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LAWS 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 

PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1943 

LEGISLATURE CONVENED JANUARY 6 

ADJOURNED MAY 20 




CONCORD, N. H. 
1943 






Printed by 

THE GRANITE STATE PRESS 
Manchester, N. H. 



Bound by 

NEAL BINDERY 

Dover, n. H. 



STATE OFFICERS 



Governor Robert O. Blood 

Scott G. W. Simpson 
John W. Perkins 

Councilo7's <J Albert R. Martineau 

Philip C. Heald 
^ Harold G. Fairbanks 

Adjutant General Gharles F. Bowen 

Aeronautics Commission, Director . , W. Russell Hilliard 

Agriculture, Commissioner of Andrew L. Felker 

Bank Commissioner Clyde M. Davis 

Comptroller Stephen B. Story 

Acting Comptroller Arthur E. Bean 

Orton B. Brown 
Deborah Gale Bryer 
Joseph W. Epply 

Education, State Board of <| Robert T. Kingsbury 

Ruth S. Kirk 
James J. Powers 
^ Noel T. Wellman 

Commissioner of James N. Pringle 

Fish and Game Department, Director Ralph G. Garpenter, 2nd 

Forester, State John H. Foster 

Health Officer, State Alfred L. Frechette 

Acting State Health Officer Mary M. Atchison 

Highway Commissioner Frederic E. Everett 

Insurance Cammissioner Donald Knowlton 

Labor Commissioner John S. B. Davie 

Librarian, State Mildred Peterson McKay 

r William A. Jackson 

Liquor Commission <^ Leo L. Osborne 

t Ray E. Tarbox 

Motor Vehicles, Commissioner of . . .Virgil D. White 

Planning and Development, State 

Executive Director Thorsten Kalijarvi 

Publicity Director Donald D. Tuttle 

Police, State, Superintendent Ralph W. Caswell 



iv State Officers 

Probation, Board of, Director Richard T. Smith 

Acting Director Francis C. Reagan 

r William H. Barry 

Public Service Commission J Edgar H. Hunter 

[^ Claude H. Swain 

Public Welfare, Commissioner of . . .Elmer V. Andrews 

Purchasing Agent Harold Cheney 

Secretary of State Enoch D. Fuller 

Deputy Harry E, Jackson 

Acting Deputy Mary M. Jenkins 

r Louis C. Chesley 

Tax Commission, State <^ John G. Marston 

[ John R. Spring 

Treasurer, State F. Gordon Kimball 

Deputy Ann N. Durepo 

Veterans' Council, State 
Field Officer George S. Forbush 

Weights and Measures, 

Commissioner of William H. Marcotte, Jr, 



SUPREME COURT 

Chief Justice Thomas L. Marble 

Oliver W. Branch 



Associate Justices J S^'''''-'^\,?"t''u^ . 

j Francis W. Johnston 

L Elwin L. Page 

Attorney General Frank R. Kenison 

Acting Attorney General Stephen M. Wheeler 

Assistant Attorney General Ernest R. D'Amours 

State Reporter Crawford D. Hening 

Clerk of Supreme Court George 0. Shovan 



SUPERIOR COURT 

Chief Justice Oscar L. Young 

f Amos N. Blandin, Jr. 
Aloysius J. Connor 
John R. Goodnow 
Warren W. James 
H. Thornton Lorimer 



Associate Justices 



THE LEGISLATURE OF 1943 



SENATE 

President — Ansel N. Sanborn, Wakefield, r. 
Clerk — Benjamin F. Greer, Grasmere, r. 
Assistant Clerk — Frank M. Ayer, Alton, r. 
Seryeant-at-Arins — Raymond B. Lakeman, Laconia, r. 
Messenger — J. Russell Bickford, Northwood, r. 
Assistant Messenger — Thomas Fecteau, Epping, d. 
Doorkeeper — Frank D. Gay, Hillsborough, r. 
Telephone Messenger — Chester Jewell, Concord, r. 



SENATORS 



Emmet J. Kelley, Berlin, d. 
George T. Noyes, Bethlehem, r. 
George L. Frazer, Monroe, r. and d. 
Ansel N. Sanborn, Wakefield, r. 
Joseph B. Perley, Lebanon, r. 
Lewis H. Wilkinson, Laconia, d. 
Herbert D. Swift, New London, r. 
John R. Kelly, Newport, r. 
George W. Boynton, Hillsborough, 

r. and d. 
Russell F. Batchelor, Keene, r. 
Charles B. Knight, Marlborough, r. 
Blaylock Atherton, Nashua, r. 



Aldege A. Noel, Nashua, d. 
Clarence J. Avery, Goffstown, r. 
Stewart Nelson, Concord, r. 
Joel S. Daniels, Sr., Manchester, r. 
John J. Frain, Manchester, d. 
James B. McCarthy, Manchester, d. 
Charles O. Lamy, Manchester, d. 
Edmond J. Marcoux, Rochester, 

d. and r. 
J. Guy Smart, Durham, r. 
William Barron, Salem, r. 
Renfrew A. Thomson, Exeter, r. 
Harry H. Foote, Portsmouth, r. 



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

Speaker — Sherman Adams, Lincoln, r. 

Clerk — Cyril J. Fretwell, Concord, r. 

Assistant Clerk — Robert L. Stark, Goffstown, r. 

8ergeant-at-Arms — Ralph F. Seavey, Concord, r. 

Chaplain — Harold Bentley, Derry, r. 

Custodian of Mail and Supplies — Harold Fournier, Concord, r. 

Doorkeeper — Lenne C. Twombly, Hill, r. 

Doorkeeper — Harry S. Yeaton, New Castle, r. 

Doorkeeper — Sherman L. Greer, Manchester, r. 

Doorkeeper — Joseph J. Comi, Concord, r. 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 



Atkinson, Thomas C. Duffey, r. 
Auburn, Harvey F. Stowe, r. 
Brentwood, Burton L. Smith, r. 
Candia, William E. Shaw, r. and d. 
Chester, Edwin P. Jones, r. 
Danville, Mahlon B. Darbe, r. 



Deerfield, Carl M. Fogg, d. 
Derry, Harry E. Clark, r. 

Harold W. Corson, r. and d. 

William B. Cushing, r. 

Oliver H. Hepworth, r. 

Robert Morrison, r. and d. 



VI 



The Legislature of 1943 



Rockingham County — Continued 
East Kingston, George B. Freeman, 

r. and d. 
Epping, D. Watson Ladd, d. 
Exeter, Helen D. Bourn, r. 

Paul A. Bretschneider, r. 
Edward J. Campbell, r. 
Frank R. Goodale, r. 
Fremont, Moses H. Sanborn, r. 
Greenland, Arthur J. Sewall, r. 
Hanipstead, Doris M. Spollett, r. and d. 
Hampton, Dean B. Merrill, r. and d. 

Byron E. Redman, r. and d. 
Hampton Falls, Forrest B. Creighton, r. 
Kensington, John R. Malloy, d. 
Kingston, Warren S. Keay, r. 
Londonderry, Draper W. Parmenter, r. 
New Castle, James W. Pridham, 

d. and r. 
Newfields, Eugene C. Patridge, r. and d. 
Newington, Myles Standish Watson, 

r. and d. 
Newmarket, Arthur A. Labranche, d. 

Albert Sewall, d. 
Newton, William K. Davis, r. 
North Haynpton, Paul W. Hobbs, r. 



Northwood, Robert A. Johnson, r. and d. 
Nottingham, Arthur W. McDaniel, r. 
Plaistow, Wallace E. Card, r. 
Portsmouth, 

Ward l, Andrew J. Barrett, d. 
Mary C. Dondero, d. 
Patrick J. Kittredge, d. 
Ward 2, Guy E. Corey, r. 

Harry E. Furber, r. 
Remick H. Laighton, r. 
John H. Yeaton, r. 
Ward 3, John Leary, Jr., d. 

James T. Whitman, d. 
Ward 4, Edward J. Hopley, r and d. 

Fred Schlegel^, r. and d. 
Ward 5, John Burkhardt, r. 
Raymond, Lewis W. Holmes, r. 
Rye, Ernest A. Tucker, r. 
Salem, Walter F. Haigh, r. 

Benning W. Noyes, r. 
Leonard B. Peever, r. 
Sundown, Henry E. Rand, r. 
Seabrook, Ernest L. Crandall, r. 
Stratham, W. Douglas Scamman, r. 
Windham, Myron C. Wheeler, r. and d. 



STRAFFORD COUNTY 



Barrington, Harold E. Flower, r. and d. 
Dover, 

Ward l, Henry J. Croft, r. 

Albert P. Sherry, r. 
Hubert C. Stanley, d. 
Ward 2, Albert Courchene, d. 
James M. Jackson, d. 
William N. Shaheen, d. 
Ward 3, H. Howard Hartford, r. 

Ray Kennard, r. 
Ward 4, Edwin L. Corson, r. 
George I. Leighton, r. 
Ernest L. Lucas, r. 
Ward 5, Edward L. Cassily, d. 
Durham, Oren V. Henderson, r. 
Farmington, Carl C. Blanchard, r. and d. 
Ruby A. Chesley, r. 
Frank E. Webster, 

r. and d. 



Lee, William H. Lee, r. 
Madbury, Gilman H. Twombly, d. 
Milton, George W. Longley, r. 
New Durham, William Smith, r. 
Rochester, 

Ward 1, Ernest L. Rolfe, r. 
Ward 2, Margaret E. Dustin, d. 

Miles H. Dustin, d. 
Ward 3, Rudolph G. Cartier, d. 
Ward 4, Aurelle Beaudoin, d. 
George J. Potvin, d. 
Ward 5, Herbert D. Corson, r. 

Joshua Studley, r. 
Ward 6, Llewellyn F. Fernald, r. 
Walter J. Seavey, r. 
Rollinsford, Herbert F. Cole, d. 



* Resigned. 



The Legislature of 1943 



Vll 



Strafford County — Continued 
Somersworth, 

Ward 1, Oscar Lemay, d. 
Ward 2, Napoleon A. Habel, d. 
Ward 3, Fred J. Lauzon. d. 



Ward 4, Albert J. Nadeau, d. 

Romeo L. St. Laurent, d. 
Ward 5, Fred J. Coffin, d. 
Strafford, Ellsworth H. Berry, r. 



BELKNAP COUNTY 



Alton, Oe Varney, d. 
Barnstead, Joseph H. Cotton, r. 
Belmont, Samuel P. Philbrick, r. and d. 
Gilford, Arthur H. Lord, r. and d. 
Gihnanton, Richard F. Varney, r. 
Laconia, 

Ward l, David O'Shan, r. 

George W. Tarlson, r. and d. 
Ward 2, Alfred L. Quay, d. and r. 
Fortunat A. Normandin, 

d. and r. 
Ward 3, Elmer S. Tilton, r. and d. 



Ward 4, Joseph H. Rouchert, r. 

Charles F. Stafford, r. 
Ward 5, Malcolm E. Barney, r. 
Forrest A. Bucklin, r. 
Ward 6, John M. Ewing, r. 

Charles O. Hopkins, r. 
Meredith, Norman R. Martin, d. 

J. Frank Neal, r. 
New Hampton, Joseph W. Smith, 

d. and r. 
Sanbornton, Walter D. Woodman, 

d. and r. 
Tilton, Ned C. Rogers, d. and r. 



CARROLL COUNTY 



Bartlett, Fred J. Perkins, r. and d. 
Conway, Mellen B. Benson, r. 

Ralph L. Grindle, r. 

Leslie C. Hill, r. 
Effingham, Richard Dearborn, r. 
Jackson, Arthur P. Gale, r. and d. 
Moultonborough, Edith D. Banfield, r. 



Ossipee, Harry P. Smart, r. 
Sandivich, Perley C. Knox, r. 
Tamworth, Frank P. Evans, d. 
Wakefield, Alden N. Young, r. 
Wolfeboro, Harold H. Hart, r. 

George F. Thibodeau, r. 



MERRIMACK COUNTY 



Allenstown, Narcisse V. Guilbeault, d. 
Andover, Victor E. Phelps, d. 
Boscawen, Daniel P. Webster, d. 
Bow, Asa H. Morgan, r. and d. 
Bradford, Reuben S. Moore, r. and d. 
Canterbury, Sterling A. Hirtle, r. 
Chichester, Leon A. Sanborn, r. 
Concord, 

Ward l, Charles P. Coakley, d. and r. 
James P. Ferrin, d. 

Ward 2, Ralph W. Jones, r. and d. 

Ward 3, Elmer M. Anderson, r. 

Ward 4, William J. Dane, r. 
Sara E. Otis, r. 
Robert W. Potter, r. 



Ward 5, George H. Nash, r. 

Wells E. Tenney, r. 
Ward 6, George H. Corbett, r. 

Charles G. Roby, r. 

Donald W. Saltmarsh, r. 

Frank R. Strong, r. 

John C. Tilton, r. 
Ward 7, Leon W. Anderson, r. 

Shirley Brunei, r. 

John E. Bunten, r. 

Marjorie M. Greene, r. and d. 

Donald G. Matson, r. and d. 
Ward 8, Everett S. Mahoney, r. 

John H. Mayo, d. 
Ward 9, John T. Harrison, r. 

John Swenson, r. 



t Died. 



Vlll 



The Legislature of 1943 



Merrimack County — Continued 
Danbury, Roy K. Sargent, r. 
Dunbarton, C. Allen Fuller, Jr., r. 
Epsom, Russell S. Yeaton, d. and r. 
Franklin, 

Ward 1, Malcolm W. Conant, r. 

George G. Fowler, r. 
Ward 2, Eusebe P. Lemire, d. 

J. Charles Riel, d. 
Ward 3, Alvah J. Davis, d. 

Louis H. Douphinett, d. 
Henniker, Lester E. Connor, r. 
Hill, Ruth M. Rounds, r. and d. 
Hooksett, Carl R. N. Johnson, r. 
Charles E. Mulaire, d. 



Hopkinton, Lewis A. Nelson, r. 
Loudon, Archie L. Hill, d. 
Newbury, Albert W. Cheney, r. and d. 
New London, Stanley A. Spiller, r. 
Northfield, Albert A. Carr, r. 
Pembroke, George R. Lea, r. and d. 

Leopold Martel, d. 
Pittsfield, John H. Perkins, d.' 

Richard J. Stilson, d. 
Salisbury, Fred W. Holmes, r. and d. 
Sutton, James M. Nelson, r. and d.' 
Warner, John P. H. Chandler, Jr., 

r. and d. 
Wihnot, Allan C. Lister, r. 



HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY 
Amherst, Ralph C. Bills, r. 
Antrim, Herbert E. Wilson, r. 
Bedford, Ralph M. Wiggin, r. 

Bennington, George E. Edwards, r. Ward 3, 

Brookline, Grover C. Farwell, d. 
Deering, Stuart H. Michie, r. 
Goffstown, Maurice E. Blaisdell, r. 
Fred M. Cressy, r. 

A. Kenneth Hambleton*, r. Ward 4, 

R. Robert Matheson, r. 
Greenfield, Hobart M. Adams, r. and d. 
Greenville, Bernadette E. Charois, 

d. and r. Ward 5, 

Hancock, William Weston, r. and d. 
Hillsborough, Bert L. Craine, r. and d. 
Merrick S. Crosby, 

r. and d. 
Hollis, Edward Lievens, r. 
Hudson, Roland W. Abbott, r. 

Ezra Kenerson, r. and d. Ward 

William Marsh, r. and d. 
Lyndehorough, Erwin E. Cummings, 

r. and d. 
Manchester, 

Ward 1, Frank J. Abbott, r. 

Harry W. Bergholtz, r. Ward 

Hugh Davey O'Dowd, r. 
J. Walker Wiggin, r. 
Ward 2, Robert E. Carter*, r. 
Perley W. Gage, r. 



Victor C. Johnson, r. 
Charles V. Kimball, r. 
Harmon L. Mclntire, r. 
Timothy F. Dowd, d. 
Michael J. Dwyer, d. 
Timothy J. Shea*, d. 
Walter P. Sullivan, d. 
Joseph M. Barry, d. 
Dominick J. Kean, d. 
Denis F. Mahoney, d. 
Thomas J. McGowan, d. 
Patrick J. Sullivan, d. 
Patrick J. Creighton, d. 
Napoleon Dulac, d. 
Joseph P. Healy, d. 
Martin L. Mahoney, d. 
John C. O'Brien, d. 
George Panteli, d. 
Charles J. Rogala, d. 

6, Roger W. Bresnahan, d. 
Edward J. Cavanaugh, d. 
Edward D. Clancy, d. 
John L. Dugan, d. 
Patrick J. O'Connell, Jr.,* 
John Edward Walsh*, d. 

7, Joseph C. Gaumont, d. 
Charles J. Leclerc, d. 
Patrick J. Ryan, d. 
Alonzo J. Tessier, d. 
Gedeon A. Turcotte, d. 



* Resigned. 



The Legislature of 1943 



IX 



Hillsborough County — Continued 
Manchester — Continued 

Ward 8, Francis W. Collins, d. 

George N. Constant, d. 

John J. Kane, d. 

Armand H. LeMarier, d. 

Lionel C. Forest, r. 
Ward 9, Clarence F. Adams, d. 

John F. Driscoll, d. 

Patrick J. Egan, d. 
Ward 10, Marye L. Caron, d. 

Oscar E. Getz, Sr., d. 

Medora Gilmartin, d. 

Paul J. Kendrigan, d. 
Ward 11, Patrick J. Kenney, d. 

Alex J. McDonnell, d. 

John B. Mullen, d. 

Joseph J. Roukey ', d. 
Ward 12, Henri O. Huard, d. 

Raoul J. Lalumiere, d. 

Alpha J. Letendre, d. 

Albert H. Prince, d. 

Hector J. Rousseau, d. 
Ward 13, Charles E. Daniel, d. 

Theophile Gagnon, d. 

Origene E. Lesmerises, d. 

Arthur H. St. Germain, d. 

Arthur Thibodeau, d. 
Ward 14, J. Theodore Flodin, d. 

William Ronan, d. 

Michael P. Wedick, d. 
Merrimack, Edward W. Carter, r. and d. 
Milford, Charles S. Emerson, r. 
George F. Jewett, r. 
Fred T. Wadleigh, r. 
Nashua, 

Ward 1, Walter N. Davis, r. 
Alice L. Ramsdell, r. 



George W. Underbill, r. 
Charles I. Woodbury, r. 
Ward 2, Antoine Albert Guertin, r. 
J. Leonard Sweeney, d. 
Clara M. Record, r. 
Ward 3, Emile Carrier, d. 

Wilbur D. Maynard, d. 
Hector Trombly, d. 
Ward 4, Arthur J. Garrity, d. 
Timothy J. Sullivan, d. 
Ward 5, Arthur Bilodeau, d. 
Emile E. Marquis, d. 
Albert Maynard, d. 
Ward 6, Noel C. Landry, d. 

Louis W. Paquette, d. 
Albert D. Richard, d. and r. 
Ward 7, Alfred Betters, d. 

William J. Lavoie, d. 
Dennis F. Sweeney, d. 
Ward 8, Samuel J. Bellavance, d. 

Wilfrid J. Grandmaison, d. 
Honore D. LeBlanc, d. 
Leonard G. Velishka, d. 
William J. Wilcox, d. 
Ward 9, Paul E. Bouthillier, d. 
David Dion, d. 
New Boston, Albert E. Shedd, r. 
New Ipswich, William T. Thompson, 

r. and d. 
Pclham, Ernest Q. Bigelow, r. 
Peterborough, William H. Caldwell, r. 
George A. Myhaver, r. 
Weare, Frank H. Peaslee, r. 
Wilton, Daniel R. Batchelder, r. 
Peter J. Dugan, r. 



CHESHIRE COUNTY 



Alstead, Benjamin H. Bragg, r. 
Chesterfield, E. James Winslow, r. 
Dublin, John R. Gleason, Sr., r. 
FitzwilliaiJi, George F. Miller, r. 
Gilsum, Carlos D. Wilson, d. 



Harrisville, John N. Clark, d. and r. 
Hinsdale, Abbie H. Robertson, r. and d. 
Jaffrey, George H. Duncan, d. 

Charles Morris Mills, r. 



* Resigned. 



X 



The Legislature of 1943 



Cheshire County — Continued 
Keene, 

Ward 1, Daniel Reed Chaplin, r. 

Jeremiah J. Keating, d. 

Chandler B. McAllister, r. 
Ward 2, Guy F. Lombard, r. 

Dayton L. Park, r. 
Ward 3, Wakefield Dort, r. 

Wallace E. Mason, r. 
Ward 4, Harry C. Lichman, r. and d. 

Robert M. Sayers, Sr., 

r. and d. 
Ward 5, John M. Duffy, d. 

Laurence M. Pickett, d. 



Marlborough, Benjamin G. Hall, r. 
Rindge, Henry M. Hale, r. and d. 
Swanzey, Ralph A. Blake, r. 

Walter F. Oakman, d. and r. 
Troy, John N. Grimes, d. 
Walpole, Arthur H. Chickering, Jr., r. 

Harold O. Pierce, r. 
Westmoreland, Oscar W. Billings, 

r. and d. 
Winchester, Frederick H. Ingham, r. 
Luman R. Nelson, r. 



SULLIVAN COUNTY 



Acworth, March Clark, r. and d. 
Charlestown, Frank W. Hamlin, 

r. and d. 
Claremont, George W. Angus, r. 

Alexis Beaudry, r. 

William F. Bissonett, r. 

Clara P. Brooks, r. 

Sydney B. Converse, r. 

Clifton E. Densmore, r. 

Calvin Oakes, r. 

Martin Pederson, r. 

David S. Ramsay, r. 

William A. Sterling, r. 



Cornish, William E. Beaman, r. 
Grantham, George W. Hastings, r. 
Newport, Elsie C. Bailey, d. 

Maurice F. Hall, r. 

Eugene E. Harrington, r. 

Leon E. Kempton, d. 
Plainfield, Lena A. Read, r. 
Springfield, Edith B. Gardner, r. 
Sunapee, Maurice G. Chase, r. and d. 
Unity, George S. Galium, r. 



GRAFTON COUNTY 



Alexandria, Harry D. Rollins, r. 
Ashland, William A. Brown, d. and r. 
Bath, Amos N. Blandin, d. and r. 
Bethlehem, Orlando M. Ramsey, r. 
Bristol, James B. Lidstone, r. 
Campion, Bertram W. Pulsifer, r. 
Canaan, Frank B. Clarke, r. 
Enfield, Earl S. Hewitt, r. 
Franconia, Richard A. Bowles, r. and d. 
Hanover, Grace F. Batchelder, r. 

Charles A. Holden, r. 

Howard N. Kingsford, r. 
Haverhill, Lewis E. Davison, r. and d. 
Norman A. McMeekin, r. 
Herbert C. Merrill, r. 



Holdemess, Harold E. Haley, r. 
Landaff, Roscoe J. Oakes, d. 
Lebanon, Arthur F. Adams, r. 

Frank J. Bryant, r. 

William J. B. Cannell, r. 

Norris Cotton, r. 

Frank F. Hough, r. 

Fred A. Jones, r. 
Lincoln, Sherman Adams, r. and d. 
Lisbon, James E. Collins, r. 

Arthur L. Hamilton, r. 
Littleton, Mabel M. Downing, r. 

J. Herbert Fogg, r. 

Frederick E. Green, r. 

Charles E. Magoon, r. 



The Legislature of 1943 



XI 



Grafton County — Continued 
Lyman, Clara K. Birch, r. 
Lyme, Martha E. Lamphere, r. and d. 
Monroe, Robert S. Frazer, r. 
Orange, Otis F. Lynch, r. and d. 
Orford, Charles L. Cushman, r. and d. 
Piermont, Ernest D. Day, r. and d. 



Plymouth, Kenneth G. Bell, r. and d. 

Harry A. Merrill, d. 
Runiney, Jesse A. Barney, r. and d. 
Thornton, Kenneth W. Robbins, r. 
Warren, Ira H. Morse, r. and d. 
Wentworth, Charles A. Gilbert, d. and r. 
Woodstock, Harry D. Sawyer, d. and r. 



COOS COUNTY 



Berlin, 

Ward l, James J. Baker, d. 

Edward F. Hinchey, d. 

Elisabeth H. Mason, d. 

Henry M. Moffett, d. 

Henry A. Smith, d. 
Ward 2, Dieudonne Boulay, d. 

Harry L. Henderson, d. 

Clara A. Lazure, d. 

Georgianna L. Trottier, r. 
Ward 3, Hilda C. F. Brungot, r. 

Marie A. Christiansen, r. 

Arthur L. Thomas, r. 
Ward 4, Esther C. Bixby, d. 

Alphonsine M. Dugas, d. 

Fred G. Hayes, Jr., d. 

Victor N. Laforce, d. 
Carroll, Joseph A. Seymour, d. and r. 



Colebrook, Samuel I. Bailey, d. 

Curtis C. Cummings, r. 
Columbia, George A. Jackson, r. 
Dalton, William O. Emerson, r. 
Gorham, Charles A. Chandler, d. 

James A. Fraser, d. 
Jefferson, Raymond G. Kimball, 

r. and d. 
Lancaster, Arthur C. Cryan, r. and d. 

Lula J. A. Morris, r. 

Blake T. Schurman, r. 
Milan, Lloyd E. Fogg, r. and d. 
Millsfield, Henry H. Nadig, r. and d. 
Northumberland, Charles E. Pelletier, d. 

Nelson D. Rich, d. 
Pittsburg, Fay C. Merrill, r. and d. 
Stewartstown, Herbert Forrest, r. 
Stratford, True G. Martin, d. 
Whitefield, Carl E. Taylor, r. 

George W. Whitcher, r. 



LAWS 



OF THE 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 

PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1943 



CHAPTER 1. 



AN ACT PROVIDING THAT THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL ACT AS 
SECRETARY OF THE BALLOT-LAW COMMISSION. 

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

1, Ballot Law Commission. Amend section 97 of chapter 
33 of the Revised Laws by striking out the word "day" in the 
fifth Hne and inserting in place thereof the word, dates, and by 
adding at the end of said section the words : The secretary of 
state shall be the recording officer and secretary of the ballot- 
law commission, but shall have no vote in its decisions, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 97. Duties. 
They shall meet at the office of the secretary of state on the 
Tuesday next succeeding the last day for filing nominations, 
and shall continue in session from day to day until all questions 
submitted have been heard and determined. All questions and 
objections shall be submitted to them within three days from 
the last dates for filing nominations, but not thereafter. They 
shall consider and decide all objections to the nomination of a 
candidate and all questions arising in case of nominations, and 
their decision shall be final. The secretary of state shall be 
the recording officer and secretary of the ballot-law commis- 
sion, but shall have no vote in its decisions. 

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

[Approved February 2, 1943.] 



2 Chapter 2 [1943 

CHAPTER 2. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO TIME FOR FILING APPLICATIONS FOR 
RECOUNTS AFTER BIENNIAL ELECTIONS. 

Be it enacted by the Senate arid House of Representatives i7i 
Gene7ul Court convened: 

1. Recounts. Amend section 104 of chapter 34 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out the words "thirty days" in the 
third line and inserting in place thereof the words, ten days 
thereafter, and by striking out the word "fifteen" in the 
seventh line and inserting in place thereof the word, ten, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: 104. 
Biennial Election. If any person, excepting candidates for 
county offices, for whom a vote was cast and recorded for any 
office at a biennial election shall, before the expiration of ten 
days thereafter, apply in writing to the secretary of state for 
a recount of the ballots given in for all persons for such office 
and shall state in his application the names of the opposing 
candidates, the secretary of state shall appoint a time for the 
recount not earlier than ten days after the receipt of the 
application. All contested elections for county offices shall be 
determined in accordance with the provisions of chapter 45. 

2. Local Option on Sale of Liquor. Amend section 44 of 
chapter 170 of the Revised Laws by striking out the word 
"thirty" in the second line and inserting in place thereof the 
word, ten, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: 44. Recount. Five legal voters of any city or town 
which shall have voted upon questions (a) and (b) may, within 
ten days thereafter, petition the secretary of state for a re- 
count of the votes cast upon one or both of said questions. 
Such application shall be accompanied by a fee of five dollars 
for each one thousand ballots or fraction thereof cast at said 
election in said town, provided, however, that but one fee shall 
be payable in the event a recount is desired on both questions 
and in no event shall such fee exceed twenty-five dollars. The 
secretary of state shall fix a time for such recount and shall 
notify the petitioners and the selectmen, clerk, and moderator 
of the town, or the mayor and clerk of the city, by mail, of the 
time and place so fixed. He shall request the clerk having 
custody of the ballots to forward them forthwith to the secre- 
tary of state, and the clerk shall immediately forward such 



1943] Chapter 3 3 

ballots, and they shall be preserved by the secretary of state 
until the succeeding biennial election. 

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

[Approved February 2, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 3. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO FORM OF NUMBER PLATES ON MOTOR 

VEHICLES. 

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

1. Motor Vehicles. Amend section 7 of chapter 116 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 7. Number Plates. The com- 
missioner shall furnish at his office without charge, to every 
person whose motor vehicle is registered a number plate or 
plates of suitable design. 

2. Operation of Vehicles. Amend section 1 of chapter 119 
of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 1. Number Plate. Every 
motor vehicle operated in or on any way in this state shall 
have displayed conspicuously thereon a number plate or plates 
to be furnished by the commissioner. The commissioner may 
make special regulations relative to the number of plates, 
material and design thereof, and the location of said plate or 
plates on the vehicle. The plates shall be kept clean. 

3. Application. Any provision of the motor vehicle laws, 
not expressly amended hereby, relative to furnishing sets of 
number plates for various types of vehicles shall be construed 
as authorizing the commissioner to determine the number of 
plates to be furnished for any one vehicle in accordance with 
his determination as made under the authority of section 7 of 
chapter 116 of the Revised Laws, as amended herein. 

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

[Approved February 2, 1943.] 



4 Chapters 4, 5 [1943 

CHAPTER 4. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION FOR 
CERTAIN DEPARTMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS. 

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

1. Appropriation. The sum of twenty thousand three 
hundred seventy-five dollars and forty-six cents ($20,375.46) 
is hereby appropriated to meet deficits as follows: For the 
state prison for repairs to roofs of certain buildings and walls, 
five thousand, seven hundred, thirty-two dollars and sixty- 
eight cents, ($5,732.68) ; for state sanatorium, for completion 
of boiler installation, six thousand, four hundred dollars 
($6,400) ; and for improvements in the state house basement, 
eight thousand, two hundred, forty-two dollars and seventy- 
eight cents ($8,242.78). The governor is authorized to draw 
his warrant for the sums hereby appropriated out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

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

[Approved February 4, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 5. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL FUNDS OF THE STATE. 

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

1. Appropriation. A sum not exceeding two hundred and 
eighty-one thousand dollars to cover the budget deficit for the 
fiscal year ended June 30, 1942 and a sum not exceeding two 
million two hundred forty-four thousand dollars for the fiscal 
year ending June 30, 1943 are hereby appropriated for the 
use of the state for general purposes and such sums shall be 
a charge upon the special fund constituted by chapter 126, 
Laws of 1931, as amended. The state treasurer at such times 
and in such amounts as the governor and council may deter- 
mine, within the limits hereinbefore provided, may transfer 
such sums from said special fund to the general funds of the 
state. 

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

[Approved February 4, 1943.] 



1943] Chapter 6 5 

CHAPTER 6. 

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

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Cou7't 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 fol- 
lows, to wit: 

Rockingham County, $119.78 

Atkinson, eighty-one cents $0.81 

Auburn, one dollar and fifteen cents 1.15 

Brentwood, seventy cents .70 

Candia, one dollar and sixteen cents 1.16 

Chester, one dollar and thirty cents 1.30 

Danville, fifty-six cents .56 

Deerfield, one dollar and eleven cents 1.11 

Derry, nine dollars and ten cents 9.10 

East Kingston, fifty-seven cents .57 

Epping, one dollar and fifty-seven cents 1.57 

Exeter, thirteen dollars and thirty-seven cents 13.37 

Fremont, ninety-three cents .93 

Greenland, ninety-eight cents .98 

Hampstead, one dollar and thirty-five cents 1.35 

Hampton, nine dollars and eighty-nine cents 9.89 

Hampton Falls, one dollar and thirty-five cents .... 1.35 

Kensington, sixty-seven cents .67 

Kingston, one dollar and forty-four cents 1.44 

Londonderry, one dollar and seventy-two cents 1.72 

New Castle, one dollar and fifty-two cents 1.52 

Newfields, sixty-three cents .63 

Newington, eighty-six cents .86 

Newmarket, two dollars and forty-eight cents 2.48 

Newton, one dollar and five cents 1.05 

North Hampton, three dollars and forty-nine cents 3.49 

North wood, one dollar and thirty-three cents 1.33 

Nottingham, ninety-one cents .91 

Plaistow, one dollar and eighty- two cents 1.82 

Portsmouth, thirty-eight dollars and thirty-one cents 38.31 



6 Chapter 6 [1943 

Raymond, one dollar and seventy-one cents $1.71 

Rye, five dollars and fourteen cents 5.14 

Salem, five dollars and forty-two cents 5.42 

Sandown, forty-two cents .42 

Seabrook, one dollar and sixty-one cents 1.61 

South Hampton, forty-three cents .43 

Stratham, one dollar and sixteen cents 1.16 

Windham, one dollar and seventy-six cents 1.76 

Strafford County, $71.78 

Barrington, one dollar and fourteen cents $1.14 

Dover, twenty-six dollars and seventy-four cents . . . 26.74 

Durham, three dollars and seventy-six cents 3.76 

Farmington, three dollars and sixty-four cents .... 3.64 

Lee, seventy-five cents .75 

Madbury, sixty-six cents .66 

Middleton, eighteen cents .18 

Milton, two dollars and fifty-eight cents 2.58 

New Durham, sixty-three cents .63 

Rochester, nineteen dollars and ninety-two cents . . 19.92 

RoUinsford, two dollars and eight cents 2.08 

Somersworth, eight dollars and fifty-seven cents .... 8.57 

Strafford, one dollar and thirteen cents 1.13 

Belknap County, $52.65 

Alton, three dollars and forty-two cents $3.42 

Barnstead, one dollar and ten cents 1.10 

Belmont, one dollar and seventy cents 1.70 

Center Harbor, one dollar and forty-two cents 1.42 

Gilford, two dollars and ninety-nine cents 2.99 

Gilmanton, one dollar and twenty-two cents 1.22 

Laconia, twenty-seven dollars and eighteen cents . . 27.18 

Meredith, five dollars and thirty cents 5,30 

New Hampton, two dollars and sixty-three cents . . . 2.63 

Sanbornton, one dollar and forty-one cents 1.41 

Tilton, four dollars and twenty-eight cents 4.28 

Carroll County, $34.45 

Albany, thirty-one cents $0.31 

Bartlett, one dollar and seventy-four cents 1.74 

Brookfield, forty-nine cents .49 

Chatham, thirty-one cents .31 

Conway, six dollars and two cents 6.02 



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Eaton, thirty-eight cents $0.38 

Effingham, sixty-four cents .64 

Freedom, ninety-eight cents .98 

Hart's Location, nine cents .09 

Jackson, one dollar and twenty-one cents 1.21 

Madison, one dollar and eighteen cents 1.18 

Moultonborough, three dollars and twenty-seven cents 3.27 

Ossipee, two dollars and thirty-eight cents 2.38 

Sandwich, two dollars and forty-one cents 2.41 

Tamworth, two dollars and eighty-one cents 2.81 

Tuftonboro, two dollars and twenty-seven cents .... 2.27 

Wakefield, two dollars and twenty-seven cents 2.27 

Wolfeboro, five dollars and sixty-nine cents 5.69 

Merrimack County, $126.67 

Allenstown, two dollars and fifty-four cents $2.54 

Andover, two dollars and twenty-six cents 2.26 

Boscawen, two dollars and forty-seven cents 2.47 

Bow, two dollars and eighty-one cents 2.81 

Bradford, one dollar and forty-six cents 1.46 

Canterbury, one dollar and two cents 1.02 

Chichester, eighty-two cents .82 

Concord, sixty-four dollars and sixty-nine cents. . . . 64.69 

Danbury, seventy-three cents .73 

Dunbarton, ninety-one cents .91 

Epsom, one dollar and thirty-five cents 1.35 

Franklin, fourteen dollars and twelve cents 14.12 

Henniker, two dollars and fifty-two cents 2.52 

Hill, one dollar and twenty-one cents 1.21 

Hooksett, three dollars and twelve cents 3.12 

Hopkinton, three dollars and twenty-five cents 3.25 

Loudon, one dollar and twenty-eight cents 1.28 

Newbury, two dollars and two cents 2.02 

New London, three dollars and sixty-eight cents . . . 3.68 

North field, two dollars and three cents 2.03 

Pembroke, three dollars and forty-three cents .... 3.43 

Pittsfield, three dollars and forty-nine cents 3.49 

Salisbury, seventy-six cents .76 

Sutton, one dollar and three cents 1.03 

Warner, one dollar and ninety-four cents 1.94 

Webster, one dollar and fifteen cents 1.15 

Wilmot, fifty-eight cents .58 



8 Chapter 6 [1943 

Hillsborough County, $287.22 

Amherst, two dollars and three cents $2.03 

Antrim, two dollars and twenty-one cents 2.21 

Bedford, three dollars and two cents 3.02 

Bennington, one dollar and seventy cents 1.70 

Brookline, eighty-one cents .81 

Deering, sixty-three cents .63 

Francestown, ninety-three cents .93 

Goffstown, six dollars and fifty-six cents 6.56 

Greenfield, ninety-four cents .91 

Greenville, one dollar and ninety-three cents 1.93 

Hancock, one dollar and eighty-nine cents 1.89 

Hillsborough, four dollars and forty-four cents 4.44 

Hollis, one dollar and eighty cents 1.80 

Hudson, three dollars and twenty-seven cents 3.27 

Litchfield, seventy-two cents .72 

Lyndeborough, ninety-two cents .92 

Manchester, one hundred fifty-six dollars and 

seven cents 156.07 

Mason, forty-four cents .44 

Merrimack, two dollars and fifty cents 2.50 

Milford, seven dollars and fifty cents 7.50 

Mont Vernon, eighty-three cents .83 

Nashua, sixty-seven dollars and thirty-eight cents. . 67.38 

New Boston, one dollar and thirty-three cents 1.33 

New Ipswich, one dollar and sixty-four cents 1.64 

Pelham, one dollar and fifty-seven cents 1.57 

Peterborough, eight dollars and four cents 8.04 

Sharon, seventeen cents .17 

Temple, sixty cents .60 

Weare, one dollar and eighty cents 1.80 

Wilton, three dollars and forty-six cents 3.46 

Windsor, nine cents .09 

Cheshire County, $78.79 

Alstead, one dollar and twenty-seven cents $1.27 

Chesterfield, two dollars and twenty-five cents 2.25 

Dublin, three dollars and seventy-eight cents 3.78 

Fitz William, one dollar and forty-four cents 1.44 

Gilsum, forty-six cents .46 

Harrisville, one dollar and fifty-seven cents 1.57 

Hinsdale, five dollars and fifty-three cents 5.53 



1943] Chapter 6 9 

Jaffrey, six dollars and thirty-nine cents $6.39 

Keene, thirty-three dollars and fifteen cents 33.15 

Marlborough, two dollars and twenty-two cents .... 2.22 

Marlow, forty-three cents .43 

Nelson, sixty-one cents .61 

Richmond, thirty-seven cents .37 

Rindge, one dollar and sixty-eight cents 1.68 

Roxbury, nineteen cents .19 

Stoddard, sixty-three cents .63 

Sullivan, thirty-two cents .32 

Surry, fifty-three cents .53 

Swanzey, two dollars and eighty-three cents 2.83 

Troy, one dollar and eighty-nine cents 1.89 

Walpole, six dollars and seventy-eight cents 6.78 

Westmoreland, one dollar and one cent 1.01 

Winchester, three dollars and forty-six cents 3.46 

Sullivan County, $49.24 

Acworth, fifty-nine cents $0.59 

Charlestown, three dollars and twenty-eight cents . . 3.28 

Claremont, twenty-five dollars and seventy-one cents 25.71 

Cornish, one dollar and seventy cents 1.70 

Croydon, sixty-six cents .66 

Goshen, forty-four cents .44 

Grantham, thirty-four cents .34 

Langdon, forty cents .40 

Lempster, thirty-four cents .34 

Newport, eight dollars and sixty-six cents 8.66 

Plainfield, one dollar and sixty-five cents 1.65 

Springfield, seventy-five cents .75 

Sunapee, three dollars and forty-eight cents 3.48 

Unity, fifty-two cents .52 

Washington, seventy-two cents .72 

Grafton County, $104.47 

Alexandria, eighty-seven cents $0.87 

Ashland, two dollars and ninety-eight cents 2.98 

Bath, one dollar and forty-two cents 1.42 

Benton, nineteen cents .19 

Bethlehem, four dollars and fifty-six cents 4.56 

Bridgewater, ninety-eight cents .98 

Bristol, four dollars and forty-eight cents 4.48 

Campton, two dollars and eleven cents 2.11 



10 Chapter 6 [1943 

Canaan, two dollars $2.00 

Dorchester, twenty-six cents .26 

Easton, twenty-three cents .23 

Ellsworth, six cents .06 

Enfield, two dollars and twenty-nine cents 2.29 

Franconia, one dollar and sixty-six cents 1.66 

Grafton, seventy-four cents .74 

Groton, fifty-nine cents .59 

Hanover, ten dollars and forty-three cents 10.43 

Haverhill, six dollars and sixty-one cents 6.61 

Hebron, ninety cents .90 

Holderness, three dollars and nineteen cents 3.19 

Landaff , forty cents .40 

Lebanon, thirteen dollars and forty-seven cents .... 13.47 

Lincoln, one dollar and ninety-eight cents 1.98 

Lisbon, four dollars and seventy-four cents 4.74 

Littleton, eight dollars and fifteen cents 8.15 

Lyman, forty-three cents .43 

Lyme, one dollar and forty-one cents 1.41 

Monroe, thirteen dollars and eighty-one cents 13.81 

Orange, twenty cents .20 

Orford, one dollar and sixteen cents 1.16 

Piermont, one dollar and two cents 1.02 

Plymouth, five dollars and fifty-eight cents 5.58 

Rumney, one dollar and forty-five cents 1.45 

Thornton, seventy-one cents .71 

Warren, ninety-four cents .94 

Waterville, thirteen cents .13 

Wentworth, seventy-seven cents .77 

Woodstock, one dollar and fifty-seven cents 1.57 

Coos County, $72.20 

Berlin, twenty-eight dollars and forty-three cents . . $28.43 

Carroll, one dollar and eighty cents 1,80 

Clarksville, eighty-two cents .82 

Colebrook, three dollars and sixty-nine cents 3.69 

Columbia, seventy-six cents .76 

Dalton, seventy-six cents .76 

Dummer, sixty-six cents .66 

Errol, one dollar and six cents 1.06 

Gorham, seven dollars and forty-four cents 7.44 

Jefferson, one dollar and fifty-three cents 1.53 



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Lancaster, six dollars and sixty-three cents $6.63 

Milan, ninety-seven cents .97 

Northumberland, four dollars and five cents 4.05 

Pittsburg, three dollars and seventy-six cents .... 3.76 

Randolph, ninety-seven cents .97 

Shelburne, one dollar and thirty-two cents 1.32 

Stark, sixty cents .60 

Stewartstown, one dollar and twenty-four cents .... 1.24 

Stratford, one dollar and seventy-nine cents 1.79 

Wentworth's Location, seventeen cents .17 

Whitefield, three dollars and seventy-five cents .... 3.75 

Unincorporated Places, $2.75 

Cambridge, forty-eight cents $0.48 

Crawford's Purchase, four cents .04 

Dixville, seventy cents .70 

Dix's Grant, ten cents .10 

Erving's Grant, one cent .01 

Gilmanton and Atkinson Academy Grant, four cents .04 

Green's Grant, nine cents .09 

Hale's Location, one cent .01 

Millsfield, thirty-eight cents .38 

Odell, twenty-six cents .26 

Pinkham's Grant, .00 

Sargent's Purchase, fifteen cents .15 

Second College Grant, fourteen cents .14 

Success, twenty-five cents .25 

Thompson and Meserve Purchase, ten cents .10 

2. Limitation. The same shall be the proportion of assess- 
ment of all pubhc 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 February 9, 1943.] 



12 Chapter 7 [1943 

CHAPTER 7. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS. 

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

1. Building and Loan Associations. Amend section 22 of 
chapter 314 of the Revised Laws by striking out the word 
"ten" where it occurs in the fourth and eleventh lines and 
inserting in place thereof the word, twenty, so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows: 22. Guaranty Fund. 
Every building and loan association shall, at each distribution 
of profits, reserve as a guaranty fund not less than five per 
cent of its net profits accrued since the last preceding distribu- 
tion, until such fund amounts to not less than five nor more 
than twenty per cent of its total liabilities. Said guaranty 
fund, by vote of the board of directors, may be used to pay 
losses. Subject to the approval of the bank commissioner it 
may also be used to maintain the distribution of profits at the 
same rate of dividend and for any other purpose. The board 
of directors may at any time, by vote duly recorded, transfer 
to the guaranty fund the whole or any part of any surplus or 
reserve under whatever name, and may increase such funds 
to a sum equal to twenty per cent of the total liabilities. 

2. Approval not Required. Amend section 24 of said chap- 
ter 314 by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 24. Surplus. A building and loan 
association by vote of its directors may set aside from time 
to time a part of its net earnings for the creation- of a surplus 
foi* the protection of its shareholders. 

3. Retirement; Withdrawal of Shares. Amend section 35 
of said chapter 314 by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 35. Investment Share 
Certificates. For the purpose of obtaining funds for loans on 
New Hampshire homes such associations may issue investment 
share certificates bearing dividends at a rate not to exceed 
five per cent per annum payable semi-annually. No person 
shall hold more than two thousand dollars in these share cer- 
tificates. Investment share certificates may be withdrawn or 
retired under the same conditions as provided for paid-up 
share certificates by sections 33 and 34. 

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

[Approved February 9, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 8, 9 13 

CHAPTER 8. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF MUNICIPAL PROBA- 
TION OFFICERS. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genei^al Court convened: 

1. Municipal Probation Officers. Amend section 5 of chap- 
ter 379 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 5. Probation 
Officers Selected and Assigned. State probation officers shall 
be appointed by the board upon recommendation of the director 
from a list found qualified by the board. Such officers shall 
be assigned to and reside in counties or districts of the state 
to be designated by the board. Municipal courts in towns hav- 
ing a population of over five thousand shall and other courts 
may appoint one or more qualified probation officers for their 
respective courts. No municipal probation officer shall quahfy 
for office until his appointment thereto has been approved by 
the board and all such officers shall be subject to supervision 
by the board and each shall hold his office during the pleasure 
of the board. 

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

[Approved February 9, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 9. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ELECTION OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS. 

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

1. Biennial Election Ballots. Amend section 3 of chapter 
34 of the Revised Laws by striking out all of said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following new section : 3. Con- 
tents. Every ballot shall contain the name and residence of 
each candidate who has been nominated in accordance with 
law, except as hereinafter provided, and shall contain no other 
name except party appellations. The names and addresses of 
the presidential electors shall not be printed on the ballot, but 
in lieu thereof the names of a party's candidates for president 



14 Chapter 9 [1943 

and vice-president shall be printed thereon under the designa- 
tion "Electors of president and vice-president of the United 
States." In case a nomination is made by nomination papers, 
the words, Nom. Papers, shall be added to the party appella- 
tion. 

2. Form of Ballots. Amend section 7 of said chapter 34 
by striking out all of said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following new section : 7. Squares. At the right of the 
name of each candidate and on the same line there shall be a 
square, except that in the case of electors of president and 
vice-president of the United States one square shall suffice 
which shall be placed opposite the designation Electors of 
president and vice-president of the United States. 

3. Presidential Electors. Amend section 52 of said chap- 
ter 34 by striking out the last sentence thereof and inserting 
in place thereof the following : One mark in the square opposite 
the names of candidates for president and vice-president [of 
the United States] shall be counted as a vote for the electors 
of that party, the names of whom shall be on file with the 
secretary of state, so the said section as amended shall read as 
follows : 52. Marking. On receipt of his ballot the voter shall 
forthwith, and without leaving the enclosed space, retire alone 
to one of the voting shelves or compartments, and shall prepare 
his ballot by marking a cross (x) in the circle if he desires to 
vote a straight ticket. If he desires to vote for a candidate 
whose name is not printed under the circle in which he has 
marked he shall erase or cancel the name of the candidate in 
such column for whom he refuses to vote, and may vote for the 
candidate of his choice by marking a cross (x) in the square 
opposite the name of such candidate, or by writing in the name 
of the person for whom he desires to vote in the right-hand 
column prepared for the purpose. In such case the vote so 
marked in the square, or so inserted in the right-hand column, 
shall be counted, and such ballot shall not be counted for the 
candidate for the same office whose name is erased. One mark 
in the square opposite the designation, Electors of president 
and vice-president of the United States, shall be counted as a 
vote for the electors of that party, the names of whom shall 
be on file with the secretary of state. 

4. Certification of Electors in State Conventions. Amend 
section 59 of chapter 33 of the Revised Laws by adding at the 
end thereof the following: The names and residences of the 



1943] Chapter 10 15 

presidential electors nominated by such convention shall be 
forthwith certified to the secretary of state by the chairman 
and clerk of the convention, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 59. Date, Call, and Purposes. Not 
earlier than the third Tuesday of September following any 
primary, and not later than the first Tuesday of October, upon 
the call of the chairman of the state committee of the party, 
the nominees of each party for the offices of governor, coun- 
cilors, state senators, representatives and state delegates 
elected shall meet in state convention for the purpose of adopt- 
ing the platform of their party, nominating presidential elec- 
tors and effecting an organization for the following two years. 
The names and residences of the presidential electors nomi- 
nated by such convention shall be forthwith certified to the 
secretary of state by the chairman and clerk of the convention. 

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

[Approved February 9, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 10. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ELIMINATION OF SQUARES APTER SO- 
CALLED WRITE-IN CANDIDATES ON BALLOTS. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Geney^al Court convened: 

1. Primary Ballots. Amend section 29 of chapter 33 of the 
Revised Laws by inserting after the word "line" in the tenth 
line thereof the words, without squares at the end thereof, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows : 29. Order 
of Names, Blank Lines. Whenever there are two or more 
candidates for nomination to the same office who are to be 
voted for in more than one town or ward the names of such 
candidates shall be so alternated on the ballots used that each 
shall appear thereon as nearly as may be an equal number of 
times at the top, at the bottom, and in each intermediate 
place, if any, of the list or group in which it belongs. Names 
of candidates for nomination to the same office who are to be 
voted for in only one town or ward shall be arranged in the 
alphabetical order of their surnames. Following the names 
printed on the ballot, after the name of each office to be 



16 Chapter 11 [1943 

filled, shall be as many blank lines, without squares at the end 
thereof, as there are persons to be elected to that office. 

2. Elections, Form of Ballots. Amend section 8 of chapter 
34 of the Revised Laws by inserting after the word "Hnes" in 
the fourth line thereof the words, without squares at the end 
thereof, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
8. Blanks. In the last or right-hand column of each ballot 
there shall be no circle or device, but there shall be printed in 
the regular order the political designation of each office, and 
beneath each designation there shall be left as many blank 
lines, without squares at the end thereof, as there are persons 
to be elected to such office. 

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

[Approved February 9, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 11. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMPLAINTS TO SUPERIOR COURT IN REGARD 

TO CHECK-LISTS. 

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

1. Check-lists. Amend chapter 32 of the Revised Laws by 
inserting after section 12 the following new section: 12-a. 
Complaints to Superior Court. Any citizen of the state may, 
in term time or vacation, file a complaint with the superior 
court stating that his name is illegally kept from, or his name 
or that of some other citizen is illegally placed upon, the 
check-list of a town or ward, and the facts upon which the 
complaint is based. Said complaint shall be deemed sufficient 
if it sets forth the basis of the complaint and may be filed by 
the complainant with the clerk of court or any justice thereof. 
Complainant may appear with or without counsel. There- 
upon, the presiding justice in term time or any justice of the 
superior court in vacation shall order service by copy on the 
officials in charge of placing names on said list and by copy 
on the citizens named in the petition other than the com- 
plainant, and set a time and place for an immediate hearing. 
The justice hearing the case may order the name of the voter 
concerning whom the complaint is made to be added or re- 



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moved from the check-list as justice requires, and his decision 
shall be final on questions of fact as in equity cases. 

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

[Approved February 9, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 12. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO DESTRUCTION OF CERTAIN RECORDS IN THE 
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE. 

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

1. Emergency Relief Records. The board of public welfare 
may, at any time, authorize the destruction of any records filed 
in its office relative to the administration of the federal emer- 
gency relief act under the provisions of chapter 160 of the 
Laws of 1933, which in its opinion are no longer of any value 
to the state. 

2. Department of Public Welfare. Amend chapter 126 of 
the Revised Laws by inserting after section 3 the following 
new section: 3-a. Destruction of Certain Records. The 
board of public welfare may destroy, at the end of ten years 
from the date of filing, reports, records and other documents 
in its office which in its opinion are no longer of any value to 
the state. 

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

[Approved February 11, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 13. 



AN ACT REPEALING PROVISIONS FOR OPEN SEASON FOR TAKING 

ELK. 

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

1. Repeal. Section 2 of chapter 242 of the Revised Laws, 
providing for an open season for taking elk in certain cases, 
is hereby repealed. 



18 Chapter 14 [1943 

2. Game Animals. Amend section 1 of said chapter 242 by 
striking- out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 1. Prohibition. No person shall, at any time, 
hunt, take, or have in his possession, any moose, caribou, or 
elk, or any part of the carcass thereof, taken in this state. 

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

[Approved February 11, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 14. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO TRAVEL ALLOWANCES FOR MEMBERS OF THE 

GENERAL COURT. 

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

1. Members of the General Court. Amend section 15 of 
chapter 9 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 15. Travel. A 
member of the general court shall be allowed for travel ex- 
pense the sum of five cents per mile to and from his home each 
day of attendance. Each member of the house of representa- 
tives shall present evidence of his attendance by signing in 
person the roll provided for that purpose and by complying 
with such other regulations with respect thereto as the house 
may from time to time adopt. Any member of the general 
court absent for any cause from such attendance shall not be 
allowed travel for the day he is so absent. 

2. Committee on Mileage. Amend section 16 of said chap- 
ter 9 by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 16. Computation of Allowances. The dis- 
tance traveled shall be computed by the nearest necessary 
route of travel. The committee on mileage shall determine 
said distance, the amount of travel to be allowed each member 
and, with respect to the members of the house of represen- 
tatives, the validity of the evidence of attendance for each 
member. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1943.] 



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CHAPTER 15. 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. 

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

1. State Department of Health. Amend chapter 147 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 and 
inserting in place thereof the following new sections: 1. 
Organization. There shall be a state department of health 
consisting of the state board of health, the state health officer 
and such other officials and employees as may be authorized 
under the public health laws. 2. State Board of Health. 
The state board of health shall consist of the governor and 
attorney general ex-officiis and five others, three to be physi- 
cians, one a civil engineer, and one who shall be neither a 
physician nor a civil engineer appointed by the governor with 
the advice of the council for a term of five years and until their 
successors are appointed and qualified. Vacancies shall be 
filled for the unexpired term. It shall be the duty of the 
board to supervise the department that its duties may be 
eftectuated, to make such rules and regulations and take action 
necessary or desirable to carry out the provisions of public 
health laws under its jurisdiction, to establish such divisions 
within the department as may be necessary for efficient admin- 
istration and appoint the heads of such divisions. 3. Presi- 
dent; Quorum; Meetings; Seal. The board shall choose one 
of their number president of the board. Three members shall 
constitute a quorum. The board shall meet as often as once 
in three months. The department shall have a seal, which 
shall be like the seal of the state except that the device thereon 
shall be surrounded by the words "State Department of Health 
of New Hampshire." Every certificate or other official paper 
executed by the state health officer in pursuance of any author- 
ity conferred by law, when duly certified by him under seal, 
shall be received as evidence with the same force and effect 
as the original would in law be entitled to if produced in court. 
4. State Health Officer. The board shall appoint a state health 
officer, who shall hold office during their pleasure, shall make 
a fair and correct record of their proceedings and shall act as 
secretary of the board. Said state health officer shall be a 
physician and a person with knowledge of, and experience in, 
public health work and sanitary science. Said officer shall 



20 Chapter 16 [1943 

serve as the executive and administrative officer of the state 
health department and shall be responsible for its manage- 
ment. He shall appoint such personnel, except the heads of 
the various divisions within the department, as may be neces- 
sary for the efficient performance of the duties of his office 
and shall prescribe the duties of all the personnel of the 
department. He shall be the registrar of vital statistics for 
the state. 

2. Application of Act. All powers and duties now con- 
ferred by law upon the state board of health or upon the 
secretary of the state board of health, except such as are incon- 
sistent herewith, shall be construed as referring to the state 
health department hereby constituted. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 
1943. 

[Approved February 16, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 16. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT OF 

VIOLATIONS OF FISHING LAWS IN BOUNDARY WATERS 

BETWEEN MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW HAMPSHIRE 

AND BETWEEN MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

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

1. Enforcement of Fishing Laws. Amend chapter 240 of 
the Revised Laws by inserting after section 25 the following 
new section: 25-a. Reciprocal Agreements. Any game pro- 
tector, fish and game warden, conservation officer, or other 
person, who is authorized to make arrests for violations of 
the conservation or fish laws of the state of Maine or of the 
commonwealth of Massachusetts shall have power and author- 
ity to make arrest of any person fishing, in violation of the fish 
laws of such state or states, on any part of any waters or 
portion thereof lying between either of said states and the 
state of New Hampshire or on the shores thereof and to take 
the person so arrested for trial to the state in which the 
violation was committed and there to prosecute such person 
according to the laws of such state. This section shall be 
effective as to the state of Maine or the commonwealth of 
Massachusetts or both, when said state or states shall enact a 



1943] Chapters 17, 18 21 

similar law giving similar authority to the fish and game 
conservation officers of this state to make arrests on said 
boundary waters between either of said states, or both, and 
this state. 

2. Notification. The secretary of state shall notify the 
secretary of the state of Maine and the secretary of the com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts of the passage of this act. 

3. Takes Effect. Subject to the provisions relative to 
reciprocal laws by the state of Maine or the commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 16, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 17. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO BOARDING HOUSES FOR CHILDREN. 

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

1. Boarding Houses for Children. Amend section 22 of 
chapter 130 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 22. Defined. 
Whoever for hire, gain, or reward has in his custody or control 
any illegitimate child, or any child who is under the age of 
fifteen years, not related to him by blood or marriage and un- 
attended by a parent or guardian, for the purpose of providing 
him with care, food, or lodging, shall be deemed to maintain a 
boarding house for children. This section shall not apply to 
boarding schools, summer camps, hospitals and similar insti- 
tutions subject to supervision by the state, county, or towns. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 18. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO AGE LIMIT TO OBTAIN A CHAUFFEUR'S 
LICENSE TO OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLES. 

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

1. Operation of Motor Vehicles. In addition to the other 
powers of the commissioner of motor vehicles, during the 



22 Chapter 19 [1943 

present war emergency and until April first next succeeding 
the termination thereof, he shall have authority to issue a 
chauffeur's license to any person between the ages of sixteen 
and eighteen, otherwise duly qualified. During said period 
the provisions of section 16 of chapter 117 of the Revised 
Laws inconsistent with the provisions hereof are hereby sus- 
pended. Said license shall be restricted to the operation of 
motor vehicles of one and one half ton manufacturers rating 
or less. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 19. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO DAY CARE FOR CHILDREN AND CHILD 
CARE CENTERS. 

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

1. Day Care of Children. For the purpose of promoting 
and coordinating programs for day care of children of working 
mothers and to assure the administration of the programs 
in accordance with the standards necessary to provide 
for the adequate care, health protection and education 
of their children, the department of public welfare, the state 
board of health and the state board of education are 
authorized and directed to cooperate in the establishment of 
standards and the development of such comprehensive pro- 
grams as may be necessary, such programs to include 
participation by other appropriate public and private agencies. 
Said state departments are directed to furnish to local 
authorities advisory services and they are each authorized to 
accept and expend such federal funds as are made available to 
the respective department for the purposes of this section. 

2. Child Care Centers. No person, association, corporation, 
institution or agency, public or private, shall provide care and 
supervision for three or more children under fourteen years 
of age in lieu of the care and supervision ordinarily provided 
by parents in their own homes, for periods of more than four 
but less than twenty-four hours in any one day, with or with- 



1943] Chapter 19 23 

out charge, without having in full force and effect a license 
issued by the department of public welfare, in accordance with 
rules and regulations prescribed by that department. 

3. Exceptions. Nothing in the preceding section shall 
apply to care given to children by or in homes maintained by 
their parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles or aunts, 
by blood or marriage, or the legal guardian of the person, or 
as part of the program of an educational institution regulated 
or otherwise approved by the state board of education. 

4. Standards. The department of public welfare is hereby 
authorized to make rules and regulations relative to child care 
centers, as defined in section 2, and such rules and regulations 
shall incorporate or provide for standards developed by that 
department in cooperation with other state departments, as 
provided in section 1, assuring the health, safety, welfare and 
education of the children involved, and shall provide for such 
visits or inspections by appropriate authorities as may be 
necessary to obtain compliance with the standards prescribed. 
Failure to comply with these standards, or other rules and 
regulations made hereunder, shall be cause for revocation of 
the license issued hereunder. 

5. Penalty. Any person, association, corporation, institu- 
tion or agency violating any provision of section 2, or any rule 
or regulations made hereunder, shall be fined not more than 
one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or 
both. 

6. Takes Effect; Termination. This act shall take effect 
upon its passage and it shall remain in force for the duration 
of the existing war and for six months after termination 
thereof by the signing of a definitive treaty of peace, or by the 
proclamation of the president of the United States that 
hostilities have ceased or that the emergency justification of 
extraordinary war-time powers no longer exists. 

[Approved February 16, 1943.] 



24 Chapter 20 [1943 

CHAPTER 20. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ABSENTEE VOTING AT BIENNIAL 
ELECTIONS. 

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

1. Absent Voting. Amend section 60 of chapter 34 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following : 60. When Permitted. Any voter 
who is absent from the city, town or place in which he is 
qualified to vote, on the day of the biennial election, or who, 
by reason of physical disability, is unable to vote in person, 
may vote at said election, in accordance with the provisions 
hereinafter set forth. 

2. Official Ballots. Amend paragraphs I and II of section 
61 of chapter 34 of the Revised Laws by striking out said 
paragraphs and inserting in place thereof the following: L 
Official absent voting ballots similar in form to the official bal- 
lot to be used at said election, and similarly endorsed, but 
printed on paper diflfering in color from that used for official or 
sample ballots. 11. Blank forms of application for such ballots 

worded as follows : To the city or town clerk of : 

I, , hereby apply for an official absent 

voting ballot. I am a duly qualified voter, and as I believe, 

entitled to vote in ward , city or town 

Mail absent voter's ballot to 

(Signature) 

(Street and number) 

(City or town, state) 

In case of a voter physically disabled, the applicant will also 
fill out the following: On account of physical disability, I am 

unable to vote in person. (Signature) 

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

or supervisors of the check-list of the 

of hereby certify that to the best of 

our knowledge and belief, said is a 

duly qualified voter in said ward, city or town of 



Registrars of voters or supervisors of the check-list of the 

of 

3. Oaths by Voters. Amend paragraph III of section 61 



1943] Chapter 20 25 

of chapter 34 of the Revised Laws by striking out said para- 
graph and inserting in place thereof the following : III. En- 
velopes of sufficient size to contain the ballots specified in 
paragraph I, on which shall be printed the following: 

All persons voting by absentee ballot shall subscribe and 
take the following oath: 

State of 

County of ss 

I, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that 

I am the identical person whom I represent myself to be ; that 

I am a duly qualified voter in the city or town of 

New Hampshire, in Ward ; that I have a legal voting 

residence therein ; and that I can read and write, or that I was 
a legal voter of this state on January 1, 1904. So help me God. 

(Signature) 

All persons voting by absentee ballot because of absence 
from the city or town in which he is entitled to vote also shall 
subscribe and take the following oath : 

I, , do solemnly swear (or affirm) 

that I will be absent on election day from said city or town, 
and will be unable to vote in person ; that on said day one city 
or town will intervene between the place where I am entitled 
to vote and the place where I am then; that I have read care- 
fully the instructions forwarded to me with the ballot herein 
enclosed and that I have marked, enclosed, and sealed the 
within ballot as stated hereon by the person taking my oath. 
So help me God. 

(Signature) 

All persons voting by absentee ballot because of physical 
disability also shall subscribe and take the following oath: 

I, , do solemnly swear (or affirm) 

that I am a qualified voter in the city or town of 

New Hampshire, in Ward , that on account of physical 

disability I am unable to vote in person; that I have carefully 
read the instructions forwarded to me with the ballot herein 
enclosed, and that I have marked, enclosed and sealed the 
within ballot as stated hereon by the person taking my oath. 

(Signature) 

Subscribed and sworn to before me by the above affiant this 

day of 19 . . . , in the city 

or town of , State of , and I 

hereby certify that when I was alone witli the affiant, the 
affiant in my presence marked the ballot without my seeing 



26 Chapter 20 [1943 

how he marked it, after which he sealed said ballot in this 
envelope. I had no communication with the affiant as to how 
he was to vote. (Seal, if any) 

Name 

Official Title 

Residence 

(Physician's certificate) 

I, , of (address) hereby 

certify that I am the attending physician of the affiant, that 
I have made a careful examination and am satisfied that he is 
unable by reason of physical disability to vote in person. 

(Signature) 

4. Method of Voting. Amend section 65 of chapter 34 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out in the first sentence thereof 
the words "and, except in the case of a voter physically dis- 
abled, in a city or town which is separated by at least one city 
or town from the city or town wherein the voter is registered", 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 65. 
Procedure in Voting, by Voter. A voter who has received an 
official absent voting ballot as hereinbefore provided, may vote 
by mailing or causing to be delivered to such city or town 
clerk, said ballot, marked and sworn to as follows: He shall 
mark said ballot in the presence of an official authorized by 
law to administer oaths, and of no other person. He shall 
deliver the official ballot to said official for examination, who 
shall satisfy himself that it is unmarked and the voter shall 
not allow said official to see how he marks it. Said official 
shall hold no communication with the voter, nor he with said 
official, as to how he is to vote. After marking the ballot, the 
voter shall enclose and seal the same in the envelope provided 
for in paragraph HI of section 61. He shall then execute 
before said official the affidavit on said envelope as set forth 
in said paragraph, and shall enclose and seal the envelope con- 
taining the ballot in the envelope provided for in paragraph 
IV of section 61, endorse thereon his name, address and voting 
place, and shall then mail the envelope, postage prepaid, or 
cause it to be delivered. 

5. Amendment. Amend section 69 of chapter 34 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out the words "nor by reason of any 
variation between absent voters' ballots and ballots in use by 
voters present" so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 69. Immaterial Defects. No ballot transmitted 
under the provisions of this subdivision shall be rejected for 



1943] Chapter 21 27 

any immaterial addition, omission or irregularity in the 
preparation or execution of any writing or affidavit required 
herein. 

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

[Approved February 17, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 21. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE STATE PURCHASING AGENT. 

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

1. The Purchasing- Agent. Amend the Revised Laws by 
adding after chapter 14 the following new chapter: 

Chapter 14-A 

Purchasing Agent 

1. Appointment; Bond and Salary. The governor and 
council shall appoint a state purchasing agent for a term of 
five years. Said agent shall serve until his successor is ap- 
pointed and qualified and any vacancy shall be filled for the 
balance of the unexpired term. Said agent shall give such 
bond as the governor and council shall require and his salary 
shall be four thousand dollars a year. 

2. Removal. The purchasing agent may be removed by 
the governor and council for inefficiency, neglect of duty or 
malfeasance in office but before removal he shall have notice 
and an opportunity to be heard. 

3. Office and Assistants. The purchasing agent shall be 
provided with an office in the state house and he may appoint 
such assistants, and fix their compensation, as the governor 
and council may approve. 

4. Requisitions. All departments, officers and agents of 
the state, and all state institutions named in chapter 14, using 
materials, equipment and supplies, shall requisition the same 
from the purchasing agent. 

5. Duties. The purchasing agent shall purchase all ma- 
terials, equipment and supplies for departments, officers and 
agents of the state except as otherwise specifically provided. 
He shall have authority to make rules and regulations neces- 



28 Chapter 21 [1943 

sary to carry out the provisions hereof, which shall become 
effective when approved by the governor and council. Such 
rules and regulations shall include provisions relative to a 
requirement for competitive bidding in the case of the pur- 
chase of materials, equipment and supplies for all departments, 
officers and agents of the state. 

6. Competitive Bidding. Any purchase for the state in- 
volving an expenditure of over one hundred dollars shall be 
made by competitive bidding except as may be provided in 
accordance with rules and regulations promulgated hereunder. 

7. Purchases for Counties, Institutions, Cities and Towns. 
The purchasing agent shall purchase material and supplies for 
county institutions whenever the commissioners of any county 
desire to avail themselves of that privilege and for the New 
Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, 
University of New Hampshire and the Soldiers' Home when- 
ever the trustees thereof so desire and he may make such 
purchases for any city or town whenever the governing body 
thereof so desires and he can do so advantageously. 

2. State Treasurer. Amend chapter 22 of the Revised 
Laws by adding after section 5 the following new section: 
5-a. Working Capital. The governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant on any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated for such sums to be set apart to the credit 
of the state treasurer as working capital as may appear to the 
governor and council necessary and proper for the prompt 
payment of bills contracted by the state and for such other 
claims against the state, duly approved, as the governor and 
council may specifically direct. 

3. Repeal. Sections 6 to 15, inclusive, of chapter 14 of the 
Revised Laws relative to the purchasing agent, working capi- 
tal, records and accounts, are hereby repealed. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1943. 
[Approved February 17, 1943.] 



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CHAPTER 22. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR NON-PARTISAN BALLOT SYSTEM FOR 

TOWN ELECTIONS, AND SCHOOL AND VILLAGE DISTRICT 

ELECTIONS. 

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

1. Town Elections. Amend chapter 34 of the Revised 
Laws by adding after section 111 the following new sub- 
division : 

Non-Partisan Ballot System 

112. Authority for Towns to Adopt. Towns may adopt a 
non-partisan ballot system, as hereinafter provided, for the 
election of town officers under an article in the warrant for any 
annual or special meeting at which action is to be taken, and 
may rescind such action in like manner. If such ballot system 
is adopted by a town, the system shall not be in effect in said 
town until the town meeting next following the meeting at 
which such action is taken. In towns where this ballot system 
is in force, a plurality vote shall elect. The town clerk shall 
prepare the ballots and all candidates for office shall file their 
declarations of candidacy or petitions of nomination with the 
town clerk on or before six o'clock in the evening of the second 
Monday next preceding the day of the election. 

113. Officei's to be Elected. In towns where this ballot 
system is in force, such officers only shall be elected by this 
system as are required by statute to be elected by ballot and 
also such other officers as the town has at some previous 
meeting voted to elect by ballot. The names of candidates for 
other town officers shall not appear upon the ballot. 

114. Filing; Fee. On or before the closing date for filing 
declaration of candidacy with the town clerk as provided in 
section 112 any candidate for any elective town office as defined 
in the preceding section may file with the town clerk a declara- 
tion of candidacy in substantially the following form, which 
shall be prepared and furnished by the town clerk: I, 

declare that I reside in the town of 

, and that I am a qualified voter therein ; that 

I am a candidate for the office of and I hereby 

request that my name be printed on the official non-partisan 
ballot of the town of At the time of said 



30 Chapter 22 [1943 

filing each candidate shall pay to the town clerk a filing fee of 
one dollar for the use of the town. 

115. Nominating Petitions. On or before the closing date 
for filing, as provided in section 112, any candidate for any 
elective town office as defined in section 113 may file, in lieu 
of a declaration of candidacy, nominating petitions, and in such 
case the name of said candidate shall be printed upon the bal- 
lot, without the payment of a fee. The form of petition shall 
be as follows : 

State of New Hampshire 

I of do hereby request 

the printing of my name on the non-partisan ballot as candi- 
date for the office of at the annual 

meeting of said town 19 In support of 

said candidacy I submit the following affidavits signed by legal 
voters in said town : 

State of New Hampshire 

County of 

The above named personally known to 

me, appeared and made oath that the above statement by him 
subscribed is true. 

Justice of the Peace or Notary Public. 

Supporting Affidavit 

State of New Hampshire 

County of 

I of hereby join in 

the petition for the printing of the name of 

on the non-partisan ballot as candidate for the office of 

at the annual meeting of said town on 

19 I certify that I am qualified to 

vote for a candidate for said office and am not, at this time, 
a signer of any other similar petition for any other candidate 
for said office. 

State of New Hampshire 

County of 

The above named personally known to 

me, appeared and made oath that the above statement by him 
subscribed is true. 

Justice of the Peace or Notary Public. 

116. Number of Nominating Petitions. Any town may de- 



1943] Chapter 22 31 

termine, by vote, the number of separate petitions which must 
be filed by a candidate, under the provisions of the preceding 
section, in order to have his name printed on the non-partisan 
ballot, provided that in no case shall such required number be 
less than five. 

117. Form of Ballots. The town clerk shall prepare the 
official ballots for his town and shall arrange the names of 
candidates upon said ballots in perpendicular columns. Im- 
mediately above the names of each block of candidates shall 
be printed the title of the office for which they are candidates, 
as "For Selectman" and the like. Below the title of each office 
shall be printed in small but easily legible type the words "Vote 
for" followed by a spelled number designating the number of 
persons to be elected to such office. At the right of the name 
of each candidate and on the same line, there shall be a 
square. Following the names printed on the ballot below the 
title of each office to be filled, there shall be as many blank 
lines as there are persons to be elected to each office. When- 
ever there are two or more candidates for the same office the 
names shall be printed upon the ballot in the alphabetical 
order of their surnames. Where a name has been printed on 
the ballot supported by petition, the words "Nom. Papers" 
shall be inserted after the name of the candidate. 

118. Paper, Uniformity, Endorsement. The ballots shall 
be printed on plain white paper, in weight not less than that of 
ordinary printing paper. There shall be no impression or mark 
to distinguish one ballot from another. The names of all can- 
didates shall be printed in uniform type and the ballots shall 
be folded so that their width and length when folded shall be 
uniform. On the back, or at the top of the face, of each ballot 
shall be printed the words "Official Ballot for the Town of 

" the date of the election and a facsimile 

of the signature of the town clerk who prepared the ballot. 

119. Check-list. In towns where this ballot system is in 
effect, the check-list shall be used at all elections of town offi- 
cers and the provisions of chapter 32, Revised Laws, relative 
thereto, shall apply so far as consistent herewith. 

120. Application of Laws. The provisions of chapter 34, 
Revised Laws, relative to the manner of voting, counting of 
ballots, penalties for violating election laws and recounts for 
town elections, in so far as consistent herewith, shall apply to 
elections held under the provisions of this subdivision. In 
case of a tie vote at any election held hereunder, the tie shall 



32 Chapter 22 [1943 

be determined by lot by the town clerk in the presence of the 
candidates who are tied if, upon notice from him, they elect to 
be present. 

121. Change of System. If any town previously has voted 
to adopt the so-called Australian ballot system as provided by 
section 89 of this chapter, such town may adopt in lieu thereof 
the non-partisan ballot system at any annual town meeting, 
acting- under an appropriate article in the warrant, such action 
to be effective at the next succeeding annual town meeting. 

122. Option. The non-partisan ballot system, herein pro- 
vided for, is an alternative system to the Australian system as 
provided in section 89, and a town may vote to adopt either 
ballot system for the election of its officers. The provisions 
of chapter 33, Revised Laws, relating to town caucuses for the 
nomination of candidates shall not apply in towns which have 
adopted the non-partisan ballot system. 

2. Recount of Votes. Amend section 102 of chapter 34 of 
the Revised Laws by adding at the end thereof the words, or 
the non-partisan ballot system as provided in sections 112 to 
120, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
102. Application of Provisions. Sections 95 to 101, inclusive, 
shall be in effect in all towns which have adopted the so-called 
Australian ballot system, as provided in section 89, or the 
non-partisan ballot system as provided in sections 112 to 120. 

3. Australian Ballot System. Amend section 89 of chapter 
34 of the Revised Laws by inserting after the words "such 
action" in the third line the words, or adopt in lieu thereof the 
non-partisan ballot system as provided in sections 112 to 120 
thereof, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
89. Adoption by Towns. Towns may adopt this ballot sys- 
tem for the election of town officers under an article in the 
warrant for the meeting at which the action is taken, and 
may rescind such action or adopt in lieu thereof the non- 
partisan ballot system as provided in sections 112 to 120 
thereof in like manner. 

4. Application of Act. Nothing in this act shall be con- 
strued as affecting any city charter nor shall authority be 
granted to permit a city to adopt the provisions hereof. 

5. School and Village Districts. Any school district which 
shall have voted to elect its school district officers by an official 
ballot, or any village district organized under the provisions 
of chapter 70 of the Revised Laws or by special charter from 
the legislature, having general powers, which shall have voted 



1943] Chapters 23, 24 33 

to elect its district officers by an official ballot, may adopt the 
non-partisan ballot system as provided in sections 112 to 120 
of chapter 34 of the Revised Laws, for such election of such 
officers under an article in the warrant for any annual or 
special meeting of said district. 

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

[Approved February 19, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 23. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE APPROPRIATION 

MADE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SEA WALL IN HAMPTON 

AND THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE HAMPTON HARBOR 

TOLL BRIDGE. 

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

1. Hampton Sea Wall. The appropriation provided for by 
chapter 86 of the Laws of 1941, for the construction of certain 
sea walls in the town of Hampton, shall not lapse but shall be 
available for the purposes of said act for the period of four 
years from the passage of this act. 

2. Hampton Harbor Toll Bridge. The appropriation pro- 
vided for by chapter 207 of the Laws of 1939 as amended by 
chapter 87 of the Laws of 1941, for the reconstruction of 
Hampton Harbor toll bridge, shall not lapse but shall be avail- 
able for the period of four years from the passage of this act. 

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

[Approved February 23, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 24. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMPENSATION FOR PERMANENT PARTIAL 
DISABILITY UNDER WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION. 

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

1. Workmen's Compensation. Amend section 23 of chap- 
ter 216 of the Revised Laws by adding after paragraph XX 
the following new paragraph: XXL Compensation for per- 



34 Chapters 25, 26 [1943 

manent partial loss of use of a member shall bear such relation 
to the amounts stated in the preceding paragraphs as the 
disabilities bear to those produced by the injuries named in 
said paragraphs. 

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

[Approved February 23, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 25. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE MAINTENANCE OF DELINQUENT 

CHILDREN. 

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

1. Delinquent Children. Amend chapter 132 of the Re- 
vised Laws by inserting after section 13 the following new 
section: 13-a. Maintenance of Delinquent Children. When- 
ever a delinquent is placed on probation or committed to a 
person or institution not chargeable with his support, if super- 
vision, care and maintenance becomes necessary, which he or 
his parent or guardian is unable or refuses to provide, the town 
in which such delinquent resides at the time he is found to be 
delinquent shall be liable with a right of action over for reim- 
bursement against whoever is legally chargeable for the de- 
linquent's support, and the court may make such orders as to 
reimbursement to the town of residence as may be reasonable 
and just. 

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

[Approved February 23, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 26. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO REINSTATEMENT OP CERTAIN LICENSES 
AFTER SERVICE IN THE ARMED FORCES. 

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

1. Reinstatement of Licenses. Any licensee who has 
served in the military or naval forces of the United States 
during the present war, if application therefor shall be made 



1943] Chapter 27 35 

within one year after the termination of such service by honor- 
able discharge, shall be entitled to have his license reinstated 
without further examination or other requirements, provided 
that he is not incapacitated from performing the work per- 
mitted by such license. The payment of all fees and penalties 
for such licenses shall be tolled for the period of his service 
and until the license is reinstated as provided hereunder. 
Nothing herein shall be construed to authorize any such per- 
son to exercise any rights under his license after the date of its 
expiration, by law, and prior to its reinstatement as provided 
herein. 

2. Definitions. The term "licensee" as used herein shall 
mean any person who has, at the time of his entrance into 
military or naval service, a license in good standing from any 
one of the following named boards : State board of registration 
of funeral directors and embalmers; board of chiropractic 
examiners; board of registration in optometry; state board of 
examiners in chiropody; barbers' examining and licensing 
board; board of registration of hairdressers; New Hampshire 
state dental board; commission of pharmacy and practical 
chemistry; board of veterinary examiners. The term "military 
and naval forces" as used herein shall be construed to include 
the marine corps, coast guard, or any woman's auxiliary serv- 
ices to the armed forces the members of which are subject to 
and under military law. 

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

[Approved February 23, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 27. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POWERS OF THE MAINE-NEW 
HAMPSHIRE INTERSTATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY. 

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

1. Maine-New Hampshire Interstate Bridge Authority. 

Amend the division numbered (6) of section 6 of chapter 4 
of the Laws of special session 1936 by striking out said division 
and inserting in place thereof the following: (6) to acquire in 
the name of the Authority by purchase, condemnation, lease 



36 Chapter 28 [1943 

or otherwise, any real property and rights or easements 
therein, deemed by it necessary or desirable for its purposes, 
and to use such property; and to dispose of such real estate 
holdings as the Authority shall deem unnecessary for the 
maintenance of the services authorized herein. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect when a similar 
act has been approved by the legislature of the state of Maine. 

[Approved February 23, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 28. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT 
ELECTION OFFICIALS IN CERTAIN CASES. 

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

1. Town Meetings. Amend chapter 34 of the Revised 
Laws by inserting after section 90 the following new section: 
90-a. Assistant Election Officials. In any town which has 
voted to adopt an official ballot for the election of its town 
officers, the selectmen, upon the request of the moderator, may 
appoint an assistant moderator, assistant town clerk and such 
other election officials, if any, as are deemed necessary. Said 
assistant moderator and other election officials shall perform 
such duties and have such powers as the moderator may dele- 
gate to them, provided that the power of receiving ballots cast 
shall be granted only to the assistant moderator and, provided, 
further, that said assistant moderator and said other election 
officials shall not be authorized to make any declaration of the 
vote cast for any officials. 

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

[Approved February 23, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 29, 30 37 

CHAPTER 29. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF PART INTEREST IN 
POLES BY PUBLIC UTILITIES. 

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

1. Transfer of Part Interest in Poles. Amend section 28 
of chapter 289 of Revised Laws by adding at the end thereof 
the following: The commission may, by general order, author- 
ize a public utility to transfer to another public utility a 
part interest in poles and their appurtenances for the pur- 
pose of joint use by such public utilities; so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows : 28. Public Utility Leases, 
etc. Any public utility may transfer or lease its franchise, 
works or system, or any part of such franchise, works or 
system, exercised or located in this state, or contract for 
the operation of its works and system located in this state, 
when the commission shall find that it will be for the public 
good and shall make an order assenting thereto, but not 
otherwise. The commission may, by general order, authorize 
a public utility to transfer to another public utility a part 
interest in poles and their appurtenances for the purpose of 
joint use by such public utilities. 

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

[Approved February 23, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 30. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXEMPTION FROM TRUSTEE PROCESS. 

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

1. Trustee Process. Amend section 21, paragraph II, of 
chapter 412 of the Revised Laws, by striking out said para- 
graph and inserting in place thereof the following : II. Wages 
of the defendant earned before the service of the writ upon 
the trustee, to the amount of twenty dollars for each week, 
except that only an amount up to ten dollars for each week 
shall be exempt in actions brought to recover for necessaries 
furnished to the defendant or any of his family. The employer 



38 Chapters 31, 32 [1943 

shall pay said exempted amounts to the employee on the usual 
pay day, unless other cause exists prohibiting such payment. 

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

[Approved February 28, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 31. 

AN ACT RELATING TO HOURS OF LABOR. 

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

1. Hours of Labor. Amend section 1, chapter 212, of the 
Revised Laws, by inserting after the words "farm labor" in 
the ninth line the words, or canning of perishable vegetables 
and fruit, so that said section as amended shall read: 1. 
Females; Minors. No female, or minor under eighteen years 
of age, shall be employed or permitted to work at manual or 
mechanical labor in any manufacturing establishment more 
than ten hours in any one day, or more than forty-eight hours 
in any one week. No female, or minor under eighteen years 
of age, shall be employed or be permitted to work at manual or 
mechanical labor in any other employment, except household 
labor and nursing, domestic, hotel and cabin including dining 
and restaurant service operated in connection therewith and 
incidental thereto, and boarding house labor, operating in 
telegraph and telephone offices and farm labor, or canning of 
perishable vegetables and fruit, more than ten and one-quarter 
hours in any one day, or more than fifty-four hours in any one 
week. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1943. 
[Approved February 24, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 32. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STATE BOARD OF 

EDUCATION. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hov^e of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. State Board of Education. Amend section 1 of chapter 
134 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and in- 



1943] Chapter 33 39 

serting in place thereof the following: 1. Membership. 
There shall be a state board of education, consisting of the 
governor, ex officio, and seven members who shall serve with- 
out pay. The members shall not be technical educators nor 
professionally engaged in school work. Each appointive mem- 
ber shall hold office until his successor is appointed and quali- 
fied, as provided in the following sections. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 33. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RECORDING OP THE ANNUAL INVOICE 
OF PROPERTY FOR TAXATION. 

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

1. Assessment of Taxes. Amend section 5 of chapter 77 
of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 5. Record. A fair record 
shall be made of every invoice taken by the selectmen, and of 
all taxes by them assessed, in a book of records of the doings 
of the selectmen in their office, which shall be the property of 
the town; and a copy thereof shall within thirty days after 
said invoice has been completed be left with the town clerk, 
or the original invoice and assessment shall be so left and 
recorded by him, and both records shall be open to the inspec- 
tion of all persons. The record of real estate shall contain the 
name of the owner, if known ; otherwise the name of the origi- 
nal owner, if known ; the number of the lot and range, if lotted, 
otherwise such description as the land may readily be known 
by; the number of acres, if known; and the amount of taxes 
assessed thereon. 

2. Repeal. Section 8 of chapter 77 of the Revised Laws, 
relative to record of real estate taxes, is hereby repealed. 

3. Record. Amend section 19, chapter 80 of the Revised 
Laws, by striking out the word "listed" in the fifth line and 
inserting the words, recorded by the selectmen, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows : 19.* Notice of Sale. 
The collector shall give notice of every sale by posting adver- 
tisements thereof in two or more public places in the town at 

• See also pages 181, 182, f^ost. 



40 Chapter 34 [1943 

least four weeks before the sale, in which shall be stated the 
name of the owner or of the person to whom the same was 
taxed, the description of the property as recorded by the 
selectmen, the amount of the tax, and the place, day and hour 
of the sale. He shall also, at the same time, send a like notice 
by registered mail to the last known post-office address of the 
owner and of the person against whom the tax is assessed. 

4. Description of Property. Amend section 24 of chapter 
80 of the Revised Laws by striking out the words "said list" 
in the seventh line and inserting in place thereof the words, 
the record of the selectmen, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : 24.* Report of Sale. Each tax col- 
lector, within six days after selling any real estate for taxes, 
shall deliver or forward by registered mail to the register of 
deeds for the county in which the real estate is situated a 
statement of the follov/ing facts relating to each parcel of real 
estate sold, certified by him under oath to be true: To whom 
the real estate was taxed, as it appears in the tax list com- 
mitted to him; the description of the property as it appears 
in the record of the selectmen ; the amount of taxes for which 
the sale was made and the person against whom they were 
assessed ; the date of the sale ; the name of the purchaser ; the 
sum paid or to be paid by the purchaser; a description of the 
parcel or interest sold; and a statement of the officer's fees 
and expenses in giving notices, making the sale and delivering 
the same to the register, which statements shall be recorded 
and indexed by the register as provided in section 29. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 34. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO TOWN APPROPRIATIONS FOR INDUCTEES, 
IN TIME OF WAR. 

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

1. Town Appropriations. Amend section 4 of chapter 51 
of the Revised Laws by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing new paragraph: XXXIL Inductees. To contribute 
toward the expense of entertainments for men of that town 



•See also pages 181, 182, post. 



1943] Chapter 35 41 

at the time of their induction into the armed forces of the 
United States in time of war. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 35. 



AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ORPHANS OF WORLD 

WAR I VETERANS. 

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

1. Purpose. The sums appropriated under the provisions 
of this act shall be used for the sole purpose of contributing 
to the payment of board, room rent, books and supplies, at 
state institutions of secondary or college grade, of children, 
between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one years, whose 
fathers were enlisted or inducted from the state of New 
Hampshire, served in the army, navy or marine corps of the 
United States from April 6, 1917 to July 2, 1921, and who 
have since died from service connected disabilities so rated 
by the federal government. 

2. Tuition. Said children shall be admitted to state in- 
stitutions of secondary or college grade free of tuition. 

3. Payments from Fund. The amounts that may be or 
may become due to any educational or training institution, not 
in excess of the amount specified in section 4 hereof, shall be 
payable to such institution from the fund hereby created on 
vouchers approved by the state board of education. Said board, 
before approving such vouchers shall determine the eligibility 
of the children who may make application for the benefits 
provided for in this act, shall satisfy itself that without the 
financial assistance provided for in this act such children would 
be unable to attend such institution and shall satisfy itself of 
the accuracy of the charge or charges submitted to said board 
by the authorities of any such institution, on account of the 
attendance thereat of any such children; provided that no 
member of said board shall receive any compensation for such 
services. 

4. Appropriation. The sum of seven hundred and fifty 
dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby ap- 



42 ' Chapter 36 [1943 

propriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and annu- 
ally thereafter for carrying out the provisions of this act; 
provided that not more than one hundred and fifty dollars 
shall be paid under said provisions for any one child for any 
one year; and provided that no individual shall be eligible to 
receive the benefits provided for by this act for a period of 
more than four years. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 36. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES TO 
THE GENERAL COURT. 

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

1. Amendment. Amend chapter 40 of the Revised Laws 
by striking out the whole of sections 3 and 4 and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 3. Apportionment. Until an- 
other general census of the state is taken and officially pro- 
mulgated, 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, Alton, Amherst, 
Andover, Antrim, Ashland, Auburn, Barnstead, Barrington, 
Bartlett, Bath, Bedford, Belmont, Bethlehem, Boscawen, 
Bow, Brentwood, Bristol, Campton, Canaan, Candia, Charles- 
town, Chester, Concord ward 2, Concord ward 3, Concord ward 
8, Cornish, Deerfield, Dover ward 5, Durham, Enfield, Epping, 
Epsom, Fitzwilliam, Franklin ward 1, Gilford, Gilmanton, 
Greenland, Greenville, Hampstead, Henniker, Hinsdale, Holder- 
ness, Hollis, Hopkinton, Jefferson, Kingston, Laconia ward 1, 
Laconia ward 3, Lincoln, Londonderry, Loudon, Lyme, Marl- 
borough, Merrimack, Milan, Milton, Moultonborough, New 
Boston, New Hampton, New Ipswich, New London, Newton, 
Northfield, North Hampton, Northwood, Orford, Ossipee, Pel- 
ham, Pittsburg, Plainfield, Plaistow, Portsmouth ward 4, Ports- 
mouth ward 5, Raymond, Rochester ward 1, Rochester ward 3, 
Rochester ward 5, Rollinsford, Rumney, Rye, Sandwich, Sea- 
brook, Somersworth ward 1, Somersworth ward 2, Somers- 



1943] Chapter 36 43 

worth ward 3, Somersworth ward 4, Somersworth ward 5, 
Stewartstown, Strafford, Stratford, Sunapee, Tamworth, Til- 
ton, Troy, Wakefield, Warner, Warren, Weare, Westmoreland, 
Whitefield, Wilton, Woodstock. 

Two representatives each from Colebrook, Concord ward 1, 
Concord ward 5, Concord ward 9, Dover ward 1, Dover ward 3, 
Farmington, Franklin ward 2, Franklin ward 3, Gorham, 
Hampton, Hillsborough, Hooksett, Hudson, Jaffrey, Keene 
ward 2, Keene ward 3, Keene ward 4, Keene ward 5, Laconia 
ward 2, Laconia ward 4, Laconia ward 5, Laconia ward 6, Lan- 
caster, Lisbon, Manchester ward 9, Meredith, Nashua ward 2, 
Nashua ward 3, Nashua ward 4, Nashua ward 9, Newmarket, 
Northumberland, Pembroke, Peterborough, Pittsfield, Ply- 
mouth, Portsmouth ward 3, Rochester ward 2, Rochester ward 
4, Rochester ward 6, Salem, Swanzey, Walpole, Winchester, 
Wolfeboro. 

Three representatives each from Berlin ward 2, Berlin ward 

3, Concord ward 4, Conway, Dover ward 2, Dover ward 4, 
Goffstown, Hanover, Haverhill, Keene ward 1, Littleton, Man- 
chester ward 1, Manchester ward 4, Manchester ward 10, Man- 
chester ward 11, Manchester ward 14, Milford, Nashua ward 
1, Nashua ward 5, Nashua ward 6, Nashua ward 7, Portsmouth 
ward 1, Portsmouth ward 2. 

Four representatives each from Berlin ward 1, Berlin ward 

4, Concord ward 6, Concord ward 7, Derry, Exeter, Manchester 
ward 2, Manchester ward 3, Manchester ward 8, Manchester 
ward 12, Manchester ward 13, Nashua ward 8, Newport. 

Five representatives from Manchester ward 7. 

Six representatives each from Lebanon, Manchester ward 5, 
Manchester ward 6. 

Nine representatives from Claremont. 

4. Part Time. The following named towns, according to 
the census of 1940, having less than the number of inhabitants 
necessary to entitle such towns to one representative and hav- 
ing a right under the constitution to elect a representative 
such proportional part of the time as the number of its inhabi- 
tants shall bear to the requisite number established for one 
representative ; and such other towns having a right under the 
constitution to elect a representative at least once in every ten 
years, may elect one representative in each of the years set 
opposite their names in the following list: 
Grafton 1944 1946 1948 1950 

Tuftonboro 1944 1946 1948 1950 



44 


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Alstead 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Bennington 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Bradford 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Brookline 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Canterbury 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Chesterfield 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Chichester 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Dalton 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Danbury 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Dublin 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Franconia 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Fremont 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Hancock 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Madison 


1944 


1946 


1950 


Rindge 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Sanbornton 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Stratham 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Sutton 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Unity 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Windham 


1944 


1948 


1950 


Acworth 


1946 


1950 




Alexandria 


1944 


1948 




Atkinson 


1946 


1950 




Carroll 


1946 


1950 




Center Harbor 


1944 


1948 




Columbia 


1946 


1950 




Croydon 


1944 


1948 




Danville 


1946 


1950 




Deering 


1944 


1948 




Dunbarton 


1946 


1950 




Dummer 


1944 


1948 




East Kingston 


1946 


1950 




Effingham 


1944 


1948 




Francestown 


1944 


1948 




Freedom 


1944 


1948 




Gilsum 


1946 


1950 




Goshen 


1944 


1948 




Grantham 


1944 


1948 




Greenfield 


1944 


1948 




Hampton Falls 


1946 


1950 




Harrisville 


1946 


1950 




Hill 


1946 


1950 




Jackson 


1944 


1948 





[1943 



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Kensington 


1946 


1950 


Landaff 


1944 


1948 


Langdon 


1944 


1948 


Lee 


1946 


1950 


Lempster 


1944 


1948 


Litchfield 


1944 


1948 


Lyman 


1944 


1948 


Lyndeborough 


1946 


1950 


Madbury 


1944 


1948 


Marlow 


1944 


1948 


Monroe 


1946 


1950 


Mont Vernon 


1944 


1948 


Nelson 


1944 


1948 


Newbury 


1946 


1950 


New Castle 


1946 


1950 


New Durham 


1946 


1950 


Newfields 


1946 


1950 


Newington 


1946 


1950 


Nottingham 


1946 


1950 


Piermont 


1946 


1950 


Richmond 


1944 


1948 


Salisbury 


1944 


1948 


Sandown 


1944 


1948 


South Hampton 


1944 


1948 


Springfield 


1944 


1948 


Stark 


1944 


1948 


Thornton 


1946 


1950 


Washington 


1944 


1948 


Webster 


1944 


1948 


Wentworth 


1946 


1950 


Wilmot 


1946 


1950 


Albany 


1946 




Benton 


1946 




Bridgewater 
Brookfield 


1946 
1946 




Chatham 


1946 




Clarksville 


1946 




Dorchester 


1946 




Easton 


1946 




Eaton 


1946 




Ellsworth 


1950 




Errol 


1946 





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46 


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Groton 


1946 


Hart's Location 


1950 


Hebron 


1946 


Livermore 


1950 


Mason 


1946 


Middleton 


1946 


Millsfield 


1948 


Orange 


1946 


Randolph 


1946 


Roxbury 


1946 


Sharon 


1946 


Shelburne 


1946 


Stoddard 


1946 


Sullivan 


1946 


Surry 


1946 


Temple 


1946 


Waterville 


1950 


Wentworth's Location 


1946 


Windsor 


1950 



[1943 



2. Election of Representatives. Amend chapter 40 of the 
Revised Laws by inserting- after section 4 the following new 
section: 4-a. Basis for Apportionment. The basis for the 
apportionment of representatives as provided in sections 3 and 
4 is that of one representative from any town or ward having 
six hundred and eighty-five inhabitants, with particular ad- 
justments because of the fact that the apportionment for the 
1943 legislature had been made previous to the enactment of 
the 1943 statute. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 37. 

AN ACT RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF TOWNS. 

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

1. Towns. Amend section 5 of chapter 51 of the Revised 
Laws by inserting after the word "appropriated" in the second 
line thereof the following words, or shall any appropriation 



1943] Chapter 38 47 

previously made be reduced or rescinded, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: 5. Appropriations at 
Special Meetings. No money shall be raised or appropriated 
or shall any appropriation previously made be reduced or re- 
scinded at any special town meeting 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 borne 
on the check-list of the town at the annual or biennial election 
next preceding such special meeting; and such check-list shall 
be used at any meeting upon the request of ten legal voters of 
the town. This section shall not apply to money to be raised 
for the public defense or any military purpose in time of war. 
In case an emergency arises requiring an immediate expendi- 
ture of money, the selectmen may petition the superior court 
for permission to hold a special town meeting which, if 
granted, shall give said meeting the same authority as that of 
an annual town meeting. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 38. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE PACKAGING OF LIQUOR. 

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

1. Spirituous Liquors. Amend section 16 of chapter 170 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out the words: "Each package 
shall have the price fixed by the commission stamped clearly 
thereon", so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows : 16. Packages. All liquor sold in state stores shall be 
sold for consumption off the premises. Such liquor shall be in 
packages, sealed with the seal of the commission, containing 
such quantity as said commission shall prescribe; and the 
commission is authorized to prescribe the form of bottle and 
package, and to bottle such liquor as it may deem necessary 
and proper. The price of all liquor sold shall be sufficient to 
pay for the cost of the liquor purchased, plus the operating 
expenses of the state stores, plus a proportionate part of the 
overhead expenses of the commission, plus an additional 



48 Chapter 39 [1943 

charge ; all to be determined by the commission. Purchases of 
liquor shall be made on requisition in such form as the commis- 
sion may prescribe. Said commission is hereby authorized to 
limit the amount of liquor which may be purchased by any 
person at any one time and liquor sold in a state store shall not 
be consumed in any public place. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 39. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO TERMS OF OFFICE OF THE HEADS OF 
CERTAIN DEPARTMENTS. 

