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LAWS 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION. 1931 



LEGISLATURE CONVENED JANUARY 7, ADJOURNED MAY 7 




CONCORD. N. H. 
1931 



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Printed by 

Granite State Press, Manchester, N. H. 

Bound by 
The Cragg Bindery, Concord 



STATE OFFICERS 



Governor * John G. Winant 

Charles B. Hoyt 
William S. Davis 

Coimcdors ] James J. Powers 

Fred T. Wadleigh 
William B. Mclnnis 

Adjutant-General Charles W. Howard 

Agriculture, Commissioner of Andrew L. Felker 

Bank Commissioner Willard D. Rand 

Comptroller Milan A. Dickinson 



Conciliation and Arbitration, 

State Board of I ^yj"/. 

Development Commission, State, 
Secretary 



John R. McLane 
Walter F. Duffy 
liam J. Cullen 



Education, State Board of. 



Donald D. Tuttle 

Orton B. Brown 
Wilfrid J. Lessard 
Alice S. Harriman 
Merrill Mason 
Robert T. Kingsbury 
Elizabeth R. Elkins 
James A. Wellman 

Commissioner of James N. Pr ingle 

Fish and Game Commissioner Winthrop Parker 

Forester, State John H. Foster 



Forestry Commission 



W. Robinson Brown 

• Benjamin K. Ayers 

[ Harry K. Rogers 

Health, State Board of. Secretary .... Charles Duncan 

Highway Commissioner Frederic E. Everett 

Insurance Commissioner John E. Sullivan 

Labor Commissioner John S. B. Davie 

La%v Enforcement, State Commissioner 
of 

Liquor Agent 



Ralph W. Caswell 
Harry C. Brunei 



4 State Officers 

Motor Vehicles, Commissioner of John F. Griffin 

[ Mayland H. Morse 

Public Service Commissioyi Fred H. Brown 

[ H. Styles Bridges 

Public Welfare, State Board of, 
Secretary Jay H. Corliss 

Purchasing Agent William A. Stone 

Secretary of State Enoch D. Fuller 

Deputy Earl S. Hewitt 

John R. Spring 

Tax Commission, State John T. Amey 

[ Edgar C. Hirst 

Treasurer, State Charles T. Patten 

Deputy F. Gordon Kimball 

Weights and Measures, Commissioner 
of Harold A. Webster 



ee 



SUPREME COURT 

Chief Justice Robert J. Peasl 

f Leslie P. Snow 

Associate Justices John E. Allen 

Thomas L. Marble 
[ Oliver W. Branch 

Attoymey-General Ralph W. Davis 

Assistant Thornton Lorimer 

State Reporter Crawford D. Hening 

Clerk of the Supreme Court and 

State Librarian Robert M. McCurdv 



SUPERIOR COURT 

Chief Justice William H. Sawyer 



Associate Justices 



Henri A, Burque 
Oscar L. Young- 
John Scammon 
Joseph S. Matthews 
Eri C. Oakes 



THE LEGISLATURE OF 1 93 1 



SENATE 
President — Arthur R. Jones, Kecne. 
Clerk — Benjamin F. Greer, Grasmerc. 
.Issistaiit Clerk— Frdnk U. Ayer, Alton. 
Sergeant-at-Arms — Raymond B. Lakeman, Laconia. 
Mt'ssenger — Walt M. Goodale, Merrimack. 
Assistanf Messenger — George H. Gross, Boscawcn. 
Doorkeeper — William \\ . Allen, Concord. 



Matthew J. Ryan, Berlin, d. 
George A. Colbath, Whitefield, r, 
Harry AI. Eaton, Littleton, r. 
Harold H. Hart, Wolfeboro, r. 
E. Maude Ferguson, Bristol, r. 
Charles E. Carroll, Laconia, r. 
James H. Gerlach, Franklin, r. 
Ernest A. Robinson, Newport, r. 
James C. Farmer, Newbury, r. 
Arthur R. Jones, Keene, r. 
Arthur T. Appleton, Dublin, r. 
Charles R. Blake, Nashua, r. 



SENATORS 

William H. Barry, Nashua, d. 
Courtland F. H. Freese*, Pittsfield, 
Ralph H. George, Concord, r. 
Dana A. Emery, Manchester, r. 
Harry A. Lee, Manchester, d. 
John A. Sheehan, Manchester, d. 
Aime Martel, Manchester, d. 
Jt)hn Al. Hubl)ard, Rochester, r. 
Frank F. Fernald, Dover, r. 
Thomas E. Fernald, Nottingham, r 
Adin S. Little, Hampstead, r. 
Charles H. Brackett, Greenland, r. 



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 
Speaker — Harold M. Smith, Portsmouth, r. 
Clerk — Harrie M. Young, Manchester, r. 
Assistant Clerk— Cyril J. Fretwell, Concord, r. 
Sergcant-at-Arms — Guy S. Neal, Acworth, r. 
Chaplain — Rev. Edwin B. Young, Rochester, r. 
Doorkeeper — Arthur A. Tilton, Laconia, r. 
Doorkeeper — Harvey E. Stowe, Auburn, r. 
Doorkeeper — W. B. Plummer, Manchester, r. 
Doorkeeper — David O'Shan, Laconia, r. 



ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 



Auburn, John P. Griffin, r. 
Brentzvood, Nellie G. Lake, r. 
Candia, Alvin W. Palmer, r. 
Chester, William N. Colby, r. 
Danville, Forrest A. Cheney, r. 
Deerfield, Henry P. Haynes, d. 
Derry, Loren Henry Bailey, r. 

William M. Cole, r. 

George AI. CurrieV, r. 

Howard G. Aloody, r. 



East Kingston, Newell W. Beane, r. 
Epping, James R. Wright, d. 
Exeter, Frank M. Cilley, r. 

Arthur J. Conner, r. 

Albertus T. Dudley, r. 

Elmer G. Stevens, r. 
Fremont, Harold L. Jones, r. 
Greenland, Frank B. Aloody, r. 
Hampstead, Frank W. Emerson, r. 
Haynpton, Charles Francis Adams, r. 



* Died 



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Rockingham County — Continued 
Kingston, Ruth G. Bartlett, r. 
Londonderry, Wesley Adams, r. 
Nezu Castle, Harry S. Yeaton, r. 
Newfields, John E. Herlihy, r. 
Newington, Louis C Beane, r. 
Newmarket, Louis P. Filion, d. 

Cyprien F. Grandmaison, d. 

Jonathan Walker, d. 
Nezuton, Arthur Ralph Estabrook, r. 
North Hampton, Arthur E. Seavey, r. 
Northwood, Fred C. Giles, r. 
Nottingham, Frederic R. Carmichael, r. 
Plaistozo, Arthur Prescott, r. 
Portsmouth, 

Ward 1, Ernest E. Fredrickson, r. 



Charles E. Hodgdon, r. 
Joseph Philbrick, r. 
Ward 2, William A. Hodgdon, r. 
Richard G. Pray, r. 
Harold M. Smith, r. 
John H. Yeaton, r. 
Ward 3, William Cogan, d. 

James R. McNeil, d. 
Ward 4, Edward H. Adams, r. 
Ward 5, William T. Rose, r. 
Raymond, Horace L. Whittier, r. 
Rye, Newell P. Marden, r. 
Salem, Frank D. Davis, r. 

William A. Turner, r. 
Seabrook, Earl H. Pickens, r. 
Stratham, Henry L. Jewell, r. 



STRAFFORD COUNTY 



Barrington, Ralph S. Colcord, d. 
Dover, 

Ward 1, William C. Swan, r. 
Bert Wentworth, r. 
Ward 2, William A. Crockett, r. 
William Gouin, d. 
Bernard J. Martin, d. 
Ward 3, Guy L. Churchill, r. 
Maurice N. Layn, r. 
Ward 4, Eleazer L. Jones, r. 

Francis Clyde Keefe, d. 
James F. Whitehead, r. 
Ward 5, Edward Durnin, d. 
Durham, Oren V. Henderson, r. 
Farmington, Allison E. Tuttle, r. 

Charles W. T. Willson, r. 
Lee, Loren S. Fernald, r. 
Madhury, William H. Knox, r. 
Milton, Moses G. Chamberlain, r. 



Nezu Durham, Leslie W. Ricker, r. 
Rochester, 

Ward 1, Elihu A. Corson, r. 

Ward 2, Charles H. Twombly, r. 

Ward 3, Harry L. Meader, r. 

Wa<rd 4, Alphonse Lacasse, d. 
Frederic E. Small, d. 

Ward 5, Justin A. Emery, r. 

Ward 6, Sara E. Greenfield, r. 
Harry T. Hayes, r. 
Rollinsford, Jessie Doe, r. 
Somersworth, 

Ward 1, Amedee Cote*, d. 

Ward 2, Haven Doe, d. 

Ward 3, Peter M. Gagne, d. 

Ward 4, Fred A. Houle, d. 

Thomas J. McGreal, d. 

Ward 5, Charles J. McGuinness, d. 
Strafford, Woodbury W. Durgin, r. 



BELKNAP COUNTY 



Alton, Oe Varney, d. 
Barnstead, Harry E. Little, r. 
Belmont, Fred W. Friend, r. 
Center Harbor, Clarence E. Nichols 
Gilford, Ethel J. Hammond, r. 
Gilmanton, Leon W. Schultz, d. 
Laconia, 

Ward 1, George M. Bridges, r. 



Ward 2, Walter J. Edgerly, d. 

Alfred L. Guay, d. 
Ward 3, William H. L. Page, i 
Ward 4, George C. Stafford, r. 

Maurice G. Wiley, r. 
Ward 5, Arthur R. Merrill, r. 

Fred A. Young, r. 
Ward 6. Oscar A. Flanders, r. 



* Died 



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Bei.knap County — -Continued 
Laconia, 

Ward 6, J. Grant Quimby, r. 
Meredith, J. Frank Neal, r. 



Nezv Hampton, Frank C. Plastridge, r. 
Sanbornton, John S. Wallis, r. 
Tilton, Asa E. Gile, d. 

Ford T. Sanborn, d. 



Bartlett, James F. Donahue, d. 
Conzvay, Elverton C. Berry, r. 

Daniel E. Gibson, r. 

Arthur R. Shirley, r. 
Eaton, Mary E. Lawless, r. 
Freedom, Charles M. Towle, r. 
Jackson, Arthur P. Gale, r. 
Madison, Guy W. Nickerson, r. 



CARROLL COUNTY 

Moultonboreugh, Edgar S. Goss, r. 
Ossipee, Mark H. Winkley, r. 
Sandwich, Everett Merryfield, r. 
Tamivorth, Frank P. Evans, d. 
Tuftonboro, John A. Edgerly, r. 
Wakefield, Ansel N. Sanborn, r. 
Wolfeboro, Stephen W. Clow, r. 

George E. Thompson, r 



MERRLMACK COUNTY 



Atlensioii'n, Arthur L. Desmarais, r 
Andover, Daniel M. Welch, d. 
Boscazven, Frank J. Preston, r. 
Bozv, Mark E. Warriner, r. 
Bradford, Joseph H. Trow, d. 
Canterbury, Sterling A. Hirtle, r. 
Chichester, John L. T. Shaw, r. 
Concord, 

ll'ard 1, Orion H. Hardy, d. 

William J. Veroneau, d. 
Ward 2, Charles A. Maxner, r. 
Ward 3, Hugo B. Lindgren, r. 
Ward 4, Albert S. Baker, r. 

Clarence A. DuBois, r. 
Louis P. Elkins, r. 
irard 5, Harold H. Blake, r. 
Edward A. Dame, r. 
Ward 6, Arthur E. Bean, r. 
Ernest S. Brooks, r. 
George H. Nash, r. 
Arthur F. Sturtevant, r. 
ll'ard 7, Allen M. Freeman, r. 
Frank J. Kelley, r. 
Samuel J. Matson, r. 
Ward 8, William A. Lee, d. 
Ward 9, William J. Ahern, d. 
Fred C. Coates, d. 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY 
Amherst, Harold H. Wilkins, r. Francestozvn, Joseph H. Chandler, r. 

Antrim, Hiram W. Johnson, r. Goffstozvn, William C. Moore, r. 

Bedford, Alonzo H. Holbrook, d. Harold R. Phelps, d. 

Bennington, Henry W. Wilson, r. Greenville, Bernadette E. Charois, d. 



Danbury, Forrest E. Wells, d. 
Dunbarton, John H. Heselton, d. 
Epsom, John C. Brown, d. 
Franklin, 

Ward 1, George G. Fowler, r. 

Ward 2, Joseph Victor Ferron, d. 
Henry Prince, d. 

Ward 3, Alexander B. Hebert, r. 
Henry L. Young, r. 
lienniker, Edward M. Cogswell, r. 
Hill, Edward H. Catlin, r. 
Hooksett, Mary H. Head*, r. 

Will R. Woodeson, d. 
Hopkinton, Timothy F. Burns, r. 
Loudon, Edwin H. Sleeper, d. 
Nezvbury, Shirley R. Powers, r. 
Nezv London, Albert Henry Lamson, r. 
Northfield, Edwin R. Caveney, d. 
Pembroke, Fred W. Saltmarsh, r. 

Udgere Veroneau, r. 
P its field. Charles H. Oilman, d. 

John H. Perkins, d. 
Salisbury, Sherman P. Fellows, d. 
Sutton, Herman J. Hazen, r. 
Warner, Walter P. Miner, r. 
Wilmot, Aubrey T. Langley, d. 



* In place of Napoleon Gilbert who resigned. 



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Hillsborough County — Continued 
Hancock, William D. Fogg, d. 
Hillsborough, George W. Boynton, r. 

Frank L. Glading, r. 
Hollis, Henry A. Wilson, r. 
Hudson, George F. Blood, d. 

Howard S. Legallee, r. 
Litchfield, John A. Reid, r. 
Lyndt^borough, Oliver Holt, r. 
Manchester, 

Ward 1, John C. Bickford, r. 
Sherman L. Greer, r. 
Allan M. Wilson, r. 
Ward 2, Oscar F. Bartlett, r. 

Charles E. Hammond, r. 
George I. Hopkins, r. 
William K. Robbins, r. 
Ann Story, r. 
Ward 3, Walter A. Boisvert, d. 
Lawrence P. Castles, d. 
Alichael J. Dwyer, d. 
Timothy M. Sheehan, d. 
William C. Willett, d. 
Ward 4, Frank T. Kelley, d. 
Fred W. Lamb, r. 
John A. Milnes, r. 
Harold M. Worthen, Sr., r. 
Ward 5, Frank X. Carroll, d. 
William F. Clancy, d. 
Patrick J. Creighton, d. 
William B. Eagan, d. 
Dennis F. Griffin, d. 
Cornelius Hogan, d. 
James S. Jennings, d. 
Lawrence Mahoney, d. 
John C. O'Brien, d. 
John S. Trinity, d. 
Ward 6, Albert T. Boisclair, d. 
Joseph F. Carr, d. 
Frank T. Conway, d. 
Charles S. Currier, d. 
Grover C. Stanley, d. 
John J. Sullivan, d. 
Ward 7, John A. Foley, d. 

Jeremiah B. Healy, Jr., d. 
John J. Horan, d. 
Patrick McQueeney, d. 
Thomas B. O'Malley, d. 

Patrick J. Ryan, d. 

* Died 



Ward 8, John A. Burke, d. 

Joseph Chevrette, d. 
Edward F. Cote, d. 
Walter J. Duda, d. 
John F. Healy, d. 
William J. Langton, d. 
Ward 9, Joseph H. Curran*, d. 
Henry F. Foster, d. 
Edward J. Lambe, d. 
Valentine McBride, d. 
Ward 10, Oscar E. Getz, d. 
John J. Kearns, d. 
Silvio Leclerc, d. 
Ward 11, John Barry, d. 

Daniel J. Clear, d. 
Thomas Jennings, d. 
Dennis E. O'Leary, d. 
Elmer D. Roukey, d. 
Ward 12, Charles A. Caron, d. 
Alfred J. Drouin, d. 
Louis E. Gauthier, d. 
Alpha J. Letendre, d. 
Joseph B. Marcotte, d. 
Alfred F. Maynard, d. 
Ward 13, Almon A. Boisvert, d. 
Aime Guimond, d. 
Napoleon Proulx, d. 
Joseph W. Remillard, d. 
Arthur H. St. Germain, d. 
Merrimack, Edward W. Carter, r. 
Milford, Hiram C. Bruce, r. 

Gertrude N. Howison, r. 
William Weston, r. 
Mont Vernon, Willard P. Wood, d. 
Nashua, 

Ward 1, Eliot A. Carter, r. 

Francis P. Murphy, r. 
Ovid F. Winslow, r. 
Ward 2, Eugene W. Duncklee, r. 

William E. Reed, r. 
Ward 3, Frank Boilard, d. 
John Letendre, d. 
Alphonse J. Levesque, d. 
Ward 4, Austin H. Hogan, d. 
George F. Stevens, d. 
Ward 5, Delphis E. Chasse, d. 

Arthur Papachristos, d. 
Ward 6, Bartholomew J. Hargreaves, d. 
Peter Sweeney, d. 



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HiLLSBOROUC.H CoUNTY — CoittillHCci 

Nashua, 

Ward 7, Earl A. Lcdoux, d. 

Carl Lindquist, d. 

John F. Wills, d. 
Ward 8, John F. Collins, d. 

William A. Molloy, d. 

Irence L. Ravenelle*, d. 
Ward 9, Honore E. Bouthillicr, d. 



Charles H. Brodeur, d. 

Lorenzo Couturier, d. 
Nczv Boston, Brainard P. Newton, r. 
Nezu Ipszvich, James C. Barr, r. 
Pelham, Richard H. Currier, r. 
Peterborough, George D. Cummings, r, 

Martin J. Kecnan, d. 
Wiare, Alaurice J. Grant, d. 
Wilton, Warren E. Foster, d. 



CHESHIRE COUNTY 



Alstead, Harvey T. Aloore, r. 
Chesterfield, Moses H. Chickering, r. 
Fitciijilliam, Julius H. Firmin, r. 
Gilsutn, Frederic A. H. Wilder, r. 
Harrisville, Gertrude M. Russell, r. 
Hinsdale, John H. Smith, r. 
Jaffrey, George H. Duncan, d. 

James H. Fitzgerald, r. 
Keeiie, 

Ward 1, William J. Callahan, r. 
Jeremiah Keating, d. 
George F. Knowlton, r. 
Ward 2, William E. Jones, r. 

George B. Robertson, r. 
IWird 3, Abijah H. Barrett, Sr.*, r 
Wakefield Dort, r. 



Ward 4, Wilder F. Gates, r. 

Ward 5, John M. Duffy, d. 

Harry L. Wellman, d. 
Marlborough, Clarence E. Wflrd, r. 
MarloiK;, John A. Ayer, d. 
Nelson, Homer F. Priest, r. 
Richmond, Harold J. Dickinson, d. 
Rindge, Harris H. Ricef, r. 
Roxbiiry, Edward E. Baker, r. 
S^'anzey, Milan A. Dickinson, r. 
Troy, Martin L. Clark, r. 
Walpole, Albert F. Chickering, r. 

Harry J. Jennison, r. 
Wesliiioreland, George A .Capron, r 
Winchistcr, Winfred C. Burbank, r. 
fohn H. Dickinson, r. 



SULLIVAN COUNTY 



Acivorth, Weston O. Kemp, r. 
Charlestown, Ada E. Hamlin, r. 
Claremont, Melvin F. Colby, r. 

John W. Dow, r. 

Arthur L. Fitch, d. 

Albert D. Leahy, r. 

Charles H. Putnam, r. 

Carl W. Turner, r. 

George C. Warner, r. 

William F. Whitcomb 



Cornish, Elwin W. Quimliy, d. 
Goshen, William B. Dandrow, r. 
Grantham, Glenn H. Hudson, r. 
Nez^'port, Daniel K. Barry, r. 

Willis A. Reed, r. 

Jesse R. Rowell, r. 
Flainfield, Herbert E. Ward, r. 
Sunapee, Leo L. Osborne, d. 
i'nity, Frank Reed, r. 
Washington, George P. Fowler, r 



GRAFTON COUNTY 



Alexandria, David B. Plumer, 
Ashland, Frank S. Huckins, r. 
Bath, Amos N. Blandin, d. 
Bethlehem, Ernest A. Long, r. 



Bristol, Bowdoin Plumer, r. 
Campton. Clyde W. Smith, d. 
Canaan, Herbert L. Webster, d. 
Enfield, Isaac H. Sanborn, r. 



* Died 

fin place of George W. Wilder who died. 



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Grafton County — Coniimied 
Grafton, Alvin Stuart Gage, r. 
Hanover, Alfred W. Guyer, r. 
Edgar H. Hunter, r. 
Haverliill, Hormidas J. Brunelle, r. 
Frederic Earl Thayer, r. 
Howard A. Wells, r. 
Holderncss, Mark K. Alarden, r. 
Landaff, Charles S. Chandler, d. 
Lebanon, George W. Briggs, r. 
Charles B. Drake, r. 
Dan O. Eaton, r. 
Charles B. Ross, r. 
Frederick O. Stearns, r. 
Lincoln, Edward D. Burtt, r. 
Lisbon, William H. Merrill, r. 
William E. Price, r. 



Littleton, Charles F. Harris, r. 

John R. Lyster, r . 

John T. Lytle, r. 

George R. Simpson, r. 
Lyman, Anthony Burgault, d. 
Lyme, Earl C. Perkins, r. 
Monroe, George L. Frazer, r. 
Orange, Everett E. Eastman, d. 
Orfurd, Olin N. Renfrew, r. 
Piermont, John P. Metcalf, r. 
Plymouth, Kenneth G. Bell, r. 

Robert G. Wakefield, r. 
Riimney, Thomas J. Stewart, d. 
Thornton, Albert D. Merrill, r. 
Warren, Charles F. Little, r. 
H'cntworth, Frank H. Colby, d. 
Woodstock, Willie E. Keniston, r. 



COOS 



Berlin, 

Ward 1, Margaret H. Barden, d. 
Joseph Fred Bell, d. 
Joseph H. Roy, d. 
Henry A. Smith, d. 
Ward 2, Albert G. Palmer, d. 

Robert W. Pingrec, d. 
George T. Studd, d. 
Esther A. Uhlschoeffcr, r. 
Ward 3, Hilda C. F. Brungot, r. 
John A. Burbank, r. 
Fred R. Qleson, r. 
Ward 4, Leopold Gagne, d. 
Alarie A. Gagne, d. 
Letitia J. Myler, d. 
Carroll, Leiden G. Thompson, r. 
Clarksv'lle, Irving G. Chappell, r. 
Colebrook, George W. Dickson, r. 



COUNTY 

Louis Ramsay, r. 
Colitinbia, Albion Parkhurst, r. 
Daltoii, Harold M. Fyre, r. 
GorJiam, Roy G. Hamlin, r. 

William H. Morrison, r. 
Jefferson, John A. Rogers, d. 
Lancaster, William H. Leith, r. 
Lula J. A. Morris, r. 
Milan, Frank M. Hancock, d. 
Northumberland, Elmer F. Brown, r. 

Andrew J. ALirshall, d 
Pittsburg, Willie N. Judd, d. 
Stark, Jerry W. Emery, r. 
Steii.'artstozi'n, Wilman F. Allen, r. 
Stratford, Ralph M. Hutchins, d. 
Wentworth's Location, James R. Turner, 
White field . Eugene P. Elliott, r. 
Charles L. Pratt, r. 



LAWS 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 

PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1931 
CHAPTER 1. 

AN ACT PKOVIDING TEMPORAKV EMERGENCY AID FOR DEPENDENT 
MOTHERS AND CHILDREN. 



^'''r'*Temporary aid for dependent 
mothers and chddren. 
2. Limitation of act. 



SlXTlON . . . 

3. Administration vested m ]onu 

board. 

4. Appropriation. 
T Takes effect. 



Be it enactea by the Senate and Bouse of Re^re.eMlves in 
General Court convened: 
1. Definition. Emergency aid for dependent -*«; »^ 
their children as contemplated by thrs ac shaU - ud such 
aid during the period ending Apnl 30 l^^l. (a) as shall p 
mit the extension of the aid contemplated by chapter 
tT La;:^f 1929 to mothers and their ^^^^^^^^Z- 
able to benefit therefrom because of '"f "«^"<="' f "f^ *!"' f ,,i 

of the mother herself or that of the person upon ^.hose em 
ployment she usually depends. ,.„„„flp,. re- 

■> Limitations. In no case shall aid gwen heieundei le 
olace cou"tv, city, or town aid, but it may be supplementa, ,v 
£eto The maximum amount of aid given under th,s act 
to any one mother and her children shall not, toge her -th 
county, town, and city aid received by her, exceed the maxi- 
mum fixed by chapter 145 of the Laws of 1929 

3. Administration. The administration of th s act shall 
be vested jointly in (a) the governor, with the advice and con 
sent of the council, (b) the state board of public welfare, and 



12 Chapter 2 [1931 

(c) the state board of education, who may jointly make, alter, 
amend, and revoke any reasonable rules and regulations gov- 
erning the making and revocation of grants under this act, 
provided that such rules and regulations be not inconsistent 
with this act. 

4. Appropriation. There is hereby appropriated, for the 
purposes of this act, the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars 
($75,000), or so much thereof as the governor, with the advice 
and consent of the council may judge the emergency requires, 
the same to become immediately available. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved January 22, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 2. ^ 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE GOVERNOR'S STAFF. 

SkCTION I SlXTlON 

1. Governor's staff. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene7ul Court convened: 

1. Governor's Staff. Amend sections 21 and 22, chapter 
124, Public Laws, by striking out all of said sections and in- 
serting in place thereof the following, so that said sections 
shall read as follows: 21. Staff". The staff of the com- 
mander-in-chief shall consist of the adjutant-general, with the 
rank of brigadier-general, who shall be chief of staff, and 
twelve aides-de-camp, four of whom shall be detailed from 
the national guard and four appointed from those who served 
in the United States army, navy, or marine corps, in any war. 
The remaining four may be appointed from officers or ex- 
officers of the United States army, navy, or marine corps, or 
of the national guard, or of the various officers' reserve corps, 

or from civil life. 22. , Rank. Officers detailed from the 

national guard shall retain their existing rank, and shall re- 
main subject to duty except as their services may be required 
by the governor as members of his staff. Officers or ex- 
officers appointed from the army, navy, or marine corps, or 
from the various officers' reserve corps, shall be of the rank 
held or last held by them in these organizations. Officers 



1931] Chapters 3, 4 13 

appointed from civil life shall be commissioned in the rank of 
major, and shall not thereby be exempted from military duties 
under the terms of this title. The twelve aides-de-camp 
shall hold office during the i)leasure and not exceeding the term 
of office of the governor. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved January 29, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 3. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE COUNTY CONVENTION OF SULLIVAN 
COUNTY. 

Section I Section 

1. Authorization. | 2. Takes etTcct. 

Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Authorization. The county convention of the county 
of Sullivan is hereby authorized and empowered to incur in- 
debtedness to an amount not exceeding three thousand dol- 
lars for the reconstruction of the main highway leading from 
the town of Claremont to the county farm in Unity, and com- 
mencing at the Claremont-Unity town line and ending at the 
main entrance to the new building at said county farm. 

2. Takes Eflfect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 5, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 4. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO LICENSES FOR THE PURCHASE OF MILK 
AND CREAM FOR RESALE OR MANUFACTURE. 

Section i Section 

1. Limitations. | 3. Penalty. 

2. License fee. I 4. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Limitations. Amend section 1, chapter 164 of the 
Public Laws by striking out all of said section after the word 



14 Chapter 4 [1931 

"made" in the sixth Hne and inserting in place thereof the 
following words: on or before the first day of each calendar 
month for milk and cream purchased and delivered during 
the first half of the previous month and on or before the 
fifteenth day of each calendar month for milk and cream pur- 
chased and delivered during the last half of the previous 
month; and provided further that the provisions of this sec- 
tion shall not apply to persons making such purchases from 
less than five producers within this state, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: 1. License. Every per- 
son who purchases milk or cream within this state, to be either 
re-sold as milk or cream, or manufactured into other dairy 
products, shall first obtain a license and give bonds in accord- 
ance with sections 4 and 5 ; provided, that no resident person, 
association or corporation, making such purchases and sales, 
shall be required to obtain a license as long as payment for 
such purchases is made on or before the first day of each 
calendar month for milk and cream purchased and delivered 
during the first half of the previous month and on or before 
the fifteenth day of each calendar month for milk and cream 
purchased and delivered during the last half of the previous 
month ; and provided further that the provisions of this section 
shall not apply to persons making such purchases from less 
than five producers within this state. 

2. License Fee. Amend section 4 of said chapter 164 by 
striking out the words "one dollar for each month that a license 
is applied for" and inserting in place thereof the following; a 
license fee of five dollars, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: 4. Issue. Upon the filing of such state- 
ment and power of attorney and the payment of a license fee 
of five dollars the commissioner of agriculture shall license 
such applicant to make such purchases within this state, un- 
til the first day of the next April, if the applicant shall be 
found by the commissioner to have sufficient real estate within 
this state to afford ample security for the protection of those 
from whom such applicant purchases the aforesaid products. 

3. Amendment. Amend section 16 of said chapter 164 by 
inserting after the word "state" in the second line the words, 
from more than five producers, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 16. Penalty. Whoever 
makes a false statement to secure a license, or purchases milk 



1931] Chapter 5 15 

or cream within this state, from more than five producers, 
without first having obtained a hcense so to do, or, having 
obtained such hcense, shall continue to do such business after 
being notified by the commissioner of agriculture that such 
license has been suspended, and before permission to resume 
such business has been granted, shall be fined not more than 
five hundred dollars, or imprisoned not more than one year, 
or both. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect April 1, 1931. 

[Approved February 5, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 



Section 


Sl-XTION 


1. Institutional lands. 


3. Takes 


2. Use of university funds. 





AN ACT RELATING TO EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEEDINGS FOR THE 
STATE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY. 

:ffect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Institutional Lands. Amend section 5, chapter 9 of 
the Public Laws, as amended by chapter 40 of the Laws of 
1927, by adding after the words "normal schools" the words, 
or that of the trustees of the New Hampshire College of 
Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, so that said section shall 
read : 5. Real Estate. Upon request of any of said boards, 
the governor and council may buy, sell or exchange institu- 
tional lands, and at their request, or that of the state board 
of education as trustees of the normal schools or that of the 
trustees of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and 
the Mechanic Arts, may institute proceedings for the taking 
of land for institutional purposes by eminent domain; and 
the procedure for that purpose shall be the same and the 
value of the land shall be determined as in cases of land taken 
for highways upon petition to the superior court. On the 
payment of the value as finally determined, the title to the 
land so taken shall vest in the state. 

2. University Funds. Amend section 19 of chapter 180 
of the Public Laws by adding after the word "buildings" in 
the fourth line of said section the words, the taking of land 



16 Chapter 6 [1931 

by eminent domain, so that said section shall read: 

19. , Uses. All sums so credited are appropriated to 

said university for the support and maintenance thereof, in- 
cluding payments of salaries, and wages to employees, and 
current expenses; the construction of additional buildings; 
the taking of land by eminent domain; the purchase of land, 
library books and periodicals; the making of necessary repairs 
and replacements; the building of roads and walks; the im- 
provement of the grounds; the construction, extension and 
maintenance of water, sewer and heating systems; and in 
general for the payment of all such expenses incident to the 
management of the university as the trustees thereof may 
from time to time determine; and the same shall constitute a 
continuing appropriation for the benefit of the university. 
Any amount remaining to the credit of the university at the 
close of any fiscal year shall be carried over and credited to 
its account for the succeeding year; provided, that no part of 
such sums shall be used for the payment of the salaries or 
expenses of agents resident in the several counties of the 
state engaged in agricultural and home economics extension 
work. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 17, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 6. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO DROPPING INFLAMMABLE MATERIAL 
WHERE IT MAY CAUSE A FOREST FIRE. 

Sf.ctiox I SiXTinx 

L Prohibition. ' 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Prohibition. Amend chapter 191 of the Public Laws 
by adding after section 35 the following new section: 35-a. 
Dropping Inflammable Material. No person shall drop or 
throw from any vehicle while the same is upon a public high- 
way or private way, or from any steam, gas, or electric car 
where the right of way is adjacent to woodlands, as defined 
in cliapter 197, section 35, of the Public Laws, or drop, throw 



1931] Chapter 7 17 

or otherwise deposit on or near woodlands as just defined, 
except as permitted by law, any lighted match, cigar, ciga- 
rette, live ashes or any other substance liable to cause a fire. 
Whoever is found guilty of violating the provisions of this 
section shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 17, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 7. 



AN ACT RELATING TO STATE-AIDED HIGHWAYS AND INCREASING 
THE APPORTIONMENT THEREFOR. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



' Section 

1. Apportionment increased. 

2. Repeal. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
1. Apportionment Increased. Amend section 21 of chapter 
84 of the Public Laws, by striking out the words "hundred 
tholisand dollars, three" and inserting the words million dol- 
lars, two, in the fifth line; further amend by striking out the 
words "to those having a valuation of one hundred thousand 
dollars and less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, 
one dollar and fifty cents; to those having a valuation of two 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars and less than one million 
dollars, one dollar" in the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and 
tenth lines, and inserting the words, but in no case shall the 
state's share be less than one thousand dollars ; further amend 
by striking out the words "seventy-five cents" in the eleventh 
hne and inserting the words one dollar; further amend by 
striking out the word "fifty" in the twelfth line and inserting 
the word seventy-five ; further amend by striking out the word 
"twenty-five" in the thirteenth and fourteenth lines and in- 
serting the word fifty ; so that the same shall read as follows : 
21. Apportionment. The highway commissioner shall appor- 
tion from the amount appropriated, to each city, town and 
unorganized town or place which has so applied for state aid, 
for each dollar so set apart by them, the following amounts: 
To those having a valuation of less than one million dollars, 



18 Chapter 8 [1931 

two dollars for each one dollar set apart under sections 18 
and 19, but in no case shall the state's share be less than one 
thousand dollars; to those having a valuation of one million 
dollars and less than three million dollars, one dollar; to those 
having- a valuation of three million dollars and less than ten 
million dollars, seventy-five cents ; to those having a valuation 
of ten million dollars and upwards, fifty cents. 

2. Repeal. Further amend said chapter 84 of the Public 
Laws by striking out section 22, as amended by chapter 102 
of the Laws of 1927, and section 23 thereof. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage, but the repeal of sections 22 and 23 shall not operate 
to deprive any town of reimbursement for expenditures here- 
tofore made under said section 22 in contemplation of reim- 
bursement, and the proportions applying in such case shall 
be those set forth in section 1 of this act, nor invalidate any 
obligations such town may have incurred hereunder. 

[Approved February 17, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 8. 



AN ACT INCREASING THE APPORTIONMENT FOR STATE MAINTE- 
NANCE OF TOWN HIGHWAYS. 

Section I Section 

1. Apportionment increased. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Apportionment Increased. Amend section 6 of chapter 
87 of the Public Laws, as amended by chapter 81, Laws of 
1927, and chapter 105, Laws of 1929, by striking out the word 
"forty-five" in the fourth line thereof and inserting the word 
forty; further amend by striking out the word "eighty" in 
the sixth line thereof and inserting the word ninety; further 
amend by striking out the word "eighty" in the last line 
thereof and inserting the word ninety ; so that the same shall 
read as follows: 6. State Aid. Whenever in the month of 
July in any year, the selectmen of any town shall certify to 
the state highway commissioner that such town has appro- 
priated a sum for the care and maintenance of class V high- 
ways equal to forty cents on each one hundred dollars of 



1931] Chapter 9 19 

assessed valuation of the preceding year, and the sum so ap- 
propriated fails to equal ninety dollars for each mile of class 
V highways in such town, the commissioner shall pay over to 
the selectmen of such town, from the funds accruing to his 
department from automobile registration fees and the road 
toll on motor fuel, a sum sufficient, when added to the amount 
so appropriated by such town, to make the total amount avail- 
able for the care and maintenance of such class V highways 
equal to ninety dollars for each mile thereof. 

2. Takes Eflfect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 17, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 9. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DISPOSITION OF THE PROPERTY AND 
FUNDS OF CERTAIN EXTINCT RELIGIOUS SOCIETIES. 



bECTION 

2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Extinct religious societies, dis- 
position of property; pro- 
cedure ; notice ; decree. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Extinct Religious Societies. Amend chapter 234 of the 
Public Laws by adding after section 6 the following new 
sections : 

7. Definition. Any church or religious society in this 
state v/hich has ceased or failed to maintain worship or 
services for the space of two consecutive years, or whose 
membership is so diminished, or whose financial strength is 
so diminished, as to render it impossible or impracticable for 
such church or society to maintain religious worship or serv- 
ices or to protect its property from waste and dilapidation, or 
to fulfill the purpose for which it was incorporated, shall be 
deemed and taken to be extinct. 

8. Procedure; Notice. When in the judgment of the state 
body of any denomination, or, in case there is no state body, 
of the superior body of such denomination, any church or 
religious society affiliated with such denomination shall have 
become extinct under the definition of section 7 such body 



20 Chapter 9 [1931 

may file, in the superior court for the county in which such 
church or rehgious society has been theretofore situated, a 
bill in equity setting forth the facts and asking that the title 
to the property of such church or religious society, real and 
personal, including invested and uninvested funds, be vested 
in such body. In every such bill in equity the church or 
society alleged to be extinct shall be named as defendant. 
Summons shall be issued and served as provided for in other 
equitable proceedings; and if no officer of such church or 
society can be found upon whom service of process can be had, 
the court, upon affidavit showing such fact, may order notice 
to be seryed upon some one or more members of such church 
or society ; and if no such officer or member can be found, the 
court, upon affidavit showing such fact, may order notice by 
publication. In any event, notice shall be given to the at- 
torney-general. 

9. Decree. If upon hearing the court shall find that the 
allegations of the bill in equity are true, a decree may be en- 
tered in conformity with the prayer of the bill, or with such 
modifications as justice requires, and upon such terms as to 
the trusts and conditions upon which the state or superior 
body shall hold the property vested by the decree as the court 
may determine that justice requires. 

10. Saving Clause. This act shall not apply to any prop- 
erty the vesting of which, in case of the extinction of the 
church or religious society, is or shall be provided for in any 
other manner than herein prescribed. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take eff"ect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved February 18, 1931.] 



1931] Chapter 10 21 

CHAPTER 10. 

AN ACT RELATING TO VOTING BY MEMBERS AND STOCKHOLDERS 
OF CO-OPERATIVE MARKETING ASSOCIATIONS. 



Section 

3. Basis of voting. 

4. Takfs effect. 



Section 

1. Co-operative marketing asso- 

ciation, voting of members. 

2. Voting by stockholders. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reqwesentatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Organization Certificate. Amend subdivision VI of 
section 4 of chapter 224 of the Public Laws by inserting after 
the word "stock" in the first Hne of said subdivision the words, 
the voting privileges of members if otherwise than one vote 
to each member, so that said subdivision as amended shall 
read as follows: VI. If organized without capital stock, the 
voting privileges of members if otherwise than one vote to 
each member, whether the property rights and interest of the 
members are equal, and, if unequal, the general rules appli- 
cable to all members by which the property rights and inter- 
ests, respectively, of each member shall be determined and 
fixed, and provision for the admission of new members who 
shall be entitled to share in the property of the association in 
accordance with such general rules. This provision or para- 
graph of the certificate of organization shall not be altered, 
amended, or replaced except by the written consent or vote 
representing three fourths of the members. 

2. . Amend subdivision VII of said section 4 of said 

chapter 224 by striking out said subdivision and inserting in 
place thereof the following: VII. If organized with capital 
stock, the amount of such stock, the number of shares into 
which it is divided, the par value thereof and the voting 
privileges of stockholders if otherwise than one vote to each 
stockholder. 

3. Basis of Voting. Amend section 28 of said chapter 
224 by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 28. Voting. Unless otherwise provided in 
the certificate of organization, no member or stockholder shall 
be entitled to more than one vote, regardless of the number 
of shares of stock owned by him. 

4. Takes Eflfect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 18, 1931.] 



22 Chapters 11, 12 [1931 

CHAPTER 11. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE BLUE 
SKY LAW. 

Section 1 Section 

L Penalties increased. ] 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Penalties Increased. Amend section 38, chapter 284 
of the Pubhc Laws by striking out in the fourth line the word 
"two" and inserting in place thereof the word three, and by 
striking out in the same line the words "six months" and in- 
serting in place thereof the words five years, so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows : 38. False Statement. 
Whoever violates any provision of this chapter, or knowingly 
files with the commissioner or furnishes to him any false or 
misleading statements or information, shall be fined not more 
than three thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than 
five years, or both. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take eff'ect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 12. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE DISCONTINUANCE OF HIGHWAYS. 



Section 

1. Discontinuance of highway; 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Discontinuance of Highways. Amend chapter 79 of the 
Public Laws of New Hampshire, section 1, by adding in the 
seventh line of said section after the word "all," the following: 
obligation to maintain said highways and of all; also amend 
said section by striking out the following words: "except to 
abutting owners, who, seven days previous to such use, shall 
have notified in writing the selectmen or highway agent of 
the town of their intention so to use," so that said section as 
amended shall read : 1. Procedure. Highways in a town may be 



1931] Chapter 13 23 

discontinued, or discontinued as open highways and made sub- 
ject to gates and bars, by vote of the town. If they extend be- 
yond the Umits of the town they may be discontinued upon 
petition to the superior court and hke proceedings thereon as in 
laying out highways. Whenever highways have been* so dis- 
continued as open highways and made subject to gates and 
bars the town shall be relieved of all obligation to maintain 
said highways and of all liability for damages incurred in the 
use thereof. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved February 21, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 13. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS OF THE HIGH- 
WAY DEPARTMENT. 

Section Section 

1. Highway department expendi- 2. Takes eflfect. 

tures. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Highway Department. Amend section 14 of chapter 
84 of the Public Laws by striking out the entire section and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 14. Expenditures. 
With the approval of the governor and council the commis- 
sioner may use the funds accruing to the department for the 
construction and maintenance of state and state-aided high- 
ways, trunk lines and bridges, administration and for such 
other purposes as may be provided by law. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 21, 1931.] 

♦Amended, chapter 121, post. 



24 Chapter 14 [1931 

CHAPTER 14. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO GIFTS AND MANAGEMENT OF STATE 
FORESTS AND RESERVATIONS. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. State forests. 

2. Special funds ; management 

forest reservations. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. State Forests. Amend section 5, chapter 192 of the 
Pubhc Laws by striking out in the second hne of said section 
the words "free gifts of land for the purposes of forestry" and 
inserting in place thereof the following, land by gift, escheat 
or otherwise for the purpose of a state forest or reservation, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
5. Gifts. The commission is empowered to receive, in the 
name of the state, land by gift, escheat or otherwise for the 
purpose of a state forest or reservation, in such manner that 
no cost of purchase shall accrue against the state, and may 
arrange for the registration of necessary papers, map and 
survey the land, protect it from fire, plant, cut and otherwise 
improve the forests within the limits of the appropriation. 

2. Special Fund; Use of State Forests. Further amend 
said chapter 192 of the Public Laws by adding after section 5 
the following new sections: 5-a. Donation of Funds. The 
state treasurer is hereby authorized to receive at any time 
such sums of money as may be donated for the purpose of pur- 
chasing, maintaining and improving state forests or state 
reservations and buildings thereon, or any other forestry pro- 
ject, and money so received shall be converted into a con- 
tinuous fund or funds from which payments shall be made in 
accordance with the stipulations of the donor upon warrant 
of the governor for such purposes as are approved by the state 
forester. 5-b. Rules and Regulations. The forestry com- 
mission and state forester are hereby authorized to establish 
such rules and regulations as they deem necessary, not incon- 
sistent with law, concerning the use of all state forests and 
reservations by the general public. Any person found guilty 
of violating any of such rules or regulations shall be fined not 
more than twenty-five dollars. 



1931] Chapters 15, 16 25 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 21, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 15. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO DISCHARGE FROM NATIONAL GUARD. 

Section I Sectiun 

1. Discharge from national guard. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate cnul House of Revresentatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. National Guard. Amend section 38 of chapter 124, 
Public Laws, by striking out all of said section, and by insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: 38. Discharge. Every 
person who shall have served the prescribed period of enlist- 
ment in the national guard, or whose term of service therem 
is not completed by reason of physical disability, or otherwise, 
shall be discharged, in accordance with existing federal regula- 
tions. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 

passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 16. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE HIGHWAY 
COMMISSIONER. 



Section 

1. Highway commissioner's Uien- 
nial report eliminated. 



bECTIOX 

2. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
1. Report Eliminated. Amend section 17 of chapter 83 
of the Public Laws by striking out the words "a biennial 
report" and the words "covering all fiscal relations with other 
state departments; and"; so that the same shall read as fol- 
lows: 17. Report. The commissioner shall make to the 
governor and council an annual report of the work done and 



26 Chapters 17, 18 [1931 

expenditures incurred by his department for the year ending 
January thirty-first. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 17. 

AN ACT TO NAME A CONTINUOUS ROUTE AROUND LAKE WINNI- 
PESAUKEE AS WINNIPESAUKEE ROAD. 

Section Section 

1. Winnipesaukee Road named. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Marking. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Winnipesaukee Road. The state highway commissioner 
is hereby authorized to mark a continuous route around Lake 
Winnipesaukee over the existing highways, said route to be 
named Winnipesaukee Road. 

2. Marking. The state highway commissioner is hereby 
authorized to erect and maintain suitable distinguishing road 
signs to mark Winnipesaukee Road. The cost and mainte- 
nance of said road signs shall be a charge upon the highway 
funds. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 18. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO STATEMENTS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 
TO THE CONVENTION. 



.Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Date for filing statement Ijy 
county commissioners. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Date for Filing. Section 11 of chapter 35 of the Public 
Laws is- hereby amended by striking out the word "second" 



1931] Chapter 19 27 

in the second line of said section and substituting therefor the 
following, fourth, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 11. Commissioners' Statement. The county com- 
missioners shall send to the secretary of state, prior to the 
fourth Wednesday of each biennial session of the legislature, 
a statement of the condition of the county treasury on the 
preceding December thirty-first, accompanied by their recom- 
mendation of the sums necessary to be raised for the county 
in each of the two years next ensuing, stating therein in detail 
the objects for which the money is required; and the secretary 
of state shall deliver the same to the clerk of the convention, 
upon request. 

2. Takes Effect. ' This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 25, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 19. 

AN ACT RELATING TO MUNICIPAL COURTS. 

Section Section 

1. Salary of special justice of 2. Takes effect. 

Hampton. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hoitse of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Hampton, Special Justice, Salary. Amend section 4, 
chapter 323 of the Public Laws, as amended by chapter 116 of 
the Laws of 1929, by inserting after the word "cities" in the 
seventh and tenth lines the words, and town, by striking out 
the word "and" in the ninth Hne and inserting in place thereof 
a comma and by inserting after the words "five hundred dol- 
lars" in said ninth line the words, and of Hampton one hundred 
and fifty dollars, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 4. Compensation of Special Justices. The special 
justice and justice of the peace requested to sit owing to the 
disqualification of the justice and special justice shall be paid, 
from the treasury of the city or town wherein said court is 
located, three dollars a day for each day or part thereof that 
he shall serve in said capacity; provided, that the annual 
salaries of the special justices of the municipal courts of the 
following cities and town shall be as follows, of Manchester 



28 Chapter 20 [1931 

three hundred and fifty dollars, of Nashua six hundred dollars, 
of Concord five hundred dollars, and of Hampton one hundred 
and fifty dollars, to be paid by said cities and town, respec- 
tively, quarterly, and shall be in lieu of any other compensation 
or fees to such justices. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 25, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 20. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO 

CHANGE THE CHANNEL OF THE AMMONOOSUC RIVER IN 

THE TOWN OF CARROLL. 

Section Skction 

1. Authority to change channel 2. Takes effect. 

of Ammonoosuc river in 
Carroll. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Authority to Change Channel. The state highway de- 
partment is hereby authorized to procure the right of way and 
do all the work incidental to changing the channel of the Am- 
monoosuc river in the town of Carroll for the distance of ap- 
proximately one-half mile, opposite a point on the Dartmouth 
College road so called, approximately three fourths of a mile 
east of the Bethlehem-Carroll town line, and one and seventy- 
five-hundredths miles west of the Twin Mountain House, in 
order to protect said Dartmouth College highway from erosion. 
The cost of said improvement shall be a charge on the highway 
funds. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 26, 1931.] 



1931] 



Chapters 21, 22 



29 



CHAPTER 21. 

AN ACT RELATING TO CLOSING SUNSET LAKE IN GREENFIELD TO 
ALL ICE FISHING FOR A TERM OF FIVE YEARS. 



Section Sfxtion 

1. Ice fishing prohibited. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Penalties. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Ice Fishing Prohibited. All persons are prohibited 
from fishing through the ice for a period of five years from the 
date of the passage of this act, in Sunset lake, so called, in 
the town of Greenfield. 

2. Penalties. Any person who shall violate the provisions 
of this act shall be fined ten dollars for each offense and five 
dollars additional for each fish taken in violation thereof. 

3. Takes Effect. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 4, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 22. 



AN ACT RELATING TO DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS. 



Section 

1. Town or county 

quarantine area. 

2. Notes authorized. 



declared 



Section 

3. Appropriation for use of de- 

partment of agriculture. 

4. Importations from accredited 

herds. 

5. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Amendment. Section 46 of chapter 187 of the 
Public Laws is hereby amended by striking out the first 
sentence in the second paragraph thereof and substituting 
therefor the following: The commissioner may declare any 
town or county a quarantine area and proceed to test all 
animals within said area; so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 46. Exceptions; Special Areas. The 
provisions of this subdivision shall not apply in the case of 
cattle owners whose animals have passed without reactors 



30 Chapter 22 [1931 

two or more tests within a period of two years. Such owners 
shall keep their animals free from disease at their own ex- 
pense under regulations prescribed by the commissioner; but 
if any reactors shall at any time be found they shall be ap- 
praised, slaughtered and paid for as provided by this chapter,' 
or may be retained in strict quarantine as herein provided. 
Said commissioner may retest any animals when in his judg- 
ment the conditions warrant it. 

The commissioner may declare any town or county a 
quarantine area and proceed to test all animals within said 
area. When said area has been declared practically free from 
tuberculosis by the commissioner, said area may be declared 
a modified accredited area and the commissioner may issue 
rules and regulations prohibiting the shipment or transporta- 
tion into said area of any bovine animal without permit and 
proper health certificate. 

2. Notes Authorized. The governor with the advice 
and consent of the council is hereby authorized to borrow 
upon the credit of the state the sum of not exceeding four 
hundred thousand dollars, and for that purpose may issue 
notes in the name and on behalf of the state, at the lowest 
rate of interest obtainable, on such dates and in such form 
and in such denominations, and on such time within the limits 
herein fixed, as the governor and council may determine. One 
hundred thousand dollars of such notes shall mature in the 
fiscal year 1933-1934, one hundred thousand dollars in the 
fiscal year 1934-1935, one hundred thousand dollars in the 
fiscal year 1935-1936 and the balance in the fiscal year 1936- 
1937. Such notes shall be countersigned by the governor and 
shall be deemed a pledge of the faith and credit of the state. 
The secretary of state shall keep an account of all such notes 
countersigned by the governor, showing the number and 
amount of each bond or note, the time of countersigning, the 
time when payable and the date of delivery to the treasurer. 
The treasurer shall keep an account of each note, showing the 
number thereof, the name of the person to whom sold, the 
amount received for the same, the date of the sale, and the 
time when payable. The treasurer may negotiate and sell 
such notes by direction of the governor and council in such 
manner as they may determine to be most advantageous to 
the state. 



1931] Chapter 23 31 

3. Appropriation. The proceeds of the sale of the notes 
issued and sold under the provisions of section 2 are hereby 
appropriated for the department of agriculture for use in 
carrying out the provisions of chapter 187 of the Public Laws, 
and unexpended portions of said proceeds remaining in the 
treasury at the end of any fiscal year shall not lapse, but shall 
be available for such use until otherwise ordered by the legis- 
lature. 

4. Importations. Amend section 54, chapter 187 of the 
Public Laws, as amended by section 2, chapter 169, Laws of 
1929, by adding after the word "disease" in line 6 the follow- 
ing: Except animals that have been imported directly from 
tuberculosis-free accredited herds, and are accompanied by 
properly approved health charts certifying to same; so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 54. Importa- 
tions. In no case shall compensation be allowed for any 
animals destroyed which may have contracted, or been ex- 
posed to, such disease in a foreign country, or on the high 
seas, or which have been brought or shipped into this state, 
within three months previous to showing evidence of such 
disease, except animals that have been imported directly 
from tuberculosis-free accredited herds, and are accompanied 
by properly approved health charts certifying to same; and 
the owner or person in possession thereof shall furnish satis- 
factory evidence as to the time during which such animals 
have been owned in the state. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 5, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 23. 

AN ACT REGULATING THE GRADING AND PACKING OF APPLES. 



.si-;cTiON 

4. rciialtics for misbranding, etc. 

5. Takes effect. 



.Skction 

1. Standard packages of apples. 

2. Grading of apples. 

3. Marking on packages. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Standard Packages. Amend section 2 of chapter 165 of 
the Public Laws as amended by chapter 19 of the Laws of 



32 Chapter 23 [1931 

1927, by adding at the end of the last paragraph of section 2 
the following words, with designation of minimum size of 
each apple, so that said paragraph shall read as follows: 
Containers for apples other than the standard barrel or bushel 
shall be marked in terms of cubical capacity or count, with 
designation of minimum size of each apple. 

2. Additional Grading. Amend section 3 of said chapter 
by substituting in place of said section the following section: 
3. Standard Grades. The standard grades of apples when 
packed or repacked within the state shall be as follows: 

"Extra Fancy" shall include only apples of one variety 
which are well matured specimens, handpicked, above 
medium color for the variety, normal shape, of good and 
reasonably uniform size, sound, free from dirt, disease, insect 
and fungous injury, bruises and any other defects except such 
as are necessarily caused in the operation of packing, and 
shall be packed properly in clean, strong packages. 

"Fancy" shall include only apples of one variety which are 
well matured specimens, handpicked except for varieties ex- 
empted by regulations adopted under section 9, properly 
packed, of medium color for the variety, practically normal 
shape, sound, practically free from dirt, disease, insect and 
fungous injury, bruises and other defects, except such as are 
necessarily caused in the operation of packing. 

"Combination A Grade" shall include only apples of one 
variety, which are well matured, handpicked, properly packed, 
of medium color for the variety, not materially deformed, 
and free from serious damage caused by dirt, disease, insect, 
fungous or other injury. This grade shall contain at least 
twenty-five per cent by weight of apples meeting all require- 
ments of "Fancy." 

"B Grade" shall include only apples of one variety, which 
are well matured, properly packed, not materially deformed, 
and free from serious damage caused by dirt, disease, insect, 
fungous or other injury. 

In order to allow for variations incident to commercial grad- 
ing and handling not more than ten per cent, by weight, of 
the apples in any lot may be below the requirements of the 
grade with which the lot is branded. 

Apples not conforming to the foregoing specifications of 



1931] Chapter 23 33 

grade, or, if conforming, not branded in accordance therewith, 
shall be considered "Unclassified" and so branded. 

Each package (whether open or closed) shall be packed so 
that the apples in the shown face shall be reasonably repre- 
sentative in size, color and quality of the contents of the 
package. 

3. Minimum Size Marked on Packages. Amend said chap- 
ter by inserting after section 5 the following new section: 
5-a. Exception. If apples are packed in diagonal or layer 
pack in a standard farm produce or standard western apple 
box the count or number of apples may be stated in place of 
minimum size. 

In order to allow for variations incident to proper sizing not 
more than five per cent by weight of the apples in any con- 
tainer may be below the specified minimum size. 

4. Packing. Amend section 11 of said chapter by striking 
out the words "or apples in closed or open packages so packed 
that the faced or shown surface gives a false representation 
of the contents of such package," so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 11. Penalties. Whoever 
himself or by his servant or agent misbrands apples within 
the meaning of this chapter or packs, sells, distributes, offers 
or exposes for sale or distribution apples which are mis- 
branded, or otherwise packs, sells, distributes, offers or 
exposes for sale or distribution, apples in violation of any 
provision of this chapter, shall be fined for the first offense 
not exceeding fifty dollars and for a subsequent offense not 
exceeding two hundred dollars. Whoever violates any rule or 
regulation made by the commissioner under this chapter, or 
obstructs or hinders the commissioner or his deputy or agent 
in the performance of his duties hereunder, shall be fined not 
less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 5, 1931.] 



34 



Chapter 24 



[1931 



CHAPTER 24. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE USE OF STATE ARMORIES. 



Section 

1. Use of armories by national 
guard and veterans' organi- 
zations. 



Section 

2. Rentals for non-military use oi 

armories. 

3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Amendment. Amend chapter 124 of the PubKc Laws 
by adding after section 101 the following new sections: 
101 -a. Use of Armory by National Guard. All armories, 
whether state owned or leased, shall be primarily for the mili- 
tary instruction of the national guard, and for the storage of 
military property, and any other use provided for by this 
chapter shall not interfere with such uses. It shall be law- 
ful for any military unit quartered in an armory to use said 
armory for athletic and social purposes, and for purposes for 
the financial benefit of the organizational fund of such mili- 
tary unit, under such regulations as may be promulgated by 
the adjutant-general and approved by the governor with the 
advice of the council, and subject to alteration by the gover- 
nor with similar advice. 101-b. Use of Armory by Veterans' 
Organizations. It shall be lawful, as far as the same will not 
interfere with the use by the national guard, and under such 
regulations as may be promulgated by the adjutant-general, 
approved and alterable as provided in cases under section 
101-a, for organizations of veterans of the Civil War, the 
Spanish-American War, and the World War, to use armories 
for the purposes of meetings, conventions, exhibitions and 
social and athletic events, and for purposes for the financial 
benefit of such veterans' organizations. 

2. Amendment. Amend section 103 of said chapter 124, 
as amended by section 1, chapter 185 of the Laws of 1929, 
by striking out the whole thereof and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 103. — — , Rentals, The use of any 
armory, as above provided, shall be subject to such rentals 
as may be fixed by the adjutant-general, approved and alter- 
able by the governor with the advice of the council, said 
rentals to be paid to the adjutant-general of the state, to be 
credited to the armory appropriation. 



1931] Chapter 25 35 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 25. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A NEW APPORTIONMENT FOR THE 
ASSESSMENT OF PUBLIC TAXES. 



Section 

1. Apportionment. 

2. Limitation. 



SECTION 

3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Apportionment. That of every thousand dollars of 
public taxes hereafter to be raised, the proportion which each 
town and place shall pay, and for which the treasurer of the 
state is hereby authorized to issue his warrant, shall be as 
follows, to wit: 

Rockingham County, $106.21 

Atkinson, seventy-four cents $0.74 

Auburn, one dollar and fourteen cents 1.14 

Brentwood, seventy-five cents .75 

Candia, one dollar and eighteen cents 1.18 

Chester, one dollar and twenty-one cents 1.21 

Danville, fifty-two cents .52 

Deerfield, ninety-eight cents .98 

Derry, nine dollars and thirty-five cents 9.35 

East Kingston, fifty-two cents .52 

Epping, one dollar and eighty-nine cents 1.89 

Exeter, eleven dollars and twenty-nine cents 11.29 

Fremont, ninety-seven cents .97 

Greenland, one dollar and eight cents 1.08 

Hampstead, one dollar and sixteen cents 1.16 

Hampton, seven dollars and forty-four cents 7.44 

Hampton Falls, one dollar and fourteen cents 1.14 

Kensington, sixty-one cents .61 

Kingston, one dollar and fourteen cents 1.14 

Londonderry, two dollars and thirty-three cents .... 2.33 



36 Chapter 25 [1931 

New Castle, one dollar $1.00 

Newfields, seventy-three cents .73 

Newington, seventy-seven cents .77 

Newmarket, five dollars and six cents 5.06 

Newton, ninety-three cents .93 

North Hampton, three dollars and twenty-one cents 3.21 

North wood, one dollar and thirty cents 1.30 

Nottingham, eighty-seven cents .87 

Plaistow, one dollar and thirty-eight cents 1.38 

Portsmouth, thirty dollars and ninety-one cents .... 30.91 

Raymond, one dollar and seventy-nine cents 1.79 

Rye, three dollars and ninety-four cents 3.94 

Salem, four dollars and twenty-four cents 4.24 

Sandown, thirty-seven cents .37 

Seabrook, one dollar and forty-two cents 1.42 

South Hampton, forty cents .40 

Stratham, one dollar and one cent 1.01 

Windham, one dollar and forty-four cents 1.44 

Strafford County, $73.78 

Barrington, one dollar and thirteen cents $1.13 

Dover, twenty-eight dollars and five cents 28.05 

Durkam, two dollars and seventy cents 2.70 

Farmington, three dollars and eighty-six cents 3.86 

Lee, seventy-two cents .72 

Madbury, sixty-five cents .65 

Middleton, nineteen cents .19 

Milton, two dollars and seventy-one cents 2.71 

New Durham, seventy-three cents .73 

Rochester, seventeen dollars and twenty-three cents 17.23 

Rollinsford, two dollars and forty cents 2.40 

Somersworth, twelve dollars and thirty-three cents. . 12.33 

Strafford, one dollar and eight cents 1.08 

Belknap County, $49.35 

Alton, two dollars and ninety-seven cents $2.97 

Barnstead, one dollar and thirty cents 1.30 

Belmont, one dollar and sixty-four cents 1.64 

Center Harbor, one dollar and twenty-eight cents ... 1.28 

Gilford, two dollars 2.00 



1931] Chapter 25 37 

Gilmanton, one dollar and nineteen cents $1.19 

Laconia, twenty-six dollars and sixty-two cents .... 26.62 

Meredith, four dollars and nine cents 4.09 

New Hampton, one dollar and ninety-eight cents ... 1.98 

Sanbornton, one dollar and forty-five cents 1.45 

Tilton, four dollars and eighty-three cents 4.83 

Carroll County, $32.48 

Albany, twenty-seven cents $0.27 

Bartlett, one dollar and ninety-nine cents 1.99 

Brookfield, thirty-six cents .36 

Chatham, thirty-two cents .32 

Conway, six dollars and forty-three cents 6.43 

Eaton, forty cents .40 

Effingham, fifty-eight cents .58 

Freedom, seventy-three cents .73 

Hart's Location, nine cents .09 

Jackson, one dollar and forty-five cents 1.45 

Madison, one dollar and seven cents 1.07 

Moultonborough, three dollars 3.00 

Ossipee, two dollars and thirty-six cents 2.36 

Sandwich, two dollars and twenty-three cents 2.23 

Tamworth, two dollars 2.00 

Tuftonboro, one dollar and sixty-four cents 1.64 

Wakefield, two dollars and forty-two cents . 2.42 

Wolfeboro, five dollars and fourteen cents 5.14 

Merrimack County, $127.36 

Allenstown, two dollars and forty cents $2.40 

Andover, two dollars and nine cents 2.09 

Boscawen, two dollars and fifty-one cents 2.51 

Bow, two dollars and nineteen cents 2.19 

Bradford, one dollar and thirty-seven cents 1.37 

Canterbury, one dollar and fifteen cents 1.15 

Chichester, one dollar 1.00 

Concord, sixty-five dollars and seventy-five cents . . . 65.75 

Danbury, eighty cents .80 

Dunbarton, ninety-two cents .92 

Epsom, one dollar and fifty-three cents 1.53 

Franklin, thirteen dollars and forty-two cents 13.42 



38 Chapter 25 [1931 

Henniker, two dollars and sixty cents $2.60 

Hill, one dollar and five cents 1.05 

Hooksett, three dollars and three cents 3.03 

Hopkinton, three dollars and thirty-two cents 3.32 

Loudon, one dollar and thirty-four cents 1.34 

Newbury, one dollar and seventy-nine cents 1.79 

New London, two dollars and seventy cents 2.70 

Northfield, two dollars and twenty-nine cents 2.29 

Pembroke, four dollars and forty-six cents 4.46 

Pittsfield, three dollars and ninety-four cents 3.94 

Salisbury, eighty-six cents .86 

Sutton, one dollar and fifteen cents 1.15 

Warner, two dollars and nine cents 2.09 

Webster, ninety-one cents .91 

Wilmot, seventy cents .70 

Hillsborough County, $307.34 

Amherst, two dollars and eleven cents $2.11 

Antrim, two dollars and twelve cents 2.12 

Bedford, two dollars and thirty-nine cents 2.39 

Bennington, one dollar and fifty-four cents 1.54 

Brookline, one dollar and seven cents 1.07 

Deering, sixty-nine cents .69 

Francestown, eighty-two cents .82 

Goffstown, six dollars and twenty cents 6.20 

Greenfield, ninety cents .90 

Greenville, two dollars and fifty-six cents 2.56 

Hancock, one dollar and sixty cents 1.60 

Hillsborough, four dollars and forty-one cents 4.41 

HoUis, one dollar and seventy-five cents 1.75 

Hudson, two dollars and ninety-four cents 2.94 

Litchfield, seventy-two cents .72 

Lyndeborough, one dollar and six cents 1.06 

Manchester, one hundred seventy-eight dollars and 

eighty-five cents 178.85 

Mason, forty-three cents .43 

Merrimack, two dollars and thirty-three cents 2.33 

Milford, eight dollars and seventy-one cents 8.71 

Mont Vernon, eighty-six cents -86 

Nashua, sixty-five dollars and seventy-one cents .... 65.71 



1931] Chapter 25 39 

New Boston, one dollar and fifty-nine cents $1.59 

New Ipswich, one dollar and forty-eight cents 1.48 

Pelham, one dollar and twenty-nine cents 1.29 

Peterborough, six dollars and eighty-two cents .... 6.82 

Sharon, twenty-seven cents .27 

Temple, forty-four cents .44 

Weare, two dollars and thirty-one cents 2.31 

Wilton, three dollars and twenty-eight cents 3.28 

Windsor, nine cents .09 

Cheshire County, $73.83 

Alstead, one dollar and eleven cents $1.11 

Chesterfield, one dollar and eighty-three cents 1.83 

Dublin, three dollars and one cent 3.01 

Fitzwilliam, one dollar and thirty-six cents 1.36 

Gilsum, fifty-two cents .52 

Harrisville, one dollar and forty-eight cents 1.48 

Hinsdale, four dollars and seventy-one cents 4.71 

Jaffrey, five dollars and sixty-two cents 5.62 

Keene, thirty-three dollars and fifty-nine cents .... 33.59 

Marlborough, two dollars and five cents 2.05 

Marlow, forty-five cents .45 

Nelson, fifty cents .50 

Richmond, fifty-nine cents .59 

Rindge, one dollar and seventy-three cents 1.73 

Roxbury, twenty cents .20 

Stoddard, sixty-four cents .64 

SulHvan, thirty-one cents .31 

Surry, forty-nine cents .49 

Swanzey, two dollars and fifty-two cents 2.52 

Troy, one dollar and ninety-one cents 1.91 

Walpole, five dollars 5.00 

Westmoreland, eighty-five cents .85 

Winchester, three dollars and thirty-six cents 3.36 

Sullivan County, $46.07 

Acworth, fifty-six cents $0.56 

Charlestown, two dollars and seventy-three cents . . 2.73 
Claremont, twenty-four dollars and seventy-four 

cents 24.74 



40 Chapter 25 [1931 

Cornish, one dollar and forty-seven cents $1.47 

Croydon, seventy cents .70 

Goshen, thirty cents .30 

Grantham, forty-one cents .41 

Langdon, thirty-three cents .33 

Lempster, forty-one cents .41 

Newport, seven dollars and sixty-eight cents 7.68 

Plainfield, one dollar and thirty-nine cents 1.39 

Springfield, sixty-seven cents .67 

Sunapee, three dollars and thirty-six cents 3.36 

Unity, ' fifty-five cents .55 

Washington, seventy-seven cents .77 

Grafton County, $95.58 

Alexandria, seventy-four cents $0.74 

Ashland, two dollars and eighty-six cents 2.86 

Bath, one dollar and fifty-three cents 1.53 

Benton, twenty-seven cents .27 

Bethlehem, five dollars and forty-seven cents 5.47 

Bridgewater, ninety-five cents .95 

Bristol, three dollars and ninety-three cents 3.93 

Campton, two dollars and thirteen cents 2.13 

Canaan, two dollars and nine cents 2.09 

Dorchester, forty-one cents .41 

Easton, thirty-one cents .31 

Ellsworth, nine cents .09 

Enfield, two dollars and thirty-eight cents 2.38 

Franconia, one dollar and eighty-six cents 1.86 

Grafton, one dollar 1.00 

Groton, seventy-seven cents .77 

Hanover, seven dollars and ninety-nine cents 7.99 

Haverhill, six dollars and thirty-three cents 6.33 

Hebron, eighty-four cents .84 

Holderness, two dollars and thirty-nine cents 2.39 

Landaff, seventy-five cents .75 

Lebanon, thirteen dollars and seventy cents 13.70 

Lincoln, three dollars and forty-nine cents 3.49 

Lisbon, five dollars and eighty-eight cents 5.88 

Littleton, seven dollars and ninety-one cents 7.91 

Livermore, seventy-four cents .74 



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Lyman, sixty-two cents $0.62 

Lyme, one dollar and fifty-six cents 1.56 

Monroe, three dollars and eighteen cents 3.18 

Orange, twenty-two cents .22 

Orford, one dollar and twentyrsix cents 1.26 

Piermont, one dollar and ten cents 1.10 

Plymouth, five dollars and twenty-six cents 5.26 

Rumney, one dollar and thirty-one cents 1.31 

Thornton, seventy-four cents .74 

Warren, ninety-nine cents .99 

Waterville, thirty-five cents .35 

Wentworth, eighty-five cents .85 

Woodstock, one dollar and thirty-three cents 1.33 

Coos County, $82.37 

Berlin, thirty-four dollars and seventeen cents $34.17 

Carroll, two dollars and ninety-six cents 2.96 

Clarksville, eighty-nine cents .89 

Colebrook, three dollars and ninety-two cents 3.92 

Columbia, ninety-eight cents .98 

Dalton, seventy-four cents .74 

Dummer, eighty-seven cents .87 

Errol, one dollar and twenty-three cents 1.23 

Gorham, seven dollars and ninety-one cents 7.91 

Jefferson, one dollar and sixty-eight cents 1.68 

Lancaster, six dollars and eighty-six cents 6.86 

Milan, one dollar and thirty-eight cents 1.38 

Northumberland, four dollars and sixteen cents .... 4.16 

Pittsburg, four dollars and fifty-six cents 4.56 

Randolph, seventy-six cents .76 

Shelburne, eighty-nine cents .89 

Stark, eighty-one cents .81 

Stewartstown, one dollar and sixty-one cents l.Gl 

Stratford, one dollar and eighty-eight cents 1.88 

Wentworth's Location, twenty-one cents .21 

Whitefield, three dollars and ninety cents 3.90 

Unincorporated Places, $5.63 

Cambridge, one dollar and forty cents $1.40 

Crawford's Purchase, eleven cents .11 



42 Chapter 26 [1931 

Dixville, one dollar and forty-seven cents $1.47 

Dix's Grant, forty-eight cents .48 

Erving's Grant, one cent .01 

Gilmanton and Atkinson Academy Grant, nineteen 

cents .19 

Green's Grant, eight cents .08 

Hale's Location, two cents .02 

Millsfield, seventy-two cents .72 

Odell, thirty-nine cents .39 

Sargent's Purchase, five cents .05 

Second College Grant, sixteen cents .16 

Success, fifty-two cents .52 

Thompson and Meserve Purchase, three cents .03 

2. Limitation. The same shall be the proportion of as- 
sessment of all public taxes until a new apportionment shall 
be made and established, and the treasurer for the time being 
shall issue his warrant accordingly. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 26. 



AN ACT EXTENDING THE DANIEL WEBSTER HIGHWAY. 



Section 

1. Route extended to Pittsburg. 

2. Application of laws. 



Section 

3. Assistance by towns. 

4. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Route Extended. Amend section 1, chapter 33 of the 
Laws of 1921, as amended by chapters 28 and 53 of the Laws 
of 1925, by striking out the words "to the Connecticut river 
in the town of Stewartstown in order to connect with the 
Canadian International Highway at Beecher Falls, Vermont 
on the boundary line between the United States and Canada, 
established by what is known as the Webster-Ashburton 
Treaty," and inserting in place thereof the words ; to Beecher 
Falls in the town of Stewartstown, thence through Clarks- 
ville on the easterly side of the Connecticut river, thence 



1931] Chapter 26 43 

across the Connecticut river to an intersection with the state- 
aided road in the town of Pittsburg, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: Section 1. That the great 
New Hampshire highway described as follows, beginning at 
the Massachusetts state boundary and running northerly on 
the Merrimack Valley road through Nashua to Queen City 
avenue in Manchester, thence easterly over the Queen City 
bridge at the Merrimack river to Ehn street, thence northerly 
on Elm street to Granite street, thence northerly over said 
Merrimack Valley road through Concord, Boscawen and 
Franklin (which, in the last named town, runs within about 
three miles of the Daniel Webster birthplace) , Tilton, Laconia, 
Meredith, Plymouth, and Woodstock, and thence through the 
Franconia Notch to Twin Mountain in the town of Carroll, 
now known as the Profile and Lafayette roads, and the road 
or highway running northerly from Twin Mountain in the 
town of Carroll through Carroll, Whitefield, Lancaster, North- 
umberland and Stratford to Colebrook, now known as the 
West Side road, thence extending northerly from the town of 
Colebrook to Beecher Falls in the town of Stewartstown, 
thence through Clarksville on the easterly side of the Con- 
necticut river, thence across the Connecticut river to an inter- 
section with the state-aided road in the town of Pittsburg, is 
hereby given the name of the Daniel Webster Highway, and 
the governor and council are authorized to direct all things 
necessary to suitably mark and designate accordingly. 

2. Application of Laws. Further amend said chapter 33 
of the Laws of 1921 by adding after section 1 the following 
new section: Sect. 2. All the laws now in effect in regard 
to the construction and maintenance of trunk line highways 
shall apply in the construction and maintenance of this trunk 
line. 

3. Assistance by Towns. The town of Pittsburg is hereby 
authorized to raise money for and expend the same to assist 
the towns of Clarksville and Stewartstown in paying their 
share of the expense for the construction of that portion of 
the Daniel Webster highway lying within said towns of 
Clarksville and Stewartstown, as provided for by section 5, 
chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 



44 Chapter 27 [1931 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 27. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO MAINTENANCE OF TRUNK LINE AND STATE- 
AIDED HIGHW^AYS BY MUNICIPALITIES. 

Section Sixtkjnt 

1. Maintenance of trunk lines and 2. Takes effect, 

state-aided highways. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Trunk Lines and State-Aided Highways. Amend sec- 
tion 10, chapter 84 of the Public Laws by striking out all of 
said section after the word "commissioner" in the third line 
and inserting in place thereof the following: and in case any 
city, town or place in the opinion of the commissioner is not 
adequately equipped or prepared to prosecute the maintenance 
or repairs of said highway, or neglects to comply with the 
requirements of the commissioner, the commissioner may ex- 
pend the necessary amounts and the town's share of the cost 
thereof shall be added to the state tax for such city, town or 
place for the next year, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: 10. Maintenance. All trunk lines and 
state-aided highways shall be maintained by the city, town or 
place within which they are located, at its expense and to the 
satisfaction of the commissioner; and in case any city, town 
or place in the opinion of the commissioner is not adequately 
equipped or prepared to prosecute the maintenance or repairs 
of said highway, or neglects to comply with the requirements 
of the commissioner, the commissioner may expend the neces- 
sary amounts and the town's share of the cost thereof shall 
be added to the state tax for such city, town or place for the 
next year. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1931.] 



1931] 



Chapter 28 



45 



CHAPTER 28. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE PUBLICATION OF STATE AND 
PROVINCIAL RECORDS. 



Section Section 

L Assistants for publication of 4. Appropriation for publication 

early state records. of early records. 

2. Distribution of state records. 5. Takes effect. 

3. Distribution of state publica- 

tions. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Assistants. Amend section 9, chapter 5 of the Public 
Laws by adding at the end of said section the following: and 
may employ such assistants as the governor and council may 
approve, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: 9. State and Provincial Records. The secretary of 
state, with the approval of the governor and council, may 
from time to time collect, arrange, transcribe and cause to be 
printed such portions of the early state and provincial records 
as he may deem expedient. He shall determine the style, 
form and quantity to be printed and may employ such 
assistants as the governor and council may approve. 

