



312 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 283. 



1919 (S), 206, 
§ 1, par. (a), 
etc., amended. 



Appropriations 
by Boston 
school com- 
mittee for 
general school 
purposes. 

1919 (S), 206, 
§ 1, par. (e), 
etc., amended. 



Appropriations 
by Boston 
school com- 
miittee for 
employment of 
nurses, physi- 
cians, etc. 



Chav. 2S3 An Act regulating appropriations for general and 

OTHER SCHOOL PURPOSES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and six 
of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, as most 
recently amended in paragraph (a) by section one of chapter 
three hundred and nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, is hereby further amended by striking out said 
paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following : — 

(a) For general school purposes: for each financial year 
ending on the thirty-first day of December, seven dollars and 
twenty cents. 

Section 2. Section one of said chapter two hundred and 
six, as most recently amended in paragraph (e) by section 
three of chapter one hundred and fifty-three of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-sLx, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said paragraph and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — 

(e) For the emplojinent of one supervising female nurse, 
and so many district female nurses as, in the opinion of said 
committee, are necessary in accordance with the provisions 
of chapter three hundred and fifty-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and seven and acts in amendment thereof and 
in addition thereto, and for the employment of such number 
of school physicians as, in the opinion of the committee, may 
be necessary, and for the care of teeth of school children: 
for each financial year ending on the thirty-first day of 
December, twelve cents. 

Section 3. The school committee is hereby authorized 
to appropriate money for the payment of such of the unpaid 
bills, incurred during the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine by the board of schoolhouse commissioners of the school- 
house department in excess of available appropriations or 
stamped by said board as emergency bills, as may be certified 
by the board of commissioners of school buildings, the same 
to be charged to the sum provided under paragraph (c) of 
section one of said chapter two hundred and six, as most 
recently amended by section one of said chapter one hundred 
and fifty-three. 

Section 4. The limit of the amount of taxes that may be 
assessed on property in the city of Boston is hereby increased 
in the year nineteen hundred and thirty and in each year 
thereafter by such an amount, on each one thousand dollars 
of the valuation upon which the appropriations 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 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 7, 1930. 



Appropriations 
by Boston 
school com- 
mittee for 
payment of 
certain unpaid 
bills, etc. 



City of Boston 
tax limit 
increased. 



Acts, 1930. -- Chaps. 284, 285. 313 



An Act validating certain acts of the Worcester fire- (Jhaj) 284 
men's relief association and the membership of cer- ^' 

tain persons therein. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All the past acts, deeds and proceedings of ouh^'worcester 
the Worcester Firemen's Relief Association, a corporation Firemen's 
duly established by law, in so far as they relate to the pur- tion andthe''' 
ported membership of George Taft, Lawton C. Walden, ^rtal'rf^^ws^ns 
Wilbert Baker, Arthur C. Stevens, Edgar E. Taylor, Joseph therein, 
M. Foley, Andrew E. Wilder, Mitchell A. Delage, Albert E. ^=^>'dated. 
Seger, Carl B. Reynolds, Edwin L. Halcott, Francis A. Le- 
land, and Rufus G. Ham, members of the Worcester Protective 
Department, of Morey F. Orrell, John C. McDonald, Dennis 
E. Healy, Joseph W. Healy, Walter W. Brown, Peter N. 
White, Edward Lambert, Fred J. Lambert, Joseph P. Cur- 
ran, Daniel P. Whitney and Thomas H. Cahill, members of 
the fire alarm telegraph department of the city of Worcester, 
of John J. Horgan, a clerk of the fire department of said city, 
of George H. Hill, emplo3^ed as physician in said fire depart- 
ment and of Wilham H. Guertin, deceased, a former mem- 
ber of said protective department, and to the payment of 
benefits on account of said membership, are hereby ratified, 
confirmed and made valid to the same extent as if the said 
persons and the said Guertin had been lawfully admitted to 
membership therein. 

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

Approved May 7, 1930. 



An Act establishing in the town of fairhaven repre- Chap. 285 
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 Preoinct vot- 
of Fairhaven, as hereinafter provided, the selectmen and atfve'^towr''*' 
board of registrars of voters, acting jointly, and hereinafter meetings, etc., 
referred to as the districting board, shall forthwith divide Fairhave"n. 
the territory thereof into not less than four nor more than 
six voting precincts, each of which shall be plainly designated 
and shall contain not less than five hundred registered 
voters. All precincts shall contain approximately an equal 
number of registered voters. 

The precincts shall be so established as to consist of com- Precincts, 

, 1 ,- j.*j. j.i_i ij r establishment, 

pact and contiguous territory, to be bounded as tar as etc. 
possible by the center line of known streets and ways or by 
other well defined limits. Their boundaries shall be re- 
viewed and, if need be, wholly or partly revised by the dis- 
tricting board in November, once in five years, or in Novem- 
ber of any year when so directed by a vote of a representative 
town meeting not later than October thirtieth of that year. 



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Acts, 1930. — Chap. 285. 



Districting 
board to 
report doings, 
etc. 



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



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

Meetings of 
voters, when 
and where to 
be held. 



Certain provi- 
sions of general 
laws to apply, 
etc. 



Representative 
town meeting 
membership, 
number, etc. 



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



The districting board shall, within twenty days after 
any establishment or revision of the precincts, but not later 
than December twentieth of that year, file a report of their 
doings with the town clerk, the registrars of voters and the 
assessors, with a map or maps or descriptions of the precincts 
and the names and residences of the registered voters therein. 
The districting board shall also cause to be posted in the 
town hall a map or maps or description of the precincts as 
established or revised from time to time, with the names and 
residences of the registered voters therein; and it shall also 
cause to be posted in at least one public place in each pre- 
cinct a map or description of that precinct with the names 
and residences of the registered voters therein. The division 
of the town into voting precincts and any revision of such 
precincts shall take effect upon the date of the filing of the 
report thereof by the districting board with the town clerk. 
Whenever the precincts are established or revised, the town 
clerk shall forthwith give written notice thereof to the state 
secretary, stating the number and designation of the pre- 
cincts. Meetings of the registered voters of the several 
precincts for elections, for primaries, and for voting upon 
any question to be submitted to all the voters of the town, 
shall be held on the same day and at the same hour and at 
such place or places within the town as the selectmen shall 
in the warrant for such meeting direct. The provisions of 
the general laws relating to precinct voting at elections, so 
far as the same are not inconsistent with this act, shall apply 
to all elections and primaries in the town upon the estab- 
lishment of voting precincts as hereinbefore provided. 

Section 2. Other than the officers designated in section 
three as town meeting members at large, the representative 
town meeting membership shall in each precinct consist of 
the largest number divisible by three which will not exceed 
five per cent of the registered voters in the precinct. The 
registered voters in every precinct shall, at a special election 
called for that purpose, to be held not sooner than thirty 
days after the establishment of precincts under this act, or 
at the first annual town election held after the establishment 
thereof, and at the first annual town election following any 
precinct revision where the number of precincts is changed, 
conformably to the laws relative to elections not inconsistent 
with this act, elect by ballot the number of registered voters 
in the precinct, other than the officers designated in section 
three as town meeting members at large, provided for in the 
first sentence of this section, to be town meeting members of 
the town. The first third in order of votes received of mem- 
bers so elected shall serve three years, the second third in 
such order shall serve two years, and the remaining third in 
such order shall serve one year, from the day of the annual 
town meeting, or, in case such election is at a special meeting, 
from the next annual town meeting; in case of a tie vote 
affecting the division into thirds, as aforesaid, the members 
elected from the precinct shall by ballot determine the same; 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 285. 315 

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 en- 
titled for the term of three j^cars, and shall at such election 
fill for the unexpired term or terms any vacancy or va- 
cancies then existing in the number of town meeting mem- 
bers in their respective 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 cease upon the election of their successors. 
The town clerk shall, after every election of town meeting Notice to 
members, forthwith notify each member by mail of his eiected."^^ 
election. 

Section 3. Any representative town meeting held under Town meetings 
the provision of this act, except as otherwise provided herein, elected town 
shall be limited to the voters elected under section two, to- meeting mem- 
gether with the following, designated town meeting members desfgnateT'^ ^'" 
at large; namely, any member of the general court of the mrmbwTat"^ 
commonwealth who is a resident of the town, the moderator, '^rge. 
the town clerk and treasurer, the members of the board of 
selectmen, the tax collector, the members of the board of 
health, the members of the school committee, the members 
of the board of assessors, the members of the sewer com- 
mission, the members of the park commission, the chairman 
of the finance committee, the members of the planning 
board, and the tree warden. All the foregoing shall be 
included within the general designation of town meeting 
members. The town clerk shall notify the town meeting Notice of 
members of the time and place at which representative town ^^^'^ meetings, 
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 Town meeting 

1 r ii 1 X" 1 Tn J.' r j-i • i. members to be 

judges 01 the election and qualifications oi their members, judges of 
A majority of the town meeting members shall constitute fnembers^etc 
a quorum for doing business; but a less number may organ- Quorum 
ize temporarily and may adjourn from time to time. Notice Notice of 
of every adjourned representative town meeting shall be adjourned 
posted by the town clerk in at least one public place in each toT)epoTtedr 
precinct, and he shall notify the members by mail of the ^^^• 
adjournment at least forty-eight hours before the time of 
the adjourned representative town meeting. The notices 
shall state briefly the business to be acted upon at any 
meeting and shall include notice of any proposed recon- 
sideration. All town meetings shall be public. The town Meetings, 
meeting members as such shall receive no compensation. p"*^^"=- 
Subject to such conditions as may be determined from time 
to time by the representative town meeting, any voter of 
the town who is not a town meeting member may speak at 
any representative town meeting, but shall not vote. A Resignations. 
town meeting member may resign by filing a written resig- 
nation with the town clerk, and such resignation shall take 
effect upon the date of such filing. No elected member 



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Acts, 1930. — Chap. 285. 



Removal from 
town or pre- 
cinct, effect. 



Nomination of 
candidates for 
town meeting 
members, how 
made. 



Proviso. 



Acceptance of 
nomination. 



Warrant 
articles, how 
acted upon, 
etc. 



Moderator, 
election, etc. 



Moderator 
pro tempore. 

Vacancies in 
full number 
of town meet- 
ing members, 
filling, etc. 