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

1. Construction of Statutes. Amend chapter 7 of the Re- 
vised Laws by adding after section 34 the following new sec- 
tion: 34-a. Filling- Vacancy. The term "vacancy shall be 
filled for the unexpired term", when used in connection with 
appointments to the state service by the governor and council 
shall be construed to mean that the successor shall be com- 
missioned for a term equal in length to the unexpired balance 
of the term of his predecessor and where an appointee has held 
over beyond the expiration date of his commission, so far as 
the appointment of a successor is concerned, a vacancy shall 
be deemed to have been created. 

2. Adjustment of Terms of Office. In cases where the 
terms of office of the members of any permanent state board, 
commission or committee do not expire in successive years, the 
governor, with the advice and consent of the council may in 
making any appointment or filling any vacancy to such office, 
appoint any person for a period less than the full term in 
order to adjust the commissions of each member so that their 
terms of office will expire in successive years. 

3. Vacancy Filled for Unexpired Term. Vacancies in the 
office of the commissioner of agriculture as established by sec- 
tion 3 of chapter 223 of the Revised Laws, in the membership 
of the athletic commission as established by section 1 of chap- 
ter 172 of the Revised Laws, in the office of the bank commis- 
sioner and deputy bank commissioner as established by section 



1943] Chapter 39 49 

1 of chapter 307 of the Revised Laws, in the membership of 
the board of registration of hairdressers as established by 
section 2 of chapter 157 of the Revised Laws, in the office of 
the highway commissioner as estabhshed by section 2 of chap- 
ter 99 of the Revised Laws, in the office of insurance commis- 
sioner as estabhshed by section 1 of chapter 321 of the Revised 
Laws, in the office of commissioner of motor vehicles as estab- 
lished by section 1 of chapter 115 of the Revised Laws, in the 
membership of the planning and development commission as 
established by section 40 of chapter 27 of the Revised Laws, in 
the office of commissioner of weights and measures as estab- 
lished by section 2 of chapter 192 of the Revised Laws, shall 
be filled for the unexpired term of such offices. 

4. Holding Office Beyond Term. The members of the 
barbers' examining and licensing board, as established by 
chapter 158 of the Revised Laws, the members of the board 
of chiropractic examiners, as established by chapter 252 of the 
Revised Laws, the members of the forestry and recreation 
commission, as established by chapter 233 of the Revised 
Laws, and the appointive members of the teachers' retirement 
board, as established by chapter 136 of the Revised Laws, shall 
each hold office until his successor is duly appointed and quali- 
fied. 

5. Filling Unexpired Term. The members of the advisory 
board of the department of agriculture, as established by 
chapter 223 of the Revised Laws, the members of the New 
Hampshire shore and beach preservation and development 
commission, as established by chapter 5 of the Revised Laws, 
the comptroller, as established by chapter 23 of the Revised 
Laws, and the superintendent of state police as established by 
chapter 145 of the Revised Laws shall each hold office until his 
successor is duly appointed and qualified and any vacancy in 
any of said offices shall be filled for the unexpired term. 

6. The Attorney General. Amend section 1 of chapter 24 
of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 1. Appointment. There 
shall be an attorney general, to be appointed by the governor 
and council in the manner provided by the constitution. His 
term of office shall be five years and until his successor is 
appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in the office shall be 
filled for the unexpired term. 

7. The Assistant Attorney General. Amend section 14 of 
chapter 24 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section 



50 Chapter 40 [1943 

and inserting in place thereof the following: 14. Appoint- 
ment; Removal; Vacancy. The governor, with the advice and 
consent of council shall appoint an assistant attorney general, 
who shall hold office for a term of five years and until his suc- 
cessor is appointed and qualified. The governor and council 
may remove the assistant attorney general at any time for 
proper cause. Any vacancy in the office shall be filled for the 
unexpired term. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 40. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE SOLICITOR OF 
BELKNAP COUNTY. 

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

1. Salary of Solicitor of Belknap County. Amend section 
20, chapter 24 of the Revised Laws by striking out the word 
"nine" after the word "Belknap" in the fifth line and inserting 
in place thereof the word, twelve, 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, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Carroll, eight hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack, twelve hundred and fifty dollars. 

In Hillsborough, twenty-five hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Sullivan, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Coos, fifteen hundred dollars. 

2. Takes Eft'ect. This act shall take eflfect as of January 
1, 1943. 

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



* See also chapter 136, post. 



1943] Chapters 41, 42 51 

CHAPTER 41. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO DISCONTINUANCE OF HIGH SCHOOLS. 

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

1. High Schools. Amend section 34 of chapter 138 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 34. Discontinuance. No high 
school shall be discontinued, or the location thereof be 
changed, except by the superior court, on petition of twenty 
or more legal voters of the town or district in which such 
high school is located, in addition to a majority of the school 
board for said town or district, after such notice as the court 
may order and proof that the educational interests of the 
town or district require such discontinuance or change. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 42. 



AN ACT CHANGING THE TITLE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER 
OF THE STATE COUNCIL OF DEFENSE. 

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

1. State Council of Defense. Amend section 5 of chapter 
146 of the Revised Laws by striking out the words "an execu- 
tive secretary" in the first and second lines and inserting in 
place thereof the words, a director, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 5. Director, Assistants, Ex- 
penditures. The council is authorized to employ a director and 
such clerical and other personnel as it may deem necessary, to 
fix their compensations, to establish an office, and to make such 
expenditures, within the limits of the appropriation made for 
the purpose or out of other funds made available to the coun- 
cil, as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this 
chapter. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



52 Chapters 43, 44 [1943 

CHAPTER 43. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PAROLED PRISONERS IN THE ARMED SERVICE 
OF THE UNITED STATES. 

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

1. Parole of Prisoners. Amend chapter 429 of the Revised 
Laws by inserting after section 40 the following new section: 
40-a. Suspension of Supervision. In the case of a paroled 
prisoner who has entered the armed service of the United 
States, the board of parole may suspend all parole supervision 
of said person during the period he so serves and is subject to 
military law. Upon the termination of such service by honor- 
able discharge said board may, in its discretion, give to said 
prisoner a final discharge. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 44.* 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO A GIFT TO THE STATE OF THE BEAR BROOK 

AREA. 

Whereas, in accordance with the provisions of an act of the 
Congress of the United States (Public Law 594 — 77th Con- 
gress) The Secretary of the Interior of the United States has 
proposed to convey to the state of New Hampshire certain 
lands and property situated in the towns of Allenstown, Deer- 
field, Candia and Hooksett, known as the Bear Brook area, 
which have been developed by the United States as a recrea- 
tional demonstration project, under the following conditions: 

I. The state of New Hampshire shall use the property 
conveyed exclusively for public park, recreational and con- 
servation purposes, and 

II. The title to said property shall revert to the United 
States upon a finding by the Secretary of the Interior, after 
notice to the state of New Hampshire and after an opportunity 
for a hearing, that said state has not complied with the con- 
ditions of the gift during a period of more than three years, 
which finding shall be final and conclusive. 



* See also chapter 158, post. 



1943] Chapter 45 53 

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

1. Gift Accepted. The state of New Hampshire gratefully 
accepts the gift of the Bear Brook area from the United States 
of America upon the terms and conditions hereinbefore set 
forth and the governor and council are hereby empowered to 
accept on behalf of the state a deed from said grantor of said 
property subject to said terms and conditions. 

2. Application of Laws. The limitations contained in sec- 
tion 13 of chapter 234 of the Revised Laws shall not be con- 
strued as applying to the use of buildings on said Bear Brook 
area. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 45. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO LEGAL CUSTODY OF PAROLED PRISONERS. 

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

1. Paroled Prisoners. Amend section 27 of chapter 429 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 27. Legal Custody; Reporting. 
One of the terms of the permit in each case shall be that the 
released prisoner shall remain in the legal custody of the state 
board of parole, hereinafter provided for. The permit shall 
also provide that said prisoner shall report to the state parole 
officer at such stated intervals as the board shall determine to 
be proper. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



54 Chapters 46, 47 [1943 

CHAPTER 46. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO NONRESIDENT STUDENTS AT THE 
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

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

1. University of New Hampshire. The provisions of sec- 
tion 23 of chapter 222 of the Revised Laws placing restrictions 
upon the number of new students entering the university from 
certain states are hereby suspended for two years from the 
date of the passage of this act. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 
1943. 

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 47. 



AN ACT CHANGING THE SECONDARY STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM 
IN THE TOWNS OF DERRY AND WINDHAM. 

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

1. Windham Bridge Street Extension. Bridge Street Ex- 
tension from Windham Depot in the town of Windham to the 
junction of Route 28 (Rockingham Road) at Kendall Pond 
Road in the town of Derry is hereby classified as a class IIA 
highway and the designation of said highway on the plan 
shown upon a map filed in the office of the secretary of state 
and designated "Secondary State Highway System 1937", as 
provided in section 35, chapter 100 of the Revised Laws, is 
changed in accordance herewith. 

2. Windham Junction Road. Windham Junction Road from 
the Windham-Derry town line to Route 28 (Rockingham Road) 
in the town of Derry, is hereby classified as a class V highway 
and the designation of said highway on the plan referred to in 
section 1 of this act is changed in accordance herewith. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



1943] Chapter 48 55 

CHAPTER 48. 

AN ACT RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF LIQUOR LAWS. 

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

1. Violations of Liquor Laws. Amend section 48 of chap- 
ter 170 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 48. Penalties. 
Whoever violates any of the provisions of this subdivision or 
any of the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto 
shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or be im- 
prisoned for not more than six months, or both, in the dis- 
cretion of the court. If any licensee is convicted of a violation 
of the provisions of this subdivision or any of the rules and 
regulations promulgated pursuant hereto the court may in its 
discretion immediately declare his license suspended or re- 
voked for a period not to exceed one year, and shall notify the 
commission accordingly, and no license shall thereafter be 
granted to him during said period so determined by the court. 
In case of appeal the license of such licensee may be suspended 
in the discretion of the commission during the pendency of 
such appeal. 

2. Violations of Beverage Laws. Amend section 86 of said 
chapter 170 by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following : 86. Penalties. Whoever violates any 
of the provisions of this subdivision or any of the rules and 
regulations promulgated pursuant thereto shall, upon convic- 
tion thereof by a court of competent jurisdiction, be fined not 
more than five hundred dollars or be imprisoned for not more 
than six months, or both, in the discretion of the court. If 
any permittee is convicted of a violation of the provisions 
hereof or any of the rules and regulations promulgated pur- 
suant thereto, the court may in its discretion immediately 
suspend or revoke his permit for a period not to exceed one 
year and shall notify the commission accordingly and no per- 
mit shall thereafter be granted to him during said period so 
determined by the court. Any permittee who shall sell or 
permit the sale on his premises or in connection with his 
business or otherwise of any alcoholic beverages not authorized 
under the terms hereof, unless otherwise permitted by law. 



56 Chapter 49 [1943 

shall upon conviction thereof forfeit his permit in addition to 
any punishment imposed by the law for such offense. 

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

[Approved March 4, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 49. 

AN ACT RELATING TO OBSERVANCE OF THE LORD'S DAY. 

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

1. Sunday Sports. Amend section 5 of chapter 448 of the 
Revised Laws by inserting after the word "town" in the sec- 
ond line the words, or the city council of any city, and by strik- 
ing out the word "six" in the eleventh line and inserting in 
place thereof the word, two, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : 5. Exceptions. Nothing in this chap- 
ter shall prevent the selectmen of any town, or the city council 
of any city, from adopting by-laws and ordinances permitting 
and regulating retail business, plays, games, sports, and ex- 
hibitions on the Lord's Day, provided such by-laws and ordi- 
nances are approved by a majority vote of the legal voters 
present and voting at the next regular election. But no such 
by-laws or ordinances shall permit public dancing, 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 ex- 
hibitions of physical skill at which admission is charged or 
donations accepted, to be held earlier than one o'clock in the 
afternoon, or the opening of theatrical or vaudeville perform- 
ances or motion pictures earlier than two o'clock in the 
afternoon. 

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

[Approved March 4, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 50, 51 57 

CHAPTER 50. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE OPTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF BLOOD 
TEST CERTIFICATES. 

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

1. Blood Test for Marriage Certificates. Amend section 25 
of chapter 338 of the Revised Laws by adding at the end 
thereof the words: Such statement and record shall be re- 
tained for a period of two years after the date thereof, after 
which it may be destroyed at the option of the official having 
custody thereof, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows : 25. Confidential Report, Optional Destruction. The 
statement and record required by section 23 shall be treated 
as a confidential report and shall not be considered as part of 
the marriage record. Such statement and record shall be 
retained for a period of two years after the date thereof, after 
which it may be destroyed at the option of the official having 
custody thereof. 

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

[Approved March 4, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 51. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO HOUSE BOATS IN SQUAM LAKE. 

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

1. Squam Lake. No person shall at any time place in or 
upon, or use, or operate upon, Squam Lake any house boat. 
Whoever violates any provision of this act shall be fined not 
more than fifty dollars. Board of health and health officers of 
towns abutting said lake shall have power and authority to 
enforce the provisions hereof. 

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

[Approved March 4, 1943.] 



58 Chapters 52, 53 [1943 

CHAPTER 52. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PAYMENT OF POLL TAX AS A PREREQUISITE 
FOR FISHING, HUNTING, OR TRAPPING LICENSES. 

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

1. Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping Licenses. Amend sec- 
tion 4 of chapter 247 of the Revised Laws by striking out said 
section and inserting in place thereof the following: 4. Pay- 
ment of Poll Tax Required. Every applicant for a resident 
license, under the provisions of this subdivision, shall furnish 
to the issuing officer a tax collector's receipt for the payment 
of his poll tax for the preceding year, or make oath that he has 
either paid said tax or has been relieved from such payment 
because of exemption or abatement. Provided, however, that 
a license may be issued if the selectmen or assessors certify 
that in their opinion the applicant should be granted such 
license even though he has not paid the tax. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 53. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO TEMPORARY DISQUALIFICATION OF 
SUPERVISORS OF THE CHECK-LIST IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hou^e of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Supervisors of the Check-list. Amend chapter 32 of the 
Revised Laws by inserting after section 4 the following new 
section: 4-a. Temporary Disqualification. No supervisor 
shall participate in the correction of the check-list or in the 
sessions for such correction, if such check-list is to be used, at 
any election or primary in which such supervisor is a candi- 
date for election or nomination to any public office, except as 
supervisor of the check-list. In case any supervisor shall be 
temporarily disqualified, as herein provided, his place shall be 
supplied for the duration of his disqualification in the manner 
provided in section 4 for filling vacancies, provided that in fill- 
ing such temporary vacancy the appointee shall be of the 



1943] Chapter 54 59 

same political party as the supervisor whose place he is tem- 
porarily filling, and provided further that said appointee shall 
not hold said office after the election where the supervisor was 
disqualified. 

2. Application of Act. The provisions of this act shall 
apply to all cities and towns and any provision of any city 
charter inconsistent with the provisions hereof is hereby re- 
pealed to the extent of said inconsistency. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 54. 



AN ACT TO REGULATE THE LABELING, SALE AND OFFERING OR 
EXPOSING FOR SALE, OF AGRICULTURAL AND VEGETABLE SEEDS. 

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

1. New Hampshire Seed Law. Amend chapter 224 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out said chapter and inserting in 
place thereof the following new chapter : 

Chapter 224 

Agricultural and Vegetable Seeds 

1. Definitions. Terms used in this chapter shall be con- 
strued as follows: 

I. The term "agricultural seeds" shall include the seeds 
of grass, forage, cereal and fiber crops and any other kinds of 
seeds commonly recognized within this state as agricultural or 
field seeds, and mixtures of such seeds. 

II. The term "vegetable seeds" shall include the seeds of 
those crops which are grown in gardens or on truck farms and 
are generally known and sold under the name of vegetable 
seeds in this state. 

III. The term "weed seeds" shall include the seeds of all 
plants generally recognized as weeds within this state, and 
shall include noxious weed seeds. 

IV. Noxious weed seeds shall be divided into two 
classes, "primary noxious weed seeds" and "secondary noxious 
weed seeds" as herein defined ; provided, that the commissioner 



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of agriculture may add to or subtract from the list of seeds in- 
cluded under either definition whenever he finds that such 
additions or subtractions are within the respective definitions. 

V. "Primary noxious weed seeds" shall include the seeds 
of perennial weeds such as those that reproduce and spread by 
underground roots or stems as well as by seed, and which, 
when established, are highly destructive and difficult to con- 
trol in this state by ordinary good cultural practice. Primary 
noxious weed seeds in this state are the seeds of: Canada 
thistle (Cirsium arvense), field bindweed (Convolvulus arven- 
sis) , and quackgrass (Agropyron repens) . 

VI. "Secondary noxious weed seeds" shall include the 
seeds of such weeds as are very objectionable in field, lawns, 
or gardens of this state, but can be controlled by good cultural 
practices. The secondary noxious weed seeds in this state are 
the seeds of: dodder (Cuscuta spp.) and crab grass (Digitaria 
sanguinalis) . 

VII. The term "labeling" includes all labels, and other 
written, printed, or graphic representations, in any form what- 
soever, accompanying and pertaining to any seed whether in 
bulk or in containers, and includes invoices. 

VIII. The term "advertisement" means all representa- 
tions, other than those on the label, disseminated in any man- 
ner or by any means, relating to seed within the scope of this 
chapter. 

2. Label Requirement. Each separate container of agri- 
cultural or vegetable seed, including seeds in small packets, 
which is sold, offered for sale, or exposed for sale, within this 
state for sowing purposes shall bear thereon or have attached 
thereto in a conspicuous place a plainly written or printed label 
or tag in the English language, giving the information as set 
forth in sections 3 and 4. 

3. Agricultural Seeds. For agricultural seeds the follow- 
ing is required : 

I. Commonly accepted name of kind, or kind and variety, 
of each agricultural seed component in excess of five per cent 
of the whole and the percentage by weight of each. Where 
more than one component is required to be named, the word 
"mixture" or "mixed" shall be associated with the name on the 
label. 

II. Lot number or other lot identification, 

III. Origin, if known, of alfalfa, red clover and field corn 



1943] Chapter 54 61 

(except hybrid corn) . If the origin is unknown, that fact shall 
be stated. 

IV. Percentage by weight of all weed seeds, including 
those known as noxious weeds. 

V. Secondary noxious weeds. The name and approxi- 
mate number of each kind of secondary noxious weed seed, per 
ounce in groups (A) and (B) and per pound in groups (C) and 
(D), when present singly or collectively in excess of — 

(A) One seed or bulblet in each 5 grams of Agrostis spp., 
Poa spp., Rhodes grass, Bermuda grass, timothy, orchard 
grass, fescues (except meadow fescue) , alsike and white clover, 
reed canary grass, Dallis grass, and other agricultural seeds of 
similar size and weight, or mixtures within this group ; 

(B) One seed or bulblet in each 10 grams of ryegrass, 
meadow fescue, foxtail millet, alfalfa, red clover, sweetclovers, 
lespedezas, smooth brome, crimson clover, Brassica spp., flax, 
Agropyron spp., and other agricultural seeds of similar size 
and weight, or mixtures within this group, or of this group 
with (A) ; 

(C) One seed or bulblet in each 25 grams of proso, 
Sudan grass and other agricultural seeds of similar size and 
weight, or mixtures not specified in (A), (B), or (D) ; 

(D) One seed or bulblet in each 100 grams of wheat, 
oats, rye, barley, buckwheat, sorghums (except Sudan grass), 
vetches, and other agricultural seeds of a size and weight simi- 
lar to or greater than those within this group, or any mixtures 
within this group. 

All determinations of noxious weed seeds are subject to 
tolerances and methods of determination prescribed in the 
rules and regulations under this chapter. 

VI. Percentage by weight of agricultural seeds other 
than those required to be named on the label. 

VII. Percentage by weight of inert matter. 

VIII. For each named agricultural seed, percentage of 
germination, exclusive of hard seed, percentage of hard seed, 
if present, and the calendar month and year the test was com- 
pleted to determine such percentages. 

IX. Name and address of the person who labeled said 
seed, or who sells, offers, or exposes said seed for sale within 
this state. 

4. Vegetable Seeds. For vegetable seeds, the following is 
required : 



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I. Name of kind and variety of seed, and the calendar 
month and year when last tested for germination. 

II. For seeds which germinate less than the standard 
last established by the commissioner of agriculture hereunder, 
and in type not smaller than ten point size; percentage of 
germination exclusive of hard seed; percentage of hard seed, 
if present; and the words "below standard." 

III. Name and address of the person who labeled said 
seed, or who sells, offers or exposes said seed for sale within 
this state. 

5. Illegal Sales. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, 
offer for sale or expose for sale any agricultural or vegetable 
seed within this state: 

I. Unless the test to determine the percentage of germi- 
nation required by sections 3 and 4 shall have been completed 
within a nine-month period, exclusive of the calendar month in 
which the test was completed, immediately prior to sale, ex- 
posure for sale, or offering for sale or transportation. 

II. Not labeled in accordance with the provisions hereof, 
or having a false or misleading labeling. 

III. Pertaining to which there has been a false or mis- 
leading advertisement. 

IV. Any agricultural seeds containing any primary 
noxious weed seeds except as may be allowed under tolerances 
prescribed in the rules and regulations hereunder. 

6. Prohibitions. It shall be unlawful for any person within 
this state: 

I. To detach, alter, deface, or destroy any label provided 
for herein or the rules and regulations made and promulgated 
hereunder, or to alter or substitute seed, in a manner that may 
defeat the purposes hereof. 

II. To disseminate any false or misleading advertisement 
concerning agricultural or vegetable seed in any manner or by 
any means. 

III. To hinder or obstruct in any way any authorized 
person in the performance of his duties hereunder. 

IV. To fail to comply with a "stop sale" order. 

7. Exemptions. The provisions of sections 2 to 6, inclu- 
sive, do not apply to seed or grain not intended for sowing 
purposes, nor to seed in storage in, or consigned to, a seed 
cleaning or processing establishment for cleaning or process- 
ing, provided, that any labeling or other representation which 



1943] Chapter 54 63 

may be made with respect to the unclean seed shall be subject 
to the provisions hereof. 

8. Exceptions. No person shall be subject to the penalties 
hereof for having sold, offered or exposed for sale in this state 
any agricultural or vegetable seeds, which were incorrectly 
labeled or represented as to kind, variety, or origin which seeds 
cannot be identified by examination thereof, unless he has 
failed to take all proper precautions to insure the identity to be 
that stated in accordance with rules and regulations here- 
under. 

9. Duties and Authority of Commissioner of Agriculture. 
The commissioner of agriculture, who may act through his 
authorized agents, shall have the power : 

I. To sample, inspect, make analyses of, and test, agri- 
cultural and vegetable seeds transported, sold, offered or ex- 
posed for sale within this state for sowing purposes, at such 
time and place and to such extent as he may deem necessary to 
determine whether said agricultural or vegetable seeds are in 
compliance with the provisions hereof, and to notify promptly 
the person who transported, sold, offered or exposed the seed 
for sale, of any violation. 

II. To prescribe, and after public hearing to adopt, rules 
and regulations governing the methods of sampling, inspect- 
ing, analysis, tests, and examination of agricultural and vege- 
table seed, and the tolerances to be followed in the administra- 
tion hereof, which shall be in general accord with officially 
prescribed practice in interstate commerce, and such other 
rules and regulations as may be necessary to secure the effi- 
cient enforcement hereof. 

III. To enter upon any public or private premises during 
regular business hours in order to have access to seeds subject 
to this chapter and the rules and regulations promulgated 
hereunder. 

IV. To issue written or printed "stop sale" orders which 
shall prohibit further sale of any lot of agricultural or vege- 
table seed which the commissioner has reason to believe is in 
violation of any of the provisions hereof until the law has been 
complied with or said violation otherwise legally disposed of: 
Provided, that no "stop sale" order shall be issued or attached 
to any lot of seed without first giving the owner or custodian 
of such seed an opportunity to comply with the law or to with- 
draw the seed from sale. 

V. To establish and maintain or make provision for seed 



64 Chapter 54 [1943 

testing facilities, to employ qualified persons, and to incur such 
expenses as may be necessary to comply with these pro- 
visions. 

VI. To make or provide for making purity and germina- 
tion tests of seeds for farmers and dealers on request; to pre- 
scribe rules and regulations governing such testing; and to fix 
and collect charges for the tests made. All fees collected here- 
under shall be paid over by the commissioner to the state 
treasurer who shall keep the same in a special fund to be used 
only for purposes of this chapter. 

VII. To cooperate with the United States department of 
agriculture in seed law enforcement. 

10. Seizure. Upon the recommendation of the commis- 
sioner of agriculture or his duly authorized agents, the court 
of competent jurisdiction in the area in which the seed is 
located shall cause the seizure and subsequent denaturing, 
processing, or destruction to prevent the use for sowing pur- 
poses of any lot of agricultural or vegetable seed found to be 
unfit for sowing purposes : Provided, that in no instances shall 
the denaturing, processing, or destruction be ordered without 
first having given the claimant of said seed an opportunity to 
apply to said court for the release of said seed. 

11. Penalties. Whoever violates any of the provisions of 
this chapter or any rule or regulation promulgated hereunder 
shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars for the first 
offense and not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars for 
each subsequent offense. Fines collected hereunder shall be 
paid, by the court collecting the same, to the commissioner of 
agriculture and by him forwarded to the state treasurer for 
the use of the state. 

12. Publication. The commissioner of agriculture shall 
publish, or cause to be published, the results of tests and 
analyses of samples of agricultural and vegetable seeds, as 
herein provided, together with the names and addresses of the 
persons from whom the samples of seed were obtained. He 
may publish such other information as he may deem advisable 
concerning the value, character and use of certain seeds. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1943.] 



1943] Chapter 55 65 

CHAPTER 55. 

AN ACT RELATING TO INTEREST ON TAXES. 

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

1. Taxes. Amend section 11, chapter 77 of the Revised 
Laws by striking out the word "ten" in the first line and in- 
serting in place thereof the word, eight, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows : 11. Interest. Interest at 
eight per cent shall be charged upon all taxes not paid on or 
before December first, after their assessment, from that date, 
which shall be collected with the taxes as incident thereto. 

2. Real Estate Taxes. Amend section 27, chapter 80 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out the word "twelve" in the 
fifth line and inserting in place thereof the word, ten, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 27. Re- 
demption. Any person interested 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 collector, the amount for which the 
land was sold, together with costs for notifying mortgagees, 
if any, and with ten per cent interest upon the whole amount 
from the time of sale to the time of payment or tender, to- 
gether with redemption costs incurred. In case the tax 
collector who sold the property in question shall have died, be- 
come incapacitated, been removed from ofiice or removed from 
the town or city or shall have been discharged 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 ad- 
vice 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. 

3. Rate of Interest. Amend section 30, chapter 80 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out the word "twelve" in the fourth 
line of said section and inserting in place thereof the word, 
ten, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 30. 
Subsequent Tax. The purchaser of land so sold may pay to 
the collector any tax assessed upon the land subsequent to that 
for which it was sold, and the amount so paid on account of 
the subsequent tax, with interest thereon at ten per cent, shall 



66 Chapter 56 [1943 

also be paid to the collector by the person claiming the right 
to redeem, in order to redeem the land. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect April 1, 1943 
and shall apply only to taxes levied on or after that date. 

[Approved March 10, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 56. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AS TO 

PERSONS WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE MILITARY OR NAVAL 

FORCES, ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS FOR BENEFITS, AND 

AMOUNT OF BENEFITS. 

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

1. Definition of Base Period. Amend subsection A of 
section 1 of chapter 218 of the Revised Laws by striking out 
the whole of the same and inserting in place thereof the 
following: A. "Base period" means the calendar year im- 
mediately preceding any benefit year. 

2. Benefits. Amend subsection D of section 2 of said 
chapter 218 by striking out the whole of the same and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: D. Benefits to Persons 
Upon Termination of Service in Military or Naval Forces of 
the United States. (1) An individual who has served in the 
military or naval forces of the United States beginning on or 
after July 1, 1940 and has been honorably discharged there- 
from shall, if he is otherwise and in all other respects eligible 
in accordance with the provisions of section 3 of this chapter 
and files, in accordance with such regulations as the commis- 
sioner shall prescribe, a claim for benefits with respect to a 
week of unemployment beginning not later than July 1, 1945, 
be entitled to receive whichever is the greater of: 

(a) The unused benefits based on his earnings in the 
calendar year immediately preceding his first day of such 
service in said forces, or 

(b) The unused benefits based on earnings in the 
calendar year of his first day of such service in said forces, 
provided that benefits based on earnings in such calendar year 
are and have been available to all claimants generally under 
this chapter, or 

(c) Benefits based on earnings in the base period for 
the benefit vear in which the first claim was filed. 



1943] Chapter 56 67 

(2) If such an individual has not exhausted the benefits 
to which he is thus entitled at the close of a benefit year in 
which he fii^t files a claim hereunder he shall, if otherwise 
eligible as hereinbefore provided, be entitled to receive in the 
next benefit year whichever is the greater of: 

(a) The balance of the unused benefits to which he 
was entitled under (1) (a), (1) (b), or (1) (c) above, or 

(b) Benefits based on earnings in the base period 
for that benefit year. 

(3) The term "military or naval forces" as used in this 
subsection shall be construed to include service in the marine 
corps, coast guard, or any woman's auxiliary service to the 
armed forces the members of which are subject to and under 
military law. 

(4) Benefits paid under and by virtue of this subsection 
are intended to be in lieu of and not in addition to weekly 
benefit amounts provided in subsections A, B, and C of 
section 2 of this chapter. 

3. Eligibility Conditions in Cases of Certain Women. 
Amend subsection C of section 3 of said chapter 218 by strik- 
ing out the whole of the same and inserting in place thereof 
the following: C. He is able to work, and is available for 
work. Provided, however, that in the case of a pregnant 
woman she shall be deemed unavailable for work for a period 
not to exceed sixteen weeks beginning eight weeks prior to 
the expected date of childbirth as certified by a legally 
licensed physician, and further provided that such period of 
unavailability shall be sooner terminated if subsequent to 
childbirth she earns in any one week wages in employment 
equal to or in excess of two dollars more than her weekly 
benefit amount. 

4. Waiting Period. Amend subsection D of section 3 of 
said chapter 218 by striking out the whole of the same and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: D. Prior to any week 
for which he receives benefits he has been totally unemployed 
(and for the purposes of this subsection an individual shall 
be deemed totally unemployed in any week in which he earns 
no wages in excess of two dollars) for a waiting period of one 
week within the same benefit year and fulfilled the other re- 
quirements of this section; provided that this requirement 
shall not interrupt the payment of benefits for consecutive 
weeks of unemployment because of a change in the benefit 



68 Chapter 56 [1943 

year, even though a change in the weekly benefit amount and 
maximum benefits is effected. For the purposes of this sub- 
section, two weeks of partial unemployment shall be deemed 
equivalent to one week of total unemployment. No week shall 
be counted as a week of total unemployment for the purposes 
of this subsection: 

(1) If benefits have been paid with respect thereto; 

(2) Unless he has annual earnings of two hundred 
dollars within the base period in accordance with subsection P 
(2) of section 1. 

5. Benefits. Amend subsection B of section 2 of chapter 
218 of the Revised Laws by striking out the whole of the same 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 

B. Weekly Benefit Amount for Total Unemployment and 
Maximum Total Amount of Benefits Payable During Any 
Benefit Year. (1) Each eligible individual who is totally 
unemployed in any week shall be paid with respect to such 
week benefits in the amount shown in column B of the schedule 
delineated in this paragraph on the line on which in column A 
there is indicated the individual's annual wage class except as 
otherwise provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection. The 
maximum total amount of benefits payable to any eligible in- 
dividual during any benefit year shall be the amount shown in 
column C of the schedule delineated in this paragraph on the 
line on which in column A there is indicated the individual's 
annual wage class except as otherwise provided in paragraph 
(2) of this subsection. 



A 


B 


C 


Total Annual Earnings 


Weekly Benefit 


Maximum 


In Base Period 


Amount 


Benefits 


$200.00- $349.99 


$6 


$108 


350.00 - 449.99 


7 


126 


450.00 - 549.99 


8 


144 


550.00 - 649.99 


9 


162 


650.00 - 749.99 


10 


180 


750.00 - 849.99 


11 


198 


850.00 - 949.99 


12 


216 


950.00 - 1,049.99 


13 


234 


1,050.00 - 1,249.99 


14 


252 


1,250.00 - 1,499.99 


15 


270 


1,500.00 - 1,749.99 


16 


288 


1,750.00 - 1,999.99 


17 


306 


2,000.00 - and over 


18 


324 



1943] Chapter 56 69 

(2) If at any time the fund shall fail to equal or fail to 
exceed eight million dollars and shall be maintained at less 
than that figure for a period of two consecutive calendar 
months, each eligible individual who is totally unemployed in 
any week shall be paid with respect to such week benefits in 
the amount shown in column (B) of the schedule delineated 
in this paragraph on the line on which in column (A) there is 
indicated the individual's annual w^age class. The maximum 
total amount of benefits payable to any eligible individual 
during any benefit year shall be the amount shown in column 
(C) of the schedule delineated in this paragraph on the line 
on which in column (A) there is indicated the individual's 
annual wage class. The schedule delineated in this para- 
graph shall take effect on the first day of the month im- 
mediately following the two-month period in this paragraph 
above mentioned. 



A 


B 


C 


Total Annual Earnings 


Weekly Benefit 


Maximum 


In Base Period 


Amount 


Benefits 


$200.00 - $399.99 


$6 


$84 


400.00 - 499.99 


7 


98 


500.00 - 599.99 


8 


112 


600.00 - 699.99 


9 


144 


700.00 - 799.99 


10 


160 


800.00 - 899.99 


11 


176 


900.00 - 999.99 


12 


192 


1,000.00-1,149.99 


13 


208 


1,150.00 - 1,299.99 


14 


224 


1,300.00 - and over 


15 


240 



(3) It being further provided that in the event the 
provisions of paragraph (2) of this subsection become 
effective, the provisions of paragraph (1) of this subsection 
shall not again become effective for any benefit year there- 
after unless the fund shall equal or exceed eight million dollars 
during the two consecutive months immediately preceding the 
beginning of that benefit year. 

6. Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its pas- 
sage provided that benefits for all payable weeks ending after 
the date of the passage of this act shall be paid and treated in 
all respects in accordance with the provisions of the unemploy- 
ment compensation law as amended by this act. 

[Approved March 10, 1943.] 



70 Chapters 57, 58 [1943 

CHAPTER 57. 

AN ACT DEFINING HIGHWAYS, 

Be it e?iacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Highways. Amend section 1 of chapter 90 of the Re- 
vised Laws by striking- out the words "or as" in the second 
line and inserting in place thereof the words, or roads which 
have been constructed for public travel over land which has 
been conveyed to a town or the state by deed of a fee or ease- 
ment interest, or roads which, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 1. Highways Defined. Highways are 
only such as are laid out in the mode prescribed therefor by 
statute, or roads which have been constructed for public travel 
over land which has been conveyed to a town or the state by 
deed of a fee or easement interest, or roads which have been 
used as such for public travel thereon, other than travel to and 
from a toll-bridge or ferry, for twenty years. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 58. 

AN ACT RELATING TO TAKING HARES AND RABBITS. 

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

1. Hares and Rabbits. Amend section 17 of chapter 242 of 
Revised Laws by striking out the words, "February first", in 
the second line and inserting in place thereof the words, Febru- 
ary fifteenth, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 17. Taking; Limit. Hares and rabbits may be 
taken and possessed from October first to February fifteenth. 
No person shall take more than three hares and five cotton-tail 
rabbits in one day, and the total number of hares and cotton- 
tail rabbits taken in one day shall not exceed five. No person 
shall take hares and rabbits by the use of a snare. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 59, 60 71 

CHAPTER 59. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FEES FOR THE SERVICE OF WRITS AND 
ATTACHMENTS. 

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

1. Fees of Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs. Amend para- 
graph I of section 28 of chapter 380 of the Revised Laws by 
striking- out the words "fifty cents" and inserting in place 
thereof the words, one dollar, so that said paragraph as 
amended shall read as follows: I. For the service of every 
writ, subpoena for every witness named therein, process, 
notice or execution, one dollar. 

2. Attachments : Municipal Court Writ. Amend paragraph 
II of section 28 of chapter 380 of the Revised Laws by striking 
out the word "fifty" in the third line and inserting in place 
thereof the words, one dollar, and by inserting after the word 
"dollar" in the second line the words, and fifty cents, so that 
said paragraph as amended shall read as follows: II. For 
making an attachment of personal property upon a writ re- 
turnable to the superior court, one dollar and fifty cents ; upon 
a writ returnable to a justice of the peace or a municipal 
court, one dollar. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1943.] 
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CHAPTER 60. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO ADULTERATION OF MEAT PRODUCTS, UNDER 
THE FOOD AND DRUG ACT. 

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

] . Meat Products. Amend section 3 of chapter 164 of the 
Revised Laws by adding at the end thereof the following new 
paragraph: VII. Nothing contained in paragraph V of this 
section shall be construed to prevent the use or presence 
therein of compounds of nitrous acid in the manufacture of 
meat products, when the same is present in quantity not ex- 



72 Chapter 61 [1943 

ceeding that permitted by the United States bureau of animal 
industry. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 61. 

AN ACT ENABLING THE STATE TO MAKE LOANS TO PROTECT THE 

SEPARATE ACCOUNT FOR THE PAYMENT OF BONDS FOR 

HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND THE SEPARATE 

ACCOUNT FOR THE PAYMENT OF BONDS OF 

THE AERIAL TRAMWAY COMMISSION. 

Whereas, due to the rationing of gasoline resulting from 
the present war-time emergency and the restriction of high- 
way traffic caused thereby it is possible that the road toll 
revenue for the separate account established for the construc- 
tion of highways as provided for by chapter 1 of the Laws of 
the special session of 1927, chapter 41 of the Laws of 1929, 
chapter 1 of the Laws of the special session of 1936 and 
chapter 137 of the Laws of 1939 as amended by chapter 220 of 
the Laws of 1941 and the revenues for the separate account of 
the aerial tramway as provided for by chapter 239 of the Re- 
vised Laws, may be insufficient to meet the payments required 
from such accounts by the retirement and interest obligations 
of the bonds issued in connection with said projects, there- 
fore ; 

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

1. Loans Authorized; Appropriation. The governor and 
council is hereby authorized to loan from the general funds of 
the state to the separate account established from the motor 
vehicle road toll collected for the construction of highways and 
to the separate account of the aerial tramway commission 
above referred to, sufficient sums to permit the payment from 
such separate accounts of such amounts as may be needed to 
meet their obligations including such payments and interest 
charges as may be required by the bonds issued for such 
projects. Such sums as may be needed for this purpose are 
hereby appropriated. 



1943] Chapter 61 73 

2. Repayment of Loans. The additional motor vehicle road 
toll assigned to the construction of highways and the authority 
of the aerial tramway commission to collect revenue from its 
projects are hereby continued in full force and effect until such 
loans as may be made under the authority of this act are re- 
paid. These loans shall be repaid at such time as the state 
treasurer with the approval of the governor and council shall 
recommend. 

3. Limitation. The authority granted to the governor and 
council to make the loans herein authorized shall expire June 
30, 1945. 

4. Bonds Authorized. The state treasurer is hereby author- 
ized under the direction of the governor and council, to borrow 
upon the credit of the state such sums as may be necessary 
for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this 
act and for that purpose may issue bonds and notes as may in 
their opinion be to the best advantage of the state of New 
Hampshire, and in the name of and on behalf of the state of 
New Hampshire, at a rate of interest to be determined by the 
governor and council at the time of the approval of the issue. 
The maturity date of such bonds and notes is not to be later 
than December 31, 1954. Such bonds and notes shall be in 
such form and such denominations and with such provisions 
for call or redemption as the governor and council may deter- 
mine, may be registerable as to both principal and interest and 
shall be countersigned by the governor and shall be deemed a 
pledge of the faith and credit of the state. 

5. Short-term Notes. Prior to the issuance of the bonds 
or notes hereunder the treasurer, under direction of the gov- 
ernor and council, may for the purpose hereof borrow money 
from time to time on short-term loans to be refunded by the 
issuance of the bonds or notes hereunder. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1943.] 



74 Chapters 62, 63 [1943 

CHAPTER 62. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SUPERVISION OF AID FOR TUBERCULOUS 
INDIGENT PERSONS. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genei^al Court convened: 

1. The State Sanatorium. Amend section 4 of chapter 153 
of the Revised Laws by striking out the words "board of pub- 
He welfare" in the fourth line and inserting in place thereof 
the words, state board of health, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 4. Treatment of Indigent. 
Persons in indigent circumstances, and whose relatives legally 
chargeable with their support are unable to provide for such 
treatment, may be received for treatment at the expense of 
the state upon an order issued by the state board of health, 
said order to be based upon satisfactory evidence to be kept 
on file in the office of the said board that the said patient is 
entitled to treatment under the provisions of this section. 

2. Transfer of Records and Appropriation. All records of 
the board of public welfare relative to payments on account of 
tuberculous patients by the state, under the provisions of sec- 
tion 4 of chapter 153 of the Revised Laws, shall be transferred 
to the state board of health. Any balance of funds or appro- 
priations heretofore made available to the board of public 
welfare for aid to indigent persons under the provisions of said 
section 4 shall be available to the state board of health, and 
shall not lapse. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1943. 
[Approved March 10, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 63. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO CLERK HIRE IN CERTAIN PROBATE OFFICES. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 

General Court convened: 

1. County Probate Offices. Amend section 22 of chapter 
347 of the Revised Laws by striking out the words "eiglit hun- 
dred" in the third line and inserting in place thereof the words, 
one thousand three hundred; by striking out the words "nine 
hundred" in the fifth line and inserting in place thereof the 



1943] Chapter 64 75 

words, one thousand, and by striking out the words "two thou- 
sand, five hundred" in the sixth hne and inserting in place 
thereof the words, three thousand two hundred twenty, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows : 22.* Clerk 
Hire. Registers of probate shall be allowed the following sums 
annually for clerk hire, payable monthly by the county: 

In Rockingham county, one thousand three hundred dollars. 

In StraflE'ord county, five hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack county, one thousand dollars. 

In Hillsborough county, three thousand two hundred twenty 
dollars. 

In Sullivan county, three hundred dollars. 

In Grafton county, three hundred dollars. 

In Coos county, one hundred fifty dollars. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect January 1, 
1943. 

[Approved March 10, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 64. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN OPEN SEASON FOR TAKING BEAVER 
IN THE VARIOUS COUNTIES IN THE STATE. 

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

1. Beaver. Amend section 6 of chapter 244 of the Revised 
Laws by striking out the word "Coos" in the first line and 
inserting in place thereof the word, any, and by inserting after 
the word "director" in the second line the words, with the ap- 
proval of the commission, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows : 6. Open Season. In any county during any 
part of the months of March and April the director, with the 
approval of the commission, may declare an open season on 
beaver if he deems that beavers are detrimental to fishing or 
hunting or to lumber operations, or if he receives written com- 
plaint from a water company or a landowner that beavers are 
polluting a water supply or doing actual and substantial dam- 
age to property. 

2. Publication. Amend section 7 of said chapter 244 by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: 7. Notice. Before said season is opened said direc- 
tor shall cause notice thereof to be published once in a news- 



* See also chapter 125, post. 



76 Chapter 65 [1943 

paper published in the county affected by his declaration, if 
there is one, otherwise in some newspaper having- a general 
circulation in said county, and shall also file a copy of said 
notice with the clerk of each town or city affected. 

3. Open Season. Amend section 10 of said chapter 244 by 
striking out the words "in Coos county" in the eighth line and 
by inserting at the end of said section the words, as provided 
in section 6, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 10. Prohibition. Except as provided in this sub- 
division no person shall take or possess beaver in this state. 
No person shall sell, give away, buy, accept as a gift, offer to 
transport or transport except to a conservation officer any 
beaver skin unless the skin is stamped with the official seal of 
a conservation officer. No person shall destroy or disturb or 
interfere in any manner with the dams or houses of beaver, 
without first obtaining a special permit from the director, 
except as may be necessary in connection with lawfully trap- 
ping beaver during the open season therefor, as provided in 
section 6. 

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

[Approved March 11, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 65. 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MOTOR VEHICLE ROAD TOLL LAW. 

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

1. Motor Vehicle Road Toll Law. Amend chapter 120 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out said chapter and inserting 
in place thereof the following : 

Chapter 120 

Motor Vehicle Road Toll 

1. Short Title. This chapter shall be known and may be 
cited as the "Motor Vehicle Road Toll Law." 

2. Definitions. The following v/ords, terms and phrases as 
used in this chapter are, for the purposes thereof, hereby de- 
fined as follows : 

L "Motor vehicles" shall mean and include all vehicles, 



1943] Chapter 65 77 

engines, machines or mechanical contrivances which are pro- 
pelled upon the public highways by internal combustion en- 
gines or motors. 

II. "Motor fuel" shall mean all products commonly or 
commercially known or sold as gasoline, including casinghead 
and absorption or natural gasoline, regardless of their classi- 
fication or uses; and any liquid prepared, advertised, offered 
for sale or sold for use as or commonly and commercially used 
as a fuel in internal combustion engines, which when subjected 
to distillation in accordance with the standard method of test 
for distillation of gasoline, naphtha, kerosene and similar 
petroleum products (ASTM Designation D-86) show not less 
than 10% distilled (recovered) below 347 Fahrenheit (175° 
Centigrade) and not less than 95% distilled (recovered) below 
464° F. (240° C.) ; provided that the term motor fuel shall not 
include commercial solvents or naphthas which distill, by 
ASTM Method D-86, not more than 9%o at 176° F. and which 
have a distillation range of 150° F., or less, or liquefied gases 
which would not exist as liquids at a temperature of 60° F. 
and a pressure of 14.7 pounds per square inch absolute. 

III. "Public highways" shall mean highways as are laid 
out in the mode prescribed therefor by statute, or roads which 
have been constructed for public travel over land which has 
been conveyed to a town or the state by deed, or roads which 
have been used as such for public travel thereon, other than 
travel to and from a toll bridge or ferry, for twenty years. 

IV. "Person" shall mean and include natural persons, 
and partnerships, firms, associations, and corporations, and 
any receiver, trustee, representative, or other officer appointed 
pursuant to law by any court, state or federal, the state of 
New Hampshire, or any municipality or political subdivision 
thereof, and the use of the singular number shall include the 
plural number. 

V. "Sale" shall include any transfer of ownership and 
any use of motor fuel by a distributor for the propulsion of 
motor vehicles on the public highways. 

VI. "Distributor" shall mean and include (a) persons 
importing or causing to be imported motor fuel into the state. 
Provided, however, that bringing motor fuel into the state in 
the fuel supply tank attached to the motor of a motor vehicle 
or aircraft shall not be considered importation; and (b) per- 
sons producing, refining, preparing, distilling, manufacturing, 
blending or compounding motor fuel within the state. 



78 CHAPTER 65 [1943 

VII. "Commissioner" shall mean the commissioner oi 
motor vehicles for the state of New Hampshire. 

3. Levy of Toll and Exemptions. There is hereby imposed 
a road toll of three cents per gallon upon the sale of each gallon 
of motor fuel sold by distributors thereof. The road toll shall 
be collected by the distributor from the purchaser and re- 
mitted to the state in the manner hereinafter set forth. Pro- 
vided, that the road toll shall not apply to (a) sales to the 
United States or its agencies, (b) sales between duly licensed 
distributors, or (c) sales of motor fuel exported from the state. 

4. Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to secure the 
gasoline road toll or any other special charges with respect to 
the sale or consumption of fuel or motor fuels, as specified in 
Article 6-a, Part II of the Constitution of New Hampshire. 

5. Application for License; Contents; Licensing of Dis- 
tributors. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell motor 
fuel upon which the road toll imposed herein and collected 
hereunder has not been paid, unless such person is the holder 
of an uncanceled license to engage in business as a distributor 
of motor fuels. To procure such license an application under 
oath must be filed with the commissioner in such form as he 
may prescribe and the application must be accompanied by a 
bond, or the deposit of cash or government obligations, of the 
character stipulated in section 6 hereof. In the event that an 
application is filed by any person whose license has thereto- 
fore been canceled for cause, or that the commissioner is of 
the opinion that such application is not filed in good faith, then 
in either of said events, the commissioner, after a hearing of 
which the applicant shall have five days notice in writing and 
the right to appear, may refuse to issue such license. The 
application and bond, or cash or government obligations, hav- 
ing been accepted and approved and all other conditions and 
requirements of this act fully complied with the commissioner 
shall issue a license certificate valid only for the distributor in 
whose name issued. Such license shall be unassignable and 
shall remain in full force and effect until canceled. The com- 
missioner shall furnish annually each licensed distributor d 
complete list of all licenses issued under this chapter, which 
list shall be supplemented monthly. 

6. Bond Required of Licensed Distributor. 

I. Every distributor shall file with the commissioner a 
bond (a) in an amount approximately twice the monthly road 



1943] Chapter 65 79 

toll liability of the distributor, but not in excess of $10,000., 
on a form to be approved by the commissioner, and (b) with a 
surety company authorized to engage in business within the 
state as surety thereon, and (c) upon which such distributor 
shall be the principal obligor and the state of New Hampshire 
shall be the obligee, and (d) conditioned upon the prompt filing 
of true reports and the payment by such distributor of all 
motor vehicle road tolls which are imposed and which are to 
be collected under this chapter, together with all penalties and 
interest thereon, and generally upon faithful compliance with 
the provisions of this chapter. 

II. Any surety on any bond furnished by any distributor 
as above provided shall be released and discharged from any 
and all liability accruing on such bond after the expiration of 
sixty days from the date upon which such surety shall have 
lodged with the commissioner written request to be released 
and discharged. 

III. In lieu of furnishing a bond executed by a surety 
company, any distributor may deposit with the state treasurer 
cash or obligations of the United States or obligations of any 
federal agency fully guaranteed by the United States or bonds 
of the state of New Hampshire to the amount of the bond re- 
quired by this section. 

7. Determination and Payment of Road Toll. For the pur- 
pose of determining the amount of road toll herein imposed and 
to be collected hereunder, each distributor shall on or before 
the last day of each calendar month render a return to the 
commissioner on forms prescribed and furnished by him. Such 
return shall show the total number of gallons sold and used in 
the state during the previous calendar month together with 
such other information as the commissioner may require for 
the reasonable administration hereof. Provided, however, that 
any distributor may, if he elects to do so, use as the measure of 
the gallonage sold or used by him the gross quantity of motor 
fuel purchased, imported, produced, refined, prepared, distilled, 
manufactured, blended, or compounded by such distributor, 
less a tare of one percent for shrinkage or loss by evaporation. 
If such election is made, the commissioner shall allow, upon 
proper proof, any additional losses due to any catastrophe or 
extraordinary circumstances. Each distributor shall accom- 
pany such return with a check payable to the state treasurer 



80 Chapter 65 [1943 

for the total amount of road toll shown by such return to be 
due. 

8. Power to Cancel Licenses; Surrender of Bond. 

I. If a distributor shall at any time file a false monthly 
report of the data or information, or shall wilfully fail, neglect, 
or refuse to file the monthly report required by this chapter, 
or to pay the full amount of the road toll as required by this 
chapter, the commissioner, after ten days' written notice by 
registered mail directed to the last known address of such dis- 
tributor appearing on the files of the commissioner fixing a 
time and place at which such distributor may appear and show 
cause why his license should not be canceled, may cancel the 
license of said distributor and shall notify said distributor in 
writing of such cancellaton by registered mail to such last 
known address of such distributor. Any distributor whose 
license shall have been canceled by the commissioner may, 
within thirty days from the date of such cancellation, make 
application in the nature of an appeal to the governor and 
council. 

II. Upon receipt of a written request from any distribu- 
tor to cancel the license issued to such distributor, the com- 
missioner shall have the power to cancel such license effective 
sixty days from the date of the receipt of such written request, 
but no such license shall be canceled upon the request of any 
distributor until and unless the distributor shall, prior to the 
date of such cancellation, have paid all road tolls payable under 
the laws of the state, together with any and all penalties, in- 
terest and fines accruing under any of the provisions of such 
laws and until and unless the distributor shall have surren- 
dered to the commissioner the license certificate theretofore 
issued to such distributor. If, upon investigation, the com- 
missioner shall find that any person to whom a license has been 
issued is no longer engaged in the sale of motor fuel as a dis- 
tributor, and has not been so engaged for a period of six 
months, the commissioner shall have the power to cancel such 
license by giving such person sixty days' notice of such can- 
cellation mailed to the last known address of such person, in 
which event the license certificate theretofore issued to such 
person shall be surrendered to the commissioner. 

III. In the event that the license of any distributor shall 
be canceled by the commissioner as hereinbefore provided, and 
in the further event that said distributor shall have paid all 



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road tolls due and payable by him, together with any and all 
penalties accruing under any of the provisions of this chapter, 
then the commissioner shall cancel and surrender the bond or 
cash or securities theretofore filed by said distributor. The 
commissioner shall promptly notify all licensed distributors in 
the state of any such cancellation. 

9. Penalty for Failure to Report or Pay Tolls Promptly. 
When any distributor shall fail to file his monthly report with 
the commissioner at the time fixed herein for the filing thereof, 
or when such distributor refuses to submit the data required 
by section 7 hereof, or when such distributor shall fail to pa3^ 
the amount of road tolls due when the same shall be payable, 
a penalty of ten per cent shall be added to the amount of the 
road toll due, and said penalty shall immediately accrue, and 
thereafter said road toll and penalty shall bear interest at the 
rate of one half per cent per month until the same is paid. The 
commissioner is authorized to waive the penalty and interest 
when it is proved to his satisfaction that the failure to file the 
monthly report or pay the road tolls on time was not wilful. 

10. May Estimate Motor Fuel; Period of Limitation. 

I. Whenever any distributor shall neglect or refuse to 
file any report for any calendar month as required hereby or 
shall file an incorrect or fraudulent report, the commissioner 
shall determine after an investigation the number of gallons 
of motor fuel with respect to which the distributor has in- 
curred liability and fix the amount payable by the distributor 
accordingly. The commissioner shall forthwith certify the 
amount so fixed to the attorney general for collection by him. 

II. In any action or proceeding for the collection of the 
road toll or any penalties or interest imposed in connection 
therewith, an assessment thereof by the commissioner shall 
constitute prima facie evidence of the claim of the state, and 
the burden of proof shall be upon the distributor to show that 
the assessment was incorrect and contrary to law. 

III. All road tolls due and unpaid under the provisions of 
this chapter shall be assessed within three years after such 
tolls became due. 

11. Reports from Carriers Transporting Motor Fuel. Un- 
der regulations issued by the commissioner, every common or 
contract carrier transporting motor fuel, to points within the 
state, from points outside the state, and every person not 
registered as a distributor transporting motor fuel, by what- 



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ever manner to a point in the state from any point outside of 
the state, shall report, not later than the last day of the suc- 
ceeding calendar month, under oath to the commissioner on 
forms prescribed by said commissioner, all deliveries of motor 
fuel so made to points within the state. Such reports shall 
contain sufficient information to identify the quantities deliv- 
ered, the consignor, consignee, and description of the mode of 
transportaton and such additional information relative to such 
shipments as the commissioner may require. 

12. Retention of Records by Distributors. Each distribu- 
tor shall maintain and keep, for a period of three years, such 
records of motor fuel sold and distributed or otherwise dis- 
posed of, within this state, together with invoices, bills-of- 
lading, and other pertinent records and papers as may be 
necessary for the reasonable administration of this chapter. 

13. Inspection of Records; Hearings. 

I. The commissioner, or any deputy, employee or agent 
authorized by him, is hereby given the authority, to examine, 
during the usual business hours of the day, the records re- 
quired to be preserved under this chapter, provided, however, 
that no distributor shall be subjected to unnecessary examina- 
tions or investigations. 

II. The commissioner shall have the power, in the en- 
forcement of the provisions of this chapter, to hold hearings, 
to administer oaths to witnesses, to take the sworn testimony 
of any person and cause it to be transcribed into writing, and 
for such purposes shall be authorized to issue subpoenas and 
subpoenas duces tecum and compel the attendance of wit- 
nesses, and shall have the power to conduct such investiga- 
tions as he may deem necessary ; provided, that it shall be un- 
lawful for any person to disclose the information acquired by 
the commissioner or any of his agents under the provisions of 
this section, except when used by the state or any officer 
thereof in any proceeding for the collection of the road toll or 
any prosecution for violation of any of the provisions of this 
chapter, and provided, further, that if any distributor shall 
refuse access to such records or if any person shall fail or 
refuse to obey such subpoena or subpoena duces tecum, or shall 
fail or refuse to testify before the commissioner, then the com- 
missioner may petition the superior court setting forth the 
circumstances, and the said court shall enter such order 



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against such distributor, or person, in the premises as the 
enforcement of this chapter and justice shall require. 

14. Discontinuance or Transfer of Business; Penalty. 

I. Whenever a distributor ceases to engage in business 
as a distributor within the state by reason of the discontinu- 
ance, sale or transfer of the business of such distributor, it 
shall be the duty of such distributor to notify the commis- 
sioner in writing at least ten days prior to the time the dis- 
continuance, sale or transfer takes effect. Such notice shall 
give the date of discontinuance and, in the event of a sale or 
transfer of the business, the date thereof and the name and 
address of the purchaser or transferee thereof. All road tolls 
not yet due and payable shall, together with any and all inter- 
est accruing or penalties imposed, notwithstanding any other 
provisions of this chapter, become due and payable concur- 
rently with such discontinuance, sale, or transfer, and it shall 
be the duty of any such distributor concurrently with such 
discontinuance, sale or transfer, to make a report and pay all 
such road tolls, interest and penalties, and to surrender to the 
commissioner the license certificate theretofore issued to him. 

II. Unless the notice above provided for shall have been 
given to the commissioner such purchaser or transferee shall 
be liable to the state for the amount of all road tolls, penalties 
and interest under this chapter accrued against any such dis- 
tributor so selling or transferring his business, on the date of 
such sale or transfer, but only to the extent of the value of the 
property and business thereby acquired from such distributor. 

15. When Toll Payment is in Default; Procedure. If any 
distributor shall be in default for more than ten days in the 
payment of any road tolls, interest or penalties, the commis- 
sioner may proceed to collect the same by civil suit. 

16. Refunds. 

I. Any person who shall use any motor fuel, with respect 
to which the road toll herein imposed has been paid, in any 
way other than in motor vehicles for the purpose of generating 
power for the propulsion thereof upon the public highways, or 
any dealer who shall make sales specified in paragraphs (a), 
(b) , and (c) of section 3 of this chapter, shall be entitled to a 
refund to the extent of the amount of said tolls so paid, with 
respect to such motor fuel. The right to receive any refund 
under the provisions of this section shall not be assignable and 
any assignment thereof shall be void. Nor shall any payment 



84 Chapter 65 [1943 

thereof be made to any person other than the original person 
entitled thereto using or selling motor fuel as hereinabove in 
this section set forth. 

II. Any person who shall be entitled to a refund of the 
road toll with respect to any motor fuel under the provisions 
of this chapter shall be- reimbursed to the extent of the amount 
of the toll paid on such motor fuel in the following manner and 
subject to the following conditions: 

(a) All applications for refunds must be made under 
oath and must be filed with the commissioner within ninety 
days from the date of purchase or invoice of the motor fuel 
with respect to which refund is claimed. Upon cause shown, 
the commissioner may extend the time within which a claim 
may be filed. 

(b) Such application shall be in such form as the com- 
missioner shall prescribe and shall contain such information 
as shall give the commissioner a full and complete basis for 
determining the validity of the claim. 

(c) Such application shall be accompanied by the origi- 
nal invoice showing such purchase, together with evidence of 
payment thereof. 

III. The above conditions having been fully complied 
with, the commissioner being satisfied after investigation that 
the claim is valid, shall determine the amount of the refund 
due on such application, and shall certify such amount and the 
name of the person entitled to the refund to the state treas- 
urer. The state treasurer shall thereupon make such certified 
refund from said road tolls. 

17. Refund of Tolls Erroneously or Illegally Collected. 

I. In the event it shall be the opinion of the commissioner 
that any road tolls or interest or penalties have been errone- 
ously or illegally collected from any distributor, such distribu- 
tor shall be entitled to a refund thereof, or such amount may 
be deducted from any subsequent return. 

II. No refunds or deductions shall be made under the 
provisions of this section unless a written statement undei- 
oath setting forth the circumstances by reason of which such 
refund or deduction should be allowed shall be filed with the 
commissioner within three years from the date of payment of 
road tolls illegally or erroneously collected. Errors in making 
a return may be corrected on any subsequent return with 
proper explanation. 



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18. Suits for Recovery of Road Tolls Illegally or Errone- 
ously Collected. Any road tolls, interest or penalties illegally 
or erroneously collected, or any sum excessively or wrongfully 
collected under this chapter, or any refund required to be 
made which shall wrongfully be denied or withheld, may be 
recovered by the person who shall have paid the same in a suit 
at law against the state whether or not such road tolls, interest 
or penalties shall have been paid voluntarily or under protest. 
Such suit or proceeding shall be commenced within three years 
from the date of payment of the road toll, interest or penalty 
alleged to have been illegally or erroneously assessed or col- 
lected, or within three years from the date of final rejection 
of the refund by the commissioner and the consent of the 
state of New Hampshire is hereby given to the institution, 
maintenance and prosecution to final judgment of any and all 
such suits or proceedings. 

19. Road Toll on Users of Fuel other than Motor Fuel. 

I. A road toll is hereby imposed on all users of fuel other 
than motor fuel as defined in paragraph II of section 2 of this 
chapter, upon the use of such fuel by any person within this 
state only when such fuel is used in an internal combustion 
engine for the generation of power to propel motor vehicles 
of any kind or character on the public highways of the state 
at the rate and for the same purposes as the road toll to be 
collected under the preceding sections of this chapter with 
respect to motor fuel. Such road toll on such use of fuel shall 
be collected as hereinafter provided in this section. 

II. (a) "Fuel" shall mean and include all combustible 
gases and liquids used in an internal combustion engine for the 
generation of power to propel motor vehicles on or over the 
public highways, except motor fuels as defined in paragraph II 
of section 2 hereof; (b) "user" shall mean any person who uses 
or consumes fuel as defined in this section, in this state in an 
internal combustion engine for the generation of power to 
propel motor vehicles on or over the public highways of this 
state ; and (c) "use" shall mean the receipt of fuel by any user 
into his motor vehicle or into a receptacle from which fuel is 
supplied by such user to his motor vehicle. 

III. Every user shall procure a user's license upon appli- 
cation to the commissioner under oath in such form as the 
commissioner may prescribe. It shall be unlawful for any per- 



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son to operate a vehicle propelled by such fuel over the public 
highways unless he is the holder of such a license. 

IV. For the purpose of determining the amount of the 
road toll herein imposed, each user shall not later than the 
fifteenth day of each calendar month file with the commis- 
sioner on forms prescribed by him monthly reports sworn to 
by the user which shall show the total gallonage of fuels used 
within the state during the preceding calendar month, and at 
the same time such user shall pay the road toll based upon the 
total gallonage shown on such report. 

V. Each user shall maintain and keep for a period of 
three years such record or records of fuel used within this 
state, together with invoices, bills of lading, and other perti- 
nent records and papers as may be required by the commis- 
sioner for the reasonable administration of this section. 

VI. In all other respects the collection and payment of 
the road toll imposed in this section shall be governed by the 
appHcable general provisions of this chapter. 

20. Penalties. Whoever violates any provision of this 
chapter shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or be 
imprisoned for not more than one year, or both. 

21. Furnishing of Information. 

I. The commissioner shall, upon request duly received 
from the ofliicials to whom are intrusted the enforcement of the 
motor fuel tax laws of any other state, forward to such officials 
any information which said commissioner may have in his 
possession relative to the sale, transportation or shipment by 
any person of motor fuel into such other state. 

II. The commissioner upon request shall furnish infor- 
mation to any person as to the total gallonage of motor fuel or 
fuels imported, produced, exported, or sold for use in the state 
together with the total amount of road toll paid, by any dis- 
tributor or user during any month. 

22. Rules and Regulations. The commissioner shall pre- 
scribe and publish all needful rules and regulations for the 
enforcement of this chapter. Anyone aggrieved by any rule or 
regulation may apply to the commissioner for a public hearing 
respecting same and the commissioner shall within five days 
fix the date for such hearing and if, upon the hearing, the rule 
or regulation is not abrogated or suitably amended to remove 
the cause for complaint, appeal may be taken to the governor 
and council. The commissioner is authorized to avail himself 
of the services of the state police in enforcing this act, and 



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it shall be the duty of the state police to comply with requests 
of the commissioner reasonably calculated to assist in the 
enforcement of this chapter. 

23. Separability Clause. If any provision of this chapter 
or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held 
invalid, the remainder of the chapter and the application of 
such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be 
affected thereby. 

2. Application of Act. The provisions of this act shall also 
apply to the collection of the additional temporary motor 
vehicle road toll of one cent per gallon upon each gallon of 
motor fuel sold by distributors as provided by chapter 41, Laws 
of 1929, as amended by chapters 140 and 151 of the Laws of 
1933, chapter 1 of the Laws of the special session of 1936, and 
chapter 137 of the Laws of 1939 as amended by chapter 220 of 
the Laws of 1941. 

3. Transfer of Records and Personnel.* All files and rec- 
ords of the state treasurer which relate to the administration 
of the motor vehicle road tolls heretofore collected by the state 
treasurer shall be transferred and delivered to the commis- 
sioner of motor vehicles. The personnel in the office of the 
state treasurer heretofore assigned to the duty of assisting in 
the administration of said tolls shall be transferred to the de- 
partment of motor vehicles July 1, 1943, and become em- 
ployees of the latter department at the grades and salaries on 
June 30, 1943. 

4. Revenue from Road Tolls. Amend chapter 22 of the 
Revised Laws by adding at the end thereof the following new 
subdivision : 

Motor Vehicle Road Tolls 

40. Disposal of Revenue. All revenue from the motor 
vehicle road toll law, as provided by chapter 120 of the Revised 
Laws, after paying the expense of collection, is to be disposed 
of in like manner as the revenue from the registration fees of 
motor vehicles, except as provided in the following section. 

41. Exception. Annually on or before June one the motor 
vehicle commissioner shall compare the number of gallons on 
which refunds have been made for the preceding calendar 
year for fuel used in the propulsion of boats on inland public 
waters of the state, and for the propulsion of aircraft, with 
the number of gallons of such fuel sold and delivered directly 



* See also chapter 137, post. 



88 Chapter 66 [1943 

into the fuel tanks, or supplementary fuel tanks, of boats or 
outboard motors upon the inland public waters for use in such 
boats or outboard motors, and into the fuel tanks of aircraft, 
as reported to him, and if there be any balance of unrefunded 
tolls so collected, he shall report the same to the state treasurer 
who shall, on July one, next following, credit such balances re- 
spectively to the public service commission, having jurisdiction 
over the navigation of such boats or motors, or to the aero- 
nautics commission, having jurisdiction over the navigation of 
aircraft. Funds so credited shall be used for the promotion of 
the safety of such navigation, respectively, and any balances 
remaining in said funds at the end of each fiscal year shall not 
lapse. 

5. Takes Efleect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1943. 

[Approved March 12, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 66. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALE AND USE OF FIREWORKS. 

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

1. Sale and Use of Fireworks. Amend the Revised Laws 
by inserting after chapter 179 the following new chapter : 

Chapter 179-A 

Sale and Use of Fireworks 

1. Definition. The word "fireworks" as used in this chap- 
ter shall mean and include any combustible or explosive com- 
position, or any substance or combination of substances, or 
article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or an 
audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detona- 
tion, and shall include blank cartridges, toy cannons in which 
explosives are used, the type of balloons which require fire 
underneath to propel the same, firecrackers, torpedoes, sky- 
rockets, Roman candles, bombs, sparklers or other fireworks 
of like construction and any fireworks containing any explosive 
or flammable compound, or any tablets or other device contain- 
ing any explosive substance. Provided, however, that said 
word "fireworks" shall not include toy pistols, toy canes, toy 
guns or other devices in which paper caps containing twenty- 



1943] Chapter 66 89 

five hundredths grains or less of explosive compound are 
used, providing they are so constructed that the hand cannot 
come in contact with the cap when in place for the explosion, 
and toy pistol paper caps which contain less than twenty hun- 
dredths grains of explosive mixture, the sale and use of which 
shall be permitted at all times. 

2. Permits for Pyrotechnic Displays. Except as herein- 
after provided it is unlawful for any person, firm, copartner- 
ship, or corporation to offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at 
retail, or use or explode any fireworks; provided that the 
licensing board of any city or town, or if a duly constituted 
licensing board does not exist, the chief police officer of a city 
or town, if any, otherwise the selectmen of the town or the 
commissioners of a village district, is hereby authorized to 
grant permits for supervised public displays of fireworks by 
municipalities, fair associations, amusement parks, and other 
organizations or groups of individuals. Every such display 
shall be handled by a competent operator to be approved by the 
chief officers of the police and fire departments, the board of 
selectmen, or the commissioners, of the city, town or village 
district in which the display is to be held and shall be of such 
a character, and so located, discharged or fired as in the 
opinion of the chief of the fire department or fireward, after 
proper inspection, shall not be hazardous to property or en- 
danger any person or persons. Application for permits shall 
be made in writing at least fifteen days in advance of the date 
of the display. After such privilege shall have been granted, 
sales, possession, use and distribution of fireworks for such 
display shall be lawful for the purposes of the permit only. No 
permit granted hereunder shall be transferable. 

3. Exceptions. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed 
to prohibit any resident wholesaler, dealer, or jobber to sell at 
wholesale such fireworks, as are not herein prohibited; or the 
sale of any kind of fireworks, provided the same are to be 
shipped directly out of the state; or the use of fireworks by 
railroads or other transportation agencies for signal purposes 
of illumination, or law enforcement agencies, or the sale or 
use of blank cartridges for a show or theatre, or for signal or 
ceremonial purposes or in athletics or sports, or for use by 
military organizations. 

4. Enforcement. The law enforcing authorities of the 
state, counties, or any city or town, are authorized and directed 



90 Chapter 67 [1943 

to seize, take, remove, or cause to be removed at the expense 
of the owner all stocks of fireworks or combustibles offered or 
exposed for sale, stored or held in violation hereof. 

5. Penalties. Any person, firm, copartnership or corpora- 
tion violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be 
fined not exceeding one hundred dollars or by imprisonment 
not exceeding ninety days, or both, and in addition shall be 
liable, in any civil action, to any person for damages resulting 
from such illegal sale or use of fireworks, and neither assump- 
tion of risk nor contributory negligency shall be a defense for 
such violator. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect January 1, 1944. 

[Approved March 12, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 67. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE RELIEF OF PERSONS AND CORPORA- 
TIONS BY SUSPENDING SUCH ATTACHMENT, EXECUTION SALE 
AND MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS AS WORK 
UNJUST HARDSHIP BY REASON OF THE 
WAR EMERGENCY. 

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

1. Declaration of War Emergency. It is hereby declared 
that a war emergency exists affecting the welfare, comfort 
and safety of the people of the state and causing an abnormal 
disruption of economic and financial processes. Therefore, in 
the public interest the necessity for legislative intervention by 
the enactment of the provisions hereinafter prescribed is 
hereby declared as a matter of legislative determination. 

2. Definition. As used hereinafter the word "person" shall 
mean individuals, associations, and corporations. 

Foreclosure Sale Proceedings 

3. Sale. In proceedings for the foreclosure of mortgages 
or liens on real property under the provisions of chapters 261 
and 264 of the Revised Laws, the mortgagor may petition the 
court having jurisdiction thereof to order the officer fore- 
closing such mortgages or liens not to take possession of, 
advertise for sale, or sell such property if such proceedings 



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would work an unjust hardship upon the petitioner because of 
the war emergency. 

4. Petition. The petition shall be sworn to under oath, 
shall set forth the manner in which such taking of possession, 
advertising for sale, or the sale of such property would work 
an unjust hardship upon the petitioner, and the length of time 
it would be necessary to suspend such proceedings in order to 
avoid unjust hardship upon the petitioner, and shall include an 
affidavit under oath containing a schedule of all the debts of 
the petitioner, secured or unsecured, the names and addresses 
of his creditors, any securities held by such creditors, a full 
statement of his assets, their present value, and their value 
under normal economic conditions, and a brief statement of his 
past conduct in meeting his legal obligations and liabilities. 

5. Notice. The petitioner shall cause a notice of such peti- 
tion to be given to all parties to the foreclosure proceedings by 
maihng, by registered mail, to the last known address of such 
parties a copy of the petition. 

6. Hearing. Upon a sworn affidavit of the petitioner that 
such notice has been given the court shall forthwith fix a time 
and place for a hearing thereon. 

7. Orders. If after due hearing the court shall determine 
that the taking of possession, advertising for sale, or sale of 
such property under foreclosure proceedings would work an 
unjust hardship on the petitioner, and that there is reasonable 
probability that such hardship would be avoided by suspending 
for a reasonable period said taking of possession, advertising 
for sale, or sale of said property, he may, upon such terms and 
conditions as justice requires, order said taking of possession, 
advertising for sale or sale suspended for such reasonable 
period. 

8. Additional Orders. A party may apply at any time to 
the court having jurisdiction thereof for such additional orders 
in the premises as may be proper under the foregoing sections, 
and such court shall have jurisdiction and authority to re- 
voke, revise, alter or modify any previous orders therein made 
by him or by any justice of such court. 

Proceedings to Redeem 

9. Redemption. While this act shall be and remain in 
force, in proceedings to foreclose a mortgage or lien upon real 
property upon petition by the mortgagor or lienor the court at 



92 Chapter 67 [1943 

the time of entering the decree of foreclosure, in his discretion, 
and upon such terms and conditions as shall be equitable under 
the then existing conditions, may extend the time within which 
the premises may be redeemed, for such period as would not 
work an unjust hardship upon the parties interested, and at 
any time thereafter upon the petition of the mortgagor, lienor 
or those holding under him, on notice to the mortgagee and 
after hearing thereon, may reopen such decree and make such 
further orders relating thereto as justice may require. The 
provisions of this section, so far as pertinent thereto, shall 
apply to decrees heretofore entered where the time therein 
fixed for redemption has not expired on the date of such 
petition. 

10. Additional Orders. Any party in interest may apply to 
the court at any time upon the grounds of a change in condi- 
tions and the court, upon due notice and hearing, may, if jus- 
tice requires, revoke, revise, alter or modify any order 
previously made. 

11. Limitation. The preceding sections shall apply to only 
such proceedings as concern liabilities or obligations incurred 
prior to the passage of this act, except as hereinafter other- 
wise provided. 

Miscellaneous 

12. Powers and Authority. A court having jurisdiction in 
any proceedings hereunder shall have full power and authority 
to make all necessary orders incident to the exercise of the 
jurisdiction conferred by the provisions herein, including such 
orders as relate to the custody, preservation and conservation 
of the property of the debtor and the rights of the creditors 
therein as may be deemed necessary and proper for the pro- 
tection of all parties in interest. 

13. Presiding Justice. Whenever practicable any justice 
of a court having jurisdiction of proceedings hereunder, who 
has first presided in a proceeding hereunder shall preside over 
all further proceedings relating to the same matter, but when 
it is impracticable for him so to do he may request any other 
justice of the same court to act therein in his stead. 

14. Limitation. Nothing herein shall affect or change any 
lawful security held by any creditor, nor its order or priority, 
and such rights of security or priority shall be considered by 
the court in any orders made hereunder relating to the sub- 
ject matter of such security. 



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15. Receivers. Nothing herein shall be deemed to affect 
the general equity powers of a court relating to receivers and 
receiverships. 

16. Statute of Limitation. When the provisions of this 
act are invoked any statute of limitation applicable to the mat- 
ters embraced in such proceedings shall be tolled during the 
pendency thereof. 

17. Renewal of Obligations. Any proceeding to enforce 
any contract renewing an obligation contracted prior to the 
passage of this act shall be subject to the same provisions 
hereof as are other obligations contracted prior to the passage 
of this act. 

18. Attendance of Witnesses. A party to any proceeding 
hereunder may have free process from the court to compel 
the attendance of witnesses if the court shall be of the opinion 
that he is poor and unable to defray the expense and that in- 
justice may be done if provision is not made therefor at 
public expense. 

19. Order of Trial. All hearings in proceedings hereunder 
shall be held as soon as practicable and in the order of trial 
shall have precedence over all other matters except criminal 
proceedings. 

20. Suspension of Prior Legislation. While this act shall 
be in force all laws, or parts thereof, inconsistent herewitli 
shall be deemed to be suspended, provided that upon the termi- 
nation of the emergency herein defined, to be determined as 
hereinafter provided, this act shall cease to be effective and all 
such suspended acts, laws or statutes, or parts thereof, shall 
thereupon^ forthwith be and become in full force and effect. 
Except that whenever action has been taken or orders made 
by a court under the provisions hereof, such court shall have 
jurisdiction to make such further order therein as may be 
deemed necessary to an appropriate disposition of matters 
then pending before him, 

21. Separability. If any portion of this act is held uncon- 
stitutional or invalid, such holding shall not affect the validity 
of the act as a whole, or any other portion thereof. 

22. False Statements. If any person shall make a false 
statement in any affidavit or schedule required under the pro- 
visions hereof he shall be fined not more than one liundred 
dollars and imprisoned for not more than six months or both. 

23. Period of Emergency. The period of emergency herein 



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provided for shall be from the date of the passage of this act 
until such date as the governor may declare the emergency to 
be at an end, and authority is hereby conferred upon the gov- 
ernor to make such declaration by proclamation when in his 
judgment the conditions warrant. 

24. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect from its pas- 
sage and terminate not later than two years thereafter, unless 
previously terminated as provided for in the preceding section. 

[Approved March 16, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 68. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO DISCONTINUANCE OF HIGHWAYS. 

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

1. Discontinuance of Highways. Amend section 1 of chap- 
ter 95 of the Revised Laws by inserting after the word "dis- 
continued" in the sixth line the words, or discontinued, 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, 
or 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 liability for damages incurred 
in the use thereof. 

2. Property Owners. Amend chapter 95 of the Revised 
Laws by inserting after section 1 the following new section: 
1-a. Right of Access. In the case of highways hereafter 
discontinued, or discontinued as open highways and made sub- 
ject to gates and bars, by vote of the town, no vote of such 
town shall in any case release the easement of the public to 
the extent of depriving an owner of property from using the 
same to gain access to his property, if other access thereto is 
not available, unless such owner shall execute in writing a re- 



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lease of such right, such release to be filed in the office of the 
town clerk. 

3. Takes Eft'ect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 16, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 69. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE ACT RELATIVE TO 

THE ISSUANCE WITH STATE GUARANTEE OF EMERGENCY 

NOTES AND BONDS BY TOWNS, CITIES AND COUNTIES. 

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

1. Provisions Extended. Amend section 8 of chapter 63, 
Laws of 1933, as amended by chapter 39, Laws of 1935, chap- 
ter 1, Laws of 1937, chapter 38, Laws of 1939, and chapter 8, 
Laws of 1941, by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following : 8. Duration of Authority. The 
authority given to the governor and council to issue certifi- 
cates of emergency or to guarantee the payment of loans made 
by virtue of such certificates shall continue for the term of 
twelve years from the date of the passage of this act, but all 
other provisions of this act shall remain in force until the 
loans authorized by this act have been fully paid. 

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

[Approved March 16, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 70. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO TRUSTEES OF TRUST FUNDS. 

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

1. Town Trust Funds. Amend section 22 of chapter 51 
of the Revised Laws by striking out the words : "The election 
shall be under a proper article in the warrant and upon a 
separate ballot" and by adding at the end of said section the 
following: Trustees shall organize by electing one of their 
number treasurer, who shall keep the records and books of the 



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trustees ; so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
22. Trustees. All such trusts shall be administered by a 
board of three trustees. One trustee shall be elected by ballot 
at each annual town meeting for a term of three years. Vacan- 
cies shall be filled by the selectmen for the remainder of the 
term. In cities said trustees shall be chosen and hold their 
office for such term as shall be provided for by city ordinance. 
Trustees shall organize by electing one of their number 
treasurer, who shall keep the records and books of the trustees. 

2. Treasurer. Amend section 28 of chapter 51 of the Re- 
vised Laws by striking out all of said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 28. Compensation. The treas- 
urer of the trustees shall receive such compensation as the 
town meeting may determine, and all of said trustees shall 
receive their actual expenses to be paid by the town. 

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

[Approved March 16, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 71. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEFENSE OF THE STATE, GRANTING 
EMERGENCY WAR POWERS TO THE GOVERNOR AND OTHER- 
WISE PRESCRIBING THE INCIDENTS THEREOF. 

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

1, Short Title. This act may be cited as the State Emer- 
gency War Powers Act of 1943. 

2. Findings; Purposes; Policy. It is hereby found and 
declared that it is necessary, because of the war in which the 
United States of America is engaged, to grant to the gov- 
ernor of the state the emergency war powers and the incidents 
thereof enumerated herein. It is further declared that the 
enforcement of the statutes of this state should not hinder, 
impede, delay or interfere with the proper conduct of the war. 
It is further declared to be the purpose of this act and the 
policy of the state to assist the president of the United States, 
as commander-in-chief of the army and navy, in the success- 
ful prosecution of the war ; to cooperate with the federal gov- 
ernment and other states in matters relating to the war effort, 
to meet the extraordinary conditions and problems resulting 



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in this state from the war by taking such steps as are neces- 
sary and appropriate to carry out the provisions of this act; 
and, generally to empower the governor to defend the state, 
protect the public peace, health and safety and preserve the 
lives and property of the people of the state in accordance 
with the provisions of article 51, Part II, of the constitution 
of New Hampshire. 

3. Cooperation with Federal and State Authorities. The 
governor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall 
have full power and authority to cooperate with the federal 
authorities and with the governors of the other states in 
matters pertaining to the common defense of the state and 
nation, and in exercising his powers hereunder he shall avoid 
duplication of and conflicts with the efforts of the federal 
authorities acting within their proper spheres. 

4. Power to Suspend or Modify Statutes Impeding the War 
Effort. When in the opinion of the governor and council it 
shall appear that the enforcement of a particular statute of 
this state or any part thereof will conflict with the enforce- 
ment of a particular federal statute or lawful regulation re- 
lating to the prosecution of the war or will interfere with the 
proper conduct of the war, or with the provisions of this act, 
or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder, the gov- 
ernor, with the advice and consent of the council, may pro- 
mulgate orders suspending or modifying the enforcement of 
the statute, in whole or in part, generally or in its application 
to particular areas, classes of persons, corporations or circum- 
stances, impose such terms and conditions as may be necessary 
and may from time to time amend, revoke or rescind any such 
order. Provided however, that the power conferred by this 
section shall not be exercised, unless and until the necessity 
therefor shall be determined by the governor, with the advice 
and consent of the council, after such study, investigation or 
hearing as he or they may make, direct or conduct. The gov- 
ernor shall report to the legislature at its next session the pro- 
ceedings taken pursuant to this section and shall transmit at 
the same time to the legislature copies of all orders pro- 
mulgated hereunder. 

5. Surveys Regarding Necessities of Life or Defense and 
the Conservation Thereof. The governor, with the advice and 
consent of the council, may ascertain the amount of food and 
other necessities of life or defense within the state, the amount 



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of land, materials and labor available for the production or 
processing of food and clothing and the means of producing 
or processing within or of obtaining without the state food 
and other necessities of life or defense and the distribution of 
the same, and he may publish any data obtained relating to 
the cost or supply of such food or other necessities of life or 
defense and the means of producing, obtaining or distributing 
the same. In making such investigation he may compel the 
attendance of witnesses and the production of documents, and 
he may examine the books and papers of individuals, firms, 
associations and corporations producing or dealing in food 
or other necessities of life or defense, and he may compel the 
cooperation of all officers, boards, commissions and depart- 
ments of the state or the several subdivisions thereof having 
information that may assist him in making the said investi- 
gation. Whenever it is the opinion of the governor and coun- 
cil that due to the war there is liable to be a serious shortage 
in the supply of food, fuel, clothing or any other necessity of 
life or defense, to assist the federal authorities, the governor, 
with the advice and consent of the council, may promulgate 
such rules and regulations as may from time to time be 
deemed necessary to regulate the distribution of such neces- 
sities and to prohibit and prevent the wasting, secreting, hid- 
ing or hoarding or profiteering in such necessities. In the 
exercise of this and every other power granted in this act no 
private dwelling shall be entered without the consent of the 
owner or principal occupant thereof, except by virtue of the 
exercise of proper legal process duly issued by a court of 
competent jurisdiction. 

6. Taking of Private Property, Compensation Therefor and 
the Use Thereof. 

I. Whenever a war-created emergency necessarily re- 
quires such action, the governor may (1) take possession of 
any private real estate and the improvements thereon for a 
limited period and (2) take title in the name of the state to 
any such improvement when the exigencies of the situation 
require its destruction, and (3) take possession or title in the 
name of the state to (a) any high explosives, except small 
arms ammunition; (b) any horses, vehicles, motor vehicles, 
aeroplanes, ships, boats or any other means of conveyance, in- 
cluding the rolling stock of steam or electric railroads or of 
street railways; (c) any cattle, poultry, provisions for man or 



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beast, clothing, bedding, medicines and medical supplies in 
excess of the reasonable and immediate needs of the owner 
and his household; (d) any fuel for heating or other neces- 
sary purposes; (e) any gasoline or other means of motor or 
engine propulsion; but such takings shall be strictly limited 
to the necessities of the situation. 

II. Whenever the governor takes possession of any real 
estate or title to any personal property under this section the 
owner or possessor thereof, hereinafter referred to as the 
claimant, shall be entitled to damages on account of such 
taking. Upon the taking of any such property the chief 
justice of the superior court is authorized to appoint a com- 
mission of three suitable persons to assess damages in cases 
where the amount cannot be determined by agreement. Said 
chief justice shall fix the per diem compensation of the mem- 
bers of the commission and fill any vacancies which may occur 
therein. Said commission shall determine what sum shall 
justly compensate the claimant for the property so taken and 
may in the performance of its duties hire and the state shall 
pay for the services of such skilled and disinterested apprais- 
ers as said commission shall deem necessary to assist in the 
performance of its duty. 

III. If the claimant, or the attorney general represent- 
ing the state, is not satisfied with the award made by said 
commission, he may appeal within thirty days thereafter to 
the superior court, and said proceedings shall thereafter be 
conducted in the superior court in accordance with the 
guaranties of the constitution and such rules of procedure 
as the majority of the judges of said court may adopt. All 
unappealed awards or final judgment entered against the state 
in all such proceedings and the fees and expenses of said com- 
mission shall be paid by the state treasurer, with the approval 
of the governor and council, from any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

IV. The property taken under this section shall be used 
in such manner as the governor, with the advice and consent 
of the council, shall deem for the best interests of the state, 
its inhabitants or the United States, which manner may in- 
clude the sale at the prevailing market price or the gratuitous 
distribution to or among any or all of the inhabitants of the 
state, of the articles enumerated in clauses (c), (d) and (e) 
of the first sentence of this section. All moneys derived from 



100 Chapter 71 [1943 

the sale of any such property shall be paid over to the state 
treasurer and by him deposited in the general funds of the 
state. 

7. Air Raid Protection Measures. In order to protect life 
and property in the state from enemy action, the governor is 
hereby authorized to carry out blackouts and other air raid 
protection measures authorized or ordered by the army or 
navy of the United States, or deemed advisable by the gover- 
nor and council and to promulgate with advice of the council 
such orders, rules and regulations as may be necessary to in- 
sure the success thereof in protecting life and property from 
enemy action. 

8. Enforcement of Orders, Rules and Regulations. The 
law enforcing authorities of the state, county, and of each city 
and town, are authorized and directed to prosecute violations 
of the orders, rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to 
section 7 of this act. 

9. Practice Blackouts and Air Raid Drills. Practice black- 
outs and air raid drills may be carried out at such times and 
for such periods and under such conditions as the state coun- 
cil of defense shall deem appropriate or necessary but subject 
always to the orders and directions of the governor and coun- 
cil and the army or navy of the United States and the orders, 
rules and regulations authorized by this act. 

10. Exemption from Liability for Damage. Except as 
otherwise provided by this act, neither the state nor any city 
or town, nor any fire district, nor the agents or representa- 
tives of the state or of any city or town or fire district, nor 
any civilian defense worker or member of any agency engaged 
in civilian defense activity who, acting in good faith and not 
wilfully or wantonly, in carrying out, complying with or 
attempting to comply with, any order, rule, or regulation 
promulgated pursuant to the provisions of this act shall be 
liable for any damage sustained to persons or property as the 
result of said activity. 

11. Fire Safety Regulations and Outside Service by Police 
and Firemen. For the protection of life and property within 
the state, the governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, may make and promulgate such fire safety rules and 
regulations as he may deem advisable, including the assign- 
ing, detailing and making available for duty and use in any city 
or town of this state any of the personnel, apparatus or other 



1943] Chapter 71 101 

equipment of any police or fire department of any other city 
or town, or of any volunteer fire company, and such personnel 
shall have the same powers, duties, rights, privileges and im- 
munities as if performing their duties in the city or town in 
which they normally would be employed, but such personnel 
shall obey the orders of the police and fire authorities of the 
city or town to which assigned, detailed or made available. 
When assigned, detailed or made available as aforesaid, the 
city or town in which such police or firemen shall perform 
such outside duties shall provide them with subsistence or pay 
them a reasonable allowance therefor, and shall also be liable 
for any damage to such apparatus or equipment incurred 
while being so used; provided, however, that a city or town 
shall be reimbursed by the state out of the general fund of the 
state for all expenses incurred under the foregoing provisions 
of this section. 

12. Fire Inspection. The mayor of each city and the 
selectmen in each town may, through any officials or persons 
designated and duly authorized in writing, make an inspection 
of all premises within such town or city for the purpose of 
discovering fire hazards, but no private dwelling shall be in- 
spected without the consent of the owner or principal occupant 
thereof without due process of law. No such person or 
official or mayor or selectman may be called upon to testify in 
any criminal or civil proceedings with respect to any matters 
of fact not related to fire protection discovered or ascertained 
on the premises of any private person or corporation while in 
the course of any such inspection. 

13. Powers of the Governor Respecting Public Highways 
and Streets. The governor, v/ith the advice and consent of 
the council, is hereby authorized to: 

I. Cooperate with the agencies of other states and of 
the federal government in the furtherance of national de- 
fense by the formulation and execution of plans for the rapid 
and safe movement over public highways and streets of 
troops, vehicles of a military nature, materials for national 
defense, and all other traffic ; 

II. Coordinate the activities of the departments or 
agencies of this state or political subdivisions thereof con- 
cerned directly or indirectly with public highways and streets 
in a manner which will effect the rapid and safe movement 



102 Chapter 71 [1943 

over the same of troops, vehicles of a military nature, and 
materials for national defense. 

III. Make and promulgate rules and regulations and do 
any and all other things by him deemed necessary and de- 
sirable for the control of traffic over public highways and 
streets to accomplish the purposes of this section. 

14. Establishment of Defense Areas. Whenever the gov- 
ernor and the military or naval authorities of the United 
States are in agreement that such action is necessary for the 
public safety, or whenever there exists an emergency which 
at any time would warrant a declaration of martial law, the 
governor, with the advice and consent of the council, may for 
the duration of such necessity or emergency determine areas 
of particular importance to the defense and safety of the state 
and, he, with advice and consent of the council, may pro- 
mulgate orders, rules and regulations for the protection of 
persons and property within such areas, which orders, rules 
and regulations shall be enforced by the police of the city or 
town in which such area is located. In particular, but with- 
out limiting the generality of the powers conferred by this 
section, such orders and regulations may cover: 

(1) The movement of traffic and persons; 

(2) The operation or use of telephone, telegraph, water, 
gas, electric, sewer or other public utility facilities ; 

(3) The use or occupancy of buildings ; 

(4) The demolition of buildings; and 

(5) The evacuation of the area or any part thereof. 

15. Evacuations. Whenever the governor, with the advice 
and consent of the council, shall deem it necessary for the 
public safety that an evacuation should be effected of any area 
other than that described in section 14 of this act, the gov- 
ernor may, after written notice to the appropriate military, 
and naval authorities of the United States, order such evacu- 
ation under such rules and regulations as shall be promulgated 
by him, which orders, rules and regulations shall be enforced 
by the police of the city or town in which such area is located. 
Whenever any evacuation is ordered under this or any other 
section of this act, the governor may use any public or un- 
occupied private building to house persons so evacuated, and 
just compensation shall be paid by the state for such use of 
any private building in the manner provided for the taking 
of property under section 6 of this act. 



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16. Establishment of Emergency Health and Sanitation 
Areas. Whenever the public health so requires, the governor, 
with the advice and consent of the council, may designate as 
a special emergency health and sanitation area, any area 
within the state which has been seriously damaged by air 
raids or other catastrophe or, in which the existence of any 
military or naval establishment of the United States of 
America or of any industrial establishment constructed or en- 
larged for purposes of national defense, has caused an in- 
crease in the population of such area to such an extent as to 
produce unusual problems of health and sanitation. 

17. Health and Sanitation Rules and Regulations of the 
Governor. Whenever a special emergency health and sanita- 
tion area is established as provided in section 16, the governor, 
with the advice and consent of the council, may promulgate 
and enforce such rules and regulations for the protection of 
the public health within such area as may be necessary, and 
for the purpose he may assume any or all of the powers and 
authority heretofore or hereafter conferred by law upon the 
health authorities of any town or city within such area. 

18. Offers of Equipment, Supplies, Materials, or Funds. 
Whenever the United States of America or any agency or 
officer thereof, or any other person or corporation shall offer 
to give or to lend gratuitously equipment, supplies, materials 
or funds for wartime or defense activities to the state or to 
any city, town, fire district, or other political subdivision of 
the state, and the acceptance of the same on the terms speci- 
fied in said offer is not otherwise authorized by law, the state 
or such political subdivision, is hereby authorized to accept 
the same and the governor of the state or the mayor of the 
city and the selectmen of the town, or the head of the fire 
district, or the head of any other political subdivision, as the 
case may be, may authorize any officer of the state or such 
political subdivision to accept said equipment, supplies, 
materials or funds on behalf of the state or such political sub- 
division, and the officer so authorized shall accept the same, 
subject to the terms of such offer. If permitted under the 
terms of such gift or lending, the governor, with the advice 
and consent of the council, may give or lend gratuitously to 
any city or town such equipment, supplies, materials or funds 
for wartime or defense activities, and may prescribe rules and 
regulations for the use thereof. 



104 Chapter 71 [1943 

19. Removal of Administrative Offices of Government. 

Whenever an actual or threatened enemy attack makes such 
action expedient, the governor, with the advice and consent 
of the council, shall have the power by proclamation to re- 
move any or all of the administrative offices of the state gov- 
ernment to any place within or without the state, and there- 
upon all administrative acts of the governor and of other 
officers of the state, shall be as valid and binding as if per- 
formed within the state, and the mayor of any city and the 
selectmen of any town shall have power by proclamation to 
remove any or all of the administrative offices of the city or 
town government to any other municipality within or without 
the state, and thereupon all administrative acts of the officers 
of such city or town shall be as valid and binding as if per- 
formed within their respective cities or towns. 

20. Effect of Orders, Rules and Regulations. All orders, 
rules and regulations promulgated by the governor, or the 
governor with the advice and consent of the council, under 
this act shall have the full force and effect of law. A copy 
thereof shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state. 

21. Penalties. Any person violating any provisions of this 
act or any rule, order or regulation promulgated pursuant to 
this act shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars or 
imprisoned for not more than one year, or both. 

22. Construction and Operation. This act shall be con- 
strued liberally in the light of the high purposes declared in 
section 2 but those entrusted with the exercise or enforcement 
of its great powers shall act with restraint and moderation 
and with strict regard to the rights of the people affected 
thereby. 

23. Severability. If any provisions of this act, or the 
application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held in- 
valid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or appli- 
cations of the act which can be given effect without the in- 
valid provision or application, and to this end the provisions 
of this act are declared to be severable. 

24. Inoperation of Other Laws. Any provision of any 
general or special law, or of any rule, regulation, ordinance 
or by-law, to the extent that such provision is inconsistent 
with this act or any order or regulation issued or promulgated 
under this act, shall be inoperative while such order or such 
last mentioned regulation is in effect ; provided, that nothing 



1943] Chapter 72 105 

in this section shall be deemed to affect or prohibit any prose- 
cution for a violation of any such provision before it became 
inoperative. 

25. Effective Date; Expiration; Termination. An emer- 
gency is declared to exist and this act takes effect immediately 
upon its passage, and it shall remain in force until whichever 
of the following events shall happen first: (1) the governor 
shall issue a proclamation relinquishing the powers herein be- 
stowed, (2) the legislature shall pass a concurrent resolution 
declaring that the emergency in justification of extraordinary 
wartime powers no longer exists, (3) the president of the 
United States shall issue a proclamation that hostilities have 
ceased, the war is terminated, or the emergency no longer 
exists. 

[Approved March 16, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 72.- 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO REINSTATEMENT OP PERSONS IN THE STATE 

SERVICE AFTER MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE 

UNITED STATES. 

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

1. State Service. Amend chapter 218 of the Laws of 1941 
by adding after section 4 the following new section: 4-a. 
Reinstatement. Any person who left the state service to 
enter the military or naval service between September 16, 1940 
and December 7, 1941 and any person who held a permanent 
office or position in the state service on December 7, 1941 and 
who left or leaves such office or position to enter the military 
or naval service, shall be reinstated after such military or 
naval service, unless his term of office has expired, provided 
he makes application therefor within forty days after he has 
been relieved from such service or within forty days after the 
date upon which he could by his own application have obtained 
a discharge, unless prevented from making application for 
such discharge by circumstances beyond his control. Failure 
to make application within such time shall be construed to 
create a vacancy in the office in the state service. No such 
person shall be entitled to reinstatement in the event of his 
dishonorable discharge from such military or naval service. If 



* Sec also chapter 203, post. 



106 Chapter 73 [1943 

during the absence of such persons from the state service 
there has been any change in the status or compensation of 
the position which he formerly held the governor and council 
shall determine to what position he shall be assigned, if rein- 
stated, and they may make rules and regulations to effectuate 
the purposes hereof. 

2. Military or Naval Service During Emergency. Amend 
chapter 218 of the Laws of 1941 by adding after section 6 the 
following new section: 6-a. Definitions. The term "mili- 
tary or naval service" as used in this chapter shall be con- 
strued to include service in the marine corps, coast guard, or 
any women's auxiliary service to the armed forces the mem- 
bers of which are subject to and under military law. The term 
"present emergency" as used in this chapter shall be construed 
to include the war emergency. 

3. Repeal. Chapter 18 of the Laws of 1941, relative to 
state employees in military or naval service of the United 
States, is hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved March 16, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 73. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES. 