2. Distribution. Amend chapter 5 of the Public Laws by 

adding after section 9 the following new section : 9-a. . 

The publications authorized under the provisions of the pre- 
ceding section shall be distributed as follows: One copy to 
each city and town in the state, one copy to such of the public 
libraries in the state as the governor may designate, fifty 
copies to the New Hampshire Historical Society, fifty copies 
to the state library and the remainder to be placed in the 
custody of the secretary of state, who is hereby authorized 
to exchange the same for similar pubHcations by other states. 

3. Amendment. Amend section 10, chapter 5 of the 
Public Laws by inserting before the figure "8" in the second 
line of said section the word, and, and by striking out the word 
and figure "and 9" in the same line of said section, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 10. Distribu- 
tion of Publications. One copy of each publication provided 
for in sections 2, 5, 6, and 8 shall be sent by the department 
responsible for its issue, free of charge, to each of the follow- 
ing officers and bodies : Governor, each member of the coun- 



46 Chapter 29 [1931 

cil, each department and institution of the state, the justices 
and clerks of the supreme and superior courts, each free 
public library established under the laws of the state, the 
town clerk of each town, the library of Confess, and the 
state or territorial library of each state and territory in the 
United States. Said departments may make such further 
free distribution of such publications as they may deem wise, 
or as the governor and council may direct ; provided, Lhat each 
member of the legislature shall be furnished one copy of the 
manual and of the session laws and one copy of each depart- 
mental and institutional report on application, 

4. Appropriation. The sum of twenty-three hundred dol- 
lars for the year ending June 30, 1933, is hereby appropriated 
for the collection, publication and distribution of the records, 
as authorized by section 1 hereof and the governor is author- 
ized to draw his warrant for the same out of any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July, 1931. 
[Approved March 11, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 29. 

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR BOATS. 

Section I Section 

1. Muffling devices on motor 2. Takes effect, 

boats. I 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ho7ise of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Motor Boats. Amend section 20 of chapter 151 of 
the Public Laws, as amended by chapter 111 of the Laws of 
1929, by striking out all of said section, and substituting in 
place thereof the following: 20. Muffling Devices. It shall 
be unlawful to use within the jurisdiction of this state a boat 
propelled, in whole or in part, by gas, gasoline, or naphtha, un- 
less the same is provided with an under-water exhaust or 
other muffling device so constructed and used as to muffle 
the noise of the explosion. Boats operating in a race under 
the auspices of a recognized boat club shall not be subject to 
the provisions of this act provided such club shall have 
obtained special license to hold such race from the public 



1931] Chapters 30, 31 47 

service commission, who shall have the power to revoke the 
registration of any boat operated by any person in violation 
of this act. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 30. 

AN ACT CHANGING THE NAMES OF PLUMMER AND BOG PONDS 
IN THE TOWN OF SANBORNTON TO HERMIT LAKE. 

Section I Sf.ction 

1. Name of Hermit lake given. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hotise of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Names Changed. The pond in the town of Sanbornton 
recently created by the uniting of Plummer pond and Bog 
pond shall be known as Hermit lake. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 31. 



AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF UNION LAKE IN THE TOWN OF 
BARRINGTON TO SWAIN'S POND. 

Section I Section 

1. Name changed. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Name Changed. The name of Union lake in the town 
of Harrington is hereby changed to Swain's pond. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1931.] 



Property of 

THE BUREAU OF GOVERNMENT RESt^'vCrt 

University of Hew Hampshire 

Durham, New Hampshire 



48 Chapters 32, 33 [1931 

CHAPTER 32. 

AN ACT RELATING TO ICE FISHING ON BIG DIAMOND POND. 

Section Sixniox 

1. Open season for ice fishing on 2. Takes effect. 

Big Diamond pond. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Ice Fishing. Amend chapter 200 of the Public Laws 
by adding after section 25 the following new section: 25-a. 
Big Diamond Pond in Stewartstown, It shall be unlawful to 
fish for lake trout or salmon through the ice upon Big 
Diamond pond in Stewartstown, except that not over four 
lake trout may be taken by one person in one day through the 
ice between February first and April first. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take efi'ect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 33. 



AN ACT RELATING TO TAKING DEER IN CERTAIN TOWNS IN COOS 

COUNTY. 

Section [ Section 

L Taking deer in Coos connty. | 2. Repeal ; takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate ayid House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Deer. Amend section 2, chapter 198, of the Public 
Laws, as amended by chapter 55 of the Laws of 1927, by in- 
serting, after the word "Coos" in the second line thereof, the 
following: except in the towns of Dalton, Whitefield and 
Carroll, and by inserting after the word "Grafton" in the 
fourth line of said section, the following: and the towns of 
Dalton, Whitefield and Carroll in the county of Coos, so that 
said section, as amended, shall read as follows: 2. Taking, 
Time. Wild deer may be captured or taken after 5 a. m. 
and before 6 p. m. as follows: In the county of Coos, except 
in the towns of Dalton, Whitefield and Carroll, from October 
fifteenth to December first; in the county of Grafton, and 
the towns of Dalton, Whitefield and Carroll in the county of 



1931] Chapters 34, 35 49 

Coos, from November first to December sixteenth; in the 
county of Carroll from November fifteenth to December six- 
teenth ; in the county of Cheshire from December first to De- 
cember sixteenth; *and from all the other counties in the 
state, from December first to January first. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of facts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take effec'. 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 34. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAKING OF QUAIL. 

Section I Sixtion 

1. Open season for quail; limit of I 2. Amendment. 
taking. I 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Open Season for Quail. Amend chapter 199 of the 
Public Laws by adding after section 8 the following new sec- 
tions: 8-a. Quail. Quail may be taken and possessed from 
October fifteenth to November fifteenth. 8-b. Limit. A 
person may take no more than five quail in one day. 

2. Amendment. Amend section 8 of said chapter 199 by 
striking out the word "quail" in the second line so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: 8. Upland 
Plover, etc. There shall be no open season for European 
partridge, upland plover, and wood duck. 

[Approved March 11, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 35. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAXATION OF INCOME AND DIVIDENDS. 

Section 1. Who taxable. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hoitse of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Who Taxable. Amend subsection I of section 2 of 
chapter 65 of the Public Laws by adding at the end of said 



*Amended, chapter 154, post. 



50 



Chapter 36 



[1931 



subsection the following, and individuals who have ceased to 
be residents of this state during the preceding calendar year 
for such part of the year as they were residents in this state, 
so that said subsection as amended shall read as follows: I. 
Individuals who are inhabitants or residents of this state on 
January first in any year, and individuals who have ceased to 
be residents of this state during the preceding calendar year 
for such part of the year as they were residents in this state. 
[Approved March 16, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 36. 

AN ACT RELATING TO REGULATION OF AVIATION. 



Section 


Si-:c'i 


ION 




1. Aircraft registration. 

2. Airmen registration. 

3. Airport registration. 

4. Term of registration. 


5. 

(i. 
7. 


Public service commission 

administer act. 
Penalty. 

Payment of fees. 
Takes efifect. 


to 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Aircraft Registration. Resident owners of civil air- 
craft and non-resident owners intending to use in the state 
civil aircraft for gain or hire shall, prior to flying such air- 
craft in the state, register the same with the public service 
commission and pay therefor a fee of ten dollars. 

2. Airmen Registration. Any resident airman and any 
non-resident airman acting as such in the state for gain or 
hire shall, prior to operating civil aircraft, register with the 
public service commission and pay therefor a fee of five 
dollars. 

3. Airport Registration. Any person, partnership, corpo- 
ration or association owning, managing or leasing a landing 
field or airport operated for gain or hire, shall register the 
landing field or airport with the public service commission and 
pay therefor the sum of twenty-five dollars. 

4. Term of Registration. The registrations herein pro- 
vided for shall be for the duration of the calendar year in 
which made. 

5. Power to Regulate. The public service commission in 
the administration of this act is authorized to make such 



1931] Chapter 37 51 

regulations as are necessary to execute the functions vested 
in it hereunder. 

6. Penalty. If any person, partnership, corporation or 
association violates any of the provisions hereof or the regula- 
tions established by the public service commission he shall 
be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not 
more than six months or both. 

7. Payment of Fees. All fees collected hereunder shall 
be paid to the public service commission and receipted for by 
the inspector or an assistant inspector and so much thereof 
paid into the state treasury by the commission as shall equal 
the amount appropriated by the legislature for aviation. All 
sums received by the commission in excess of said appropria- 
tion may be expended by the commission in the regulation of 
aviation, including the enforcing of the rules and regulations 
covering aviation. 

8. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 37. 



AN ACT PROVIDING A FEE FOR REGISTERING BRANDS FOR BOTTLES 
AND OTHER CONTAINERS. 

Section Section 

1. Fee for registering brands for 2. Takes effect, 

bottles, etc. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Fee. Section 10 of chapter 170 of the Public Laws is 
hereby amended by adding at the end of said section the fol- 
lowing: The fee for registration with the secretary of state 
shall be one dollar for each brand so registered; so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: 10. Registering. 
A person engaged in buying, selling or dealing in milk or 
cream in cans or bottles, or bottling or selling beverages in 
bottles or vessels with his name and the word registered 
branded, engraved, blown or otherwise produced thereon, or 
on the boxes used by him, may register the same by filing in 
the office of the clerk of the city or town in which his principal 



52 Chapter 38 [1931 

place of business is situated, and also in the office of the secre- 
tary of state, a description of the name so used by him, and 
publishing such description once in each of four successive 
weeks in a newspaper, if any, published in the city or town 
in which said description has been filed ; otherwise, in a news- 
paper published in the county. The fee for registration with 
the secretary of state shall be one dollar for each brand so 
registered. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 38. 



AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC HEARINGS BEFORE THE FISH AND 
GAME ADVISORY BOARD. 

Section Section 

1. Publication of rulings of fish 2. Takes effect, 

and game advisory board ; 
public hearings. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Fish and Game Advisory Board. Amend chapter 197 
of the Public Laws, as amended by chapter 31 of the Laws of 
1929, by inserting after section 67 the following new sections : 
67-a. Publication. After making any ruling under the pro- 
visions of section 64 the fish and game advisory board shall 
cause to be published, in a newspaper of general circulation 
in this state, a statement of the reasons for such ruhng. 
67-b. Public Hearings. When twenty-five or more residents 
of a county affected by any ruling of said board are dissatisfied 
with such ruling they may file with said board a written peti- 
tion for a public hearing. Upon receipt of such petition said 
board shall immediately publish, at least once in a newspaper 
published in the county affected by such ruling, said petition 
and the names of the signers thereof. The board shall also 
publish at the same time and in the same manner notice of a 
hearing upon said petition. Said hearing shall be held, within 
ten days after the receipt of said petition by said board, in 



1931] Chapter 39 53 

some place within the county affected. Said board shall within 
one week after said hearing review such ruling and make a 
further order approving, modifying or rescinding the original 
ruling, which further order, with the reasons therefor, shall 
be published by said board at least once in a newspaper 
published in said county. 

2. Takes- Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 39. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE MANNER OF TAKING DEER. 

Section Section 

1. Taking deer in the town of 2. Takes effect. 

Hooksett. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Hooksett. Amend section 4 of chapter 198 of the 
Public Laws, by inserting after the word "Northfield" in line 
12 of said section the words, the eastern part of the town of 
Hooksett bounded on the northeast by Allenstown, east by 
Deerfield, southeast by Candia and west by the old Ports- 
mouth Railroad, so that said section as amended shall read as 

follows: 4. , Manner. Wild deer shall not be taken 

with the aid or by the use of a dog, jack, artificial light, trap, 
snare or salt lick; nor by the use of any firearm other than a 
shotgun loaded with a single ball or loose buckshot within the 
counties of Hillsborough, Rockingham, Belknap or Merrimack, 
with the following exceptions: The towns of Windsor, Hills- 
borough, Bennington, Deering, Francestown, Weare, Antrim, 
Hancock, Greenfield, New Boston, Lyndeborough, Temple, 
Sharon, New Ipswich, Greenville, Mason, Wilton and Peter- 
borough in the county of Hillsborough ; the towns of Andover, 
Chichester, Wilmot, Danbury, Canterbury, Hill, New London, 
Sutton, Bradford, Warner, Salisbury, Newbury, Webster, 
Allenstown, Loudon, Pittsfield, Epsom, Boscawen, Hopkinton, 
Dunbarton, Bow, Northfield, the eastern part of the town of 
Hooksett bounded on the northeast by Allenstown, east by 
Deerfield, southeast by Candia and west by the old Ports- 



54 Chapters 40, 41 [1931 

mouth Railroad, and Henniker in the county of Merrimack; 
the towns of Sanbornton, Alton, Gilmanton, Barnstead, Bel- 
mont, Meredith, Center Harbor and New Hampton in the 
county of Belknap; and the towns of Candia, Auburn, Deer- 
field, Northwood, Nottingham, Raymond and Epping, in the 
county of Rockingham. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage, 

[Approved March 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 40. 

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF HARES AND RABBITS. 

Section Section 

1. Sale of wild hares and rabbits 2. Takes effect, 

prohibited. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Hares and Rabbits. Amend section 13, chapter 198 of 
the Public Laws by inserting before the word "hares" the 
word, wild, by inserting before the word "be" the word, not, 
and by striking out all of said section after the word "sold," 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 13. 
Sale Prohibited. Wild hares and rabbits may not be bought 
and sold. 

2. Takes Eflfect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 41. 



AN ACT TO PROHIBIT FISHING THROUGH THE ICE IN NORTHWOOD 

LAKE. 



Section 

1. Ice fishing prohibited. 



Section 

2. Penalty. 

3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senxite and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Ice Fishing Prohibited. All persons are prohibited 



1931] Chapter 42 55 

from fishing through the ice, for a period of five years from 
the passage of this act, in the waters of Northwood lake in 
the town of Northwood. 

2. Penalty. Any person violating the provisions of this 
act shall be fined ten dollars. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 42. 



AN ACT TO CLOSE TO FISHING ALL TRIBUTARIES OF THE DEAD 

DIAMOND AND SWIFT DIAMOND RIVERS LOCATED IN 

SECOND DARTMOUTH COLLEGE GRANT. 



Section 
1. Closed season 
waters. 



Section 

2. Penalty. 

3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Closed Season. All persons are forbidden from fishing 
for a period of three years from the passage of this act in the 
tributaries of the Dead Diamond river in the Second Dart- 
mouth College Grant including Chase, Merrill, Lummis and 
Lamb Valley brooks and Lamb Valley pond, also in the tribu- 
taries of the Swift Diamond river in the Second Dartmouth 
College Grant including Alder, Bennett and Lary brooks and 
Four Mile brook above the Sluice, so called, which is situated 
about a mile above the junction of the Swift Diamond river 
and Four Mile brook. 

2. Penalty. Any person violating the provisions of this 
act shall be fined ten dollars and five dollars additional for each 
fish taken in violation hereof. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 18, 1931.] 



56 Chapters 43, 44 [1931 

CHAPTER 43. 

AN ACT TO CLOSE CERTAIN BROOKS IN THE TOWNS OF ERROL 
AND DUMMER. 



Section 

1. Closed season in certain brooks 
in Errol and Dummer. 



Section 

2. Penalty. 

3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Towns of Errol and Dummer. All persons are forbid- 
den from fishing for a period of three years from the passage 
of this act in Sessions Pond brook, Millsfield Pond brook, 
Jacknife Hill brook and Smoky Camp brook located in the 
town of Errol and Twitchell brook in the town of Dummer, 
said brooks flowing from the west into the Androscoggin 
river. 

2. Penalty. Any person violating the provisions of this 
act shall be fined ten dollars and five dollars additional for 
each fish taken in violation hereof. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 44. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAKING OF BROOK TROUT FROM BEAVER 
FOND IN WOODSTOCK. 

Section I Section 

1. Taking l)rook trout. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Brook Trout. Paragraph III of section 1 of chapter 200 
of the Public Laws is hereby amended by inserting therein 
after the word "Millsfield," where it appears the second time, 
the following: and Beaver pond in Woodstock; so that said 
paragraph as amended shall read as follows: III. Those not 
less than seven inches in length may be taken with a fly from 
Profile lake in Franconia from June fifteenth to October first, 
Little Millsfield and Moose ponds in the town of Millsfield and 



1931] Chapter 45 57 

Beaver pond in Woodstock from May twentieth to October 
first. 

2. Takes Efifect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 45. 

AN ACT TO ALLOW THE TAKING OF BASS IN PARTRIDGE LAKE. 



Section 

1. Taking black bass in Partridge 
lake. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Partridge Lake. Amend section 7, chapter 200 of the 
Public Laws, as amended by chapters 23 and 95 of the Laws 
of 1929, by adding at the end of said section the following: 
Black bass of any size and in any quantity may be taken and 
possessed at any time from the waters of Partridge lake in 
the towns of Littleton and Lyman, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 7. Black Bass. Black bass 
not less than nine inches in length may be taken and 
possessed from July first to January first, except that in Lake 
Sunapee bass may in addition be taken by the use of artificial 
flies, without weight, by casting only, from June fifteenth to 
July first. A person may take in one day a total of not more 
than ten pounds of black bass provided that if he has taken 
less than ten pounds he shall be entitled to take one additional 
fish. Black bass of any size and in any quantity may be taken 
and possessed at any time from the waters of Partridge lake in 
the towns of Littleton and Lyman. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 19, 1931.] 



58 Chapters 46, 47 [1931 

CHAPTER 46. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAKING OF SHAD. 

Section Si-xtion 

1. Taking shad from Winnipe- 2. Takes effect, 

saukee lake. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Winnipesaukee Lake. Amend section 14 of chapter 
200 of the Public Laws by striking out all of said section and 

inserting in place thereof the following: 14. , Limit. 

The taking of more than twelve shad or whitefish in one day 
from the waters of Winnipesaukee lake is prohibited between 
the first day of January and the fifteenth of June, and the 
taking of more than six such fish in one day from the said 
waters is prohibited between the fifteenth day of June and 
the first day of October. The taking of more than six shad or 
whitefish in one day from the waters of Paugus lake or Win- 
nisquam lake is prohibited. 

2. .Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 19, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 47. 

AN ACT RELATING TO ANNUAL REPORTS OF COUNTY OFFICERS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Sectton 

1. Annual reports of county of- 
ficers, publication, penalty. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. County Officers, Annual Reports. Amend section 1 of 
chapter 41 of the Public Laws by striking out all of said sec- 
tion after the word "form" in the fifth line and inserting in 
place thereof the following, before or during the month of 
February following. Whoever violates any provision of this 
section shall be fined twenty-five dollars, said fine to be paid 
to the treasurer of the county of which said person is an of- 
ficial, so that said section as amended shall lead as follows: 
1. Making; Publication; Penalty. The sheriff, the jailer, 



1931] Chapter 48 59 

the physician, the clerk of court, the soHcitor, the treasurer, 
the county commissioners and the superintendent of the 
county farm of each county shall make up their several re- 
ports to the close of December thirty-first, annually, and the 
same shall be printed together in pamphlet form before or 
during the month of February following. Whoever violates 
any provision of this section shall be fined twenty-five dollars, 
said fine to be paid to the treasurer of the county of which 
said person is an official. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 19, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 48. 



AN ACT AFFIRMING THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE FEDERAL VOCA- 
TIONAL REHABILITATION ACT AND APPROPRIATING 
MONEY TO MAKE THE SAME EFFECTIVE. 

Section Section 

1. Acceptance affirmed. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Appropriation. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Acceptance Affirmed. The acceptance of the provisions 
and benefits of the act of congress entitled "An Act to provide 
for the promotion of vocational rehabilitation of persons dis- 
abled in industry or otherwise and their return to civil em- 
ployment," made by chapter 18 of the Laws of 1925, is hereby 
affirmed. 

2. Appropriation. There is hereby appropriated for the 
purpose of vocational rehabilitation of persons disabled in in- 
dustry or otherwise, the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) , 
the same to be immediately available and to be expended by 
the state board of education under the direction of the gover- 
nor and council, to the extent that an equal sum may be made 
available by the federal government for the same purpose. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 19, 1931.] 



60 



Chapters 49, 50 



[1931 



CHAPTER 49. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE EXPIRATION OF LICENSES FOR THE 
PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC. 



Section 

1. Change of date for expiration 
of chiropractic licenses. 



bECTION 

2. Extension of licenses issued. 

3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Change of Date. Amend section 13-a of chapter 206 of 
the Public Laws as inserted by section 3, chapter 30 of the 
Laws of 1929, by striking out the word "May" in the third 
line and inserting in place thereof the word, July, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: 13-a. Expiration. 
All licenses and renewals issued under the provisions of this 
chapter shall expire on the first day of July following the is- 
suance thereof. 

2. Extension. Licenses and renewals for the practice of 
chiropractic issued for the year ending May 1, 1931, and 
not revoked under the provisions of section 14 of said chapter 
206 shall expire July 1, 1931. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 19, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 50. 

AN ACT RELATING TO ITINERANT VENDORS. 



Section Section 

1. Temporary or transient busi- 3. Authority granted for prose- 

ness defined. cution of violations of chap- 

2. Exceptions. ter. 

4. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Temporary or Transient Business. Section 1 of chapter 
158 of the Public Laws is hereby amended by adding at the 
end of said section the following : Temporary or transient 
business for the purposes of this chapter shall mean and in- 
clude any exhibition and sale of goods, wares or merchandise 
which is carried on in any tent, booth, building or other 



1931] Chapter 50 61 

structure, unless such place is open for business during usual 
business hours for a period of at least nine months in each 
calendar year, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 1. Defined. For all purposes of this chapter the 
words itinerant vendors mean all persons, both principals and 
agents, who engage in a temporary or transient business in 
this state, either in one locality or traveling from place to 
place, selling goods, wares and merchandise from stock or by 
sample for future delivery, and who, for the purpose of carry- 
ing on such business, hire or occupy any building or structure 
for the exhibition and sale of such goods, wares and merchan- 
dise or samples. Temporary or transient business for the 
purposes of this chapter shall mean and include any exhibition 
and sale of goods, wares or merchandise which is carried on 
in any tent, booth, building or other structure, unless such 
place is open for business during usual business hours for a 
period of at least nine months in each calendar year. 

2. . Section 3 of chapter 158 of the Public Laws is 

hereby amended by adding thereto the following: nor to sales 
of goods, wares, or merchandise by any person who engages 
in temporary or transient business in any town in which taxes 
have been assessed upon his stock in trade during the current 
year, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
3. Exceptions. The provisions of this chapter shall not 
apply to sales made to dealers by commercial travelers or sell- 
ing agents, nor to hawkers or peddlers, nor to sales of goods, 
wares, or merchandise by any person who engages in tempo- 
rary or transient business in any town in which taxes have 
been assessed upon his stock in trade during the current year. 

3. Authority Granted. Said chapter 158 of the Public 
Laws is hereby further amended by adding thereto the fol- 
lowing section: 22. Prosecutions. The secretary of state 
and his agents shall cause to be arrested and prosecuted, and 
within their respective towns constables and police officers 
shall arrest and prosecute, every itinerant vendor whom they 
may have reason to believe guilty of violating any provision 
of this chapter. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



62 Chapters 51, 52 [1931 

CHAPTER 51. 

AN ACT RELATING TO CLERICAL ASSISTANTS IN THE STATE 
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 

Section I Section 

1. Highway department. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. State Highway Commissioner. Amend section 6, chap- 
ter 83 of the PubHc Laws, as amended by chapter 8 of the 
Laws of 1929, by striking out the words "in the state house" 
in lines two and three, also by striking out the words "an 
accountant at a salary not exceeding two thousand four hun- 
dred dollars a year and" in lines three and four so that said 

section as amended shall read as follows: 6. , Offices; 

Assistants. He shall be provided with suitable quarters for 
his office and that of the department and may employ such 
expert and clerical assistance as in his opinion is necessary, 
subject to the approval of the governor and council as to 
compensation. 

2. Takes Effect, All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 52. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SUPPRESSION OF GYPSY AND BROWN- 
TAIL MOTHS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Deputy in charge of the 

supression of gypsy and 

brown-tail moths. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Suppression of Gypsy and Brown-tail Moths. Amend 
chapter 190 of the PubHc Laws by adding after section 1 the 
following new section: 1-a. Deputy in Charge. The com- 
missioner of agriculture shall appoint, with the approval of 
the governor and council, a deputy to have charge of the sup- 



1931] Chapters 53, 54 63 

pression of the gypsy and brown-tail moths. Said deputy 
shall be allowed his actual expenses when on official duties 
elsewhere than in the office of the department. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 53. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAKING OF WHITE PERCH. 

Section 1. Open season for taking white perch. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Open Season. Amend section 10 of chapter 200 of the 
Public Laws by striking out in line two of said section the 
word "September" and inserting in place thereof the word, 
November, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: 10. White Perch. White perch not less than seven 
inches in length may be taken from June first to November 
first. A person may take a total of not more than ten pounds 
of white perch in one day. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 54. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE TAKING OF HORNED POUT OR 
BULLHEAD. 

Section Section 

L Open season for taking horned 2. Takes effect. 

pout. 

Be it enacted by the Senate a?id House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Open Season. Amend section 15, chapter 200 of the 
Public Laws, as amended by chapter 25 of the Laws of 1927 
and chapter 25 of the Laws of 1929, by striking out the words 
"June first" in the third and fourth lines and inserting in 
place thereof the words, June fifteenth, and by inserting after 
the words "November first" in the fourth line the words, pro- 



64 Chapter 55 [1931 

vided that no person shall take any such fish from Robart- 
wood lake in the town of Campton except between June 
fifteenth and September first, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 15. Horned Pout. Except in the 
county of Coos and from the Connecticut river, no person shall 
take any catfish, commonly called horned pout or bullhead, 
except between June fifteenth and November first, provided 
that no person shall take any such fish from Robartwood lake 
in the town of Campton except between June fifteenth and 
September first ; and in no event shall a person take more than 
a total of forty horned pout between twelve o'clock noon in 
any day and twelve o'clock noon of the following day. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 55. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAKING OF SMELT. 

Section I Section 

1. Taking of salt water smelt. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Salt Water Smelt. Amend section 34 of chapter 200 
of the Public Laws by striking out after the word "Durham," 
in line five thereof the following: "or in that portion of the 
Exeter river lying between Portsmouth & Concord bridge 
and an imaginary line drawn from Whetstone Point in 
the town of Stratham to Hilton's Point in the town of 
Newfields," so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: 34. , Nets. No person shall use or have in use 

a seine, weir or net for the taking of smelt in the Piscataqua 
river and its tributaries and Little Harbor and its tributaries 
easterly of an imaginary line drawn from the easterly end of 
the Portsmouth & Concord bridge to Adams' Point in the 
town of Durham. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



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CHAPTER 56. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE LIMIT OF TAKING BROOK TROUT FROM 
ROBARTWOOD LAKE. 

Section I Si-xtion 

1. Taking hrook trout. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Brook Trout. Amend section 5, chapter 200 of the 
Pubhc Laws, as amended by section 9, chapter 65, Laws of 
1927, by inserting- after the word "fish" in the fourth Hne the 
words, and provided further that from Robartwood lake in 
the town of Campton a person may take in one day a total of 
not more than ten brook trout, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 5. Limit. A person may take in one 
day a total of not more than five pounds of brook trout pro- 
vided that so long- as he has taken less than five pounds he 
shall be entitled to take one additional fish, and provided 
further that from Robartwood lake in the town of Campton 
a person may take in one day a total of not more than ten 
brook trout. He may have in his possession at one time a 
total of not more than two days' legal catch of brook trout. A 
person may take a total of not more than six salmon, aureolus 
or lake trout collectively in one day and a person or party ir- 
respective of the number of persons therein, trolling from 
any one boat, upon any of the waters of this state, shall not 
take or kill more than six fish in any one calendar day of the 
species of salmon, lake trout or aureolus trout collectively; 
and, for the purposes hereof, each member of the party, and 
the person or persons in charge of the boat present when any 
violation of this section takes place, shall all be regarded as 
principals and shall each be liable for the penalty hereinafter 
prescribed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



66 Chapters 57, 58 [1931 

CHAPTER 57. 

AN ACT RELATING TO TAKING LAKE TROUT FROM BIG DIAMOND 
POND AND BIG GREENOUGH POND. 

Section j Section 

1. Taking lake trout. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Open Season. Amend section 3, chapter 200 of the 
Public Laws, as amended by section 8, chapter 65, Laws of 
1927, by striking out the word "twentieth" in the eighth line 
and inserting in place thereof the word, first, so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows: 3. Lake Trout. 
Lake trout not less than fifteen inches in length may be taken 
and possessed from January first to September first, except 
that those not less than twelve inches in length may be taken 
and possessed during said period from the waters of Stinson 
lake in the town of Rumney, and except that those not less 
than ten inches in length may be taken and possessed from 
Big Diamond pond and Big Greenough pond from May first to 
September first. Those of legal length may be taken by the 
use of a fly only during the month of September from Big 
Diamond pond and Big Greenough pond. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 58. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PENALTY FOR INCEST. 

Section I Section 

I. Penalty increased. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Penalty Increased. Amend section 7, chapter 386 of 
the Public Laws by striking out the words "punished as in 
case of adultery" in the fourth line and inserting in place 
thereof the words, fined not more than one thousand dollars 
or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, so that 



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67 



said section as amended shall read as follows: 7. Incest. 
All persons within the degrees of consanguinity or affinity in 
which marriages are prohibited or declared by law to be in- 
cestuous, who shall intermarry with or carnally know each 
other, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or 
imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 25, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 59. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE 
COMMISSION. 



Section 

I. Flowage rights; hearing be- 
fore public service commis- 
sion. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Flowage Rights. Amend section 33 of chapter 218 of 
the Public Laws by striking out all of said section and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following so that said section shall 
read as follows: 33. Hearing; Order. The commission 
shall, after hearing, determine whether it will be of public use 
and benefit to grant the rights asked for, and in determining 
whether it will be of public use and benefit, shall give due con- 
sideration to the effect upon scenic and recreational values 
and upon fish and wild life and upon the natural flow of the 
water in the stream below the dam and any hazards to naviga- 
tion, fishing, bathing, and other public uses. The commission 
shall, in all cases, investigate the question whether the cutting 
clean and removal of all timber and tree growth from all or 
any part of the flowage area is reasonably required in the 
public interests; and in such cases as it shall find that such 
cutting clean and removal of all timber and tree growth from 
all or any part of the flowage area are so required, it shall be 
a condition to the exercise of such rights that such cutting 
clean and removal of all timber and tree growth shall be done. 
The commission shall, in its order, embody all its findings. 



68 Chapters 60, 61 [1931 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 25, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 60. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TAKING OF LAND AND EASEMENTS 
IN LAND BY EMINENT DOMAIN FOR AIRPORTS. 

Section Section 

1. Taking of land by eminent do- 2. Takes effect, 

main for landing fields. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Landing- Fields. Amend chapter 182 of the Laws of 
1929, by inserting after section 11 two new sections which 
shall be 11-a and 11-b, which shall read as follows: 11-a. 
, Eminent Domain. Any such person, firm, or corpora- 
tion, may upon petition to the public service commission take 
land and easements in land by eminent domain for the pur- 
pose of establishing, maintaining or improving such airport 
or landing field. 11-b. , — — , Procedure. The proceed- 
ings in said petition shall be as provided in sections 3, 3-a, 3-b, 
3-c, 5, 5-a, 6, 6-a, 6-b, 6-c, and 7 of chapter 244 of the Public 
Laws as amended by chapter 85 of the Laws of 1929. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 25, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 61. 

AN ACT RELATING TO DAIRY PRODUCTS. 



Section 

1. Pasteurization regulated. 

2. Enforcement hy boards of 

health. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Pasteurization Regulated. Amend chapter 163 of the 
Public Laws by adding a new section 35-a, to follow section 35 



1931] Chapter 62 69 

and to read as follows: 35-a. Pasteurization Regulated. 

The state board of health is empowered to adopt regulations 
g'overning the pasteurization, or other processing for the same 
purpose, of milk, skimmed milk and cream, and concerning 
the production, distribution, labeling and sale of products so 
treated, and to be so treated. Any violation of these regula- 
tions as lawfully made and adopted by the said board shall be 
punishable by a fine of not less than ten nor more than one 
hundred dollars. 

2. Boards of Health. Amend said chapter 163 by adding 
after section 38 the following new section: 38-a. Enforce- 
ment. It shall be the duty of the state and local boards of 
health to enforce the provisions of section 32 to 38, inclusive, 
relating to the adulteration, quality and processing of milk 
and of other dairy products. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 62. 

AN ACT RELATING TO BEVERAGES. 

Section I Sectiox 

1. Registration of products of 2. Takes effect, 

out-of-state manufacture. | 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Registration of Products of Out-of-State Manufacture. 

Amend section 11 of chapter 137 of the Public Laws by insert- 
ing after the word "thereof" in the fourth line the words, or 
by his agent, also by striking out the last sentence of said sec- 
tion and inserting in place thereof the following: An annual 
registration fee of ten dollars, to defray the cost of inspection 
and analysis, and to cover all of the products of the same 
manufacturing plant, shall be paid to the state board of health 
by the manufacturer, importer, agent or vendor. Provided, 
that when the manufacturer or any importer shall have paid 
the fee herein required, no other importer, agent or vendor shall 
be required to pay such fee; so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 11. Registration by Non-resident 



70 Chapter 63 [1931 

Vendors. No beverage or beverage concentrate or syrup, for 
retail sale, manufactured out of the state, shall be sold or 
offered for sale within the state unless the same has first been 
registered by the manufacturer thereof or by his agent with 
the state board of health. Such registration shall be in form 
similar to that provided in section 10 and shall be issued sub- 
ject to the same requirements, limitations, restrictions and 
liability to cancellation as elsewhere specified in this sub- 
division for licenses. An annual registration fee of ten dol- 
lars, to defray the cost of inspection and analysis, and to cover 
all of the products of the same manufacturing plant, shall be 
paid to the state board of health by the manufacturer, im- 
porter, agent or vendor. Provided, that when the manu- 
facturer or any importer shall have paid the fee herein re- 
quired, no other importer, agent or vendor shall be required to 
pay such fee. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 63. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ADJUSTMENT BY COMPROMISE OF 
LEGACY AND SUCCESSION TAXES. 

Section Section 

L Approval of assistant attorney- 2. Takes effect, 

general for compromise 
settlements of legacy taxes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Assistant Attorney-General. Amend section 63, chap- 
ter 72 of the Public Laws by inserting before the word "at- 
torney-general" in the sixth line the word assistant, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows : 63. Who May 
Adjust. In every case where there shall be a devise, descent 
or bequest liable to a tax under the provisions of this chapter, 
conditioned upon the happening of a contingency or dependent 
upon the exercise of a discretion, or where the right of the 
treasurer to recover the tax is in question, the state treasurer 
may, with the approval of the assistant attorney-general. 



1931] Chapter 64 71 

effect such settlement of the tax as he may deem to be for the 
best interests of the state, and the payment of the sum so 
agreed upon shall be a full satisfaction of such tax. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 64. 



AN ACT RELATING TO COLLECTION OF FEES FOR LICENSES TO 
HUNT AND FISH. 

Section Sfxtion 

I. Collection of fees for fish and 2. Takes effect, 

game licenses by agents. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Licenses to Hunt and Fish. Amend section 6, chapter 
202 of the Public Laws, by striking out the words "on the first 
day" in the third and fourth lines and inserting in place 
thereof the words, during the first week, and by adding at 
the end of said section the following: If said fees are not 
paid in full by the fifteenth of each month the authority of 
the agent to collect such fees may be revoked by the commis- 
sioner, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
6. Agent's Accounting. The agent shall collect a fee of 
fifteen cents for each license issued from the licensee and shall 
account to the commissioner for the full face value of all 
licenses. He shall, during the first week of each month, pay 
to the commissioner the full face value of all licenses sold. If 
said fees are not paid in full by the fifteenth of each month 
the authority of the agent to collect such fees may be revoked 
by the commissioner. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1931.] 



72 Chapter 65 [1931 

CHAPTER 65. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAKING OF PICKEREL. 

Section I Section 

1. Taking of pickerel. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

I. Open Season. Amend section 11 of chapter 200 of the 
Pubhc Laws as amended by chapter 66 of the Laws of 1927 
by striking out all of said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 

II. Pickerel. L Pickerel of any size and in any quantity 
may be taken and possessed at any time, from Sunapee lake, 
Crystal lake in Enfield, Tewksbury pond in Grafton, Elbow 
pond in Woodstock, Partridge lake in Lyman and Littleton, 
Pearl lake in Lisbon, Ogontz lake, Dodge pond. Round pond 
and Flag pond in Lyman, Ellsworth pond in Ellsworth, Merry- 
meeting lake in New Durham, Scobie's pond in Derry and 
Londonderry, Big Dan Hole pond in Ossipee and Tuftonboro, 
Mason pond in Orford, Rocky pond in Wentworth, Armington 
pond and Lake Tarleton in Piermont, Newfound lake in the 
towns of Hebron, Bridgewater, Bristol and Alexandria, High- 
land lake, Elbow pond and Bradley pond in Andover, Spofford 
lake in Chesterfield, Spectacle pond in Groton and Hebron, Rust 
pond in Wolfeboro, Mirror lake in Tuftonboro, Stinson lake in 
Rumney, Town Line pond in the towns of Dorchester and 
Wentworth, Trout pond in the town of Dorchester and Lam- 
phrey pond in the town of Orford, and in the Contoocook river 
from the Cheshire Mill pond outlet in Jaffrey to the Merri- 
mack river, all waters of Coos county and all other streams 
in the state inhabited by trout, except Merrimack river. Pow- 
wow river, Winnipesaukee river, and Pemigewasset river. 

H. Pickerel not less than twelve inches in length may be 
taken from Lakes Winnipesaukee, Massabesic, Winnisquam, 
Asquam, Wentworth and the Connecticut river in Cheshire, 
Sullivan and Grafton counties, from June first to April first. 
In the Merrimack river, Powwow river, Winnipesaukee river, 
Pemigewasset river and all other waters not before mentioned 
in this section, pickerel not less than twelve inches in length 



1931] Chapter 66 73 

may be taken and possessed from June first to January 
sixteenth. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 66. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES 
V^HILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LIQUOR. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Attempting to operate motor 
vehicle. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representativej in 
General Court convened: 

1. Attempting to Operate Motor Vehicle. Amend section 15 
of chapter 102 of the Public Laws by inserting after the word 
"operate" in the first line of said section the following words, 
viz : or attempt to operate, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: 15. Intoxication. Any person who shall 
operate, or attempt to operate, a motor vehicle upon any way 
while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any narcotic 
or habit-producing drug shall be imprisoned for not more than 
sixty days or shall be fined not more than five hundred dol- 
lars, or both, his license shall be revoked and he shall be in- 
eligible for a license for one year thereafter. Upon a second 
conviction he shall be imprisoned for not more than six 
months and fined not more than five hundred dollars, his 
license shall be revoked and he shall be ineligible for a license 
for the next two calendar years. In case of a second offense, 
the court shall not have authority to suspend sentence. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1931.] 



74 Chapter 67 [1931 

CHAPTER 67. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAY BRIDGES. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 
1. Highway bridges, division of 
expense of construction. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

I. Highway Bridges. Amend section 2, chapter 85 of 
the Pubhc Laws, as amended by chapter 131 of the Laws of 
1929, by striking out the entire section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 2. Cost, How Borne. When public 
convenience and necessity require the building or rebuild- 
ing of any bridge on any trunk line or state-aided highway 
the cost thereof shall be borne as follows: 

L In towns whose valuation does not exceed $250,000: 
The town shall pay one-third and the state two-thirds for 
bridges whose cost does not exceed $3,000 ; the town shall pay 
one-fourth and the state three-fourths for bridges whose cost 
is more than $3,000 and does not exceed $6,000 provided that 
the town's share shall not be less than $1,000; the town shall 
pay one-fifth and the state four-fifths for bridges whose cost 
is more than $6,000 and does not exceed $16,000 provided that 
the town's share shall not be less than $1,500; the town shall 
pay one-sixth and the state five-sixths for bridges whose cost 
exceeds $16,000 provided that the town's share shall not be 
less than $3,200 and the state's share not more than $20,000. 

II. In towns whose valuation is more than $250,000 and 
not more than $500,000: The town shall pay one-half 
and the state one-half for bridges whose cost does not exceed 
$3,000; the town shall pay one-third and the state two-thirds 
for bridges whose cost is more than $3,000 and does not ex- 
ceed $6,000 provided that the town's share shall not be less 
than $1,500; the town shall pay one-fourth and the state 
three-fourths for bridges whose cost is more than $6,000 and 
does not exceed $16,000 provided that the town's share shall 
not be less than $2,000; the town shall pay one-fifth and the 
state four-fifths for bridges whose cost exceeds $16,000 pro- 
vided that the town's share shall not be less than $4,000 and 
the state's share not more than $20,000. 



1931] Chapter 68 75 

III. In towns whose valuation is more than $500,000 and 
not more than $1,000,000: The town shall pay one-half and 
the state one-half for bridges whose cost does not exceed 
$6,000; the town shall pay one-third and the state two-thirds 
for bridges whose cost is more than $6,000 and does not ex- 
ceed $16,000 provided that the town's share shall not be less 
than $3,000; the town shall pay one-fourth and the state 
three-fourths for bridges whose cost exceeds $16,000 provided 
that the town's share shall not be less than $5,833 and the 
state's share not more than $20,000. 

IV. In towns whose valuation is more than $1,000,000 and 
not more than $1,500,000: The town shall pay one-half and 
the state one-half for bridges whose cost does not exceed 
$16,000; the town shall pay one-third and the state two-thirds 
for bridges whose cost exceeds $16,000 provided that the 
town's share shall not be less than $8,000 and the state's 
share not more than $20,000. 

V. In towns whose valuation is more than $1,500,000: The 
town shall pay one-half and the state one-half for all bridges 
provided that the state's share shall not exceed $20,000. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 68. 

AN ACT RELATING TO REGISTERING OF TRADE NAMES. 

Section I Section 

1. Trade name of corporations. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Corporations. Amend section 10 of chapter 155 of the 
Public Laws by striking out said section and substituting in 
place thereof the following: 10. Trade Name. Upon re- 
ceipt of any certificate of a person, partnership or association, 
the secretary of state shall at once compare the trade or firm 
name thus presented with the trade names of persons, part- 
nerships, associations or corporations previously registered in 
accordance with this or other chapters of the Public Laws. If 



76 Chapter 69 [1931 

it is the same as the name or names under which any existing 
person, partnership, corporation or association is registered, 
or so similar thereto as to be Hable to be mistaken for it, the 
secretary of state shall decline to register such trade name, 
provided that such name may be adopted with the written con- 
sent of such existing person, corporation, partnership or asso- 
ciation. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 69. 

AN ACT RELATING TO POWERS OF VOLUNTARY CORPORATIONS. 



Section 

1. Change in capital stock by 
voluntary corporations. 



Section 

2. Repeal. 

3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Capital Stock. Amend section 6, chapter 223 of the 
Public Laws by inserting after the word "name" in the third 
line the words, increase or decrease its capital stock, and by 
inserting after the word "purpose" in the fifth line the word, 
and, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
6. Change of Name; Amending Articles. Any corporation 
now or hereafter organized in accordance with the provisions 
hereof, and any existing corporation which might have been 
so organized, may change its name, increase or decrease its 
capital stock, or amend its articles of association, by a major- 
ity vote of such corporation, at a meeting duly called for that 
purpose, and by recording a certified copy of such vote in the 
office of the secretary of state and in the office of the clerk of 
the town or city in this state which is its principal place of 
business. 

2. Repeal. Section 7, chapter 223 of the Public Laws, re- 
lating to the amount of property which may be held by volun- 
tary corporations, is hereby repealed. 



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3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 70. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SALARY OF THE JUSTICE OF THE 
MUNICIPAL COURT OF LITTLETON. 

Si'XTiON I Section 

L Salary. 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Salaries. Amend section 32, chapter 323 of the Public 
Laws, as amended by chapters 99 and 100 of the Laws of 1927 
and chapters 117 and 143 of the Laws of 1929, by striking out 
said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 
32.='= Salaries of Justices. Salaries of justices of municipal 
courts shall be paid from the treasury of the city or town in 
which such courts are located, may be paid quarterly or 
monthly, and shall be in the following sums per annum: 

In Manchester, two thousand four hundred dollars ; 

In Concord, one thousand eight hundred dollars ; 

In Portsmouth, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Dover, one thousand five hundred dollars; 

In Laconia, one thousand two hundred dollars; 

In Keene, one thousand two hundred dollars; 

In Claremont, one thousand two hundred dollars ; 

In Berlin, one thousand two hundred dollars; 

In Lebanon, eight hundred dollars; 

In Newport, seven hundred dollars; 

In Exeter, six hundred dollars; 

In Somersworth, six hundred dollars; 

In Franklin, six hundred dollars; 

In Rochester, nine hundred dollars; 

In Littleton, six hundred dollars; 

In other cities and towns as follows: In cities of more 
than twenty-five thousand inhabitants, fifteen hundred dol- 
lars; in cities of more than twenty thousand and less than 
twenty-five thousand inhabitants, twelve hundred dollars; in 

♦Amended, chapter 151, post. 



78 Chapter 71 [1931 

cities of more than ten thousand and less than twenty thou- 
sand inhabitants, eight hundred dollars; in cities and towns 
of not less than seventy-five hundred nor more than ten thou- 
sand inhabitants, six hundred dollars; in cities and towns of 
not less than five thousand nor more than seventy-five hundred 
inhabitants, four hundred dollars; in towns of not more than 
five thousand nor less than thirty-five hundred inhabitants, 
three hundred dollars; in towns of less than thirty-five hun- 
dred inhabitants, one hundred dollars, and such further sum 
as such town may vote. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 71. 



AN ACT RELATING TO INVESTMENTS BY GUARDIANS. 

Section I Section 

1. Investments by guardians. I 2. Takes efifect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Investments by Guardians. Amend section 22 of chap- 
ter 290 of the Public Laws by adding at the end of subsection 
II thereof the words, or in the savings department of a 
national bank or trust company located in this state, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows : 

22. Approved Classes. Every guardian of a minor shall 
invest, in the name of his ward, or in his own name as 
guardian, the money and the proceeds of all real and personal 
property of his ward not required for the ward's support in 
the following described classes of property only: 

I. In notes secured by mortgage of real estate at least 
double in value of the notes. 

II. By deposit in some incorporated savings bank in this 
state, or in the savings department of a national bank or trust 
company located in this state. 

III. In such other stocks and bonds as are legal invest- 
ments for savings banks in this state, with the exception of 
stocks in banking corporations and trust companies. 



1931] Chapters 72, 73 79 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 72. 



AN ACT REGARDING THE OPEN SEASON FOR BROOK TROUT IN 
THIRD CONNECTICUT LAKE AND BIG MILLSFIELD POND. 

Section I Section 

1. Open season. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted bij the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Open Season. Paragraph IV of section 1 of chapter 
200 of the Public Laws, as amended by section 3 of chapter 
65 of the Laws of 1927, is hereby amended by striking out the 
whole of said paragraph and substituting therefor the follow- 
ing: IV. Those not less than seven inches in length may be 
taken from First and Second and Third Connecticut lakes and 
Round pond in Pittsburg and from Big Millsfield pond in Mills- 
field from April fifteenth to September first, from Big 
Diamond pond, .Little Diamond pond and Long pond in Mills- 
field from May twentieth to September first, and from Big and 
Little Greenough ponds in Wentworth's Location from May 
first to September first. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 73. 



AN ACT REGULATING THE NUMBER OF LAKE TROUT TO BE TAKEN 
THROUGH THE ICE. 



Section 

1. Lake trout, taking through the 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Number Reduced. Amend section 24, chapter 200 of 
the Public Laws, as amended by chapter 82 of the Laws of 



80 Chapter 74 [1931 

1929, by striking out the word "six" in the eleventh line and 
inserting in place thereof the word, four, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: 24. Ice Fishing. Lake 
ti'out, pike perch, perch, shad, white fish, pickerel and cusk 
may be taken through the ice, during the open season there- 
for, with hook and line, tip-ups or bobs; but no person shall 
have in use or control at the same time more than six tended 
lines, tip-ups or bobs, and such person shall be present and 
have personal control over the same, except that ten such 
devices for taking cusk may be set and left unattended. Noth- 
ing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting fishing for 
lake trout or shad through the ice with one line in hand, in 
addition to ten unattended cusk lines. No person shall take 
more than four trout through the ice in one day. 

2. Takes Eflfect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 74. 



AN ACT TO CLOSE THE NORTH BRANCH OF GALE RIVER TO 
FISHING. 

Section i Sixtion 

1. Prohibition. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Prohibition. To prevent pollution of the public water 
supply of the town of Littleton all fishing is prohibited in the 
North Branch of the Gale river above the point of the intake, 
so called, situated in the town of Bethlehem. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 75, 76 81 

CHAPTER 75. 

AN ACT TO CLOSE CERTAIN BROOKS TO FISHING IN THE TOWN- 
SHIP OF SUCCESS. 

Section Section 

1. Prohibition. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Penalty. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Prohibition. All persons are prohibited from fishing, 
for the period of three years from the passage of this act, in 
those portions of Bean, Thompson, Meadow, Goose Eye, Clay 
and Stearns South Branch brooks lying between their sources 
and the road leading from Berlin to Success pond. 

2. Penalty. Any person violating the provisions of this 
act shall be fined ten dollars and five dollars additional for each 
fish taken in violation hereof. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 76. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE SOLICITOR FOR ROCK- 
INGHAM COUNTY. 

Section | Sectiox 

L Salary, solicitor, Rockingham 2. Takes effect, 

county. I 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Solicitor, Rockingham County. Amend section 20, 
chapter 16 of the Public Laws by striking out the words 
"twelve hundred" in the third line and inserting in place 
thereof the words, fifteen hundred, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 20.''= Salaries. The annual 
salaries of the solicitors in the several counties shall be as 
follows : 

In Rockingham, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Strafford, twelve hundred dollars. 

*Amended, chapter 152, post. 



82 Chapters 77, 78 [1931 

In Belknap, nine hundred dollars. 

In Carroll, eight hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack, ten hundred dollars. 

In Hillsborough, twenty-five hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, eight hundred dollars. 

In Sullivan, eight hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Coos, fifteen hundred dollars. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect April 1, 1931. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 77. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO CLERICAL ASSISTANCE IN THE OFFICE OF 
SECRETARY OF STATE. 

Section Sfxtion 

L Secretary of state, clerical as- 2. Takes effect, 

sistance. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Amendment. Amend section 14, chapter 14 of the 
Pubhc Laws by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 14. Clerks. He may, with the ap- 
proval of the governor and council, employ a chief clerk at an 
annual salary not to exceed eighteen hundred dollars and such 
other clerks and assistants as may be necessary. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 78. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE OPEN SEASON ON SALMON. 

Section | Section 

1. Salmon, open season. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Open Season. Amend section 2, chapter 200 of the 
Public Laws, as amended by section 7, chapter 65, Laws of 



1931] Chapter 79 83 

1927, by striking out the word "fifteenth" in the second hne 
and inserting in place thereof the word, first, and by striking 
out the word "twentieth" in the eighth fine and inserting in 
place thereof the word, first, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 2. Salmon. Salmon not less than 
fifteen inches in length may be taken and possessed from 
April first to September first, except that salmon not less than 
twelve inches in length may be taken and possessed from the 
waters of Umbagog lake, the Androscoggin river and the 
Connecticut river from May twentieth to September first, and 
except that salmon not less than ten inches in length may be 
taken and possessed from Big Diamond pond from May first 
to September first. Those of legal length may be taken by 
the use of a fly only during the month of September from 
First and Second Connecticut lakes. Big Diamond pond and 
the Connecticut river. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take efl'ect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 79. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO MOTOR VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS 
OR MARKS. 

Section Section 

1. Motor vehicle identification 2. Takes effect, 

marks. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Motor Vehicles. Amend chapter 100 of the Public 
Laws in adding after section 2 the following new sections: 
2-a. Identification Marks. No motor vehicle shall be regis- 
tered unless it shall have permanently cut, impressed or 
embossed on some portion thereof a factory, serial or identi- 
fication number or mark. Any person who shall knowingly 
have in his possession any motor vehicle from which such 
number or mark shall have been removed, defaced, obliterated 
or changed, shall forthwith file with the commissioner of 
motor vehicles a sworn statement describing such motor 
vehicle, showing the source of his title and, if known, the 



84 Chapter 80 [1931 

reason for such removal, defacement, obliteration or change. 
If satisfied as to the facts the commissioner may grant per- 
mission to cut, impress or emboss permanently into the motor 
of such vehicle a special identification number or mark which 
shall thereafter be deemed sufficient for the purpose of 
registration of such vehicle, 2-b. Penalty. No person shall 
wilfully remove, deface, obliterate, change or cause to be re- 
moved, obliterated, defaced or changed any factory, serial or 
other identification number or mark on or from any motor 
vehicle. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall 
be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned no^ 
more than six months or both. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take efi'ect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 80. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO MOTOR VEHICLE EQUIPMENT INSPECTION. 



M:cTi()x 
1. Takes effect. 



M-.CTION 

1. ]\!otor \eliicle iiispectioii 
penalty. 

Be, it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Motor Vehicle Equipment. Amend chapter 100 of the 
Public Laws by adding after section 6 the following new sec- 
tions: 6-a. Inspection Authorized. The commissioner of 
motor vehicles may require the inspection of any motor vehicle 
or trailer to determine whether or not it is unsafe or im- 
properly equipped or otherwise unfit to be operated. Such 
inspection shall be made at such times and in such manner as 
the commissioner may specify. The commissioner may au- 
thorize properly qualified persons to make inspections, without 
expense to the state, at stations designated by him, and he 
may at any time revoke such authorization or designation. 
6-b. Penalty. The commissioner may refuse to register any 
motor vehicle or trailer which has not been inspected as re- 
quired or which is unsafe or improperly equipped or otherwise 
unfit to be operated, and for similar reasons he may revoke 
any registration already made. 



1931] Chapter 81 85 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 81. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO RECKLESS OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 



Section 

1. Reckless operation of motor 
vehicles. 



Skction 
2. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Motor Vehicle Penalties. Amend section 11 of chapter 
102 of the Public Laws by adding at the end of said section 
the following: If the death of any person results from the 
reckless operation of a motor vehicle the person convicted 
of such reckless operation shall, in lieu of any other penalty 
imposed by this section, be fined not more than one thousand 
dollars, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both, pro- 
vided that the provisions of this section shall not be construed 
to limit or restrict prosecution for manslaughter, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: 11. Reckless 
Operating. Whoever upon any way operates a vehicle reck- 
lessly, or so that the lives or safety of the public might be en- 
dangered, or upon a bet, wager or race, or who operates a 
vehicle for the purpose of making a record, and thereby 
violates any of the provisions of this title or any special 
regulations made by the commissioner, shall be fined not more 
than one hundred dollars, or imprisoned not more than six 
months, or both ; and for a second offense he shall be im- 
prisoned not less than one month nor more than one year. If 
the death of any person results from the reckless operation 
of a motor vehicle the person convicted of such reckless opera- 
tion shall, in lieu of any other penalty imposed by this section, 
be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned not 
more than five years, or both, provided that the provisions 
of this section shall not be construed to limit or restrict 
prosecution for manslaughter. 



86 Chapter 82 [1931 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 82. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO REFLECTOR REAR LIGHTS FOR COMMERCIAL 
MOTOR VEHICLES, TRUCKS AND TRAILERS. 

Section Section 

1. Commercial motor vehicles, 2. Takes effect, 

trucks, trailers. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Commercial Motor Vehicles, Trucks, Trailers. Amend 
section 6, chapter 103 of the Public Laws by adding- at the 
end of said section the following : Provided every commercial 
vehicle, truck, trailer or semi-trailer shall, in addition to such 
rear lights, be equipped with a reflector of such size, color 
and type as shall be approved by the motor vehicle commis- 
sioner. Such reflector shall be located not less than twenty- 
four nor more than forty-eight inches above the gi-ound and 
placed on the rear of the body of said vehicle, to the left of 
the center thereof, in such a manner as to show the extreme 
width of said vehicle and to reflect rays of light thrown upon 
such reflector. The visibility of such reflector shall not be 
impaired at any time, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows : 6. Tail Lights and Reflector. Every motor 
vehicle, tractor, trailer and semi-trailer, when on the high- 
ways of this state at night, shall have on the rear thereof, and 
to the left of the axis thereof, one lamp displaying a red light 
visible for a distance of at least one hundred feet behind such 
vehicle, and a white light ifluminating the registration plate 
of such vehicle so that the characters thereon shall be visible 
for a distance of at least fifty feet. Provided every com- 
mercial vehicle, truck, trailer or semi-trailer shall, in addition 
to such rear lights, be equipped with a reflector of such size, 
color and type as shall be approved by the motor vehicle com- 
missioner. Such reflector shall be located not less than 
twenty-four nor more than forty-eight inches above the 
ground and placed on the rear of the body of said vehicle, to 



1931] Chapter 83 87 

the left of the center thereof, in such a manner as to show the 
extreme width of said vehicle and to reflect rays of lig-ht 
thrown upon such reflector. The visibility of such reflector 
shall not be impaired at any time. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take eflfect September 1, 
1931. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 83. 

AN ACT RELATING TO ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLES. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

L Abandoned motor vehicles, 
authority to take ; liens ; 
notice; sale; notice of sale; 
application of proceeds. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Abandoned Motor Vehicles. Amend Title XI of the 
Public Laws, relating to motor vehicles, by adding after 
chapter 104 the following new chapter: 

CHAPTER 104-A 

ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLES, ETC. 

1. Authority to Take. Any inspector of the motor 
vehicle department, police officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff, or 
selectman, upon discovery of any motor vehicle apparently 
abandoned, or of any motor vehicle without proper registra- 
tion, whether situated within or outside any way, or of any 
motor vehicle that apparently has been involved in an accident 
and is a menace to traffic, may take such motor vehicle into 
his custody and may cause the same to be taken away and 
stored in some suitable place. 

2. Liability. There shall be no liability attached to such 
person for any damages to such motor vehicle while in his 
custody. 

3. Lien. All charges necessarily incurred by such person 
in the performance of carrying out the provisions of section 1 
shall be a lien upon such motor vehicle. The owner or keeper 



8B Chapter 83 [1931 

of any garage or other place where such motor vehicle may 
be stored shall have a lien upon such vehicle for his storage 
charges. 

4. Owner May Reclaim. The owner of a motor vehicle so 
placed in storage may reclaim the same before its sale by pay- 
ing the charges incurred. 

5. Notice to Commissioner. If the owner of such motor 
vehicle fails to so reclaim such vehicle within thirty days from 
the time of storage, the owner of such garage or other place 
of storage shall, within forty days of the date when such 
motor vehicle was placed in storage with him, send a written 
notice to the commissioner of motor vehicles stating the 
make, factory or identification number of such motor 
vehicle, the date when the same was left in storage with 
him and by whom and the registration number, if any. 
Such notice shall be placed on file by the commissioner and 
shall be subject to public inspection. 

6. Sale Authorized. If such motor vehicle shall have been 
so stored for a period of ninety days such owner or keeper 
may sell the same, at his place of business, at public auction, 
for cash. No sale under the provisions hereof shall be valid 
unless the notice required by section 5 shall have been given. 

7. Notice of Sale. Notice of such sale shall be given by 
posting notices thereof in two or more public places in the 
town where the property is stored, fourteen days at least be- 
fore the sale, and, if the value of the motor vehicle exceeds 
one hundred dollars, by pubHshing the notice. If the last 
place of abode of the owner of such motor vehicle is known to, 
or may be ascertained by, such garage owner or keeper by 
the exercise of reasonable diligence, a notice of the time and 
place of said sale shall be given said owner by registered mail, 
at least fourteen days prior to said sale. 

8. Application of Proceeds. The balance of the proceeds 
of sale, if any, after payment of the amount of the liens and 
the reasonable expenses incident to the sale, shall be paid to 
the owner of such motor vehicle or his legal representative, 
if claimed at any time within one year from the date of such 
sale. If such balance shall not be claimed within said period 
it shall be paid into the state treasury for the use of the state. 



1931] Chapter 84 89 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 84. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS. 

Section Section 

1. Conduct after motor vehicle 2. Takes effect, 

accidents. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Motor Vehicle Accidents. Amend section 17, chapter 
102 of the Public Laws by striking out the words "to any 
proper person demanding the same" in the fourth line and in- 
serting in place thereof the words, to the party whose person 
or property is injured, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: 17. Conduct After Accident. Any person 
operating a motor vehicle, knowing that injury has been 
caused by him to a person or to property, shall forthwith 
bring his vehicle to a stop, return to the scene of the accident, 
give, to the party whose person or property is injured, his 
name and address, the number of the driver's license, the 
registration number of the motor vehicle and the name and 
address of each occupant thereof. Any person operating a 
motor vehicle which is in any manner involved in an accident 
in which any person is injured or killed shall forthwith report 
in writing to the commissioner the facts required herewith to- 
gether with a statement of the circumstances of the accident. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1931.] 



90 Chapter 85 

CHAPTER 85. 

AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESS CORPORATIONS. 



[1931 



Section 

1. Business corporations, name. 

2. Record of organization. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. Description of consideration 

for stock. 

5. Filing affidavit of issue of 

additional stock. 



Section 

6. Amendments to organization. 

7. Stock certificates. 

8. Special meetings of stock- 

holders. 

9. Time of notification. 
10. Subsequent returns, 
n. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Hotise of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Organization. Amend section 3, chapter 225 of the 
Pubhc Laws by striking- out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following : 3. Name. The corporate name must 
end with the abbreviation "Inc." or must include the word 
"corporation" or "incorporated," or may include the word 
"company" or the abbreviation "Co." if that word or abbrevia- 
tion is not immediately preceded by the word "and" or the 
abbreviation "&." The provisions of this section shall not 
affect the right of any corporation existing at the time this 
act takes effect to continue the use of its name. Subject to 
the above limitation any corporate name may be assumed 
which is not in use by any other New Hampshire corporation 
or any foreign corporation admitted to do business in this 
state, and which is not so similar thereto or to that of any 
partnership or association carrying on business in this state, 
as to be liable to be mistaken for it ; provided that such name 
or similar name may be adopted with the consent in writing 
of such existing corporation, partnership or association filed 
with the articles of agreement. 

2. Exception. Amend section 10 of said chapter 225 by 
striking out the whole thereof and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 10. Record of Organization. A record of 
organization shall be prepared which shall contain the original 
or true copy of the articles of agreement, the names and 
addresses of the officers and directors, and the original or a 
true copy of the record of the organization meeting and any 
adjournment thereof, except the by-laws, attested by the 
clerk, or temporary clerk, to which shall be attached an af- 
fidavit signed and sworn to by the treasurer and a majority 



1931] Chapter 85 91 

of the directors elected at such organization meeting- stating 
that such record of organization contains such originals or 
true copies. 

3. Capital Stock. Amend section 21 of said chapter 225 
by striking out all of said section after the word "ten" in the 
fifth line, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: 21. No Par Value. Any such corporation may issue 
shares of stock with or without nominal or par value. Every 
share of such stock without nominal or par value shall be 
equal to every other such share except as may be provided in 
the votes authorizing the issue thereof. The number of such 
shares shall not be less than ten. 

4. Consideration for Stock. Amend section 32 of said 
chapter 225, as amended by section 1, chapter 123 of the Laws 
of 1929, by inserting before the word "amount" in the six- 
teenth line tTie word total, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 32. Consideration, Description. If 
any part of the capital stock with nominal or par value is to be 
issued for real estate, a description in sufficient detail to per- 
mit its identification and the amount of stock to be issued 
therefor shall be stated in the vote authorizing such issue; if 
any part of such capital stock is to be issued for personal 
property it shall be described in like detail, and the amount 
of stock to be issued therefor shall be so stated ; if any part of 
such capital stock is to be issued for services or expenses, the 
nature of such services and expenses and the amount of stock 
to be issued therefor shall be so stated; if any part of such 
capital stock is to be issued for any other consideration, the 
nature thereof and the amount of stock to be issued therefor 
shall be so set forth in reasonable detail and if any part of 
such capital stock is to be issued for any combination of the 
foregoing considerations it shall be described in like detail 
and the total amount of stock to be issued therefor shall be 
so stated, provided that if any part of such combination shall 
consist of services or of good will, patent rights, copyrights, 
trade-marks or other intangible items of a like nature the 
amount of stock to be issued for any such item shall be 
separately specified. 

5. Filing Affidavit of Issue of Additional Stock. Amend 
section 35 of said chapter 225, as amended by section 3, 



92 Chapter 85 [1931 

chapter 123 of the Laws of 1929, by striking- out the words 
"within thirty days from the date of authorization of such ad- 
ditional stock" in the fifteenth and sixteenth lines, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows : 35. Affidavit; 
Record. Such vote to issue additional stock shall not be in- 
consistent with the record of organization, and shall set forth 
the same facts with respect to such additional issue as are 
required by sections 30 to 33 with respect to the original issue. 
An affidavit sig-ned and sworn to by the treasurer and a 
majority of the directors setting forth: I. the total amount 
of capital stock authorized; II. the amount of stock already 
issued; III. the amount of additional stock to be issued and 
the consideration therefor ; IV. true copies of the votes relating 
to the issue of such additional stock; and V. a statement 
with respect to the consideration to be paid for stock with 
nominal or par value such as is required in se^ion 11 with 
respect to the original issue of such stock, shall be submitted 
to the attorney-general or assistant attorney-general. Such 
certificate shall be examined by the attorney-general or as- 
sistant attorney-general in the same manner as the original 
record of organization. If he finds that it conforms to the 
requirements of law, he shall so certify and endorse his ap- 
proval thereon, and it shall thereupon be filed in the office of 
the secretary of state who, upon payment of the fee herein- 
after provided, shall cause it and the endorsement thereon to 
be recorded. No such issue of stock subsequent to the stock 
provided for by the record of organization shall be lawful un- 
til said certificate shall have been filed in the office of the 
secretary of state as aforesaid. 

6. Amendments to Organization. Amend section 42 of 
said chapter 225 by striking out the words "within thirty 
days after such meeting" in the second and third lines, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: 42. 
Record of Amendment. A record of amendment, signed and 
sworn to by the treasurer and a majority of the directors, 
shall be prepared, setting forth true copies of the vote effect- 
ing such amendment or alteration, and stating that it has 
been duly adopted by the stockholders. 

7. Stock Certificates. Amend section 49 of said chapter 
225 by striking out the entire section and inserting in place 



1931] Chapter 85 93 

thereof the following: 49. Form. Each stockholder shall 
be entitled to a certificate of stock signed by the president 
and treasurer or by such officers as the articles of incorpora- 
tion or by-laws may provide, but when any such certificate is 
signed by a transfer agent or registrar the signature of any 
such corporate officer and the corporate seal, if any, upon such 
certificate, may be facsimiles engraved or printed. 

8. Special Meetings of Stockholders. Amend section 60 
of said chapter 225 by inserting after the words "annual 
meeting" in the second line the words, a special meeting in 
lieu of such annual meeting may be called upon such notice as 
may be provided in the by-laws for a special meeting, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 60. Calling. 
If a business corporation shall fail to hold its annual meeting 
a special meeting in lieu of such annual meeting may be called 
upon such notice as may be provided in the by-laws for a 
special meeting, or if from any cause a meeting thereof cannot 
otherwise be called, the owners of one-twentieth part of the 
stock or any class of stock may apply in writing to a justice 
of the peace to call a meeting stating the occasion and purpose 
thereof. 

9. Time of Notification. Amend section 87 of said chapter 
225, as amended by section 1, chapter 84 of the Laws of 1927, 
by striking out the words and figures "between March 1 and 
15" in the first and second lines and inserting in place thereof 
the words, during the month of April, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 87. Notice of Neglect. The 
secretary of state shall, during the month of April of each 
year, notify by registered mail, postage paid, every business 
corporation which shall have failed to file the annual return 
or pay the fifing fee, said notice to be addressed to the corpo- 
ration in care of its clerk at the address appearing upon the 
records in the office of the secretary of state, or, in the case 
of a corporation not organized under the laws of this state, to 
any officer, agent or employee of the corporation having 
charge of any of its business or custody of any of its prop- 
erty within the state, and to contain a copy of this subdivision. 

10. Amendment. Amend section 88 of said chapter 225, 
as amended by section 2, chapter 84 of the Laws of 1927, by 
striking out the word "notification" in the fourth line so that 



94 Chapter 86 [1931 

said section as amended shall read as follows: 88. Subse- 
quent Returns. It shall be the duty of the corporation to 
make or cause to be made its annual return and payment of 
return fee on or before April 1; and, failing so to do, an ad- 
ditional fee of five dollars shall be required, as well as the 
making of the annual return. 

11. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 86. 



ECTION 


Section 


1. Repeal. 


3. Take 


2. Soliciting proxies. 





AN ACT RELATIVE TO STOCKHOLDERS IN DIVIDEND-PAYING 
CORPORATIONS VOTING BY PROXY. 

;s effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Proxies at Railroad Meetings, Section 28 of chapter 
227 of the PubKc Laws, relating to proxies at railroad meet- 
ings, is hereby repealed. 

2. Soliciting Proxies. Amend section 29 of said chapter 
227 by striking out the words "or shall directly or indirectly 
solicit a proxy for any other person to vote upon," in the 
fourth and fifth lines so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: 29. Penalty. If any person shall fraudu- 
lently vote upon any share of which he is not the bona fide and 
absolute owner, except in the cases before provided for, or 
shall fraudulently procure or receive the transfer of a share 
for the purpose of voting thereon, he shall be fined not more 
than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned not more than one 
year, or both. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 87, 88 . 95 

CHAPTER 87. 

AN ACT RELATING TO MUNICIPAL WATER-WORKS. 

Section Section 

1. Certificate from public service 2. Takes effect, 

commission. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Certificate from Public Service Commission. Amend 
section 11 of chapter 43 of the Public Laws by striking out 
all after the word "district" in line 2 of said section and in- 
serting in place thereof the following; unless it obtains from 
the public service commission a certificate that the operation 
of such water-works will not be in competition with any 
private water system engaged in business within said town 
or district and operating under the jurisdiction of the public 
service commission, so that said section as amended shall 
read: 11. Application of Chapter. The foregoing provi- 
sions of this chapter shall not apply to any town or district 
unless it obtains from the public service commission a cer- 
tificate that the operation of such water-works will not be in 
competition with any private water system engaged in busi- 
ness within said town or district and operating under the 
jurisdiction of the public service commission. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take eff'ect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 88. 

AN ACT TO CLOSE NUBANUSIT LAKE AND SPOONWOOD POND IN 
THE TOWNS OF HANCOCK AND NELSON TO ICE FISHING. 

Section I Section 

1. Ice fishino; prohiljited. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Penalties. | 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Ice Fishing Prohibited. All persons are prohibited 
from fishing through the ice for a period of five years in 
Nubanusit lake and Spoonwood pond, so called, in the towns 
of Hancock and Nelson. 



96 Chapters 89, 90 [1931 

2. Penalties. Any person who shall violate the provisions 
of this act shall be fined ten dollars for each offense and five 
dollars additional for each fish taken in violation thereof. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect December first, 
1932. 

[Approved April 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 89. 

AN ACT TO CLOSE GREAT POND AT KINGSTON TO ICE FISHING. 

Section Sfxtion 

1. Ice fishing prohibited. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Penalties. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Ice Fishing Prohibited. All persons are prohibited 
from fishing through the ice for a period of five years from 
date of passage of this act in Great pond, so called, in the town 
of Kingston. 

2. Penalties. Any person who shall violate the provisions 
of this act shall be fined ten dollars for each offense and five 
dollars additional for each fish taken in violation thereof. 

3. Takes Eifect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 90. 



AN ACT EXTENDING THE POWERS OF TOWNS WITH RESPECT TO 
THE PUBLIC HEALTH. 



Section 

3. Residence of health officers. 

4. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Town appropriations, physi- 

cians. 

2. Appropriations for hospitals. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 
1. Town Appropriations. Paragraph XXIII of section 4 
of chapter 42 of the Public Laws is hereby amended by adding 
at the end of said paragraph the following: Two or more 
neighboring towns may each make appropriations for the joint 



1931] Chapter 90 97 

support of the same physician, who shall be resident in one of 
said towns. The selectmen of the several towns making ap- 
propriations for the support of the same physician shall con- 
stitute a board for the purpose of employing and dismissing 
such physician; so that said paragraph as amended shall read 
as follows: XXIII. Physicians. To support a resident 
physician, in towns which otherwise would be without the 
services of such physician, the appropriation to be expended 
in quarterly payments. Two or more neighboring towns may 
each make appropriations for the joint support of the same 
physician, who shall be resident in one of said towns. The 
selectmen of the several towns making appropriations for the 
support of the same physician shall constitute a board for 
the purpose of employing and dismissing such physician. 

2. Hospitals. Paragraph VI of section 4 of chapter 42 of 
the Public Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end of 
said paragraph the following: Two or more neighboring 
towns may each make appropriations for the aid of a hospital 
or clinic or health center, either one or more of them, located 
in one of said towns ; so that said paragraph as amended shall 
read as follows: VI. Hospitals. To aid hospitals. Two 
or more neighboring towns may each make appropriations for 
the aid of a hospital or clinic or health center, either one or 
more of them, located in one of said towns. 

3. Residence of Health Officers. Section 2 of chapter 126 
of the Public Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end 
of said section the following: and except, also, that upon the 
recommendation of the selectmen of each of several towns the 
state board may in its discretion appoint any qualified person 
resident in one of said towns as health officer for all of said 
towns, and such joint officer shall receive such compensation 
from each town as the selectmen thereof or the town shall fix ; 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
2. Residence. Said health officer shall be a resident of the 
town for which he is to act, except that the state board may 
appoint any qualified person to act in unorganized localities; 
and except, also, that upon the recommendation of the select- 
men of each of several towns the state board may in its dis- 
cretion appoint any qualified person resident in one of said 
towns as health officer for all of said towns, and such joint 



98 Chapter 91 [1931 

officer shall receive such compensation from each town as the 
selectmen thereof or the town shall fix. 

4. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 91. 



AN ACT RELATING TO INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF POOR 
AND INDIGENT PERSONS. 

Section I Section 

1. Reciprocal agreements, 3. Limitation. 

2. Waiver of liability. 1 4. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Reciprocal Agreements. The attorney-general is hereby 
authorized to enter into a reciprocal agreement with the at- 
torney-generals or duly authorized officials of other states 
regarding the interstate transportation of poor and indigent 
persons, and definitely fix the minimum period of residence in 
the foreign state, and after the expiration of said period, it 
shall be unlawful to bring said poor and indigent person into 
this state, and a person so doing shall be liable as provided in 
chapters 106 and 107 of the Public Laws. 

2. Waiver of Liability. If said poor and indigent person 
has been in said foreign state less than the minimum period 
agreed upon, it will be lawful to return said poor and indigent 
person to the town or place in this state wherein said person 
last resided or had a settlement. 

3. Limitation. The foregoing shall be operative only to 
the extent that under the laws of the foreign state the same 
shall apply to poor and indigent persons resident of said 
foreign state, who shall be domiciled within the borders of 
this state for the time agreed upon. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1931.] 



1931] Chapter 92 99 

CHAPTER 92. 

AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE BOARD OF PUBLICITY AND CREATE A 
STATE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION. 



Section 

L State development commission 
established. 



Sfxtion 

2. Appropriation. 

3. Takes eflfect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Amendment. Amend section 33 of chapter 19 of the 
PubHc Laws by striking out the whole of said section and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: 33. State Develop- 
ment Commission. There shall be a state development 
commission consisting of three members appointed by the 
governor with the advice of the council, whose terms shall be 
one for one year, one for two years, and one for three years 
from the first day of May, 1931, and until their successors 
are appointed and qualified; and thereafter one member shall 
be appointed each year for a term of three years and until a 
successor is appointed and quaUfied. The members shall 
serve without pay, and said commission shall have authority 
to co-operate with any persons or organizations or corpora- 
tions interested for devising means to advertise the attrac- 
tions and resources of the state and to conduct research of 
state resources. 

2. Appropriation. Any unexpended balance of the appro- 
priation heretofore made for the use of the board of publicity 
is hereby made available for the use of the state development 
commission. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect May 1, 1931. 
[Approved April 7, 1931.] 



100 Chapter 93 [1931 

CHAPTER 93. 