Notice of 
vacancy. 

Calling of 
special meeting. 



whose official position entitles him to be a member at large 
shall act as a member at large during such time as he re- 
mains an elected member. A town meeting member who 
removes from the town shall cease to be a town meeting 
member and an elected 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. 

Section 4. Nomination of candidates for town meeting 
members to be elected under this act shall be made by 
nomination papers signed by not less than ten voters of the 
precinct in which the candidate resides, and filed with the 
town clerk at least fifteen days before the election; pro- 
vided, that any town meeting member may become a can- 
didate for re-election b}^ giving written notice thereof to 
the town clerk at least thirty days before the election. No 
political designation shall appear upon either the nomination 
papers or upon the official ballot. No nomination papers 
shall be valid in respect to any candidate whose written 
acceptance is not thereon or attached thereto when filed. 

Section 5. The articles in the warrant for every town 
meeting, so far as they relate to the election of the town 
officers, town meeting members, and, as herein provided, to 
referenda and all matters to be acted upon and determined 
by ballot of the town, shall be acted upon and determined by 
the voters in their respective meetings by precinct. All other 
articles in the warrant for any town meeting, beginning with 
the town meeting at which said town meeting members are 
first elected, shall be acted upon and determined exclusively 
by town meeting members at a 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 provided 
for by section eight. 

Section 6. A moderator shall be elected by ballot at each 
annual town meeting, and shall serve as moderator of all 
town meetings, except as otherwise provided by law, until a 
successor is elected and quahfied. 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 pur- 
pose. If a moderator is absent, a moderator pro tempore 
may be elected by the town meeting members. 

Section 7. Any vacancy in the full number of town 
meeting members from any precinct, whether arising from a 
failure of the registered voters thereof to elect, or from any 
other cause, may be filled until the next annual election by 
the remaining elected town meeting members of the precinct 
from among the registered voters thereof. Notice of any 
vacancy shall promptly be given by the town clerk to the 
remaining members from the precinct in which the vacancy 
or vacancies exist and he shall call a special meeting of such 
members for the purpose of filling any vacancy. He shall 
cause to be mailed to every such member, not less than seven 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 285. 317 

days before the time set for the meeting, a notice specifying 
the object, time and place of the meeting. At the said meet- 
ing a majority of the members from such precinct shall con- 
stitute a quorum, and they shall elect from their own number 
a chairman and a clerk. The choice to fill any vacancy shall choice by 
be by written ballot and a majority of the votes cast shall ^ '^^' 
be required for a choice. The chairman and clerk shall count Certificate of 
the ballots and shall make a certificate of the choice and forth- ^ °^'^^' '^^"' 
with file the same with the town clerk, together with a 
written acceptance by the member or members so chosen who 
shall thereupon be deemed elected and qualified a town meet- 
ing member or members, subject to the right of all the town 
meeting members to judge of the election and qualifications 
of the members as set forth in section three. 

Section 8. A vote passed at any representative town votes, when 
meeting authorizing the expenditure of twenty thousand °p®''^*''''®' ^^°- 
dollars or more, as an appropriation other than town charges, 
shall not be operative until after the expiration of five days, 
exclusive of Sundaj^s and holidays, from the dissolution of the 
meeting. If, within said five days a petition, signed by not Referendum, 
less than five per cent of the registered voters of each pre- 
cinct, containing their names and addresses as thej^ appear 
on the list of registered voters, is filed with the selectmen 
requesting that the question or questions involved in such 
vote be submitted to the voters of the town at large, then the 
selectmen, within fourteen days after the filing of the petition, 
shall call a special meeting, which shall be held within ten 
days after the issuing of the call, for the purpose of presenting 
to the voters at large the question or questions so involved. 
The polls shall be opened at two o'clock in the afternoon and 
shall be closed not earlier than eight o'clock in the evening, 
and all votes upon any questions so submitted shall be taken 
by ballot, and the check list shall be used in the several 
precinct meetings in the same manner as in the election of 
town officers. The questions so submitted shall be deter- Questions, 
mined by vote of the same proportion of voters at large voting m°ned?*eTc. 
thereon as would have been required by law of town meeting 
members had the question been finally determined at a repre- 
sentative town meeting. The questions so submitted shall be Questions, 
stated upon the ballot in substantially the same language and upon\ai!ot, 
form in which they were stated when presented to said repre- ®*'=- 
sentative town meeting by the moderator as appears from 
the records of the said meeting. If such petition is not filed votes operative 
within the said period of five days, the vote of the representa- Ltc!° ^^ ' '°"' 
tive town meeting shall become operative upon the expiration 
of the said period. 

Section 9. The town of Fairhaven, after the accept- Powers of 
ance of this act, shall have the capacity to act through and town meeting 
be bound by its said town meeting members who shall, members, etc. 
when convened from time to time as herein provided, con- 
stitute representative town meetings; and the representative 
town meetings shall exercise exclusively, so far as will con- 
form to the provisions of this act, all powers vested in the 



318 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 285. 



Rules. 



Committees for 
investigation. 



Inconsistent 

by-laws 

repealed. 

G. L. 44, to 
continue to 
apply. 

Certain rights 
not abridged, 
etc. 



Submission to 
voters of town 
of Fairhaven, 
etc. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Resubmission 
after rejection, 
etc. 



municipal corporation. Action in conformity with all pro- 
visions of law now or hereafter applicable to the transaction 
of town affairs in town meetings shall, when taken by any 
representative town meeting in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this act, have the same force and effect as if such 
action had been taken in a tov/n meeting open to all the 
voters of the town as heretofore organized and conducted. 

Section 10. The representative town meeting may make 
such rules consistent with general law as may be considered 
necessary for conducting its meetings. 

Section 11. The representative town meeting may ap- 
point such committees of its members for investigation and 
report as it may consider necessary. 

Section 12. All by-laws or parts of by-laws of the 
town inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby 
repealed. The provisions of chapter forty-four of the Gen- 
eral Laws shall continue to apply in the town of Fairhaven 
notwithstanding the provisions of this act. 

Section 13. This act shall not abridge the right of the 
inhabitants of Fairhaven to hold general meetings, as that 
right is secured to them by the constitution of this com- 
monwealth ; nor shall this act confer upon any representative 
town meeting in Fairhaven 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 14. This act shall be submitted to the regis- 
tered voters of the town of Fairhaven at any annual or 
special town meeting. The vote shall be taken in precincts 
by ballot in accordance with the provisions of the General 
Laws, so far as the same shall be applicable, in answer to 
the question, which shall be placed, in case of a special 
meeting, upon the ballot to be used at said meeting, or, in 
case of an annual meeting, upon the official ballot to be used 
for the election of town officers: "Shall an act passed b}^ the 
General Court in the j^ear nineteen hundred and thirty, 
entitled 'An Act establishing in the town of Fairhaven 
representative town government by limited town meetings,' 
be accepted by this town?" 

So much of this act as authorizes its submission for 
acceptance to the registered voters of the town of Fairhaven 
shall take effect upon its passage, and the remainder, except 
section fifteen, shall take effect upon its acceptance by a 
majority of the voters voting thereon. 

Section 15. If this act is rejected by the registered 
voters of the town of Fairhaven when submitted to said 
voters under section fourteen, it may again be submitted for 
acceptance in like manner from time to time to such voters 
at any annual town meeting in said town within three years 
thereafter, but not more than three times in the aggregate. 

Approved May 7, 1930. 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 286, 287, 288. 319 



An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to purchase C hap. 28Q 

LAND to be conveyed TO THE COMMONWEALTH AS A SITE 
FOR A NEW NORMAL SCHOOL BUILDING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester is hereby authorized to city of 
purchase for a sum, not exceeding forty-five thousand dollars, purchas^i^dT 
land to be conveyed to the commonwealth as a site for a new 1° ^tatealT^'^ 
normal school building as provided in chapter two hundred site for a new 
and thirtj^-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- Cunafng^ °° 
nine. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, Effective upon 
during the current year, by vote of the city council of said ''^•^^^p*^"*'^' 
citj', subject to the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved May 7, 1930. 



Chap.287 



An Act relative to the erection by the town of fal- 
mouth of a bath house on certain park land in said 

TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Falmouth may erect a new Town of 
bath house, exceeding six hundred square feet in area on the ma™er"ect a 
ground, upon certain property owned by the town and used ^j^^^gr^t'^^n'' 
for park purposes, consisting of the "casino and stone- park land in 
dock " beach property, so-called, and property added thereto. ^"^ ^'"'"' ''^°' 
The provisions of section two of chapter six hundred and 
ninety-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen 
shall apply to such bath house. 

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

Approved May 8, 1930. 

An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to acquire Chap.288 

FOR street purposes CERTAIN LAND IN SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester, in order to avoid the city of ^^ 
cost incident to the partial demolition of a certain existing acqui'iefor 
building owned by Louis Chase and located on the westerly certahfraTdTn 
side of Main street in said city, in connection with the re- said city. 
establishment of the westerly line of said Main street south 
of Chandler street, may accept from said ov^^ner a deed 
conveying to said city a certain parcel of land located on 
the westerly side of said Main street, containing approxi- 
mately seven hundred and twelve and four one hundredths 
square feet, and adjoining land of Trustees of Wesley 
Methodist Episcopal Church, as shown on a plan entitled, 
" Main Street. Land to be acquired by the City of Worcester 
for street purposes", dated January twelfth, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, and filed with the engineering department 
of the city of Worcester, said parcel to be used, except as 



320 



Acts, 1930. — Chaps. 289, 290. 



Conveyance 
to be subject 
to certain 
conditions, etc. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



hereinafter provided, for street purposes. Said conveyance 
shall be subject to the condition, which shall be set forth 
in the deed, that the said Chase and his successors in title 
shall have the right to have project over said parcel certain 
portions of said building as at present constructed, said 
right to continue so long and only so long as the external 
part of such projections remains unaltered except in so far 
as may be required in making necessary repairs. 

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, but not other- 
wise. Approved May 8, 1930. 