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

1. Beneficiaries. Amend section 13 of chapter 333 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out the word "or" and inserting 
in place thereof a comma, and further amend by adding at the 
end of said section the words, persons upon whom the mem- 
ber depends, or to any educational or charitable fund main- 
tained by any society, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows : 13. Persons. The payment of death bene- 
fits shall be confined to wife, husband, relative by blood to the 
fourth degree, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daugh- 
ter-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepchildren, betrothed, 
children by legal adoption, persons dependent upon the mem- 
ber, persons upon whom the member depends, or to any edu- 
cational or charitable fund maintained by any society. 



1943] Chapter 73 107 

2. Mortuary Fund Expenses. Amend section 25 of chap- 
ter 333 of the Revised Laws by adding at the end of said 
section the words, provided, however, that whenever such so- 
ciety is solvent as defined in section 80, it may use an amount 
not exceeding five per cent of the accretions to said fund for 
the payment of expenses necessarily incurred in the mainte- 
nance, preservation and care of said funds, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows : 25. Distribution of Funds. 
Every provision of the laws of the society for payment by 
members of such society, in whatever form made, shall dis- 
tinctly state the purpose of the same and the proportion 
thereof which may be used for expenses, and no part of the 
money collected for mortuary or disability purposes, or the net 
accretions of either or any of said funds, shall be used for ex- 
penses; provided, however, that whenever such society is sol- 
vent, as defined in section 80, it may use an amount not 
exceeding five per cent of the accretions to said fund for the 
payment of expenses necessarily incurred in the maintenance, 
preservation and care of said funds. 

3. Increase of Juvenile Benefits. Amend chapter 333 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out section 125 and inserting in 
place thereof the following : 125. Limitation of Benefit. The 
total death benefits payable as above provided shall in no case 
exceed the following amounts at the next birthday after death, 
respectively, as follows: One, one hundred dollars; two, two 
hundred dollars ; three, three hundred dollars ; four, four hun- 
dred dollars; five, five hundred dollars; six, six hundred dol- 
lars; seven, seven hundred dollars; eight, eight hundred dol- 
lars ; nine, nine hundred dollars ; ten to sixteen, one thousand 
dollars. 

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

[Approved March 16, 1943.] 



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CHAPTER 74. 

AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF WEARE RESERVOIR. 

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

1. Weare Reservoir. On and after the passage of this act 
the body of water in the town of Weare known as Weare 
Reservoir shall be called Lake Horace. 

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

[Approved March 16, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 75. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO COUNTING BALLOTS AT ELECTIONS, 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hou^e of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Elections. Amend section 79 of chapter 34 of the Re- 
vised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 79. Counting Ballots. Immediately 
after the polls are closed the ballots shall be examined and the 
votes for the several candidates and on any questions submit- 
ted shall be counted by the moderator, in the presence of and 
with the assistance of the town clerk, the selectmen and the 
other election officers herein provided. The counting shall be 
public, but within the guard-rail, and shall not be adjourned 
nor postponed until it shall have been completed, and the whole 
number of ballots cast for each person and on each question 
submitted to the voters shall have been announced publicly. 
While being counted no ballot shall be placed within four feet 
of the guard-rail which forms the enclosure in which the 
counting is done; and during such time only the aforesaid 
officers shall be allowed within said enclosure. 

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

[Approved March 16, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 76, 77 109 

CHAPTER 76. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FILLING VACANCIES IN THE HOUSE OF 
REPRESENTATIVES. 

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

1. Representatives to the General Court. Amend section 
6 of chapter 40 of the Revised Laws by striking out said sec- 
tion and inserting in place thereof the following : 6. Vacan- 
cies. Whenever a vacancy shall exist in the representatives 
or the representatives elect of any town in the general court 
by reason of death, resignation, removal from town, or other 
cause, the vacancy may be filled in the same manner as the 
original election was made. 

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

[Approved March 16, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 77. 



AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TRAVEL DIVISION IN THE DEPARTMENT 
OF THE COMPTROLLER. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hou^e of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Powers and Duties of the Comptroller. Amend section 
14 of chapter 23 of the Revised Laws by adding at the end 
thereof the following new paragraph: (9) To adopt, with 
the approval of the governor and council, such rules and regu- 
lations as may be necessary to supervise and control all pay- 
ments made from state funds for travel of officials and 
employees within the state. For the purposes hereof the 
comptroller shall establish within his department a travel 
division and, subject to the approval of the governor and 
council, appoint a director thereof. 

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

[Approved March 16, 1943.] 



110 Chapters 78, 79 [1943 

CHAPTER 78. 
AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE ASSESSMENT OF STOCK IN TRADE. 

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

1. Assessment of Stock in Trade. In determining the 
average value of the stock in trade of merchants, shopkeepers, 
mechanics or tradesmen during the period of war emergency, 
selectmen and assessors shall take into consideration any de- 
crease in value due to the fact that normal traffic in such 
stock in trade has been restricted or frozen by governmental 
authority. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect on April 1, 1943, 
and continue in effect until March 31, 1945. 

[Approved March 16, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 79. 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING LIMITED ACCESS HIGHWAYS. 

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

1. Limited Access Highways. Amend the Revised Laws 
by inserting after chapter 93 the following new chapter: 

Chapter 93-A 

Limited Access Highways 

1. Definition. Limited access highways are those high- 
ways or parts of highways specially designated for through 
traffic, and over, from or to which owners or occupants of 
abutting land have no easement or right of light, air or access 
by reason of such abuttal. 

2. Authority to Layout. When military necessity or the 
safety and convenience of the traveling public requires, the 
governor and council, upon recommendation of the highway 
commissioner, and after a hearing thereon, shall designate and 
locate a limited access highway, in the same manner as pre- 
scribed for the change of routes of certain highways as pro- 
vided in chapter 100 of the Revised Laws. 



1943] Chapter 79 111 

3. Service Roads. Service roads to provide access in cer- 
tain cases where the highway commissioner shall consider it 
necessary for the convenience and safety of abutting owners of 
land, shall be included as a part of a limited access highway. 

4. Procedure. The taking of land for the purpose of creat- 
ing a limited access highway, including any service roads con- 
nected therewith, and the payment of damage occasioned by 
the taking of such land and for the taking of or injury to the 
easements of access of abutting owners of land shall proceed 
in the same manner as for laying out highways to public 
waters, as provided in chapter 93 of the Revised Laws. 

5. Surplus and Sale. The commission, appointed by the 
governor and council to lay out such highway, may in their dis- 
cretion acquire on behalf of the state an entire lot, block or 
tract of land, if by so doing the interests of the public will be 
best served, even though said entire tract is not needed for the 
right-of-way proper, and the governor and council upon recom- 
mendation of the highway commissioner may sell, convey, 
transfer or lease any of such surplus real estate at public or 
private sale upon such terms as they may approve. 

6. Regulation of Traffic. The highway commissioner shall 
regulate all traffic entering, leaving or passing over a limited 
access highway, and may make such agreements with a city or 
town as will provide for the safety of traffic at the intersection 
of roads or streets in the compact sections of any city or town. 

7. Separability Clause. If any provision of this chapter 
or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is 
held invalid the remainder of the chapter and the application 
of such provision to other persons or circumstance shall not 
be affected thereby. 

8. Penalties. Whoever violates any of the published regu- 
lations governing traffic on a limited access highway shall be 
fined not less than five dollars nor more than one hundred 
dollars. 

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

[Approved March 17, 1943.] 



112 Chapter 80 [1943 

CHAPTER 80. 

AN ACT RELATING TO TOWN BUDGETS. 

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

1. Municipal Budget Law. Amend section 4 of chapter 52 
of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 4.* Limitation. So long as 
the provisions of this chapter shall remain in force in any town 
the total amount appropriated at any annual meeting shall not 
exceed by more than ten per cent the total amount specified 
in the budget for said meeting, the total amount appropriated 
for any one item shall not exceed by more than ten per cent 
the total amount specified in the budget for said item, and no 
appropriation shall be made for any purpose not included in 
said budget, provided, however, that the budget committee 
may also submit, without approval, items which they do not 
wish to recommend but which they believe the voters should 
be allowed to consider and act upon, either favorably or un- 
favorably. Money may be raised and appropriated for such 
items, but not to an amount which would increase the total 
appropriations, as recommended by the budget committee, by 
more than the ten per cent allowed hereunder. 

2. Village Districts. Amend chapter 52 of the Revised 
Laws by inserting after section 5 the following new section: 
5-a. Authority of Budget Committee. In any town which 
has adopted the provisions of the municipal budget law, in 
addition to its other duties hereunder, the budget committee 
shall prepare a budget for any village district or precinct 
wholly within the boundaries of said town. The limitations 
upon town appropriations, provided by this chapter, shall apply 
to appropriations for said districts or precincts and the com- 
missioners of any such district or precinct shall be subject to 
the provisions of this chapter as other spending agencies of 
said town. In case of sudden and unexpected emergency the 
commissioners may apply to the tax commission for a certifi- 
cate of emergency, as selectmen may do in the case of a town. 

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

[Approved March 17, 1943.] 



* See also chapter 159, post. 



1943] Chapter 81 113 

CHAPTER 81. 

AN ACT RELATING TO CHECK-LISTS. 

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

1. Check-lists. Amend section 5 of chapter 32 of the Re- 
vised Laws by striking- out the word "fourteen" in the third 
Hne and inserting- in place thereof the word, thirty, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 5. Posting 
Check-lists. The board shall make and post, at two or more 
of the most public places in town, a complete alphabetical list 
of all legal voters in the town thirty days before the day of 
the biennial and annual elections and of any other election at 
which such list is to be used. 

2. Duties of Supervisors. Amend section 6 of said chap- 
ter 32 by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 6. Sessions for Correction, Small 
Towns. In towns under four thousand five hundred popula- 
tion as shown by the last federal census, they shall be in ses- 
sion for the correction of the check-list, at some suitable place 
in town, two days at least before the day of the election one 
of which shall be the day next preceding that of election, ex- 
cept as hereinafter provided, and upon which all hearings shall 
be finally closed. If the said town has more than six hundred 
voters the first session shall be upon the Tuesday next pre- 
ceding the day of election, except as hereinafter provided, and 
shall be adjourned to such subsequent day or days as will 
permit all claims to be heard and decided. Any such town, by 
majority vote at any town meeting, may adopt a final closing 
date for sessions for correction of the check-list, provided that 
such final closing date shall not be more than ten days prior 
to the day of election. If said town shall adopt such optional 
date the names of all persons not qualified to vote on or before 
said optional date but who shall clearly be qualified to vote on 
election day, may be added to the check-list on or before said 
optional date. If said town shall adopt an optional date for 
closing sessions, as hereinbefore provided, the first session 
shall be upon the seventh day next preceding said optional 
date. No additions or corrections shall be made after midnight 
of said optional closing date, except as provided in section 16. 
If any such town shall adopt a final closing date for sessions 
ten days prior to election, additions and corrections shall be 



114 Chapter 81 [1943 

made to the previously posted check-list on or before midnight 
on the succeeding Wednesday either by additions or correction 
to said check-list or by posting a new corrected check-list. 
Notice of the day, hour and place of each session of the board 
of supervisors shall be given upon the check-lists first posted. 

3. Additional Provisions. Amend said chapter 32 by add- 
ing after section 6 the following new sections: 6-a. Large 
Towns. In towns of more than 4500 population as shown by 
the last federal census, they shall be in session for the cor- 
rection of the check-list, at some suitable place in town, two 
days at least before the day of the election, the last of which 
shall be the Saturday prior to election and upon which all hear- 
ings shall be finally closed. The first session shall be upon the 
Tuesday next preceding the day of election, and shall be ad- 
journed to such subsequent day or days as will permit all 
claims to be heard and decided. The names of all persons not 
qualified to vote on or before said final Saturday session but 
who shall clearly be qualified to vote on election day, may be 
added to the check-list on or before said Saturday session. No 
additions or corrections shall be made after midnight Satur- 
day prior to election day, except as provided in section 16. 
Notice of the day, hour and place of each session of the board 
of supervisors shall be given upon the check-lists first posted. 
6-b. Cities. In cities, they shall be in session for the correc- 
tion of the check-list, at some suitable place in the city, two 
days at least before the day of the election, the last of which 
shall be the Saturday ten days prior to election and upon which 
all hearings shall be finally closed. The first session shall be 
upon the third Tuesday next preceding the day of election, and 
shall be adjourned to such subsequent day or days as will per- 
mit all claims to be heard and decided. The names of all per- 
sons not qualified to vote on or before said final Saturday 
session but who shall clearly be qualified to vote on election 
day, may be added to the check-list on or before said Saturday 
session. No additions or corrections shall be made after mid- 
night Saturday ten days prior to election day, except as pro- 
vided in section 16. Said additions and corrections shall be 
made to the previously posted check-list on or before midnight 
on the succeeding Wednesday either by additions or correc- 
tions to said check-hst or by posting a new corrected check- 
list. Notice of the day, hour and place of each session of the 



1943] Chapter 81 115 

board of supervisors shall be given upon the check-lists first 
posted. 

4. List of Voters. Amend section 13 of chapter 32 by- 
striking- out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 13. Certification of List. They shall subscribe 
and make oath to the following certificate on the back of the 
check-list, as corrected by them: We, the supervisors of the 

check-list of the town (or ward) of , 

do solemnly swear, that, according to our best knowledge, the 

within list contains (number) names of 

those persons only who are, by actual residence, legal voters 
in said town (or ward). So help us God. They shall file a 
true copy of the corrected list, attested by them, with the town 
clerk. Any person who swears falsely in making such cer- 
tificate shall be guilty of perjury. 

5. Corrections. Amend section 16 of said chapter 32 by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 16. Conclusiveness of List. All persons whose 
names are entered upon the check-list as thus corrected shall 
be deemed to be the legal voters in the town; and no person 
whose name is not upon the list shall be allowed to vote, unless 
it clearly appears that the name of said person has been omit- 
ted from said list by clerical error or mistake and then only 
by vote of the majority of the board. 

6. Repeal. Chapter 328 of the Laws of 1933, relative to 
check-lists in the towns of Claremont and Newport, is hereby 
repealed. 

7. Application of Act. This act shall apply to all cities 
and towns in the state as herein provided, and any provision 
in any city charter inconsistent with the provisions hereof is 
hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency, except 
such provision as may call for an earlier date for closing 
registration. 

8. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1943. 
[Approved March 18, 1943.] 



116 Chapter 82 [1943 

CHAPTER 82. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE ACQUISITION OF ONE RAILROAD 
CORPORATION BY ANOTHER. 

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

1. Railroad Corporations. Amend section 27 of chapter 
289 of the Revised Laws by adding at the end thereof the 
following: When the commission has given its approval of 
such an assignment or transfer, or of a contract or agreement 
relating thereto, and upon the execution of appropriate in- 
struments of assignment or transfer, the assignee or trans- 
feree thereunder shall with the approval of the commission be 
vested with all the rights and franchises of the assignor or 
transferor and subject to all its duties and obligations, except 
such duties and obligations as the commission may after hear- 
ing and by order find that compliance is no longer reasonably 
required in the public interest. Any holder of the capital 
stock of such assignor or transferor corporation who shall feel 
aggrieved by any such transaction shall be entitled to the 
benefits of all statutes regulating, protecting and determining 
the rights of a dissenting stockholder of a railroad in the case 
of a lease or union with another railroad, and the rights of 
any stockholder of such corporation dissenting from such 
assignment, transfer, contract or agreement, approved as 
aforesaid, shall be regulated, protected and determined by such 
statutes, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
27. Railroad Leases, etc. No franchise, nor any right to 
or under any franchise, to own or operate a railroad shall be 
assigned, transferred or leased, nor shall any contract or 
agreement with reference to, or affecting any such franchise 
or right, be valid or of any force or effect whatever, unless the 
assignment, transfer, lease, contract or agreement shall have 
been approved by the commission. When the commission has 
given its approval of such an assignment or transfer, or of a 
contract or agreement relating thereto, and upon the execu- 
tion of appropriate instruments of assignment or transfer, the 
assignee or transferee thereunder shall with the approval of 
the commission be vested with all the rights and franchises of 
the assignor or transferor and subject to all its duties and 
obligations, except such duties and obligations as the commis- 



1943] Chapter 83 117 

sion may after hearing and by order find tliat compliance is no 
longer reasonably required in the public interest. Any holder 
of the capital stock of such assignor or transferor corporation 
who shall feel aggrieved by any such transaction shall be 
entitled to the benefits of all statutes regulating, protecting 
and determining the rights of a dissenting stockholder of a 
railroad in the case of a lease or union with another railroad, 
and the rights of any stockholder of such corporation dissent- 
ing from such assignment, transfer, contract or agreement, 
approved as aforesaid, shall be regulated, protected and deter- 
mined by such statutes. 

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

[Approved March 18, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 83. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PARI MUTUEL POOLS AT RACE MEETS. 

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

1. Horse Racing. Amend section 15 of chapter 171 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out the figure "1944" in the fifth 
line and inserting in place thereof the figure, 1946, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: 15. Pari Mutuel 
Pools. Within the enclosure of any race track where is held 
a race or race meet licensed and conducted under this chapter, 
but not elsewhere, the sale of pari mutuel pools by the licensee 
under such regulations as may be prescribed by said commis- 
sion is hereby permitted and authorized during the calendar 
years 1941 to 1946, inclusive. Commissions on such pools shall 
in no event and at no track exceed eleven per cent of each dol- 
lar wagered, plus the odd cents of all redistribution to be based 
on each dollar wagered exceeding a sum equal to the next low- 
est multiple of ten, known as "breakage", one half of which 
breakage shall be retained by the licensee and the balance 
shall be paid to the state treasurer for the use of the state 
in accordance with the provisions of section 2. Said maximum 
shall include the four and one-half per cent tax hereinafter 
prescribed. 

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

[Approved March 18, 1943.] 



118 Chapters 84, 85 [1943 

CHAPTER 84. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SENTENCES TO STATE PRISON AND 
EARLY RELEASE. 

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

1. State Prison Sentences. Amend section 26 of chapter 
429 of the Revised Laws by striking out the word "three" in 
the second Hne and inserting in place thereof the word, two, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 26. 
Release, Two Thirds of Minimum. Any prisoner whose con- 
duct while in prison has been meritorious and v»^hose minimum 
sentence is two years or more may be paroled by the state 
board of parole when he has served two-thirds of his minimum 
sentence, provided it shall appear to said board to be a reason- 
able probability that he will remain at liberty without violating 
the law and will conduct himself as a good citizen. 

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

[Approved March 18, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 85. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF MOTOR 

VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE LAW AND NOTICES RELATIVE 

TO BEGINNING OF SUITS THEREUNDER. 

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

1. Suspension of Licenses. Amend section 5 of chapter 
122 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: 5. Procedure after 
Report of Accident. Upon receipt of the report required by 
section 19 of chapter 118, the commissioner shall forthwith 
suspend the license and registration certificate and registration 
plates, if any, of the operator and the registration certificates 
and plates of the owner of the vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer 
involved in the accident reported and his license, if any, until 
such operator or owner or both shall have furnished sufficient 
security to satisfy any judgment or judgments for damages 
resulting from such accident as may be recovered against 



1943] Chapter 86 119 

such owner or operator by or on behalf of the aggrieved person 
or his legal representative, and until such owner or operator 
or both shall give and thereafter maintain proof of financial 
responsibility in the future.* 

2. Notice to Commissioner of Suit. Amend section 9 of 
said chapter 122 by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following : 9. Suspension. The suspension 
required in section 5 shall remain in effect, the motor vehicle, 
trailer, or semi-trailer in any manner involved in such accident 
shall not be registered in the name of the person whose 
license or registration was so suspended, and no other motor 
vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer shall be registered in the name 
of such person nor shall any license be held by him until he has 
obtained a release or a judgment in his favor in an action at 
law to recover for damage to property or the death of or bodily 
injury to any person resulting from such accident or unless he 
shall have satisfied in the manner hereinafter provided any 
judgment rendered against him in such action, and gives and 
thereafter maintains proof of his financial responsibility. If 
the commissioner has received no written notice from the 
aggrieved or injured person or his legal representative that 
suit has been brought within one year from the date of the 
accident the commissioner then may, subject to the other re- 
quirements of the law, issue to such person a new license to 
operate and new registration certificates and registration 
plates provided he shall give and thereafter maintain proof of 
financial responsibility. A discharge in bankruptcy shall not 
relieve the judgment debtor from any of the requirements of 
this chapter. 

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

[Approved March 23, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 86. 

AN ACT PERMITTING CITIES TO CREATE PURCHASING 
DEPARTMENTS. 

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

1. Powers of City Councils. Amend chapter 65 of the Re- 
vised Laws by adding at the end thereof the following new 



* See also chapter 167, post. 



120 Chapter 87 [1943 

section: 16. City Purchasing Departments. The city coun- 
cils of any city shall have power to establish an ordinance 
creating a purchasing department for the city. The admin- 
istrative head of such department shall be called the city pur- 
chasing agent and he shall be appointed by the mayor with the 
approval of the city council, or the city council by ordinance 
may assign the duties of the city purchasing agent to an 
existing municipal officer. The city purchasing agent shall 
make all purchases of materials, equipment, and supplies for 
all departments, officers and agencies of the city under such 
rules and regulations as he shall promulgate subject to the 
approval of the city councils. In any city adopting the pro- 
visions hereof all departments, officers and agencies of the city 
shall requisition to the purchasing agent for all purchases in 
accordance with rules and regulations of said purchasing agent 
and the city treasurer shall not charge purchases against city 
funds unless and until the purchase order has been approved 
by the purchasing agent, subject to such exceptions in case of 
emergency as the councils may approve in accordance with 
such rules and regulations. The rules and regulations relative 
to the purchasing department shall include a requirement that 
all purchases of an amount over one hundred dollars shall be 
made by competitive bidding subject to such exceptions as the 
councils may approve. In any city adopting the provisions 
hereof, any special provisions of the charter of said city in- 
consistent herewith relative to departments making their own 
purchases are hereby repealed to the extent of such incon- 
sistency. 

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

[Approved March 23, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 87. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO NUMBER OF DELEGATES TO STATE POLITICAL 

CONVENTIONS. 

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

1. Delegates to State Conventions. Amend section 5 of 
chapter 33 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 5. Delegates. 



1943] Chapter 88 121 

At each primary there shall be elected in each town and ward, 
from the legal voters therein, as many state delegates as such 
town or ward is entitled to elect representatives to the general 
court at the election next following such primary, and provided 
a town is not entitled to elect a representative at such election, 
there shall be elected in such town one state delegate. 

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

[Approved March 23, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 88. 

AN ACT RELATING TO VILLAGE DISTRICTS. 

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

1. Special Meetings of Village Districts. Amend section 4 
of chapter 70 of the Revised Laws by inserting after the word 
"money" in the first line thereof the following, or reduce or 
rescind any appropriation of money previously authorized, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: 4. Ap- 
propriations. No village district shall raise or appropriate 
money, or reduce or rescind any appropriation of money pre- 
viously authorized, 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 meet- 
ing next preceding such special meeting; and if a check-list 
was used at the last preceding 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 meeting 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 meet- 
ing. 

2. Annual Meetings. Amend section 21, chapter 70 of the 
Revised Laws by inserting after the word "same" in the fourth 
line the following words, except as hereinafter provided, and 
by inserting at the end thereof the following: In any case 



122 Chapter 89 [1943 

where a village district or precinct heretofore established by 
special act is authorized to hold its annual meeting- at any 
designated time, the time for such annual meeting so desig- 
nated in such special act shall govern the holding of such 
annual meeting unless said village district or precinct shall 
otherwise vote in adopting the provisions of this chapter, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows : 21. May 
Adopt Provisions. Village districts and precincts estabhshed 
under the laws heretofore in force may adopt the provisions 
of this chapter, and thereupon shall have the rights conferred 
thereby and be governed by the same except as hereinafter 
provided. Unless they do so, the laws under which they were 
organized shall continue in force as to them, notwithstanding 
their repeal in general terms. In any case where a village dis- 
trict or precinct heretofore established by special act is author- 
ized to hold its annual meeting any designated time, the time 
for such annual meeting so designated in such special act shall 
govern the holding of such annual meeting unless said village 
district or precinct shall otherwise vote in adopting the pro- 
visions of this chapter. 

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

[Approved March 25, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 89. 

AN ACT TO REQUIRE STANDARD NON-FORFEITURE PROVISIONS IN 
POLICIES OF LIFE INSURANCE. 

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

1. Life Insurance Policies. Amend the Revised Laws by 
inserting after chapter 327 the following new chapter : 

Chapter 327-A* 
Standard Non-forfeiture Law 

1. Short Title. This chapter shall be known as the Stan- 
dard Non-forfeiture Law. 

2. Non-forfeiture Provisions Required. No policy of life 
insurance issued on or after the operative date of this chapter, 
as defined in section 8, except those policies and contract's 
specified in section 7, shall be issued or delivered in this state 



* See also chapter 107, post. 



1943] Chapter 89 123 

unless it shall contain in substance the following- provisions, or 
corresponding provisions which in the opinion of the insurance 
commissioner are at least as favorable to the defaulting or 
surrendering policy-holder. 

(a) That, in the event of default in any premium pay- 
ment, the company will grant, upon proper request not later 
than sixty days after the due date of the premium in default, 
a paid-up non-forfeiture benefit on a plan stipulated in the 
policy, effective as of such due date, of such value as may be 
hereinafter specified. 

(b) That, upon surrender of the policy within sixty days 
after the due date of any premium payment in default after 
premiums have been paid for at least three full years in the 
case of ordinary insurance or five full years in the case of 
industrial insurance, the company will pay, in lieu of any 
paid-up non-forfeiture benefit, a cash surrender value of such 
amount as may be hereinafter specified. 

(c) That a specified paid-up non-forfeiture benefit shall 
become effective as specified in the policy unless the person 
entitled to make such election elects another available option 
not later than sixty days after the due date of the premium in 
default. 

(d) That, if the policy shall have become paid up by 
completion of all premium payments or if it is continued under 
any paid-up non-forfeiture benefit which became effective on 
or after the third policy anniversary in the case of ordinary 
insurance or the fifth policy anniversary in the case of indus- 
trial insurance, the company will pay, upon surrender of the 
policy within thirty days after any policy anniversary, a cash 
surrender value of such amount as may be hereinafter speci- 
fied. 

(e) A statement of the mortality table and interest rate 
used in calculating the cash surrender values and the paid-up 
non-forfeiture benefits available under the policy, together 
with a table showing the cash surrender value, if any, and 
paid-up non-forfeiture benefit, if any, available under the 
policy on each policy anniversary either during the first 
twenty policy years or during the term of the policy, which- 
ever is shorter, such values and benefits to be calculated upon 
the assumption that there are no dividends or paid-up addi- 
tions credited to the policy and that there is no indebtedness 
to the company on the policy. 



124 Chapter 89 [1943 

(f ) A statement of the method to be used in calculating 
the cash surrender value and the paid-up non-forfeiture benefit 
available under the policy on any policy anniversary with an 
explanation of the manner in which the cash surrender values 
and the paid-up non-forfeiture benefits are altered by the 
existence of any paid-up additions credited to the policy or 
any indebtedness to the company on the policy. 

Any of the foregoing provisions or portions thereof not ap- 
plicable by reason of the plan of insurance may, to the extent 
inapplicable, be omitted from the policy. 

The company shall reserve the right to defer the payment 
of any cash surrender value for a period of six months after 
demand therefor with surrender of the policy. 

3. Minimum Cash Surrender Values. Any cash surrender 
value available under the policy in the event of default in a 
premium payment due on any policy anniversary, whether or 
not required by section 2, shall be an amount not less than the 
excess, if any, of the present value, on such anniversary, of the 
future guaranteed benefits which would have been provided for 
by the policy, including any existing paid-up additions, if there 
had been no default, over the sum of (a) the then present 
value of the adjusted premiums as defined in section 5, cor- 
responding to premiums which would have fallen due on and 
after such anniversary, and (b) the amount of any indebted- 
ness to the company on the policy. Any cash surrender value 
available within thirty days after any policy anniversary under 
any policy paid up by completion of all premium payments or 
any policy continued under any paid-up non-forfeiture benefit, 
whether or not required by section 2, shall be an amount not 
less than the present value, on such anniversary, of the future 
guaranteed benefits provided for by the policy, including any 
existing paid-up additions, decreased by any indebtedness to 
the company on the policy. 

4. Minimum Non-forfeiture Benefits. Any paid-up non- 
forfeiture benefit available under the policy in the event of 
default in a premium payment due on any policy anniversary 
shall be such that its present value as of such anniversary 
shall be at least equal to the cash surrender value then pro- 
vided for by the policy or, if none is provided for, that cash 
surrender value which would have been required by this chap- 
ter in the absence of the condition that premiums shall have 
been paid for at least a specified period. 



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5. Adjusted Premiums. The adjusted premiums for any 
policy shall be calculated on an annual basis and shall be such 
uniform percentage of the respective premiums specified in 
the policy for each policy year that the present value, at the 
date of issue of the policy, of all such adjusted premiums shall 
be equal to the sum of (i) the then present value of the future 
guaranteed benefits provided for by the policy; (ii) two per 
cent of the amount of insurance, if the insurance be uniform 
in amount, or of the equivalent uniform amount, as hereinafter 
defined, if the amount of insurance varies with duration of the 
pohcy; (iii) forty per cent of the adjusted premium for the 
first policy year; (iv) twenty-five per cent of either the ad- 
justed premium for the first pohcy year or the adjusted 
premium for a whole life policy of the same uniform or equiva- 
lent uniform amount with uniform premiums for the whole of 
life issued at the same age for the same amount of insurance, 
whichever is less. Provided, however, that in applying the 
percentages specified in (iii) and (iv) above, no adjusted 
premium shall be deemed to exceed four per cent of the 
amount of insurance or level amount equivalent thereto. The 
date of issue of a policy for the purpose of this section shall be 
the date as of which the rated age of the insured is determined. 

In the case of a policy providing an amount of insurance 
varying with duration of the policy, the equivalent level 
amount thereof for the purpose of this section shall be deemed 
to be the level amount of insurance provided by an otherwise 
similar policy, containing the same endowment benefit or bene- 
fits, if any, issued at the same age and for the same term, the 
amount of which does not vary with duration and the benefits 
under which have the same present value at the inception of 
the insurance as the benefits under the policy. 

All adjusted premiums and present values referred to in this 
chapter shall be calculated on the basis of the Commissioners 
1941 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table for ordinary insurance 
and the 1941 Standard Industrial Mortality Table for indus- 
trial insurance and the rate of interest, not exceeding three 
and one half per cent per annum, specified in the policy for 
calculating cash surrender values and paid-up non-forfeiture 
benefits. Provided, however, that in calculating the present 
value of any paid-up term insurance with accompanying pure 
endowment, if any, offered as a non-forfeiture benefit, the 
rates of mortality assumed may be not more than one hundred 



126 Chapter 89 [1943 

and thirty per cent of the rates of mortality according to such 
apphcable table. Provided, further, that for insurance issued 
on a substandard basis, the calculation of any such adjusted 
premiums and present values may be based on such other table 
of mortality as may be specified by the company and approved 
by the insurance commissioner. 

6. Method of Calculating Cash Surrender Values and Non- 
forfeiture Benefits. Any cash surrender value and any 
paid-up non-forfeiture benefit, available under the policy in 
the event of default in a premium payment due at any time 
other than on the policy anniversary, shall be calculated with 
allowance for the lapse of time and the payment of fractional 
premiums beyond the last preceding policy anniversary. All 
values referred to in sections 3, 4 and 5 may be calculated upon 
the assumption that any death benefit is payable at the end 
of the policy year of death. The net value of any paid-up addi- 
tions, other than paid-up term additions, shall be not less than 
the dividends used to provide such additions. Notwithstand- 
ing the provisions of section 3, additional benefits payable (a) 
in the event of death or dismemberment by accident or acci- 
dental means, (b) in the event of total and permanent dis- 
ability, (c) as reversionary annuity or deferred reversionary 
annuity benefits, (d) as decreasing term insurance benefits 
provided by a rider or supplemental policy provision to which, 
if issued as a separate policy, this chapter would not apply, 
and (e) as other poHcy benefits additional to hfe insurance 
and endowment benefits, and premiums for all such additional 
benefits, shall be disregarded in ascertaining cash surrender 
values and non-forfeiture benefits required by this chapter, 
and no such additional benefits shall be required to be included 
in any paid-up non-forfeiture benefits. 

7. Chapter not Applicable to Certain Contracts. This 
chapter shall not apply to any reinsurance, group insurance, 
pure endowment, annuity or reversionary annuity contract, 
nor to any term policy of uniform amount, or renewal thereof, 
of fifteen years or less expiring before age sixty-six, for which 
uniform premiums are payable during the entire term of the 
policy, nor to any term policy of decreasing amount on which 
each adjusted premium, calculated as specified in section 5, is 
less than the adjusted premium, so calculated, on such fifteen 
year term policy issued at the same age and for the same 
initial amount of insurance, nor to any policy which shall be 



1943J Chapter 90 127 

delivered outside this state through an agent or other repre- 
sentative of the company issuing the policy. 

8. Operative Date Defined. Any life insurance company 
authorized to do business in this state may file with the insur- 
ance commissioner a written notice of its intention to complj'' 
with the provisions hereof on and after a specified date prior to 
January 1, 1948. After the filing of such notice, then upon 
such specified date, which shall be the operative date of this 
chapter for such company, this chapter shall become operative 
with respect to policies thereafter issued by such company. 
As to such companies making no such election, the operative 
date of this chapter shall be January, 1, 1948. 

2. Repeal; Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts incon- 
sistent with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take 
effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 25, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 90. 

AN ACT CREATING A STATE LIBRARY COMMISSION. 

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

1. State Library Commission. Amend chapter 15 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out section 1 to 47, inclusive, and 
inserting in place thereof the following new subdivisions : 

The State Library 

1. Commission Establishedo There is hereby created a 
state library commission which shall have general control and 
supervision of the state library. 

2. Commissioners. The governor with advice and consent 
of the council shall appoint five persons as commissioners of 
the state library. No more than three of the commissioners 
shall be of the same political party and one commissioner 
shall be a member of the New Hampshire bar. 

3. Tenure. The term of office of each commissioner shall 
be five years provided that of the first appointees one shall 
be appointed for one year, one for tvv^o years, one for three 
years, one for four years, and one for five years. Each com- 
missioner shall hold office until his successor is appointed and 
qualified. In case of a vacancy other than by the expiration 



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128 Chapter 90 [1943 

of the term the appointment shall be for the balance of the 
unexpired term. 

4. Compensation. The commissioners shall serve without 
compensation, but their actual expenses incurred in the per- 
formance of their duties shall be paid by the state. 

5. Removal of Commissioners. Upon reasonable cause 
shown, the governor, with the advice and consent of the coun- 
cil, may remove any one of the commissioners. 

6. Secretary; Powers of Commissioners. The state libra- 
rian shall serve as secretary of the commission. Except as 
otherwise provided by law the commissioners shall have full 
power and authority as to all matters pertaining to the state 
library, its maintenance and activities. 

7. Functions of the State Libraiy. The state library shall 
consist of the law division, the general and reference division, 
the extension division, and such other divisions as the com- 
mission may deem necessary. 

I. Law Division. The law division shall maintain a 
law library for the use of the supreme court, the superior 
court, the attorney general's office and the lawyers of New 
Hampshire. 

II. General and Reference Division. The general 
and reference division shall acquire and preserve such material 
as will best meet the needs of the various branches of the 
government, serve the interest of the people of the state and 
develop an adequate reference collection of materials. The 
library of this division shall consist of (a) a collection of 
books, pamphlets and other materials relating to legislation, 
summaries of laws of other states and such other information 
as may aid the members of the general court; (b) a collection 

, of material for the use of state officials and employees, 
especially relating to the work of the several departments; 
(c) archival material concerning the state which shall include 
a complete file of all state publications, county and town 
reports, reports of corporations, publications, and reports of 
all institutions of learning and all libraries, and presidential 
check-lists; and (d) a general reference collection and (e) 
cultural reading material for the residents of New Hampshire. 

III. Extension Division. The extension division shall 
do all that it reasonably is able to do to promote and advance 
library service throughout the state. The division may supply 
advice and information to libraries in the state through visits, 
conferences, institutes, correspondence, and publications. The 



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division shall have supervision of the traveling- libraries under 
the direction of the state librarian. 

8. State Librarian. The commissioners shall appoint a 
state librarian who shall serve as the executive and adminis- 
trative officer of the state library and shall be responsible 
for its management. The state librarian shall be a graduate 
of an accredited library school and shall have had at least 
four years' experience in a library in an administrative capa- 
city. His term of office shall be for three years and until his 
successor is appointed and qualified. The commissioners may 
remove him for reasonable cause shown. His salary shall be 
fixed by the commission with the approval of the governor 
and council. 

9. Assistant State Librarian. Upon recommendation of 
the state librarian the commission shall appoint an assistant 
state librarian. Said assistant state librarian shall be a 
graduate of an accredited library school and shall have had 
such experience as will qualify him for extension work. The 
assistant state librarian shall have charge of the extension 
division of the library and during the absence or disability of 
the state librarian he shall perform all the duties of the office. 
His salary shall be fixed by the commission with the approval 
of the governor and council. 

10. Assistants. Upon the recommendation of the state 
librarian the commission may appoint such qualified assistants 
as are necessary. The assistants for the extension division 
shall be appointed from persons recommended by the assistant 
librarian. The salai'ies of all assistants shall be fixed by the 
commission with the approval of the governor and council. 

11. Deposit of Collections. The commissioners may become 
custodians for the state of collections of books, pamphlets, 
maps, manuscripts, and other materials, upon such terms and 
under such regulations as to them seem just. 

12. Disposition of Fees, Fines and Exchange of Property. 
Any funds accruing to the state library from fees or fines 
from lost or damaged property, or from sale or exchange of 
books, pamphlets, maps, manuscripts, and other materials, 
shall be paid into the state treasury and added to the appro- 
priation for the purchase of books for the state library. 

13. Rules and Regulations. The commissioners are hereby 
authorized to make all necessary rules and regulations for 
the proper control and administration of the state library 
department. 



130 Chapter 90 [1943 

14. State Publications. Five copies of all reports of state 
departments and institutions and all other state publications 
except session laws, journals and other such papers, bound in 
the usual form shall be delivered to the state library upon 
publication. The commissioners may dispose by sale or ex- 
change of all or any part of the surplus state publications so 
deposited in the state library. Money from such sales, after 
deducting all expenses incurred, shall be paid in to the state 
treasury for the use of the state. 

15. Educational Publications and Corporation Reports. 
Within thirty days after publication, the head of each institu- 
tion of learning in this state shall forward to the state library 
two copies, to the New Hampshire Historical Society two 
copies of all books, pamphlets and periodicals published by 
the institution. Within thirty days after publication, officers 
of all corporations, both domestic and foreign, shall file in the 
state library copies of all printed reports as to the affairs of 
the corporation. 

16. Books and Periodicals and Equipment. The state 
librarian shall purchase such books, periodicals, equipment, 
and supplies as shall best increase the efficiency of the library 
as a general and reference library, extension library and law 
library. 

17. Library Building. The governor and council shall 
maintain the state library building and grounds in suitable 
repair and condition for the use of the state library and the 
supreme court. Control of the supreme court rooms is vested 
in that court. 

18. Publications. The state librarian shall make a report 
biennially to the commission and they shall submit the same 
with their report to the governor. The commission shall cause 
a reasonable number of copies of the report to be printed and 
distributed. The commission shall issue a library bulletin 
which shall contain general and specific information relating 
to library work. The bulletin shall be printed at least four 
times a year and distributed under the direction of the com- 
mission. The commission may issue booklists and other publi- 
cations as will benefit the libraries of the state and increase 
the efficiency of the state library, 

19. State Aid. The commission may, at its discretion, 
assist free public libraries as follows: If the trustees of a 
town, whose apportionment of the state tax is one dollar or 
less, satisfy the commission that the free public library in 



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their charge is doing efficient work for the general public and 
for the schools of the town, the commission may expend not 
exceeding one hundred dollars annually for the purchase of 
books for each of such libraries. No library shall be entitled 
to the benefits of this section unless it has complied with all 
provisions of this chapter with reference to free public 
libraries. 

20. Federal Aid. The commission with the approval of 
the governor and council may also make any regulations 
necessary to enable the state to comply with the provisions 
of any law of the United States, heretofore or hereafter 
enacted, intended to promote public hbraiy services. The 
state treasurer shall be custodian of any money that may be 
allotted to the state by the federal government for general 
public library services. 

21. County Reports. Within thirty days after publication 
the county commissioners of each county shall forward to 
the state library two copies of the report of the county for 
the previous fiscal year. 

22. Town Reports. Within thirty days after publication, 
each city and town clerk shall forward to the state library, 
and to the New Hampshire Historical Society two copies each 
of the report of the city or town for the previous fiscal year. 

23. Check-lists. Supervisors of towns and corresponding 
officers of cities shall, within seventy-two hours of the closing 
of the polls for each presidential election send to the state 
library one of the marked check-lists which was used in said 
election, certified by said officers. 

2. Town Library Trustees. Amend section 59 of chapter 
15 of the Revised Laws by striking out the last sentence of 
said section and inserting in place thereof the following: The 
library trustees shall engage and have oversight over the 
librarian, assistants and other employees, and are empowered 
to pay out of the library fund the necessary expenses of 
their librarians in attending the state library institute, and 
shall prescribe rules for the operation of the library and may 
request the extension division of the state library for advice 
in regard to the maintenance and administration of the 
library, which advice shall be given by said extension division 
so far as is practicable so to do, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 59. Duties. Unless other- 
wise ordered by vote taken in town meeting the library 
trustees elected by the town shall have the entire custody 



132 Chapter 90 [1943 

and management of the free public library, and of all the 
property of the town relating thereto, except trust funds 
held by the town. All money raised or appropriated by the 
town for library purposes shall be expended by the library 
trustees for the support and maintenance of the free public 
library in said town or expended for the support of a library 
in another city or town under contract to furnish library 
service to such town. The income from all trust funds for 
library purposes shall be expended or retained by the trustees 
for the support and maintenance of the free public library 
in said town in accordance with the conditions of each dona- 
tion or bequest accepted by the town. The library trustees 
shall engage and have oversight over the librarian, assistants 
and other employees, and are empowered to pay out of the 
library fund the necessary expenses of their librarians in 
attending the state library institute, and shall prescribe rules 
for the operation of the library and may request the extension 
division of the state library for advice in regard to the main- 
tenance and administration of the library, which advice shall 
be given by said extension division so far as is practicable 
so to do. 

3. State Publications. Amend section 13 of chapter 10 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out the words "secretary of 
the public library commission" and inserting in place thereof 
the words, state librarian, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : 13. Disposition of Books and Reports. 
Books and reports furnished free by state departments to 
any free public library may be disposed of at the best price 
obtainable, but only with the approval of the state librarian 
and of the secretary of state. 

4. Duties of Town Clerk. Amend section 5 of chapter 59 
of the Revised Laws by striking out the words ''secretary of 
the public library commission" where it occurs in the second, 
third, ninth and tenth lines and inserting in place thereof 
the words, assistant state librarian, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows : 5. Reports to State Library 
Commission. He shall, within thirty days after the annual 
town meeting, report to the assistant state librarian the 
name of any public library within the city or town; the 
names and post-office addresses of all the officers of each; 
the town, person or persons in whom the ownership of said 
Ubrary is vested; for whom the use is provided; and the 
number of volumes owned by said library. He shall make 



1943] Chapter 91 133 

like report of the names of officers elected or appointed at 
any other time, immediately after their election or appoint- 
ment; and, if there is no public library within the town, he 
shall annually, within said time, notify the assistant state 
librarian of the fact. 

5. Agencies Abolished. The trustees of the state library 
and the public library commission as heretofore established 
are hereby abolished and all properties and records of such 
agencies shall be transferred immediately to the commission 
herein created. Any provision of law not expressly repealed 
hereby referring to the trustees of the state library or to 
the public library commission shall be construed as referring 
to the state library commission. 

6. Transfer of Appropriations. Any balance of funds or 
appropriations heretofore made available to the public library 
commission or to the trustees of the state library shall be 
available for the state library commission, hereby constituted. 

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

[Approved March 30, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 91. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. 

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

1. Vocational Education. Amend section 39 of chapter 
134 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 39. Administration. 

The state board is authorized to arrange with institutions 
and with school boards of towns or city districts in the state 
to furnish the necessary buildings, equipment, and additional 
funds required in carrying out the provisions of the federal 
acts, so far as those acts apply to this state; and school dis- 
tricts are authorized to enter into such contracts with the 
state board. The state board is further authorized to approve 
certain schools and educational institutions within the state 
as vocational training centers for the purpose of enlarging 
the opportunities for such training and putting into effect 
the provisions of the preceding section and to make suitable 
arrangements with such schools and institutions to receive 



134 Chapter 92 [1943 

pupils for vocational training who may not reside in the town 
or school district where such school or institution is located. 

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

[Approved March 30, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 92. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO CARE OF LIVESTOCK WHILE BEING 
TRANSPORTED. 

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

1. Shipment of Livestock. Amend section 1 of chapter 
230 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 1. Separation of 
Stock. No person or common carrier shall ship or transport 
livestock within this state in mixed loads unless the different 
kinds of stock shall be separated, each kind from the other, 
by strong partitions; provided, that milch cows may be 
shipped with not more than three calves for one cow, and 
sheep may be shipped with calves. 

2. Transportation. Amend section 8 of chapter 445 of 
of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 8. Rest, etc. No person or 
railroad corporation or other common carrier shall permit 
animals in the course of transportation to be confined in 
vehicles or cars for a longer period than twenty-eight con- 
secutive hours, including the time they have been so confined 
on connecting roads in the case of rail transportation, without 
unloading them, and allowing a period of at least five consecu- 
tive hours for rest, feed and water, unless they are carried 
in cars in which they have proper food, water, space and 
opportunity for rest, or unless such person, corporation or 
carrier is prevented from unloading them by storm or acciden- 
tal causes. 

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

[Approved March 30, 1943.] 



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CHAPTER 93. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE EXECUTION OF WILLS. 

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

1. Wills. Amend section 1 of chapter 350 of the Revised 
Laws by striking out the words "twenty-one" and inserting 
in place thereof the word, eighteen, so that said section as 
amended shall read: 1. Testators. Every person of the 
age of eighteen years and married persons under that age, 
of sane mind, may devise and dispose of their property, real 
and personal, and of any right or interest they may have in 
any property, by their last will in writing. 

2. General Provisions. Amend section 2 of chapter 350 
of the Revised Laws by striking out the words "twenty-one" 
and inserting in place thereof the word, eighteen, so that 
said section as amended shall read: 2. Requirements. Ex- 
cept as provided in section 1, no will shall be effectual to 
pass any real or personal estate, or to change or in any way 
affect the same, unless made by a person of the age of eigh- 
teen years, of sound mind, in writing, signed by the testator 
or by some person in his presence and by his express direction, 
and attested and subscribed in his presence by three or more 
credible witnesses. A will not executed under seal shall be 
as effectual as though sealed by the testator. 

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

[Approved March 30, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 94. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND 

OPERATORS' LICENSES FOR THE INTERSTATE BRIDGE 

AUTHORITY. 

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

1. Motor Vehicle Registration Exemptions. Amend sec- 
tion 10 of chapter 118 of the Revised Laws by inserting after 
the word "corps" in the seventh line the words, or to the 
Maine-New Hampshire Interstate Bridge Authority, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 10. OflBcials. 



136 Chapters 95, 96 [1943 

The commissioner may furnish, without charge, copies of 
certificates of registration and of hcenses to operate, and 
copies of other documents relating thereto, to officers of the 
state, or of any court thereof, or of any city or town therein; 
and may issue certificates of registration for motor vehicles 
and licenses to operate the same to the President of the 
United States and members of his executive staff, and to any 
ambassador or member of the foreign diplomatic corps, or 
to the Maine-New Hampshire Interstate Bridge Authority, 
without payment of the fees therefor. 

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

[Approved March 30, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 95. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO AMOUNT OF WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION 
FOR LOSS OF CERTAIN PROPERTY. 

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

1. Workmen's Compensation. Amend chapter 216 of the 
Revised Laws by inserting after section 23 the following new 
section: 23-a. Loss of Property. Whenever an employee, 
by accident arising out of and in the course of the employ- 
ment, has suffered the loss of glasses, false teeth or an artifi- 
cial member said employee shall be paid an amount equal to 
the value of the property so lost. Any amount paid under 
the provisions of this section shall in no way affect compensa- 
tion for personal injury otherwise provided for in this chap- 
ter. 

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

[Approved March 30, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 96. 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE GUARDIANS AND CONSERVATORS OF 

INCOMPETENT VETERANS AND OTHER BENEFICIARIES OF THE 

UNITED STATES VETERANS ADMINISTRATION. 

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

1. Incompetent Veterans. Amend chapter 344 of the Re- 
vised Laws by inserting after section 6 the following new 



1943] Chapter 96 137 

section: 6-a. Bonds for Guardians. If the estate of the 
ward consists of funds received from the United States vet- 
erans administration, or earnings thereon, in excess of one 
thousand dollars, the guardian shall give bond to the judge 
of probate in a reasonable sum, with corporate sureties, upon 
condition, among other things, to return an inventory, to 
render, upon oath, a true and just account of -his guardian- 
ship, when thereto required, and to faithfully discharge his 
trust. 

2. Guardians. Amend chapter 344 of the Revised Laws 
by adding after section 7 the following new section: 7-a. 
Notice to Veterans Administration. In addition to the notice 
required on the filing of accounts with the court, as provided 
in section 7, notice shall be given to the said United States 
veterans administration on petitions for the appointment of 
guardians, petitions for support, petitions for leave to expend 
funds, petitions for license to purchase or sell real estate, and 
petitions for the removal of guardianship appointments, in 
any case in which the ward is entitled to any benefits payable 
by or through the said United States veterans administration. 

3. Income for Spouse and Children. Amend section 9 of 
chapter 344 of the Revised Laws by inserting after the word 
"ward" in the third line the following words, except spouse, 
minor child or children, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: 9. Income; Application. A guardian shall 
not apply any portion of the estate of his ward for the support 
and maintenance of any person other than his ward, except 
spouse, minor child or children, except upon order of the court 
after a hearing, notice of which has been given the proper 
office of the bureau in the manner provided in section 7. 

4. Petitions. Amend chapter 344 of the Revised Laws by 
adding after section 9 the following new section: 9-a. Set- 
tlement of Accounts. A guardian may be required to settle 
his account at any time, on a petition filed by the United 
States veterans administration. 

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

[Approved March 30, 1943.] 



138 Chapter 97 [1943 

CHAPTER 97. 

AN ACT RELATING TO ACKNOWLEDGMENTS OF WRITTEN 

INSTRUMENTS AND TO MAKE UNIFORM THE LAW 

WITH RELATION THERETO. 

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

1. Uniform Acknowledgment Law. Amend the Revised 
Laws by adding after chapter 382 the following new chapter: 

Chapter 382-A 

Uniform Acknowledgment Law 

1. Acknowledgment of Instruments. Any instrument may 
be acknowledged in the manner and form as otherwise pro- 
vided by the laws of this state, or as provided by this chapter. 

2. Acknowledgment Within the State. The acknowledg- 
ment of any instrument may be made in this state before: 

(a) A judge of the supreme court, superior court, pro- 
bate court or municipal court; 

(b) A clerk or deputy clerk of a court having a seal; 

(c) A commissioner or register of deeds; 

(d) A notary public; or 

(e) A justice of the peace. 

3. Within the United States. The acknowledgment of any 
instrument may be made without the state but within the 
United States or a territory or insular possession of the 
United States or the District of Columbia or the Philippine 
Islands and within the jurisdiction of the officer, before: 

(a) A clerk or deputy clerk of any federal court; 

(b) A clerk or deputy clerk of any court of record of 
any state or other jurisdiction; 

(c) A notary public; 

(d) A commissioner or register of deeds. 

4. Without the United States. The acknowledgment of 
any instrument may be made without the United States 
before : 

(a) An ambassador, minister, charge d'affaires, coun- 
selor to or secretary of a legation, consul general, consul, 
vice-consul, commercial attache, or consular agent of the 
United States accredited to the country where the acknowl- 
edgment is made; 

(b) A notary public of the country where the acknowl- 
edgment is made; 



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(c) A judge or clerk of a court of record of the country 
where the acknowledgment is made. 

5. Requisites of Acknowledgment. The officer taking the 
acknowledgment shall know or have satisfactory evidence 
that the person making the acknowledgment is the person 
described in and who executed the instrument. 

6. Married Woman. An acknowledgment of a married 
woman may be made in the same form as though she were 
unmarried. 

7. Forms of Certificates. An officer taking the acknowl- 
edgment shall endorse thereon or attach thereto a certificate 
substantially in one of the following forms: 

I. By individuals : 

State of 

County of 

On this the day of , 19 .... , 

before me, , the undersigned officer, 

personally appeared , known to me 

(or satisfactorily proven) to be the person whose name 
subscribed to the within instrument and acknowl- 
edged that he executed the same for the pur- 
poses therein contained. 

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and official seal. 



Title of Officer. 
II. By a corporation : 

State of 

County of 

On this the day of , 19 , 

before me, , the undersigned officer, 

personally appeared , who acknowledged 

himself to be the of , a cor- 
poration, and that he, as such , being author- 
ized so to do, executed the foregoing instrument for the 
purposes therein contained, by signing the name of the cor- 
poration by himself as 

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and official seal. 



Title of Officer 



140 Chapter 97 [1943 

III. By an attorney in fact: 

State of 

County of 

On this the day of ,19 , 

before me, » the undersigned officer, 

personally appeared , known to me 

(or satisfactorily proven) to be the person whose name is 

subscribed as attorney in fact for , 

and acknowledged that he executed the same as the act of his 
principal for the purposes therein contained. 

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and official seal. 



Title of Officer. 
IV. By any public officer or deputy thereof, or by any 
trustee, administrator, guardian, or executor: 

State of 

County of 

On this the day of , 19 , 

before me, , the undersigned officer, 

personally appeared of the state 

(county, city, or town as the case may be) of , 

known to me (or satisfactorily proven) to be the person de- 
scribed in the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that 
he executed the same in the capacity therein stated and for 
the purposes tnerein contained. 

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and official seal. 



Title of Officer. 

8. Execution of Certificate. The certificate of the ac- 
knowledging officer shall be completed by his signature, his 
official seal if he has one, the title of his office, and if he is 
a notary public, the date his commission expires. 

9. Authentication. 

I. If the acknowledgment is taken within this state or 
is made without the United States by an officer of the United 
States no authentication shall be necessary. 

II. If the acknowledgment is taken without this state, 
but in the United States, a territory or insular possession of 
the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Philippine 
Islands, the certificate shall be authenticated by a certificate 
as to the official character of such officer, executed, if the 



1943] Chapter 97 141 

acknowledgment is taken by a clerk or deputy clerk of a court, 
by the presiding judge of the court or, if the acknowledgment 
is taken by a notary public, by a clerk of a court of record of 
the county, parish or district in which the acknowledgment 
is taken. 

III. If the acknowledgment is made without the United 
States and by a notary public or a judge or clerk of a court 
of record of the country where the acknowledgment is made, 
the certificate shall be authenticated by a certificate under the 
great seal of state of the country, affixed by the custodian of 
such seal, or by a certificate of a diplomatic, consular or 
commercial officer of the United States accredited to that 
country, certifying as to the official character of such officer. 

10. Under Laws of Other States. Notwithstanding any 
provision of this chapter contained the acknowledgment of 
any instrument without this state in compliance with the 
manner and form prescribed by the laws of the place of its 
execution, if in a state, a territory or insular possession of 
the United States, or in the District of Columbia, or in the 
Philippine Islands, verified by the official seal of the officer 
before whom it is acknowledged, and authenticated in the 
manner provided by section 9, paragraph II hereof, shall 
have the same effect as an acknowledgment in the manner 
and form prescribed by the laws of this state for instruments 
executed within the state. 

11. Persons Serving in or With the Armed Forces of the 
United States. In addition to the acknowledgment of instru- 
ments in the manner and form and as otherwise authorized 
by this chapter, any person serving in or with the armed 
forces of the United States may acknowledge the same wher- 
ever located before any commissioned officer in active service 
of the armed forces of the United States with the rank of 
second lieutenant or higher in the army or marine corps, or 
ensign or higher in the navy or United States coast guard. 
The instrument shall not be rendered invalid by the failure 
to state therein the place of execution or acknowledgment. 
No authentication of the officer's certificate of acknowledg- 
ment shall be required but the officer taking the acknowledg- 
ment shall indorse thereon or attach thereto a certificate sub- 
stantially in the following form: 

On this the day of 19 .... , 

before me, , the undei-signed officer, 

personally appeared , known to me 



142 Chapter 98 [1943 

(or satisfactorily proven) to be serving in or with the armed 
forces of the United States and to be the person whose name 
is subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged 

that he executed the same for the purposes 

therein contained. And the undersigned does further certify 
that he is at the date of this certificate a commissioned officer 
of the rank stated below and is in the active service of the 
armed forces of the United States. 



Signature of Officer 



Rank of Officer and Command 
to ivhich attached 



12. Acknowledgments not Affected by this Act. No 

acknowledgment heretofore taken shall be affected by any- 
thing contained herein. 

13. Uniformity of Interpretation. This chapter shall be 
so interpreted as to make uniform the laws of those states 
which enact it. 

14. Short Title. This chapter may be cited as the Uniform 
Acknowledgment Act. 

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

[Approved March 30, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 98. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF VOTING MACHINES 
AT ELECTIONS. 

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

1. Elections. Any town, or mayor and aldermen of any 
city, may vote to install in said town or city voting machines 
for the elections held in said town or city. Any town, or the 
mayor and aldermen of any city, so voting shall notify the 
secretary of state of the action taken in regard to voting 
machines and after said action no elections shall be held in 
said town or city other than by voting machines as hereinafter 
set forth. 

2. Ballot-Law Commission. The ballot-law commission 
shall act as a board of voting machine examiners. Said board 



1943] Chapter 98 143 

shall, whenever requested, examine any voting machine or type 
thereof which may be capable of meeting the requirements 
of a voting machine for elections to be held in this state. Said 
board shall approve such voting machine, in its discretion, and 
after a certain type of machine has been so approved said 
machine shall be used for all elections in towns or cities which 
have adopted, in the manner provided in section 1, for the use 
of said machines. 

3. Rules and Regulations. Said board shall make such 
rules and regulations as may be necessary in order that voting 
machines may be used in this state in such a manner that the 
election laws may be complied with in so far as possible. 
Said board shall have power and authority, in so making 
regulations, to declare certain laws relative to distribution of 
ballots, marking ballots, and other requirements inconsistent 
with the use of voting machines, ineffective in the towns and 
cities adopting this method of voting. The presiding officer 
at each polling place shall enforce the rules and regulations 
of the ballot-law commission promulgated under the authority 
of this section. 

4. Voting Machines Purchased. Any town or city author- 
izing the use of a voting machine for elections shall purchase 
such machines as have been approved by the ballot-law com- 
mission, and no others, and the expense so incurred shall be 
paid by the town or city. When such a voting machine is so 
purchased by a town or city the person or persons from whom 
such machine is purchased shall give to the secretary of state 
a suitable bond with sufficient sureties conditioned to keep 
each machine in good working order for two years at their 
own expense. 

5. Penalty. Whoever shall tamper with or injure or 
attempt to injure any voting machine to be used or being used 
in an election, or whoever shall prevent or attempt to prevent 
the correct operation of such machine, or any unauthorized 
person who shall make or have in his possession a key to a 
voting machine to be used or being used in an election shall be 
fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five 
hundred dollars or imprisoned for not less than one nor more 
than five years, or both such fine and imprisonment. 

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

[Approved March 30, 1943.] 



144 Chapters 99, 100 [1943 

CHAPTER 99. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO TOWN APPROPRIATIONS FOR CIVILIAN 

DEFENSE. 

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

1. Town Appropriations. During the time this act is in 
effect any town may at any legal meeting grant and vote such 
sums of money as it shall judge necessary to provide means 
for various activities connected with civilian defense. 

2. Takes Effect; Termination. This act shall take effect 
upon its passage and shall be effective only until the termina- 
tion of the present war. 

[Approved March 30, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 100. 

AN ACT RELATING TO SMALL MUNICIPAL WATER WORKS. 

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

1. Small Municipal Water Works. Amend section 1, Chap- 
ter 56 of the Revised Laws by adding at the end thereof the 
following: The provisions of this section shall not apply to a 
town or village district owning, operating or managing any 
water works system which has an annual gross income of 
thirty-five hundred dollars or less, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 1. Reports, Accounts, 
Recordis, etc. Any municipality owning, operating, or man- 
aging any plant or equipment, or any part of the same, for the 
manufacture or furnishing of light, heat, power, or water for 
the public, or engaged in the generation, transmission, or sale 
of electricity or gas ultimately sold to the pubhc, shall be 
subject to the provisions of sections 7 to 18, inclusive, of 
chapter 289. The provisions of this section shall not apply 
to a town or village district owning, operating or managing 
any water works system which has an annual gross income of 
thirty-five hundred dollars or less. 

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

[Approved April 1, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 101, 102 145 

CHAPTER 101. 

AN ACT FREEING THE CORNISH BRIDGE FROM TOLLS. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genei^al Court convened: 

1. Cessation of Tolls. The collection of tolls for the use of 

Cornish toll bridge and approaches thereto, as provided by 
chapter 94 of the Laws of 1935, shall cease upon the passage 
of this act. Any balance remaining in the separate account 
from the toll collection, after payment of any outstanding ex- 
penses for operating or maintenance of said bridge, shall be 
turned into the highway fund of the state. 

2. Maintenance. On and after the passage of this act the 
Cornish bridge, heretofore known as the Cornish toll bridge, 
shall be maintained by the state and the expense thereof shall 
be a charge upon the highway fund. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect June 1, 1943. 
[Approved April 1, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 102. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO PAYMENT OF BURIAL EXPENSES OF 
INDIGENT VETERANS. 

Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Representatives in 
Gene7'al Court convened: 

1, Soldiers' Aid. Amend section 16 of chapter 124 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 16. Burial Expenses. When- 
ever any honorably discharged soldier of the United States 
army or sailor or member of the coast guard or other person 
serving in the navy or marine corps in any war in which the 
United States was engaged dies, and the commander and 
adjutant of the Grand Army post of which he was a member, 
or the like officers of any other war veterans' organization to 
which he belonged, or a majority of the board of selectmen of 
the town or the mayor of the city in which such veteran died, 
if he was not a member of any such organization, shall certify 
under oath to the department of public welfare that such 
veteran did not leave sufficient estate to pay the expenses of 
his funeral, the governor shall draw a warrant in favor of the 
commander of such Grand Army post or other commanding 



146 Chapter 103 [1943 

officer, selectmen or mayor, for a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred dollars to defray such burial expenses. Within three 
months from the time of burial of said veteran an account, 
verified by vouchers, of the sums so spent for said burial ex- 
penses shall be sent to the department of public welfare by 
said commander, commanding officer, selectmen, or mayor. 
Whoever neglects or refuses to furnish said account shall be 
fined ten dollars. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 
1943. 

[Approved April 1, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 103. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF COPIES OF THE 

REVISED LAWS. 

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

1. Distribution of Revised Laws. The secretary of state is 
hereby authorized to distribute copies of the Revised Laws 
free of charge in the following manner: One copy of the 
official bound sets of said laws to each of the following officei's 
and bodies: The governor, each member of the council, each 
department and institution of the state, each justice and clerk 
of the supreme and superior courts, each judge and register of 
probate, each register of deeds, the clerk of the supreme court 
of the United States, each judge of the circuit court of the 
United States for this district, each judge of the district court 
of the United States for this district, and the clerk of each of 
the last named courts for the use of their respective offices; 
each board of county commissioners and each solicitor for use 
of their respective offices; the United States department of 
justice; the library of congress; the New Hampshire Historical 
Society ; the state reporter ; the United States district attorney 
for this district and the United States marshal for this dis- 
trict; a sufficient number of copies to the state library for its 
use and for distribution to each state or territorial library of 
the United States on an exchange basis, any state or territory 
making a charge to this state for copies of its laws shall in a 
like manner be required to pay to the secretary of state the 
regular price for copies of the Revised Laws ; and twenty-four 



1943] Chapter 104 147 

copies to the commission appointed to revise the Public Laws 
under the provisions of chapter 214, Laws of 1939, for the 
use of its members and their assistants. 

2. Special Binding. The secretary of state is hereby 
authorized to cause to be bound with material less expensive 
than the binding of the official copies referred to in section 1, 
in such form and type as the governor and council shall 
authorize, a sufficient number of copies of said Revised Laws 
without separate index as shall be required for the purpose of 
distribution in the following manner: One copy of said 
specially bound sets of said laws to each of the following 
officers and bodies; each justice of a duly constituted muni- 
cipal court ; each town clerk for the use of the town ; each free 
public library established under the laws of the state, pro- 
vided the trustees or other officer of the same shall make 
application in writing for the same to the secretary of state 
on or before July 1st, 1943, and each member of the general 
court of 1943, provided said member makes application in 
writing to the secretary of state on or before July 1st, 1943. 

3. Distribution of Remaining Volumes. After July 1, 1943, 
remaining copies of the Revised Laws in the special binding 
above referred to may be sold by the secretary of state at such 
price as the governor and council may determine. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 7, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 104. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY 
FROM DAMAGE BY FIRE. 

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

1. Fire Hazards. Amend section 13 of chapter 175 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out the same and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 13. Regulations. The firewards or 
engineers may establish such regulations respecting the 
kindling, guarding, safe-keeping, prevention and extinguish- 
ment of fires, and for the removal of combustibles from any 
building or place, as they shall think expedient, which shall 
be signed by the major part of them recorded by the town 
clerk and posted in two or more public places in the town 



148 Chapter 104 [1943 

thirty days before they shall take effect. Penalties not ex- 
ceeding twenty dollars for each offense may be prescribed for 
the breach of such regulations. Said firewards or engineers 
shall confer with recognized authorities in the promulgation 
of such regulations. Where regulations have not been pro- 
mulgated pertaining to electric wiring and equipment, all 
electric installations and safeguards shall be installed in a 
standard modern and approved manner. Compliance with the 
standards of the National Electrical Code shall be prima facie 
evidence of such approved manner. 

2. Power of Selectmen. Amend chapter 175 of the Re- 
vised Laws by inserting after section 17 the following new 
section: 17-a. Fire Regulations. In any town which does 
not have firewards or engineers the selectmen shall have the 
authority to establish regulations relative to fire hazards, as 
is provided in section 13. Said regulations shall be recorded 
and posted as therein provided. 

3. Dangerous Buildings. Amend section 18 of chapter 175 
of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 18. Notice to Repair. If 
any building is deemed by the firewards or engineers to be 
dangerous to the property of others, by reason of decay, want 
of repair or otherwise, they may give written notice to the 
owner, the same to be served personally or by registered mail, 
to repair or alter the same, which shall contain a particular 
account of the repairs or alterations required to be made. If 
the owner does not reside in the town like notice may be 
served on the occupant, if any. 

4. Time for Notice. Amend section 19 of said chapter 175 
by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 19. Neglect; Penalty. If the repairs or alter- 
ations are not made within five days after notice as provided 
in section 18, unless upon application to the firewards or en- 
gineers an extension has been granted for reasonable cause, 
the owner or occupant so notified shall be liable to a fine not 
to exceed fifty dollars for each day's neglect, and shall be 
liable to the owner of any building or property consumed by 
fire, communicated from such dangerous building, for the 
damages suffered by him. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1943.] 



1943] Chapter 105 149 

CHAPTER 105. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO UNAUTHORIZED INSURANCE. 

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

1. Insurance Companies. Amend chapter 323 of the Re- 
vised Laws by adding at the end thereof the following new 
subdivision : 

Unauthorized Insurance 

55. Revocation of Authority. Whenever the insurance 
commissioner of the state shall determine after a hearing, ten 
days' notice of which shall be given stating the time, place 
and purpose of such hearing, that any insurer organized under 
the laws of this state, whether on the stock, mutual, reciprocal, 
fraternal or other plan, or that any of the representatives of 
such insurer wilfully shall have transacted or attempted to 
transact or solicited business in any manner or accepted risks 
in any jurisdiction in which such insurer is not licensed in 
accordance with the laws of such jurisdiction, and which 
jurisdiction has adopted an act similar hereto, it shall be his 
duty to revoke the certificate of authority of any such offend- 
ing insurer; provided, however, that the foregoing provisions 
shall not apply to a domestic insurer when the major portion 
of such risks originated in a jurisdiction wherein such insurer 
was licensed to transact such class or classes of business and 
when such origin was by other means than by circularization 
or by advertising locally in any such jurisdiction wherein such 
insurer is not licensed. 

56. Definitions. The term "transacting business," as 
used in this subdivision, shall be defined to include in addi- 
tion to its usual interpretation, advertising locally in any 
foreign jurisdiction in which an insurer is not licensed or 
circularizing in any such jurisdiction without regard for the 
source of such circularization whenever such advertising 
locally or such circularization is for the purpose of solicitation 
of insurance business. The word "jurisdiction" as used in this 
subdivision shall be defined to include any state of the United 
States, the District of Columbia or any province of tlie 
Dominion of Canada. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1943.] 



150 Chapter 106 [1943 

CHAPTER 106. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO LICENSES FOR SALE OP SECURITIES. 

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

1. Change from Calendar to Fiscal Year. Amend section 
23 of chapter 336 of the Revised Laws by striking out said 
section and inserting in place thereof the following: 23. 
Expiration. All registrations of dealers or agents shall ex- 
pire annually on the last day of the month of February. 

2. Registration of Dealers. Amend section 16 of said 
chapter 336 by striking out the words "for the current 
calendar year" in the fifth line, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 16. Certificate. Upon 
registration of any dealer, a certificate shall be issued stating 
the name, principal place of business, and address of the 
dealer, the names, residences, and business addresses of all 
persons interested in the business as principals, officers, 
directors, or managing agents, and the fact that the dealer 
has been registered as a dealer in securities. The certificate 
shall in other respects be in such form as the commissioner 
may determine, but shall state in bold type that the commis- 
sioner does not recommend, and assumes no responsibility for, 
securities offered by the dealer. Certified copies of this 
certificate shall be furnished to the dealer at one dollar each. 

3. Applications. Amend section 17 of said chapter 336 by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 17. Changes. Changes in the certificate neces- 
sitated by changes in the personnel of a partnership, or in the 
principals, officers, directors, or managing agents of any 
dealer, may be made at any time upon written application to 
the commissioner, accompanied by a statement of the facts 
necessitating the change, upon the payment of one dollar. 
Application shall be made to the commissioner by the dealer 
requesting such change within five days after such a change 
is made. Upon the issue of the amended certificate the 
original certificate and the certified copies thereof outstanding 
shall be promptly surrendered to the commissioner for 
cancellation. 

4. Agents. Amend section 21 of said chapter 336 by 
striking out the words "for the current calendar year" in the 



1943] Chapter 107 151 

fourth line, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 21. Certificate. The commissioner shall issue to 
each person so registered a registration certificate stating his 
name, residence, and address, the name, principal place of 
business, and the address of the dealer, and the fact that he is 
registered as agent or salesman of the dealer. The certificate 
shall in other respects be in such form as the commissioner 
shall determine, but shall state in bold type that the commis- 
sioner does not recommend or assume any responsibility for 
securities offered by the dealer or the dealer's agents or sales- 
men. 

5. Renewals. Amend section 24 of said chapter 336 by 
striking out the word "shall" in the second line and inserting 
in place thereof the word, may, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 24. New Registrations. 
New registrations of dealers for the succeeding year may be 
issued as of course without the filing of further statements 
or furnishing any further information, unless specifically 
requested by the commissioner, upon written application of 
the dealer and payment of twenty-five dollars for each 
registration. 

6. Present Licenses. All licenses and registrations issued 
prior to the passage of this act for the calendar year 1943 
shall, unless revoked for cause, continue and be effective until 
the last day of February, 1944. 

7. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon the 
passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 107. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR THE VALUATION 

OF LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES AND ANNUITY AND PURE 

ENDOWMENT CONTRACTS. 

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

1. Standard Valuation Law. Amend the Revised Laws by 
inserting after chapter 327-A, as inserted by chapter 89 of 
the Laws of 1943, the following new chapter: 



152 Chapter 107 [1943 

Chapter 327-B 
Standard Valuation Law 

1. Short Title. This chapter shall be known as the Stand- 
ard Valuation Law. 

2. Valuation of Reserves for Life Insurance Policies and 
Annuity and Pure Endowment Contracts. The insurance 
commissioner shall annually value, or cause to be valued, the 
reserve liabilities (hereinafter called reserves) for all out- 
standing life insurance policies and annuity and pure endow- 
ment contracts of every life insurance company doing busi- 
ness in this state, and may certify the amount of any such 
reserves, specifying the mortality table or tables, rate or rates 
of interest and methods (net level premium method or other) 
used in the calculation of such reserves. In calculating such 
reserves, he may use group methods and approximate 
averages for fractions of a year or otherwise. In lieu of the 
valuation of the reserves herein required of any foreign or 
alien company, he may accept any valuation made, or caused 
to be made, by the insurance supervisory official of any state 
or other jurisdiction when such valuation complies with the 
minimum standard herein provided and if the official of sucli 
state or jurisdiction accepts as sufficient and valid for all 
legal purposes the certificate of valuation of the commissioner 
when such certificate states the valuation to have been made 
in a specified manner according to which the aggregate re- 
serves would be at least as large as if they had been 
computed in the manner prescribed by the law of that state or 
jurisdiction. 

3. Minimum Standards for Valuation of Policies and Con- 
tracts. The minimum standard for the valuation of all such 
policies and contracts issued prior to the effective date of this 
chapter shall be that provided by the laws in effect immedi- 
ately prior to such date. The minimum standard for the 
valuation of all such policies and contracts issued on or after 
the effective date of this chapter shall be the commissioners 
reserve valuation method defined in section 4, three and one- 
half per cent interest, and the following tables: 

(a) For all ordinary policies of life insurance issued on 
the standard basis, excluding any disability and accidental 
death benefits in such policies, the Commissioners 1941 
Standard Ordinary Mortality Table. 



1943] Chapter 107 153 

(b) For all industrial life insurance policies issued on 
the standard basis, excluding any disability and accidental 
death benefits in such policies, the 1941 Standard Industrial 
Mortality Table. 

(c) For annuity and pure endowment contracts, ex- 
cluding- any disability and accidental death benefits in such 
policies, the 1937 Standard Annuity Mortality Table. 

(d) For total and permanent disability benefits in or 
supplementary to ordinary policies or contracts, Class (3) 
Disability Table (1926) which, for active lives, shall be com- 
bined with a mortality table permitted for calculating the re- 
serves for life insurance policies. 

(e) For accidental death benefits in or supplementary 
to policies, the Inter-Company Double Indemnity Mortality 
Table combined with a mortality table permitted for calculat- 
ing the reserves for life insurance policies. 

(f ) For group life insurance, life insurance issued on the 
substandard basis and other special benefits, such tables as 
may be approved by the commissioner. 

4. Commissioners Reserve Valuation Method. Reserves 
according to the commissioners reserve valuation method, for 
the life insurance and endowment benefits of policies provid- 
ing for a uniform amount of insurance and requiring the pay- 
ment of uniform premiums shall be the excess, if any, of the 
present value, at the date of valuation, of such future 
guaranteed benefits provided for by such policies, over the 
then present value of any future modified net premiums there- 
for. The modified net premiums for any such policy shall be 
such uniform percentage of the respective contract premiums 
for such benefits that the present value, at the date of issue 
of the policy, of all such modified net premiums shall be equal 
to the sum of the then present value of such benefits provided 
for by the policy and the excess of (a) over (b) , as follows : 

(a) A net level annual premium equal to the present 
value, at the date of issue, of such benefits provided for after 
the first policy year, divided by the present value, at the date 
of issue, of an annuity of one [per cent] per annum payable on 
the first and each subsequent anniversary of such policy on 
which a premium falls due; provided, however, that such net 
level annual premium shall not exceed the net level annual 
premium on the nineteen year premium whole life plan for 



154 Chapter 107 [1943 

insurance of the same amount at an age one year higher than 
the age at issue of such pohcy. 

(b) A net one year term premium for such benefits pro- 
vided for in the first pohcy year. 

Eeserves according to the commissioners reserve valua- 
tion method for (1) hfe insurance pohcies providing for a 
varying amount of insurance or requiring the payment of 
varying premiums, (2) annuity and pure endowment con- 
tracts, (3) disabihty and accidental death benefits in all 
policies and contracts, and (4) all other benefits, except life 
insurance and endowment benefits in life insurance policies, 
shall be calculated by a method consistent with the principles 
of the preceding paragraph. 

5. Minimum Reserves Required. In no event shall a com- 
pany's aggregate reserves for all life insurance policies, ex- 
cluding disability and accidental death benefits, issued on or 
after the effective date of this chapter, be less than the aggre- 
gate reserves calculated in accordance with the method set 
forth in section 4 and the mortality table or tables and rate or 
rates of interest used in calculating non-forfeiture benefits for 
such policies. 

6. Other Reserve Standards Permitted, When. Reserves 
for all policies and contracts issued prior to the effective date 
of this chapter may be calculated, at the option of the com- 
pany, according to any standards which produce greater 
aggregate reserves for all such policies and contracts than the 
minimum reserves required by the laws in effect immediately 
prior to such date. 

Reserves for any category of policies, contracts or bene- 
fits as established by the commissioner, issued on or after the 
effective date of this chapter, may be calculated, at the option 
of the company, according to any standards which produce 
greater aggregate reserves for such category than those cal- 
culated according to the minimum standard herein provided, 
but the rate or rates of interest used shall not be higher than 
the corresponding rate or rates of interest used in calculating 
any non-forfeiture benefits provided for therein. Provided, 
however, that reserves for participating life insurance policies 
issued on or after the effective date of this chapter may, with 
the consent of the insurance commissioner, be calculated ac- 
cording to a rate of interest lower than the rate of interest 



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used in calculating the non-forfeiture benefits in such policies, 
with the further proviso that if such lower rate diflTers from 
the rate used in the calculation of the non-forfeiture benefits 
by more than one-half per cent the company issuing such 
policies shall file with the commissioner a plan providing for 
such equitable increases, if any, in the cash surrender values 
and non-forfeiture benefits in such policies as the commis- 
sioner shall approve. 

Any such company which at any time shall have adopted 
any standard of valuation producing greater aggregate re- 
serves than those calculated according to the minimum stand- 
ard herein provided may, with the approval of the commis- 
sioner, adopt any lower standard of valuation, but not lower 
than the minimum herein provided. 

7. Deficiency Reserves Required in Certain Cases. If the 
gross premium charged by any life insurance company on any 
policy or contract issued on or after the effective date of the 
chapter is less than the net premium for the policy or con- 
tract, according to the mortality table, rate of interest and 
method used in calculating the reserve thereon, there shall 
be maintained on such policy or contract a deficiency reserve 
in addition to all other reserves required by law. For each 
such policy or contract the deficiency reserve shall be the 
present value, according to such standard, of an annuity of 
the diff"erence between such net premium and the premium 
charged for such policy or contract, running for the remainder 
of the premium-paying period. 

8. Commissioner Defined. The word "commissioner" as 
used in this chapter shall mean the insurance commissioner. 

9. Operative Date. The provisions of this chapter shall 
be operative and effective on the operative date or dates of 
the Standard Non-forfeiture Law, as provided in section 8 of 
chapter 327-A of the Revised Laws. 

2. Repeal; Takes Effect. All acts or parts of acts incon- 
sistent with the provisions hereof are hereby repealed and 
this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1943.] 



156 Chapters 108, 109 [1943 

CHAPTER 108. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE WIDTH OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 

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

1. Motor Vehicles. Amend section 38 of chapter 119 of 
the Revised Laws by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing words: Provided further that a vehicle may be operated 
on the highways of this state transporting a load of loose hay 
or loose fodder when the width including such load is greater 
than ninety-six inches so long as the width of said vehicle 
without said load does not exceed said ninety-six inches, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: 38. 
Width and Length. No vehicle whose width including load is 
greater than ninety-six inches, or whose length including load 
is greater than thirty-three feet, and no combination of 
wheels coupled together whose total length, including load, is 
greater than forty-five feet, shall be operated on the high- 
ways of this state. Provided, however, that the provisions 
of this section relative to length shall not apply to vehicles 
transporting poles, logs, timbers or metal, when actually so 
employed, and that in determining width there shall be ex- 
cluded six inches of any increase in width due to changing to 
low pressure tire equipment from other tire equipment. Pro- 
vided further that a vehicle may be operated on the highways 
of this state transporting a load of loose hay or loose fodder 
when the width including such load is greater than ninety-six 
inches so long as the width of said vehicle without said load 
does not exceed said ninety-six inches. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 109. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE INCORPORATION AND POWERS OF 
INSURANCE COMPANIES. 

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

1. Purposes. Amend paragraph II of section 1 of chapter 
322 of the Revised Laws, by inserting after the word "trans- 



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portation," the words, and all personal property floater 
risks, so that said paragraph, as amended, shall read as 
follows: 11. On vessels, aircraft, cars or other vehicles, 
freight, goods, money, effects, and money loaned on bottomry 
and respondentia, against loss or damage from the perils of 
the sea and other perils usually insured against by marine in- 
surance, or from the risk of inland navigation and transporta- 
tion; and all personal property floater risks; and on motor 
vehicles and aircraft, excluding the liability of the insured 
for the death, injury, or disability of another person arising 
out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of motor vehicles, 
and aircraft, their fittings and contents and use and 
occupancy, against loss or damage from accident, collision, 
theft, 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 7, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 110. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO CO- 
OPERATE WITH THE PUBLIC ROADS ADMINISTRATION OF THE 
UNITED STATES IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAIN- 
TENANCE OF FLIGHT STRIPS AND OF CERTAIN 
CLASSES OF HIGHWAYS, IN ORDER TO 
FACILITATE THE WAR EFFORT. 

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

1. Highway Department. In order to facilitate the war 
effort, the highway department, upon request of the commis- 
sioner of public roads of the United States, is hereby author- 
ized to cooperate with the public roads administration in the 
making of surveys, plans, specifications and estimates for, 
and in the construction and maintenance of, flight strips and 
of roads and bridges necessary to provide access to military 
and naval reservations, to defense industries and defense- 
industry sites, and to sources of raw materials, and for re- 
placing existing highways and highway connections shut off 
from general public use at military and naval reservations and 
defense-industry sites, and, notwithstanding any other pro- 



158 Chapter 111 [1943 

vision of law, may enter into contracts in any manner 
approved by the commissioner of public roads for the con- 
struction of any such flight strips or roads, or may perform 
such construction and maintenance work by force account, 
whether such construction and maintenance work is paid for 
in whole by federal funds or in part by federal funds and in 
part by funds provided by the state or any of its sub- 
divisions. 

2. Takes Effect. The fact that the United States is at 
war and performance of the work herein authorized is 
urgently needed to facilitate the war effort is hereby declared 
to create an emergency, and this act shall take effect immedi- 
ately and shall remain in effect during the continuance of the 
emergency declared by the President May 27, 1941, and for a 
period of six months thereafter. 

[Approved April 7, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 111. 



AN ACT TO REMOVE THE RESTRICTIONS ON LOANS BY TRUST 

COMPANIES WHERE SECURED BY UNDERTAKINGS OF THE 

UNITED STATES. 

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

1. Limitations on Loans, Exception. Amend section 37 of 
chapter 313 of the Revised Laws by substituting a semi-colon 
for the period at the end of the first sentence of said section 
and adding to said sentence the following: and provided 
further that the limitations and restrictions of this section 
shall not apply to liabilities for money borrowed to the extent 
that they shall be secured, covered, underwritten or protected 
as to principal and interest by guaranties, or by commitments 
or agreements to take over or purchase the same, made by or 
on behalf of any Federal Reserve Bank, or the United States, 
or any department, bureau, board, commission or establish- 
ment of the United States including any corporation wholly 
owned directly or indirectly by the United States, for the 
performance of which guaranties, commitments or agree- 
ments the faith of the United States is pledged, so that said 
section as amended shall read: 37. Limitations. The total 



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liabilities of a person, firm, or corporation, including- in the 
liabilities of a firm the liabilities of its several members, for 
money borrowed of the commercial department of a trust 
company or other corporation of a similar character, whether 
organized under the provisions of this chapter or otherwise, 
shall at no time exceed ten per cent of its capital stock 
actually paid in and surplus, nor shall such corporation pur- 
chase or hold, by way of investment, the stocks and bonds of 
any corporation to an. amount in excess of said ten per cent; 
but the discount of bills of exchange drawn in good faith 
against actually existing values, and the discount of com- 
mercial or business paper actually owned by the person 
negotiating it, shall not be considered as money borrowed; 
provided, that this limitation shall not apply to securities de- 
scribed in paragraphs I to IV of section 6, chapter 310; and 
provided further that the limitations and restrictions of this 
section shall not apply to liabilities for money borrowed to the 
extent that they shall be secured, covered, underwritten or 
protected as to principal and interest by guaranties, or by 
commitments or agreements to take over or purchase the 
same, made by or on behalf of any Federal Reserve Bank, or 
the United States, or any department, bureau, board, commis- 
sion or establishment of the United States including any 
corporation wholly owned directly or indirectly by the United 
States, for the performance of which guaranties, commit- 
ments or agreements the faith of the United States is pledged. 
Surplus shall be construed as including only earnings that 
have actually been transferred to surplus ; earnings remaining 
in undivided profits shall not be considered a part of surplus. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 112. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF PAUPERS. 

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

1. Repeal. Section 27 of chapter 124 of the Revised Laws, 
and section 14 of chapter 125 of the Revised Laws, relative to 



160 Chapters 113, 114 [1943 

penalties for bringing into the state and leaving in any town 
or county certain poor and indigent persons, are hereby re- 
pealed. 

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

[Approved April 9, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 113. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION UNDER THE 
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LAW. 

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

1. Increase in Amount. Amend section 27 of chapter 216 
of the Revised Laws by striking out the word "eighteen" in 
the third line and inserting in place thereof the word, twenty- 
one, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
27. Limit of Compensation. In no event shall any compen- 
sation paid under this subdivision exceed the damage suffered, 
nor shall any weekly payment in any event exceed twenty- 
one dollars, or extend over more than three hundred weeks 
from the date of the accident. Such payment shall continue 
for such period of three hundred weeks, if total or partial dis- 
ability continues during such period. No such payment shall 
be due or payable for any time prior to the giving of the 
notice required by section 16. 

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

[Approved April 9, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 114. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO LOBSTERS. 

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

1. Lobsters. Amend section 47 of chapter 245 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out the words "one-sixteenth" in 
the second and third hnes and inserting in place thereof the 
words, one-eighth, so that said section as amended shall read 



1943] Chapter 115 161 

as follows: 47. Legal Length. No person shall buy, sell, 
give away or expose for sale, or possess for any purpose, any 
lobster less than three and one-eighth of an inch in length 
alive or dead, cooked or uncooked, measured from the rear of 
the eye socket along a line parallel to the center line of the 
body shell to the rear end of the body shell. The possession of 
mutilated lobster cooked or uncooked shall be prima facie 
evidence that it is not of legal length. Whoever ships, trans- 
ports, carries, buys, gives away, sells or exposes for sale 
lobster meat after the same shall have been taken from the 
shell without the tail meat being whole and intact, and of a 
length of less than four and one-quarter inches when laid out 
straight and measured from end to end, not including the 
small part that is on the body end of the tail meat, shall be 
liable to the penalty imposed for violation of this section. 

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

[Approved April 9, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 115. 



AN ACT RELATING TO POWERS OF TRUST COMPANIES AND 
SIMILAR CORPORATIONS. 

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

1. Trust Company. Amend chapter 313 of the Revised 
Laws by inserting after section 31 the following new section: 
31-a. Pledge of Assets. Such corporation may be author- 
ized, by vote of its board of directors, to pledge the assets of 
its commercial department to the United States when such 
action is necessary or desirable to secure deposits in said de- 
partment by the United States government in connection with 
war loan deposit accounts or other similar accounts. 

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

[Approved April 13, 1943.] 



162 Chapters 116, 117 [1943 

CHAPTER 116. 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COMMISSION OF MENTAL HEALTH. 

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

1. Change of Name of Commission. Amend section 34 of 
chapter 17 of the Revised Laws by striking out the word 
"lunacy" and inserting in place thereof the words, mental 
health, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
34. Commission. The board of trustees of the state hospital 
shall constitute a commission of mental health. 

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

[Approved April 13, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 117. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A FISCAL AGENT FOR THE COUNTY OF 
COOS AND PROVIDING FOR A REFERENDUM WITH RESPECT 

THERETO. 

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

1. Fiscal Agent. The superior court, acting as a body, is 
hereby authorized and directed to appoint a fiscal agent for 
the county of Coos. He shall serve during the pleasure of 
the court and shall have the powers and duties set forth in 
this act. 

2. Qualifications; Salary; Bond. The fiscal agent shall be 
a citizen of the state of New Hampshire. Before entering 
upon his duties he shall give such bond in the penal sum of 
ten thousand dollars as the superior court shall approve. He 
shall be paid such salary, not exceeding three thousand, five 
hundred dollars per annum, as the court shall prescribe and, 
in addition, shall be allowed his necessary traveling expenses 
while engaged in official business, provided, however, that he 
resides in Coos county during his term of office. His salary 
and expenses shall be paid by the county of Coos. 

3. Powers and Duties. The fiscal agent shall supervise 
and direct the incurring of obligations against and the ex- 
penditure of all funds which may be raised and appropriated 



1943] Chapter 117 163 

for the benefit of said county. No obligation of said county 
shall be incurred by an ofiicer thereof and no funds of said 
county shall be expended without the approval of said fiscal 
agent. He shall countersign all warrants or orders for the 
payment of any money drawn upon any funds held by the 
treasurer of Coos county, and said treasurer shall pay out no 
money unless upon warrant or order countersigned by such 
fiscal agent. The fiscal agent shall have all powers and duties 
of the county commissioners of Coos county and he, with the 
approval of the superior court (a) may borrow such sums as 
shall be deemed necessary to meet the demands upon the 
county treasury and give the note of the county therefor, 
provided, however, that if the sum borrowed under the pro- 
visions hereof, when added to the taxes of the same fiscal 
year that shall have been collected, shall be in excess of one 
hundred and ten per cent of the total appropriations made 
for such year by the county convention, the authorization of 
the county convention, in addition to the approval of the 
superior court, shall be required for such excess borrowings; 
(b) may borrow from time to time such sums as he shall 
deem necessary for the purpose of refunding existing notes 
and issue in place thereof serial notes payable within seven 
years from their respective dates of issue. All notes issued 
under the provisions of this act shall be signed by the fiscal 
agent and countersigned by the county treasurer. The clerk 
of the superior court for the county of Coos shall attest and 
record all such notes. 

4. Reports. The fiscal agent shall submit a quarterly re- 
port in writing to each member of the superior court, to t\w 
chairman of the county convention and to each member of the 
delegation covering all financial transactions including an 
itemized account of all personal expenses for the preceding 
quarter. 

5. County Commissioners. The fiscal agent shall use the 
services of the county commissioners so far as it shall be 
practicable and advisable in the carrying on of the affairs of 
tlie county. No moneys, however, shall be paid out except on 
the warrant or order of the fiscal agent. 

6. Inconsistent Laws. All powers and duties of county 
commissioners and county treasurers granted and imposed by 
any other acts or parts of acts which are inconsistent with 



164 Chapter 118 [1943 

the provisions of this act are made inoperative so far as they 
apply to the county commissioners and the county treasurer 
of the county of Coos. 

7. Takes Effect; Referendum. This act shall be effective 
from April 1, 1943 to April 1, 1945. The secretary of state 
is hereby directed to insert on the official ballots for the city 
and towns in Coos county at the election in November, 1944, 
the following question: "Do you approve of having the legis- 
lature extend the provisions of law relative to a fiscal agent 
for the county of Coos?" The secretary of state is further 
directed to insert said question in an appropriate place in the 
right hand column of said ballot in a location separate and 
apart from any other question appearing on said ballot. The 
clerks of said city and towns are hereby directed to forward 
to the secretary of state within two days after said election 
the result of the vote on the above question in their respective 
towns or city. The secretary of state shall canvass the votes 
as returned to him and shall report to the legislature of 1945 
the result of the voting on said question. 

[Approved April 13, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 118. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH TO 
ESTABLISH LABORATORIES. 

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

1. Laboratories of the State Board of Health. Amend 
chapter 149 of the Revised Laws by striking out said chapter 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 

1. Purposes. The state board of health may establish, 
equip, and operate a laboratory or laboratories with such ex- 
pert assistants and such facilities as are necessary for routine 
examinations and analyses and for original investigations and 
research in matters affecting public health. 

2. Investigations. They shall make investigations and 
analyses of foods and drugs offered for sale in our markets 
with a view of discovering adulterated, misbranded and un- 
healthful or unsafe products and shall make investigations 
concerning food sanitation, the disposal of sewage and similar 
matters of sanitation and shall enforce the laws relative to all 



1943] Chapter 118 165 

such matters. They shall conduct such toxicological investi- 
gations as may be requested by the attorney general or by 
county solicitors. They may employ such clerical and 
technical personnel as may be necessary. 

3. Water Supplies. They shall make periodic inspections 
and analyses of the public water supplies of the state and any 
special investigations thereof that may be called for; also, 
when requested or as may be deemed by them necessary or 
expedient in the interests of the public health, make in- 
spections or analyses of sources furnishing water to institu- 
tions, schools, hotels, camps, other places of public resort and 
individuals, and advise in connection with the same; and they 
shall enforce the laws pertaining to water supply and to the 
sanitation of public waters. 

4. Service; Reimbursements. All investigations con- 
ducted in the said laboratory under the provisions of this 
chapter shall be free to the people of this state, provided that 
in the case of investigation or service rendered to other de- 
partments, not required of it by law, payment may be made 
for such service by the department requesting the same. 
There shall be credited to the appropriation for said labora- 
tory reimbursement of the cost to it of stock or supplies 
furnished to other departments or to the public as an accom- 
modation and any disbursements received on account of 
property lost or damaged in transit. 

5. Contracts for Outside Services. They may enter into 
contracts with laboratories in localities accessible to the 
various portions of the state for the prompt examination of 
specimens received from local health officers or physicians and 
for the immediate report thereon, at the expense of the state, 
provided that all such laboratories shall conform to the 
standards of efficiency established by the state board of health 
and that the director, bacteriologist or pathologist in charge 
of such examinations shall possess such educational and 
technical qualifications as the state board of health shall 
establish. No obligation shall be incurred by the state board 
of health relative to such examinations in excess of the sums 
made available therefor. 

6. Bulletin. They may publish in a bulletin the results 
of the analytical work done in said laboratory, naming fraudu- 
lent and adulterated articles of food found on sale in this state, 



166 Chapter 119 [1943 

together with such other information relating to sanitary 
matters as they may deem advisable. 

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

[Approved April 15, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 119.* 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXPENSES OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR 
STRAFFORD COUNTY. 

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

1. Compensation for Expenses. Amend section 27 of 
chapter 47 of the Revised Laws by striking out the words 
"except Strafford" in the thirteenth and fourteenth lines so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: 27. 
Commissioners. The annual salary of each commissioner 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, one thousand dollars. 

In Sullivan, nine hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, ten hundred dollars. 

In Carroll and Coos counties each commissioner, when 
employed in the business of the county shall receive five 
dollars a day, payable as hereinbefore provided. To the fore- 
going sums shall be added, in all the counties, a reasonable 
sum for all necessary expenses, under order of the county 
auditors. 

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

[Approved April 20, 1943.] 



* See also chapters 150, 179, 195 and 202, post. 



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CHAPTER 120. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE CITIES AND TOWNS TO AID IN THE OPERA- 
TION OF LOCAL WAR HOUSING CENTERS ESTABLISHED THEREIN. 

Whereas, the expansion of war industries and activities in 
connection with the prosecution of the war has caused a great 
migration of workers to centers of such industries and activi- 
ties, and 

Whereas, in localities in the state there exists a shortage 
of housing for workers engaged or to be engaged in war in- 
dustries or activities in such localities which jeopardizes the 
health, safety and welfare of the residents thereof and im- 
pairs the successful prosecution of the war, and 

Whereas, it is necessary that immediate action be taken to 
assist in alleviating the shortage of housing for such war 
workers in those localities, therefore 

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

1. War Housing Center. During the continuation of the 
war, any city or town may, if the city council or legal town 
meeting thereof declares that there exists in such city or town 
a shortage of housing for workers engaged or to be engaged 
in war industries or activities located in or near such city or 
town, contribute facilities, funds or services for the operation 
of a local war housing center established therein to assist in 
alleviating the shortage of housing for such war workers 
through the development of the maximum use of all local 
facilities which can be made available to provide housing, by 
registering all available rooms and dwellings in new and exist- 
ing housing; by listing existing buildings or structures which 
are suitable for, or can be converted to, dwelling use; by re- 
ceiving applications for the conversion of existing buildings 
and structures to dwelling use; by referring such war work- 
ers to suitable housing accommodations nearest to their places 
of employment, or by such other activities as will assure the 
maximum use of all local facilities which can be made avail- 
able to provide housing for such war workers. 

2. Takes Effect; Termination. This act shall take effect 
upon its passage and shall be effective only until the termina- 
tion of the present war. 

[Approved April 20, 1943.] 



168 Chapters 121, 122 [1943 

CHAPTER 121. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO STATE AID FOR TOWN HIGHWAYS. 

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

1. Class II Highways. For the period during which this 
act is in effect all state aid construction for class II highways 
is hereby suspended. During said period, however, towns 
may apply for and shall be entitled to receive state aid for 
construction of class V highways to the extent of fifty per 
cent of that provided in sections 22 and 23 of chapter 100 of 
the Revised Laws. 

2. Laws Suspended. Section 38 of chapter 100 of the 
Revised Laws relative to state aid for class II highways is 
hereby suspended during the time this act is in effect. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage and shall be effective until the termination of the 
present war and for six months thereafter. 

[Approved April 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 122. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FOREIGN HOSPITAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS. 

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

1. Hospital Service Corporations. Amend paragraph II 
of section 3 of chapter 334 of the Revised Laws by adding 
thereto the words, except as provided by section 12, so that 
said paragraph as amended shall read : II. Restriction. 
No hospital service corporation organized under the laws of 
any other state or country shall be licensed to do business in 
this state except as provided by section 12. 

2. Foreign Corporations. Amend chapter 334 of the Re- 
vised Laws by adding the following new section : 12. Foreign 
Corporations, Reciprocity. Any corporation organized under 
the laws of another state or country which except as to state 
of organization is a hospital service corporation as defined by 
section 1, and which the insurance commissioner finds has 
fully complied with the laws of such other state or country, 
shall be entitled to do business within this state subject to the 



1943] Chapter 123 169 

provisions of this chapter after obtaining a Hcense as pro- 
vided by section 3; provided however that no such corpora- 
tion organized under the laws of another state or country 
shall be entitled to such license, or to do business in this state 
unless such other state or country grants substantially similar 
rights and privileges to hospital service corporations organ- 
ized under the laws of this state. The insurance commis- 
sioner shall determine whether rights and privileges granted 
by other states or countries are substantially similar to those 
granted by this state, and his determination shall be final. 