AN ACT RELATING TO INSPECTION AND LICENSING OF FERRY 
BOATS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Inspection by public service 
commission. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Inspection by Public Service Commission. Amend sec- 
tion 1, chapter 151 of the Public Laws by inserting after the 
word "boats" in the third line the words, and of any boats 
however propelled operated as ferries for the transportation 
of passengers or freight or both, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 1. Inspector. The public 
service commission, with the approval of the governor and 
council, shall employ an inspector of electric, naphtha, gasoline 
or steam power boats and of any boats however propelled 
operated as ferries for the transportation of passengers or 
freight or both, whose duty it shall be to inspect all such boats 
and the boilers, engines and hulls thereof, and their ap- 
pliances, devices and equipment for the safety of passengers 
and freight, operated as common carriers or kept for hire on 
any public water in the state, not subject to the authority in 
this respect of United States inspection laws, or where in- 
spections under such laws are not regularly made. When 
not engaged in the examination or inspection of boats or 
launches he shall perform such duties with reference to the 
department of the public service commission as the commis- 
sion shall direct. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 94, 95 101 

CHAPTER 94. 

AN ACT RELATING TO AID FURNISHED SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND 
THEIR DEPENDENTS. 

Sl'CTION SlXTlON 

1. Soldiers' aid, puMicalion of 2. Takes effect, 

names prohihitcd. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

1. Aid to Soldiers, etc. Amend section 16, chapter 106, 
Public Laws, by striking out all thereof and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 16. Publication. Selectmen of 
towns, and the mayor and aldermen of cities shall not publish 
or allow to be published in the annual reports of towns, or 
cities, the name of any soldier or sailor, his wife, widow, or 
minor children who have received such aid, but may enter the 
items under the heading of aid furnished soldiers and sailors. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 9, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 95. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF HIGHWAY AGENTS 
BY SELECTMEN. 

Sf.ction I Section 

\. Amendment. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Amendment. Amend chapter 80 of the Public Laws by 

adding after section 9 a new section: 9-a. , Effect of 

Vote. When a town at an annual meeting by major vote has 
authorized the selectmen to appoint one or more highway 
agents said action shall continue in effect until amended or 
repealed by a subsequent major vote of the town at an annual 
or special meeting. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 9, 1931.] 



102 Chapt 


PER 96 [1931 


CHAPTER 96. 


AN ACT RELATING TO SAVINGS BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES. 


Section 


Section 


1. Approval of loans, sales of 


8. 


Notes secured by deposit 


bonds, etc. 




books. 


2. Record of loans and invest- 


9. 


Notes with signers. 


ments. 


10. 


Bankers' acceptances. 


3. Yearlv expenses of banks. 


11. 


Bonds, public service com- 


4. Verification of deposit books. 




panies. 


5. Limitation on investments. 


12. 


Alanufacturing and fire insur- 


6. Investment in real estate out- 




ance companies. 


side this state. 


13. 


Property of bank registered ; 


7. Stock exchange collateral. 




list of legal investments. 




14. 


Repeal ; takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Approval of Loans, Sales of Bonds, etc. Amend section 
4 of chapter 260 of the Public Laws by adding at the end 
thereof the words: The investment committee or the board 
of trustees of a savings bank or the board of directors of a 
trust company shall approve all loans, all changes in mortgage 
or other security for loans, all purchases and sales of bonds, 
stocks, notes and other investments and shall perform such 
other duties, not inconsistent herewith, as the by-laws may 
prescribe. No change in any interest rate shall be made with- 
out the approval of the investment committee or the board of 
trustees or directors, so that the said section as amended shall 
read as follows: 4. Investment Committee; Officers. Said 
board shall elect an investment committee of not less than 
three of its members, and such other officers as may be neces- 
sary for the transaction of the business of the corporation. 
The investment committee or the board of trustees of a sav- 
ings bank or the board of directors of a trust company shall 
approve all loans, all changes in mortgage or other security 
for loans, all purchases and sales of bonds, stocks, notes and 
other investments and shall perform such other duties, not 
inconsistent herewith, as the by-laws may prescribe. No 
change in any interest rate shall be made without the approval 
of the investment committee or the board of trustees or 
directors. 

2. Loans and Investments. Amend section 12 of chapter 
260 by striking out the whole of said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 12. Record. There shall be 



1931] Chapter 96 103 

kept by every savings bank, state bank and trust company in 
this state a record of all loans and investments of every de- 
scription made by said institution in such form as the com- 
missioner may approve, which shall show that such loans or 
investments have been made with the approval of the invest- 
ment committee or the board of trustees or directors of such 
institution, and which shall indicate such particulars respect- 
ing such loans or investments as the commissioner shall direct. 
This record shall be submitted to the trustees and to the com- 
missioner at each examination required by law. Such loans 
or investments shall be classified in this record in such manner 
as the commissioner shall direct. 

3. Yearly Expenses of Banks. Amend section 7 of chap- 
ter 261 of the Public Laws by inserting after the word *'not" 
in the fourth line thereof the words, without the approval of 
the commissioner, and by striking out the words "and in no 
case shall they exceed" and inserting in place thereof the 
word plus, so that the said section as amended shall read as 

follows: 7. , Fixing; Limitations. The trustees shall 

annually establish the salary of the treasurer and of all other 
officers and employees of the bank. The total yearly expenses 
of the bank incurred by the trustees in its management, in- 
cluding salaries, shall not, without the approval of the com- 
missioner, exceed four thousand dollars while the average 
amount of its deposits is five hundred thousand dollars or 
less, plus the sum produced by adding to four thousand dol- 
lars three fifths of one per cent of the excess of deposits up to 
three million dollars, and one fifth of one per cent of the ex- 
cess of deposits above three million dollars. 

4. Verification of Deposit Books. Amend section 30 of 
said chapter 261 by inserting after the word "verification" in 
the first line thereof the words, conducted by the commis- 
sioner, and by adding at the end thereof the words: Every 
such bank and association shall pay to the state one half of 
the expense of such verification upon notice from the commis- 
sioner of the amount due, so that the said section as amended 
shall read as follows : 30. Quadrennial. There shall be a 
verification conducted by the commissioner of the individual 
deposit books of the depositors of every savings bank and of 
the due books of the shareholders of every building and loan 



104 Chapter 96 [1931 

association with the books of the bank or association, and a 
trial balance made of the depositors' ledgers of such bank or 
association, at least once in every period of four years from 
and after the year 1923, at such times in said period as the 
commissioner shall direct. Every such bank and association 
shall pay to the state one half of the expense of such verifica- 
tion upon notice from the commissioner of the amount due. 

5. Investments of Savings Banks. Amend section 1 of 
chapter 262 of the Public Laws by striking out the whole of 
said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 
1. Limitation. Savings banks and savings departments of 
banking and trust companies shall maintain a reserve of not 
less than five per cent of the amount of their deposits in cash 
and public funds of the United States and shall make invest- 
ment of the balance of their funds in the following classes 
of securities only; provided, however, that said requirement 
with respect to said reserve shall not apply to any bank which 
is a member of the Federal Reserve System. 

6. Real Estate Outside This State. Amend paragraph II 
of section 3 of said chapter 262 as amended by section 1, chap- 
ter 89 of the Laws of 1927 and section 2, chapter 122 of the 
Laws of 1929, by adding at the end thereof the following: No 
loan or investment shall be made under this paragraph upon 
real estate situated outside of New England except through 
or from an individual, partnership, association or corporation 
duly registered as a dealer in securities in this state, nor 
except upon written application showing the date, name of 
applicant, amount asked for and security offered and not more 
than thirty per cent of the deposits shall be loaned upon real 
estate situated outside of New England, so that the said para- 
graph as amended shall read as follows: 11. Other Real 
Estate. Those directly secured by first mortgage on real 
estate situated without this state, but entirely within the 
United States, except as provided in the preceding paragraph, 
which at the time of such investment is improved, occupied 
and productive; but not exceeding forty per cent of the de- 
posits shall be so invested, and no such investment shall be in 
a loan that exceeds fifty per cent of the value of the real estate 
by which it is secured, unless the loan is further secured by a 
guaranty satisfactory to the bank commissioner, in which 
case it shall not exceed sixty per cent of the value of the real 



1931] Chapter 96 105 

estate by which it is secured. The provisions of this para- 
graph shall not apply to bonds of railroad or public service 
corporations. No loan or investment shall be made under this 
paragraph upon real estate situated outside of New England 
except through or from an individual, partnership, association 
or corporation duly registered as a dealer in securities in this 
state, nor except upon written application showing the date, 
name of applicant, amount asked for and security offered and 
not more than thirty per cent of the deposits shall be loaned 
upon real estate situated outside of New England. 

7. Bonds. Amend paragraph V of section 3 of said 
chapter 262 as amended by section 4, chapter 122 of the Laws 
of 1929, by striking out the words "Boston or New York 
Stock Exchange" and inserting in place thereof the 
words, Boston Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Ex- 
change, or the New York Curb Exchange, so that said para- 
graph as amended shall read as follows : V. Stock Ex- 
change Collateral. Notes and bonds secured by collateral 
securities which are dealt in on the Boston Stock Exchange, 
the New York Stock Exchange, or the New York Curb Ex- 
change, the stock exchange price of which shall at all times 
be at least twenty per cent in excess of the amount due upon 
the notes and bonds while held by the bank ; but not exceeding 
twenty-five per cent of the deposits shall be so invested. 

8. Notes Secured. Amend paragraph VI of section 3 of 
said chapter 262 as amended by section 5, chapter 122 of the 
Laws of 1929, by striking out the whole of said paragraph 
and inserting in place thereof the following: VI. Deposit 
Books. Notes secured by any book of deposit issued by any 
savings bank, or by any savings department of a state or 
national bank, existing under the laws of and located in any 
New England state or notes secured by the depositor's pass 
book of any building and loan association of this state, pro- 
vided that the investment in the case of banks and building 
and loan associations located in New Hampshire shall not be 
in excess of one hundred per cent and in the case of banks 
located in the other New England states, shall not be in ex- 
cess of ninety per cent of the withdrawal value of the deposit 
evidenced thereby. 

9. Notes with Signers or Endorsers. Amend paragraph 
VII of section 3 of said chapter 262 by striking out the whole 



106 Chapter 96 [1931 

of said paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following : 
VII. Unsecured. Notes with two or more signers, or one 
or more endorsers, or notes of makers whose net assets are 
not less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars and 
whose total indebtedness does not exceed fifty per cent of their 
quick assets. Not exceeding ten per cent of the deposits shall be 
invested under the provisions of this paragraph and not ex- 
ceeding two per cent of the deposits shall be so loaned to any 
one borrower; provided, that, except in notes with two or 
more signers, or one or more endorsers, no savings bank shall 
invest under this paragraph unless its guaranty fund is full 
and unimpaired and the total value of its assets as determined 
by the commissioner exceeds the amount of its deposits by at 
least ten per cent. All notes accepted under the provisions of 
this paragraph shall be payable at a definite time not later 
than six months from date and shall not be renewed or the 
indebtedness represented thereby extended without the ap- 
proval of the investment committee or the board of directors 
or trustees. 

10. Amendment. Amend section 3 of said chapter 262 by 
inserting the following new paragraph to be numbered IX: 
IX. Bankers' Acceptances. Acceptances of member 
banks of the Federal Reserve System of the kinds and maturi- 
ties made eligible for rediscount or purchase by Federal Re- 
serve Banks. 

11. Public Service Companies. Amend paragraph VIII of 
section 12 of said chapter 262, as amended by section 16, 
chapter 122 of the Laws of 1929, by striking out the whole of 
said paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following: 
VIIL Bonds ; Notes. Mortgage bonds issued, assumed, or 
guaranteed as to principal and interest, by public service 
companies and mortgage bonds of companies controlled by 
such companies for the refunding of which mortgage bonds 
of such companies are specifically reserved; provided, that in 
at least three of the four years next preceding such invest- 
ment the net income of such companies shall have been not 
less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars and not less 
than twice the annual interest on the obligations in question 
and all other obhgations of corresponding or prior Ken; and 
bonds or notes issued, assumed, or guaranteed as to principal 
and interest, by public service companies; provided, that in 



1931] Chapter 96 107 

at least three of the four years next preceding such invest- 
ment the net income of such companies shall have been not 
less than five hundred thousand dollars and not less than 
twice such interest ; provided, also, that in all cases under this 
paragraph the company is subject to the regulatory super- 
vision of a state commission or shall operate under a franchise 
or franchises under which at least fifty-one per cent of its 
gross operating revenue is earned and extending at least three 
years beyond the maturity of any such bond, or under an in- 
determinate franchise or permit from, or agreement with, a 
public service commission or other competent public authority, 
which franchise, permit or agreement equally protects the 
security of the bondholders. 

12. Manufacturing and Fire Insurance Companies. 
Amend paragraph XV of section 12 of said chapter 262 as 
amended by section 6, chapter 89, Laws of 1927 and section 
23, chapter 122, Laws of 1929 by striking out the whole of 
said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 
XV. New Hampshire Companies. A. The bonds or notes 
of any company engaged in manufacturing in this state with 
a net worth of not less than two hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars, provided that the company has earned in at least four 
of the five years next preceding such investment net income 
of not less than twice the interest upon the obligations in 
question and all other obligations of corresponding or prior 
lien. B. The stock or certificates of interest in any such 
company provided that the company has earned in four of 
the five years next preceding such investment net income 
available for dividends on the entire outstanding issue of the 
stock in question of at least four per cent. C. The stock or 
certificates of interest in any fire insurance company organ- 
ized under the laws of and engaged in business in this state 
with a capital stock of not less than one million dollars and 
an unimpaired surplus of not less than five hundred thousand 
dollars, provided that such company has earned in four of the 
five years next preceding such investment net income avail- 
able for dividends on the entire outstanding issue of the stock 
in question of at least four per cent. Not exceeding two per 
cent of the deposits shall be invested under the provisions of 
this paragraph, and no bank shall hold more than five per 
cent of the outstanding stock of any such company. 



108 Chapter 97 [1931 

13. Amendment. Further amend said chapter 262 of the 
Public Laws by adding the following new sections to be num- 
bered 21 and 22 respectively: 21. Property of Bank 
Registered. All certificates for shares of stock, certificates of 
interest or registered bonds owned by any bank shall be 
registered in the name of the bank. 22. List of Legal In- 
vestments. Semi-annually, within the first ten days of May 
and November, the commissioner shall prepare a list of all the 
bonds and notes which are then legal investments under para- 
graphs I, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI and XII of sec- 
tion 12 of this chapter. Said list shall at all times be open to 
public inspection and a copy thereof shall be sent to every sav- 
ings bank and trust company. In the preparation of any Hst 
which the commissioner is required to furnish, he may employ 
such expert assistance as he deems proper or may rely upon 
information contained in publications which he deems au- 
thoritative in reference to such matters; and he shall be in 
no way held responsible for the omission from such list of any 
securities which conform to the provisions of said paragraphs, 
nor for the inclusion therein of any securities which do not so 
conform. 

14. Repeal; Takes Effect. Sections 31 to 86 inclusive of 
chapter 261 are hereby repealed. The requirement of section 
5 with respect to the reserve in cash and the public funds 
of the United States shall take eff'ect on June 30, 1932, and all 
other provisions of this act shall take efi'ect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 9, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 97. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE PAYMENT OF INTEREST ON HIGHWAY 
COMPLETION BONDS. 

Section Section 

I. Payment of interest on high- 2. Takes effect, 

way bonds. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Amendment. Amend chapter 50 of the Laws of 1929 
by inserting after section 6 a new section which shall read as 
follows: 6-a. Interest Payments. In meeting the interest 



1931] Chapters 98, 99 109 

requirements on the bonds issued by the state under the pro- 
visions of section 3 the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant upon the highway funds for the amount 
needed; and upon receiving interest from the towns or cities 
to which funds have been advanced under the provisions of 
said section 6, the state treasurer shall credit to the highway 
funds the amount so received as interest. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approyed April 10, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 98. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO 
DREDGE THE STREAM BED OF THE PEABODY RIVER IN GORHAM. 

Section 1. Authority granted. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Authority Granted. The state highway department is 
hereby authorized to expend maintenance funds for the pur- 
pose of dredging that portion of the stream bed of the Pea- 
body river immediately above the so-called extension of the 
Gorham Hill trunk line highway, for a distance of approxi- 
mately fifteen hundred feet, in order to protect said highway 
at so-called Portland bridge in case of future floods. 

[Approved April 10, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 99. 



AN ACT RELATING TO CIRCULATION OF FALSE RUMORS CONCERN- 
ING BANKS. 



Section 
3. Takes eflfect. 



Section 

1. False rumors prohibited. 

2. Penalty. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. False Rumors Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any 
person to wilfully and maliciously make, circulate or transmit 



110 Chapter 100 [1931 

to another or others any false statement, rumor or suggestion, 
written, printed, or by word of mouth, which is directly or by 
inference derogatory to the financial condition or affects the 
solvency or financial standing of any bank, savings bank or 
trust company, or any other financial institution under the 
supervision of the bank commissioner, doing business in this 
state, or who shall counsel, aid, procure or induce another to 
start, transmit or circulate any such statement or rumor, 

2. Penalty. Any person convicted of a violation of this 
act shall be fined not less than two hundred dollars, nor more 
than one thousand dollars, or be imprisoned for not more than 
one year, or both fined and imprisoned in the discretion of the 
court. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 100. 

AN ACT RELATING TO COMMON JAILS AND PRISONERS THEREIN. 

Section Section 

I. House of correction designated 2. Takes effect, 

as jail. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. House of Correction Designated as Jail. Amend sec- 
tion 7 of chapter 397 of the Public Laws as amended by 
section 1, of chapter 91 of the Laws of 1927, by striking out 
the whole of said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 7. Strafford, Cheshire, Merrimack and Sullivan 
Counties. All prisoners sentenced to jail by any court within 
the counties of Strafford, Cheshire, Merrimack and Sullivan 
shall be committed to the houses of correction at the county 
farms in said counties unless the judge sentencing the prison- 
ers shall designate some other jail within the state for such 
confinement. Said houses of correction are designated as jails 
for the confinement of prisoners. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



1931] Chapter 101 111 

CHAPTER 101. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO TAKING BLACK BASS. 

Section I Section 

1. Taking in certain lakes. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Taking in Certain Lakes. Amend section 7, chapter 
200 of the Public Laws, as amended by chapters 23 and 95 of 
the Laws of 1929, and by chapter 45 of the Laws of 1931, by 
inserting after the word "Sunapee" in the fourth hne the 
words, Lake Winnipesaukee, Asquam lakes and Lake Went- 
worth in the town of Wolfeboro, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 7. Black Bass. Black bass 
not less than nine inches in length may be taken and possessed 
from July first to January first, except that in Lake Sunapee, 
Lake Winnipesaukee, Asquam lakes and Lake Wentworth in 
the town of Wolfeboro bass may in addition be taken by the 
use of artificial flies, without weight, by casting only, from 
June fifteenth to July first. A person may take in one day 
a total of not more than ten pounds of black bass provided 
that if he has taken less than ten pounds he shall be entitled 
to take one additional fish. Black bass of any size and in any 
quantity may be taken and possessed at any time from the 
waters of Partridge lake in the towns of Littleton and Lyman. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



112 Chapter 102 [1931 

CHAPTER 102. 

AN ACT RELATING TO HAWKERS AND PEDDLERS. 



Si'CTION 

2. Takes effect. 



Section 

L Definitions ; penalty ; applica- 
tions ; certificates ; licenses ; 
fees; term of licenses; 
record ; persons exempt ; 
badges ; revocation of li- 
censes ; counterfeiting ; as- 
sistance. 

Be it enacted by ihe Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Amendment. Chapter 157 of the PubHc Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the whole thereof and substituting 
therefor the following: 

1. Definition. Except as hereinafter expressly provided, 
the terms "hawker" and "peddler" as used in this chapter 
shall mean and include any person, either principal or agent, 
who goes from town to town or from place to place in the 
same town selling or bartering, or carrying for sale or barter 
or exposing therefor, any goods, wares or merchandise. 

2. Prohibition; Penalty. No hawker or peddler shall sell 
or barter or carry for sale or barter, or expose therefor, any 
goods, wares or merchandise, unless he holds a license so to 
do as herein provided. Any person violating this section 
shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars, to be equally 
divided between the state and the town in which the offense 
was committed. Such sums as may be paid into the state 
treasury as penalties shall be credited to the secretary of state 
for his use in the enforcement of this chapter. 

3. Exceptions. The provisions of this chapter relating to 
hawkers and peddlers shall not apply to wholesalers or jobbers 
selling to dealers only, nor to commercial agents or other 
persons selling by sample, lists, or catalogues, nor to any 
person selling provisions, agricultural implements, fruit trees, 
vines, shrubs, books, newspapers, pamphlets, the products of 
his own labor or the labor of his family and the product of 
his own farm or the one which he tills, the manufacturers of 
furniture and ladders excepted. 

4. Applications. The secretary of state shall grant such 
license to any person who files in his office a certificate, signed 
by the mayor of a city or a majority of the selectmen of a 



1931] Chapter 102 113 

town, stating that, to their best knowledge and behef, the ap- 
phcant therein named is of good moral character; and is, or 
has declared his intention to become, a citizen of the United 
States. Such license shall not be granted to any other person. 
.>. Certificates. The mayor or selectmen, before granting 
such certificate, shall require the applicant to make oath that 
he is the person named therein, and that he is, or has declared 
his intention to become, a citizen of the United States. They 
shall forthwith act upon such application when made, and shall 
at once issue a certificate to the applicant if found qualified. 

6. Local Licenses. The secretary of state shall cause to 
be inserted in every license a synopsis of this chapter and the 
names of such cities and towns as the applicant selects, with 
the sums to be paid to the respective treasurers thereof, as 
provided in section 7, and shall receive from the applicant one 
dollar for each city and town so inserted. 

7. Fees. Every person licensed under the preceding sec- 
tions shall pay to the treasurer of each city or town mentioned 
in his license the following sums before offering or exposing 
for sale any goods, wares or merchandise therein : For every 
town of not more than one thousand inhabitants, according to 
the census next preceding the date of his license, five dollars ; 
for a town of more than one thousand and less than two thou- 
sand inhabitants, eight dollars; for a town of more than two 
thousand and not more than three thousand inhabitants, ten 
dollars; and for every thousand inhabitants in excess of three 
thousand, one dollar. The treasurer shall certify on the face 
of such license the sum so paid, which shall be for the use of 
such city or town. 

8. State Licenses. The secretary of state, upon conditions 
required in section 4, shall grant special state licenses upon 
the payment by the applicant of fifty dollars for the use of 
the state as a state license fee, and the person so licensed may 
do business as a hawker or peddler in any city or town in this 
state, without further payments. 

9. Term; Transfer. All licenses issued under the provi- 
sions of this chapter shall bear date the day they are issued 
and shall continue in force one year. A license granted under 
section 8 may be transferred by the secretary of state, upon 
application therefor, accompanied by a fee of one dollar and 
upon evidence furnished by the applicant like that required 



114 Chapter 102 [1931 

for the original granting of such hcense, and the transferee 
of a license granted under said section 8 may go about carry- 
ing for sale or barter, exposing therefor and selling or barter- 
ing any articles described therein within the state. The 
secretary of state may make rules and regulations consistent 
with law covering the transfer of licenses granted under said 
section 8. 

10. Record. The secretary of state and the treasurers of 
cities and towns shall keep records of all such hcenses upon 
which the sums herein provided have been paid to them, with 
the number of each, the names and residences of the persons 
licensed and the sums received thereon, and all such records 
shall be open for public inspection. 

11. Persons Exempt. Any soldier or sailor disabled in 
any war in which the United States has been engaged, or by 
sickness or disability contracted therein or since his discharge 
from the service because of such service, and the widow of 
any such soldier or sailor so long as she remains unmarried, 
or any citizen of this state over seventy years of age, shall be 
exempt from paying the license fees required by this chapter. 

12. Endorsing License; Exhibiting License; Use of Badges. 
Every person licensed as a hawker or peddler shall endorse his 
usual signature upon his license. When his license is de- 
manded of him by a mayor, selectman, alderman, town or city 
t easurer, sheriff or his deputy, any constable or police officer 
or any person to whom he sells or offers or exposes for sale 
his wares, he shall forthwith exhibit the same, and if he 
neglect or refuse so to do he shall be liable to the same penalty 
as if he had no license. The secretary of state shall, at the 
expense of the licensee, provide a badge for each peddler, 
ajid such badges shall bear the number of the license, the 
word "peddler," and such other information as the secretary 
of state may deem necessary. Each peddler shall wear his 
badge in a conspicuous place. 

13. License Effective Where. No license shall be effective 
in any place other than the place or places wherein it author- 
izes the licensee to operate. 

14. Revocation of Licenses. Any license granted by the 
secretary of state to a hawker or peddler may be revoked by 
him (1) upon conviction of the licensee of any offense which 
in the judgment of the secretary warrants such revocation, 



1931] Chapter 103 115 

or (2) upon the submission to the secretary of evidence satis- 
factory to him that, during- the term of the hcense, and acting 
under cover thereof, the hcensee has accepted or sohcited 
money otherwise than through a bona fide sale or barter of 
goods, wares or merchandise, or has in any manner begged or 
sohcited alms from the public, or (3) for any other sufficient 
cause. Whenever any person is convicted of a violation of 
any provision of this chapter, relative to hawkers and ped- 
dlers, the clerk of the court in which, or the trial justice by 
whom, such person was convicted shall notify the secretary of 
state. 

1.5. Counterfeiting Licenses, etc. Whoever counterfeits 
or forges a license, or has a counterfeited or forged license in 
his possession with the intent to utter or use the same as true, 
knowing" it to be false or counterfeit, or attempts to sell under 
a license which has expired or has been revoked or cancelled, 
or which has not been issued or transferred to him, or has in 
his possession another's license with intent to use the same, 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand 
dollars. 

16. Assistance. The secretary of state and the state 
treasurer are authorized to employ such assistance and to 
incur such expense for the administration of this act as the 
governor and council may approve, and the g-overnor is author- 
ized to draw his warrant therefor. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 10.}. 

AN ACT RELATING TO VILLAGE DISTRICT MEETINGS. 

Section Skction 

1. Special village district meet- 2. Takes effect, 

iiigs. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative ft 
in General Court convened: 

1. Special Village District Meetings. Amend section 4 of 
chapter 57 of the Public Laws by adding at the end of said 

section the following: In case of an emergency arising in a 

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116 Chapter 104 [1931 

district for which immediate expenditure of money is neces- 
sary, the district through its commissioners may appeal to 
the superior court for permission to hold a special district 
meeting which, if granted, shall give said meeting the same 
authority as the annual district meeting, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: 4. Appropriations. No 
village district shall raise or appropriate money at any special 
meeting of the inhabitants thereof except by vote by ballot, 
nor unless the ballots cast at such meeting shall be equal in 
number to at least one half of the number of legal voters of 
such district at the regular meeting next preceding such 
special meeting; and if a check-list was used at the last pre- 
ceding regular meeting the same shall be used to ascertain 
the number of legal voters in the district ; and such check-list, 
corrected according to law, shall be used at such special meet- 
ing upon request of ten legal voters. In case of an emergency 
arising in a district for which immediate expenditure of 
money is necessary, the district through its commissioners 
may appeal to the superior court for permission to hold a 
special district meeting which, if granted, shall give said 
meeting the same authority as the annual district meeting. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage, 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 104. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING VOTING TRUSTS IN DOMESTIC 
CORPORATIONS. 

Section Sixtiox 

1. Application of act. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Voting trusts authorized ; 

transfer of other shares ; 
certificates ; powers of trus- 
tees. 

Be it enacted by the Seyiate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Application of Act. Amend section 1, chapter 226 of 
the Public Laws by adding at the end of said section the 
words, and also sections 15 to 20, inclusive, so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows: 1. Exceptions. The 



1931] Chapter 104 117 

provisions of this chapter do not apply to pubHc municipal 
corporations, such as towns and cities. They do not apply to 
corporations organized under or adopting- the provisions of 
chapters 224 and 225, excepting the provisions of sections 10, 
11 and 12 hereof, and also sections 15 to 20, inclusive. 

2. Voting Trusts. Amend said chapter 226' by adding at 
the end of said chapter the following new sections : 

15. Trust Agreement. Two or more shareholders of any 
domestic corporation may pursuant to an agreement in writ- 
ing transfer their shares to any person or persons or to a 
corporation having authority to act as trustee for the purpose 
of vesting in such person or pei'sons or corporation as trustee 
or trustees all voting or other rights pertaining to such shares 
for a period not exceeding ten years and upon the terms and 
conditions stated in the agreement. 

16. Duplicate Copy. A duplicate copy of such agreement 
shall be filed with the clerk of the corporation and shall be 
open daily during business hours to the inspection of any 
shareholder or any depositor under said agreement or the at- 
torney of any shareholder or depositor. 

17. Transfer of Other Shares. Every other shareholder 
may transfer his shares to the same trustee or trustees upon 
the terms and conditions stated in said agreement within the 
time stated in the agreement, or within the time fixed by the 
trustee or trustees, but in any event at any time within six 
months of filing the agreement with the clerk of the corpora- 
tion, and thereupon shall be bound by all the provisions of said 
agreement. 

18. New Certificates Issued. The certificates of shares so 
transferred shall be surrendered and cancelled and new certifi- 
cates therefor issued to such person or persons as such 
trustee or trustees, in which new^ certificates it shall appear 
that they are issued pursuant to said agreement. In the 
entry of Iransfer on the books of the corporation it shall also 
be noted that the transfer is made pursuant to said agreement. 

19. Voting Trust Certificates. The trustee or trustees 
shall execute and deliver to the transferors voting trust cer- 
tificates. Such voting trust certificates shall be transferable 
in the same manner and with the same effect as certificates of 
stock under the provisions of sections 51, 52 and 53 of chapter 
225 of the Public Laws. 



118 Chapter 105 [1931 

20. Powers of Trustees. The trustee or trustees shall 
possess all voting and other rights pertaining to the shares 
so transferi'ed and registered in his or their names subject to 
the terms and conditions of and for the period specified in said 
agreement. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



CHAPTER lOr,. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DISPOSAL OF STATE LANDS UNDER 
CERTAIN CONDITIONS. 

]. Dcpartnu-nt lands. | 2. Repeal; takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Department Lands. Amend chapter 19 of the Public 
Laws by adding after section 28 a new section, which shall 

be numbered 28-a, and shall read as follows : 28-a. , 

Disposal of. Upon recommendation of the head of any state 
department having jurisdiction over the same the governor 
and council may sell, convey, transfer or lease any real prop- 
erty owned by the state. The funds accruing from such dis- 
posal shall revert to the credit of such department. This sec- 
tion shall not apply to sale of institutional lands as provided 
by section 5, chapter 9 of the Public Laws, as amended by 
section 1, chapter 40 of the Laws of 1927, and section 1, 
chapter 5 of the Laws of 1931, nor to real estate given or be- 
queathed to the state under provisions of trust. 

2. Repeal; Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts in- 
consistent herewith are hereby repealed, and this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



1931] Chapter 106 119 

CHAPTER 106. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE AID FOR DEPENDENT MOTHERS AND 
CHILDREN. 



Section 

1. Motherless children. 

2. Application for aid. 



Section 

3. Aid lor parent uf nmtherless 

children. 
1. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court Convened: 

1. Motherless Children. Amend chapter 108 of the 
Public Laws as amended by chapters 145 and 177 of the Laws 
of 1929 by adding at the end of section 9 the words, and 
motherless children, so that said section as amended shall 
read: 9. Recommendation for Appropriation. It shall be 
the duty of the state board of public welfare to recommend a 
special appropriation at each session of the legislature for an 
amount sufficient to meet the purposes of this act for the 
partial support of mothers and motherless children. 

2. Limitation of Time Removed. Amend section 12 of 
said chapter 108, as inserted by chapter 145 of the Laws of 
1929, by striking out the words "within fourteen days from 
the time when the application is made" so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: 12. Investigation. It 
shall be the duty of the secretary of the state board to in- 
vestigate the facts stated in the application and make writle;: 
recommendation of the amount of support she should receive. 
If the state board find that the applicant is entitled to i o 
lief they shall make such allowance to her as, in their opinion, 
is just. 

3. Extension. Amend said chapter 108 as amended by 
chapter 145 of the Laws of 1929 by inserting immediately 
following section 14 the following new sections: 14-a. 
Parent of Motherless Children. The parent of a motherless 
child may be given aid not exceeding eight dollars a month 
for each such child, provided (a) the mother is deceased or 
has abandoned the home or is mentally or physically in- 
capacitated and under treatment in an institution; (b) the 
child is living with the parent; (c) the parent by means of 
such aid is enabled to maintain his home by employing a suit- 
able caretaker, and such employment would be impossible 



120 Chapter 107 [1931 

without such aid; (d) such caretaker, in the judgment of the 
state board, is a proper person morally, physically and 
mentally to bring up the child; (e) such caretaker engages 
in no employment not approved by the state board; 
(f) the parent has been a resident of this state for 
at least two years before he applies for aid; (g) the parent 
is engaged in a lawful and gainful occupation where same is 
available and approved by the state board, and contributes 
regularly from his wages toward the maintenance of his home 
an amount satisfactory to the state board. 14-b. Applica- 
tion. The provisions of sections 11 and 12 hereof shall apply 
to applications for aid under the provisions of the preceding- 
section. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 107. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC RECORDS. 

SkCTION -I Si'XTION 

1. Safe keeping of public records. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court Convened: 

1. Safe Keeping. Section 46 of chapter 47 of the Public 
Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end of the said 
section the following: Provided that, if the office of the clerk 
is not equipped for the safe keeping of the said public records, 
the clerk may, with the approval of the selectmen, deposit 
such records in some safe and suitable place other than the 
clerk's office; so that the said section as amended shall read 
as follows: 46. Deposit with Clerk. All books, records, 
papers, vouchers and documents which shall be in the posses- 
sion of any officer, committee or board of officers of the town, 
and which are not needed elsewhere by them in the discharge 
of official duty, shall be deposited in the office of the town 
clerk, and shall be there kept and preserved by him as public 
records of the town. Provided that, if the office of the clerk 
is not equipped for the safe keeping of the said public records, 
the clerk may, with the approval of the selectmen, deposit 



1931] Chapters 108, 109 121 

such records in some safe and suitable place other than the 
clerk's office. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved Apiil 11, 1931.] 



CHAPTER lOS. 

AN ACT RELATING TO VACANCIES ON INSTITUTIONAL BOARDS. 

Section | Skction 

\. Vacating offices. I 2. Tal<os rHect. 

Be it niacted by the Senate and Houne of Representatives 
m General Court Convened: 

1. Amendment. Chapter 19 of the Public Laws is hereby 
amended by adding thereto a new section as follows: 39. 
Vacating Offices. Whenever the trustee of any state institu- 
tion shall have been absent from three consecutive meetings 
of the board of which he is a member, the governor and 
council may, after investigation of the cause of such absence, 
in their discretion declare the office of such trustee vacant, 
and his commission shall thereupon be deemed to be revoked 
and of no further effect. The vacancy shall thereupon be filled 
for the unexpired term in the same manner as by law provided 
for an original appointment, 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 109. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO GENERAL PULASKI COMMEMORATION DAY. 
Sr.CTiox 1. Commemoration Day. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Cou7't Convened: 

1. Commemoration Day. October eleventh is hereby 
made a special day of commemoration of the services to this 
country of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski ; and it is recom- 



122 Chapters 110, 111 [1931 

mended that the flag of the United States be displayed 
pubHcly and generally on that day; and that the governor be 
authorized to request the schools to hold special exercises in 
recognition of the patriotic devotion of the Polish hero. 
[Approved April 17, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 110. 

AN ACT REPEALING THE LAWS RELATING TO TRUSTS CREATED BY 
WRITING. 

Skction Skciion 

1. Repeal. .1 Takes effect. 

2. Savins clause. 

Be it enacted by tJie Senate and Honsc of R<'pr(:sentatives 
hi General Court Convened: 

1. Repeal. Section 20 of chapter 309 of the Public Laws 
relating to trusts created by writing is hereby repealed. 

2. Saving Clause. Such repeal shall not affect the juris- 
diction of the probate court over any such trusts which are 
now in process of administration in the probate courts. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 111. 

AN ACT RELATING TO BONDS OF CERTAIN TOWN OFFICERS. 

SkC'IIOX I Sl'XTION 

{. Bonds of certain town of:ficers. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court Convened: 

1. Bonds of Certain Town Officers. Amend chapter 47 of 
the Public Laws by adding after section 36 the following new- 
section: 36-a. Bonds of Town Clerks, Treasurers, and Tax 
Collectors. Town clerks, treasurers, and tax collectors shall 
furnish the bond of a reputable surety company in such form 
and with such provisions as shall be provided by the state tax 
commission, and the premium on such bond shall be paid by 
the town. 



1931] Chapters 112, 113 123 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 112. 

AN ACT RELATING TO COUNTY JAILS. 

Section [ Section 

1. Jail at County farm. | 2. Takes ffftct. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and HouHe of Representatives 
in General Cou7't Convened: 

1. Jail at County Farm. Amend section 9 of chapter 397 
of the Public Laws by adding the following words ; except that 
when the jail is located at the county farm in any county, the 
superintendent of said county farm shall have the custody of 
said jail and of the prisoners therein, and shall keep the 
same in person or by deputy; so that the said section shall 
read as follows: 9. Custodian. The sheriff shall have the 
custody of the jails in his county and of the prisoners therein, 
and shall keep the same in person or by deputy; except that 
when the jail is located at the county farm in any county, the 
superintendent of said county farm shall have the custody of 
said jail and of the prisoners therein, and shall keep the same 
in person or by deputy. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 113. 

AN ACT LIMITING THE TAKING OF RACCOON. 

Section i Section 

L Legal numhcr to he taken. 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
im General Court Convened: 

1. Limitation. Section 17 of chapter 198 of the Public 
Laws, as amended by chapter 152 of the Laws of 1929, is 
hereby amended by adding at the end of the said section the 



124 Chapter 114 [1931 

following: No person shall in any manner take more than 
twenty raccoon in any one season ; so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 17. Taking-. Sable, otter, 
fisher, mink, marten, muskrat, skunk or fox may be taken 
and possessed from October twentieth to March first, from 
the counties of Coos, Carroll and Grafton, and elsewhere from 
November first to March first. Raccoon may be taken with the 
aid or by the use of traps set under the restrictions of this 
title from October twentieth to January first in the counties 
of Coos, Carroll and Grafton, and from November first to 
January first in the other counties of the state. No person 
shall in any manner take more than twenty raccoon in any 
one season. 

2. Takes Eilect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 22, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 114. 



Section 




Sf.c-i 


1. Designation of state-aid 


high- 


2. 


way. 







AN ACT DESIGNATING A CERTAIN HIGHWAY IN THE TOWN OF 
BARNSTEAD FOR STATE AID IMPROVEMENT. 



Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court Convened: 

1. Designation. The highway in the town of Barnstead 
leading from Center Barnstead through South Barnstead to 
the Strafford town line is hereby designated as the next high- 
way in the town of Barnstead to be improved with state aid. 
No state aid for highways shall be expended upon other high- 
ways in the town of Barnstead, except by permission of the 
highway commissioner, until the above designated highway 
shall have been completed; provided, however, that nothing 
in this act shall be construed to prevent the expenditure of 
state funds for the improvement of highways already under 
improvement. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 22, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 115, 116 125 

CHAPTER 115. 

AN ACT AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL BONDS STATUTE. 

Sf.CTION j Si'XTION 

1. Construction of special acts of 2. Takes effect, 

municipal indebtedness. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court Convened: 

1. Special Acts Constiiied. Chapter 59 of the Pubhc Laws 
is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following 
new section: 22. Construction. Any special act heretofore 
or hereafter enacted shall be so construed as not to lessen 
the amount of indebtedness which the municipality affected 
would be authorized to incur under the terms of this chapter, 
unless such special act expressly provides for such limitation. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 22, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 116. 



AN ACT CONSTITUTING A PERMANENT STATE AGENCY ENTITLED 

NEW HAMPSHIRE SHORE AND BEACH PRESERVATION 

AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION. 



Sf.CTION 






SlX'TlOX 


1. Connnissidii ( 


■onsliluli 


;•<!. 


4. Coiniicnsatidii. 


2. Meml)ers; Ur 


ni, vara 


ncics. 


T). Api)ropriati()n, 


3. Duties. 






r,. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Hovse of Representatives 
in General Court Convened: 

1. Commission Constituted. The commission authorized 
by chapter 129 of the Laws of 1927 and chapter 273 of 
the Laws of 1929 is hereby continued and constituted a perma- 
nent state agency under the name of the New Hampshire 
Shore and Beach Preservation and Development Commission. 

2. Members. The present members of the commission 
authorized by the said chapters shall continue as members of 
the commission under the new title. Their term shall be four 
years. Thereafter the commission shall consist of six mem- 
bers appointed by the governor with the advice and consent 



126 Chapter 116 [1931 

of the council as follows: Two members for six years; two 
members for four years and two members for two years; 
thereafter the g^overnor with the advice and consent of the 
council shall appoint two members biennially. Vacancies in 
the commission, occurring in any manner, may be filled by the 
governor with the advice and consent of the council. 

3. Duties. Besides the duties assigned by the said chap- 
ters and further authority in coastal improvements hereafter 
arising, the commission shall cause investigations and studies 
to be made in co-operation with the appropriate agencies of 
the United States of America with a view to devising effective 
means of preventing erosion of the shores of the coastal 
waters of the state by waves and currents, and shall report 
their findings and recommendations biennially to the legisla- 
ture. 

4. Compensation. The members of the commission shall 
be paid their actual and reasonable expenses incident to the 
performance of their duties as such members. 

5. Appropriation. The sum of five thousand dollars is 
hereby appropriated for the year ending June 30, 1932, for 
the purpose of carrying into effect the purposes of this act. 
The balance of said appropriation unexpended at the end of 
said fiscal year shall not lapse but shall be available for the 
same purpose during the year ending June 30, 1933. The 
commission may use such portion of the said appropriation 
for co-operation with federal agencies as the secretary of war 
of the United States may require and the governor with the 
advice of the council, may approve. The governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant for same out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

6. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 22, 1931.] 



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CHAPTER 117. 

AN ACT RELATING TO CONDITIONAL PARDONS. 



Section 

2. Takes effect. 



Sr.CTioN 

I. Conditional pardons; report; 
breach of conditions; hear- 
ing. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
hi General Court Convened: 

1. Authorized. Chapter 19 of the Pubhc Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting therein, after section 6, the following 
new sections: 

6-a. Conditional Pardons. In a case in which the gover- 
nor is authorized by the constitution to grant a pardon he 
may, with the advice of the council and upon the petition of 
the prisoner, grant it subject to such conditions, restrictions 
and limitations as he considers proper. Among such condi- 
tions shall be one that the prisoner shall be in the custody of 
the parole officer of the state prison for the unexpired term 
of his sentence and one that during such term he shall violate 
no law. The governor may issue his warrant to all proper 
officers to carry such pardon into effect and such warrant shall 
be obeyed and executed instead of the sentence originally 
awarded. 

6-b. Report by Prison Trustees. In all cases where the 
petition is for the pardon of a person serving a sentence in 
the state prison, the board of prison trustees shall make a re- 
port upon the petition before it is referred to the council. 

6-c. Breach of Condition. If a prisoner who has been 
pardoned upon conditions to be observed and performed by 
him or her violates such conditions, the warden, superin- 
tendent or keeper of the institution in which the prisoner was 
confined shall forthwith cause the prisoner to be arrested and 
detained in any county jail until the case can be examined by 
the governor and council and the officer who makes the arrest 
shall forthwith give written notice to the governor and 
council. 

6-d. Hearing. The governor and council shall, upon re- 
ceiving such notice, examine the case of such prisoner and, if 
it appears by admission of the prisoner or by evidence, that 
the conditions of the pardon have been violated the governor 



128 Chapter 118 [1931 

with the advice of the council shall order the prisoner to be 
remanded and confined in the institution from which he or 
she was released for the unexpired term of his or her sentence 
and the time during which the prisoner was at large upon 
conditional pardon or during which the prisoner was confined 
for a crime constituting a breach of the condition of the par- 
don shall not be counted as a part of said term. If, however, 
it appears to the governor and council that the prisoner has 
not broken the conditions of his or her conditional pardon the 
prisoner shall be released but upon the same conditions im- 
posed by the governor and council at the time of his or her 
conditional pardon. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 22, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 118. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE ABATEMENT OF STATE TAX ON 
ACCOUNT OF PUBLIC FOREST LANDS. 

St'XTION I SkCIION 

1. Abatement of state tax on ac- | 3. Kepeal. 

count of i)ul)lic forest lands. ! 

2. Evidence; a1)alement. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court Convened: 

1. Amendment. Amend section 16 of chapter 192 of the 
Public Laws, as amended by chapter 49 of the Laws of 1927, 
by striking out the whole of said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 16. Procedure. Application 
for such abatement shall be made upon the blanks provided by 
the tax commission which shall call for such information as 
they deem necessary, and the tax commission, on the facts 
set forth in said return, may make an abatement of such an 
amount as equity may require, subject to the limitations 
herein provided. After the tax commission has made known 
its decision on such petition any town dissatisfied may ask for 
a hearing within thirty days from the date thereof. The com- 
mission shall hold a hearing thereon, after giving due notice 
to the selectmen. The commission, if dissatisfied with the 



1931] Chapter 119 129 

facts set forth in said return may ask for further information 
from the selectmen or may hold a public hearing thereon. 

2. Further Amendments. Amend sections 17 and 18 of 
chapter 192 of the Public Laws by striking out all of said sec- 
tions and inserting in place thereof the following: 17. 
Evidence. In making any abatement the commission shall 
consider among other facts, the amount of compensation, if 
any, which said town has received in any year from the federal 
or state governments on account of such federal or state land. 
18. Abatement. If an abatement is granted the commission 
shall certify the fact and the amount to the state treas- 
urer, who shall account to said town for such abatement out of 
any funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. In 
case the amount so certified by the commission shall be 
greater than the state tax assessed against said town the dif- 
ference between the amount so certified and the state tax 
shall be paid to the town by the state treasurer out of any 
funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, upon the 
approval of the governor and council. 

3. Repeal. Sections 19 and 20 of chapter 192 of the 
Public Laws are hereby repealed. 

[Approved April 22, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 119. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE REDEMPTION OF PROPERTY SOLD FOR 
TAXES AND DEEDS GIVEN BY TAX COLLECTORS. 



Section 

\. Redemption of propertj^ sol 
for taxes, notice. 

2. Receipt ; payment overdue. 

3. Deed. 



Sf.ction 

4. Contesterl sale. 

5. Saving clause. 

6. Takes effect 



Be it enaated by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court Convened: 

1. Amendment. Amend chapter 66 of the Public Laws 
by striking out all of sections 27 and 28 and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 27. Redemption. Any person in- 
terested in land so sold may redeem the same by paying or 
tendering to the collector, or in his absence, at his usual place 
of abode, at any time before a deed thereof is given by the 



130 Chapter 119 [1931 

collector, the amount for which the land was sold, together 
with costs for notifying mortgagees, if any, and with twelve 
per cent interest upon the whole amount from the time of sale 
to the time of payment or tender, together with redemption 
costs incurred. 

In case the tax collector who sold the property in question 
shall have died, become incapacitated, been removed from 
office or removed from the town or city or shall have been dis- 
charged from his bond by the selectmen or assessors, then 
the person interested in redeeming the property may tender 
the aforesaid sums to the tax collector then in office of said 
city or town ; and upon advice from the selectmen or assessors 
that the amount tendered is the correct amount due, the said 
tax collector shall accept said amount for the redemption of 
said property, 

28. , Notice. When the tax and charges shall be paid 

on property advertised, before the sale, and when any land 
sold shall be redeemed from such sale the tax collector or 
other person duly authorized under the provisions of this 
chapter to receive and accept such taxes and charges shall 
within seven days after such payment and within two days 
after such redemption notify the register of deeds of the fact 
of such payment or redemption, the date of the same and the 
party so paying or redeeming. 

2. Amendment. Amend section 31 of said chapter 66 by 
striking out the words "or his administrator" in the second 
line, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
31. Receipt; Payment Overdue. Upon each payment or 
tender; the collector shall give a receipt therefor, and shall 
pay over the money so paid or tendered to the purchaser upon 
demand. 

3. Amendment. Amend section 33 of said chapter 66 by 
striking out all of said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 33. Deed. The collector, if living and still 
a resident of said city or town, after two years from the sale, 
shall execute to the purchaser, his heirs or assigns, a deed of 
the land so sold and not redeemed. If the collector making 
the sale shall have died or if he is incapacitated for any rea- 
son or been removed from office or has removed from such 
city or town the tax collector then in office shall give such 
deed.' The deed shall be substantially as follows : 



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Know all men by these presents, That I, . . . . , collector of 
taxes for the Town of . . . . , in the County of .... and State 
of New Hampshire, for the year 19 . . , by the authority in 
me vested by the laws of the state, and in consideration 
of . . . . , to me paid by . . . . , do hereby sell and convey to him, 
the said . . . ., his heirs and assigns, (here describe the land 
sold), to have and to hold the said premises with the ap- 
purtenances to him, . . . ., his heirs and assigns forever. And 
I do hereby covenant with said . . . . , that in making this con- 
veyance I have in all things complied with the law, and that 
I have good right, so far as that right may depend upon the 
regularity of my own proceedings, to sell and convey the same 
in manner aforesaid. In witness whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand and seal the .... day of . . . . , 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of 

4. Amendment. Amend section 39 of said chapter 66 by 
striking out all of said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 39. Contested Sale. When the validity of a 
tax sale is contested or the holder of a tax collector's deed 
desires to quiet his, or its title to the property conveyed under 
such deed, the superior court, upon petition, notice to all 
parties in interest and hearing, shall make such orders and 
enter such judgment as justice requires. 

5. Saving Clause. This act shall not be taken to repeal 
or amend chapter 290 of the Laws of 1925 or any other act 
granting to a single municipality special powers relative to 
the handling of redemptions where the collector making the 
sale shall have removed from the town or city or shall have 
been discharged from his bond. 

6. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage except section 3 hereof which shall take effect July 1, 
1932. 

[Approved April 23, 1931.] 



132 Chapters 120, 121 [1931 

CHAPTER 120. 

AN ACT RELATING TO BONDS OF COUNTY OFFICERS. 

Section Section 

1. Payment by county of premium 2. Takes effect, 

on county officers' bonds. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Payment by County. Amend section 4, chapter 37 of 
the PubHc Laws by adding at the end of said section the fol- 
lowing: registers and deputy registers of deeds, registers 
and deputy registers of probate, solicitors, sheriffs and deputy 
sheriffs, clerks and deputy clerks of the superior court, and 
commissioners appointed by the superior court under section 
9 of chapter 36 of the Public Laws to perform the duties of 
any of said offices, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: 1. [4.] Expense of Bonds. The several counties 
shall pay the premiums on the bonds of their respective 
treasurers, registers and deputy registers of deeds, registers 
and deputy registers of probate, solicitors, sheriffs and deputy 
sheriffs, clerks and deputy clerks of the superior court, and 
commissioners appointed by the superior court under section 
9 of chapter 36 of the Public Laws to perform the duties of 
any of said offices. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 23, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 121. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE LIABILITY OF TOWNS AS TO HIGHWAYS 
HERETOFORE DISCONTINUED SUBJECT TO GATES AND BARS. 

Section I Section 

1. Liability. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Liability. Amend section 1 of chapter 79 of the Public 
Laws, as amended by chapter 12 of the Laws of 1931, by 
striking out the words "Whenever highways have been" in 
the last sentence of said section and substituting therefor 



1931] Chapter 122 133 

the following: In the case of highways heretofore or here- 
after; so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
1. Procedure. Highways in a town may be discontinued, or 
discontinued as open highways and made subject to gates and 
bars, by vote of the town. If they extend beyond the limits 
of the town they may be discontinued upon petition to the 
superior court and like proceedings thereon as in laying out 
highways. In the case of highways heretofore or hereafter 
so discontinued as open highways and made subject to gates 
and bars the town shall be relieved of all obligation to main- 
tain said highways and of all hability for damages incurred 
in the use thereof. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 28, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 122. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE LIABILITY OF TOWNS FOR DAMAGES 
HAPPENING IN THE USE OF HIGHWAYS. 

Sfxtion ] Section 

L Use of highways. 1 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
1. Towns. Amend section 4, chapter 89 of the Public 
Laws by striking out all of said section after the word "nor" 
in the fifth, sixth and seventh lines and inserting in place 
thereof the word, thereafter, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : 4. When not Liable. Towns shall not 
be liable for such damages happening upon state roads within 
their borders, nor upon highways within their borders which 
are constructed or repaired in whole or in part by the state or 
by state aid, while such construction is in process or such 
repairs are being made, nor thereafter. 
• 2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 28, 1931.] 



134 



Chapter 123 



[1931 



CHAPTER 123. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY AND THE 
SALE OF DRUGS. 



Section 

1. State board of health to co- 

operate. 

2. Retail drug store, permit, fee. 

3. Display of permit. 

4. Evidence of sale of drugs. 



Section 

5. Dealing in drugs. 

6. Sale of drugs 

packages. 

7. Sales permitted. 

8. Takes effect. 



in original 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. State Board of Health to Co-operate. Amend section 
8 of chapter 210 of the Pubhc Laws by adding to said section 
the following: The state board of health and its officials and 
employees shall co-operate with the state board of pharmacy 
in collecting samples of drugs and medicines sold, or suspected 
of being sold, in violation of this chapter, and in having 
analyses of said samples duly made, when requested by the 
state board of pharmacy; so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : 8. Enforcement. It shall be the duty 
of the commission, through officials and employees appointed 
by it or under its supervision for that purpose, to enforce all 
the provisions of this chapter. The state board of health and 
its officials and employees shall co-operate with the state board 
of pharmacy in collecting samples of drugs and medicines 
sold, or suspected of being sold, in violation of this chapter, 
and in having analyses of said samples duly made, when re- 
quested by the state board of pharmacy. 

2. Retail Drug Store. Amend section 39 of said chapter 
210 by striking out the whole of said section and substituting 
therefor the following: 39. Permit; Fee. The board shall 
upon application issue a permit to maintain a store for the 
sale at retail of drugs and medicines to such persons, firms or 
corporations as they may deem to be qualified to conduct such 
a store, such permit to be known as a retail drug store permit, 
for the compounding of medicines upon physicians' prescrip- 
tions and for the manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs, 
medicines and poisons, such place of business to be under the 
direct supervision of a registered pharmacist. The fee for 
said permit shall be five dollars. The holder of a retail drug 
store permit may keep his store open at all hours for the sale 



1931] Chapter 123 l3o 

of drugs and medicines. The permit shall expire on January 
first following date of issue. 

3. Amendment. Amend section 40 of said chapter 210 
by striking out the whole of said section and substituting 
therefor the following: 40. Application; Display of Permit. 
Application for a permit shall be made in such manner and in 
such form as the board may determine. The permit shall at 
all times be exposed in a conspicuous place in the store for 
which it is issued. 

4. Amendment. Amend section 41 of said chapter 210 by 
adding after the word "drugs" in line 5, the words, medicines, 
pharmaceuticals, and by adding after the word "shop" in line 
7 of the same section the words, medicine shop, medicine 
store, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
41. Evidence of Sale. Keeping a store or shop where drugs 
and medicines or chemicals are dispensed or sold or displayed 
for sale at retail, or where prescriptions are compounded, or 
which has upon it or in it as a sign the words pharmacist, 
pharmaceutical chemist, apothecary, druggist, pharmacy, 
drug store, drugs, medicines, pharmaceuticals, or their 
equivalent in any language, or advertising such store or shop 
as a drug store, apothecary shop, medicine shop, medicine 
store, or pharmacy, by any method or means, shall be prima 
facie evidence of the sale of drugs. 

5. Prohibition; Limitation. Amend section 43 of said 
chapter 210 by striking out the whole of said section and 
substituting therefor the following: 43. Dealing in Drugs. 
It shall be unlawful for any person who is not a registered 
pharmacist or an assistant pharmacist in a drug store 
registered in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, 
to compound, dispense, sell, offer for sale, or have in posses- 
sion with intent to sell, any potent drug, chemical or medicine, 
as defined in paragraph X of section 1 of this chapter, with 
the following exceptions: 

I. This shall not prevent the prescribing or dispensing of 
potent drugs or medicines by physicians, dentists or veter- 
inarians to their patients, nor the sale by wholesale dealers 
or manufacturers, nor the sale for agricultural, technical, or 
industrial uses. 

II. This shall not prevent the sale of proprietary medicines 



136 Chapter 123 [1931 

except those proprietary medicines which consist of or con- 
tain barbital and/or other compounds of the barbituric acid 
series, by whatever names called. 

6. Sale of Certain Drugs. Amend section 44 of said chap- 
ter 210 by striking out the whole of said section, and substi- 
tuting therefor the following: 44. Original Packages. 
This chapter shall not prevent the sale by any dealer of the 
following named drugs, medicines and chemicals in original 
packages only which have been put up by or under the direction 
of a registered pharmacist of this or some other state : Com- 
pound licorice powder, Rochelle salts, sodium phosphate, ex- 
tract of witch hazel, tincture of arnica, tincture of iodine, 
tincture of rhubarb, chloroform liniment, sweet spirits of 
nitre, aromatic spirits of ammonia, oxide of zinc ointment, es- 
sence of peppermint, essence of wintergreen, hydrogen per- 
oxide, and camphor liniment, nor of pills or tablets of quinine 
sulphate, extract of cascara, cathartic compound, sodamint, 
sodamint and pepsin, and potassium chlorate. 

7. Sales Permitted. Amend section 46 of said chapter 210 
by striking out the whole of said section and substituting 
therefor the following: 46. Sales Permitted. This chapter 
shall not prevent the sale of the following : Alum, blue vitriol, 
borax, camphor gum, copperas, Epsom salts, Glauber salts, 
castor oil, oil of turpentine, sulphur, cottonseed oil, saltpetre, 
household ammonia, flavoring extracts and unofficial chlo- 
rinated solutions. 

8. Takes Eflfect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved April 28, 1931.] 



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137 



1. 


Rate. 


11. 


2. 


How determined. 


12. 


3. 


Determination of value. 


13. 


4. 


Evidence of value. 


14. 


5. 


Proportionate value. 


IS. 


6. 


Statement of utility. 


16. 


7. 


Doomage. 


17. 


8. 


Certificates of tax. 


18. 


9. 


Re-hearing. 


19. 


10. 


Appeal to superior court. 


20. 



CHAPTER 124. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAXATION OF GAS AND ELECTRIC 
UTILITIES. 

Section Section 

Appeal liy state. 

Notice of tax; payment. 

Not affected by appeal. 

Final adjustment. 

Interest. 

Extents. 

Report of commission. 

Expense of assessment. 

Disposition of revenue. 

Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Rate. Every person, partnership, association and 
corporation, except municipal corporations, engaged within this 
state as a public utility in the manufacture, generation, dis- 
tribution, transmission or sale of illuminating gas or electric 
energy, shall pay to the state an annual tax, as of April first 
of each year, upon the actual value of the franchises held or 
exercised by the utility as such by virtue of the laws of this 
state, at a rate as nearly equal as may be to the average rate 
of taxation at that time upon other property throughout the 
state. But nothing in this act shall be taken to alter, amend 
or repeal the laws in force as to the assessment locally of 
taxes upon the tangible property of such utilities. 

2. How Determined. The tax commission shall determine 
said average rate of taxation, and in so doing shall not con- 
sider property specially taxed, savings bank deposits, deposits 
in savings departments of national banks, income, legacy and 
succession taxes, and polls. 

3. Determination of Value. The tax commission shall de- 
termine the value of the franchises taxable hereunder as of 
April first, and before such determination shall hold public 
hearings, notice of which shall be given in advance and at 
which representatives of the state and of the taxpayer and 
other persons may appear, be heard and offer evidence. 

4. Evidence of Value. The tax commission shall consider 
as evidence of value of the franchises of any such public 
utility the difference between, (1) its earnings available under 



138 Chapter 124 [1931 

proper accounting and management for dividends on its com- 
mon stock, undivided profits or surplus, capitalized at such rate 
as such public utility may lawfully be permitted to earn upon 
the value of its property devoted to such public utility use, 
and (2) the value of all its assets, but not including franchises 
taxable under this act, less the amount of its outstanding pre- 
ferred stock, bonds and all other indebtedness incurred for 
such pubHc utility use, except its common stock, making due 
allowance for property not used in its utility business and 
earnings or losses resulting therefrom ; and such other evidence 
as may be pertinent, including the fair average market value 
for the preceding year of the outstanding securities of any 
such utiHty. The franchises taxable under this act shall not 
include any property or estate which is subject to local taxa- 
tion or which would be exempt from taxation if owned by a 
natural person or ordinary business corporation. 

5. Proportionate Value. When only a portion of the 
franchises, property and estate of any such public utility is 
located within the state, the tax commission in determining 
the actual value of the franchises taxable under this act shall 
consider all pertinent evidence, including the proportionate 
value of all of its franchises, property and estate in this state 
to all of the franchises, property and estate of such utility, 
and the facts required to be reported by section 6. 

6. Statement of Utility. Every such public utility shall, 
on or before July first annually, deliver to the tax commission 
a statement under oath, in such form as the commission may 
prescribe, showing the number and par value, if any, of the 
shares of each class of its stock, and the average market value 
of each share for the preceding calendar year, the dividends 
paid per share on each class of stock during such preceding 
year; the date of issue, the total face value of each issue of 
its bonds, the interest paid thereon and the average market 
value of said bonds during such preceding year; the amount 
of its other indebtedness and the interest paid on the same 
and the average market value thereof during said preceding 
year; an operating statement for the preceding year, includ- 
ing such analysis of receipts and expenditures as may be re- 
quired; the total mileage of its wires whether within or with- 
out the state, and the total mileage within the state ; and such 



1931] Chapter 124 139 

further information and evidence as the commission may re- 
quire. 

7. Doomage. If any such utility shall neglect seasonably 
to furnish such evidence, or to lay it before the commission, 
such utility may be doomed to pay a tax on double the value of 
its franchises, property and estate subject to taxation. 

8. Certificates of Tax. The tax commission, prior to 
September thirtieth in each year, shall file with the state 
treasurer certificates of their decisions. 

9. Re-hearing. The state, or any such utility, may at any 
time within thirty days from the filing of the decision move 
for a re-hearing. The tax commission may, for cause shown, 
allow the motion, and shall have authority to give further 
hearing and increase or abate the tax as justice may require. 
Notice shall be given the state treasurer of the order or de- 
cision made upon such a motion. 

10. Appeal. The state, or any utility against whom a tax 
is assessed, if aggrieved by the decision of the commission, 
may apply to the superior court for relief at any time within 
ninety days after the filing of the decision. Whenever a mo- 
tion for a re-hearing is filed the time within which an appeal 
may be taken shall not begin to run until final decision upon 
the motion for re-hearing shall have been made by the com- 
mission. The superior court upon appeal shall give to the 
parties such notice and hearing and shall make such orders 
or decisions concerning all matters involved in or collateral to 
the proceedings, as justice may require. 

11. , by State. The attorney-general shall attend the 

hearings given by the tax commission in pursuance of section 
3, and shall prosecute an appeal in behalf of the state when- 
ever such an appeal may be necessary to protect its interests. 

12. Notice of Tax; Payment. Upon receipt of said certifi- 
cates of decisions, the state treasurer shall notify the parties 
against whom taxes have been assessed, and such taxes shall 
be paid on or before October fifteenth of the same year. 

13. Not Affected by Appeal. The pendency of proceedings 
under section 9 or 10 shall not be a cause of delay in the pay- 
ment of any tax. 

14. Final Adjustment. If upon such proceedings a de- 
cision for the reduction of any tax shall be rendered, the state 



140 Chapter 124 [1931 

treasurer shall credit and allow such reduction, with interest 
upon any sum actually paid thereon, upon any tax assessed 
against the party entitled to the same, and payable after the 
rendition of such decision. If upon such proceedings it shall 
appear that the tax against any such utility was too small, 
the difference shall be paid by the utility concerned as of the 
date of the decision. 

15. Interest. If any such tax is not paid when due, in- 
terest at the rate of ten per cent per annum shall be added 
thereto from that date until the time of payment. 

16. Extents. The state treasurer shall issue his extent 
for the sum unpaid and interest against the utility in default ; 
and all the property owned by such utihty on April first pre- 
ceding shall be liable for the payment thereof. 

17. Report of Commission. The tax commission shall in- 
corporate in its report all facts as to the total market value 
of the stocks and bonds and other funded or floating debt of 
such utility and the capitalized value ascertained as herein 
provided, the total wire mileage of each utility, together with 
such other information as it may deem proper. 

18. Expense of Assessment. The expense of determining 
and assessing and collecting this tax shall be paid out of the 
revenue derived therefrom. Until such revenue is available, 
such expense shall be paid out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. The tax commission may employ 
such experts and investigators for the ascertainment of facts 
pertinent to the determination of the tax as the governor and 
council may approve. 

19. Disposition of Revenue. The revenue derived under 
this act, after deducting the cost of assessment and collection, 
shall be covered into a special fund constituted by legislative 
act and distributed in accordance therewith. 

20. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take eff"ect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved April 28, 1931.] 



Sections 19, 20 and 21, see chapter 160 post. 



1931] Chapter 125 141 

CHAPTER 125. 

AN ACT TO ASSESS AN ESTATE TAX ON ESTATES SUBJECT TO 
TAXATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES. 

Si'XTlON SiXTION 

1. Estate tax: tax imposed; when 2. Takes effect, 

payable; liability; lien; ex- 
tension of time ; duplicate 
returns ; intent of act ; rules 
and regulations ; act void 
when ; adjustments ; estates 
affected ; provisions appli- 
cable ; disposition of revenue. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Estate Tax. The Public Laws are hereby amended by 
inserting after chapter 72, under the title taxation, the fol- 
lowing new chapter: 

CHAPTER 72-A 

TAXATION OF TRANSFERS OF CERTAIN ESTATES 

1. Tax Imposed. In addition to the taxes imposed by 
chapter 72 of the Public Laws an estate tax is hereby imposed 
upon the transfer of all estates which are subject to an estate 
tax under the provisions of the United States revenue act of 
1926, and amendments thereto, where the decedent at the time 
of his decease was a resident of this state. The amount of 
said New Hampshire estate tax shall be equal to the extent, 
if any, of the excess of the credit of not exceeding eighty per 
cent, allowable under said United States revenue act, over 
the aggregate amount of all estate, inheritance, transfer, 
legacy and succession taxes paid to any state or territory or 
the District of Columbia, in respect to any property in the 
estate of said decedent. Provided that such estate tax hereby 
imposed shall in no case exceed the extent to which its pay- 
ment will effect a saving or diminution in the amount of the 
United States estate tax payable by or out of the estate of the 
decedent had this act not been enacted. The tax imposed 
by this act shall be for the use of the state. 

2. When Payable. The New Hampshire estate tax shall 
be payable to the state treasurer at the same time or times at 
which the United States estate tax is payable and shall bear 



142 Chapter 125 [1931 

interest, if any, at the same rate and for the same period as 
such United States tax. 

3. Liability. Administrators, executors, trustees and 
grantees under a conveyance, made during the grantor's life 
and taxable hereunder, shall be liable for such taxes, with in- 
terest, until the same have been paid. 

4. Lien. Said taxes and interest shall be and remain a 
lien on the property subject to the taxes until the same are 
paid. 

5. Extension of Time. The assistant attorney-general 
may, for cause shown, extend the time of payment of said tax 
whenever the circumstances of the case require. 

6. Duplicate Returns. It shall be the duty of the legal 
representative of the estate of any decedent who was a resi- 
dent of this state at the time of his death and whose estate 
may be subject to the payment of a United States estate tax 
to file duplicates of the United States estate tax returns with 
the assistant attorney-general. He shall also file with the 
assistant attorney-general a certificate or other evidence from 
the bureau of internal revenue showing the amount of the 
United States estate tax as computed by that department. The 
assistant attorney-general shall compute and assess the state 
estate tax and shall certify the amount so due and payable to 
the executor or administrator, if any, otherwise to the person 
or persons by whom the tax is payable. Any person in in- 
terest aggrieved by such computation and assessment may, 
within ten days, appeal therefrom to the probate court hav- 
ing jurisdiction of the estate which shall have full power and 
authority to hear and determine the matter. 

7. Intent of Act. It is hereby declared to be the intent 
and purpose of this act to obtain for this state the benefit of 
the credit allowed under the provisions of said United States 
revenue act, to the extent that this state may be entitled by 
the provisions of said act, by imposing additional taxes and 
the same shall be liberally construed to effect this purpose. 

8. Rules and Regulations. The assistant attorney-general 
may make such rules and regulations relative to the assess- 
ment and collection of the tax provided for by this act, not 
inconsistent with law, as may be necessary to carry out the 
intent of this act. 



1931] Chapter 125 143 

9. Act Void When. This act shall become void and of no 
effect in respect to the estates of persons who die subsequent 
to the effective date of the repeal of Title III of the United 
States revenue act of 1926, or of the provisions thereof allow- 
ing- the credit of not exceeding eighty per cent. 

10. Adjustments. If the amount of tax imposed by Title 
III of said revenue act shall be increased or decreased as 
affecting an estate taxable hereunder subsequent to the pay- 
ment of the tax as imposed by section 1 of this act, the tax 
imposed upon such estate hereunder shall be changed accord- 
ingly. Any additional tax shall be assessed by the assistant 
attorney-general and paid within thirty days after the date 
of the notice from said assistant attorney-general of the 
amount thereof. Any excess tax received by the state treas- 
urer shall be refunded within thirty days after the amount 
shall have been certified to said state treasurer by the as- 
sistant attorney-general, without special appropriation there- 
for. 

11. Estates Affected. The provisions of this act shall 
apply to the estates of all decedents dying after the date 
when this act takes effect and shall also apply to the estate 
of any decedent with respect to which the United States estate 
tax has not been paid at the time this act takes effect. 

12. Provisions Applicable. The provisions of chapter 72 
of the Public Laws, relating to the tax on legacies and suc- 
cessions, shall apply to the taxes imposed by this act in so far 
as the same are applicable and not in conflict with the pro- 
visions hereof. 

13. Disposition of Revenue. The revenue derived under 
this act shall be covered into a special fund constituted by an 
act providing a special fund for the rehabilitation of treasury 
balances and the retirement of state indebtedness and dis- 
tributed in accordance therewith. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 28, 1931.] 



144 Chapter 126 [1931 

CHAPTER 126. 

AN ACT PROVIDING A SPECIAL FUND FOR THE REHABILITATION 

OF TREASURY BALANCES AND THE RETIREMENT OF STATE 

INDEBTEDNESS. 

Section Six'tion 

1. Special fund constituted. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Temporary loans. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Special Fund Constituted. The revenue derived by the 
state from an act relating to the taxation of gas and electric 
utilities and an act to assess an estate tax on estates subject 
to taxation under the laws of the United States, shall, after 
paying the expense of collection thereof, be set aside by the 
state treasurer as a special fund from which money may be 
drawn, until otherwise ordered by the legislature, upon war- 
rants, which the governor is hereby authorized to draw, for 
the following purposes only: (1) for general purposes 
authorized by law in the total amount of not in excess of one 
million dollars, less such net amount as may be covered into 
the general funds from the proceeds of temporary loans 
authorized by section 2; (2) for the payment of temporary 
loans made under authority pf section 2 hereof and of the in- 
terest on such loans; (3) for the payment of bonds and/or 
notes and interest thereon whose payment is not specially pro- 
vided for by law; (4) for the purchase and cancellation of 
such bonds and/or notes; (5) for the setting up of a sinking 
fund (a) for the purchase and cancellation of such bonds 
and/or notes at such future time as they may be purchasable, 
and/or (b) the payment of such bonds and/or notes and inter- 
est thereon when the same become due. The use of the 
special fund for the first and second purposes named shall be 
mandatory; its use for any one or more of the third, fourth 
and fifth purposes shall be as the governor and council shall 
from time to time in their discretion determine. In the ex- 
ercise of their discretion the governor and council shall keep 
in mind the purpose of this act, which is to rehabilitate the 
treasury balances as of July 1, 1931, and retire at the earliest 
practicable time so much of the state debt as has not other- 
wise been provided for out of specified revenue. 



1931] Chapter 127 145 

2. Temporary Loans. In anticipation of the receipt of 
revenue payable into the special fund hereinbefore provided 
for, the state treasurer is hereby authorized to borrow upon 
short-time notes of the state such sums, not exceeding in all 
one million dollars in addition to temporary borrowings 
authorized by other provisions of law, as the governor and 
council may from time to time approve. The proceeds of the 
sale of said notes shall be paid into the general funds. To the 
extent that such notes mature at times when there is insuf- 
ficient money in the special fund, after rehabilitating the 
treasury balances as of July 1, 1931, to pay said notes, they 
may be extended, or refunded by other short-time notes. The 
time and place of payment of all short-time notes, their de- 
nominations, the rate and times of interest payments thereon, 
their form, the manner of their sale and the prices at which 
they shall be sold, shall be approved by the governor and 
council. In determining the total amount authorized to be 
borrowed under this section no account shall be made of dupli- 
cations due to extensions and/or refundings. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 28, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 127. 



AN ACT RELATING TO PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE 
COMMISSION. 

SeC'I'IOX Skc'iiox 

1. Exi)cnscs in rate cases. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Condition. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Expenses in Rate Cases. Section 36 of chapter 238 of 
the Public Laws is hereby amended by striking out the whole 
of said section and substituting therefor the following: 
36. , Rates. Whenever any investigation shall be neces- 
sary to enable the commission to pass upon the reasonable- 
ness of the rates or charges by a public utility, the utility 
shall pay to the commission its expenses involved in the in- 
vestigation, including the amounts expended by it for ex- 



146 Chapter 127 [1931 

perts, accountants or other assistants, and the salaries and 
expenses of all employees of the commission for the time 
actually devoted to said investigation, but not including any 
part of the salaries of the commission; provided, that the 
amount charged to the utility by the commission in any such 
case shall not exceed one half of one per cent of the existing 
valuation of the utility investigated, such expenses with six 
per cent interest to be charged by the utility to operating 
expenses and amortized over such period as the commission 
shall deem proper and allowed for in the rates to be charged 
by the utihty. 

2. Condition. Amend section 5 of said chapter 238 by 
adding at the end of said section the following: Provided, 
that the commission shall be under no obligation to make any 
investigation upon any rate matter which may have been in- 
vestigated by the commission within a period of five years, 
but said commission may in its discretion make an investiga- 
tion within said period of five years; so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 5. Public Utilities. Upon 
complaint made by the city council or mayor of any city, or by 
the selectmen of any town, in which a public utility is author- 
ized to manufacture, sell or supply gas or electricity for heat, 
light or power, or to supply water, or to transmit telephone or 
telegraph messages, or upon the complaint in writing of not 
less than one hundred customers or subscribers of such public 
utility in cities of thirty thousand or more inhabitants, or of 
not less than fifty in cities of twenty thousand or more in- 
habitants, or of not less than twenty-five in any other city or 
town, or upon petition of a public utility, as to the quality of 
the service furnished by such public utility, or that the 
charges made therefor are excessive or insufficient, or con- 
cerning proposed future rates, the commission shall investi- 
gate as to the cause for such complaint or petition, and, after 
notice and hearing, may make such order, if any, as may in 
its opinion be necessary to establish just and reasonable rates 
or charges or to require the making of any reasonable and 
just improvements in service or methods. Provided, that the 
commission shall be under no obligation to make any investi- 
gation upon any rate matter which may have been investi- 
gated by the commission within a period of five years, but 



1931] Chapter 128 147 

said commission may in its discretion make an investigation 
within said period of five years. 

3. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved April 29, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 128. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FREEING ELIOT TOLL BRIDGE. 

SiaTiox I Skctiox 

\. Purchase authorized. 3. Appropriatiou. 

2. Eminent domain. I 4. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

1. Purchase Authorized. The city of Dover is hereby 
authorized to acquire title to that portion lying within this 
state of a certain toll bridge, said bridge extending from said 
city of Dover to South Berwick in the state of Maine and 
known as the Eliot Bridge and to maintain the same as a 
pubHc highway. 

2. Eminent Domain. If the city of Dover cannot purchase 
the same at a fair value then it may institute proceedings for 
the taking of the same by eminent domain and the procedure 
for that purpose shall be the same and the value of the por- 
tion of the bridge shall be determined as in cases of land taken 
for highways upon petition to the superior court. On the 
payment of the value as finally determined the title to the por- 
tion of the bridge so taken shall vest in the city of Dover. 