G. L. IIOA, § 3, 
subdivision (g), 
amended. 



C/iayj. 289 An Act providing that securities of corporations 

LICENSED TO MAKE SMALL LOANS BE SUBJECT TO THE 
SALE OF SECURITIES ACT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Subdivision (g) of section three of chapter one hundred 
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 striking out, 
in the fifth and sixth lines, the words "corporation duly 
licensed to make small loans," and also by adding at the end 
thereof the words: — , other than corporations licensed to 
make small loans, — so as to read as follows : — (g) Secur- 
ities issued by, and representing an interest in, or direct 
contract right against, any national bank or corporation 
created or existing by virtue of the acts of the congress of 
the United States; or by any state bank, trust company, 
co-operative bank, or credit union of this commonwealth, 
or of any other state where the same is fully organized, doing 
business and is under the supervision of the pubKc official 
controlHng banking in such state; or the securities of any 
corporation under the supervision of the department of 
banking and insurance of this commonwealth, other than 
corporations licensed to make small loans. 

Approved May 8, 1930. 



Securities 
issued by, etc., 
certain banks, 
insurance com- 
panies, etc., 
exempt from 
provisions 
of sale of 
securities act. 



Chap. 2^0 An Act relative to tuition and transportation rates 

FOR state and city WARDS. 



G. L. 76, § 7, 
etc., amended. 



Tuition and 
transportation 
rates for state 
and city wards. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter seventy-six of the General Laws, as amended in 
section seven by chapter two hundred and seventy-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 7. For the tuition 
in the public schools of any town of any child over five years 
placed elsewhere than in his home town by, or there kept 
under the control of, the department of public welfare or 
the child welfare division of the institutions department of 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 291. 321 

Boston, the commonwealth or Boston, from its appropri- 
ation for school purposes, shall pay to said town for each 
day of attendance in a public elementary school an amount 
charged by the school committee but not at a rate in excess 
of the expenditure per pupil for support, exclusive of general 
control and transportation within the town, of the public 
day elementary schools in said town for the next preced- 
ing- school year based on the average membership of such 
schools as printed in the annual report of the department 
of education, and, for attendance in a pubhc junior or senior 
high school, the regular rate established by the school com- 
mittee for non-resident pupils, filed with and approved by 
the department of education. Approved May 8, 1930. 



An Act authorizing the city of boston to relocate, CJiav 291 

RESTORE, PRESERVE AND MAINTAIN THE HOUSE USED BY 
GENERAL JOHN THOMAS AS HIS HEADQUARTERS DURING 
THE SIEGE OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston, by such department as city of Boston 
the mayor of said city may designate, is hereby authorized "estor'e! preserve 
to remove the Dillaway house, so called, which was used by ^he D^wa" 
General John Thomas as his headquarters during the siege house, so called, 
of Boston, from its present location on a parcel of land emfjohn *"^' 
abutting upon Eliot square or Roxbury street in said city, he^,°["'^^rTere^ 
the control of which is now in the school committee of said during the siege 
city, to another appropriate location on the same parcel, to °f^°s'^°"- 
be determined by the school committee with the approval of 
the mayor, and thereafter to restore said house as nearly 
as may be to its original condition. In the event that such 
a course of action is decided upon and some department 
other than the school committee is designated as aforesaid, 
the school committee shall transfer the control of said build- 
ing and of such portion of said parcel as may be appropriate 
and necessary for such relocation, to the general control 
of said city. For the aforesaid purposes, the said city is Expenditure. 
hereby authorized to appropriate and expend from the gen- 
eral revenue raised by taxation, or from moneys donated 
for the purpose or both, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
thousand dollars; and any money so raised shall be outside 
the tax limit as fixed for the city in the year in which the 
appropriation is made. After such relocation and restora- 
tion, the said city is hereby authorized to preserve and 
maintain said house as a place of historical interest, and for 
the purpose of defraying the expense thereof may appropri- 
ate and expend money from the annual general revenue of 
the city or from moneys donated for the purpose, or both. 

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

Approved May 9, 1930. 



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Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 



Chap.292 

Emergency 
preamble. 



Certain 

corporations 

dissolved. 



An Act dissolving certain corporations. 

Whereas, It is necessary that certain delinquent and 
other corporations be dissolved in the current year, there- 
fore this act is hereb}^ declared to be an emergency law, 
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public con- 
venience. 

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, fifty-two and 
fifty-six of chapter one hundred and fifty-five of the General 
Laws : — 

A. A. Adams Quincy Corporation, A. A. Barre Company, 
Inc., The, A & B Metal Company, Inc., The, A. & E. 
Burton Company, A. B. C. Iron Works, Inc., A. B. C. Oil 
Burner Company, A. B. Cook Co., A. E. Blanchette Com- 
pany, Inc., A. Edgcomb Co., A. F. Dow & Co., Inc., A. F. P. 
Roofing Corp., A. G. Miller Incorporated, A. Herman & 
Son, Inc., A. L. Chain Stores Co., A. L. Howard, Incor- 
porated, A. L. Parks Tea Company, A. M. Grant Furniture 
Company, Inc., A. M. McPhail Piano Company, A. M. 
Spurr & Co. Inc., A-1 Food-Service, Inc., A. P. Nardini Art 
Associates, Inc., A. R. Andrews Company, A. R. Martins 
Mfg. Co., A. Rosenblum & Sons Inc., A. S. Bartlett Co., A. 
W. Brenninger Company, Incorporated, A. W. Cox & Co., 
Inc., A. W. Smith Shoe Company, Abbott Window Display 
Service Co., Abenakis Mineral Springs Company, Abington- 
Whitman Ice Company, Abram Gunsenhiser Co., Absorbent 
Linen Corporation, Accesso Manufacturing Company, Acker- 
mann Company, The, Acme Company, Acoaxet Co., Acush- 
net Co-operative Association, Adams Street Pharmacy, Inc., 
The, Adelson & Barkin Inc., Adjustable Spinning Band Co., 
Adrian Company, Inc., Advance Auto Service & Repair Co. 
Inc., Advance Leather Machinery Co., Aetna Discount and 
Finance Company, African Pictures Co., Inc., Ahlstrom Tire 
Co. Inc., Albany Iron Works, Inc., Albany Shoe Company, 
Albert R. Thayer, Incorporated, Alco Contracting Co. Inc., 
Alex Lerner Co., Alger Browne Company, Allen Street 
Greenhouses, Inc., Alley, Greene & Pipe Co., Allied Amuse- 
ment Company, Alhed Corporation, The, AUwyn Realty 
Company, Almont Realty Co., Al's Garment Co., Ambassa- 
dor Lamp Shop, Inc., American Advertising & Sealing 
Company, American Auto Parts Co., American Banner 
Company Inc., The, American Corporation of Commerce, 
American Discount Corporation, American Eagle Coal Com- 
pany, Inc., American Farms Co., American Furniture Ex- 
change, American House Spa, Inc., American Laundries, Inc., 
American Leather Goods Company, American Loan Com- 
pany of Lowell, Inc., American Motor Car Co., American 
Outdoor Advertising Co., American Patents Company, Inc., 
American Powder Company (1926), American Press Syndi- 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 323 

cate, Inc., The, American Produce and Fruit Company, Certain 
American Publicity and Manufacturing Co., American Seal- diL^o°Wed°"^ 
Kap Corporation, American Securities Corporation, Ameri- 
can Target IMachinery Co., Inc., Anchor Laundry Company, 
Anchor Rubber Co., Inc., Ancient River Corporation, The, 
Andrews Company, Angekis Sign Flasher Company, Anna 
C. Reardon, Inc., Apex Mortgage and Securities Corpora- 
tion, Arcade Smelting & Refining Company, Arcadian Hotel 
Corporation, Inc., Archer Company, The, Archer Strauss 
Rubber Corporation, Arctic Nu-Air Corporation of New 
England, Ardell's, Inc., Argosy Transportation Company, 
Inc., Arlington Avenue Woodworking Co., Arhngton Centre 
Garage, Inc., Arlington Clothing Co., Inc., Arlington Heights 
Motor Exchange, Inc., Armstrong & Durant Inc., Armstrong 
& Sons, Inc., Arrow Markets, Inc., Art Craft Novelty Co., 
Art-Craft Upholstering Company (1922), Art Importing Co. 
Inc. of Springfield, Massachusetts, The, Arthur R. Price, 
Inc., Artistic Pattern Co., Arundel Associates, Inc., The, 
Ashmont-Dorchester Motor Car Corp., Asia Products Com- 
pany, Asia Products Corporation, Aspinwall Garage, Inc., 
Associated Auto Mechanics of Massachusetts, Inc., Asso- 
ciated Club Members, Inc., Associated Investment Corpora- 
tion, Associated Motor Service of America, Inc., Astoria 
Steamship Company, Inc., Athens Cafe, Inc. (1926), Athens 
Market, Inc., Atlantic Carbonic Company, Atlantic Dis- 
count Corporation, Atlantic Industries Inc., Atlantic Jobbing 
Co., Atlantic Marine Airways, Inc., Atlantic Restaurant, 
Inc., Atlas Buckram Company, Atlas Die-Casting Corpora- 
tion, Atlas Portland Cement Company, The, Atlas Radio 
Corporation, Attleboro Paper Products, Inc., Atwater- 
Coleman Inc., Atwood & McManus Box Company, Atwood 
Motors Co., The, Auburn-Boston Company, Auburn Marble 
& Tile Co., Inc., Aurora Investment Co., Authorized Radio 
Service Corporation, Auto Emergency Service Corporation, 
Auto Paint and Repair Co., Auto Wind Shield Company, 
Automatic Advertising System, Inc., Automatic Fashion 
Demonstrator Corporation, The, Automatic Firearms, Ltd., 
Automatic Heating Corporation, Automatic Inn Co., Inc., 
Automatic Shoe Pohshing Machine Co., Automatic Time 
Reminder Company, Automobile Go-Light Co., Automobile 
Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Automotive Credit Club 
Inc. N. E. Div., Automotive Service Corporation, Averell & 
Thayer Co., Ayer and Ayer, Inc. 