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

[Approved April 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 123. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO CLASS I AND CLASS II HIGHWAYS. 

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

1. Classification of Highways. Amend paragraph II of 
section 24 of chapter 99 of the Revised Laws by striking out 
the same and inserting in place thereof the following: II. 
All highways designated as the secondary highway system in 
accordance with the plan therefor on file in the office of the 
secretary of state. 

2. Class I and Class II Highways. Amend section 10 of 
chapter 100 of the Revised Laws by striking out all of this 
section and inserting in place thereof the following: 10. 
Reconstruction and Maintenance. The state highway depart- 
ment shall assume full control of reconstruction and mainte- 
nance of all class I highways including bridges thereon, and 
class II highways including bridges thereon now or hereafter 
constructed or reconstructed in accordance with the designa- 
tion as to maintenance shown on a map filed in the office of 
the secretary of state and designated "Secondary State High- 
way System 1937." The state highway commissioner with 
the approval of the governor and council may designate all or 
any part of class I and class II highways for winter mainte- 
nance. The cost of this maintenance and reconstruction shall 
be a charge against the funds accruing to the highway depart- 



170 Chapter 124 [1943 

ment; provided however, that no state funds shall be ex- 
pended within the compact parts of any city or town of 
twenty-five hundred inliabitants or over, but such portions 
shall be constructed and maintained by the city or town in 
which they are located. 

3. Repeal. Section 21 of chapter 100 of the Revised Laws, 
relative to maintenance of certain highways, is hereby re- 
pealed. 

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

[Approved April 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 124. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO TAKING CLAMS. 

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

1. Clams. Amend chapter 245 of the Revised Laws by 
striking out sections 63 and 64 and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 63. Town Regulations. Any town may, at 
any annual or special meeting, vote to regulate the taking of 
clams within its limits, may make reasonable rules and regu- 
lations restricting the taking, sale or consumption of clams, 
requiring a permit for taking clams and establishing fees 
therefor, or any other regulations deemed by said town neces- 
sary for the proper protection, propagation and conservation 
of clams within the limits of said town. If a town shall adopt 
rules and regulations in accordance with the authority herein 
granted the selectmen shall enforce the provisions of said 
rules and regulations. 64. Penalty. Whoever violates any 
rule or regulation of a town relative to taking or possessing 
clams, as provided in section 63, shall be fined not more than 
ten dollars. 

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

[Approved April 20, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 125, 126 171 

CHAPTER 125. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO CLERK HIRE IN THE PROBATE OFFICES OF 
CHESHIRE AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES. 

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

1. Cheshire and Sullivan County Probate Offices. Amend 
section 22 of chapter 347 of the Revised Laws, as amended by 
chapter 63 of the Laws of 1943, by inserting before the words 
"in Sullivan" the words, in Cheshire county, five hundred 
dollars, and by striking out the word "three" after the words 
'•Sullivan county" and inserting in place thereof the word, 
five, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
22. Clerk Hire. Registers of probate shall be allowed the 
following sums annually for clerk hire, payable monthly by 
the county: 

In Rockingham county, one thousand three hundred dollars. 

In Strafford county, five hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack county, one thousand dollars. 

In Hillsborough county, three thousand two hundred twenty 

dollars. 
In Cheshire county, five hundred dollars. 
In Sullivan county, five hundred dollars. 
In Grafton county, three hundred dollars. 
In Coos county, one hundred fifty dollars. 

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

[Approved April 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 126. 



AN ACT RELATING TO LINES OF TELEGRAPH AND OTHER 
COMPANIES IN HIGHWAYS. 

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

1. Lines of Telegraph and Other Companies in Highways. 

Amend section 2 of chapter 113 of the Revised Laws by strik- 
ing out said section and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: 2. Procedure. Any such person, copartnership or 
corporation desiring to erect or install any such poles, 



172 Chapter 126 [1943 

structures, conduits, cables or wires in, under or across any 
such highway, shall secure a permit or license therefor in 
accordance with the following procedure: 

I. Jurisdiction, (a) Town Highways. Petitions for 
such permits or licenses concerning town highways shall be 
addressed to the selectmen of the town in which such high- 
way is located; and they are hereby authorized to delegate all 
or any part of the powers conferred upon them by the pro- 
visions of this section to such agents as they may duly 
appoint. 

(b) City Highways. Petitions for such permits or 
licenses concerning city highways shall be addressed to the 
board of mayor and aldermen or board of mayor and council 
of the city in which such highway is located and they shall 
exercise the powers and duties prescribed in this chapter for 
selectmen; and they are hereby authorized to delegate all or 
any part of the powers conferred upon them by the provisions 
of this section to such agents as they may duly appoint. 

(c) State Highways. Petitions for such permits or 
licenses concerning all class I and class H highways as defined 
by section 24, chapter 99 of the Revised Laws, shall be 
addressed to the state highway commissioner, who shall have 
exclusive jurisdiction of the disposition of such petitions to 
the same effect as is provided for selectmen in other cases, 
and also shall have like jurisdiction for changing the terms of 
any such license or for assessing damages as provided in this' 
chapter. The commissioner shall also have the same author- 
ity as conferred upon the selectmen by section 4 of this chap- 
ter to revoke or change the terms and conditions of any such 
license. The commissioner is hereby authorized to delegate 
all or any part of the powers conferred upon him by the pro- 
visions of this section to such agent or agents as he may duly 
appoint in writing; he shall cause such appointments to be 
recorded in the office of the secretary of state, who shall keep 
a record thereof. 

(d) The word "selectmen" as used in the following 
paragraphs of this section shall be construed to include all 
those having jurisdiction over the issuance of permits or 
licenses under paragraph I hereof. 

n. Permits. The petitioner may petition such selectmen 
to grant a permit for such poles, structures, conduits, cables 



1943] Chapter 126 173 

or wires. If the public good requires, the selectmen shall 
grant a permit for erecting or installing and maintaining such 
poles, structures, conduits, cables or wires. Such permit shall 
designate and define in a general way the location of the poles, 
structures, conduits, cables or wires described in the petition 
therefor. Such permit shall be effective for such term as 
they may determine, but not exceeding one year from the 
date thereof, and may, upon petition, be extended for a 
further term not exceeding one year. 

III. Effect of Permit. Except as otherwise provided in 
this chapter, the holder of such permit shall during the term 
thereof be entitled to have and exercise all the rights, 
privileges and immunities and shall be subject to all the duties 
and liabilities granted or imposed by this chapter upon the 
holder of a license hereunder. 

IV. Licenses. The petitioner may petition such select- 
men to grant a license for such poles, structures, conduits, 
cables or wires. If the public good requires the selectmen 
shall grant a license for erecting and installing or maintaining 
the poles, structures, conduits, cables or wires described in 
the petition. 

V. Provisions of Licenses. The selectmen in such 
license shall designate and define the maximum and minimum 
length of poles, the maximum and minimum height of 
structures, the approximate location of such poles and 
structures and the minimum distance of wires above and of 
conduits or cables below the surface of the highway, and in 
their discretion the approximate distance of such poles from 
the edge of the traveled roadway or of the sidewalk. Such 
designation and definition of location may be by reference to 
a map or plan filed with or attached to the petition or license. 

VI. Effect of License. All licenses granted under the 
provisions of this chapter shall be retroactive to the date the 
petition therefor is filed. The word "license" as hereinafter 
used in this chapter, except in section 5, shall be construed to 
include the word "permit." The holder of such a license, 
hereinafter referred to as licensee, shall thereupon and there- 
after be entitled to exercise the same and to erect or install 
and maintain any such poles, structures, conduits, cables, and 
wires in approximately the location designated by sucli licenr^e 
and to place upon sucli poles and structures the necessary and 



174 Chapter 127 [1943 

proper guys, cross-arms, fixtures, transformers, and other 
attachments and appurtenances which are required in tlie 
reasonable and proper operation of the business carried on by 
such licensee, together with as many wires and cables of 
proper size and description as such poles and structures are 
reasonably capable of supporting during their continuance in 
service; and to place in such underground conduits such num- 
ber of ducts, wires, and cables as they are designed to accom- 
modate, and to supply and install in connection with such 
underground conduits and cables the necessary and proper 
manholes, drains, transformers, and other accessories which 
may reasonably be required. 

2. Change in Time. Amend section 5 of chapter 113 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following : 5. Return and Record. The 
selectmen or the board of mayor and aldermen or other board 
having authority to locate poles and wires in cities, or the 
state highway commissioner, within six months after any 
petition authorized by this chapter has been presented for 
action, shall make a return of their proceedings and their de- 
cision thereon ; provided, however, that if a permit is granted 
upon petition therefor, return and decision upon the petition 
for license presented in connection with such petition for per- 
mit shall be made on or before the expiration of such permit. 
They shall cause the petition for license and their return to 
be recorded by tlie clerk of the city or town in which the 
poles, structures, conduits, cables or wires are located. 

3. Repeal. Section 9 of chapter 113 of the Revised Laws, 
relative to the highway commissioner, is hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved April 21, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 127. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ADOPTION OF MINORS. 

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

1. Adoption of Minors. Amend section 1 of chapter 345 
of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 



1943] Chapter 127 175 

in place thereof the following: 1. Petition. Any person, 
whether resident in the state or not, except as hereinafter 
provided, may petition the probate court in the county of his 
residence or that of the child, for leave to adopt a minor child 
not his own; but the prayer of a petition by a person having 
a husband or wife shall not be granted unless both join there- 
in; and provided that no person, not a resident of this state, 
shall petition in any probate court of this state for the 
adoption of an illegitimate child whose mother was a non- 
resident at the time of such child's birth, unless such mother 
shall have resided in this state at least six months at the time 
the petition is filed. 

2. Procedure. Amend chapter 345 of the Revised Laws 
by inserting after section 1 the following new section: 1-a. 
Investigation. The register of probate shall send to the de- 
partment of public welfare a copy of every petition for 
adoption of minors filed in probate court within seven days 
after it is filed. Said department shall make, or cause to be 
made at its direction, an investigation to determine whether 
the petitioners and their home are suitable for the proper rear- 
ing of the child, due regard being given the race and religion 
of the child and the petitioners, and when ordered by the 
court said department shall make or cause to be made at its 
direction an investigation to determine the condition and ante- 
cedents of the child for the purpose of ascertaining whether 
he is a proper subject for adoption. Said department shall 
submit to the court, not later than sixty days after the receipt 
of said petition such report as will give the court full knowl- 
edge as to the desirability of the proposed adoption. Such 
reports shall not be examined by any person not a party to 
the proceedings without an order from the court. 

3. Requirements. Amend section 2 of said chapter 345 
by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 2. Consent. Except as otherwise provided in 
chapter 127 of the Revised Laws as to abandoned or neglected 
children, the child, if of the age of fourteen or upward, and 
his parents, or the survivor of them, shall consent in writing 
to the adoption; in case of an illegitimate child, the consent 
of the mother alone or when said mother is under eighteen 
years of age, if the court shall so order, the consent of the 
mother and her parents or the survivor of them, and in case 
of abandonment on the part of either parent or of the insanity 



176 Chapter 127 [1943 

of either parent, the consent of the remaining parent, shall be 
sufficient. If neither parent is living-, the guardian of the 
child may give consent. If there is no guardian, the court 
shall appoint a guardian ad litem who may give consent. 

4. Waiver in Certain Cases. Amend section 3 of said 
chapter 345 by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 3. Notice. If the requirements of 
the preceding sections have been complied with, or if the 
judge is satisfied, no notice of the proceedings, other than 
notice to the department of public welfare as provided in 
section 1-a, shall be required if both parents of the child, or 
the survivor of them, or his guardian, or his mother and her 
parents, or the survivor of them, shall have given consent. 
In all other cases notices shall be given before hearing. 

5. Procedure. Amend section 4 of said chapter 345 by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 4. Waiting Period; Final Deci-ee; Exception. If 
the requirements of the preceding sections have been complied 
with, and the judge is satisfied with the identity and the rela- 
tionship of the parties, and that the petitioner is of sufficient 
ability to bring up and properly educate the child, and that it 
is fit and proper that the adoption should take effect, he shall 
make an order granting temporary custody of said child to the 
petitioners for a period of one year from the date of said 
order, except that in his discretion where he deems it for the 
best interests of the child he may reduce the period of tempo- 
rary custody to such length of time as he may see fit. Dur- 
ing said period the department of public welfare shall make, 
or cause to be made at its direction, visits in the home of the 
petitioners, and shall have such mental and physical tests 
made of the child as the department deems necessary, and 
shall send a report to the court. If, at the end of said period, 
the judge is of the opinion that the petition for adoption 
should be granted, he shall thereupon make a decree setting 
forth the facts and ordering that the child shall be the child 
of the petitioners to ah legal intents and purposes. Within 
seven days after the final decree is filed, the register of pro- 
bate shall send to the town clerk of town of birth and to the 
commissioner of public welfare by mail a report of the 
adoption. The department of vital statistics shall provide 
suitable forms for such reports. 

6. Probation Officer not to Investigate Adoption Cases. 



1943] Chapter 128 177 

Amend section 10 of chapter 379 by striking out in the fourth 
line the words "the adoption of or" so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows : 10. Investigations. No de- 
fendant shall be placed on probation until the report of the 
investigation by a probation officer shall have been presented 
to and considered by the court having jurisdiction. Whenever 
a petition for the appointment of a guardian over a minor 
under eighteen years of age is filed in any court of probate, 
the judge thereof may cause an investigation and report to be 
made by a probation officer for his consideration. 

7. Application of Act. The provisions of this act shall not 
affect any petitions for adoption of minors which are pending 
at the date of the passage hereof. 

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

[Approved April 21, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 128. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF OFFICE OF THE MEMBERS OF 

NEW HAMPSHIRE SHORE AND BEACH PRESERVATION AND 

DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION. 

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

1. Shore and Beach Preservation and Development Com- 
mission. Amend section 1 of chapter 5 of the Revised Laws 
by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 1. Commission Constituted. There shall be a 
New Hampshire shore and beach preservation and develop- 
ment commission consisting of six members appointed by the 
governor, with the advice and consent of the council, for a 
term of six years. Two members shall be appointed bienni- 
ally and shall hold office until their successors are appointed 
and qualified. Any vacancy in the membership of such com- 
mission shall be filled for the unexpired term. 

2. Present Commissioners. The present members of the 
commission shall continue in office until the expiration of their 
respective terms of office as now held by them. 

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

[Approved April 21, 1943.] 



178 Chapters 129, 130 [1943 

CHAPTER 129. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR SPECIAL LICENSES FOR PERSONS DEALING 
IN FRESH WATER SMELT FOR BAIT. 

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

1. Special Licenses. Amend chapter 247 of the Revised 
Laws by adding after section 22 the following new sub- 
division : 

Sale of Fresh Water Smelt for Bait 

22-a. License Required. No person shall sell or offer to 
sell fresh water smelt for bait without first procuring a license 
so to do. 

22-b. Rules and Regulations. The director shall have the 
power and authority to make and enforce rules and regulations 
relative to licenses for dealers in smelt for bait, which author- 
ity shall include the power to determine the bag limits which 
a dealer may have in his possession at any one time, the bag 
limit which he may take in any one day, and the method of 
keeping such smelt for sale. 

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

[Approved April 22, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 130. 



AN ACT REQUIRING PUBLIC HEARINGS PRIOR TO THE ADOPTION OF 

CITY BUDGETS. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Cow^t convened: 

1. City Budgets. Amend chapter 62 of the Revised Laws 
by adding after section 9 the following new section: 9-a 
Public Hearings Required. A public hearing on the annual 
budget of every city shall be held before the final adoption of 
said budget at such time and place as the city council shall 
direct, provided that notice of such public hearing shall be 
published by the city clerk at least one week in advance of said 
hearing, and posted, together with a summary of the budget 



1943] Chapters 131, 132 179 

as submitted, in two public places at least one week in advance 
of said hearing, 

2. Repeal; Takes Effect. Any provision of a city charter 
inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed and this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 24, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 131. 

AN ACT RELATING TO MISDEMEANORS. 

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

1. Offenses Against the Police of Towns. Amend chapter 
440 of the Revised Laws by adding the following new section : 
17-a. Common and Contract Carriers. It shall be a mis- 
demeanor, punishable under the provisions of this chapter for 
any person to commit any of the offenses described in sec- 
tions 1, 2, 3, 6 and 14 hereof while riding in a public convey- 
ance or a common carrier of passengers operating over a 
regular route, or a contract carrier. 

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

[Approved April 26, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 132. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO TENURE OF OFFICE AND LIABILITY OF 

TAX COLLECTORS. 

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

1. Tax Collectors. Amend section 32 of chapter 59 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out the whole of said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 32. Succession in 
Office. Whenever the term of office of a tax collector shall be 
ended either by death, resignation, removal from town or 
being removed from office for cause, through failure to be re- 
elected or re-appointed or for any other reason, the selectmen 
shall cause an audit of his accounts to be made at once and 



180 Chapter 132 [1943 

shall deliver to his successor in office new warrants, duly 
signed and sealed, directing- him to collect such unpaid and 
unredeemed taxes as may be shown by the audit. All records, 
books and papers in his possession appertaining to his office 
shall forthwith be delivered to the selectmen by the retiring 
collector or, in the event of death, by his executor or admin- 
istrator or by any other person or persons into whose hands 
any of his unsettled tax lists or record books may have come. 
The responsibility for further collection of taxes or conduct 
of tax sales, the receipt of payments in redemption and giving 
of deeds in default of redemption, shall thereupon cease. The 
selectmen shall, at the same time, cause the succeeding tax 
collector to be bonded under the provisions of sections 30 and 
42 of this chapter, and such bonds shall be sufficient to cover 
the uncollected taxes of his predecessor as committed to him 
for collection in addition to the regular tax list and warrant 
for the current year. No bond shall be valid unless approved 
in writing by the state tax commission. The selectmen may 
allow suitable compensation to the succeeding collector for 
making collection of his predecessor's unpaid accounts. 

2. Appointment of Successor. Further amend said 
chapter 59 by inserting after section 32, the following new 
section: 32-a. Vacancy. Whenever the office of tax collector 
becomes vacant before the incumbent thereof has completed 
the collection of the taxes committed to him, the selectmen 
shall appoint, . under the provisions of the foregoing section, 
some suitable person to collect the remainder of such taxes 
and to receive payments in redemption from the tax sales of 
his predecessor until the end of the term for which the retir- 
ing collector had been appointed or elected. Such appointee 
shall give bond, possess the powers, perform the duties and 
be paid as other collectors. 

3. Bond. Amend section 37 of said chapter 59 by adding 
at the end thereof the following: No discharge of the bond 
of such predecessor shall be made within one year from the 
date on which he vacated the office, so that said section, as 
amended, shall read as follows : 37. Liability. The appoint- 
ment of a collector to succeed another in the collection of a 
tax shall not in any way affect the bond of the predecessor, but 
the signers thereof shall continue liable for all acts and 
negligence of such predecessor while he was tax collector. No 



1943] Chapters 133, 134 181 

discharge of the bond of such predecessor shall be made with- 
in one year from the date on which he vacated the office. 

4. Application to City Charters. Any provision of any 
city charter inconsistent with the provisions hereof is hereby 
repealed to the extent of said inconsistency. 

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

[Approved April 26, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 133. 

AN ACT FIXING THE DATE OF THE BIENNIAL PRIMARY ELECTION. 

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

1. Date of Primary. Amend section 4 of chapter 33 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following new section: 4. Dates. A 
primary conducted by the regular election officers shall be 
held at the regular polling places in each town and ward in 
the state on the second Tuesday in September, biennially, for 
the nomination of all candidates to be voted for at the No- 
vember election, except presidential electors. 

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 April 26, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 134. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO ADVERTISEMENT AND SALE OF TAX- 
DELINQUENT PROPERTY AND REPORTS THEREOF TO THE 
REGISTER OF DEEDS. 

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

1. Proceeding Against Real Estate. Amend section 19 of 
chapter 80 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 19.='= Notice ot 
Sale. The collector shall give notice of every sale by posting 



* See also pages 39, 40, ante. 



182 Chapter 134 [1943 

advertisements thereof in two or more public places in the 
town at least thirty days before the sale, exclusive of the day 
of posting- and the day of the sale, in which shall be stated the 
name of the owner or of the person to whom the same was 
taxed, the description of the property as listed,* the amount of 
the tax, interest due thereon and costs and fees incident to 
advertising and posting, and the place, day and hour of the 
sale. He shall also, at the same time, send a like notice by 
registered mail to the last known post-office address of the 
owner or of the person against whom the tax was assessed. 

2. Change in Time. Amend section 20 of said chapter 80 
by striking out, in the first hne thereof, the word "seven" 
and inserting in place thereof the word, fifteen, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: 20. Report to 
Register. Each tax collector, within fifteen days after such 
posting and mailing shall deliver or forward by registered 
mail to the register of deeds, for the county in which the real 
estate is situated, a copy of the notice so posted, with an 
affidavit that it was so posted and that the notices above re- 
quired were so mailed. 

3. Duty of Tax Collector. Amend section 24 of said chap- 
ter 80 by striking out the whole of said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 24.* Report of Sale. Each 
tax collector, within fifteen days after the sale of any real 
estate for taxes, shall dehver or forward to the register of 
deeds for the county in which the real estate is situated a 
statement of the following facts relating to each parcel of 
real estate so sold, certified by him under oath to be true ; the 
name of the person to whom the real estate was taxed and a 
description of the property as it appeared in the tax list com- 
mitted to him ; the total amount for which the sale was made, 
including taxes, interest, fees and costs incident to advertis- 
ing, posting, selling and making reports thereof to the register 
of deeds; the day and place of the sale and the name of the 
purchaser of each parcel sold and whether the sale was made 
of the whole, or a part, or an undivided interest in each 
separate tract or parcel of real estate, all of which shall be 
recorded and indexed by the register of deeds in a book or 
books to be kept for that purpose as provided in section 29 
of this chapter. 

4. Record in Registry Office. Amend section 28 of said 



* See also page 40, ante. 



1943] Chapter 135 183 

chapter 80 by striking- out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 28. Notice of Redemption. When 
the tax and charges shall be paid on property advertised to be 
sold and said payment is made before the sale, and when a 
payment in redemption shall be made after such sale, the tax 
collector shall within fifteen days after such payment or re- 
demption notify the register of deeds of the fact, giving the 
name of the person so paying or redeeming, the date when 
such payment or redemption was made, the date of the 
advertisement or tax sale to which the same shall apply and 
a brief description of the real estate advertised or sold, to- 
gether with the name of the person or persons against whom 
the tax was levied. 

5. Definitions. Amend said chapter 80 by adding at the 
end thereof the following new section: 46. Calendar Days. 
Whenever the word "day" or "days" is used in this or any 
other chapter of the Revised Laws relating or appertaining to 
the collection of taxes, giving of notices, holding of distrained 
property or in making reports to a register of deeds, it shall 
be construed to mean calendar days and Sundays and holidays 
shall be included. 

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

[Approved April 26, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 135. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO MANNER OF TAKING DEER IN THE 
TOWN OF PEMBROKE. 

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

1. Taking Wild Deer. Amend section 4 of chapter 242 of 
the Revised Laws by inserting after the word "Allenstown" 
in the ninth line the word, Pembroke, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 4. Shotguns. Wild deer 
shall not be taken by the use of any firearm other than a shot- 
gun loaded with a single ball or loose buckshot within the 
counties of Hillsborough, Merrimack, Belknap or Rockingham, 
with the following exceptions: the towns of Windsor, Hills- 



184 Chapter 136 [1943 

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, Pembroke, Loudon, Pittsfield, Epsom, Boscawen, 
Hopkinton, Dunbarton, Bow, Northfield, the eastern part of 
the town of Hooksett bounded on the northeast by Allens- 
town, east by Deerfield, southeast by Candia, and west by the 
old Portsmouth Railroad, and Henniker in the county of Mer- 
rimack; the towns of Sanborntown, Alton, Gilmanton, Barn- 
stead, Belmont, Meredith, Center Harbor, and New Hampton 
in the county of Belknap, and the towns of Candia, Auburn, 
Deerfield, Northwood, Nottingham, Raymond and Epping in 
the county of Rockingham. 

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

[Approved April 26, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 136. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE SOLICITOR OF 
STRAFFORD COUNTY. 

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

1. Salary of Solicitor of Strafford County. Amend sec- 
tion 20 of chapter 24 of the Revised Laws, as amended by 
chapter 40 of the Laws of 1943, by striking out the word 
"twelve" after the word "Strafford" and inserting in place 
thereof the word, eighteen, 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, eighteen hundred dollars. 

In Belknap, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Carroll, eight hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack, twelve hundred and fifty dollars. 

In Hillsborough, twenty-five hundred dollars. 



1943] Chapter 137 185 

In Cheshire, twelve hundred dollars. 
In Sullivan, twelve hundred dollars. 
In Grafton, twelve hundred dollars. 
In Coos, fifteen hundred dollars. 
2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 26, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 137. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO ASSISTANTS IN THE OFFICE OF THE 
COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 

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

1. Motor Vehicle Commissioner. Amend chapter 115 of 
the Revised Laws by inserting after section 4 the following 
new section: 4-a. Deputy; Director; Administrator. The 

commissioner, with the approval of the governor and council, 
shall appoint the following assistants, who shall serve during 
the pleasure of the commissioner: I. A deputy commis- 
sioner, who shall assist the commissioner and during the 
absence of the commissioner may exercise the powers and 
perform the duties of the commissioner to the extent that he 
may be so authorized by the commissioner. In case of the 
temporary disability of the commissioner, or of a vacancy in 
the office, the deputy shall have the powers and perform the 
duties of the office until another commissioner is appointed 
and qualified. He shall be paid an annual salary of three 
thousand five hundred dollars. II. A director of safety, who 
shall assume, under the direction of the commissioner, the re- 
sponsibility of the administration of the financial responsi- 
bility law and the safety program of the department. The 
commissioner may delegate to him authority to sign and 
execute any documents pertaining to his work and such docu- 
ments so signed by the director shall have the same effect as 
if signed by tlie commissioner. Said director shall be paid an 
annual salary of thirty-two hundred dollars. III. A road 
toll administrator, who shall assume, under the direction of 
the commissioner, the responsibility of the administration of 
the motor vehicle road toll law. The commissioner may 



186 Chapters 138, 139 [1943 

delegate to said administrator authority to sign and execute 
any documents pertaining to his work and such documents so 
signed by the administrator shall have the same effect as if 
signed by the commissioner. Said administrator shall be 
paid an annual salary of two thousand seven hundred dollars. 

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

[Approved April 26, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 138. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF OFFICE OF MEMBERS OF THE 
OPTOMETRY BOARD. 

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

1. Optometry Board. The terms of office of the present 
members of the board of registration in optometry, as pro- 
vided by chapter 253 of the Revised Laws, which, by the com- 
missions of said members, expire on the seventeenth of May 
in the years 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946 and 1947, respectively, are 
hereby severally extended to June thirtieth, in each of said 
years. New appointments to said board shall hereafter begin 
as of July first. 

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

[Approved April 26, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 139. 

AN ACT RELATING TO HOUSING. 

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

1. Finding and Declaration of Necessity. It is hereby 
found and declared that the national war program involves 
large increases in the military forces and personnel in this 
state, a great increase in the number of workers in already 
established manufacturing centers and the bringing of a 
large number of workers and their families to new centers 



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of defense industries in the state ; that there is an acute 
shortage of safe and sanitary dwelHngs available to such per- 
sons and their families in this state which impedes the 
national war program; that it is imperative that action be 
taken immediately to assure the availability of safe and sani- 
tary dwellings for such persons to enable the rapid expansion 
of national war activities in this state and to avoid a large 
labor turnover in war industries which would seriously 
hamper their production; that the provisions hereinafter en- 
acted are necessary to assure the availability of safe and 
sanitary dwellings for persons engaged in national war activi- 
ties which otherwise would not be provided at this time; and 
that such provisions are for the public use and purpose of 
facilitating the national war program in this state. It is 
further declared to be the purpose of this act to authorize 
housing authorities to do any and all things necessary or de- 
sirable to secure the financial aid of the federal government, 
or to cooperate with or act as agent of the federal government, 
in the expeditious development and the administration of 
projects to assure the availability when needed of safe and 
sanitary dwellings for persons engaged in national war 
activities. 

2. Definitions. The following terms wherever used in this 
act shall have the following respective meanings unless a 
different meaning clearly appears from the context: 

I. "Authority" shall mean any public corporation 
created by this act. 

II. "Municipality" shall mean any town or city in this 
state. 

III. "Governing body" shall, in the case of a town, mean 
the town meeting, in the case of a city, the city councils. 

IV. "Development" shall mean any and all undertakings 
necessary for the planning, land acquisition, demolition, finan- 
cing, construction or equipment in connection with a project, 
including the negotiation or award of contracts therefor, and 
shall include the acquisition of project, in whole or in part, 
from the federal government. 

V. "Administration" shall mean any and all under- 
takings necessary for management, operation or maintenance 
in connection with any project, and shall include the leasing 
of any project, in whole or in part, from the federal govern- 
ment. 



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VI. "Persons engaged in national war activities" shall 
include, enlisted men in the military and naval services of the 
United States and employees of the war and navy departments 
assigned to duty at military or naval reservations, posts or 
bases; workers engaged or to be engaged in industries con- 
nected with and essential to the war effort; and shall include 
the families of the aforesaid persons who are living with 
them. 

3. Creation of Housing Authorities. In each municipality, 
as herein defined, there is hereby created a public body 
corporate and politic to be known as the housing authority of 
the municipality for the purposes of the development and 
administration of projects to assure the availability of safe 
and sanitary dwellings for persons engaged in national Avar 
activities. Each such housing authority may transact busi- 
ness and exercise its powers under this act only after being 
authorized by a resolution of the governing body of the muni- 
cipality adopted by majority vote of those present at any 
regular or special meeting. 

4. Appointment, Qualifications and Tenure of Commission- 
ers. When the governing body of a municipality adopts the 
provisions of this act, the mayor with the approval of the city 
councils, or the selectmen in case of a town, shall appoint 
five persons as commissioners of the authority created for 
said city or town. The commissioners who are first appointed 
shall be designated to serve for terms of one, tv^^o, three, four 
and five years, respectively, from the date of their appoint- 
ment, but thereafter commissioners shall be appointed as 
aforesaid for a term of office of five years except that all 
vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term. No commis- 
sioner of an authority may be an officer or employee of the 
municipality for which the authority is created. A commis- 
sioner shall hold office until his successor has been appointed 
and has qualified. A certificate of the appointment or re- 
appointment of any commissioner shall be filed with the city 
or town clerk and such certificate shall be conclusive evidence 
of the due and proper appointment of such commissioner. A 
commissioner shall receive no compensation for his services, 
but he shall be entitled to the necessary expenses, including 
traveling expenses, incurred in the discharge of his duties. 

The powers of each authority shall be vested in the com- 



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missioners thereof in office from time to time. Three com- 
missioners shall constitute a quorum of the authority for the 
purpose of conducting- its business and exercising its powers 
and for all other purposes. Action may be taken by the 
authority upon a vote of a majority of the commissioners 
present, unless in any case the by-laws of the authority shall 
require a larger number. The mayor or selectmen shall 
designate which of the commissioners appointed shall be the 
first chairman and he shall serve in the capacity of chair- 
man until the expiration of his term of ofhce as commissioner. 
When the ofhce of the chairman of the authority thereafter 
becomes vacant, the authority shall select a chairman from 
among its commissioners. An authority shall select from 
among its commissioners a vice-chairman, and it may employ 
a secretary (who shall be executive director), technical ex- 
perts and such other officers, agents and employees, perma- 
nent and temporary, as it may require, and shall determine 
their qualifications, duties and compensation. For such legal 
services as it may require, an authority may call upon the 
chief law officer of the municipality or may employ its own 
counsel and legal staff. An authority may delegate to one or 
more of its agents or employees such powers or duties as it 
may deem proper. 

5. Interested Commissioners or Employees. No commis- 
sioner or employee of any authority shall acquire any interest 
direct or indirect in any housing project or in any property 
included or planned to be included in any project, nor shall 
he have any interest direct or indirect in any contract or 
proposed contract for materials or services to be furnished or 
used in connection with any housing project. If any commis- 
sioner or employee of an authority owns or controls an in- 
terest direct or indirect in any property included or planned 
to be included in any housing project, he immediately shall 
disclose the same in writing to the authority and such dis- 
closure shall be entered upon the minutes of the authority. 
Failure so to disclose such interest shall constitute misconduct 
in office. Upon such disclosure such commissioner or employee 
shall not participate in any action by the autliority affecting 
such property. 

6. Removal of Commissioners. For inefficiency or neglect 
of duty or misconduct in office, a commissioner of an author- 



190 Chapter 139 [1943 

ity may be removed by the mayor or selectmen, but a com- 
missioner shall be removed only after he shall have been given 
a copy of the charges at least ten days prior to the hearing 
thereon and had an opportunity to be heard in person or by 
counsel. In the event of the removal of any commissioner, a 
record of the proceedings, together with the charges and find- 
ings thereon, shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the city 
or town. 

7. Powers of Authority. An authority shall constitute a 
public body corporate and politic, exercising public and 
essential governmental functions, and having all the powers 
necessary or convenient to carry out and efi'ectuate the pur- 
poses and provisions of this act, including the following 
powers in addition to others herein granted: 

I. To sue and to be sued ; to have a seal and to alter the 
same at pleasure; to have perpetual succession; to make and 
execute contracts and other instruments necessary or con- 
venient to the exercise of the powers of the authority ; and to 
make and from time to time amend and repeal by-laws, rules 
and regulations, not inconsistent with this act, to carry into 
effect the powers and purposes of the authority. 

II. Within its area of operation: to prepare, carry out, 
acquire, lease and operate housing projects; to provide for the 
construction, reconstruction, improvement, alteration or re- 
pair of any housing project or any part thereof. 

III. To arrange or contract for the furnishing by any 
person or agency, public or private, of services, privileges, 
works, or facilities for, or in connection with, a housing 
project or the occupants thereof; and, (notwithstanding any- 
thing to the contrary contained in this act or in any other 
provision of law), to include in any contract let in connection 
with a project, stipulations requiring that the contractor and 
any subcontractors comply with requirements as to minimum 
wages and maximum hours of labor, and comply with any 
conditions which the federal government may have attached 
to its financial aid of the project. 

IV. To lease or rent any dweUings, houses, accommoda- 
tions, lands, buildings, structures or facilities embraced in 
any housing project and (subject to the limitations contained 
in this act) to establish and revise the rents or charges there- 
for; to own, hold, and improve real or personal property; to 



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purchase, lease, obtain options upon, acquire by gift, grant, 
bequest, devise, or otherwise any real or personal property or 
any interest therein; to acquire by the exercise of the power 
of eminent domain any real property ; to sell, lease, exchange, 
transfer, assign, pledge or dispose of any real or personal 
property or any interest therein; to insure or provide for the 
insurance of any real or personal property or operations of the 
authority against any risks or hazards; to procure or agree to 
the procurement of insurance or guarantees from the federal 
government of the payment of any bonds or parts thereof 
issued by an authority, including the power to pay premiums 
on any such insurance. 

V. To invest any funds held in reserves or sinking funds, 
or any funds not required for immediate disbursement, in 
property or securities in which savings banks may legally in- 
vest funds subject to their control; to purchase its bonds at a 
price not more than the principal amount thereof and accrued 
interest, all bonds so purchased to be cancelled. 

VI. To exercise all or any part or combination of powers 
herein granted. 

No provisions of law with respect to the acquisition, oper- 
ation or disposition of property by other public bodies shall be 
applicable to an authority unless the legislature shall specific- 
ally so state. 

8. Operation not for Profit. It is hereby declared to be 
the policy of this state that each housing authority shall 
manage and operate its housing projects in an efficient 
manner so as to enable it to fix the rentals for dwelling accom- 
modations at the lowest possible rates consistent with its 
providing decent, safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations, 
and that no housing authority shall construct or operate any 
such project for profit, or as a source of revenue to the muni- 
cipality. To this end an authority shall fix the rentals for 
dwellings in its projects at no higher rates than it shall find 
to be necessary in order to produce revenues which (together 
with all other available moneys, revenues, income and receipts 
of the authority from whatever sources derived) will be 
sufficient (a) to pay, as the same become due, the principal 
and interest on the bonds of the authority; (b) to meet the 
cost of, and to provide for, maintaining and operating the 
projects (including the cost of any insurance) and the ad- 



192 Chapter 139 [1943 

ministrative expenses of the authority; and (c) to create 
(during not less than the six years immediately succeeding 
its issuance of any bonds) a reserve sufficient to meet the 
largest principal and interest payments which will be due on 
such bonds in any one year thereafter and to maintain such 
reserve. 

9. Cooperation Between Authorities. Any two or more 
authorities may join or cooperate with one another in the 
exercise of any or all of the powers conferred hereby for the 
purpose of financing, planning, undertaking, constructing or 
operating a housing project or projects located within the 
area of operation of any one or more of said authorities. 

10. Eminent Domain. An authority shall have the right 
to acquire by the exercise of the power of eminent domain 
any real property which it may deem necessary for its pur- 
poses under this act after the adoption by it of a resolution 
declaring that the acquisition of the real property described 
therein is necessary for such purposes. An authority may 
exercise the power of eminent domain in the manner provided 
in chapter 91 of the Revised Laws, and acts amendatory 
thereof or supplementary thereto; or it may exercise the 
power of eminent domain in the manner provided by any 
other applicable statutory provisions for the exercise of the 
power of eminent domain. Property already devoted to a 
public use may be acquired in like manner, provided that no 
real property belonging to the municipality, the state or any 
political subdivision thereof may be acquired without its con- 
sent. Where it appears to the satisfaction of the court at 
any stage of the proceedings, upon the petition of the 
authority, that the public interest will be prejudiced by delay, 
the court may, after such notice to the parties in interest as 
it may prescribe, which notice, however, shall not be less than 
eight days and may be by posting upon the property or by 
publication in such paper or papers at such time as the court 
may require, order that the authority be permitted to enter 
immediately upon the real property described in the petition, 
or any part thereof, and to demolish any structures located 
thereon, and to proceed with the construction of the project 
thereon, upon depositing with the court a sum of money or 
in lieu thereof, bonds or obligations of the United States of 
equivalent or greater value, not less than the last assessed 
valuation of the property, which the court shall find to be 



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sufficient for the protection of the persons who may be en- 
titled to the award. Such deposit or the proceeds thereof 
shall be applied so far as it may be necessary for that purpose, 
to the payment of any award that may be made, with interest 
thereon, costs and expenses, and the residue, if any, shall be 
returned to the authority; in the event of a deficiency in the 
sum deposited, the authority shall pay the balance to make 
up the award in accordance with the judgment. 

11. Planning, Zoning and Building Laws. All housing- 
projects of an authority shall be subject to the planning, 
zoning, sanitary and building laws, ordinances and regulations 
applicable to the locality in which the housing project is 
situated. In the planning and location of any housing project, 
an authority shall take into consideration the relationship of 
the project to any larger plan or long-range program for the 
development of the area in which the housing authority 
functions. 

12. Bonds. An authority shall have power to issue bonds 
from time to time in its discretion, for any of its corporate 
purposes. An authority shall also have power to issue re- 
funding bonds for the purpose of paying or retiring bonds 
previously issued by it. An authority may issue such types 
of bonds as it may determine, including (without limiting the 
generality of the foregoing) bonds on which the principal and 
interest are payable: (a) exclusively from the income and 
revenues of the housing project financed with the proceeds 
of such bonds; (b) exclusively from the income and revenues 
of certain designated housing projects whether or not they 
are financed in whole or in part with the proceeds of such 
bonds; or (c) from its revenues generally. Any such bonds 
may be additionally secured by a pledge of any grant or 
contributions from the federal government or other source, 
or a pledge of any income or revenues of the authority, or a 
mortgage of any housing project, projects or other property 
of the authority. 

Neither the commissioners of an authority nor any person 
executing the bonds shall be liable personally on the bonds 
by reason of the issuance thereof. The bonds and other 
obligations of an authority (and such bonds and obligations, 
shall so state on their face) shall not be a debt of the munici- 
pality, the state or any political subdivision tliereof and 
neither the municipality, the state or any political subdivision 



194 Chapter 139 [1943 

thereof shall be liable thereon, nor in any event shall such 
bonds or obligations be payable out of any funds or properties 
other than those of said authority. The bonds shall not con- 
stitute an indebtedness within the meaning of any debt limi- 
tation or restriction. Bonds of an authority are declared to 
be issued for an essential public and governmental purpose 
and to be public instrumentalities and, together with interest 
thereon and income therefrom, shall be exempt from taxes. 

13. Form and Sale of Bonds. Bonds of an authority shall 
be authorized by its resolution and may be issued in one or 
more series and shall bear such date or dates, mature at such 
time or times, bear interest at such rate or rates, not exceed- 
ing six per cent per annum, be in such denomination or de- 
nominations, be in such form, either coupon or registered, 
carry such conversion or registration privileges, have such a 
rank or priority, be executed in such manner, be payable in 
such medium of payment, at such place or places, and be 
subject to such terms of redemption (with or without 
premium) as such resolution, its trust indenture or mortgage 
may provide. 

The bonds may be sold at public or private sale at not less 
than par. 

In case any of the commissioners or officers of the authority 
whose signatures appear on any bonds or coupons shall cease 
to be such commissioners or officers before the delivery of 
such bonds, such signatures shall, nevertheless, be valid and 
sufficient for all purposes, the same as if such commissioners 
or officers had remained in office until such delivery. Any 
provision of any law to the contrary notwithstanding, any 
bonds issued pursuant to this act shall be fully negotiable. 

In any suit, action or proceedings involving the validity 
or enforceability of any bond of an authority or the security 
therefor, any such bond reciting in substance that it has been 
issued by the authority to aid in financing a housing project 
to provide dwelling accommodations for persons of low income 
shall be conclusively deemed to have been issued for a housing 
project of such character and said project shall be conclusively 
deemed to have been planned, located and constructed in 
accordance with the purposes and provisions of this act. 

14. Provisions of Bonds, Trust Indentures, and Mortgages. 
In connection with the issuance of bonds or the incurring of 
obligations under leases and in order to secure the payment 



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of such bonds or obligations, an authority, in addition to its 
other powers, shall have power: 

I. To pledge all or any part of its gross or net rents, 
fees or revenues to which its right then exists or may there- 
after come into existence. 

II. To mortgage all or any part of its real or personal 
property, then owned or thereafter acquired. 

III. To covenant against pledging all or any part of its 
rents, fees and revenues, or against mortgaging all or any 
part of its real or personal property, to which its right or title 
then exists or may thereafter come into existence or against 
permitting or suffering any lien on such revenues or property ; 
to covenant with respect to limitations on its right to sell, 
lease or otherwise dispose of any housing project or any part 
thereof; and to covenant as to what other, or additional debts 
or obligations may be incurred by it. 

IV. To covenant as to the bonds to be issued and as to 
the issuance of such bonds in escrow or otherwise, and as to 
the use and disposition of the proceeds thereof; to provide 
for the replacement of lost, destroyed or mutilated bonds; to 
covenant against extending the time for the payment of its 
bonds or interest thereon; and to redeem the bonds, and to 
covenant for their redemption and to provide the terms and 
conditions thereof. 

V. To covenant (subject to the limitations contained in 
this act) as to the rents and fees to be charged in the 
operation of a housing project or projects, the amount to be 
raised each year or other period of time by rents, fees and 
other revenues, and as to the use and disposition to be made 
thereof; to create or to authorize the creation of special funds 
for moneys held for construction or operating costs, debt 
service, reserves, or other purposes, and to covenant as to the 
use and disposition of the moneys held in such funds. 

VI. To prescribe the procedure, if any, by which the 
terms of any contract with bondholders may be amended or 
abrogated, the amount of bonds the holders of which must 
consent thereto and the manner in which sucli consent may 
be given. 

VII. To covenant as to the use of any or all of its real 
or personal proi)erty; and to covenant as to the maintenance 
of its real and personal property ; the replacement thereof, the 



196 Chapter 139 [1943 

insurance to be carried thereon and the use and disposition of 
insurance moneys. 

VIII. To covenant as to the rights, liabihties, powers and 
duties arising upon the breach by it of any covenant, con- 
dition, or obligation; and to covenant and prescribe as to 
events of default and terms and conditions upon which any or 
all of its bonds or obligations shall become or may be declared 
due before maturity, and as to the terms and conditions upon 
which such declaration and its consequences may be waived. 

IX. To vest in a trustee or trustees or the holders of 
bonds or any proportion of them the right to enforce the pay- 
ment of the bonds or any covenants securing or relating to 
the bonds; to vest in a trustee or trustees the right, in the 
event of a default by said authority, to take possession and 
use, operate and manage any housing project or part thereof, 
and to collect the rents and revenues arising therefrom and 
to dispose of such moneys in accordance with the agreement 
of the authority with said trustee; to provide for the powers 
and duties of a trustee or trustees and to limit the liabilities 
thereof; and to provide the terms and conditions upon which 
the trustee or trustees or the holders of bonds or any pro- 
portion of them may enforce any covenant or rights securing 
or relating to the bonds. 

X. To exercise all or any part or combination of the powers 
herein granted ; to make covenants other than and in addition 
to the covenants herein expressly authorized, of like or differ- 
ent character; to make such covenants and to do any and all 
such acts and things as may be necessary or convenient or 
desirable in order to secure its bonds, or, in the absolute dis- 
cretion of said authority, as will tend to make the bonds more 
marketable notwithstanding that such covenants, acts or 
things may not be enumerated herein. 

15. Remedies of an Obligee of Authority. An obligee of 
an authority shall have the right in addition to all other rights 
which may be conferred on such obligee, subject only to any 
contractual restrictions binding upon such obligee: 

I. By mandamus, suit, action or proceeding at law or in 
equity to compel said authority and the commissioners, 
officers, agents or employees thereof to perform each and 
every term, provision and covenant contained in any contract 
of said authority with or for the benefit of such obligee, and 



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to require the carrying out of any or all such covenants and 
agreements of said authority and the fulfillment of all duties 
imposed upon said authority by this act. 

II. By suit, action or proceeding, in equity, to enjoin 
any acts or things which may be unlawful, or the violation of 
any of the rights of such obligee of said authority. 

16. Additional Remedies Conferable by Authority. An 
authority shall have power by its resolution, trust indenture, 
mortgage, lease or other contract to confer upon any obligee 
holding or representing a specified amount in bonds, or hold- 
ing a lease, the right (in addition to all rights that may other- 
wise be conferred) , upon the happening of an event of default 
as defined in such resolution or instrument, by suit, action or 
proceeding in any court of competent jurisdiction: 

I. To cause possession of any housing project or any 
part thereof to be surrendered to any such obligee. 

II. To obtain the appointment of a receiver of any 
housing project of said authority or any part thereof and of 
the rents and profits therefrom. If such receiver be appointed, 
he may enter and take possession of such housing project or 
any part thereof and operate and maintain same, and collect 
and receive all fees, rents, revenues, or other charges there- 
after arising therefrom, and shall keep such moneys in a 
separate account or accounts and apply the same in accordance 
with the obligations of said authority as the court shall direct. 

III. To require said authority and the commissioners 
thereof to account as if it and they were the trustees of an 
express trust. 

17. Exemption of Property from Execution Sale. All real 
property of an authority shall be exempt from levy and sale 
by virtue of an execution, and no execution or other judicial 
process shall issue against the same nor shall any judgment 
against an authority be a charge or lien upon its real prop- 
erty; provided, however, that the provision of this section 
shall not apply to or limit the right of obligees to foreclose or 
otherwise enforce any mortgage of an authority or the riglit 
of obligees to pursue any remedies for the enforcement of any 
pledge or lien given by an authority on its rents, fees or 
revenues. 

18. Aid from Federal Government. An authority may 
exercise any or all of its powers for the purpose of cooperating 



198 Chapter 139 [1943 

with, or acting as agent for, the federal government in the 
development or administration of projects by the federal gov- 
ernment to assure the availability of safe and sanitary dwell- 
ings for persons engaged in national war activities and may 
undertake the development or administration of any such 
project for the federal government. In addition to the powers 
conferred upon an authority by other provisions of this act, 
an authority is empowered to borrow money or accept contri- 
butions, grants or other financial assistance from the federal 
government for or in aid of any housing project within its 
area of operation, to take over or lease or manage any housing 
project or undertaking constructed or owned by the federal 
government, and to these ends, to comply with such conditions 
and enter into such mortgages, trust indentures, leases or 
agreements as may be necessary, convenient or desirable. It 
is the purpose and intent of this act to authorize every author- 
ity to do any and all things necessary or desirable to secure 
the financial aid or cooperation of the federal government in 
the undertaking, construction, maintenance or operation of 
any housing project by such authority. 

19. Tax Exemption and Payments in Lieu of Taxes. The 
property of an authority is declared to be pubHc property used 
for essential public and governmental purposes and such prop- 
erty and an authority shall be exempt from all taxes and 
special assessments of the state or any political subdivision 
thereof, provided, however, that in lieu of such taxes an 
authority may agree to make payments to the political sub- 
division for schools, improvements, services, and facilities 
furnished by such subdivision for the benefit of a housing 
project. In no event shall such payments be less than the 
amount last levied as the annual tax by such subdivision upon 
the property included in said project prior to the time of its 
acquisition by the authority. 

20. Cooperation in Undertaking Housing Projects. For the 
purpose of aiding and cooperating in the planning, under- 
taking, construction or operation of housing projects located 
within the area in which it is authorized to act, any muni- 
cipality may upon such terms, with or without consideration, 
as it may determine: 

I. Dedicate, sell, convey or lease any of its interest in 
any property, or grant easements, licenses or any other rights 



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or privileges therein to a housing authority or the federal 
government ; 

II. Cause parks, playgrounds, recreational, community, 
educational, water, sewer or drainage facilities, or any other 
works which it is otherwise empowered to undertake, to be 
furnished adjacent to or in connection with housing projects ; 

III. Furnish, dedicate, close, pave, install, grade, re- 
grade, plan or replan streets, roads, roadways, alleys, side- 
walks or other places which it is otherwise empowered to 
undertake ; 

IV. Plan or replan, zone or rezone any part of such 
municipality; make exceptions from its buildings regulations 
and ordinances; and may change its map; 

V. Cause services to be furnished to the housing author- 
ity of the character which such municipality is otherwise em- 
powered to furnish; 

VI. Enter into agreements with respect to the exercise, 
by such municipality of its powers relating to the repair, 
elimination or closing of unsafe, insanitary or unfit dwellings ; 

VII. Employ (notwithstanding the provisions of any 
other law) any funds belonging to or within the control of 
such municipality, including funds derived from the sale or 
furnishing of property or facilities to a housing authority in 
the purchase of the bonds of an authority; and exercise all 
the rights of any holder of such bonds ; 

VIII. Do any and all things, necessary or convenient to 
aid and cooperate in the planning, undertaking, construction 
or operation of such housing projects; 

IX. Incur the entire expense of any public improvements 
made by such municipality in exercising the powers granted 
in this act; and 

X. Enter into agreements (which may extend over any 
period, notwithstanding any provision or rule of law to the 
contrary), with a housing authority respecting action to be 
taken by such municipality pursuant to any of the powers 
granted by this act. Any law or statute to the contrary not- 
withstanding, any sale, conveyance, lease or agreement pro- 
vided for in this section may be made by a municipality with- 
out appraisal, public notice, advertisement or public bidding. 

XI. With respect to any housing project which a housing 
authority has acquired or taken over from the federal govern- 



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ment and which the housing authority by resolution has 
found and declared to have been constructed in a manner that 
will promote the public interest and afford necessary safety, 
sanitation and other protection, no municipality shall require 
any changes to be made in the housing project or the manner 
of its construction or take any other action relating to such 
construction. 

21. Agreements as to Payments by Housing Authority. 
In connection with any housing project located wholly or 
partly within the area in which it is authorized to act, any 
city by its city councils or town may agree with the housing 
authority that a certain sum shall be paid by the authority 
in lieu of taxes for any year or period of years. 

22. Advances to Housing Authority. Any municipality in 
which a housing authority has been created shall have the 
power from time to time to lend or donate money to such 
authority or to agree to take such action. Such housing 
authority, when it has money available therefor, shall make 
reimbursements for all such loans made to it. 

23. Procedure for Exercising Powers. The exercise by a 
municipality of the powers herein granted may be authorized 
by resolution of the governing body of such municipality 
adopted by a majority of the members of its governing body 
present at a meeting of said governing body. 

24. Reports. At least once a year an authority shall file 
with the city or town clerk a report of its activities for the 
preceding year, and shall make recommendations with refer- 
ence to such additional legislation or other action as it deems 
necessary to carry out the purposes of this act. 

25. Severability. Notwithstanding any other evidence of 
legislative intent, it is hereby declared to be the controlling 
legislative intent that if any provision of this act, or the 
application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held in- 
valid, the remainder of the act and the application of such 
provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to 
which it is held invalid, shall not be affected thereby. 

26. Act Controlling. In so far as the provisions of this 
act are inconsistent with the provisions of any other law, the 
provisions of this act shall be controlling. 

27. The Housing Authority of the City of Manchester. 
The housing authority of the city of Manchester, constituted 



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as provided in chapter 169 of the Revised Laws, is hereby de- 
clared to be the authority for the city of Manchester, au- 
thorized to exercise all the powers set forth in this act. The 
creation of the housing" authority of the city of Manchester 
and all acts and things done to authorize it to transact business 
and to exercise its powers are hereby declared valid and legal 
in all respects. 

28. Effective Dates. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage but no housing- authority shall initiate the develop- 
ment of any project pursuant to this act after declaration by 
the Congress of the United States that the present war is 
terminated. 

[Approved April 28, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 140. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO APPRAISAL AND INDEMNITY OF CONDEMNED 
DOMESTIC ANIMALS. 

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

1. Condemned Domestic Animals. Amend section 53 of 
chapter 229 of the Revised Laws by striking out the words 
"one hundred and twenty-five" in the third line and inserting 
in place thereof the words, one hundred and seventy-five, and 
by inserting after the word "hundred" in the fourth line the 
words, twenty-five, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: 53. Valuation. In making such appraisal, the 
fact that the animals have been condemned for disease shall 
not be considered; but in no case shall it exceed the sum of 
one hundred and seventy-five dollars for grade cattle or two 
hundred and twenty-five for pure bred registered cattle and 
horses. 

2. Temporary Payment of Indemnity. In case of con- 
demned animals the state shall pay the owner, after he has 
filed such certificate or certificates as the commissioner may 
direct, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 229 of tlie 
Revised Laws, one third of the appraised value on all horses 
condemned and killed and for all bovine animals condemned 
and killed an amount not to exceed fifty dollars for a grade 
animal and seventy-five dollars for a registered pure bred 



202 Chapter 140 [1943 

animal providing- that the amount received from salvage, from 
the federal government, and from the state shall not exceed 
the appraised value thereof. The provisions of this section 
shall be in effect for the period of two years from the date 
of the passage of this act and during said two-year period the 
provisions of section 57 of chapter 229 of the Revised Laws 
shall be suspended. 

3. Bonds and Notes Authorized. The state treasurer is 
hereby authorized, with the consent of the governor and 
council, to borrow such sums as are needed from time to time, 
not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars, upon the credit 
of the state, and for that purpose may issue bonds or notes, 
in the name and on behalf of the state of New Hampshire, at 
a rate of interest to be so determined at the time of consent 
to the issue, and said interest to be payable semi-annually. 
Such bonds or notes shall be in such form and such denomina- 
tions as the governor and council may determine, may be 
registerable as to both principal and interest, and shall be 
countersigned by the governor and shall be deemed a pledge 
of the faith and credit of the state. Such bonds or notes shall 
mature in the fiscal year of 1948. 

4. Records and Accounts. The secretary of state and the 
state treasurer shall keep accounts of the bonds and notes 
issued under the provisions of section 3 as they are required 
to keep for the bonds and notes authorized by chapter 159 of 
the Laws of 1939. The treasurer shall negotiate and sell such 
bonds or notes in the same manner as provided in said chap- 
ter 159. 

5. Short-Time Notes. Prior to the issuance of serial 
bonds or notes hereunder the treasurer, with the consent of 
the governor and council, may for the purposes hereof borrow 
money from time to time on short-time loans which may be 
refunded by the issuance of bonds or notes hereunder, pro- 
vided however, that at no time shall the indebtedness of the 
state on such short-time loans and said bonds or notes exceed 
the said sum of one hundred thousand dollars. 

6. Appropriation. The proceeds of the sale of the bonds 
or notes issued and sold under the provisions hereof are 
hereby appropriated for the department of agriculture for use 
in eradicating Bang's disease and for indemnities for bovine 
tuberculosis as provided for in chapter 229 of the Revised 
Laws, as amended by sections 1 and 2 of this act, and un- 



1943] Chapter 141 203 

expended portions of said proceeds remaining in the treasury 
at the end of the fiscal year shall not lapse, but shall be avail- 
able only for the eradication of Bang's disease and for in- 
demnities for bovine tuberculosis. The governor, with the 
advice and consent of the council, shall draw his warrant for 
the payment from the funds provided by this act of sums 
due or expended for the purposes authorized hereunder. 

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

[Approved April 28, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 141. 

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE MUTILATION OF DOGS. 

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

1. Dogs. Amend chapter 180 of the Revised Laws by 
inserting after section 17 the following new sections: 17-a. 
Mutilation Prohibited. Whoever crops or cuts off, or causes 
or procures to be cropped or cut off, except when and as 
certified to be reasonably necessary by a veterinarian duly 
registered under the provisions of chapter 255 of the Revised 
Laws, the whole or any part of the ear of a dog shall be fined 
not more than two hundred and fifty dollars. If a dog with 
an ear cropped or cut off in whole or in part and with the 
wound resulting therefrom unhealed is found confined upon 
the premises or in the charge or custody of any person, such 
fact shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section 
by the person in control of such premises or the person having 
such charge or custody. 17-b. Exhibition of Mutilated Dogs 
Prohibited. Whoever shows or exhibits or procures to be 
shown or exhibited at any dog show or exhibition in the state 
a dog with an ear or ears cropped or cut off, except when 
and as certified to be reasonably necessary by a veterinarian 
duly registered under the provisions of the laws of the state 
of his residence, shall be fined not more than two hundred 
and fifty dollars. 

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

[Approved April 28, 1943.] 



204 Chapters 142, 143 [1943 

CHAPTER 142. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE FISCAL YEAR OF TOWNS AND VILLAGE 

PRECINCTS. 

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

1. Change in Date. Amend chapter 51, section 92, of the 
Revised Laws by striking out all of said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 92. Fiscal Year. The fiscal 
year of towns, village precincts and departments thereof 
excepting school districts shall end on December thirty-first. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect on December 31, 
1944. 

[Approved May 3, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 143. 

AN ACT RELATING TO POSSESSION OF WILD DEER. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene7'al Court convened: 

1. Limitation of Time. Amend section 7 of chapter 242 
of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: 7. Possession of Wild 
Deer. Wild deer, or any part of the carcass thereof, lawfully 
taken may be possessed until February first next following 
the date when taken, and not otherwise except as permitted 
by the director. Possession of wild deer or any part of the 
carcass thereof otherwise than during the open season and 
until the next succeeding February first, except as permitted 
by the director, shall be prima facie evidence that the same 
was unlawfully taken. A person may bring into and possess 
in this state deer lawfully taken in another state, provided 
such person shall obtain from the director within ten days 
after bringing such deer into this state a permit to possess 
such deer. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 4, 1943.] 



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CHAPTER 144. 

AN ACT RELATING TO ASSESSMENT OF GROWING WOOD AND 

TIMBER. 

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

1. Assessment of Growing Wood and Timber. Amend 

section 4 of chapter 76 of the Revised Laws by inserting" after 
the word "land" in the second hne thereof the following: of 
growing wood and timber separately from the land; so that 
said section shall read as follows: 4. Invoices. The select- 
men shall set down in their invoice, in separate columns, the 
value of improved and unimproved land ; of growing wood and 
timber separately from the land; of buildings separately 
assessed; of mills, factories and their machinery, wharves, 
ferries, toll bridges, locks and canals and aqueducts ; the value 
of stock in trade; of carriages; the number and value of 
horses, asses, mules, cows, oxen and other neat stock; of 
sheep, hogs, and fowl; and of all other classes of taxable 
property. 

2. Interpretation. The change in method of assessment 
of real estate by separating the assessment of growing wood 
and timber from that of the land on which it stands, as pro- 
vided in section 1, shall be deemed to be for the purpose of 
information and the selectmen shall not increase the total 
valuation of the property unless it clearly appears from other 
factors that such increase is justified. 

3. Owner's Estimate of Wood and Timber. Amend sec- 
tion 3, chapter 75 of the Revised Laws by adding at the end 
thereof the following : The blank shall also require the owner's 
estimate of the amount and kind of merchantable standing 
wood and timber on each parcel of land owned by him, or 
the amount and kind of merchantable wood and timber owned 
by him and standing on land of another, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: 3. Inventory Blanks. 
The inventory blanks shall be so arranged and formulated as 
to require, under oath, from the person or corporation to be 
taxed, in answer to interrogatories therein stated, a descrip- 
tion of all real estate taxable to the person or corporation, 
and a statement of the gross amount or quantity of each class 
of personal property for which he or it is taxable, and sucli 
other information as will enable the selectmen or assessors 



206 Chapter 145 [1943 

to assess all the taxable property of such person or corpora- 
tion and at its true value; also a list of the shares in railroad 
corporations of this state owned by such person or corporation. 
The blanks shall require the owner's estimate of the value 
of his stock in trade, but not of his other property. The blank 
shall also require the owner's estimate of the amount and 
kind of merchantable standing wood and timber on each parcel 
of land owned by him, or the amount and kind of merchantable 
wood and timber owned by him and standing on land of 
another. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect April 1, 1944. 

[Approved May 4, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 145. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CLASSIFICATION OF POSITIONS AND 
SALARIES OF STATE EMPLOYEES. 

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

1. Classification Plan. The governor and council shall 
within six months of the date of the passage of this act deter- 
mine and establish a plan for the classification of salaries and 
positions for persons in the state service other than (a) those 
elected by popular vote or by the legislature (b) the members 
of the state tax commission (c) those appointed and commis- 
sioned by the governor or the governor and council (d) the 
executive heads of departments and institutions and (e) the 
deputy of any department head provided for by special statute. 
Before adopting such a plan the governor and council shall 
make or cause to be made a survey and study for the purpose 
of ascertaining the duties, authority and responsibilities of 
each position and the minimum qualifications required for the 
satisfactory performance of the duties of each position. Con- 
sideration shall be given to the experience of the state in 
recruiting its personnel, the prevailing rates of pay for com- 
parable services in public and private employment, main- 
tenance and other benefits received by employees and the 
financial condition and policies of the state. Consultation shall 
be had with the appointing authorities, the principal super- 
visory officers and with representatives of the state employees' 
association. 



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2. Plan Shall Include. The plan for the classification of 
salaries and positions shall include a determination of titles 
for each class of positions aptly indicative of the duties per- 
formed and a statement of such duties, a statement of the 
nature of the supervision exercised and supervision received 
and a determination of the minimum qualifications required 
for the positions. The classes of positions shall be grouped 
according to the general nature of the services rendered in 
each class. The plan shall provide minima and maxima rates 
of pay for each and every class of positions and for each 
grade of position within any class and for the method and 
rate of increases in pay within such classes. Appropriate 
lines of promotion shall be indicated. 

3. Adoption of Plan. Upon the adoption of the plan for 
the classification of salaries and positions by the governor 
and council, they shall declare such adoption and on the date 
of such declaration all officers and employees in the state 
service affected thereby shall use the titles, if any, assigned 
to them and they shall immediately receive such pay as the 
governor and council may have determined within the minima 
and maxima rates set forth in the plan; provided that no 
such determination shall be made which will increase the 
total of the salaries of all such officers and employees to an 
amount to exceed two percent of the appropriations made for 
such salaries. 

4. Modifications. The governor and council shall have the 
authority to modify and revise the plan for the classification 
of salaries and positions from time to time as new functions 
or divisions of government are added or eliminated or as 
changes in conditions and circumstances in state service may 
justify. Such modifications or revisions shall become effective 
at such time as the governor and council may determine. 

5. Limitations. No person affected by the plan shall have 
his present salary reduced thereby. No person affected by 
the plan who is receiving more pay than the maximum pro- 
vided for his classification shall be eligible for the pay in- 
creases set up for such class. No classification of positions 
shall be made which will result in the removal from state serv- 
ice of a person otherwise entitled to employment therein. 

6. Comptroller. It shall be the duty of the comptroller to 
administer the plan for classification of salaries and positions 
and a copy of the plan, rules and regulations, and all records 
with reference to the employment of persons in the state 



208 Chapter 146 [1943 

service shall be in his keeping. The titles of all officers and 
employees provided in the plan shall be used for payroll and 
budget making purposes. 

7. Rules and Regulations. The governor and council shall 
adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary for the 
administration of said plan and the carrying out of the pur- 
poses of this act and may modify such rules and regulations 
from time to time, as the need may indicate. 

8. Repeal. All acts or parts of acts fixing titles or salaries 
for persons in the state service affected by the plan are hereby 
repealed as of the date when the governor and council shall 
declare the classification plan provided for hereunder to be in 
effect. 

9. Acts Making Appropriations for Fiscal Years. All 
appropriations made by the legislature for the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 1944 and June 30, 1945, carrying special 
amounts for the salaries of persons in the state service 
affected by this act shall, as of the date of declaration by 
the governor and council provided for by section 3, be deemed 
to be appropriations made for the activities of the particular 
departments concerned and shall be redistributed as salaries 
for particular persons in accordance with the classification 
plan. 

10. Takes Effect. This act shall take eftect upon its 
passage, except as otherwise provided herein. 

[Approved May 4, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 146. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING TOWNS TO MAKE BY-LAWS RELATING TO 
LICENSING TAXICABS. 

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

1. Town By-Laws. Amend chapter 51 of the Revised 
Laws by inserting after section 32 the following new section : 
32-a. Taxicabs. Towns within which any taxicabs shall be 
operated shall have the power to make by-laws relating to 
the licensing of such vehicles therein, fixing reasonable license 
fees therefor, and requiring proof of reasonable insurance or 
bond for the protection of passengers riding therein, and may 
enforce their observance by suitable penalties not exceeding 



1943] Chapter 147 209 

twenty-five dollars for each offense, to inure to such uses as 
said towns may direct. The word "taxicabs" as used in this 
section shall mean any rubber-tired motor vehicle, having a 
manufacturers rated capacity of not more than seven passen- 
gers, used in the call and demand transportation of passengers 
for compensation to or from points chosen or designated by 
the passengers and not operated on a fixed schedule, between 
fixed termini, or any such vehicle leased or rented, or held 
for leasing or renting, with or without driver or operator. 

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

[Approved May 4, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 147. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FORESTRY AND RECREATION 
COMMISSION. 

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

1. Forestry and Recreation Commission. Amend section 1 
of chapter 233 of the Revised Laws by striking out all of 
said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 
1. Commission. There shall be a forestry and recreation 
commission of five members, appointed by the governor, with 
the advice of the council, each for a term of five years. One 
member shall be appointed each year and shall serve until 
his successor is appointed and qualified. Vacancies shall be 
filled for the unexpired term. 

2. Present Commissioners. The present members of the 
commission shall continue in oflice until the expiration of 
their present commissions. The term of office of the member 
of the commission which expires May 1, 1943 shall in the 
first instance be filled for a term of four years. 

3. New Commissioners. Upon the passage of this act, the 
governor, with the advice of the council, shall appoint two 
members of the commission, one of whose term in the first 
instance shall be for three years from May 1, 1943 and the 
other of whose term shall be for five years from May 1, 1943. 

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

[Approved May 4, 1943.] 



210 Chapter 148 [1943 

CHAPTER 148. 

AN ACT TO ABROGATE THE MINIMUM WAGE COMPACT, SO CALLED. 

Whereas, the general court approved and ratified a com- 
pact "for establishing uniform standards for conditions of 
employment, particularly with regard to the minimum wage, 
in states ratifying the same," said compact being usually 
known as the Minimum Wage Compact, which was formulated 
by commissioners and delegates from seven states at Concord, 
on May 29, 1934 ; and 

Whereas, said compact was subsequently ratified by the 
commonwealth of Massachusetts and the state of Rhode 
Island; and 

Whereas, the field of operation of the said compact was 
fully occupied by federal legislation known as the federal 
fair labor standards act or the federal wage and hour law, 
soon after the consent of the Congress of the United States 
to the above named compact was given, and said federal legis- 
lation and the administration thereof, has made said compact 
inoperative and of no eff'ect; and 

Whereas, it is desirable that said compact be abrogated at 
an early date by those states which have ratified the same, 
now therefore, 

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

1. Abrogation of Compact. The compact heretofore de- 
scribed, entitled "Compact for Establishing Uniform Stand- 
ards for Conditions of Employment, Particularly with Regard 
to the Minimum Wage in States Ratifying the Same," is 
hereby abrogated on the part of the state of New Hampshire. 

2. Repeal. Chapter 112 of the Laws of 1935, ratifying 
said compact, is hereby repealed. The commission on inter- 
state compacts affecting labor and industry, created by said 
chapter, is hereby abolished and all records and documents 
of said commission shall be filed in the office of the secretary 
of state. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect if and when 
legislation to abrogate said compact, substantially similar to 
this act, becomes effective in both the state of Rhode Island 
and the commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the secretary 
of state shall send a copy hereof to the governor of each of 
said states. 

[Approved May 4, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 149, 150 211 

CHAPTER 149. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO TUITION FOR PUPILS ATTENDING APPROVED 

SCHOOLS. 

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

1. State Board of Education. Amend section 25 of 
chapter 138 of the Revised Laws by striking- out the same 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 25. Appeal. 
The person applying for the pupil's transfer, or the governing 
board of the school with which the district has made the 
contract, may appeal from the decision of the school board 
to the state board within ten days from the date of the filing 
of the order, or if no order is filed within ten days after the 
application. The state board may upon such appeal, or if 
application is made directly therefor, modify the provisions 
of section 21 when conditions of transportation or accessibility 
require such action for the best interests of the pupil, and the 
order of the board shall be final and binding upon any school 
board affected thereby. 

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

[Approved May 4, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 150.* 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF THE COUNTY 
COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF SULLIVAN. 

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

1. Commissioners for the County of Sullivan. Amend 
section 27, chapter 47, Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 
119 of the Laws of 1943, by striking out the word "nine" 
after the word "Sullivan" and inserting in place thereof the 
word, ten, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows. 27. Commissioners. The annual salary of each 
commissioner 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. 



*See also chapters 179, 195 and 202, post. 



212 Chapter 151 [194S 

In Merrimack, ten hundred dollars. 

In Hillsboroug-h, twenty-one hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, one thousand dollars. 

In Sullivan, ten hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, ten hundred dollars. 

In Carroll and Coos counties, each commissioner, when 
employed in the business of the county, shall receive five 
dollars a day, payable as hereinbefore provided. To the 
foregoing sums shall be added, in all the counties, a reason- 
able sum for all necessary expenses, upon order of the county 
auditors. 

2. Application of Act. The salary increase provided for 
the commissioners for the county of Sullivan by the terms 
of this act shall be effective as of January first, 1943. 

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

[Approved May 4, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 151. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION IN CON- 
NECTION WITH CERTAIN PROJECTS AT THE STATE HOSPITAL. 

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

1. Appropriation. The sum of forty-four thousand dollars 
($44,000) is hereby appropriated to pay for the deficiency in 
the cost of the repair and construction projects at the state 
hospital authorized by chapter 221 of the Laws of 1939. 

2. Bonds or Notes Authorized. In order to provide the 
funds for the appropriation made by the state hereunder the 
state treasurer is hereby authorized, under the direction 
of the governor and council, to borrow upon the credit of the 
state a sum not exceeding forty-four thousand dollars and 
for that purpose may issue bonds or notes in the name and on 
behalf of the state. Such bonds or notes shall be deemed a 
pledge of the faith and credit of the state. 

3. Form; Proceeds of Sale. The governor and council 
shall determine the form of such bonds or notes, their rate of 
interest, 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 
paid, and the time or times of issue. Such bonds or notes 
shall be signed by the treasurer and countersigned by the 



1943] Chapter 152 2i3 

g-overnor. The treasurer may negotiate and sell such bonds 
or notes under the direction of the governor and council in 
such manner 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 for the purposes of this 
act. 

4. 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 
account of each bond or note, showing the number and amount 
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. 

5. Short-Term Notes. Prior to the issuance of the bonds 
or notes 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 notes to be refunded 
by the issuance of the bonds or notes hereunder, provided 
however that at no one time shall the indebtedness of the state 
on such short-term notes exceed the sum of forty-four thou- 
sand dollars. 

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

[Approved May 4, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 152. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERMS OF OFFICE AND POWERS OF THE 
DIRECTORS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE WATER RESOURCES BOARD. 

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

1. Unexpired Term. Amend section 4 of chapter 266 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 4. Management. The man- 
agement of said corporation shall be vested in a board of five 
directors to be appointed by the governor, with the advice 
and consent of the council, one of whom shall be designated 
as chairman. Not more than three of such members shall be 
of the same political party. Each member shall hold office 



214 Chapter 152 [1943 

for five years and until his successor shall have been appointed 
and qualified, and any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired 
term. All the members except the chairman shall serve 
without salary, but they may receive such compensation for 
attending meetings as may be fixed by the governor and 
council, with reasonable expenses incurred in the performance 
of their duties. The chairman shall receive a salary to be 
fixed by the governor and council. The governor and council 
may at any time remove a director for inefficiency, neglect 
of duty, or malfeasance in office; but no director shall be 
removed without a hearing, after notice in writing of the 
charges against him. 

2. Expirations. The terms of office of the present mem- 
bers of the board of directors of New Hampshire water re- 
sources board shall expire as follows: Milton Shapiro on 
October 9, 1943, Waldo W. Buckminster on October 9, 1944, 
John Jacobson, Jr. on October 9, 1945, Patrick J. Hinchey on 
October 9, 1946. The office of the remaining member in which 
there is now a vacancy shall be filled for a period to expire 
October 9, 1947. 

3. Projects, by Whom Operated. Amend section 12 of 
chapter 266 of the Revised Laws by striking out said 
section and inserting in place thereof the following: 12. 
Reservoirs; How Operated. The corporation shall regulate 
and direct the storage and release of water from each reser- 
voir in such manner and at such times as shall be most 
beneficial for regulating the flow of rivers and streams to 
lessen damages resulting from floods and to promote the 
state's industrial and economic welfare by enhancing the 
present and potential water power, for supplying water to 
any political subdivision of the state for public or domestic 
use (provided that any such subdivision shall be required to 
pay to said corporation a fair and reasonable compensation 
as determined by said corporation for water so supplied) and 
subject thereto for water users in accordance with the pro- 
visions of contracts entered into pursuant to section 7. The 
corporation shall not interfere with or obstruct the flow of 
stored water released from any present or future water 
storage or conservation reservoir located up-stream from said 
project. 

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

[Approved May 4, 1943.] 



1943] Chapter 153 215 

CHAPTER 153. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR SAFETY TO LIFE IN PLACES OF ASSEMBLY. 

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

1. Definitions. Terms used in this act shall be construed 
as follows unless a different meaning is clearly apparent from 
the language or content: 

I. "Places of assembly" shall mean a room or space in 
which provision is made for the congregation or assembly of 
one hundred or more persons for religious, recreational, edu- 
cational, political, social or amusement purposes or for the 
consumption of food or drink. For the purpose of this 
definition such room or space shall include any occupied con- 
necting rooms or space in the same story, or in a story or 
stories above or below, where entrance is common to the 
rooms or spaces. 

II. "Licensing agency" shall mean the chief of the fire 
department, the firewards or engineers, if any, otherwise the 
selectmen of the town or the commissioners of village district 
as the case may be. 

III. "Decorative materials" shall mean all combustible 
decorative material, including curtains, acoustical materials, 
streamers, cloth, cotton batting, straw, vines, leaves, trees 
and moss, but not including floor coverings. 

IV. "Aisle" shall mean a direct, safe and continuous 
passageway leading directly to an exit and so arranged as to 
be conveniently accessible at all times. 

V. "Exits" shall mean the exit doorway or doorways, or 
such doorways together with connecting hallways, passage- 
ways or stairways through which persons may pass safely 
from the place of assembly to a street or to an open space 
which provides safe access to a street. Exit ways from any 
room may lead through other rooms of the same tenancy. 

VI. "Exit doorway" shall mean the doorway or other 
opening through which persons may pass in using an exit 
way. 

VII. "Approved" shall mean approved by the licensing 
agency. 

VIII. "Fire resistive" or "flameproof" materials or con- 



216 Chapter 153 [1943 

struction which will satisfactorily resist the efforts of severe 
fire. 

IX. "Frame construction" shall mean construction in 
which wooden framework form& the structural support for en- 
closure walls, floor and roof. 

X. "Balcony" shall mean the first seating tier above the 
main floor and within the place of assembly. 

XL "Gallery" shall mean any seating tier of a place of 
assembly above the balcony. 

XII. "Exit signs" shall mean signs visible from the exit 
approach indicating the way of egress. Sign shall be in plainly 
legible letters not less than six inches high with principal 
strokes of such letters not less than three-quarters inches in 
width. Exit signs shall be suitably illuminated by a reliable 
light source giving an intensity of not less than five-foot 
candles on the illuminated surface. Such illumination shall 
be continuous. Signs shall have white letters on a red or 
green field. 

XIII. "Placard indicating capacity" shall mean a sign of 
suitable size and form to indicate authorized capacity of each 
room in number of occupants other than employees. 

XIV. "Enforcement agency" shall mean the normal law 
enforcing authorities of the state, county, city or town in 
which the place of assembly is located. 

XV. "Gross area" shall be considered as the area within 
the perimeter of the building (no deductions for corridors, 
closets or other subdivisions) used in serving each particular 
occupancy as required under this act at the given floor level. 
For multiple occupancies including classifications not specified 
under this act, licensing agent shall establish the ratio to be 
used. 

2. Places of Assembly. No person shall own or operate a 
place of assembly within this state unless licensed so to do by 
the licensing agency of the city, town or village district where 
said place of assembly is located in accordance with the 
regulations herein promulgated. In the application of this act 
to existing places of assembly the licensing agency may 
modify such of its provisions as would require structural 
changes if in his opinion adequate safety may be obtained 
otherwise and provided that a permanent record is kept of 
such modifications and the reasons therefor. 



1943] Chapter 153 217 

3. Licenses. A permit shall be obtained from the licensing 
agency by the owner or operator of any place of assembly. 
Such permit shall be issued without charge for one year from 
date of issue and shall be revokable for cause. Application 
for permit shall be made to the licensing agency who may 
require building plans, showing type of construction, exits, 
aisles and seating arrangements and details of decorations. 
No permit shall be issued by the licensing agency until the 
provisions of this act have been complied with. 

4. Decorative Materials. 

I. All combustible decorative materials shall be rendered 
flameproof; provided this shall not be required of materials 
not exceeding one sixteenth inch in thickness applied directly 
to and adhering to a non-combustible base. Such flameproof- 
ing, unless certified by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., or 
other laboratories of recognized standing as being of a perma- 
nent nature, shall be tested by the fire department each six 
months and the treatment renewed if necessary. 

IL The use of imitation leather (or other material) con- 
sisting of or coated with a pyroxylin base as decorations is 
prohibited. 

5. Aisles. For each room or space used with chairs alone 
or with tables and chairs, the arrangement shall be such as 
will provide for ready access by aisles to each exit doorway. 
Aisles leading directly to exit doorways shall have not less 
than thirty-six inches clear width which shall not be 
obstructed by chairs, tables or other objects. 

6. Basis for Determining Exits. The basis of exit require- 
ments shall be not over one person to each fifteen square feet 
of gross area occupied. When application is made for a 
permit in which the number of persons to be accommodated, 
either in any given room or space or in the gross area of the 
place of assembly, is greater than this basis, the exit require- 
ments shall be based upon this greater number. Where the 
existing exit facilities for any room or space accommodating 
one hundred or more people are not sufficient on the above 
basis of one person to fifteen square feet, the number of 
persons permitted shall be reduced in proportion to the exits 
existing. 

7. Exit Doorways. 

L Every room, gallery, balcony, tier or other space 
having a capacity of one hundred or more persons shall have 



218 Chapter 153 [1943 

at least two exit doorways. In existing places of assembly 
located on the first or grade floor a single exit doorway may 
be used to provide exit for not more than two hundred per- 
sons provided the doorway has a clear width of not less than 
forty-four inches. The exit doorways shall be so located that 
no point in the room or space is more than one hundred feet 
distant from an exit doorway, measured along the line of 
travel. 

II. The aggregate clear width of doorways serving as 
required exits shall be not less than at the rate of twenty-two 
inches for every one hundred persons to be accommodated. 
No exit doorway shall have a clear width of less than thirty- 
four inches, corresponding to a nominal thirty-six-inch door. 

III. Exit doorways shall be located with proper regaid 
to safety of the occupants and ease of exit. The size and 
shape of the room or space, the accessibility of streets and 
open spaces, the ability to use horizontal exits and the de- 
sirability of good separation of exit doorways shall be con- 
sidered. 

8. Exit Ways. Every room, gallery, balcony, tier or other 
space having a capacity of more than two hundred persons 
shall have at least two exit ways, and where the capacity is 
more than six hundred persons at least three exit ways, and 
where the capacity is more than one thousand persons at least 
four exit ways. Such required exit ways may use communi- 
cating hallways, corridors or passageways, and exit ways 
from two or more separate places of assembly may use common 
interior stairways, but the required exit ways for any one 
place of assembly shall not use a common interior stairway. 

9. Exit Doors. 

I. All exit doors in rooms occupied by fifty or more 
persons and all exit doors in exit ways from places of 
assembly shall be hung to swing in the direction of exit 
travel, but this requirement shall not be construed to prohibit 
doors swinging both inwards and outwards. 

II. Revolving doors shall not be used in required exit 
ways except under one or more of the following conditions : 

(a) Where the place of assembly is in a building of 
fireproof construction, with no hangings, draperies or decora- 
tions of cloth or paper, other than flameproofed curtains. 

(b) Where the place of assembly and the remainder of 
the building are protected by an automatic sprinkler system. 



1943] Chapter 153 219 

(c) Where the place of assembly has a capacity of not 
over two hundred persons and has no hangings, draperies or 
decorations of cloth or paper other than flameproofed curtains,, 
and there is an exit door of the swinging type adjacent to 
each revolving door. 

(d) Where a place of refuge is provided for all 
occupants of the place of assembly in portions of the build- 
ing between the exit doors of the place of assembly and the 
revolving doors, and there is an exit door of the swinging 
type adjacent to each revolving door. Such place of refuge 
may consist of hallways, stairways, or areas separated from 
the place of assembly by fire walls or fire partitions. 

III. Revolving doors may be used in exit ways only at 
points of egress from the first story above grade. 

IV. All revolving doors in exit ways shall be of an 
approved type which will collapse under pressure, and only the 
width of one leaf shall be considered in figuring exit require- 
ments. Employees shall be instructed in the method of 
collapsing revolving doors, and the doors shall be tested by 
collapsing at least once a month. 

V. During the period of occupancy, no exit door shall be 
locked, bolted, or otherwise fastened so that the door cannot 
be opened from the inside by the use of the ordinary door 
knob or by pressure on the door or on a panic release device. 

In a place of assembly with a permitted capacity in excess 
of five hundred, and elsewhere where deemed necessary, the 
exit doors shall be provided with approved panic bar release 
device. 

10. Marking of Exits. 

I. In rooms accommodating more than seventy-five per- 
sons, required exit doorways, other than those normally used 
for entrance, shall be plainly marked by approved exit signs, 
sufficiently illuminated when the floor area is occupied, to be 
readily distinguished. 

II. Directional signs, as required, shall be placed on walls 
or otherwise displayed in conspicuous locations to direct 
occupants to exits. 

11. Electric Wiring. Electric wiring and equipment shall 
be installed in accordance with the National Electrical Code. 

12. Lighting of Exits. 

I. Required exit ways shall be kept adequately lighted 



220 Chapter 153 [1943 

at all times that the place of assembly served thereby is 
occupied. 

IT. Where the number of persons exceeds seventy-five 
in any room the artificial lighting of the room and of exit 
ways therefrom shall be by electricity so arranged and 
supplied that interruption of supply to any lighting branch 
circuit will not result in extinguishment of all the lights in 
the room or all the lights along any exit way. 

13. Use of Exits. No part of a stairway, whether interior 
or exterior, nor of a fire tower, nor of a hallway, corridor, 
vestibule, balcony or bridge leading to a stairway or exit of 
any kind, shall be used in any way that will obstruct its use 
as an exit or that will present a hazard of fire, 

14. Stairways. 

I. Construction. Where a place of assembly is located 
above the second story above grade interior exit stairways 
shall continue to the roof; provided that in case of roofs 
having a pitch exceeding one in four, such stairways shall not 
extend through the roof but shall be connected by a com- 
municating hallway in the top story. All stairways shall have 
solid risers securely fastened in place. When treads or land- 
ings are of slate, marble, stone or composition, they shall be 
suitably supported for their entire length and width. Treads 
and landings shall be constructed and maintained in a manner 
to prevent persons from slipping thereon. 

II. Enclosures for Stairways. Every interior stair- 
way constituting part of an exit way from a place of assembly 
shall be enclosed with partitions having a fire resistance rating 
of not less than two hours, provided that in existing build- 
ings the enclosure shall have a fire resistance rating of not 
less than one hour. 

III. Width of Stairways and Connecting Passage- 
ways. The aggregate width of exit stairways in any story 
shall be not less than at the rate of twenty-two inches for 
every one hundred persons to be accommodated by such stair- 
way. The minimum width shall be thirty-six inches. The 
hallway or corridor connecting a stairway with the exit doors 
leading to the street, or to a court or open space communi- 
cating with a street, shall have a clear width of not less than 
the aggregate required widths of stairways served thereby. 

IV. Treads and Risers. Risers shall not exceed seven 
and three-quarters inches in height, and treads, exclusive of 



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nosing, shall be not less than nine and one-half inches wide. 
Treads and risers shall be of uniform width and height in any 
one story. The use of winders is prohibited in required stair- 
ways. 

V. Ramps used as required exit ways shall have a 
gradient not exceeding one foot in ten. 

VI. No place of assembly shall be allowed above the 
third floor in any frame building. 

VII. All exterior stairways shall be constructed of non- 
combustible material, except that wooden construction may be 
permitted on existing buildings occupied by places of assembly 
on the second floor where the stairway extends at right angles 
to the building wall, or there are no openings below or within 
ten feet of the stairway. 

15. Ash Trays. Where smoking is permitted, there shall 
be provided on each table and at other convenient places suit- 
able non-combustible ash trays or match receivers. 

16. Fire Appliances. 

I. The licensing agency shall survey, or cause to be 
surveyed, each place of assembly and shall designate suitable 
fire appliances in and near boiler rooms, kitchens, storage 
rooms and other occupied areas where such appliances are 
deemed to be needed. Such fire appliances may consist of 
automatic alarm systems, automatic sprinklers, standpipe and 
hose or portable extinguishers. 

II. All fire appliances shall be kept in working condi- 
tion; all extinguishers and hose and similar appliances shall 
be visible and handy at all times. It shall be the duty of the 
owner and the occupant of each building, or part of a build- 
ing, occupied as a place of assembly to properly train sufficient 
regular employees in the use of fire appliances that such 
appliances can be quickly put in operation. 

17. Inspection by Licensing Agency. The licensing agency 
shall inspect, or cause to be inspected, each place of assembly. 
Such inspection shall be at least semi-annually and at such 
times, including time of occupancy and use, as to assure 
compliance with these regulations and such orders as may be 
issued in connection with the maintenance of aisle space, the 
prevention of overcrowding, the use of decorations, the main- 
tenance of exits, collapse of revolving doors, and the mainte- 
nance of fire appliances. Where conditions are unsatisfactory, 
written orders for immediate correction shall be given. 



222 Chapter 154 [1943 

18. Appeal. Every person aggrieved by any decision of 
such inspectors or licensing agency may appeal therefrom to 
the superior court. Any justice of the court, in term time or 
vacation, upon reasonable notice, may inquire into the facts 
by a committee or otherwise and affirm or overrule the order 
appealed from; and may make such further orders as justice 
may require. 

19. Placard Indicating Capacity. A placard indicating the 
capacity of any room in number of occupants, other than em- 
ployees, shall be displayed in a prominent place. Licensee shall 
not permit congregation or assembly of persons in excess of 
the indicated capacity. 

20. Enforcement. The law enforcing authorities of the 
state, counties or any city or town, are authorized to prosecute 
any violations of this act. 

21. Conflict. When, in any specific case, different pro- 
visions of this act shall conflict with other state or municipal 
regulations, the most restrictive requirements shall govern. 

22. Penalty. Every person who shall let or use any build- 
ing for the purposes specified in this act after required per- 
mit has been denied or rescinded, or anyone violating any 
provisions of this act, shall be fined not more than five hun- 
dred dollars, or imprisoned not more than six months, or both. 

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

[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 154. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO DUTIES OP THE STATE PLANNING AND 
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION. 

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

1. State Planning and Development Commission. Amend 
chapter 27 of the Revised Laws by inserting after section 42 
the following new section: 42-a. Ski Traffic. The commis- 
sion is authorized and directed to confer and cooperate with 
agencies interested in the problem of the control of ski traffic, 
to study such problem and make recommendations from time 
to time to the legislature, and to serve in an advisory capacity 



1943] Chapters 155, 156 223 

on all ski developments, when requested to do so. The commis- 
sion is further authorized to appoint an advisory committee to 
assist in the studies outlined herein, provided that no person 
appointed on such a committee shall be entitled to compensa- 
tion or expenses from the commission. 

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

[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 155. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO MT. SUNAPEE TRAMWAY. 

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

1. Appropriation Extended. The appropriation made for 
the construction of a tramway on Mt. Sunapee in the town of 
Newbury, as provided by chapter 190 of the Laws of 1941, 
shall not lapse but shall be made available for the purposes of 
said act until June 30, 1945. The time for undertaking the 
construction of said tramway project shall be left to the sole 
discretion and judgment of the governor and council. 

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

[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 156. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PURCHASE OF CERTAIN LAND IN THE 
TOWN OF CONWAY. 

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

1. Purchase Authorized. The governor and council may 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, as hereinafter provided, for 
public recreational and park purposes a tract of seventy acres 
more or less of land surrounding Echo Lake and extending to 
the East Side road, so called, in the town of Conway. 

2. Eminent Domain. If the governor and council for the 
purposes aforesaid deem it desirable or necessary to acquire 



224 Chapter 157 [1943 

such real estate by eminent domain proceedings, said real 
estate shall be acquired under the procedure provided in sec- 
tions 24 to 33 of chapter 27 of the Revised Laws. 

3. Appropriation; Contingency. A sum of not exceeding 
five thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars is hereby appro- 
priated for the purpose of paying one-half the cost of 
acquisition specified in section 1, provided that said appro- 
priation shall not be available until there is raised by sub- 
scriptions of interested persons or made available from other 
private or public sources a like sum for the same purpose. 
Sums so subscribed and otherwise made available shall be 
paid to and kept by the state treasurer in a separate account 
in the state treasury for the purposes of this act alone and the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the 
sum appropriated by the state, or so much thereof as may be 
necessary, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

4. Maintenance. The real estate acquired according to the 
provisions thereof shall be maintained under the supervision 
of the forestry and recreation commission. 

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

[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 157. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO DISINTERMENT OF DEAD HUMAN BODIES. 

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

1. Disinterment. Amend section 51 of chapter 168 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out the same and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 51. Required. No interment of the 
dead body of a human being, nor disposition thereof in a 
tomb or vault, shall be made without a permit, nor otherwise 
than in accordance with it. No disinterment, except as 
otherwise herein provided, of the dead body of a human being 
shall be made without a permit therefor from the state board 
of health, countersigned by the local health officer, nor other- 
wise than in accordance with such permit. Such disinterment 
permit shall not be required for removal of such dead body 



1943] Chapter 158 225 

from a tomb or vault for the purpose of burial, for reinter- 
ment of dead bodies after discontinuance of a public cemetery, 
as provided in sections 9 and 10 of chapter 68 of the Revised 
Laws, nor in case where an autopsy has been ordered by a 
county solicitor or the attorney general. No person shall 
assist in, assent to or allow, an interment or disinterment to 
be made until a permit has been obtained as provided in this 
section. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this 
section relative to disinterment shall be punished as provided 
in section 15, chapter 442, of the Revised Laws. 

2. Penalties. Amend section 15 of chapter 442 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out the same and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 15. Disinterments. If any person, 
except as otherwise provided in section 51 of chapter 168 of 
the Revised Laws, shall dig up, remove or carry away any 
human body or the remains thereof, or shall conceal the same, 
knowing it to have been illegally dug up, he shall be im- 
prisoned not more than one year, or fined not more than two 
thousand dollars, or both. 

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

[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 158.* 

AN ACT RELATING TO A STATE FISH AND GAME REFUGE ON THE 
BEAR BROOK AREA. 

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

1. State Fish and Game Refuges. Amend chapter 246 of 
the Revised Laws by inserting after section 12 the following 
new section: 12-a. Bear Brook State Game Refuge. The 

limitations as to the area within refuges on publicly owned 
lands and as to distances between refuges as provided for in 
section 11 of this chapter shall not prohibit the establishment 
of a game refuge on the Bear Brook area so-called in the 
towns of Allenstown, Ueerfield, Candia and Hooksett now in 
process of transfer from the United States to tlie state of 



* See also chapter 44, ante. 



226 Chapter 159 [1943 

New Hampshire for public park, recreational and conservation 
purposes, provided that not less than two thousand acres 
within the boundaries of the area under transfer to the state 
shall be open to deer hunting and that all of said area shall 
be open to fishing in accordance with the laws of this state. 
If such a refuge is established, the expense of policing the 
refuge shall be assumed by the director. 

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

[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 159. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE LIMITATION ON APPROPRIATIONS IN 
TOWNS ADOPTING THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET LAW. 

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

1. Municipal Budget Law. Amend section 4 of chapter 52 
of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 80 of the Laws 
of 1943, by striking out the words "the total amount appro- 
priated for any one item shall not exceed by more than ten 
per cent the total amount specified in the budget for said 
item" so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
4. Limitation. So long as the provisions of this chapter 
shall remain in force in any town the total amount appro- 
priated at any annual meeting shall not exceed by more than 
ten per cent the total amount specified in the budget for said 
meeting, and no appropriation shall be made for any purpose 
not included in said budget, provided, however, that the 
budget committee may also submit, without approval items 
which they do not wish to recommend but which they believe 
the voters should be allowed to consider and act upon, either 
favorably or unfavorably. Money may be raised and appro- 
priated for such items, but not to an amount which would in- 
crease the total appropriations, as recommended by the budget 
committee, by more than the ten per cent allowed hereunder. 

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

[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



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CHAPTER 160. 

AN ACT RELATING TO CAPITAL RESERVE FUNDS OF TOWNS, 
DISTRICTS, WATER DEPARTMENTS, AND COUNTIES. 

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

1. Establishment of Reserves Authorized. Any town, 
village district, or county, as provided by section 2, may raise 
and appropriate money for the establishment of a capital re- 
serve fund for the financing of all or part of the cost of (a) 
the construction, reconstruction or acquisition of a specific 
capital improvement, or the acquisition of a specific item or 
specific items of equipment, or (b) the construction, recon- 
struction, or acquisition of a type of capital improvement or 
the acquisition of a type of equipment. 

2. Meetings. Except as provided in section 5, the author- 
ity granted by section 1 shall be exercised only by a majority 
vote of the legal voters present and voting at an annual meet- 
ing, in the case of a town or village district, or by majority 
vote of the county delegation, in the case of a county. The 
warrant for a town or village district meeting, to consider the 
establishment of such a reserve, shall include an article dis- 
tinctly stating the purposes for which such reserve is to be 
established. 

3. Exception. The authority hereby granted shall not be 
exercised by any city, except as may be necessary in con- 
nection with the authority granted by section 5. • 

4. Payments into Fund. There may be paid into any such 
capital reserve fund, except as provided in section 5, such 
amounts as may from time to time be raised and appropriated 
therefor, within the limits as provided in section 6, and any 
such town, district or county may also vote to transfer to 
said fund, under a proper article in the warrant in the case 
of a town or district, any of its unencumbered surplus funds 
remaining on hand at the end of any fiscal year. 

5. Water Departments. Any water works department of 
a city or town, organized by general law or special act of the 
legislature and financed principally by water rentals, may, by 
unanimous vote of the members of its water board or commis- 
sioners charged with the administration thereof, establish a 
capital reserve fund for said department for the purposes as 



228 Chapter 160 [1943 

provided in section 1. Such reserve shall be established only 
from surplus from water rentals and no part thereof shall be 
made from appropriations by said city or town. 

6. Limitations on Appropriations. No town or village dis- 
trict shall raise and appropriate in any one year for such 
reserve an amount in excess of one tenth of one per cent of 
the last assessed valuation of said towai or district ; no county 
shall raise and appropriate for such reserve an amount in 
excess of one hundredth of one per cent of the last assessed 
valuation of said county. 

7. Investment. The moneys in each such fund shall be 
kept in a separate account and not intermingled with other 
funds of said municipality. Said capital reserve fund 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 bonds or notes of this state 
and when so invested the trustees hereinafter named shall 
not be liable for the loss thereof. Any interest earned or 
capital gains realized on the moneys so invested shall accrue 
to and become a part of the fund. Deposits in banks shall be 
made in the name of the town, district or county which holds 
the same as a reserve, and it shall appear upon the book 
thereof that the same is a capital reserve fund. 

8. Trustees of Funds. The trustees of trust funds of a 
town or city shall have custody of any capital reserve of a 
town, district or water departments therein, and the county 
treasurer of a county shall have custody of any capital re- 
serve of his county. Said trustees or treasurer shall give 
bond in such amount and in such form as the state tax com- 
mission shall prescribe, and any such trustee or treasurer who 
shall make any payment of income or principal from any such 
capital reserve fund before the approval of his bond in writing 
by the tax commission shall be personally liable to the town, 
district, department or county for any loss resulting from 
such payment, to be recovered for the town, district, depart- 
ment or county at the suit of any citizen. The expenses of 
said trustees or treasurer in said capacity and the expense of 
their bonds shall be charged as incidental town, district, de- 
partment or county charges. 

9. Expenditures. Persons holding said capital reserve 



1943] Chapter 160 229 

funds in trust, as hereinbefore provided, shall hold the same 
until such time as the town, district or county, in the manner 
prescribed by section 2, shall have named trustees or agents 
of the town, district or county to carry out the objects desig- 
nated by said town, district or count3^ In the case of a 
water works department, as provided in section 5, the water 
board or commissioners thereof shall determine when ex- 
penditures from said reserve shall be made. Expenditures 
from said capital reserve funds shall be made only for or in 
connection with the purposes for which said fund was estab- 
lished, or as amended as provided by the next succeeding 
section. 