3. Appropriation. A sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars is hereby appropriated to be expended by the highway 
commissioner with the approval of the governor and council, 
upon vesting of title in the city of Dover, to reimburse said 
city of Dover to an amount not exceeding one half the cost 
of the acquisition of said portion of the bridge, and the gov- 
ernor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same 
on the highway funds. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall not take effect until a 
proper official or municipality of the state of Maine is em- 
powered by that state to purchase so much of said bridge 



148 Chapters 129, 130 [1931 

as is in the state of Maine and shall not take effect until said 
city of Dover is authorized to proceed under this act by vote 
of the city council of said city of Dover. 
[Approved April 29, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 129. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTHUMBERLAND TO 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATION 

FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION. 

Section 1. Authority granted. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Authority Granted. The town of Northumberland is 
hereby authorized and empowered to raise and appropriate 
at a special town meeting to be called for that purpose, a sum 
of money to take advantage of the special appropriation made 
by the state for road construction under the provisions of a 
resolution passed at the present session of the legislature. 
At said special meeting the provisions of section 5, chapter 42 
of the Public Laws, as amended by chapter 56 of the Laws of 
1927, relative to the number of ballots cast being equal to at 
least one half the number of legal voters in said town shall 
not apply, but said appropriation may be made by majority 
vote of those present and voting. 

[Approved April 29, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 130. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO ASSISTANTS IN THE OFFICE OF THE BANK 
COMMISSIONER. 



Skction 

\. Bank ccjmmissioncr ; clerical 



Skction 
2. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Bank Commissioner. Amend section 5, chapter 259 of 
the Public Laws by striking out the word "two" in the third 
line and inserting in place thereof the word, three, and by 



1981] Chapter 131 149 

striking out the words "two clerks, one at a salary of Class C 
as established by chapter 19" and inserting in place thereof 
the words, such clerical assistants as the governor and coun- 
cil may approve, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: 5. , Compensation; Assistants. The an- 
nual salary of the commissioner shall be five thousand dollars, 
and that of the deputy commissioner three thousand dollars. 
The commissioner may appoint three examiners at an annual 
salary not to exceed two thousand seven hundred and fifty 
dollars each; two accountants at an annual salary not to ex- 
ceed two thousand dollars each; and such clerical assistants 
as the governor and council may approve. The commissioner, 
deputy commissioner, examiners and accountants shall be al- 
lowed their actual traveling expenses when engaged in their 
official duties upon the approval of the governor and council. 
No person shall serve as examiner or accountant who would 
be disqualified to serve as commissioner or deputy commis- 
sioner. The commissioner may remove at any time any 
subordinate except the deputy commissioner. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 29, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 131. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION FOR 
DEATH UNDER THE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LAW. 

Section 1 Skctkin 

1. Compensation for (kalh. 1 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 
1. Amendment. Section 19 of chapter 178 of the Public 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out the words "three 
thousand" in the ninth line of subdivision I of said section 
and inserting in place thereof the words four thousand five 
hundred; and striking out the word "one" in the second line 
of subdivision III of said section and inserting the word two, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 19. 
For Death. The amount of compensation shall be, in case 
death results from injury: 



150 Chapter 132 [19?.l 

1. Dependents. If the workman leaves any widow, 
children or parents, at the time of his death, then wholly de- 
pendent on his earnings, a sum to compensate them for loss, 
equal to one hundred and fifty times the average weekly earn- 
ings of such workman when at work on full time during the 
preceding year during which he shall have been in the employ 
of the same employer, or, if he shall have been in the employ- 
ment of the same employer for less than a year, then one hun- 
dred and fifty times his average weekly earnings on full time 
for such less period ; but in no event shall such sum exceed four 
thousand five hundred dollars. Any weekly payments made 
under this subdivision shall be deducted from the sum so fixed. 

11. , Partial. If such widow, children or parents at 

the time of his death are in part only dependent upon his earn- 
ings, such proportion of the benefits provided for those wholly 
dependent as the amount of the wage contributed by the de- 
ceased to such partial dependents at the time of injury bore 
to the total support of the dependents. 

ill. No Dependents. If he leaves no such dependents, 
the reasonable expenses of his medical attendance and burial, 
not exceeding two hundred dollars. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1931. 
[Approved April 29, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 132. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH TO 

ENFORCE, CONCURRENTLY WITH TOWNS, SUCH REGULATIONS 

AS IT IS EMPOWERED TO MAKE. 



Sectiom 

1. Suite hoard of health em- 
])owfrc(l to enforce regula- 
tions. 



Si- 



2. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. State Board of Health Empowered to Enforce Regula- 
tions. Amend section 2 of chapter 140 of the Public Laws 
by striking out in said section in the fourth line the word 
"their" and substituting in place thereof the word its, also 
by striking out in said section all that follows the word "the" 



1931] Chapter 133 151 

in the fifth line and substituting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: state and local boards of health. The state board may 
also enforce, concurrently with towns, all of the other pro- 
visions of this chapter. Any person, firm or corporation wil- 
fully violating any rule or regulation of the state board as 
made hereunder shall be fined ten dollars, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: 2. General Regulations. 
The state board of health may make, in addition to the rules 
and regulations of the health officers of towns, such other 
rules and regulations, or such amendments to existing rules 
and regulations, as in its judgment the public good requires, 
and such rules and regulations shall be enforced by the state 
and local boards of health. The state board may also enforce, 
concurrently with towns, all of the other provisions of this 
chapter. Any person, firm or corporation wilfully violating 
any rule or regulation of the state board as made hereunder 
shall be fined ten dollars. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 29, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 133. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE FLAG AND SEAL. 

Skctkjn Sf..TII)N 

1. Flag altered. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Design of seal. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Flag Altered. Section 1 of chapter 8 of the Public 
Laws is hereby amended by striking therefrom the words, 
"the motto shall include the date 1784;" so that said section 
shall read as follows: 1. Flag. The state flag shall be of 
the following color and design: The body or field shall be 
blue and shall bear upon its center in suitable proportion and 
colors a representation of the state seal ; the seal shall be sur- 
rounded by a wreath of laurel leaves with nine stars inter- 
spersed. When used for military purposes the flag shall 
conform to the regulations of the United States. 

2. Design of Seal. Section 4 of chapter 8 of the Public 



152 



Chapter 133 



[1931 



Laws is hereby amended by striking- out the whole thereof 
and substituting therefor the following: 4. Seal. The seal 
of the state shall be two inches in diameter, circular, with the 
following detail and no other: A field crossed by a straight 
horizon line of the sea, above the center of the field ; concentric 
with the field the rising sun, exposed above the horizon about 
one third of its diameter; the field encompassed with laurel; 
across the field for the full width within the laurel a broad- 
side view of the frigate Raleigh, on the stocks ; the ship's bow 
dexter and higher than the stern; the three lower masts 
shown in place, together with the fore, main and mizzen tops, 
shrouds and mainstays; an ensign staff at the stern flies the 
United States flag authorized by act of Congress June 14, 
1777; a jury staff on the mainmast and another on the fore- 
mast each flies a pennant; flags and pennants are streaming 
to the dexter side; the hull is shown without a rudder; below 
the ship the field is divided into land and water by a double 
diagonal line whose highest point is sinister; no detail is 
shown anywhere on the water, nor any on the land between 
the water and the stocks except a granite boulder on the dex- 
ter side; encircling the field is the inscription, SEAL . OF 
THE . STATE . OF . NEW HAMPSHIRE, the words sepa- 
rated by round periods, except between the parts of New 
Hampshire; at the lowest point of the inscription is the date 
1776, flanked on either side by a five-pointed star, which 
group separates the beginning and end of the inscription ; the 
whole form and design to be as follows: 




1931] Chapter 184 153 

3. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
on January 1, 1932. 

[Approved April 29, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 134. 



AN ACT ESTABLISHING COMMISSIONER DISTRICTS IN THE 
COUNTY OF BELKNAP. 

Section I Section 

L Districts established. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Districts Established. Amend chapter 36 of the Public 
Laws by adding after section 15, as inserted by chapter 142 of 
the Laws of 1929, the following new sections: 18. County 
Commissioner Districts. For the purpose of the election of the 
county commissioners in Belknap count.v said county shall 
be divided into three districts as follows: District 1, wards 
1 to 6 inclusive in the city of Laconia; district 2, the towns 
of Center Harbor, Meredith, New Hampton, Sanbornton and 
Tilton; and district 3, the towns of Belmont, Gilmanton, 
Barnstead, Alton and Gilford. 17. Eligibility. No person 
shall be eligible to be a candidate for county commissioner 
except from the district in which he is a resident. 18. Vot- 
ing and Election. The inhabitants of said county may vote 
for not more than one candidate from each district, and the 
candidate receiving the highest number of votes in any one 
district shall be elected county commissioner from that dis- 
trict. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage, and all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed. 

[Approved May 1, 1931.] 



154 Chapter 135 [1931 

CHAPTER 135. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE INCORPORATION OF INSURANCE 
COMPANIES. 

Si'XTlON Sf.CTION 

1. Incorporation of insurance 2. Takes effect, 

companies. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
1. Amendment. Amend section 1, chapter 272 of the 
Public Laws by inserting after the word "corporation" in the 
second Hne of said section the words, with capital stock, by 
inserting after the figures "225" in the third line of said sec- 
tion the words, and a corporation to carry on business on the 
mutual plan may be formed pursuant to the provisions of 
chapter 223, by inserting after the word "fire" in the sixth 
line of said section the words, smoke, smoke smudge, by in- 
serting after the word "hail" in the same line of said section 
the word, windstorm, by inserting in line twelve of said sec- 
tion after the word "vessels" the word, aircraft, and by in- 
serting in line sixteen of said section after the word "vehicles" 
the word, aircraft, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: 1. Purposes. Subject to the additional or 
varied requirements stated in this chapter, a corporation with 
capital stock may be formed, pursuant to the provisions of 
chapter 225 and a corporation to carry on business on the 
mutual plan may be formed pursuant to the provisions of 
chapter 223, for the purpose of conducting the following kinds 
of insurance business: 

I. On property and rents and use and occupancy, against 
loss or damage by fire, smoke, smoke smudge, lightning, earth- 
quake, hail, windstorm or other action of the elements ; explo- 
sion (other than the explosion of steam boilers or flywheels) ; 
riot, strike or civil commotion; bombardment; breakage or 
leakage of apparatus erected for extinguishing fires and on 
such apparatus against loss or damage by accidental injury 
and against liability of the insured for loss or damage to 
property caused thereby. 

II. On vessels, aircraft, cars or other vehicles, freight, 
goods, money, effects and money loaned on bottomry and re- 
spondentia, against loss or damage from the perils of the sea 



1931] Chapter 136 155 

and other perils usually insured against by marine insurance, 
or from the risk of inland navigation and transportation ; and 
on motor vehicles, aircraft, their fittings and contents and use 
and occupancy, against loss or damage from accident, colli- 
sion, theft or other casualty, and against liability of the owner 
or user thereof for injury or damage to property caused 
thereby. 

III. On the lives of persons and every insurance pertaining 
thereto or connected therewith, including endowments, and to 
grant, purchase or dispose of annuities. 

IV. Against bodily injury or death by accident, and 
against disablement resulting from sickness and every insur- 
ance pertaining thereto, including quarantine and identifica- 
tion. 

V. Against the liability of the insured for the death or 
disabihty or damage to property of another. 

VI. On property and rents and use and occupancy, against 
loss or damage and against liability of the insured therefor 
from explosions of steam boilers, tanks and engines, their con- 
nections and machinery connected therewith, and breakage of 
flywheels and machinery, and to make inspections thereof; 
and against loss from burglary, theft or forgery, and against 
loss or damage by the breakage of glass. 

VII. Insurance of the performance of contracts and the 
faithful discharge of duties. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take eff'ect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 1, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 136. 

AN ACT RELATING TO LIABILITY INSURANCE OF STATE 

DEPARTMENT HEADS AND EMPLOYEES OPERATING 

STATE OWNED MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Section | Stxtion 

1. Group insurance. f 2 Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court conveyied: 
1. Amendment. Amend chapter 19 of the Public Laws 
by adding a new section 32-a to follow section 32 and to read 



156 Chapter 137 [1931 

as follows: 32-a. Group Insurance. The governor and 
council may, if they deem it advisable, purchase one or more 
policies of liability insurance, containing such provisions as 
they deem proper, covering the operation of any or all state 
owned motor vehicles by state department heads and employees. 
The premium or premiums therefor, at the option of the gov- 
ernor and council, may be paid on warrant of the governor 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated 
or may be charged to the different departments in such pro- 
portion as the governor and council may deem just. The 
purchase of such policy or policies by the governor and council 
shall suspend the operation of section 32, as amended by 
chapter 188 of the Laws of 1929, in so far as the governor 
and council shall deem advisable. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 1, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 137. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE TERM OF OFFICE AND SALARY OF THE 
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER. 



Sr.CTioN 
3. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Term of office. 

2. Salary. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Term. Section 1 of chapter 271 of the Public Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out the word "three" in the third 
line of said section and substituting therefor the following, 
five, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
1. Appointment; Term; Removal. An insurance commis- 
sioner shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and 
consent of the council, who shall hold office for five years and 
until a successor is appointed and (lualified. He may be re- 
moved at pleasure by the governor and council. 

2. Salary. Section 7 of chapter 271 of the Public Laws, 
as amended by chapter 165 of the Laws of 1929, is hereby 
amended by striking out the words "thirty-five hundred" in 
said section and substituting therefor the following, five 



1931] Chapter 138 157 

thousand, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: 7. Compensation. The annual salary of the commis- 
sioner shall be five thousand dollars, and of the deputy 
commissioner eighteen hundred dollars, and shall be full com- 
pensation for their services. A temporary commissioner shall 
be paid five dollars a day for the time actually spent in the 
discharge of his duties; and the governor and council shall 
audit and allow his account therefor. 

3. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take eff"ect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved May 1, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 138. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SOLDIERS' HOME. 

Section I Skction 

L Membershi]) of lioard ui man- 3. Investigation of applicants. 

agcrs. ! 4. Takes effect. 

2. Chairman of hoard. 

Be iit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Membership of Board. Amend section 2 of chapter 12 
of the Public Laws as amended by chapter 114 of the Laws 
of 1929, by striking out all of said section 2 and inserting in 
place thereof a new section 2 as follows: 2. Board of 
Managers. The government of the home is vested in the 
board of managers of the New Hampshire Soldiers' Home, 
consisting of the governor, ex officio, the commander of the 
Grand Army of the Republic for the department of New 
Hampshire, ex officio, the commander of the United Spanish 
War Veterans of the department of New Hampshire, ex officio, 
the adjutant of the American Legion of the New Hampshire 
department, ex officio, the commander of the Veterans of 
Foreign Wars of the New Hampshire department, ex officio, 
and five citizens of the state, four of whom, at least, served 
in the army or navy of the United States in the war of the 
Rebellion, the war with Spain or the World War, and were 
honorably discharged, to be appointed by the governor with 
the advice of the council and are members one each of the 



158 Chapter 138 [1931 

New Hampshire department of the Grand Army, the United 
Spanish War Veterans, the American Legion, and the Vet- 
erans of Foreign Wars. They shall hold office five years and 
until their successors are appointed and qualified; and in case 
of a vacancy, an appointment shall be made for the unexpired 
term. 

2. Chairman of Board. Amend section 3 of said chapter 
12 of the Public Laws as amended by chapter 4, Laws of 1929, 
by striking out all of said section 3 and inserting in place 
thereof a new section 3 as follows : 3. Chairman ; Secretai-y. 
The board shall choose one of their number chairman and an- 
other, secretary, to hold office during the pleasure of the board. 
The secretary shall keep a correct record of the proceedings 
of the board and perform such other duties as they may re- 
quire of him. 

3. Investigation of Applicants. Amend section 7 of said 
chapter 12 of the Public Laws by adding at the end of said 
section the following: An investigation of the industrial and 
financial conditions of any applicant for admission to the home 
shall be made by a competent board selected by the governor 
and council upon request from the board of managers of the 
soldiers' home, and a prompt report made to the managers, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
7. Admission. No applicant shall be admitted to the home 
unless he served in a New Hampshire military organization, 
or in the army or navy of the United States, and was credited 
to this state in a time of war and was honorably discharged 
from such service; or unless after such service he has been a 
resident of this state for the three years next preceding his 
application for admission. An investigation of the industrial 
and financial conditions of any applicant for admission to the 
home shall be made by a competent board selected by the 
governor and council upon request from the board of man- 
agers of the soldiers' home, and a prompt report made to the 
managers. 

4. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take eff"ect 
upon its passage. 

■ [Approved May 1, 1931.] 



1931] Chapter 139 159 

CHAPTER 139. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO LAYING OUT HIGHWAYS TO PUBLIC WATERS 

AND TO CHANGES IN THE ROUTE OF STATE AND 

TRUNK LINE HIGHWAYS. 

Si'XTioN Si'-criox 

1. Highways U) puhlic waters. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Changes of routes of high- 

ways. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Amendment. Amend section 2, chapter 77 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the whole of said section and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: 2. Procedure. The 
commissioners shall issue an order of notice on the petition 
filed with the governor, shall determine whether there is 
occasion for the laying out of the highway and if so, de- 
termine its location, and shall have the same powers that 
selectmen have in laying out highways and shall proceed in 
the same manner. 

2. Amendment. Amend section 8, chapter 84 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the whole of said section and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: 3. Changes in 
Routes. He is authorized to recommend to the governor and 
council such changes in the routes of existing state highways 
and trunk line highways as he shall think expedient. The 
making of changes in the routes of such highways and the 
taking of land necessary for such purpose may be by proceed- 
ings as for laying out highways to public waters, 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 1, 1931.] 



160 Chapters 140, 141 [1931 

CHAPTER 140. 

AN ACT RELATING TO STATE-AIDED HIGHWAYS IN THE TOWN 
OF HOLDERNESS. 

Section I Skctidn 

1. Town of Holdcnicss. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Town of Holderness. Amend section 4 of chapter 44 
of the Laws of 1925 by inserting after the word "completed" 
in the third line the words, except in the town of Holderness 
which town may expend one half the amount raised by said 
town for state aid upon other highways in said town, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 4. No 
state aid for highways, as required by law, shall be expended 
upon other highways in said towns until the above designated 
highway shall have been completed, except in the town of 
Holderness which town may expend one half the amount raised 
by said town for state aid upon other highways in said town. 
Provided, however, that nothing in this act shall be construed 
to prevent the expenditure of state funds upon trunk lines, 
and locations for which special appropriations may be made. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 4, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 141. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE OCEAN BOULEVARD. 

Section I Section 

L .\uthorily t^ adjust claims. j 2. Takes effect. 

Whereas the state of New Hampshire, by authority of 
chapter 89 of the Laws of 1899 and subsequent acts, has con- 
structed a highway along the coast of the state known as the 
Ocean Boulevard; and 

Whereas certain adverse claims have been made by vari- 
ous persons affecting the ownership of land and the extent of 
said boulevard, which claims are much complicated by the 
action of the ocean upon said coast line and said boulevard; 
now therefore 



1931] Chapter 142 161 

Be M enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Authority to Adjust Claims. The governor and council 
are hereby authorized to make such conveyances, releases and 
purchases as they may deem advisable to adjust the disputed 
claims along the Ocean Boulevard. If a satisfactory adjust- 
ment of said matters cannot be made the attorney-general is 
hereby authorized to take whatever action may be necessary 
promptly to secure a court decision establishing the extent 
of said boulevard and the title of the state to the land claimed 
in fee or as an easement. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 5, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 142. 



AN ACT ALLOWING FLY FISHING ONLY IN MOODY POND IN THE 
TOWN OF WEARE. 

Section I Section 

1. Taking brook trout. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Taking Brook Trout. Amend paragraph I, section 1, 
chapter 200 of the Public Laws as amended by section 1, chap- 
ter 155 of the Laws of 1929 by adding at the end of said 
paragraph the following: Those not less than eight inches in 
length may be taken with a fly from Moody pond so called in the 
town of Weare from April fifteenth to August first, so that 
said paragraph as amended shall read as follows: L Those 
not less than ten inches in length may be taken from Sunapee 
and Newfound lakes, Crystal lake in Enfield, Tewksbury pond 
in Grafton, Pleasant pond in New London, Dan Hole pond in 
the towns of Ossipee and Tuftonboro and Success pond in 
Coos county from April fifth to September first. Those not 
less than ten inches in length may be taken with a fly from 
Little Dan Hole pond in the town of Ossipee and the tribu- 
taries thereto, including the river from Big Dan Hole 
pond, from April fifth to September first. Those not less 



162 Chapter 143 [1931 

than eight inches in length may be taken with a fly from 
Moody pond so called in the town of Weare from April 
fifteenth to August first. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 5, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 143. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAKING OF SMELT. 

Section | Sixtion 

1. Change in season. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hoiise of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Change in Season. Amend section 33, chapter 200 of 
the Public Laws, as amended by chapter 42 of the Laws of 
1927, by striking out the words "March thirty-first" and sub- 
stituting in place thereof the words April fifteenth; so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 33. Smelt. 
The taking of salt water smelt from the Piscataqua river and 
its tributaries, the Exeter river and its tributaries, Great Bay 
and Greenland Bay, from April fifteenth to July first, is pro- 
hibited ; and no person shall at any time take salt water smelt 
from any of said rivers, bays or tributaries, unless he is, and 
has been for six months, a resident of this state. Smelt taken 
from all salt waters of the state may be bought and sold dur- 
ing the open season therefor. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall takes effect upon its 
passage. ■^^ Ti^l^ 

[Approved May 5, 1931.] 



1931] Chapter 144 163 

CHAPTER 144. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE EXAMINATION OF APPLICANTS FOR 
LICENSES TO OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Si'XTioN I Section 

1. Operation o£ motor vehicles. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Operation of Motor Vehicles. Amend section 2 of 
chapter 101 of the PubHc Laws by striking out the period at 
the end thereof and inserting in its place the following; pro- 
vided, however, that no physical defect of the applicant shall 
debar him or her from receiving a license unless it can be 
shown by common experience that such defect incapacitates 
him or her from safely operating a motor vehicle, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: 2. Examination. 
Before a license is granted to any person, except to a non- 
resident, the applicant, if he has not been theretofore licensed 
to operate a motor vehicle in this state, shall pass an examina- 
tion as to his qualifications, such as the commissioner shall 
prescribe, and no license shall be issued until the commissioner 
is satisfied that the applicant is a proper person to receive it ; 
provided that, if an applicant for a license to operate motor 
vehicles under the provisions of this section has been granted 
a non-resident certificate as provided in section 5, for the cur- 
rent year, the commissioner may issue such license without 
an examination, provided, however, that no physical defect of 
the applicant shall debar him or her from receiving a license 
unless it can be shown by common experience that such defect 
incapacitates him or her from safely operating a motor 
vehicle. 

2. Takes EflPect. This act shall takes effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 5, 1931.] 



164 Chapter 145 [1931 

CHAPTER 145. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES TO 
THE GENERAL COURT. 

Section J Skction 

1. Election of representatives. I 2. Talces effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genercd Court convened: 

1. Amendment. Amend chapter 32 of the Public Laws by 
striking out the whole of sections 3 arid 4 and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 

3. Apportionment. Until another general census of the 
state is taken and officially promulgated, the following named 
towns and wards may send representatives to the general 
court under the authority of the constitution, as follows: 

One representative each from Allenstown, Alstead, Alton, 
Amherst, Andover, Antrim, Ashland, Auburn, Barnstead; 
Barrington, Bartlett, Bath, Bedford, Belmont, Bethlehem, 
Boscawen, Bow, Brentwood, Bristol, Campton, Canaan, 
Candia, Charlestown, Chester, Chesterfield, Concord ward 2, 
Concord ward 3, Concord ward 8, Cornish, Deerfield, Dover 
ward 5, Durham, Enfield, Epping, Epsom, Fitzwilliam, Frank- 
lin ward 1, Gilford, Gilmanton, Greenville, Hampstead, Hamp- 
ton, Henniker, Hinsdale, Holderness, Hollis, Hopkinton, Jef- 
ferson, Kingston, Laconia ward 3, Lincoln, Londonderry, 
Loudon, Lyme, Marlborough, Merrimack, Milan, Milton, 
Moultonborough, New Boston, New Hampton, New Ipswich, 
New London, Newton, Northfield, North Hampton, North- 
wood, Orford, Ossipee, Pelham, Pittsburg, Plainfield, Plaistow, 
Portsmouth ward 4, Raymond, Rindge, Rochester ward 1, 
Rochester ward 3, Rochester ward 5, Rollinsford, Rumney, 
Rye, Sanbornton, Sandwich, Seabrook, Somersworth ward 1, 
Somersworth ward 2, Somerworth ward 3, Somersworth ward 
5, Stewartstown, Strafford, Stratford, Sunapee, Tamworth, 
Tilton, Troy, Wakefield, Warner, Warren, Weare, Westmore- 
land, Whitefield, Wilton, Woodstock. 

Two representatives each from Colebrook, Concord ward 1, 
Concord ward 5, Concord ward 9, Dover ward 3, Farmington, 
Franklin ward 2, Franklin ward 3, Gorham, Hillsborough, 
Hooksett, Hudson, Jaffrey, Keene ward 2, Keene ward 3, 



1931] Chapter 145 165 

Keene ward 4, Keene ward 5, Laconia ward 1, Laconia 
ward 2, Laconia ward 4, Laconia ward 5, Laconia ward 6, 
Lancaster, Lisbon, Meredith, Nashua ward 2, Nashua 
ward 4, Nashua ward 9, Newmarket, Northumberland, Pem- 
broke, Peterborough, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Portsmouth ward 

3, Portsmouth ward 5, Rochester ward 2, Rochester ward 4, 
Rochester ward 6, Salem, Somersworth ward 4, Swanzey, 
Walpole, Winchester, Wolfeboro. 

Three representatives each from Berlin ward 3, Concord 
ward 4, Conway, Dover ward 1, Dover ward 2, Dover ward 4, 
Goffstown, Hanover, Haverhill, Manchester ward 9, Milford, 
Nashua ward 3, Nashua ward 5, Nashua ward 6, Nashua ward 
7, Portsmouth ward 1. 

Four representatives each from Berlin ward 2, Berlin ward 

4, Concord ward 6, Concord ward 7, Derry, Exeter, Keene 
ward 1, Littleton, Manchester ward 1, Manchester ward 4, 
Manchester ward 10, Manchester ward 11, Nashua ward 1, 
Nashua ward 8, Newport, Portsmouth ward 2. 

Five representatives each from Berlin ward 1, Manchester 
ward 2, Manchester ward 3, Manchester ward 12, Manchester 
ward 13. 

Six representatives each from Lebanon, Manchester ward 
6, Manchester ward 7. 

Seven representatives from Manchester ward 5. 

Eight representatives from Manchester ward 8. 

Ten representatives from Claremont. 

4. , Part Time. The following named towns, not hav- 
ing six hundred inhabitants according to the census of 1930 
and having a right under the constitution to elect a represen- 
tative such proportional part of the time as the number of 
their inhabitants, according to such census, bears to six hun- 
dred, may elect one representative in each of the years set 
opposite their names in the following list: 

Bennington • 1932 1934 1938 1940 

Bradford 1932 1934 1938 1940 

Brookline 1932 1934 1938 1940 

Canterbury 1932 1934 1938 1940 

Chichester 1932 1934 1938 1940 

Columbia 1934 1936 1938 1940 

Dalton 1932 1934 1938 1940 



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[1931 



Danbury 1932 1934 1938 

Dublin 1932 1934 1938 

Dunbarton 1932 1934 1938 

Franconia 1932 1934 1938 

Fremont • 1934 1936 1938 

Gilsum 1932 1934 1938 

Grafton 1932 1934 1938 

Greenland 1932 1934 1936 

Hampton Falls 1932 1934 1936 

Hancock 1934 1936 1938 

Harrisville 1932 1934 1938 

Madison 1932 1934 1938 

Stratham 1934 1936 1938 

Sutton 1932 1934 1938 

Tuftonboro 1932 1934 1938 

Wilmot • 1932 1934 1938 

Windham 1932 1934 1936 

Unity 1934 1936 1938 

Acworth 1932 1936 1940 

Alexandria 1932 1936 1940 

Atkinson 1932 1936 1940 

Carroll • . 1932 1936 1940 

Center Harbor 1932 1936 1940 

Danville 1932 1936 1940 

Francestown 1934 1938 1940 

Freedom 1932 1936 1940 

Greenfield 1932 1936 1940 

Hill 1932 1936 1940 

Kensington 1932 1936 1940 

Landaff 1932 1936 1940 

Lee •. 1932 1936 1940 

Lyndeborough 1932 1936 1940 

Monroe 1932 1936 1940 

New Castle 1932 1936 1940 

New Durham 1932 1936 1940 

Newfields 1934 1938 1940 

Newington 1934 1938 1940 

Nottingham 1932 1936 1940 

Piermont 1932 1936 1940 

Thornton • 1932 1936 1940 



1940 
1940 
1940 
1940 
1940 
1940 
1940 
1938 
1938 
1940 
1940 
1940 
1940 
1940 
1940 
1940 
1938 
1940 



1931] Chapter 145 167 

Webster 1932 1936 1940 

Wentworth 1932 1936 1940 

Benton 1934 1938 

Croydon 1934 1938 

Deering 1934 1938 

Dummer 1934 1938 

East Kingston 1934 1938 

Effingham 1934 1938 

Errol 1932 1936 

Goshen 1936 1940 

Grantham 1934 1938 

Jackson 1934 1938 

Langdon 1932 1938 

Lempster 1934 1940 

Litchfield 1934 1938 

Lyman 1934 1938 

Madbury 1934 1938 

Marlow 1934 1938 

Mason 1934 1938 

Mont Vernon 1934 1938 

Newbury . 1934 1938 

Richmond 1934 1938 

Sahsbury 1934 1938 

South Hampton . 1934 1938 

Springfield 1932 1940 

Stark 1934 1938 

Washington 1934 1938 

Bridgewater 1936 

Brookfield 1936 

Chatham 1936 

Clarksville 1936 

Dorchester 1938 

Easton 1934 

Eaton 1936 

Groton 1936 

Hebron • 1938 

Middleton 1936 

Nelson • 1936 

Randolph 1938 

Sandown 1936 



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[1931 



Shelburne 1936 

Stoddard 1938 

Sullivan 1936 

Surry .* 1936 

Temple 1936 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 5, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 146. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR STATE AID FOR PERSONS SUFFERING FROM 

CANCER AND FOR THE CREATION AND APPOINTMENT 

OF A CANCER COMMISSION. 



Section 


Section 




1. Commission. 


6. Aid to dependents. 




2. Term of oflfice. 


7. Appropriations. 




3. Duties. 


8. Contributions from 


other 


4. Investigation and reports. 


sources. 




S. Organization. 


9. Takes effect. 





Whereas it appears that in this state several hundred 
residents are annual victims of the disease known as cancer, 
and 

Whereas adequate methods of combating and treating 
this disease are lacking in many parts of the state, and in- 
accessible to those without means, and 

Whereas it is the duty of the state to promote, protect 
and preserve the health of its residents, and 

Whereas in fulfilling this duty it appears advisable that 
a thorough, proper and careful investigation and survey be 
made of the cancer situation as it exists in New Hampshire, 
and that preventive and curative possibihties be rendered by 
the state, therefore 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Commission. There shall be a state cancer commission, 
consisting of the governor ex officio and four others to be ap- 
pointed by the governor with the advice of the council, one of 
whom shall be a member of the state board of health, another 
a member of the New Hampshire Medical Society, and the re- 



1931] Chapter 146 169 

maining" two to be non-medical. Members of the commission 
shall serve without compensation, but shall receive their 
necessary expenses while in the performance of their duties. 

2. Term of Office. The four appointive members shall 
serve at the will of the governor and council. 

3. Duties. The commission shall establish, organize and 
conduct cancer clinics in such parts of the state as they may 
deem most advantageous for the public health, and may 
authorize the expenditure of state funds for the support of 
clinics conducted by other agencies upon such terms as to 
supervision by the commission as they deem wise. 

4. ; Investigation and Reports. The commission shall 

from time to time make such studies of the cancer situation 
in New Hampshire as they deem circumstances require and 
report their recommendations concerning the same to the 
legislature, to the state board of health and to the New Hamp- 
shire Medical Society. 

5. Organization. The governor shall be ex-officio chair- 
man of the commission. The commission shall elect one of 
their number to be secretary and may also employ such cleri- 
cal assistance as the governor with the advice of the council 
may approve. 

6. Aid to Dependents. Out of the appropriation available 
under this act the commission may furnish at the expense of 
the state clinical care for indigent patients. The commission 
may grant state aid for the care of dependent persons suf- 
fering from cancer in any place, provided that the state aid 
granted in any individual case shall not exceed in amount the 
sums expended by any municipality, town or county in this 
state. Any assistance rendered by any city, state, town or 
county shall be classified as Assistance to Cancerous Patients, 
and the names of such persons receiving aid shall not be 
pubhshed in any report. 

7. Appropriations. There shall be and is hereby appro- 
priated for this act the sum of fifteen thousand dollars for 
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1932, and the sum of twenty- 
five thousand dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1933. 
The governor is authorized to draw his warrant for the same 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

8. Contributions from Other Sources. The commission is 



170 Chapter 147 [1931 

authorized to receive voluntary contributions from any source 
other than the state treasury and to administer and expend 
the same for the purposes of this act. If any such contribu- 
tion shall be made on condition that the principal shall be in- 
vested and the income only used, such gifts shall be deposited 
with the state treasurer and by him invested and reinvested 
and the income placed by him to the credit of the commission. 

9. Takes Effect. All acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed and this act shall take effect July 1, 1931, ex- 
cept that for the purpose of appointment of the members of 
the commission and their organization, and making plans by 
the commission it shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved May 5, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 147. 

AN ACT RELATING TO REVOCATION OF MOTOR BOAT LICENSES. 

Section I Si-xtion 

1. A-Iotor boat registration. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Motor Boat Registration. Amend chapter 151 of the 
Public Laws by adding after section 15 the following new 
section: 15-a. Revocation of Registration. The public 
service commission after hearing may revoke the registration 
of any boat or outboard motor issued pursuant to the provisions 
of this chapter whenever it shall appear upon complaint 
of the selectmen or any tax collector of any town that the 
owner of such boat or outboard motor has failed after de- 
mand to pay any property tax upon the same which shall be 
due the town. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall takes effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 148, 149 



171 



CHAPTER 148. 



AN ACT RELATING TO INSTITUTIONAL EXEMPTIONS. 



Section 

1. Real estate of educational, 
religious institutions, etc. 



Section 

2. Special exemptions. 

3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Real Estate of Educational, Religious Institutions, etc. 

Amend chapter 60 of the Public Laws by inserting- after sec- 
tion 25 thereof a new section, which shall be numbered 25-a, 
and shall read as follows: 25-a. Improvements Only Ex- 
empted. The exemptions referred to in sections 22, 24, and 25 
of this chapter, as regards real estate hereafter acquired by 
such institutions, shall apply only to subsequent improve- 
ments therein and thereon, and the real estate so acquired 
shall be assessed and taxed as other similar land and real 
estate in the vicinity is assessed and taxed. 

2. Special Exemptions. The provisions of section 25-a 
shall apply to all institutions heretofore exempted by special 
act of the legislature. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 149. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. 

Section 1. Salaries of commissioners. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Salaries of Commissioners. Amend section 10 of chap- 
ter 237 of the Public Laws, as amended by chapter 124 of the 
Laws of 1927, by striking out the same and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 10. Compensation. Each commis- 
sioner shall receive an annual salary of five thousand dollars, 
and reasonable expenses, including transportation, subject to 
the approval of the governor and council. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



172 Chapters 150, 151 [1931 

CHAPTER 150. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF 
MOTOR VEHICLES. 



Section 
2. Takes efifect. 



Section 

1. Commissioner of motor vehi- 
cles. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. Amend section 2, 
chapter 99 of the Pubhc Laws, as amended by chapter 166 of 
the Laws of 1929, by striking out the words "thirty-five hun- 
dred" and inserting in place thereof the words, four thousand, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 2. Ap- 
pointment; Salary. A commissioner of motor vehicles shall 
be appointed by the governor, with the advice of the council, 
for a term of five years and until his successor is appointed 
and qualified. His salary shall be four thousand dollars a 
year. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 
1931. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 151. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SALARY OF THE JUSTICE OF THE 
MUNICIPAL COURT OF NASHUA. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

^ 1. Salaries of justices of r 
nicipal courts. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
1. Municipal Courts. Amend section 32, chapter 323 of 
the Public Laws, as amended by chapters 99 and 100 of the 
Laws of 1927, chapters 117 and 143 of the Laws of 1929 and 
chapter 70 of the Laws of 1931, by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 32. Salaries 
of Justices. Salaries of justices of municipal courts shall be 
paid from the treasury of the city or town in which such 
courts are located, may be paid quarterly or monthly, and 
shall be in the following sums per annum : 



1931] Chapter 151 173 

In Manchester, two thousand four hundred dollars; 

In Nashua, two thousand dollars; 

In Concord, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Portsmouth, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Dover, one thousand five hundred dollars ; 

In Laconia, one thousand two hundred dollars; 

In Keene, one thousand two hundred dollars; 

In Claremont, one thousand two hundred dollars; 

In Berlin, one thousand two hundred dollars; 

In Lebanon, eight hundred dollars; 

In Newport, seven hundred dollars; 

In Exeter, six hundred dollars; 

In Somersworth, six hundred dollars; 

In Franklin, six hundred dollars; 

In Rochester, nine hundred dollars; 

In Littleton, six hundred dollars. 

In other cities and towns as follows: In cities of more 
than twenty-five thousand inhabitants, fifteen hundred dol- 
lars; in cities of more than twenty thousand and less than 
twenty-five thousand inhabitants, twelve hundred dollars; in 
cities of more than ten thousand and less than twenty thou- 
sand inhabitants, eight hundred dollars; in cities and towns 
of not less than seventy-five hundred nor more than ten thou- 
sand inhabitants, six hundred dollars; in cities and towns of 
not less than five thousand nor more than seventy-five hun- 
dred inhabitants, four hundred dollars; in towns of not more 
than five thousand nor less than thirty-five hundred inhabi- 
tants, three hundred dollars ; in towns of less than thirty-five 
hundred inhabitants, one hundred dollars, and such further 
sum as such town may vote. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take efi'ect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



174 Chapters 152, 153 [1931 

CHAPTER 152. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF COUNTY SOLICITORS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

\. Salary of solicitor of Merri- 
mack county. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Salary of Solicitor of Merrimack County. Amend sec- 
tion 20 of chapter 16 of the Pubhc Laws, as amended by chap- 
ter 76 of the Laws of 1931, by striking out the words "ten 
hundred" in the eighth line and inserting in place thereof the 
words, twelve hundred and fifty, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 20. Salaries. The annual 
salaries of the solicitors in the several counties shall be as 
follows : 

In Rockingham, fifteen hundred dollars; 

In Strafford, twelve hundred dollars; 

In Belknap, nine hundred dollars; 

In Carroll, eight hundred dollars; 

In Merrimack, twelve hundred and fifty dollars; 

In Hillsborough, twenty-five hundred dollars; 

In Cheshire, eight hundred dollars; 

In Sullivan, eight hundred dollars; 

In Grafton, twelve hundred dollars; 

In Coos, fifteen hundred dollars. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 153. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF THE COMMISSIONERS 
FOR THE COUNTIES OF HILLSBOROUGH AND GRAFTON. 



Section 

1. Salaries of county commis- 
sioners. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
1. Salaries. Amend section 28 of chapter 38 of the Public 



1931] Chapter 154 175 

Laws, as amended by chapter 111 of the Laws of 1927, by 
striking- out the word "eighteen" after the word "Hills- 
borough" and inserting in place thereof the word twenty-one; 
and by striking out the words "five hundred" after the word 
"Grafton" and inserting in place thereof the words, seven 
hundred and fifty, so that said section as amended shall read : 
28. Commissioners. The annual salary for each commis- 
sioner of the following counties shall be as follows, payable 
monthly by the county: 

In Rockingham, ten hundred dollars; 

In Strafford, twelve hundred dollars; 

In Belknap, nine hundred dollars; 

In Merrimack, ten hundred dollars; 

In Hillsborough, twenty-one hundred dollars; 

In Cheshire, seven hundred dollars; 

In Grafton, seven hundred and fifty dollars. 

In Carroll, Sullivan and Coos counties each commissioner, 
when employed in the business of the county and in inspect- 
ing the taxable property of the towns as provided in section 
26, shall receive five dollars a day, payable as hereinbefore 
provided. To the foregoing sums shall be added, in all the 
counties except Strafford, a reasonable sum for all necessary 
expenses, upon order of the superior court, the account of said 
expenses having first been audited by said court. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take eflfect as of April 1, 
1931. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 154. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAKING OF DEER IN THE COUNTY OF 
ROCKINGHAM. 

Section I Section 

1. Taking deer. 1 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Deer. Amend section 2, chapter 198 of the Public 
Laws, as amended by chapter 55 of the Laws of 1927 and 
chapter 33 of the Laws of 1931, by inserting after the word 



176 Chapter 155 [1931 

"sixteenth" in the ninth line the words, in the county of 
Rockingham from December fifteenth to January first, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: 2. Tak- 
ing; Time. Wild deer may be captured or taken after 5 a. m. 
and before 6 p. m. as follows : In the county of Coos, except 
in the towns of Dalton, Whitefield and Carroll, from October 
fifteenth to December first ; in the county of Grafton, and the 
towns of Dalton, Whitefield and Carroll in the county of Coos, 
from November first to December sixteenth; in the county 
of Carroll from November fifteenth to December sixteenth ; in 
the county of Cheshire from December first to December six- 
teenth ; in the county of Rockingham from December fifteenth 
to January first, and from all the other counties in the state 
from December first to January first. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 155. 

AN ACT RELATING TO OBSERVANCE OF THE LORD'S DAY. 

Section I Section 

1. Exceptions. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
1. Amendment. Amend chapter 385 of the Public Laws 
by adding a new section after section 5 which shall be section 
5-a and shall read as follows: 5-a. Exceptions. Nothing 
contained in this chapter shall prevent any town or city from 
adopting by-laws and ordinances permitting and regulating re- 
tail business, plays, games, sports and exhibitions on the 
Lord's Day, provided such by-laws and ordinances after adop- 
tion by the board of selectmen of a town or the city council 
of a city are approved by a majority vote of the legal voters 
present and voting at the next regular town or city election. 
Provided, however, that no such by-laws or ordinances shall 
permit public dancing or horse racing or prize fights at any 
time on the Lord's Day, or the games of baseball, hockey or 
football, or any games, sports or exhibitions of physical skill 



1931] Chapter 156 177 

to which admission is charged or at which donations are ac- 
cepted to be held earlier than one o'clock in the afternoon, or 
the opening of theatrical or vaudeville performances or 
motion pictures earher than six o'clock in the afternoon; and 
further provided that any by-laws or ordinances adopted and 
approved as aforesaid may be rescinded by a majority vote 
of the legal voters present and voting at any regular town or 
city election or at any special election called for that purpose. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 156. 



AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO PROVIDE AGAINST AN 
UNEMPLOYMENT EMERGENCY AT THE STATE PRISON. 



Spxtion 

1. Appropriation. 

2. Borrowing. 
.V Account.s. 



KCTION 

4. Di.sposition ol jirocccdf 

3. Special commission. 

6. Installation. 

7. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representaiives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Appropriation. The sum of not more than two hundred 
thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for the state prison 
in order to anticipate and meet any emergency that may arise 
because of loss of the contract for the employment of prison- 
ers, the same to be expended to provide employment for the 
prisoners, to organize, conduct and manage an industry or 
industries adapted to the needs of the prison and the prison- 
ers, and to provide repairs, additions and alterations to build- 
ings, new structures, machinery, tools, materials, supplies, 
equipment and other instrumentalities useful for the employ- 
ment of the prisoners. 

2. Borrowing. In order to provide funds for the appro- 
priation made in section 1, the state treasurer is hereby 
authorized to borrow from time to time such sum or sums, not 
exceeding in all two hundred thousand dollars, as the gover- 
nor, with the advice and consent of the council, may approve, 
and for that purpose may issue notes in, the name and on be- 
half of the state of New Hampshire. Such notes shall be 



178 Chapter 156 [1931 

issued at such times, in such form and denominations, at such 
rate of interest and with such terms of payment of interest 
and principal as the governor and council may determine to 
be for the best interests of the state, provided that the date 
of last maturity of any of said notes shall not be later than 
December 31, 1934. They shall be countersigned by the gov- 
ernor and shall be deemed a pledge of the faith and credit of 
the state. The state treasurer may negotiate and sell such 
notes by direction of, and in such manner as, the governor and 
council deem most advantageous to the state. 

3. Accounts. The secretary of state shall keep an account 
of all such notes countersigned by the governor, showing the 
number and amount of each bond and note, the time of 
countersigning, the date of delivery to the treasurer and the 
date of maturity. The state treasurer shall keep an account 
of each note, showing the number thereof, the name of the 
person to whom sold, the amount received for the same, the 
date of the sale and the date of maturity. 

4. Disposition of Proceeds. The proceeds of the sale of 
such notes shall be held by the treasurer and paid by him only 
upon warrants drawn by the governor for the purposes of this 
act alone. The governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the 
payment, from the funds provided by this act, of all sums 
expended for the purposes herein authorized. 

5. Special Commission. There is hereby created a prison 
industry commission consisting of the governor and six other 
members to be appointed by the governor with the advice and 
consent of the council. One of the six appointive members 
shall be a member of the executive council. The commission 
shall investigate and report to the governor and council a plan 
for the installation in the state prison of such industry or 
industries as they deem expedient. The members of the com- 
mission shall serve without pay for their services, but shall 
be allowed their reasonable expenses arising from per- 
formance of their duties, including the payment of the 
services and expenses of such technical advisors and clerical 
assistants as they may require, the same to be charged to the 
appropriation herein made. 

6. Installation, Upon receipt and consideration of the 



1931] Chapter 157 179 

report of the commission, the governor and council shall be 
authorized to make such provisions as they deem necessary 
for the organization, conduct and management of an industry 
or industries and to make and authorize such expenditures as 
are provided for by section 1, said expenditures to be charged 
to the appropriation herein made. 

7. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 6, 1931] 



CHAPTER 157. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A STATE-AID ROAD FROM BARRINGTON TO 
ROCHESTER. 



Si'.CTlON 

1. DcsiKiialioi 

2. Limitation. 



Skction 
3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Hoiifie of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

1. Designation. The highway commissioner with the ap- 
proval of the governor and council, shall forthwith designate 
for improvement a continuous state-aid highway in the town 
of Harrington and city of Rochester, leading from the junc- 
tion of the Central trunk line at Harrington Depot and thence 
extending over the main road to Gonic, by way of Rochester 
Neck road, thence from Gonic to Rochester by way of Han- 
cock street and Common street to the junction with the East 
Side trunk line at Common street. 

2. Limitation. At least fifty per cent of the money raised 
and appropriated by the state and by the city for state aid for 
highway construction, as required by law, for the city of 
Rochester shall be expended upon that portion of the above 
designated highway that lies within, said city until it is 
completed. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



180 



Chapter 158 
CHAPTER 158. 



[1931 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A CONTINUOUS HIGHWAY FROM THE EAST 

SIDE TRUNK LINE IN NEWINGTON, THEN THROUGH NEW- 

INGTON BY WAY OF THE FOX POINT ROAD FROM AND ACROSS 

LITTLE BAY TO DURHAM TO A JUNCTION WITH THE 

NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE ROAD AT COE'S 

CORNER IN DURHAM TO A JUNCTION WITH 

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE ROAD 

AT SAWYER'S IN DOVER. 



Skction 


Section 


\. Designation. 


7. Short term nt)tes. 


2. Commission. 


8. Toll. 


3. Changes in existing highway. 


9. Maintenance. 


4. Appropriation. 


1(1 Pjellamv ri\er liridge 


5. Expenditure. 


11. Takes effect. 


6. Bonds authorized. 





Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatmes in 
General Court convened: 

1. Designation. The highway commissioner shall desig- 
nate for improvement by suitable description, subject to the 
approval of the governor and council, a continuous highway 
from the junction of the East Side trunk line and the Fox 
Point road in Newington, thence by way of said Fox Point road 
formerly called the first New Hampshire turnpike to Little 
Bay. thence over and across said Little Bay to a bridge, here- 
inafier to be provided for, to the Durham shore, thence con- 
tinuing by the route of said first New Hampshire turnpike 
to a junction with the New Hampshire College road at Coe's 
Corner in Durham, also from said shore of Little Bay by way 
of the Back River road, so called, to a junction with the said 
New Hampshire College road at Sawyer's in Dover. 

2. Commission. For the purpose of carrying out the pro- 
visions of this act there shall be a commission, to be known 
as the New Hampshire Toll Bridge Commission, which shall 
consist of the governor and council and the highway commis- 
sioner, hereinafter called the commission, which commission 
shall have full power and authority to construct, control and 
manage and to enter into contractual relations on behalf of 
the state and do and perform such acts as it deems expedient 
and necessary and for che public good agreeable to the provi- 
sions of this act. Nothing in this provision shall be con- 



1931] Chapter 158 181 

strued as depriving the highway commissioner of such powers 
as he now has under chapter 83 of the Public Laws. 

3. Changes in Existing Highway. The route of such high- 
way may be changed from existing highways by the highway 
commissioner to such extent as, in his opinion, the public good 
may require and for that purpose he is authorized to desig- 
nate such changes. The governor and council may take o. 
purchase land and have damages assessed thereon in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of sections 9 and 10 of chapter 
83 of the Public Laws. 

4. Appropriation. A sum not exceeding one million two 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars is hereby raised, as herein- 
after provided, and appropriated for the purchase of the Dover 
Point Toll Bridge and its approaches and for the construction 
of the highway, bridge and its approaches described in section 
1 of this act. Said sum shall not be a charge against any 
other highway funds. 

5. Expenditure. So much of said one million two hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars as is necessary and reasonable to 
carry out the requirements of this act may be expended by 
said commission as follows: 

I. Not exceeding two hundred and seventy-five thousand 
dollars to purchase said Dover Point Toll Bridge and its ap- 
proaches. The state treasurer, with the approval of the gov- 
ernor and council, is hereby authorized, in case the governor 
and council deem it necessary or expedient, to execute, issue 
and sell the short term notes of the state to an amount not 
exceeding two hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars 
($275,000) for the purpose of paying the purchase price of 
the Boston and Maine Railroad bridge. 

IL Not exceeding seven hundred and fifty thousand dol- 
lars to construct the bridge described in section 1 of this act, 
including its piers and abutments. 

in. Not exceeding the balance of said appropriation and 
the total amount of tolls collected from the said Dover Point 
Toll Bridge and applied in payment of notes issued in pay- 
ment of the purchase price thereof prior to the opening for 
public use of the said bridge described in section 1 of this act, 
for the highway approaches thereto. 

It shall be a condition precedent to any expenditure here- 



182 Chapter 158 [1931 

under that contracts or agreements shall be first executed for 
the purchase of said Dover Point Toll Bridge and for the con- 
struction of the bridge with the necessary abutments and 
piers within the respective amounts provided in paragraphs 
I and 11. 

6. Bonds Authorized. The state treasurer is hereby 
authorized, under direction of the governor and council, to 
borrow upon the credit of the state one million two hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars for the purpose of carrying into 
effect the provisions of this act and for that purpose may issue 
bonds and notes in the name and on behalf of the state of New 
Hampshire at a rate of interest to be determined by the gov- 
ernor and council. The maturity dates of such bonds shall 
be determined by the governor and council, but in no case 
shall they be later than twenty-five years from the date of 
issue, and any twenty-five year bonds shall be callable in 
twenty years. Such bonds and notes shall contain an express 
guarantee which shall be deemed a contract on the part of the 
state, that toll will be collected, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this act, until the date of maturity of said bonds 
or until sufficient money shall have accumulated to pay said 
notes and bonds and the interest thereon at the dates of 
maturity, shall be in such form and such denominations as 
the governor and council shall determine, may be registerable 
as to both principal and interest, shall be countersigned by the 
governor and shall be deemed a pledge of the faith and credit 
of the state. The secretary of state shall keep an account of 
all such bonds and notes countersigned by the governor, show- 
ing the number and amount of each bond and note, the time 
of countersigning, the date of delivery to the treasurer and 
the date of maturity. The state treasurer shall keep an ac- 
count of each bond and note, showing the number thereof, 
the name of the person to whom sold, the amount received 
for the same, the date of the sale and the date of maturity. 
The treasurer may negotiate and sell such bonds and notes by 
direction of the governor and council in such manner as they 
may determine most advantageous to the state. The pro- 
ceeds of the sale of such bonds and notes shall be held by the 
ti'easurer and paid out by him upon warrants drawn by the 
governor for the purpose of this act alone and the governor, 



1931] Chapter 158 183 

with the advice and consent of the council, shall draw his war- 
rants for the payment from the funds provided for by this 
act of all sums expended or due for the purposes herein 
authorized. Interest from such bonds and notes shall not be 
subject to the taxes imposed by chapter 265 of the Pubhc 
Laws, 

7. Short Term Notes. Prior to the issuance of bonds 
hereunder the treasurer, under the direction of the governor 
and council, may for the purposes hereof borrow money from 
time to time on short term loans to be refunded by the is- 
suance of the bonds hereunder, provided however, that at no 
time shall the indebtedness of the state on short term loans 
and bonds exceed the sum of one million two hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars. 

8. Toll. There shall be collected for the use of either of 
said bridges and the approaches thereto after acquired by the 
state such charges or toll as the commission shall deem rea- 
sonable from the various vehicles and pedestrians making use 
thereof. The toll collected from each bridge shall be deposited 
with the state treasurer who shall keep the same in separate 
accounts designated by the name of the bridge from which it 
is received and the operating expenses and upkeep of each 
bridge shall be paid from its account. From the balance re- 
maining after the payment of the operating expenses and up- 
keep the governor, with the approval of the council, shall pa}- 
the interest and principal of the bonds and notes issued here- 
under. During construction of the said bridge and highway 
the governor may, if it is necessary, draw his warrant upon 
the general highway fund to pay the interest due upon any 
bonds and notes that have been issued in accordance with the 
provisions of this act, such payments to be repaid to the high- 
way department from the tolls collected. 

9. Maintenance. The highway designated by section 1 of 
this act shall be maintained in accordance with the provisions 
of sections 10 and 11 of chapter 84 of the Public Laws. The 
bridges including the approaches thereto shall be operated 
and maintained out of their respective toll receipts as pro- 
vided for in section 8 until toll collection shall cease. Toll 
collection shall cease upon the accumulation in the hands of 
the state treasurer of sufficient funds with which to pay all 



184 Chapter 159 [1931 

bonds and notes, together with the interest thereon issued 
hereunder. Thereafter such maintenance shall be in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of sections 10 and 11 of chapter 
84 of the Public Laws. 

10. . In event toll received for the Dover Point Toll 

Bridge shall be insufficient to pay the operating expenses and 
upkeep of said bridge and its approaches the commission, 
after notice and hearing, may discontinue its use as a means 
of public travel, but in case of discontinuance, they shall pro- 
vide a highway and bridge across the Bellamy river connect- 
ing Dover Point and highway described in section 1 of this act. 

11. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 159. 

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE ROAD TOLLS. 

Sectkjn Skciion 

\. Bond. 4. Suspension or revocation. 

2. Payment. 5. Takes effect. 

3. Delayed payments. 

Be it eyiacted by the Senate and House of Representathes in 
Ge7ieral Court co7ivened: 

1. Bond. Chapter 104 of the Public Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting therein after section 1 a new section as 
follows: 1-a. Bond. Before such license is issued, the dis- 
tributor shall give a bond with sureties satisfactory to the 
commissioner payable to the commissioner in the penal sum 
of ten thousand dollars and conditioned upon the distributor 
making the reports and paying the tolls in this chapter pro- 
vided. The commissioner may waive the giving of such bond 
if reports and payments are made at times which precede the 
statutory requirements and which are satisfactory to the com- 
missioner. 

2. Payment. Section 4 of chapter 104 of the Public Laws 
as amended by chapter 75, Laws of 1927, is hereby amended 
by adding at the end of said section the following: Provided, 
however, that any distributor may, if he elects so to do, use 
as the measure of the toll to be paid by him the gross quan- 



1931] Chapter 159 185 

tity of motor fuel purchased, imported, produced, refined, 
manufactured or compounded by such distributor, less a tare 
of one per cent for shrinkage or loss by evaporation or other- 
wise ; so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
4. Payment. On or before the first day of the calendar 
month succeeding the filing of said report, the distributor 
shall pay to the state treasurer a road toll of three cents per 
gallon, upon each gallon so reported, the same being collected 
by the distributor from the dealer, and by the dealer from the 
consumer. Provided, however, that any distributor may, if he 
elects so to do, use as the measure of the toll to be paid by him 
the gross quantity of motor fuel purchased, imported, pro- 
duced, refined, manufactured or compounded by such distribu- 
tor, less a tare of one per cent for shrinkage or loss by 
evaporation or otherwise. 

3. Delayed Payments. Chapter 104 of the Public Laws is 
amended by inserting therein after section 4 a new section 
as follows: 4-a. Delayed Payments. If any distributor 
shall fail to pay the tolls due from him on or before the first 
day of the calendar month succeeding the date for filing the 
said report, an addition of five per cent of the amount of the 
toll shall be added and collected and become a part of the 
toll due. 

4. Suspension or Revocation. Section 8 of chapter 104 of 
the Public Laws is amended by striking out the whole of said 
section and substituting therefor the following: 8. Penalty. 
Any distributor, dealer or purchaser of such fuels who shall 
violate any provision of this chapter, or shall wrongfully claim 
such refund, or wrongfully fail to pay the road toll to any 
dealer or distributor, shall be fined not more than one hun- 
dred dollars. If any distributor fails to render reports or to 
make payment of road tolls at the times specified by statute 
the commissioner may suspend or revoke his license. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage, but nothing herein shall be taken to repeal the pro- 
visions of chapter 1, special session Laws of 1927 and chapter 
41 of the Laws of 1929 authorizing an additional cent of road 
toll. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



186 Chapter 160 [1931 

CHAPTER 160. 

AN ACT AMENDING "AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAXATION OF 
GAS AND ELECTRIC UTILITIES." 

Section Section 

1. Collection for current year; 2. Takes effect, 

disposition of revenue. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatwes in 
General Court convened: 

1. Amendment. The act relative to the taxation of gas 
and electric utilities, approved April 28, 1931^% is hereby 
amended by renumbering section 20 as 21, and is further here- 
by amended by striking out section 19 of said act and insert- 
ing in place thereof the two following sections: 19. Current 
Yeai". For the period from June first, 1931, to April first, 
1932, the tax herein provided shall be assessed upon values as 
of June first, 1931, which shall be presumed to be the same as 
those of April first, 1931, in the absence of evidence tending 
to show different values, and which shall be otherwise de- 
termined as herein provided. The rate of taxation to be used 
in assessing the property thus to be taxed for said period shall 
be five sixths of the average rate of taxation upon other prop- 
erty throughout the state for the tax year dating from April 
first, 1931. Except as this section expressly and specially 
provides otherwise, all the other provisions of this act shall 
be applicable hereto; provided that the tax commission may 
extend the time for the filing of statements in the year 1931 
under the provisions of section 6 for not more than two 
months, and in the case of such extension the certificate of 
tax shall be filed within three months after .the last day as 
extended for such filing under section 6, and the tax shall be 
paid within three months and fifteen days after the last day 
as extended for such filing under section 6. 20. Disposition 
of Revenue. The revenue derived under this act shall be 
covered into a special fund constituted by an act providing a 
special fund for the rehabilitation of treasury balances and 
the retirement of state indebtedness and distributed in ac- 
cordance therewith. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



'Pages 137-140, ante. 



1931] Chapter 161 187 

CHAPTER 161. 

AN ACT RELATING TO BAIL AND RECOGNIZANCES. 

Section Skction 

\. Appeals. 3. Rcvva\; takes effect. 

2. Recognizance. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Home of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Appeals. Amend section 3, chapter 366 of the Public 
Laws by striking out the words "five hundred" in the third 
Hne and inserting in place thereof the words, two thousand, 

so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 3. , 

Bail. Before the appeal is allowed the appellant shall enter 
into recognizance, with sufficient sureties, in such sum as the 
court shall order, not exceeding two thousand dollars, to ap- 
pear at the court of appeal, to prosecute his appeal with efi'ect, 
to abide the order of the court thereon and, if so required, to 
be of good behavior in the meantime ; or shall surrender him- 
self to the proper authority for the purpose of commitment 
to the county jail or house of correction, pending such appeal. 

2. Amendment. Amend section 48 of chapter 144 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the words "five hundred" in the 
seventh line thereof, and inserting in place thereof the words, 
two thousand, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 48. Recognizance. If, upon proceedings had be- 
fore a justice or municipal court for any offense mentioned 
in this chapter which said justice or court has not jurisdic- 
tion to hear and determine, the accused shall plead not guilty, 
and the justice or court, on hearing the evidence, is of opinion 
that he is guilty of the ofi'ense charged, he shall be ordered to 
recognize, with two or more sufficient sureties, in a sum not 
less than two hundred nor more than two thousand dollars, 
to appear at the next term of the superior court for the 
county, and to abide the order of the court and in the mean- 
time to be of good behavior and not to violate any provision 
of this chapter, and to stand committed until the order is 
complied with. 

3. Repeal; Takes Effect. All acts or parts of acts incon- 
sistent with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



188 



Chapters 162, 163 



[1931 



CHAPTER 162. 



AN ACT RELATING TO CONSERVATORS. 



.Sr.CTION 

I. Conservators. 



SiXTION 

2. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Amendment. Amend section 12, chapter 291, of the 
Public Laws, by inserting after the word "spendthrift" in the 
second line thereof, the words, or the conservator of a person 
under mental or physical disabilities, so that said section as 
amended shall read: 12. Authorization. The judge may, 
on petition after notice, license the guardian of an insane 
person or spendthrift, or the conservator of a person under 
mental or physical disabilities, who has a family, to purchase 
with the funds of his ward real estate situate in this state, as 
a homestead for his ward and his family. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 163. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF SMALL LOANS. 



1. Term of license. 

2. Issue of licenses. 

3. Commission of investigation. 



)N 

Present lie 

when. 
Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

1. New Section. Chapter 269 of the Public Laws is hereby 
amended by adding thereto a new section, to be inserted at 
the end of section 1 of said chapter and to read as follows: 
1-a. Term of License. Each such license shall terminate on 
the April first next following its issue, and the licensee shall 
thereafter do such business as is defined in section 1 only after 
securing a new license in the manner and upon the conditions 
in this chapter prescribed for obtaining licenses. 

2. Issue. Section 6 of said chapter 269 is hereby amended 
by inserting after the word "shall" in the second line of said 



1931] Chapter 163 189 

section the words, jf the appKcant is safe, reHable and en- 
titled to confidence, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: 6. Issue. Upon the filing of such application, 
the approval of said bond and the payment of said fee, the 
commissioner shall, if the applicant is safe, reliable and en- 
titled to confidence, issue a license to the applicant to make 
loans in accordance with the provisions of this chapter until 
April first next following. Such license shall not be assigned. 

3. Commission. The governor, with the advice and con- 
sent of the council, is hereby authorized and directed to ap- 
point five competent persons to constitute a commission to 
study and analyze the true net income of Hcensees under 
Public Laws, chapter 269, and the effect of the rate of interest 
charged by said licensees, on loans of three hundred dollars 
or less, upon the general welfare of the state of New Hamp- 
shire and its citizens. The members of such commission shall 
serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their 
actual expenses and the commission shall have power to em- 
ploy any necessary legal, expert, clerical and stenographic 
assistance, the accounts therefor to be approved by the gov- 
ernor and council. The governor is authorized to draw his 
warrant for the same out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. Said commission shall report to the 
bank commissioner on or after January 1, 1932, its findings 
on said matters and recommendations based on said findings, 
as to the rate of interest said licensees should be allowed on 
loans of three hundred dollars or less. The bank commis- 
sioner if, in his opinion, the public good requires, may reduce 
the rate of interest which may be charged by licensees on 
loans of three hundred dollars or less to the rate recommended 
by the commission. 

4. Present Licenses Terminate When. All licenses is- 
sued under chapter 269 of the Public Laws prior to the time 
when this act shall take efi'ect, shall terminate on April first 
in the year 1931, and shall confer upon the licensee no author- 
ity to continue after that date in the business regulated by 
said chapter 269 of the Public Laws, Any person continuing 
after that date to do such business without a new license shall 
be punished by the penalties prescribed in said chapter 269 
for breach thereof. 



190 



Chapter 164 



[1931 



5. Takes Effect. All acts and parts Of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 164. 

AN ACT ENLARGING THE JURISDICTION OF CERTAIN MUNICIPAL 
COURTS. 



Section 

1. Civil caviscs. 

2. Added jurisdicti 



SiXTlON 

3. Questions of law. 

4. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Amendment. Amend section 17 of chapter 323 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the words "fifty thousand" in the 
second line of said section and substituting therefor the words 
fifteen hundred; so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 17. Civil Causes. Municipal courts located in 
cities and towns having a population of less than fifteen hun- 
dred shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the superior court 
of civil causes in which the damages demanded do not exceed 
one hundred dollars, the title to real estate is not involved and 
the defendant resides within the county where such court is 
located. 

2. Further Amendment. Amend section 18 of said chap- 
ter 323 by inserting after the word "cities" in the first line of 
said section the words and towns; further amend said section 
18 by striking out the words "fifty thousand" in the second 
line of said section and substituting therefor the words fifteen 
hundred; so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: 18. , Added Jurisdiction. Municipal courts 

located in cities and towns of not less than fifteen hundred in- 
habitants shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the superior 
court of civil causes in which the damages demanded do not 
exceed five hundred dollars, the title to real estate is not in- 
volved and the defendant resides within the county where 
such court is located. 

3. Questions of Law. Amend section 20 of said chapter 
323 by inserting after the word "cities" in the first line of said 



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section the words and towns, further amend said section 20 
by striking out the words "fifty thousand" in the second line 
of said section and substituting therefor the words fifteen 
hundred; so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: 20. Transfers to Supreme Court. In municipal 
courts located in cities and towns having a population of fif- 
teen hundred or more, the finding of facts shall be final; but 
questions of law may be transferred to the supreme court in 
the same manner as from the superior court. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 165. 



AN ACT FROVIDING FOR ASSISTANCE TO AGED AND DEPENDENT 
PERSONS. 



SfxnioN 


Skct 


(.)N 


1. Assistance established. 


8. 


Penalty. 


2. Assistance to wliotn. 


9. 


Disbursements. 


,1 ['ersons cxclnded. 


10. 


Records. 


4. Trustees. 


11. 


Annual report 


,^. Regulations. 


12. 


Audit. 


6 Assistance recovered. 


1,^. 


Limitations. 


7. Legal aid. 


14. 


Takes < iTecl. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Assistance Established. For the more humane care 
and relief of aged and dependent persons, a system of as- 
sistance is hereby established. Such assistance shall be ad- 
ministered in each county by the county commissioners as 
hereinafter provided, and the cost of such assistance, together 
with the expense occasioned thereby, shall in the first instance 
be paid by the county ; but the county shall be reimbursed by 
each city or town legally chargeable for such assistance 
rendered, together with the expense occasioned thereby. 

2. Assistance to Whom. Old age relief or assistance shall 
be given to any person of the age of seventy years, who (a) 
is unable to support himself and has no children or other per- 
sons of sufficient ability to pay and responsible for his support 
under the laws of New Hampshire; (b) has been a citizen of 
the United States for at least fifteen years before making ap- 



192 Chapter 165 [1931 

plication for old age assistance; (c) has been a resident of the 
particular county in which he makes application, for at least 
fifteen years immediately preceding his application for relief, 
but continuous residence shall not be deemed to be interrupted 
by periods of absence therefrom if the total of such periods does 
not exceed three years, provided such applicant shall not have 
gained a legal residence out of the state during the year pre- 
vious to such application; and absence in military service of 
the state or of the United States shall not be deemed to inter- 
rupt residence in this state or any county thereof unless a 
domicile is acquired outside the state or county. 

3. Persons Excluded. Such assistance shall not be 
granted or paid to a person: (a) while an inmate of, or re- 
ceiving the necessities of life from any charitable institution, 
maintained by the state or any of its political subdivisions, or 
of a private charitable, benevolent, or fraternal institution, or 
home for the aged, except in the case of temporary medical or 
surgical care in a hospital; (b) if on account of his physical 
or mental condition he is in need of continued institutional 
care ; (c) if the value of his property, or the value of the com- 
bined property of husband and wife living together, exceeds 
two thousand dollars; (d) who has deprived himself directly 
or indirectly of any property for the purpose of qualifying for 
old age assistance; (e) who is at the time of making applica- 
tion or later an inmate of any prison, jail, workhouse, in- 
firmary, insane asylum, or other public correctional institu- 
tion; (f) who during the period of ten years immediately pre- 
ceding such date has been imprisoned for a felony; (g) who 
(if a husband) has without just cause failed to support his 
wife and his children under the age of sixteen years for six 
months or more during the ten years preceding the date of ap- 
plication for old age assistance; (h) who has within one year 
preceding said application for such assistance been a habitual 
tramp, beggar, or drunkard. 

4. Trustees. The county commissioners may require as 
a condition to the granting of such assistance, that all or any 
part of the property of an applicant be transferred to the com- 
missioners of such county as trustees and such property shall 
be managed by said commissioners as trustees aforesaid, who 
shall pay the net income to the person or persons entitled 



1931] Chapter 165 193 

thereto, after deducting all necessary expenses incurred in 
the management thereof. As trustees they shall have the 
power to sell, lease or transfer such property or defend and 
prosecute all suits covering it, and to do all other things neces- 
sary for the protection, preservation and management of the 
property. 

5. Regulations. The commissioners shall from time to 
time prescribe and promuglate rules and regulations necessary 
for the carrying out of the provisions of this act to the end 
that such relief may be extended in a humane and efficient 
manner. They shall make investigations and decisions as to 
the amount to be granted, if any, and their decision shall be 
final. Any applicant shall be entitled to a hearing and op- 
portunity to present evidence before any decision becomes 
effective, provided he files a petition for hearing with the com- 
missioners within fourteen days after the date of application 
for aid. The commissioners shall fix the date of any such 
hearing to be within seven days after the petition is filed and 
notify the applicant and the applicant's guardian, if any, of 
the time and place of hearing. The decision of the commis- 
sioners shall be made fourteen days from the date of applica- 
tion or earlier, if no hearing is asked, or within seven days 
after the date of final hearing if hearing has been asked. Any 
applicant whose application has been rejected or allowance 
suspended or discontinued may not again apply for assistance 
until the expiration of six months from the date of his pre- 
vious application or discontinuance. The commissioners shall 
also notify the selectmen of any town, or overseer of the poor 
or city clerk of any city, in which such applicant resides, of 
any application for aid and shall give notice to such town or 
city official of the time and place of any hearing and of any 
decision rendered. Any regulations made by them shall be 
in addition to but not inconsistent with the following: 

(a) Apphcant for Assistance. An applicant must file 
written statement under oath, on forms prescribed by the 
commissioners, to the truth of all facts required. 

(b) Amount of Assistance. The amount to which any 
person shall be entitled shall be fixed with due regard to the 
conditions existing but in no event shall exceed when added 



194 Chapter 165 [1931 

to the income of the appHcant from all other sources, the sum 
of seven dollars and fifty cents per week. 

(c) Certificate. The commissioners shall issue to each 
applicant to whom such assistance is allowed a certificate 
stating the date upon which payments shall commence and the 
date and amount of each instalment, which shall be weekly 
or monthly; and shall require reports from the beneficiary at 
such times and in such manner as the commissioners shall 
determine. 

(d) Funeral Expenses. On the death of the beneficiary 
such reasonable funeral expenses for burial shall be paid to 
such person as the commissioners may direct; provided, that 
the expenses do not exceed one hundred and twenty-five dol- 
lars, and provided further that the estate of the deceased is 
insufficient to defray said expenses, 

. (e) Assistance, Exclusive. During the continuance of 
such assistance no beneficiary shall receive any other relief 
from the state or from any political subdivision thereof, ex- 
cepting medical and surgical assistance, and the acceptance of 
such relief shall operate as a revocation of assistance under 
this chapter. 

(f) Guardian. If the beneficiary on the testimony of at 
least three disinterested and reputable witnesses, is found in- 
capable of taking care of himself or his money, the county 
commissioners may direct payment of the instalments of such 
assistance to any responsible person, guardian or corporation 
for his benefit, or may suspend payment for such period as 
shall be deemed advisable. 

(g) Assistance Exempt from Attachment. Such assist- 
ance shall be exempt from attachments under chapter 332 of 
the Public Laws and from any tax levy of the state. 

(h) Revocation. Such assistance shall be revoked if a 
beneficiary is convicted of any criminal offense or suspended 
or revoked if he fails to comply with the terms of this act but 
shall be paid in due course if it appears that such conviction 
was improperly obtained. 

6. Assistance Recovered. The administrator of the estate 
of any person assisted under the provisions of this act shall 
pay as a debt of the estate to the county, town or city entitled 
thereto any sum paid for assistance to the person or such 



1931] Chapter 165 195 

person's husband or wife together with four per cent interest, 
or such part thereof as the funds of the estate will permit, 
and any insurance payable to the estate shall be subject to a 
lien therefor and for funeral expenses not to exceed one hun- 
dred and twenty-five dollars. If the insured leaves depend- 
ents who may become public charges, the county commission- 
ers, as trustees, are authorized to waive any such claim in be- 
half of the county, city or town entitled thereto. If the prop- 
erty transferred to the county commissioners as provided by 
section 4 exceeds the total amount of assistance rendered, with 
simple interest at four per cent, the remainder of such prop- 
erty or the proceeds thereof shall be returned to the bene- 
ficiary or his estate after the death of the beneficiary or the 
discontinuance of such assistance. The county commission- 
ers, as trustees, are authorized to execute and dehver what- 
ever instruments are necessary therefor. 

7. Legal Aid. The attorney-general or the county solici- 
tor, at the request of the county commissioners, shall bring 
all necessary proceedings and represent and advise said of- 
ficials in respect to any matters arising under this act. 

8. Penalty. Any person who, by means of wilfully false 
statements or representation, or other fraud, attempts to 
obtain or aids any person in obtaining any assistance to which 
he is not entitled or in disposing of property of the beneficiary 
without the consent of the commissioners, or who violates any 
other provision of this act shall be fined not exceeding five 
hundred dollars or imprisoned not exceeding one year or both. 

9. Disbursements. Unless otherwise arranged with the 
proper officials of towns and state, the county treasurer shall 
pay the money as ordered by the commissioners. Town and 
state officials whose duty it is to furnish assistance to those in 
need are hereby authorized to make such agreements with the 
commissioners as shall make the purposes of this act effective. 

10. Records. All records, papers and other documents 
pertaining in any way to such assistance shall be maintained 
in a suitable and proper manner by said commissioners, who 
shall retain the same in their custody, and which may be 
opened to inspection by any person interested at any time. 

11. Annual Report. On or before the first day of Febru- 
ary in each year, the commissioners of each county shall make 



196 Chapter 166 [1931 

a written report for the preceding year to the mayor and city 
council of each city, and to the board of selectmen of each 
town, to residents of which assistance has been rendered, said 
report to contain: (a) the total number of applications for 
assistance; (b) the amount paid out as assistance; (c) the 
total number granted, the number denied, the number can- 
celled, the number chargeable to the county, and to each city 
and town, and such other information as may be deemed 
advisable. The names of those receiving assistance shall not 
be printed but such amounts shall be stated generally in any 
printed reports of town, county or state, together with such 
other information as may be deemed useful for the informa- 
tion of the public. 

12. Audit. The accounts of the commissioners as affected 
by the provisions of this act shall be examined and audited 
annually by the auditors of each county. 

13. Limitations. No beneficiary shall be prevented from 
choosing the assistance provided by chapters 105, 106 and 
107 of the Public Laws or other laws of this state, in lieu of 
the assistance provided by this chapter. No one receiving 
assistance under this chapter shall lose his settlement while 
receiving such assistance. 

14. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect Septem- 
ber 1, 1931. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 166. 

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT STOCKING. 