B & H Construction Company, B & M Leather Co., The, 
B. & S. Motor Co., Inc., B. D. Rising Paper Company, 
B. F. Watkins Transport Company, B. Goldich Company, 
B. J. Mulligan & Son, Inc., B. L. & M. Mfg. Co., Inc., B. 0. 
& G. C. Wilson, Inc., B. of C. B'ld'g., Inc. (1924), B. W. 
Currier & Co., Inc., B. W. Neal, Inc., Bacon-Forrest Com- 
pany, Bailey & Co. Inc., Bailey Furniture Company, Inc., 
Bako Manufacturing Company, Balch's Beach Inc., Bald 
Mountain Quarries, Inc., Balfe Realty Co., Bancroft Hotel 
Company, Bancroft Realty Company, Bancroft Women's 



324 Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 

wi^rations Shop, Inc, Bankers' Guarantee and Mortgage Corporation, 
dissolved. Bargain Shoe Store Inc., Bargar Brothers, Inc., Barlow & 

Durhng Company, Barnej- Leavitt Company, Barree's Inc., 
Barrington Court, Incorporated, Barrows & Freemah Co. Inc., 
Barry Building Wrecking Co., Incorporated, Barrj^ Cashman 
& Co., Inc., Bartlett, Rampulla & Kelso, Inc., Battery Sup- 
plj' Company, Inc., Battistini & Boccasile, Inc., Baxter I\Ifg. 
Compan}', Bay State Construction and Supply Company, Bay 
State Electrical Company, Bay State Food Products, Inc., Bay 
State Pharmacy, Inc., Bay State Sheet Copper Companj', 
Beacon Folding Machine Company, Beacon — Hereford Realty 
Corp., Beacon Motor Supply Compam^, Beacon Mutual Fire 
Insurance Company, Beacon Office Supply Co., Inc., Beacon 
Park Boat Co., Beacon Products ^Manufacturing Co., Beacon 
Supply Company, Beals & Howell, Inc., Beal's Jewelry Shop, 
Inc., Beaudry Company, Inc., Beautiful Shoes, Inc., Beaver 
Springs Ice Corp., Bedley & Brand, Inc., Belanger Spinning 
Process Company, Bellam5'-i\IcKim Company, Belleaire De- 
velopment Compan}', Belmont Barber Shop, Inc., Belmont 
Hospital, Inc., Belmont Oil Company, Belvidere Tailoring 
Co. Inc., Ben Adams Buck, Inc., Ben C. Goulston Co. Inc., 
Bencks Company, The, Benedict Cooper & Co., Inc., Ben- 
nett Co. of Boston, The, Bennett Electrical Co., Benoit's Inc., 
Berkeley Company, The, Berkman's Market Inc., Berkshire 
Grocer}^ Company, Berkshire Hills Paper Company, Berk- 
shire INIusic Co., Berkshire Publishing Company, Berman & 
Waldman, Inc., Beth Adele Hat Shoppe, Inc., Beverly Mfg. 
Co., Beverly Wood Heel ]Mfg. Co., Biltmore Automat Lunch 
Co., Inc., Binnej' Street Iron Works, Bjork, Downing, 
Hickey Compam', Black-Iron Stove Polish Co., Black Point 
Steamship Company, Blaisdell & Hawes, Inc., Blue Hill 
Drug Co. Inc., Blue Hill Realty Corporation, Blue Shoppe, 
Inc., The, Bluebird Dress Co. Inc., Boepple Food Products 
Company, Inc., Boettger's Bakery, Inc., Bonfanti's Specialty 
Shops, Inc., Borkum and Glott Shoe Co., Boston Aero- 
Marine Mfg. Corporation, Boston & Dover Despatch, Inc., 
Boston and Lawrence Express, Inc., Boston Automobile 
Apartments, Inc., Boston Battery Parts Company, Boston 
Caloroil Burner Co., Inc., Boston Chain Stores Co., Boston 
Dairy Products Co., Boston Department Store, Inc., Boston 
Electric Sales Companj', Boston-iMirando Company Number 
Two, The, Boston Nipple Company, Boston Self-Locking 
Block Company, Boston Soccer Football Club, Inc., Boston 
Stage Society, Inc., Boston Store, Inc., Boston Water Power 
Compan}^, Boulder Spa, Inc., Bojdston Cafeteria, Inc., Brad- 
ley Mills, Brandt Leather Company, Brattleboro Theatres 
Co., Breining-Hamilton, Incorporated, Bridgewater Motor 
Company, Briscoe Shoe Co. Inc., Bristol Lace and Braid 
Company, British Canadian Securities Company, Limited, 
Broadwalk Shoe Company, Broadway Realtj^ Associates, 
Inc., Broadway Theatre Company of Somerville, Inc., Brock 
Brothers, Inc., Brockton Standard Shoe Company, Brook- 
line Ice Cream Company, Brooks Manufacturing Company, 



I 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 325 

The, Brown Construction Co., Brown-Edwards Co., Brown- Certain 
Percy Associates, Inc., Brown Supply Company, Browning- 'Sw^.'"' 
Drake Speaker Sales Company, Brunswick Shop of Holyoke, 
Inc., Brush well Inc., Buckle}^- Wasserman Shoe Co., Bunga- 
low Grill, Inc., Burlington Realty Co. Inc., Burton Realty 
Company, Business Digest Charts, Incorporated. 

C & A Realty Co., Inc., C & C Construction Co., Inc., 
C. B. R. Dress Co., C. E. Barton Company, C. F. Hathaway 
& Sons, Inc., C. F. Newman, Incorporated, C. L. Woodbury 
Sons, Inc., C. O. Parmenter Company, C. P. R. Laundry 
Inc., C. R. Electric & Machine Co., C. R. Taylor, Inc., C. S. 
Allen Company, The, C. W. Bennett & Co., Incorporated, 
Caddy Service Association Inc., Cafe De Luxe, Inc., Calla- 
han-Morton Shoe Co., Cambridge Wet Wash Laundry, Inc., 
Cambridge Wholesale Fruit Co., Cameron Appliance Com- 
pany, Camp Waimea, Inc., Campbell & Whittemore Hard- 
ware Compan}', Campbell Company, Canadian Construction 
Company, The, Candus Laboratories, Inc., Cand}^ Box Inc., 
The (19*27), Candyland, Inc., Cantab Realty Company, 
Canton Manufacturing Co. Inc., Cantor Sales Service Cor- 
poration, Cape Cod Collection Agency, Inc., Cape Cod Shirt 
i\Ifg. Co., Cape Specialty Shop, Inc., Capitol Realty Cor- 
poration, The, Capitol Stores, Inc., Capitol Women's Shop, 
Inc., Car Owners Safe Drivers Club, Inc., Carleton Company 
Inc., Carlson Company, Incorporated, The, Carroll Pub- 
Hshing Company Incorporated, The, Carry Tire & Battery 
Co., Casa Portuguesa, Inc., CassoU Construction Company, 
Inc., Castlegate Realty Corporation, Catherine Gannon, Inc., 
Cedar Outlet Stores, Inc., Cellugraph Corporation, Cement 
Block and Brick Co., The, Central Block, Central Filling 
Station, Inc., Central Ser\'ice Stations, Inc., Century Fi- 
nance Corporation, Cercle Canadien of Holyoke, Inc., Certi- 
fied Foods, Inc., Chace ^liWs, Chamberlain Garages, Inc., 
Chamberlin and Wheeler, Incorporated, Champion Electro 
leer Company, Chapin Brush Co., Chardon Metal Goods 
Company, Charles A. Morin Shoe Company, Incorporated, 
Charles E. Ohver & Son Company, Inc., Charles H. Tiede- 
mann Corporation, Charles Jordan Co., Chas. R. Gow Com- 
pany, Charles River Paper Company, Charles Umana & 
Company, Inc., Charlestown Drug Store Inc., Charlestown 
Motor Sales Inc., Chase Brass Companies of ^Massachusetts, 
Inc., Chatham Pharmacy, Inc., Chekof Realty Co., Chelms- 
ford Company, The, Chelsea ^Moulded Products Corporation, 
Cherbro Realt}' Co., Inc., Chester Confectioner}- Co., Inc. 
China Rose, Inc., Christian A. Zappe, Incorporated, Chris- 
tiansen Screw Co., Circle Swing Amusement Company', 
Circlette Manufacturing Co. Inc., Citric Acid Products Co., 
Inc., City Hall Pharmacy, Inc., City Laundrj^ Inc. of 
Springfield, City Sand and Gravel Company, Clark-Cum- 
mings Co., Clauson Spring Co., Clay Head, Block Island 
Realtj' Corporation, Claybourne, Inc., Clay's Battery Sta- 
tion, Inc., Clear Brook Cranberry Company, Cleghorn 
Clothing Company, Cleveland & Walton_Company,^Incor- 



326 Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 

Certain porated, Clinton Wire Cloth Company, Coe's, Inc., Colbuck 

Sved°"' Shoe Company, Colby Shoe Co., Cole-Proctor Company 
Incorporated, Collins Drug Store, Inc., Colonial Bedding 
Company, Colonial Engraving Company, Inc., The, Colonial 
Furniture Company, Inc., Colonial Garden Furniture Com- 
pany, Colonial Grill, Inc., The, Colonial Manufacturing 
Company, Colonial Photo-Play Corporation, Colonial Sculp- 
ture Company, Columbia Corporation, Inc., Columbia Filling 
Stations, Inc., Columbia Textile Company, Comet Publish- 
ing Company, Inc., Comet Transportation Company Inc., 
Comfort Powder Co., The, Commander" at Cambridge, 
Massachusetts, Inc., "The, Commerce Credit Bureau In- 
corporated, Commercial Business Brokers Incorporated of 
Massachusetts, The, Commercial Management Service, Inc., 
Commercial Mortgage and Investment Company, Commer- 
cial Tire Sales Company, Commercial Towing Company, 
The, Commonwealth Beef & Provision Company, Common- 
wealth Fruit Company, Community Builders, Inc., Com- 
munity Laundries, Inc., Compagnie L'Une, Conara Realty 
Corporation, Concord Cash Market, Inc., Concord Securi- 
ties Corporation, Concretex Brick Co., Inc., Congress Coal 
Company, Inc., Connors, Inc., Consolidated Automobile 
Association, Inc., Consolidated Home Service, Inc., Con- 
sohdated Rubber Co., The, Constructive Advertising Agency, 
Inc., Continental Petticoat Company, Inc., Coolidge-Cabot 
Company, Coombs Herbert Power Company, The, Cooper 
Taxi. Inc., Coq D'Or, Inc., Cordaville Woolen Company, 
Corey Arms Inc., Corey Hill Motor Company, Corporation 
for Discount, Corporation for Securities, Corsetti System, 
Inc., Cosmopolitan Mortgage and Finance Corporation, 
Cottage Builders, Inc., Cottage Construction Company, 
Cowdrey Brake Tester Organization, Incorporated, Coy, 
Hunt Company, Craftex Studios, Inc., Crane Drug & Chem- 
ical Company, Crane Furniture, Inc., Cranfield and Clarke 
Exchanges of New England Inc., Crawford-Columbus Boot- 
ery. Inc., Cream of Chocolate Company of America, Creco 
Glove Company Inc., Crescent Dress Co., Crescent Star 
Beverage Co., The, Crimson Cigar Co., Crossing Motor 
Mart, Inc., Crown Grill, Inc., Cunningham Packing Com- 
pany, Currier Pharmacy, Inc., Cushman Manufacturing 
Company, Cutler & Company, Inc., Cutler-Jenney Drug 
Company, Cutter & Wood Supply Company. 