10. Change of Purpose. After the purpose for which a 
capital reserve fund is established has been determined no 
change shall be made in the purpose, for which said fund may 
be expended unless and until such change has been author- 
ized by a vote of two thirds of all the voters present and 
voting at an annual town or district meeting, in the case of a 
town or district, or by vote of two thirds of the entire 
membership of a county delegation, in case of a county, or by 
unanimous vote of the water board or commissioners of the 
water department, in the case of a water works department, 
as provided in section 5. 

11. Audit; Records. The accounts of the persons holding 
capital reserve funds shall be audited annually by the auditor 
of the town, in the case of a town, district, or water works de- 
partment, or by the tax commission, in the case of a county, 
the securities shall be exhibited to said auditor or commission, 
and said auditor or commission shall certify the facts found 
by the audit and the list of all securities held. Said persons 
holding said funds shall keep a record of all such capital re- 
serve funds in a record book, which shall be open to the in- 
spection of all persons of their town, district, or county 
respectively. 

12. Prohibition. No person holding in custody such 
capital reserve fund shall make any payment of income or 
principal or authorize the same to be done except in accord- 
ance with the provisions hereof. Any person violating the 
provisions of this section shall be fined not exceeding five 
hundred dollars. 

13. Takes Effect; Limitation. This act shall take effect 
upon its passage, provided, however, that no appropriations 



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for such capital reserves shall be made, nor shall any town, 
district, water department or county transfer to any such 
reserve any of its surplus funds, after July 1, 1945. 
[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 161. 



AN ACT CONCERNING LIENS OF FACTORS UPON MERCHANDISE OR 

THE PROCEEDS THEREOF AND THE ASSIGNMENT OF 

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE. 

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

1. Merchandise and Assignment of Accounts Receivable. 

Amend the Revised Laws by inserting after chapter 262 the 
following new chapter: 

Chapter 262-A 

Factors Liens 

1. Factors Liens. If so provided by any written agree- 
ment, all factors shall have a continuing general lien upon all 
merchandise from time to time consigned to or pledged with 
them, whether in their constructive, actual or exclusive 
occupancy or possession or not, and upon any accounts re- 
ceivable or other proceeds resulting from the sale or other 
disposition of such merchandise, for all their loans and ad- 
vances to or for the account of the person creating the lien 
(hereinafter called the borrower), together with interest 
thereon, and also for any commission, charges, and expenses 
properly chargeable against or due from said borrower and 
for the amount due upon any notes or other obligations given 
to or received by them for or on account of any such loans 
or advances, interest, commission, charges, and expenses, 
and such lien shall be valid from the time of fihng the notice 
hereinafter referred to, and whether such merchandise shall 
be in existence at the time of the agreement creating the lien 
or at the time of the filing such notice or shall come into 
existence subsequently thereto or shall subsequently thereto 
be acquired by the borrower; provided, there shall be placed 
and maintained on the door or in a conspicuous place at the 



1943] Chapter 161 231 

main entrance of the store, loft or other premises in or at 
which such merchandise, or any part thereof, shall be located, 
kept or stored, a sign on which appears in legible English the 
name of the factor and a designation of said factor as factor ; 
and provided, further, that a notice of the lien is recorded, as 
hereinafter provided, stating: 

a. The name of the factor, the name under which the 
factor does business, if an assumed name ; the principal place 
of business of the factor within the state, or if he has no 
place of business within the state, his principal place of busi- 
ness outside of this state; and if the factor is a partnership 
or association, the name of the partners, and if a corporation, 
the state under whose laws it was organized. 

b. The name of the borrower, and the interest of such 
person in the merchandise, as far as known to the factor. 

c. The general character of merchandise subject to the 
lien, or which may become subject thereto, and the period of 
time during which such loans or advances may be made 
under the terms of the agreement providing for such loans oi 
advances and for such lien. Amendments of the notice may 
be recorded from time to time specifying any changes in the 
information contained in the original or prior notices. 

2. Record. Such notice must be verified under oath by 
the factor or his agent, to the effect that the statements 
therein contained are true to the best of his knowledge. It 
must be recorded in the office of the town clerk where the 
borrower resides, if the borrower is a resident of this state, 
otherwise in the office of the town clerk where such merchan- 
dise is located. The town clerk shall provide and maintain a 
separate index for such notices which shall show in separate 
columns the names of the parties named in each notice under 
the head of "borrower" and "factor", the date when the same 
was received for record and the general character of the 
merchandise as therein stated. The names of the persons 
creating the liens as stated in the notice shall be arranged in 
alphabetical order under the head of "borrowers." Town 
clerks shall receive ten cents for indexing each such notice 
in addition to the regular fee for recording. 

3. Effect of Record. Such notice may be recorded at any 
time after the making of the agreement and shall be effectual 



232 Chapter 161 [1943 

from the time of the recording thereof as against all claims of 
creditors in or against such merchandise thereafter arising, 
except any common-law or statutory liens of processors, 
mechanics, artisans, or others, subsequently attaching to such 
merchandise by reason of work or services rendered thereon, 
and also except any common-law or statutory liens in favor 
of any third party upon or in such merchandise which were 
duly recorded or were otherwise valid against the factor and 
in existence at the time of the recording of the notice. 

4. Discharge. Upon the payment or satisfaction of in- 
debtedness secured by any lien specified in this chapter, the 
factor or his legal representative, upon the request of any 
person interested in the said merchandise, must sign and 
acknowledge a certificate setting forth such payment or satis- 
faction. The town clerk or clerks with whom the notice of 
lien is recorded must, on receipt of such certificate, record the 
same and write the word "discharged" or "partially dis- 
charged", as the case may be, in the index book where the 
notice of lien is entered, opposite the entry thereof and of 
each amendment thereof, and the lien is thereby discharged. 
He shall record the certificate itself, or make a reference to 
the record thereof, in the margin of the record of the original 
notice. All notices of liens recorded pursuant to this chapter 
and not satisfied by recording a certificate setting forth pay- 
ment or satisfaction thereof shall be deemed to be and remain 
in full force and effect under this chapter without further or 
other recording. 

5. Lien on Bills Receivable. If any agreement provides for 
a right to or lien upon accounts receivable or other proceeds 
arising out of the performance of work, labor or services or 
resulting from or which may result from a sale or sales of 
merchandise, whether or not such merchandise or a part 
thereof is subject to the lien, such right or lien upon such 
accounts receivable or the proceeds shall not be void or 
ineffectual as against creditors or otherwise by reason of 
failure to make or deliver a further assignment of any such 
account; provided, a bill, invoice, statement or notice shall be 
mailed, sent or delivered to the person owing such account 
receivable stating in substance that the account is payable to 
the factor, and such mailing, sending or delivery of such bill 



1943] Chapter 161 233 

invoice, statement or notice shall have the same effect as a 
formal assignment of such account to the factor named there- 
in; provided, however, that the making and delivery of any 
such further or formal assignment shall, in and of itself, give 
to the factor a right to or lien upon the account receivable 
assigned and to the proceeds thereof, effectual as against all 
claims of creditors of the assignor, irrespective of whether or 
not such bill, invoice, statement or notice shall be mailed, sent 
or delivered to the person owing such account receivable 
stating in substance that the account is payable to the factor. 
If merchandise sold, or any part thereof, is returned to or 
recovered by the assignor from the person owing the account 
receivable and is thereafter dealt with by him as his own 
property, or if the assignor grants credits, allowances or 
adjustments to the person owing an account receivable, the 
right to or lien of the factor upon any balance remaining 
owing on such account receivable and his right to or lien upon 
any other account receivable assigned to him shall not be in- 
validated, irrespective of whether the factor shall have con- 
sented to the acts of the assignor. 

6. Common Law Lien. When any factor, or any third 
party for the account of any such factor, shall have possession 
of goods and merchandise, such factor shall have a continu- 
ing general lien, as set forth in section 1 of this chapter, with- 
out recording the notice and posting the sign provided for in 
this chapter. 

7. Construction. This act is to be construed liberally to 
secure the beneficial interest and purposes thereof. A sub- 
stantial compliance with its several provisions shall be 
sufficient for the validity of a lien and to give jurisdiction to 
the courts to enforce the same. Nothing in this chapter shall 
be construed as affecting or limiting any existing or future 
lien at common law or any rights at common law, or any right 
given by any other statute or provision of the Revised Laws. 

8. Application. As to any transaction falling within the 
provisions both of this chapter and of any other law requiring 
filing or recording, notice, consent, or formalities of execution, 
the factor shall not be required to comply with both, but by 
complying with the provisions of either, at his election, may 
have the protection given by the law complied with. 



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9. Definitions. The terms "factor" and "factors" where- 
ever used in this chapter include banks or other persons, 
firms, and corporations, and their successors in interest, en- 
gaged in whole or in part in the business of factoring or 
financing purchases, manufacture or sales of merchandise or 
of purchasing or lending on the security of receivables arising 
out of such sales who, as part of or incidental to such business, 
lend upon the security of merchandise, and any consignee or 
consignees, pledgee or pledgees, who advance money on 
merchandise consigned to or pledged with them, whether or 
not such consignees or pledgees are employed to sell such 
merchandise, and their successors in interest. 

The term "merchandise" wherever used in this chapter 
shall mean any and all goods, wares and merchandise, raw, 
wrought or in process. 

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

[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 162. 

AN ACT RELATING TO POWERS OF ATTORNEY BY PERSONS IN 
MILITARY SERVICE. 

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

1. Powers of Attorney by Persons in Military Service. 

Amend chapter 383 of the Revised Laws by inserting at the 
end thereof the following new section: 5. Death of Prin- 
cipal, Effect of. No agency created by a power of attorney in 
writing given by a principal who is in the military service of 
the United States, whether a member of the army of the 
United States, the United States navy, the marine corps, the 
coast guard, or otherwise detailed for duty with the armed 
forces of the United States, or given by a principal sub- 
sequently entering such service, shall be revoked or termi- 
nated by the death of the principal while in such service, as 
to one who without notice of such death, in good faith and 
under circumstances repelling the imputation of fraud or 



1943] Chapter 163 235 

negligence, deals with the agent of such principal, believing 
upon good reason that the agency still exists. 

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

[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 163. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO LEGAL INVESTMENTS FOR SAVINGS BANKS. 

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

1. Securities of Domestic Casualty Insurance Companies. 

Amend paragraph XIV of section 12 of chapter 310 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out said paragraph and inserting 
in place thereof the following: XIV. New Hampshire Com- 
panies. 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 organized under the laws of and en- 
gaged 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 com- 
pany 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. D. The stock or certificates of interest in any casualty 
insurance company organized under the laws of and engaged 
in business in this state with a capital stock of not less than 
five hundred thousand dollars and an unimpaired surplus of 
not less than five hundred thousand dollars, provided that such 



236 Chapter 164 [1943 

company has earned in four of the five years next preceding 
such investment, net income available for dividends on the en- 
tire outstanding issues of stock in question, of at least four 
per cent per annum. Not exceeding two per cent of the de- 
posits shall be invested under the provisions of this paragraph, 
and no bank shall hold more than five per cent of the outstand- 
ing stock of any such company. 

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

[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 164. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FULL RECIPROCAL PRIVILEGES IN THE 
OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 

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

1. Operation Without Registration, Reciprocity. A motor 
vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer owned by a non-resident and 
duly registered for the current year in the state, district or 
country of which the owner is a resident may be operated upon 
the highways of this state without registration under this 
chapter to the extent, as to period of operation and otherwise, 
that the state, district or country of registration grants sub- 
stantially similar privileges in the case of such vehicles owned 
by residents of this state and registered under its laws. The 
commissioner shall determine whether privileges granted by 
such states, districts or countries are substantially similar to 
those granted by this state and his determination shall be 
final. 

2. Laws Suspended. During the time this act is in effect 
the provisions of sections 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 38 of chap- 
ter 116 of the Revised Laws, relative to operation of motor 
vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers by nonresidents, are here- 
by suspended, in so far as the provisions thereof may be in- 
consistent with the provisions of section 1 of this act. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage and shall be in effect until March 31, 1945. 

[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 165, 166 237 

CHAPTER 165. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN LAND ON 
LONG ISLAND IN THE TOWN OF MOULTONBOROUGH. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Ge7ieral Court convened: 

1. Long Island Recreational Area. Amend section 3 of 
chapter 191 of the Laws of 1939, as amended by section 2 of 
chapter 72 of the Laws of 1941, by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 3. Appro- 
priation. The sum of three thousand dollars, or so much 
thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated for the 
purpose of paying damages assessed in connection with the 
acquisition by the state of the recreational area on Long 
Island in the town of Moultonborough, as provided in section 1. 
No payment shall be made to the town of Moultonborough, 
from said appropriation, for any interest said town may have 
in the real estate acquired under the authority of this chapter. 
The appropriation made hereunder shall not lapse but shall be 
available for the purposes hereof until final determination of 
the eminent domain proceedings hereunder begun. The gov- 
ernor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the sum 
hereby appropriated, or such part thereof as may be necessary 
for the purposes hereof, out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

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

[Approved May 6, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 166. 

AN ACT GOVERNING MEDICAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS. 

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

1. Medical Service Corporations. Amend the Revised 
Laws by inserting after cliapter 334 tlie following new 
chapter : 



238 Chapter 166 [1948 

Chapter 334-A 

Medical Service Corporations 

1. Definition. A medical service corporation is defined as 
a non-profit sharing corporation without capital stock organ- 
ized under the laws of the state for the purpose of establish- 
ing, maintaining and operating a non-profit medical service 
plan whereby medical service may be provided at the expense 
of said corporation by physicians to subscribers to said plan 
under contract entitling such subscribers to certain medical 
service. A non-profit medical service plan is any plan or 
arrangement operated by a medical service corporation under 
the provisions of this chapter, and whereby the expense of 
medical service to subscribers and other covered dependents is 
paid by the corporation to participating physicians of such 
plans or arrangements. A subscriber is a person to whom a 
subscription certificate is issued by the corporation and which 
sets forth the kinds and extent of medical services for 
which the corporation is liable to make payment and which 
constitutes the contract between the subscriber and the 
corporation. A covered dependent is the spouse, an adult de- 
pendent or a child or an adopted child of the subscriber who 
is named in the subscription certificate issued to the sub- 
scriber and with respect to whom appropriate premium is 
specified in the certificate. A participating physician is any 
physician duly licensed to practice medicine in the state of 
New Hampshire pursuant to chapter 250 of the Revised Laws, 
who agrees in writing with the corporation to perform the 
medical services specified in the subscription certificates 
issued by the corporation and at such rates of compensation 
as shall be determined by its board of trustees and who agrees 
to abide by the by-laws, rules and regulations of the corpo- 
ration applicable to participating physicians. Medical service 
includes all general and special medical services ordinarily 
provided by such licensed physicians in accordance with the 
accepted practices of the community at the time the service 
is rendered, unless payment by such subscriber or his covered 
dependent for special services is provided for in the sub- 
scription certificate. Every such corporation shall be gov- 
erned by this chapter and shall be exempt from the provisions 
of the insurance law of the state except in so far as herein 
specifically provided. 



1943] Chapter 166 239 

2. Incorporation. Persons desiring to form a medical 
service corporation may incorporate under the provisions of 
chapter 272 of the Revised Laws, but subject to the following 
provisions : 

I. Approval of Insurance Commissioner. The certifi- 
cate of incorporation of each such corporation shall have en- 
dorsed thereon or attached thereto the consent of the insur- 
ance commissioner, if he finds the same to be in accordance 
with this chapter. 

II, Purposes. Said certificate shall include a state- 
ment of the territory in which the corporation will operate 
and a statement of the purposes of such corporation. 

3. License to Medical Service Corporation. 

I. Requirement. No medical service corporation 
organized under the laws of this state shall do business unless 
it has obtained a license from the insurance commissioner, 

II. Restriction. No medical service corporation 
organized under the laws of any other state or country shall 
be licensed to do business in this state. No license shall be 
issued to any medical service corporation until evidence is 
furnished the insurance commissioner that at least fifty per 
cent of the eligible physicians in New Hampshire, or the 
area in which the corporation operates, are participating 
physicians, 

III, Information, Before a license is granted to a 
corporation it shall file with the commissioner a full state- 
ment under oath of its president and secretary showing its 
financial standing and such other information in relation to 
its condition as may be required by the commissioner, 

IV, License, On compliance with the foregoing con- 
dition, and if the corporation is found upon an examination 
made by or under the direction of the commissioner to have 
complied with the laws of the state applicable to it, and is 
deemed by the commissioner to be safe, reliable and entitled _ 
to public confidence, and upon payment of a license fee of five 
dollars, a license to transact medical service as specified herein 
shall be issued until April first thereafter, and annually there- 
after on April first such license may be renewed upon pay- 
ment of five dollars so long as the corporation shall comply 
with the law and the commissioner shall regard it as safe, re- 
liable and entitled to public confidence. Any such license or 



240 Chapter 166 [1943 

any renewal thereof unless surrendered or revoked shall ex- 
pire on April first next after its issue. 
4. License to Agents. 

I. License Required. The president and secretary of 
any such corporation or any person who shall act or aid in 
any manner in the negotiation of, or shall solicit or receive 
any risk or application for medical service contracts, and shall 
receive money or value for the services they perform, shall 
be required to procure a license from the insurance commis- 
sioner. 

II. License. Upon written notice by a medical service 
corporation licensed to do business in this state of its appoint- 
ment of a person to act as its agent herein, the insurance com- 
missioner shall, if he is first satisfied that the appointee is a 
suitable person and intends to hold himself out in good faith 
as an agent, upon payment of two dollars by the applicant, 
issue to the appointee a license, which shall state in substance 
that the corporation is authorized to do business in this state 
for the purposes set forth in said license. Such license shall 
be limited to the solicitation of medical service business. 

III. Eligibility as Agent. Only legal residents of this 
state shall be eligible to receive licenses as medical service 
corporation agents. 

IV. Renewals. A license previously issued may be re- 
newed upon application of the medical service corporation up- 
on payment of two dollars. 

V. Revocation. The commissioner may at any time 
after the granting of such license, for cause shown and after 
notice and hearing, determine such licensee to be unsuitable 
to act as such agent, and shall thereupon revoke such license 
and notify both the corporation and the agent of such re- 
vocation. 

VI. Expiration. Unless revoked by the commissioner, 
, or unless the corporation by written notice to the commis- 
sioner cancels the agent's authority to act for it, such license 
issued to an agent, or any renewal thereof, shall expire on 
March thirty-first next after its issue. 

VII. Acting Without License. If a person shall act 
or aid in any manner in the negotiation of medical service 
contracts, or shall solicit or receive any risk or application for 
such service, without a license from the commissioner, or it 



1943] Chapter 166 241 

the license granted to him or to the corporation for which he 
acts as agent has been revoked, he shall be fined not more 
than two hundred dollars, but any contract issued on an appli- 
cation thus procured shall bind the corporation if otherwise 
valid. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any 
office employee of the corporation, or to any person rendering 
their services without compensation therefor. 

5. Form of Contract. Every contract with subscriber 
shall be in writing and a copy thereof furnished to each sub- 
scriber. Further, such contract shall contain the following 
provisions : 

(1) A statement of the amount payable to the corpo- 
ration by the subscriber and the manner in which such 
amount is payable. 

(2) A statement of the nature of the services to be 
furnished and the period during which they will be furnished, 
and if there are any services to be excepted a detailed state- 
ment of such exceptions shall be printed with the same promi- 
nence as the benefits to which they apply. 

(3) A statement of terms and conditions upon which the 
contract may be cancelled or otherwise terminated at the 
option of either party. 

(4) A statement that the contract includes the endorse- 
ments thereon and attached papers, if any, and contains the 
entire contract. 

(5) A statement that no statement by the subscriber in 
his application for a contract shall void the contract or be 
issued in any legal proceeding thereunder, unless such appli- 
cation or an exact copy thereof is included in or attached to 
such contract. 

(6) A statement of the period of grace which will be 
allowed the subscriber for making any payment due under the 
contract. Such period shall not be less than ten days. 

(7) A statement that all benefits payable shall be paid 
to the participating physicians except those in reimburse- 
ment of payments made by the subscriber to a physician and 
for which the corporation was liable at the time of payment. 

(8) Every such contract shall be executed by such 
officers of the corporation and in such manner as may be re- 
quired by the insurance commissioner before it shall become 
effective. 



242 Chapter 166 [1943 

6. Rates and Contracts to be Approved. No such corpo- 
ration shall enter into any contract with subscribers unless 
and until it shall have filed with the insurance commissioner 
of the state a full schedule of rates to be paid by the sub- 
scribers and shall have obtained the said commissioner's 
approval. The commissioner may refuse such approval if he 
finds such rates are excessive, inadequate or discriminatory. 
For the purpose of determining the proper rates to be charged 
for such services, the commissioner may employ a competent 
actuary who shall be paid by the corporation for which the 
services are rendered. No medical service corporation shall 
solicit subscribers or enter into any contract with any sub- 
scriber until it has received from the insurance commissioner 
a certificate of authority to do so. The insurance commis- 
sioner shall, within a reasonable time after such certificate of 
authority has been requested, notify such corporation of his 
approval or disapproval. 

7. Management. The board of directors or trustees of a 
medical service corporation may consist of members of the 
public, subscribers, and such persons as may be nominated by 
the New Hampshire Medical Society. The approval of said 
society shall be required for a majority of said directors or 
trustees. No medical service corporation shall impose any 
restrictions on physicians who administer to its subscribers 
as to its methods of diagnosis or treatment. No officer, agent 
or employee of a medical service corporation shall influence or 
attempt to influence a subscriber or a covered dependent in his 
choice of a participating physician. No medical service corpo- 
ration shall be liable for injuries resulting from negligence, 
malfeasance, nonfeasance or malpractice on the part of any 
oflicer or employee or on the part of any physician in the 
course of rendering medical services to subscribers. No 
medical service corporation shall invest its funds otherwise 
than as provided in chapter 328 of the Revised Laws relating 
to the investments of domestic life insurance companies. 
Every medical service corporation shall have the power to 
contract with any hospital service corporation or with any in- 
surance company approved by the insurance commissioner for 
the performance by such hospital service corporation or by 
such insurance company of any services necessary or in- 
cidental to the carrying on of medical service, provided the 



1943] Chapter 166 243 

approval of the insurance commissioner therefor is obtained. 
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as preventing any- 
non-profit hospital plan organized under the provisions of 
chapter 334 of the Revised Laws from providing services in- 
cidental to hospital care. Any medical plan operated by any 
branch of the New Hampshire Medical Society in any county 
in cooperation with the Farm Security Administration, shall 
not be affected by this chapter until such time as a medical 
service corporation is organized under this chapter and is 
operating in such county for the benefit of subscribers. 

8. Agreements with Paiticipating Physicians. Any 
medical service corporation may enter into agreements with 
eligible persons whereby such persons become participating 
physicians of a plan operated by the corporation and may 
make to such persons such payments as shall have accrued by 
reason of services required to be performed under the plan 
and performed on behalf of the corporation by such person. 
No person shall become a participating physician unless he 
shall be a physician holding a full license to practice medicine 
in the state of New Hampshire pursuant to chapter 250 of the 
Revised Laws. No payment for medical service shall be made 
to any natural person except to a participating physician; 
except that the corporation in case of emergency services may 
reimburse any physician for services rendered in accordance 
with the rates adopted by the board of trustees with respect 
to participating physicians, provided that the physician would 
be eligible to become a participating physician if in this state, 
or, if residing without the state, was duly licensed to practice 
medicine in the state where residing. Any medical service 
corporation may enter into contracts for the payment of 
medical services to the subscribers or members of similar non- 
profit medical service corporations of other states subject to 
the supervision of such other states, or of counties of this 
state in which the corporation does not transact business, and 
shall have the right to reimburse any other non-profit medical 
service corporation or physicians of another state or of 
counties of this state in which the corporation does not trans- 
act business for services rendered to its subscribers and their 
dependents at the same rate paid participating physicians 
under the certificate of the subscriber. There shall be in- 
cluded in the minutes of the board of trustees or directors of 



244 Chapter 166 [1943 

every such organization a record of the approval of payments 
to be made to participating- physicians. The corporation shall 
maintain in its office complete records of all medical services 
rendered to subscribers and covered dependents in such form 
as will include the kind of services rendered, the amounts 
claimed for such services by the participating physicians and 
the amount paid by the corporation. No payment to any 
participating physician shall be authorized by the board of 
trustees or board of directors except in accordance with a 
plan of payments adopted by the board and^ recorded in the 
minutes of the meeting. 

9. Reports and Examinations. Every such corporation shall 
annually, on or before the first day of March, file in the office 
of the insurance commissioner of the state a statement, verified 
by at least two of its principal officers, showing its condition 
on the thirty-first day of December then next preceding, 
which shall be in such form and contain such matters as said 
commissioner shall prescribe. Examination of the financial 
condition of each such corporation by the insurance commis- 
sioner or his representatives shall be made annually. The in- 
surance commissioner, or any deputy or examiner or any other 
person whom he shall appoint, shall have the power of visita- 
tion and examination into the aflfairs of any such corporation 
and free access to all of the books, papers and documents that 
relate to the business of the corporation, and may summon and 
qualify witnesses under oath and examine its officers, agents 
or employees or other persons in relation to the affairs, trans- 
actions and condition of the corporation. All costs of such 
examinations shall be paid by the corporation. All costs of 
acquisition and of management activities shall be under the 
supervision of the insurance commissioner. 

10. Liquidation or Merger. Every such corporation shall 
be subject to liquidation, dissolution or reorganization and 
such proceeding shall be under the supervision of the in- 
surance commissioner who shall have such powers hereunder 
as he possesses in reference to domestic insurance corporations. 
Any medical service corporation may merge with any other 
medical service corporation or corporations of this state sub- 
ject to the approval of the insurance commissioner. 

11. Workmen's Compensation Law not Affected. No pro- 
visions of this chapter or any contract for medical service by 



1943] Chapters 167, 168 245 

such corporation shall in any way affect the operation of 
workmen's compensation laws of the state. 

12. Fraternal Benefit Societies, etc. Fraternal benefit 
societies and life or accident insurance companies are not 
affected by this chapter. 

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

[Approved May 6, 19-13.] 



CHAPTER 167. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO SUSPENSION OF OPERATOR'S LICENSE UNDER 
THE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT. 

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

1. Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance. Amend chapter 122 
of the Revised Laws by inserting after section 5* the follow- 
ing new section: 5-a. Exception. The provisions of sec- 
tion 5 relative to the suspension of licenses to operate shall 
not apply to the license to operate of the owner of a motor 
vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer involved in an accident when 
said owner was not the operator of the vehicle at the time of 
said accident provided said owner has furnished sufficient 
security to satisfy any judgment or judgments for damages 
resulting from such accident, within the limits required by 
this chapter. 

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

[Approved May 7, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 168. 

AN ACT RELATING TO DISCHARGE OF LIENS. 

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

1. Conditional Sales, Personal Property. Amend chapter 
262 of the Revised Laws by inserting after section 32 the 
following new sections: 32-a. Discharge; Record. When 



* See also chapter 85, ante. 



246 Chapter 169 [1943 

a conditional sale or lien note is satisfied the vendor, or 
assignee thereof, shall give to the vendee a discharge thereof 
in full and shall, within twenty days thereafter, cause said 
discharge to be recorded in the town or city clerk's office 
where said conditional sale or lien note is recorded; provided 
that the provisions hereof shall not affect liens upon house- 
hold goods created by a lease thereon containing an option in 
favor of the lessee to purchase the same at a time specified, 
which said liens are not recorded. 32-b. Penalty. Any 
vendor, or assignee thereof, who shall violate any of the pro- 
visions of the preceding section shall be fined not more than 
ten dollars. 

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

[Approved May 7, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 169. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FIREMEN'S AID. 

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

1. Firemen's Aid Relief Fund. Amend chapter 325 of the 
Revised Laws by inserting at the end thereof the following 
new section: 72. Definitions. The word "fireman" as used 
in this subdivision shall be construed to include any woman 
member of such fire company and of such association and the 
word "widow" as used therein shall be construed to include 
the widower of any such woman member. 

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

[Approved May 7, 1943.] 



1943] Chapter 170 247 



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CHAPTER 170. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION 
FOR STATE EMPLOYEES. 

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

1. Additional Pay Temporarily Granted. In consideration 
of the rising cost of food, clothing and other necessities all 
permanent state employees and officials, other than the mem- 
bers of boards, commissions or committees paid on a per diem 
basis, regularly employed in the state service, are hereby 
granted a temporary increase in pay to take effect July 1, 
1943, and to continue for a period which shall terminate on 
July 1, 1945, or six months after the termination of the exist- 
ing war by the signing of a definite treaty of peace or by the 
proclamation of the president of the United States that such 
hostilities have ceased or that the war-time emergency no 
longer exists, whichever time shall be first reached. 

2. Amount of Temporary Increase. The temporary in- 
crease in pay provided for by section 1 shall be computed 
annually as five per cent of the annual salary, as provided in 
section 3, plus seventy-five dollars, except that no person shall 
receive as such annual increase a sum less than one hundred 
and fifty dollars nor more than three hundred dollars. Said 
temporary increase shall be paid as the regular salary is paid. 

3. Basis for Figuring Increase. The temporary increases 
in pay provided for by the preceding sections shall be based 
on the salaries received on December 31, 1942, except as to 
those who have received a substantial increase in salary to 
cover the increased cost of living or to meet competitive 
wages elsewhere since December 31, 1941. Any person who 
has received such an increase shall only be entitled to the 
difference between such increase and the increase to which he 
would be entitled under this act. Any person who has been 
promoted to a new position since December 31, 1941 shall be 
entitled to the temporary pay increase based on the salary of 
such new position. 

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

[Approved May 7, 1943.] 



*See also chapters 205. 206, 207, 213 and 215, tost. 



248 Chapters 171, 172 [1943 

CHAPTER 171. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO AN APPROPRIATION MADE FOR THE 

CONSTRUCTION OF A REARING STATION FOR FISH AT 

SUMMER BROOK IN OSSIPEE. 

Be it enacted by the Semite and House of Representatives in 
Genc'ixil Court convened: 

1. Appropriation Extended. The appropriation provided 
for by paragraph (f) of section 2 of chapter 181 of the Laws 
of 1941, relative to the acquisition and construction of a rear- 
ing station for fish at Summer Brook in Ossipee, or any 
balance of said appropriation, shall not lapse but shall be 
available for the purposes as stated in said paragraph at any 
time prior to July 1, 1945. 

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

[Approved May 7, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 172. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE TRANSPORTATION OF LIVESTOCK BY 
MOTOR VEHICLE OVER THE PUBLIC HIGHWAYS. 

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

1. Transportation of Livestock. Amend chapter 230 of 
the Revised Laws by adding thereto the following new sub- 
division : 

Transportation of Livestock by Motor Vehicle 

7. Prohibition. No person, except a common carrier, 
shall transport livestock in a motor vehicle upon any public 
highway in this state without being licensed so to do as here- 
inafter provided. 

8. License. Upon application, the commissioner of agri- 
culture may, if he is satisfied with the responsibility and 
character of the applicant, issue a license to such applicant to 
transport livestock by motor vehicle upon any public highway 
in this state. Said license shall be issued without cost and 
be for the current calendar year. It shall be carried by the 
licensee or be in his motor vehicle when it is being used for 
such transportation. 



1943] Chapter 173 249 

9. Bill of Sale. One so transporting livestock shall have 
in his possession a bill of sale or other memorandum signed 
by the vendor, owner or agent of the same, containing the 
address of the owner or vendor, the date of sale or other 
transaction involving the transfer of possession, the breed, 
age, approximate weight and number of animals being trans- 
ported. 

10. Exception. There shall be excepted from the pro- 
visions of sections 7 and 9, a farmer resident of the state 
when engaged in the transportation in daylight of only his 
own livestock. 

11. Penalty. Any person violating the provisions of this 
subdivision shall be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars, 
or imprisoned not exceeding one year, or both. 

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

[Approved May 7, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 173. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO POLL TAXES FOR PERSONS IN MILITARY 
SERVICE AND EXEMPTION THEREFROM FOR VETERANS. 

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

1. Poll Tax Payments. Amend section 2 of chapter 73 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 2. Veterans' Exemption. 
Any veteran of any war in which the United States has been 
engaged, or of the World War II, who shall present to the 
selectmen or assessors of the town in which he lives, for in- 
spection and record, his pension certificate awarding to him an 
invalid pension of any amount, or an honorable discharge from 
the service of the United States in such war, shall thereafter 
be exempt from the levy of a poll tax. 

2. Veterans. Amend section 4 of said chapter 73 by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 4. Disability Exemption; Definition. The select- 
men of towns and the assessors of cities may in their dis- 
cretion exempt any other veteran of any such war who is 
disabled in consequence of such service, from paying a poll 



250 Chapter 173 [1943 

tax. The word "veteran" as used in this section and in 
section 2 shall include those who were members of any branch 
of the armed forces and also any woman's auxiliary service to 
such armed forces the members of which were subject to and 
under military law. 

3. Present War. Amend section 5 of said chapter 73 by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 5. Military Service Exemption. Any person in the 
military service during the World War II shall be exempt from 
any poll, whether falling due prior to or during his period of 
military service. The term "person in military service" as used 
in this section shall include the following persons and no 
others: All members of the army of the United States, the 
United States navy, the marine corps, the coast guard, or 
other branches of the armed forces, any woman's auxiliary 
service to the armed forces, the members of which are subject 
to and under military law, and officers of the public health 
service detailed by proper authority for duty either with the 
army or the navy. The term "military service" as used 
herein shall signify federal service on active duty with any 
branch of the service heretofore referred to, as well as train- 
ing or education under the supervision of the United States 
preliminary to induction into military service. The terms 
"active service" or "active duty" shall include the period 
during which a person in military service is absent from duty 
on account of sickness, wounds, leave, or other lawful cause. 
The term "period of military service" as used herein shall in- 
clude the time between the following dates: For persons in 
active service May 23, 1941, it shall begin with that date; for 
persons entering active service after May 23, 1941, with the 
date of entering active service, and in each case shall end 
with the date of discharge from active service or death while 
in active service. 

4. Takes Effect. The provisions of section 3 shall take 
effect upon the passage of this act and the remaining pro- 
visions of this act shall take effect as of April 1, 1944. 

[Approved May 11, 1943.] 



1943] Chapter 174 251 

CHAPTER 174. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXEMPTION ON REAL ESTATE OF TOTALLY 
DISABLED VETERANS. 

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

1. Veterans of Wars. Amend section 29 of chapter 73 of 
the Revised Laws by striking- out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 29. Service Exemption. 
Every soldier, sailor or marine who is a resident of this state 
and who served for thirty days or more in any war in which 
the United States has been engaged and received an honor- 
able discharge from the service of the United States in such 
war, and the wife or widow of any such soldier, sailor or 
marine, in consideration or recognition of such service, shall 
be exempt each year from taxation upon his taxable property 
to the value of one thousand dollars; provided that before 
April fifteenth of each year he shall file with the selectmen or 
assessors his application therefor, under oath, on blanks pre- 
scribed by the state tax commission, showing that he and 
his wife do not own property, exclusive of any bona fide en- 
cumbrances thereon, to the value of five thousand dollars. 
In case such soldier, sailor or marine shall satisfy the select- 
men or assessors that he was prevented from filing said state- 
ment through accident, mistake or misfortune, said selectmen 
or assessors may receive such statement at a later date and 
grant an exemption thereunder. If such soldier, sailor or 
marine is totally disabled from such service connection he and 
his wife or widow shall be exempt each year from taxation 
upon his taxable property to the value of three thousand 
dollars, provided he and his wife do not own property to the 
value of five thousand dollars, as hereinbefore provided. In 
case such soldier, sailor or marine shall own taxable property 
in more than one town he shall take his exemption first in the 
town where he resides. If he does not own the exemption 
limit in value of taxable property in the town where he 
resides, he shall be entitled to take the balance of such 
exemption in any other town in the state where he owns tax- 
able property. 

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

[Approved May 11, 1943.] 



252 Chapter 175 [1943 

CHAPTER 175. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE EQUITABLE APPORTIONMENT IN 

CERTAIN CASES OF ESTATE TAXES AND THE COLLECTION 

AND PAYMENT THEREOF. 

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

1. Estate Taxes. Amend the Revised Laws by adding 
after chapter 88 the following new chapter: 

Chapter 88-A 

Equitable Apportionment in Certain Cases of Estate Taxes 
1. Apportionment of Taxes. Whenever it appears upon any- 
accounting, or in any appropriate action or proceeding, that an 
executor, administrator, trustee or other person acting in a 
fiduciary capacity, has paid or may be required to pay a tax 
levied or assessed under the provisions of chapter 88 of the 
Revised Laws, or of any act in amendment thereof or in 
addition thereto, or under the provisions of any estate tax 
law of the United States heretofore or hereafter enacted upon 
or with respect to any property except proceeds of life in- 
surance which is neither a part of the gross estate, except 
for such tax purpose, nor subject to the terms of the will, if 
any, nor to the laws of the state which govern descent and 
distribution of intestate property, the amount of the whole 
tax less the per cent thereof which the value of the taxable 
property in the estate bears to the value at the date of de- 
cease of the property so added to the estate for tax purposes, 
shall be collected from such included property, or from the 
beneficiaries thereof in accord with their proportionate inter- 
ests therein except in any case in which a testator otherwise 
directs or provides in his will; provided, that it shall accord 
with applicable estate tax laws of the United States where 
such laws specify with respect to an apportionment; and pro- 
vided that allowance shall be made for any exemptions granted 
and deductions allowed by the act imposing the tax. In cases 
in which a life estate, or any temporary interest, and re- 
mainder are created in such property which is not a part of 
the estate, except for such tax purpose, the tax shall be 
charged against and be paid out of the corpus of such prop- 



1943] Chapter 176 253 

erty without apportionment between temporary estates and 
remainders, unless the tax on such property is paid by the 
beneficiaries thereof. 

2. Recovery and Reimbursement. In all cases in which 
any property so required to be included in the gross estate 
for such tax purpose does not come into the possession of the 
executor or administrator as such, he shall be entitled to re- 
cover from whomever is in possession, or from the persons 
interested in such property the amount of the tax charged 
against such property as provided in section 1. 

3. Jurisdiction of the Probate Court. The probate court 
having jurisdiction of the estate of a decedent, or of any trust 
or person affected by the provisions of this chapter, shall have 
jurisdiction to hear and determine all questions arising under 
the sections of this chapter, and to make apportionments and 
prorations, determine the amount thereof and of reimburse- 
ments, contributions and other payments therein provided for, 
and by order or decree to direct the making of any such pay- 
ments, and issue execution therefor, and to make such other 
determinations, orders and decrees as may be required under 
the provisions of this chapter, subject to appeal as in other 
cases. 

2. Takes Effect; Application. This act shall take effect 
upon its passage, and shall be applicable to estates in which 
estate and federal estate taxes have not been paid and to 
estates of persons decedent subsequent to its passage. 

[Approved May 11, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 176. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genei^al Court convened: 
1. Authority Conferred.* In case the appropriations for 
the ensuing biennium for any state institution or department 
or for any war-time emergency should be insufficient for the 
needs of such institution or department or for any war-time 
activity essential to the welfare of the people or to meet any 
additional cost incidental to the return to a peace-time pro- 



* See also chapter 204, post, and pages 320, 350, posl. 



254 Chapter 176 [1943 

gram, the governor and council are hereby authorized to 
provide for such necessities in an amount not to exceed two 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars for each of the two years, 
and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrants 
for said sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. The sums which may be allowed for any such 
purpose shall be in addition to appropriations otherwise made 
for such needs. 

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, for the purpose of 
carrying into effect the provisions of this act, not more than 
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for each of the two 
years, and for that purpose may issue bonds and notes as may, 
in their opinion, be to the best advantage of the state of New 
Hampshire in the name of and on behalf of the state of New 
Hampshire at a rate of interest to be determined by the gov- 
ernor and council at the time of approval of the issue. The 
maturity dates of such bonds and notes shall not be later than 
December 31, 1954. Such bonds and notes shall be in such 
form and such denominations and with such provisions for call 
or redemption as the governor and council may determine, 
may be registerable as to both principal and interest, and shall 
be countersigned by the governor and shall be deemed a pledge 
of the faith and credit of the state. 

3. Short-Term Notes. Prior to the issuance of the 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 
issuance of the bonds hereunder, provided however, that at no 
one time shall the indebtedness of the state on such short- 
term loans exceed the sum of two hundred fifty thousand 
dollars. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1943. 
[Approved May 11, 1943.] 



1943] Chapter 177 255 

CHAPTER 177. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO LIGHTNING RODS. 

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

1. Prerequisites to License. Amend section 2 of chap- 
ter 191 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 2. Prerequisites. 
No such license shall be issued until the insurance commis- 
sioner has approved of the material made by said manu- 
facturer for the purpose of protecting from lightning and the 
manner and system of installing such material. Said approval 
shall be given only to those materials and systems of in- 
stallation as have the prior approval of the Underwriters' 
Laboratories, Inc., and for which they will furnish Master 
Labels. Such approval shall not be given until the applicant 
has filed a bond with the commissioner in the sum of five 
thousand dollars to guarantee that all material so used and 
the installation of said material shall have the approval of the 
Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., and in the event that said 
installation does not meet with the approval of the Under- 
writers' Laboratories, Inc., within ninety days from the com- 
pletion of said installation, then said manufacturer forthwith 
shall reimburse the owner for the cost of said installation, 
including labor and materials; nor until the commissioner is 
satisfied that the manufacturer has complied with such re- 
quirements and is responsible and reliable as to assets, busi- 
ness standing and practices and is entitled to confidence, nor 
until said applicant has filed a written stipulation that legal 
process affecting such applicant or his agent served upon the 
commissioner for the time being shall have the same effect as 
if personally served upon such applicant or his agent within 
this state. 

2. Repeal. Section 3 of chapter 191 of the Revised Laws, 
relative to guaranty agreements, is hereby repealed. 

3. Bonds. Amend section 9 of chapter 191 of the Revised 
Laws, by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 9. Suit. Any property owner whose 
property has been rodded under the provisions of this chapter 
may bring suit within one year from the date of the com- 
pletion of said installation in the name of the commissioner 



256 Chapter 178 [1943 

upon the bond herein provided, and have the same procedure 
and remedies thereon, as in the case of bonds of county- 
officers. 

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

[Approved May 11, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 178. 



AN ACT RELATING TO CHARGEABILITY OF ACCOUNTS IN UN- 
EMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION. 

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

1. Unemployment Compensation Accounts. Amend sub- 
section C of section 6 of chapter 218 of the Revised Laws by 
striking out the whole of the same and inserting in place 

thereof: C. SEPARATE Accounts. The commissioner shall 
maintain a separate account for each employer and shall 
credit his account with all contributions paid by him or on his 
behalf. But nothing in this chapter shall be construed to 
grant any employer or individuals in his service prior claims 
or rights to the amounts paid by him into the fund either on 
his own behalf or on behalf of such individuals. Benefits paid 
to an eligible individual shall be charged against the account 
of his most recent employer. If it is proven to the satisfaction 
of the commissioner than [that] an individual after volun- 
tarily leaving the employment of an employer, without good 
cause attributable to such employer, but before the beginning 
of a compensable week, works within or without the state and 
earns in employment not subject to this chapter in any one 
. week wages computed to the nearest dollar equal to or in 
excess of two dollars more than his weekly benefit amount and 
that such subsequent employment was not given expressly for 
the purpose of evading the benefit charges, then, there shall 
be no charge against that last employer, and benefits paid to 
the individual shall be charged against the fund. Benefits 
paid to an unemployed woman during the period of uninter- 
rupted unemployment next ensuing after childbirth shall not 
be charged to the last employer, but shall be charged against 
the fund. Any charges which are made against the account 



1943] Chapter 179 257 

of any employer under this section, of which the employer 
has been notified, shall be considered correct for all purposes 
unless objections to such charges are received within six 
months after such notification has been mailed to the em- 
ployer's last known address. 

Any charges which have heretofore been made against the 
account of any employer for merit rating purposes, of which 
the employer has been notified, shall be considered correct for 
all purposes unless objections to said charges are received 
within six months after the effective date of this section. 

If objections to such charges are received, any redetermi- 
nation of the amounts charged against an employer's account, 
of which the employer has been notified, shall be considered 
correct for all purposes unless objections to such charges are 
received within six months after such notification has been 
mailed to the employer's last known address. The commis- 
sioner shall, by general rules, prescribe the manner in which 
benefits shall be charged against the accounts of several em- 
ployers for whom an individual performed employment at the 
same time. 

[Approved May 11, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 179. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF 
THE COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM. 

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

1. Temporary Salary Increase. For each of the periods 
from April 1, 1943, to April 1, 1944, and from April 1, 1944, 
to April 1, 1945, each county commissioner of the county of 
Rockingham, in addition to the salary provided for by section 
27* of chapter 47 of the Revised Laws shall be allowed and 
paid by the county the sum of three hundred dollars, and the 
commissioner of said county who serves as clerk of the board 
shall for each of said periods receive an additional sum of one 
hundred dollars. 

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

[Approved May 11, 1943.] 



* See also chapters 119, 150, ante and chapters 195, 202, post. 



258 Chapter 180 [1943 

CHAPTER 180. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SPECIAL FISH AND GAME LICENSES FOR 
MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. 

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

1. Fish and Game Licenses. Any resident of this state 
who is a member of any branch of the armed forces of the 
United States during the present war and who is on leave or 
furlough may make application to the fish and game director 
for a special license to hunt and fish during such periods as he 
may be on leave or furlough. Such applicant shall submit 
satisfactory evidence of his membership in such service of the 
United States, and the director may, in his discretion, issue 
to such applicant a special license which shall entitle the 
licensee to hunt, shoot, kill or take, except by the use of traps, 
and to transport game birds, game animals, fish, and salt 
water smelt, under the restrictions of Title XX of the Revised 
Laws, except as otherwise provided in this section. Such 
license shall have marked or stamped thereon the words 
"resident war-time license." There shall be no fee for such a 
license. 

2. Nonresidents. Any nonresident who is a member of 
any branch of the armed forces of the United States during 
the present war who is quartered in the state or who is a guest 
of a resident of this state while on leave or furlough may 
make application for a war-time fish and game license as pro- 
vided in the preceding section for residents, provided that 
such license for a nonresident shall have marked or stamped 
thereon the words "nonresident war-time license" and the fee 
to be paid to the director for such license shall be two dollars 
and fifty cents. 

3. Termination of Licenses. Any license issued under the 
provisions of this act shall terminate immediately upon the 
termination of the service of the licensee in such armed 
forces, and in any event any such license shall expire on Janu- 
ary first next following its issuance. 

4. Application of Laws. The provisions of Title XX of the 
Revised Laws shall apply to persons holding licenses under 
the provisions of this act, except as otherwise provided herein, 
and such provisions of said title as may be inconsistent with 



1943] Chapter 181 fi59 

the provisions of this act are hereby suspended as to licensees 
hereunder during the effective dates of this act. 

5. Effective Dates. This act shall take effect June 1, 1943, 
and be effective during the period of the present war and for 
thirty days thereafter. 

[Approved May 11, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 181. 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REGISTER OF PUBLIC TRUSTS. 

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

1. Office of the Attorney General. Amend chapter 24 of 
the Revised Laws by inserting after section 13 the following 
new subdivision: 

Register of Public Trusts 

13-a. Register Authorized. In addition to his common law 
and statutory powers the attorney general shall have the 
authority to prepare and maintain a register of all public 
trusts heretofore or hereafter established or active in the 
state. 

13-b. Definition. The words "public trust" as used in this 
subdivision shall mean any fiduciary relationship with respect 
to property arising as a result of a manifestation of an in- 
tention to create it and subjecting the person by whom the 
property is held to equitable duties to deal with the property 
for charitable or community purposes; provided, however, 
that such trusts managed by persons not appointed by a court 
shall not be considered public trusts within the meaning of 
this subdivision. 

13-c. Rules and Regulations. The attorney general shall 
make such rules and regulations as may be reasonable or 
necessary to secure records and other information for the 
operation of the register and for the supervision, investiga- 
tion and enforcement of public trusts. 

13-d. Inspection of Register. The register hereby estab- 
lished shall be open to the inspection of any person at such 
reasonable times and for such legitimate purposes as the 
attorney general may determine, provided, however, that the 



260- Chapter 181 [1943 

attorney general may by regulation provide that any in- 
vestigation of public trusts made hereafter shall not be so 
open to public inspection. 

13-e. Investigation. The attorney general may investigate 
at any time public trusts for the purpose of determining and 
ascertaining whether they are administered in accordance 
with law and with the terms and purposes thereof. For the 
purposes of such investigation the attorney general may 
require any person, agent, trustee, fiduciary, beneficiary, in- 
stitution, association, corporation or political agency ad- 
ministering a trust or having an interest therein, or 
knowledge thereof, to appear at the state house at such time 
and place as the attorney general may designate then and there 
under oath to produce for the use of the attorney general any 
and all books, memoranda, papers of whatever kind, documents 
of title or other evidence of assets or liabilities which may 
be in the ownership or possession or control of such person, 
agent, trustee, fiduciary, beneficiary, institution, association, 
corporation, or political agency and to furnish such other 
available information relating to said trust as the attorney 
general may require. 

13-f. Notice to Attend. Whenever the attorney general 
may require the attendance of any such person, agent, 
trustee, fiduciary, beneficiary, institution, association, corpo- 
ration or political agency, as provided in the preceding section, 
he shall issue a notice setting the time and place when such 
attendance is required and shall cause the same to be delivered 
or sent by registered mail to such person, agent, trustee, 
fiduciary, beneficiary, institution, association, corporation or 
political agency at least fourteen days before the date fixed 
in the notice for such attendance. 

13-g. Penalty. If any person, agent, trustee, fiduciary, 
beneficiary, institution, association, corporation or political 
agency receiving such notice, neglects to attend or to remain 
in attendance so long as may be necessary for the purposes 
for which the notice was issued, or refuses to produce such 
books, memoranda, papers of whatever kind, documents of 
title or other evidence of assets or liabilities or to furnish such 
available information as may be required, he shall be liable to 
a penalty of one hundred dollars which shall be recovered by 
the attorney general in an action of debt for the use of the 
state. 



1943] . Chapter 181 261 

13-h. Testimonial Privilege. No person shall be excused 
from testifying or from producing any book or paper in any 
investigation or inquiry by or upon any hearing before the 
attorney general, when ordered to do so by the attorney gen- 
eral, upon the ground that the testimony or evidence, book or 
document required of him may tend to incriminate him or 
subject him to a penalty or forefeiture; but no person shall be 
prosecuted, punished or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture 
for or on account of any act, transaction, matter or thing con- 
cerning which under oath, after claiming his privilege, he 
shall by order of the attorney general have testified or pro- 
duced documentary evidence, 

13-i. Reports by Trustees of Public Trusts. Any fiduciary 
holding property subject to equitable duties to deal with such 
property for charitable or community purposes, excepting 
fiduciaries not appointed by a court, shall annually, on or be- 
fore July first, unless otherwise directed by the attorney gen- 
eral, make to him a written report for the last preceding fiscal 
year of such trust showing the property so held and ad- 
ministered, the receipts and expenditures in connection there- 
with, the names and addresses of the beneficiaries thereof and 
such other information as he may require; provided, that if 
such fiduciary is required by law or court order to file annually 
with the probate court an account or report containing the in- 
formation herein required, the attorney general shall accept 
a copy thereof in lieu of the report herein required. Failure 
for two successive years to file such a report shall constitute 
a breach of trust and the attorney general shall take such 
action as may be appropriate to compel compliance herewith. 

13-j. Information from Register of Probate. Each 
register of probate shall furnish such copies of papers and 
such information as to the records and files in his office re- 
lating to public trusts as the attorney general may require. 
Such register shall also permit an examination of the files 
and records in the probate office by representatives of the 
attorney general for the purpose of establishing and main- 
taining said register of public trusts. A refusal or neglect 
by the register of probate so to send such copies or refuse such 
information or to refuse access to the probate records relating 
to public trusts shall be a breach of his official bond. 

13-k. Fees. The fees of a register of probate for copies 



262 Chapter 182 . [1943 

of documents furnished at the request of the attorney general 
shall be one dollar for each will, inventory or account not ex- 
ceeding four full typewritten pages, eight by ten and one-half 
inches, and twenty-five cents for each page in excess thereof, 
and shall be paid by the attorney general. 

13-1. Assistant Attorney General. The assistant attorney 
general shall perform such service in connection with the en- 
forcement of the provisions of this subdivision as the attorney 
general may authorize or direct. 

13-m. Clerks. The attorney general may employ and fix 
the compensation of such clerks as may be necessary to carry 
out the provisions of this subdivision. 

13-n. Federal Assistance. The governor and council, upon 
the request and recommendation of the attorney general, are 
hereby authorized to cooperate with and enter into such agree- 
ments with the federal government or any agency thereof as 
they may deem advisable to secure funds or assistance for the 
purpose of carrying out the provisions of this subdivision. 

2. Appropriation. The sum of seven thousand five hun- 
dred dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and the 
sum of two thousand five hundred dollars for the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 1945, are hereby appropriated for the pur- 
poses of this act, for the use of the attorney general's depart- 
ment, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his 
warrant for said sums out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1943. 
[Approved May 11, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 182. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO BONDS ON PUBLIC WORKS. 

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

1. Bonds on Public Works. Amend sections 26 and 27 of 
chapter 264 of the Revised Laws by striking out all of said 
sections and inserting in place thereof the following new 
sections: 26. Bond Required. Officers, public boards, 
agents or other persons who contract in behalf of the state 



1943] Chapter 182 263 

or any political subdivision thereof for the construction, re- 
pair or rebuilding of public buildings, public highways, bridges 
or other public works shall if said contract involves an ex- 
penditure of ten thousand dollars, and may if it involves an 
expenditure of less amount, obtain as a condition precedent to 
the execution of the contract, sufficient security by bond or 
otherwise, in an amount equal to at least eighty per cent of 
the contract price, or of the estimated cost of the work if no 
aggregate price is agreed upon, conditioned upon the payment 
by the contractors and subcontractors for all labor performed 
or furnished, for all equipment hired, including trucks, for all 
material used and for fuels, lubricants, power, tools, hardware 
and supplies purchased by said principal and used in carrying 
out said contract, and for labor and parts furnished upon the 
order of said contractor for the repair of equipment used in 
carrying out said contract. 

27. Notice. To obtain the benefit of the bond, any person, 
firm or corporation having any claim for labor performed, 
materials, machinery, tools or equipment furnished as afore- 
said, shall within ninety days after said claimant ceases to 
perform said labor or furnish said materials, machinery, tools 
or equipment file in the ofiice of the secretary of state, if the 
state is a contracting party, and with the state highway com- 
missioner, if the state is a party to said contract by or through 
said commissioner, or in the office of the clerk of the superior 
court for the county within which the contract shall be 
principally performed, if any political subdivision of the state 
is a contracting party, a statement of the claim; a copy of 
which shall forthwith be sent by mail by said secretary, com- 
missioner or clerk of court to the principal and surety. 

27-a. Petition and Hearing. Said claimant shall, within 
one year after filing such claim, file a petition in the superior 
court for the county within which the contract shall be 
principally performed to enforce Jiis claim or intervene in a 
petition already filed, with copy to the principal and surety, 
and such further notice as the court may order. Such petition 
shall contain allegation of the nature and subject matter of 
the claim or contract or indebtedness relied upon, of the 
execution and delivery of the bond, and of the facts showing 
compliance by the claimant with the provisions of these 



264 Chapter 183 [1943 

sections relative to the filing of said claim. Subsequent plead- 
ings may thereafter be filed by any party in interest for the 
purpose of formulating issues under the direction of the court. 
The court shall examine all claims which have been duly filed 
in accordance herewith, and fix a date for hearing thereon 
with notice to all creditors who have filed claims as herein 
provided, and to the principal and surety or sureties, and find 
the respective amounts due such party claimants and their 
rights to participate in the security and make such orders and 
decrees as justice may require. The court may require at any 
hearing on said claims the attendance of any official with 
whom claims have been filed, with such claims, or require 
such official to furnish copy of such claims for the use of the 
court. 

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

[Approved May 11, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 183. 

AN ACT RELATING TO VOTING QUALIFICATIONS. 

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

1. Voting Qualifications. Amend section 10 of chapter 31 
of the Revised Laws by adding thereto the following; No 
person shall be deemed to have gained or lost a residence by 
reason of his presence or absence while employed in the 
service of the United States, nor while engaged in the navi- 
gation of the waters of the United States or of the high seas, 
nor while a student of any seminary of learning, nor while 
confined in any public prison or other penal institution, so that 
as amended said section shall read : 10. Temporary Absence. 
A residence acquired by any person in any town shall not be 
interrupted or lost by a temporary absence therefrom, with 
the intention of returning thereto as his home. No person 
shall be deemed to have gained or lost a residence by reason 
of his presence or absence while employed in the service of the 
United States, nor while engaged in the navigation of the 
waters of the United States or of the high seas, nor while a 



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student of any seminary of learning, nor while confined in any 
public prison or other penal institution. 

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

[Approved May 11, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 184. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF REFUNDING BONDS OF 

THE STATE. 

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

1. Issuance of Refunding Bonds. For the purpose of re- 
funding like principal amounts of bonds of the state which 
are now outstanding and which mature or are subject to re- 
demption before June 30, 1947, the state treasurer is hereby 
authorized, under direction of the governor and council, to 
issue from time to time refunding bonds of the state of New 
Hampshire, such refunding bonds of each issue to bear in- 
terest at a rate or rates less than the rate or rates now borne 
by the bonds to be refunded, to mature at such time or times, 
to be in such form, to be sold in such manner and at such price, 
not less than par and accrued interest, and to be executed in 
such manner, as may be determined by the governor and 
council; provided, however, that no such issue of refunding 
bonds shall be delivered more than one year prior to the 
maturity or the date of redemption of the bonds to be re- 
funded unless (a) the proceeds of such refunding bonds shall 
be invested by the state treasurer in securities which con- 
stitute direct obligations of, or obligations the principal and 
interest of which are unconditionally guaranteed by, the 
United States government and which have a maturity prior to 
the maturity date or the redemption date of the bonds to be 
refunded and (b) the premium paid to the state for such re- 
funding bonds shall be in excess of (i) the additional interest 
which the state will be required to pay during the period both 
the bonds to be refunded and the new refunding bonds will be 
outstanding and (ii) the premium which will be required to 
purchase such government securities. The state treasurer 
shall hold such investment in a separate fund for the bonds 



266 Chapter 185 [1943 

to be refunded and shall use the proceeds of such investment 
in paying, either at the maturity date or dates or the re- 
demption date, the bonds to be refunded. The holders of the 
refunding bonds of each such issue shall be subrogated to all 
the rights, powers and privileges of the holders of the bonds 
refunded thereby. 

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

[Approved May 11, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 185. 

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS 

AND LONG TERM REPAIRS FOR THE STATE OF 

NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

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

1. Appropriation. The sum of four hundred ninety thou- 
sand dollars is hereby appropriated, and the unexpended 
balance of the sums appropriated by chapter 181 of the Laws 
of 1941 amounting to one hundred five thousand five hundred 
and forty dollars is hereby made available, for the purposes 
and in the amounts listed below, which purposes include such 
related improvements, facilities, equipment and furnishings 
as are necessary to complete the same. 

(a) to provide for changes incidental to the 
improvements made in the maintenance depart- 
ments at the state hospital $4,750 

(b) - to make improvements in the dairy and 
hay barns to provide facilities for industrial 
therapy quarters and vegetable storage at the 

state hospital $11,200 

(c) to make alterations to provide new kitchen 
and dining room facilities in the administration 
building at the state hospital $79,840 

(d) to provide for improvements in the farm 
buildings and the building of a henhouse on the 

Russell Farm at the state hospital $25,500 

(e) to provide for improvements in the farm 
buildings on the White Farm at the state hospital $6,600 



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(f) to make repairs to the military garage in 
Concord and to the armories in Berlin, Concord, 

Dover, Keene, Manchester and Nashua $42,150 

(g) to replace the fish screens of the fish and 
game department at Highland and Squam Lakes 

and to build a new screen at Northwood Lake . . . $2,100 

(h) to enlarge the prisoners recreation room 
at the state prison $4,900 

(i) to make alterations to increase the 
storage facilities in the state storage warehouse $25,000 

( j ) to provide a new water supply system and 
an addition to the sewage disposal plant at the 
Laconia state school $61,000 

(k) to repair the Wilkins Cottage and to make 
alterations in the old administration building at 
the state industrial school $7,000 

(1) to alter the administration building at the 
state sanatorium at Glencliff to provide quarters 
for nurses, to improve the electrical distribution 
system and to alter the dining room to provide 
administration offices at said sanatorium $12,500 

(m) to construct an adequate sewage disposal 
system at the state sanatorium at Glencliff $35,000 

(n) to provide for a new water supply and to 
make alterations in the water supply system at the 
state sanatorium at Glencliff $60,000 

(o) to construct and equip a new hospital 
building at the state sanatorium at Glencliff for the 
accommodation of approximately ninety patients 
and to provide operating facilities therein $200,000 

(p) to purchase the Woodworth building, now 
occupied by the state liquor commission $18,000 

The appropriation hereby made and the other sums made 
available for these projects shall be expended by the institu- 
tions and departments referred to herein under the direction 
of the governor and council and the work shall be done in 
accordance with plans and specifications approved by said 
governor and council. 

2. Bonds or Notes Authorized. To provide funds for the 
appropriation made in section 1 hereof, the state treasurer is 
hereby authorized under the direction of the governor and 
council to borrow upon the credit of the state not exceeding 



268 Chapter 185 [1943 

the sum of four hundred ninety thousand dollars, and for that 
purpose, may issue bonds or notes in the name and on behalf 
of the state of New Hampshire. The governor and council 
shall determine the form of such bonds or notes, their rate of 
interest, the dates when interest shall be paid, the dates of 
maturity, the places where principal and interest shall be 
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. The proceeds of the sale of such bonds or notes 
shall be held by the treasurer and paid out by him upon 
warrants drawn by the governor for the purposes of this act 
alone and the governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, shall draw his warrants for the payment from the 
funds provided for herein of all sums expended or due for the 
purposes herein authorized. Such bonds or notes may be 
negotiated and sold by the treasurer by direction of the gov- 
ernor and council as they deem to be most advantageous to the 
state. 

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 date of delivery to the treasurer 
and the date of maturity. The state treasurer shall keep an 
account of each bond or 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. Short-Term Notes. Prior to the issuance of the bonds 
or notes 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 which may be 
refunded by the issuance of the bonds or notes hereunder, 
provided however that at no one time shall the indebtedness 
of the state on such short-term loans exceed the sum of four 
hundred ninety thousand dollars. 

5. Federal Assistance. The governor and council are 
hereby authorized to cooperate with and enter into such agree- 
ments with the federal government, or any agency thereof, 
as they may deem advisable to secure federal funds for the 
purposes hereof. 

6. Transfer of Funds. In the event any one of the 



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projects listed herein is completed at a cost less than the 
amount appropriated therefor, the surplus therefrom may be 
transferred to any of the other projects under direction of the 
governor and council or if not so transferred may be used 
for (a) the construction and equipment of an addition to 
the Brown building at the state hospital to accommodate 
approximately one hundred twenty patients and (b) further 
alterations to the old administration building at the state in- 
dustrial school or the construction and equipment of new 
educational buildings at said school. 

7. Appropriation Extended. The appropriation of the un- 
expended balance of the amount appropriated by chapter 181 
of the Laws of 1941 made available for the purposes hereof is 
hereby extended so as to run for the same term as the amount 
appropriated hereunder. 

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

[Approved May 13, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 186. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO EMPLOYMENT OF CERTAIN PERSONS DURING 
WAR EMERGENCY. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene7'al Court convened: 

1. Declaration of Necessity. It is hereby found and de- 
clared that the national-defense program involves a great 
increase in the number of workers in already established 
manufacturing centers; that there are persons who, because 
of certain known defects, cannot contribute to the war effort, 
thus impeding the national-defense program. 

2. Waiver by Employees Having Known Physical Defects. 
Whenever any person desiring to enter a contract of employ- 
ment, shall have any known physical defect which imposes 
upon his prospective employer a further or unusual hazard, 
it shall be permissible for such person to waive in writing, in 
the manner hereinafter stated, for himself or his dependents 
or both, any rights to compensation under the provisions of 
chapter 216 of the Revised Laws for any personal injury 
arising out of and in the course of his employment, or deatli 



270 Chapter 186 [1943 

resulting therefrom, which may be found to be attributable in 
a material degree to such known physical defect. A person 
is not presumed to have any known physical defect unless and 
until such person shall have been subjected to a physical ex- 
amination by a duly registered physician of the state of New 
Hampshire who shall thereupon issue a certificate. 

3. Waiver Requirements. No such waiver shall become 
effective unless the known defect in question shall be plainly 
described therein by the prospective employee's physician, nor 
unless the prospective employee shall fully understand the 
meaning of said waiver, and, if such person shall be a minor, 
that one of the parents, or a guardian, of such minor, shall 
have approved the same in writing, nor until the waiver has 
been filed with the commissioner of labor who shall thereafter 
approve the same in writing and furnish each of the parties 
thereto a copy of said waiver together with his approval. No 
such waiver shall be a bar to a claim by the person signing 
the same, or his dependents, for compensation for any injury 
arising out of and in the course of his employment, or death, 
resulting therefrom, which injury shall not have been found 
to be attributable in a material degree to the particular con- 
dition described therein. The rights and liabilities of the 
parties to such waiver as to injuries arising out of and in the 
course of the employment and within the terms of such 
waiver shall be such as are provided by law in the case of an 
employer having less than five employees, who shall not have 
accepted the provisions of chapter 216 of the Revised Laws. 

4. Act Controlling. In so far as the provisions of this act 
are inconsistent with the provisions of any other law, the pro- 
visions of this act shall be controlling. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage and shall be effective until six months after the 
present war. 

[Approved May 13, 1943.] 



1943] Chapter 187 271 

CHAPTER 187. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO QUALIFICATIONS OF LEGAL VOTERS AS TO 

RESIDENCE. 

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

1. Qualifications for Voting. Amend section 8 of chap- 
ter 31 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 8. Residence; 
Transfer Cards. No person shall be considered as dwelling or 
having his home in any town, for the purpose of voting or 
being voted for at any meeting, unless he shall have resided 
within such town six months next preceding the day of meet- 
ing, except as provided in the following paragraphs : 

I. Any legal voter, whose name appears upon the check- 
list of any town or city, and who shall move from said town 
or city to another town or city within the state, within six 
months next prior to any election, may vote at such election 
in the town or city to which he shall have removed, if, prior 
to or at the last session for correction of the check-list in such 
town or city, he shall present to the supervisors of the check- 
list of said town or city a duly issued transfer card as pro- 
vided in paragraph II. The supervisors of the town or city 
to which any such voter shall remove shall place the name of 
such voter upon the check-list of said town or city upon the 
presentation of said duly issued transfer card prior to or at 
the last session for the correction of said check-list in such 
town or city. 

II. The supervisors of each city and town shall provide 
themselves with cards, to be known as transfer cards, in such 
form as the secretary of state may determine, which shall 
have printed thereon a schedule to indicate the name of the 
voter, the town or city of which he is a legal voter, the approxi- 
mate date of removal therefrom, the town or city to which he 
removes, and such other information as may be necessary 
together with spaces for the signatures of a majority of the 
supervisors. The supervisors shall execute and issue such 
transfer cards to legal voters whose names appear on the 
check-list, who apply therefor not more than six months and 
not less than thirty days next prior to any election and who 
furnish satisfactory evidence of their intention to remove to 



272 Chapter 188 [1943 

another town or city and to vote therein at such election. 
Upon the issuance of such a transfer card to any voter his 
name shall be removed from the check-list by the supervisors 
issuing said card. 

III. Any legal voter, whose name appears upon the 
check-list of the ward of any city in the state, and who shall 
thereafter move to another ward in said city shall be entitled 
to vote in, and have his name remain on the list of voters of 
the ward from which he has removed until such person shall 
have gained a legal residence in the ward to which he shall 
have removed, provided that after such person shall have 
established a legal residence in the ward to which he shall 
have moved by living there six months, he shall not be entitled 
to vote in the v/ard from which removal has been made. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect June 1, 1943. 

[Approved May 13, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 188. 

AN ACT EXTENDING THE COMMISSION TO STUDY RETIREMENT 

PLANS. 

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

1. Retirement Study Commission. The commission 
appointed under the authority granted by chapter 165 of the 
Laws of 1941 is hereby continued for a period of two years 
from the date of the passage of this act. 

2. Duties. Said commission shall prepare a bill for sub- 
mission to the 1945 legislature providing for a retirement 
system for state employees based upon the plan as outlined 
by the commission in its report to the 1943 legislature to- 
gether with such amendments to said plan as may in the 
judgment of said commission be necessary to make said plan 
effective. Said commission shall make a further study of 
state participation in any present or proposed retirement plan 
for other public employees, including employees of towns, 
cities or other municipal subdivisions. Said commission shall 
make a report of its further findings and recommendations to 
the 1945 session of the legislature. 

3. Appropriation. There is hereby appropriated for the 



1943] Chapters 189, 190 273 

purposes of said retirement study commission the sum of two 
thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, 
and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

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

[Approved May 13, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 189. 



AN ACT TO DEFINE NONRESIDENT AS USED IN THE REVISED LAWS, 
TITLE XI, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES. 

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

1. Nonresident, Defined. Amend paragraph XVII of sec- 
tion 1, chapter 115 of the Revised Laws, by striking out the 
whole of said paragraph and by substituting therefor the 
following: XVII. "Nonresident", any person whose legal 
residence is in some state, district or country other than New 
Hampshire, but a nonresident, having a regular abode or place 
of business within the state for more than six months in any 
year, shall be deemed a resident as to all vehicles principally 
used in connection with such abode or place of business and 
the commissioner for the purposes of registration shall de- 
termine what vehicles are so used. 

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

[Approved May 13, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 190. 



AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE VETERANS COUNCIL AND 
RELATING TO THE PREFERENCE OF VETERANS. 

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

1. State Veterans Council. Amend the Revised Laws by 
inserting after chapter 219 the following new chapter: 



274 Chapter 190 [1943 

Chapter 219-A 
State Veterans Council 

1. Council Established. There shall be a state veterans 
council of three members to be appointed by the governor and 
council, each of whom shall be veterans of any war in which 
the United States has been engaged and a citizen of the state. 
Of the first appointments hereunder one shall be appointed for 
a term of three years, one for a term of two years, one for a 
term of one year and thereafter each shall be appointed for 
a term of three years. Each member of the council shall 
hold office until his successor is appointed and qualified. Any 
vacancy in the council shall be filled by the governor and 
council for the unexpired term. 

2. Compensation; Office. No member of the council shall 
receive compensation for services rendered but his necessary 
expenses incurred in the performance of his official duties 
shall be paid from the appropriation for said council. Said 
council shall be provided with an office in the state house. 

3. State Veterans Service Officer. Said council shall, with 
the approval of the governor and council, appoint and fix the 
salary of a state veterans service officer, who shall be an 
honorably discharged veteran of a war in which the United 
States was engaged. He shall serve during the pleasure of 
the council and shall perform such duties as the council shall 
determine. 

4. Duties. The state veterans council shall assist veterans 
who are residents of this state or their dependents to secure 
all benefits or preferences to which they may be entitled under 
any state or federal laws or regulations. Said council shall 
employ such assistance as may be necessary, within the limits 
of the appropriation made therefor. 

2. Repeal. Section 25 of chapter 126 of the Revised Laws, 
relative to a veterans' officer in the department of public wel- 
fare, is hereby repealed. 

3.='= Appropriation. The sum of five thousand dollars is 
hereby appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, 
and a like sum for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1945, for the 
use of the state veterans council. The governor is authorized 
to draw his warrant for said sums out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 



* See also chapter 208, post. 



1943] Chapter 190 275 

4. Public Employments. Amend section 4 of chapter 219 
of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 4. Employment of Veterans. 
In public employment of clerks, office help, mechanics, labor- 
ers, inspectors, supervisors, foremen, janitors, peace officers, 
and relief employees in the construction of public works, 
public projects and in the conduct of state, city, town or dis- 
trict departments by the state or by a county, city, town, or 
district, or by persons contracting therewith for such con- 
struction, carrying out of relief projects and in the conduct 
of state, city, town, or district departments, preference shall 
be given to citizens of the state who have served in the armed 
forces of the United States, for not less than ninety days, in 
times of war, and have been discharged honorably therefrom 
or released from active duty therein, if qualified for said em- 
ployment and if registered in accordance with the provisions 
of section 6. Where such employment is obtained from relief 
rolls or for persons in need, in cases of equal or greater need 
preference shall be given to such veterans. 

5. Requirements. Amend said chapter 219 by adding at 
the end thereof the following new sections : 6. Registration. 
Veterans to be entitled to preference under this subdivision 
shall register with the clerk of the town or city in which they 
reside, with the county commissioners of their county, and 
with the state veterans council of the state. Any person re- 
quiring employees, as provided in section 4, shall consult said 
lists. 7. Definitions. The term "armed forces" as used in 
section 4 shall include members of the army, navy, marine 
corps, coast guard and any woman's auxiliary to such forces, 
the members of which are under and subject to military law. 
8. Penalty. Any person violating any provision of this sub- 
division shall be fined one hundred dollars. 

6. Employment by Liquor Commission. Amend section 51 
of chapter 170 of the Ptcvised Laws by striking out said sec- 
tion and inserting in place thereof the following: 51. 
Preference Given. Any person who served for not less than 
ninety days in the armed forces of the United States during 
any war in which the United States was engaged, and received 
an honorable discharge from such service, shall be given pref- 
erence in appointment under the provisions of sections 7, 8, 10 
and 49, if qualified therefor and if registered in accordance 



276 Chapter 191 [1943 

with the provisions of section 6 of chapter 219 of the Revised 
Laws. 

7. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 
1943. 

[Approved May 13, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 191. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO TAKING WILD DEER IN CERTAIN COUNTIES 

OF THE STATE. 

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

1. Wild Deer. For the period of two years from the date 
when this act takes effect the open season for taking wild 
deer, under the restrictions of Title XX of the Revised Laws 
shall be as follows: In the counties of Carroll and Grafton 
from November first to December first, in that part of Coos 
county lying north of the main highway known as United 
States Route No. 2 from the Vermont boundary to the Maine 
boundary through the towns of Lancaster, Jefferson, 
Randolph, Gorham, and Shelburne from October fifteenth to 
December first, in the remainder of Coos county from Novem- 
ber first to December first, and in all other counties in the 
state from December first to December twenty-first, except 
that no deer shall be hunted or taken at any. time on any 
island or in any waters in lakes and ponds. 

2. Laws Suspended. During the time this act is in effect 
such provisions of section 3 of chapter 242 of the Revised 
Laws as may be inconsistent with the provisions of this act 
are hereby suspended. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage and shall remain in force for two years. 

[Approved May 18, 1943.] 



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CHAPTER 192. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO BENEFITS UNDER THE TEACHERS RETIRE- 
MENT SYSTEM. 

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

1. Teachers Retirement System. Amend section 15 of 
chapter 136 of the Revised Laws by striking- out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following-: 15. Allowance 
in Case of Resignation or Dismissal. I. Any member of the 
retirement association withdrawing from service in the public 
schools of the retirement system area by resignation or dis- 
missal, or upon resigning- from the retirement association, 
before becoming eligible to retirement, shall be entitled to 
receive from the retirement board all payments made thereto 
by him with interest. II. Payments returned as above pro- 
vided shall be made in lump sums or in installments as such 
member may elect, subject, however, to such rules and 
regulations as may be prescribed by said board. III. In case 
of resignation or dismissal of a member as specified under I 
above, the payments made by the state, with the interest 
thereon, shall be transferred by said board to the reserve 
fund. IV. In case of the death of such member under the 
circumstances set forth in paragraph I hereof, the several 
amounts to which he would be entitled, if living, shall be paid 
to a surviving wife, or to the legal representatives of such 
deceased member, as may be elected, subject to the rules and 
regulations of the retirement board. 

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

[Approved May 18, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 193. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL FUNDS OF THE STATE. 

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

1. Appropriation. A sum not exceeding two million one 
hundred thousand dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 



278 Chapter 194 [1943 

1944, and a sum not exceeding two million one hundred thou- 
sand dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1945, are here- 
by appropriated for the use of the state for general purposes 
and such sums shall be a charge upon the special fund con- 
stituted by chapter 126, Laws of 1931, as amended. The state 
treasurer, at such times and in such amounts as the governor 
and council may determine, within the limits hereinbefore pro- 
vided, may transfer such sums from said special fund to the 
general funds of the state. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1943. 

[Approved May 18, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 194. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO COLLECTING AND PRESERVING VITAL 
STATISTICS. 

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

1. Vital Statistics. Amend chapter 337 of the Revised 
Laws by adding at the end thereof the following new sections : 

17. Rules and Regulations. The registrar of vital statistics 
is authorized and empowered to make rules and regulations 
to secure uniformity and efficiency in the preparation, tran- 
scription, collection, compilation and preservation of facts in 
relation to births, marriages and deaths. Said rules and 
regulations also may include provisions for so-called delayed 
certificates of birth, the registration of children of unknown 
parentage, the filing of additional certificates after the 
legitimation of children and other matters relative to vital 
statistics. Such rules and regulations shall be given such 
publicity as said registrar may deem necessary and shall be 
binding upon the town clerks charged with duties under the 
provisions of this chapter. 

18. Certified Copies. A town clerk or the registrar of vital 
statistics shall issue to any applicant a certified copy of any 
record in his office relative to births, marriages and deaths or 
any part thereof, or verification thereof. 

19. Fees. A town clerk or the registrar of vital statistics 
shall be paid in advance, by any person requesting any copy 
or verification as provided in section 18, the sum of fifty cents 



1943] Chapter 195 279 

for making search, which sum shall include payment for the 
issuance of such copy or verification, provided that the fee to 
town clerks for examination of documents and issuance of a 
delayed birth certificate shall be two dollars. 

20. Governmental Agencies. Certified copies, certificates of 
partial facts, verifications or search of the records may be 
made for any federal, state or local governmental agency by 
special arrangement without regard to the provisions of 
section 19. 

21. Disposal of Fees. All fees collected by the registrar 
of vital statistics under the provisions of sections 19 and 20 
shall be paid into the state treasury. 

2. Illegal Acts. Amend chapter 337 of the Revised Laws 
by striking out section 16 and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 16. Penalties. Any person who wilfully makes 
or alters any vital statistics record, or certified copy thereof, 
except as provided in this chapter, shall be fined not more 
than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than six 
months, or both. Any person who violates any of the pro- 
visions of this chapter, or of any rule or regulation pro- 
mulgated thereunder, or who neglects or refuses to perform 
a duty imposed upon him by the provisions hereof, shall be 
fined not more than one hundred dollars for each oflfense, for 
the use of the town in which the offense was committed, and 
it shall be the duty of the registrar of vital statistics to en- 
force this section. 

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

[Approved May 18, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 195. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALARIES OF THE SHERIFF AND COUNTY 
COMMISSIONERS OF BELKNAP COUNTY. 

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

1. Belknap County. Amend section 27 of chapter 380 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out the words "one thousand" 
after the word "Belknap" in the fifth line and inserting in 
place thereof the words, thirteen hundred, so that said section 



280 Chapter 195 [1943 

as amended shall read as follows. 27. Salaries. The annual 
salaries of the sheriffs of the several counties shall be as 
follows : 

In Rockingham, one thousand dollars. 

In Strafford, one thousand dollars. 

In Belknap, thirteen hundred dollars. 

In Carroll, eight hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack, two thousand dollars. 

In Hillsborough, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, nine hundred dollars. 

In Sullivan, eight hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, one thousand dollars. 

In Coos, fourteen hundred dollars. 

2. Salary Increase. Amend section 27 of chapter 47 of the 
Revised Laws, as amended by chapters 119 and 150 of the 
Laws of 1943, by striking out the word "nine" in the fifth line 
and inserting in place thereof the word, twelve, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: 27. Commission- 
ers. The annual salary of each commissioner 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, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack, ten hundred dollars. 

In Hillsborough, twenty-one hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, one thousand dollars. 

In Sullivan, ten hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, ten hundred dollars. 

In Carroll and Coos counties each commissioner, when 
employed in the business of the county, shall receive five dollars 
a day, payable as hereinbefore provided. To the foregoing 
sums shall be added, in all the counties, a reasonable sum for 
all necessary expenses, upon order of the county auditors. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage provided that the salary increases provided for here- 
in shall be effective as of April 1, 1943. 

[Approved May 18, 1943.] 



* See also chapter 179, ante. 



1943] Chapter 196 281 

CHAPTER 196. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FIDUCIARIES AND TRUSTEES IN MILITARY 

SERVICE. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene7'al Court convened: 

1. Definitions. When used in this act the following terms 
shall be construed as follows: 

I. The term "fiduciary" shall include an executor, 
administrator, trustee under a will, trustee, conservator or 
guardian appointed by any court. 

II. The term "fiduciary in military service" shall include 
fiduciaries who are members of the military forces of the 
United States or of any allied or associated power or who are 
detailed by proper authority for duty with such military 
forces. 

III. The term "trustee in military service" shall in- 
clude trustees under deeds, agreements or declarations of trust 
who are members of the military forces of the United States 
or of any allied or associated power or who are detailed by 
proper authority for duty with such military forces. 

IV. The term "military" shall include the army, navy, 
marine corps, coast guard or other branches of the armed 
forces. 

2. Power of Courts. During the period when any fidu- 
ciary is or shall be in mihtary service the court having 
jurisdiction of the accounts of such fiduciary shall have the 
power to authorize the co-fiduciary or co-fiduciaries, if any, to 
exercise all of the powers of such fiduciary that can be trans- 
ferred to the co-fiduciary or co-fiduciaries, or to appoint a 
substituted fiduciary pro tern to act in place of such fiduciary 
and to authorize such substituted fiduciary pro tern to exer- 
cise all of the powers of the fiduciary in military service that 
can be transferred to the substituted fiduciary pro tern. 

3. Procedure. The relief authorized by section 2 hereof 
may be granted upon petition of any party in interest, the 
fiduciary in military service or any co-fiduciary or surety. It 
shall not be necessary to secure the joinder of any other party 
in interest in such petition, but notice of the presentation of 
the petition shall be given to all parties in interest who are 



282 Chapter 196 [1943 

sui juris at such time and in such manner as the court may 
direct by general rule or special order. 

4. Security for Substituted Fiduciaries. Any substituted 
fiduciary pro tern appointed under the provisions of section 2 
hereof shall furnish such security, if any, as the court may 
direct and shall receive such compensation as the court may 
allow. Such substituted fiduciary pro tern shall have the 
same duties and responsibilities with respect to accounting, 
and otherwise, during the period that he holds office as the 
fiduciary in military service would have had if not in such 
service. 

5. Extent of Power. Any decree entered pursuant to the 
provisions of section 2 hereof shall remain in force until re- 
voked by the court upon cause shown and no act done by any 
substituted fiduciary pro tern or co-fiduciary or co-fiduciaries 
while such decree is in force shall be impeached on the ground 
that a fiduciary was not in or had ceased to be in military 
service. 

6. Fiduciary in Service Relieved from Duties. So long as 
any decree entered pursuant to the provisions of section 2 
hereof remains in force the fiduciary named therein as being in 
military service shall exercise none of his fiduciary powers or 
discretion and shall be under no liability for any acts or 
omissions of the substituted fiduciary pro tern or of any co- 
fiduciary or co-fiduciaries during that period, provided, that 
nothing contained in this act shall relieve a fiduciary who 
enters military service from liability for the administration 
of the estate before the entry of a decree under the pro- 
visions hereof. If the court shall find that because of the 
military service of the fiduciary, the stating of an account at 
that time is not possible, an accounting by such fiduciary in 
military service shall not be a prerequisite to the appointment 
of a substituted fiduciary pro tern, and upon the reinstate- 
ment of such fiduciary or at such time as the said court deems 
meet such fiduciary may be required by said court to file an 
accounting of his administration of said estate. 

7. Power of Removal. The court appointing a substituted 
fiduciary pro tern under the provisions of section 2 hereof 
shall have the same powers of control, removal, discharge and 
settlement of the accounts of such substituted fiduciary as 
are conferred upon it by existing law with respect to other 
fiduciaries. 



1943] Chapters 197, 198 283 

8. Trustees under Deeds, Agreements and Declarations of 
Trust. In the case of any trustee in military service who is 
trustee under a deed, agreement or declaration of trust, and 
not under the jurisdiction of the probate court, the superior 
court, upon petition by any party in interest, may proceed as 
provided in this act as to fiduciaries in military service. 

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

[Approved May 18, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 197. 



AN ACT RELATING TO CERTIFICATES OF APPROVAL AND OFF-SALE 
PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF BEVERAGES. 

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

1. Certificates of Approval. Amend section 78 of chapter 
170 of the Revised Laws by adding thereto the following new 
section: 78-a. Restrictions. No holder of a certificate of 
approval and no officer, director, employee or agent of a holder 
of a certificate of approval shall have an interest, either direct 
or indirect, in the business of the holder of a wholesaler's, on- 
sale or off -sale permit. 

2. Sale of Beverages. Amend chapter 170 of the Revised 
Laws by inserting after section 60 the following new section : 
60-a. No person holding an off -sale permit shall sell beverages 
on Sundays. 

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

[Approved May 18, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 198. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES BY PERSONS 
IN THE ARMED FORCES. 

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

1. Members of Armed Forces. Any person who is a mem- 
ber of the armed forces of the United States, and who at the 



284 Chapter 199 [1943 

time of his induction, call on reserve commission or enlist- 
ment into such forces was the holder of a valid New Hamp- 
shire license to operate motor vehicles in this state shall, not- 
withstanding the expiration of such license, be entitled to 
operate a motor vehicle without obtaining a new license there- 
for. Such person shall, while operating a motor vehicle, 
carry upon his person the license issued to him, in force at the 
time of his entrance into the armed forces, and conclusive 
evidence that he is a member of said armed forces. Nothing 
in this act shall be construed to permit a person against whom 
a revocation or suspension of a license is in force or a person 
who has been refused a license by the commissioner of motor 
vehicles, to operate a motor vehicle. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage and shall remain in effect during the present war 
emergency. 

[Approved May 18, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 199. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO REPORTS BY THE HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER. 

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

1. State Highway Department. Amend section 18 of 
chapter 99 of the Revised Laws by striking out the word 
"January" and inserting in place thereof the word, December, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 18. 
Report. The commissioner shall annually report to the gov- 
ernor and council the work done and expenditures incurred by 
his department for the year ending December thirty-first. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of De- 
cember 31, 1944. 

[Approved May 18, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 200, 201 285 

CHAPTER 200. 

AN ACT RELATING TO JURISDICTION OF CRIMINAL CASES IN 
MUNICIPAL COURTS. 

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

1. Vacancies in OflBces of Justice and Special Justice. 

Amend section 15, chapter 377 of the Revised Laws of the 
state of New Hampshire by striking out said section and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: 15. Criminal Cases, 
Municipal Courts. Municipal courts shall have the powers 
of a justice of the peace and quorum throughout the state, 
and shall have original jurisdiction, subject to appeal, of all 
crimes and offenses committed within the confines of the city 
or town wherein such courts are located, or within any town 
in the same county which has no municipal court, or within 
any city or town in the same county in which vacancies exist 
in the offices of justice and special justice of the municipal 
court, which are punishable by a fine not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both. 

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

[Approved May 18, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 201. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE RECOGNITION OF THE WAR SERVICE OF RESI- 
DENTS OF THIS STATE WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES 
OF THE UNITED STATES DURING WORLD WAR II. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hou^e of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Qualification for Bonus. Each person who is a resident 
of the state of New Hampshire and who has served for a 
period of more than ninety days in any capacity in the armed 
forces of the United States, during the present war, and has 
been honorably discharged therefrom, shall be entitled to the 
benefits provided for hereunder. 

2. Definition. The term "armed forces of the United 
States" as used herein shall mean the army, navy, marine 



286 Chapter 201 [1943 

corps, coast guard, and any woman's auxiliary services to such 
forces, the members of which are subject to and under 
mihtary law. 

3. Roster. The adjutant general shall, from time to time, 
prepare a roster of the names of residents of the state who 
have qualified for benefits under the provisions hereof, and 
shall certify the same to the state treasurer. 

4. Bonus Payment. In recognition of the service per- 
formed by the persons named in section 1, the state treasurer, 
when such names are certified to him as provided in the pre- 
ceding section and when application is made therefor, shall 
pay to each such resident, or to the wife, mother, father, son 
or daughter of such as have died, a sum equal to ten dollars 
per month for each month of such service, but not exceeding 
in any event the sum of one hundred dollars, and said treas- 
urer shall take such formal receipt as he shall prescribe. 

5. Special Poll Tax. Beginning with April first, 1944, and 
continuing until termination is ordered, as hereinafter pro- 
vided, there shall be assessed upon all taxable polls, as now or 
hereafter defined, within the state, a further tax of three 
dollars in addition to the poll tax now provided or which may 
be provided for by law, such additional tax to be assessed, 
levied and collected in accordance with the laws relating to 
poll taxes. A separate account of such additional tax shall be 
kept by the several town or city officers and it shall be paid by 
the several towns and cities to the state treasurer, on or be- 
fore the first day of December of the several years, and the 
state treasurer is hereby authorized to issue his extent for 
all taxes which shall remain unpaid on said dates last 
mentioned. The state treasurer shall keep all funds accruing 
from the collection of the special poll tax provided for by this 
section in a separate account from which he shall pay the 
indebtedness incurred under the provisions of this act, as the 
same shall become due. Any balance in said separate account, 
after making the payments authorized hereunder, shall not be 
used for any other purposes than for benefits or assistance to 
veterans to such an extent as the legislature may authorize. 
The assessment and collection of said additional poll tax pro- 
vided for herein shall cease when the legislature or, if the 
legislature is not in session, the governor and council shall 
determine that sufficient funds have been collected to make 
payments to veterans herein provided for. 



1943] Chapter 201 287 

6. Bond Issue Authorized. In order to provide the funds 
for the payment of the bonus authorized hereunder, the sum 
of four milhon dollars, or so much thereof as may be 
necessary, is hereby appropriated, and the state treasurer is 
hereby authorized, under the direction of the governor and 
council, to borrow upon the credit of the state a sum not 
exceeding four million dollars and for that purpose may issue 
bonds or notes in the name and on behalf of the state. Such 
bonds or notes shall be deemed a pledge of the faith and 
credit of the state. 

7. Form; Proceeds of Sale. The governor and council 
shall determine the form of such bonds or notes, their rate of 
interest, the dates when interest shall be paid, the dates of 
maturity, the places where principal and interest shall be paid, 
and the time or times of issue. Such bonds or notes shall be 
signed by the treasurer and countersigned by the governor. 
The treasurer may negotiate and sell such bonds or notes 
under the direction of the governor and council in such 
manner 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 sum 
hereinbefore appropriated, for the purposes of this act only. 
Said bonds or notes and interest thereon shall be repaid from 
the collections from the special poll tax provided for in this 
act. 

8. 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 
account of each bond or note, showing the number and amount 
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. 

9. Short-Term Notes. Prior to the issuance of the bonds 
hereunder, and in anticipation of the collection of revenue 
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 
issuance of the bonds hereunder, provided, however, that at 
no one time shall the indebtedness of the state on such short- 
term loans exceed the sum of four million dollars. 



288 Chapter 202 [1943 

10. Application of Laws. For the purpose of the assess- 
ment and collection of the special poll tax provided by this 
act the provisions of section 2 of chapter 73 of the Revised 
Laws, as amended by chapter 173 of the Laws of 1943, so far 
as they apply to exemptions to soldiers, sailors or marines of 
any war in which the United States has been engaged, except 
World War II, shall not be applicable. 

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

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 202. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALARY OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF 
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. 

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

1. Increase in Salary for Hillsborough County Commission- 
ers. Amend section 27 of chapter 47 of the Revised Laws, as 
amended by chapters 119, 150 and 195 of the Laws of 1943, 
by striking out the word "twenty-one" and inserting in place 
thereof the word, twenty-four, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 27. Commissioners. The 
annual salary of each commissioner 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, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack, ten hundred dollars. 

In Hillsborough, twenty-four hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, one thousand dollars. 

In Sullivan, ten hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, ten hundred dollars. 

In Carroll and Coos counties each commissioner, when 
employed in the business of the county, shall receive five 
dollars a day, payable as hereinbefore provided. To the fore- 
going sums shall be added, in all the counties, a reasonable 
sum for all necessary expenses, upon order of the county 
auditors. 

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

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 203, 204 289 

CHAPTER 203. 

AN ACT TO PROTECT STATE EMPLOYEES ORDERED INTO NON- 
MILITARY SERVICE BY THE WAR MANPOWER COMMISSION. 

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

1. State Employees in Non-Military War Service. Amend 

chapter 218 of the Laws of 1941, as amended by chapter 72 
of the Laws of 1943, by inserting after section 6-a the follow- 
ing- new section: 6-b. Non-Military Service. Any state 
official or employee who, after the date of the passage of this 
act and during the present war emergency, shall involuntarily 
leave the state service because of the orders of the war man- 
power commission of the United States, or of any other 
United States agency, except the army or navy, having 
lawful authority to command that one shall terminate state 
employment to enter non-military war service, shall be 
entitled to the same privileges of reinstatement in the state 
service as members of the military or naval service are entitled 
under the provisions of this chapter, provided that he makes 
application therefor within forty days after he has, or could 
have, been relieved from such orders of such United States 
agencies. 

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

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 204. 



AN ACT RELATING TO ADDITIONAL GRANT FOR OLD AGE 
ASSISTANCE. 

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

1. Additional Grant for Old Age Assistance. In view of 
the war emergency and the rise in cost of living, the sum of 
twenty-five thousand dollars for each of the years 1944 and 
1945 is hereby made available to the department of public wel- 
fare for additional aid to old age recipients. The sums hereby 
so made available shall be a charge upon the appropriation 



290 Chapters 205, 206 [1943 

provided for by chapter 176 of the Laws of 1943, an act 
relative to emergency appropriations. 

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

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 205. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALARY OF THE COMMISSIONER 
OF AGRICULTURE. 

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

1. Commissioner of Agriculture. Amend section 5 of 
chapter 223 of the Revised Laws by striking out the words 
"thirty-five hundred" and inserting in place thereof the words, 
four thousand, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 5. Salary. His salary shall be four thousand 
dollars a year, and he shall be allowed his actual expenses 
when on official duty elsewhere than in the office of the de- 
partment. 

2. Takes Effect; Limitation. This act shall take effect 
July 1, 1943, and the provisions of chapter 170 of the Laws of 
1943, relative to temporary salary increase, shall not apply to 
the commissioner of agriculture. 

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 206. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALARY OF THE DEPUTY INSURANCE 

COMMISSIONER. 

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

1. Deputy Insurance Commissioner. Amend section 7 of 
chapter 321 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 7. Compen- 
sation. The annual salary of the commissioner shall be five 
thousand dollars, and of the deputy commissioner twenty- 
seven hundred dollars, and shall be full compensation for their 
services. 



1943] Chapters 207, 208 291 

2. Takes Effect; Limitation. This act shall take effect 
upon its passage, and the provisions of chapter 170 of the 
Laws of 1943, relative to temporary salary increase, shall not 
apply to the deputy insurance commissioner. 

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 207. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE. 

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

1, Salary. Amend section 11 of chapter 21 of the Revised 
Laws by inserting after the word ''thousand" the words, five 
hundred, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
11. Secretary. The annual salary of the secretary of state 
shall be four thousand five hundred dollars, which shall be in 
full for his services. 

2. Takes Effect; Limitation. This act shall take effect 
July 1, 1943, and the provisions of chapter 170 of the Laws of 
1943, relative to temporary salary increase, shall not apply to 
the secretary of state. 

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 208. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE VETERANS 

COUNCIL. 

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

1. Transfer of Appropriation. Amend section 3 of chap- 
ter 190 of the Laws of 1943 by striking out said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 3. Appropriation. 

The sum of five thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for 
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and a like sum for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1945, for the use of the state 
veterans council. Of the above sums four thousand dollars 
for each of said fiscal years shall be a charge upon the appro- 
priations for the public welfare department and one thousand 



292 Chapters 209, 210 [1943 

dollars for each of said years shall be a charge upon the 
general funds. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1943. 

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 209 

AN ACT RELATING TO PORCUPINES. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genei'al Court convened: 

1. Bounties on Porcupines. If any person shall kill a 
porcupine within this state and shall produce the head thereof 
to the selectmen of the town or clerk of the city in which it 
was killed, and shall prove to their satisfaction that such 
porcupine was killed by him, within the limits of said town 
or city, the selectmen or city clerk shall destroy the head so 
produced so that it cannot be offered again for bounty, and 
shall pay fifty cents for each porcupine so destroyed. Any 
person producing for bounty to the selectmen or city clerk the 
head of a porcupine, killed outside the limits of that town or 
city, shall be fined not less than ten dollars, or imprisoned 
thirty days, or both. Said towns and cities shall be re- 
imbursed for payment of said bounties as provided in section 5 
of chapter 180 of the Revised Laws. 

2. Repeal. Sections 2 and 3 of chapter 180 of the Revised 
Laws, relative to bounties for hedgehogs, are hereby repealed. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage and shall be in force for a period of two yeai'S. 

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 210. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE REHABILITATION AND MANAGEMENT 
OF CERTAIN STATE TRUST FUNDS. 

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

1. Appropriation. The sum of ninety-five thousand dollars 
is hereby appropriated for the purpose of rehabilitating cer- 



1943] Chapter 210 293 

tain funds left in trust to the state of New Hampshire. The 
trust funds which shall be rehabilitated and the amount appro- 
priated for each fund are as follows: 

(a) Catherine Fiske Legacy for the benefit of 

the state hospital $26,378.43 

(b) Jacob Kimball Legacy for the benefit of 

the state hospital $6,753.49 

(c) Teachers Institute Trust Fund for the 
promotion of education $59,723.37 

2. Bonds or Notes Authorized. The state treasurer is 
hereby authorized, under the direction of the governor and 
council, to borrow upon the credit of the state, not exceeding 
ninety-five thousand dollars for the purpose of rehabilitating 
the trust funds specified in this act and for that purpose may 
issue bonds or notes in the name and on behalf of the state of 
New Hampshire at a rate of interest to be determined by the 
governor and council. The maturity dates of such bonds or 
notes shall be determined by the governor and council but in 
no case shall they be later than twenty years from the date 
of issue. Such bonds or notes may be renewed from time to 
time by the issuance of other such bonds or notes in the same 
manner but the maturity dates of such renewed bonds or 
notes shall not be later than twenty years from the date of 
the issue of the original bond or note renewed thereby. All 
such bonds or notes shall be in such form and such denomi- 
nations as the governor and council shall determine, may be 
registerable as to both principal and interest, shall be counter- 
signed 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 or notes countersigned by 
the governor, showing the number and amount of each bond 
or 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 bond or 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 
or notes by direction of the governor and council in such 
manner as they may determine most advantageous to the 
state. The proceeds of the sale of such bonds or notes shall 
be held by the treasurer and paid out by him upon warrants 



294 Chapter 210 [1943 

drawn by the governor for the purposes of this act alone and 
the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall 
draw his warrants for the payment from the funds provided 
for herein of all sums expended or due for the purposes herein 
authorized. 