Section I Section 

1. Prohibited stocking. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Se7iate and House of Representatives 'm 
General Court convened: 
1. Amendment. Amend chapter 200, section 18, of the 
Public Laws by striking out all of said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 18. Prohibited Stocking. 
No person shall bring or cause to be brought into the state 
any live game bird or any live game animal or fur bearer un- 
less he first obtains a permit from the commissioner of the 
department of fish and game, nor shall any person liberate 



1931] Chapter 167 197 

any bird or animal other than birds used as decoys at the 
time of such Hberation, nor shall any person introduce in the 
public waters of the state any fish or the eggs or fry thereof 
except in accordance with the provisions of an outstanding 
permit issued to him. The commissioner may in his discre- 
tion issue such a permit and may include therein reasonable 
conditions as to importation, stocking of such birds, animals 
or fish. Any such bird or animal which is brought into the 
state for liberation under authority of a permit granted here- 
under and is found upon inspection to be diseased may be con- 
fiscated by any officer empowered to enforce this chapter and 
shall be forfeited as the commissioner shall deem best. Any 
person or persons attempting to stock or introduce any fish 
in any waters without such permit shall be subject to a fine 
as prescribed for violation of this section. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 167. 

AN ACT RELATING TO INVESTIGATIONS BY THE INSURANCE 
COMMISSIONER. 



Section 

1. Investigations by insurance 
commissioner. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Insurance Commissioner. Amend chapter 271 of the 
Public Laws by inserting after section 12 the following new 
sections: 12-a. Investigations Authorized. The insurance 
commissioner, upon written complaint of any person holding 
a policy in any surety or insurance company doing business 
within this state that he is aggrieved by any act of such com- 
pany, shall cause such investigation to be made of such com- 
plaint as he may deem necessary. Said commissioner may 
hold a public hearing, if he deems it advisable, after giving 
reasonable notice to the company and persons involved. 12-b. 
Findings. After the investigation the commissioner shall, 



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Chapter 168 



[1931 



within thirty days, make known his findings to all persons in- 
volved. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 168. 

AN ACT FIXING THE DATES OF THE EXPIRATIONS OF TERMS 
OFFICE OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION. 



OF 



Section 

1. State board of education, term 
of office of members. 



Section 

2. Expiration of terms of mem- 
bers of present board. 

3. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Cornet convened : 

1. Amendment. Amend section 2 of chapter 116 of the 
Public Laws, as amended by section 2 of chapter 178 of the 
Laws of 1929, by striking out the words "date of appoint- 
ment" and substituting therefor the following: thirty-first 
day of January on which the terms of their several prede- 
cessors expired; so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 2. Appointment; Chairman. The governor and 
council shall appoint the members of said board and their term 
of office shall be for five years from the thirty-first day of 
January on which the terms of their several predecessors ex- 
pired. Annually, on or before the thirty-first day of January, 
the governor shall name a member of said board who shall 
serve as chairman for one year and until his successor is ap- 
pointed. 

2. Expirations. The terms of office of the present mem- 
bers of the state board of education shall expire as follows: 
Merrill Mason on January 31, 1932, Alice S. Harriman on 
January 31, 1933, Robert T. Kingsbury, January 31, 1934, 
Ehsabeth R. Elkins on January 31, 1934, Wilfrid J. Lessard 
on January 31, 1935, James A. Wellman on January 31, 1936, 
Orton B. Brown on January 31, 1936. 

3. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



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CHAPTER 169. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR LIBRARY AND ADDITIONAL DORMITORY 
ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE PLYMOUTH NORMAL SCHOOL. 

Section Section 

L Appropriation. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Bonds authorized. 

Be it enoMed by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court co7ivened: 

1. Appropriation. The sum of ninety-five thousand dol- 
lars ($95,000) be and hereby is appropriated for additions to 
the Samuel Read Hall dormitory at the Plymouth Normal 
School and for suitable furnishings therefor. Said sum shall 
be expended under the direction of the state board of educa- 
tion, in accordance with plans and specifications to be 
approved by the governor and council, which plans and 
specifications shall include a second wing for said building and 
a section connecting the two wings. Said additions to said 
building shall be for the accommodation of the normal school 
library and also for additional dormitory accommodations. 

2. Bonds Authorized. The state treasurer is hereby 
authorized, under the direction of the governor and council, 
to borrow upon the credit of the state the sum of ninety-five 
thousand dollars to carry out the provisions of this act and 
for that purpose may issue bonds, or notes, in the name of, 
and on behalf of, the state, at the lowest rate of interest ob- 
tainable, in such form and such denominations and at such 
time as the governor and council may determine. Such bonds 
and notes shall be countersigned by the governor and shall be 
deemed a pledge of the faith and credit of the state. The 
secretary of state shall keep an account of all such bonds and 
notes countersigned by the governor, showing the number 
and amount of each bond or note, the time of countersigning, 
the time when payable and date of delivery to the treasurer. 
The state treasurer shall keep an account of each bond and 
note, showing the number thereof, the name of the person to 
whom sold, the amount received for the same, the date of the 
sale and the time when payable. The treasurer may negotiate 
and sell such bonds or notes by direction of the governor and 
council in such manner as they may determine most advan- 
tageous to the state. 



200 Chapter 170 [1931 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 170. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT 
OF AN ARMORY IN THE TOWN OF CLAREMONT. 

Section Section 

1. Appropriation. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Bonds authorized. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Appropriation. The sum of fifty thousand dollars 
($50,000) is hereby appropriated for the purpose of construct- 
ing and equipping an armory in the town of Claremont, for 
the use of the national guard located in said town, provided 
that the said town deed to the state of New Hampshire a site 
therefor acceptable to the state of New Hampshire. The 
governor, one member of the council, to be named by the gov- 
ernor, and the adjutant-general are hereby authorized to 
make all necessary contracts for plans of construction for the 
completion and equipment of said armory and the said sum 
appropriated shall be expended under their direction. 

2. Bonds Authorized. The governor, with the advice and 
consent of the council, is hereby authorized to draw his war- 
rant on any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, 
and the state treasurer is hereby authorized, under the direc- 
tion of the governor and council, to borrow upon the credit 
of the state such further sums or the whole, not exceeding in 
all fifty thousand dollars, as may be necessary to carry out the 
provisions of this act and for that purpose may issue bonds, 
or notes, in the name of, and on behalf of, the state, at the 
lowest rate of interest obtainable, in such form and such 
denominations and at such time as the governor and council 
may determine. Such bonds and notes shall be countersigned 
by the governor, and shall be deemed a pledge of the faith and 
credit of the state. The secretary of state shall keep an ac- 
count of all such bonds and notes countersigned by the gover- 
nor, showing the number and amount of each bond or note. 



1931] Chapter 171 201 

the time of countersigning, the time when payable and the 
date of dehvery to the treasurer. The state treasurer shall 
keep an account of each bond and note, showing the numbex' 
thereof, the name of the person to whom sold, the amount re- 
ceived for the same, the date of the sale and the time when 
payable. The treasurer may negotiate and sell such bonds 
or notes by direction of the governor and council in such man- 
ner as they may determine most advantageous to the state. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 171. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A STATE BUDGET SYSTEM AND 
FINANCIAL CONTROL. 

Section Section 

L State budget system — defini- 2. Takes effect, 

tions ; the budget ; execution 
of budget; office of comp- 
troller ; treasurer relieved of 
certain duties ; repealing 
clause. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. New Chapter. The Public Laws are hereby amended 
by inserting at the end of chapter 15 the following new chap- 
ter: 

CHAPTER 15-A 

BUDGET AND FINANCIAL CONTROL 

Definitions 

1. Title of Act. This chapter shall be known and may be 
cited as the Budget and Accounting Statute. 

2. Definitions. Where used in this act the terms 
"department and establishment" and "department" or 
"establishment" mean any executive or judicial department, 
commission, board, institution, bureau, office, court or other 
agency of the state government, by whatever name called, 
other than the legislature, that uses, expends or receives any 
state funds ; the term "state funds" means any and all moneys 



202 Chapter 171 [1931 

appropriated by the legislature of New Hampshire, or money 
collected by or for the state, or any agency thereof, pursuant 
to authority granted in any of its laws; the term "budget" 
means the budget document by this act required to be trans- 
mitted to the legislature; and the term "government" means 
the government of the state of New Hampshire. 

The Budget 

3. Transmission to the Legislature. Not later than 
February fifteenth of the year of each biennial legislative ses- 
sion, the governor shall transmit to the legislature a document 
to be known as a budget setting forth his financial program 
for each of the fiscal years of the ensuing biennium and hav- 
ing the character and scope hereinafter set forth. 

4. Form and Contents. The budget shall consist of three 
parts, the nature and contents of which shall be as follows: 

Part I shall consist of the governor's budget message, in 
which he shall set forth: 

(1) His program for meeting all the expenditure needs of 
the government for each of the years of the biennium to 
which the budget relates, indicating the classes of funds, gen- 
eral or special, from which such appropriations are to be made 
and the means through which such expenditures shall be 
financed ; 

(2) Financial statements giving in summary form: 

(a) The condition of the treasury at the end of the last 
completed fiscal year, the estimated condition of the treasury 
at the end of the year in progress, and the estimated condi- 
tion of the treasury at the end of each of the two years to 
which the budget relates if his budget proposals are put into 
effect ; 

(b) Statements showing the bonded indebtedness of the 
government, debt authorized and unissued, debt redemption 
and interest requirements and condition of the sinking funds, 
if any ; 

(c) A summary of appropriations recommended for each 
of the years of the biennium to which the budget relates for 
each department and estabHshment and for the government 
as a whole in comparison with actual expenditures for the last 
completed fiscal year and estimated expenditures for the year 
in progress; 



1931] Chapter 171 203 

(d) A summary of the revenue estimated to be received 
by the government during each of the two years of the bien- 
nium to which the budget relates, classified according to 
sources in comparison with the actual revenue received by the 
government during the last completed fiscal year and 
estimated income during the year in progress, and 

(e) Such other financial statements, data and comments 
as in his opinion are necessary or desirable in order to make 
known in all practicable detail the financial condition and 
operations of the government and the effect that the budget 
as proposed by him will have on such condition and operations. 

If the estimated revenues of the government for the en- 
suing biennium as set forth in the budget on the basis of ex- 
isting laws, plus the estimated amounts in the treasury at 
the close of the year in progress available for expenditure in 
the ensuing biennial period is less than the aggregate recom- 
mended for the ensuing biennial period as contained in the 
budget, the governor shall make recommendations to the 
legislature in respect to the manner in which such deficit shall 
be met, whether by an increase in the state tax or the imposi- 
tion of new taxes, increased rates on existing taxes, or other- 
wise; and if the aggregate of such estimated revenues, plus 
estimated balances in the treasury is greater than such recom- 
mended appropriations for the ensuing biennial period, he 
shall make such recommendations in reference to the applica- 
tion of such surplus to the reduction of debt or otherwise, to 
the reduction in taxation, or to such other action as in his 
opinion is in the interest of the public welfare. 

Part II shall present in detail his recommendations for ap- 
propriations to meet the expenditure needs of the government 
from each general class of funds, classified by departments 
and establishments and indicating for each the appropriations 
recommended for: 

(a) Meeting the cost of administration, operation and 
maintenance of such departments and establishments, and 

(b) Appropriations for meeting the cost of land, public 
improvements and other capital outlays in connection with 
such departments and establishments in comparison with 
actual expenditures for each of said purposes during the last 
completed fiscal year and estimated expenditures for the year 



204 Chapter 171 [1931 

in progress. Each item of expenditure, actual or estimated, 
and appropriation recommended for administration, operation 
and maintenance of each department or estabhshment shall 
be supported by detailed statements showing- the actual and 
estimated expenditures and appropriations classified by ob- 
jects according to a standard scheme of classification to be 
prescribed by the comptroller. 

Part III shall embrace a draft or drafts of appropriation 
bills having for their purpose to give legal sanction to the ap- 
propriations recommended to be made in parts I and 11. Such 
appropriation bills shall indicate the funds, general or special, 
from which such appropriations shall be paid, but such appro- 
priations need not be in greater detail than to indicate the 
total appropriation to be made for: 

(a) Administration, operation and maintenance of each 
department and establishment for each fiscal year of the bien- 
nium, and 

(b) The cost of land, public improvements and other 
capital outlays, itemized by specific projects or classes of pro- 
jects of the same general character. 

5. Requests for Appropriations. On, or before, October 
first next prior to each biennial legislative session, all depart- 
ments and establishments of the government shall transmit to 
the comptroller, on blanks to be furnished by him, estimates 
of their expenditure requirements for each fiscal year of the en- 
suing biennium, classified so as to distinguish between ex- 
penditures estimated for (a) administration, operation and 
maintenance, and (b) the cost of each project involving the 
purchase of land or the making of a public improvement or 
capital outlay of a permanent character, together with such 
supporting data and explanations as may be called for by the 
comptroller. In case of the failure of any department or 
establishment to submit such estimates within the time above 
specified, the comptroller shall cause to be prepared such 
estimates for such department or establishment as in his 
opinion are reasonable and proper. 

6. Estimates of Income. On, or before, October first next 
prior to each biennial legislative session, the comptroller shall 
prepare an estimate of the total income of the government for 
each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium, in which the several 



1931] Chapter 171 205 

items of income shall be listed and classified according to 
sources or character, departments or establishments produc- 
ing said funds and brought into comparison with the income 
actually received during the last completed fiscal year and the 
estimated income to be received during the year in progress. 

7. Tentative Budget. Upon the receipt of the estimates 
of expenditure requirements called for by section 5 and the 
preparation of the estimates of income called for by section 6, 
and not later than November first next succeeding, the comp- 
troller shall cause to be prepared a tentative budget conform- 
ing as to scope, contents and character to the requirements 
of section 4 and containing the estimates of expenditure and 
revenue as called for by sections 5 and 6, which tentative 
budget shall be transmitted to the governor. 

8. Hearings on Tentative Budget. Upon the receipt by 
him of the tentative budget provided for by the preceding sec- 
tion, the governor shall make provision for public hearings 
thereon not later than the ensuing month of December, at 
which he may require the attendance of the heads and other 
officers of all departments, establishments and other persons 
receiving or requesting the grant of state funds and the giv- 
ing by them of such explanations and suggestions as they 
may be called upon to give or as they may desire to offer i> 
respect to items of requested appropriations in which they are 
interested. The governor shall also extend invitations to the 
governor-elect, the comptroller and the chairman of the appro- 
priation and finance committees of the house and senate to be 
present at such hearings and to participate in the hearings 
through the asking of questions or the expression of opinion 
in regard to the items of the tentative budget. The chairmen 
of the appropriation and finance committees of the house and 
senate, while sitting at such hearings, shall hold the office of 
budget advisors and shall receive the same per diem allowance 
and expenses as are provided for members of the governor's 
council. If either chairman shall be unable to sit, the next 
ranking member of his committee shall act in his place and 
receive the same compensation and expenses. 

9. Formulation of the Budget. Following his inaugura- 
tion, the governor shall proceed to the formulation of the 
budget provided for by sections 3 and 4. In doing so he shall 



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give such weight to the estimates of income as prepared by 
the comptroller and to the estimates of expenditure require- 
ments as submitted by the departments and establishments 
and to the testimony elicited at the hearings thereon as he 
deems proper, but the proposals contained in the budget shall 
represent his judgment and recommendations in respect to 
the provision to be made for meeting the revenue and ex- 
penditure needs of the government for each of the fiscal years 
of the ensuing biennium. 

10. Supplemental Estimates. The governor shall trans- 
mit to the legislature supplemental estimates for such 
appropriations as in his judgment may be necessary on ac- 
count of laws enacted after the transmission of the budget, or 
as he deems otherwise in the public interest. He shall ac- 
company such estimates with a statement of the reasons 
therefor, including the reasons for their omission from the 
budget. Whenever such supplemental estimates amount to 
an aggregate which, if they had been contained in the budget, 
would have required the governor to make a recommendation 
for the raising of additional revenue, he shall make such rec- 
ommendation. 

Execution of the Budget 

11. Appropriations. The appropriations made shall not be 
available for expenditure until allotted as provided for in sec- 
tion 12. 

12. Allotments. Before an appropriation for administra- 
tion, operation and maintenance of any department or estab- 
lishment shall become available, such department or estab- 
lishment shall submit to the governor not less than fifteen 
days before the beginning of each quarter of each fiscal year, 
a requisition for an allotment of the amount estimated to be 
necessary to carry on its work during the ensuing quarter; 
and such requisition shall contain such details of proposed ex- 
penditures as may be required by the governor. The gover- 
nor shall approve such allotments, or modifications thereof, 
as he may deem necessary and shall submit copies of the allot- 
ments thus approved to the head of the department or estab- 
lishment concerned, and to the comptroller, who shall set up 
such allotments on his books and be governed accordingly in 
his control of expenditures. Allotments of appropriations 



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made for land, permanent improvements, and other capital 
projects may, however, be allotted in one amount by major 
classes or projects for which they are expendable without 
regard to quarterly periods. Allotments thus made may be 
subsequently modified by the governor either upon the writ- 
ten request of the head of the department or establishment 
concerned or upon his own initiative; and the head of the de- 
partment or establishment and the comptroller shall be given 
notice of such modification in the same way as in the case of 
original allotments. 

13. Investigatory Powers. The governor or the governor 
and council and the comptroller and any officer of the office of 
comptroller, when so authorized by the governor, or the gov- 
ernor and council, are hereby authorized to make such in- 
quiries regarding the receipt, custody and application of state 
funds, existing organization, activities and methods of busi- 
ness of the departments and establishments, assignments of 
particular activities to particular services and the regrouping 
of such services, as in the opinion of the governor will enable 
him to make recommendations, and, within the scope of the 
powers possessed by him, to order action to be taken, having 
for their purpose to bring about increased economy and ef- 
ficiency in the conduct of the affairs of the government. 

14. Creation. There is hereby created an office to be 
known as Office of the Comptroller, which shall be directly at- 
tached to the office of the governor and shall be under the gen- 
eral direction, supervision and control of the governor and 
council. Such office shall be in immediate charge of an officer 
to be known as comptroller, who shall be appointed by the 
governor with the advice and consent of the council for a term 
of four years and shall receive a salary of five thousand dol- 
lars ($5,000) a year. 

15. Powers and Duties. It shall be the duty of the comp- 
troller: --■^iw-p^'" 

(1) To audit (a) all demands by the state, and (b) to pre- 
audit all accounts to be presented to the governor and council 
for the issuance of warrants; 

(2) To control (a) the payment of all moneys into the 
treasury, and (b) all payments from the treasury by the prep- 



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aration of appropriate warrants for the governor and council 
authorizing and directing such payments; 

(3) To prescribe the system of accounts and reports of 
financial transactions by all offices of the state government 
other than those of the legislative branch ; 

(4) To keep the central or general accounts of the govern- 
ment; 

(5) To prepare and submit to the governor and the legis- 
lature an annual report setting forth in detail and in sum- 
mary form the financial condition and operations of the 
government and such other reports as the governor or the 
governor and council may from time to time require of him; 

(6) To render such assistance to the governor in the 
preparation of the budget as the latter may require of him ; 

(7) To make such investigations of the organization, 
activities and methods of procedure of the several depart- 
ments and establishments as he may be called upon to make 
by the governor or the governor and council, and 

(8) To furnish to any committee of either house of the 
legislature having jurisdiction over revenues or appropriations 
such aid and information regarding the financial affairs of the 
government as it may request. 

16. Treasurer Relieved of Certain Accounting Duties. 
The state treasurer is hereby relieved of all duties in respect 
to the keeping of records and accounts and of rendering re- 
ports except such as are necessary to enable him duly to ac- 
count for all moneys received, held in custody and disbursed 
by him or by depositories of public funds acting as fiscal 
agents of the government. And, until otherwise provided, all 
officers and employees now engaged in the keeping of the ac- 
counts and the rendering of reports of which the treasurer is 
hereby relieved shall be transferred to the office of comptroller 
together with all books, records, documents and papers per- 
taining to such accounts and reports and all furniture, office 
equipment and other property no longer required by the state 
treasurer as the result of the curtailment of his duties by this 
section provided for. 

17. Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the government shall 
commence on the first day of July and end on the thirtieth day 
of June. This fiscal year shall be used for purposes of making 



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appropriations and of financial reporting and shall be uni- 
formly adopted by all departments and establishments of the 
government. 

18. Office of State Auditing Accountant Abolished. The 
powers and duties heretofore conferred and imposed by law 
upon the state auditing accountant shall hereafter be per- 
formed by the comptroller. The office of state auditing ac- 
countant is abolished, to take effect June 30, 1931. All other 
officers and employees of the office of state auditing ac- 
countant shall become officers and employees of the comp- 
troller's office at their grades and salaries on June 30, 1931, 
and all books, records, documents, papers, furniture, office 
equipment and other property of the state auditing ac- 
countant's office shall become the property of the comptroller's 
office. 

General 

19. Repealing Clause. All acts and parts of acts incon- 
sistent with this act are hereby repealed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect and be in 
force from and after July 1, 1931. 
[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 172. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF 
AN ANNUAL STATE TAX FOR THE TERM OF TWO YEARS. 

Section 1. Assessment and collection. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court Convened: 

1. Assessment and Collection. The sum of one million 
four hundred thousand dollars ($1,400,000) shall be raised for 
the use of the state for the year 1931, and the sum of one mil- 
lion four hundred thousand dollars ($1,400,000) shall be 
raised for the use of the state for the year 1932, and the state 
treasurer is hereby directed seasonably to issue his warrants 
to the selectmen of the several towns and places and to the 
assessors of the several cities in the state according to the 
apportionment of the public taxes made at the January ses- 
sion of the legislature of 1931, and the selectmen of such 



210 Chapter 173 [1931 

towns and places and the assessors of such cities are hereby 
directed to assess the sums specified in said warrants and 
cause the same to be paid to said treasurer on or before the 
first day of December, 1931, and the first day of December, 
1932, and the state treasurer is hereby authorized to issue 
his extent for all taxes which shall remain unpaid on the dates 
last above mentioned. 
[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 173. 



AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATION FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE 
STATE OF NEV\^ HAMPSHIRE FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

JUNE 30, 1932. 

SfXTioN I Sfxtion 

1. Appropriations. \ 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court Convened: 

1. Appropriations. The sums hereinafter mentioned are 
appropriated to be paid out of the treasury of the state for 
the purposes specified for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1932, 
to wit: 

For the executive department, $83,350 as follows: Salary 
of governor, $5,000 ; salary of governor's secretary, $3,000 ; 
clerical expense, $4,850; traveling expenses for governor's 
secretary, $200; traveling expenses for governor's sten- 
ographer, $200; council, per diem and expenses, $5,000; in- 
cidentals, office suppHes, and postage, $1,200; printing, $500; 
transportation, $700; contingent fund, $1,500; emergency 
fund for protection of interests of the state, $60,000; state 
house messenger, $1,200. 

For secretary of state department, $23,700 as follows: 
Salary of secretary, $4,000; salary of deputy, $2,700; clerical 
expenses, $5,750; incidentals, $2,450; printing report, $800; 
printing blanks, $900; express and postage, $900; copying 
ancient records, $3,000; direct primary, $1,200; presidential 
primary, $2,000. 

For treasury department, $20,775 as follows: Salary of 
treasurer, $4,000; salary of deputy, $2,700; clerical expenses, 



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$10,025; incidentals, $2,400; printing blanks, $850; printing 
report, $800. 

For insurance department, $19,075 as follows: Salary of 
commissioner, $5,000; salary of deputy, $1,800; clerical ex- 
penses, $5,075; incidentals, $2,500; printing report, $1,000; 
printing blanks, $1,000; blue sky law, salary of examiner, 
$1,200; miscellaneous, $1,500. 

For bank commissioner, $34,000 as follows: Salary of 
commissioner, $5,000; salary of deputy, $3,000; salaries of 
examiners, $8,250; salaries of accountants, $5,400; clerical 
expenses, $3,200; incidentals, $1,000; printing report, $1,850; 
printing blanks, $500; expenses of commissioner, deputy, ex- 
aminers and accountants, $5,800. 

For budget system and financial control, $11,950 as follows: 
Salary of comptroller, $5,000 ; assistants and clerical expenses, 
$5,950 ; printing and office supplies, $250 ; traveling expenses, 
$750. 

For public service commission, $69,575 as follows : Salaries 
of commissioners, $15,000; experts, clerks and assistants, 
$34,175; expenses of commissioners, $1,500; incidentals and 
printing, $10,900; lights and buoys and boat inspection, 
$6,000; regulation of aviation, $2,000. 

For tax commission, $29,750 as follows: Salaries of com- 
missioners, $10,000; expenses of commissioners, $2,900; 
clerical expenses, $2,850; incidentals and printing, $8,000; 
printing report, $1,000; municipal accounting, $5,000. 

For purchasing agent's department, $14,950 as follows: 
Salary of purchasing agent, $4,000; clerical expense, $9,100; 
expenses of purchasing agent, $350; incidentals, $1,500. 

For attorney-general's department, $25,750 as follows: 
Salary of attorney-general, $4,000; salary of assistant at- 
torney-general, $4,000; clerical expenses of attorney-general, 
$3,250 ; clerical expenses of assistant attorney-general, $6,500 ; 
incidentals, $1,000; printing blanks, $500; travehng expenses, 
$1,500; copies of wills and records, $3,000; legacy tax and 
other litigation, $1,000; supphes, $1,000. 

For enforcement prohibitory law, $19,250 as follows: Salary 
of commissioner, $3,250; expenses of commissioner, $1,000; 
salary of state liquor agent, $2,400; salaries of deputies and 
agents, $5,500; expenses of deputies and agents, $5,000; 



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clerical expense, $1,400; incidentals, $500; printing blanks, 
$200. 

For supreme court, $47,250 as follows: Salaries of justices, 
$35,000; salary of clerk, $500; salary of messenger, $250; 
salary of state reporter, $1,800; salary of stenographer for 
state reporter, $600; incidentals, including expenses of 
justices, printing docket, transportation of state reporter, 
$4,000; examination of law students, $600; publication of law 
reports, $3,000; enlargement of vault in clerk's office, $1,500. 

For superior court, $53,250 as follows: Salaries of justices, 
$42,000; expenses of justices, $8,000; transportation, $2,500; 
incidentals, $750. 

For probate court, $17,600 as follows: Salaries of judges, 
Rockingham county, $2,000; Strafford county, $1,800; Bel- 
knap county, $1,500; Carroll county, $1,500; Merrimack 
county, $2,000; Hillsborough county, $2,500; Cheshire county, 
$1,500; Sullivan county, $1,500; Grafton county, $1,800; Coos 
county, $1,500. 

For salaries of probate registers and deputies, $20,300 as 
follows: Rockingham county, register, $2,000; Rockingham 
county, deputy, $1,000; Strafford county, register, $1,800; 
Belknap county, register, $1,500; Carroll county, register, 
$1,500; Merrimack county, register, $2,000; Merrimack coun- 
ty, deputy, $1,200; Hillsborough county, register, $2,000; 
Hillsborough county, deputy, $800 ; Cheshire county, register, 
$1,500; Sullivan county, register, $1,500; Grafton county, 
register, $2,000; Coos county, register, $1,500. 

For legislature expense, $15,000. 

For the state board of education, $500,000 and, in addition, 
the sums paid into the state treasury as the literary fund, the 
forest reserve tax, the per capita tax and the tax on unorgan- 
ized and other places. Of this appropriation, a sum not to 
exceed $350,000 is to be expended for equalized state aid, and 
any balance unexpended at the end of the fiscal year shall not 
lapse but shall be used for further equalization purposes. The 
state board of education shall also receive for disbursement 
the income of the normal school dormitories and practice 
schools and the sums paid by school districts for the salaries 
of superintendents under Public Laws, chapter 117, section 
40. In this department any balance, excepting the equaliza- 



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tion fund, which may be unexpended in any fiscal year, includ- 
ing the year ending June 30, 1931, shall be placed in a special 
fund available for use for maintenance purposes the following- 
year by and with the consent of the governor and council. 
Vocational rehabilitation, $5,000. 

For board of public welfare, $191,075 as follows : Salary of 
secretary, $2,750; clerical expense, $3,200; incidentals, $1,000; 
printing blanks, $175; travehng expenses, $1,500; aid 
tubercular patients, $80,000; child welfare work, $7,600; 
register of the blind, $18,000; deaf, dumb and bHnd, $25,000; 
aid crippled and tuberculous children, $3,000; John Nesmith 
fund, income, $3,700; mothers' aid, $45,000, and in addition 
any surplus left from the funds provided for in chapter 1, 
Laws of 1931, may be used for additional mothers' aid; 
Granite State Deaf Mute Mission, $150. 

For bureau of labor, $6,900 as follows: Salary of commis- 
sioner, $3,000; clerical expenses, $1,700; incidentals and 
travel, $1,700; printing blanks, $300; expenses of arbitration, 
$200. 

For factory inspection, $10,300 as follows: Salaries of in- 
spectors, $6,200; clerical expenses, $800; incidentals and 
travel, $3,000; printing blanks, $300. 

For free employment, $3,800 as follows: Assistants, $1,500; 
clerical expenses, $1,500; incidentals and travel, $750; print- 
ing blanks, $50. 

For department of weights and measures, $15,850 as fol- 
lows: Salary of commissioner, $3,000; salaries of inspectors, 
$6,000; traveling expenses, $4,500; incidentals, $700; clerical 
expenses, $1,450; printing blanks, $200. 

For department of agriculture, $157,350 as follows: Salary 
of commissioner, $3,500; salary of deputy, $2,750; clerical 
expense, $3,100; advisory board, $300; incidentals, $500; in- 
stitutes and public meetings, $1,500; feeding stuffs inspection, 
$4,000; fertilizer inspection, $2,000; nursery inspection, $750; 
seed inspection, $1,000; insecticides and fungicides, $200; 
licensing milk dealers, $500; printing blanks, bulletins and 
circulars, $1,000; diseases of animals, $100,000; moth suppres- 
sion, $12,500; apple grading law, $1,000; bureau of markets, 
$12,500; Granite State Dairymen's Association, $1,000; New 
Hampshire Horticultural Society, $2,000; New Hampshire 



214 Chapter 173 [1931 

Sheep Breeders' Association, $500 ; apiary law, $250 ; dairy in- 
spection, $3,500 ; aid for agricultural fairs, $3,000. 

For board of health, $51,950 as follows: Salary of secre- 
tary, $4,000; clerical expense, $1,800; incidentals, $650; print- 
ing blanks, $500; control venereal diseases, $6,000; tubercu- 
losis dispensaries, $3,000; purchase of antitoxin, $3,500; 
medico-legal examinations, $500; sanitary inspection, $8,000; 
care of maternity and infancy, $21,500; engineer, $2,500. 

For laboratory of hygiene, $19,100 as follows: Salaries of 
two bacteriologists, $6,500; salary of pathologist, $600; 
clerical expense, $3,000; incidentals, $3,000; printing blanks 
and bulletins, $2,000; salary, chief, division chemistry and 
sanitation, $4,000. 

For department of vital statistics, $3,800 as follows : Cler- 
ical expense, $3,100; incidentals, $200; printing blanks, $500. 

For adjutant-general's department, $82,575 as follows: 
Salary of adjutant-general, $4,000; clerical expense, $4,125; 
incidentals, $1,000; printing blanks, $500; officers' uniforms, 
$1,950; rifle ranges, $1,500; state armories, $19,500; national 
guard, $50,000. 

For forestry department, $76,525 as follows: Salary of 
forester, $3,500; field assistants, $2,500; clerical expense, 
$5,825; traveling expenses, $1,000; incidentals, $1,500; print- 
ing blanks, $1,200; district chiefs, $7,500; lookout stations, 
$10,000; conferences, $1,000; prevention of fires, $3,000; 
nursery, $10,500; forest fire bills to towns, $5,000; reforesta- 
tion, $3,500 ; white pine blister rust, $17,500 ; forest fire equip- 
ment, $1,000; maintenance of public land, $2,000. 

For bounties, $5,000 as follows : Hedgehogs, $5,000. 

For G. A. R. department, $4,350 as follows : Salary, $500 ; 
clerical expenses, $25; incidentals, $25; printing blanks, $300; 
burial of soldiers and sailors, $3,500, 

For pharmacy commission, $2,210 as follows: Salaries, 
$750; clerical expense, $300; incidentals, $600; printing re- 
port, $60; printing blanks, $100; salary of inspector, $400. 

For state dental board, $500 as follows: Salaries and ex- 
penses, $500. 

For board of optometry, $350 as follows: Compensation, 
$350. 



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For board of chiropractors, $600 as follows : Compensation 
and expenses, $600. 

For registration of veterinary surgeons, $150 as follows: 
Compensation and expenses, $150. 

For state house department, $44,055 as follows: Salaries 
and pay roll, $15,300; fuel, $6,500; light and power, $5,000 
water, $425; telephone operator and switchboard, $2,530 
rent of offices, Patriot building, $11,000; extra labor, $1,500 
miscellaneous, $1,800. 

For state library, $19,650 as follows: Salaries, $9,000; 
maintenance, $4,000; books, periodicals and binding, $5,000; 
expenses of trustees, $150; incidentals, $1,500. 

For public library commission, $11,100 as follows: Salary 
of secretary, $2,000; salary of assistant, $1,800; clerical ex- 
pense, $1,200; incidentals, $500; printing report, $50; print- 
ing bulletin, $350; traveling Hbraries, $1,000; traveling 
libraries assistant, $900; shipping clerk, $200; institutes, 
$500; field work, $1,600; state aid, $1,000. 

For soldiers' home, $30,000 as follows: Maintenance, 
$12,000; incidentals, $12,775; printing report, $225; 
emergency maintenance, $5,000. 

For development commission, $40,000 as follows: Salaries 
and expenses, $40,000. 

/ For University of New Hampshire, $661,443.44 as follows: 
Maintenance, $625,443.44, extension work (Smith-Lever Act), 
$36,000. 

For state hospital, $649,792 as follows: Maintenance, 
$649,792. 

For Industrial School, $105,000 as follows: Maintenance, 
$95,000; motor equipment, $5,000; special repairs, $5,000. 

For state prison, $96,000 as follows: Maintenance, $85,225; 
clerical expense, $1,450; incidentals, $5,000; printing report, 
$175; printing blanks, $150; parole officer, $4,000. 

For Laconia State School, $190,000 as follows: Mainte- 
nance, $190,000. 

For state sanatorium, $88,000 as follows: Maintenance, 
$88,000. 

For interest charges, $45,301.48 as follows: Teachers' in- 
stitutes, $2,388.93; Benjamin Thompson fund, $31,887.27; 
agricultural college fund, $4,800 ; Hamilton Smith fund, $400 ; 



216 Chapter 174 [1931 

Kimball legacy, $270.14; Fiske legacy, $1,055.14; temporary 
loan, $4,500. 

For miscellaneous, $7,800 as follows: Military organiza- 
tions, $300; firemen's relief fund, $4,000; Prisoners' Aid As- 
sociation, $400; Old Home Week Association, $500; Franklin 
Pierce and Daniel Webster homesteads, $750 ; New Hampshire 
Historical Society, $500 ; repairs at Daniel Webster birthplace, 
$750; American Legion, $300; Veterans' committal allowance, 
$300. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon July 1, 
1931. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 174. 



AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATION FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE 
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

JUNE 30, 1933. 

Skciion I Section 

1. Appropriations. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court Convened: 

1. Appropriations. The sums hereinafter mentioned are 
appropriated to be paid out of the treasury of the state for the 
purposes specified for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1933, 
to wit: 

For the executive department, $85,350 as follows: Salary 
of governor, $5,000; salary of governor's secretary, $3,000; 
clerical expense, $4,850; traveling expenses, governor's secre- 
tary, $200 ; traveling expenses, governor's stenographer, $200 ; 
council, per diem and expenses, $7,000; incidentals, office sup- 
plies and postage, $1,200; printing, $500; transportation, 
$700; contingent fund, $1,500; state house messenger, $1,200; 
emergency fund for protection of interests of the state, 
$60,000. 

For secretary of state department, $28,550 as follows: 
Salary of secretary, $4,000 ; salary of deputy, $2,700 ; clerical 
expenses, $5,950; incidentals, $2,000; printing report, $800; 
printing blanks, $700; express and postage, $900; copying 



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ancient records, $3,000; Australian ballot, $4,000; direct 
primary, $4,500. 

For treasury department, $21,025 as follows: Salaiy of 
treasurer, $4,000; salary of deputy, $2,700; clerical expenses, 
$10,175; incidentals, $2,000; printing blanks, $850; printing 
report, $800; treasurer's and deputy's bonds, $500. 

For insurance department, $19,275 as follows: Salary of 
commissioner, $5,000; salary of deputy, $1,800; clerical ex- 
penses, $5,275; incidentals, $2,500; printing report, $1,000; 
printing blanks, $1,000; blue sky law, salary of examiner, 
$1,200; miscellaneous, $1,500. 

For bank commission, $34,000 as follows: Salary of com- 
missioner, $5,000; salary of deputy, $3,000; salaries of ex- 
aminers, $8,250; salaries of accountants, $5,400; clerical 
expenses, $3,200; incidentals, $1,000; printing report, $1,850; 
printing blanks, $500; expenses of commissioner, deputy, ex- 
aminers and accountants, $5,800. 

For budget system and financial control, $11,950 as follows: 
Salary of comptroller, $5,000 ; assistants and clerical expenses, 
$5,950; printing and office supplies, $250; traveling expenses, 
$750. 

For public service commission, $66,975 as follows : Salaries 
of commissioners, $15,000; experts, clerks and assistants, 
$35,075; expenses of commissioners, $1,500; incidentals and 
printing, $7,400 ; lights and buoys and boat inspection, $6,000 ; 
regulation of aviation, $2,000. 

For tax commission, $29,750 as follows: Salaries of com- 
missioners, $10,000; expenses of commissioners, $2,900; 
clerical expenses, $2,850; incidentals and printing, $8,000; 
printing report, $1,000; municipal accounting, $5,000. 

For purchasing agent's department, $15,350 as follows: 
Salary of purchasing agent, $4,000; clerical expense, $9,300; 
expenses of purchasing agent, $350 ; incidentals, $1,500 ; print- 
ing report, $200. 

For attorney-general's department, $26,350 as follows: 
Salary of attorney-general, $4,000; salary of assistant at- 
torney-general, $4,000; clerical expenses of attorney-general, 
$3,250; clerical expenses of assistant attorney-general, $6,500; 
incidentals, $1,000; printing report, $600; printing blanks, 
$500; traveling expenses, $1,500; copies of wills and records. 



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$3,000; legacy tax and other litigation, $1,000; supplies, 
$1,000. 

For enforcement prohibitory law, $19,250 as follows: 
Salary of commissioner, $3,250; expenses of commissioner, 
$1,000; salary of state liquor agent, $2,400; salaries of depu- 
ties and agents, $5,500; expenses of deputies and agents, 
$5,000; clerical expense, $1,400; incidentals, $500; printing 
blanks, $200. 

For supreme court, $45,750 as follows: Salaries of justices, 
$35,000; salary of clerk, $500; salary of messenger, $250; 
salary of state reporter, $1,800; salary of stenographer for 
state reporter, $600; incidentals, including expenses of 
justices, printing docket, transportation of state reporter, 
$4,000; examination of law students, $600; publication of law 
reports, $3,000. 

For superior court, $53,250 as follows: Salaries of justices, 
$42,000; expenses of justices, $8,000; transportation, $2,500; 
incidentals, $750. 

For probate court, $17,600 as follows: Salaries of judges, 
Rockingham county, $2,000; Strafford county, $1,800; Bel- 
knap county, $1,500; Carroll county, $1,500; Merrimack 
county, $2,000 ; Hillsborough county, $2,500 ; Cheshire county, 
$1,500; SulUvan county, $1,500; Grafton county, $1,800; Coos 
county, $1,500. 

For salaries of probate registers and deputies, $20,300 as 
follows: Rockingham county, register, $2,000; Rockingham 
county, deputy, $1,000; Strafford county, register, $1,800; 
Belknap county, register, $1,500; Carroll county, register, 
$1,500; Merrimack county, register, $2,000; Merrimack 
county, deputy, $1,200; Hillsborough county, register, $2,000; 
Hillsborough county, deputy, $800; Cheshire county, register, 
$1,500; Sullivan county, register, $1,500; Grafton county, 
register, $2,000; Coos county, register, $1,500. 

For legislature expense, $175,000. 

For state board of education, $500,000 and, in addition, the 
sums paid into the state treasury as the literary fund, the 
forest reserve tax, the per capita tax and the tax on unorgan- 
ized and other places. Of this appropriation, a sum not to 
exceed $350,000 is to be expended for equalized state aid, and 
any balance unexpended at the end of the fiscal year shall 



1931] Chapter 174 219 

not lapse but shall be used for further equalization purposes. 
The state board of education shall also receive for disburse- 
ment the income of the normal school dormitories and practice 
schools and the sums paid by school districts for the salaries 
of superintendents under Public Laws, chapter 117, section 
40. In this department any balance, excepting the equaliza- 
tion fund, which may be unexpended in any fiscal year, in- 
cluding- the year ending June 30, 1932, shall be placed in a 
special fund available for use for maintenance purposes the 
following year by and with the consent of the governor and 
council. Vocational rehabilitation, $5,000. 

For board of public welfare, $192,125, as follows: Salary 
of secretary, $2,750; clerical expense, $3,600; incidentals, 
$1,000; printing blanks, $175; printing report, $650; travehng 
expenses, $1,500; aid tubercular patients, $80,000; child wel- 
fare work, $7,600; register of the blind, $18,000; deaf, dumb 
and blind, $25,000; aid crippled and tuberculous children, 
$3,000; John Nesmith fund, income, $3,700; mothers' aid, 
$45,000, and in addition any surplus left from the funds pro- 
vided for in chapter 1, Laws of 1931, may be used for addi- 
tional mothers' aid ; Granite State Deaf Mute Mission, $150. 

For bureau of labor, $7,400 as follows: Salary of commis- 
sioner, $3,000 ; clerical expense, $1,700 ; incidentals and travel, 
$1,700; printing report, $500; printing blanks, $300; expenses 
of arbitration, $200. 

For factory inspection, $10,300 as follows: Salaries of in- 
spectors, $6,200; clerical expenses, $800; incidentals and 
travel, $3,000 ; printing blanks, $300. 

For free employment, $3,800 as follows: Assistants, 
$1,500; clerical expenses, $1,500; incidentals and travel, $750; 
printing blanks, $50. 

For department of weights and measures, $16,075 as fol- 
lows : Salary of commissioner, $3,000 ; salaries of inspectors, 
$6,000; travehng expenses, $4,500; incidentals, $700; clerical 
expenses, $1,450; printing report, $225; printing blanks, 
$200. 

For department of agriculture, $158,350 as follows : Salary 
of commissioner, $3,500; salary of deputy, $2,750; clerical 
expense, $3,100; advisory board, $300; incidentals, $500; 
institutes and public meetings, $1,500; feeding stuffs inspec 



220 Chapter 174 [1931 

tion, $4,000; fertilizer inspection, $2,000; nursery inspection, 
$750; seed inspection, $1,000; insecticides and fungicides, 
$200; licensing milk dealers, $500; printing reports, $1,000; 
printing blanks, bulletins and circulars, $1,000; diseases of 
animals, $100,000; moth suppression, $12,500; apple grading 
law, $1,000 ; bureau of markets, $12,500 ; Granite State Dairy- 
men's Association, $1,000; New Hampshire Horticultural 
Society, $2,000; New Hampshire Sheep Breeders' Association, 
$500; apiary law, $250; dairy inspection, $3,500; aid for 
agricultural fairs, $3,000. 

For board of health, $53,450 as follows: Salary of secre- 
tary, $4,000; clerical expense, $1,800; incidentals, $650; print- 
ing report, $1,500 ; printing blanks, $500 ; control venereal dis- 
eases, $6,000; tuberculosis dispensaries, $3,000; purchase oi' 
antitoxin, $3,500; medico-legal examinations, $500; sanitary 
inspection, $8,000; care of maternity and infancy, $21,500; 
engineer, $2,500. 

For laboratory of hygiene, $19,100 as follows: Salaries of 
two bacteriologists, $6,500; salary of pathologist, $600; 
clerical expense, $3,000; incidentals, $3,000; printing blanks 
and bulletins, $2,000; salary, chief, division chemistry and 
sanitation, $4,000. 

For department of vital statistics, $5,800 as follows: 
Clerical expense, $3,100; incidentals, $200; printing blanks, 
$500; printing report, $2,000, 

For adjutant-general's department, $82,725 as follows: 
Salary of adjutant-general, $4,000; clerical expense, $4,275; 
incidentals, $1,000; printing blanks, $500; officers' uniforms, 
$1,950; rifle ranges, $1,500; state armories, $19,500; national 
guard, $50,000. 

For forestry department, $77,250 as follows: Salary of 
forester, $3,500; field assistants, $2,500; clerical expense, 
$6,050; traveling expenses, $1,000; incidentals, $1,500; print- 
ing report, $500; printing blanks, $1,200; district chiefs, 
$7,500; lookout stations, $10,000; conferences, $1,000; preven- 
tion of fires, $3,000; nursery, $10,500; forest fire bills to 
towns $5,000; reforestation, $3,500; white pine blister rust, 
$17,500; forest fire equipment, $1,000; maintenance of public 
land, $2,000. 

For bounties, $5,000 as follows: Hedgehogs, $5,000. 



1931] Chapter 174 221 

For G. A. R. department, $4,350 as follows: Salary, $500; 
clerical expenses, $25 ; incidentals, $25 ; printing blanks, $300 ; 
burial of soldiers and sailors, $3,500. 

For pharmacy commission, $2,210 as follows: Salaries, 
$750; clerical expense, $300; incidentals, $600; printing re- 
port, $60; printing blanks, $100; salary of inspector, $400. 

For state dental board, $500 as follows: Salaries and ex- 
penses, $500. 

For board of optometry, $350 as follows: Compensation, 
$350. 

For board of chiropractors, $450 as follows : Compensation 
and expenses, $450. 

For registration of veterinary surgeons, $150 as follows- 
Compensation and expenses, $150. 

For state house department, $44,055 as follows: Salaries 
and pay roll, $15,300; fuel, $6,500; light and power, $5,000 
water, $425; telephone operator and switchboard, $2,530 
rent of offices. Patriot building, $11,000; extra labor, $1,500 
miscellaneous, $1,800. 

For state library, $19,650 as follows: Salaries, $9,000; 
maintenance, $4,000; books, periodicals and binding, $5,000; 
expenses of trustees, $150; incidentals, $1,500. 

For public library commission, $11,100 as follows: Salary 
of secretary, $2,000; salary of assistant, $1,800; clerical ex- 
pense, $1,200; incidentals, $500; printing report, $150; print- 
ing bulletin, $350; travehng libraries, $1,200; traveling 
libraries assistant, $1,000; shipping clerk, $200; institutes, 
$500; field work, $1,200; state aid, $1,000. 

For soldiers' home, $30,000 as follows: Maintenance, 
$12,000; incidentals, $13,000; emergency maintenance appro- 
priation, $5,000. 

For development commission, $40,000 as follows: Salaries 
and expenses, $40,000. 

For University of New Hampshire, $661,443.44 as follows: 
Maintenance, $625,443.44; extension work (Smith-Lever Act), 
$36,000. 

For state hospital, $662,714 as follows: Maintenance, 
$662,714. 

For Industrial School, $100,000 as follows: Maintenance, 
$95,000; special repairs, $5,000. 



222 Chapter 175 [1931 , 

For state prison, $96,000 as follows : Maintenance, $85,225 ; 
clerical expense, $1,450; incidentals, $5,000; printing report, 
$175; printing blanks, $150; parole officer, $4,000. 

For Laconia State School, $190,000 as follows: Mainte- 
nance, $190,000. 

For state sanatorium, $88,300 as follows: Maintenance, 
$88,000; printing report, $300. 

For interest charges, $45,301,48 as follows: Teachers' insti- 
tutes, $2,388.93; Benjamin Thompson fund, $31,887.27; 
agricultural college fund, $4,800; Hamilton Smith fund, $400; 
Kimball legacy, $270.14; Fiske legacy, $1,055.14; temporary 
loan, $4,500. 

For miscellaneous, $8,300 as follows: Military organiza- 
tions, $300; firemens' relief fund, $4,000; Prisoners' Aid As- 
sociation, $400; Old Home Week Association, $500; Franklin 
Pierce and Daniel Webster homesteads, $1,250, of which $500 
to be used to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of 
Daniel Webster at the Daniel Webster homestead, Franklin, 
N. H.; New Hampshire Historical Society, $500; repairs at 
Daniel Webster birthplace, $750; American Legion, $300; 
Veterans' committal allowance, $300. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon July 1, 
1932. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 175. 

AN ACT RELATING TO LIFE INSURANCE. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Amendment. 

2. Exception. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 
1. Amendment. Amend chapter 277 of the Public Laws 
by striking out the first three sections and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 1. Married Women. Every policy 
of life or endowment insurance made payable to or for the 
benefit of a married woman, or after its issue assigned, trans- 
ferred or in any way made payable to a married woman or to 
any person in trust for her or for her benefit, whether pro- 



1931] Chapter 175 223 

cured by herself, her husband or by any other person and 
whether the assignment or transfer is made by her husband 
or by any other person, shall enure to her separate use and 
benefit, and to that of her children, subject to the provisions 
of law, relative to premiums paid in fraud of creditors, 2. 
Third Person. If a policy of life or endowment insurance is 
effected by any person on his own life or on another life, in 
favor of a person other than himself having an insurable in- 
terest therein, the lawful beneficiary thereof other than him- 
self or his legal representatives, shall be entitled to its • 
proceeds and all other benefits against creditors and represen- 
tatives of the person effecting the same; provided, that, sub- 
ject to the statute of limitations, the amount of any premiums 
for said insurance paid in fraud of creditors, with interest 
thereon, shall enure to their benefit from the proceeds of the 
policy. 3. Intent to Defraud. If it appears that the policy 
was procured with the intent and effect of defrauding 
creditors of the person procuring the same, the party receiv- 
ing the money secured by the policy shall be liable to such 
creditors for the amount of all premiums paid for such insur- 
ance with interest thereon. The company issuing the policy 
shall be discharged of all liability thereon by payment of its 
proceeds in accordance with its terms, unless before such 
payment the company shall have written notice, by or on be- 
half of a creditor, of a claim to recover for certain premiums 
paid in fraud of creditors with the certification of the amount 
claimed. 

2. Exceptions. This act shall not apply to claims of 
creditors of any person effecting any life or endowment in- 
surance which arise out of, or are based upon, any obligation 
created before this act takes effect. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 9, 1931.] 



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Chapter 176 



[1931 



CHAPTER 176. 

AN ACT RELATING TO OLEOMARGARINE AND OTHER BUTTER 
SUBSTITUTES. 



Section 

i. Ok'oniargarinc (Icliiied. 

2. Procuring. 

3. Penalty. 



Skction 

4. Seizure and forfci 
.X Official duty. 

6. Sections repealed. 

7. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Oleomargarine Defined. Amend section 41 of chapter 
163 of the Public Laws by striking out said section and sub- 
stituting in place thereof the following: 41. Oleomargarine 
Defined; Permissible Degree of Color Fixed. For the pur- 
poses of this chapter the name oleomargarine, as hereby de- 
fined, shall be construed to apply to and include all substitutes 
for butter, by whatever names called, which substitutes em- 
body an edible oleaginous compound the fatty or oily constit- 
uents of which are not exclusively derived from the milk of 
cows, and which fatty or oily constituents, as ingredients, 
have been churned or otherwise so manipulated as to have had 
incorporated therewith some milk, cream, water, or watery 
matter, with or without added salt, and whether any colora- 
tion be artificial, or natural to the oleaginous ingredients, — 
such that the resulting compound is susceptible to use in the 
manner of butter. Said oleomargarine shall be deemed to be 
in imitation of yellow butter, not of some other color than 
that of yellow butter, and not free from any coloration or in- 
gredient which causes it to look like butter, when such prod- 
uct shall exhibit a tint or shade containing more than one 
and six-tenths (1.6) degrees of yellow, or of yellow and red 
collectively, but with an excess of yellow over red, as measured 
in terms of the Lovibond tintometer scale, or its equivalent. 

2. Procuring. Amend section 45 of said chapter 163 by 
adding to the section title the words procuring; soliciting; 
further amend by adding at the end of said section the follow- 
ing: It shall be unlawful for any person, except as herein- 
after provided, to knowingly procure or supply oleomargarine 
which is in imitation of yellow butter for use in any public or 
charitable institution, hotel, restaurant, lunch room, lunch 



1931] Chapter 176 . 225 

stand, boarding house or boarding or industrial camp in this 
state, or knowingly cause such oleomargarine to be used in 
such places. It shall be unlawful for any person, within this 
state, to solicit or take any order for oleomargarine which is 
in imitation of yellow butter, knowing or having reason to be- 
lieve the same is for delivery and sale within this state; so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: 45. 
Furnishing; Procuring; Soliciting. It shall be unlawful for 
any person to furnish or cause to be furnished, in any hotel, 
boarding house, restaurant, or at any lunch counter, oleo- 
margarine, butterine or any similar substance to any guest or 
patron of said hotel, boarding house, restaurant or lunch 
counter, without first notifying such guest or patron that the 
substance so furnished is not butter. It shall be unlawful for 
any person, except as hereinafter provided, to knowingly pro- 
cure or supply oleomargarine which is in imitation of yellow 
butter for use in any public or charitable institution, hotel, 
restaurant, lunch room, lunch stand, boarding house or board- 
ing or industrial camp in this state, or knowingly cause such 
oleomargarine to be used in such places. It shall be unlawful 
for any person, within this state, to solicit or take any order 
for oleomargarine which is in imitation of yellow butter, 
knowing or having reason to believe the same is for dehvery 
and sale within this state. 

3. Penalty. Amend section 47 of said chapter 163 by 
striking out said section and substituting in place thereof the 
following: 47. Penalty. Any person, firm, corporation or 
agent violating any of the provisions of the preceding sections 
of this subdivision shall be fined not less than twenty-five nor 
more than fifty dollars for the first offense, and for each sub- 
sequent offense not less than fifty nor more than one hundred 
dollars, or imprisoned not less than ten nor more than ninety 
days, or both. 

4. Seizure and Forfeiture. Amend section 48 of said 
chapter 163 by striking out said section and substituting in 
place thereof the following: 48. Seizure and Forfeiture. 
Any oleomargarine kept for sale, or being transported for 
sale in this state, or illegally procured or used as herein for- 
bidden, which is in violation of any of the provisions of this 
subdivision shall be subject to seizure either upon a warrant 



226 Chapter 177 [1931 

issued upon a complaint against the person charged with said 
violation, and containing a demand for such seizure, or upon 
a libel directed against the property filed in accordance with 
the provisions of chapter 372 of the Public Laws, and upon 
due proceedings may be adjudged forfeited and may be dis- 
posed of by destruction, or by delivery, for cooking purposes, 
to some county institution in the county in which seizure 
originated, or to some state institution. Provided, that upon 
payment of all costs of proceedings hereunder and the execu- 
tion and delivery of a good and sufficient bond to the effect 
that such oleomargarine shall not be sold or otherwise dis- 
posed of within the state of New Hampshire, the court may 
by order direct that the said oleomargarine be delivered to the 
owner thereof. 

5. Official Duty. Amend section 50 of said chapter 163 
by striking out said section and substituting in place thereof 
the following: 50. Official Duty. It shall be the duty of the 
state board of health through its agents to enforce the pro- 
visions of this subdivision relating to oleomargarine and other 
butter substitutes and imitation cheese. Provided, that 
agents of the state department of agriculture may be author- 
ized by the said board to act as inspectors at the will and ex- 
pense of said department for the purpose of assisting in ob- 
taining evidence of violations. 

6. Sections Repealed. Sections 51 and 52 of said chapter 
163 are hereby repealed. 

7. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect June 1, 1931. 
[Approved May 9, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 177. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT OF COUNTY AND TOWN FUNDS. 

Section | Section 

1. County funds. I 3. Town funds. 

2. Deposits. I 4. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 

General Court convened: 

1. County Funds. Amend section 2, chapter 39 of the 

Public Laws, as amended by chapter 92 of the Laws of 1929, 

by inserting after the word "banks" in the third hne the 



1931] Chapter 177 227 

words, in this state, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: 2. Deposits. All public funds belonging to the 
several counties, not permanently invested, shall be deposited 
in such solvent bank or banks in this state as will pay the 
highest rate of interest on daily average balances for each 
month. The amount deposited in any bank shall not exceed 
twenty per cent of its paid up capital and surplus, unless said 
bank shall furnish a satisfactory bond, approved by the 
superior court, to secure such deposit. 

2. Deposits, Amend section 3 of said chapter by striking 
out all after the word "choose" in the fourth line, so that said 

section as amended shall read as follows: 3. , Bids for. 

The treasurer shall call for bids for the public funds in his 
hands by publishing a notice calling for such bids in the two 
newspapers which have the largest circulation in the county, 
and by such other notice as he may choose. 

3. Town Funds. Amend section 24 of chapter 47 of the 
Public Laws by striking out in lines 3 and 4 the words "as 
required of county treasurers," and inserting in place thereof 
the words, in the state, except that whenever it shall prove 
advantageous to any town near the state boundary to deposit 
town funds in banks outside the state, the treasurer may de- 
posit the same in said banks upon the approval of the state 
bank commissioner. The amount deposited in any bank shall 
not exceed twenty per cent of its paid up capital and surplus, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 24. 
Duties. The town treasurer shall have the custody of all 
moneys belonging to the town, and shall pay out the same only 
upon orders of the selectmen. He shall deposit the same in 
solvent banks in the state, except that whenever it shall prove 
advantageous to any town near the state boundary to deposit 
town funds in banks outside the state, the treasurer may de- 
posit the same in said banks upon the approval of the state 
bank commissioner. The amount deposited in any bank 
shall not exceed twenty per cent of its paid up capital 
and surplus. He shall keep in suitable books provided for the 
purpose a fair and correct account of all sums received into 
and paid from the town treasury, and of all notes given by the 
town, with the particulars thereof. At the close of each fiscal 
year he shall make a report to the town, giving a particular 



228 Chapter 178 [1931 

account of all his financial transactions during the year. 
He shall furnish to the selectmen statements from his books, 
and submit his books and vouchers to them and to the town 
auditors for examination, whenever so requested. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 9, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 178. 



AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR IMPROVEMENTS AND EQUIP- 
MENT AT THE STATE HOSPITAL. 



Section 

1. Permanent improvements. 

2. Bonds or notes authorized. 



Section 

3. Accounts. 

4. Takes effect. 



Be it enacited by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Permanent Improvements. The sum of seventy-four 
thousand dollars ($74,000) is hereby appropriated for addi- 
tional improvements of a permanent nature at the state 
hospital as follows: To grade the grounds around the Tobey 
building, and to conform with tunnel requirements, the sum 
of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) ; to construct a tunnel from 
the Walker building to the Tobey building and to provide 
water, steam and electric connection, the sum of twenty-six 
thousand dollars ($26,000) ; for expansion of the facilities at 
the power plant in accord with the report of R. D. Kimball 
Co., engineers, the sum of thirty-eight thousand dollars 
($38,000). 

2. Bonds or Notes Authorized. In order to provide the 
funds for the appropriation made in section 1, the state 
treasurer is hereby authorized, under the direction of the gov- 
ernor and council, to borrow upon the credit of the state the 
sum of not exceeding seventy-four thousand dollars ($74,000) , 
and for that purpose may issue bonds or notes in the name 
and on behalf of the state. The governor and council shall 
determine the form of such bonds or notes, their rate of in- 
terest (using their best efforts to secure the lowest rate 
obtainable), the dates when interest shall be paid, the dates 
of maturity, the places where principal and interest shall be 



1931] Chapter 179 229 

paid, and the time or times of issue. Such bonds or notes 
shall be signed by the treasurer and countersigned by the 
governor, and shall be deemed a pledge of the faith and credit 
of the state. They may be negotiated by the treasurer by 
direction of the governor and council as they may deem to be 
most advantageous to the state. Out of the proceeds of the 
sale of said bonds or notes the governor is authorized to draw 
his warrants for the sums hereinbefore appropriated. 

3. Accounts. The secretary of state shall keep an account 
of all such bonds or notes countersigned by the governor, 
showing the number and amount of each bond or note, the 
time of countersigning, the time when payable, and the date 
of delivery to the treasurer. The treasurer shall keep an ac- 
count of each bond or note, showing the number and amount 
thereof, the name of the person to whom sold, the amount re- 
ceived for the same, the date of the sale, and the time when 
payable. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 9, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 179. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE 
SANATORIUM. 

Resolved by the Seyiate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the following sums amounting to seven thousand dol- 
lars ($7,000) be and hereby are appropriated for the New 
Hampshire State Sanatorium, to be expended in accordance 
with plans and specifications to be approved by the governor 
and council, said sums to be expended under the direction of 
the trustees of said institution as follows: For installing 
and furnishing a pipe line, including all necessary labor and 
material, from the source of the so-called boiler house brook 
to our present dam four thousand dollars ($4,000) ; for the 
purchase and installation of a new ammonia refrigerating 
system including necessary repairs to present ice boxes two 
thousand dollars ($2,000) ; for repairs on two ward buildings 



230 Chapters 180, 181 [1931 

one thousand dollars ($1,000). The governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant for said sum on any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved February 26, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 180. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF GUY S. NEAL AND OTHERS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That Guy S. Neal, sergeant-at-arms of the house, be 
allowed the sum of thirteen dollars and fifty cents; that Dan 
B. Bunnell be allowed the sum of four dollars; that Benjamin 
H. Bragg be allowed the sum of twenty-eight dollars; that 
Alice V. Flanders be allowed the sum of eight dollars; that 
Frank M. Ayer be allowed the sum of thirteen dollars and fifty 
cents; that Raymond B. Lakeman be allowed the sum of eight 
dollars ; that Walt M. Goodale be allowed the sum of four dol- 
lars, in full for their services at the organization of the pres- 
ent senate and house, and that the governor be authorized 
to draw his warrant for the same on the treasury. 

[Approved March 3, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 181. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE VET- 
ERANS' ASSOCIATION. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars be and hereby 
is appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1932, and 
the same amount for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1933, for 
the purpose of paying for the upkeep and maintenance of the 
grounds of the New Hampshire Veterans' Association at The 
Weirs, and for necessary repairs on any buildings owned by 
the said association or controlled by any regimental Civil War 
organizations now in existence, situated thereon. Said appro- 
priation for each of the fiscal years named above shall be ex- 



1931] Chapters 182, 183 231 

pended by a suitable agent to be appointed by the governor 
and council, and the governor is authorized to draw his war- 
rant for the payment of said sums out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved March 3, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 182. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF GEORGE B. MOORE, ADMINISTRA- 
TOR OF THE ESTATE OF FRANK 0. MOORE, FOR OVER- 
PAYMENT OF LEGACY AND SUCCESSION TAX. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of three hundred and fifteen dollars and 
eighty cents ($315.80) be allowed and paid to George B. 
Moore, administrator of the estate of Frank 0. Moore, for 
overpayment of the legacy and succession tax on said estate. 
The governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for 
said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

[Approved March 3, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 183. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION 
FOR BOUNTIES FOR HEDGEHOGS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) be and 
hereby is appropriated to provide for a deficiency in the ap- 
propriation for bounties for hedgehogs for the fiscal year end- 
ing June 30, 1931, and the governor is authorized to draw his 
warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not 
ot;herwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 3, 1931.] 



232 Chapters 184, 185 [1931 

CHAPTER 184. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR RESURVEY OF SOUTHERN NEW HAMP- 
SHIRE BY THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

THAT the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) be 
and hereby is appropriated during the biennium ending June 
30, 1933, for a resurvey of thirteen hundred and sixty square 
miles in southern New Hampshire by the United States 
Geological Survey, provided the federal government by its 
duly authorized agents apportions a like amount to be ex- 
pended for the same purpose, and the sum so appropriated by 
the state shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved March 6, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 185. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE ROAD IN 

HAMPSTEAD LEADING THROUGH SALEM TO LAWRENCE, 

MASSACHUSETTS. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hov^e of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

THAT the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) for the 
year 1931 be and hereby is appropriated provided that the 
town of Hampstead appropriates the sum of two thousand dol- 
lars ($2,000) for the improvement of the road in the town of 
Hampstead leading from Hampstead Village through Salem 
to Lawrence, Massachusetts. Said sums appropriated by the 
state and by the town shall be expended under the direction 
of the highway commissioner, and the sum appropriated by 
the state shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved March 11, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 186, 187 233 

CHAPTER 186. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR PRINTING THE REPORT OF 

SAMUEL H. MILDRAM UPON THE VARIOUS ELECTRIC 

PUBLIC UTILITIES OPERATING IN THE STATE. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) or so much 
thereof as may be necessary is hereby appropriated for the 
printing of one thousand copies of the examination and report 
upon the various electric public utilities operating in the state 
of New Hampshire for the year ending December 31, 1929, 
made by Samuel H. Mildram to the public service commission. 
Said sum appropriated shall be expended under the direction 
of the public service commission through the purchasing 
agent. The governor is hereby authorized to draw his war- 
rant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

[Approved March 11, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 187. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE RECODIFICATION AND SIMPLIFICA- 
TION OF THE FISH AND GAME LAWS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That a special commission be appointed by the governor, 
with the advice and consent of the council, to consist of four 
persons together with the fish and game commissioner, whose 
duty it shall be to make a survey and study of the fish and 
game laws of the state with a view to the revision, codifica- 
tion, simplification and amendment of said laws and the mak- 
ing of any other improvements therein which may seem 
advisable. Said commission shall hold public hearings and 
may call upon officers of the fish and game department and 
other state officers for such information as may be needed in 
the course of its work. The attorney-general shall be a member 
ex officio of the commission. Except for the fish and game com- 
missioner no other member of the commission shall be officially 



234 Chapters 188, 189 [1931 

connected with or employed by the fish and game department. 
The expenses of the commission not to exceed $1,000 shall be 
charged to and paid out of the fish and game fund. Said 
commission shall make a report to the general court by filing 
its recommendations with the clerk of the senate for sub- 
mission to the next legislature. 
[Approved March 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 188. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE 

SUGAR LOAF ROAD BORDERING ON NEWFOUND LAKE IN 

THE TOWN OF ALEXANDRIA. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of not exceeding eight hundred dollars ($800) 
for the year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and 
hereby are appropriated on condition that the town of Alex- 
andria appropriates the sum of two hundred dollars ($200) 
for each of the two years for the maintenance of about two 
miles of the Sugar Loaf road bordering on Newfound lake in 
the town of Alexandria. Said sums appropriated by the state 
and by the town shall be expended under the direction of the 
highway commissioner, and the sums appropriated by the 
state shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved March 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 189. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE ROAD FROM 
PONBMAH STATION TO HOLLIS DEPOT, SO CALLED. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hoiise of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 
That the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) for the 
year 1931 be and hereby is appropriated on condition that the 
town of Hollis appropriates one thousand five hundred dollars 
($1,500) for the improvement of thkt part of the road leading 
from Ponemah Station to Hollis Depot, so called, which lies 



1931] Chapters 190, 191 235 

in the town of Hollis. Said sums appropriated by the state 
and by the town shall be expended under the direction of the 
highway commissioner and the sums appropriated by the state 
shall be a charge upon the highway fund as provided by chap- 
ter 84 of the Public Laws. 
[Approved March 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 190. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR IMPROVEMENT OF CERTAIN ROAD IN THE 
TOWN OF NORTHUMBERLAND. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) be and 
hereby is appropriated for the year 1931, and a like sum for 
the year 1932, for the improvement of the road in the town of 
Northumberland leading from the Daffodil Tea Room south- 
erly on the old county road, so called, to a point near the home 
of George Craggy, to the trunk line near Groveton; provided 
the town of Northumberland shall raise and appropriate the 
sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for each of said years 
for the same purpose. Said sums appropriated by the state 
and by the town shall be expended under the direction of the 
highway commissioner and the sums appropriated by the state 
shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved March 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 191. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MAIN 

HIGHWAY LEADING FROM THE CLAREMONT-UNITY TOWN 

LINE TO SULLIVAN COUNTY FARM IN THE TOWN OF 

UNITY. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) for the year 
1931 be and hereby is appropriated on condition that the town 
of Unity appropriates three thousand dollars ($3,000) for the 



236 Chapters 192, 193 [1931 

year 1931, and the county of Sullivan appropriates three thou- 
sand dollars ($3,000) for the year 1931, for the reconstruction 
of the main highway leading from the town of Claremont to 
the Sullivan County Farm in Unity, commencing at the Clare- 
mont-Unity town line and ending at the main entrance to the 
new building at said Sullivan County Farm. Said sums ap- 
propriated by the state, the town and the county shall be ex- 
pended under the direction of the highway commissioner and 
the sum appropriated by the state shall be a charge upon the 
highway funds. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 192. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE PROVINCE 
ROAD IN GILMANTON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) for the 
year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby are 
appropriated on condition that the town of Gilmanton appro- 
priates two thousand dollars ($2,000) for each of the two 
years for the improvement of the Province road, so called, 
said construction to begin where improvement ended in Gil- 
manton November, 1930, and continue toward the Belmont 
line. Said sums appropriated by the state and by the town 
shall be expended under the direction of the highway commis- 
sioner, and the sums appropriated by the state shall be a 
charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 193. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE GILMANTON 

ROAD LEADING FROM ALTON TO GILMANTON LINE, IN 

THE TOWN OF ALTON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
That the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the 



1931] Chapter 194 237 

year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby are 
appropriated on condition that the town of Alton appropriates 
two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) for each of the 
two years for the improvement of the Gilmanton road, so 
called, leading from Alton to Gilmanton line. Said sums ap- 
propriated by the state and by the town shall be expended 
under the direction of the highway commissioner in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of chapter 84 of the Public Laws 
and the sums appropriated by the state shall be a charge upon 
the highway funds. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 194. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MAIN ROAD 

LEADING EAST FROM HUDSON BRIDGE TO WINDHAM TOWN 

LINE IN THE TOWN OF HUDSON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene7'al Court convened: 

That the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) for the year 
1931 be and hereby is appropriated on condition that the town 
of Hudson appropriates three thousand dollars ($3,000) for 
the year 1931 for the improvement of the main road leading 
east from Hudson bridge to Windham town line in the town 
of Hudson, beginning on said main road opposite Thorning 
Place, thence easterly one mile to Marcel Smith Place, thence 
on same road near Gilcreast Place easterly nine tenths mile to 
Windham town line. These two links when finished making 
a complete highway from Hudson bridge to Haverhill and 
Lawrence. Said sums appropriated by the state and by the 
town shall be expended under the direction of the highway 
commissioner in accordance with the provisions of chapter 
84 of the Public Laws and the sums appropriated by the state 
shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



238 Chapters 195, 196 [1931 

CHAPTER 195. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE MAIN ROAD 

LEADING FROM TAMWORTH VILLAGE TO WONOLANCET 

IN THE TOWN OF TAMWORTH. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of three thousand dollars for the year 1931, 
and three thousand dollars for the year 1932, be and hereby 
are appropriated on condition that the town of Tamworth ap- 
propriates one thousand dollars in the year 1931, and one 
thousand dollars in the year 1932, for the completion of the 
main road leading from Tamworth Village to Wonolancet in 
the town of Tamworth. Said sums appropriated by the state 
and by the town shall be expended under the direction of the 
state highway commissioner, and the sums appropriated by 
the state shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 196. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE WEST OSSIPEE 
ROAD IN THE TOWN OF MADISON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

THAT the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the 
year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby are 
appropriated on condition that the town of Madison appro- 
priates one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each of the said two 
years for the improvement of the West Ossipee road in the 
town of Madison leading from Silver lake to West Ossipee and 
connecting with the East Side highway. Said sums appro- 
priated by the state and by the town shall be expended under 
the direction of the highway commissioner, and the sums ap- 
propriated by the state shall be a charge upon the highway 
funds. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 197, 198 239 

CHAPTER 197. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR COMPLETING THE CONSTRUCTION AND 

IMPROVEMENT OF THE STATE-AID ROAD IN NEW HAMPTON 

AS ESTABLISHED UNDER CHAPTER 128, LAWS OF 1927. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) for the 
year 1931 be and hereby is appropriated for completing- the 
construction and improvement of the state-aid road in the 
town of New Hampton leading from the Daniel Webster hig-h- 
way in Ashland to the Bristol-Meredith state-aid road through 
New Hampton. Provided and on condition that the towns of 
New Hampton and Ashland shall each appropriate the sum 
of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the year 1931, for use on 
this road. Said sums appropriated by the state and by the 
towns shall be expended under the direction of the highway 
commissioner, and the sum appropriated by the state shall 
be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 198. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PERMANENT CONSTRUCTION OF A 
CERTAIN HIGHWAY IN THE TOWN OF WEARE. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) for the 
year 1931 be and hereby is appropriated, on condition that the 
town of Weare appropriates three thousand five hundred dol- 
lars ($3,500) for the completion of the state-aid road in 
Weare, from a point northerly of Spaulding's Corner so called, 
to the south end of the 1930 construction. Said sums appro- 
priated by the state and by the town shall be expended under 
the direction of the highway commissioner and the sum appro- 
priated by the state shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



240 Chapters 199, 200 [1931 

CHAPTER 199. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE CONSTRUC- 
TION OF A HIGHWAY IN THE TOWN OF LANDAFF. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of four thousand five hundred dollars 
($4,500) be and hereby is appropriated for the construction 
of that part of the highway known as Lost River road, be- 
ginning at a point on the town line between Easton and 
Landaff and running from that point westerly through the 
town of Landaff to a junction with the improved road leading 
from Bath to Woodstock and covering a total of one and nine- 
tenths miles, being the total amount of said road at this time 
unimproved in said town of Landaff, provided that the town 
of Landaff appropriates the sum of fifteen hundred dollars 
($1,500) to pay for part of the construction of said highway. 
Said sums to be expended over the years 1931 and 1932 under 
the direction of the highway commissioner and the sum ai> 
propriated by the state shall be a charge upon the highway 
funds. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 200. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF CERTAIN HIGH- 
WAYS IN THE TOWN OF NEW BOSTON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of thirteen thousand five hundred dollars 
($13,500) for the year 1931 be and hereby is appropriated on 
condition that the town of New Boston appropriates four 
thousand five hundred dollars ($4,500) for the same year for 
the permanent improvement of the road connecting the two 
ends of the state-aid road from New Boston Village to Mont 
Vernon line; also the road from end of state-aid road to Goffs- 
town line. Said sums appropriated by the state and by the 
town shall be expended under the direction of the highway 



1931] Chapters 201, 202 241 

commissioner, and the sum appropriated by uhe state shall be 
a charge upon the highway funds. 
[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 201. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION 
FOR THE STATE PRISON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Repines entatives iyi 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) be and 
hereby is appropriated to provide for a deficiency in the ap- 
propriation for the maintenance of the state prison for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1931, and the governor is author- 
ized to draw his warrant for said sum out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 202. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE RECONDITIONING OF THE DOVER TO 
MANCHESTER HIGHWAY IN THE TOWN OF MADBURY. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

THAT the sum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) for the 
year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby are 
appropriated on condition that the town of Madbury appro- 
priates the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) for each of the 
two years, to assist in reconditioning that portion of the high- 
way leading from the state-aid highway at the Demerritt 
Place, so called, in the town of Madbury to the Durham town 
line. Said sums appropriated by the state and by the town 
shall be expended under the direction of the highway com- 
missioner in accordance with the provisions of chapter 84 of 
the Pubhc Laws and the sums appropriated by the state shall 
be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved March 26, 1931.] 



242 Chapters 203, 204 [1931 

CHAPTER 203. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT OF THE 

ROAD IN MEREDITH LEADING FROM NEW HAMPTON 

LINE TO MEREDITH. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
That the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) for the year 
1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby are ap- 
propriated for the permanent construction and improvement 
of the road in the town of Meredith leading from the New 
Hampton line to Meredith, by Wicwas Lake House to left, 
down shore of Waukewan lake, out Waukewan street to Daniel 
Webster highway. Main street, in Meredith, provided that the 
town of Meredith shall appropriate a like amount for each 
of the said two years. The sums appropriated by the state 
and by the town shall be expended under the direction of the 
highway commissioner, and the sums appropriated by the 
state shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 
[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 204. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE PERMANENT IMPROVE- 
MENT OF THE ROAD IN WAKEFIELD LEADING FROM WAKE- 
FIELD CORNER TOWARDS EAST WAKEFIELD AND WOODMAN. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 
That the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) for the 
year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby are 
appropriated for the permanent construction and improve- 
ment of the road in the town of Wakefield leading from the 
East Side trunk line highway at Wakefield Corner towards 
East Wakefield and Woodman, provided that the town of 
Wakefield shall appropriate the sum of two thousand dollars 
($2,000) for each of said two years. The sums appropriated 
by the state and by the town shall be expended under the 
direction of the highway commissioner, and the sums appro- 
priated by the state shall be a charge upon the highway 
funds. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 205, 206 243 

CHAPTER 205. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE ROAD LEAD- 
ING FROM THE VILLAGE OF RUMNEY TO STINSON LAKE, 
IN THE TOWN OF RUMNEY. 