D. C. Dupuis Plumbing & Heating Co. Inc., Daisy, Incor- 
porated, The, Dangel Bank Note Company, Daniel Wood 
Heel Co., Daniels & Slepian, Inc., Daniels & Wilson Furni- 
ture Company, Daniels Family Trust, Inc., The, Dan's 
Auto Exchange, Inc., Dart Express Company, Dartmouth- 
Stuart Corporation, Dasco-Carlson Spring Cover Company, 
Inc., Davis Square Dry Goods Co., Dayco Varnish-Enamel 
Products Co., Inc., DeLuxe Taxi, Inc., DeMayo & Gallagher 
Company, Dealers' Transport Service, Inc., Dearboi'n, 
Swenson & Company, Inc., Decoreen Spray Company, 
Dedham Men's Shop, Inc., Deering Company, The, Deflect 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 327 

Filter Company, Inc., Deflect Water Filter Sales Corpo- Certain 
ration, The, Dennett & Prince Co., Dennison Motor Car &£"' 
Co., Dependable Pictures Corporation, Derry Shoe Com- 
pany, Diamond Tack and Nail Works, Doherty Coal 
Company, Dollar Shirt Shop of 137 Massachusetts Avenue, 
Inc., The, Dollar Sj^stem, Inc., Dolly Madison Baking 
Corporation, Donat E. Gingras Incorporated, Dony Oil 
Company, Dorchester Bakery Company, Inc., Doris Nov- 
elty Company, Inc., Dorman-Huxford Company, Dorset 
Corporation, Doull & Corliss Co., Douthart Oil Company, 
Drayton-Erisman, Inc., Dumas Coating Machine Company, 
Dunster Cafeteria, Inc., The, Duntile Corporation of Fall 
River, D'Urso Construction Company, Inc., Dwight R. 
Woodford Co., Inc., Dwight R. Woodford Realty Co., 
Dwyer, Pearce and Fogg, Inc., Dyer and Butler, Incor- 
porated, Dyer Construction Company. 

E. B. Taylor Steel Company, E. C. Hayward Inc., E. C. 
Woodman Company, E. C. Woodman Realty Corporation, 
E. E. Cole's Plating Works, Incorporated, E. E. Smith, Inc., 
E. F. Marston, Incorporated, E. G. & E. Wallace Shoe 
Company, E. H. McKeever Construction Company, E. H. 
Porter Company, E. J. Bryan & Co., Inc., E. L. Hyndman, 
Inc., E. S. Rowell Company, E. T. Bailey Company, Fames 
Baking Company, East Boston Flour & Grocery Co., East 
Weymouth Garage, Inc., Eastern Avenue Ice Cream Com- 
pany, Eastern Fish Company, Inc., Eastern Manufacturing 
Company, Eastern ]\Iinerals Company, The, Eastern States 
Security Corporation, Eastern States Warehouse and Cold 
Storage Company, Eastern Teachers' Agency (Incorporated), 
The, Eastern Trimotor Company, Easthampton Co-operative 
Milk Association, Eatmore Diners, Inc., Echo Bridge Cor- 
poration, The, Economy Supply, Inc., Edington & Co. Inc., 
Edphert Foundation, Incorporated, Educational Pubhshing 
Company, The, Edward H. Wiggin Company, El-Be Cor- 
poration, The, El-Jobe-An Associates Inc., Eldredge Elec- 
trical Corporation, Electric Chain Stores, Inc., Electric Job- 
bers' Syndicate Inc., Electrical Products Company Inc., 
Electrice Sales & Service Inc., Electro Medical Baths, Inc., 
Ehte Candy Shoppe, Inc., Ehte Quality Shop, Inc., Ellis F. 
Copeland Co., The, Elm Amusement Company of Dorches- 
ter, Emerson Manufacturing Company, Emery Rubber Heel 
Company, The, Empire Company Incorporated, The, Em- 
pire Implement Mfg. Co., Empire Manufacturing Co., 
Empire Manufacturing Corporation, Empire Upholstering 
Company, Inc., Enfield Bobbin Company, Engineering Asso- 
ciates, Inc., Equitable Publishing Company, Inc., Ernest L. 
Haines, Incorporated, Ernest L. Miller Company, Ernest 
Nowak Inc., Ernest Place, Inc., Essex Aniline Works, Inc., 
The, Essex Clothing Company, Essex Finance Corporation, 
Essex Kosher Restaurant, Incorporated, Eva H. Osberg Incor- 
porated, Everett Daily Tribune, Inc., Everett T. Bickford Co. 
Inc., Everett Taxi Service, Inc., Everpure Ice Company, The. 

F. A, MacNamee Co., Inc., F. & S. Manufacturing Com- 



328 Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 

Certain pany, F. C. Wales Company, F. De Marco Brothers and 

dbsXT' Company, Inc., F. E. Belliveau Company, F. E. Palmer, 
Incorporated, F. G. H. Shoe Co., Inc., F. J. Benn Motor 
Sales, Inc., F. J. McCarthy Contracting Company, F. L. 
Pearson, Inc., F. R. Shore Company, Incorporated, F. X. 
Dansereau Son, Inc., Fabric Weaving Company, Fall River 
Cement Construction Company, Fall River Luxor Cab 
Company, Fall River Roller Hockey Club, Inc., Falmouth 
Arms, Incorporated, Faneuil Billiard Club, Inc., Fanora 
Radio Co., Inc., Farmer's Hay Co., Federal Cap Company, 
Federal Clearance House, Inc., Federal Electric Supply Co., 
Inc., Federal FilHng Station, Incorporated, Federal Manu- 
facturing Co., Federal Oil Heating Company, Inc., Federal 
Products Company, Federal Radio Company, Incorporated, 
Federal Stoker Company, Federal Supply Co. Inc., Federal 
Wholesale Grocery Company, Inc., Fendalite Corporation, 
Fenway Amusement Company, Fenway Stamp Company, 
Ferguson & Company, Inc., Fernol Products Co., Fibre 
Receptacles Corporation of America, Fidelity Finance Cor- 
poration, Fidelity Land Co. of Holyoke, Mass., Fidelity 
Upholstering Company, Fifteen & Five Taxi Association 
Inc., Fillmore-Gleason, Inc., Financialistic Debater, Inc., 
The, Fine The Florist, Inc., Fingerprints Inc., Finne, Bjork, 
Downing, Hickey Company, First Amtrusco Securities Cor- 
poration, First B G Co., First Division Pictures Corporation 
of New England, Fisher Fashion Shop, Inc., Fitchburg 
Victory Garage, Inc., Fitzgerald & Wing Inc., Five and Ten 
Cent Grocery Stores, Inc., Flexoloid Company, The, Flint 
Co., The, Florida Sugar and Food Products Company, Food 
Shop of Worcester, Inc., Forbes Mutual Realty Corporation, 
Foreign Fruit Importing Co., Foreign Sojourns, Incorpo- 
rated, Forest Realty Company, Forge-Craft Inc., Foster, 
Adams & Gibbs Company, 478 Commonwealth Inc., Four 
Rayners Fur Company, Fowler's Lunch, Incorporated, Fox 
Breeders Gazette, Inc., Framingham Better Homes Associa- 
tion, Inc., Framingham Concrete Construction, Inc., Fran 
Don Cafeteria, Inc., Frances Frocks Incorporated, Franconia 
Motor Car Company, Frank H. Street Company, Frankhn 
Creameries, Inc., Franklin Finance and Mortgage Corpora- 
tion, Franklin Lunch Corporation, Franklin Park Spa, Inc., 
The, Franklin Shoppe, Inc., Frary Manufacturing Company, 
Incorporated, Eraser Worsted Company, The, Fraternity 
Emblem Co., Fraternity Publishing Co., The, Frederick 
Corporation, The, Freeman-Loring Company, Front Street 
Transportation Company Inc., Frost Forwarding & Transfer 
Co., Fuelite Credit Corporation, Fuhrmann Wool Corpora- 
tion, Fuller & Sullivan Manufacturing Company, Fuller- 
Gile Company. 

G. A. Tweedy Company, G. B. Spring Co. Inc., G. D. Hall, 
Inc., G. Ferullo Construction Co., G H M Company, G H M 
Company of N. Y., G. M. Briggs Construction Company, 
G. M. Burke Coal Company, G. W. Bent Co., Gadway Ice 
Cream Co., Gagner Manufacturing Company, The, Gale- 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 329 

Sawyer Company, The, Galen Motor Sales, Inc., Gallant ^o^*^'",;^ 
Rubber Company, Gannon's Bakery, Inc., Garrrtt Bros, d'l'asoived?"^ 
Inc., Gavin Furniture Company, General Business Corpora- 
tion, General Holding Corporation, General Merchandising 
Co., General Sales & Trading Co., General Trade Engineer- 
ing, Incorporated, George A. Jackson, Inc., Geo. B. Leavitt 
Co., George Cooper, Inc., Geo. F. Alexander Lumber Co., 
George F. Stocker, Inc., George Inston, Inc., George P. 
Raymond Company, Geo. W. Harris Co., Gerald Incorpo- 
rated, Gerdts, Witherell & Co., Inc., Gerrish Dredging Com- 
pany, Gibby Mfg. Co., Giff Toy Company, Gill Screw Asso- 
ciates, Inc., Gillett & Gullam, Inc., Gillett-Upton Inc., 
Giroux Lumber Company, Gleason Motor Car Co., Inc., 
Globe Shoe Company, Glover-Krasnow Company, Inc., 
Glurite Company, Inc., Colbert Last Company, Golden 
Galleon Shipyard, Inc., Golden Tanning Company, Gold- 
thwaite-Summers Company, Good Humor Ice Cream Com- 
pany of Lynn, Goodrow's Incorporated, Goodwear Clothes, 
Inc., Gosnold Mills Company, Gove Motor Co. Inc., Granite 
Bakery, Inc., Grant Oil Burner Company Incorporated, 
Grant P. Veale Corporation, Gray-Hathaway Wood Heel 
Co., Graybert Land Co., Great Neck Trucking Co., Green 
Street Ice Cream Company, Greenleaf Confectionery Com- 
pany, Gregory & Read Co. Express, Gregory Auto Co. Inc., 
Greylock Hotel Company, Grisawder Milling Company, 
Grove Hall Construction Company, Inc., Guaranty Realty 
Co., Guardian Realty Co., Gurdy Ice Cream Company, 
Gustin & Co., Inc., Gyro Products Co. Inc. 