3. Short-Term Notes. Prior to the issuance of the bonds 
or notes provided for 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 issuance of the bonds or notes provided 
for hereunder. 

4. Administration. The trust funds for the benefit of the 
New Hampshire state hospital described in subsections (a) 
and (b) of section 1 of this act shall be administered by the 
board of trustees of the New Hampshire state hospital. The 
trust fund for the benefit of education described in subsection 
(c) of section 1 hereof shall be administered by the board of 
education. In each instance the trust funds shall be ad- 
ministered by the agencies designated, under the direction 
and supervision of the governor and council. The state 
treasurer shall have custody of the funds. 

5. Investment of Trust Funds. The agencies herein 
designated to administer the trust funds as hereinbefore 
specified are authorized to invest and reinvest the funds of 
such trusts in securities which are legal investments for New 
Hampshire savings banks, subject to the approval of the gov- 
ernor and council. 

6. Benjamin Thompson Trust Fund. The state treasurer 
is hereby authorized to sell any or all of the securities now 
held by the Benjamin Thompson trust fund and to invest and 
reinvest the proceeds of such sales in securities which are 
legal investments for New Hampshire savings banks. Such 
sales and investments shall be made upon the recommendation 
of the governor and council after consultation with the 
trustees of the University of New Hampshire. 

7. Accounts. The agencies designated to administer the 
trust funds as specified in section 1 shall preserve the identity 
of each trust fund and keep a separate account thereof. A 
copy of the account with reference to each trust fund shall be 
approved annually by the governor and council and filed with 
the state treasurer. 

8. Trust Funds. All trust funds left to and accepted by 
the state shall be kept separate from any other funds and 



1943] Chapter 211 295 

shall be administered by the board of trustees or other gov- 
erning body having control of the activities to be benefited by 
the trust in accordance with the terms of the instrument 
creating the same and under the direction and supervision of 
the governor and council. The funds shall be in the custody 
of the state treasurer. 

•9. Repeal. The provisions of any act relating to any of 
the trust funds as specified in section 1 which are inconsistent 
with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed to the ex- 
tent of such inconsistency. The provisions of section 10 of 
chapter 12 of the Laws of 1891, requiring that all money 
received from the sale of the assets of the Benjamin Thompson 
trust fund be used in paying and retiring outstanding in- 
debtedness of the state, are hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 211. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITY BENEFITS. 

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

1. Commission Extended. The commission on disability 
benefits created by chapter 206 of the Laws of 1939, as ex- 
tended by chapter 177 of the Laws of 1941, is hereby extended 
for a further period of two years from the date of the passage 
of this act, with all the powers and duties provided for therein. 

2. Terms of Office of Commissioners. The terms of office 
of the commissioners under said chapter, in office at the time 
of the passage of this act, shall terminate as of June 12, 1943, 
and on or before said date the governor with the advice and 
consent of the council shall make appointments to said com- 
mission as provided for in section 1 of said chapter 206, said 
appointees to hold office until the termination of this act. 

3. Balance of Appropriation. Any balance of the appro- 
priation made for the purposes of the commission is hereby 
extended and made available for such purposes for a period of 
two years from the date of the passage of this act. 

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

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



296 Chapters 212, 213 [1943 

CHAPTER 212. 

AN ACT MAKING PROVISIONS FOR CERTAIN ADDITIONAL SALARY 

INCREASES. 

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

1. Appropriation. The sum of two thousand five hundred 
dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and a like sum 
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1945, are hereby appro- 
priated to be available for the salary increases provided for 
the secretary of state, the deputy insurance commissioner, 
the commissioner of agriculture and the state health officer. 
The governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for 
said sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 
1943. 

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 213. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN INCREASE IN SALARY FOR THE 
STATE TREASURER. 

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

1. Salary Increase. Amend section 22 of chapter 22 of 
the Revised Laws by inserting after the word "thousand" the 
words, five hundred, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: 22. Treasui'er. The annual salary of the 
state treasurer shall be four thousand five hundred dollars. 

2. Appropriation. The sum of five hundred dollars for 
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and a like sum for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1945, are hereby appropriated to 
provide for the salary increase for the state treasurer. 

3. Takes Effect; Limitation. This act shall take effect 
July 1, 1943, and the provisions of chapter 170 of the Laws of 
1943, relative to temporary salary increase, shall not apply to 
the state treasurer. 

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 214, 215 297 

CHAPTER 214. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO EMPLOYEES OF THE LEGISLATURE. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene7'al Court convened: 

1. The General Court. Amend section 17 of chapter 9 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 17. Employees. Officers 
and employees of the senate and house of representatives 
shall be allowed, for each day they are employed in their 
duties, mileage and transportation at the same rate as is 
allowed for members of the general court. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of January 1, 
1943. 

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 215. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALARY OF THE STATE HEALTH 

OFFICER. 

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

1. State Health Officer. Amend section 14 of chapter 147 
of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 15 of the Laws 
of 1943, by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 14. Salary. The salary of the state 
health officer shall be five thousand dollars a year. Not- 
withstanding the provisions of any other law said officer shall 
not be entitled to any other state compensation for official 
duties as such officer and for duties in connection with the 
board of registration in medicine or any other state board of 
which he may be an appointive or ex-officio member. 

2. Takes Effect; Limitation. This act shall take effect 
July 1, 1943, and the provisions of chapter 170 of the Laws of 
1943, relative to temporary salary increase, shall not apply to 
the secretary of the state board of health. 

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



298 Chapters 216, 217 [1943 

CHAPTER 216. 

AN ACT RELATING TO EMPLOYER'S LIABILITY AND WORKMEN'S 

COMPENSATION. 

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

1. Workmen's Compensation. The governor, with the 
advice and consent of the council, is hereby authorized to 
appoint a commission of five members to study the question 
of remedial care for employees covered by the workmen's com- 
pensation law. Said commission shall make a report of its 
findings and recommendations to the next session of the 
legislature. 

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

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 217. 

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR THE YEAR 

ENDING JUNE 30, 1944. 

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, 1944, 
to wit: 

A continuing appropriation which shall not lapse, 
shall not be transferred to any other depart- 
ment, institution or account, and which shall 
be for the expenses of the legislature only . . . $125,000 



1943] Chapter 217 299 

Council of state governments $500 

For the executive department: 
Office of the governor: 

Salary of governor $5,000 

Salary of secretary 3,000 

Other salaries 4,450 

Travel expenses 1,200 

Other current expenses 2,970 

Total $16,620 

Council : 

Per diem $2,500 

Travel expenses 2,000 

Other current expenses 70 

Total 4,570 

Contingent fund 5,000 

Emergency and emergency defense fund. . . 85,000 



Total executive department $111,190 

For judicial branch: 
Supreme court: 

Salaries of judges $35,000 

Salary of clerk of court .... 3,200 

Other salaries 3,600 

Current expenses 3,100 

Printing New Hampshire re- 
ports 2,500 

Total $47,400 

Less revenue 50 

Net appropriation $47,350 

Superior court: 

Salaries of judges $42,000 

Other salaries 200 

Current expenses 7,800 

Total 50,000 



300 Chapter 217 [1943 

Referees and masters: 

Salaries of referees and 

masters $6,000 

Current expenses 1,000 

Total $7,000 

Probate court: 

Salaries of judges $17,600 

Salaries of registers and 
deputies 20,300 

Total 37,900 

Total judicial branch $142,250 

For adjutant general's department: 
Office of adjutant general: 

Salaries $3,600 

Current expenses 1,075 

Total $4,675 

Armories : 

Salaries $18,500 

Current expenses 19,645 

Total $38,145 

Less revenue 300 

Net appropriation 37,845 

Rifle ranges, current expenses 1,200 

War service recognition 600 

State guard: 

Salaries $12,000 

Travel expenses 3,500 

Other current expenses 8,400 

Total 23,900 



Total adjutant general's department $68,200 



1943] Chapter 217 301 

For department of agriculture : 

Salary of commissioner* .... $3,500 

Other salaries 5,986 

Travel expenses 1,100 

Other current expenses 11,440 

Total $22,026 

New Hampshire Horticultural Society 1,000 

Granite State Dairymen's Association 500 

New Hampshire Sheep Breeders' Association 250 

Division of animal industry: 

Salary of state veterinarian.. $3,500 

Salary of field veterinarian . . 2,575 

Salary of appraiser 2,500 

Salary of dairy inspector . . . 2,750 

Other salaries 11,848 

Travel expenses 4,500 

Other current expenses 3,950 

Tubercular testing 45,000 

Veterinarian services other 

than testing, epidemics and 

inspections 2,850 

Laboratory fees for testing 

blood and pullorum ...'.... 15,000 

Total 94,473 

"^Bureau of markets : 

Salary of director $2,400 

Other salaries 4,979 

Travel expenses 1,400 

Other current expenses 7,928 

Rodent control 300 

Grants and contributions .... 1,100 

Total 18,107 



* See also chapter 205, ante. 



302 Chapter 217 [1943 

Insect and plant disease control: 

Salary of deputy commissioner $1,600 

Other salaries 9,100 

Travel expenses 1,650 

Other current expenses 1,378 

Total $13,728 



Total department of agriculture $150,084 

For attorney general's department: 

Salary of attorney general .... $6,000 
Salary of assistant attorney gen- 
eral 4,000 

Salary of chief clerk 2,000 

Salary of research clerk 2,000 

Salary of accountant 1,500 

Other salaries 4,600 

Travel expenses 900 

Other current expenses 1,950 

Fees to registers of probate .... 4,250 

Legacy tax current expenses . . 1,000 



Total attorney general's department . . $28,200 

For comptroller's department: 
Office of comptroller: 

Salary of comptroller $5,000 

Other salaries 20,220 

Travel expenses 600 

Other current expenses 3,050 

Total $28,870 

Grants : 

G. A. R 600 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission 150 

Old Home Week Association 300 

New Hampshire Historical Society 500 

Military organizations 200 

Firemen's Relief Association 4,000 



1943] Chapter 217 303 

Prisoners' Aid Association $600 

New Hampshire Veterans' Association. . . 1,500 

Mount Washington Observatory 1,200 

Travel bureau : 

Salary of director $2,400 

Other salaries 3,100 

Current expenses 18,300 

Total $23,800 

Less estimated revenue . . . 23,800 

Net appropriation 00 



Total comptroller's department $37,920 

For forestry and recreation department: 
Administration : 

Salary of state forester $3,500 

Salary of assistant state 

forester 2,500 

Other salaries 8,750 

Travel expenses 600 

Other current expenses 3,185 

Total $18,535 

Nursery : 

Salaries $4,500 

Current expenses 1,950 

Total 6,450 

Reforestation : 

Salaries $1,500 

Travel expenses 700 

Total 2,200 

District fire supervision: 

Salaries $5,300 

Travel expenses 2,300 

Other current expenses 400 

Total 8,000 



304 Chapter 217 [1943 

Recreation : 

Salary of director $2,200 

Other salaries 17,850 

Travel expenses 500 

Other current expenses 5,300 

Total $25,850 

Less estimated revenue .... 10,850 

Net appropriation $15,000 

Lookout stations 14,000 

Wardens' training 1,000 

Prevention of fires: 

Salaries $1,100 

Travel expenses 50 

Other current expenses 4,000 

Total 5,150 

Forest fire bills to towns 7,500 

White pine blister rust : 

Salaries $5,895 

Current expenses 230 

Total 6,125 

Saw mills : 

Travel expenses $250 

Other current expenses 500 

Total 750 

Federal emergency program: 

Salaries $2,000 

Travel expenses 100 

Other current expenses 300 

Total 2,400 

Total forestry and recreation depart- 
ment $87,110 



1943] Chapter 217 305 

For insurance department: 

Salary of commissioner $5,000 

Salary of deputy commissioner* 2,200 

Other salaries 12,700 

Travel expenses 400 

Other current expenses 4,525 



Total insurance department $24,825 

For bureau of labor: 

Office of com.missioner : 

Salary of commissioner $4,000 

Other salaries 6,025 

Travel expenses 800 

Other current expenses 1,630 

Total $12,455 

Minimum wage division: 

Salaries of investigators $4,500 

Other salaries 1,950 

Travel expenses 2,400 

Other current expenses 850 

Total 9,700 

Factory inspection: 

Salaries of inspectors $6,250 

Other salaries 1,450 

Travel expenses 2,400 

Other current expenses 475 

Total 10,575 



Total bureau of labor $32,730 

For purchasing agent: 

Salary of purchasing agent . . $4,000 

Other salaries 9,450 

Travel expenses 150 

Other current expenses 1,860 

Total purchasing agent $15,460 

* See also chapter 206, ante. 



306 Chapter 217 [1943 

For state department: 
Office of secretary: 

Salary of secretary* $4,000 

Salary of deputy secretary . . 2,700 

Other salaries 7,500 

Travel expenses 400 

Other current expenses 1,600 

Total $16,200 

Direct primary 550 

Presidential primary : 

Salaries $700 

Travel expenses 75 

Other current expenses 6,770 

Total $7,545 

Australian ballot 2,800 

Photostat department: 

Salary of technician $1,950 

Other salaries 50 

Current expenses 500 

Total 2,500 

Total state department $29,595 

For department of buildings and grounds : 

Salary of superintendent $2,500 

Other salaries 59,880 

Travel expenses 75 

Other current expenses 45,125 

Total 107,580 

Franklin Pierce Homestead, maintenance . . 760 

Daniel Webster Birthplace, maintenance . . . 600 

Mailing division: 

Salaries $3,268 

Current expenses 500 

Total 3,768 



Total buildings and grounds department $112,708 



* See also chapter 207, ante. 



1943] Chapter 217 307 

For state library: 

Salary of librarian $2,500 

Salary of assistant librarian . . . 2,000 

Other salaries 20,066 

Travel expenses 300 

Other current expenses 12,815 

Total $37,681 

Traveling libraries $4,500 

Field work and travel 

expenses $1,100 

Other current expenses 655 1,755 

State aid 1,000 7,255 



Total state library $44,936 

For treasury department: 
Office of treasurer: 

Salary of treasurer* $4,000 

Salary of deputy treasurer . . 2,700 

Other salaries 14,270 

Travel expenses 200 

Other current expenses 4,030 

Total $25,200 

Intangible tax division: 

Salaries $1,950 

Travel expenses 150 

Other current expenses 280 

Total $2,380 

Less revenue 2,380 

Net appropriation 00 

Highway services: 

Salaries $3,650 

Current expenses 1,450 

Total $5,100 

* See also chapter 213, ante. 



308 Chapter 217 [1943 

Less transfer highway 

funds $5,100 

Net appropriation 00 

Trust fund obligations 40,801.48 

Bounties 3,500 



Total treasury department $69,501.48 

For weights and measures : 

Salary of commissioner $3,000 

Salaries of inspectors 8,000 

Other salaries 2,210 

Travel expenses 3,500 

Other current expenses 1,585 

Total weights and measures $18,295 

For University of New Hampshire: 
Maintenance, Revised Laws, 

chapter 222, section 18 $571,418.49 

Extension work under Smith- 
Lever act 36,000.00 

Total University of New Hampshire . . $607,418.49 
For industrial school: 
Administration : 

Salary of superintendent .... $4,000 

Other salaries 3,100 

Travel expenses 400 

Other current expenses 1,640 

Total $9,140 

Instruction : 

Salaries $5,220 

- Current expenses 925 

Total 6,145 

Custodial care: 

Salaries $22,130 

Current expenses 18,150 

Total 40,280 



1943] Chapter 217 309 

Auxiliary to custodial care $550 

Operation of plant: 

Salaries $1,740 

Current expenses 15,750 

Total 17,490 

Maintenance of plant: 

Salaries $2,880 

Current expenses 1,750 

Total 4,630 

Agriculture : 

Salaries $2,495 

Current expenses 11,750 

Total $14,245 

Less revenue 600 

Net appropriation 13,645 

Parole ofRce: 

Salaries $950 

Travel expenses 600 

Other current expenses 125 

Total 1,675 



Total industrial school $93,555 

For Laconia state school: 
Administration : 

Salary of superintendent .... $4,000 

Other salaries 8,460 

Travel expenses 1,000 

Other current expenses 1,038 

Total ?14,498 

Professional care and treatment : 

Salaries $56,564 

Travel expenses 50 

Other current expenses 3,825 

Total 60,439 



310 Chapter 217 [1943 

Custodial care: 

Salaries $13,475 

Travel expenses 25 

Other current expenses 81,000 

Total $94,500 

Operation of plant: 

Salaries $5,888 

Current expenses 30,475 

Total 36,363 

Maintenance of plant: 

Salaries $8,034 

Travel expenses 25 

Other current expenses 5,770 

Total 13,829 

Agriculture : 

Salaries $19,789 

Travel expenses 15 

Other current expenses 23,485 

Total $43,289 

Less revenue 1,330 

Net appropriation 41,959 

Total Laconia state school $261,588 

For New Hampshire State Hospital: 
Administration : 

Salary of superintendent .... $5,000 

Other salaries 35,092 

Travel expenses 225 

Other current expenses 8,400 

Total $48,717 

Professional care and treatment: 

Salaries $236,180 

Travel expenses 2,400 

Other current expenses 39,710 

Total 278,290 



1943] Chapter 217 311 

Custodial care: 

Salaries $84,175 

Current expenses 330,150 

Total $414,325 

Operation of plant: 

Salaries $29,299 

Travel expenses 400 

Other current expenses 112,469 

Total 142,168 

Maintenance of plant : 

Salaries $50,000 

Travel expenses 65 

Other current expenses 11,210 

Total 61,275 

Agriculture : 

Salaries $16,275 

Current expenses 37,406 

Total $53,681 

Less revenue 7,200 

Net appropriation 46,481 



Total state hospital $991,251 

For soldiers' home: 

Office of commandant: 

Salary of commandant $1,800 

Other salaries 200 

Travel expenses 70 

Other current expenses 280 

Total $2,350 

Custodial care: 

Salaries $5,200 

Current expenses 7,525 

Total 12,725 



312 • Chapter 217 [1943 

Professional care and treatment: 

Salaries $3,520 

Current expenses 500 

Total $4,020 

Operation of plant: 

Salaries $1,960 

Current expenses 3,575 

Total 5,535 

Maintenance of plant 910 

Agriculture : 

Salaries $1,375 

Current expenses 1,085 

Total 2,460 



Total soldiers' home $28,000 

For state prison: 
Administration : 

Salary of warden $3,250 

Other salaries . 3,980 

Travel expenses 500 

Other current expenses 705 

Total $8,435 

Instruction 2,000 

Custodial care: 

Salaries $60,794 

Current expenses 62,300 

Total 123,094 

Auxiliary care: 

Salaries $9,675 

Current expenses 4,000 

Total 13,675 



1943] Chapter 217 31^ 

Operation of plant: 

Salaries $3,357 

Current expenses 8,000 

Total $11,357 

Maintenance of plant 3,275 

Agriculture : 

Salaries $2,130 

Current expenses 10,100 

Total 12,230 

Parole officer: 

Salaries $5,440 

Travel expenses 1,800 

Other current expenses 1,485 

Total 8,725 



Total state prison $182,791 

Less revenue 16,116 



Net appropriation state prison $166,675 

For state sanatorium: 
Administration : 

Salary of superintendent .... $4,000 

Other salaries 1,610 

Travel expenses 600 

Other current expenses 895 

Total $7,105 

Professional care and treatment: 

Salaries $22,395 

Current expenses 7,010 

Total 29,405 

Custodial care: 

Salaries $10,935 

Current expenses 28,340 

Total 39,275 



314 Chapter 217 [1943 

Operation of plant: 

Salaries $9,490 

Current expenses 11,006 

Total $20,496 

Maintenance of plant 3,300 

Agriculture : 

Salaries $3,170 

Current expenses 2,550 

Total $5,720 

Less revenue 500 

Net appropriation 5.220 



Total state sanatorium $104,801 

For milk control board: 

Salaries $8,550 

Travel expenses 2,000 

Other current expenses 1,750 



Total milk control board $12,300 

For probation department : 

Salary of director $4,000 

Salaries of seven probation 

officers 12,400 

Other salaries 12,296 

Travel expenses 6,000 

Other current expenses 3,605 

Total probation department $38,301 

For water resources board: 
Administration : 

Salaries $2,850 

Less revenue 2,850 

Net appropriation 00 



1943] Chapter 217 315 

Water control commission: 

Salaries $3,750 

Travel expenses 250 

Other current expenses 500 

Total $4,500 

Stream flow gauging* $7,500 

Less transfer from highway 
funds 2,750 

Net appropriation ; 4,750 



Total water resources board $9,250 

For board of education : 
Administration : 

Salaries $42,500 

Travel expenses 3,200 

Other current expenses 9,250 

Total $54,950 

Smith-Hughes : 

Salaries $3,712.50 

Travel expenses 800 

Other current expenses 100 

Total 4,612.50 

George Deen; 

Salaries $2,450 

Travel expenses 750 

Other current expenses 500 

Total 3,700 

Vocational rehabilitation : 

Salaries $2,625 

Travel expenses 800 

Other current expenses 6,100 

Total 9,525 

* Of the sum herein appropriated for stream flow 
gaug-inj2: stations, the sum of $2,750 shall be a charge 
upon the highway funds. 



316 Chapter 217 [1943 

Equalization fund $396,000 

Superintendents' salaries 195,000 

Conferences 1,000 

Education of deaf 17,000 

Plymouth teachers college: 

Salaries $64,850 

Travel expenses 400 

Other current expenses 38,275 

Total 103,525 

Keene teachers college: 

Salaries $127,900 

Travel expenses 350 

Other current expenses 68,850 

Total 197,100 

Total appropriation available for ex- 
penditure $982,412.50 

The revenues estimated as follows shall be 
applied to the above appropriation: 

Per capita tax $156,000 

Literary fund 36,000 

Unorganized places 6,478 

Rebate ($3.50 tax) 6,500 

Excess superintendents' salaries 95,000 
Keene teachers college (tuition 

and board) 84,570 

Plymouth teachers college (tui- 
tion and board) 40,500 

Total estimated revenue 425,048 



Net appropriation board of education. . $557,364.50 
In addition to the above appropriation said department shall 
receive for disbursement the income of the teachers' colleges' 
dormitories and practice schools, and the sums paid by school 
districts for the salaries of superintendents under section 44, 
chapter 135 of the Revised Laws. In this department any 
balance, excepting the equalization fund, which may be un- 
expended in any fiscal year, shall be placed in a special fund 



1943] Chapter 217 317 

available for use for maintenance purposes the following year 
by and with the consent of the governor and council. 

For state department of health : 
Office of state health officer: 

Salary of state health officer* $4,000 

Other salaries 2,420 

Travel expenses^ 300 

Other current expenses 2,530 

Total $9,250 

Vital statistics: 

Salaries $5,010 

Current expenses 800 

Total 5,810 

Public health nursing: 

Salaries $12,900 

Travel expenses 3,200 

Other current expenses 140 

Total 16,240 

Epidemiology and venereal diseases : 

Salaries $6,780 

Travel expenses 500 

Other current expenses 2,400 

Total 9,680 

Board of registration in medicine: 

Salaries $100 

Travel expenses 200 

Other current expenses 452 

Total $752 

Less revenue 752 

Net appropriation 00 

Bacteriology and serology: 

Salaries $8,120 

Travel expenses 50 

Other current expenses 3,850 

Total 12,020 



* See also rhaptor 215, ante. 



318 Chapter 217 [1943 

Chemistry and sanitation: 

Salaries $19,410 

Travel expenses 2,400 

Other current expenses 2,362 

Total $24,172 

Maternal and child health and 
crippled childrens' services: 

Salaries $12,505 

Travel expenses 1,600 

Other current expenses 3,500 

Total 17,605 

Industrial hygiene 500 

Aid to tubercular persons 60,000 

Total board of health $155,277 

Any balance in the before mentioned appropriation for aid 
to tubercular persons remaining unexpended on June 80, 1944, 
shall not lapse but shall be for the further use of the state 
department of health for such aid. 

For department of public welfare : 
Administration : 

Salary of director $4,000 

Other salaries 39,992 

Travel expenses 3,000 

Other current expenses 15,085 

Total $62,077 

State services: 

Salaries $8,170 

Travel expenses 1,800 

Other current expenses 390 

Total 10,360 

Field services: 

Salaries $131,095 

Travel expenses 18,800 

Other current expenses 22,755 

Total 172,650 



1943] Chapter 217 319 

School lunches and stamp plan liquidation. . $1,000 
Blind administration and services : 

Salaries $8,295 

Travel expenses 2,200 

Other current expenses 1,625 

Total 12,120 

Workshop for the blind 25,633 

Burial of soldiers and sailors 5,000 

Sight conservation 5,500 

Education of blind 11,400 

Aid to needy blind 106,330 

John Nesmith fund 3,700 

Old age assistance 2,401,610 

Aid to dependent children 637,116 

Enemy aliens 1,000 

Civilian war aid 2,000 



Total department of public welfare .... $3,457,496 

Less revenue $2,112,962 

Less portion of balance. . . 169,534 2,282,496 



Net appropriation $1,175,000 

In this department any balances, including the balances of 
the stamp plan revolving fund, which may be unexpended shall 
not lapse but shall be for the further use of the department. 

For bank commission: 

Salary of commissioner $5,000 

Salary of deputy commissioners 6,000 

Other salaries 18,875 

Travel expenses 6,500 

Other current expenses 3,900 

Total $40,275 

Less revenue 2,000 

Net appropriation $38,275 



320 Chapter 217 [1943 

For cancer commission: 

Salaries $13,500 

Travel expenses 500 

Other current expenses 27,515 

Total $41,515 

Less revenue 9,800 

Net appropriation $31,715 

For planning and development commission: 
Administration : 

Salary of director $4,000 

Salary of assistant director. . 3,600 
Salary of publicity director. . 4,000 

Other salaries 36,188 

Travel expenses 3,500 

Other current expenses 42,300 

Total $93,588 

Less revenue 2,800 

Net appropriation $90,788 

Tourist service 1,000 

Regional associations** 12,500 

Land use board 250 

Wood waste utilization* 2,500 



Total planning and development $107,038 

** This appropriation shall be administered by the 
state planning and development commission for the aid 
of regional development associations. Not more than 
$2,500 may be allotted by the commission to any one 
regional association whose bounds, form of organization 
and program shall first have been approved by the com- 
mission. Any unexpended portion of this appropriation 
shall lapse and shall not be transferred to any other state 
appropriation. 

* The above appropriation for wood waste utilization 
is made available provided and not until there is paid 
into the state treasury by subscription from the wood 
working industry of this state and other interested sub- 
scribers a like sum for the same purpose. 

Provided the war ends during the fiscal year ending 
June 30, 1944, in addition to the above appropriation, 
there is hereby appropriated $10,000 to be used for 
additional publicity with the approval of the governor 
and council, the same to be a charge upon the funds 
provided by chapter 176, Laws of 1943. 



1943] Chapter 217 321 

For public service commission: 

Salaries of three commissioners $15,000 

Other salaries 34,950 

Travel expenses 4,500 

Other current expenses 19,650 

Total $74,100 

Less revenue 20,720 

Net appropriation public 

service commission $53,380 

For state tax commission: 
Office of commission: 

Salaries of commissioners. . . . $10,000 

Other salaries 8,900 

Travel expenses 1,600 

Other current expenses 5,060 

Total $25,560 

Municipal accounting division: 

Salary of director $3,250 

Other salaries 11,775 

Travel expenses 4,000 

Other current expenses 1,750 

Total $20,775 

Less revenue 5,000 

Net appropriation 15,775 

Assessment of intangible tax : 

Salary of director $2,750 

Other salaries 5,500 

Travel expenses 200 

Other current expenses 2,000 

Total $10,450 

Less revenue 10,450 

Net appropriation 00 



322 Chapter 217 [1943 

Tobacco products tax: 

Salary of director $3,000 

Other salaries 13,200 

Travel expenses 7,500 

Other current expenses 13,900 

. Total $37,600 

Assessment of gas and electric 
utilities tax: 

Salaries $1,850 

Travel expenses 50 

Other current expenses 100 

Total $2,000 

Less revenue 2,000 

Net appropriation 00 



Total tax commission $78,935 

For pharmacy commission: 

Salaries $1,600 

Travel expenses 300 

Other current expenses 550 

Total pharmacy commission $2,450 

For aeronautics commission: 

Salaries $3,730 

Travel expenses 500 

Other current expenses 2,225 

Total $6,455 

Less revenue 2,600 

Net appropriation $3,855 

For state police: 

Salary of superintendent $4,000 

Salary of deputy superintendent 3,500 

Salary of captain and lieutenants 15,650 

Other salaries 127,215 

Travel expenses 9,000 

Other current expenses 64,250 

Total $223,615 



1943] Chapter 217 323 

Less transfer from highway 

funds $190,000 

Net appropriation $88,615 

For board of optometry $705 

For board of chiropractors $765 

For registration of veterinary surgeons $100 

For commission of arts and crafts $7,500 

For firemen's retirement board $20,000 

For teachers' retirement board $20,000 

For poHcemen's retirement board $30,000 

For state house annex sinking fund $25,712 

For board of accountancy $500 

Less revenue 500 

Net appropriation 00 

For barbers' board $4,970 

Less revenue 8,170 

Net appropriation $1,800 

For hairdressers' board $5,000 

Less revenue 5,000 

Net appropriation 00 

For prison industries $53,780 

Less revenue 58,780 

Net appropriation 00 

For fish and game department: 

Commission $805 

Conservation : 

Salaries $39,660 

Travel expenses 26,000 

Other current expenses 3,278 

Total 68,938 

Bob cat bounties 2,580 

Damage : 

Salaries $1,590 

Travel expenses 250 

Other current expenses 2,955 

Total 4,795 



324 Chapter 217 [1943 

Office of director : 

Salary of director $4,000 

Other salaries 8,859 

Travel expenses 1,200 

Other current expenses 11,331 

Total $25,390 

Education : 

Salaries $500 

Travel expenses 300 

Other current expenses 175 

Total 975 

Research : 

Salaries $2,836 

Travel expenses 1,000 

Other current expenses 660 

Total 4,496 

Propagation of fish: 

Salaries $42,556.50 

Travel expenses 1,500.00 

Other current expenses 51,700.00 

Total 95,756.50 

Propagation of game 6,635 

Pittman-Robertson 1,370 

Total $211,240.50 

Less estimated revenue $209,374.74 

Less portion of balance . . . 1,865.76 211,240.50 

Net appropriation 00 

If the said estimated income of the fish and game fund 
is less than the above estimate of $209,374.74, a sum sufficient 
to make the total equal $209,374.74 is hereby appropriated 
from the general funds. 



1943] Chapter 217 325 

For motor vehicle department: 
Administration : 

Salary of commissioner $4,000 

Salary of deputy commissioner 3,500 

Other salaries 65,475 

Travel expenses 600 

Other current expenses 63,400 



Total $136,975 

Gasoline toll division : 

Salaries $8,190 

Travel expenses 2,500 

Other current expenses 970 



Total 11'660 

Motor vehicle patrol : 

Salaries of inspectors $16,425 

Fees 500 

Travel expenses 9,100 

Other current expenses 650 



Total 26,675 



Total motor vehicle department $175,310 

Less revenue 175,310 



Net appropriation 



00 



For racing commission: 

Salaries $27,750 

Travel expenses 2,000 

Other current expenses 1,850 



Total $31,600 

Less revenue 31,600 



Net appropriation ^^ 



326 Chapter 217 [194^ 

For liquor commission: 

Liquor administration : 

Salaries $48,790 

Travel expenses 3,000 

Other current expenses 19,500 

Total $71,290 

Beer administration : 

Salaries $56,780 

Travel expenses 19,000 

Other current expenses 9,350 

Total 85,130 

Liquor enforcement: 

Salaries $13,050 

Travel expenses 5,500 

Other current expenses 385 

Total 18,935 

Stores : 

Salaries $233,500 

Travel expenses 4,000 

Other current expenses 137,000 

Total 374,500 

Warehouse : 

Salaries $30,405 

Travel expenses 100 

Other current expenses 26,300 

Total 56,805 



Total liquor commission $606,660 

Less revenue $606,660 



Net appropriation 00 



1943] Chapter 218 327 

For aerial tramway commission: 

Salaries $21,600 

Travel expenses 500 

Other current expenses 13,525 

Total $35,625 

Less revenue 35,625 

Net appropriation 00 

For the governor and council for distribution to 
departments and institutions, in addition to 
the sums hereinbefore set forth as salaries 
of employees and officials, the following 
sum, or so much thereof as may be 
necessary, to cover temporary salary in- 
creases as provided by the act of the 1943 

legislature $322,693.05 

Less estimated revenue avail- 
able for said purposes .... 79,033.65 

Net appropriation $243,659.40 

Total net appropriation $5,998,809.87 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1943. 
[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 218. 



AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

JUNE 30, 1945. 

Be it enacted by the Semite 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, 1945 
to wit : 



328 Chapter 218 [1943 

A continuing- appropriation which shall not lapse, 
shall not be transferred to any other depart- 
ment, institution or account, and which shall 
be for the expenses of the legislature only. . . $125,000 
Council of state g-overnments $500 

For the executive department: 
Office of the governor: 

Salary of governor $5,000 

Salary of secretary 3,000 

Other salaries 5,000 

Travel expenses 1,200 

Other current expenses 2,970 

Total $17,170 

Council : 

Per diem $3,500 

Travel expenses 3,000 

Other current expenses 70 

Total 6,570 

Contingent fund 5,000 

Emergency and emergency defense fund . . . 85,000 

Total executive department $113,740 

For judicial branch: 
Supreme court: 

Salaries of judges $35,000 

Salary of clerk of court .... 3,200 

Other salaries 3,600 

Current expenses 3,100 

Printing New Hampshire re- 
ports 2,500 

Total $47,400 

Less revenue 50 

Net appropriation $47,350 



1943] Chapter 218 329 

Superior court: 

Salaries of judges $42,000 

Other salaries 200 

Current expenses 7,800 

Total $50,000 

Referees and masters: 

Salaries of referees and 

masters $6,000 

Current expenses 1,000 

Total 7,000 

Probate court: 

Salaries of judges $17,600 

Salaries of registers and 

deputies 20,300 

Total 37,900 



Total judicial branch $142,250 

For adjutant general's department: 
Office of adjutant general: 

Salaries $3,600 

Current expenses 1,075 

Total $4,675 

Armories : 

Salaries $19,250 

Current expenses 19,895 

Total $39,145 

Less revenue 300 

Net appropriation 38,845 

Rifle ranges — current expenses 1,200 

War service recognition 600 



330 Chapter 218 [1943 

State Guard: 

Salaries $12,000 

Travel expenses 3,500 

Other current expenses 7,950 

Total $23,450 



Total adjutant general's department . . $68,770 



i' department of agriculture: 






Office of commissioner : 






Salary of commissioner 


$3,500 




Other salaries 


6,036 




Travel expenses 


1,100 




Other current expenses 


11,915 




Total 




$22,551 


New Hampshire Horticultural Society 


1,000 


Granite State Dairymen's Association .... 


500 


New Hampshire Sheep Breeders' Asso- 




ciation 




250 


Division of animal industry: 






Salary of state veterinarian.. 


$3,500 




Salary of field veterinarian . . 


2,575 




Salary of appraiser 


2,500 




Salary of dairy inspector . . . 


2,750 




Other salaries 


12,248 
4,500 




Travel expenses 




Other current expenses 


3,950 




Tubercular testing 


45,000 




Veterinarian services other 






than testing epidemics and 






inspections 


2,850 




Laboratory fees for testing 






blood and pullorum 


15,000 




Total 




94.873 



1943] Chapter 218 331 

Bureau of markets : 

Salary of director $2,400 

Other salaries 5,029 

Travel expenses 1,400 

Other current expenses 7,928 

Rodent control 300 

Grants and contributions .... 1,100 

Total $18,157 

Insect and plant disease control: 

Salary of deputy commissioner $1,600 

Other salaries 9,100 

Travel expenses 1,650 

Other current expenses 1,378 

Total 13,728 



Total department of agriculture $151,059 

For attorney general's department: 

Salary of attorney general .... $6,000 
Salary of assistant attorney gen- 
eral 4,000 

Salary of chief clerk 2,000 

Salary of research clerk 2,000 

Salary of accountant 1,500 

Other salaries 4,700 

Travel expenses 900 

Other current expenses 2,450 

Fees to registers of probate .... 4,250 

Legacy tax current expenses . . 1,000 



Total attorney general's department . . $28,800 

For comptroller's department: 
Office of comptroller: 

Salary of comptroller $5,000 

Other salaries 20,345 

Travel expenses 600 

Other current expenses 3,050 

Total $28,995 



332 Chapter 218 [1943 

Grants : 

G. A. R $600 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission 150 

Old Home Week Association 300 

New Hampshire Historical Society 500 

Military organizations 200 

Firemen's Relief Association 4,000 

Prisoners' Aid Association 600 

New Hampshire Veterans' Association. . 1,500 

Mount Washington Observatory 1,200 

Travel bureau: 

Salary of director $2,400 

Other salaries 3,200 

Current expenses 18,800 

Total $24,400 

Less estimated revenue . . . 24,400 

Net appropriation 00 



Total comptroller's department $38,045 

For forestry and recreation department: 
Administration : 

Salary of state forester .... $3,500 
Salary of assistant state 

forester 2,500 

Other salaries 8,850 

Travel expenses 600 

Other current expenses 3,585 

Total $19,035 

Nursery : 

Salaries $4,500 

Current expenses 1,950 

Total 6,450 

Reforestation : 

Salaries $1,500 

Travel expenses 700 

Total 2,200 



1943] Chapter 218 333 

District fire supervision: 

Salaries $5,300 

Travel expenses 2,300 

Other current expenses 400 



Total $8,000 

Recreation : 

Salary of director $2,200 

Other salaries 16,900 

Travel expenses 400 

Other current expenses 3,760 



Total $23,260 

Less estimated revenue . . . 9,000 



Net appropriation 14,260 

Lookout stations 14,000 

Wardens training 1,000 

Prevention of fires: 

Salaries $1,100 

Travel expenses 50 

Other current expenses 4,000 



Total 5,150 

Forest fire bills to towns 7,500 

White pine blister rust: 

Salaries $5,945 

Current expenses 230 



Total 6,175 

Saw mills : 

Travel expenses $250 

Other current expenses 500 



Total 750 



334 Chapter 218 [1943 

Federal emergency program: 

Salaries $2,000 

Travel expenses 100 

Other current expenses 300 

Total $2,400 



Total forestry and recreation depart- 
ment $86,920 

For insurance department: 

Salary of commissioner $5,000 

Salary of deputy commissioner* 2,200 

Other salaries 12,800 

Travel expenses 400 

Other current expenses 4,525 

Total insurance department $24,925 

For bureau of labor: 

Office of commissioner: 

Salary of commissioner $4,000 

Other salaries 6,125 

Travel expenses 800 

Other current expenses 2,130 

Total $13,055 

Minimum wage division: 

Salaries of investigators $4,500 

Other salaries 2,050 

Travel expenses 2,400 

Other current expenses 850 

Total 9,800 

Factory inspection: 

Salaries of inspectors $6,250 

Other salaries 1,500 

Travel expenses 2,400 

Other current expenses 475 

Total ./ 10,625 



Total bureau of labor $33,480 

* See also chapter 206, ante. 



1943] Chapter 218 335 

For purchasing agent : 

Salary of purchasing agent .... $4,000 

Other salaries 9,550 

Travel expenses 150 

Other current expenses 1,860 

Total purchasing agent $15,560 

For state department: 
Office of secretary: 

Salary of secretary* $4,000 

Salary of deputy secretary . . 2,700 

Other salaries 7,500 

Travel expenses 400 

Other current expenses 1,500 

Total $16,100 

Direct primary 18,710 

Australian ballot: 

Salaries $1,300 

Travel expenses 75 

Other current expenses 24,300 

Total 25,675 

Photostat department : 

Salary of technician $1,950 

Other salaries 50 

Current expenses 380 

Total 2,380 

Total state department $57,865 

For department of buildings and grounds : 

Salary of superintendent $2,500 

Other salaries 62,003 

Travel expenses 75 

Other current expenses 45,125 

Total $109,703 



* See also chapter 207, ante. 



336 Chapter 218 [194^ 

Franklin Pierce Homestead $410 

Daniel Webster Birthplace 600 

Mailing division: 

Salaries $3,368 

Current expenses 500 

Total 3,868 



Total buildings and grounds depart- 
ment $114,581 

For state library: 

Salary of librarian $2,500 

Salary of assistant librarian . . 2,000 

Other salaries 20,316 

Travel expenses 300 

Other current expenses 12,965 

Total $38,081 

Traveling libraries 4,500 

Field work and travel expenses . . $1,100 
Other current expenses 658 

Total 1,758 

State aid 1,000 



Total state library $45,339 

For treasury department: 
Office of treasurer : 

Salary of treasurer* $4,000 

Salary of deputy treasurer . . 2,700 

Other salaries 14,570 

Travel expenses 200 

Other current expenses 4,455 

Total $25,925 



* See also chapter 213, ante. 



1943] Chapter 218 337 

Intangible tax division: 

Salaries $1,950 

Travel expenses 150 

Other current expenses 280 

Total $2,380 

Less revenue 2,380 

Net appropriation 00 

Highway services: 

Salaries $3,800 

Current expenses 1,450 

Total $5,250 

Less transfer highway funds 5,250 

Net appropriation 00 

Trust fund obligations 40,801.48 

Bounties 3,500 



Total treasury department $70,226.48 

For departments of weights and measures: 

Salary of commissioner $3,000 

Salaries of inspectors 8,000 

Other salaries 2,310 

Travel expenses 3,500 

Other current expenses 1,635 

Total weights and measures $18,445 

For University of New Hampshire: 
Maintenance, Revised Laws, 

chapter 222, section 18 $571,418.49 

Extension work under Smith- 
Lever act 36,000 

Total University of New Hampshire. . . $607,418.49 



338 Chapter 218 [1943 

For industrial school: 
Administration : 

Salary of superintendent .... $4,000 

Other salaries 3,250 

Travel expenses 400 

Other current expenses 1,790 

Total $9,440 

Instruction : 

Salaries $5,400 

Current expenses 925 

Total 6,325 

Custodial care: 

Salaries $22,130 

Current expenses 18,400 

Total 40,530 

Auxiliary to custodial care 550 

Operation of plant: 

Salaries $1,740 

Current expenses 15,900 

Total 17,640 

Maintenance of plant : 

Salaries $2,880 

Current expenses 1,750 

Total 4,630 

Agriculture : 

Salaries $2,495 

Current expenses 11,750 

Total $14,245 

Less revenue 600 

Net appropriation 13,645 



1943] Chapter 218 339 

Parole officer: 

Salaries $1,000 

Travel expenses 600 

Other current expenses 125 

Total $1,725 



Total industrial school $94,485 

For Laconia state school: 
Administration : 

Salary of superintendent .... $4,000 

Other salaries 8,510 

Travel expenses 1,000 

Other travel expenses 1,138 

Total $14,648 

Professional care and treatment: 

Salaries $58,439 

Travel expenses 50 

Other current expenses 3,825 

Total 62,314 

Custodial care: 

Salaries $13,475 

Travel expenses 25 

Other current expenses 81,000 

Total 94,500 

Operation of plant : 

Salaries $5,938 

Current expenses 30,475 

Total 36,413 

Maintenance of plant: 

Salaries $8,034 

Current expenses 5,795 

Total 13,829 



340 Chapter 218 [1943 

Agriculture : 

Salaries $19,839 

Travel expenses 15 

Other current expenses 23,485 

Total $43,339 

Less revenue 1,330 

Net appropriation $42,009 



Total Laconia state school $263,713 

For New Hampshire state hospital: 
Administration : 

Salary of superintendent .... $5,000 

Other salaries 35,092 

Travel expenses 225 

Other current expenses 8,750 

Total $49,067 

Professional care and treatment: 

Salaries $236,180 

Travel expenses 2,400 

Other current expenses 40,310 

Total 278,890 

Custodial care: 

Salaries $84,175 

Current expenses 335,125 

Total 419,300 

Operation of plant: 

Salaries $29,299 

Travel expenses 400 

Other current expenses 112,469 

Total 142,168 

Maintenance of plant: 

Salaries $50,000 

Travel expenses 65 

Other current expenses 11,210 

Total 61,275 



1943] Chapter 218 341 

Agriculture : 

Salaries $16,275 

Current expenses 37,406 

Total $53,681 

Less revenue 7,200 

Net appropriation $46,481 

Total state hospital $997,181 

For soldiers' home: 

Office of commandant: 

Salaries $200 

Salary of commandant 1,800 

Travel expenses 70 

Other current expenses 280 

Total $2,350 

Custodial care: 

Salaries $5,200 

Current expenses 7,525 

Total 12,725 

Professional care and treatment: 

Salaries $3,520 

Current expenses 500 

Total 4,020 

Operation of plant: 

Salaries $1,960 

Current expenses 3,575 

Total 5,535 

Maintenance of plant 910 

Agriculture : 

Salaries $1,375 

Current expenses 1,085 

Total 2,460 

Total soldiers' home $28,000 



342 Chapter 218 [1943 

For state prison: 
Administration : 

Salary of warden $3,250 

Other salaries 4,030 

Travel expenses 500 

Other current expenses 805 

Total $8,585 

Instruction 2,000 

Custodial care: 

Salaries $60,794 

Current expenses 62,300 

Total 123,094 

Auxiliary care: 

Salaries $9,675 

Current expenses 4,000 

Total 13,675 

Operation of plant : 

Salaries $3,357 

Current expenses 8,000 

Total 11,357 

Maintenance of plant 3,275 

Agriculture : 

Salaries $2,130 

Current expenses 10,100 

Total 12,230 

Parole office: 

Salaries $5,590 

Travel expenses 1,800 

Other current expenses 1,485 

Total 8,875 

Total state prison '. $183,091 

Less estimated revenue 16,166 

Net appropriation state prison $166,925 



1943] Chapter 218 343 

For state sanatorium: 
Administration : 

Salary of superintendent .... $4,000 

Other salaries 1,610 

Travel expenses 600 

Other current expenses 1,075 

Total $7,285 

Professional care and treatment: 

Salaries $22,395 

Current expenses 7,010 

Total 29,405 

Custodial care: 

Salaries $10,935 

Current expenses 28,340 

Total 39,275 

Operation of plant: 

Salaries $9,490 

Current expenses 11,006 

Total 20,496 

Maintenance of plant 3,300 

Agriculture : 

Salaries $3,170 

Current expenses 2,550 

Total $5,720 

Less revenue 500 

Net appropriation 5,220 



Total state sanatorium $104,981 

For milk control board: 

Salaries $8,650 

Travel expenses 2,000 

Other current expenses 1,750 

Total milk control board $12,400 



344 Chapter 218 [1943 

For probation department: 

Salary of director $4,000 

Salaries of 7 probation officers. . 12,400 

Other salaries 12,746 

Travel expenses 6,000 

Other current expenses 4,105 



Total probation department $39,251 

For water resources board: 
Administration : 

Salaries $2,850 

Less revenue 2,850 

Net appropriation 00 

Water control commission : 

Salaries $3,750 

Travel expenses 250 

Other current expenses 500 

Total 4,500 

Stream Flow Gauging* $7,500 

Less transfer from highway 
funds 2,750 

Net appropriation 4,750 

Total water resources board $9,250 

For board of education: 
Administration : 

Salaries $42,650 

Travel expenses 3,200 

Other current expenses 9,450 

Total $55,300 

Smith-Hughes : 

Salaries $3,712.50 

Travel expenses 800,00 

Other current expenses 100.00 

Total 4,612.50 

* Of the sum herein appropriated for stream flow gauging 
stations, the sum of $2,750 shall be a charge upon the 
highway funds. 



1943] Chapter 218 345 

George Deen: 

Salaries $2,450 

Travel expenses 750 

Other current expenses 500 

Total $3,700 

Vocational rehabilitation : 

Salaries $2,650 

Travel expenses 800 

Other current expenses 6,100 

Total 9,550 

Equalization fund 396,000 

Superintendents' salaries 195,000 

Conferences 1,000 

Education of deaf 17,000 

Plymouth teachers college : 

Salaries $69,150 

Travel expenses 400 

Other current expenses 41,675 

Total 111,225 

Keene teachers college: 

Salaries $123,730 

Travel expenses 350 

Other current expenses 65,100 

Total 189,180 

Total appropriation available for ex- 
penditure $982,567.50 

The revenues estimated as follows shall be 
applied to the above appropriation: 

Per capita tax $156,000 

Literary fund 36,000 

Unorganized places 6,478 

Pvebate ($3.50 tax) 6,500 



346 Chapter 218 [1943 

Excess superintendents' 

salaries $95,000 

Keene teachers college (tuition 

and board) 48,500 

Plymouth teachers college 

(tuition and board) 78,120 

Total estimated revenue $426,598 



Net appropriation board of education. . $555,969.50 

In addition to the above appropriation said department shall 
receive for disbursement the income of the teachers' colleges' 
dormitories and practice schools, and the sums paid by school 
districts for the salaries of superintendents under section 44, 
chapter 135 of the Revised Laws. In this department any 
balance, excepting the equalization fund, which may be un- 
expended in any fiscal year, 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. 

For state department of health: 
Office of state health officer: 

Salary of state health officer* $4,000 

Other salaries 2,520 

Travel expenses 300 

Other current expenses 3,530 

Total $10,350 

Vital statistics: 

Salaries $5,110 

Current expenses 800 

Total 5,910 

Public health nursing: 

Salaries $12,900 

Travel expenses 3,200 

Other current expenses 140 

Total 16,240 

* See also chapter 215, ante. 



1943] Chapter 218 347 

Epidemiology and venereal diseases: 

Salaries $6,830 

Travel expenses 500 

Other current expenses 2,400 

Total $9,730 

Board of registration in medicine : 

Salaries $100 

Travel expenses 200 

Other current expenses 452 

Total $752 

Less estimated revenue . . . 752 

Net appropriation ^" 

Bacteriology and serology: 

Salaries $8,220 

Travel expenses 50 

Other current expenses 3,850 

Total 12,120 

Chemistry and sanitation: 

Salaries $19,460 

Travel expenses 2,400 

Other current expenses 2,362 

Total 24,222 

Maternal and child health and 

crippled children's services: 

Salaries $12,555 

Travel expenses 1,600 

Other current expenses 3,500 

Total 17,655 

Industrial hygiene 500 

Aid to tubercular persons 65,000 



Total board of health $161,727 

Any balance in the before mentioned appro- 
priation for aid to tubercular persons remaining 



348 Chapter 218 [194.^ 

unexpended on June 30, 1945, shall not lapse but 
shall be for the further use of the state depart- 
ment of health for such aid. 

For department of public welfare: 
Administration : 

Salary of director $4,000 

Other salaries 40,652 

Travel expenses 3,000 

Other current expenses 15,085 

Total $62,737 

State services: 

Salaries $8,320 

Travel expenses 1,800 

Other current expenses 395 

Total 10,515 

Field services: 

Salaries $134,745 

Travel expenses 18,800 

Other current expenses 22,905 

Total 176,450 

School lunches and stamp plan liquidation . . 1,000 

Blind administration and services: 

Salaries $8,395 

Travel expenses 2,200 

Other current expenses 1,625 

Total 12,220 

Burial of soldiers and sailors 5,000 

Workshop for the Wind 25,743 

Sight conservation 5,500 

Education of blind 11,400 

Aid to needy blind 111,218 

John Nesmith fund 3,700 

Old age assistance 2,459,170 

Aid to dependent children 708,676 



1943] Chapter 218 349 

Enemy aliens $1,000 

Civilian war aid 2,000 

Total department of public welfare $3,596,329 

Less revenue $2,181,237 

Less portion of balance. . 240,092 2,421,329 



Net appropriation $1,175,000 

In this department any balances which may be unexpended 
shall not lapse, but shall be for the further use of the depart- 
ment. 

For bank commission: 

Salary of commissioner $5,000 

Salary of deputy commissioners 6,000 

Other salaries 18,875 

Travel expenses 6,500 

Other current expenses 3,850 

Total $40,225 

Less estimated revenue . . . 2,000 

Net appropriation $38,225 

For cancer commission: 

Salaries $13,500 

Travel expenses 500 

Other current expenses 27,515 

Total $41,515 

Less revenue 9,800 

Net appropriation $31,715 

For planning and development commission : 
Administration : 

Salary of director $4,000 

Salary of assistant director. . 3,600 
Salary of publicity director. . 4,000 



350 Chapter 218 [1943 

Other salaries $36,838 

Travel expenses 3,500 

Other current expenses 42,300 



Total $94,238 

Less revenue 2,800 



Net appropriation $91,438 

Tourist service 1,000 

Regional associations** 12,500 

Land use board 250 

Wood waste utilization* 2,500 



Total planning and development $107,688 

For public service commission: 

Salaries of three commissioners $15,000 

Other salaries 35,350 

Travel expenses 4,500 

Other current expenses 20,150 



Total $75,000 

Less revenue 23,837 



Net appropriation public service $51,163 



** This appropriation shall be administered by the state 
planning and development commission for the aid of 
regional development associations. Not more than $2,500 
may be allotted by the commission to any one regional 
association whose bounds, form of organization and program 
shall first have been approved by the commission. Any 
unexpended portion of this appropriation shall lapse and 
shall not be transferred to any other state appropriation. 



* The above appropriation for wood waste titilization is 
made available provided and not until there is paid into 
the state treasury by subscription from the wood working 
industry of this state and other interested subscribers a like 
sum for the same purpose. 

Provided the war ends during the fiscal year ending 
June 30, 1945, in addition to the above appropriation, there 
is hereby appropriated $10,000 to be used for additional 
publicity with the approval of the governor and council, 
the same to be a charge upon the funds provided by 
chapter 176, Laws of 1943. 



1943] Chapter 218 351 

For state tax commission : 
Office of commission: 

Salaries of commissioners .... $10,000 

Other salaries 8,900 

Travel expenses 1,600 

Other current expenses 5,060 

Total $25,560 

Municipal accounting division: 

Salary of director $3,250 

Other salaries 11,825 

Travel expenses 4,000 

Other current expenses 1,750 

Total $20,825 

Less revenue 5,000 

Net appropriation 15,825 

Assessment of intangible tax: 

Salary of director $2,750 

Other salaries 5,600 

Travel expenses 200 

Other current expenses 2,000 

Total $10,550 

Less revenue 10,550 

Net appropriation 00 

Tobacco products tax : 

Salary of director $3,000 

Other salaries 13,300 

Travel expenses 7,500 

Other current expenses 13,900 

Total 37,700 



352 Chapter 218 [1943 

Assessment of gas and electric 
utilities tax : 

Salaries $1,850 

Travel expenses 50 

Other current expenses 100 

Total $2,000 

Less revenue 2,000 

Net appropriation 00 

Total tax commission $79,085 

For pharmacy commission: 

Salaries $1,600 

Travel expenses 300 

Other current expenses 550 

Total pharmacy commission $2,450 

For aeronautics commission: 

Salaries $3,780 

Travel expenses 500 

Other current expenses 2,225 

Total $6,505 

Less revenue 2,600 

Net appropriation $3,905 

For state police: 

Salary of superintendent $4,000 

Salary of deputy superintendent . 3,500 

Salary of captain and lieutenants 15,650 

Other salaries 127,465 

Travel expenses 9,000 

Other current expenses 64,250 

Total $223,865 

Less transfer from highway 

funds 190,000 

Net appropriation $33,865 



1943] Chapter 218 ' 353 

For board of optometry $705 

For board of chiropractors $765 

For registration of veterinary surgeons $100 

For commission of arts and crafts $7,500 

For firemen's retirement board ' $20,000 

For teachers' retirement board $20,000 

For policemen's retirement board $30,000 

For state house annex sinking fund $25,112 

For board of accountancy $500 

Less revenue 500 

Net appropriation 00 

For barbers' board $4,970 

Less revenue 3,170 

Net appropriation $1,800 

For hairdressers' board $5,000 

Less revenue 5,000 

Net appropriation 00 

For prison industries $53,780 

Less revenue 53,780 

Net appropriation 00 

For fish and game department: 

Commission $305 

Conservation : 

Salaries $39,660 

Travel expenses 26,000 

Other current expenses 6,653 

Total 72,313 

Bob cat bounties 2,580 

Damage : 

Salaries $1,590 

Travel expenses 250 

Other current expenses 2,955 

Total 4,795 



354 Chapter 218 [1943 

Office of director : 

Salary of director $4,000 

Other salaries 8,859 

Travel expenses 1,200 

Other current expenses 11,331 

Total $25,390 

Education : 

Salaries $500 

Travel expenses 800 

Other current expenses 385 

Total 1,685 

Research : 

Salaries $2,836 

Travel expenses 1,000 

Other current expenses 660 

Total 4,496 

Propagation of fish: 

Salaries $42,556.50 

Travel expenses 1,500 

Other current expenses 51,700 

Total 95,756.50 

Propagation of game 6,635 

Pittman-Robertson 1,370 

Total $215,325.50 

Less revenue $209,374.74 

Less portion of balance 5,950.76 215,325.50 



Net appropriation 00 

If the said estimated income of the fish and game fund is 
less than the above estimate of $209,374.74 a sum sufficient 
to make the total equal $209,374.74 is hereby appropriated 
from the general funds. 



1943] Chapter 218 355 

For motor vehicle department: 
Administration : 

Salary of commissioner §4,000 

Salary of deputy commissioner 3,500 

Other salaries 67,075 

Travel expenses 600 

Other current expenses 61,400 

Total $136,575 

Gasoline toll division : 

Salaries $8,240 

Travel expenses 2,500 

Other current expenses 970 

Total 11,710 

Motor vehicle patrol: 

Salaries of inspectors $16,425 

Fees 500 

Travel expenses 9,100 

Other current expenses 650 

Total 26,675 



Total motor vehicle department $174,960 

Less revenue 174,960 



Net appropriation 00 

For racing commission: 

Salaries $27,750 

Travel expenses 2,000 

Other current expenses 1,850 

Total $31,600 

Less revenue 31,600 

Net appropriation 00 

For liquor commission: 
Liquor administration : 

Salaries $49,440 

Travel expenses 3,000 

Other current expenses 19,500 

Total $71,940 



356 Chapter 218 [1943 

Beer administration: 

Salaries $56,955 

Travel expenses 19,000 

Other current expenses 9,350 

Total .. $85,305 

Liquor enforcement : . 

Salaries $13,075 

Travel expenses 5,500 

Other current expenses 385 

Total 18,960 

Stores : 

Salaries $233,500 

Travel expenses 4,000 

Other current expenses 137,000 

Total 374,500 

Warehouse : 

Salaries $30,705 

Travel expenses 100 

Other current expenses 26,300 

Total 57,105 

Total liquor commission $607,810 

Less revenue 607,810 

Net appropriation 00 

For aerial tramway commission : 

Salaries $21,600 

Travel expenses 500 

Other current expenses 14,225 

Total $36,325 

Less revenue 36,325 

Net appropriation 00 



1943] Chapters 219, 220 357 

For the governor and council for distribution to 
departments and institutions, in addition to 
the sums hereinbefore set forth as salaries 
of employees and officials, the following 
sum, or so much thereof as may be 
necessary, to cover temporary salary in- 
creases as provided by the act of the 1943 

legislature . $322,693.05 

Less estimated revenue 
available for said pur- 
poses 79,033.65 

Net appropriation $243,659.40 

Total net appropriation $6,049,543.87 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1944. 
[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 219. 



JOINT RESOLUTION EXTENDING A CERTAIN APPROPRIATION FOR 
CERTAIN GRADE CROSSINGS IN DALTON AND WHITEFIELD. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives hi 
General Court convened: 

That the appropriation made by chapter 252 of the Laws 
of 1941, for the elimination of certain grade crossings in the 
towns of Dalton and Whitefield, shall not lapse but shall be 
available for the purposes of said chapter until July 1, 1945. 

[Approved February 23, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 220. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF HERBERT C. GLIDDEN ESTATE. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hov^e of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of eight hundred seventy-five dollars and 
forty-four cents ($875.44) be allowed and paid to the ad- 
ministrator d. b. n. of the estate of Plerbert C. Glidden, late 



358 Chapters 221, 222 [1943 

of Barnstead, for distribution to the heirs of said estate as 
may be decreed by the probate court of Belknap county, said 
sum being the proceeds of amount received by the state from 
said estate by order of the court. The governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant for said sum out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 221. 



JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO A FEDERAL PAY-AS-YOU-GO PLAN 

OF TAXATION. 

Whereas, the burden of taxation placed upon the people of 
this country is very heavy under the present federal statutes, 
and 

Whereas, some plan should be adopted to distribute this 
tax in an equitable manner, now therefore be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the Congress of the United States be and hereby is 
urged to proceed at once to enact the so-called Ruml, or other 
similar pay-as-you-go, plan for paying taxes on present in- 
come, and be it further 

Resolved, that copies of this resolution be transmitted by 
the secretary of state to the New Hampshire senators and 
representatives in Congress and to the President of the United 
States Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives, 
in Washington. 

[Approved March 16, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 222. 

JOINT resolution IN FAVOR OF ROLAND VAUTOUR. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of four hundred and sixteen dollars and fifty 
cents be and hereby is appropriated to Arthur Vautour of 
Berlin to reimburse him for expenses for his minor son, 
Roland Vautour, who was injured on January 21, 1940, in 



1943] Chapters 223, 224 359 

connection with war maneuvers for the National Guard in 
Berlin. Said sum shall be in full settlement of any claim for 
said accident by said minor or his father in his behalf and 
shall be a charge upon the 1943 appropriation of the adjutant 
general's department. 

[Approved April 14, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 223. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR AN ENLARGEMENT OF THE 
WILDLIFE EXHIBIT IN THE STATE HOUSE. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That at the termination of the present war emergency, or 
sooner if space is not required for use for defense or war 
purposes, the governor and council shall provide for an en- 
largement of the wildlife exhibit in the basement of the state 
house, provided this additional exhibit can be installed at no 
expense to the state. This addition shall occupy a space 
fifteen feet more or less in width from the north wall of the 
large recreation room, known as the men's lounge, said space 
not to include a larger area than is at present used for the 
warning center. 

[Approved April 14, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 224. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO COMPENSATE F. EARL THAYER FOR 

SERVICES. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hoiise of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of six hundred dollars ($600) be and hereby 
is appropriated to compensate F. Earl Thayer of Woodsville, 
in full, for services and expenses rendered as technical adviser 
to the state prison industry commission created by Laws of 
1931, chapter 156, in making an investigation of the printing 
industry, and a report of said investigation to said commis- 



360 Chapters 225, 226, 227 [1943 

sion; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his 
warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 26, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 225. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF LUCY W. TWEEDY. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of eight hundred fifteen dollars and twenty- 
five cents ($815.25) is hereby appropriated to Lucy W. 
Tweedy of Washington, N. H. to reimburse her for expenses 
incurred and loss of salary on account of an accident at the 
state hospital on November 21, 1941. Said sum shall be in 
full settlement of said claim and the governor is authorized 
to draw his warrant for said sum out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 26, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 226. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ESTATE OF 
JOSEPH H. ROUGHER. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Cotirt convened: 

That the state treasurer be directed to pay to the estate of 
the late Joseph H. Roucher the balance of salary due said 
decedent as a member of the house of representatives. 

[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 227. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF MARIA MCDONOUGH. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of four hundred eighty dollars and ninety 
cents ($480.90) be and hereby is appropriated to Maria 



1943] Chapters 228, 229 361 

McDonough to reimburse her for expenses incurred as a re- 
sult of an injury sustained on October 9, 1941, by her husband, 
Thomas McDonough, now deceased, while working as janitor 
at the state armory, Manchester. Said sum shall be in full 
settlement of any claim for said accident by said Maria 
McDonough, or the estate of Thomas McDonough, and the 
governor is authorized to draw his warrant for said sum 
from any money in the treasury otherwise not appropriated. 
[Approved May 7, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 228. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE 
TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hoiise of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) is 
hereby appropriated, for the purposes of the teachers' retire- 
ment system, for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1944, 
and June 30, 1945. The governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant for said sums out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. The sums hereby appro- 
priated shall be in addition to any sums appropriated for said 
retirement system in the so-called budget acts. 

[Approved May 10, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 229. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A SPECIAL INTERIM COMMIS- 
SION FOR THE STUDY OF TAXATION OF GROWING WOOD AND 
TIMBER AND MEASURES TO CONSERVE AND INCREASE 
THE FOREST RESOURCES OF THE STATE. 

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 ten 
competent persons to constitute a commission for the study 
and analysis of public measures to assure greater productivity 
of New Hampshire forests. The study shall include but not 



362 Chapter 229 [1943 

be limited to the problem of special taxation of growing wood 
and timber as authorized by the recent amendment of the 
constitution of the state. If it appears desirable to said com- 
mission that measures to prevent wasteful methods in the 
cutting of forest growth on private lands be inaugurated in 
this state in order to conserve the forest resources, it shall 
advise and recommend with reference thereto and if it con- 
siders that said measures should be administered by local 
boards as created by chapter 235 of the Revised Laws, it shall 
advise as to any change in the creation and composition of 
such boards. Said commission shall report to the 1945 legis- 
lature measures which in its opinion are necessary to 
effectuate the purposes of this resolution. Said commission 
shall, as far as practical, be so composed as to give due repre- 
sentation to the different sections of the state and the different 
classes of interest, primarily, the conservationist, the small 
woodland owner, the industrialist, the timber operator, and 
the general public, but shall include ex oiflcio the chairman of 
the state tax commission. The members of such commission 
shall serve without salary but shall be reimbursed for their 
actual expenses on official business. Said commission shall 
have the power to purchase supplies and to employ clerical 
and stenographic assistance, with the approval of the gover- 
nor and council and within the limits of the appropriation 
hereinafter provided. The commission shall request the state 
tax commission to advise and assist it in securing basic data 
and that may be required for its study and shall pay, from 
the appropriation hereinafter provided, for any additional 
field or office assistance which the tax commission may be re- 
quired to employ to comply with the request of the interim 
commission. The sum of four thousand dollars, for each of 
the fiscal years ending June 30, 1944, and June 30, 1945, is 
hereby appropriated for the interim commission hereby con- 
stituted and the governor is authorized to draw his warrants 
for the sums hereby appropriated out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved May 11, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 230, 231 363 

CHAPTER 230. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF FAMES OIL COMPANY. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hottse of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of one thousand twenty-three dollars and 
forty-eight cents ($1,023.48) be and hereby is appropriated 
to reimburse the Eames Oil Company, of Littleton, for tax 
heretofore paid by said company as road toll in excess of the 
amounts due for said tax. The sum hereby appropriated 
shall be in full settlement of the above claim. The sum here- 
by appropriated shall be a charge upon the highway fund. 

[Approved May 11, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 231. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE MAILING OF THE NEW 

HAMPSHIRE TROUBADOUR TO RESIDENTS OF THE STATE 

IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. 

Resolved by the S.enate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars 
($7,500) be and the same is hereby appropriated for the year 
1944 and a like sum for the year 1945 for the purpose of 
publishing and mailing the New Hampshire Troubadour to all 
residents of the state of New Hampshire while they serve in 
the armed forces of the United States, on condition that 
names and addresses shall be submitted to the state planning 
and development commission by recognized organizations who 
shall correct their lists at least once each month. Said funds 
shall be expended under the direction of the state planning 
and development commission and any unexpended portion of 
this appropriation shall lapse and shall not be transferred to 
any other appropriation. 

[Approved May 13, 1943.] 



364 Chapters 232, 233, 234 [1943 

CHAPTER 232. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF PERCY S. EATON, TRUSTEE. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of one hundred and sixteen dollars and 
eighty-five cents ($116.85) is hereby appropriated to re- 
imburse Percy S. Eaton of Manchester, trustee of the estate 
of Horace J. Stone, for sums paid by him as such trustee as 
income taxes in the years 1938, 1939 and 1940, on said estate, 
which said sums were erroneously collected. The sum hereby 
appropriated shall be a charge against, and shall be deducted 
from, the sums which are payable to the city of Manchester 
for its share of taxes on dividends and interest. 

[Approved May 13, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 233. 



JOINT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING CONGRESS ON A UNITED 
NATIONS OF THE WORLD. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the New Hampshire delegation in the Congress of the 
United States hereby is requested to exercise its influence to 
have the Congress expeditiously explore the action necessary 
to form a United Nations of the World with its organization 
and administration based upon law ; and, as soon as expedient, 
initiate such action. The secretary of state is hereby in- 
structed to forward to each senator and representative of this 
state in Congress a copy of this resolution. 

[Approved May 18, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 234. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR AN INTERIM COMMITTEE TO 

STUDY THE ADVISABILITY OF REQUIRING MILITARY DRILL 

IN ALL HIGH SCHOOLS. 

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 to appoint a committee of five 



1943] Chapters 235, 236 365 

members to study the advisability and necessity of requiring 
that all high schools have as a part of their educational work 
a required course in military drill. The members of said com- 
mittee shall serve without compensation and shall make a 
report of their findings and recommendations to the next 
session of the legislature. 
[Approved May 18, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 235. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FUNDS FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND 

REPAIR OF CERTAIN HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES AND CULVERTS 

IN THE TOWNS OF DORCHESTER, GROTON, RUMNEY, 

WARREN AND WENTWORTH. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby appro- 
priated to be paid to the following towns to reimburse them 
for not exceeding one-half the amount expended by them for 
repairing certain highways, bridges and culverts destroyed 
by the cloudburst on June 14, 1942 : Rumney, Warren, Went- 
worth, Groton, Dorchester. The amounts so appropriated 
shall be paid upon presentation of proper vouchers and shall 
be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved May 18, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 236. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR AN INTERIM COMMISSION TO 
MAKE FURTHER STUDY OF STATE TRUST FUNDS. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, is hereby authorized to appoint a commission of five 
members to make a further study of funds held by the state 
in trust. Said commission shall make a report of its findings 
and recommendations to the governor and council who shall 



366 Chapters 237, 238 [1943 

submit the same to the next session of the legislature. The 
members of said commission shall serve without com- 
pensation, 

[Approved May 19, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 237. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE 

PROBLEM OF FEDERAL RELIEF FOR RECREATIONAL OR 

BUSINESS PROPERTY MADE INOPERATIVE BY 

REASON OF WAR CONDITIONS. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hotcse of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That a committee of five members shall be appointed by the 
governor and council for the purpose of studying the problem 
of federal or other relief which may become available to 
owners of recreational or other business property within the 
state which has been made inoperative by reason of re- 
strictions arising from the war, to assist persons eligible for 
such relief, to secure the same and to secure such data relative 
to such businesses in this state as may be desirable or 
necessary for the purposes hereof. Said members shall serve 
without pay and shall report to the next session of the legis- 
lature or earlier if found advisable, to the governor and 
council, their activities under the provisions hereof. The 
state planning and development commission is hereby directed 
to prepare a study of such businesses within the state as may 
be necessary for the purposes hereof and as said special 
committee may require. 

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 238. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS AT 
CERTAIN STATE ARMORIES. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of nineteen thousand two hundred and ten 
dollars ($19,210) be and hereby is appropriated for repairs 



1943] Chapter 239 367 

and alterations at the following state armories: For the 
Berlin armory, two thousand four hundred and tw^enty 
dollars; for the Concord armory, two thousand dollars; for 
the Dover armory, six thousand and fifty dollars; for the 
Keene armory, two thousand seven hundred and fifteen 
dollars; for the Manchester armory, five thousand four hun- 
dred and twenty-five dollars; for the Nashua armory, six 
hundred dollars. The sums hereby appropriated shall be ex- 
pended by the adjutant general, with the approval of the gov- 
ernor and council, and the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant for said sums out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 239. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN INTERIM COMMITTEE TO STUDY FIELD 
SERVICES OF VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS. 

Whereas, the activities of business enterprise and of 
citizens generally may now be hampered by duplications in 
the field services as now carried on by the several state 
agencies and departments, and 

Whereas, there may be more cost to the people of the state 
than is necessary because of the present methods of carrying 
out said service, 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 shall, on or before July 1, 1943, appoint a committee 
of seven qualified persons to inquire and study into the nature 
and the necessity of the field activities of any and all state 
departments and agencies. Not more than two members of 
said committee shall be state officials, and at least two mem- 
bers shall have served in the legislature either in the 1941 
or the 1943 session. The members of said committee shall 
serve without pay. Said committee shall make a report of 
its findings and recommendations to the 1945 session of the 
legislature, and shall file the same with the secretary of state 
on or before November 1, 1944. The secretary of state is 



368 Chapters 240, 241 [1943 

authorized and directed to cause said report to be printed so 
that the same shall be ready for distribution by December 15, 
1944. The expense of printing said report shall be a charge 
upon the appropriation made for the legislature. 
[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 240. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO CONTINUE THE STUDY OF A LONG RANGE 
PLAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF GREAT BAY. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the state planning and development commission is 
hereby directed to continue its study of a long range plan for 
the development of Great Bay and the immediately adjoining 
territory as begun under the provisions of chapter 243 of the 
Laws of 1941, and to make a report thereof to the next session 
of the legislature, with suggestions for a program of carrying 
out such plan and an estimate of the costs involved. 

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 241. 



JOINT RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AN INTERIM COMMITTEE TO 

STUDY THE EXTENT OF SOIL EROSION AND THE NEED 

FOR THE CONSERVATION OF SOIL AND MOISTURE 

RESOURCES. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives iyi 
General Court convened: 

That there is hereby constituted a committee of five 
qualified persons whose duty it shall be to survey and study 
the problem of soil erosion. Said committee shall serve with- 
out pay and the committee shall make a report to the next 
session of the legislature by filing its findings and recom- 
mendations with the secretary of state for submission to said 
legislature. Said committee shall consist of five members 
who shall have served in the legislature during the 1943 
session, three members from the house of representatives to 



1943] Chapter 242 369 

be appointed by the speaker and two members from the senate 
to be appointed by the president. 

Said committee may call upon the director of the state 
agricultural extension service, the director of the state 
agricultural experiment station, the commissioner of agri- 
culture, the executive director of the state planning and 
development commission and any other state officials or 
agencies for technical information and assistance. 

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 242. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF RALPH F. SEAVEY AND OTHERS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That Ralph F. Seavey, sergeant-at-arms, be allowed the 
sum of $584.10; that Raymond B. Lakeman, sergeant-at-arms, 
be allowed the sum of $673.20 ; that Harold Bentley, chaplain, 
be allowed the sum of $519.20; that Thomas W. Fecteau, 
messenger, be allowed the sum of $475.20; that J. Russell 
Bickford, messenger, be allowed the sum of $466.40; that 
William P. Haselton, messenger, be allowed the sum of 
$52.80 ; that Herbert M. Thyng, library messenger, be allowed 
the sum of $532.40; that Chester Jewell, telephone mes- 
senger, be allowed the sum of $541.20; that Arthur L. 
Carpenter, telephone messenger, be allowed the sum of 
$519.20 ; that Harold Fournier, custodian of mail and supplies, 
be allowed the sum of $638 ; that Alice V. Flanders, house 
stenographer, be allowed the sum of $1,091.20; that Bessie A. 
Callaghan, senate stenographer, be allowed the sum of 
$1,038.40; that Grace J. White, senate stenographer, be 
allowed the sum of $778.80; that Marion C. Colby, house 
stenographer, be allowed the sum of $939.40; that Helen Y. 
Andrews, judiciary stenographer, be allowed the sum of 
$805.20; that Melissa A. Bailey, house stenographer, be 
allowed the sum of $495; that Andrea Lyons, house stenog- 
rapher, be allowed the sum of $175.45; that Georgia Strom, 
appropriations stenographer, be allowed the sum of $50 ; that 
Irene L. Colby, appropriations stenographer, be allowed the 
sum of $594; that Palmer Reed, judiciary messenger, be 



370 Chapter 243 [1943 

allowed the sum of $528 ; that William J. Chadbourne, appro- 
priations messenger, be allowed the sum of $528; that Oney 
Russell, warden of the coat room, and Albion Parkhurst, 
assistant warden of the coat room, be allowed the sum of 
$519.20, each; that Frank D. Gay, Lenne Twombly, Harry S. 
Yeaton, Sherman L. Greer and Joseph Comi, doorkeepers, be 
allowed the sum of $519.20, each; that George Kemp, door- 
keeper, be allowed the sum of $8; that Thomas J. Duffy, 
speaker's page, be allowed the sum of $297; that John F. 
Keegan, page, be allowed the sum of $330; that Joseph P. 
Dorion, page, be allowed the sum of $327.25; that Julian L. 
Richards, be allowed the sum of $324.50; that Richard E. 
Tenney, page, be allowed the sum of $297; that Raymond R. 
Venne, page, be allowed the sum of $297; that James Sayer, 
page, be allowed the sum of $30; that Ralph Hall and Carl 
Adams, pages, be allowed the sum of $5, each ; that Bertrand 
Hubbard, page, be allowed the sum of $12.50; that Benjamin 
F. Greer, senate clerk, and Cyril J. Fretwell, house clerk, be 
allowed the sum of $550, each ; that Frank M. Ayer, assistant 
clerk of the senate, and Robert L. Stark, assistant clerk of 
the house, be allowed the sum of $550, each; that Marion G. 
Alexander, legislative advisor, be allowed the sum of $700; 
that Donald Knowlton, legislative counsel, be allowed the sum 
of $3,000 ; that the office of secretary of state be allowed the 
sum of $2,972.40 for the employment of Cyril J. Fretwell, clerk 
of the house, for legislative work, including the filing of the 
permanent journal. Said Cyril J. Fretwell shall serve under 
the direction of the secretary of state in such capacity as said 
secretary may direct. The sum for the employment of Cyril 
J. Fretwell shall be available until December 31, 1944. 

The above mentioned sums shall be a charge upon the legis- 
ative appropriation. 

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 243. 

NAMES CHANGED. 



From January, 1941, to January, 1943, the registers of 
probate returned to the secretary of state, the following 
changes of names made by the probate court : 



1943] Chapter 243 371 

Rockingham County — John Inman to Kenneth John 
Edward Cassell; Nona Marie Denyou to Nona Marie Healey; 
Philip William Denyou to Philip William Healey; Corienne 
Helen Peon to Corienne Helen Shea; Robert Chambers to 
Robert Philip Gratton; Joseph Jainkowsky to Joseph Jan- 
kousky; Wayne Leonard Trider to Wayne Leonard Mitchell; 
Barbara A. Patch to Barbara A. Byrns ; John Skibniowski also 
known as John Skibnoski to John Skibb; Maria Skibniowski 
also known as Maria Skibnoski to Mary Skibb; Myron 
Mitchell Skibniowski also known as Myron Mitchell Skibnoski 
to Myron Mitchell Skibb; Estelle Irene Skibniowski also 
known as Stella Skibniowski to Estelle Irene Skibb; Estelle 
Skibniowski also known as Estelle Skibnoski to Estelle Skibb ; 
Genevieve Abbie Skibniowski to Genevieve Abbie Skibb; 
Mitchell Myron Skibniowski to Mitchell Myron Skibb ; Ernest 
Chris Lenz to Clifford Ernest Bane; Warren Robert Dennis 
to Warren Robert Guptill; Elliot Akmakjian to Elliot 
Akmakjian Stevens; Mary Akmakjian to Mary Stevens; Elliot 
Dean Akmakjian to Elliot Dean Stevens; Audrey Joyce 
Akmakjian to Audrey Joyce Stevens; Teresa M. Sherman to 
Teresa Maria Rand Stevens; Celia L. Floody to Celia Caro- 
lina Lacross; William Frances Hawco to William Francis 
Hawco Dore; Anna Kucharczyk to Anna Baker; Stanislaw 
Stankiewicz to Stanley Stevens; Vicenta Stankiewicz to 
Virginia Stevens; Catherine Stankiewicz to Catherine 
Stevens; Mary Stankiewicz to Mary Stevens; John Joseph 
Stankiewicz to John Joseph Stevens; Emile Stankiewicz to 
Emile Stevens; Cynthia Aldrich to Cynthia Lee Mason; 
Lowell R. Atherton to Lowell R. Fox; Thomas Fuller to 
Clifford McCullough, Jr.; Wallerin Dummaskowski to Joseph 
W. Demasky; Robert Joseph Corcoran to Robert Charles 
Jeeves ; Sandra Jean Merrill to Catherine Manley Farrington ; 
Parmenas Nerbonne to Peter Nerbonne; Norma Louise 
Strout to Norma Louise Nudd; Donald Willard Underhill to 
Donald William Dollard; Benjamin Parker, Jr. to Benjamin 
Guiley; Donald K. Wheeler to Donald K. Roy; Elmer W. 
Collier to Donald Richard Collier; Mary Carroll Brown to 
Mary Carroll Leavitt; (Female Infant) Moody to Mary 
Susan Marston; Barbara Stevens to Barbara Stevens Fox; 
William James Penney to William James Crowley; Mary 
Margaret Chapman to Mary Margaret Zdeb; William E. 



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Houston to William E. Reagan; Diane Theresa Frandaca to 
Diatie Theresa Bukata; William Allan Rogers to Walter Billie 
Stockman; Agere Albert Milette to Aga Bert Milette; Joseph 
Shilale to Joseph W. Wilbur ; Roy Louis Taylor to Roy Louis 
Eldridge; Robert Arthur Hadley to Robert Arthur Balukas; 
Charles Sociates Tufts to Charles Socrates Arvenites; Albert 
Leo Dick to Charles Harry Ingram; David Nelson Myers, Jr. 
to David Mac Nabb Wells ; Frances Louise Tucker to Frances 
Louise Morton; Louise D. Twombly to Louise D. Lahart; 
Gerald Craven to Gerald L. Heureux; Roger Haas to Roger 
Trafton; James E. Smith to James E. Davis; Daine Frances 
Blake to Nancy Walker ; Marilyn Roberta Brigham to Bonalyn 
Carol Robinson; Mary Louise Madigan to Gail Elizabeth 
Harvey Cotter; Arthur Noto to Arthur Gobbi; Christopher 
James O'Leary to Chris O'Leary; Joseph Masialis to 
Joseph John Masellis ; Richard La Montague to Richard 
Beaulieu; Elizabeth Ann Quinlan to Elizabeth Ann Dietrich; 
Barbara Ann Massa to Barbara Ann Mullins; Helen Wilson 
Frantz to Helen Ruth Wilson; Charles Henry Haley to 
George William Haley; Willis Leslie Worster to Raymond 
Peterson Ainsworth; Theodore H. Elms to Theodore Hanson 
Bradley; Vernard Albert Long to Vernard Albert Jenness 
Coleman; Robert Lee Vrettas to Robert Forest Garland; 
Marjorie Louise Bryant to Marjorie Louise Cummings; 
Aphrodite Legakes Deakoumakes to Aphrodite Deakoum; 
Evangelos Deakoumakes to Evangelos Deakoum; Henry J. 
Gotz to Henry J. Goss; Judith Ann Stafford to Judith Ann 
Dixon ; Frances Rose Stafford to Frances Rose Dixon ; Robert 
Edward Stafford to Robert Edward Dixon; Agnes Perry 
Moynihan to Agnes Perry ; Verna Marie King to Verna Marie 
Middleton; Maryanna Michalska Krukowski to Maryanna 
Michalska Cook; Charles Frederick Mannell to Charles 
Fredick Dunn; William Gerard Ward to Gerard William 
Jordan ; Joan Seliga to Joan Smith ; Walter A. Boulay to Joseph 
Walter Jameson ; David Cohen to David Miller ; Manuel Cohen 
to Manuel Miller ; Helen Krukowski to Helen Cook ; John Cas- 
well to Chester M. Staples, Jr. ; Nancy Ann Sawyer to Nancy 
Ann Kalens; Frank L. Smith to Frank L. Healey; Nancy 
Sherman to Louisa Goodwin Yeagle; Alfred Jackson Garden 
to Robert Andrew Batcheldor ; Jane Vacilla Gaumond to Jane 
Vacilla Gouzoules; Barbara Ann Mahoney to Susan Louise 
Chase; Wladislaw Gzywacz to Walter Givetz; Assunta 



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Gzywacz to Susie Givetz; Dorothy Ernestine Hutchins to 
Dorothy Ernestine Graham ; Junior Caswell Bartlett to James 
C. Bartlett; Earlan Atwood Barber to Earlan Atwood 
Wetherbee; Rose G. La Porte to Rose G. David; Marvin 
Arnold Carey to Marvin Arnold Dow ; Leo E. LeBlanc to Leo 
E. White; Anna Barker to Anna Brooks Payn; Mary Jean 
Huntoon to Mary Jean Patch ; Mary Constance Richards alias 
Mary Constance Nute to Mary Constance Hunt ; Arlene Marie 
Fossett to Arlene Marie Chase; Charles Edwin Sargent to 
Charles Edwin Clow; James J. Cote to James Joseph Hill; 

Riley to James William Riley; Mary Ann Sillery to 

Mary Ann Silveria; Martin J. Waleryszak to Martin J. 
Porter ; Bertha E. Waleryszak to Bertha E. Porter ; Martin J. 
Waleryszak, Jr. to Martin J. Porter, Jr. ; Joann M. Waleryszak 
to Joann M. Porter; Donald J. Waleryszak to Donald J. Por- 
ter; John Burdg to Thomas Wilde; Henry Archers to Henry 
Klenke; Priscilla Booth to Priscilla Pennie Gingras; Norma 
Johnson to Norma Gingras; Richard Rand to Richard Rand 
Spinney; Harriet Jane Dolloff to June Harriet Nicholson; 
William Frederick Stickles to Frederick William Hatch; 
Charles Alexander Houle to Charles Alexander Wormwood; 
Hyman Albert Satowitz to Albert Hyman Sados; Malcolm 
H. Stewart to Robert H. Stewart; Khalil D. Barkha to 
Kalil D. Barka; David Delano Call to Eugene Francis 
Shapleigh; Eugene Francis Shapleigh to Robert Charles 
Call; Louis Arthur Schmalfuss to Charles Edward Le- 
Blanc; Mary Linscott to Sharon Lee Reid; Norman 
Tracey White to John Tracey White; Roger Wells to 

Kenneth Robert McCollum; Slowinas to Benjamin 

John Wallace; Beverly Bishop to Beverly M. Rosa; 
Jo Ann Bushy to Jo Ann Constance Bernard; Josephine 
Elizabeth Downing to Josephine Elizabeth French; Madelein 
A. Downing to Madelein Agnes French; Jerome Eugene 
Marshall to Jerome Eugene Lepore; Julius Lankoysky to 
Julius Lank ; Leopoldo Giovanni Pieroni to Leo John Pieroni ; 
Vincent Robert Kaczanowski to Vincent Robert Drake; Nina 
Virginia Kaczanowski to Nina Virginia Drake ; Ralph Edward 
Shrague to Ernest Reginald Foote; John David Merrill to 
John David Marden; Betty Jane Queor to Betty Jane Ham- 
mond; Herman Albert Plouffe to Joseph Lawrence Fluff; 
Francis J. Hill to John F. Hill ; De Witte Otho Hicksenhytzer 
to Robert Colvin Arnold; Charles Richard Estes to Charles 



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Paul Elliott ; Jane Elizabeth Courser to Jane Elizabeth Cash ; 
William Lodge Courser to William Lodge Cash; Patricia 
Helen Kosky to Patricia Helen Johnson; Hormidas Cote to 
Middy Cote; Joseph Hector Pluff to Joseph Hector Plouffe; 
Casimir Nalewski to Harry Thomas Navelski; Louis Selime 
Langlois to Selime Louis Langlois; Ilene June Hersey to 
Ilene June Braum; Marie Clara Conlon to Pauline Clara 
Conlon; Kenneth Donald Mowatt to Kenneth Donald Lang- 
ley; Josephine Reitze Ratta to Geraldine Reitze Ratta; 
Vladislaus Szaine to Walter Shina; Wladyslawa Katazyna 
Shina to Ladia Catherine Shina; Arthur Leroy Hersey to 
Arthur Leroy Williams; Mary Louise Bailey to Mary 
Louise LeClair; Charles Frederick Bailey to Charles 
Frederick LeClair; William Anthony Bailey to William 
Anthony LeClair; Joseph E. Bergeron to Arthur Ernest 
Bergeron; William M. Emerson to William Emerson Roby; 
Catherine Mary Benedetto to Geraldine Mary Champagne; 
John J. Silva, Jr. to John J. Ridlon; Virginia M. Silva to 
Virginia M. Ridlon; Glen Colford Stewart to Glenn Colford 
Stewart; Grace Marie Beott to Teresa Gladys Doucette; 
Hervey Hebert to Hervey Abbott; Rose Ora Greenwood to 
Irene Rose Greenwood; Elsie Bertha Meehan to Elsie B. 
Weber. 

Strafford County — Richard Godfrey Cartee to Richard 
Godfrey Hough; Charles Michael Zervas to Charles Nichael 
Servas; Helen R. Zervas to Helen R. Servas; Eugene Zervas 
to Eugene Servas; Marie Zervas to Marie Servas; Janice 
Lillian Styles Fox to Janice Lillian Snipes; Margaret Eliza- 
beth Shaw to Margaret Elizabeth Moore; Beatrice H. Bick- 
ford to Beatrice May Hartfiel; Denzil Elsworth Senter to 
Denzil Fred Thayer; Norman Webster Senter to Norman 
Webster Thayer; Ralph Lewis Barnes to Ralph Lewis Con- 
way; Larry Joy Mathews to Alston Laurel Wade; Beverly 
Mae Gage to Beverly Mae Black; Michael Peters to Michael 
Peters Hashem; Linda Taylor to Linda Ora Stevens; Lurana 
Audrey Wells to Lurana Audrey Mellott; Marlene Hamel 
(Towle) to Marlene Lebrecht; Kyreakos Pasthedenos to 
Charles Pastene; Clmina Virginia Pasthedenos to Clmina 
Virginia Pastene; Sevastula Pasthedenos to Elizabeth Ann 
Pastene; Theamandula Pasthedenos to Diane Katherine 
Pastene; John Pasthedenos to John Pastene; Charles Ray- 
mond Aller to Charles Raymond Hall; Usko Veli Zalo Oberg 



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to Charles Frederick Oberg; Joseph Lilley to Joseph Bernard 
Young; Helen A. Hodgdon to Helen A. Barnes; Raymond 
Herbert Hamilton to Herbert Cope Skelly; Newell 0. Frost 
to Norman Robert Bousquin ; Mary Anne Shum to Mary Ann 
Nelson; Thelma Gardner to Mary Thelma Flynn; Fred J. 
Lessard to Alfred Joseph Lessard; Henry Chouinard to 
Richard Langdon Percy; Killil Abraham Shamoun to 
Charles Joseph Gabriel; Manfred Aryan James to Manfred 
Aryan Mathews ; Joseph Mohammed to Joseph Ameen David ; 
Sally Ann David to Donna Lee Mooreside; Robert Hall to 
Robert Varney; Mary Littlefield to Mary Beatrice Giberson; 
Althea Irene St. Jean to Althea Irene Dame; Marie Clare 
Theresa Lagotte to Marie Claire Theresa Lagotte ; Louis Aime 
Bourgeois to Louis Ameois Bushway; Habady Himeen 
Mohammed to Ablah David; Ameen Mohammed to Ameen 
David; Joseph David Wilfred Duquette to Louis Wilfred 
Duquette; Marie Lorraine Sylviane Hamel to Marie Lorraine 
Sylvia Ann Hamel; Carlisle Fred Seavey to Carlyle Fred 
Seavey ; Jos Ovila Gregoire to Ovila Joseph Gregoire ; Richard 
Peter DeNazzi to Richard Peter Duggan; Beatrice H. 
Eldridge to Beatrice H. Bradbury; Charles William Boeshaar 
to Charles William Bashaar ; Gilbert Cooper to Gilbert Cooper 
Clough; Marie Theresa Florence Moison to Marie Theresa 
Florence Letarte; Mildred Belle Woodbury to Mildred Wood- 
bury Hayes ; Barbara Ann Spinney to Barbara Ann Sharrock ; 
Mildred Garvin to Mildred Gauthier; William Lennon Vocha 
to William Lennon Boyd; Lena Madeline Baxter Robbins to 
Marcia Madeline Robbins; Victor Van Valley to Victor Van 
Johnson ; Charles Nobert to Charles Henry Newbury ; Louise 
Therese Nobert to Louise Therese Newbury; Leon Henry 
Nobert to Leon Henry Newbury; Sylvia Marcotte to Sylvia 
Beatrice Poliquin ; Mary Laurea Pare to Mary Laurea Goulet ; 
Nancy Elizabeth Goodwin to Nancy Elizabeth Horr ; Kenneth 
Robert Owens to Kenneth Robert Owen ; Pierre Labossiere to 
Walter Lawrence Gadoury; Nabucodor Nazaire Marcotte to 
Albert Marcotte; Paul Willson to Paul Joy Willson; David 

Harley Willson to Charles Edward Willson ; Spiriden 

to Charles George Spiridondes; Allan Danforth Ruddy to 
Ronald Meserve; Paul Everett Wallingford to Paul Everett 
Downs; Arthur Ball to Arthur John Blanchet; Norma Jane 
Brock to Norma Jane Corbett; Almon F. Wing to Elmer 
Francis Thompson; Burton Louis Mahan to Burton Louis 



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Lesperance; Francis Beals to Gardner Chamberlain; Allen 
Warren Niitt to John Dhu Allen; Franklin Owsley to James 
Wilfred Grigg; Roland Cullen to Roland Paul Cullen; Philip 
Beals to Phillip Jolly; Barbara Jean Kimball to Sally Ann 
Weathers; Napoleon M. Vachon, Jr. to Richard Mansur 
Rogers; Edward E. King to Edward E. Roy; Analda King to 
Analda Roy; Richard Keene to Richard Newton Bickford; 
Aida Elizabeth Butler to Patricia Elizabeth Butler; Mary 
Obeline Boucher to Emeline Boucher; Leo Joseph Lirette, 
known as Leo Joseph Marcotte to Leo Joseph Lirette ; Jeanne 
C. Wentworth to Jeanne C. Hills ; Joseph Henri Roy to Henry 
Francis King; Bernard Edson Cilley to Bernard Edson 
Chamberlain ; Gordon Wayne Bruce to Gordon Wayne Geddis ; 
Wallace Baxter to Wallace Woodbury Davis; Rudolph F. 
Minichiello to Rudolph Mitchell; Rita F. Minichiello to Rita 
Mitchell; Herve Lucien Fredette to Herve Lucien Cole; 
Maheba Kalill Hughes to Josephine Mahanna Carlin Hughes; 
Haceboy Kalill Henson to Elizabeth Mahanna Carlin Henson. 
Belknap County. — Dorothy Irene Cone to Dorothy Irene 
Williamson; Frederick Dwight Cone to Frederick Dwight 
Williamson; Joan Marsella Pray to Joan Marsella Cronin; 
Ella Louise Hopf to Ella Louise Lewis; Allan J. Lougee to 
Allan J. Westney ; Richard William Patno to Richard William 
Poulin; Frances S. Osinski to Frances S. Davidson; Walter 
J. Osinski to Walter J. Davidson; Richard Putnam Lashua to 
Richard Putman Lampman; Gordon Robert Metres to Robert 
Gordon Surpine; Robert Earl Perry to Robert Earl Poire; 
Gertrude Mary Perry to Gertrude May Poire; Marguerite 
Marilyn Mozroll to Marguerite Marilyn Niles; Stephen 
Sztucinski to Stephen Stephens; Weston Lorenzo Wiggins to 
Robert Lorenzo Wiggins; Wesley Josiah Wiggins to Richard 
Josiah Wiggins; Elaine Sztucinski to Elaine Stephens; 
Katherine Sztucinski to Katherine Stephens; Harold Bordo 
Mitchell to Harold Bordo Lampman ; Helmer Joseph Corriveau 
to Edmund Joseph Corriveau; Gaston Paul Jodoin to Gaston 
Paul Jordon; William Earl Schuerfeld to William Earl 
Holmes; Jeanne Claire Shackelford to Jeanne Claire Pooler; 
Eslie Leonard Smith to Leonard Eslie Smith; Marie Jeanne 
Richard Laroche to Marie Jean Richard Stone; Philias Henry 
Laroche to Philip Henry Stone; Biruta Alexandria Prokop 
to Biruta Helen Prakapas; Euripides Hatzekelekas to Peter 
Hatzes; Carl Frederick Peterson to Carl Frederick Wright; 



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Ross Milan Smith to Thomas Milan Smith; Robert Eugene 
Morin to Eugene Joseph Morin; Male Peck to Wallace 
Wrisley; Jacob Lawrence Lewis to Jay Lawrence Lewis; 
Pantale Contos to Lee Karatsanos; Harry A. Morse to Harry 
Alver Morse; Jos. Aimee Theberge to Aime Armand 
Theberge; Earl Looman Tuffts to Earl Luman Chamberlain; 
Josephat Dulac to Richard Joseph Dulac; Philip Ray Maban 
to Philip Ray Davis ; Jonathan Edgar Page to Edward Joseph 
Page; Ludwig Heimis to Louis Alfred Heinis; Louise Trojano 
to Mary Louise Trojano; Edward Warren to William Warren; 
Joseph Meachem to Joseph Treaushure Mitchell ; Marion 
Contos to Marion Karatsanos; Joseph Freddy Laroche to 
Alfred Simpson LaRoche; Ivers Pearl Haskell to George 
Ivand Haskell; Campbell to Archie Lenwood Camp- 
bell; William Rudolph Farra to Rudolph Farra Wilson; 
Katherine Helen Contos to Katherine Helen Karatsanos; 
Joseph Jean Guy Parent to Joseph Jean Guy Cantin; Franz 
Milton Paine to Frank Milton Paine; Clyde Lemoyne Baker 
to Lloyd Lemoyne Baker; Martin Feurstein to Martin 
Feuerstein; Raoul Jean Thomas Xavier Morin to Ralph John 
Morin; Mary Evelyn Lasheway to Mary Evelyn Peavey. 

Changed by Adoption: Joan Marie La Cross to Joan 

Marie Weir; unnamed to Janet Colby; Beaudoin to 

Peter Barrett Sargent; Clyde Martin Lacroix to Frank 
Richard Smith; Daron Rae Willoughby to Susan Pauline 
Mooney; Jeanne Louise Annair to Jeanne Louise Segole; 
Lois Alberta Annair to Lois Alberta Segole ; Warren Chester 
Buchanen to Warren Paul Cutting; David Albert Taylor to 
David Albert Plant; lola Belle Lacroix to lola Belle Smith; 
Rena May Heath to Rena May Heath ; Carl Thompson to Carl 
Hamilton; Harvey James Rollins to Harvey James Forsyth; 
John Arthur Pearl to John Arthur Bragg; Francis Leighton 
Vittum to John Conrad Haven ; Joan Burdick to Joan Clough ; 
Lewis Warren Tassinari to Lewis Warren Mayo; Jennie 
Marie Wallace to Jennie Marie Blackey ; Constance Mary Dion 
to Constance Mary Dion ; Pauline Dorothy Moulton to Pauline 
Dorothy Robinson ; Robert E. Foster to Robert Earl Emerson ; 

Shari Lynn Connors to Shari Lynn Gray; Novia to 

Leo A. Barton, Jr. ; Robert A. Runnells to Robert A. Runnells ; 
Joseph Rudzinski to Joseph Roubo; Roger Albert Eryou to 
Roger Albert Dow; Howard J. Buttman to Howard J. Lank. 