Resolved by the Seriate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

THAT the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the 
year 1931, and a like sum for the year 1932, be and hereby 
are appropriated, on condition that the town of Rumney ap- 
propriates one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each of the two 
years for the improvement of the road leading from the village 
of Rumney to Stinson lake. Said sums appropriated by the 
state and by the town shall be expended under the direction of 
the highway commissioner and the sums appropriated by the 
state shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 206. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE 

HIGHWAY FROM KELLEY'S CORNER OVER THE OLD STAGE 

LINE TO LOUDON VILLAGE. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) for the year 
1931 and a like sum for 1932 be and hereby is appropriated 
for the improvement of the highway from Kelley's Corner in 
Lower Gilmanton over the old stage line to Loudon Village 
provided that the town of Gilmanton appropriates two hun- 
dred and fifty dollars ($250) for each of the two years for 
the same purpose. Said sums appropriated by the state and 
by the town shall be expended under the direction of the high- 
way commissioner in accordance with the provisions of chap- 
ter 84 of the Public Laws and the sums appropriated by the 
state shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



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244 Chapters 207, 208 [1931 

CHAPTER 207. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE COMPLETION OF A FARM TO MARKET 
HIGHWAY IN THE TOWN OF NORTHWOOD. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) be and 
hereby is appropriated for each of the years 1931 and 1932 
to complete the construction of the highway leading from 
station 874 to 34 of the Central trunk line road at Dow's 
Corner, so called, in the town of Northwood to the Pittsfield 
town line, by way of the westerly side of Jenness lake, pro- 
viding the town of Northwood shall appropriate the sum of 
twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500) for each of the two 
years. Said sums appropriated by the state and by the town 
shall be expended under the direction of the highway commis- 
sioner in accordance with the provisions of chapter 84 of the 
Public Laws and the sums appropriated by the state shall be 
a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 208. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MAIN ROAD 

FROM NEW IPSWICH TO SHARON AND PETERBOROUGH 

IN THE TOWN OF NEW IPSWICH. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for the 
year 1931, and a like sum for the year 1932, be and hereby 
are appropriated on condition that the town of New Ipswich 
appropriates five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each of the 
two years, for the improvement of the main road from New 
Ipswich to Sharon and Peterborough in the town of New 
Ipswich. Said sums appropriated by the state and by the 
town shall be expended under the direction of the highway 
commissioner and the sums appropriated by the state shall 
be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 209, 210 245 

CHAPTER 209. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE HIGHWAY IN 
THE TOWNS OF STARK AND DUMMER. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Cou7't convened: 

That the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) for the 
year 1931, and a like sum for the year 1932, be and hereby 
are appropriated, on condition that the town of Stark appro- 
priates one thousand dollars ($1,000) and the town of 
Dummer a like amount for each of said two years for the im- 
provement of the highway commencing on the town line be- 
tween Northumberland and Stark, running through the town 
of Stark and the southwesterly corner of the town of Dummer 
to the line between the town of Dummer and the town of 
Milan. Said sums appropriated by the state and by the 
towns shall be expended under the direction of the highway 
commissioner in accordance with the provisions of chapter 84 
of the Public Laws, and the sums appropriated by the state 
shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 210. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MAMMOTH 
ROAD IN THE TOWN OF PELHAM. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) for the 
year 1931, and a like sum for the year 1932, be and hereby 
are appropriated for the improvement of the Mammoth road 
in the town of Pelham from the Windham town line to the 
house of Fred McGuire, provided that the town of Pelham 
appropriates for the same purpose the sum of two thousand 
dollars ($2,000) for each of the said two years. The sums so 
appropriated by the state and by the town shall be expended 
under the direction of the state highway commissioner, and 
the sums appropriated by the state shall be a charge upon the 
state highway funds. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



246 Chapters 211, 212 [1931 

CHAPTER 211. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO PAYMENT OF BONUS IN RECOG- 
NITION OF WAR SERVICE OF RESIDENTS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) is hereby 
appropriated for the payment of bonus to those residents of 
New Hampshire who would have been entitled to the bonus 
as provided by chapter 140 of the Laws of 1919 and chapter 
1 of the special session of 1919 and who have heretofore and 
since June 30, 1926, made application therefor, or who may 
hereafter make application therefor; and the state treasurer 
is hereby authorized to make payments therefor to those 
whose names appear on the records in the office of the 
adjutant-general as entitled thereto or to the legal represen- 
tatives or heirs of such as have died; and the governor is 
authorized to draw his warrant therefor out of any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 212. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR CO-OPERATION WITH THE 
UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY IN THE ESTABLISH- 
MENT AND MAINTENANCE OF STREAM FLOW GAUGING 
STATIONS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Represe7itatives in 
General C^ourt convened: 

That the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the 
year 1931-1932, and a Hke sum for the year 1932-1933, 
or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby ap- 
propriated to be used and expended under the direction 
of the public service commission, with the approval and 
consent of the governor and council, for the purpose of co- 
operating with the United States Geological Survey in the 
establishment and maintenance of stream flow gauging sta- 
tions on streams of this state for the purpose of providing the 
people of the state with information that will further in- 



1931] Chapters 213, 214 247 

dustrial development. A report of the results of this work 
and recommendations based thereon, shall be made to the 
next legislature. The governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrant for the same out of any money in the treasury 
not othei-wise appropriated. 
[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 213. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE PERMANENT IMPROVE- 
MENT OF THE ROAD FROM WASHINGTON TO GOSHEN. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) 
for the year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and 
hereby are appropriated for the permanent construction and 
improvement of the road from Washington to Goshen, pro- 
vided that the town of Washington shall appropriate the sum 
of seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750) for each of said two 
years. The sums appropriated by the state and by the town 
shall be expended under the direction of the highway commis- 
sioner, and the sums appropriated by the state shall be a 
charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved April 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 214. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE ROAD ON THE 

WEST SIDE AND NORTH END OF NEWFOUND LAKE IN 

THE TOWN OF HEBRON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

THAT the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500) for 
the year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby 
are appropriated on condition that the town of Hebron ap- 
propriates eight hundred fifty dollars ($850) for each of the 
two years for the improvement of the road on the west side 
and north end of Newfound lake, in the town of Hebron. 



248 Chapters 215, 216 [1931 

Said sums appropriated by the state and by the town shall be 
expended under the direction of the highway commissioner 
and the sums appropriated by the state shall be a charge upon 
the highway funds. 

[Approved April 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 215. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE PERMANENT IMPROVE- 
MENT OF THE ROAD FROM SUNAPEE TO SPRINGFIELD. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the 
year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby are 
appropriated for the permanent construction and improve- 
ment of the road from Sunapee to Springfield, provided that 
the town of Sunapee appropriates the sum of one thousand 
dollars ($1,000) for each of the said two years. Said sums 
appropriated by the state and by the town shall be expended 
under the direction of the highway commissioner in accord- 
ance with the provisions of chapter 84 of the Public Laws and 
the sums appropriated by the state shall be a charge upon the 
highway funds. 

[Approved April 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 216. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE PERMANENT IMPROVE- 
MENT OF THE ROAD LEADING FROM THE DARTMOUTH COL- 
LEGE ROAD IN THE TOWN OF GOSHEN TO THE TOWN 
OF WASHINGTON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
That the sum of one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200) 
for the year 1931, and a like sum for the year 1932, be and 
hereby are appropriated, for the permanent construction and 
improvement of the road beginning at the junction of the 
Goshen Corner road, so called, with the Dartmouth College 



1931] Chapters 217, 218 249 

highway in the town of Goshen, and continuing through 
Goshen Corner to the town of Washington, passing the Pills- 
bury Reservation in the towns of Goshen and Washington, 
provided that the town of Goshen appropriates the sum of six 
hundred dollars ($600) for each of said two years. The sums 
appropriated by the state and by the town shall be expended 
under the direction of the highway commissioner, and the 
sums appropriated by the state shall be a charge upon the 
highway funds. 

[Approved April 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 217. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF NEW LONDON ROAD 

LEADING FROM NEW LONDON TOWN LINE TO WEST 

SPRINGFIELD IN THE TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the 
year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby are 
appropriated on condition that the town of Springfield appro- 
priates five hundred dollars ($500) for each of the two years 
for the improvement of the New London road, so called, lead- 
ing from the New London town line to West Springfield in the 
town of Springfield. Said sums appropriated by the state and 
by the town shall be expended under the direction of the high- 
way commissioner and the sums appropriated by the state 
shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved April 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 218. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE COMPLETION OF A FARM TO MARKET 

HIGHWAY IN THE TOWN OF PITTSFIELD KNOWN AS THE 

CATAMOUNT ROAD. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

THAT the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) for the 
year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby are 



250 Chapters 219, 220 [1931 

appropriated for the completion of the construction of the 
highway in the town of Pittsfield known as the Catamount 
road, leading from Pittsfield to the Northwood line at Jen- 
ness lake, so called, provided that the town of Pittsfield ap- 
propriates the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for the 
said purpose for each of the said two years. The said sums 
appropriated by the state and by the town shall be expended 
under the direction of the state highway commissioner, and 
the sums appropriated by the state shall be a charge upon the 
highway funds. 

[Approved April 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 219. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE NORTH ROAD 

LEADING FROM DEERFIELD CENTER TO EPSOM LINE IN 

THE TOWN OF DEERFIELD. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the 
year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby are 
appropriated on condition that the town of Deerfield appro- 
priates one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each of the two 
years for the improvement of the North road, so called, lead- 
ing from Deerfield Center to Epsom line. Said sums appro- 
priated by the state and by the town shall be expended under 
the direction of the highway commissioner, and the sums ap- 
propriated by the state shall be a charge upon the highway 
funds. 

[Approved April 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 220. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE ROAD IN 

OSSIPEE FROM THE EAST SIDE TRUNK LINE AT OSSIPEE 

CORNER THROUGH GRANITE TO THE WAKEFIELD LINE. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hou^e of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
That the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the 



1931] Chapter 221 251 

year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby are 
appropriated for the improvement of the highway in the town 
of Ossipee leading from the East Side trunk line at Ossipee 
Corner through Granite to the Wakefield line, provided that 
the town of Ossipee appropriates for the same purpose the 
sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) in each of the said two 
years. The said sums appropriated by the state and by the 
town shall be expended under the direction of the highway 
commissioner, and the sums appropriated by the state shall 
be a charge upon the highway funds. 
[Approved April 10, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 221. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE HIGHWAY 
FROM THE JUNCTION OF THE DANIEL WEBSTER HIGHWAY 
AT WEIRS BRIDGE TO ROUTE NO. 11 AT GILFORD RAIL- 
ROAD STATION. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of seventeen thousand five hundred dollars 
($17,500) for the year 1931, and a like sum for the year 1932, 
be and hereby are appropriated for the improvement of the 
road from the junction of the Daniel Webster highway at 
Weirs bridge to route No. 11 at Gilford railroad station, pro- 
vided that the city of Laconia appropriates seven thousand 
five hundred dollars ($7,500) and the town of Gilford five 
thousand dollars ($5,000) for each of the two years. Said 
sums appropriated by the state, the city and the town shall 
be expended under the direction of the highway commissioner 
and the sums appropriated by the state shall be a charge 
upon the highway funds. 

[Approved April 10, 1931.] 



252 Chapters 222, 223 [1931 

CHAPTER 222. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR A COMMISSION TO CONSIDER 
THE QUESTION OF AN ADDITION TO THE STATE LIBRARY. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That a commission of five persons be appointed by the gov- 
ernor, by and with the advice and consent of the council, the 
same to include any member or members from the board of 
trustees of the state library, as may be judged best, to in- 
vestigate the need of an addition to the state library building, 
and if such investigation shall demonstrate the need of such 
addition, then to determine as nearly as possible the kind of 
addition desirable and the cost thereof. Said commission 
shall report all its findings to the legislature of 1933. The 
members of said commission shall serve without pay, but 
legitimate expenses may be incurred to an amount not ex- 
ceeding the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) and the gov- 
ernor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for said sum 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 10, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 223. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF PERRY T. HASTINGS. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hou^e of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) be allowed 
and paid to Perry T. Hastings of Haverhill for damage to his 
woodlot in said Haverhill, on April 20, 1927, due to fire caused 
by operations of the state highway department and said sum 
shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 224, 225, 226 253 

CHAPTER 224. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN P. HEATH, ADMINISTRA- 
TOR OF THE ESTATE OF ALBERT M. MEIGS, FOR OVER 
PAYMENT OF LEGACY AND SUCCESSION TAX. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of sixteen dollars and ninety cents ($16.90) 
be allowed to be paid to John P. Heath of Concord, ad- 
ministrator of the estate of Albert M. Meigs, for over pay- 
ment of the legacy and succession tax on said estate, said 
amount having been allowed by the probate court for Mer- 
rimack county as a refund. The governor is hereby author- 
ized to draw his warrant for said sum out of any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 225. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF BOYD E. MERCER. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of one hundred five dollars and seventy-five 
cents ($105.75) be allowed and paid to Boyd E. Mercer for 
damages arising out of an accident to his motor cycle, while 
in the performance of his duty on the Daniel Webster high- 
way in Laconia, New Hampshire, on August 7, 1930. Said 
sum shall be a charge upon the general funds of the motor 
vehicle department. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 226. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE FILLING OF A CHANNEL OF 
THE PISCATAQUA RIVER IN PORTSMOUTH. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hou^e of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
That the city of Portsmouth and the Boston and Maine 
Railroad are hereby authorized and empowered to fill a section 



254 Chapters 227, 228 [1931 

of the channel of the Piscataqua river leading to the North 
Mill pond, so called, between the mainland and Noble's Island 
in the city of Portsmouth, such fill to be solid and of sufficient 
width and height to safely and conveniently carry the public 
way in said city known as Market street and the main line 
tracks, Portland Eastern Division, of said railroad, between 
the mainland and Noble's Island. The city may contract with 
the railroad to have all the filling done by the railroad, or 
each party may perform such part of the work as its interests 
require. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 227. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE STEELE'S 

HILL ROAD LEADING FROM THE BAY MEETINGHOUSE TO THE 

MEREDITH LINE, IN THE TOWN OF SANBORNTON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the 
year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby are 
appropriated on condition that the town of Sanbornton ap- 
propriates five hundred dollars ($500) for each of the two 
years, for the improvement of the Steele's Hill road, so called, 
leading from the Bay meetinghouse to the Meredith Kne, in 
the town of Sanbornton. Said sums appropriated by the state 
and by the town shall be expended under the direction of the 
highway commissioner, and the sums appropriated by the 
state shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 228. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MAIN ROAD 

FROM BARRINGTON DEPOT BY WAY OF GONIC TO ROCHESTER, 

IN THE TOWN OF BARRINGTON. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hou^e of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
THAT the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the year 



1931] Chapter 229 255 

1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby are ap- 
propriated for the permanent construction and improvement 
of the main road in the town of Barrington leading from Har- 
rington Depot to Rochester by way of Gonic, provided that the 
town of Barrington appropriates the sum of one thousand 
dollars ($1,000) for each of said two years. The sums ap- 
propriated by the state and town shall be expended under the 
direction of the highway commissioner, and the sums appro- 
priated by the state shall be a charge upon the highway 
funds. 

[Approved April 15, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 229. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE HIGHWAY 

FROM LOUDON VILLAGE OVER THE OLD STAGE MAIL LINE 

TO KELLEY'S CORNER IN GILMANTON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of eighteen hundred dollars ($1,800) for the 
year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby are 
appropriated for the improvement of the highway in Loudon 
leading from Loudon Village over the old stagecoach mail 
line to the Gilmanton town line, whence it continues to Kelley's 
Corner in the town of Gilmanton, provided that the town of 
Loudon appropriates for the same purpose the sum of nine 
hundred dollars ($900) for each of the said two years. The 
said sums appropriated by the state and by the town shall be 
expended under the direction of the highway commissioner, 
and the sums appropriated by the state shall be a charge upon 
the highway funds. 

[Approved April 21, 1931.] 



256 Chapters 230, 231 [1931 

CHAPTER 230. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL FACILITIES AT 
THE STATE HOSPITAL. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of twenty-six thousand dollars ($26,000) 
be and the same is hereby appropriated for additional 
facilities at the state hospital, as follows : To provide furniture 
for the Tobey building, the sum of seven thousand dollars 
($7,000) ; to provide new equipment for the kitchen and 
bakery of the Walker building for the service of the Tobey 
building, the sum of four thousand five hundred dollars 
($4,500) ; to provide new and additional laundry equipment, 
the sum of twelve thousand two hundred dollars ($12,200) ; 
for soundproofing one ward in the Brown building, the sum 
of two thousand three hundred dollars ($2,300) . The gover- 
nor is hereby authorized to draw his warrants for said sums 
on any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 21, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 231. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE RECONDITIONING OF A FARM TO 
MARKET HIGHWAY IN THE TOWN OF HARRINGTON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of thirty-five hundred dollars ($3,500) be 
and hereby is appropriated for each of the years 1931 and 
1932 to assist in reconditioning that portion of the highway 
leading from the state central highway at the Hale Place, so 
called, in the town of Barrington, to the Rochester town line, 
provided the town of Barrington appropriates the sum of 
fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) for each of the two years. 
Said sums appropriated by the state and by the town shall be 
expended under the direction of the highway commissioner 
and the sums appropriated by the state shall be a charge upon 
the highway funds. 

[Approved April 22, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 232, 233, 234 257 

CHAPTER 232. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF GEORGE F. CHAMBERLAIN, OF 
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in. 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of four hundred and forty dollars ($440) be 
allowed George F. Chamberlain of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, for 
damages to his automobile which was in collision with a truck 
operated by the state highway department on October 30, 
1928, in the town of Warren; and the sum appropriated shall 
be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved April 22, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 233. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SOLDIERS 

HOME. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

THAT the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) is hereby 
appropriated to make repairs and improvements on the heat- 
ing system at the soldiers' home, and the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. The 
amount so appropriated shall be immediately available to be 
expended under the direction of the board of managers of the 
soldiers' home. 

[Approved April 23, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 234. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF A FARM TO MAR- 
KET ROAD IN THE TOWN OF LYNDEBOROUGH. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of not exceeding six thousand dollars 
($6,000) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1932, be and 



258 Chapter 235 [1931 

hereby is appropriated for the improvement of a farm to 
market road in the town of Lyndeborough from district num- 
ber six to the Milford town hne, whence it continues to East 
Wilton, provided that only so much of said sum shall be ex- 
pended by the state as is equal to twice the total allotted to 
the same purpose in the same year by the town of Lynde- 
borough and voluntary private contributors. Said sums ap- 
propriated by the state and allotted by the town and con- 
tributed by private persons shall be expended under 
the direction of the highway commissioner, and the sum ap- 
propriated by the state shall be a charge upon the highway 
funds. 

[Approved April 23, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 235. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE STATE ROAD 

LEADING FROM NOTTINGHAM LINE TO NEWMARKET 

LINE IN THE TOWN OF LEE. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
THAT the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) for the year 
1932 be and hereby is appropriated for the improvement of 
the stage road in the town of Lee, leading from Nottingham 
line to the Newmarket line, provided that the town of Lee ap- 
propriates for the same purpose the sum of two thousand dol- 
lars ($2,000) for the said year. The said sums appropriated 
by the state and by the town shall be expended under the 
direction of the highway commissioner, and the sum appro- 
priated by the state shall be a charge upon the highway 
funds. 

[Approved April 29, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 236, 237, 238 259 

CHAPTER 236. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF MRS. JOSEPH H. CURRAN, MRS. 
ABIJAH H. BAR^RETT, SR. AND MRS. GEORGE W. WILDER. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the state treasurer be directed to pay severally to 
Mrs. Joseph H. Curran, widow of Joseph H. Curran late of 
Manchester, Mrs. Abijah H. Barrett, widow of Abijah H. 
Barrett, Sr. late of Keene, and Mrs. George W. Wilder, widow 
of George W. Wilder late of Rindge, the full salaries due said 
decedents as members of the house of representatives. 

[Approved April 29, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 237. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF MRS. AMEDEE COTE. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the state treasurer be directed to pay to Mrs. Amedee 
Cote, widow of Amedee Cote late of Somersworth, the full 
salary due to said decedent as a member of the house of rep- 
resentatives. 

[Approved April 29, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 238. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF MRS. IRENEE L. RAVENELLE. 

Resolved by the Senate (Did House of Representatives iu 
General Court convened : 

That the state treasurer be directed to pay to Mrs. Irenee 
L. Ravenelle, widow of our late member, Irenee L. Ravenelle, 
of Nashua, the full salary due him as member of the house 
of representatives of 1931. 

[Approved May 1, 1931.] 



260 Chapters 239, 240, 241 [1931 

CHAPTER 239. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF MRS. DORA M. FREESE. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the state treasurer be directed to pay to Mrs. Dora 
M. Freese, widow of Courtland F. H. Freese, late of Pittsfield, 
the full salary due to said decedent as member of the senate. 

[Approved May 5, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 240. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE ROAD FROM 

RICKER CORNER TO THE FARMINGTON LINE IN THE 

TOWN OF NEW DURHAM. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the year 
1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby are ap- 
propriated on condition that the town of New Durham appro- 
priates one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each of the two 
years for the improvement of the road from Ricker Comer to 
the Farmington line, or Old Bay road, so called, in the town 
of New Durham. The said sums appropriated by the state 
and by the town shall be expended under the direction of the 
highway commissioner and the sums appropriated by the state 
shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved May 5, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 241. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE CHERRY 
MOUNTAIN AND RIVER ROAD, IN THE TOWN OF JEFFERSON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of thirty-eight hundred dollars ($3,800) for 
the year 1931 and a like sum for the year 1932 be and hereby 
are appropriated for the permanent construction and improve- 



1931] Chapter 242 261 

ment of the road in the town of Jefferson, known as Cherry 
Mountain and River road leading from Carroll town line to 
the Gorham Hill road, so called, near Bowman's, provided that 
said town of Jefferson appropriates a like sum for each of said 
two years. The sums appropriated by the state and by the 
town shall be expended under the direction of the highway 
commissioner and the sums appropriated by the state shall be 
a charge upon the highway funds. 
[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 242. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF A BREAKWATER AT HAMPTON 
BEACH. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) be and 
the same is hereby appropriated for the construction of one 
or more breakwaters to protect those parts of the Ocean Boule- 
vard in the town of Hampton lying between the Coast Guard 
Station and Haverhill street as may be determined by the 
highway commissioner on condition that the town of Hamp- 
ton quitclaims to the state of New Hampshire all the right, 
title and interest of said town in and to the land lying between 
the constructed Ocean Boulevard and the ocean from the 
Coast Guard Station in said town south to the north side of 
Great Boar's Head, so called, and from the south side of Great 
Boar's Head south to Haverhill street. It shall be a condi- 
tion of said transfer that the state shall hold the land con- 
veyed for public purposes forever and allow no concessions to 
be granted to private persons on said land, nor any buildings 
or other structures to be erected or maintained thereon except 
such as may be erected by the state for public purposes and 
except that said town of Hampton may maintain for public 
uses, a band stand, comfort station, chamber of commerce 
building or similar structures, the present parking spaces and 
playgrounds, and erect sidewalks at the town's expense be- 
tween the traveled part of the highway or boulevard and the 
ocean, provided the construction of sidewalks from time to 



262 Chapter 243 [1931 

time have the approval of the highway commissioner, and pro- 
vided, further, that such band stand, comfort station, chamber 
of commerce building or similar structures, parking spaces, 
playgrounds and sidewalks shall at all times be properly super- 
vised and maintained by the said town and shall in no way 
interfere with or encroach upon the traveled part of any 
highway or boulevard now existing or later constructed, and 
provided, that the parking of vehicles along the Ocean Boule- 
vard throughout the town of Hampton shall be regulated and 
policed by the town. Said appropriation shall be expended 
by the highway commissioner subject to the approval of the 
governor and council as to both the making and the execu- 
tion of the plans, and said sum shall be a charge upon the high- 
way funds. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 243. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO LACONIA STATE SCHOOL. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of twenty-three thousand dollars ($23,000) 
be and the same is hereby appropriated for the special ex- 
penses of Laconia State School for the year 1931-1932 as fol- 
lows: Coal conveyors, the construction of a side track and 
coal sheds, $13,000; repairs and additions to sewage disposal 
plant and completion of piggery, $10,000; said sums to be ex- 
pended under the direction of the governor and council, and 
the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for 
said sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 244, 245, 246 263 

CHAPTER 244. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ARTHUR F. STURTEVANT. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene7'al Court convened : 

That the sum of six hundred dollars ($600) be allowed and 
paid to Arthur F. Sturtevant of Concord for damages to his 
automobile and other expenses arising out of a collison with 
a large boulder in the Central trunk line highway in the town 
of Newbury on April 24, 1927, and said sum shall be a charge 
upon the highway funds. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 245. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF WALLACE FENDALL. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Ge7icral Court co7ivened : 

THAT the sum of fifty dollars ($50) be and the same is 
hereby appropriated in favor of Wallace Fendall to be paid to 
reimburse him for expenses and losses sustained by him as 
a result of his automobile being run into by a truck belonging 
to the state Industrial School on January 16, 1926, in the city 
of Manchester, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrant for the same out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 246. 

JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A COMMISSION TO PROVIDE FOR 

REPRESENTATION OF TPIE STATE AT THE CENTURY OF . 

PROGRESS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, is authorized to appoint a commission of five members, 
one of whom shall be named as chairman and one as secretary, 



264 Chapter 247 [1931 

to arrange for representation of the state at the Century of 
Progress (the World's Fair centennial celebration) to be held 
at Chicago, Illinois, in 1933. The members of the commission 
shall serve without pay. They are authorized to receive 
voluntary contributions for their expenses and for paying the 
charges of New Hampshire representation at the said fair, 
and shall pay such contributions into the custody of the state 
treasurer, who shall keep them as a special fund and disburse 
them upon orders signed by a majority of the commission, 
with the approval of the governor and council. 
[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 247. 



JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE SESQUICENTENNIAL OF 
THE BIRTH OF DANIEL WEBSTER. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That on January 18, 1932, or some other date to be desig- 
nated by the governor, the state of New Hampshire shall fit- 
tingly honor the memory of its native son, Daniel Webster, by 
observing with due ceremony the one hundred and fiftieth an- 
niversary of the birth of our nation's greatest statesman and 
preserver of the Union of the United States; that the gover- 
nor, with the advice of the council, is hereby authorized to 
appoint a commission, not to exceed five members, who shall 
serve without pay, to make arrangements for the fitting com- 
memoration of this event; that the governor, with the advice 
of the council, shall appoint one or more members of the com- 
mission to represent New Hampshire at any official observance 
of the sesquicentennial celebration of Daniel Webster's birth 
that may be held in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 248, 249 265 

CHAPTER 248. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF COUNTY AFFAIRS. 

Whereas it appears that the present laws relating to the 
expenditures and accounting of county funds are inconsistent 
with present day business methods; now therefore, be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the governor, with the advice and consent of the coun- 
cil, is hereby authorized and directed to appoint five compe- 
tent persons to constitute a commission for study and analysis 
of existing laws relating to the general subject of county ex- 
penditures and a uniform system of accounting, which shall 
report to the next legislature its findings and recommenda- 
tions as to the expediency of revising or amending the existing 
laws relating to county government or any part thereof, in- 
cluding settlement of paupers, together with draft of any bills 
whose enactment it may recommend. Such commission shall, 
so far as practicable, be so composed as to give due repre- 
sentation to the different sections of the state. The members 
of such commission shall serve without compensation, but 
shall be reimbursed for their actual expenses. The commis- 
sion shall have power to summon witnesses, who shall appear 
and testify under oath, the production of papers and the filing 
of reports and to employ any necessary legal, clerical and 
stenographic assistants, the accounts therefor to be approved 
by the governor and council. A sum not to exceed fifteen 
hundred dollars is hereby appropriated to carry into effect the 
provisions hereof, and the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant therefor out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 249. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF GUY S. NEAL AND OTHERS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
That Guy S. Neal, sergeant-at-arms and Raymond B. Lake- 
man, sergeant-at-arms be allowed the sum of $472.50 each; 



266 Chapter 249 [1931 

that Clinton K. Barton, custodian, be allowed the sum of $416 ; 
that Arthur A. Tilton, Harvey E. Stowe, W. B. Plummer, 
David O'Shan, William W. Allen, doorkeepers, be allowed the 
sum of $416 each; that George A. Simpson, warden, be allowed 
the sum of $416; that Ross P. Sanborn, assistant warden, be 
allowed the sum of $416; that Charles A. Cloutman, EH Lang- 
lois, Walt M. Goodale, George H. Gross, Wallace S. Thompson, 
Edward L. Bacon, William J. King, messengers, be allowed 
the sum of $416 each; that W. Robert Harris, Harry G. 
Parshley, Charles C. Sargent, Herbert V. Johnson, Arthur M. 
Clark, pages, be allowed the sum of $260 each; that Percy S. 
Congdon, speaker's page, be allowed the sum of $315; that 
Harrie M. Young and Benjamin F. Greer, clerk of the house 
and senate, respectively, be allowed the sum of $300 each; 
that Cyril J. Fretwell and Frank M. Ayer, assistant clerk of 
the house and senate, respectively, be allowed the sum of $300 
that Helen M. Young, stenographer, be allowed the sum of 
$416; that Alice V. Flanders, house stenographei", be allowed 
the sum of $832; that Bessie A. Callaghan, senate stenog- 
rapher, be allowed the sum of $832; that Marion C. Colby, 
stenographer, be allowed the sum of $624; that Frances C. 
Barnard, stenographer, be allowed the sum of $624; that 
Evelyn S. Conway, stenographer, be allowed the sum of $624 ; 
that Ruth Cotton, stenographer, be allowed the sum of $520; 
that Helen M. Young, stenographer, be allowed the sum of 
$572 ; that Marion G. Alexander be allowed the sum of $250 ; 
that Ula M. Blake be allowed the sum of $11 ; that the state 
house department be allowed the sum of $945 ; that the Union- 
Leader Publishing Company be allowed the sum of $457.78; 
that the Monitor-Patriot Company be allowed the sum of 
$154.82 ; that the Laconia Evening Citizen be allowed the sum 
of $2; that the Foster Daily Democrat be allowed the sum of 
$6; that the Nashua Telegraph be allowed the sum of $3.80; 
that Bektash Temple A. A. 0. N. M. S. be allowed the sum of 
$85; that the Concord Chamber of Commerce be allowed the 
sum of $20 ; that the American Legion be allowed the sum of 
$100; that the Evans Printing Co. be allowed the sum of 
$772.50; for deficit in legislative appropriation for the year 
ending June 30, 1931, the sum of $16,398.79. 
The governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for 



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the above sums out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 250. 



NAMES CHANGED 



From January, 1929, to January, 1931, the registers of pro- 
bate returned to the secretary of state the following changes 
of names made by the probate court : 

Rockingham County — Florence H. Leyden to Florence 
Boardman Hill; Frank Carroll to Frank Carroll Heselton; 
Carolyne Lois Trueman to Carolyne Lois Procter; Joyce 
Shockley Martin to Joyce Shockley Martin Peterson; Robert 
Ellsworth Lewis to Robert Ellsworth Bradley; Doris E. Gray 
to Doris E. Brown; Louise M. Churchill to Louise M, Task; 
Edna Mary Burke to Edna Mary Ames; Jean Warburton to 
Jean O'Brien; Alice Marie Taylor to Alice Marie Colliston; 
Annie M. Page to Anna M. Page; Esther Lillian Dockham to 
Esther Lillian Locke; Frederick Durand King to Charles 
Frederick Moberly Brine; Mildred Ada Johnson to Florence 
Mildred Moberly Brine; Kissag Arslanian to George Ashland; 
Clara May Dockham to Jean Louise Hutchins; Mary Luetta 
Carlisle to Mary Luetta Nutting; Margaret Rand to Margaret 
Gatchell; Russell Walton to Russell Simpson; Mildied E. 
Letalien to Mildred E. Corson; Alexander Emerson to Emer- 
son Alexander Gilmore; Helen Olive Meserve to Rita Theresa 
Tetreault; Rena May Lang to Rena Mae Bartlett; 
Barbara Lang to Barbara Lang Bartlett; Vivian Diener 
to Jeremy Howard; Bernard Ingraham to Bernard Edward 
Whidden; Elizabeth B- Clark to EHzabeth B. Webster; Vivian 
Leslie Storer to Leslie Vivian Schneider; Rose Mary Storer 
to Rose Mary Schneider; Stanley M. Dinkowski to Stanley M, 
Thompson; James W. Merchant to James Jacob Purington; 
Ruth Evelyn Allen to Ruth Evelyn Moore; Joseph Senneville 
to Wilfred John Brisebois ; Ruth Messer Houle to Ruth Messer 
Ladd; Robert Foote to Edward Joseph Cleveland; Annette 
Ikan to Marilyn Annette Prolman; Barbara Alice Paulding to 
Barbara Alice Stevens ; Francis Raleigh Grelish to Francis 



268 Chapter 250 [1931 

Raleigh Copeland; Anita Bassett to Anita Hurst; Pearl 
Evelyn Bassett to Pearl Evelyn Hurst. 

StrafTord County — Arthur Michel Grondin to Ernest Michel 
Grondin; Simeon Max Krinsky to Simeon Kinsley; Libbera- 
tore Colnalcante to Albert Mitchell; Robert Hodgson to 
Robert Wendell Googins; Francis Woodrow Morrison to 
Charles Francis Morrison; Heinz Abraham to Heinz Brown; 
Leon Clifton Pike to Leon Clifton Howard; Agnes Christine 
Cilley to Agnes Christine Blaisdell; Ruth Lucinda Hodgdon to 
Ruth Lucinda Smiley. 

Belknap County — Philip Thomas Beauchesne to Philip 
Thomas Huckins (adpt.) ; Faye Elaine Evirs to Faye Elaine 
Wakefield (adpt.) ; Ernest W. A. Wescott to Ernest Harry 
Young (adpt.) ; Marie Anna Parent to Marie Anna Morin 
(adpt.) ; Edith Helen Whalen to Edith Helen Tibbetts; Joseph 
John Hampel Whalen to Joseph John Hampel Tibbetts; Helen 
Maurine Winter to Helen Maurine Forbes; Herbert A. Fifield 
to Herbert A. Heath (adpt.) ; Etta Louise Wilkins to Etta 
Louise Ellis (adpt.) ; George Turcotte to George Piatkiewicz 
(adpt.) John F. Garrigan to John F. Bennett (adpt.) ; Alan 
Beamish Taber to John Richard Tabor; Leonce A. Pilotte to 
Leonce Alphonse Paradis (adpt.) ; Miriam E. Maltais to 
Miriam Eugenie Tyler; Dorothy May to Dorothy May Young 
(adpt.) ; Donald Arthur Heath to Donald Arthur Heath 
(adpt.) ; Richard Baker to Richard Baker Downing; Kenneth 
Emerson to Lester Frank Potter (adpt.) ; Arnold E. Shirley 
to Arnold Shirley Goss (adpt.) ; Ellen F. Burroughs to Ellen 
F. Randell (adpt.). 

Carroll County — Evelyn Glidden to Evelyn Huff; Frederick 
Crowell to Leon Rodman Warren; Florence Arlene Thurston 
to Florence Arlene Frost; Gene Louise Philbrick to Gene 
Louise Ward; Robert M. Meserve to Robert Littlefield Glid- 
den; Gloria Constance McDonald to Gloria Constance Doyle; 
Cora E. Geary or Gerry to Cora E. Avery. 

Merrimack County — Marion Grace Eaton to Grace Eulila 
Shaw; Donald Milton LaForge to Gerardo Donald Grimaldi ; 

John Crawford Meagher to John Crawford Langlitz; 

Plastridge to Mary Boyd Crockett; Jeannette May Anderson 
to Jeannette May Clarke; Robert Barnard to James Gordon 
Kittredge; Louie Joseph LaPointe to Louie Joseph Bonette; 



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Alberta Guyett to Barbara Livingston Kittredge; Betty San- 
born to Janet Ruth Lorden; Walter Frederick Bailey to 
Graham Gordon; Marjorie Mae Burt to Marjorie Mae Gate; 
Barbara Gerald to Barbara May Ash; Dorothy Fernald to 
Dorothy Elaine Hall ; Sylvia Alice Freeman to Cora Meredith 
Schoolcraft; Irving Stanley Marshall to Irving Stanley Cross; 
Eugene Everett Carroll to Leonard Alfred Stockwell; William 
King Carroll to William King Stockwell; John Gordon Chase 
to John Gordon; Francis Eugene Parshley to Francis Eugene 
Johnson; Barbara Anna Adams to Barbara Anna Field; Gor- 
don Eugene Champion to Gordon Eugene Aiken; Edward 
Chase to Edward Wesley Heath; Edward Foisie to Edward 
Jones; Elva Noreen Smith to Joy Smith Harlow; Philip Allen 
Lowell to John Knowlton Beede; Florence Dupuis to 
Margaret Louise King; Winnie Marguerite Whitcomb to 
Winnie Marguerite Whitcomb Emerson; Barbara MacNaught 
to Jane Porter; Roland Noel Gelinas to Joseph Menard Roland 
Plante; Kenneth Wright to Harry Dayton Manning; Anna 
A. Wells to Anna A Sargent ; Richard Alfred Gould to Richard 
Alfred Heath; Beverly Van Neel to Janet Mclnnis; Willis 
Manley Peters to Willis Manley Spaulding; Roberta Goddard 
to Natalie Ann Clough; Geraldine Bean to Priscilla Jane 
Worthen; Kathleen R. Leemon to Kathleen R. Jordan; Richard 
Lincoln Burns to Richard Lee Mitchell ; Elizabeth Ann Cham- 
bers to Lucy Newton Metcalf; Bernice May Hall to Bernice 
May Roberts; Roderick Hughes to Roderick Hughes Bare; 
Eric Oberstebrink to Eric Ober ; Emilie Oberstebrink to Emily 
Ober ; Hildegarde Oberstebrink to Hilda Ober ; Omega Frances 
Connor to Frances Belane Connor; Daniel George Hannington 
to Daniel Harrington; Carl D. Peverly to George D. Peverly; 
Aris Elizabeth Saltmarsh to Aris Elizabeth Davenport ; Waldo 
A. Clement to Waldo A. Johnson; Celia B. Lemay to Celia B. 
Hayward; Arabelle M. Jewell to Arabelle M. Bailey; 
Christiana M. Shaw to Christiana M. Heartz; Royal A. Mc- 
Clary to Royal A. Ford; Charles W. Nelson, Jr. to Charles 
Brown Nelson; Ernest Elkins to Ernest Elkins Green; Leo J. 
Lambert to Noie Minnon. 

Hillsborough County — Susie Ellen Whitney to Susie Ellen 
Pelletier; John Rzeznikiewicz to John Ross; Philip Belavsky 
to Philip Belasco ; Edna M- Burpee to Edna M. Basha ; Blanche 



270 Chapter 250 [1931 

Eva Wilber to Betty Eva Wilber; Anna M. Gillan Bammann 
to Anna M. Gillan; Gordon Lee McLaughlin to Gordon Lee 
Conrey; Margaret Hope McLaughlin to Margaret Hope Con- 
rey; Jessie S. Wentworth to Jessie S. Gilbert; Grosvenor 
Wendall Parker to Grosvenor Wendall Rice; Elise Ingalls 
(Gage) Norwood to Elise Ingalls Gage; Andrew John Wazniak 
to Andrew John Wayson; Irene A. (Pontbriand) O'Connell 
to Irene A. Pontbriand; Therese Cote to Therese Lamarche; 
Guy Charlie Demerse to Guy C. Miller; Holman Frank Blake, 
Jr. to John William Blake; Adam Valentine Ziemba to Joseph 
Valentine Adams; Mercedes Park to Mercedes McCormick 
Lacock; Lawrence Frederick Brown to Lawrence Frederick 
Reed; John Niziankowicz to John Janko; Elizabeth F. Rush- 
ton to Elizabeth Wagner; Beatrice Steuart to Beatrice 
Weightman; Theresa Francisca Prive to Frances Theresa 
Markey; Edward Joseph Kowalewski to Edward Joseph Rich- 
ards; Cornelious Winter to John C. Reed; Janet Hodge to 
Janet Rae; Joseph Alfred Houle to Fred J. Hall; Sadie May 
Fisher to Sadie Reed; Maude Webster Adams to Maude 
Beatrice Webster; Henri Noel Laganiere to Henry Paris; 
Stanley A. Borciak to Stanley A. Marshall; Alphonsine 
Dionne to Alphonsine Larochelle; Barbara Frances Flynn to 
Barbara Frances Calvert; Jean Frances Flynn to Jean 
Frances Calvert; William James Flynn to William James Cal- 
vert; and the following through adoption: Gloria Mitchell to 
Gloria Bellisle; AHce Bailey to Alice Triggs; Winslow Parker 
to Winslow Parker Triggs; Irene Guillot to Irene Marie 
Thibault; John Joseph McRell to Joseph Joseph Turcotte; 
Clarence McGinnis to Clarence Doherty; Romeo Jean Gagne 
to Robert Eugene Hitchcock; lona Nereen Masters to lona 
Nereen Warburton; Speridon Samalis to Speridon Docos; 
Evelyn Gelinas to Evelyn Olivette Theberge; Arthur Gerald 
Venne to Paul Joseph Bergeron ; Edithe Mary Parker to Doris 
Mary Labarre; Alexandros Economides to Alexandros C. 
Papagianis; Rolland Gendron to Rolland Wilfred Benjamin; 
George Keith to George Philip Gosselin; Eva Louise Bishop 
to Eva Louise Currie; Nelly Emma Blood to Natalie Blood; 
Ernest Humphrey to Rogert R. Roy; Mary Bolleyn to Mary 
Van DeVelde ; Marion Edna Beauvais to Marion Edna Heiden ; 
Daniel Blanchette to James Daniel Patten; Mary Barbara 



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Thibodeau to Rita Michaud; Earl K. Jackman to Edward 
Blanchard Batchelder ; Andrew Lachance to Robert McCarthy ; 
James Stovish to James Grealish ; Geraldine Mary Devine to 
Geraldine Mary Jordan ; Henry Lesniak to Hector Henry 
Prevost; Tanno E. Hill to Tanno E. Johnson; Alice Heselton 
to Alice Sullivan; Beatrice Lavoie to Beatrice Desclos; Gloria 
McNeil to Gloria Eklund ; Richard Leo Guillemette to Richard 

Leo Toussaint ; Anderson to John Bernard Whitte- 

more ; David Paul Lovett to David Paul Johnson ; Jeanne d'Arc 
Raymond to Jeanne d'Arc Francoeur; Robert Sanford Knight 
to Robert Sanford Brown; Patricia Cass to Patricia White; 
Lois Taintor to Lois Ross; Catherine Louise Scott to Velma 
Catherine Newton ; Richard Piper to Archie Donald Holloway ; 
Phyllis Mary Cote to Rita Mary Michaud; Phyllis Miller to 
PhylHs Belle Carswell; Eileen Paquin to Mary Alberta 
Yvonne Savard; Howard McAlister to Howard Guy Watkins; 
Francis Albert Pelletier to Rosaire Beaulieu; Raymond Rus- 
sell Unwin to Raymond Russell Blood; Mary Smith to Mary 
O'Hare; Alice Nadeau to Alice Fournier; Dora Foisie to 
Shirley Barbara Lawrence; Joseph Herbert Riley to Joseph 
Herbert Robinson; Paul Wayne Smith to Paul Wayne Keyser; 
Anthony Tomaselli to Melvin Robert Sibulkin ; John Crawford 
to John Crawford Hayes; Mary Theresa Joan Anctil to Mary 
Theresa Joan Carriere; James Frederick Towne to James 
Frederick Whitney; Harry H. Wheelock to Robert Albin 
Anderson- 
Cheshire County — Jeanette Mildred Richards to Jeanette 
Mildred Derby ; Emilia Anttila to Dorothy Emilia Grube ; Lilian 
Ruth Blair to Lilian Ruth Blair Sweeney; Barbara Jane 
(Davis?) to Barbara Jane Pike; Grace S. Beek to Grace S. 
Green ; James Burnham McMaster to James Burnham Robbins ; 
Marion Margaret Scott to Marion Margaret Mundell ; Caroline 
Helen Hadley to Pauline Helen Hadley; Mildred A. Shea to 
Arlene Clarissa Greenwood; David Bernard Pitt to David 
Bernard O'Neil; Dorothy Mae McCann to Marion Mae Kins- 
man ; Elizabeth Kenyon to Barbara Jean Raynes ; Joseph 
Loiselle to Joseph Boulia ; Wallace Fisher to Wallace F. Angler ; 
Frances Ina Hill to Beverly Jane Luce ; David Leighton Liv- 
ingston to David Leighton Carpenter; Alice Swatzer to Rox- 
ana Louise Wyatt ; Richard L. Connor to Donald Earl Wyman ; 



272 Chapter 250 [1931 

Phyllis Arlene Brockway to Phyllis Arlene Duby; Lottie A. 
Lane to Charlotte A. Lane; Pearl Forcier to Theresa Pearl 
Pelletier; Mary Elizabeth Kiniry to Dorothy Ambler Welch; 
Joan Rosalie Adams to Joan Rosalie Stacy ; Madge A. Hunt to 
Madge Alberta Hastings; William J, Bergeron to Gordon 
Floyd Walker; Eleanor Walker to Eleanor Ellinwood. 

.Sullivan County — Betty M. Fogerty to Betty M. Young; 
Ruth Bruce to Ruth D. Delangis; Harry Bruce to Harry A. 
Delangis; Donald Bruce to Donald T. Delangis; Marion Lena 
Beckwith to Marion Beckwith Kibbie; Arnold Henry Beck- 
with to Arnold Beckwith Chapman; Alice Louise Tuttle to 
Marion Ruth Clark; Anna Theresa Kyne to Mary Theresa 
Richardson ; Ernest Roland Downing to Ernest Roland Sturte- 
vant; Donald Arthur Cross to Donald Arthur Scott; "Un- 
known Parentage" to June J. Economu; John Allen Rich to 
John Allen Walker; Richard Augustus Brown to Richard 
Collins Ruggles; Leona Annette Brown to Leona Annette 
Ruggles; Frank Wilbur Stevens to Marvin Burt Lindsay. 

Grafton County— Ralph Roy Avery to Ralph Roy Clifford; 
Dorothy Ella Buchanan to Dorothy Ella MacDonald; Louise 
M. Butler to Louise St. John Goodsell; Alfred E. Butler to 
Alfred Ira Goodsell; Arthur E. Butler to Charles Russell 
Goodsell; Elmer W. Butler to Elmer Butler Hassett; Marion 
M. Butler to Marion Butler Hassett; Susie Pearl Bugbee to 
Susie Pearl Tuxbury ; Arlene Millicent Cowles to Arlene Milli- 
cent Cowles Moody ; Irene May Canfield to Irene May Austin ; 
Alfred Napolin Collins to Alfred Martin Downing; Fi'ederick 
Crocker to Frederick Eastman; Nelson Cota to Nelson Mor- 
rison ; Hazel Crosby to Hazel Margaret Adams ; Vernon Stack- 
pole Davis to Vernon Davis Boyd; Dennis C. Fitzgerald to 
Dennis C. Shannon; Clara Holt to Clara Therese Goyette; 
Heber William Horam to Heber William Hull, 2nd; Lena 0. 
Johnson to Lena O'Connor Johnson; Madison Karl Knighton 
to Madison Karl Boemig; Mayo Kenneth Laware to Oliver 
Charles Bean, Jr.; Laurence A. LaLiberte to Laurence A. 
Myott, Jr.; Mary Slayton Nadeau to Mary Slayton; Shirley 
Fay Stevens to Shirley Stevens Estes ; Wanita Francis Seeley 
to Wanita Francis Henderson ; Joseph Harlin Tarbox to Harry 
Lewis Goodsell; Ruth Frances Whitney to Ruth Frances 



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Montsie; Frederick Watson to Frederick Farring1;on; Doris 
Washburn to Doris Arlene Martin. 

Coos County— Eva M. Paquet to Eva M. Hicks; Gladys 
Blasland Rich to Gladys Blasland; Charlotte Virginia Notvig 
to Charlotte Virginia Johnson; Katherine Ann Larsen to 
Katherine Ann Johnson; Arthur G. Minah to Arthur G. 
Girard; Irene Chevrier to Irene Frechette; Joseph George 
Henry Arsenault to Joseph George Henry Morrisette; Simon 
Droskin to Simon Davis; Madeline Lacasse to Madeline 
Keroack; Dorothy Downs to Dorothy Hanson; Nicholas W. 
Corbett to Nicholas W. Brosius; Richard Raymond McGoff 
to Stephen Curtis Hook; Neil Lyman Perry to Lyman Perry 
Sweatt ; Audrey Elizabeth Cole to Audrey Elizabeth Hilliard ; 
Bernard Strout to Bernard Glenn Cole; Robert Ronald Beck- 
with to Robert Russell Garneau; Delvina E. Colby to Delvina 
E. Melbury; William George Chadburn to William George 
Laperle; Pearle Josephine Beauchemin to Pearle Josephine 
Benoit; Ethel Elizabeth Anderson to Ethel Elizabeth Hamil- 
ton; Walter Harris Oleson to Walter Harris Johnson. 



From January, 1929, to January, 1931, the registers of pro- 
bate returned to the secretary of state the following changes 
of names made by the superior court in divorce proceedings: 

Rockingham County — Helen B. Pavey to Helen B. Conely; 
Elda E. Wallace to Elda E. Guyette ; Ruth E. McNeely to Ruth 
E. MacKinley; Arlene Downing to Arlene Richardson Ricker; 
Bernice A. Gonin to Bernice A. Hamblett; Muriel S. Andress 
to Muriel Snyder; Beatrice M. Carnes to Beatrice M. Tewks- 
bury; Anna H. Ryan to Anna Hollander; Exilie Demeres to 
Exilie Hamel; Bernice L. Morrill to Bernice L. Moore; 
Madeleine H. R. McLin to Madeleine H. R. Morgan; Bessie 
Donezan to Bessie Randall; Delia Chase to Delia Patmaude; 
Gertrude E. Robinson to Gertrude Elizabeth Ham; Pearl E. 
Pecunias to Pearl E, Wilcox ; Isabella Craig to Isabella Fuller ; 
Esther L. Jenkins to Esther L. Task; Nettie B. Jacobs to 
Nettie Beatrice Fletcher. 

Strafford County — Ida F. Kennedy to Ida F. Lough; Anna 
M. Boothby to Anna M. Beaudoin; Glenna A. Burleigh to 
Glenna A. Bryant; Gertrude E. Donovan to Gertrude Lang- 
maid; Isabelle L. Stevens to Isabella Ricard; Martha E. Heck- 



274 Chapter 250 [1931 

bert to Martha E. Fisher; Frances E. DeW. Sylvester to 
Frances E. DeWolfe; Ella E. Hester to Ella E. Brown; Irma 
Connell to Irma Grover; Althea Irene Connolly to Althea 
Irene Dame; Lucy Ann Kay to Lucy Ann O'Malley; Florence 
A. Boulanger to Florence A. Court ; Elva P. Remick to Elva P. 
Holland. 

Belknap County — Mary E. Durgin to Mary E. Igel; Lada B. 
Menard to Lada Brown; Rintha M. Pettigrew to Rintha M. 
Bryant; Esther S. Wiswell to Esther Stickle. 

Carroll County — Leone E. Phinney to Leone Elfreda Thurs- 
ton ; Marie E. Smith to Marie Elizabeth Brantley. 

Merrimack County — Hazel B. Folsom to Hazel B. Cilley; 
Maud T. Bennett to Maud Towle ; Irene Hayes Grant to Irene 
Wildred Hayes; Ella Heath Fagan to Ella Mavilla Heath; 
Beatrice Harriman Brown to Beatrice Mae Harriman; 
Lottie Pero to Lottie Cross; Gertrude E. Gilman to Gertrude 
Clark; Cora May Manning to Cora May Parshley; Elizabeth 
Morse Filspatore to Elizabeth Noble Morse; Lois J. Hamlin 
to Lois J. Keddie; Nanni J. Sullivan to Nanni J. Peterson; 
Gladys J. Haggerty to Gladys Moses; Elizabeth Hope Small 
to Elizabeth Hope Blood. 

Hillsborough County — Glenna Wares to Glenna Keirstead; 
Florette Delorme Class to Alice Florette Delorme; Mildred F. 
Cornell to Mildred F, Bent; Aimee Dora Dion to Aimee Dora 
Gagnon; Erma L. Greenwood to Erma L. Baker; Susie E. 
Knight to Susie Emma Annis; Corine Martin to Corine Cote; 
Doris Yeatter to Doris Tarr; Ruby I. Goodwin to Ruby I. 
Twiss; Blanche E. Piper to Blanche E. Thompson; Eva Kat- 
salis to Eva Boisvert; Lena Christidis also known as Helena 
Christidis to Lena Sturtevant; Lydia Soule to Lydia Buch; 
Florence Turrekens Terwoert to Florence Turrekens; Lily F. 
Tucker to Lily F. Stone; Laura E. Laschkowsky to Laura E. 
Nichols; Margaret Gallagher to Margaret E. Stickler; Irene 
K. Yates to Irene Foster; Rose Granz Schloth to Rose Granz; 
Anna I. Barry to Anna I. Dennis; Bernadette Katz to Berna- 
dette Desbiens; Alma M. Meloon to Alma M. Rainville; Grace 
A. Massie to Grace A. Smith; Hazel W. Strong to Hazel B. 
Wilson; Eliza Franklyn Canning to Eliza Franklyn Tarrant; 
Mary Durkee to Mary Totten; Mary H. Hickman to Mary 
Elizabeth Harris; Helena K. Hickey to Helena Marguerite 



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Kenney; Dorothy M. Cesarini to Dorothy M. Eaton; Jennie 
M. Somers to Jennie M. Docks; AHce Lawrence to Ahce Lus- 
sier; Frances Slayback to Frances Thomas; Christina Athas 
to Christina Lafazanis ; JuHa A. George to Juha A. Tkacz ; Ida 
D. Breault to Ida Paris ; Jennie W. George to Jennie W. Beal ; 
Gertrude Richmond to Gertrude Sibulkin; Valerie Moreau to 
Valerie Marcoux; Helen M. Durgin to Hellen Mollor; Myrtle B. 
Mayhew to Myrtle B. Nichols; Lena M. Hill to Lena M. Card; 
Mary Kenyon to Mary Fitzgerald; Grayce Brown Giles to 
Grayce Brown; Lena Gallagher to Lena Dolly Rainville; Cora 
A. Healey to Cora A. Corning ; Ruth Fournier to Ruth Mason ; 
Anna S. Lufkin to Anna S. Center; Bernice I. Chase to 
Bernice I. Williams; Ruth Allys Glines Bruce to Ruth Allys 
Glines; Arlene H. Bancroft to Arlene H. Proctor; Dorothy M. 
Robinson to Dorothy M. Desotell ; Bernice F. Burton to Bernice 
F. Lintott ; Tania Roberts to Tania Daniel ; Eva Lillian Murray 
to Eva Lillian Cochran. 

Cheshire County — Edythe D. Brockway to Edythe D. Mar- 
tin; Marion D. Wallace to Marion Stella Dickerman; Bessie 
Trask to Bessie Green ; Lila M. Stone to Lila M. Brooks ; Ella 
LaPointe to Ella Hatch; Elizabeth Isabelle to Elizabeth 
Beaudoin; Florence Edna Sullivan to Florence Edna Dewitt; 
Eleanor M. White to Eleanor Morris. 

Sullivan County — Luluma E. Lapoint to Luluma E. Cush- 
mon ; Myrtie Julia McCormick to Myrtie Julia LaFrance ; Celia 
Anna Greenlaw to Celia Anna Johnson ; Thelma E. Johnson to 
Thelma E. Negus; Mary E. Kebrich to Mary Evangeline 
Daigle; Dora S. Lesperance to Dora S. Brooks; Ethel M. Per- 
kins to Ethel May Bean; Helen L. Townsend to Helen L. 
Jacobs; Emily C. Parker to Emily C. Collier; Vera Hastings 
to Vera Thomas ; Nora M. McGrane to Nora Mary Chambers ; 
Fanniebelle Fowler to Fanniebelle Wilmarth ; Jennie F. Atkins 
to Jennie F. Clarke; Irene S. Murray to Irene S. Simmons; 
Annie E. Hoyt to Annie E. Lees. 

Grafton County — Gladys V. Sanborn to Gladys V. Ingram; 
Mae L. Lester to May Lillian Lussier; Dora Caplan to Dora 
Rolstein; Dora Fecteau to Dora Lalonde; Betsey Burleigh 
Stevens to Betsey Burleigh ; Mary Etta Phillips to Mary Etta 
Johnson ; Lulie M. Fenoff to Lulie M. Somers ; Mildred Kelley 
Ball to Mildred Evelyn Kelley; Ruth Grout to Ruth Aldrich; 



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Edna G. McLeod to Edna G. Mclntire; Anna F. Wright to 
Anna F. Champagne; Cristie Mae Shepard to Cristie Mae 
Lane ; Anna M. Grenier to Anna M. VanHousen ; Annabelle L. 
Goss to Annabelle L. Gardner; Eva D. Bishop to Eva D. 
Laramie; Nellie J. Stanley to Nellie J. Barnard; Elizabeth S. 
Burt to Elizabeth D. Spokesfield ; Mary H, VanCuren to Mary 
Harriman Curtis ; Flora B. Lanoix to Flora B. Berry ; Ethelyn 
Millicent Bebler to Ethelyn Millicent Gilchrist; Carribel 
Lampro to Carribel Streeter. 

Coos County — Nellie F. Giberson to Nellie Foster ; Nellie 
Ward to Nellie Woodward; Seraphine G. Straw to Seraphine 
Gray ; Mary A. Vallis to Mary Byrd ; Esther Paradis to Esther 
Robertson. 



PRIVATE ACTS 



CHAPTER 251. 

AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CONCORD. 

Section Section 

1. Board of public works. 3. Takes eflfect. 

2. Excavations in highways. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Board of Public Works. Section 32 of chapter 305 of 
the Laws of 1909, entitled "An Act to revise the charter of the 
city of Concord" is hereby amended, by striking out the sec- 
ond sentence and the third sentence thereof and substituting 
therefor the following: Said board shall employ an engineer, 
who shall perform the duties heretofore performed by the city 
engineer and the superintendent of streets, and shall have 
such title as said board shall determine, and said board shall 
also employ such other agents and employees as it may deem 
necessary for the proper execution of the details of the work 
under its charge, prescribe their duties, and fix their com- 
pensation and that of said engineer, and such engineer and 
other agents and employees shall act in all respects in ac- 
cordance with its plans and directions and may be removed bj 
it for any cause deemed by it sufficient ; and further amend by 
inserting the word buildings after the word "materials;" so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 32. 
The board of public works shall have the expenditure of all 
appropriations voted by the board of aldermen for any pur- 
pose specified in the preceding section, and all bills for ex- 
penditures for such purposes shall be approved by a majority 
of its members before being paid by the city treasurer. Said 
board shall employ an engineer, who shall perform the duties 
heretofore performed by the city engineer and the superin- 
tendent of streets, and shall have such title as said board shall 
determine, and said board shall also employ such other agents 
and employees as it may deem necessary for the proper execu- 
tion of the details of the work under its charge, prescribe their 



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duties, and fix their compensation and that of said engineer, 
and such engineer and other agents and employees shall act 
in all respects in accordance with its plans and directions and 
may be removed by it for any cause deemed by it sufficient. 
It shall have charge of all horses, vehicles, machinery, tools, 
materials, buildings and equipment owned by the city for the 
purposes of such work; may from time to time purchase all 
new equipment required for such purposes, and sell any dis- 
carded or surplus equipment; may make such regulations for 
its own government, and for the government of its sub- 
ordinates and of the property under its charge, as it may deem 
expedient ; and may, in its discretion, procure the performance 
of any work under its charge by contract, and for that purpose 
call for proposals and make and execute in the name and on 
behalf of the city a suitable contract therefor with the lowest 
responsible bidder, taking from him proper security for the 
performance of such contract; but no such contract shall call 
for the expenditure of a sum exceeding the amount appro- 
priated or available for such work. 

2. Excavations in Highways. Section 34 of said chapter 
305 is amended by striking out the words "the superintendent 
of streets or other" and substituting therefor the following: 
its; so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
Sect. 34. The board of public works shall also have exclusive 
jurisdiction, subject to the laws of the state and to such law- 
ful regulations in the premises as the board of aldermen may 
from time to time ordain for its guidance and for the public 
protection and convenience, to grant, deny and revoke per- 
mits and licenses for making excavations in, moving buildings 
along, or placing and maintaining poles, wires, pipes or other 
structures in, over or under the streets, highways or side- 
walks of the city, to fix the terms and conditions of such 
permits and licenses, to prescribe and change the locations 
and compel the repair or removal of such structures, and to 
exercise within the city all powers by law conferred on boards 
of mayor and aldermen or other municipal officers relative 
to the location, relocation and manner of construction of 
street-railway tracks. Authority to grant permits for excava- 
tions and other temporary obstructions, and to designate the 
particular portions of streets in which structures there 



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authorized shall be located, may be delegated by it to its 
officers or agents, under such limitations as it may prescribe. 
Whenever any street, highway or sidewalk in the city is ob- 
structed or occupied in any manner mentioned in this section 
without statutory authority or a permit or license from said 
board or its authorized agent, or in violation of the conditions 
of such permit or license or of its lawful orders, it may abate 
the offending obstruction or structure as a public nuisance. 

3. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage, and the action of the board of aldermen in 
combining the offices of city engineer and superintendent of 
streets as of January 1, 1931, is hereby ratified and approved, 
and all doings thereunder legalized. 

[Approved January 22, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 252. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ENLARGEMENT AND EXTENSION OF 

THE SYSTEM OF WATER-WORKS IN THE CITY OF CONCORD 

AND RATIFYING CERTAIN ACTS TO THAT END. 

Section i Section 

1. Extension into Pembroke. 4. Ratification. 

- 2. Acquisition of property. 5. Takes effect. 

3. Use of new source. [ 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Extension into Pembroke. The city of Concord, in the 
county of Merrimack, in addition to the powers conferred by 
chapter 69 of the Laws of 1871, authorizing said city to con- 
struct, manage, maintain and own suitable water-works, and 
chapter 175, of the Laws of 1881, authorizing an enlargement 
of said water-works and granting general powers in relation 
thereto, and chapter 261 of the Laws of 1891, authorizing the 
enlargement and extension of the said system of water-works, 
and chapter 180 of the Laws of 1895 in amendment thereof, 
is hereby further authorized to enter upon and appropriate 
any springs, streams, or ponds in the town of Pembroke in 
said county of Merrimack, not belonging to any aqueduct or 
water-works company, and within the following described ter- 



280 Chapter 252 [1931 

ritory, to wit, the water shed of the Soucook river lying north 
of the North Pembroke road, and to secure such streams, 
springs, and ponds, by conveyances, or otherwise, to dig or 
drive wells, dig ditches, make excavations and reservoirs 
through, over, in, and upon any land or inclosure through 
which it may be necessary for water to pass, to erect build- 
ings and install pumping and other machinery necessary for 
the collection, retention, storage, purifying, pumping and 
conducting said water, and in connection therewith, to place 
such pipes, other materials and other works as may be neces- 
sary for making the same effective. The said city is further 
authorized to take land for necessary ways from highways 
to its pipe lines and to carry its said pipe lines over, through 
or under the Soucook river. If it shall be necessary to enter 
upon and appropriate any springs, streams, ponds, or land for 
the purposes aforesaid, or to raise or lower the level of the 
same, and the said city shall not be able to agree with the 
owners thereof for damages which may be done by said city, 
or the owners shall be unknown, either party may apply to 
the superior court at the trial term thereof in the county of 
Merrimack to have the damages determined; and said court 
shall refer the same to the county commissioners for said 
county, who shall appoint a time and place of hearing, and give 
notice thereof in the same manner as now provided by law for 
laying out highways. Said commissioners shall make report 
to said court, and said court may issue execution therein ac- 
cordingly; but if either party shall desire it, upon application 
to said court before reference to said commissioners, they 
shall be entitled to trial by jury in such manner and under 
such regulations as the court may prescribe. 

2. Acquisition of Property. Said city is empowered to 
purchase, and, hold in fee simple or otherwise, real and per- 
sonal estate in the above described portion of said town of 
Pembroke ; and said city is authorized to enter upon and break 
ground, dig ditches, and make excavations in any street, place, 
square, passageway, or highway in said town of Pembroke, 
through which it may be necessary for the pipes and water- 
works of said city to pass, be, or exist, for the purpose of plac- 
ing pipes or other water-works and such material as may be 
deemed necessary for the construction of said water-works, 



1931] Chapter 252 281 

and to relay and repair the same, subject to such regulations 
in regard to the safety of the citizens and the security of 
public travel as may be prescribed by the selectmen of said 
town of Pembroke with reference to the portion of said works 
that may be located or situated in said town. 

3. Use of New Source. Said city is also authorized and 
empowered to use the water obtained by virtue of the provi- 
sions of this act for the purpose of supplying its citizens with 
water upon such terms and in accordance with the same 
powers that it now exercises with regard to water obtained 
from other sources of supply. 

4. Ratification. The acts of the city of Concord and its 
agents, the board of water commissioners, heretofore taken 
and performed in acquiring real estate in the town of Pem- 
broke and in the city of Concord, the acquirement of rights 
of way, laying of pipe lines, and all other acts heretofore taken 
or performed by the city of Concord or its agents in connec- 
tion with and the development of an additional source of 
water supply for the city of Concord in the town of Pembroke 
and all expenditures heretofore made by the said city of Con- 
cord in connection therewith are hereby ratified and confirmed, 
and from and after the passage of this act shall be as effective 
as the basis of bonded indebtedness of the city of Concord as 
if said city of Concord, at the time of the performance of 
said acts or the expenditure of said moneys, had possessed 
full and express authority therefor, and bonds may be issued 
as provided by law to raise funds to pay for the work author- 
ized or ratified by this act, and also to reimburse the city 
treasury for expenditures already made therefor. 

5. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved January 22, 1931.] 



282 Chapter 253 [1931 

CHAPTER 253. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF CONCORD TO ISSUE WATER- 
WORKS BONDS. 

Section | Section 

1. Authority to issue bonds. | 2. Takes efifect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Authority. The city of Concord is authorized to bor- 
row on the credit of the city for the purpose of acquiring 
land, rights of way and sources of an additional water supply 
and development of the same for water takers in the city of 
Concord, for the erection of buildings and the purchase, 
acquisition and installation of necessary pumps, electrical ap- 
paratus, machinery, and all other equipment essential or 
necessary for the pumping and purification of the additional 
water supply so developed, and for the construction of such 
pipe lines as may be necessary, all in connection with the ex- 
tension of its mains and system into the town of Pembroke 
and including in such borrowing the reimbursement of the 
city treasury for expenditures already made in connection 
therewith, the sum not to exceed two hundred thousand dollars 
($200,000), and to issue bonds of the city therefor, payable 
in annual payments so that the amount of the annual pay- 
ment in any year shall not be less than the amount of the 
principal payable in any subsequent year, and the first pay- 
ment shall be made not later than seven years after the date 
of the bonds, and the last payment shall be made not later 
than twenty years after the date of the bonds. Bonds issued 
hereunder shall, in all other respects, conform to the provi- 
sions of chapter 59 of the Public Laws. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved January 22, 1931.] 



1931] Chapter 254 283 

CHAPTER 254. 

AN ACT UNITING BRISTOL UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 2 
AND THE BRISTOL TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



Section 

1. Name. 

2. Powers. 

3. Authority to take property. 



Section 

4. Members of board. 

5. First meeting. 

6. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Name. The Bristol Union School District Number 2 
and the Bristol Town School District shall constitute a single 
school district to be called the School District of the town of 
Bristol. 

2. Powers. The school board of the consolidated district 
shall be the agents of the dissolved districts for the adminis- 
tration of any trust property, shall have all of the powers and 
perform all of the duties prescribed by law as to school dis- 
tricts, and, except as may be inconsistent herewith, shall be 
subject to the provisions of the statutes of New Hampshire 
relating to public schools. 

3. Authority to Take Property. The consolidated district 
shall be subject to all the liabilities and take over, own and 
control all of the buildings and other property which each 
of the districts hereby united shall have at the time this act 
becomes effective. 

4. Members of Board. The school board of the consoli- 
dated district shall consist of nine members for the first year, 
seven for the second year, six for the third year and five for 
the fourth and each succeeding year, and election shall be for 
a term of three years and until their several successors are 
elected and qualified ; provided, that the present members of the 
school boards of Bristol Union School District Number 2 and 
Bristol Town School District shall continue as members of the 
school board of said consolidated district until the expiration 
of the terms for which they have been elected, and the school 
board and treasurer of each district shall manage the finances 
of such district until the end of the fiscal year June 30, 1931. 
As the terms of the present members of the board expire, 
such number of members shall be chosen for terms of three 



284 Chapter 255 [1931 

years each as will make the total membership of the board of 
the consolidated district as herein provided. 

5. First Meeting. The first meeting for the election of 
officers and transaction of other business of said new district 
shall be held between March 1 and April 2, 1931, and shall be 
warned by the school boards of the districts hereby united 
acting jointly. 

6. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved February 5, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 255. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE TOWN OP 
MARLBOROUGH TO EXTEND ITS LIMIT OF BONDED 
INDEBTEDNESS. 

Section I Section 

1. Debt limit increased. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Debt Limit Increased. The school district of the town 
of Marlborough in the county of Cheshire is hereby authorized 
to incur indebtedness in an amount not exceeding fifty thou- 
sand dollars for the purpose of erecting a high school building 
and for equipment thereof, which sum shall be the limit of the 
bonded indebtedness of said school district. The money so 
raised and appropriated shall not be included as a part of the 
debt of the town in ascertaining and fixing the net debt of 
said town under the provisions of section 7, chapter 59 of the 
Public Laws. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 5, 1931.] 



1931] Chapter 256 285 

CHAPTER 256. 

AN ACT REGARDING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE TRUSTEES 
OF TRUST FUNDS OF THE CITY OF CONCORD. 



Section 

1. Membership; custody; invest- 
ments. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Membership; Custody; Investments. The city treas- 
urer of the city of Concord for the time being shall be 
ex officio one of the trustees of trust funds of said city. The 
other two trustees shall be chosen, as vacancies occur, for 
terms of three years. The trustees may delegate the custody 
of the said funds to one of their number, and thereafter the 
trustees not in actual custody of the funds shall be relieved 
of all individual responsibility with respect to such custody. 
The funds shall be invested only by deposit in some savings 
bank or in the savings department of a national bank or trust 
company in this state, or in bonds, notes or other obligations 
of the United States government, or in state, county, town, 
city and school district bonds and the notes of towns or cities 
in this state; and when so invested the trustees shall not be 
liable for the loss thereof. The trustees may retain invest- 
ments as received from donors, until the maturity thereof. All 
investments and reinvestments of the trust funds and all col- 
lections of principal of said investments shall be made only 
with the authority of a majority vote of the full board of 
trustees. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved February 17, 1931.] 



286 Chapters 257, 258 ' [1931 

CHAPTER 257. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF MARGARET 
FILLSBURY GENERAL HOSPITAL. 

Section I Section 

1. Property exemption. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Property Exemption. Section 2 of chapter 147 of the 
Laws of 1891, as amended by sections 22, 23, and 24 of chap- 
ter 60 of the Public Laws, is hereby re-enacted to read as fol- 
lows : Sect. 2. Being a charitable institution for the relief of 
suffering without profit to any person, no fee shall be charged 
by the state for this act, and the property of the corporation, 
devoted solely to such use, shall be exempt from taxation. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 21, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 258. 



AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CONCORD. 

Section Section 

1. Salaries of assessors. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Office hours. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Salaries of Assessors. Section 38 of chapter 305 of 
the Laws of 1909, as amended by chapter 245 of 
the Laws of 1919, and further amended by chapter 194 of the 
Laws of 1923, is hereby amended by striking out the words 
"two thousand" and substituting therefor the following: 
twenty-four hundred; and further by striking out the words 
"twelve hundred" and substituting therefor the following: 
two thousand; so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: Sect. 38. The board of assessors shall meet for 
taking their oaths of office and organization at three o'clock 
in the afternoon on the fourth Tuesday of January in the 
years 1911, 1912, and biennially thereafter. At such meeting 



1931] Chapter 259 287 

they shall choose one of their number to act as chairman for 
a term of two years, except that the term of chairman chosen 
in the year 1911 shall be one year. The member acting as 
clerk shall receive the sum of twenty-four hundred dollars 
annually, and the other members each the sum of two thou- 
sand dollars annually, in full for their services. 

2. Office Hours. Section 40 of chapter 305 of the Laws 
of 1909, as amended by chapter 341 of the Laws of 1911, is 
hereby amended by striking out the words "During the 
months of April, May, June and July;" so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 40. The board of 
assessors shall hold regular meetings at such office for the 
transaction of business during stated hours, on at least two 
days in each week throughout the year. At least one mem- 
ber of the board, in addition to the clerk, shall be in at- 
tendance at such office daily during business hours, and the 
board shall hold such additional meetings, in the daytime or 
evening, as may be necessary to give all taxpayers a con- 
venient opportunity to be heard. Nothing in this or the pre- 
ceding section shall be construed as forbidding the absence of 
all the members of the board from the office during office 
hours, when elsewhere engaged in the performance of their 
official duties. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 259. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE FIRST BAPTIST SOCIETY 
IN THE TOV^N OF HUDSON. 



Section 

1. Amount of property authorized. 

2. Acts confirmed. 



Section 
3. Takes efifect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Amount of Property Authorized. The charter of the 
First Baptist Society in Hudson, approved June 19, 1811, 
under the name of the First Baptist Society in Nottingham 



288 Chapter 260 [1931 

West as amended by chapter 190 of the Laws of 1891, is 
hereby amended to provide that said society may hold real 
and personal estate to the amount of twenty-five thousand 
dollars. 

2. Acts Confirmed. All acts performed by said society 
under the name of the First Baptist Society in Hudson, which 
would have been legal for said society under the name of its 
incorporation, are hereby ratified and confirmed and the name 
of said society shall hereafter be the First Baptist Society in 
Hudson. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take eifect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 260. 

AN ACT RELATING TO SEWERS IN THE TOWN OF NEW LONDON. 

Section I Section 

1. Assessment for sewers. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Assessment for Sewers. The selectmen or sewer com- 
missioners of the town of New London may, in their discre- 
tion, in making any assessment for sewers, under the pro- 
visions of chapter 95 of the PubKc Laws, assess the same to 
be paid in annual instalments extending over a period not ex- 
ceeding twenty years, and in such case their assessment so 
made shall create a lien upon the land on account of which it 
is made, and the lien of each instalment so assessed shall 
continue for one year from June first of the year such instal- 
ment becomes due. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 25, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 261, 262 289 

CHAPTER 261. 

AN ACT INCREASING THE DEBT LIMIT OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT 
OF BETHLEHEM. 

Section I Skction 

L Debt limit increased. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Seyiate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Debt Limit Increased. The school district of Bethle- 
hem in the town of Bethlehem is hereby authorized to incur 
indebtedness in an amount not exceeding thirty-five thou- 
sand dollars ($35,000) for the purpose of erecting a school 
building and for equipment thereof. The money so raised 
and appropriated shall not be included as a part of the debt 
of the town or the district in ascertaining and fixing the net 
debt of said town and district under the provisions of section 
7, chapter 59 of the Public Laws. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 3, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 262. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE ISSUE OF BONDS OR NOTES FOR WATER 
OR SEWER PURPOSES BY THE TOWN OF GORHAM. 



Section 

1. Authority for IhjikI issue. 

2. Construction. 



Section 

3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Authority. The town of Gorham may issue bonds or 
notes for water or sewer purposes in the manner and to the 
amount now or hereafter permitted by general laws, notwith- 
standing the provisions of chapter 188 of the Laws of .1905, 
chapter 338 of the Laws of 1917, chapter 298 of the Laws of 
1919 or any other special act now in force relating thereto. 

2. Construction. This act shall not deprive the said town 
of any power or authority conferred by any of said acts or 
by any such special act. 



290 Chapters 263, 264 [1931 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 3, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 263. 