H. A. Poole & Son, Inc., H & V Shoe Co., Inc., H. B. 
Jaspon, Inc., H. C. Staples Co., H. E. Crawley, Incorpo- 
rated, H. G. Bullard, Inc., H. H. Babcock Body Company, 
H. H. Brown Shoe Company, H. H. Reardon & Co., Inc., 
H. L. Spooner Supply Company, H. M. Haven & A. T. 
Hopkins, Inc., H. M. Herwitz Co., H. Newman & Son (In- 
corporated), H. Sahagian Rug Company, H. W. K. Com- 
pany, The, Haircraft Manufacturing Company, Inc., The, 
Hall Textile Corporation, Halpern-Navison Shoe Company, 
Inc., Hamilton Finance Company, The, Hamilton Roofing 
Co., Hammond and Son Company, Hampden Auto Parts 
Co., Hampden County Mortgage Corporation, Hampden 
Trading Corporation, Hancock Beverage Co. Inc., Hancock 
Clothing Co., Inc., Hanley Electrical Company, Hanley 
Snow Company, The, Hannan-Finton Company, The, Han- 
sahoe Manufacturing Company, Harding Amusement Co., 
Harding Shoe Company (Inc.), Hare & Chase of Boston, 
Inc., Hare & Chase of Springfield, Inc., Hare & Chase of 
Worcester, Inc., Harold Albro, Incorporated, Harper Oil 
Co. Inc., Harry Dangel Lithograph Co., Harry J. Murray 
Detective Service, Inc., Harry Rosengard Furniture Co. Inc., 
Hart Realty Company, Hartford Finance Corporation, 
Hartford-Worcester Realty Corporation, Harvard Coat 
Manufacturing Company, Harvard Construction Company, 
The, Harvard Egg Company, Inc., Harvard Motor Trans- 



330 Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 

Certain poi'tation Co., Harvard Toy Works, Inc., Hastings Electric 

dlToTved""' Sales Company, Hatch Distributing Company, Inc., Hatch- 
Stevens Company, Inc., The, Hathaway-Dube Baking Co., 
Hathaway Worcester Company, Haverhill Products, Inc., 
Haverhill Shoe Trimming Co., Hayden, Murphy and Parks 
Inc., Hayes & Co., Inc., Health Service Association, Inc., 
Heckman-Hunt Corporation, The, Heel Cote Co. Inc., 
Heledith-Stanjan Company, Helene Phillips, Inc., Helen's 
Candy Shop, Inc., Henry B. Peek & Company, Incorporated, 
Henry Cort Company, The, Henry Dobbins, Inc., Henry 
Duncan Corporation (1908), Henry J. Connell Co., Henry 
S. Do we Company, Herbert Date Company, Herbert Realty 
Co. Inc., Herman E. Lewis, Inc., Hexdees Company, The, 
Hi-Grade Fruit Co. Inc., Hibel-Jaguel Furriers, Inc., High 
Shoe Manufacturing Company, Highland Lake Paper 
Company, Hill & Keegen Inc., Hillsmith, Inc., Hi-way 
Diners Club of New England, Inc., Ho-Riel Furniture 
Manufacturing Company, Holden Amusement Company, 
Holden Company Incorporated, Holhs Holding Trust, Inc., 
Hollywood Lunch Company, Inc., Holyoke Dry Goods 
Company, The, Holyoke Warehouse Companj^, Home 
Builders and Realty Company, Home Builders Construction 
Company, Inc., Home Food Service Company, Home 
Method Wet Wash, Incorporated, Home Roofing Co., Inc., 
Home Supply Company, Homestead Land & Building Co., 
Inc., The, Hope Webbing Company, Hopkins Furniture 
Company, Inc., Hopkins-Tull Machinery Company, Horse- 
neck Beach Amusement Co., Hotel La Salle, Inc., Hotel 
Winchendon, Inc., Houghton & Co., Inc., Household Util- 
ities, Inc., Howe Engineering Company, Howland Shoe 
Company, Hub Dress Manufacturing Company, Hub, Inc., 
The, Hub Oil Co. Inc., Hub Wool Stock Co., Inc., Hubbard, 
AVentworth Co., Hudson Bay Fur Corporation, Hudson 
Belting Company, Hudson Building Corporation, Hudson 
Theatre Companj^, Hudson Valley Coke Sales Corporation, 
Hughes & Parker, Incorporated, Humphreys Baker Com- 
pany, Incorporated, Hunt Hydro Burner Company, Hunters' 
Cabin, Inc., Huntington Construction Co., Inc., The, 
Huntt's Coffee House, Inc., Hyannis Engineering Company, 
Hyde Park Auto Service Inc., Hj^de Park Realty Corpora- 
tion, Hyman's, Inc. 

I. H. Morse Company, Ideal Acceptance Corporation, 
Ideal Botthng Co. Inc., Ideal Dental Laboratory, Inc., The, 
Ideal Mattress Company, The, Ideal Neckwear Company, 
Inc., The, Ideal Theater Company, Inc., Ideal Wood Heel 
Turning Co., Improvement Realty Corporation, Incorpo- 
rated Tire Sales, Independent Theatres Distributing Com- 
pany, Inc., Indiana Truck Corporation of Mass., Industrial 
Felt Co., Industrial Sales Company, Ingalls Leather Com- 
pany, Instantfreese Co. of New England, Inc., Insurance 
Aid Company, Insurance Discount Company, Inter-City 
Theatre Company, Inter-State Advertising Syndicate Inc., 
International Finance Corporation, International Importing 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 331 

Company, International Sales Co., Interstate Corporation, Certain 
Interstate Film Corporation, Intervale Potato Co., Invest- dlTo^Ued""^ 
ment Bond & Share Corporation, Investment Equities, Inc., 
Irving Costume Co., Inc., Isabella Silver Black Fox Sales 
Company, Italian Co-operative Store of Readville and Hyde 
Park, Inc., The. 

J. B. Carrier Construction Company, J. Brown & Sons, 
Inc., J. Cushing Co., J. E. Holland Company, J. E. Locatelli 
Company, Incorporated, J. E. Tessier Co., Inc., J. G. Oddy 
Company, J. G. Widener Inc., J. Hurwitz Construction 
Co., J. J. IMcGowan Company, J. L. Donaldson, Inc., J. 
M. Bess Company, Inc., J. M. Construction Co., J. M. 
Harian Shoe Co., J. P. Hatch Company, J. R. Dagnino Com- 
pany, J. S. Condinho & Co., Inc., J. Vincent Murray Inc., 
J. W. Damon Co. Inc., J. W. Grady Company, J. W. Potter 
Co., Jacob L. Weiner Co., Jaffrey Arms, Inc., James Brazeil 
Compan}^, James Driscoll and Son Company, James E. 
Boardman Co., Inc., James F. Kennedy Construction 
Company, James Given Inc., James Stanley Co., Inc., 
James Tuck, Inc., Jealous & Fitch, Incorporated, Jefferson 
Shoe Company Inc., Jeffrey-Nichols Company, Jem Stove 
Supply, Inc., Jersey Butter Company, Jesse E. Knight 
Automobile Company, Jewett Repertory Theatre, Inc., The, 
Joe Mitchell Chappie Associates, Inc., The, John A. Cun- 
ningham & Co. Inc., John A. Schroeder Co., John F. Travers 
Shoe Company, John Gallishaw School for Creative Writing, 
Inc., The, John H. Sellman Company, John O'Connell 
Company, Inc., John Todd, Inc., Johnson & Markeson Com- 
pany Incorporated, Johnson, Gardner & Davenport, Inc., 
Johnson Molding & Tool Co., Johnson Wood Heel Company 
Inc., Jones & Co. Inc., Joseph A. Mercier Co. Inc., The, 
Joseph Adams Brush Company, Inc., Joseph S. Dobbins, 
Inc., Journal Engraving Co., Joyland, Inc., Judd Specialties, 
Inc., Judkins Textile Machine Co., Julius E. Rams and 
Company, Inc., Jumbo Equipment Company of New Eng- 
land, Junior Book League, Inc. 

Kant Clog Specialty Company, Karpas Cloak Co., Kasco 
Sales Corporation, Katz and Kurhan Inc., Kay-Ess Uphol- 
stering Co., Kelley Development Company, Kelsey Con- 
struction Co., The, Kendall Square Electrotype Co., Kenil- 
worth Garage Co., "Kid Boots" Shoe Co., Inc., Kilburn 
Lincoln Machine Company, Kimball Motors Inc., King 
Philip Steamship Company Inc., Kirstein Manufacturing 
Co., The, Klagold Construction Company, Kleen-Heet 
Company of New England, Kneeland St. Parking Station, 
Inc., Kneeland Supply Co. Inc., Knickerbocker Roasteria 
System, Inc., Knight & Company, Inc., Knox Motors Com- 
pany, Kolbe Inc., Kollen Automatic Service Company, The, 
Kraft Knitters, Inc., Krotki Drug Co., Krux Corporation. 