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Kramer; Pauline F. Brackett to Pauline Frances McCrillis; 
Felix Joseph Loville to Felix Joseph Lavely; Severino 
Fernandez to Severino Jean Fernandez ; Mildred F. Towle to 
Mildred F. Johnson; Florence B. White to Florence Ella 
Beede ; Carlotta D. Bragg to Carlotta Direne Ames ; Clarence 
Wilbur Drew to Clarence Wilbur Davis ; Francis Ford Manley 
to William Ford Manley; Lester E. Thompson to Lester 
Eldridge ; Lila Goldie Ward to Fay Lane Ward ; Alberta Mae 
Potter to Alberta Mae Bean; Vernon Eugene Bickford to 
Vernon Eugene Pecunies. 

Changed by Adoption: Ernest Richard Gagne to Ernest 
Gagne Moore; Margaret Anne Clough to Margaret Anne Mc- 
Bride ; Cherolyn Ann Ward to Cherolyn Ann Vittum ; Barbara 
Louise Murray to Barbara Louise Knox ; Harry Harlan Willey 
to Harry Harlan Rines ; Frank Fox to Frank Fox Chambers ; 
"Baby" Meldrum to Norman Whittier Turner, Jr. ; Sandra 
P. Seeley to Sandra P. Massey; Ronald Kendall Sanborn to 
Allen Roof Wiggin; Wendell E. Smith to Wendell Everett 
Dodge; Bertha Anne Taylor to Bertha Anne Brown. 

Merrimack County — Thena E. Peterson to Thena Love- 
land Eaton; Edna MacEachran to Edna Myrick; Arthur 
Brown to Arthur Leach; Frank George Daniels to Lester 
George Daniels, Jr. ; Janet Stoneham to Janet Jackson ; 
Donald W. Odell to Donald W. Flanders; Stella Mary Giela- 
rowski to Stella Mary Giles; Samuel Adler to Sidney Adler; 
Beatrice P. Hueftline to Beatrice P. Heflin ; Martin H. Huef t- 
line to Martin H. Heflin; Elizabeth E. King to Elizabeth King 
Remington; Clifford Allen Downs to Clifford Allen Rogers; 
Lewis John Peters to Wesley John Howard; Henry C. 
Pichette to Harry C. Pichette; Richard Herbert Savage to 
Charles Herbert Deane French; Ena Davis Hillsgrove to Ena 
Davis; Joseph Harry Ouimet to Harry Joseph Wilmot; 
George Arnold Halcombe to George Arnold Osgood; Alice 
McNally Haggerty to Alyce McNally Haggert; Lloyd Robert 
Haggerty to Lloyd Robert Haggert; Annie Pinker to Annie 
Rousseau; Merle Irving Eastman to Merle Montana East- 
man ; Jeannette T. Noury to Jeannette T. LeBlanc ; Frederick 
G. Reagan to Harry Frederick Reagan ; William H. Plummer 
to Henry William Saltmarsh; Roger Cone to Roger Fred 
Durgin ; John Craig to John Dalziell Craig ; George Henri Roy 
to George Henry King; David Oscar Clemons to David 
Oscar Clemons Higgins; Clayton Adams to Clayton Arnold 



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Frenette ; Victoria Jenness to Victoria Ann Moody ; Joseph 
Victor Bouffard to Joseph Wade; Gwen E. Hibbert to Gwen 
Ella Hayes ; Robert William Hunt to Robert William Barrett ; 
Alvin Francis Angwin to Alvin Francis Johnson; Octave J. L. 
Laiizier to Leo Colle; Eunice M. Sanborn to Eunice M. 
Leavitt; Harold Jerome Alley Street, Jr. to Harold Stowell; 
Joan Barbara Howe to Joanne Barbara Howe; David Porter 
to Ervin David Porter; George Rochou to Joseph William 
Finan; Beverly May Baker to Beverly Mae Merrill; Walter 
Daniel Scribner to Walter Daniel Bailey ; Efthemios Nicholas 
Tseckares to Frederick Nichols Talmers; Joseph Raymond 
Hamby to Joseph Raymond Chandler; Joseph Charles 
Caughey, Jr. to William James Dawson; Sherman Ellsworth 
Campbell to Sherman Ellsworth Campbell Linen; Francis P. 
Hunt to Walter Flanders Hunt ; Felix Albert Purull to Felix 
Albert Purrell ; Gerald Ray Wilkinson to Gerald Ray Gilmore ; 
Russell W. Cox to Russell W. Quimby; Charles J. Tousner to 
Charles J. Tousignant; Robert Vincent Benton to Robert 
Vincent Gilpatrick; Bartley Harold Desmond to Joseph H. 
Elliott ; Ayling John Chilton to Herbert J. Adams. 

Changed by Adoption : Barbara D. Cook to Barbara Delia 
Sullivan; Rebecca Ann Goodfellow to Cynthia Stewart 
Lyford; Bruce Earl Jefferson to James Earl Foote; Lucian 
Walter Cook to Bernard Frank Sullivan; Curtis Maynard to 
Laurence Worthen Rowe; Gertrude Paul to Gertrude Mims; 
Fairfax Hatch to David Wilson Rowe; Frederick Maurice 
Wood to Frederick Norman LaBrie; John Chester Stewart to 
John Chester Baker; James Joseph Stewart to James Joseph 
Baker; Albert Theodore Renee to Albert Theodore Audet; 
Robert James Eraser to Robert James Andrews; Marcel J. 
Shulman to Marcel J. Tyrrel; Victoria Mae Brockman to 
Victoria Anne Decato; Marion Ruth Hewey to Marion Ruth 
Roy; Nancy Jean Lucia to Nancy Jean Davison; Carol Ann 
Peppier to Sandra Dean ; David Barry to David Anson Boyce ; 
Roger Clarence Brissette to Roger Clarence Gregoire ; Paula 
Earleen Mayhew to Paula Earleen Corliss; Paul Clayton 
Weatherbee to Clayton Paul Mitchell; Cecil Dean to Cecil 
Dean Currier; Warren Harding Ginniss to Warren Harding 
Spofford; Clifford Frick to Clifford Lefebvre; Norman J. 
Soucy to Norman J. Geary; Richard E. Brown to Richard E. 
Rhodes; Virginia Rose Longley to Virginia Rose Severance; 
Neal Ellis Morrison to Neil Ellis Coulson ; Sandra Lee Bassett 



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to Sandra Lee Garland ; Katherine Tucker to Katherine Belle 
Fortune; Thelma Fay Weatherbee to Faye Ann Bonette; 
Ronald W. Hurd to Kenneth Stevens Haskell; Constance 
Theresa Couturier to Constance Theresa Coleman; Richard 
Arnold Discoe to Richard Arnold Davison; Theresa Gloria 
Gilbert to Teresa Gloria Smith ; Robert Francis Nye to James 
Robert Anderson; Robert Gilbert to Robert Dragon; Rose 
Marie Ring to Patricia Ann Perry; Tammy Ann LaDuke to 
Janice Elaine Gile; "Baby" Giles to Chester Thompson Brown ; 
Charles Albert Georgina to Charles Albert Connor ; James Ed- 
ward Page to James Edward Magoon ; Carol Beatrice Perron 
to Carol Beatrice Downing; Sandra Jean Perron to Sandra 
Jean Downing ; Robert Lewis Brown to Robert Lewis Dukette ; 
William Jenovese to Donald William Terrell ; Raymond Mayo 
to Raymond Collerette; David H. Demeritt to David H. 
Waldo ; Marion Elsie Rollins to Marion Elsie Waldo ; Patricia 
Ann Rollins to Patricia Ann Waldo; Beverly Ann Sargent to 
Beverly Ann Simonds; Glenn Orson Dockey to Glenn Orson 
Hornberger ; Mary Josephine Ellis to Sandra Jean Sabin ; Jan 
Sanborn to Jane Ellen Proud; Judson Ward Colby to Judson 
Ward Crawford; Edwin Prantilla to Edwin Walden; Eino 
Prantilla to Eino Walden; Freddy Sawyer, alias Freddy 
Soucy to William Dominique Levesque; Leo Soucy, alias Leo 
Souci to Leon Levesque; Thomas Varney to Thomas Rush. 

Hillsborough County — Earle Livingstone to Earle 
Sheldon; Robert Charles Heselton to Robert Charles Clark; 
Agnes Mary McCarthy Warcholik to Agnes Mary McCarthy; 
Aurelia West to Aurelia Fitzpatrick; Ursula May Eaton to 
Ursula May Lavigne ; Leo St. Onge to Leo Roy ; Susan Juliette 
Johnson to Susan Juliette Gagnon; Joseph Louis St. John to 
Joseph Louis Gagnon; Walter Frederick Johnson to Walter 
Frederick Gagnon; Elizabeth Brown to Elizabeth Gagnon; 
Ellen Maki to Ellen Marie Myllymaki ; Isabella Louise Goonan 
to Isabelle Louise Jensen ; Lillian Sawyer to Lillian Levesque ; 
Rosario Louis Sawyer alias Soucy to Rosario Louis Levesque ; 
Hanna Johnson to Hannah Ekdahl; Robert V. Clancy to 
Robert W. Cuddihee ; Aime Levi to Amos Drouse ; Anthony J. 
Siedlewicz to Anthony J. Sullivan; Alvina Baum Hecker to 
Rena Baum Hecker; Mary Andruchuk to Mary Andrews; 
Elizabeth E, Patterson to Elizabeth E. Sterling; Stanwood 
Patterson to Stanwood Sterling; Theodore Warcholik to 
Theodore Walker; Iwan Luczkewicz to John Luckers; Gosta 



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Sven Siguard Evert Romberg to Gosta Evert Romberg; 
Russell Champagne to Russell Henry Gadbois ; James William 
Dimmick to James William Darrah; Mordkho or Mordcha or 
Mortachai Jankelewitz Robinowitz to Morton J. Robbins ; 
William Zwezila to William Zeeler; Stanley J. Zwezila to 
Stanley J. Zeeler; Harriet Maria Osmer to Anna Maria 
Osmer; Eva A. Brooks to Eva A. Hollins; Florence Mary 
Roberge to Mary Florence Marden; Victor Warcholik to 
Victor Walker; Mathew Milewski to Michael Mills; Urshula 
Milewski to Urshula Mills; Eloza Wolcowski to Alonzo 
Wolkowski; Josef Sanger to Joseph Jacob Sanger; Elmer 
Newman Austin to Newman Elmer Austin ; John Ivarnoff to 
John V. Ivanow; Malvina Levesque or Leveck to Malvina 
Levesque; Raymond Gamache to Raymond Trimble; Joseph 
Yvan Lester Ryan to Joseph Ivan Lester Demers ; Anne Marie 
Osmer to Anne Marie Morse; Theos Pierpoint Alsop to 
Thomas Pierpoint Alsop ; Mildred Gerew to Mildred Reardon : 
Robert J. Chretien to Robert J. Caron; Henry A. Bazylewicz 
to Henry A. Basil; Sebastien Bourgeois to Camille Sebastien 
Bourgeois ; Joseph Whitney to Edward Furman ; Leo Cayer to 

Leo Blanchette; Fortula Stavrou to Judy Stavrou; 

Peecha to Robert John Mahoney ; Archie Carl Lord to William 
Alfred Lord ; Xenephon Prutsalis to Andrew Prutsalis ; James 
Thomas Johnson to James Thomas Patton ; Edna Mumford to 
Edna Tirrell; Joseph Roland McNicol to Joseph Roland 
McNichols; Janvier Rousseau to Gustave Rousseau; Linwood 
Allen Morrison to Roy Elmer Hall ; Reymert Ragnvald Madsen 
or Matsen to Ray Madison; Arthur J. Chabot to Robert 
Walsh; Barbara Drozdoff to Barbara Anne Hunting; 
Kastantos Stanskouskis to Constantine Steger; John 
Staszkawskits to John Steger; Stanislaus Stanskoukis to 
Steven Jeremiah Steger; Andrew Malik to Stanley Malik: 
William Robert Alexander to Robert Alexander Emerson; 
Achiel Beeckman or Achille Beeckman to Charles Achiel 
Beeckman; Stanislaw Betlej to Stanley J. Betley; Chresoula 
Anagnostou to Chresoula Anastas Anthony; Helen Anagnos- 
tou to Helen Anastas Anthony ; George Anagnostou to George 
Anastas Anthony ; Adolphe Guay to Adolphe Laf ond ; Joseph 
Alphonse Michaud to William Alphonse Michaud; Athanasios 
Nicholas Pistolas to Arthur Pistolas; Hans Popp to Henry 
George Johansen; William Walentutuawicius to William 
Walent ; Sophie Walentutuawicius to Sophie Walent ; Philorum 



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Clarence Dubois to Clarence P. Woods; Joseph J. Sisko to 
Joseph William Sheska; Evelus Vasyabedient to Evelyn 
Varger ; Nicolaos G. Hondrogiannis to Nicholas J. Hondrogen ; 
Wilho Eineri Beders to William Einar Bedders; Solomon 
Greenblatt, Jr. to Solomon Taube; Celina Marie L'ltalien to 
Celina Marie Majiiard; George Kostas to George Hajicostas; 
Boleslaw Robert Smietana to Robert Michael Krym; Elaine 
Arlene Delisle to Elaine Arlene Reardon; Alfred Liberty to 
Alfred Joseph Laliberte; Dimitrios Pleatsekas to James 
Pleatsikas; Haralambos Theodoropoulos to Harry George 
Theros ; Athanasios Theodoropoulos to Arthur George Theros ; 
David Sklarsk to David Sklar; Lucien Boudreault to Lucien 
Boudreault Pinet; Steven Z. Metrakas to Steven Metrakes 
Lester; Henry Clayton Stone to Henry Barclay Stone; Aleph 
Urville Yergeau to Paul Aleph Yergeau; Edward Noyes to 
Edward Francis Tierney; Wilfred Vernon Noyes to Wilfred 
Vernon Tierney; Mildred Noyes to Mildred Tierney; 
Apostolos Kokulis to Paul Kokulis ; Muriel C. Noyes to Muriel 
C. Tierney; George Wilfred Lexner to Wilford MacKenzie 
Martin; Cournelious Winters to John Reed; William Deeb to 
William Debb Nicholas; John Degasis to Bolic Alexander 
Degasis; Vytautas Boleslovas Aukstulevicius to Vit Thomas 
Akstull; Leo Gilbert Lajoie to Gilbert Leo Dumas; Joseph 
John Ferrera to Joseph John Gilinsky; Shirley June Ferrera 
to Shirley June Gilinsky; Elefthareos John Folis to TuUy 
John Folis; Demetrios Gregoriou Karamitopoulos to James 
George Garros; Efstratios Hrisantheas alias Chrisantheas to 
Strates Christy; Michael Paskiwicz to Michael Paskevich; 
Harold Jackson French to Harold Jackson Fowle; Edmund 
Jozaitis to Edmund Jositas; Leo Edward Jozaitis to Leo 
Jositas; Koula Vassil Pachajakis to Kay Vassil; Madeline 
Pachajakis to Madeline Vassil; Doris Zeeler to Doris 
Marguerite Labounty; Ronald Sylvio Chommard to Ronald 
Slattery; Louis Kalmonowith to Louis Harold Camann; 
Sefania Raczki to Christine Raczki ; Adela Raczki to Dolores 
Raczki; Delzina Cordelia Soucy to Joyce Marie Soucy; Helen 
B. Lamontagne to Elaine B. Lamontagne; Lillian Der- 
Hovhanesian to Lillian Injian Derr; Avedis H. DerHovhane- 
sian to Avedis H. Derr; Joseph Achile Gourd to Joseph 
Archile Gould; Lucia B. Gourd to Lucia B. Gould; Leonora 
Goulson to Leonora Cousins; Lois Jacqueline Roux to Lois 
Jacqueline Heselton; Judith Sandra Roux to Judith Sandra 



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Heselton ; Morris Feuerstein to Morris Firestone ; Anthony J. 
A. Wolkowski to Anthony J. A. Wolkow ; Demetrios Papana- 
stasiou to James Pappas; David Solomon Casbe to David 
Solomon David; William McCarthy to William Francis 
Parker; Frank Lavigne to Frank Kruczek; Pearl J. Lucz- 
kewycz to Pearl J. Luckury; Mary A. C. Laflamme to Mary 
A. C. Fahey; Helen Goonan to Helen Connor; Joseph Elzear 
Dube to Leo Paul Dube; Willie Saxton to William Louis 
Saxton; Peter Spiretos to Peter Debelis; Leo Joseph Dufour 
to Leo Joseph Linehan; Adelard Guichard to Adelard 
Diehard ; Henry Raymond Walker to Henry Raymond Jordan ; 
Robert Hanson to Robert Hanson Moffitt; George Edward 
Popp to George Edward Johansen; Henry Mills to Henry 
Smith ; Joseph Wilfrid LaMarche to Alfred Joseph LaMarche ; 
Leon Gibson Roberts to Leon Gibson Phinney ; Thomas Alphee 
Dufour to Thomas Francis Linehan ; Joseph Edward Oliver to 
Joseph Edward Morin; Ovide Petit to Ovide Petit Mitchell; 
Paraska Luczkiewicz to Pearl J. Luckury. 

Changed by Adoption. Norah Jean Cutts to Jean Nora 
Stimson ; Frances Agnes Bailey to Donna Mae Kirsch ; Esther 
Marie Charpentier to Constance Maria Colasacco ; Baby 
Knowles to Stephen Franklin Flanders; Mary Louise Travers 
to Judith Alice Willard; Paul Ernest Marquis to Ernest 
Joseph Barbeau ; Richard Joseph Michaud to Wilfred Paul 
Lachance; Baby Ronan to Kathleen Estelle Young; Rita 
Jutras to Rita Gelinas; Claire Jutras to Claire Gelinas; 
Madeleine Roberge to Madeline Theresa Bouchard; Mary 
Jane Hilson to Mary Jane Dastous; Baby Mickielevich to Jay 
Kendall Nichols ; Ruth Athelia Wilson to Ruth Athelia Towle ; 
Edna J. S. Dana to Edna J. Riddel ; Louis J. Smith to Louis J. 
Marshall; Robert Joseph Richard to Robert Joseph St. Cyr; 
Baby Dion to Berthel Frederick Johnson, Jr. ; Dorothy Mary 
Joyal to Nancy Ann Gatto; Marie Houle to Marie Marceau; 
Bernard Richard Watkins to Normand Paul Gosseline; 
Pauline Atkins to Pauline Mae Foster; Jeannette Naomi 
Carter to Jeannette Naomi LeClaire; Edwin Clayton 
Partridge to Jon Edwin Nichols; Margaret Elizabeth Foster 
to Margaret Elizabeth Knowles; Arthur Richard O'Hare to 
Arthur Richard Stockley ; George Henry Clermont to George 
Henry Bourque; David Osmer to James David Wheeler; 
Richard Earl LaBranche to George Richard Earl Dubois; 
Female Infant to Beverly Ann Grigas; Paul Quinn to Paul 



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Reilly; Marie Jeannette Fortin to Marie Jeannette Lamoit- 
tagne; Pauline Alice Fortin to Pauline Alice Lamontagne; 
Alfred Keneth Scofield to Alfred Keneth Barbour; Russell L. 
Lilly to Russell L. Sylvester; Edward Ronaldo Thayer to 
David Allan Bruce; Charles William Savage also known as 
Charles William Murphy to Charles William Margaritis; 
Robert Lionel Blanchette to Robert Lionel Rivard; Russell 
Keefe to Russell Lucier; Rita Clouette Beaudette to Rita 
Regina Roux; Georges Robert Desrosiers to Georges Robert 
LaFleur; Jean Rose Marchetti to Jean Rose Krzyzanowski ; 
Arthur Armand Cardin to Arthur Durling Corliss; Robert 
Drolet also known as Robert Tardiff and Robert Robidas to 
Robert Tardiff; Margaret Elizabeth Johnson to Margaret 
Elizabeth Chipman; Nancy Theresa Marchion to Jacqueline 
Obin; James Stewart Murphy to Donald Stuart Arthur La- 
Tourette; Robert Eugene Taboske to Robert Eugene Taboske 
Fallgren; Thomas Wayne Worthley to Wayne Thomas Ring; 
Baby Bellinger to Diane Elizabeth Steady; James H. 
Demanche also known as James H. Grover to James Lizotte; 
Henry Lachance to Henry Bilodeau; Barbara June Kelley to 
Barbara June Morse; Robert Andrew Lariviere to Robert 
Andrew Lupien; Joseph Nalette to John Joseph Mayhew; 
Baby Puras to Sheila Jane Brown; Robert Francis Schmidt- 
chen to Robert Francis Rogier; Lionel Routhier to Lionel 
Simard; Everett Campbell to David Francis Totte; Ai'thur 
Joseph Russell to Arthur Joseph Russell Boisseau; Gail 
Frances Cochran to Elizabeth Cochran Knudsen; Pierrette 
Jacqueline Gingras to Pierrette Jacqueline St. Pierre; Baby 
Bocon to Joan Marcelia Tracy; William Pickett to William 
Briand; Norman Joseph Morrissette to Norman Joseph 
Curran ; Cleo Alberta Raza to Cleo Alberta Davis ; Irene Delsie 
Raza to Irene Delsie Davis; Eveline May Nelson to Evelyn 
Mae Davis; Robert Valley to Robert Fisher; Ernest Hubert 
Brodeur to Ernest Hubert Chaput; Marie Claire Brodeur to 
Marie Claire Soucy; Elaine Rose Normandeau to Elaine Rose 
Paradis; Louise Mae Allen to Louise Mae Claveau; Marie 
Alice Lorraine Janice McDonald to Marie Lorraine Janice 
Page; Dolores Agnes Lavallee to Dolores Agnes Roy; Roland 
Henri Soucy to Roland Henri Pelletier; Freda Nason to Freda 
Claveau; Francis Edgar LePage to Francis Edgar Small; 
Baby Hurd to Richard Terry Swenson; David O'Brien to 
David J. Fox; Robert Aurelian Grenier to Robert Aurelian 



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Beaudin; Barbara Ann Dyer to Barbara Ann Fowle; Rocky 
Edward Thompson to Robert Bruce McClarty ; Doris Levesque 
to Doris Pelletier; Lucille Laliberte to Lucille LaJoie; Roger 
Laliberte to Roger LaJoie; Walter Dyrkacz, Jr. to Walter 
Zinis; Carol Ann McDonald to Carol Anne Fitzpatrick; Baby 
Goss to Edmund Irving Elgart; Raymond Edward Lawrence 
to Raymond Edward Kecy; Baby Croteau to Florence June 
LeMay ; Lucie Courteau to Louise Rheault ; Barbara Ann Grew 
to Barbara Ann Connor; Baby Leclerc to Raymond Edward 
Penn, Jr.; Mary Theresa Sievers to Mary Theresa Denon- 
cour; Catherine May Benson to Frances Catherine Hayden; 
Robert Francis St. Hilaire to Robert Francis Schambier; 
Emile L. Corriveau to Emile L. Arguin; Yolande Carmene 
Corriveau to Yolande Carmene Ai'guin; Gerard Arthur Corri- 
veau to Gerard Arthur Arguin ; Wesley James Cote to Wesley 
James Greeley ; Elizabeth Ann Signor to Elizabeth Ann Moses ; 
Mildred Gardner to Ruth Hildred Martin; Ronald Elliott to 
Ronald Elliott Bellemare; Baby Bernard to Patricia Alice 
Thompson; Shirley Ann Stevens to Marjorie Ann Thurlow; 
Esther Arlene Delisle to Esther Beatrice Luce; Joyce Eleanor 
Miller to Joyce Eleanor Bailey; Baby Otis to Tanya Lyn 
Spiracos; David Verne Rich to David Verne Letendre; 
Mariette Paris to Mariette Dignard; Mary Rita Gill to Rita 
Goudreau; Claudia Ann Piotrowski to Claudia Ann Smas; 
Judith Catherine Piotrowski to Judith Catherine Smas ; Phyllis 
Donahue to Phyllis Brown; Robert Duane Harrell to Robert 
Duane Buchanan; Harold Paine to Clayton Milton Hall; Joyce 
Ellen Grant to Marjorie Ann Kay; Starr Joan Ann Salter to 
Evelyn Rosamond Webb; Clifford Arthur Gates to Henry 
Arthur Osborne; John Manoleros to John Wardner; Ronald 
Leo Levesque Renaud to Ronald Leo Roy; Mary Claire 
Simoneau to Mary Claire Ring; Henry Desilets to Hemi 
Charles Gagne; Robert Charles Ziemba to Robert Charles 
Schlottmann; Betty Lou Beaudoin to Therese Yvonne 
Beaudoin; Raymond Joseph Pepin to Raymond Joseph Cote; 
Richard Ellmore Warren to Richard Taylor Murphy; Rita 
Marguerite Smith to Rita Marguerite Levesque; Robert 
Cadieux to Robert Ronald Bernard; Richard Lloyd Durant to 
Richard Lloyd Coady ; Charles Bradley Stearns to John Perley 
McGrath; Robert Wayne Breton to Robert Wayne Grant; 
Robert Wilfred Vanasse to Robert Wilfred Martineau; Carol 
Ann Gilbert to Carol Ann Nerbonne; Lois Clorine Stevens to 



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Lois Clorine Nelson; Gene Wheeler to Richard Redmon 
Russell; Nicholas Coronis to Nicholas Edward Warring; 
Homer Theodore Worcester to Homer Theodore Ford; June 
Elaine Worcester to June Elaine Ford; Paul Carey to Stephen 
Blaisdell Norwood ; Andre Duplessis to Kenneth Arnold Boone ; 
Renie Rochf ort to Raymond St. Jean ; Beverly Waillancourt to 
Nancy Plante; Frank Thomas Moody also known as Thomas 
Rosewell Moody to Frank Thomas Wells ; Sylvia Belle Clifford 
to Sylvia Belle Blaisdell. 

Cheshire County — Cynthia Townsend to Patricia Mae 
Gauthier; Audrey Helen Caron to Audrey Helen Oksanen; 
Francis C. Wilder to Frank C. Parker ; Hendra Prita Hendrick- 
son to Helen Prita Holt ; Patricia Ann Wilber to Patricia Ann 
Bloom; Gordon A. Courure to Gordon Albert Neaves; Bonar 
L. Erickson to Bonar Lee Koski ; Verna M. Knox to Gertrude 
Louise Knox; Lawrence La Wayne Wilder to Lawrence Le- 
Wayne Pratt; Beverly J. Hubbard to Sandra Jane Hubbard; 
Arthur Cyr to Barry Gorges Pearson; John Dana Redington 
to John Skinner Redington; John E. Tillman to John E. Pratt; 
Donna Marie Pateneaude to Donna Marie Lindsay; Guerino 
Didomenico to William Dedo; Alfred Edmund Scott to Alfred 
Edmund Dingman; Bradley C. La Valley to Bradley Chester 
Pratt; Gordon F. Lapierre to Gordon Francis Spinelli; Ruth 
Anna Lapierre to Ruth Anna Spinelli; Joan Shover to Mary 
Elizabeth Bush way; George Michael Tellia to George Michael 
Tellier; Donald V. Record to Donald Record Inglis; William 
Francis Dupree to William Francis Dupree ; Sterling R. Valley 
to Gary Robert Green ; Constantine Zahos to Charles E. Zahos ; 
James H. Pelkey to James H. Graves; Alfred Papineau to 
Alfred John Harper; John R. Joudrey to John Robert Oman; 
Elaine Wood to Elaine Winn; Leda Bergeron Ladam to Leda C. 
Bergeron; Walter C. Abrahamson to Walter C. Hanson; 
George E. Williams to George E. Nason ; Lee B. Dow to Leigh 
Burton Dow; Louis Laware to Louis Whitcomb; Raymond N. 
Huse to Raymond Neal Wheeler; Damon W. Stevens to 
Damon W. Stendor; Bette A. Barrett to Betta A. Grouse; 
Elizabeth A. Perrault to Elizabeth Ann Handy; Everett H. 
Littlefield to Everett Henry Chaplin; Guy Dunn to Charles 
Ernest McCray ; Joan Ann Lecuyer to Joan Ann Stone ; Charles 
Arthur Nicolas to John Arthur Nicholas ; Loretta L Blanchard 
to Loretta L McRae; Marjorie Nelson Thompson to Marjorie 
Ann Nelson ; Romeo Frederick King to Robert Frederick Clay ; 



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Cecil Winfred Barrett to Cecil Winfred Wilson; Michael Person 
to Michael Johnson ; Beatrice Ann Patenaude to Beatrice Ann 
Lepitre; Ronald Girard Betz to Ronald Girard Doyle; Carol 
Betz to Carol Doyle; Daniel E. Betz to Daniel E. Doyle; 
Eleanor V. Betz to Eleanor V. Doyle; William H. Betz to 
William H. Doyle; Mary B. Merry to Ruth Boyea Merry; 
Chester Keniskman to Chester F. Kingsman; Eleanor Ger- 
trude Moynahan to Eleanor Gertrude Joyce; Norris E. J. 
Moynahan to Norris E. J, Joyce; Durward Laware to 
Durward Charles Whitcomb; Richard M. Letourneau to 
Richard Oliver Duval; Baby Boy Andrews to Donald Merle 
Prevost; Kenneth P. Desrochers, adopted, no change; Ger- 
aldine Ruth Parks to Patricia Margaret Calef ; Ruth K. Bab- 
kirk to Ruth K. Babcock; William W. Babcock to James 
William Babcock; Harold Francis Martin to Harold Francis 
Henchey ; Cynthia Jane Turner to Cynthia Jane Kathan ; Carl 
V. Belluscio to John Carl Belluscio; Josef Krystopowicz to 
Joseph Kristof ; Anne Krystopowicz to Anne Kristof ; Francis 
Krystopowicz to Francis Kristof; Harold J. Lang to Jeffrey 
Russell Cleary; Gerald A. Nallett to Gerald Alfred Bussiere; 
Eleanor Taylor to Eleanor Taylor Mason ; Carl Hanson to Carl 
Robert Fairbanks; Sergius Polewik to Frank Kay; Alfred L. 
Castor to Alfred L. Castaw; June Beverly Stone to June 
Beverly Brown; John J. Matthews to John Roger Matthews; 
Reginald A. Davis to Reginald Arthur Karr ; Shirley M. Davis 
to Shirley May Karr; Lawrence R. Pinney to Lawrence Ray 
Burnham; Thomas J. Bergeron to Gerard Joseph Arseneault; 
Richard A. Clarke to Richard A. Grossman; Claire Mary La- 
Coille to Elaine Mary LaCoille ; Albert Frank Thayer to Albert 
Frank Bailey; Pauline L. Corey to Pauline Louise Caron; 
William J. Minor to William Joseph Ford; Donald* W. Chase 
to Donald William Ball; Melvin S. Bushia to Melvin S. Bushey; 
James A. Griswold to James Albert Ingalls ; Albert Tolman to 
Odella Tolman; Mike WilHam Zmaskie to Michael William 
Zeminsky; Melvina Pellerin to Eleanor Lavina Pellerin; Fran- 
cis Driscoll to Francis DeMars; Josephine Katherine Black to 
Josephine Katherine Bogumiloff ; Harold V. Lambert to Verne 
Harold Lambert; Marie M. King to Margaret Evelyn King; 
Leslie L. Robbins, Jr. to Leslie Robert Robertson ; Norman R. 
LeBracque to Norman R. Weeks. 

Sullivan County — Kathleen Holbritter to Joan Gladys 
Spooner; John Richard Ihalainen to John Richard Hallin; 



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Sandra Jean Howard to Sandra Jean Posey; Wesley Gardner 
Brailey to Charles Gilbert Brailey ; Leslie Gilbert Odell to Leslie 
Gilbert Lewis; Dana Guy Boisoneau to Dana Guy Herbert; 
Ephraim Russell to Jack Harding; Austin Robert Carr to 
Austin Robert Waters; Doris Louise Archambault to Doris 
Louise Lepicier; Charles W. LaPierre to Fred Davis Barnes; 
Sylvia May Carley to Sylvia May Hatch ; Theodore E. Vickarey 
to Theodore E. Smith; Abe Bennes Hirsch to Benjamin Abe 
Hirsch; Shirley Evelyn Green to Shirley Evelyn Noakes; 
Oscar Arthur LaPlante to Harry Oscar LaPlante; Joanne 
Carole Williams to Joanne Carole Page; Joy Ann Ducharme 
to Joy Ann Jenkins; Marjorie Marie York to Marjorie Marie 
Stevens; Elsie May Thurber to Elsie May Barton; Arthur J. 
Parizo to Arthur J, Pariseau; John Kazanowich to John 
Kowzan; Clarence 0. LeBlanc to Clarence LeBlanc Paulette; 
Ernest A. LeBlanc to Ernest LeBlanc Paulette; Harlan Ernest 
Ryan to John Henry Lunderville ; Robert Cote to Robert Lane ; 
Glenn Foster Grimes to Glenn Foster Niles; Matti Kanko- 
lander to Matti Starr; Pauline Pearl Duguie to Pauline Pearl 
Abare; Archie Richard Whittemore to Archie Richard Cox; 
Onni Ernest Pesola to Ernest Onni Pesola; Daniel Courta- 
marthe or Daniel Courtemanche to Daniel Philippe Palmer; 
Gladys Ruth Moran to Ruth Merle Edminster; Kenneth 
Fontaine Goodrow to Kenneth Joseph Fontaine; George 
Davidson to George Raymond LaTuHppe; Joseph Armand 
Boisvert to Joseph Armand Greenwood; Rolland F. Burch to 
Roland F. Pratt; Helen Estella Oikari to Helen Estella 
Hendrickson; Amos E. Provencal to Amos E. Russell; Omer 
M. Provencal to Omer M. Russell; Oney Z. Provencal to Oney 
Z. Russell; Reita D. Provencal to Reita D. Russell; Roberta L. 
Provencal to Roberta L. Russell; Lucille Josephine Welch to 
Lucille Mary Normandin ; Marie Virginia (Herbert) Hansen to 
Ada Virginia Hansen. 

Grafton County — John Henry Abbott to Howard Davis 
Bennett, Jr. ; Leon Ammel to Leon La ware ; Meredith Una 
Avery to Meredith Mary Elaine Demers ; David Applebaum to 
David Appleton ; Margaret Boss to Margaret Holinbrook ; Alan 
Frederick Brooks to Alan Frederick Elwood; Lynne Alfreda 
Belleau to Linda Spafford; Helmut Hans Bielschowsky to 
John Hans Biel; Daniel A. Carlin to Daniel Andrew Stevens; 
Arthur Sherman Chase to Arthur Sherman Muchmore; Ethel 
E. Dow to Ethel E. Downing; Beverly Ann Eastman to 



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Beverly Ann Lanning; Richard Oliver Elliott to Richard 
Oliver Prescott; John Galloway to Lawrence John Gazley; 
James Henry Godin to Richard James Fields; Ruth Marion 
Gravett to Ruth Marion Wright; James Francis Guay to 
Stephen Josselyn Young; Ralph Johnston Gordon to Ralph 
Johnston Beaman; Arthur Harlow to Kenneth Hugh Sensinig; 
Mary Ellen Hoyt to Frances Ellen Cobb; Albert Helm to 
Albert Helm Meyers ; Theodore F. P. Mooney to Theodore F. 
P. Mooney; Joseph Raymond Ordway to Raymond J. Kelly; 
Irving Leo Plant to Leo Ernest LeClerc; Christie E. Parker to 
Christine E. Parker; Teresa Emily Revoir to Teresa Emily 
Glode; Bruce Robert Sanborn to Robert Bruce Folsom; 
Gabrielle Silverman to Michelle Silverman ; Clifton Whitney to 
Clifton Barden ; Boyd Kenneth Conery to Boyd Elmer Leavitt ; 
Alma Bertha Conery to Marian Smith Robbins; Dudley E. 
Corey to Dudley K. Russ ; Evelyn A. Corey to Evelyn A. Russ : 
Marilyn Phyllis Corey to Marilyn Phyllis Russ; Brenda 
Louise Dicey to Ruth Marie Sharp; Donald Bruce Doyle to 
Donald Bruce Blake; Marion Norma Flagg to Marion Norma 
Clark; Roy Hutchins to Roy Nelson Andrews; John Joseph 
Hill to Warren Ivings Garland; Frederick David Haughn to 
Dale Frederick Keniston ; Richard Ward King to Donald Ward 
King; Foster Lowell to Foster George Cook; Leonard Lemay 
to Leonard Prech; Richard Talbot Lariviere to Richard 
Charles Bisson; Patricia M. La Voice to Patricia M. Young; 
Arthur Andrew Macropal to Andrew Arthur Bullard; Edna 
Jean Newell to Edna Jean Berry ; Jean Nelson to Martha Gale 
Chamberlin; Wanda Isabelle Peckham to Alice Loraine 
Merchant; Donald L. Patenaude to Robert Leo Patenaude; 
Roland Ralph Romprey to Roland Ralph McNeil ; Ross E. Sylce 
to Ross Earl Seace; Pauline Mae Shields to Pauline Mae Bois- 
vert ; Nancy Rae Sleeper to Nancy Rae Woodward ; James Earl 
Santy to James Earl Kinne; Wanda Lee Schofield to Wanda 
Lee Sanborn; Ratha Roy Tobine, Jr. to Alfred Pillsbury; 
Robert Saville Varney to Robert Jackson Varney; George D. 
Wood to Donald Hazen Woodward; Elizabeth H. White to 
Elizabeth Jane Healy; Baby Willson to John Neale Richard- 
son. 

Coos County — Alfred N. Rainville to George A. Rainville; 
Donald Murry Sandelin to Donald Murry Jordan; James B 
Pearlstein to James Clark Burrill; Marion Peterson Monahan 



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to Marion Peterson; Robert Stiles to Robert Baird; David 
Lionel St. Georges Montambeault to Lionel David Tardiff; 
Alice Hissen to Alice Jassop; Nazreea Hassan to Isadora 
Jassop; Theresa Haisen to Theresa Jassop; Donald Leslie 
Hawes to Donald Leslie Fogg; Norma E. French to Norma E. 
Barnes; Joseph Octave Anthanase Cloutier to Arthur Joseph 
Couture; Jeanette Mary Long to Jeanette Mary Nadeau. 

Changed by Adoption : Lillian Mary Napert to Lillian Mary 
Garon; Norman Majorique Doyon to Norman Majorique 
Baker; Priscilla Azilda Doyon to Priscilla A. Baker; Betsy 
Ann York to Betsy Ann Steinbruch; George T. Lindgren to 
Alan Leason Martin; Edith Margaret Timmony to Margaret 
T. McLaughlin; Edward Littlehale to Willard Elwood 
Cameron; James Littlehale to James Howard Cameron; 
Ronald David Thurlow to Ronald David Buckley; Edwin Lee 
McKeage to Edwin George Hapgood ; Richard Brian Jodrie to 
Arthur Irving Webber, Jr. ; Gracia Bedard to Gracia Lemieux ; 
Stephen Eugene Rowell to Stephen Eugene Hickey; "Infant" 
Dresser to Judy May Burbank; Valerie Annette Ridgewell to 
Valerie Annette Leighton ; Sandra Fay Johnson to Sandra Fay 
Keating; Stanley Chapley to Stanley Pettingill; Pauline Hazel 
Chapley to Pauline Hazel Pettingill; Philip Arthur Morse to 
Donald Silas Miner; Marie Ann Baron to Mary Ann Veilleux; 
Paul Vincent Alphonse Breton to Paul Vincent Alphonse 
McCready ; Minnie Helen Hart to Minnie Helen Martel ; Henry 
George Leighton Couturier to Henry George Daniels; Roy 
Spreadbury to Guy Maure; Linda Gail Hicks to Linda Gail 
Nourse ; Mary Elizabeth Shores to Mary Belle Knapp ; Roberta 
Bennett to Sandra Jean Burgoyne; Leonard Lincoln Diselets 
to Leonard Lincoln Lowe; Beverly Fern Wheeler to Beverly 
Fern Young; Edward Pearl Wheeler to Edward Pearl Young; 
Sandra Rae Blodgett to Sandra Rae Dumas; Francis R. 
Stevens to Francis Ricker; Ernestine Wheeler to Ernestine 
Jennie Clogston. 

From January, 1941, to January, 1943, the registers of 
probate returned to the secretary of state the following 
changes of names made by the superior court in divorce 
proceedings : 

Rockingham County — Anne E. Hamilton to Anne Eliza- 
beth Skelly; Dorothy S. Heger to Dorothy M. Shaw; Julia S. 
Lynch to Julia S. Danley; Phyllis Mabel Meloon to Phyllis 



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Mabel Trefethen; Edith M. Mosher to Edith M. Rowe; 
Antoinette A. Stevens to Antoinette Gendron; Mary A. 
Trafton to Mary A. Fudge; Nellie B. Bower to Nellie B. 
Purdy; Vivien G. Broes to Vivian G. Howard; Margaret J. 
Craft to Margaret Johnson; Emily Florence Dambrino to 
Emily Florence Wilson; Maude D. Fogg to Maude D. Moulton; 
Caroline G. Fowler to Caroline E. Gynan; Concetta Marie 
Guarino to Concetta Marie Rando; Gertrude C. Knowles to 
Gertrude C. Eaton; Evelyn Pennewaert to Evelyn Johnson; 
Jennie C. Scamporino to Jennie Colombo; Christine Soteros 
Syrios to Christine Soteros; Ethel M. White to Ethel M. 
Burley; Elisabeth Verna Williamson to Elisabeth Verna 
Tierny; Christine P. Nelson to Christine Harriet Phelps; 
Virginia C. Sebastian Long to Virginia C. Sebastian (Annul- 
ment) ; Beulah Moore to Beulah Marsh ; Phyllis Madeline 
Marks to Phyllis Madeline Webb; Ella T. Loughlin to Ella T. 
McKinnon; Marjorie Leah Popoff to Marjorie Leah Brayton; 
Dorothy C. Hall to Dorothy Catherine Ballou; Pauline Hear- 
rin to Pauline Paul; Mae J. Shapleigh to Mae J. Armstrong; 
Thelma F. Jackson to Thelma B. Florence ; Shirley C. Churchill 
to Shirley C. Blake; Harriet R. Phillips to Harriet R. Little- 
field; Dorothy Grace Ogden to Dorothy Grace Holt; Julia E. 
St. John to Julia E. Moody; Mary Ethel Sullos to Mary Ethel 
Merrill ; Jane Bukata Dixon to Jane Bukata ; Barbara Frances 
Fickett to Barbara Frances Stubbs; Pauline T. Gilchrest to 
Pauline Thelma Graham; Ruth Olive Jestings to Ruth Olive 
Stacey; Gertrude Lee Montanye to Gertrude Lee Belmont; 
Beatrice H. Scarborough to Beatrice Elizabeth Hartford; 
Edith C. Stevens to Edith Cummings Mellen. 

Strafford County: Alice E. Johnson to Alice E. Staples; 
June M. Merrill to June M. Nichols; Lucy Marie McElroy to 
Lucy Marie Bureau ; Madelene A. Woods to Madelene A. Copp ; 
Doris MJ Tebbetts to Doris MJ Lacasse; Jean Beaudette to 
Jean Nevers; Helen Susan Tinker to Helen Susan Caswell; 
Olive Ruth Lenfest to Olive Ruth Porter; Alberta G. Hinson 
to Alberta G. Labbe; Minnie A. Currier to Minnie A. Hamel; 
Lena F. Moreau to Lena F. Ellis; Annie Mae Gibbs Chasse to 
Annie Mae Gibbs; Ruth E. Lewis Bowman to Ruth E. Lewis; 
Effie E. Dwire to Effie E. White; Barbara E. Wiggin to 
Barbara E. James; Elmina Pastene to Elmina Begin; Muriel 
L. Munsey to Muriel L. Turner; Aimee H. Knight to Aimee H. 



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Robertson; Marjorie Lucille Grenier to Marjorie Lucille 
Burrows; Evelyn B. McKenna to Evelyn Bourdage; Frieda 
lona Demers to Frieda lona Dwyer; Mary Pauline Drapeau to 
Mary Pauline Stevens; Eleanor F. Sylvester to Eleanor F. 
Masury; Lillian A. Trott to Lillian A. Norton; Lorraine A. 
Bridges to Lorraine A. Casey. 

The following names were changed at the time of naturali- 
zation : Marie Rachel Elyzabeth Garneau to Rachel Elyzabeth 
Garneau; Michael Paul Gecim (Hashem) to Michael Paul 
Hashem; Florida Mary Kennedy to Freda Mary Kennedy; 
Maroudio Goumalatsos to Mary Goumalatsos; Saleh Faris 
Mourad to Samuel Faris Mourad; Raglan Augustus Shatford 
to Raymond Augustus Shatford; Florian Swensiski to 
Lawrence Swensiski; Christos Aggelon to Christ Angelos; 
Argero Roditis to Sylvia Rodis; Hilmi Esmail to Helme 
Esmail; Ernest Norman Fitzgerald to Ernest Norman; Stav- 
roula Athanasiou to Stella Athanasiou; Albertine Orpha 
Croteau to Eva Albertine Croteau; Jeannette Marie Berthe 
Dutilly to Jeannette Dutilly. 

Belknap County — Alice Mae Prince to Alice Mae Pea- 
body ; Cora J. Higgins to Cora J. Bracy ; Dorothy Mae Norton 
to Dorothy Mae Ainsworth; Velma M. Audet to Velma M. 
Teft; Jessie Frances Ness to Jessie Frances Burley; Ida 
Bernice Stone to Ida Bernice Rollins; Mabel C. O'Shea to 
Mabel C. Wilkins; Elizabeth Malouin to Elizabeth Wakefield; 
Vernila Louise DeMar to Vernila Louise Merchant; Elizabeth 
E. Daigneau to Elizabeth E. Greene; Marion P. Baker to 
Marion Phelps ; Valena Nadeau to Valena Babineau ; Marie M. 
Trudeau to Mary M. Lapitre; Charlotte Adelaide Jefferson to 
Charlotte Adelaide Whittpenn; Clara Bunnell Howser to 
Clara Bunnell Gulley; Orellie E. Marston to Orellie E. 
McWilliams. 

Carroll County — Margaret Blackwood to Margaret Cur- 
tin ; Bessie H. Herbert to Bessie H. Kimball ; Grace H. Conliff 
to Grace H. Floyd; Eva D. Demeritt to Eva Ethel Emerson; 
Helen M. Brown to Helen M. Runnels ; Bernice Mills Nickerson 
to Bernice Mills. 

Merrimack County — Mildred V. Rogers to Mildred V. 
Haney; Clara Lucier to Clara Wing; Ora Temple to Ora 
Langevin ; Ruby L. Colburn to Ruby L. Virgin ; Lucy T. Boulay 
to Lucy Ann Tsaridis ; Myrtol M. Trainor to Myrtol M. Chap- 



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man ; Esther Aurora Colby to Esther Aurora Paveglio ; Marie 
Thompson Stimmell to Marie G. Thompson; Pauline M. Hoit 
to Pauline M. Swain ; Pauline P. Roberts to Pauline P. Leavitt ; 
Geneva F. Lodge to Geneva Grace Fisher ; Helen H. Kropp to 
Helen H. Goldman; Laura Gaynor to Laura Presby; Evelyn 
L. Anstett to Evelyn L. Cross ; Harriett A. Sanders to Harriett 
Isabella Albee ; Erdine M. Blais to Erdine Marguerite Kimball ; 
Olga C. Rines to Olga C. Quintiliani; Florence L. Tucker to 
Florence L. Gerald; Louise L. Weatherbee to Louise E. 
Leonard; Evelyn A. Cilley to Evelyn A. McGown; Dorothy P. 
Hassett to Dorothy Jardine Perkins; Hazel Evonne SanSouci 
to Hazel Provencher; Mae Mansfield Noyes to Mae Louise 
Mansfield ; Helen M. Morris to Helen Mary Johnson, 

Hillsborough County — Elizabeth V. Wilson to Elizabeth 
V. McHugh; Jeanette E. Aman to Jeanette E. Reimer; Orpha 
Gregoire to Orpha Beland; Philomene Daneault to Philomene 
Rancourt; Eva W. Holmes to Eva W. Bemis; June Irene 
Greeley to June Irene Rich ; Barbara Anne Connors to Barbara 
Anne Dane; Violete R. Watkins to Violete Renaud; Doris 
Clark to Doris Anderson ; Thelma G. Frear to Thelma C. Good- 
win; Sylvia Arline York to Sylvia Arline Heino; Doris M. 
Ciechon to Doris Morrell; Ollie LeRoy Young to Ollie LeRoy 
Camp; Frances K. Berry to Frances Gile Kilton; Phyllis L. 
Philbrook to Phyllis L. Slate; Marjorie D. Ziarko to Marjorie 
D. Glover; Mary E. Sullivan to Mary E. Reilly; Ruth T. Angus 
to Ruth T. Estes; Cynthia E. Clifford to Cynthia Erskine; 
Mildred Ferguson to Mildred Felch; Natalie Donahue to 
Natalie Williams; Bertha H. Shedd to Bertha May 
Hilchey; Mildred Bonney to Mildred A. Walker; Thelma Le- 
Blanc to Thelma Gertrude Dickie; Anna Stanczak to Anna 
Palenska; Fannie Hilton to Fannie Mason; Emilienne Carrier 
to Emilienne Rouleau; Mary Louise Paquette to Mary Louise 
Houle; Mikalina B. McCarthy to Mikalina Balkus; 
Helena A. Riel to Helena Alice Parkhurst ; Lucille Tassinari 
to Lucille Beland; Corine M. Savageau to Corine M. 
Stuart; Hermina Dostie to Hermina Beaulac; Stella D. Guz- 
man to Stella Delia Royer; Violet Blakelej^ to Violet Cousins; 
Elsie Sharby to Elsie Yeaton; Gladys S. Cushman to Gladys 
Stiles; Ollie Nowakowski to Ollie Wix; Edith B. DesRochers 
to Edith B. Bellefleur; Alice LaFrance Woods to Alice 
LaFrance; Charlotte Avery to Charlotte Lavigne; Viola B, 
Dugas to Viola B. Davis; Cecile Fortier to Cecile Demeule; 



394 Chapter 243 [1943 

Stella P. Tucker to Stella Polar; May Fober to May DeWaele; 
Rose Tambakiss to Rose Bienvenue; Verretta Ouellette to 
Verretta Austin; Laurette Carelli to Laurette LeComte; 
Roberta Cell to Roberta Morrill; Margaret E. Eastman to 
Margaret Emerson; Nathalia Turcotte to Nathalia Gagnon; 
Yvonne Carette to Yvonne Letourneau; Sabra Ellen Murray 
to Sabra Ellen Weatherbee; Fannie K. Baraby to Fannie K. 
Axton; Mary Blekitis to Mary Mozitis; Edith J. Abbott to 
Edith J. Hanley ; Addie D. Kimball to Addie M. Dalton. 

Cheshire County — Doris Forsyth to Doris Luce ; Josephine 
Couillard to Josephine Stevens; Sarah Callahan to Sarah 
Northrup; Catherine Eleanor Cheney to Catherine Eleanor 
Fowler; Mary Rose Carey to Mary Rose Pollard; Nellie 
Gertrude Hale to Nellie Gertrude Sawtell; Mildred R. Cross- 
man to Mildred Rose Curtis; Eulela Chesley Wallace Long- 
ever to Eulela Chesley Wallace; Evelyn Mary LaPlante King 
to Evelyn Mary LaPlante; Ida E. Barrett to Ida Augusta 
Edwards; Jessie C. Wilson to Jessie C. Schlichting; Thelma V. 
Bucheri to Thelma V. Leonard; Hope Armitage Williams to 
Hope Armitage; Mary M. Giguere to Mary Martina Weeks; 
Elsie Buckley to Elsie Rich Morris; Mildred MacCollom Alli- 
son to Mildred MacCollom Felix; Gladys A. Thompson to 
Gladys A. Denico ; Mary Rita Blair to Mary Rita Doyle ; Doris 
B. Gale to Doris M. Brazer; June W. Asbury to June A. 
Wetherbee; Rachel Victoria Vanni to Rachel Victoria Abare; 
Marion Loumina MacDonald to Marion Loumina Paradise; 
Vera Proctor Whitman to Vera Mae Proctor; Millicent A. 
Prevost to Millicent Alma Grossman; Virginia R. Parsons to 
Virginia Irene Richardson; Leona P. H. Davis to Leona P. 
Hastings. 

Sullivan County — Frances Dudley Taylor to Frances 
Dudley ; Donna W. Bean to Donna W. Small ; Mabel I. Case to 
Mabel L Simpson; Avis L. Winter to Avis L. Brown; Ruby O. 
Rowell to Ruby 0. Wilson; Martha I. Charles to Martha I. 
Clark; Elizabeth Plunkett to Elizabeth Jacobson; Elizabeth 
T. Chase to Elizabeth Thelma Martel ; Eda W. Williams to Eda 
W. Lindquist. 

Grafton County — Marion B. Bump to Marion B. Moulton ; 
Ruth Elizabeth Pappas to Ruth Elizabeth Griggs; Elizabeth 
G. Wright to Elizabeth G. George; Kaye Fales to Katherine 
Fifield; Violet E. Nelson to Violet E. Spence; Nina C. Coulter 



1943] Chapter 243 395 

to Nine C. Fellows; Marion L. Paquette to Marion L. Blodgett; 
Geanoula Mary Tkagut to Geanoula Mary Lougis. 

Coos County — Louise Knox to Louise Gale; Annette 
Couture DeChamplain to Annette Couture; Marion Pickford 
to Marion Ann Rowland ; Gertrude Pillsbury Dorr to Gertrude 
Clark Pillsbury; Winifred Temple Bouchard to Winifred 
Virginia Temple; Rita Pearl Nault to Rita Pearl Lacroix; 
Anastasia Radsky to Anastasia Sulloway; Leona Pearl Guil- 
mette to Leona Pearl Pelchat; Mabel Buoniconti to Mabel 
Blake; Auralie B. Lefebvre to Auralie Beatrice Glines; Elsie 
Diane Nevins Colman to Elsie Diane Nevins; Vivian R. Swift 
to Vivian Rosalie Bacon. 



PRIVATE ACTS 



CHAPTER 244. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POLICE FORCE IN THE CITY OF CONCORD. 

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

1. The City of Concord. Amend section 3 of chapter 304 
the Laws of 1935 by inserting after the word "designate" the- 
words, one and may designate two of the regular poHce as 
inspectors, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 3. Police Force. The permanent poHce force shall 
consist of a chief, a deputy chief, a captain and so many 
regular police and so many permanent reserve police as may 
from time to time be prescribed by the board of aldermen, who 
shall be appointed by the commissioners and who shall serve 
during good behavior and while competent to discharge the 
duties of the office ; and the commissioners shall designate one 
and may designate two of the regular police as inspectors, one 
and may designate two of the regular police as sergeants, and 
one of the permanent reserve police as captain of the reserve. 
The officers and members of the permanent police force in 
existence when this act takes effect shall continue to hold their 
respective offices, unless removed as hereinafter provided. All 
vacancies in the permanent police force shall be filled by the 
commissioners. 

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

[Approved January 21, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 245, 246, 247 397 

CHAPTER 245. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE NOVEMBER, 1942, ELECTION IN THE 
TOWN OF WILTON. 

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

1. Proceedings Legalized. The votes and proceedings at 
the biennial election of the town of Wilton, held on the third 
day of November, 1942, are hereby legalized, ratified and 
confirmed. 

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

[Approved January 28, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 246. 



AN ACT LEGALIZING THE BIENNIAL ELECTION, 1942, IN THE 
TOWN OP WARNER. 

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

1. Meeting Legalized. The votes and proceedings of the 
biennial meeting, held November 3, 1942, in the town of 
Warner are hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed. 

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

[Approved January 28, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 247. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE LITTLETON 

WATER WORKS. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hou^e of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Littleton Water Works. Amend chapter 255 of tlie 
Laws of 1903 by inserting after section 4 the following new 
section: Sect. 4-a. The board of commissioners shall hold a 
regular meeting once each month and may hold special 
meetings at any time when they deem it necessary or as may 
be requested by the superintendent. The members of said 



398 Chapters 248, 249 [1943 

board shall be paid the sum of eight dollars, each, for attend- 
ance at any regular or special meeting, provided that no 
member shall receive more than one hundred and fifty dollars 
in any one year. The per diem herein provided shall be in full 
compensation for all services performed by said commissioners. 
If any member of the board is absent for four consecutive 
regular meetings, without good cause shown, his office as such 
commissioner shall be declared vacant and the vacancy shall 
be filled by the selectmen, for the balance of the unexpired 
term, as original appointments are made. 

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

[Approved January 28, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 248. 



AN ACT LEGALIZING THE NOVEMBER, 1942, ELECTION IN THE 
TOWN OF NEW DURHAM. 

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

1. Proceedings Legalized. The votes and proceedings at 
the biennial election of the town of New Durham, held on the 
third day of November, 1942, are hereby legalized, ratified and 
confirmed. 

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

[Approved February 2, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 249. 



AN ACT LEGALIZING THE NOVEMBER, 1942, ELECTION IN THE 
TOWN OF MARLOW. 

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

1. Proceedings Legalized. The votes and proceedings at 
the biennial election of the town of Marlow held on the third 



1943] Chapters 250, 251 399 

day of November, 1942, are hereby legalized, ratified and 
confirmed. 

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

[Approved February 2, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 250. 



AN ACT LEGALIZING THE BIENNIAL ELECTION, 1942, IN THE 
TOWN OF GREENFIELD. 

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

1. Proceedings Legalized. The votes and proceedings at 
the biennial election of the town of Greenfield, held on the 
third day of November, 1942, are hereby legalized, ratified and 
confirmed. 

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

[Approved February 2, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 251. 



AN ACT LEGALIZING THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING IN THE TOWN 

OF WAKEFIELD. 

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

1. Proceedings Legalized. The votes and proceedings at 
the annual election in the town of Wakefield on the tenth day 
of March, 1942, are hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed. 

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

[Approved February 2, 1943.] 



400 Chapters 252, 253 [1943 

CHAPTER 252. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 3, 1942, IN 
THE TOWN OF GRAFTON. 

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

1. Proceedings Legalized. The votes and proceedings at 
the biennial election of the town of Grafton held on the third 
day of November, 1942, are hereby legalized, ratified and 
confirmed. 

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

[Approved February 2, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 253. 



AN ACT TO INCREASE THE POWERS OF STONELEIGH COLLEGE, A 
VOLUNTARY CORPORATION. 

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

1. Powers Increased. Stoneleigh College, a voluntary cor- 
poration formed under the provisions of chapter 223 of the 
Public Laws of New Hampshire, in the year one thousand nine 
hundred and thirty-four, and carrying on its activities in the 
town of Rye in the county of Rockingham, is hereby authorized 
and empowered in connection with such activities to confer 
upon the graduates of said college the degrees of associate in 
arts, associate in science and other degrees usually conferred 
by junior colleges. 

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

[Approved February 10, 1943.] 



1943] Chapter 254 401 

CHAPTER 254. 

AN ACT VALIDATING CERTAIN PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL 
TOWN MEETING IN THE TOWN OF CLAREMONT AND AUTHOR- 
IZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE E. CHARLES GOODWIN 
COMMUNITY CENTER. 

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 Claremont, March 
10, 1942, under articles 53 and 54 of the town warrant for said 
meeting, are hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed. 

2. Acceptance Authorized.* The town of Claremont is 
hereby authorized to accept from Mary A. Goodwin, as a gift, 
the land and buildings situate at 131 Broad Street in Clare- 
mont, New Hampshire, and the sum of twenty-five thousand 
dollars for the purpose of immediately remodelling, refinishing 
and refurnishing said buildings at 131 Broad Street, to be used 
as a community center for the town of Claremont, to be known 
as the E. Charles Goodwin Community Center, under the 
stipulations and conditions set forth in the resolution adopted 
by the town of Claremont at its annual town meeting held 
March 10, 1942, under article 53 of the town warrant for said 
meeting. 

3. Appropriation Authorized. The town of Claremont is 
authorized and empowered at each annual town meeting to 
make such annual appropriations as may be necessary for the 
town to comply with the stipulations and conditions as set 
forth in the resolution adopted under article 53 of the town 
warrant for the annual town meeting held March 10, 1942. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1943.] 



* See also chapter 270, post. 



402 Chapter 255 [1943 

CHAPTER 255. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ACCEPTANCE OF A LEGACY TO THE 
TOWN OF JAFFREY. 

Whereas the town of Jaffrey is the legatee under the 
residuary clause of the will of Alice W. Poole, which provides 
as follows: 

"Thirty-Seventh, All the rest, residue and remainder of my 
property and estate of every kind and wherever situated, I 
give, bequeath and devise to the Town of Jaffrey, as trustee, 
in trust, to hold, manage and invest the principal thereof and 
to pay the income thereof to a committee of five, the members 
of which shall be chosen annually, one to be named by the 
directors of the Monadnock National Bank, or its successors, 
two by the District Nurse Association and two by the East 
Congregational Church. Said committee shall expend said 
income in providing additional comforts for elderly people, 
children and the youth of the Town of Jaffrey, to take steps 
to promote the health of said community, to make loans to 
pupils to assist them in obtaining educations, it being my 
intention in particular to assist in promoting and improving 
the health and mental improvement of the youth of said Town 
and to aid the elderly residents thereof. In expending said 
fund it is my desire to vest in the committee a wide and 
inclusive discretion." 

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

1. Ratification of Acceptance of Legacy. The action of the 
town of Jaffrey taken at a special meeting held in said town on 
January 11, 1943, to accept the legacy under the terms of the 
residuary clause of the will of Alice W. Poole is hereby ratified 
and confirmed. 

2. Disposition of Fund. Said legacy shall be paid to the 
trustees of trust funds of said town of Jaffrey and held and 
invested by such trustees in accordance with the laws of this 
state and the income paid out by them as provided in said will. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 256, 257 403 

CHAPTER 256. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETINGS OF 1941 AND 
1942 IN THE TOWN OF EFFINGHAM. 

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

1. Proceedings Leg^alized. The votes and proceedings at 
the annual town meetings of the town of Effingham, held on 
the eleventh day of March, 1941 and the tenth day of March, 
1942, are hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 257. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WHITEFIELD TO ISSUE 
REFUNDING NOTES OR BONDS. 

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

1. Authorization. The town of Whitefield is hereby author- 
ized to issue its serial notes or bonds to an amount not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for the purpose of 
refunding outstanding indebtedness. Said serial notes or 
bonds shall be signed by the selectmen and countersigned by 
the treasurer. 

2. Application of General Laws. Except as otherwise 
provided in this act the provisions of chapter 72 of the Revised 
Laws shall apply to the serial notes or bonds herein authorized. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take eff'ect when its provi- 
sions shall have been approved by a majority of those present 
and voting at the regular or any special meeting of the legal 
voters of the town of Whitefield during the year 1943, the 
warrant for which shall contain an article calling for the 
consideration of such approval. 

[Approved February 16, 1943.] 



404 Chapters 258, 259 [1943 

CHAPTER 258. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE GOFFSTOWN VILLAGE FIRE PRECINCT 

CHARTER. 

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

1. Goffstown Village Fire Precinct. Amend section 4 of 
chapter 269 of the Laws of 1891 by striking out the same and 
inserting in place thereof the following: Sect. 4. Said precinct 
is also authorized and empowered to contract with individuals 
and corporations for supplying them with water, and to make 
such contracts, and to establish such regulations and tolls for 
the use of water, as may from time to time be deemed proper ; 
and for the more convenient management of said water-works, 
the said precinct shall place the same under a board *of five 
water commissioners. At the annual meeting of said precinct 
in 1943 there shall be elected one commissioner for a term of 
one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four 
years and one for five years, and thereafter at each annual 
meeting there shall be elected one commissioner for a term of 
five years. 

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

[Approved February 18, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 259. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM IN THE 
TOWN OF WOLFEBORO. 

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

1. The Town of Wolfeboro. Amend section 3 of chapter 
202 of the Laws of 1889, as amended by chapter 191, Laws of 
1891, chapter 251, Laws of 1903, chapter 190, Laws of 1905, 
chapter 286, Laws of 1935, and chapter 285, Laws of 1939, by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: Sect. 3. Said town is authorized and empowered 
to establish a sewer system in said town, to contract with 
individuals and corporations for supplying them with water 
or sewer privileges, and to make such contracts, and establish 



1943] Chapter 259 405 

such regulations and tolls for the use of water and use of sew- 
ers as may from time to time be deemed proper. The man- 
agement and control of said water and sewer system shall be 
vested in a board of water and sewer commissioners consisting 
of three citizens of Wolfeboro, one to be elected each year at 
the annual meeting. No such citizen shall hold office as such 
commissioner while holding office as selectman. The term of 
office of each commissioner shall be for three years and until 
his successor is elected and qualified. Any vacancy in said 
board shall be filled by the remaining members for the unex- 
pired term. In case of the vacancy in the entire membership 
of the board the moderator of the town shall fill said vacancies 
for the unexpired terms. Said board of water and sewer 
commissioners are hereby authorized and empowered to 
appoint and employ all necessary officers, agents and servants 
with such powers and duties as from time to time may be 
prescribed by said town. 

2. Borrowing Money. Amend section 4 of chapter 202 of 
the Law^s of 1889 by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: Sect. 4. Said town is also 
authorized, at any annual or special meeting, by a major vote 
of those present and voting, to borrow or hire such sum of 
money, on the credit of the town, as may from time to time be 
deemed advisable, for the purpose of defraying the expense of 
purchasing real estate, rights in real estate, water rights, 
streams, springs, pond, and rights as aforesaid, and for con- 
structing, maintaining, and operating a water works and sewer 
system, and to issue notes or bonds of the town therefor, pay- 
able at such times and at such rate of interest as may be 
thought proper. The water and sewer system of said town 
shall be maintained and operated as one system and tolls 
collected from either source may be used and expended for any 
part of said system. 

3. Present Commissioners. The water and sewer commis- 
sioners in office at the time this act takes effect shall continue 
in office for the duration of the terms for which they were 
elected and until their successors in office are elected and 
qualified. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1943.] 



406 CHAPTERS 260, 261 [1943 

CHAPTER 260. 

AN ACT TO DISSOLVE THE FRANKLIN & TILTON RAILROAD. 

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

1. Franklin & Tilton Railroad. The Franklin & Tilton 
Railroad, a corporation created under the provisions of chapter 
220 of the Laws of 1887 and chapter 206 of the Laws of 1889, 
is hereby dissolved. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 261. 



AN ACT RELATING TO LA CAISSE POPULAIRE STE-MARIE OR ST. 

MARY'S BANK. 

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

1. Compensation of Officials of Bank. Amend section 8 of 
chapter 303 of the Laws of 1909, as amended by chapter 305 
of the Laws of 1933, by striking out at the end thereof the 
words "and they and the directors shall not receive any pay 
for their services as directors or as members of said commit- 
tees", so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
Sect. 8. The directors shall meet within ten days after their 
election, and at said meeting they shall elect as officers a 
president, a treasurer and a clerk, and they may elect a vice- 
president and other necessary officers and agents. The 
directors shall have the management of the affairs, funds and 
books of the association; they shall have authority to admit 
members under the conditions specified in the by-laws, also to 
dismiss members as hereinafter provided. They shall deter- 
mine the conditions as to the transfer or withdrawal of shares 
and shall fix the amount of surety bond which may be required 
of each officer or agent having custody of the funds. They 
shall have the power to declare dividends when the same are 
approved by the committee of supervision. The committee of 
supervision shall oversee all the business of the association, 
with the right at any time to inspect all the books, accounts, 



1943] Chapter 262 407 

papers, security for loans and other property of the associa- 
tion. They may by unanimous vote suspend any director or 
member of any board or committee, and in every such case 
they shall immediately call a special meeting of the share- 
holders to act on such suspension and by the same mail shall 
notify said suspended person of his suspension. A majority 
of the committee may call a special meeting of the share- 
holders to consider any violation of law, by-law or sound 
management which said committee shall have discovered. They 
shall report in writing regarding their doings and findings, at 
the annual meeting of the shareholders, said report to include 
a statement of the receipts, disbursements, income, assets and 
liabilities of the association for the fiscal year. The committee 
of credit shall have authority regarding loans made by the 
association, subject to the regulations of the board of direc- 
tors, and every loan shall be approved by them in advance. 
The officers and agents elected by the directors as hereinbefore 
specified, may or may not be directors. They shall be sworn 
and shall hold office for the ensuing year or until their suc- 
cessors are elected and qualified. The members of the 
committees of supervision and of credit shall not directly or 
indirectly borrow from the association or become security for 
any borrower. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 262. 



AN ACT ENLARGING THE POWERS OF RYE BEACH VILLAGE 

DISTRICT. 

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

1. Rye Beach Village District. Amend chapter 195 of the 
Laws of 1905 by inserting after section 3 of said chapter the 
following section: Sect. 3-a. Said district shall have all the 
powers conferred upon towns by sections 34 through 40, inclu- 
sive, of chapter 51 of the Revised Laws of New Hampshire. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1943.] 



403 Chapter 263, 264 [1943 

CHAPTER 263. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF COLBY JUNIOR COLLEGE FOR 

WOMEN. 

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

1. Power to Grant Degrees. The trustees of Colby Junior 
College for Women are hereby authorized in its name to confer 
on its students and others such degrees, literary titles, honors 
and distinctions as are usually granted by institutions of like 
character and to confer those usually granted by senior col- 
leges whenever its curriculum is expanded to that of a senior 
college or appropriate courses of study are made available by 
affiliation with other teaching institutions of higher or special- 
ized education. 

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

[Approved March 4, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 264. 

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE POWERS OF TILTON SCHOOL. 

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

1. Powers of Tilton School Increased. Tilton School, a 
corporation organized under an act approved December 29, 
1852, formerly known as New Hampshire Conference Seminary 
and later as Tilton Seminary, is hereby authorized and empow- 
ered to confer upon the graduates of its junior college grade 
courses of study the degrees of associate in arts, associate in 
science, associate in business administration, and any other 
degrees usually conferred by junior colleges. 

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

[Approved March 16, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 265, 266 409 

CHAPTER 265. 

AN ACT ENLARGING THE CORPORATE POWERS OF THE BOSTON AND 

MAINE RAILROAD. 

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

1. Guaranty and Holding of Bonds. The Boston and Maine 
Railroad shall have among its other corporate powers the 
power to acquire, hold, sell or guarantee the bonds of any 
railroad corporation which it controls, or whose property it 
leases or operates, whether situated within or without this 
state. 

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

[Approved March 18, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 266. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN PORTSMOUTH. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene7'al Court convened: 

1. Portsmouth Public Schools. Amend section 1 of chapter 
272 of the Laws of 1931, as amended by chapter 290 of the 
Laws of 1941, by adding at the end of said section the follow- 
ing: The mayor and city council may also grant a pension for 
the same period to any teacher or employee who has performed 
faithful service in the schools of Portsmouth for at least fifteen 
years and has thereafter been forced to retire from active 
work on account of illness, or any other form of disability, in 
the amount not to exceed such fractional part of the amount 
that might be granted after thirty years of service as his 
actual full years of service bears to thirty years, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows : 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 or other employee of the public schools who has 
performed faithful service as such teacher or employee in said 
Portsmouth for a period of at least thirty consecutive years. 



410 Chapter 267 [1943 

and may grant a pension to such retired teacher or employee 
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 teacher or employee of the public 
schools of said Portsmouth who has performed faithful service 
as such teacher or employee for a period of at least thirty 
consecutive years. The mayor and city council may also grant 
a pension for the same period to any teacher or employee who 
has performed faithful service in the schools of Portsmouth 
for at least fifteen years and has thereafter been forced to 
retire from active work on account of illness, or any other 
form of disability, in the amount not to exceed such fractional 
part of the amount that might be granted after thirty years 
of service as his actual full years of service bears to thirty 
years. 

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

[Approved March 23, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 267. 



AN ACT CHANGING THE TIME OF THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION IN 
THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH. 

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

1. Election of Officers in 1944. The legal voters of the city 
of Portsmouth shall meet on the second Tuesday of December, 
1944, for the choice of mayor, councilmen, members of the 
board of appraisers and members of the board of street com- 
missioners, all of whom shall be elected for a term of one year, 
and for choice of six members of the board of education who 
shall be elected for a term of five years. All persons elected 
at this election shall take office on the first week day of Janu- 
ary, 1945. Said election shall be held and conducted in the 
same manner as is prescribed by law for the biennial election. 

2. Biennial Elections Thereafter. On the first Tuesday 
after the first Monday of November, 1945, and on the first 
Tuesday after the first Monday of November biennially there- 
after, the legal voters of the city of Portsmouth shall meet for 
the choice of mayor, councilmen, members of the board of 



[1943 Chapter 267 411 

appraisers, members of the board of street commissioners and, 
except in the year 1945, six members of the board of education. 
The officers elected at said biennial elections shall take office on 
the first week day of January following their election. Said 
elections shall be held and conducted in the same manner as is 
prescribed by law for the biennial election. 

3. Board of Education. The present members of the board 
of education shall continue in office until the expiration of the 
terms for which they were elected, except that the six mem- 
bers of the board elected at the election in 1942 for a term of 
four years shall continue in office for one additional year, or 
until December 31, 1947. No members of the board shall be 
elected at the municipal election held in November, 1945. 

4. Board of Appraisers. If any vacancy shall occur in the 
board of appraisers the city council shall fill it for the remain- 
der of the term, and the city council may remove any member 
of said board at any time for cause, after due hearing. 

5. Canvass of the Votes. The city council shall meet on 
the Thursday next following the second Tuesday of December, 
1944, and on the Thursday next following the first Tuesday 
after the first Monday of November, 1945, and biennially there- 
after on the Thursday next following the first Tuesday after 
the first Monday of November, for the purpose of receiving 
and examining the vote for mayor, councilmen, members of the 
board of appraisers, board of street commissioners and board 
of education, and to take such action thereon as may be 
required by sections 2, 3, and 4 of chapter 63 of the Revised 
Laws, and said sections of said chapter shall also apply to the 
election of councilmen at large and members of the board of 
appraisers, board of street commissioners and board of 
education. 

6. Application of Laws. Such parts of chapter 339 of the 
Laws of 1933 as are inconsistent with the provisions hereof 
are hereby repealed. 

7. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of the time 
of the municipal election in 1944, except section 4 hereof which 
shall take effect upon the passage of this act. 

[Approved March 25, 1943.] 



412 Chapter 268 [1943 

CHAPTER 268. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SALARIES OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN 
OF THE CITY OF BERLIN. 

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

1. City of Berlin. Amend section 14 of chapter 121 of the 
Laws of 1897, as amended by section 3, chapter 225, Laws of 
1903, section 1, chapter 320, Laws of 1909, section 1, chapter 
349, Laws of 1913, section 1, chapter 312, Laws of 1915, and 
section 1, chapter 320, Laws of 1917, by striking out said 
section and inserting in place thereof the following: Sect. 
14. Said mayor, within one week of said annual meet- 
ing held on the last Monday of March, 1910, shall appoint, 
subject to confirmation by the council, a board of three as- 
sessors, to hold office from the first day of April, 1910, one of 
whom shall be chosen for three years, one for two years, and 
one for one year, and thereafter annually at said time, shall 
appoint, subject to the confirmation of the council one assessor 
who shall hold office for three years, who shall receive for their 
services such salary as shall be fixed by the city council, not 
to exceed the sum of five hundred dollars each per annum; 
said assessors shall in addition to their salary, be allowed the 
sum of not exceeding one hundred fifty dollars per annum for 
clerk hire; and said mayor shall also, within thirty days of 
said annual meeting, appoint, subject to confirmation of said 
council, a board of health of not more than three persons, one 
of whom shall be chosen for three years, one for two years, and 
one for one year, and thereafter annually at said time shall 
appoint, subject to confirmation of the city council, one mem- 
ber of the board of health, who shall hold office for three years ; 
a city treasurer, who shall serve as treasurer of the board of 
education and receive as compensation such salary as shall be 
fixed by the city council not to exceed the sum of four hundred 
dollars per annum, payable quarterly ; city auditor, collector of 
taxes, city solicitor, highway commissioner, sewer commis- 
sioner, inspector of buildings and city engineer; and within 
thirty days of said annual meeting, the said mayor shall also 
appoint, subject to confirmation, a chief engineer and assistant 
engineer of the fire department, and may create such other 
governmental departments and appoint, subject to confirma- 



1943] Chapter 269 413 

tion as hereinbefore set forth, such officers or agents as are 
necessary for the good government of the city not otherwise 
provided for. Said council shall receive a fee of six dollars 
each for actual attendance at all regular, special or adjourned 
meetings, provided, however, that the total sum to be paid to 
each councilman for attendance at all meetings shall not 
exceed two hundred fifty dollars per annum. 

2. Salary of Mayor. Amend section 12 of chapter 121 of 
the Laws of 1897, as amended by section 1, chapter 225, Laws 
of 1903, and section 1, chapter 327, Laws of 1911, by striking 
out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: The mayor shall receive an annual salary of fifteen 
hundred dollars. Such salary shall be in full for services of 
every kind rendered and shall be paid monthly, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows : Sect 12. The mayor 
of said city shall be chosen annually, and shall have a negative 
upon all the acts of the council to which his veto power would 
extend had the city government herein constituted provided 
for a board of aldermen, and such veto power shall extend to 
individual items of appropriations. He shall preside in all 
meetings of the city council, but shall have no vote except in 
case of an equal division. In his 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 said office from any cause. 
The mayor shall receive an annual salary of fifteen hundred 
dollars. Such salary shall be in full for services of every kind 
rendered and shall be paid monthly. 

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

[Approved March 30, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 269. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO ABSENTEE VOTING AT CITY ELECTIONS IN 

PORTSMOUTH. 

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

1. City of Portsmouth. Amend chapter 339 of the Laws 
of 1933 by adding after section 1 the following new section: 



414 Chapter 270 , [1943 

1-a. Absentee Voting. Any legal voter of said city who is 
absent from said city on the day of the meeting for the election 
of city and ward officers, held in December biennially, or who, 
by reason of physical disability, is unable to vote in person at 
said meeting, may vote at said election by so-called absentee 
ballot. The provisions of sections 61 to 75 of chapter 34 of 
the Revised Laws, so far as applicable hereto and not incon- 
sistent herewith, shall apply to such absentee voting in said 
city, provided that the city clerk shall prepare the forms and 
ballots for such voting and said clerk shall also prepare the 
instructions required in section 74 of said chapter 34. 

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

[Approved March 30, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 270. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE E. CHARLES GOODWIN COMMUNITY 
CENTER IN THE TOWN OF CLAREMONT. 

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

1. Claremont Community Center. Amend section 2 of an 
act passed at the present session of the legislature, approved 
February 16, 1943,=^ relative to the acceptance of the E". Charles 
Goodwin Community Center by the town of Claremont, by 
striking out the figure "131" and inserting in place thereof the 
figure, 130, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows : 2. Acceptance Authorized. The town of Claremont is 
hereby authorized to accept from Mary A. Goodwin, as a gift, 
the land and buildings situate at 130 Broad Street in Clare- 
mont, New Hampshire, and the sum of twenty-five thousand 
dollars for the purpose of immediately remodelling, refinishing 
and refurnishing said buildings at 130 Broad Street, to be used 
as a community center for the town of Claremont, to be known 
as the E. Charles Goodwin Community Center, under the 
stipulations and conditions set forth in the resolution adopted 
by the town of Claremont at its annual town meeting held 



Chapter 254, ante. 



1943] Chapter 271 415 

March 10, 1942, under article 53 of the town warrant for said 
meeting. 

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

[Approved April 1, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 271. 



AN ACT RELATING TO A RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR EMPLOYEES OF 
THE CITY OF CONCORD. 

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

1. Authority Conferred. The city of Concord is hereby 
empowered and authorized to grant retirement benefits to em- 
ployees of said city who are not under a system of retirement 
benefits already in existence. 

2. Retirement Benefits. The mayor and board of aldermen 
of said city under the powers granted in section 1 may provide 
retirement benefits for services to be rendered and to be per- 
formed by said employees. 

3. Appropriation and Contract. For the purpose of this 
act, the city may raise and appropriate money; may accept 
money or other property to be held in trust and invested and 
reinvested under the direction of the mayor and board of 
aldermen, and use the income thereof; may enter into con- 
tracts of insurance or annuity with insurance companies ad- 
mitted to do business in New Hampshire to effectuate the 
purposes of this act and pay the premiums for such contracts 
from monies coming into its possession under the terms of this 
act. 

4. Limitation on Amount. No retirement benefit shall be 
granted for a sum greater than one-half of the maximum 
annual salary which the employee received while in the service 
of the city. 

5. Qualifications. Said city in adopting a retirement 
system shall consider the same free from the discharge of any 
existing legal or contractual liability to said employees, and 
past services rendered by employees shall only be considered as 
a means of qualification for retirement benefits. 

6. Exemptions. The retirement benefits to be received by 



416 Chapter 272 [1943 

said employees as may hereunder be provided by said city shall 
be exempt from attachment and the operation of laws relating 
to insolvency or bankruptcy. 

7. Unconstitutionality. If any provision hereof shall be 
declared unconstitutional, the remaining provisions hereof 
shall not by reason thereof be invalid. 

8. Repeal. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith 
are hereby repealed and this act shall be interpreted to repeal 
any act or acts relative to the Concord Water Works as may be 
inconsistent herewith. 

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

[Approved April 1, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 272. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO NUMBER OF TRUSTEES OF THE HILLSBORO 
GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK. 

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

1. Hillsboro Guaranty Savings Bank. Amend section 5 of 
chapter 237 of the Laws of 1889, being the charter of Hillsboro 
Guaranty Savings Bank, as amended by chapter 217 of the 
Laws of 1921, by striking out the word "seven" in the ninth 
line and inserting in place thereof the word, five, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 5. The special 
depositors for the guaranty fund, and their assigns, shall by 
virtue thereof become and be members of the corporation, and 
have and exercise all the rights and powers of the same, each 
special depositor being entitled to one vote for each one hun- 
dred dollars of his said deposit; but no member shall incur or 
be subject to any individual liability in any case for any debts 
or liabilities of the corporation. And the management and con- 
trol of the affairs of the corporation shall be vested in a board 
of not less than five nor more than twenty trustees, to be 
chosen by the members of the corporation. A majority of 
said board at any meeting duly notified shall constitute a 
quorum for the transaction of business. And said board shall 
have the power to make and establish such rules and regula- 



1943] Chapters 273, 274 417 

tions as they may think proper, for the transaction of the 
business of the corporation. 

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

[Approved April 1, 1948.] 



CHAPTER 273. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SO-CALLED IRA S. APPLETON FARM IN 
THE TOWN OF DEERING. 

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

1. Repeal. Chapter 226 of the Laws of 1891, which sev- 
ered part of the homestead farm of Ira S. Appleton from the 
town of Deering and annexed the same to the Hillsborough 
Bridge special school district for school purposes, is hereby 
repealed. 

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

[Approved April 1, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 274. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO ABSENTEE VOTING AT BIENNIAL CITY ELEC- 
TIONS IN MANCHESTER. 

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

1. City of Manchester. Amend chapter 163 of the Laws of 
1878 by inserting after section 2 the following new section: 
Sect. 2-a. Any legal voter of said city who is absent from said 
city on the day of the meeting for the election of city and ward 
officers, held in November biennially, or who, by reason of 
physical disability, is unable to vote in person at said meeting, 
may vote at said election by so-called absentee ballot. The 
provisions of sections 61 to 75 of chapter 34 of the Revised 
Laws, so far as applicable hereto and not inconsistent here- 
with, shall apply to such absent voting in said city, provided 



418 Chapters 275, 276 [1943 

that the city clerk shall prepare the forms and ballots for such 
voting and said clerk shall also prepare the instructions re- 
quired in section 74 of said chapter 34. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 275. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO VACATIONS FOR MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES OF 
THE CITY OF MANCHESTER. 

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

1. The City of Manchester. Amend section 1 of chapter 
279 of the Laws of 1919, as amended by section 1, chapter 278, 
Laws of 1921, by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following : Section 1. All employees of city 
departments, excluding the pohce, fire and school departments, 
who have been employed by the city continuously for the pre- 
vious twelve months, shall be allowed twelve days' rest in each 
year's employment without loss of pay, the time to be at the 
discretion of the department head. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 276. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO PROPERTY HOLDING OF THE MILFORD HOME 
FOR AGED WOMEN. 

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

1. The Milford Home for Aged Women. Amend section 2 
of chapter 294 of the Laws of 1913, being the charter of The 
Milford Home for Aged Women, by striking out the word 
"one" in the fourth line and inserting in place thereof the 
word, two, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows : Sect. 2. Said corporation by that name may sue and be 
sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution. 



1943] Chapters 277, 278 419 

and shall have power to take, acquire and hold real and per- 
sonal estate to an amount not exceeding two hundred thousand 
dollars, by lease, purchase, donation, bequest, or otherwise, for 
the purpose of establishing and maintaining a home at Milford 
aforesaid, erecting suitable buildings and properly furnishing 
the same with whatever may be desirable or necessary for the 
successful operation of said institution. 

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

[Approved April 9, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 277. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE A CERTAIN VOTE AT THE MARCH MEETING 
OF THE TOWN OF CORNISH. 

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

1. Proceedings Legalized. The proceedings and vote of the 
annual town meeting of the town of Cornish held on March 9, 
1943, whereby the town voted to "raise the sum of one thou- 
sand dollars ($1000) for fire fighting, police court, air raid 
warden posts and to cover any defense emergency that may 
arise", is hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed. 

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

[Approved April 9, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 278. 



AN ACT TO CHANGE THE CORPORATE NAME OF THE PROPRIETARY 
SCHOOL IN HAMPTON. 

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

1. Change of Name. The name of the Proprietary School 
in Hampton, an organization incorporated by an act approved 
June 16, 1810, now known as chapter 18 of the Laws of 1810, 



420 Chapter 279 [1943 

entitled "An Act to incorporate certain persons by the name 
of the Proprietary School in Hampton" is hereby changed to 
The Hampton Academy and High School. 
[Approved April 9, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 279. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF VOTERS IN THE CITY 

OF PORTSMOUTH. 

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

1. Meetings of Board of Registrars. Amend section 5 of 
chapter 241 of the Laws of 1909, as amended by chapter 315 
of the Laws of 1933 and by chapter 283 of the Laws of 1941 by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: Sect. 5. Said board of registrars shall be in ses- 
sion at the city hall for the purpose of revising and correcting 
the list of voters, during six days at least before the biennial 
state election and three days before other elections, within one 
month next preceding the day of election, the last session for 
registration to be held on the third Monday preceding the day 
of election. Said sessions shall continue from nine o'clock to 
twelve o'clock noon, from two o'clock to five o'clock in the 
afternoon and from seven o'clock to nine o'clock in the evening 
of said days, the times and places of said meetings to be adver- 
tised in a newspaper published in Portsmouth for at least three 
days prior to the first meeting. The registrars shall, one week 
before the election at which the check-lists are to be used, post 
in two public places in each ward the check-list to be used in 
that ward at the election. On Friday preceding the day of 
election said board of registrars shall be in session from nine 
o'clock to twelve o'clock noon and from two o'clock to five 
o'clock in the afternoon for the correction of errors and the 
insertion of names as provided for by section 28 of chapter 
183, Laws of 1895, so that in case the name of any person has 
been omitted from the check-list whom the registrars are 
satisfied is, or will be on election day, a legal voter the regis- 
trars shall certify the same to the moderator who shall receive 
his vote and the clerk shall check the name of the person so 
voting on the back of the certificate and return the same to the 



1943] Chapter 280 421 

city clerk with the check-list, No certificate shall be issued 
by the board after the close of the session on the Friday 
preceding- the day of election except as provided by section 16 
of chapter 32 of the Revised Laws, and all certificates issued 
shall be delivered to the city clerk at the close of said session 
on said Friday preceding the day of election. The city clerk 
shall hold all certificates deposited with him by said board 
until the opening' of the polls on election day when he shall 
deliver the same to the moderators of the several wards. Said 
board shall keep a record of all certificates issued and shall file 
with the city clerk at the close of the session on the Friday 
preceding- the day of election as well as any certificates issued 
under provisions of section 16, chapter 32 of the Revised Laws, 
a list showing the name, address and ward of each person for 
whom a certificate has been issued. Said board shall subscribe 
to said list of certificates issued before a notary public or 
justice of the peace and said list shall be open to public inspec- 
tion at the office of the city clerk for a period of thirty days 
from the date filed. 

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

[Approved April 15, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 280. 



AN ACT LEGALIZING THE TOWN MEETING HELD IN THE TOWN OF 
HILL, MARCH 9, 1943. 

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

1. Proceedings Legalized. The votes and proceedings of 
the annual meeting held in the town of Hill on March 9, 1943, 
are hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed. 

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

[Approved April 20, 1943.] 



422 Chapter 281 [1943 

CHAPTER 281. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT IN CONCORD 

TO GRANT PENSIONS TO ITS TEACHERS AND OTHER 

EMPLOYEES. 

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

1. Pensions Authorized. The Union School District in 
Concord is hereby authorized to grant pensions to its teachers 
and other employees within the limitations herein prescribed. 

2. Term. No pension shall be granted hereunder for more 
than one year at a time. 

3. Length of Service. No teacher or other employee who 
has been employed in the schools included within the district 
for a period of less than twenty consecutive years shall be 
eligible to receive a pension, except as provided in section 6. 

4. Computation of Service. In computing consecutive years 
of service, temporary absence from service occasioned by 
accident, misfortune, sickness or act of the district shall not 
have the effect of lengthening the period required. 

5. Amount. No pension shall be granted for a sum greater 
than one half of the maximum annual salary which the teacher 
or other employee received while in the service of the district. 

6. Incapacitated Teacher or Employee. Any teacher or 
other employee who becomes incapacitated for teaching or 
other service while employed by the district, but before the 
expiration of the term of service entitling a teacher or other 
employee to a pension upon retirement, shall be eligible to 
receive a pension upon the following terms: (a) if totally in- 
capacitated for work of any kind at a gainful occupation, the 
full pension to which such teacher or other employee would be 
eligible if retiring after a term of service in the district en- 
titling a teacher or other employee to a pension; (b) if able to 
work at some other gainful occupation, a pension equal to the 
excess of the full pension above the earnings of the pensioner 
after becoming incapacitated for teaching or other service. 

7. Funds. No pension shall be voted except out of one or 
more of the following funds: (a) money raised and appro- 
priated for the purpose by vote of the district; (b) the pro- 
ceeds of donations, gifts, bequests and devises made to the 
district, or in trust for the district, for the purpose; (c) the 



1943] Chapter 281 423 

income of funds held in trust for the purpose by the district 
or by some other corporation or person; and (d) the contribu- 
tions of teachers and other employees in the service of the 
district. 

8. Power of District. For the purpose of this act, the 
district may raise and appropriate money; may accept money 
or other property to be held in trust and invested and reinvest- 
ed under the direction of the board of education, and use the 
income thereof; may receive money or other property on 
terms permitting the use of the principal for such pensions, 
and sell, convey and convert the same for such use ; may collect 
from teachers and other employees in its service either (a) 
voluntary contributions, or (b) such other contributions as 
may be prescribed by the terms of future contracts that may 
be made with its teachers and other employees by the district 
in accordance with a majority vote of the board of education; 
may enter into contracts of insurance or annuity with insur- 
ance companies admitted to do business in New Hampshire to 
effectuate the purposes of this act and pay the premiums for 
such contracts from monies coming into its possession under 
the terms of this act. 

9. Powers of Board. Within the limitations herein pre- 
scribed, the board of education of the district may by majority 
vote (a) determine what shall be the term of service which 
shall entitle a teacher or other employee to a pension upon 
retirement; (b) grant pensions; (c) make such rules and 
regulations as they deem fit governing the amount of pensions, 
the methods of granting pensions, the time or times at which 
payment of pensions shall be made, the custody and manage- 
ment of current funds available for pensions, the custody and 
management and investment of trust funds held by the district 
for pensions; and (d) do such other acts as may be necessary 
or convenient for executing the powers herein granted. 

10. Repeal. Chapter 337 of the Laws of 1925, relative to 
the Union School District in Concord, is hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved April 21, 1943.] 



424 Chapter 282 [1943 

CHAPTER 282. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION AND FINANCING OF A 

SEWERAGE SYSTEM AND SEWERAGE DISPOSAL PLANT 

FOR THE TOWN OF DERRY. 

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

1. Authorization. The town of Derry is hereby authorized 
and empowered to construct and maintain such sewerage 
system and sewerage disposal plant as it may deem necessary 
to comply with the requirements of the state board of health 
relative thereto. Said town may determine whether said con- 
struction and maintenance shall be paid by assessment of 
sewer rents or by the issuance of bonds or notes of the town, 
or both. In case such assessments are made the selectmen 
may assess the same to be paid in annual installments extend- 
ing over a period not exceeding thirty years. 

2. Bonds or Notes. The town of Derry is hereby author- 
ized and empowered to issue on the credit of the town serial 
bonds or notes for the purpose of providing funds for the 
sewerage system and sewerage disposal plant, as provided in 
section 1, or any part thereof, to such an amount as it may 
deem necessary. The serial bonds or notes issued in accord- 
ance with the provisions hereof shall be due and payable at 
such times, not more than thirty years from their date of 
issue, in such manner and with such provisions as the select- 
men may determine. 

3. Debt Limit. In ascertaining and fixing the net debt of 
the town of Derry, under the provisions of chapter 72 of the 
Revised Laws, all indebtedness incurred under the authority 
of this act shall be deducted. 

4. Application of Laws. Except as hereinbefore otherwise 
provided, the provisions of chapter 111 of the Revised Laws, 
relative to sewers, and the provisions of chapter 72 of the Re- 
vised Laws, relative to municipal bonds, shall apply to the 
sewerage system of the town of Derry and to bonds and notes 
herein authorized. 

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

[Approved April 26, 1943.] 



1943] Chapters 283, 284 425 

CHAPTER 283. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM IN THE TOWN OF 

CLAREMONT. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep7^esentutives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Sewer Funds. The funds received from the collection of 
sewer rentals shall be kept as a separate and distinct fund and 
shall be known as the sewer fund. Any surplus in such fund 
may be used for the enlargement or replacement of the sewer- 
age system or the sewage disposal works and for the extension 
of sewerage systems to serve unsewered areas, but shall not be 
used for any purpose other than those above specified. 

2. Application. This act shall apply only to the town of 
Claremont; and section 8, chapter 111 of the Revised Laws 
shall not apply to said town. 

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

[Approved April 26, 1948.] 



CHAPTER 284. 



AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PRIMARY ELECTION FOR THE CITY OF 

MANCHESTER. 

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

1. Municipal Primary. A primary conducted by the 
regular election officers shall be held at the regular polling 
places in each ward in the city of Manchester on the Tuesday 
after the first Monday in October, 1943, and biennially there- 
after, for the nomination of all candidates to be voted for at 
the municipal election held in November, except members of 
the school committee. 

2. City Clerk. It shall be the duty of the city clerk to pre- 
pare all forms necessary to carry out the provisions of this 
chapter including the preparation of the ballots therefor. 

3. Posting Notices. Each ward clerk shall, twenty-one 
days prior to such primary, cause notice of such primary to be 
posted in three public places in his ward. 

4. Declai-ations of Candidacy. The name of a candidate 



426 Chapter 284 [1943 

shall not be printed upon an official primary ballot unless not 
more than fourteen nor less than seven days prior to such 
primary a declaration of candidacy shall have been filed and 
the filing- fee shall have been paid, or the required number of 
primary petitions shall have been filed with the city clerk. 

5. Forms. Declarations of candidacy and primary peti- 
tions for said primary sliall be in forms as provided by sections 
12, 15 and 16 of chapter 33 of the Revised Laws. 

6. Filing Fees. At the time of filing declarations of candi- 
dacy each candidate shall pay to the city clerk, for the use of 
the city, the following fees: For mayor, fifty dollars; for com- 
missioner of charities, twenty-five dollars; for alderman, ten 
dollars; and for ward selectman, two dollars. 

7. Number of Petitions. The number of petitions to be 
filed for each office shall be as follows : For mayor or commis- 
sioner of charities, fifty; for alderman, twenty-five and for 
ward selectman, ten. 

8. Application of Laws. The provisions of sections 17 to 
52 of chapter 33 of the Revised Laws relative to primary peti- 
tions, official ballots, check-lists, voting, returns and vacancies, 
shall apply to the Manchester primary so far as applicable 
hereto and not inconsistent with the provisions hereof. 

9. Recount. If any person who was voted for upon the 
ballot of any party is not, acording to the count first made by 
the election officials, chosen as the candidate for such party he 
may apply to the city clerk for a recount of votes cast, if 
application is made within three days after said primary, and a 
fee of five dollars is paid. 

10. Board of Recount. There shall be a board of recount 
of three members consisting of one member of the board of 
aldermen, designated by the mayor and one member from each 
of the two political parties, designated by the city committee, 
respectively. The term of office of said members shall be two 
years. 

11. Notice. The board of recount shall fix a time for such 
recount not earlier than three days after the receipt of the 
application and shall notify the opposing candidates thereof, 
and as soon after the expiration of said three days as circum- 
stances will permit, such recount shall be held and conducted 
as recounts of votes cast at elections are. 

12. Counting. Upon the date set for the recount the 



1943] Chapter 285 427 

ballots shall be counted by the board of recount. The various 
candidates, and their counsel, shall have the right to inspect 
the ballots and participate in such recount under such suitable 
rules as the board may adopt. The board of recount shall not 
be entitled to compensation for their duties as such board. 

13. Declaration. If a recount shall show that some other 
person than the one declared nominated has the greatest num- 
ber of votes cast at the primary, such person shall be declared 
nominated by the recount board and shall be the candidate of 
the party for the office in question, instead of the person so 
first declared, and his name shall be placed upon the official 
ballot at the following election. If the recount shall show that 
the person who applied for the recount was chosen as the can- 
didate of his party the city clerk shall, within ten days of such 
recount, return to him the fee paid at the time of filing the 
application for a recount. 

14. Political Parties. Political parties which may be repre- 
sented at said primary shall only be such party which at the 
biennial election next preceding the primary election polled at 
least three per cent of the entire vote of the state given in for 
governor. 

15. Charter Provisions. Such provisions of the charter of 
the city of Manchester as may be inconsistent with the provi- 
sions hereof are hereby repealed to the extent of such 
inconsistency. 

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

[Approved April 28, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 285. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NEWPORT TO FUND OR 
REFUND ITS INDEBTEDNESS. 

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

1. Authorization. The town of Newport is hereby author- 
ized, for the purpose of funding or refunding outstanding 
bonds and notes against said town, to raise, appropriate and 
borrow money to an aggregate amount not exceeding fifty 
thousand dollars and to issue its serial notes or bonds therefor 



428 Chapter 286 [1943 

on the credit of the town. Said notes or 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 the town may deter- 
mine, at a rate of interest to be fixed by said board. Said 
notes or bonds shall be signed by the selectmen and counter- 
signed by the town treasurer and shall have the town seal 
affixed. 

2. Application of General Laws. Except as otherwise pro- 
vided herein the provisions of chapter 72 of the Revised Laws 
shall apply to the notes and bonds herein authorized. 

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

[Approved April 28, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 286. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL CHARTERS OF CERTAIN CORPORATIONS. 