AN ACT LEGALIZING THE TOWN MEETING OF THE TOWN OF 
HOLDERNESS HELD TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 1930. 

SiXTioN I Section 

\. Proceedings legalized. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Proceedings Legalized. All acts of the town of Holder- 
ness at the annual meeting held Tuesday, March 11, 1930, are 
hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take eff"ect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 4, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 264. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE CONVEYING OF CERTAIN LAND AND 
WATER IN THE TOWN OF WOLFEBORO TO THAT TOWN. 

Section j Section 

1. Conveyance authorized. 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Conveyance Authorized. The governor, with the advice 
and consent of the council, is hereby authorized to convey to 
the town of Wolfeboro the title of the state in and to that 
certain land and water commonly known as Back Bay in the 
town of Wolfeboro in the county of Carroll, located in an east- 
erly direction from the main tracks of the Boston and Maine 
Railroad, Wolfeboro Branch, the same being more particularly 
described as that part of Smith river between Wolfeboro and 
Wolfeboro Falls which was cut off by the erection and mainte- 
nance of the roadbed and tracks of said railroad. 



1931] Chapter 265 291 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 26.5. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TRUSTEES OF THE PROTESTANT 
EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN NEV^ HAMPSHIRE. 

Skction I Section 

1. I'roperty autliorizcd. \ 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Property Authorized. An act entitled "An Act to in- 
corporate sundry persons by the name of The Trustees of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in New Hampshire," approved 
July 10, 1846, as amended by an act approved June 29, 1853 
and an act approved June 28, 1877, is further amended by the 
addition of the following provisions: The Trustees of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in New Hampshire may receive 
and hold in trust or otherwise by subscription, grants, gifts, 
bequests or otherwise real and personal estate not exceeding 
in value at any one time the sum of one million dollars, and 
the same or the income thereof may invest, reinvest or appro- 
priate for the benefit of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 
New Hampshire as said corporation by its by-laws or votes 
may direct, and as the conditions of the trust shall prescribe. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1931.] 



292 



Chapter 266 



[1931 



CHAPTER 266. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CHICKAWOLNEPY DAM AND 
IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Incorporators and purpose. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. May erect dams, etc. 

4. Deemed public utility. 



Section 

5. First meeting. 

6. By-laws. 

7. Application of act limited. 

8. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Incorporators and Purpose. That Orton B. Brown, 
William R. Brown, Downing P. Brown and Gordon Brown, all 
of Berlin in the county of Coos and state of New Hampshire, 
their associates, successors and assigns, be and hereby are 
made a body politic incorporated by the name of Chicka- 
wolnepy Dam and Improvement Company for the purpose of 
erecting dams and sluices, and making such other improve- 
ments as may be proper and necessary on the Chickawolnepy 
stream and its tributaries in the county of Coos, to improve 
said stream and its tributaries for the purpose of driving logs, 
lumber and pulpwood therein and over and through side 
booms and sluices, and of establishing rates of toll on lumber 
and pulpwood so driven and sluiced; and shall be vested with 
all the rights and privileges and subject to all the liabilities of 
a corporation of similar nature, and they may purchase and 
hold real estate or other property not exceeding in value the 
sum of fifty thousand dollars. 

2. Capital Stock. The capital stock of said corporation 
shall not exceed the sum of fifty thousand dollars, divided into 
not more than five hundred shares of one hundred dollars 
each. 

3. May Erect Dams, etc. Said corporation may clear, deepen, 
widen and improve the channel of said Chickawolnepy stream 
wherever it may be necessary below Success pond, in the town 
of Success, and may construct and maintain a dam or dams 
and raise thereby the level of the water in said Success pond 
not to exceed seven feet above high water mark, for the pur- 
pose of driving logs and pulpwood only, and may construct 
and maintain dams, sluices, side booms and other improve- 
ments in said stream and its tributaries whereby the facilities 



1931] Chapter 266 293 

for running logs, pulpwood and other forest products will be 
improved ; and if the owner or owners of any property affected 
thereby shall feel that his or their property has been damaged 
by reason of said improvements, he or they may apply to the 
superior court for the county of Coos to have said damages 
assessed and adjusted, and said court is hereby authorized 
and empowered to adjust the same and assess the damages, 
subject to the right to apply to the supreme court as in cases 
of a similar nature. 

4. Deemed Public Utility. The corporation hereby created 
shall be a public utility and shall be subject to the supervision 
of the public service commission in respect to capitalization 
and rates of toll and in all other respects as other public 
utilities are supervised, and said corporation may, subject to 
the supervision of said public service commission, make and 
establish such rates of toll for driving logs, lumber and pulp- 
wood over and through said dams and sluices and said stream 
and its tributaries as may be deemed expedient, and shall 
have the power to sue and collect such tolls in the same man- 
ner as other corporations are by law allowed to sue and collect 
debts ; and said corporation shall have a lien on all logs, timber 
and pulpwood which may pass over or through said dams, 
sluices and improvements, and may hold possession of said 
logs, timber or pulpwood until said toll shall be paid or satis- 
factorily secured. 

5. First Meeting. Any two of the charter members 
herein named may call the first meeting of said corporation 
by mailing to each charter member due notice thereof at least 
fourteen days prior to said meeting, which notice shall state 
the day and place of said meeting; provided, however, that 
if all the charter members shall be present at said meeting, 
or if they shall accept notice of the same in writing, said 
meeting may be called and held at any time without giving 
the fourteen days notice as aforesaid. 

6. By-Laws. Said corporation, when so made, may elect 
associates, fix the amount of capital stock and establish such 
by-laws, rules and regulations for the conduct of said corpora- 
tion and may elect such officers as may be necessary and may 
transact such business as may pertain to corporations of a 
similar nature. 



294 Chapter 267 [1931 

7. Application of Act Limited. This charter shall not be 
construed to interfere with the power of the state of New 
Hampshire to grant rights to other persons or corporations to 
build or construct dams or other improvements on said 
Chickawolnepy stream or its tributaries, and this charter 
shall be void unless said corporation shall organize within one 
year after the passage of this act, and shall so notify the 
secretary of state, and unless the improvements for the mak- 
ing of which this charter is granted shall have been sub- 
stantially completed within five years from the date of the 
passage of this act. 

8. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 16, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 267. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE NEW 
HAMPSHIRE ODD FELLOWS' HOME. 

Skction I Section 

1. Amount of property authorized. 1 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep'resentatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Amount of Property Authorized. Amend section 2, 
chapter 208, Laws of 1883, as amended by chapter 219, Laws 
of 1903 and chapter 233, Laws of 1923, by inserting the words 
one million, five hundred thousand dollars, in lieu of the words 
"three hundred and fifty thousand dollars," so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 2. Said corpo- 
ration shall have the power to take and hold, by gift, grant, 
bequest, purchase, or otherwise, any real or personal estate 
to an amount not exceeding one million, five hundred thousand 
dollars. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take eff"ect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 18, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 268, 269 295 

CHAPTER 268. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE DUTIES OF THE ATTENDANCE 
OFFICER IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF NASHUA. 

Section I Section 

1. Enumeration of children. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Enumeration of Children. The attendance officer, or 
agents appointed by the board of education, of the school dis- 
trict of Nashua, shall once in every two yeai's in the month 
of September make an enumeration of the children of each 
sex between the ages of five and sixteen years, in the school 
district of Nashua, giving such items in regard to each child 
as may be required by the board of education of the district 
or the state board of education, and shall make a report 
thereof to the board of education within fifteen days after its 
completion. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts, or parts of acts, inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 19, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 269. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE SCHOOL MEETING HELD ON MARCH 10, 
1931, IN THE TOWN OF HEBRON. 

Section I Section 

1. Proceedings legalized. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Proceedings Legalized. The votes and proceedings of 
the school meeting held on the tenth day of March, 1931, in 
the town of Hebron, are hereby legalized, ratified and con- 
firmed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act »shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 19, 1931.] 



296 Chapters 270, 271 [1931 

CHAPTER 270. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF 
MANCHESTER. 

Section Section 

1. Salary, school committee of 2. Takes effect. 

Alanchester. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Salary, School Committee of Manchester. Amend sec- 
tion 1, chapter 323 of the Laws of 1909, by adding at the end 
thereof the following: The salary of each member of said 
school committee, with the exception of the mayor, shall be 
one hundred dollars a year, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: Section 1. At every election here- 
after held in said city of Manchester there shall be elected 
from each ward one member of the board of school committee, 
who shall hold his office for the term of two years from the 
first Tuesday of January next following their election. The 
salary of each member of said school committee, with the 
exception of the mayor, shall be one hundred dollars a year. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon Jan- 
uary 1, 1932. 

[Approved March 24, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 271. 



AN ACT TO enable THE TOWN OF NEWPORT, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 
TO REFUND ITS INDEBTEDNESS. 

Section | Section 

1. Refunding authorized. j 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Refunding Authorized. The town of Newpoit is hereby 
authorized, for the purpose of refunding outstanding bonds 
against the town, to raise, appropriate and borrow money to 
an aggregate amount not exceeding one hundred sixty-two 
thousand dollars ($162,000) and to issue its bonds therefor 
on the credit of the town. Said bonds shall be signed by the 



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297 



selectmen and countersigned by the treasurer of the town, and 
shall have the town seal affixed. 

Said issue of bonds shall be due and payable at such times, 
not more than twenty years from their date of issue, and in 
such amounts, and in such manner as the board of selectmen 
and treasurer of said town may determine, at a rate of inter- 
est to be fixed by said board. All bonds issued by virtue of 
this act and signed and sealed as herein provided shall, in 
favor of bona fide holders, be conclusively presumed to have 
been duly and regularly authorized and issued in accordance 
with the provisions herein contained, and no holder thereof 
shall be obliged to see to the existence of the puiTDOse of issu- 
ing, or to the regularity of any of the proceedings by virtue 
of which said bonds are issued or to the application of the 
proceeds of such issue. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 272. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH TO PROVIDE 
PENSIONS FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS. 



Section 

1. Retirement from acti\c service 

2. Amount of pension. 

3. Statement to mayor and coun 

cil. 



Section 

4. Payment quarterly. 

5. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Retirement from Active Service. The mayor and city 
council of the city of Portsmouth may, at the request of the 
superintendent of schools and two thirds of the members of 
the school board actually voting in favor thereof, retire from 
active service any teacher of the public schools who has per- 
formed faithful service as a teacher in said Portsmouth for a 
period of at least thirty consecutive years, and may grant a 
pension to such retired teacher for a period not exceeding one 
year at a time. The mayor and city council may, in the same 
manner, grant a pension, for the same period, to any former 



298 Chapter 273 [1931 

teacher of the public schools of said Portsmouth who has per- 
formed faithful service as such teacher for a period of at least 
thirty consecutive years. 

2. Amount of Pension. No pension granted in accordance 
vv^ith the provisions of the foregoing section shall exceed in 
amount one half the annual salary or compensation received 
by the pensioner during the year immediately preceding re- 
tirement. 

3. Statement to Mayor and Council. On or before April 1, 
1931, and annually thereafter in January, the school board of 
said city of Portsmouth shall submit to the mayor and council 
a statement of the sum of money needed to carry out the 
provisions of this act. 

4. Payment Quarterly. The treasurer of said city of 
Portsmouth shall be authorized to pay quarterly to said pen- 
sioner the sum of money specified by the school board of the 
city of Portsmouth. 

.5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 273. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE DATES OF VILLAGE DISTRICT MEETINGS 
AND TOWN MEETINGS IN THE TOV^N OF BETHLEHEM. 



SlXTION 

1. Village district. 

2. Validation. 



Section 

3. Annual town meetings. 

4. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court Conve7ied: 

1. Village District. The provisions of chapter 207 of the 
Laws of 1927, entitled "An Act in amendment of section 12, 
chapter 295 of the Laws of 1925 relating to the Bethlehem 
Village District," are revived and continued in force to such 
extent as may be necessary to authorize the taking effect of 
said chapter 207 of the Laws of 1927 upon the acceptance of 
its provisions at any regular or special meeting of the voters 
of said precinct the warrant for which shall contain an article 
calling for the consideration of the question of such ac- 
ceptance. 



1931] Chapter 274 299 

2. Validation. All acts of the said precinct and of its of- 
ficers which would have been valid if the meetings of said pre- 
cinct had heretofore been held upon the dates provided by law 
shall have full effect and validity notwithstanding the dates 
when such meetings were actually held, and all such acts are 
hereby fully ratified and confirmed. 

3. Annual Town Meetings. The annual town meeting 
of the town of Bethlehem shall be held on the second Tuesday 
of May in each year for the choice of town officers and the 
transaction of all other town business. Special meetings may 
be held as provided in the Public Laws for such town meetings 
in general. Upon the change of date of the annual meeting 
becoming effective as hereinafter provided, all town officers 
theretofore elected for terms which under the Public Laws 
run until the second Tuesday of March shall serve, in addi- 
tion to the terms for which they were severally elected, until 
the second Tuesday of May of the year of expiration of their 
several terms, and until their successors shall be duly chosen 
and quahfied. 

4. Takes Effect. Section 3 shall take effect when its pro- 
visions shall have been adopted by a majority of those present 
and voting at any regular or special meeting of the legal 
voters of the town, the warrant for which meeting shall con- 
tain an article calling for the consideration of such acceptance. 
For purposes of inserting articles in the warrants of town and 
precinct meetings looking to the acceptance of the provisions 
of this act and of chapter 207 of the Laws of 1927, this act 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 30, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 274. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF LISBON TO ISSUE REFUND- 
ING NOTES OR BONDS. 



Section 

1. Authorization. 

2. Terms. 



Section 

3. Application. 

4. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Authorization. The town of Lisbon is hereby author- 



300 Chapter 275 [1931 

ized to issue its serial notes or bonds to the amount of thirty 
thousand dollars ($30,000) for the purpose of refunding float- 
ing indebtedness of a like amount, including outstanding 
notes, debts and other liabilities. 

2. Terms. The said notes or bonds shall be issued at such 
time as the selectmen of the said town shall determine, shall 
bear interest at such rate, not exceeding five per cent per an- 
num, as the said selectmen deem for the best interests of the 
town, and shall mature five thousand dollars ($5,000) annually 
beginning one year from the date of issue. 

3. Application. The Municipal Bonds Statute shall apply 
to the notes or bonds issued under this act so far as is con- 
sistent with the provisions hereof, 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 275. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL TOWN 

MEETING HELD IN THE TOWN OF AUBURN ON 

MARCH 10, 19,31. 

Section | Section 

L Proceedings legalized. | 2. Takes ett'ect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Proceedings Legalized. The votes and proceedings of 
the annual town meeting held in the town of Auburn on the 
tenth day of March, 1931, are hereby legalized, ratified and 
confirmed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take ett'ect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 276, 277 301 

CHAPTER 276. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING OF GILFORD, 

MARCH 10, 1931, AND THE ADJOURNED MEETING 

THEREOF, MARCH 14, 1931. 

Section I Section 

1. Proceedings legalized. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Home of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Proceedings Legalized. The votes and proceedings of 
the annual town meeting of Gilford held on the tenth day of 
March, 1931, and the adjourned meeting thereof held on the 
fourteenth day of March, 1931, are hereby legalized, ratified 
and confirmed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 277. 



AN ACT LEGALIZING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL TOWN 

MEETING HELD IN THE TOWN OF TUFTONBORO ON 

MARCH 10, 1931. 

Section 1 Section 

1. Proceedings legalized. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Proceedings Legalized. The votes and proceedings of 
the annual town meeting held in the town of Tuftonboro on 
the tenth day of March, 1931, are hereby legalized and con- 
firmed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1931.] 



302 Chapter 278 [1931 

CHAPTER 278. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO REPAIR AND CONSTRUCTION WORK OF THE 
BOSTON & MAINE RAILROAD. 



Spxtion 

1. Amendment. 

2. Conditions. 



Skction 

3. Takes effect. 



Whereas by section 12 of chapter 367 of the Laws of 1917, 
authorizing the consolidation of the Concord & Montreal and 
certain other railroads with the Boston & Maine Railroad, it 
was made a condition to the exercise of such authority that 
the repair and construction shops of the Boston & Maine 
system in this state should not be discontinued or the number 
of employees thereat materially diminished, and that a pro- 
portionate part of the repair and construction work of the 
system, as determined by locomotive and car miles operated, 
should be done within this state; and whereas the amount of 
shop work required on the Boston & Maine system as a whole 
has since decreased so that the Boston & Maine Railroad 
claims that said requirements are no longer reasonable and 
whereas a controversy has arisen because of a reduction in 
the number of employees at the Concord shops, and whereas 
the Boston & Maine Railroad, to terminate said controversy, 
proposes on or before July 1, 1931, to transfer to the Concord 
shops all the shop repair work done on passenger cars at 
shops for its system; 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Amendment. Section 12 of chapter 367 of the Laws 
of 1917 is hereby amended by striking out the whole of said 
section and substituting the following therefor: Sect. 12. 
It will be a condition to the exercise of the rights, privileges 
and franchises granted herein that the repair and construc- 
tion shops within this state maintained as of July 1, 1931, by 
the Boston & Maine Railroad or any of the subsidiary com- 
panies shall not be discontinued and that a proportionate part 
of the shop repair and construction work of the reorganized 
Boston & Maine Railroad shall be done within this state ; such 
proportionate part shall be to the repair and construction 
work for the system as a whole as the combined locomotive 



1931] Chapter 279 303 

and car miles operated within New Hampshire are to the 
combined locomotive and car miles operated on the system as 
a whole; and to determine whether such proportionate part of 
the shop repair and construction work is being done within 
the state, the compensation paid to employees engaged in such 
work within the state shall be compared with the compensa- 
tion paid to employees engaged in such work for the systeni 
as a whole. 

2. Conditions. It is provided as a condition to this amend- 
ment (1) that no repair or construction shop or shops now 
maintained within the state shall be discontinued prior to 
July 1, 1931, (2) that said passenger car repair work shall be 
transferred to the Concord shops on or before July 1, 1931, 
and (3) that the provisions of this act shall be accepted by 
the stockholders of the Boston & Maine Railroad on or before 
July 1, 1931 ; and it is further provided that if any of these 
conditions shall not be fully complied with, then this act shall 
be void and of no effect. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 279. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CITY SAVINGS BANK OF BERLIN. 

Skction Sf.ctiox 

1. Limitation on individnal dc- 2. Takes effect, 

posits. 

Be it cnaated by the Senate cmxl House of Representatives 
• in General Court convened: 

1. Limitation on Individual Deposits. Amend section 2 of 
chapter 223 of the Laws of 1901 by striking out the words 
"not exceeding five thousand dollars from any one person, 
except when made for the purpose of creating a sinking fund, 
subject to the by-laws of said savings bank," in the third, 
fourth and fifth lines of said section 2, and by inserting in 
place thereof the following: the limitation upon the amount 
that may be deposited by any one person to be determined by 
the board of trustees and subject to the by-laws of said sav- 



304 Chapter 280 [1931 

ings bank, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows : Sect. 2. Said corporation may receive from any per- 
son or persons, corporations or associations, disposed to enjoy 
the advantages of said savings bank, any deposit or de- 
posits of money, the limitation upon the amount that may be 
deposited by any one person to be determined by the board of 
trustees and subject to the by-laws of said savings bank; and 
may manage, use, and improve the same for the benefit of the 
depositors in such manner as shall be convenient or necessary 
for the security and profitable investment thereof, under the 
restrictions of the laws regulating the investment and man- 
agement of such funds; and all deposits, together with the 
net income and profits, may be withdrawn at such reasonable 
times, in such manner and proportions, and subject to such 
equitable rules and regulations, as said corporation may from 
time to time by its by-laws prescribe, not incompatible with 
the laws of the state. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 280. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF FRANKLIN TO ISSUE BONDS 

FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING THE INDEBTEDNESS 

INCURRED BY IT IN REPLACING REPUBLICAN BRIDGE 

OVER THE PEMIGEWASSET RIVER IN SAID CITY. 

Sfxtion I Section 

\. Bonds authorized. 3. Takes eflfect. 

2. Application of laws. | 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Bonds Authorized. The city of Franklin is hereby 
authorized to borrow such amount of money as may be neces- 
sary to discharge all liabilities which have been or may be in- 
curred by it in relocating and rebuilding the highway bridge 
on the Daniel Webster highway in said city across the Pemige- 
wasset river heretofore known as the Republican Bridge and 
in the relocation and construction of the highway approaches 



1931] Chapter 281 305 

to the same and to issue bonds therefor with such provisions 
as to payment of principal and interest as may be determined 
by the city council of said city. 

2. Application of Laws. The indebtedness and bond issue 
authorized under this act shall not be limited by the provisions 
of chapter 59 of the Public Laws as to the debt limit of cities 
and towns and any indebtedness created or existing by author- 
ity of this act shall not be taken into consideration in de- 
termining the debt limit of said city under the provisions of 
said chapter 59 of the Public Laws. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 281. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE CITY CLERK OF THE 
CITY OF LACONIA. 

Skction I Skction 

1. Salary, city clerk ul" Lacniiia. I 2. Takes etTcct. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Salary, City Clerk of Laconia. Amend section 17, 
chapter 241 of the Laws of 1893, as amended by chapter 316 
of the Laws of 1917, and chapter 271 of the Laws of 1921, by 
striking out the words "fifteen hundred" and inserting in 
place thereof the words, three thousand, and by adding 
at the end of said section the words, All fees received 
by the city clerk shall be turned over by said clerk to the city 
treasurer for the use of the city of Laconia, so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 17. The mayor 
and council shall, at their first meeting May 3, 1893, and 
thereafter annually, on the fourth Tuesday of March, meet 
for the purpose of taking their respective oaths, and shall 
elect a city clerk, who shall be clerk of the city council and 
have a salary of three thousand dollars per annum. All fees 
received by the city clerk shall be turned over by said clerk to 
the city treasurer for the use of the city of Laconia. 



306 Chapter 282 [1931 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 282. 



AN ACT RELATING TO CORRECTION OF CHECK-LISTS IN THE CITY 
OF KEENE. 



Sfxtion 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Sessions for correction 
check-lists. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Sessions for Correction of Check-lists. Amend section 
2, of chapter 162 of the Laws of 1878, as amended by sec- 
tion 2, of chapter 331 of the Laws of 1929, by striking out the 
same and inserting in place thereof the following: Sect. 2. 
Said supervisors shall publish in the newspapers of the city, 
at least twenty-nine days prior to said election, a notice of the 
time and place of meetings for the correction of said check- 
lists and also give notice of the same on the aforesaid copies, 
which meetings shall be as follows: the first, not less than 
twenty-one days prior to said election and the last not less 
than fourteen days prior to said election, and no adjourned 
meeting shall be held less than ten days prior to said election. 
Said meetings shall be from the hours of two p. m, to six p. m. 
and from seven p. m. to ten p. m. on the days specified and no 
name shall be added to said check-lists after the last meeting, 
except such name as may have been left off through mistake. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



1931] Chapter 283 307 

CHAPTER 283. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY OF HILLSBOROUGH TO ISSUE 
BONDS. 

SfXTION SiXTlON 

\. County bonds authorized. 4. Anticipatory loan. 

2. Execution. 5. Takes effect. 

3. Presumption. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. County Bonds Authorized. The county commissioners 
of Hillsborough county are hereby authorized to issue for and 
in behalf of said county serial coupon bonds in the total 
amount of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), 
for the purpose of refunding- a like amount of outstanding 
floating indebtedness including various notes and any refund- 
ings or renewals of all or any portion thereof heretofore or 
hereafter made, and to reimburse the county treasury for any 
funds advanced therefrom temporarily to pay any portion of 
said floating indebtedness, pending the receipt of proceeds of 
bonds or notes authorized by this act. Said bonds shall be 
payable to bearer, shall be dated May 1, 1931, shall be in the 
denomination of one thousand dollars ($1,000) each, shall 
mature ten thousand dollars ($10,000) on the first day of May 
of each of the years 1932 to 194G inclusive, shall bear interest 
at a rate not to exceed five per cent per annum, payable semi- 
annually, and shall bear the county seal. 

2. Execution. Each bond shall be designated Hillsborough 
County Funding Bond, shall be signed by the county commis- 
sioners or by a majority thereof, countersigned by the county 
treasurer, and bear on face a certificate of registration signed 
by the clerk of the superior court of said county. The 
coupons annexed shall bear the facsimile signature of the 
county treasurer. Said county commissioners may sell at less 
than par or at not less than par said bonds at public sale after 
publication of notice at least once each week for three succes- 
sive weeks, the first publication being at least twenty-one days 
before the time of opening of bids, reserving, however, the 
right to reject any and all bids, and may sell at private sale all 
or any of said bonds not thus sold, at less than par or at not 
less than par. Other particulars as to the form, issuance and 



308 Chapter 283 [1931 

sale of said bonds not fixed herein or by vote of the commis- 
sioners may be determined by the county treasurer. 

3. Presumption. Bonds and notes herein authorized pur- 
porting on face to be issued by virtue and in pursuance of this 
act, shall, in favor of bona fide holders be conclusively pre- 
sumed to have been authorized and issued in accordance with 
provisions herein contained; and no holder thereof shall be 
obliged to see to the application of the proceeds. The county 
shall annually raise by taxation a sum sufficient to pay the 
amounts of principal and interest of said bonds payable each 
year. Each bond and note issued under authority of this act 
shall be exempt from taxation imposed by New Hampshire 
laws. 

4. Anticipatory Loan. The county commissioners may in 
the name of the county make a temporary loan for a period of 
not more than one year in anticipation of the money to be 
derived from the ^le of such bonds and may issue notes there- 
for, the proceeds of said notes to be applied to the payment 
of said floating indebtedness specified in section 1 herein, may 
renew or refund such notes from time to time by an issue of 
new notes maturing within said period fixed for said tempo- 
rary borrowing, provided that the period from the date of 
issue of the original anticipatory notes and the date of ma- 
turity of such renewal or refunding notes shall be not more 
than one year, and provided, also, that the period within which 
said bonds shall become due and payable shall not be extended, 
by reason of the making of such temporary loan, beyond the 
time fixed by section 1 of this act. Said notes may be in such 
form, may bear interest at such rate, or may be sold at such 
discount, as the county commissioners and the county treas- 
urer may deem proper, discount to be treated as interest paid 
in advance. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 284, 285 309 

CHAPTER 284. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT 
OF HANOVER=^ 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



Skction 

L Delit limit increased. 
2. Limitation. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Debt Limit Increased. The school district of Hanover 
is hereby authorized to incur debt not to exceed five and one- 
half per cent of the last assessed valuation, which sum shall be 
the limit of indebtedness of the district and not included as 
part of the indebtedness of other municipalities in fixing the 
net debt under the general statutes. 

2. Limitation. The debt limit specified in this act shall 
apply only to debts authorized by the district within a period 
of five years from the passage of this act. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 285. 

AN ACT RATIFYING AND LEGALIZING THE VOTES AND ACTION OF 
THE COOS COUNTY DELEGATION RELATING TO AN APPRO- 
PRIATION FOR THE ERECTION OF BUILDINGS AT THE 
COOS COUNTY FARM. 

Section Section 

I. Legalization. 1 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Legalization. The votes and action taken by the Coos 
county delegation, at a meeting duly called and held on Marcli 
25, 1931, on the following resolutions, are hereby legalized and 
confirmed : 

''Resolved, that the sum of two hundred thousand dollars 
is hereby appropriated to provide for the construction, equip- 
ment and furnishing of a new almshouse and additional 



*See also page 335, post. 



310 Chapter 285 [1931 

facilities connected therewith at the Coos County Farm in 
West Stewartstown. 

"The county commissioners are authorized to borrow upon 
the faith and credit of the county said sum of two hundred 
thousand dollars or any portion thereof to carry out the pro- 
visions of this resolution and for that purpose may issue 
bonds and notes in the name and on behalf of the county at a 
rate of interest not exceeding five per cent per annum. Such 
bonds shall be designated Coos County Farm Bonds, and, 
except as herein otherwise provided, such bonds and notes 
shall be issued in conformity with the provisions of chapters 
38 and 59 of the Public Laws." 

"Resolved, that a building committee be elected by this 
county delegation assembled at Concord on this twenty-fifth 
day of March, 1931. Said committee to consist of Warren 
W. James of Berlin, N. H., chairman, Frank B. Lewis, A. N. 
McCready, Clark E. Swail, William H. Leith, H. A. Moore and 
John C. Hutchins, all residents of Coos county; that said com- 
mittee shall be designated as a building committee and shall 
have authority to make all necessary arrangements for the 
construction of a new Coos county almshouse with such 
facilities and equipment as in their judgment may be neces- 
sary for the shelter and care of the dependents of the county 
and the criminal of said county who may be legally committed 
to the care and custody of the board of commissioners of said 
county; that said committee shall have full authority to pur- 
chase plans, make contracts and disburse moneys to the limit 
of the appropriation made for building purposes and for equip- 
ping such new buildings suitably to meet the purposes herein 
mentioned. Said committee is further authorized to dispose 
of existing buildings and equipment at said county farm upon 
the most favorable terms available and proceeds therefrom 
shall be applied to carry out the provisions of this resolution ; 
provided, however, that such application shall not go beyond 
the sum of two hundred thousand dollars authorized to be 
expended hereunder." 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 18, 1931.] 



1931] Chapter 286 311 

CHAPTER 286. 

AN ACT UNITING BARTLETT TOWN DISTRICT AND BARTLETT 
SPECIAL DISTRICT. 



Section 

1. Name. 

2. Powers. 

3. Authority to takt- property. 



Sfxtion 
4. Members of hoard. 
.S. First meeting'. 
(). 'I'akes etifect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Hoia^e of Representatives, 
in General Court convened: 

1. Name. The Bartlett town district and Bartlett special 
district shall constitute a single school district to be called the 
School District of the town of Bartlett. 

2. Powers. The school board of the consolidated district 
shall be the agents of the dissolved districts for the ad- 
ministration of any trust property, shall have all of the powers 
and perform all of the duties prescribed by law as to school 
districts, and, except as may be inconsistent therewith, shall 
be subject to the provisions of the statutes of New Hampshire 
relating to public schools. 

:]. Authority to Take Property. The consolidated district 
shall be subject to all the liabilities and take over, own and 
control all of the buildings and other property which each of 
the districts hereby united shall have at the time this act be- 
comes effective. 

4. Members of Board. The school board of the con- 
solidated district shall consist of six members for the first 
year and other succeeding years unless a smaller number is 
voted by the district. Election shall be for a term of three 
years and until their several successors are elected and quali- 
fied, provided that the present members of the school boards 
of Bartlett town district and Bartlett special district shall con- 
tinue as members of the school board of said consolidated dis- 
trict until the expiration of the terms for which they have 
been elected, and the school board and treasurer of each dis- 
trict shall manage the finances of such district until the end 
of the fiscal year June 30, 1931. As the terms of the present 
or succeeding members of the board expire, such number of 
members shall be chosen for terms of three years each as will 
make the total membership of the board of the consolidated 
district as herein provided. 



312 Chapters 287, 288 [1931 

5. First Meeting. The first meeting for the election of 
otficers and transaction of other business of said new district 
shall be held before May 20, 1931, and shall be warned by the 
school boards of the districts hereby united acting jointly. 

6. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take elTect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved April 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 287. 



AN ACT LEGALIZING THE TOWN MEETING OF WEARE HELD TUES- 
DAY, MARCH 10, AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 1931. 

Sfxtion I Skction 

L Proceedings legalized. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Proceedings Legalized. All acts of the town of Weare 
at the annual meeting held Tuesday, March 10, and Wednes- 
day, March 11, 1931, are hereby legalized, ratified, and con- 
firmed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 18, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 288. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE GRAFTON POWER 
COMPANY. 

Section Section 

1. Application of laws. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Construction of act. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court convened: 

1. Amendment. Amend chapter 215 of the Laws of 1927 
by striking out all of section 2, and inserting in place thereof 
a new section : 2. Application of Laws. Said corporation 
shall have all the powers, privileges and immunities and shall 



1931] Chapter 288 313 

be subject to all the duties, liabilities and obligations ap- 
plicable to a business corporation organized under the provi- 
sions of chapter 225 of the Public Laws, including the power 
to change its corporate name; and in addition to the powers 
specified in its charter, said corporation is empowered to con- 
struct, purchase, own, operate and maintain dams and other 
works required for storage reservoirs, and dams, power 
houses and other works required for the development of water 
powers and the generation of electricity therefrom, upon any 
other portions of the Connecticut river not set forth in its 
charter, and any other rivers which are wholly or partly 
located within this state, and transmission lines and apparatus 
for transmitting electricity from its power houses now owned 
or hereafter acquired or constructed, and to exercise in con- 
nection therewith the powers and privileges of a public utility 
corporation organized under said chapter 225 of the Public 
Laws, and it may generate electric power for use within the 
state of New Hampshire or elsewhere, but said corporation 
shall not transmit any electric energy generated by water 
power in New Hampshire beyond the confines of this state 
without complying with the provisions of sections 33 and 34 
of chapter 240 of the Public Laws. Said corporation may 
issue bonds secured by mortgage on its property and may in- 
crease its capital stock to such amount or number of shares 
as may be approved by the public service commission. 

2. Further Amendment. Further amend chapter 215 of 
the Laws of 1927 by inserting after section 2 a new section, 
and by renumbering section 3 making it section 4. 3. Effect. 
The grant of the powers and privileges under this act shall 
not be construed to supersede any provisions of the laws re- 
lating to public utilities and in the exercise of any or all of 
the said powers and privileges said company shall comply in 
all respects with all provisions of the laws relating to public 
utilities. 

3. Takes Eflfect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 18, 1931.] 



314 Chapters 289, 290 [1931 

CHAPTER 289. 

kN ACT DISANNEXING A PORTION OF THE TOWN OF CANTERBURY 
AND ANNEXING IT TO THE CITY OF CONCORD. 

Si'.CTioN : Si:ci]i».\ 

1. Town line changed. | 2. I'akrs ilhcl. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and HouHe of Representatives in 
General Court co7ivened: 

1. Town Line Changed. The following described tract is 
disannexed from the town of Canterbury and annexed to 
the city of Concord, to wit: Beginning at a bound in the 
present town line on the northerly side of the highway lead- 
ing from Penacook to Loudon, said bound being marked on 
its northerly side "C," on its southerly side "C 1884-1891," 
and on its easterly side "1877;" thence westerly at right 
angles to the present town line a distance of twenty-five (25) 
feet; thence in a general northerly direction parallel with the 
present town line and twenty-five (25) feet westerly therefrom 
a distance of two thousand fifty-five and twenty-four-hun- 
dreths (2,055.24) feet; thence easterly at right angles to the 
present town line, twenty-five (25) feet to a bound on the 
present town line marked on its easterly side "C-C 1877;" 
thence in a general southerly direction by the present town 
line two thousand fifty-five and twenty-four-hundredths 
(2,055.24) feet to the point of beginning. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 22, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 290. 



AN ACT LEGALIZING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL TOWN 

MEETING HELD IN THE TOWN OF MILFORD ON MARCH 

10, 1931. 

Section j Section 

1. Proceedings legalized. | 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
1. Proceedings Legalized. The votes and proceedings of 
the annual town meeting held in the town of Milford on the 



1931] Chapter 291 315 

tenth day of March, 1931, are hereby legalized and confirmed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 22, 1931.] 



CHAI>TER 291. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE MAYOR OF SOMERS- 
WORTH. 

Sl-.CTION I Sia-iioN 

1. Salary. | 2. Takes rlTicl. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
1. Salary. Amend section 11, chapter 171, Laws of 1893, 
as amended by section 1, chapter 209, Laws of 1901, and by 
chapter 290, Laws of 1917, by striking out the whole of said 
section and inserting in place thereof the following: Sect. 
11. The administration of all the fiscal, prudential, and 
municipal affairs of said city, and the government thereof, 
shall be vested in one principal officer to be called the mayor, 
who shall be chosen annually and who shall receive a salary 
of seven hundred dollars, who shall have the same negative 
upon all the acts of the council as by the Public Laws the 
mayors of cities are given upon the action of the aldermen, 
who shall preside in the meetings of the city council, but shall 
have no vote except in case of an equal division, and in whose 
absence the council may elect one of their number chairman, 
who shall have all the powers and perform all the duties of 
mayor during his absence or disability, or during a vacancy in 
his office for any cause, — and one board consisting of ten 
members, to be called the council, and the members whereof 
shall be called councilmen, as follows: At the first annual 
election after the adoption of this act, two councilmen shall 
be chosen by and from the qualified voters of each ward, to 
serve one for one year and one for two years, and at each 
annual election thereafter one councilman sliall be chosen by 
and from the qualified voters of each ward to serve for the 
term of two years, or until another is chosen and qualified in 
his place, and the mayor and council shall sit and act together 



316 Chapter 292 [1931 

and compose one body, and in their joint capacity shall be 
denominated the city council. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 22, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 292. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF DOVER TO PROVIDE PENSIONS 
FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS. 



Sl'CTION 

4. How paid. 

5. Takes effect. 



SlXTION 

1. Pension authorized. 

2. Amount limited. 

3. F^stimates. 

Be it eno.cted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Pension Authorized. The mayor and city council of 
the city of Dover may, at the request of the superintendent of 
schools and two thirds of the members of the school board 
actually voting in favor thereof, retire from active service 
any teacher of the pubHc schools who has performed faithful 
service as a teacher in said Dover for a period of at least 
thirty years, and may grant a pension to such retired teacher 
for a period not exceeding one year at a time. 

2. Amount Limited. No pension granted in accordance 
with the provisions of the foregoing section shall exceed in 
amount one half the annual salary or compensation received 
by the pensioner during the year immediately preceding re- 
tirement. 

3. Estimates. On or before May 15, 1931, and annually 
thereafter in January, the school board of said city of Dover 
shall submit to the mayor and council a statement of the sum 
of money needed to carry out the provisions of this act. 

4. How Paid. The treasurer of said city of Dover shall 
be authorized to pay quarterly to said pensioner the sum of 
money specified by the mayor and city council of the city o^ 
Dover. 

.5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 22, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 293, 294 317 

CHAPTER 293. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SALEM TO ISSUE BONDS OR 
NOTES TO REFUND TEMPORARY NOTES. 

Skction Section 

1. Refunding. 4. Ratification. 

2. E^'ebt limit. 5. Takes effect. 

3. Application nf general laws. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Refunding. The town of Salem is hereby authorized 
to issue its bonds or notes in the amount of not exceeding 
sixty-five thousand dollars for the purpose of refunding out- 
standing notes given in anticipation of taxes. 

2. Debt Limit. The authorized debt limit of the said 
town is increased by such sum as may be required to validate 
the bonds or notes that may be issued under the provisions 
of this act. 

3. Application of General Laws. Except as otherwise 
provided in this act, the provisions of the Municipal Bonds 
Statute shall apply to the bonds or notes herein authorized. 

4. Ratification. All acts done or taken by the town of 
Salem before and in anticipation of the passage of this act 
and relating to the bonds or notes herein authorized are 
hereby ratified and confirmed. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take eff'ect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 22, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 294. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HAVERHILL TO ISSUE 
REFUNDING BONDS. 

S'.ci'ioN I S'-CnoN 

1. Authority. 3. Application of general law. • 

2. Ratification. I 4. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Authority. The town of Haverhill is hereby authorized 
to issue its bonds to the amount of sixty thousand dollars for 



318 Chapter 295 [1931 

the purpose of refunding an equal amount of temporary loans 
originally made for bridge construction. 

2. Ratification. The said bonds shall conform to the vote 
at the annual meeting of the said town held on March 10, 1981, 
which vote is hereby ratified and confirmed so far as may be 
necessary. 

3. Application of General Law. Except in so far as this 
act or the vote of the town may be inconsistent, the provisions 
of chapter 59 of the Public Laws shall apply to the bonds 
herein authorized. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 22, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 295. 

AN ACT ENLARGING THE POWERS OF MOORE'S FALLS CORPORATION. 

Skction I Si'.nioN' 

1. Amenclmcnt. | 2. Takes dTcrl. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representafines in 
General Court convened: 

1. Amendment. Amend section 3 of chapter 221 of the 
Laws of 1923 as amended by chapter 304 of the Laws of 1925 
by striking out the whole of said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: Sect. 3. The rights, powers, privi- 
leges and franchises conferred by this act shall terminate and 
be forfeited on the first day of September, 1937, unless the 
actual work of constructing its dam and power plant by said 
Moore's Falls Corporation shall be commenced on or before 
said date and be prosecuted with reasonable diligence there- 
after until completed and in operation. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 28, 1931.] 



1931] Chapter 296 319 

CHAPTER 296. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE GRANITE STATE 
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY AND AUTHORIZING SAID COM- 
PANY TO INSURE AGAINST EARTHQUAKES; ALSO 
AGAINST THE RISKS OF BOMBARDMENT AND 
STRIKES. 

SiXTioN I Section 

1. Authority granted. i 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Authority Granted. Amend section 1 of chapter 172 
of the Laws of 1874, as amended by section 2 of chapter 161 
of the Laws of 1885, chapter 262 of the Laws of 1915, chapter 
298 of the Laws of 1917, and chapter 228 of the Laws of 1921, 
by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: Section 1. That Frank Jones, Edwin Wallace, 
Samuel C. Fisher, John W. Sanborn, Charles H. Sawyer, Alvah 
W. Sulloway, George H. Stowell, Thomas G. Jameson and John 
F. Cloutman and their associates, successors and assigns be 
and they hereby are incorporated and made a body politic 
by the name of the Granite State Fire Insurance Company, 
to be located within this state where the board of directors 
may determine, with authority to have and exercise all the 
powers and privileges incident to corporations of a similar 
nature, for the purpose of making and effecting insurance in 
the following cases : against loss or damage by fire, tornado, 
hail, lightning, earthquake, explosion, and sprinkler leakage; 
also against the risks of bombardment, riot, strikes and civil 
commotion; also from theft or other casualty in connection 
with the use of registered mail ; also on vessels, cars, or other 
vehicles, freight, goods, effects and money loaned on bottomry 
or respondentia, against loss or damage resulting from the 
perils of the sea and other perils usually insured against by 
marine insurance or from the risks and hazards of inland 
navigation and transportation; and also insurance on motor 
vehicles, their fittings and contents and use and occupancy, 
against loss or damage resulting from accident, theft, collision 
or other casualty, and against liability of the owner or user 
thereof for injury or damage to property caused thereby. 



320 Chapter 297 [1931 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 29, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 297. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE NEW HAMP- 
SHIRE FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY AND AUTHORIZING SAID 
COMPANY TO INSURE AGAINST EARTHQUAKES ; ALSO FROM 
THEFT OR OTHER CASUALTY IN CONNECTION 
WITH THE USE OF REGISTERED MAIL. 

SkCTION I Sl-'.CTION 

1. Auth(M-it3^ granted. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Authority Granted. Amend section 1 of chapter 97 of 
the Laws of 1869, as amended by chapter 234 of the Laws of 
1909, chapter 259 of the Laws of 1915, chapter 281 of the 
Laws of 1917 and chapter 280 of the Laws of 1925, by striking 
out said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 
Section 1. That Ezekiel A. Straw, James A. Weston, Samuel 
N. Bell, Albert H. Daniels, Samuel Upton, George B. Chandler, 
Clinton W. Stanley, David Gillis, John S. Harvey, Woodbury 
F. Prescott, William D. Knapp, Moses R. Emerson, John F. 
Chase, and their associates, successors and assigns be and 
they hereby are incorporated and made a body politic by the 
name of the New Hampshire Fire Insurance Company, to be 
located at Manchester, in said state, with authority to have 
and exercise all the powers and privileges incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature, for the purpose of making and effect- 
ing insurance against loss by fire, tornado, hail, lightning, 
earthquake, explosion, and sprinkler leakage ; also against the 
risks of bombardment, riot, strikes and civil commotion ; also 
from theft or other casualty in connection with the use of 
registered mail; also on vessels, cars, or other vehicles, 
freight, goods, effects and money loaned on bottomry or re- 
spondentia, against loss or damage resulting from the perils 
of the sea and other perils usually insured against by marine 
insurance or from the risks and hazards of inland navigation 



1931] Chapter 298 321 

and transportation; and also insurance on motor vehicles, 
their fittings and contents and use and occupancy, against loss 
or damage resulting from accident, theft, collision or other 
casualty, and against liability of the owner or user thereof for 
injury or damage to property caused thereby. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 29, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 298. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO NEW LONDON SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



Section 

3. Takes effect. 



Section 

L Excess limit for schoolhouse. 
2. Special district meeting. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Excess Limit for Schoolhouse. The New London 

School District of the town of New London is hereby author- 
ized to incur indebtedness in an amount not exceeding eighty 
thousand dollars for the purpose of erecting a school building, 
said amount to be the limit of bonded indebtedness of said 
school district. The money so raised and appropriated shall 
not be included as a part of the debt of the town in ascertain- 
ing and fixing the net debt of said town under the provisions 
of chapter 59 of the Public Laws. 

2. Special District Meeting. The indebtedness provided 
for by the preceding section may be raised and appropriated 
at a special meeting of said district called for that purpose. 
The provisions of section 3, chapter 120 of the Public Laws, 
as amended by section 2, chapter 56 of the Laws of 1927, shall 
not apply to said special district meeting but said appropria- 
tion may be made by majority vote of the voters of said dis- 
trict present and voting at said special meeting. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 29, 1931.] 



322 



Chapter 299 



[1931 



CHAPTER 299. 



AN ACT TO DISSOLVE CERTAIN CORPORATIONS. 



Section 

1. Charters repealed. 

2. Remedies preserved. 

3. Reinstatement. 



Section . ■ 

4. Continued existence for what 
purposes. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
1. Charters Repealed. The charter or certificate of in- 
corporation of each of the following named corporations is 
hereby repealed, revoked and annulled: 
Aluminum Foundry Company of Meredith (Meredith, 1927) 
Amsden & Horn, Inc. (Laconia, 1926) 
Automatic Coal Burner Corporation (Concord, 1929) 
Balsam's Transportation Company, Inc., The (Dixville, 1924) 
Barton Company, The (Manchester, 1904) 
Beacon Realty Company (Plymouth, 1924) 
Berlin Nash Company, Incorporated, The (Berlin, 1926) 
Big Six (Manchester, 1909) 
Bishop's Restaurant, Inc. (Hanover, 1927) 
Blaser & Phillips, Incorporated (Danville, 1929) 
Booth Radio Laboratories, Inc. (Manchester, 1927) 
Bowen Motor Company, Inc. (Charlestown, 1921) 
Brandenburg Motor Company (Claremont, 1928) 
Bristol Food and Creamery Company (Bristol, 1923) 
Brown's Lumber Company of Whitefield (1874) 
Bryant Corporation, H. J. (Concord, 1928) 
Burnham, Bush & Straw Manufacturing Company, Inc. (Con- 

toocook, 1922) 
Camp Acadia, Inc. (Laconia, 1929) 
Camp Bay State, Inc. (Tilton, 1928) 
Candia Manufacturing Company (Candia, 1928) 
Cavanaugh Brothers (Manchester, 1923) 
Charlestown Machine Company (Charlestown, 1917) 
Charlestown Woolen Company (Charlestown, 1921) 
City Chevrolet Company, Incorporated (Manchester, 1927) 
City Club of Rochester (Rochester, 1917) 
Claremont Fuel and Supply Company (Claremont, 1926) 
Community Theatres, Inc. (Lincoln, R. I., 1928) 
Concord Household Appliance — Inc. (Concord, 1928) 



1931] Chapter 299 323 

Cone, Bushway, Inc. (West Lebanon, 1928) 

Consolidated Mica Co. (Canaan, 1928) 

Contoocook Valley Creamery Co. (Henniker Village, 1889) 

Coos County Telephone Company (1905) 

Coos Telephone Company (Lancaster, 1907) 

Crags Company, The (Bartlett, 1925) 

Critchett Bros. Inc. (Raymond, 1923) 

Currier Drug Company, The (Manchester, 1906) 

Currier Co., Inc., G. B. (West Stewartstown, 1923) 

Derry Toy Manufacturing Company (Derry, 1927) 

Derry Wood Heel Company, Inc. (Derry, 1928) 

Derryfield Co., Inc., The (Manchester, 1924) 

Eastern Minerals Company of New Hampshire (Hooksett, 

1927) 
Etna and Hanover Center Telephone Company (Etna and 

Hanover Center, 1921) 
Farmington Savings Bank (Farmington, 1868) 
Farrar Brothers Company (Troy, 1919) 
Federal Lumber Company (Groton, 1918) 
Flather Foundry Company (Nashua, 1892) 
Folsom's, Inc. (Manchester, 1922) 
Gardiner, Beardsell & Company, Inc. (Nashua, 1925) 
Gay Company, The R. D. (Manchester, 1910) 
Gelinas & Sons, Inc., J. 0. (Manchester, 1924) 
Gerlach Garage, Inc. (Franklin, 1927) 
Giffin Coal Co. (Keene, 1906) • 
Gillette Manufacturing Company (Concord, 1913) 
Goss & Dyke, Inc. (Hanover, 1928) 
Granite State Co-operative Loan Association (Manchester, 

1924) 
Granite State Flying School, Incorporated, of Keene (Keene, 

1928) 
Granite State Flying Service, Inc. (Hudson, 1928) 
Granite State Motors Company (Tilton, 1919) 
Granite State Outing Club (Manchester, 1910) 
Guptill, Inc., Hervey E. (Seabrook, 1928) 
Hall Drug Co., John B. (Manchester, 1924) 
Harmon Company, The R. F. (Conway, 1925) 
Hellenic Baking Company (Nashua, 1917) 
Henniker Academy (Henniker, 1836) 



324 Chapter 299 [1931 

Hillsborough County Fair Association (Greenfield, 1919) 

Hollis Electric Light Company (HolHs, 1916) 

Homestead Realty Company, The (Manchester, 1920) 

Houle's Tire and Battery Shop, Inc. (Nashua, 1927) 

Huard Bros., Inc. (Manchester, 1927) 

Hutchinson, Inc., Miller Reese (Concord, 1921) 

Investors Realty Co. (Manchester, 1926) 

Kearsarge Creamery Building Association (Warner, 1901) 

Keene Korrugated Kase Ko. (Keene, 1928) 

Keniston, Incorporated (Concord, 1927) 

Klein Motor Co. (Manchester, 1928) 

Lake Road Woodworking Corporation (Manchester, 1928) 

Lake Tarleton Club (Haverhill, 1909) 

Lannin Co., Inc., J. J. (Dixville, 1922) 

Lebanon Motor Company, Inc. (Lebanon, 1922) 

Lisbon Products, Incorporated (Lisbon, 1929) 

Louis The Tailor, Inc. (Manchester, 1926) 

Loveren Co., Inc., The (Antrim, 1922) 

M & C Realty Corporation (Concord, 1929) 

Manchester Baseball Club (Manchester, 1925) 

Manchester Coal & Ice Company (Manchester, 1895) 

Manchester Manufacturing Company (Manchester, 1928) 

Manchester Real Estate Exchange (Manchester, 1914) 

Manchester Waste Paper Co., Inc. (Manchester, 1927) 

Massasecum Spring Company, Incorporated, The (Bradford, 

1926) 
Maynard Theatres Company (Rochester, 1925) 
Meredith Airport, Inc. (Meredith, 1928) 
Meredith Heights Inn (Meredith, 1928) 
Meredith Heights Land Company (Meredith, 1928) 
Merrimack Valley Sun, Inc. (Manchester, 1928) 
Mont Vernon Country Club, Inc. (Mont Vernon, 1927) 
Mt. Sunapee Lodge, Inc. (Newbury, 1927) 
Nashua Sun, Inc. (Nashua, 1929) 

Nashua Times and Merchants' Booster (Nashua, 1928) 
New England Manufacturing Company (Hancock, 1928) 
New Hampshire Development Co., Inc. (Manchester, 1926) 
New Hampshire Publishing Company (Manchester, 1928) 
New Hampshire Spring Water Company (Laconia, 1927) 
Northern Industrial Finance Company, The (Berlin, 1929) 



1931] Chapter 299 325 

Notre Dame Investment Company, The (Manchester, 1919) 

Nu-Fashion Home Bakery (Manchester, 1923) 

Nut Electro-Frier, Incorporated (Dover, 1928) 

Old Guaranty Savings Bank of Nashua, The (Nashua, 1863) 

Orpheum Amusement Company, The (Manchester, 1920) 

Outing Club, The (Concord, 1896) 

P & Q Shop of Manchester, N. H., Inc. (Manchester, 1919) 

Pannaway Pictures Corporation (Boscawen, 1926) 

Peterborough Company, The (Peterborough, 1920) 

Piermont Creamery, Inc., The (Piermont, 1924) 

Pike Woodlands Company (Haverhill, 1909) 

Play-Cit Manufacturing Company (Nashua, 1928) 

Presidential Inn, Inc. (Conway, 1927) 

Priscilla Confectionery Company, Inc., The (Lebanon, 1923) 

Proctor & Guier Shoe Company (Concord, 1921) 

Puritan, The (Keene, 1927) 

Redington Hub Company (Warner, 1909) 

Richardson's Garage, Incorporated (Concord, 1923) 

Ruggles Mining Company (Plymouth, 1923) 

Rumney Cemetery Association, The (Rumney, 1908) 

Salomon's Stores, Inc. (Littleton, 1922) 

Sanborn and At wood Corporation (Manchester, 1924) 

Sandown Community Hall Association (Sandown, 1920) 

Sarasin Six Wheel Truck Co. of New Hampshire, The (Bristol, 

1928) 
Se-No-So Laboratory, Inc. (Claremont, 1929) 
Silsby & Johnson Co. (Newport, 1898) 
Smith, Smith & Berry Company, Incorporated (Portsmouth, 

1917) 
Splendid Lunch, Incorporated, of Claremont (Claremont, 1927) 
Standard Feldspar Company (Rumney, 1925) 
Standard Sand & Gravel Co. (Manchester, 1916) 
Standard Stocking Company (Franklin, 1930) 
Stoneleigh School (Rye, 1930) 
Tanner Co., Wm. P. (Manchester, 1928) 
Texoreco Company, Inc. (Nashua, 1928) 
Thompson Shoe Co., The (Concord, 1929) 
Thornell Lumber Co., Inc., C. E. (Exeter, 1926) 
Tileston-James Shoe Company (Derry, 1928) 
Tilton Box Company (Manchester, 1905) 



326 Chapter 299 [1931 

Times Publishing Company (Nashua, 1928) 

Tonkin Construction Company, Inc. (Nashua, 1928) 

Tree and Shrub Care Company (Rochester, 1928) 

Triangle Motors Company, Incorporated (Berlin, 1928) 

Tuttle and Leavitt Company, Inc. (Farmington, 1925) 

United States Liniment Company (Manchester, 1928) 

Verette, Inc., M. (Manchester, 1927) 

Vye-Neill Company of New Hampshire (Manchester, 1928) 

Walk Shoe Co., Inc. (Rochester, 1930) 

Wearhouse, Inc., The (Hanover, 1929) 

Webster Hosiery Company, Inc. (Franklin, 1925) 

Webster Hotel Company, Daniel (Franklin, 1929) 

Wells Co., Inc., S. F. (Penacook, 1927) 

Wheelock Insurance Agency, Inc. (West Lebanon, 1928) 

Willey Farms Company, The (Sutton, 1911) 

Williams Display Co. (Manchester, 1925) 

Woodstock Lumber Company (Woodstock, 1907) 

The principal place of business and date of year of in- 
corporation, when given in the above list, are included for the 
purpose of distinguishing corporations of the same or similar 
names. 

2. Remedies Preserved. No remedy against any such 
corporation, its stockholders or officers, for any liability pre- 
viously incurred, shall be impaired hereby. 

3. Reinstatement. Any such corporation may, within 
ninety days after the date that this act takes effect, reinstate 
itself as a corporation by the payment of any fees in arrears 
and the filing with the secretary of state of any annual re- 
turns required by law and a statement under oath, signed by 
the clerk or secretary of such corporation, that it desires that 
its charter or certificate of incorporation shall remain in full 
force and effect. 

4. Continued Existence for What Purposes. The corpora- 
tion so dissolved shall, nevertheless, continue as a body 
corporate for the term of three years, for the purpose of pre- 
senting and defending suits by or against it and of gradually 
closing and settling its concerns and distributing its assets, 
including the disposition and transfer of all or any part of its 
property, and for no other purpose; provided, however, that 
the superior court shall have power at any time when it shall 



1931] Chapter 300 327 

be made to appear, upon the petition of any interested party, 
that the protection of proprietary or other rights requires the 
doing of any act or thing by or in behalf of any such corpora- 
tion, to order the doing of such acts or things, and for this 
purpose may appoint and authorize an agent to act for and 
in the name of such dissolved corporation and any action so 
ordered and done shall be effective corporate action. 
[Approved May 1, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 300. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF EXETER TO ISSUE SERIAL 

NOTES OR BONDS IN THE SUM OF TWENTY-FIVE 

THOUSAND DOLLARS. 



Section 


Section 


1. Issuance of notes or bonds. 


3. Takes effect 


2. Interest. 





Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Issuance of Notes or Bonds. The selectmen of the town 
of Exeter are hereby empowered and authorized to issue for 
and in behalf of said town serial notes or bonds to an amount 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars for the purpose of 
defraying the cost of remodeling the town hall in said town; 
said notes or bonds to be issued in conformity to chapter 59 
of the Public Laws, covering a period not exceeding twenty 
years. 

2. Interest. Said serial notes or bonds shall bear interest 
at not exceeding four and one-half per cent per annum and 
shall be signed by the selectmen of said town and counter- 
signed by the treasurer of said town. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon ito 
passage. 

[Approved May 1, 1931.] 



328 Chapter 301 [1931 

CHAPTER 301. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ACTION OF THE BETHLEHEM SCHOOL 

DISTRICT TAKEN AT A SPECIAL MEETING OF SAID 

DISTRICT HELD ON APRIL 22, 1931. 

Section I Section 

1. Votes ratified. | '2. Takes effect. 

Whereas, the Bethlehem School District, at a special school 
meeting, held in said district on April 22, 1931, elected Warren 
Woods, Bernard L. Harvey and M. J. Sullivan as a building 
committee; and 

Whereas, said district by a vote of two hundred and 
seventy-five in the affirmative and four in the negative, there 
being five hundred and forty-two names on the check-list of 
said district, voted yes upon the following article: "To see 
if the district will vote to construct a building for high and 
elementary grades and equip the same, at a total cost not to 
exceed one hundred thousand dollars, said sum of one hun- 
dred thousand dollars to include the removal of the old build- 
ing and the grading of grounds for the new building, and to 
see if the district will vote to raise and appropriate money for 
the same and to see if the district will vote to authorize the 
school board to issue bonds on the credit of the school district 
in the sum not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars, to 
carry out any action that may be taken under this article; 
the said bonds to be issued for such time, and under such 
terms as provided by law ; and to see if the district will direct 
how such sums as may be raised under this article, shall be 
expended;" 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Votes Ratified. That the votes taken at said meeting 
are hereby ratified, legalized and confirmed, and said district 
is hereby authorized to build a school building for high and 
elementary grades and equip the same at a total cost not to ex- 
ceed one hundred thousand dollars ; said sum to include the re- 
moval of the old building and the grading of grounds for the 
new building, and the school board of said district is hereby 
authorized to raise said sum of one hundred thousand dollars 
on the credit of said school district and to issue bonds for said 



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329 



sum, payable at such times and under such terms as is pro- 
vided by law, and said building committee is hereby author- 
ized to remove the old building, grade the grounds for a new 
building and construct said new building, 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 5, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 302. 

AN ACT PERMITTING THE TOWN OF BARTLETT, THE TOWN 
JACKSON, THE NORTH CONWAY LIGHTING PRECINCT, 
THE INTERVALE LIGHTING PRECINCT AND VICINITY 
TO BECOME A VILLAGE DISTRICT. 



OF 



Section 


Section 


1. Establishment. 


4. Procedure. 


2. Approval of towns and pre- 


5. Officers. 


cincts required. 


6. Taxation ; borrowing 


3. Organization meeting. 


7. Maintenance. 




8. Takes efifect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

1. Establishment. Upon petition of ten or more legal 
voters, inhabitants of the town of Bartlett, the town of Jack- 
son, the North Conway Lighting Precinct, the Intervale Light- 
ing Precinct, the selectmen of such town or towns together 
with the selectmen of the town of Conway in which said pre- 
cincts are located shall fix by suitable boundaries, a district in- 
cluding such parts of the town or towns as may seem to them 
convenient for the construction or purchase and maintenance 
of a municipal lighting plant under the provisions of chapter 
44 of the Public Laws, said plant to be used for the purpose of 
supplying through the whole or any portions of said district 
electricity for the use of its citizens and others. The select- 
men above mentioned shall cause a record of the petition and 
their doings thereon to be recorded in the records of the towns 
in which the district is situate, said record to be made within 
ten days from the receipt of said petition. 

2. Approval of Towns and Precincts Required. A special 
meeting of the legal voters shall be held in each of said towns 



330 Chapter 302 [1931 

and precincts, not less than ninety days from the date this 
act becomes effective, to ascertain whether said towns of 
Bartlett and Jackson and the North Conway Lighting Precinct 
and the Intervale Lighting Precinct approve the formation of 
said district. The meetings shall be called by the selectmen 
and commissioners of the towns and precincts and notice given 
thereof in the same manner as for town meetings. At each 
of said meetings a check-list shall be used and the vote shall 
be by ballot. The check-list shall be prepared and posted in 
the manner required for town meetings. If a majority of 
those present and voting at each of said meetings shall ap- 
prove the formation of the district, then an organization 
meeting shall be called by the selectmen of said towns as here- 
inafter provided. If a majority of those present and voting 
at each of said meetings shall not approve the formation of 
the district but a majority of those present and voting 
at one or more of the said meetings shall approve the forma- 
tion of the district then the selectmen of the town or towns 
approving the formation of said district, together with the 
selectmen of the town of Conway, if either of said precincts 
approves the formation of said district at its meeting, shall 
fix by suitable boundaries a new district, including such parts 
of their town or towns as may seem to them convenient, for 
the purposes specified in section 1 of this act and shall call 
an organization meeting as hereinafter provided. The layout 
of the new district shall be recorded in the records of the town 
or towns in which the district is situated, said record to be 
recorded within ten days from the last special meeting pro- 
vided for by this section. 

3. Organization Meeting. If said district is approved by 
any town or precinct at its special meeting, as provided for in 
section 2, then the selectmen of the town or towns so approv- 
ing, together with the selectmen of the town of Conway if 
either of said precincts approves the formation of said district 
at its meeting, shall call a meeting of the legal voters residing 
in the district as first laid out if approved by all of said towns 
and precincts, or as newly laid out if all of said towns and 
precincts did not approve the formation of the district as 
provided for in section 2, to see if they will vote to establish 
the district and if so to choose necessary officers therefor and 



1931] Chapter 302 331 

to see if the district will authorize the treasurer and commis- 
sioners to borrow and hire as provided in chapter 59 of the 
Public Laws of New Hampshire such sums of money on the 
credit of the district as may be deemed necessary and ex- 
pedient for the purpose of defraying the cost of purchasing 
or taking the plant, property or facilities of any public utility 
operating within the district which the district may acquire 
or for construction or enlarging any plant, works or system, 
said indebtedness not to exceed at any one time ten per cent 
of the tax valuation of the municipahty. The selectmen shall 
call the meeting and give notice thereof in the same manner 
town meetings are called and warned except that the warrant 
shall be posted in two or more public places in the district, 

4. Procedure. At such meeting the legal voters may by 
vote establish the district, give it a name, and choose neces- 
sary officers therefor to hold office until the annual meeting 
of the district, and the district shall thereupon be a body, 
corporate and politic, and shall have all the powers in relation 
to the objects for which it was estabished that towns have 
or may have in relation to like objects and all that are neces- 
sary for the accomphshment of its purposes, and the district 
may at its organization meeting raise and appropriate money 
by taxation or, as provided in chapter 59 of the Public Laws 
of New Hampshire, borrow and hire on the credit of the dis- 
trict necessary money to carry out its purposes and may 
authorize the issue of bonds by a vote of two thirds of all the 
voters present and voting as at an annual meeting, and said 
district may do any other act or acts at its first meeting that 
towns or village districts may do at any annual meeting and 
all laws applicable to village districts shall apply to this dis- 
trict except in so far as they may be inconsistent with this 
act. 

5. Officers. The officers of such district shall consist of a 
moderator, a clerk, three commissioners, a treasurer and such 
other officers and agents as the voters thereof may judge 
necessary for managing the district's affairs, or as may be 
directed by law to be chosen. No two commissioners shall 
be residents of the same town or precinct forming the dis- 
trict except in the event that less than three of said towns 



332 Chapter 303 [1931 

and precincts form the district in which case each town and 
precinct forming the district shall be represented. 

6. Taxation; Borrowing. The district may raise by taxa- 
tion and appropriate or may borrow and hire, as provided by 
chapter 59 of the Public Laws of New Hampshire, money on 
the credit of the municipality to carry out its purposes, said 
indebtedness not to exceed at one time ten per cent of the tax 
valuation of the district. 

7. Maintenance. Said district may raise by taxation and 
appropriate such sums as may be necessary over and above the 
earnings from said plant to pay the charges of operating and 
maintaining the same and to pay the principal and interest on 
their notes and bonds. 

8. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 303. 



AN ACT TO EXEMPT FROM TAXATION THE PROPERTY OF. THE 
EXETER HOSPITAL OF EXETER. 

Section I Section 

1. Property exemption. I 2. Takes effect. 

Whereas the Exeter Hospital is a corporation duly 
established by chapter 206 of the Laws of 1907, as amended 
by chapter 170 of the Laws of 1923, for the purpose of main- 
taining a hospital in Exeter for the relief, care and treatment 
of the sick and disabled ; and 

Whereas the real and personal estate of said Exeter 
Hospital is devoted to benevolent and charitable uses; now, 
therefore 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Property Exemption. All property real or personal of 
the Exeter Hospital shall be exempt from taxation so far as 
the same is and shall be devoted to and used and occupied for 
benevolent and charitable purposes; provided however that 
the exemption granted by this act as regards real estate here- 



1931] Chapter 304 333 

after acquired by the corporation shall apply only to 
subsequent improvements therein and thereon and the real 
estate so acquired shall be assessed and taxed as other similar 
land and real estate in the vicinity is assessed and taxed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 304. 



AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE CEN- 
TENNIAL HOME FOR THE AGED. 



Section 

1. Authority to hold property in- 
creased. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

1. Authority to Hold Property Increased. Section 2 of 
chapter 118 of the Laws of 1876, as amended by section 1 of 
chapter 152 of the Laws of 1893, and by chapter 317 of the 
Laws of 1917, is hereby amended by striking out the whole of 
said section and substituting therefor the following: Sect. 
2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to establish and 
maintain in the city of Concord an institution for the support 
and maintenance of aged people of both sexes, and for that 
purpose may take and hold real and personal estate, by dona- 
tion, bequest or otherwise, to an amount not exceeding one 
million dollars, which shall be exempt from taxation, so far as 
the same are devoted to and used and occupied for benevolent 
and charitable purposes, and may sell, convey and dispose 
of the same at pleasure, and may erect and maintain such 
buildings and appurtenances as may be deemed necessary for 
the purposes of the corporation; provided however that the 
exemption granted by this act as regards real estate hereafter 
acquired by the corporation shall apply only to subsequent 
improvements therein and thereon and the real estate so 
acquired shall be assessed and taxed as other similar land and 
real estate in the vicinity is assessed and taxed. 



334 Chapter 305 [1931 

2, Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 305. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PROPERTY OF THE MANCHESTER 
HISTORIC ASSOCIATION FROM TAXATION. 

Section I Section 

1. Exemption. | 2. Takes effect. 

Whereas the Manchester Historic Association proposes to 
erect a building for its own use in the city of Manchester with 
funds donated and to be donated to said association for this 
purpose, and 

Whereas said association is formed solely for educational 
purposes and the preservation of records of the history of the 
city and not for the purpose of profit or gain, therefore 

Be if enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Exemption. All property real or personal of the Man- 
chester Historic Association shall be exempt from taxation 
so far as the same is and shall be devoted to and used and oc- 
cupied for the purposes of said association ; provided however 
that the exemption granted by this act as regards real estate 
now owned or hereafter acquired by the association shall apply 
only to subsequent improvements therein and thereon and the 
real estate now owned or so acquired shall be assessed and 
taxed as other similar land and real estate in the vicinity is 
assessed and taxed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 6, 1931.] 



1931] Chapters 306, 307 335 

CHAPTER 306. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO PER- 
MIT SEASONAL SUSPENSION OF STEAM RAILROAD SERVICE 
BETWEEN WING ROAD AND FABYAN. 

Section I Section 

1. Seasonal suspension. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Conrt convened: • 

1. Seasonal Suspension. The public service commission 
may authorize the Boston & Maine Raih'oad to discontinue in 
whole or in part, during the period from December fifteenth 
to April fifteenth in each or any' year or so much of such 
period as the commission may deem expedient, the operation 
of passenger and freight trains between Wing Road and 
Fabyan, if it shall appear that such seasonal suspension of 
service is not inconsistent with the public good and is neces- 
sary to avoid unreasonable expense to said railroad; but no 
order authorizing such suspension shall be made without 
notice to the attorney-general and such public notice and hear- 
ing as the commission may deem reasonable. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 307. 



AN ACT CONSTRUING "AN ACT RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE 
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF HANOVER," APPROVED APRIL 14, 1931. 

Sfxtion I Section 

1. Construction. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
1. Construction. Section 1 of "An Act relating to the 
powers of the School District of Hanover," approved April 14, 
1931*, shall be so construed that in ascertaining and fixing the 
net debt of the town of Hanover and the other municipal 
corporations within the said town under the provisions of the 



*Page 309, ante. 



336 Chapters 308, 309 [1931 

Municipal Bonds Statute there shall be excluded so much of 
the indebtedness hereafter incurred by the said district under 
authority of the said act approved April 14, 1931, as, with all 
the other bonded indebtedness of the said district, exceeds 
two per cent of the last assessed valuation. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 308. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF BELKNAP TO ISSUE BONDS. 

Section | Section 

1. Authority. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

1. Authority. For the purpose of meeting deficiencies in 
money raised for county expenses heretofore made and/or 
accrued the commissioners of Belknap county may, with the 
authority of the county convention, issue the bonds of the 
county in the sum of not more than sixty-five thousand dol- 
lars. The said bonds shall be issued and the details thereof 
determined in accordance with the general provisions of 
chapters 35, 38, and 59 of the Public Laws. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



CHAPTER 309. 



AN ACT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING A SITE FOR A STATE 
ARMORY BUILDING IN THE TOV^N OF CLAREMONT. 



Section 

1. Appropriation authorized. 

2. Bonds authorized. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
1. Appropriatibn Authorized. The town of Claremont is 
hereby authorized and empowered by majority vote of its 



1931] Chapter 309 337 

citizens present at any regular meeting of said town or at any 
special meeting of said town duly called for that purpose to 
raise and appropriate a sum of money not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars for the purpose of providing a lot of land in 
said town for the erection thereon of a state armory building. 
And said town of Claremont by its selectmen or other oflficer 
or officers duly authorized is hereby empowered to convey any 
or all land which may be acquired under the provisions of this 
act by proper deed of conveyance to the state of New Hamp- 
shire for the consideration that said state shall use said land 
for the purpose of erecting and maintaining thereon a state 
armory building, and said deed to be conditioned that when- 
ever said state shall cease to use and occupy said land for 
state armory purposes that the title to said land shall revert 
to the town of Claremont. Said conveyance of said land by 
the town to said state shall be made as aforesaid whenever the 
state by its duly authorized officer shall notify said town that 
an appropriation has been made by the state for the erection 
of a state armory in said Claremont, and that said state is 
ready to proceed with the erection of the same. 

2. Bonds Authorized. For the purpose of providing said 
sum of not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, authorized 
under the provisions of the preceding section, said town of 
Claremont is hereby authorized and empowered to issue its 
notes, at such times and at such rate of interest not exceeding 
six per cent as its selectmen may determine. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved May 7, 1931.] 



SPECIAL SESSION 

FEBRUARY 18. TO FEBRUARY 28, 1930 



CHAPTER 1. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE BUILDING AT THE 
EASTERN STATES EXPOSITION. 

Section I Section 

1. Rental; maintenance. | 2. Takes eflfect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Rental; Maintenance. Amend chapter 40 of the Laws 
of 1929 by striking out section 6 and inserting in place thereof 
the following new sections: 6. Income, The commission 
may rent the building or parts of the building for exhibition 
purposes, at reasonable rents or rates, giving first preference 
to exhibitors of this state and from the income received pay 
the expenses and operating charges of said building, includ- 
ing a reasonable sum for insurance against loss by fire or 
other casualty, and turn over the balance thereof to the state 
treasurer to be held under a separate fund for the puiT30ses of 
said building. 6-a. Repairs. In case of partial or total de- 
struction of the building by fire or otherwise the commission 
may, under authorization of the governor and council, make 
needed repairs or replacement and for that purpose may use 
the proceeds of any insurance policy and whatever may be 
necessary from the building fund herein provided for. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 28, 1930.] 



1930] Chapter 2 339 

CHAPTER 2. 

AN ACT RATIFYING THE ACTION OF THE COOS COUNTY DELEGA- 
TION RELATING TO AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE COOS 
COUNTY FARM. 

Section [ Sectiox 

1. Legalization. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Legalization. The vote and action taken by the Coos 
county delegation, at a meeting held on February 26, 1930, 
on the following resolution are hereby legalized and con- 
firmed: Resolved, that the sum of two hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars is hereby appropriated to provide for the 
construction, equipment and furaishing of a new county farm 
and necessary facilities and buildings connected therewith. 
Of said appropriation an amount not exceeding forty thousand 
dollars shall be used to purchase a location for the county 
farm for said county. A committee of nine is hereby ap- 
pointed to consist of the following: the three county commis- 
sioners for said Coos county, the chairman and clerk of the 
Coos county delegation and four other members of the county 
delegation to be appointed by the chairman of said delegation. 
Said committee is authorized to make all the necessary con- 
tracts for plans of construction, equipment and furnishing of 
said county farm and other building or buildings and facilities, 
and to expend said sum or such portion thereof as may be 
necessary. Said committee is further authorized and em- 
powered to dispose of the existing buildings and equipment at 
the Coos County Farm at Stewartstown upon the most favor- 
able terms available and the proceeds therefrom shall be ap- 
plied to carry out the provisions of this resolution. Said 
committee is further authorized to take such steps as may be 
necessary to fully effect the transfer of said county farm from 
Stewartstown to the lower part, of the county. The county 
commissioners for said county are authorized and directed to 
complete the purchase of said farm on or before May 1, 1930, 
and upon failure of said commissioners to so complete said 
purchase the remaining members of said committee of nine 
are authorized to complete said purchase. 



340 Chapter 3 [1930 

The county commissioners are authorized and directed to 
borrow upon the faith and credit of the county said sum of 
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars or any portion thereof 
to carry out the provisions of this resolution and for that pur- 
pose may issue bonds and notes in the name and on behalf of 
the county at a rate of interest not exceeding five per cent 
per annum. Such bonds shall be designated Coos County 
Farm Bonds and, except as herein otherwise provided, such 
bonds and notes shall be issued in conformity with the pro- 
visions of chapters 38 and 59 of the Pubhc Laws. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 28, 1930.] 



CHAPTER 3. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE COUNTY CONVENTION OF SULLIVAN 
COUNTY. 

Section | Sf.ction 

L Debt limit increased. | 2 Tak-.s effect. 

Be it. enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Debt Limit Increased. The county convention of the 
county of Sullivan is hereby authorized to incur indebtedness 
to an amount not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars for the purpose of constructing buildings at the county 
farm of said county and making additions to existing build- 
ings at said county farm. The money so raised and appro- 
priated shall not be included as a part of the debt of said 
county in ascertaining and fixing the net debt of said county 
under the provisions of section 7, chapter 59 of the Public 
Laws. 

2. Takes Effect, This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 28, 1930.] 



1930] Chapter 4 341 

CHAPTER 4. 

AN ACT RELATING TO INSTITUTIONAL EXEMPTIONS. 