L & B Manufacturing Co., L & Q Construction Co., Inc., 
L. Cross P. Ranch Corporation, L. F. Clough Company, Inc., 
L. F. Woodberry Co., Inc. of Mansfield, L. Goldstein & 
Son Co., L. H. Hamel Leather Co. (1923), L. R. Neale 



332 Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 

S)7*^rations Motor Coiiipany, Inc., L. W. Kingman Company, Incorpo- 
dissoived. rated, La Croix Manufacturing & Sales Company Inc., 

LaRossa & Spinazzola Co., Inc., Lackawanna Transporta- 
tion Co., Lafayette Trust Inc., Lampro's Lunch, Inc., 
Landey's Inc., Lane & Co., Inc., Lane Tailors, Inc., Laporte 
Gasoline and Oil Company, Lavallee Bros. Company, 
Lawrence Land & Development Company, Lawrence Real 
Estate and Development Corporation, The, LeRan Co., 
Inc., The, Le Vine's, Inc., Leavitt Bros. Inc., Lebbossiere, 
Inc., Lectrodio Corporation, Leftin, Inc., Legal Stamp 
Company, Inc., Legion Realty Company, Leloff Transpor- 
tation Company, Leonard & Burns Incorporated, Leonard 
Construction Co., Leonardi Restaurant, Inc., Leshure Com- 
pany, The, Leslie Construction Company, Levine Bros. 
Shoe Co. Inc., Liberty Fruit & Produce Co. Inc., Liberty 
Screw Products Company, Liberty Upholstering Co., Lieber- 
man Brothers Co., Lincoln Building and Realty Corporation, 
Lincoln Cleansing & Dye Works, Lincoln Realty Company, 
Lincoln Theatres Co., Lindbrod Realty Corporation, Lipsky 
Grocery Co., Inc., Lithman's Air-0-Matic Oil Burner, Inc., 
Little's Syndicate Inc., Lock-Em-All Sales Co., Lone Star 
Oil Products Co., Longwood Laundry, Incorporated, The, 
Louis' French Restaurant Company, Louis H. Ross Music 
Publishing Company, Louis Jeselsohn, Inc., Louis Under- 
wear Company, Lowell Nash Company, Lowell Oil Heating 
Co., Inc., Lowell T. Hayden Co., Inc., Ludlow Motor Sales, 
Inc., Luxor Tailors, Inc., Lynn Airport Inc., Lynn Cigar 
Company, Lynn Concrete Curb Company, Lynn Electric 
Corporation, Lynn Maid Shoe Co., Inc., Lynn Modern 
Shoe Co., Lynn Novelty Shoe Co., Lynn Rubber Manufac- 
turing Company, Lynn Tanning Company, Lyons-Hargraves 
Incorporated. 

M. A. Palmer Co., M & H Paper Company, Inc., M. & 
S. Paper Products Company, M. & V. Co., The, M. F. Burk 
Building & Construction Co., M. H. Bernstein Company, 
M. I. Klashman Co., M. J. Melledy Contracting Co., M. J. 
Taylor & Co. Inc., M. L. Bolles Co. Inc., M. P. Drew Com- 
pany, M. S. C. Garage Company, M. S. Davidson Co., M. T. 
Solovicos Co., M. Walen & Son, Incorporated, MacDonald 
Realty Trust Inc., The, MacKenzie Realty Company, 
Maccar Sales and Service Co., Machine Shop Equipment 
Corporation, Maclite Battery & Radio Corporation, Maconi's, 
Inc., Macropol & Marty Construction Company, The, 
Macy Manufacturing Company, Inc., Madam Colin Cafe 
Francais, Inc., Made-Rite Furniture Corporation, Made- 
Rite Syrup Co., Inc., Maho Steel Products Company, Inc., 
Mailman, Hanlon and Cullen Company, Maintenance 
Supply Company, Inc., Majestic Mortgage and Acceptance 
Co., Inc., Majestic Tire Sales, Inc., Maiden Tire Rebuilding 
Company, MaHff Products Company, Manchaug Store, 
Inc., Manning Construction Company, Mansfield Tavern, 
Inc., Maple Farm Milk Company of Massachusetts, Marcy 
Brothers & Company, Incorporated (1909), Margo Clothing 



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Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 333 

Stores, Inc., Marion Hotel Company, The, Mark A. Dun- Certain 
ham and Co., Inc., Mark E. Kelley Co., Marketing Products Su^ed""' 
Incorporated, Marmon Brockton Co. Inc., Marnion Motor 
Sales, Inc., Marvel Hotel Corporation, The, Mary Chilton 
Shoppes Inc., Mason Electric Inc., Mason H. Grower, Inc., 
Massachusetts and Rhode Island Building Corporation, 
Massachusetts Auto Renting Company, Massachusetts 
Building Corporation, Massachusetts Cap Company, Massa- 
chusetts Clothing Co. Inc., Massachusetts Realty Corpora- 
tion, IMassachusetts Realty Insurance Corporation, Massa- 
chusetts Steel Products, Inc., Massachusetts Toy Corpora- 
tion, Matagalpa Rubber Company, Mattapan Bakery, Inc., 
Maverick Construction Corporation, Max M. Adler Co., 
May Island Land & Lumber Corporation, Mayer Mills, Inc., 
Maj^fair Shoe Company, Mayflower Grain Products Corpo- 
ration, Maynard-Hefler Eng. Corp., McCaddin Candy Co., 
McCallum Hosiery Company, McCloskey-Matz-O^'Neill, 
Inc., McCormick Drug Company, Inc., McFarland Labor 
Agenc}^, Incorporated, McGrath-O'Donnell Shoe Company, 
McKinnon Bros. Inc., McLaughlin Brothers & Co., Inc., 
McLean Shop, Inc., McPherson Store, Inc., The, Mechanical 
Products Corporation, Medford Construction Company, 
Medford Garage and Sales Company, Inc., Medway Park 
Association, Melrose Construction Company, Inc., Meltzer 
Bros., Inc., Melvin Motor Company, Incorporated, Mer- 
cantile Credit Plan Inc., Merchant, Inc., The, Merchants 
and Manufacturers Finance Corporation, Merchants Mutual 
Protective Association, Inc., Merchants Service Corporation, 
Merchants' Steam Lighter Company, Mercury Motor Com- 
pany, Inc., Mercury Products Corporation, The, Meridian 
Company, The, Merrihew Leather Company, Merrimac 
Chemical Company, Merrimac River Towing Company, 
Merrimack Warehouse Company, Metal Service Co., The, 
Meteor Steamship Company, Metropolitan Automobile 
Company Inc., Miller Construction Company, The, Miller 
Development Company, Mills Machine Sales Co. Inc., 
Minot & Olsen, Inc., Mission Distributors of New England, 
Inc., Model Cafeteria Company, Modern Upholstering Com- 
pany Inc., Mohawk Electrical Supply Co. Inc., Mohawk 
Plastic Magnesia Corp. of New England, Mohican Garage 
and Filling Stations, Inc., Molat Electric Co., Monitor 
Wireless, Inc., Monomoy Weir and Fish Company, Monson 
Textile Company, Inc., Montenell's Inc., Mor-Service Ga- 
rage System Inc., The, Morrier & Morrier, Inc., Mortgage 
Security Company, The, Mortimer D. Williams Coal Com- 
pany, The, Motograph Corporation of New England, Motor 
Supply Company, Mouat-Swan Corporation, Moulton 
Manufacturing Company, Mount Pleasant Water Com- 
pany, Mulhall & Holmes Co., Mullane-Kenslea Trade 
School Incorporated, Municipal Lunch Inc., Munroe Felt 
and Paper Company, Murphy Die Company, Murphy 
Gorman & Waterhouse Inc., Murray Investment Inc., 
Murray's Restaurant, Inc., Mutual Drive Yourself Service, 



334 Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 

?o7^oJations ^^c., Myers Hair Company, Mystic Electrical Co., Mystic 
dissolved. Securitics Corporation, Mystic Theatres Co., Inc. 

N. and B. Crushed Stone and Gravel Company, Inc., The, 
Naborhood Pharmacy, Inc., The, Nantasket Amusement 
Company, Nantasket Cafe Company, The, Napoli Decorat- 
ing Co. Inc., Nassau Company, Nathanson-Franks Corpora- 
tion, National Automatic Sprinkler Co., National Commer- 
cial Liquidation Company Inc., National Credit Exchange, 
Inc., National Decorative Lamp Company, National Hard- 
ware Stores Co., National Investors Service, Inc., National 
Lighting Co., Inc., National Mercantile Corporation, 
National Neckwear Company, National Nut & Bolt Co., 
National Oxite Manufacturing Co., National Radio Service 
Inc., National Refrigerating Company, National Willow 
& Furniture Manufacturing Co., Nature's Products Com- 
pany, Needham Dragon, Inc., The, Neighborhood Grocers, 
Inc., Nemasket Worsted Mills, Neptune Sea Grill Co., The, 
Netoco Milford Theatre, Inc., Neve Drug Stores Incorpo- 
rated of Massachusetts, New Bedford Novelty Fabrics 
Corporation, New Boston Lunch Inc., New Boston Street 
Sand & Gravel Company, New China Rose, Incorporated, 
New Doughnut & Pastry Shops, Inc., The, New England 
Acme Truck Corporation, New England Audit Co., New 
England Book and Tract Company, New England Com- 
munity Theatres, Inc., New England Concrete Products 
Co., New England Consumers Discount Corporation, New 
England Electric, Incorporated, New England Electric 
Service Corporation, New England Fabrics "B" Inc., New 
England Fabrics Corporation, New England-Florida Realty 
Corporation, New England Fruit Products Co., New Eng- 
land Furniture Exchange, Inc., New England Hydraulic 
Jack Company, New England Land Company, New Eng- 
land Rope & Cordage Co., New England Silver Company, 
Inc., New England Sulphur- Vapor Bath Co., New England 
Wire Company, New Era Spinning Co., New Frascati, Inc., 
The, New Glover Inn, Inc., New Seymour Hotel, Inc., 
New York and Boston Auto Tourist Co., New York & 
Springfield Express, Inc., New York Construction Co. Inc., 
New York Novelty Shoe Company, Newman & Stedman, 
Inc., Newmark's Woman's Shop, Inc., Newton Bakery Inc., 
Nichols Bros. Co. Inc., Nicol, Heberden Company Inc., 
Nielco Sales Company of New England, Nobrak Fibre 
Products Company, Nonantum Bankers Company, The, 
Nonantum Co-Operative Store, Inc., Norfolk Downs Alleys, 
Inc., Norfolk Shade & Screen Company, Inc., Norma Silk 
Hosiery Co., Inc., Norman and Bennett, Incorporated, 
Norman Bruce Petroleum Company, Norman Shoe Co., 
North Atlantic Co., North Atlantic jNlaritime Company, 
North Land Cedar Chest Company, North Reading Im- 
provement Corporation, North Station Haberdasher, Inc., 
Northdale Woolen Mills, Inc., Northeastern Realty Com- 
pany, Northern Box Company, The, Northern Commission 
Company, Northern Construction Company, Northern De- 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 335 

partment Stores, Inc., Northern Products Sales Co., Novelty certain 
Wood Heel Co., Novick Garment Co., No vitas Sales Com- S,ssXd°"' 
pany, Nu-Idea Sales Corp., Nu-Mode Manufacturing Co., 
Inc. (1928), Nu Way Oil Heating Company. 