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

1. Charters Repealed. The charter or certificate of incor- 
poration of each of the following named corporations is hereby 
repealed, revoked and annulled except as otherwise here 
specified : 

Adams Mills (Derry, 1922) 
Amoskeag Coal Co., The (Manchester, 1929) 
Amoskeag Mohair Spinning Company (Manchester, 1938) 
Anton Furniture, Inc., E. (Dover, 1933) 
Arnall Trading Post, Inc. (Sandwich, 1938) 
Art and Ray's Music Shop, Inc. (Manchester, 1940) 
Ashuelot Reels Inc. (Brookline, 1940) 
Associate Holding Co. (Manchester, 1927) 
Atlas Heel Co. (Manchester, 1940) 
Ayers, Inc., B. K. (Concord, 1927) 
B. & M. Super Service, Inc. (Portsmouth, 1936) 
Bafaline Laboratories Inc., The (Manchester, 1923) 
Bates, Inc., Chas. S. (Exeter, 1933) 
Bazaar Inc., The (Nashua, 1932) 
Belanger & Son, Inc., S. (Nashua, 1920) 
Belknap Springs Land Company (Manchester, 1892) 



1943] Chapter 286 429 

Berlin Grocery Company (Berlin, 1940) 

Berlin Lumber Company (Berlin, 1940) 

Berlin Wholesale Grocery Company (Berlin, 1933) 

Betty's Candies, Inc. (Manchester, 1936) 

Blodgett Lodge, Inc. (Newbury, 1937) 

Blue Coal Corporation (Keene, 1930) 

Booker Company, Incorporated (Peterborough, 1940) 

Brenton Shoe Company, Inc. (Newmarket, 1939) 

Bristol Contracting Company (Bristol, 1932) 

Brook & Bridle Inn, Incorporated (Alton, 1941) 

Bundy Steam Trap Company (Nashua, 1937) 

Burbank Publishing Co., Inc., The (Rochester, 1940) 

C Street Shoe Repair, Inc. (Hampton Beach, 1940) 

Calley & Currier Company (Bristol, 1911) 

Camp Ojokla, Inc. (Moultonborough, 1926) 

Candyland Confectionery Co. (Manchester, 1932) 

Capital City Potato Chips Inc. (Concord, 1940) 

Capital Wholesale Fruit & Produce Co., Inc. (Manchester, 

1940) 
Chez Rudy's, Inc. (Manchester, 1940) 
City Motors, Inc. (Berlin, 1936) 

Claremont Auto Wrecking Company (Claremont, 1934) 
Clement & Co., C. S. (Nashua, 1924) 
Cobb Shoe Company, Inc., Chas. H. (Manchester, 1924) 
Consumers Wholesale Food Corporation (Keene, 1939) 
Continental Box Company (Newmarket, 1934) 
Conway Toys, Inc. (Conway, 1940) 
Craig Company, C. H. (Conway, 1932) 
Craig-Grandell Manufacturing Company, The (Whitefield, 

1921) 
Crown Realty Company (Nashua, 1922) 
D. W. Auto Theatre Company (Nashua, 1941) 
Dealers Finance Service, Inc. (Dover, 1938) 
DeMontigny, Inc., A. (Nashua, 1935) 
Doherty Incorporated, James A. (Manchester, 1939) 
Douglass, Inc. (Manchester, 1932) 
Drake Post, Darius A., No. 36, Grand Army of the Republic 

(Laconia, 1900) 
Dunlap Co. Inc., W. B. (Salisbury, 1936) 
Duval Realty Company (Manchester, 1925) 



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Eastern Express Co., Inc. (formerly Todd's Highway Express, 
Inc., Wilton, 1934) 

Economy Clothing Company, Inc. (Groveton, 1933) 

Eiseman, Inc., M. A. (Bethlehem, 1928) 

Elmes Corporation, W. H. (formerly H. M. Whittier & Com- 
pany, Manchester, 1922) 

Emerson's Sons, W. A. (Hampstead, 1906) 

Errol Water Co. (Errol, 1919) 

Farmington Hardware Co. (Farmington, 1941) 

Fessenden Co., O. D. (Brookline, 1929) 

Filler's, Inc., Riva (Rochester, 1934) 

Forest Owners Lumber Company, Inc. (Colebrook, 1939) 

Franklin Furniture Company (Franklin, 1917) 

Geddes Supply Company (Keene, 1934) 

General Markets, Incorporated (Keene, 1940) 

General Oil Corporation (Concord, 1941) 

Goodnow Foods, Inc. (Keene, 1934) 

Granite Overall Company, Inc. (Nashua, 1932) 

Hallsville Investment Company, The (Manchester, 1924) 

Hampshire Paint and Wall Paper Supply Company (Manches- 
ter, 1940) 

Hill Hardware and Paint Company (Nashua, 1909) 

Holderness Photographic Colony, Inc. (Holderness, 1940) 

Hoyt Shoe Corporation, F. M. (Manchester, 1931) 

Ideal Shoe Form Mfg. Co. (Manchester, 1932) 

Jones Dairy Products, Inc. (Rochester, 1936) 

Kathan Fruit Company (Manchester, 1936) 

Keefe Co. Inc., John (Dover, 1929) 

Keene Furniture Manufacturers, Inc. (formerly Norwood, 
Calef & Co., Keene, 1913) 

Keene Washing Products Company (formerly Keene Washing 
Compound Company, Keene, 1920) 

Kennard Agency, Inc. (Portsmouth, 1939) 

Kimball Company, The Percy L. (Wolfeboro, 1909) 

Kocon Sales Company, Inc. (Newport, 1940) 

Laconia Machine Company, Incorporated (Laconia, 1941) 

Lafley Co. Inc., Harry D. (Manchester, 1941) 

Lake Region Incorporated, The (Laconia, 1930) 

Lake Sunapee Country Club (New London, 1927) 

Lake Winnisquam Co. (Meredith, 1927) 

Lakeside House Incorporated, The (The Weirs, 1934) 



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Lamprey Building Association (Raymond, 1925) 
Lancaster Farmers Cooperative, Inc. (Lancaster, 1940) 
Lebanon Building and Loan Association (Lebanon, 1920) 
Lincoln Garage Company (Lincoln, 1930) 
Log Cabin Filling Stations, Inc. (Concord, 1941) 
Manchester Amusement Company (Manchester, 1914) 
Manchester Novelty Shoe Co. Inc. (Manchester, 1939) 
Manchester Shoe Manufacturing Company (Manchester, 1885) 
Manchester Wholesale Grocery (formerly The Manchester 

Broom & Paper Co., Manchester, 1924) 
Matson Company, The (Concord, 1931) 
McCarthy Company, Inc. H. S. (Nashua, 1933) 
MacDonald Upholstering Co. (Manchester, 1941) 
McKinney's Dairy, Inc. (Derry, 1941) 
McQuesten & Lewis Company (Manchester, 1928) 
Medford-Marlboro Knit Gaiter Co. (Marlboro, 1940) 
Merrimac Mills Sales Co. of Manchester, N. H. (Manchester, 

1937) 
Merrimack Realty Company (Concord, 1922) 
Monroe Loan Society of New Hampshire (Concord, 1930) 
Montie Motor Sales, Inc. (Rochester, 1941) 
Mt. Crotched Country Club Land Company, Inc. (Francestown, 

1927) 
Mt. Gunstock Ski Hoist, Inc. (Gilford, 1935) 
Mt. Washington Steamship Company, Inc. (The Weirs, 1940) 
Namasket Company (Manchester, 1937) 
Nashua Wholesale Fruit, Inc. (Nashua, 1939) 
Naticook Camps of N. H. Inc., The (So. Merrimack, 1940) 
National Association of Registered Nurses, Inc. (Manchester, 

1940) 
New England Research Associates, Inc. (Concord, 1942) 
New Hampshire Title Co. Inc. (Claremont, 1933) 
North Haverhill Cooperative, Inc. (No. Haverhill, 1941) 
Northern Mining and Smelting Corporation of New Hampshire 

(Manchester, 1940) 
Notre Dame Bus Line, Inc. (Manchester, 1925) 
Nu-Flex Shoe Co. Inc. (Somersworth, 1939) 
Nutting Realty Company, Inc. (Manchester, 1939) 
Panorama Soundies Corp. of N. H. (Manchester, 1941) 
Paquette Lumber Company, Incorporated, The E. (Columbia, 

1938) 
Paulstan Inc. (Nashua, 1940) 



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Peabody, Inc., Roland E. (Franconia, 1930) 

Pearsons Company, R. A. (Hill, 1916) 

Penacook Motor Service, Incorporated (Penacook, 1937) 

Plymouth Logging Co. Inc. (Plymouth, 1936) 

Plymouth Motor Company (Plymouth, 1926) 

Polish American Farmers, Incorporated (Manchester, 1938) 

Portsmouth Merchants Bureau, Inc. (Portsmouth, 1940) 

Promotional Managers, Inc. (Center Ossipee, 1939) 

Purcell's Cleaning Company (Dover, 1930) 

Queen City Shoe Mfg. Corporation (Manchester, 1935) 

Ralph's, Inc. (formerly Goodnow-Hunt-Pearson, Inc., Laconia, 

1921) 
Richardson & Cameron Company (Littleton, 1911) 
Rinks, Inc. (Manchester, 1939) 
Ritz Theatre Incorporated (Gorham, 1941) 
Rogercord Welt Inc. (Somersworth, 1941) 
Ronalds, Inc. (Hampton, 1936) 
Ronan Lumber Co. Inc. (Plymouth, 1933) 
Rose Hill Corporation (Chesterfield, 1939) 
Russell Manufacturing Company (Manchester, 1933) 
Saler Realty Corporation (Manchester, 1940) 
Sanitary Products Corporation (Laconia, 1938) 
Seven Brothers Inc. (Franconia, 1941) 
Shepard & Son, Inc., Chas. E. (New London, 1930) 
Shootum Sales Corporation (Walpole, 1939) 
Shorten & Son Co., M. (Manchester, 1928) 
Sirois Motors, Inc. (Nashua, 1941) 
Ski Acres Inc. (Plymouth, 1938) 

Skitchawaug Building Association (Claremont, 1923) 
Smart & Son, Clarence (Portsmouth, 1930) 
Somersworth Realty Company (Somersworth, 1933) 
Stahl-Clarke Company (Berlin, 1904) 
Stark Shoe Co. Inc. (Manchester, 1940) 
State Furniture Co. Inc. (Manchester, 1933) 
Stephens Coal Co., Inc. (Lebanon, 1940) 
Stratton Shoe Co. (Portsmouth, 1938) 
Stratton Tri-State Utilities, Inc. (Claremont, 1940) 
Thayer Realty Corporation (Manchester, 1940) 
Toplifter, Inc. ( Sanborn ville, 1940) 
Tucker and Draper, Inc. (Portsmouth, 1939) 
Twin State Glass Tile and Marble Co. (Keene, 1940) 
Underhill, Inc. (Nashua, 1927) 



1943] Chapter 286 433 

Union Beverage Co., Inc. (formerly St. Cyr Beverage Company, 

Incorporated, Manchester, 1937) 
Van, Inc., Billy B. (Newport, 1938) 
Vogue, Inc. (Keene, 1932) 

Waite Auto Supply, Inc. (formerly Crosby Auto Supply, Incor- 
porated, Concord, 1936) 
Wentworth Shoe Co., The (Wolfeboro, 1941) 
White Mountain Airport Corporation, The (Conway, 1929) 
White Mountains Woolen Co. (Gilsum, 1941) 
Wiggin Transportation, Inc., A. E. (Keene, 1942) 
Williams Poultry Equipment, Inc. (North wood, 1940) 

The principal place of business and date and year of incor- 
poration, 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 cor- 
poration, its stockholders or officers, for any liability previous- 
ly 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 returns 
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. Disposition of Property. Any corporation whose charter 
is hereby repealed, revoked and annulled, shall, nevertheless, 
continue as a body corporate for the term of three years from 
the date that this act takes effect, for the purpose of present- 
ing and defending suits by or against it and of gradually clos- 
ing 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 that the superior 
court shall have power at any time when it shall be made to 
appear, upon the petition of any interested party, that the pro- 
tection of proprietary or other rights requires the doing of any 
act or thing by or in behalf of any such corporation, 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 



434 Chapters 287, 288 [1943 

such corporation and any action so ordered and done shall be 
effective corporate action. 

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

[Approved May 4, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 287. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CLAREMONT TO RENEW AND 
EXTEND ITS WATER BONDS. 

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

1. Claremont Water Bond. The town of Claremont is 
hereby authorized to refund one hundred fifty-eight thousand 
two hundred twenty dollars of its four per cent water supply 
bonds which become due July 1, 1943, and the selectmen and 
treasurer of said town are hereby authorized to issue new 
serial bonds to be paid and retired in accordance with provi- 
sions of chapter 72 of the Revised Laws entitled, "Municipal 
Bonds", and the selectmen of said town are hereby empowered 
to make all necessary arrangements and contracts with the 
present holders of said bonds for the refunding of the same. 

2. Proceedings Ratified. The proceedings and votes of the 
town of Claremont at its annual meeting held on March 9, 
1943, are hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed so far as they 
relate to the refunding of the water bonds set forth in section 
1. 

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

[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 288. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMPENSATION OF AN OFFICIAL OF THE CITY 

OF NASHUA. 

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

1. City of Nashua. The salary of the mayor of the city of 
Nashua shall be three thousand five hundred dollars per 



1943] Chapter 289 435 

annum, payable in equal monthly payments. Said salary shall 
be in full compensation for services performed by said mayor 
while on official business. The mayor shall hold no other office 
of profit, recompense for which is made out of city funds or 
appropriations. 

2. Repeal. Chapter 246 of the Laws of 1921 and all acts 
or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect January 1, 
1944. 

[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 289. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE LEBANON CENTER VILLAGE FIRE 

PRECINCT. 

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

1. Lebanon Water Works. Amend section 8 of chapter 
306 of the Laws of 1941, by striking out the figure "1942" in 
the fourth line and inserting in place thereof the figure, 1944, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 8. First 
Meeting- of New Corporation. The first meeting of the Leban- 
on Water Works shall be called by the water commissioners of 
the Lebanon Water Works of the former precinct, now in office, 
on the third Tuesday of March, 1944, and the annual meetings 
of the Lebanon Water Works shall thereafter be held on the 
third Tuesday of March in each year. Said water commission- 
ers are hereby vested with all necessary authority to call said 
first meeting and the present officers of the Lebanon Center 
Village Fire Precinct with the exception of the officers in the 
fire department of said precinct shall act as officers at this 
meeting or until other officers are chosen and with these excep- 
tions the by-laws, rules and regulations which heretofore 
governed the meetings of the Lebanon Center Village Fire 
Precinct shall be and remain in force until otherwise changed 
by the Lebanon Water Works. 

2. Lebanon Center Precinct Fire Department. Amend 
section 12 of said chapter 306 by striking out the figure "1942" 
in the fifth line and inserting in place thereof the figure, 1944, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 12. 



436 Chapter 290 [1943 

First Meeting of Fire Precinct. The fire wards of the Lebanon 
Center Precinct Fire Department, formerly the Lebanon Cen- 
ter Village Fire Precinct fire wards, now in office, shall call a 
meeting of the Lebanon Center Precinct Fire Department on 
the first Tuesday of April, 1944, and said fire wards are hereby 
vested with all authority necessary to call and conduct said 
meeting and the present officers of the former precinct, with 
the exception of the officers in the water works functions of 
said precinct, shall act as oflficers at this meeting or until other 
officers are chosen or elected, and with these exceptions the 
by-laws, rules and regulations which heretofore governed the 
meetings of the Lebanon Center Village Fire Precinct shall be 
and remain in force until otherwise changed by vote of Leban- 
on Center Precinct Fire Department. 

3. Water Commissioners, Election. Amend section 9 of 
said chapter 306 by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 9. Filing for Office; Ballots. 
Any candidate for office of water commissioner shall file with 
the clerk his application therefor at least seven days prior to 
said meeting. The clerk shall prepare the ballots for the elec- 
tion of commissioners, and plurality vote shall elect to said 
office. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect if and when it 
is ratified at a special meeting of the Lebanon Center Village 
Fire Precinct, called for the purpose, held at any time prior to 
March 1, 1944. 

[Approved May 5, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 290. 



AN ACT TO RELIEVE MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE IN THE CITY 
OF MANCHESTER FROM POLICE DUTY AT CERTAIN TIMES. 

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

1. City of Manchester Police Force. Amend section 1 of 
chapter 352 of the Laws of 1917 by striking out the word 
"fifteen" in the third line and inserting in place thereof the 
word, six, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
Section 1. Subject to the provisions of this act, members of 
the regular and reserved police force of the city of Manchester 



1943] Chapter 291 437 

shall be relieved of police duties, without loss of pay, once in 
each six days, for a period of not less than twenty-four con- 
secutive hours, except for the time required to answer at roll- 
call immediately before the beginning or immediately after 
the end of a tour of duty. The time and the manner of such 
relief shall be determined in each instance by the police com- 
missioners of the city or under authority by their chief of 
police or other superior officer or officers. A member so re- 
lieved shall be exempt for the time from actual service and 
from presence for duty, but otherwise shall be subject during 
such relief to all laws, rules, orders and regulations for the 
government of the force which may be in effect from time to 
time. Should the exigencies of the service, in the judgment 
of the commissioners, or of the superintendent or other 
superior officer authorized thereto by the commissioners, re- 
quire at any time that a member of the force should be de- 
prived of his period of relief or that it should be curtailed, the 
time so lost shall be made up to him as soon thereafter as may 
be practicable. 

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

[Approved May 13, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 291. 



AN ACT RELATING TO SICK LEAVE FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY 

OF MANCHESTER. 

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

1. City of Manchester. Each permanent employee of the 
city of Manchester shall be entitled to sick leave with full pay 
computed on the basis of one and one-quarter working days 
for each completed month of service. Such sick leave shall be 
cumulative for not more than sixty working days and shall 
not lapse. All employees who have been in the service of the 
city of Manchester for six years or more on the date of passage 
of this act shall be considered to have the maximum sick leave 
to their credit without consideration of such leave as they have 
had in the meantime. Employees who have been in service 
less than six years shall be allowed fifteen days for each com- 



438 Chapter 292 [1943 

pleted year of service without regard to such leave as they 
have had in the meantime. Employees shall be required to 
furnish a certificate from an attending physician for all con- 
secutive days of such leave beyond three days. Employees 
shall be entitled to their current sick leave as it becomes earned 
whether they have the maximum sick leave to their credit or 
not. Sick leave shall not be taken in advance. Department 
heads reserve the right to have an independent physician 
examine any employee, at the city's expense, claiming sick 
leave, who in his opinion may not be entitled to the same. 

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

[Approved May 13, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 292. 



AN ACT RELATING TO A RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR EMPLOYEES OF 
THE CITY OF NASHUA. 

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

1. Retirement System. The city of Nashua is hereby em- 
powered and authorized to grant retirement benefits to 
employees of said city who are not under a system of retire- 
ment benefits already in existence. 

2. Duties of Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The mayor 
and board of aldermen of said city under the powers granted 
in section 1 may provide retirement benefits for services to be 
rendered and to be performed by said employees. 

3. Powers of the Boaid of Mayor and Aldermen. For the 
purpose of this act, the city may raise and appropriate money ; 
may accept money or other property to be held in trust and 
invested and reinvested under the direction of the mayor and 
board of aldermen, and use the income thereof; may enter into 
contracts of insurance or annuity with insurance companies 
admitted to do business in New Hampshire to effectuate the 
purposes of this act and pay the premiums for such contracts 
from moneys coming into its possession under the terms of 
this act. 

4. Amount of Benefit. No retirement benefit shall be 
granted for a sum greater than one-half of the maximum 



1943] Chapter 293 439 

annual salary which the employee received while in the service 
of the city. 

5. Interpretation. Said city in adopting a retirement 
system shall consider the same free from the discharge of any 
existing legal or contractual liability to said employees, and 
past services rendered by employees shall only be considered 
as a means of qualification for retirement benefits. 

6. Exemption from Attachment. The retirement benefits 
to be received by said employees as may hereunder be provided 
by said city shall be exempt from attachment and the operation 
of laws relating to insolvency or bankruptcy. 

7. Separability. If any provision hereof shall be declared 
unconstitutional, the remaining provisions hereof shall not by 
reason thereof be invalid. 

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

[Approved May 18, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 293. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CITY ELECTION IN THE CITY OF 
MANCHESTER. 

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

1. Manchester City Election. In addition to nominations 
made by the primary, prior to the November city election in 
the city of Manchester, candidates may file nomination papers. 
Such papers shall be filed with the city clerk twenty-one days 
prior to the date of said city election. The provisions of sec- 
tions 62 and 63 of chapter 33 of the Revised Laws shall apply 
to nomination papers filed as herein provided. 

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

[Approved May 20, 1943.] 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



Office of Secretary of State. 
Concord, October 1, 1943. 

I hereby certify that the acts and resolutions and changes 
of names contained in this volume 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, 1943 



Absentee voting, general elections, see Elections, absentee voting. 

Manchester city election 417, 418 

Portsmouth city election 413, 414 

Accountancy, board of, appropriation "iii, 353 

Acknowledgment of instruments, see Uniform acknowledgment law. 

Adjutant general, appropriation for department 300, 329, 330 

charges against appropriations 359 

repairs for armories 366, 367 

roster for bonus payments 286 

Administration, accounts, fiduciaries 282 

guardians 137 

payment of estate taxes 252, 253 

veterans, incompetent, funds for 136, 137 

Adoption of minors, application of act 177 

consent required 175, 176 

final decree 1 76 

investigation by public welfare department .... 175 

jurisdiction of probate court 175 

petition 175 

register of probate, return 176 

waiting period 176 

Adulteration of meat products, nitrous acid 71, 72 

Aerial tramway, see Tramway. 

Aeronautics commission, appropriation for department 322, 352 

funds from motor vehicle road toll 88 

Agency, see Attorney, power of. 
Agricultural seeds, see Seeds. 

Agriculture, advisory board, term of office 49 

commissioner, duties as to seeds 63, 64 

livestock transportation 248 

salary increase 290, 296 

vacancy 48, 49 

department appropriations 301, 302, 330, 331 

farmers exempt from license for transporting livestock 249 

livestock diseases, indemnity for 201-203 

soil erosion, see Soil erosion. 

443 



444 Index [1943 

Air raids, powers of governor 100 

Aircraft, fuel used to propel, refunds 83, 87, 88 

Alcoholic beverages, see Liquor. 

Animals, see Beaver ; Deer ; Dogs ; Domestic animals ; Livestock ; 
Porcupines. 

Appleton farm, transfer to Deering school district 417 

Apportionment of public taxes 5-11 

Appropriations, 1943-1944 298-327 

1944-1945 327-357 

capital budget ... - 266-269 

deficiency 4, 212, 213 

emergency 253, 254 

town, sec Town appropriations. 
(see also special topics). 

Armories, state, general appropriations 267, 300, 329 

repairs, special appropriation 366, 367 

Arrests, see Waters, boundary. 

Arts and crafts commission, appropriation 323, 353 

Assessment of growing wood and timber 205, 206 

stock in trade 1 10 

Assignment of accounts receivable, see Liens of factors. 

Athletic commission, filling vacancies 48, 49 

Attachment, exemption from, Concord employee retirement benefits 415, 416 

Nashua employee retirement benefits . 439 

service of, fees 71 

suspension in case of war emergency' 90-94 

Attorney general, appointment, term 49 

assistant, term 49, 50 

department appropriation 302, 331 

register of public trusts, to establish 259 

power of, persons in military service 234, 235 

.A.udits of accounts of tax collectors 179, 180 

municipal reserve funds 229 

Australian ballot, adoption of system for town elections 32 

state elections, appropriation 306, 335 

Bait, sale of fresh water smelt for 178 

Ballot-law commission, examiners of voting machines 142, 143 

secretary of state to be secretary 1 

Ballots, see Elections. 

Bang's disease eradication, appropriation 202, 203 

Bank commissioner, filling vacancy in office 48, 49 

department appropriation 319, 349 

deputy, vacancy in ofifice 48, 49 

savings, see Savings banks. 

trust company, see Trust companies. 

Barbers examining board, department appropriation 323, 353 

reinstatement of licenses 35 



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Barbers examining board, term of office 49 

Bear Brook area, acceptance of gift from U. S 52, 53 

game refuge 225, 226 

Beaver, open seasons in any county by proclamation 75, 76 

Belknap county, commissioners, salaries 280 

{see also County commissioners). 

sheriflf, salary 279, 280 

solicitor, salary- 50 

Berlin armory, repairs, appropriations 367 

councilmen, salary 413 

maj'or, powers, salary 414 

officials, appointment 412, 413 

Biennial elections, see Elections. 

Birth records, fees for copies 278, 279 

penalty for altering 279 

rules for preserving 278 

(see also Vital statistics). 

Blackouts, under war powers act 100 

Blind, aid to needy, appropriation 319, 348 

Blood test certificates, marriage 57 

Boarding houses for children 21 

Bob cat bounties, appropriation 323, 353 

Bonds, public works (buildings, highways and bridges) 

notice of claim against 263 

petition to enforce claims 263, 264 

requirements 262, 263 

state, see State bonds. 

Bonus, war service, adjutant general to prepare roster 286 

amount of benefits 286 

balance of fund, disposition 286 

bond issue 287, 288 

cessation of special poll tax 286 

definitions 285, 286 

poll taxes ; special established 286 

qualifications for 285 

Boston & Maine R. R., powers as to subsidiary companies 409 

Bounties, appropriation 308, 323, 337, 353 

porcupines 292 

Bovine tuberculosis eradication 201-203 

Budget, municipal, see Municipal. 

Building and loan associations, guaranty fund, limitation 12 

investment share certificates 12 

surplus, creation of 12 

Buildings and grounds, state, department appropriation 306, 335 

(see also State house). 

dangerous, notice to repair 148 

penalty for neglect to repair 148 

powers of fircwards 148 



446 Index [1943 

Buildings, public, construction, bonds requirements, see Bonds, public 
works. 

fire hazards, see Fire hazards. 

protection from fire, see Fire protection. 
Burial indigent soldiers and sailors, see Veterans, indigent. 

Cancer commission, department appropriation 320, 349 

Canning industry, hours of labor 38 

Capital improvements, state 266-269 

reserve funds of towns, districts and counties 

audits 229 

cities not included 227 

establishment 227 

expenditures 228, 229 

investment 228 

limitation on appropriations 228 

payments into 227 

purposes 228, 229 

termination of act 230 

trustees 229 

water departments 227, 228 

Carriers, common and contract, misdemeanors by persons riding in 179 

report on deliveries of motor fuel . . 81, 82 
Checklists, see Elections. 

Cheshire county, probate office, clerk hire 171 

Child health, state department appropriation 318, 347 

Children, adoption, see Adoption of minors. 

boarding houses for 21 

child care centers 22 

day care program 22, 23 

delinquent, liability for maintenance 34 

dependent, appropriation for care 319, 348 

records for legitimation 278 

Chiropody, reinstatement of licenses to men in service 35 

Chiropractic, examiners, department appropriation 323, 353 

reinstatement of licenses to service men . . 35 

term of office 49 

City budget, public hearings prior to adoption 178, 179 

charters, application of laws to 179, 181 

checklist provisions repealed 115 

checklists, sessions for correction 114 

{sec also Ejections). 

clerk, publishing and posting notice of budget hearing 178, 179 

competitive bidding 120 

purchasing departments, authority to create : 119, 120 

by state agent 28 

tax collector, application of laws 181 

{see also Municipal; Municipality and under names of cities). 



1943] Index 447 

Civilian defense, director, state council Si 

town appropriations 144 

worker, exemption from liability 100 

Clams, towns may regulate taking 170 

Claremont, checklists, correction of 115 

community center, acceptance of gift 401 

appropriation 414, 415 

meeting legalized 401, 434 

sewer fund, disposition 425 

water bonds, renewal 434 

Classification plan for state employees, sec State employees. 

Colby Junior College, degrees 408 

Common and contract carriers, misdemeanors by persons riding 

therein 179 

Community center, Claremont, see Claremont. 

Competitive bidding, cities 120 

state purchases 28 

Comptroller, classification plan, to administer 207, 208 

department appropriation 302, 331 

term of office 49 

travel bureau 109 

vacancy in office 49 

Concord armory, repairs 367 

employees retirement system, appropriation 415 

benefits 415 

contracts of insurance 415 

exemption from attachment 415, 416 

limitation on amount 415 

mayor and aldermen, powers 415 

separability of provisions . . 416 

police force, inspectors 396 

Union School District in, sec Union School District. 

Water works 416 

Conditional sales, personalty, discharge of liens 245, 246 

Conduits of utilities under highways, procedure for locating 171-174 

Congress, memoralizing, pay-as-you-go plan of taxation 358 

United Nations of the World 364 

Conservators, sec Fiduciaries. 

Constitution, N. H. Part II, art 51, public safety 97 

Coos county fiscal agent, appointment by court 162 

bond, salary 162 

county commissioners 163 

powers and duties 162-164 

qualifications 162 

referendum vote 164 

reports required 163 

Cornish bridge freed from tolls 145 

defense appropriation legalized 419 



448 Index [1943 

Corporations, charters repealed 428-434 

Colby Junior College, see Colby Junior College. 
Franklin & Tilton R. R., see Franklin, 
hospital service, see Hospital service. 
Lebanon Water Works, see Lebanon, 
medical service, see Medical service, 
railroad, see Railroad. 
St. Mary's Bank, see St. Mary's. 
Stoneleigh College, see Stoneleigh. 
Tilton School, see Tilton School. 

Council of state governments, appropriation 299, 328 

County capital reserves, see Capital reserves. 

commissioners, registration of veterans 275 

salaries 166, 211, 212, 280, 28.S 

probate offices, clerk hire 74, 75, 171 

{see also Probate, register.) 

purchases through state agent 28 

reports, filing at state library 131 

sheriffs, salaries 279, 280 

solicitors, salaries 50, 184, 185 

treasurer, bond 228 

custodian reserve funds 228 

Court, municipal, see Municipal court, 
probate, see Probate court, 
superior, see Superior court, 
supreme, see Supreme court. 

Dalton, see Grade crossings. 

Damages, exemption from liability in war time 100 

Day, defined as used in tax laws 183 

Dead human bodies, interment and disinterment, see Disinterment. 

Death benefits under fraternal plan 106, 107 

records, fees for copies 278, 279 

penalties for altering 279 

rules for preserving 278, 279 

Declaration of trust, trustees in military service 281-283 

Deer, legal possession 204 

permit to bring from without state 204 

taking with rifle 183, 184 

temporary open season 276 

Deering school district boundaries 417 

Defense, state council of, see State council of defense. 

Deficiency appropriation for certain state departments 4, 212, 213 

Delinquent children, see Children. 

Dental board, reinstatement of licenses to men in service 35 

Derry, bonds and notes 424 

change in classification of roads 54 

sewerage system 424 

Development, Planning and, commission, sec Planning. 



1943] Index 449 

Disability benefits, commission on, extended 295 

terms of office 295 

Disinterment and interment of dead human bodies, penalties 225 

permit required. 224, 225 

Dogs, cropping ears prohibited 203 

exhibition of 203 

Domestic animals, indemnity for condemned 201, 202 

Dorchester, appropriation for repair of highways 365 

Dover armory, repairs 367 

Eames Oil Company, in favor of 363 

Eaton, Percy S., trustee, in favor of 364 

Echo Lake, Conway, recreational area, appropriation 224 

maintenance 224 

purchase by state 223 

Education, appeal for transfer of pupils 211 

state board, department appropriation 315-317, 344-346 

establish standards for day care of children. 22 

membership 38, 39 

trust fund to administer 294 

vocational, sec Vocational education. 
(see also Schools). 

Effingham, meetings legalized 403 

Elections, absentee voting, ballots 24, 26, 27 

method of 26 

oath 24-26 

when permitted 24 

(see also Absentee voting). 
Australian ballot system, see Australian ballot, 
ballot-law commission, see Ballot-law commission. 

ballots, counting 108 

elimination of squares after write-in 15, 16 

primary 15, 16 

town, see Non-partisan ballot system. 

biennial, ballots, form of 13, 14 

Portsmouth 410, 411 

(see also other topics hereunder). 

checklists, complaints as to irregularities 16, 17 

filing original, state library 131 

sessions for correction 113-115 

time for posting 113 

use with non-partisan ballot 31 

voters moving from town 271, 272 

delegates to state convention, number 120, 121 

Manchester 417, 418, 425-427, 439 

Portsmouth 410, 41 1 

presidential electors 14 

primary ballots, form 15, 16 

date 181 



450 Index [1943 

Elections, recount, time for filing application 2, 3 

representatives to general court 109 

supervisors, temporary disqualification 58, 59 

transfer cards 271, 272 

town, appointment assistant officers 36 

ballots, see Non-partisan ballot system. 

voters, names illegally on, or kept from checklist 16, 17 

qualifications, prison sentence 264, 265 

residence 271, 272 

students 264, 265 

temporary absence, effect 264, 265 

United States service, effect 264, 265 

transfer cards vi'hen moving 271, 272 

voting machines, board of examiners 142, 143 

penalty for injuring 142, 143 

use at elections 143 

Electric wiring installations, regulations 148 

Elk, no open season 17, 18 

Embalmers, see Funeral directors. 

Emergency defense fund, appropriation 299, 328 

legislation, see War emergency. 

state department, appropriation 253, 254 

town notes or bonds, extension of act 95 

Eminent domain, war housing authority 192, 193 

Employers liability and workmen's compensation, see Workmen's 

compensation. 
Employment, hours of labor, see Labor. 

veterans preferences 275, 276 

workmen's compensation, see Workmen's compensation. 

Estate taxes, equitable apportionment in certain cases 252, 253 

jurisdiction of probate court 253 

Evacuations in war time 102 

Exits in public buildings 217-220 

Factor's liens, see Liens of factors. 

Factory inspection, appropriation 305, 334 

Farm Security Administration, medical service plans 243 

Fees, attachment, service of 71 

library 129 

Alanchester primary 426 

probate records furnished to attorney general 261, 262 

town clerk, recording 231 

vital statistics, copies 278, 279 

writs, service of 71 

Fiduciaries, administrators, trustees, conservators or guardians . . . 281, 282 

compensation of, substituted 281 

in military service, procedure for relief 281, 282 

incompetent veterans 137 



1943] Index 451 

Fiduciaries, power of courts 281 

public trusts 259-261 

removal ^^ 

security to furnish ^^ 

taxes, estate ^-^^ 

terms defined 2°^ 

Fiduciary defined '^"^ 

Financial responsibilty, motor vehicle, exceptions 245 

procedure after accident . . 118, 119 

suspension of licenses 119, 245 

Fines, disposition of 2/9 

Fire district, exemption from liability in time of emergency 100 

hazards, electric wiring installation 148 

lightning rodding 255, 230 

notice to repair dangerous buildings 148 

regulations by firewards 147, 148 

selectmen, regulations 148 



inspection in war time 



101 



prevention, state appropriation 304, 333 

protection for buildings of public assembly, appeals 222 

capacity of rooms 222 

exits 217-220 

fire appliances . . 221 

flame proofing . . 217 

inspections 221 

licenses 216,217 

penalties 222 

stairways 220, 221 

words defined . . . 215, 216 

in time of war 100, 101 

Firemen's aid relief fund, women included in benefits 246 

Relief Association, grant 303, 332 

retirement board, appropriation 323, 353 

Firewards, issuance of licenses for public buildings 215-217, 221 

regulations as to fire hazards 147, 148 

Fireworks, sale and use, definitions 88, 89 

enforcement 89 

exceptions 89 

penalties 90 

permits for public displays 90 

prohibited sales 89 

time act takes effect 90 

Fiscal agent, Coos county, see Coos county. 

year, town and village districts 204 

Fish and game, animals, game, protected 18 

conservation officers, powers of arrest in Massa- 
chusetts or Maine 20, 21 

department appropriation 323, 324, 353, 354 



452 Index [1943 

Fish and game, fish screens, appropriations 267 

refuge. Bear Brook area 225, 226 

rules and regulations 178 

rearing station. Summer brook, Ossipee 248 

(see also special topics). 

Fishing and hunting licenses, poll tax prerequisite 58 

war-time, to members armed forces . 258, 259 

in boundary waters, reciprocal agreements for arrests 20, 21 

sale of fresh water smelt for bait 178 

violations, arrests for 20, 21 

Fiske, Catherine, legacy, benefit state hospital 293 

Flame proof materials, use in public buildings 217 

Flight strip highways for war emergency 157, 158 

Food and drug act, see Meat products, adulteration. 

investigation in time of war 97, 98 

investigations by state board 164, 165 

Forest resources of state, study 362, 363 

Forestry and recreation commission, department appropriation . . . 303, 304 

332-334 

Echo lake area, maintenance 224 

membership 209 

term of office 49, 209 

Forms, acknowledgments 139-142 

Franklin & Tilton Railroad, corporation dissolved 406 

Fraternal benefit societies, beneficiaries 106 

charitable funds 106 

distribution of funds 107 

juvenile benefits 107 

not affected by medical service corpora- 
tion law 245 

Funeral directors and embalmers, reinstatement of licenses to men 

in service 35 

Gasoline tax, see Motor vehicle road toll. 
General court, see Legislature. 

funds, see State funds, general. 

Glidden, Herbert C., estate, in favor of 357, 358 

Goffstown village fire precinct, commissioners, election 404 

term of office 404 

powers 404 

Goodwin, E. Charles, Community Center, Claremont 401, 414, 415 

Governor and council, appointment interim committees, see Interim 
committees. 

appropriation 299, 328 

capital improvements, to direct 267 

classification of state employees, adoption . . 206, 207 

modifications 207 

rules 208 



1943] Index 453 

Governor and council, highways, limited access, to locate 110 

purchasing agent, appointment 27 

special poll tax collections, powers 286 

state officials, adjustment of terms of office 48 

vacancies 48 

veterans council, appointment 274 

wildlife exhibit in state house, to provide . . 359 

Governor, member board of education ex officio 39 

health ex officio 19 

war powers, see War powers. 

Grade crossings, Dalton, Whitefield, appropriation 357 

Grafton, election legalized 400 

Grand Army of the Republic, grant 302, 332 

Granite State Dairymen's Association, appropriation 301, 330 

Deaf Mute Mission, appropriation 302, 332 

Great Bay development, study continued 368 

Greenfield, election legalized 399 

Groton, highways, appropriation for repairs 365 

Guardians of incompetent veterans, see Veterans. 
(see also Fiduciaries). 

Hairdressers board, department appropriation 223, 353 

reinstatement of licenses to persons in service 35 

vacancies in office 48, 49 

Hampton Academy, si'c Hampton Proprietary School. 

Harbor toll liridge, appropriation extended 33 

Proprietary School in, name changed to The Hampton 

Academy and High School 419, 420 

sea wall, appropriation extended 33 

Hares and rabbits, open season for taking 70 

Hay and fodder, motor vehicles transporting, width 156 

Health laboratories, bulletin 165, 166 

contracts for outside services 165 

food and drug investigations 164, 165 

reimbursement for services 165 

water supply inspection 165 

local lioards, towns on Squam lake, powers S7 

state department, appropriation 317, 318, 346, 347 

child care standards 22 

established 19 

membership of board . 19 

vacancies 19, 48 

personnel, appointment 20 

seal 19 

state health officer 19, 20 

salary 296, 297 

tuberculous indigent patients, care 74 

vital statistics, see Vital statistics. 



454 Index [1948 

High schools, discontinuance 51 

military drill, see Military drill. 

Highway commissioner annual reports 284 

vacancy in office 48, 49 

construction bonds, see Bonds. 

damaged by cloudburst, repair 365 

defined 70, 77, 169 

flight strip for war emergency 157, 158 

funds, charges against 315, 2,22,, 352, 355 

limited access, authority to layout 110 

regulation of traffic Ill 

service roads Ill 

taking land for Ill 

maintenance, class I and II 169, 170 

powers of governor in time of war 101, 102 

right of access to ". 94 

secondary, see Secondary highway system. 

state aid construction suspended for war duration 168 

telegraph lines, wires and conduits 171-174 

town, discontinuance, procedure 94 

right of access 94, 95 

Hill, annual meeting legalized 421 

Hillsboro Guaranty Savings Bank, special depositors 416 

trustees, number 416, 417 

powers 416, 417 

Hillsborough Bridge special school district, boundaries 417 

county commissioners, salaries 288 

{see also County commissioners). 

probate office, clerk hire 74, 75 

Horse racing, see Racing. 

Horticultural Society, New Hampshire, appropriation 301, 330 

Hospital service corporations, foreign, reciprocity 168, 169 

House boats, Squam lake, prohibition 57 

Housing center, war, municipality may aid 167 

war workers, aid from federal government 197, 198 

commissioners, appointment 188 

qualifications 188, 189 

removal 189, 190 

cooperation of municipalities 198-200 

creation of authorities by municipality 188 

declaration of necessity 186, 187 

definitions 187, 188 

eminent domain proceedings 192 193 

exemption of property from execution sale 197 

issuance of bonds 193-196 

loans from municipality 200 

planning and zoning laws 193 

powers of authority 190, 191 



1943] Index 455 

Housing, war workers, reports to city or town clerk 200 

tax exemption and payments in lieu of taxes 198 

termination of act 201 

Industrial school, appropriation 267, 308, 309, 338, 339 

Insect and plant disease control, appropriation 302, 331 

Insurance commissioner, department appropriation 305, 334 

hospital service, reciprocity conditions . . . 168, 169 

lightning rods, licenses 255 

medical service, duties 239-245 

sale of securities, duties 150, 151 

vacancy in office 48, 49 

deputy commissioner, salary increase 290, 291, 296 

domestic casualty companies, legal investments 235, 236 

hospital service, foreign 168, 169 

life, sec Standard non-forfeiture law; Standard valua- 
tion law. 

medical service corporations 238-245 

motor vehicle, see Financial responsibility. 

personal property floater risks 156, 157 

purposes of incorporation 156, 157 

revocation of certificate by commissioner 149 

sale of securities, see Sale of securities. 

unauthorized 149 

Interim committees and commissions, field services, state 367, 368 

high schools, military drill . . 364 
recreational property, war 

injured 366 

soil erosion 368, 369 

state trust funds 365, 366 

taxation growing wood and 

timber 361, 362 

workmen's remedial care . . 298 

Interment of dead human bodies, permit for 224 

Interstate Bridge Authority, see Maine-New Hampshire. 

Interstate transportation of paupers, law repealed 159, 160 

Jafifrey, Poole legacy, acceptance and administration 402 

Junior college degrees, granting 400, 408 

Justice of the peace, acknowledgment of instruments, see Uniform 
acknowledgment law. 

Kecnc armory, repairs 367 

teachers college, appropriation 316, 345 

Kimball, Joseph, legacy for benefit state hospital 293 

Labor, department appropriation 305, 334 

hours of, females and minors 38 



456 Index [1943 

Labor, minimum wage, see Minimum wage compact. 

veterans preferences 275, 276 

wages, exemption from trustee process 37, 38 

workmen's compensation, see Workmen's compensation. 

Laconia state school, appropriation 309, 310, 339, 340 

Law enforcement agencies, fire protection laws, enforcement 216, 222 

Laws, construction of statutes as to public officials 48 

Revised, see Revised Laws. 
Session, see Session Laws. 

suspension or modification in war time 97 

uniform, see Uniform acknowledgment law. 

Layout of highways 1 10, 111 

Lebanon Center Precinct Fire Department, meetings 435, 436 

Water Works, election commissioner 436 

first meeting corporation 435 

Legal investments, municipal capital reserves 228 

savings banks 235, 236 

state trust funds 294 

Legislature, apportionment of representatives 42-46 

appropriation 298, 328, 368 

basis for apportionment 46 

employees, mileage and transportation 297 

representatives, apportionment 42-46 

travel allowances 18 

vacancies 109 

Libraries, free public, state aid 130, 131 

Library commission, state, acceptance federal aid 131 

appointment 127 

appropriations 307, 336 

assistant librarian 129 

county reports, filing 131 

fees, fines, disposition 129 

functions of library 128, 129 

librarian, state 129 

library building 130 

publications 130 

reports filed with 131, 132 

rules and regulations 129 

tenure of office 128 

town reports, filed 131 

transfer of appropriation 133 

Licensee in armed forces, reinstatement of license from state boards 34, 35 

Lien, household furniture 246 

of factors on merchandise and assignment of accounts re- 
ceivable : 

bills receivable 232, 233 

certificate of discharge 232 

common law lien 233 



1943] INDEX 457 

Lien of factors on mcrcliandise and assignment of accounts re- 
ceivable: 

construction of act 

definitions 

factors election of remedy '^J'^ 

fees to town clerks 

posting of sign at location of merchandise 230, 231 

recording of notice 7,0 9^^ 

requirements for '^•^^' '^^^ 

personalty, recording discharge 

{see also Conditional sales). 
Life insurance, see Insurance. 
Lightning rods, bond to be filed with insurance commissioner .... ^^-^ ^^_0 

prerequisites for license __ '^^ 

suit on bond for recovery 2dd, 2o6 

Limitation, statute of .■■'."' ^r.-. 

Liquor and alcoholic beverages, certificate of approval, limitation /»^ 

Sunday sales prohibited ^_ ^^ 

commission, department appropriation ^26, 3dd, 3^6 

employees, veterans preference 27?,^ ^/o 

laws, penalties for violations ' ' 

local option for sale of j7 'a^ 

price mark eliminated on bottles ' ■_ 

recount on question of local option .„ ' .' 

47 48 
sale of, in state stores ' 

Littleton water works, commissioners, compensation 

meetings ^" 

vacancies ^^^ 

Livestock, transportation, by motor vehicle, exceptions 249 

license 248 

penalty 249 

sale, bill of 249 

care during shipment ^■^^ 

,,.,,,. ., 160, 161 

Lobsters, legal limit ' 

Long Island recreational area, see Aloultonborough. 

Lunacy commission of, name changed to commission of mental 

health ^^2 

Maine, lx)undary line fishing violations ^v , -i 

Maine-New Hampshire bridge authority, disposal of real estate . . 35, 36 

motor vehicles, exempt 

from fees 135, 136 

Manchester armory, repairs, appropriation 365 

charter, provisions repealed as to elections '127 

elections, city, nomination papers '139 

primary, application of laws 426 

ballots •125, 426 

city clerk, duties 425 



458 Index [1943 

Alanchester elections, primary, date 425 

declarations of candidacy 425, 426 

filing fees 426 

nominating petitions 426 

recount of ballots, counting 426, 427 

declaration .... 427 
membership o f 

board 426 

notice 426 

voting, absentee 417, 418 

employees, sick leave 437, 438 

vacations without loss of pay 418 

housing authority 200, 201 

police force, days of rest 436, 437 

Markets, bureau of, appropriation 301, 331 

Marlow, election legalized 398, 399 

Marriage certificates, blood test records 57 

records, fees for copies 278, 279 

penalty for altering 279 

preserving 378 

Massachusetts, boundary line fishing violations, reciprocal laws .... 20, 21 
Mayor, Berlin, see Berlin. 

housing authority commission to appoint 188 

Nashua, see Nashua. 

McDonough, Maria, in favor of 360, 361 

Meat products, what is adulteration 71, 72 

Medical service corporations, agents, license required 240, 241 

annual reports 244 

contract, form of 241 

definitions 238 

. examinations by insurance commis- 
sioner 244 

incorporation 239 

laws not affected 244, 245 

license requirements 239, 240 

liquidation or merger 244 

management 242, 243 

physicians participating 243, 244 

rates, approval 242 

Medical society, New Hampshire, nomination of directors of 

service corporation 242 

Medicine, board of registration, appropriation 317, 347 

Merchandise, see Liens of factors. 

Merrimack county probate office, clerk hire 74, 75 

Mileage allowances, legislature, employees 297 

members 18 

state employees 109 

Milford Home for Aged Women, property holding limitation 418, 419 



1943] Index 459 

Military drill, high schools, interim commiltej to study 364, 365 

organizations, grant 302, 332 

service, acknowledgment oi written instruments 141, 142 

bonus, see Bonus, war service. 

effect on voting qualifications 264, 265 

fiduciaries in, appointment of successor 281, 282 

fish and game licenses, war time 258, 259 

N. H. Troubadour to be sent 363 

operation of motor vehicles without license 283, 284 

paroled prisoners, suspension of supervision 52 

poll tax exemptions 249, 250 

power of attorney in case of death of principal . . 234, 235 

reinstatement of professional licenses after service 34, 35 

state employees . 105, 106 

suspension of supervision, state prison parolees . . 52 

unemployment compensation 66, 67 

(see also Veterans). 

uses, limited access highways 110, 111 

Milk control, department appropriation 314, 343 

^Minimum wage, appropriation 305, 334 

compact, abrogated 210 

effective date 210 

]\Iinors, adoption, see Adoption of minors. 

authority to make wills 135 

hours of labor 38 

Misdemeanors, persons riding in public conveyances 179 

Moderator, assistant, appointment for elections 36 

Mortgage moratorium, war emergency, false statements, penalty. . 93 

petition 90, 91 

powers of court 91, 92 

redemption proceedings . . 91, 92 

witnesses, attendance 93 

personal property, see Conditional sales. 

Mortuary funds, held by fraternal benefit societies 107 

(see also Death; Funeral directors). 

Motion pictures, time for performances on Sunday 56 

Motor boats, fuel for 87, 88 

vehicle, accidents, suspension of licenses 118, 119, 245 

appropriation, department 325, 355 

chauffeur license, age limit 21, 22 

commissioner, vacancy in office 48, 49 

financial responsibility, see Financial responsibility. 

free registration certificates 135, 136 

length, limitations 156 

livestock, transportation, see Livestock. 

nonresident, defined 273 

reciprocal operation without registra- 
tion 236 

suspension of laws 236 



460 Index [1943 

Motor vehicle, number plates 3 

officials, deputy commissioner 185 

director o£ safety 185 

road toll administrator 185, 186 

operation of, by members of armed services 283, 284 

revocation of licenses 284 

road toll law, bonds required of distributor 78, 79 

cancellation of licenses 80, 81 

common and contract carriers, re- 
ports 81, 82 

definitions 76-78 

disposal of revenue 87, 88 

exemptions 78 

hearings before commissioner 82, 83 

inspection of records 82, 83 

licenses for distributors 78 

penalties 81, 83, 86 

purpose of toll 78 

rate of toll 78 

refunds 83, 84 

reports to motor vehicle commis- 
sioner 79, 80, 81, 82 

^ rules and regulations, power to make 86, 87 
suits for recovery of tolls illegally 

collected 85 

toll payments in default 83 

transfer of business 83 

records and personnel 

from treasury 87 

users of fuel other than motor fuel 85, 86 
transporting livestock, see Motor vehicle, livestock. 

loose hay and fodder 156 

width requirements 156 

Moultonborough, Long Island recreational area 237 

Mount Washington Observatory, grant 303, Z2>2 

Alt. Sunapee tramway, appropriation extended 223 

Municipal budget, city, public hearings 178, 179 

law, application to village districts 112 

limitation on appropriations 112, 226 

court, original jurisdiction 285 

vacancy in office justice, jurisdiction of another 

court 285 

writs, sheriff fees for service 71 

employees, retirement plans, study 272, 272) 

probation officers, see Probation, 
reserve funds, see Capital reserves. 

war housing centers, aid for 167 

{see also Housing), 

water works, small, exemption from reports 144 



1943] Index 461 

Municipality, bounties, reimbursement for payment 292 

liability for support of delinquent children 34 

purchases by state purchasing agent 28 

voting machines for use at elections 1-^2, 143 

(see also City; Town). 

Names changed by probate court 3/0-390 

superior court 390-395 

commission of lunacy to commission of mental 

health 1(^2 

Proprietary School in Hampton to The Hampton 

Academy and High School 419, 420 

Weare reservoir to Lake Horace 108 

Nashua armory, repairs, appropriation 365 

employees, retirement system 438, 439 

benefits 438, 439 

establishment 438 

exemption from attachment. 439 

interpretation of act 439 

mayor, salary 434, 435 

New Durham, election legalized 398 

New Hampshire Conference Seminary, see Tilton School. 

Historical Society, copies of town reports filed . . 131 
Horticultural, see Horticultural, 
seed law, see Seeds, agricultural and vegetable. 
Sheep Breeders, sec Sheep Breeders Association. 
(see also State). 

Newport refunding bonds 427, 428 

supervisors, sessions for correction checklist 115 

Non-partisan ballot system, authority for town to adopt 29 

ballots, form 31 

checklists 31 

fees 29, 30 

nominating petitions 30, 31 

officers to be elected 29 

recounts 32 

school districts 32, 33 

village districts 32, 33 

Notary public, acknowledgments 138 

Number plates, motor vehicle, see Motor vehicle. 

Offenses against the police of towns, by persons riding in pul)lic 

conveyances 179 

(see also Liquor laws). 

Old age assistance, additional grant 289, 290 

biennium appropriation 319, 348 

Home Week Association, grant 302, 332 

Omnibus bill 369, 370 



462 Index [1943 

Optometry, board of, appropriation 323, 353 

reinstatement of licenses of men in service. . 35 

term of office 186 

Pari mutuel pools, see Racing, horse. 

Parole from state prison 118 

state board, legal custody of prisoners 53 

Parolee, state prison, suspension of supervision for men in service 52 

Paupers, interstate transportation 159, 160 

Pembroke, taking deer 183, 184 

Personalty, conditional sales, see Conditional sales. 

Pharmacy commission, department appropriation 322, 352 

reinstatement of licenses of men in service 35 
Physicians, see Medical service corporations. 

Pierce, Franklin, homestead, appropriation 306, 336 

Pine blister rust, appropriation 304, 333 

Planning and development commission, department appropriation 320, 349, 350 

Great Bay improvement 

study 368 

ski traffic, to study 222, 223 

study of businesses injured 

by war 366 

Trovibadour, sent to serv- 
ice men 363 

vacancies in office 48, 49 

Plymouth teachers college, appropriation 316, 345 

Poles, public utility, in highways, procedure for erecting 171-174 

joint use 37 

Police, local, see Law enforcement, 
state, see State police. 

Policemen's retirement board, appropriation 323, 353 

Political conventions, state, number of delegates 120, 121 

Poll taxes, application of laws 288 

military service exemption 249, 250 

prerequisite for fishing license 58 

special assessment for war service bonus 286 

veterans exemption 249, 250, 288 

Poole, Alice W., gift to town of Jaffrey 402 

Porcupines, bounties, amount 292 

effective date of act 292 

Portsmouth, absentee voting 413, 414 

biennial election 410, 411 

application of laws 411 

appraisers 41 1 

canvass of votes 411 

education, board of 41 1 

other officials 410, 41 1 



1943] INDEX 463 

Portsmouth, officials, term of office 410, 411 

1944 election 410 

registrars of voters, certifications filed with city clerk 420, 421 

sessions of board 420, 421 

{see also Elections), 

school teachers and employees, disability retirement • . 409, 410 

Presidential electors, checklist filed at state library 131 

form of ballots 14 

Primary, see Elections. 

Prison, state, appropriation 267, 312, 313, 342 

deficiency appropriation 4 

industries, appropriation j23, 3b3 

technical adviser, expenses 359 

prisoners, final discharge after military service .... 52 

legal custody 53 

reports 52 

sentences, release for good conduct 118 

suspension of supervision 52 

{see also Parole). 
Probate court, administration proceedings, see Administration. 

adoption of minors, jurisdiction 175-177 

apportionment estate taxes 252, 253 

appropriation 300, 329 

fiduciaries 281, 282 

names changed by 370-390 

veterans administration 137 

register, adoption petitions and reports forwarded 175, 176 

clerk hire, see County probate offices. 

public trusts, information to attorney general .... 261, 262 

Probation department, appropriation 314, 344 

investigations 176, 177 

officers, appointment 13 

supervision over municipal officers 13 

Process, service of, see Service of process. 

Property, disposition of, by will 135 

personal, see Personalty. 

private, taking under war powers act 98-100 

real, see Real estate. 
Public assembly, places of, see Fire protection in pulilic buildings, 
buildings, see Buildings, public. 

library commission, agency abolished and duties transferred 133 
officials, see State officials. 

service commission, department appropriation 321, 350 

funds from motor vehicle road tolls . . 88 

railroad corporations 116 

reports from municipal water works . . 144 
transfer of part interest in poles by 

utilities 37 



464 Index [1943 

Public trusts, see Trusts, public, 
utilities, poles, see Poles. 

welfare, adoption of minors, investigations 175-177 

burial expenses, indigent veterans 145, 146 

department appropriations 291, 292, 318, 319, 348, 349 

establishment of standards for day care of children 22 

records, destruction of certain 17 

transfer of appropriation for tuberculous patients 74 
(see also Old Age assistance), 
works, bond requirements, sec Bonds, public works. 

Purchasing agent, state, appointment 27 

competitive bidding for purchases 28 

department appropriation 305, 335 

duties 27, 28 

office and assistants 27 

departments, city 119, 120 

Publicity, state, appropriation after the war 320, 350 

Rabbits, see Hares and rabbits. 

Racing commission, department appropriation 325, 355 

horse, pari mutuel pools extended for two years 117 

Railroad corporations, acquisition of other railroads 116, 117 

Boston & Maine, corporate powers 409 

Franklin & Tilton, dissolved 406 

leases 116, 117 

livestock, transportation, care required .... 134 

rights under lease of another corporation. . 116, 117 

taking by state as war emergency 98, 99 

transferor corporation, stockholders, right. . 116, 117 
(see also Common and contract carriers). 

Real estate, assessment for taxation, requirements 39, 205, 206 

mortgage moratorium, see Mortgage. 

taking by state in war emergency 98-100 

taxation, exemption, disabled veterans 251 

military service 251 

interest 65, 66 

inventory blanks 205, 206 

notice of tax sale 39, 40, 181, 182 

record of invoice 39 

redemption 65, 183 

sales for taxes 40, 65, 66, 181-183 

selectmen record of invoice 39 

wood and timber, separation from land 205, 206 

Reciprocal laws, fishing in boundary waters 20, 21 

motor vehicle operation 236 

Recount of ballots, biennial elections 2, 3 

Manchester primary 426, 427 

non-partisan system in towns 32 



1943] Index 465 

Recreation, forestry and, see Forestry. 

Recreational areas. Bear Brook ^^> ^^ 

Echo Lake 224 

Long Island, Moultonborough 237 

businesses, injured through war conditions 366 

Referees, appropriation 300, o29 

Regional development associations, appropriation 320, 350 

Register of deeds, record of tax sales 40, 182, 183 

probate, see Probate, register of. 

Representatives to Generar Court, apportionment 42-46 

basis for 46 

mileage allowances IS 

vacancies, filling 109 

(see also Legislature). 
Retirement systems, Concord employees, see Concord. 

firemen, se'e Firemen retirement board. 

Nashua employees, see Nashua. 

policemen's, see Policemen's retirement board. 

report of, 1945 legislature 272 

public officials, municipal 272, 273 

state, study by interim committee 272, 273 

teachers', see Teachers retirement system. 
Revised Laws, amended, repealed, etc. 

chapter 5, shore and beach commission 49 

s. 1, commission 177 

7, new s. 34-a, construction of statutes 48 

9, s. 15, travel for legislators 18 

s. 16, computation of travel IS 

JT. 17, legislature 297 

10, s. 13, books and reports 132 

14, ss. 6 to 15, incl. repealed 28 

new chapter 14- A, purchasing agent 27, 28 

15, ss. 1 to 47, state library commission 127-131 

s. 59, town library trustees 131, 132 

17, s. 34, state hospital 162 

21, s. 11, secretary of state 291 

22, new i'. S-a, working capital 28 

J. 22, salary 296 

new .y. 40, revenue road toll 87 

new .f. 41, exception 87, 88 

23, comptroller 49 

s. 14, comptroller 109 

24, .V. 1, attorney general 49 

new ss. 13-a to 13-n, public trusts 259-262 

s. 14, assistant attorney general 49, 50 

J. 20, solicitors 50, 184, 185 

27, .9.f. 24 to 33, application 224 

s. 40, planning commission 49 

new s. 42-a, ski traffic 222, 223 



466 Index [1943 

Revised Laws, amended, repealed, etc. 

chapter 31, s. 8, legal voters 271, 272 

.$■. 10, voting qualifications 264, 265 

32, checklists . .- 31 

s. 4, supervisors 58 

new^ s. 4-a, disqualification 58, 59 

i'. 5, posting checklists 113 

s. 6, sessions for correction 113, 114 

new J. 6-a, large towns 114 

new J-. 6-b, cities 114, 115 

new ^. 12-a, checklists 16, 17 

J. 13, certification of list 115 

J. 16, corrections 114, 115 

33, s. 4, primary date 181 

s. 5, political conventions 120, 121 

J. 29, primary ballots 15, 16 

s. 59, state conventions 14, 15 

s. 97, ballot-law commission 1 

34, application of 31, 32 

.y. 3, biennial election 13, 14 

J. 7, form of ballots 14 

s. 8, form of ballots 16 

J". 52, marking ballots 14 

^. 60, absentee voting 24 

s. 61, I, II, ballots 24 

s. 61, III, IV, oaths 24, 25, 26 

J. 65, procedure in voting 26 

s. 69, defects 26, 27 

J. 79, ballots 108 

s. 89, Australian system 32 

ss. 95 to 101, elections 32 

new s. 90-a, assistant officials 36 

s. 102, application of provisions 32 

s. KM, election recounts 2 

new s. 112, non-partisan ballot system 29, 30 

new J. 113, officers 29, 30 

new s. 114, filing, fees 29, 30 

new s. 115, nominating petitions 30 

new s. 116, number of petitions 30, 31 

new s. 117, form of ballots 31 

new s. 118, paper 31 

new s. 119, check-lists 31 

new s. 120, application of laws 31, 32 

new s. 121, change of system 32 

new s. 122, option 32 

40, ss. 3, 4, apportionment of representatives 42-46 

new J. 4-a, basis of representation 46 

s. 6, representatives 109 



1943] Index 467 

Revised Laws, amended, repealed, etc. 

2 
chapter 45, county elections 

47, J. 27, county commissioners 166, 211, 212, 257, 280, 288 

51, s. 4, new XXXII, town appropriations 40, 41 

J. 5, special town meetings 46, 47 

s. 22, trustees trust funds 95, 96 

s. 28, compensation "6 

new s. 32-a, town by-laws 208, 209 

s. 92, fiscal year 204 

52, s. 4, town budgets 1 12, 226 

new J. 5-a, committees Il2 

56, J. 1, water works 144 

59, J. 5, town clerks 132, 133 

J. 30, bonds 1^0 

s. 32, tax collector 179, 180 

new s. 32-a, vacancy 1°^ 

s. 37, liability 180, 181 

s. 42, tax commission ISO 

62, new J. 9-a, city budget 178, 179 

63, ^j. 2, 3, 4, application 411 

65, new s. 16, city purchasing department 119, 120 

68, J-^. 9, 10, burials 225 

70, village districts 32, 33 

J. 4, village districts 121 

J. 21, annual meetings 121, 122 

72, s. 2, Long Island 237 

73, s. 2, poll taxes 249, 288 

J. 4, definitions 249, 250 

s. 5, military service 250 

s. 29, service exemption 2^1 

75, s. 3, inventory blanks 205, 206 

76, J. 4, tax invoice 20j 

77, s. 5, tax records 39 

J-. 8, repealed 39 

s. 11, interest on taxes 65 

80, s. 19, tax sales 39, 40, 181, 182 

s. 20, report 182 

J. 24, report of sale 40, 182 

s. 27, redemption of land 65 

.V. 28, redemption 182, 183 

s. 29, record 40, 182 

s. 30, subsequent tax 65, 66 

new s. 46, definition 183 

88, estate taxes 252 

new chapter 88-A, estate taxes 252, 253 

90, s. 1, highways defined 70 

93, highways 1 1 1 

new chapter 93- A, limited access highways 110, 111 



468 Index [1943 

Revised Laws, amended, repealed, etc. 

chapter 95, ^. 1, discontinuance of highway 94 

new s. 1-a, right of access 94, 95 

99, s. 2, highway commissioner 49 

s. 18, report 284 

s. 24, state highways 172 

J. 24, II, highways 169 

100, highways 110 

s. 10, reconstruction 169, 170 

s. 21, repealed 170 

ss. 22, 23, highways 168 

^. 35, secondary highways 54 

^•. 38, class II highways 168 

113, .$■. 2, telegraph lines 171, 172 

s. 5, returns 174 

J. 9, repealed 174 

115, s. 1, motor vehicle commissioner 49 

s. 1, XVII, nonresident 273 

new s. 4-a, assistants 185, 186 

1 16, J. 7, number plates 3 

s. 30, suspended 236 

s. 31, suspended 236 

s. 32, suspended 236 

s. 33, suspended 236 

J. 34, suspended 236 

s. 35, suspended 236 

s. 38, suspended 236 

117, .y. 16, suspended 22 

118, J. 10, interstate bridge authority 135, 136 

s. 19, accidents 118 

119, ^. 1, number plates 3 

s. 38, motor vehicle width 156 

120, new chapter, motor vehicle road toll 76-87 

122, .9. 5, accidents 118, 119 

new .V. 5-a, exceptions 245 

J. 9, suspension of license 119 

124, s. 16, burial expenses soldiers 145, 146 

s. 27, repealed 159, 160 

125, s. 14, repealed 159, 160 

126, new s. 3-a, destruction of records 17 

s. 25, repealed 274 

127, abandoned children 175 

130, s. 22, boarding houses for children 21 

132, new s. 13-a, maintenance of children 34 

134, i-. 1, state board of education 38, 39 

s. 39, vocational education 133, 134 

135, s. 44, schools 316, 346 



1943] Index 469 

Revised Laws, amended, repealed, etc. 

chapter 136, teachers retirement board 49 

s. 15, retirement system 277 

138, s. 21, appeal 211 

J. 25, scholars 211 

N s. 34, high schools, discontinuance 51 

145, state police 49 

146, J. 5, council of defense 51 

147, s. 1, health department 19 

J. 2, state board 19 

J. 3, organization 19 

J. 4, state health officer 19, 20 

.y. 14, state health officer 297 

new chapter 149, state laboratories 164-166 

153, .$■. 4, state sanatorium 74 

157 J. 2, hairdressers board 49 

158, barbers board 49 

164, .$■. 3, adulteration 71, 72 

new VII, meat products 71, 72 

168, s. 51, interment 224, 225 

169, housing 201 

170, ^.v. 7, 8, assistants 275 

J'. 10, liquor 275 

.<•. 16, packaging 47, 48 

s. 44, local option 2, 3 

.V. 48, violations 55 

s. 49, liquor 275 

-v. 51, preferences 275, 276 

new s. 60-a, Sunday sales 283 

new .?•. 78-a, restrictions 283 

s. 86, penalties 55, 56 

171, s. 2, payments to state 117 

s. 15, horse racing 117 

172, s. 1, athletic commission 48, 49 

175, s. 13, fire protection 147, 148 

new J. 17-a, selectmen, powers 148 

J. 18, notice to repair 148 

s. 19, penalty 148 

new chapter 179-A, sale and use of fireworks 88, 90 

180, .9. 2, repealed 292 

s. 3, repealed 292 

s. 5, reimbursement 292 

new J. 17-a, dogs 203 

new s. 17-b, exhibition 203 

181, s. 2, capital budget 248 

191, s. 2, lightning rods 255 

s. 3, repealed 255 

.f. 9, bonds 255,256 



470 Index [1943 

Revised Laws, amended, repealed, etc. 

chapter 192, -f. 2, weights and measures 49 

212, s. 1, women, hours of labor 38 

216, workmen's compensation 269, 270 

.f. 16, compensation 160 

new .s". 23-a, loss of property 136 

s. 23, new XXI, compensation 33, 34 

s. 27, compensation 160 

218, s. 1 A, unemployment compensation 66 

J. 2 B; benefits 68, 69 

s. 2 D, benefits 66, 67 

J. 3 C, certain women 67 

s. 3 D, waiting period 67, 68 

s. 6 C, employers accounts 256, 257 

219, s. 4, veterans 275 

new s. 6, registration 275, 276 

new s. 7, definitions 275 

new s. 8, penalty 275 

new chapter 219-A, state veterans council 273, 274 

222, s. 18, University of N. H 308, 337 

s. 23, suspended 54 

223, advisory board, agriculture 49 

.y. 3, commissioner 48, 49 

s. 5, agriculture 290 

new chapter 224, seed law 59-64 

229, J. 53, domestic animals 201 

s. 57, suspended 202 

230, s. 1, transportation 134 

new J. 7, livestock 248 

new J. 8, license 248 

new s. 9, bill of sale 249 

new J. 10, exception 249 

new s. 11, penalty 249 

233, forestry commission 49 

s. 1, commission 209 

234, s. 13, application 53 

235, forest resources 362 

239, tramway bonds 72 

240, new s. 25-a, reciprocal agreements 20, 21 

242, J. 1, elk protected 18 

.y. 2, repealed 17 

J. 3, suspended 276 

J. 4, taking deer .' 183, 184 

s. 7, wild deer 204 

s. 17, hares and rabbits 70 

244, J'. 6, taking beaver 75 

.y. 7, publication of notice 75, 76 

s. 10, prohibition 76 



1943] Index 471 

Revised Laws, amended, repealed, etc. 

chapter 245, .?. 47, lobsters 100, 161 

w. 63, 64, clams 170 

246, s. 11, game refuges 225 

new .$•. 12-a, Bear Brook area 225, 226 

247, J. 4, payment of poll taxes 58 

new s. 22-a, bait 178 

new s. 22-b, rules 178 

250, physicians 238, 243 

252, chiropractic examiners 49 

253, optometry board 186 

255, veterinarian 203 

261, mortgage foreclosure 90 

262, new s. 32-a, liens 245, 246 

new ^. 32-b, penalty 246 

new chapter 262-A, factors liens 230-234 

' 264, mortgages ^ 

s. 26, bonds, public works 262, 263 

.y. 27, notice 263 

new .$■. 27-a, petition 263, 264 

266, .y. 4, water resources 213, 214 

s. 7, contracts 214 

J. 12, reservoirs 214 

272, business corporations 239 

289, .y^f. 7 to 18, reports 144 

s. 27, railroad corporations 116, 117 

.y. 28, public utility leases ^7 

307, J. 1, bank commissioner 48, 49 

310, ,v. 6, I to IV, banks 159 

jr. 12, XIV, savings banks 235, 236 

313, new s. 31-a, banks 161 

s. 37, trust companies 158, 1^9 

314, s. 22, building and loan association 12 

.$-. 24, surplus 12 

.yj. 33, 34, certificates 1- 

J. 35, investment share certificates 12 

321, s. 1, insurance commissioner 49 

s. 7, insurance 290, 291 

322, .r. 1, II, insurance companies 156, 157 

323, new s. 55, insurance 149 

new s. 56, definitions 149 

325, new -f. 72, firemen's aid 246 

new chapter 327-A, standard non-forfeiture law 122-127 

J. 8, insurance 155 

new chapter 327-B, life insurance policies 151-1 n.-i 

328, insurance companies 242 

330, s. 1, livestock 134 



472 Index [1948 

Revised Laws, amended, repealed, etc. 

chapter . 333, s. 13, fraternal benefit societies 106, 107 

J. 25, funds 107 

.y. 80, solvent society 107 

J. 125, limitation 107 

334, hospital service 243 

^. 3, II, hospital service 168 

new ^. 12, reciprocity 168, 169 

new chapter 334-A, medical service corporations 237-245 

336, ^. 16, certifications 150 

s. 17, changes 150 

J. 21, certificates 150, 151 

s. 23, sale securities 150 

^. 24, new registration 151 

337, s. 16, penalties 279 

new s. 17, vital statistics 278 

new J. 18, copies 278 

new s. 19, fees 278, 279 

new J. 20, agencies 279 

new J". 21, disposal 279 

335, s. 23, marriage certificate 57 

s. 25, blood test reports 57 

344, new s. 6-a, bonds 136, 137 

s. 7, income 137 

new .$■. 7-a, notice 137 

s. 9, application 137 

new .$•. 9-a, accounts 137 

345, .?. 1, minors 174, 175 

new ^. 1-a, investigation 175 

s. 2, consent 175, 176 

s. 3, notice 176 

J. 4, waiting period 176 

347, J. 22, probate office clerk hire 74, 75, 171 

350, J. 1, testators 135 

.y. 2, requirements 135 

377, s. 15, municipal courts 285 

379, s. 5, municipal officers 13 

^. 10, probation 176, 177 

380, ^\ 27, sheriffs 279, 280 

J. 28, I, service of process 71 

s. 28, II, attachments 71 

new chapter 382-A, uniform acknowledgment law 138-142 

383, new s. 5, power of attorney 234, 235 

412, s. 21, II, trustee process 37, 38 

429, s. 26, state prison sentences 118 

^. .27, legal custody of prisoners 53 

new ^. 40-a, prisoners 52 



1943] Index 473 

Revised Laws, amended, repealed, etc. 

cliapter 440, s. 1, brawls 179 

J. 2, derisive words 179 

j-. 3, obscenity 179 

j'. 6, indecent exposure 179 

.$■. 14, drunkenness 179 

new s. 17-a, common carriers 179 

442, .$•. 15, disinterments 225 

445, s. 8, transportation of livestock 134 

448, J. 5, Sunday observance 56 

Revised Laws, distribution of copies 146, 147 

Rifles, use in taking deer 183, 184 

Road toll, motor vehicle, see Motor vehicle road toll. 

Rockingham county commissioners, temporary salary increase .... 257 
(see also County commissioners). 

probate office, clerk hire 74, 75, 171 

Roucher, Joseph H., estate, in favor of 360 

Ruml plan of taxation, memorial to Congress 358 

Rumney, repair of certain highways 365 

Rye Beach Village District, playgrounds 407 

powers of 407 

Salary, state employees, see State employees. 

(see also Appropriations 1943-1944; 1944-1945). 

Sale of securities, application for change in license certificate 150 

termination of present licenses 151 

terms of licenses, fiscal year 150, 151 

Sanatorium, state, appropriation 4, 267, 313, 314, 343 

care indigent tuberculous patients 74 

improvements 267 

Sanitation areas, emergency established 103 

Savings banks, legal investments, insurance securities 235, 236 

Saw mills, supervision, appropriation 304, 333 

Scholarships for orphans of war veterans 41, 42 

School, attendance, appeal to state board for transfer 211 

districts, contracts for vocational education 133, 134 

petition for discontinuance of high school 51 

elections, non-partisan ballots 29-33 

high, discontinuance 51 

students, effect on voting qualification 264, 265 

(see also Education). 

Seal, acknowledgment of written instruments 141 

state department of health 19 

Seavey, Ralph F., and others, in favor of 369, 370 

Secondary highway system, change in classification of certain roads 54 

reconstruction 169, 170 

winter maintenance 169 

(see also Highways). 



474 Index [1943 

Secretary of state, department appropriation 306, 335 

notice to other states of reciprocal fishing laws 21 

publish study on field services of state agencies. 367, 368 

Revised Laws, distribution 146, 147 

salary increase 291, 296 

secretary ballot-law commission 1 

Securities, sale of, see Sale of securities. 

Seeds, agricultural and vegetable, analyses 64 

definition of terms 62, 63 

duties, commissioner of agricul- 
ture 63, 64 

exemptions 62, 63 

hearing before adoption of rules 63 

illegal sales 62, 63 

inspections 63 

labeling 60-62 

penalties 62, 64 

publication of analyses 64 

requirements for sale 60-62 

stop orders to prohibit sale 63, 64 

tests authorized 63 

tolerances 63 

unfit, seizure of 64 

Selectmen, bounties 292 

fire protection regulations 148 

posting 148 

fireworks, permits for public displays 89 

housing authority commission, to appoint 188 

issuance licenses for safety of public buildings 215-217, 221 

record of invoice of property taxes 39, 40 

tax collector, vacancy in office to fill 180 

invoices 205 

Service of process, sheriff fees 71 

Session Laws, amended, repealed, etc. 

1810, chapter 18, Hampton School 419, 420 

1852, act of Dec. 29, Tilton 408 

1878, chapter 163, new s. 2-a, Manchester elections 417 

1887, chapter 220, Franklin & Tilton R. R 406 

1889, chapter 202, s. 3, Wolfeboro 404 

J. 4, borrowing money 405 

206, Franklin & Tilton R. R 406 

237, s. 5, Hillsboro Guaranty Savings Bank . . 416 

1891, chapter 12, j. 10, Thompson trust fund 295 

191, Wolfeboro 404 

226, repealed 417 

269, s. 4, Goflf stown 404 

1895, chapter 183, s. 28, Portsmouth 420 

1897, chapter 121, .y. 12, Berlin mayor 413 

s. 14, city officials 412, 413 



1943] Index 475 

Session Laws, amended, repealed, etc. 

1903, chapter 225, s. 1, Berlin maj-or 413 

J. 3, officials 412 

251, Wolfeboro 404 

255, new .y. 4-a, Litttlcton Water Works 397, 398 

1905, chapter 190, Wolfeboro 404 

195, new s. 3-a, Rye Beach Village District ... 407 

1909, chapter 241, .f. 5, Portsmouth 420, 421 

303, .y. 8, St. Mary's Bank 406, 407 

320, J. 1, Berlin 412 

191 1, chapter 327, s. 1, Berlin 413 

1913, chapter 294, s. 2, Milford Home 418 

349, J. 1, Berlin 412 

■ 1915, chapter 312, j. 1, Berlin 412 

1917, chapter 320, s. 1, Berlin 412 

352, J. 1, Manchester police force 436, 437 

1919, chapter 279, s. 1, Manchester 418 

1921, chapter 217, Hillsboro Guaranty Savings Bank 416 

246, repealed 435 

278, s. 1, Manchester 418 

1925, chapter 337, repealed 423 

1927, special session, chapter 1, highways 72 

1929, chapter 41, highway 72, 87 

1931, chapter 126, sinking funds 4, 278 

156, prison industries 359 

272, .y. 1, Portsmouth 409 

1933, chapter 63, .y. 8, emergency notes 95 

140, motor fuels 87 

151, motor fuels ^7 

160, destruction of records 17 

305, St. Mary's Bank 406, 407 

315, Portsmouth 420 

328, Claremont and Newport 115 

339, Portsmouth 411 

new s. 1-a, Portsmouth 413 

1935, chapter 39, emergency notes 95 

94, Cornish bridge 145 

112, repealed 210 

286, Wolfeboro 404 

304, s. 3, Concord police force 396 

1936, chapter 1, highways 72, 87 

4, ,y. 6 (6), interstate bridge authority 35 

1937, chapter 1, emergency notes 95 

1939, chapter 38, emergency notes 95 

137, highways 72, 87 

159, Bang's disease 202 

191, s. 3, Long Island, Moultonboro 237 

206, disability benefits 295 

207, appropriation extended 33 



476 Index [1943 

Session Laws, amended, repealed, etc. 

1939, chapter 214, Revised Laws 147 

221, state hospital 212 

285, VVolfeboro 404 

1941, chapter 8, emergency notes 95 

18, repealed 106 

12, s. 2, Long Island, Aloultonboro 237 

86, appropriation extended ZZ 

87, appropriation extended ZZ 

165, interim commission 272 

177, disability benefits 295 

181, capital budget 266, 269 

190, Mt. Sunapee tramway 223 

218, new s. 4-a, state employees 105, 106 

new s. 6-a, definition of terms 106 

new s. 6-b, non-military service 289 

220, highways 72, 87 

252, grade crossings 357 

283, Portsmouth 420 

290, Portsmouth 409 

306, .?. 8, Lebanon 435 

J. 9, commissioners 436 

J. 12, Lebanon 435, 436 

1943, chapter 15, health department 297 

40, solicitors 184 

63, probate otifices 171 

80, municipal budgets 226 

119, county commissioners 211, 288 

150, county commissioners 288 

170, state employees 290, 291, 296, 297 

173, poll taxes 288 

176, appropriation 290 

charges against 320, 350 

190, s. 3, appropriation 291, 292 

195, county commissioners 288 

254, Claremont 414 

Sheep Breeders' Association, N. H., appropriation 301, 330 

Sheriffs, fees for serving writs and attachments 71 

Shore and beach preservation commission, term of office 49, 177 

vacancies 49 

Sinking funds, state, charges against 4, 278 

Ski traffic, planning commission to confer with agencies 222 

make study 222, 223 

recommend legislation 222, 22Z 

Smelt, fresh water, sale for bait, license required 178 

regulations by director 178 

Snow removal, class I and II highways 169 



1943] Index 477 

Soil erosion, interim committee to stud}' 368, 369 

state agencies to furnish assistance 369 

Soldiers and sailors, see Military service ; Veterans. 

home, appropriation 311, 312, 341 

purchase of supplies 28 

Sports on Sunday 56 

Squam lake, prohibition against house boats 57 

Standard non-forfeiture law, life insurance, adjusted premiums . . . 125, 126 

application of law .... 126 

cash surrender values . 124 
method of calculating 

values 126 

non-forfeiture benefits. 124 

operative date 127 

provisions required . . . 122-124 

Standard valuation law for life insurance, deficiency reserves 155 

insurance commissioner 

powers 151-155 

minimum standards .... 154, 155 

reserves for policies .... 152, 154 

valuation method 153, 154 

State board of parole 53 

bonds, aerial tramway 72, 73 

bonus, war service 287, 288 

bovine tuberculosis 201-203 

capital improvements 267, 268 

deficiency appropriations 212, 213 

emergency war time appropriations 254 

highway construction 72, 73 

protection of 72, 73 

refunding 265, 266 

state hospital 212, 213, 266, 267 

sanatarium 267 

trust funds 293, 294 

convention, political, parties holding 14, 15 

presidential electors, certifying names . . 14, 15 

council of defense, director, assistants 51 

department officials, see State officials. 

departments, field services, interim committee to study 367, 368 

employees, classification plan, administration 207, 208 

establishment 206 

governor and council 206 

limitation on salary increases . . 207 

modifications 207 

no salary reduction 207 

persons affected 206 

repeal of statutes 208 



478 Index [1943 

State employees, classification plan, state employees association, con- 
sultation with 206 

what to include 207 

ordered into non-military service 289 

reinstatement after war service 105, 106, 289 

retirement plan, interim committee 272 

salaries, temporary for war period 247, 290, 291, 297 

appropriation . . 327, 357 

under classification plan 207, 208 

veterans preferences 275, 276 

field services, committee to study 367, 368 

funds, bond issues, see State bonds. 

general, rehabilitation 4, 277, 278 

sinking, see Sinking funds, state. 

guard, appropriation 300, 330 

highways, lines, poles, cables in 171-174 

hospital, appropriations 266, 310, 311, 340, 341 

deficiency 212, 213 

improvements 266 

trust funds 292-294 

trustees to act as commission on mental health 162 

house annex sinking fund, appropriation 323, 353 

appropriation 4, 306, 335 

wildlife exhibit 359 

{see also Buildings and grounds, state). 

institutions, purchases regulated 27 

{see also under names of institutions), 
library commission, see Library commission, state. 

officials, holding beyond state term 49 

reinstatement in state service 105 

terms of office 48-50 

vacancy in office, defined 48 

filling 48 

(see also under names of state officials). 

police, department appropriation 322, 2>2i, 352 

enforcement of motor vehicle road toll law 86, 87 

{see also Law enforcement). 

superintendent, term of office 49 

vacancy 49 

prison, see Prison, state. 

probation department, see Probation. 

publicity, appropriation 320, 350 

sanatorium, see Sanatorium, state, 
school, Laconia, see Laconia state school, 
sinking funds, see Sinking funds, state. 
tax commission, see Tax commission, state, 
treasurer, see Treasurer, state. 

trust funds, administration 294, 295 

bond issue for rehabilitation 293, 294 

custody 295 

interim commission to study 365, 366 



1943] Index 479 

State trust funds, investment, legal 294 

separation of accounts 294, 295 

veterans council, see Veterans council. 

virarehouse, appropriation 267 

working capital 28 

Statutes, construction of, appointment of state officials 48 

(see also Laws). 

St. Mary's Bank, officials, powers and duties 406, 407 

Stock in trade, assessment of, in time of war 110 

Stoneleigh College, conferring of degrees 400 

Strafford county commissioners, expenses 166 

(see •also County commissioners). 

solicitor 184, 185 

Stream flow gauging, appropriation 315, 355 

Sullivan county commissioners, salary 211, 212 

(see also County commissioners). 

probate office clerk hire 171 

Summer brook, Ossipee, appropriation for fish rearing station 248 

Sunday laws, time for opening motion pictures 56 

retail business and sports 56 

sale of alcoholic beverages prohibited . 283 

Superior court, appropriation 299, 300, 329 

complaints, checklists 16, 17 

jurisdiction, claims against bonds on public works . . 263, 264 

high school discontinuance 51 

inspectors of public buildings, appeals . . 222 

trustees in military service 283 

petition to, holding special town meetings 47 

Supervisors of checklist, see Elections. 

Supreme court, appropriation 299, 328 

control of rooms in state library 130 

Suspension of law in emergency 93 

Swearing, prohibited in public conveyances 179 

Tax assessment, stock in trade 110 

wood and timber separate from land 205, 206 

collection, definition of word "day" 183 

collectors, appointment of successor 180 

audits of accounts 179, 180 

bonds ISO 

liability after term of office 180, 181 

notice of tax sale 39, 40, 181-183 

remainder of taxes 180 

removal from office 179, 180 

vacancy in office 179-181 

warrants for unpaid taxes 180 

commission, state, audit of county capital reserve 229 

bond, county treasurer, as custodian reserve 228 



480 Index [1943 

Tax commission, state, chairman, member commission study wood 

and timber 362 

collector's bond, approval 180 

department appropriation 321, 322, 351, 352 

village district, approval emergency appro- 
priations 112 

delinquent property, day defined 183 

duties tax collector 39, 40, 181-183 

notice of sale 39, 40, 181-183 

redemption 65, 66, 183 

reports to register of deeds 182 

(see also Tax, real estate) . 
estate, see Estate taxes. 

exemptions, housing authorities 198 

poll 249, 250, 288 

real estate 251 

growing wood and timber, assessments 205, 206 

commission to study 361, 362 

invoice, selectmen's 39 

poll, see Poll taxes. 

public, apportionment 5-11 

real estate, exemption 251 

interest on unpaid 65 

sale for delinquent 39, 40, 65, 66, 181, 182 

redemption 65, 66, 183 

registry office, reports to 40, 182, 183 

wood and timber separated from land 205, 206 

Taxation, federal, pay-as-you-go plan 358 

recording annual invoice 39, 40 

Taxicabs, town licenses 208 

protection of passengers riding therein 208, 209 

word defined 209 

Teachers colleges, appropriation 316, 345 

Institute Trust Fund, rehabilitation 292, 293, 294 

retirement board, appropriation 323, 353, 361 

term of office 49 

Portsmouth schools 409, 410 

systems, allowances for resignation or dismissal 277 
Telegraph companies, lines in highways, highway com m i s si o n e r 

jurisdiction 172 

maintenance, license for .. 173 
mayor and council, juris- 
diction 172 

permits 172-174 

petitions 172 

procedure for installing . . 171-174 

record of location 174 

return of location 174 

selectmen, jurisdiction .... 172 



1943] Index 481 

Thayer, F. Earl, in favor of 359, 360 

Thompson, Benjamin, trust fund for University, investment 294, 295 

trustees to be con- 
sulted 294 

Tilton School, formerly N. H. Conference Seminary, power to confer 

degrees 408 

Tobacco tax, appropriation 322, 351 

Toll bridge, Cornish, freed 145 

maintenance by state 14d 

Hampton Harbor, extension of appropriation for 23 

interstate, see Alaine-New Hampshire, 
motor vehicle road, see Motor vehicle road toll law. 

Town appropriations, capital reserve funds 227, 228 

limitation 227 

civilian defense 144 

entertainment inductees 40, 41 

reduced 46, 47 

special meetings 46, 47 

bonds or notes, emergency, see Emergency. 

by-laws, clams 1 70 

movies 56 

sports 56 

taxicabs 208, 209 

capital reserve funds, see Capital reserves. 

clerk, assistant, appointment of 36 

bounty, payments 292 

conditional sales mortgage discharge 245, 2-16 

duties under non-partisan ballot system 29-32 

factors liens, discharge 232 

fees for recording 231 

report as to public libraries 132, 133 

veterans, registration for employment 275 

vital statistics, certified copies 278 

fees 27^, 279 

compensation treasurer trustees trust funds 96 

elections Australian ballot system 32 

legalized, Effingham 403 

Grafton 400 

. Greenfield 399 

Marlow 398, 399 

New Durham 398 

Wakefield 399 

Warner 397 

Wilton 397 

non-partisan ballot system 29-33 

(see also Elections). 

ofificers, assistant 36 

voting machines 142, 143 

fiscal vcar 204 



482 Index [1943 

Town highways, discontinuance, procedure 94 

Hnes of poles, cables, etc. in 171-174 

right of access 94, 95 

(sec also Highways). 

library trustees, duties 131, 132 

local health officers, see Health. 

meetings, legalized, Claremont 434 

Cornish 419 

Hill 421 

special, limitations 46, 47 

(see <also Town elections). 

removal of administrative offices, war time 104 

reports, filing 131, 132 

selectmen, see Selectmen. 

supervisors, see Elections, supervisors. 

tax collectors, see Tax collectors. 

trustees, trust funds, custody capital reserves 228 

election by ballot 95, 96 

organization 96 

salary 96 

term of office 96 

treasurer 96 

vacancies 96 

(see also Municipal ; Municipality) . 

Toy firearms, exceptions under law of fireworks 88, 89 

pistols, exemptions as to sale 88 

Tramway, aerial, commission, appropriation 327, 356 

loans to special account for protection bonds 72, 73 

Mt. Sunapee, appropriation 223 

Travel bureau, comptrollers' department appropriation 303, 332 

established 109 

Treasurer, state, bonus payments 286 

custodian trust funds 294 

department appropriation 307, 308, 336, 337 

salary 296 

special poll tax collections, care 286 

transfer of records and personnel, road toll admin- 
istration 87 

working capital 28 

Troubadour N. H., to be sent to service men 363 

Trust companies, loans 158, 159 

limitations 158, 159 

pledge of assets 161 

removal of limitation on U. S. secured obligations 158, 159 

funds, trustees of, municipal, city ordinances 96 

compensation 95, 96 

election 95, 96 

organization 96 



1943] Index 483 

Trust funds, trustees of, municipal, term of office 96 

vacancies 96 

Trustee process, exemptions ^T , 38 

Trustees, in military service, appointment of trustees pro tem 281, 282 

town librarj', powers and duties 131, 132 

trust funds, see Trust funds. Trustees of ; Town trustees. 
Jafifrey, administration of Poole legacy to 

town 402 

{see also Fiduciaries). 

Trusts, public, register of, appropriation 262 

attorney general to establish 259 

clerks 262 

federal aid 262 

fees for documents 261, 262 

hearings 260 

investigations 260 

open to inspection 259, 260 

penalties 260 

probate register, duties 261 

reports 261 

testimonial privilege 261 

words defined 259 

state, see State trust funds. 

Tuberculous persons, aid to, appropriation 318, 347, 348 

transfer of accounts to health depart- 
ment 74 

Tuition, pupils attending approved schools ., 211 

Tweedy, Lucy W., in favor of 360 

Unemployment compensation, amount of benefits 68, 69 

base period defined 66 

employers accounts, credits 256, 257 

military service, employment after ... 66, 67 

pregnant women 67 

waiting period 67, 68 

Uniform acknowledgment law, authentication 140, 141 

execution of certificates 140 

form of certificates 139, 140 

justice of the peace 138, 139 

married women 139 

notary public 138, 139 

optional provisions 138 

persons in armed forces 141, 142 

requisites 139 

uniformity of interpretation 142 

within and without the state 138 

Union School District in Concord, pensions, amount 422 

computation of service 422 



484 Index [1943 

Union School District in Concord, pensions, funds 422, 423 

incapacity 422 

limitation on term .... 422 
powers of board of 

education 423 

what persons affected. 422, 423 

United Nations of the World, memorial to Congress 364 

States veterans administration, sec Veterans, incompetent. 

University of New Hampshire, Benjamin Thompson trust fund . . . 294, 295 

nonresident students 54 

purchase of supplies 28 

state appropriation 308, 237 

Utility companies, locating poles, wires or conduits in highways . . . 171-174 
water works, see Municipal water works. 

Vautour, Roland, in favor of 358, 359 

Vegetables seeds, see Seeds. 

Veterans Association, New Hampshire, grant 303, 332 

council, state, compensation 274 

duties 274-276 

governor and council to appoint 274 

membership 274 

service officer 274 

term of office 274 

transfer of appropriation 291, 292 

vacancy 274 

defined 249, 250 

disabled, service exemption on real estate taxes 251 

guardians of, see Veterans, incompetent. 

incompetent, guardians of, application of income 137 

bonds 137 

notice to veterans administra- 
tion 137 

settlement of accounts 137 

United States administration, 

powers 136, 137 

indigent, burial expenses, accounts forwarded 146 

appropriation 319, 348 

certifications to board of welfare 145 

mayor, application by 145 

organizations, veterans, powers . 145 

selectmen, application by 145 

preferences, employment 275, 276 

registration for employment 275 

state employees, reinstatement in positions, see State em- 
ployees. 

tax exemptions 249-251, 288 

totally disabled, tax exemption 251 



1943] Index 485 

Veterans, World War I, orphans, scholarships 41, 42 

word defined 249, 250 

(see also Alilitary service). 

Veterinarian, dogs, cropping ears 203 

Veterinary' examiners, appropriation 323, 353 

reinstatement of licenses to persons after war 

service 35 

Village districts, annual meetings, date 121, 122 

appropriations 121, 227, 228 

budgets 112 

capital reserves 227-230 

commissioners, powers and duties 112 

elections, non-partisan ballot 29-33 

emcrgenc}- expenditures 112 

fiscal year 204 

limitation on appropriations 112 

special meetings, powers 121 

trustees trust funds, custodian capital reserves .... 228 

Vital statistics, adoption reports, forms 176 

copies of records 278, 279 

delayed certificates of birth 278 

department appropriation 317, 346 

fees for copies 278, 279 

penalties for illegal acts 279 

registrar, state, duties 278, 279 

prosecute violations 279 

rules and regulations to make 278, 279 

state health officer to be registrar 20 

Vocational education, administration by board of education 133, 134 

approval of training centers 133 

contracts between state board and school dis- 
trict 133 

nonresident students 133, 134 

provisions of federal acts, application 133 

rehabilitation, appropriation 315, 345 

Voters, (lualifications, see Elections. 

Voting machines for elections 142, 143 

Wage standards, see Minimum wage. 

Wages, exemption from trustee process 37, 38 

Wakefield, election legalized 399 

W'ar emergency legislation, assessment, stock in trade 110 

chauffeur licenses 21, 22 

child care centers 22. 23 

fish and game licenses 258, 259 

flight strip highways 157. 158 

housing for war workers 186-201 

local war housing centers 167 



486 Index [1943 

War emergency legislation, mortgage moratorium 90-94 

poll tax exemption 249, 250, 288 

recreational businesses 366 

reinstatement licenses, professional ... 34, 35 

state employees 105, 106, 289 

salary increase, state employees 247 

state aid for highways, suspended 168 

appropriations for departments . 253, 254 

town appropriation for civilian defense 144 

inductees 40, 41 

waiver of rights to compensation by 

employees in industry 269, 270 

War powers act, acceptance of federal aid and supplies 103 

air raid protection 100 

blackouts 100 

construction of act 104 

cooperation with state and federal authorities ... 97 

damages for taking property 99 

defense areas, establishment 102 

effect of rules and regulations 104 

effective date of act 105 

enforcement of regulations 100 

evacuations 103 

exemption from liability for damages 100 

federal aid, acceptance 103 

fire inspections 101 

firemen, powers in other towns 100, 101 

safety regulations 100, 101 

health and sanitation areas 103 

inoperation of other laws 104, 105 

laws, suspension of 91 

penalties 104 

police, power in other towns 100, 101 

power of governor to suspend statutes 97 

take property 98-100 

private buildings, use in evacuations 103 

public highways and streets 101, 102 

removal of administrative offices of government 104 

report to legislature of action under act 97 

rules and regulations, power to make 98 

statement of policy 96, 97 

surveys regarding necessities of life 97,98 

taking of private property, compensation and use 98-100 

termination of act 105 

title of act 96 

traffic regulations 102 

use of property taken 99, 100 

witnesses, attendance 98 



1943] Index 487 

War service, bonus for, see Bonus. 

(see also Military service). 

Warner, election legalized ^97 

Warren, appropriation for repair of highways 365 

Water control commission, appropriation 315, 355 

departments, capital reserves established 227-229 

resources board, department appropriation 314, 344 

projects for reservoirs 214 

terms of office 213, 214 

supply, damage by beavers, remedy 75, 76 

investigation by health department 165 

works, small municipal, reports 144 

Waters boundary between states, arrests for fishing violations 20, 21 

Webster, Daniel, birthplace, appropriation 306, 336 

Weights and measures, commissioner, vacancy in office 48, 49 

department appropriation 308, 337 

Welfare, public, see Public welfare. 

Wentworth, appropriation for repair of highways 365 

Whitefield grade crossings, sec^ Grade crossings. 

refunding bonds 403 

Wildlife exhibit in state house ^^9 

Wills, execution of -^30 

minors may make 135 

trustees under ^'^'■ 

Wilton, election legalized 397 

Windham, change of classification of roads ^4 

Winter maintenance of class I and II highways 169 

Witnesses mortgage moratorium, attendance at proceedings for 

poor persons "3 

war powers act "8 

Wolfeboro water and sewer system, borrowing power 405 

commissioners, duties 404, 405 

election 405 

tolls for use of system 40o 

union of systems 404, 40:) 

Women acknowledgments by 139 

firemen, entitled to benefits 246 

hours of labor 3o 



exceptions 



38 



unemployment compensation benefits 67 

war services bonus benefits 2<S.^, 286 

disability exemptions 249, 2d0 

employment preferences 275 

poll tax exemptions 2^0 

reinstatement in state service 106 

Wood and timber assessment, see Assessment. 

growing, interim commission to study 361, 362 

waste utilization, appropriation ^20, 3M 



488 Index [1943 

Words defined, armed forces 275 285 286 

boarding houses for children 21 

day, in tax laws 183 

factor 234 

fiduciary 281 

in military service 281 

firemen 246 

highway 70, 11, 169 

housing authority 187 

licensee, under reinstatement of certain licenses . . 35 

merchandise 234 

military or naval service 106, 250 

trustee in 281 

motor vehicle road toll law 76-78 

nonresident, motor vehicle laws 273 

public trust 259 

seeds, agricultural 59 

vegetable 59 

taxicabs 209 

transacting business of insurance 149 

vacancy in state oftice 48 

veteran 249, 250 

weed seeds 59, 60 

Working capital, state 28 

Workmen's compensation, limit of weekly payments 160 

loss of personal property 136 

medical service corporation law not to 

aflect 244, 245 

permanent partial disability benefits .... 33, 34 
remedial care, interim commission to 

study 298 

waiver of right in seeking employment 

during war emergency 269, 270 

Writs, service of, fees 71 

trustee, exemption il , 38 

Written instruments, acknowledgment 138-142 

Zoning, housing authorities 193