Section | Section 

1. Institutions defined. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Institutions Defined. Amend section 22, chapter 60 of 
the Pubhc Laws by inserting after the word "Veterans" in the 
eighth line of said section the words Veterans of Foreign 
Wars, and by adding at the end of said section the following : 
No institution shall be deemed an educational institution 
which does not have a curriculum regularly approved by the 
state board of education and in which training is not given 
for at least six months of each calendar year, and no institu- 
tion shall be deemed a religious institution for the purpose 
of this act which does not conduct religious services for at 
least six months of each calendar year, but this hmitation 
shall not apply to any church property owned and maintained 
by any regularly recognized and constituted denomination, 
sect or creed, or to property, though used less than six months 
in each year, of institutions regularly maintaining activities 
within this state, though not at the place where said property 
is situated, nor to any institution or organization exempted 
by any special act of the legislature so that said section when 
amended shall read: 22. Institutional Exemptions. The 
personal property of institutions devoted to educational pur- 
poses, charitable and religious societies, and of temperance 
societies, incorporated or organized within this state, and the 
real estate owned and occupied by them, their officers, or their 
students for the purposes for which they are established, par- 
sonages occupied by pastors of churches, and personal prop- 
erty owned and real estate owned and occupied by the Grand 
Army of the Republic, the United Spanish War Veterans, 
Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion, shall be 
exempt from taxation, provided none of the income or profits 
of the business of such corporations or institutions is divided 
among the stockholders or members, or is used or appro- 
priated for other than educational, charitable or religious 
purposes. No institution shall be deemed an educational in- 



342 Chapter 5 [1930 

stitution which does not have a curriculum regularly ap- 
proved by the state board of education and in which training 
is not given for at least six months of each calendar year, and 
no institution shall be deemed a religious institution for the 
purpose of this act which does not conduct religious services 
for at least six months of each calendar year, but this limita- 
tion shall not apply to any church property owned and 
maintained by any regularly recognized and constituted 
denomination, sect or creed, or to property, though used less 
than six months in each year, of institutions regularly main- 
taining activities within this state, though not at the place 
where said property is situated, nor to any institution or 
organization exempted by any special act of the legislature. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved February 28, 1930.] 



CHAPTER 5. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A RECESS COMMISSION TO 
STUDY THE SUBJECT OF TAXATION OF RETAIL STORES. 

Whereas there is a widespread belief that the present 
system of taxing retail stores is inequitable, unfair, unjust 
and unduly burdensome to the independent merchant while 
allowing the chain stores to escape without paying their just 
share of the cost of government, and that a way should be 
found of distributing the tax burden more equitably upon 
retail stores and in a manner better calculated to promote the 
general welfare, but that more available data is desirable, as 
suggested in the supplemental report of the recess tax com- 
mission, to determine the form of important changes in this 
respect in the state's system of taxation ; now therefore be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
That the governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, is hereby authorized and directed to appoint seven 
competent persons to constitute a commission for study and 
analysis of the subject of the taxation of retail stores, which 



1930] Chapters 6, 7 343 

commission shall report to the next legislature its findings and 
recommendations with respect to the expediency of revising 
or amending the existing tax laws, or any part thereof, in 
respect to the taxation of retail stores, together with drafts 
of any bills whose enactment it may recommend. The 
members of such commission shall serve without compensa- 
tion. 

[Approved February 28, 1930.] 



CHAPTER 6. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A COMMISSION 

TO STUDY AND DESIGNATE A SYSTEM OF SECONDARY 

HIGHWAYS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, is hereby authorized and directed to appoint a com- 
mission of three, consisting of the highway commissioner and 
two other persons, which commission shall study and desig- 
nate a system of secondary highways and report to the 
legislature of 1931. The members of said commission shall 
serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their 
necessary expenses. The sum of five hundred dollars is hereby 
appropriated to carry into effect the provisions hereof and 
said sum shall be a charge upon the maintenance fund for 
highways as provided by chapter 84 of the Pubhc Laws. 

[Approved February 28, 1930.] 



CHAPTER 7. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BRIDGE IN THE 
TOWN OF HEBRON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
That the sum of seven thousand dollars is hereby appro- 
priated on condition that the town of Hebron appro- 
priates three thousand dollars for building a bridge over the 



344 Chapters 8, 9 [1930 

inlet to Newfound lake on the road from Hebron to East 
Hebron. Said sums appropriated by the state and by the 
town shall be expended under the direction of the highway 
commissioner and the sum appropriated by the state shall be 
a charge upon the maintenance fund as provided by chapter 
84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved February 28, 1930.] 



CHAPTER 8. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MAIN ROAD 

LEADING FROM TAMWORTH VILLAGE TO WONOLANCET 

IN THE TOWN OF TAMWORTH. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court Qonvened: 
That the sum of seven thousand dollars for the year 1930, 
be and hereby is appropriated on condition that the town of 
Tamworth appropriates three thousand dollars for the im- 
provement of the main road leading from Tamworth Village 
to Wonolancet in the town of Tamworth. Said sums appro- 
priated by the state and by the town shall be expended under 
the direction of the state highway commissioner and the sum 
appropriated by the state shall be a charge upon the main- 
tenance funds as provided by chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 
[Approved February 28, 1930.] 



CHAPTER 9. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF GUY S. NEAL AND OTHERS. 

Resolfved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
That Guy S. Neal, sergeant-at-arms, be allowed the sum 
of $58.50; that Frank M. Ayer, sergeant-at-arms, be allowed 
the sum of $54; that Benjamin H. Bragg, custodian, be allowed 
the sum of $40; that Harvey E. Stowe, Charles A. Cloutman, 
Dan B. Bunnell, doorkeepers, be allowed the sum of $40 each ; 
that Raymond B. Lakeman, doorkeeper, be allowed the sum 
of $48; that George A. Simpson, warden, be allowed the sum 



1930] Chapter 9 345 

of $40; that Ross P. Sanborn, assistant warden, be allowed 
the sum of $40; that Arthur A. Tilton, Wilbur H. White, Walt 
M. Goodale, Edward L. Bacon, messengers, be allowed the 
sum of $40 each; that Percy S. Congdon, Wallace S. Thomp- 
son, Robert O. Kelley, pages, be allowed the sum of $25 each ; 
that Chris Korcoulis, page, be allowed the sum of $5; that 
Cyril J. Fretwell, speakei-'s page, be allowed the sum of $30; 
that Harrie M. Young and Norris H, Cotton, clerk of the 
house and senate, respectively, be allowed the sum of $200 
each; that Howard H. Hamlin and Benjamin F. Greer, 
assistant clerk of the house and senate, respectively , be 
allowed the sum of $150 each; that Wilhs P. Odell, chaplain, 
be allowed the sum of $40; that Alice V. Flanders, stenog- 
rapher, be allowed the sum of $80; that Marion C. Colby, 
stenographer, be allowed the sum of $60; that Frances C. 
Barnard, stenographer, be allowed the sum of $55; that 
Evelyn S. Conway, stenographer, be allowed the sum of $60; 
that Ula M. Blake, stenographer, be allowed the sum of $50; 
that Helen M. Young, stenographer, be allowed the sum of 
$50; that William J. King, governor's messenger, be allowed 
the sum of $40; that the state house department be allowed 
the sum of $88; that the New England Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company be allowed the sum of $3.39. 
[Approved February 28, 1930.] 



PRIVATE ACTS 



CHAPTER 10. 

AN ACT TO ENLARGE THE POWERS OF THE VILLAGE PRECINCT OF 
HANOVER. 

Section I Section 

I. Milk inspectors. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Milk Inspectors. The village precinct of Hanover, com- 
prising school district No. 1 of said town, is hereby authorized 
to adopt the provisions of sections 1 to 9 inclusive of chapter 
163 of the Pubhc Laws relating to inspectors of milk and 
licensing dealers, at any annual meeting or at a special meet- 
ing called for the purpose in accordance with section 2 of chap- 
ter 225 of the Laws of 1901. Upon the adoption of said pro- 
visions the precinct commissioners shall have, within the pre- 
cinct, all the powers conferred upon the boards of health of 
cities and the selectmen of towns by said chapter 163 of the 
Pubhc Laws. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 28, 1930.] 



CHAPTER 11. 



AN ACT LEGALIZING THE CAUCUS AND ELECTION HELD IN THE 
TOWN OF AMHERST. 

Section I Section 

1. Proceedings legalized. I 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
1. Proceedings Legalized. All acts and proceedings of the 
caucus held on January 25, 1930, and the election held on 
February 5, 1930, in the town of Amherst, are hereby legal- 
ized, ratified and confirmed. 



1930] Chapters 12, 13 347 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 28, 1930.] 



CHAPTER 12. 



AN ACT LEGALIZING THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC CAU- 
CUSES IN LACONIA. 

Section I Section 

1. Caucuses legalized. I 2. Takes efifect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Caucuses Legalized. The votes and proceedings of the 
Republican and Democratic caucuses held on February 12 and 
15, 1930, in Laconia, for the nominations of a mayor, and 
candidates for the board of education are hereby legalized and 
confirmed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 28, 1930.] 



CHAPTER 13. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE MARLBOROUGH WATER WORKS 
COMPANY. 

Section 1 Section 

\. Charter revived and continued. ) 2. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
1. Charter Revived and Continued. The charter of the 
Marlborough Water Works Company authorized by chapter 
357 of the Laws of 1917, by chapter 233 of the Laws of 1921 
and chapter 310 of the Laws of 1925, is hereby revived and 
continued for a term of five years from January 1, 1930; and 
the incorporators or stockholders of said company are hereby 
authorized to complete any work now in process of construc- 
tion or take any action necessary to make said charter effec- 
tive. 



348 Chapter 14 [1930 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 28, 1930.] 



CHAPTER 14. 

AN ACT TO DISANNEX A PART OF THE TOWN OF SANBORNTON 

ADJACENT TO THE DANIEL WEBSTER HIGHWAY NEAR 

WINNISQUAM BRIDGE AND ANNEX SAID PART TO THE 

TOWN OF TILTON. 



bECTlON 

2. Takes effect. 



Sl-XTION 

1. Sanboniton and Tilton bound- 
aries changed. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

1. Sanbornton and Tilton Boundaries Changed. That part 
of the town of Sanbornton which lies between the present 
town line between said Sanbornton and the town of Tilton on 
the north line of the Daniel Webster highway leading from 
Union bridge (now Lochmere) to Laconia across Winnisquam 
bridge, formerly known as Bay bridge, and a line beginning 
at the stone town line bound approximately fifty (50) feet 
northwesterly of the westerly end of said Winnisquam bridge, 
said bound being marked T/S and running N 67°3' W, a dis- 
tance of one hundred seventy-three and four-tenths (173.4) 
feet to a concrete bound with a drill hole in the top; thence 
running along a curve to the left with a radius of six hundred 
seventy-one and six-tenths (671.6) feet, a distance of four 
hundred thirty-three and one-tenth (433.1) feet to a concrete 
bound with a drill hole in the top; thence running S 66°34' W, 
a distance of two hundred fourteen (214) feet to a concrete 
bound with a drill hole in the top; thence turning to the left 
and running S 23°26' E, a distance of sixteen and five-tenths 
(16.5) feet to an iron rod bound; thence turning to the right 
and running S 67°52' W, a distance of five hundred seventy 
and three-tenths (570.3) feet to a stone town line bound 
marked T/S on the present line between said Sanbornton and 
said Tilton, is hereby disannexed from the town of Sanborn- 
ton and annexed to the town of Tilton. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 28, 1930.] 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



Office of Secretary of State, 

Concord, June 12, 1931. 

I hereby certify that the acts and resolutions and changes 
of names contained in this vokime have been compared with 
the originals in this office and found to be correctly printed. 

ENOCH D. FULLER, 

Secretary of State. 



INDEX 

PREPARED BY 

MARION G. ALEXANDER 



INDEX 

TO 



NEW HAMPSHIRE LAWS 

JANUARY SESSION, 1931 

AND 

SPECIAL SESSION, 1930 



Adjutant-general's department, appropriation 214, 220 

may regulate use of state armories 34, 35 

Advisory hoard, fish and game, sec Fish and game. 
Aged persons, assistance to 

administered by county commissioners 191 

annual reports to cities and towns 195, 196 

assistance to whom 191, 192 

assistance exempt from attachment or tax .... 194 

audit of commissioners accounts 196 

beneficiaries may choose other form of aid .... 196 

county to be reimbursed by city or town 191 

hearings upon petitions 193 

legal aid from attorney-general or county solici- 
tor 195 

limitation of amount 193, 194 

penalty for violations 195 

persons excluded 192 

petition for hearing by applicant 193 

property transferred to commissioners as trus- 
tees 192, 193 

records to be retained, open to inspection 195 

recovery of assistance from estate 194, 195 

revocation of assistance 194 

rules and regulations 193, 194 

settlement not lost while receiving assistance . 196 

Agriculture, apples, grading and packing 31-33 

bond issue authorized for control of diseases of 

domestic animals 30, 31 

commissioner, may appoint deputy for suppression of 

moths 62, 63 

may declare quarantine areas for testing 

domestic animals 29, 30 

compensation allowed on animals destroyed that have 
been imported from tuberculosis-free accredited 

herds 31 

department of, appropriation 213, 214, 219, 220 



354 Index [1931 

Agriculture, milk and cream, purchase of for resale , 

application of law 13, 14 

license fee 14 

penalty 14, 15 

New Hampshire College of, see University of New 
Hampshire. 

Aircraft, insurance companies authorized to insure 154, 155 

see also Aviation. 

Airports, registration of -. 50 

taking land for by eminent domain, petition 68 

procedure 68 

Alexandria, appropriation for Sugar Loaf road 234 

Alton, appropriation for Gilmanton road 236, 237 

American Legion, appropriation 216, 222 

Amherst, caucus and special election legalized 346 

Ammonoosuc river in town of Carroll, channel to be changed 28 

Animals, domestic, see' Agriculture. 

Apples, grading and packing 31-33 

Apportionment for assessment of taxes 35-42 

Appropriations, Barrett, Mrs. Abijah H., Sr., in favor of 259 

biennium, 

adjutant-general's department 214, 220 

220 
218 
222 
217 
217 
220 
217 
221 
222 
221 
221 
219 
216 
219 
222 
220 
222 
219 
221 
219 
220 
221 
217 
222 
219 
220 
222 
21S 



agriculture, department of 213, 214, 219 

attorney-general's department 211,217, 

American Legion 216, 

aviation, regulation of 21 1, 

bank commissioner 211 

bounties 214 

budget system 211 

chiropractors, board of 215 

Daniel Webster homestead 216 

dental board, state 214 

development commission 215 

education, state board of 212, 213, 218, 

executive department 210, 

factory inspection 213 

firemen's relief fund 216, 

forestry department 214 

Franklin Pierce homestead 216 

free employment bureau 213 

Grand Army, department 214 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission 213 

health, state board of 214, 

industrial school 215 

insurance department 211 

interest charges 215 

labor, bureau of 213 

laboratory of hygiene 214 

Laconia State School 215 

law enforcement 21 1, 212 



1931] Index 355 

Appropriations, biennium, 

legislative expenses 212, 218 

maternity and infancy, care of 214, 220 

military organizations 216, 222 

New Hampshire Historical Society 216, 222 

Horticultural Society 213, 220 

Sheep Breeders' Association.. 214, 220 

Veterans' Association 230, 231 

optometry, board of 214, 221 

pharmacy commission 214, 221 

Prisoners' Aid Association 216, 222 

probate courts 212, 218 

public library commission 215, 221 

service commission 211, 217 

vi^elfare, board of 213, 219 

purchasing agent's department 211, 217 

registers of probate and deputies 212, 218 

secretary of state's department 210, 216 

soldiers' home 215, 221 

state board of health 214, 220 

hospital 215, 221 

house department 215, 221 

library 215, 221 

prison 215, 221 

sanatorium 215, 222 

superior court 212, 218 

supreme court 212, 218 

tax commission 211, 217 

treasury department 210, 211, 217 

University of N H 215, 221 

veterans' committal allowance 216, 222 

veterinary surgeons 215, 221 

vital statistics 214, 220 

weights and measures 213, 219 

white pine blister rust 214, 220 

bonus to war veterans 246 

bounties, hedgehogs, deficiency 231 

breakwater at Hampton Beach 261, 262 

bridge at Hebron 343, 344 

cancerous patients, aid for 169 

Chamberlain, George F., in favor of 257 

Claremont armory 200 

Cote, Mrs. Amedee, in favor of 259 

Curran, Airs. Joseph H., in favor of 259 

Eliot toll bridge 1^7 

emergency aid for dependent mothers 12 

Fendall, Wallace, in favor of 263 

fish and game laws, commission for study of 234 

Freese, Mrs. Dora M., in favor of 260 

Hastings, Perry T., in favor of 252 



356 Index [1931 

Appropriations, Heath, John P., for overpayment legacy tax on 

Meigs estate 253 

highway bridge at Dover Point 181 

highway in Alexandria 234 

Alton 236, 237 

Barrington 254, 255, 256 

Deerfield 250 

Gilmanton 236, 243 

Goshen 248 

Hampstead 232 

Hebron 247, 248 

Hollis 234, 235 

Hudson . 237 

Jefferson 260, 261 

Laconia and Gilford 251 

Landaff 240 

Lee 258 

Loudon 255 

Lyndeborough 257, 258 

Madbury 241 

Madison 238 

Meredith 242 

New Boston 240, 241 

New Durham 260 

New Hampton 239 

New Ipswich 244 

Northumberland 235 

Northwood 244 

Ossipee 250, 251 

Pelham 245 

Pittsfield 249, 250 

Rumney 243 

Sanbornton 254 

Springfield 249 

Stark and Dummer 245 

Sunapee 248 

Tamworth 238, 344 

Unity 235, 236 

Wakefield 242 

Washington 247 

Weare 239 

investigation county affairs 265 

Laconia State School, special expenses 262 

legislative attaches, etc 230, 265, 266, 344, 345 

Mercer, Boyd E., in favor of 253 

Mildram report upon electric utilities 233 

Moore, Frank O., estate, in favor of 231 

Neal, Guy S., et al., in favor of 230, 265, 266, 344, 345 

New Hampshire Shore and Beach Commission 126 

Soldiers' Home 257 



1931] Index 357 

Appropriations, New Hampshire Veterans' Association 230, 231 

Plymouth normal school, additions 199, 20(3 

publication of early state and provincial papers 46 

publicity, board of, unexpended balance for use 

state development commission 99 

Ravenelle, Mrs. Irenee L., in favor of 259 

resurvey of southern New Hampshire 232 

state hospital, additional facilities 256 

improvements 228, 229 

prison, deficiency 241 

unemployment emergency 177 

sanatorium 229, 230 

stream flow gauging stations 246, 247 

Sturtevant, Arthur F., in favor of 263 

vocational rehabilitation 59 

Wilder, Mrs. Geo. W., in favor of 259 

Armories, state, use of by National Guard and veterans' organiza- 
tions 34, 35 

Armory, Claremont, appropriation for 200 

site for 336, iiJ 

Arson, throwing lighted matches, etc. near woodlands prohibited . . 16, 17 

Asquam lakes, taking black bass Ill 

Attorneyrgeneral, ■ assistant, duties relatives to imposition estate tax 142, 143 
to approve adjustment of legacy taxes 

by compromise 70, 71 

authorized to make interstate agreements relative 

to transportation of paupers 98 

department appropriations 211, 217, 218 

member ex officio, commission to study fish and 

game laws 233 

J to assist county commissioners in execution laws 

relative to assistance to aged 195 

Auburn, town meeting ratified 300 

Auditing accountant, state, office abolished 209 

Aviation, registration of aircraft, airmen, airports 50, 51 

fees 51 

, . penalties 51 

I.. public service commission to regulate .... 50, 51 

term of 50 

regulation of, appropriation 211, 217 

taking land by eminent domain for landing fields 68 

Bail, limit on amount to be furnished upon appeals 187 

Bank commissioner, clerical assistants ": 148, 149 

department appropriations 211, 217 

to reduce interest rates on small loans if recom- 
mended by special commission 189 

Banks, national or trust company, guardian of minor may invest 

property in savings department 78, 79 

prohibition, against false rumors or statements regarding .. 109, 110 



358 Index [1931 

Banks, savings, commissioner to prepare semi-annual list of legal 

investments 108 

deposit books, verification 103, 104 

investment committee to approve loans 102 

legal investments, bankers acceptances 106 

bonds recured by stock exchange 

collateral 105 

manufacturing and fire insurance 

companies 107 

public service companies 106, 107 

real estate outside state 104, 105 

property to be registered 108 

record to be kept of all loans and investments .... 102, 103 

reserve in cash or United States funds required . . . 104 

yearly expenses of banks 103 

Barnstead, designation of certain highway for state aid 124 

Barrett, Mrs. Abijah H., St., in favor of 259 

Barrington, appropriation for farm to market highway 256 

road to Rochester 254, 255 

state aid road designated 179 

Union Lake, name changed to Swain's pond 47 

Bartlett school district, union of town and special district 311, 312 

to unite with town of Jackson in one village district for 

lighting purposes 329, 332 

Bass, black, see Fish and game. 

Belknap county, authority to issue bonds to cover deficiencies in 

appropriations 336 

districts established for election county commis- 
sioners 153 

Berlin, City Savings Bank, limitation on individual deposits 303, 304 

Bethlehem, date for annual town meeting and village district meet- 
ings 298, 299 

School District, action at meeting ratified 328, 329 

to incur indebtedness for school building 289 

Beverages, annual registration fee for non-resident vendors 69, 70 

Big Diamond pond, provisions relative to taking lake trout 48, 66 

Big Greenough pond, taking lake trout 66 

Big Millsfield pond, taking lake trout 79 

Black bass, see Fish and game. 

Blue Sky law, penalties for violations 22 

Boat inspections, see Ferry boats. 
Boats, motor, see Motor boats. 

Bonds, county officers, payment of premiums by counties 132 

state, see State bonds and notes. 

town officers, payment of premium by towns 122 

surety company 122 

Bonus, payment of to certain war veterans 246 

Boston & Maine R. R., authorized to fill section of channel of 

Piscataqua river 253, 254 



1931] Index 359 

Boston & Alaine R. R., authorized to suspend service from Wing 

Road to Fabyans for 

portion of year 335 

repair and construction work 302, 303 

Bottles, fee for registration of brands for 51, 52 

Bounties, appropriation 214, 220 

Bridge, Dover Point, purchase of and construction highway toll . . . 180-184 

Eliot toll bridge, purchase authorized 147 

Hebron, appropriation for 343, 344 

Bridges, highway, division of cost of construction between state and 

towns '^^' ^^ 

Bristol Union School District union with Bristol Town District .... 283, 284 
Brook trout, see Fish and game. 
Budget and accounting, state 

advisors, duties, per diem allowance 205 

appropriations to be alloted to departments and institutions 206, 207 
comptroller, appointment, salary, term of office 



207 



207, 208 
201, 202 
206, 207 



205 
207 



department, appropriation 211, 217 

duties and powers 

definitions, 

departments to make requisitions for allotments 

fiscal year for departments 208, 209 

form and contents of budget to legislature 202-206 

hearings on budget 

investigations of activities of departments 

office of state auditing accountant abolished 209 

supplemental estimates to legislature 

title of act 

treasurer relieved of certain duties 208 

Bullhead, see Fish and game. 

Business corporations, see Corporations, business. 

Butter substitutes, see Oleomargarine. 

Campton, Robartwood lake, taking brook trout 65 



206 
201 



Cancer commission, aid to patients 

appointment 

appropriation for aid . . . . 

clinics 

duties 

investigations and reports 

organization 

term of office 



169 
168, 169 
169 
169 
169 
169 
169 
169 



treasurer to receive and invest funds 170 

Canterbury, portion of town annexed to city of Concord ' 314 

Carroll, channel Ammonoosuc river to be changed 28 

open season for taking deer 48, 

Cattle, tuberculosis, see Agriculture. 

Century of Progress, commission to represent state 263, 264 

Chamberlain, George F., in favor of 257 

Chicago World's Fair, state representation 263, 264 



360 Index [1931 

Chickawolnepy Dam and Improvement Company, incorporation 292-294 

Children, dependent, aid for motherless 119, 120 

Chiropractic, date for expiration of licenses for practice of 60 

Chiropractors, board of, appropriation 215, 221 

Churches, disposition of property when extinct 19, 20 

City council, ordinances for Sunday sports to be approved by voters 176, 177 

Oaremont, armory, appropriation for construction of 200 

site for state armory 336, 337 

Clinics, to be established for cancer 169 

Comptroller, appointment 207 

powers and duties 207, 208 

salary 207 

term of office 207 

Concord, charter of, assessors, meetings every week during year.. 287 

salaries of 286, 287 

offices of city engineer and superintendent of 

streets combined 277-279 

extension of water-works system into Pembroke 279-281 

portion of Canterbury annexed to city 314 

trust funds, city treasurer to be ex-officio trustee 285 

custody may be delegated to one trustee . . . 285 

water-works bonds authorized 282 

Conditional pardons, see Pardons, conditional. 

Co-operative marketing associations, voting by members and stock- 
holders 21 

Coos County delegation, ratification of action relative to county 

farm 309, 310, 339, 340 

open season for taking deer 48, 49 

Conservators, may be authorized to purchase real estate as home for 

ward 188 

Corporations, business, affidavit for issue of additional stock 92, 93 

by-laws not a part of record of organization 90, 91 

corporate name 90 

notice of neglect to file return 93, 94 

special meetings of stockholders 93 

stock certificate, form of 92, 93 

certain charters, repealed 322-327 

co-operative marketing, voting by members and 

stockholders 21 

domestic, voting trusts authorized 117 

certificates 117 

powers of trustees 118 

trust agreement 117 

proxies at railroad meetings 94 

registration of trade names 75, 76 

soliciting proxies 94 

voluntary, increase or decrease of capital stock 76, 77 

limitation on property holding removed . . 76 

Cote, Mrs. Amedee, in favor of 259 



1931] Index 361 

County affairs, commission to investigate and report to 1933 legis- 
lature 265 

funds, deposit of in ba,nks in this state 226, 227 

jails, located at county farm 1 10 

custodian 123 

officers, annual reports, penalty for failure to make 58, 59 

publication 58, 59 

commissioners, date for filing biennial report 26, 27 

duties relative to administering laws 

relative to assistance of aged.. 191-196 

election of, in Belknap county 153 

salaries 174, 175 

payment of premium on bonds by counties 132 

solicitors, payment of premium oh bond by county 132 

salaries of 81, 82, 174 

to assist county commissioners in execu- 
tion of laws relative to assistance to 

aged 195 

tax, abatement, public forest lands, provisions repealed .... 129 

Courts, bail and recognizances 187 

clerks, to notify secretary of state of violations of hawkers 

and peddlers law 115 

municipal, see Municipal courts, 
probate, see Probate courts, 
superior, see Superior court. 

Curran, Mrs. Joseph H., in favor of 259 

D.^iRY Products, adulteration of, enforcement of laws 69 

pasteurization regulated 68, 69 

Dalton, open season for taking deer 48, 49 

Daniel Webster highway, extension of route 42-44 

homestead, appropriation 216, 222 

sesquicentennial celebration 264 

Deer, manner of taking in Hooksett 53, 54 

open season in Dalton, Whitefield and Carroll 48, 49 

taking in Rockingham county 175, 176 

Deerfield, appropriation for North road 250 

Dental board, state, appropriation 214, 221 

Dependent mothers, emergency aid for 11, 12 

Development, State, Commission, see State Development. 
Discontinued highways, see Highways. 
Domestic animals, see Agriculture. 

Dover authorized to provide pensions for school teachers 316 

purchase portion of Eliot toll bridge 147 

Point, appropriation for bridges 181 

bonds authorized 182, 183 

designation of highway 180 

maintenance of highway 183, 184 

toll bridge commission 180, 181 

tolls on bridges, collection, expenditures 183 



362 Index [1931 

Drugs, sale of, application of laws 134, 135 

certain drugs sold in original packages 136 

Dummer, appropriation for road in 245 

closed season for fishing in certain brooks for three years, 

penalty 56 

Eastern States Exposition Building, rental and maintenance 338 

Education, state board of, appropriation 212, 213, 218, 219 

expiration of terms of office of members 198 
pensions for school teachers of Dover.. 316 
Ports- 
mouth 297, 298 
to act jointly with governor and welfare 

board in administering mothers' aid 11, 12 
to expend appropriation for vocational 

rehabilitation 59 

union of Bristol school districts 283, 284 

Educational institutions, defined for exemption from taxation .... 341, 342 

exemption from taxation 171 

Elections, corrections of check-lists for city of Keene 306 

county commissioner districts for Belknap county 153 

Electric, public utilities, appropriation for printing report upon 233 

utilities, taxation of franchises, see Taxation. 
Eliot toll bridge, act not to take effect until action taken by state 

of Maine 147, 148 

appropriation to reimburse city of Dover 147 

city of Dover authorized to purchase 147 

eminent domain proceedings 147 

Emergency aid for dependent mothers 11, 12 

Eminent domain, lands may be taken for the State College and 

University 15 

proceedings authorized for taking Eliot toll bridge 147 

taking land for airports, petition 68 

procedure 68 

Errol, closed season for fishing in certain brooks for three years, 

penalty 56 

Estate tax, see Taxation. 

Executive department, appropriation _. 210, 216 

Exeter, authorized to issue bonds or notes for remodeling town hall 327 

Hospital, property exemption 332, 333 

Factory Inspection, appropriation 213, 219 

False statements regarding banks prohibited 109, 110 

Federal vocational rehabilitation act, acceptance affirmed 59 

appropriation 59 

Fees, hawkers and peddlers licenses 113 

non-resident vendors of beverages, annual registration 69, 70 

registration of aircraft, etc., disposal of 50, 51 

with secretary of state of brands for bottles 51, 52 

Fendall, Wallace, in favor of 263 



1931] Index 363 

Ferry boats, inspection by public service commission 100 

Firemen's relief fund, appropriation 216, 222 

Fish and game, advisory board, petition for public hearing before 52, 53 

publication of rulings 52 

black bass, taking 57, HI 

brook trout, taking from Beaver pond in Wood- 
stock 56, 57 

taking from Moody pond in Weare 161, 162 

taking from Robartwood lake 65 

taking from Third Connecticut lake 

and Big Millsfield pond 79 

closed season for fishing, in Erroll and Dummer, 

certain brooks ... 56 
in Second Dartmouth 

College Grant ... 55 
in Success, certain 

brooks 81 

commission to study laws for simplification and 

recodification 233, 234 

commissioner, may revoke authority of agents to 
collect fees for licenses upon failure to ac- 
count for same 71 

deer, open season in Coos county 48, 49 

taking in part of Hooksett 53, 54 

taking in Rockingham county 175, 176 

fishing prohibited. North Branch of Gale River.. 80 

hares and rabbits, sale prohibited 54 

horned pout, open season for' taking 63, 64 

ice fishing, lake trout, legal catch 79, 80 

on Big Diamond pond 48 

prohibited in Great pond, Kingston . . 96 

in Northwood lake, penalty 54, 55 
in Nubanusit lake and 

Spoonwood pond .... 95, 96 
in Sunset lake, Green- 
field for five years ... 29 

lake trout, open season 66 

license fees, accounting for 71 

pickerel, op.en season for taking 12, Ti 

prohibited stocking 196, 197 

quail, open season for taking ; limit 49 

rabbits, sale prohibited 54 

raccoon, limit on legal catch 123, 124 

salmon, open season for taking 82, 83 

shad, taking in Winnipesaukee lake 58 

smelt, salt water, taking 162 

taking with nets 64 

white perch, open season for taking 63 

Flag, state, design of 151 

Flowage rights, hearing before public service commission 67, 68 



364 Index [1931 

Forest fire, throwing lighted match, etc., from motor vehicle pro- 
hibited 16, 17 

Forest lands, public, abatement of state tax, procedure 128, 129 

county tax, provisions repealed 129 

Forestry commission, rules and regulations for use of state forests 24 

penalty for violations 24, 25 

Forestry department, appropriation 214, 220 

Forests, land for state reservations 24, 25 

state, commission may regulate use of 24, 25 

donation of funds for 24, 25 

treasurer to keep in separate fund money donated . . 24, 25 

Franklin, authorized to issue bonds for bridge 304, 305 

Franklin Pierce homestead, appropriation 216, 222 

Free employment bureau, appropriation 213, 219 

Freese, Mrs. Dora M., in favor of 260 

G. A. R. Department, appropriation 214, 221 

Gale river. North Branch, fishing prohibited 80 

Gas and electric utilities, taxation of franchises, see Taxation. 

General Court, apportionment of representatives 164-168 

Gilford, appropriation for road to Weirs bridge in Laconia 251 

town meeting proceedings ratified 301 

Gilmanton, appropriation for Province road 236 

for road to Loudon Village 243 

Gorham, authority to issue water or sewer bonds under general laws 289, 290 
Peabody river to be dredged to protect highway from floods 109 

• Goshen, appropriation for road to Washington 248, 249 

Governor, chairman ex officio of cancer commission 169 

may draw warrant on highway funds in anticipation of 
interest payments from towns on account of highway 

bonds 108, 109 

member state prison industry commission 178 

to designate date for celebration of Webster sesqui- 

centennial 264 

to transmit budget to legislature with recommendations 202-204 

Governor and council, appropriation 210, 216 

authority granted to sell, convey or lease 

real estate owned by the state 118, 119 

authorized to adjust disputed claims to Ocean 

Boulevard 160, 161 

to appoint cancer commission . . . 168, 169 
to appoint commission for recodi- 
fication of fish and game laws 233 
to appoint commission for state 
representation at Chicago 

Fair in 1933 263, 264 

to appoint commission for study 

of county affairs 265 

to appoint commission to study 
question of addition to state 
library 252 



1931] Index 365 

(idvcrnor and council, authorized to appoint commission to study 

system secondary highway. . . 343 

to appoint commission to study 

taxation of retail stores .... 342 
to appoint commission for Web- 
ster sesquicentennial 264 

to appoint comptroller 207 

to appoint members of Shore and 
Beach Preservation Commis- 
sion 125, 126 

to appoint members state develop- 
ment commission 99 

to appoint prison industry com- 
mission 178 

to appoint special commission to 
investigate rate of interest 

on small loans 189 

to convey to Wolfeboro rights of 

state to Back Bay 290, 291 

to grant conditional pardons 127 

to issue notes for control of 

diseases of domestic animals 30, 31 
may approve temporary loans in anticipation 
of revenue from estate tax and utilities 

tax 145 

may declare office of trustee of state institu- 
tion vacant 121 

may determine purposes for which special 

treasury fund may be used 144 

may purchase group insurance covering 

operation of state owned motor vehicles 155, 156 
may select, upon request, board to investigate 
applications for admission to soldiers' 

home 158 

members N. H. toll bridge commission 180 

to administer emergency mothers' aid with 

welfare board 11, 12 

to approve appointment of clerical assistants 

by bank commissioner 148, 149 

to approve designation of state-aid road, 

Barrington 179 

to approve designation of highway from 

Newington, Durham and Dover 180 

to approve use of state armories and rentals 
for the same as fixed by the adjutant 

general 34, 35 

University of N. H., taking land by eminent 

domain, procedure 15, 16 

Governor's staff, rank of 12, 13 

Grafton, county commissioners, salary 174, 175 



366 Index [1931 

Grafton Power Company, extension of powers 312, 313 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission, appropriation 213, 219 

Granite State Fire Insurance Company, charter amended to permit 

insurance against earthquakes, etc 319, 320 

Great Pond, Kingston, ice fishing prohibited 96 

Guardians of minors, approved classes for investments of property 

of ward 78, 79 

Hampstead, appropriation for highway in 232 

Hampton, salary of special municipal justice 27, 28 

Beach, appropriation for breakwater 261, 262 

Hancock, ice fishing prohibited in Nubanusit lake and Spoonwood 

pond 95, 96 

Hanover, milk inspector 346 

School district, debt limit, construction of act 309, 335 

Hares, sale prohibited 54 

Hastings, Perry T., in favor of 252 

Haverhill, authority to issue refunding bonds 317, 318 

Hawkers and peddlers, administration of act 115 

application of act 112, 113 

badges provided 114 

certificate from city or town required 112, 113 

definitions 112 

fees, local licenses 113 

persons exempt 1 14 

state licenses 113 

licenses, effective, where 114 

endorsement required 114 

exhibited upon request 114 

revocation 114, 115 

term, transfer 113, 114 

penalties 112 

records to be kept by secretary of state and 

town treasurers 114 

secretary of state, duties 113, 115 

United States citizens, only, to be licensed 113 
Health, local boards of, to enforce laws relative to adulteration of 

dairy products 69 

officers, town, residence of 97, 98 

state board of, appropriation 214, 220 

authorized to enforce, concurrently with 

towns, health regulations 150, 151 

enforcement of laws relative to oleomarga- 
rine 226 

fee for registration of non-resident vendor 

of beverages 69, 70 

may regulate pasteurization of milk, penalty 68, 69 
to co-operate in enforcement of laws rela- 
tive to sale of drugs 134 



1931] Index 367 

Health, state board of, to enforce laws relative to adulteration of 

dairy products 69 

Heath, John P., administrator Meigs estate, appropriation for over- 
payment of legacy tax 253 

Hebron, appropriation for bridge 343, 344 

for road near Newfound lake 247, 248 

school meeting proceedings legalized 295 

Hedgehogs, deficiency appropriation for 231 

Hermit lake, name given to pond made from Plummer and Bog 

ponds 17 

Highway agents, ef!^ect of vote to authorize selectmen to appoint . . 101 

appropriation in Alexandria 234 

Alton 236, 237 

Barrington 254, 255, 256 

Deerfield 250 

Gilmanton 236, 243 

Goshen 248, 249 

Hampstead 232 

Hebron 247, 248 , 

Hollis 234, 235 

Hudson J. 237 

Jefiferson 260, 261 

Laconia and Gilford 251 

LandafT 240 

Lee 258 

Loudon 255 

Lyndeborough 257, 258 

Madbury 241 

Madison 238 

Meredith 242 

New Boston 240, 241 

New Durham 260 

New Hampton 239 

New Ipswich 244 

Northumberland 235 

Northwood 244 

Ossipee 250, 251 

Pelham 245 

Pittsfield 249, 250 

Rumney 243 

Sanbornton 254 

Springfield 249 

Stark and Dummer 245 

Sunapee 248 

Tamworth 238, 344 

Unity 235, 236 

Wakefield 242 

Washington 247 

Weare 239 

Barnstead, designation for state aid 124 



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161 




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368 Index [1931 

Highway, Barrington to Rochester, state aid designated 179 

bridges on trunk line of state-aided roads, division of cost 

between state and town 74, 75 

Newington, Durham to Dover (Dover Point) .. 180-184 
commissioner, member N. H. toll bridge commission .... 180 

report to governor and council 25, 26 

Winnipesaukee Road, to mark 26 

completion bonds, payment of interest 108, 109 

Daniel Webster, extension of route into Pittsburg 42-44 

department, authorized to dredge portion of Peabody 

river in Gorham 109 

clerical assistants 62 

expenditure of funds 23 

to change channel of Ammonoosuc river in 

Carroll 28 

Ocean Boulevard, adjustment of disputed claims by gover- 
nor and council 

Winnipesaukee Road, designated 

Highways, changes in routes to be recommended by commission 

to governor and council 

class V, apportionment for state aid 

damages happening in use of state roads, towns relieved 

of liability 133 

discontinued, subject to gates and bars, towns relieved 

of liability 22, 23, 132, 133 

Holderness, expenditure of money on state-aided 160 

laying out to public waters, procedure 159 

maintenance of trunk lines and state-aided 44 

secondary, commission to study and designate 343 

state-aided, apportionment increased 17, 18 

change in apportionment not to affect obliga- 
tions! of towns incurred heretofore 18 

Hillsborough, county bonds authorized 307, 308 

commissioners, salary 174, 175 

Holderness, expenditure of money on state-aided highways 160 

town meeting legalized 290 

Hollis, appropriation for road from Ponemah Station 234, 235 

Hooksett, manner of taking deer 53, 54 

Horned pout, see Fish and game. 

Hospital, state, see State Hospital. 

Hotels, restaurants, etc., oleomargarine or butter substitutes not to 

be furnished to patrons 224-226 

Hudson, appropriation for road leading to Windham town line 237 

First Baptist Society, acts confirmed 288 

original name of society the First 
Baptist Society in Nottingham 

West 287 

property authorized to hold 287, 288 

Hygiene, laboratory of, see Laboratory of hygiene. 



1931] Index 369 

Ice Fishing, se'e Fish and game. 

Incest, penalty increased 66, 67 

Income taxation, persons taxable 49, 50 

Industrial school, appropriation 215, 221 

Institutional exemptions, see Taxation. 

lands, eminent domain, taking by 15, 16 

Insurance, bond of surety company required for certain town officers 122, 123 
commissioner, may investigate upon written complaint.. 197, 198 

salary and term of office 156, 157 

companies, may insure against damage by smoke and 

windstorm and may insure aircraft 154, 155 

department, appropriation 211, 217 

group insurance for state owned motor vehicles 155, 156 

life, beneficiaries 222, 223 

Interest charges, appropriation 215, 222 

Interstate transportation of paupers, reciprocal agreements with 

other states 98 

Intervale Lighting Precinct, union of towns and precincts authorized 329-332 
Intoxication, penalty for attempting operation of motor vehicles 

while under influence of liquor 72> 

Itinerant vendors, see Vendors, itinerant. 

Jackson, to unite with Bartlett in village district for lighting pur- 
poses 329-332 

Jail, at county farm 110 

custodian 123 

Jefferson, appropriation for Cherry Mountain road 260, 261 

Keene, names on check-list 306 

Kingston, ice fishing prohibited in Great pond 96 

L.^BOR, Bureau of, appropriation 213, 219 

workmen's compensation law, amount of compensation for 

death 149, 150 

Laboratory of hygiene, appropriation 214, 220 

Laconia, appropriation for road to Gilford railroad station 251 

caucuses legalized 347 

salary of city clerk 305, 306 

state school, appropriation 215, 222 

appropriation for special expenses 262 

Lake trout, see Fish and game. 

Landaff, appropriation for road in 240 

Law enforcement, appropriation 211, 212, 218 

Legacy and succession taxes, approval of adjustment by compromise 

by assistant attorney-general 70, 71 

Legislature, apportionment of representatives 164-168 

appropriation 212, 218 

Library, state, see State library. 

Life insurance, beneficiaries 222, 223 

Lisbon, authorized to issue refunding bonds 299, 300 



370 INDEX [1931 

Littleton, protection of public water supply 80 

salary of justice of municipal court 11 , 78 

Lord's Day, observance 176, 177 

Loudon, appropriation for old stage mail line 255 

Lunch counters, see Hotels, etc. 

Lyndeborough, appropriation for farm to market road 257, 258 

Madbury, appropriation for road in 241 

Madison, appropriation for West Ossipee road 238 

Manchester Historic Association, property exemption 334 

salary of school committee 296 

Margaret Pillsbury General Hospital, property exemption 286 

Alarketing, co-operative associations, see Co-operative marketing as- 
sociations. 

Marlborough, debt limit extended for high school building 284 

Water Works Co., charter revived 347 

Maternity and infancy, care of, appropriation 214, 220 

Alaj'or, duties as to applications for hawkers and peddlers certificates 113 
Meigs, Albert H., estate, appropriation for overpayment of 

legacy tax 253 

Mercer, Boyd E., in favor of 253 

Meredith, appropriation for road in 242 

Merrimack county, house of correction designated as jail 110 

salary of solicitor 174 

Mildram, Samuel H., appropriation for printing report upon electric 

utilities 233 

Milford, proceedings of town meeting ratified 314, 315 

Military affairs, see Armories ; Bonus ; National Guard. 

governor's staff 12, 13 

organizations, appropriation 216, 222 

Milk and cream, purchase of within state for resale, 

application of law 13, 14 

license fee 14 

penalty 14, 15 

Moody pond, Weare, taking brook trout 161, 162 

Moore, George B., in favor of, as overpayment of legacy tax on 

Frank O. Moore estate 231 

Moore's Falls Corporation, charter amended 318 

Motherless children, aid for 119, 120 

A-Iothers, dependent, emergency aid for 11, 12 

Moths, gypsy and brown-tail, deputy in charge of suppression 62, 63 

]\Iotor boats, muffling devices 46, 47 

racing boats exempt 46, 47 

revocation of registration for violation of law 46, 47 

revocation of registration for non-payment of prop- 
erty tax 170 

Alotor vehicles, abandoned, etc., 

application of proceeds of sale 88, 89 

certain officers may take into custody 87 

liens 87 



1931] Index 371 

Motor vehicles, abandoned, etc., 

notice to commissioners 88 

owner may reclaim 88 

sale authorized, notice 88 

accidents, operator to give name to party who is in- 
jured 89 

vehicle may be removed from highway 

by selectmen, police officers, etc. . . . 87-89 

commissioner, salary 172 

equipment for commercial vehicles and trucks .... 86, 87 
inspection, may be required by commis- 
sioner 84, 85 

penalty 84, 85 

identification marks, penalty for defacing 84 

special mark may be cut into 
motor by permission of 

commissioner 84 

vehicles not to be registered 

without mark 83, 84 

operators, certain physical defects not to debar 

from receiving a license 163 

penalty for attempting to operate while intoxicated 7?> 

for reckless operation 85, 86 

registration, revoked if vehicles unfit to be operated 84 

road toll, additional toll due for delayed payment 185 

compensation of toll on basis of fuel 

purchased 184, 185 

distributor to furnish bond 184 

revocation or suspension of license 185 

state-owned, group insurance for 155, 156 

trucks, trailers, required to have reflector rear light 86, 87 
Municipal bonds statute, construction of special acts relative to 

indebtedness 125 

courts, finding of facts and transfer of questions of law 190, 191 

Nashua, salary of justice 172, 173 

salary of justices 77, 78 

of special justice of Hampton 27, 28 

towns of less than fifteen hundred population, 

jurisdiction 190 

of not less than fifteen hundred population, 

jurisdiction 190 

water works, certificate from public service commission 

required 95 

Municipalities, see Towns. 

Names Changed, Plummer and Bog ponds to Hermit lake 47 

probate courts 267-273 

superior court : 273-27o 

Union lake, Barrington, to Swain's pond 47 

Nashua, enumeration of children for school district 295 



372 INDEX [1931 

Nashua, salary justice municipal court 172, 173 

National Guard, discharge from, in accordance with federal regula- 
tions 25 

Neal, Guy S., et als., appropriation in favor of for services at 

organization of house and senate 230 

in favor of 265, 266, 344, 345 

Nelson, ice fishing prohibited from Nubanusit lake and Spoonwood 

pond 95, 96 

New Boston, appropriation for certain roads in 240, 241 

New Durham, appropriation for road at Ricker Corner 260 

New Hampshire Centennial Home for the Aged, amount of prop- 
erty authorized 333, 334 

Fire Insurance Company, charter amended relative 

to power 320, 321 

Historical Society, appropriation 216, 222 

Horticultural Society, appropriation 213, 220 

Odd Fellows' Home, amount of property authorized 294 

Sheep Breeders' Association, appropriation 214, 220 

Shore and Beach Preservation and Development 
Commission, 

appropriation 126 

commission constituted 125 

members, compensation 126 

duties 126 

term of office 125, 126 

vacancies 126 

Soldiers' Home, appropriation 215, 221, 257 

board may be appointed to in- 
vestigate applications for ad- 
mission 158 

membership of board of managers 157, 158 
State Sanatorium, see State Sanatorium. 

Veterans' Association, appropriation 230, 231 

New Hampton, appropriation for state-aid road 239 

New Ipswich, appropriation for road to Sharon 244 

New London, assessment for sewers to cover period of not exceed- 
ing twenty years 288 

school district, limit of indebtedness 321 

Newport, authority to refund indebtedness 296, 297 

North Conway Lighting Precinct, union of towns and precincts 

authorized 329-332 

Northumberland, appropriation for highway in 235 

special town meeting authorized to appropriate 

money for highway 148 

Northwood, appropriation for a farm to market highway in 244 

lake, ice fishing prohibited for five years 54, 55 

Nubanusit lake, Hancock and Nelson, ice fishing prohibited 95, 96 

Ocean Boulevard, governor and council authorized to adjust dis- 
puted claims 160, 161 



1931] Index 373 

Oleomargarine, defined 224 

penalty for use in hotels, etc 225 

seizure and forfeiture 225, 226 

unlawful to furnish, procure or solicit 224, 225 

Omnil.us bill 265, 266, 344, 345 

Optometry, board of, appropriation 214, 221 

Ossipee, appropriation for road to Wakefield line 250, 251 

Pardons, conditional, granted by governor and council 127 

hearing upon breach of conditions 127, 128 

prisoner under custody of parole officer 127 

violation of conditions 127 

Partridge lake, no closed season for taking black bass 57 

Pasteurization, regulation by state board of health, penalty for 

violations 68, 69 

Paupers, reciprocal agreements made regarding interstate transpor- 
tation 98 

Peabody river, in Gorham, highway department to dredge 109 

Peddlers, see Hawkers and peddlers. 

Pelham, appropriation for Mammoth road 245 

Pembroke, extension of Concord water-works 279-281 

Pensions, Dover school teachers 316 

Portsmouth school teachers 297, 298 

Perch, white, see Fish and game. 

Pharmacy commission, appropriation 214, 221 

practice of, drug stores, permit to maintain 134, 135 

sale of certain drugs 135, 136 

state board of health to assist in enforcement 

of laws 134 

Pierce, Franklin, see Franklin Pierce. 

Pickerel, see Fish and game. 

Pillsbury, Margaret, General Hospital, see Margaret Pillsbury. 

Piscataqua river in Portsmouth, authority for city and B. & M. R. R. 

to fill in section of channel 253, 254 

Pittsburg, authorized to assist in construction of Daniel Webster 

highway 43 

Pittsfield, appropriation for Catamount road 249, 250 

Plymouth Normal School, appropriation for library and additional 

dormitory 199 

bonds authorized 199 

Police officers, authorized to take into custody abandoned 

motor vehicles 87-89 

Portsmouth, authorized to fill section of channel of Piscataqua river 253, 254 

pensions for school teachers 297, 298 

Prison, state, see State prison. 

Prisoners' Aid Association, appropriation 216, 222 

Probate courts, appropriation 212, 218 

judge may license conservator to purchase real 

estate 188 

registers of, appropriation 212, 218 



374 Index [1931 

Probate courts, trusts in writing, repeal of law not to affect juris- 
diction 122 

Prohibitory law, see Law enforcement. 

Protestant Episcopal Church in New Hampshire, Trustees of, 

amount of property authorized 291 

Provincial records, distribution 45 

publication authorized 45, 46 

Proxy voting at railroad meetings 94 

soliciting 94 

Public Laws, repealed, amended, etc. : 

chapter 5, .y. 9, early state and provincial records 45 

new .y. 9-a, distribution early state records 45 

s. 10, distribution state records 45, 46 

8, i-. 1, state flag 151 

J. 4, state seal 151, 152 

9, .y. 5, institutional lands 15 

12, j-. 2, Soldiers' home, board of managers 157, 158 

.$■. 3, officers of board 158 

s. 7, admission to home 158 

14, .$■. 14, chief clerk, secretary of state 82 

new chapter 15- A, budget and accounting statute 201-209 

chapter 16, s. 20, county solicitors 81, 82, 174 

19 new -y.y. 6-a, 6-b, 6-c, 6-d, conditional pardons .... 127, 128 

new J. 28-a, disposal of state lands 118 

new .y. 32-a, insurance state owned motor vehicles 155, 156 

OS". 33, change of name of board of publicity 99 

new s. 39, trustees state institutions 121 

32, ss. 3, 4, representatives to legislature 164-168 

35, s. 11, report of county commissioners 26, 27 

36, new ss. 16, 17, 18, Belknap commissioner districts 153 

37, s. 4, bonds county officers 132 

;38, .y. 28, county commissioners 174, 175 

39, ^. 2, county funds 226, 227 

s. 3, bids for 227 

41, .y. 1, county officers' annual reports 58, 59 

42, s. 4, VI, town appropriations, hospitals 97 

s. 4, XXIII, town appropriations, physicians 96, 97 

43, s. 11, municipal water-works 95 

47, s. 24, town funds 227, 228 

new .y. 36-a, bonds of town officers 122 

J. 46, preservation of town records 120, 121 

57, J. 4, village district meetings 115, 116 

59, new s. 22, construction of special acts 125 

60, .y. 22, institutional exemptions 341, 342 

new s. 25-a, institutional exemptions 171 

65, s. 2, I, taxation of income and dividends 49, 50 

66, .y. 27, exemption of real estate sold for taxes 129, 130 

s. 28, notice 130 

J. 31, receipt 130 

s. 33, deed 130, 131 



1931] Index 375 

Public Laws, repealed, amended, etc. : 

chapter 66, j. 39, contested sale L^l 

72, s. 63, legacy taxes 70, 71 

new chapter, 72-A, estate tax 141-143 

chapter 77, s. 2, laying out highways 159 

79, s. 1, town liability for discontinued highways 

22, 23, 132, 133 

80, new .$■. 9-a, highway agents 101 

83, .y. 6, highway commissioner, clerical assistants ... 62 
.s". 17, annual report of highway commissioner .... 25, 26 

84, .f. 3, changes in routes of highways 159 

.y. 10, maintenance of highways 44 

s. 14, use of highway funds 23 

i'. 21, state-aided highways 17, 18 

.s-x, 22, 23, repealed 18 

85, .$•. 2, highway bridges 74, 75 

87, s. 6, town highways 18, 19 

89, s. 4, highways, use of 133 

99, s. 2, motor vehicle commissioner 172 

100, new j-j-. 2-a, 2-b, motor vehicle identification marks 83, 84 
new .f.f. 6-a, 6-b, motor vehicle inspections 84, 85 

101, s. 2, motor vehicle operators 163 

102, s. 11, reckless operation of motor vehicles 85, 86 

.r. 15, penalty for illegal operation of motor vehicle 73 

s. 17, motor vehicle accidents 89 

103, .r. 6, motor vehicle reflectors 86, 87 

104, new .y. 1-a, road toll, bond 184 

s. 4, payment of toll 184, 185 

new s. 4-a, delayed payments 185 

.f. 8, penalty 185 

new chapter 104-A, abandoned motor vehicles 87-89 

chapter 106, i-. 16, soldiers' and sailors' aid 101 

108, .y. 9, mothers' aid 119 

s. 12, investigation of applications 119 

new .?.?. 14-.a, 14-b, aid for parent of motherless 

children 119, 120 

116, .S-. 2, state board of education 198 

124, ss. 21, 22, governor's staff 12, 13 

s. 38, discharge from national guard 25 

new .y^-. 101-a, 101-b, use of state armories 34, 35 

s. 103, rentals for use of state armories 34, 35 

126, s. 2, town health officers 97, 98 

137, s. 11, registration fee for non-resident vendors ... 69, 70 

140, J. 2, state board of health 150, 151 

144, s. 48, recognizance 187 

151, s. 1, inspection of ferry boats 100 

new s. 15-a, motor boats 170 

s. 20, motorboats 46, 47 

155, J. 10, trade names 75, 76 

157, new chapter, hawkers and peddlers 112-115 

158, J. 1, itinerant vendors 60, 61 



376 Index [1931 

Public Laws, repealed, amended, etc. : 

chapter 158, .y. 3, application of law 61 

new s. 22, prosecutions 61 

163, new j. 35-a, pasteurization regulated 68, 69 

new s. 38-a, enforcement of laws relative to dairy 

products 69 

J. 41, oleomargarine 224 

.y. 45, procuring 224, 225 

J. 47, penalty 225 

J. 48, seizure 225, 226 

.y. 50, enforcement 226 

ss. 51, 52, repealed 226 

164, .y. 1, purchase of milk and cream 13, 14 

s. 4. license fee 14 

J. 16, penalty 14, 15 

165, J. 2, apples, standard packages 31, 32 

jr. 3, apples, standard grades 32, 33 

new s. 5-a, apples, minimum size 33 

s. 11, apples 33 

170, s. 10, registering brands for bottles 51, 52 

178, i'. 19, workmen's compensation 149, 150 

180, J. 19, state college funds, use of 15, 16 

182, new ^-.r. 11-a, 11-b, taking land by eminent domain 

for airport 68 

187, .y. 46, quarantine areas declared 29, 30 

j-. 54, compensation for animals destroyed 31 

190, new i'. 1-a, deputy in charge of moth suppression.. 62, 63 

191, new .y. 35-a, forest fires 16, 17 

192, .y. 5, state forests 24 

new j-x. 5-a, 5-b, use of state forests 24, 25 

.y. 16, abatement state tax, public forest lands 128, 129 

s. 17, compensation from state or federal govern- 
ment 129 

s. 18, accounting by state treasurer 129 

ss. 19, 20, repealed 129 

197, new j.y. 67-a, 67-b, fish and game advisory board.. 52, 53 

198, s. 2, taking deer 48, 49, 175, 176 

s. 4, manner of taking de^r 53, 54 

s. 13, sale of hares prohibited 54 

s. 17, taking raccoon 123, 124 

199, s. 8, taking quail 49 

new ss. 8-a, 8-b, open season for quail 49 

200, s. 1, I, brook trout 161, 162 

.y. 1, III, brook trout 56, 57 

.y, 1, IV, taking of brook trout 79 

.y. 2, taking of salmon 82, 83 

s. 3, taking lake trout 66 

X 5, limit on taking brook trout 65 

s. 7, taking black bass 57, 111 

.y. 10, taking of white perch 63 

y. 11, taking of pickerel 72, 73 



1931] Index 377 

Public Laws, repealed, amended, etc. : 

chapter 200, s. 14, taking of shad 58 

J. 15, taking horned pout 63, 64 

s. 18, prohibited stocking 196, 197 

J. 24, ice fishing for lake trout 79, 80 

new s. 25-a, ice fishing 48 

5-. 33, salt water smelt 162 

^. 34, manner of taking salt water smelt 64 

202, ^. 6, accounting for fish and game licenses 71 

206, 5. 13-a, chiropractic licenses 60 

210, J-. 8, enforcement of laws 134 

s. 39, retail drug store permit 134 

.y. 40, display of permit 135 

^. 41, evidence of sale 135 

.S-. 43, prohibition 135, 136 

.y. 44, original packages 136 

s. 46, sales permitted 136 

218, .y. 33, hearings before public service commission.. 67, 68 

223, J. 6, voluntary corporations 76 

J. 7, repealed 76 

224, J. 4, VI, VII, co-operative associations 21 

.y. 28, voting 21 

225, s. 3, business corporations 90 

s. 10, organization record 90, 91 

.y. 21, capital stock 91 

.y. 32, consideration for stock 91 

.y. 35, additional stock 91, 92 

J. 42, amendment to organization 92 

J. 49, stock certificates 92, 93 

s. 60, special meetings 93 

.y. 87, notice of neglect 93 

.y. 88, fees 93, 94 

226, new j.y. 15-20, voting trusts 117, 118 

.y. 1, application of corporation laws 116, 117 

227, s. 28, repealed 94 

J-. 29, proxies ^^ 

234, new j^. 7, 8, 9, 10, extinct religious societies 19, 20 



237, s. 10, public service commission 



171 



238, s. 5, public utilities 14^, 147 

36, expenses in rate cases 145, 146 



259, s. 5, bank commissioner . 
^-.y. 13, 14, 15, 16, repealed 

260, s. 4, savings banks 



148, 149 
209 



102 

12, record of loans 102, 103 

261, .y. 7, yearly expenses of banks 103 

.y. 30, deposit books 103, 104 

.yj-. 31 to 36, inclusive, repealed 108 



262, .y. 1, investments, limitation .... 
i-. 3, II, real estate outside state 



104 
104, 105 



.y. 3, V, bonds 105 

.y. 3, VI, secured notes 105 



378 Index [1931 

Public Laws, repealed, amended, etc. : 

chapter 262, s. 3, VII, notes with signers 105, 106 

s. 3, new IX, bankers' acceptances 106 

s. 12, VIII, public service companies 106, 107 

s. 12, XV, manufacturing companies 107 

new s. 21, property to be registered 108 

new .y. 22, list of legal investments 106 

269, new j\ 1-a, small loans 188 

.y. 6, issue of licenses 188, 189 

271, .y. 1, insurance commissioner 156 

s. 7, salary of commissioner 156, 157 

new i'i'. 12-a, 12-b, insurance investigations , 197, 198 

272, i-. 1, insurance companies 154, 155 

277, ^'i^. 1, 2, 3, life insurance 222, 223 

284, ^. 38, blue sky law violations 22 

290, jr. 22, investments by guardians 78, 79 

291, .y. 12, conservators 188 

309, s. 20, repealed 122 

323, s. 4, salary of municipal special justices 27, 28 

s. 17, municipal courts, jurisdiction 190 

s. 18, municipal courts, jurisdiction 190 

s. 20, finding of facts 190, 191 

s. 32, municipal courts 77, 78, 172, 173 

366, s. 3, bail 187 

385, new s. 5-a, Sunday observance 176, 177 

386, s. 7, penalty for incest 66, 67 

397, .y. 7, houses of correction as jails 110 

jr. 9, custodians of jails 123 

Public library commission, appropriation 215, 221 

service commission, appropriation 211, 217 

expenses in rate cases 145, 146 

hearings on flowage rights, to give con- 
sideration to scenic values, etc 67, 68 

investigation of rates of public utilities 146, 147 
may authorize B. & M. R. R., to suspend 
service between Wing Road and 

Fabyan 335 

may regulate registration of aircraft, 

airmen, etc 50 

may revoke registration of motor boat 

for violation of law 46, 47 

motor boats, may revoke license for 

non-payment of tax 170 

petition to, for taking land for airports 68 

salary of commissioners 171 

to authorize operation of municipal 

water works in certain cases 95 

to inspect ferry boats 100 

to print report of electric public utilities 233 

utilities, investigation of rates by public service commission 145, 146 



1931] Index 379 

Public utilities, taxation, sec Taxation. 

welfare, state board of, appropriation 213, 219 

investigation of applications for aid 
to dependent mothers and chil- 
dren 119 

to act jointly with governor and 
board of education in adminis- 
tering emergency mothers' aid 11, 12 
Publicity, State Board of, board abolished and State Development 

Commission created 99 

Pulaski, Brig. Gen. Casimir, October 11th made special commemo- 
ration day 121, 122 

Purchasing agent's department, appropriation 211, 217 

Quail, open season for taking ; limit 49 

Rabbits, sale prohibited 54 

Raccoon, legal catch 123, 124 

Railroads, proxies at corporation meetings 94 

see also Boston & Maine. 

Ravenelle, Mrs. Irenee L., in favor of 259 

Real estate, sold for taxes, redemption of property 129, 130 

state owned, authority to sell or lease 118 

Recognizances, limit on amount of bail for appearance at superior 

court 187 

Redemption of property sold for taxes 129, 130 

Registers of deeds, payment of premium on bond by counties 132 

Registers of probate and deputies, appropriation 212, 218 

payment of premium on bond by counties 132 

Religious institutions, defined for exemption from taxation 341, 342 

exemption from taxation 171 

societies, disposition of property when extinct 19, 20 

Representatives to General Court, apportionment of 164-168 

Restaurants, see Hotels. 

Resurvey of southern New Hampshire, appropriation for 232 

Road toll, see Motor vehicle road toll. 

Robartwood lake, Campton, limit on taking brook trout 65 

Rochester, state-aid road from Barrington designated 179 

Rockingham county, open season for taking deer 175, 176 

solicitor, salary of 81, 82 

Rumney, appropriation for road leading to Stinson lake 243 

Sailors, see Soldiers and sailors. 

Salary, chief clerk, office of secretary of state 82 

city, clerk, Laconia 305 

comptroller 207 

Grafton county commissioners 174, 175 

Hillsborough county commissioners 174, 175 

insurance commissioner 156, 157 

justice municipal court of Littleton 77, 78 



380 Index [1931 

Salary, justice municipal court of Nashua 172, 173 

mayor of Somersworth 315, 316 

Merrimack county solicitor 174 

motor vehicle commissioner 172 

public service commissioners 171 

Rockingham county solicitor 81, 82 

Sale of securities, see Blue sky law. 

Salem, authorized to issue refunding bonds or notes 317 

Salmon, open season for taking 82, 83 

taking prohibited through ice on Big Diamond pond 48 

Salt water smelt, see Fish and game. 

Sanbornton, appropriation for road to Meredith line 254 

name of pond changed to Hermit lake 47 

part of town annexed to Tilton 348 

Seal, state, design of 151, 152 

Second Dartmouth College Grant, certain streams closed to fishing 

for three years, penalty 55 

Secretary of state, clerical assistance 82 

department appropriations 210, 216 

duties and powers relative to hawkers and 

peddlers act 112-115 

fee for registration of brands for bottles and 

other containers 51, 52 

may cause to be printed early state and pro- 
vincial records 45, 46 

notification to business corporations of neglect 

to file annual returns 93, 94 

to prosecute violations of itinerant vendors law 61 
Securities, sale of, see Blue sky law. 

Selectmen, appointment of highway agents 101 

authorized to take into custody abandoned motor vehicles 

or such as have been involved in accident 87-89 

may approve the place where town records are to be kept 120, 121 
not to publish names of soldiers, sailors or their de- 
pendents who have town aid 101 

to furnish certificate to applicants for hawkers and 

peddlers licenses 1 13 

Session Laws, amended, etc. : 

1811, act approved June 19, charter Baptist Society, Hudson, 

(Nottingham West); 287,288 

1846, act approved July 10, Trustees of the Protestant Epis- 
copal Church in New Hamp- 
shire 291 

1869, chapter 97, s. 1, New Hampshire Fire Insurance Company 320, 321 

1874, chapter 172, .?. 1, Granite State Fire Insurance Company 319, 320 
1876, chapter 118, s. 2, New Hampshire Centennial Home for 

the Aged 333, 334 

1878, chapter 162, s. 2, check-lists, Keene 306 

1883, chapter 208, .y. 2, Odd Fellows' Home 294 

1891, chapter 147, s. 2, Margaret Pillsbury General Hospital . . 286 



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Session Laws, amended, etc. : 

1893, chapter 171, s. 11, salary of mayor of Somersworth 315, 316 

1893, chapter 241, s. 17, salary of city clerk, Laconia 305 

1901, chapter 223, s. 2, City Savings Bank, Berlin 303, 304 

1907, chapter 206, Exeter Hospital 332, 333 

1909, chapter 305, s. 32, charter of city of Concord 277, 278 

s. 34, highways 278, 279 

s. 38, board of assessors, salaries 286, 287 

s. 40, board of assessors, office hours 287 

chapter 323, s. 1, Manchester school committee 296 

1917, chapter 357, Marlborough water works 347 

367, s. 12, Boston & Maine Railroad 302, 303 

1921, chapter 33, s. 1, Daniel Webster highway 42, 43 

J. 2, application of laws 43 

1923, chapter 221, s. 3, Moore's Falls Corporation 318 

1925, chapter 18, provisions affirmed 59 

44, J. 4, Holderness highways 160 

1927, chapter 207, provisions revived 298 

215, s. 2, Grafton Power Company 312, 313 

new s. 3, effect of grant 313 

s. 3, renumbered 4 313 

1929, chapter 40, .y. 6, New Hampshire building at Eastern 

States Exposition 338 

new 5. 6-a, repairs 338 

50, new s. 6-a, highway bonds 108, 109 

1931, chapter 124, ss. 19, 20, gas and electric utilities tax 186 

284, J. 1, Hanover school district 335, 336 

Shad, see Fish and game. 

Sheriffs, authorized to take into custody abandoned motor vehicles 87-89 

payment of premium on bond by county 132 

Shore and Beach Preservation and Development Commission, see 

New Hampshire. 
Small loans, bank commissioner to determine reliability of licensee 188, 189 
may reduce rates of interest on 
small loans upon recommenda- 
tion of commission 189 

special commission to investigate 

rates of interest charged 189 

termination of licenses 189 

Smelt, see Fish and game. 

Somersworth, salary of mayor 315, 316 

Soldiers and sailors, aided by towns, their names and dependents' 

not to be published 101 

disabled, exempt from paying hawkers and 

peddlers license fees 114 

Soldiers' Home, New Hampshire, see New Hampshire Soldiers' 

Home. 
Solicitors, county, see County officers, solicitors. 
Special fund constituted from revenue from estate tax and gas and 

electric utility tax 144 



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Special fund paid out to rehabilitate treasury balances and retire 

state indebtedness 144 

temporary loans in anticipation of revenue may be 

made 145 

Spoonwood pond, ice fishing prohibited 95, 96 

Springfield, appropriation for New London road 249 

Stark, appropriation for road in 245 

State-aided highways, see Highways. 
State board of education, see Education. 

public welfare, see Public welfare. 

bonds and notes, Claremont armory 200, 201 

diseases of domestic animals 30, 31 

highway and bridge, at Dover Point 182, 183 

Plymouth Normal School, library and additional 

dormitory accommodations 199, 200 

prison industry 177, 178 

state hospital improvements 228, 229 

temporary, in anticipation of revenue from estate and 

utilities tax 145 

College, see University of New Hampshire. 

Development Commission, appropriation 99, 215, 221 

compensation of members 99 

to take over board of publicity . . 99 

flag and seal, designs 151, 152 

forests, see Forests. 

hospital, appropriation 215, 221, 228, 229, 256 

house department, appropriation 215, 221 

indebtedness, retirement of, see Special fund. 

institutions, office of trustee declared vacant for absence from 

board meetings 121 

lands, authority for governor and council to sell, convey or 

lease 118, 119 

library, appropriation 215, 221 

commission to consider question of addition 252 

prison, appropriation 215, 221 

deficiency appropriation 241 

provisions for conditional pardons 127, 128 

unemployment emergency, appropriation 177 

disposition of proceeds of 

sale of notes 178 

installation of industry 178, 179 

notes authorized 177, 178 

special commission 178, 179 

records, distribution of 45, 46 

sanatorium, appropriation 215, 222, 229, 230 

tax assessment and collection 209, 210 

treasurer, see Treasurer, state. 
Sitocking, permit required to bring live game birds or game into 

state or to stock public waters 196, 197 

Stream flow gauging stations, appropriation for 246, 247 



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Sturtevant, Arthur F., in favor of 263 

Success, fishing prohibited for three years in certain hrooks 81 

Sugar Loaf road, Alexandria, appropriation for 234 

Sullivan county convention may incur indebtedness for highway 

construction 13 

indebtedness for buildings at county farm 340 

Sunapee, appropriation for road to Springfield 248 

Sunday observance 176, 177 

Sunset lake, Greenfield, closed to ice fishing for five years 29 

Superior court, appropriation 212, 218 

clerks, payment of premiums on bonds by counties 132 

may grant authority for special village district 

meeting for emergency appropriation of money 115, 116 

recognizance for appearance before 187 

Supreme court, appropriation 212, 218 

Tamworth, appropriation for road to Wonolancet 238, 344 

Tax commission, abatement of state tax on account of public forest 

lands 128, 129 

appropriation 211, 217 

duties relative to imposition of gas and electric 

utilities tax 137-140 

to approve form of insurance company bond for 

town officers 122, 123 

property, failure of owner of motor boat to pay 170 

state, see State tax. 

Taxation, estate tax, act to become void when 143 

adjustments made in amount of tax 143 

assistant attorney-general to make rules and 

regulations 142 

disposition of revenue 143, 144 

duplicate returns to be filed with assistant 

attorney-general 142 

estates liable for tax 143 

intent of act 141 

interest on taxes 141, 142 

liability for tax 142 

lien for taxes 142 

provisions of law applicable 143 

rate of tax 141 

when payable 141, 142 

gas and electric utilities, annual statement by utility re- 
quired 138, 139 

appeal from decisions of com- 

sion to superior court 139 

assessment of tax for period to 

April 1, 1932 186 

attorney-general to appear for 

state 139 

certificate to be filed with state 

treasurer 139 



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Taxation, gas and electric utilities, disposition of revenue from tax 140, 144 

doomage 139 

expense of assessment paid from 

revenue 140 

extent for unpaid taxes 140 

hearings for determination of 

value of franchises 137 

interest on tax 140 

notice of tax 139 

payment of tax 139 

re-hearings upon decisions .... 139 

state treasurer, duties 139, 140 

tangible property tax not aflfected 137 
tax commission to determine 

value of franchise 137, 138 

taxed at average rate of taxa- 
tion 137 

income and dividend, persons taxable 49, 50 

institutional exemptions 341, 342 

shall apply only to subsequent im- 
provements 171 

legacy and succession, adjustment by compromise 70, 71 

retail stores, commission to study 342, 343 

Taxes, apportionment of public 35-42 

property sold for, redemption of 129, 130 

Temporary loans, governor and council may approve in anticipation 

of revenue from estate tax, etc 145 

Third Connecticut lake in Pittsburg, open season for brook trout.. 79 

Tilton, part of Sanbornton annexed 348 

Toll bridges, sec Eliot toll bridge, Dover Point toll bridge. 

commission. New Hampshire, created 180, 181 

Town appropriations, hospitals 97 

physicians 96, 97 

clerk, preservation of town records 120, 121 

to furnish surety company bond 122 

funds, deposit of 227, 228 

highways, apportionment for state-aid increased 18, 19 

meeting, date for meeting in Bethlehem 299 

proceedings ratified, Auburn 300 

Gilford 301 

Holderness 290 

Milford 314, 315 

Tuftonboro 301 

Weare 312 

records, kept in place other than clerk's office, with approval 

of selectmen 120 

selectmen, see Selectmen. 

tax collector, redemption of property sold for taxes 129, 130 

required to give surety company bond, town to pay 

premium 122, 123 



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Town treasurer, record of hawkers and peddlers licenses 114 

surety company bond, town to pay premium 122 

Towns, enforcement of health regulations by state and local boards 

of health 150, 151 

health ol'lic. r, several towns may unite in support of 97, 'JS 

neglect to maintain trunk lines and state-aided highways . . 44 

proportion of expense in constructing highway bridges .... 74, 75 

regulations for Sunday sports 176, 177 

relieved from liability of discontinued highways subject to 

gates and bars 22, 23, 132, 133 

for damage's happening on state 

roads 133 

state-aided highways, change in apportionment not to affect 

obligations incurred under prior law 18 

two or more may unite in support of a physician or hospital 96, 97 

Trade names, registration with secretary of state 75, 76 

Treasurer, county, payment of premmm on bonds by counties 132 

slate, abatement to towns of state tax on account of 

public forest lands 128, 129 

duties relative to gas and electric utilities tax .... 139, 140 

estate tax payable to 141, 142 

relieved of certain duties by comptroller 208 

to keep contributions for Chicago Fair fund in 

special account 264 

to receive donations for maintaining state forests 24 

Treasury department, appropriation 210, 211, 217 

rehabilitation of, sic Special fund. 
Trout, sec Fish and game. 
Trucks, sec Motor vehicles. 
Trust company, sec Banks. 
Trustees, state institutions, office declared vacant for absence from 

board meetings 121 

Trusts, created by writing, laws relative to repealed 122 

voting, authorized 117 

Tuf tonboro, town meeting proceedings ratified 301 

Union lake, Barrington, name changed to Swain's pond 47 

United States geological survey of southern New Hampshire, 

appropriation for 232 

Unity, appropriation for road to Sullivan county farm 235, 236 

highway to Sullivan county farm, county convention may 

incur indebtedness for 13 

University of New Hampshire, appropriation 215, 221 

funds may be used to take lands 

by eminent domain 15, 16 

taking of land by eminent domain 

authorized 15 



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Vendors, itinerant, prosecution of violations of law 61 

transient or temporary business, application of 

laws 61 

defined 60, 61 

Veterans' y\ssociation, New Hampshire, sec New Hampshire Vete- 
rans' Association. 

committal allowance, appropriation 216, 222 

Veterinary surgeons, appropriation 215, 221 

Village districts, appropriations, in emergency special meeting may 

be held upon authority of superior court 115, lb) 

Vital statistics, department appropriation 214, 220 

Vocational rehabilitation, set' Federal. 

Voting trusts in domestic corporations authorized 117 

Wakefield, appropriation for road in 242 

Washington, appropriation fur road to Goshen 247 

Water-works, municipal, see Municipal water-works. 

Waters, public, laying out highway to 159 

Weare, appropriation for state-aid road in 239 

ratification of town meeting 312 

taking brook trout from Moody pond 161, 162 

Webster, Daniel, see Daniel Webster. 

Weights and measures, department appropriation 213, 219 

Welfare, public, state board of, see Public welfare. 

\\'entworth, lake, taking black bass Ill 

White pine blister rust, appropriation 214, 220 

Whiteficld, open season for taking deer 48, 49 

Wilder, Mrs. Geo. W., in favor of 259 

Winnipesaukee, lake, taking blaek bass Ill 

taking shad 58 

Road, route around Lake Winnipesaukee, designa- 
tion 26 
marking 26 

Wolfeboro, conveyance of Back Bay, authorized 290, 291 

Woodlands, throwing matches, etc., to cause forest fire, prohibited 16, 17 

Woodstock, Beaver pond, taking brook trout 56, 57 

Workmen's compensation law, amount of compensation for death . . 149, 150