O. M. Savels & Co. Inc., Oak Hill Produce Co., Inc., 
Oak Leaf Food Shop, Inc., Oakes and Dow Company 
(Incorporated), The, Oakland Mills, Obrecht McNiff 
Spring Co., The, Ocean Products Co., Oceanside Company, 
The, Oestrum Confectionery Company, O'Hearn-Hill Co. 
Inc., Oil Well Specialties Corp., Old Bromfield Inn, Inc., 
The, Old Colony Laundry Inc., Old Colony Poultry Co., 
Inc., Old Colony Wholesale Grocery Co., Inc., Old Elm 
Pharmacy, Inc., Oldham Home Builders Inc., 107 Charles 
Street, Inc., Oppenheim Bros. & Co. Inc., Oppenheim Out- 
let Co., Orange Belle Co., Inc., Orchard Hill Crushed Stone 
Company, Orent's Department Store Incorporated, Oriental 
Shoe Co., Oringer INIanufacturing Corporation, Orthopedic 
Shoe Incorporated, The, Osborn Mills Inc., Oscar's Radio 
Shop, Inc., Ossipee House Company, Overland-Knight 
Motors Sales Company, The, Owen B. Brigham, Inc., 
Oxford Chocolate Company. 

P and D Theatres Inc., P. Derby and Company, Incor- 
porated, P. J. Sullivan Company, Page Broom Company, 
Page Realty Companj'-, Palace Hotel Inc., Palace Restaurant 
Company, The, Palais Royal Hotel Company, Raider's, Inc., 
Papoulias Bros., Inc., Paragon Realty Corp., Paramount 
Bedding Machine Co. of Boston, Paramount Shoe Goods 
Company, Parfitt Furniture Co., Park Avenue Hospital, 
Inc., Park Baking Company, Inc., Park Furniture Com- 
pany, Inc., Park Manufacturing Co., Park Shoe Company, 
Park Square Investment Corporation, Parker Cut Sole 
Company, Parker Fish Freezer Company, Parkhill Manu- 
facturing Company, Parks, Inc., Patented Clothing Co., 
Paul Furniture Mfg. Co. Inc., Paul L. Pontius, Inc., Paulin 
Brovan Co. Inc., Payne & Stillman Inc., Payson Company, 
Peace Haven Hotel (Inc.), Pearl Provision Co., Pearl Sau- 
sage Company, Inc., Pearl Shoe Shoppe Inc., Pearl Shoe 
Trading Co., Pearl White Wet Wash Inc., Peavy Brothers 
Company, Peerless Coat Front Co., Peerless Drug Com- 
pany, Peerless Radio Corporation, Pelham Construction 
Company, Pemberton Investment Company, Pembroke In- 
vestment Company, Pennsylvania Finance Corporation, 
Penobscot Steamship Company (1922), Perfection Wind- 
shield Wiper Co. Inc., The, Peters Electrotype Co., Peterson 
Embossing Co. Inc., Philip Kreem, Inc., Phoenix Oil Burner 
Company, Phoenix Oil Burners, Inc., Pictures-In-Motion, 
Inc., Pierce Furniture Company, Pilgrim Export and 
Import Company, Inc., Pilgrim Lumber Company, Pil- 
grim Manufacturing & Supply Company, Inc., Pillman 
Silver Black Fox Fur Farms, Inc., The, Pittsfield News 
Dealers Supply Co., Pittsfield Oil Company, Pittsfield 
Post Publishing Company, Inc., The, Plain Dealer Publish- 
ing Company, The, Plakias Dairy Company, Planet Oil 



336 Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 

rorporations Company, Plymouth County Used Car Corp., Plymouth 
dissolved. Inn Corporation of Northampton, Mass., Plymouth Steam- 

ship Corporation, Polish Clothing Association, Inc., Pollack 
Roller Runner Sled Co. Inc., Pompei Restaurant, Inc., Poole 
Shoe Machinery Company, Popham Beach Estates, Incor- 
porated, Porter Realty Corporation, Powers Garage, Inc., 
Powers, Taurasi & Rush Co., Inc., Preble's Inc., Premier 
Advertising Co., Premier Cider and Fruit Juice Machinery 
Company, The, Premier Clothing Company, Premier Mil- 
linery Co., Premier Theatre Company of Norwood, Presbrey 
Stove Lining Company, Prescott-Allen Inc., Price and Ed- 
wards Company, Inc., Primrose Grill, Inc., The, Princeton 
Garage Inc., Princeton Shoe Co., Prior Motor Service Com- 
pany, Inc., Process Printing Inc., Proctor Tuttle Company, 
Production, Inc., Properties Development Corporation, Pros- 
pect Hill Pharmacy, Inc., Protecto Shield, Inc., Public Serv- 
ice Building Co. Inc., Public Service Realty Co., Inc., Pure 
Food Candy Corporation, Puritan Cloak Company, Puritan 
Clothing Company, Inc., Puritan Laundry Company of New 
Bedford, Inc., The, Purity Market, Inc. 

Quahty Brush Manufacturing Co. Inc., Quincy House 
Hotel Company, The, Quincy Market Beef and Provision 
Company, Quint Sewer Construction Co., The. 

R. A. Morrison, Inc., R & R Laundry Co., R. B. Mac- 
donald & Co. Inc., R. H. Hussey Company, R. H. Long Shoe 
Manufacturing Company, R. L. Head & Company, Inc., 
R. L. S. Signal Co., R. V. Worthen Company, Radio Products 
and Specialty Company, Rainbow Products Corporation, 
Randall & Shaw, Inc., Raphel Dress Mfg. Co. Inc., Rapid 
Butter Machinery Co. Inc., Rapkin & Miller Co., Ray's 
Market Incorporated, Re-Filit Broom Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Re-Sol-It Company, Inc., Reading Knights of Colum- 
bus Building Association, Incorporated, The, Reading 
Theatre, Inc., Realty Finance Corporation, Rebboli, Incor- 
porated, Record Realty, Inc., Recreator, Inc., Red Rose 
Tourist Coach Line, Inc., Redonnet Bros., Inc., Reed Metal- 
smiths Company, Reedcraft Corporation, The, Regal Cafe- 
teria, Inc., Regent Lunch, Inc., The, Registration Service 
Corporation, Rehance Electric Co. Inc., Repeating Cine 
Corporation, Restful! Mattress Co., Inc., The, Revere Filling 
Stations, Inc., Rex Scale & Specialty Company, Rialto 
Theater Company, Inc. of Worcester, Rice Co., The, Richard 
C. Wildes Construction Company, Inc., Richmond Finance 
Co., Richmond-Swan Companj^, Ricketson Motor Car Com- 
pany, Inc., Ring Cab, Inc., Rite Shoe Co., Inc., The, River- 
dale Market Garden, Inc., Riverside Amusement Company, 
Roberts Oil Company, Roberts Shoe Co. (1928), Roberts 
Shoe Co., Inc., Roberts Shoe Mfg. Co., Roberts Shoe Sales 
Co., Robinson & Ordway Company, Robinson & Shuman 
Inc., Rogers Panel Co., Inc., Rogo Products Company, 
Rolfe's Music House, Inc., Rolling Ridge, Inc., Rollstone 
Paper Company, Romagna Cigar Company, Inc., Roosevelt 
Apartments, Inc., Rose G. Caisse Fur Shop, Inc., Rosedale 



Acts, 1930. — Chap. 292. 337 

Realty Corporation, Ross Cutter & Machine Works, Inc., Certain 
Rousmaniere Williams Liquidation Company Inc., Royal SsfoTved""^ 
Diamond Electric Corporation, Royal Rubber Company, 
Inc., Roycroft Men's Shop, Inc., Rubber Fibre Company, 
Rumford Rug Co. Inc., Ryder and Richmond Oil Com- 
pany. 

S. A. MacDonnell Co., S. Abdelnour Company, S & Q 
Market Company, S. H. Davis Company, S. J. Richards & 
Co. Inc., Saco Uniform Co., of Massachusetts, Salem Lamp 
Company, Salem Tribune Publishing Company, Sally Rose 
Inc., Samson Laundry Corporation, Samuel Cohen Shoe Co., 
Sandara Realty Trust, Inc., Sanette Corporation of New- 
England, The, Santos Company, Sapphire Egg Co. Inc., 
Sargent Camp, Inc., Sargent School, The, Saunders Awning 
& Decorating Co., Inc., Saw^yer Belting Company, Scandi- 
navian Societies Building Association, Inc., Schooset Farms 
Inc., Seaboard Skyways, Inc., Seal-Kap Company, Sears, 
Roebuck Shoe Factories, Second Amtrusco Securities Corpo- 
ration, Second B G Co., Securities General, Inc., Securities 
Salvage Corporation, Security Engineers, Incorporated, 
Security Loan Jewelry Sales Company, Security Shoe Com- 
pany, Service Motor Trucking Corporation, Service Wood 
Heel Company, Shanley's, Inc., Shaw PubKshing Company, 
Shawmut Egg Co., Shawmut Manufacturing Company, 
Shawmut Oil Company, Shawmut Paper Box Corporation, 
Sheehan, Masterson, Inc., Sherin Sandwich Shops, Inc., 
Sherman- jNIoore Company, Sherwood Curtain